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Bongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 12TH JULY, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

 

VOL. II. No. 54*.

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.

No. 76.

By Order,

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

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received at this Office for the convey- ance of Fifteen Chinese Convicts to Singapore.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Schedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold, at West Point, &c.

BOUNDARY MEASURE-CONTENT

ORDER

MENTS.

IN

OF

LOCALITY.

SALE.

N. S. E. W.

FEET.

FIXED SQUARE ANNUAL,

RENT.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

183

Inland. West Point

£ s. d.

8.15.0

2

J

8.15,0

19

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th July, 1856.

4

Marine. West Point

5

"

No. 77.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. 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 Monday, the 21st instant, the Sale to com-

mence at 3 P.M.

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

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th July, 1856.

THE

NOTICE.

HE Interest and Responsibility of the late Mr IZIDORO A. D'ÁLMEIDA in our Firm ceased on the 28th ultimo, and Mr FRANCISCO AHUJAS has this day been admitted a Partner in ⚫ur Firm,

JOZE JORGE & Co.

Macao, 3d July, 1856.

W"

NOTICE.

HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS & Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned: We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to * any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co. JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1856.

No. 48.

Inland. Victoria Proper,

site of Harbour- Master's Boat- house

62 52 52 521 52 52 52 | 523| 521 521 521 521

2,756 2,756 2,756 8.15.0

105 105 300 300 31,500 52.10.0 105 105 300 300 31,500 52.10.0 IN W

66 100 135

:.

6,750 24.10.0

WILLIAM COWPER,

Acting Surveyor General

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received at this office for the convey- ance of Two Military convicts to England.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.`

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

TH

Capital £1,259,760.

HE undersigned are authorized to grant POLICIES covering Risks from FIRE, on BUILDINGS in this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre- mises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They are further authorized to grant POLICIES upon LIVES of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the “Northern Assurance Company.”

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

CARI,

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

General StoREKEEPRE, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong, Established 1843.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

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

HAVHANDLERY STORES Ortment of S1P

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.

FOR SALE,

At the Office of the “ China Mail.”

A TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with

all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-six Cents. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under, One Dollar; cach Additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Bangkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 19TH JULY, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 55.

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”

1

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

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

By Order,

1855.

NOTICE:

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary..

The time during which Crown Rents due for the Half-year ending 24th June last were payable at the Colonial, Treasury, having expired on the 15th Instant, it is hereby notified, that on the conclusion of Ten days further. from this date, Legal Proceedings will be instituted against'all Defaulters in such respect.

W. T. MERCER,-President. J. HYNDMAN,

H.. REINHARD,

}

Members,

of the Colonial Treasury Commission.

Victoria, Hongkong, 19th July, 1856.

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毋違特餘

咸豐六年六月十八日示 一千八百五十六年七月十九示

示示

No. 7.8.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor is pleased to direct the publication for general information, of the subjoined

Ordinance, which it is proposed to submit to the consideration of the Legislative Council

By Order,..

1

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th. July, 1856.

ΑΝΝΟ

HONGKONG.

if

VIGESIMO VICTORIA REGINE.

· No.

of 1856!

?

W. T. MERCER,.

Golonial Secretary,

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 for Seamen..

[ July, 1856.]

Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency, the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in manner following, that is to say :—

1

Persons, and

Licensed Shipping." I. His Excellency, in Executive Council is empowered to grant unto such and so e for such respective Periods and under such Conditions and Regulations, (whether with regard to forfeiture Agents to be appointed, by the Governor in or otherwise,) as to His said Excellency in Council shall from Time to Time seem meet, (but always subject Council 'to the provisions of this Ordinance,) Licenses to act in this Colony in and about the Procuring, Supplying, Hiring, and Engaging of Seamen for Merchant Vessels which said Persons shall be called Licensed Shipping Agents: and all such Conditions and Regulations shall, so soon as the same shall be approved by His said Excellency in Council, take effect according to the tenor thereof; and the same shall from Time to Time, when approved, be notified by insertion in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

THE

Bangkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 19TH JULY, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 55.

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”

1

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

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

By Order,

1855.

NOTICE:

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary..

The time during which Crown Rents due for the Half-year ending 24th June last were payable at the Colonial, Treasury, having expired on the 15th Instant, it is hereby notified, that on the conclusion of Ten days further. from this date, Legal Proceedings will be instituted against'all Defaulters in such respect.

W. T. MERCER,-President. J. HYNDMAN,

H.. REINHARD,

}

Members,

of the Colonial Treasury Commission.

Victoria, Hongkong, 19th July, 1856.

t.i

⇓ 納日五稅照 違地起日頭得 特如今限公 論者十又止本

+

庫 即日限於歲官 照内十英上麥

律尙日七半 告未由 月 年 討

本平

地示

毋違特餘

咸豐六年六月十八日示 一千八百五十六年七月十九示

示示

No. 7.8.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor is pleased to direct the publication for general information, of the subjoined

Ordinance, which it is proposed to submit to the consideration of the Legislative Council

By Order,..

1

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th. July, 1856.

ΑΝΝΟ

HONGKONG.

if

VIGESIMO VICTORIA REGINE.

· No.

of 1856!

?

W. T. MERCER,.

Golonial Secretary,

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 for Seamen..

[ July, 1856.]

Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency, the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in manner following, that is to say :—

1

Persons, and

Licensed Shipping." I. His Excellency, in Executive Council is empowered to grant unto such and so e for such respective Periods and under such Conditions and Regulations, (whether with regard to forfeiture Agents to be appointed, by the Governor in or otherwise,) as to His said Excellency in Council shall from Time to Time seem meet, (but always subject Council 'to the provisions of this Ordinance,) Licenses to act in this Colony in and about the Procuring, Supplying, Hiring, and Engaging of Seamen for Merchant Vessels which said Persons shall be called Licensed Shipping Agents: and all such Conditions and Regulations shall, so soon as the same shall be approved by His said Excellency in Council, take effect according to the tenor thereof; and the same shall from Time to Time, when approved, be notified by insertion in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

......

2

Fees on Licenses.

No License to be granted to luukeepers,, &c.

Offices and Clerks of Shipping Agents.

Report of Arrivals and Departures.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[No. 55.-JULY 19, 1856,

Dollars,

II. Every Licensed Shipping Agent shall, on receiving his License, pay the sum of and the same sum on every Renewal thereof at the end of the year during which he may have held the

same.

III. No License shall be granted under this Ordinance unto any Person keeping or being employed or interested in any Tavern, Inn, or Seamen's Lodging or Boarding House.

IV. Every Licensed Shipping Agent shall have and maintain an Office within a short distance from the Harbour Master's Office for the better despatch of the business thereof, and likewise a place for the Daily attendance or resort of Scamen desiring employment on Shipboard; and the said Agent shall also provide and engage a fit and sufficient Person as Clerk in his said Office, who shall be so far versed in the Indian and Malay Languages as to be able to transact the business of the said Office with Indian or Malay Seamen resorting thither for information and employment.

V. A Marine Report shall be duly and regularly kept by every Licensed Shipping Agent of all

No shipment to be Arrivals and Departures of Vessels at and from this Port.

lawful unless effected

VI. All Shipments of Seamen for any Vessels in this Port through the Harbour Master's Office, are by a Licensed Shipping hereby forbidden, unless effected by the means or under the authority of a Licensed Shipping Agent, or of Agent, or the Owner,

the Owner, Master, or Mate for the voyage of the said Vessel. &c.

therefor.

Shipping of Seamen VII. Any Licensed Shipping Agent, on receiving from a Seaman the legal Discharge of the said Seaman, and Fees payable (but not otherwise,) is authorised to hire and engage him for whatever voyage the said Agent and he may think fit, and to ship him accordingly through the Harbour Master's Office, and to charge the Owner or Master for the voyage of the Vessel on board of which he shall have so shipped him a Fee not exceeding Two Dollars for every such Seaman; which Fee shall be exclusive of the Fee of One Dollar payable at the Harbour Master's Office for every such Seaman to the use of the Crown.

Custom.

Harbour Master.

Mode of signing and VIII. Every Seaman, hired or engaged under this Ordinance, shall, for the purpose of being shipped, be entering into Articles. first taken by the Licensed Shipping Agent, Owner, Master, or Mate, so hiring or engaging him, or by some Person actually and bond fide being in the regular and ordinary employment of such Agent, Owner, Master, or Mate, to the Harbour Master's Office, and shall be then and there entered upon the Articles of the Vessel for which he is so hired or engaged as aforesaid. But in case the said Vessel shall be under the Flag, or be owned by the Subject of a Foreign State, represented at this Port by a Consular Officer, no such Entry on the Articles shall take place, unless the said Seaman shall have first produced a Certificate under the said Consular Officer's hand, and addressed to the Harbour Master, and stating, to the said Harbour Master's satisfaction, that the said Seaman is at liberty to sign the said Articles, and also for what Voyage, at what rate of Wages, and with what Advance thereof (if any) the said Seaman desires or intends to be so hired or engaged. Abrogation of the IX. The Rule Custom or Usage of paying unto Seamen engaged in the China Seas an advance of Three Months Wages' Three Months' Wages, is hereby abrogated; and from henceforward one Month's Wages and no more shall be advanced to every Seaman so engaged at the commencement of his said engagement. Shipping Agents to X. Every Licensed Shipping Agent shall be obedient to the Rules and Regulations of the Harbour obey the orders of the Master's Office, and to the Orders of the Harbor Master in and about the carrying into effect the Provisions

of this Ordinance. Unlawful employ-

XI. It shall be unlawful for any Person to employ an unlicensed Person in or about the Procuring, ment of Agents and Supplying, Hiring, Engaging, or Shipping, of Seamen for employment on board of any Vessel whatever, or receiving of Seamen. knowingly to accept, receive, or harbour any Seaman procured, supplied, hired, engaged, or shipped,

in order to such employment or for the purposes thereof contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance.

XII. Persons convicted before a stipendiary Magistrate, or any Two Justices, of offences against this Ordinance, shall forfeit to the Crown the Penalties following, (which shall be enforced and levied in the same way as Money Penalties imposed under Ordinance No. Ten of 1844 are now enforced and levied) that is to say: For every offence against Section Six or Section Eleven of this Ordinance, a Sum not exceed ing

Dollars, nor less than

Dollars; and for every offence against Section Ten of this Ordinance (being a First offence) a Sum not exceeding

Dollars nor less than

Dollars, or (being a Second offence) a Sum not exceeding

Dollars, nor less than

Dollars, or (being a Third offence) a Sum not exceeding

Dollars not less than

Dollars. Forfeiture of Li- XIII. In case of a Third offence against Section Ten of this Ordinance, the Offender shall also forfeit his License: And in such case, and also where, for any other cause, a License may have been forfeited, Repeal of provisions the party so forfeiting shall lose all right and title whatsoever to the Monies he shall have paid for the same. in Ordinance. No. 6 of

Scale of Penalties.

censes.

1852.

Extent of operation.

No. 76.

XIV. So much of Ordinance No. Six of 1852, as is inconsistent with this Ordinance is hereby repealed. XV. This Ordinance extends to all Vessels, British or Foreign, not being Vessels belonging to Her Majesty or any foreign Government.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received at this Office for the convey- ance of Fifteen Chinese Convicts to Singapore.

Monday, the 21st instant, is published for general inform- ation.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 19th July, 1856.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th July, 1856.

No. 48.

Amended Schedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold, at West Point, &c.

BOUNDARY MEASURE- CONTENT

No. 3

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1

any

Can

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this office for the convey- ance of Two Military convicts to England.

ORDER

MENTS.

IN

FIXED

OF

LOCALITY.

SALE.

N.

S. E. W.

SQUARE ANNUAL

RENT. FEET.

By Order,

2

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

128

Inland. West Point

£ 8. d.

3

"

2,756 52|| 521 521 52|| 52525252 2,756 52 521 521 52}| 2,756

8.15.0

8.15.0

8.15.0

Marine.

1

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

No. 79.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Notification No. 77, the following amended Description of Lots to be offered for Sale on

Inland. Victoria Proper, site of Harbour- Master's Boat- house

105 105 300 300 28,361| 52.10.0 105 105 300 300 29,310 52.10.0 NW

WILLIAM COWPER, Acting Surveyor General.

4 West Point

5

166 100 135

6,750| 24.10.0

......

2

Fees on Licenses.

No License to be granted to luukeepers,, &c.

Offices and Clerks of Shipping Agents.

Report of Arrivals and Departures.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[No. 55.-JULY 19, 1856,

Dollars,

II. Every Licensed Shipping Agent shall, on receiving his License, pay the sum of and the same sum on every Renewal thereof at the end of the year during which he may have held the

same.

III. No License shall be granted under this Ordinance unto any Person keeping or being employed or interested in any Tavern, Inn, or Seamen's Lodging or Boarding House.

IV. Every Licensed Shipping Agent shall have and maintain an Office within a short distance from the Harbour Master's Office for the better despatch of the business thereof, and likewise a place for the Daily attendance or resort of Scamen desiring employment on Shipboard; and the said Agent shall also provide and engage a fit and sufficient Person as Clerk in his said Office, who shall be so far versed in the Indian and Malay Languages as to be able to transact the business of the said Office with Indian or Malay Seamen resorting thither for information and employment.

V. A Marine Report shall be duly and regularly kept by every Licensed Shipping Agent of all

No shipment to be Arrivals and Departures of Vessels at and from this Port.

lawful unless effected

VI. All Shipments of Seamen for any Vessels in this Port through the Harbour Master's Office, are by a Licensed Shipping hereby forbidden, unless effected by the means or under the authority of a Licensed Shipping Agent, or of Agent, or the Owner,

the Owner, Master, or Mate for the voyage of the said Vessel. &c.

therefor.

Shipping of Seamen VII. Any Licensed Shipping Agent, on receiving from a Seaman the legal Discharge of the said Seaman, and Fees payable (but not otherwise,) is authorised to hire and engage him for whatever voyage the said Agent and he may think fit, and to ship him accordingly through the Harbour Master's Office, and to charge the Owner or Master for the voyage of the Vessel on board of which he shall have so shipped him a Fee not exceeding Two Dollars for every such Seaman; which Fee shall be exclusive of the Fee of One Dollar payable at the Harbour Master's Office for every such Seaman to the use of the Crown.

Custom.

Harbour Master.

Mode of signing and VIII. Every Seaman, hired or engaged under this Ordinance, shall, for the purpose of being shipped, be entering into Articles. first taken by the Licensed Shipping Agent, Owner, Master, or Mate, so hiring or engaging him, or by some Person actually and bond fide being in the regular and ordinary employment of such Agent, Owner, Master, or Mate, to the Harbour Master's Office, and shall be then and there entered upon the Articles of the Vessel for which he is so hired or engaged as aforesaid. But in case the said Vessel shall be under the Flag, or be owned by the Subject of a Foreign State, represented at this Port by a Consular Officer, no such Entry on the Articles shall take place, unless the said Seaman shall have first produced a Certificate under the said Consular Officer's hand, and addressed to the Harbour Master, and stating, to the said Harbour Master's satisfaction, that the said Seaman is at liberty to sign the said Articles, and also for what Voyage, at what rate of Wages, and with what Advance thereof (if any) the said Seaman desires or intends to be so hired or engaged. Abrogation of the IX. The Rule Custom or Usage of paying unto Seamen engaged in the China Seas an advance of Three Months Wages' Three Months' Wages, is hereby abrogated; and from henceforward one Month's Wages and no more shall be advanced to every Seaman so engaged at the commencement of his said engagement. Shipping Agents to X. Every Licensed Shipping Agent shall be obedient to the Rules and Regulations of the Harbour obey the orders of the Master's Office, and to the Orders of the Harbor Master in and about the carrying into effect the Provisions

of this Ordinance. Unlawful employ-

XI. It shall be unlawful for any Person to employ an unlicensed Person in or about the Procuring, ment of Agents and Supplying, Hiring, Engaging, or Shipping, of Seamen for employment on board of any Vessel whatever, or receiving of Seamen. knowingly to accept, receive, or harbour any Seaman procured, supplied, hired, engaged, or shipped,

in order to such employment or for the purposes thereof contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance.

XII. Persons convicted before a stipendiary Magistrate, or any Two Justices, of offences against this Ordinance, shall forfeit to the Crown the Penalties following, (which shall be enforced and levied in the same way as Money Penalties imposed under Ordinance No. Ten of 1844 are now enforced and levied) that is to say: For every offence against Section Six or Section Eleven of this Ordinance, a Sum not exceed ing

Dollars, nor less than

Dollars; and for every offence against Section Ten of this Ordinance (being a First offence) a Sum not exceeding

Dollars nor less than

Dollars, or (being a Second offence) a Sum not exceeding

Dollars, nor less than

Dollars, or (being a Third offence) a Sum not exceeding

Dollars not less than

Dollars. Forfeiture of Li- XIII. In case of a Third offence against Section Ten of this Ordinance, the Offender shall also forfeit his License: And in such case, and also where, for any other cause, a License may have been forfeited, Repeal of provisions the party so forfeiting shall lose all right and title whatsoever to the Monies he shall have paid for the same. in Ordinance. No. 6 of

Scale of Penalties.

censes.

1852.

Extent of operation.

No. 76.

XIV. So much of Ordinance No. Six of 1852, as is inconsistent with this Ordinance is hereby repealed. XV. This Ordinance extends to all Vessels, British or Foreign, not being Vessels belonging to Her Majesty or any foreign Government.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received at this Office for the convey- ance of Fifteen Chinese Convicts to Singapore.

Monday, the 21st instant, is published for general inform- ation.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 19th July, 1856.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th July, 1856.

No. 48.

Amended Schedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold, at West Point, &c.

BOUNDARY MEASURE- CONTENT

No. 3

וויין'

P

Mac

W

te the

We h

1

any

Can

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this office for the convey- ance of Two Military convicts to England.

ORDER

MENTS.

IN

FIXED

OF

LOCALITY.

SALE.

N.

S. E. W.

SQUARE ANNUAL

RENT. FEET.

By Order,

2

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

128

Inland. West Point

£ 8. d.

3

"

2,756 52|| 521 521 52|| 52525252 2,756 52 521 521 52}| 2,756

8.15.0

8.15.0

8.15.0

Marine.

1

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

No. 79.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Notification No. 77, the following amended Description of Lots to be offered for Sale on

Inland. Victoria Proper, site of Harbour- Master's Boat- house

105 105 300 300 28,361| 52.10.0 105 105 300 300 29,310 52.10.0 NW

WILLIAM COWPER, Acting Surveyor General.

4 West Point

5

166 100 135

6,750| 24.10.0

-JULY 19, 1836.]

NOTICE.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

Interest and Responsibility of the late M: IZIDORO A. D'ÂLMEIDA in our Firm

the 28th ultimo, and Mr FRANCISCO | LAS has this day been admitted a Partner in

JOZE JORGE & Co.

, 3d July, 1856.

NOTICE.

HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS & Co, of Canton, China, did, on the 11th Manh, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED -18 CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- fall their Property, real and personal, in trust benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned: Preby give notice to all concerned to make et to us of all sums due to, and to present to

claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1856,

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

CAPITAL£1,259,760.

[[HE undersigned are authorized to grant POLICIES covering Risks from FIRE, on BUILDINGS in this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre- mises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They are further authorized to grant POLICIES Upon LIVES of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the "Northern Assurance Company.”

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

FOR SALE,

66

At the Office of the “ China Mail.”

A TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

3

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

CHANDLERY 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.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-six Cents.

all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the Picul, TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS, Five Lines and under, One

and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

Dollar; cach Additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of those charges for each Repetition.

1.

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[No. 56. JULY 26, 1856.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Notice is hereby given, that the term for which License has been granted for the Privilege of Quarrying Stone oughout the Island will expire on the 31st proximo.

For the Year commencing 1st September next, this License will be divided; and for this purpose the Island will nprise two Districts, the one Eastward of the Sookunpoo Bridge in a line South towards Middle Island, and the er the places Westward of such line.

For the Privilege of Quarrying in each of these Districts for the period above mentioned, separate Tenders :1 be received at this Office up to Noon, on Friday the 15th proximo.

The Amount accepted for each License, the Party tendering will be required to pay into the Colonial Treasury

·arterly, and in advance.

The usual Regulations will be imposed..

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d July, 1856.

Canton,

W. T. MERCER, '

Colonial Secretary.

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2. 82.

JOHN BOWRING.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN

PROCLAMATION.

BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor

and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony

Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief uperintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

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JY 26, 1856.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

3

ereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honorable Labouchere, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and con- the two following Ordinances, namely:

Ordinance No. 2 of 1856, entitled-An Ordinance to amend the Low relating to Bills of Lading; Ordinance No. 4 of 1856, entitled—¿n Ordinance relating to Wills made by Chinese People:

Sr, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said two Ordinances have been so approved and confirmed as

1.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

ven at Victoria, Hongkong, this 25th Day of July, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office for the conveyance of Fifteen Chinese Convicts to Singapore.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th July, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Tenders will be received at this office for the conveyance of Two Military convicts to England.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

AM. CONSULAR COURT, CANTON,

er of the Estate of CHARLES BUCKTON,

if Whompoa, Storekeeper, deceased.

sans having Claims against or being mited to the above Estate, are requested - particulars of the same to the undersigned,

re the Twentieth day of August next.

HARRY S. PARKES,

Consul.

som, 19th July, 1856.

5. M. CONSULAR COURT, CANTON. witter of the Estate of JOHN Rhodes, Lister of Steamer “ Ann,” deceased.

Persons having Claims against or being ted to the above Estate, are requested - particulars of the same to the undersigned,

re the Twentieth day of August next.

HARRY S. PARKES,

Consul.

1. 19th July, 1856.

NOTICE.

REAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS A Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th Mar, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED

PUBLIC AUCTION.

AUCTION, on MONDAY, the 28th day of July. MITH & BRIMELOW will sell by PUBLIC 1856, at 11 o'clock A.M., at their Sale Room, Stanley Street,—

14 Bales WHITE SHIRTINGS.

Also,

100 Cases OLD TOM.

300 Do. GIN, 15-Bottles each.

300 Do. do. 12- do. do.

25 Do. OLIVE OIL.

100 Piculs of 31% to 12 IRON SHOT; with any other Goods that may offer previous to the Sale.

TERMS OF SALE,-Cash before delivery, in MEXICAN Dallars, weighed at 7.1.7.

Hongkong, 25th July, 1856.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

Capital £1,259,760.**

HE undersigned are authorized to grant POLICIES

THE undersigned are an prized, to grant pours

this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre-

*

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

ceased on the 28th ultimo, and Mr FRANCISCO THE Interest and Responsibility of the late Mr IZIDORO A. D'ÁLMEIDA in our Firm AHUJAS has this day been admitted a Partner in

our Firm,

Macao, 3d July, 1836.

JOZE JORGE & Co.

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.

FOR SALE,

At the Office of the “China Mail.”

"LastLATE in Canton, execute an Assign. mises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They A TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with

their Property, real and personal, in trust

* left of their Creditors, to the undersigned: |

y give notice to all concerned to make to us of all sums due to, and to present to ims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co. JAMES PURDON & Co.

, 18tharch, 1856.

are further authorized to grant POLICIES upon LIVES of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the

all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong-

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-siz Cents.

“Northern Assurance Company.” | TEENS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under, Onc Dollar; each Additional Line, Trenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

JY 26, 1856.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

3

ereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honorable Labouchere, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and con- the two following Ordinances, namely:

Ordinance No. 2 of 1856, entitled-An Ordinance to amend the Low relating to Bills of Lading; Ordinance No. 4 of 1856, entitled—¿n Ordinance relating to Wills made by Chinese People:

Sr, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said two Ordinances have been so approved and confirmed as

1.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

ven at Victoria, Hongkong, this 25th Day of July, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office for the conveyance of Fifteen Chinese Convicts to Singapore.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th July, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Tenders will be received at this office for the conveyance of Two Military convicts to England.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

AM. CONSULAR COURT, CANTON,

er of the Estate of CHARLES BUCKTON,

if Whompoa, Storekeeper, deceased.

sans having Claims against or being mited to the above Estate, are requested - particulars of the same to the undersigned,

re the Twentieth day of August next.

HARRY S. PARKES,

Consul.

som, 19th July, 1856.

5. M. CONSULAR COURT, CANTON. witter of the Estate of JOHN Rhodes, Lister of Steamer “ Ann,” deceased.

Persons having Claims against or being ted to the above Estate, are requested - particulars of the same to the undersigned,

re the Twentieth day of August next.

HARRY S. PARKES,

Consul.

1. 19th July, 1856.

NOTICE.

REAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS A Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th Mar, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED

PUBLIC AUCTION.

AUCTION, on MONDAY, the 28th day of July. MITH & BRIMELOW will sell by PUBLIC 1856, at 11 o'clock A.M., at their Sale Room, Stanley Street,—

14 Bales WHITE SHIRTINGS.

Also,

100 Cases OLD TOM.

300 Do. GIN, 15-Bottles each.

300 Do. do. 12- do. do.

25 Do. OLIVE OIL.

100 Piculs of 31% to 12 IRON SHOT; with any other Goods that may offer previous to the Sale.

TERMS OF SALE,-Cash before delivery, in MEXICAN Dallars, weighed at 7.1.7.

Hongkong, 25th July, 1856.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

Capital £1,259,760.**

HE undersigned are authorized to grant POLICIES

THE undersigned are an prized, to grant pours

this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre-

*

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

ceased on the 28th ultimo, and Mr FRANCISCO THE Interest and Responsibility of the late Mr IZIDORO A. D'ÁLMEIDA in our Firm AHUJAS has this day been admitted a Partner in

our Firm,

Macao, 3d July, 1836.

JOZE JORGE & Co.

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.

FOR SALE,

At the Office of the “China Mail.”

"LastLATE in Canton, execute an Assign. mises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They A TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with

their Property, real and personal, in trust

* left of their Creditors, to the undersigned: |

y give notice to all concerned to make to us of all sums due to, and to present to ims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co. JAMES PURDON & Co.

, 18tharch, 1856.

are further authorized to grant POLICIES upon LIVES of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the

all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong-

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-siz Cents.

“Northern Assurance Company.” | TEENS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under, Onc Dollar; each Additional Line, Trenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

Bangkong

THE

Government

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 2Ɗ AUGUST, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 57.

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.

HONGKONG.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

ANNO VIGESIMO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

No. 14 of 1856.

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 * Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

An Ordinance for Fees and Costs.

[31st July, 1856.]

Whereas no Provision hath been hitherto made by the Legislature of this Colony for the ascertaining of Court and other Fees and Costs in Equity Proceedings, and some of the said Fees, as hitherto levied, are illegal: And whereas the late reformation in procedure at Law, and in Equity, and Practice in general, maketh further Legislation with respect to Fees, Costs, and Taxation desirable:

Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

Preamble.

The Three Sche-

ance and to be inter-

I. The Three Schedules to this Ordinance annexed shall be deemed to be incorporated therewith, and (except where otherwise expressed) shall be interpreted in manner following, that is to say: The First dules to be incorpo- and Third Schedules respectively, as relating exclusively to Proceedings on the Equity side of the Supreme rated with the Ordin- Ceart of Hongkong, or to Business done or to be done in the practice of Conveyancing: And the Second Sche-preted as herein men- delc, as relating to all Proceedings whatsoever at Law or in Equity in the said Court, not being Proceedings tioned. before the Summary Jurisdiction thereof, nor Proceedings by way of Appeal in Rating Cases-and also to Business done or to be done in the practice of Conveyancing :- Yet so as that, where any of the Particulars ›

the said Three Schedules severally entered shall appear to be thereby respectively extended to other matters or occasions, or limited to sume special matters or occasions, the same shall be so interpreted accordingly.

II. From and after the passing of this Ordinance, it shall not be lawful to ask or receive, in respect to

Court Fees not to

y proceedings in Equity or Conveyancing Business, any Fees or Payments of Court or of Office other exceed the rates in an according to the Rates and Conditions in the said Schedule expressed, save that the Registrar of the the First Schedule. id Court is hereby empowered to remit or reduce all or any of such Fees or Payments, in any case where

good and sufficient ground shall have been shewn to his satisfaction for such Remission or Reduction.

III. The Rates, Conditions, and Limitations, contained in the said Second and Third Schedules res- Costs, &c. not to ex- tively, shall be strictly obeyed and enforced at the Taxation of Costs and Charges; and no allowance ceed the rates in the Se- hall be granted of any Costs or Charges otherwise than in conformity to the said Rates, Conditions, and cond and Third Sche- Limitations, respectively.

dules.

IV. The distinctions of Costs as between Party and Party, and of Costs as between Attorney, or One uniform Rule of Solicitor, or Proctor, and Client, are henceforward abolished at Law, in Equity, and elsewhere; and all Costs Taxation.

Charges hereafter to be taxed shall be taxed upon one uniform Scale, and according to the same conditions, and without regard to the distinctions aforesaid; and the Costs of Interlocutory Proceedings shall all cases be forthwith paid, and shall in no case be made to abide the event of the cause wherein such proceedings shall have been taken.

V. Nothing herein contained shall prevent a Client from binding himself by Special Contract under Reservation of spe- hand with his Attorney or Solicitor, to pay or allow unto him any reasonable Sum of Money for any cial written Contracts. iness done or to be done by the said Attorney or Solicitor for the said Client, albeit the said reasonable shall be of higher amount than the said Attorney or Solicitor under Sections Three and Four of

s Ordinance would upon Taxation have been entitled to.

VI. Upon strict Proof made to the Taxing Master of any such Contract, it shall be his duty to give eet thereto, or to so much thereof as he shall esteem reasonable; and he shall make his All-catur or Certificate accordingly.

Such Contracts may be allowed by the Tax- ing-master.

The. Hongkong Government Gazette.

[No. 57.—AUGUst 2, 1856.

Discretion as to Coun- VII. The allowance of Fees payable to Barristers for attending for the Plaintiff or Defendant before sel's Fees in Summary the Summary Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, or for any party in a Civil or Criminal Proceeding before Jurisdiction or Magis- any Magistrates or Justices in or out of Sessions, shall be discretionary with the said Court, Magistrates, or Justices respectively, but in no case shall a greater Fee than Fifteen Dollars be allowed for any such Attendance.

trates' Courts.

dact

Attornies may con-

VIII. It shall be the duty of an Attorney, if so required by his Client, to appear for him in Court and cases in Court conduct his case in person in any matter soever, whether Criminal or Civil, and in what Court soever, if upon Default of Coun- the said Attorney shall be unable, after Tender made by him to each of the Counsel belonging to the Hongkong Bar, of a proper Fee according to the Second Schedule aforesaid, to procure the attendance of Counsel in the said matter.

sel.

Translators' Fees

IX. The Fee of Twenty-five Cents per folio of the Original Document and no more shall be payable to a Translator of the Court for Translating and Copying any Document, whether at Law or in Equity or elsewhere.

Rights of Paupers.

X. Nothing herein contained shall prejudice Paupers in respect of their right of proceeding without Fee or Reward. Indemnity in Case XI. All Decrees and Decretal Orders touching the payment of any Costs or Charges in Equity, and all of former Proceedings Allowances or Certificates thereof, and all Payments under their authority at any time made before the in Equity.

passing of this Ordinance, are hereby ordained to be valid and effectual; yet so far only as respects the Jurisdic- tion in that behalf of the Court or Taxing Master making such Decrees or Decretal Orders or Allowances or Certificates, and the personal Liabilities of any member of the said Court, or of any such Taxing Master, for or in respect of the same.

Costs payable to the Crown.

XII. Costs of procedure shall be recoverable by or on behalf of the Crown upon every Judgment or Decree at Law, in Équity, or in the Admiralty or Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, whereby any Real or Personal Estate or any Forfeiture or Money Penalty shall have been adjudged to belong or awarded to the Crown.

JOHN BOWRING.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 31st Day of July, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA E Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE TO WHICH THE FOREGOING`ORDINANCE refers.

No.

The

COURT FEES.

$ cts.

For filing a Bill or Information,

For filing a Claim, Special Case, Caveat, Supplemental Statement, or Statement for Revivor,

4.00

1.00

For filing every attendable Petition,

For filing every nonattendable Petition,

For issuing every Original or Judge's Summons, For issuing every other Summous,

2.50

0.75

1.00

0.50

For sealing every other Writ, or Commission,

For issuing every Warrant,

For entering every appearance, whether to a Bill, Summons, or Claim, at the rate for every Three Defendants, or a broken

number if less than Three,

For sealing every Writ in the nature of Contempt Process,

For resealing any Writ, or Commission,

For filing every Set of Interrogatories, whether for examination of parties or Witnesses,

0.50

2.00

2.00

4.00

1.00

1.50

For filing every Answer, or set of Exceptions,

1.50

For entering or filing the Duplicate of any Record or Proceeding,

1.00

For every Amendment of the Record,

For every Witness examined by the Registrar elsewhere than in his Office, per day, including as aforesaid, but besides

Expenses,

For every Witness examined in the Office of the Registrar, per hour or broken hour (including Oath, Affirmation, or

Declaration,).

2.00

1.50

6.00

For every Witness examined out of the Jurisdiction, per day, including as aforesaid, but besides Expenses, For taking the Affidavit of any Invalid Deponent at his place of Residence, including as aforesaid, but besides Expenses, For taking every Oath, Affirmation, or Declaration in other Cases,

10.00

4.00

0.50

For filing every Affidavit with or without Exhibits annexed,

0,50

For every Search made or Inspection had for or of Records or Documents, per hour or broken hour, For every Office Copy made, per folio,

1.00

0.15

For Stamping or Marking any other Copy or Duplicate,

1.00

For attending elsewhere than in the Supreme Court with Record or to prove Documents, per day, besides Expenses, For every Bill of Costs taxed, per Centum,

2.00

For every other Certificate, including Signing,

For entering every Notice of Motion,

For every Certificate of the Taxing Master or of the Judge's Clerk (including Signing,)

For every Advertisement prepared and published besides the Expense thereof,

For entering or filing any Document not specified in this Schedule,

For entering or setting down any Cause, Claim, Petition, or Special Case for hearing before the Court, including the Hearing, For every Decree or Decretal Order drawn up and entered, including the Minutes thereof,

For every Interlocutory Order when not of Course, but relating to the conduct of a Suit or Matter drawn up and entered, For every other Order of Court drawn up and entered,

5.00

4.00

1.00

2.00

1.00

1.00

2.00

4.00

1.00

0.50

For every other Order in Chambers drawn up and entered, For every Enrolment of a Decree or Decretal Order,

4.00

2.00

THE SECOND SCHEDULE TO WHICH THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE REFERS.

COUNSELS' FEES.

$ cls.

10.00

·

Retainer in any matter at Law, in Equity, or in the Ecclesiastical or Admiralty Jurisdiction, Perusing, Settling, Drawing, or Advising on any Pleadings or Evidence either at Law or ip Equity, or any Deeds, Wills or Judgments or Papers, according to the amount of Labour bestowed,-such labour to be estimated, not with reference solely to the Volume of the Instructions or Draught, or the Time occupied, or the difficulty of the Case, or any other Circumstances in particular, but with a due regard to all the Circumstances of each Case.

The same Observation applies to the principle on which the allowance of Fees to Counsel upon Briefs at Law or in

Equity is to be determined, subject to the provisions next hereinafter contained.

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$cts.

The Fee payable to the sole Counsel or leading Counsel at the Trial or Hearing of a Cause, or any other Proceeding either

at Law or in Equity (except in the cases next specified) shall be at least,

The following Scale of Fees is not to be exceeded in any of the cases specified, viz:-

25.00

25.00

Consultation or Conference;

Motion for leave to file a Claim in Equity, or to substitute Service of Process at Law, or in Equity, or to take a Document off the File of the Court at Law or in Equity, or for Contempt Process at Law or in Equity, or for time to plead or auswer, or to discharge an order for time,

10.00

5,00

25.00

Motion of Course, Every other Motion,

The Fee Payable to each Junior Counsel (where such is allowed) is not to exceed Two-thirds of the Fee allowed to his Senior Counsel, at any Consultation or Conference, or in any proceeding before the Court, and whether at Law or in Equity or elsewhere.

No Fee to be allowed to a Junior Counsel in any case except upon good grounds shown to the satisfaction of the Taxing

Master.

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Refreshers are not to exceed the rate of One-half the amount allowed for the Original Fees, yet so as that in no case the

Fee payable as a Refresher shall be less than, Counsel attending Arbitrations or Commissions shall receive the like Fees as at Trials at Law or Hearings in Equity, save that they shall be further entitled to their Expenses, and also to a remuneration for every day after the first day, of,

5.00

50.00

THE THIRD SCHEDULE TO WHICH THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE REFERS.

SOLICITORS' COSTS.

$ cts.

4.00

6.00

3.00

1.50

Instructions to Sue or Defend, Instructions to prepare Bill, Claim, Original Petition, Special Case, or Original Summons or answer Plea or Demurrer

or to advise thereon (including the perusal of papers),

For entering Appearance in the cases aforesaid (including Instructions to appear) if for less than Three Defendants, The like for every Three Defendants over the First Three, a broken number of less than Three counting as Three, For preparing and filing a Bill, Claim, Original Petition, Special Case, or Original Summons (including sealing and issuing) or Answer, Plea, or Demurrer, a Fee to be regulated by the volume of Instructions, the nature and diffi- culties of the Case, and the Work performed.

For preparing, filling up, sealing and leaving any other Summons,

For Instructions and Attendances not by this Schedule provided for (if the Taxing Master shall allow the same), such reasonable Fees as he shall determine. But no allowance shall be made in respect of Instructions for Documents (not herein specified) to be brought into Judge's Chambers or the Office of the Court, save for Interrogatories, Examinations, and Affidavits, not being Affidavits of course or of the Party's own Solicitor or a Clerk of such. For making Copies to serve, or for the opposite Party, or fair Copies, per folio,

For engrossing in all other Cases, per folio,

For every Attendance to Bespeak, Deliver, Receive or File Documents, to make Payments, or to obtain Appointments, For every Attendance at Court, or in Chambers at the Hearing of any opposed Motion, Attendable Petition, or Original Summons, or Plea, or Demurrer, or before an Examiner or Commissioner, taking Evidence, per hour or broken hour,

or Court Petition, or Special Case, or Plea, or Demurrer, For the like at the Hearing of the Cause, Claim, Original or Court Petition, or or on further Directions, except in the Case next hereinafter specified, For attending and conducting any matter, in Court whether at Law, in Equity, or elsewhere, under Section Eight of this

Ordinance a Fee, not exceeding, For every Attendance to instruct Counsel, Consultation, Conference, Meeting, Search, Inspection, or Reading

Documents, per hour or broken hour,

1.50

0.15

0.18

1.00

2.00

6.00

25.00

2.00

For every Attendance to marshal Evidence or take down the Statements of a proposed Witness, such Fee as the Taxing

Master shall think fit to allow, not exceeding for every hour or broken hour,

3,00

For every Attendance at Judge's Chambers at any Government Office or at any Public Office not hereinbefore provided

for, per hour or broken hour,

2.00

10.00

1.00

folio,

0.25

If so charged, for every folio,

For draughting in all Cases not herein specified, per folio,

0.25

0.35

For every Attendance beyond Five Miles from Victoria, in lieu of the above rates of charge for attendances, but exclusive

of reasonable Expenses, per day,

For every letter, if not charged per

For translating any Document, per folio of the Original,

For Messages and Expenses according to the circumstances of each Case.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined amended Draft of the Ordinance for Seamen, is hereby published for general information.

By order of His Excellency The Governor in the Legislative Council,

Council Room, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st July, 1856.

HONGKONG.

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

ANNO VIGESIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1856.

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 for Seamen..

· [ July, 1856.]

Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in manner following, that is to say :-

Licensed Shipping

1. His Excellency in Executive Council is empowered to grant unto such and so many Persons, and for such respective Periods and under such Conditions and Regulations, (whether with regard to forfeiture Agents to be appointed or otherwise,) as to His said Excellency in Council shall from Time to Time seem meet, (but always subject by the Governor in to the provisions of this Ordinancė,) Licenses to act in this Colony in and about the Procuring, Supplying,

Council.

1

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or

No. 37.—Argust 2, 1856.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

3

$cts.

The Fee payable to the sole Counsel or leading Counsel at the Trial or Hearing of a Cause, or any other Proceeding either

at Law or in Equity (except in the cases next specified) shall be at least,

The following Scale of Fees is not to be exceeded in any of the cases specified, viz:-

25.00

25.00

Consultation or Conference;

Motion for leave to file a Claim in Equity, or to substitute Service of Process at Law, or in Equity, or to take a Document off the File of the Court at Law or in Equity, or for Contempt Process at Law or in Equity, or for time to plead or auswer, or to discharge an order for time,

10.00

5,00

25.00

Motion of Course, Every other Motion,

The Fee Payable to each Junior Counsel (where such is allowed) is not to exceed Two-thirds of the Fee allowed to his Senior Counsel, at any Consultation or Conference, or in any proceeding before the Court, and whether at Law or in Equity or elsewhere.

No Fee to be allowed to a Junior Counsel in any case except upon good grounds shown to the satisfaction of the Taxing

Master.

·

11

Refreshers are not to exceed the rate of One-half the amount allowed for the Original Fees, yet so as that in no case the

Fee payable as a Refresher shall be less than, Counsel attending Arbitrations or Commissions shall receive the like Fees as at Trials at Law or Hearings in Equity, save that they shall be further entitled to their Expenses, and also to a remuneration for every day after the first day, of,

5.00

50.00

THE THIRD SCHEDULE TO WHICH THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE REFERS.

SOLICITORS' COSTS.

$ cts.

4.00

6.00

3.00

1.50

Instructions to Sue or Defend, Instructions to prepare Bill, Claim, Original Petition, Special Case, or Original Summons or answer Plea or Demurrer

or to advise thereon (including the perusal of papers),

For entering Appearance in the cases aforesaid (including Instructions to appear) if for less than Three Defendants, The like for every Three Defendants over the First Three, a broken number of less than Three counting as Three, For preparing and filing a Bill, Claim, Original Petition, Special Case, or Original Summons (including sealing and issuing) or Answer, Plea, or Demurrer, a Fee to be regulated by the volume of Instructions, the nature and diffi- culties of the Case, and the Work performed.

For preparing, filling up, sealing and leaving any other Summons,

For Instructions and Attendances not by this Schedule provided for (if the Taxing Master shall allow the same), such reasonable Fees as he shall determine. But no allowance shall be made in respect of Instructions for Documents (not herein specified) to be brought into Judge's Chambers or the Office of the Court, save for Interrogatories, Examinations, and Affidavits, not being Affidavits of course or of the Party's own Solicitor or a Clerk of such. For making Copies to serve, or for the opposite Party, or fair Copies, per folio,

For engrossing in all other Cases, per folio,

For every Attendance to Bespeak, Deliver, Receive or File Documents, to make Payments, or to obtain Appointments, For every Attendance at Court, or in Chambers at the Hearing of any opposed Motion, Attendable Petition, or Original Summons, or Plea, or Demurrer, or before an Examiner or Commissioner, taking Evidence, per hour or broken hour,

or Court Petition, or Special Case, or Plea, or Demurrer, For the like at the Hearing of the Cause, Claim, Original or Court Petition, or or on further Directions, except in the Case next hereinafter specified, For attending and conducting any matter, in Court whether at Law, in Equity, or elsewhere, under Section Eight of this

Ordinance a Fee, not exceeding, For every Attendance to instruct Counsel, Consultation, Conference, Meeting, Search, Inspection, or Reading

Documents, per hour or broken hour,

1.50

0.15

0.18

1.00

2.00

6.00

25.00

2.00

For every Attendance to marshal Evidence or take down the Statements of a proposed Witness, such Fee as the Taxing

Master shall think fit to allow, not exceeding for every hour or broken hour,

3,00

For every Attendance at Judge's Chambers at any Government Office or at any Public Office not hereinbefore provided

for, per hour or broken hour,

2.00

10.00

1.00

folio,

0.25

If so charged, for every folio,

For draughting in all Cases not herein specified, per folio,

0.25

0.35

For every Attendance beyond Five Miles from Victoria, in lieu of the above rates of charge for attendances, but exclusive

of reasonable Expenses, per day,

For every letter, if not charged per

For translating any Document, per folio of the Original,

For Messages and Expenses according to the circumstances of each Case.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined amended Draft of the Ordinance for Seamen, is hereby published for general information.

By order of His Excellency The Governor in the Legislative Council,

Council Room, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st July, 1856.

HONGKONG.

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

ANNO VIGESIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1856.

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 for Seamen..

· [ July, 1856.]

Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in manner following, that is to say :-

Licensed Shipping

1. His Excellency in Executive Council is empowered to grant unto such and so many Persons, and for such respective Periods and under such Conditions and Regulations, (whether with regard to forfeiture Agents to be appointed or otherwise,) as to His said Excellency in Council shall from Time to Time seem meet, (but always subject by the Governor in to the provisions of this Ordinancė,) Licenses to act in this Colony in and about the Procuring, Supplying,

Council.

1

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or

No. 37.—Argust 2, 1856.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

3

$cts.

The Fee payable to the sole Counsel or leading Counsel at the Trial or Hearing of a Cause, or any other Proceeding either

at Law or in Equity (except in the cases next specified) shall be at least,

The following Scale of Fees is not to be exceeded in any of the cases specified, viz:-

25.00

25.00

Consultation or Conference;

Motion for leave to file a Claim in Equity, or to substitute Service of Process at Law, or in Equity, or to take a Document off the File of the Court at Law or in Equity, or for Contempt Process at Law or in Equity, or for time to plead or auswer, or to discharge an order for time,

10.00

5,00

25.00

Motion of Course, Every other Motion,

The Fee Payable to each Junior Counsel (where such is allowed) is not to exceed Two-thirds of the Fee allowed to his Senior Counsel, at any Consultation or Conference, or in any proceeding before the Court, and whether at Law or in Equity or elsewhere.

No Fee to be allowed to a Junior Counsel in any case except upon good grounds shown to the satisfaction of the Taxing

Master.

·

11

Refreshers are not to exceed the rate of One-half the amount allowed for the Original Fees, yet so as that in no case the

Fee payable as a Refresher shall be less than, Counsel attending Arbitrations or Commissions shall receive the like Fees as at Trials at Law or Hearings in Equity, save that they shall be further entitled to their Expenses, and also to a remuneration for every day after the first day, of,

5.00

50.00

THE THIRD SCHEDULE TO WHICH THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE REFERS.

SOLICITORS' COSTS.

$ cts.

4.00

6.00

3.00

1.50

Instructions to Sue or Defend, Instructions to prepare Bill, Claim, Original Petition, Special Case, or Original Summons or answer Plea or Demurrer

or to advise thereon (including the perusal of papers),

For entering Appearance in the cases aforesaid (including Instructions to appear) if for less than Three Defendants, The like for every Three Defendants over the First Three, a broken number of less than Three counting as Three, For preparing and filing a Bill, Claim, Original Petition, Special Case, or Original Summons (including sealing and issuing) or Answer, Plea, or Demurrer, a Fee to be regulated by the volume of Instructions, the nature and diffi- culties of the Case, and the Work performed.

For preparing, filling up, sealing and leaving any other Summons,

For Instructions and Attendances not by this Schedule provided for (if the Taxing Master shall allow the same), such reasonable Fees as he shall determine. But no allowance shall be made in respect of Instructions for Documents (not herein specified) to be brought into Judge's Chambers or the Office of the Court, save for Interrogatories, Examinations, and Affidavits, not being Affidavits of course or of the Party's own Solicitor or a Clerk of such. For making Copies to serve, or for the opposite Party, or fair Copies, per folio,

For engrossing in all other Cases, per folio,

For every Attendance to Bespeak, Deliver, Receive or File Documents, to make Payments, or to obtain Appointments, For every Attendance at Court, or in Chambers at the Hearing of any opposed Motion, Attendable Petition, or Original Summons, or Plea, or Demurrer, or before an Examiner or Commissioner, taking Evidence, per hour or broken hour,

or Court Petition, or Special Case, or Plea, or Demurrer, For the like at the Hearing of the Cause, Claim, Original or Court Petition, or or on further Directions, except in the Case next hereinafter specified, For attending and conducting any matter, in Court whether at Law, in Equity, or elsewhere, under Section Eight of this

Ordinance a Fee, not exceeding, For every Attendance to instruct Counsel, Consultation, Conference, Meeting, Search, Inspection, or Reading

Documents, per hour or broken hour,

1.50

0.15

0.18

1.00

2.00

6.00

25.00

2.00

For every Attendance to marshal Evidence or take down the Statements of a proposed Witness, such Fee as the Taxing

Master shall think fit to allow, not exceeding for every hour or broken hour,

3,00

For every Attendance at Judge's Chambers at any Government Office or at any Public Office not hereinbefore provided

for, per hour or broken hour,

2.00

10.00

1.00

folio,

0.25

If so charged, for every folio,

For draughting in all Cases not herein specified, per folio,

0.25

0.35

For every Attendance beyond Five Miles from Victoria, in lieu of the above rates of charge for attendances, but exclusive

of reasonable Expenses, per day,

For every letter, if not charged per

For translating any Document, per folio of the Original,

For Messages and Expenses according to the circumstances of each Case.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined amended Draft of the Ordinance for Seamen, is hereby published for general information.

By order of His Excellency The Governor in the Legislative Council,

Council Room, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st July, 1856.

HONGKONG.

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

ANNO VIGESIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1856.

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 for Seamen..

· [ July, 1856.]

Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in manner following, that is to say :-

Licensed Shipping

1. His Excellency in Executive Council is empowered to grant unto such and so many Persons, and for such respective Periods and under such Conditions and Regulations, (whether with regard to forfeiture Agents to be appointed or otherwise,) as to His said Excellency in Council shall from Time to Time seem meet, (but always subject by the Governor in to the provisions of this Ordinancė,) Licenses to act in this Colony in and about the Procuring, Supplying,

Council.

4

Fees on Licenses.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[No. 57.-AUGust 2, 1856,

Hiring, and Engaging of Scamen for Merchant Vessels-which said Persons shall be called Licensed Shipping Agents: and all such Conditions and Regulations shall, so soon as the same shall be approved by His said Excellency in Council, take effect according to the tenor thereof; and the same shall from Time to Time, when approved, be notified by insertion in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

II. Every Licensed Shipping Agent shall, on receiving his License, pay the sum of Two hundred Dollars, and the same sum on every Renewal thereof at the end of the year during which he may have held the No License to be same. granted to Innkeepers,

&c.

Offices and Clerks of Shipping Agents.

Report of Arrivals and Departures.

Shipments to be

III. No License shall be granted under this Ordinance unto any Person keeping or being employed or interested in any Tavern, Inn, or Seamen's Lodging or Boarding House.

IV. Every Licensed Shipping Agent shall have and maintain an Office within a convenient distance from the Harbour Master's Office for the better despatch of the business thereof, and likewise a place for the Daily attendance or resort of Seamen desiring employment on Shipboard; and the said Agent shall also provide and engage a fit and sufficient Person as Clerk in his said Office, who shall be qualified to transact the business of the said Office with Indian or Malay Seamen resorting thither for information and employment. V. A Marine Report shall be duly and regularly kept by every Licensed Shipping Agent of all Arrivals and Departures of Vessels at and from this Port.

VI. All Shipments of Seamen for any Vessels in this Port shall be effected by the means or under effected by a Licensed the authority of a Licensed Shipping Agent, or of the Owner, Master, or Mate for the voyage of the said Shipping Agent, or the Owner, &c.

Vessel, and passed through the Harbour Master's Office. Shipping of Seamen

therefor.

VII. Any Licensed Shipping Agent, on receiving from a Seaman the legal Discharge of the said Seaman, and Fees payable (but not otherwise,) is authorised to hire and engage him for whatever voyage the said Agent and he may think fit, and to ship him accordingly through the Harbour Master's Office, and to charge the Owner or Master for the voyage of the Vessel on board of which he shall have so shipped him a Fee not exceeding one Dollar for every such Seaman; which Fee shall be exclusive of the Fee of One Dollar payable at the Harbour Master's Office for every such Seaman to the use of [

.

]

Mode of signing and

VIII. Every Seaman, hired or engaged under this Ordinance, shall, for the purpose of being shipped, be entering into Articles, first taken by the Licensed Shipping Agent, Owner, Master, or Mate, so hiring or engaging him, or by some Person actually and bond fide being in the regular and ordinary employment of such Agent, Owner, Master, or Mate, to the Harbour Master's Office, and shall, except in the case next hereinafter specified, be then and there entered upon the Articles of the Vessel for which he is so hired or engaged as aforesaid. But, in case the said Vessel shall be under the Flag, or be owned by the Subject of a Foreign State, represented at this Port by a Consular Officer, the said Harbour Master shall, instead of so entering the said Seaman, make out and deliver unto him a Certificate under the said Harbour Master's hand, addressed to the said Con- sular Officer, and stating that the said Seaman is at liberty to sign the said Articles, and also for what Voyage, at what rate of Wages, and with what Advance thereof (if any) the said Seaman desires or intends to be so hired or engaged. And, upon production of the said Certifiate by the said Seaman unto the said Consular Officer, it shall be lawful for the said Consular Officer to enter him accordingly upon the Articles of the said Vessel.

Custom.

obey the orders of the

Abrogation of the

IX. The Rule Custom or Usage of paying unto Seamen engaged to serve in the China Seas an advance Three Months Wages' of Three Months' Wages, is hereby abrogated; and from henceforward one Month's Wages and no more

shall be advanced to every Seaman so engaged at the commencement of his said engagement. Shipping Agents to X. Every Licensed Shipping Agent shall be obedient to the aforesaid Conditions and Regulations, Harbour Master. and also to the Rules and Regulations of the Harbour Master's Office, and to the Orders of the Harbor

Master in and about the carrying into effect the Provisions of this Ordinance. Unlawful employ- XI. It shall be unlawful for any Person to employ an unlicensed Person in or about the Procuring, ment of Agents and receiving of Seamen. Supplying, Hiring, Engaging, or Shipping, of Seamen for employment on board of any Vessel whatever, or knowingly to accept, receive, or harbour any Seaman procured, supplied, hired, engaged, or shipped, in order to such employment or for the purposes thereof contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance.

Scale of Penalties.

Forfeiture of Li-

censes.

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XII. Persons convicted before a stipendiary Magistrate, or any Two Justices, of offences against this Ordinance, shall forfeit to the Crown the Penalties following, (which shall be enforced and levied in the same way as Money Penalties imposed under Ordinance No. Ten of 1844 are now enforced and levied) that is to say-For every offence against. Section Six or Section Eleven of this Ordinance, a Sum not exceed- ing one hundred Dollars, nor less than twenty Dollars; and for every offence against Section Ten of this Ordinance (being a First offence) a Sum not exceeding five Dollars, nor less than one Dollar, or (being a Second offence) a Sum not exceeding ten Dollars, nor less than two Dollars, or (being a Third offence) a Sum not exceeding twenty Dollars, not less than five Dollars.

XIII. In case of a Third offence against Section Ten of this Ordinance, the Offender shall also forfeit his License: And in such case, and also where, for any breach of Condition to that effect, a License may have been forfeited, the party so forfeiting shall lose all right and title whatsoever to the Monies he shall Repeal of provisions have paid for the same.

in Ordinance No. 6 of 1852.

Extent of operation.

No. 83.

XIV. So much of Ordinance No. Six of 1852, as is inconsistent with this Ordinance is hereby repealed. XV. This Ordinance extends to all Vessels, British or Foreign, not being Vessels belonging to Her Majesty or any foreign Government.

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, 30th July, 1856.

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 1856, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

notes issuED...................................$183,693, exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st July, 1856.

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

Specie as required by the Charter.

Victoria, Hongkong, 30th July, 1856.

H. REINHARD,

A Member of the Colonial Treasury Commission,

4

Fees on Licenses.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[No. 57.-AUGust 2, 1856,

Hiring, and Engaging of Scamen for Merchant Vessels-which said Persons shall be called Licensed Shipping Agents: and all such Conditions and Regulations shall, so soon as the same shall be approved by His said Excellency in Council, take effect according to the tenor thereof; and the same shall from Time to Time, when approved, be notified by insertion in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

II. Every Licensed Shipping Agent shall, on receiving his License, pay the sum of Two hundred Dollars, and the same sum on every Renewal thereof at the end of the year during which he may have held the No License to be same. granted to Innkeepers,

&c.

Offices and Clerks of Shipping Agents.

Report of Arrivals and Departures.

Shipments to be

III. No License shall be granted under this Ordinance unto any Person keeping or being employed or interested in any Tavern, Inn, or Seamen's Lodging or Boarding House.

IV. Every Licensed Shipping Agent shall have and maintain an Office within a convenient distance from the Harbour Master's Office for the better despatch of the business thereof, and likewise a place for the Daily attendance or resort of Seamen desiring employment on Shipboard; and the said Agent shall also provide and engage a fit and sufficient Person as Clerk in his said Office, who shall be qualified to transact the business of the said Office with Indian or Malay Seamen resorting thither for information and employment. V. A Marine Report shall be duly and regularly kept by every Licensed Shipping Agent of all Arrivals and Departures of Vessels at and from this Port.

VI. All Shipments of Seamen for any Vessels in this Port shall be effected by the means or under effected by a Licensed the authority of a Licensed Shipping Agent, or of the Owner, Master, or Mate for the voyage of the said Shipping Agent, or the Owner, &c.

Vessel, and passed through the Harbour Master's Office. Shipping of Seamen

therefor.

VII. Any Licensed Shipping Agent, on receiving from a Seaman the legal Discharge of the said Seaman, and Fees payable (but not otherwise,) is authorised to hire and engage him for whatever voyage the said Agent and he may think fit, and to ship him accordingly through the Harbour Master's Office, and to charge the Owner or Master for the voyage of the Vessel on board of which he shall have so shipped him a Fee not exceeding one Dollar for every such Seaman; which Fee shall be exclusive of the Fee of One Dollar payable at the Harbour Master's Office for every such Seaman to the use of [

.

]

Mode of signing and

VIII. Every Seaman, hired or engaged under this Ordinance, shall, for the purpose of being shipped, be entering into Articles, first taken by the Licensed Shipping Agent, Owner, Master, or Mate, so hiring or engaging him, or by some Person actually and bond fide being in the regular and ordinary employment of such Agent, Owner, Master, or Mate, to the Harbour Master's Office, and shall, except in the case next hereinafter specified, be then and there entered upon the Articles of the Vessel for which he is so hired or engaged as aforesaid. But, in case the said Vessel shall be under the Flag, or be owned by the Subject of a Foreign State, represented at this Port by a Consular Officer, the said Harbour Master shall, instead of so entering the said Seaman, make out and deliver unto him a Certificate under the said Harbour Master's hand, addressed to the said Con- sular Officer, and stating that the said Seaman is at liberty to sign the said Articles, and also for what Voyage, at what rate of Wages, and with what Advance thereof (if any) the said Seaman desires or intends to be so hired or engaged. And, upon production of the said Certifiate by the said Seaman unto the said Consular Officer, it shall be lawful for the said Consular Officer to enter him accordingly upon the Articles of the said Vessel.

Custom.

obey the orders of the

Abrogation of the

IX. The Rule Custom or Usage of paying unto Seamen engaged to serve in the China Seas an advance Three Months Wages' of Three Months' Wages, is hereby abrogated; and from henceforward one Month's Wages and no more

shall be advanced to every Seaman so engaged at the commencement of his said engagement. Shipping Agents to X. Every Licensed Shipping Agent shall be obedient to the aforesaid Conditions and Regulations, Harbour Master. and also to the Rules and Regulations of the Harbour Master's Office, and to the Orders of the Harbor

Master in and about the carrying into effect the Provisions of this Ordinance. Unlawful employ- XI. It shall be unlawful for any Person to employ an unlicensed Person in or about the Procuring, ment of Agents and receiving of Seamen. Supplying, Hiring, Engaging, or Shipping, of Seamen for employment on board of any Vessel whatever, or knowingly to accept, receive, or harbour any Seaman procured, supplied, hired, engaged, or shipped, in order to such employment or for the purposes thereof contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance.

Scale of Penalties.

Forfeiture of Li-

censes.

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XII. Persons convicted before a stipendiary Magistrate, or any Two Justices, of offences against this Ordinance, shall forfeit to the Crown the Penalties following, (which shall be enforced and levied in the same way as Money Penalties imposed under Ordinance No. Ten of 1844 are now enforced and levied) that is to say-For every offence against. Section Six or Section Eleven of this Ordinance, a Sum not exceed- ing one hundred Dollars, nor less than twenty Dollars; and for every offence against Section Ten of this Ordinance (being a First offence) a Sum not exceeding five Dollars, nor less than one Dollar, or (being a Second offence) a Sum not exceeding ten Dollars, nor less than two Dollars, or (being a Third offence) a Sum not exceeding twenty Dollars, not less than five Dollars.

XIII. In case of a Third offence against Section Ten of this Ordinance, the Offender shall also forfeit his License: And in such case, and also where, for any breach of Condition to that effect, a License may have been forfeited, the party so forfeiting shall lose all right and title whatsoever to the Monies he shall Repeal of provisions have paid for the same.

in Ordinance No. 6 of 1852.

Extent of operation.

No. 83.

XIV. So much of Ordinance No. Six of 1852, as is inconsistent with this Ordinance is hereby repealed. XV. This Ordinance extends to all Vessels, British or Foreign, not being Vessels belonging to Her Majesty or any foreign Government.

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, 30th July, 1856.

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 1856, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

notes issuED...................................$183,693, exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st July, 1856.

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

Specie as required by the Charter.

Victoria, Hongkong, 30th July, 1856.

H. REINHARD,

A Member of the Colonial Treasury Commission,

No 57. AUGUST 2,1856.] The Hongkong Government Gazette.

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No. 80.

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Colonial Secretary.

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 proximo; and that 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 15th proximo.

The Amount of the accepted Tender is to be paid into the Colonial Treasury in Quarterly Payments, and in advance.

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d July, 1856.

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W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

行日人 疑庫季其核本 於

: 於聲充

聲充闔招核於 觀呈首以署華英明作港諗計, 本 望月稔輸將七八每人新

年港

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No. 81.

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GOVERNMENT. NOTIFICATION.

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

For the Year commencing 1st September next, this License will be divided; and for this purpose the Island will comprise two Districts, the one Eastward of the Sookunpoo Bridge in a line South towards Middle Island, and the other the places Westward of such line.

For the Privilege of Quarrying in each of these Districts for the period above mentioned, separate Tenders will be received at this Office up to Noon, on Friday the 15th proximo.

The Amount accepted for each License, the Party tendering will be required to pay into the Colonial Treasury Quarterly, and in advance.

The usual Regulations will be imposed.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d July, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 57.-August 2, 1856.

呈華英願 攬

·憲

例年!

華八月初二

英八月卅一

願交納稅鋨若干叙寫明晳于禀內 攬頭者具禀聲明東西兩段每隊各 舖石橋作爲西一段其有欲充石山 爲東一段復自中洲以西仍至捍 掃桿舖石橋以東至深水灣中洲作 章程將本港石山分爲東西兩段自 例應行招諗新人承充惟本年新定

本港承攬開探石山頭人于本 日已屆一年期滿照

桿作

五銀

日以前將禀親赴本署

華七月十五

以納稅銀數最

呈遞俟侯槖齊

各宜恪遵毋任遲疑觀望自悞特

約爲此合行出示曉諭闔港人等知

于每季首月初一日照數詣公庫呈

高者准其投充其石稅銀按四季准

一千八百五十

六七

No. 48.

呈准

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this office for the conveyance of Two Military convicts to England.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

Steam for

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE THE singapore, will cinee on SATURDAY, the

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

THE

& SOUTHAMPTON; Also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “SINGAPORE," Captain GRAINGER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- | sengers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places; will leave this on SUNDAY, the 10th August, at2P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.N. 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 & 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.

ROBr. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 25th July, 1856.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of the late THE

Mr IZIDORO A. D'ALMEIDA in our Firm ceased on the 28th ulliino, and Mr FRANCISCO AHUJAS has this day been admitted a Partner in our Firm,

Macao, 3d July, 1856.

JOZE JORGE & Co.

9th August, at 6 o'clock P.M.; and the SUPPLE- MENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning,-LETTERS received from 9 to 10 o'clock A.M., for a late Fee of 6d. ; and from 10 o'clock a.M. to 1 o'clock P.M. at a late Fee of 1s.

Letters posted between the hours of 10 and 1 o'clock must be Prepaid.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Hongkong, 26th July, 1856.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. CAPITAL £1,259,760.

Covering Risks from FIRE, on BUILDINGS in [HE undersigned are authorized to grant POLICIES

this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre- mises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They are further authorized to grant POLICIES upon LIVES of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the “Northern Assurance Company."

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

SMITH & BRIMELOW, AHIP CHANDLERS,

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

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

IN H. B. M.'s CONSULAR COURT, CANTON. In the matter of the Estate of CHARLES BUCKTON, of Whampoa, Storekeeper, deccased. LL Persons having Claims against or being indebted to the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned, on or before the Twentieth day of August next.

HARRY S. PARKES,

Consul.

Canton, 19th July, 1856.

IN H. B. M.'s CONSULAR COURT, CANTON. In the matter of the Estate of John Rhodes, Engineer of Steamer " Ann," deceased. LL Persons having Claims against or being indebted to the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned, on or before the Twentieth day of August next.

HARRY S. PARKES,

Consul

Canton, 19th July, 1856.

WH

NOTICE.

́HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS & Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned : We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co. JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18tharch, 1856.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.—

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-siz Cents. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cents—"One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Bongkong 3206 GovernmenÏ

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH AUGUST, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

P

VOL. II. No. 58.

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.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

The following Draft Ordinance, read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council on the 31st Ultimo, is published for general information.

By order of His Excellency The Governor in Council,

Council Room, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th August, 1856..

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

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No.. of 1856..

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 for amending the Law of Evidence and Trial by Jury.

[ July, 1856.]

Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in manner following, that is to say :-

1. The Act of Parliament passed in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Years of Her present Majesty, Extends 18 & 19. Chapter Forty-two, relating to Uaths administered and Notarial Acts done by Diplomatic and Consular Vict., c. 42, to this.

Colony. Agents, shall, from and after the passing hereof, come into force within this Colony for all purposes whatsoever.

II. Whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Supreme Court, or of the Court of Petty Depositions may be Sessions, that the Person conducting a Criminal Prosecution on behalf of the Crown is merely, by reason of the read at Trial when illness or absence from the Colony of a Person whose Deposition shall have been duly taken in the matter, the Witness is too ill before or on the Committal of the Prisoner to take his Trial upon such Prosecution, unable to produce the to be produced. said Person as a Witness upon the said Trial, then and in such case the said Deposition may be read at the said Trial as Evidence against the said Prisoner, if the said Court shall think fit.

III. A Heathen Witness, in any Court or before any Person empowered to administer an Oath, shall not Heathen Witnesses be sworn either before or upon giving his testimony, unless such Witness shall of his own accord express his not to be sworn but by

their express desire.. desire to be sworn, and unless the said Court or Person shall accede to such his desire, in which case the said Witness shall be sworn according to his conscience. But every such unsworn Witness shall, before the taking of his said Evidence, be by, or by the order of, the said Court or Person duly warned to speak the Truth, and informed of the Penalties to which, in case he shall not speak the Truth, he will become liable; it being hereby declared and enacted, that the Penalties of Perjury shall be deemed and taken to apply to False Testimony given by any such unsworn Witness in any case where, if he had given the same upon Oath, he would by Law have thereby become liable to the same.

IV. Where two or more conflicting or contradictory Statements of Fact, or alleged Fact, have been made Contradictory State- by one and the same Witness before any Court or Person empowered as aforesaid, either at the same Examin-ments by the same Witness may be pun- ation or at two or more Examinations, an Indictment or Information may be presented or exhibited against ished as Perjury.. him, charging him with having, on the Day or Days of his said Examination or Examinations, wilfully and knowingly made the said conflicting or contradictory Statements, and setting forth the short material purport or effect thereof respectively; and if such Witness shall be thereof convicted in whole or in part, he shall suffer the Penalties of Perjury.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[No. 58.-AUGUst 9, 1856.

Or (if before the V. If the Court before which the Statements in Section Four mentioned, or the last of them, shall have Supreme Court

or been so made shall happen to be the Supreme Court, or the Court of Petty Sessions, such Court may, if it Petty Sessions) Sum shall think fit, treat the same as a Contempt of Court under Section Twenty-eight of Ordinance No. Six of 1845, and forthwith proceed summarily to punish the same in manner therein mentioned, which Punishment shall be in lieu of all other Penalties hereby provided.

marily.

Not necessary in such cases to ascertain the truth of such statements.

VI. In Proceedings under Sections Four and Five of this Ordinance, it shall not be necessary to enquirc, state, or prove the respective Truth or Falsehood of any such Statements.

VII. The Materiality of any False Testimony to the issue or matter in question shall not be deemed Materiality of False essential in determining the character of the Offence thereby committed; and every Person guilty of False Testimony not essen- Testimony shall, without regard to the Materiality or Immateriality thereof to any such issue or matter, suffer tial to constitute the the Penalties of Perjury, if the Jury at his Trial shall think fit to convict him of his said Offence. Offence of Perjury.

VIII. Matters of Inducement, and Averments, whether Affirmative or Negative, shall no longer be intro- Shortening the form of Indictments and In- duced into Indictments or Informations for Perjury, False Witness, or False Declaration; and it shall be formations for Per-sufficient to charge therein, according to the facts, that the Defendant, on the day or days, falsely, jury, &e.

knowingly and wilfully stated before the Court or Person empowered as aforesaid, the matters alleged to be Ordinance No. 4 of false, setting forth the same shortly, and according to the substantial effect thereof. 1851, (ss. 5, 6, & 7,) IX. Section Five of Ordinance No. Four of 1851 is hereby amended, by substituting the word ed;and Ordinances No. 6 February ' for the word (January ';–Sections Six and Seven of the same Ordinance are hereby revived 1 of 1851, and No. 4 of and confirined ;—And Ordinances No. One of 1851 and No. Four of 1854 are hereby repealed. 1854 repealed.

amended and confirm-

'Witness' defined.

X. The word(Witness'in this Ordinance shall extend to every person whose Answer, Deposition, Affidavit or other Declaration upon Oath, either rivd voce, in writing, or upon record, may be taken or might have been taken but for this Ordinance.

G

No.84.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION..

Tenders will be received at this Office for the conveyance of. Twenty-four Chinese Convicts、to Singapore.

This number may be increased during the ensuing week.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, Ist August, 1856.

No. 80.

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 proximo; and that 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 15th proximo.

The Amount of the accepted Tender is to be paid into the Colonial Treasury in Quarterly Payments, and in

advance.

i

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d July, 1856.

W.T MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No.81.

一千八百五十

六七

遲公每充察赴千禀願

行日人照 疑庫季其核本於聲充闔招核於得 觀呈首鹽以署華英明作港諭計本本 年港 望 月稔輪將八八每造人新 自各初禀月月年監等人年華英承 悞宜 按銀投十七繳斤知承期人八攬 特恪日四最遞五五納頭悉充滿八月秤 示遵照季多候 日餉人凡為照月三鹽

鹽斤頭

母數准者彚 以銀者:有此例初十斤 任詣于准齊 前若具情示應

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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

For the Year commencing 1st September next, this License will be divided ; and for this purpose the Island will comprise two Districts, the one Eastward of the Sookunpoo Bridge in a line South towards Middle Island, and the other the places Westward of such line.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

AUGUST 9, 1856.] The Hongkong Government Gazette.

For the Privilege of Quarrying in each of these Districts for the period above mentioned, separate Tenders be received at this Office up to Noon, on Friday the 15th proximo.

The Amount accepted for each License, the Party tendering will be required to pay into the Colonial Treasury arterly, and in advance.

The usual Regulations will be imposed.

}

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d July, 1856.

華英

照得本港承欖開探石山頭人于本 日已屆一年期滿照

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華英

英八月卅

華八月初二

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英八月十五

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具作段

候十 菜五 五五

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悉各宜恪遵毋任遲疑觀望自悞特 納爲此合行出示曉諗闔港人等知 于每季首月初一日照數詣公庫呈

高者准其投充其石稅銀按四季准

一千八百五十

六年

六七

日示

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this office for the conveyance of Two Military convicts to England.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

Steam for

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

& SOUTHAMPTON; Also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

MIE PENINSULAR & Oriental Steam NAVIGA-

THE

THE

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer “ingapore," will close on SATURDAY, the 9th August. at 6 o'clock P.M.; and the SUPPLE- MENTAL MAIL will be made up the following Morning, LETTERS received from 9 to 10 o'clock A.M., for a late Fee of 6d. ; and from 10 o'clock a.m. to 1 o'clock P.M. at a late Fee of 1s.

Letters posted between the hours of 10 and 1

TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “SINGAPORE,” Captain GRAINGER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- | o'clock must be Prepaid. wwws, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places,

leave this on SUNDAY, the 10th August, *!? F.M.

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

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and Passage, arry 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 4! the Packages for the Overland Route is required 44 Sur Egyptian Government, and must be delivered Eye Shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills w Luding or with Parcels; and the Company do #ad kodd themselves responsible for any Detention or Vejudice which may happen from incorrectness in *** declaration.

ROBT. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental

Sozen Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 25th July, 1856.

NOTICE

TM. IZIORO A. D'ALMEIDA in our Firm

ME Interest and Responsibility of the late

A on the 23th ultimo, and Mr FRANCISCO HAUJAS has this day been admitted a Partner in w: Firm,

JOZE JORGE & Co.

Macao, 3d July, 1856.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Hongkong, 26th July, 1856.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. CAPITAL £1,259,760.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

IN H. B. M.'s CONSULAR COURT, CANTON In the mutter of the Estate of CHARLES BUCKTON, of Whompoa, Storekeeper, deceased. LL Persons having Claims against or being indebted to the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned, on or before the Twentieth day of August next.

HARRY S. PARKES, Consul.

Canton, 19th July, 1856.

IN H. B. M.'s CONSULAR COURT, CANTON. In the matter of the Estate of JOHN RHODES, Engineer of Steamer “ Ann,” deceased. LL Persons having Claims against or being indebted to the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned, on or before the Twentieth day of August next.

HARRY S. PARKES,

Consul.

HE undersigned are authorized to grant POLICIES! A

Covering Risks from FIRE, on BUILDINGS in this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre- mises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They are further authorized to grant POLICIES upon LIVES of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the “Northern Assurance Company.”

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

A

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.

HA

BE

Also,

IRITS, 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. ; alsa, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

Canton, 19th July, 1856.

WHEREAS, the

NOTICE.

& Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned: We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to prescat to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co. JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18tharch, 1856.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.→→ PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copios, Thirty-six 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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Bongkong

THE

!

Government

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 16TH AUGUST, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 59.

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.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

The subjoined Draft Ordinance, as amended by the Legislative Council on the 11th Instant, is hereby published for general information.

By Order,

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

Council Room, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th August, 1856.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. of 1856.

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 for amending the Law of Evidence and Trial by Jury.

[ August, 1856.]

Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in manner following, that is to say :—

Extends 18 & 19.

1. So much of the Act of Parliament passed in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Years of Her present Majesty, Chapter Forty-two, relating to Oaths administered and Notarial Acts done by Diplomatic and Vict., c. 42, to this

Colony. Consular Agents, as is not now in force within this Colony, shall, from and after the passing hereof, come into force within the same.

in

II. All Instruments whatsoever filed or recorded in any Foreign Court of Justice or Consulate shall be Foreign Instruments. admissible in evidence within this Colony, upon being proved in like manner as Documents filed or recorded any Foreign Court are now proveable; and all Documents whatsoever filed or recorded in any Foreign Court or Consulate under this or any other Ordinance shall, when so proved and admitted, be holden as authentic and effectual for all purposes as the same would be holden in such Court or Consulate.

III. Whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Supreme Court, or of the Court of Petty Depositions may be Sessions, that the Person conducting a Criminal Prosecution on behalf of the Crown is merely, by reason of the read at Trial when the illness or absence from the Colony of, or the impracticability of serving process on, a Person whose Deposition too ill to be produced. shall have been duly taken in the matter, before or on the Committal of the Prisoner to take his Trial upon such Prosecution, unable to produce the said Person as a Witness upon the said Trial, then and in such case the said Deposition may be read at the said Trial as Evidence against the said Prisoner, if the said Court shall think fit.

Witness is absent or

Heathen Witnesses

IV. A Heathen Witness, in any Court or before any Person empowered to administer an Oath, shall not be sworn either before or upon giving his Testimony, unless the said Court or Person shall think fit so to not to be sworn but by direct; in which case the said Witness shall be sworn according to his Conscience. But every Heathen order of the Court. Witness shall, before the taking of his said Evidence, be by, or by the order of, the said Court or Person, duly warned to speak the Truth, and informed of the Penalties to which, in case he shall not speak the Truth, he will become liable; it being hereby declared and enacted, that the Penalties of Perjury shall be deemed and taken to apply to False Testimony given by any such Witness, whether sworn or unsworn, in any case where, if he had given the same upon Oath, he would by Law have thereby become liable to the same.

No.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[No. 59.-AUGUST 16, 1856.

Contradictory State- V. Where two or more conflicting or contradictory Statements of Fact, or alleged Fact, have been made ments by the same by one and the same Witness before any Court or Person empowered as aforesaid, either at the same Examin- Witness may be pun-ation or at two or more Examinations, and whether before the same Court or Person, or before any other ished as Perjury,

Court or Person, an Indictment or Information may be presented or exhibited against him, charging him with having, on the Day or Days of his said Examination or Examinations, wilfully and knowingly made the said conflicting or contradictory Statements, and setting forth the short material purport or effect thereof respectively; and if such Witness shall be thereof convicted in whole or in part, he shall suffer the Penalties of Perjury. Or (if before the VI. If the Court before which the Statements in Section Five mentioned, or the last of them, shall have Supreme Court or Petty Sessions) sum-

been so made shall happen to be the Supreme Court, or the Court of Petty Sessions, such Court may, if it marily, unless they shall think fit, either direct a Prosecution of the same for Perjury, and commit the Offender unless he shall shall direct a Prose-give bail for trial at the next Sessions of the Court so committing, or treat the same as a Contempt of Court,

cution.

and forthwith proceed summarily to punish the same, either by Fine not exceeding for every such Offence Two Hundred Dollars, or by Imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding for every such Offence Six Calendar Months, which Punishment shall be in lieu of all other Penalties hereby provided. Not necessary in VII. In Proceedings under Sections Five and Six of this Ordinance, it shall not be necessary to enquire, the truth of such state, or prove the respective Truth or Falsehood of any such Statements.

such cases to ascertain

statements,

VIII. The Materiality of any False Testimony to the issue or matter in question shall not be deemed Materiality of False essential in determining the character of the Offence thereby committed; and every Person guilty of False Testimony, not essen Testimony shall, without regard to the Materiality or Immateriality thereof to any such issue or matter, suffer tial to constitute the Offence of Perjury.

the Penalties of Perjury, if the Jury at his Trial shall think fit to convict him of his said Offence. Shortening the form IX. Matters of Inducement, and Averments, whether Affirmative or Negative, shall no longer be intro- of Indictments and In-duced into Indictments or Informations for Perjury, False Witness, or False Declaration; and it shall be formations for Per-sufficient to charge therein, according to the facts, that the Defendant, on the day or days, falsely, jury, &c.

knowingly, and wilfully stated before the Court or Person empowered as aforesaid, the matters alleged to be false, setting forth the same shortly, and according to the substantial effect thereof. Ordinances No. 4 of X. Section Five of Ordinance No. Four of 1851 is hereby amended, by substituting the word 1851, (§§ 5, 6, & 7,) and February' for the word 'January';-Sections Six and Seven of the same Ordinance are hereby revived No. 14 of 1856, § 2, and confirmed;-Section Two of Ordinance No. Fourteen of 1856, is hereby amended by inserting the word ed; and Ordinances' First' before the word 'Schedule ';—And Ordinances No. One of 1851 and No. Four of 1854 are hereby No. 1 of 1851, and No. repealed. '4 of 1854 repealed.

XI. The word 'Witness' in this Ordinance shall extend to every person whose Answer, Deposition, 'Witness' defined. Affidavit, or other Declaration upon Oath, either vivá voce, in writing, or upon record, may be taken or

might have been taken but for this Ordinance.

amended and confirm-

"

No. 85.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that the Privilege for Quarrying 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 Monday, the 25th Instant.

The Upset Price, calculated from the Tenders already received, will be intimated at the time of Sale. Payments in Dollars, to be made into the Colonial Treasury, Quarterly in advance.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th August, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

for the Colonial Secretary.

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No. 86.

GOVERNMENT

NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that the Privilege of Salt-weighing from the 1st September next, will be submitted to Public Competition, at the Office of the Chief Magistrate of Police, between the hours 1 and 2 P.M., on Monday, the 25th Instant.

throughout the

Island, for the period of One Year

-AUGUST 16, 1856.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

The Upset Price, calculated from the Tenders already received, will be intimated at the time of Sale. Payments in Dollars, to be made into the ColonialTreasury, Quarterly in advance.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO, for the Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th August, 1856.

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年日

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48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this office for the conveyance of Two Military convicts to England.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

3

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1856,

NOTICE.

