Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1858

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 3D JULY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

 

VOL. IV. No. 163.

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.

ERRATUM.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

In the Date of Notification No. 26, in Gazette No. 162-for "June 20th," read "Juné 25th."

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 18 of 1858.

SATURDAY, 26th JUNE, 1858.

PRESENT:

ALL THE MEMBERS, EXCEPT Mr Jardine.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

The Honourable The Lieutenant-Governor took the Chair, in pursuance of a written request from His Excellency

The Governor, who was unable to preside at this Meeting on account of illness.

Messrs Parsons, Stace, and Hazeland, attended the Council on behalf of the "Hongkong Law Society," Mr Parsons

acting as their spokesman.

The Minutes of the last Council were read and approved.

The Ordinance "for Practitioners in Law" was brought forward for the second reading.-

And, pursuant to motion of the Chief Justice at the last Meeting, the Council proceeded to hear the Evidence of

the "Hongkong Law Society" in support of their Petition.

In the course of Mr. Parsons' address to the Council,-

The Honourable The Lieutenant-Governor, suffering from indisposition, expressed his wish to vacate the Chair, and put the Question,That a Committee of the Council, consisting of all the Members, with the exception of the President, be appointed to continue the hearing of the Petitioners.

Council divided.

Question carried.

MR DENT.

Ayes (7).

MR LYALL.

CHIEF MAGISTRATE.

SURVEYOR GENERAL.

COLONIAL TReasurer.

ATTORNEY GENERAL.

ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.

Noes (1.)

CHIEF JUSTICE.

The Lieutenant-Governor put the question,-That this Council do now adjourn to Tuesday, the 6th July, at 12

o'clock.

festion put and passed.

The Council adjourned.

By Order of His Excellency The Governor,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

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Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 3D JULY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 163.

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.

ERRATUM.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

In the Date of Notification No. 26, in Gazette No. 162-for "June 20th," read "Juné 25th."

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 18 of 1858.

SATURDAY, 26th JUNE, 1858.

PRESENT:

ALL THE MEMBERS, EXCEPT Mr Jardine.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

The Honourable The Lieutenant-Governor took the Chair, in pursuance of a written request from His Excellency

The Governor, who was unable to preside at this Meeting on account of illness.

Messrs Parsons, Stace, and Hazeland, attended the Council on behalf of the "Hongkong Law Society," Mr Parsons

acting as their spokesman.

The Minutes of the last Council were read and approved.

The Ordinance "for Practitioners in Law" was brought forward for the second reading.-

And, pursuant to motion of the Chief Justice at the last Meeting, the Council proceeded to hear the Evidence of

the "Hongkong Law Society" in support of their Petition.

In the course of Mr. Parsons' address to the Council,-

The Honourable The Lieutenant-Governor, suffering from indisposition, expressed his wish to vacate the Chair, and put the Question,That a Committee of the Council, consisting of all the Members, with the exception of the President, be appointed to continue the hearing of the Petitioners.

Council divided.

Question carried.

MR DENT.

Ayes (7).

MR LYALL.

CHIEF MAGISTRATE.

SURVEYOR GENERAL.

COLONIAL TReasurer.

ATTORNEY GENERAL.

ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.

Noes (1.)

CHIEF JUSTICE.

The Lieutenant-Governor put the question,-That this Council do now adjourn to Tuesday, the 6th July, at 12

o'clock.

festion put and passed.

The Council adjourned.

By Order of His Excellency The Governor,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

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[JULY 3, 1858.

MINUTE OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, APPOINTED THIS DAY,

Saturday, 26th June, 1858.

The Committee met, as appointed, to continue the hearing of the Petitioners, and the Honourable the Chief Justice

vas voted into the Chair.

At the conclusion of Mr Parsons' speech, it was unanimously resolved that this Committee do report progress to

The Council, and the Committee broke up.

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

No. 58.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that Her Most Gracious Majesty has been pleased to approve and confirm the appoint- ment of the Honourable JOHN DENT, Esquire, to a Seat in the Legislative Council of this Colony.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th June, 1858.

No. 59.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that His Excellency The Governor in Council has been pleased to establish, and declare open, for Public use, the undermentioned Markets:-

CENTRAL MARKET.

EASTERN MARKET.

WESTERN MARKET.

WANCHI MARKET.

TAIPINGSHAN MARKET.

SOOKUNPOO MARKET.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES.

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1858.

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No. 27.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Her Majesty's Acting Consul for Canton has communicated to His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., Copy of a Chinese Proclamation, issued by the Allied Military and Naval Authorities at Canton, of which the following is a translation, and which is published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th June, 1858.

G. W. CAINE.

PROCLAMATION ISSUED BY HIS EXCELLENCY GENERAL STRAUBENZEE, AND IN THE NAME OF THEIR EXCELLENCIES ADMIRALS SEYMOUR AND GENOUILLY. (Re-translated from the Chinese.)

WHEREAS certain Braves have, under prospect of rewards, been committing the most atrocious murders, and those of the Gentry who love disturbances have been everywhere posting up notices of an extravagant and wicked nature, all highly detrimental to the public peace: It is hereby notified that, on and after the 28th instant, no Junk, Passage, or other Boat, shall be permitted to pass to and fro upon that portion of the Canton River, lying between Ta-sha- tow (Kuper's Island[?]) on the East and Pih-ngo-tan (entrance of the Macao passage[?]) on the West, nor shall any [Chinese] Vessel, great or small, be allowed to remain upon the River between the neighbourhood of Fatee and that of the Western Suburb.

[Her Majesty's] Ships-of war cruising in the River, have received orders to open fire at once upon any Vessel whatsoever, which, on or after the above date, shall be found within the limits aforesaid.

Say not that you have not been forewarned, and do not disobey this special Proclamation.

Dated 26th June, 1858.

True Copy,

H. F. HANCE.

Translated by,

(Signed,)

J. MONGAN, Assistant Chinese Secretary.

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The Hongkong Government Gazettę.

[JULY 3, 1858.

MINUTE OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, APPOINTED THIS DAY,

Saturday, 26th June, 1858.

The Committee met, as appointed, to continue the hearing of the Petitioners, and the Honourable the Chief Justice

vas voted into the Chair.

At the conclusion of Mr Parsons' speech, it was unanimously resolved that this Committee do report progress to

The Council, and the Committee broke up.

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

No. 58.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that Her Most Gracious Majesty has been pleased to approve and confirm the appoint- ment of the Honourable JOHN DENT, Esquire, to a Seat in the Legislative Council of this Colony.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th June, 1858.

No. 59.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that His Excellency The Governor in Council has been pleased to establish, and declare open, for Public use, the undermentioned Markets:-

CENTRAL MARKET.

EASTERN MARKET.

WESTERN MARKET.

WANCHI MARKET.

TAIPINGSHAN MARKET.

SOOKUNPOO MARKET.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES.

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1858.

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No. 27.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Her Majesty's Acting Consul for Canton has communicated to His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., Copy of a Chinese Proclamation, issued by the Allied Military and Naval Authorities at Canton, of which the following is a translation, and which is published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th June, 1858.

G. W. CAINE.

PROCLAMATION ISSUED BY HIS EXCELLENCY GENERAL STRAUBENZEE, AND IN THE NAME OF THEIR EXCELLENCIES ADMIRALS SEYMOUR AND GENOUILLY. (Re-translated from the Chinese.)

WHEREAS certain Braves have, under prospect of rewards, been committing the most atrocious murders, and those of the Gentry who love disturbances have been everywhere posting up notices of an extravagant and wicked nature, all highly detrimental to the public peace: It is hereby notified that, on and after the 28th instant, no Junk, Passage, or other Boat, shall be permitted to pass to and fro upon that portion of the Canton River, lying between Ta-sha- tow (Kuper's Island[?]) on the East and Pih-ngo-tan (entrance of the Macao passage[?]) on the West, nor shall any [Chinese] Vessel, great or small, be allowed to remain upon the River between the neighbourhood of Fatee and that of the Western Suburb.

[Her Majesty's] Ships-of war cruising in the River, have received orders to open fire at once upon any Vessel whatsoever, which, on or after the above date, shall be found within the limits aforesaid.

Say not that you have not been forewarned, and do not disobey this special Proclamation.

Dated 26th June, 1858.

True Copy,

H. F. HANCE.

Translated by,

(Signed,)

J. MONGAN, Assistant Chinese Secretary.

Jer 3, 1858.]

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent British Trade in China, &c., &c., has directed the following Circular, issued by Her Majesty's Acting Consul at ton, to be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 3d July, 1858.

CIRCULAR.

G. W. CAINE.

The Senior Naval Officer has been good enough to communicate to the undersigned, the substance of a Communication received from the Commissioner Hwang this morning, in which, so far from disapproving of the proceedings of the Braves, he declines to interfere to them, and urges the evacuation of the City. He affects throughout entire ignorance of the existence of Negotiations to the North- and its general tone gives no room to expect anything but the most determined hostility.

The Community are probably as well informed as the undersigned of daily rumours and occurrences, and as competent to judge of the alities of a general attack on the City. Keeping this in view, the undersigned advises no longer to delay any necessary preparations for a departure which may be required, it being evident that the Allied Forces in the occupation of the City and River cannot well be con- d otherwise than in a state of War with the Provincial Government.

(Signed)

[L.S.]

CHARLES A. WINCHESTER,

II. M's Acting Consul.

Dish Consulate, Canton, 1st July, 1858.

True Copy,

H. F. HANCE.

NOTICE.

THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Betzeen

AURELIUS HOLMES, Plaintiff,

and

WILLIAM MANUEL ROBINET and TORIBIO LAMBARRI, Defendants. HEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named LIUS HOLMES, against the above named AAM MANUEL ROBINET and TORIBIO ARRI, to recover the sum of $4,600 due on faccount stated between them; and it being that the said WILLIAM MANUEL ROBINET ATHO LAMBARRI do not reside within this its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attach-

ta been issued, returnable on the 24th day of

t, wherein FRANCISCO SALVADOR

Z of Victoria. Hongkong. aforesaid. Mer

Notice is hereby given tuereol,

Garnishee:

if at any time before final judgment in this

e said WILLIAM MANUEL ROBINET and

LAMBARRI, or any Person on their behalf,

ethe Security and Notice, and file the Appear- Pea required by the Ordinance of this Island

* 1955, intituled, “An Ordinance to provide end regulate Process in Actions at Law, against absent from the Colony," the said Attachment be dissolved.

Quad this 3d day of July, A.D. 1858.

COOPER TURNER & HAZELAND, Plaintiff's Attornies,- Victoria, Hongkong.

PUBLIC SALE

OF

*ALUBALE HOUSEHOLD PROPERTY,

in Queen's Road.

ANE, CRAWFORD & Co. have been instructed ell by PUBLIC AUCTION, ON SATURDAY, st August next, at Noon,-

Those FIFTEEN HOUSES, situated in Head West, adjoining Messrs Gibb, Living- CGodowns, at present occupied as Taverns eShops, and let on a Lease, which expires ruber 1860, for $2,160 per Annum.

Large and Commodious BUNGALOW, Street, immediately behind the above i ases, with Coach-House, Stable, &c., at et at $60 per Month.

Are Lots are erected on INLAND LOTS 4, and if bought by two different persons, it derstood that the whole Property is to be ered in the Land-Office to the name of the Pur- the Fifeen Houses, who is to grant a lease, Hent or other charge except GROUND-Rent years to the Purchaser of the Bungalow. Rent on the whole is £48.7.5, Two- which to be chargeable to the 15 Houses, mining One-third to the Bungalow. ***K OF SALE.-One-third of the Purchase- table paid on the full of the Hammer, and the the completion of the Transfer, the Ex- (which to be paid by the Purchasers. s' Road, 3d July, 1858.

NOTICE.

F. the undersigned, have this day commenced siness at this Port, as Ship-chandlers, *rer, and Commission Agents, under the Title ASCOT, DEVINE & Co,

Hampaa, 7th April, 1858.

H. E. TALBOT. W. H. DEVINE.

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MICHEL GROVE, VICTORIA, HONGKONG.

THE undersignedrarily, 8onsequent on ill-health,) THE undersigned being about to leave this requests all Persons having Claims upon him, to send them in for liquidation forthwith.

G. DUDDELL.

Hongkong, 31 July, 1858.

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NOTICE.

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H. H. EDWARDS.

Colony.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at

WBANGKOK, STAM, under the management of

MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co.

Singapore, 17th May, 1858,

NOTICE.

MR GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au-

from this date.

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POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

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JAMES PURDON & Co.

Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

NOTICE.

the undersigned, have admitted MR F. IN- NES HAZELAND a Partner in my busi-

THE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer ness,

"PEKIN," will close on SUNDAY, the | Public. 4th July next, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up

on the following morning. LETTERS received from

9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d.; and from

11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the

hours of 1 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong, 28th June, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL,

Acting Post-Master.

Steam for

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSular & OriENTAL STEAM NAVIGA-

THE

TION COMPANY'S Steam-ship "PEKIN," Captain G. C. BURNE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on MONDAY, the 5th July, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 p.m.

on the 3d; also, SPECIE and PARCELS until 5 on 3d July.

of Attorney, Solicitor, Proctor, and Notary

G. COOPER TURNER.

Hongkong, 15th March, 1858.

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In the Estate of the late ROBERT CALVER

CRAWFORD, MASTER MARINER, deceased.

OTICE. All Persons having Claims against

Nthe above Estate, will please send in par-

ticulars of the same, before the 31st July, 1858; and all Parties indebted thereto, are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned.

FRED. HOWE HALE, H.B.M.'s Officiating Consul, Administrator. British Consulate, Foochow, 15th May, 1858.

FOR SALE,

At the China Mail" Office,

LIST OF MERCAN-

P.M. On the dare regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, BLANK CIRCULARS, with the Chinese.

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 on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 25th June, 1858.

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SHIPPING ARTICLES, and the newest form of ORDERS, COMPRADOR'S CHECK BOOKS, SHIP'S BILL OF SALE.

Also, SAILING DIRECTIONS (printed in Pamphlet form) for the RIVERS YANG-TSZE-KEANG and

MIN.

Hongkong, 4th March, 1853.

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 Lino, Twenty Cents-One half of these charges for cach Repetition.

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Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 10TH JULY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 164.

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. 60.

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 Honourable The Lord Stanley, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and con- firming the following Ordinance, namely:-

Nq. 13 of 1856, entitled-

“An Ordinance for the Admission of Candidates to the Rolls of Practitioners in the

Supreme Court, and for the Taxation of Costs:"-

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. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 8th Day of July, 1858.

No. 61.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Notice respecting the new Lighthouse on the Inner South Head, at the entrance of Port Jackson, together with Sailing Directions for the Harbour, are published for the information of Ship-masters.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th July, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

NEW LIGHTHOUSE ON THE INNER SOUTH HEAD, AT THE ENTRANCE OF PORT JACKSON. Notice is hereby given, that on and after the 1st day of June, 1858, a bright, white, fixed Catoptric Light, will be exhibited between sunset and sunrise, from the Lighthouse recently erected on the Inner South Head, at the entrance of Port Jackson.

The Lighthouse stands on the edge of the cliff forming the Inner South Head, at an elevation of 60 feet above the sea level. It consists of a tower 30 feet in height, which is painted in vertical stripes of red and white.

The Light is of the first order, and will be visible within the arc of its range from an 18 feet elevation, at a distance of 15 miles.

On and after the same date, a fixed red Harbour Light will be exhibited from the Tower on Fort Denison, formerly known as “Pinchgut Island."

The following Sailing Directions are also published for general information, copies of which, in a pamphlet, together with a Coast Chart, thewing the Soundings within the range of the Lights, may be obtained at the Harbour Master's Office.

By order of the Board,

Steam Navigation and Pilot Board Office, Sydney, 6th May, 1858.

H. H. BROWNE,—Chairman. JOHN CROOK,-Harbour Master. W. J. WILSHIRE,-Secretary.

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THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 10TH JULY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 164.

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. 60.

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 Honourable The Lord Stanley, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and con- firming the following Ordinance, namely:-

Nq. 13 of 1856, entitled-

“An Ordinance for the Admission of Candidates to the Rolls of Practitioners in the

Supreme Court, and for the Taxation of Costs:"-

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. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 8th Day of July, 1858.

No. 61.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Notice respecting the new Lighthouse on the Inner South Head, at the entrance of Port Jackson, together with Sailing Directions for the Harbour, are published for the information of Ship-masters.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th July, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

NEW LIGHTHOUSE ON THE INNER SOUTH HEAD, AT THE ENTRANCE OF PORT JACKSON. Notice is hereby given, that on and after the 1st day of June, 1858, a bright, white, fixed Catoptric Light, will be exhibited between sunset and sunrise, from the Lighthouse recently erected on the Inner South Head, at the entrance of Port Jackson.

The Lighthouse stands on the edge of the cliff forming the Inner South Head, at an elevation of 60 feet above the sea level. It consists of a tower 30 feet in height, which is painted in vertical stripes of red and white.

The Light is of the first order, and will be visible within the arc of its range from an 18 feet elevation, at a distance of 15 miles.

On and after the same date, a fixed red Harbour Light will be exhibited from the Tower on Fort Denison, formerly known as “Pinchgut Island."

The following Sailing Directions are also published for general information, copies of which, in a pamphlet, together with a Coast Chart, thewing the Soundings within the range of the Lights, may be obtained at the Harbour Master's Office.

By order of the Board,

Steam Navigation and Pilot Board Office, Sydney, 6th May, 1858.

H. H. BROWNE,—Chairman. JOHN CROOK,-Harbour Master. W. J. WILSHIRE,-Secretary.

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APPROACH AND ENTRANCE.

[JULY 10, 1858.

Vessels approaching the Harbour having made the High Lighthouse should keep it within bearings from N.W. to S.S.W., which will leave the Low Lighthouse open, and ensure its being seen when within its radius. Care must be taken not to shut the Iligh Lighthouse in with the Cliff's south of it, which it will do if brought to the northward of N.W. by N,, nor close it in with the North Head, which it will do if brought to the south of S. by W. W., the latter bearing being the guide to clear the extremity of Long Reef. The entrance of the Har. bour lies betwixt the Signal Station Cliff and the North Head, the distance between them 12 miles, which contracts betwixt the Inner North Head and the Reef extending from the base of the Low Lighthouse erected on the Inner South Head to of a mile, and is further contracted about 300 yards in the channel between the tail of the reef and the precipitous Middle Head, which bears W.N.W. from it.

WESTERN Channel.

To preserve a weather gauge, ships entering with winds from the southward or eastward should pass as close as possible to the tail of the reef, which extends 450 feet from the base of the Low Lighthouse. On this reef the sea always breaks. With a commanding breeze the breakers may be passed within a cable's length, in 8 fathoms, care being taken not to close the High Lighthouse with the Cliffs north of it (which it does on the bearing of S. by E.) until the Low Lighthouse bears S.W., and the two white Obelisks on the western shore are brought in one, on a bearing of W. S., which course will clear a dangerous 16 feet patch, lying 800 yards west of the Lower Lighthouse, and should be steered until Elizabeth Mansion, an imposing white square building with round dome, closes behind Bradley's Head, bearing S.W. S. A S. W. S. course must then be steered, (carefully keeping Elizabeth Mansion just closed over the low part of Bradley's Head, and leaving the Light Ship at about a cable's length on the port hand) until the High Lighthouse has opened its own breadth north of the red and white chequered obelisk below it, on the bearing of S. E. by E. E., when the ship will have passed the shoal and deepened her water to 9 fathoms, and may safely proceed up the Harbour and choose her anchorage by giving either shore a berth of a couple of cable's length. Beating up the Western Channel the deep water will be found on the western shore, with the exception of a small shoal patch having 18 feet on it, which lies in Obelisk Bight, in a line betwixt George's Head and Middle Head, 500 yards from the former. Avoiding this patch, you may make free with the western shore to within half a cable's length, but in standing over to the opposite eastern side, beware of the 16 feet patch before alluded to as lying West of the Low Lighthouse; to avoid it do not bring the Light Ship to the westward of S. by W. 4 W. Betwixt George's Head and the upper south-western tail of the Sow and Pigs Shoal, the channel is contracted by an 18 fee detached bank to the width of about 350 yards; to clear this the Light Ship must not be brought so far to the westward as to bring her and the obelisk on the North Head in line until the Iligh Lighthouse is open at least its own breadth north of the chequered obelisk below it; when you will be past the shoal and be able to work up with plenty of room in from 9 to 16 fathoms water.

Vessels of lighter draught than 15 feet can pass over these two shoal patches, and the upper portion of the Sow and Pigs Shoal, and stretch right across from shore to shore by not, when passing to the southward of the Light Ship, coming nearer to her than two cable's length. or not before the line from George's Head to the north Obelisk on the eastern shore bearing E. S. is passed, remembering that the deepest water over the Sow and Pigs, 22 feet, is obtained by closing Elizabeth Mansion behind Bradley's Head and keeping the high windmill, which stands on the heights east of the Elizabeth Mansion, a sail's breadth open of the Head.

Having cleared the Sow and Pigs Shoal the navigation up the Harbour is free from obstructions, with the exception of a ledge extending a cable's length from Bradley's Head, and a reef of the same extent off Shark Island, the first island that will be approached. A knoll, which lies 500 yards west of the Bottle and Glass (conspicuous rocks forming the south boundary of Watson's Bay), having 4 fathoms on it cannot, of course, impede a ship which has passed through either of the channels. It is, therefore, only necessary to keep at a cable's length from the shore, and when anchoring to take a berth which will admit of a long scope being veered to southerly squalls.

The following schedule of courses, distances, and soundings, will show at a glance, the nature of the navigation in the Western Channel, commencing from the position where the Lighthouse touches the cliffs north of it, and the two western obelisks are in one.

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Now that Obelisks have been erected as leading marks for the Eastern Channel, it may, in particular cases, be advisable to pass throug it, although on account of its limited width in several parts, and the necessity when entering it from seaward, for suddenly changing the course at right angles, it presents less advantages than the Western Channel. It may, however, be safely navigated by attending to the following in- structions:-

First, as in the case for the Western Channel, to clear the South Reef you must pick up the line of the two western obelisks in one, W. ¦ S., and immediately after passing two cables' length on that course westward of the meridian of the Low Lighthouse two obelisks, at high water level, on the strand of the eastern shore will suddenly unmask, bearing S. E., when they come in one, which they will do very rapidly, haul sharp up for them carefully preserving them in line for the first quarter of a mile, until on your port quarter you observe the North and Inner South Heads locking, when you may edge off and pass the northernmost of the two obelisks at half a cableʼs distance, taking care not to open the obelisk on the slope of the North IIead (after having once closed it with the Inner South Head) until you observe the spire of St James' Church, (the only spire which makes out in Sydney), its breadth open of Bradley's Head S. WW. When the high Lighthouse is seen to the northward of the chequered obelisk you are above the Sow and Pigs Shoal, and may bring up in safe anchorage, or proceed up the Ilarbour, there being no obstructions to the navigation except the Reefs off Bradley's Head and Shark Island, mentioned in the directions for the Western Channel.

ENTERING IN THE NIGHT.

Vessels approaching in the night with southerly or westerly winds, should keep the sea until daylight; but with winds from the northward or eastward, and favorable weather, they may safely enter, observing the following directions:-

The Revolving Light having been inade, it should be kept between the bearings of N.W. and S.S.W.; W., until the lower fixed light appears in sight; this light being brought to bear W. by S., a course should be shaped to pass a cable's length to the northward of the breakers on the reef extending from it, in 9 fathoms water, which depth is found at a distance of about 450 yards from the Lighthouse. After the meridian of the Low Light is passed, and it has been brought to bear to the eastward of south, a W. by S. course may be steered until the Floating Light bears S. by W. W., when a course should be shaped so as to leave the Light Ship a cable's length on the Port hand. After passing the Light Ship the course is S. W. by S., until the Revolving Light bears E.S.E., when you will be above the Sow and Pigs Shoal, and have deepened the water to 10 fatlioms, and by hauling up S.E. for a quarter of a mile will find convenient anchorage in 8 or 9 fathoms, sandy bottom; or may proceed further up the Harbour, taking care to avoid vessels and boats lying in the way.

ANCHORAGES WITHIN THE Heads.

Ships of large tonnage, or drawing more than 18 feet, ought not, with a fresh head wind, to attempt to work through the narrow chan- nels between the Sow and Pigs Shoal and the shore, neither should they anchor to the northward of the Light Ship with the Heads open, but rather bear up for Spring Cove or North Harbour, in which safe anchorage may be found. Spring Cove, where the Quarantine Station is established, is a small Bay (capable of containing four or five moderate-sized ships) on the western side of the promontory forming the North Head of Port Jackson, and lies due north froin the Inner South Head Lighthouse. Vessels seeking shelter in it should bring this Lighthouse to bear S. by E. before the North Head is closed with the Inner North Head about E. S. when they must steer a course about N. by W., passing at a cable's length distance the hummocky point, with a flagstaff upon it, which forms the southern boundary of Spring Cove, when they will be abreast of the anchorage, and may shoot into the Bay until the Inner South Head Lighthouse just touches the hummocky point before mentioned, and anchor in 6 or 7 fathoms, sandy bottom.

If a ship which has run for Spring Cove should find its limited space so filled by vessels as to prevent her taking up a berth, she may proceed on a course about N. by W. until a quarter of a mile to the northward of the north point of Spring Cove, and then anchor in fathoms at a cable's length from the eastern shore of North Harbour. Here a ship will be sheltered from the sea which S. E. winds send into the middle and western portion of this harbour.

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Strangers to the Port may deem it objectionable to run to leeward for a confined anchorage, and those who have not got a Pilot had rstand out again until one can be obtained, unless they feel confident of being able to take in sail smartly and bring up quickly. Between Grotto Point and Middle Head, and due west of North Head, lies Middle Harbour, an arm of the sea extending several miles North West direction. It is open to the eastward, and not navigable for vessels drawing more than 9 feet, a bar of that depth running its mouth. Neither does Hunter's Bay, situated at the entrance to Middle Harbour, afford good anchorage, being open to easterly

and the bottom foul.

TIDES.

The tides in the Harbour of Port Jackson do not run with great velocity, the maximum rate of the ebb being two, and of the flood one half knots. Their course is generally that of mid-channel, except at the entrance, where the ebb tide, running strong near the North leaves a considerable space of slack water to the southward, of which vessels working in can avail by tacking to the southward when- the Floating Light Ship is seen open of the Inner South Head. The times of high water, full, and change, are at the Heads 8h. 15m.,

Sydney, 8h. 30m.; rise and fall 6 feet.

All Bearings herein given are magnetic, and the Soundings those at low water spring tides.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 11 of 1858.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Jay 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 uncil of Hongkong.

An Ordinance for the prevention of Offences touching Securities, Sales, and Deposits.

[6th July, 1858.]

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

I. All Additions to Drafts on Bankers within the meaning of Ordinance No. 3 of 1857, shall be Additions to Cheques feemed to be (by whomsoever and at whatsoever Time the said Additions may be made) part of the on Bankers. Drafts themselves, for the purpose of the payment thereof respectively; and any Cancellation or Erasure

such Additions, and likewise any Alteration thereof (except for the mere purpose of filling up any

anks therein), shall be deemed a Forgery of the said Drafts respectively.

II. A Person obtaining by fraud or false pretence the acceptance of a Bill of Exchange (whether

wn by himself or any other Person) from a Third Party, shall (whether the said Bill so accepted remain ed by fraud or false his hands or not) be deemed to have obtained a valuable Security by fraud, or (as the case may be) false pretence, and Drafts pretence, within the meaning of the Laws in force for the repression of the said Offences; and Persons &c., upon Persons who have stopped payment, adulently obtaining Monies or Chattels upon or by means of a draft Order or Warrant addressed to any &c. Person, Society, Company, or Firm, who, to the knowledge of the Persons so obtaining the said Monies or attels, at the time of obtaining the same, have stopped payment or suspended business, shall be deemed have obtained the said Monies or Chattels by a false pretence, and shall be punishable accordingly.

III. No Person shall act as a Lender of Money to an amount being less than Five Hundred current Dars in any one transaction upon deposit of Goods and Chattels, unless he be then the actual holder Auctioneers' Licenses.

a Pawnbroker's License, or as à Public Salesman, unless he be then the actual holder of an Auctioneer's

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cil.

Pawnbrokers' and

To be granted by

IV. Every such License shall be granted by and at the Discretion of His Excellency in Executive Council, on such Conditions, touching Fees or otherwise, as shall be deemed meet; and the same shall the Governor in Coun-

lure for One Year only, but may be renewed at the like Discretion from Year to Year.

V. No such Lender of Money as aforesaid shall, during the continuance of his said License, carry on *y other Trade or Occupation in his place of business as such Lender.

No Lender to carry on another trade.

Names and business

VI. He shall cause to be painted and kept painted in large and legible English Letters and Chinese Characters, over the Door of his said place of business, his Name at length, and after his Name the of Lenders to be paint-

Pawnbroker (or "Pawnbrokers" if he be the Member of a Fi m of such Lenders.)

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ed.

VII. He shall, whensoever thereunto required by the Superintendent of Police, or any Inspector Inspection of Books, Police, or by any other Member of the Police Force bearing a written Order in that behalf under the &c., by Police. Lord of the said Superintendent, produce for the inspection of the Party so requiring him all or any Goods ed Chattels pledged or deposited with him on loan of Monies, and all Books and Papers relating to the

VIII. Over and above the principal Monies lent upon any Goods or Chattels, pawned or pledged Interest on Loans. th the Lender, he may demand, receive, and take from the Person applying to redeem the said Goods or Chattels, before re-delivering the same to such Person, Interest upon the said principal Monies for the Math, and every fractional Part of a Month, after such rate as shall have been agreed upon at the time of the making of the said Loan ;-which said principal Monies and Interest shall be taken in full satisfaction all Charges for or incident to the Loan to which the same relate; yet so as that the First Month's Interest shall be deemed to be due on the First day of the First Month, unless redemption be applied for within the First three Days thereof.

No further profit to

IX. Every such Loan shall be bona fide made without deduction out of the amount expressed to be West and no Profit or Interest over and above the Rate aforesaid shall be on any pretext received or be made.

demanded.

A General Book to

X Before any Monies shall be advanced on any such Loan as aforesaid, the Lender thereof shall enter ** cause to be entered in a Book, to be by him kept for that purpose, and to be called "The General Book," be kept, and Entries *far, true, and regular Statement of the Nature and Description, and also of the actual Condition, of the made, and numbered.

els or Chattels upon which the said Loan shall be made, and of the exact Amount in Value of the said

, and of the exact rate of interest thereon, and of the Name, Description, and Abode of the Borrower, of the Number (if any) of the Place and the Name (if any) of the Street of such his Abode (dis- ishing him, if the Occupier of his Place of Abode by the Chinese Characters and by the English Lester O, and if only an Innate thereof by the Chinese Characters and by the English Letter I); also of the like particulars (distinguished in like manner) of the Name, Description, and Abode of such

Person (if any) as the said Borrower shall represent to the said Lender to be the true Owner of aid Goods and Chattels; and lastly, of the Day of the English Month and Year upon which the said hall be made: yet so as that, before any of the said Entries shall be made in the said Book, the Lender shall to the best of his ability ascertain from the said Borrower the truth thereof respectively : *d every Loan, the particulars whereof shall have been so entered as aforesaid, shall be numbered in

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Strangers to the Port may deem it objectionable to run to leeward for a confined anchorage, and those who have not got a Pilot had rstand out again until one can be obtained, unless they feel confident of being able to take in sail smartly and bring up quickly. Between Grotto Point and Middle Head, and due west of North Head, lies Middle Harbour, an arm of the sea extending several miles North West direction. It is open to the eastward, and not navigable for vessels drawing more than 9 feet, a bar of that depth running its mouth. Neither does Hunter's Bay, situated at the entrance to Middle Harbour, afford good anchorage, being open to easterly

and the bottom foul.

TIDES.

The tides in the Harbour of Port Jackson do not run with great velocity, the maximum rate of the ebb being two, and of the flood one half knots. Their course is generally that of mid-channel, except at the entrance, where the ebb tide, running strong near the North leaves a considerable space of slack water to the southward, of which vessels working in can avail by tacking to the southward when- the Floating Light Ship is seen open of the Inner South Head. The times of high water, full, and change, are at the Heads 8h. 15m.,

Sydney, 8h. 30m.; rise and fall 6 feet.

All Bearings herein given are magnetic, and the Soundings those at low water spring tides.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 11 of 1858.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Jay 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 uncil of Hongkong.

An Ordinance for the prevention of Offences touching Securities, Sales, and Deposits.

[6th July, 1858.]

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

I. All Additions to Drafts on Bankers within the meaning of Ordinance No. 3 of 1857, shall be Additions to Cheques feemed to be (by whomsoever and at whatsoever Time the said Additions may be made) part of the on Bankers. Drafts themselves, for the purpose of the payment thereof respectively; and any Cancellation or Erasure

such Additions, and likewise any Alteration thereof (except for the mere purpose of filling up any

anks therein), shall be deemed a Forgery of the said Drafts respectively.

II. A Person obtaining by fraud or false pretence the acceptance of a Bill of Exchange (whether

wn by himself or any other Person) from a Third Party, shall (whether the said Bill so accepted remain ed by fraud or false his hands or not) be deemed to have obtained a valuable Security by fraud, or (as the case may be) false pretence, and Drafts pretence, within the meaning of the Laws in force for the repression of the said Offences; and Persons &c., upon Persons who have stopped payment, adulently obtaining Monies or Chattels upon or by means of a draft Order or Warrant addressed to any &c. Person, Society, Company, or Firm, who, to the knowledge of the Persons so obtaining the said Monies or attels, at the time of obtaining the same, have stopped payment or suspended business, shall be deemed have obtained the said Monies or Chattels by a false pretence, and shall be punishable accordingly.

III. No Person shall act as a Lender of Money to an amount being less than Five Hundred current Dars in any one transaction upon deposit of Goods and Chattels, unless he be then the actual holder Auctioneers' Licenses.

a Pawnbroker's License, or as à Public Salesman, unless he be then the actual holder of an Auctioneer's

1. cense.

cil.

Pawnbrokers' and

To be granted by

IV. Every such License shall be granted by and at the Discretion of His Excellency in Executive Council, on such Conditions, touching Fees or otherwise, as shall be deemed meet; and the same shall the Governor in Coun-

lure for One Year only, but may be renewed at the like Discretion from Year to Year.

V. No such Lender of Money as aforesaid shall, during the continuance of his said License, carry on *y other Trade or Occupation in his place of business as such Lender.

No Lender to carry on another trade.

Names and business

VI. He shall cause to be painted and kept painted in large and legible English Letters and Chinese Characters, over the Door of his said place of business, his Name at length, and after his Name the of Lenders to be paint-

Pawnbroker (or "Pawnbrokers" if he be the Member of a Fi m of such Lenders.)

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ed.

VII. He shall, whensoever thereunto required by the Superintendent of Police, or any Inspector Inspection of Books, Police, or by any other Member of the Police Force bearing a written Order in that behalf under the &c., by Police. Lord of the said Superintendent, produce for the inspection of the Party so requiring him all or any Goods ed Chattels pledged or deposited with him on loan of Monies, and all Books and Papers relating to the

VIII. Over and above the principal Monies lent upon any Goods or Chattels, pawned or pledged Interest on Loans. th the Lender, he may demand, receive, and take from the Person applying to redeem the said Goods or Chattels, before re-delivering the same to such Person, Interest upon the said principal Monies for the Math, and every fractional Part of a Month, after such rate as shall have been agreed upon at the time of the making of the said Loan ;-which said principal Monies and Interest shall be taken in full satisfaction all Charges for or incident to the Loan to which the same relate; yet so as that the First Month's Interest shall be deemed to be due on the First day of the First Month, unless redemption be applied for within the First three Days thereof.

No further profit to

IX. Every such Loan shall be bona fide made without deduction out of the amount expressed to be West and no Profit or Interest over and above the Rate aforesaid shall be on any pretext received or be made.

demanded.

A General Book to

X Before any Monies shall be advanced on any such Loan as aforesaid, the Lender thereof shall enter ** cause to be entered in a Book, to be by him kept for that purpose, and to be called "The General Book," be kept, and Entries *far, true, and regular Statement of the Nature and Description, and also of the actual Condition, of the made, and numbered.

els or Chattels upon which the said Loan shall be made, and of the exact Amount in Value of the said

, and of the exact rate of interest thereon, and of the Name, Description, and Abode of the Borrower, of the Number (if any) of the Place and the Name (if any) of the Street of such his Abode (dis- ishing him, if the Occupier of his Place of Abode by the Chinese Characters and by the English Lester O, and if only an Innate thereof by the Chinese Characters and by the English Letter I); also of the like particulars (distinguished in like manner) of the Name, Description, and Abode of such

Person (if any) as the said Borrower shall represent to the said Lender to be the true Owner of aid Goods and Chattels; and lastly, of the Day of the English Month and Year upon which the said hall be made: yet so as that, before any of the said Entries shall be made in the said Book, the Lender shall to the best of his ability ascertain from the said Borrower the truth thereof respectively : *d every Loan, the particulars whereof shall have been so entered as aforesaid, shall be numbered in

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the said Book from Number One progressively to the end of the Month as they are received in Pawn; ca gratiâ, the first Pledge that is received in Pawn after the commencement of this Ordinance sli numbered One, the second Two, and so on progressively until the end of the now instant Mo July; and the first Pledge that is received in Pawn in the Month of August next, shall be in like numbered One, and the second Two, and so on progressively until the end of that Month: An like Regulation shall be observed in every succeeding Month for ever after. A Supplemental XI. If any of the said Goods and Chattels shall consist of Articles, not of Chinese manufacture, Book to ke kept for not especially adapted for Chinese use, the said Lender shall, immediately before or immediately: entering such particulars as aforesaid in the said General Book, make a second and separate Entry o same tenor in another Book, to be kept by him for that purpose, and to be called "The Supplemental B..

XII. Together with the full Amount of the said principal Monies, the Lender shall at the tin vered by the Lender making any such Loan as aforesaid deliver to the Borrower a Ticket, containing a fair, legible, and true Ext to the Borrower

of the Number of the Entry of the said Loan in the said Book, and also of the Statement of the said particu thereof so entered as aforesaid, and further setting forth in a fair, legible, and true Manner, the Name, I scription, and Abode, of the said Lender, and of the Street (if any), and of the Number (if any) of the of his said Abode, which said Ticket shall be so delivered gratis; and if the said Borrower shall dec neglect, or omit to accept and take the same, it shall not be lawful for the said Lender to receive or ret the Goods and Chattels therein mentioned.

Articles not of Chinese manufacture or use.

Tickets to be deli-

Production on re- delivery of Tickets.

The goods to be given up to any Person producing the Ticket.

Exception of cases.

Goods or Tickets.

XIII. In order to entitle any Person to redeem and re-demand from the said Lender or his Re sentatives the said Goods and Chattels, the said Ticket must be produced and re-delivered to the Lender or his Representatives by the Person applying to redeem the same: and upon such Reden: being effected, the said Lender or his representatives shall fairly and legibly enter or cause to be entr

the !. on the said Ticket a true and exact note of the Amount of Interest taken by or for him upon principal Monies, and shall retain the same Ticket in his Custody for the space of Twelve Months following the Day of the making of such last-mentioned Entry.

XIV. On the production and tender of any such Ticket as aforesaid, together with the full amo. then due for Principal and Interest in respect of the Loan to which the same refers, if made at the end Six Months from the day of the making of the said Loan, it shall be the duty of the Lender therein nat and his Representatives, to receive the same, and to deliver up to the Person producing and tendering t same the Goods and Chattels described in the said Ticket, whether such Person shall be or not Borrower therein named.

XV. The Section next preceding shall not extend to Cases where, at or previously to such producti and tender, the said Lender or his Representatives shall have had from the said Borrower, or the Owner the said Goods and Chattels, notice not to deliver the same upon the said production and tender, or shall la had knowledge or notice that the same have been, or are suspected to have been, unlawfully obtained fi or lost by the Owner thereof, before the making of the said Loan, nor to Tickets as to which the Borrow shall have taken such proceedings as are provided by the Section next immediately following:-in all whi Cases it shall be the duty of the Lenders and their Representatives to withhold such delivery if requir merely upon the production and tender aforesaid.

Provision for lost. XVI. Upon the application of any Person (other than the said Borrower) representing himself to

the Owner of the said Goods and Chattels, or of any Person (other than the holder of the said Ticke representing himself to be the Owner thereof, and to have lost or been unlawfully deprived of the same,. shall be the duty of the said Lender, or his Representatives, if the said Goods and Chattels be still unredee ed, forthwith to deliver to such Applicant a copy of the Entry in the said General Book, or (as the c may be) of the said Ticket, which said Applicant shall immediately thereupon proceed to the Office of t Court hereinafter mentioned, and obtain an appointment there for the purpose of verifying by law. evidence the truth of such representation; and if he shall verify the same to the satisfaction of the s Court within Seven Days then next following, and shall obtain from the said Court a Certificate to the effect, endorsed upon the said Copy, it shall be the duty of the said Lender or his Representatives, up the said Copy so endorsed being produced and delivered by the said Applicant, to deliver unto li according to the circumstances of the case, and as the said Court shall order, the said Goods and Chatte and either with or without payment of the said principal Monies or Interest, or both Principal and Interes as the circumstances of the case shall require, and the said Court shall direct.

Warrants

Search may be issued.

XVII. It shall be the duty of a Stipendiary Magistrate upon lawful evidence being given to his satisf tion, that there are probable grounds for believing that any Goods or Chattels have been pawned withe. the privity of their Owner, to issue his Warrant for searching within the Hours of Business any Place whe the said Goods and Chattels shall appear to him to be; and it shall be the duty of the Lender, or Representatives, and of all Persons in or about the said Place, to give effect and be obedient to the Warrant; and if any of the said Goods and Chattels shall have been upon such search discovered, it sha be the duty of the Person executing the said Warrant to take them or cause them to be taken to the si Office, there to abide the Order of the said Court.

After Six Months XVIII. Subject to the Provisions hereinbefore contained for securing the delivery of Goods a the goods, if unredeem- Chattels to the said holder of the Ticket, Borrower, Owner, or other Person, the said Goods and Chatte ed, to be the property from and after the expiration of the said Six Months, if the same are then still unredeemed, shall becor of the Lender. and be the Property of the said Lender and his Representatives absolutely.

Applicants to give XIX. Every Person applying to borrow shall, at the time of his application in that behalf, give to true accounts of them- Person to whom such application is made, a full, true, and satisfactory Account of himself, his Name, his Pla selves, the Goods, &c of Abode, the Goods and Chattels, with respect to which the said application is made, his possession there. the right of property therein, and the Name and l'lace of Abode of the Owner thereof; and every Pers applying to redeem any Goods and Chattels, or for a Copy of a Ticket, shall, at the time of his application that behalf, give to the Person to whom such application is made a full, true, and satisfactory Account himself, his Name, his Place of Abode, the Name and Place of Abode of the Owner thereof, and of t circumstances under which such his application is made.

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XX. Any Person to whom any application is made to borrow or redeem, or for a copy of a Ticke deliver into custody without such full, true, and satisfactory Account having been in that behalf given by the Applicant,

unla applicants not giving Section next immediately preceding is specified, or who shall have reasonable cause to suspect any

ful practice on the part of an Applicant in either of the above cases, is hereby required to seize and deta any such Applicant, and empowered to call in the aid of any other Person for that purpose: yet so as the

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Applicant when so seized, shall be by the Person seizing him delivered over with all reasonable speed her with the Goods and Chattels (if any) or the Ticket or Document (if any) produced or tendered the Applicant at the time of his said application,) into the Custody of a Member of the Police Force, who hereby required to receive him and convey him and the Articles (if any) so produced or tendered as resaid, unto a Stipendiary Magistrate, to abide his order and direction, as to custody, commitment to the ...t of Petty Sessions, or liberation, or otherwise.

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Liabilities of Len-

XXI. Lenders and their Representatives shall be liable to make good all Loss or Damage accruing ders: Borrowers in the cases following, that is to say:-

1. For improperly of Goods

1. Where the Goods and Chattels pawned have been disposed of by the Lenders or their Repre- disposing

sentatives otherwise than according to the provisions of this Ordinance:

2. Where the same have been stolen, embezzled, or lost, before the Period for the redemption

thereof is elapsed:

pawned.

2. In case of theft

or loss.

3. In case of Damage

3. Where the same, before the said Period is elapsed, have been by the default, neglect, or misfeasance

of the Lenders, their Representatives, or Servants, destroyed, damaged, or impaired in Value or neglect. (but not otherwise, except where Division Two of this Section is applicable): And in any of the said Cases the Court shall allow and award the full Amount in satisfaction of such Loss or Damage, to be settled and deducted or paid in manner next hereinafter mentioned.

XXII. Where the Amount so allowed shall be less than the Amount due from the Borrower for Prin- Cral Monies and Interest, the same shall be deducted from the latter, and the said Borrower shall be charged with the Balance alone after making such Deduction; and where the Amount so allowed shall exceed the Amount so due, the latter shall be in like manner deducted from the Amount so allowed, and the Borrower l be entitled to receive from the Lender or his Representatives the Balance alone, after making such t-mentioned Deduction.

How settled for.

Lenders to carry

into effect such allow-- ances.

XXIII. Allowances so made and awarded shall be immediately and without Condition carried into Fect by the Lenders and their Representatives, according to the tenor thereof.

XXIV. No Person shall receive any Goods or Chattels in Pawn from, or lend to, any one not being No Loans to Persons the Age of Twelve Years at the least.

XXV. No Person in the Employment of Government, or being a Member of the Family of any such Person, or an Agent of, or in the employment of, any such Person, or of any Member of such Family, shall tead or advance, or act as Lender of, any Monies under this Ordinance.

XXVI. It shall not be lawful for any Person to receive in Pawn any Goods or Chattels, having upon many Mark or Sign denoting them to be, or to have been, the Property of the Crown, or of any Public Department.

XXVII. No business shall be transacted at any of the said Places of business after Eight of the Cock in the Night, or before Eight of the Clock in the Morning,-except only for One Week, next before

e First Day of the Chinese New Year.

under Twelve Years.

Persons in the Em-

ployment of Govern-

ment and their Fa- milies disqualified.

Public Property.

Hour of Business.

Forms of Tickets and entries to be noti-

XXVIII. Forms of Tickets and Entries in Books, for the purposes of this Ordinance, shall be notified hom time to time in the Hongkong Government Gazette, in English and Chinese; and of all such Notifica- fied in the Government bons, cognisance shall be taken, and due obedience rendered thereunto, by all Persons whom they may Gazette.

cern, at the peril of the said Persons respectively.

Sessions.

XXIX. All Adjudications and Certificates under this Ordinance, except Sections One and Two The Court of Petty Percot, shall be summarily had and granted by the Court of Petty Sessions, and enforced according to the Laws for the time being in force, for regulating the said Court and its practice.

XXX. Every Person purchasing, receiving, or taking in, any Goods or Chattels, and paying Money , or advancing Money upon, the same, with or under any Understanding, Agreement, or Condition, ex- tress, implied, or reasonably inferable, from the nature or character of the dealing, or the usage in respect thereof, that the said Goods or Chattels in whole or part may be afterwards redeemed or re-purchased

pany Terms soever, shall be deemed to be a Lender within the meaning of this Ordinance.

XXXI. For Violations or Defaults in obedience to this Ordinance, there shall be imposed the Penalties following, that is to say:-

Lender defined.

Penalties:

1. Against Sections

1. For every Offence against Section Three, Section Five, or Section Six, a Fine not exceeding Two III., V., and VI.

Hundred current Dollars; and moreover, for a Third or any subsequent Offence against Section Six, the forfeiture of the Offender's said License.

For every Offence against either of the Sections, from Seven to Sixteen both inclusive, a Fine not exceeding Five Hundred current Dollars, together with (if the Court shall so direct) the forfeiture of the said License.

3. For every Offence against Section Nineteen, the Penalty of Imprisonment with or without hard.

Labour for a Term not exceeding Two Years.

2. Against Sections VII. to XVI.

3. Against Section XIX.

4. For every Offence against Section Twenty, or Section Twenty-three, a Fine not exceeding Fifty 4. Against Sections

current Dollars.

XX. and XXIII.

5. Against Section XXIV.

5. For every Offence against Section Twenty-four, a Fine not exceeding One Hundred current

Dollars, together with (if the Court shall so direct) the forfeiture of the said License. 6. For every Offence against Section Twenty-five, a Fine not exceeding Fifty current Dollars, and 6. Against Section

also (where applicable) the forfeiture of, and disqualification for, Office under Government. 7. For every Offence against Section Twenty-six, a Fine not exceeding Five Hundred current

Dollars.

8. For every Offence against Section Twenty-seven, a Fine not exceeding One Hundred current

Dollars.

XXXII. All Fines received or levied under this Ordinance, shall be paid into the Treasury to the use,

of the Crown.

XXXIII. Nothing herein contained shall affect the right of Appeal by Crown or Party, against any Adjudication, nor the General Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, nor any of the Laws relating to Crimes ** Offences.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 6th Day of July, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING.

XXV.

7. Against Section XXVI.

8. Against Section

XXVII.

Fines to be paid

into Treasury.

Right of Appeal not

affected.

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POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. FAE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer “POTTINGER," will close on WEDNES- PAY, the 2st July, at 6 o'clock r.m.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LæTTERS received from ! toll o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d. ; and from 11 a.m. to 129 o'clock v.3., for a late fee of 1s.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be progail

Post Office, Hongkong,

8th July, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

NOTICE.

[HE Next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on MONDAY, the Nineteenth day of July, A.D. 1858, at 12 o'clock at Noon.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

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In re WILLIAM S. BRABAN, deccascd.

THOMAS JOHN IRWIN, TOTICE 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 Neat, the Seventeenth day of July, A.D. 1858; or, if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; fail- ing which, Administration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

THE Business hitherto conducted in CANTON and HONGKONG, under the Style of NEAVE, MURRAY & Co., and in LONDON, under that of NEAVE & Co., was closed on the 30th ultimo.

The name of the firm in China, will be signed in liquidation only, by MR C. W. MURRAY, and by MR H. MURRAY.

THOS. D. NEAVE, by his Attorney, C. W. MURRAY.

C. W. MURRAY, H. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1858.

TO BE SOLD,

ON or about the 5th August, 1858, by PUBLIC

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

AURELIUS HOLMES, Plaintiff,

Between

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and

WILLIAM MANUEL ROBINET and TORIBIO LAMBARRI, Defendants. HEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named AURELIUS HOLMES, against the above named WILLIAM MANUEL ROBINET and TORIBIO LAMBARRI, to recover the sum of $4,600 due on balance of account stated between them; and it being alleged that the said WILLIAM MANUEL ROBINET and ToRIBIO LAMBARRI do not reside within this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attach-

ment has been issued, returnable on the 24th day of

July instant, wherein FRANCISCO SALVADOR ALVAREZ, of Victoria, Hongkong, aforesaid, Mer chant, is Garnishee: Notice is hereby given thereof, and that, if at any time before final judgment in this action, the said WILLIAM MANUEL ROBINET ̧ and TORIBIO LAMBARRI, or any Person on their behalf, will give the Security and Notice, and file the Appear- ance or Plea required by the Ordinance of this Island No. 2 of 1855, intituled, “An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in Actions at Law, against Persons absent from the Colony," the said Attachment may be dissolved.

Dated this 3d day of July, A.D. 1858.

THE

[JULY 10, 1858.

NOTICE.

MICHEL GROVE, VICTORIA, HONGKONG.

E undersigned being about to leave i

Colony, (temporarily, consequent on ill-health, requests all P'ersons having Claims upon him, to send them in for liquidation forthwith.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1858.

·

G. DUDDELL.

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Colony.

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NOTICE.

COOPER TURNER & HAZELAND, DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this Plaintiff's Attornies,— Victoria, Hongkong.

H. H. EDWARDS. Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

PUBLIC SALE

OF

VALUBALE HOUSEHOLD PROPERTY, in Queen's Road,

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co. have been instructed to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on WEDNES- DAY, the 25th August next, at Noon,-

LOT 1.-Those FIFTEEN HOUSES, situated in Queen's Road West, adjoining Messrs GIBB, LIVING- STON & Co.'s Godowns, at present occupied as Taverns and Chinese Shops, and let on 'a Lease, which expires in November 1860, for $2,160 per Annum.

2. The Large and Commodious BUNGALOW, in Gough Street, immediately behind the above named Houses, with Coach-House, Stable, &c., at present let at $60 per Month.

The above Lots are erected on INLAND LOTS 5 and 5 4, and if bought by two different persons, it is to be understood that the whole Property is to be transferred in the Land-Office to the name of the Pur- chaser of the Fifteen Houses, who is to grant a lease, free of Rent or other charge except GROUND-RENT for 999 years to the Purchaser of the Bungalow. The Ground-Rent on the whole is £48.7.5,-Two- thirds of which to be chargeable to the 15 Houses,

nd the remaining One-third to the Bungalow.

AUCTION, (if not previously disposed of by TERMS OF SALE.--One-third of the Purchase- Private Contract,)-that Excellent DWELLING

money to be paid on the fall of the Hammer, and the HOUSE and LOT, situated upon MIRROR HILL, Balance on the completion of the Transfer,—the Ex- Foochor, formerly belonging to CALEB JONES, Esq.,pense of which to Le paid by the Purchasers. U.S. Consul, and at present in the occupation of Messrs BLENRIn, Rawson & Co. For further particulars, apply to

or to

ROBERT R. WESTALL,

Foochow NEAVE, MURRAY & Co.,

Hongkong.

Hongkong, 8th July, 1858.

Queen's Road, 3d July, 1858.

M

NOTICE.

IR GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au- thorised to sign our Firm per procuration from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co. Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at BANGKOK, SIAM, under the management of MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co.

Singapore, 17th May, 1858...

NOTICE.

WE, the undersigned, this

business at this Port, as Ship-chandlers, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, under the Title of TALBOT, DEVINE & Co,

Whampoa, 7th April, 1858.

H. E. TALBOT. W. H. DEVINE.

In the Estate of the late ROBERT CALVER

CRAWFORD, MASTER MARINER, deceased.

OTICE.-All Persons having Claims against the above Estate, will please send in par- ticulars of the same, before the 31st July, 1858, and all Parties indebted thereto, are requested to make ¡mmediate payment to the undersigned.

FRED. HOWE HALE, H.B.M.'s Officiating Consul, Administrator' British Consulate, Foochow, 15th May, 1858.

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-Ons half of these charges for cach Repetition.

:

THE

Hongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 17TH JULY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 165.

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.

ERRATUM.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

In Ordinance No. 11 of 1858, Section XXXI, for "For Violations or Defaults in obedience to," &c; read “ For

Violations of or Defaults in obedience to," &c.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 19 of 1858.

TUESDAY, 6th JULY, 1858.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR AND ALL THE MEMBERS, EXCEPT MR Lyall.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Council being read,-

The Attorney General called the attention of the Council to a Letter which he had received from Mr Cooper Turner, dated the 26th June, to the effect, that he disapproved of the Petition of the Hongkong Law Society; and that neither by himself, or by Mr Hazeland, nor by any meeting of the said Society, Mr Parsons had been authorized to address the Council on behalf of the Petitioners. Also, a second Letter of the 27th June, stating that he, Mr Turner, would attend upon the Legislative Council personally.

The Governor then read a letter to the Clerk of Councils, of the 5th July, from Mr Hazeland, to the effect,-that he is not a Member of the Hongkong Law Society; that he attended the Sitting of the Council as a Member of the Profession, and that he dissented from the views and opinions as expressed by Mr Parsons.

And also, a letter from Mr. F. Woods, of the 2d July, to His Excellency, expressing his indignation at the State- ments concerning himself made by Mr Parsons at the last Meeting, and conveying a refutation of the said Statements.

The Attorney General then moved an amendment of the last Minutes, by striking out the following passages :- Astly, "Messrs Parsons, Stace, and Hazeland, attended the Council on behalf of the Hongkong Law Society,-

Mr Parsons acting as their Spokesman : "

2dly. "And, pursuant to motion of the Chief Justice at the last Meeting, the Council proceeded to hear the

evidence of the Hongkong Law Society, in support of their Petition ;"-

and inserting in their stead, after the words "brought forward for the second reading," the following words :-

The President having enquired whether any Person appeared in support of the Hongkong Law Society's Petition, Messrs Stace, Parsons, and Hazeland presented themselves at the Bar; and Mr Stace informed the President (Mr Hazeland tacitly assenting) that Mr Parsons had been authorized by the Petitioners to address the Council, and produce evidence in support of the said Petition:-

"Whereupon Mr Parsons, being called upon, proceeded to address the Council."

The Governor put the question,-That the words proposed to be struck out, stand part of the Minutes.

Question put and negatived.

The Governor put the question,-That the words proposed to be inserted, be so inserted.

Question put and passed.

The Minutes of the last Council having been amended, were then approved.

The Chief Justice reported progress of the Proceedings had at the Committee of the Legislative Council, appointed

on the 26th June.

The Governor then enquired of Mr Parsons, who was in attendance, whether, having finished his address, he was

now prepared to complete the evidence in support of the Petition:

Whereupon Mr Parsons stated that, finding himself disowned by the Hongkong Law Society, he must decline to

take any further trouble in the matter.

THE

Hongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 17TH JULY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 165.

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.

ERRATUM.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

In Ordinance No. 11 of 1858, Section XXXI, for "For Violations or Defaults in obedience to," &c; read “ For

Violations of or Defaults in obedience to," &c.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 19 of 1858.

TUESDAY, 6th JULY, 1858.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR AND ALL THE MEMBERS, EXCEPT MR Lyall.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Council being read,-

The Attorney General called the attention of the Council to a Letter which he had received from Mr Cooper Turner, dated the 26th June, to the effect, that he disapproved of the Petition of the Hongkong Law Society; and that neither by himself, or by Mr Hazeland, nor by any meeting of the said Society, Mr Parsons had been authorized to address the Council on behalf of the Petitioners. Also, a second Letter of the 27th June, stating that he, Mr Turner, would attend upon the Legislative Council personally.

The Governor then read a letter to the Clerk of Councils, of the 5th July, from Mr Hazeland, to the effect,-that he is not a Member of the Hongkong Law Society; that he attended the Sitting of the Council as a Member of the Profession, and that he dissented from the views and opinions as expressed by Mr Parsons.

And also, a letter from Mr. F. Woods, of the 2d July, to His Excellency, expressing his indignation at the State- ments concerning himself made by Mr Parsons at the last Meeting, and conveying a refutation of the said Statements.

The Attorney General then moved an amendment of the last Minutes, by striking out the following passages :- Astly, "Messrs Parsons, Stace, and Hazeland, attended the Council on behalf of the Hongkong Law Society,-

Mr Parsons acting as their Spokesman : "

2dly. "And, pursuant to motion of the Chief Justice at the last Meeting, the Council proceeded to hear the

evidence of the Hongkong Law Society, in support of their Petition ;"-

and inserting in their stead, after the words "brought forward for the second reading," the following words :-

The President having enquired whether any Person appeared in support of the Hongkong Law Society's Petition, Messrs Stace, Parsons, and Hazeland presented themselves at the Bar; and Mr Stace informed the President (Mr Hazeland tacitly assenting) that Mr Parsons had been authorized by the Petitioners to address the Council, and produce evidence in support of the said Petition:-

"Whereupon Mr Parsons, being called upon, proceeded to address the Council."

The Governor put the question,-That the words proposed to be struck out, stand part of the Minutes.

Question put and negatived.

The Governor put the question,-That the words proposed to be inserted, be so inserted.

Question put and passed.

The Minutes of the last Council having been amended, were then approved.

The Chief Justice reported progress of the Proceedings had at the Committee of the Legislative Council, appointed

on the 26th June.

The Governor then enquired of Mr Parsons, who was in attendance, whether, having finished his address, he was

now prepared to complete the evidence in support of the Petition:

Whereupon Mr Parsons stated that, finding himself disowned by the Hongkong Law Society, he must decline to

take any further trouble in the matter.

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The Governor reprehended the conduct of Mr Parsons, and on the motion of the Attorney Gencral, nemine contra-

dicente, he was ordered to withdraw from the Bar.

No other Person appearing in support of the Petition, or otherwise :

It was moved by Mr Dent, and seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary,-

That it appearing that neither the Attornies or Solicitors of Hongkong in general, nor the Hongkong Law Society in particular, authorized Mr Ambrose Parsons, one of their number, to appear at the Bar of this Council, in support of a Petition purporting to be signed by Mr E. K. Stace, for and as Secretary to the Hongkong Law Society, being the only Petition which has been presented against the Ordinance for Practitioners in Law; And it further appearing that the said Petition did not in fact emanate from, nor was authorized by the said

Society;

And it further appearing, that the said Attornies and Solicitors in general, and the said Society in particular, did nevertheless tacitly connive at the said unauthorized assumptions of the said Messrs Parsons and Stace, by not repudiating them, nor even protesting against the highly contemptuous and improper language and tone of the Speech made by the said Mr Parsons at the Bar of this Council in pretended support of the said Petition, and in the name of the said Attornies and Solicitors, and of the said Society;

And lastly appearing that the Parties concerned in the said Petition have not only failed to substantiate any one of

its allegations, but have themselves disproved some of them:

The Council declares the said Petition to have been a fraud upon its privileges, and, rescinding its former order that the same do lie upon the Table, determines to proceed to the second Reading of the said Ordinance. The Governor put the question,-That this Resolution be adopted.

Council divided.

Question carried.

MR DENT.

Ayes (8).

MR JARDINE.

CHIEF MAGISTRATE. SURVEYOR GENERAL.

COLONIAL TREASURER.

ATTORNEY GENERAL.

ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.

LIEUTENANT-Governor.

No (1.)

CHIEF JUSTICE.

The Governor put the question,-That the Ordinance "for Practitioners in Law," be read a second time. Debate ensuing,

The Council divided.

Question carried.

Ayes (7.)

MR DENT.

MR JARDINE.

CHIEF MAGISTRATE.

SURVEYOR GENERAL.

ATTORNEY General.

ACTING COLONIAL Secretary.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.

The Ordinance was read a second time,

And the Council went into Committee upon the said Ordinance.

Noes (2.)

COLONIAL TREASURER. CHIEF JUSTICE.

The Chief Justice and the Colonial Treasurer desired leave to record their Votes upon the Ordinance, and each of

its Clauses in the negative, without putting the Council to a division.

Sections 1 and 2 agreed to.

Section 3 being amended,

The Governor put the question,-That this Section as amended, stand part of the Ordinance.

Debate ensued.

Council divided.

Question carried.

Ayes (7.)

MR DENT.

MR JARDINE.

CHIEF MAGISTRATE.

SURVEYOR GENERAL.

COLONIAL TREASURER,-who expressed

his wish to vote in favor of the

Clause under discussion.

ATTORNEY General.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.

The Colonial Treasurer obtained leave to withdraw.

Section 4 being proposed,

No (1.)

ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.

The Acting Colonial Secretary moved,-that the words "when acting as Attornies" in the third line, be struck

out.

The Governor put the question,-That the words proposed to be struck out, stand part of the Clause. Council divided.

Ayes (6.)

MR DENT.

MR JARDINE. CHIEF MAGISTRATE. SURVEYOR GENERAL.

ATTORNEY General.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.

No (1.)

ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.

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stion carried.

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Acting Colonial Secretary moved,-That the words "as an Attorney" in the fourth line, be struck out. Governor put the question,-That the words proposed to be struck out, stand part of the Clause. neil divided.

Ayes (6).

MR DENT.

No (1).

ACTING COLOnial Secretary.

MR JARDINE.

CHIEF MAGISTRATE.

SURVEYOR General.

ATTORNEY General.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.

estion carried, and Section 4 adopted.

tions 5 and 6 agreed to.

Colonial Treasurer returned to his Seat..

tions 7 and 8 agreed to.

stion 9 being proposed, and discussed,-

The Governor put the question,-That this Section stand part of the Ordinance.

uncil divided.

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Question carried.

Ayes (7).

MR DENT.

MR JARDINE.

CHIEF MAGISTRATE.

SURVEYOR General.

COLONIAL TREASURER.

ATTORNEY General.

LIEUTENANT-Governor.

Section 10 agreed to..

Section 11 being proposed,

No (1).

ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.

The Governor moved that "gross negligence" should replace the Latin words employed;—and put the question,—

That the words “crassa negligentia" stand part of the Clause.

Debate ensued.

Council divided.

Ayes (7).

No (1).

ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.

MR DENT.

MR JARDINE.

CHIEF MAGISTRATE.

SURVEYOR GENERAL.

COLONIAL TREASURER.

ATTORNEY General.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.

question carried, and Section 11 ordered to stand part of the Ordinance.

Section 12 being proposed, and discussed,-

The Governor put the question,-That this Section stand part of the Ordinance. Council divided.

Ayes (7).

No (1).

ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.

Question carried.

MR DENT.

MR JARDINE.

CHIEF MAGISTRATE.

SURVEYOR GENERAL.

COLONIAL TREASURER. ATTORNEY General.

LIEUTENANT-Governor.

ction 13 agreed to.

The Governor stated, that he should propose the passing of the said Ordinance at the next Meeting of the Council. Read a Letter from Mr Parsons of this date, enclosing a note of the 4th June, from Mr Cooper Turner, expressing his approval of a Draft of a Petition, stated by Mr Parsons to be the Petition of the Hongkong Law Society. The Attorney General read a letter, of the 28th June, from Mr Moresby, refuting the Statement of Mr Parsons as to the authorship, and revisal by the Attorney General, of an anonymous letter published in the China Mail of the 17th June.

The Attorney General in defence of the conduct of a Public Officer, the Taxing Master, Mr Masson, which had been animadverted upon by Mr Parsons at the last Meeting, read the Bill of Costs and Allocatur referred to by Mr Parsons, and which related to his charges as Attorney for a Chinese, named Chinkoo, the Prosecutor in Regina v. Cheong-ah-lai (Piracy), amounting to $253, and since reduced to $47 by the Taxing Master. The Attorney General moved, that Mr Douglas Lapraik be called in, but he was absent.

He also read a Bill of Costs from Mr Stace in 1853, for drawing a Lease for a Chinaman, Akew, amounting to

$188.75, as an instance of the propriety of maintaining the System of Taxation introduced in 1856.

The Ordinance "for the prevention of Offences touching Securities, Sales, and Deposits," was brought forward for

passing.

tion 2 was recommitted, amended, and agreed to.

Section 33 was recommitted, amended, and agreed to. Title agreed to.

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The Governor put the question,-That this Ordinance do pass.

Question put and passed.

The Governor put the question,-That the Order for passing the Ordinance be rescinded, for the purpose of intro

ducing an amendment.

Question passed.

Setion 10 was recommitted, amended, and agreed to.

Resolved.—That this Ordinance do pass, and that the Titlo be “An Ordinance for the prevention of Oljenos

touching Securities, Sales and Deposits," and the Number of the said Ordinanco," No. 11 of 1858." Ordered, that the said Ordinance be published, in English and Chinese, in the Government Gazette.

On Motion of the Chief Magistrate, seconded by Mr Dent, the Report of the Committee of Council appointed on the 10th May, to inquire into the Statements involving the integrity of the Acting Colonial Secretary as com nected with the Opium Monopoly, was read at the Table.

On the Motion of the Chief Magistrate, seconded by Mr Dent,-The Governor put the question,―That this

Council do agree with the Committee in their said Report.

Question put and passed.

The Governor read Circular Despatch, of 12th April last, from the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the subject of the Act of Parliament, 20 and 21 Victoria, Chapter 85, "relating to Divore and Matrimonial Causes," portions of which, in anticipation of instructions from the Secretary of State, had been extended to this Colony by Ordinance No. 5 of 1858.

Resolved, That this Council do adjourn to Monday, the 12th instant, at 12 o'clock. The Council adjourned accordingly.

By Order of His Excellency The Governor, -

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Barristers and At- tornies.

Mode of remunera- tion.

Law Partnerships.

Extension to Bar-

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

No. 12 of 1858.

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 Practitioners in Law.

[12th July, 1858.]

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

I. Legal Practitioners of the Supreme Court, howsoever qualified, are hereby authorised to act as Barristers and Attornies, or as Barristers, or as Attornies according to their instructions, and as they may think fit except in the Cases hereinafter specified.

II. When the same Practitioner acts as Barrister and Attorney in the same matter, the Remunera tion receivable by him shall be regulated accordingly: exempli gratia, he shall not be allowed to make any Charge or take any Fee for or upon pretence of Attornies' Consultations, with instructions to or attendances on Counsel, or the drawing or copying of Briefs to Counsel, or preparing or copying of Papers for the perusal of Counsel, or the like.

any

any other III. No Barrister shall become or be in any wise interested in the Profits of the Business of

other Practitioner in Law, directly or indirectly, and whether under the name of Law Partner, or under name, or be or act as Agent for, or Clerk to, any such Practitioner: And no Attorney having a Law Partner shall be allowed to act as Barrister in any matter where himself or his said Partner is, or shall be, retained or acting as Attorney.

IV. The Laws for the time being in force, with reference to Attornies, their Fees or Costs, the risters of Laws relat- Taxation thereof, and the right of lien and suit in respect of the same, are hereby extended to all ing to Attornies.

Practitioners when Acting as Attornies, and to all Fees and Costs claimed or received in respect of business done by any Practitioner in the Law as an Attorney, and by virtue of this Ordinance, subject to Section Two.

any Prosecution, What Persons may

V. From the beginning to the end, or at any intermediate Period or Periods, of appear, sue, and be Action, Suit, or Appeal or Proceeding, it shall be lawful for any Perton belonging to any or either of the Classes next hereinafter mentioned, to appear, prosecute, sue, defend, or proceed, in the said Court and the Offices thereof, subject only to the Provisions of Sections Three and Six, and to the general jurisdiction of the said Court in respect of the orderly transaction of the business of the same, and of the said Offices, that is to say:

heard.

Parties 1st. The themselves, if unrepre-

sented.

2d. Barristers re- tained.

3d. Attornies re-

tained.

4th. Other Persons

by leave of the Court.

Special Privileges

1st. Any of the Parties on either side to the Prosecution, Action, Suit, Appeal, or Proceeding, not

being represented therein by some Person willing and able to act in his stead.

2d. Any Barrister of the said Court duly retained by or on behalf of and representing any of the said Parties, but without any right of exclusive audience or preaudience, or (save as to Rank in the Profession) any Privilege over any other Party, or over his retained Practitioner of Representative in that bebalf:

3d. Any Attorney of the said Court duly retained by and representing any of the said Parties in that

behalf:

4th. Any other Person having the special leave of the Court to appear pro re natâ in the stead o

any of the said Parties as his or their Representative in the Premises.

VI. Nothing herein contained shall affect the Privileges of exclusive audience and preaudience, which of the Attorney Ge- Her Majesty's Attorney General or other Counsellor for the Crown hath or may have by virtue of his sand

Office or of Iler Majesty's Warrant.

neral reserved.

Order of precedence.

VII. The Order of Precedence amongst Practitioners in the Law shall be in this wise: The Barristers shall rank according to their respective Seniorities next after the said Attorney General or junior Counsell for the Crown (if any), and the Attornies according to their respective Seniorities next after the junio Barrister.

When to be des- VIII. Without prejudice to the said Order of Precedence, every legal Practitioner shall at ever! cribed as Barrister, step in any Proceeding describe himself, and be described on the Record and otherwise, as Barrister v. and when as Attorney. as Attorney, according to the truth of the case, and the capacity in which he may be then acting.

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The Governor put the question,-That this Ordinance do pass.

Question put and passed.

The Governor put the question,-That the Order for passing the Ordinance be rescinded, for the purpose of intro

ducing an amendment.

Question passed.

Setion 10 was recommitted, amended, and agreed to.

Resolved.—That this Ordinance do pass, and that the Titlo be “An Ordinance for the prevention of Oljenos

touching Securities, Sales and Deposits," and the Number of the said Ordinanco," No. 11 of 1858." Ordered, that the said Ordinance be published, in English and Chinese, in the Government Gazette.

On Motion of the Chief Magistrate, seconded by Mr Dent, the Report of the Committee of Council appointed on the 10th May, to inquire into the Statements involving the integrity of the Acting Colonial Secretary as com nected with the Opium Monopoly, was read at the Table.

On the Motion of the Chief Magistrate, seconded by Mr Dent,-The Governor put the question,―That this

Council do agree with the Committee in their said Report.

Question put and passed.

The Governor read Circular Despatch, of 12th April last, from the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the subject of the Act of Parliament, 20 and 21 Victoria, Chapter 85, "relating to Divore and Matrimonial Causes," portions of which, in anticipation of instructions from the Secretary of State, had been extended to this Colony by Ordinance No. 5 of 1858.

Resolved, That this Council do adjourn to Monday, the 12th instant, at 12 o'clock. The Council adjourned accordingly.

By Order of His Excellency The Governor, -

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Barristers and At- tornies.

Mode of remunera- tion.

Law Partnerships.

Extension to Bar-

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

No. 12 of 1858.

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 Practitioners in Law.

[12th July, 1858.]

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

I. Legal Practitioners of the Supreme Court, howsoever qualified, are hereby authorised to act as Barristers and Attornies, or as Barristers, or as Attornies according to their instructions, and as they may think fit except in the Cases hereinafter specified.

II. When the same Practitioner acts as Barrister and Attorney in the same matter, the Remunera tion receivable by him shall be regulated accordingly: exempli gratia, he shall not be allowed to make any Charge or take any Fee for or upon pretence of Attornies' Consultations, with instructions to or attendances on Counsel, or the drawing or copying of Briefs to Counsel, or preparing or copying of Papers for the perusal of Counsel, or the like.

any

any other III. No Barrister shall become or be in any wise interested in the Profits of the Business of

other Practitioner in Law, directly or indirectly, and whether under the name of Law Partner, or under name, or be or act as Agent for, or Clerk to, any such Practitioner: And no Attorney having a Law Partner shall be allowed to act as Barrister in any matter where himself or his said Partner is, or shall be, retained or acting as Attorney.

IV. The Laws for the time being in force, with reference to Attornies, their Fees or Costs, the risters of Laws relat- Taxation thereof, and the right of lien and suit in respect of the same, are hereby extended to all ing to Attornies.

Practitioners when Acting as Attornies, and to all Fees and Costs claimed or received in respect of business done by any Practitioner in the Law as an Attorney, and by virtue of this Ordinance, subject to Section Two.

any Prosecution, What Persons may

V. From the beginning to the end, or at any intermediate Period or Periods, of appear, sue, and be Action, Suit, or Appeal or Proceeding, it shall be lawful for any Perton belonging to any or either of the Classes next hereinafter mentioned, to appear, prosecute, sue, defend, or proceed, in the said Court and the Offices thereof, subject only to the Provisions of Sections Three and Six, and to the general jurisdiction of the said Court in respect of the orderly transaction of the business of the same, and of the said Offices, that is to say:

heard.

Parties 1st. The themselves, if unrepre-

sented.

2d. Barristers re- tained.

3d. Attornies re-

tained.

4th. Other Persons

by leave of the Court.

Special Privileges

1st. Any of the Parties on either side to the Prosecution, Action, Suit, Appeal, or Proceeding, not

being represented therein by some Person willing and able to act in his stead.

2d. Any Barrister of the said Court duly retained by or on behalf of and representing any of the said Parties, but without any right of exclusive audience or preaudience, or (save as to Rank in the Profession) any Privilege over any other Party, or over his retained Practitioner of Representative in that bebalf:

3d. Any Attorney of the said Court duly retained by and representing any of the said Parties in that

behalf:

4th. Any other Person having the special leave of the Court to appear pro re natâ in the stead o

any of the said Parties as his or their Representative in the Premises.

VI. Nothing herein contained shall affect the Privileges of exclusive audience and preaudience, which of the Attorney Ge- Her Majesty's Attorney General or other Counsellor for the Crown hath or may have by virtue of his sand

Office or of Iler Majesty's Warrant.

neral reserved.

Order of precedence.

VII. The Order of Precedence amongst Practitioners in the Law shall be in this wise: The Barristers shall rank according to their respective Seniorities next after the said Attorney General or junior Counsell for the Crown (if any), and the Attornies according to their respective Seniorities next after the junio Barrister.

When to be des- VIII. Without prejudice to the said Order of Precedence, every legal Practitioner shall at ever! cribed as Barrister, step in any Proceeding describe himself, and be described on the Record and otherwise, as Barrister v. and when as Attorney. as Attorney, according to the truth of the case, and the capacity in which he may be then acting.

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No Barrister acting in his capacity of Attorney shall instruct or authorise any other legal Prac- Barristers and At- egioner to appear for him as Barrister, and no Attorney acting as such shall instruct or authorise any other tornies incapacitated Attorney to appear for him as Barrister; and in all such cases the Instructions and Authority shall be ters in certain cases. absolutely null and void.

to instruct as Barris-

X. The Penalties contained in Ordinance No. 13 of 1856, Section Thirteen, are hereby extended to every Unqualified Practi- Person not being a Practitioner in the Law, who shall act or practise as such, or who shall claim or receive tioners.

y Reward, Compensation, or Gratification whatsoever, from any other Person, for or on pretence of intro- ing him to any such Practitioner, or taking the Advice or securing the Services of any such Practitioner, on the said last mentioned Person's behalf: and in all other respects the said Section is hereby confirmed Ad made applicable to this Ordinance.

XI. Any legal Practitioner shall be liable to damages in respect of his crassa negligentia, misconduct, or fraud, at the suit of his Client or any other Person who may have sustained damage thereby.

XII. Any legal Practitioner who is guilty of Deceit or Collusion, or consents thereto, with intent to deceive a Court, Judge, or Party to any such Proceeding as aforesaid, is punishable for a Misdemeanour; and the Party (if any) injured thereby shall be entitled either upon his conviction of such Misdemeanour, er else by Action or Suit, to recover from the Offender treble Damages for the same.

XIII. In the construction of this Ordinance, and of all Ordinances relating to legal Practitioners, the word "Barrister shall also mean “Serjeant-at-Law,” « Advocate," "Counsellor-at-Law," "Certifi- cated Conveyancer," and " Special Pleader "; and the word "Attorney" shall also mean "Solicitor,"

Writer," "Proctor,” and “Notary."

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 12th Day of July, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING.

STANDING ORDERS AND RULES

FOR

Damages for negli. gence.

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

Extracts from the Royal Instructions to the Governor of Hongkong, Dated the 6th April, 1843.

Deceit or Collusion.

Definitions :

"Barrister." "Attorney.”

"IV. And We do declare Our pleasure to be, that the said Legislative Council shall not be competent to act in any case, unless Two Members at the least of such Council, in addition to the Governor for the time being, shall be present at and throughout the Meetings of such Council."

"VI. And for ensuring punctuality of attendance of the Members of the said Council, and for the prevention of Meetings of the said Council being holden without convenient notice to the several Members thereof: It is Our pleasure, and we do hereby direct, that you, or the Governor of Hongkong for the time being, do frame, for the guidance of the said Council, such Standing Rules and Orders as may be necessary for those purposes, with such other Standing Rules and Orders as may be best adapted for maintaining order and method in the dispatch of business, and in the con- duct of all Debates in the said Council; which Rules and Orders (not being repugnant to the said recited Charter, or to these Instructions, or to any other Instructions which you may receive from Us,) shall at all times be followed and observed, and shall be binding upon the said Council, unless the same or any of them shall be disallowed by Us.

"VII. It is Our pleasure, and we do hereby direct, that no Law or Ordinance shall be made or enacted by the said Council, unless the same shall have been previously proposed by yourself, and that no question shall be debated at the said Council unless the same shall first have been pro- posed for that purpose by you: Provided nevertheless, and it is Our pleasure, that if any Member of the said Council shall deem any Law fit to be enacted by the said Council, or any question proper to be there debated, and shall, of such his opinion, transmit a Written Statement to you, it shall be lawful for any such Member of the said Council to enter upon the Minutes thereof a copy of any such statement, together with the reasons upon which such his opinion may be founded."

"XXIII. And We do hereby further declare Our will and pleasure to be, that all Questions proposed and debated in the said Legislative Council shall be decided by the majority of voices; and that the Governor for the time being of the said Colony shall, in the said Legislative Council, have both an original vote, and (in case of the votes being equally divided) a casting vote. And We do further declare Our pleasure to be, and do ordain and appoint, that it shall be competent to the Governor of the said Colony, and he is hereby authorized to make and promulgate, as an Ordi- nance of the said Governor and Legislative Council, any Ordinance which may have by him been proposed for the adoption of the said Council, even though all the Members of the said Council, except himself shall have voted against the adoption and passing thereof; and every Ordinance so ale and promulgated as aforesaid shall, until the same may be repealed or disallowed by Us, have the force and authority of Law in the said Colony, as fully as if it had been adopted by the unanimous votes of all the Members of the said Council.”

GENERAL RULES

I. Two Days' notice shall be given of any Meeting of Council to each Member by the Clerk of Councils; but should circumstances occur to render a Meeting on any day appointed for the same inconvenient, the Council may be adjourned to such early day as the Governor shall appoint, by a notice in writing, to be transmitted to each Member by the Clerk one day prior to the period which

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No Barrister acting in his capacity of Attorney shall instruct or authorise any other legal Prac- Barristers and At- egioner to appear for him as Barrister, and no Attorney acting as such shall instruct or authorise any other tornies incapacitated Attorney to appear for him as Barrister; and in all such cases the Instructions and Authority shall be ters in certain cases. absolutely null and void.

to instruct as Barris-

X. The Penalties contained in Ordinance No. 13 of 1856, Section Thirteen, are hereby extended to every Unqualified Practi- Person not being a Practitioner in the Law, who shall act or practise as such, or who shall claim or receive tioners.

y Reward, Compensation, or Gratification whatsoever, from any other Person, for or on pretence of intro- ing him to any such Practitioner, or taking the Advice or securing the Services of any such Practitioner, on the said last mentioned Person's behalf: and in all other respects the said Section is hereby confirmed Ad made applicable to this Ordinance.

XI. Any legal Practitioner shall be liable to damages in respect of his crassa negligentia, misconduct, or fraud, at the suit of his Client or any other Person who may have sustained damage thereby.

XII. Any legal Practitioner who is guilty of Deceit or Collusion, or consents thereto, with intent to deceive a Court, Judge, or Party to any such Proceeding as aforesaid, is punishable for a Misdemeanour; and the Party (if any) injured thereby shall be entitled either upon his conviction of such Misdemeanour, er else by Action or Suit, to recover from the Offender treble Damages for the same.

XIII. In the construction of this Ordinance, and of all Ordinances relating to legal Practitioners, the word "Barrister shall also mean “Serjeant-at-Law,” « Advocate," "Counsellor-at-Law," "Certifi- cated Conveyancer," and " Special Pleader "; and the word "Attorney" shall also mean "Solicitor,"

Writer," "Proctor,” and “Notary."

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 12th Day of July, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING.

STANDING ORDERS AND RULES

FOR

Damages for negli. gence.

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

Extracts from the Royal Instructions to the Governor of Hongkong, Dated the 6th April, 1843.

Deceit or Collusion.

Definitions :

"Barrister." "Attorney.”

"IV. And We do declare Our pleasure to be, that the said Legislative Council shall not be competent to act in any case, unless Two Members at the least of such Council, in addition to the Governor for the time being, shall be present at and throughout the Meetings of such Council."

"VI. And for ensuring punctuality of attendance of the Members of the said Council, and for the prevention of Meetings of the said Council being holden without convenient notice to the several Members thereof: It is Our pleasure, and we do hereby direct, that you, or the Governor of Hongkong for the time being, do frame, for the guidance of the said Council, such Standing Rules and Orders as may be necessary for those purposes, with such other Standing Rules and Orders as may be best adapted for maintaining order and method in the dispatch of business, and in the con- duct of all Debates in the said Council; which Rules and Orders (not being repugnant to the said recited Charter, or to these Instructions, or to any other Instructions which you may receive from Us,) shall at all times be followed and observed, and shall be binding upon the said Council, unless the same or any of them shall be disallowed by Us.

"VII. It is Our pleasure, and we do hereby direct, that no Law or Ordinance shall be made or enacted by the said Council, unless the same shall have been previously proposed by yourself, and that no question shall be debated at the said Council unless the same shall first have been pro- posed for that purpose by you: Provided nevertheless, and it is Our pleasure, that if any Member of the said Council shall deem any Law fit to be enacted by the said Council, or any question proper to be there debated, and shall, of such his opinion, transmit a Written Statement to you, it shall be lawful for any such Member of the said Council to enter upon the Minutes thereof a copy of any such statement, together with the reasons upon which such his opinion may be founded."

"XXIII. And We do hereby further declare Our will and pleasure to be, that all Questions proposed and debated in the said Legislative Council shall be decided by the majority of voices; and that the Governor for the time being of the said Colony shall, in the said Legislative Council, have both an original vote, and (in case of the votes being equally divided) a casting vote. And We do further declare Our pleasure to be, and do ordain and appoint, that it shall be competent to the Governor of the said Colony, and he is hereby authorized to make and promulgate, as an Ordi- nance of the said Governor and Legislative Council, any Ordinance which may have by him been proposed for the adoption of the said Council, even though all the Members of the said Council, except himself shall have voted against the adoption and passing thereof; and every Ordinance so ale and promulgated as aforesaid shall, until the same may be repealed or disallowed by Us, have the force and authority of Law in the said Colony, as fully as if it had been adopted by the unanimous votes of all the Members of the said Council.”

GENERAL RULES

I. Two Days' notice shall be given of any Meeting of Council to each Member by the Clerk of Councils; but should circumstances occur to render a Meeting on any day appointed for the same inconvenient, the Council may be adjourned to such early day as the Governor shall appoint, by a notice in writing, to be transmitted to each Member by the Clerk one day prior to the period which

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[JULY 17, 1858. had been appointed; and in cases of urgency, the Governor may dispense-with the necessity of the two days' notice.

II. The Hour of meeting, except under special circumstances, shall be at Noon; and if any Member shall move that the Council do adjourn, and if such motion be seconded, it shall be put to

the vote.

III. No Member shall absent himself from Council, without communicating to the Governor his inability to attend.

IV. As soon as Five Members, exclusive of the Governor, shall be present after the hour

ap. pointed for the Meeting of Council, the Governor shall take the Chair, and will direct the Clerk to read the Minutes of the last Meeting, which, having been approved or corrected if necessary, are to be confirmed by the Governor.

V. Should a Quorum of Members not be present at the expiration of Fifteen Minutes from the time for which the Council shall have been summoned on any particular day, the Meeting shall stand adjourned to Noon on the next following day, not being a Sunday or a Public Holiday-notice of the said adjournment to be sent by the Clerk to the Members.

VI. Any Member desiring the Minutes to be corrected, shall propose such correction imme diately after the Minutes are read, and such correction shall be forthwith admitted or rejected by the Council.

VII. A Book called "The Order Book", shall be kept by the Clerk, and therein shall be inserted a notice of all original Propositions, intended to be submitted by any Member through the Governor to the Council, in the order of priority of time at which the same shall have been transmitted. Measures proceeding originally from the Governor, need not be inserted in the Order Book.

VIII. With the exception of Questions of Privilege, which shall take precedence of all others, all business shall be taken in the order in which it appears in the Order Book; unless on motion made by permission of the Governor, and carried,-preference be given to any particular subject.

IX. The Governor shall preserve order, and decide on all disputed points of order. X. Every Motion or Amendment, except for adjournment, must be in writing, and must be seconded before it can be put to the vote.

XI. No Member shall be allowed to read any speech, but may obtain permission to introduce documentary matter.

XII. Every Member in discussing any question shall address the Governor; and should he wish to allude to the speech or opinion of any other Member, should avoid employing his name. Official Members may be designated by their appointments.

XIII. If two or more Members wish to speak at the same time, the Governor shall call on the one entitled in his opinion to pre-audience.

XIV. On any question being put, every Member present is required to give his vote in the dis- tinct terms. "Aye" or "No," beginning with the junior,-the Clerk minuting the vote of each mem- ber; after which the Governor shall declare the number of votes for and against the question.

XV. Any Member may protest in writing against any decision of the majority of the Council, provided he give notice of his intention immediately after such decision, and that such written Pro- test be delivered to the Clerk within Seven Days after such decision. It shall be competent to the majority of the Council to expunge any passage deemed offensive in such Protest..

XVI. The Members of Council shall have freedom of speech, and shall not at any time be questioned by Government for anything they have said therein.

XVII. In the general discussion, no Member shall be at liberty to speak more than once, except in explanation, or on the Clauses of an Ordinance in Committee.

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XX. At the First Reading of every Ordinance, the Clerk shall read the Title, and, immediately after, some day shall be appointed for the Second Reading. Except in cases of emergency, Ten days shall clapse between the first and second reading of an Ordinance.

XXI. The Draft of every Ordinance presented to the Council shall, after the first reading, unless otherwise ordered, be published in the next issue of the Government Gazette, with a notice fixing the date up to which observations thereon will be received by the Clerk of Councils; and a printed Copy of such Draft shall be furnished to each Member with convenient despatch.

XXII An Adjournment of the Discussion of any question may be moved at any time, and if seconded, may be adopted or not by the majority. -

XXIII. The Substance of every Amendment not in Committee shall be forwarded by the in- tended mover Three days before the second reading to the Clerk, and may, with the consent of the Governor, be introduced into the Ordinance. Amendments in Committee shall be similarly dealt with, save that they may be made during the discussion.

XXIV. No question can be put to the vote during the discussion of an Ordinance which is substantially the same as one on which the judgment of the Council has already been expressed, unless for the purpose of correcting an error, and with the consent of the Governor.

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I thereupon the Council shall go into Committee immediately on the Clauses of such Ordinance, shall appoint a future day for that purpose.

XXVI. It shall be competent for the Council, with the consent of the Governor, to appoint a cial

Pmittee for the purpose of examining into and reporting to the Council on the Clauses of

proposed Ordinance. On the Ordinance being committed or re-committed, the Committee shall - uss its several provisions, and any proposed amendments; and adjourn such discussions from ae to time, as occasion may require.

XXVII. In discussion in Committee, any Member may propose an amendment, but no amend- nts can be proposed upon an amendment under discussion.

XXVIII. After an Ordinance has been approved in Committee, the question to be put shall "That the Ordinance do pass?" and if the question be carried in the affirmative, the Clerk shall read Title only of the Ordinance.

XXIX. When any Ordinance shall be proposed whereby vested rights and interests of property will be

ably affected, due notice shall be given to all parties concerned by Notification in the rernment Gazette, One Month before the first reading of such Ordinance; and such Notification all appear at least Three times in the said Gazette; and before going into Committee on the said dinance, the same shall be published Three times in the said Gazette.

XXX. In cases of emergency, or where no amendments whatever, or only amendments of an nimportant nature, shall be proposed to be made to an Ordinance, it may be moved that the Stand- Rules relative to the reading and commitment of the Ordinance be suspended; and if adopted by Two-thirds of the Members present, and sanctioned by the Governor, it may be carried through its everal stages at one sitting.

CLERK OF COUNCILS.

XXXI. The Clerk shall read all matters brought before the Council. He shall keep a Journal in which shall be entered, in the order in which they occur, the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Council. XXXII. All existing and future Records and Papers, and all Papers heretofore, or hereafter to be laid before the Council, shall be deposited with the Clerk, who shall be responsible for the safe ustody thereof, and shall have all such Papers ready to be produced before the Council, whenever the same may be required by any Member; and such Papers, and the Order and Journal Books, shall be at all reasonable times open to the inspection and perusal of any Member.

PETITIONS.

XXXIII. Petitions may be presented to the Governor by any Member. immediately after the Chair is taken; and every Member presenting a Petition, shall satisfy himself that the Petition is respectful and deserving of presentation.

XXXIV. Any Member may move that such Petition be read, but in so doing he shall state the purport of the Petition, with his reasons for wishing it read, and the motion being seconded, the question may be put,-" Whether the Petition shall be read?"

PRIVATE RIGHTS.

XXXV. In any case where individual rights or interests of property may be peculiarly affected- by any proposed Ordinance, all Parties interested may, on motion made, seconded, and carried, be heard before the Council when in Committee on such Ordinance, either in person, or by their Advocate.

WITNESSES.

XXXVI When it is intended to examine any Witnesses, the Member, or the Petitioner, requiring such Witnesses, shall give in to the Clerk a list containing the Names and Residences of Fach Witnesses, at least Two Days before the day appointed for their examination.

-

XXXVII. The Evidence of every Witness shall be taken down by the Clerk and read over to the Witness, who may then desire any correction to be made; and in case no such correction shall be made, the evidence shall stand as given, and not be altered afterwards.

GENERALIA.

XXXVIII When any Number of Days are mentioned in the Standing Rules of the Council, the same shall be excluisve of Sundays and general Holidays.

XXXIX

Wherever the word "Governor" shall be used in these Standing Orders and Rules, the same shall be held to mean the Officer for the time administering the Government.

XL. The Standing Rules of the 7th March, 1845, are hereby rescinded.

Approved in Council, this 12th Day of July, 1858.

No. 29.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D.. Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent * British Trade in China, &c., &c., is pleased to direct that the annexed Returns of BRITISH TRADE at the Fast of ShangHae, during the Year ending 31st December, 1857, be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th July, 1858.

G. W. CAINE.

Jeny 17, 1858.]

The Honghong Government Gazette.

17

I thereupon the Council shall go into Committee immediately on the Clauses of such Ordinance, shall appoint a future day for that purpose.

XXVI. It shall be competent for the Council, with the consent of the Governor, to appoint a cial

Pmittee for the purpose of examining into and reporting to the Council on the Clauses of

proposed Ordinance. On the Ordinance being committed or re-committed, the Committee shall - uss its several provisions, and any proposed amendments; and adjourn such discussions from ae to time, as occasion may require.

XXVII. In discussion in Committee, any Member may propose an amendment, but no amend- nts can be proposed upon an amendment under discussion.

XXVIII. After an Ordinance has been approved in Committee, the question to be put shall "That the Ordinance do pass?" and if the question be carried in the affirmative, the Clerk shall read Title only of the Ordinance.

XXIX. When any Ordinance shall be proposed whereby vested rights and interests of property will be

ably affected, due notice shall be given to all parties concerned by Notification in the rernment Gazette, One Month before the first reading of such Ordinance; and such Notification all appear at least Three times in the said Gazette; and before going into Committee on the said dinance, the same shall be published Three times in the said Gazette.

XXX. In cases of emergency, or where no amendments whatever, or only amendments of an nimportant nature, shall be proposed to be made to an Ordinance, it may be moved that the Stand- Rules relative to the reading and commitment of the Ordinance be suspended; and if adopted by Two-thirds of the Members present, and sanctioned by the Governor, it may be carried through its everal stages at one sitting.

CLERK OF COUNCILS.

XXXI. The Clerk shall read all matters brought before the Council. He shall keep a Journal in which shall be entered, in the order in which they occur, the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Council. XXXII. All existing and future Records and Papers, and all Papers heretofore, or hereafter to be laid before the Council, shall be deposited with the Clerk, who shall be responsible for the safe ustody thereof, and shall have all such Papers ready to be produced before the Council, whenever the same may be required by any Member; and such Papers, and the Order and Journal Books, shall be at all reasonable times open to the inspection and perusal of any Member.

PETITIONS.

XXXIII. Petitions may be presented to the Governor by any Member. immediately after the Chair is taken; and every Member presenting a Petition, shall satisfy himself that the Petition is respectful and deserving of presentation.

XXXIV. Any Member may move that such Petition be read, but in so doing he shall state the purport of the Petition, with his reasons for wishing it read, and the motion being seconded, the question may be put,-" Whether the Petition shall be read?"

PRIVATE RIGHTS.

XXXV. In any case where individual rights or interests of property may be peculiarly affected- by any proposed Ordinance, all Parties interested may, on motion made, seconded, and carried, be heard before the Council when in Committee on such Ordinance, either in person, or by their Advocate.

WITNESSES.

XXXVI When it is intended to examine any Witnesses, the Member, or the Petitioner, requiring such Witnesses, shall give in to the Clerk a list containing the Names and Residences of Fach Witnesses, at least Two Days before the day appointed for their examination.

-

XXXVII. The Evidence of every Witness shall be taken down by the Clerk and read over to the Witness, who may then desire any correction to be made; and in case no such correction shall be made, the evidence shall stand as given, and not be altered afterwards.

GENERALIA.

XXXVIII When any Number of Days are mentioned in the Standing Rules of the Council, the same shall be excluisve of Sundays and general Holidays.

XXXIX

Wherever the word "Governor" shall be used in these Standing Orders and Rules, the same shall be held to mean the Officer for the time administering the Government.

XL. The Standing Rules of the 7th March, 1845, are hereby rescinded.

Approved in Council, this 12th Day of July, 1858.

No. 29.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D.. Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent * British Trade in China, &c., &c., is pleased to direct that the annexed Returns of BRITISH TRADE at the Fast of ShangHae, during the Year ending 31st December, 1857, be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th July, 1858.

G. W. CAINE.

SI

The Hongkong Government Gazettę.

[JULY 17, 1850

No

Rerens of Barisa Stirring at the Port of Shanguae, during the Year endol 31st December, 1857. ARRIVED.

DEPARTED.

No.

SHIP'S NAME,

DATE OF ENTRY.

TONNAGE.

FROM.

NATURE OF CARGO.

DATE OF CLEARANCE.

TONNAGE.

FOR.

NATURE OF CARGO.

IMPORTS.

1466

Inchinnan.

March 17

565

Manila

1502

Spray of the Ocean,

January 9

908

London

Ballast TeaSilk&Sundries

Taels m. c. c. 617 5 2 5

1511

Talavera,

7

"

437

Foochow

Tea

***

15:20

Erin (-tr.),

532

Hongkong

Silk

1525

Uncle Toin,

150

1526

Palmyra,

February 26

706

Amoy London

Sundries

TeaSilk&Sundries

1529

Princess Royal,

January 16

592

"

1530

Arrow,

15

252

"

Amoy

Sundries

1534

Ballarat,

10

"

713

Foochow

1535

Banshee,

5

456

Stik & Sundries Ballast

19

1536

Truro,

9

694

"

Amoy

1537

Crystal Palace,

In Return

Do.

Do.

Do.

February 19

494

Singapore

"

1539

Clarendon,

for 1856

January 21

850

Hongkong

1540

Forest Queen,

March 16

839

Liverpool

1541

Robert Small,

January 19

655

Amoy

TeaSilk&Sundries Ballast

1542

Ellen.

10

225

"

""

1544

Victory,

25

"

1545

Wild Flower,

"

478

1546

Crisis, .

16

401

+

1547

Sir James,

24

616

"

1548

Inkerman,

3

53

"

"

1549

Kate Carnie,

23

-549

19

1550

Emily Annina,

February 17

149

1551

Nimrod,

January 9

893

Singapore Ningpo Hongkong

19

1552

Napoleon III,.

January 2

1553

Foam,

"

1554

Remi (str.).

1555

Lady Mary Wood (str.),

1556

Pantaloon,

10

1557

Nile,

12

"

1558

Venilia,

12

**

1559

Kelso,

12

98

1560

Hellespont (str.),

13

156)

Pruth,

13

1562

Lammermuir,

13

"

24700222----

780

Hongkong

56

Ningpo

Rice Ballast

February 18

780

19

"

January 7

56

Ningpo

Re-exports

322

Hongkong

General

17

322

Hongkong

296

Sundries

February 7

296

184

Foochow

Firewood

20

184

"

Ningpo

763

Hongkong

Rice

January 23

763

Foochow

Ballast

674

24

"

674

Amoy

***

5:29

Latuan

Coala

March 16

529

Singapore

330

Hongkong

Sundries

January 16

330

Hongkong

382

London

General

February 24

382

Amoy

952

Singapore

23

952

Singapore

1563

Inkerman,

17

53

Ningpo

Sundries

January 20

53

Ningpo

1564

Gazelle,

19

212

New Zealand

Coas & Timber

March 28

212

Meibourne

1565

Pelican,

19

469

Liverpool

General

February 21

469

Foochow

1566

Herculean,

20

530

Hongkong

99

March 14

530

London

1567

Back River Packet,

20

264

Auroy

February 14

264

Hongkong

1568

Confucius,

24

511

Hongkong

March 23

511

London

1569

Albert Edward,

29

"

497

Swatow

1570

Samarang,

29

582

Hongkong

Sugar Rice

February 23

497

16

582

"

Manila Singapore

19

1571

Alchymist,

29

914

11

..

19

914

"

1572

General Windham,

31

651

March 13

651

London

1573

Challenger,.

February 5

174

1574

Wild Dayrell,

7

158

Formosa Hongkong

M

General

February 21

174

D

11

158

Amoy Foochow

*

1575

Elizabeth,

127

"

17

127

Amoy

Re-exports Ballast

"

1576

Sir Ralph Abercromby,

7

743

"

1577

Woodlark,.

7

203

Manila

1578

-Queen of May, .

10

314

Liverpool

Rice Sundries General

March

743

Hongkong

February 27

203

Manila

19

April 24

314

Foochow

1579

Hellespont (str.),

330

Hongkong

1580

Vivid,

12

70

29

Ningpo

Sundries Ballast

February 13

330

14

70

"

Hongkong Ningpo

1581

Remi (str.)

12

322

Amoy

General

18

322

"

Amoy

Sundries. Ballast Silk

Re-exports

"9

333 1 0 4 8,383 2 7 3 298 8 3 6

1582

Paousan,

13

40

Ningpo

Wood

20-

40

Ningpo

1583

Salsette,

16

624

"

1584

Biobio,

16

$82

Hongkong London

General

March 10

624

Foochow

Re-expt & S.dries Ballast

April

17

582

London

TeaSilk &Sundries]

"

1585

Erin (str.),

16

532

Hou kong

"

1586

Alma,

17

190

Melbourne

Sundries Balla-t

February 18

532

Hongkong

7 3 9 9

March 10

190

Melbourne

"

1587

Nymph,

* 17

400

Amoy

General

25

400

19

"

Amoy

1588

1483

Forerunner,

Joseph Fletcher,

20

130

Swatow

n

€72

Auckland

Sugar&Sundries) Ballast

3

130

"

"

"

672

Foochow

Sundries Tea & Sundries

102 0 2 4

Ningpo Foochow Liverpool Ningpo

99

Re-exports Ballast Tea & Silk Ballast Re-exports Sundries Ballast

TeaSilk&Sundries SilkTea&Sundries

Ballast

TeaSilk&Sundries Sundries

"

S.dries&Re-expts

Tea & Sundries Ballast

Tea & Silk Ballast TeaSilk&Sundries Ballast

Tea & Silk Ballast

Silk & Sundries

Tea

Ballast

61 5 6 0 5 4 8 4 1,449 5 9 3 6,292 9 0 4 1,025 5 7 0

8,171 8 4 7 2,534 6 4 8 149 9 0 4 40 3 9 2 9,068 5 5 0

...

23 3 7 8 2,329 8 2 5 281 2.7 0

***

1,733 5 5 5 29 5 6 3 8 6

626 3 7 7 6,190 4 9 8 1,258 6 5 4 11 8 8 0 42 1 2 0 10,443 2 3 0 8,290 5 0 5 1,162 7 8 0 612 8 7 8

55 9 9 1 796 5 0 0 1,504 4 8 0

- 492 0 3 6 6840 812 2 4 5 10,749 2 8 2

EXPORTS.

Taels m. c. c. 21.956 4 8 8 4,369 4 8 7 5,978 8 7 8 131 2 9 7 14,446 0 8 4 16,352 7 5 145 6 0 3 2,641 6 0 0

19,289 8 2 0

14,006 7 0 0

***

25 2 0 0

eta

4

368 3 7 5 4,367 8 5 0

***

3315 1 0 5 364 6 8 2 132 9 I 1 1 5 8 4 1,427 1 5 0 22,490 0 2 4 15,231 4 3 5

17,243 5 2 8

154 9 1 7 1,303 5 0 0

1980 5 5

17.918 1,220 3 1 6 1,900 4 5 0

--

36 0 0 0 3,092 3 0 0

DUTIES.

TONNAGE DUES.

Taels m. c. c. 454 0 0 0 109 2 5 0 266 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 353 0 0 0

126 0 0 0 178 2 5 0 232 5 0 0

247 0 0 0 419 5

112 50 2 5

200 5 0 0

5300 274 5 0 0 14 9 0 0

...

5600 161 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 92 0 0 0

264 5 0 0 165 0 0 0 191 0 0 0 476 0 0 0

5300 106 0 0 0 234 5 0 0 265 0 0 0 132 0 0 0 255 5 0 0 248 5 0 0

...

162 7 5 87 0 0 0 79 0 0 0 12 8 0 0 101 5 0 0 157 0 0 0 165 0 0 0 7000 161 0 0 0 4000

291 0 0 0 266 0 0 0 95 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 336 0 0 0

TOTAL.

Taels m. c. c.

23,028 0 1 3

4 478 7 3 7 6,306 4 3 8

i

151 7 8 1 14 799 0 8 4 17,802 1 6 8 6,564 5 0 7 | 2,819 8 5 0 1,258 0 7 0

8,418 8 4 7

22,243 9 6 8 149 9 0 4 312 5 0 0

42 8 9 2 23,275 7 5

28 6 7 8 2,629 5

296 1 7 0

5600 2,263 2 3 0 4,545 4 1 3

100 6 4 0

264 5 0 0

4,106 4 8 2 6,746 I 8 0 1,867 5 6 5 | 18 7 6 4 1,575 1 7 0 10.677 7 3 0 1 31,045 5 2 9

132 0 0 0 16,649 7 1 5 861 3 7 8

...

17,406 2 7 8

142 9 9 1 875 5 0 0 1,517 2 8 0

589 5 2 1

8,540 2 7 3 1,767 3 3 6

7 00 653 0 3 6 12 8 2 0

812 2 4 5

28 959 5 37

1,493 7 1 5

1,995 4 5 0

151 0 2 8 3,428 3 0 0-

“No. 1.—Reruns of Barrisu Suurriso, &c.,---Continued,

JULY 17, 1858.]

The Hongkong

Government Gazette,

ARRIVED.

·DEPARTED.

DUTIES.

No.

Ship's NAME.

DATE OF TONNAGE. ENTRY.

FROM.

NATURE OF

CARGO.

DATE OF CLEARANCE.

TONNAGE.

FOR.

NATURE OF

CARGO.

IMPORTS.

EXPORTS.

TONNAGE DUES.

TOTAL.

1590

Vivid,

February 23

1591

Alligator,

"

1592

Leonidas,

1593

Chieftain,

1594

Augusta,

24

1595

Rolla,

1596

Mary Weinholt,

"

1597

Lady Mary Wood (str.),.

March

1598

Pelican,

1599

Lanrick,

1600

Meteor (str.),

.1601

Pet,

1602

Chilena,

1603

Foam,

1604

Hellespont (str.),

1605

Phousan

"

1606

Water Witch,

99

1607

Rajah (str.),

99

1608

Erin (str.),

1609

Sea Star,

n

1610

Arrow,.

""

1611

Helen,

1612

Paousan,

"

.1613

Lark,

7

1614

Gem,

"

1615

Vivid,

1616

· Pet,

99

1617

Freak,

"9

1618-

Banshee,

19

1919

Lady Mary Wood (str.),

April

1620

North Star (str.).

n

1621

Gm,

1622

Wild Dayrell,

1623

Formosa (str.),

"

1624

Hellespont (str.),

"

1625

Shanghae (str.),

1626

Lark,

1627

Pruth,

1628

Forerunner,

1629

Brooksby,

1630

Gem,

"

1631

Earl of Hardwick,

"

1632

Water Witch,

"

1633

Lady Mary Wood (str.),

"

-1634

Vivid,

"9

'1635

Helen,

99

1636

Admiral Grenfell,

*******~~~~2~~6772====2323525-****-=887722♪nnga

70

Ningpo

Ballast

February 24

70

Ningpo

Re-export

197

Hongkong

General

March 2

197

Foochow

Taels m. c. c.

3,130 8 0 0

Taels m. c. c.

Taels m. c. c.

Tuels m. c. c.

...

697

Singapore

Rice, &c.

19

697

Singapore

Ballast

170 4 0 0

280

Hongkong

Chinese Cargo

280

"

Amoy

372

Swatow

24

164

Hongkong

Sundries

26

1,264

Rice

16

"

296

19

Sundries

"

469

Woosung

Ballast

10

99

283

Hongkong

General

229604

372

Sundries

164

423 6 4 2

7 150

9275

107 3 5 2

7 0 0

98 5 0 0

...

140 0 0.0

93 0 0 0

7000

3,229 3 0 0

170 4 0 0

563 6 4 2

105 9 1 8

41 0 0 0

207 5 0 2

166 1 9 3

19

1,264

Hongkong

Ballast

296

Tea & Sundries |

131 4 1 8

9,088 5 9 0

469

Foochow

Tea

5,169 5 7 5

283

Ningpo

Ballast

1,169 7 0 0

:

86

Sydney

Ballast

...

223

Sundries

21

233

Amoy

446

Liverpool

General

April 11

446

London

Tea & Silk

608 9 2 8

7,813 7 9 6

356 8 4 0 16,299 5 0 2

56

Ningpo

Ballast

March

56

Ningpo

Re-exports

330

Hongkong

Sundries

9

330

Hongkong

40

Ning po

Wood, &c.

14

40

"}

Ningpo

236

Hongkong

General

16

236

10

390

Sundries

13

390

n

Amoy

Hongkong

332

20

332

"

"9

16

590

Singapore

May

590

London

99

16

252

Amoy

"

April

1

252

Amoy

18

130

Swatow

.40

Ningpo

Sugar

Sundries

March 27

130

Ningpo 7

Tea & Silk Re-expts.&S.dries

Ballast

Silk

Silk & Sundries

TenSilk&Sundries]

Sundries

Ballast

650 8 0 4

17 1 5 4

1,199 1 0 0

4,627 8 5 0

1 0 8 0

233 0 0 0

5 6.0 0

165 0 0

4000

9,368 0 0 8 5 169 57 5 1,311 2 0 0

4

1,091 7 6 8 24,336 2 9 8

5 6 0 0 5,443 6 5 4

22 2 3 4

148 0 0 0

141 5.0 0

126 0 0.0

118 0 0 0

1,317 1 0 0

1,998 7 6 4

65 8 0 0

195 0 0 0

2,259 5 6 4

136 8 2 4

123 0 0

608 9 2 8

7.162 8 5 0 17,964 2 9 9

356 8 4

175 8 1 0

April

3

40

Sundries

8 280

14 6 6 0

50

50

"

"

99

Re-exports

25 8 9 7

29

March 27

29

"

"9

70

Ballast

26

70

"

"

99

39

223

Put back

from Sea

April

223

Amoy

Sundries

...

244

Siam

30

465

Swatow

Rice&Sapan Wood Sundries

11

244

Ballast

18 9 6 3

"

465

Sundries

"

"

296

Hongkong

296

"

Hongkong

Silk

1,162 2 7 8 21 4 1 0

306

Sydney

"

29

Ningpo

Cash & Treasure

158

Hongkong

Ballast

450

Sundries

n

330

112

Ballast

99

བ བ བ མ མ

20

14

15

50

Ningpo

Mats, &c.

23

382

Swatow

Sundries

May

130

Sugar & Cash

April 30

410

Amoy

Sundries

May

21

29

Ningpo

Sugar Cane

April

24

247

Hongkong

General

May

236

Amoy & Swatow]

Sugar &Tobacco

296

Hongkong

Ballast

April 29

70

Ningpo

29

"

130

Amoy

General

May

'324

South America.

Bul ast

15

99

1637

Paousan,

May

40,

Ningpo

19

"

1638

Gem,

29

"

1639

Lark,

50

"

1640

Fiery Cross,

686

"

1641

Lord of the Isles,

691

1642

Lanrick,

283

1643

Hellespont (str.),

·33')

1644

Formosa (str.),

9

450

"

1645

Shanghae (str.),

12

412

99

1646

Gem,

12

29

Ningpo

1617

Rolla,

13

164

Amoy

London

Hongkong

Sundries

General

Sundries

n

Bird'sNestsSugar Re-imports Sundries

16

16

"

"

19

>>

1648

Banshee,

13

465

""

"

1549

Vivid,

14

70

Ningpo

1650

Emily Annins,

14

$149

Swatow

Tin, &c.

Sundrica

CAREER **-**-241-22-2

29

158

Ningpo

Hongkong

Re-exports

...

Silk

450

Silk & Sundries

"

330

Foochow

814 7 3 9

282 7 7 8

1,380 8 0 0 22,734 6 5 2 4,437 7 2 4

- 112

Hongkong

Ballast

...

50

Ningpo

Re-exports

6

382

Amoy

Sundries

7 200

622 2 8 5

130

138 0 2 1

260 2 6 8

23 6 9 6

"

99

410

487 8 5 4

915 8 5 3

""

"

29

Ningpo

247

Amoy

Re-exports

Sundries

...

236

Ballast

4,527 7 1 0 435 2 9 5

58 6 3 8

...

296

Hongkong.

Silk & Sundries

8,706 7 1 0

6993

11,703 0 2 5

5 0 0 0

2900

7000

...

232 5 0

148 0 0 0

***

2900

79 0 0 0

225 0 0 0

165 0 0

5 0 0 0

191 0 0 0

13 0 0

0 0 0

7,565 6 7 4 18,134 9 9 9 1,091 7 6 8 188 8 1 0

26 9 4

30 8 9 7

290

7 0 0 0

18 9 6 3

1,401 7 7 1 11,872 4 3

1,459 8 0 0 23,774 3 9 1 4,885 5 0 2

---

·

12 2 0

1,403 7 0 7

4000

4,586 3 4 8 603 2 9 5

8,854 7 1 0

266 0 0 0

147 0 0 0

126 0 0 0

13 0 0 0

4 0 0 0

29 0 0

1,073 5 5 3

174 7 1 7

168 0 0 0

148 0 0 0

70

Ningpo

Ballast

130

Hongkong

Sundries

6 4 7 5

187 0 0 4

6 5 0 0

199 9 7 9

324

Ballast

40

Ningpo

29

8

50

"

686

Foochow

Ballast

691

Amoy

283

Hongkong

330

"

15

450

"

412

Amoy

16

29

162

Amoy

465

16

70

Ningpo

Ningpo

Re-exports

Silk & Sundries

Ballast

Re-exports Ballast

"

Re-exports

22 8 8 9

6,623 4 0 8. 4,097 2 1-6

· 397 6 7 0

272 4 6 0 1,231 9 6 3 74 1 6 0

88 1 4 2

1,620 5 7 8

4,949 1 2 2 13,761 5 3 3

149

Foochow

"

"

1651

Leonidas,

14

697

Amoy

28

677

"1

"

Amoy

Tea & Sundries Ballust

6 2 80

453 9 5 6

555 9 7 6

1,083 9 9 5

4000

1 8

5 0 0.0 299.5 0 0

345 5 0 0 141-5 0 0

165 0 0 0

225 0 0·0

206 0 0 0

2900

82 0.0 0

232 5 0 0

7000

14 9 0 0

348 5 0 0

4 0 0 0

1 8 0 0

27 8 8 9

6,922 9 0 8 4,442 7 1 6

539 1.7 0 5,386 5 8 2 15,218 4 9.6

280 6 0

91 0 4 2

82 0 0 0

1,853 0 7 8

13 2 8

1,024 8 3 2 1,432 4 9 ō

19

20

The Hongkong Government Gazette,

[JULY 17, 1858.

No. 1.-RETURNS of BRITISH SHIPPING, &c.,—Continued.

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED.

No.

SHIP'S NAME.

DATE OF ENTRY.

TONNAGE

FROM.

NATURE OF CARGO.

DATE OF CLEARANCE.

TONNAGE.

FOR.

NATURE OF CARGO.

IMPORTS.

16.52

Spirit of the Age,

May

15

16

1653

Vindex,

"

18

1654

Augusta,

20

1655

Shelomith,

39

1656

Lady Mary Wood (str.),

19

26

1657

Lark,

1658

V.rid,

1659

Harriet Armitage,.

-9

1660

Gem,

39

1661

Viscount Sanderson,

99

1662

Pet,

29

1663

Louisa

دو

29

1664

Chrysolite,

1665

Arrow,

"

1666

Freak,

June

1667

Cou tess of Seafield,

"

1663

Formosa (str.).

1669

Sir Jaines,

19

1670

Shanghae (str).

19

1671

Hellespont (str.),'.

"

1672

Gem,

1673

Wild Dayrell,

1674

Prince Alfred, .

1675

Mirage,

21

1676

Lark,

"

1677

Robin Hood,

19

1678

Menc'a',

"

1679

Versailles,

"

1680

Emma,.

"

1681

Zphyr,

1682

1683

Charlotte Jane,

Lammermuir,

1684

Samarang,

22-83882383333--~~~~◄∞∞∞---23

736

London

General

May

26

736

Foochow

Ballast

Tuels m. e. c. 10,788 6 5 0

179

Hongkong

Sundries

16

179

Hongkong

372

Swatow

Sugar & Sundries June

1

372

Amoy

Sundries

816

Calcutta

296

Hongkong

Rice & Rattane Ballast

816

Singapore

Ballast

"

May

29

296

Hongkong

50

Ningpo

Spars & Planks

30

50

Ningpo

Silk & Sundries Re-exports

""

70

Ballast

27

70

59

199

London

General

June

6

199

Amoy

29

Ningpo

Sugar & Oil

May

30

29

Ningpo

510

New Zealand

Timber & Potatoes

June

9

540

Amoy

223

Amoy

Sundries

12

223

"

270

270

"

27

471

Hongkong

July

17

471

London

252

Swatow

June

10

252

Foochow

19

244

244

Formosa

Amoy

"

492

London

450

Hongkong

General Sundries

19

492

"

15

450

Hongkong

646

Ningpo

Bilast

July

9

616

London

412

Hongkong

General

Juue

12

412

Aшoy

330

Sundries

330

19

99.

29

Ningpo

Ballast

29

Ningpo

"

158

Hongkong

Sugar & Cash

6

158

Amoy

Re-exports Ballast

931

Singapore

Straits Produce

September5

931

Manila

718

Liverpool

General

August 11

718

London

Te Silk&Sundries

50

Ningpo

Timber

June

13

50

Ningpo

Re-exports

852

Hongkong

General

August 5

852

London

5:9

Liverpool

November25

509

620

August 28

620

Amoy

110

Amoy

Sugar & Sundrice

June

15

110

Niugpo

Ballast Re-exporta

61 4 9 2 1,788 4 1 1 13,050 0 9 4 28 8 0 4,904 2 7 5 6.873 1 7 2 7,039 8 8 0

10

148

Foochow

10

148

Foochow

Sundries

10

729

London

General

July

729

Ainoy

4,307 6 0 6

1.

952

Singapore

Sundries

September 29

952

London

TeaSilk & Sundries

1,150 9 6 0

582

Straits Produce

"

August 17

532

Singapore

Ballast

13

173

Formosa

Sundries

June

20

173

Amoy

1685

Brothers,

99

15

29

1686

Gem,

Ningpo

Ballast

16

29

Ningpo

19

39

15

179

1687

Vindex,

Hongkong

Sugar & Cush

16

179

Amoy

"

1688

Woodlark,

15

203

Manila

Sundries

July

20

203

Manila

Sundries

1,010 4 9 7

16

477

1689

Julia,

Liverpool

General

29

477

London

TeaSilk & Sundries

7,570 4 9 2

"

"

16

283

1690

Lanrick,

Hongkong

Sundries

June

22

283

Hongkong

Silk & Sundries

1,447 2 0 2

#

1691

Forerunner,

18

130

Amoy

Sugar & Cash

23

130

Amoy

322 8 0 3

19

"

19

382

1692

Pruth,

14

1693

Waverley,

20

444

Singapore

Sundries Rice

July

11

382

800 5 4 6

"9

11

444

"

"

1694

Malacca,

20

669

Straits Product

August 17

669

Foochow

19

99

22

144

1695

Hazard,

"

1696

Lay Mary Wood, (str.)

24

296

Amoy Hongkong

Sugar

July

2

144

Amoy

General

June

30

296

Hongkong

Sundries Ballast

1,045 0 0 8. 250 2 3 6

59

1697

Water Witch,

24

236

Swatow

Sundries

July

2

236

Amoy

"

1698

New Margaret,

26

411

Sugar & Sundries

21

411

*

1699

Francis,

26

302

Amoy

General

10

302

"

"

1700

Lark,

27

60

Ningpo

Spars & Planks

50

Ningpo

19

1701

Hellespont (str.)

July

330

Hongkong

Sundries

330

Hongkong

1702

Lord of the Isles,

691

Amoy

August 24

691

London

"

1703

Cowasjee Family,

327

Singapore

July

11

327

Amoy

19

1704

Crystal Palace,

494

"

August 8

494

1705

Merrie England,

"

1,054

Hongkong

Rice

4

1,054

Point de Galle

"

50

1706

Lark,

Ningpo

Timber

July

16

50

Ningpo

1707

Challenger,

14

698

London

General

August 4

693

London

1708

Shanghae, (str.)

14

412

Hongkong

Sundries

July

15

412

Hongkong

"

1709

Neva,

15

90

"

Liverpool

General

24

90

1710

Will' Dayrell,

15

158

Hongkong

Sundries

1711

Louisa,

16

272

Ainoy

- 1712 1713

Wild Wave,

16

159

16

465

Banshee,

Singaporo Amoy

Sugar

*****

17

158

Amoy

24

272

"

22

159

29

465

Foochow Amoy

Silk

Ballast

226 4 7 6 590 6 6 1 1,420 3 8 0

Ballast

"

Sundries. Ballast

Tea & Silk Tea & Sundries Sundries

TeaSilk&Sundries

99

Sundries Sundries

TeaSilk&Sundries

n

Ballast

Sundries

Ballast

Re-exports

Silk TeaSilk & Sundries

Ballast

19

Ro-exports Tea & Silk

Silk & Sundries Sundries

Ballast

863 8 1 7 65 6 9 8 177 8 9 3

2 2 6 8

2,310 2 5 0

7 4 4 5 37 8 0 0

EXPORTS.

DUTIES.

Taels m. c. C.

106 3 0 6 2,921 8 1 2

...

TONNAGE DUes.

TOTAL.

Taels m. c. c. 368 0 0 0

186 0 0 0

148 0 0

5000 7000

99 5 0 0 2900 270 0 0 0

1,874 9 1 1.

99 1 8 4 26,061 0 7 6 856 57 5

235 5 0 0 126 0 0 0 122 0 0 0

551 5 0 9 269 6 6 2 4,830 3 1 6 224 4 5 0 550 50 217 9 2 8

674 9 3 4 240 5 3 3

89 5 5 0

648 3 7 9 797 6 0 2 173 3 5 4 3 24 0 852 6 8 8 1,162 0 7 5 646 1 2 3 369

79 1620

5,568 3 3 1

244 0 8 0 1,785 0 7 7

...

4 7 5 5 327 7 7 3 14,186 0 1 4 12,691 6 9 4 12 0 0 5 176 1 5 6

...

...

27,547 4 7 3

33,781 3 9 7 11,485 3 0 0

146 6 6 5 108 8 2 7 29,151 1 4 1

:::

...

12,264 3 0 0 22,018 0 4 0

***

33 459 1 5 7 12,982 4 8 1 10 9 4 4

246 0 0 0 225 0 0 0 161 0 0 0 206 0 0 0 165 0 0 0 2900 79 0 0 0 465 5 0 0 359 0 0 0 5000

426 0 0 0 254 5.0 0 310 0 0 0 14 8 0 0 364 5 0 0 476 0 0 0 291 0 0 0

39 5 0 0

283 5 0 0 141 5 0 13 0 0 0 191 0 0 0 334 5 0 0 14 4 0 0

118 0 0 0 265 5 0

5 0 0 0 165 0 0 0 345 5 0 0 163 5 0 0 247 0 0 0

5 0 0 0 349 0 0 0 206 0 0 0 9000

Taels m. c. E. 11,156 6 5

1,156 1 2 3 65 6 9 8 3,247 7 0 5 7 268 7 0 0 0 2,439 7 5 0 10 3 4 5 307 8 0 0 99 1 8 4

23.171 4 8 6 1,534 0 8 4

$96 4

7

5,404 0 8 9 14,635 4 6 4 12,852 6 9 4 768 8 5 5 559 0 8 4 2900 140 4 9 2 2253 9 1 1 40,966 5 6 7

7 8 8 0 39,111 6 7 2 18,612 9 7 2 7,319 8 8 0

161 4 6 5 4,780 9 3 3 30,778 1 0 1

965 9 3 4 240 5 3 3

129 0 5 0 1.375 2 2 1 28,380 2 1 4 1.898 7 9 6 335 8 0

1,180 5 4 6 1,453 0 4 4 316 6 2 7

766 3 7 9

1,003 1 0 2

173 3 5 4 8240

13,281 9 8 8 23,525 6 1 5

809 6 2 3 616 5 7 9

...

6 620

39,376 4 8 8 13,432 5 6 1 1,805 0 2 1

226-4 7 6

1,270 1 6 1 1,652 8 8 0

1

1

!

364 7 2 4 20,571 2 2 2 310

9 4

189 0 0 0 73 5 3 6 51 9 9 1

600 0 0 0

79 5 0 0 232 5 0 0

"

"

17, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazettę.

21

DUTIES.

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED.

No.

-Ship‍'s NAME.

DATE OF TONNAGE, ENTRY.

FROM.

ATURE OF CANGO.

DATK OF CLEARANCE.

FOR.

1714

Sir Isaac Newton,

July

16

1715

Bacchante,

17

1716

Rory O' More...

18

1717

Sabina,

1718

John Taylor,

1719

Sea Witch,

"

1720

Rolla,

1721

Bengal,

1722

Magdalence,

1723

Paousan,

1724

Vindex,

1725

Form (str.)

24

1726

Kimatah,

1727

Lanrick,

"

1728

Harriet Armitage,

1729

Freak,

"

1730

Nova Bella,

1731

Alice,

1732

Augusta,

1733

Vivid,

1734

Gem,

1735

Emily Annina,

1736

Assyrian,

1737

Admiral Grenfell,

1738

Lark,

1739

Statesman,

1740

Hellespont,

1741

Brothers,

22222228287283a~~h~~~a223mm.

406

Cardiff

Coals

August 14

406

Manila

Ballast

NATURE OF

CARGO.

IMPORTS.

Tuels m.c.co

...

EXPORTS.

TONNAGE DUES.

Taels m. c. G.

Tuela m. c. c.

203 0 0 0

717

Liverpool

General

29

7.7

Akyab

9,012 6 0 2

358 5 0 0

TOTAL.

Tuels m, c. c.

203 0 0 0 9,371 1 0 2

99

295

Siam

Rice

14

295

Ningpo

"9

310

Hongkong

Sundries

20

310

Ilongkong

1,011 4 1 6

***

787

Sydney

|Coals LeadS.dries

October 14

787

Liverpool

Tea

336

Hongkong

Sundries

August 31

336

Dublin

164

Amoy

3

164

Amoy

Ballast

595 3 4 2

1,172 5 9 8 127 6 4 0

17.852 6 0 0 7,737 4 0 0

155 0 0 0

393 0 0

168 0 0 0

82 0 0 0

1 166 4 1 6 18 841 4 4 2

...

19

846

Honkong

Rice

17

846

Hongkong

19

"

324

Singapore

Straits Produce

October 5

324

Singapore

Sundries

850 6 0 0

40

Ningpo

Bean Cake

July

30

40

Ningpo

17 6 4 0

178 4 7 2

· 14 5 6 8

179

Hongkong

Sundries

25

179

Amoy

Biliast

"

450

99

39

30

450

Hongkong

Silk & Sundries

12 6 0 0

3,833 0 1 6

162 0 0 0

4000

89 500

225 0 0 0

"

24

85

Ningpo

31

85

Ningpo

Ballast

38 1 0 0

8 5 0 0

"

"

25

283

Hongkong

29

283

"

Hongkong

Silk

819 9 8 0

1,789 4 0 0

141 5 0 0

199

Amoy

Sugar & Sundries

August 8

199

Amoy

Sundries

581 5 8 9

49 1 7 2

99 5 0 0

244

Swatow

26

244

Ningpo

Ballast

494 1 2 4

122 0 0 0

"

99

391

London

122 ·

Macao

Coals

Sundries

31

391

Liverpool

Tea & Sundrie› |

8,679 1 7 5

195 5 0 0

July

30

122

Ningpo

Ro-exports

243 0 6 8

12 2 0 0

372

Swatow

August 10

372

Ballast

970 7 4 3

92

70

N.ngpo

Bea Cake

July

28

70

- 29

Sundries

31

29

Re-exports

39 1 0 3

186 0 0 0

7 0 0 0

2.9 0 0

9,077 9 9 8 209 6 4 0

1,191 0 7 2 36 2 0 8

89 5 0 0

4,070 6 1 6

46 6 0 6

2,750 8 8 0

730 2 6 1 616 1 2 4

8,874 6 7 5 225 2 6 8

1,156 7 4 3

7000

42 0 0 3

...

"

"

149

Amoy

"

in Port

655

London

General

September 12

555

London

Tea Silk Sundrie

7,964 4 4 9

23,510 8 7 5

324

Hongkong

Sugar &Sundries

19

324

Kings.on

Tea

"

50

Ningpo

Pea Cake

August 5

50

Ningpo

Re-exports

405

S.pore&Swatow

Sundries

October 3

405

Amoy

Sundries

941 9 7 1

23 5 2 9

807 8 5 9

330

Hongkong

"

173

Sea

1742

Eagle (Lorcha.)

August 1

131

Foochow

Ballast

Wood

August 19

330

Hongkong

Silk & Sundrier

312 6 5 4

5,542 3 7 5

298.9 8

955 1 0

277 5 0 0

162 0 0 0

31.692 8 2 4

5000

202 5 0 0

·165 0 0 0

September15

173

Amoy

Ballast

240 5 3 3

August 31

131

Ningpo

25 2 1 8

"

1743

Camelia,

408

Amoy

Sundries

October 11

408

Amoy

1744

Euphrates,

457

Hongkong

23

457

39

19

1745

Lockett,

576

93

"

"9

August 31

576

Sundries

99

Ballast

983 5 8 2

405 2 4 8

413 3 9 4

337 8 5 5

204 0 0 0

228 5 0 0

6,646 3 4 6 28 5 2 9

1.309 3 4 8 1,432 7 5 9

240 5 3 3

25 2 1 8

1,592 8 3 0 979 7 4 9

1746

Adelaide,

285

Amoy

Sugar & Sundries

October 22

285

Sundries

239 3 1 5

266 8 3 3

506 1 4 8

"

1747

Paradise,

521

MaCao

9

521

665 9 3 3

525 3 7 1

260 5 0 0

1,451 8 0 4

99

99

1748

Remi (str.)

ST

322

Hongkong

Sundries

August B

322

Hongkong

1749

Africa,

515

Bangkok

General

December 2

515

Amoy

Silk & Sundries Sundries

12 6 0 6

1,292 7 2 3

18,101 3 2 5

161 0 0 0

480 8 4 4

257 5 0 0

18,275 9 3 1 2,031 0 6 7

"

1750

Erin,

42

Ningpo

Ballast

August 7

42

Ningpo

Re-exports

"

1751

Gem,

10.

29

Peas

12

29

...

"

n

"

"1

1752

Kimafah,

10

85

99

1753

Cornwall,

10

580

Hongkong

99

1764

Nora,

11

165

Macao

Sundries

Rice

Sundries

18

85

19

25

580

Hongkong

Ballast

"

24

165

Ningpo

Re-exports

17 8 1 1

***

666 6 1 7

...

2900

8500

"

"

1755

Wild Wave,

12

159

Foochow

September 3

159

Foochow

Sundries

280 4 4 0

1756

Wynaud,

13

521

Hongkong

General

October 24

521

Tea & Sundrie

700 4 5 6

4100

6,606 9 2 5

82 5 0 0

79 5 0·0

2900

26 3 1 1

...

749 1 1 7

364 0 4 0

9)

1757

Alligator,

13

197

Macao

Sundries

September 5

197

Ningpo

Baliast

296 4 3 5

260 5 0 0

98 5 0 0

7,567 8 8 1

1758

Tasmania,

13

1194

Hongkong

Rice & Sugar

II

1.194

Amoy

175 8 2 4

"

"

1759

Vivid,

14

70

Ningpo

Sugar

August 17

70

Ningpo

Re-exports

35 2 8 0

99

1780-

Cadiz (str.)

"

1761

Wellingtou,

15

1762

Martha Howes,

"

1763

Friar Tuck,

"9

1764

Countess of Seafield,

1765

Celestial,

"

1766

Courser,

"

1767

Kelso,

1768

Blackburn,

21

1769

Wild Dayrell,

21

1770:

Miem.

**1771

Vivid,

1772

W.T. Lewis,

1773

Pel,

1774

Masdeu,

1775

Gew,

=PAR=2287¬#2a887

14

481

Hongkong

Sundries

September 1

481

Hongkong

470

- Rice& Sundries]

470

Ningpo

Silk & Sundries Ballast

155 6 3 5

12,447 8 5 0

15

446

Amoy

General

23

446

Sundries

68 8 9 8

211 3 5 9

"

15

662

London

Cuals

November 25

662

'London

Tea Silk Sundrie

18

493

Swatow

General

October 28

493

1,148 3 5 1

74 2 8 6

18,169 7 4 7 15,640 0 6 7

99

19

494

Formosa

Rice, &c.

August 28

494

Amoy

Sundries

19

2:27

Bonbay

Sundries

21

227

Ballast

99

20.

529

Foochow

Sugar& Sundrie-September16

529

Foochow

21 9 1 5

295 7 5 0

1,844 5 3 7

25 9 2 8

123 5 0 0

113 5 0 0

261 5 0 0

་-་

953

Hongkong

Bice, CopperCashOctober 5

953

London

Tea Silk Sundries

34,313 2 7 0

238 2 5 0

$158

Sundries

"

August 24

"158

Foochow

Ballast

1,000 0.0 0

79 0 0 0

29

Ningpo

Ballast

24

29

Ningpo

Re-exports

2:9 0 0

70

256

223

218

Foochow

· 19

Hongkong

Amoy

"

24

70

Ba last

"

General

Ballast

October 3.

256

Amoy

September 7

223

"1

Spars, &c.

In Port.

29

Ningpo

Ballast

1

29

Ningpo

Sundries

Ballast

3369 8 7 8

771 6 8 9

321 2 53

128 0 0 0

111 5 0 0

Re-exports

2.900

7000

240 0 0 0

331 0 0 0

246 5 0 0

394 9 3 5

175 8 2 4

42 2 8.0

12,843 9 8 5

68 8 9 8

285 6 4 5 18,500 7 4 7 17,934 9 1 8

171 3 4 3

409 2 5 0

2.109 0 3 7

34,551 5-20 1,079 0 0 0 2900

1.019 1 3 3

883 1 8 9

2900

"9

22

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[JULY 17, 185

No. 1.—RETURN of BRITISH Spirring, &c.,—Continued,

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED.

No.

SHIP'S NAME.

DATE OF ENTRY.

TONNAGE.

FROM.

NATURE OF CARGO..

DATE OF CLEARANCE.

TONNAGE.

FOR.

NATURE OF CARGO.

IMPORTS.

1776

Remi (str.)

September 4

322

Hongkong

Sugar & Sundries September 16

322

Hongkong

1777

Fontabelle,

337

London

General

November 20

337

London

Silk & Sundrie Ten Silk Sundries

1778

Vivid,

4

19

70

Ningpo

Bal'ast

September 5

70

Ningpo

1779

Lady Amherst,

+

421

Singapore

Rice

November 3

421

Amoy

1780

Smyrna,

7

240

Hongkong

Sugar & Sundries

October 5

240

Hongkong

Re-xports Ballast

Sundries

1781

Colingsburgh,

9

474

London

General

December 5

474

London

Tea Silk Sundries

1782

Lady Hodgkinson,

10

"

823

Hongkong

Sundries

November 5

823

150 1 4 6 382 1 5 4 32 4 0 0 1.774 1 6 1

"

1783

Queensberry,

14

29

635

London

General

3

635

1784

Lanrick,

14

283

39

Hongkong

Sugar & Sundries September 19

283

Singapore Foochow

Ballast

9,931 9 8 6

Sundries

623 9 2 3

1785

Banshee,

14

465

19

Amoy

Sugar

1786

Acastus,

14

JJ

456

Singapore

Rice & Sundries

October 7 15

465

Amoy

Baltast

1,467 7 2 0

456

Ningpo

1787

Pruth,

14

39

382

Amoy

Sugar & Sundries December 8

382

London

1788

Pride of the Ocean,

14

"9

1,279

Hongkong

Coals

October 24

1,279

Hongkong

Tea SilkRe-expts. Ballast

215 0 3 4 785 1 4 0 1,856 2 9 4

1789

Pantaloon,

14

"

184

Ningpo

Bal ast

15

184

Ningpo

8 6 4 0,

1790

Waverley,

14

13

731

Singapore

Straits Produce

20

731

Amoy

1791

Geelong.

15

396

Sundries

November 10

396

Swatow

"

Sundries

"

1792

Canton Carpenter,

17

"9

213

Amoy

October 30

213

Amoy

1793

John Chism,

17

"

797

Liverpool

Coals

December 26

797

London

1794

Water Witch,

17

236

Swatow

General

September 29

236

Hongkong

"

1795

Beverley,

17

"

462

London& H.kong

Coals

October 22

462

Amoy

Ten Silk Sundries) Ballast Sundries

1,763 9 3 1 1,014 8 9 2 31 3 7 7 427 0 2 8

1796

Hellespont, (str.)

18

59

330

Hongkong

Sundries

Sentember29

330

Hongkong

1,437 6 3 5

1797

Harkaway,

19

99

898

Auckland

Ballast

In Port.

1798

Norna,

21

""

613

Hongkong

Sundries

September 26

613

Hongkong

Silk & Sundries|

1799

Maggie,

22

335

Cardiff

Coals & Stores

November 14

335

Liverpool

Teu Silk Sundries

"9

1800

Lark,

24

50

"

Ningpo

Timber

October 3

50

Ningpo

Re-exports

1801

Vivid,

24

70

Ballast

September26

70

"

1802

Alice,

25

122

Macao

Sugar & Sundries

October 1

122

Macho

1803

William,

26

""

703

Hongkong

General

November 21

703

Amoy

Sundries Ballast

133 8 4 5 9 2 8 8 265 0 8 5

2.295 1 6 0

1804

Sophia,

29

295

Singapore

Sundries

9

295

19

"

895 4 8 0

1805

Elizabeth Ross,

30

"

158

Formosa

SugarCopperCash October 13

158

Sundries

243 5 9 9

1806

Ameer,

October 2

459

Singapore

Rice & Sundries November 9

459

"

1807

Roebuck,

"

454

Newcastle

Coals

14

"

454

1808

Aden (str.)

"

507

H.kong & Amoy

Sundries

October 7

507

Mauritius Hongkong

Ballast

Silk & Sundries

216 3 3 2

1809

Cambalu,

499

99

Liverpool

General

In Port.

1810

Hoang Ho,

594

Coals

November 13

594

Bangkok

Sundries

"

"

1811

New Margaret,

411

29

Amoy

SugarCopperCash October 22

411

Amuy

1812

Harriet Armitage,

199

19

Sugar & Sundries

31

"

199

Hongkong

1813

Charlotte Jane,

"

729

November 9

729

46

Singapore

Tea & Sundries Ballast

1814

Isabella Hercus,

569

London

19

1815

Gein,

12

29

"9

Ningpo

1816

Vivid,

12

70

General Spars Ballast

19

569

"

October 14

29

Ningpo

13

"

70

"

""

1817

Macassar,

15

456

Macassar

Sundries

November 7

455

""

1818

Lark,

17

50

Ningpo

Wood & Store

October 23

50

1819

1820

Hellespont (str.)

20

330

Hongkong

CopperCash8.dries

23

330

""

Vindex,

24

20

179

""

179

99

"9

1821

L.M. Wood (str.)

21

296

Sundries

23

"

296

"

"2

Hongkong

18.2

Chebucto,

21

408

Macao

General

November 3

408

Amoy

"

1823

Augusta,

21

372

Swatow

Sundries

14

22

372

""

"

1824

Norwood,

21

849

Hongkong

1825

Victor Emmanuel,

99

21

955

Calcutta

39.

1826

Woodlark,

21

203

Manila

Rice

19

Sundries

21

849

Hongkong

""

December 2

955

"

November

203

"

39

1827

Gem,

23

29

39

Ningpo

Copper Cash

October 26

29

Ningpo

1828

Vivid,

28

70

Ballast

29

**

70

"

"

1829

Storm,

30

November 27

545

Singapore

"

1830

Remi,

30

322

"3

Hongkong

Sundries

23

322

Hongkong

1831

Kimafah,

November 2

1832

Laurick,

"

1833

Abdul Medjid,

""

1834

Bangkok,

+1

1885

Strathmore,

"

1836

Berengaria,

"

1837

Tubal Cain,

(2222224

85

Ningpo

Sugar & Sundries

9

85

Ningpo

283

Hongkong

Rice Sundries

283

Foochow

399

London

General

December 29

399

Swatow

310

Amoy

450

Liverpool

Sundries

Coals

310

"

Amoy

21

"

450

London

421

Hongkong

14

421

"

Amoy

99

179

22

"

Sugar & Sundries

31

179

Hongkong

351 1 7 2

Amoy Ningpo Hongkong Amoy

Re-exports Coals Sundries Re-exports Suudries

Silk, &c. Sundries Ballast

Sundries Ballast Re-exports Sundries

Tea Silk Sundries] Re-exports Tea

Sundries

TeaSilk Re-expts. Sundries Tea

Taels m. c. c. 160 3 1 6 8,550 2 3 0

400 1 0 4

608 0 8 0 630 2 0 2 1.096 2 5 3 4,480 7 2 0

5 1 4 4 1,363 1 8 5

13 4 4 6 391 5 2 6 106 2 4 0 1,363 9 2 7

483 4 2 0 47 5 1 1 454 7 3 2 8,143 3 7 0

EXPORTS.

DUTIES.

Tarls m. c. c. 11,836 9 1 0 11,582 6 8 0

148 0 0 3 11,977 8 6 6 28,101 8 1 5

#404 4 169 2 7 4

12,610 3 8 8

57 96 526 4 8 3 1,256 5 6 5

...

8 37 2 12 0 0 [2,602 8 6 4 47 1 2 4 11,950 8 8 0 71 4 6 0

173 2 8 2 10,640 4 6 5

796 2 517 0 7 7 357 7 1 1 12,629 0 0 0 806 7 1 7 219 0 5 0

TONNAGE DUES.

Taels m. c. c. 161·0 0 0 168 5 0 0 7 0 0 0 120 0 0 0 237 0 0 0 411 5 0 0 317 5 0 0. 141 5 0 0 232 5 0 0 114 0 0 0 191 0 0 0 639 5 0 0 92 0 0 0 365 5 0 0 198 0 0 0 106 5 0 0 398 5 0 0 118 0 0 0 231 0 0 0 165 0 0 0

306 5 0 0 167 5 0 0 5000 7000 12 2 0 0 175 7 5 0 147 5 0 0 79 0 0 0 229 5 0 0 253 5 0 0

297 0 0 0 205 5 0 0 99 5 0 0 364 5 0 0 284 5 0 0 2900 7 0 0 0 228 0 0 0 500

165 0 0 0

89 5 0 0 148 0 0 204 0 0 0 186 0 0 0

7 0 0 0 272 5 0 0 161 0 0 0 8500 141 5 0 0 199 5 0 0 155 0 0 0 225 0 0 0 210 5 0 0

89 5 0 0

TOTAL.

Turls m. c. c. 12,158 2 7 Y

20,301 4 1 0

7000

150 1 4 6 650 1 5 7 12,247 2 6 6 30,287 4 7 6 10,249 4 8 6 765 4 2 3 1,700 2 2 0

329 0 3 4 8,874 3 0 4 2,495 7 9 4

100 6 4 0 2,129 4 3 1 1,483 1 3 7

409 6 3 9- 22,445 2 5 7

545 0 2 8 1,075 7 0 0 2,229 7 9 3.

12,536 8 6 8 7,147 3 9 6

14 2 8 8

7 0 0 0 644 4 7 5 2,470 9 1 0 1,042 9 8 0 356 6 4 3 798 8 7 8 13,110 2 2 0

302 7 9 6 1,340 0 6 3

1,986 2 67 1,460 7 5 3 4,765 2 2 0

8044 7000

1,599 5 5 7 31 0 4 6: 3,177 3 9.0

242 8 6 4 13,462 8 0,7 1,571 8 0 3 1,369 3 2 4

A

:

759 3 5 3:

7000 445 7 8 2 11,248 8 8 5

56 0 1 K 1.302 4 8 2 8,859 9 4 7

512 7 FT

12,854 0 0 0 1,017 2 1 7

689 7 2 2-

7,898 2 0 0

270 2 4 5 271 7 6 2 22,046 7 5 7

844 7 0 0 627 1 5 8 12,099 5 2 3 6,977 8 9 6

367 1 9 0

...

1.296 3 4 3

1,183 3 2 4

*637 0 4 5

20 8 0 8

101 5 0 0

...

July 17, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government · Gazette.

ARRIVED,

DEPARTED.

No.

Soir's NAMR.

DATK OF

TONNAGE.

ENTRY,

FROM.

NATURE Or

CAROO.

DATE OF CLEARANCE.

TONNAGE,

FOR.

NATURE OF

CARGO.

IMPORTS.

1838

Ganges (str.)

1839

Vivid,

October 6 November 6

1840

Inkerman,

"

1841

Aerolite,

99

1842

Rosina,

13

1843

Sir F.W. Williams,

16

"

1844

Menam,

16

»

1845

Lemuella,

18

93566699

1742

70

Hongkong

Ningpo

Sundries

November 7

742

Hongkong

· Ballast

70

53

"

""

"

""

Ningpo

Silk & Sundrie Sundries

Taels m. c. c. 1,288 1-74

13*

53

"

Taels m. c.c. 15,615 5 3 4 41 1 8 4

2160

911

75

Liverpool

Ningpo

869

Hobart Town

Coals

Ballast

Iron

In Port.

...

December 8

75

Ningpo

Ballast

19

869

London

Tea & Silk

"

472

Hongkong

Sundries

17

472

5 4 0 0 1,582 7 1 4

"?

23,808 6 5 0 11,652 0 0

EXPORTS.

DUTIES.

TONNAGE DUES.

·

Tales m. c. c. 371 0 0 0

7

5 3

0 0

434 5 0 0

236 0 0

TOTAL.

Tales m. c c.

17,247 7 0 8 48 1 8 4

7460

24.248 5 5 0 13 470 7 1 4

403

Sugar & Sundries In Port.

...

1846

Wild Wave,

18

159

Foochow

Tea & Sundries November 27

159

Foochow

Sundries

9 9 7 5

"

1847

Hellespont (str.)

18

330

Hongkong

Sundries

21

330

"

Hongkong

Tea SilkS undries

1,075 7 8 1

1843

Alice,

18

122

Macao

Sugar & Sundries

28

122

Silk & Sundries

373,5 4 6

""

"

1849

Solent,

19

- 732

New Zealand

Coals

December 28

733

London.

Tea & Silk

20] 1 5 4

1,998 1

323 6 5 0 21,517 5 0

165 0 0 0

366

12 2 0 0

0 0

219 1 2 9

3 238 9 2 6

708 9 7 4

1850

Lady Hayes,

19

384

"

Hongkong

Rice

1

384

99

Hongkong

Ballast

1851

Rory O'More,

19

295

Amoy

General

12

295

"

Amoy

Silk & Sundries

775 0 2 9

"

1852

Spirit of the North,

19

671

London

18

"

19

19

671

Foochow

Re-exports

*10,863 8 2

528 8 1 5

832 7 2 5

1853

Lark,

20

50

Ning po

Timber & Wood

November 26

50

Ningpo

39

"

1854

Britannia,

20

552

Shields

Coais

In Port.

1855

Vivid,

25

70

Ningpo

Wood

November 28

70

Ningpo

Re-exporta

"

1856

Louisa,.

25

95

Built at Shanghae

In Port.

1857

Vindex,

26

179

Hongkong

CopperCash Flour

November 27

179

Foochow

Nankeen Cloti

1858

L.M. Wood (str.)

26

296

Sundries

December 19

"

296

Hongkong

Silk & Sundries

1859

"

Travancore,

30

582

* Rice

""

17

582

Amoy

Ballast

10 4 2 2

7

345 4 0

...

335 5 0 0

5000

...

...

C1

7000

...

LO

700 8 0 0

8,761 2 5 0

1860

Harwood,

December

462

Shields

Coals

In Port.

89 5 0 0

148 0 0 0

...

...

21,833 6 5 0

1,300 8

12,032 0 5 3

15 4 2

137 2

790 3 0 0

9,257 6

433

1861

Malacca,

669

Foochow

Sundries

"

"

1862

Spirit of the Deep,

629

Liverpool

General

1863

Elizabeth Ross,

59

"

158

Formosa

Sugar & Sundries December 21

158

Amoy

Silk & Sundries

296 6 3 2

421 4 3.6

79 0 0 0

797 0 6 8

1864

Mary Ann Wilson,

19

9.14

Hongkong

Rice&Sundries

In Port.

...

...1865

Wild Dayrell,

n

158

Sundries

1866

Singapore (str.)

"

"

December 8

158

Amoy

Re-exports

1,219 2 0 0

742

H.kong & Amoy

1867

Rosina,

n

75

Ningpo

Firewood

"

7

742

Hongkong

Silk & Sundries

500 0 0

7,589 0 8 0

79 0 0 0

371 0 0 0

1,298 2 0

8,460 0 8 0

75

99

Ningpo

Ballast

1868

Vivid,

70

"

*Ballast

7

70

Re-exports

"

1869

Corriemulzie,

606

Hongkong

Rice

24

606

"9

Amoy

Silk & Sundries

820 5 3 9

70.00

151 5 0 0

1870

Rolla,

164

Amoy

Sundries

In Port.

...

1871

Banshee,

465

Swatow

Sugar & Sundries

...

""

1872

Inkerman,

53

Ningpo

1873

Louisa,

272

Amoy

General Sugar & Wood

December 14

53

21

272

Ningpo

Amoy

Re-exports

27 1 4 4

7000

970 0 3 9

...

23 4 4

Sundries

662 0 2 8

268 6 7 2

136 0

1,066 7 0 0

1874

Eliza & Hester,

373

Hongkong

In Port.

1875

Faerie Queene,

359

Coals

"9

1876

Vanguard,

12

626

General

1877

Catherine Apcar,

"}

14

709

Rice

"

""

"9

1878

Amy Douglas,

14

254

"

1879

Beverley,

"

1880

New Margaret,

"

1881

Stirling,

1882

Wild Wave,

"

.1883

Emma,

1884

Mariner's Hope,

n

1885

Lark,

19

1886

Gem,

"

1887

Lanrick,

"

1888

Rosina,

23

1889

Cornubia,

»

"

1690

Celestial,

19

1891

Nora,

28

1892

.Hellespont (str.)

1893

Antagonist,

1894

Wide Awake,

30

452667997****%22

14

462

Singapore Swatow

Sundries

...

...

...

"3

Sugar & Sundries

""

15

411

"

99

15

309

Loudon

General;

...

59

16

159

Foochow

Sundries

December 24

159

Foochow

Sundries

136 3 9 9

47 7 4 2

79.5 0 0

263 6 4 1

16

1,049

Hongkong

Rice

In Port.

17

246

Singapore

50

Ningpo

Straits Produce Sundries

"

19

27

233

Hongkong

75

Ningpo

Sugar & Fruit Sugar & Sundries Ballast

December 26 In Port. December 29

50

Ningpo

Re-exports

19 9 8 0

283

Foochow

99

459

New Zealand

24

In Port.

75

Ningpo

Re-exports Ballast

1,153

33

...

5 0 0 0

141 5 0

24 9 8 0

1,295 3 3 3

...

438

Hongkong

"

Sugar & Sundries

165

Swatow

"

330

Hongkong

Sundries

436

General

December 31

In Port.

330

Hongkong

...

...

727

"

Singapore

Sundries

Total,.............. 121,603

Total,..

119,910

Total Taels,.

|1,408,193 5 4 8

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1857.

D. B. ROBERTSON, Consul.

23

21

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[JULY 17, 1858.

COUNTRIES WHENCE

A RRIVED.

Great Britain,

Australian Colonies,

India, Straits, &c., .

South America,

Siam,

Manila,

Hongkong and Five Porta, Swatow,

Formosa,

Macao,

RETURN No. 11.

ABSTRACT OF RETURN No. 1.

Exhibiting the MOVEMENTS of BRITISH SHIPPING, at the PORT OF Saxonae, during 1857.

DEPARTED.

ARRIVED.

NO. OF Vessels.

TONNAGE.

No. OF VESSELS.

COUNTRIES FOR WHICH DEPARTED.

With Cargoes.

In Ballast.

Total.

With Cargoes. In Ballast.

Total.

With Cargoes.

In Ballast,

Total.

TONNAGE

With Cargoes. In Ballast.

39

39

20,417

...

20,417

Great Britain,

38

38

...