HE SUPREME COURT will hold Extra NISI PRIUS SITTINGS on TUESDAY, the 'reri, and SATURDAY, the Twenty-third, *»ƒa Angust instant, at 12 o'clock at Noon.

By order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

NOTICE.

HE SUPREME COURT will sit in its Equi-

TABLE JURISDICTION, on WEDNESDAY,| Twentieth day of August instant, at 12 o'clock at

-1.0.

By order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar.

NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per- annal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of ANTON, Foocuow, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having . duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the Serigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at I hereby give notice to all concerned to * payment to me of all Sums due to, and to )~~ai to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

Conton, 7th August, 1856.

NOTICE.

THE

THE Interest and Responsibility of the late W'

Mr IZIDORO A. D'ALMEIDA in our Firm ceased on the 28th ultimo, and Mr FRANCISCO HAUJAS has this day been admitted a Partner in our Fiam,

Macao, 3d July, 1856.

JOZE JORGE & Co.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIT CHANDLERS,

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

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail."

A TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with

all CHARGES—Tea, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

NOTICE.

HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS & Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned: We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sunis due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co. JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18tharch, 1356.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

TH

CAPITAL £1,259,760.

HE undersigned are authoris to grant POLICIES covering Risks from FIRE, on BUILDINGS in this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre- mises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They are further authorized to grant POLICIES upon LIVES of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the “Northern Assurance Company.”

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.--

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-siz Cents. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each Additional Liue. Twenty Cents-One- half of those charges for each Repetition.

THE

Bongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23ð AUGUST, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 60.

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, na before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLamations, NotificATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO VICTORIA REGINE.

t

No. 15 of 1856.

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 for amending the Law of Evidence and Trial by Jury.

[22d August, 1856.]

Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in manner following, that is to say :-

Extends 18 & 19

1. So much of the Act of Parliament passed in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Years of Her present Majesty, Chapter Forty-two, relating to Oaths administered and Notarial Acts done by Diplomatic and Vict., c. 42, to Consular Agents, as is not now in force within this Colony, shall, from and after the passing hereof, come Colony. into force within the same.

II. All Instruments whatsoever, legally and properly filed or recorded in any Foreign Court of Justice Foreign Instruments. or Consulate according to the Law and Practice of such Court or Consulate, and all Copies of such Instru- ments, shall be admissible in evidence within this Colony, upon being proved in like manner as Documents filed or recorded in any Foreign Court are proveable under this or any other Ordinance; and all Documents whatsoever so filed or recorded in any Foreign Court or Consulate, and all Copies of such Documents, shall, when so proved and admitted, be holden as authentic and effectual for all purposes of évidence as the same would be holden in such Court or Consulate.

Witness is absent or

III. Whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Supreme Court, or of the Court of Petty Depositions may be Sessions, that the Person conducting a Criminal Prosecution on behalf of the Crown is merely, by reason of the read at Trial when the illness or absence from the Colony of, or the impracticability of serving process on, a Person whose Deposition too ill to be produced. shall have been duly taken in the matter, before or on the Committal of the Prisoner to take his Trial upon such Prosecution, unable to produce the said Person as a Witness upon the said Trial, then and in such case the said Deposition may be read at the said Trial as Evidence against the said Prisoner, if the said Court shall think fit.

Heathen Witnesses

order of the Court.

IV. A Heathen Witness, in any Court or before any Person empowered to administer an Oath, shall not be sworn either before or upon giving his Testimony, unless the said Court or Person shall think fit so to not to be sworn but by direct; in which case the said Witness shall be sworn according to his Conscience. But every Heathen Witness shall, before the taking of his said Evidence, be by, or by the order of, the said Court or Person, duly warned to speak the Truth, and informed of the Penalties to which, in case he shall not speak the Truth, he will become liable; it being hereby declared and enacted, that the Penalties of Perjury shall be deemed and taken to apply to False Testimony given by any such Witness, whether sworn or unsworn, in any case where, if he had given the same upon Oath, he would by Law have thereby become liable to the same.

V. Where two or more conflicting or contradictory Statements of Fact, or alleged Fact, have been Contradictory State- wilfully and knowingly made by one and the same Witness before any Court or Person empowered as aforements by the same Witness may be pun- aid, either at the same Examination or at two or more Examinations, and whether before the same Court

ished as Perjury. or Person, or before any other Court or Person, an Indictment or Information may be presented or exhibited #inst him, charging him with having, on the Day or Days of his said Examination or Examinations, wilfully and knowingly made the said conflicting or contradictory Statements, and setting forth the short material purport or effect thereof respectively; and if such Witness shall be thereof convicted in whole or in pirt, he shall suffer the Penalties of Perjury.

Or (if before the Supreme Court

cation.

The Hongkong Government Gazetje.

[No. 60.—AUGUst 23, 1856.

VI. If the Court before which the Statements in Section Five mentioned, or the last of them, shall have or been so made shall happen to be the Supreme Courty or the Court of Petty Sessions, such Court may, if it Petty Sessions) sum- shall think fit, either direct a Prosecution of the same for Perjury, and commit the Offender unless he shall marily, unless they shall direct a Prose-give bail for trial at the next Sessions of the Court so committing, or treat the same as a Contempt of Court, and forthwith proceed summarily to punish the same, either by Fine not exceeding for every such Offence Two Hundred Dollars, or by Imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding for every such Offence Six Calendar Months, which Punishment shall be in lieu of all other Penalties hereby provided. VII. In Proceedings under Sections Five and Six of this Ordinance, it shall not be necessary to enquire, state, or prove the respective Truth or Falsehood of any such Statements.

Not necessary in snch cases to ascertain the truth of such statements.

VIII. The Materiality of any False Testimony to the issue or matter in question shall not be deemed Materiality of Falso essential in determining the character of the Offence thereby committed; and every Person guilty of False Testimony not essen- Testimony shall, without regard to the Materiality or Immateriality thereof to any such issue or matter, suffer tial to constitute the the Penalties of Perjury, if the Jury at his Trial shall think fit to convict him of his said Offence. Offence of Perjury.

IX. Matters of Inducement, and Averments, whether Affirmative or Negative, shall no longer be intro- Shortening the form of Indictments and In-luced into Indictments or Informations for Perjury, False Witness, or False Declaration; and it shall be formations for Per-sufficient to charge therein, according to the facts, that the Defendant, on the day or days, falsely, jury, &c.

knowingly, and wilfully stated before the Court or Person empowered as aforesaid, the matters alleged to be false, setting forth the same shortly, and according to the substantial effect thereof. Ordinances No. 4 of X. Section Five of Ordinance No. Four of 1851 is hereby amended, by substituting the word 1851, (§§ 5, 6, & 7,) and February' for the word January-Sections Six and Seven of the same Ordinance are hereby revived No. 14 of 1856, § 2, and confirmed;-Section Two of Ordinance No. Fourteen of 1856, is hereby amended by inserting the word ed; and Ordinances First' before the word 'Schedule ';—And Ordinances No. One of 1851 and No. Four of 1854 are hereby No. 1 of 1851, and No. repealed. 4 of 1854 repealed.

XI. The word 'Witness' in this Ordinance shall extend to every person whose Answer, Deposition, 'Witness' defined. Affidavit, or other Declaration upon Oath, either vivá voce, in writing, or upon record, may be taken or

might have been taken but for this Ordinance.

JOHN BOWRING.

amended and confirm-

No. 87.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 22d Day of August, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In consequence of Regulations issued by the French Authorities, it is necessary that Persons intending to return to Europe via France, should be provided with Passports granted at the Port of Embarkation.

Passports will in consequence be issued to Her Majesty's Subjects by His Excellency The Governor at the Office of the Colonial Secretary. The Official Fee of Five Dollars, under Ordinance No. 5 of 1845, will be payable- on the issue of each Passport.

Where the party applying for a Passport is unknown at the Government Offices, the Signature of Two House- holders in the Colony will be necessary for his identification.

1

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st August, 1856.

*

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO, for the Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency The Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China has great satisfaction in publishing, for the information of all concerned, Translation of a Royal Decree of H.M.C. Majesty dated 29th April, emancipating from all restrictions the Exportation of Rice and Paddy from the Ports of the Philippine Islands designated in the said

Decree.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th August, 1856.

*W. WOODGATE.

EXTRACT FRom the official bulletin of the philippines OF 15TH JULY, 1856. Official Section.-Supreme Government of the Philippines. From the Principal Department of State charged with the Affairs beyond the Seas, I have received, dated the 29th April last, the following Royal Order: Most Excellent Sr.,-The Queen, whom God preserve! having been advised by Your communication No. 195, dated 7th September ultimo, as by the instructive information which accompanied it, and having Her attention constantly directed to the development of Agricultural Production, which has no other basis than consumption, and no more powerful channel than the freedom of mercantile transactions, has recognized that Your Ordinance of 29th August last is a decided improvement upon the measures formerly taken in times of scarcity,-and that for the future the error must cautiously be avoided of seeking to lower prices by the prohibition of exportation and other Official measures since it is only by the liberty of exchange that the current prices of different markets can be levelled according to the laws which regulate supply and demand; and as Her Majesty (whom God preserve!) is of opinion that nothing is more likely to encourage agriculture in the Philippines than the demand for the markets of China, and that this demand will augment trade between the two countries, unless checked by partial interests,—has been pleased to decree as follows: 1st, The Trade in Rice and Paddy between the Ports and Provinces of the Philippine Islands shall in future be carried on in entire liberty, and without being subject to other rules and formalities than those established by the Superintendency for the embarkation or transfer of other articles of free traffic. 2d, The exportation of Rice and Paddy for foreign countries shall have effect from the following Ports,-Manila, in the Province of Tondo; Sual, in that of Pangasinan ; Currimao, in that of North Ilocos; Salomaque, in that of South Ilocos; San Miguel, in that of Camarines, and for those of Zamboanga, Iloilo, Casios, and Antique, in the provinces of the same name,-as in all others where a Custom House is established for foreign trade. 3d, For the export of Rice and Paddy, no special license is required from the government, nor other formalities than those adopted as a general rule for articles of free traffic.

And having advised the execution, I

By Royal order I communicate this to You, to give proper execution and effect to the same. send it to You to give it the necessary publicity in the province You command.

God preserve you many years, Manila, 15th July, 1856, P.A.D.E.G.G.

THE GENERAL 2D CABO MONTERO.

Copy,

True Copy,

W. WOODGATE.

MARTINEZ.

Or (if before the Supreme Court

cation.

The Hongkong Government Gazetje.

[No. 60.—AUGUst 23, 1856.

VI. If the Court before which the Statements in Section Five mentioned, or the last of them, shall have or been so made shall happen to be the Supreme Courty or the Court of Petty Sessions, such Court may, if it Petty Sessions) sum- shall think fit, either direct a Prosecution of the same for Perjury, and commit the Offender unless he shall marily, unless they shall direct a Prose-give bail for trial at the next Sessions of the Court so committing, or treat the same as a Contempt of Court, and forthwith proceed summarily to punish the same, either by Fine not exceeding for every such Offence Two Hundred Dollars, or by Imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding for every such Offence Six Calendar Months, which Punishment shall be in lieu of all other Penalties hereby provided. VII. In Proceedings under Sections Five and Six of this Ordinance, it shall not be necessary to enquire, state, or prove the respective Truth or Falsehood of any such Statements.

Not necessary in snch cases to ascertain the truth of such statements.

VIII. The Materiality of any False Testimony to the issue or matter in question shall not be deemed Materiality of Falso essential in determining the character of the Offence thereby committed; and every Person guilty of False Testimony not essen- Testimony shall, without regard to the Materiality or Immateriality thereof to any such issue or matter, suffer tial to constitute the the Penalties of Perjury, if the Jury at his Trial shall think fit to convict him of his said Offence. Offence of Perjury.

IX. Matters of Inducement, and Averments, whether Affirmative or Negative, shall no longer be intro- Shortening the form of Indictments and In-luced into Indictments or Informations for Perjury, False Witness, or False Declaration; and it shall be formations for Per-sufficient to charge therein, according to the facts, that the Defendant, on the day or days, falsely, jury, &c.

knowingly, and wilfully stated before the Court or Person empowered as aforesaid, the matters alleged to be false, setting forth the same shortly, and according to the substantial effect thereof. Ordinances No. 4 of X. Section Five of Ordinance No. Four of 1851 is hereby amended, by substituting the word 1851, (§§ 5, 6, & 7,) and February' for the word January-Sections Six and Seven of the same Ordinance are hereby revived No. 14 of 1856, § 2, and confirmed;-Section Two of Ordinance No. Fourteen of 1856, is hereby amended by inserting the word ed; and Ordinances First' before the word 'Schedule ';—And Ordinances No. One of 1851 and No. Four of 1854 are hereby No. 1 of 1851, and No. repealed. 4 of 1854 repealed.

XI. The word 'Witness' in this Ordinance shall extend to every person whose Answer, Deposition, 'Witness' defined. Affidavit, or other Declaration upon Oath, either vivá voce, in writing, or upon record, may be taken or

might have been taken but for this Ordinance.

JOHN BOWRING.

amended and confirm-

No. 87.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 22d Day of August, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In consequence of Regulations issued by the French Authorities, it is necessary that Persons intending to return to Europe via France, should be provided with Passports granted at the Port of Embarkation.

Passports will in consequence be issued to Her Majesty's Subjects by His Excellency The Governor at the Office of the Colonial Secretary. The Official Fee of Five Dollars, under Ordinance No. 5 of 1845, will be payable- on the issue of each Passport.

Where the party applying for a Passport is unknown at the Government Offices, the Signature of Two House- holders in the Colony will be necessary for his identification.

1

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st August, 1856.

*

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO, for the Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency The Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China has great satisfaction in publishing, for the information of all concerned, Translation of a Royal Decree of H.M.C. Majesty dated 29th April, emancipating from all restrictions the Exportation of Rice and Paddy from the Ports of the Philippine Islands designated in the said

Decree.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th August, 1856.

*W. WOODGATE.

EXTRACT FRom the official bulletin of the philippines OF 15TH JULY, 1856. Official Section.-Supreme Government of the Philippines. From the Principal Department of State charged with the Affairs beyond the Seas, I have received, dated the 29th April last, the following Royal Order: Most Excellent Sr.,-The Queen, whom God preserve! having been advised by Your communication No. 195, dated 7th September ultimo, as by the instructive information which accompanied it, and having Her attention constantly directed to the development of Agricultural Production, which has no other basis than consumption, and no more powerful channel than the freedom of mercantile transactions, has recognized that Your Ordinance of 29th August last is a decided improvement upon the measures formerly taken in times of scarcity,-and that for the future the error must cautiously be avoided of seeking to lower prices by the prohibition of exportation and other Official measures since it is only by the liberty of exchange that the current prices of different markets can be levelled according to the laws which regulate supply and demand; and as Her Majesty (whom God preserve!) is of opinion that nothing is more likely to encourage agriculture in the Philippines than the demand for the markets of China, and that this demand will augment trade between the two countries, unless checked by partial interests,—has been pleased to decree as follows: 1st, The Trade in Rice and Paddy between the Ports and Provinces of the Philippine Islands shall in future be carried on in entire liberty, and without being subject to other rules and formalities than those established by the Superintendency for the embarkation or transfer of other articles of free traffic. 2d, The exportation of Rice and Paddy for foreign countries shall have effect from the following Ports,-Manila, in the Province of Tondo; Sual, in that of Pangasinan ; Currimao, in that of North Ilocos; Salomaque, in that of South Ilocos; San Miguel, in that of Camarines, and for those of Zamboanga, Iloilo, Casios, and Antique, in the provinces of the same name,-as in all others where a Custom House is established for foreign trade. 3d, For the export of Rice and Paddy, no special license is required from the government, nor other formalities than those adopted as a general rule for articles of free traffic.

And having advised the execution, I

By Royal order I communicate this to You, to give proper execution and effect to the same. send it to You to give it the necessary publicity in the province You command.

God preserve you many years, Manila, 15th July, 1856, P.A.D.E.G.G.

THE GENERAL 2D CABO MONTERO.

Copy,

True Copy,

W. WOODGATE.

MARTINEZ.

Or (if before the Supreme Court

cation.

The Hongkong Government Gazetje.

[No. 60.—AUGUst 23, 1856.

VI. If the Court before which the Statements in Section Five mentioned, or the last of them, shall have or been so made shall happen to be the Supreme Courty or the Court of Petty Sessions, such Court may, if it Petty Sessions) sum- shall think fit, either direct a Prosecution of the same for Perjury, and commit the Offender unless he shall marily, unless they shall direct a Prose-give bail for trial at the next Sessions of the Court so committing, or treat the same as a Contempt of Court, and forthwith proceed summarily to punish the same, either by Fine not exceeding for every such Offence Two Hundred Dollars, or by Imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding for every such Offence Six Calendar Months, which Punishment shall be in lieu of all other Penalties hereby provided. VII. In Proceedings under Sections Five and Six of this Ordinance, it shall not be necessary to enquire, state, or prove the respective Truth or Falsehood of any such Statements.

Not necessary in snch cases to ascertain the truth of such statements.

VIII. The Materiality of any False Testimony to the issue or matter in question shall not be deemed Materiality of Falso essential in determining the character of the Offence thereby committed; and every Person guilty of False Testimony not essen- Testimony shall, without regard to the Materiality or Immateriality thereof to any such issue or matter, suffer tial to constitute the the Penalties of Perjury, if the Jury at his Trial shall think fit to convict him of his said Offence. Offence of Perjury.

IX. Matters of Inducement, and Averments, whether Affirmative or Negative, shall no longer be intro- Shortening the form of Indictments and In-luced into Indictments or Informations for Perjury, False Witness, or False Declaration; and it shall be formations for Per-sufficient to charge therein, according to the facts, that the Defendant, on the day or days, falsely, jury, &c.

knowingly, and wilfully stated before the Court or Person empowered as aforesaid, the matters alleged to be false, setting forth the same shortly, and according to the substantial effect thereof. Ordinances No. 4 of X. Section Five of Ordinance No. Four of 1851 is hereby amended, by substituting the word 1851, (§§ 5, 6, & 7,) and February' for the word January-Sections Six and Seven of the same Ordinance are hereby revived No. 14 of 1856, § 2, and confirmed;-Section Two of Ordinance No. Fourteen of 1856, is hereby amended by inserting the word ed; and Ordinances First' before the word 'Schedule ';—And Ordinances No. One of 1851 and No. Four of 1854 are hereby No. 1 of 1851, and No. repealed. 4 of 1854 repealed.

XI. The word 'Witness' in this Ordinance shall extend to every person whose Answer, Deposition, 'Witness' defined. Affidavit, or other Declaration upon Oath, either vivá voce, in writing, or upon record, may be taken or

might have been taken but for this Ordinance.

JOHN BOWRING.

amended and confirm-

No. 87.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 22d Day of August, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In consequence of Regulations issued by the French Authorities, it is necessary that Persons intending to return to Europe via France, should be provided with Passports granted at the Port of Embarkation.

Passports will in consequence be issued to Her Majesty's Subjects by His Excellency The Governor at the Office of the Colonial Secretary. The Official Fee of Five Dollars, under Ordinance No. 5 of 1845, will be payable- on the issue of each Passport.

Where the party applying for a Passport is unknown at the Government Offices, the Signature of Two House- holders in the Colony will be necessary for his identification.

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By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st August, 1856.

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L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO, for the Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency The Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China has great satisfaction in publishing, for the information of all concerned, Translation of a Royal Decree of H.M.C. Majesty dated 29th April, emancipating from all restrictions the Exportation of Rice and Paddy from the Ports of the Philippine Islands designated in the said

Decree.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th August, 1856.

*W. WOODGATE.

EXTRACT FRom the official bulletin of the philippines OF 15TH JULY, 1856. Official Section.-Supreme Government of the Philippines. From the Principal Department of State charged with the Affairs beyond the Seas, I have received, dated the 29th April last, the following Royal Order: Most Excellent Sr.,-The Queen, whom God preserve! having been advised by Your communication No. 195, dated 7th September ultimo, as by the instructive information which accompanied it, and having Her attention constantly directed to the development of Agricultural Production, which has no other basis than consumption, and no more powerful channel than the freedom of mercantile transactions, has recognized that Your Ordinance of 29th August last is a decided improvement upon the measures formerly taken in times of scarcity,-and that for the future the error must cautiously be avoided of seeking to lower prices by the prohibition of exportation and other Official measures since it is only by the liberty of exchange that the current prices of different markets can be levelled according to the laws which regulate supply and demand; and as Her Majesty (whom God preserve!) is of opinion that nothing is more likely to encourage agriculture in the Philippines than the demand for the markets of China, and that this demand will augment trade between the two countries, unless checked by partial interests,—has been pleased to decree as follows: 1st, The Trade in Rice and Paddy between the Ports and Provinces of the Philippine Islands shall in future be carried on in entire liberty, and without being subject to other rules and formalities than those established by the Superintendency for the embarkation or transfer of other articles of free traffic. 2d, The exportation of Rice and Paddy for foreign countries shall have effect from the following Ports,-Manila, in the Province of Tondo; Sual, in that of Pangasinan ; Currimao, in that of North Ilocos; Salomaque, in that of South Ilocos; San Miguel, in that of Camarines, and for those of Zamboanga, Iloilo, Casios, and Antique, in the provinces of the same name,-as in all others where a Custom House is established for foreign trade. 3d, For the export of Rice and Paddy, no special license is required from the government, nor other formalities than those adopted as a general rule for articles of free traffic.

And having advised the execution, I

By Royal order I communicate this to You, to give proper execution and effect to the same. send it to You to give it the necessary publicity in the province You command.

God preserve you many years, Manila, 15th July, 1856, P.A.D.E.G.G.

THE GENERAL 2D CABO MONTERO.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

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His Excellency The Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China has directed to be published for gencral information the following Despatch from Captain The Honorable Keith Stewart, H.M.S. Nankin, and Senior Naval Officer on this Station, reporting the destruction of Piratical Junke in the neighborhood of this Colony. SIR JOHN RowRING has conveyed to Captain Eugenio Aguera de Bustamante, of H. M.C.M. Steamer Reyna de Castilla, the expression of his satisfaction with the valuable co-operation afforded on this occasion for the suppression of a nuisance affecting the commercial interest of all nations trading with China.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th August, 1856..

W. WOODGATE.

HER MAJESTY'S SHIP Nanhin, HONGKONG,

17th August, 1856.

SIR,I have the honor to acquaint Your Excellency with my proceedings in Her Majesty's Steam Vessel Coromandel, under Lieutenant Nares' command, during three expeditions in search of Pirates, all of which I am happy to say were successful; I had the Nankin's Boats in tow in the two latter expeditions.

On the 2d instant, when at anchor in Plover Cove in Mir's Bay, I received information from some Fishermen, that two Piratical Junks had left that place the previous day, and were gone to Starling Cove, where I found and burnt them the next day, and then returned to Hongkong.

On the 8th, I received Your Excellency's despatch, respecting a Pirate Lorcha at Sunling, and a suspicious-looking Fleet off Coulan and went to sea that evening, but did not fall in with any suspicious-looking Vessels off Coulan. We however discovered the Lorcha about 25 miles up a river, inside the Island of Tongua. I must here mention, that on our way up this river, we heard guns firing, and that the Imperialists and Rebels were fighting in the immediate vicinity, and shortly after some 400 or 500 Chinese armed with Spears and Swords came down to the banks, and waved for us to go back. Fortunately Mr Caldwell was with me in my gig, and he being able to interpret, and explain my object in going up where no European boat had ever previously been seen, the Chinese offered no resistance. We went on, and found the Lorcha, which we burnt, together with a Junk in her possession full of Stinkpots. Having got back to the Coromandel, after a very fatiguing pull of 50 miles, I proceeded to the Westward to examine the Piratical haunts about the Islands of St Jins and Hawcheun, but finding nothing suspicious in that neighbourhood, I came back to Hongkong by the in-shore channels, and arrived at 9 P.M. on the 12th, when I found your Excellency's communication of that day, respecting a Piratical Fleet in Mir's Bay, where I proceeded the next morning, in Company with the Spanish Steamer-of-war Reyna de Castilla, commanded by Captain Eugenio de Anera, who readily offered his services on this occasion. In a secluded creek, a regular Pirate's nest, Lieutenant Curme in the Nankin's Launch discovered five large Pirate Junks, mounting 25 guns, and loaded, and laid to cover the entrance; one gun had four shot in. Providentially the Pirates observing from the hills the Steamers approaching, had deserted their Junks, which contained a large quantity of Powder and Stinkpots.

We burnt four Junks; one I brought away. Captain Huskisson lost no time in landing with the Marines, and endeavoured to cut off some of the Pirates, who were retreating up the hills, but the excessive heat and fatigue were too much for his men, and the Pirates having had a long slant, he did not capture any; one was shot. While we were destroying the Junks in Pirate's nest, Lieutenant Nares in Coromandel found two Junks in a cove in Crooked Island, one of them a Pirate, which he burnt; the other a trading Junk, which had been taken off Coulan on the 6th instant.

I am much indebted to Captain Eugenio de Aguera, for the efficient service he rendered in his Boats, and by towing the Nankin's Burge; and the presence of his Steam Vessel, adding so much to our force, no doubt deterred the Pirates from attempting resistance.

In conclusion, I beg to draw your Excellency's attention to the invaluable service of Mr Caldwell as Interpreter on these expeditions. He accompanied me, and had he not been with me when the Chinese attempted to stop my proceeding up the river after the Lorcha, serious results might have ensued.—I have, &C.

KEITH STEWART,

Captain.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Notice is hereby given, that the Privilege for Quarrying 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 Monday, the 25th Instant.

The Upset Price, calculated from the Tenders already received, will be intimated at the time of Sale. Payments in Dollars, to be made into the Colonial Treasury, Quarterly in advance.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th August, 1856.

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for the Colonial Secretary.

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[No. 60.-AUGUst 23, 1856.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that the Privilege of Salt-weighing throughout the Island, 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, between the hours 1 and 2 P.M., on Monday, the 25th Instant.

The Upset Price, calculated from the Tenders already received, will be intimated at the time of Sale. Payments in Dollars, to be made into the ColonialTreasury, Quarterly in advance.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th August, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

for the Colonial Secretary.

No. 48.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Tenders will be received at this office for the conveyance of Two Military convicts to England.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

NOTICE

NHE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on MONDAY, the 25th day of Augus! ins'ant, at 12 o'clock Noon.

By order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar.

NOTICE.

Sessions of the SUPREME COURT under its CRIMINAL Jurisdiction, will be held during the ensuing Month of September.

By order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar.

Court House, 20th August, 1856.

NOTICE.

AN Assignment of the Property Real and Perr CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the sàid Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per-

Conton, 7th August, 1856,

NOTICE.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS

HE Interest and Responsibility of the late WH

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Mr IZIDORO A. D'ALMEIDA in our Firm ceased on the 28th ultimo, and Mr FRANCISCO HAUJAS has this day been admitted a Partner in our Fium,

JOZE JORGE & Co.

Macno. 3d July, 1856.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

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

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail.n

A TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with

all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois,

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& Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned: We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co. JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18tharch, 1856.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY, Capital £1,259,760. THE undersigned are authorized to grant POLICIES

this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre- mises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They are further authorized to grant POLICIES upon LIVES of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the “Northern Assurance Company,"

Hongkong、10th April,1856.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.~* PRIOR, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-sis Cente.

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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Bongkong

THE

Government

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH AUGUST, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 61.

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, Họngkong, 2d July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Diplomatic Department. His Excellency The Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., is pleased to direct that the subjoined copy of a Circular this day addressed to Her Britannic Majesty's Consuls and Vice-Consuls in China, be published for general information.

No.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th August, 1856.

W. WOODGATE.

CIRCULAR NO. 17 OF 1856, TO HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S CONSULS AND VICE-CONSUls in china, Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong,

27th August, 1856.

SIR, I have to call your attention to Colonial Ordinance No. 15 of this Year, passed in Council on the 22d instant, entitled An Ordinance for amending the Law of Evidence and Trial by Jury ;" and upon the recommendation of the Attorney General, I have determined that the Clauses Nos. I, II, IV, V, VII, IX, and XI, in the said Ordinance shall be made Rules of the Consular Courts in China.

Persons convicted of Perjury, False Declaration or contradictory Statement under the said Sections, may be proceeded against and punished for the same under Articles XVI, XVIII, and XIX, of the Order in Council of 13th June 1853, or may, at the discretion of the Court, be punished with a Fine of not more than 100 Dollars, or Imprisonment for not more than Thirty Days, as for a Contempt of

JOHN BOWRING. Court. I have, &c.,

(Signed)

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H. B. M., Consul.

True Copy,

GEORGE S. Morrison.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that Her Most Gracious Majesty has been pleased to approve and confirm the appointment of the Honorable T. CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, to a seat in the Legislative Council of this Colony.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th August, 1856.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W, T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified for the information of the public, that for the Year beginning 1st Proximo, and ending 31st August, 1857, Yeong KwEI Sow holds the Stone-quarry Farm at the sum of 1,300 Dollars, and LEE AHKUM the Salt-weighing Farm at the sum of 5,590 Dollars.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office,, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th August, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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Νο. 90.

The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 61.-AUGUST 30, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notification No. 49 of 16th April last, it is hereby intimated, that Her Majesty's Exequatur has been duly granted to L. A. WIESE, Esquire, as Consul in Hongkong for the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th August, 1856.

No. 91.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given that, in obedience to an Exequatur granted by Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen, L. A. WIESE, Esquire, will be recognized from this date as Consul for the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen within this Colony.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th August, 1856.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Tenders will be received at this office for the conveyance of Two Military Convicts to England.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1856,

NOTICE.

HE next Session of the SUPREME COURT

N

NOTICE.

NOTICE.

under its Summary JurisdicTION, will be held Assignment of the Property, Real and Per- THE Interest and Responsibility of the late

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on FRIDAY, the 5th day of September 1856, at 12 o'clock Noon.

By order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar.

Steam for SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, .

& SOUTHAMPTON;

Also,

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sonal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

'Conton, 7th August, 1856.

WH

NOTICE. HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS & Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship "GANGES," Captain BOWEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- sengers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on FRIDAY, the 12th September,—for should the “Erin " from Shanghae have then arrived.

ROBT. S. WALKER,

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 30th August, 1856.

NOTICE.

R HENRY MURRAY is a Partner in our

MR

Firm.

NEAVE, MURRAY & Co.

Canton, 26th August, 1856.

the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned: We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co. JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18tharch, 1856.

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FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail." TABLE, showing the COST OF TEA, with all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

*

Mr IZIDORO A. D'ÁLMEIDA in our Firm ceased on the 28th ultimo, and Mr FRANCISCO HAUJAS has this day been admitted a Partner in our Firm,

JOZE JORGE & Co.

Macao, 3d July, 1856.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. Capital £1,259,760. THE undersigned are anthorized to grant POLICIES

this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre- mises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They are further authorized to grant POLICIES Upon LIVES of Europeans resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the “Northern Assurance Company,”

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

ESING'S

SODA-WATER AND LEMONADE MANUFACTORY,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.➡

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Bingle Copies, Thirty-sla 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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Bongkang

THE

Government

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 6TH SEPTEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 62.

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. 92.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notification No. 43 of 2d April last, it is hereby made known, that Her Majesty's Exequatur has been duly granted to F. H. BLOCK, Esquire, as Consul in Hongkong for His Majesty The King of Denmark.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 3d September, 1856.

No. 93.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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, 4th September, 1856.

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 1856, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

+

NOTES ISSUED,............$187,290, exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st August, 1856.

WH. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

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

Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

Victoria, Hongkong, 30th August, 1856.

No. 48.

H. REINHARD,

A Member of the Colonial Treasury Commission.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office for the conveyance of Two Military Convicts to England.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

VICE-CONSULATE OF FRANCE,

THE

HONGKONG.

The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 62.-September 6, 1856.

THE undersigned hereby gives notice, that all PASSPORTS for parties from this place in- tending to pass through France, must bear the Visa of this Vice-Consulate to render them valid.

NOTICE.

In the Vice-Admiralty Court of Hongkong. PORTER & Ors. v. THE “Moonsoon." THE undersigned is instructed by the Marshal of the said Court to expose for Sale, and sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, to the best bidder, the said Ship “ MONSOON," her TACKLE, APPAREL, and Vice-Consulate for France. FURNITURE: as she now lies in this Harbour. The Sale will be held on board, at 12 o'clock Noonday, of the 10th instant.

G. L. HASKELL,

Hongkong, 5th September, 1856.

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,” Captain BOWEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- sengers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on FRIDAY, the 12th September,- should the "Erin " from Shanghae have then arrived.

ROBT. S. WALKER,

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 30th August, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

next per

Victoria, Hongkong, 3d of September, 1856,

G. DUDDELL, Auctioneer.

For Inventory and further particulars of Sale, see Handbills-to be had on application at the VIC- TORIA EXCHANGE, Queen's Road, Hongkong.

In re GEORGE WILLIAM COSSLETT, deceased.

JOSEPH BARTHOLOMEW,

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BECCA alias BabaJEE NYE, THOMAS JONES,

M

JOHN BROWN,

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ALEXANDER RYRIE,

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N 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

AN

NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per- sonal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of Canton, FooChow, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

Conton, 7th August, 1856.

W

NOTICE.

HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS & Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned : We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18tharch, 1856.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. Capital £1,259,760.

THE

covering Risks from FIRE, on Buildings in SATURDAY, the Thirteenth day of September, undersigned are anthorized to grant POLICIES 1856; or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept this Colony owned by. Europeans, though the Pre- or refuse LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; failingmises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They

THE Gunst, GENERAL MAILU PSD Steamer which, Administration will be granted to the Re- are further authorized to grant POLICIES upon LIVES

11th September, at 6 o'clock P.M. The usual Sup-gistrar of the said Court.

PLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning,-LETTERS received from 9 to 10 o'clock A.K., for a late Fee of 6d. ; and from 10 o'clock a.m.

to 1 o'clock P.M. for a late Fee of 1s.

Letters posted between the hours of 10 and 1 o'clock must be Prepaid.

Wă. CHAPMAN,

Acting Post-Master.

Hongkong, 6th September, 1856.

By the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

NOTICE.

'R HENRY MURRAY is a Partner in our

Firm.

MR

NEAVE, MURRAY & Co. Canton, 26th August, 1856.

of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the “Northern Assurance Company."

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.— PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-sia

Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, Ons Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

Bongkong

THE

Government

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 13TH SEPTEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 63.

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. 94.

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, 4th September, 1856.

Account of the average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending

30th August 1856, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

$185,102,

exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

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

Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

Victoria, Hongkong, 6th September, 1856.

No. 48.

H. REINHARD,

A Member of the Colonial Treasury Commission.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office for the conveyance of Two Military Convicts to England.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

In the Estate of JOHN BROWN, deceused

A

Master Mariner.

LL Persons having Claims against or being indebted to the above Estate are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned

forthwith.

FRED. H. BLOCK, Administrator.

Hongkong, 11th September, 1856.

THE

NOTICE.

THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this

of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day

between the undersigned, under the Stay by lapse of time and mutual consent. The outstand- ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- FORE under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, JR., G. L. HASKELL

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

A'

·

NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per- sonal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY. Conton, 7th August, 1856.

NOTICE. HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS W

& Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned : We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co. JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1856.

NOTICE.

R HENRY MURRAY is a Partner in our

Mr Firm.

MR

NEAVE, MURRAY & Co.

Canton, 26th August, 1856.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. CAPITAL £1,259,760.

THE

HE undersigned are authorized to grant POLICIES covering Risks from FIRE, on Buildings in this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre- mises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They are further authorized to grant POLICIES upon LIVES of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the “Northern Assurance Company.”

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.- PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-six Cents. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Bongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 20TH SEPTEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 64.

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. 95.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that at a Meeting of the Executive Council held this day, JOHN SCARTH, Esquire, took the necessary Oaths, and is duly declared a Justice of the Peace for the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 19th September, 1856.

No. 96.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that a Memorandum of Land Rent due to the Crown is posted at the Colonial Treasury, showing the amount outstanding on, and the Registered Holders of, the different Lots on which such Rent is still unsatisfied.

At the conclusion of One Month from this date, further steps will be taken for the recovery of the Rents then remaining unpaid.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th September, 1856.

No. 97.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given, that arrangements have been made for carrying out in part Ordinance No. 11 of 1856, "for Lighting the City of Victoria," and that the said arrangements comprise all that portion of the City lying Westward of the Murray Battery.

The Police Rate Assessors have therefore, under Clause I of the above Ordinance, been instructed to levy "the "Lighting Rate" for the Quarter ending 31st December next, in the District afore mentioned.

Due Notification will be made when the Surveyor General shall report arrangements completed for the exten- sion of the provisions of the Ordinance to those parts of Victoria situated Eastward of the above Battery,

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th September, 1856.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office for the conveyance of Two Military Convicts to England.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

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In re PEDRO ANDRADO,

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"

JOSEPH BARTHOLOMEW,

The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 64.-SEPTEMBER 20, 1856.

deceased.

BECCA, otherwise BABBAJEĘ NYE, THOMAS JONES,

NOT

"

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NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per-

AN

of the oroperty Real and Per

CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGhar, China, having OTICE—All claims against the above Estates been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMI-undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, NISTRATOR, before the 20th day of March, 1857, and recorded in the United States Consulate at otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to Division. All Persons indebted to the said Estates make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to are requested to make immediate payment to

present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY. Conton, 7th August, 1856.

'WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Registrar Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this

of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day by lapse of time and mutual consent. The outstand- ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- FORE under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

-C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, JR., G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

NOTICE.

R HENRY MURRAY is a Partner in our

Mr Firm. MR

W

NOTICE. HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS & Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned : We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1856.

ADVERTISEMENT.

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In the Estate of JOHN BROWN, deceased

Master Mariner.

ALL

indebted to the above Estate are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forth with.

FRED. H. BLOCK,

Administrator.

Hongkong, 11th September, 1856.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY, Capital £1,259,760.

THE undersigned are authorized to grant POLICIES Covering Risks from FIRE, on BUILDINGS in this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre- mises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They are further authorized to grant POLICIES Upon LIVES of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the “Northern Assurance Company,”

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

A

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the China Mail.“ TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

~TORAGE,—on moderate terms, in 'the STORK- Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.—

SHIP “Hornet," Whampoa.

NEAVE, MURRAY & Co.

F. BLACKHEAD.

Whampon, 14th July, 1856.

Canton, 26th August, 1856.

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-six

Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- kalf of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Bongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER, 1856. VOL. II. No. 65.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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.

No. 98.

By Order,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Acting Surveyor General having reported the completion of full preparations to Light the City of Victoria, under Ordinance No. 11 of 1856. It is hereby notified, that the Police Rate Assessors, under Clause I. of the Ordinance, will levy the Lighting Rate for the Final Quarter of the Current Year in those parts of the City to the Eastward of the Murray Battery, as far as, and including, the Sookunpoo District.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d September, 1856.

No. 99.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Her Majesty's Exequatur having been applied for, authorizing Mr L. J. GUTIERREZ to exercise the Office of Vice-Consul for Spain in this Colony, His Excellency The Governor hereby notifies, that Mr Gutierrez will be recognized by this Government as such Vice-Consul from the present date.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1856.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Tenders will be received at this Office for the conveyance of Two Military Convicts to England.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

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NOTICE.

The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 65.-SEPTEMBER 27, 1856.

THE next Sessions of the SUPREME COURT mler its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on FRIDAY, the 3d day of October, 1856, at 12 o'clock Noon.

By order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Kejistrar.

PUBLIC AUCTION

OF

VALUABLE REAL ESTATE.

By order of the Assignees.

AUCTION SALE

of

FURNITURE, PAINTINGS, STATUARY, ENGRAVINGS, &c.,

at

No. 1 OLD ENGLISH HONG, Canton. 111E instructions to sell E undersigned has received instructions to sell

By Order of the Mortgages, under a Power of Sale. E undersigned is instructed to sell, on the 1st of October, 1856, at 11 o'clock A.M. precisely,--MARINE LOT 43, situate in SPRING GARDENS, together with the extensive OFFICES, GODOWNS, and DWELLING HOUSE erected thereon, known as the "OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE." The Lot has a Valuable Frontage to the Sea of 102 feet, and measures on the Queen's Road 100 feet, on the East on a Public Thoroughfare 235 feet, on the West 210 feet. A large Area of Sea FRONT- AGE bounded by a Substantial Sea-wall and Stone Pier is yet unbuilt upon. The Dwelling House and Godowns are constructed of the most costly and durable materials, with Cut Granite Base and Plinth. The Court-yard contains a fine WELL of Spring water, with a powerful Iron Pump, and is surrounded with SERVANTS' ROOMS, COACH HOUSE and STABLES. The SEWERAGE is extensive and effective, and the whole property was thoroughly repaired by the last Tenant only a short time ago.

G. DUDDELL, Auctioneer.

N.B.-A PLAN OF THE PREMISES may be seen at the Olice of H. J. TARRANT, Esq., Solicitor, and at the VICTORIA EXCHANGE, Queen's Road.

Hongkong, 18th September, 1856.

PUBLIC AUCTION

of

VALUABLE REAL ESTATE,

IN CANTON.

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October, 1856, at 103 A.M., at No. 1 OLD ENGLISH HONG, CANTON,---

The whole of the very valuable HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, comprising an extensive and desir- able assortment of Articles MADE TO ORDER by the best Foreign and Native Cabinet-makers.

A COLLECTION of ENGRAVINGS, of unrivalled Rarity and Beauty.

A GALLERY of PAINTINGS, by various Masters. A BUST of “ Proserpine,” by POWERS.

*** Due notice will be given when the above will be on view.

At the same time,

NOTICE.

THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this

Port, between the undersigned, under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTION & Co., expires this day by lapse of time and mutual consent. The outstand- ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- PORE under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, JR., G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

NOTICE.

R HENRY MURRAY is a Partner in our

Firm.

MR

NEAVE, MURRAY & Co.

Canton, 26th August, 1856.

NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per-

Asonal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co, of

FIVE SHARES in the " CANTON LIBRARY & CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having READING ROOMS," &c., &c.

MAX. FISCHER,

Auctioneer.

-Canton, 6th September, 1856.

In re JAMES W. CURTIS, deceased.

EMAUM ALI,

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99

is hereby to the NEXT

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 4th day of October, 1856; or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; failing which, Ad- ministration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court.

39

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By the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar.

deccased.

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JOSEPH BARTHOLOMEW, BECCA, otherwise BABBAJEE NYE, THOMAS JONES,

By order of the Mortgagee under a Power of Salc. In re PEDRO ANDRADO,

HE undersigued is instructed to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, ON TUESDAY, the 7th of October next, 1856, at 1 P.M., precisely, at No. 1 OLD Eng- LISH HONG, CANTON,—All that Piece or Parcel of ROUND situated in the BRITISH FACTORY GROUNDS, leased from the Crown and Registered at the British Consulate as LOT No. 7, containing 5625 square feet; together with the Substantial, Valuable,

and Commodious DWELLING HOUSES, OFFICES, and GODOWNS, erected thereon, at present occupied by Messrs LYALL, STILL & Co., and Messrs AUGUSTINE HEARD & Co.

For further particulars, apply to the undersigned, or to H. J. TARRANT, Esquire, Solicitor, in Hong- kong.

Terms at Sale.

Νο

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OTICE.--All claims against the above Estates must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMI- NISTRATOR, before the 20th day of March, 1857, 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, Registrar Official Administrator.

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail.”

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been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canlon: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm,

OLIVER H. PERRY. Conton, 7th August, 1856.

W

NOTICE.

HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS & Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned: We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1856.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. Capital £1,259,760.

HE undersigned are authorized to grant POLICIES Covering Risks from FIRE, on BUILDINGS in this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre- mises may be in the occupation of Chinese. They are further authorized to grant POLICIES Upon LIVES » of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the “Northern Assurance Company.”

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.— PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-sit

Cents.

MAX. FISCHER, TABLE, showing the Dought by the DHL, TERNS OF ADURCHIANCION Line, Twenty Cende - One

Canton, 23d September, 1856.

all CHARGES—Ten, as Picul,

and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois,

Dollar; each Additional

half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Bongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 4TH OCTOBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 66.

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. 102.

PROCLAMATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

JOHN BOWRING.

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.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honorable The Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received; approving of and confirming the three following Ordinances, namely:

Ordinance No. 5 of 1856, entitled-“An Ordinance for the amendment of Procedure in Civil and

"Criminal Cases ;"

Ordinance No. 6 of 1856, entitled-"An Ordinance to extend the Criminal Procedure Ordinance

"No. 4 of 1852;" and

Ordinance No. 7 of 1856, entitled-" An Ordinance to extend to this Colony certain Enactments "and General Orders for reforming Procedure in the High Court of Chancery and the "Offices thereof;"

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said three Ordinances have been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Victoria, Hongkong, 1st October, 1856.

No. 100.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that E. R. MICHELL, Esquire, reported his return to the Colony on the 25th instant, and has resumed his duties in the Harbor Master's Department.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th September, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[No. 66. OCTOBER 4, 1856.

No. 101.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that Instructions have been received from the Right Honorable The Secretary of State, confirming N. R. Masson, Esquire, in the Office of Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court of this Colony.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary. ❤

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th September, 1856.

No. 103.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that a Sale of Crown Lands will be held on the ground at West Point, in Lots to suit Chinese Tenants, at 3 P.M., on Wednesday the 29th Instant.

The Lots will be Eighteen in Number, each 524 Feet Square, at an Annual Rental of £8.15.0. Further particulars may be learnt at the Surveyor General's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st October, 1856.

No. 104.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

At the request of the Conte de Courcy, Chargé d'Affaires of His Imperial Majesty, NICOLAUS DUUS, Esquire, will be recognized, pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government, as Vice-Consul for France in this Colony, in the place of G. L. Haskell, Esquire, resigned.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st October, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department..

His Excellency The Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China publishes for general information Copy of a Despatch from H. M.'s Cansul at Bangkok on the subject of the Exportation of Rice from the Kingdom of Siam

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th September, 1856.

No. 16.

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BRITISH CONSULlate, Bangkok, 15th August, 1856.

SIR, I have the honor to report to Your Excellency that His Majesty the First King has authorized me to state, that the Rice Trade of Siam is now open, although the Royal Proclamation to this effect, already prepared, has not yet been issued.

In reply to my further enquiry, His Majesty said, That he could not guarantee for any definite period the absence of all restriction on the exportation of Rice by foreigners; should there arise the necessity of recurring to a prohibitory edict, the month's notice conceded by Treaty would be given to the Consul; at present there existed on the part of Government no wish or intention to interfere; and His Majesty hoped that in future the rise of prices on the approach of scarcity would be found to afford all needful protection to his subjects, and to be in itself the best security against an excessive export of food.--I have, &o.,'

(Signed)

C. B. HILLIER, H. B. M. Consul.

His Excellency

&C.,

SIR JOHN Bowring, LL.D., &C.,

&c.

True Copy,

W. WOODGATE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

With reference to the Notification of the 6th July 1855, from this Office, His Lordship The Right Honorable the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs has been pleased to confirm Mr THOMAS FRANCIS WADE in the appointment of Chinese Secretary in the Superintendency of Trade in China.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th September, 1856.

W. WOODGATE..

No. 66.-OCTOBER 4, 1856.] The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department. His Excellency The Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, has directed that the following Despatch from His Excellency Rear-Admiral SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B., Naval Commander-in-Chief, on the subject of Convoy, (with a Chinese version), be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 3d October, 1856.

W. WOODGATE.

"Calcutta," AT HONGKONG, 2d October, 1856. Sır-I have the honor to inform Your Excellency, that I have directed Her Majesty's Steam Sloop Hornet, now at Shanghae, to carry on the Convoy duty during the present North-East Monsoon, commencing her first trip from Woosung on the 1st November.

I shall feel obliged of Your. Excellency notifying this fact to the different Ports, with the addition that I have given orders for the Hornet to leave Woosung punctually (if possible) on the 1st of every month.-I have the honor to be, &c.,

(Signed)

M. SEYMOUR,

Rear Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

His Excellency

Sin Jonn BowRING, LL.D.,

1&m

&c.

一千八百五十六

九十

No. 48.

&C

Hongkong.

悞同照更日之船與之師初初兹通匪護師 各行者派日各吳船四 准諭掠送提通 宜勿宜凡船恒壹省淞壹日日以俾審華督諗 ́備任預有出照體海啟號爲英遠合商軍事

知遲為華洋英護面行由始丙本近行貨門 特疑計商之每庇遇沿上辰年咸先舟 特 得 諭觀期欲例月其有經海出年十得期免沢 望附求决初啟華浙縣火十 知出受 自載護不 行商閩輪月月悉示海船

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office for the conveyance of Two Military Convicts to England.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

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" MALTA,” Capris Purchase, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- wwwes, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will mate this on WEDNESDAY, the 15th October,

127.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

ist Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE

POT-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS, per Steamer

“ Malta" will close on TUESDAY,the 14th October, at 6 o'clock P.M. The usual Sur- PLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning,-LETTERS received from 9 to 10 o'clock A.M., for a late Fee of 6d. ; and from 10 o'clock a.m. to 1 o'clock P.M. for a late Fee of 1s.

Letters posted between the hours of 10 and 1 o'clock must be Prepaid.

WM.CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Mazter.

Hongkong. 2d October, 1856.

NOTICE.

Y order of the Consular Department of the

• at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation B Foreign Office at Copenhagen, it is hereby

Company's Office Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value The Packages for the Overland Route is required edhe Fgyptian Government, and must be delivered to the shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills fading or with Parcels; and the Company do ***d themselves responsible for any Detention or Price which may happen from incorrectness in Bas declaration,

ROBT. S. WALKER,

Superintendent..

Peninsular & Oriental *** Navigation Company's Office,

chong, 20th September, 1856.

notified, that the Office of DANISH CONSUL at Canton having become vacant, applications from Resident Merchants of that place who may desire to fill the said Office, will be received by the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, at Copenhagen, until the 1st February, 1857.

FRED. H. BLOCK, H. D. M. Consul.

Danish Consulate, Hongkong, 1st October, 1856.

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail.”

A TABLE, showing the COST OF TEA, with

all Charges-Tea, as bought by the Picul,

and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

派戰船

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

PART the undersigned, will be pleased to apply for them personally at his office, the hours of which are from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

L. J. GUTIERREZ, Vice-Consul for Spain. Hongkong, 29th September, 1856.

ARTIES requiring any OFFICIAL DOCUMENT

NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per-

Asonal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of

CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to

make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

Conton, 7th August, 1856.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. CAPITAL £1,259,760. HE undersigned are authorized to grant POLICIES

this Colony owned by Europeans, though the Pre- mises may be in the occupation of Chinese, They are further authorized to grant POLICIES upon LIVES of EUROPEANS resident in China.

TURNER & Co., Agents in China for the “Northern Assurance Company,”

Hongkong, 10th April, 1856.

NOTICE.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

WHEREAS the BROTHERS

& Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned : We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1856.

NOTICE.

【HE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this Port, between the undersigned, under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day by lapse of time and mutual consent, The outstand- ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- FORE under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, JR.,' G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

2.

By order of the Assignees.

AUCTION SALE

of

FURNITURE, PAINTINGS, STATUARY, ENGRAVINGS, &c.,

at

No. 1 Old English Hong, CanTON,

instructions to sell

THE undersigned has received in, the 7th October, 1856, at 104 A.M., at No. 1 OLD ENGLISH HONG, CANTON,—--

The whole of the very valuable HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, comprising an extensive and desir- able assortment of Articles MADE TO ORDER by the best Foreign and Native Cabinet-makers.

A COLLECTION of ENGRAVINGS, of unrivalled Rarity and Beauty.

A GALLERY of PAINTINGS, by various Masters. A BUST of“ Proserpine," by POWERS. ** Due notice will be given when the above will be on view.

At the same time, FIVE SHARES in the "Canton LibraRY & READING ROOMS," &c., &c.

MAX. FISCHER,

Auctioneer,

Canton, 6th September, 1856,

|

[No. 66.-OCTOBER 4, 1856.

PUBLIC AUCTION .

of

VALUABLE REAL ESTATE,

IN CANTON,

By order of the Mortgagec under a Power of Sale. E undersigned is instructed to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on TUESDAY, the 7th of October next, 1856, at 1 P.M., precisely, at No. 1 OLD Eng- LISH HONG, CANTON,-All that Piece

GROUND situated in the Brece or Parcel of GROUNDS, leased from the Crown and Registered at the British Consulate as LOT No. 7, containing 5625 square feet; together with the Substantial, Valuable, and Commodious DWELLING HOUSES, OFFICES, and GODOWNS, erected thereon, at present occupied by Messrs LYALL, STILL & Co., and Messrs AvouSTINE HEARD & Co.

For further particulars, apply to the undersigned, or to H. J. TARrant, Esquire, Solicitor, in Hong. kong.

TERMS AT SALE.

MAX. FISCHER, Auctioneer.

Canton, 23d September, 1856.

Cents.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.~ PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-siz TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 11TH OCTOBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 67.

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. 105.

PROCLAMATION.

JOHN BOWRING.

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, Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, is pleased, in the name and on behalf of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, to grant a Free Pardon to LEE-ASOW, at present confined in the Gaol of this Colony.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this Sixth Day of October, 1856.

No. 106.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Extract from the New South Wales Government Gazette, is re-published for the information of Shipmasters and others whom it may concern.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th October, 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, SYDNEY, 4th July, 1856.

NOTICE TO MARINERS,

At the instance of the Government of Western Australia, the following Notice is re-published, for general information.

Į

STUART A. DONALDSON.

IMPORTANT TO MARINERS.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, PERTH, May 16, 1856.

The following report on Pollock Reef is published for general information.

By His Excellency's Command,

FRED. P. BARLEE, Colonial Secretary.

POLLOCK REEF.

The above dangerous reef was seen by me whilst on a voyage from Adelaide to Swan River, in the brigantine Robert Clive, on 21st April, 1956, and, by favourable observations, was found to lie 14 miles in direction South East (maguetic) from the nearest part of the South East Isles of the Recherche Archipelago, ·

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 11TH OCTOBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 67.

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. 105.

PROCLAMATION.

JOHN BOWRING.

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, Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, is pleased, in the name and on behalf of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, to grant a Free Pardon to LEE-ASOW, at present confined in the Gaol of this Colony.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this Sixth Day of October, 1856.

No. 106.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Extract from the New South Wales Government Gazette, is re-published for the information of Shipmasters and others whom it may concern.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th October, 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, SYDNEY, 4th July, 1856.

NOTICE TO MARINERS,

At the instance of the Government of Western Australia, the following Notice is re-published, for general information.

Į

STUART A. DONALDSON.

IMPORTANT TO MARINERS.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, PERTH, May 16, 1856.

The following report on Pollock Reef is published for general information.

By His Excellency's Command,

FRED. P. BARLEE, Colonial Secretary.

POLLOCK REEF.

The above dangerous reef was seen by me whilst on a voyage from Adelaide to Swan River, in the brigantine Robert Clive, on 21st April, 1956, and, by favourable observations, was found to lie 14 miles in direction South East (maguetic) from the nearest part of the South East Isles of the Recherche Archipelago, ·

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

This position on Flinder's Chart will be in latitude, 34° 35′ South; longitude, I23° 28f' East.

[No. 67.---OCTOBER 11,

1856.

Passing 3! miles Southward of the Reef, at 10} hours A.M., the weather being fine, and a long swell rolling in from the S.W., the shoal water was observed from aloft to extend about one mile in an East and West direction, and to be 200 yards in width, but breakers extended over only one-third of that space, in probably 2 or 3 fathoms water, The shoalest part was near the centre, where the sea broke abruptly against a small rock which had apparently not more than 6 or 8 feet water on it.

As this reef lies in the direct track of vessels rounding the South East Isles, and is entirely under water, it is dangerous to approach in the night or in thick weather, for the soundings are deep close up to it, and give no warning of its vicinity.

The third South East Isle mentioned in the note upon Flinder's Chart does not exist.

No.107.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. S. ROSE, Surveyor Gencral.

It is hereby notified, that besides the Certificates of Mr RICKETT under the Chinese Passengers', and other Emigration, Acts, those of Mr S. P. HALL will be received by the Emigration Officer at this Port.

Mr Hall's Certificates of Survey will also be taken at this Office under the Merchant Shipping Act 1854 and Ordinance No. 4 of 1855.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th October, 1856.

No. 108.

sale of spiriturus.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, Friday, the 14th Day of November next, is fixed for a Special Sessions of Justices of the Peace to be held on that day at the Office of the Chief Magis- trate of Police at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of considering applications for Licenses for the Sale of Spirituous and Fermented Liquors during the Year commencing the 1st December next.

Applications for such Licenses must be Lodged at the Chief Magistrate's Office at least Ten Days before the Sessions, in the Form prescribed by the Ordinance above mentioned.

,

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th October, 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No. 103.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that a Sale of Crown Lands will be held on the ground at West Point, in Lots to suit Chinese Tenants, at 3 P.M., on Wednesday the 29th Instant.

The Lots will be Eighteen in Number, each 52 Feet Square, at an Annual Rental of £8.15.0.

Further particulars may be learnt at the Surveyor General's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st October, 1856.

一千八百五十六 十初

辰六

九十 月 十初 一九

悉官知八半每建投盤初本

知署其磅每段造此地 月 特請詳十年丁舖地方下

方下卄示

諭閱

閱細五每方屋原有午九 地者個英之欲

圖自司應尺用為

為地點 點卽

憲示照组

可赴合五是華十鐘 得

如地十以民八在 辰

各量有二其便西 西十

宜地欲銀尺地於出營月英

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

This position on Flinder's Chart will be in latitude, 34° 35′ South; longitude, I23° 28f' East.

[No. 67.---OCTOBER 11,

1856.

Passing 3! miles Southward of the Reef, at 10} hours A.M., the weather being fine, and a long swell rolling in from the S.W., the shoal water was observed from aloft to extend about one mile in an East and West direction, and to be 200 yards in width, but breakers extended over only one-third of that space, in probably 2 or 3 fathoms water, The shoalest part was near the centre, where the sea broke abruptly against a small rock which had apparently not more than 6 or 8 feet water on it.

As this reef lies in the direct track of vessels rounding the South East Isles, and is entirely under water, it is dangerous to approach in the night or in thick weather, for the soundings are deep close up to it, and give no warning of its vicinity.

The third South East Isle mentioned in the note upon Flinder's Chart does not exist.

No.107.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. S. ROSE, Surveyor Gencral.

It is hereby notified, that besides the Certificates of Mr RICKETT under the Chinese Passengers', and other Emigration, Acts, those of Mr S. P. HALL will be received by the Emigration Officer at this Port.

Mr Hall's Certificates of Survey will also be taken at this Office under the Merchant Shipping Act 1854 and Ordinance No. 4 of 1855.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th October, 1856.

No. 108.

sale of spiriturus.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, Friday, the 14th Day of November next, is fixed for a Special Sessions of Justices of the Peace to be held on that day at the Office of the Chief Magis- trate of Police at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of considering applications for Licenses for the Sale of Spirituous and Fermented Liquors during the Year commencing the 1st December next.

Applications for such Licenses must be Lodged at the Chief Magistrate's Office at least Ten Days before the Sessions, in the Form prescribed by the Ordinance above mentioned.

,

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th October, 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No. 103.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that a Sale of Crown Lands will be held on the ground at West Point, in Lots to suit Chinese Tenants, at 3 P.M., on Wednesday the 29th Instant.

The Lots will be Eighteen in Number, each 52 Feet Square, at an Annual Rental of £8.15.0.

Further particulars may be learnt at the Surveyor General's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st October, 1856.

一千八百五十六 十初

辰六

九十 月 十初 一九

悉官知八半每建投盤初本

知署其磅每段造此地 月 特請詳十年丁舖地方下

方下卄示

諭閱

閱細五每方屋原有午九 地者個英之欲

圖自司應尺用為

為地點 點卽

憲示照组

可赴合五是華十鐘 得

如地十以民八在 辰

各量有二其便西 西十

宜地欲銀尺地於出營月英

No. 67.—OCTOBER 11, 1856.] The Hongkong Government Gazette.

In re JAMES W. CURTIS, deceased.

"

19

EMAUM ALI, OTICE-All claims against the above Estates must be proved before the Orficial Admi- SARATOR, before the 11th day of April, 1857, therwise they will not be included in the Scheme of sion. All Persons indebted to the said Estates aze requested to make immediate payment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar-Official Administrator.

Steam for

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

& SOUTHAMPTON;

Also,

THE

ROMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “MALTA,” Captain PURCHASE, with Her Majesty's Mails. Pas rs, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, leave this on WEDNESDAY, the 15th October, a: 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 apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE REQUIRED.

POT-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS, per Steamer

THE nete, will close on TUESDAY, the 14th October, at 6 o'clock P.M. The usual SUP FLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning,-LETTERS received from 9 to 10 o'clock A.M., for a late Fec of 6d.; and from 10 o'clock A.M. to 1 o'clock P.M. for a late Fee of 1s.

Letters posted between the hours of 10 and 1 o'clock must be Prepaid.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master,

Hongkong, 2d October, 1856.

NOTICE.

Y order of the Consular Department of the

Foreign

hereby

tified, that the Office of DANISH CONSUL at Canton

having become vacant, applications from Resident Merchants of that place who may desire to fill the said Office, will be received by the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, at Copenhagen, until the 1st February, 1857.

FRED. H. BLOCK,

H. D. M. Consul.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required Ly 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 doing not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBT. S. WALKER,

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 29th September, 1856.

Danish Consulate, Hongkong, 1st October, 1856.

NOTICE.

THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this Port, between the undersigned, under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day The outstand- and a by lapse of time and mutual consent.

Accounts will be settled by either Partner; strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT of Singa- PORE under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, Jr., G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, Ist September, 1856.

NOTICE.

3

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per- AN Asal, or the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulute at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

Conton, 7th August, 1856.

W

NOTICE.

HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS & Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11/4 STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned : We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1856.

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail.” TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

A

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-siz Cents.

Terms of AdvVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Couls-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 18TH OCTOBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Voz. II. No. 68.

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. 109.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, with reference to Government Notification No. 103, that the Land Sale advertised for the 29th instant, at West Point, is postponed till further notice.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th October, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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No. 110.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Whereas it has been represented to His Excellency The Governor that certain Government Works are conducted on Sundays, His Excellency has instructed the responsible authorities to take such measures as shall prevent the dese- cration of that day in such respect; and as regards Works carried on by private persons, His Excellency recommends to all Christian inhabitants, that the Contracts with the natives shall be such as may prevent the employment of workmen or laborers on the Sabbath-day.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 16th October, 1856.

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No. 111.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[No. 68.-OCTOBER 18, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Sailing Directions for approaching the Port of CALCUTTA having been received from the Govern- ment of Bengal, are published for the information of Shipmasters and others whom it may concern.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 16th October, 1856.

DIRECTIONS

FOR

APPROACHING THE SAND HEADS

IN BOTH MONSOONS.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

SOUTH-WEST MONSOON.

The South-West Monsoon may be considered to commence on the 15th March, on which date the Pilot Vessels take up their station near the Buoy on the Pilot's Ridge as described below. The S. W. Monsoon is over by the end of September.

2d, False Point Light House is in latitude 20° 19′ North and longitude 86° 47' East; and a Buoy is placed in 21 fathoms on the Pilot's Ridge, in latitude 20° 49′ North and longitude 87° 42′ East: the Buoy therefore bears from False Point Light House, North 59° 49′ East, true, and distant 59 miles.

She should then

3d, A Vessel, therefore, after making the Light House at False Point (in passing which she ought not to go into less than 10 fathoms), should bring it to bear about West-South-West 10 or 15 miles distant, when she will be in 11 or 12 fathoms, then steer East- North-Eastward, when the soundings will gradually increase to 23 fathoms on the eastern edge of the Pilot's Ridge. regulate ber course so as to keep between the Ridge and 27 fathoms, when, by attention to the lead and nature of the soundings, course and distance run from the Light House, it is almost impossible to avoid making the Pilot Vessels, as their cruizing ground is immediately to the North-East of the Light Vessel stationed during the South-West Monsoou in close proximity to the Buoy on the Ridge.

4th, The soundings to seaward of the Pilot's Ridge are, in general, a greenish or olive-coloured mud, with occasionally a few bits of broken shells mixed with it; whilst those on the Ridge are of a shelly sand, or minute gravel, of a reddish or rusty brown color.

5th, Vessels approaching the Station are earnestly warned to be careful in avoiding collision when communicating with either the Light or supplying Pilot Vessels; and, on making the former at night, they are strongly recommended to heave to, at a proper distance, till day-light, by which measure they will avoid the probability of passing the supplying Pilot Vessels in the darkness of the night.

6th, The Eastern Chaunel Light Vessel is in latitude 21° 04', North and longitude 884° 14′ East, and therefore bears from the Buoy on the Pilot's Ridge, North 63° 26′ East, true; and distant 321⁄2 miles. The Eastern Channel Light Yessel, from the 15th March to the 15th September, burns a blue light every half hour and a maroon every quarter hour during the night, commencing at 7 P.M.; and her standing light is a plain light.

7th, The Pilot's Ridge Light Vessel shows from the 15th March` to the 15th of September a plain standing light, and burns a blue light every hour, and a maroon at the intermediate half hours.

8th, It is important to observe the difference as to the blue lights and maroons shown by the Eastern Channel and the Ridge Light respectively, as, if this is attended to, a Vessel, out in her reckoning, or uncertain of her position, cannot possibly mistake one for the other.

the nortH-EAST MONSOON.

9th, This Monsoon, which constitutes the fine season in the Head of the Bay of Bengal, is considered to commence in October and end in the beginning of March. During this season the Pilot Station is about the outer Floating Light situated in the Eastern Channel The Pilot Vessels cruize in the day-time spreading East and West as above, and Vessels coming in should make directly for that mark. of, sometimes a little to the southward of, the Light Vessel; and at night anchor in positions not far from her. At this season she shows a maroon or torch-light every half hour and a blue light every hour.

DIVIE ROBERTSON, Master Attendant.

FORT WILLIAM,

The 1st March, 1856.

No

In re JAMES W. CURTIS, deceased.

EMAUM ALI,

"

"

NOTICE.

Yorder of the Consular Department of the ́OTICE.-All claims against the above Estates

must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMI-tified, that the Office of Danish Consul at Canton NISTRATOR before the 11th day of April, 1857, having become vacant, applications from Resident otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Merchants of that place who may desire to fill the Division. All Persons indebted to the said Estates said Office, will be received by the Ministry of FOREIGN AFFAIRS, at Copenhagen, until the 1st are requested to make immediato payment to

February, 1857.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar-Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

[HE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this Port, between the undersigned, under the Style

of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day by lapse of time and mutual consent. The outstand-

ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner ; and be strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- PORE under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, JR., G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

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FRED. H. BLOCK,

H. D. M. Cunsul

Danish Consulate, Hongkong, 1st October, 1856.

NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per-

en ON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAR, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

Conton, 7th August, 1856.

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NOTICE.

HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS

& Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned: We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present te us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1856.

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FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Kil.”

all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

TABLE, sewing the COST OF TEA, with

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong➡ PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-sia

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

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 25TH OCTOBER, 1856.

VOL. II, No. 69.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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”

hill, 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. 112.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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, 23d October, 1856.

Account of the average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending

30th September 1856, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,................................$187,490, exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st October, 1856.

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

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

Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

Victoria, Hongkong, 23d October, 1856.

No. 108.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

H. REINHARD,

A Member of the Colonial Treasury Commission.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, Friday, the 14th Day of November next, is fixed for a Special Sessions of Justices of the Peace to be held on that day at the Office of the Chief Magis- trate of Police at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of considering applications for Licenses for the Sale of Spirituous and Fermented Liquors during the Year commencing the 1st December next.

Applications for such Licenses must be Lodged at the Chief Magistrate's Office at least Ten Days before the Sessions, in the Form prescribed by the Ordinance above mentioned.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th October, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

[No. 69.-OCTOBER 25, 1856.

Diplomatic Department. His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., is pleased to direct that the annexed copy of a Proclamation by His Majesty the King of Siam, which has been transmitted by H.B.M. Consul at Bangkok, on the subject of the Exportation of Rice from that country, be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th October, 1856.

PROCLAMATION.

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W. WOODGATE.

His Majesty the First King of Siam issues this Proclamation to all, both Nobles and Commons, who dwell either in the city of Bangkok or without its bounds, to inform them that, as at the beginning of the year, H. M. and the Senaputi having considered that up to that time there having been an excess of rain there would in all probability be a scarcity in the middle of the rainy season, and they were afraid that rice would become dear, they therefore, on the 1st day of the 5th month, prohibited rice from being exported. Now the middle of the rainy season has passed and the rain still continues, small in quantity but not unfavorable. The rice crops everywhere look promising, and the price has not risen. If, when rice is so cheap, the prohibition is not removed, farmers will cease to cultivate the soil, and will engage in some other business. His Majesty, loving all his people, gave notice to purchase as much rice as would suffice. Therefore they must not complain that in consequence of rice leaving the country, the price has risen and that poverty has been brought upon those who are not farmers. This notice was given one month ago, and as yet the price has not risen. Permission is therefore given to the people to sell their rice without restraint; and foreigners, being friends of Siam, may purchase rice for exportation or any other purpose; for His Majesty's affection for his own people and for foreigners is nearly equal.

By His Majesty's decree, therefore, from the ninth month all obstacles against the exportation of rice have been removed; towards the end of the rains however, if a drought should supervene, the crops fail, and the price of rice become very high, the prohibition will be reimposed. If this is found necessary, a printed Proclamation will be issued. Saturday, 1st day of 9th month, (2d August, 1856.)

NOTICE.

THE

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on WEDNESDAY, the 29th day of October instant, at 12 o'clock Noon. By order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar.

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deccased,

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In re LEE KIP TYE,

JOHN HOLLMAN, OTICE is hereby given to the NEXT OF KIN and all other Persons to produce any WILLS or COUNCILS of the above Parties that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on SATURDAY, the 1st day of November, 1856; or if none,

that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of ADMINISTRATION; failing which, Ad- ministration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court.

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By the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar.

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the " China Mail.” TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with

all Charges—Tea, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

NOTICE.

True Copy,

| THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this Port, between the undersigned, under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day

The outstand by lapse of time and mutual consent. ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- PORE under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, JR., G. L. HASKELL

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

NOTICE.

W. WOODGATE.

NOTICE.

A

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per- sonal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

Conton, 7th August, 1856.

NOTICE.

HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS

WHEREAS the Fion, China, did, on the 11th

day of March, 1856, at the Office of the United STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign-

BY Foreign Office at Copenhagen, it is hereby no-

Y order of the Consular Department of the ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust

tified, that the Office of Danish Consul at Canton having become vacant, applications from Kesident Merchants of that place who may desire to fill the said Office, will be received by the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, at Copenhagen, until the 1st February, 1857.

FRED. H. BLOCK,

H. D. M. Consul

Danish Consulate, Hongkong, 1st October, 1856.

for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned: We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co. JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1856.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-siz Cents. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS, -Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cents—One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 1ST NOVEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 70.

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. 113.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that E. R. MICHELL, Esquire, is appointed Assistant Harbour Master and Emigration Officer from the 1st Proximo.

All Persons interested in the Emigration Trade will direct their communications to Mr Michell for the future.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th October, 1856.

No. 108.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, Friday, the 14th Day of November next, is fixed for a Special Sessions of Justices of the Peace to be held on that day at the Office of the Chief Magis- trate of Police at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of considering applications for Licenses for the Sale of Spirituous and Fermented Liquors during the Year commencing the 1st December next.

Applications for such Licenses must be Lodged at the Chief Magistrate's Office at least Ten Days before the Sessions, in the Form prescribed by the Ordinance above mentioned.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th October, 1856.

NOTICE.

NOTICE.

Yorder of the Consular Department of the THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this

BY Fordign of the Consular pen it is hereby tho

ted, that the Office of DANISH CONSUL at Canton Laving become vacant, applications from Kesident Merchants of that place who may desire to fill the A Office, will be received by the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, at Copenhagen, until the 1st February, 1857.

FRED. H. BLOCK, H. D. M. Consul.

Danish Consulate, Hongkong,

A

1st October, 1856.

NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per- sonal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having teen duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Condon: I hereby give notice to all concerned to ake payment to me of all Stims due to, and to

ent to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

Conton, 7th August, 1856.

and a

Port, between the undersigned, under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day by lapse of time and mutual consent. The outstand ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- PORE under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, JR., G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

THOS. HUNT & Co.,

WHAMPOA,

Ship Chandlers, General Agents, and Auctioneers.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

WHEREAS the to

& Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned: We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1856.

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail.”

A TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with

all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the Picul, und sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

GOODS TAKEN ON STORAGE in Insurable PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-six

Store-ship Hygeia, Whampoa,

13th November, 1854.

Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 8TH NOVEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 71.

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. 114.

PROCLAMATION.

JOHN BOWRING.

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.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honorable The Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the two following Ordinances, namely:

Ordinance No. 9 of 1856, entitled-" An Ordinance to explain certain Enactments relating to Shipping"; Ordinance No. 10 of 1856, entitled-" An Ordinance for Lis Pendens and Purchasers" :-

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said two Ordinances have been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE The Queen.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 3d Day of November, 1856.

No: 117.

JOHN BOWRING.

PROCLAMATION.

By His Excellency Six 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.

Whereas it has been brought to the notice of His Excellency The Governor that Sales of Gunpowder have been recently made here to persons acting on behalf of a Chinese Force at Canton under the Command of YEH, the Imperial Commissioner, who have committed acts of hostility in breach of Treaties against Her Majesty's Subjects there and are now engaged in open conflict with Her Majesty's forces; and whereas it is necessary at once to prohibit and prevent such sales:

It is hereby notified, that the operation of Clause 5 of Ordinance No. 1 of 1855 (now in force under Ordinance No. 1 of 1856) shall be and the same is suspended from this date; and no Permit for the Sale of Arms or Ammunition will be issued till further notice.

The exception as to European Gunpowder in quantities under Five Pounds will still have effect.

And it is further notified, that with the exception last above mentioned, any persons contravening this Proclama- tion, will, over and above the Penalties contained in Section 5 of the said Ordinance, incur the danger of the pains and penalties due to their Misdemeanor at the Common Law.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 5th Day of November, 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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No. 115.

The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 71.-NOVEMBER 8, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that Mr JOSEPH NIBLETT, having reported his arrival in the Colony, is appointed Foreman of Works in the Surveyor-General's Department, under instructions from the Right Honorable The Secretary of State for the Colonies.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 3d November, 1856.

No. 116.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that by a Despatch from the Right Honorable The Secretary of State for the Colonies received by the recent Mail, the appointment of E. R. MICHELL, Esquire, as Assistant Harbor Master and Emigra- tion Officer announced in the Gazette of 1st instant (Government Notification No. 113) has been duly sanctioned by Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th November, 1856.

Νο. 118.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Despatch from Her Majesty's Agent and Consul General in Egypt to the address of the Right Honorable The Earl of Clarendon, announcing certain additional facilities granted by the Transit Administration in that country, is, under Instruction from the Colonial Office, published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th November, 1856.

No. 32.

ALEXANDRIA, July 3, 1856.

MY LORD,As a proof of the Viceroy's wish to consult the convenience of passengers proceeding to and from India through Egypt, I may mention two alterations to which he has readily consented on my proposing them.

Hitherto the amount of Baggage conveyed gratis by the Transit Administration across the Isthmus was smaller than that allowed to passengers by the Peninsular and Oriental Company,

On representing to His Highness the inconvenience to which this arrangement subjected the passengers, he at once ordered the rates to be equalized, though this measure is attended with a diminution of the Transit revenue.

I also stated to him that Her Majesty's Government was about to establish a Monthly Line of Steamers from Australia to Snez, and that a considerable portion of the Australian Gold might be expected to pass through Egypt, if the charge for Specie was reduced from 7/6 per £100 to 5/0. The Viceroy has adopted this proposal, thereby affording a considerable advantage to whatever Company obtains the Contract for the above service.

I may also state to your Lordship, that His Highness has promoted Mr Leeguen, Director of the Transit and Railway Administration, to the rank of Bey, thus placing a Christian and an Englishman to the head of the Turkish Administration.—I have, &c.,

No. 119.

True Copy,

W. T. Mercer,

Colonial Secretary.

(Signed)

FRED. W. A. BRUCE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HENRY TUDOR DAVIES, Esquire, Barrister-at-Law of the Inner Temple, having reported his arrival in the Colony, is appointed Chief Magistrate of Police in Hongkong by virtue of a Warrant under the Royal Sign Manual. Mr Davies has been this day sworn in as Chief Magistrate and as a Justice of the Peace, and will assume charge of his Department from this date.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th November, 1856.

Νο. 108.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, Friday, the 14th Day of November next, is fixed for a Special Sessions of Justices of the Peace to be held on that day at the Office of the Chief Magis- trate of Police at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of considering applications for Licenses for the Sale of Spirituous and Fermented Liquors during the Year commencing the 1st December next.

Applications for such Licenses must be lodged at the Chief Magistrate's Office at least Ten Days before the Sessions, in the Form prescribed by the Ordinance above mentioned.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th October, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 71-NOVEMBER 8, 1856.] The Hongkong Government Gazette.

PROCLAMATION.

Diplomatic Department,

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Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN have been received through the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, disallowing Consular Ordinance No. 1 of 1856, intituled, "An Ordinance to declare the "Law respecting the Distribution of Estates of Insolvents at the Five Ports in China:" Notice is hereby given of such disallowance, and the provisions of that Ordinance are hereby declared to be null and void, and of no effect.

His Excellency The Chief Superintendent of Trade is advised that an Order in Council is in preparation, making provision for the state of things which led to the passing of the said Ordinance.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Giyen at Victoria, Hongkong, this 4th Day of November, 1856.

JOHN BOWRING,

H. M.'s Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China.

By Command of His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. WOODGATE.

Diplomatic Department.

Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of Trade in China, Plenipotentiary to China, Siam, &c., &c., publishes for general information, Her Majesty's Order in Council, regulating and defining British Consular Authority in Siam.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 3d November, 1856.

W. WOODGATE.

AT THE COURT AT OSBORNE HOUSE, ISLE OF WIGHT, THE 28TH DAY OF JULY, 1856.

PRESENT:

THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS by a certain Act of Parliament made and passed in the session of Parliament holden in the sixth and seventh years of Her Majesty's reign, intituled, “ An Act to remove doubts as to the exercise of power and jurisdiction by Her Majesty within divers countries and place out of Her Majesty's dominions, and to render the same more ctual," it is amongst other things enacted, that it is and shall be lawful for Her Majesty to hold, exercise, and enjoy, ay power or jurisdiction which Her Majesty now hath, or may at any time hereafter have, within any country or place out of Her Majesty's dominions, in the same and as ample a manner as if Her Majesty had acquired such power or jurisdiction by the cession or conquest of territory;

And whereas Her Majesty hath power and jurisdiction in the dominions of the Kings of Siam;

And whereas it is expedient at the present time to make provision for the due exercise of the jurisdiction pos- sessed by Her Majesty as aforesaid:

Arice

to

enforce

1. Now, therefore, in pursuance of the above recited Act of Parliament, Her Majesty is pleased, by and with the

Power granted to of her Privy Conncil, to order, and it is hereby ordered, That Her Majesty's Consul appointed to reside in the Consul Kingdom of Siam shall have full power and authority to carry into effect, and to enforce, by fine or imprisonment, as Treaties, and to esta- hereinafter provided, the observance of the stipulations of any Treaty, or of regulations appended to any Treaty, now blish Rules and Regu- existing or which may hereafter be made between Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, and the Kings of Siam, their lations. heirs and successors, and to make and enforce, by fiue or imprisonment, rules and regulations for the observance of the stipulations of such Treaties, and for the peace, order, aud good government of Her Majesty's subjects being within the dominions of the Kings of Siam.

I. And it is further ordered, That a Copy of all such Rules and Regulations made by the said Consul shall forth- Rules and Regula- with be affixed, and kept affixed and exhibited in some conspicuous place in the public office of the said Consul; and tions to be affixed and printed copies of the said rules and regulations shall, as soon as possible, be provided by the said Consul, and sold at a exhibited in the Office price not exceeding one dollar for each copy, and for the purpose of convicting any person offending against the said of the Consul. rules and regulations, and for all other purposes of law whatsoever, a printed copy of the said rules and regulations, certified under the hand of the said Consul to be a true copy thereof, shall be taken as conclusive evidence of such Jules and regulations; and no penalty shall be incurred, or shall be enforced, for the breach of any such rules or regu- lations to be hereafter made, until the same shall have been so affixed and exhibited for one calendar month in the public office of the Consul: Provided always, that any such rule or regulation made by Her Majesty's Consul, and to be enforced by a penalty, shall be submitted to Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs for allow- ance, or disallowance, and if any such rule or regulation should be disallowed by Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, the same shall cease to have effect from the receipt by the Consul of such disallowance; Revertheless the Consul shall not be liable to be proceeded against in any of Her Majesty's Courts in regard to any act done by him under such rule or regulation previously to its disallowance.

1. And it is further ordered, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul, as aforesaid, upon information, or Proceedings for en- upon the complaint of any party that a British subject has violated any of the stipulations of Treaties, or of regulations forcement of Treaties of Rules and *ppended to any Treaty, between Her Majesty and the Kings of Siam, or has disregarded or infringed any of the rules and

Regulations for the and regulations for the observance of the stipulations of such Treaties, affixed and exhibited according to the provisions

observance thereof. of the next preceding article of this present Order, to summou before him the accused party, and to receive evidence' and examine witnesses as to the guilt or innocence of such party in regard to the offence laid to his charge; and to award such penalty of fine or imprisonment to any party convicted of an offence against the said treaties, or appended regulations, or the said rules and regulations, as may be specified therein respectively; and any charge against a British subject for a breach of Treaties or regulations, or for a breach of the rules and regulations for the observance of such Treaties, shall be heard and determined by the Consul, without assessors: Provided always, that in no case shall the penalty to be attached to a breach of the said rules and regulations exceed five hundred dollars, or three months' im- prisonment.

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IV. And it is further ordered, That any charge against a British subject for a breach of rules and regulations, other Proceedings for en- than those relating to the observance of Treaties, shall in like manner be heard and determined by Her Majesty's Con- forcement of Rules and *; and in all cases in which the penalty shall not exceed two hundred dollars or one month's imprisonment, the Coa. Regulations other than those for the observ- Fel shall hear and determine the charge summarily, without the aid of assessors; but where the penalty attached to a breach of the rules and regulations other than those relating to the observance of Treaties shall amount to more than ace of Treaties. two hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for more than one month, the Consul, before he shall proceed to hear the charge, shall summon two British subjects of good repute to sit with him as assessors, which assessors shall however have no thority to decide on the innocence or guilt of the party charged, or on the amount of fine or imprisonment to be warded to him on conviction; but it shall rest with the Consul to decide on the guilt or innocence of the party charged, on the amount of fine or imprisonment to be awarded to him: Provided always, that in no case shall the penalty to attached to a breach of rules and regulations other than those for the observance of Treaties exceed five hundred dollars or three months' imprisonment; and provided further that in the event of the said assessors or either of them

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PROCLAMATION.

Diplomatic Department,

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Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN have been received through the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, disallowing Consular Ordinance No. 1 of 1856, intituled, "An Ordinance to declare the "Law respecting the Distribution of Estates of Insolvents at the Five Ports in China:" Notice is hereby given of such disallowance, and the provisions of that Ordinance are hereby declared to be null and void, and of no effect.

His Excellency The Chief Superintendent of Trade is advised that an Order in Council is in preparation, making provision for the state of things which led to the passing of the said Ordinance.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Giyen at Victoria, Hongkong, this 4th Day of November, 1856.

JOHN BOWRING,

H. M.'s Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China.

By Command of His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. WOODGATE.

Diplomatic Department.

Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of Trade in China, Plenipotentiary to China, Siam, &c., &c., publishes for general information, Her Majesty's Order in Council, regulating and defining British Consular Authority in Siam.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 3d November, 1856.

W. WOODGATE.

AT THE COURT AT OSBORNE HOUSE, ISLE OF WIGHT, THE 28TH DAY OF JULY, 1856.

PRESENT:

THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS by a certain Act of Parliament made and passed in the session of Parliament holden in the sixth and seventh years of Her Majesty's reign, intituled, “ An Act to remove doubts as to the exercise of power and jurisdiction by Her Majesty within divers countries and place out of Her Majesty's dominions, and to render the same more ctual," it is amongst other things enacted, that it is and shall be lawful for Her Majesty to hold, exercise, and enjoy, ay power or jurisdiction which Her Majesty now hath, or may at any time hereafter have, within any country or place out of Her Majesty's dominions, in the same and as ample a manner as if Her Majesty had acquired such power or jurisdiction by the cession or conquest of territory;

And whereas Her Majesty hath power and jurisdiction in the dominions of the Kings of Siam;

And whereas it is expedient at the present time to make provision for the due exercise of the jurisdiction pos- sessed by Her Majesty as aforesaid:

Arice

to

enforce

1. Now, therefore, in pursuance of the above recited Act of Parliament, Her Majesty is pleased, by and with the

Power granted to of her Privy Conncil, to order, and it is hereby ordered, That Her Majesty's Consul appointed to reside in the Consul Kingdom of Siam shall have full power and authority to carry into effect, and to enforce, by fine or imprisonment, as Treaties, and to esta- hereinafter provided, the observance of the stipulations of any Treaty, or of regulations appended to any Treaty, now blish Rules and Regu- existing or which may hereafter be made between Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, and the Kings of Siam, their lations. heirs and successors, and to make and enforce, by fiue or imprisonment, rules and regulations for the observance of the stipulations of such Treaties, and for the peace, order, aud good government of Her Majesty's subjects being within the dominions of the Kings of Siam.

I. And it is further ordered, That a Copy of all such Rules and Regulations made by the said Consul shall forth- Rules and Regula- with be affixed, and kept affixed and exhibited in some conspicuous place in the public office of the said Consul; and tions to be affixed and printed copies of the said rules and regulations shall, as soon as possible, be provided by the said Consul, and sold at a exhibited in the Office price not exceeding one dollar for each copy, and for the purpose of convicting any person offending against the said of the Consul. rules and regulations, and for all other purposes of law whatsoever, a printed copy of the said rules and regulations, certified under the hand of the said Consul to be a true copy thereof, shall be taken as conclusive evidence of such Jules and regulations; and no penalty shall be incurred, or shall be enforced, for the breach of any such rules or regu- lations to be hereafter made, until the same shall have been so affixed and exhibited for one calendar month in the public office of the Consul: Provided always, that any such rule or regulation made by Her Majesty's Consul, and to be enforced by a penalty, shall be submitted to Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs for allow- ance, or disallowance, and if any such rule or regulation should be disallowed by Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, the same shall cease to have effect from the receipt by the Consul of such disallowance; Revertheless the Consul shall not be liable to be proceeded against in any of Her Majesty's Courts in regard to any act done by him under such rule or regulation previously to its disallowance.

1. And it is further ordered, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul, as aforesaid, upon information, or Proceedings for en- upon the complaint of any party that a British subject has violated any of the stipulations of Treaties, or of regulations forcement of Treaties of Rules and *ppended to any Treaty, between Her Majesty and the Kings of Siam, or has disregarded or infringed any of the rules and

Regulations for the and regulations for the observance of the stipulations of such Treaties, affixed and exhibited according to the provisions

observance thereof. of the next preceding article of this present Order, to summou before him the accused party, and to receive evidence' and examine witnesses as to the guilt or innocence of such party in regard to the offence laid to his charge; and to award such penalty of fine or imprisonment to any party convicted of an offence against the said treaties, or appended regulations, or the said rules and regulations, as may be specified therein respectively; and any charge against a British subject for a breach of Treaties or regulations, or for a breach of the rules and regulations for the observance of such Treaties, shall be heard and determined by the Consul, without assessors: Provided always, that in no case shall the penalty to be attached to a breach of the said rules and regulations exceed five hundred dollars, or three months' im- prisonment.

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IV. And it is further ordered, That any charge against a British subject for a breach of rules and regulations, other Proceedings for en- than those relating to the observance of Treaties, shall in like manner be heard and determined by Her Majesty's Con- forcement of Rules and *; and in all cases in which the penalty shall not exceed two hundred dollars or one month's imprisonment, the Coa. Regulations other than those for the observ- Fel shall hear and determine the charge summarily, without the aid of assessors; but where the penalty attached to a breach of the rules and regulations other than those relating to the observance of Treaties shall amount to more than ace of Treaties. two hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for more than one month, the Consul, before he shall proceed to hear the charge, shall summon two British subjects of good repute to sit with him as assessors, which assessors shall however have no thority to decide on the innocence or guilt of the party charged, or on the amount of fine or imprisonment to be warded to him on conviction; but it shall rest with the Consul to decide on the guilt or innocence of the party charged, on the amount of fine or imprisonment to be awarded to him: Provided always, that in no case shall the penalty to attached to a breach of rules and regulations other than those for the observance of Treaties exceed five hundred dollars or three months' imprisonment; and provided further that in the event of the said assessors or either of them

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dissenting from the conviction of the party charged, or from the penalty of fine or imprisoment awarded to him by the Consul, the Consul shall take a note of such dissent, with the grounds thereof, and shall require good and sufficient security for the appearance of the party convicted at a future time, in order to undergo his sentence or receive his discharge; and the Consul shall with as little delay as possible report his decision, with all the particulars of the case, together with the dissent of the assessors or either of them, and the grounds thereof, to Her Majesty's Principle Secre tary of State for Foreign Affairs, and Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs shall have autho rity to confirm, or vary, or reverse the decision of the Consul, as to him may seem fit.

Consul empowered,

V. And it is further ordered, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul to hear and determine any suit of subject to appeal, to a civil nature against a British subject, arising within any part of the dominions of the Kings of Siam, whether such hear Civil Suits, insuit be instituted by a subject of the Kings of Siam, or by a subject or citizen of a Foreign State in amity with Her which British subjects Majesty; and if either, or any, party in such suit shall be dissatisfied with the decision given by such Consul, it shail defendants, and be lawful for such party within fifteen days to give to the Consul notice of appeal to the Supreme Court in Her Ma Siamese or the subjects jesty's Possession of Singapore; whereupon the Consul shall, with as little delay as possible, transmit all the docu of other Powers plain-ments which were produced before him and none other, together with a statement of the grounds on which he has formed his decision, to the said Supreme Court, and shall forthwith notify to the several parties the transmission of the process: Provided always, that it shall be lawful for the Consul to require from any party appealing to the said Supreme Court reasonable security, which shall consist in part of one or two sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Consul, that such party shall abide by the decision to be given by the said Supreme Court, and, if such appeal shall fail, to an- swer all costs, loss, and damages sustained by the other party in consequence of such appeal. Consul empowered, VI. And it is further ordered, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul, in like manner, to hear and subject to appeal, to determine any suit of a civil nature, arising within any part of the dominions of the Kings of Siam, instituted by à hear Civil Suits, in British subject against a subject of the Kings of Siam, or against a subject or citizen of a Foreign State in amity with swhich British subject Her Majesty, provided that the defendant in such suit shall consent to submit to his jurisdiction and give sufficient are plaintiffs, and Siamese or the subjects security, that he will abide by the decision of the Consul, or, in case of appeal, by that of the Supreme Court of Her of other Powers de- Majesty's Possession of Singapore, and will pay such expenses as the Consul or the said Supreme Court shall adjudge; and if either or any party in such suit shall be dissatisfied with the decision given by such Consul, it shall be lawful for such party within fifteen days to give to the Consul notice of appeal to the said Supreme Court, and the proceedings in such a suit, or in an appeal arising therefrom, shall be conformable to and under the same conditions as the proceedings in a suit, or in an appeal arising therefrom, in which a British subject is defendant, and a subject Consul empowered, of the Kings of Siam, or a subject or citizen of a foreign State in amity with Her Majesty, is plaintiff. subject to appeal, to VII. And it is further ordered, That in the event of any suit of a civil nature arising between British subjects. hear Civil Suits be- within the dominious of the Kings of Siam, it shall be lawful, upon the application of a party, for Her Majesty's tween British subjects. Consul to hear and determine such suit, subject to an appeal to the Supreme Court of Her Majesty's Possession of Proviso as to appeals Singapore; and every such appeal shall be made and conducted in the same manner and form and under the same to the Supreme Court. conditions as in cases in which the defendant only is a British subject.

fendants.

Assessors in Civil Suits.

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VIII. And it is further ordered, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul to summon two, and not more than four, British subjects of good repute, to sit with him as assessors at the hearing of any suit whatever of a civil nature brought before him for decision and in case the sum sought to be recovered shall exceed five hundred dollars, such suit shall not be heard by the Consul without assessors, if within a reasonable time such assessors can be procured; and the assessors aforesaid shall have no authority to decide on the merits of such suit, but in the event of such assessors or any or either of them dissenting from the decision of the Consul, the Consul shall enter the fact of such dissent and the grounds thereof in the minutes of the proceedings, and in case of appeal shall transmit the same to the Supreme Court of Her Majesty's Possession of Singapore, together with the documents relating to the suit. Enforcement of de- IX. And it is further ordered, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul to enforce his decision against a cisions in Civil Suits. British subject in a civil suit, by distress or imprisonment, in like manner as a decision of the Supreme Court of Her

Majesty's Possession of Singapore in a civil suit is enforced within the said Possession.

Cases in which fur-

X. And it is further ordered, That in an appeal to the Supreme Court of Her Majesty's Possession of Singapore ther evidence may be from the decision of Her Majesty's Consul, it shall be lawful for the said Supreme Court to admit any further legal adduced in appeals. evidence, besides that adduced before the Consul, on its being established to the satisfaction of the said Supreme Court, by oath or affidavit, that the party desiring to produce such further evidence was ignorant of the existence of such evidence, or was taken by surprise at the hearing before the Consul, or was unable to produce it before the Consul, after due and reasonable diligence and exertion on his part in that behalf, or where, under the circumstances of the case, it shall appear to the said Supreme Court that further evidence ought to be received.

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XI. And it is further ordered, That Her Majesty's Consul shall have power in a civil suit to examine on oath or in such form and with such ceremony as he may declare to be binding on his conscience, any witness who may, appear before him, and shall have power, on the application of any party in the said suit, to issue a compulsory order for the attendance of any person, being a British subject, who may be competent to give evidence in such suit, and any British subject having been duly served with any such compulsory order, and with a reasonable notice of the day of the hearing of such suit, upon his expenses of appearing as a witness having been paid or tendered to him by the party at whose application he shall have been ordered to attend, shall, on his wilful default to appear as a witness at the hearing of such suit, be punished with a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or with imprisonment for a period not exceeding thirty days, at the discretion of the said Consul; and every witness, being a British subject, so examined as aforesaid, in case of wilful false testimony, may be convicted of and punished for the crime of wilful and corrupt perjury.

XII. And it is farther ordered, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul to promote the settlement of a by agreement or arbi-suit or contention by amicable agreement between the parties, and with the consent of the several parties, to refer the decision of a suit or contention to one or more arbitrators, and to take security from the parties that they will be bound by the result of such reference, and the award of such arbitrator or arbitrators shall be to all intents and purposes deemed and taken to be a judgment or sentence of Her Majesty's Consul in such suit or contention, and shall be entered and recorded as such, and shall have the like effect and operation, and shall be enforced accordingly, and shall not be open to appeal.

Trial of crimes and

XIII. And it is further ordered, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul to cause to be apprehended and offences committed by brought before him any British subject who may be charged with having committed any crime or offence within the British subjects. dominions of the Kings of Siam, and such Consul shall thereupon proceed with all convenient speed to inquire of the same, and for such purpose and end shall have power to examine on oath, or in such form and with such ceremony as he shall declare to be binding on his conscience, any witness who may appear before him to substantiate the charge; and shall have power to compel any person being a British subject who may be competent to give evidence as to the guilt or innocence of the party so charged, to appear and give evidence, and to punish the wilful default of any such person to appear and give evidence, after reasonable notice of the day of the hearing of such charge, by fine or imprisonment, in like manner as provided in Article XI of this Order; and shall examine every such witness in the presence and hearing of the party accused, and afford the accused party all reasonable facility for cross-examining such witness; and shall cause the deposition of every such witness to be reduced to writing, and the same to be read over, and, if necessary, explained to the party accused, together with any other evidence that may have been urged against him during the course of the inquiry; and shall require such accused party to defend himself against the charge brought against him, and, if necessary, advise him of the legal effects of any voluntary confession, and shall take the evidence of any witness whom the accused party may tender to be examined in his desence; and every witness, being a British subject, so examined as aforesaid, in case of wilful false testimony, may be convicted and punished for the crime of wilful and corrupt perjury: and when the case has been fully inquired of, and the innocence or guilt of the person accused established to the satisfaction of the Consul, the Consul, as the case may be, shall either discharge the party accused from custody, if satisfied of his innocence, or proceed to pass sentence on him, if satisfied of his guilt:

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XIV. And it is further ordered, That if the crime or offence whereof any person being a British subject, may be Cases in which As- accused before Her Majesty's Consul as aforesaid, shall appear to such Consul to be of such a nature as, if proved, sessors are to be sum- would not be adequately punished by the infliction of such punishment as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for such Consulmoned on the trial of to summon two, or not more than four, British subjects of good repute, to sit with him as assessors for inquiring of crimes and offences

subjects. trying, and determining the charge against such person; and the Consul when he shall try any such charge with the committed by British assistance of assessors as aforesaid, shall, if he is himself convinced of the guilt of the party accused, have power to award any amount of punishment not exceeding imprisonment for twelve months, or a fine of one thousand dollars and the assessors aforesaid shall have no authority to decide on the innocence or guilt of the party accused, or on the amount of punishment to be awarded to him on conviction; but in the event of the said assessors, or any or either of them, dissenting from the conviction of, or from the amount of punishment awarded to the accused party, the said assessors, or any or either of them, shall be authorized to record in the minutes of the proceedings the grounds ou which the said assessors, or any or either of them, may so dissent; and the Consul shall forthwith report to Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the fact that such dissent has been so recorded in the minutes of the proceedings, and shall as soon as possible lay before him copies of the whole of the depositions and proceedings, with the dissent of the assessor or assessors recorded therein; and it shall be lawful thereupon for Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, by warrant under his hand and seal addressed to the Consul, to confirm, or vary, or remit altogether, as to him may seem fit, the punishment awarded to the party accused; A such Consul shall give immediate effect to the injunction of any such warrant; Provided always, that in any case in which the assessor or assessors shall dissent from the conviction of, or from the amount of punishment awarded the accused party, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul to take good and sufficient bail from the accused party to appear and undergo the punishment awarded to him, provided the same or any portion thereof is confirmed by Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, which punishment, or any portion thereof, shall commence, to take effect from the day on which the decision of Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs shall be notified to the party accused.

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XV. And in order more effectually to repress crimes and offences on the part of British subjects within the Consul may award dominions of the Kings of Siam, it is further ordered, That it shall and may be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul to deportation on second cause any British subject who shall have been twice convicted before him of any crime or offence, and punished for conviction.

the same, and who after execution of the sentence of the Consul on any second conviction shall not be able to find good and sufficient security to the satisfaction of the Consul for his future good behaviour, to be sent out of the dominions of the Kings of Siam; and to this end the Consul shall have power and authority, as soon as may be practicable after execution of the sentence on such second conviction, to send any such twice convicted party, if a native of the territories administered by the East India Company, to Her Majesty's Possession of Singapore, or to some other port of the said territories, or if such party is not a native of the said territories, to England, and in the meanwhile to detain such party in custody, until a suitable opportunity for sending him out of the dominions of the Kings of Siam shall present itself; and any person so to be sent out of the said dominions as aforesaid shall be embarked in custody on board oneof Her Majesty's vessels of war, or if there should be no such vessel of war available for such purpose, then on board any British vessel bound to Singapore, or to some other port in the territories administered by the East India Company, or to England, as the case may be; and it shall be lawful for the commander of any of Her Majesty's ships of war, or of any British vessel bound to any such port as aforesaid, or to England, to receive any such person as aforesaid under a warrant from the Consul to him addressed, and thereupon to convey him in custody to any such port as aforesaid, or to England, in the same manner as if he were a distressed British subject, unless he shall be willing and able himself to defray the expenses of his passage.

viction.

XVI. And it is further ordered, That in any case in which any British subject shall be accused before Her Consul may in cer- Majesty's Consul of the crime of arson, or house-breaking, or cutting and maiming, or stabbing, or wounding, or tain cases award de- assault endangering life, or of wilfully causing any bodily injury dangerous to life, the proceedings before the Consul portation on first con- shall be carried on with the aid of assessors convened in the manner aforesaid; and it shall be lawful for the Consul, if to him it shall seem fit, to cause any person convicted before him of any of the crimes aforesaid, over and above any fine or imprisonment which may be awarded to such person, to be sent out of the dominions of the Kings of Siam in the mauner pointed out in the next preceding Article of this Order, notwithstanding the crime laid to the charge of such person may be the first of which he has been convicted before the Consul.

XVII. And it is further ordered, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul within the dominions of the Consul may require Kings of Siam, upon information laid before him by one or more credible witnesses that there is reasonable ground to British subjects to apprehend that any British subject is about to commit a breach of the public peace, to cause such British subject to give security to keep be brought before him, and to require such British subject to give sufficient security to keep the peace; and in the the peace. erent of any British subject being convicted of and punished for a breach of the peace, to cause such British subject, after he shall have undergone the punishment which may have been awarded to him by the Consul, to find security for his good behaviour; and in the event of any British subject who may be required, as aforesaid, to give sufficient security to keep the peace, or to find security for his good behaviour, being unable or wilfully omitting to do so, then and in that case it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul to send such British subject out of the dominions of the Kings of Siam in the manner pointed out in Article XV of this Order.

XVIII. And it is further ordered, That in all cases in which a British subject shall have been sent out of the deportations and the dominions of the Kings of Siam, as provided in Articles XV, XVI and XVII of this Order, the Consul sending him grounds to the Secre- tary of State for out shall forthwith report such act of deportation, with the grounds of his decision, to Her Majesty's Principal Foreign Affairs or to Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, or in a case where the party so deported is a native of the territories adminis the Governor-General tered by the East India Company, to the Governor-General of India.

Consul to report

of India.

XIX. And it is further ordered, That in cases of assault it shall be lawful for the Consul before whom complaint Consul may promote is made, to promote reconciliation between the parties, and to suffer compensation and amends to be made, and the reconciliation in cases

of assault. proceedings thereby to be stayed.

XX. And it is further ordered, That a minute of the proceedings in every case beard and determined before the Minutes to be drawn of proceedings Consul in pursuance of this Order, shall be drawn up and be signed by the Consul, and shall, in cases where assessors "P are present, be open for the inspection of such assessors, and for their signature, if they shall therein concur; and before Consul. such minute, together with the depositions of the witnesses, shall be preserved in the public office of the said Consul.

XXI. And it is further ordered, That save and except as regards offences committed by British subjects against Definition of crimes the stipulations of Treaties between Her Majesty and the Kings of Siam, or against rules and regulations for the and offences and mis- observance of the stipulations of such Treaties, duly affixed and exhibited, according to the provisions of Article II of demeanours. this Order, or against rules and regulations for the peace, order, and good government of Her Majesty's subjects being within the dominions of the Kings of Siam, duly affixed and exhibited as aforesaid, no act done by a British subject being within the dominions of the Kings of Siam, shall by Her Majesty's Consul be deemed and taken to be a crime or misdemeanour, or offence, rendering the person committing it amenable to punishment, which, if done within any part of Her Majesty's dominions, would not, by a court of justice baving criminal jurisdiction in Her Majesty's dominions, have been deemed and taken to be a crime, or misdemeanour, or offence, rendering the person so com. mitting it amenable to punishment; and Her Majesty is pleased to appoint, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, Her Majesty's Possession of Singapore as the place where crimes and offences committed by British subjects within the dominions of the Kings of Siam, which it may be expedient shall be inquired of, tried, determined, and Funished within Her Majesty's dominions, shall be so inquired of, tried, determined, and punished, and Her Majesty's Consul resident in the Kingdom of Siam shall have authority to cause any British subject charged with the commission of any crime or offence, the cognizance whereof may at any time appertain to him, to be sent for trial to Her Majesty's said Possession of Singapore.

XXII. And it is further ordered, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul to cause any British subject Prisoners may be charged with the commission of any crime or offence the cognizance whereof may at any time appertain to him, to be, sent to Singapore from at, in any of Her Majesty's ships of war, or in any British vessel, to Her Majesty's Possession of Singapore the ports of Siam for for trial before the Supreme Court of the said Possession; and it shall be lawful for the commander of any of Her trial before the Su- Majesty's ships of war or of any British vessel to receive any such person on board, with a warrant from the said preme Court. Consul, addressed to the Chief Magistrate of Police of the said Possession, and thereupon to convey him in custody Singapore, and on his arrival there to deliver him, with the said warrant, into the custody of the said Chief

& 7 Viet., c. 94, to be'

The Hongkong Government Galette. [No. 71-NOVEMBER 8, 1856.

Magistrate of Police, or other officer within the said Possession lawfully acting as such, who, on the receipt of the said warrant and of the party therein named, shall be authorized to commit, and shall commit such party so sent for trial to the common gaol of the said Possession, and it shall be lawful for the keeper of the said common gaol to cause such party to be detained in safe and proper custody, and to be produced upon the order of the said Supremo Court; and the Supreme Court at the sessions to be next holden shall proceed to hear and determine the charge against such party in the same manner as if the crime with which he may be charged had been committed within Her Majesty's Possession of Singapore. Provisions with re- XXIII. And it is further ordered, That Her Majesty's Consul, on any occasion of sending a prisoner to gard to prisoners in 6 Singapore for trial, shall observe the provisions made with regard to prisoners sent for trial to a British colony in an observed in sending

Act passed in the 6th and 7th years of Her Majesty's reign, intituled "An Act to remove doubts as to the exercise prisoners to Singapore render the same more effectual."

of power and jurisdiction by Her Majesty within divers countries and places out of Her Majesty's dominions, and to Supreme Court to XXIV. And it is further ordered, That the Supreme Court of Her Majesty's Possession of Singapore shall have concurrent juris-have and may exercise, concurrently with Her Majesty's Consul, authority and jurisdiction in regard to all suits of a diction with the Consul civil nature between British subjects arising within any part of the dominions of the Kings of Siam; Provided in civil suits between always, that the said Supreme Court shall not be bound, unless in a fit case it shall deem it right so to do, by writ British subjects.

of certiorari or otherwise, to debar or prohibit the Consul from bearing and determining, pursuant to the provisions of the several Articles of this Order, any suit of a civil nature between British subjects, or to stay the proceedings of the Consul in any such matter.

for trial.

Enforcement of fines and penalties.

Suits.

XXV. And it is further ordered, That all fines and penalties imposed under this Order may be levied by distress and seizure and sale of ships, and goods and chattels; and no bill of sale, mortgage or transfer of property made after the apprehension of a party, or with a view to security in regard to crimes or offences committed or to be committed, shall avail to defeat any of the provisions of this Order.

Consul may establish XXVI. And it is further ordered, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul from time to time to establish Rules of Practice, Re-rules of practice to be observed in proceedings before the said Consul, and to make regulations for defraying the ex- gulations for Expenses penses of witnesses in such proceedings and the costs of criminal prosecutions, and also to establish rates of fees to be of Witnesses, and also taken in regard to civil suits beard and determined before the said Consul, and it shall be lawful for the said Consul to Rates of Fees in Civil enforce by seizure and sale of goods, or, if there be no goods, by imprisonment, the payment of such established fees, and of such expenses as may be adjudged against the parties, or either or any of them: Provided always, that a table specifying the rates of fees to be so taken shall be affixed and kept exhibited in the public office of the said Consul. Manner in which XXVII. And it is further ordered, That all fees, penalties, fines, and forfeitures levied under this Order, save and fees, penalties, fines, except such penalties as may by Treaty be payable to the Siamese Government, shall be paid to the public account, and forfeitures are to and be applied in diminution of the public expenditure on account of Her Majesty's Consulate in Siam: Provided be appropriated.

always, that in the event of the Siamese authorities declining to receive fines payable to the Siamese Government as aforesaid, the same shall be paid to the public account, and applied in the manner last mentioned.

Consuls may grant

XXVIII. And it is further ordered, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Consul to grant probate of the will Probate, &c., and ad-or letters of administration to the intestate estate of a British subject deceased and leaving property within the King- minister to Intestate dom of Siam; and in the case of a party so deceased either leaving a will or intestate, it shall be lawful for the Consul, provided that probate of the will or letters of administration to the estate of the party deceased shall not have been applied for within thirty days by any person lawfully entitled thereto, to administer to such estate, and to reserve to himself out of the proceeds of such estate a commission not exceeding two and a-half per centum.

Estates.

Register of British Subjects kept.

XXIX. And it is further ordered, That a register shall be kept by Her Majesty's Consul, of all British subjects residing within the Kingdom of Siam, and that every British subject now residing within the dominions of the Kings of Siam, who shall not be already enrolled in such Consular register, shall within a reasonable time after the promul gation of this Order, to be specified in a notice to be affixed and publicly exhibited in the Consular Office, apply to the Consul to be enrolled in such register; and every British subject who may arrive within the said dominions, save and except any British subject who may be borne on the mustér-roll of any British ship arriving in a port of Siam, shall within a reasonable time after his arrival, to be specified as aforesaid, apply to the Consul to be enrolled in such register; and any British subject who shall refuse or neglect to make application so to be enrolled, and who shall not Consuls may exer-be able to excuse, to the satisfaction of the said Consul, such his refusal or neglect, shall not be entitled to be cise the powers of Jus-recognized or protected as a British subject in any difficulties or suits whatsoever, in which he may have been involved tices of the Peace for within the dominions of the Kings of Siam within the time during which he shall not have been so enrolled. enforcement of provi- XXX. And it is further ordered, That Her Majesty's Consul may exercise any of the powers which by any Acts sions of Acts of Parlia of the Imperial Parliament now enacted or hereafter to be enacted for the regulation of merchant seamen, or for the men and Mercantile regulation of the mercantile marine, may be exercised by one or more justices of the peace within Her Majesty's

ment relating to Sea-

Marine.

dominions.

Consuls in Siam may XXXI. And it is further ordered, That nothing in this Order contained shall be taken or construed to preclude perform all acts which Her Majesty's Consul within the dominions of the Kings of Siam from performing any act of administration, or juris- may be performed by diction, or other act which British Consuls within other States at amity with Her Majesty are by law, usage, or British Consuls else sufferance enabled to perform.

where.

tions.

XXXII. And it is further ordered, That any suit or action brought against Her Majesty's Consul by reason of Limitation of ac-anything done under the authority and in execution of the power or jurisdiction of Her Majesty entrusted to him by this Order, shall be commenced or prosecuted within six months after he shall have been within the jurisdiction of the Court in which the same may be brought and not otherwise, and the defendant in every such action or suit shall be entitled to the benefit of the provisions made with respect to defendants in actions or suits, in an Act passed in the sixth and seventh years of Her Majesty, intituled “An Act to remove doubts as tothe exercise of power and jurisdiction by Her Majesty within divers countries and places out of Her Majesty's dominions, and to render the same more effectual.”

XXXIII. And it is further ordered, That the term “Consul ” in this present Order shall be construed to include all and every officer in Her Majesty's service, whether Consul-General, Consul, Vice-Consul, or Consular Agent, or person duly authorized to act in any of the aforesaid capacities within the dominions of the Kings of Siam, and engaged in carrying out the provisions of this Order; and that wherever in this Order, with reference to any person, matter, or thing, any word or words is or are used importing the singular number, or the masculine gender only, yet such word or words shall be understood to include several persons as well as one person, females as well as males, and several mat-' ters or things as well as one matter or thing, unless it be otherwise specially provided, or there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction.

Interpretation of

terms.

XXXIV. And it is further ordered, That this Order shall take effect from and after the first day of December next ensuing.

And the Right Honorable the Earl of Clarendon, and the Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, are to give the necessary directions herein, as to them may respectively appertain.

C. C. GREVILLE.

True Copy,

W. WOODGATE.

No. 71.—NOVEMBER 8, 1856.] The Hongkong Government Gazette.

Steam for

UNGAPORE, PENANG, POINT de GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

& SOUTHAMPTON;

Also,

ROMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. CHE PENINSULAR & Öriental STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY'S Steam-ship" SINGAPORE," in GRAINGER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- Specie, and Cargo, for the above Places, ave this on SATURDAY, the 15th November,

M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and CELS until 2 r.M. on the 14th.

Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation any's Office Hongkong.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

Written Declaration of the Contents and Value Packages for the Overland Route is required the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered the Shipper to the Company's Agents with the of Lading or with Parcels; and the Company do ild themselves responsible for any Detention or

lice which may happen from incorrectness in

a declaration.

ROBT. S. WALKER,

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental

Navigation Company's Office,

gkong, 3d November, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE Singapore,

E next. GENERAL MAILS, per Steamer " will close on FRIDAY, the A instant, at 6 o'clock P.M. The usual SUP- VENTARY MAIL will be made up the following ing-LETTERS received from 9 to 10 o'clock for a late Fee of 6d. ; and from 10 o'clock a.m. 1 o'clock P.M. for a late Fee of is. Letters posted between the hours of 10 and I

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master,

Hongkong, 3d November, 1856.

DON Estate of LEE KIP TYE, of Victoria, Hong-

kong, Merchant, deceased,

1

LL Persons having Claims against, or being indebted to, the above Estate, are requested to rd particulars of the same to the undersigned

G. COOPER TURNER,

with

Solicitor for the Administrator,

LEE KIP BEE.

Pated 5th November, 1856,

咸豐六年十月初

|

N

In re TAY BIEN TIAT, deccased. GOOLAM HUSSEN,

"

BALLIRAM,

"

""

OTICE is hereby given to the NEXT OF KIN and all other Persons to produce any WILLS or CODICILS of the above Partics that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on SATURDAY, the 15th day of November, 1856; or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; failing which, Ad- ministration will be granted to the Registrar of

the said Court.

By the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar.

NOTICE OF AN ERROR IN BEARINGS IN THE PRINCE OF WALES CHANNEL, TORRES STRAITS.

HER MAJESTY'S NAVAL YARD, HONGKONG, 7th November, 1856. THE following notice of an Error in Bearings in THE

the Prince of Wales Channel, Torres Straits, communicated by Lieut. W. CHIMMO is published for general information.

By order of His Excellency SIR MICHAEL SEY MOUR, K.C.B., Rear-Admiral and Commander- in-Chief.

EDWIN HOLMES, Acting Naval Storekeeper.

"Torch" STEAMER, 17th July, 1856. Noon the 17th July, brisk wind from S.E.-water smooth, with a 2 to 5 knot current setting to the westward, the “ Torch " passed through the Prince of Wales Channel in safety, leaving the remains of the wreck of the Phoenix steamer on the Eastern Edge of the "Ilipi Rocks."

What accident happened, or by what cause came she there? naturally suggested itself to me, and I examined the Charts and Directions. With the former as a guide, no vessel could get on shore; but by using the Bearings of the latter, a vessel could scarcely avoid it.

THE

NOTICE.

7

MIE Interest and Responsibility of the Estate of the late Mr CHARLES WOOLLETT BOWRA in our Firm, ceased on the 31st ultimo.

BOWRA & Co.

Hongkong, 7th November, 1856.

NOTICE.

order of the Consular Department of the tified, that the Office of DANISH CONSUL at Canton BY Foreign Office at Copenhagen, it is hereby no-

having become vacant, applications from Kesident Merchants of that place who may desire to fill the said Office, will be received by the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, at Copenhagen, until the 1st February, 1857.

FRED. H. BLOCK, H. D. M. Consul.

Danish Consulate, Hongkong, 1st October, 1856.

NOTICE.

AN of the

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per-

Real

CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the

undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY. Conton, 7th August, 1856.

·

NOTICE.

THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore

this

Port, between the undersigned, under Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day The outstand- by lapse of time and mutual consent. strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner;

and a

conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA PORE under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, JR., G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

The Directions for Torres Straits, inner and outer routes, by Captains King and Blackwood, page 14, paragraph 5, state for our guidance, that when the summit of Goode Island bears S.W. by W., stee W. by S.; southerly for Booby Island, by which W

| you will avoid Larpent Bank; and when you have

passed it, you are clear of the Straits.

By reference to the Charts, it will be seen that if a

NOTICE.

HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS & Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign- ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust

EX vessel attempted to steer W. by S. while Goode for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned:

師單各如李李

Island bore S. Westerly, nothing could prevent her

going on the Reefs; for S.W. by W., should be S. Easterly-(an error of nine points.)

(Signed) WILLIAM CHIMMO,

Lieut. R. N.

處到人有傑傑 THE HYDROGRAPHER TO THR ADMIRALTY. 以谷債李泰 便巴目傑承身

NOTICE.

LL Parties having claims against the Estate of

We hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm.

RUSSELL & Co. JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1856.

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail.”

*

A ****Parties indebted to the Estate are requested to pay the same to the undersigned, on or before 31st 明拿卽欠家其 January, 1857.

W. A. BOWRA, Į W. H. ROPER, ƒ

the late CHARLES WOOLLETT BOWRA A TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with

are requested to send them in for liquidation; and

狀送到業弟

Hongkong, 7th November, 1856.

Executors.

all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the Picul

and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.—

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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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Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 15TH NOVEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 72.

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. 120.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In consequence of unauthorized Burials in the Protestant Cemetery at Wong-nei-chung, it has become necessary to notify, that in future, before any interment can be permitted there, information must be given to Mr JOSEPH SCOTT, the Sexton.

By Orders

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade in China, &c., &c., publishes, for general information, Copy of a Circular issued to the British Community at Canton by Her Majesty's Consul, in reference to the existing state of our relations with the Chinese.

Copy

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1856.

CIRCULAR.

W. WOODGATE.

BRITISH CONSULate, Cantov, 14th November, 1856. Her Britannic Majesty's Consul has received the instructions of His Excellency Rear-Admiral Sir MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B.,

* Naval Commander-in-Chief, &c., &c., to issue the following notice to the British Community,

His Excellency feels it unnecessary to recapitulate to the British Community the origin and progress of what has been done at Can- ton during the last few weeks by Her Majesty's Naval Forces under his command. Their loss has, happily; been trifling, and their opera- tions, now including the capture of the Bogue Forts, eminently successful,

1

His Excellency regrets to find that neither the extreme measures to which the Imperial Commissioner's defiance of Treaty obliga- tions has compelled him to resort, nor the plain proof given that the city and its inhabitants are at the mercy of Her Majesty's Ships-of- war, have as yet induced the Imperial Commissioner to make the concession demanded by His Excellency, as a guarantee against future misunderstandings of a similar nature to the present. The concession is not regarded as unreasonable by Chinese, who, His Excellency understands, adequately represent the feeling of the respectable inhabitants of Canton, nor is any tangible obstacle to it alleged by these, except the impracticability of the Commissioner himself, who has laboured to associate the people with him, by representing the English as in league with rebels and outlaws, and has pushed his hostility to the ferocious length of proclaiming rewards for the lives of English, subjects without distinction.

His Excellency is determined that his demand shall be conceded. But the Community must be well aware that any course Ilis Excellency may now contemplate would be compromised by publicity. His Excellency, therefore, confines himself to stating, that he sees no immediate prospect of a restoration of quiet. The security of the Foreign position will be as well cared for as heretofore: the pature and object of any measures now to be resorted to, His Excellency deems it advisable to keep to himself.

(Signed)

HARRY S. PARKES, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul Officiating at Canton.

TO THE BRITISH COMMUNITY, Canton.

True Copy,

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER.

+

2

The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 72.-NOVEMBER 15, 1850.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. | In the Estute of LEE KIP TYE, of Victoria, Hong-

IT

In Equity,

STEPHENSON v. Murrow.

T IS HEREBY NOTIFIED,—that all Monies now or henceforth to become payable to the tate firm of Murrow, Stephenson and Company, be paid to JOSEPH FROST EDGER, Esq., (or his Deputy,) he having been lawfully appointed Receiver in the said suit by virtue of an Order of this Honora-

ble Court; the receipts of the said JosKPH FROST

EDGER being alone good discharges for such monies.

Dated the 13th day of November, 1856.

GASKELL & BROWN,

Complainants' Solicitors.

NOTICE.

Yorder of the Consular Department of the

B' Foreign Office at Copenhagen, it is hereby no-

tified, that the Office of Danish Consul at Canton having become vacant, applications from Resident Merchants of that place who may desire to fill the

said Office, will be received by the MINISTRY OF

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, at Copenhagen, until the 1st February, 1857.

FRED. H. BLOCK,

II. D. M. Consul

Danish Consulate, Hongkong,

1st October, 1856.

NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per-

Asonal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

Canton, 7th August, 1856.

kong, Merchant, deceased.

LL Persons having Claims against, or being

Aindebted to, the above Estate, are requested to

forward particulars of the same to the undersigned

G. COOPER TURNER,

forthwith.

Solicitor for the Administrator,

LEE KIP Bez.

Dated 5th November, 1856.

咸豐六年十月初八日 承辦人谷巴丹拿狀師啟

狀初

師單各如李李 處到人有傑傑 以往債李被泰 便巴目傑承身 查丹祈泰辦故

THE

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of the Estate of the late Mr CHARLES WOOLLETT BOWRA in our Firm, ceased on the 31s: ultimo.

BOWRA & Co.

Hongkong, 7th November, 1856.

NOTICE.

HE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this

THE

Port, between the undersigned, under the Stylo

of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day The outstand- by lapse of time and untual consent.

ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- PORK under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS,

H. ANTHON, JR.,

G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

W

NOTICE.

HEREAS the Firm of NYE BROTHERS

& Co. of Canton, China, did, on the 11th

day of March, 1856, at the Office of the UNITED

**STATES CONSULATE in Canton, execute an Assign-

ment of all their Property, real and personal, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, to the undersigned:

⇓⇓⭑**We hereby give notice to all concerned to make

NOTICE.

the late CHARLES WOOLLETT BOWRA, LL Parties having claims against the Estate of

are requested to send them in for liquidation; and Parties indebted to the Estate are requested to pay the same to the undersigned, on or before 31st January, 1857.

W. A. BOWRA, Executors. W. H. ROPER,

1856.

Hongkong, 7th November,

payment to us of all sums due to, and to present to us any claims against, the said Firm,

RUSSELL & Co.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1856.

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Hongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 22D NOVEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 73.

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. 121.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that His Excellency The Governor has been pleased to appoint DANIEL RICHARD CALDWELL, Esquire, Registrar General and Protector of Chinese Inhabitants in this Colony. Mr Caldwell will also perform the duties of General Interpreter to this Government. This appointment will have effect pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government,

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1856.

No. 122.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that Messrs POWER and DUDDELL are appointed by His Excellency The Governor with the Advice of the Executive Council, Assessors of Police Rate in this Colony for the Year 1857.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th November, 1856.

No. 123%

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Proclamation, issued in Chinese on the afternoon of yesterday, is here published for general Xnformation.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d November, 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

PROCLAMATION.

ᏚᎢ .

CAINE.

By the Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel WILLIAM CAINE, Lieutenant-Governor, Administering the Government of Hongkong. In order that lawless meetings may be suppressed, and confidence restored to the well-disposed Chinese Inhabitants of the Colony,—

It is hereby notified to the Residents of this Colony, that Her Majesty's Government having reason to believe that the large influx of cious characters from the Chinese main which has taken place during the last few weeks, and the seditious and treasonable demon- rations of this date in the streets of this City, have been occasioned by the direct agency of secret emissaries from the persons carrying lawless war against Her Majesty's Forces in the neighboring Province of Kwang-tung, it is the determination of Her Majesty's erament within this Colony to take instant measures for putting in force the provisions of the Registration Ordinance No. 7 of 1846; 4 soon as the said Ordinance shall be brought into full operation, all unregistered Chinese will be required to depart from the Colony.

THE

Hongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 22D NOVEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 73.

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. 121.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that His Excellency The Governor has been pleased to appoint DANIEL RICHARD CALDWELL, Esquire, Registrar General and Protector of Chinese Inhabitants in this Colony. Mr Caldwell will also perform the duties of General Interpreter to this Government. This appointment will have effect pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government,

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1856.

No. 122.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that Messrs POWER and DUDDELL are appointed by His Excellency The Governor with the Advice of the Executive Council, Assessors of Police Rate in this Colony for the Year 1857.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th November, 1856.

No. 123%

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Proclamation, issued in Chinese on the afternoon of yesterday, is here published for general Xnformation.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d November, 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

PROCLAMATION.

ᏚᎢ .

CAINE.

By the Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel WILLIAM CAINE, Lieutenant-Governor, Administering the Government of Hongkong. In order that lawless meetings may be suppressed, and confidence restored to the well-disposed Chinese Inhabitants of the Colony,—

It is hereby notified to the Residents of this Colony, that Her Majesty's Government having reason to believe that the large influx of cious characters from the Chinese main which has taken place during the last few weeks, and the seditious and treasonable demon- rations of this date in the streets of this City, have been occasioned by the direct agency of secret emissaries from the persons carrying lawless war against Her Majesty's Forces in the neighboring Province of Kwang-tung, it is the determination of Her Majesty's erament within this Colony to take instant measures for putting in force the provisions of the Registration Ordinance No. 7 of 1846; 4 soon as the said Ordinance shall be brought into full operation, all unregistered Chinese will be required to depart from the Colony.

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Whilst the Colonial Authorities are always ready on proper occasions to hear the complaints of Her Majesty's Chinese Subjects, and, if well founded, to redress them, it is nevertheless further notified, that no complaints whatever will be attended to, so long as they are urged in an improper manner.

The Lieutenant-Governor will willingly receive and give every attention to any representation of grievances that may be laid

before him.

Her Majesty's Government, therefore, require Her Majesty's said Subjects to abstain from all part in the aforesaid demonstrations, to return to their several duties, and to re-open their shops.

Tumultuous movements taking place after publication of this Proclamation will be immediately suppressed by the Military Authorities.

By Order,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 21st Day of November, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. OTICE is hereby given, that Mr F. BLACK-

N IIEAD, of the Store-ship "Hornet,” is au-

thorized to perform the Duties of PACKET AGENT at Whampoa, until further notice.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st November, 1856.

NOTICE.

[IIE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on SATURDAY, the 29th day of November instant, at 12 o'clock Noon. By order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar.

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In the Estate of ALEXANDER RYRIE,

Master Mariner, deccased,

LL Persons having claims against or being in-

debted to the above Estate, are requested to❘ forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forthwith.

Dated 17th November, 1856.

P. RYRIE, Administrator.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. In the matter of the INSOLVency of Joseph E. RICHARDSON, late of Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong.

No

OTICE is hereby given,—that the ESTATE and EFFECTS of the above named Insolvent have

been vested in WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar of the said Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates.

By the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Register.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

Chief Justice.

In Equity.

STEPHENSON v. MURROW.

URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court

PURS made in a cause, Stephenson

of Hongkong,

against Murrow, the CREDITORS, or several persons thus the furisdiction of the Court, or within he Empire of China, claiming to be Creditors, of, or to have any Incumbrances upon, the Estate and Effects of YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON, lately carrying on Business in co-partnership together under the Firm and Style of MURROW, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the Tenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, are, by themselves or their Solicitors, on or before the Twenty-second day of February next ensuing, to come in and prove their said Claims before His Honor the CHIEF JUSTICE OF HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded the benefit of the said Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1856.

FREDERICK 8. HUFFUM,

Judge's Clerk.

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG, In Equity.

Chief Justice

PURS

STEPHENSON v. Murrow.

URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, made in a cause, Stephenson against Murrow, the CREDITORS, or several persons within Great Britain, or other the Foreign Creditors, or persons claiming to be Creditors, of, or to have any Incumbrances upon, the Estate and Effects of YORICK Jones Murrow and James StePHENSON' lately carrying on Business in co-partnership together under the Firm and Style of Murrow, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the 10th day of May, A.D.,1854, are, by themselves or their Solicitors, on or before the Thirtieth day of June A.D., 1857, to come in and prove their said Claims before His Honor the CHIEF JUSTICE OF HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded the benefit of the said Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1856.

FREDERICK S. HUFFFUM,

Judge's Clerk

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NOTICE.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

'NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per-

CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

AN of of WETMORE & Co. of

Canton, 7th August, 1856.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. In Equity,

IT

STEPHENSON ♥. MURROW.

T IS HEREBY NOTIFIED,-that all Monies now or henceforth to become payable to the tate firm of MURROW, STEPHENSON AND COmpany, be paid to JOSEPH FROST EDGER, Esq., (or his Deputy,) he having been lawfully appointed Receiver in the said suit by virtue of an Order of this Honora- ble Court; the receipts of the said JOSEPH FROST EDGER being alone good discharges for such monies.

Dated the 13th day of November, 1856.

GASKELL & BROWN, Complainants' Solicitors,

kong, Merchant, deceased.

LL Parties having claims against the Estate of

the late CHARLES WOOLLETT BOWRA, In the Estate of LEE KIP TYE, of Victoria, Hong are requested to send them in for liquidation; and Parties indebted to the Estate are requested to pay the same to the undersigned, on or before 31st January, 1857,

W. H. ROPER, Hongkong, 7th November, 1856.

THE B

NOTICE.

Executors.

THE Interest and Responsibility of the Estate of the late Mr CHARLES WOOLLETT BOWRA in our Firm, ceased on the 31st ultimo.

BOWRA & Co.

Hongkong, 7th November, 1856.

NOTICE.

THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this Port, between the undersigned, under the Style

of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day by lapse of time and untual consent.

The outstand-

ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION Business will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SInga- PORK under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, JR., G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail.”

LL Persons having Claims against, or being

A indebted to, the above Estate, are requested to

forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forthwith.

G. COOPER TURNER,

Solicitor for the Administrator

LEE KIP Bgz.

Dated 5th November, 1856,

咸豐六年十月初 承辦人谷巴丹拿狀師

師單各如李李 處到人有傑傑 以谷債李被泰 便巴目傑承身 查丹新泰辦故 明拿卽欠家其

狀送到業弟

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Whilst the Colonial Authorities are always ready on proper occasions to hear the complaints of Her Majesty's Chinese Subjects, and, if well founded, to redress them, it is nevertheless further notified, that no complaints whatever will be attended to, so long as they are urged in an improper manner.

The Lieutenant-Governor will willingly receive and give every attention to any representation of grievances that may be laid

before him.

Her Majesty's Government, therefore, require Her Majesty's said Subjects to abstain from all part in the aforesaid demonstrations, to return to their several duties, and to re-open their shops.

Tumultuous movements taking place after publication of this Proclamation will be immediately suppressed by the Military Authorities.

By Order,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 21st Day of November, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. OTICE is hereby given, that Mr F. BLACK-

N IIEAD, of the Store-ship "Hornet,” is au-

thorized to perform the Duties of PACKET AGENT at Whampoa, until further notice.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st November, 1856.

NOTICE.

[IIE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on SATURDAY, the 29th day of November instant, at 12 o'clock Noon. By order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar.

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In the Estate of ALEXANDER RYRIE,

Master Mariner, deccased,

LL Persons having claims against or being in-

debted to the above Estate, are requested to❘ forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forthwith.

Dated 17th November, 1856.

P. RYRIE, Administrator.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. In the matter of the INSOLVency of Joseph E. RICHARDSON, late of Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong.

No

OTICE is hereby given,—that the ESTATE and EFFECTS of the above named Insolvent have

been vested in WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar of the said Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates.

By the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Register.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

Chief Justice.

In Equity.

STEPHENSON v. MURROW.

URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court

PURS made in a cause, Stephenson

of Hongkong,

against Murrow, the CREDITORS, or several persons thus the furisdiction of the Court, or within he Empire of China, claiming to be Creditors, of, or to have any Incumbrances upon, the Estate and Effects of YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON, lately carrying on Business in co-partnership together under the Firm and Style of MURROW, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the Tenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, are, by themselves or their Solicitors, on or before the Twenty-second day of February next ensuing, to come in and prove their said Claims before His Honor the CHIEF JUSTICE OF HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded the benefit of the said Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1856.

FREDERICK 8. HUFFUM,

Judge's Clerk.

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG, In Equity.

Chief Justice

PURS

STEPHENSON v. Murrow.

URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, made in a cause, Stephenson against Murrow, the CREDITORS, or several persons within Great Britain, or other the Foreign Creditors, or persons claiming to be Creditors, of, or to have any Incumbrances upon, the Estate and Effects of YORICK Jones Murrow and James StePHENSON' lately carrying on Business in co-partnership together under the Firm and Style of Murrow, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the 10th day of May, A.D.,1854, are, by themselves or their Solicitors, on or before the Thirtieth day of June A.D., 1857, to come in and prove their said Claims before His Honor the CHIEF JUSTICE OF HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded the benefit of the said Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1856.

FREDERICK S. HUFFFUM,

Judge's Clerk

A'

NOTICE.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

'NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per-

CANTON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

AN of of WETMORE & Co. of

Canton, 7th August, 1856.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. In Equity,

IT

STEPHENSON ♥. MURROW.

T IS HEREBY NOTIFIED,-that all Monies now or henceforth to become payable to the tate firm of MURROW, STEPHENSON AND COmpany, be paid to JOSEPH FROST EDGER, Esq., (or his Deputy,) he having been lawfully appointed Receiver in the said suit by virtue of an Order of this Honora- ble Court; the receipts of the said JOSEPH FROST EDGER being alone good discharges for such monies.

Dated the 13th day of November, 1856.

GASKELL & BROWN, Complainants' Solicitors,

kong, Merchant, deceased.

LL Parties having claims against the Estate of

the late CHARLES WOOLLETT BOWRA, In the Estate of LEE KIP TYE, of Victoria, Hong are requested to send them in for liquidation; and Parties indebted to the Estate are requested to pay the same to the undersigned, on or before 31st January, 1857,

W. H. ROPER, Hongkong, 7th November, 1856.

THE B

NOTICE.

Executors.

THE Interest and Responsibility of the Estate of the late Mr CHARLES WOOLLETT BOWRA in our Firm, ceased on the 31st ultimo.

BOWRA & Co.

Hongkong, 7th November, 1856.

NOTICE.

THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this Port, between the undersigned, under the Style

of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day by lapse of time and untual consent.

The outstand-

ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION Business will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SInga- PORK under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, JR., G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail.”

LL Persons having Claims against, or being

A indebted to, the above Estate, are requested to

forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forthwith.

G. COOPER TURNER,

Solicitor for the Administrator

LEE KIP Bgz.

Dated 5th November, 1856,

咸豐六年十月初 承辦人谷巴丹拿狀師

師單各如李李 處到人有傑傑 以谷債李被泰 便巴目傑承身 查丹新泰辦故 明拿卽欠家其

狀送到業弟

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.—

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-ria

Cents.

A TABLE, showing the Coughs by the pics, Dollar; each Additional Line. Twenty Center One

all as Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

kalf of these charges for sach Repetition.

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Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, FRIDAY, 28TH NOVEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 73*.

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.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, H. B. M. Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., hereby publishes for general in- formation, such Correspondence as will exhibit the true character of the proceedings at Canton, and which have necessitated the operations in which Her Majesty's Naval Forces have been so triumphantly engaged.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong, 26th November, 1856.

W. WOODGATE.

Correspondence between SIR JOHN Bowring, H. B. M. Plenipotentiary, and YEH, Imperial Commissioner.

TRANSLATION FROM THE CHINESE. Naifection by MR PARKES, H.B.M. Consul at Canton, issued by order: for the removal of inceptions, by declaration of the truth, to the end that confidence may be restored to the public mind.

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In every discussion there is a position which is the correct one; nor can a just conclusion upon the merits of any question be arrived at, until the armaments on both sides shall have been heard.

The Governor. General, Ych, has been at great ever since the approach of the British forces, *vier command of the Admiral, H. E. Sir M. tur, to inflame the public mind by the cir- estion of unfounded statements on the subject; and it is to counteract the evil effect but too pro- to be apprehended from these, that H.B.M. potentiary has instructed the Consul to issue Nification of the plain truth to the gentry and

of the city and suburbs of Canton. At Hongkong, being a British Colony, it is com- ent for the owner of any vessel of any country, en he shall have obtained the requisite security, ake application, through the proper official ael, to the supreme authority for a Colonial ter. Under this the vessel hoists a British , and the register once issued, she is re- pared in all respects as a British vessel, while on board her become alike responsible to tish control, and entitled to British protection. She conditions of this colonial registration were unicated some months ago to the Governor Bemeral by the Minister Plenipotentiary, who is Governor of the Colony, and a translation of Clonial Ordinance was enclosed to him in Excellency's despatch.

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men who were on board, and carried them into the city)

The Consul, of course, as soon as he became aware of this (violation of his jurisdiction) report- ed it to his superior, H. M. Plenipotentiary. He at the same time made his complaint to H. E. Yeh, as Imperial Commissioner, accompanying his statement of the facts by a request that H. E. would cause the seamen who had been carried off from the vessel to be restored to her publicly; in order that due atonement might be made for the affront that had been offered to his authority as Consul. He added, that if it were still desirable to examine the parties, he was prepared to con- duct an enquiry with any officer of his own rank, who might be deputed for the purpose,

The Governor General replied, that the Lorcha was not a foreign vessel He sent back some of the men, but nine of the twelve that had been taken; but these the Consul did not think it right to receive; and, under the instruction of the Plenipotentiary, he now demanded, besides res- toration of the whole number, a letter of apology for their seizure, and assurance that nothing of the kind should occur again,-to be given within forty-eight hours) The Plenipotentiary himself wrote to the Commissioner, on the 12th October, to the same effect, adding that, unless the required satisfaction were accorded within the period assigned, it would be left to the Naval Comman- der-in-Chief to exact it. This letter reached Canton on the 15th October, but was left without answer for eight days. H. E. Yeh then sent a reply, in which he repeated what he had already said to the Consul. To the requisition made by the latter, he paid no more attention than before. H. E. the Admiral, unwilling to resort to force without due deliberation, waited from one day to another, until the 21st October, when the Consul, under farther instructions from the Plenipoten- tiary, addressed a last letter to the Imperial Commissioner. He was now told, that unless he conceded what had been asked for by six o'clock in the evening of the following day, the naval forces would act. At noon of the following day, an officer of low rank was sent with the twelve seamen to the Consulate, with a message from His Excellency Yeh, that two of them were criminals, and must be sent back to him imme-

Beanwhile, the Lorcha Arrow, a vessel duly topistered as above, having come up to Canton in Af carer part of October, information, it appears, given to the authorities by a person who had robbed by pirates at sea, that one of the de- ts was serving as a sailor on board the Now, by the Treaty between England China, all authority over British vessels at the Five Ports is vested in the Consuls. per course, therefore, if any question had raised against the Lorcha, as she was flying colours in the port of Canton,-being one of five-would have been, to call on the British

l to enquire into the case and take the ne-diately.

ry steps. Without any reference, however, The Consul, in reply, put in the hands of the 1 Consul, a party of the local marine boarded officer sent, two extracts from his letters before tel, tore down her ensign, (seized twelve referred to, reciting the substance of his requisi-

tion, and the form in which it was to be complied with namely, that the men, publicly removed from the vessel, should be as publicly restored to her, and that a letter of apology should be written. At eight in the evening came another despatch from H. Eeh, requesting the Consul to inform him why his despatch of the morning had not been acknowledged.

It being thus apparent that farther protrac- tion of the correspondence would be of no advan- tage to the settlement of the question at issue, there remained no alternative but to place the matter in the hands of the Admiral. His Excel- lency, unwilling to inflict unnecessary injury upon the inhabitants, confined himself in the first instance to the capture of some of the forts along the river; this done, he directed the Con- sul to warn the Governor General, that if he per- sisted in refusing to listen to us, more serious proceedings would be rendered inevitable. The Governor General proposing nothing, the Ad- miral proceeded to possess himself of the re- maining forts along the Canton River. He then breached the City wall, and blew up the Tsing Hai Gate.

Now, His Excellency has been brought to this point by no intention of his own; he has been simply driven onward by the determined obsti- nacy, and extreme discourtesy, of the Governor General. The original claim advanced was, com- paratively speaking, of no great magnitude. Less could not have been demanded than the formal rendition of a crew unauthorizedly seized without reference to the Consul. To the high official of a nation, with whom the rule and practice of what is due from man to man are so important a consideration, what could have been so easy as to acknowledge an error committed, and to give assurance that none such should be repeated ?

How widely different a course was pursued! (For several years past, the high authorities at Canton have entrenched themselves in inacces- sibility to foreign officials, pleading always that the people are opposed to the admission of foreigners within the walls. It has hence resulted that discussions, which might have been disposed of in a single interview, have endured through months of correspondence, and this, too, without any satisfactory result. The present case coun- mences with an (insult to our flag) that is to say, an affront is put upon our diguity as a State this is followed by the unauthorized seizure of sailors subject to British control and protection;

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we complaia, and our assertions are contradicted ; no attention is paid to our application made, once and again, for reasonable redress; we are con- strained to threaten force, and our menaces are similarly disregarded; and last, after repeated delays, we make some demonstration of our power, and the Governor General, Yeh, forget- ting that our act is the consequence of his own obstinacy and discourtesy, proclaims to the peo- ple that we are in league with the rebels, and sots a price on our heads.

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allow them to terminate. Why add another diffi- culty to the existing one, and so cause an inter- ruption of the friendly understanding between our countries?

regarding the Treaty right. Petitioners will do weil at once to move His Excellency, with all speed, to abandon this false and dangerous posi- tion. If they neglect to make this appeal to him, To conclude: it is not well to trust one's own they will share not only the calamitous conse- might too far, neither is it right to let a feud quences of his stubbornness, but, at the same so confirm itself, that it cannot be ended. There time, the serious responsibility of not averting His Excellency has tested is one point of which you lose sight: you do not these in due season. remember that our authorities are subject to the power with which he has to deal; he must promotion, translation, and similar changes of have seen with what certainty that which is office, which may remove them from Kwang-threatened is accomplished. Let Petitioners re- Would barbarism and ignorance have gone Tung. In the twinkling of an eye its whole flect, that more sudden and terrible things are yet the length of such a declaration! Will the peo-establishment may be changed; but the native in its hand to do, and let them carnestly press ple of China, knowing and practising the duty of trader has been here, generation after genera- their chief authority to yield while it is yet time. iman to man, believe the fact when it is told | tion, from father to son, from grandsire to grand- son, for hundreds and thousands of years, with- You do not reflect To conclude: this quarrel is not with the people; out interruption of the line. our proceedings have not originated in anything upon the distant future,-that to inflict injury done by the people. (They have been caused by on the Canton people is to make enemies of the obstinacy and discourtesy of the chief autho-thousands and millions of men,-that the longer rity, and for any calamity that may result from the feud endures, the deeper rooted it will be,- them, the chief authority is singly responsible that the more protracted the struggle, the more There is but one means of escape from it, and impetuous will be the zeal for it. It is in your this is in the hand of the chief authority, who, power to go the extreme length of injury that can if he lose no time in meeting our high authori- be inflicted. To resolve on this is truculently to ties, will be enabled, by arranging matters on a contemplate the extermination of every living satisfactory footing with them, to put an end to being in Canton-is to contemplate the total abandonment of its trade. What in that case the existing peril, and to prevent the recurrence of like misfortune in the time to come.

them?

Think how completely at our mercy are the lives and property of the entire population of the City; and with what facility, in one moment of time, we could effect their utter destruction-a terrible contingency! You are told this in no spirit of boasting; the power of our nation is too well known to require that we should indulge in self-glorification; but simply because we have no wish to see a long continuance of these hostilities, so cruel to the feelings of the people, and so in- jurious to their interests.

November 1st, 1856,

Address of the INHABITANTS OF THE WHOLE CITY

to his Excellency the Plenipotentiary of Great Britain. (Similar address presented to Ad- miral Sir Michael Seymour,) Every question has its rights, every position its contingencies of advantage and disadvantage. We cannot refrain from stating those incidental to the present one for the benefit of your Excel- lency's nation.

We, the Cantonese, who have been born and brought up in this place, some of us in the public service, some of us in trade, whatever our voca- tion, have each one all our property, our very food and raiment, in this City; and to all of us, hundreds of thousands in number, the City is our base and our foundation.)

Your nation has traded at Canton for more than a century, during which it may be said that, be- tween you and ourselves, the Cantonese, there have been relations of friendship, and not of hostility,

The late affair of the Lorchia was a triffe- it was no case for deep-seated animosity; no great offence that could not be forgotten. Yet you have suddenly taken up arms, and for several days you have been firing shell, until you have burned dwel- lings, and destroyed people, in untold numbers. It cannot be, either, told, how many old people, infants, and females, have left their homes in af- fliction. If your countrymen have not seen this, they have surely heard, have they not, that such is the case? What offence has been committed by the people of Canton that such calamity should befal them?

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would be your gain And if resolved to go this length, how are you to dispose of the French, the Americans, and other foreign nations ?

This is the unanimous declaration, made with sincerity and earnestness, of the Cantonese. submit it in the hope that your Excellency will deign to consider it, and we respectfully present our wishes for your Excellency's peace and pros- perity.

Representation made by the whole Population

of Canton.

Translated by

THOMAS WADE, Chinese Secretary,

Reply of H.B.M. PLENIPOTENTIARY to the foregoing Address, purporting to be from the whole Pos pulation of the City of Canton.

HONGKONG, 10th November, 1856.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Kt., &c., &c., has received an Address purporting to be from the whole population of Canton, deprecating a continuance of the operations of the British naval forces now before that city, and in particular, objecting to the demand made by His Excellency the Naval Commander-in-Chief, for unrestricted intercourse between the Native and Foreign au- thorities.

The operations in which the British navy are engaged, have been rendered necessary by the obstinacy and discourtesy of the Governor Gene- ral Yeh. His executive having insulted the British flag, and seized persons subject to British control and protection, he has withheld the repa- ration required of him. To the present hour, he has neither expressed regret for what was done, nor has he promised that the like shall not be done again. He has consequently compelled the Admiral to proceed from one coercive measure to another, and although every care has been taken by His Excellency the Admiral to spare the lives and property of the people, many doubt- less have suffered much. The responsibility of their suffering must be laid upon the Governor General, and on him alone.

As to the admission of Foreigners into the City, this is a Treaty right, undisputed at the rest of Again, it has come to our knowledge that you the Ports. The Petitioners themselves do not are insisting on official receptions within the city. dispute it, for, say they, "the authorities can This is doubtless with a view to amicable rela- concede it." Were it other than a Treaty right, tions; but, when your only proceeding is to open a no such concession could be made by the autho- fire upon us which destroys the people, supposing rities. But they add that," the authorities having that you were to obtain admission into the City, conceded it, cannot protect those who avail them- --still, the sons, brothers, and kindred of the peo-selves of it against the people." This is to entail ple whom you have burned out and killed, will be

on Foreigners the necessity of teaching the people, ready to lay down their lives to be avenged on

that if interfered with by any one in the exercise your countrymen, nor will the authorities be able of a right conceded by the Government, they can to prevent them. The authorities are able to ac- protect themselves. The interests of commerce cord you admission into the City, but they are not which, according to the petition, are to be so able to assure to such of your countrymen as do seriously prejudiced by the enforcement of this enter a perfect immunity from harm. If, then, claim, must derive their main security from a your countrymen were admitted, could you always faithful observance of Treaty provisions. It is have a large force here for their protection A by the violation of these alone that they are in protecting force cannot remain here any great risk of being jeopardized. These interests are length of time, and if death and wounds were to

indeed most important, but they are not so dear be the condition of your entering it, what boon

to the British nation as its honour, nor is a British would admission into the City be, even were you Minister at liberty to give them precedence where to obtain it?

the national honour is involved.

There is another point :-although shell have been flying against the City for several days, burning buildings and destroying life, no fire has been returned by the troops this is friendly and conceding. It is enough to content you; and as you resorted to hostilities for a small matter, so, now,* for the sake of the peoples' lives, you may suspend them; and considering what has been achieved at the present stage of proceedings, there

Petitioners have been misled on this occasion. To prevent the recurrence of small misunder- standings, which experience shews may grow to serious consequences, His Excellency the Admi- ral, with the, full concurrence of His Excellency the Plenipotentiary, insists that there shall be henceforth unrestricted freedom of intercourse between the Native Authorities within, and the Foreign Representatives without, the City. This simple and reasonable request, the Governor * Now,—that is, having now taken such ample satie-General has mixed up with the past discussions

aciton.

Reply of His Excellency Rear-Admiral Sır M. SEYMOUR, Naval Commander-in-Chief, &o., &o., &c., to the same Address.

5th November, 1856. His Excellency the Naval Commander-in-Chief, has read with some surprise a paper, purporting to be an Address from all the people of Canton, in which it is stated, that serious injury has been inflicted on the inhabitants during the last few days, &c., &c.

There is no part of the City which the guns cannot reach, and with the means at the disposal of the force, its utter destruction is perfectly practicable at any moment, should such a mea- sure appear necessary: let the people be well assured of this. Still, nothing has hitherto been aimed at but the official residences and public buildings: the present misunderstanding being due to no act of the people, but to the obstinacy and discourtesy of the Imperial Commissioner Yeh. This will be seen in the papers herewith forwarded to the Petitioners, who are farther recommended to lose no time in urging His Excellency Yeh to accede to the simple and rea- sonable demands of the Commander-in-Chief. All present danger will thus be averted, and the future will be secured against any similar dis- turbance of the peace.

YEH, Imperial High Commissioner, &o., &c., &c., makes this communication to His Ex- cellency Rear-Admiral SIR MICHAEL SEY- MOUR, Narul Commander-in-Chief, &c., &o., &c.

I have received your letter of yesterday, in which, in acknowledging my communication of the 5th instant, Your Excellency observes, "I have nothing to add to what I have before written, except that to observe with much regret that no satisfactory result is to be anticipated from a pro- tracted correspondence.”

This communication I have well considered, and have now to remark, that the several replies I have made to your communications, have been so exceedingly clear and distinct, that Your Ex- cellency, I conclude, must at an early stage of these proceedings have understood all that I ad- vanced. To resume, however: the rules which should guide us in the transaction of the affairs of our two nations, should be based upon divine prin- ciples. By this course may we carry with us the opinion of our fellow men, and not by resorting to force at the mere inclination of either party.

I should request Your Excellency to again carefully examine all my previous communica- tions, and I avail of the opportunity to wish Your Excellency prosperity, &c., &c.

Hien-fung, 6th Year, 10th moon, 10th day, (7th November, 1856.)

Addressed to His Excellency SIR MICHAEL SEY- MOUR, K.C.B., &c., &c., &c., Naval Comman- der-in-Chief.

True Translation,

(Signed) HARRY S. Parkes, PROCLAMATION issued at Canton, by the Governor General, 5th November, 1856.

YEH, Governor General of the Two Kwang, fc., fo., makes a Proclamation to the whole population of Canton, the military, trades- people, and others. Whereas the English barbarians have com- menced disturbances on a false pretence, their real object being admission into the City-the Governor General, referring to the unanimous expression of objection to this measure on the part of the entire population of Canton in 1849, has flatly refused to concede this, and is de- termined not to grant their request, let them carry their feats and machinations to what length they will.

Lest, however, you should feel ill at ease on other points, His Excellency considers it his duty to issue a notice to you, the military, trades- people and others, to continue to follow your vocations peacefully, not giving way to alarm, nor allowing yourselves to be misled by the fabrica- tions of traitorous Chinese.

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maintenance of the City defences is involved e late security of the people, and the pro- of peace and preservation of order, has as- a very large force, and he is decided in vn mind as to the course he is to pursue. He heard that you as well, the inhabitants of the and suburbs, thousands and tens of thousands bumber, loyal and brave every one, are every ready to give evidence of your patriotic ar- This is most praiseworthy. By uniting, art and hand, you will shew your gratitude to Emperor above, while below you give safety Let one spirit your houses and families.

ate the authorities and the people. This is argest wish of the Governor General.

: every one tremble and obey. A special

in-Fung, 6th year, 10th moon, 8th day,

November, 1856.) Translated by

th November, 1856.

THOMAS WADE, Chinese Secretary.

avoid the future necessity of a course as opposed to our interests as it is offensive to our feelings, that the Admiral has made to you this simple proposition.

I have only to add, that I heartily concur with His Excellency in the necessity and propriety of what he has proposed.--I have, &c.,

(Signed) JOHN BOWRING.

YEH, Imperial Commissioner, Governor-General of the Two Kwang, fo.. Sc., makes communi- cation in reply. :

On the 11th instant, I received Your Ex- cellency's letter of the 10th, with the contents of which I have acquainted myself.

Your Excellency addressed me on the 12th, seizure made of a Chinese criminal on board a and again on the 14th ultimo, respecting the

Lorcha; aud my replies to these letters, of the 21st and 22d respectively, in which the circum- stances of the capture and conviction of the cri- minal were clearly set forth, will, I presume, have received Your Excellency's careful atten-

** Jony Bowring to Yeu, Imperial Commis- | tion.

sioner.

SUPERINTENDENCY OF TRADE,

10th November, 1856. STR-Ilis Excellency the Naval Commander- Sir Michael Seymour, has communicated e copies of his late correspondence with Year Excellency.

In the hope of preventing a recurrence of the at unfortunate state of things at Canton, Excellency has proposed that, as elsewhere, should be free intercourse between the Au- rities within and Foreign Representatives with-

It was shewn on trial of the prisoner, that the Lorcha was built by Soo-Aching, a Chinese; a register was purchased for her of the merchant Block for $1000, and she assumed the British Flag without being entitled to it. She was lying, at the time of the seizure, off the Dutch Folly, and, as has been dearly proved, with no ensign flying; it being, as it appears, an estab- lished law with British vessels to haul down their ensign when they drop anchor, and not to hoist it again until they get under way.

Had it been shewn on the trial that her flag was bona fide that of a British merchant vessel, some other course than the one pursued; but the fact being, that a Chinese had assumed the flag without title, what need was there for Mr Consul Parkes to put himself forward as his advocate ?

it would have been doubtless correct to follow

the city. This proposition Your Excellency nes to entertain; you insist not only in con- ling it with the past discussions of the Treaty :'t of all Foreigners to enter the City, but in taining that the right itself is shown to have a definitively abandoned in a despatch from my predecessor, Mr Bonham, dated 9th Ajal, 1819.

The passage cited is not quoted in full by Your ellency. Referring to the non-fulfilment of drengement entered into in 1849, Mr Bonhamı -- ~~ds,——“ Although entered into by Keying,

denfirmed by your Emperor, it [the engage-sible ::] has not been carried out; the question at

rests where it was; and must remain in race. The discussion of it cannot, at present, farther prosecuted between Your Excellency and myself. I can but repeat my regret at the factory report which this evasion of the Taty will compel me to make to my Goveru-

Your Excellency seeks to construe as declara- er of its cessation for evermore, words simply fying that discussion of our Treaty right was speaded until reports of its repudiation could be A to Her Majesty's Government. Pending Der reference, Mr Bonham called on British leets to abstain from attempting to enter

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That the British Government never abated an of its claim, is shewn by Mr Borsham's letter the 21st August, 1849. This was written r instructions of Lord Palmerston, then pal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, dhe Excellency Seu was requested to trans- 1 Peking. The assumption of Seu himself *i* reply, dated 27th Angust, 1849, that the decussion was no more to be renewed, was at rejected by Mr Bonham; and Your Excel- *ry must be well aware, that ever since my Peturn to this country as Minister Plenipotentiary, 'ject has been foremost amongst those of have had occasion to advise Your Ex- y the British Government looked for a factory adjustment.

leg to refer you particularly to my commu- teas of the 25th April, 10th July, and 27th Vereler, 1854, and of the 11th June, 1855.

tenors of your correspondence with Sir Seymour, obliges me once more to remind s that the Treaty right of British subjects to matted into Canton has never been aban- by the British Government. But this not at the present moment under dis- The Admiral is simply insisting on Lir of access to the local authorities; and * * *l reason. Had the British Consul been obtain such access on the day that the ' flag was torn down and her crew un- rized, the affair might have been settled agle interview; as it was, letter after letter be addressed to Your Excellency; several lowed to remain for days without a reply; to this hour you have neither apologised for Lduct of your executive, nor have you

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and jurisdiction shall be respected. For Excellency's pertinacity in ignoring your s on these points, has rendered ne- ***ry a series of coercive measures ; and it is to

Again, the twelve men seized were all taken back by Heu, Assistant Magistrate of Nanhae, on the 22d ultimo; but Consul Parkes declined to receive either them, or a despatch sent with them from me. The letter under acknowledg ment says, that had the authorities been acces- to the Consul, the affair might have been disposed of in a single interview.

The Assistant Magistrate, Heu, was sent twice with the men to be surrendered: it is through him that [foreign] correspondence with me is always transmitted. Now the Assistant Magistrate is a commissioned officer of the Chinese Empire. Heretofore, any foreign business that has had to be transacted by deputy has been transacted by officers similarly deputed, and the present was a case of all others requiring common conference; but Consul Parkes had made up his mind not to consent to what was proposed.

On a subsequent occasion I sent Tseang, Prefect of Luy-chow-foo, to the Foreign Fac- tories, to consider what steps should be taken,† but the Consul now insisted on something more than [the rendition of the men captured on board the Lorcha. There being in all this no in- accessibility on the part of Chinese officials, what was there to make an immediate adjustment im- practicable?

to this question should be productive of other A letter was received from Mr troubles. Bonham, stating that it could be no more dis cussed, and a notice was issued by him prohibiting Foreigners from entering the City, which was put in the papers. If admission into the City was practicable in 1849, Mr Bonham need neither have written this letter nor issued this notice. Mr Bonham having so written, a representation was made to that effect to His Majesty the Em- peror by myself, theu Governor of the Province, in concert with the late Commissioner Sou. Bouham, as I have understood, addressed ‡Your Excellency's government to the same effect, and thus it was that there was not a native of any nation unaware that there would be no more dis- cussion of this question.

Mr

I have understood, too, that some time after this, in 1850, Mr Bonham despatched an officer to Tien-tsin, with an earnest request that admission into the City might be conceded, and that His Majesty the Emperor did him the honor to signify his pleasure that it should not be conceded. It will be lience apparent that this [exclusion] is the result of a feeling participated in by all rairks, of a common sentiment of the whole City popula tion, and not of any private opinion individually entertained by me.

In a letter from His Excellency Admiral Seymour, received some days ago, he says that the present proposition is in no way connected with those of former years; that his demand is simply for admission of the Foreign Representatives. The proposition made before was objected to by the entire population of Canton; the people affected by the present proposition are the same Canton people; the city is the same Canton city; it is not another and separate Canton city. How

then can it be said that there is no connection whatever between the two propositions?

But more than this, the Canton people are very fierce and violent, differing in temper from the inhabitants of other provinces; admission into the City was refused you in 1849, by the people of Canton, and the people of Canton of the present day, are the people of Canton of the year 1849; and there is this additional difficulty in mooting the question of admitting British subjects into the City now, namely, that the strong feeling against Your Excellency's countrymen having been aggravated by the terrible suffering to which the people have been subjected without a cause, they are even more averse to the concession than they were before.

It were best then to adhere to His Excellency Mr Bonham's policy. With my long experience of Your Excellency's intelligence and justice, I have spared no pains to make my reply both clear and specific. Let Your Excellency give careful attention to it.

I therefore reply, availing myself of the occa sion to wish Your Excellency prosperity and peace.

A special communication, addressed to His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Her Ma- jesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., &c. Hien-Fung 6th year, 10th moon, 15th day, (12th November, 1856.)

Translated by

THOMAS WADE, Chinese Secretary.

'Kuci-kwo, honorable, ie., your government, phrase unobjectionable in itself; but the word trans- lated addressed,' meaning specially to address the Throne, there should by right have been used instead

lents of Her Majesty's person or position.

Yet, on the 23d, 24th, and 25th ultimo, the different forts of the city were occupied or de- stroyed; and, from the 27th ultimo to the 5th instant, a cannonade was kept up, by which num- berless dwelling-houses in the new and old city of Kwei-kwo, some one of the many deferential equiva were consumed, with considerable sacrifice of life. I still forbore, remembering how many years you have been at peace with us; but the people were now gnashing their teeth with rage, at the terrible suffering to which they had been subjected.

Imagine it, that the simple fact being, that a seizure was made by the Chinese Government of Chinese offenders, whom it was a duty to seize, it is pretended that the British ensign was hauled down; and this is followed up by a movement of troops and a cannonade, to the infliction of terrible suffering on the people. I must beg Your Excellency to pass an opinion on such a state of things.

To come to the question of admission into the City. On Your Excellency's arrival here as Minister in 1854, you addressed me on the sub- ject. I replied in plain terms, that the real truth was, that the whole city population was opposed to it, and that there was not, on my part, either fiction of statement or design of obstruction. On the last occasion [that it was discussed], the British Plenipotentiary, Mr Bonham, saw that the trade of every house was (or would be) stopped; the foreign mercantile communities, as well, became alarmed lest the trouble incidental

* Or, fraudulently.

† The words are put so as to lead the reader to sup- pose that the Prefect was to confer with the Consul. He had been sent to confer with the Admiral, as appears from Ych's letter, of the 31st October, to Sir Michael Soymour.

YEH, Imperial Commissioner, Governor General of the Two Kwang, &c., &o., makes communi- cation in reply.

On the 16th inst., I received your Excellency's letter of the 14th, and acquainted myself with its

contents.