22,942

22,942

6

3

11

3,446

2,305

5,7,51

Australian Colonies,

2

402

...

402

...

.28

28

14,717

14,717

India, Straits, &c.,

13

17

2,319

8,814

11,133

1

1

324

324

Manila,

3

3

6

903

1,902

2,805

...

3

3

1,054

1,054

Hongkong and Five Ports,

171

96

267

42,638

38,479

81,117

C13

3

609

609

...

Swatow,

2

2

795

795

$

188

34

222

65,670

3,162

68,832

Macao,

1

1

122

122

...

21

21

6,746

.:.

6,746

Siam,

1

1

594

594

***

6

:.

6

1,401

Co

8

1,657

:.

:

1,401

1,667

Increase in 1857,-Ships 33, Tons 28,565.

Total

302

40

342

112,717

5,791

121,508

Total

222

112

334

70,715

49,195

119,910

In 1856,

309

84,762

11,181

92,943

In 1856,

301

70,753

18,519

89,272

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1857.

Increase in 1857,-Ships 33, Tons 30,738.

| D. B. ROBERTSON.

Consul.

-

Total.

+

JULY 17, 1858]

The Hongkong Government

Gazettę, z

No. III. RETURN OF TRADE in British Ships at the PORT OF SHANGHAE, during the Year, 1857.

Na In Tariff.

DENOMINATION OF GOODS.

British Manufactures and Staple Articles:

IMPORTS.

QUANTITIES.

Manufactures of Cotton :

Long Cloth, Grey,

Do. White,

Dyed Cottons,

Fancy do.

Printed do.

Pieces.!

1,428 769 238,401

99

9

"

"

99 047 240,269

20,551

Velveteens,

Cambrics,.

99

2,106

"

11,703

Velvets,

"

25,905

Shirtings,.

Handkerchiefs,

67,810

1,514

Fustians,

Drills,

15,535

Sheetings,.

Woollen Manufactures: ̧

17,005

Long Ells,

Pieces.

6,670

Camlets,

312

Blankets,

"

16.680

Spanish Stripes.

"

1,397

Lastings,

3,602

Habit Cloths,

COUNTRIES WHENCE

ESTIMATED VALUE IN

TOTAL.

IMPORTED.

TAELS.

Principally from Great Britain direct,

and via Hongkong.

2,857.538 45,296

321,902

540,605

72.578

3 159

58.515

59,581

50.857

7.570

46,605

4,061,206

119,036 106.720

1,092 266,880

12 570

88,692

594,991

Miscellaneous Articles, Ṛaw and Manu-

factured.

14.334

43.002

Ting .

Piculs.

31,342

101,862

Iron,

"

28,894

Straits and Fine

173.367

Lead,

99

Do. Red, and White,

3,337

Ports of China.

3,003.

"

639

2,556

Copper Ware,

Glass, Window,

Cases.

3,868

11,604

335,397

768

Glass Ware,

Picule.

146,587

1 538 117.485

Coals,

Great Britain.

99

Flints, Quicksilver,

Products of China, India, and other

Countries,

5,279

5,279

19

289

14,435

138,731

1,634

Alum,

Aniseed,

Betelnut,.

Picula.

1,634

363

685

Beche de Mer,

Birds' Nests,

Do. Feathers,

Cassia,

Do. Buds,.

Cloves,

Fish Maws,

Do. Skins,

5,677

"

313.

"

Value.

value

7

Piculs

2

"

717.

"

165

"

280.

527

Gambier,

99

463

Ginseng,

99

714

Gum and Glue,

"S

Fans,

Pieces.

3,466,800

45

Horns,

Piculs.

59

Ivory,

299

Hides,

"

2,956

Liechees (fruit,)

1,768

Medicines,

99

Pepper White..

Do. Black,

Paper (Chinese,)

3,971

"

297 508

Preserves,

Prussian Blue,

5

Indigo,

Piculs.

3,895

300

Putchuck,

"

Saltpetre,

99

Seaweed,

3,436

19

362

Sharks' Fins,

"

961

Shrimps,

Sheepskins,

Silk Ribbons,

Rice,

Sugar, Brown

Do. White

Do. Candy Rattans,

No. Cases. Piculs.

751

401,935 250,297

"

58,846

""

6,578

99

17,344

"9

Woods:

Kranjeewood,

Piculs.

1,985

Sandalwood,

6,941

"

Sapanwood,

19,945

99

Lakawood,

3,870

19

Scented Wood,

"

Mangrovewood,

"

Planks, Beams, Masts, &c.,

271 18,034 80,000

99

Planks, Beams, Masts, &c., Sundries, princi-

pally unenumerated Chinese Cargo,

Estimated Value,

Sundries, Stores, Furniture, &C.,

Pinang, Singapore, Australia, Open Ports,

Swatow,

Formosa, &c., &c., &c.

Ports in China, Swatow, Formosa,

Principally from Pinang, Singapore, Open &c.,

&c.,

&c.

400 1,849 85,155

234,315 5,480

140

60

5,009

1,982 2,242

527

92,600

714

17.334 225 9,462

2,990

1,000

17,690 29,701

500 4,571

125 17,527

600

12,025. 9,050

| 10,570

112,653

924,450

750,890

411.920

65.778

$2,032

59,550

55 529

39,889 10.448

515,58

2.200

13 525 80.000

2,622,761

8,273,669

200,000

100,000

8,673,669

Nora-The values given in this Table have been ascertained by carefully computing averages of the Prices ruling throughout the year, the Quantities being taken

principally from the Custom-House printed Returns The Picul is equal to 1334th avoirdupois.

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1857.

D. B. ROBERTSON,

Consul.

25

26

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[JULY 17, 183

No. IV.-A SYNOPTICAL TABLE of the IMPORT TRADE from Foreign Countries to SHANGHAL, during the Year ended 31st December, 1-

specifying the Description and Quantities of Commodities, as well as their Estimated Value, and distinguishing the National Char of the Ships in which they were Imported.

DESCRIPTION OF COMMODITIES.

QUANTITIES AND IN WHAT SHIPS IMPORTED.

AGGREGATE QUANTITES

302 British, Tons 115,409,

16 American,

270 Sundries,

IMPORTED.

Tons 44,850.

Tons 45,354.

ESTIMATES VALUE IN S

HAE TALIS

Manufactures of Cotton.

Long Cloths, Grey,

Pieces,

1,428,769

17,625

20,000

1,466,394

2,652,895

Do. Dyed Cottons

White,

233,401

19,724

16,227

274.352

488.00

"

99,047

5,513

7.732

112,292

"

240.269

Fancy do.

19,885

8,275

268,429

679.0

>"

20,851

1,624

672

23,147

85,2

Velveteens,

79

2,106

2,106

247

Cambrics,

99

Velvets,

11,703

1,062

216

12,981

58,41

99

Chintzes,

"

1,514

210

1,734

Fustians,

9.037

"

Handkerchiefs,

67,810

3,325

1,970

73,105

536,00

13,725

5,960

19,685

55,5

Jeans,

>

Drills,

15,535

236,395

24,014

273,235

765,01

"

Sheetings,

25,905

31,960

22,500

[80,365

228,87

""

Manufactures of Wool.

Long Ells,

Pieces,

17,005

5,136

1,720

23,871

153,30

Camlets,

6,670

300

520

9,490

11648

312

404

716

3.9%

Blankets,

""

Spanish Stripes,

16.690

387

528

17,605

281.6

Lastings,

1,397

1,589

69

3,055

27.65

19

Habit Cloths,

3,602

3,602

88,69

"

Miscellaneous Articles, Raw and Manufactured.

Tin,

Piculs,

14,334

1,447

5,401

21,182

623.63

Iron,

31.342

18,969

10 872

75,173

241,94

""

Lead,

28,895

23,500

3,193

55,588

327.47

"

Do. Red, White, and Yellow,,,

3,338

370

1,953

5,641

49,15

639

37

403

1,079

38 67

Copperware,

"

Glass Window,`

Glassware,

Packages,

Piculs,

3,868

680

1,477

6,025

18:25

769

60

1.052

1,861

30,91

Conls

146,587

90 685

21.950

259,222

209,52

19

Flints,

5,279

1,988

1,730

8,997

9,9:

15

Quicksilver,

289

134

208

631

26,14

"

Products of China, India, and other Countries.

Alum,

Peculs,

1,634

6,508

7,174

8,37

Aniseed,

363

98

1,118

1,579

13.41

".

Betelnut,

685

336

1,021

3,59

DS

Beche de Mar,

5,678

235

3,040

8,953

1084

"

Bird's Nests,

313

18

120

451

340,51

""

Do. Feathers,

Cassia,

Pieces, Piculs,

60,084

11,035

71,119

*5,51

7

116

123

Do. Buds,

2

39

41

6:

"

Cloves,

716

347-

1,062

9.3

99

Tobacco,

2,894

913

3,807

31,5*

59

Ivory,

59

65

7.4

*

Fish Maws,

165

18

190

6.4

95

Fish Skins,

280

11

138

429

2,1.

"

Gambier,

527

381

142

1,050

3.1.

"

Ginseng,

463

56 ·

14

533

106,5

"1

Gum and Glue,

715

Fans,

Pieces,

3,466,800

147 2,522,100

875

1,646

15,3

4,959,500

10,948,400

48,3

Horn",

Piculs,

45

8

53

3.

Hides,

299

261

560

5,5

Lichees, (Fruit,) Medicines,

2,956

50

2,572

5,578

32,8

19

1,769

298

2,790

4.857

51,6

"

Pepper, White,

Do. Black, Paper, Chinese, Preserves,

71

433

504

5,0

"

3,836

81

3,442

7,319

65.0

"

297

100

217

614

10,2

99

508

152

591

"

1,251

10,3

Prussian Blue,

5

5

2

Indigo,

3,895

732

4,126

8,753

117,2

"

Putchuck,

300

186

486

6,4.

"

Saltpetre,

"

Seaweed,

3,436

18

"

. 1.436

4,890

14.1

Shark's Fins,

362

375

746

19,0

Sheep Skins,

39

Shrimps, and Prawns,

961

410

"

1,371

11.2

Soap,

132

132

1,5

"

Rice,

Sil Ribbons,

Sugar, White,

Do. Brown,

Packages,

751

Piculs,

401,935

105 305,843

87

943

146,4

156,860

864,638

1.810.8

58,846

2,171

"

20.059

89,076

513,6

""

Do. Candy,

"

Rattans,

250,297 6,578 17,344

19,152

158,685

428,134

1,664,6

91

5.032

11.701

75,0

6,095

8.761

33,300

106.4

Vermillion,

591

42

290

923

50,8

"

Sulphur,

Wood, Kranjee,

1,985

559

284

2,868

65,7

Do. Sandal,

29

6,941

2,910

10,886

20,737

178,2

Do. Sapan,

19.945

31

5,975

8,780

34,700

99 5.

Do. Laka,

.3,870

101

268

4.239

14.3

Do. Red,

262

"

5,487

5,749

11.7

Do. Scented,

""

172

376

2,2

Do, Ebony,

"

2,537

3.8

7,453

14.0

Do. Mangrove Bark,

"9

18,034

4,595

3,0

30,676

25.6

Do. Garro,

Planks, Beams,

Pieces,

94 33,370

4

149

5.9

188

Masts, &c.

Value,

246

Sundries, Furniture, Stores, &c.,,

Taels 100,000

30,000

31,878 122 20,000

65,436

28,8

368

73,6

$150,00

Miscellaneous Chinese Cargo.

Mats, Dried Fruits, Straw, Shoes, &c., &c.,

and other unenumerated Chinese Cargo,.

Estimated Values.

Estimated Value.

200,000

50,000

63,111

313,1

Tacle 8,673,669 £2,945,433

Taels 2.337.585 £793,804

Taels 3,537,972 £1,201,437

Grand Total, Taels 14, 549, 2

£4,940,674

D. B. ROBERTSON,

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1857.

Consul.

JLY 17, 1858.]

The Hongkong

Government Gazette.

No. V. RETUrn of British TRADE at SHANGHAE, during the Year ended 31st December, 1867.

27

EXPORTS.

TARIFF.

Alum,

DENOMINATION of Gocds.

QUANTITIES.

TO WHAT COUNTRIES AND PLACES EXPORTED.

Estimated VALUE IN DOLLARS.

China Root,

Do. Ware,

Copper Japan, Do. Ware, Cotton Raw, Medicines,

Rhubarb,

7,579 104

8,240

450

111,943

17,500

183

2,274

148

3,220

12,749

114,741

2,353

18,824

1,865

93,250

Oilcake,

Pieces.

152,440

77,220

Seaweed,

Fans,

Piculs. Pieces.

72

216

191,445

14,800

Hams,

347

4,858

Dried Fish,

426

9,650

Earthenware,

288,221

8.750

Wool,

2,247

20,223

Gold Thread,

10

Nankeens, Silk Kaw,

Do. Coarse, Do. Refuse.

Do. Thrown.

Do. Piece Goods,

Do. Cocoons,

Do. Worms Eggs,

ib.

Tea,

99

Miscellaneous, principally unenumerated Chinese Cargo,

Value,

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1857.

974,248

46,345

372

300 180,320 16,220,750 59,520 43,200

1,440

7,696

405

1,285 65

3,078,400

162,000

10,800

12,700

4,060,590

1,542,905

71,285

Taels, 25,856,986

6.9 Exchange,

£8,822,268

D. B. ROBERTSON.

Consul.

No. VI-A SYNOPTICAL TABLE of the EXPORT TRADE from SHANGHAE to Foreign Countries, during the Year ended 31st December, 1857 specifying the Descriptions and Quantities of Commodities, as well as their Estimated Value, and distinguishing the National Character of the Ships engaged.

Description of CommoditiES,

Products of China, Raw and Unmanufactured.

QUANTITIES, AND in what SHIPS Exported.

169 British,

35 American,

179 Sundries,

AGGREGATE QUANTITIES EXPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUEIN SHANG-

HAE TAKLS.

Tons 66,149.

Tons 28,091

Tons 59,790.,

Alum,

Visa Root,

China Ware,

Piculs,

7,579 104

100

5,329

83

Copper, Japan,

Do. Ware, Cotton, Raw, Medicines, Hubard, Olcakes, Seaweed,

"1

Pieces, Piculs,

111,043

239,701

13,009 187 351,644

15,142 753 20,057

183

183

2,274

148.

53

201

4,568

39

12,749

3,097

4,432

20,278

194,747

99

2,353

229

3,844

6,426

55,291

"

1,865

620

"J

Pieces,

152,440

18,527

Piculs,

72

Fans,

Pieces,

191,445

347

ilama,

Piculs,

426

Dried Fish,

Farthenware,

Pieces,

288,221

Wool,

Piculs,

2,247

300 2,615

10

138 54,403 236 163,890 808 411 393,625 135 6

2,624

104,929

225,370

112,685

308

1,038

355,335

26,389

1,155

14,564

837

20,095

682,146

20,464

4,997

45,910

16

428

Gold Thread,

Packages,

Nankeens,

SIA, Raw,

Coarse,

Refuse,

Pieces, Piculs,

19

"

974,248.

26,650

313,957

1,324,855

279,809

46,345

4,659*

281

372

209

22

51,285 603

18,313,233

132,902

1,440

100

133

1,673

Thrown,

7,696

495

45

8,236

46,364 3,204,690

405

341

70

816

Piece Goods,

"

Cocoons, Worm's Eggs, Tra Black,

Green, Miscellaneous,

1,285

31

231

1,547

326,424 146,673

69

Packages,

65

13,800

135,353

9,038

15 728

"

44,083

133,942

50,038

160,219 183,063

4,822,960

5,046,961

Taels, 71,285

50,000

250,000

371,280

25,856,986

7,089,608

£8,780,602 £2,407,512

397,841 £135,100

Taela,

33,344,435

£11,323,214-

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1857.

D. B. ROBERTSON,

Consul.

28

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

NOTICE.

THE Business hitherto conducted in CANTON and

THE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer HONGKONG, under the Style of NEAVE,

THE

“POTTINGER," will close on WEDNES- DY, the 21st July, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d.; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of is.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong, 8th July, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

NOTICE.

THE Next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME

T COURT, will be held on MONDAY, the Nineteenth day of July, a.d. 1858, at 12 o'clock at Noon.

TH

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

MICHEL GROVE, VICTORIA, HONGKONG.

THE undersigned being about to leave this Colony, (temporarily, consequent on ill-health,) requests all Persons having Claims upon him, to send them in for liquidation forthwith.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1858,

G. DUDDELL.

蔘都士未

單賬

要因 離有

月 悞都送:

NOTICE.

DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my

MR Attorney during my absence from this

Colony.

H. II. EDWARDS.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

MURRAY & Co., and in LONDON, under that of NEAVE & Co., was closed on the 30th ultimo.

The name of the firm in China, will be signed in liquidation only, by Mr C. W. MURRAY, and by MR H. MURRAY.

THOS. D. NEAVE,

by his Attorney, C. W. MURRAY,

C. W. MURRAY, H. MURRAY,

Hongkong, 7th July, 1858.

ON

TO BE SOLD,

or about the 5th August, 1858, by PUBLIC AUCTION, (if not previously disposed of by Private Contract)-that Excellent DWELLING

HOUSE and LOT, situated upon MIRROR HILL, Foochow, formerly belonging to CALEB JONES, Esq., U.S. Consul, and at present in the occupation of Messrs BLENKIN, RAWSON & Co. For further particulars, apply to

or to

ROBERT R. WESTALL, Foochow

NEAVE, MURRAY & Co.,

Hongkong.

Hongkong, 8th July, 1858.

PUBLIC SALE

OF

VALUBALE HOUSEHOLD PROPERTY,

in Queen's Roud.

MR

[JULY 17, 1858.

NOTICE.

'R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE

thorised to sign our Firm per procurati from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

WE

NOTICE.

3

E have established a Branch of our Firm:- BANGROK, SIAM, under the management MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to si for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

NOTICE.

WE, the undersigned, have this day commenc

business at this Port, as Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, of TALBOT, DEVINE & Co,

Whampoa, 7th April, 1858.

In chamber

y the The

H. E. TALBOT. W. H. DEVINE.

In the Estate of the late ROBERT CALVER CRAWFORD, MASTER MARINER, deceased.

OTICE.-All Persons having Claims against the above Estate, will please send in par ticulars of the same, before the 31st July, 1858; ani all Parties indebted thereto, are requested to make

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to AUCTION, DAY, the 25th August next, at Noon,-

Lor 1.-Those FIFTEEN HOUSES, situated in Queen's Road West, adjoining Messrs GIBB, LIVING-

STON & Co.'s Godowns, at present occupied as Taverns

and Chinese Shops, and let on a Lease, which expires in November 1860, for $2,160 per Annum.

FRED. HOWE HALE, H.B.M.'s Officiating Consul, Administrator, British Consulate, Foochow, 15th May, 1858.

FOR SALE,

At the China Mail ” Office, DLANK CIRCULARS, with LIST OF MERCAN-

2.—The Large and Commodious BUNGALOW, BLAN

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The above Lots are erected on INLAND LOTS! 5 and 5 A, and if bought by two different persons, it is to be understood that the whole Property is to be transferred in the Land-Office to the name of the Pur- chaser of the Fifteen Houses, who is to grant a lease, free of Rent or other charge except GROUND-Rent for 999 years to the Purchaser of the Bungalow, The Ground-Ren the whole is £48.7.5, Two- thirds of which to chargeable to the 15 Houses,

nd the remaining One-third to the Bungalow.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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No.62.

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No. 30.

戊-

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By Order,

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G. W. CAINE.

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[JULY 24, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., &c., has received from the Honourable F. W. A. BRUCE, Secretary to Her Majesty's Embassy in China, a Communication, announcing his being the bearer of a Treaty, signed by the High Commissioners of Great Britain and China, and approved by the Emperor of China,-a copy of which Communication is published for general information.

By Order,

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G. W. CAINE.

HONGKONG, July 21, 1858.

SIR,-In accordance with your Excellency's suggestion that the fact of a Treaty having been signed may tend to tranquillize the Chinese Population of this Colony, I have the honour to inform you that I am the Bearer of a Treaty of Amity and Commerce signed at Tien-sing on the 3d of July, by His Excellency the Earl of Elgin on behalf of Her Majesty, and by the Imperial Commissioners Kwei liang and Hwa-sha-na on behalf of the Emperor of China, who has signified his approval of the same. I have, &c.,

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, &c., &c., &c.

(Signed,)

FREDERICK W. A. BRUCE.

No. 32.

True Copy,

H. F. HANce.

GOVERNMENT

NOTIFICATION.

The following copy of a Despatch from Captain SHADWELL, R.N., of H.M.S. Highflyer, to the address of the SENIOR NAVAL OFFICER, Hongkong, giving Bearings &c., of a Sunken Rock between the Saddle and Parker Islands, Coast of China, on which the British ship Cairnsmore was totally lost, is hereby published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendeney of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

G. W. CAINE.

H.M.S. Highflyer, SHANGHAI, 10th July, 1858.

SIR, The British Iron-ship Cairnsmore, proceeding from Hongkong to this port, with a cargo of Rice, was totally lost, on the 26th June last, by striking on an unknown rock, when at anchor in the passage between the Saddle and Parker Islands.

On the 3d July I despatched Lieut. Ward, of H.M. Yacht Emperor, in the Halcyon schooner (lent me for the occasion by the Inspectors of Customs), to examine the position of the Rock. Deeming it of importance that immediate publicity should be given to the information obtained, I beg to communicate the following:

"The Cairnsmore Rock" lies in Lat. 30° 42′ 10′′ N., and Long. 122′′ 34′ 40′′ E., very nearly in mid-channel between the Parker Islan is and the Saddle Group.

The following bearings fix its position,-

S.E. point of Senhouse Island,-South.

A small rugged rock, close to the S.E. point of Raffles Island, and in a line with the point.-S. 59° W.

The northernmost rock of the group off Chesney Island (very conspicuous,)-N. 59° W.

The wreck of the Cairnsmore, still attached to the rock, has sunk in deep water; the foremast is still standing, inclined at an angle of 30° from the perpendicular.

The rock, which appears to be a perfect pinnacle rising from 12 fathoms water, has penetrated the ship's bottom amidships, and broken her back. It is difficult to estimate the depth of water on the rock, as the wreck at present covers it; probably at low water springs there is not more than 11 feet on it, and possibly less. In approaching this rock, the lead gives no warning, as it rises abruptly from 12 fathoms, and is very small, apparently not more than 30 or 40 feet in diameter.

It will be prudent in future for vessels navigating this channel, to keep on the Saddle Island side. Going North, when the "Bit Rock opens South of South Saddle Island, they will be to the Northward of the Cairnsmore Rock; and going South, when the same Rock opens the Northward of the South Saddle, they will be to the Southward of it.—I have, &c.

(Signed,)

CHAS. F. A. SHADWELL, Captain, and Senior Officer.

to

True Copy,

H. F. HANCE.

·

To the SENIOR NAVAL OFFICER, '

Hongkong.

No. 33.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In reference to Government Notification No. 25, from this Department, published in the Hongkong Government use the utmost Gazette of the 12th June last, in which Her Majesty's Consular Authorities are instructed to

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diligence, in concert with the Chinese Authorities, in order that all British Subjects, who may be found carrying on an unlawful traffic in Coolies, may be arrested and punished to the extent of the powers conferred on them by Her Majesty's Order in Council of the 13th of June, 1853:" His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has received instructions from the EARL OF MALMESBURY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, advising him that, by the words "unlawful traffic," His Lordship only intends such acts as are "declared illegal by the Chinese Passengers' Act."

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th July, 1858.

G. W. CAINE.

JULY 24, 1858.]

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

T IS HEREBY NOTIFIED,-for general information that in future LETTERS for the Feited Kingdom, may be posted at any of the under-

rationed Ports in China, viz:

CANTON.

WHAMPOA.

SHANGHAE.

AMOY.

FOOCHOW.

NINGPO, or MACAO.

with or without prepayment of postage, at the option

of the sender.

All LETTERS posted in Hongkong for the United Kingdom must be prepaid in money, the use of Postage Stamps not being authorized for the present,

F. W. MITCHELL,

Acting Post-Master. ·

Post-office, Hongkong, 24th July, 1858.

NOTICE.

R CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised

to sign our Firm.

MR.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858;

THE

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steame, “SINGAPORE," will close on MONDAY: tie 9th August, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up en the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d.; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 18.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong, 24th July, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

Steam for

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

& SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

THE

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship "SINGAPORE,” Captain G. A. GRAINGER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the

bere Places, on TUESDAY, the 10th of August, at 2 P.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 August.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, y 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 f the Packages for the Overland Route is required the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered the Shipper to the Company's Agents with the B. of Lading or with Parcels; and the Company do A bold themselves responsible for any Detention or Padice which may happen from incorrectness on

MAXN. FISCHER.

auch declaration.

In the Estate of the late M. A. HARSANT, deceased.

LL Persons having Claims against, and all Persons indebted to, the above Estate, are requested to pay the same, or send them in to the undersigned for liquidation, before 26th December

FRED. M. HARSANT,

Administrator.

next.

PUBLIC SALE

OF

31

VALUBALE HOUSEHOLD PROPERTY, in Queen's Road.

LANE, CRAWFORD & have been

to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on WEDNES- DAY, the 25th August next, at Noon,—

LOT 1.-Those FIFTEEN HOUSES, situated in Queen's Road West, adjoining Messrs GIBB, LIVING- STON & Co.'s Godowns, at present occupied as Taverns and Chinese Shops, and let on a Lease, which expires in November 1860, for $2,160 per Annum.

Hongkong, 24th July, 1858.

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.

under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day in Gough Street, immediately behind the above THE Co-partnership heretofore existing in China dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIE,

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858.

TH

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE.

THE undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM- MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. VAIL, and Richard R. TYERS, are this day admit- NEILSON, JR., WALTER L. PURDIE, D. OLYPHANT

ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

OLYPHANT & Co.

NOTICE. THE Business hitherto conducted in CANTON and NEAVE, NEAVE & Co., was closed on the 30th ultimo. MURRAY & Co., and in LONDON, under that of

The name of the firm in China, will be signed in liquidation only, by MR C. W. MURRAY, and by MR H. MURRAY.

THOS. D. NEAVE, by his Attorney, C. W. MURRAY. C. W. MURRAY. H. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1858.

TO BE SOLD,

ON or about the 5th August, 1858, by PUBLIC Private Contract,) that Excellent DWELLING

AUCTION, (if not previously disposed of by

Foochow, formerly belonging to CALEB JONES, Esq., HOUSE and LOT, situated upon MIRROR HILL, U.S. Consul, and at present in the occupation of Messrs BLENKIN, Rawson & Co. For further particulars, apply to

or to

ROBERT R. WESTALL, Foochow. NEAVE, MURRAY & Co.,

Hongkong.

Hongkong, 8th July, 1858.

NOTICE.

MR Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Fam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 25th June, 1858.

Colony.

́R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

H. H. EDWARDS. Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

2.-The Large and Commodious BUNGALOW, named Houses, with Coach-House, Stable, &c., at present let at $60 per Month.

The above Lots are erected on INLAND LOTS 5 and 5 A, and if bought by two different persons, it is to be understood that the whole Property is to he transferred in the Land-Office to the name of the Pur- chaser of the Fifteen Houses, who is to grant a lease, free of Rent or other charge except GROUND-Rent for 999 years to the Purchaser of the Bungalow. The Ground-Rent on the whole is £48.7.5,-Two- thirds of which to be chargeable to the 15 Houses,

nd the remaining One-third to the Bungalow.

TERMS OF SALE.-One-third of the Purchase- money to be paid on the full of the Hammer, and the Balance on the completion of the Transfer,-the Ex- pense of which to be paid by the Purchasers.

Queen's Road, 3d July, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au- thorised to sign our Firm per procuration

from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at BANGROK, SIAM, under the management of MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

NOTICE.

WE, the undersigned, have this day commenced

business at this Port, as Ship-chandlers, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, under the Title of TALBOT, DEVINE & Co,

Whampoa, 7th April, 1858.

BLANK

H. E. TALBOT. W. H. DEVINE.

FOR SALE,

At the "China Mail " Office, LANK CIRCULARS, with LIST OF MERCAN-

WILLS, CHARTERPARTIES, BILLS OF EX-

TILE FIRMS, &c., in English and Chinese. Blank Forms of POWERS OF ATTORNEY, CHANGE, BILLS OF LADING, SHIPPING ORDERS, COMPRADOR'S. CHECK BOOKS, SHIPPING ARTICLES, and the newest_form of SHIP'S BILL OF SALE*

Also, SAILING DIRECTIONS (printed in Pamphlet form) for the RIVERS YANG-TSZE-KEANG and MIN.

Hongkong, 4th March, 1858.

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

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Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 31ST JULY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 167.

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. 64.

JOHN BOWRING.

PROCLAMATION.

Peace has been happily established between The QUEEN of Great Britain and the EMPEROR OF CHINA. The solemn Treaty was signed at Tientsin on the 3d of July, by High Commissioners for that purpose appointed.

It is the duty of all good Subjects reverently and obediently to give effect to the engagements entered into by their respective Sovereigns, and most especially so when those engagements proclaim amity, harmony, and good will.

In this Colony great numbers of Chinese are settled. They have taken no part in any hostilities, but have pursued their avocations in peace and due submission to the Laws; many of them have been engaged in the service f Her Majesty's Subjects, have contracted engagements with them, and are entitled to the protection and friendship of the British Authorities.

But, in disregard of the obligations of Treaties, and of the Will of His Imperial Majesty, menacing Pro- clamations and Orders have been issued, compelling the peaceful residents of this Colony to quit their abodes,-to violate their obligations,-to neglect their duties, and to flee to the mainland of China; and these menaces have proceeded principally from the districts of Heang-shan and Sun-on.

Now, be it known to those who have issued, or who shall seek to give effect to such menaces, and especially to the authorities and gentry of Heang-shan and Sun-on, that these acts of hostility cannot be tolerated by me;-and itat. unless the Proclamations and Orders, compelling the Chinese People to leave this Colony, be immediately withdrawn, and the people who have left the Colony allowed without delay to return to their business, and to the rvice of those with whom they have been engaged, the Places and Persons to which these hostile acts are traceable will render themselves liable to signal punishment.

Moreover, attempts have been made to stop the supply of Provisions to this Colony;-and it is hereby, pro- claimed, that every Person who shall arrest or attempt to arrest the safe and regular transport of articles intended for the Markets of Hongkong, does, by such act, declare himself an enemy of Great Britain, and a lawless subject

f the Emperor of China, and will be severely visited for his offence.

Let, therefore, the disturbers of the Public Peace take warning,—and the well disposed rely on the protection hich this Government is willing and able to afford.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 30th Day of July, 1858.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. BRIDGES,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

[JULY [July 31, 1858.

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君上所定章程更宜仰體 特派大臣已在天津安立和約誠爲美舉凡屬長民本宜敬謹遵你兩國

,工者不少本 共事業速行歸

去卽爲違背和約之言不遵 大臣理當保護兹各處遍貼告示長紅大言恐嚇勒令本港長民

君上永敦友睦之心惟本港所居漢人甚衆向來守法安分爲英人

大清皇帝之意查香山新安兩縣標貼尤甚爲此示醶使大言恐嚇請人及遵依查辨之

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The following Statement of Receipts and Payments on account of Ordinance No. 12 of 1857, for the Half-year

ending 30th June, 1858, is published for general information.

The Balance is carried to the credit of the Lock Hospital Account in the Oriental Bank Corporation.

臣自能保護亦樂於保護自可安心倚靠也各宜凜遵毋違特示 大清皇帝之罪民定將其人查究爾等毋擾亂大衆平安切宜小心警戒屬爾良民本大

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By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES. Acting Colonial, Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th July, 1858.

STATEMENT of RECEIPTS and PAYMENTS on account of Ordinance No. 12 of 1857, to the 30th of June, 1858.

DATE.

A MOUNT.

DATE.

AMOUNT.

1858 January

£

To Balance,

49 7

15

Amount received from Registrer uneral,

0

"

30

Do.

19

February

Do.

5

17

Do.

Do. Harbour Master, Registrar General,

2 10

4 1

90 16

Do.

Do..

1 13

4

喃喃

39

March

16

Do.

Do.

82 10 0

31

Do.

Do.

4 3

19

"

31

Do.

Do.

2 12

April 15

Do.

Do.

71 10 10

30

Do.

19

19

May 17

Do.

Do.

31

Do.

Do.

13 11 8 81 15 0

Julle

15

Do.

Do.

94

7 6

*

39

Do.

Do.

17 7

46003040+0000000

d.

1858 February 3

£

By Salaries, &c., Lock Hospital,

... ...

49

15

""

"

March

"

8

April May

"1

Do. Do.

""

"

June

,, Compensation for Rent,

Rent of Lock Hospital,

1, Salaries, &c., Lock Hospital,

,,Account for Medicincs, &c.,

,, Salaries, &c., Lock Hospital,

8 6 3

14 11 8

Do.

Do.

521 8

58 1 2

59

12 16 0

53 6 64

£307 12 4

"

£610 14 7

Balance on 30th June, 1853,

303

3

£610 14

Colonial Tregeury, Hongkong, 30ch June, 1858.

FRED. FORTH,

Treasurer.

[JULY [July 31, 1858.

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君上所定章程更宜仰體 特派大臣已在天津安立和約誠爲美舉凡屬長民本宜敬謹遵你兩國

,工者不少本 共事業速行歸

去卽爲違背和約之言不遵 大臣理當保護兹各處遍貼告示長紅大言恐嚇勒令本港長民

君上永敦友睦之心惟本港所居漢人甚衆向來守法安分爲英人

大清皇帝之意查香山新安兩縣標貼尤甚爲此示醶使大言恐嚇請人及遵依查辨之

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The following Statement of Receipts and Payments on account of Ordinance No. 12 of 1857, for the Half-year

ending 30th June, 1858, is published for general information.

The Balance is carried to the credit of the Lock Hospital Account in the Oriental Bank Corporation.

臣自能保護亦樂於保護自可安心倚靠也各宜凜遵毋違特示 大清皇帝之罪民定將其人查究爾等毋擾亂大衆平安切宜小心警戒屬爾良民本大

千八百五 十

+

午八

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By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES. Acting Colonial, Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th July, 1858.

STATEMENT of RECEIPTS and PAYMENTS on account of Ordinance No. 12 of 1857, to the 30th of June, 1858.

DATE.

A MOUNT.

DATE.

AMOUNT.

1858 January

£

To Balance,

49 7

15

Amount received from Registrer uneral,

0

"

30

Do.

19

February

Do.

5

17

Do.

Do. Harbour Master, Registrar General,

2 10

4 1

90 16

Do.

Do..

1 13

4

喃喃

39

March

16

Do.

Do.

82 10 0

31

Do.

Do.

4 3

19

"

31

Do.

Do.

2 12

April 15

Do.

Do.

71 10 10

30

Do.

19

19

May 17

Do.

Do.

31

Do.

Do.

13 11 8 81 15 0

Julle

15

Do.

Do.

94

7 6

*

39

Do.

Do.

17 7

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d.

1858 February 3

£

By Salaries, &c., Lock Hospital,

... ...

49

15

""

"

March

"

8

April May

"1

Do. Do.

""

"

June

,, Compensation for Rent,

Rent of Lock Hospital,

1, Salaries, &c., Lock Hospital,

,,Account for Medicincs, &c.,

,, Salaries, &c., Lock Hospital,

8 6 3

14 11 8

Do.

Do.

521 8

58 1 2

59

12 16 0

53 6 64

£307 12 4

"

£610 14 7

Balance on 30th June, 1853,

303

3

£610 14

Colonial Tregeury, Hongkong, 30ch June, 1858.

FRED. FORTH,

Treasurer.

¡

JULY 31, 1858.]

No. 65.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

35

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. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st July, 1858.

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, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation,

NOTES ISSUED, SPECIE IN RESERVE,

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st July, 1858.

$358,816. $200,000.

P. CAMPBELL, Manager.

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

shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 30th July, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 66.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Commission and Report, are published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st July, 1858.

WARRANT OF COMMISSION.

Whereas certain charges have been brought in the Legislative Council and in Official Documents by the Honourable THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY. Esquire, Attorney General, against DANIEL Richard CaldwELL Esquire, Registrar General, which necessitate an enquiry into the truth of such charges; and whereas such enquiry will be most conveniently and expeditiously prosecuted by means of a joint Commission of cers of the Government, and Justices of the Peace: Now therefore know ye, that I, 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, do hereby under my hand and the Seal of the said Colony, appoint you, the Honourable CHARLES ST George CleverlY, Esquire. Surveyor General for the said Colony, The Honourable HENRY TUDOR DAVIES, Esquire, Chief Magistrate for the said Colony, The Honourable GEORGE LYALL, Esquire, ANGUS FLETCHER, Esquire, and JOHN SCARTII, Esquire, Justices of the Peace for the said Colony, or any three of you, to be a Coinmission for nstituting and prosecuting all needful and proper enquiries into the truth or otherwise of the underwritten charges, which embrace the accusa- tons made by the Attorney General against the Registrar General; and to take evidence, but not upon oath, in the premises; and to report to ne all evidence so taken by you, and also your opinions thereon. And I do hereby require you to commence your said enquiries forthwith, and to proceed therein continuous'y, and to make your Report to me as aforesaid with all reasonable despatch. And I do hereby empower you during the course and for the purposes of your said Commission, to obtain at the expense of the Government such professional or other assistance that you may deem necessary, and to demand and obtain access at all times, to all and all manner of Papers, Records, and Documents, relating to the subject matter of the said Commission, and in the custody or under the control of the several public departments within this Colony, and from time to time to call before you and examine all persons superintending or employed in or under any of the said departments. And I do hereby charge all persons in the Public Service to be aiding and assisting unto you herein.

Given under my hand and under the Seal of the Colony of Hongkong, at Victoria, in the said Colony, this Twentieth Day of May

A.D., One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Eight.

LIST OF CHARGES

Preferred by the Attorney General to the Government against the Registrar General.

1. With being unfit to be a Justice of the Peace.

2.- With having a scandalous connection with a Brothel licensed by himself, namely, Brothel No. 48.

3.-With having passed a portion of his life among Chinese outlaws and Pirates.

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JOHN BOWRING.

-With an alliance with some of the worst Chinese in this Colony through his wife—a Chinese girl from a Brothel. 3.-With being a speculator in Brothels and Brothel Licenses.

6.-With being long and intimately connected with Ma-chow Wong; and that that connection is still subsisting; and that the principal

link in that connection is the bond of affinity by adoption according to Chinese Law.

7-With being in the habit, on Ma-chow Wong's unsupported information, of arresting and discharging persons, and of confiscating or

restoring property.

S.-That the Chinese dare not now complain of the connivances and procurements of Mr Caldwell, the patron of the outlaw Ma-chow

Wong.

9.-With having procured bail for Ma-chow Wong: such bail being a servant of his own (Mr Caldwell's), who had been but a month

before in prison for debt.

10.-With audaciously denying that the books and papers of the Pirate's Hong contain any evidence of Ma-chow Wong's guilt, with having deceived the Executive Council in the enquiry had relative to Ma- chow Wong, and with being convicted of falsehood by Mr May. 11. With being partner with Ma-chow Wong in a lorcha, and that there were entries in Ma-chow Wong's books, and made by him, of

monies paid to Mr Caldwell on account or out of the produce of plunder made at sea.

12-With harbouring Ma-chow Wong's wife after his conviction.

13.-With inducing the Attorney General at the beginning of 1857, to order the release of a great number of men, who Mr May knows

to have been pirates, and who Mr Caldwell ought to have known at the time were pirates.

14. With buying land in the Colony since December last, when he became Licenser of Brothels.

15.With having once owned three unlicensed Hongkong Brothels at a time.

16. With having a Chinese Sister-in law by blood or usage, who in 1856-57 was keeping Brothels.

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With receiving the monthly rack rentals of Houses, and in particular of a Brothel standing on 11 Crown Lots, down to the present

month of May. 18.With having informed Mr May, that he, Mr Caldwell, was a member of a Secret Society.

19.-With having informed Mr May, that although he would not himself take bribes, he would not object to his wife doing so.

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JULY 31, 1858.]

No. 65.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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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. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st July, 1858.

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, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation,

NOTES ISSUED, SPECIE IN RESERVE,

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st July, 1858.

$358,816. $200,000.

P. CAMPBELL, Manager.

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

shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 30th July, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 66.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Commission and Report, are published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st July, 1858.

WARRANT OF COMMISSION.

Whereas certain charges have been brought in the Legislative Council and in Official Documents by the Honourable THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY. Esquire, Attorney General, against DANIEL Richard CaldwELL Esquire, Registrar General, which necessitate an enquiry into the truth of such charges; and whereas such enquiry will be most conveniently and expeditiously prosecuted by means of a joint Commission of cers of the Government, and Justices of the Peace: Now therefore know ye, that I, 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, do hereby under my hand and the Seal of the said Colony, appoint you, the Honourable CHARLES ST George CleverlY, Esquire. Surveyor General for the said Colony, The Honourable HENRY TUDOR DAVIES, Esquire, Chief Magistrate for the said Colony, The Honourable GEORGE LYALL, Esquire, ANGUS FLETCHER, Esquire, and JOHN SCARTII, Esquire, Justices of the Peace for the said Colony, or any three of you, to be a Coinmission for nstituting and prosecuting all needful and proper enquiries into the truth or otherwise of the underwritten charges, which embrace the accusa- tons made by the Attorney General against the Registrar General; and to take evidence, but not upon oath, in the premises; and to report to ne all evidence so taken by you, and also your opinions thereon. And I do hereby require you to commence your said enquiries forthwith, and to proceed therein continuous'y, and to make your Report to me as aforesaid with all reasonable despatch. And I do hereby empower you during the course and for the purposes of your said Commission, to obtain at the expense of the Government such professional or other assistance that you may deem necessary, and to demand and obtain access at all times, to all and all manner of Papers, Records, and Documents, relating to the subject matter of the said Commission, and in the custody or under the control of the several public departments within this Colony, and from time to time to call before you and examine all persons superintending or employed in or under any of the said departments. And I do hereby charge all persons in the Public Service to be aiding and assisting unto you herein.

Given under my hand and under the Seal of the Colony of Hongkong, at Victoria, in the said Colony, this Twentieth Day of May

A.D., One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Eight.

LIST OF CHARGES

Preferred by the Attorney General to the Government against the Registrar General.

1. With being unfit to be a Justice of the Peace.

2.- With having a scandalous connection with a Brothel licensed by himself, namely, Brothel No. 48.

3.-With having passed a portion of his life among Chinese outlaws and Pirates.

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JOHN BOWRING.

-With an alliance with some of the worst Chinese in this Colony through his wife—a Chinese girl from a Brothel. 3.-With being a speculator in Brothels and Brothel Licenses.

6.-With being long and intimately connected with Ma-chow Wong; and that that connection is still subsisting; and that the principal

link in that connection is the bond of affinity by adoption according to Chinese Law.

7-With being in the habit, on Ma-chow Wong's unsupported information, of arresting and discharging persons, and of confiscating or

restoring property.

S.-That the Chinese dare not now complain of the connivances and procurements of Mr Caldwell, the patron of the outlaw Ma-chow

Wong.

9.-With having procured bail for Ma-chow Wong: such bail being a servant of his own (Mr Caldwell's), who had been but a month

before in prison for debt.

10.-With audaciously denying that the books and papers of the Pirate's Hong contain any evidence of Ma-chow Wong's guilt, with having deceived the Executive Council in the enquiry had relative to Ma- chow Wong, and with being convicted of falsehood by Mr May. 11. With being partner with Ma-chow Wong in a lorcha, and that there were entries in Ma-chow Wong's books, and made by him, of

monies paid to Mr Caldwell on account or out of the produce of plunder made at sea.

12-With harbouring Ma-chow Wong's wife after his conviction.

13.-With inducing the Attorney General at the beginning of 1857, to order the release of a great number of men, who Mr May knows

to have been pirates, and who Mr Caldwell ought to have known at the time were pirates.

14. With buying land in the Colony since December last, when he became Licenser of Brothels.

15.With having once owned three unlicensed Hongkong Brothels at a time.

16. With having a Chinese Sister-in law by blood or usage, who in 1856-57 was keeping Brothels.

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With receiving the monthly rack rentals of Houses, and in particular of a Brothel standing on 11 Crown Lots, down to the present

month of May. 18.With having informed Mr May, that he, Mr Caldwell, was a member of a Secret Society.

19.-With having informed Mr May, that although he would not himself take bribes, he would not object to his wife doing so.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

REPORT.

[JULY 31, 185

COUNCIL CHAMber, Saturday, 17th July, 18:3

STR.-We, the Members of a Commission appointed by Your Excellency, on the 20th day of May, 1858, to inquire into and report u certain charges brought against Mr Caldwell, the Registrar General, having inquired into the same do now report,--

That we commence l our public proceedings on the 27th of May last, and have had Twenty-five Sittings, extending over a period of Se Werks; that we have examined upwards of Fifty Witnesses, and a vast mass of Documents, and have extended our inquires into a number matters, some of which, irrelevant as they may now appear, were so woven into and combined with the immediate subject of inquiry, that was not considered safe to leave them unexamined. We allowed ourselves great latitude as to the kind of evidence we admitted, and w obliged to do so particularly in the matter of hearsay evidence, though not to the extent which the Attorney General (who sent in a pro on the subject) côonsidered justifiable or even necessary. We may observe here, that the same gentleman also forwarded a protest against wanner of taking Chinese evidence, as being in his opinion palpably favourable to Mr Caldwell. But we now repeat, what the Chairn

stated at the time of the reccption of the protest, that we consider the Attorney General's complaint totally unfounded.

We have experienced great difficulty in our labours: First, from the nature, arrangement, and wording of the charges-some of appeared unnecessary, as it certainly was most distasteful to us to inquire into; Secondly, from the reluctance of witnesses to give evidenc and Thirdly, and especially from the refusal of the Attorney General to act as accuser, or to recognize the charges as his charges. Und these circumstances, we considered it advisable to engage the services of Mr Day to act as examiner, parties interested being inforined that would receive at his Chambers any information which it was intended to bring before the Commission.

On the subject of our inquiry we report:

That charge 2, has been satisfactorily met and explained by Mr Caldwell, though there existed strong primà facie grounds for bringing i That charge 4 is not proved, but that there were grounds for bringing it.

That no proof whatever has been brought forward in support of charge 5.

That charge 14 is not proved as regards Mr Caldwell himself, though it appears that Mrs Caldwell has had transactions in land aud houses for her sister since December last, when Mr Caldwell became Licenser of Brothels; but that there is no evidence that Mr Caldwell hai any knowledge of such transactions.

That charge 15 has not been proved.

That no proof has been given in support of charge 16, but that there were grounds for bringing it.

That there is no proof whatever of charge 16, and that there were no sufficient grounds for bringing it.

That there were no grounds whatever for bringing charges 18 and 19.

That there were no grounds whatever for bringing charge 3.

That with regard to charge 6, a long and intimate connection between Mr Caldwell and Ma-chow Wong has been proved, but tha: there is no proof of any connection by affinity according to Chinese law or custom.

That with regard to charge 7, it is proved that Mr Caldwell has been in the habit, on Ma-chow Wong's unsupported information, of arresting persons; but that there is no evidence as to his confiscating or restoring property.

That as regards charge 8, there is no evidence of any connivances or procurements of Mr Caldwell; but that it is manifest that the Chinese are very averse to give evidence against him.

That as to charge 9, it has been proved, that Mr Caldwell aided in the acceptance of Sze-kai, his former servant, as Bail for Ma-chow Wong, and that Sze-kai had been imprisoned for debt, for a few days, a short time previously.

That we think it unnecessary to inake any other observation regarding charge 10, than that there is no evidence of Mr Caldwell having deceived the Executive Council.

That with reference to charge 11, a partnership with Ma-chow Wong in a lorcha is proved, and in fact admitted by Mr Caldwell; but that there is no evidence as to payments to Mr Caldwell out of the produce of plunder made at sea.

That as to charge 12, there is no evidence whatever.

That of the fact stated in charge 13, of the release of the men upon Mr Caldwell's representation as to their character, there is no doubt whatever; and that it appears incomprehensible how any person with Mr Caldwell's knowledge of the Chinese language, and holding the appointment he did, could have been ignorant of the character of the boats in which the men were seized, and that one at least of these men was a notorious pirate, particularly as it is in evidence that Ma-chow Wong was connected with the boats.

That with regard to charge 1, it being only a matter of inference, we find in support of such inference, that a sum of money was offered by a Chinaman as a mark of gratitude to Mr Caldwell, for being instrumental in the release of a lorcha seized by Pirates, in which the man's father was; but that this money was refused by Mr Caldwell, and on such refusal that it was offered to Mrs Caldwell as a present for the children. A majority, however, of the Commission do not feel satisfied that Mrs Caldwell accepted this money. It has also been proved that a Chinese female named Shaplok, who had been in frequent communication with Mr Caldwell (and is reported, but not proved, to be a sister by Chinese usage of Mrs Caldwell), received from the Foo T'ai pawn-shop the sum of $400, because the sentence on a pawn-broker belonging to the said shop had been mitigated, as was supposed, through her influence, and that she received a further sum of $50 for her personal trouble in the matter. Further, since the commencement of this inquiry, Mr Caldwell has, solely upon the information conveyed in an anonymous letter, that certain property had been stolen, personally, and without the assistance of the police, searched a room in the occupation of Assow, the Police Court Interpreter, whom Mr Caldwell knew to be about to give evidence before the Commission. Mr Caldwell, in the opinion of the Commission, acted in this matter inju liciously, to say the least of it. Notwithstanding these facts, coupled with the circumstance of Mr Caldwell's connection with so notorious a character as Ma-chow Wong, it appears to a majority of the Com- mission that, although Mr Caldwell's original appointment as a Justice of the Peace may have been injudicious, they do not necessitate so strong a measure as his removal from that office.

Finally, we would state, that in the course of the inquiry it has come to our knowledge, that previous to the appointment of the Com- mission, certain papers connected with Ma-chow Wong's trial, and which might have been of service to the Commission, have been destroyed; but it has been clearly proved that their destruction was ordered solely because they encumbered the Chinese Secretary's Office, while it appeared that they were then of no value, and could not be further required.

;

To Ilis Excellency

SIR JOHN BOWRING, Kt. LL.D.,

Governor of Hongkong,

&c., &'c., &c.

We have the honor to be,

Your Excellency's

Most obedieat humble Servants,

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY, Chairman.

II. TUDOR DAVIES.

GEORGE LYALL.

A. FLETCHER.

JOHN SCARTH.

J:1.Y 31, 1858.]

The Honghong Government Gazettę.

Translation of Ordinance No. 11 of 1858, "for the prevention of Offences touching Securities,

Sales, and Deposits."

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大英欽奉全權大臣總督香港等處地方軍務兼理五口稅務包 會同本港定例總局議定是一千八百五十八年第十一則例爲預防哄騙銀雨及 典當 弊特議此例示詭商民人等知悉以便一體遵依特諭

一則 凡銀房之銀單其空白處所填記號數目一如銀單式樣如有人挖補添改者卽以偽造之罪定擬

第二則 凡有人以憑單或自己書立或別人書立用哄騙倩他人出名支取銀雨不論憑單存留已處以及轉給於人其罪卽爲騙人利已一經 告發定將該哄騙者照例治罪又如有人騙取別人銀物而以自已所知已例之行舖書立憑單作據亦以騙人利已之罪定擬

第三則 凡一票當五百銀之下者必須領有牌照方准當押如無牌照者不准再凡有人要出投貨物亦必領牌照方准投賣

第四則 以上所有該牌照乃 總憲並公局官所設其納餉各章程亦按照 督憲並公局官所定該牌照限以一年爲期期滿再換新牌 第五則 凡開設當舖其牌照之期内不准在該舖作別樣貿易 第六則 所有各當舖門首必大書英唐字樣該人姓名並押字 第七則 巡捕官及帮理庶務人或差役奉有

備官字據不論何時到該當舖查其所當之貨物及其賬部該當舖之人必立卽取出任其查看 八則 其當舖先出本銀當押貨物准按月按日討取利息該利若干乃按照當押之時所言為定所當貨物如當後三日內取贖則按日計利 至第四日方准收一個月之利其餘諸月均按月按日計算

第九則 凡當出之錢銀照實數目不准扣折亦不得藉端多取利息

第十則 凡當舖必立一部名日總部其部内寫明所當是何貨物該貨物之式樣來歷以及本銀多寡利息若干並來人姓名事業住址現在 何街第幾號如係包蒩者須寫明包租者又寫一英字 或同居者亦須寫明同居者又寫一英字 倘有代別人以貨物來當亦寫明伊姓 名及貨物之主姓名鄉里住址所有當押日期俱註明英年月日登部之時先將來人姓名住址等查確自定此例之後以英八月初一日爲 始當押貨物均以次序登記如第一次當者書第一號第二次當者書第二號餘皆做此其餘諸月永遠以此爲式

第十一 一則 其所當之貨物或有非唐人所作及非唐人所用者不但寫落總部亦須另設一部名曰外物部將該貨物註明在內

第十二期 凡收貨交銀之時該當舖必給當票一紙交與來人收執不准另收票銀票内用正字照總部內所寫抄出並寫該當舖之姓名字號 及在何街開張倘來人不接當票則不得當其貨物如當其貨物卽是犯例

第十三則 凡人要贖貨物必携帶該當票交還當舖或舖内代理之人已贖貨物之後該當舖或舖內之人必須寫明收利多寡於票內其票存 貯至十二個月不得毀棄其十二個月之期以註收利於票之日爲始

第十四則 凡當貨物之後至六個月始爲期滿該六個月內贖取貨物須帶當票並本利計足不論來人是貨主否該當舖或代理之人卽將原 當貨物交回來人

第十五則 或來當貨物之人或貨物之主預先告知當舖倘有別人帶票來贖不可將該貨物交與抑或當舖會知該貨物非義而來或經有人 通知或自已思疑該貨物非義而來者以及第十六則所言之欸俱不得與贖

第十六则 倘有非當貨之人到當舖說及該貨是伊之物因失去或被人違例而取去者如未經贖取貨物之先該當舖或代理之人務須即時 在總部內沙出一 世又有非携祟之 祟之人到當舖財及該當票是伊之票因失去成被人違例而取去者該當舖並代理之人亦必

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[JULY 31, 1858.

凡凡

出骸票交伊以上雨歎須携票到以下所言之衙門求懇審揮若七日內有實據是伊之物該衙門於票內註明其人則機票往贖該當舖遵 官所寫交回原物或不用伊還所當之本銀或不用計利息或本利均無庸還俱遵官所寫

第十七則 凡巡理廳聞有憑據有人當貨而貨主不知者應出票搜查該當舖或代理之人不得阻碍如查有實據卽將 物帶回衙門伺 發落

第十八則 凡所當之貨物越六個月期滿之後尙不贖取者則該貨物卽屬當舖

第十九則 凡人携貨要當銀者必須詳細言明伊是何人姓名住址由何處得該貨物以及該貨是屬何人之物暨該貨主之姓名住址倘有 人要贖貨物或欲抄取票紙亦必言明其姓名住址貨主之姓名住址及爲何沙樂之故

第二十則 凡有人當貨或贖貨或取票紙倘不照以上第十九則所言之詳細明白以及該貨物形跡可疑者則當舖遵依本例留拘該人隨 時交與差役該差役務將該人並貨物票紙解送巡理廳或監禁候審或釋放任巡理廳發落

第二十一則 凡當舖並代理之人或失其所當之貨物或毀壞則按照以下所列三款賠還

一凡所當之貨物該當舖並代理之人不照本例發賣者

二或未滿期被別人偷去或舖內之人瞞騙或失去

三或未滿期之時該貨物被當舖或代理及服役之人不小心毀壞以上三款該衙門均斷其賠還

第二十二則凡經衙門所斷當舖賠還之銀不及其所欠本利之數則照本原數補足如賠還之銀較多於本利之數則除其所欠之本利仍 將除銀取囘

第二十三則 凡經衙門所斷賠還之銀該當舖或代理之人立朗交還不得推辭 第二十四則 凡到當舖要當銀之人其年不至十二歲者該當舖不得當伊貨物

第二十五則 凡人在各署僱工胥役或屬工役親人俱不准作當舖生理

第二十六則 貨物有各衙門字號者當舖不得當該貨物

第二十七則 擬定除唐人過年先一個禮拜外每早晨八點鐘之光間八點鐘之後不准交易當押

第二十八則 凡當舖之總部並當票之歎式必隨時按照國家新文紙而否則自于罪戾

第二十九則 凡屬此例之案件並官擬寫之憑據俱俟巡理廳審錢債之日期判斷皆依該衙門之例至本例第一則第二則兩款則非巡理廳 署所管

第三十則 陰當舖之外凡有人以貨物押借錢銀兩相授受者亦與當舖無異均踣此例辦理

第三十一則 凡人有犯本例黹款者則照以下所定各條而辦

第一條凡人犯本例第三則第五則第六則者擬定每次罰銀二百大員以下惟犯第六則三次及三次之外則追囘牌照不准開當舖

第二條凡人犯第七則至第十六則例者擬定每次罰銀五百大員以下或追回牌照

第三條凡人犯第十九則例者擬定每次監禁兩年以下或作工或不作工

JULY 31, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

39

百大員以下或追回

第五條凡人犯第二十四則 例者擬定每次罰錢一

次罰銀五十大員以下

第四條凡人犯第二十則第 二十三則例者擬定每

照百例條

第六條凡人犯第二十五則

例者擬定每次罰銀五

者役

不者五則

百大員以下 例者擬定每次罰銀五

條凡人犯第二十七則

第七條凡人犯第二十六則

凡大者凡

例條百例條 准草十例

退 大

准充當職役

例者擬定每次罰銀一

百大員以下

第三十二則 凡本例所罰

每第

之銀俱國家銀庫以充

公項

第三十三則 本例並不禁

一千八百五十

阻本

EXKKELSKTÉ

舊律懲辦

六七

三十一

114

NOTICE.

以所

充罰

HE Next Sittings of the SUPREME COURT, E. Next Sittings of the SUPREME COURT

IRIDAY, the Sixth day of August, A.D. 1858, 12 o'clock at Noon.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

COURT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG. A ROBERT CALVER CRAWFORD, deccased. OTICE-All Claims against the Estate of the abore deceased, must be proved before the AL ADMINISTRATOR, before the Twenty fourth January, a.n. 1859, otherwise they will not

+

led in the Scheme of Division.

A Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re-

d to make inmediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar—Oficial Administrator,

GURT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG. In re EDWARD HOW, decased. "OTICE.—All Claims against the Estate of the abore deceased, inust be proved before the APETAL ADMINISTRATOR, before the Twenty-third † January, A.D. 1859, otherwise they will not **aded in the Scheme of Division.

Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re- wied to make immediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

RT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG. Igre JAMES FRASER, deceased. OTICE-All Claims against the Estate of the abwe deceased, must he proved before the MIKAL ADMINISTRATOR, before the Thirtieik day e Demiler, a.d. 1858, otherwise they will not be

med in the Scheme of Division.

Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re- red to make immediate payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG,

TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,—that an inter- medede SITTING of the above COURT, will **d at 2 o'clock P.M., on IVEDNESDAY, the brant day of August, 1858.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Acting Registrar. July, 1858.

Hongkong, 31st

NOTICE.

Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS. DUNN in our Firm, ceased on the 30th of

Tukow, 14th July, 1858.

HEDGE & Co.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

HE undersigned has received instructions to sell | SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE Galle, Tunesie deuren, leder a disumine sor

Rent, on SATURDAY, the 7th of August, at li

o'clock A.M.,—-

The Valuable and Elegant selection of HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE, of W. M. ROBINET, on the Premises, Queen's Road, East, Rented to the said W. M. ROBINET,-comprising Office, Bed-room, Dining-room, and Drawing-room FURNITURE, CROCKERYWARE, SILVER, CUTLERY, &C., &c.

Also,

2 SEDAN CHAIRS, 1 Handsome American CARRIAGE, and 1 Calcutta BUGGY.

The above mentioned Articles can be viewed, 2 day's previous to the Sale.

-CATALOGUES to be had at the VICTORIA EXCHANGE

TERMS.-Cush in MEXICAN Dollars.

H. DUDDELL,

Government Autioneers.

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.

HE Co-partnership heretofore existing in China under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will

ign the name in liquidation.

8

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIE.

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

́CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTIČE.

HE undersigned have formed a Co-Partnershi for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT, WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

|

0

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON, JR., WALTER L. PURDIE, D. OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. Tyens, are this day admit- ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

OLYPHANT & Co.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

T

Steam

for

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, & SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

THE PENINSULAR & Oriental Steam NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “SINGAPORE,” Captain G. A. GRAINGER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specic, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on TUESDAY, the 10th of August, at 2 P.M.

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

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 on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 23d July, 1858.

PUBLIC SALE

08

VALUBALE HOUSEHOLD PROPERTY, in Queen's Roud.

TANE, CRAWFORD & Co. have been instructed

Le to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, ON WEDNES

DAY, the 25th August next, at Noon,→

LOT 1.-Those FIFTEEN HOUSES, situated in Queen's Road West, adjoining Messrs GIBB, LIVING- STON & Co.'s Godowns, at present occupied as Taverne and Chinese Shops, and let on a Lease, which expires in November 1860, for $2,160 per Annum.

2. The Large and Commodious BUNGALOW, in Gough Street, immediately behind the above named Houses, with Coach-House, Stable, &c,, at present let at $60 per Month.

The above Lots are erected on INLAND LOTS 5 and 5 1, and if bought by two different persous, it

THE SINGAPORE, will close on MOND, is to be understood that the whole Property is to be

the 9th August, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d. ; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong, 24th July, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Muster.

transferred in the Land-Office to the name of the Pur- chaser of the Fifteen Houses, who is to grant a lease, free of Rent or other charge except GROUND-RENT for 999 years to the Purchaser of the Bungalow. The Ground-Rent on the whole is £48.7.5,—Two- thirds of which to be chargeable to the 15 Houses,

nd the remaining One-third to the Bunga'ow.

TERMS OF SALE.-One-third of the Purchas:- money to be paid on the full of the Hammer, and the Balance on the completion of the Transfer,-the Ex- pense of which to be paid by the Purchasers.

Queen's Road, 3d July, 1858,

JULY 31, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

39

百大員以下或追回

第五條凡人犯第二十四則 例者擬定每次罰錢一

次罰銀五十大員以下

第四條凡人犯第二十則第 二十三則例者擬定每

照百例條

第六條凡人犯第二十五則

例者擬定每次罰銀五

者役

不者五則

百大員以下 例者擬定每次罰銀五

條凡人犯第二十七則

第七條凡人犯第二十六則

凡大者凡

例條百例條 准草十例

退 大

准充當職役

例者擬定每次罰銀一

百大員以下

第三十二則 凡本例所罰

每第

之銀俱國家銀庫以充

公項

第三十三則 本例並不禁

一千八百五十

阻本

EXKKELSKTÉ

舊律懲辦

六七

三十一

114

NOTICE.

以所

充罰

HE Next Sittings of the SUPREME COURT, E. Next Sittings of the SUPREME COURT

IRIDAY, the Sixth day of August, A.D. 1858, 12 o'clock at Noon.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

COURT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG. A ROBERT CALVER CRAWFORD, deccased. OTICE-All Claims against the Estate of the abore deceased, must be proved before the AL ADMINISTRATOR, before the Twenty fourth January, a.n. 1859, otherwise they will not

+

led in the Scheme of Division.

A Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re-

d to make inmediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar—Oficial Administrator,

GURT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG. In re EDWARD HOW, decased. "OTICE.—All Claims against the Estate of the abore deceased, inust be proved before the APETAL ADMINISTRATOR, before the Twenty-third † January, A.D. 1859, otherwise they will not **aded in the Scheme of Division.

Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re- wied to make immediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

RT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG. Igre JAMES FRASER, deceased. OTICE-All Claims against the Estate of the abwe deceased, must he proved before the MIKAL ADMINISTRATOR, before the Thirtieik day e Demiler, a.d. 1858, otherwise they will not be

med in the Scheme of Division.

Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re- red to make immediate payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG,

TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,—that an inter- medede SITTING of the above COURT, will **d at 2 o'clock P.M., on IVEDNESDAY, the brant day of August, 1858.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Acting Registrar. July, 1858.

Hongkong, 31st

NOTICE.

Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS. DUNN in our Firm, ceased on the 30th of

Tukow, 14th July, 1858.

HEDGE & Co.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

HE undersigned has received instructions to sell | SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE Galle, Tunesie deuren, leder a disumine sor

Rent, on SATURDAY, the 7th of August, at li

o'clock A.M.,—-

The Valuable and Elegant selection of HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE, of W. M. ROBINET, on the Premises, Queen's Road, East, Rented to the said W. M. ROBINET,-comprising Office, Bed-room, Dining-room, and Drawing-room FURNITURE, CROCKERYWARE, SILVER, CUTLERY, &C., &c.

Also,

2 SEDAN CHAIRS, 1 Handsome American CARRIAGE, and 1 Calcutta BUGGY.

The above mentioned Articles can be viewed, 2 day's previous to the Sale.

-CATALOGUES to be had at the VICTORIA EXCHANGE

TERMS.-Cush in MEXICAN Dollars.

H. DUDDELL,

Government Autioneers.

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.

HE Co-partnership heretofore existing in China under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will

ign the name in liquidation.

8

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIE.

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

́CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTIČE.

HE undersigned have formed a Co-Partnershi for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT, WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

|

0

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON, JR., WALTER L. PURDIE, D. OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. Tyens, are this day admit- ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

OLYPHANT & Co.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

T

Steam

for

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, & SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

THE PENINSULAR & Oriental Steam NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “SINGAPORE,” Captain G. A. GRAINGER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specic, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on TUESDAY, the 10th of August, at 2 P.M.

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

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 on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 23d July, 1858.

PUBLIC SALE

08

VALUBALE HOUSEHOLD PROPERTY, in Queen's Roud.

TANE, CRAWFORD & Co. have been instructed

Le to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, ON WEDNES

DAY, the 25th August next, at Noon,→

LOT 1.-Those FIFTEEN HOUSES, situated in Queen's Road West, adjoining Messrs GIBB, LIVING- STON & Co.'s Godowns, at present occupied as Taverne and Chinese Shops, and let on a Lease, which expires in November 1860, for $2,160 per Annum.

2. The Large and Commodious BUNGALOW, in Gough Street, immediately behind the above named Houses, with Coach-House, Stable, &c,, at present let at $60 per Month.

The above Lots are erected on INLAND LOTS 5 and 5 1, and if bought by two different persous, it

THE SINGAPORE, will close on MOND, is to be understood that the whole Property is to be

the 9th August, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d. ; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong, 24th July, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Muster.

transferred in the Land-Office to the name of the Pur- chaser of the Fifteen Houses, who is to grant a lease, free of Rent or other charge except GROUND-RENT for 999 years to the Purchaser of the Bungalow. The Ground-Rent on the whole is £48.7.5,—Two- thirds of which to be chargeable to the 15 Houses,

nd the remaining One-third to the Bunga'ow.

TERMS OF SALE.-One-third of the Purchas:- money to be paid on the full of the Hammer, and the Balance on the completion of the Transfer,-the Ex- pense of which to be paid by the Purchasers.

Queen's Road, 3d July, 1858,

10

NOTICE.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

E Business hitherto conducted in CANTON and

NOTICE.

R CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised

to

HONGKONG, under the style of NEAVE ME CHARLES Y

MURRAY & Co., and in LONDON, under that of NEAVE & Co., was closed on the 30th ultimo.

The name of the firm in China, will be signed in liquidation only, by M® C. W. MURRAY, and by MR II. MURRAY.

THOS. D. NEAVE,

by his Attorney, C. W. MURRAY, C. W. MURRAY.

H. MURRAY,

Hongkong, 7th July, 1858.

ON

TO BE SOLD,

or about the 5th August, 1858, by PUBLIC

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

II. F. EDWARDS.

Colony.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

NOTICE.

R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au-

AUCTION. (if not previously disposed of by MR

Private Contract.)—that Excellent DWELLING HOUSE and LOT, situated upon MIRROR HILL, Foockow, formerly belonging to CALEB JONES, Esq., U.S. Consul, and at present in the occupation of Messrs BLENKIN, RAWSON & Co. For further particulars, apply to

or to

ROBERT R. WESTALL,

Foochow

NEAVE, MURRAY & Co.,

Hongkong.

Hongkong, 8th July, 1858.

[JULY 31, 18%

NOTICE.

IVE, the undersigned, have this day coun

business at this Port, as Ship-clas Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, under t'.

of TALBOT, DEVINE & Co,

Whampoa, 7th April, 1858.

H. E. TALEO,

W. H. DEVIN

In the Estate of the late M. A. HARSANT,

deceased.

AL

LL Persons having Claims against, a

Persons indebted to, the above Estat requested to pay the same, or send them in ; thorised to sign our Firm per procuration undersigned for liquidation, before 26th D

FRED. M. HARSANT, Administrator.

from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co. Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

NOTICE.

WE

E have established a Branch of our Firm at BANGBOK, SIAM, under the management of Ma C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Singapore, 17th May, 1858,

next.

Hongkong, 24th July, 1858.

Printed as the Office of the China Mail, Hongk

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thir Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under,

Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cente..... half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 7TH AUGUST, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 168.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby girea, 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. 67.

}

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Return of Passenger Ships cleared by the Emigration Officer during the Half-year ending 30th June, 1858, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th August, 1858.

Descriptive List of EMIGRANT SHIPS which have cleared from the PORT OF HONGKONG, during the Half-year

ending 30th June, 1858.

Xo.

DATE CLEARED.

SHIP'S NAME,

TONS.

OF WHAT PORT.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHITHER BOUND.

ADULT PASSENGERS

THAT SHE CAN

PASSENGERS

ACTUALLY TAKEN.

ADULTS. CHILDREN.

Male Female Mae Female

9

10

12

13

29

"

14

31

"

15 April 7

16

William,

17

18

19

19

Mooresfort,

+ 19

Jany. 1

Joseph Peabody,

...

2

Eleonore,

...

20

Tasmania,

***

23

Agamemnon,

...

...

30

Daring,

...

...

...

Feb.

March 6

Panama,

...

...

10

Abyssinian,

...

...

...

Gellert,

...

...

12

Mastiff,

***

...

...

"

17

Ocan Chief,

4.0

...

Norwood,

19

26 j

White Swallow,

Aurora,

Robert Passenger,

Beatrice,

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

***

1,398

439

...

...

...

.. ...

Carribean, 9

10 Tynemouth,

15 Johnnes H. Ferdinand,

Lord Warriston,

...

..

...

...

...

21

Formosa,

...

22

George Kendall,

...

23

Leonidas,

...

19

27

Boston Light,

**

29

Samuel Hendrikus,

***

30

Carntyne,

944

17

Frigate Bird,

...

...

805

18

Mauritius,

2,134

Glasgow

22

Anna Lange,...

Bremen

...

99

26

Norway,

...

...

...

27

Atmosphere,

...

...

June 21

Joseph Shephard,

24

Scotia,

...

19

24

St Paul,

+00

"

19

24 Santa Claus,

...

***

...

-27❘ Hebe,...

1998

1,198 Boston

426 | Gottenburg 1,190 | Glasgow 974 London

Boston 1,095 1,140 New York 1,072

London

Bremen

613 1,030 N

1,026 1,190

849

New York

Liverpool

Boston London

Salem London

887 Boston 703 London 874 1,228

717 Rotterdam 1,288 Liverpool 1,144 Greenock

701 Bordeaux 897 Liverpool 697❘ London 1,164 Boston

611 Rotterdam

983

2,075 1,500

629

1,021

Liverpool Philadelphia

New York

London, Greenock

669 | Havre

1 256

591

Boston Rotterdam

Edward Weston C. F. Almflet James Nourse Robert Thompson Robert Simonsen William Porter Cane Richard H. Lewis Herman H. Wicke Wm. C. Johnson William Brown Nathl. Ingersoll Frank Bristow W. H. Clough Edward Sayer G. L. Rogers Joseph G. Milton John Winchester John Wake G. H. Lodewyks E. Conethurst W. Lock H. Durand Philip Farley J. H. C. Andrew Elkanah Crowell A. G. Bonten: W. G. Sparke P. C. Cope

Donald Cruikshank

J. D. Raschen

H. B. Major W. H. Lunt R. Phillips John Bell D. H Pinard Bailey Foster

A. H. Kiehl

LEGALLY

CARRY.

San Francisco

421

356

63

Melbourne

50

45

Havannah

480

367

deo

Sydney

453

453

San Francisco

278

278

Sydney & Melbourne

496

496

...

Sydney

450

450

San Francisco

302

244

25

Sydney

447

447

Sydney & Melbourne

544

514

San Franci.co

335

309

26

Sydney

·440

438

530

525

...

San Francisco

371

280

10

Sydney

403

377

***

Sydney & Melbourne

359

356

...

San Francisco

380

380

...

Sydney

696

.696

••

371

371

"

San Francisco

573

568

Sydney & Melbourne -

562

562

478

478

19

343

343

..

19

San Francisco

293

293

377

377

305

254

474

419

»

327

244

"S

Havana

945

741

Sydney & Melbourne Sydney

950

441

1,230

1,230

...

San Francisco

509

460

325

151

...

***

39

Havannah

554

554

...

Sydney

827

316

San Francisco

51

50

Sydney & Melbourne

254

250

15,143 186

186

Total Adult Passengers....... 15,329

A. L. INGLIS,

Acting Emigration Officer.

42

No. 68.

JOHN BOWRING.

The Hongkong Government Gazelle.

[AUGUST 7, 185-

PROCLAMATION.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Col of Hongkong and its Dopendencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Ch Superintendent of the Trado of British Subjects in China.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honourab Sir EDWARD BULWER LYTTON, Baronet, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been receiv approving of and confirming the following Ordinances, namely:-

No. 3 of 1858, entitled-

No. 4 of 1858, entitled-

“An Ordinance for the Supreme Court ;

"An Ordinance for Summary Jurisdictions and Appeals to the Supreme Court;"

No. 5 of 1858, entitled-

"An Ordinance for extending to this Colony certain Imperial Enactments, and certain

Rules and Orders of the Superior Courts:"-

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

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 7th Day of August, 1858.

No. 34.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

WALTER HENRY MEDHURST, Esquire, having returned from Leave of Absence, resumed the duties of his office, as Her Majesty's Consul at the Port of Foochow-foo, on the 27th ultimo.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th August, 1858.

G. W. CAINE.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has directed that the accompanying Copy of a Notice received from Her Majesty's Consul at Canton, be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th August, 1858.

NOTICE.

G. W. CAINE.

The undersigned, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Canton, having received instructions from His Excellency The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, K.T., Her Majesty's High Commissioner in China, to examine and report upon the Claims of British Subjects or Persons entitled to British protection, specifying the amount which shall appear justly chargeable under the head of "Losses for Property and Goods destroyed during the recent disturbances at Canton, or abandoned in the hands of the Chinese, and still unaccounted for": undersigned will forthwith proceed to the verification and examination of the said Claims, at the Office for the British Consulate in the It is hereby notified, that the Superintendency at Hongkong; and all Claimants are hereby required to hold themselves in readiness to produce such Evidence as they may deem necessary, or as the case may admit of, for the final substantiation of their claims. Notice is further given that,-in reference to the Government Notification No 16, of 6th April, published in the Gazette of April the 10th last, requesting Her Majesty's Subjects without delay to send in a Statement of these Losses, and of their Claims, made up and revised to the latest period,claims will be received until the 20th of August, together with any additional Statements or Inventories required to complete those already registered. After which date no new claims can be accepted without special instructions and authority from Her Majesty's High Commissioner. All claims or correspondence on the subject of these claims, to be addressed to the Superintendency, under cover to the undersigned, with “Canton Claims” plainly written in the corner.

British Consulate, Canton, 31st July, 1858.

No. 36.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

H. B. M.'s Consul at Canton.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., is pleased to direct the publication, for general information, of the following Copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, transmitting Copy of a Communication from Her Majesty's Consul at San Francisco, enclosing an Act of the Legislature of California, prohibiting the Immigration into that State of Chinese Labourers, after the 1st of October, 1858.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th August, 1858.

No. 54.

G. W. CAINE.

SIR,-I transmit to you herewith, for your information, a Copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Consul at San Francisco, inclosing an

FOREIGN OFFICE, June 19, 1858. Act of the Legislature of California, prohibiting the future immigration into the State of Chinese Labourers.—I am, &c.,

SIR JOHN BOWRING, &c., &c., &c.

(Signed)

MALMESBURY.

42

No. 68.

JOHN BOWRING.

The Hongkong Government Gazelle.

[AUGUST 7, 185-

PROCLAMATION.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Col of Hongkong and its Dopendencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Ch Superintendent of the Trado of British Subjects in China.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honourab Sir EDWARD BULWER LYTTON, Baronet, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been receiv approving of and confirming the following Ordinances, namely:-

No. 3 of 1858, entitled-

No. 4 of 1858, entitled-

“An Ordinance for the Supreme Court ;

"An Ordinance for Summary Jurisdictions and Appeals to the Supreme Court;"

No. 5 of 1858, entitled-

"An Ordinance for extending to this Colony certain Imperial Enactments, and certain

Rules and Orders of the Superior Courts:"-

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

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 7th Day of August, 1858.

No. 34.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

WALTER HENRY MEDHURST, Esquire, having returned from Leave of Absence, resumed the duties of his office, as Her Majesty's Consul at the Port of Foochow-foo, on the 27th ultimo.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th August, 1858.

G. W. CAINE.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has directed that the accompanying Copy of a Notice received from Her Majesty's Consul at Canton, be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th August, 1858.

NOTICE.

G. W. CAINE.

The undersigned, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Canton, having received instructions from His Excellency The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, K.T., Her Majesty's High Commissioner in China, to examine and report upon the Claims of British Subjects or Persons entitled to British protection, specifying the amount which shall appear justly chargeable under the head of "Losses for Property and Goods destroyed during the recent disturbances at Canton, or abandoned in the hands of the Chinese, and still unaccounted for": undersigned will forthwith proceed to the verification and examination of the said Claims, at the Office for the British Consulate in the It is hereby notified, that the Superintendency at Hongkong; and all Claimants are hereby required to hold themselves in readiness to produce such Evidence as they may deem necessary, or as the case may admit of, for the final substantiation of their claims. Notice is further given that,-in reference to the Government Notification No 16, of 6th April, published in the Gazette of April the 10th last, requesting Her Majesty's Subjects without delay to send in a Statement of these Losses, and of their Claims, made up and revised to the latest period,claims will be received until the 20th of August, together with any additional Statements or Inventories required to complete those already registered. After which date no new claims can be accepted without special instructions and authority from Her Majesty's High Commissioner. All claims or correspondence on the subject of these claims, to be addressed to the Superintendency, under cover to the undersigned, with “Canton Claims” plainly written in the corner.

British Consulate, Canton, 31st July, 1858.

No. 36.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

H. B. M.'s Consul at Canton.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., is pleased to direct the publication, for general information, of the following Copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, transmitting Copy of a Communication from Her Majesty's Consul at San Francisco, enclosing an Act of the Legislature of California, prohibiting the Immigration into that State of Chinese Labourers, after the 1st of October, 1858.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th August, 1858.

No. 54.

G. W. CAINE.

SIR,-I transmit to you herewith, for your information, a Copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Consul at San Francisco, inclosing an

FOREIGN OFFICE, June 19, 1858. Act of the Legislature of California, prohibiting the future immigration into the State of Chinese Labourers.—I am, &c.,

SIR JOHN BOWRING, &c., &c., &c.

(Signed)

MALMESBURY.

AUGUST 7, 1858.]

A. 25.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

43

BRITISH CONSULATE, SAN FRANCISCO, 4th May, 1858. My Lord,—I have the honour to inclose the printed Copy of an Act passed by the last Legislature, and approved by the Governor of the State, to prevent the further Immigration of Chinese.-I have, &c.,

W. T. BOOKER.

The Earl of Malmesbury, &c, &c., &c.

(Signed)

PREVENTION OF CHINESE IMMIGRATION.

per-

The following is a Copy of the Act passed by the last Legislature," to prevent the further Immigration of Chinese or Mongolians" :- Section 1.-On and after the 1st day of October A.D. 1858, any person or persons of the Chinese or Mongolian Races, shall not be mitted to enter this State, or land therein at any Port or part thereof; and it shall be unlawful for any Man or Person, whether Captain or Commander, or other person in charge of, or interested in, or employed on board of, or Passenger upon any Vessel or Vessels, of any nature or description whatever, to knowingly permit or allow any Chinese or Mongolian, on and after such time, to enter any of the Ports of this State, to land therein, or at any place or places within the borders of this State; and any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this Act, shall be held and deemed guilty of a misdemeanour, and upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine in any Sum not less than $400 For more than $600, for each and every Offence, or imprisonment in the County Jail of the County in which the said Offence was committed for a period of not less than Three Months, nor more than One Year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Section 2.-The landing of each and every Chinese or Mongolian person or persons shall be deemed and held as a distinct and separate effence, and punished accordingly.

Section 3.-Any Captain or Commander, or any Person owning an interest in or being employed upon any Vessel or Vessels having on board any Chinese or Mongolians which may be by storm or distress, or other unavoidable accident, driven ashore upon any of the Coast of this State, or within any Ports of this State, and from which any of said Chinese or Mongolians may be landed within this State, shall not be held able under the provisions of this Act: Provided, however, the fact of it being an unavoidable necessity or accident be fully shown to the tisfaction of the Court or Judge having the hearing of said case before him; and provided further, that said person or persons having charge of, or being employed upon, or being interested in, any Vessel or Vessels thus driven ashore upon any of the Coasts of this State, and from which any Chinese or Mongolians shall be landed, shall immediately thereafter use all due diligence in their power to cause each and all of Chinese or Mongolians to be immediately re-shipped, or in other ways conveyed from within the borders of the State, which fart shall also be made to appear to the satisfaction of the Court or the Judge having the hearing of the same.

Section 4.-It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, as soon as practicable after the passage of this Act, to cause the same to be translated into the Chinese language, and shall cause 1,000 copies of the same to be published in said language for distribution among the Chinese residents in this State; and the Sum of $500 is hereby set apart out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray the Cost of said translation, publication, and distribution, and it shall also be the duty of the Secretary of State to furnish a translated

Agents of the United States in the Ports of China.

Copy of this Act to each of the Commercial

Approved, April

26,

1858.

列後 上岸合行遍告週知俾大衆毋違該 現因合衆國設立新例禁止華民蒙

八等到舊金山 例各條

True Copies,

H. F. HANCE.

則將

監寫有

究准

治華

四其

支銀五百員以作費用並將此例遍給中土各口之合 山各處曉諭華民人等知悉其工價准在金山公庫內 第四則地方官速將本例譒譯漢文刻印一千張遍發金 將華民蒙古人等以別船送出界外官處亦查明果確

照罰至監禁期限亦十倍監禁 人所共知是出於不得已該船主搭客僱工卽速盡力 漂泊至岸不得已而上岸者該處官署查有實據顯然 三則其或該船有華民蒙古人等在内或因偶遭風浪 人數多寡究治如有十人上岸則以應罰之銀數十倍 二則倘有准華民及蒙古人等上岸者其罪按上岸之 該處監獄多則一年少則三個月或監禁罰銀二欸並 有實據每次罰銀多則六百員少則四百員或押禁在 山岸上及所屬各處地方卽是違例其犯本例各條查 主或搭客或僱工倘有故意准華民蒙古人等到本金 全山並金山各屬頭均不准上岸凡船上之人或船 年八月廿五日爲始所有華民及蒙古人等不准到舊 第一則現定以一千八百五十八年十月初一日卽戊午

五衆支

:+

方主

官搭

華速客

將催等

六週

知用

並知譒非船

將悉譯違送該

漢例

界主處

例例

章遍價

速據遭

果盡顯風

力然浪

五. 十八年四月十六日定擬

衆國領事官使各週知所有此例章程均於一千八百

No.37.

His Excellency

SIR

欵禁條本

在查金船舊午

Translated by,

(Signed,)

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

條山

J. MONGAN,

Assistant Chinese Secretary.

JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has directed

that the following Notice, received from Her Majesty's Consul for Canton, announcing the withdrawal of the Consular Office from the anchorage off that City, be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th August, 1858.

NOTIFICATION.

G. W. CAINE.

The undersigned, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Canton, having received the instructions of His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of Trade, to remove the Consular Office now in the Consular Chop from this anchorage: Notice is hereby en that any business connected with the Consular Jurisdiction of the Port, will, for the present, be transacted at Whampoa, by Mr Vize-Consul Bird, to whom the necessary instructions have been given.

(Signed.) [L.S.]

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK, H.B.M.'s Consul.

British Consulate, Canton, 3d Angust, 1858.

True Copy,

H. F. HANce.

AUGUST 7, 1858.]

A. 25.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

43

BRITISH CONSULATE, SAN FRANCISCO, 4th May, 1858. My Lord,—I have the honour to inclose the printed Copy of an Act passed by the last Legislature, and approved by the Governor of the State, to prevent the further Immigration of Chinese.-I have, &c.,

W. T. BOOKER.

The Earl of Malmesbury, &c, &c., &c.

(Signed)

PREVENTION OF CHINESE IMMIGRATION.

per-

The following is a Copy of the Act passed by the last Legislature," to prevent the further Immigration of Chinese or Mongolians" :- Section 1.-On and after the 1st day of October A.D. 1858, any person or persons of the Chinese or Mongolian Races, shall not be mitted to enter this State, or land therein at any Port or part thereof; and it shall be unlawful for any Man or Person, whether Captain or Commander, or other person in charge of, or interested in, or employed on board of, or Passenger upon any Vessel or Vessels, of any nature or description whatever, to knowingly permit or allow any Chinese or Mongolian, on and after such time, to enter any of the Ports of this State, to land therein, or at any place or places within the borders of this State; and any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this Act, shall be held and deemed guilty of a misdemeanour, and upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine in any Sum not less than $400 For more than $600, for each and every Offence, or imprisonment in the County Jail of the County in which the said Offence was committed for a period of not less than Three Months, nor more than One Year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Section 2.-The landing of each and every Chinese or Mongolian person or persons shall be deemed and held as a distinct and separate effence, and punished accordingly.

Section 3.-Any Captain or Commander, or any Person owning an interest in or being employed upon any Vessel or Vessels having on board any Chinese or Mongolians which may be by storm or distress, or other unavoidable accident, driven ashore upon any of the Coast of this State, or within any Ports of this State, and from which any of said Chinese or Mongolians may be landed within this State, shall not be held able under the provisions of this Act: Provided, however, the fact of it being an unavoidable necessity or accident be fully shown to the tisfaction of the Court or Judge having the hearing of said case before him; and provided further, that said person or persons having charge of, or being employed upon, or being interested in, any Vessel or Vessels thus driven ashore upon any of the Coasts of this State, and from which any Chinese or Mongolians shall be landed, shall immediately thereafter use all due diligence in their power to cause each and all of Chinese or Mongolians to be immediately re-shipped, or in other ways conveyed from within the borders of the State, which fart shall also be made to appear to the satisfaction of the Court or the Judge having the hearing of the same.

Section 4.-It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, as soon as practicable after the passage of this Act, to cause the same to be translated into the Chinese language, and shall cause 1,000 copies of the same to be published in said language for distribution among the Chinese residents in this State; and the Sum of $500 is hereby set apart out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray the Cost of said translation, publication, and distribution, and it shall also be the duty of the Secretary of State to furnish a translated

Agents of the United States in the Ports of China.

Copy of this Act to each of the Commercial

Approved, April

26,

1858.

列後 上岸合行遍告週知俾大衆毋違該 現因合衆國設立新例禁止華民蒙

八等到舊金山 例各條

True Copies,

H. F. HANCE.

則將

監寫有

究准

治華

四其

支銀五百員以作費用並將此例遍給中土各口之合 山各處曉諭華民人等知悉其工價准在金山公庫內 第四則地方官速將本例譒譯漢文刻印一千張遍發金 將華民蒙古人等以別船送出界外官處亦查明果確

照罰至監禁期限亦十倍監禁 人所共知是出於不得已該船主搭客僱工卽速盡力 漂泊至岸不得已而上岸者該處官署查有實據顯然 三則其或該船有華民蒙古人等在内或因偶遭風浪 人數多寡究治如有十人上岸則以應罰之銀數十倍 二則倘有准華民及蒙古人等上岸者其罪按上岸之 該處監獄多則一年少則三個月或監禁罰銀二欸並 有實據每次罰銀多則六百員少則四百員或押禁在 山岸上及所屬各處地方卽是違例其犯本例各條查 主或搭客或僱工倘有故意准華民蒙古人等到本金 全山並金山各屬頭均不准上岸凡船上之人或船 年八月廿五日爲始所有華民及蒙古人等不准到舊 第一則現定以一千八百五十八年十月初一日卽戊午

五衆支

:+

方主

官搭

華速客

將催等

六週

知用

並知譒非船

將悉譯違送該

漢例

界主處

例例

章遍價

速據遭

果盡顯風

力然浪

五. 十八年四月十六日定擬

衆國領事官使各週知所有此例章程均於一千八百

No.37.

His Excellency

SIR

欵禁條本

在查金船舊午

Translated by,

(Signed,)

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

條山

J. MONGAN,

Assistant Chinese Secretary.

JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has directed

that the following Notice, received from Her Majesty's Consul for Canton, announcing the withdrawal of the Consular Office from the anchorage off that City, be published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th August, 1858.

NOTIFICATION.

G. W. CAINE.

The undersigned, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Canton, having received the instructions of His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of Trade, to remove the Consular Office now in the Consular Chop from this anchorage: Notice is hereby en that any business connected with the Consular Jurisdiction of the Port, will, for the present, be transacted at Whampoa, by Mr Vize-Consul Bird, to whom the necessary instructions have been given.

(Signed.) [L.S.]

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK, H.B.M.'s Consul.

British Consulate, Canton, 3d Angust, 1858.

True Copy,

H. F. HANce.

·

41

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LIA, AND CHINA.

INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHARTER, WITH LIABILITY LIMITED.

SUBSCRIBED CAPITAL, £644,000, ( One-half paid up) with Power to Increase the same to £3,000,000.

Court of Directors, 1858-9, THOMAS ALEXANDER MITCHELL, Esquire, M.P.,

(Messrs Sampson, Mitchell & Co.) Chairman. WILLIAM NICOL, Esq., (late of Messrs W. Nicol

& Co., Bombay,) Deputy Chairman, JOHN ALLAN, Esq., (formerly Director of the Bank

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Notice is hereby given, that a Branch of the above Bank has this day been established at Shanghai.

By authority of the Court of Directors.

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NOTICE.

LL Persons having Claims upon WALKER A & Co., Ihampo, no requests to forward particulars within One Month; and all "Persons indebted thereto, are desired to make immediate payment to

ALEX. BURD, British Vice-Consul.

Whampoa, 28th July, 1858.

A

NOTICE.

LL Persons having Claims upon the late JAMES BRENNAN, of WALKER & Co., Whampoa, are requested to forward particulars within One Month; and all Persons indebted thereto, are desired to make immediate payment to

ALEX. BURD, Official Administrator

Whampoa, 28th July, 1858.

NOTICE.

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NOTICE.

[AUGUST 7, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

R CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised THE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

to sign our Firm.

MR

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

[R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

H. F. EDWARDS.

Colony.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

NOTICE.

R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au-

MR

“SINGAPORE," will close on MONDAY, the 9th August, at 6 o'clock r.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made u on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of Gd.; and from 11 A.M. to 124 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must prepaid.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

Post Office, Hongkong, 24th July, 1858.

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP. thorised to sign our Firm per procuration THE Co-partnership heretofore existing in Chica from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co. Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

NOTICE.

WE

́E have established a Branch of our Firm at

BANGKOK, SIAM, under the management of MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

NOTICE.

under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will sign the name in liquidation.

HE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS.

June last.

DUNN in our Firm, ceased on the 30th of T

Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

HEDGE & Co.

COURT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG. In re ROBERT CALVER CRAWFORD, deceased. ́OTICE.—All Claims against the Estate of the

No

above deceased, must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR, before the Twenty-fourth day of January, A.D. 1859, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re- quested to make inımediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator,

COURT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG.

In re EDWARD HOW, decased. OTICE.-All Claims against the Estate of the above deceased, must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR, before the Twenty-third day of January, A.D. 1859, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re- quested to make immediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

COURT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG, In re JAMES FRASER, deceased. ́OTICE.-All Claims against the Estate of the above deceased, must he proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR, before the Thirtieth day of December, A.D. 1858, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re- quested to make immediate payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrat、r.

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 "SINGAPORE,”" Captain G. A. GRAINGER, with Iler Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specic, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on TUESDAY, the 10th of August, at 2 P.M.

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

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 on

WE, the undersigned, hurt, as Ship-chandlers, such declaration.

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, under the Title of TALBOT, DEVINE & Co,

Whampoa, 7th April, 1858,

H. E. TALBOT. W. H. DEVINE.

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 23d July, 1858.

|

WILLIAM NOTT,'

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIL

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE. THE undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership

for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

www.ga

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B NEILSON, JR., Walter L. Purdie, D. OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit.

ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

OLYPHANT & Co.

PUBLIC SALE

OF

VALUBALE HOUSEHOLD PROPERTY,

in Queen's Road.

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co. have been instructed

to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on WEDNES- DAY, the 25th August next, at Noon,-

Lor 1.-Those FIFTEEN HOUSES, situated in Queen's Road West, adjoining Messrs GIBB, LIVING- STON & Co.'s Godowns, at present occupied as Taverns and Chinese Shops, and let on a Lease, which expires in November 1860, for $2,160 per Annum.

2.-The Large and Commodious BUNGALOW, in Gough Street, immediately behind the above named Houses, with Coach-House, Stable, &c., âi present let at $60 per Month.

The above Lots are erected on INLAND LOTS 5 and 5 A, and if bought by two different persous, it is to be understood that the whole Property is to be transferred in the Land-Office to the name of the Pur chaser of the Fifteen Houses, who is to grant a lease, free of Rent or other charge except GROUND-REST for 999 years to the Purchaser of the Bungalow. The Ground-Rent on the whole is £48.7.5,--Two- thirds of which to be chargeable to the 15 Houses, and the remaining One-third to the Bungalow.

TERMS OF SALE.—One-third of the l'urchat- money to be paid on the full of the Hammer, and the Balance on the completion of the Transfer,—the Er pense of which to be paid by the Purchasers.

Queen's Road, 3d July, 1858.

NOTICE.

HE Business hitherto conducted in CANTON R

Style of NEAVE.

MURRAY & Co., and in LONDON, under that of NEAVE & Co., was closed on the 30th ultimo.

The name of the firm in China, will be signed in liquidation only, by Ma C. W. MURRAY, and ty MR H. MURRAY.

THOS. D. NEAVE, by his Attorney, C. W. MURRAY,

C. W. MURRAY. H. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1858.

In the Estate of the late M. A. HARSANT,

deceased.

A'

LL Persons having Claims against, and " Persons indebted to, the above Estate, requested to pay the same, or send them in to the undersigned for liquidation, before 26th Decem's

next.

FRED. M. HARSANT, Administrator.

Hongkong, 24th July, 1858.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkers- PRICE, $12 per Annum Single Copies, Thirty of Cents. TARMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under,

Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cents-04- half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Hongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 14TH AUGUST, 1858. VOL. IV. No. 169.

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 hefore, 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. 69.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor in Council has been pleased temporarily to appoint JOHN DAY, Esquire, to- officiate as Attorney General of Hongkong, in the place of The Honourable THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, who is suspended from the exercise of his functions, until Her Majesty's pleasure be known.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th August, 1858.

No. 70.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that His Excellency The Governor in Council has been this day pleased to accept the resignation of THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, of the Commission of the Peace for this Colony, as tendered by him on the 13th of May last; and that his name is accordingly removed from the List of Justices.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES. Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th August, 1858.

No. 71.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notification No. 69, of the 7th instant, it is hereby notified, that JOHN Day, Esquire, was this day, at a Meeting of the Executive Council, sworn in as Acting Attorney General of Hongkong, pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th August, 1858.

No. 72.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notification No. 61, of 8th July last, the following Notice, respecting the completion of the Light-house, designated the "Hornby Light," on the Inner South Head at the entrance of Port Jackson, is published for the information of Shipmasters.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th August, 1858.

THE HORNBY LIGHT.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE TREASURY, New South Wales, 2d June, 1858. The Lighthouse on the edge of the cliff forming the Inner South Head, at the entrane of Port Jackson, being now completed, and the Eght exhibited, it is hereby notified, for general information, that the same shall be designat dhe "Hornby Light."

ROBERT CAMPBELL.

46

No. 73.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[AUGUST 14, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief. &c., &c.. has received a Despatch from His Excelleter Major-General SIR CHARLES T. VAN STRAUBENZEE, K.C.B., Commanding Her Majesty's Troops in China, reportin the results of an Expedition to Nantaou, where the Chinese Imperialist Troops had fired upon the Bearers of t Flag of Truce, who were distributing the Proclamation published in the Hongkong Government Gazette of the 31st ultimo.

The Despatch is herewith published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th August, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 13th August, 1858.

SIR, I have the honour to inform your Excellency, that, in consequence of a Flag of Truce from H.M.'s Gun-boat Starling, having been fired upon by the Imperial Troops at Namtow, when posting your Excellency's Proclamation, I, in conjunction with Commodore the Honour. able Keith Stewart, decided upon visiting that place with an armed Force for the purpose of exacting retribution for the insult.

On the 10th, I embarked with the Honourable the Commodore in the Gun-boat Starling, for Tyshan Bay, where the Force was assembled. On the morning of the 11th, the tide not serving till a late hour, as the Gun-boats were steaming to the shore, several shots were firel from a newly erected Battery to the S.W. of the Walled Town of Namtow, and close to the beach, which was soon silenced by the admirable fire from the Gun-boats.

The Force as per margin* landed about 11 A.M. at the S. E. in the Village of Namtow, where written notices were given to the people, that so long as no hostile act was committed on their part, their village and property would be respected; which was rigidly adhered to, though, from every Street, as we approached the Fort, a heavy fire of Gingalls and Matchlocks was kept up by the Braves, who retreated as we advanced; by this we had one Officer-Commander Madden, of H.M.'s Ship Sans-Pareil—very dangerously wounded, three men killed, and about 12 wounded. (The returns I have not yet received.)

About 2 o'clock P.M. the Fort was taken by assault, the party being lead by Commander Saumarez of the Cormorant, accompanied by Captain Lambert of the Royal Engineers, who was unhappily mortally wounded by the accidental discharge of a firelock of one of the numerous men crowding up the ladder after him. His loss is deeply to be deplored.

The Wall gained, the enemy fled, leaving the Fort almost untenanted; and those remaining having been ordered out, the place was given up to destruction, and principal gates blown in.

The Force bivouacked in the Fort that night, and were re-embarked the following morning, bringing away two large Brass Guns found in 'the Battery near the water. A deputation from the Inhabitants of the village was received by Commodore the Honourable Keith Stewart and myself, and their petition "that we should not burn their village," was granted. I have to record the loss of another gallant young Officer, by the accidental discharge of a musquet, as we were leaving the Fort-Lieut. Danvers, 70th B.N. Infantry.

I have the honour to be, Sir, your most obedient servant,

C. T. VAN STRAUBENZEE,

Commanding H.M.'s Troops in China.

Ilis Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, &c., &c., &c.

* Royal Artillery.-3 Officers, and 60 Non-commissioned Officers and Men.

59th Regiment.—6 Officers, and 106 Non-commissioned Officers and Men.

Royal Engineers.—3 Officers, and 20 Nou-commissioned Officers and Men.

Royal Marine Light Infantry.—7 Officers, and 130 Non-commissioned Officers and Men. 12th Madras Native Infantry.--2 Officers, and 100 Non-commissioned Officers and Men. Naval Brigade.—About 200 Officers and Men.

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Steam for

租街事若及物

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE,

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

& SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

THE

POST-OFFICE. NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

TGANGES," will close on MONDAY, the

23d August, at 6 o'clock_r.m.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d.; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the sengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be above Places, on TUESDAY, the 21th August, at | prepaid.

ПTE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEMM NAVIGA-

TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “GANGES," | Captain BowEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas-

2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 r.m. on the 22d; SPECIE until Noon on the 23d, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 23d.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and Passage, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

Post Office, Hongkong, 13th August, 1358.

IN THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF HONGKONG.

ROSWELL ASHBY, Master, v. The SHIP “SPRAY.”

A Written Declaration of the Contents and ValueAKE NOTICE,―That this Suit will come on for 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 on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 14th August, 1858.

hearing before the Worshipful JOHN WALTER HULME, Esquire, Judge and Commissary of the said Court, in the Supreme Court House in Victoria, on WEDNESDAY, the 18th day of August instant, at 12 o'clock at Noon; or on such other Day and Hour as the said Judge may be pleased to appoint.

Dated the 14th day of August, A.D. 1858. (Signed) N. R. MASSON,

Acting Registrar of the said Court.

WILLIAM 'GASKELL,

Promovent's Proctor,

Victoria,

NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME

THE

COURT, will be held on WEDNESDAY,

the Eighteenth day of August, A.D. 1858, at 12 o'clock at Noon.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

IN THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG.

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that an inter- mediate SITTING of the above COURT, will

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be held at 3 o'clock P.M., on WEDNESDAY, the 18th day of August instant.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSƆN

Acting Registrar.

Hongkong, 14th August, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au

thorised to sign our Firm per procuration

from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co. Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

TH

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS. DUNN in our Firm, ccused on the 30th of June last.

HEDGE & Co.

Foochow, 14th July, 1858,

46

No. 73.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[AUGUST 14, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief. &c., &c.. has received a Despatch from His Excelleter Major-General SIR CHARLES T. VAN STRAUBENZEE, K.C.B., Commanding Her Majesty's Troops in China, reportin the results of an Expedition to Nantaou, where the Chinese Imperialist Troops had fired upon the Bearers of t Flag of Truce, who were distributing the Proclamation published in the Hongkong Government Gazette of the 31st ultimo.

The Despatch is herewith published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th August, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 13th August, 1858.

SIR, I have the honour to inform your Excellency, that, in consequence of a Flag of Truce from H.M.'s Gun-boat Starling, having been fired upon by the Imperial Troops at Namtow, when posting your Excellency's Proclamation, I, in conjunction with Commodore the Honour. able Keith Stewart, decided upon visiting that place with an armed Force for the purpose of exacting retribution for the insult.

On the 10th, I embarked with the Honourable the Commodore in the Gun-boat Starling, for Tyshan Bay, where the Force was assembled. On the morning of the 11th, the tide not serving till a late hour, as the Gun-boats were steaming to the shore, several shots were firel from a newly erected Battery to the S.W. of the Walled Town of Namtow, and close to the beach, which was soon silenced by the admirable fire from the Gun-boats.

The Force as per margin* landed about 11 A.M. at the S. E. in the Village of Namtow, where written notices were given to the people, that so long as no hostile act was committed on their part, their village and property would be respected; which was rigidly adhered to, though, from every Street, as we approached the Fort, a heavy fire of Gingalls and Matchlocks was kept up by the Braves, who retreated as we advanced; by this we had one Officer-Commander Madden, of H.M.'s Ship Sans-Pareil—very dangerously wounded, three men killed, and about 12 wounded. (The returns I have not yet received.)

About 2 o'clock P.M. the Fort was taken by assault, the party being lead by Commander Saumarez of the Cormorant, accompanied by Captain Lambert of the Royal Engineers, who was unhappily mortally wounded by the accidental discharge of a firelock of one of the numerous men crowding up the ladder after him. His loss is deeply to be deplored.

The Wall gained, the enemy fled, leaving the Fort almost untenanted; and those remaining having been ordered out, the place was given up to destruction, and principal gates blown in.

The Force bivouacked in the Fort that night, and were re-embarked the following morning, bringing away two large Brass Guns found in 'the Battery near the water. A deputation from the Inhabitants of the village was received by Commodore the Honourable Keith Stewart and myself, and their petition "that we should not burn their village," was granted. I have to record the loss of another gallant young Officer, by the accidental discharge of a musquet, as we were leaving the Fort-Lieut. Danvers, 70th B.N. Infantry.

I have the honour to be, Sir, your most obedient servant,

C. T. VAN STRAUBENZEE,

Commanding H.M.'s Troops in China.

Ilis Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, &c., &c., &c.

* Royal Artillery.-3 Officers, and 60 Non-commissioned Officers and Men.

59th Regiment.—6 Officers, and 106 Non-commissioned Officers and Men.

Royal Engineers.—3 Officers, and 20 Nou-commissioned Officers and Men.

Royal Marine Light Infantry.—7 Officers, and 130 Non-commissioned Officers and Men. 12th Madras Native Infantry.--2 Officers, and 100 Non-commissioned Officers and Men. Naval Brigade.—About 200 Officers and Men.

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SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE,

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

& SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

THE

POST-OFFICE. NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

TGANGES," will close on MONDAY, the

23d August, at 6 o'clock_r.m.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d.; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the sengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be above Places, on TUESDAY, the 21th August, at | prepaid.

ПTE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEMM NAVIGA-

TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “GANGES," | Captain BowEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas-

2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 r.m. on the 22d; SPECIE until Noon on the 23d, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 23d.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and Passage, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

Post Office, Hongkong, 13th August, 1358.

IN THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF HONGKONG.

ROSWELL ASHBY, Master, v. The SHIP “SPRAY.”

A Written Declaration of the Contents and ValueAKE NOTICE,―That this Suit will come on for 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 on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 14th August, 1858.

hearing before the Worshipful JOHN WALTER HULME, Esquire, Judge and Commissary of the said Court, in the Supreme Court House in Victoria, on WEDNESDAY, the 18th day of August instant, at 12 o'clock at Noon; or on such other Day and Hour as the said Judge may be pleased to appoint.

Dated the 14th day of August, A.D. 1858. (Signed) N. R. MASSON,

Acting Registrar of the said Court.

WILLIAM 'GASKELL,

Promovent's Proctor,

Victoria,

NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME

THE

COURT, will be held on WEDNESDAY,

the Eighteenth day of August, A.D. 1858, at 12 o'clock at Noon.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

IN THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG.

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that an inter- mediate SITTING of the above COURT, will

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be held at 3 o'clock P.M., on WEDNESDAY, the 18th day of August instant.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSƆN

Acting Registrar.

Hongkong, 14th August, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au

thorised to sign our Firm per procuration

from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co. Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

TH

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS. DUNN in our Firm, ccused on the 30th of June last.

HEDGE & Co.

Foochow, 14th July, 1858,

August 14, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

ARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTKA-

LIA, AND CHINA.

INCORPORATED by Royal Charter, WITH

Liability Limited.

sibeo Carital, £644,000, ( One-half paid up) Power to Increase the same to £3,000,000.

Court of Directors, 1858-9,

MAS ÅLEXANDER MITCHELL, Esquire, M.P., (Messrs Sampson, Mitchell & Co.) Chairman, LAM NICOL, Esq., (late of Messrs W. Nicol & Co., Bombay,) Deputy Chairman,

IN ALLAN, Esq., (formerly Director of the Bank

of Bengal, Calcutta.)

DATAR BELL, Esq., (Messrs Scott, Bell & Co.)

ANKS FRASER, Esq., (Messrs Maclaine, Fraser &

Cd, Singapore.)

UN GLADSTONE, Esq., (Messrs J. Gladstone & Co.) 4x Joxes, Esq., (Messrs Hyde & Jones.)

MAS LANCASTER, Esq., (late of Bombay.) «. S. Lindsay, Esq., M.P., (Messrs W. S. Lind-

say & Co.)

·

COURT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG.

In re WILLIAM GEORGE SMITH, late Muster of the Brig" Pantaloon,” deccused,

In re LEWIS MACANDREW, deceased,

47

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP. \HE Co-partnership heretofore existing in China under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVens, to prodor sign the name in liquidation.

Persons, to produce any

| WILLS or CODICILS of the above Parties that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on THURSDAY Next, the Nineteenth day of August, A.D. 1858; or, if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Acting Registrar.

COURT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG. In re ROBERT CALVER CRAWFORD, deccused. ́OTICE.-All Claims against the Estate of the

Nbore deceased, must be proved before the

OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR, before the Twenty-fourth day of January, A.D. 1859, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re-

VILLIAM MACNAughtan, Esq., (late of Mincing

Lane.) ALENANDER MILLER, Esq, (Ashford House, Mid-quested to make immediate Payment to

desex.)

7 SEPT R. MORRISON, Esq. (late of Messrs James

Morrison & Co.)

HENRY MUGGERIDGE, Knt., Alderman.

G. U. ADAM, Esq., Manager.

J. C. STEWART, Esq., Secretary, THE CITY BANK, London Bankers.

Messrs OLIVERSON, LAVIE, & PEACHEY, Solicitors.

:

Calcutta Agency,

ROBERT LOW EGLINTON, Esq., Agent.

Bombay Agency,

JOSEPH RICH, Esq., Agent.

Head Office,

20, THREADNEEDLE STREET, LONDON.

Corespondents at

Marseilles,, Messrs PASTRE Freres.

M: Alexandria, Trieste, Hykong,.

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R. DUCKWORTH & Co. PASTRE FRERES,

LANG, FREELAND & Co. LYALL, STILL & Co.

Bank at its Head Office in London grants Drafts on its Indian Agencies, and China manch; issues Letters of Credit and Circular te; undertakes the purchase and sale of Indian tenment and other Securities; and receives De- wis at Interest, terms of which may be known on

ation.

The Agencies at Calcutta and Bombay, and the

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar—Official Administrator,

COURT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG.

In re EDWARD HOW, deceased. ́OTICE.—All Claims against the Estate of the above deceased, must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR, before the Twenty-third Į day of January, A.n. 1859, otherwise they will not

be included in the Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re- quested to make immediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,、 Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

COURT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG. In re JAMES FRASER, deceased. OTICE.—All Claims against the Estate of the

NOTI

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIE,

A. B. NEILSON, Jr. WALTER L. PURDIE.

·D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE.

HE undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM- MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT, War. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON, JR., WALTER L. Purdie, D. OlYPBANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit- ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

WE,

OLYPHANT & Co.

NOTICE.

E, the undersigned, have this day commenced business at this Port, as Ship-chandlers, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, under the Title of TALBOT, DEVINE & Co,

Whampo1, 7th April, 1858.

H. E. TALBOT. 'W. H. DEVINE.

NOTICE.

R CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised

Mto sign our Firm.

GILMAN & Co.,

of Canton.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

NOTICE.

DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my

above deceased, must be proved state of the M Uney during my absence from this

OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR, before the Thirtieth day | Colony, of December, A.D. 1858, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re- quested to make immediate payment to.

A

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar—Official Administrat、r.

NOTICE.

H. F. EDWARDS.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

PUBLIC SALE

OF

VALUABLE HOUSEHOLD PROPERTY, in Queen's Roud.

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co. have been

to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on WEDNES- DAY, the 25th August next, at Noon,-

LOT 1.-Those FIFTEEN HOUSES, situated in

LL Persons having Clains upon WALKER & Co., Whampoa, are requested to forward ach at Shanghai, grant Bills on the City Bank particulars within One Month; and all Persons | Queen's Road West, adjoining Messrs GIBB, LIVING-

indebted thereto, are desired to make immediate payment to

ALEX. BIRD, British Vice-Consul.

n; collect drafts; effect remittances to Europe; sales and purchases of Government and other rities, and undertake their safe custody, drawing mitting the Interest and Dividends thereon, dne, at the current rates of the day; receive sey on Deposit at Interest; and conduct all General king business, including the receipt of pay, pen- annuities, and dividends on Stock of all kinds.

Shanghai Branch.

JOHN MACKELLAR, Manager. JOHN W. MACLELLAN, Sub-Manager.

Nice is hereby given, that a Branch of the above has this day been established at Shanghai.

By authority of the Court of Directors.

J. MACKELLAR, Manager. Temporary Offices,

Marsh Gate Street, 31st July, 1858.

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at BANGKOK, SIAM, under the management of ** C. II. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign bts by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Sgapore, 17th May, 1858.

Whampoa, 28th July, 1858.

NOTICE. LL Persons having Claims upon the late

JAMES BRENNAN, of WALKER & Co., Whamp a, are requested to forward particulars within one Month ; and all Persons indebted thereto, are desired to make immediate payment to

ALEX. BIRD, Official Administrator

Whampoa, 28th July, 1858.

THE

NOTICE. THE Business hitherto conducted in CANTON and HONGKONG, under the Style of NEAVE, MURRAY & Co., and in LONDON, under that of NEAVE & Co., was closed on the 30th ultimo.

The name of the firm in China, will be signed in liquidation only, by MR C. W. MURRAY, and by MR H. MURRAY.

THOS. D. NEAVE, by his Attorney, C. W. MURRAY, C. W. MURRAY. H. MURRAY,

Hongkong, 7th July, 1858.

STON & Co.'s Godowns, at present occupied as Taverns and Chinese Shops, and let on a Lease, which expires in November 1860, for $2,160 per Annum.

2.-The Large and Commodious BUNGALOW, in Gough Street, immediately behind the above named Houses, with Coach-House, Stable, &c., at present let at $60 per Month.

The above Lots are erected on INLAND LOTS 5 and 5 4, and if bought by two different persous, it is to be understood that the whole Property is to be transferred in the Land-Office to the name of the Pur- chaser of the Fifteen Ilouses, who is to grant a lease, | free of Rent or other charge except GROUND-RENT for 999 years to the Purchaser of the Bungalow. The Ground-Rent on the whole is £48.7.5,—Two- thirds of which to be chargeable to the 15 Houses, and the remaining One-third to the Bungalow.

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TERMS OF SALE.— One-third of the Purchae- money to be paid on the full of the Hammer, and the Balance on the completion of the Transfer,—the Ex- pense of which to be paid by the Purchasers.

Queen's Road, 3d July, 1858.

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; oach Additional Lino, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

:

Yonghong

THE

Government

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 21st AUGUST, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 170.

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"

an for Proclamations, NotificaTIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

will, as before, be the only Officia

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

No.38.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Some errata in the Chinese translation of the Californian Law, as printed in the Hongkong Government Gazette of 7th instant, having escaped notice, the following correct version is published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th August, 1858.

咸今數山合新七前

使均唐新聞日於

週巳字例國紙在本

錯內之所國月

正漏有

金印家初

五支

+

人二行該

主金年

G.W.CAINE.

現因合衆國之金山設立新

後岸

金山並金山各屬頭均不准上岸凡船上之人或船

例各條列後 年八月十五日爲始所有華民及蒙古人等不准到舊 一則現定以一千八百五十八年十月初一日卽戊午 舊金山上岸合行遍告週知偉大衆毋還該例茲將該

倘始

有頭所

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留意不

准准

則該船主搭客僱工均非

人數多寡究治 將華民蒙古人等以別船送出界外官署亦查明果確 人所共知是出於不得已該船主搭客僱工卽速盡力 漂泊至岸不得已而上岸者該處官署查有實據顯然 第二則倘有准華民及蒙古人等上岸者其罪按上岸之 第三則其或該船有華民蒙古人等在内或因偶遭風浪

該處監獄多則一年少則三個月或監禁罰 二歎並 有實據每次罰銀多則六百員少則四百員或押禁在 山岸上及所屬各處地方卽是違例其犯本例各條查

主或搭客或僱工倘有故意准華民蒙古人等到本金

准界主處

外搭官

官容

准免究治

查即實

速據

果盡顯

力然浪

衆國領事官使各週知所有此例章程均於一千八百 支銀五百員以作費用並將此例遍給中土各口之合 山各處曉諭華民人等知悉其工價准在金山公庫內 第四則地方官速將本例譒譯漢文刻印一千張逼發金

過費人

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前知

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此此

例例

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Translated by,

JAS.

該到

Assistant ONGAN, -

Secretary.

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The Vice-Admiralty Corri of Hongkong,

MARSHAL'S SALE.

MARTIN v. RomNFT & Co.

The Honghong Government Gazette.

THE undersigned has received instructions to sell by Pennie AUCTION, on TUESDAY, the 31st

NOTICE.

'R II. DUDDELL will act for me, during my

absence from this Colony.

M'

G. DUDDELL.

Victoria, Hongkong, 11th August, 1858.

Can of August instant, at 12 o'clock Noon, precisely, CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTKA-

the well known

STEAMER

IRON PRINCE,”

with all her TACKLE, FURNITURE, and APPAREL, as she now lies of the Village of Tsim-tsa-tsui, on the opposite side of the Harbour.

For further particulars apply at "Victoria Ex

TERMS OF SALE.—Cash before delivery, in MɛXI- C&N Dollars.

II. DUDDELL,

Government Auctioneer,

Hongkong, 20th August, 1858.

區筆都士未

1

+#

沙嘴海面現銀交易

出投式船现泊在尖 時連栀帆律纜一切

船一隻名埃倫偏連

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+

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易尖切連

In re JOHN JOZE, deceased.

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-to the NEXT OF KIN, and all other Persons, to produce any WILLS or CODICILS of the above Party that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on SATURDAY, the Twenty-eighth day of August, A.D. 1858; or, if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse LETTERS OF ÅDMINISTRATION; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

TGANGES," will close on MONDAY, the

23d August, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d.; and from 11 A.M. to 124 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong, 13th August, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

Steam for

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA-

THE

TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “ GANGES,” Captain BowEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- sengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on TUESDAY, the 24th August, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 224; SPECIE until Noon on the 23d, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 23d.

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 on such declaration.

Peninsular & Oriental

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 14th August, 1858.

LIA, AND CHINA.

INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHARTER, WITH LIABILITY LIMITED.

Subscribed CapITAL, £644,000, ( One-half paid up) with Power to Increase the same to £3,000,000.,

Court of Directors, 1858-9.

THOMAS ALEXANDER MITCHELL, Esquire, M.P.,

(Alessis son)son, Mitchell & Co.) Chairman.

WILLIAM NICOL, Esq., (late of Messrs W. Nicol

& Co., Bombay,) Deputy Chairman.

JOHN ALLAN, Esq., (formerly Director of the Bank

of Bengal, Calcutta.)

PETER BELL, Esq., (Messrs Scott, Bell & Co.)

JAMES FRASER, Esq., (Messrs Maclaine, Fraser &

Co., Singapore.)

JOHN GLADSTONE, Esq., (Messrs J. Gladstone & Co.) JOHN JONES, Esq., (Messrs Hyde & Jones.)

THOMAS LANCASTER, Esq., (late of Bombay.)

W. S. LINDSAY, Esq., M.P., (Messrs W. S. Lind-

say & Co.)

WILLIAM MACNAUGHTAN, Esq., (late of Mincing

Lane.)

ALEXANDER MILLER, Esq., (Ashford House, Mid-

dlesex.)

JOSEPH R. MORRISON, Esq., (late of Messrs James

Morrison & Co.)

SIR HENRY MUGGERIDGE, Knt., Alderman.

G. U. ADAM, Esq., Manager.

J. C. STEWART, Esq., Secretary.

THE CITY BANK, London Bankers.

Messrs OLIVERSON, LAVIE, & PEACHEY, Solicitors. Calcutta Agency,

ROBERT LOW EGLINTON, Esq., Agent. Bombay Agency,

JOSEPH RICH, Esq., Agent. Head Office,

20, THREADNEEDLE STREET, London. Correspondents at

Marseilles,. Messrs PASTRE FRERES. Malta, Alexandria, Trieste, Hongkong,..

R. DUCKWORTH & Co. PASTRE FRERES.

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LANG, FREELAND & Co. LYALL, STILL & Co.

TIE Bank at its Head Office in London grants.

Drafts on its Indian Agencies, and China Branch; issues Letters of Credit and Circular Notes; undertakes the purchase and sale of Indian posits at Interest, terms of which may be known on Government and other Securities; and receives De-

application.

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[AUGUST 21, 1858.

NOTICE.

R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

H. F. EDWARDS.

Colony.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at BANGKOK, SIAM, under the management of MR C. H. II. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co.

Singapore, 17th May, 1858,

NOTICE.

We end is this, port, us Shijrchandlers Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, under the Title of TALBOT, DEVINE & Co,

the undersigned, have this commenced

Whampoa, 7th April, 1858.

NOTICE.

H. E. TALBOT. W. H. DEVINE.

THE Business hitherto conducted in CANTON and THE Business, there the Style of NEAVE,

MURRAY & Co., and in LONDON, under that of NEAVE & Co., was closed on the 30th ultimo.

liquidation only, by MR C. W. MURRAY, and by The name of the firm in China, will be signed in

MR H. MURRAY.

THOS. D. NEAVE,

by his Attorney, C. W. MURRAY, C. W. MURRAY. H. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1858.

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.

HE Co-partnership heretofore existing in China under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will

sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIE.

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE.

D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1358

TH

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE.

HE undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM- MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON, JR., Walter L. Purdie, D). OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit. ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

OLYPHANT & Co.

PUBLIC SALE-

The Agencies at Calcutta and Bombay, and the Branch at Shanghai, grant Bills on the City Bank London; collect drafts; effect remittances to Europe; effect sales and purchases of Government and other securities, and undertake their safe custody, drawing and remitting the Interest and Dividends thereon, when due, at the current rates of the day; receive money on Deposit at Interest; and conduct all General Banking business, including the receipt of pay, pen- sions, annuities, and dividends on Stock of all kinds.TAN, CRAWFORD & Co. have been instructed

Eranghai Branch.

JOHN MACKELLAR, Manager. JOHN W. MACLELLAN, Sub-Manager.

Notice is hereby given, that a Branch of the above Bank has this day been established at Shanghai.

By authority of the Court of Directors.

J. MACKELLAR, Manager. Temporary Offices, North Gate Street, 31st July, 1853.

MTM

NOTICE.

R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au- thorised to sign our Firm per procuration from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co. Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

NOTICE. HH Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS. DUNN in our Firm, ceased on the 30th of

HEDGE & Co.

June last.

Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

NOTICE. FR CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised

to sign our Firm.

MR

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

OF

VALUABLE HOUSEHOLD PROPERTY,

in Queen's Road,

to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, ON WEDNES- DAY, the 25th August next, at Noon,~

LOT 1.-Those FIFTEEN HOUSES, situated in Queen's Road West, adjoining Messrs GIBB, LIVING- STON & Co.'s Godowns, at present occupied as Taverns and Chinese Shops, and let on a Lease, which expires in November 1860, for $2,160 pcr Annum.

2.-The Large and Commodious BUNGALOW, in Gough Street, immediately behind the above named Honses, with Coach-House, Stable, &c., at present let at $60 per Month.

The above Lots are erected on INLAND LOTS 5 and 54, and if bought by two different persous, it is to be understood that the whole Property is to be transferred in the Land-Office to the name of the Pur- chaser of the Fifteen Houses, who is to grant a lease, free of Rent or other charge except GROUND-REST for 999 years to the Purchaser of the Bungalow. The Ground-Rent on the whole is £48.7.5,--Two- thirds of which to be chargeable to the 15 Houses, and the remaining One-third to the Bungalow.

TERMS OF SALE.-One-third of the Purchase- money to be paid on the full of the Hammer, and the Balance on the completion of the Transfer--the Ex- pense of which to be paid by the Purchasers.

Queen's Road, 3d July, 1858.

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

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 28TH AUGUST, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 171.

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. 78.

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 Honourable Sir EDWARD BULWER LYTTON, Baronet, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance, namely :-

No. 6 of 1858, entitled-

“An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 9 of 1857 :

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Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

FRED. FORTH, Provisional Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 28th Day of August, 1858.

No. 74.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

At a Meeting of the Executive Council, held this day, His Excellency The Governor was pleased to appoint ANDREW LYSAGHT INGLIS, Esquire, Harbour Master, Marine Magistrate, and Emigration Officer for this Colony.

Mr INGLIS was accordingly sworn in as such.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th August, 1858.

No. 75.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor in Executive Council has been pleased to appoint JOSEPH SCOTT, Esquire, to discharge provisionally the duties of Governor of the Gaol.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th August, 1858.

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No. 76.

The Honghong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

[AUGUST 28, 1858.

His Excellency the Governor, Commander-in-Chief, &c., &c., having received a despatch from His Excellency Rear-Admiral SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B., commanding H.B.M.'s Naval Forces in China, reporting the results of an Expedition sent against a Fleet of Pirates off Linting, has been pleased to cause the same to be published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th August, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Calcutta, AT HONGKONG, 25th August, 1858.

SIR,-Information having reached me on the 22d instant, from Mr Caldwell, that a Fleet of 23 Pirate Vessels were cruising in the neighbourhood of Linting, I sent the Surprise, steam gun-vessel, at daylight on the following morning, to cruise for their destruction. Commander Cresswell returned the same evening, having succeeded in capturing or destroying 26 Vessels. She brought in 7 Junks, which I have ordered to be delivered over to the Marshal of the Admiralty Court. I enclose Your Excellency a copy of Commander Cresswell's letter of proceedings.

As I learn that the neighbourhood to the westward abounds with Pirates, it is my intention to send the Ships named in the margin to-morrow morning, to proceed in search of them; and as Your Excellency has placed at my disposal the valuable services of Mr Caldwell, I hope they will be able to render a good account of these marauders.-I have the honor to be, Sir, Your Excellency's most obedient humble

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

servant,

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, L.L.D.,

$'c., &c., &c., Hongkong.

* Magacienne, Inflexible, Algerine, and Plover.

Copy.

(Signed) W. D. JEANS, Secretary.

REPORTING THE CAPTURE AND DESTRUCTION OF PIRATICAL VESSELS.

H.M.'s Sшip Surprise, AT HONGKONG, 24th August, 1858.

SIR, I have the honour to inform you that, in compliance with instructions received from you on the night of the 22d instant, directing me to proceed in search of a Fleet of Piratical Junks near the Leman Islands and effect their capture or destruction, I proceeded to sea at daylight the following morning, having with me the Launch and Barge of H.M. Ship Cambrian.

Shortly after opening out from Hongkong Bay, the Pilot pointed out three Boats working to windward, and informed me that they were part of the Piratical Fleet. I fortunately at this time observed many nasts in a small bay in the N.W. part of the Island of Lingting; and being informed it was the main body of the Piratical Force, I proceeded towards them.

When within about 1,700 yards they opened fire on me, which I did not return until within about 1,000, when we engaged them with our port broadside firing Shot and Shell.

I then directed the Cambrian's Boomboats to take up a position in-shore of us, so as to be able to advance, taking them in the flank so soon as their guns came within range. The enemy directed much of their fire to the boats, which was admirably replied to by Lieutenant J. W. Webb, as he steadily advanced with his boats.

The enemy opened on us at 8 A.M., keeping up a smart and well-directed fire with round Shot and spear-headed Rockets, and as we closed, with Grape and Canister, hulling the ship on several occasions; and had we not kept on a continual move, would doubtless have caused us material damage.

After about 35 ininutes their fire considerably slackened; and at about 9 o'clock two of their largest Lorchas blew up with a tremendous explosion, caused apparently by the bursting of one of our shells. They appeared immediately paralyzed, and their firing ceased. Taking advan- tage of this, I pushed on with my own boats, and joining with the Cambrian's, effected a landing within a very short distance of the junks, having observed the crews desert their vessels and take to the hills.

On advancing to the top of a neighbouring ridge, some more Piratical Vessels were discovered in a snug creek on the opposite side, crowded with men, and evidently prepared for an attack from seaward. Our position completely commanded them, and by opening fire on them with our rifles, killing a great number, caused the others to run away, after a vain attempt to reach us with their gingalls, our height being too great for any effective fire from their large guns.

Not deeming it prudent to expose the men unnecessarily to the scorching heat of the sun, I ordered their return to the boats in pre- ference to advancing by land, and returning myself to the Surprise, closed, and taking the boat in tow, steamed round abreast the Creek, and fired a few shells. I then despatched the Cambrian's and our own boats under cover of our fire, to effect the capture of the junks. No resistance was offered beyond the occasional fire of gingalls from the neighbouring hills, the junks being deserted.

Several of them being aground, and many others much shattered from our fire, we only succeeded in bringing out seven ; so I ordered the remainder to be destroyed by fire.

On boarding and landing to effect this, we found a number of dead Chinamen, and observed for the first time several Guns mounted on shore, commanding the Creek, which were destroyed.

The capture of the Piratical Fleet being completed, 19 having been set fire to, and 7 taken possession of, and observing the total destruc tion of the ones fired by the explosion of their several magazines, I proceeded on my return to Hongkong, taking four of the junks in tow, the three others being in charge of Officers with orders to follow; and arrived at this Port at 9.30 P.M. with the four junks, the others arriving during the night.

;

Of the seven vessels we have in our possession, two are Lorcha built,-one mounting 28 Guns, the other 24, from 6 to 24-pounders-the remaining ones being junks of from 7 to 16 Guns.

Of those destroyed. five were heavily-armed Lorchas, the remainder junks averaging the same armament as above. In all mounting on board and on shore 327 Guns, 103 of which are on board the vessels brought in.

I have great pleasure in bringing to your notice the conduct of Lieutenant J. W. Webb, of H. M. Ship Cambrian, for the very gallant and judicious manner in which he fought the Boats of that vessel; and of the assistance rendered me both on board and on shore of Lieu- tenant Charles Parry, Senior Lieutenant of the Surprise; as also of the steadiness and zeal displayed by the other officers and men under my command.

The only casualty was Mr Mallet, mate of the Cambrian, who, I regret to say, was severely burnt from an explosion whilst firing one of the junks. I have, &c.,

S. GURNEY CRESSWELL,

His Excellency Rear-Admiral SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B.,

No. 77.

Commander-in-Chief.

(Signed,)

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Commander.

The Honourable W. T. BRIDGES, D.C.L., having resigned the office of Acting Colonial Secretary, to which he was appointed during the absence of the Honourable W. T. MERCER, Esquire, the Honourable FREDERICK FORTH, Esquire, has been provisionally appointed (pending reference to Her Majesty) to discharge the duties of the said Office.

By Order,

FRED. FORTH, Provisional Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th August, 1858.

AUGUST 28, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

53

Parties indebt to the Crown on account of Rent due on the 24th June last, are requested to pay the same to the Treasury on or before the 10th proximo, after which date the Crown Solicitor will be requested to proceed gainst all Defaulters for arrears duc as above.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 27th August, 1858.

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Steam for

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SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE,

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, ·

& SOUTHAMPTON; ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA-

TION COMPANY'S Steam-ship "NORNA,” Attain ROGERS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- xrs. Spccie, and Curyo, will leave this for the 've Places, on SUNDAY, the 12th of September,

t? A.M.

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

the 10th; SPECIE until Noon on the 11th, and PARCELS also until Noon on the 11th September.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, ly at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Anjany'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

the Shipper to the Company's Agents with the

Es of Lading or with Parcels; and the Company do

hold themselves responsible for any Detention or

ndice which may happen from incorrectness on s declaration.

Peninsular & Oriental

MAXN. FISCHER,

Superintendent.

Sam Navigation Company's Office,

11ongkong, 27th August, 1858.

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at

BANGROK, SIAM, under the management of

3Mx C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign

de us by procuration.

|

The Vice-Admiralty Court of Hongkong. MARSHAL'S SALE.

MARTIN v. ROBINET & Co.

MR

HE undersigned has received instructions to sell TH

by PUBLIC AUCTION, on TUESDAY, the 31st day of August instant, at 12 o'clock Noon, precisely,

the well known

STEAMER "IRON PRINCE,” with all her TACKLE, FURNITURE, and APPAREL, as she now lies off the Village of Tsim-tsa-tsui, on

the opposite side of the Harbour.

For further particulars apply at "Victoria Ex

change.”

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

香港公庫官科

本本

NOTICE.

́R H. DUDDELL will act for me, during my

absence from this Colony.

G. DUDDELL. Victoria, Hongkong, 11th August, 1858.

NOTICE.

MTM

R CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised

to sign our Firm.

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858. DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.

Co-partnership heretofore existing in China

RMS OF SALE.-Cash before delivery, in MEXI-THE Co-Pure Style of NOTT & Co., is this day

CAN Dollars.

H. DUDDELL,

Government Auctioneer.

Hongkong, 20th August, 1858.

厘爹都士未

十戊

日年

出投其船現

沙嘴海面現銀交易

dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will

sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIE

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE.

D. OLYPHANT VAIL.

RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858 船十於

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謹七銀泊纜倫

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NOTICE.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. MTM

Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

NOTICE.

E, the undersigned, have this day commenced

IE,

have, as Ship-chandlers, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, under the Title & TALBOT, DEVINE & Co,

Whampoa,.7th April, 1858.

H. E. TALBOT.

W. H. DEVINE.

GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au- thorised to sign our Firm per procuration from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co. Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS. DUNN in our Firm, ceused on the 30th of

HEDGE & Co.

June last.

Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

TH

+

MISSION

OLYPI

CO-PAR.

udersigned

he purpose

BUSINESS

NT & Co

ERSHIP NOTICE.

ave formed a Co-Partnership carrying on a GENERAL COM- CHINA, under the name of

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B.

NEILSON, JR., WALTER L. PURDIE, D. OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit- ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

MTM

OLYPHANT & Co.

NOTICE.

R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

H. F. EDWARDS.

Colony.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858. 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

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 4TH SEPTEMBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 172.

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 Paoclamations, NotifICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.........

By Order,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Seoretary.

No. 79.

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,

FRED. FORTH, Provisional Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st August, 1858..

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, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED, SPECIE IN RESERVE,

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 2d August, 1858.

$420,140.. $200,000,

P. CAMPB........L, Munager.

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

shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 25th August, 1858、

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

Parties indebted to the Crown on account of Rent due on the 24th June last, are requested to pay the same into the Treasury on or before the 10th proximo, after which date the Crown Solicitor will be requested to proceeď against all Defaulters for arrears due as above.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 27th August, 1858.

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50

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

In the matter of the Insolvency of WILLIAM MANOEL RÖBINET, late of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong.

that the

ESTATE and EFFECTS of the above named Insolvent, have been vested in NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar of the said Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

Court House, Victoria,

31st August 1838.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of the late MR ROBERT McGREGOR in our Firm, ceased on the 31st December last. MR R. H. BALDWIN is from this date authorized to sign.

R. MCGREGOR & Co. Hongkong. 4th September, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

Next MAILS Steamer

Steam for

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

THE

ALSO,

64

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. ПHE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship · NORNA,” Captain ROGERS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- sengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on SUNDAY, the 12th of September, | at 9 A.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 10th; SPECIE until Noon on the 11th, and PARCELS also until Noon on the 11th September.

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

such declaration.

THE NEXT GENERAL e on SATURDAY, the Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness on

11th September ncxt, at 6 o'clock P.M.

A SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from half-past 6 to half-past 7 A M. for a late fee of Sixpence each, and NEWSPAPERS for 1d. each.

Post Office, Hongkong, 31st August, 1858.

M

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

NOTICE.

'R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au- thorised to sign our Firm per procuration from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co. Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

WE,

NOTICE.

E, the undersigned, have this day commenced business at this Port, as Ship-chandlers, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, under the Title of TALBOT, DEVINE & Co,

Whampoa, 7th April, 1858.

H. E. TALBOT.

W. H. DEVINE.

Peninsular & Oriental

MAXN. FISCHER Superintendent.

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 27th August, 1858.

NOTICE.

'R H. DUDDELL will act for me, during my

absence from this Colony.

MR

G. DUDDELL. Victoria, Hongkong, 11th August, 1858.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS. DUNN in our Firm, ceased on the 30th of

June last.

Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

NOTICE.

HEDGE & Co.

[SEPTEMBER 4, 1858.

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP. THE Co-partnership heretofore existing in Ci

under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this dissolved by mutual consent.

Either Partner sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIE

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL, RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE. HE undersigned have formed a Co-Partnershi for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name a OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN, L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B NEILSON. JR., WALTER L. PURDIE, D. OLYPHAN VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit. ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

OLYPHANT & Co.

NOTICE.

FR DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as

E

Colony.

H. F. EDWARDS.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm 2: BANGKOK, SIAM, under the management f MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sig for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co.

Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

́R CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised | Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong –

to sign our Firm.

MR

GILMAN & Co., of Canion.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copios, Thirty.

Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under,On

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

THE

Hongkong

New Series.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 11TH SEPTEMBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 173.

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.

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

By Order, 1855.

No. 80.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notification No. 77, of the 28th ultimo, it is hereby made known, that at a Meeting of the Executive Council held this day, The Honourable FREDERICK FORTH, Esquire, Colonial Treasurer, was sworn in as Acting Colonial Secretary, (pending reference to Her Majesty,) during the absence of The Honourable W. T. MERCER, Esquire, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th September, 1858.

No. 81.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th September, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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

ending 31st August, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED, SPECIE IN RESERVE,

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st September, 1858.

$472,788. $200,000.

P. CAMPBELL, Manager.

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

shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 9th September, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HENRY C. LEWIS, For the Colonial Treasurer.

Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Monday the 20th September instant, for the following Services,-

CONTRACT No. 1:

For the Construction of a Double Landing Pier at Pedder's Wharf. CONTRACT No. 2:

For the erection of a Boat House and Harbour Master's Residence on the said Double Landing Pier at

Pedder's Wharf.

CONTRACT No. 3:

For the Construction of that portion of the Bowring Praya extending from the East side of Pedder's Wharf to join the Praya opposite Lot No. 101, and for filling the area between the Praya and the Sea Walls opposite Lots. 2, 2a, 3, and 5; also for the Construction of one Landing Pier and the taking down and re-construction of two others in that Locality.

PLANS and SPECIFICATIONS may be seen on application at this Office between the hours of 11 and 3 P.M.

· CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

Surveyor General's Office, 7th September, 1858.

THE

Hongkong

New Series.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 11TH SEPTEMBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 173.

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.

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

By Order, 1855.

No. 80.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notification No. 77, of the 28th ultimo, it is hereby made known, that at a Meeting of the Executive Council held this day, The Honourable FREDERICK FORTH, Esquire, Colonial Treasurer, was sworn in as Acting Colonial Secretary, (pending reference to Her Majesty,) during the absence of The Honourable W. T. MERCER, Esquire, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th September, 1858.

No. 81.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th September, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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

ending 31st August, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED, SPECIE IN RESERVE,

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st September, 1858.

$472,788. $200,000.

P. CAMPBELL, Manager.

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

shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 9th September, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HENRY C. LEWIS, For the Colonial Treasurer.

Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Monday the 20th September instant, for the following Services,-

CONTRACT No. 1:

For the Construction of a Double Landing Pier at Pedder's Wharf. CONTRACT No. 2:

For the erection of a Boat House and Harbour Master's Residence on the said Double Landing Pier at

Pedder's Wharf.

CONTRACT No. 3:

For the Construction of that portion of the Bowring Praya extending from the East side of Pedder's Wharf to join the Praya opposite Lot No. 101, and for filling the area between the Praya and the Sea Walls opposite Lots. 2, 2a, 3, and 5; also for the Construction of one Landing Pier and the taking down and re-construction of two others in that Locality.

PLANS and SPECIFICATIONS may be seen on application at this Office between the hours of 11 and 3 P.M.

· CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

Surveyor General's Office, 7th September, 1858.

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No.39.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has directed the publication, for general information, of the following Copy of a Despatch from His Excellency Rear-Admiral SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B., &c., &c., enclosing a Report from Lieutenant WILDMAN, Commanding Her Majesty's Gun-boat Staunch, of an action fought with three Piratical Junks off the Island of Taou-pung.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th September, 1858.

G. W. CAINE.

No.15.

Calcutta, AT HONGKONG, 28th August, 1858. SIR.I have the honor to forward to Your Excellency a copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Wildman of the Staunch Gun-boat, dated the 4th instant, describing a very gallant action he fought with a superior piratical force, in which two Vessels were captured and destroyed. -I have, &c.,

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, LL.D.,

&c.g &c., &c.,

Hongkong.

(Signed,)

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

H.M.'S GUN-BOAT Staunch, OFf Pe-shan IslAND, 4th August, 1858.

SI,-I have the honor to report for Your Excellency's information the particulars of an engagement which took place this morning off the Island Taou-Pung, about 50 miles to the north of the Purt of Wanchow, between H. M. Gun-boat under my command and three Piratical Jurks.

At 8 A.M, whilst at anchor off that Island, two San-pans came alongside, with information that some Piratical Junks had attacked and plundered a village, and were then rounding a neighbouring point.

I immediately weighed, cleared for action, and stood (under steam) towards four Junks which had just then cleared the Point,-one flying an English Ensign, a second a Portuguese, the other two Chinese Flags. When we had closed within 200 yards, the three largest Junks opened a smart and effective fire on us, doing much damage aloft; and to prevent injuring my Boats, as I determined to take them by boarling, Ideemed it prudent to low r and tow them astern. I then returned their fire with the Staunch's two Howitzers-still closing with them; but as our Gun had been sent on board H. M. S. Fury by Your Excellency's orders, to ease the Gun-buat coming down the China Sea during the typhoon season, our fire was comparatively feeble.

I went ahead at full speed on to the largest Junk, giving orders to lash her alongside us; but the instant we touched, such a shower of stink-pots and other combustible matter was thrown on board us, it was impossible for any person to remain forward, or to see through the dense smoke they occasioned.

It was at this moment, I deeply regret to state, that Edward George, A.B., who was actually engaged in lashing the Junk alongside, having gallantly jumpe i on board her for that purpose, was cut to pieces, and his remains thrown overboard. The strong breeze favoring the Junk, and a heavy swell making it difficult to lash her, she sheered off; and the Chinese having in the meantime cut our boats adrift, and being close to the rocks, I backed astern, and having picked them up, I remounted the Howitzers, which had been dismounted from the rapidity of my fire, and renewed the engagement, running alongside one and boarding, killing a great number of her crew, many of whom endeavoured to excape by jumping overboard, but only a small number reached the shore.

Leaving this ves-el in charge of Mr Morice, the second Master, and a party of men, I gave chase to a second in my Gig; and having come up with her, I boarded and took possession, making prisoners of the only two living men on board, many having been killed. and a few escaping by jumping overboard. The third Junk in the meanwhile having got some distance away, and not having more than 5 effective men left after the engagement, I deemed it prudent not to follow her amongst the numerous rocks and intricate passage she had taken ; and being unable to spre any officers or men for the captured Junks, I gave directions for them to be burnt, which was done,

I should observe, that during the time Mr Morice and the men whom I had left with him to burn the first Junk were performing this duty, a number of an-pans pulled alongside and endeavored to recapture her, firing her long Gun below where our people were lighting a fire. Fortunately it did no harm to thein, but caused an explosion which killed from 20 to 30 of the Chinese.

The fourth Vessel having been a capture made by the Pirates, I released, having previously obtained a written statement to that effect.

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No.39.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has directed the publication, for general information, of the following Copy of a Despatch from His Excellency Rear-Admiral SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B., &c., &c., enclosing a Report from Lieutenant WILDMAN, Commanding Her Majesty's Gun-boat Staunch, of an action fought with three Piratical Junks off the Island of Taou-pung.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th September, 1858.

G. W. CAINE.

No.15.

Calcutta, AT HONGKONG, 28th August, 1858. SIR.I have the honor to forward to Your Excellency a copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Wildman of the Staunch Gun-boat, dated the 4th instant, describing a very gallant action he fought with a superior piratical force, in which two Vessels were captured and destroyed. -I have, &c.,

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, LL.D.,

&c.g &c., &c.,

Hongkong.

(Signed,)

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

H.M.'S GUN-BOAT Staunch, OFf Pe-shan IslAND, 4th August, 1858.

SI,-I have the honor to report for Your Excellency's information the particulars of an engagement which took place this morning off the Island Taou-Pung, about 50 miles to the north of the Purt of Wanchow, between H. M. Gun-boat under my command and three Piratical Jurks.

At 8 A.M, whilst at anchor off that Island, two San-pans came alongside, with information that some Piratical Junks had attacked and plundered a village, and were then rounding a neighbouring point.

I immediately weighed, cleared for action, and stood (under steam) towards four Junks which had just then cleared the Point,-one flying an English Ensign, a second a Portuguese, the other two Chinese Flags. When we had closed within 200 yards, the three largest Junks opened a smart and effective fire on us, doing much damage aloft; and to prevent injuring my Boats, as I determined to take them by boarling, Ideemed it prudent to low r and tow them astern. I then returned their fire with the Staunch's two Howitzers-still closing with them; but as our Gun had been sent on board H. M. S. Fury by Your Excellency's orders, to ease the Gun-buat coming down the China Sea during the typhoon season, our fire was comparatively feeble.

I went ahead at full speed on to the largest Junk, giving orders to lash her alongside us; but the instant we touched, such a shower of stink-pots and other combustible matter was thrown on board us, it was impossible for any person to remain forward, or to see through the dense smoke they occasioned.

It was at this moment, I deeply regret to state, that Edward George, A.B., who was actually engaged in lashing the Junk alongside, having gallantly jumpe i on board her for that purpose, was cut to pieces, and his remains thrown overboard. The strong breeze favoring the Junk, and a heavy swell making it difficult to lash her, she sheered off; and the Chinese having in the meantime cut our boats adrift, and being close to the rocks, I backed astern, and having picked them up, I remounted the Howitzers, which had been dismounted from the rapidity of my fire, and renewed the engagement, running alongside one and boarding, killing a great number of her crew, many of whom endeavoured to excape by jumping overboard, but only a small number reached the shore.

Leaving this ves-el in charge of Mr Morice, the second Master, and a party of men, I gave chase to a second in my Gig; and having come up with her, I boarded and took possession, making prisoners of the only two living men on board, many having been killed. and a few escaping by jumping overboard. The third Junk in the meanwhile having got some distance away, and not having more than 5 effective men left after the engagement, I deemed it prudent not to follow her amongst the numerous rocks and intricate passage she had taken ; and being unable to spre any officers or men for the captured Junks, I gave directions for them to be burnt, which was done,

I should observe, that during the time Mr Morice and the men whom I had left with him to burn the first Junk were performing this duty, a number of an-pans pulled alongside and endeavored to recapture her, firing her long Gun below where our people were lighting a fire. Fortunately it did no harm to thein, but caused an explosion which killed from 20 to 30 of the Chinese.

The fourth Vessel having been a capture made by the Pirates, I released, having previously obtained a written statement to that effect.

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I have great pleasure in bringing to Your Excellency's notice the admirable and gallant conduct of Mr Morice, Second Master, the other hers, and Ship's Company of the Staunch, in this action, under the double disadvantage of a very reduced complement and armainent, with three Junks, each carrying a long 24-Pounder Gun amidships, and six Broadside Guns of smaller Calibre, besides several mounted walls.

Charles Ansell, Quarter Master, I also wish particularly to bring to your notice, for his assistance in pointing the Howitzers, and his int conduct throughout the engagement

I enclose my List of Casualties and Defects.

I have, &c.,

Ar-Admiral SIR Michael SEYMOUR, K. C.B.,

Commander-in-Chief.

(Signed,)

› LEVESON WILDMAN, Lieutenant and Commander.

P.S.-I should have mentioned, that from the quantity of European Minies, Revolvers, Cartridges, and Rifles, and the desperate resistance made in keeping up a heavy fire, that Europeans must have been on board; the engagement having lasted 5 hours.

Jo. 40.

True Copies,

H. F. HANce.

(Signed,) L. W.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has directed the blication, for general information, of the following Copy of a Despatch from His Excellency the Naval Commander- Chief, with Extracts from enclosures reporting the most successful results of an Expedition under the Command Captain VANSITTART, of H.M.'s Steam-frigate Magicienne, against a large Piratical Fleet which has long interrupted the trade on the West Coast of China.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th September, 1858.

No. 17.

G. W. CAINE.

Calcutta, AT HONGKONG, 6th September, 1858, SIR,-In my despatch No. 14, of the 25th ultimo, I informed your Excellency of my intention to send out a Squadron to attempt the struction of the hordes of Pirates which have for some time past paralyzed the Chinese Coasting Trade to the Westward. The accompany- Despatch fron Captain N. Vansittart of Her Majesty's Ship Magicienne, will shew your Excellency how eminently successful the edition has been, having destroyed no less than 100 Junks and Fast-Boats, besides burning Coulan, the headquarters of the Pirates, ng in a great measure to the presence and energy of Mr Caldwell, the Registrar General, whose services have on this occasion, as here. fore, been most valuable.

The Squadron has now gone to the Eastward, to clear the Coast in that direction.

I have, &c.,

Ha Excellency Sir John Bowring, LL.D.

fi. 6.

&c.,

&c., &c,

Hongkong.

LETTER OF PROCEEDINGS.

(Signed)

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commi

in-Chief.

H.M.'s SHIP Magicienne, OFF LINTING ISLAND, 4th September, 1858, SIR-I have the honour to inform you, that in obedience to your orders for me to take under my directions H.M.'s Ships Inflexible, Fier, Algerine, and proceed with them to destroy and capture the many Pirates represented as being in this neighbourhood, that I left the chorage of Hongkong with the said vessels and H.M.'s Ship under my Command on the morning of the 26th ultimo, as soon as Mr Ciwel, the Registrar General, and three Chinese informers had come on board.

From Hongkong we proceeded and examined carefully the whole Coast as far Westward as Mamee, having up to the present date ten and destroyed-1 fortified Stockade mounting 14 Guns, 26 piratical fighting Junks, 74 fast Row-boats, 236 Guns, about 372 Pirates el, 36 pirates taken alive, 6 Cargo Vessels recaptured from pirates, 54 Men and 6 Women 'retaken from pirates; with only a few wounded n our side.

I enclose herewith a detailed account of each day's proceedings, with list of captures, people rescued, casualties, officers employed in hat, &c, I cannot say too much for the valuable assistance I have received from Mr Caldwell, the Registrar General, who was most in- fatigable in his exertions, gaining much valuable information from the Prisoners rescued, and by other means, thereby being in a great are the cause of our success, and showed much ju lgment in discriminating the innocent from the guilty of those captured on board the Packs, besides being a valuable acquisition from his intimate knowledge of the Chinese language.

I have despatched the Algerine into Hongkong with Mr Caldwell, the three Chinese informers, and the remainder of the persons sel from the Pirates not yet disposed of. Upon the Algerine's return with Mr Caldwell, I propose searching, well the Bays in the darity of Hongkong to the Eastward, as we have every reason to believe that there is still one fleet of Junks undiscovered.

The energy of Mr Caldwell in finding out and gaining information as to where the Pirates are, does him the very greatest credit. Trusting you will approve of my proceedings since leaving Hongkong on the 26th ultimo,

I have, &c.,

Lar-Admiral SIR M. SEYMOUR, K.C.B.,

Commander-in-Chief, &c., &c., dc.

(Signed,)

NICHOLAS VANSITŢART,

Captain.

Detailed Account of the Proceedings of H. M. Ships “Magicienne,” “Inflexible,” “Plover,” and “ Algerine,”

when upon a Cruise for the Suppression of Piracy.

1958, 26th August.-Leaving the anchorage at Hongkong at 6.30 A.M., we proceeded, and carefully examined Pootoy, the Lenia 15 Sammoon, Lingting and Chungchow; sending the Inflexible and Algerine to the Westward of Lingting, the Magicienne with the going to the Eastward, we came upon two piratical fighting junks and one fast-boat. One of the junks having her anchor up, made the shore, the Crew taking to their boats. I immediately despatched the Plover, directing Lieutenant Wynniatt to bring her out, which , and was fortunate in recapturing Chas. Deacon, an Englishman (belonging to the American ship Antelope,) who had been taken by Pirates three weeks before, in company with the Mate and eight Chinese; the former and four of the latter he saw cut down and thrown eboard at the time of being captured. The second junk was at anchor, which the Pirates had abandoned and laid a train to, but she nately blew up before the Plover's boat reached her. Being informed that there were about 120 pirates on the island, who had taken the hills and rocks, I despatcheri Lieutenant Soady, Ist Lieutenant of this ship, and Lieutenant Tuson, R.M.A., with a strong party , to cut off any Pirates; but found here as elsewhere that it was useless following them, so shot at the different parties as they showed lves. The junk blown up being nearly awash, I directed Lieutenant Soady to recover as many of the guns on board her as he y could, and to bring them out into deep water; which by nine the next morning he completed, bringing out with those on board the ptured junk, 50 guns of from 6, 9, 12, and 18-pors, all of which were taken into deep water and junks destroyed. Ashore, much and ammunition was found, all of which was destroyed.

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I have great pleasure in bringing to Your Excellency's notice the admirable and gallant conduct of Mr Morice, Second Master, the other hers, and Ship's Company of the Staunch, in this action, under the double disadvantage of a very reduced complement and armainent, with three Junks, each carrying a long 24-Pounder Gun amidships, and six Broadside Guns of smaller Calibre, besides several mounted walls.

Charles Ansell, Quarter Master, I also wish particularly to bring to your notice, for his assistance in pointing the Howitzers, and his int conduct throughout the engagement

I enclose my List of Casualties and Defects.

I have, &c.,

Ar-Admiral SIR Michael SEYMOUR, K. C.B.,

Commander-in-Chief.

(Signed,)

› LEVESON WILDMAN, Lieutenant and Commander.