In my reply to an earlier letter, I shewed by a detailed and specific statement of the whole case, that the prisoner seized on board the Lorcha, was a Chinese criminal. The letter under ac- knowledgment tells me, "the orcha without doubt, lawfully bore the British flag, under a register granted by me." This attests the truth of what was stated in evidence before the officer sent to conduct the examination in the case of the Lorcha, viz., that having been built by Soo Aching, a Chinese, a register was purchased for her for $1000, and that she fraudulently assumed the flag of your nation. I have always under- stood foreign flags to be each one peculiar to a nation-they are never made so little of as even to be lent; how then could a foreign nation do anything so irregular as to sell its flag to China This appears to Your Excellency a proceeding in accordance with law; all I can say is, that I am not aware that foreign nations have any such law. As I have said before, therefore, had the flag belonged bona fide to a British merchant vessel, it would have been proper to follow somo

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other course than the one pursued; but, the fact being that a Chineso had fraudulently assumed the flag, why should Mr Consul Parkes have put himself forward as his advocate ̈ Simply because he wanted a pretext for making trouble.

was

As to the entry into the City: after a long correspondence upon this question between the late Commissioner Sen and the late Plenipoten- tiary Mr Bonham, the discussion of the mat- ter closed* definitively. The letter now under "Mr Bonham never did acknowledgment says,

authorized so to so close, and never close, it." If he did not so close it, why did Mr Bonham issue a notice at the Factories, which was put in the papers, to the effect that foreigners were not to go into the City? What is this but proof that he had definitively closed it? His despatch at the same time stated, that he had reported it to his Government, and on this I, then Governor of the province; and the late Commissioner, Seu, represented to his Im- perial Majesty that the English had definitively closed their negociations respecting admission into Canton, and had the honor to receive in re- ply the following Decree :-

"The purpose of walling cities is to protect the peo- ple; in the protection of the people lies the security of the State. When the people of Kwang Tung are unani- mously determined against the admission of Foreigners Into the City, can an Imperial injunction be laid on them by proclamation so to do, whether they will or no? It is not in the power of the Government of China

should have equal trouble in getting out of it. It is the Admiral's wanton proceeding that has provoked all this irritation. Let your Excellency once again well consider it!

I therefore reply, availing myself of the occa- sion to wish Your Excellency prosperity, &c.

A necessary communication addressed to Sir

John Bowring, &c., &c. Hien Fung, 6th year, 10th moon, 20th day, (17th November, 1856.)

Translated by

THOMAS WADE, Chinese Secretary.”

H. B. M.'s Consulate, CantON, 18th November, 1856.

SIR, I have received Your Excellency's letter of yesterday.

But

I do not think it necessary to say more than I have already said in reference to the past. my present object is to advise Your Excellency, that I am still willing and desirous of meeting you in your own Yamun, to discuss in the spirit of peace and harmony the means of putting a stop to the miseries which the existing state of affairs has brought upon the people, and the still greater miseries which are impending over them. It is the obligation of all Governments to re- ceive and protect those Ambassadors properly accredited by their Sovereigns; but I wish Your Excellency to understand, that while I claim your attention to all the laws of courtesy, which your nation has the credit of properly appreciat

I am quite in a position, if you cannot control the people, to protect myself in my official visit to Your Excellency, and to punish those who shall dare to interfere with my pur- poses of peace

and friendship.

to cross the wishes of the people out of deference to those of the men from afar; on the other hand, it behoves foreign nations to study the temper of the people; to the end that the capital of their merchants may working, free from risk, &c., &c. Respect this !"

Now,

If you consent to a meeting in the manner I propose, I shall request His Excellency the Naval Commander-in-Chief to suspend hostile opera- tions. I have, &c.,

JOHN BOWRING.

To His Excellency YEH,

Imperial High Commissioner.

dc.,

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YEH, Imperial Commissioner, Governor General of the Two Kwang, &c., &c., makes a communi- cation in reply.

I am in receipt of Your Excellency's communi- cation of the 18th instant, and have acquainted myself with its contents.

I must now leave to His Excellency the Naval Commander-in-Chief the measures which a pain- ful necessity may compel him to take, and to Your Excellency all the responsibility which belongs to those who disregard Treaties, and visit upon & people the unhappy consequences of their own obstinacy.

I shall not fail to advise the Court of Peking of the needless miseries Your Excellency has brought upon the City and neighbourhood, all of which might easily have been averted.—I have, &c.

JOHN BOWRING.

To His Excellency YER,

Imperial High Commissioner,

&c., £0., dc.

YEH, Imperial Commissioner, Governor General of the Two Kwang, &c., &c., makes communi- cation injreply.

I am in receipt of Your Excellency's communi- cation of the 20th instant, in which you state that "my repudiation of your words of peace and friendship has caused you much disappointment and distress."

In a late reply I communicated to you a copy, respectfully made, of an Imperial Decree, in which His Majesty the Emperor, on the representation of myself, the then Governor, and Seu, the late Commissioner, that negotiations [respecting the City question] had been closed by the late Pleni- potentiary, Mr Bonham,—had signified his plea sure that the request made was not to be sanction. ed. The mercantile communities, native and foreign, [I argued,] were well satisfied, and the trade between them ever since, a period of some years, had, in consequence, daily advanced in prosperity: and this was a true policy of safety. "words of peace and These words of mine] were friendship."

As I have in several replies explained, minutely and detailedly, His Majesty the Emperor refused his sanction [to the demand made,] because he knew the temper of the Canton people so thorough- ly as to be aware of their aversion to it; the late Plenipotentiary, Mr Bonham, represented this to his government, and the British government, also knowing the temper of the Canton people, and their aversion [to the proposed measure,] there- fore closed negotiations respecting it.

It is Your Excellency who "repudiates,"* not I who am " obstinate.”

It seems plain, in my humble opinion, that the reason why his Imperial Majesty refused [what was asked,] was, that he had, on his part, so studied the temper of the Kwang Tung people, as to appreciate their aversion to it; and Your Excellency, to judge from your letter, where it speaks of "the opposition of the gentry, and the turbulent violence of the people of Canton," it would seem had also sufficiently studied the tem- The people per of the Kwang Tung people. are looked on by the State as its foundation. When the ruler loves his people, there is some Thus, as prospect of their obeying their ruler. a general rule, has it ever been. To run counter to the feelings of man, is to disregard what nature teaches is right before heaven. This has never been the policy of China; and I assume that Your Excellency's Government no less recognises as paramount the obligation of conforming to what

So far as an interview within the City is con-

In 1850, Mr Bonham sent an officer to Tien- is right before heaven, and due by man. ever since the arrival of Admiral Seymour, he cerned, I communicated to you in my last reply a has been attacking and demolishing houses both copy, respectfully made, of His Majesty the Em-tsin, with a request that he might be admitted peror's Decree. Having had the honor to receive | into the City, and His Majesty the Emperor in city and suburbs. He has also demolished a

this intimation of the Imperial Pleasure (that signified his Pleasure that it should not be sane- tioned; again, in 1854, when your Excellency number of forts. These forts, again, were con-

that which was proposed] was not to be sanc- structed at the expense of the gentry and the tioned, dare 1, even were there no other objection, came forward earnestly repeating that request, people of Kwang Tung, to protect them against act, contrary to the Will of His Sacred Majest? His Majesty again signified his Pleasure that it pirates. Will they, when they find them oue

Mr Bonham's reason for issuing a notice pro- should not be sanctioned; and the fact that the day attacked and destroyed – will they be disposed to desist from hostilities; and yet, when, in addi-hibiting Foreigners from entering into the City, request made on these two occasions was on both tion to all this, the trade of every mercantile was, that he rightly understood what policy con- refused, proves that it is not the case that I, indi- sisted with safety. The native and foreign mer-vidually, am "repudiating." The city in question house has been stopped by these operations, begun cantile community have in consequence traded is the Provincial City of Kwang Tung; the people are the people of Kwang Tung; nor can any without a cause, Your Excellency still says, in

together without a misunderstanding for many speaking of the city question, "I cannot for a

years. Now, the causeless operations of Admiral parallel be drawn between them and those of

other provinces. moment admit, &c.”

Seymour, by the damage they have inflicted on the people, have excited on the part of the inha- bitants of the whole city a feeling of animosity, which is daily increasing. You say in your letter that you are quite able to provide for your own safety; it is, I think, but too probable that so far from having your safety in your own hands, you are incurring mortal danger. Would Your Ex-

In short, when things are done otherwise than nity of "every nation" come in the hope of find-cellency but follow the course of the late Pleni- is consistent with what is due by man, an offence ing a flourishing trade. Is it then reasonable, I would ask, to expect that "every nation" will be potentiary, Mr Bonham, you would in so doing be is committed against what is right before heaven. following the policy of safety. Your Excellency, Your Excellency, by command+ of your govern- satisfied at this stoppage of their trade?

during your service [here] as Consul, must havement, has come to Canton (or Kwang Tung,) to As to your proposal in the same letter, that we

seen with your own eyes the real condition of exercise general supervision over all things per "should meet as becomes, &c." An interview

things.

taining to trade. The chief authority being thus might of course have been practicable in the first

in your grasp, why have you allowed Admiral instance, but do the proceedings of Admiral Sey-

Seymour to carry hostilities to this length ! mour, who has commenced hostilities without

As to another passage in the letter under ac- knowledgment," were it to be admitted that the unruly spirits of a nation,+ might be per- mitted to disregard the supreme authority, &c." As the merchants of Your Excellency's nation have come to Canton in the hope of finding

a flourishing trade, so has the mercantile commu-

cause, shew any acquaintance with what "be- comes?" He has come to Canton, and at a moment's notice he has destroyed habitations without number, with considerable loss of life; the sufferers are crowding to my Court, com- plaining of their distress, and entreating me to do them justico; and such at this moment is "the opposition of the gentry and the turbulent violence of the people," that not only would Your Excellency have some difficulty in enter- ing the City, but, for the time being, I myself

* The word used in the Chinese version of Sir J. Bow- ring's letter sent, is pa, meaning final cessation, namely, froin insisting on the right. Sir J. Bowring's English is

'never surrendered."

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† A nation; in Chinese, each or every nation, any nation, or different nations. The Commissioner chooses to read it "every nation," for the simple purpose of employing the argument that our acts are calculated to provoke the resentment of “every nation."

4 lít,, " Forms and observances.' **Sir John Bowring's words were, " meeting as bebomes the representatives of great monarchs'."

To conclude, I request Your Excellency once more to ponder well on this, that in the manage- ment of all matters, we must act as reason teaches is right before heaven and due by man, before we can arrive at any satisfactory result.

op-

I accordingly reply, availing myself of the portunity to wish that Your Excellency's pros perity may daily increase.

A necessary communication, addressed to H.B. M. Plenipotentiary, Sir John Bowring, &c., &c.

Hien Fung, 6th year, 10th moon, 22d day, (19th November, 1856.)

Translated by

THOMAS WADE, Chinese Secretary.

SUPERINTENDency of TradDE, Canton Consulate, 20th November, 1856. SIR,—I have received Your Excellency's des- patch dated yesterday.

It has caused me much disappointment and distress: Your Excellency repudiates my words of peace and friendship.

The "unhappy consequences visited on the people," of which your letter speaks, have been brought upon them by the wanton and hasty acts of Admiral Seymour. I have nothing to do with them. How can all the responsibility of them belong to me!

I have myself long since transmitted to Peking an account of all that has happened, and of the present state of things here.

occasion to wish Your Excellency increase of I therefore reply to you, availing myself of the

prosperity.

+

A necessary communication addressed to H. B. M. Plenipotentiary Sir John Bowring, &c., &c. Hien Fung, 6th year," 10th moʊn, 24th day, (21st November, 1856.)

Translated by

THOMAS WADE. Chinese Secretary.

+

* Who will not accept what is tendered to you, viz, the plain truth that admission into Canton has been refused you from first to last, on account of the temper and un- willingness of the people.

f This is not properly phrased: " your government" is kwel kwo, honorable nation, but "command,” Royal

Commission, being, in effect, intended, should be other wise worded and placed.

No. 73.—NOVEMBER 28, 1856.] The Mongkong Government Gazette.

Correspondence between Their Excellencies SIR JOHN BOWRING, and Admiral SIR M. SEYMOUR.

Coromandel, ore the Barrier Forts,

23d October, 1856, 9 a.m.

SIR,-I have the satisfaction to inform Your Ex- cellency, that in furtherance of the decision come to in our conference, on the morning of the 20th instant at which Her Majesty's Consul at Canton was pre- t, I have this day taken possession, of the Four Its known as the Barrier Forts, without casualty our side, but with the loss of 4 or 5 killed on the part of the Chinese, solely arising from their ill- ged resistance to our forces, two of the Forts ving fired upon us with guns in position and small

After rendering the Forts incapable of interfering h our operations in the River, I shall proceed to Canton, where I shall continue such further operations :- circumstances may render necessary.—I have, &c.,

M. SEYMOUR,

His Excellency

Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

SIR JOHN. Powring, LL.D.,

H. M. Plenipotentiary,

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Hongkong.

SUPERINTENDency of Trade, Hongkong,

24th October, 1856.

SIR-I have to acknowledge Your Excellency's despatch of yesterday and to express my high satis- Fiction at the prompt, able, and successful manner in which the naval operations have been carried on in corordance with the arrangements made at our con- ference of the 20th instant.

I cannot doubt that the Imperial Commissioner will now feel the absolute necessity of complying with the Comands which have been made; and I have to add, that if Your Excellency and the Consul should concur with one in opinion that the circumstances are auspi- cies for requiring the fulfilment of Treaty obligations asgards the City of Canton, and for arranging an "cial meeting with the Imperial Commissioner with- in the City Walls, I shall willingly come to Canton r that purpose; and request you will kindly give me the means of conveyance thither.-I have, &c.,

To His Excellency

JOHN BOWRING.

Sir MICHAEL Seymour, K.C.B. Naval Commander-in-Chief,

4c., &c., &c.

Encounter, at Canton, October 25th, 1856. SIR, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency of my proceedings since my last letter of the 23d

inst

After rendering the guns in the Forts which I had taken possession of useless, I set fire to the blings, and then proceeded to Canton, where I fand the Encounter lying close off the Factories. I *dent the Sampson and Barracouta to secure the

ation of the Blenheim Reach, and on my pebal, 1 found that those ships had taken possession of the Blenheim and Macao Forts, without resistance. The latter I retain temporary possesion of.

Yesterday morning, I proceeded down the Macao Reich, where I met the Barracoula, and, at a given gnal the Fort opposite the Factory, and the Bird's Nest Fort, were taken quiet possession of, as were terwards the two Forts called (I think) Cha-min. commanding the passage: the guns were rendered

erviceable.

I shall continue my offensive operations against the Chinese Government, avoiding as much as possi- any injury to life or private property, until satis- faction is rendered by the Imperial Commissioner.

A sufficient party of Royal Marines is on shore ft the protection of the Factory.I have, &c.,

M. SEYMOUR,

Rear Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

His Excellency

SIR JOHN BOWRING, LL.D.,

Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary,

Hongkong.

Coromandel, at Canton, 26th October, 1856.

SR-I beg to acquaint your Excellency, that my predings yesterday were confined to the taking of Fort called the Dutch Folly, without opposition. Today, being Sunday, is kept as a day of rest. I pese resuming offensive operations to-morrow.

The Encounter, Sampson, Barracouta, and Coro- ❤inde!, are at anchor off the Factory, and the Comus arding the Barrier in the Macao Passage of the ver-I hare, &c.,

Ha Excellency

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief

SIR Jous BowRING, LL.D., 4c., 4c., &c.,

Hongkong.

SUPERINTENDEncy of Trade, Honokong,

27th October, 1856.

---I have read with extreme satisfaction Your Lacellency's report" ( dated 25th instant,) of the

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capture of the Blenheim Reach Fört, that of the Macao Passage, the Red and Sha-Min Forts, and of your intentions, with as much regard as possible for life and private property, to continue your hostile operations until satisfaction is obtained from the Imperial Com missioner.. I am also gratified to find that the Fac- tories are adequately protected.

I can only renew my congratulations on the most successful issue of all your naval operations, and hope our diplomacy may be equally auspicious.-I have, &c.,.

JOHN BOWRING,

To His Excellency

SIR MICHAEL Seymour, K.CB.

Naval Commandér-in-Chief,

&c., &c., dc.

Encounter, AT CANTON, 29th October, 1856. SIR,-In continuation of my letter of the 26th instant, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency, that the measures which had been taken to compel the High Commissioner to yield compliance with our just demands having proved of no avail, I opened fire at 1 P.M. on the 27th, on the Governor's Com- pound in the new City, from the stern pivot gun of the Encounter, and continued it till sunset, at in- tervals of from 5 to 10 minutes. The Barraconta at the same time also shelled the Troops on the hills at the back of the City, from a position at the head of Sulphur Creek.

No change in the state of affairs having followed, I yesterday resumed offensive operations from the Dutch Folly, where I had placed two guns in position, having previously given the fullest warning to the inhabitants in the vicinity to remove their persons and property, an occupation they were engaged in during the whole of the previous night. Our fire in the direction of the City Wall, aided by a confla- gration of a large portion of the houses in our line of attack, bas materially furthered our object of open- ing a clear passage between the Dutch Folly and the Walls of the City, and will, I have reason to hope, facilitate our further operations.

The fire has reopened on the City Walls this morning earlier than I intended, in consequence of the Chinese mounting guns on the walls opposite the Dutch Folly.—I have, &c.,

His Excellency

No. 234.

M. SEYMOUR, Rear Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

SIR JOHN BOWRING, LL.D.,

Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary,

Hongkong.

SUPERINTENDEency of TradeE, HONGKONG,

30th October, 1856.

SIR, I have to acknowledge Your Excellency's Despatch of yesterday, advising the continuance of hostile operations consequent upon the unsubdued obstinacy of the Imperial Commissioner. I venture to hope that the pressure will be soon irresistible, and the final results all we could reasonably anticipate.

In addition to the small body of Artillery sent up to be placed under Your Excellency's orders, we have thought it desirable to despatch an Officer of Engineers (Captain Cowper,) who will be at your disposal for any service required at his hands.-I have, &c.,

His Excellency

JOHN BOWRING.

SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B.,

Naval Commander-in-Chief,

&c., &c., &c.

Encounter, at Canton, 30th October, 1856. SIR,-Referring to my letter of the 29th, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency, that a practi- cable breach having been made yesterday about 2 P.M. in the new City Wall, from the guns in the Dutch Folly, a strong detachment of seamen and royal marines took possession of the City Wall, destroyed, by blowing up, one of the gates, entered the City, and having visited and inspected the house and pre- mises of the Governor, the forces were re-embarked at sunset, and returned to their respective quarters.

Little opposition was offered by the Chinese troops,- beyond a scattered fire from the streets and houses,

from which we sustained a loss of two marines killed, and twelve men wounded.*

The High Commissioner having made no concession, I have re-opened fire this morning, with a view to maintain the breach, and preserve the facilities it offers for re-entering the City, if necessary.-I have,

&C.

M. SEYMOUR,

· Rear Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

His Excellency

SIR JOHN Bowring. LL.D..

Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary,

Hongkong.

* One since dead.

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Encounter, at Canton, 3d November, 1856. SIR,--Since my letter of proceedings of the 30th ultimo, I have confined my operations to maintaining the breach in the City Wall, which the Chinese have continually evinced a disposition to close; also to clearing away the Chinese buildings in rear of the Factory.

On the 30th ultimo and 1st instant I wrote the two letters to the High Commissioner of which your Excellency has received Copies from Mr Consul Parkes, as well as a Copy of the High Commissioner's reply to the first. The result has been, my resuming offensive operations this day against the Government Buildings in the City, from the Encounter, Samson, and the Dutch Folly, which, as far as can be at present ascertained, will be continued to-morrow.—I have,&c.,

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

His Excellency

SIR JOHN BOWRING, LL.D.,

H. M. Plenipotentiary,

Mongkong.

Encounter, at Canton, 6th November, 1856. SIR, Since my communication of the 3d instant, my operations have been limited,—1st, to shewing the Authorities that it is in our power to throw shot and shell to reach the most distant of the City Forts and Government Buildings, and this morning, in consequence of a most menacing number of War Junks having collected under the protection of the French Folly fort, and it appearing absolutely neces sary for the security of our position that they should be dispersed or destroyed, the Baracoute and Coro- mandel steam vessels, with our armed Boats, success- fully accomplished this service, though, I regret to state, not without the loss of 1 man killed, and 3 wounded.

Considerable resistance was offered, and the fire from the Junks and Fort, in the early part of the operation, was stoutly maintained. The security of our position here will now be the main object of our exertions. I have, &c.,

His Excellency

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief,

SIA JOHN Bowring, LL, D.,

No. 253.

Her Majesty's Plenipontentiary,

Hongkong.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HONGKONG, 8th November, 1856. SIR,-I have received Your Excellency's Despatch of the 6th instant, informing me that shot and shell had been thrown into the most distant of the City Forts and Government Buildings, and announcing the destruction of a large number of Chinese War-junks and the capture of the French Folly Fort.

I have to express to Your Excellency my great and admiring sense of the consummate skill and pru- dence with which the military operations have been directed, and to all concerned my thorough apprecia- tion of the promptitude, zeal, and bravery which have given them such successful results. Whatever may have been the importance of the question which ne- cessitated the first appeal to hostilities, it has now assumed a character seriously involving all our present and future relations with China, and I am of opinion that every thing possible should be done to give effect to Treaties which have been pertinaciously and reck- lessly violated. A small and turbulent fraction of the population of China cannot be allowed to supersede the engagements of their Emperor to the Sovereign of Great Britain.

I submit to Your Excellency, that the next step to be taken should be, a notice to the Imperial Commis- sioner, that unless within a period to be fixed by you, your reiterated demands are complied with,che Bogue Forts will be destroyed.

I think it should also be stated, that the object of our entering the City is to carry forward a work of peace and amity, to put a stop to the miseries whose infliction has been rendered imperative by the resist ance to lawful requirements, and to prevent their re- currence on any future occasion.—I have, &c.

JOHIN BOWRING.

To His Excellency Rear-Admiral

Sir Michael Seymour, K.C.B.,

Naval Commander-in-Chief,

&c., &c., &c.

Niger, AT CANton, 14th November, 1836. SIRI have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency's Despatch of the 8th instant, submitting that the next step to be taken should be the destruction of the Bogue Forts.

Concurring in this opinion, I accordingly inform ed the High Commissioner that, unless he complied with my reiterated demands within 24 hours, I should resume offensive measures. Having waited more than the stipulated time, I proceeded below the

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The Hongkong Government Galette. [No. 73.-NOVEMBER 28, 1856..

On the 13th, the Annung-hoy Forts, on the op- posite side of the Bogue entrance, mounting toge- ther 200 guns, were similarly taken possession of, with some resistance, but I am thankful to state, without a casualty on our side.

At every step I have had occasion to admire the great prudence and skill with which all Your Ex- cellency's operations have been devised, the prompti tude and valour with which they have been carried forward, and the almost bloodless success which has To Your Ex- accompanied their victorious results.

Bogue Forts, on the afternoon of the 11th, (leaving the Samson and Niger to protect the Factory,) and anchored, in company with the Calcutta, Nankin, Encounter, Barrucouta, Hornet, (just arrived from Shanghae,) and Coromandel Tender, Captain Wilson of the Winchester and Commander Bate being also The command of the River being now in our hands, present with part of their ships' crews in the boats. I have no other operation in immediate contempla-cellency and all under your command my warmest

On the following morning I sent to the Chief tion, beyond the security and maintenance of our posi- thanks are due. Mandarin to state that my holding the Forts was

tion; and it will remain with Her Majesty's Govern- necessary, pending the difference with the Highment to determine whether the present opportunity Commissioner, and that I would retain them in their shall be made available to enforce the Treaty stipu- present condition if forthwith surrendered. This lations, which the Canton Government have hitherto being refused, the squadron then attacked and as-

been allowed to evade with impunity.—I have, &c., saulted the two Wantung Island Forts, from the Bremer Channel side. They fell into our hands after a considerable, though ill-directed, resistance of about one hour. These Forts were fully manned, His Excellency mounted upwards of 200 guns, and were found stronger than when captured in 1841. The Chinese troops stood to their guns up to the moment our men entered the embrasures, and stink-pots were freely thrown at those who first entered.

The Mandarins had boats in readiness to facilitate their own escape, leaving their unfortunate followers, who rushed into the water, until they were pacified by our officers, and afterwards landed on the main. One boy killed and four men wounded on board the Nankin, was luckily the extent of our casualties.

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

SIR JOHN BOWRING, LL.D., 4c., &c., 40.,

Hongkong.

SUPERINTENDENCY OF TRADE, Honokong,

18th November, 1856.

I am quite of opinion that the high position we now occupy should not be surrendered until Your Excellency's most reasonable demands are complied with; and cannot but hope that the experience of so much power as has been exhibited, though associat- ed with the display of forbearance and humanity, will compel the submission of that intractable Vice- roy, who appears now to be the main impediment to the recognition of our rights, and the consequent restoration of the public tranquillity.—I have, &c.,

JOHN BOWRING.

His Excellency Rear-Admiral

Cents.

SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B.

Naval Commander-in-Chief,

&c., &c., &c.

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PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-sis ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

SIR,-I have received Your Excellency's most satis- factory Despatch of yesterday, announcing the cap-T ture of the Bogue Forts, with small loss of life or limb on the part of H. M. Naval. Forces.

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 29TH NOVEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 74.

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. 124.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor has been pleased to appoint Lieutenant-Colonel FRANKLIN DUNLOP, Command- ing the Forces, to a provisional Seat in the Executive Council of this Colony, pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel Dunlop has been this day sworn in accordingly.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th November, 1856.

No. 125.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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 Secretury,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th November, 1856.

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 1856, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,..................................

..........$180,505,

.....

exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st November, 1856.

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

Į inspected this day the Books and Treasure of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and hereby certify that I found the necessary Amount of

Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

Victoria, Hongkong, 27th November, 1856.

No. 126.

1

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

H. REINHARD,

A Member of the Colonial Treasury Commission.

D. R. CALDWELL, Esquire, has been duly sworn in to the Offices to which he was recently gazetted, and has also this day taken the Oaths as a Justice of the Peace for the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th November, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary,

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 29TH NOVEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 74.

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. 124.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor has been pleased to appoint Lieutenant-Colonel FRANKLIN DUNLOP, Command- ing the Forces, to a provisional Seat in the Executive Council of this Colony, pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel Dunlop has been this day sworn in accordingly.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th November, 1856.

No. 125.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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 Secretury,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th November, 1856.

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 1856, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,..................................

..........$180,505,

.....

exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st November, 1856.

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

Į inspected this day the Books and Treasure of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and hereby certify that I found the necessary Amount of

Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

Victoria, Hongkong, 27th November, 1856.

No. 126.

1

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

H. REINHARD,

A Member of the Colonial Treasury Commission.

D. R. CALDWELL, Esquire, has been duly sworn in to the Offices to which he was recently gazetted, and has also this day taken the Oaths as a Justice of the Peace for the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th November, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary,

No. 127.

The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 74.-NOVEMBER 29, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following paper, being the substance of a Proclamation addressed by His Excellency The Governor to the Chinese Inhabitants of the Colony, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

J

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th November, 1856.

Proclamation of His Excellency Sir John Bowring, &c., &c., &c., issued to reassure the good citizen, and to intimidate the idle and disorderly.

Whereas it is not more the duty of Government to administer the law with zeal and strictness, than to listen patiently to the com- plaint of those who conceive themselves to have been treated with injustice; still, be the ground of complaint what it may, it must be preferred in a proper manner to the proper authorities; those who attempt to dictate the method of their own redress, not only fail in. obtaining any, but incur the penalties of a precipitate collision with their governors on whom they force the obligation of dealing sum- marily with their turbulence. On a late occasion, during His Excellency's absence at Canton, there was a disturbance in the Sheung-wan. Some tradesmen alleging that they had a grievance to redress suddenly closed their shops, and joining with a rabble of the idle and vagabond population of "the_Colony, attempted to coerce the more respectable inhabitants to follow their example. The authorities unwilling at once to proceed to extremities, considerately reasoned with this disorderly multitude, but to no purpose. They continued insolent and clamorous until dispersed by a body of the military and police.

If wrong had been done to any one why had he not presented his petition? Has it ever happened that a petition respectfully presented has not been attended to? Since His Excellency's return he has received one from some of the respectable Chinese of this Colony, the prayers of which will, as usual, meet with becoming attention. Why, with so simple a remedy at hand, were these misguided people induced to take part in acts of violence, at once in breach of the law, and to the detriment of their own cause ?

Let the people remember that if they abide in a British Colony, they must be amenable to British Law, if they have aught that they misunderstand, or complain of, in the Law or its agents, it is open to them to apply to the head of the Government, and they will be heard if their petition be orderly and properly presented. But if a mob collect in the streets, the cause of its so assembling is not to be first enquired into it must be at once dispersed; and as it is at all times assumed that no well-disposed person will be present on such occasions, it will be well in the event of any future disturbance that the good and respectable remain within doors, each in his own house. Those continuing in the street will then be considered as vagabonds without a home, or recusants who choose wilfully to oppose the law. The law is able to vindicate itself, and the serious consequences of the opposition of such persons will be on their own heads,

And whereas, there are at this moment a large number of idlers and bad characters in the Colony, it is expedient for the protection of the peaceful citizen against these, that some system of registration be adopted forthwith. No fee will be levied, the measure is simply to enable the government duly to distinguish the good from the evil. Let the Chinese community at the same time remember, that it is the duty of the good citizen at all times to assist the police when engaged in carrying out the law, whether in the arrest of a prisoner, the removal of a nuisance, or in any case in which the police may call on him to assist. Thus will Government be supported, and the governed protected; and by the co-operation of both the security of all will be assured.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG,

Chief Justice.

In Equity.

STEPHENSON v. MURROW.

PR Hongkong, made in a cause, Stephenson URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court

of

against Murrow, the several CREDITORS, within this Jurisdiction or the Empire of China, or persons within the said Jurisdiction or Empire, claiming to be Creditors, of, or to have any Incumbrances upon the Estate and Effects of YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON, lately carrying on Business in Co-partnership together under the Firm and Style of MURROW, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the Tenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, are, by themselves or their Solicitors, on or before the Twenty-second day of February next ensuing, to come in and prove their said Claims before His Honor the CHIEF Justice of HonGKONG,

at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will be peremp- torily excluded the benefit of the said Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1856.

FREDERICK S. HUFFUM,

Judge's Clerk.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG,

Chief Justice.

In Equity.

Stephenson v. Murrow.

URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, in its Equitable Jurisdiction,

PURS

made in a cause, Stephenson against Murrow,—the several CREDITORS, without this Jurisdiction or the Empire of China, or persons without the said Juris- iction or Empire claiming to be Creditors of, or to pave any incumbrances upon, the Estate and Effects of YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON, lately carrying on Business in Co-partnership together under the Firm and Style of Murrow, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the Tenth day of May, One thou Hand eight hundred and fifty-four are, by themselves

r their Solicitors, on or before the Thirtieth day of June A.D. 1857, to come in and prove their said Claims before His Honor the CHIEF JUSTICE OF HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, A.d. 1856.

FREDERICK 8. HUFFFUM,

Judge's Clerk,

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

NHEAD, of the Store-ship Hornet," is all-

VOTICE is hereby given, that Mr F. BLACK-

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thorized to perform the Duties of PACKET AGENT at Whampoa, until further notice.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st November, 1856.

A

In the Estate of ALEXANDER RYRIE, Master Mariner, deceased.

LL Persons having claims against or being in- debted to the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forthwith.

P. RYRIE, Administrator.

Dated 17th November, 1856. In the Estate of LEE KIP TYE, of Victoria, Hong- |

kong, Merchant, deceased,

indebted to, the above Estate, are requested to LL Persons having Claims against, or being forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forthwith.

G. COOPER TURNER,

Solicitor for the Administrator,

LEE KIP BEE

Dated 5th November, 1856,

咸豐六年十月初 承辦人谷巴丹拿狀師

THERM

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Лπ 明拿卽欠家其 狀送到業弟

NOTICE.

HE Interest and Responsibility of the Estate of the late Mr CHARLES WOOLLETT BOWRA in our Firm, ceased on the 31st ultimo.

BOWRA & Co. Hongkong, 7th November, 1856.

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NOTICE.

Asonal, the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Per-

CANTON, FOOCHOW, and Shanghar, China, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the undersigned, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: I hereby give notice to all concerned to make payment to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVERJH. PERRY,

Canton, 7th August, 1856.

NOTICE.

A

LL Parties having claims against the Estate of

the late CHARLES WOOLLETT BOWRA, are requested to send them in for liquidation; and Parties indebted to the Estate are requested to pay the same to the undersigned, on or before 31st January, 1857.

W. A. BOWRA, W. H. ROPER,

Hongkong, 7th November, 1856.

Executors.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. In Equity,

IT

STEPHENSON v. MURROW.

́T IS HEREBY NOTIFIED,—that all Monies now or henceforth to become payable to the tate firm of MURROW, STEPHENSON and CompaNY, be paid to JOSEPH FROST EDGER, Esq., (or his Deputy,) be having been lawfully appointed Receiver in the said suit by virtue of an Order of this Honora- ble Court; the receipts of the said JOSEPH FROST EDGER being alone good discharges for such monies.

Dated the 13th day of November, 1856.

GASKELL & BROWN,

Complainants' Solicitors. NOTICE.

ПHE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this Port, between the undersigned, under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day

by lapse of time and untual consent. The outstand

ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and

a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be

conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- PORK under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS,

H. ANTHON, Jr.,

G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 6TH DECEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 75.

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

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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. 130.

PROCLAMATION.

JOHN BOWRING.

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.

. Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honorable The Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the two following Ordinances, namely:-

Ordinance No. 11 of 1856, entitled "An Ordinance for Lighting the City of Victoria";

Ordinance No. 12 of 1856, entitled-" An Ordinance to regulate Chinese Burials, and to Prevent certain

Nuisances within the Colony of Hongkong":-

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said two Ordinances have been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 4th Day of December, 1856.

No. 128.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to confirm the appointment of the. Honorable W. T. MERCER, Esquire, to a Seat in the Legislative Council of this Colony.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st December, 1856.

No. 129.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that J. J. HICKSON, Esquire, is appointed Crown Solicitor for this Colony, by virtue of a Warrant under the Royal Signet and Sign Manual.

Mr Hickson will also officiate as Deputy Sheriff, Coroner, and Queen's Proctor in Admiralty.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st December, 1856.

W. T MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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No. 131.

The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 75.-DECEMBER 6, 1936.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Translation of a Notice addressed to the Chinese Inhabitants on the subject of Mr CALDWELL'S recent appointment as Registrar General, and on the necessity of a system of Registration, is published for general

information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th December, 1856.

CALDWELL, (Official Title, &o., &c.)

Whereas His Excellency the Governor of this Colony has been pleased to appoint Mr Caldwell, Registrar General and Protector of Chinese residing in Hongkong, this is to give notice to the Chinese Community, that in all cases in which they have difficulty in under- standing the law as here administered, or conceive themselves to have wrongs for which they are otherwise unable to obtain redress, they are at liberty to apply between the hours of 10 and 4, at Mr Caldwell's office, next to the Police Station, or in cases of special emergency at his house in Gough Street.

And whereas it is expedient for the protection of the good citizen that vagrancy should be as much as possible brought under restraint, it is at the same time desirable that any system of registration having that object in view should be so contrived as to attain it with the least possible inconvenience to those whom it is intended to benefit. No levy of charge or fee is contemplated, and the respectable Inhabitants of the City are invited at their earliest convenience to depute members of their community, either to wait on Mr Caldwell and state what they may have to say in person, or to submit to him in writing such details and suggestions as may enable him, with the aid of his own experience, to devise a system which shall work effectively, but, at the same time, without undue restriction or annoyance,

No. 132.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Document, being the substance of the Reply given to a Petition presented by certain of the Chinese Traders of this Colony, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th December, 1856.

His Excellency the Governor has received the Petition of the Le-Tae and other shops, several score in number, and in reference to their complaints, of which a list in seven sections is appended to the Petition, His Excellency desires Petitioners to be informed to the following effect.

J. It is prayed that no more heavy fines be levied for the committing of nuisances, and that those levied in the last few days be returned. The nuisance ordinance was passed for the prevention of fires, and to the preservation of health. It had especially in view the advantage of the Chinese population, and was accordingly published in Chinese. Its provisions having been much infringed both by Chinese and others, the Magistrates proceeded to enforce its penalties. Many persons not Chinese having been heavily fined, on the 20th, and following days, the Chinese were also heavily fined. This was in perfect accordance with the law, and with punishments legally inflicted; it is not the province of His Excellency to interfere. It having been represented to him, however, in a petition numerously and respectably signed, that the poverty of some of the offenders was such as to make the fine a more than ordinary burden, His Excellency has caused the Tipo's to be summoned, and having instituted enquiry, has directed that certain sums be refunded as an act of grace.

This matter is thus disposed of, nor can further complaints regarding it be entertained.

2. As to the seizure of vessels by Rebels in the harbour of Hongkong. This is an outrage of the gravest character. If unauthorized persons even board vessels lying in harbour, to the annoyance of their owners, &c., these should immediately give notice at the Police Office, or to Mr Caldwell, newly appointed Protector of Chinese, and the delinquents will immediately be seized and dealt with as pirates or robbers. His Excellency finds it difficult to believe what is asserted in the Petition, that applications made in the proper quarters have been unattended to. Should such in any instance be the case, the applicant has it still in his power to address the head of the Government. 3. As to the interference of the Police with goods landing from boats, hawkers' wares, &c., the Police have orders carefully to abstain from any act of personal violence, unless where the resistance of persons lawfully arrested renders it necessary. Any one assaulted by the Police, or whose goods are injured by the Police, has undoubted right to bring the offender before the magistrates. But Petitioners Dinst remember, that the regulations affecting the removal of goods, and the non-obstruction of thoroughfares by bawkers, are all enforced in the interest of the public. Prompt attention should therefore be given to the requisitions of the Police; if it be not, it is their duty to arrest the offender, and it is equally the duty of all good citizens to give every assistance to the Police to enable them to carry out the law a duty which it is notorious that the Chinese generally neglect; whereby the Police are harassed and culprits escape.

4. The proposition regarding the responsibility of streets, in cases where robbery is charged against shops or houses, appears reason- able, and petitioners will do well to submit their views and wishes on this point to Mr Caldwell, who, in addition to his duties as Protector of Chinese, has been also appointed Registrar General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

A Despatch dated 14th November, 1856, from Her Britannic Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., to His Excellency YEH, the Imperial Commissioner, having been inadvertently omitted in the Correspondence published in the Hongkong Government Gazette Extraordinary of 28th ultimo, it is hereby published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st December, 1856.

W. WOODGATE.

SUPERINTENDENCY of Trade, Hongkong, 14th November, 1856.

SIR,-I have received, and read with all attention, Your Excellency's letter dated 12th instant.

Whatever representations may have been made to Your Excellency, there is no doubt that the Lorcha Arrow lawfully bore the British Flag, under a register granted by me; and that Treaty obligations were violated by the seizure of her crew, without the intervention of the Consul, by your officers; and that this violation required reparation as public as the outrage. I have undoubted evidence that the British Flag was flying when it was pulled down by your officer, and 1 quite approve of the conduct of the Consul in the whole of this affair.

I cannot but express my astonishment and regret that Your Excellency, and the former Commissioner Seu, should have reported to the Emperor that my government had withdrawn the right to enter the City of Canton, solely on the ground that at a particular moment my pre- decessor, Mr Bonham, had probibited H. M. subjects from entering the City. You have been again and again informed that Mr Bonbam never did surrender, and was never authorized to surrender, a right acquired by Treaties,—and one, as it has long been most evident.

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No. 131.

The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 75.-DECEMBER 6, 1936.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Translation of a Notice addressed to the Chinese Inhabitants on the subject of Mr CALDWELL'S recent appointment as Registrar General, and on the necessity of a system of Registration, is published for general

information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th December, 1856.

CALDWELL, (Official Title, &o., &c.)

Whereas His Excellency the Governor of this Colony has been pleased to appoint Mr Caldwell, Registrar General and Protector of Chinese residing in Hongkong, this is to give notice to the Chinese Community, that in all cases in which they have difficulty in under- standing the law as here administered, or conceive themselves to have wrongs for which they are otherwise unable to obtain redress, they are at liberty to apply between the hours of 10 and 4, at Mr Caldwell's office, next to the Police Station, or in cases of special emergency at his house in Gough Street.

And whereas it is expedient for the protection of the good citizen that vagrancy should be as much as possible brought under restraint, it is at the same time desirable that any system of registration having that object in view should be so contrived as to attain it with the least possible inconvenience to those whom it is intended to benefit. No levy of charge or fee is contemplated, and the respectable Inhabitants of the City are invited at their earliest convenience to depute members of their community, either to wait on Mr Caldwell and state what they may have to say in person, or to submit to him in writing such details and suggestions as may enable him, with the aid of his own experience, to devise a system which shall work effectively, but, at the same time, without undue restriction or annoyance,

No. 132.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Document, being the substance of the Reply given to a Petition presented by certain of the Chinese Traders of this Colony, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th December, 1856.

His Excellency the Governor has received the Petition of the Le-Tae and other shops, several score in number, and in reference to their complaints, of which a list in seven sections is appended to the Petition, His Excellency desires Petitioners to be informed to the following effect.

J. It is prayed that no more heavy fines be levied for the committing of nuisances, and that those levied in the last few days be returned. The nuisance ordinance was passed for the prevention of fires, and to the preservation of health. It had especially in view the advantage of the Chinese population, and was accordingly published in Chinese. Its provisions having been much infringed both by Chinese and others, the Magistrates proceeded to enforce its penalties. Many persons not Chinese having been heavily fined, on the 20th, and following days, the Chinese were also heavily fined. This was in perfect accordance with the law, and with punishments legally inflicted; it is not the province of His Excellency to interfere. It having been represented to him, however, in a petition numerously and respectably signed, that the poverty of some of the offenders was such as to make the fine a more than ordinary burden, His Excellency has caused the Tipo's to be summoned, and having instituted enquiry, has directed that certain sums be refunded as an act of grace.

This matter is thus disposed of, nor can further complaints regarding it be entertained.

2. As to the seizure of vessels by Rebels in the harbour of Hongkong. This is an outrage of the gravest character. If unauthorized persons even board vessels lying in harbour, to the annoyance of their owners, &c., these should immediately give notice at the Police Office, or to Mr Caldwell, newly appointed Protector of Chinese, and the delinquents will immediately be seized and dealt with as pirates or robbers. His Excellency finds it difficult to believe what is asserted in the Petition, that applications made in the proper quarters have been unattended to. Should such in any instance be the case, the applicant has it still in his power to address the head of the Government. 3. As to the interference of the Police with goods landing from boats, hawkers' wares, &c., the Police have orders carefully to abstain from any act of personal violence, unless where the resistance of persons lawfully arrested renders it necessary. Any one assaulted by the Police, or whose goods are injured by the Police, has undoubted right to bring the offender before the magistrates. But Petitioners Dinst remember, that the regulations affecting the removal of goods, and the non-obstruction of thoroughfares by bawkers, are all enforced in the interest of the public. Prompt attention should therefore be given to the requisitions of the Police; if it be not, it is their duty to arrest the offender, and it is equally the duty of all good citizens to give every assistance to the Police to enable them to carry out the law a duty which it is notorious that the Chinese generally neglect; whereby the Police are harassed and culprits escape.

4. The proposition regarding the responsibility of streets, in cases where robbery is charged against shops or houses, appears reason- able, and petitioners will do well to submit their views and wishes on this point to Mr Caldwell, who, in addition to his duties as Protector of Chinese, has been also appointed Registrar General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

A Despatch dated 14th November, 1856, from Her Britannic Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., to His Excellency YEH, the Imperial Commissioner, having been inadvertently omitted in the Correspondence published in the Hongkong Government Gazette Extraordinary of 28th ultimo, it is hereby published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st December, 1856.

W. WOODGATE.

SUPERINTENDENCY of Trade, Hongkong, 14th November, 1856.

SIR,-I have received, and read with all attention, Your Excellency's letter dated 12th instant.

Whatever representations may have been made to Your Excellency, there is no doubt that the Lorcha Arrow lawfully bore the British Flag, under a register granted by me; and that Treaty obligations were violated by the seizure of her crew, without the intervention of the Consul, by your officers; and that this violation required reparation as public as the outrage. I have undoubted evidence that the British Flag was flying when it was pulled down by your officer, and 1 quite approve of the conduct of the Consul in the whole of this affair.

I cannot but express my astonishment and regret that Your Excellency, and the former Commissioner Seu, should have reported to the Emperor that my government had withdrawn the right to enter the City of Canton, solely on the ground that at a particular moment my pre- decessor, Mr Bonham, had probibited H. M. subjects from entering the City. You have been again and again informed that Mr Bonbam never did surrender, and was never authorized to surrender, a right acquired by Treaties,—and one, as it has long been most evident.

No. 75.-DECEMBER 6, 1856.] The Hongkong Government Gazette.

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Ndutely necessary to the preservation of peace and the continuance of friendly relations; for, had friendly personal intercourse been blished between Your Excellency and myself, I am persuaded we might have settled every subject of discussion most agreeably and vorably. I cannot for a moment admit that the opposition of the gentry, or the turbulent violence of the people, of Canton, should be "owed to supersede the solemn engagements of Your great Emperor to my exalted Sovereign. What would become of the world's under and harmony, if it were admitted that the unruly spirits of a nation might be permitted to disregard the supreme authority, and to great with contempt the pledges given to one another by the greatest monarchs of the world. We have righteously abided by our engage. ents, and we insist on their fulfilment by others; nor can there be a hope of rest, nor any adequate security for peace, until obligations Klemnly contracted shall be righteously fulfilled.

I doubt not that if Your Excellency is disposed to comply with the conditions required by His Excellency the Naval Commander-in- Chief, you and I, meeting as becomes the representatives of great monarchs and nations, might find the means of terminating present mise- and of preventing their recurrence, and thus enable me to assist in replacing our relations on better foundations than the present ost unsatisfactory and miserable state of things.

YES,

I am just informed that His Excellency the Naval Commander-in-Chief has taken possession of the Bogue Forts. This and every ther calamity are solely attributable to the contiuued discourtesy and obstinacy exhibited by Your Excellency.

I beg leave to add, that though the Sovereign of Great Britain may request that respect be paid to Treaties, and shew much forbearance exacting the penalties of non-compliance with their conditions, there can be no farther misunderstanding, and ought to be no delay, when compliance with these conditions is required and demanded.

I wish Your Excellency the enjoyment of peace and prosperity.—I have, &c.,

To His Excellency YEн,

Imperial High Commissioner,

&c.,

&o.,

JOHN BOWRING.

&c.

True Copy.

W. WOODGate.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, have been received through the Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, disallowing Consular Ordinance No. 2 of 1856, entituled-"An Ordinance to "explain the Law as to Removals of Prisoners"; notice is hereby given of such disallowance, and the provisions of Lat Ordinance are hereby declared null and void, and of no effect.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 2d Day of December, 1856.

JOHN BOWRING,

H. M.'s Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China.

By Command of His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary,

+

THE

NOTIFICATION.

E undersigned has this day resigned the Office of QUEEN'S PROCTOR, IN ADMIRALTY, to he was gazetted on the 24th day of July, 1850, the Local Government of this Colony.

WM. GASKELL.

Dated the 4th day of December, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. OTICE is hereby given, that Mr F. BLACK- HEAD, of the Store-ship "Hornet,” is au- red to perform the Duties of PACKET AGENT Whampoa, until further notice.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st November, 1856.

In the Estate of ALEXANDER RYRIE,

Master Mariner, deceased.

LL Persons having claims against or being in- debted to the above Estate, are requested to

• particulars of the same to the undersigned

with

ted 17th November, 1856.

NOTICE.

P. RYRIE, Administrator.

Assignment of the Property, Real and Personal,

of the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of CAN- POCHOW, and Shanghae, CHINA, having been made on the 12th July, 1856, to the under- din trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and - in the United States Consulate at Canton :

ly give notice to all concerned to make pay *** to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me * Cams against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

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W. WOODGATE.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG, | In the Estate of LEE KIP TYE, of Victoria, Hong

Chief Justice.

In Equity.

STEPHENSON v. MURROW.

URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court

of

PURS Hongkong, made in a cause, Stephenson

against Murrow,-the several CREDITORS, within this Jurisdiction or the Empire of China, or persons within the said Jurisdiction or Empire, claiming to be Creditors, of, or to have any Incumbrances upon the Estate and Effects of YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON, lately carrying on Business in Co-partnership together under the Firm and Style of MURROW, Stephenson and COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the Tenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, are, by themselves or their Solicitors, on or before the Twenty-second day of February next ensuing, to come in and prove their said Claims before His Honor the CHIEF JUSTICE OF HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will be peremp torily excluded the benefit of the said Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1856.

FREDERICK S. HUFFUM,

Judge's Clerk.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG' In Equity. Chief Justice.

PURS

STEPHENSON v. MURROW. URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, in its Equitable Jurisdiction, made in a cause, Stephenson against Murrow, the several CREDITORS, without this Jurisdiction or the Empire of China, or persons without the said Juris- diction or Empire claiming to be Creditors of, or to have any incumbrances upon, the Estate and Effects ́atton, 7th August, 1855.

of YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON, THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. | lately carrying on Business in Co-partnership together

In Equity,

STEPHENSON v. MURROW.

7 IS HEREBY NOTIFIED,-that all Monies for henceforth to become payable to the of MURROW, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, * JOSEPH FROST EDGER, Esq., (or his 1) he having been lawfully appointed Receiver 5. uit by virtue of an Order of this Honora- the receipts of the said JOSEPH FROST *ing alone good discharges for such monies. Show the 13th day of November, 1856.

GASKELL & BROWN, Complainants' Solicitors,

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under the Firm and Style of MURROW, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the Tenth day of May, One thou sand eight hundred and fifty-four are, by themselves or their Solicitors, on or before the Thirtieth day of June A.D. 1857, to come in and prove their said Claims before His Honor the CHIEF JUSTICE OF HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1856.

FREDERICK S. HUFFFUM,

Judge's Clerk,

kong, Merchant, deceased.

LL Persons having Claims against, or being

A indebted to, the above Estate, are requested to

forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forth with.

G. COOPER TURNER, Solicitor for the Administrator,

LEE KIP BEE,

Dated 5th November, 1856.

咸豐六年十月初八 承辦人谷巴丹拿狀師謹啟

師單各如李李 處到人有傑傑 以谷債李被泰 便包目傑承身 查丹新泰辦故 明拿卽欠家其

狀送到業弟

NOTICE.

ПTHE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this Port, between the undersigned, under the Style

of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day by lapse of time and untual consent. The outstand ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- PORX under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, Jr., G. L. HASKELL

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

A

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail.” TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-siz Cents. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under, One Dollar; cach Additional Line, Twenty Cents-One half of those charges for each Repetition.

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Ndutely necessary to the preservation of peace and the continuance of friendly relations; for, had friendly personal intercourse been blished between Your Excellency and myself, I am persuaded we might have settled every subject of discussion most agreeably and vorably. I cannot for a moment admit that the opposition of the gentry, or the turbulent violence of the people, of Canton, should be "owed to supersede the solemn engagements of Your great Emperor to my exalted Sovereign. What would become of the world's under and harmony, if it were admitted that the unruly spirits of a nation might be permitted to disregard the supreme authority, and to great with contempt the pledges given to one another by the greatest monarchs of the world. We have righteously abided by our engage. ents, and we insist on their fulfilment by others; nor can there be a hope of rest, nor any adequate security for peace, until obligations Klemnly contracted shall be righteously fulfilled.

I doubt not that if Your Excellency is disposed to comply with the conditions required by His Excellency the Naval Commander-in- Chief, you and I, meeting as becomes the representatives of great monarchs and nations, might find the means of terminating present mise- and of preventing their recurrence, and thus enable me to assist in replacing our relations on better foundations than the present ost unsatisfactory and miserable state of things.

YES,

I am just informed that His Excellency the Naval Commander-in-Chief has taken possession of the Bogue Forts. This and every ther calamity are solely attributable to the contiuued discourtesy and obstinacy exhibited by Your Excellency.

I beg leave to add, that though the Sovereign of Great Britain may request that respect be paid to Treaties, and shew much forbearance exacting the penalties of non-compliance with their conditions, there can be no farther misunderstanding, and ought to be no delay, when compliance with these conditions is required and demanded.

I wish Your Excellency the enjoyment of peace and prosperity.—I have, &c.,

To His Excellency YEн,

Imperial High Commissioner,

&c.,

&o.,

JOHN BOWRING.

&c.

True Copy.

W. WOODGate.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, have been received through the Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, disallowing Consular Ordinance No. 2 of 1856, entituled-"An Ordinance to "explain the Law as to Removals of Prisoners"; notice is hereby given of such disallowance, and the provisions of Lat Ordinance are hereby declared null and void, and of no effect.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 2d Day of December, 1856.

JOHN BOWRING,

H. M.'s Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China.

By Command of His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary,

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NOTIFICATION.

E undersigned has this day resigned the Office of QUEEN'S PROCTOR, IN ADMIRALTY, to he was gazetted on the 24th day of July, 1850, the Local Government of this Colony.

WM. GASKELL.

Dated the 4th day of December, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. OTICE is hereby given, that Mr F. BLACK- HEAD, of the Store-ship "Hornet,” is au- red to perform the Duties of PACKET AGENT Whampoa, until further notice.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st November, 1856.

In the Estate of ALEXANDER RYRIE,

Master Mariner, deceased.

LL Persons having claims against or being in- debted to the above Estate, are requested to

• particulars of the same to the undersigned

with

ted 17th November, 1856.

NOTICE.

P. RYRIE, Administrator.

Assignment of the Property, Real and Personal,

of the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of CAN- POCHOW, and Shanghae, CHINA, having been made on the 12th July, 1856, to the under- din trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and - in the United States Consulate at Canton :

ly give notice to all concerned to make pay *** to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me * Cams against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

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W. WOODGATE.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG, | In the Estate of LEE KIP TYE, of Victoria, Hong

Chief Justice.

In Equity.

STEPHENSON v. MURROW.

URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court

of

PURS Hongkong, made in a cause, Stephenson

against Murrow,-the several CREDITORS, within this Jurisdiction or the Empire of China, or persons within the said Jurisdiction or Empire, claiming to be Creditors, of, or to have any Incumbrances upon the Estate and Effects of YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON, lately carrying on Business in Co-partnership together under the Firm and Style of MURROW, Stephenson and COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the Tenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, are, by themselves or their Solicitors, on or before the Twenty-second day of February next ensuing, to come in and prove their said Claims before His Honor the CHIEF JUSTICE OF HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will be peremp torily excluded the benefit of the said Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1856.

FREDERICK S. HUFFUM,

Judge's Clerk.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG' In Equity. Chief Justice.

PURS

STEPHENSON v. MURROW. URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, in its Equitable Jurisdiction, made in a cause, Stephenson against Murrow, the several CREDITORS, without this Jurisdiction or the Empire of China, or persons without the said Juris- diction or Empire claiming to be Creditors of, or to have any incumbrances upon, the Estate and Effects ́atton, 7th August, 1855.

of YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON, THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. | lately carrying on Business in Co-partnership together

In Equity,

STEPHENSON v. MURROW.

7 IS HEREBY NOTIFIED,-that all Monies for henceforth to become payable to the of MURROW, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, * JOSEPH FROST EDGER, Esq., (or his 1) he having been lawfully appointed Receiver 5. uit by virtue of an Order of this Honora- the receipts of the said JOSEPH FROST *ing alone good discharges for such monies. Show the 13th day of November, 1856.

GASKELL & BROWN, Complainants' Solicitors,

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under the Firm and Style of MURROW, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the Tenth day of May, One thou sand eight hundred and fifty-four are, by themselves or their Solicitors, on or before the Thirtieth day of June A.D. 1857, to come in and prove their said Claims before His Honor the CHIEF JUSTICE OF HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1856.

FREDERICK S. HUFFFUM,

Judge's Clerk,

kong, Merchant, deceased.

LL Persons having Claims against, or being

A indebted to, the above Estate, are requested to

forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forth with.

G. COOPER TURNER, Solicitor for the Administrator,

LEE KIP BEE,

Dated 5th November, 1856.

咸豐六年十月初八 承辦人谷巴丹拿狀師謹啟

師單各如李李 處到人有傑傑 以谷債李被泰 便包目傑承身 查丹新泰辦故 明拿卽欠家其

狀送到業弟

NOTICE.

ПTHE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this Port, between the undersigned, under the Style

of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day by lapse of time and untual consent. The outstand ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- PORX under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, Jr., G. L. HASKELL

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

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FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail.” TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with all CHARGES-Tea, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

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THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 13TH DECEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 76.

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.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that the Crown Rents due for the current Half-year will be payable on the 25th Instant, and for Twenty-one days following.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th December, 1856.

No. 133.

W. T. MERCER,-President, J. HYNDMAN, H. REINHARD,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Members,

of the Colonial Treasury Commission.

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, 10th December, 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Account of the average Amount of the Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 30th November, 1856, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED............$214,191,

exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st December, 1856.

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

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

Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

Victoria, Hongkong, 6th December, 1856.

So. 134.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

H. REINHARD,

A Member of the Colonial Treasury Commission.

It is hereby notified, that in consequence of the lamented Death of CAPTAIN COWPER, Commanding Royal Engineer, and Acting Surveyor General of this Colony, while employed on service at the Canton Factories, it has been necessary to make provision for the conduct of the Surveyor General's Department, and His Excellency The Governor has accordingly been pleased, with the advice of the Executive Council, to appoint THOMAS L. WALKER, Esquire, to be Acting Surveyor General from this date until further notice.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th December, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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No. 135.

JOHN BOWRING.

The Hongkong. Government Gazette. [No. 76.—DECEMBER 13, 1856.

PROCLAMATION.

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.

A Free Pardon is hereby granted unto WONG-AHSHING, convicted of Piracy in October last, and now in Gaol under Sentence of Transportation for Fifteen Years.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 12th Day of December, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department. Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, has received from Her Majesty's Consul in Shanghae, the following Notice to Mariners, which His Excellency has directed to be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong, 12th December, 1856.

W. WOODGATE.

Office of Maritime. Customs, Shanghae, 20th November, 1856. With reference to a Notification from this Office, dated 27th October, 1855: Notice is hereby given, that a Tower has been erectci, on the South Shore of the Yangtsze Keang, at Kew Toan. It is a plain structure of Brick, painted Red and White. Its heigh

is 70 feet.

It bears from the Light Vessel N. 63° West, distance 16 miles.

The Trees upon Block House Island from it N. 15° West, distance 8 miles. The Light Vessel is moored in 43 fathoms at low water, and bears N. by W. W. from Gutzlaff Island, from which she is distar 23 miles, and 1 mile from the Southern Spit of the North Bank. Ships leaving Gutzlaff, bearing S. by E., distance 15 miles, should steer: On making the Light Vessel, bearing N.W., they should steer so as to pass her on the Starboard hand, u North Westerly course. bringing her to the Southward of West. After passing her, they should not bring her to the Southward of S.E. by E. † E., making du allowance for the setting of the Tides over the North Bank. When about sinking her Hull, the Tower will be seen, and the cours prescribed by Captain Collinson's Directions can then be followed.

When a vessel is observed running into danger, a Gun is fired from the Light Vessel to attract attention, and the Signal of the Cours that should be steered is then exhibited. A ship's Signal Lamp is shown on board from sunset to sunrise.

A Meteorological Register and Tide Table are kept by the Master of the Light Vessel, copies of which can be had gratis o

True Copy, application at this Office.

W. WOODGATE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The two following Ordinances, read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held this day, are published for general information.

By Order,

Council Room, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th December, 1856.

R

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

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Repeal of Ordinance

No. 6 of 1855, and re- vivor of Ordinance No.

6 of 1854, (except Sec- tion 5.)

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1856.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of th Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentia and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislati Council of Hongkong.

An Ordinance for Intestates' Estates.

[

December, 1856.]

Be it enacted and ordained, by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of th Legislative Council thereof, as follows :-

I. Ordinance No. 5 of 1855 is hereby repealed, and Ordinance No. 6 of 1854 (with the exception Section Five of the last-mentioned Ordinance) is hereby revived.

II. The Officer administering the Government of this Colony, shall from time to time, as occasion sh require, repay or make good to any persons preferring and duly proving their Claims to the same after Ca Subsequent claims to fiscation thereof for Colonial purposes under Section Three of Ordinance No. 6 of 1854, all Funds s bo made good out of confiscated; and all Monies in the Treasury forming part of, or arising from, the general Revenue of th the General Revenue said Colony, shall be applicable in so repaying or making good the same.

of the Colony,

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No. 135.

JOHN BOWRING.

The Hongkong. Government Gazette. [No. 76.—DECEMBER 13, 1856.

PROCLAMATION.

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.

A Free Pardon is hereby granted unto WONG-AHSHING, convicted of Piracy in October last, and now in Gaol under Sentence of Transportation for Fifteen Years.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 12th Day of December, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department. Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, has received from Her Majesty's Consul in Shanghae, the following Notice to Mariners, which His Excellency has directed to be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong, 12th December, 1856.

W. WOODGATE.

Office of Maritime. Customs, Shanghae, 20th November, 1856. With reference to a Notification from this Office, dated 27th October, 1855: Notice is hereby given, that a Tower has been erectci, on the South Shore of the Yangtsze Keang, at Kew Toan. It is a plain structure of Brick, painted Red and White. Its heigh

is 70 feet.

It bears from the Light Vessel N. 63° West, distance 16 miles.

The Trees upon Block House Island from it N. 15° West, distance 8 miles. The Light Vessel is moored in 43 fathoms at low water, and bears N. by W. W. from Gutzlaff Island, from which she is distar 23 miles, and 1 mile from the Southern Spit of the North Bank. Ships leaving Gutzlaff, bearing S. by E., distance 15 miles, should steer: On making the Light Vessel, bearing N.W., they should steer so as to pass her on the Starboard hand, u North Westerly course. bringing her to the Southward of West. After passing her, they should not bring her to the Southward of S.E. by E. † E., making du allowance for the setting of the Tides over the North Bank. When about sinking her Hull, the Tower will be seen, and the cours prescribed by Captain Collinson's Directions can then be followed.

When a vessel is observed running into danger, a Gun is fired from the Light Vessel to attract attention, and the Signal of the Cours that should be steered is then exhibited. A ship's Signal Lamp is shown on board from sunset to sunrise.

A Meteorological Register and Tide Table are kept by the Master of the Light Vessel, copies of which can be had gratis o

True Copy, application at this Office.

W. WOODGATE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The two following Ordinances, read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held this day, are published for general information.

By Order,

Council Room, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th December, 1856.

R

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

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Repeal of Ordinance

No. 6 of 1855, and re- vivor of Ordinance No.

6 of 1854, (except Sec- tion 5.)

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1856.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of th Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentia and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislati Council of Hongkong.

An Ordinance for Intestates' Estates.

[

December, 1856.]

Be it enacted and ordained, by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of th Legislative Council thereof, as follows :-

I. Ordinance No. 5 of 1855 is hereby repealed, and Ordinance No. 6 of 1854 (with the exception Section Five of the last-mentioned Ordinance) is hereby revived.

II. The Officer administering the Government of this Colony, shall from time to time, as occasion sh require, repay or make good to any persons preferring and duly proving their Claims to the same after Ca Subsequent claims to fiscation thereof for Colonial purposes under Section Three of Ordinance No. 6 of 1854, all Funds s bo made good out of confiscated; and all Monies in the Treasury forming part of, or arising from, the general Revenue of th the General Revenue said Colony, shall be applicable in so repaying or making good the same.

of the Colony,

No. 76. DECEMBER 13, 1856.] The Hongkong Government Gazette.

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Power to unsuccess-

II. It shall be lawful for any Claimant, under Section Two of this Ordinance, in case his Claim shall not be allowed by the said Officer, to present his summary Petition in that behalf to the Supreme Court in ful Claimants to Peti- Equity, against the Queen's Attorney General as Respondent thereto; and if he shall verify his said Claim tion the Supreme Court

in Equity. by Evidence to the satisfaction of the said Supreme Court, it shall be the duty of the said Court to make such Order in the premises as justice shall require; and upon the application of the same or any other Claimant or Person, or of the said Attorney General, from time to time to vary the same and to enforce every such Order according to the practice of the Supreme Court: subject nevertheless to such Appeal to His Appeal to the Go- Excellency in Executive Council as the said Attorney General; or any of the said partics, may think fit to vernor in Council. prefer.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

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No. of 1856.

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 for the better Repression of Certain Diseases.

[ December, 1856.]

Whereas the alarming increase of the cases of Venereal Disease within this Colony hath been attended with most pernicious results, and it is desirable to confer upon the Executive some Authority for taking measures to arrest the further progress thereof: Be it enacted and ordained, by His Excellency the Go- vernor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in manner following:-

I. The

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shall be the The persons charged with the execution of person charged with the execution of this Ordinance (except so far as relates to Patients belonging to Her this Ordinance. Majesty's Sea or Land Forces); and the respective Surgeons of the Ships-of-War, Regiments, or Corps, to which such last-mentioned Patients belong, shall be the persons charged with the execution of this Ordinance, so far as relates to such last-mentioned Patients respectively.

Penalties

upon per- sons having connec-

II. Every person who, being ill of Syphilis or Gonorrhea, shall have Carnal Connection with other

any person, shall, upon being thereof convicted in a summary way before any Justice of the Peace, for every such tion, &c., during ill- offence forfeit and pay unto the Crown a penalty not exceeding Four Hundred Dollars, nor less than Two ness. Hundred Dollars, to be levied of his or her Goods and Chattels by Warrant of Distress and Sale, under the hand of the same, or any other Justice of the Peace, in default of payment; and Payment thereof may be likewise enforced by his or her Imprisonment, if such Justice shall think fit.

The like penalty III. Every person aiding, abetting, or procuring any such Offence, as in the last Section is specified, and.

upon Procurers and every person in whose house or dwelling, and to whose knowledge or information or belief, any such Offence as Owners of Houses, &c. aforesaid shall have been committed, and who shall not immediately give information thereof unto a Justice of the Peace, or unto the said

or other proper Officer, shall, upon conviction thereof before any Justice of the Peace in a summary way, for every such his or her offence, forfeit and pay the like penalty, and to be levied and enforced in like manner in default of payment, as in the said Section next immediately preceding is expressed.

thereof.

IV. Every person ill of either of the said Diseases, or in whose house or dwelling, and to whose know- Reports of Diseases to be given to the ledge or information or belief there shall happen to be any person ill of either of the said Diseases, is hereby proper authority, and required to make an immediate Report thereof to the person charged with the execution of this Ordinance, power to visit aud and to give to the person so charged free access at all times afterwards to the said house or dwelling, and inspect the persons ill to every part thereof, and also to himself or herself or the person so ill as aforesaid; and every person so ill as aforesaid, shall at all times thereafter, during his or her illness, attend, and also suffer himself or herself to be attended by the person charged with the execution of this Ordinance and his proper officer, at such houses and places to be appointed by the person so charged from time to time, and submit to such visitation and corporal or other inspection according to Medical Usage or Practice, for the better ascertaining of his or her state of Health, as the person so charged shall from time to time appoint; and in case any person shall offend against any of the provisions in this Section contained, he or she shall for every such Offence, being thereof convicted before a Justice of the Peace in a summary way, forfeit and pay to the Crown a penalty not exceeding Three Hundred Dollars, nor less than One Hundred Dollars, to be levied and enforced in default of payment by Warrant of Distress and Sale, and if it be thought fit, by Imprisonment until payment, in like manner and form as by Section Two is hereinbefore provided.

V. It is the duty of the person charged with the execution of this Ordinance diligently to afford to every person so ill and so reported as aforesaid, all such Medical Aid and Treatment as the nature of his or her Disease may require, and to superintend and see to the due and regular provision and administration of his or her Medicine and Diet, and of all other matters requisite in the premises, and to exercise and enforce all and singular the powers and authorities by this Ordinance vested in the person so charged with the execution thereof.

person

Duties of this charged with the exe- cution of this Ordin-

auce,

VI. After the Recovery or Cure of any such person who shall have been so reported, visited, and Certificate of reco- inspected as aforesaid for either of the said Diseases, he or she shall, upon demand, receive from the person very or cure. charged with the execution of this Ordinance, or proper officer in that behalf, a Certificate in Writing of such Recovery or Cure, which Certificate shall be received and taken in every Court and Place socver, as conclu- sive Proof of the matters therein appearing.

VII. In addition to any Penalty which, under Sections Two, Three, and Four of this Ordinance, a Justice of the Peace hath power to inflict, the said Justice may also, for the same offence, sentence the offender to Imprisonment with or without hard labour for the terms following: that is to say, (if the Offence be against Section Two or Section Three,) for a term not exceeding Two Months nor less than Two Weeks; and (if the offence be against Section Four,) for a term not exceeding One Month nor less than One Weck.

Imprisonment in addition to money pe- nalties.

VIII. So long only as any person who may be or become liable to any Penalty at common law by Act Indemnity to per- of Parliament, or under Division Five of Section Three of Ordinance No. 14 of 1845, for Keeping a House or sons conforming them- Building for the occupation or resort of Public Prostitutes, except where the same shall be to the annoyance selves.

of

any person, shall conform and continue to conform himself or herself to all the enactments in this Ŏrdin- ance contained, such person shall be indemnified against all such his or her Liability in the premises, and may,

if sucd or prosecuted in respect thereof, allege or plead this Ordinance in bar of such suit or prosecution.

IX. No offender against any of the enactments in this Ordinance contained, shall be entitled to any Benefit or Indemnity whatsoever under Section Eight of this Ordinance.

Section 'VIII not to be any indemnity to offenders against this

Ordinance.

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II. It shall be lawful for any Claimant, under Section Two of this Ordinance, in case his Claim shall not be allowed by the said Officer, to present his summary Petition in that behalf to the Supreme Court in ful Claimants to Peti- Equity, against the Queen's Attorney General as Respondent thereto; and if he shall verify his said Claim tion the Supreme Court

in Equity. by Evidence to the satisfaction of the said Supreme Court, it shall be the duty of the said Court to make such Order in the premises as justice shall require; and upon the application of the same or any other Claimant or Person, or of the said Attorney General, from time to time to vary the same and to enforce every such Order according to the practice of the Supreme Court: subject nevertheless to such Appeal to His Appeal to the Go- Excellency in Executive Council as the said Attorney General; or any of the said partics, may think fit to vernor in Council. prefer.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

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No. of 1856.

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 for the better Repression of Certain Diseases.

[ December, 1856.]

Whereas the alarming increase of the cases of Venereal Disease within this Colony hath been attended with most pernicious results, and it is desirable to confer upon the Executive some Authority for taking measures to arrest the further progress thereof: Be it enacted and ordained, by His Excellency the Go- vernor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in manner following:-

I. The

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3

shall be the The persons charged with the execution of person charged with the execution of this Ordinance (except so far as relates to Patients belonging to Her this Ordinance. Majesty's Sea or Land Forces); and the respective Surgeons of the Ships-of-War, Regiments, or Corps, to which such last-mentioned Patients belong, shall be the persons charged with the execution of this Ordinance, so far as relates to such last-mentioned Patients respectively.

Penalties

upon per- sons having connec-

II. Every person who, being ill of Syphilis or Gonorrhea, shall have Carnal Connection with other

any person, shall, upon being thereof convicted in a summary way before any Justice of the Peace, for every such tion, &c., during ill- offence forfeit and pay unto the Crown a penalty not exceeding Four Hundred Dollars, nor less than Two ness. Hundred Dollars, to be levied of his or her Goods and Chattels by Warrant of Distress and Sale, under the hand of the same, or any other Justice of the Peace, in default of payment; and Payment thereof may be likewise enforced by his or her Imprisonment, if such Justice shall think fit.

The like penalty III. Every person aiding, abetting, or procuring any such Offence, as in the last Section is specified, and.

upon Procurers and every person in whose house or dwelling, and to whose knowledge or information or belief, any such Offence as Owners of Houses, &c. aforesaid shall have been committed, and who shall not immediately give information thereof unto a Justice of the Peace, or unto the said

or other proper Officer, shall, upon conviction thereof before any Justice of the Peace in a summary way, for every such his or her offence, forfeit and pay the like penalty, and to be levied and enforced in like manner in default of payment, as in the said Section next immediately preceding is expressed.

thereof.

IV. Every person ill of either of the said Diseases, or in whose house or dwelling, and to whose know- Reports of Diseases to be given to the ledge or information or belief there shall happen to be any person ill of either of the said Diseases, is hereby proper authority, and required to make an immediate Report thereof to the person charged with the execution of this Ordinance, power to visit aud and to give to the person so charged free access at all times afterwards to the said house or dwelling, and inspect the persons ill to every part thereof, and also to himself or herself or the person so ill as aforesaid; and every person so ill as aforesaid, shall at all times thereafter, during his or her illness, attend, and also suffer himself or herself to be attended by the person charged with the execution of this Ordinance and his proper officer, at such houses and places to be appointed by the person so charged from time to time, and submit to such visitation and corporal or other inspection according to Medical Usage or Practice, for the better ascertaining of his or her state of Health, as the person so charged shall from time to time appoint; and in case any person shall offend against any of the provisions in this Section contained, he or she shall for every such Offence, being thereof convicted before a Justice of the Peace in a summary way, forfeit and pay to the Crown a penalty not exceeding Three Hundred Dollars, nor less than One Hundred Dollars, to be levied and enforced in default of payment by Warrant of Distress and Sale, and if it be thought fit, by Imprisonment until payment, in like manner and form as by Section Two is hereinbefore provided.

V. It is the duty of the person charged with the execution of this Ordinance diligently to afford to every person so ill and so reported as aforesaid, all such Medical Aid and Treatment as the nature of his or her Disease may require, and to superintend and see to the due and regular provision and administration of his or her Medicine and Diet, and of all other matters requisite in the premises, and to exercise and enforce all and singular the powers and authorities by this Ordinance vested in the person so charged with the execution thereof.

person

Duties of this charged with the exe- cution of this Ordin-

auce,

VI. After the Recovery or Cure of any such person who shall have been so reported, visited, and Certificate of reco- inspected as aforesaid for either of the said Diseases, he or she shall, upon demand, receive from the person very or cure. charged with the execution of this Ordinance, or proper officer in that behalf, a Certificate in Writing of such Recovery or Cure, which Certificate shall be received and taken in every Court and Place socver, as conclu- sive Proof of the matters therein appearing.

VII. In addition to any Penalty which, under Sections Two, Three, and Four of this Ordinance, a Justice of the Peace hath power to inflict, the said Justice may also, for the same offence, sentence the offender to Imprisonment with or without hard labour for the terms following: that is to say, (if the Offence be against Section Two or Section Three,) for a term not exceeding Two Months nor less than Two Weeks; and (if the offence be against Section Four,) for a term not exceeding One Month nor less than One Weck.

Imprisonment in addition to money pe- nalties.

VIII. So long only as any person who may be or become liable to any Penalty at common law by Act Indemnity to per- of Parliament, or under Division Five of Section Three of Ordinance No. 14 of 1845, for Keeping a House or sons conforming them- Building for the occupation or resort of Public Prostitutes, except where the same shall be to the annoyance selves.

of

any person, shall conform and continue to conform himself or herself to all the enactments in this Ŏrdin- ance contained, such person shall be indemnified against all such his or her Liability in the premises, and may,

if sucd or prosecuted in respect thereof, allege or plead this Ordinance in bar of such suit or prosecution.

IX. No offender against any of the enactments in this Ordinance contained, shall be entitled to any Benefit or Indemnity whatsoever under Section Eight of this Ordinance.

Section 'VIII not to be any indemnity to offenders against this

Ordinance.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 76.-DECEMBER 13, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

next GENERAL MAILS, per Steamer “Norna," will close on SUNDAY, the

The usual Sur | 14th instant," at 6 o'clock r.M. PLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 10 o'clock A.M., or a late Fce of 6d.; and from 10 o'clock A.M. to 1 o'clock r.M. for a late Fee of 1s.

Letters posted between the hours of 10 and 1 o'clock must be Prepaid.

Wм. CHAPMAN,

Acting Post-Master.

Hongkong, 13th December, 1856.

Steam for

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

Also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

THE

HE PENINSUlar & Oriental Steam Naviga- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “NORNA,” Captain ROGERS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- sengers, Specie, and Cargo, for the above Places, will leave this on MONDAY, the 15th December, at 2 P.M.

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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.

ROBT. S. WALKER,

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 1st December, 1856.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG INSOLVENCY Jurisdiction.

In the matter of the Insolvency of JOSEPH E. RICHARDSON, late of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkung, a Prisoner for Debt in the Gaol of Victoria.

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OTICE is hereby given, that the ESTATE and EFFECTS of the said Prisoner have been vested the Provisional Assignee by order of this Court ; and that the Schedule of the above named prisoner has been filed in the said Court, and that it is ordered that the said Prisoner be brought up for Examination at the SUPREME Court House, Vic- TORIA, on Wednesday, the 17th day of December, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, at 12 o'clock Noon; and in case any Creditor intends to oppose the discharge of such prisoner, he must give notice in writing of such his intention to the Court, and such Prisoner two clear days, exclusive of Sunday, prior to the day of hearing.

By the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar.

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NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr D. K. MASON in our Firm, ceased on the 30th September lust.

JOHN BURD & Co. Hongkong, 13th October, 1856.

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In the Estate of WILLIAM COWPER, Captain, Royal Engineers, deceased. LL Persons having Claims against, or being indebted to, the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned.

W. T. O. STUART, Lieut., Commanding Royal Engineer, Head Quarters House,

Hongkong, 13th December, 1856,

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. In Equity,

IT

STEPHENSON v. Munnow.

T IS HEREBY NOTIFIED,-that all Monics now or henceforth to become payable to the tate firm of MORROW, STEPHENSON' and Company, be paid to JOSEPH FROST EDGER, Esq., (or his Deputy,) he having been lawfully appointed Receiver in the said suit by virtue of an Order of this Honora- ble Court; the receipts of the said JosEPH FROST EDGER being alone good discharges for such monies.

Dated the 13th day of Noveniber, 1856.

GASKELL & BROWN, Complainants' Solicilors,

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

that Mr F. BLACK-

HEAD, of the Store-ship “Hornet,” is au-

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG,thorized to perform the Duties of PACKET AGENT

Chief Justice.

PURS

In Equity.

STEPHENSON ♥. MURROW.

at Whampoa, until further notice.

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WM. CHAPMAN, Acting l'osl-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st November, 1856.

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In the Estate of ALEXANDER RYRIE, Master Mariner, deceased.

LL Persons having claims against or being in- debted to the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forthwith.

P. RYRIE, Administrator.

Dated 17th November, 1856.

URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, made in a cause, Stephenson against Murrow, the several CREDitors, within this Jurisdiction or the Empire of China, or persons within the said Jurisdiction or Empire, claiming to be Creditors, of, or to have any Incumbrances upon the Estate and Effects of YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON, lately carrying on Business in Co-partnership together under the Firm and Style of MURROW, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the Tenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, are, by themselves or their Solicitors, on or before the Twenty-second day of February next N Assignment of the Property, Real and Personal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of CAN- ensuing, to come in and prove their said Claims

TON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been before His Honor the CHIEF JUSTICE of Hongkong, at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the under- Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will be peremp-signed, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and torily excluded the benefit of the said Decree. Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1856.

FREDERICK S. HUFFUM, .

Judge's Clerk.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG, In Equity.

Chief Justice.

of

STEPHENSON v. Murrow.

URSUANT Dree Mf the Wupreme Court PURSUANT 19, in its Equitable Jurisdiction, made in a cause, Stephenson against Murrow, the several CREDITORS, without this Jurisdiction or the Empire of China, or persons without the said Juris- diction or Empire claiming to be Creditors of, or to have any incumbrances upon, the Estate and Effects of YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON, lately carrying on Business in Co-partnership together under the Firm and Style of Murrow, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the Tenth day of May, One thow- and eight hundred and fifty-four are, by themselves or their Solicitors, on or before the Thirtieth day of June A.D. 1857, to come in and prove their said Claims before His Honor the CHIEF JUSTICE OF HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court House of be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Victoria, Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will

Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, a.d. 1856.

FREDERICK 8. HUFFFUM, Judge's Clerk.

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NOTICE.

recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton : I hereby give notice to all concerned to make pay. wen to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

Canton, 7th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing

T Port, between the undersigned, exder at this of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this dar

by lapse of time and untual consent. The outstand- ing Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION Business will 06 conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- PORK under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, Jr., G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

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FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Muil.” TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with all CHARGES—Tea, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.- PRICE, $12 per Annum. Bingle Copies, Thirty-sis 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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THE

Hongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 20TH DECEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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VOL. II. No. 77.

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.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

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

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Crown Rents due for the current Half-year will be payable on the 25th Instant, nd for Twenty-one days following.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th December, 1856.

No. 136.

W. 'T. MERCER,—President,

J. HYNDMAN,

H. REINHARD, } Members,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is given to the Chinese Inhabitants of Victoria,-

That every one going out after dark, must carry a Lantern :

of the Colonial Treasury Commission.

That from Ten o'clock at night till Gun Fire, any one found in the Streets will be taken up: That any one in the employ of Public Offices, or Private Establishinents, who may be sent out by his

employer during the above period, must be furnished with a Pass and a Lantern.

A printed Notification to the above effect in the Chinese Language has been circulated fully throughout the Cinose Community.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 16th December, 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

Chief Superin-

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, LL.D., Her Britannic Majesty's Plenipotentiom dent of British Trade in China, has appointed Patrick Stewart, Esquire, to act as Brits Consular Agent at Waco, pending reference to Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong, 13th December, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. WOODGATE.