P.S.-I should have mentioned, that from the quantity of European Minies, Revolvers, Cartridges, and Rifles, and the desperate resistance made in keeping up a heavy fire, that Europeans must have been on board; the engagement having lasted 5 hours.

Jo. 40.

True Copies,

H. F. HANce.

(Signed,) L. W.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has directed the blication, for general information, of the following Copy of a Despatch from His Excellency the Naval Commander- Chief, with Extracts from enclosures reporting the most successful results of an Expedition under the Command Captain VANSITTART, of H.M.'s Steam-frigate Magicienne, against a large Piratical Fleet which has long interrupted the trade on the West Coast of China.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th September, 1858.

No. 17.

G. W. CAINE.

Calcutta, AT HONGKONG, 6th September, 1858, SIR,-In my despatch No. 14, of the 25th ultimo, I informed your Excellency of my intention to send out a Squadron to attempt the struction of the hordes of Pirates which have for some time past paralyzed the Chinese Coasting Trade to the Westward. The accompany- Despatch fron Captain N. Vansittart of Her Majesty's Ship Magicienne, will shew your Excellency how eminently successful the edition has been, having destroyed no less than 100 Junks and Fast-Boats, besides burning Coulan, the headquarters of the Pirates, ng in a great measure to the presence and energy of Mr Caldwell, the Registrar General, whose services have on this occasion, as here. fore, been most valuable.

The Squadron has now gone to the Eastward, to clear the Coast in that direction.

I have, &c.,

Ha Excellency Sir John Bowring, LL.D.

fi. 6.

&c.,

&c., &c,

Hongkong.

LETTER OF PROCEEDINGS.

(Signed)

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commi

in-Chief.

H.M.'s SHIP Magicienne, OFF LINTING ISLAND, 4th September, 1858, SIR-I have the honour to inform you, that in obedience to your orders for me to take under my directions H.M.'s Ships Inflexible, Fier, Algerine, and proceed with them to destroy and capture the many Pirates represented as being in this neighbourhood, that I left the chorage of Hongkong with the said vessels and H.M.'s Ship under my Command on the morning of the 26th ultimo, as soon as Mr Ciwel, the Registrar General, and three Chinese informers had come on board.

From Hongkong we proceeded and examined carefully the whole Coast as far Westward as Mamee, having up to the present date ten and destroyed-1 fortified Stockade mounting 14 Guns, 26 piratical fighting Junks, 74 fast Row-boats, 236 Guns, about 372 Pirates el, 36 pirates taken alive, 6 Cargo Vessels recaptured from pirates, 54 Men and 6 Women 'retaken from pirates; with only a few wounded n our side.

I enclose herewith a detailed account of each day's proceedings, with list of captures, people rescued, casualties, officers employed in hat, &c, I cannot say too much for the valuable assistance I have received from Mr Caldwell, the Registrar General, who was most in- fatigable in his exertions, gaining much valuable information from the Prisoners rescued, and by other means, thereby being in a great are the cause of our success, and showed much ju lgment in discriminating the innocent from the guilty of those captured on board the Packs, besides being a valuable acquisition from his intimate knowledge of the Chinese language.

I have despatched the Algerine into Hongkong with Mr Caldwell, the three Chinese informers, and the remainder of the persons sel from the Pirates not yet disposed of. Upon the Algerine's return with Mr Caldwell, I propose searching, well the Bays in the darity of Hongkong to the Eastward, as we have every reason to believe that there is still one fleet of Junks undiscovered.

The energy of Mr Caldwell in finding out and gaining information as to where the Pirates are, does him the very greatest credit. Trusting you will approve of my proceedings since leaving Hongkong on the 26th ultimo,

I have, &c.,

Lar-Admiral SIR M. SEYMOUR, K.C.B.,

Commander-in-Chief, &c., &c., dc.

(Signed,)

NICHOLAS VANSITŢART,

Captain.

Detailed Account of the Proceedings of H. M. Ships “Magicienne,” “Inflexible,” “Plover,” and “ Algerine,”

when upon a Cruise for the Suppression of Piracy.

1958, 26th August.-Leaving the anchorage at Hongkong at 6.30 A.M., we proceeded, and carefully examined Pootoy, the Lenia 15 Sammoon, Lingting and Chungchow; sending the Inflexible and Algerine to the Westward of Lingting, the Magicienne with the going to the Eastward, we came upon two piratical fighting junks and one fast-boat. One of the junks having her anchor up, made the shore, the Crew taking to their boats. I immediately despatched the Plover, directing Lieutenant Wynniatt to bring her out, which , and was fortunate in recapturing Chas. Deacon, an Englishman (belonging to the American ship Antelope,) who had been taken by Pirates three weeks before, in company with the Mate and eight Chinese; the former and four of the latter he saw cut down and thrown eboard at the time of being captured. The second junk was at anchor, which the Pirates had abandoned and laid a train to, but she nately blew up before the Plover's boat reached her. Being informed that there were about 120 pirates on the island, who had taken the hills and rocks, I despatcheri Lieutenant Soady, Ist Lieutenant of this ship, and Lieutenant Tuson, R.M.A., with a strong party , to cut off any Pirates; but found here as elsewhere that it was useless following them, so shot at the different parties as they showed lves. The junk blown up being nearly awash, I directed Lieutenant Soady to recover as many of the guns on board her as he y could, and to bring them out into deep water; which by nine the next morning he completed, bringing out with those on board the ptured junk, 50 guns of from 6, 9, 12, and 18-pors, all of which were taken into deep water and junks destroyed. Ashore, much and ammunition was found, all of which was destroyed.

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27th August.—In the morning before leaving Lingting, a Chinese who had been taken by the pirates some days before, came on lin:- ore of our boats;-his de-cription of the atrocities committed by the Pirates was dreadful to hear. Mr Caldwell the Registrar Generd board of us, having gained information at Lingting that two Pirate Junks, with a cargo Junk of Cocoa-nuts, had only left on the 25 Coulan Bay, a stronghold and favorite resort of the Pirates, we proceeded by the Ladrone Islands to Tylon, and anchored the Magi and Inflexible at 5 P.M. on the south side in 4 fathoms water. I immediately proceeded in the Plover with all the Boats of the Magi armed, under Lieutenant Sondy, and the boats of the Inflexible in tow of the Alger ine, under Commander Brooker; landing the Ma under Lieutenant Tuson. R.M.Ä., with pinnace in charge of Lieutenant till, on the south side. Upon our opening Coulan Bay, we disco... a squadron of five piratical fighting Junks, with two captured cargo vessels. Upon our nearing them, they fired one gun, and ran their ... aground, the crews jump`ng overboard and swimming ashore. The fire of the Plover, Algerine, and rocket-boats was admirable. Anchorin Gun-boats in position at sunset, we took possession of the Pirate Junks mounting in all 62 Guns, the two cargo Junks being one laden cöcon-nuts an I the other with rice. We had to destroy the Cocoa-nut vessel (being on the rocks), but liberated the Rice Junk, putting board of her the people found in the former, the united crews amounting to 24 men. At 10 P.M. I started with Mgicienne's and Infleri' first gigs, accompanied by Commander Brooker, Lieutenants Soady and Wynniatt, on a reconnoitering expedition. Up the Creek, discovered and sei fire to four Pratical fighting Junks, one of 12 guns, the others having had their guns removed; whilst destroying t Junks and some smaller vessels, occasional musket-shots were fired at us, which we returned. As we were burning the third Junk, guns opened on us, at about 1,700 yards from inland, many of the shot reaching alongside the gigs at that distance. Favored by the (occasional y obscured), I determined to land; so with Commander Brooker, Lieutenants Soady and Wynniatt, and ten men, we pushed well as we could find our way guided by the spirited fire of the guns at the stockade, which continued until we got within pistol-shot, up which time we had reserved our fire. Giving a volley, we pushed on; the enemy ran, ourselves being brought up for a minute or so by entrance of the stockade being staked; clambering through mud, water, and over embankment, we got possession of the 14-Gun stock. spiked the guns, destroyed the ammunition, fired volleys where at times we heard the enemy, and returned on board by 2 A.M. with no loss our side. Although the shot came over our heads, the Pirates appeared to be firing at where the vessels were burning in the Creek, ani: to be aware of our movements ashore, nor the smallness of our force, until we were close upon them. For, having to advance in single fi in a narrow pathway, several of the guns being placed so as to completely sweep away every thing approaching, we would have requircia considerable force to have attacked it in the day time, and I have little doubt that we should have sustained some loss. The guns wh similar to those in the Piratical fighting Junks.

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28th August.-Lieutenants Sharpe and Bevan were employed getting the guns out of the Junks captured in Coulan Bay into d water, and then setting the vessels on fire. Landing a large party under Commander Brooker, Lieutenant Soady, and Acting M Brabazon, I had 30 piratical fast-boats destroyed, and marched up to the stockade to destroy the guns more effectually and burn the hou in the vicinity; the same having been effected, all hands re-embarked and proceeded down to the ships, weighed and steamed down on t Sout side, to Sandy Bay, St John's Island, Mr Caldwell going down on the North side, with Plover and Algerine, where all re-anchor by dark.

29th August.–At daylight having despatched the Plover and Algerine to search Samtong Bay, I proceeded with Mr Caldwell an Commander Brooker, in Magicienne's and Inflexible's 1st gigs, to search the small rocks and coves in Sandy Bay, St John's Island. At th extreme end of one of the bays we came suddenly upon a piratical Junk of 10 guns, all on one broadside, and 38 men all at their guia, pointed for the entrance between the rocks. As he evidently intended disputing our entrance, and it would be impossible to board him c account of his being high and dry on the mud, I had the gig's crews landed on the rocks with their rifles. Upon our opening fire the Pirate immediately fled, many being killed-on board we found two women, who had been prisoners for upwards of two months, whom w liberated, In the forenoon, seeing some junks to the Westward, I despatched Commander Brooker in the Inflexible with the Boats of the Magicienne muler Liontouant Sondy to examine them, remaining at anchor in Magicienne to superintend getting the Pirate Junk out :: where wyn were at anchon off Hawohan Bhatt, The Plover and Algerine enmo upon six Piratical Junks, upon which they made a spirit- attacle, didng much ovedit to Lieutenants Wyunla‡t and Arthur; after an exchange of shot for several minutes, the Piratos jumped overboar i apwards of 100 being killed or drowned, 36 taken alive, 22 people rescued, and 80 guns destroyed; the Inflexible with Magicienne's boxta coming in very opportunely to prevent any escape, and to give a finishing stroke to an affair so ably executed by Lieutenant Wynniatt. F the particulars I must refer you to the letter written by Lieutenant Wynniatt, enclosed herewith.

30th August —At 4 P.M. hearing a gun fired from the Northward, I had the Plover ready with the Magicienne's Cutter under Lieuten ant Soady, and Inflexible's Cutter under Lieutenant Bevan, and started at daybreak, with Mr Caldwell and Commander Brooker aft: four vessels for the land.

Upon our getting within gunshot, the crews of the two larger junks took to their boats and made for the shore, ourselves opening fir with musketry and great guns, destroying the greater part of them.

The vessels turned out to be one Pirate Junk mounting 5 guns, on board of which we found a Chinese woman, who had been made. prisoner with 7 men, some days before, near Macao; her vessel, the second large one, having been kept by the Pirates to form one of the squa iron. The remaining two were fishing vessels, one with five men, the other with four on board, whom we liberated. The other tw vessels I had taken into deep water, set fire to, and guns thrown overboard. The woman I had sent to the Magicienne.

Weghing with the ships at 8 r., we proceeded to Wong Chow, where leaving the Magicienne and Inflexible at anchor, I proceed at 1 P.M., with Mr Caldwell in the Plover, taking in tow all the Magicienne's Boats under Lieur. Soady, Commander Brooker going it Algerine with Inferible's Boats. Proceeding up for Tywoo shan, at 3 r.M., we discovered two Junks; and on giving chase, one lowered t sails and anchored, turning out to be our old friend the Rice junk, who had been again captured by another Pirate (the vessel ahead).uk: was sailing away with a good breeze, and pulling with all her oars to escape up to the Fort of Tywoo-shan. As soon as we came up with: range, we opened fire, the Chinese villagers on shore following her up, so as to slaughter any one attempting to escape by swimming from her At 4.10 P.M., the Pirate opened fire upon us, and continued so doing until he was taken. The Plower having got within canister distance did great execution, as did the Algerine and all the boats. Pushing off in the boats at 4.40, the Pirate still sailing and pulling, gave us a hr. chase my gig being light, consequently got within pistol--hot distance before the other boats could come up. I cannot speak too highly Mr Brabazon, Acting Mate, and Mr S. G. Austruther, Midship nan, who came with me, or of the whole Boat's Crew, as, out of nine me eight were wounded by the Pirates; Mr Brabazoa with the two Marines keeping up a most effective fire with their rifles; Mr Anstruther mot gallantly jumped overboard after T. Mil's, Ordinary, one of the gig's crew, who in consequence of a stinkpot having exploded upon him, ha to jump overboard to save himself, but being unable to swim, was fast sinking, when Mr Anstruther rescued him; Mr Anstruther's strength was also exhausted when assistance came to him. At 5.30 P.M., the boats having come within canister distance, as well as the Plover an Algerine, the Pirate grounded in a sinking state; those on board of her not killed jumped overboard, the few escaping us being immediat slaughtere by the villagers ashore.

One Chinese, who had been taken prisoner by the Pirates and rescued by us, informed us that this junk was commanded by the Pirat Chief Cheeppoo, who was killed shortly before the vessel grounded; also that she mounted 9 guns, having a crew of upwards of 65 men, not on of whom escaped. The coolness displayed throughout the expedition since leaving Hongkong by all on bard, the accuracy of the tire from the Plover and Algerine, also from the boats of Magicienne and Inflexible, do great credit to all on board; and I take this opportunity of r commending to your favourable notice, as I have done in my covering letter, particularly Comr. Brooker, Lieut. J. C. Soady, Licat Wyuniatt, Lieut. Arthur, Lieut Bevan, Acting Mate Brabazon, Midshipman Anstruther. The conducting of the Plover and Algeria through such intricate channels reflects the greatest credit to Mr Jao. Phillips, Acting second Master, and Mr H. Swainson, second Mäster.

I enclose herewi h a list of casualties, in which I am happy to say are none killed.

31st August. Searching the various creeks, we found two junks with no guns on board, but as they answered the description given Mr Caldwell, I had them destroyed, meeting with no resistance with the exception of one gingall shot. Before high water, I had the Pier and Algerine placed in position before the battery of Tywoo-shan, in which were two heavy long guns besides smaller ones; sending a boat it under Lieut. Sady, to set fire to a large junk, which had been used as a Pirate, but whose guns had been removed, our firing of the previou day giving them timely warning. We remained opposed to the battery until the vessel was burnt to the water's edge; however as no shot was fired, I did not feel myself authorized in acting in any way against it, although it is well understood that the Hakka tribe, living there alwa give protection openly to the Pirates, the Mandarins never yet having been able to take the place, although they have tried with a large for the Hakka tribe being in open rebellion against them. There being nothing more to complete the destruction of, I returned with the ves and boats to where the Magicienne and Inflexible were at anchor.

1st September.-Proceeded with Gun-Boats in tow to Mamee, when sending for the Mandarin, I handed over to him 22 Pirates for lis disposal.

2d September-Proceeded to St John's Island, searching the nooks and corners, finding nothing.

3d September.-Proceeded at 4 A.M. for Tylon Island, where, at 11 A.M. anchoring the Magicienne and Inflexible on the south side, started with Comr. Brooker and Mr Caldwell in Plover and Algerine with ships' boats to Coulan Bay. Finding I had been too lenient on th former occasion of visiting this place, in sparing the houses and many boats, as the accounts given by prisoners taken from Pirates, and fro all parties enquired of, agreed that every person and article thereat were piratical, and had been for some years, also from Mr Caldwel previous knowledge; and as the Mandarin authorities had long since denounced it as such, I desired commander Brooker to land with division of boats and with those under Lieut Soady, to search well the different lots of houses about the creek, to burn and destroy everythdra that he could find; which he most ably executed, having only a few gingall shot fired at his party, which was returned, without any loss on side, the Pirates having 4 or 5 killed. The houses were nothing more than magazines of powder and ammunition, explosions after explosion taking place. Seven more guns were discovered and destroyed, cargoes of Betel-nut and other pirated stores set fire to, as were also tw

SEPTEMBER 11, 1858.]

The Honghong Government Gazettę.

61

ratical Fighting Junks with guns removed, 1 Cargo Junk, and about 40 Boats nearly all Fast-boats. With the Plover I started in chase of . Fast-boat pulling sixteen Oars, which we did not get possession of until after the crew had got ashore. She was well armed and provi- soned, mounted a 6-por. in the stern. Two other Piratical Fast-boats were likewise discovered and set fire to. The destruction of their vorite stronghold with loss of powder and Ammunition will I trust prevent the Pirates fitting out any vessels of consequence for Piratical purposes for some time.

4th September.-Proceeded by Kypong Islands, Sammoon and Ling-ting, where we now are,

ILMS, "agicienne," off Lingting Island, 4th September, 1858.

(Signed,),

NICHOLAS VANṢITTART,

Captain.

11 M.S. “ Magicienne,”

off Lingting Island, 4th September,1858.

PLACE.

Return of Piratical War Junks, &c., captured by H.M.'s Ships" Magicienne," " Inflexible,"

99.66 Plover," and “Algerine," on the undermentioned dates, with the number of Cargo Junks and Prisoners retaken from the Pirates, and Cusualties in the crews of H.M.'s Ships.

Pirutical War Junks destroyed and burat,

Captured or Destroyed.

Totel No. of Guna spiked

Water,'

Piratical Fist Bois

destroyed.

or sunk into'

Deep

19058

Aug. 28

Lingting Islands,

2

1

50

Pirates Captured alive.

Supposed

No. of

No. of Cargo Junka released.

Pirates and releized,

Men.

i

Wumen.

RECAPTURED FROM PIRATES.

Prisoners Inken from OFFICERS & MEN

OF HIM. SHIPS.

No..

CASUALTIES

AMONGST THE

REMARKS, A

Ship.

Pirates - killed.

25

***

经营

Coulan Bay,......

30

74

50

1 24

1 burnt

ca St John's Island,

30

Off Hawcheun Biuff,

St John's,.................. Teywoo-shan,................

31

2

:

10

26

80

36

190

::

12

65

2

19

9

1 *24

41 burnt

3

...

***

2

43

Totals,..

26

74

236

36

372

Sepi, 4 Coulan,

.:.

6

78

Magicienne Alyerine

Magicienne Inflexible Ilover Algerine

...

Under the Pirate Chief Momena. Upwards of 120 Pirates on this Island. One of the re-captured prisoners was an English. Seamen called Chas. Deacon, late of the Merchant Ship Antelope. Under the Pirate Chief Kowkung- hung. The crews of the Piratical War Junks escaped to shore; many killed. An armed stockade of 14 guns was captured and destroyed by a night attack.

Under the Pirate Chief Lowcumfat. 38 men on board, nearly all killed.

Under the Pirate Chief Yaongkong- poo. Prisoners handed over to Mandarin Authorities. Under the Pirate Chief Tunghai. Under the Pirate Chief Cheepoo, who Was killed in the affair. This vessel offered resistance for.up- wards of an hour, wounding with stinkpots, gingalis, &c., 8 of the 9 men in Magicienne's Captain's Gig. Recaptured the same liberated at

Coulan.

Guns removed-Pirates warned by the fight of the previous evening.

24 re-captured a second time.

54

(Signed,)

14

NICHOLAS VANSITTART,

Captain.

H.M.'S GUN-BOAT Plover, SANDY BAY, 29th Augu:

SIR,-I have the honour to acquaint you, that in obedience to your orders. I proceeded with the Plover and Algerine to Samtong Bay ere nothing was met with beyond a few fishing and trading boats, but from whom I gained information of pirates having been there on the ious evening, but had left during the ngat in the direction of Gunjavar Channel;, upon which I considered I should not be departing from instructions in following them up, which I did, searching the whole of the western shore of Hawcheun Islatid, without seeing anything picious until we arrived at Ilawcheun Bluff, when we suddenly opened six piratical Junks standing in line towards the shore, which from tir appearance as to tonnage and cut of sails, quite agreed with the information we had rece ved at Samtong. As we approached within gun fre was opened immediately on both sides, Lieutenant Arthur in the Algerine taking the right extreme of the line, while the Plover the left, to prevent their reaching the shore, firing continually on both sides for many minutes, when the men jumped overboard from the Jaks and made for the shore, a few escaping in their small bots, leaving us in possession of the Junks, which were as speedily as possible thored, guns thrown overboard, and set fire to, in which we were very much assisted by the joining of the Inflexible and Magicienn's toats Lieutenant Soady, as every assistance was given by Commander Brooker in destroying the Junks, whica being completed in obe.lience instructions from Commander Brooker I proceeded with the Algerine, to examine Namoa Harbour and the channel leading between the sands of Hawcheun, Wasp, Cricket, and Dipachou, when I rejoined the Magicienne. I am happy to say that the captures were effected thout a single man being wounded on our side, though the fire at times was heavy. As far as I am able to learn, upwards of eighty guns *re destroyed.

In conclusion I beg to bring to your notice, the very cordial co-operation I received from Lieutenant Arthur in the Algerine, and the and accurate fire kept up by the Gun-boats r. flects the highest credit on both men and officers. I further think it my duty to bing to ur notice Mr John Phillips, Second Master of the Plover, who conducted the vessels through most intricate channels in a manner which lowed great judgment and ability. The Interpreter sent by Mr Caldwell, Registrar General, proved of great value in obtaining information

making himself generally useful.

Hoping that our proceedings will meet with your approval,

I have, &c., &c.,

T Captain N. VANSITTART, C.B.,

H.M.'s Ship Magicienne.

True Copies,

H. F. HANCE.

(Signed,)

ROBERT WYNNIATT,

Lieutenant Cominaudi,g.

T

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG, In the matter of the Insolvency of WILLIAM MANOEL RÖBINET, late of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong,

that

ESTATE and EFFECTS of the above named Insolvent, have been vested in NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar of the said·

Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

Court House, Victoria,

31st August 1858.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of the late MR ROBERT McGREGOR in our Firm, ceased on the 31st December last. MR R. H. BALDWIN is from this date authorized to sign.

R. MCGREGOR & Co. Hongkong, 4th September, 1858.

Steam for

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE

THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship PEKIN," Captain BURNE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- sengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on SUNDAY, the 12th of September, | at 9 A.M.

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For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

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A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading or with Parcels; and the Company do thorised to sign our Firm per procuration Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness ou not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or

such declaration.

NOTICE.

"R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au-

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rom this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co. Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

M

NOTICE.

FR DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

Colony.

H. F. EDWARDS.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

FOR SALE,

At the “China Mail” Office,

LANK CIRCULARS, with LIST OF MERCAN-

BLAN

TILE FIRMS, &c., in English and Chinese.

Peninsular & Oriental

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 27th August, 1858.

NOTICE.

TR H. DUDDELL will act for me, during my

absence from this Colony.

MR

G. DUDDELL. Victoria, Hongkong, 11th August, 1858.

NOTICE.

[SEPTEMBER 11, 1858.

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP. THE Co-partnership heretofore existing in (1

under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner a sign the name in liquidation..

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDI,

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

TH

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE.

HE undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON, JR., WALTER L. PURDIE, D. OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit- ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 228 July, 1858.

WE,

OLYPHANT & Co.

NOTICE.

"E, the undersigned, have this day commence! business at this l'ort, as Ship-chandlers, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, under the Title of TALBOT, DEVINE & Co,

Whampoa, 7th April, 1858.

NOTICE.

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June last.

Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

NOTICE.

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form) for the RIVERS YANG-Tsze-Keang and

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GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

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HAMILTON, GRAY & Co.

Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

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GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 18TH SEPTEMBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 174.

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 hercafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

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By Order,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No. 82.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that His Excellency The Governor has been pleased to accept the resignation of WILLIAM THOMAS BRIDGES, Esquire, D.C.L., of the Commission of the Peace for this Colony, as tendered by him on the 10th instant, and that his name is accordingly removed from the List of Justices,

By Order,

:

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No. 83.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION,

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

His Excellency The Governor has received a Despatch from the Consul General of Spain in China, announcing that JosÈ DE AGUILAR, Esquire, has been nominated by Her M.C.M. Spanish Consul at Hongkong, in the room of LOURENÇO JOAO GUTIERREZ, Esquire. Josè DE AGUILAR, Esquire, is hereby provisionally recognised as Spanish Consul at Hongkong, pending the receipt of the Exequatur from Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN.

By Order,

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No. 84.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The Honourable FREDERICK HENRY ALEXANDER FORTH, Esquire, Acting Colonial Secretary, has, in the absence of the Honourable W. T. MERCER, Esquire, been this day sworn in as a Member of the Executive Council of this Colony, pending reference to Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN.

The Honourable FREDERICK FORTH has taken his seat in Council accordingly.

By Order,

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No. 85.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that at a Meeting of the Executive Council held this day, FREDERICK HEPBURN Rennie, Esquire, took the necessary Oath, and was declared a Justice of the Peace for the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies.

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FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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The Opium Contractor having failed in his contract, notice is hereby given, that Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, between the hours of Eleven o'clock A.M. and Three o'clock P.M. on each day, except Sunday, until 12 o'clock Noon, on Monday, the 27th instant, for exercising during Six Months" the Privilege, throughout the Island of Hongkong and the Waters thereof, of preparing and selling prepared Opium in every Form and Shape, and whether for exportation or consumption.

The Tenders to specify Names of Sureties and the amount to be paid; and which amount is to be paid monthly and in advance.

The Privilege to commence on the 1st of October next, and to end on the 31st March (Six Months.)

The Tenders will be numbered in the Order of their Receipt, and none will be opened before Monday, the 27th instant, at One o'clock P.M.

All Tenders to be Sealed, and Marked outside the Envelope.

"Tender for the Privilege of preparing and selling Prepared Opium."

By Order,

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

IN EQUITY.

In the matter of the Estate of ROBERT JACKSON, deceased.

THE

CRAWFORD v. GINGELL.

THE apportioned amount payable to the Creditors of the above Estate, where Claims have been proved or admitted in this cause, will be paid at the SUPREME COURT HOUSE, VICTORIA, Hongkong, on and after the 10th day of October next, between the hours of 11 in the forenoon, and 1 in the afternoon.

Dated 11th September, 1858.

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

FOR SALE. MIE Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation

Company's Paddle-wheel Steamer

THE

LADY MARY WOOD," having lately undergone considerable Repairs, and being now in excellent order, is open for Sale by Private Contract.

She is well found in every description of MARINE STORES, BOATS, ANCHORS, CABLES, &c. The EN- GINE DEPARTMENT is in equally efficient order.

An INVENTORY of her STORES, and the Reports OP LLOYD'S SURVEYORS, dated 6th and 8th inst., may be seen on application at this office.

MAXN. FISCHER,

Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Co.'s Office, Hongkong, 13th September, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

TNOKNA," will close on MONDAY, the

27th September, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d.; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong,

16th September, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Ading Post-Master,

|

Steam for

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.

SINGAPORE, PENANG POINT DE GALLE, THE Co-partnership heretofore existing in Chins

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

& SOUTHAMPTON; ALSO,

BOMBAY, "MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

ПHE PENINSULAR & OKIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “NORNA,” Captain ROGERS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pac- sengers, Specic, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on TUESDAY, the 28th of September,

at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 26th; SPECIE until Noon on the 27th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 27th September.

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 on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 13th September, 1858.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. In the matter of the Insolvency of WILLIAM MANOEL RÜBINET, late of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong.

N

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that the ESTATE and EFFECTS of the above named Insolvent, have been vested in NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar of the said Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar,

Court House, Victoria, 31st August 1858.

under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day

dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will

sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIL

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE.

THE

E undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM- MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON, JR, WALTER L. PURDIE, D. OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit. ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

WE

OLYPHANT & Co.

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at BANGKOK, SIAM, under the management of MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

WE

NOTICE.

E, the undersigned, have this day commenced business at this Port, as Ship-chandlers, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, under the Tit's of TALBOT, DEVINE & Co,”

Whampoa, 7th April, 1858,

H. E. TALBOT. W. H. DEVINE.

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[SEPTEMBER 18, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

*

The Opium Contractor having failed in his contract, notice is hereby given, that Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, between the hours of Eleven o'clock A.M. and Three o'clock P.M. on each day, except Sunday, until 12 o'clock Noon, on Monday, the 27th instant, for exercising during Six Months" the Privilege, throughout the Island of Hongkong and the Waters thereof, of preparing and selling prepared Opium in every Form and Shape, and whether for exportation or consumption.

The Tenders to specify Names of Sureties and the amount to be paid; and which amount is to be paid monthly and in advance.

The Privilege to commence on the 1st of October next, and to end on the 31st March (Six Months.)

The Tenders will be numbered in the Order of their Receipt, and none will be opened before Monday, the 27th instant, at One o'clock P.M.

All Tenders to be Sealed, and Marked outside the Envelope.

"Tender for the Privilege of preparing and selling Prepared Opium."

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th September, 1858.

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FRED. FORTH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

IN EQUITY.

In the matter of the Estate of ROBERT JACKSON, deceased.

THE

CRAWFORD v. GINGELL.

THE apportioned amount payable to the Creditors of the above Estate, where Claims have been proved or admitted in this cause, will be paid at the SUPREME COURT HOUSE, VICTORIA, Hongkong, on and after the 10th day of October next, between the hours of 11 in the forenoon, and 1 in the afternoon.

Dated 11th September, 1858.

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

FOR SALE. MIE Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation

Company's Paddle-wheel Steamer

THE

LADY MARY WOOD," having lately undergone considerable Repairs, and being now in excellent order, is open for Sale by Private Contract.

She is well found in every description of MARINE STORES, BOATS, ANCHORS, CABLES, &c. The EN- GINE DEPARTMENT is in equally efficient order.

An INVENTORY of her STORES, and the Reports OP LLOYD'S SURVEYORS, dated 6th and 8th inst., may be seen on application at this office.

MAXN. FISCHER,

Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Co.'s Office, Hongkong, 13th September, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

TNOKNA," will close on MONDAY, the

27th September, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d.; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong,

16th September, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Ading Post-Master,

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Steam for

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.

SINGAPORE, PENANG POINT DE GALLE, THE Co-partnership heretofore existing in Chins

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

& SOUTHAMPTON; ALSO,

BOMBAY, "MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

ПHE PENINSULAR & OKIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “NORNA,” Captain ROGERS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pac- sengers, Specic, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on TUESDAY, the 28th of September,

at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 26th; SPECIE until Noon on the 27th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 27th September.

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 on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 13th September, 1858.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. In the matter of the Insolvency of WILLIAM MANOEL RÜBINET, late of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong.

N

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that the ESTATE and EFFECTS of the above named Insolvent, have been vested in NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar of the said Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar,

Court House, Victoria, 31st August 1858.

under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day

dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will

sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIL

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE.

THE

E undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM- MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON, JR, WALTER L. PURDIE, D. OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit. ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

WE

OLYPHANT & Co.

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at BANGKOK, SIAM, under the management of MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

WE

NOTICE.

E, the undersigned, have this day commenced business at this Port, as Ship-chandlers, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, under the Tit's of TALBOT, DEVINE & Co,”

Whampoa, 7th April, 1858,

H. E. TALBOT. W. H. DEVINE.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1858.]

NOTICE.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

Interest and Responsibility of the late MR ROBERT MCGREGOR in our Firm, ceased

· 31st December last. MR R. H. BALDWIN

this date authorized to sign.

R. MCGREGOR & Co. gkong, 4th September, 1858.

NOTICE.

R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au- thorised to sign our Firm per procuration

this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co. Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

M

NOTICE.

R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

ay.

H. F. EDWARDS.

Lengkong, 26th June, 1858.

NOTICE.

'R H. DUDDELL will act for me, during my

Mabsence from this Colony.

G. DUDDELL. Victoria, Hongkong, 11th August, 1858.

NOTICE. THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS. June last.

DUNN in our Firm, ccused on the 30th of❘

HEDGE & Co.

Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

NOTICE.

́R CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised

MR to sign our Firm.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

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FOR SALE,

At the "China Mail" Office,

65

LANK CIRCULARS, with LIST OF MERCAN-

BLAN

TILE FIRMS, &c., in English and Chinese. Blank Forms of POWERS OF ATTORNEY, WILLS, CHARTERPARTIES, BILLS OF EX- CHANGE, BILLS OF LADING, SHIPPING ORDERS, COMPRADOR'S CHECKS BOOK, SHIPPING ARTICLES, and the newest form of SHIP'S BILL OF SALE.

Also, SAILING DIRECTIONS (printed in Pamphlet form) for the RIVERS Yang-Tsze-KeaNG and

MIN.

Hongkong, 4th March, 1858.

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 those charges for each Repetition.

*

E:

THE

Hongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 25TH SEPTEMBER, 1858. VOL. IV. No. 175.

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”

"

I, 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.

RATUM. In the issue of the Government Gazette of 18th September instant, (No. 174,) in Notification No.

85, for "Frederick Hepburn Rennie," read "William HEPBURN RENNIE."

No. 87.

JOHN BOWRING.

PROCLAMATION..

By His Excellency SIR JOHN 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 Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China..

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honourable S: EDWARD BULWER LYTTON, Baronet, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received,

proving of and confirming the following Ordinance, namely,-

No. 2 of 1858, entitled—

“An Ordinance for licensing and regulating the sale of prepared Opium :”

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been. so approved and confirmed as Loresaid,.

By His Excellency's Command,.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 20th Day of September, 1858.

No. 88.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

His Excellency The Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint, pending reference to Her Majesty's. Government, FREDERICK WILLIAM GREEN, Esquire, Acting Attorney General, in the place of JOHN DAY, Esquire,.

reased. Mr GREEN was sworn in accordingly at a Meeting of the Executive Council held this day.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d September, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 89.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint, pending reference to Her Majesty's: ernment, T. A. CHALDECOTT, Esquire, Acting Colonial Surgeon, in the place of W. A. HARLAND, Esquire, .D., Colonial Surgeon, deceased.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d September, 1858.

_No. 90.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

His Excellency The Governor in Council has been pleased, pending reference to Her Majesty's Government, or til the return of the Reverend J. J. IRWIN, to appoint the Reverend W. R. BEACH Acting Colonial Chaplain, in

place of the Reverend HENRY ROBINSON, resigned, in consequence of ill-health..

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d September, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

63

No. 41.

The Honghong Government Gazelle.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

[SEPTEMBER 25, 1858.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has receivei from His Excellency MONSIEUR DE BOURBOULON, Minister Plenipotentiary of His Imperial Majesty, an Offic Notice of the Blockade of the Bay and River of Turon, and of the Port of Chang Callao, a translation of whic Notification is herowith published for general information :-

(Translation.)

I, the undersigned, Rear-Admiral Commander-in-Chief of the French and Spanish Forces, charged with the demand of reparation du for the wrongs done to the Governments of France and Spain, and in virtue of the powers belonging to me as Commander-in-Chief,

DECLARE:

That from the 1st of September, 1858, the Bay and the River of Turon, and the Port of Chang Callao, are held in a state of effective Blockade by the Naval and Military Forces placed under iny Command.

Any Ship which shall attempt to violate the Blockade, will be proceeded against according to International Laws, and the Treaties i vigor with Neutral Nations.

Turon Bay, 1st September, 1858.

(Signed,)

C. RIGAULT de GENOUILLY.

Macao, 23d September, 1858.

True Copy,

The Provisional Secretary of the French Legation in China.

(Signed,)

KLECZKOWSKI.

By Order,

G. W. CAINE.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th September, 1858.

NOTICE.

HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, 25th September, 1858. N_connection with the Notification from this

I function with the No, itations from others

in charge of Merchant Vessels are hereby directed to move their Ships over to the SOUTH (Hongkong) SIDE of the Harbour, on the 1st October proximo. The NORTH SIDE of the line specified in the Notification alluded to is, from that date, to be kept clear as a Working Passage.

Vessels will not berth within 500 yards from the Shore, so that an Inner Passage may be kept clear for the convenience of Steamers and small Coasting Craft; avoiding that part of the anchorage occupied by Her Majesty's Ships, in the vicinity of the Dock- yard and Arsenal.

Vessels not mooring will anchor with Forty Fa- thoms of Chain to their best Bower, having their 2d Bower a-cockbill, and Chain ranged on deck all clear to let go at any moment.

A. L. INGLIS,

Harbour Muster.

In re ALEXANDER RUDIGER. deccused.

GEORGE D. BONNYMAN,

No

"

99

TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,—

-to the NEXT OF KIN, and all other Persons, to produce any WILL or CODICIL of the above Parties that

may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on SATURDAY, the Second day of October, Kin accept

1858; or, if none, that the Next of Axiod, faint which, Administration will be granted to the Regis- trar of the said Court.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. IN EQUITY.

In the matter of the Estate of ROBERT JACKSON, deceased.

THE

CRAWFORD V. Gingell.

HE apportioned amount payable to the Creditors of the above Estate, where Claims have been proved or admitted in this cause, will be paid at the SUPREME COURT House, Victoria, HongkoNG, on and after the 10th day of October next, between the hours of 11 in the forenoon, and 1 in the afternoon.

Dated 11th September, 1858.

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG· In the matter of the Insolvency of WILLIAM MANOEL RÓBINET, late of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong.

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that the ESTATE and EFFECTS of the above named Insolvent, have been vested in NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar of the said Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates

By the Court,

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. TENORNA," will close on MONDAY, the THE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

27th September, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d. ; and from` 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

Post Office, Hongkong,

16th September, 1858.

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 "NORNA," Captain ROGERS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- sengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on TUESDAY, the 28th of September,

at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 27th September. on the 26th; SPECIE until Noon on the 27th, and

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 on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 13th September, 1858.

W

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at BANGKOK, SIAM, under the management of

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TH

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.

HE Co-partnership heretofore existing in China under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner wil sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIL

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE. HE undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM- MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON. JR., WALTER L. PURDIE, D. OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit- ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

OLYPHANT & Co.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of the

ROBERT MCGREGOR in of the late MA

on the 31st December last. MR R. H. BALDWIN is from this date authorized to sign.

R. MCGREGOR & Co. Hongkong, 4th September, 1858.

M

NOTICE.

R H. DUDDELL will act for me, during my

absence from this Colony.

G. DUDDELL.

Victoria, Hongkong, 11th August, 1858.

THE

NOTICE.

HE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS. DUNN in our Firm, ceused on the 30th of June lust.

Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

MR C. II. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign M

for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Singapore, 17th May, 1858,

MR

NOTICE.

'R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au- thorised to sign our Firm per procuration from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co. Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, M

Court House, Victoria,

31st August. 1858.

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this Colony.

H. F. EDWARDS. Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

NOTICE.

HEDGE & Co.

TR CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised

to sign our Firm.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858,

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

KEATING'S COUGH LOZENGES. FRESH Supply received by Overland_Mail

Steamer.

Medical Hall, 27th May, 1858.

J. J. BRAGA.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong-

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

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 2D OCTOBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 176.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice in hereby given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gasette 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. 91.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

OPIUM MONOPOLY.

In reference to the Government Notification No. 86, dated the 18th instant, His Excellency The Governor in Council has granted to ING Aru, of the Fook Loong Shop No.319, Lower Bazaar, the exclusive Privilege of pre- paring and selling Prepared Opium, throughout the Island of Hongkong, its Dependencies, and the Waters thereof, for Six Months, commencing with the 1st October next, and ending 31st March, 1859.

The Form of Grant of such Privilege is that which was published in the Hongkong Government Gazette of the 02d May, 1858, with the single exception, that the said Privilege is accorded for the Term of Six Months, and not for One Year, as therein set forth.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th September, 1858.

FRED. FORTH.

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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70

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

NOTICE.

[OCTOBER 2, 1858.

HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, 2d October, 1858.

The Harbour Master publishes, for the information of Masters and others in charge of Merchant Vessels in this Port, the Boundaries of the Anchorage set apart by direction of His Excellency the Naval Commander-in- Chief for Vessels of War, together with a Letter referring thereto, of yesterday's date.

A. L. INGLIS, Harbour Master.

BOUNDARY of Man-of-War's Anchorage.

West Boundary,—A line from the MILITARY PIER to H.M.'s Ship Melville.

North Boundary,-From H.M.'s Ship Melville Eastward with DEVIL'S PEAK in line with the extreme Point of Hongkong, until the Eastern end of the Ordnance Wall bears S.S.W., which line will form the Eastern Boundary.

H.M.'s SHIP Calcutta, HONGKONG, 1st October, 1858.

With reference to this Boundary, His Excellency the Naval Commander-in-Chief wishes it to be understood as appropriated for Ships-of- War; but, at the same time, desirous of affording every facility to Merchant Vessels who may find it convenient to load and discharge in that locality, can see no objection to their taking advantage of it when available,-it being understood they are to`shift Berth when directed to de so by the Senior Naval Officer.

True Copy,

Approved,

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

Steam for

A. L. INGLIS,

Harbour Master.

WANTED,

N BOTTOMRY,-for the REPAIRS of the

SINGAPORE, PENANG POWARDEILLALLE, ON

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, & SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship" MALABAR," Captain DUNDAS, with Iler Majesty's Mails, Pas- sengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on WEDNESDAY, the 13th October, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 11th; SPECIE until Noon on the 12th, and PARCELS until 2 P.м, on the 12th.

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 on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 28th September, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer “ MALABAR," will close on TUESDAY, the 12th October, at 6 o'clock P.M.

THE

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d., and PAPES ld.; and from 11 A.м. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s. on each letter, and 2d, on each paper.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong,

29th September, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master,

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS.

NOTICE.

R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my

Dutch barque E. W. VAN DAM VANM Attorney during my absence from the

ISSELT,”—about $5,000.

TENDERS will be received at the Netherlands Con- sulate, up to 15th instant.

For further particulars, apply to

A. W. P. KUP, H.-N. M's Consul.

Hongkong, 2d October, 1858.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. IN EQUITY.

TH

In the matter of the Estate of ROBERT JACKSON, deceased.

CRAWFORD v. Gingell.

THE apportioned amount payable to the Creditors of the above Estate, where Claims have been proved or admitted in this cause, will be paid at the SUPREME COURt House, Victoria, Hongkong, on and after the 10th day of October next, between the hours of 11 in the forenoon, and I in the afternoon.

Dated 11th September, 1858.

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. In the matter of the Insolvency of WILLIAM MANOEL ROBINET, late of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong.

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that the

NOTICTATE and EFFECTS of the above

named Insolvent, have been vested in NORMAN | Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates. RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar of the said

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

Court House, Victoria,

31st August, 1858.

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NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH OCTOBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 177.

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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By Order,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 20 of 1858.

MONDAY, 12th JULY, 1858.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR, AND ALL THE MEMBERS.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Council were read and approved.

Read a Letter, of the 8th instant, from Mr Parsons to His Excellency the Governor, reiterating his assertions, that Mr Woods stated to himself and Mr Gaskell, that he signed the Memorial for the amalgamation of the two Branches of the Legal Profession, because he saw so many Names of the principal Mercantile Houses attached to the Memorial.

Also, a Communication of 8th instant, from Mr Gaskell to Mr Parsons, corroborating the said assertions, and giving the additional Statement as made to them by Mr Woods, that he thought the change would benefit their Branch of the Profession.

Read a Letter, of the 7th instant, from the Acting Colonial Secretary calling upon Mr Cooper Turner, as Crown Solicitor, for an explanation of the inconsistency between his Lettor of the 4th June to Mr Parsons, and that of the 26th June to the Attorney General, as well as with the Statements made in his name by the said Officer.

Read Reply, of 10th July, from Mr Cooper Turner, to the following effect :-"That he was not present at the in- ception nor at the drafting of the Petition; that the same was sent to him in a hurried way for his perusal, and he returned it without considering it much at the moment, with the note dated 4th June last,I think the Petition will do well,' there being no objection whatever to some portions.-That in using those words he did not intend to give an unqualified approval, or debar himself from giving the matter further consideration or reflection,-for on the same day, or the following morning, having well considered the matter, he had an interview with the Acting Secretary of the Hongkong Law Society, and stated to him that he dissented, for many reasons, from the Petition; that some of the points were good, but that if the Statements therein could not be proved, it would militate much against them. That he also expressed his dissent to two of the Pro- fession. That the Letter to the Attorney General, dated 26th June, had reference generally to the above interview. That with regard to the Statements made by the Attorney General in Council, he could offer no remarks, as he was not present, nor had he been informed of them. As to the address of Mr Parsons to the Council, that he (Mr Turner) was not aware that that gentleman was deputed by the Law Society to protect the interests of the Profession, or that there was a Meeting called for that special purpose." Read a Letter, of the 9th July, from Mr Stace, stating, with reference to the Letters from Messrs Turner and Hazeland, read at the last Meeting of Council,-"That all the Members of the Hongkong Law Society con- curred in selecting Mr Parsons to address the Council in support of the Prayer of their Petition.-That Mr Turner promised to accompany Mr Parsons and himself to the Council Room, but afterwards deputed Mr Hazeland to attend in his stead, who" (Mr Stace remarks) "made no disavowal at the time."

Read Draft Letter, of this date, from the Acting Colonial Secretary to Mr Cooper Turner, acknowledging his Letter of the 10th instant, and forwarding for his explanation Copy of Mr Stace's Letter of the 9th instant, above referred to.

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[OCTOBER 9, 1858.

Read Letter from Mr Douglas Lapraik to the Clerk of Councils, forwarding an original Communication from Mr Parsons to himself, dated 24th March, 1858, on the subject of his Bill of Costs and Allocatur as Attorney for Chinkoo, wherein Mr Parsons states that "Magisterial business is not matter of Taxation; that he informed Chinkoo that his charge was $25 a day for attending, and that he agreed to those terms.-That, as there were many days in which nothing was done, he had charged only $15 on those days.'

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The Governor here remarked upon the necessity of checking the practice still going on of such enormous charges being imposed upon the Chinese; And, on the motion of the Chief Justice, it was resolved, that a Notification in the Chinese Language be published in the Government Gazette, announcing to the Chinese, that Bills of Costs are taxable by the Registrar of the Supreme Court as Taxing Master, and that they should apply to him when necessary.

The Attorney General enquired whether the Secretary of State, in his Despatch conveying the recent confirmation of Ordinance No. 13 of 1856, had made any remarks on his Report of the 8th February last, upon the operation of the said Ordinance.

The Governor stated that Lord Stanley made no remarks on such Report. His Lordship only referred to certain

doubts entertained by his Predecessor, but had thought proper to allow the Ordinance without any change. The Ordinance "for Practitioners in Law" was brought forward for passing.

The Governor put the question, that this Ordinance do pass, and that the Title be "An Ordinance for Practitioners

in Law."

Council divided.

MR DENT.

Ayes (8).

MR LYALL.

MR JARDINE.

CHIEF MAGISTRATE. SURVEYOR General.

ATTORNEY GENERAL.

ACTING COLOnial Secretary. LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.

Question carried, and the Ordinance passed, being "No. 12 of 1858."

Noes (2).

COLONIAL Treasurer. CHIEF JUSTICE.

Ordered, that the said Ordinance be published in the Government Gazette.

The Acting Colonial Secretary obtained leave to withdraw, on account of indisposition.

Read Despatch No. 29, of 15th May last, from the Secretary of State, sanctioning the Standing Orders and Rule.

for the Legislative Council, after the introduction of certain verbal amendments in Rules 8 and 24.

The required amendments having been made and agreed to,-

It was resolved, that the said Standing Orders and Rules, having been submitted to and sanctioned by the Secretary

of State, be approved, adopted by the Council, and published in the Government Gazette.

The Colonial Treasurer having moved the introduction in the Standing Orders of a Rule empowering the Council to commit for contempt, the Governor read Circular Despatch, of 11th March last, from the Secretary of State bearing on the subject; and after discussion the motion fell through for want of a seconder.

The Governor stated that the Colonial Estimates for the Year 1859 would be laid on the Table for discussion at

the next Meeting of Council:-

Whereupon the Attorney General signified his intention of opposing such portion of the Expenditure as related

to the Establishment of the Registrar General, as a sine cure Office.

The Attorney General called the attention of His Excellency to the recent Proclamations from Heangshan for the withdrawal of Chinese Servants from foreign employ, and that numbers had already left; and gave notice that at the next Meeting he would bring forward a Resolution to the effect, that the proper Authorities be addressed on the subject.

Mr Dent called attention to the rising of prices in the Markets since the recent " Markets' Ordinance, 1858,” canu

into operation, and attributed such enhancement to the operation of Section 5 of the said Ordinance. The Chief Justice moved the repeal of the Section adverted to by Mr Dent, but His Excellency declined to dea with the motion until Documentary evidence be laid before him as to the practical Working of the Ordinance. Resolved, that this Council do adjourn to Tuesday, the 27th instant, at 12 o'clock.

The Council adjourned accordingly.

Read and approved, this 4th Day of October, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING,

Governor.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 21 of 1858.

MONDAY, 4th OCTOBER, 1858.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR AND ALL THE MEMBERS, EXCEPT MR JARDINE, WHO WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND. The Council met to-day by Special Summons,-no Meeting having taken place on the 27th July, pursuant to Notice

of adjournment sine die by order of the Governor.

His Excellency the Governor on taking the Chair, called the attention of Members to the necessity of a strict observance of the Rules, which required their attendance at the Board precisely at the Hour fixed for the Meeting of the Council.

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[OCTOBER 9, 1858.

Read Letter from Mr Douglas Lapraik to the Clerk of Councils, forwarding an original Communication from Mr Parsons to himself, dated 24th March, 1858, on the subject of his Bill of Costs and Allocatur as Attorney for Chinkoo, wherein Mr Parsons states that "Magisterial business is not matter of Taxation; that he informed Chinkoo that his charge was $25 a day for attending, and that he agreed to those terms.-That, as there were many days in which nothing was done, he had charged only $15 on those days.'

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The Governor here remarked upon the necessity of checking the practice still going on of such enormous charges being imposed upon the Chinese; And, on the motion of the Chief Justice, it was resolved, that a Notification in the Chinese Language be published in the Government Gazette, announcing to the Chinese, that Bills of Costs are taxable by the Registrar of the Supreme Court as Taxing Master, and that they should apply to him when necessary.

The Attorney General enquired whether the Secretary of State, in his Despatch conveying the recent confirmation of Ordinance No. 13 of 1856, had made any remarks on his Report of the 8th February last, upon the operation of the said Ordinance.

The Governor stated that Lord Stanley made no remarks on such Report. His Lordship only referred to certain

doubts entertained by his Predecessor, but had thought proper to allow the Ordinance without any change. The Ordinance "for Practitioners in Law" was brought forward for passing.

The Governor put the question, that this Ordinance do pass, and that the Title be "An Ordinance for Practitioners

in Law."

Council divided.

MR DENT.

Ayes (8).

MR LYALL.

MR JARDINE.

CHIEF MAGISTRATE. SURVEYOR General.

ATTORNEY GENERAL.

ACTING COLOnial Secretary. LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.

Question carried, and the Ordinance passed, being "No. 12 of 1858."

Noes (2).

COLONIAL Treasurer. CHIEF JUSTICE.

Ordered, that the said Ordinance be published in the Government Gazette.

The Acting Colonial Secretary obtained leave to withdraw, on account of indisposition.

Read Despatch No. 29, of 15th May last, from the Secretary of State, sanctioning the Standing Orders and Rule.

for the Legislative Council, after the introduction of certain verbal amendments in Rules 8 and 24.

The required amendments having been made and agreed to,-

It was resolved, that the said Standing Orders and Rules, having been submitted to and sanctioned by the Secretary

of State, be approved, adopted by the Council, and published in the Government Gazette.

The Colonial Treasurer having moved the introduction in the Standing Orders of a Rule empowering the Council to commit for contempt, the Governor read Circular Despatch, of 11th March last, from the Secretary of State bearing on the subject; and after discussion the motion fell through for want of a seconder.

The Governor stated that the Colonial Estimates for the Year 1859 would be laid on the Table for discussion at

the next Meeting of Council:-

Whereupon the Attorney General signified his intention of opposing such portion of the Expenditure as related

to the Establishment of the Registrar General, as a sine cure Office.

The Attorney General called the attention of His Excellency to the recent Proclamations from Heangshan for the withdrawal of Chinese Servants from foreign employ, and that numbers had already left; and gave notice that at the next Meeting he would bring forward a Resolution to the effect, that the proper Authorities be addressed on the subject.

Mr Dent called attention to the rising of prices in the Markets since the recent " Markets' Ordinance, 1858,” canu

into operation, and attributed such enhancement to the operation of Section 5 of the said Ordinance. The Chief Justice moved the repeal of the Section adverted to by Mr Dent, but His Excellency declined to dea with the motion until Documentary evidence be laid before him as to the practical Working of the Ordinance. Resolved, that this Council do adjourn to Tuesday, the 27th instant, at 12 o'clock.

The Council adjourned accordingly.

Read and approved, this 4th Day of October, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING,

Governor.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 21 of 1858.

MONDAY, 4th OCTOBER, 1858.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR AND ALL THE MEMBERS, EXCEPT MR JARDINE, WHO WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND. The Council met to-day by Special Summons,-no Meeting having taken place on the 27th July, pursuant to Notice

of adjournment sine die by order of the Governor.

His Excellency the Governor on taking the Chair, called the attention of Members to the necessity of a strict observance of the Rules, which required their attendance at the Board precisely at the Hour fixed for the Meeting of the Council.

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The Minutes of the Council held on the 12th July, were read and approved.

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The Governor announced, that he had appointed, pending reference to Her Majesty, Frederick William Green, Esquire, the Acting Attorney General, to be a Provisional Member of the Legislative Council; and that Officer being in attendance, was sworn in and took his Seat at the Board accordingly.

The Governor put the Question, that the words,-" But that the Privileges of Council shall not protect any Member "in the utterance of Slanderous or Libellous matter affecting the private character of Individuals,”—be added to Rule XVI of the Standing Orders and Rules for the Legislative Council. -

Whereupon Debate ensuing,-

A Minute of Protest from the Attorney General, as sent in to the Clerk of Councils, on the 2d August last, and

since entered in the Order Book, was laid on the Table and read.

It was as follows:-

Minute of Protest of Privilege.

"My attention is drawn to a publication in the Hongkong Government Gazette of Saturday last, the 31st ultimo, of a Warrant of Commission bearing date the 20th May last, and having a List of Charges' appended. The publicatian is said to be 'by Order,' and 'for general information."

"The Commission states, that those charges embrace certain accusations,'-recited in the preamble to have been 'brought in the Legislative Council, and in official documents, by myself against the Registrar General,' and 'to necessitate an Inquiry:—and it directs certain Commissioners thereby appointed, to enquire into the same-and all Persons in the Public Service' are charged to be aiding and assisting unto them therein." I have also perused a Circular Letter under His Excellency's own hand, addressed on the 24th ultimo, to every Official Member of the Legislative Council, except myself:whereby, such Member is, in effect, required to answer in writing, whether or not certain words therein specified, and bearing directly on the subject matter of the said List of Charges and Commission, were used by me in the Debates of the said Council, in May last, and by way of an 'intemperate attack upon the Registrar General.'

"It appears that no enquiry whatever has been addressed to any of the non-official Members of Council on the

subject; and I can state that I havo received none.

"With the truth or falsehood of the recitals and averments in the said Commission, I do not mean to trouble this Honourable Council, beyond once more recording my emphatic denial, that the List of Charges,—by whom prepared I know not-does 'embrace the accusations made by me against the Registrar General ;'-a contradiction which, from the 24th May last, the earliest opportunity I had for giving it, down to the present time, has been repeatedly officialised by me, and received without dissent or observation.

But, I do ask this Honourable Council to admit this my Protest against the above acts of the Government, as being a manifest, deliberate, and persevering violation of its Privileges, solemnly recognised by the Sixteenth of His Excellency's own Standing Orders and Rules for the Legislative Council of Hongkong,' which has been approved by Lord Stanley, the Secretary of State, and is as follows :-

-

"The Members of Council shall have freedom of speech, and shall not, at any time, be questioned by Government for any thing they

-have said therein.'

"I desire that this Protest may be recorded.'

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(Signed,)

"T. CHISHOLM ANSTKY, M.L.C.,

“ H.M. Attorney General.”

Resolved, that the foregoing Protest be entered upon the Minutes.

The Governor then put the Question, that the words as above proposed be added to Rule XVI of the Ștanding

Orders.

Debate continued,

And the Council divided.-

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Ayes (2).

ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY. Lieutenant-Governor.

Question put and negatived.

Noes (6).

MR DENT.

MR LYALL.

CHIEF MAGIstrate. SURVEYOR GENERAL.

Acting Attorney General. CHIEF JUSTICE.

The Governor stated, that the Question will be submitted to the consideration of the Secretary of State,- Whereupon Mr Dent gave notice that he would send in a Minute on the subject, to accompany His Excellency's

Despatch. Read a Communication, of the 2d August last, from the Attorney General to the Clerk of Councils, withdrawing the notice of motion, (which was also read,) on the subject of the Heangshan aggressions, which stood in his name for the next Meeting of the Council, as superfluous, consequent upon the issue of the Governor's Pro- clamation of the 31st July last, and other measures announced in His Excellency's Reply to a Public address on the previous day.

The Governor reported the suspension of Mr Anstey, and the resignation of Dr Bridges.

Read Reply, dated the 13th July last, from Mr Cooper Turner, to the Acting Colonial Secretary, stating "That he had not at any time, as a Member of the Hongkong Law Society, or otherwise, concurred in selecting Mr Parsons to address the Council; and that Mr Stace never informed him that he was deputed.

That he pro- mised Mr Stace to go with him to the Council, and at the same time expressed a hope that Mr Parsons would not address the Council. Business, however, prevented his accompanying Mr Stace."-That "he expected Mr Parsons would address the Council, but certainly not on behalf of the Law Society."

Read Letter, of the 13th July last, from Mr Hazeland to the Acting Colonial Secretary, stating "That not being a Member of the Hongkong Law Society, he was perfectly unaware of Mr Parsons being deputed by that body to address the Legislative Council, until he was introduced to the Council for that purpose by Mr Stace,-never having been previously so informed by that gentleman or any one else; and for these reasons he (Mr Hazeland) was certainly not, at liberty to disavow what Mr Parsons said on behalf of the Law Society. That, in refer- ence to Mr Stace's Statement of his being deputed by Mr Turner to attend for him at the Council, he did represent Mr Turner to a certain extent, but that whether he had or had not attended, he (Mr Hazeland) should have done so, and that his presence was quite independent of the Law Society.”

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[OCTOBER 9, 1858.

Read Letter, of the 19th July last, from Mr Parsons to His Excellency the Governor, calling in question tl. accuracy of the Minutes of Council of the 6th July, respecting the reprimand which he received from th Governor, and the order to withdraw from the Bar,-as read and approved at the Meeting of the 12th Jul and since published in the Government Gazette of the 17th July,

Mr Dent here observed, that it was perfectly within his recollection that Mr Parsons did present himself at the Ba

of this Council on the 6th July; which was confirmed by other Members. Read Letter, of the 21st July last, from Mr Woods to His Excellency the Governor in Council, calling attention

two Letters, in which his name appears, in the Daily Press of the previous day, signed severally by M Parsons and Mr Gaskell, and stating "that the remark he made to Mr Gaskell was to the effect, that th number of intelligent gentlemen who put their names to the Petition would not have done so without good and sufficient reasons, and that he did not think the amalgamation' would injure 'fair dealing' and respectabl Attornies." That "this remark Mr Parsons has wrested into quite another form, to suit his own purposes, and he (Mr Woods) again emphatically denies that Mr Parsons ever asked him any question on the subject." His Excellency the Governor stated, that the Votes and Proceedings of each Meeting of the Council will be published in the Government Gazette next after their approval in Council; and such delayed publication was unanimously agreed to.

The Governor read Despatch No. 128, of 10th November, 1856, from the Secretary of State, conveying the sanction of Her Majesty's Government to the construction of the Bowring Praya,-" provided it is ascertained that the available balance to the Credit of the Colonial Treasury will fully suffice to defray the requisite Expen- diture, together with that of the other Public Works already sanctioned." His Excellency then called

upon the Acting Colonial Secretary for a Statement of the Funds at present available for such Public Works; when that Officer reported, that the Sum of £19,741.12.3 was in the Banks at Interest to the Credit of the Public Works, exclusive of the Parliamentary Vote towards the erection of a Gaol and Civil Hospital, amounting t £7,000.

The Governor stated, that the recent exodus of the Chinese Population, and the flight of the Opium Monopolis: from the Colony, necessitated several alterations in the Colonial Estimates for 1859, as originally prepared in July last; that they were now under revision, and would, at no distant period, be submitted to the Council But that at the next Meeting, he proposed to bring forward a Supplementary Estimate, to be charged upon the surplus Revenue of the current Year.

His Excellency stated that, in consequence of the illness and subsequent death of Mr Day, who had been appointed Acting Attorney General, the preparation of an Ordinance to correct "the careless manner" in which, as pointed out by the Secretary of State, some of the Imperial Acts were extended to this Colony by Ordinance No. 5 of 1858, had been delayed; but that the present Acting Attorney General was actually engaged in drawing up the needful Ordinance for submission to the Council.

The Governor reported, that the Secretary of State had recently required his opinion upon the proposal for the transfer to the local Government of the control of the Post-office in Hongkong; and that the necessary enquiries were being made, in order to enable him to come to a decision upon the subject.

Read a first time a Draft Ordinance for the Regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships.

Ordered, that the said Ordinance be published in the Government Gazette, inviting Observations thereon; and that

it be read a second time, on Friday, the 15th instant.

Resolved, that this Council do adjourn to Friday next, the 8th instant, at 12 o'clock precisely.

Read and approved, this 8th Day of October, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT

NOTIFICATION.

JOHN BOWRING,

Governor.

The subjoined Draft Ordinance, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 4th instant, is published for general information; and it is hereby requested, that any Observations thereon may be sent in to the Undersigned, on or before the 12th instant.

By Order,

Council Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th October, 1858.

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

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1858.

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 continuance of the heretofore existing Regulations respecting Chinese Passenger Ships: and in the case of British Ships, respecting the Treatment of the Passengers therein while at Sea, and for making Regulations in addition thereto.

[ October, 1858.]

Whereas it is desirable to make further Provision, in addition to that made by the Chinese Passengers Act, 1855, for the Regulation of Chinese Passengers' Ships, and in the case of British Ships, for the Treat- ment of the Passengers therein while at Sea, with a view to the better securing the Health of Passengers is such Ships: Be it enacted and ordained, by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

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[OCTOBER 9, 1858.

Read Letter, of the 19th July last, from Mr Parsons to His Excellency the Governor, calling in question tl. accuracy of the Minutes of Council of the 6th July, respecting the reprimand which he received from th Governor, and the order to withdraw from the Bar,-as read and approved at the Meeting of the 12th Jul and since published in the Government Gazette of the 17th July,

Mr Dent here observed, that it was perfectly within his recollection that Mr Parsons did present himself at the Ba

of this Council on the 6th July; which was confirmed by other Members. Read Letter, of the 21st July last, from Mr Woods to His Excellency the Governor in Council, calling attention

two Letters, in which his name appears, in the Daily Press of the previous day, signed severally by M Parsons and Mr Gaskell, and stating "that the remark he made to Mr Gaskell was to the effect, that th number of intelligent gentlemen who put their names to the Petition would not have done so without good and sufficient reasons, and that he did not think the amalgamation' would injure 'fair dealing' and respectabl Attornies." That "this remark Mr Parsons has wrested into quite another form, to suit his own purposes, and he (Mr Woods) again emphatically denies that Mr Parsons ever asked him any question on the subject." His Excellency the Governor stated, that the Votes and Proceedings of each Meeting of the Council will be published in the Government Gazette next after their approval in Council; and such delayed publication was unanimously agreed to.

The Governor read Despatch No. 128, of 10th November, 1856, from the Secretary of State, conveying the sanction of Her Majesty's Government to the construction of the Bowring Praya,-" provided it is ascertained that the available balance to the Credit of the Colonial Treasury will fully suffice to defray the requisite Expen- diture, together with that of the other Public Works already sanctioned." His Excellency then called

upon the Acting Colonial Secretary for a Statement of the Funds at present available for such Public Works; when that Officer reported, that the Sum of £19,741.12.3 was in the Banks at Interest to the Credit of the Public Works, exclusive of the Parliamentary Vote towards the erection of a Gaol and Civil Hospital, amounting t £7,000.

The Governor stated, that the recent exodus of the Chinese Population, and the flight of the Opium Monopolis: from the Colony, necessitated several alterations in the Colonial Estimates for 1859, as originally prepared in July last; that they were now under revision, and would, at no distant period, be submitted to the Council But that at the next Meeting, he proposed to bring forward a Supplementary Estimate, to be charged upon the surplus Revenue of the current Year.

His Excellency stated that, in consequence of the illness and subsequent death of Mr Day, who had been appointed Acting Attorney General, the preparation of an Ordinance to correct "the careless manner" in which, as pointed out by the Secretary of State, some of the Imperial Acts were extended to this Colony by Ordinance No. 5 of 1858, had been delayed; but that the present Acting Attorney General was actually engaged in drawing up the needful Ordinance for submission to the Council.

The Governor reported, that the Secretary of State had recently required his opinion upon the proposal for the transfer to the local Government of the control of the Post-office in Hongkong; and that the necessary enquiries were being made, in order to enable him to come to a decision upon the subject.

Read a first time a Draft Ordinance for the Regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships.

Ordered, that the said Ordinance be published in the Government Gazette, inviting Observations thereon; and that

it be read a second time, on Friday, the 15th instant.

Resolved, that this Council do adjourn to Friday next, the 8th instant, at 12 o'clock precisely.

Read and approved, this 8th Day of October, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT

NOTIFICATION.

JOHN BOWRING,

Governor.

The subjoined Draft Ordinance, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 4th instant, is published for general information; and it is hereby requested, that any Observations thereon may be sent in to the Undersigned, on or before the 12th instant.

By Order,

Council Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th October, 1858.

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

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1858.

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 continuance of the heretofore existing Regulations respecting Chinese Passenger Ships: and in the case of British Ships, respecting the Treatment of the Passengers therein while at Sea, and for making Regulations in addition thereto.

[ October, 1858.]

Whereas it is desirable to make further Provision, in addition to that made by the Chinese Passengers Act, 1855, for the Regulation of Chinese Passengers' Ships, and in the case of British Ships, for the Treat- ment of the Passengers therein while at Sea, with a view to the better securing the Health of Passengers is such Ships: Be it enacted and ordained, by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

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I. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any Voyage of more than Seven Existing Regulations Days' duration, without strictly conforming in every respect with the Regulations contained in Schedule (A) to continue in force. annexed to the Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, and heretofore in force under the Second Section of the

ald Act.

II. In every Chinese Passenger Ship there shall be a sufficient Space properly divided off to the Hospital accommo- fatisfaction of the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, to be used exclusively as a Hospital or dation to be provided. Hospitals for the Passengers; this Space shall be under the Poop, or in the Round-house, or in any Deck- house which shall be properly built and secured to the satisfaction of such Emigration Officer, or on the upper Passenger Deck, and not elsewhere, and shall in no case be less than Eighteen clear superficial Feet for every Fifty Passengers which the Ship shall carry. Such Hospitals shall be fitted with Bed Places, and supplied with proper Beds, Bedding, and Utensils, to the satisfaction of the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, and throughout the Voyage kept so fitted and supplied.

III. In the Measurement of the Passenger Decks, Poop, Round-house, or Deck-house, for the purpose of determining the Number of Passengers to be carried in any Chinese Passenger Ship, the Space for the to be included in Mea- Hospital shall be included.

sailing by some Medi-

cal Practitioner.

Space for Hospital

surement of capacity for Passengers. IV. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any Voyage as aforesaid, until Passengers and Crew some Medical Practitioner, to be appointed by the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance if other to be examined before than Hongkong, and if Hongkong be the Port of Clearance, then until the Colonial Surgeon shall have certified to the said Emigration Officer, and the said Emigration Officer shall be satisfied that none of the Passengers or Crew appear, by reason of any bodily or mental disease, unfit to proceed, or likely to endanger the Health or safety of other Persons about to proceed, in such Vessel: such Medical Inspection of the Passengers shall take place either on board the Vessel, or, at the discretion of the said Emigration Officer, at such convenient place on Shore, before embarkation, as he may appoint; and the Master, Ŏwner, or Charterer of the Ship, shall pay to such Emigration Officer a Sum at the rate of

Mexican Dollars, for every Hundred Persons so examined: Provided also, that in case the Emigration Officer on any particular occasion shall be unable to obtain the attendance of a Medical Practitioner within a reasonable tinie, or without payment of an Inspection Fee at a higher rate than that hereby ordained, then it shall be lawful for the said Emigration Officer to dispense with such Medical Inspection as aforesaid, and to satisfy himself by his own personal examination, (for which he shall receive the Fee hereinbefore ordained to be paid) of the fit sanitary state of the Crew and Passengers: Provided also, that all Fees received under this Section by the Emigration Officer or Colonial Surgeon of Hongkong, shall be within Three Days after the receipt thereof paid over by the Officer receiving them into the Treasury, to the use of the Crown.

V. No Emigration Officer shall give the Certificate required by the Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, in respect of any Chinese Passenger Ship, unless he be satisfied as aforesaid with the Hospital Accommodation therein provided, and with the sanitary state of the Crew and Passengers.

VI. This Ordinance shall not come into operation until Her Majesty's confirmation thereof shall have been proclaimed in this Colony by His Excellency The Governor.

Certificate not to be

granted unless sanitary Regulations are com- plied with.

Suspen ding Clause.

No. 92.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FREDERICK WILLIAM GREEN, Esquire, having been appointed Member of the Legislative Council, during the suspension of THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, and pending reference to Her Majesty, the needful Oaths were administered to Mr GREEN, at the Sitting of the said Council on the 4th instant; and the Honourable Member took his Seat accordingly.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th October, 1858.

No. 93.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting 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,

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th October, 1858.

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, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED, SPECIE IN RESERVE,

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st October, 1858.

$527,062! $200,000.

P. CAMPBELL, Manager,

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

shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 6th October, 1858.

HENRY O. LEWIS, Deputy Assistant Commissary General,

For the Colonial Treasurer,

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I. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any Voyage of more than Seven Existing Regulations Days' duration, without strictly conforming in every respect with the Regulations contained in Schedule (A) to continue in force. annexed to the Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, and heretofore in force under the Second Section of the

ald Act.

II. In every Chinese Passenger Ship there shall be a sufficient Space properly divided off to the Hospital accommo- fatisfaction of the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, to be used exclusively as a Hospital or dation to be provided. Hospitals for the Passengers; this Space shall be under the Poop, or in the Round-house, or in any Deck- house which shall be properly built and secured to the satisfaction of such Emigration Officer, or on the upper Passenger Deck, and not elsewhere, and shall in no case be less than Eighteen clear superficial Feet for every Fifty Passengers which the Ship shall carry. Such Hospitals shall be fitted with Bed Places, and supplied with proper Beds, Bedding, and Utensils, to the satisfaction of the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, and throughout the Voyage kept so fitted and supplied.

III. In the Measurement of the Passenger Decks, Poop, Round-house, or Deck-house, for the purpose of determining the Number of Passengers to be carried in any Chinese Passenger Ship, the Space for the to be included in Mea- Hospital shall be included.

sailing by some Medi-

cal Practitioner.

Space for Hospital

surement of capacity for Passengers. IV. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any Voyage as aforesaid, until Passengers and Crew some Medical Practitioner, to be appointed by the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance if other to be examined before than Hongkong, and if Hongkong be the Port of Clearance, then until the Colonial Surgeon shall have certified to the said Emigration Officer, and the said Emigration Officer shall be satisfied that none of the Passengers or Crew appear, by reason of any bodily or mental disease, unfit to proceed, or likely to endanger the Health or safety of other Persons about to proceed, in such Vessel: such Medical Inspection of the Passengers shall take place either on board the Vessel, or, at the discretion of the said Emigration Officer, at such convenient place on Shore, before embarkation, as he may appoint; and the Master, Ŏwner, or Charterer of the Ship, shall pay to such Emigration Officer a Sum at the rate of

Mexican Dollars, for every Hundred Persons so examined: Provided also, that in case the Emigration Officer on any particular occasion shall be unable to obtain the attendance of a Medical Practitioner within a reasonable tinie, or without payment of an Inspection Fee at a higher rate than that hereby ordained, then it shall be lawful for the said Emigration Officer to dispense with such Medical Inspection as aforesaid, and to satisfy himself by his own personal examination, (for which he shall receive the Fee hereinbefore ordained to be paid) of the fit sanitary state of the Crew and Passengers: Provided also, that all Fees received under this Section by the Emigration Officer or Colonial Surgeon of Hongkong, shall be within Three Days after the receipt thereof paid over by the Officer receiving them into the Treasury, to the use of the Crown.

V. No Emigration Officer shall give the Certificate required by the Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, in respect of any Chinese Passenger Ship, unless he be satisfied as aforesaid with the Hospital Accommodation therein provided, and with the sanitary state of the Crew and Passengers.

VI. This Ordinance shall not come into operation until Her Majesty's confirmation thereof shall have been proclaimed in this Colony by His Excellency The Governor.

Certificate not to be

granted unless sanitary Regulations are com- plied with.

Suspen ding Clause.

No. 92.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FREDERICK WILLIAM GREEN, Esquire, having been appointed Member of the Legislative Council, during the suspension of THOMAS CHISHOLM ANSTEY, Esquire, and pending reference to Her Majesty, the needful Oaths were administered to Mr GREEN, at the Sitting of the said Council on the 4th instant; and the Honourable Member took his Seat accordingly.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th October, 1858.

No. 93.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting 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,

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th October, 1858.

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, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED, SPECIE IN RESERVE,

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st October, 1858.

$527,062! $200,000.

P. CAMPBELL, Manager,

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

shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 6th October, 1858.

HENRY O. LEWIS, Deputy Assistant Commissary General,

For the Colonial Treasurer,

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No. 94.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[OCTOBER 9, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Soction 3, Ordinance No.11 of 18 44, and Section 1 of Ordinan 7 of 1858, Wednesday, the 10th Day of November next, is fixed for a Special Sessions of Justices of the Peace, to he held on that day, at the Office of the Chief Magistrate of Police, at Eleven o'Clock in the forenoon, for t!. 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 th Sessions, in the Form prescribed by the above quoted Section of the first mentioned Ordinance; and no application will, after that period, be received for submission to the Sessions.

Printed Forms of Applications may be obtained, by intending Applicants, at the Chief Magistrate's Office, on Week Days, between the Hours of 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.

By Order,

FRED. FORTH.

Acting Colonial Secretury.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th October, 1858.

Notification to the Chinese, respecting Taxation of Bills of Costs.

中華人等一體知照特 聽憑斷判多寡爲此曉諭

一千八百五十八

午八

八十

计初

日示

大民師民 民新中

新中日總

葛印開請 聞國定

持寫狀 狀紙人

寫此 使 師

看呈清理

是按單案

察准件 凡·刻理

特 合衙該該 有國

詠詠 例門華狀 狀華家

華家諒

定明以後開

局巳于本年七月十二 箋離事照得本港定例

十定

Notification to the Chinese, stating that Tepos, being now paid by Government, are not to receive

各 八

一千八百五十八

各宜知之毌違特

九十

月・

初初

禀報一

照一千八百五十

Presents or Fees.

私亦不嗣 兹

取不用 示特須

得 之

交所

曉諭闔港商民

儷之人然民人有事

該處地保盡心

商如地 保民心

處地保就係

照得

工庶 地

銀務

按所

月本

爾私出 有

十經等

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則恩辦

第則立敢者 食知理事

各准理

WANTED,

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IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA.

In the Matter of the ASIATIC Marine -

INSURANCE OFFICE.

TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that by an

order made in this Matter bearing date the Seventh day of August last: It is ordered that such of the CREDITORS of the said ASIATIC MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE, as have not already come in and proved their Debts, do come in and prove their several Claims against the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office, on or before the First Saturday, in the Month of March, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine.

DENMAN AND HATCH, Attornies for the Official Assignes.

4th September, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer “MALABAR," will close on TUESDAY, the 12th October, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILs will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d., and PAPES ld.; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s. on each letter, and 2d. on each paper.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong,

29th September, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

BOTTOMRY,-for the REPAIRS of the

Dutch barque “E. W. VAN DAM VAN ISSELT,”—about $5,000.

TENDERS will be received at the Netherlands Con sulate, up to 15th instant.

For further particulars, apply

A. W. P. KUP, H. M. M's Consul.

Hongkong, 2d October, 1858.

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at

of

WE BANG ROM, STA, under the management

Ma C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co.

Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

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No. 94.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[OCTOBER 9, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Soction 3, Ordinance No.11 of 18 44, and Section 1 of Ordinan 7 of 1858, Wednesday, the 10th Day of November next, is fixed for a Special Sessions of Justices of the Peace, to he held on that day, at the Office of the Chief Magistrate of Police, at Eleven o'Clock in the forenoon, for t!. 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 th Sessions, in the Form prescribed by the above quoted Section of the first mentioned Ordinance; and no application will, after that period, be received for submission to the Sessions.

Printed Forms of Applications may be obtained, by intending Applicants, at the Chief Magistrate's Office, on Week Days, between the Hours of 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.

By Order,

FRED. FORTH.

Acting Colonial Secretury.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th October, 1858.

Notification to the Chinese, respecting Taxation of Bills of Costs.

中華人等一體知照特 聽憑斷判多寡爲此曉諭

一千八百五十八

午八

八十

计初

日示

大民師民 民新中

新中日總

葛印開請 聞國定

持寫狀 狀紙人

寫此 使 師

看呈清理

是按單案

察准件 凡·刻理

特 合衙該該 有國

詠詠 例門華狀 狀華家

華家諒

定明以後開

局巳于本年七月十二 箋離事照得本港定例

十定

Notification to the Chinese, stating that Tepos, being now paid by Government, are not to receive

各 八

一千八百五十八

各宜知之毌違特

九十

月・

初初

禀報一

照一千八百五十

Presents or Fees.

私亦不嗣 兹

取不用 示特須

得 之

交所

曉諭闔港商民

儷之人然民人有事

該處地保盡心

商如地 保民心

處地保就係

照得

工庶 地

銀務

按所

月本

爾私出 有

十經等

地商藍

工週辦有 訊民胆保

則恩辦

第則立敢者 食知理事

各准理

WANTED,

T

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IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA.

In the Matter of the ASIATIC Marine -

INSURANCE OFFICE.

TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that by an

order made in this Matter bearing date the Seventh day of August last: It is ordered that such of the CREDITORS of the said ASIATIC MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE, as have not already come in and proved their Debts, do come in and prove their several Claims against the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office, on or before the First Saturday, in the Month of March, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine.

DENMAN AND HATCH, Attornies for the Official Assignes.

4th September, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer “MALABAR," will close on TUESDAY, the 12th October, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILs will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d., and PAPES ld.; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s. on each letter, and 2d. on each paper.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong,

29th September, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

BOTTOMRY,-for the REPAIRS of the

Dutch barque “E. W. VAN DAM VAN ISSELT,”—about $5,000.

TENDERS will be received at the Netherlands Con sulate, up to 15th instant.

For further particulars, apply

A. W. P. KUP, H. M. M's Consul.

Hongkong, 2d October, 1858.

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at

of

WE BANG ROM, STA, under the management

Ma C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co.

Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

{

TOBER 9, 1858.]

Steam for

The

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

& SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

"

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “ MALABAR,

DUNDAS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- Sp eic, and Cargo, will leave this for the Places, on WEDNESDAY, the 13th October,

. 7.M.

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

11th; SPECIE until Noon on the 12th, and CELS until 2 P.M. on the 12th.

Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

Written Declaration of the Contents and Value Packages for the Overland Route is required de Egyptian Government, and must be delivered

Shipper to the Company's Agents with the of Lading or with Parcels; and the Company do held themselves responsible for any Detention or ce which may happen from incorrectness on ca declaration.

Peninsular & Oriental

MAXN. FISCHER.

Superintendent.

Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 28th September, 1858.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

IN EQUITY.

In the matter of the Estate of ROBERT JACKSON, deceased.

CRAWFORD v. GINGELL.

E-apportioned amount payable to the Creditors of the above Estate, where Claims have been ral or admitted in this cause, will be paid at the PREME COURT HOUSE, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, on and after the 10th day of October next, between the of 11 in the forenoon, and 1 in the afternoon. Dated 11th September, 1858.

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

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Hongkong Government Gazette.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

In the matter of the Insolvency of WILLIAM | MANOEL ROBINET, late of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong.

NOT

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that the ESTATE and EFFECTS of the above named Insolvent, have been vested in NORMAN Ramsay Masson, Acting Registrar of the said Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

Court House, Victoria,

31st August, 1858. DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP. 【THE Co-partnership heretofore existing in China under the Style of NOTT & Co., this day dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIE.

A. B. NEILSON, Jr. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

TH

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE. THE undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM- MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name o, OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT, Wм. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON, JR., Walter L. PURDIE, D. OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit-

ted Partners in our Firmi.

China, 22d July, 1858.

OLYPHANT & Co.

NOTICE.

R H. DUDDELL will act for me, during my

absence from this Colony.

MR

G. DUDDELL. Victoria, Hongkong. 11th August, 1858.

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NOTICE.

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THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS.

DUNN in our Firm, ccused on the 30th of

HEDGE & Co.

June last.

Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

M

NOTICE.

'R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au- thorised to sign our Firm per procuration from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

II. F. EDWARDS.

Colony.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

NOTICE.

'R CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised

to sign our Firm.

Mto

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

GILMAN & Co...

of Canton.

FOR SALE,

At the China Mail" Office, LANK CIRCULARS, with List of Mercan--

BLANK English and Chinese.

Blank Forms of POWERS OF ATTORNEY, WILLS, CHARTERPARTIES, BILLS OF EX- CHANGE, BILLS OF LADING, SHIPPING- ORDERS, COMPRADOR'S CHECKS BOOK, SHIPPING ARTICLES, and the newest form of SHIP'S BILL OF SALE.

Also, SAILING DIRECTIONS (printed in Pamphlet form) for the RIVERS YANG-TSZE-KEANG. and:

MIN.

Hongkong, 4th March, 1858.

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

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THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 16тн OCTOBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV, No. 178.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby riven, 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.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 22 of 1858.

FRIDAY, 8th OCTOBER, 1858:

PRESENT :

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR AND ALL THE MEMBERS, EXCEPT THE HONOURABLE THE LIEUTENANT- Governor, ABSENT ON ACCOUNT OF ILLNESS..

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Council were read and approved..

Read a first time Draft Ordinance for defraying the Supplementary Charges of the Civil Establishments for the

Year ending 31st December, 1858.

Ordered, that the said Ordinance, with the Three Schedules thereunto annexed, be printed and circulated amongst

Members.

The Governor recommended, that a Committee, consisting of the Acting Colonial Secretary and two Non-official Members of this Council, should be appointed to report the conditions upon which the Colonial Government might properly take charge of the Post-office at Hongkong.

Whereupon, it was moved by the Chief Magistrate, and seconded by the Surveyor General, that Mr Jardine and Mr Lyall, with the Acting Colonial Secretary, be appointed a Committee to report the Conditions upon which the Colonial Government might properly take charge of the Post-office at Hongkong.

Lyall objecting to his nomination, on the ground that he had already served in the recent Caldwell Inquiry Commission, which had absorbed much of his time ;-

It was moved by the Chief Magistrate, seconded by the Surveyor General, and unanimously agreed to,-That Mr Lyall be excused; and that such Committee do consist of the Acting Colonial Secretary, Mr Jardine, and Mr Dent.

The Governor gave notice of his intention to move a Resolution, that a Sum not exceeding £19,000 be appropriated

towards the Construction of the Bowring Praya, and the Works thereunto belonging. The Council then adjourned till Friday, the 15th instant, at 12 o'clock precisely..

Read and approved, this 15th Day of October, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING,

Governor.

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No. 95.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[OCTOBER 16, 185.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Notice relative to the establishment of a Lighthouse, designated "FLINDER'S LIGHT," Capo Borda, the North-western extremity of Kangaroo Island, is published for the information of Ship-masters.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th October, 1858..

SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

CAPE BORDA LIGHTHOUSE.

KANGAROO ISLAND.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

FRED. FORTII, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The Master and Wardens of the Trinity House of South Australia hereby give Notice, that the LIGHT on Cape Borda was first exhi bited on the evening of the 13th July, 1858, and will continue to be exhibited every Night from Sunset to Sunrise.

Cape Borda lies in lat. 35° 45′ 20′′ South, long. 136° 38′ 0′′ East, and is a bold cliffy headland 480 feet above the sea level. The Lighthouse is a square stone tower, and stands thirty (30) feet from the ground, on the summit of a small mound, about five hund. ! (500) yards from the edge of the cliffs. The total height of the Lantern is therefore five hundred and ten (510) feet above the level of the

The Light, which is on the entoptric principle, exhibits a Bright and Red Flash alternately every half-minute (1-minute), and may ho sos on au are extending from N. 60° E. to S. 35° W. (round by west). The Bright Flash may be seen at a distance of Thirty (30) Miles, i clear weather; but the Red Light will not be visible more than about IIalf that distance, therefore, when the Red Light is not distinguishable, the Bright Light only will appear at intervals of One Minute.

Vessels approaching Cape Borda from the Southwest should keep the Light well open of the high land to the southward of the Cape, t- avoid the Reef off Cape Bedout, the western extremity of the Island. Vessels bound up Investigator's Straits, after having rounded Ce Forbin is passed, wha Borda, should keep the Light quite clear of the high land to the eastward of it, on a S.W. by W. bearing until it may be shut in with the high land.

Vessels bound down Investigator's Straits, should not bring the Light to bear to the westward of S.W. by W. The above Bearings are magnetic, the Variation being 5° East.

Trinity House, Port Adelaide, South Australia, 15th July, 1858.

B. DOUGLAS, Master of the Trinity House, South Australia,

Notice is hereby given, that His Excellency the Governor-in-Chief has been pleased to name the Lighthouse erected at Cape Borda, the "FLINDER'S LIGHT," in honour of the first discoverer of Spencer's Gulf and the adjacent parts of the Colony.

No. 96.

By Command,

WM. YOUNGHUSBAND,

Chief Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice, is published for the information of Ship-masters.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th October, 1858.

FRED. FORTH. Acting Colonial Secretary.

-THE OFFICE OF THE STEAM NAVIGATION AND PILOT Board, SYDNEY, 4th August, 1858.

LIGHTSHIP "ROSE,"

MORETON BAY, NEW SOUTH WALES.

Notice is hereby given, that on the 1st January, 1859, the Lightship Rose, moored in the Ship Channel at Moreton Bay, and bearing W. N. from Cape Moreton Lighthouse, will be removed, and a Beacon or Buoy, (to be described hereafter,) will be established there instead of the Lightship.

W. J. WILSHIRE,

Secretary.

No. 97.

H. H. BROWNE,

Chairman.

JOHN CROOK,

Harbour Master.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Notice to Mariners, is published for the information of Ship-masters and others concerned.

By Order,

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th October, 1858.

PORT ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

The deepening operations, lately carried on by the Harbour Trust at the Outer Bar of this Port, having been completed for this Season: Notice is hereby given, that depths of Fourteen (14) feet at Low Water, and Twenty-two (22) at High Water, Spring Tides, have been attained.

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No. 95.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[OCTOBER 16, 185.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Notice relative to the establishment of a Lighthouse, designated "FLINDER'S LIGHT," Capo Borda, the North-western extremity of Kangaroo Island, is published for the information of Ship-masters.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th October, 1858..

SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

CAPE BORDA LIGHTHOUSE.

KANGAROO ISLAND.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

FRED. FORTII, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The Master and Wardens of the Trinity House of South Australia hereby give Notice, that the LIGHT on Cape Borda was first exhi bited on the evening of the 13th July, 1858, and will continue to be exhibited every Night from Sunset to Sunrise.

Cape Borda lies in lat. 35° 45′ 20′′ South, long. 136° 38′ 0′′ East, and is a bold cliffy headland 480 feet above the sea level. The Lighthouse is a square stone tower, and stands thirty (30) feet from the ground, on the summit of a small mound, about five hund. ! (500) yards from the edge of the cliffs. The total height of the Lantern is therefore five hundred and ten (510) feet above the level of the

The Light, which is on the entoptric principle, exhibits a Bright and Red Flash alternately every half-minute (1-minute), and may ho sos on au are extending from N. 60° E. to S. 35° W. (round by west). The Bright Flash may be seen at a distance of Thirty (30) Miles, i clear weather; but the Red Light will not be visible more than about IIalf that distance, therefore, when the Red Light is not distinguishable, the Bright Light only will appear at intervals of One Minute.

Vessels approaching Cape Borda from the Southwest should keep the Light well open of the high land to the southward of the Cape, t- avoid the Reef off Cape Bedout, the western extremity of the Island. Vessels bound up Investigator's Straits, after having rounded Ce Forbin is passed, wha Borda, should keep the Light quite clear of the high land to the eastward of it, on a S.W. by W. bearing until it may be shut in with the high land.

Vessels bound down Investigator's Straits, should not bring the Light to bear to the westward of S.W. by W. The above Bearings are magnetic, the Variation being 5° East.

Trinity House, Port Adelaide, South Australia, 15th July, 1858.

B. DOUGLAS, Master of the Trinity House, South Australia,

Notice is hereby given, that His Excellency the Governor-in-Chief has been pleased to name the Lighthouse erected at Cape Borda, the "FLINDER'S LIGHT," in honour of the first discoverer of Spencer's Gulf and the adjacent parts of the Colony.

No. 96.

By Command,

WM. YOUNGHUSBAND,

Chief Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice, is published for the information of Ship-masters.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th October, 1858.

FRED. FORTH. Acting Colonial Secretary.

-THE OFFICE OF THE STEAM NAVIGATION AND PILOT Board, SYDNEY, 4th August, 1858.

LIGHTSHIP "ROSE,"

MORETON BAY, NEW SOUTH WALES.

Notice is hereby given, that on the 1st January, 1859, the Lightship Rose, moored in the Ship Channel at Moreton Bay, and bearing W. N. from Cape Moreton Lighthouse, will be removed, and a Beacon or Buoy, (to be described hereafter,) will be established there instead of the Lightship.

W. J. WILSHIRE,

Secretary.

No. 97.

H. H. BROWNE,

Chairman.

JOHN CROOK,

Harbour Master.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Notice to Mariners, is published for the information of Ship-masters and others concerned.

By Order,

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th October, 1858.

PORT ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

The deepening operations, lately carried on by the Harbour Trust at the Outer Bar of this Port, having been completed for this Season: Notice is hereby given, that depths of Fourteen (14) feet at Low Water, and Twenty-two (22) at High Water, Spring Tides, have been attained.

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OCTOBER 16, 1858.]

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81

The depth of Water on the Inner Bar still remains the same-being nine feet six inches (9 ft. 6 in.) at Low Water, Spring Tides. The Tidal Signals at the Semaphore are made in reference to the depth on the Inner Bar, to which Four (4) feet may be added to shew the Water on the Outer Bar.

Heavy Moorings having been laid down at the upper part of the Harbour, where ships drawing Seventeen (17) feat may lay afloat at all s of tides; the bottom is even, should ships of greater draught require to moor there.

By order of the Master and Wardens of the Trinity House,

Trinity House, Port Adelaide, 10th August, 1858.

No. 94.

G. W. TINKLER, Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Section 3, Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, and Section 1 of Ordinance of 1858, Wednesday, the 10th Day of November next, is fixed for a Special Sessions of Justices of the Peace, to held on that day, at the Office of the Chief Magistrate 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 above quoted Section of the first mentioned Ordinance; and no application. will, after that period, be received for submission to the Sessions.

Printed Forms of Applications may be obtained, by intending Applicants, at the Chief Magistrate's Office, on Week Days, between the Hours of 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th October, 1858.

No. 42.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., hereby notifies that, in consequence of the retirement of Mr ALEXANDER BIRD from the Public Service, The Right Honourable THE EARL OF MALMESBURY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has been pleased to appoint FREDERICK HOWE HALE, Esquire, to be Her Majesty's Vice-Consul at Whampoa.

Mr HALE assumed charge of his Office on the 11th instant.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 16th October, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

THE SINGAPORE, will close on THURS

D1, the 28th October, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up the following morning. LETTERS received from $ to 11 o'clock A-M., for a late fee of 6d., and PAPERS 14; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fe of 1. on each letter, and 2d. on each paper.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid, s

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master,

:

Post Office, Hongkong, 16th October, 1858.

Steam for

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

& SOUTHAMPTON;

T

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “SINGAPORE,” En GRAINGER, with Iler Majesty's Mails, Pas- r. Specie, and Curgo, will leave this for the ve Places, on FRIDAY, the 29th October, at

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. de 27th; SPECIE until Noon on the 28th, and FARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 28th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE,

TH

NOTICE.

THE next Criminal SessiONS of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on MONDAY, the Eighteenth day of October, 'A.D. 1858, at 12 o'clock at Noon.

NOT

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON' Acting Registrar.

In re WILLIAM STOREY, deceased. OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-to the NEXT OF KIN, and all other Persons, to produce any WILL or CODICIL of the above Party that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on SATURDAY, the Twenty-third day of October, 1858; or, if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Regis

trar of the said Court.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY, MASSON, Acting Registrar.

In re WILLIAM GEORGE SMITH, deceased.

JOHN SPILLANE,

99

99

́OTICE.—All Claims against the above Estates must be proved before the OFFICIAL AD- MINISTRATOR, before the Twenty-fifth day of March, A.D. 1859, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigationquested to make inmediate Payment to Company's Office, Hongkong.

All Persons indebted to the above Estates, are re-

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered the shipper to the Company's Agents with the Alfading or with Parcels; and the Company do hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness on

ch declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 13th October, 1858.

99

NOT

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar—Official Administrator.

99

In re ALEXANDER RUDIGER, deceased.

JOHN JOZE, OTICE.-All Claims against the above Estates inust be proved before the OFFICIAL AD- MINISTRATOR, before the Fourteenth day of April, A.D. 1859, qtherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estates, are re- quested to make immediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

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G. W. CAINE.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. INSOLVENCY JURISDICTION.

In the matter of the Insolvency of WILLIAM MANOEL ROBINET, a Prisoner for Debt in the Gaol of Victoria.

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that the ESTATE and EFFECTS of the said Pri- soner have been vested in the Provisional Assignee by order of the 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, Victoria, on FRIDAY, the 22d day of October, One thousand eight bundred and fifty-eight, at Two o'Clock in the afternoon; 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, four clear days, exclusive of Sunday, prior to the day of hearing.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar. Dated this 16th day of October, 1858.

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NOTICE. HE undersigned requests that any Claims against the late Firm of NEAVE, MURRAY & Co., may be rendered to him before the 31st current.

H. MURRAY.

Hollywood Road,

15th October, 1858.

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA. In the Matter of the ASIATIC Marine INSURANCE OFFICE,

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that by an order made in this Matter bearing date the Seventh day of August last! It is ordered that such of the CREDITORS of the said ASIATIC MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE, as have not already their several Claims against the said Asiatic Marine come in and proved their Debts, do come in and prove

Insurance Office, on or before the First Saturday, in the Month of March, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine.

DENMAN & HATCH, Attornies for the Official Assignee.

4th September, 1858.

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OCTOBER 16, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

81

The depth of Water on the Inner Bar still remains the same-being nine feet six inches (9 ft. 6 in.) at Low Water, Spring Tides. The Tidal Signals at the Semaphore are made in reference to the depth on the Inner Bar, to which Four (4) feet may be added to shew the Water on the Outer Bar.

Heavy Moorings having been laid down at the upper part of the Harbour, where ships drawing Seventeen (17) feat may lay afloat at all s of tides; the bottom is even, should ships of greater draught require to moor there.

By order of the Master and Wardens of the Trinity House,

Trinity House, Port Adelaide, 10th August, 1858.

No. 94.

G. W. TINKLER, Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Section 3, Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, and Section 1 of Ordinance of 1858, Wednesday, the 10th Day of November next, is fixed for a Special Sessions of Justices of the Peace, to held on that day, at the Office of the Chief Magistrate 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 above quoted Section of the first mentioned Ordinance; and no application. will, after that period, be received for submission to the Sessions.

Printed Forms of Applications may be obtained, by intending Applicants, at the Chief Magistrate's Office, on Week Days, between the Hours of 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th October, 1858.

No. 42.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., hereby notifies that, in consequence of the retirement of Mr ALEXANDER BIRD from the Public Service, The Right Honourable THE EARL OF MALMESBURY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has been pleased to appoint FREDERICK HOWE HALE, Esquire, to be Her Majesty's Vice-Consul at Whampoa.

Mr HALE assumed charge of his Office on the 11th instant.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 16th October, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

THE SINGAPORE, will close on THURS

D1, the 28th October, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up the following morning. LETTERS received from $ to 11 o'clock A-M., for a late fee of 6d., and PAPERS 14; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fe of 1. on each letter, and 2d. on each paper.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid, s

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master,

:

Post Office, Hongkong, 16th October, 1858.

Steam for

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

& SOUTHAMPTON;

T

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “SINGAPORE,” En GRAINGER, with Iler Majesty's Mails, Pas- r. Specie, and Curgo, will leave this for the ve Places, on FRIDAY, the 29th October, at

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. de 27th; SPECIE until Noon on the 28th, and FARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 28th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE,

TH

NOTICE.

THE next Criminal SessiONS of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on MONDAY, the Eighteenth day of October, 'A.D. 1858, at 12 o'clock at Noon.

NOT

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON' Acting Registrar.

In re WILLIAM STOREY, deceased. OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-to the NEXT OF KIN, and all other Persons, to produce any WILL or CODICIL of the above Party that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on SATURDAY, the Twenty-third day of October, 1858; or, if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Regis

trar of the said Court.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY, MASSON, Acting Registrar.

In re WILLIAM GEORGE SMITH, deceased.

JOHN SPILLANE,

99

99

́OTICE.—All Claims against the above Estates must be proved before the OFFICIAL AD- MINISTRATOR, before the Twenty-fifth day of March, A.D. 1859, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigationquested to make inmediate Payment to Company's Office, Hongkong.

All Persons indebted to the above Estates, are re-

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered the shipper to the Company's Agents with the Alfading or with Parcels; and the Company do hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness on

ch declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 13th October, 1858.

99

NOT

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar—Official Administrator.

99

In re ALEXANDER RUDIGER, deceased.

JOHN JOZE, OTICE.-All Claims against the above Estates inust be proved before the OFFICIAL AD- MINISTRATOR, before the Fourteenth day of April, A.D. 1859, qtherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estates, are re- quested to make immediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

|

G. W. CAINE.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. INSOLVENCY JURISDICTION.

In the matter of the Insolvency of WILLIAM MANOEL ROBINET, a Prisoner for Debt in the Gaol of Victoria.

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that the ESTATE and EFFECTS of the said Pri- soner have been vested in the Provisional Assignee by order of the 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, Victoria, on FRIDAY, the 22d day of October, One thousand eight bundred and fifty-eight, at Two o'Clock in the afternoon; 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, four clear days, exclusive of Sunday, prior to the day of hearing.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar. Dated this 16th day of October, 1858.

TH

NOTICE. HE undersigned requests that any Claims against the late Firm of NEAVE, MURRAY & Co., may be rendered to him before the 31st current.

H. MURRAY.

Hollywood Road,

15th October, 1858.

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA. In the Matter of the ASIATIC Marine INSURANCE OFFICE,

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that by an order made in this Matter bearing date the Seventh day of August last! It is ordered that such of the CREDITORS of the said ASIATIC MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE, as have not already their several Claims against the said Asiatic Marine come in and proved their Debts, do come in and prove

Insurance Office, on or before the First Saturday, in the Month of March, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine.

DENMAN & HATCH, Attornies for the Official Assignee.

4th September, 1858.

33

OCTOBER 16, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

81

The depth of Water on the Inner Bar still remains the same-being nine feet six inches (9 ft. 6 in.) at Low Water, Spring Tides. The Tidal Signals at the Semaphore are made in reference to the depth on the Inner Bar, to which Four (4) feet may be added to shew the Water on the Outer Bar.

Heavy Moorings having been laid down at the upper part of the Harbour, where ships drawing Seventeen (17) feat may lay afloat at all s of tides; the bottom is even, should ships of greater draught require to moor there.

By order of the Master and Wardens of the Trinity House,

Trinity House, Port Adelaide, 10th August, 1858.

No. 94.

G. W. TINKLER, Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Section 3, Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, and Section 1 of Ordinance of 1858, Wednesday, the 10th Day of November next, is fixed for a Special Sessions of Justices of the Peace, to held on that day, at the Office of the Chief Magistrate 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 above quoted Section of the first mentioned Ordinance; and no application. will, after that period, be received for submission to the Sessions.

Printed Forms of Applications may be obtained, by intending Applicants, at the Chief Magistrate's Office, on Week Days, between the Hours of 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th October, 1858.

No. 42.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., hereby notifies that, in consequence of the retirement of Mr ALEXANDER BIRD from the Public Service, The Right Honourable THE EARL OF MALMESBURY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has been pleased to appoint FREDERICK HOWE HALE, Esquire, to be Her Majesty's Vice-Consul at Whampoa.

Mr HALE assumed charge of his Office on the 11th instant.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 16th October, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

THE SINGAPORE, will close on THURS

D1, the 28th October, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up the following morning. LETTERS received from $ to 11 o'clock A-M., for a late fee of 6d., and PAPERS 14; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fe of 1. on each letter, and 2d. on each paper.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid, s

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master,

:

Post Office, Hongkong, 16th October, 1858.

Steam for

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

& SOUTHAMPTON;

T

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “SINGAPORE,” En GRAINGER, with Iler Majesty's Mails, Pas- r. Specie, and Curgo, will leave this for the ve Places, on FRIDAY, the 29th October, at

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. de 27th; SPECIE until Noon on the 28th, and FARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 28th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE,

TH

NOTICE.

THE next Criminal SessiONS of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on MONDAY, the Eighteenth day of October, 'A.D. 1858, at 12 o'clock at Noon.

NOT

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON' Acting Registrar.

In re WILLIAM STOREY, deceased. OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-to the NEXT OF KIN, and all other Persons, to produce any WILL or CODICIL of the above Party that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on SATURDAY, the Twenty-third day of October, 1858; or, if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Regis

trar of the said Court.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY, MASSON, Acting Registrar.

In re WILLIAM GEORGE SMITH, deceased.

JOHN SPILLANE,

99

99

́OTICE.—All Claims against the above Estates must be proved before the OFFICIAL AD- MINISTRATOR, before the Twenty-fifth day of March, A.D. 1859, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigationquested to make inmediate Payment to Company's Office, Hongkong.

All Persons indebted to the above Estates, are re-

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered the shipper to the Company's Agents with the Alfading or with Parcels; and the Company do hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness on

ch declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 13th October, 1858.

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NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar—Official Administrator.

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In re ALEXANDER RUDIGER, deceased.

JOHN JOZE, OTICE.-All Claims against the above Estates inust be proved before the OFFICIAL AD- MINISTRATOR, before the Fourteenth day of April, A.D. 1859, qtherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estates, are re- quested to make immediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

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G. W. CAINE.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. INSOLVENCY JURISDICTION.

In the matter of the Insolvency of WILLIAM MANOEL ROBINET, a Prisoner for Debt in the Gaol of Victoria.

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that the ESTATE and EFFECTS of the said Pri- soner have been vested in the Provisional Assignee by order of the 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, Victoria, on FRIDAY, the 22d day of October, One thousand eight bundred and fifty-eight, at Two o'Clock in the afternoon; 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, four clear days, exclusive of Sunday, prior to the day of hearing.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar. Dated this 16th day of October, 1858.

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NOTICE. HE undersigned requests that any Claims against the late Firm of NEAVE, MURRAY & Co., may be rendered to him before the 31st current.

H. MURRAY.

Hollywood Road,

15th October, 1858.

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA. In the Matter of the ASIATIC Marine INSURANCE OFFICE,

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that by an order made in this Matter bearing date the Seventh day of August last! It is ordered that such of the CREDITORS of the said ASIATIC MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE, as have not already their several Claims against the said Asiatic Marine come in and proved their Debts, do come in and prove

Insurance Office, on or before the First Saturday, in the Month of March, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine.

DENMAN & HATCH, Attornies for the Official Assignee.

4th September, 1858.

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DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.

Hongkong Government Gazettę.

NOTICE.

[ME Co-partnership heretofore DUDDELL will act for me, during my M2

under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day Either Partner will

dissolved by mutual consent. eign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIE.

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 224 July, 1858

THE

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE. undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM- MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK. ·

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Mesura A. B. NEILSON, JR., Walter L. Pomme, D. Olyphant VAIL, and RICHARD R, TYERS, are this day admit- ted Partners in our Firm,

China, 22d July, 1858.

OLYPHANT & Co.

absence from this Colony.

G. DUDDELL. Victoria, Hongkong, 11th August, 1858.

NOTICE.

HE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS.

DUNN in our Firm, ccused on the 30th of

HEDGE & Co.

June last.

Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

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NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at

BANGKOK, SIAM, under the management of MR C. II. II. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign for us by procuration.

[OCTOBER 16, 1858.

NOTICE.

R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is a thorised to sign our Firm per procurati from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

FR DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as n

Attorney during my absence from the

H. F. EDWARDS.

Colony.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

COPPER-PLATE PRINTING.

har

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

VISITING CARDS (kramelled or Plain) pted from them at the Office of thơ “ China Mat,“

Hongl ong, September, 1858

NOTICE.

[R CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised

to sign our Firm.

MTM

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

Printed at the Oilco of the China Mail, Hongkong-

Pluck, $12 per dunum, bangle Coplex, Thirtysir

Cents,

Trums or ADVERTISEMENTS, —Five Lines and under,O». Dollar; cach Adustioanl Láno, Twenty Cente–Qxc- hals of those churgos for each Ropotition.

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GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23D OCTOBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 179.

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.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 23 of 1858.

FRIDAY, 15th OCTOBER, 1858.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR AND ALL THE MEMBERS, EXCEPT THE HONOURABLE THE LIEUTENANT- GOVERNOR, WHO WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND IN CONSEQUENCE OF SEVERE INDISPOSITION.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 8th instant, were read and approved.

The Ordinance for the Regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships was read a second time,-

And the Council went into Committee upon the said Ordinance.

Section I. was discussed, amended and agreed to.

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Mr Lyall then gave notice of a Resolution, on the subject of extending the duration of Voyages of Chinese

Passenger Ships.

ction II. discussed, and agreed to.

Section III. agreed to.

Section IV. discussed, amended, and agreed to.

Mr Lyall here gave notice, that he would bring forward a Resolution to the effect, that a distinction should be made between free-going Emigrants who pay for their passages, and hired Emigrants who are bound by contracts for labor.

Stetions V. and VI. agreed to.

I was ordered, that a fair Copy of this Ordinance, as amended, be circulated amongst Members.

Resolved, that the further consideration of the said Ordinance be postponed till Thursday, the 21st instant, at

12 o'clock, precisely.

The Council adjourned accordingly.

Read and approved, this 21st Day of October, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING, Governor.

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HONGKONG.

[OCTOBER 23, 1858.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 13 of 1858.

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 continuance of the heretofore existing Regulations respecting Chinese Passenger Ships; and in the case of British Ships, respecting the Treatment of the Passengers therein while at Sea, and for making Regulations in addition thereto.

[21st October, 1858.]

Whereas it is desirable to make further Provision, in addition to that made by the Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, for the Regulation of Chinese Passengers' Ships, and in the case of British Ships, for the Treat- ment of the Passengers therein while at Sea, with a view to the better securing the Health of Passengers in such Ships: Be it enacted and ordained, by His Excellency the Governor of IIongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows :—

Existing Regulations I. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any Voyage of more than Seven to continuo in force. Days' duration, without strictly conforming in every respect with the Regulations contained in Schedule (4) annexed to the Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, and heretofore in force under the Second Section of the Said Act: Provided always, that for Voyages to Places Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope or on the West Coast of America, a Chinese Medical Practitioner, properly qualified to the satisfaction of the Emi gration Officer, shall be considered a Surgeon in terms of the said Schedule in all cases where a properly qualified European or American Surgeon is not found ready to take Medical charge of the Ship on the payment of such remuneration as to the Emigration Officer shall appear reasonable.

Hospital accommo-

II. In every Chinese Passenger Ship, there shall be a sufficient Space properly divided off to the dation to be provided. satisfaction of the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, to be used exclusively as a Hospital or Hospitals for the Passengers; this Space shall be under the Poop, or in the Round-house, or in any Deck- house which shall be properly built and secured to the satisfaction of such Emigration Officer, or on the upper Passenger Deck, and not elsewhere, and shall in no case be less than Eighteen clear superficial Feet for every Fifty Passengers which the Ship shall carry. Such Hospitals shall be fitted with Bed Places, and supplied with proper Beds, Bedding, and Utensils, to the satisfaction of the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, and throughout the Voyage kept so fitted and supplied.

Space for Hospital

III. In the Measurement of the Passenger Decks, Poop, Round-house, or Deck-house, for the purpose to be included in Mea of determining the Number of Passengers to be carried in any Chinese Passenger Ship, the Space for the surement of capacity Hospital shall be included. for Passengers.

Passengers and Crew IV. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any Voyage as aforesaid, until to be examined before some Medical Practitioner shall have certified to the Emigration Officer, and the said Emigration Officer sailing by some Medi- shall be satisfied, that none of the Passengers or Crew appear, by reason of any bodily or mental Disease,

cal Practitioner.

Certificate not to be granted unless sanitary Regulations are com- plied with.

Suspending Clause.

unfit to proceed, or likely to endanger the Health or Safety of other Persons about to proceed, in such Vessel: and a Medical Inspection of the Passengers for the purposes of giving such Certificate, shall take place either on board the Vessel, or, at the discretion of the said Emigration Officer, at such convenient place on Shore, before embarkation, as he may appoint; and the Master, Owner, or Charterer of the Ship, shall pay to such Medical Practitioner a Sum at the rate of Twenty-five Mexican Dollars, for every Hundred Persons so examined: Provided, that in case the Emigration Officer on any particular occasion shall be unable to obtain such Certificate as aforesaid, or the attendance of a Medical Practitioner within a reasonable time, or without payment of an Inspection Fee at a higher rate than that hereby ordained, then it shall be lawful for the said Emigration Officer to dispense with such Medical Inspection as aforesaid, and to satisfy himself by his own personal examination, (for which he shall receive the Fee hereinbefore ordained to be paid,) of the fit sanitary state of the Crew and Passengers: Provided also, that all Fees received under this Section by the Emigration Officer or Colonial Surgeon of Hongkong, shall be within Three Days after the receipt thereof paid over by the Officer receiving them into the Treasury, to the use of the Crown.

V. No Emigration Officer shall give the Certificate required by the Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, in respect of any Chinese Passenger Ship, unless he be satisfied as aforesaid with the Hospital Accommodation therein provided, and with the sanitary state of the Crew and Passengers.

VI. This Ordinance shall not come into operation until Her Majesty's confirmation thereof shall have been proclaimed in this Colony by His Excellency The Governor.

JOHN BOWRING.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 21st Day of October, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Ordinance was read a first time in the Legislative Council on the 21st instant, and is now published for general information, with a request that Observations thereon may be sent in to the Clerk of Councils

on or before the 27th instant.

By Order,

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

Council Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d October, 1858.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1858.

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.

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HONGKONG.

[OCTOBER 23, 1858.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 13 of 1858.

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 continuance of the heretofore existing Regulations respecting Chinese Passenger Ships; and in the case of British Ships, respecting the Treatment of the Passengers therein while at Sea, and for making Regulations in addition thereto.

[21st October, 1858.]

Whereas it is desirable to make further Provision, in addition to that made by the Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, for the Regulation of Chinese Passengers' Ships, and in the case of British Ships, for the Treat- ment of the Passengers therein while at Sea, with a view to the better securing the Health of Passengers in such Ships: Be it enacted and ordained, by His Excellency the Governor of IIongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows :—

Existing Regulations I. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any Voyage of more than Seven to continuo in force. Days' duration, without strictly conforming in every respect with the Regulations contained in Schedule (4) annexed to the Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, and heretofore in force under the Second Section of the Said Act: Provided always, that for Voyages to Places Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope or on the West Coast of America, a Chinese Medical Practitioner, properly qualified to the satisfaction of the Emi gration Officer, shall be considered a Surgeon in terms of the said Schedule in all cases where a properly qualified European or American Surgeon is not found ready to take Medical charge of the Ship on the payment of such remuneration as to the Emigration Officer shall appear reasonable.

Hospital accommo-

II. In every Chinese Passenger Ship, there shall be a sufficient Space properly divided off to the dation to be provided. satisfaction of the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, to be used exclusively as a Hospital or Hospitals for the Passengers; this Space shall be under the Poop, or in the Round-house, or in any Deck- house which shall be properly built and secured to the satisfaction of such Emigration Officer, or on the upper Passenger Deck, and not elsewhere, and shall in no case be less than Eighteen clear superficial Feet for every Fifty Passengers which the Ship shall carry. Such Hospitals shall be fitted with Bed Places, and supplied with proper Beds, Bedding, and Utensils, to the satisfaction of the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, and throughout the Voyage kept so fitted and supplied.

Space for Hospital

III. In the Measurement of the Passenger Decks, Poop, Round-house, or Deck-house, for the purpose to be included in Mea of determining the Number of Passengers to be carried in any Chinese Passenger Ship, the Space for the surement of capacity Hospital shall be included. for Passengers.

Passengers and Crew IV. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any Voyage as aforesaid, until to be examined before some Medical Practitioner shall have certified to the Emigration Officer, and the said Emigration Officer sailing by some Medi- shall be satisfied, that none of the Passengers or Crew appear, by reason of any bodily or mental Disease,

cal Practitioner.

Certificate not to be granted unless sanitary Regulations are com- plied with.

Suspending Clause.

unfit to proceed, or likely to endanger the Health or Safety of other Persons about to proceed, in such Vessel: and a Medical Inspection of the Passengers for the purposes of giving such Certificate, shall take place either on board the Vessel, or, at the discretion of the said Emigration Officer, at such convenient place on Shore, before embarkation, as he may appoint; and the Master, Owner, or Charterer of the Ship, shall pay to such Medical Practitioner a Sum at the rate of Twenty-five Mexican Dollars, for every Hundred Persons so examined: Provided, that in case the Emigration Officer on any particular occasion shall be unable to obtain such Certificate as aforesaid, or the attendance of a Medical Practitioner within a reasonable time, or without payment of an Inspection Fee at a higher rate than that hereby ordained, then it shall be lawful for the said Emigration Officer to dispense with such Medical Inspection as aforesaid, and to satisfy himself by his own personal examination, (for which he shall receive the Fee hereinbefore ordained to be paid,) of the fit sanitary state of the Crew and Passengers: Provided also, that all Fees received under this Section by the Emigration Officer or Colonial Surgeon of Hongkong, shall be within Three Days after the receipt thereof paid over by the Officer receiving them into the Treasury, to the use of the Crown.

V. No Emigration Officer shall give the Certificate required by the Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, in respect of any Chinese Passenger Ship, unless he be satisfied as aforesaid with the Hospital Accommodation therein provided, and with the sanitary state of the Crew and Passengers.

VI. This Ordinance shall not come into operation until Her Majesty's confirmation thereof shall have been proclaimed in this Colony by His Excellency The Governor.

JOHN BOWRING.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 21st Day of October, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Ordinance was read a first time in the Legislative Council on the 21st instant, and is now published for general information, with a request that Observations thereon may be sent in to the Clerk of Councils

on or before the 27th instant.

By Order,

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

Council Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d October, 1858.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1858.

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.

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An Ordinance to provide for the erection of a Public Way along the Water Frontage

of the City of Victoria.

[

October, 1858.] Whereas it is desirable that a Public Way should be erected continuously along the Water Frontage the City of Victoria: Be it enacted, and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with

Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. It shall be lawful for the Governor to give authority to the Surveyor General to construct, or ure to be constructed, one uniform and continuous Quay or Praya, and all Works connected therewith, the Water Frontage of the City of Victoria, extending from Navy Bay at the extreme West thereof, Wong-nei-choong at the extreme East thereof.

II. The said Quay or Praya shall be called the Bowring Praya.

III. The said Quay or Praya and Works connected therewith shall be erected from Designs and Plans ared by the Surveyor General; and the Ground Plan thereof shall be exhibited for Public inspection the Office of the Surveyor General during Office-hours for a period of Two Weeks, before any Works

he commenced by him under the authority of this Ordinance.

IV. In the event of any difficulty occurring in the prolongation of the "Boundary Lines" of Marine through Land reclaimed or to be reclaimed from the Sea, it shall be lawful for the Surveyor General 5x and determine the direction and extent of such prolonged Boundary Lines, provided that he do first rt the same on the Plans of the said Praya and Works so open to Public inspection as aforesaid.

V. It shall be lawful for the Governor, on the recommendation of the Surveyor General, to authorize give effect to any Compromise to be come to, between the Governor on behalf of the Crown, and the er of the Crown Lease of any Marine Lot, by which the Claims of such Holder and the Claims of the respectively, may be adjusted equitably and to the advantage of the Colony. And for this purpose be lawful for the Governor to sanction the erection, by any such Marine Lot-holder, of the portion of said Praya to be erected immediately in front of his own Lot: Provided only that the Frection of any A portion of the said Praya shall be carried on and completed under the inspection and to the satisfaction the Surveyor General, and in accordance with the Plan by him prepared or approved.

VI. The Surveyor General shall in every ensuing Year, at some time before the Month of June, submit the Governor a Statement of the portion of the Works proposed by him to be carried out under this nance within the Year next following, and Estimates of the Expenditure to be incurred on account cof. And it shall be lawful for the Governor to propose such Estimates, or any of them, in any Ordin- , making Provision for the Contingent Expenditure of the Colony to be dealt with in like manner as any

Estimate to be so proposed.

VII. It shall be lawful for the Surveyor General, and all Officers, Servants, and Workmen employed ter under him, at all times, and with all necessary means and appliances, to enter upon all or any Lands rent or approaching to the site of the said Praya, in the course of its erection, and to do thereon all

shall be necessary for carrying out the Works provided for by this Ordinance.

VIII. If any Person shall wilfully obstruct any Person acting under the authority of this Ordinance, estroy, remove, or injure any Timber, Stone, or other Materials to be employed in or about the erection the said Praya, or shall deface any Marks which shall have been made for the purposes of this Ordinance,

all forfeit for every such Offence a Sum not exceeding Fifty Dollars.

IX. Every Holder of the Crown Lease of a Marine Lot who shall sustain any Loss or Damage by on of any Work, Matter or Thing done under the authority of this Ordinance, on the Area occupied by Tenant and set forth in the Lease aforesaid, shall be entitled to Compensation; and the Amount to be paid ach Compensation shall be assessed by the Sheriff and a Common Jury, in the same manner as in cases te Judgment has been suffered to go by default by a Defendant in an Action-at-Law. And on return le by the Sheriff of the Amount assessed as such Compensation as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the Go- cor to direct such Amount to be paid by the Colonial Treasurer to the Person entitled to receive the same. X. Whenever it shall appear to the Governor on the report in writing of the Surveyor General, that it cessary for the completion of the Works to be carried on under this Ordinance, that Her Majesty should possession of any Lands or Tenements or Erections of any kind not belonging to the Crown, it shall be Ed for the Governor to purchase the same on behalf of the Crown on such Terms as shall be fixed by the yor General; and if the Person entitled to the said Lands shall refuse to accept the said Terms, then it be lawful for the Governor to direct an Assessment of the Compensation or Consideration to be paid to Person entitled thereto for the purchase of the same Lands, Tenements, or Erections, in the same anner as is hereinbefore provided for the assessment of Compensation to be allowed in respect of damage Marine Lot-holders. And it shall be competent to the Sheriff and the Jury empanelled for the purpose of og such Assessment, to enter upon and view the said Lands, Tenements, or Erections. And after Return by the Sheriff of the Amount found by the said Jury to be payable as Compensation in respect of the Lands, Tenements, or Erections, it shall be lawful for the Governor to direct payment of the said Amount be made out of the Colonial Treasury to the Person entitled thereto, and to direct the Surveyor General ake possession of the said Lands, Tenements, or Erections in the name of the Crown. And no assignment conveyance of the said Lands or Tenements shall be deemed necessary to vest the same in the Crown ceforth, but a Declaration shall be made by the Surveyor General of his having taken possession of as aforesaid, with a Statement of the Amount of Compensation as assessed, and a description of the ses so taken by metes and bounds; and a Memorial of the said Declaration having been registered at Land-office, it shall be considered thenceforth as Evidence of the vesting of the said Premises in Her ty and Her Successors to all intents and purposes whatsoever; and no claim shall thereafter lie the Crown in respect of the said premises, except for the Consideration or Compensation assessed as Ale for the same, as is hereinbefore provided.

And whereas many unauthorized encroachments have been made by Holders of Marine Lots upon cabelow High-water mark, and Land reclaimed at great expense,—and it is desirable that the said Ars should be permitted to retain possession of the Lands so reclaimed upon payment of an equitable

therefor: It is hereby further ordained as follows:-

XI. It shall be lawful for the Governor to permit any Piece or Parcel of Land so reclaimed from the Sea, ut grant or license from the Crown, to be rented with the Marine Lot in front of which the said Land have been so reclaimed by the Holders of the Crown Lease thereof, upon such Terms as shall be agreed tween the said Holders and the Surveyor General; and if the said Holders and the Surveyor General agree, then it shall be lawful for the Governor to direct an Assessment of the Rent reasonably to larged in respect of the Land so reclaimed, in the same manner as is hercinbefore provided for the ment of Compensation to be allowed in respect of Damages to the Marine Lot-holders; and for the re of making such Assessment, it shall be competent to the Sheriff and the Jury thereto empanelled, to upon and view the Land so reclaimed as aforesaid. And after return made by the Sheriff of the at found by the said Jury to be reasonably chargeable as the rent of the said Land so reclaimed, then all be lawful for the Governor to offer the said Land to be held as aforesaid with the Marine Lot in front

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of which it shall have been so reclaimed, at and for the Rent so assessed as aforesaid; the Holder of the said Marine Lot declining to accept a Lease of the Land so reclaimed at the Rent to asse ed as aforesaid, then it shall be lawful for the Governor forthwith to order the sale of the said Picce or Pare of Ground by Public Auction, either in Lots or undivided, and together with any Piece or Parcel of Grou adjoining in possession of the Crown, as to the Governor shall seem best: Provided always, that Compens tion shall be made to the Holder of the original Marine Lot so sold, for the Expense incurred in and about t reclamation from the Sca of the Land in front thereof,-such Compensation to be assessed in manner herei before provided for the Assessment of Damage to Marine Lot-holders under Section IX of this Ordinance. XII. Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall in any way affect or interfere with th carrying out of any Works now in the course of Erection or Construction under the direction or supervisi of the Surveyor General; and that nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to set aside or inval. date any Arrangements or Compromises heretofore entered into between the Crown and Marine Lot-holde having committed purpresture.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Section 3, Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, and Section 1 of Ordinanc 7 of 1858, Wednesday, the 10th Day of November next, is fixed for a Special Sessions of Justices of the Peace, t be held on that day, at the Office of the Chief Magistrate 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 above quoted Section of the first mentioned Ordinance; and no application will, after that period, be received for submission to the Sessions.

Printed Forms of Applications may be obtained, by intending Applicants, at the Chief Magistrate's Office, on Week Days, between the Hours of 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th October, 1858.

NOTICE.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

HARBOUR Master's Office, 23d October, 1858.

All Persons intending to apply for "Seamen's Boarding-house Licenses" for the Year 1858-9, under Ordinance No. 6 of 1852, whether for Houses already occupied, or for new Boarding Houses, will send in their Applications in writing to this Office before Monday the 15th November next, stating the Name of the Applicant, the District number of the House, and whether the latter is now Licensed or not.

It is further notified, that preference will be given to large airy Houses situated on the Queen's Road to the westward of Gough Street Stairs.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. E Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer “ SINGAPORE," will close on THURS- DAY, the 28th October, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d., and PAPERS Id.; and from 11 A.. to 121⁄2 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 18. on each letter, and 2d. on each paper.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

Post Office, Hongkong,

16th October, 1858.

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP. 【HE Co-partnership heretofore existing in China under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. Purdie,

A. B. NEILSON, Jr. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE.

E undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM- MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK,

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON, JR., WALTER L. Purdie, D. OLYPHANT | VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit- ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1838.

OLYPHANT & Co.

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Steam for

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & OKIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA-. TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “SINGAPORE,” Captain GRAINGER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- | sengers, Specie, and Curgo, will leave this for the above Places, on FRIDAY, the 29th October, at

2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 27th; SPECIE until Noon on the 28th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 28th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Stenin 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 on such declaration.

Peninsular & Oriental

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 13th October, 1850.

NOTICE.

FR II. DUDDELL will act for me, during my

absence from this Colony.

M

G. DUDDELL. Victoria. Hongkong, 11th August, 1858.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS. DUNN in our Firm, ceased on the 30th of June last.

HEDGE & Co.' Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

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MR

A. L. INGLIS

Harbor Master.

NOTICE.

CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised to sign our Firm.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

NOTICE.

GILMAN & Co. of Canton.

R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au thorised to sign our Firm per procuration

from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

M

NOTICE.

TR DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

H. F. EDWARDS.

Colony.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at

WE baie Ron, Shen, under the management of

MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to siga for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

NOTICE. HE undersigned requests that any Claims against the late Firm of ÑEAVE, MURRAY & Co., may be rendered to him before the 31st current.

H. MURRAY.

THE

Hollywood Road,

PE

15th October, 1858.

COPPER-PLATE PRINTING. ERSONS having ENGRAVED PLATES may

have VISITING CARDS (Enamelled or Plain)

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong- printed from them at the Office of the" China Mail.”

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And in the event

of which it shall have been so reclaimed, at and for the Rent so assessed as aforesaid; the Holder of the said Marine Lot declining to accept a Lease of the Land so reclaimed at the Rent to asse ed as aforesaid, then it shall be lawful for the Governor forthwith to order the sale of the said Picce or Pare of Ground by Public Auction, either in Lots or undivided, and together with any Piece or Parcel of Grou adjoining in possession of the Crown, as to the Governor shall seem best: Provided always, that Compens tion shall be made to the Holder of the original Marine Lot so sold, for the Expense incurred in and about t reclamation from the Sca of the Land in front thereof,-such Compensation to be assessed in manner herei before provided for the Assessment of Damage to Marine Lot-holders under Section IX of this Ordinance. XII. Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall in any way affect or interfere with th carrying out of any Works now in the course of Erection or Construction under the direction or supervisi of the Surveyor General; and that nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to set aside or inval. date any Arrangements or Compromises heretofore entered into between the Crown and Marine Lot-holde having committed purpresture.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Section 3, Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, and Section 1 of Ordinanc 7 of 1858, Wednesday, the 10th Day of November next, is fixed for a Special Sessions of Justices of the Peace, t be held on that day, at the Office of the Chief Magistrate 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 above quoted Section of the first mentioned Ordinance; and no application will, after that period, be received for submission to the Sessions.

Printed Forms of Applications may be obtained, by intending Applicants, at the Chief Magistrate's Office, on Week Days, between the Hours of 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th October, 1858.

NOTICE.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

HARBOUR Master's Office, 23d October, 1858.

All Persons intending to apply for "Seamen's Boarding-house Licenses" for the Year 1858-9, under Ordinance No. 6 of 1852, whether for Houses already occupied, or for new Boarding Houses, will send in their Applications in writing to this Office before Monday the 15th November next, stating the Name of the Applicant, the District number of the House, and whether the latter is now Licensed or not.

It is further notified, that preference will be given to large airy Houses situated on the Queen's Road to the westward of Gough Street Stairs.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. E Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer “ SINGAPORE," will close on THURS- DAY, the 28th October, at 6 o'clock P.M.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d., and PAPERS Id.; and from 11 A.. to 121⁄2 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 18. on each letter, and 2d. on each paper.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

Post Office, Hongkong,

16th October, 1858.

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP. 【HE Co-partnership heretofore existing in China under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. Purdie,

A. B. NEILSON, Jr. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE.

E undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM- MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK,

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON, JR., WALTER L. Purdie, D. OLYPHANT | VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit- ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1838.

OLYPHANT & Co.

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Steam for

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & OKIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA-. TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “SINGAPORE,” Captain GRAINGER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- | sengers, Specie, and Curgo, will leave this for the above Places, on FRIDAY, the 29th October, at

2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 27th; SPECIE until Noon on the 28th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 28th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Stenin 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 on such declaration.

Peninsular & Oriental

MAXN. FISCHER. Superintendent.

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 13th October, 1850.

NOTICE.

FR II. DUDDELL will act for me, during my

absence from this Colony.

M

G. DUDDELL. Victoria. Hongkong, 11th August, 1858.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS. DUNN in our Firm, ceased on the 30th of June last.

HEDGE & Co.' Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

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MR

A. L. INGLIS

Harbor Master.

NOTICE.

CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised to sign our Firm.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

NOTICE.

GILMAN & Co. of Canton.

R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is au thorised to sign our Firm per procuration

from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

M

NOTICE.

TR DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

H. F. EDWARDS.

Colony.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at

WE baie Ron, Shen, under the management of

MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to siga for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

NOTICE. HE undersigned requests that any Claims against the late Firm of ÑEAVE, MURRAY & Co., may be rendered to him before the 31st current.

H. MURRAY.

THE

Hollywood Road,

PE

15th October, 1858.

COPPER-PLATE PRINTING. ERSONS having ENGRAVED PLATES may

have VISITING CARDS (Enamelled or Plain)

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong- printed from them at the Office of the" China Mail.”

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

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH OCTOBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 180.

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. 98.

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.

Her Majesty's Pardon is hereby granted unto WONG-AHLIN, at present confined in the Common Gaol at Victoria.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 27th Day of October, 1858.

No. 99.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty have been received, by which A. L INGLIS, Esquire, is confirmed in the Office of Harbour Master and Marine Magistrate of Hongkong.

By Order,

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th October, 1858.

No. 100.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIÓN.

Under Instructions from Her Majesty's Government, and pending receipt of Her Majesty's Exequatur, His Excellency The Governor is pleased to recognize JOHN DENT, Esquire, as Consul in Hongkong for His Majesty The King of Sardinia.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th October, 1858.

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No. 94.

of

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Section 3, Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, and Section 1 of Ordinance 7 of 1858, Wednesday, the 10th 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 Magistrate 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 above quoted Section of the first mentioned Ordinance; and no application will, after that period, be received for submission to the Sessions.

Printed Forms of Applications may be obtained, by intending Applicants, at the Chief Magistrate's Office, on Week Days, between the Hours of 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th October, 1858.

FRED. FORTH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 48.

The Hongkong Government Gazette,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

[October 30, 1858.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BowRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., is pleased to direct the publication for general information of copies of two Despatches from Captain VANSITTART, C.B., of Her Majesty's ship Magicienne, addressed to and communicated by His Excellency the Naval Commander-in-Chief, detailing proceedings connected with the destruction of Pirates to the Northward of Amoy, and with the recovery of a quantity of Sugar piratically seized from the British brig Pantaloon at Swatow.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d October, 1858.

G. W. CAINE.

H.M.S. Magicienne, HONGKONG, 20th October, 1858.

Sin, In accordance to your wishes, I have the honour to inform your Excellency of the proceedings of II.M. Ship under my command since the 27th ultimo. Having gained information at Amoy that two Canton-rigged Vessels as Pirates, were sixty miles or so to the Northward, I left the said harbour on the 27th ultimo, with II.M. Gun-boat Algerine in tow, taking also an Interpreter provided by the

Acting British Consul.

On the 28th ultimo, we examined well the Coast in the neighbourhood of Port Matheson; and late in the afternoon, when steaming against a strong N.E. wind, discovered in a Bay off Roguo's Point, off Meichen Sound (a noted pirate haunt), a Squadron of twenty-two Vesely, which immediately made sail and attempted to escape, -- consisting of four Canton or South-rigged Piratical Vessels, sixteen Piratical Northern Junko of different, sizes, and two largo Ningpo Junk, with full- Cargoos of Oil and Calavancos, all of which, with the exception of two of the somallest, (with no guns on board,) we were fortunate enough in capturing, either the samo evening or next forenoon ; also fifty- Two Guns and Clingalls, the Chuns being for the most part twelve an I eighteen pounders of English mako ; forty Matchlocks, very many Spears, English Bayonets, Powder, Stinkpots, Ammunition, and destroyed thirty Boats, besides liberating fifty-threo Mon, who had been captured by the Pirates, without any ensually on our side, and with a loss of upwards of fifty killed of the Pirates, and many wounded,

Upon seeing the said vesels, and as soon as the Magicienne was anchored in safety, as near as it was advisable she should go on account of the rocks, I started off in the Algerino under Lieutenant Arthur, with a party of Magicienne's under Lieutenant Soady, in pursuit, when we succeeded in driving two of the South-rigged and fourteen Junks ashore, the other Two South-rigged and the Two Ningpo Junks making for the head of Meichen Sound. Pushing in with the boats under the orders of Lieutenants Soady and Arthur for the chief South-rigged vessel, mounting ten heavy Guns, which we set fire to, the boats then went on to the other Vessels, the Algerine at the same time keeping up a well-directed fire on the Pirate crews, as they continued landing their Guns and Goods, besides firing occasionally Gingalls and Matchlocks at our party, until we had set them on fire I returned after dark in Algerine with party, to where the Magicienne was at anchor.

The next morning at daylight, starting in Algerine, with Boats of the Magicienne under Lieutenants Soady and Sharpe, we proceeded in search of the two South-rigged Vessels and two Ningpo Junks, which had escaped from us the evening before. Having got an informer from a fishing-boat, we came upon the two Ningpo Junks at 10 A.M., which I directed Lieutenant Sharpe to take charge of, and sail down with to the Magicienne.

The two South-rigged Vessels we observed to windward under sail. Upon coming near them, one, mounting eleven Guns, ran ashore, when I despatched Lieutenant Soady, with Magicienne's party and Marines under Lieutenant Tuson, R.M.A., to take possession of her, and to land so as to cut off the Pirates when escaping from the other Junk, which, mounting seventeen Guns, stood towards us in Algerine, and opened fire, which was quickly returned,—the third or fourth well-directed shell from the Algerine making the Pirates take to their boats.

Directing Lieutenant Arthur to take possession of the Junk. I started in 1st Gig so as to make the Pirates go to the nearest land, which they did, and where the Party under Lieutenant Soady came upon them by surprise, shooting down a great number.

The next two days, I had a strong party, with all the Marines, landed to search for the Guns and Arms taken to the various piratical Villages in the Bay off Rogue's Point, from the Vessels which ran ashore the first evening. By threatening to burn down every house unless the Inhabitants showed where the Guns were concealed, I not only got them to discover seven heavy Guns, chiefly eighteen pounders, but made them carry them down to our boats, some having been concealed a mile and a-half inland. Very many Spears, Matchlocks, and other Arms, were likewise discovered and destroyed. In one house, two men, belonging to a village at some distance on the sea coast, were in stocks nailed down, nearly starved, they having been put in there by the Pirates until their village should send over One Hundred Dollars; that house I had burnt, and the men liberated. Four other men were discovered in a Village who had been taken with their Vessel, one of the South-rigged Vessels, when near Amoy; I had them put on board the Ningpo Junks. As the Ningpo Junks had their full Crews, one of twenty-three, the other of twenty-four men, I released them, recommending them, as the N.E. trade had evidently set in, to go to Amoy, for which place they sailed.

The first South-rigged Vessel, mounting ten heavy Guns, had No. 2393 on her stern, apparently a Macao Passage Junk. The second was a Lorcha, painted black, having ports; an English letter was found in her, containing a certificate for forty tons of Coal sent to steamer Canton, dated 21st January, 1858, signed R. S. R. Fussell. The third, mounting eleven Guns, was marked in bow 248, apparently a Macao Vessel; on board of her was a Letter containing three Licenses for Powder, in all Four Hundred Pounds of Powder, dated Prince of Wales' Island, 17th April, 1858, to Cheat Chin Whatt, from Wm. Ward, Police Station. The fourth South-rigged Vessel was the Pirate Chief's, filled with Ammunition and other Goods.

Leaving Meichen Sound on the 2d instant, I searched well Pinghai Bay and Coast up to Hungwha Sound, where in Algerine I looked in up the River, at the head of the Bay, and into Pirate Bay, without finding anything piratical, and was informed that no Pirates had been scen lately up there.

On the 4th instant, I proceeded South in H.M Ship under my command keeping close in-shore, sending the Algerine direct to Amoy where both vessels arrived on the 5th instant.--I have, &c.,

NICHOLAS VANSITTART,

His Excellency Rear-Admiral SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B.,

Captain.

&G.,

&c.,

&C.,

Commander-in-Chief.

H.M.S. Magicienne, HONGKONG, 20th October, 1858.

SIR,-Agreeably to your wishes, I have the honour to inform your Excellency of the proceedings of H.M. Ship under my command, since the 11th instant, on which I left Amoy, with H.M. Gun-boat Algerine in company, anchoring the same evening in Hutan Bay. On the 12th instant, I proceeded to Tongsang Harbour, and sent the Algerine into the town, and learnt from the Authorities ashore that they were not aware of any Pirates being in the neighbourhood. On the 13th instant, I arrived at the Port, and anchored off the town of Swatow, finding there H.M.Š. Fury.

Commander Leckie having informed me that he was in communication with the Chinese Authorities, with Mr Barton, Agent to Messrs Dent, and Mr Sullivan, Agent to Messrs Jardine and Matheson, concerning 2200 bags of Sugar that had been piratically seized on or about the 21st ultimo, from the English Brig Pantaloon, by a large force from the town of Sow-ah-pow, a well-known piratical Town, some miles up the narrow channel on the opposite side to the Town of Swatow, I requested Commander Leckie (as I was under inedical treatment) to continue his inquiries and exertions towards the recovery of the Sugar, and that I would remain there in case it should be necessary to use force

On the 15th instant, the Mandarin of the village near Sow-ah-pow having informed Commander Leckie that the Pirates refused to give up the Sugar, and that he was unable to force them, (his men sent to demand it having already been ill-treated,) on the next morning, the 16th instant, the Marines and Boats of this Ship, with those of the Fury, started soon after daylight for Sow-ah-pow; but although I went myself being sufficiently well, I left the command of the expedition to Commander Leckie, as originally arranged.

Upon our arriving off Sow-ah-pow shortly after 8 A.M., not only was there no Mandarin to receive us, (information having been given that the boats were coming up to inquire into the transaction,) but many hundreds of men, chiefly armed with Matchlocks and some Gingalls, had come down near the water from Sow-ah-pow, which was twelve hundrel yards inland, the men all in good position on the heights under the lee of the dikes of the water-courses, and in among the Sugar-cane; they immediately opened fire upon us and jeered us to come on, the boats returning the fire for some minutes. Orders were given by Commander Leckie for the Marines and a party of Seamen to land, when the Pirates kept up a continual fire, retreating and taking up other positions as they went.

OCTOBER 30, 1858.]

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Having taken possession of the heights, the other positions, and advanced to within fifty yards of the Town, driving the enemy before us the said place. Commander Leckie, Messrs Barton and Șullivan, as also myself, were of opinion that a good bombardment from the boats be more advisable and more likely to be the means of recovering the Sugar than if we went in and set fire to the Town. Orders were down to that effect the force that was landed taking up a commanding position at a hundred yards from the Town. The Bombardment rast successful, the shell firing from the boats being perfect, as also was the rocket practice, the firing being kept up with little intermis- for upwards of two hours. The steadiness and good order maintained does much credit to Commander Leckie and to the officers employ The casualties on our side were two severely wounded, John O'Hearn, A.B., and Henry Bidder, Ordinary, both belonging to this Ship. ther Letter having been forwarded to demand the Sugar, stating that if they still refused, a second visit would be paid, and the town not

. the expedition returned to their respective Ships the same afternoon.

Having remained at anchor in H.M. Ship under iny command until their answer should arrive, which I am happy to say is to the effect at they are willing to hand over the Sugar and come to any settlement, I left the said anchorage on the 19th instant, leaving the further rangements to Commander Leckie, arriving here this day.—I have, &c.,

His Excellency Rear-Admiral SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B.,

NICHOLAS VANSITTART,

Captain.

No. 44.

&c.,

&c.,

&c., Commander-in-Chief.

True Copies,

H. F. HANCE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notification, having been submitted to and approved by His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipo- antiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade, is hereby published for the information of Her Majesty's Subjects.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th October, 1858.

NOTIFICATION.

G. W. CAINE.

FOOсHOW, 19th October, 1858.

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The undersigned hereby give notice for the information of all whom it may concern, that they have established at this Port, with the nizance of the Chinese Author ties, a system of Certificates, under which the Pilotage of the River Min is for the future to be conducted. The Certificates bear the Signatures and Seals of the undersigned and are only granted to such individuals, Foreign or Chinese, as are de flared by a Board specially nominated for the purpose, competent to Pilot Vessels between the White Dogs Islands and Foochow; and Ship- sters are particularly requested to take notice, that no others will be recognised. The Rates of Pilotage are distinctly laid down in the body of the Certificate, and a list of the parties authorised to act as Pilots is exhibited at each of the Offices of the undersigned. All previous Certificates are invalid after this date.

W. H. MEDHURST,

H.B.M.'s Consul.

THOS. DUNN,

Officiating U. S. Consul.

WM. S. SLOAN,

Consul for Sweden and Norway.

[L.S.]

(Signed,)

[L.S.]

[L.S.]

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J. S. BAPTISTA,

A. STUART,

Vice-Consul for Hamburgh.

W. H. GREEN,

Denmark Consül.

A. W. G. RUSDEN,

Vice-Consul for Spain.

H.M.F.M, Vice-Consul.

True Copy,

H. F. HANCE.

NOTICE.

HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, 23d October, 1858.

All Persons intending to apply for "Seamen's Boarding-house Licenses" for the Year 1858-9, under Ordinance No. 6 of 1852, whether for Houses already occupied, or for new Boarding Houses, will send in their Applications writing to this Office before Monday the 15th November next, stating the Name of the Applicant, the District umber of the House, and whether the latter is now Licensed or not.

It is further notified, that preference will be given to large airy Houses situated on the Queen's Road to the westward of Gough Street Stairs.

A. L. INGLIS,

Harbour Master.

OCTOBER 30, 1858.]

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Having taken possession of the heights, the other positions, and advanced to within fifty yards of the Town, driving the enemy before us the said place. Commander Leckie, Messrs Barton and Șullivan, as also myself, were of opinion that a good bombardment from the boats be more advisable and more likely to be the means of recovering the Sugar than if we went in and set fire to the Town. Orders were down to that effect the force that was landed taking up a commanding position at a hundred yards from the Town. The Bombardment rast successful, the shell firing from the boats being perfect, as also was the rocket practice, the firing being kept up with little intermis- for upwards of two hours. The steadiness and good order maintained does much credit to Commander Leckie and to the officers employ The casualties on our side were two severely wounded, John O'Hearn, A.B., and Henry Bidder, Ordinary, both belonging to this Ship. ther Letter having been forwarded to demand the Sugar, stating that if they still refused, a second visit would be paid, and the town not

. the expedition returned to their respective Ships the same afternoon.

Having remained at anchor in H.M. Ship under iny command until their answer should arrive, which I am happy to say is to the effect at they are willing to hand over the Sugar and come to any settlement, I left the said anchorage on the 19th instant, leaving the further rangements to Commander Leckie, arriving here this day.—I have, &c.,

His Excellency Rear-Admiral SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B.,

NICHOLAS VANSITTART,

Captain.

No. 44.

&c.,

&c.,

&c., Commander-in-Chief.

True Copies,

H. F. HANCE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notification, having been submitted to and approved by His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipo- antiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade, is hereby published for the information of Her Majesty's Subjects.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th October, 1858.

NOTIFICATION.

G. W. CAINE.

FOOсHOW, 19th October, 1858.

༄་

The undersigned hereby give notice for the information of all whom it may concern, that they have established at this Port, with the nizance of the Chinese Author ties, a system of Certificates, under which the Pilotage of the River Min is for the future to be conducted. The Certificates bear the Signatures and Seals of the undersigned and are only granted to such individuals, Foreign or Chinese, as are de flared by a Board specially nominated for the purpose, competent to Pilot Vessels between the White Dogs Islands and Foochow; and Ship- sters are particularly requested to take notice, that no others will be recognised. The Rates of Pilotage are distinctly laid down in the body of the Certificate, and a list of the parties authorised to act as Pilots is exhibited at each of the Offices of the undersigned. All previous Certificates are invalid after this date.

W. H. MEDHURST,

H.B.M.'s Consul.

THOS. DUNN,

Officiating U. S. Consul.

WM. S. SLOAN,

Consul for Sweden and Norway.

[L.S.]

(Signed,)

[L.S.]

[L.S.]

99

[L.S.]

"

[L.S.]

39

[L.S.]

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[L.S.]

99

J. S. BAPTISTA,

A. STUART,

Vice-Consul for Hamburgh.

W. H. GREEN,

Denmark Consül.

A. W. G. RUSDEN,

Vice-Consul for Spain.

H.M.F.M, Vice-Consul.

True Copy,

H. F. HANCE.

NOTICE.

HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, 23d October, 1858.

All Persons intending to apply for "Seamen's Boarding-house Licenses" for the Year 1858-9, under Ordinance No. 6 of 1852, whether for Houses already occupied, or for new Boarding Houses, will send in their Applications writing to this Office before Monday the 15th November next, stating the Name of the Applicant, the District umber of the House, and whether the latter is now Licensed or not.

It is further notified, that preference will be given to large airy Houses situated on the Queen's Road to the westward of Gough Street Stairs.

A. L. INGLIS,

Harbour Master.

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Steam for

TIE next Sittings of the SUPREME COURT, SINGAPORE PENANG POINT DE GALL, TH

in its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be on FRIDAY, the Fifth day of November, A.D. 1858, at 12 o'clock at Noon.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, & SOUTHAMPTON;

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA; with liberty to call at intermediate Ports or Places.

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TION COMPANY's Steam-ship CADIZ, Captain R. CURLING, with Her Majesty's Mails, | Passengers, Specie, and Curgo, will leave this for the above Places, on MONDAY, the 15th November next, at 2 r.m.

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

In re JOHN T. HUTTLESTON, deceased. TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,—to the NEXT or KIN, and all other Persons, to produce any WILL or CODICIL of the above Party that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on SATURDAY, the Sixth day of November, 1858; or, if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; failing For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGĘ, which, Administration will be granted to the Regis-apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation trar of the said Court.

Company's Office, Hongkong. By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

In re WILLIAM STORREY, deceased.

N

́OTICE.—All Claims against the above Estates must be proved before the OFFICIAL AD- MINISTRATOR, before the Twenty-fifth day of April, A.D. 1859, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estates, are re- quested to make inmediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar—Official Administrator

NOTICE.

R H. DUDDELL will act for me, during my

absence from this Colony.

MR

G. DUDDELL.

Victoria, Hongkong, 11th August, 1858.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS.

THE Unterest and ceused on the 30th of

June last.

HEDGE & Co.

Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

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 Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness on not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or

such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 29th October, 1858.

NOTICE.

'R CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised

M to sign our Firm.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

H. F. EDWARDS. Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

Colony.

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DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP THE Co-partnership heretofore existing in under the Style of NOTT & Co., in th dissolved by mutual consent.

Either Partner sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT, By his Attorney, WALTER L. PU A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

TH

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE, HE undersigned have formed a Co-Partners

for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL ( MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the nat OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT, WM. W. PARKIN, L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. NEILSON. JR., WALTER L. PUSDIE, D. OLYPHAN VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day ad...

ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

MR

OLYPHANT & Co.

NOTICE.

R GEO. RICHARDS LAWRENCE is a thorised to sign our Firm per procurat. from this date.

JAMES PURDON & Co.

Hongkong, 13th April, 1858.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm. BANGKOK, SIAM, under the management : MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to s. for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co.

Singapore, 17th May, 1858.

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TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS, Five Lines and under,

Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cente-02 half of these charges for each Ropetition.

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Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 6TH NOVEMBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

A.

VOL. IV. No. 181.

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

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vill, 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.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 24 of 1858.

THURSDAY, 21st OCTOBER, 1858.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR AND ALL THE MEMBERS, EXCEPT THE HONOURABLE THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR,

ABSENT on account of continued seVERE INDISPOSITION.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 15th instant having been read and approved ;-

The Council resolved itself into a Committee of the whole for the further consideration of the Ordinance for the

regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships, as amended at the last Meeting.

tion 1 was recommitted, amended, and agreed to.

Preamblo agreed to.

Pursuant to notice, it was moved by Mr Lyall, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, and carried un-.

animously;-

That His Excellency The Governor be requested to communicate to The Right Honourable The Secretary of State for the Colonies,-

That in the opinion of this Council, it is inexpedient to interfere by Regulation with the Chinese Passenger traffic between China and Ports in the China Sea or the Eastern Archipelago, the Persons proceeding to those places generally, being Passengers in small numbers, in Vessels of large burden, and not Emigrants as that term is usually understood.

'That, therefore, the Chinese Passengers Act of 1855 should not be applied to Persons proceeding to such Places, and that Vessels going on Voyages of less than Twenty-one Days' duration should not be interfered with in any special manner.

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That it is further the opinion of this Council, that a marked difference in legislation should be m between Chinese Emigrants providing their own Passago and Outfit, as those proceeding to Australia: California almost invariably do, and those going to the West Indies, or elsewhere, under Contracts Labour, the one being an independent class, well able to care for their own interests, and the entirely dependent on their employers. That the thousands who have been conveyed to California Australia during the past seven years have been so in a manner remarkable for order and healthiness any Emigration. That, therefore, excepting in matters relating to the fitness of the Vessel and the provided, and the quality and quantity of the Provisions placed on board, the Regulations of the Chi Passengers Act 1855 should not be applied to such Emigration.

t

That these are matters which greatly affect the interests of this Colony, and of the large fleet Shipping visiting it, and that this Council humbly and respectfully submit for the consideration of Majesty's Government, that such changes should be made in the Chinese Passengers Act of 1855, as meet the requirements now pointed out."

Consideration of the Ordinance was resumed.

The Governor put the Question, that the Ordinance do pass, and that the Title be,-An Ordinance for the conti ance of the heretofore existing Regulations respecting Chinese Passenger Ships; and in the case of Brit Ships, respecting the Treatment of the Passengers therein while at Sea; und for making Regulations in ad

tion thereto.

Question put and passed,-the Ordinance being numbered "No. 13 of 1858."

Ordered, that the said Ordinance be published in the next Government Gazette.

The Ordinance for defraying the Supplementary Charges of the Civil Establishments for the Year 1858, was read

second time,—

And the Council went into Committee upon the said Ordinance.

It was then resolved, that the discussion thereof be resumed on Monday, the 1st of November next.

Read a first time, the Bowring Praya Ordinance.

Ordered, that the said Ordinance be published in the Government Gazette for general information.

The Governor stated, after reference to the Acting Colonial Secretary, that the Colonial Estimates for the Y.

1859 would be ready to be laid on the Table at the next meeting of the Council.

Resolved, that this Council do adjourn to Monday, the 1st of November 1858, at 12 o'clock precisely.

Read and approved, this 1st Day of November, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING,

Governor.

Preamble,

Supplementary Es- kimates, 1858.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIE REGINA.

No. 14 of 1858.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotent. and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legisl Council of Hongkong.

An Ordinance to authorize the application of a Sum not exceeding Twenty five Thousand Pounds, to defray the Supplementary contingent Charges of the Year 1858.

[1st November, 1858]

Whereas it has become necessary to make further Provision for the Public Service of the Colory the Year 1858, in addition to the Charge upon the Revenue for the Service of the said Year d' provided for in the Estimates submitted to the Legislative Commeil: Be it enacted and ordained by Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows: I. A Sum not exceeding Twenty-five Thousand Pounds shall be and the same is hereby charged the Revenue of this Colony for the Services mentioned in the Schedules A, B, and C, to this Ordits annexed, in addition to all Sums heretofore lawfully charged upon the said Revenue on any acc whatsoever.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 1st Day of November, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING.

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That it is further the opinion of this Council, that a marked difference in legislation should be m between Chinese Emigrants providing their own Passago and Outfit, as those proceeding to Australia: California almost invariably do, and those going to the West Indies, or elsewhere, under Contracts Labour, the one being an independent class, well able to care for their own interests, and the entirely dependent on their employers. That the thousands who have been conveyed to California Australia during the past seven years have been so in a manner remarkable for order and healthiness any Emigration. That, therefore, excepting in matters relating to the fitness of the Vessel and the provided, and the quality and quantity of the Provisions placed on board, the Regulations of the Chi Passengers Act 1855 should not be applied to such Emigration.

t

That these are matters which greatly affect the interests of this Colony, and of the large fleet Shipping visiting it, and that this Council humbly and respectfully submit for the consideration of Majesty's Government, that such changes should be made in the Chinese Passengers Act of 1855, as meet the requirements now pointed out."