Diplomatic Department,

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, LL.D., Her Britannic Majesty's Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., &c., received a Communication from H.M.C.M. Consul General in China, to the effect that the Masters of all sels, whether National or Foreign, bound to any Port in the Spanish Dominions, are expected to deposit with the Consul in the port of her departure Duplicate Manifests of their Cargoes, describing the Marks, Numbers, of Packages, and their Contents, in order that they may be certified by the Consul, who is not to require any Fee,

to return to the Master one of the said Duplicate Manifests.

This is published for the information of all concerned.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th December, 1856.

W. WOODGATE.

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POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 77.-DECEMBER 20, 1856.

NOTICE.

INSTRUCTIONS have been received from the

ERCHANTS and others lately resident at

CONSUL GENERAL FOR SPAIN IN CHINA, under Canton are particularly requested to in- timate to the Actino Post-MASTER, to whom they date the 15th instant, to give Notice, for Public in- wish their Correspondence delivered, or how other-formation,-that, in compliance with the Decree of wise disposed of; as, until further Notice, no Letters, Her Catholic Majesty, dated 5th May last, the Mas- ters of all vessels bound to any Spanish Port, laden &c., can be forwarded to Canton, unless such as may be Prepaid, and addressed to Persons in Her Ma- with Goods or Treasure, must, if from this Port,have jesty's Service,

their Manifests, IN Duplicate, viséd (gratis) by the WM. CHAPMAN.

undersigned—one of which will be returned to then, Acting Post-Master. and the other kept for the purposes for which it is

required.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th December, 1856.

In the Estate of LEONG-ASSU, of Victoria, Hongkong, Shopkeeper, deceased.

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LL, Persons having claims against, or being indebted to, the above Estate, are requested

to forward particulars of the same to the TUCK-

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Parties not complying with this requisition will have to bear, at their destination, the consequence of such non-compliance.

L. J. GUTIERREZ, Vice-Consul for Spain. Hongkong, 18th December, 1856.

CHEONG Shop in Lower Bazaar, to the undersigned | In the Estate of LEE KIP TYE, of Victoria, Hong- forthwith.

LEONG-CHUN-SHE,

LEONG-MAN-FOON,

Administrators.

Hongkong, 19th December, 1856.

店昌德環上

咸豐六年十一月廿二

承辦人梁萬寬梁陳氏謹啟

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kong, Merchant, deceased,

LL Persons having Claims against, or being

indebted to,

the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forthwith.

G. COOPER TURNER, Solicitor for the Administrator,

LEK KIP BEE.

Dated 5th November, 1856.

者梁亞

咸豐六年十 承辦人谷巴丹拿狀

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

In Equity,

IT

STEPHENSON v. MURROW.

T IS HEREBY NOTIFIED,—that all Monics now or henceforth to become payable to the tate firm of MURROW, Stephenson and Company, be paid to JOSEPH FROST EDGER, Esq., (or his Deputy,) he having been lawfully appointed heceiver in the said suit by virtue of an Order of this Honora ble Court; the receipts of the said JosKPR FROST EDGER being alone good discharges for such monies,

Dated the 13th day of November, 1856.

GASKELL & BROWN, Complainants' Solicitors.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG,

In Equity.

Chief Justice.

STEPHENSON v. MURROW. URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court

PURS

of Hongkong, made in a cause, Stephenson against Murrow, the several CREDITORS, within this Jurisdiction or the Empire of China, or persuni within the said Jurisdiction or Empire, claiming t be Creditors, of, or to have any Incumbrances upor the Estate and Effects of YORICK JONES MURROV and JAMES STEPHENSON, lately carrying on Busines in Co-partnership together under the Firm and Styl of Murrow, Stephenson and Company, and whic Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on th Tenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred an fifty-four, are, by themselves or their Solicitors o or before the Twenty-second day of February ne. ensuing, to come, in and prove their said Chain before His Honor the Cuief Justice of Hongkon at his Chambers in the Court House of Victori Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will be perem

#before

處到人有傑傑 torily excluded the beneit of the said Decree 以谷債李泰

Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1836.

FREDERICK S. HUFFUM,

Judge's Clerk.

BRAIN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKON

明到人有陳梁

德債梁氏萬亞 昌目亞承寬蘇 店祈蘇辦其身 以印欠家媳故 便送到業婦其

查丹新泰辦故

明拿卽欠家其

啟日查單各如梁姪

In re NATHANIEL CROSBY, THE YOUNGER,

deceased.

In re ABEL POYER, deceused.

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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 27th day of December, 1856 ; or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of ADMINISTRATION; failing which, Ad- ministration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court.

By the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar.

In re JOHN HOLLMAN, deceased.

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GOOLAM HUSSEN, BALLIRAM,

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́OTICE.—All claims against the above Estates

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must be proved before the Official ADMI- NISTRATOR, before the 20th day of June, 1857, 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, Registrar-Officiul Administrator.

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In the Estate of WILLIAM COWPER, Captain, Royal Engineers, deceased.

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LL Persons having Claims against, or being indebted to, the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned.

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W. T. O. STUART,

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Chief Justice.

In Equity.

STEPHENSON v. Murrow.

URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Co of Hongkong, in its Equitable Jurisdicti

PUR

****nade in a cause, Stephenson against Murrott,-

NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property, Real and Personal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co. of Can- TON, FOOCHOW, and ShanghaE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the under- signed, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton: hereby give notice to all concerned to make pay- men to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

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OLIVER JI. PERRY.

Canton. 7th Angust, 1855,

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION, OTICE is hereby given, that Mr F. BLACK-

& -

thorized to perform the Duties of PACKET AGENT at Whampoa, until further notice.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st November, 1856.

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In the Estate of ALEXANDER RYRIE, Master Mariner, deceased.

LL Persons having claims against or being in- debted to the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forthwith.

P. RYRIE, Administrator.

Dated 17th November, 1856.

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail."

Lieul, Commanding Royal Engineer, A TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with

Quarters House.

Hongkong, 13th December, 1856.

all CHARGES---Ten, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avoirdupois.

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several CREDITORS, without this Jurisdiction or Empire of China, or persons without the sail Ju diction or Empire claiming to be Creditors of, o have any incumbrances upon,, the Estate and Eff of YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES Stephen: lately carrying on Business in Co-partnership toge under the Firm and Style of MURROW, STEPHEN AND COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased was dissolved on the Tenth day of May, One i sand eight hundred and fifly-four are, by thems or their Solicitors, on or before the Thirtieth da June 4.D. 1857, to come in and prove their Claims before His Honor the CHIEf Justici HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court Hou Victoria, Hongk:ng; or in default thereof, they be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1856. FREDERICK S. HUFFFU

Judge's Clerk.

NOTICE.

[\HE PARTNERSHIP beretofore existing › Port, between the undersigned, under the of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires th by lapse of time and untual consent. The out ing Accounts will be settled by either Partne a strictly AGEncy & Commission Business conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF! PORK under the Style of WILLIAMS, AN] & Co.

C. D. WILLIA H. ANTHON, G. L. HASKEI

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hong PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Ti

Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and un Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cen half of these charges for esch Repetition.

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 27TH DECEMBER, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. II. No. 78.

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.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that the Crown Rents due for the current Half-year will be payable on the 25th Instant, and for Twenty-one days.following.

W. T. MERCER,-President,

J. HYNDMAN,

H. REINHARD,} Members,

of the Colonial Treasury Commission.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th December, 1856.·

No. 137.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Agents and Masters of Steamers and other Vessels carrying Chinese Passengers from the Canton River or else- where, are desired to warn such Passengers against landing between the hours of 10 P.M. and Daybreak, as the recent Police Regulation will be strictly carried out,

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d December, 1856.

No. 138.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that, as some anxiety is reported to be felt among the Community in the present unsettled state of affairs in the neighbourhood of this Colony, it has been thought advisable by the Government to adopt certain precautionary measures for securing the peace of the City and the safety of the inhabitants and property.

The Police Force has been increased by 20 European and 50 Indian Constables, and steps have been taken for its greater efficiency and fuller supervision; a reserved Auxiliary force of 40 Europeans has been organized; and a Military Piquet will be stationed in the most convenient position obtainable within the Town.

But His Excellency The Governor has given his best consideration to a proposal made by certain Gentlemen who recently waited on His Excellency and the Executive Council, and has resolved to invite the respectable Members of the Community to form themselves into a Special Constabulary, from which it is in contemplation to organize a Fire Brigade; and His Excellency directs it to be notified, that at 1 P.M. on Tuesday next the 30th instant, the Gentlemen whose Names will be posted on the door of the Supreme Court are desired to attend at the Chief Magistrates' Court, for the purpose of being enrolled as Special Constables, and they will be there further instructed in the duties to be entrusted to them.

By Order,

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Victo, Hongkong, 24th December, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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No. 139.

JOHN BOWRING.

The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 78.-DECEMBER 27, 1856.

PROCLAMATION.

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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 Pienipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen, conveyed through The Right Honourable The Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 3 of 1856, entitled "An Ordinance to declare certain Acts of the Imperial Parliament to be in force in the Colony of Hongkong:"- Now, therefore, it is hereby declared that the said Ordinance has been so approved, and confirmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

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Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 26th Day of December, 1856.

No. 140.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Community is hereby informed, that a Circular in Chinese has been addressed to the Native Population, to the effect that, considering the large numbers of the Chinese Inhabitants, and the difficulty of distinguishing between the good and the bad, in future all Chinese coming here to open shops, or to take charge of a business, are required to give notice of the fact to the Registrar General, and are punishable on neglect: also, that the Tepo and the neigh- bours occupying the next two Shops or Houses on either side of the House so opened as above, are required to give notice in similar course, and will be held responsible for any omission in this respect.

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th December, 1856,

No. 141.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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It is hereby notified, that J. B. CLUFF, Esq., has been appointed Acting Assistant Superintendent of Police from this date, pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

W. T MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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THE

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th December, 1856.

NOTICE.

THE usual St-tutory MEETING of the "BRI- 1ISH CHURCH SOCIETY "of Canton, will be held on TUESDAY, the 30th instant, at 11 A.M., in the Temporary Office of the British Consulate, within the Government Offices here.

The Accounts will be submitted to the inspection of the Meeting.

A full attendance is requested, it being expected that important General Business will be laid before the Meeting.

By Order of Her Britannic Majesty's Consul,

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER,

Vice-Consul.

Office of the British Consulate for Canton,

Government Offices, Hongkong,

THE

22d December, 1856.

NOTICE.

THE ARCHIVES of H. B. M.'s Consulate at CANTON, are for the time transferred to the GOVERNMENT OFFICES, HONGKONG, where any Official Communications to H. M.'s Consul can, until further notice, be addressed.

By Order of Her Britannic Majesty's Consul,

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER, Vice-Consul.

Office of the British Consulate for Canton, Government Offices, Hongkong,

226 December, 1856.

NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on MONDAY the 5th day of January 1857, at 12 o'clock Noon.

By order of the Court. WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

In re JOHN HOLLMAN, deceased.

GOOLAM HUSSEN,

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Norice

BALLIRAM,

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POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. AILS for BOMBAY, EUROPE, &c., per Steamer "Formosa,” will close on MONDAY NEXT, the 29th instant, at 6 v.m.

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A SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the of Sixpence; and from 11 till 12 P.M., for a late fee of following Morning from 9 till 11 A.M., for a late fee

One Shilling,-after which hour no letters will be received.

Letters posted between 11 and 12 must be pre- paid.

WM. CHAPMAN,

Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Hongkong, 26th December, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

NOTICED, given,hips Hornet," is au-

TOTICE is hereby given, that Mr F. BLACK-

thorized to perform the Duties of PACKET AGENT at Whampoa, until further notice.

WM. CHAPMAN,

Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st November, 1856.

MER

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION,

ERCHANTS and others lately resident at

Canton are particularly requested to in

timate to the ACTING POST-MASTER, to whom they wish their Correspondence delivered, or how other- &c., can be forwarded to Canton, unless such as may wise disposed of; as, until further Notice, no Letters Prepaid, and addressed to P'ersons in Her Ma- jesty's Service.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

18th December, 1856.

A

In the Estate of ALEXANDER RYRIE, Master Mariner, deceased.

LL Persons having claims against or being in- debted to the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned

-All claims against the above Estates must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMI- NISTRATOR, before the 20th day of June, 1857, otherwise they will not be included in the Schen.e of Division. All Persons indebted to the said Estates forthwith. are requested to make immediate payment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar-Official Administrator.

Dated 17th November, 1856.

P. RYRIE, Administrator.

In the Estate of LEE KIP TY E, of Victoriu, Hong• kong, Merchant, deceased,

LL Persons having Claims against, or being

A1 indebted to, the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forthwith.

G. COOPER TURNER, Solicitor for the Administrator,

LEK KIP BEE.

Dated 5th November, 1856.

咸豐六年十月初 承

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啟者李

師單各如李李

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狀送到業弟

NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property. Real and Personal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co, of CAN- TON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the under signed, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton : I hereby give notice to all concerned to make pay- men to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

Canton, 7th August, 1855.

A

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail.” TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with all CHARGES—Ten, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avot,dupois.

2

No. 139.

JOHN BOWRING.

The Hongkong Government Gazette. [No. 78.-DECEMBER 27, 1856.

PROCLAMATION.

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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 Pienipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen, conveyed through The Right Honourable The Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 3 of 1856, entitled "An Ordinance to declare certain Acts of the Imperial Parliament to be in force in the Colony of Hongkong:"- Now, therefore, it is hereby declared that the said Ordinance has been so approved, and confirmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

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Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 26th Day of December, 1856.

No. 140.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Community is hereby informed, that a Circular in Chinese has been addressed to the Native Population, to the effect that, considering the large numbers of the Chinese Inhabitants, and the difficulty of distinguishing between the good and the bad, in future all Chinese coming here to open shops, or to take charge of a business, are required to give notice of the fact to the Registrar General, and are punishable on neglect: also, that the Tepo and the neigh- bours occupying the next two Shops or Houses on either side of the House so opened as above, are required to give notice in similar course, and will be held responsible for any omission in this respect.

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th December, 1856,

No. 141.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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It is hereby notified, that J. B. CLUFF, Esq., has been appointed Acting Assistant Superintendent of Police from this date, pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

W. T MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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THE

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th December, 1856.

NOTICE.

THE usual St-tutory MEETING of the "BRI- 1ISH CHURCH SOCIETY "of Canton, will be held on TUESDAY, the 30th instant, at 11 A.M., in the Temporary Office of the British Consulate, within the Government Offices here.

The Accounts will be submitted to the inspection of the Meeting.

A full attendance is requested, it being expected that important General Business will be laid before the Meeting.

By Order of Her Britannic Majesty's Consul,

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER,

Vice-Consul.

Office of the British Consulate for Canton,

Government Offices, Hongkong,

THE

22d December, 1856.

NOTICE.

THE ARCHIVES of H. B. M.'s Consulate at CANTON, are for the time transferred to the GOVERNMENT OFFICES, HONGKONG, where any Official Communications to H. M.'s Consul can, until further notice, be addressed.

By Order of Her Britannic Majesty's Consul,

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER, Vice-Consul.

Office of the British Consulate for Canton, Government Offices, Hongkong,

226 December, 1856.

NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on MONDAY the 5th day of January 1857, at 12 o'clock Noon.

By order of the Court. WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

In re JOHN HOLLMAN, deceased.

GOOLAM HUSSEN,

"

Norice

BALLIRAM,

"7

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POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. AILS for BOMBAY, EUROPE, &c., per Steamer "Formosa,” will close on MONDAY NEXT, the 29th instant, at 6 v.m.

ΜΑ

A SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the of Sixpence; and from 11 till 12 P.M., for a late fee of following Morning from 9 till 11 A.M., for a late fee

One Shilling,-after which hour no letters will be received.

Letters posted between 11 and 12 must be pre- paid.

WM. CHAPMAN,

Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Hongkong, 26th December, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

NOTICED, given,hips Hornet," is au-

TOTICE is hereby given, that Mr F. BLACK-

thorized to perform the Duties of PACKET AGENT at Whampoa, until further notice.

WM. CHAPMAN,

Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st November, 1856.

MER

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION,

ERCHANTS and others lately resident at

Canton are particularly requested to in

timate to the ACTING POST-MASTER, to whom they wish their Correspondence delivered, or how other- &c., can be forwarded to Canton, unless such as may wise disposed of; as, until further Notice, no Letters Prepaid, and addressed to P'ersons in Her Ma- jesty's Service.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

18th December, 1856.

A

In the Estate of ALEXANDER RYRIE, Master Mariner, deceased.

LL Persons having claims against or being in- debted to the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned

-All claims against the above Estates must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMI- NISTRATOR, before the 20th day of June, 1857, otherwise they will not be included in the Schen.e of Division. All Persons indebted to the said Estates forthwith. are requested to make immediate payment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Registrar-Official Administrator.

Dated 17th November, 1856.

P. RYRIE, Administrator.

In the Estate of LEE KIP TY E, of Victoriu, Hong• kong, Merchant, deceased,

LL Persons having Claims against, or being

A1 indebted to, the above Estate, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned forthwith.

G. COOPER TURNER, Solicitor for the Administrator,

LEK KIP BEE.

Dated 5th November, 1856.

咸豐六年十月初 承

啟 辦人谷巴丹拿狀師

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啟者李

師單各如李李

處到人有傑傑 以谷債李泰 便巴目傑承身 查丹新泰辦故 明拿卽欠家其

狀送到業弟

NOTICE.

N Assignment of the Property. Real and Personal, of the Firm of WETMORE & Co, of CAN- TON, FOOCHOW, and SHANGHAE, CHINA, having been duly made on the 12th July, 1856, to the under signed, in trust for the benefit of their Creditors, and recorded in the United States Consulate at Canton : I hereby give notice to all concerned to make pay- men to me of all Sums due to, and to present to me any Claims against, the said Firm.

OLIVER H. PERRY.

Canton, 7th August, 1855.

A

FOR SALE.

At the Office of the “ China Mail.” TABLE, shewing the COST OF TEA, with all CHARGES—Ten, as bought by the Picul, and sold by the Pound Avot,dupois.

No. 78.-NOVEMBER 27, 1856.] The Hongkong Government Gazette.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

In Equity,

STEPHENSON v. Murrow.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG, In Equity.

Chief Justice.

STEPHENSON v. MURROW.

T IS HEREBY NOTIFIED,—that all Monies. now or henceforth to become payable to the how of MUUR, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, Hongkong, made in a cause, Stephenson URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court paid to JOSEPHI FROST EDGER, Esq., (or his against Murrow, the several CREDITORS, within ty,) he having been lawfully appointed Receiver this Jurisdiction or the Empire of China, or persons Po said suit, by virtue of an Order of this Honour-within the said Jurisdiction or Empire, claiming to

Curt; the receipts of the said JosKPR FROST sara being alone good discharges for such monies. Pated the 13th day of November, 1856.

GASKELL & BROWN, Complainants' Solicitors.

be Creditors of, or to have any Incumbrances upon

the Estate and Effects of Yorick Jones MURROW

and JAMES STEPHENSON, lately carrying on Business

in Co-partnership together under the Firm and Style

of MURROW, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, and which

Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG, Teuth day of May, One thousand eight hundred and

Chief Justice.

pu

In Equity.

STEPHENSON v. MURROW.

URSUANT to a Decree of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, in its Equitable Jurisdiction, rade in a cause, Stephenson against Murrow,—the veral CREDITORS, without this Jurisdiction or the Fpire of China, or persons without the said Juris- diction or Empire claiming to be Creditors of, or to Lave any incumbrances upon, the Estate and Effects of YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON, tely carrying on Business in Co-partnership together ler the Firm and Style of MURROW, STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, and which Co-partnership ceased and was dissolved on the Tenth day of May, One thou rd eight hundred and fifty-four, are, by themselves their Solicitors, on or before the Thirtieth day of Jane, A.D. 1857, to come in and prove their said

Claims before His Honour the CHIEF JUSTICE OF

HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, Hongkong; or in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, A.D. 1856.

FREDERICK S. HUFFUM,

Judge's Clerk

fifty-four, are, by themselves or their Solicitors on or before the Twenty-second day of February next ensuing, to come in and prove their said Claims before His Honour the CHIEF JUSTICE OF HONGKONG, at his Chambers in the Court House of Victoria, Hongkong, or in default thereof, they will be perenp torily excluded the benefit of the said Decree.

Dated the 22d day of November, a.d. 1856.

FREDERICK S. HUFFUM,

Judge's Clerk.

NOTICE.

THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing at this Port, between the undersigned, under the Style

by lapse of time and mutual consent. of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co., expires this day The outstand-

ng Accounts will be settled by either Partner; and a strictly AGENCY & COMMISSION BUSINESS will be

In the Estate of LEONG-ASSU, of Victoria, Hongkong, Shopkeeper, deccased.

3

LL Persons having claims against, or being

Aindebted to, the above Estate, are requested

to forward particulars of the same to the Tuck- forth with. CHEONG Shop in Lower Bazaar, to the undersigned

LEONG-CHUN-SHIE, LEONG-MAN-FOON, Administrators.

Hongkong, 19th December, 1856.

店昌德環上

咸豐六年十一月廿二

承辦人梁萬寬梁陳氏謹啟

conducted by them as Partners at the PORT OF SINGA- 啟日

PORX under the Style of WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.

C. D. WILLIAMS, H. ANTHON, JR., G. L. HASKELL.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1856.

明到人有陳梁判

德債梁氏萬亞 昌目亞承寬蘇 店祈蘇辦其身 以卽欠家媳故 便送到業婦其 查單各如梁姪

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-siz Cents.

TEENS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, Ons Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cents--One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

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NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 5TH JANUARY, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 27.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby given, thất a NxW 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.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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

By Order,

1855.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIÆ, REGINÆ.

No. 1 of 1856.-

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 continue in operation Ordinance No. 1 of 1855, “to enforce Neutrality during the " Contest now existing in China.”

[2d January, 1856.]

Whereas it is necessary for the Public Good that the Provisions of Ordinance No. 1 of 1855, entitled "An Ordinance to enforce Neutrality during the Contest now existing in China," be renewed and kept in operation beyond the First Day of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Six :--

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tinue in force until the

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, with the Provisions of Ordin Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, That all Provisions contained in the said Ordinance No. 1 of 1855 ance No. 1 of 1855 re- shall, from and after the passing of this Ordinance, be, and are hereby re-enacted; and that the same shall enacted, and to con- be, and are hereby to continue in force until the First Day of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred lat January, 1857. and Fifty-Seven.

JOHN BOWRING.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 2d Day of January, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro, Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

As it is important that all Merchants, Shipowners, and others likely to be engaged in the conveyance of Chinese migrants to the Colony of Victoria, (Australia,) should be informed as to the Legislation of that Colony in reference to such Emigrants: His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Chief. Superintendent of British Trade in China, has received Instructions from The Right Honorable The Earl of Clarendon to make known an Act passed by His Excellency The Governor of Victoria in Legislative Council, on the 11th June last, to the following effect.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d January, 1856.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIÆ REGINE.

W. WOODGATE.

By His Excellency SIR CHARLES HOTHAM, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of the Colony of Victoria, and Vice-Admiral of the same, &c., &c. &c.

No. XXXIX. ¡

An Act to make provision for certain Immigrants.

[Assented to 12th June, 1855.]

Bit enacted by His Excellency the Governor of Victoria by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof as follows→→→

Preamble.

I. In the interpretation and for the purposes of the provisions of this Act the following words shall unless Interpretation Clause. Inconsistent with or repugnant to the context have the respective meanings hereby assigned them that is to say-

The word "Master" shall be held to apply to any person in command of any vessel.

The word "Ship" shall mean any sea going vessel of any kind or description.

The word "Tonnage" shall signify tonnage according to the registry of the ship if British or according

to the measurement fixed by the Merchant Shipping Act 1854 if the ship be not British.

And the word "Immigrant" shall mean any male adult native of China or its dependencies or of any

islands in the Chinese Seas or any person born of Chinese parents.

No. 2.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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PALMER, peaker.

No. 1.

ve.

NICOLAUS DUUS, Esquire, having been duly appointed Consul in this Colony for the King of Sweden and Norway, and Her Majesty The Queen having been pleased to approve the appointment, the same is hereby notified for general information.

By Order, W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 2d January, 1856.

No.3.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that in consequence of the con- tinued indisposition of the Honorable The Chief Justice, His Excellency The Governor has, under his hand and Seal of the Colony, and in accordance with Clause V. of Ordinance No. 6 of 1845,appointed Jonn Day, Esquire, Barrister-at-Law, to sit in the place of the said Chief Justice, and hear and determine such Suits as may be brought before him under the Summary Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, on Friday next, the 4th instant, and following days, until all such Cases shall be by him adjudi- cated and determined.

W, T. MERCER, By Order,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d January, 1856.

No.4.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that Her Most Gracious Majesty

has been pleased to approve and confirm the appointment of the Honorable Lieut.-Colonel H. H. GRAHAM, Com-

manding the Forces, to a seat in the Executive Council

of this Colony.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 2d January, 1856.

W. T, MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Rents due for the current

Half-year are payable on and after the 25th instant.

f. By Order,

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

HOTHAM.

ernor.

the North-East 1st of April in ung and proceed , Amoy, Hong -ach succeeding

the 1st day F Her Majesty' ssively off the and Woosung

■der Convoy al hemselves of the

Port ; and posi

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th December, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following List of Persons licensed, under Ordinance No. 6 of 1852, to keep Boarding Houses for Seamen, published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d January, 1856.

LICENSED BOARDING HOUSES FOR THE YEAR 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

PERIOD.

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No. 5.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Whereas on the night of the 1st instant, a Gang of Burglars made an attack on the house of one CHUN AYING, Silversmith, residing on the East side of the Village of Sookunpoo, and succeeded not only in carry- ing off valuable Property but in wounding two and mur- dering one of the Watchmen in the employ of Messrs Jardine Matheson and Company:

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE following Instructions having been received

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It is hereby notified, that

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SAILING DIRECTIONS FOR THE STRAITS OF SANGAR,

Approaching the Straits of Sangar from the S.W. The Bittern Rocks lie W. by S. about 16 miles from Cape Gamaley. The largest of the group lies to the S.W., in Lat. 40.31 N., Long. 139.31 E.; it is about 12 feet high, and in size and appearance resembles the hull of a ship about 200 tons. The smaller rock is about 6 feet high, and lies from this E.N.E. about a cable and a half. There is also a third rock awash to the S.E. of these two, and form- ing nearly an equilateral triangle with them. They appear steep to; we got no bottom with 130 fms. at the distance of a mile and a quarter to the Westward of them.

The land about Cape Gamaley is moderately elevated and level. The coast between it and Cape Greig is low and sandy. The en- Trance to Sasagota Bay (of Krusenstern's Chart) I found to be very parrow, and barred right across, with only just sufficient depth to admit junks at high water. The bay itself appears to be nothing more that a large shallow lagoon; its entrance lies about six miles

■Mall, Hongkong 40 the Southward of Cape Greig. Between Sasagota and Cape Copies, Fly Creig the coast is very low and sandy, but safe of approach, having Twenty CentOngular soundings, and very fair anchorage in North Easterly winds. Cape Greig is in Lat. 41.8.30 N., Long. 140.17.30 E.; it is re. markable from its peculiar form, and as the commencement of the high land extending to Cape Sangar. The outer part of the cape presents a cliffy bluff, whose flat apex is 770 feet above the sea level, from whence the land descends to the Eastward. There are no Bangers near, and the cape itself is almost as steep as a wall. We Fot soundings in 85 fms. W. by S. 54 miles from it; 40 fms, will be sound within a mile of it, and 22 fins, at two cables.

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sand and stones. On a N.W. and S.E. bearing, this rock makes like an island at high water.

The cape is steep to, but the strong eddies near it render it un- advisable to approach nearer than a mile. Cape Sangar to Gun In the bay between these points, and Cliff is S. 74 E. 91 miles. off the Town of Memoyah, about half a mile from the shore, in 8 fms. will be found capital anchorage, indeed the best in the Straits next to Hakodadi. A little to the Southward of the town there is a fine stream of delicious water, very convenient for embarking rapidly. Wood is also abundant; several large junks were loading with timber at the time of our visit, and the beach was covered with squared logs of Beech, Cypress, and Pine.

The Gun Cliff is steep to; it is about 200 feet higb, and has a battery of six guns on its apex. There is also a remarkable black rocky cliff of a mile to the Westward.

After rounding this point, the approach to the shore is less steep, and bottom will be found in 30 to 40 fms. right across to the opposite coast of the peninsula of Nambu, the nearest point of which is distant five miles. From the South point of the West coast of Nambu to Cape Tori wisaki the coast is nearly straight, a steep cliffy shore, with very deep water close to. The cliffs along this line are coloured with the most brilliant and varied tints: like the entire coast of the Strait, they are of basaltic formation, Among the most remarkable are the "Red Cliffs," towering to the height of 1600 feet, and plainly visible on the opposite shore of the strait; they are 17 miles to the Southward of Cape Toriwisaki, Proceeding North,-at the distance of eight miles South of Cape Toriwisaki are two very remarkable pointed cliffs resembling horns, forming a Double-head, which I named "Double-head" accordingly. Nearly 2 miles S.W. from Double-head is a rock 42 feet high, and North about three cables from this, is a rock awash at low water, Between Double-head and the low island off Cape Toriwisaki the groand is generally foul over 10 fins. depth,

which at the distance

Cape Toriwisaki is a low tapering point, Ou feet at its highest of a cable lies a small island elevated only point; this I named "Low Island." The ground all round Low Island and Cape Toriwisaki is very foul, except to the N.E., where a vessel may anchor to wait a tide in 13 fms., with the centre of low island bearing S.W. by S. distant about a mile. This anchorage will be very useful to vessels approaching Hakodadi from the East❤ ward, particularly during the light South Westerly winds common to the Straits during the summer months. There is a "tide race near the full and change of the moon three miles North of Low Island, and with a N.E. swell very heavy overfalls. On such occa- sions care ought to be taken to give this spot a berth,

There is a clear channel between the Race and Low Island. From Low Island to the Eastward the coast is foul for about three miles; after which the shore may be approached closely. There is a re- bemarkable red cliff, shewing well to the Westward, 101 miles from Low Island. The land in this neighbourhood may be further recog nized by a high sharp bluff two miles to the Westward of the Red Cliff, and a high round bluff two miles to the Eastward.

Cape Sangar bears from Cape Greig N. 31 E. 8 miles. The bar between contains much foul ground, but may nevertheless useful to vessels kept out of the Straits by Easterly gales. The depth of this bay is very foul; the best anchorage is about 13 mile to the Northward of it (or about one-third the distance from Cape Greig to Cape Sangar,) in 12 fms., of a mile from the shore.

Cape Sangar is in Lat. 41.16.20 N., Long. 140.22.45 F. The ex- tremity of the cape is a bluff of 362 feet, from whence the land rises to the height of 2200 feet at the distance of 4 miles inland; there is also a large rock of 300 feet high at the distance of two cables N.E. of the bluff, connected to the cape by a low neck of

:

From the latter bluff the coast is very low to within four miles of Cape Nambu, where it rises to 1265 feet, and descends again towards the cape in a gentle slope, making like an island at a distance. The Red Cliff is 15 miles from Cape Nambu; between these points there is good anchorage, but the best will be found on the Western side of the bay, just about off where the high and low land meets on

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the coast line, with the round bluff bearing W.N.W. 2 miles, in 15 fms.

The town is

The winds in shifting usually followed the course of the sun by a low sand after a few days light Southerly wind and fine weather, it freshened Cape Nambu is in Lat. 41.26.30 N. Long. 141.29.20. The land and veered to the Westward, accompanied by fine clear and cold may be readily near it is about 70 feet high, and level for a mile, after which it rises weather; at N. W. it usually died away, or flew round suddenly to facing the harl with a regular swell to the height of 1263 feet. Off the cape, at the Eastward; in the latter case it was always followed by a dense the distance of three cables, there is a white rock 70 feet high and 4| fog or a gale-the weather getting fine again as the wind veered to

Approaching of a cable in diameter. There is also another rock, rather larger, | the Southward

(named on ou two miles within the cape, at a cable's length from the shore. The Vessels approaching the Strait of Sangar during foggy weather, will be visible

12 miles E. by coast within four miles of the cape is studded with rocks of minor should guard against being carried by the current to the Northward' dimensions, and the ground altogether foul.

past the entrance. Should the weather be clear when nearing Cape Cape Esanne is in Lat. 41.28.10 N. Long, 141.12.30; it is a steep Gamaley, it may be as well to sight it; but if doubtful, shape anile, to avoid Rounding th cliff of about 600 feet; the volcano immediately above the cape is course (allowing for the probable current) straight for Cape Greig, eak of Kom: 1935 feet. The west side of this mountain is covered with patches Should a fog come on suddenly when nearing the

cape, recollect of sulphur, having the appearance of snow at a distance.

It was

that the coast is clear and sandy, and the soundings regular to the frequently capped with a light cloud of steam, but not otherwise Southward, but rocky and foul with irregular soundings to the active during our stay in the strait. A ship might anchor in the| Northward of it. The cape itself is steep to, and, standing out pro-ills on the ist large bay about two miles west of Cape Esanne, but further to the minently from the coast line, forms the best landmark in the neigh- Westward. I should recommend using a stream or kedge when bourhood. No particular directions are required in passing through

by the dark kn unable to make way against the tide. From Cape Esaune to Cone this strait to the Eastward, as there are no hidden dangers, and the

ut from the W Island it is S. 57 W. 8 miles. Foul point is 24 miles to the East North Easterly current will always be found strongest in the middle nd stand in u *hirds of a mil ward of Cone Island-it is low, and has a dangerous reef extending of the stream. A vessel bound to Hakodadi in thick weather when you will from it for the distance of two cables. The land in the immediate should, after passing Cape Sangar, endeavour to make Cape Tsjuka, desirable to neighbourhood of Cone Island is high and cliffy, and the approach and proceed from thence to Mussel Point, or, giving Cape Tsjuka ajouth for the very steep and safe; there is however a dangerous low point one berth, feel her way up into the bay between it and Cape Saraki byloping ridge

mile to the Westward,

Cape Blunt is in Lat. 41.42.40 N., Long. 140.59.50 E.; from the cape, Cone Island bears N. 86 E. 24 miles.

with the main.

Hakodadi Head N. 78 W. 12 miles, and Low Island S. 19 W. 93 miles (which is the narrowest part of the strait.) This cape is very steep to, and the N.E. current frequently runs with greater force close to the rocks than out in the stream. The apex of the Bluff immediately above the cape is elevated 1022 feet; from this spot the high land ranges in towards the Saddle Mountain. The coast for about seven miles to the Westward is a level plain of about an average elevation of 200 or 300 feet; beyond seven miles, it descends to the low beach connecting the high land of Hakodadi The peak of the isolated mountain of Hakodadi is elevated 1131 feet above the sea level, and is in Lat, 41.45.35 N., Long. 140.44.9 E.; it is very steep and precipitous, and perfectly safe of approach: | at a distance it appears like an island. Mussel Point is 44 miles due West from Hakodadi Head, the coast in the neighbourhood is an uniform plain, elevated about 300 feet, rising gradually inland; the sea face cliffy, but generally covered with green scrubby bush, except in two places within the bay, where large white cliffs stand boldly out and form landmarks visible 15 miles (to the S.E.) There is a reef off Mussel Point extending nearly two cables; it is very steep to, and ought not be approached nearer than 2 cables. Cape Saraki lies S. W. 41 from Mussel Point; the coast between is very level, but fringed with 1ocks, and requires care in approaching. To the Westward of Saraki the coast is very low, with a fine sandy beach quite safe of approach, and good clean ground for anchorage to within three miles of Cape Tsjuka.

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Approaching the Strait of Sangar from the Eastward, steer for Cape Nambu, and endeavour to make it on a N.W. bearing. Do not pass the cape at a great distance (a mile is sufficient), and after passing it, haul in a little to avoid the current, and you will be able to anchor should it fall calm. In this case, by keeping this shore close aboard, you may probably be able to "drift" up to Low Island he promontory (off C. Toriwisaki) with the Western stream, when the N.E. current is running like a mill-stream in the middle of the channel,

pon the bearin A short dist At the anchorage off Low Island, you must wait a favourable,ith 34 fms. ot chance of getting across. During the summer months, the winds, are frequently light from the South Westward for a considerable ith five and

par-buoy. period, and I have observed that it generally freshens a little whenf the buoy, bu the Western stream makes this is the right time to weigh. Pass Should the half a mile or so off Low Island; and in crossing the current, take achorage in th care not to be set to leeward of Hakodadi.

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Cape Tsjuka is in Lat. 41.31.45 N., Long. 140.27.10 E.; it bears S.S.W. 11 miles from Cape Saraki, and N. 56 E. 12 from Cape Nadiejda; it is a very high cliffy point, and may be further known by three rocks that run mile from a point situated one mile to the Cape Greig to Kosima,... Eastward of it; the outer rock of the three is of a conical form and 70 feet high. The land to the Westward for four miles is high and cliffy; about half way between the cape and the end of the cliffs there are two waterfalls. In the bight of the bay between Capes Cape Sangar to Kosima, Tsjuka and Nadiøjda vessels may stop a tide; but a Southerly wind ou the Western tide sends in a cross swell, for which reason I would not advise running far into the bight. A good anchoring position is in 15 to 20 fms., with the Southern white cliff bearing West about a mile.

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Cape Nadiejda is in Lat. 41.24.40 N., Long. 140.14 30 E.—a high bluff similar to Cape Blunt, but not so safe of approach. The coast, for more than a mile on each side of the cape, has numerous rocks (generally above water) fringing it, some of which ran off to the distance of nearly two cables, but I am not aware of the existence of any dangers under water" extending beyond the above distance. From Cape Nadiejda to Cape Matsmai it is N. 76 W. five miles. The bay between these points is very rocky, excepting off the east end of the city of Matsmai, where good anchorage will be found at Low Island the distance of half a mile from the shore in 12 fms.

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During the months of June, July, and August, I found a constant Cape Nambu to C. Esanne, N.E. current setting through the middle part of the strait. The breadth of this current varied considerably according to the state of the wind and weather; before and during a N.E. wind, its strength was much diminished, but with the wind from the opposite quarter, it would expand and fill up two-thirds of the entire channel against the strength of the Western tide. The tide in the stream runs about 12 hours each way near the full and change of the moon, and there are only two regular tides by the shore in 24 hours.

The flood or Eastern stream makes at Cape Sangar at 6.30 A.M., on full and change days; at 7 o'clock at Cape Tsjuka, and at 7.30 at Cape Toriwisaki. The Western stream commences about 12 hours later. The turn of the stream takes place 1 hour later every day.

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N. 71 W. 25

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SAILING DIRECTIONS FOR HAKODADI.

1.2.00. N. Long The Pallas Ro

The following directions for Hakodadi are very nearly the samec N.E. 1 cabl as given by Commodore Perry, U.S.N.

'the group.

is one of the finest in the world, lies on the North side of the Straitsout 60 feet hig

This spacious and beautiful bay, which for accessibility and safety The largest doc of Sangar, which separates the Japanese islands of Nippon and They are steel Yesso and about midway between Cape Siraja Saki or Nambu, the South of the N.E. point of Nippon and the city of Matsmai. It bears from the The largest roc cape N.W. by W. ↑ W. distant about 40 miles, and is about foun; variation 2,5€ miles wide at the entrance and 5 miles deep.

impass S. 39 E

The harbour of Hakodadi is the South Easterly arm of the bay, 15 miles; the and is completely sheltered, with regular soundings, and excellentɣht N. 49 E. ab holding ground. It is formed by a bold-peaked promontory standing well out from the high laud of the main, with which it is connected

Although wed far as our exan

of the sun

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at freshened by a low sandy isthmus ; and, appearing in the distance as an island,

ar and cold

suddenly may be readily recognized.

The town is situated on the North East slope of this promontory, 1 by a dense facing the harbour, and contains about 6,000 inhabitants.

gy weather, Northward

12

!

ad veered to Approaching from the Eastward, after passing Cape Suwo Kubo (named on our chart Cape Blunt,) which is a conspicuous headland miles E. by S. from the town, the junks at anchor in the harbour will be visible over the low isthmus.

For entering the Harbour. earing Cape: Rounding the promontory of Hakodadi and giving it a berth of a tful, shape a mile, to avoid the calms under the high land, steer for the sharp Cape Greig, peak of Komaga daki, bearing about North until the East peak of pe, recollecte Saddle, bearing about N. E. by N., opens to the Westward of the gular to the und knob on the side of the mountain; then haul up to the North- dings to the

ward and Eastward keeping them open until the centre of the sand- ing out pro-bills on the isthmus bears S.E. by E. E. (which may be recognized n the neighby the dark knons upon them.) This will clear a spit which makes ing through

put from the Western point of the town in a N.N.W. direction two- cers, and the

thirds of a mile; then bring the sand-hills a point on the port bow, the middle and stand in until the Western point of the town bears S. W. W., ck weather, when you will have the best berth with 5 or 6 fms. water. If it Cape Tsjuka desirable to get nearer in, haul up a little to the Eastward of pe Tsjuka asouth for the low rocky peak which will be just visible over the be Saraki by doping ridge to the Southward and Eastward of the town.

ressel of moderate draught may approach within a quarter of a mile

■rd, steer for

of Tsuki point, where there is a building-yard for junks. This earing. Doportion of the harbour, however, is generally crowded with vessels t), and after this description; and unless the want of repairs or some other will be able. muse renders a close berth necessary, it is better to remain outside. g this shore! If the Peak or Saddle is obscured by clouds or fog,-after doubling Low Island he promontory, steer N. by E. E. until the sand-hills are brought N.E. current

pon the bearing above given, when proceed as there directed.

A short distance from the tail of the spit is a detached sand-bank a favourableith 3 fms. on it, the outer edge of which is marked by a White

, the winds, considerable r-boy. Between this and the spit there is a narrow channel rith five and six fathoms water. Vessels may pass on either side little when the buoy, but it is most prudent to go to the Northward of it. reigh. Pass Should the wind fail before reaching the harbour, there is a good current, take, pchorage in the outer roads in from 25 to 10 fms.

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large one East of the Bonnet Rock is the best; the water is generally much smoother there than in the others; a moderate depth and good anchorage all over it.

The Middle Channel between Jeuni or Yenoi-sima and the Bon-

net is smaller, about 3 miles wide; it was used by our squadron un- der Commodore Elliot in October, and the officers report very favourably of it.

The Western Channel is not so good, from the quantity of foul ground in it; it is more exposed, and the water is much deeper on the Gotto shore than near Kiusiu.

The points I have used as secondary meridians are,— 1st, The South point of Nezuma-sima at Nagasaki, in Latitude 32.43.22 N. Longitude 129.50.36 E.

2d, West side of the island inside Port Hamilton, in Latitude 34.1.23 N. Longitude 127.20.32 E.

3d, Kamida Creek entrance, Hakodadi, in Latitude 41.47.08 Longitude 140. 45. 37 E.

Note. As there is much difference in the Longitude of these places as given by different navigators, not two of whom agree, any ship with good Chronometers making a short run from Hongkong to or between any of these points, would confer a great benefit on navi- gation, by accurately measuring the Meridian distances, and trans- mitting them to the Hydrographer.

JOHN RICHARDS,

Master Commanding II. M. Schooner “Saracen.” True Copies,

W. WOODGATE.

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.

In forgy weather, a vessel may feel her way into the harbour by | No. 6. Longitude.

he lead, by keeping along the North side of the bay. The North 140.17.30 Enk off the town is very steep, and requires great care in ap- 139.51.38oaching,

140.22.45 140, 8.00 140.27.10

140.34.45

140.14.30 140.44. 9 140.45.37 140.56,20 140.59.50 141.12.30

gar.

20.

Distance. W. 234 miles.

W. 181 W. 16 E. 8 W.231 W. 101 E. 16

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E. 301

"

E. 30

E. 9

"

W. 17

W. 5

E. 12

E. 12

E. 17

W. 113

39

H. W., F., and Change, 5 hours; Rise, 3.5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Extracts from a Despatch received by His Excellency The Governor from One of Her Majesty's Proceeding from Hakodadi to the Westward against S. W. winds, Principal Secretaries of State, are published for general

Straits of Sangar.

eep well inside Cape Tsjuka; and if unable to get round that point, chor with the stream or kedge about two miles to the Eastward, tting under weigh again when the next Western tide makes. hould the wind be very light, one tide may not clear you of the rait; in this case it will be better to wait a tide to the Eastward of ape Nadiejda, and take the whole of the following one to clear bu of the strait, than run any risk of being swept into the strait tain by the current. Vessels passing through the strait, particu- ir to the Westward, ought to have a good kedge and 150 fms. of wser ready for immediate use, and must hug the land closely.

JOHN RICHARDS,

Master Commanding H. M. Schooner " Saracen.”

SAILING DIRECTIONS FOR ASSES' EARS ISLANDS

AND PALLAS ROCKS.

The Asses Ears may be described as two small islands extending E. and S.W. nearly 4 miles, but not more than a mile in extent LW. and S.E.

The N.E. island is nearly 13 mile long, N.E. and S. W., by of mile wide; it is elevated 600 feet, and nearly level at the top, with

information:

"I have to acknowledge your Despatch No. 82 of the 14th June "last, transmitting a Correspondence which had taken place between yourself and the Bishop of Victoria, on the subject of the Procla- "mation of a Day of general Fast and Humiliation.

"I approve of the conduct which you pursued in refusing, without "Instructions from Her Majesty's Government, to proclaim a Public "Fast.'

"The Proclamation of a Fast

*

*

*

*

"is an act which, by Law, is reserved to the Sovereign of this

country as Head of the Church of England;” *

*

*

"and as a Fast for the Members of the Church of England cannot "be ordered except by the authority of the Queen in Council, no "Governor of a Colony can properly exercise an authority which is "not exercised by the Sovereign except by Order in Council."

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 8th January, 1856.

" iffy precipitous sides, excepting to the Southward, where there

pears to be some shelter for fishing-junks, as several were observed | No. 7.

"9

auchor.

E. 27 S. W. island is less than a half the size of the N.E. one, but

W. 91

E. 21

E. 88

W. 141 E. 19

E. 251

W. 25

W. 27

W. 38

W. 251 W. 151

feet higher, and very craggy. Its remarkable peak most bbably suggested the name of the group to its first discoverers.. "The intermediate small islands and rocks are high and cliffy, the

ter partaking generally of the sugar-loaf form.

The only "outlying" rocks noticed, extend due South from the ≫uthern island for about one-third of a mile, and may be almost "sidered part of the main group.

"The approach from the Northward is perfectly clear. "Between the Asses' Ears and the Pallas Rocks, the ground seems

tty even, and the general depth is 81 farthoms.

nade the Peak of the Southern Asses' Ears to be in Latitude 200 N. Longitude 128.25.00. E.

ADI.

The Pallas Rocks are three in number; two lie close together, and arly the same N.E. 14 cable from the largest, which is also the South Western

the group. ity and safety The largest does not exceed a third of a cable in diameter, and is of the, Straitsont 60 feet high; the other two are about one-half that elevation. Nippon and They are steep too; we got soundings at the distance of a mile ☛ Nambu, the south of them in 95 Fathoms sand and shells. ears from the Tife largest rock is in Latitude 32.14.17. N. Longitude 128.13.30 is about fouž; variation 2.58 W. The Peak of South Asses Ear Island bears by mpass 8. 39 E. 151 miles,-North extreme of N.E. island S. 51. -m of the bay 15 miles; the high land immediately above Cape Gotto just in

and excellentht N. 49 E. about 29 miles.

■tory standing t is connected

JOHN RICHARDS, Master Commanding H. M. Schooner “ Saracen.”

Althought we did not survey the Channels inside the Gotto islands. far as our examination went we found them perfectly safe. The

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, 9th January, 1856.

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

NOTES ISSUED,..

)....... .$153,049, exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding,

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st January, 1856.

I hereby certify having examined the Books of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and that the Treasure exhibited correspond- ed in Amount with the Terms of the Roval Charter,

6th January, 1856.

R. RIENAECKER. Colonial Treasurer.

of the sun

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at freshened by a low sandy isthmus ; and, appearing in the distance as an island,

ar and cold

suddenly may be readily recognized.

The town is situated on the North East slope of this promontory, 1 by a dense facing the harbour, and contains about 6,000 inhabitants.

gy weather, Northward

12

!

ad veered to Approaching from the Eastward, after passing Cape Suwo Kubo (named on our chart Cape Blunt,) which is a conspicuous headland miles E. by S. from the town, the junks at anchor in the harbour will be visible over the low isthmus.

For entering the Harbour. earing Cape: Rounding the promontory of Hakodadi and giving it a berth of a tful, shape a mile, to avoid the calms under the high land, steer for the sharp Cape Greig, peak of Komaga daki, bearing about North until the East peak of pe, recollecte Saddle, bearing about N. E. by N., opens to the Westward of the gular to the und knob on the side of the mountain; then haul up to the North- dings to the

ward and Eastward keeping them open until the centre of the sand- ing out pro-bills on the isthmus bears S.E. by E. E. (which may be recognized n the neighby the dark knons upon them.) This will clear a spit which makes ing through

put from the Western point of the town in a N.N.W. direction two- cers, and the

thirds of a mile; then bring the sand-hills a point on the port bow, the middle and stand in until the Western point of the town bears S. W. W., ck weather, when you will have the best berth with 5 or 6 fms. water. If it Cape Tsjuka desirable to get nearer in, haul up a little to the Eastward of pe Tsjuka asouth for the low rocky peak which will be just visible over the be Saraki by doping ridge to the Southward and Eastward of the town.

ressel of moderate draught may approach within a quarter of a mile

■rd, steer for

of Tsuki point, where there is a building-yard for junks. This earing. Doportion of the harbour, however, is generally crowded with vessels t), and after this description; and unless the want of repairs or some other will be able. muse renders a close berth necessary, it is better to remain outside. g this shore! If the Peak or Saddle is obscured by clouds or fog,-after doubling Low Island he promontory, steer N. by E. E. until the sand-hills are brought N.E. current

pon the bearing above given, when proceed as there directed.

A short distance from the tail of the spit is a detached sand-bank a favourableith 3 fms. on it, the outer edge of which is marked by a White

, the winds, considerable r-boy. Between this and the spit there is a narrow channel rith five and six fathoms water. Vessels may pass on either side little when the buoy, but it is most prudent to go to the Northward of it. reigh. Pass Should the wind fail before reaching the harbour, there is a good current, take, pchorage in the outer roads in from 25 to 10 fms.

el,

A

|

|

large one East of the Bonnet Rock is the best; the water is generally much smoother there than in the others; a moderate depth and good anchorage all over it.

The Middle Channel between Jeuni or Yenoi-sima and the Bon-

net is smaller, about 3 miles wide; it was used by our squadron un- der Commodore Elliot in October, and the officers report very favourably of it.

The Western Channel is not so good, from the quantity of foul ground in it; it is more exposed, and the water is much deeper on the Gotto shore than near Kiusiu.

The points I have used as secondary meridians are,— 1st, The South point of Nezuma-sima at Nagasaki, in Latitude 32.43.22 N. Longitude 129.50.36 E.

2d, West side of the island inside Port Hamilton, in Latitude 34.1.23 N. Longitude 127.20.32 E.

3d, Kamida Creek entrance, Hakodadi, in Latitude 41.47.08 Longitude 140. 45. 37 E.

Note. As there is much difference in the Longitude of these places as given by different navigators, not two of whom agree, any ship with good Chronometers making a short run from Hongkong to or between any of these points, would confer a great benefit on navi- gation, by accurately measuring the Meridian distances, and trans- mitting them to the Hydrographer.

JOHN RICHARDS,

Master Commanding II. M. Schooner “Saracen.” True Copies,

W. WOODGATE.

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.

In forgy weather, a vessel may feel her way into the harbour by | No. 6. Longitude.

he lead, by keeping along the North side of the bay. The North 140.17.30 Enk off the town is very steep, and requires great care in ap- 139.51.38oaching,

140.22.45 140, 8.00 140.27.10

140.34.45

140.14.30 140.44. 9 140.45.37 140.56,20 140.59.50 141.12.30

gar.

20.

Distance. W. 234 miles.

W. 181 W. 16 E. 8 W.231 W. 101 E. 16

22

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E. 301

"

E. 30

E. 9

"

W. 17

W. 5

E. 12

E. 12

E. 17

W. 113

39

H. W., F., and Change, 5 hours; Rise, 3.5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Extracts from a Despatch received by His Excellency The Governor from One of Her Majesty's Proceeding from Hakodadi to the Westward against S. W. winds, Principal Secretaries of State, are published for general

Straits of Sangar.

eep well inside Cape Tsjuka; and if unable to get round that point, chor with the stream or kedge about two miles to the Eastward, tting under weigh again when the next Western tide makes. hould the wind be very light, one tide may not clear you of the rait; in this case it will be better to wait a tide to the Eastward of ape Nadiejda, and take the whole of the following one to clear bu of the strait, than run any risk of being swept into the strait tain by the current. Vessels passing through the strait, particu- ir to the Westward, ought to have a good kedge and 150 fms. of wser ready for immediate use, and must hug the land closely.

JOHN RICHARDS,

Master Commanding H. M. Schooner " Saracen.”

SAILING DIRECTIONS FOR ASSES' EARS ISLANDS

AND PALLAS ROCKS.

The Asses Ears may be described as two small islands extending E. and S.W. nearly 4 miles, but not more than a mile in extent LW. and S.E.

The N.E. island is nearly 13 mile long, N.E. and S. W., by of mile wide; it is elevated 600 feet, and nearly level at the top, with

information:

"I have to acknowledge your Despatch No. 82 of the 14th June "last, transmitting a Correspondence which had taken place between yourself and the Bishop of Victoria, on the subject of the Procla- "mation of a Day of general Fast and Humiliation.

"I approve of the conduct which you pursued in refusing, without "Instructions from Her Majesty's Government, to proclaim a Public "Fast.'

"The Proclamation of a Fast

*

*

*

*

"is an act which, by Law, is reserved to the Sovereign of this

country as Head of the Church of England;” *

*

*

"and as a Fast for the Members of the Church of England cannot "be ordered except by the authority of the Queen in Council, no "Governor of a Colony can properly exercise an authority which is "not exercised by the Sovereign except by Order in Council."

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 8th January, 1856.

" iffy precipitous sides, excepting to the Southward, where there

pears to be some shelter for fishing-junks, as several were observed | No. 7.

"9

auchor.

E. 27 S. W. island is less than a half the size of the N.E. one, but

W. 91

E. 21

E. 88

W. 141 E. 19

E. 251

W. 25

W. 27

W. 38

W. 251 W. 151

feet higher, and very craggy. Its remarkable peak most bbably suggested the name of the group to its first discoverers.. "The intermediate small islands and rocks are high and cliffy, the

ter partaking generally of the sugar-loaf form.

The only "outlying" rocks noticed, extend due South from the ≫uthern island for about one-third of a mile, and may be almost "sidered part of the main group.

"The approach from the Northward is perfectly clear. "Between the Asses' Ears and the Pallas Rocks, the ground seems

tty even, and the general depth is 81 farthoms.

nade the Peak of the Southern Asses' Ears to be in Latitude 200 N. Longitude 128.25.00. E.

ADI.

The Pallas Rocks are three in number; two lie close together, and arly the same N.E. 14 cable from the largest, which is also the South Western

the group. ity and safety The largest does not exceed a third of a cable in diameter, and is of the, Straitsont 60 feet high; the other two are about one-half that elevation. Nippon and They are steep too; we got soundings at the distance of a mile ☛ Nambu, the south of them in 95 Fathoms sand and shells. ears from the Tife largest rock is in Latitude 32.14.17. N. Longitude 128.13.30 is about fouž; variation 2.58 W. The Peak of South Asses Ear Island bears by mpass 8. 39 E. 151 miles,-North extreme of N.E. island S. 51. -m of the bay 15 miles; the high land immediately above Cape Gotto just in

and excellentht N. 49 E. about 29 miles.

■tory standing t is connected

JOHN RICHARDS, Master Commanding H. M. Schooner “ Saracen.”

Althought we did not survey the Channels inside the Gotto islands. far as our examination went we found them perfectly safe. The

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, 9th January, 1856.

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

NOTES ISSUED,..

)....... .$153,049, exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding,

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st January, 1856.

I hereby certify having examined the Books of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and that the Treasure exhibited correspond- ed in Amount with the Terms of the Roval Charter,

6th January, 1856.

R. RIENAECKER. Colonial Treasurer.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

No. S.

GOVERNMENT

NOTIFICATION.

SLE

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE COLONY OF HONGKONG DURING THE YEAR ENDING 31st DECEMBER, 1855.

REVENUE

EXPENDITURE.

LAND REVENUE, RENT, exclusive of Lands, LICENSES :-

Spirit Dealers, Pawnbrokers, Auctioneers, Salt Brokers, Stone Quarriers,

***

...

...

Billiard Tables,

Opium Retailers,

The following Return of the Revenue and Expenditure of the Colony of Hongkong for the Year 1855, an Comparative Table for the Two Years last past, are published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th January, 1856.

Colonial Secretary.

W. T. MERCER,

...

£

8.

*

d.

...

...

27,634 16

5

ESTABLISHMENTS :—

2,676

Governor,.

Colonial Secretary,

...

£2,512 | 10 802

7

218 15

...

£4.782.6

329 3

148

19

31

...

2,558 102 18

548

AAON A

Colonial Treasurer, Auditor General, Clerk of Councils,... Surveyor General, Registrar General,

..

Harbour Master,

...

4

Marriage Registrar,' Emigration Officer,

6,703 17

5

Police-rate Collectors, Judicial,

...

97 3,820

3 0

3,917

دن

3

61

Ecclesiastical,

Medical,

Do. for Hospital,

Boarding-house Keepers,

TAXES.-POLICE ASSESSMENT :—

...

Balance on the Year ended 31st December, 1854,

On Account of 1855,

...

...

FINES, FEES, and FORFEITURES of Court :-

From the Supreme Court,

»

FINES.

"

FEES.

n

Chief Magistrate and Court of Petty Sessions,

Marine Magistrate, Superintendent of Police, Sheriff, ...

One of the Justices of the Peace,

From the Supreme Court,

22

...

Chief Magistrate and Court of Petty Sessions,

23

£212 10

1,004 16

71

23

10

59 3

7

4 3

4

7

10

0

1,311

4

726

3 7

198

4

924 12 11

:

159

14

3

FORFEITURES, from the Superintendent of Police,

FEES OF OFFICES :--

On Marriage Licenses,

...

...

...

..

Official Signatures and Seal of the Colony,... Registration of Boats and Hawkers,

"9

Burials,

""

"

Deed Registry,

...

"Sailing Letters and Passes,

,, Shipping Seamen,

Colonial Register,...

» Survey,..

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

7 10

205

195

8

1,373

190 6 10

1,049 11 179

225

SALE OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY,

REIMBURSEMENTS IN AID OF EXPENSES INCURRED BY Government, MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS,

...

SPECIAL RECEIPTS, ..

TOTAL,

...

Victoria, Hongkong, January the 7th, 1856.

***

:

Educational,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

Police and Gaols, viz :—

Chief Magistrate and Establishment,... ́ Sheriff,

do.,

...

Superintendent of Police and Establishment,

...

...

...

***

£

8. d.

2,685

94

2,456 12

1,359 13

***

757 9 114

110

13

1,420

365

1

1,327

50 200 123

:

...

13 6,074 736 16

59407879

£200 130

0

330

0

:

137

2

...

£2,205

1,114

269

4,618 19

TOTAL ESTABLISHMENTS,

O∞ SWARO

8

2,395 11

3,425 12 140

2 21-∞

368 11

667

43

18

£47,973 11

PENSIONS, RETIRED ALLOWANCES, and Gratuities, REVENUE SERVICES, exclusive of Establishments, ADMINISTRATION of Justice, do.,

EDUCATION,

POLICE and GAols,

HOSPITALE,

RENT, ..

TRANSPORT,

9

...

CONVEYANCE Of Mails,

WORKS and BUILDINGS,

...

G ROADS, STREETS, and BRIDGES, LAND OF HOUSES PURCHASED, SPECIAL EXPENSES,

do.,

do.

do.,

...

...

TOTAL,...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

:

...

:

:

699

7,938

7 10

£26,073

3 10

...

8,357

12 1,534

62

494

18

473

8

30

56

19 .9

4

15

10

282 16-

1,852

7

785

9 11

835

3

Hi Boi wOURFORD

Li wwi ∞

7

14

£ 40,813 11

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

19

-ar 1855, an

CR,

ry.

THE

Bongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 19TH JANUARY, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 29.

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.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

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

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIA REGINE.

No. 2 of 1856.

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 amend the Law relating to Bills of Lading.

[12th January, 1856.]

Title.

Preamble.

Whereas it is expedient that the Provisions of an Act of the Imperial Parliament of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Years of Her present Majesty, intituled “An Act to amend the Law relating to Bills of Enactments of Act Lading," should be adopted in this Colony: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the of Parliament, 18 and Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, That the Enactments of the to be in force in the 19 Victoria, Cap. 91, said Act of Parliament, an Abstract of which is hereunto annexed,, shall, from and after the passing of this Colony. Ordinance, be of force in the Colony of Hongkong.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 12th Day of January, 1856.

L D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING..

Abstract of Enactments of Act of Parliament, 18 and 19 Victoria, Cap: 91,-" to amend the Law

relating to Bills of Lading."

1. Every Consignee of Goods named in a Bill of Lading, and every Indorsee of a Bill of Lading to m the Property in the goods therein mentioned shall pass, upon or by reason of such Consignment or sement, shall have transferred to and vested in him all rights of Suit, and be subject to the same Liabilities in respect of such goods, as if the Contract contained in the Bill of Lading had been made with himself.

Rights under Bills

of Lading to vest in Consignee or Indorsee.

Not to affect right

2. Nothing herein contained shall prejudice or affect any right of Stoppage in transitu, or any right to claim Freight against the original Shipper or Owner, or any Liability of the Consignee or Indorsee, by reason of stoppage in transitu, or in consequence of his being such Consignee or Indorsee, or of his receipt of the goods by reason or in or claims for freight. Consequence of such consignment or indorsement.

3. Every Bill of Lading in the hands of a Consignee or Indorsee for valuable consideration representing Bill of Lading in goods to have been shipped on board a vessel, shall be conclusive Evidence of such Shipment as against the hands of Consignee, Master or other person signing the same, notwithstanding that such goods or some part thereof may not &c, conclusive evi-

ye been so shipped, unless such Holder of the Bill of Lading shall have had actual notice at the time of

dence of the shipment receiving the same that the goods had not been in fact laden on board: Provided, that the Master or other Proviso.

as against Master, &c. person so signing may exonerate himself in respect of such misrepresentation, by shewing that it was caused ithout any default on his part, and wholly by the Fraud of the Shipper, or of the Holder, or some person ander whom the Holder claims.

REVENUE. REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE COLONY OF HONGKONG DURING THE YEAR ENDING 31ST L EMBER, 1855.

EXPENDITURE.

»

NOTICE.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

TO SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT

Νο

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

under its CRIMINAL JURISDICTION, will be Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, heid during the present month.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrur.

Court-house, 17th January, 1856.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, in 1842. 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 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,

T. R. Richmond, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penung.

OLICIES on GOODS, FREIGHT, and Treasure, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

POLIC

World.

Y. J. MURROW.

Agent in China:

Auctioncers, and Commission Agents,

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

Also,

HCHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

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.

F

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

NOTICE.

REDERICK BLOCK, Esq., is my ATTORNEY

in China during my absence therefrom.

W. T. BRIDGES.

15th January, 1856.

MR

NOTICE.

'R R. P. DE SILVER is this day admitted a Partner in our Firm, and will take charge of

the NEW YORK Branch Establishment.

DE SILVER & Co. Hongkong, lat January, 1856,

IN

In re POON AHONE, deceased. ́OTICE.--All Claims against the above Esta TRATOR, before the 12th day of July, 1856, otherwi must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINE

they will not be included in the Scheme of Divisio All persons indebted to the said Estate are request to make immediate payment to

MR

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDE Acting Registrur—Official Administrator,

NOTICE.

R JAMES MCCORMICK is authorized

sign our Firm per Procuration.

Canton, 12th January, 1856.

MR

NOTICE

ALVORD & Co.;

R CHARLES GUYE is authorized to

our Firm in CHINA per Procuration.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Caf

Canton, 1st January, 1856.

ᏟᎪᎡ Ꭰ .

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong- PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-á Cents. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, Of Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-On half of these charges for each Repetition.

Bongkang

THE

Gourrument

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 26TH JANUARY, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 30.

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.

No. 9.

By Order,

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

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Purchasers at the Land Sales Held during the year 1855 are reminded of their obligation, at "their own proper costs and charges, in a good, substantial, and workmanlike manner, to erect, build, and completely finish, fit for on each lot purchased by them; use, one or more good, substantial, and safe brick or stone messuage or tenement and their attention is also called to the necessity of complying with the special Conditions, regarding Roads or otherwise, under which each particular lot was sold.

The Surveyor General is directed to report, at the end of One Year after each Sale, whether these Conditions Lave been complied with, and Purchasers are warned that the Penalties provided for non-compliance will be strictly

euforced.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d January, 1856.

No, 10.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

For general information are published the following Returns, showing the Vessels registered in this Colony otherwise than under the Imperial Acts.

Owners of Vessels described in Return A. are desired to communicate to this Office particulars of their present condition; and Owners and Securities of those shown in Return B. are reminded of Sectious V., IX., X., and XI. of Ordinance No. 4 of 1855, and especially of that provision by which they are required once in every Six Months to produce the Registers of their Vessels to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's. Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d January, 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

-Return of Vessels owned by CHINESE Residents, HOLDERS OF LAND IN THE COLONY, to which, upon additional Security than that required by the Imperial Acts, Certificates of British Registry were granted ex favore, according to the opinion of The Honorable Be Acting Allorney General, and previous to the enactment of the Colonial Registry Ordinance.

Na op Jusnu

DATE OF REGISTRY.

NAME OF VESSEL.

RIG.

TONNAGE.

NAME OF OWNER.

NAME OF MASTER.

REMARKS.

1834

1854.

14 September 20❘ Chaong Loong

Lorcha

15

16

October November 3

19

Good Chance

6713 14970

Achut-kinsoon

Lam-yow

"1

Tylee

78,

11

18

13

Hamilton

"

19

16

Yen Loong

Ship Lorcha

4382

Tam-achoey

70동

n

30

See-chung

"

33130

2

""

23

December

7

Tucklee

15

Cun-yeun-tye

2.7

56,30 65438

97

20

Cheup-sun

"

5130

28

Chun Hing

1855°

1855.

1 January

30 | Quong-sin-on

2 Ty-loong

69 81

Cum-hap-lee

11913 78.35

12

Yow-lee

"

45138

7

16 Quoke-tsop

541%

11] February 2 | Eagle

1397

Tong-chun-kong Mung-tong

to

53

Ab-hing

Achat-kin-shing

Do. Lee-aluk-ke Cheong-ahoy Ah-chuen Phang-achin Yeong-war

Achat-kin-shing

Ching-chee-fan

Kwoke-sheay

Kuok-akwan Lam-yeun Ab-hing James Farr Chun-ahing Leong-akwang Ah-yook Le-chung-sun John Roberts Francis Geard Yeong-war

Ah-kwong

Assoo

Achun

Kok-po-hung

Joze Simao Vieira

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d January, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Bongkang

THE

Gourrument

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 26TH JANUARY, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 30.

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.

No. 9.

By Order,

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

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Purchasers at the Land Sales Held during the year 1855 are reminded of their obligation, at "their own proper costs and charges, in a good, substantial, and workmanlike manner, to erect, build, and completely finish, fit for on each lot purchased by them; use, one or more good, substantial, and safe brick or stone messuage or tenement and their attention is also called to the necessity of complying with the special Conditions, regarding Roads or otherwise, under which each particular lot was sold.

The Surveyor General is directed to report, at the end of One Year after each Sale, whether these Conditions Lave been complied with, and Purchasers are warned that the Penalties provided for non-compliance will be strictly

euforced.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d January, 1856.

No, 10.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

For general information are published the following Returns, showing the Vessels registered in this Colony otherwise than under the Imperial Acts.

Owners of Vessels described in Return A. are desired to communicate to this Office particulars of their present condition; and Owners and Securities of those shown in Return B. are reminded of Sectious V., IX., X., and XI. of Ordinance No. 4 of 1855, and especially of that provision by which they are required once in every Six Months to produce the Registers of their Vessels to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's. Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d January, 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

-Return of Vessels owned by CHINESE Residents, HOLDERS OF LAND IN THE COLONY, to which, upon additional Security than that required by the Imperial Acts, Certificates of British Registry were granted ex favore, according to the opinion of The Honorable Be Acting Allorney General, and previous to the enactment of the Colonial Registry Ordinance.

Na op Jusnu

DATE OF REGISTRY.

NAME OF VESSEL.

RIG.

TONNAGE.

NAME OF OWNER.

NAME OF MASTER.

REMARKS.

1834

1854.

14 September 20❘ Chaong Loong

Lorcha

15

16

October November 3

19

Good Chance

6713 14970

Achut-kinsoon

Lam-yow

"1

Tylee

78,

11

18

13

Hamilton

"

19

16

Yen Loong

Ship Lorcha

4382

Tam-achoey

70동

n

30

See-chung

"

33130

2

""

23

December

7

Tucklee

15

Cun-yeun-tye

2.7

56,30 65438

97

20

Cheup-sun

"

5130

28

Chun Hing

1855°

1855.

1 January

30 | Quong-sin-on

2 Ty-loong

69 81

Cum-hap-lee

11913 78.35

12

Yow-lee

"

45138

7

16 Quoke-tsop

541%

11] February 2 | Eagle

1397

Tong-chun-kong Mung-tong

to

53

Ab-hing

Achat-kin-shing

Do. Lee-aluk-ke Cheong-ahoy Ah-chuen Phang-achin Yeong-war

Achat-kin-shing

Ching-chee-fan

Kwoke-sheay

Kuok-akwan Lam-yeun Ab-hing James Farr Chun-ahing Leong-akwang Ah-yook Le-chung-sun John Roberts Francis Geard Yeong-war

Ah-kwong

Assoo

Achun

Kok-po-hung

Joze Simao Vieira

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d January, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

2

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

B.-Return of SQUARE-RIGGED VESSELS, LORCHAS, &c., registered at the Port of Victoria, Hongkong, under Ordinance No. 4 or 1855, for the Registration of Colonial Vessels.

Cheang-hoong Y. J. Murrow

""

Y. J. Murrow Tung-sing-chew

Y. J. Murrow Tam-achoey

Tong-shin

Angier & Allanson Wong-aping

Quok-chun Leonard Cory Antonio Xavier George Digby Charles Dinno Wm. Furgusson

Antonio Gonsalvez Henry Wm. Wright

Henry Brown John Hartson Clemente Batalha

John Hartson

No. OF RUGI STER.

DATE OF RE-

NAME OF VESSEL.

RIG.

TONNAGE.

NAME OF OWNER.

NAME OF Master.

REMARKS.

GISTRY.

1835

1855 March 23

Rapid

Lorcha

24

Centaur

24

99

Anonyma

26

Dart

"

66138 10418 6 70130 624 61

April

2

Fut-shun

"

9513

Jas. Stephenson F. J. Angier

2 Heong-shan

5813%

**

2

Arrow

13

Endeavour

Lorcha

9

10

11.

"9

May

13

See-tow-po

"

"

13

Cum-sun-lee

Register cancelled

Register cancelled

343%

631'

1

Fy-tee

5513%

99

12

""

7

Madge Wildfire

">

78130

40

13

"

19

Cum-tong-fat

"9

90,238

22

14

22

London

"

108,30

15

22

Tong-hang

6914

"

"9

16

23

Mermaid

714

19

"

17

31

Little Britain

"9

18

June

21 Magnolia

Steamer Lorcha

22136

19

22

Shun-loi

"

7713%

20

21

»

22

99

23

"

24

"

25

26

August 1 Rose

17 Cum-hing

18 Ke-lung-poo-oan

24

New Packet

24 | Kum-foong-lee

September 10 Queen of the West

20 Lintin

Steamer

74

Lorcha

53

""

11811

98

""

168

29

96

""

"J

Ship

311

27

27

Arrow

127

""

"

1

28

October

4

Paddy Bird

90

"

29

8

Thai-shun

165

"

30

December 22

Palermo

61

"

31.

22

Alma and Inkerman

129

"

"

32

"

27 | Attempt

* 601

George Bollwy

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

42*3

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d January, 1856.

No. 11.

W. V. Sage W. A. Bowra G. Cameron

Lo-assam

Y. J. Murrow

Quoke-yow

D. R. Caldwell Cheang-alye Sung-agwoon Thomas Roberts Absue

Fong-aming

James Stephenson

Oow-yun-moon John Richi Cheong-aloy

William Harding

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Thomas Redmont Thomas Clements Thomas Smith Wm. Smith Santiago Portez T. B. Blackhead John Ward Charles Johnson Wm. Stadden John Smith James Boyle James P. Barry Thomas Kennedy

James Boyle

Thomas Martinez Joseph Hendrick John Nevin

Notice is hereby given, that the Office of the Assessors of Police Rate is removed from the Central Police Station to the Government Offices, whither all persons requiring to address these Officers are desired to direct their Communications.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th January, 1856.

NOTICE.

Next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT

Tunder its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held òn FRIDAY, the 1st day of February, 1856, at 10 o'clock 43.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, in 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. Divided into SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S R10,000 EACHI.

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.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

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

Established 1843.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of MrC. VICTOR BESSIERES in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co. Canton, 1st January, 1856.

IN

MR

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., Penung.

OLICIES on GooDS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

POL

World.

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

NOTICE.

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of

the Members and Friends of the " MORRISON

T

· EDUCATION SOCIETY," will be held in the LIBRARY, at the COURT HOUSE, on Wednesday, the 18th instant, at 5 o'clock P.M.

Victoria, 21st January, 1856.

.

JAMES LEGGE, Secretary.

NOTICE.

R CHARLES GUYE is authorized to sign

our Firm in CHINA per Procuration.

.DIMIER BROTHERS & Co. Canton, 1st January, 1856.

MR

NOTICE

R JAMES McCORMICK is authorized to

sign our Firm per Procuration.

ALVORD & Co. Canton, 12th January, 1856.

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN,

Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

NOTICE.

MR R. P. DE SILVER is this day admittee of

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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.

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 Shenghae.

TH

TURNEK & Co.

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong, W. A. HARLAnd, M.D. For Canton,-WALT. GEO. DICKSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

REDERICK BLOCK, Esq., is my ATTORNEY,

in China during my absence therefrom.

W. T. BRIDGES.

FRE

15th January, 1856.

Partner in our Firm, and will take charge of Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.—

the NEW YORK Branch Establishment.

DE SILVER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1856.

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-six Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Centa-Ong- half of these charges for each Repetition.

2

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

B.-Return of SQUARE-RIGGED VESSELS, LORCHAS, &c., registered at the Port of Victoria, Hongkong, under Ordinance No. 4 or 1855, for the Registration of Colonial Vessels.

Cheang-hoong Y. J. Murrow

""

Y. J. Murrow Tung-sing-chew

Y. J. Murrow Tam-achoey

Tong-shin

Angier & Allanson Wong-aping

Quok-chun Leonard Cory Antonio Xavier George Digby Charles Dinno Wm. Furgusson

Antonio Gonsalvez Henry Wm. Wright

Henry Brown John Hartson Clemente Batalha

John Hartson

No. OF RUGI STER.

DATE OF RE-

NAME OF VESSEL.

RIG.

TONNAGE.

NAME OF OWNER.

NAME OF Master.

REMARKS.

GISTRY.

1835

1855 March 23

Rapid

Lorcha

24

Centaur

24

99

Anonyma

26

Dart

"

66138 10418 6 70130 624 61

April

2

Fut-shun

"

9513

Jas. Stephenson F. J. Angier

2 Heong-shan

5813%

**

2

Arrow

13

Endeavour

Lorcha

9

10

11.

"9

May

13

See-tow-po

"

"

13

Cum-sun-lee

Register cancelled

Register cancelled

343%

631'

1

Fy-tee

5513%

99

12

""

7

Madge Wildfire

">

78130

40

13

"

19

Cum-tong-fat

"9

90,238

22

14

22

London

"

108,30

15

22

Tong-hang

6914

"

"9

16

23

Mermaid

714

19

"

17

31

Little Britain

"9

18

June

21 Magnolia

Steamer Lorcha

22136

19

22

Shun-loi

"

7713%

20

21

»

22

99

23

"

24

"

25

26

August 1 Rose

17 Cum-hing

18 Ke-lung-poo-oan

24

New Packet

24 | Kum-foong-lee

September 10 Queen of the West

20 Lintin

Steamer

74

Lorcha

53

""

11811

98

""

168

29

96

""

"J

Ship

311

27

27

Arrow

127

""

"

1

28

October

4

Paddy Bird

90

"

29

8

Thai-shun

165

"

30

December 22

Palermo

61

"

31.

22

Alma and Inkerman

129

"

"

32

"

27 | Attempt

* 601

George Bollwy

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

42*3

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d January, 1856.

No. 11.

W. V. Sage W. A. Bowra G. Cameron

Lo-assam

Y. J. Murrow

Quoke-yow

D. R. Caldwell Cheang-alye Sung-agwoon Thomas Roberts Absue

Fong-aming

James Stephenson

Oow-yun-moon John Richi Cheong-aloy

William Harding

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Thomas Redmont Thomas Clements Thomas Smith Wm. Smith Santiago Portez T. B. Blackhead John Ward Charles Johnson Wm. Stadden John Smith James Boyle James P. Barry Thomas Kennedy

James Boyle

Thomas Martinez Joseph Hendrick John Nevin

Notice is hereby given, that the Office of the Assessors of Police Rate is removed from the Central Police Station to the Government Offices, whither all persons requiring to address these Officers are desired to direct their Communications.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th January, 1856.

NOTICE.

Next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT

Tunder its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held òn FRIDAY, the 1st day of February, 1856, at 10 o'clock 43.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, in 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. Divided into SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S R10,000 EACHI.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 2D FEBRUARY, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 31.

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

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

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

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

No. 3 of 1856.

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 declare certain. Acts of the Imperial Parliament to be in force in the Colony of Imgkong.

[29th January, 1856.]

Whereas it is expedient that the Provisions of certain Acts of the Imperial Parliament should be dopted in this Colony: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, that the Three Acts of Parliament, the Titles of which are set forth in the Schedule hereunto annexed, shall, from and after the passing of this Ordi- nance, be in force in this Colony, so far as the same are applicable thereto.

JOHN BOWRING.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 29th Day of January, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

Schedule of the Three Acts of Parliament to which this Ordinance refers.

6 & 7 Victoria, cap. 83.-" An Act to amend the Law respecting the Duties of Coroners."

9 & 10 Victoria, cap. 24.-" An Act for removing some Defects in the Administration of Criminal Justice."

11 & 12 Victoria, cap. 46.- ." An Act for the Removal of Defects in the Administration of Criminal Justice."

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Title.

Preamble.

Three Acts of Par liament enumerated in

Schedule annexed, to be in force in the Colony.

It having been notified in the London Gazette of August 17th, 1855, that "the Chinese Passengers' Act 1855 Las received the Royal Assent, His Excellency The Governor is pleased to direct the publication of the same for general information.

This Act will therefore be enforced from this date, and the Emigration Officer has been instructed accordingly.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th January, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO & DECIMO NONO VICTORIE REGINE.

CAP. CIV.

An Act for the Regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships.

[14th August, 1855.]

Whereas Abuses have occurred in conveying Emigrants from Ports in the Chinese Seas: And whereas it is expe dent to prevent such Abuses: Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Content of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

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Bongkong

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Government

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 2D FEBRUARY, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 31.

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.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

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

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

No. 3 of 1856.

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 declare certain. Acts of the Imperial Parliament to be in force in the Colony of Imgkong.

[29th January, 1856.]

Whereas it is expedient that the Provisions of certain Acts of the Imperial Parliament should be dopted in this Colony: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, that the Three Acts of Parliament, the Titles of which are set forth in the Schedule hereunto annexed, shall, from and after the passing of this Ordi- nance, be in force in this Colony, so far as the same are applicable thereto.

JOHN BOWRING.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 29th Day of January, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

Schedule of the Three Acts of Parliament to which this Ordinance refers.

6 & 7 Victoria, cap. 83.-" An Act to amend the Law respecting the Duties of Coroners."

9 & 10 Victoria, cap. 24.-" An Act for removing some Defects in the Administration of Criminal Justice."

11 & 12 Victoria, cap. 46.- ." An Act for the Removal of Defects in the Administration of Criminal Justice."

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Title.

Preamble.

Three Acts of Par liament enumerated in

Schedule annexed, to be in force in the Colony.

It having been notified in the London Gazette of August 17th, 1855, that "the Chinese Passengers' Act 1855 Las received the Royal Assent, His Excellency The Governor is pleased to direct the publication of the same for general information.

This Act will therefore be enforced from this date, and the Emigration Officer has been instructed accordingly.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th January, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO & DECIMO NONO VICTORIE REGINE.

CAP. CIV.

An Act for the Regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships.

[14th August, 1855.]

Whereas Abuses have occurred in conveying Emigrants from Ports in the Chinese Seas: And whereas it is expe dent to prevent such Abuses: Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Content of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

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Definition of certain

Terms hercin

tiened.