Consideration of the Ordinance was resumed.

The Governor put the Question, that the Ordinance do pass, and that the Title be,-An Ordinance for the conti ance of the heretofore existing Regulations respecting Chinese Passenger Ships; and in the case of Brit Ships, respecting the Treatment of the Passengers therein while at Sea; und for making Regulations in ad

tion thereto.

Question put and passed,-the Ordinance being numbered "No. 13 of 1858."

Ordered, that the said Ordinance be published in the next Government Gazette.

The Ordinance for defraying the Supplementary Charges of the Civil Establishments for the Year 1858, was read

second time,—

And the Council went into Committee upon the said Ordinance.

It was then resolved, that the discussion thereof be resumed on Monday, the 1st of November next.

Read a first time, the Bowring Praya Ordinance.

Ordered, that the said Ordinance be published in the Government Gazette for general information.

The Governor stated, after reference to the Acting Colonial Secretary, that the Colonial Estimates for the Y.

1859 would be ready to be laid on the Table at the next meeting of the Council.

Resolved, that this Council do adjourn to Monday, the 1st of November 1858, at 12 o'clock precisely.

Read and approved, this 1st Day of November, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING,

Governor.

Preamble,

Supplementary Es- kimates, 1858.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIE REGINA.

No. 14 of 1858.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotent. and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legisl Council of Hongkong.

An Ordinance to authorize the application of a Sum not exceeding Twenty five Thousand Pounds, to defray the Supplementary contingent Charges of the Year 1858.

[1st November, 1858]

Whereas it has become necessary to make further Provision for the Public Service of the Colory the Year 1858, in addition to the Charge upon the Revenue for the Service of the said Year d' provided for in the Estimates submitted to the Legislative Commeil: Be it enacted and ordained by Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows: I. A Sum not exceeding Twenty-five Thousand Pounds shall be and the same is hereby charged the Revenue of this Colony for the Services mentioned in the Schedules A, B, and C, to this Ordits annexed, in addition to all Sums heretofore lawfully charged upon the said Revenue on any acc whatsoever.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 1st Day of November, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING.

NOVEMBER 6, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

Head of Service.

SCHEDULE (A.)

To which this Ordinance refers.

93

¿mounts to be Voted. | Gross Amount of Vole.

ts

a a

leet of 11

as w

anti- Briti

• ad

COLONIAL SECRETARY,-

3d Clerk, 4th Do.

5th Do.

Extra Clerks,

Interpreter,

Stationery, Printing,

COLONIAL TREASURER,-

2d Clerk

3d Do.

1st Shroff,

AUDITOR GENERAL,-

Temporary Clerk,

CLERK OF COUNCILS,—

Clerk of Councils..

£ 8. d.

£ s. d.

37 0 0

34 0 Q

52 10

159 4

>

60 0

15

0

35

392 14 9

88

30

52 10

11

095

0

0 Q

93 15 0

27 14 8

27 14

100 0 0

Temporary Clerk,

20 16 8

120 16 8

SURVEYOR GENERAL,-

Assistant Engineer and Clerk of Works,

150 0 0

52 10 0

read.

2d Clerk,

Inspector of Nuisances,

22 0 0

Extra Clerks,

101

3 101

925 13 10

REGISTRAR GENERAL,-

"

"

e You

"

Ha-wan,

»

"

"

Sai-wan,

"

G,

"

"

Shea-ko, Ty-tam-took,

"

Stanley,

2d European Clerk,

Tepo of Sei-ying-poon,

Tai-ping-shan,

Cheong-wan,

Wong-nei-choong,

Soo-koan-poo,

Show-ke-wan,

33 12 3

Sub-Collector of Police Rate,

Sheong-wan,

16 13

12 10

0

18 15 0

12 10 0

3

3 2

9

12 10

18 15 0 12 10 0

9

3 2 6

6 5

7 6

3 2 6

0

GOOG GO GO GO GOOG

2

6

7

6

3 2 6

0

3 2 6

181 10 7

ief of

otent

egis!

19

""

Heongkong, Aberdeen, Pok-foo-lum,

HARBOUR MASTER,-

1st Clerk,

2d

Do.

Acting Clerk,

Indian Interpreter,

MARKETS,

2 Extra Constables,

SUPREME COURT,-

Bailiff,

Under Do.

Clerk (special),

MEDICAL,-

Colonial Surgeon, Dispenser,

CHIEF MAGISTRATE,-

1st Clerk,

39R2

54 13

40

75

2000

3001

14 11

184

4 10

30 0.0

30 0 0

50 0

12 10

0

25 0 Q

87 10 0

398 0 91

45 0

443 0 91

33 6

52 10

#

8983

50

45

0000

∞000

8

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858.

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2d Do.

3d Do.

European Usher,

ESTABLISHMent of the lock hospITAL,—

Surgeon, Apothecary, Matron, Cook, Coolie, House Rent,

Incidental and Contingent Expenditure,

arged. Ordi: y ac

ING.

EXPENSES OF the Caldwell Commission,

180 16 0

0

180 0

75 0 0

25 0

12 10 a

12 10 0

180 11 8

170 12 2

665

3 10

TOTAL ESTABLISHMENTS, £2,733 1 8

494 7

491 7 6

TOTAL, £

3,227 9

A

Amounting in all to Three Thousand Two Hundred and Twenty-seven Pounds, Nine Shillings, and Two Pence.

9.4

Report & Batimute,

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

SCHEDULE (B.)

To which this Ordinance refera,

Head of Sovice.

[NOVEMBER 6, 1858.

Gross Amount of Vote,

£ 3. d.

4,527 6 6)

20 of 1857 Sup. Do. 21 Do.

Reconstruction of Central Market,

Completion of the Alteration of Central Market, Erection of Market Sheds, East and West,

Alteration, &c., of Western Market, .

24

Do.

25 "Do.

Paid to G. Duddell for Western Market, Erection of Two Slaughter Houses,

TOTAL,

£

1,024 0 0

3,268 13 6j

1,966 1 4

1,875 0 0 2,073 11

14,734 12 11

Amounting in all to Fourteen Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty-four Pounds, Twelve Shillings, and Eleven Pence.

SCHEDULE (C.)

To which this Ordinance refers.

Report & Estimate.

Nos.

1 of 1848.

18 of 56, 10 of 57, 1 of 58, 2 of 58,5 of 58, & 13 of 58.

31 of 57, & 3 of 58.

7 of 58.

Service.

Gross Amount of

Vote.

Buildings.

£ 3. d.

·

Erection of Government House, &c., .

89 6 3

Sundry Works to Government Buildings, Erection of Police Stations,

446 12 11

418 8 81

Do.

Chinese School Houses,

125 0 0

Roads.

11 of 55, 17 of 55, 1 of 57, 4 of 58, & 17 of 58.

Construction of Roads, &c., at Victoria, ̈

57, Repairs of Roads, &c., at Victoria,

2 of 56, 22 of 57, 23 of 57, 26 of 57, 28 of 57,

29 of 57, 30 of 57, 14 of 58, & 16 of 58.

16 of 55.

15 of 58.

5 of 56, 15 of 57, 27 of 57, 11 of 58, & 12 of 58.

10 of 55, 8 of 58, 9 of 58, 10 of 58, & 19 of 58.

8 of 56, & 17 of 57.

4 of 57, & 6 of 58.

Formation of Roads out of Victoria, Repairs of Roads out of Victoria,

Drains. Construction of Drains in Victoria,

Do. Culverts, &c., in and about Victoria, Sundry Works.

Tanks in case of Fire, and Water to Police Station,. Planting Trees in Victoria,

2,217 14 4

906 1 1

463 13 11

5 10 3

970 3 7

917 13 9

348 19 5

TOTAL,

£

43 2 2

6,952 6 6

No. 101.

Balance available from Report & Estimate 9 of 56, as provided in the Estimates of 1858,

Gross amount to be provided for in Excess, £ | Amounting in all to Six Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-four Pounds, Five Shillings, and Ten Pence.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

18 0 8

6,934 5 10

His Excellency The Governor has been pleased to appoint, subject to Her Majesty's approval, WILLIAM HEPBURN RENNIE, Esquire, Auditor General, to be a Member of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

The Honourable WILLIAM HEPBURN RENNIE, Esquire, was sworn in accordingly at a Meeting of the Legis- lative Council held this day.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st November, 1858.

No. 102.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

With reference to Government Notification No. 83, of 16th September last, it is hereby made known, that Her Majesty has graciously been pleased to approve of the appointment of Josè DE AGUILAR, Esquire, as Consul in Hongkong for Her Catholic Majesty The Queen of Spain.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 3d November, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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Report & Batimute,

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

SCHEDULE (B.)

To which this Ordinance refera,

Head of Sovice.

[NOVEMBER 6, 1858.

Gross Amount of Vote,

£ 3. d.

4,527 6 6)

20 of 1857 Sup. Do. 21 Do.

Reconstruction of Central Market,

Completion of the Alteration of Central Market, Erection of Market Sheds, East and West,

Alteration, &c., of Western Market, .

24

Do.

25 "Do.

Paid to G. Duddell for Western Market, Erection of Two Slaughter Houses,

TOTAL,

£

1,024 0 0

3,268 13 6j

1,966 1 4

1,875 0 0 2,073 11

14,734 12 11

Amounting in all to Fourteen Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty-four Pounds, Twelve Shillings, and Eleven Pence.

SCHEDULE (C.)

To which this Ordinance refers.

Report & Estimate.

Nos.

1 of 1848.

18 of 56, 10 of 57, 1 of 58, 2 of 58,5 of 58, & 13 of 58.

31 of 57, & 3 of 58.

7 of 58.

Service.

Gross Amount of

Vote.

Buildings.

£ 3. d.

·

Erection of Government House, &c., .

89 6 3

Sundry Works to Government Buildings, Erection of Police Stations,

446 12 11

418 8 81

Do.

Chinese School Houses,

125 0 0

Roads.

11 of 55, 17 of 55, 1 of 57, 4 of 58, & 17 of 58.

Construction of Roads, &c., at Victoria, ̈

57, Repairs of Roads, &c., at Victoria,

2 of 56, 22 of 57, 23 of 57, 26 of 57, 28 of 57,

29 of 57, 30 of 57, 14 of 58, & 16 of 58.

16 of 55.

15 of 58.

5 of 56, 15 of 57, 27 of 57, 11 of 58, & 12 of 58.

10 of 55, 8 of 58, 9 of 58, 10 of 58, & 19 of 58.

8 of 56, & 17 of 57.

4 of 57, & 6 of 58.

Formation of Roads out of Victoria, Repairs of Roads out of Victoria,

Drains. Construction of Drains in Victoria,

Do. Culverts, &c., in and about Victoria, Sundry Works.

Tanks in case of Fire, and Water to Police Station,. Planting Trees in Victoria,

2,217 14 4

906 1 1

463 13 11

5 10 3

970 3 7

917 13 9

348 19 5

TOTAL,

£

43 2 2

6,952 6 6

No. 101.

Balance available from Report & Estimate 9 of 56, as provided in the Estimates of 1858,

Gross amount to be provided for in Excess, £ | Amounting in all to Six Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-four Pounds, Five Shillings, and Ten Pence.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

18 0 8

6,934 5 10

His Excellency The Governor has been pleased to appoint, subject to Her Majesty's approval, WILLIAM HEPBURN RENNIE, Esquire, Auditor General, to be a Member of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

The Honourable WILLIAM HEPBURN RENNIE, Esquire, was sworn in accordingly at a Meeting of the Legis- lative Council held this day.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st November, 1858.

No. 102.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

With reference to Government Notification No. 83, of 16th September last, it is hereby made known, that Her Majesty has graciously been pleased to approve of the appointment of Josè DE AGUILAR, Esquire, as Consul in Hongkong for Her Catholic Majesty The Queen of Spain.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 3d November, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

NOVEMBER 6, 1858.]

The

Hongkong Government Gazette,

95

58.

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No. 103.

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, 4th November, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Acting 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 October, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED, SPECIE IN RESERVE,

$547,716. $200,000.

P. CAMPBELL, Manager.

مورد

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st November, 1858.

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

shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

}

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th November, 1858.

HENRY C. LEWIS, For the Colonial Treasurer.

No. 104.

1.

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3

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th November, 1858.

Account of the average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, in Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st October, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,

$202,246.* $100,000.

* exclusive of the Notes of the Mercantile Bank still outstanding.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, in Hongkong,

JOHN COSTERTON, Manager.

Hongkong, 1st November, 1858.

I have this day inspected the Books and Treasure Vault of the above-mentioned Bank, and hereby certify, that the Amount in Reserve is found

to be in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th November, 1858.

HENRY C. LEWIS, For the Colonial Treasurer.

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No. 94.

M

S-

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that under the terms of Section 3, Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, and Section I of Ordinance 7 of 1858, Wednesday, the 10th 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 Magistrate 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 above quoted Section of the first mentioned Ordinance; and no application will, after that period, be received for submission to the Sessions.

Printed Forms of Applications may be obtained, by intending Applicants, at the Chief Magistrate's Office, on Week Days, between the Hours of 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.

By Order,

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

er

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th October, 1858.

NOTICE.

HARBOUR MAster's Office, 23d October, 1858. All Persons intending to apply for "Seamen's Boarding-house Licenses" for the Year 1858-9, under Ordinance- No. 6 of 1852, whether for Houses already occupied, or for new Boarding Houses, will send in their Applications in writing to this Office before Monday the 15th November next, stating the Name of the Applicant, the District number of the House, and whether the latter is now Licensed or not.

It is further notified, that preference will be given to large airy Houses situated on the Queen's Road to the westward of Gough Street Stairs.

i

A. L. INGLIS,

Harbour Master.

96

No. 45.

The Hongkong Government Gazettę.

[NOVEMBER 6, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In consequence of the re-opening of Trade at Canton, His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., IIet Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has instructed Mr ALCOCK to return to that Port, and resume his Consular functions.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th November, 1858.

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

G. W. CAINE.

His Excellenc ySIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has received from RUTHERFORD ALCOCK, Esquire, Her Majesty's Consul for Canton, the following Notification to the address of the British Residents and Shipmasters within the Port of Canton, which is hereby published for general information. By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th November, 1858.

NOTIFICATION.

G. W. CAINE.

CANTON, November 4th, 1858.

It is hereby notified for general information, that Her Majesty's Consul having resumed the duties of his Office at Canton this day, all Com- munications on Official Business are for the present to be forwarded between the Hours of Ten and Four o'clock, to the Office of the Senior Naval Officer, opposite the Commissariat Stores and Post-Office, until arrangements can be completed for the location of the Consular Establish ment where it may be easily accessible; and the better to meet the convenience of Shipmasters and Consignees in the interval, Her Majesty's Vice-Consul at Whampoa has been authorised to receive the Ships' Papers and Report of Arrival from Masters of Vessels. When a Vessel is ready to leave the Port, the Grand Chop, together with a Manifest of Cargo outwards, must be produced at the Consulate Office, at Canton, and the necessary steps will be taken for the delivery of a Consular Port Clearance and the Ship's Papers, as provided by the Port Regulations.

To the BRITISH RESIDENTS AND SHIPMASTERS,

within the Port of Canton.

(Signed)

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Canton.

True Copy,

H. F. HANCE.

Steam for

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT de galle, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, & SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA; with liberty to call at intermediate Ports or Places.

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA-

TION COMPANY's Steam-ship

66 CADIZ," Captain R. CURLING, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on MONDAY, the 15th November next, at 2 P.M.

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

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

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

MAXN. FISCHER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 29th October, 1858.

ME

NOTICE.

́R H. DUDDELL will act for me, during my

absence from this Colony.

G. DUDDELL

Victoria, Hongkong, 11th August, 1858,

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA, In the Matter of the ASIATIC MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE.

NOT

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that by an order made in this Matter bearing date the Seventh day of August last: It is ordered that such of the CREDITORS of the said ASIATIC MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE, as have not already come in and proved their Debts, do come in and prove their several Claims against the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office, on or before the First Saturday, in and fifty-nine. the Month of March, One thousand eight hundred

DENMAN & HATCH, Attornies for the Official Assignee.

4th September, 1858.

H

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr THOS.

DUNN in our Firm, ceused on the 30th of June last.

HEDGE & Co.

Foochow, 14th July, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised to sign our Firm.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

NOTICE.

THE

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP. THE Co-partnership heretofore existing in China under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIK

A. B. NEILSON, JR. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

TH

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE.

HE undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM- MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN, L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON. JR., WALTER L. PUNDIE, D. OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHard R. Tyers, are this day admit- ted Partner in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

Colony.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at

WBANGROK, SIAM, under the management of

MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign for us by procuration.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Singapore, 17th May, 1858,

OLYPHANT & Co.

NOTICE.

TR DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

H. F. EDWARDS. Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

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 caoh Repetition.

}

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 13TH NOVEMBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 182.

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.

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 Honourable SIR EDWARD BULWER LYTTON, Baronet, M.P., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance, namely,-

No. 9 of 1858, entitled-

"The Markets' Ordinance, 1858 .”

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 9th Day of November, 1858.

No. 106.

PROCLAMATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting 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:

Her Majesty's Pardon is hereby granted unto GEORGE WISE, at present confined in the Common Gaol at Victoria, under Sentence of Transportation,-on condition that he do not return to this Island or the Waters

thereof.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 10th Day of November, 1858.

No. 107.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

His Excellency The Governor having received Instructions from the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, to dispatch a party of Sixty Chinese Convicts to Labuan: Notice is hereby given, that Sealed Tenders for the conveyance of such Convicts to that Colony, will be received at this Office, up to Saturday, the 27th instant.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th November, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

98

The Hongkong

Government Gazette.

[NOVEMBER 13, 1858.

NOTICE.

Harbour Master's Office, 23d October, 1858.

All Persons intending to apply for "Seamen's Boarding-house Licenses" for the Year 1858-9, under Ordinance No. 6 of 1852, whether for Houses already occupied, or for new Boarding Houses, will send in their Applications in writing to this Office before Monday the 15th November next, stating the Name of the Applicant, the District number of the House, and whether the latter is now Licensed or not..

It is further notified, that preference will be given to large airy Houses situated on the Queen's Road to the westward of Gough Street Stairs.

NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on THURSD41, the Eighteenth day of November, a.d. 1858, at 12 o'clock at Noon.

TH

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

THE BRANCH ESTABLISHMENT of our Firm at CANTON is closed; and Mr E. H. STILL will act as our Agent at that Port.

LYALL, STILL & Co. Hongkong, 1st September, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS for Europe, &c., per Steamer "CADIZ,” will close on SUN- DAY, the 14th November, at 6 o'clock P.M.

THER

The usual SUPPlementary MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d., and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 18.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong,

1st November, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

NOTICE.

|

Steam for

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT De galle, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, & SOUTHAMPTON; BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA; with liberty to call at intermediate Ports or Places.

THE PENINSULAR & Oriental Steam NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship ·CADIZ,” Captain R. CURLING, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on MONDAY, the 15th November next, at 2 P.M.

THE

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 on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER, Superintendent. .

Peninsular & Oriental

́R H. DUDDELL will act for me, during my Steam Navigation Company's Office,

absence from this Colony.

MR

G. DUDDELL.

Victoria, Hongkong, 11th August, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

Hongkong, 29th October, 1858.

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our Firm at

WEBANGROR, SIAM, under the management of

R CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised MR C. H. H. WILSONE, who is authorized to sign

to sign our Firm.

for us by procuration.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

HAMILTON, GRAY & Co. Singapore, 17th May, 1858,

TH

A. L. INGLIS, Harbour Master.

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP. THE Co-partnership heretofore existing in China under the Style of NOTT & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Either Partner will sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIR.

A. B. NEILSON, Jr. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS.

China, 22d July, 1858

THI

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE.

HE undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL COM- MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name of OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT, WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. B. NEILSON, JR., WALTER L. PURDIE, D. OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit. ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

MR

OLYPHANT & Co.

NOTICE.

R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

H. F. EDWARDS.

Colony.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.

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

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

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 20TH NOVEMBER, 1858. VOL. IV. No. 183.

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,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No. 108.

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, by an Act of the Imperial Parliament of Great Britain and Ireland, passed in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Years of Her Majesty's Reign, entitled An Act for the Regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships, under the Third Clause thereof, it is enacted that "it shall be lawful for the Governor of Hongkong to declare by Procla- "mation for the purposes of this Act, what shall be deemed to be the duration of the Voyage of any Chinese "Passenger Ship ";

And whereas, in a Proclamation given under my hand and seal at the Government Offices at Victoria, Hong- kong, and bearing date the 26th Day of January, 1856, I, SIR JOHN BOWRING, did declare the Rule of Computation by which the length of the Voyage of any "Ship" carrying Chinese Passengers from Hongkong to the several Places named in the aforesaid Proclamation should be computed, and whereas the said Proclamation had reference only to

Ships propelled by sails":

46

Now therefore I, SIR JOHN BOWRING, Governor as aforesaid, by this my Proclamation issued for that purpose, do declare that the following shall be the Rule of Computation by which the Length of Voyage of any Vessel or Ship propelled by Steam, and also of any Ship or Vessel propelled by Sails with the aid of auxiliary screws worked by steam, carrying Chinese Passengers from Hongkong to the several Places hereinafter mentioned, shall be com- puted for the purposes of the Act above referred to; that is to say :-

Passage from Hongkong to the undermentioned Places for Ships propelled by steam.

IN THE MONTHS

October to March. | April to September.

4

(both inclusive.)

West Coast of America, South of the Equator,

California, or West Coast of America, North of the Equator,

...

52 days 74

44 days

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[NOVEMBER 20, 1858.

Passage from Hongkong to the undermentioned Places for Ships propelled by sails with the aid of auxiliary screws worked by steam.

IN THE MONTHS

October to March. April to September.

(both inclusive.)

West Coast of South America, South of the Equator,

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Given under my Hand and Seal of the Colony, at the Government Offices, Victoria, Hongkong, this 17th Day of November, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-eight, and in the Twenty-second Year of Her Majesty's Reign.

[L.S.]

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 109.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Scales of Fares for all Licensed Boats, and for the Hire of Sedan Chairs, Chair Coolies, and Porters, in this Colony, as proposed by the Registrar General, and sanctioned by His Excellency The Governor, under the Provisions of Section XVII of Ordinance No. 8 of 1858, are published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 19th November, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

SCALE OF BOAT FARES.

1st-Class Boats.

Cargo Boats,

Do.

"

per Day,

Trip,

$2.25

1.50

2d-Class Boats.

Cargo BoatS,

per Day,

$1.25

Do.

HAKOWS, Do.

39.

Trip,

0.75

Day,

1.25

39

Trip of One Hour,

0.25

3d-Class Boats.

PULLING BOATS OR SMALL HAKOWs, per Day,

$1. 0

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

دو

Trip of One Hour,

19

Trip of Half-an-Hour,

Night Trip of Half-an-Hour,

0 25

0 12

0.25

4th-Class Boats.

SAMPANS,

Do.

per Day,

$0.50

"

Trip of One Hour, 120 Cash, or

0.10

Do.

Trip of Half-an-Hour, 75 Cash, or

0.6

Do.

99

Night Trip of Half-an-Hour, 120 Cash, or

0.10

SCALE FOR THE HIRE OF SEDAN CHAIRS.

COVERED CHAIRS,

per Day,

Do.

כל

Half-a-Day,

Do.

19

Open, or Bamboo CHAIRS,

Hour, Day,

Do. Do.

"

Half Day,

Hour,

$0.40

0.25

0.10

0.25

0.12

0. 5

"

SCALE OF COOLIE HIRE.

Chair Coolies.

EACH MAN,

Do.

per Day, Cash 395, or

$0.33

"

Half Day, Cash 200, or

0.17

Do.

"

Trip of One Hour, Cash 75, or

0.6

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[NOVEMBER 20, 1858.

Passage from Hongkong to the undermentioned Places for Ships propelled by sails with the aid of auxiliary screws worked by steam.

IN THE MONTHS

October to March. April to September.

(both inclusive.)

West Coast of South America, South of the Equator,

California, or West Coast of America, North of the Equator,-

**

76 days 97

59 days 97

19

...

...

...

""

Sandwich Islands,

...

...

...

...

...

...

:

58

44

"

70

70

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New Caledonia,

...

""

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

Western Australia,

Sydney, Melbourne, or South Australia,

Van Diemen's Land,

...

...

...

...

:

51

65

""

34

46

...

...

...

50

62

""

...

...

...

...

...

59

70

New Zealand,

""

...

...

...

Manila,

...

F:..

16

16

""

...

***

...

...

**

15

30

Singapore,

...

...

...

...

...

...

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15.

20

40

...

""

Batavia,

...

...

35

52 ""

Ceylon,

...

...

...

...

Bombay,

Mauritius,

...

Madras and Calcutta,

Cape of Good Hope,

West Indies, or East Coast of America,

39

53

...

17

""

...

...

...

47

61

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

"

""

48

61

...

35

91

...

10

***

57

69

"

""

...

***

Great Britain and Europe,

Siam,

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

:

:

121

136 ""

"

130

143 ""

15

...

...

30 19

Given under my Hand and Seal of the Colony, at the Government Offices, Victoria, Hongkong, this 17th Day of November, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-eight, and in the Twenty-second Year of Her Majesty's Reign.

[L.S.]

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 109.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Scales of Fares for all Licensed Boats, and for the Hire of Sedan Chairs, Chair Coolies, and Porters, in this Colony, as proposed by the Registrar General, and sanctioned by His Excellency The Governor, under the Provisions of Section XVII of Ordinance No. 8 of 1858, are published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 19th November, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

SCALE OF BOAT FARES.

1st-Class Boats.

Cargo Boats,

Do.

"

per Day,

Trip,

$2.25

1.50

2d-Class Boats.

Cargo BoatS,

per Day,

$1.25

Do.

HAKOWS, Do.

39.

Trip,

0.75

Day,

1.25

39

Trip of One Hour,

0.25

3d-Class Boats.

PULLING BOATS OR SMALL HAKOWs, per Day,

$1. 0

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

دو

Trip of One Hour,

19

Trip of Half-an-Hour,

Night Trip of Half-an-Hour,

0 25

0 12

0.25

4th-Class Boats.

SAMPANS,

Do.

per Day,

$0.50

"

Trip of One Hour, 120 Cash, or

0.10

Do.

Trip of Half-an-Hour, 75 Cash, or

0.6

Do.

99

Night Trip of Half-an-Hour, 120 Cash, or

0.10

SCALE FOR THE HIRE OF SEDAN CHAIRS.

COVERED CHAIRS,

per Day,

Do.

כל

Half-a-Day,

Do.

19

Open, or Bamboo CHAIRS,

Hour, Day,

Do. Do.

"

Half Day,

Hour,

$0.40

0.25

0.10

0.25

0.12

0. 5

"

SCALE OF COOLIE HIRE.

Chair Coolies.

EACH MAN,

Do.

per Day, Cash 395, or

$0.33

"

Half Day, Cash 200, or

0.17

Do.

"

Trip of One Hour, Cash 75, or

0.6

NOVEMBER 20, 1858.]

EACH MAN,

Do.

Do..

The Hongkong Goverment Gazette.

STREET COOLIES OR LABOURERS.

per Day, Cash 240, or

95

Half Day, Cash 120, gr

Job of One Hour, Cash 50, or

NorE.– The Day is not to exceed 12 hours, ending at 6 P.M.

$0.20

0.10

0.4

For any particular service parties may make private agreements.

101

香港安撫華民政務司擬定

每日辰早六點鐘起至午後六點鐘止爲一日 倘有別樣僱用准該船主與主家當面另議工價

其僱船艇主家亦不得擅自減刻 照此例式凡各艇人等不得額外勒取多收 夜問或開或埋每次半點鐘收銀十先士 散工或開或埋每次半點鐘收銀六先士 散工或開或埋每次一點鐘收銀十先士

總憲准行頒示通諭知悉 大小船艇載貨送客開埋工費限價程式

第四號小艇每日准收工銀五十先士

夜間或開或埋每次半點鐘准收銀 五先 散工或開或埋每次限半點鐘准收銀十二先士 散工或開或埋每次限一點鐘久准收銀 五先士

第三號三扒三板艇每日准收工銀一元

或開或埋每次限一點鐘久准收銀卄五士 蝦苟艇毎日准收艇費銀一元廿五先士 散工每貨一艇准收費銀七十五先士 第二號中盤艇每日准收載費銀一元十五先士

散工每貨一艇准收載費銀一元五十先士 第一號大盤艇每日准收載費覦二元廿五先士

一千八百五十八

日治發

每頂一點鐘准收銀五先士 每頂半日准收銀十二先士

總憲准行頒示通諭知悉遵照

每頂一點鐘准收銀十先士

凡竹轎每項每日准收賃資銀二十五先士

各轎賃資及抬轎桃夫工價程式

每頂半日准收銀二十五先士

凡油衣轎每頂每日准收賃資價銀四十先士

香港安撫華民政務司擬定

倘有異樣工程役事准其兩下當面另議工價賃資

其僱用轎及夫役主家亦不得擅行減刻 遵此例式凡夫役轎人等不得額外勒取多收 每日自辰早六點鐘起至午後六點鐘止爲一

凡桃夫每名每日准收工銀二十先士或二百四十文銅錢 每名每次當役一點鐘准收工銀四先士或五十文銅錢

凡轎夫每名每日准收工銀世三先士或三百九十五銅錢 每名每次當役半日准收工銀十先士或一百廿文銅錢 每名每次當役一點鐘准收工銀六先士或七十五文銅錢 每名每次當役半日准收工銀十七先士或二百文銅錢

一千八百五十八年十一月十九

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and

or,

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Steam for

The

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA-

TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “PEKIN, Captain R. BURNE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Spreie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on MONDAY, the 29th November meal, at 2 r.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 27th; SPECIE until Noon on the 28th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 28th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

Hongkong Government Gazettę.

In re GEC. MACALISTER, deceased.

[NOVEMBER 20, 1859.

DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.

Tu

NOTICE All Persons having any Claims against Ce partnership heretofore existing in CL.

the said Estate, are to send on or before the 31st day of December, 1858, for examination; and also Persons indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make immediate payment to

WM. THOM, Administrator.

Hongkong, 20th November, 1858.

NOTICE.

THE BRANCH ESTABLISHMENT of our Firm at CANTON is closed; and Mr E. A. STILL will act as our Agent at that Port.

LYALL, STILL & Co. Hongkong, 1st September, 1858.

NOTICE.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value to sign our Firm.

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 on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 15th November, 1838.

NOTICE.

R H. DUDDELL will act for me, during my

absence from this Colony.

MR

G. DUDDELL. Victoria, Hongkong, 11th August, 1858.

R CHARLES W. HUDSON is authorised

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

H. F. EDWARDS.

Colony.

Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

COPPER-PLATE PRINTING. ERSONS having ENGRAVED PLATES may have VISITING CARDS (Enamelled or Plain) printed from them at the Office of the “ China Mail."

PER

under Style of NOTT & is this

Either Partner w... dissolved by mutual consent. sign the name in liquidation.

WILLIAM NOTT,

By his Attorney, WALTER L. PURDIS

A. B. NEILSON, Jr. WALTER L. PURDIE. D. OLYPHANT VAIL. RICHARD R. TYERS..

China, 22d July, 1858

CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE.

HE undersigned have formed a Co-Partners

for the purpose of carrying on a GENERAL CO MISSION BUSINESS IN CHINA, under the name f OLYPHANT & Co.

R. M. OLYPHANT. WM. W. PARKIN. L. N. HITCHCOCK.

New York, May 8th, 1858.

Referring to the foregoing notice, Messrs A. R NEILSON, JR., WALTER L. PURDIE, D. OLYPHANT VAIL, and RICHARD R. TYERS, are this day admit- ted Partners in our Firm.

China, 22d July, 1858.

OLYPHANT & Co.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong-

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thirtyo

Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under,... Dollar; cach Additional Line, Twenty Cents-0- half of these charges for each Repetition.

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NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 27TH NOVEMBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 184.

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. 112.

PROCLAMATION.

JOHN BOW.RING.

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.

Her Majesty's Pardon is hereby granted unto GEORGE HENRY FOREST, at present confined in the Common Gaol at Victoria, under Sentence of Transportation,-on condition that he do not return to this Island or the Waters thereof.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 24th Day of November, 1858.

No. 110,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified for general information, that His Excellency Governor SIR JOHN BOWRING, having had under consideration the high Price of Provisions exposed for Sale at the Government Markets, has been pleased to. approve of a reduction of the average Scale of Rates hitherto paid Monthly by the Lessees of the Shops and Stalls in those several Markets, in the following proportions, that is to say: The Rent Roll of Thirteen Shops in the Western Market, varying from Fifty-five to Twenty Dollars per Month, has been reduced to ratos varying from Twenty-eight to Twenty Dollars per Month.

And the Rent Roll of Fifty-five Shops in the Central Market, has been modified from an average Rate of Seventy-five to Twenty-eight Dollars, to one varying from Twenty-eight to Twenty-four Dollars.

The letting of the Stalls at the several Markets averaging from Two Dollars Fifty Cents, Two Dollars Twenty-five Cents, and Two Dollars, have been reduced to rates varying Two Dollars Fifty Cots, Two Dollars, and One Dollar Twenty-five Cents.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING has further been pleased to exempt the Lessees of the Shops and Stalls in the several Markets, from all Police and Lighting Rates.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th November, 1858,

No. 111.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The Honourable WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Colonial Secretary, having returned to the Colony, has is day resumed the duties of his Office, and also his functions as a Member of the Executive and Legislative Councils of Hongkong.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th November, 1858.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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No. 113.

The Hongkong Government Gazettę.

[NOVEMBER 27, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, being about to proceed to Manila on Medical Certificate, the Governmont of the Colony will be administered, from Monday the 29th instant, and during his absence, by The Honourable Lieutenant-Colonel CAINE, Lieutenant-Governor.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Offico, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th November, 1858.

No. 47.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., &c., has received a Despatch from His Excellency the Captain General of the Philippines, dated Manila, 23d instant, advising him that Her Most Catholic Majesty has been pleased to approve of the Decree of 20 July, 1858, regarding the Importation of Rice and Paddy; and, on the 10th of November, and until further disposition, it was decreed by His Excellency the Captain General:-

1. That tho Ports of the Philippine Islands declared open for the Free Importation of Rice and Paddy, are

Manila, Sual, Iloilo, and Zamboanga.

2. That the Royal Order of 29th April, 1856, continues in force as regards Exportation of Rice and Paddy. 3. That the Privileges conceded for the current year as regards Wheat, Beans, and Cocoanut Oil, are to

cease on the 31st December, excepting in the cases provided for.

The above is published for the information of those concerned.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th November, 1858.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

G. W. CAINE.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., being about temporarily to leave the Colony on Medical Certificate: Notice is hereby given, that all Communications connected with the Superintendency of Trade, are to be addressed to GEORGE WHITTINGHAM CAINE, Esquire, Officiating Secretary to H.M.'s Plenipotentiary, who will be left in charge of the current business of the office.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th November, 1858.

NOTICE.

GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.

G. W. CAINE.

Parents and Guardians are hereby informed, that Schools for gratuitous instruction have been established by the Government of Hongkong within the City of Victoria and throughout the Island, wherein the Chinese Elemen- tary Books, their Classics, Geography, &c., and the English Language, are taught by competent Native Teachers.

As the Government provide School-rooms and pay the Teachers' Salaries, no School Fee can be demanded; but a Sum not exceeding 25 Cash per Month, in lieu of Tea, will be expected from each Pupil.

Any Parent or Guardian finding the Teachers neglect their duty, by fretting away the time devoted to the instruction of the Pupils, or by any want of consideration to the aptitude of each Scholar, or by refusing to admit them, without sufficient cause, to the advantages of any specified study, are earnestly requested to give immediate information of the same either to the Bishop of Victoria at St Paul's College, or to the Rev. J. Chalmers at the London Mission House, or to J. Scarth, Esquire, J.P., Queen's Road (Chung-wan), or to the Rev. W. Lobscheid, on Hospital Hill (Wan-haiy).

Upon an investigation into any of the above grounds of complaint, or into any other irregularities resulting into an unfavourable finding by the Members of the Educational Committee, any Teacher found wanting in any specified or other just requirement, shall be subjected to removal from his School.

Any Parent or Guardian acquainted with able Teachers, are particularly requested to communicate their names and pretensions in the event of any vacancy, as such recommendations would have due weight in the choice of a Candidate.

Petitions for the establishment of New Schools may also be sent to the before-named Gentlemen.

The Hours of Tuition are,-

from 6 to 8 o'clock A.M.

9 to 12 do. do.

"

"

1 to -past 4 P.M.

-during which time the Teachers are not permitted to leave their Schools or to receive Visitors without special permission previously granted.

W. LOBSCHEID,

Inspector Government Schools.

Victoria, Hongkong, November 23, 1858.

JOHN SCARTH, J.P.,

Member of the Committee Superintending Chinese Schools.

NOVEMBER 27, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

POSTPONEMENT OF DEPARTURE OF THE MAIL STEAMER “PEKIN.”

A

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer The urgent request of the MBRCANTILE COM-TPEKIN," will close on MONDAN, the

the Departure of the P. & O. S. N. 29th November, at 6 o'clock P.M. CG Steamer “PEKIN,” with Mails for England, Ar, &c., is postponed until TUESDAY, the 30th November, at 2. P.M.

MUNITY,

MAXN. FISCHER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Sam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 27th November, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

R ROBERT SCOTT WALKER has joined our Firm, which will, from this day, be carried under the title of WALKER, BORRADAILE & Co.

THOS. S. BORRADAILE & Co. Hongkong, 25th November, 1858,

1

MR

NOTICE.

H. DUDDELL will act for me, during my absence from this Colony.

G. DUDDELL.

Victoria, Hongkong, 11th August, 1858,

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d., and PAPERS ld.; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s., on each LETTER, and 2d., on each PAPER.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 1 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post Office, Hongkong,

27th November, 1858.

MR

Colony.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

NOTICE.

[R DOUGLAS LAPRAIK will act as my Attorney during my absence from this

H. F. EDWARDS. Hongkong, 26th June, 1858.

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In re GEO. MACALISTER, deceased. OTICE,-All Persons having any Claims against the said Estate, are requested to send them in, on or before the 31st day of December, 1858, for examination; and also Persons indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make immediate payment to

WM. THOM, Administrator.

Hongkong, 20th November, 1858.

NOTICE.

ПHE BRANCH ESTABLISHMENT of our Firm at CANTON is closed; and Mr E. A. STILL will act as our Agent at that Port.

LYALL, STILL & Co.

Hongkong, 1st September, 1858.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 4TH DECEMBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 185.

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.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 25 of 1858.

MONDAY, 1st NOVEMBER, 1858.

PRESENT:

His EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR AND ALL THE MEMBERS, EXCEPT THE HONOURABLE THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR, and the Chief Magistrate, absent on leave.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

His Excellency The Governor announced, that he had appointed William Hepburn Rennie, Esquire, Auditor General, to be a Provisional Member of this Council, and that Officer being in attendance, was sworn in, and took his seat accordingly.

The Minutes of the Council, held on the 21st October, were read and approved.

The Governor stated that, under instructions from The Secretary of State, to whom the subject had been referred, a Proclamation will soon be issued by His Excellency, regulating the length of Voyages of Steam Vessels carrying Chinese Passengers from Hongkong, to various parts of the World.

The Ordinance for defraying the Supplementary Charges of the Civil Establishments for the Year 1858, was further

discussed in Committee, and agreed to.

Preamble agreed to.

The Governor put the Question, that the Ordinance do pass, and that the Title be-" An Ordinance to authorize "the application of a Sum not exceeding Twenty-five Thousand Pounds, to defray the Supplementary contingent "Charges for the Year, 1858."

Question put and passed, and the Ordinance was numbered "No. 14 of 1858!"

Ordered, that the said Ordinance be published in the next Government Gazette.

The Governor put the Question, that the Ordinance for the erection of a Praya' in front of the City of Victoria, be

read a second time; whereupon-

Debate ensuing,

It was agreed that the said Ordinance be read a second time, and committed, on Tuesday, the 16th instant.

His Excellency laid on the Table a Draft Ordinance for defraying the charges of the Colonial Government for the

Year 1859,-It was read a first time, and ordered to be printed for circulation amongst Members.

It was agreed, that the said Ordinance be read a second time on the 16th instant.

Resolved, that the Council do adjourn to Tuesday, the 16th November, at 12 o'clock precisely.

Read and approved, this 4th Day of December, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

W. CAINE, Acting Governor.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

[DECEMBER 4, 1858.

It is hereby notified, that the Government Notification of 23d October last, wherein was intimated the first reading of "An Ordinance to provide for the erection of a Public Way, along the Water Frontage of the City of Victoria," is cancelled by advice of the Legislative Council; and The Honourable the Acting Governor directs it to be made known, to all concerned, that in conformity with Clause XXIX of the Standing Orders under which the Council is ruled (vide Government Gazette of 17th July last,) the said Ordinance will be considered at the expiration of One Month from the present date.

By Order,

Council Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th December, 1858.

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

Translation of Government Notification No. 110, of 24th November, 1858, (published in last "Govern- ment Gazette," announcing reduction in the Rental of Shops and Stalls in the Government Markets, and their exemption from the Police Tax and Lighting Rate.

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DECEMBER 4, 1858.]

Steam for

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, NGAPORE, PENANG, POINT de galle, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

& SOUTHAMPTON;

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BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & Oriental STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship NORNA, ton ROGERS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- pers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the Le Places, on WEDNESDAY,the 15th December,

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

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, e at the Peninsular & OrientalSteam Navigation pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

*REQUIRED.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value De Packages for the Overland Route is required he Egyptian Government, and must be delivered the shipper to the Company's Agents with the of Lading or with Parcels; and the Company do d themselves responsible for any Detention or alice which may happen from incorrectness on

declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental in Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 1st December, 1858.

COPPER-PLATE PRINTING. ERSONS having ENGRAVED PLATES may have VISITING CARDS (Enamelled or Plain) pted from them at the Office of the “ China Mail,"

IN THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG.

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OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-That an INTERMEDIATE SITTING of the above Court, will be held at One o’Clock_r.m., on FRIDAY, the 10th day of December instant.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar. Hongkong, 4th day of December, 1858.

In the Estate of GEO. D. BONNY MAN, late Muster of the “ Chinchia,” deccased. ́OTICE.-All parties having Claims against the above named Estate, are requested to notify the same to the undersigned, before the 1st day of February, 1859.

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ROBT. H. CAIRNS, Administrator.

Hongkong, 1st December, 1858.

NOTICE.

E have established a BRANCH of our House at

WB Hongkong.

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NOTICE.

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R ROBERT SCOTT WALKER has joined our Firm, which will, from this day, be carried on under the title of WALKER, BORRADAILE & Co.

THOS. S. BORRADAILE & Co. Hongkong, 25th November, 1858,

In re GEO. MACALISTER, deceased. ́OTICE,—All Persons having any Claims against

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the said Estate, are requested to send them in, on or before the 31st day of December, 1858, for examination; and also Persons indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make immediate payment to

WM. THOM, Administrator.

Hongkong, 20th November, 1858.

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA. In the Matter of the ASIATIC Marine INSURANCE Office.

FOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that by an order made in this Matter bearing date the

MR ROWLAND HAMILTON, and MR HU-Seventh day of August last: It is ordered that BERT MARSHALL MURRAY GRAY, are ad- mitted Partners in our Firni.

MR ROBERT RICHARD WESTALL will sign for us in China per Procuration.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. Shanghae, 18th November, 1858.

Offices in the House occupied by the late Mr EDGER, Queen's Road, Hongkong.

NOTICE. ППHE BRANCH ESTABLISHMENT of our Firm |

at CANTON is closed; and Mr E. A. STILL will act as our Agent at that Port.

TH

LYALL, STILL & Co. Hongkong, 1st September, 1858.

such of the CREDITORS of the said ASIATIC MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE, as have not already como in and proved their Debts, do come in and prove their several Claims against the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office, on or before the First Saturday, in the Month of March, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine.

DENMAN & HATCH, Attornies for the Official Assignee.

4th September, 1858.

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THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 11TH DECEMBER, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 186.

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.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 26 of 1858.

SATURDAY, 4th DECEMBER, 1858.

THE HONOURABLE THE ACTING GOVERNOR PRESIDING, AND ALL THE MEMBERS PRESENT, EXCEPT THE CHIEF JUSTICE, absent on JUDICIAL BUSINESS.

The Meeting of the Council which stood adjourned to Tuesday, the 16th November last, having been postponed till further notice, by order of His Excellency The Governor, the Council met to-day by Special Summons. The Minutes of the Council held on the 1st November, were read and approved.

Mr Lyall moved, pursuant to Notice, that the Protest of the unofficial Members of the Legislative Council, against the appointment of the Auditor General to a seat in the Council, which has been forwarded to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, be read and recorded on the Minutes of the said Council.

Question put and passed ;-whereupon, Mr Lyall read the following Protest,-

"We, the undersigned unofficial Members of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, desire to record our protest against the addition by His Excellency Sir John Bowring, of another Official Member to the Legislative Council, by his unexpected nomination of the Auditor General. Personally we can have no objection to the gentleman so appointed, whose abilities and official position might give him a fair claim to a seat in the Council whenever a vacancy occurs by any one of those Officers, whose functions do not necessarily demand their presence in Council.

"The grounds of our objection are, that, in contravention of what was understood to be a settled limitation of the number of the Legislative Councillors at the re-organisation of the Council in 1857, Sir John Bowring has since caused to be added two Official Members to a body, in which the official seats were already twice the number of the non-official ones. This disproportion is now increased to Eight against Three, and what consequently might be considered as to a certain extent the exposition of the opinions and wishes of this wealthy and influential Community, is altogether lost by this preponderance.

"The history of the Legislative Council will render it apparent, that it is not without strong reasons the undersigned feel com- pelled to intervene in this matter. Originally it consisted solely of the Governor and three or four Officers of the local government. As this community increased in importance, it was deemed advisable to add two un-official Members as the exponents of the wishes of the Community, and the Counsellors of the Governor in Commercial and Local matters. On Sir John Bowring becoming Governor, the Legislative Council was presided over by the Lieutenant-Governor, and consisted of Six Members, four Officials including the President, and two Non-officials. In 1855 a proposition was submitted to Mr Secretary Labouchere, for enlarging the basis of the Legislative Council, and introducing to it four additional Official and three Non-official Members, giving a total of thirteen Members exclusive of the- Governor. Mr Labouchere disapproved of so great an enlargement, but sanctioned a moderate addition, which was given effect to by the introduction of the Colonial Treasurer, the Chief Magistrate, and one of ourselves, the relative proportions being thus preserved-the- Council then consisting of six Officers of Government, and three Members of the Community.

"Sir John Bowring has, however, since deemed it necessary to introduce the Surveyor General, (we believe by orders from home,) and the Auditor General to the Council, and has thus arrived at the number of Official Members, Eight-proposed by him, and dis- approved of by Mr Labouchere, whereas the Non-official element during the same period has been increased by only one.

do not, in thus protesting, wish to arrogate to ourselves any right to interfere with the exercise of the functions of the office of Gover but we deem it absolutely necessary that the decision of the Imperial Government as to the extent to which the Governor can increase the official seats in the Legislative Council be distinctly made known. There are now eight such, and as there may possibly be more before the close of another year, it is our deliberate conviction, that it would be infinitely preferable there were no Non- official Members, than that they should continue as at present component parts of a Council so constituted.

"We respectfully submit to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, the following as the only practical solution of the difficulty caused by His Excellency the Governor: Either the nomination of the Auditor General should remain in abeyance, until the original number of six Official Members be returned to, by vacancies occurring; or the original proposition of Sir John Bowring as to the number of Non-official Members should also be carried out.

1

(Signed,)

"

“J. JARDINE.” “G. LYALL.”

“J. DENT.”.

"Hongkong, 20th November, 1858."

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The Hongkong

Government Gazette.

[DECEMBER 11, 1858.

Ordered, that the said Protest be entered upon the Minutes.

The Chairman of the Select Committee, which had been appointed, on the 8th October last, to report the Conditions. upon which the Colonial Government might properly take charge of the Post-Office at Hongkong, brought up the following Report,-

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

EXTRACT FROM VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS.

Friday 8th October."

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"The Governor recommended that a Committee, consisting of the Acting Colonial Secretary and two non-Official Members of this Council, should be appointed to report the conditions upon which the Colonial Government might properly take charge of the Post Office at Hongkong.

"Whereupon, it was moved by the Chief Magistrate, and seconded by the Surveyor General, that Mr Jardine and Mr Lyall, with the Acting Colonial Secretary, be appointed a Committee to report the Conditions upon which the Colonial Government might properly take charge of the Post Office at Hongkong.

"Mr Lyall objecting to his nomination on the ground that he had already served in the recent Caldwell Inquiry Commission, which had

absorbed much of his time ;—

It was moved by the Chief Magistrate, seconded by the Surveyor General, and unanimously agreed to,-that Mr Lyall be excused;

and that such Committee do consist of the Acting Colonial Secretary, Mr Jardine, and Mr Dent."

Your Committee having met, pursuant to the above Resolution, on the 8th and 21st of October, and on the 1st ultimo, and having had before them the correspondence enumerated in the margin which passed in 1855, between the Post-Master General in England, the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and the Colonial Department, with regard to the transfer of the IIongkong Post- Office from Imperial to Local control.

Your Committee have now to report to Your Excellency and Council, that after a careful consideration of the arrangement proposed, in July 1855, by the Post-Master General (Lord Canning), they are of opinion that the Government of Hongkong-upon assuming the control of the Post-Office here-would only be entitled "to One Penny, out of the uniform rute of Sixpence, per Single Latter, which is now charged upon Colonial Correspondence to and from the United Kingdom, and on the other hand that this "Colony would be required to bear all the expenses of its Post-Office, now defrayed by the General Post-Office in England."

And your Committee have ascertained from the Acting Post-Master at Hongkong, that One Penny per Single Letter to and from the United Kingdom, would only yield a Revenue of £816.11.9 per Annum, whereas the maintenance of the Post-Office amounts to £3,505 per Anoum, shewing thereby a clear loss to the Colony of £2,688.8.3 if the proposal of the Post-Master General were enter-

tained.

Under these circumstances, as stated above, your Committee have to certify to your Excellency and Council, against the proposed transfer of the Post-Office at Hongkong from Imperial to Local control.

But your Committee, anxious, if possible, to meet the views of the Home Authorities, would beg to submit that the concessions by the General Post Office in England, of

(1.) A One Penny rate to the Local Government on all Letters to and from England.

(2.) A One Penny rate on all Foreign Letters to and from Hongkong, passing through England.

(3.) A One Penny rate on all Letters to and from India by the Contract Mail Packets.

(4.) Together with the abandonment to the Local Treasury of the full Postage on all Ship Letters, as well as on those to and

from the Consular Ports; and.

(5.) Of all Fees on "Late Letters.”

Your Committee have to remark that these concessions might have induced your Committee to report less unfavorably upon the contemplated transfer.

Your Committee would therefore suggest, that a Despatch embodying the above proposals be submitted, with the concurrence of Your Excellency and Council, for the consideration of the llome Government.

In conclusion, your Committee would beg to state for the information of Your Excellency and Council, that in arriving at these opinions, every assistance and information they could desire has been afforded them by the Acting Post Master at Hongkong.

FRED. FORTII J JARDINE. JOHN DENT.

* 14th July, 17th Octobor, and 27th August 1855

And the rame having been read, and received,

The Acting Governor put the Question, that tho said Report bo adopted by this Council, Question put, and passed,

Na

Tho Acting Governor stated, that he could not proceed to the second reading of the Ordinance for the erection of a-Public Way, along the Water Frontage of the City of Victoria, (as was agreed upon at the last Meeting,) for such reading would be in contravention of the 29th Clause of the Standing Orders and Rules for the Legis lative Council of Hongkong, which stands thus: When any Ordinance shall be proposed whereby vested "rights and interests of property will be unavoidably affected, due Notice shall be given to all Parties concerned "by Notification in the Government Gazette, One Month before the first reading of such Ordinance; "and such Notification shall appear at least Three Times in the said Gazette; and, before going into Committee "on the said Ordinance, the same shall be published Three Times in the said Gazette."

Whereupon, it was unanimously resolved, that the Proceedings of this Council, of the 21st October and 1st November last, in regard to the said Ordinance, be cancelled, and that consideration of the same he had at the expiration of One Month from the present date.

The following Notification was then unanimously agreed to, and ordered to be published in to-day's Government

Gazette:-

"GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

"It is hereby notified, that the Government Notification of 23d October last, wherein was intimated the first reading of ' An Ordinance to provide for the erection of a Public Way, along the Water Frontage of the City of Victoria,' is cancelled by advice of the Legislative Council; and The Honourable The Acting Governor directs it to be made known to all concerned, that in conformity with Clause XXIX of the Standing Orders under which the Council is ruled, (vide Government Gazette of 17th July last,) the said Ordinance will be considered at the expiration of One Month from the present date.”

"By Order,"

"Council Chamber, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th December, 1858."

* Clerk of Councils."

The Ordinance for defraying the Charges of the Colonial Government for the Year 1859, was read a second time,— And the Council went into Committee upon the Estimates for the said Year.

The various items for the expense of the several Establishments were agreed to.

It was moved by the Colonial Secretary, seconded by Mr Lyall, and carried unanimously,-That a Sum not exceed- ing 25,000 be added to the Estimates for the purpose of immediately carrying out engagements long since entered into between the Government and certain Marine Lot-holders, for the completion of the Public Way in course of construction in front of their respective Lots, and also for extending the said Works in front of the Central Market.

:

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several items for Public Works were discussed, and, on representation of the Surveyor General, it was agreed that the final consideration of such Works be deferred till the next Meeting of the Council.

was resolved, that this Council do adjourn to Wednesday, the 8th instant, at 12 o'clock; and the Council

adjourned accordingly.

Read and approved, this 8th Day of December, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Է

W. CAINE, Acting Governor.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

No. 15 of 1858.

By The Honourable Lieutenant-Colonel WILLIAM CAINE, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

An Ordinance to apply a Sum not exceeding Seventy-six Thousand Pounds to the Public

Service of the Year 1859.

[8th December, 1858.] Whereas the Expenditure required for the Service of this Colony for the Year 1859, has been timated at the Sum of Seventy-five Thousand Nine Hundred and Eight Pounds, Five Shillings, and Five Be it enacted and ordained by The Honourable The Acting Governor of Hongkong, with the dvice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

nce:

I. A Sum not exceeding Seventy-six Thousand Pounds shall be and the same is hereby charged upon e Revenue of this Colony for the Service of the Year 1859, and the said Sum so charged shall be ex- nded as hereinafter specified, that is to say :-

CIVIL ESTABLISHMENTS.—

The Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Colonial Secretary, Colonial Treasurer,

Auditor General, Surveyor General,

Clerk of Councils,

Registrar General,

Harbour Master and Emigration Officer,

JUDICIAL ESTABLISHMENT,

ECCLESIASTICAL do,

CHARITABLE ALLOWANCES,

EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT,

MEDICAL

CHIEF MAGISTRATE,

POLICE,

GAOLS.

do.,

£ 8. d. 450 Ο 0 2,250 0 0

3,298 6 8

1,905 0 0

0

1.365 0

2,520

210 ( 2.642 ( 0

2.022 10

6,745 0

0

800 17 0

100 0

1,500 0

2,330 0

3.304 10

PENSIONS, RETIRED ALLOWANCES, AND GRATUITIES,

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES,

WORKS AND BUILDINGS,

12,477 0

3,785 0 0 100 0 0 100 0

20,790 12

0

Estimates, 1859.

ROADS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES,

SPECIAL EXPENSES, &c.,

6,912 9 9 300 0 0

£75,908 5 5

II. That out of the Sum of Twenty Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Pounds and Twelve Special Appropria- lings, so authorized as aresaid to be expended, during the Year 1859, on Works and Buildings, the tion of Sums for Works

and Buildings. im of Five Thousand Pounds shall be expended on certain Works already planned under direction of the rveyor General, for the purpose of carrying out engagements long since entered into between the Govern- rent and certain Marine Lot-holders, for the completion of the Public Way in front of the Lower Bazaar and Central Market.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

No. 114.

this 8th Day of December, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE.

Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Monday the 20th instant, for the dermentioned Services, viz :-

No. 1.-For the Completion of the Repair and Widening of the Road from Bonham Road to Pokefulum. No. 2.-For the Repair and Completion of Road from Pokefulum to Aberdeen.

No. 3.-For the Construction of Tanks at Glenealy, and Taipingshan; also the Rate per Man per Day

for First-class Bricklayers, Stone-Masons, and Coolies.

No. 4.-Construction of the Bowring Praya in front of the Central Market, &c.

No. 5.—Construction of certain Portions of the Bowring Praya in the Lower Bazaar.

Plans and Specifications may be seen, and any information obtained, at the Surveyor General's Office, between e hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th December, 1858.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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113.

several items for Public Works were discussed, and, on representation of the Surveyor General, it was agreed that the final consideration of such Works be deferred till the next Meeting of the Council.

was resolved, that this Council do adjourn to Wednesday, the 8th instant, at 12 o'clock; and the Council

adjourned accordingly.

Read and approved, this 8th Day of December, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Է

W. CAINE, Acting Governor.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

No. 15 of 1858.

By The Honourable Lieutenant-Colonel WILLIAM CAINE, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

An Ordinance to apply a Sum not exceeding Seventy-six Thousand Pounds to the Public

Service of the Year 1859.

[8th December, 1858.] Whereas the Expenditure required for the Service of this Colony for the Year 1859, has been timated at the Sum of Seventy-five Thousand Nine Hundred and Eight Pounds, Five Shillings, and Five Be it enacted and ordained by The Honourable The Acting Governor of Hongkong, with the dvice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

nce:

I. A Sum not exceeding Seventy-six Thousand Pounds shall be and the same is hereby charged upon e Revenue of this Colony for the Service of the Year 1859, and the said Sum so charged shall be ex- nded as hereinafter specified, that is to say :-

CIVIL ESTABLISHMENTS.—

The Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Colonial Secretary, Colonial Treasurer,

Auditor General, Surveyor General,

Clerk of Councils,

Registrar General,

Harbour Master and Emigration Officer,

JUDICIAL ESTABLISHMENT,

ECCLESIASTICAL do,

CHARITABLE ALLOWANCES,

EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT,

MEDICAL

CHIEF MAGISTRATE,

POLICE,

GAOLS.

do.,

£ 8. d. 450 Ο 0 2,250 0 0

3,298 6 8

1,905 0 0

0

1.365 0

2,520

210 ( 2.642 ( 0

2.022 10

6,745 0

0

800 17 0

100 0

1,500 0

2,330 0

3.304 10

PENSIONS, RETIRED ALLOWANCES, AND GRATUITIES,

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES,

WORKS AND BUILDINGS,

12,477 0

3,785 0 0 100 0 0 100 0

20,790 12

0

Estimates, 1859.

ROADS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES,

SPECIAL EXPENSES, &c.,

6,912 9 9 300 0 0

£75,908 5 5

II. That out of the Sum of Twenty Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Pounds and Twelve Special Appropria- lings, so authorized as aresaid to be expended, during the Year 1859, on Works and Buildings, the tion of Sums for Works

and Buildings. im of Five Thousand Pounds shall be expended on certain Works already planned under direction of the rveyor General, for the purpose of carrying out engagements long since entered into between the Govern- rent and certain Marine Lot-holders, for the completion of the Public Way in front of the Lower Bazaar and Central Market.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

No. 114.

this 8th Day of December, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE.

Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Monday the 20th instant, for the dermentioned Services, viz :-

No. 1.-For the Completion of the Repair and Widening of the Road from Bonham Road to Pokefulum. No. 2.-For the Repair and Completion of Road from Pokefulum to Aberdeen.

No. 3.-For the Construction of Tanks at Glenealy, and Taipingshan; also the Rate per Man per Day

for First-class Bricklayers, Stone-Masons, and Coolies.

No. 4.-Construction of the Bowring Praya in front of the Central Market, &c.

No. 5.—Construction of certain Portions of the Bowring Praya in the Lower Bazaar.

Plans and Specifications may be seen, and any information obtained, at the Surveyor General's Office, between e hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th December, 1858.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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No. 115.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[DECEMBER 11, 1858.

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, 10th December, 1858.

Account of the average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 30th November, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED, SPECIE IN RESERVE,

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st December, 1858.

$582,499. $200,000.

P. CAMPBELL, Manager.

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

shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 9th December, 1858.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 116.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Spocie in Reserve at the Bank of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th December, 1858.

Account of the average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, in Hongkong, for the Month ending 30th November, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,

$260,045.* $150,000.

* exclusive of the Notes of the Mercantile Bank still outstanding.

JOHN, COSTERTON, Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, in Hongkong,

Hongkong, 1st December, 1858.

I have this day inspected the Books and Treasure Vault of the above-mentioned Bank, and hereby certify, that the Amount in Reserve is found

to be in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 9th December, 1858.

No. 117.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

The annexed Communication from His Excellency Rear-Admiral SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B., covering Captain LECKIE's Report of an Expedition against Pirates by Her Majesty's Ship Fury, and Gun-boats Firm and Bustard, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th December, 1858.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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No. 115.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[DECEMBER 11, 1858.

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, 10th December, 1858.

Account of the average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 30th November, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED, SPECIE IN RESERVE,

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st December, 1858.

$582,499. $200,000.

P. CAMPBELL, Manager.

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

shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 9th December, 1858.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 116.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Spocie in Reserve at the Bank of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th December, 1858.

Account of the average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, in Hongkong, for the Month ending 30th November, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,

$260,045.* $150,000.

* exclusive of the Notes of the Mercantile Bank still outstanding.

JOHN, COSTERTON, Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, in Hongkong,

Hongkong, 1st December, 1858.

I have this day inspected the Books and Treasure Vault of the above-mentioned Bank, and hereby certify, that the Amount in Reserve is found

to be in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 9th December, 1858.

No. 117.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

The annexed Communication from His Excellency Rear-Admiral SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B., covering Captain LECKIE's Report of an Expedition against Pirates by Her Majesty's Ship Fury, and Gun-boats Firm and Bustard, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th December, 1858.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

DECEMBER 11, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

58.

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115

Calcutta, AT HONGKONG, 10th December, 1858.

SIR, Mr Caldwell, Registrar General, having informed me, on the afternoon of the 6th instant, that some Hongkong Passage Boats were blockaded near Macao by a Fleet of Twelve Piratical Junks, I immediately despatched Her Majesty's Steam-sloop Fury, with the Gun- boats Firm and Bustard, to endeavour to effect their destruction.

I have now to inform Your Ionour, that Captain Leckie was perfectly successful in that desirable object, having captured and destroyed, without loss, the Twelve Piratical Vessels in question, as stated in his Report, a duplicate of which I herewith enclose.

I beg to call Your Honour's attention to the high terms in which Captain Leckie writes of the valuable assistance he received from Mr Caldwell, who accompanied the expedition.—I have the honour to be, Sir, your most obedient_humble servant,

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral, Commander-in-Chief.

His Honour Colonel CAINE,

Acting Governor.

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HER MAJESTY'S STEAM-SLOOP Fury, HONGKONG, 9th December, 1853.

SIR,--I have the honour to report that, in compliance with your orders, I embarked Mr Caldwell, the Chinese Registrar General, and four Chinese concerned in the Hongkong Passage Boats detained at Macao by Pirates.

With Her Majesty Gun-boats Firm and Bustard in tow, I proceeded to Macao, and anchored the night of the 6th December there. The next morning I inspected the Bays where the Pirates were supposed to be, in "Pirate's Creek." On the East hand going up the “Broadway,” I found the Portuguese Government armed Lorcha Amazona, with a small hired Steamer, the Squirrel, also armed they were sent out after the same Pirate Fleet, and to clear the channel for the Passage Boats. They had chased the Pirates, and recovered Three of Five Junks that had been captured by these Pirates, and had driven them from the channel leading to Hongkong, The Portuguese Captain very kindly lent me a Pilot for the shallow Waters and Islands to the West of the Broadway, which are not down on our Charts. I then proceeded and inspected Coulan Bay, in the island of Tylou; from there I went to "Long-pak-kow," where I burned one large Pirate Junk, which was recognised as one of the Pirate Fleet by the Chinese on board, your petitioners, and released five captured people whose vessel had been taken by them; three other Junks escaped, being too far distant to chase, and the Water too shallow for the Gun-boats. I then proceeded with the armed Boats only, round an island, and captured and destroyed another Pirate Junk, and released a man and his wife who had been taken by the Pirates some days previously. I then saw some eight or ten large Junks at anchor in a shallow bay, called Tay-wan Bay, at the back of the Island where I had left the Gun-boats; but it being then dark I returned to the Gun-boats for the night, without in any way shewing that I had seen them, or intended to molest them. These were recognised also by the Chinese as the fleet we were in search of.

At Daylight on the 8th December, it being low water and the Gun-boats aground, I went with the armed Boats of Fury, Firm, and Bustard, round the opposite end of the Island, thinking they would be prepared to receive me, where they saw me last evening. We came in sight of them at about 8 A.M., but from the extreme shallowness of the water, even my gig grounded within a thousand yards of them. They did not, however, open fire on us, their Guns being all pointed for the opposite side of the Bay, whence they expected us. I retired sufficiently in the Boats to place a high point, forming the Bay, between us and their fire, and waited for high water. At 10 A.M., the Gun-boats peared us, but could not approach sufficiently to act.

Ten large Junks fully armed, crowded with men, were moored with their broadsides to the entrance of the Bay, but were aground on the mud. Having only my two Paddle-box Boats with Guns, I determined to land all my Force, and take them in rear, whilst the Paddle-box Boats shelled them.

At 11.30 A.M., having sent for all the available men from the Gun-boats, I landed and formed my men at the back of the high point of land which formed the Bay, perfectly unmolested. I then advanced over the hill, and the Junks lay beneath us, distant about a thousand yards. They were perfectly prepared for us, having several Guns pointed to sweep a narrow line of embankment, the only way of approach we had. We descended the hill in open skirmishing order, and were received with a discharge of grape by the enemy. The Padile-box Boats opened fire with shell at the same moment with perfect aim, doing good execution. We advanced with a cheer at the "double," but the Pirates seeing that in a few moments they must be cut off from landing, if they stood to their Guns longer, deserted their Junks and ran. We drove them over the hills beyond the Bay, the country within view being clear of the Enemy. I burned all the Junks, ten in number. They were well found in every way, and carried not only the usual Red Pirate Flag but also a false White Mandarin Flag, with large characters in red. One of the Junks was a captured vessel, but fully armed and manned, and being aground on the mud only to be moved at the highest tides, I burned her also. Having seen the whole perfectly destroyed, I called in my outposts, and retired to the Boats unmolested, and embarked at about 3.30 P.M.

Thus the whole of the Pirate Fleet that blockaded the Passage-boats in Macao, are destroyed, viz.-Twelve Vessels, and I am happy to report, that this service has been performed without a casualty on our side, although it was wonderful no one was hit by the discharge of grape we were received with.

Mr Caldwell accompanied me throughout all these proceedings, and I am much indebted to him for his advice; his knowledge of the Chinese Language being of the greatest assistance.

I beg leave to bring to your Excellency's notice, the efficient aid I have received from the Officers in command of the Gun-boats Lieutenants Henry Leet and Frederick Hallowes, also from Lieutenant Hector Rason, who was doing duty on board the Firm; these Officers with their men, formed a portion of the landed force. Lieutenant Alfred F. Marescaux conmanded the Fury's men, and Lieutenant Henry Perceval the Paddle-box Boats; the firing from which was admirable, and I am happy to attest to the steady discipline and cool gallantry of every Officer and man engaged.

In the Gun-boats I reached H. M. S. Fury, at 7.30 last evening, and have the honour to report my arrival here this day, having completed the duties ordered by your Excellency.

I have six Chinese men and one woman, released from the Pirates on board, and will arrange about their landing.

At the lowest estimation, these Junks contained about Five Hundred and Fifty men, and carried from Eight to Twelve Guns each,-in all One Hundred and Twenty-eight Guns, many of them of heavy calibre. Several of the Pirates were killed, but their number is not known.— I have the honour to be, Sir, your most obedient servant,

vering 2 and

His Execllency Rear-Admiral SIR M. SEYMOUR, K.C.B.,

Commander-in-Chief.

CHARLES LECKIE, Captain.

GOVERNMENT

NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, for the second time, that the Government Notification of 23d October last, wherein was intimated the first reading of " An Ordinance to provide for the erection of a Public Way, along the Water Frontage of the City of Victoria," is cancelled by advice of the Legislative Council; and the Honourable the Acting Governor directs it to be made known, to all concerned, that in conformity with Clause XXIX of the Standing Orders under which the Council is ruled (vide Government Gazette of 17th July last,) the said Ordinance will be considered at the expiration of One Month from the 4th instant.

By Order,

Council Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th December, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

DECEMBER 11, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

58.

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115

Calcutta, AT HONGKONG, 10th December, 1858.

SIR, Mr Caldwell, Registrar General, having informed me, on the afternoon of the 6th instant, that some Hongkong Passage Boats were blockaded near Macao by a Fleet of Twelve Piratical Junks, I immediately despatched Her Majesty's Steam-sloop Fury, with the Gun- boats Firm and Bustard, to endeavour to effect their destruction.

I have now to inform Your Ionour, that Captain Leckie was perfectly successful in that desirable object, having captured and destroyed, without loss, the Twelve Piratical Vessels in question, as stated in his Report, a duplicate of which I herewith enclose.

I beg to call Your Honour's attention to the high terms in which Captain Leckie writes of the valuable assistance he received from Mr Caldwell, who accompanied the expedition.—I have the honour to be, Sir, your most obedient_humble servant,

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral, Commander-in-Chief.

His Honour Colonel CAINE,

Acting Governor.

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HER MAJESTY'S STEAM-SLOOP Fury, HONGKONG, 9th December, 1853.

SIR,--I have the honour to report that, in compliance with your orders, I embarked Mr Caldwell, the Chinese Registrar General, and four Chinese concerned in the Hongkong Passage Boats detained at Macao by Pirates.

With Her Majesty Gun-boats Firm and Bustard in tow, I proceeded to Macao, and anchored the night of the 6th December there. The next morning I inspected the Bays where the Pirates were supposed to be, in "Pirate's Creek." On the East hand going up the “Broadway,” I found the Portuguese Government armed Lorcha Amazona, with a small hired Steamer, the Squirrel, also armed they were sent out after the same Pirate Fleet, and to clear the channel for the Passage Boats. They had chased the Pirates, and recovered Three of Five Junks that had been captured by these Pirates, and had driven them from the channel leading to Hongkong, The Portuguese Captain very kindly lent me a Pilot for the shallow Waters and Islands to the West of the Broadway, which are not down on our Charts. I then proceeded and inspected Coulan Bay, in the island of Tylou; from there I went to "Long-pak-kow," where I burned one large Pirate Junk, which was recognised as one of the Pirate Fleet by the Chinese on board, your petitioners, and released five captured people whose vessel had been taken by them; three other Junks escaped, being too far distant to chase, and the Water too shallow for the Gun-boats. I then proceeded with the armed Boats only, round an island, and captured and destroyed another Pirate Junk, and released a man and his wife who had been taken by the Pirates some days previously. I then saw some eight or ten large Junks at anchor in a shallow bay, called Tay-wan Bay, at the back of the Island where I had left the Gun-boats; but it being then dark I returned to the Gun-boats for the night, without in any way shewing that I had seen them, or intended to molest them. These were recognised also by the Chinese as the fleet we were in search of.

At Daylight on the 8th December, it being low water and the Gun-boats aground, I went with the armed Boats of Fury, Firm, and Bustard, round the opposite end of the Island, thinking they would be prepared to receive me, where they saw me last evening. We came in sight of them at about 8 A.M., but from the extreme shallowness of the water, even my gig grounded within a thousand yards of them. They did not, however, open fire on us, their Guns being all pointed for the opposite side of the Bay, whence they expected us. I retired sufficiently in the Boats to place a high point, forming the Bay, between us and their fire, and waited for high water. At 10 A.M., the Gun-boats peared us, but could not approach sufficiently to act.

Ten large Junks fully armed, crowded with men, were moored with their broadsides to the entrance of the Bay, but were aground on the mud. Having only my two Paddle-box Boats with Guns, I determined to land all my Force, and take them in rear, whilst the Paddle-box Boats shelled them.

At 11.30 A.M., having sent for all the available men from the Gun-boats, I landed and formed my men at the back of the high point of land which formed the Bay, perfectly unmolested. I then advanced over the hill, and the Junks lay beneath us, distant about a thousand yards. They were perfectly prepared for us, having several Guns pointed to sweep a narrow line of embankment, the only way of approach we had. We descended the hill in open skirmishing order, and were received with a discharge of grape by the enemy. The Padile-box Boats opened fire with shell at the same moment with perfect aim, doing good execution. We advanced with a cheer at the "double," but the Pirates seeing that in a few moments they must be cut off from landing, if they stood to their Guns longer, deserted their Junks and ran. We drove them over the hills beyond the Bay, the country within view being clear of the Enemy. I burned all the Junks, ten in number. They were well found in every way, and carried not only the usual Red Pirate Flag but also a false White Mandarin Flag, with large characters in red. One of the Junks was a captured vessel, but fully armed and manned, and being aground on the mud only to be moved at the highest tides, I burned her also. Having seen the whole perfectly destroyed, I called in my outposts, and retired to the Boats unmolested, and embarked at about 3.30 P.M.

Thus the whole of the Pirate Fleet that blockaded the Passage-boats in Macao, are destroyed, viz.-Twelve Vessels, and I am happy to report, that this service has been performed without a casualty on our side, although it was wonderful no one was hit by the discharge of grape we were received with.

Mr Caldwell accompanied me throughout all these proceedings, and I am much indebted to him for his advice; his knowledge of the Chinese Language being of the greatest assistance.

I beg leave to bring to your Excellency's notice, the efficient aid I have received from the Officers in command of the Gun-boats Lieutenants Henry Leet and Frederick Hallowes, also from Lieutenant Hector Rason, who was doing duty on board the Firm; these Officers with their men, formed a portion of the landed force. Lieutenant Alfred F. Marescaux conmanded the Fury's men, and Lieutenant Henry Perceval the Paddle-box Boats; the firing from which was admirable, and I am happy to attest to the steady discipline and cool gallantry of every Officer and man engaged.

In the Gun-boats I reached H. M. S. Fury, at 7.30 last evening, and have the honour to report my arrival here this day, having completed the duties ordered by your Excellency.

I have six Chinese men and one woman, released from the Pirates on board, and will arrange about their landing.

At the lowest estimation, these Junks contained about Five Hundred and Fifty men, and carried from Eight to Twelve Guns each,-in all One Hundred and Twenty-eight Guns, many of them of heavy calibre. Several of the Pirates were killed, but their number is not known.— I have the honour to be, Sir, your most obedient servant,

vering 2 and

His Execllency Rear-Admiral SIR M. SEYMOUR, K.C.B.,

Commander-in-Chief.

CHARLES LECKIE, Captain.

GOVERNMENT

NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, for the second time, that the Government Notification of 23d October last, wherein was intimated the first reading of " An Ordinance to provide for the erection of a Public Way, along the Water Frontage of the City of Victoria," is cancelled by advice of the Legislative Council; and the Honourable the Acting Governor directs it to be made known, to all concerned, that in conformity with Clause XXIX of the Standing Orders under which the Council is ruled (vide Government Gazette of 17th July last,) the said Ordinance will be considered at the expiration of One Month from the 4th instant.

By Order,

Council Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th December, 1858.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

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NOTICE.

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Government Gazette.

Steam for

E next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME | SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE' GALLE, COURT, will be held on SATURDAY, the Eighteenth day of December, a.d. 1858, at 12 o'clock,

at Noon.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer NORNA," will close on TUESDAY, the 14th December, at 6 o'clock r.m.

The usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6d., and PAPERS Id.; and from 11 A.M. to 12 o'clock P.M., for a late fee of 1s. on each LETTER, and 2d. on each PAPER.

All Letters and Newspapers posted between the hours of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be prepaid.

Post-office, Hongkong,

1st December, 1858.

MR

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master,

NOTICE.

R KOBERT JARVIE was admitted a Partner

in our Firm, on the 1st of July last. GILMAN & Co.,

of Canton, Shanghae, and Foochow. Shanghae, 1st December, 1858

MR

NOTICE.

R ROBERT SCOTT WALKER has joined our Firm, which will, from this day, be carried on under the title of WALKER, BORRADAILE & Co.