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XVI. Thi

I. In the Construction of this Act, the Term "Chinese Passenger Ship" shall include every Ship carrying fro oficially transı ollicially transı men-any Port in Hong Kong, and every British Ship carrying from any Port in China or within One hundred Miles

** aforesaid sha the Coast thereof, more than Twenty Passengers, being Natives of Asia; the Word "Colony," shall include all H written Declar Majesty's Possessions abroad not being under the Government of the East India Company; the Word "Governo shall signify the Person for the Time being lawfully administering the Government of such Colony; the Te Act, 1855."

Legistature of Hong Kong" shall signify the Governor and Legislative Council or other Legislative Authority oft XVII. Th same for the Time being; the Word" Ship" shall include all Sea-going Vessels; the Terms "Commander" a vernor thereof, "Master" of any Ship shall include any Person for the Time being in command or charge of the same; the Ter Emigration Officer" shall include every Person lawfully acting as Emigration Officer, Immigration Agent Protector of Emigrants, and every Person authorized by the Governor of any British Colony to carry out Provisions of this Act; and the Term British Consul" shall include every Person lawfully exercising Consu Note.-The wi Authority on behalf of Her Majesty in any Foreign Port.

Governor of Hong-

Passeng

II. No En

Ship, and the I

Legislature of Hong- II. It shall be lawful for the Legislature of Hong Kong, by any Ordinance to be by them enacted for that P

to a Fin Kong to make Regula- pose, to make Regulations respecting Chinese Passenger Ships, and, in the Case of British Ships, respecting i

I. No Chi thons respecting Pas- Treatment of the Passengers therein while at Sea; and until such Enactment, the Regulations contained in Sched tion without a senger Ships, &c.

(A.) to this Act annexed shall be in force: Provided always, that no such Ordinance shall come into operation u Chinese Passen Her Majesty's Confirmation of the same shall have been proclaimed in Hong Kong by the Governor thereof.

III. It shall be lawful for the Governor of Hong Kong to declare, by Proclamation, for the Purposes of this 4 Seven Days aft kong to declare Length and of the said Regulations, what shall be deemed to be the Duration of the Voyage of any Chinese Passenger Sh Day of Sailing. of Voyages.

and by such Proclamation to alter the Scales of Dietary, Medicines, and Medical Comforts contained in the afores III. After Schedule (4.) No Chinese Pas- IV. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any Voyage of more than Seven Di refusing to allo senger Ship to clear Duration until the Master thereof shall have received from an Emigration Officer a Copy of the aforesaid Regulatio IV. The E out on Voyage of and a Certificate in the Form contained in Schedule B. to this Act annexed, or in such other Form as may be p Seven scribed by the said Legislature, which Copy and Certificate, with any Documents to be attached thereto (herein-a Days without Emigra designated as Emigration Papers,) shall be signed by the said Emigration Officer, nor until the Master shall, w tion Officer's Certifi- cate and Copy of Regu-

Two sufficient Sureties, to be approved by the said Emigration Officer, have entered into a joint and several Bond lations, nor until Bond the Sum of One thousand Pounds to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in the Form contained in Schedule be given to Crown. to this Act annexed, or in such other Form as shall be prescribed by the said Legislature.

Penalty of Bond, V. The said penal Sum of One thousand Pounds shall be due and recoverable notwithstanding any Penalty

Forfeiture imposed by this Act or by the aforesaid Regulations, and whether such Penalties or Forfeitures shall been sued for and recovered or not.

more

when recoverable.

Commander of Ships

VI. It shall be lawful for the Commander of any of Her Majesty's Ships of War, or for any Emigration Off of War, &c., may Custom House Officer, or British Consul, to enter and search any Chinese Passenger Ship (being a British Ve search Ships, or re- or within British Jurisdiction) so long as such Ship shall have any Passengers on board, and for Forty-eight He quire Production of afterwards, and in case such Ship shall be engaged on a Voyage of more than Seven Days' Duration, to require! l'apers.

Penalty for Neglect to comply with Regula-

tions, &c.

Ship to be forfeited

Production of the Emigration Papers of such Ship, and to examine all Persons on board of the same, in orde ascertain whether the Provisions of this Act and of the Regulations aforesaid have been complied with; and Person who refuses to allow, attempts to avoid, or obstructs any such Entry, Search, or Examination, or knowingly misleads or deceives any Person lawfully making any such Search or Examination, or who, being Master of the Ship or having the Emigration Papers in his Custody, fails to produce the same when require aforesaid, shall be deemed guilty of a Misdemeanor,

VII. In case of any Neglect or Refusal to comply with any of the Provisions of this Act or any of the Regi tions aforesaid, or to perform any Stipulation in any of the Contracts made with the Passengers, the Master of Ship, and any other Person who may have been guilty of or have aided or ́abetted such Neglect or Refusal, each be deemed for each Offence guilty of a Misdemeanor.

VIII. If any Chinese Passenger Ship clears out or proceeds to Sea on any Voyage exceeding Seven Day for clearing without Duration without such Emigration Papers as aforesaid, or if the Emigration Papers of any Chinese Passenger Emigration Papers, or for Forgery of such are forged or fraudulently altered, such Ship shall, if she is a British Ship, or if, not being a British Ship, Papers.

Offence is committed and the Ship is seized in Her Majesty's Dominions or in the Territories of the East L Company, be forfeited to Her Majesty.

Penalties in addition to Forfeiture.

Mode of enforcing Forfeiture.

IX. Every Person who commits or aids or abets in committing any Act or Default by which any Chi Passenger Ship may become liable to Forfeiture shall be liable to a Penalty not exceeding One hundred Pound

each Offence.

X. It shall be lawful for any Commissioned Officer on Full Pay in the Military or Naval Service of Majesty, or any British Officer of Customs, or any British Consul, to seize and detain any Ship which has be subject to Forfeiture as aforesaid, and bring her for Adjudication before the High Court of Admiralty in Englar Ireland, or any Court having Admiralty Jurisdiction in Her Majesty's Dominions or in the Territories of the India Company, and such Court may thereupon make such Order in the Case as it thinks fit, and may awarde Portion of the Proceeds of the Sale of any forfeited Ship as it thinks right to the Officer bringing in the sam Adjudication, or to any Persons damaged by the Act or Default which has rendered the Ship liable to Forfeiture XI. No such Officer as aforesaid shall be responsible, either civilly or criminally, to any Person whomso any Seizure made on in respect of the Seizure or Detention of any Ship that has been seized or detained by him in pursuance of Provisions herein contained, notwithstanding that such Ship is not brought in for Adjudication, or, if so brough is declared not to be liable to Forfeiture, if it is shown to the Satisfaction of the Judge or Court before whom Trial relating to such Ship or such Seizure or Detention is held that there are reasonable Grounds for such Se or Detention; but if no such Grounds are shown, such Judge or Court may award Payment of Costs and Dar to any Party aggrieved, and make such other Order in the Premises as he or it thinks just.

Officer not liable for

reasonable Grounds.

Fine may be substi- tuted for Forfeiture.

Mode of Procedure in Criminal Cases.

Application of Pen-

alties.

proce

XII. It shall be lawful for the Court before which any Ship liable to Forfeiture under this Act is against to impose such a pecuniary Penalty as to the same Court shall seem fit, in lieu of condemning the Ship in such Case to cause the Ship to be detained until the Penalty is paid, and to cause any Penalty so imposed ( applied in the same Manner in which the Proceeds of the said Ship, if condemned and sold by Order of the Q would have been applicable.

XIII. All Misdemeanors and other Criminal Offences punishable under this Act shall be dealt with, tried judged of in the same Manner as Misdemeanors and other Offences punishable under the Merchant Shipping 1854, and all the Rules of Law, Practice, or Evidence applicable to the last-mentioned Misdemeanors and Of shall be applicable to Misdemeanors and other Offences under this Act.

XIV. Any Court, Justice, or Magistrate imposing any Penalty under this Act for which no specific Applit is herein provided may, if it or he thinks fit, direct the whole or any Part thereof to be applied in compensating person for any Wrong or Damage which he may have sustained by the Act or Default in respect of which such Pe is imposed, or in or towards Payment of the Expenses of the Proceedings; and, subject to such Directions or sp Application as aforesaid, all Penalties recovered in the United Kingdom shall be paid into the Receipt of Her Maj Exchequer in such Manner as the Treasury may direct, and shall be carried to and form Part of the Consol Fund of the United Kingdom; and all Penalties recovered in any British Possession shall be paid over into the Treasury of such Possession, and form Part of the Public Revenue thereof.

Written Declarations XV, In any legal Proceeding taken under this Act or in respect of the Bond herein-before vequired, any of Cominanders, &c., ment purporting to be the written Declaration of any British Consul, or of the Commander of any of Her Maj primâ facie Evidence. Ships of War, or to be a Copy of the Proceedings of any Court of Justice, shall, without any Proof of 'Signatu received in Evidence, in case it shall appear that such Copy or Declaration, if produced in the United Kingdor

1. Th: any Carg Passenge 2. The

ficial and above Tr

3. The Passenge 4. Th sufficient

to the fo

Rice,

Salted Pro

Wholl Pork Pork Salted Vege Water Firewood

Tea

5. Tha

Calomel, Blue Pill, Rhubarb Powde

Compound Jalap pecacuanha Pov Opium, Dover's Powder,

Magnesia, Chloride of Lime Epsom Salts,

Tartar Emetic, Quinine, Antimonial Powe

Extract of Coloc Carbonate of Au Assafoetida,

Camphor,

Camphorated Lin Catechu, Prepared Chalk, Tincture of Opiu Turpentine,

1 Set of Amput (if there be a them). Minim Glass M

1 One Ounce Gla

1 Pestle and Mor 1 Set of Weights

1

Set of common Set of Bleeding

I Silver Catheter V. The Mas Seven Days' Dur: According to the a Passengers, in res not ill-use the Pa issue Medicines an as may be mentio shall

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officially transmitted to One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or, if produced in any Colony, was Ship carrying fro: officially transmitted to the Governor thereof: Provided always, that no Person making such written Declaration ne hundred Miles ( as aforesaid shall be capable of receiving a Share of any Penalty or Forfeiture which shall be procured by such hall include all H written Declaration.

"Chinese Passengers Word "Governor

XVI. This Act may be cited for any Purpose whatever. under the Name of the Colony; the Ter Act, 1855."

XVII. This Act shall come into operation as soon as it shall have been proclaimed in Hong Kong by the Go- vernor thereof, or if not so proclaimed, “on the First Day of January next ensuing.

ive Authority of th "Commander” a

nigration Agent

he same; the Ter

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macted for that Pu

SCHEDULE (4.)

Regulations respecting Chinese Passenger Ships.

exercising Consul Ne.—The wilful and fraudulent Breach of any of these Regulations by the Person in charge of any Chinese Passenger Ship is punishable by Forfeiture of the Ship, and every Person concerned in such Breach is liable to a Fine of One hundred Pounds for cach Offence.

Ships, respecting ti

I. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any Voyage of more than Seven Days' Dura-

■ntained in Schedɛtion without a Certificate from an Emigration Officer; and such Certificate shall be in the Form provided by the into operation un Chinese Passenger Act, 1855.

or thereof.

II. No Emigration Officer shall be bound to give such Certificate in respect of any Chinese Passenger Ship till Purposes of this A Seven Days after receiving Notice that the Ship is to carry Passengers, and of her Destination, and of her proposed ese Passenger Sh Day of Sailing, nor unless there are on board a Surgeon and Interpreter approved by such Emigration Officer.

III. After receiving such Notice, the Emigration Officer shall be at liberty at all Times to enter and inspect the Ship, and the Fittings, Provisions, and Stores therein, and any Person impeding him in such Entry or Inspection, or refusing to allow of the same, shall be liable to a Fine of not more than One hundred Pounds for each Offence.

IV. The Emigration Officer shall not give his Certificate unless he shall be satisfied,—

ined in the afores

re than Seven Da foresaid Regulatio Form as may be på thereto (herein-af

e Master shall, wi and several Bond Lined in Schedule

■ding any Penalty "orfeitures shall ha

Emigration Offic eing a British Ves r Forty-eight Ho ration, to require & he same, in order plied with; and a Examination, or w n, or who, being me when required

-r any of the Regul -s, the Master of lect or Refusal,

eding Seven Day! inese Passenger S ga British Ship, t ies of the East In

which

Chi

auy ≥ hundred Pounds

Naval Service of hip which has beck miralty in Englan Territories of the and may award inging in the same able to Forfeiture

Person whomsoe

in

off

pursuance m, or, if so brought urt before whom

unds for such Sei

of Costs and Dami

- this Act is

proce demning the Ship alty so imposed t y Order of the C

e dealt with, tried, erchant Shipping emeanors and Offet

no specific Applica

ed in compensating

= of which such Per

-h Directions or spe

1. That the Ship is sea-worthy, and properly manned, equipped, fitted, and ventilated; and has not on board any Cargo likely, from its Quality, Quantity, or Mode of Stowage, to prejudice the Health or Safety of the Passengers:

2. That the Space appropriated to the Passengers in the 'Tween Decks contains at the least Twelve Super- ficial and Seventy-two Cubical Feet of Space for every Adult on board; that is to say, for every Passenger above Twelve Years of Age, and for every Two Passengers between the Ages of One Year aud Twelve Years: 3. That a Space of Five Superficial Feet per Adult is left clear on the Upper Deck for the Use of the Passengers;

4. That Provisions, Fuel, and Water have been placed on board of good Quality, properly packed, and sufficient to supply the Passengers on board during the declared Duration of the intended Voyage, according to the following Scale:

Rice,

Salted Provisions.-

Pork and Fish; or

Wholly Pork; or

Pork, Beef, and ₫ Fish

Salted Vegetable or Pickles

Water

Firewood

Tea

Calomel, Blue Pill,

DIETARY SCALE.

1 per diem.

}

do.

19

# do.

Imperial Quarts 3

do.

Ib 2

do.

oz.

do.

5. That Medicines and Medical Comforts have been placed on board according to the following Scale:

Scale of MEDICINES and Medical Comforts:

For every 100 Passengers, and in like Proportion for any greater or less Number.

Rhubarb Powder, Compound Jalap Powder, Ipecacuanba Powder,

Opium, Dover's Powder, Magnesia, Epsom Salts.

Chloride of Lime, Tartar Emetic, Quinine,

Antimonial Powder,

Extract of Colocynth, Compound, Carbonate of Ammonia, Assafœtida,

Camphor, Camphorated Liniment,

Catechu, Prepared Chalk, Tincture of Opium, Terpentine,

3 oz.

2

"

2

12

2222

"

Gib

20

*

Senna Leaves, Blistering Plaister, Sulphur Sublimed

Sulphur Ointment, Linseed Flour, Country Soap,

Castor Oil,

Oil of Peppermint,

Adhesive Plaister, spread,

Simple Ointment,

4 Drams.

2 0%.

Ringworm Ointment,

Jeremie's Opiate, .

Aromatic Spirits of Hartshorn, Cholera Pills in Phial,

Cubebs Powder,

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1

"

Sweet Spirits of Nitre,

39

16

"

62

2

"

8

"

16

"

Copaiba,

Sulphate of Copper,

Sulphate of Zinc,

Lunar Caustic,

Lime Juice,

Rum or Brandy,

INSTRUMENTS, &c.

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.

Set of Bleeding Lancets.

1 Silver Catheter.

| | Spatula.

1 Dressing Scissors.

1 Infusion Box.

1 Quire of Country Paper.

1 Penknife.

2 Metal Bed Pans.

2 Trusses for Hernia, Right and Left.

2 Small Syringes.

4 Ounces prepared Lint.

2 Pieces Cloth for Bandages.

8 oz. 8

16

12

99

39

4 lb

24 oz.

6 Bottles.

2 oz. 2 Yards.

16 oz.

16

2 oz. Phial.

4

12 Drams.

4 lb

16 oz.

16

2

1

4 Drams.

36 Quarts.

36

"

3

Short Title.

Commencement of

Act.

V. The Master of any Chinese Passenger Ship being a British Ship and proceeding on a Voyage of more than Receipt of Hier Maibeven Days' Duration shall, during the whole of the intended Voyage, make Issues of Provisions, Fuel, and Water, aid over into the Paccording to the aforesaid Dietary Scale, and shall not make any Alteration, except for the manifest Advantage of the

art of the Consond

ore cequired, any D

of any of Her Maje

Proof of Signature United Kingdom,

Passengers, in respect of the Space allotted to them as aforesaid, or in respect of the Means of Ventilation, and shall not ill-use the Passengers, or require them (except in case of Necessity) to help in working the Vessel; and shall issue Medicines and Medical Comforts, as shall be requisite, to the best of his Judgment, and shall, call at such Ports as may be mentioned in the Emigration Officer's Clearing Certificate for fresh Water and other Necessaries; and shall carry them without unnecessary Delay to the Destination to which they have contracted to proceed.

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VI. The Emigration Officer shall not give his Certificate until he shall have mustered the Passengers, and have ascertained to the best of his Power that they understand whither they are going, and comprehend the Nature of any Contracts of Service which they have made; he shall also take care that a Copy of the Form of such Contracts, or an Abstract of their Substance, signed by himself, is appended to the said Certificate: If any of the Passengers are in bad Health, or insufficiently provided with Clothing, or if the Contracts are unfair, or if there is Reason to suspect that Fraud or Violence have been practised in their Collection or Embarkation, he may detain the Ship, and, if he shall think fit, may order all or any of the Passengers to be re-landed.

schedule (B.)

Emigration Officer's Certificate. &c. I hereby authorize the Chinese Passenger Ship

in

to proceed to Sea for the Port of ; and I certify that the said Ship can legally carry

Adults, and that there are on board Passengers, making in all

Adults, viz.,

Men,

Women,

Male Children, and

Female Children, such Children being between the Ages of One and Twelve Years; that the Space set apart and to be kept clear for the Use of such Emigrants is as follows:-On the Upper Deck, Superficial Feet, being [here describe the Space], and in the Between Decks

Superficial Feet, being [here describe the Space]; that the Ship is properly manned and fitted, and that the Means of ventilating the Part of the Between Decks appropriated to Passengers are as follows, [here describe the Means of Ventilation]; that the Ship is furnished with a proper Quantity of good Provisions, Fuel, and Water for

Days' Issues to the Passengers according to the *aunexed Dietary Scale, and with a proper Quantity of Medicines, Instruments, and Medical Comforts according to the annexed Scale of Medical Necessaries; that I have inspected the Contracts between the Emigrants and their intended Employers (the Terms of which are annexed to this Certificate), and consider them reasonable; that no Fraud appears to have been practised in collecting the Emigrants; and that there are on board a Surgeon +[and Interpreter] approved by me, and designated [respectively

and]

[The Master of the Ship is to put into

for Water and fresh Vegetables.]

(Signed)

Dated this

Day of

and

18

Emigration Officer.

* These Scales must be those prescribed by the Regulations in Schedule A.

In case the Ship has been authorized to proceed without an Interpreter, omit the Part between Brackets, and add “and that the Ship has been authorized to proceed without an Intrepreter."

The Part between Brackets is to be inserted or not, as may be required.

SCHEDULE (C.)

Form of Bond to be given by the Masters of Chinese Passenger Ships.

Know all Men by these Presents, That we are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lady Queen Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, in the Sum of One thousands Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be paid to our said Sovereign Lady the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors; to which Payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and every of us, jointly and severally, for and in the whole, our Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and every of them, firmly by these

Presents.

Dated this

Day of

18

Sealed with our Seals.

Whereas hy the Chinese Passenger Act, 1855, it is enacted, that before any Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on a Voyage of more than Seven Days' computed Duration, the Master thereof shall, with Two sufficient Sureties to be approved by an Emigration Officer, enter into a Bond to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in the Sum of One thousand Pounds.

Now the Condition of this Obligation is this, that if (in respect of the Ship

whereof

is Master) all and every of the Requirements of the said Chinese Passenger Act, and of the Regulations contained in Schedule (4.) to the said Act annexed, or enacted by the Legislature of Hongkong, shall be well and truly observed and performed [*in like Manner as the same ought to be observed and performed in case the said Ship were a British Ship, and the said

& British Subject], then this Obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full Force and Effect.

Signed, sealed, and delivered by the above-bounden

and

in the Presence of

* This Clause to be inserted only in the Case of a Foreign Chinese Passenger Ship.

[L.S.]

No. 14.

Bata Ceylo Madr Bom! Maur Cape

West

Great

Siam,

THOMAS General of E

Colonial

No. 15.

'It is her Excellency nance No. 6. Chief Justice the Supreme cated and det

Colonial

No. 16.

His Exc ANSTEY, Esq Majesty's Go

The Hor

No. 13.

JOHN BOWRING.

PROCLAMATION.

66

Colonial

POST-OFI E following Lordship TH

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Cold 20th November 11 of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, and C formation, viz :-

By the provisi Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

the 10th Instant,

64

Whereas by an Act of the Imperial Parliament of Great Britain and Ireland passed in this the Eighteenth a Postage, will henc Nineteenth Years of Her Majesty's Reign, entitled An Act for the Regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships, under Newspaper, wheth third clause thereof it is enacted, that "it shall be lawful for the Governor of Hongkong to declare by Proclamat forwarded by the France, from Hong "for the purposes

of this Act, what shall be deemed to be the duration of the Voyage of any Chinese Passenger Ship: Kingdom. Now therefore I, SIR JOHN BOWRING, Governor as aforesaid, by this my Proclamation issued for that purpo do dec'are that the following shall be the Rule of Computation by which the Length of the Voyage of any Ship car ing Chinese Passengers from Hongkong to the several Places hereinafter mentioned shall be computed, for

of the Act above referred to; that is to say :- purposes

Passage from Hongkong to the undermentioned Places for Ships propelled by Sails.

IN THE MONTHS

October to March. | April to Septembe

(both inclusive.)

California or West Coast of America, North of the Equator,

100 days.

75 days.

120

120

West Coast of America South of the Equator,

"

"

75

56

"

"

Sandwich Islands,

Sydney, Melbourne, or South Australia,

New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Feejee Islands, Tahiti, Society or Friendly Islands,

100

100

"

60 "

"

45

60

Western Australia,

65

"

n

Vin Diemen's Land,

75

90

"

New Zealand,

Manila,

Singapore,

20 铃

20 n

80882*

Upon Newspa Marseilles, Postage Kingdom as heretof "I have to de future collect in a upon all Newspa Kingdom, and tran any other route tha

Post-office, Hong 31st January, 1

R R. P. DE

M'

Partner in o

the NEW YORK B

Hongkong, 1st J

4

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

VI. The Emigration Officer shall not give his Certificate until he shall have mustered the Passengers, and have ascertained to the best of his Power that they understand whither they are going, and comprehend the Nature of any Contracts of Service which they have made; he shall also take care that a Copy of the Form of such Contracts, or an Abstract of their Substance, signed by himself, is appended to the said Certificate: If any of the Passengers are in bad Health, or insufficiently provided with Clothing, or if the Contracts are unfair, or if there is Reason to suspect that Fraud or Violence have been practised in their Collection or Embarkation, he may detain the Ship, and, if he shall think fit, may order all or any of the Passengers to be re-landed.

schedule (B.)

Emigration Officer's Certificate. &c. I hereby authorize the Chinese Passenger Ship

in

to proceed to Sea for the Port of ; and I certify that the said Ship can legally carry

Adults, and that there are on board Passengers, making in all

Adults, viz.,

Men,

Women,

Male Children, and

Female Children, such Children being between the Ages of One and Twelve Years; that the Space set apart and to be kept clear for the Use of such Emigrants is as follows:-On the Upper Deck, Superficial Feet, being [here describe the Space], and in the Between Decks

Superficial Feet, being [here describe the Space]; that the Ship is properly manned and fitted, and that the Means of ventilating the Part of the Between Decks appropriated to Passengers are as follows, [here describe the Means of Ventilation]; that the Ship is furnished with a proper Quantity of good Provisions, Fuel, and Water for

Days' Issues to the Passengers according to the *aunexed Dietary Scale, and with a proper Quantity of Medicines, Instruments, and Medical Comforts according to the annexed Scale of Medical Necessaries; that I have inspected the Contracts between the Emigrants and their intended Employers (the Terms of which are annexed to this Certificate), and consider them reasonable; that no Fraud appears to have been practised in collecting the Emigrants; and that there are on board a Surgeon +[and Interpreter] approved by me, and designated [respectively

and]

[The Master of the Ship is to put into

for Water and fresh Vegetables.]

(Signed)

Dated this

Day of

and

18

Emigration Officer.

* These Scales must be those prescribed by the Regulations in Schedule A.

In case the Ship has been authorized to proceed without an Interpreter, omit the Part between Brackets, and add “and that the Ship has been authorized to proceed without an Intrepreter."

The Part between Brackets is to be inserted or not, as may be required.

SCHEDULE (C.)

Form of Bond to be given by the Masters of Chinese Passenger Ships.

Know all Men by these Presents, That we are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lady Queen Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, in the Sum of One thousands Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be paid to our said Sovereign Lady the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors; to which Payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and every of us, jointly and severally, for and in the whole, our Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and every of them, firmly by these

Presents.

Dated this

Day of

18

Sealed with our Seals.

Whereas hy the Chinese Passenger Act, 1855, it is enacted, that before any Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on a Voyage of more than Seven Days' computed Duration, the Master thereof shall, with Two sufficient Sureties to be approved by an Emigration Officer, enter into a Bond to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in the Sum of One thousand Pounds.

Now the Condition of this Obligation is this, that if (in respect of the Ship

whereof

is Master) all and every of the Requirements of the said Chinese Passenger Act, and of the Regulations contained in Schedule (4.) to the said Act annexed, or enacted by the Legislature of Hongkong, shall be well and truly observed and performed [*in like Manner as the same ought to be observed and performed in case the said Ship were a British Ship, and the said

& British Subject], then this Obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full Force and Effect.

Signed, sealed, and delivered by the above-bounden

and

in the Presence of

* This Clause to be inserted only in the Case of a Foreign Chinese Passenger Ship.

[L.S.]

No. 14.

Bata Ceylo Madr Bom! Maur Cape

West

Great

Siam,

THOMAS General of E

Colonial

No. 15.

'It is her Excellency nance No. 6. Chief Justice the Supreme cated and det

Colonial

No. 16.

His Exc ANSTEY, Esq Majesty's Go

The Hor

No. 13.

JOHN BOWRING.

PROCLAMATION.

66

Colonial

POST-OFI E following Lordship TH

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Cold 20th November 11 of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, and C formation, viz :-

By the provisi Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

the 10th Instant,

64

Whereas by an Act of the Imperial Parliament of Great Britain and Ireland passed in this the Eighteenth a Postage, will henc Nineteenth Years of Her Majesty's Reign, entitled An Act for the Regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships, under Newspaper, wheth third clause thereof it is enacted, that "it shall be lawful for the Governor of Hongkong to declare by Proclamat forwarded by the France, from Hong "for the purposes

of this Act, what shall be deemed to be the duration of the Voyage of any Chinese Passenger Ship: Kingdom. Now therefore I, SIR JOHN BOWRING, Governor as aforesaid, by this my Proclamation issued for that purpo do dec'are that the following shall be the Rule of Computation by which the Length of the Voyage of any Ship car ing Chinese Passengers from Hongkong to the several Places hereinafter mentioned shall be computed, for

of the Act above referred to; that is to say :- purposes

Passage from Hongkong to the undermentioned Places for Ships propelled by Sails.

IN THE MONTHS

October to March. | April to Septembe

(both inclusive.)

California or West Coast of America, North of the Equator,

100 days.

75 days.

120

120

West Coast of America South of the Equator,

"

"

75

56

"

"

Sandwich Islands,

Sydney, Melbourne, or South Australia,

New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Feejee Islands, Tahiti, Society or Friendly Islands,

100

100

"

60 "

"

45

60

Western Australia,

65

"

n

Vin Diemen's Land,

75

90

"

New Zealand,

Manila,

Singapore,

20 铃

20 n

80882*

Upon Newspa Marseilles, Postage Kingdom as heretof "I have to de future collect in a upon all Newspa Kingdom, and tran any other route tha

Post-office, Hong 31st January, 1

R R. P. DE

M'

Partner in o

the NEW YORK B

Hongkong, 1st J

(L.S.]

No. 14.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

IN THE MONTHS

October to March. | April to September.

(both inclusive.)

5

30 days.

Batavia,

45

60 days. 70

"

Ceylon,

50

75

Madras or Calcutta,

"

"

60

80

n

#

Bombay,

60

80

Mauritius or Bourbon,

99

65

85

Cape of Good Hope,

"

99

West Indies, or East Coast of America,

147

168

"

162

184

Great Britain or Europe,

"

*

20

45

Siam,

Given under my hand and Seal of the Colony, at the Government Offices, Victoria, Hongkong, this 26th Day of January in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-six, and in the Nineteenth Year of Her Majesty's Reign.

By His Excellency's Command,

""

99

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, baving this day reported his arrival in the Colony, is appointed Attorney General of Hongkong by virtue of a Warrant under the Royal Sign Manual.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th January, 1856.

No. 15.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

gurt appointment

It is hereby notified, that in consequence of the continued indisposition of the Honorable The Chief Justice, His Excellency The Governor has, under his hand and Seal of the Colony, and in accordance with Clause V. of Ordi- nance No. 6 of 1845, appointed THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, Attorney General, to sit in the place of the said Chief Justice, and hear and determine such Suits as may be brought before him under the Summary Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, on Friday next, the 1st proximo, and following days, until all such cases shall be by him adjudi- cated and determined.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th January, 1856.

No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief has been pleased to appoint THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, Attorney General, to a Seat in the Legislative Council of this Colony, pending the Pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

The Honorable THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, has been this day sworn in accordingly.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

'T'I flowing Instructions received from dated E following Instructions received from His of the Colab November 1855, are published for general in- ary, and Ces taon, viz :--

He the provisions of a Treasury Warrant dated She 19th Instant, a Rate of One Penny, British Eighteenth, will henceforth be chargeable upon every hips, under, whether British, Colonial, or Foreign, Proclamat diewarded by the Post, otherwise than through Jew, from Hongkong for delivery in the United enger Shipudim r that purp Upon Newspapers received from Hongkong, viâ any Ship ca puted, for

THS

il to Septembe ve.)

75 days.

120

"

56

"

100

80

60

"

80

"

90

20

45

Yarwin, Portage will be collected in the United § moden as heretofore.

Lave to desire, therefore, that you will in fidue ellert in alcance this rate of One Penny Ken all Newspapers addressed to the United kinghem, and transmitted via Southampton or by

other route than France.”

Pret-fee, Hongkong, 21st January, 1856.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

NOTICE.

¤ R. P. DE SILVER is this day admitted a Pertuer in our Firm, and will take charge of bow Your Bɛanch Establishment.

›DE SILVER & Co. ng, lat January, 1856.

Steam for

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, HE next GENERAL MAILS per

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

THE & SOUTHAMPTON; Also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & Oriental Steam NAVIGA-

THE TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “CADIZ," Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen- gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on FRIDAY, the 15th February 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 Particulare 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 Oderland 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 suoh declaration.

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1856,

66

Cadiz." will be closed on THURSDAY, the 14th February, at 6 o'clock, P.M.; and the Customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the follow- ing Morning between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Wм. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Muster.

Post-office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1856.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliamènt, 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.

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-W. A. Harland, M.D. For Canton,--Walt, GEO. DICKSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

THE

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of MrC. VICTOR BESSIERES in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1836.

(L.S.]

No. 14.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

IN THE MONTHS

October to March. | April to September.

(both inclusive.)

5

30 days.

Batavia,

45

60 days. 70

"

Ceylon,

50

75

Madras or Calcutta,

"

"

60

80

n

#

Bombay,

60

80

Mauritius or Bourbon,

99

65

85

Cape of Good Hope,

"

99

West Indies, or East Coast of America,

147

168

"

162

184

Great Britain or Europe,

"

*

20

45

Siam,

Given under my hand and Seal of the Colony, at the Government Offices, Victoria, Hongkong, this 26th Day of January in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-six, and in the Nineteenth Year of Her Majesty's Reign.

By His Excellency's Command,

""

99

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, baving this day reported his arrival in the Colony, is appointed Attorney General of Hongkong by virtue of a Warrant under the Royal Sign Manual.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th January, 1856.

No. 15.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

gurt appointment

It is hereby notified, that in consequence of the continued indisposition of the Honorable The Chief Justice, His Excellency The Governor has, under his hand and Seal of the Colony, and in accordance with Clause V. of Ordi- nance No. 6 of 1845, appointed THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, Attorney General, to sit in the place of the said Chief Justice, and hear and determine such Suits as may be brought before him under the Summary Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, on Friday next, the 1st proximo, and following days, until all such cases shall be by him adjudi- cated and determined.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th January, 1856.

No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief has been pleased to appoint THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, Attorney General, to a Seat in the Legislative Council of this Colony, pending the Pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

The Honorable THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, has been this day sworn in accordingly.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

'T'I flowing Instructions received from dated E following Instructions received from His of the Colab November 1855, are published for general in- ary, and Ces taon, viz :--

He the provisions of a Treasury Warrant dated She 19th Instant, a Rate of One Penny, British Eighteenth, will henceforth be chargeable upon every hips, under, whether British, Colonial, or Foreign, Proclamat diewarded by the Post, otherwise than through Jew, from Hongkong for delivery in the United enger Shipudim r that purp Upon Newspapers received from Hongkong, viâ any Ship ca puted, for

THS

il to Septembe ve.)

75 days.

120

"

56

"

100

80

60

"

80

"

90

20

45

Yarwin, Portage will be collected in the United § moden as heretofore.

Lave to desire, therefore, that you will in fidue ellert in alcance this rate of One Penny Ken all Newspapers addressed to the United kinghem, and transmitted via Southampton or by

other route than France.”

Pret-fee, Hongkong, 21st January, 1856.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

NOTICE.

¤ R. P. DE SILVER is this day admitted a Pertuer in our Firm, and will take charge of bow Your Bɛanch Establishment.

›DE SILVER & Co. ng, lat January, 1856.

Steam for

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, HE next GENERAL MAILS per

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

THE & SOUTHAMPTON; Also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & Oriental Steam NAVIGA-

THE TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “CADIZ," Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen- gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on FRIDAY, the 15th February 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 Particulare 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 Oderland 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 suoh declaration.

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1856,

66

Cadiz." will be closed on THURSDAY, the 14th February, at 6 o'clock, P.M.; and the Customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the follow- ing Morning between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Wм. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Muster.

Post-office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1856.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliamènt, 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.

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-W. A. Harland, M.D. For Canton,--Walt, GEO. DICKSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

THE

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of MrC. VICTOR BESSIERES in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1836.

(L.S.]

No. 14.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

IN THE MONTHS

October to March. | April to September.

(both inclusive.)

5

30 days.

Batavia,

45

60 days. 70

"

Ceylon,

50

75

Madras or Calcutta,

"

"

60

80

n

#

Bombay,

60

80

Mauritius or Bourbon,

99

65

85

Cape of Good Hope,

"

99

West Indies, or East Coast of America,

147

168

"

162

184

Great Britain or Europe,

"

*

20

45

Siam,

Given under my hand and Seal of the Colony, at the Government Offices, Victoria, Hongkong, this 26th Day of January in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-six, and in the Nineteenth Year of Her Majesty's Reign.

By His Excellency's Command,

""

99

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, baving this day reported his arrival in the Colony, is appointed Attorney General of Hongkong by virtue of a Warrant under the Royal Sign Manual.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th January, 1856.

No. 15.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

gurt appointment

It is hereby notified, that in consequence of the continued indisposition of the Honorable The Chief Justice, His Excellency The Governor has, under his hand and Seal of the Colony, and in accordance with Clause V. of Ordi- nance No. 6 of 1845, appointed THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, Attorney General, to sit in the place of the said Chief Justice, and hear and determine such Suits as may be brought before him under the Summary Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, on Friday next, the 1st proximo, and following days, until all such cases shall be by him adjudi- cated and determined.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th January, 1856.

No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief has been pleased to appoint THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, Attorney General, to a Seat in the Legislative Council of this Colony, pending the Pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

The Honorable THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, has been this day sworn in accordingly.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

'T'I flowing Instructions received from dated E following Instructions received from His of the Colab November 1855, are published for general in- ary, and Ces taon, viz :--

He the provisions of a Treasury Warrant dated She 19th Instant, a Rate of One Penny, British Eighteenth, will henceforth be chargeable upon every hips, under, whether British, Colonial, or Foreign, Proclamat diewarded by the Post, otherwise than through Jew, from Hongkong for delivery in the United enger Shipudim r that purp Upon Newspapers received from Hongkong, viâ any Ship ca puted, for

THS

il to Septembe ve.)

75 days.

120

"

56

"

100

80

60

"

80

"

90

20

45

Yarwin, Portage will be collected in the United § moden as heretofore.

Lave to desire, therefore, that you will in fidue ellert in alcance this rate of One Penny Ken all Newspapers addressed to the United kinghem, and transmitted via Southampton or by

other route than France.”

Pret-fee, Hongkong, 21st January, 1856.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

NOTICE.

¤ R. P. DE SILVER is this day admitted a Pertuer in our Firm, and will take charge of bow Your Bɛanch Establishment.

›DE SILVER & Co. ng, lat January, 1856.

Steam for

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POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, HE next GENERAL MAILS per

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

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BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & Oriental Steam NAVIGA-

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at 2 P.M.

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ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1856,

66

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Gourrument

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 32.

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“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.

39

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., is essed to direct that the annexed Returns of the BRITISH TRADE at the PORT OF FOO-CHOW-FOO,

ng the Year 1855, be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th January, 1856.

W. WOODGATE.

RETURN of BRITISH SHIPPING at the PORT OF FOO-CHOW-FOO, during the Year ending 31st December, 1855.

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED.

DATE OF

SHIP'S NAMEL.

TONNAGE.

ENTRY.

No. or CREW.

NATURE OF

WHERE TROM

CARGO,

VALUE OF

CARGO.

DATE OF (CLEARANCE

TONNAGE.

WHERE BOUND.

NATURE OF CARGO.

iumphair, Andy A. Duff,

Jan. 20

...

...

...

***

***

...

Dec. 26

370

14 Hongkong

Cotton

12

19

900 London 370 Glasgow

Tea

"

...

Jan. 2

106

11 Ningpo

General

18

106 Ningpo

2

285

***

...

99

14 Shangbae

Tca

23

""

285 Cowes

8

94

***

...

...

...

19

25 Amoy

Ballast

12

99

10

38

...

Bow Bowline,

20 Ningpo

14

406

***

99

12 Hongkong

Convoy Ballast

Feb. 10

14

45

14 Ningpo

Convoy

Jan. 31 Feb. 24

406 Bristol

17

417

"

16 Hongkong

Ballast

...

Feb. 10

133

9

Cotton

3 20

49

***

11

62

19

15 Ningpo

Convoy

Mar. 17

29

9

17

29

...

...

"

"

99

99

105

21

7

105

29

"9

85

11

...

...

***

99

Paeroan,

**

...

La temprane,

mostwang.

48

13

19

Wheat Fruit

99

May 8

85

8

48

..

99

50

39

"9

80

8

...

99

99

...

...

Mar. 10

119

31 Hongkong

Convoy Sundries Sugar

Mar. 7

50

May 8

80

99

94 Amoy 38 Ningpo

45 Ningpo 417 Liverpool 133 Shanghae 62 Ningpo

Sundries

Tea

99

Sundries Tea Sundries Tea General Convoy

"

Ballast

Sundries

Ballast Sundries

"

Mar. 30

119 Shanghae

Convoy

...

...

10

53

20

30

53

"9

"2

99

99

.99

me lung. ...

10

***

...

70

24

30

70

99

19

99

"

13

925

30 Canton

Ballast

31

925 London

Tea

***

99

16

***

...

106

19

13 Ningpo

General

19

...

...

...

711

99

90 Shanghae

Ballast

* Mary Wood,

...

25

296

***

"9

85 Hongkong

99

...

***

April 8

460 15 Ningpo

Sundries

12

...

...

"

94 25 Amoy

Ballast

Join Derdale,

17

***

...

...

407

"

17 Shanghae

Sundries

Value unknown.

April 2

106 Amoy

Sundries

Mar. 28 27

711 Hongkong

Ballast

April 14

May

5

May 8

296 Shanghae 460

94 Amoy

407 Shanghae

"

Timber

"

Tea

Timber

24

379

15

7

379

"

***

28

94

...

...

99

25 Amoy

Ballast

94 Amoy

Tea

...

30

106

13

**

...

...

May 18

471

24 Shanghae

Sundries Ballast

8

106 Ningpo

June 12

471 London

Sundries Tea

...

28

94

***

...

49

30 Amoy

"

94 Amoy

"9

...

29

***

...

105

19

20 Ningpo

28

99

"

105 Ningpo

Ballast

HL ...

...

20

**

...

***

29

9.

28

29

"

99

"

"

"

"

...

30

62

19.

29

62

"

"

**

"9

"9

99

...

...

...

June 12

110

13 Hongkong

Sundries

28

110

Sundries

"9

***

16

45

***

...

17 Ningpo

18

...

...

..

...

34

99

8 Amoy

Convoy

Rice

July 23

45

1

11

18

106

13

99

17

23

***

177

"

18 Ningpo

Sugar Rice

19

12

177

"9

"9

1 ...

...

26

...

...

563

28 Hongkong

11

"

"

34 Amoy

5 106 Ningpo

563 Liverpool

"

Ebony Tea'

Ballast Sundries

...

27

192

...

"

20 Amoy

28

""

49

192 Amoy

*ve Ave,

...

...

July 9

667

35 Canton

99

Aug. 25

66 London

Sundries Tea

Chang Meranti,

...

17

81

99

25 Amoy

Sundries

July 23

Ningpo

Ballast

18

***

190

...

99

20 Shanghae

...

23

85

12

General Sundries

Aug. 15

190

11

85

99

"

"

31

...

...

"9

106 18 Ningpo

16

106

39

99

Timber

Paper,Coal,&c.

"

Fizüsey Danson,

...

...

31

99

761

31 Amoy

Ballast

15

761 London

Tea.

Carried over,...

10,051

989

:.

...

10,951

Value unknown.

VALUR OF

CARGO.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

RETURN of BRITISH SHIPPING,—Continued.

ARRIVED.

No.

SHIP'S NAME.

DATE OF ENTRY.

TONNAGE.

No. or CREW.

WHERE PROM

NATURE OF

CARGO.

VALUE OF

CARGO.

DEPARTED.

DATE OF CLEARANRB

TONNAGE.

WHERE BOUND.

NATURE OF CARGO.

No. 4—A RET

U:

Brought over,...

D

10,051

989

10,951

...

100

Emma,

110

Countess of Winton, ....

111 Joseph Soames,

112 Wynaud,

113 Collingsburgh,

114

Prima Donna,

115 | Gem,

116 Hamlet,

...

...

Aug. 2

110

12 Ningpo

Sundries

Aug. 25

110 Ningpo

3

362

..

.16 Shanghae

16

"

99

362 Shanghae

Sundries Timber

15

774

40 Canton

Ballast

16

774

99

...

...

99

16

521

...

...

23 Hongkong

"9

"

16

474

17

...

...

***

99

Sept. 1 Aug. 27

521 London

474 Shanghae

19

17

136

15

99

...

...

***

Sept. 2

249

27 Ningpo

8

420

25 Amoy

...

117 | Wave,

10

50

...

...

10 Ningpo

Sundries Peas General Beans

21

136

19

19

Oct. 25

"

}

50

249 Hongkong 420 Ningpo

Tea Timber Ballast Re-exports General

Fruit

...

British, ¡American,......... Hamburgh, Iratch,

› Breget, .......

Swedish, ¿Peruvian,

...

...

19

:

118 Venilia,

119 Pantaloon,

120 Masdeu,

121 Magnolia,

10

674

...

"1

27 Hongkong

Sundries

Sept. 28

674 London

10

184

25

Ballast

12

184

...

**

99

10

218

45 Shanghae

General

""

17

22

6 Hongkong

Ballast

"

122 Tonghang,

123

Great Britain,

124 New Packet,

125 Recorder, 126 Bomarsund,

127 Collingsburgh,

128 Iris,

17

69

26

99

"

25

492

...

"

23 Shanghae

Limestone Ballast

99

25

98

...

...

...

16 Amoy

General

"

25

623

24 Canton

59

...

...

...

28

140

...

38 Amoy

Sugar

...

"

...

...

Oct.

474

17 Shanghae

Ballast

11

106

...

...

99

16 Ningpo

129 Nina,

11

96

13

General Ballast

Value unknown.

99

99

98 Hongkong

19

623

New York

16

140

Amoy

31

474

London

22

106 Ningpo

13

96 Hongkong

99

Nov. Oct. 15

Canton

218 Hongkong

22 Ningpo 69 Hongkong 492 Liverpool

19

Sundries Drugs Tea

Sundries

Hemp & Oil

Tea

Sundries Tea

British Co

Export of

To Grent Brita

United Sta Continent, Australia,

Tea Ballast

Tea

...

...

"

99

130 Maggie,

Whampoa,

131

132 Chilena,

12

335

12 Shanghae

General

23

335 London

99

"

15

376

··

...

...

23 Amoy

Nov. 10

376 Ningpo

General

18

482

...

18 Hongkong

30

482 Liverpool

Tea

"

"

133 Paoushun,

Banner,

134

135 Carib,

136 Alligator,

...

137 Joseph Soames,

138 Spirit of the North,

139 Prima Donna,

19

48

...

...

...

"

13 Ningpo

Beans

22

133

..

...

99

11 Shanghae

Cotton

Oct. 31 Nov. 5

48 Ningpo

Olives

and were carried

By British

America other Fo

133 Amoy

Wood

22

433

15

6

433 London

Tea

99

...

...

...

"9

27

197

25 Hongkong

....

...

99

28

...

...

...

· 774

99

44 Shanghae

Nov. 8

670

...

...

28 Hongkong

Sundries Ballast Stores

Oct. 31

197 Shanghae

Dec. 15

774 London

Ballast Tea

6

670

19

19

26

136

...

...

12 Shanghae

4

136

Melbourne

British Co

99

140

New Packet,

141 Iris,

142 Tsee-tow-poo,

143 | Ying-fuh,

Dec. 11

98

...

***

...

...

16 Hongkong

General

18

"

98 Ningpo

Paper

17

106

...

...

99

18 Ningpo

...

....

18

63

13 Amoy

99

27

76

99

15 Ningpo

Cotton Sugar Sundries

...

...

28

63

"

Ningpo

Ballast

GOV

Ilis Exce

20,270 | 1,713

20,988

British Consulate, Foochow, 31st December, 1855.

&c., &c., ha

FREDC. HOWE HALE, following D

British Vice- Consul.

STATEMENT of TONNAGE DUES, IMPORT and EXPORT DUTIES, paid by British Vessels at the Port of

FOO-CHOW-FOO, from 1st January to 31st December,

No.

VESSEL'S NAME.

1855.

TOTAL

Majesty's S of Piratical. Volcano Isla to be publish

No.

VESSEL'S NAME.

TONS.

TONNAGE

DUES.

IMP. AND Exp. DUTIES.

TONS.

TOTAL.

TONNAGE DUKS.

IMP. AND. Exp

DUTIES.

Taels m.c.c.

60

Langdale,

900

Taels m.c.c. 9,833.0.0.0

62

Lady A. Duff,...

370

185.0.0.0

3,639.0.0.0

Taels m.c.c. 9,833.0.0.0 3,824.0.0.0 104

Brought forward, |9,728 Quang-Seaou,

Tucis m.c.c. 1,238.1.0.0

Tacls m.o.c. 59,652.2.4.9

Taels 60,890.3

81

··

63

Iris,

106

64

Swiftsure,

285

65

Gazelle,

94

20.1.6.0 2,172.0.0.0 610.0.0.0

66

Victoria,...

38

20.1.6.0 105 2,172.0.0.0 106 610.0.0.0 107 108

Ranee,

190

...

Hopeful,

85

Iris,

**..

106

Superinter Hongkor

Pudsey Dawson,...

761

7,732.0.0.0

7,7320

67

Tom Bowline,

406

203.0.0.0 4,325.0.0.0

4,528.0.0.0109

Emma,

110

110

63

Freak,

45

Css. of Winton,

362

69

Maryanna,

417

208.5.0.0 5,020.0.0.0 5,228.5.0.0 111

Joseph Soames,

774

70

Melanie,...

133

112

Wynaud,

521

4,699.5.0.0

4,699.3

+

Chusan,

62

113

Colinsburg,

474

***

...

Gem,

29

114

Prima Donna,

136

...

...

115

Gem,

249

Spec,

105

***

...

116

Hopeful,..

85

Hamlet,

420

***

117

75

Paoushun,

48

Wave,

50

...

..

...

76

Psyche

50

118

Venilia,

674

...

337.0.0.0

4,213.5.0.0

...

...

77

Enterprise

78 Ty-lung,...

79 Suchwang, ..

30 Teen-lung,

119

80

Pantaloon,

184

***

...

...

119

120

Masdeu

218

...

...

...

...

121

53

Magnolia,

22

***

122

70

Tong Hang,

69

...

81

Harriet,

925

462.5.0.0

10,474.5.0.0 10,937.0.0.0 123

Great Britain,...

492

...

124

82

Iris,

106

New Packet,

98

7.0.0.0 246.0.0.0 9.8.0.0

2,133.0.0.0

...

...

83

Formosa,

711

125

Recorder,

623

3,777.2.5.0

...

...

126

84

Lady Mary Wood,

296

...

...

...

35

Thetis,

460

127

Bomarsund Colingsburg,

140

...

474

86.

Gazelle,

87

John Dugdale,

...

88 Lochnagar,

89

Gazelle,

90

Iris,

94 407 379 94

106

...

...

9.4.0.0

179.2.0.0

188.6.0.0 128

Iris,

106

...

129

Nina,

96

...

...

1,650.0.0.0

130

...

91

Chrysolite,

471

92

Gazelle,

94

...

9.4.0.0

9.4.0.0

196.0.0.0

6,800.0.0.0 179.2.0.0

205.4.0.0 131

132 Chilena,

6,800.0.0.0 133 188.6.0.0 134

Maggie, Whampoa,

Paoushun, Banner,

335

2,839.7.5.0

2,581.5.0.0

SIR, I hav formation that neighbouring 1 Steam-Sloop I Chusan Archip vessels, has be

4,550 armed with fre

taken and bnrn

7.0 2,379

· 3,777,

2,581

On the 22d, 1

taken and dest Prisoner found

been committir

those parts, and 12 days) they h

I am convin benefit by the

· 1,650′′ observation and 2,859 tical Vessels for

...

100

376

482

...

3,283.0.0.0

48

21.0.0.0

3,283

214

133

D. B. ROBERTS

...

...

135

93

Spec,

105

Carile,

433

...

1,748.0.0.0

1,748

Her

...

***

136

94

Gem.

29

...

Alligator,

197

...

137

95 Chusan,

62

Joseph Soames,

774

6,194.2.0.0

...

***

96

Emma,

110

138

Spirit of the North,

670

4,513.7.5.0

6,194 4,513

...

139

97

Freak,

45

...

Prima Donna,

136

98

Arrow,

34

3.4.0.0

9.0.8.9

12.4.8.9 140

99

Iris,

106

...

141 142

100

101

Fortuna,... Vision,

177

...

...

563

...

147.5.0.0 9,979.2.5.0 10,126.7.5.0 143

New Packet, Iris, See tow poo, Ying-fuh

98

9.8.0.0

106

...

...

63

6.3.0.0

..

76

...

103

102 | Amelion,.......

Ben Avon,...

Carried forward...| 9,728

192

...

667

6,215.8.5.0 6,215.8.5.0

Total,......... 21,170|

1,238.1.0,0 59,652,2.4.9) .60,890.3.4.9|

1,037.9.0.0 1,037

... JOHN BOY

By His $149.9 L.L.D., Gove £374 of Hongkong

same,

1,854.0.0.0 106,096.59..9 107.950 at 72 per Cent, at 5/0 Exchange,

FREDC. HOWE HALE

the

British Vice-Consul. Superintende

1

No. 17.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

3

*25. 4—A Return of the NUMBER and TONNAGE of MERCHANT VESSELS which Arrived at, and Departed from FOO-CHOW.FOO,

during the Year ending 31st December, 1855, distinguishing the Countries to which they belong, viz ¿---

Tea

Timber

Kallast

Re-exports

ARRIVED.

NATURE OF CARGO.

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

No. of SHITS.

TONNAGE.

DEPARTED.

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

83

20,270

British,

...

...

27

22.585 American,...

...

...

...

Sundries

Timber

14

3,525 | Hamburgh,

...

...

...

3,243 Dutch,

...

740

Bremen,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

293

...

...

Swedish,...

...

...

...

...

1

191

Peruvian,

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

134

50,847

***

No. OF SHIPO.

TONNAGE.

81

21,097

27

22,585

14

3.525

6

3,243

2

740

1

293

191

132

51,674

General

Fruit

Tea

Ballast

Sundries

Petish Consulate, Foochow, 1st January, 1856.

ky TEA from FOOCHOW during the FIRST Six Months

of the year 1855,

Drugs

* Britain,

...

Tea

Sundries

Tea

1. } States, •*• Content, Autralia,

...

...

...

...

***

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

Ibs 7,100,000

To Great Britain,

95

2,600,000

"9

300,000

Continent,...

500,000

"

Australia,

...

FRED HOWE HALE.

EXPORT of TEA from FOOCHOW during the Last Six Months

United States,

...

of the year 1855.

...

...

...

...

...

Ibs 15,600.000

9,300.000

..

...

19

600,000

99

500,000

...

Hemp & Oil

Tea

Total,

Sundries

Tea

General

Tea

mud were carried in about the following proportions:

Ey British Vessels,

American,

...

ether Foreign Flags,

...

...

...

...

...

...

Ibs 10,500,000

...

ibs 4,500,000

99

3,000,000

**

3,000,000

carried in about the following proportions:

By British Vessels, American,...

...

other Foreign Flags,

...

....

Total,

Ibs 26,000,000

...

...

Ibs 8,500,000

15,500,000

39

2,000,000

Olives

Wood

Tea

Ballast Tea

"

Paper

..

Ballast

Total,

Fritish Consulate, Foochow, 1st January, 1856.

Ibs 10,500,000

Total,

Ths 26,000.000

FREDC. HOWE HALE, British Vice-Consul.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen, conveyed through The Right Honorable HENRY LABOUCHERE, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 6 of 1855, entitled "An Ordi-

Diplomatic Department. GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., has received from Mr Consul Robertson the HOWE HALE,wing Despatch from Commander Fortescue, of Hernance for the Amendment of the Civil Administration of

Majesty's Steamer Barracouta, reporting the destruction l'iratical Junks in the neighborhood of the Chusan and Necano Islands, which SIR JOHN BOWRING has directed

be published for general information.

By Order,

Tice-Consul.

Port of

AND. EXP JTIES.

aels m.c.c. 652.2.4.9

...

ΤΟΤΑΙ

Taels 60,800

732.0.0.0 7,732

,699.5.0.0

,213.5.0.0

2,133.0.0.01

3,777.2.5.0

2,581.5.0.0

...

4,695

G. W. CAINE, in the absence of the Off Secretary

to H. B. M's Plenipotentiary.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th February, 1856.

H. M. STEAM-SLOOP " Barracouta,” SHANGHAE, 25th January, 1856. *:•.-I have the honor to inform you, that \having received in- rmation that a number of Piratical Vessels were infesting the ouring Islands, I proceeded for a cruiz in Her Majesty's Sop Barracouta, during which every bay and creek in the 4.1 an Archipelago, which it was imagined could harbour any such wesele, has been searched. On the 16th, three Piratical Junks, 4,55 med with from 9 to 7 guns each and from 20 to 30 meu, were

Kaien and burnt on the South-east side of Chusan.

2,37

On the 22d, two large and heavily armed West-Coast Junks were Cairn and destroyed at the Volcano Islands. I discovered from a Bewoner found on board one of those junks, that these vessels had committing unheard-of depredations for the last 4 months in 3,77

Ekose parts, and that during his stay on board (which has only been * days) they had taken and pillaged eight Junks.

2,5

am convinced that the Coasting Trade must derive very great tet by the destruction of the said Junks, and I think both from 1,6»ervation and information that those Islands are free from Pira- 2,859.7.5.0 2,87 Brad Vessels for the present.—I have, &c.,

1,650.0.0.0)

3,283.0.0.0 21.0.0.0

3,21

(Signed)

D. B. KOBERTSON. Esquire,

1,748.0.0.0

1,70

6.194.2.0.0

4,513.7.5.0

1,037.9.0.0

1,0:

17.

6,153

06,096.59.9 107.9

$149

Her Majesty's Consul,

Shanghae. True Copy,

THOMAS FORTESCUE,

G. W. CAINE.

Commander,

PROCLAMATION.

JOHN BOWRING.

Hy His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, ...D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony £37 Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of HOWE HALIne, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, and Chief ish Vice-Consul.perintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

"Justice:"

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid. By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong,

this 4th Day of February, 1856.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

No. 18.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In continuation of Government Notification No. 12, it is hereby further intimated, that the "Chinese Passengers Act 1855" has now been officially communicated to this Government; and His Excellency The Governor desires to point out, for general information, that, in consequence of an alteration made in the House of Lords, the “Note to Schedule A has become inconsistent with the body of the Act, and that the Penalty for breach of the Regula- tions has been reduced from Forfeiture of the Ship and a Fine, to a Misdemeanour.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th February, 1856.

No. 19.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. His Excellency The Governor, with the concurrence of the Executive Council, has granted 12 Months' Leave of Absence, on Medical Certificate, to CHarles St G. CLEVERLY, Esquire, Surveyor General.

Mr CLEVERLY'S leave will date from the Departure of the Mail Steamer on the 15th instant; and during his absence, CAPTAIN COWPER, R.E., will, as Acting Surveyor General, conduct the duties of the Department.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th February, 1856.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

3

*25. 4—A Return of the NUMBER and TONNAGE of MERCHANT VESSELS which Arrived at, and Departed from FOO-CHOW.FOO,

during the Year ending 31st December, 1855, distinguishing the Countries to which they belong, viz ¿---

Tea

Timber

Kallast

Re-exports

ARRIVED.

NATURE OF CARGO.

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

No. of SHITS.

TONNAGE.

DEPARTED.

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

83

20,270

British,

...

...

27

22.585 American,...

...

...

...

Sundries

Timber

14

3,525 | Hamburgh,

...

...

...

3,243 Dutch,

...

740

Bremen,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

293

...

...

Swedish,...

...

...

...

...

1

191

Peruvian,

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

134

50,847

***

No. OF SHIPO.

TONNAGE.

81

21,097

27

22,585

14

3.525

6

3,243

2

740

1

293

191

132

51,674

General

Fruit

Tea

Ballast

Sundries

Petish Consulate, Foochow, 1st January, 1856.

ky TEA from FOOCHOW during the FIRST Six Months

of the year 1855,

Drugs

* Britain,

...

Tea

Sundries

Tea

1. } States, •*• Content, Autralia,

...

...

...

...

***

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

Ibs 7,100,000

To Great Britain,

95

2,600,000

"9

300,000

Continent,...

500,000

"

Australia,

...

FRED HOWE HALE.

EXPORT of TEA from FOOCHOW during the Last Six Months

United States,

...

of the year 1855.

...

...

...

...

...

Ibs 15,600.000

9,300.000

..

...

19

600,000

99

500,000

...

Hemp & Oil

Tea

Total,

Sundries

Tea

General

Tea

mud were carried in about the following proportions:

Ey British Vessels,

American,

...

ether Foreign Flags,

...

...

...

...

...

...

Ibs 10,500,000

...

ibs 4,500,000

99

3,000,000

**

3,000,000

carried in about the following proportions:

By British Vessels, American,...

...

other Foreign Flags,

...

....

Total,

Ibs 26,000,000

...

...

Ibs 8,500,000

15,500,000

39

2,000,000

Olives

Wood

Tea

Ballast Tea

"

Paper

..

Ballast

Total,

Fritish Consulate, Foochow, 1st January, 1856.

Ibs 10,500,000

Total,

Ths 26,000.000

FREDC. HOWE HALE, British Vice-Consul.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen, conveyed through The Right Honorable HENRY LABOUCHERE, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 6 of 1855, entitled "An Ordi-

Diplomatic Department. GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., has received from Mr Consul Robertson the HOWE HALE,wing Despatch from Commander Fortescue, of Hernance for the Amendment of the Civil Administration of

Majesty's Steamer Barracouta, reporting the destruction l'iratical Junks in the neighborhood of the Chusan and Necano Islands, which SIR JOHN BOWRING has directed

be published for general information.

By Order,

Tice-Consul.

Port of

AND. EXP JTIES.

aels m.c.c. 652.2.4.9

...

ΤΟΤΑΙ

Taels 60,800

732.0.0.0 7,732

,699.5.0.0

,213.5.0.0

2,133.0.0.01

3,777.2.5.0

2,581.5.0.0

...

4,695

G. W. CAINE, in the absence of the Off Secretary

to H. B. M's Plenipotentiary.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th February, 1856.

H. M. STEAM-SLOOP " Barracouta,” SHANGHAE, 25th January, 1856. *:•.-I have the honor to inform you, that \having received in- rmation that a number of Piratical Vessels were infesting the ouring Islands, I proceeded for a cruiz in Her Majesty's Sop Barracouta, during which every bay and creek in the 4.1 an Archipelago, which it was imagined could harbour any such wesele, has been searched. On the 16th, three Piratical Junks, 4,55 med with from 9 to 7 guns each and from 20 to 30 meu, were

Kaien and burnt on the South-east side of Chusan.

2,37

On the 22d, two large and heavily armed West-Coast Junks were Cairn and destroyed at the Volcano Islands. I discovered from a Bewoner found on board one of those junks, that these vessels had committing unheard-of depredations for the last 4 months in 3,77

Ekose parts, and that during his stay on board (which has only been * days) they had taken and pillaged eight Junks.

2,5

am convinced that the Coasting Trade must derive very great tet by the destruction of the said Junks, and I think both from 1,6»ervation and information that those Islands are free from Pira- 2,859.7.5.0 2,87 Brad Vessels for the present.—I have, &c.,

1,650.0.0.0)

3,283.0.0.0 21.0.0.0

3,21

(Signed)

D. B. KOBERTSON. Esquire,

1,748.0.0.0

1,70

6.194.2.0.0

4,513.7.5.0

1,037.9.0.0

1,0:

17.

6,153

06,096.59.9 107.9

$149

Her Majesty's Consul,

Shanghae. True Copy,

THOMAS FORTESCUE,

G. W. CAINE.

Commander,

PROCLAMATION.

JOHN BOWRING.

Hy His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, ...D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony £37 Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of HOWE HALIne, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, and Chief ish Vice-Consul.perintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

"Justice:"

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid. By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong,

this 4th Day of February, 1856.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

No. 18.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In continuation of Government Notification No. 12, it is hereby further intimated, that the "Chinese Passengers Act 1855" has now been officially communicated to this Government; and His Excellency The Governor desires to point out, for general information, that, in consequence of an alteration made in the House of Lords, the “Note to Schedule A has become inconsistent with the body of the Act, and that the Penalty for breach of the Regula- tions has been reduced from Forfeiture of the Ship and a Fine, to a Misdemeanour.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th February, 1856.

No. 19.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. His Excellency The Governor, with the concurrence of the Executive Council, has granted 12 Months' Leave of Absence, on Medical Certificate, to CHarles St G. CLEVERLY, Esquire, Surveyor General.

Mr CLEVERLY'S leave will date from the Departure of the Mail Steamer on the 15th instant; and during his absence, CAPTAIN COWPER, R.E., will, as Acting Surveyor General, conduct the duties of the Department.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th February, 1856.

No. 20.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

Name.

JURY LIST FOR 1856.—Continued.

Hardie, Henry Robert

Harding, William Harper, George

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. His Excellency The Governor has, with the concur- rence of the Executive Council, granted 12 Months' Leave of Absence, on Medical Certificate, to ROBERT RIEN-Harsant, Frederick May. AECKER, Esq., Colonial Treasurer.

During the absence of Mr RIENAECKER, whose Leave will date from the Departure of the Mail Steamer on the 15th instant, the functions of Colonial Treasurer will be discharged by a Commission, of which the following Gentlemen are appointed Members:

THE COLONIAL Secretary,-President.

Mr J. HYNDMAN, } Members.

Mr H. REINHARD,

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office. Victoria, Hongkong, 7th February, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Haskell, George Lewis Henderson, James Hermian, Lewis

Hirschfeld, Louis Phillippe

lodge, Robert Hocy, Edward Henry Hudson, Joseph Trevitt

Irwin, John Thomas Jardine, Joseph Keenan, James Kup, Antoine Wonter Lambarri, Toribio Lamond, William Lamont, John

Lança, Eugenio Leonardo Lane, Thomas Ash Lapraik, Douglas

Lawrence, Frederick William Leigh, Albert

Lenion, John

Leonard, James K. Leslie, Thomas Coates Lowe, Lowe, Charles Ex-Macalister, George

Lyall, George

The subjoined List of Jurors for the Year com- mencing on the 1st March, 1856, as revised by His cellency The Governor and the Legislative Council, hereby published for general information.

is

Maclean, Alexander Campbell

Maclean, George Francis Macleod, Malcolm Anderson

By Order of His Excellency The Governor and the McDermott, Benjamin

Legislative Council,

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

Council Room, Victoria,

Hongkong, 29th January, 1856.

Magniac, Herbert Marsh, Henry Mitchell, Richard Moore, John Mouryllyan, W.

Murrow, Lloyd Edward Murrow, Yorick Jones Norris, George

Overbeck, Gustave

Residence.

Queen's Road

Messrs Bowra & Co.'s

Queen's Road

Remarks.

P

THE 1 wil

Įruary

SUPPLEM

Messrs Bowra & Co.'s

Aberdeen Street

Special Juro

18g Morn

Mr Ross's

Mr Weiss's

Messrs Pustau & Co.'s George Harper & Co.'s Queen's Road

Gibb, Livingston & Co.'s Mr Sutton's East Point Queen's Road

Armstrong & Lawrence's W. M. Robinet & Co.'s Oriental Bank

East Point

Post-of

1st F

NORT

Special Jura

99

FOR F

Special Juro

Gough Street

Queen's Road

THE

U

D'Aguilar Street

Special Jura

Messrs Amstrong & I

Mr Ross's

Queen's Road

Messrs Dent & Co.'s

For For

Special Juro

Victoria Exchange

Hongk

Queen's Road

Special Juror

Special Jura

THE L

December

East Point

99

Messrs Lyall, Still & Co.'s

Messrs J., Matheson & Co.'s Special Jura |

Ship Fort William

Messrs J., Matheson & Co.'s

Queen's Road

Mr C. Mark wick's

Phillips, Moore & Co.'s

Messrs Lindsay & Co.'s

West Point

"

Queen's Road

Messrs Dent & Co.'s

I

Canton.

Wholesale

Special Juror

HAVE

+9

Queen's Road

Special Juror

Mr Harper's

Messrs Pustau & Co.'s -

An exte BEER, ar &c., of a s OILM.

Special Juror

Hollywood Road

of Coplanı land Mail

Messrs Lyall, Still & Co.'s -

Hongko

Messrs Dent & Co.'s

Queen's Road East

Special Jurot.

JURY LIST FOR 1856.

Alphabetical List of Persons qualified and liable to serve as Jurors for the

Year 1855, in accordance with Ordinance No. 4 of 1851.

Name.

Antrobus, Robert Crawford

Authon, Henry

Anthon, Reginald Appleton, Samuel

Armstrong, Jno. Martin Ashton, John

Barretto, Joao Antonio Bercuhart, Albert

Blackhead, Frederick John Block, Frederick Horson Borton, James

Bowra, Wm. Addenbrook

Bowring, Jno, Charles

Brimelow, James Wentworth

Brodersen, Gustavus

Brown, Enoch Burrows

Brown, John B.

Burnes, Adam

Barrows, Silas Enoch

Butler, James

Residence,

Queen's Road

Gough Street

Williams, Anthon & Co.'s

Mr Lamiont's, East Point

Remarks.

Pearse, Richard

Pereira, Eduardo Perkins, Samuel Probst, William Pustau, William

Special Juror. Rangel, Floriano Antonio

"

Repton, Edward Pakenham Reimers, Edward Roberts, Thomas

Messrs Armstrong L. & Co.'s Special Juror. Robinet, William M.

Messrs Lindsay & Co.'s

Shelley Street

Stanley Street

West Point

Messrs Burd & Co.'s

Queen's Road West

Queen's Road

East Point

Queen's Road

Messrs Lindsay & Co.'s

Pottinger Street

Oriental Bank

Caldas Joaquim Vieira Caldwell, D. R.

Carroll, W.

Carvalho, Ricardo Homem

Chomley, Francis Coben, Phillip

Compton, John Brown

Messrs Burd & Co.'s

Pottinger Street

Messrs Bowra & Co.'s

Messrs Dent & Co.'s

Gough Street

Mr Y. J. Murrow's

Crakanthorp, R. II.

Crawford, Ninian

De Silver, T.

Rodger, Alexander Rocsing, Gustave A.

Ross, John B. Ross, William

Special Juror. Ryrie, Phineas

Sage, William Scarth, John

Special Juror. Schaeffer, Herman

Club House

Messrs Dent & Co.'s

Special Juror.

Phillips, Moore & Co.'s

East Point

Special Juror.

Gough Street

Queen's Road

99

"

"

Messre De Silver & Co.'s.

Queen's Road

$.

"9

Crosby, Nathaniel Jr.

De Silver, George

De Silver, Harrison Tillinghurst

De Silver, R. P.

Dick, David

Dick, T.

Dixson, Andrew Scott

Do Outeiro, Joze Maria

Dos Remedios, J. J.

Dos Rem edios, F. Duddell, George Duncanson, Edward Ford Duus, Nicolay

Edwards, Henry Ferns

Findlay, George

China Mail Office

Stanley Street

Queen's Road

Schaeffer, Walther Schmidt, Carl Otto

Schmidt, Johann Menihard

Scott, William

Serruys, Albert

Sherrard, Robert Bringhurst

Shortrede, Andrew Sievers, F.

Spence, Thomas Stephenson, James Stewart, Francis Still, Charles Frederick Strachan, Robert Stuckey, William Sturgis, Robert S. Styles, William Sutherland, Thomas

Sutton, William Henry. Tarrant, William

Special Juror. Tate, Joseph Priestly

Tatham, Tom

Thom, William

Walker, Robert Scott Weiss, Charles

Wiese, Ludwig Wilkins, George

Williams, Charles Delano

Wilson, Alexander

West Point

Messrs Dent & Co.'s

Messrs Schaeffer & Co.'s

Messrs J., Matheson & Co.'s Queen's Road

Messrs Turner & Co.'s

Special Jure

Queen's Road

Central Victoria

Queen's Road

Messrs Schaeffer & Co.'s

Messrs Dent & Co.'s

Messrs Pustau & Co.'s

Queen's Road

Special Jure

Messrs Schaeffer & Co.'s

Queen's Road

Shelley Street

Special Jura

W. M. Robinet & Co.'s

Queen's Road

Stanley Street West Point Queen's Road Gage Street Mr Ross's Caine Road

Messrs Dent & Co.'s

P. & O. S. N. Co.'s Office

Wyndham Street

Queen's Road West

Wardley & Co.'s

Messrs Armstrong & L.'s

Messrs J., Matheson & Co.'s

Special Juros

"

Special Juro

P. & O. S. N. Co.'s Office Special Jur.

Queen's Road Central

Messis Siemssen & Co.'s

Messrs De Silver & Co.'s

Gough Street

Messrs J., Matheson & Co.'s Queen's Road

99

Williams, Anthon & Co.'s

Special Juro

Special Juro

Gough Street

Old Bailey

Gibb Livingston & Co.'s

Winiberg, Henry

Queen's Road

Special Juror.

Woods, Frederick

D'Aguilar Street

Woodworth, Benjamin R.

Fletcher, Angus

Queen's Road

Special Juror.

Queen's Road East

Delivered at the Registrar's Office on the 31st day of December, 1855.

Foster, William Hammond, Junr.

99

Queen's Road East

Giles, John

Gibb, John Darby

Gilman, Edward Varley

Goddard, John

Grant, Andrew

Guttierrez, Lourenço Joao

Guttierrez, Venancio Halton, Eldred

Messrs J., Matheson & Co.'s

Messrs Turner & Co.'s Hollywood Road

P. & O. S. N. Co.'s Office

Gibb, Livingston & Co.'s

Gibb, Livingston & Co.'s

Special Juror.

Messrs Dent & Co.'s

Graham Street

W. H. MITCHELL,

Sheriff.

Revised, and the Special Jurors designated, in pursuance of Ordinance No

of 1851, by His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council, this 29th Day of January, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO.

Clerk of Councila.

d.

Remarks.

0.

0."3

Special J

Co.'s

*

Special J

ence's Co.'s

Special J

Special J.

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Special J

Special J

Special J

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m

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Co.'s ¡ Co.'s

Co.'s

The Wongkong Government Gazette.

ST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

“Cadiz,” be cowel on THURSDAY, the 14th at fe o'clock, r.M.; and the Customary wastany Mail will be made up the follow-

g between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock,

194 GENERAL MAILS per

1

#

Bergkong, Bear, 1856,

Steam for

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

WM, CHAPMAN, TH

Acting Post-Muster.

NOTICE.

THERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Fstablished 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT

HOME AND ABROAD. Capital £1,259,760 Sterling. Fendersigned have been appointed AGENTS ma. Pongkong, Caston, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

Medical Advisers.

The Hongkong.-W. A. HARLAND, M.D, 3 ar Carton,—Walt. Gro. DickSON, M.D. egkomp.

9th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

* Interest and Responsibility of MrC.VICTOR PASSIERES in our Firm ceased on the 31st

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co.

1 January, 1856.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

mon sale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants,

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

Special F a'ways on hand an Assortment of SHIP

CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

Special

Co.'s

Special

il & Co.'s Co.'s

Ex extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, *04 SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, Boat ancorar description.

TRANS STORES from the well known house cond, Parmes if Co. ; also, STORES per Over- dlaci Miramers Monthly for domestic purposes.

ng kong, 7th July, 1855,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSUlar & Oriental Steam NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “CADIZ,” Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen- | gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on FRIDAY, the 15th February 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 r.м. 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.

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1856,

MR

NOTICE,

R CHARLES GUYE is authorized to sign

Our Firm in CHINA per Procuration,

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co, Canton, 1st January, 1856,

NOTICE

R JAMES MCCORMICK is authorized to

Mign our Firm per Procuration.

MR

ALVORD & Co.

Canton, 12th January, 1856.

NOTICE. [R R. P. DE SILVER is this day admitted a Partner in our Firm, and will take charge of the NEW YORK Branch Establishment.

DE SILVER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1856,

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1842. CAPITAL, Co.'s B6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES of Company's R10,000 EACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

5

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.

"

"

POLI

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

World.

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

Mr JAMES BROWN,

Notary Public, MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

NOTICE.

REDERICK BLOCK, Esq,, is my ATTORNEY

in China during my absence therefrom.

W. T. BRIDGES.

F

15th January, 1856.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

Printed at the Office of the China Mall, Hongkong.—

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-siz Cents. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollar: each additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition,

st

Special

Co.'s

& Co.'s

-son & Co.'s

Co.'s

- & Co.'s

Co.'s & Co.'s

+ & Co.'s

& Co.'s

Special

Special

Special

Special

Special!

Co.'s Co.'s Office

eet

West

-'s

ong & L.'s

neson & Co.'s

Co.'s Office Specia!

Central

en & Cr.'s Specia

ver & Co.'s

heson & Co.'s

Specia

hon & Co.'s

- of December, 1855.

7. H. MITCHELL

Sheriff.

ursuance of Ordinary and the Legislative

'ALMADA E CAN

Clerk of Councils.

THE

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 33,

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21.

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By Order,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor has been pleased to appoint Mr J. C. POWER Acting Marriage Registrar, g the absence of Mr Rienaecker from the Colony.

By Order,

Celonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th February, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that the following Fees are charged by the Government Surveyor for certifying the

thiness or Capacity of Emigrant Ships under "the Chinese Passengers Act 1855";-

Certificate of Seaworthiness,

Certificate of Admeasurement (when required),...

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th February, 1856.

NOTICE.

A P. DE SILVER is this day admitted a Pwether in our Firm, and will take charge of * Yung Branch Establishment.

DE SILVER & Co.

1st January, 1856,

NOTICE

Arteront and Responsibility of MrC, VICTOR PUSSIEKES in our Firm ceased on the 31st

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co. January, 1856.

NOTICE

VALLES GUYE is authorized to sign

sma Fem in CHINA per Procuration,

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co.

506 Junimry, 1856.

NOTICE

JAMIS M‹CORMICK is authorized to

ms Fina jer Procuration.

(Jik January, 1836.

NOTICE.

ALVORD & Co.

****K BLOCK, Esq., is my ATTORNEY

ana during my absence therefrom.

184.

W. T. BRIDGES.

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

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,

TURNEK & Co.

THE

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 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,

$16.

,, 16.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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., Secretarics in Calcutta. Agents.

Messrs T. A. GIRB & Co., St Helen's Place, London,

STEPHENS & Joaquim, Singapore.

"

"

JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

on GOODS, FREIGHT, and Treasure, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

POLICIES

World.

CARD.

Y. J. MURROW.

Agent in China.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKERPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong. Established 1843.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.→ PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-six

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

THE

Bongkang

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 33,

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby PTR, LAI & 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”

vii, na before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government,

21.

j

By Order,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor has been pleased to appoint Mr J. C. POWER Acting Marriage Registrar, g the absence of Mr Rienaecker from the Colony.

By Order,

Celonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th February, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that the following Fees are charged by the Government Surveyor for certifying the

thiness or Capacity of Emigrant Ships under "the Chinese Passengers Act 1855";-

Certificate of Seaworthiness,

Certificate of Admeasurement (when required),...

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th February, 1856.

NOTICE.

A P. DE SILVER is this day admitted a Pwether in our Firm, and will take charge of * Yung Branch Establishment.

DE SILVER & Co.

1st January, 1856,

NOTICE

Arteront and Responsibility of MrC, VICTOR PUSSIEKES in our Firm ceased on the 31st

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co. January, 1856.

NOTICE

VALLES GUYE is authorized to sign

sma Fem in CHINA per Procuration,

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co.

506 Junimry, 1856.

NOTICE

JAMIS M‹CORMICK is authorized to

ms Fina jer Procuration.

(Jik January, 1836.

NOTICE.

ALVORD & Co.

****K BLOCK, Esq., is my ATTORNEY

ana during my absence therefrom.

184.

W. T. BRIDGES.

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

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,

TURNEK & Co.

THE

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 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,

$16.

,, 16.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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., Secretarics in Calcutta. Agents.

Messrs T. A. GIRB & Co., St Helen's Place, London,

STEPHENS & Joaquim, Singapore.

"

"

JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

on GOODS, FREIGHT, and Treasure, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

POLICIES

World.

CARD.

Y. J. MURROW.

Agent in China.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKERPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong. Established 1843.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.→ PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-six

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

Bongkang

THE

Government

SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23d FEBRUARY, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 34.

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

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

wait, we bedner, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMAtions, Notifications, and Public PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Pirates

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., &c., has received from Mr Vice-Consul Backhouse, Captch from Commander Vansittart, of Her Majesty's Sloop Bittern, reporting farther most successful opera- gainst Pirates in the Bay of Jakako, which SIR JOHN BOWRING has directed to be published for general

By Order,

G. W. CAINE,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th February, 1856.

In the absence of the Offs. Secretary to H. B. M's Plenipotentiary.

HER MAJESTY'S SLOOP "Bittern," AMOY, 4th February, 1856. -In making known the arrival here of H. M. Sloop under my command, I have the honor to inform you that we are at present Count on endeavoring to carry out the views of the Rear-Admiral, Commander-in-Chief, in reference to affording general security to w This coast; and as His Excellency's orders to myself point particularly to the last paragraph of his public notice on the subject, I

• ôl be kind enough to acquaint the Chinese Authorities with the presence of one of H. M. Sloops, and call upon them to afford beur watiwa they may have connected with the appearance of Piratical Vessels in this neighbourhood.

hase the satisfaction of informing you of the good that has already arisen from a close examination of various points of the coast by bozow on her way hither from Hongkong; for being at anchor on the 31st ultimo, under Middle Island in Tong-yang Harbor, intelli- www bed me that a Lorcha with Europeans had lately been captured, together with a large valuable laden Junk, and that they were on the hands of two strongly-manned Piratical West-coast Boats. Requesting the informers and Mandarins with Interpreters to wn board, I proceeded in search, and found the Vessels as described, anchored near Cono Point in Jakako Bay. The Pirate prize woon leering between 20 and 30, sprang overboard from the Merchant Junk directly we neared her; and so determined were the two Patos. Vemurit, which had cut and were making off in different directions, that although one close under our guns was hailed repeatedly. sound she would not be fired on if she would lower her sails or anchor, she continued admirable and desperate manoeuvres to escape, became absolutely necessary to destroy her to prevent her succeeding: she reached a lee shore in a siħ king state. The other after pies a chase was dismasted, and burnt so soon as the remains of her crew had been removed.

Waking bark to the released Lorcha, numbered 64, under Portuguese colors, we found her with a crew of 12 Chinese and six farring mese, in a deplorable condition, destitute of provisions, with all her cargo carried off, as also had been two Portuguese, who it is bounce bene fallen victims in the hands of the pirates. We seized nine of these latter actually on board the Lorcha, who had remained in permessoves, antor their capture of her; and together with other prisoners handed them over to the Chinese Authorities at Tong-yang, then receipt (copy of which is enclosed,) and obtaining their promise to render every assistance to the missing Portuguese if marie a chre yet survived. Having supplied the Lorcha with provisions, and received the grateful thanks of her people, time obliged us

dwer Tien to prosecute their voyage to Amoy alone, which they professed to be able to do without difficulty.

I have entered into particulars to enable you to inform the Portuguese Consul of the above circumstances, and hope he will obtain katities of the missing Portuguese. The mischief coasting commerce may receive, is evident, when it is considered that the of Aton engle large Junk was estimated at a value of between $25,000 and $30,000, and it was gratifying to us to receive the shouts sors and beating of gongs, with crew bowing on bended knee from every elevated part, as she passed us, after her release, on her

de the Mouthward

*»istended that H. M. Sl. Bittern, after scouring the coast, shall return to the Southward from Shanghae in March for the mď maraying any Junks or Coasting Craft desirous of availing themselves of our protection, I take this opportunity of requesting mely notice, or make any necessary arrangements to have these Vessels prepared to start on our arrival here some time The th and 25th proximo; and I trust you will be good enough to assist me in obtaining the services of a Chinese Linguist— mint megauitted with other Coast Dialects besides those of the Fokien province, as the want of such a medium of communication got goudly retard or embarrass the service on which we are engaged.—I have, &c.,

(Signed)

E. W. VANSITTART, Commander.

Batamnese, Esquire,

11. M. Vice-Consul,

Amoy.

True Copy,

G. W. CAINE.

***M BOQvianyuty tuvue

WAITITE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, is pleased to direct that the annexed Returns of the BRITISH TRADE at the PORT OF CANTON, during the Year ending 31st December, 1855, be published for general information.

No. 3

NO. IN

TARIPS.

24723

12

13

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th February, 1856.

G. W. CAINE,

In the absence of the Off Secretary

to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

CREAREN

14

16

17

JB

20

24

30

33

No. 1.—Å RETURN of the NUMBERS and TONNAGE of MERCHANT VESSELS which Arrived at, and Departed from, the Port of CANTÓN, during the Year ending 31st December, 1855, distinguishing the Countries to which they belong.

34.

35

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED.

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

NO. OF SHIPS.

TONNAGE.

UNDER WHat Colours.

No. of SHIPS.

TONNAGE.

****

37

38

45

46

47

British, American,

174

...

71,391 British,

86

65,073 American,

Austrian,

1

210 Austrian,

7

Bremen,

1,818

Bremen,

2

598

Chilian,

Chilian,

:

:

174

71,690

88

65,008

210

1,818

598

1

Chinese,

438

Chinese,

1

438

29

Danish,

6,858

Danish,

27

6,120

$

Dutch,...

French,

27

11,332 Dutch,

29

11,846

2,337

French,

7

2,677

...

REMAI 1855, (correc

Hamburgh,

New Grenada,

Peruvian,

Portuguese,

Prussian,

Spanish, Swedish, Sardinian,

19

4,958 | Hamburgh,

19

4,642

1

...

420 New Grenada,

J

420

16

7,092 | Peruvian,

18

6,853

Tho We

estimated a

The Va

has been su

2

708

...

....

...

Portuguese,

...

1,028

The red

1

275 Prussian,

1

275

:

20

...

5,782

Spanish,

21

6,536

Britis

1

350

Swedish,

}

350

2

...

688

Sardinian,

688

No. 4.--

395

180,328

402

181,197

No, IN TARIFF.

RUTHERFORD Alcock,

Consul

British Consulate, Canton, 31st December, 1855.

No. 2.-A STATEMENT shewing the MOVEMENT OF BRITISH SHIPPING with the PORT OF CANTON, during the Year 1855; distinguishing British and Country ships, and showing the Number and Tonnage of British Vessels at Whampoa on the 31st December, 1855,

2

5

8

9

"

10

12.

13

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED.

14

16

PLACES AND PORTS.

BRITISH.

COUNTRY.

TOTAL.

BRITISH.

COUNTRY.

TOTAL.

SUMMARY.

18

20

No.

Tonnage.

No. Tonnage. No. Tonnage. No.

Tonnage.

N.. Tonnage.

No.

Tonnage.

22

24

25

London, Liverpool,

3 1,267

...

Hamburgh,

Bombay,

8 5,369 2 2,273

Calcutta,

...

5,767 12 5,016 20

Madras,

Singapore,

7

2,052

2,246 12

211

370

**:22 2~

3 1,267 16 9,939

16

***

7 3,162

338

259

9,939 3,162 597

Entered.

26

British 80 Vessels 39,019 Tons Country 96

32,372 *

27

"

28

10

7,642 10,783

2,527

4,752 13

7,279

29

2,242

5,298

581

Penang,

"

i a

8,367

227 1 2,564.12

2,242 227 6,931

Total 176

...

...

367

367

...

"

Akyab,

71,391 "

Cleared. British 80 Vessels 39,764 Tons Country 94

31,926,

"

30

21

32 & 33

34

35

271

271

1

211

211

...

Sydney,

36

Melbourne,

Port Adelaide,

Port Philip,

553

257

810

***

Total 174

...

ya

71,690 »

39

134

134

...

***

1

279

279

260

Manila,

Rangoon,

Macassar,

Hongkong,

Macao,

Shanghai,

Amoy,

Foochow,

Ningpo,

Swatow,

438

260 2.

438

1,085

2

...

:

574

574

1

...

28

12,329

37

...

3 1,272

1,019 3 1,314

10

10,768 65

711

23,097 24

11,645

34

10,32558

1,983 1

1,535 13

2,554 11

411 3,606 16

1,082 3,710 27

21,970 1,493 9,316

Total 39

5,575

2,104 11

.395 3,088.15

3,418 3

395

1,463 1,731

13

3,220

16

4,683

136

1,867

8,663

...

Chinchew,

Formosa, Camsingmoon, Buenos Ayres, San Francisco,

5

..

557 1,555 465

557 1,555 465

2

272

>:

2

272

Total 73

Of which number entered in Ballast. 1,085 British 14 Vessels 6,725 Tons

Country 25

7,244

13,969 "

Cleared in Ballast, British 28 Vessels 14,095 Tona

15,103 Country 45

29,198

41

43

"

44

45

"

46

Я

48

""

"

:

...

*

2

551 2

551

...

279

279

***

2

***

Total,..

80

39,019

96

71,391 32,372 176

80

39,764

94

586 2

31,926 174

Remaining at Whampoa on the 31st December, 1855. British 4 Vessels 1,824 Tona 586 Country 5

1,262

ដូន្ម ១

50

63

55 56

61

71,690

Total

3,086 "

British Consulate, Canton, 31st December, 1855.

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

H.M.. Consul.

REM/

during the

The W

The V *pproxima

The re

Department.

zo direct that;: ear ending

↑ Kriv®n of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDIZE IMPORTED AT CANTON, in 137 British Vessels of 57,422 Tons, and

47 Steamers and Lorchas of 15,500 Tons, from the Countries and Places undermentioned, during the Year 1855.

Nome* Wat..

* North

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

...

...

tang toth

Pas Cherchiefs, ...

jved Cattons,

1

...

...

...

...

...

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CAINE,

the Off Secret-

= Plenipotentiarz

from, the Port of

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has to* Teeth,

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janenumerated),

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...

cranufactured),

femă căn pigs), ...

...

...

...

...

...

:

...

:

.:

:

QUANTITIES.

FROM WHAT COUNTRIES and PlaceS IMPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUE IN DOLLAKS.

Piculs

48

2,400

2

500

998

22,000

99

103,128

906,425

49

l'ieces,

60,686

151,000

3,270

700

"

99

930

2.800

32,400

162,000

5,395

12,000

Picula

1,276

40,000

93

400

99

260

99

150

1,000

Value

$260

260

Piculs

3,101

3,500

Straits, India, Great Britain,

1

125

"9

South Seas, &c.

1,200

2,500

6,392

30,000

94

292

45,000

99

5,032

13,500

99

"

431,688 13,476

795

2,000,000

26,952

7,950

4.592

*

Bottles

87,576

Piculs

3,546

11

Changs Pieces

2,700

320

8,000

48,788

16,000

30

40,500

16,000

OF SHIPS.

174 88

71.

63

1

7

2

27

29

7

39

ikis

*****

and Spirits,

mariki Wond,

pas Wood,

...

îk anglers (brad),

...

...

...

...

...

MOSKALANBOUR,—Mats, Physic, Scented Oil, Tobaccco,

Stores, and Sundries,

...

Total Value of Imports in British Ships,

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

$40,000

...

...

::

::

$3,605,590

£856,227.12.6

-The abire Return exhibits the Quantities and Values of Merchandize which were entered at the Custom House, and paid Import Duty during the year 25% a few instances from other sources of information.) peated are those in use at Canton. 1 Catty is equal to 13 Pound Avoirdupois and 1 Picul (or 100 Catties) corresponds with 1331th English. 1 Chang is

Fout English Yards,

ven given have been computed at the average prices of the year in the Canton markets; and when this has been found impracticable, an approximate estimate by gan zaam of Dollars into Sterling has been made at the average Exchange for the Year, of:4/9 per Dollar.

ved

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK, Consul.

1

18

3

1

21

Porumb Consulate, Canton, 31st December, 1855.

1

2

-A Reruns of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDIZE EXPORTED from the PORT OF CANTON, in 101 British Vessels of 42,432

Tous, and 47 Steamers and Small Craft, of 15,500 Tons, to the Countries and Places undermentioned, during the Year 1855.

402

18.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

TO WHAT COUNTRIES AND PLACES

EXPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUE IN DOLLARS.

RD ALCOCK,

nsul,

"ON, during the

| at Whampoa or

SUMMARY.

Anaweed Star,

Oil of

...

..

>

Non less ware,

...

Tymm Leaf, ...

Fine and Horn ware,

Campher.

...

***

Buds, Oil.

sa Hoot,

...

...

...

...

...

kmamare, .........

opper, l'ewter, and Iron ware, ...

suna ers and other Fireworks,

vaiber Fans, &c,

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

dangal.

Entered. 80 Vessels 39,019

Beads,

Crmas Cloth,

96

32,372

n

76

71,391

jerry ware,.......

...

Cleared. 80 Vessels 39,764

læquered ware,

...

Leut, (white and red.)

***

94

31,926

Marbie Diabe,

"

174

71,690

number entered in Ba` 14 Vessels 6,725

25

39

Maia, Ac.

Wochet-o'-Pearl ware,

1::

...

Var l'azer Pictures, kajut (of all sorts,)

...

...

tierten work of all kinds,

***

...

QUANTITIES.

Piculs

1,480 20

"9

108

"

102

2

21,000

3,000

800

1,400

50

130

80

:.

.:...

Number 193.300

Piculs

5,440

383

29

4,200 100,000

7,000 .8,000

300

105

10,000

434

504

10,500

491

5,000

...

862

40,600

...

800

193

...

304

3,000

99

140

10

99

1,465

7,080

25

5,000

"

580

23

"

200

1

"

275

Great Britain, Australia, India,

400

"

134

Colonies, Hamburgh, Shanghai, &c.

7,000

99

661

6,500

10

5

99

5,664

17,500

"

160

...

99

80

Number

225

Picula

860

"

1,870

200

2,500

16,000 •

་་་

7,244

*

105 209

13,969

*k, (Raw.)

Cleured in Ballast.

Iefuse.

Razon,

23 Vessels 14,095

45

15,103

Pirce goods,

99

...

...

"

40 300

"

Mitrums and Boots,

73

29,198

...

***

303

:

Pagar Candy,

"

5 82,138

ing at Whampoa on st December, 1855.

...

99

salame

***

:

"

30 363

4 Vessels

1,824

...

"

5

1,262

3,086

WE CAN WLLANBOUN, -Or unenumerated Articles: Bark, Buttons, bik, Lamps, Ox-hides, Physic, Straw-hats, String, Wooden

Ártacses, Bundries,

$80,000

..

'ORD ALCOCK,

M.. Consul

1,000 10,000

$3,000

2,100

26,200

20,000

200 1,800

2,500,000

30

260

36,300

80,000

$2,956,920

£702,269.6.8

#

Total Value of Exports in British Vessels,

Equal at Exchange of 4/9 per Dollar,

*The above Return exhibits the Quantities and Value of Merchandize which were entered for Exportation and paid Duty at the Canton Custom House er 54ik, feurrected in a few instances from other sources of information.)

ed are those in use in Canton. 1 Catty is equal to 1f pound avoirdupois, and 1 Picul (or 100 catties) corresponds with 1331 English.

sin intra base in most instances been computed upon the average prices of the year in the Canton Market; and where this has been found impracticable, an ang mate has been substituted.

tea motos of Dollars into Sterling has been made at the average Exchange for the year, of 4/9 per Dollar.

+

str, Canton, 31st December, 1855.

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Consul.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

Nʊ. 5.—STATEMENT of TONNAGE DUES, and of IMPORT and EXPORT DUTIES, paid by all British Vessels that arrived at and departed from the Port of CANTON during the year 1855.

No

No.

VESSEL'S NAME.

TONS.

TON NAGE DUES.

IMP. AND Exp. DUTIRA.

TONNAGE

TOTAL.

No.

VERSEL'S NAME.

TONE.

DUES.

IMP. AND. EXP

DUTIES.

TOTAL.

No

TAI

134

120 Jane Geary,

128 | Columbus,

John Gray,

203

Taels m.c.c. 101.5.0.0

4671

Taels m.o.o. 154.2.7.6 342.8.4.7

Taels m.c.o. 255.7.7.6 342.8.4.7

Taels m.c.o.

Taels m.c.c.

Taels m...

85

86

Hazard,

134

...

...

...

578

...

87 Pet,

370

***

...

135 | Senator,

277

88

John Taylor,

787

Brought forward, 32,713 2,992.2.0.0 | 33,550.6.6.1 | 36,542.8.6.1

196.7.5.0 14,365.1.2.0 | 14,561.8.7,0

***

...

...

136! Mermaid,

472

89

Frederic VII,

131

401.8.7.4

...

137 | Melanie,

136

13.6.0.0

520.3.0.1

533.9.0.1 90

Nina,...

96

........

...

138 | Harriet,

925

91

North Star,

304

192.0.0.0

...

7,394.4.6.8

401.8.7.4

7,586.4.6.8

92

Stornoway,

558

139.0.0.0

...

1 iger,

148

...

93 Cairngorm,

938

...

7,877.4.1.0 8,016.9.1.0

469.0.0.0 11,247.1.5.3 | 11,716.1.5.3

2 Seawitch,

336

...

94 Collingsburg,

474

***

3 Flavius,...

296

95

Falcon,

387

...

...

Kinnear,

368

97

...

Wynaud,

546

...

..

Thomas Fielden,

904

98

...

Whampoa,

376

...

Cowasjee Family,

297

99

Confucius,...

511

0.00

...

7 Achilles,

553

276.5.0.0

7,759.9.5.5

8,036.4.5.5 100

Shah Jehan,....

825

...

8 Alligator,

197

101

***

...

1

9

Africa,

515

...

::

Uncle Tom,

150

...

102 Contest,...

1,119

559.5.0.0 | 21,569.6.7.1 | 22,129.1.7.1

10

Ameer,

459

103 | Australia,

580

***

***

...

11

Lând o Cakes,

561

...

140.2.5.0

4,017.4.8.0 4,157.7.3.0 104 Ellen,

220

***

***

12

Sarah and Lucy,

450

105

Banshee,

465

...

...

...

13

New Margaret,...

411

106

Eranee,..

728

...

14

Forerunner,

141

107

Salamanca,

981 490.5.0.0 3,229.2.0.5 8,719.7.0.5

...

15 | Wellington,

428

214.0.0.0

...

3,426.9.8.5

8,640.9.8.5 108

Janet Willis,...

17

16 Hamilton,

Hornet,

18 Ellen,

19 Rival,

438

109

Celestial,

...

**

168

110

Catherine Apcar,

666 438 709

109.5.0.0 2,173.0.2.6 2,282.5.26

...

...

-

225

111

Aligator,

197

...

...

164

112

Chebuctoo,

408

204.0.0.0 12,946.3.4.1 13,150.3.4.1

20

Arrow,

212

113 John Dugdale,

··407

...

...

...

21

New Margaret,...

411

102.7.5.0

339.9.7.0

22

Ranee,

190

23 Flavius,

296

...

...

24

Gundreda,

450

225.0.0.0

538.5.9.3

25

Courser,

227

26 Iona,

143

...

27 Unicorn,

786

::

28 | Francis,

216

29 Melanie,

136

...

355.1.5.4

442.7.2.0 114 | Antoinette,

115 Menam, 116 Burlington,

763.5.9.3 117 | Berwickshire,

|118 | Arrow,

A. J. Kerr,

355.1.5.4 122 Recorder,

219

...

...

472

...

...

778

...

1,111

212

....

119 Duck,

120

121

145

277.7.5.0 53.0.0.0 7.2.5.0

710.2.7.7 214.2.9.2 360.6.3.8.

988.0.2.7, 267.2.9.1 367.8.8.8

412

...

***

Unicorn,

786

...

...

...

623

...

155.7.5.0

**

20.2.4.5

175.9.9.3

30 Minx,

178

123

Aligator,

197

.31

Crishna,

271

135.5.0.0 933.5.0.0

1,069.0.0.0

Spirit of the

32 Courser,

127

[124

Deep,...

}

733

183.2.5.0

7,650.0.4.0 | 7,833.2.9.0

33 Menam,

472

117.7.5.0 393.1.8.9

510.9.3.9 125 Lochnagar,

379

94.7.5.0

5,411.7.3.0

5,506.4.80

34

Louisa Bailey,

495

126

Hazard,...

134

1.0

36 | Ariana,

260

127 | Good Success,

528

37 Alligator,

197

49.2.5.0

286.9.5.8

336.2.0.8 128 Limehouse,

376

...

...

38 Banner,

133

...

-

39 Mirage,

82

129 Royal Stuart, 130 Eena,

837

477

238.5.0.0

2,406.0.1.0

2,644.5.1.0

No.

40 Frederic VII,

131

13.1.0.0

163.4.0.6

176.5.0.6 131 | Falcon,

387

41 Courser,

227

132 Corsair,...

127

│ ?│

1

...

42

North Star,

384

133

Heroes of Alma,

651

...

43

Senator,

277

134

India,

574

325.5.0.0 11,333.8.0.2 | 11,659.3.0.2 274.0.0.0

...

...

44 Wynaud,

45 Enima,

46 | Chin Chin,.......

47 City of London,

48 Prima Donna,

564

135

John Brightman,

404

...

110

...

11.0.0.0

142.5.8.6

153.5.8.6

136

Charles Grant,...

1,699

985.8.8.3 1,259.8.8.8

849.5.0.0*17,061.3.4.1 | 17,§ 9.8.4.1

··

310

137

Iron Prince,...

180

Gre

...

...

285

138

Homer,

595

...

140

7.0.0.0

40.0.0.0

47.0.0.0

139

Samuel Enderby,

395

197.5.0.0

יי

49 Vision,

562

Wadiatool

482

DL

***

50

Almeida Family,'

283

י

140 Rahmon, ...

120.5.0.0

325.1.0.0

847.5.2.4

522.6.0.1

968.0.2.1

A us! Unit

Euro

...

51

Eamont,

120

141 Flavius,

296

...

..

..

...

52 | Crishna,

271

142 Banshee,

465

***

...

53 Corsair,

54 Minx,

127

...

178

...

55

Ben Avon,

667

...

56

New Margaret, ~

411

57 | Audax,

150

58 Falcon,...

387

...

con

59 | Unicorn,

786

...

...

60 | Invincible,

718

179.5.0.0

61 Margaret Mitchell

930

...

133.6.3.3

...

62 Joseph Soames,

774

...

186.8.3.1

..

143 | Cimbria,

144 Pantaloon,

145| Mary Anne,

186.8.3.1 146 Glendarah,

|148| Arrow,..

313.1.3.3 150 Antoinette,

161 153 Duck,

279!

139.5.0.0

...

454.8.6.5 594.3.6.5

183

664

332.0.0.0 3,528.0.4.8

3,860.0.4.8

680

340.0.0.0

1,246.5.2.2

1,586.5.2.2

147 | Ellen,

+

225

267.7.8.2

267.7.8.2

...

212

214.2.9.2

214.2.9.2

...

:

149 Vigilant

257

...

219

Sarah Armitage,

165

82.5.0.0

328.9.7.8

411.4.7.8

145

14.5.0.0

812.1.0.7

826.6.0.7

63 | Banshee,

465

154 Anne,

99

9.9.0.0-

728.7.7.8

738.6.7.8

COUN

***

...

64 Cowasjee Family,

297

155 John Bunyan,

466

116.5.0.0

...

4,618.1.3.0

4,734.6.3.0

...

65 Pudsey Dawson,

761

156

John Matthie,

601

6,018.1.4.4

6,018.1.4.4

66

Atalanta,

419

157

Sir James,...

646

323.0.0.0

...

8,271.5.2.1

8,594.5.2.1

...

67 Patua,

68 Sautenboy,

362

90.5.0.0

4,313.9.7.5 | -4,404.4.7.5 158

Arratoon Apcar,

275

...

788.3.9.2

788.3.9.2

Greε

..

195

J

159

John Dugdale, .

407

Indi

69

Omer Pacha,...

70 Gem,...

249

1,125] 562.5.0.0

...

3,325.0.7.6

8,887.5.7.6 160

Runnymede,...

720

360.0.0.0 11,196.3.9.0

11,556.3.9.0

...

161 Foam,

628

***

Black River

71

265

***

...

...

Packet,

72 Gundreda,...

450

73

Jamsetjee

Jeejee boy,...}

574

112.3.0.0 3,363.8.1.5 287.0.0.0 1,290.7.7.8

74 Courser,

227

75 Mary Spencer,

479

113.5.0.0 493.8.6.7 239.5.0.0 1,027.4.8.6

162 Crisis,

3,476.3.1.5 166 Esperanza,

167 Mastiff,

1,577.7.7.8 170 Rock City,

607.3.6.7 171 Kelso, 1,266.9.8.6 172 Minx,

426)

314.0.0.0 8,519.9.7.0 8,833.9.7.0 213.0.0.0 4,967.4.6.4 5,180.4.6.4

Sing

Pena

Ilon

163 | Monarch,

338

...

...

Ausi

259

129.0.0.0

105.7.5.0

235.2.5.0

...

Arra

248

14.8.0.0

82.6.7.0

97.4.7.0

...

598

223.8.1.3

223.8.1.3

Rabe

...

· 529

...

...

264.5.0.0

5,490.8.2.5 5,753.3.2.5

178

**

76

Adelaide,

285

..

..

173

Alligator,

197

98.5.0.0

81.3.4.2

179.8.4.2

77 Tiger,

148

Wadiatool Rahmon

482

...

78

Abeona,

211

...

174

Industry,

592

296.0.0.0

79 Faithful,

420

...

47 Steamers &

80 Lalla Rookh,

367

small Craft,

15,500

81 Africa,

615

...

...

82 Betal,

170

Total

8,179.0.0.0 8,475,0.0.0

864.8.5.0 | 20,902.4.4.0 | 21,767.2.9.0

87,190 12,043.2.5.0 250,497.7.5.0 262,541.0.0.0

COUN

83

Antoinette,

219

***

310

84 Chin Chin,

Carried over,...... 32,713 2,992.2.0.0 33,550.6.6.136,542.3.6.1

at 72 per cent,

$16,726 $347,912 $364,638.

4 Po

at the Exchange of 4/9 per $ £3,972.8.6

£82,629.2.0 £86,601.10.6

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Maci

Chin

Swat

Forn

H. M. Consul

Mani

Maci

!

British Consulate, Canton, 81st December, 1855.

cls that arriv

The Hongkong Goperument Gazette.

A Rerous 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 1855.

D. EXP ES.

T

NAMES OF THE PORTS.

PALUMINATION OF ARTICLES.

TOTAL.

m.c.c. -6.6.1

Tadlex 36,54.

Wisden Manufactures,

Wollen Cloth,

moy.

Shanghai.

Foochow

Ningpo.

Hongkong.

Macao.

Changs

Changs

Changs

Changs

Changs

Changs

Changs

!

243

1,669

1,852

_1.2.0 14,561

8.7.4

401

-4.6.8

7,38

Lastings

4.1.0

8,010

Botabarettes,

1.5.3

11,710

Lang 10%,

Canaleta,

...

Spanish Stripes,

...

*

Colton Manufactures,

Skirtings, Grey,

...

...

4,560

11,150

7,440

23,150

2,800

...

...

1,275

4,447

840

1,400

***

Pieces

Pieces

Pieces

Pieces

...

0

White, Coloured,

Dved Cottons,

...

...

...

...

...

Tuls

Chintz,

...

...

...

...

...

***

***

16,183 11,880

12,650

1,260

10,220 999 4,760

...

Piecca

15,050

13,020

6,731

5,600

...

1,400

Pieces

Pieces

45,143

1,048

4

13,928

...

3,449

2,289

2,000

...

***

4,289

...

***

3,149

200

200

*

240

240

...

***

6.7.1 || 22,129

2.0.5 8,7197

0.2.6

*2,282

3.4.1

13,150:

1

Grey Cottons,

Veireteens,

Cotton Yarn,

Betel Nut,

cho de Mar,

Üres, 12 Catton,

Fish Maws, Ginseng,

Gam Olibanum,

...

...

...

400

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

***

Unenumerated,

Metals,

Iron, Unmanufactured,

Manufactured,

500

500

2,907

Lead,

2.7.7

988:

Tip,

...

...

2.9.2

2672

Quicksilver,

...

..

5.3.8.

367

2.4.5

175

0.4.0

7,833

Nutinegs,

l'epper,...

Patchuck,...

Rattaus,

Sharks Fins,

素 Sandal Wood,

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

..

Sapan Wood,

---

.3.0 5,506.41

...

...

...

...

...

..

...

...

500 Picule

Catties

14,071 19,952 6,095,117 31,942 3,083 43,430 64,619

80,000

8,922

3,000 41,579

1,700 1,088 39,390

...

...

...

***

...

***

9,120

846

...

1,346

Picule

Picula

Piculs

Piculs

Piculs

Piculs

819

3,726

Cattics

Catties

Catties

Catties

Catties

Catties

4,000

4,000

29,689

***

43,760

39,644

1,300

60,896

136,978

...

267,451

312,685

6,812,231

**

...

31,942

*

12,203

43,430

16,416

...

81,035

184,552

122,266 58,050

264,552

131,188

61,050

...

41,579

1,700

1,088

198,259

7,080

110,303

***

62,500

10,800

33,760

175,760

976,954 199,100

...

...

237,619

117,383

***

20,000

...

82,500

48,560

237,100

145,100

344,100

.1.0

2,644

=.0.2 | 11,639.:

COUNTRIES

.8.3 1,259

4.1 17,910.

Coma Britain,

...

.0.0

5224

.2.4

Imami Stales, 968.02 kumpte

Total,

...

.6.5

594.3

.4.8 .2.2 .8.2

3,850.

1,586.3

267 : *

.9.2

2142

British Consulate, Canton, 31st December, 1855.

RUTHERFORD Alcock,

H. M's. Consul,

:-▲ Comparative Statement of the Quantities of TEA EXPORTED from the PORT OF CANTON to the Countries and Places

undermentioned, during the Fivṛ YEARS ending 31st December, 1855.

1851

1852

1853

1854

1855

...

tb 35,785,200 500,000 10,583,550 2,783,900

49,652,650

tb 32,620,000

tb

Ib

38,311,000

28,890,300

th 17,603,000

986,301 15,894,187 3,284,000

52,784,448

3,490,139

3,500,000

101,800

11,739,665

15,452,781

1,629,170

2,583,900

1,350,000

909,400

56,124,704

49,193,081

20,243,370

British Consulate, Canton, 31st December, 1855.

PORT OF CANTON,

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK, H. Ms. Consul.

No 8.-DIRECT TRADE in British Vessels from and to GREAT BRITAIN and BRITISH Colonies.

VALUR OF

CARGO.

TOTAL

ARRIVE D.

DEPARTED.

ô ó b üüô8 288 82EUNEN

7.8

4114

0.7

826!

NUMBER OF VESSELS.

TONNAGE.

7,8

3.0

738 4,734

TOTAL

ALLA VOOR VEENCË

f

NUMBER

4.4

2.1

9.2

6,018 8,5944 78841

with in Bul- Carguen, last.

with

Trial.

Cargoes.

in Bel- last,

| OF CREWS.

Total.

TOTAL

VALUE OF

NUMBER OF VESSELS.

TONNAGE.

CAROO.

COUNTRIES TO WHICH

DEPARTED.

within Bal- Cargoes last.

with

Total.

Cargoes.

in Bal- last.

TOTAL

NUMBER

OF CREWS.

Tetal,

Samad Britain,

3

7.0

8,833

9.0 11,556.3

5.4 5,180.45

27

12

2

34 31

5.0°

235.3

1.0

97.4

223.1

:: ww

3022041 mad

30 17,619 5,298

1,267

...

1,267 806 18,425

52 1,766

581 6511,639

5,298 307

581

47

...

11,458 23,097 1,674

Great Britain India, Singapore, Hongkong, Australia,

23

15

...

...

16471

: Buri

2313,101

13,101 529

19

12

8,233 1,515 4,010

9,748

881

1,921

5,931

430

49

58

2,24119,729

21,970

1,512

1

211

211

13

405 1,089 1,494

7

367

367

23

438

438

20

6,753.--

INDIRECT or CARRYING TRADE in British Vessels from and to other COUNTRIES.

17914

8,475,

.0 | 21,7672

.0 262,541

$364,638 £86,601

ALCOCK.

sul.

NUMBER OF VESSELS.

with in Ral. Carpone last.

of China, 39

i

***

...

6

2

16621

ARRIVE D.

TONNAGE:

Total.

with Cargoes.

in Bal- last.

Total.

TOTAL NUMBER

OF CREWS.

TOTAL

VALUR OF

CARGO.

Total,... 137

4114,414 1,983 1,555

61615,030 1,106

...

1,983

112

1,555

65

...

557

53

465

30

260

...

260

22

674

574

20

557 465

22

39 176 57,422 | 13,069 71,391 5,364

4 Ports of China, Macao, Hamburgh, Manila, Swatow, Cunsingmoon, Buenos Ayres, San Francisco,

Total,... 101

DEPARTED.

NUMBER OF VESSELS.]

TONNAGE.

COUNTRIES TO WHICH DEPARTED.

with in Bal- Cargoes

wick

Total.

last.

Cargore.

in Bal- Last.

TOTAL

NUMBER

OF CREWS.

Total.

37

10

1

1

...

...

IN FINõ

2

47 12,092 3 296

3,774 15,866

1,278

1,197 1,493

76.

2 597

597

26

1

2

574 611

1,085

53

272

272

22

2

551

551

48

279

279

14

2

586

586

46

73 174 42,492 29,198 71,690 4,928

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK

TOTAL

VALUK OF

CARGO..

5

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CONSULATE OF Chile, CANTON, February 18th, 1856.

NOTICE.

REDERICK BLOCK, Esq, is my ATTORN

Under the instructions of the MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, the undersigned FRED China during my became therefrom hereby calls the attention of persons concerned to the annexed DECREE of the GOVERNMENT OF CHILE..

GIDEON NYE, Jr. Consul of Chile.

Santiago, 8th May, 1855.

SIR,-I have received from the Minister of Marine a Communication, stating that His Excellency the President has issued the following Decree,-

1st, The Government is at present equipping and shipping men for the Brig-of- war Ancud," and other Government Vessels:

CC.

2d, That Foreign Merchant vessels have lately been shipping Native Sailors to an extent seriously incommoding to the State:

3d, That the Government has adopted effective means in order to sustain the national character of Merchant Vessels, and render more effective the Laws relative to the Mercantile Marine:

ith. That for the reasons above given, there exists great scarcity of Chilian Sailors, which scarcity embarrasses our mercantile vessels.

In consequence, therefore, the Commandant General of Marine, according to the Law XXVIII, of July 1836, and in virtue of the power reposed in him by the said Act, issued the following Decree :-

1st, Chilian Merchant Vessels are hereby permitted to ship and employ as ship's Company, two-thirds of their crew from Foreign sailors, from Captain to Boy.

2d, This Decree hall exist and have full effect and virtue till the 25th day of May 1857, after which time the Decree of the 25th January 1847, will again take effect..

3d, National ships at sea on the 25th May 1857, will enjoy the benefit of the Decree now made till their arrival in a Chilian port.

Government Officials are requested to give full publicity to the foregoing Decree.

NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the THE

SUPREME COURT, will be held on THURS- DAY, the 28th day of February instant, at 12 o'clock Noon.

MR

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Regisrur.

NOTICE.

R JAMES McCORMICK is authorized to

sign our Firm per Procuration,

Canton, 12th January, 1856.

MR

NOTICE.

ALVORD & Co.

R R. P. DE SILVER is this day admitted a Partner in our Firm, and will take charge of the NEW YORK Branch Establishment..

DE SILVER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1856.

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria,

(Signed)

A. VARRAS.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of MrC.VICTOR BESSIERES in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co. Canton, 1st January, 1856.

MR

NOTICE.

[R CHARLES GUYE is authorized to sign

our Firm in CHINA per Procuration.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co. Canton, Ist January, 1856.

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. ПHE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae..

TURNER & Co.

THE

Medical Advisera.

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

15th January, 1856.

W. T. BRIDGES

SMITH & BRIMELOW, SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Mercha::

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

CHANDLERY STORES of every kind

Also,

H

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

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

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, me 1542. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000.

DIVIDED INTO SIXTY Shares of CompanT'S R10,000 EACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850. COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED N

THE FOUR & FIVE PER CEND LOANS, IN THE NAME Of the DirecTORS. MESSES APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Culeuths.

Agents.

Mesars T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Pluce, Londa STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapors.

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JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

POLICIES

OLICIES on Goods, FREIGHT, and TREASCIL granted by the undersigned to all' parts of is

World

Y. J. MURROW.

CARD.

Agent in China.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong. Established 1843.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong- PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirty-ma Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, Ow Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cenis-Ino half of these charges for each Repetition.

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 1ST MARCH, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 35.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby green, 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”

■*, is 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.

Diplomatic Department. GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Excellency the Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., is officially advised, that the Earl of Clarendon pointed DON JOZE DE BOSCH, to be Her Majesty's -Consul at the Port of Sual in Pangasinan (Philippine Bounds).

By Order,

G. W. CAINE, In the absence of the Off Secretary to H. B. M. Plenipotentiary.

perintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th February, 1856.

Diplomatic Department. GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Rese are to notify unto all whom it may concern, that IAM PUSTAU AND COMPANY, of Hongkong, Mer- have lodged at this Office, on the 26th instant, in Affidavits and Papers, from which it appears that Thousand Sovereigns were shipped in Melbourne, in beginning of October 1855, on board of a British re- red Barque called the Amigos, whereof WILLIAM J. La British-born subject, was and is Master, and, as he , also Owner; that the destination of the said Trea- was Hongkong; that the said WILLIAM PUSTAU AND PAST were the Consignees and have received Bills of ng thereof; that no part of the said Treasure has ever arted the hands of the said firm or their Agents; that id Barque has never visited Hongkong, although she been seen at Shanghae and Swatow; that she sailed cargo of Sugar from Swatow, on the 19th instant, g South, and has not been since heard of; and that Firm verily believe that the said WILLIAM J. LEE feloniously and piratically run away with the said rure to South America or elsewhere (as appears in rular by the Affidavit of WILLIAM PUSTAU, Esquire, Senior Member of the said firm, sworn on the 25th LIL)

WPANY

No. 23.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief has, under his hand and Seal of the Colony, appointed The Honorable T. C. Anstey, Esquire, Attorney-General; Captain CowPER, R.E., Acting Surveyor-General; and J. C. POWER, Esquire,-to be Members of a Commission for investigating and report- ing in what manner the Construction of the projected Praya along the Sea Face of the City of Victoria, to be called the Bowring Praya," shall be commenced and carried out.

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By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th February, 1856.

No. 24.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In accordance with instructions conveyed in Circular Despatch from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, His Excellency The Governor directs the publication of the Conditions fixed by the India Board as those upon which Candidates for the Civil Service of India will be examined in July 1856. India will be examined in July 1856.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th February, 1856.

CIVIL SERVICE OF INDIA.

1. In July, 1856, an examination will take place of candidates for appointments to the Civil Service of India. Notice will be hereafter given of the days and place of examination.

2. Any natural-boru subject of Her Majesty, who shall be desirous of entering the Civil Service of India, will be entitled to be exa- Er Command of His Excellency Her Majesty's Pleni-mined at such examination, provided he shall, before the 1st of May, potentiary and Chief Superintendent of British 1856, have transmitted to the India Board, Cannon Row, West- Trade in China.

G. W. CAINE, In the absence of the Offig. Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

perintendency of Trade, Victoria, ilongkong, 27th February, 1856.

minster,-

(a) A certificate of his birth, showing that his age, on the 1st of May, 1856, will be above eighteen years and under twenty- three years.

(b) A certificate, signed by a physician or surgeon, of his having no disease, consitutional affection, or bodily infirmity, unfitting him for the Civil Service of India,

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 1ST MARCH, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 35.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby green, 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”

■*, is 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.

Diplomatic Department. GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Excellency the Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., is officially advised, that the Earl of Clarendon pointed DON JOZE DE BOSCH, to be Her Majesty's -Consul at the Port of Sual in Pangasinan (Philippine Bounds).

By Order,

G. W. CAINE, In the absence of the Off Secretary to H. B. M. Plenipotentiary.

perintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th February, 1856.

Diplomatic Department. GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Rese are to notify unto all whom it may concern, that IAM PUSTAU AND COMPANY, of Hongkong, Mer- have lodged at this Office, on the 26th instant, in Affidavits and Papers, from which it appears that Thousand Sovereigns were shipped in Melbourne, in beginning of October 1855, on board of a British re- red Barque called the Amigos, whereof WILLIAM J. La British-born subject, was and is Master, and, as he , also Owner; that the destination of the said Trea- was Hongkong; that the said WILLIAM PUSTAU AND PAST were the Consignees and have received Bills of ng thereof; that no part of the said Treasure has ever arted the hands of the said firm or their Agents; that id Barque has never visited Hongkong, although she been seen at Shanghae and Swatow; that she sailed cargo of Sugar from Swatow, on the 19th instant, g South, and has not been since heard of; and that Firm verily believe that the said WILLIAM J. LEE feloniously and piratically run away with the said rure to South America or elsewhere (as appears in rular by the Affidavit of WILLIAM PUSTAU, Esquire, Senior Member of the said firm, sworn on the 25th LIL)

WPANY

No. 23.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief has, under his hand and Seal of the Colony, appointed The Honorable T. C. Anstey, Esquire, Attorney-General; Captain CowPER, R.E., Acting Surveyor-General; and J. C. POWER, Esquire,-to be Members of a Commission for investigating and report- ing in what manner the Construction of the projected Praya along the Sea Face of the City of Victoria, to be called the Bowring Praya," shall be commenced and carried out.

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By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th February, 1856.

No. 24.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In accordance with instructions conveyed in Circular Despatch from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, His Excellency The Governor directs the publication of the Conditions fixed by the India Board as those upon which Candidates for the Civil Service of India will be examined in July 1856. India will be examined in July 1856.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th February, 1856.

CIVIL SERVICE OF INDIA.

1. In July, 1856, an examination will take place of candidates for appointments to the Civil Service of India. Notice will be hereafter given of the days and place of examination.

2. Any natural-boru subject of Her Majesty, who shall be desirous of entering the Civil Service of India, will be entitled to be exa- Er Command of His Excellency Her Majesty's Pleni-mined at such examination, provided he shall, before the 1st of May, potentiary and Chief Superintendent of British 1856, have transmitted to the India Board, Cannon Row, West- Trade in China.

G. W. CAINE, In the absence of the Offig. Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

perintendency of Trade, Victoria, ilongkong, 27th February, 1856.

minster,-

(a) A certificate of his birth, showing that his age, on the 1st of May, 1856, will be above eighteen years and under twenty- three years.

(b) A certificate, signed by a physician or surgeon, of his having no disease, consitutional affection, or bodily infirmity, unfitting him for the Civil Service of India,

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(c). A_certificate of good moral character, signed by the head No. 25.

of the school or college at which he has last received his education ; or, if he has not received education at any school

or college since the year 1853, then such proof of good moral

character as may be satisfactory to the India Board. (d) A statement of those of the branches of knowledge, here-

inafter enumerated, in which he desires to be examined. 3. The examination will take place only in the following branches of knowledge :—

English Language and Literature:-

Composition

...

...

***

***

...

...

English Literature and History, including that of the Laws

and Constitution

...

...

...

...

...

Language, Literature, and History of Greece...

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Mathematics, pure and mixed...

500

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GOVERNMENT NOTFICATION. of Police to the Colonial Secretary, having been laid The following communication from the Superintendent

before His Excellency The Governor, SIR JOHN BOWRING desires that his cordial thanks may be given to the Gentlemen who so kindly and actively co-operated in stopping the progress of the Fire on the morning of the 24th Instant.

By Order,

H

Gral

tury,

Acti

and dire to si

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20

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

dest:

othe

The

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th February, 1856.

...1,000

1,500

...

750

...

750

...

...

...

375

No. 10.

...

...

375

...

...

375

...

...

...

...

***

1,000

Rome France Germany Italy

...

POLICE DEPARTMENT, HONGKONG,

25th February, 1856. SIR-I have the honor to forward to you to be laid before His Natural Science, that is, Chemistry, Electricity and

Magnetism, Natural History, Geology, and Mineralogy 500 Excellency the Governor the following "Special Report."

Moral Sciences, that is, Logic, Mental, Moral, and

Political Philosophy... Sanscrit Language and Literature Arabic Language and Literature

...

...

...

...

***

...

•*•

...

...

***

...

...

...

500 375 375

6,875

4. The merit of the persons examined will be estimated by marks, according to the ordinary system in use at several of the Univer- sities, and the numbers set opposite to each branch in the preceding paragraph denote the greatest number of marks that can be obtained in respect of it.

5. No candidate will be allowed any marks in respect of any subject of examination unless he shall obtain, in respect of that subject, one-sixth of the number of marks set against that particular subject.

6. The examination will be conducted by means of printed questions and written answers, and by vivá voce examination.

7. After the examination shall have been completed, the marks obtained by each candidate, in respect of each of the subjects in which he shall have been examined, shall be added up, and the names of the twenty candidates who shall have obtained a greater aggre- gate number of marks than any of the remaining candidates shall be set forth in order of merit; and such twenty candidates shall be deemed to be selected candidates for the Civil Service of India. Their choice, so far as it can be allowed, of the Presidency in India to which they shall be appointed, shall be determined by the order in which they stand on such list.

8. In August, 1857, a further examination of the selected can- didates will take place in the following subjects:-

Law, including the ordinary rules of taking evidence and

the mode of conducting civil and criminal trials... The History of India

Political Economy

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

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At about half-past twelve A.M., 24th instant, a fire broke out in the Western Market, either in the Fish-markẹt or in a Store, the basement of one of the houses on the North side of the Queen's Road West. Prompt communication was made to the Central Police Station, and thence to the Main-guard 59th Barracks, and as quickly as could be expected a strong military force was at the scene of the conflagration. Detachments of seamen were landed from H. M.'s Ships in Harbor, and from the Spanish Government Steamer Reina de Castilla. Strenuous efforts were made to subdue the fire, both by the use of the many powerful and well-managed fire-engines in attendance, and the well-directed efforts of the seamen to pull down the wooden fronts and projections of houses, but for a long time, owing to so much wood entering into the construction of the houses, and the mass of flame in the large yet unapproachable area of the West Market, (increased to fierceness by a strong North-east breeze,) not attended with success; the flames communicated to the houses on the South side of the Queen's Road, and extended to the end of the block of buildings eastward, also some distance up the Central Street, Tai-ping-shan. About 3 o'clock A.M., the fire was so far got under that no apprehension was felt for its proceeding Eastward or Westward, but there appeared great danger of its extending up the Tai-ping-shan, which led to the necessity of cutting off the commu nication by blowing up one of the houses. The result was altogether successful, and at about 5 A.M., the flames were completely subdued, and confined to the buildings partially consumed. It is satisfactory to state, that those who worked and directed the fire-engines rendered good and effective service, as there is no doubt that, but for the aid from this source, the fire would have reached to an alarming extent.

The Fire Engines in attendance were as follow ;-

1 Private Engine, powerful and effective, owned by Tam Achoy. 1 Public do. ' belonging to an Association of Chinese. 2 Private do.

do. from a Merchant Ship in Harbour.

do.

...

1,000

to P. & O. St. Nay. Company.

400

1 do.

do.

do.

to Messrs Dent & Co.

...

1 do.

400

I from the Spanish Government Steamer.

200

4 do. do. Military Departments.

1 attached to the Police Department.

Any Vernacular Language of India, to be previously

fixed by the India Board...

...

...

...

...

and such further examination will be conducted in the same manner as that above described. (The numbers set opposite to each subject denote the greatest number of marks which can be obtained in respect of such subjects.)

9. Any selected candidate who shall not, at such further examina- tion in 1857, obtain, in each of the subjects above-mentioned, one- sixth of the number of marks set against such particular subject, shall be struck off the list of selected candidates.

12 Total.

but broke down on the road.

One Engine was forwarded by Messrs Jardine, Matheson & Co.,

It is to be regretted that the blowing-up of the house as before mentioned, caused the loss of life of four Chinese, who, (with several moment of the explosion, every possible precaution was taken by the others who received slight injuries,) were in the building at the Chief Magsitrate, who gave directions for the warning, in their own language, of the Chinese Spectators, and by the Commanding Officer Royal Engineers, who personally directed the measures connected with laying and firing the gunpowder, to prevent any accident; and this casualty may properly be attributed to the unfortunate perver-

10. The selected candidates who, at such further examination, shall be deemed by the examiners to have a comptent knowledge (ascertained in the manner mentioned in the preceding paragraph) of Law, the History of India, Political Economy, and one Lan- guage of India, shall be entitled to be appointed to the Civil Service of India; and the names of such candidates shall be placed in a list in the order of their merit in such examination, estimated, as above, by the total number of marks which they shall have obtained insity of the sufferers themselves. respect of all the subjects in which they shall have been examined

at such examination.

11. The seniority in the Civil Service of India of such candidates shall be determined acording to the order in which they stand on the list resulting from such further examination.

12. No person will, even after such examination, be allowed to proceed to India, unless he shall comply with the regulations in force at the time for the Civil Service of India, and shall be Bound bodily health and good moral character.

of

13. The Commissioners for the Affairs of India will be ready to receive, at any time previous to the 1st of May, 1856, the testimo- nials of persons desirous of being appointed to the office of Ex- aminer; but, with respect to the examinations above mentioned, no such appointment will be made until after the date above mentioned. 14. All papers relating to the above-mentioned examinations are to be seut, and all inquiries are to be addressed, thus :—

India Civil Service Examination.'

I have made every possible inquiry into the cause of the outbreak of the fire, but failed to obtain any direct information; I have how ever no reason to believe that it arose otherwise than by accident. There was but little or no disorder during the fire, apart from the excitement amongst the residents in the vicinity; or

were there many instances of robbery, and none of a violent character have. been reported. Police patrols were sent to different parts of the town, and the Sergeants in command reported that all was quiet. It is rumored that one woman and three men were destroyed in one of the consumed houses in the market, but no confirmed information has been received.

Police Force in attendance.

1 ...

...

1

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A.

...

Superintendent, Assistant

do..

1

***

...

***

...

***

Inspector.

2 ...

6 ...

***

***

...

***

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84

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“ Westminster.”

Total 95

Sergeants.

Acting Sergeants. Constables.

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(c). A_certificate of good moral character, signed by the head No. 25.

of the school or college at which he has last received his education ; or, if he has not received education at any school

or college since the year 1853, then such proof of good moral

character as may be satisfactory to the India Board. (d) A statement of those of the branches of knowledge, here-

inafter enumerated, in which he desires to be examined. 3. The examination will take place only in the following branches of knowledge :—

English Language and Literature:-

Composition

...

...

***

***

...

...

English Literature and History, including that of the Laws

and Constitution

...

...

...

...

...

Language, Literature, and History of Greece...

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GOVERNMENT NOTFICATION. of Police to the Colonial Secretary, having been laid The following communication from the Superintendent

before His Excellency The Governor, SIR JOHN BOWRING desires that his cordial thanks may be given to the Gentlemen who so kindly and actively co-operated in stopping the progress of the Fire on the morning of the 24th Instant.

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25th February, 1856. SIR-I have the honor to forward to you to be laid before His Natural Science, that is, Chemistry, Electricity and

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4. The merit of the persons examined will be estimated by marks, according to the ordinary system in use at several of the Univer- sities, and the numbers set opposite to each branch in the preceding paragraph denote the greatest number of marks that can be obtained in respect of it.

5. No candidate will be allowed any marks in respect of any subject of examination unless he shall obtain, in respect of that subject, one-sixth of the number of marks set against that particular subject.

6. The examination will be conducted by means of printed questions and written answers, and by vivá voce examination.

7. After the examination shall have been completed, the marks obtained by each candidate, in respect of each of the subjects in which he shall have been examined, shall be added up, and the names of the twenty candidates who shall have obtained a greater aggre- gate number of marks than any of the remaining candidates shall be set forth in order of merit; and such twenty candidates shall be deemed to be selected candidates for the Civil Service of India. Their choice, so far as it can be allowed, of the Presidency in India to which they shall be appointed, shall be determined by the order in which they stand on such list.

8. In August, 1857, a further examination of the selected can- didates will take place in the following subjects:-

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the mode of conducting civil and criminal trials... The History of India

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At about half-past twelve A.M., 24th instant, a fire broke out in the Western Market, either in the Fish-markẹt or in a Store, the basement of one of the houses on the North side of the Queen's Road West. Prompt communication was made to the Central Police Station, and thence to the Main-guard 59th Barracks, and as quickly as could be expected a strong military force was at the scene of the conflagration. Detachments of seamen were landed from H. M.'s Ships in Harbor, and from the Spanish Government Steamer Reina de Castilla. Strenuous efforts were made to subdue the fire, both by the use of the many powerful and well-managed fire-engines in attendance, and the well-directed efforts of the seamen to pull down the wooden fronts and projections of houses, but for a long time, owing to so much wood entering into the construction of the houses, and the mass of flame in the large yet unapproachable area of the West Market, (increased to fierceness by a strong North-east breeze,) not attended with success; the flames communicated to the houses on the South side of the Queen's Road, and extended to the end of the block of buildings eastward, also some distance up the Central Street, Tai-ping-shan. About 3 o'clock A.M., the fire was so far got under that no apprehension was felt for its proceeding Eastward or Westward, but there appeared great danger of its extending up the Tai-ping-shan, which led to the necessity of cutting off the commu nication by blowing up one of the houses. The result was altogether successful, and at about 5 A.M., the flames were completely subdued, and confined to the buildings partially consumed. It is satisfactory to state, that those who worked and directed the fire-engines rendered good and effective service, as there is no doubt that, but for the aid from this source, the fire would have reached to an alarming extent.

The Fire Engines in attendance were as follow ;-

1 Private Engine, powerful and effective, owned by Tam Achoy. 1 Public do. ' belonging to an Association of Chinese. 2 Private do.

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and such further examination will be conducted in the same manner as that above described. (The numbers set opposite to each subject denote the greatest number of marks which can be obtained in respect of such subjects.)

9. Any selected candidate who shall not, at such further examina- tion in 1857, obtain, in each of the subjects above-mentioned, one- sixth of the number of marks set against such particular subject, shall be struck off the list of selected candidates.

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but broke down on the road.

One Engine was forwarded by Messrs Jardine, Matheson & Co.,

It is to be regretted that the blowing-up of the house as before mentioned, caused the loss of life of four Chinese, who, (with several moment of the explosion, every possible precaution was taken by the others who received slight injuries,) were in the building at the Chief Magsitrate, who gave directions for the warning, in their own language, of the Chinese Spectators, and by the Commanding Officer Royal Engineers, who personally directed the measures connected with laying and firing the gunpowder, to prevent any accident; and this casualty may properly be attributed to the unfortunate perver-

10. The selected candidates who, at such further examination, shall be deemed by the examiners to have a comptent knowledge (ascertained in the manner mentioned in the preceding paragraph) of Law, the History of India, Political Economy, and one Lan- guage of India, shall be entitled to be appointed to the Civil Service of India; and the names of such candidates shall be placed in a list in the order of their merit in such examination, estimated, as above, by the total number of marks which they shall have obtained insity of the sufferers themselves. respect of all the subjects in which they shall have been examined

at such examination.

11. The seniority in the Civil Service of India of such candidates shall be determined acording to the order in which they stand on the list resulting from such further examination.

12. No person will, even after such examination, be allowed to proceed to India, unless he shall comply with the regulations in force at the time for the Civil Service of India, and shall be Bound bodily health and good moral character.

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13. The Commissioners for the Affairs of India will be ready to receive, at any time previous to the 1st of May, 1856, the testimo- nials of persons desirous of being appointed to the office of Ex- aminer; but, with respect to the examinations above mentioned, no such appointment will be made until after the date above mentioned. 14. All papers relating to the above-mentioned examinations are to be seut, and all inquiries are to be addressed, thus :—

India Civil Service Examination.'

I have made every possible inquiry into the cause of the outbreak of the fire, but failed to obtain any direct information; I have how ever no reason to believe that it arose otherwise than by accident. There was but little or no disorder during the fire, apart from the excitement amongst the residents in the vicinity; or

were there many instances of robbery, and none of a violent character have. been reported. Police patrols were sent to different parts of the town, and the Sergeants in command reported that all was quiet. It is rumored that one woman and three men were destroyed in one of the consumed houses in the market, but no confirmed information has been received.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

His Excellency the Governor, The Honorable Lieut.-Colonel Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general in- Graham, Military Commandant, the Honourable the Colonial Secre-formation. tary, The Honourable the Chief Magistrate, Captain Cowper R.E., Acting Surveyor General, Commodore Elliot and other military and civil Government officers were present and by their presence and directions stimulated the exertions of those who rendered assistance to subdue the fire.—I have &c.,

C. MAY, Superintendent of Police.

N. B.—The total number of houses burnt down is 78, and about 20 others partially burnt or damaged. The value of the houses destroyed, I estimate at ($80,000) eighty thousand dollars, and the other property and merchandize at ($20,000) twenty thousand dollars.

The Honorable

W. T. MERCER, Esquire,

Colonial Secretary.

Νο. 26.

C. MAY.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. The following Circular, issued by the Commission for executing the Office of Colonial Treasurer, is made public for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th February, 1856.

CIRCULAR.

TO HEADS of DEPARTMENTS.

It is hereby intimated, that in future, on the First Morning of every Month, a Notice will be posted at the Colonial Treasury, shewing the Quantity of each particular Coin in the Treasury Chest, and the Proportion in which each will be distributed in payment of the various Salaries and Contingencies due for the month preceding.

W. T. MERCER, President,

(Signed)

J. HYNDMAN,

H. REINHARD, Members,

of the Treasury Commission.

Colonial Treasury, 26th February, 1856. No. 27.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. The following Return of Notes in Circulation_and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th February, 1856.

Account of the Average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the Mouth ending 31st January, 1856, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation,

NOTES ISSUED,............$149,575, exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st February, 1856.

I hereby certify having examined the Books of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and that the Treasure exhibited correspond- ed in Amount with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

Victoria, Hongkong, 26th February, 1856.

No. 28.

H. REINHARD, A Member of the Colonial

Treasury Commission.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received up to Noon of the 15th March next, for the construction of the following Works:-

1. A CENTRAL POLICE STATION at the S.E. angle of the junction of Wellington and Cochrane Streets.

2. A SMALL POLICE STATION near Messrs Gibb,

Livingston & Co.'s lower gate.

3. A POLICE STATION at West Point. Plans and Specifications may be seen, and every in- formation given, on application at the Surveyor-General's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th February, 1856.

Consulate of CHILE, CANTON, February 18th, 1856. Under the instructions of the MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, the undersigned hereby calls the attention of persons concerned to the annexed DECREE of the GOVERNMENT of Chile.

GIDEON NYE, Jr. Consul of Chile.

SANTIAGO, 8th May, 1855.

SIR, I have received from the Minister of Marine a Communication, stating that His Excellency the President has issued the following Decree,-

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NOTICE.

П\HE next SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on FRIDAY, the 7th day of March, 1856, at 12 o'clock Noon.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

In re JOHN COLLETT,

deceased.

"9

99

FRANCISCO ANACLETO, CAETAINO FERNANDEZ, MAHOMMED ALLI, MUNGLOO.

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"

"

"

1st, The Government is at present equipping and shipping men for the Brig-of-NOTICE is hereby given to thee any WILLS of

war" Ancud,” and other Government Vessels :

2d, That Foreign Merchant vessels have lately been shipping Native Sailors to an extent seriously incommoding to the State:

3d, That the Government has adopted effective means in order to sustain the pational character of Merchant Vessels, and render more effective the Laws relative to the Mercantile Marine:

4th, That for the reasons above given, there exists great scarcity of Chilian Sailors, which scarcity embarrasses our mercantile vessels.

In consequence, therefore, the Commandant General of Marine, according to the Law XXVII, of July 1836, and in virtue of the power reposed in him by the said Act, issued the following Decree :----

1st, Chilian Merchant Vessels are hereby permitted to ship and employ as ship's Company, two-thirds of their crew from Foreign sailors, from Captain to Boy.

2d, This Decree shall exist and have full effect and virtue till the 25th day of

May 1957, after which time the Decree of the 25th January 1847, will again take

effect.

3d, National ships at sea on the 25th May 1857, will enjoy the benefit of the Decree now made till their arrival in a Chilian port.

Government Officials are requested to give full publicity to the foregoing Decree.

(Signed)

A. VARAS.

Kix and、 Persons to produce or CODICILS of the above Parties that may be in their

possession, before the Supreme Court, on SATUR- DAY, the 8th day of March, 1856 ; 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 the Court,

FR

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,`

Acting Registrar,

NOTICE.

REDERICK BLOCK, Esq,, is my ATTORNEY

in China during my absence therefrom.

W. T, BRIDGES. 15th January, 1856.

NOTICE. PUBLIC MEETING, for the establishment of FIRE BRIGADE, will be held at the Residence of Messrs ARMSTRONG & LAWRENCE, on

A

WEDNESDAY, the 5th March, at 3 o'clock P.M.

Should the Mail Steamer arrive on Wednesday,

the Meeting will be postponed till the following day,

at 3 P.M.

Hongkong, 1st March, 1856.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

His Excellency the Governor, The Honorable Lieut.-Colonel Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general in- Graham, Military Commandant, the Honourable the Colonial Secre-formation. tary, The Honourable the Chief Magistrate, Captain Cowper R.E., Acting Surveyor General, Commodore Elliot and other military and civil Government officers were present and by their presence and directions stimulated the exertions of those who rendered assistance to subdue the fire.—I have &c.,

C. MAY, Superintendent of Police.

N. B.—The total number of houses burnt down is 78, and about 20 others partially burnt or damaged. The value of the houses destroyed, I estimate at ($80,000) eighty thousand dollars, and the other property and merchandize at ($20,000) twenty thousand dollars.

The Honorable

W. T. MERCER, Esquire,

Colonial Secretary.

Νο. 26.

C. MAY.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. The following Circular, issued by the Commission for executing the Office of Colonial Treasurer, is made public for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th February, 1856.

CIRCULAR.

TO HEADS of DEPARTMENTS.

It is hereby intimated, that in future, on the First Morning of every Month, a Notice will be posted at the Colonial Treasury, shewing the Quantity of each particular Coin in the Treasury Chest, and the Proportion in which each will be distributed in payment of the various Salaries and Contingencies due for the month preceding.

W. T. MERCER, President,

(Signed)

J. HYNDMAN,

H. REINHARD, Members,

of the Treasury Commission.

Colonial Treasury, 26th February, 1856. No. 27.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. The following Return of Notes in Circulation_and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th February, 1856.

Account of the Average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the Mouth ending 31st January, 1856, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation,

NOTES ISSUED,............$149,575, exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st February, 1856.

I hereby certify having examined the Books of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and that the Treasure exhibited correspond- ed in Amount with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

Victoria, Hongkong, 26th February, 1856.

No. 28.

H. REINHARD, A Member of the Colonial

Treasury Commission.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received up to Noon of the 15th March next, for the construction of the following Works:-

1. A CENTRAL POLICE STATION at the S.E. angle of the junction of Wellington and Cochrane Streets.

2. A SMALL POLICE STATION near Messrs Gibb,

Livingston & Co.'s lower gate.

3. A POLICE STATION at West Point. Plans and Specifications may be seen, and every in- formation given, on application at the Surveyor-General's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th February, 1856.

Consulate of CHILE, CANTON, February 18th, 1856. Under the instructions of the MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, the undersigned hereby calls the attention of persons concerned to the annexed DECREE of the GOVERNMENT of Chile.

GIDEON NYE, Jr. Consul of Chile.

SANTIAGO, 8th May, 1855.

SIR, I have received from the Minister of Marine a Communication, stating that His Excellency the President has issued the following Decree,-

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NOTICE.

П\HE next SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on FRIDAY, the 7th day of March, 1856, at 12 o'clock Noon.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

In re JOHN COLLETT,

deceased.

"9

99

FRANCISCO ANACLETO, CAETAINO FERNANDEZ, MAHOMMED ALLI, MUNGLOO.

"

"

"

"

1st, The Government is at present equipping and shipping men for the Brig-of-NOTICE is hereby given to thee any WILLS of

war" Ancud,” and other Government Vessels :

2d, That Foreign Merchant vessels have lately been shipping Native Sailors to an extent seriously incommoding to the State:

3d, That the Government has adopted effective means in order to sustain the pational character of Merchant Vessels, and render more effective the Laws relative to the Mercantile Marine:

4th, That for the reasons above given, there exists great scarcity of Chilian Sailors, which scarcity embarrasses our mercantile vessels.

In consequence, therefore, the Commandant General of Marine, according to the Law XXVII, of July 1836, and in virtue of the power reposed in him by the said Act, issued the following Decree :----

1st, Chilian Merchant Vessels are hereby permitted to ship and employ as ship's Company, two-thirds of their crew from Foreign sailors, from Captain to Boy.

2d, This Decree shall exist and have full effect and virtue till the 25th day of

May 1957, after which time the Decree of the 25th January 1847, will again take

effect.

3d, National ships at sea on the 25th May 1857, will enjoy the benefit of the Decree now made till their arrival in a Chilian port.

Government Officials are requested to give full publicity to the foregoing Decree.

(Signed)

A. VARAS.

Kix and、 Persons to produce or CODICILS of the above Parties that may be in their

possession, before the Supreme Court, on SATUR- DAY, the 8th day of March, 1856 ; 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 the Court,

FR

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,`

Acting Registrar,

NOTICE.

REDERICK BLOCK, Esq,, is my ATTORNEY

in China during my absence therefrom.

W. T, BRIDGES. 15th January, 1856.

NOTICE. PUBLIC MEETING, for the establishment of FIRE BRIGADE, will be held at the Residence of Messrs ARMSTRONG & LAWRENCE, on

A

WEDNESDAY, the 5th March, at 3 o'clock P.M.

Should the Mail Steamer arrive on Wednesday,

the Meeting will be postponed till the following day,

at 3 P.M.

Hongkong, 1st March, 1856.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

His Excellency the Governor, The Honorable Lieut.-Colonel Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general in- Graham, Military Commandant, the Honourable the Colonial Secre-formation. tary, The Honourable the Chief Magistrate, Captain Cowper R.E., Acting Surveyor General, Commodore Elliot and other military and civil Government officers were present and by their presence and directions stimulated the exertions of those who rendered assistance to subdue the fire.—I have &c.,

C. MAY, Superintendent of Police.

N. B.—The total number of houses burnt down is 78, and about 20 others partially burnt or damaged. The value of the houses destroyed, I estimate at ($80,000) eighty thousand dollars, and the other property and merchandize at ($20,000) twenty thousand dollars.

The Honorable

W. T. MERCER, Esquire,

Colonial Secretary.

Νο. 26.

C. MAY.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. The following Circular, issued by the Commission for executing the Office of Colonial Treasurer, is made public for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th February, 1856.

CIRCULAR.

TO HEADS of DEPARTMENTS.

It is hereby intimated, that in future, on the First Morning of every Month, a Notice will be posted at the Colonial Treasury, shewing the Quantity of each particular Coin in the Treasury Chest, and the Proportion in which each will be distributed in payment of the various Salaries and Contingencies due for the month preceding.

W. T. MERCER, President,

(Signed)

J. HYNDMAN,

H. REINHARD, Members,

of the Treasury Commission.

Colonial Treasury, 26th February, 1856. No. 27.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. The following Return of Notes in Circulation_and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th February, 1856.

Account of the Average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the Mouth ending 31st January, 1856, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation,

NOTES ISSUED,............$149,575, exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st February, 1856.

I hereby certify having examined the Books of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and that the Treasure exhibited correspond- ed in Amount with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

Victoria, Hongkong, 26th February, 1856.

No. 28.

H. REINHARD, A Member of the Colonial

Treasury Commission.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received up to Noon of the 15th March next, for the construction of the following Works:-

1. A CENTRAL POLICE STATION at the S.E. angle of the junction of Wellington and Cochrane Streets.

2. A SMALL POLICE STATION near Messrs Gibb,

Livingston & Co.'s lower gate.

3. A POLICE STATION at West Point. Plans and Specifications may be seen, and every in- formation given, on application at the Surveyor-General's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th February, 1856.

Consulate of CHILE, CANTON, February 18th, 1856. Under the instructions of the MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, the undersigned hereby calls the attention of persons concerned to the annexed DECREE of the GOVERNMENT of Chile.

GIDEON NYE, Jr. Consul of Chile.

SANTIAGO, 8th May, 1855.

SIR, I have received from the Minister of Marine a Communication, stating that His Excellency the President has issued the following Decree,-

|

NOTICE.

П\HE next SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on FRIDAY, the 7th day of March, 1856, at 12 o'clock Noon.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

In re JOHN COLLETT,

deceased.

"9

99

FRANCISCO ANACLETO, CAETAINO FERNANDEZ, MAHOMMED ALLI, MUNGLOO.

"

"

"

"

1st, The Government is at present equipping and shipping men for the Brig-of-NOTICE is hereby given to thee any WILLS of

war" Ancud,” and other Government Vessels :

2d, That Foreign Merchant vessels have lately been shipping Native Sailors to an extent seriously incommoding to the State:

3d, That the Government has adopted effective means in order to sustain the pational character of Merchant Vessels, and render more effective the Laws relative to the Mercantile Marine:

4th, That for the reasons above given, there exists great scarcity of Chilian Sailors, which scarcity embarrasses our mercantile vessels.

In consequence, therefore, the Commandant General of Marine, according to the Law XXVII, of July 1836, and in virtue of the power reposed in him by the said Act, issued the following Decree :----

1st, Chilian Merchant Vessels are hereby permitted to ship and employ as ship's Company, two-thirds of their crew from Foreign sailors, from Captain to Boy.

2d, This Decree shall exist and have full effect and virtue till the 25th day of

May 1957, after which time the Decree of the 25th January 1847, will again take

effect.

3d, National ships at sea on the 25th May 1857, will enjoy the benefit of the Decree now made till their arrival in a Chilian port.

Government Officials are requested to give full publicity to the foregoing Decree.

(Signed)

A. VARAS.

Kix and、 Persons to produce or CODICILS of the above Parties that may be in their

possession, before the Supreme Court, on SATUR- DAY, the 8th day of March, 1856 ; 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 the Court,

FR

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,`

Acting Registrar,

NOTICE.

REDERICK BLOCK, Esq,, is my ATTORNEY

in China during my absence therefrom.

W. T, BRIDGES. 15th January, 1856.

NOTICE. PUBLIC MEETING, for the establishment of FIRE BRIGADE, will be held at the Residence of Messrs ARMSTRONG & LAWRENCE, on

A

WEDNESDAY, the 5th March, at 3 o'clock P.M.

Should the Mail Steamer arrive on Wednesday,

the Meeting will be postponed till the following day,

at 3 P.M.

Hongkong, 1st March, 1856.

4

NOTICE.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

THE InterSIERES in Our Firm ocased on the 3 lat

THE Interest and Responsibility of MrC. VICTOR

December last,

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1856.

MR

NOTICE.

R CHARLES GUYE is authorized to sign

our Firm in CHINA per Procuration.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1856.

NOTICE.

́R JAMES McCORMICK is authorized to

Msign our Firm per Procuration.

Canton, 12th January, 1856.

NOTICE.

ALVORD & Co.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 SterlinNG. ПHE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TH

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 R. P. DE SILVER is this day admitted a Partner in our Firm, and will take charge of the NEW YORK Branch Establishment.

DE SILVER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1856.

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 thx DIRECTORS.

MESSRS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta, Agents.

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

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JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

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

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Also,

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Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

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CARD.

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Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 8TH MARCH, 1856.

VOL. I. No. 36.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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

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 NONO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 1 of 1856.

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 declare the Law respecting the Distribution of Estates of Insolvents at the Five Ports in China.

[5th March, 1856.]

Whereas doubts have been entertained as to the authority of the Chief Superintendent of Trade and the Consuls at the Five Ports of China with respect to the Administration of Insolvents' Estates at the suit of Creditors: Be it therefore declared, enacted, and ordained, by His Excellency The Governor of Hong- kong and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of Her Majesty's Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, in manner following:

Title.

Preamble.

I. The expressions Suit of a Civil nature,' Civil Suit,' and Suit or Contention,' respectively contained Interpretation of the in the Order of Her Majesty in Council of the 13th day of June 1853, for the government of Her Majesty's words Suit of a Civil Subjects being with the Dominions of the Emperor of China, or being within any Ship or Vessel at a dis-nature,' Suit or Con- 'tention,' &c., in Order tance of not more than One Hundred Miles from the Coast of China, shall be construed to extend to every Council of the 13th Proceeding by or on the part of Creditors against an Insolvent Debtor resident or carrying on business June 1853. within the Jurisdiction to which the said Order in Council relates, for the distribution of his Estate and Effects.

II. Every such proceeding in a Consular Court shall be commenced and prosecuted in manner pro- The Rules of Prac- vided by the Rules of Practice' to be observed in Judicial Proceedings before Her Majesty's said Consuls, tice' to apply to Cre- which have been or shall hereafter be made in conformity with the Provisions of Article XXXVII of the ditors' suits. said Order in Council.

III. In administering the Assets of any such Insolvent Debtor, due regard shall be had to Equality Equality of Distribu- of Distribution among all his or her Creditors

tion.

Jurisdiction of the

IV. Nothing herein contained shall affect any Jurisdiction now vested in the Supreme Court of Supreme Court re- Hongkong.

JOHN BOWRING.

served.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 5th Day of March, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

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HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 4 of 1856.

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 Chiet Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

An Ordinance relating to Wills made by Chinese People.

[5th March, 1856.] Whereas the Laws relating to Wills and Testamentary Writings prescribe certain Formalities touching the signing, acknowledging, and attesting thereof, and for avoiding all Wills and Testamentary Writings signed, acknowledged, or attested in any other manner: And whereas the Provisions of the said Laws in that behalf, if enforced, will tend to the avoidance of all Wills and Testamentary Writings made in the Chinese manner : Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in manner following; that is to say :-

Title.

Preamble.

I. Any written Will or Testamentary Writing heretofore or to be hereafter made or acknowledged by a Chinese Wills or Chinese Testator or Testatrix (whether a native of, or domiciled in this Colony or the Empire of China) shall, Testamentary writings if the same be proved to have been made or acknowledged and authenticated according to the Chinese made in the Chinese Laws or Usages so as to be effectual for the Transmission of Property according to such Laws or Usages, ed valid.

manner shall be deem- · be deemed and taken to be lawfully made and acknowledged, and to have the same virtue and effect as if the same had been made and acknowledged according to Act of Parliament.

II. This Ordinance shall not affect or apply to any Judgment or Decree heretofore made by any Court, Saving of Suits, &c. or any Suit or Action now pending therein, in which Suit or Action the validity of any Will or Testamentary Writing hath or shall come in question, nor any Rights heretofore acquired under and by reason of the Laws in force relating to Wills or Testamentary Writings at the time of the passing of this Urdinance.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 5th Day of March, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

JOHN BOWRING.

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No. 29.

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Subjoined Notice of a Shoal in the Straits of Dampier reported by the Master of the Catherine Apcar, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 3d March, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Copy.

T. V. WATKINS.

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Catherine Apcar, 3d March, 1856.

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A shoal seen by me in Straits of Dampier nearly square with the water's edge East and West, with the following Bearings:

Pigeon Island-West a little Southerly.

Foul Island-S.S.E.

Augusta Island-Just open to the N. of Pigeon Island.

Mansfield Island-E. by S. S.

Button Island-A small Island to the East of King William's Island N. † E.

“I think this must be the shoal that the Sophia Fraser struck on, as there is no shoal square with the water's edge 6 or 7 miles E. by N. from Pigeon Island.

No. 30.

(Signed)

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

R. FOWLER.”

Whereas, by the verdict of a Coroner's Jury one LEONG-AHONE, is declared to have been wilfully murdered by some person or persons unknown on the night of Saturday, the 1st instant, at or near the hamlet of Sheck-ton-tsui: It is hereby notified, that

A REWARD OF TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS will be paid at this Office to any person or persons (the actual Perpetrators of the Murder excepted) who shall give such information as shall lead to the apprehension and conviction of any one or more of the parties so declared guilty of the above Crime.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th March, 1856.

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In pursuance of Ordinances No. 2 of 1845 and No. 3 of 1851, it has been determined by His Excellency The Governor with the Advice of the Executive Council of Hongkong, that a rate of Five per Cent be paid, for the Year commencing from the Ist January 1856, on the Valuation of property liable to Police Assessment. The amount of the First Quarter will be payable from that date.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th March, 1856.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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reby notified that, at a Meeting of the Executive Council, held this day, the following Gentlemen took peaty Oaths and were declared Justices of the Peace for the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies.

The Honorable T. CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire. WILLIAM LAMOND, Esquire.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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Celeial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th March, 1856.

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By Order,

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Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., ramed to direct that the annexed Returns of the BRITISH TRADE at the PORT OF NINGPO, during the 1910 1835, be published for general information.

G. W. CAINE, In the absence of the Offg. Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

urt, Saving of Suit

ary the

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th February, 1856.

TABLES RELATIVE TO BRITISH SHIPPING AT NINGPO.

- Talce showing the NUMBER OF VESSELS, which have ENTERED the Port of NINGPO under the British Flag during the year ending

31st December, 1855, arranged according to their Tonnage.

SHIPS NAMES.

No. 1.-Above 100 and not exceeding 200 Tons.

TONNAGE.

NO IN CONSULATE BEGISTER.

SHIPS NAMES.·'

TONNAGE.

he Catherine Apa

- T. MERCER olonial Secretary.

**

111-

car, 3d March, 15. ollowing Bearings:

Iris, Alma, Spec, Independence,

...

Fortuna,

106

98

***

131

114

Ocean Bride, Iris,

105

120

Independence,

147

126

Emma,

...

...

177

127

Amelion,

Alligator,

Iris,

Emma,

***

Prima Donna,

Spee,

Fortuna,

***

Specj

197

129

Spec,

106

130

Sisters,

110

135

Emma,

•••

136.

148

Emma,

...

...

105

155

Iris,

***

...

177

158

...

:

...

105

170

Forerunner, Amelion,

...

Total,.........

24 Vessels,.....

Ellen,

ne water's edge 6 or R. FOWLE

l'aoushun, (str.) l'aoushun, (str.) Gem,

en wilfully murde mlet of Sheck-to:

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excepted) who si parties so declared

**

**

Frances, Lochnagar,

...

Excellent,

Esperanza,

Linigrant,

W. T. MERCE Colonial Secretary

#

wf.

Menam, New Margaret, Gundreda, Carib,

A

by His Excelle

Cent be paid, for essment. The an

W. T. MERCE

Colonial Secretar

Africa, John Calvin,

...

No. 2.-Above 200 and not exceeding 300 Tons.

:

169

106

147

110

192

105

152

110

110

105

141

192

3,242 Tons.

225

Osprey,

256

273

128

Black River Packet,

264

273

138

Adelaide,

285

249

152

City of London,

285

Total,.....

8 Vessels,...

2,110 Tons.

No. 3.-Above 300 and not exceeding 400 Tons.

302

124

...

379

125

335

144

310

166

Julia, Monarch, Pet, Whampoa,

320

***

...

338

370

...

376

394

Total,.........

9 Vessels,.....

3,124 Tons.

...

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No. 4.-Above 400 and not exceeding 500 Tons.

472

411

ལྕ*

62

74

450 433

112

163

John Dugdale, Menam, Hamilton, Hamlet,

407

472

438

420

...

Total,.......

8 Vessels,........

3,503 Tons.

No. 5.—Above 500 and not exceeding 600 Tons.

515 509

37 91

Australia,

580

Good Success,

520

Total..........

4 Vessels,......

2,132 Tons.

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TABLES RELATIVE TO British shipping at ninGPO,—Continued.

No. 6.—Above 600 and not exceeding 700 Tons,

43

Ben Avon,

...

...

667

132

Total,.........

John Matthie,

2 Vessels,.........

601

1,268 Tons.

No. 7.-Above 700 and not exceeding 800 Tons.

44

Unicorn, (str.)

..786

...

None.

45

Margaret Mitchell,

...

46

Total,.......

Pudsey Dawson,

2 Vessels,

761

1,547 Tons.

No. 8.—Above 800 and not exceeding 900 Tons.

None.

No. 9.—Above 900 Tons.

930

Total,.........

1 Vessel,

None.

930

No. 10.-Under 100 and not less than 50 Tons.

Forty Vessels.

No. 11.-Under 50 Tons.

Seventy-three Vessels,

Grand Total 171 Vessels; 23,387 Tons.

B.— Table shewing the Number and Tonnage of British Vessels which have been Entered at the NINGPO Consulate from

year 1846 to the year 1855, inclusive.

the

YEAR.

NUMBER OF VESSELA.

1846

1847

1848

1849

10

1850

10

1851

200007

1852

13

1853

47

1854

1855

81 171

TOTAL TONNAGE OF VESSELS ENTERED DURING THE YEAR.

487.

1,093

428

907

1,490

785

1,477

.4,496.

7,917

23,387

C.-Table shewing the places from which ARRIVED and for which Sailed the Ships and Vessels Entered at the NINGPO Consulate during the year ending 81st December, 1855, with the NUMBER and Tonnage of said Vessels.

To Shanghae,

...

...

79 Vessels,

4,228 Tons.

» Chapoo,

1

50

"

n

,

From Shanghae,

Chapoo,

...

100 Vessels,

3

...

"

"

Chusan,

225

"

"

"

Chusan,

1

...

99

"

99

Wanchow, Foochow,

» Amoy,

Swatow,

11

591

"

"

"

Wanchow,

7

"

15,782 Tons,

161

35 29 345

"

25

"

2,333

"

Foochow,

29

"

"

1,662

"

99

Amoy,

6

...

"

:

1

411

Swatow,

2

***

99

"

"

2,836 1,477

477 "9

"

» Chinchew,

"

Hongkong,

,, Singapore,

394

"

"

"3

Chinchew,

2

26

...

"

11,622 » 876

"

Hongkong,

1

"

39

Singapore,.

4

"

369 "3 249 " 876

"

Convoying various,

Sold on arrival, Still in Port,

6

352

...

"

"

Taechow,

"

3

:

161

"

Convoying!

2

482

...

"

Bought or built at Ningpo,

14

...

"

34 "" 28 " 718

"

Total,......

171 Vessels,

23,387 Tons..

Total,...

171 Vessels,

23,387 Tons.

D.—List of Vessels belonging to British Subjects resident at NINGPO, and sailing under English Colors.

NO. IN

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No. 1

TARIF

NAME.

RIO.

TONNAGE.

KAME,

RIO.

TONNAGE.

Emma, Spec, Iris, Chusan,

Schooner,

110

105

Yingfuh, Adventure,

...

White topped Ningpo,

76

51.

...

Cutter,

106

Gem,

...

...

"

29

Lorcha,

62

Cleopatra,

34

Tashing. Enterprise,

35

***

"

"

80.

Victoria, Freak, Paoucheen,

38

Vivid,

"

"

70

45

***

48

Hope, Paousan,

...

...

...

»

28

***

"

40

Total......

16 Vessels,

957 Tons.

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British Consulate, Ningpo, 31st December, 1855.

Charles A. WINCHESTER,

H. B. Ali's Vice-Consul Officiating at Ningpo.

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Demons of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDIZE IMPORTED into the PORT OF NINGPO, from the Countries

and Places undermentioned in British l'essels, during the Year ending 31st December, 1855.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

Zines Wax.......... Firted Nut,

***

Fucho de Mar,

شهور

Fonda' Nests,

...

...

*

761

1,547 To

sutom,

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Dog Clothin,

Figured, Native, Trivet

Pam'der,

Tan, irum,

930

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Fat burk,

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Fishskins,

Mandal Wood,...

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Urenumerated,

Cirth,

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late from

M190 ILLANEOUS,

Medicines, Thread, Vermicelli,

Fruit, Vegetables, Sweetmeats, Tobacco, Coals, Oil,

Seaweed, Alum, Paint, &c., &c.

ME YEAR.

PO Consular

QUANTITIES.

FROM WHAT COUNTRIes and PlACES

IMPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUE IN

DOLLARS.

5

197 Bales

6 Cases & 52 Bales

48

""

""

""

32

"

"

71 Piculs 260 "" 407

4

23

159 Bags

2,236 Pieces & 382Bales

6,300 2,650

وو

90 Pieces

200 ""

24

39

290 Peculs

6 Boxes

100 Peculs

Shanghae

Straits

Straits and Shanghae

{Reexported from Shanghae

Shanghae

$300 690 4,160

600

2,149

{Shanghae, Foochow, and Wanchow

370

986

14,212

12,525

Reexported from Shanghae

7,470

300

490

Shanghae

100:

Straits

300

28

Straits

500

221 Packages

Straits and Shanghae

2,736

550

Wanchow and Shanghae

2,158

938

Shanghae

5,950

1,649 Bags

13,634

38 Piculs

Shanghae and Straits

234

4,302 Bundles

3,356

380 Piculs

Wanchow

570

130 Bags

100 Piculs

74 Bags 137 Piculs

2,529 Piculs

140 ""

3,080

390 Pieces

1 Case

1,300

Shanghae and Straits

800

746

Straits

740

Straits

5,993.50.

920 7,653.50 1,450

100

19,992 Bags 15,627 Packages

Swatow, Amoy, Chinchew, Straits Foochow

79,454.50

19,499.90、、

Straits, Shanghae, Foochow, Wanchow, Amoy

39,143

$231,618.40

**AL VALUE,—Two hundred and Thirty-one Thousand Six hundred and Eighteen Dollars and Forty cents, or at 6/8 the Dollar, Seventy- :

und Two hundred and Six Pounds, Two Shillings and eight Pence Sterling.

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER, II. B. M.'s Vice-Consul Officiating at Ningpo.

Bosch Consulate, Ningpo, 31st December, 1855..

* Tarsus of the Quantities and Value of MerchaNDIZE EXPORTED from the PORT OF NINGPO, in British Vessels to the

Countries and Places undermentioned, during the Year ending 31st December, 1855.

DENOMINATIONS OF ARTICLES.

782 Tons, 161

...

Bong Materials,———

35

345

Slabs, Packs,

"

836

"9

477

99

477

,,

369 249 876

""

"

""

34

28 718

"2

387 Tons.

QUANTITIES.

8,340 Bags

TO WHAT COUNTRIES AND PLACES EXPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUE IN

DOLLARE.

Shanghae and Straits

$8,790

650

Shanghae and Straits

4,981

7,717

70 Bales

Straits

1,150

142 Packages 120

Straits and Shanghae.

500.

Straits

99-

2,400

Shanghae

1,043

10,020

735

189 Packages

Sarleen,

Ningpa Cloth, ~weetronats & Preserves, Þaa. Parce Goods,

Straits

290

1,200.

10 Pales 28 Packages

400

Straits and Shanghae

76

...

2,552

*

3,676

116

...

100 Jars

20

TONNAGL

1.

· Candy,

81.50

1,295.50

129 Packags

1,490

7,750 Bags and 124,614 Piculs

J. Hongkong, Whampoa, Foo-

chow, & Canton.

205,409

ngpo.

3. Consulate, Ningpo, 31st December, 1855.

80

70

CHAKOR

76

51.

29

35

28

40

957 Tons

WWFASANEOUS,—Fruit, Coal, Coir, Cotton, Firewood, Fish,' Crumke, Hams, Sinews, Rata' Ears, Seaweed, Dye Nuts, Garlic, thswehow, Vegetables, Wines, Hemp, Vermicelli, Thread, Bus, Beata, Salt Beef, Wool, Paint, Saltpetre, &o., &o, &c.

17.374 Bags 28,035

2,216 Packages

↑ *!.''E—Three hundred and Ninety-eight Thousand Three hundred and Twenty-eight Dollars, or, at 6/8 the Dollar, One hundred and Thirty-two- *** Fundred and Seventy-six Pounds Sterling.

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER,

27,971

Focehow and Straits

.49,193

26,319

Shanghae, Straits, Foochow,

Wanchow, and Amoy

52,825

$598,328.00

H. B. M's Vice Consul Officiating at Ningpo..

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ACCOUNT of the Foreign CustomS' REVENUE of the PORT OF NINGPO, as furnished by the Chinese Customs for the Year ending 31st December, 1855.

FLAG.

British, American, Dutch,

***

...

Hamburgh,

Siamese,

Peruvian,

Danish,

Portuguese,

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

Total, taels

...

Compiled from Accounts furnished by Chinese Customs.

...

:

...

...

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TONNAGE DUES.

Taels m c. c.

473.0.0.0 61.0.0.0

106.0.0.0

640.0.0.0

EXPORT AND IMPORT DUTIES.

TOTAL.

Taels m. c.c.

Taels m. c. c.

1,670.0.0.0

2,143.0.0.0

220.0.0.0

281.0.0.0

200.0.0.0

306.0.0.0

130.0.0.0

130.0.0.0

410.0.0.0

410.0.0.0

68.0.0.0

68.0.0.0

140.0.0.0

140.0.0.0

40.0.0.0

40.0.0.0

2,878.0.0.0

3,818.0.0.0

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER,

H. B. M.'s Vice-Consul Officiating at Ningpo.

British Consulate, Ningpo, 31st December, 1855.

LIST of SQUARE-RIGGED VESSELS, other than British, which entered, and sailed from the PORT OF NINGPO, during the Year ending 81st December, 1855.

No.

TARI

Vessel's NAMES.

TONNAGE,

COUNTRY OR FLAG.

FROM WHAT PLACE.

DESTINATION.

Dewan,

...

Young America,

Jacob Bell,

Helena,

John Wade,

...

**

130 1,970

United States

Shanghae

"

Convoying Hongkong

Nir

"

1,381

"

19

...

...

....

597

99

"

600

"

Agnes,

Spray,

270

Foochow

Antelope,

Halcyon, Confucius,

Orestes,... Johanna, Emilie,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

General Chassé, Ijatti Leong, Justina,

...

Linia, Mathilde,

Ida,

...

Hannibal,

...

:

...

Buena Ventura,.......

320

Formosa

Foochow Hongkong

...

300

Shanghae

"

94

W

Shanghae

"

...

...

:

:.

:

:

120

99

392

Dutch

Chinchew

445

Amoy

"9

361

Amoy Hongkong Amoy

"

300.

"9

240

99

"

234

Chinchew

Shanghae Hongkong

99

J

218

...

...

Hamburg

Chinchew

Hongkong

202

Shanghae

99

99

360

140

400

350

700

450

272

Carmen,

Siamese Crown,.......

Favorite,

Smyrna,

...

...

...

:

:

:

Table shewing the Number and Total Tonnage】 of above-mentioned Vessels arranged under their respective Flags.

Portugal

Hongkong

Shanghae

Amoy Shanghae

Amoy

99

Amoy Hongkong

Amoy

"

Hongkong

Table shewing the Number and Tonnage of Vessels which arrived from and sailed for the above-mentioned Ports.

99

"

Peruvian

99

Siam

99

"

Shanghae

COUNTRY OR FLAG.

NO. OF VESSELI.

TOTAL TONNAGE.

FROM WHAT PORT

ARRIVED.

No. of

ESSELS.

TOTAL TONNAGE.

FOR WHAT PORT SAILED,

No. or VESSELJ.,

TOTAL TONNAGE.

United States

10

5,782

Dutch

6

1,972

...

Hamburg

Peruvian...

4

920

750

Siamese

2

1,150

...

***

Shanghae, Foochow, Formosa, Amoy,

...

Chinchew,...

Portuguese

272

Hongkong,

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

25

10,846

...

...

...

12

6,156

1

270

320

Hongkong, Foochow, Shanghae,

...

...

7

2,896

Amoy,

844

...

Convoying,

360

14

7,389

1

270

3

454

...

2,603

130

*

*

British Consulate, Ningpo, 81st December, 1855.

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER,

Officiating Vice-Consul in Chargs.

mese Customs

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

★ Harons of the Quantities and Values of MERCHANDIZE IMPORTED into the PORT OF NINGPO, from the Countries. and Places undermentioned in Foreign Vessels (British excepted) during the Year ending 31st December, 1855.

DENOMINATIONS OF ARTICLES.

FROM WHAT COUNTRI'S AND PLACES IMPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUE IN VOLLARS.

7

...

....

..

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

TOTAL.

Tacism 2.1430 2816

300 1300

4101

G& 140:

3,512

ESTER, g at Ningpo.

Betel Nut, a i Reis' Neste,

Cheaphor, Caves,

. Cetion,

...

| Cottons (Chinese), Hephants' Teeth,

Gem,

Lead,

...

...

Pepper, 13 Petebuck,

Rattana, Bier,

Ebony, Sapan Wood,

:

Mangrove Bark, Sugar, Sugar Candy,

Molasses,

Paper,

...

...

INGPO,

Tobacco, Vermicelli, Indigo,

Jons Paper,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

:.

QUANTITIKS.

4,630 Catties

58

་་

9 Packages

8 Bags 2,772 Catties

268 Pieces

800 Catties

2,000 29

2,170

$185.20 2,616 162

144

69.20

48.20

960

60

390.50

1,832 Bags

16,754

...

2,204 Catties

330.60

95,700 280

3,337.50

"

112

Kwangtung and Fuhkeen

50,560 Catties

1,011.20

121,790 84,728

19

4,134.60

1,694.50

...

:

:

"

25,532 Bags

7,040

519 Tubs

5,817 Bundles

823 Boxes 8,384 Catties

5 Tubs 185 Boxes

98,602

.35,200

2,595

7,129

2,880.50

251.50

22.50

3,330

15,975

...

...

...

PARSERVES,—Fruit, Medicines &c., &c,...

4

DESTINATION,

Convoying Hongkong

"

"

Foochow

Hongkong

99

Shanghae

"

$197,995.00

TUTA-One hundred and Ninety-seven Thousand Nine hundred and Ninety-five Dollars, or, at 6/8 the dollar, Sixty-five Thousand Nine hundred and my right Pounds, Six Shillings, and Eight Pence Sterling. Compiled from accounts furnished by Chinese Customs.

Fetish Consulate, Ningpo, 31st December, 1855.

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER, Officiating Vice- Consul in Charge.

▲ RETURN of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDISE EXPORTED from the PORT OF NINGPO, to the Countries and

Places undermentioned in Foreign Vessels (British excepted,) during the Year ending 31st December, 1855.

DENOMINATIONS OF ARTICLES.

TO WHAT COUNTRIES AND PLACES KEPORTED.

ESTIMATEd Value in

DOLLARS.

QUANTITIES.

Amoy Hongkong Amoy

Alum.

...

...

...

• Building Materiala,

Shanghae Hongkong

14

...

Hongkong

9,172 Bags 18,000 Pieces,

$11,923.60 12,732

China Root, China Ware,

16 | Copper Ware,

Kitty Sols, Cotton Cloth,

63 | Preserves,

3 Packages, 175

45

633

107

890

...

14,800

1,424

...

"

"9

Amoy Hongkong

Amoy

Hongkong

Rice, Grain, Peas, Fish,

...

..

140 Packages

5 40,300 Peculs

Amoy Hongkong, Straits, Java and Siani.

658

15

68,510

...

...

5,900 ร 5,394

"

2,708 Packages

8,960

8,630

7,439.50

MISCELLANEOUS,—Samshoo, Hams, Flour, Sinews,

Wool, Tobacco, &c., &c, &c.,

9,994.20

...

$131,854.30

from and

No. of VESSELS.

14

TO

CHESTER.

in Charge

Tota

2.***

UTAL-One hundred and Thirty-one Thousand, Eight hundred and Fifty-four Dollars and Thirty Cents, or, at 6/8 the dollar, Forty-three Thousand bae hundred and Fifty-one Pounds, Eight Shillings, and Eight Pence Sterling. Compiled from accounts furnished by Chinese Customs.

British Consulate, Ningpo, 31st December, 1855.

NOTICE.

*E SUPREME COURT will hold an Extra NA PRIUS SITTING, on MONDAY, the 10th ** of March, instant, at 12 o'clock Noon.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTIFICATION. Bowring Praya Commission.

IMBERS of the Community interested in this quiry are informed, that the Commission **y at the COUNCIL ROOM, GOVERNMENT *****, uzlew when specially adjourned to another botas ve junce; that the Hour of Meeting is in general and that, except in cases where order is made

* Căm vnntrary, its Sittings are open to the public. By Order of the Commission,

T. CHISHOLM ANSTEY, A.G.,

President of the Commission.

Curl Room, 5th March, 1856.

NOTICE.

*IDERICK BLOCK, Esq., is my ATTORNEY

** China during my absence therefrom.

W. T. BRIDGES.

Akik Juzuary, 1856.

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

THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME OF THE DIRECTORS. MESSAS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta. 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.

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER, Officiating Vice-Consul in Charge.

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

HE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Cuntos, 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,

OLICIES on Goods, Freight, and Treasure, | Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants,

POLICIES by the undersigned to all parts of the

Worlds

CARD.

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and General StorEKERPB Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong. Established 1843.

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents,

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

every kind.

HCHANDLERY STORES of

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

mese Customs

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

★ Harons of the Quantities and Values of MERCHANDIZE IMPORTED into the PORT OF NINGPO, from the Countries. and Places undermentioned in Foreign Vessels (British excepted) during the Year ending 31st December, 1855.

DENOMINATIONS OF ARTICLES.

FROM WHAT COUNTRI'S AND PLACES IMPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUE IN VOLLARS.

7

...

....

..

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

TOTAL.

Tacism 2.1430 2816

300 1300

4101

G& 140:

3,512

ESTER, g at Ningpo.

Betel Nut, a i Reis' Neste,

Cheaphor, Caves,

. Cetion,

...

| Cottons (Chinese), Hephants' Teeth,

Gem,

Lead,

...

...

Pepper, 13 Petebuck,

Rattana, Bier,

Ebony, Sapan Wood,

:

Mangrove Bark, Sugar, Sugar Candy,

Molasses,

Paper,

...

...

INGPO,

Tobacco, Vermicelli, Indigo,

Jons Paper,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

:.

QUANTITIKS.

4,630 Catties

58

་་

9 Packages

8 Bags 2,772 Catties

268 Pieces

800 Catties

2,000 29

2,170

$185.20 2,616 162

144

69.20

48.20

960

60

390.50

1,832 Bags

16,754

...

2,204 Catties

330.60

95,700 280

3,337.50

"

112

Kwangtung and Fuhkeen

50,560 Catties

1,011.20

121,790 84,728

19

4,134.60

1,694.50

...

:

:

"

25,532 Bags

7,040

519 Tubs

5,817 Bundles

823 Boxes 8,384 Catties

5 Tubs 185 Boxes

98,602

.35,200

2,595

7,129

2,880.50

251.50

22.50

3,330

15,975

...

...

...

PARSERVES,—Fruit, Medicines &c., &c,...

4

DESTINATION,

Convoying Hongkong

"

"

Foochow

Hongkong

99

Shanghae

"

$197,995.00

TUTA-One hundred and Ninety-seven Thousand Nine hundred and Ninety-five Dollars, or, at 6/8 the dollar, Sixty-five Thousand Nine hundred and my right Pounds, Six Shillings, and Eight Pence Sterling. Compiled from accounts furnished by Chinese Customs.

Fetish Consulate, Ningpo, 31st December, 1855.

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER, Officiating Vice- Consul in Charge.

▲ RETURN of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDISE EXPORTED from the PORT OF NINGPO, to the Countries and

Places undermentioned in Foreign Vessels (British excepted,) during the Year ending 31st December, 1855.

DENOMINATIONS OF ARTICLES.

TO WHAT COUNTRIES AND PLACES KEPORTED.

ESTIMATEd Value in

DOLLARS.

QUANTITIES.

Amoy Hongkong Amoy

Alum.

...

...

...

• Building Materiala,

Shanghae Hongkong

14

...

Hongkong

9,172 Bags 18,000 Pieces,

$11,923.60 12,732

China Root, China Ware,

16 | Copper Ware,

Kitty Sols, Cotton Cloth,

63 | Preserves,

3 Packages, 175

45

633

107

890

...

14,800

1,424

...

"

"9

Amoy Hongkong

Amoy

Hongkong

Rice, Grain, Peas, Fish,

...

..

140 Packages

5 40,300 Peculs

Amoy Hongkong, Straits, Java and Siani.

658

15

68,510

...

...

5,900 ร 5,394

"

2,708 Packages

8,960

8,630

7,439.50

MISCELLANEOUS,—Samshoo, Hams, Flour, Sinews,

Wool, Tobacco, &c., &c, &c.,

9,994.20

...

$131,854.30

from and

No. of VESSELS.

14

TO

CHESTER.

in Charge

Tota

2.***

UTAL-One hundred and Thirty-one Thousand, Eight hundred and Fifty-four Dollars and Thirty Cents, or, at 6/8 the dollar, Forty-three Thousand bae hundred and Fifty-one Pounds, Eight Shillings, and Eight Pence Sterling. Compiled from accounts furnished by Chinese Customs.

British Consulate, Ningpo, 31st December, 1855.

NOTICE.

*E SUPREME COURT will hold an Extra NA PRIUS SITTING, on MONDAY, the 10th ** of March, instant, at 12 o'clock Noon.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTIFICATION. Bowring Praya Commission.

IMBERS of the Community interested in this quiry are informed, that the Commission **y at the COUNCIL ROOM, GOVERNMENT *****, uzlew when specially adjourned to another botas ve junce; that the Hour of Meeting is in general and that, except in cases where order is made

* Căm vnntrary, its Sittings are open to the public. By Order of the Commission,

T. CHISHOLM ANSTEY, A.G.,

President of the Commission.

Curl Room, 5th March, 1856.

NOTICE.

*IDERICK BLOCK, Esq., is my ATTORNEY

** China during my absence therefrom.

W. T. BRIDGES.

Akik Juzuary, 1856.

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

THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME OF THE DIRECTORS. MESSAS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta. 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.

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER, Officiating Vice-Consul in Charge.

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

HE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Cuntos, 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,

OLICIES on Goods, Freight, and Treasure, | Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants,

POLICIES by the undersigned to all parts of the

Worlds

CARD.

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and General StorEKERPB Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong. Established 1843.

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents,

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

every kind.

HCHANDLERY STORES of

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

8

NOTICE.

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MR

NOTICE

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sign our Firm per Preeuzstion.

Canton, 12th January, 1856.

ALVORD & Co.

MR

NOTICE.

TR CHARLES GUYE is authorized to sign

Our Firm in CHINA per Procuration.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co. Canton, 1st January, 1836.

MR

NOTICE.

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DE SILVER & Co. Hongkong, lat January, 1856,

Mr JAMES BROWN,

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MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 15TH MARCH, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 37,

* Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby pon & New Skaims of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that "THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE"

« in-free, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

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

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

Diplomatic Department.

* question having arisen as to the Law by which Contracts entered into with Her Majesty's Subjects on Chinese by Chinese Subjects for the Cession of Property in China, should be regulated; the matter has been referred tari of Clarendon to the Law Officers of the Crown, whose opinion is as follows:

*

We are of opinion that British Tribunals and Judicial Authorities in China are bound to observe the rules and principles of Public

cental Law, as they are settled and received by the common consent of European nations,

**

Va po not concur in the conclusion of the acting Attorney-General, that the Chinese are to be considered as beyond the pale of

questions that may come before any British Tribunal in China relating to the ownership or occupation of houses or lands, * in the dominions of the Emperor of China, the law and custom of China, if they can be ascertained, must govern the decision, van terms of the contract the law or usage of some other country be imported into it; and if in any such case the Chinese Law im amertained, the decision must be governed by the principles of natural justice. There is no pretence for the introduction of the Law of real property,

in man universal principle of Law in Europe, that in all questions respecting immoveable property, the · lex loci rei sitæ' prevails; se monk at both right and useful that the same rule should be acted on in the administration of Justice in China.”

By Order

bagerintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th March, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

G. W. CA INE,

In the absence of the Offg. Secretary to H. B. M's Plenipotentiary.

Diplomatic Department,

* Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., evented instructions from the Earl of Clarendon to give publicity to the following Resolution passed by the commitee of the Stock Exchange, London, December 19, 1855:-

to karing come to the knowledge of the Committee, that Neutral Powers have permitted subscriptions to Loans for Russia within

set Committee unanimously resolve,-

at they will not, either now or at the restoration of peace, recognize transactions:in, nor allow the quotation of, any Loan raised sea fuper while at war with Great Britain.

Žarner 19, 1855.

By Order,

perintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th March, 1856.

(Signed)

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

GEO. WEBB, Secretary.

G. W. CAINE,

In the absence of the Offg. Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

Diplomatic Department.

Us Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., merted Instructions from the Earl of Clarendon, to the effect that no British Vessel is to be permitted to depart Emigrants for any Foreign Country, until she shall have proceeded to Hongkong, where the Emigration be charged to ascertain that the Conditions of the Chinese Passenger Act have been fulfilled: and Her Consular Authorities are required to notify these Instructions of the Secretary of State in their several

** Majesty's Naval Commander-in-Chief will instruct all Officers under his authority to assist the Consul in efect to the orders of Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

Seitendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th March, 1856.

G. W CAINE,

In the absence of the Offs. Secretary to H. B. M. Plenipotentiary.

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The Mongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

With reference to the Notification dated 2d January, 1855, His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c, is pleased to notify, that The Right Honorable th Earl of Clarendon, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has appointed WILLIAX WOODGATE, Esquire, to be Secretary and Registrar to Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and the Superintendency

British Trade in China.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th March, 1856.

No. 33.

PROCLAMATION.

G. W. CAINE, In the absence of the Secretary H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

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Messrs

JOHN BOWRING.

1

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:

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honorable Henry Labouchere, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 4 of 1855, entitled “An Ordinance to establish a proper System of Registration for Colonial Vessels": Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and con. firmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

66

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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World.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 13th Day of March, 1856,

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In order to prevent difficulties arising on board Emigrant Ships at the moment of intended departure, through unfounded statements by the Passengers that their Contracts were not properly explained at the time of signature, Persons engaging Emigrants for labor in the Colonies are advised to convey each Laborer before the Emigration Officer, or before a Magistrate, who shall fill in the Contract with a full description of the intending Emigrant, and certity in the form following that its purport has been fully and intelligibly explained. At present no Fee will be charged for such attestation :-

FORM.

Name and Surname of the Laborer contracting (to be written in the Chinese as well as in the English character.) Age,

i

Native Province, District, and Place,

Descriptive Marks,

I CERTIFY, that on this

day of

(Signed)

(as I believe) explained to the above-named Laborer in a Dialect which be understood ; that he expressed himself willing to be 185, in my presence, the within Contract was fully, distinctly, and intelligibly bound by its Teruis; and that he received into his own bauds, iu my presence, the sum of Dollars, as advance Wages.

A. B. The attention of Merchants and others interested in the Emigration Business is specially called to the above Justice of the Peace for Hongkong. intimation.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

IT

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th March, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

Post-Master GENERAL, dated 26th Decem- wer, 1855, are published for general information,

́T has been found necessary to levy upon News-THE following Instructions received from THE

PAPERS conveyed in the Mails ucro s the 18th- mus of Panama, in addition to the Postage now chargeable, a transit rute of Two Pence upon every NEWSPAPER forwarded in the British Mails by that

route.

This Transit Rate, in addition to the Present Postage, must in future be collected upon all News- papers passing through the United Kingdom, address- ed to, or received from, the following places, víz;—

PERU.

CHILI. BOLIVIA.

ECUADOR.

THE SANDWICH ISLANDS. CALIFORNIA. ORIGON,

The same additional rate must also be collected at this Office upon each Newspaper addressed to ANY BRITISH COLONY viâ the United Kingdom and Panama.

By Order,

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

12th March, 1856,

VIZ :-

"1 am directed by The Post-Master General to acquaint you, that it has since been deemed ex- pedient to maintain the existing Mediterranean and ited Sea rates, of 10d. per Half Ounce, and 1s. per Half Ounce, respectively, upon all LETTERS passing between Hongkong and Gibraltar; and I am to request, therefore, that you will not apply the re- duced rate of 4d. laid down in my Letter of the 31st October, to the correspondence in question.'

Post-office, Hongkong, 12th March, 1856.

MR

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Muster.

NOTICE.

́R R. P. DE SILVER is this day admitted a Partner in our Firm, and will take charge of the New York Brauch Establishment.

DE SILVER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1856,

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By Order of the Commission,

T. CHISHOLM ANSTEY, A.G«

President of the Commission. Council Room, 5th March, 1856,

THE

NOTICE.

HE Interest and Responsibility of Mr C. VICTOR BESSIERES in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1856.

MR

NOTICE

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The Mongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

With reference to the Notification dated 2d January, 1855, His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c, is pleased to notify, that The Right Honorable th Earl of Clarendon, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has appointed WILLIAX WOODGATE, Esquire, to be Secretary and Registrar to Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and the Superintendency

British Trade in China.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th March, 1856.

No. 33.

PROCLAMATION.

G. W. CAINE, In the absence of the Secretary H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

· FRE

15th

K

DIV

COMP

TI

MESS

Messrs

JOHN BOWRING.

1

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:

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honorable Henry Labouchere, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 4 of 1855, entitled “An Ordinance to establish a proper System of Registration for Colonial Vessels": Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and con. firmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

66

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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World.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 13th Day of March, 1856,

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In order to prevent difficulties arising on board Emigrant Ships at the moment of intended departure, through unfounded statements by the Passengers that their Contracts were not properly explained at the time of signature, Persons engaging Emigrants for labor in the Colonies are advised to convey each Laborer before the Emigration Officer, or before a Magistrate, who shall fill in the Contract with a full description of the intending Emigrant, and certity in the form following that its purport has been fully and intelligibly explained. At present no Fee will be charged for such attestation :-

FORM.

Name and Surname of the Laborer contracting (to be written in the Chinese as well as in the English character.) Age,

i

Native Province, District, and Place,

Descriptive Marks,

I CERTIFY, that on this

day of

(Signed)

(as I believe) explained to the above-named Laborer in a Dialect which be understood ; that he expressed himself willing to be 185, in my presence, the within Contract was fully, distinctly, and intelligibly bound by its Teruis; and that he received into his own bauds, iu my presence, the sum of Dollars, as advance Wages.

A. B. The attention of Merchants and others interested in the Emigration Business is specially called to the above Justice of the Peace for Hongkong. intimation.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

IT

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th March, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

Post-Master GENERAL, dated 26th Decem- wer, 1855, are published for general information,

́T has been found necessary to levy upon News-THE following Instructions received from THE

PAPERS conveyed in the Mails ucro s the 18th- mus of Panama, in addition to the Postage now chargeable, a transit rute of Two Pence upon every NEWSPAPER forwarded in the British Mails by that

route.

This Transit Rate, in addition to the Present Postage, must in future be collected upon all News- papers passing through the United Kingdom, address- ed to, or received from, the following places, víz;—

PERU.

CHILI. BOLIVIA.

ECUADOR.

THE SANDWICH ISLANDS. CALIFORNIA. ORIGON,

The same additional rate must also be collected at this Office upon each Newspaper addressed to ANY BRITISH COLONY viâ the United Kingdom and Panama.

By Order,

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

12th March, 1856,

VIZ :-

"1 am directed by The Post-Master General to acquaint you, that it has since been deemed ex- pedient to maintain the existing Mediterranean and ited Sea rates, of 10d. per Half Ounce, and 1s. per Half Ounce, respectively, upon all LETTERS passing between Hongkong and Gibraltar; and I am to request, therefore, that you will not apply the re- duced rate of 4d. laid down in my Letter of the 31st October, to the correspondence in question.'

Post-office, Hongkong, 12th March, 1856.

MR

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Muster.

NOTICE.

́R R. P. DE SILVER is this day admitted a Partner in our Firm, and will take charge of the New York Brauch Establishment.

DE SILVER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1856,

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NOTIFICATION. Bowring Praya Commission.

MEMBERS of the Community interested in sos

enquiry are informed, that the Commission Bis Daily at the COUNCIL Room, GOVERNMENT OFFICES, unless when specially adjourned to another time or place; that the Hour of Meeting is in general 1 P.M.; and that, except in cases where order is made to the contrary, its Sittings are open to the public,

By Order of the Commission,

T. CHISHOLM ANSTEY, A.G«

President of the Commission. Council Room, 5th March, 1856,

THE

NOTICE.

HE Interest and Responsibility of Mr C. VICTOR BESSIERES in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1856.

MR

NOTICE

R CHARLES GUYE is authorized to siga

our Firm in CHINA per Procuration.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co. Canton, 1st January, 1856,

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

With reference to the Notification dated 2d January, 1855, His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c, is pleased to notify, that The Right Honorable th Earl of Clarendon, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has appointed WILLIAX WOODGATE, Esquire, to be Secretary and Registrar to Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and the Superintendency

British Trade in China.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th March, 1856.

No. 33.

PROCLAMATION.

G. W. CAINE, In the absence of the Secretary H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

· FRE

15th

K

DIV

COMP

TI

MESS

Messrs

JOHN BOWRING.

1

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:

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honorable Henry Labouchere, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 4 of 1855, entitled “An Ordinance to establish a proper System of Registration for Colonial Vessels": Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and con. firmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

66

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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World.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 13th Day of March, 1856,

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In order to prevent difficulties arising on board Emigrant Ships at the moment of intended departure, through unfounded statements by the Passengers that their Contracts were not properly explained at the time of signature, Persons engaging Emigrants for labor in the Colonies are advised to convey each Laborer before the Emigration Officer, or before a Magistrate, who shall fill in the Contract with a full description of the intending Emigrant, and certity in the form following that its purport has been fully and intelligibly explained. At present no Fee will be charged for such attestation :-

FORM.

Name and Surname of the Laborer contracting (to be written in the Chinese as well as in the English character.) Age,

i

Native Province, District, and Place,

Descriptive Marks,

I CERTIFY, that on this

day of

(Signed)

(as I believe) explained to the above-named Laborer in a Dialect which be understood ; that he expressed himself willing to be 185, in my presence, the within Contract was fully, distinctly, and intelligibly bound by its Teruis; and that he received into his own bauds, iu my presence, the sum of Dollars, as advance Wages.

A. B. The attention of Merchants and others interested in the Emigration Business is specially called to the above Justice of the Peace for Hongkong. intimation.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

IT

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th March, 1856.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

Post-Master GENERAL, dated 26th Decem- wer, 1855, are published for general information,

́T has been found necessary to levy upon News-THE following Instructions received from THE

PAPERS conveyed in the Mails ucro s the 18th- mus of Panama, in addition to the Postage now chargeable, a transit rute of Two Pence upon every NEWSPAPER forwarded in the British Mails by that

route.

This Transit Rate, in addition to the Present Postage, must in future be collected upon all News- papers passing through the United Kingdom, address- ed to, or received from, the following places, víz;—

PERU.

CHILI. BOLIVIA.

ECUADOR.

THE SANDWICH ISLANDS. CALIFORNIA. ORIGON,

The same additional rate must also be collected at this Office upon each Newspaper addressed to ANY BRITISH COLONY viâ the United Kingdom and Panama.

By Order,

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Master.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

12th March, 1856,

VIZ :-

"1 am directed by The Post-Master General to acquaint you, that it has since been deemed ex- pedient to maintain the existing Mediterranean and ited Sea rates, of 10d. per Half Ounce, and 1s. per Half Ounce, respectively, upon all LETTERS passing between Hongkong and Gibraltar; and I am to request, therefore, that you will not apply the re- duced rate of 4d. laid down in my Letter of the 31st October, to the correspondence in question.'

Post-office, Hongkong, 12th March, 1856.

MR

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-Muster.

NOTICE.

́R R. P. DE SILVER is this day admitted a Partner in our Firm, and will take charge of the New York Brauch Establishment.

DE SILVER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1856,

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NOTIFICATION. Bowring Praya Commission.

MEMBERS of the Community interested in sos

enquiry are informed, that the Commission Bis Daily at the COUNCIL Room, GOVERNMENT OFFICES, unless when specially adjourned to another time or place; that the Hour of Meeting is in general 1 P.M.; and that, except in cases where order is made to the contrary, its Sittings are open to the public,

By Order of the Commission,

T. CHISHOLM ANSTEY, A.G«

President of the Commission. Council Room, 5th March, 1856,

THE

NOTICE.

HE Interest and Responsibility of Mr C. VICTOR BESSIERES in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1856.

MR

NOTICE

R CHARLES GUYE is authorized to siga

our Firm in CHINA per Procuration.

DIMIER BROTHERS & Co. Canton, 1st January, 1856,

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 22D MARCH, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 38.

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

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w3, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMAtions, NotifICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

N. 35.

By Order,

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

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

The following RETURNS, furnished by the Harbour Master, of Vessels anchored at this Port, and of Vessels dared outwards with Chinese Passengers, during the past year, 1855, are published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th March, 1856.

Comparative RETURN of VESSELS, TONNAGE and FLAG, ANCHORED at the PORT OF HONGKONG, during the

Years 1854 and 1855.

treat.

...

...

***

Bamburgh,

** ***

T

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

how firenadian, kuruburg,

...

...

...

***

...

***

***

FLAG:

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

*wemers from Canton River,

from India,...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

Totals,

1854

1855

NUMBER OF VESSELA

TONNAGE.

NUMBER OF VESSELS.

TONNAGE.

425

J69,992

563

194,234

142

97,703

197

144,265

52

17,079

·47·

12,689

46

22,822

77

...

30,957

25

5,641

4,014

8,841

1,069

540

...

...

...

:

1

120

13

...

3,783

:

3

2,150

...

7

1,914

...

5

2,231

1

403

...

***

24

***

...

...

:.

2632

8,701

2987

11

1,807

A18-L-ALAN NONO

56

12,364

20

7,701

70

19,196

497

876

14

3,454

7

3,446

1,200

13

2,302

600

154

38.

14,083

2,587

3,740

294

1

...

857

4

1,510

1

210

2

...

:500

260

$2,000

576

126,538

39

37,543

*30

24,340

1,100

443,554

1,736

604,580

Harbor Master's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d January, 1856.

THOS. V. WATKINS,

Harbor Master.

THE

Bongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 22D MARCH, 1856.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 38.

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'

19

w3, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMAtions, NotifICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

N. 35.

By Order,

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

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

The following RETURNS, furnished by the Harbour Master, of Vessels anchored at this Port, and of Vessels dared outwards with Chinese Passengers, during the past year, 1855, are published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th March, 1856.

Comparative RETURN of VESSELS, TONNAGE and FLAG, ANCHORED at the PORT OF HONGKONG, during the

Years 1854 and 1855.

treat.

...

...

***

Bamburgh,

** ***

T

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

how firenadian, kuruburg,

...

...

...

***

...

***

***

FLAG:

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

*wemers from Canton River,

from India,...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

Totals,

1854

1855

NUMBER OF VESSELA

TONNAGE.

NUMBER OF VESSELS.

TONNAGE.

425

J69,992

563

194,234

142

97,703

197

144,265

52

17,079

·47·

12,689

46

22,822

77

...

30,957

25

5,641

4,014

8,841

1,069

540

...

...

...

:

1

120

13

...

3,783

:

3

2,150

...

7

1,914

...

5

2,231

1

403

...

***

24

***

...

...

:.

2632

8,701

2987

11

1,807

A18-L-ALAN NONO

56

12,364

20

7,701

70

19,196

497

876

14

3,454

7

3,446

1,200

13

2,302

600

154

38.

14,083

2,587

3,740

294

1

...

857

4

1,510

1

210

2

...

:500

260

$2,000

576

126,538

39

37,543

*30

24,340

1,100

443,554

1,736

604,580

Harbor Master's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d January, 1856.

THOS. V. WATKINS,

Harbor Master.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

HONGKONG.

Arturo,

Annie.

William and Martha,

Statesinan,

Asi Thor,

Levant....

Ges. Metcalfe,

Neptune.

New Grenada

RETURN OF Vessels cleared OUTWARDS with CHINESE PASSENGERS, from 1st January to 31st December, 1855.

F. E. Schutt,

Lemere..

Wizard.

Resolution,

Lucas.

Melanie,

Java.

NAME OF VESSEL.

FLAG.

...

Hamburg American

**

...

...

British

99

American British

99

1,601

DESTINATION,

3 Shanghai

3666672K.

·San Francisco Whampoa Port Philip

99

No. of PASSENGERS.

TONE.

DATE OF DEPARTURE.

280 January 373

Mary Sp Cambalu, Farranto,

"

170

Ann,

59

12

675

n

450

Hagle,

383

n

315

Amoy,

349

133

19

"9

17 California

Foo-chow-foo

168

Betty,

4

Homer,

1,175

25

"

San Francisco

578

Africa,

307

31

Port Philip

219

Christine

British

359 February

2

99

275

Annie,

345

2

"

280

Carmen,

...

"

Danish

American

British

250

"

2 Amoy

12

Phenix,

382

"

2

Port Philip

355

Johan C

413

5

...

"

229

A. Chee

Siamese

700

6

Siam

50

Gem,

Harpley,

...

...

...

...

***

...

Alligato

Joven Jdhap, Elizabeth Ellen,

Kate Hooper,

...

...

***

...

...

British

19

Portuguese

American

"

249

"

8

Singapore

Ernani,

547*

10

"

Port Philip

336

Colibri,

600

"

12

Macao

Bella Va

581

"

14

San Francisco

240

Giovani

1,507

"

15

Port Philip

716

Janet V

Alfred,

Hashemy, Whistler,

Nina,

Santiago,

Palmetto,

Neurea,

Tuskina,

Monsoon,

...

...

...

...

...

Peruvian

198

"

24

East Coast

Carsten

American

282

27

San Francisco

20

Earl of

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

Ameer.

Race Hound,

Vigilant,

Elizabeth,

Thomas Fielden,

British American

British

"

American

British American

British

"

264

March

8

Amoy

70

Chevali

422

9

"9

Port Philip

280

Harpoo

404

16

788

523

"9

23

992

... b.

495

"

600

"9

257

"

711

"

31

CARR 88..

285

Sarah ¿

17

Melbourne

453

Christin

Port Philip

336

Excelle

23

Melbourne

418

Launce

Ida,

28

Port Philip, &c.

214

Koh-i-1

30

San Francisco

100

Antoin

31

Melbourne

196

John V

Port Philip

320

Coleroc

904

31

Melbourne

423

Sword

"

Menado,

India.

Gundreda,

...

Dutch

717

31

99

Hobson's Bay

308

Samue

British

573

April

5

Port Philip

266

450

...

99

99

10❘ Shanghae

25

Fore Runner,

Stingray,

Eliza Jane,

Nile,

Stephen Baldwin,

Resolução,

Hannah....

Wild Pigeon,

Alverton,

Science.

Colibri,

14]

...

12 | Amoy

25

American

846

13

San Francisco

301

...

British

564

14

Port Philip

264

378

14

Melbourne

173

"

American

634

"

17

San Francisco

262

...

...

Portuguese

680

19

Melbourne

317

...

British

261

20

"

Port Philip

No.

100

331_

...

...

American

1,000.

21

99

Foo-chow-foo

16

British

409

...

"

27

Port Philip

187

American ́

.380

"

28

East Coast

3

Danish

202

May

2

Singapore &c.

4.

Shot

Victoria,

...

***

Peruvian

694

"9

Hobson's Bay

426

Maria Natividad,

J. W. A. Lorenzen,

Melanie,

618

3

**

...

...

99

Port Philip

215

...

Hamburg

749

"

Hobson's Bay

357

British

136

Shanghai

12

Bombay,

Banner,

St Joseph,

*513

11

99

Port Philip

230

133

15

...

"

Amoy

French

811

15

San Francisco

290

Arturo,

General Chassé,

Johanna,

British

700

25

Hobson's Bay

332

...

...

Dutch

300

"

31

Amoy

70

445

June

...

5

Shanghai

14

Nestorian,

American

697

25

Hamilton, General Blanco,

Mariner's Hope,

P. de Santander, Lizzie Jarvis,

Aar,

Clarita,

Tarranta,

British

438

...

12

Hanoverian

985

"

Hobson's Bay

520

British

240

Singapore

dista

...

Spanish

550

"

15

Manila

...

New Grenada

500

16

San Francisco

lat.

42

...

Hamburg

450

16

Amoy and Foochow

1

into

...

Peruvian

200

"

18

East Coast

...

...

Portuguese

320

"

22❘ Shanghai

12

by

Tiger,

Hamlet,

...

British

146

99

28

West Coast

abon

420

Adelaide,

C`rishna,

New Margaret,

Eagle Wing,

Unicorn,

Frederick VII,

R. B. Forbes,

Homer,

Paul Johann,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

July

285

"

272

411

3 Amoy

5

-

99

7 Shanghai

15

50

361

45

with

30

19

"

15

Sho

...

...

American

1,174

19

99

British

900

"

20

***

"

30

131

the

21

...

9

American

756

26

...

...

99

...

British Netherlands

598

600

19

Beta,

Abbotsford,

Lizzie,

...

British

177

"

425

"

August

28 Amoy

30 Foochow

30 Shanghai

Amoy

200

2

20

12

d

New Grenada

373

6

San Francisco

21

Snow Squall,

Black River Packet,

American

742

11

Shanghai

8

British

265

14

East Coast

50

Paquita,

Excellent,

Favorite,

Horatio,

Spanish

384

14

Manila

Danish

300

15

Shanghai

BX

5

6

Siamese

556

17

...

Amoy and Ningpo

20

American

460

17

Shanghai

ES

wl

the

2

Confucius, ...

Antoinette,

Naim Balgyer,

Lima,

Kenau Hasselaar, Ocean Queen,

British

500

20

Amoy

100

da

219.

23 Shanghai

1

Dutch

330

24 Amoy

20

Hamburg

219

24 Shanghai

m

10

Dutch

698

25

...

:

Siamese

500

27

San FranciscO Amoy

20

50

Carried forward,

13,105

aber, 1855.

D. OF PASSENGEĄ.

B3

234

*

13,10

...

...

...

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

RETURN OF VESSELS &c.,—Continued.

FLAG.

TONS.

DAFE OT DEPARTURE.

DESTINATION.

3

NO OF PASSENGERS.

Brought forward,

13,105,

British

479

August

28

San Francisco

536

31

Shangbai

2

Portuguese

297

September

West Coast

G

British

169

1

Shanghai

15

Siamese

250

6

19

Amoy

48

British

139

10

30

""

""

Dutch

474

14

70

**

...

99

...

Danish

170

15

Shanghai

3

British

595

17

99

Whampoa

12

515

"

...

Dutch

343

99

New Grenada

307

:

19

Peruvian

350

1222

18

Shanghai

1

21

30

99

22

24

99

Port Philip Shanghai

13

9

American

1,478, October

1

Manila

1

Danish

272

3

Shanghai

American

640

6

San Francisco

19.

British

197

6

Foo-chow-foo

Chilian

292

6

East Coast

B

Hamburg

202

6

Shanghai

Spanish

458

16

Manila

2

99

Sardinian

248

25

Singapore

15

British

666

30

San Francisco

.12

99

Siamese

300

November

2

Bancock

28

...

British

247

2

Shanghai

8

Dutch

633

3

Foo-chow-foo

99

British

405

6

"

Singapore

30

165

14

Shanghai

***

་་

Dutch

343

19

40

99

44

British

298

26

Swatow

5

...

"9

640

27

Adelaide

295

*

99

...

Hamburg

350

30

99

British

840

December

1

219

99

+9

Foo-chow-foo Shanghai

Amoy

American

639

5

99

Shanghai

...

British American

710

12

1,034

27

Havana

99

1,387

31

Adelaide

Total,

13

375

450

14,683

THOS. V. WATKINS, Harbor Master.

...

***

Master's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st December, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Excellency The Governor directs the publication of the following Notice of a Light-House on Troubridge

Soma Gulf St Vincent.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Li

incial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th March, 1856.

Notice to Mariners.

LIGHT-HOUSE ON TROUBRIDGE SHOALS, GULF ST VINCENT.

TRINITY House, Port Adelaide, South Australia,

17th December, 1855.

At fubing Light, 80 feet above high-water mark, visible from the deck of a moderate-sized vessel at a

* * * xteen (16) miles, will be exhibited on and after the evening of the 1st of February, 1856.

Light.

The Login-house is composed of iron, painted stone-color, and is placed on the centre of the Troubridge Island in Light-house position.

► ̧ long, 137° 50′ 15′′ E., var. 5o E. High water, F. and Č. 3.30; the flood sets E.N.E., and then N.N.E. -Variation Tides.

ww bound through Investigator's Straits into the Gulf St Vincent, should make the Light bearing N.E. momom, and steer N.E. by E. E. to pass it at a distance of seven miles; having brought it to bear W. by N.

N. Sailing directions.

N.

* got males, a course of N.E. by N. may be kept for the Light-ship off Port Adelaide, which bears N.E. E., For the centre of the Island. Vessels from the Westward and Southward should not approach the Light * sem fistance than four miles, where they will find soundings of 14 fathoms.

loa komt tile, during Westerly Gales and at the springs, runs with considerable velocity-setting rather on the seip the traif is open.

Tides.

amura bennd down the Gulf from the Port, meeting with Westerly Gales, will find excellent anchorage under Anchorage off the ** saw Trombridge Island, with the light bearing S.W., distant 11⁄2 mile, in 8 fathoms, on a clean sandy bottom.

B. DOUGLAS, Master Trinity House.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Light.

veellency The Governor has been pleased to re-appoint a Commission to enquire into the system under Police Force of Hongkong is constituted and governed; and of such Commission, the Colonial Secretary, #bowy General, and the Chief Magistrate of Police, are appointed Members.

The Commission will assemble at the Government Offices, on Monday next the 24th instant, and will sit from

the hour of 3 P.M., or as the Commission shall otherwise determine.

Foo willing to give evidence on the subject are invited to forward their names to any Member of the Com-

dit is likewise intimated, that the sittings of the Commission will be open to the Public.

By Order,

nial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th March, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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aber, 1855.

D. OF PASSENGEĄ.

B3

234

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13,10

...

...

...

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

RETURN OF VESSELS &c.,—Continued.

FLAG.

TONS.

DAFE OT DEPARTURE.

DESTINATION.

3

NO OF PASSENGERS.

Brought forward,

13,105,

British

479

August

28

San Francisco

536

31

Shangbai

2

Portuguese

297

September

West Coast

G

British

169

1

Shanghai

15

Siamese

250

6

19

Amoy

48

British

139

10

30

""

""

Dutch

474

14

70

**

...

99

...

Danish

170

15

Shanghai

3

British

595

17

99

Whampoa

12

515

"

...

Dutch

343

99

New Grenada

307

:

19

Peruvian

350

1222

18

Shanghai

1

21

30

99

22

24

99

Port Philip Shanghai

13

9

American

1,478, October

1

Manila

1

Danish

272

3

Shanghai

American

640

6

San Francisco

19.

British

197

6

Foo-chow-foo

Chilian

292

6

East Coast

B

Hamburg

202

6

Shanghai

Spanish

458

16

Manila

2

99

Sardinian

248

25

Singapore

15

British

666

30

San Francisco

.12

99

Siamese

300

November

2

Bancock

28

...

British

247

2

Shanghai

8

Dutch

633

3

Foo-chow-foo

99

British

405

6

"

Singapore

30

165

14

Shanghai

***

་་

Dutch

343

19

40

99

44

British

298

26

Swatow

5

...

"9

640

27

Adelaide

295

*

99

...

Hamburg

350

30

99

British

840

December

1

219

99

+9

Foo-chow-foo Shanghai

Amoy

American

639

5

99

Shanghai

...

British American

710

12

1,034

27

Havana

99

1,387

31

Adelaide

Total,

13

375

450

14,683

THOS. V. WATKINS, Harbor Master.

...

***

Master's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st December, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Excellency The Governor directs the publication of the following Notice of a Light-House on Troubridge

Soma Gulf St Vincent.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Li

incial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th March, 1856.

Notice to Mariners.

LIGHT-HOUSE ON TROUBRIDGE SHOALS, GULF ST VINCENT.

TRINITY House, Port Adelaide, South Australia,

17th December, 1855.

At fubing Light, 80 feet above high-water mark, visible from the deck of a moderate-sized vessel at a

* * * xteen (16) miles, will be exhibited on and after the evening of the 1st of February, 1856.

Light.

The Login-house is composed of iron, painted stone-color, and is placed on the centre of the Troubridge Island in Light-house position.

► ̧ long, 137° 50′ 15′′ E., var. 5o E. High water, F. and Č. 3.30; the flood sets E.N.E., and then N.N.E. -Variation Tides.

ww bound through Investigator's Straits into the Gulf St Vincent, should make the Light bearing N.E. momom, and steer N.E. by E. E. to pass it at a distance of seven miles; having brought it to bear W. by N.

N. Sailing directions.

N.

* got males, a course of N.E. by N. may be kept for the Light-ship off Port Adelaide, which bears N.E. E., For the centre of the Island. Vessels from the Westward and Southward should not approach the Light * sem fistance than four miles, where they will find soundings of 14 fathoms.

loa komt tile, during Westerly Gales and at the springs, runs with considerable velocity-setting rather on the seip the traif is open.

Tides.

amura bennd down the Gulf from the Port, meeting with Westerly Gales, will find excellent anchorage under Anchorage off the ** saw Trombridge Island, with the light bearing S.W., distant 11⁄2 mile, in 8 fathoms, on a clean sandy bottom.

B. DOUGLAS, Master Trinity House.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Light.

veellency The Governor has been pleased to re-appoint a Commission to enquire into the system under Police Force of Hongkong is constituted and governed; and of such Commission, the Colonial Secretary, #bowy General, and the Chief Magistrate of Police, are appointed Members.

The Commission will assemble at the Government Offices, on Monday next the 24th instant, and will sit from

the hour of 3 P.M., or as the Commission shall otherwise determine.

Foo willing to give evidence on the subject are invited to forward their names to any Member of the Com-

dit is likewise intimated, that the sittings of the Commission will be open to the Public.

By Order,

nial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th March, 1856.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., &c., has directed the following Notification, issued by Her Majesty's Consul at Foochow, to be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th March, 1856.

NOTIFICATION.

G. W. CAINE, In the absence of the Secretary to

H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

BRITISH CONSULATE, FOOCHOW, 6th March, 1856.

In pursuance of a communication received by Her Majesty's Consul from the Chinese Superintendent of Customs, it is hereby notified, that a new Examining Station has been established at Simpoo (half-way between Foochow and Pagoda Island anchorage,) where from and after to-morrow, the 7th instant, all Boats carrying Export Merchandize will be required to call for the purpose of shewing Permits of the [accompanying] form, which will be issued to all goods after examination at the Bridge Custom House. But it is distinctly understood, that no Fees or Exactions of any kind are to be levied at the said Station, and the Revenue Officers have been particularly enjoined not to subject any Boats to unnecessary detention or delay.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

·

(Signed)

for 1 the

swe:

Ord

this

in (

THE BRITISH Community,

Foo-chow.

True Copy,

G. W. CAINE.

Title.

Preamble.

HONGKONG

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 5 of 1856.

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 for the Amendment of Procedure in Civil and Criminal Cases.

[17th March, 1856.] WHEREAS important Reforms have been introduced into the Laws of the United Kingdom, with a view of cheapening, simplifying, and expediting the administration of Justice, and it is expedient and desirable that this Colony should as far as possible have the benefit of these reforms: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:- Extension of portions I. Sections XVII, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXIX, XXX, XLII, XLIII, and of Ordinance No. 6 of XCII, of Ordinance 19 Victoria, No. 6 of 1855, shall apply to Criminal Procedure equally as to Civil; and 1855 to Criminal cases where any of the Enactments contained in the Common Law Procedure Acts of 1852 and 1854, or in any Rules or Orders hereby respectively extended to Hongkong, relate to Amendment of Pleadings or to Evi dence, the same shall be interpreted to apply to Criminal Procedure equally as to Civil.

Extension to this Co- II. Subject to the provisions of this present Ordinance, which shall be read with and as forming part of lony of certain Enact- the said Ordinance No. 6 of 1855, such and so many of the Enactments of the Imperial Parliament as are ments and Statutory specified in Schedule A, to this Ordinance annexed, and also such and so many of the Rules or Orders made Rules for amending the Pleading and Prac- by the Judges of the Superior Courts of Common Law at Westminster under Statutory Authority for tice of the Courts at regulating Practice and Pleading in the said Courts as are specified in Schedule B, to this Ordinance also

Westminster.

Teste and date of Writs.

Unsworn declara-

annexed, shall, from and after the passing of this Ordinance (but so far only as in the said Schedules respec tively are specified,) extend to and have force within this Colony: And all Powers and Duties thereby res pectively conferred or imposed upon any Judges of the said Superior Courts, any Masters thereof, and any Sheriffs, Gaolers, Officers, or others owing obedience to any of the said Courts, shall respectively devolve upon and be exercised or performed by the Supreme Court of this Colony, the Registrar of the said. Court, and the Sheriff of this Colony, and all Gaolers, Officers, or others within the same, according to their several and respective Jurisdictions and Authorities in the premises respectively.

III. All Writs whatsoever shall be tested and bear date the respective days whereon the same shall happen to be sued out.

IV. Every Court, Magistrate, Commissioner, or Officer qualified to take Affidavits or Depositions in tions of Witnesses, &c. any matter, Civil or Criminal, where any person competent to give evidence or make affidavit therein shall refuse to be sworn thereto, may, at his discretion, permit him or her to make an unsworn Declaration or Statement of his or her Testimony in the said matter, which said Declaration or Statement shall thenceforth have the same force and effect in all respects as his or her Deposition or Affidavit (as the case may be) to the like purport, if sworn to in the usual way, would have had: But no such permission shall be granted to any person who shall not have been first, by the said Court, Magistrate, Commissioner, or Officer, duly warned to speak the Truth, and informed of the Penalties which he or she will incur by making a False Declaration or Statement under this Ordinance; and further, who shall not (unless he or she shall happen to be a Heathen) have first satisfied the said Court, Magistrate, Commissioner, or Officer, that his or her Objection to take the Oath proceeds from a Religious or Conscientious Belief that the taking of an Oath is unlawful.

Shipowners' sibility Clauses.

respon.

V. All proceedings in cases within the meaning of Section DXIV of the "Merchant Shipping Act 1854," and of any Enactments passed or to be passed for amending the same, shall be by summary applica tion to the Supreme Court on the Common Law side, and by way of Motion supported by Affidavit; and the said Court shall, if it deem meet, by Rule or Order give such Relief as by the said Section any such competent Court as in the said Act is mentioned hath power to give.

Further extension of VI. In like manner, any party to an Action may, upon his or her summary application to the said Court, the Equitable Juris- obtain, in the cases specified in the hereby extended Enactments of the "Common Law Procedure Act 1852,' diction of the Common or in the said Ordinance No. 6 of 1855, any such Writs of Injunction or other equitable Relief as therein Law side of the Su- expressed: And no such party shall be obliged to have recourse for such relief to the Equity side of the preme Court.

actual said Court by bill or otherwise.

Striking out of Equi- table Defences.

Payment of money into Court no Admis-

:

upon

VII. It shall be lawful for the said Court to order to be struck out of any Pleadings at Law,

such terms as to the said Court shall seem meet, any equitable Plea or equitable Replication which doth not appear to disclose a good Defence upon the Merits either at Law or in Equity.

VIII Payment of Money by a Defendant into Court shall in no case soever be deemed an Admission of sion of cause of Action. any of the causes for which such Action may have been brought.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., &c., has directed the following Notification, issued by Her Majesty's Consul at Foochow, to be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th March, 1856.

NOTIFICATION.

G. W. CAINE, In the absence of the Secretary to

H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

BRITISH CONSULATE, FOOCHOW, 6th March, 1856.

In pursuance of a communication received by Her Majesty's Consul from the Chinese Superintendent of Customs, it is hereby notified, that a new Examining Station has been established at Simpoo (half-way between Foochow and Pagoda Island anchorage,) where from and after to-morrow, the 7th instant, all Boats carrying Export Merchandize will be required to call for the purpose of shewing Permits of the [accompanying] form, which will be issued to all goods after examination at the Bridge Custom House. But it is distinctly understood, that no Fees or Exactions of any kind are to be levied at the said Station, and the Revenue Officers have been particularly enjoined not to subject any Boats to unnecessary detention or delay.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

·

(Signed)

for 1 the

swe:

Ord

this

in (

THE BRITISH Community,

Foo-chow.

True Copy,

G. W. CAINE.

Title.

Preamble.

HONGKONG

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 5 of 1856.

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 for the Amendment of Procedure in Civil and Criminal Cases.

[17th March, 1856.] WHEREAS important Reforms have been introduced into the Laws of the United Kingdom, with a view of cheapening, simplifying, and expediting the administration of Justice, and it is expedient and desirable that this Colony should as far as possible have the benefit of these reforms: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:- Extension of portions I. Sections XVII, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXIX, XXX, XLII, XLIII, and of Ordinance No. 6 of XCII, of Ordinance 19 Victoria, No. 6 of 1855, shall apply to Criminal Procedure equally as to Civil; and 1855 to Criminal cases where any of the Enactments contained in the Common Law Procedure Acts of 1852 and 1854, or in any Rules or Orders hereby respectively extended to Hongkong, relate to Amendment of Pleadings or to Evi dence, the same shall be interpreted to apply to Criminal Procedure equally as to Civil.

Extension to this Co- II. Subject to the provisions of this present Ordinance, which shall be read with and as forming part of lony of certain Enact- the said Ordinance No. 6 of 1855, such and so many of the Enactments of the Imperial Parliament as are ments and Statutory specified in Schedule A, to this Ordinance annexed, and also such and so many of the Rules or Orders made Rules for amending the Pleading and Prac- by the Judges of the Superior Courts of Common Law at Westminster under Statutory Authority for tice of the Courts at regulating Practice and Pleading in the said Courts as are specified in Schedule B, to this Ordinance also

Westminster.

Teste and date of Writs.

Unsworn declara-

annexed, shall, from and after the passing of this Ordinance (but so far only as in the said Schedules respec tively are specified,) extend to and have force within this Colony: And all Powers and Duties thereby res pectively conferred or imposed upon any Judges of the said Superior Courts, any Masters thereof, and any Sheriffs, Gaolers, Officers, or others owing obedience to any of the said Courts, shall respectively devolve upon and be exercised or performed by the Supreme Court of this Colony, the Registrar of the said. Court, and the Sheriff of this Colony, and all Gaolers, Officers, or others within the same, according to their several and respective Jurisdictions and Authorities in the premises respectively.

III. All Writs whatsoever shall be tested and bear date the respective days whereon the same shall happen to be sued out.

IV. Every Court, Magistrate, Commissioner, or Officer qualified to take Affidavits or Depositions in tions of Witnesses, &c. any matter, Civil or Criminal, where any person competent to give evidence or make affidavit therein shall refuse to be sworn thereto, may, at his discretion, permit him or her to make an unsworn Declaration or Statement of his or her Testimony in the said matter, which said Declaration or Statement shall thenceforth have the same force and effect in all respects as his or her Deposition or Affidavit (as the case may be) to the like purport, if sworn to in the usual way, would have had: But no such permission shall be granted to any person who shall not have been first, by the said Court, Magistrate, Commissioner, or Officer, duly warned to speak the Truth, and informed of the Penalties which he or she will incur by making a False Declaration or Statement under this Ordinance; and further, who shall not (unless he or she shall happen to be a Heathen) have first satisfied the said Court, Magistrate, Commissioner, or Officer, that his or her Objection to take the Oath proceeds from a Religious or Conscientious Belief that the taking of an Oath is unlawful.

Shipowners' sibility Clauses.

respon.

V. All proceedings in cases within the meaning of Section DXIV of the "Merchant Shipping Act 1854," and of any Enactments passed or to be passed for amending the same, shall be by summary applica tion to the Supreme Court on the Common Law side, and by way of Motion supported by Affidavit; and the said Court shall, if it deem meet, by Rule or Order give such Relief as by the said Section any such competent Court as in the said Act is mentioned hath power to give.

Further extension of VI. In like manner, any party to an Action may, upon his or her summary application to the said Court, the Equitable Juris- obtain, in the cases specified in the hereby extended Enactments of the "Common Law Procedure Act 1852,' diction of the Common or in the said Ordinance No. 6 of 1855, any such Writs of Injunction or other equitable Relief as therein Law side of the Su- expressed: And no such party shall be obliged to have recourse for such relief to the Equity side of the preme Court.

actual said Court by bill or otherwise.

Striking out of Equi- table Defences.

Payment of money into Court no Admis-

:

upon

VII. It shall be lawful for the said Court to order to be struck out of any Pleadings at Law,

such terms as to the said Court shall seem meet, any equitable Plea or equitable Replication which doth not appear to disclose a good Defence upon the Merits either at Law or in Equity.

VIII Payment of Money by a Defendant into Court shall in no case soever be deemed an Admission of sion of cause of Action. any of the causes for which such Action may have been brought.

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Actions of ejectment

Attorney General may lawfully institute and prosecute in his own name an Action of Ejectment

to the Crown any Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments claimed by the Crown and whereof for Crown lands, &c., tin netual possession. l'eties of wilful and corrupt Perjury shall be incurred by any person who shall falsely ith or without oath falsely affirm or state, any matter of Evidence under this or any other

may be brought by the Attorney General,

False Testimony.

Court of Error and

il a Court of Error and Appeal shall be constituted in this Colony, so much of Schedule A to range as relates thereto may be so far as practicable taken advantage of by appeal to Her Majesty Appeal,

JOHN BOWRING.

Fed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 17th Day of March, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro, Clerk of Councils.

SCHEDULE A (ACTS OF PARLIAMENT) TO WHICH THis Ordinance refers.

part

DHURST, sul.

ta: læt & 67.

Tille or subject matter of Ack. Proceedings in Mandamus,

in Chief c Plenipote the Lega

ch, 1836*

m, with a A desirable

ed and or

f, as follow XLIII.

to Civil: 354, or i

ngs or to:

Forming pa -liament t - Orders ve Authority Ordinanc edules res -s thereb ereof, and s tively des - of the

▪rding to t

-he same

Deposition = therein - Declaration

l thence

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#4 10 Viet & 76.

1. c. 30. Ves, c. 83. AFA at c. 36. * c. 30.

* 3 **t & 123,

ar & 19 Värt. c. 67.

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The whole Act.

How much of the Act is hereby extended to this Colony,

The following Sections of the Act, viz:-The Sections numbered consecutively from II to XXII, both inclusive: Section XXIII (except those words in the said Section providing it purport to be signed by such Consul General, Vice-Consul, or Consular "Agent, upon proof of the official Character and Signature of the person appearing to "have signed the same.") The Sections numbered consecutively from XXIV to LXX, The Common Low Procedure Act, 1852. both inclusive (except the exception in Section LXX contained.) The Sections num-

Aggravated Assaults.

The Evidence Amendment Act, 1853. Steret Bills of Sule.

Úsury and Annuities' Laws Repeal.

bered consecutively from LXX to CVI, both inclusive; from CXIII to CXX, both in- clusive; from CXXIII to CXXVII, both inclusive, and from CXLVI to CCXXVI, both inclusive. And also Schedules A, & B, referred to in the said Act, and thereto Lannexed.

The whole Act, except Section X.

The whole of the Act, except Section VI.

The whole of the Act, except Section VIII.

The whole of the Act, and the Schedule thereto annexed, and therein referred to. The following Sections of the Act, viz:-Sections XXXII, XXXIV, XXXV, The Common Law Procedure Act,1854 { XLIII, XLV, LXXV, LXXVI, LXXVII, XC, XCI, XCVI, XCVII, XCVIII,

and CVI.

The Sections of the Act numbered consecutively from I to VII, both inclusive (except so far as Section VII may operate to incorporate therewith such portions of “the Summary Procedure on Bills of Exchange. Common Law Procedure Act, 1852,” and “the Common Law Procedure Act, 1854," as are not extended to Hongkong; or such of the Rules made under the said Acts respectively as are not specified in Schedule B to this Ordinance annexed.)

SCHEDULE B. (Rules and Orders) TO WHICH THIS Ordinance refers.

dia ( hud ✔ Be Jules or Orders.

Subject Matter of the Rules or Orders.

Korterales---Hilary

Geserales-Hilary

antary - Michael- kotan, 1834.

How much of the Rules or Orders are hereby cxtended to this Colony,

The Rules or Orders numbered consecutively from II to VIII, both inclusive; and from X to XLII, both inclusive: Rule XLVIII; The Rules numbered consecutively Practice of the Common Law Courts of from L to LXXIII, both inclusive, from LXXVII to XCIV, both inclusive; from Westminster

Pleadings in the Common Law Courts of Westminster.

Practice in the Common Law Courts of

Westminster.

XCVT to CXLII, both inclusive; from: CXLVI to CLXIV, both inclusive; from CLXVI to CLXXII, both inclusive; CLXXIV and CLXXVI; And also the "Forms of Proceedings," or Schedule of Forms therein referred to, and thereunto annexed.

The whole of the said Rules or Orders.

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The whole of the said Rules; and also so much of the "Forms of Proceedings" and "Schedule" therein referred to and thereunto annexed, as were not extended to this Colony by the Ordinance, 19 Vict: No. 6 of 1855.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIA REGINÆ.

No. 6 of 1856.

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 f Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative of Hongkong.

An Ordinance to extend the Criminal Procedure Ordinance, No. 4 of 1852.

[17th March, 1856.] Whereas it is expedient to extend the operation of Ordinance No. 4 of 1852: Be it enacted and His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, esannet (llowing:

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Title.

Preamble.

* Is_every Information for Robbery, it shall be sufficient to charge that the Defendant did feloniously Abbreviation of forms. the Party injured; and in every Information for an Assault with intent to rob, to charge that the my dad feloniously make an Assault with intent to rob the Party injured; and in every Information for bounding Property with Menaces or by Force with intent to steal the same, to charge that the Defendant aly attempt with Menaces or by Force or with Menaces and Force (as the case may be) to rob Kempnjured.

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tall Informations for Burglary, stealing in a Dwelling House, or breaking and entering and stealing The term Dwelling Warehouse, or Counting House, or a Building within the Curtilage of a Dwelling House, it shall House, &c., shall be a t to describe the place wherein the offence is charged to have been committed as a Dwelling sufficient description Men Warehouse, Counting House, or Building within a Curtilage (as the case may be), without in cases of Burglary, ng the Occupant or Owner thereof.

&c.

upon any Trial for either of the said Offences enumerated, in the Section next immediately Persons charged with ng the Facts proved in evidence shall authorise a conviction for some other or others of the said Burglary, &c., may be And not the offence wherewith the Defendant is charged, the Jury shall return against him a convicted of House- *Guilty of the said other offence or offences, and thereupon he shall be punished as if he had been breaking, &c.

dan Information charging him with such offence or offences; and he shall not be afterwards

seed for the offence whereof he is so found guilty.

ers and Abettors may be charged in any Information for Felony as Principals in the first degree, Aiders and Abettors ate the punishment of such Aiders or Abettors as appointed by law is different from the punishment may be charged as

painted for Principals; but no Aider or Abetter shall, merely by reason of being convicted upon Principals. charge, be subject to any greater or other punishment than is or shall be by law appointed.

y Information for Felony or Misdemeanor, persons charged as Principals shall, if the Facts Persons charged as dence at their trial amount to Proof that they were Accessories before or after the fact to such Principals may be con- ♬ Mademeanor, but not Principals therein, be convicted as Accessories accordingly, and shall there- victed as Accessories.

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Actions of ejectment

Attorney General may lawfully institute and prosecute in his own name an Action of Ejectment

to the Crown any Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments claimed by the Crown and whereof for Crown lands, &c., tin netual possession. l'eties of wilful and corrupt Perjury shall be incurred by any person who shall falsely ith or without oath falsely affirm or state, any matter of Evidence under this or any other

may be brought by the Attorney General,

False Testimony.

Court of Error and

il a Court of Error and Appeal shall be constituted in this Colony, so much of Schedule A to range as relates thereto may be so far as practicable taken advantage of by appeal to Her Majesty Appeal,

JOHN BOWRING.

Fed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 17th Day of March, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro, Clerk of Councils.

SCHEDULE A (ACTS OF PARLIAMENT) TO WHICH THis Ordinance refers.

part

DHURST, sul.

ta: læt & 67.

Tille or subject matter of Ack. Proceedings in Mandamus,

in Chief c Plenipote the Lega

ch, 1836*

m, with a A desirable

ed and or

f, as follow XLIII.

to Civil: 354, or i

ngs or to:

Forming pa -liament t - Orders ve Authority Ordinanc edules res -s thereb ereof, and s tively des - of the

▪rding to t

-he same

Deposition = therein - Declaration

l thence

ase

Officer,

aking & i:

shall he

*

hat his or t of an Osit

Chipping mary app -ffidavit: ** Son any ***

e said Coas

e Act I ef as the

side of

, upon ich doth

Admission

i

B

*

#4 10 Viet & 76.

1. c. 30. Ves, c. 83. AFA at c. 36. * c. 30.

* 3 **t & 123,

ar & 19 Värt. c. 67.

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The whole Act.

How much of the Act is hereby extended to this Colony,

The following Sections of the Act, viz:-The Sections numbered consecutively from II to XXII, both inclusive: Section XXIII (except those words in the said Section providing it purport to be signed by such Consul General, Vice-Consul, or Consular "Agent, upon proof of the official Character and Signature of the person appearing to "have signed the same.") The Sections numbered consecutively from XXIV to LXX, The Common Low Procedure Act, 1852. both inclusive (except the exception in Section LXX contained.) The Sections num-

Aggravated Assaults.

The Evidence Amendment Act, 1853. Steret Bills of Sule.

Úsury and Annuities' Laws Repeal.

bered consecutively from LXX to CVI, both inclusive; from CXIII to CXX, both in- clusive; from CXXIII to CXXVII, both inclusive, and from CXLVI to CCXXVI, both inclusive. And also Schedules A, & B, referred to in the said Act, and thereto Lannexed.

The whole Act, except Section X.

The whole of the Act, except Section VI.

The whole of the Act, except Section VIII.

The whole of the Act, and the Schedule thereto annexed, and therein referred to. The following Sections of the Act, viz:-Sections XXXII, XXXIV, XXXV, The Common Law Procedure Act,1854 { XLIII, XLV, LXXV, LXXVI, LXXVII, XC, XCI, XCVI, XCVII, XCVIII,

and CVI.

The Sections of the Act numbered consecutively from I to VII, both inclusive (except so far as Section VII may operate to incorporate therewith such portions of “the Summary Procedure on Bills of Exchange. Common Law Procedure Act, 1852,” and “the Common Law Procedure Act, 1854," as are not extended to Hongkong; or such of the Rules made under the said Acts respectively as are not specified in Schedule B to this Ordinance annexed.)

SCHEDULE B. (Rules and Orders) TO WHICH THIS Ordinance refers.

dia ( hud ✔ Be Jules or Orders.

Subject Matter of the Rules or Orders.

Korterales---Hilary

Geserales-Hilary

antary - Michael- kotan, 1834.

How much of the Rules or Orders are hereby cxtended to this Colony,

The Rules or Orders numbered consecutively from II to VIII, both inclusive; and from X to XLII, both inclusive: Rule XLVIII; The Rules numbered consecutively Practice of the Common Law Courts of from L to LXXIII, both inclusive, from LXXVII to XCIV, both inclusive; from Westminster

Pleadings in the Common Law Courts of Westminster.

Practice in the Common Law Courts of

Westminster.

XCVT to CXLII, both inclusive; from: CXLVI to CLXIV, both inclusive; from CLXVI to CLXXII, both inclusive; CLXXIV and CLXXVI; And also the "Forms of Proceedings," or Schedule of Forms therein referred to, and thereunto annexed.

The whole of the said Rules or Orders.

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The whole of the said Rules; and also so much of the "Forms of Proceedings" and "Schedule" therein referred to and thereunto annexed, as were not extended to this Colony by the Ordinance, 19 Vict: No. 6 of 1855.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIA REGINÆ.

No. 6 of 1856.

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 f Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative of Hongkong.

An Ordinance to extend the Criminal Procedure Ordinance, No. 4 of 1852.

[17th March, 1856.] Whereas it is expedient to extend the operation of Ordinance No. 4 of 1852: Be it enacted and His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, esannet (llowing:

-

Title.

Preamble.

* Is_every Information for Robbery, it shall be sufficient to charge that the Defendant did feloniously Abbreviation of forms. the Party injured; and in every Information for an Assault with intent to rob, to charge that the my dad feloniously make an Assault with intent to rob the Party injured; and in every Information for bounding Property with Menaces or by Force with intent to steal the same, to charge that the Defendant aly attempt with Menaces or by Force or with Menaces and Force (as the case may be) to rob Kempnjured.

*

اور

*

tall Informations for Burglary, stealing in a Dwelling House, or breaking and entering and stealing The term Dwelling Warehouse, or Counting House, or a Building within the Curtilage of a Dwelling House, it shall House, &c., shall be a t to describe the place wherein the offence is charged to have been committed as a Dwelling sufficient description Men Warehouse, Counting House, or Building within a Curtilage (as the case may be), without in cases of Burglary, ng the Occupant or Owner thereof.

&c.

upon any Trial for either of the said Offences enumerated, in the Section next immediately Persons charged with ng the Facts proved in evidence shall authorise a conviction for some other or others of the said Burglary, &c., may be And not the offence wherewith the Defendant is charged, the Jury shall return against him a convicted of House- *Guilty of the said other offence or offences, and thereupon he shall be punished as if he had been breaking, &c.

dan Information charging him with such offence or offences; and he shall not be afterwards

seed for the offence whereof he is so found guilty.

ers and Abettors may be charged in any Information for Felony as Principals in the first degree, Aiders and Abettors ate the punishment of such Aiders or Abettors as appointed by law is different from the punishment may be charged as

painted for Principals; but no Aider or Abetter shall, merely by reason of being convicted upon Principals. charge, be subject to any greater or other punishment than is or shall be by law appointed.

y Information for Felony or Misdemeanor, persons charged as Principals shall, if the Facts Persons charged as dence at their trial amount to Proof that they were Accessories before or after the fact to such Principals may be con- ♬ Mademeanor, but not Principals therein, be convicted as Accessories accordingly, and shall there- victed as Accessories.

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upon be punished as if convicted on an Information charging them with being such Accessories, and shall not be subject to any greater or other punishment in that behalf; and they shall not be afterwards prosecuted in respect thereof.

VI. Defendants may be charged with different Felonies and Misdemeanors, or with different Felonies or Misdemeanors in the same Information where the person thereby injured is one and the same person, or where the several offences so charged constitute or relate to one and the same transaction.

VII. In an Information for a Felony or Misdemeanor committed on the High Seas or in Foreign parts, offences on the high the allegation that the party injured was at the time of the offence charged in the peace of the Queen shall seas, &c., how alleged. be a sufficient allegation of the jurisdiction of the Court to hear and determine it.

I'risoners' stato- ments ou oath.

Limitation of the

VIII. A Written Statement purporting to have been made upon Oath by a person under examination upon a Criminal Charge may be received in evidence against such person, if proof be given that it was in fact made by him not upon oath.

IX. No Promise or Threat shall operate to exclude a defendant's Confession from being received in rule excluding con- evidence against such defendant upon his trial for Felony or Misdemeanor, unless such promise or threat fessions under induce shall have been made or held out to such defendant by one having some authority over him in connection ment.

Extension of the 13 with or relation to the prosecution of such offence.

& 14 Vict. c. 21, to this X. The Act of Parliament passed in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter Colony and to Ordin- Twenty One, for shortening the language used in Acts of Parliament, is hereby for all purposes extended to ances of the Legisla- this Colony; and the rules of construction by the said Act provided shall extend and apply to all Acts of Parliament, and Ordinances of the Legislative Council of this Colony, now in force or hereafter to come in force within the same.

tive Council.

Title.

Preamble.

Acts of Parliament

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 17th Day of March, 1856.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

HONGKONG.

JOHN BOWRING.

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. 7 of 1856.

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 extend to this Colony certain Enactments and General Orders for reforming Procedure in the High Court of Chancery and the Offices thereof.

Whereas it is desirable that sundry important Reforms in the Administration of Equity Proceedings be

[17th March, 1856.] adopted in this Colony: Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

I. Subject to the Provisions hereinafter contained, the several Enactments of the Imperial Parliament and Orders in Chan- specified in Schedule 4 to this Ordinance annexed, and also the several Orders of the High Court of cery extended to Hong- Chancery of Great Britain specified in Schedule B to this Ordinance also annexed, shall (to the extent in kong.

the said two Schedules respectively defined, but not otherwise) extend to and come into force and effect within this Colony from the time of the passing of this present Ordinance.

To be construed with II. This Ordinance and the Ordinance No. 5 of 1856, entitled “An Ordinance for the Amendment the Ordinance No. 5 of of Procedure in Civil and Criminal Cases," shall be so read and construed together as shall best conduce to the particular effect of each Ordinance and of the Provisions thereby respectively extended to this. Colony.

1856.

The Seal of the

III. For the purposes of this Ordinance, the words "Great Seal" in the said Enactments and Orders, Court, its Judges, and respectively so extended to this Colony, shall be interpreted to include the Seal of the Supreme Court of its Officers, to be with- this Colony, and all the Provisions thereof which respect the Lord Chancellor, or the Court of Chancery, or in the meaning of the any Superior Court of Equity, or any Judge in England, shall be interpreted to include the said Supreme extended Provisions. Court in Equity and the Judges thereof, and every Officer (howsoever designated) of the said Supreme-

Court, or Judge thereof having or exercising functions of the like kind or analagous to the functions of any Officers (howsoever designated) of the said Lord Chancellor, Court of Chancery, Superior Courts of Equity, or Judges in England, shall be deemed to be within the meaning of any of the Provisions of such Enact-

Rules for the Inter- ments or Orders respecting such last mentioned Officers.

pretation of the exten- ded Enactments and Rules shall be observed within the same. Orders.

IV. In the interpretation of the Enactments and Orders hereby extended to this Colony, the following

1. Enactments and Orders are of equal authority.

2. Subsequent En- actments or Orders to abrogate preceding, ones, in case of appa- rent repugnance.

3. Except in the case of Enactments, &c., relating to Mas- ters in Ordinary or Lunacy.

4. Provisions respect- ing printed or stamped proceedings to apply to written and unstam- ped proceedings.

Supreme Court to make Rules &c.

1. The authority and force of an Order are equal to the authority and force of an Enactment. 2. Except in the cases specified in Division 3 of this Section, every Enactment or Order which shall appear to be wholly or partially repugnant to or inconsistent with some previous Enactment or Order, shall be deemed to have abrogated the same pro tanto.

3. Every Enactment or Order for regulating the performance of the Powers or Duties of a Master in Ordinary or of a Master in Lunacy passed or promulgated subsequently to the passing of the Act of Parliament of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth years of the present Queen, chapter Eighty, and the promulgation of the General Orders for giving effect to the same, shall be so construed as to enable a Judge in Court or in Chambers to exercise and perform the said Powers and Duties within this Colony as nearly as circumstances will permit in the stead of any such Masters respectively.

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4. All Provisions contained in any Enactment or Order respecting the Printing of Bills and Claims, or Portions of Bills and Claims, or respecting the Stamping or Affixing of Stamps on Vellum, Parchment, or Paper to be used in Proceedings in Chancery, are abrogated, and all Provisions con- tained in any Enactment or Order respecting the filing Copying Service, or effect of any printed or partially printed Bill or Claim, or any proceedings, Written, Printed, or Engrossed on Stamped Vellum, Parchment, or Paper, shiali be respectively interpreted to apply to Bills or Claims in Writing. or to Proceedings Written on Unstamped Vellum, Parchment, or Paper, as the case may be. V. The Supreme Court is authorised to make and issue such Rules or Orders for giving effect to this. Ordinance as may be found meet.

JOHN BOWRING.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 17th Day of March, 1856.

L. DALMADA E. CASTRO,

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Clerk of Councils.

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upon be punished as if convicted on an Information charging them with being such Accessories, and shall not be subject to any greater or other punishment in that behalf; and they shall not be afterwards prosecuted in respect thereof.

VI. Defendants may be charged with different Felonies and Misdemeanors, or with different Felonies or Misdemeanors in the same Information where the person thereby injured is one and the same person, or where the several offences so charged constitute or relate to one and the same transaction.

VII. In an Information for a Felony or Misdemeanor committed on the High Seas or in Foreign parts, offences on the high the allegation that the party injured was at the time of the offence charged in the peace of the Queen shall seas, &c., how alleged. be a sufficient allegation of the jurisdiction