THOS. S. BORRADAILE & Co. Hongkong, 25th November, 1858,

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, & SOUTHAMPTON;

TH

ALSO,

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BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “NORNA, Captain ROGERS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- sengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on WEDNESDAY,the 15th December,

at 2 P.M.

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

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & OrientalSteam 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 on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER,

Superint

dent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 1st December, 1858.

COPPER-PLATE PRINTING. ERSONS having ENGRAVED PLATES may have VISITING CARDS (Enamelled or Plain) printed from them at the Office of the “ China Mail.”

PERS

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[DECEMBER 11, 1858.

In the Estate of GEO. D. BONNYMAN, late

Master of the “ Chinchin,” deceased, OTICE.-All parties having Claims against the above named Estate, are requested to notify the same to the undersigned, before the 1st day of February, 1859.

ROBT. H. CAIRNS, Administrator.

Hongkong, 1st December, 1858.

NOTICE.

E have established a BRANCH of our House at

WE Hongkong.

MR ROWLAND HAMILTON, and MR HU- BERT MARSHALL MURRAY GRAY, are ad- mitted Partners in our Firmu.

MR ROBERT RICHARD WESTALL will eign for us in China per Procuration.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. Shanghae, 18th November, 1858. Offices in the House occupied by the late Mr EDGER, Queen's Road, Hongkong.

In re GEO. MACALISTER, deceased. "OTICE,—A"

NOTIC

the said

as having any Claims against are requested to send them in, on or before the 31st day of December, 1858, for examination; and also Persons indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make immediate payment to

WM. THOM, Administrator.

Hongkong, 20th November, 1858.

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, 18TH DECEMBER, 1858. VOL. IV. No. 187.

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,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No. 118.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Whereas Her Majesty's Pardon was granted by His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Governor and Com- mander-in-Chief, &c., &c., &c., unto WILLIAM LAWSON, then confined in Victoria Gaol under Sentence of Trans- portation, on condition of his not returning to this Colony or the Waters thereof: Notice is hereby given, that the said WILLIAM LAWSON has been released on the above Condition.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th December, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, for the third time, that the Government Notification of 23d October last, wherein was intimated the first reading of " An Ordinance to provide for the erection of a Public Way, along the Water Frontage of the City of Victoria," is cancelled by advice of the Legislative Council; and the Honourable the Acting Governor directs it to be made known, to all concerned, that in conformity with Clause XXIX of the Standing Orders under which the Council is ruled (vide Government Gazette of 17th July last,) the said Ordinance will be considered at the expiration of One Month from the 4th instant.

By Order,

Council Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th December, 1858.

No. 114.

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

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Monday the 20th instant, for the undermentioned Services, viz :-

No. 1.-For the Completion of the Repair and Widening of the Road from Bonham Road to Pokefulum. No. 2.-For the Repair and Completion of Road from Pokefulum to Aberdeen.

No. 3. For the Construction of Tanks at Glenealy, and Taipingshan; also the Rate per Man per Day

for First-class Bricklayers, Stone-Masons, and Coolies.

No. 4.-Construction of the Bowring Praya in front of the Central Market, &c.

No. 5.-Construction of certain Portions of the Bowring Praya in the Lower Bazaar.

Plans and Specifications may be seen, and any information obtained, at the Surveyor General's Office, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th December, 1858.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

THE

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 18TH DECEMBER, 1858. VOL. IV. No. 187.

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,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No. 118.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Whereas Her Majesty's Pardon was granted by His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Governor and Com- mander-in-Chief, &c., &c., &c., unto WILLIAM LAWSON, then confined in Victoria Gaol under Sentence of Trans- portation, on condition of his not returning to this Colony or the Waters thereof: Notice is hereby given, that the said WILLIAM LAWSON has been released on the above Condition.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th December, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, for the third time, that the Government Notification of 23d October last, wherein was intimated the first reading of " An Ordinance to provide for the erection of a Public Way, along the Water Frontage of the City of Victoria," is cancelled by advice of the Legislative Council; and the Honourable the Acting Governor directs it to be made known, to all concerned, that in conformity with Clause XXIX of the Standing Orders under which the Council is ruled (vide Government Gazette of 17th July last,) the said Ordinance will be considered at the expiration of One Month from the 4th instant.

By Order,

Council Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th December, 1858.

No. 114.

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

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Monday the 20th instant, for the undermentioned Services, viz :-

No. 1.-For the Completion of the Repair and Widening of the Road from Bonham Road to Pokefulum. No. 2.-For the Repair and Completion of Road from Pokefulum to Aberdeen.

No. 3. For the Construction of Tanks at Glenealy, and Taipingshan; also the Rate per Man per Day

for First-class Bricklayers, Stone-Masons, and Coolies.

No. 4.-Construction of the Bowring Praya in front of the Central Market, &c.

No. 5.-Construction of certain Portions of the Bowring Praya in the Lower Bazaar.

Plans and Specifications may be seen, and any information obtained, at the Surveyor General's Office, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th December, 1858.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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[DECEMBER 18, 1858.

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三擬於吉拉尼連太平山地方建造水屋其頭

一千八百五十八年十二月初十

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初初

六十

5

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Notifications issued at Canton, and transmitted by Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at that Port, together with the accompanying Regulations for Merchant Steamers, are published for general information.

No. 49.

14

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th December, 1858.

NOTIFICATION.

G. W. CAINE.

CANTON, December 11th, 1858.

It having been represented to the British Authorities by His Excellency the Hoppo, that great abuses have grown up in connection with the Steamers on the River running between Canton and the adjacent Ports, these abuses being in violation of Treaty and General Regulations of Trade, and productive of great prejudice to the Chinese Revenue: The undersigned British Consul has been instructed by His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade, to make known to all whom it may concern, that the Masters of Steamers, in like manner as the Masters of all other Merchant Vessels, will be held responsible for a strict compliance with the Port Regulations and the Provisions of the "General Regulations of Trade." By these all Masters are required to report themselves on Arrival, deposit the Ship's Papers, Manifest of Cargo, &c., and obtain the proper authority to load or unload Cargo, together with a Port Clearance before their Departure; and the Hoppo, in conformity with the said Regulations of Trade, is at liberty to adopt the means that he may judge most proper to prevent the Revenue suffering by fraud or smuggling. To facilitate this object and prevent illegal resistance, certain Officers of Customs are provided with Certificates, written in English and Chinese, and bearing the Consul's and Hoppo's Seals, to produce to any British Subject in Charge of a Vessel or a Cargo-boat, in evidence of their authority to discharge the duties of their office.

As the object of these measures is simply to regularize the traffic of Steamers in the Port, and give all needful security to the Custom- house for the Revenue, it is distinctly understood on the part of the Chinese Authorities, that every possible facility shall be given by the Custom-house Department for the prompt despatch of the necessary business, and that such business shall in no sense be permitted to be made a pretext by the subordinate Officials, either for vexatious delays, or the exaction of illegal fees.

(Signed,)

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK, H.B.M.'s Consul.

TO THE BRITISH COMMUNITY AND MASTERS OF VESSELS,

within the Port of Canton.

NOTIFICATION.

The undersigned, Consuls of Treaty Powers at Canton, having received communication from His Excellency Hang, the Comptroller of Maritime Customs, of the annexed Custom-house Regulations, framed with a view to afford additional facilities for the despatch of all Custom- house business with Foreign Merchant Steam-vessels, carrying datiable Goods to and from the adjacent Ports, the said Regulations are herewith circulated for the information and guidance of all concerned.

With the further object of facilitating the Navigation of Steamers, and preventing delays in reaching the anchorage, His Excellency has also made known, that he will cause a Red Light to be placed at the lower rock immediately above the Dutch Folly, and another Light at the edge of the barrier opposite the Fort, to indicate the passage after dark. A floating Custom-house, bearing a Flag with the Characters 征收國認“For the collective receipt of Revenue,"-on board of which will be competent Oicers, Writers, and Linguists, wis to be

anchored at the usual Steamer anchorage opposite the Old Factory Site; which anchoring ground will be kept clear for Steamers exclusively, and no Junks or Sailing Vessels will in future be allowed to take up berths within its limits.

118

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[DECEMBER 18, 1858.

爲招人接辦工程事

日華十一 初七

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五擬於下環海傍建造石路數

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四擬於中環街市海傍建造石路一條

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一千八百五十八年十二月初十

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初初

六十

5

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Notifications issued at Canton, and transmitted by Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at that Port, together with the accompanying Regulations for Merchant Steamers, are published for general information.

No. 49.

14

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th December, 1858.

NOTIFICATION.

G. W. CAINE.

CANTON, December 11th, 1858.

It having been represented to the British Authorities by His Excellency the Hoppo, that great abuses have grown up in connection with the Steamers on the River running between Canton and the adjacent Ports, these abuses being in violation of Treaty and General Regulations of Trade, and productive of great prejudice to the Chinese Revenue: The undersigned British Consul has been instructed by His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade, to make known to all whom it may concern, that the Masters of Steamers, in like manner as the Masters of all other Merchant Vessels, will be held responsible for a strict compliance with the Port Regulations and the Provisions of the "General Regulations of Trade." By these all Masters are required to report themselves on Arrival, deposit the Ship's Papers, Manifest of Cargo, &c., and obtain the proper authority to load or unload Cargo, together with a Port Clearance before their Departure; and the Hoppo, in conformity with the said Regulations of Trade, is at liberty to adopt the means that he may judge most proper to prevent the Revenue suffering by fraud or smuggling. To facilitate this object and prevent illegal resistance, certain Officers of Customs are provided with Certificates, written in English and Chinese, and bearing the Consul's and Hoppo's Seals, to produce to any British Subject in Charge of a Vessel or a Cargo-boat, in evidence of their authority to discharge the duties of their office.

As the object of these measures is simply to regularize the traffic of Steamers in the Port, and give all needful security to the Custom- house for the Revenue, it is distinctly understood on the part of the Chinese Authorities, that every possible facility shall be given by the Custom-house Department for the prompt despatch of the necessary business, and that such business shall in no sense be permitted to be made a pretext by the subordinate Officials, either for vexatious delays, or the exaction of illegal fees.

(Signed,)

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK, H.B.M.'s Consul.

TO THE BRITISH COMMUNITY AND MASTERS OF VESSELS,

within the Port of Canton.

NOTIFICATION.

The undersigned, Consuls of Treaty Powers at Canton, having received communication from His Excellency Hang, the Comptroller of Maritime Customs, of the annexed Custom-house Regulations, framed with a view to afford additional facilities for the despatch of all Custom- house business with Foreign Merchant Steam-vessels, carrying datiable Goods to and from the adjacent Ports, the said Regulations are herewith circulated for the information and guidance of all concerned.

With the further object of facilitating the Navigation of Steamers, and preventing delays in reaching the anchorage, His Excellency has also made known, that he will cause a Red Light to be placed at the lower rock immediately above the Dutch Folly, and another Light at the edge of the barrier opposite the Fort, to indicate the passage after dark. A floating Custom-house, bearing a Flag with the Characters 征收國認“For the collective receipt of Revenue,"-on board of which will be competent Oicers, Writers, and Linguists, wis to be

anchored at the usual Steamer anchorage opposite the Old Factory Site; which anchoring ground will be kept clear for Steamers exclusively, and no Junks or Sailing Vessels will in future be allowed to take up berths within its limits.

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It has been agreed by His Excellency and the undersigned in communication together, that these Regulations shall be brought into full eration on the First day of Jannary next, and after that date their strict observance will be required on the part of all Captains of Steamers

Shippers.

(Signed,)

"

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

H.B.M.'s Consul at Canton.

OLIVER H. PERRY,

U. S. Consul.

G. DE TRENQUALYE,

H.I.M.'s Consul, Canton.

Canton, December 14th, 1858.

COPY OF REGULATIONS.

If,-Steamers engaged in Trade, under the Flags of various Countries in the Canton Waters, must deposit their Papers with their pective Consuls; or in default of Consuls with the Comptroller of Maritime Customs, to be retained until application is made for their rn, on the ground that the vessel is about to proceed to some other (Treaty) Port. Each Steamer must have her Number painted in Fglish and Chinese Characters conspicuously, so that she may be known as soon as seen.

2d-On entering the Port, the Master of each Steamer will forthwith hand a correct Manifest of all Foreign Cargo to the Revenue cers, two of whom will be told off to each Steamer, which it will be their duty to go on board of, as soon as she arrives, and there remain gttil the Vessel's Departure, to watch the discharging and taking in of Cargo.

3d-On the arrival of a Steamer, if there should be on board Goods belonging to any reputable Foreign Merchants having known ablishments at Canton, these will be permitted, at the discretion of the Hoppo, to disembark their Goods and place them in their Godowns soon as they shall cause a correct List or Manifest of the quality and quantity of such Goods, bearing their Signature, to be delivered to the Frenue Officers, who will thereupon make the necessary examination, and retain the Manifest as a Voucher for the Duties payable on demand. Sould there be any other Cargo on board for which no separate Lists are presented bearing the Signature of a known and reputable Firm, tch Goods will not be permitted to go to Store-houses, or to be landed until they have been examined, and the Duties are paid.

4th, Merchants wishing to export Goods in these Steamers, ought in the first instance to report them for examination to the Customs,

1 pay

the Duties leviable thereon ; and, upon the Manifest of the same, request a Custom-house Permit for their Shipment, which Permit, ith the Manifest, must be produced to the Revenue Officers on board, that they may satisfy themselves the Goods brought for shipment are the Goods which have been examined, and for the shipment of which the Permit has been granted. If any Goods are brought for shipment Without a Permit, the Master of the Steamer, upon notice from the Custom-house Officer, will not allow such Goods to be placed on board Vessel; and any Captain or Master of a Steamer allowing shipments in opposition to the prohibitory notice, will be held responsible, and the Goods may be seized and confiscated. This not to apply to Passengers' personal Luggage, or Goods not dutiable.

5th-The Steamer having taken in her Cargo, and the Shippers paid the Duties leviable, the Master will inform the Revenue Officers on board, of the Hour at which the Vessel is to leave the Anchorage; on which they will forthwith furnish him with a Port-Clearance, which will be retained by the Captain as a proof that he has complied with all the Regulations of the Port, and that the Custom-house has no further claim. After receipt of which Certificate of Discharge, he cannot receive further Cargo.

6th-Any Steamers failing to comply with the Regulations, will not be allowed to leave the Port; and in the event of any Steamers parting forcibly, the Consul will be notified of the fact, that such proceedings may be taken as the Treaties provide for Vessels leaving without Port Clearance.

7th-Lorchas, and all Classes of Foreign Vessels, together with any Steamers not duly entered and numbered under these Regulations, trading in the Canton Waters, will be required strictly to conform to existing Treaty Regulations, lodging their Papers, reporting their Arrival through the Consul, and obtaining a Custom-house Port Clearance before Departure.

Translated by, (Signed,)

ROBERT HART,

Interpreter.

True Copies,

P. J. HUGHES.

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NOTICE.

Harbour Master'S OFFICE, 18th December, 1858.

Applications for Passage Brokers' Licenses for the Year 1859, under Ordinance No. 11 of 1857, will be received at this Office from this date up to the 31st instant.

Applicants are requested to state-the Names and Addresses of the parties they offer as Sureties, under Clause No. 1 of Ordinance aforesaid.

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It has been agreed by His Excellency and the undersigned in communication together, that these Regulations shall be brought into full eration on the First day of Jannary next, and after that date their strict observance will be required on the part of all Captains of Steamers

Shippers.

(Signed,)

"

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

H.B.M.'s Consul at Canton.

OLIVER H. PERRY,

U. S. Consul.

G. DE TRENQUALYE,

H.I.M.'s Consul, Canton.

Canton, December 14th, 1858.

COPY OF REGULATIONS.

If,-Steamers engaged in Trade, under the Flags of various Countries in the Canton Waters, must deposit their Papers with their pective Consuls; or in default of Consuls with the Comptroller of Maritime Customs, to be retained until application is made for their rn, on the ground that the vessel is about to proceed to some other (Treaty) Port. Each Steamer must have her Number painted in Fglish and Chinese Characters conspicuously, so that she may be known as soon as seen.

2d-On entering the Port, the Master of each Steamer will forthwith hand a correct Manifest of all Foreign Cargo to the Revenue cers, two of whom will be told off to each Steamer, which it will be their duty to go on board of, as soon as she arrives, and there remain gttil the Vessel's Departure, to watch the discharging and taking in of Cargo.

3d-On the arrival of a Steamer, if there should be on board Goods belonging to any reputable Foreign Merchants having known ablishments at Canton, these will be permitted, at the discretion of the Hoppo, to disembark their Goods and place them in their Godowns soon as they shall cause a correct List or Manifest of the quality and quantity of such Goods, bearing their Signature, to be delivered to the Frenue Officers, who will thereupon make the necessary examination, and retain the Manifest as a Voucher for the Duties payable on demand. Sould there be any other Cargo on board for which no separate Lists are presented bearing the Signature of a known and reputable Firm, tch Goods will not be permitted to go to Store-houses, or to be landed until they have been examined, and the Duties are paid.

4th, Merchants wishing to export Goods in these Steamers, ought in the first instance to report them for examination to the Customs,

1 pay

the Duties leviable thereon ; and, upon the Manifest of the same, request a Custom-house Permit for their Shipment, which Permit, ith the Manifest, must be produced to the Revenue Officers on board, that they may satisfy themselves the Goods brought for shipment are the Goods which have been examined, and for the shipment of which the Permit has been granted. If any Goods are brought for shipment Without a Permit, the Master of the Steamer, upon notice from the Custom-house Officer, will not allow such Goods to be placed on board Vessel; and any Captain or Master of a Steamer allowing shipments in opposition to the prohibitory notice, will be held responsible, and the Goods may be seized and confiscated. This not to apply to Passengers' personal Luggage, or Goods not dutiable.

5th-The Steamer having taken in her Cargo, and the Shippers paid the Duties leviable, the Master will inform the Revenue Officers on board, of the Hour at which the Vessel is to leave the Anchorage; on which they will forthwith furnish him with a Port-Clearance, which will be retained by the Captain as a proof that he has complied with all the Regulations of the Port, and that the Custom-house has no further claim. After receipt of which Certificate of Discharge, he cannot receive further Cargo.

6th-Any Steamers failing to comply with the Regulations, will not be allowed to leave the Port; and in the event of any Steamers parting forcibly, the Consul will be notified of the fact, that such proceedings may be taken as the Treaties provide for Vessels leaving without Port Clearance.

7th-Lorchas, and all Classes of Foreign Vessels, together with any Steamers not duly entered and numbered under these Regulations, trading in the Canton Waters, will be required strictly to conform to existing Treaty Regulations, lodging their Papers, reporting their Arrival through the Consul, and obtaining a Custom-house Port Clearance before Departure.

Translated by, (Signed,)

ROBERT HART,

Interpreter.

True Copies,

P. J. HUGHES.

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NOTICE.

Harbour Master'S OFFICE, 18th December, 1858.

Applications for Passage Brokers' Licenses for the Year 1859, under Ordinance No. 11 of 1857, will be received at this Office from this date up to the 31st instant.

Applicants are requested to state-the Names and Addresses of the parties they offer as Sureties, under Clause No. 1 of Ordinance aforesaid.

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG, (ALFRED LOUIS VAUCHER, ALBERT EMIR VAUCHER, LOUIS VAUCHER and FRITZ VAUCHER,--Plaintiff's;

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Alfred Domar LANGLOIS, sued as a Partner in the Mercantile Firm of LANGLOIS & Co.--Defendant, HEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the Suit of the above named ALFRED LOUIS VAUCHER, ALBERT EMILE VAUCHER, LOUIS VAUCHER, and FRITZ VAUCHER, trading under the Firm of VAUCHER FRERES, against the above named ALFRED DUMAT LANGLOIS, as l'artner in the said Firm of LANGLOIS & COMPANY, to recover the Sum of Eix Thousand Dollars and upwards, for over-pay-

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NOTICE.

LL Parties having Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM AURELIUS HAR- LAND, Colonial Surgeon, are requested to notify the same to the undersigned, before the 15th March 1859.

T. A. CHALDECOTT,

Executor.

Hongkong, 16th December, 1858.

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 “ MALABAR,” Captain DUNDAS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- sengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on WEDNESDAY,the 29th December, at 2 P.M.

ments made by the said Firm of VAUCHER FRERESTE to or on account of the said Firm of LANGLOIS & COMPANY, in respect of consignments of Goods sold at a loss; and it being alleged that the said ALFRED DUMAT LANGLOIS does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued, returnable on the Tenth day of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-nine, where- in WILLIAM PUSTAU, CHARLES BRODERSEN, and WILLIAM PROBST, respectively, of Victoria, Hong-apply at the Peninsular & OrientalSteam Navigation kong, trading under the Firm of WILLIAM PUSTAU & COMPANY, are Garnishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof; and if at any time before final Judgment in this action, the said ALFRED DUMAT LANGLOIS, or any Person or his behalf, will give the Security, and notice and file the

appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island, in- tituled An Ordinance to provide for and regulate

Process in Actions at Law, against Persons-absent from the Colony," the said Attachment may be dis- solved.

Dated this 18th day of December, 1858.

AMBROSE PARSONS, Hongkong,—Plaintiffs' Attorney. In the Estute of GEO. D. BONNY MAN, lute Master of the“ Chinchin,” deceused, ́OTICE.—All parties having Claims against the above named Estate, are requested to notify the same to the undersigned, before the 1st day of February, 1859.

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ROBT. H. CAIRNS,

Administrator.

Hongkong, 1st December, 1858.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 27th; SPECIE until Noon on the 28th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 28th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE,

Company's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE REQUIRED.

[DECEMBER 11, 1859.

NOTICE.

HI. M. NAVAL YARD, HONGKON

16th December, 1858,

HENDERS will be received at this Office, o1:

before MONDAY" · Next,--for the Co VEYANCE to Culentla of 1 Ollieer and 73 N commissioned Officers and Men, Invalids of i Bengal Native Infantry, and 4 Followers,—the S to embark them at Stanley if desired by the Militai Authorities.

ACCOMMODATION and WATER only will be r quired for the Men, and the Officer to be messed a the Captain's Table.

W. M. RICHARDS, Naval Store-keeper.

MR

NOTICE.

R ROBERT SCOTT WALKER has joine! our Firm, which will, from this day, be carried on under the title of WALKER, BORRADAILA & Co.

THOS. S. BORRADAILE & Co. Hongkong, 25th November, 1858,

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NOTICE.

E have established a BRANCH of our House at

Hongkong.

MR ROWLAND HAMILTON, and MR HIT. BERT MARSHALL MURRAY GRAY, are ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR ROBERT RICHARD WESTALL will siga for us in China per Procuration.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co, Shanghae, 13th November, 1858.

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 Offices in the House occupied by the late Mr EŋGER, Bills of Lading or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 16th December, 1858,

MR

NOTICE.

R 1 OBERT JARVIE was admitted a Partner

in our Firm, on the 1st of July last, GILMAN & Co.,

of Canton, Shanghae, and Foochow. Shanghae, 1st December, 1858

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Queen's Road, Hongkong.

In re GEC. MACALISTER, deceased. ̃OTICE,—All Persons having any Claims against the said Estate, arc requested to send them in, on or before the 31st day of December, 1858, for examination; and also P'ersons indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make immediate payment ::

WM. THOM, Administrator.

Hongkong, 20th November, 1858,

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 chargos for each Repetition.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 25тн DECEMBER, 1858. VOL. IV. No. 188.

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,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honorable The Acting Governor has been pleased, with the sanction of His Excellency the Major General, Commanding-in-Chief Her Majesty's Land Forces in China, to appoint Colonel EDMUND HAYTHORNE, Commandant of the Garrison of Hongkong, to a Provisional Seat in the Executive Council of this Colony, on all occasions when Major General Sir Charles van STRAUBENZEE, K.C.B., shall be absent from the Island.

The Honorable Colonel HAYTHORNE has been this day sworn in accordingly.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th December, 1858.

No. 120.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

The Honorable The Acting Governor directs the Publication of the annexed Report of an Expedition against Pirates undertaken by Her Majesty's Gun-boat Bustard and the Pinnace of Her Majesty's Ship Calcutta under command of Lieutenant HALLOWES, R.N.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th December, 1858.

Calcutta, AT HONGKONG, 23d December, 1858. SIR,-Mr May, Superintendent of Police, having represented to me on the 19th instant, that a Chinese Vessel from Stanley was block- aded in a Harbour at the Great Ty-poong by two Piratical Vessels, I dispatched the Bustard, Gun-Boat, the same afternoon, in the hope of capturing them. I enclose a copy of Lieutenant Hallowes's Report of proceedings, dated the 22d instant, from which your Honour will perceive that he succeeded in capturing 3 Piratical Craft, one of which was burnt, and the other two brought to Hongkong, as well as several prisoners, and delivered over to the Admiralty Court for adjudication.—I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant,

His Honour, Lieutentant Colonel CAINE,

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

Copy.

W. D. JEANS, Secretary.

Acling-Governor.

H.M.'s GUN BOAT Bustard, HONGKONG, 22₫ December, 1859. SIR,-In compliance with your order of the 19th December, 1858, I received on board the Owner and one of the crew of the blockaded Junk, also a Chinese Police Interpreter, and taking in tow the Pinnace of H.M.S. Calcutta, in charge of Viscount Kilcoursie, I proceeded at 2.30 P.M., in H.M. Gun-boat under my Command to the Samun Roads, where I arrived at 8.45 P.M. and anchored for the night. At 3.55 A.M. of the 20th, I weighed, and arrived shortly before daylight off Typoong Harbour. Thinking it probable that the Pirate Boats had taken shelter under the island of Tokaup, I first examined the South side of that island. Finding there no trace of them, I then proceeded into Typoong Harbour, where on the West side I discovered the blockaded Junk, and in a small Bay on the East side another Junk, and having been informed by a fishing Boat that she was piratical, I anchored and proceeded with the Pinnace, and the Boats of the Bustard to examine her, no resistance being offered.

I found two of her crew on board and Eight Guns, besides small Arms and Ammunition. The evidence of the crew of the blockaded Junk proving she was piratical, I took possession of her and secured the Prisoners; and having received a Pilot from the blockaded Junk, and information as to the whereabouts of the other Junks concerned in the piracy. I proceeeed at 9.25 to examine the North side of the island of Tokaup, also the North side of Tooni-ang, and at the latter place in a sinall cove discovered three Junks. Having anchored the Bustard outside, I proceeded in the Boats, and took possession of the Junks, the crews having deserted them and taken to the hills. Two of these were piratical, and the third a fishing-boat, which they captured the previous day, for the purpose of placing their heavy Guns (eighteen-pr.

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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.

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

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honorable The Acting Governor has been pleased, with the sanction of His Excellency the Major General, Commanding-in-Chief Her Majesty's Land Forces in China, to appoint Colonel EDMUND HAYTHORNE, Commandant of the Garrison of Hongkong, to a Provisional Seat in the Executive Council of this Colony, on all occasions when Major General Sir Charles van STRAUBENZEE, K.C.B., shall be absent from the Island.

The Honorable Colonel HAYTHORNE has been this day sworn in accordingly.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th December, 1858.

No. 120.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

The Honorable The Acting Governor directs the Publication of the annexed Report of an Expedition against Pirates undertaken by Her Majesty's Gun-boat Bustard and the Pinnace of Her Majesty's Ship Calcutta under command of Lieutenant HALLOWES, R.N.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th December, 1858.

Calcutta, AT HONGKONG, 23d December, 1858. SIR,-Mr May, Superintendent of Police, having represented to me on the 19th instant, that a Chinese Vessel from Stanley was block- aded in a Harbour at the Great Ty-poong by two Piratical Vessels, I dispatched the Bustard, Gun-Boat, the same afternoon, in the hope of capturing them. I enclose a copy of Lieutenant Hallowes's Report of proceedings, dated the 22d instant, from which your Honour will perceive that he succeeded in capturing 3 Piratical Craft, one of which was burnt, and the other two brought to Hongkong, as well as several prisoners, and delivered over to the Admiralty Court for adjudication.—I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant,

His Honour, Lieutentant Colonel CAINE,

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

Copy.

W. D. JEANS, Secretary.

Acling-Governor.

H.M.'s GUN BOAT Bustard, HONGKONG, 22₫ December, 1859. SIR,-In compliance with your order of the 19th December, 1858, I received on board the Owner and one of the crew of the blockaded Junk, also a Chinese Police Interpreter, and taking in tow the Pinnace of H.M.S. Calcutta, in charge of Viscount Kilcoursie, I proceeded at 2.30 P.M., in H.M. Gun-boat under my Command to the Samun Roads, where I arrived at 8.45 P.M. and anchored for the night. At 3.55 A.M. of the 20th, I weighed, and arrived shortly before daylight off Typoong Harbour. Thinking it probable that the Pirate Boats had taken shelter under the island of Tokaup, I first examined the South side of that island. Finding there no trace of them, I then proceeded into Typoong Harbour, where on the West side I discovered the blockaded Junk, and in a small Bay on the East side another Junk, and having been informed by a fishing Boat that she was piratical, I anchored and proceeded with the Pinnace, and the Boats of the Bustard to examine her, no resistance being offered.

I found two of her crew on board and Eight Guns, besides small Arms and Ammunition. The evidence of the crew of the blockaded Junk proving she was piratical, I took possession of her and secured the Prisoners; and having received a Pilot from the blockaded Junk, and information as to the whereabouts of the other Junks concerned in the piracy. I proceeeed at 9.25 to examine the North side of the island of Tokaup, also the North side of Tooni-ang, and at the latter place in a sinall cove discovered three Junks. Having anchored the Bustard outside, I proceeded in the Boats, and took possession of the Junks, the crews having deserted them and taken to the hills. Two of these were piratical, and the third a fishing-boat, which they captured the previous day, for the purpose of placing their heavy Guns (eighteen-pr.

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Carronades) on board, in order to haul the Junks up on the beach, in which position I found them; the fishing-junk being scuttled, I set her on fire, and having floated the others at high tide, I succeeded, through the exertions of Viscount Kilcoursie and the Pinnace's crew, in getting one out to the Bustard. Being unable, owing to the increasing wind and tide, to bring out the other, and the anchorage being unsafe. I set fire to her, and returned at 8.50 with the boats, and then weighed with the two Junks in tow, and proceeded to an ach.rage oi the S.W. side of Tooni-ang, where I remained for the night. At 5.25 A.M. this day, I weighed and proceeded to this anchorage, where i arrived at 11.30 A.M.—I have, &c.,

His Excellency Rear-Admiral Sir M. Seymour, K.C.B.,

No. 121.

Commander-in-Chief.

(Signed.)

F. W. HALLOWES, Lieutenant Commanding Her Majesty's Gun-Boat “ Bustard.”

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, by The Honourable The Acting Governor in Council, that from this date and until further notice, the Hour in the Evening after which Passes are required from Chinamen found at large is extended from 8 to 9 P.M.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

·Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th December, 1858.

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午八

午2十一月二十 四

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往限以起定憲八夜民

來必九爾於會點間人

毋有點等本同鐘行等

No.122.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With respect to Alarms of Fire, the public attention is directed to Government Notifications No. 10 of 10th January, and No. 157 of 12th November 1857.

The Superintendent of Police has received instructions to bring again to the notice of the Chinese Inhabitants the Chinese Translations of the said Notifications.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th December, 1858.

NOTICE.

HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, 18th December, 1858.

Applications for Passage Brokers' Licenses for the Year 1859, under Ordinance No. 11 of 1857, will be received at this Office from this date up to the 31st instant.

Applicants are requested to state the Names and Addresses of the parties they offer as Sureties, under Clause No. 1 of Ordinance aforesaid.

A. L. INGLIS,

Emigration Officer.

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[DECEMBER 25, 1858.

Carronades) on board, in order to haul the Junks up on the beach, in which position I found them; the fishing-junk being scuttled, I set her on fire, and having floated the others at high tide, I succeeded, through the exertions of Viscount Kilcoursie and the Pinnace's crew, in getting one out to the Bustard. Being unable, owing to the increasing wind and tide, to bring out the other, and the anchorage being unsafe. I set fire to her, and returned at 8.50 with the boats, and then weighed with the two Junks in tow, and proceeded to an ach.rage oi the S.W. side of Tooni-ang, where I remained for the night. At 5.25 A.M. this day, I weighed and proceeded to this anchorage, where i arrived at 11.30 A.M.—I have, &c.,

His Excellency Rear-Admiral Sir M. Seymour, K.C.B.,

No. 121.

Commander-in-Chief.

(Signed.)

F. W. HALLOWES, Lieutenant Commanding Her Majesty's Gun-Boat “ Bustard.”

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, by The Honourable The Acting Governor in Council, that from this date and until further notice, the Hour in the Evening after which Passes are required from Chinamen found at large is extended from 8 to 9 P.M.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

·Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th December, 1858.

一千八百五十八:十

午八

午2十一月二十 四

日示

違夜鐘行 月議為街知本

特紙為街 二 事 限每悉

諭方止每十官今晚向各

准過晚日議大以來商

往限以起定憲八夜民

來必九爾於會點間人

毋有點等本同鐘行等

No.122.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With respect to Alarms of Fire, the public attention is directed to Government Notifications No. 10 of 10th January, and No. 157 of 12th November 1857.

The Superintendent of Police has received instructions to bring again to the notice of the Chinese Inhabitants the Chinese Translations of the said Notifications.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th December, 1858.

NOTICE.

HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, 18th December, 1858.

Applications for Passage Brokers' Licenses for the Year 1859, under Ordinance No. 11 of 1857, will be received at this Office from this date up to the 31st instant.

Applicants are requested to state the Names and Addresses of the parties they offer as Sureties, under Clause No. 1 of Ordinance aforesaid.

A. L. INGLIS,

Emigration Officer.

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DECEMBER 25, 1858.]

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

The Hongkong Government Gazette,

"

E Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer

· MALABAR,

"will close on WEDNES-

y, the 29th December, at 6 o'clock v.m.

usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up following morning. LETTERS received from 11 o'clock A.M., for a late fee of 6., and as 17.4 and from 11 .M. to 124 o'clock r.a., late fee of 1s. on each LETTER, and 2d. on

PAPER.

y Letters and Newspapers posted between the of 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock must be ail.

t-office, Hongkong, 25th December, 1858.

F. W. MITCHELL, Acting Post-Master.

COURT OF PROBATE, HONGKONG. In re DANIEL WEBSTER, deceased. OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, to the NEXT OF KIN and all other Persons, to produce any LL or CODICIL of the above Party that may in their possession, before, the Supreme Court, THURSDAY, the 30th day of December, ; or, if noue, that the Next of Kin do accept fase LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; failing Rich, Administration will be granted to the Regis-

of the said Court.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

in 1.state of GEO. D. BONNYMAN, late

Muster of the “ Chinchin,” deceased.

NOTICE. All parties having Claims against the

above named Estate, are requested to notify same to the undersigned, before the 1st day of February, 1859.

ROBT. H. CAIRNS, Administrator.

Hongkong, 1st December, 1858.

In re GEC. MACALISTER, deceased.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between.

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Steam for

123

(ALFRED LOUIS VAUCHER, ALBERT | SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE EMILE VAUCHER, LOUIS VAUCHER ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, and FRITZ VAUCHER,—Plaintiff's;

& SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

and,

ALFRED DUMAT LANGLOIS, Sued as a Partner in the Mercantile Firm of LANGLOIS & Co.,—Defendant, HEREAS an action has been commenced in

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA-

TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “ MALABAR,” Captain DUNDAS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas- sengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on THURSDAY, the 30th December,

at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 r.. on the 28th; SPECIE until Noon on the 29th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 29th.

this Court at the Suit of the above named ALFRED LOUIS VAUCHER, ALBERT EMILE VAUCHER, LOUIS VAUCHER, and FRITZ VAUCHER, trading under the Firm of VAUCHER FRERES, against the above named ALFRED DUMAT LANGLOIS, as Partner in the said Firm of LANGLOIS & COMPANY, to recover the Sum

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, of Sir Thousand Dollars and upwards, for over-pay-apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation ments made by the said Firm of VAUCHER FRERES, Company's Office, Hongkong. to or on account of the said Firm of LANGLOIS & COMPANY, in respect of consignments of Goods sold at a loss; and it being alleged that the said ALFRED DUMAT LANGLOIS does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued, returnable on the Tenth day of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-nine, where- in WILLIAM PUSTAU, CHARLES BRODERSEN, and WILLIAM PROBST, respectively, of Victoria, Hong kong, trading under the Firm of WILLIAM PUSTAU & COMPANY, are Garnishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof; and if at any time before final Judgment in this action, the said ALFRED DUMAT LANGLOIS, or any Person or his behalf, will give the Security, and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island, in- tituled “An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in Actions at Law, against Persons absent from the Colony," the said Attachment may be dis- solved.

Dated this 18th day of December, 1858.

AMBROSE PARSONS, Hongkong, Plaintiffs' Attorney.

WE

NOTICE.

have established a BRANCH of our House at Hongkong.

MR ROWLAND HAMILTON, and MR HU- BERT MARSHALL MURRAY GRAY, are ad-

OTICE, Persons mitted Partners in CHARL

the said Estate, are requested to send them in, or before the 31st day of December, 1858, for mamination; and also Persons indebted to the said sate, are requested to make immediate payment to

WM. THOM, Administrator.

Hongkong, 20th November, 1858.

MR ROBERT RICHARD WESTALL will sign for us in China per Procuration.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. Shanghae, 18th November, 1858.

Offices in the House occupied by the late Mr EDGER, Queen's Road, 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 on

such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 25th December, 1858.

MR

NOTICE.

"R ROBERT JARVIE was admitted a Partner

in our Firm, on the 1st of July last. GILMAN & Co.,

of Canton, Shanghac, and Foochow. Shanghae, 1st December, 1858

MR

NOTICE.

R ROBERT SCOTT WALKER has joined our Firm, which will, from this day, be carried on under the title of WALKER, BORRADAILE & Co.

THOS. S. BORRADAILE & Co. Hongkong, 25th November, 1858,

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.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 1ST JANUARY, 1859.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 189.

1

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, uider 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,

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W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Na. 123.

W. CAINE.

PROCLAMATION.

By The Honourable Lieutenant-Colonel WILLIAM CAINE, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas the Commands Lier Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honourable SIR EDWARD BULWER LYTTON, Baronet, M.P., Principal. Secretary, of State for the Colonies, have been received,

proving of and confirming the following Ordinances, namely:-

No. 11 of 1858, entitled-

“An Ordinance for the prevention of Offences touching Securities, Sales, and Deposits ;” No. 12 of 1858, entitled-

"An Ordinance for Practitioners in Law:"

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

By Command of the Honourable The Acting Governor,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 27th Day of December, 1858.

No. 124.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

At the request of the Government of Ceylon, the annexed advertisement of a Pearl Fishery to take place at Aripo in the beginning of March next, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th December, 1858.

GOVERNMENT ADVERTISEMENT.

PEARL FISHERY.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given, that a Pearl Fishery will take place at Aripo, in the Island of Ceylon, on or about the 1st of March next 1833; A that the Banks to be fished, are the Modregam Bank, and that portion of the North-west, part of the Chivel Paar Bank left unfished last arch; estimated to contain Oysters sufficient to employ Fifty Boats for Fifteen days.

It is therefore recommended, that such Boat-owners and Divers as may wish to be employed at the said Fishery, should be at Aripo on re the 20th February next. And it is particularly notified, that the first day's fishing will positively take place on the first day in that the weather may permit the Boats to fish.

se Fishery will be conducted on account of Government, and the Oysters put up to sale in such lots as may be deemed expedient.

arrangements of the Fishery will be the same as have been usual on similar occasions. -

ayments to be made in ready money in Ceylon Currency, or in East India Company's Ruples.

fs the Ranks in. Colombo, or Bills on the Agents of this Governm.nt in India, at Ten days sight, will be taken, on Letters of Leing produced to warrant the drawing of such Drafts or Bills.

Conial Secretary's Office, Hongko

THE

Hongkong

GAZETTE

Government

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 1ST JANUARY, 1859.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. IV. No. 189.

1

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, uider 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,

1

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Na. 123.

W. CAINE.

PROCLAMATION.

By The Honourable Lieutenant-Colonel WILLIAM CAINE, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas the Commands Lier Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honourable SIR EDWARD BULWER LYTTON, Baronet, M.P., Principal. Secretary, of State for the Colonies, have been received,

proving of and confirming the following Ordinances, namely:-

No. 11 of 1858, entitled-

“An Ordinance for the prevention of Offences touching Securities, Sales, and Deposits ;” No. 12 of 1858, entitled-

"An Ordinance for Practitioners in Law:"

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

By Command of the Honourable The Acting Governor,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 27th Day of December, 1858.

No. 124.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

At the request of the Government of Ceylon, the annexed advertisement of a Pearl Fishery to take place at Aripo in the beginning of March next, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th December, 1858.

GOVERNMENT ADVERTISEMENT.

PEARL FISHERY.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given, that a Pearl Fishery will take place at Aripo, in the Island of Ceylon, on or about the 1st of March next 1833; A that the Banks to be fished, are the Modregam Bank, and that portion of the North-west, part of the Chivel Paar Bank left unfished last arch; estimated to contain Oysters sufficient to employ Fifty Boats for Fifteen days.

It is therefore recommended, that such Boat-owners and Divers as may wish to be employed at the said Fishery, should be at Aripo on re the 20th February next. And it is particularly notified, that the first day's fishing will positively take place on the first day in that the weather may permit the Boats to fish.

se Fishery will be conducted on account of Government, and the Oysters put up to sale in such lots as may be deemed expedient.

arrangements of the Fishery will be the same as have been usual on similar occasions. -

ayments to be made in ready money in Ceylon Currency, or in East India Company's Ruples.

fs the Ranks in. Colombo, or Bills on the Agents of this Governm.nt in India, at Ten days sight, will be taken, on Letters of Leing produced to warrant the drawing of such Drafts or Bills.

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Gazette.

JANUARY 1, 1859. JANUARY 1, 185

For the convenience of purchasers, the Treasurer at Colombo and the different Government Agents of Provinces, will be authorized : receive Cash Deposits from parties intending to become purchasers, and Receipts of these Officers will be taken in payment of any sums da on account of the Fishery.

No deposit will be received for a less sum than Fifty Pounds.

By His Excellency's Command,

C. J. MACCARTHY,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Colombo, 20th November, 1858.

Statement of the Produce and Valuation of Sample Oysters taken from the Modregam and North-west Chival Paar Banks, in November 1858.

V. 195.

Tenders will «truction of Ct The Tendors

on of same.

The following

DESCRIPTION, SIZE, NUMBER AND QUALITY.

No. Description. Size in

Basket.

Number.

Quality in

Chew.

1. Korowel,

2. Peesell,.

...

20

3. Kalippo, 4. Pecsel,...

5. Kalippo,... 6. Korowel, 7. Peesel,...

S. Anothary,...

9. Kalippo,....

10. Korowel,...

30

...

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60

11. Peesell,.

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46

44

12,000 OYSTERS FROM THE MODREGAM BANK.

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or £1 10s. 4l. per 1000.

Company's

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Hongkong, 1st Janu

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CONTENTS AND

I

Written Declar: e Packages for t the Egyptian Gov the Shipper to t Es of Lading or wi hold themselves r Judice which may

declaration.

Rupees,... 317 0 2

or, £3, 3s. 5d. per 1000.

G. VANE.

W. TWYNAM?

D. J. M. PATCHICO.

Peninsular &

Navigation ( ngkong, 1st

ABY 1, 1859.0

The Hongkong Government Gnzettá,

127

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

ders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before the 10th day of January next, for the etion of Culverts, Surface Drains, &c., &c., in Victoria.

Tenders to express a rate per Lineal Foot, inclusive of excavation and filling in over Culverts on comple- following sizes of Culverts may be required in the ensuing Year.

feet by 4 feet, arched with arched invert

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2.0 flat-stone covering with arched invert.

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VATION

rate per Cube Foot for Ashlar masonry set in mortar, and rough masonry. Also the rate per Cube Yard ing and removing rock. General excavation per Cube Yard.

he above Works to be carried on from time to time as circumstances may require, in accordance with Plans

日 for the respective services.

Varther information, if necessary, may be obtained at the Surveyor General's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Do.

lonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st December, 1858.

長尺第下長尺第

爲招人投辦工程

英正

起至華十

地卽 月

銀方 赴 初初 定

建量七十於

華英

截 十正

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溝其每挖深一尺約要銀若干每砌長 可也今擬在香港地方建造陰陽水

尙長

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開尺

畫聽牙牙碎約尺圓

NOTICE.

VORGE F. MACLEAN is authorised to

our Firm per procuration.

LYALL, STILL & Co.

:, 1st January 1859.

Steam for

TPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, N, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

& SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

3.1Y, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

INSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- OMPANY's Steam-ship “SINGAPORE,” INGER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Pas-

and Cargo, will leave this for the on SATURDAY, the 15th January,

will be received on board until 5 P.M. : SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and antil 2 P.M. on the 14th.

lars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, Peninsular & OrientalSteam Navigation office, Hongkong.

ANTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

n Declaration of the Contents and Value ges for the Overland Route is required ptian Government, and must be delivered pper to the Company's Agents with the ing or with Parcels; and the Company do mselves responsible for any Detention or which may happen from incorrectness on

...ration.

MAIN. FISCHER, Superintendent.

insular & Oriental

igation Company's Office, gong, 1st January, 1859.

NOTICE.

TH

HE next Sittings

of the SUPREME COURT,

in its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on FRIDAY, the Seventh day of January, A.D. 1859, at 12 o'clock at Noon.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

THE Business heretofore conducted in China under the Style of BLENKIN, RAWSON & Co.,

was closed on the 31st ullino.

MR JAMES DOW will sign the name of the Firm in Liquidation.

(Signed) T. S. RAWSON,

S. RAWSON, WILLIAM KAY,

by their Attorney, W. BLENKIN.

JAMES DOW.

W. THORBURN. W. M. C. NORTON.

China, 1st January, 1859.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of MR GRAHAM

December, 1858.

D. W. MACKENZIE & Co. Canton, 1st January, 1859.

No

44

In the Estate of GEO. D. BONNYMAN, late Master of the Chinchin,” deccased. ́OTICE.—All parties having Claims against the above named Estate, are requested to notify the same to the undersigned, before the 1st day of February, 1859. :

ROBT. H. CAIRNS, Administrator.

Hongkong, 1st December, 1858.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a BRANCH of our House at

Hongkong.

Mn ROWLAND HAMILTON, and Mr HU- BERT MARSHALL MURRAY GRAY, are ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR ROBERT RICHARD WESTALL will sign for us in China per Procuration.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. Shanghae, 18th November, 1858.

Offices in the House occupied by the late Mr EDGER, Queen's Road, Hongkong.

Min

NOTICE.

́R ROBERT JARVIE was admitted a Partner

in our Firm, on the 1st of July last. GILMAN & Co.,

of Canton, Shanghae, and Foochow. Shanghae, Ist December, 1858

M.R

NOTICE.

R ROBERT SCOTT WALKER has joined our Firm, which will, from this day, be carried

on under the title of WALKER, BORRADAILE & Co.

THOS. S. BORRÌDAILE & Co. Hongkong, 25th November, 1858,

PER

COPPER-PLATE PRINTING. ERSONS having ENGRAV ID PLATES may have VISITING CARDS (Enamelled or Plain) printed from them at the Office of the "China Mail.”

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

P

THE

Hongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 2Ď JANUARY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

*

156

VOL. III. No. 131.

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 for Criminal Procedure, read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held this day, is published for general information.

Council Room, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th December, 1857.

HONGKONG.

J. M. D'ALMADA È CASTRO, for the Clerk of Councils..

ANNO VIGESIMO PRIMO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

No. of 1857.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, L.L.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Clony 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 Cuncil of Hongkong.

An Ordinance for Criminal Procedure.

I

December, 1857.]

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

1. All Statements which need not be proved shall be omitted from Informations and Indictments, and Substance of every Charge shall be therein expressed without prolixity.

Unnecessary State- ments forbidden.

Forms of Informa-

11. Every Information or Indictment shall continue to be signed as heretofore, but shall, with such difications as may be necessary to meet the Facts of each Case, be in the following Form as near as tion;

av be :-

The Attorney General charges A.B., with the Murder of C.D., [or with having robbed, or stolen

"from the person of. C.D., or with a Burglary in a Dwelling-house, or as the Case may be] at E.,

' on the

Day of

1857-

And if there be more than One Count, then the Second, and every subsequent Count, if any, shall, with and second Counts. like Modifications, be in the following Form as near as may be:-

And also with Piracy, under the Statute of the 11 & 12 Will. III. c. 25 [or setting Fire to a Dwell-

ing-House, or as the Case may be,] at E. aforesaid [or as the Case may be], on the Day and Year last aforesaid [or as the Case may be.]*

III. It shall not be competent to any Prisoner or Defendant to object by Demurrer to any Informa- Demurrers or Objec or Indictment, except upon the ground that the same doth not set forth a sufficient Charge in Law; and tions for lack of Form the hearing of every such Demurrer, and also upon any Application to arrest Judgment, the Court shall, not to be allowed. mut regarding any mere Imperfection, Omission, Delect, or Lack of Form, determine the very Right or rin Law, according as the same shall appear unto the said Court, and give Judgment accordingly.

Save as by this Ordinance is provided, the Rules of Pleading and Practice in Criminal Cases shall to be observed as the same existed at the Time of the passing hereof: And no Ordinance here- be passed for extending to this Colony any Imperial Enactment relating to Crimes or Offences, shall rpreted to repeal or vary any of the Provisions of this Ordinance, unless the intention to repeal or

same be expressed in such future Ordinance.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Pleading and Practice. Provision for further Existing Rules of

Statutes to this Co-

extension of Criminal

lony.

he attention of the Governraent having been called to the Evidence given in the case of the Coolie LOONG- 1, at his Trial in the Supreme Court on the 29th ultimo, for attempting to drown a European, all Registered ople are hereby warned that it is their duty on witnessing Assaults, Robberies, or similar Outrages, to assist, as it may be in their power, the Parties attacked, and not to push off from or neglect to return to the shore, or other way show a culpable indifference as to the result.

..

Government Gazette.

The Hongkong Government

[JANUARY 2, 1858.

Registers are only to be entrusted to Persons willing and able to do their duty in all respect to the Public

which employs them; and a forfeiture of Register may be incurred by conduct of the nature above referred to, in pdition to the other penalties of the Law.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 2.

十正

一千八百五十八:正

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番各於照

JMES

人 本

特 督相法不可凡有按 人 証 十 得

遇牌合

示署 署帮律

帮律得印

不救如遠 盡打船外 名審月港

力架戶出溺龍十按 者有撐力架戶 牌 É 船別前搶知示水亞四察

照本不去往奪悉

日使 日 細 毋港甘以護等下諭命迫據

NEW

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Office of Assistant Superintendent of Police having been abolished, Hi Excellency The Governor has been pleased to appoint A. GRAND-PRE, Esquire, to be Collector of the Police an Lighting Rates.

This appointment is to commence from this date, and all Communications relating to such Rates should hence forth be addressed to-

"THE COLLECTOR OF THE POLICE AND LIGHTING RATES,

"Registrar General's Office,

"Supreme Court House."

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

No. 3.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

given, i

will, as

TI

Counci

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

C

With reference to Government Notification No. 108 of 9th July 1857, it is hereby made known, that H Majesty's Exequatur has been duly granted to LUDWIG WIESE, Esquire, as Consul at Hongkong for the Fr Hanseatic City of Lubeck.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d January, 1858.

NOTICE.

HE Business hitherto carried on by the under-

THE Business hitherto cae conducted under the

Style of STEPHENSON & Co.

JAS. STEPHENSON.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

TR M.

MR

Do ROZARIO, is authorized to sign our Firm.

STEPHENSON & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

NOTICE.

THE Business hitherto carried on at this Port in

THE Business hic, to Ship Chandler & General

Store-keeper, will, from the 1st day of January, 1858, be conducted under the Style of BELLAMY & Co., for which Mr JOHN BELLAMY is authorized to sign per procuration.

JOHN BELLAMY.

Amoy, 31st December, 1857.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day closed our Business at this Port. The Accounts of the Firm will be wound up by Mr F. W. LAWRENCE, who will sign our Name in Liquidation.

DAVIS & LAWRENCE. Hongkong, 31st December, 1857.

MR

NOTICE.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established at Shanghae, under the same Style, a Branch of our Firm in China.

MR GEORGE BLAKEWAY is authorized to sign our Name per procuration from same date.

VAUCHER FRERES. Hongkong, 15th August, 1857.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of MR JAMES SMITH.in our Firm, ceased by his death on

THE

the 2d of July.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 22d July, 1857.

NOTICE.

[R THOMAS DEAS BOYD was admitted a

Partner in our Firm, on 1st ultimo,

MR

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

In the Estate of the late Dr WILLIAM & LORRAIN, deceased.

By

'Colony

and Ch Council

B

́OTICE.-All Persons having Claims aga

The said Estate, will please to send the Legisla for liquidation; and all Persons indebted to said Estate, are requested to make immediate f

ment to

or

ADAM SCOTTN,}

Hongkong, 29th August, 1857.

I.

Exccutor

the Sul II. Modific

may be

In the Estate of HUGH WELSH, late of the

of CUBBINS & WELSH, of Pagoda Ancho Foochow, deceased.

N

́OTICE.-All Persons having Claims on said Estate, will please to send them in to undersigned; and all Persons indebted to the Estate, are requested to make payment to the ur

MR FRANCIS DARBY SYME, on same date, signed as Administrator, on or before the 1st M

retired from our Firm.

F. D. SYME & Co.

Amoy, 26th August, 1857.

NOTICE.

WE

E have established a Branch of our House, as General Merchun!3 & Commission Agents, at BANGKOK, SIAM, from the 25th August last.

REMA, SCHMIDT & Co. Shanghae, 1st October, 1857.

R FREDERICK WILLIAM LAWRENCE

is this day admitted a Partner in our House,HE which, pending the Stoppage of Trade at Canton, will be established at this Port.

JAMES PURDON & Co., of Canton. Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

NOTICE.

VIE next SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT, in its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on FRIDAY, the 8th day of January, A.D. 1858, at 12 o'clock at Noor. •

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN HAMSAY MASSON,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

WILLIAM GASKELL and JAMES Partnership heretofore subsisting between BROWN, as Attorneys, Solicitors, Notaries Public, and Proctors, at Hongkong, was dissolved, by the decease of the said JAMES BROWN, on the 28th day | of April, 1857.

WILLIAM GASKELL.

Dated this 29th day of April 1857.

NOTICE.

1858.

FRED. HOWE HAL. H. B. M.'s Officiating Co.

British Consulate, Foochow, 9th November, 1857.

N

In the Estate of the late HUGH CROSS GIBSON, deceased. ́OTICE.—All Persons having Claims ag the said Estate, will please to send ther for liquidation; and all Persons indebted to said Estate, are requested to make immediate

J. GIBSON

ment to

N.B.-I have empowered T. SUTHERLA Esquire, to receive in my absence, all Debts the above Estate.

Hongkong, 26th November, 1857.

A the lik

II

tion or upon t

withou

T

Matter

Γ

contin

after t

be inte vary t

No. 1

J. Ging

AU-SA Beat-

so far

in an

R ROBERT MUIRHEAD REDDIE, is Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Borg

Mauthorized to sign the name of our Firm in

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co.

China,

Hongkong, 1st December, 1857.

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and unde Dollar; cach Additional Line, Twenty Cents hulf of these charges for each Repetition.

2.487

the Publ

rred to,

GES, cretary.

THE

Honghong

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

ed, Hi

olice and

d hence

CS,

Eary.

at Her e Free,

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ON.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH JANUARY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. III. No. 132.

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.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

L

No. 1 of 1858.

TUESDAY, 5TH JANUARY, 1858.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR, THE ACTING Colonial. Secretary,

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL,

THE COLONIAL TREASURER,

THE SURVEYOR GENERAL, THE CHIEF MAGISTRATE, J. JARDINE, Esquire, GEO. LYALL, Esquire, JOHN DENT, Esquire.

The Council met to-day pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of Council held on the 26th ultimo, were read and approved.

The Chairman of the Select Committee, which had been appointed to consider the Claims of this Colony on the Home Government for Expenses incurred for Imperial purposes, brought up a Report, by which the Governor was requested to lay before the Secretary of State the Pecuniary Claims of the Colony to aid from the Imperial Treasury, on account of Expenses incurred for purposes other than Colonial, and growing out of the position of the Colony in reference to the whole of the Trade with the mainland of China; and it was recommended that at least One-Half of the Expenses of the Judicial, Magisterial, Police and Gaol Departments, should be provided for by a Parliamentary Vote. The Report having been unanimously adopted by the Council,-

It

was Resolved, that the following Extract from the Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons in

1817, on the Commercial Relations with China, be appended to the said Report :-

"Nor do we think it right that the burden of maintaining that which is rather a post for general influence, and the protection of "the General Trade in the China Seas, than a Colony in the ordinary sense, should be thrown in any great degree on the Merchants "or other persons who may be resident upon it."

In consequence of the absence of the Chief Justice on judicial business, the Governor deferred the second reading of

the Criminal Procedure Ordinance till the next Meeting of Council.

His Excellency then stated, that at the same meeting he would lay on the table a Draft Code of Standing Orders

and Rules for the Legislative Council.

The Ordinance for licensing und regulating the Sale of Opium in small Quantities, was brought forward for the

second reading; whereupon Debate ensuing ;-

It was agreed, that the said Debate be adjourned to this day fortnight.

It was determined, that the Ordinance in question be published in the next Government Gazette, "for general

information.

AND,

que to

The Council then adjourned till Monday, the 11th instant, at 12 o'clock.

ON.

By Order of His Excellency The Governor,

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

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

[JANUARY 9, 1858, JANUARY 9, 1

RETURN of

The following Draft Ordinance, which stands for second reading on Tuesday, the 19th instant, is published for general information.

By Order,

DATE OF FRACAPR.

Connell Room, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th January, 1858.

Title.

Preamblo.

of 1853.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO PRIMO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. of 1857.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the " Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vicc-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.

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December, 1857.] Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the " Repeal of Ordinance Legislative Council thereof, as follows:- "No. 3 of 1845, and of I. The whole of Ordinance No. 3 of 1845, and also so much of Ordinances No. 5 of 1845, and No. 4 of " parts of Ordinances 1853, as relate to Smoking Divans, or to Opium, Bhaang, Ganja, Paun, Betel, or Betel Leaf, and all Regula. " Nos. 5 of 1845, and 4tions of the Governor in Council in anywise relating to the premises or any of them, are hereby repealed.

II.

His Excellency the Governor in Council may grant unto any Persons, for such Considerations, The Opium privi and upon such Conditions, and for such Terms or Periods, and in such Form as from Time to Time shall lege to be sold to the

be by His said Excellency in Council regulated and determined, an also notified to the Public in the highest Bidder.

Hongkong Government Gazette, the sole Privilege of Selling or Retailing within the said Colony, or the Waters thereof, Opium in any quantity being less than One Chest: And such Privilege shall from Timepril to Time be granted to the highest Bidder, to be ascertained either by Public Auction or by Tender, to be.. made in pursuance of Notice to be published in the said Gazette to that effect.

Who may grant Li-

censes.

er dealings for- .den.

III. Any Person actually holding any such Privilege, is hereby empowered to grant Licenses to all proper Persons authorising them to retail Opium, in quanties of less than One Chest; but such Licenses shall be granted subject to such Conditions as shall from Time to Time be by His said Excellency in Councilty regulated and notified in manner aforesaid.

IV. From henceforward, no Person not holding any such Privilege or License, or save as he may be by such Privilege or License in that behalf authorised, shall, within this Colony or the Waters thereof, sell, retail, or offer or expose for sale or retail, any Opium in lesser quantities than One Chest. Penalties may be V. For the breach of any of the Regulations in the preceding Sections mentioned, His said awarded by His Ex Excellency in Council is further empowered from Time to Time, to award and notify in the said Gazette all" cellency in Council for

such Penalties as shall be deemed reasonable, which Penalties, when incurred, may be recovered and levied,

· breach of Regulations, and all Proceedings in Manner and Form provided by any Ordinance, for the time being in force, for regulating Summary Pro-gust under the same or this ceedings for Penalties before Justices of the Peace in the said Colony; and likewise all Violations or Diseptember 2 Ordinance to be Sum- obediencies of, or Defaults in compliance with, the Provisions of this Ordinance, or of any Regulations made under the Powers herein and hereby created or conferred, shall be heard and determined summarily in the,

mary.

Penalties under this Ordinance.

like manner.

VI. For every Offence against the Provisions of this Ordinance not otherwise provided for by any Regulations made and notified in Manner aforesaid by His said Excellency in Council, and actually in force, November 9 there shall be recovered and levied in manner aforesaid from, or imposed on the Offender in that behalf, the Penalties following, that is to say:

9

18

59

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For every First Offence, a Fine not exceeding One Hundred Dollars, nor less than One Dollar; or

Imprisonment for a Term not exceeding Three Months, nor less than One Day. And for every subsequent Offence, a Fine not exceeding Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, nor less

than Twenty Dollars; or Imprisonment for a Term not exceeding Six Months, nor less than december 2 Seven Days.

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No Certiorari.

VII. No Certiorari shall be allowed in any Proceeding under this Ordinance.

"

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No. 4.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notification No. 109, of 9th July 1857, it is hereby made known, that Her Majesty's Exequatur has been duly granted to A. W. P. KUP, Esquire, as Consul at Hongkong for His Majesty The King of the Netherlands.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th January, 1858.

No. 5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, I

No. 6.

His Ex the Supreme

This ap

The following Return from the Emigration Officer, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonia

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th January, 1858.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

[JANUARY 9, 1858, JANUARY 9, 1

RETURN of

The following Draft Ordinance, which stands for second reading on Tuesday, the 19th instant, is published for general information.

By Order,

DATE OF FRACAPR.

Connell Room, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th January, 1858.

Title.

Preamblo.

of 1853.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VIGESIMO PRIMO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. of 1857.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the " Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vicc-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 licensing and regulating the Sale of Opium in small Quantities.

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December, 1857.] Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the " Repeal of Ordinance Legislative Council thereof, as follows:- "No. 3 of 1845, and of I. The whole of Ordinance No. 3 of 1845, and also so much of Ordinances No. 5 of 1845, and No. 4 of " parts of Ordinances 1853, as relate to Smoking Divans, or to Opium, Bhaang, Ganja, Paun, Betel, or Betel Leaf, and all Regula. " Nos. 5 of 1845, and 4tions of the Governor in Council in anywise relating to the premises or any of them, are hereby repealed.

II.

His Excellency the Governor in Council may grant unto any Persons, for such Considerations, The Opium privi and upon such Conditions, and for such Terms or Periods, and in such Form as from Time to Time shall lege to be sold to the

be by His said Excellency in Council regulated and determined, an also notified to the Public in the highest Bidder.

Hongkong Government Gazette, the sole Privilege of Selling or Retailing within the said Colony, or the Waters thereof, Opium in any quantity being less than One Chest: And such Privilege shall from Timepril to Time be granted to the highest Bidder, to be ascertained either by Public Auction or by Tender, to be.. made in pursuance of Notice to be published in the said Gazette to that effect.

Who may grant Li-

censes.

er dealings for- .den.

III. Any Person actually holding any such Privilege, is hereby empowered to grant Licenses to all proper Persons authorising them to retail Opium, in quanties of less than One Chest; but such Licenses shall be granted subject to such Conditions as shall from Time to Time be by His said Excellency in Councilty regulated and notified in manner aforesaid.

IV. From henceforward, no Person not holding any such Privilege or License, or save as he may be by such Privilege or License in that behalf authorised, shall, within this Colony or the Waters thereof, sell, retail, or offer or expose for sale or retail, any Opium in lesser quantities than One Chest. Penalties may be V. For the breach of any of the Regulations in the preceding Sections mentioned, His said awarded by His Ex Excellency in Council is further empowered from Time to Time, to award and notify in the said Gazette all" cellency in Council for

such Penalties as shall be deemed reasonable, which Penalties, when incurred, may be recovered and levied,

· breach of Regulations, and all Proceedings in Manner and Form provided by any Ordinance, for the time being in force, for regulating Summary Pro-gust under the same or this ceedings for Penalties before Justices of the Peace in the said Colony; and likewise all Violations or Diseptember 2 Ordinance to be Sum- obediencies of, or Defaults in compliance with, the Provisions of this Ordinance, or of any Regulations made under the Powers herein and hereby created or conferred, shall be heard and determined summarily in the,

mary.

Penalties under this Ordinance.

like manner.

VI. For every Offence against the Provisions of this Ordinance not otherwise provided for by any Regulations made and notified in Manner aforesaid by His said Excellency in Council, and actually in force, November 9 there shall be recovered and levied in manner aforesaid from, or imposed on the Offender in that behalf, the Penalties following, that is to say:

9

18

59

18 B

For every First Offence, a Fine not exceeding One Hundred Dollars, nor less than One Dollar; or

Imprisonment for a Term not exceeding Three Months, nor less than One Day. And for every subsequent Offence, a Fine not exceeding Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, nor less

than Twenty Dollars; or Imprisonment for a Term not exceeding Six Months, nor less than december 2 Seven Days.

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12

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No Certiorari.

VII. No Certiorari shall be allowed in any Proceeding under this Ordinance.

"

23

26

"

No. 4.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notification No. 109, of 9th July 1857, it is hereby made known, that Her Majesty's Exequatur has been duly granted to A. W. P. KUP, Esquire, as Consul at Hongkong for His Majesty The King of the Netherlands.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th January, 1858.

No. 5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, I

No. 6.

His Ex the Supreme

This ap

The following Return from the Emigration Officer, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonia

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th January, 1858.

7), 1858, Jeyrary 9, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

TURN of EMIGRANT SHIPS, to which Certificates have been granted by the Emigration Officer, during the Year 1857.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

3

published

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

OF WHAT PORT.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHITHER BOUND..

Male.

Female.

Male. Female.

Jo-ph. Shepherd,.....

6:30

London

RO,

Roboven,

250

Adelaido

Robert Barber H. R. Marsh

Havana

311

...

Guichen Bay

104

...

bvestigator,...

531

London

Hericane,

1,338

New York

William Miles,

1,227

Prade.

Challenge,

Siam,

J. Godfrey

1,200

Bristol

Thomaston Maine

W. H. Pryen

Guichen Bay

$47

Samuel Very

California

265

Frederick Frwin

Guichen Bay

694

Albert D. Wood

Guichen Bay

429

...

2,007

New York

J. Kenny

Guichen Bay

924

:

324

Singapore

483

New York

Alfred the Great,

575

Glasgow

Almonde,

556

Amsterdam

Sportsman,

626

Boston

Sultana,

568

London

J. D. De Silva N. B. Grant

Peter McIntyre

II. G. Surie W. Thompson W. Tapper

Singapore

52

San Francisco

68

140

8

Guichen Bay

352

Guichen Bay

213

Guichen Bay

322

--

Guichen Bay

387

Young America,

1,961

New York

1). S. Babcock

Guichen Bay

969

Queen of the Seas

1,355

Boston

W. B. Cobb.

Guichen Bay

611

sief of the

Annandale,

759

Annan

...

3

Hamilton,

438

...

Hongkong

potentiary

G

Francis P. Sage.

1,400

New York

Legislative

Jacob Cats,

...

779

Dordrecht

12

Kensington,

800

Newcastle

...

14

Cold tream,

756

London

***

14

657.]

19

Kate Hooper, Deva,

***

1,488

Baltimore

1,039

Liverpool

ice of the

23

20 | Pudsey Dawson,

John Matthie,

762

Liverpool

566

...

Liverpool

Tuskina,

449

San Francisco

No. 4 of I Regula-

Speedy, ..

1,031

Liverpool

Eagle Wing,

1,174

Boston

26

Formosa,

...

epealed.

26

Archer,

400 1,098

derations,

26

Generaal de Stuers,

749

'ime shall

39

Gulnare,

...

1,002

Glasgow

lic in thei

30

Etoile,

538

Bordeaux

31

Maria Hay,

980

Sunderland

ny, or the

3 i

Robert Small,

655

London

-om Time!

Erance,

735

Calentta

London

New York

Alblasserdam

W. Crockett

James Farr

Thomas Ingersoll

A. van der Windt William King George Tickell John J. Jackson A. C. Hawkins T. Harrison

Hunter

W. Crane

R. H. Waters

C. J. Rollason

H. N. Osgood Fokke Fokkens John Wardrop J. Moyzes C. H. Middleton J. W. B. Darke A. Smith

Guichen Bay

466

San Francisco

186

Guichen Bay

725

Guichen Bay

440

Guichen Bay

450

Havana

220

San Francisco

333

Guichen Bay

454

Guichen Bay

387

J.

Singapore

277

Havana

227

J. II. Nightingall

Guichen Bay

615

Guichen Bay

555

San Francisco

100

San Francisco

397

C

Guichen Bay

515

Havana

326

:

Guichen Bay

442

Guichen Bay

577

Havana

240

Guichen Bay

393

...

ler, to be

22

Torrent,

644

New York

J. S. Copp

San Francisco

301

24

Koning Wm. Tweede,

800

Rotterdam

25

Man-hon,

1,113

Macao

ses to all

25 | Joseph Peabody,

1,198

Boston

...

Licenses

n Council

may be by -reof, sell,

30

City of Carlisle,

...

1,090 | Nowcas

H. R. Giezen Bernadine E. Weston W. Storey

Guichen Bay

396

Guichen Bay

383

San Francisco

445

...

Guichen Bay

586

1

Caribbean,

...

...

874

London

J. Winchester

San Francisco

398

Robert Passenger,

12 | Wizard,...

...

...

...

480 1,600

Loydon

E. Sayer

San Francisco

290

...

New York

S. H. Slate

San Francisco

706

46

Salsette,

...

18

Winged Arrow,

...

His said

20 Mary Wienholt,

29

Lancashire,

...

756 1,052 1,800

Newcastle

Boston

985

Gazette all!

15 | Chapman,

...

750

London

London Liverpool

F. Swinton

F. Bearse J. Weissenhorn J. W. Young R. Harland

Guichen Bay

415

San Francisco

356

...

San Francisco

519

Guichen Bay

321

San Francisco

277

23

...

...

20

nd levied

Mary Whitridge,

978

Baltimore

R. C. Chesbrough

San Francisco

60

9

Eva Johanna,

979.

Rotter-lam

nary Pro-st

25

Kensington,.

500

New York

S. van Bochoeve F. W. Thrane

San Francisco

241

17

2

...

Sydney

200

s or Disember 2

Philip Laing,

499

London

J. L. Cadenhead

Melbourne

97

***

...

ons made

12

GouverneurGen. VanTwist.

471

Rotterdam

ily in the

or by any - in force, ehalf, the

21

William & Jane, .

489

London

C. E. Hoeckmar J. Chapman

San Francisco

8

49

1

**

Melbourne

145

...

...

ber

2

Claremont,

634

London

10

Starr King,

1,140

Boston

10

Hebe,

600

Rotterdam

mber 9

Oithona,

766

London

9

Edwin Fox,

892

London

18

Alfred the Great,

649

Glasgow

Dollar; or

nor less less thanmber 2

18

Bengal,

667

Bristol

...

19

Cashmere,

640

London

21

Queen of the Seas,

...

1,400

Boston

23

Hindostan,

708

London

...

Earl of Eglinton,

...

12

Wizard,...

...

...

1,274 1,601

Glasgow

15

Osborn Howes,

...

23

Cornwall,

...

26 Houguemont,

...

that Her Majesty

ES, -etary.

584 London

...

455 London

To Guichen Bay, Sydney, and Melbourne,........................

SUMMARY.

„, Havana,...

,, Singapore,....

New York

1,100 Boston

W. H. Burgoyne G. H. Turner Adolphe H. Kichl Wiliam Holmes Joseph Ferguson Peter McIntyre

W. Summerfield

George Pearson W. B. Cobb James C. Boeuf John Laughton J. G. Woodside N. D. Kelley William Dawson J. H. Dalton

Sydney Sydney

Melbourne

San Francisco

53

San Francisco

10

37 150

...

Melbourne

150

Sydney

380

Havana

310

301

323

··

122

...

...

Melbourne

669

...

...

Melbourne

123

Havana

492

Sydney & Melbourne

967

San Francisco

210

90

Sydney & Melbourne

317

Sydney

455

::

17,721

1

5,273

612

2,126

329

...

25,449 513

11

EDMUND R.” MICHELL, Emigration Officer.

Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

ES,

➡lary.

No. 6.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor has been pleased to appoint Alfred WEATHERHEAD, Esquire, to be Clerk of the Sureme Court of this Colony.

This

i

atment to date from the 5th instant.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th January, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

7), 1858, Jeyrary 9, 1858.]

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

TURN of EMIGRANT SHIPS, to which Certificates have been granted by the Emigration Officer, during the Year 1857.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

3

published

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

OF WHAT PORT.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHITHER BOUND..

Male.

Female.

Male. Female.

Jo-ph. Shepherd,.....

6:30

London

RO,

Roboven,

250

Adelaido

Robert Barber H. R. Marsh

Havana

311

...

Guichen Bay

104

...

bvestigator,...

531

London

Hericane,

1,338

New York

William Miles,

1,227

Prade.

Challenge,

Siam,

J. Godfrey

1,200

Bristol

Thomaston Maine

W. H. Pryen

Guichen Bay

$47

Samuel Very

California

265

Frederick Frwin

Guichen Bay

694

Albert D. Wood

Guichen Bay

429

...

2,007

New York

J. Kenny

Guichen Bay

924

:

324

Singapore

483

New York

Alfred the Great,

575

Glasgow

Almonde,

556

Amsterdam

Sportsman,

626

Boston

Sultana,

568

London

J. D. De Silva N. B. Grant

Peter McIntyre

II. G. Surie W. Thompson W. Tapper

Singapore

52

San Francisco

68

140

8

Guichen Bay

352

Guichen Bay

213

Guichen Bay

322

--

Guichen Bay

387

Young America,

1,961

New York

1). S. Babcock

Guichen Bay

969

Queen of the Seas

1,355

Boston

W. B. Cobb.

Guichen Bay

611

sief of the

Annandale,

759

Annan

...

3

Hamilton,

438

...

Hongkong

potentiary

G

Francis P. Sage.

1,400

New York

Legislative

Jacob Cats,

...

779

Dordrecht

12

Kensington,

800

Newcastle

...

14

Cold tream,

756

London

***

14

657.]

19

Kate Hooper, Deva,

***

1,488

Baltimore

1,039

Liverpool

ice of the

23

20 | Pudsey Dawson,

John Matthie,

762

Liverpool

566

...

Liverpool

Tuskina,

449

San Francisco

No. 4 of I Regula-

Speedy, ..

1,031

Liverpool

Eagle Wing,

1,174

Boston

26

Formosa,

...

epealed.

26

Archer,

400 1,098

derations,

26

Generaal de Stuers,

749

'ime shall

39

Gulnare,

...

1,002

Glasgow

lic in thei

30

Etoile,

538

Bordeaux

31

Maria Hay,

980

Sunderland

ny, or the

3 i

Robert Small,

655

London

-om Time!

Erance,

735

Calentta

London

New York

Alblasserdam

W. Crockett

James Farr

Thomas Ingersoll

A. van der Windt William King George Tickell John J. Jackson A. C. Hawkins T. Harrison

Hunter

W. Crane

R. H. Waters

C. J. Rollason

H. N. Osgood Fokke Fokkens John Wardrop J. Moyzes C. H. Middleton J. W. B. Darke A. Smith

Guichen Bay

466

San Francisco

186

Guichen Bay

725

Guichen Bay

440

Guichen Bay

450

Havana

220

San Francisco

333

Guichen Bay

454

Guichen Bay

387

J.

Singapore

277

Havana

227

J. II. Nightingall

Guichen Bay

615

Guichen Bay

555

San Francisco

100

San Francisco

397

C

Guichen Bay

515

Havana

326

:

Guichen Bay

442

Guichen Bay

577

Havana

240

Guichen Bay

393

...

ler, to be

22

Torrent,

644

New York

J. S. Copp

San Francisco

301

24

Koning Wm. Tweede,

800

Rotterdam

25

Man-hon,

1,113

Macao

ses to all

25 | Joseph Peabody,

1,198

Boston

...

Licenses

n Council

may be by -reof, sell,

30

City of Carlisle,

...

1,090 | Nowcas

H. R. Giezen Bernadine E. Weston W. Storey

Guichen Bay

396

Guichen Bay

383

San Francisco

445

...

Guichen Bay

586

1

Caribbean,

...

...

874

London

J. Winchester

San Francisco

398

Robert Passenger,

12 | Wizard,...

...

...

...

480 1,600

Loydon

E. Sayer

San Francisco

290

...

New York

S. H. Slate

San Francisco

706

46

Salsette,

...

18

Winged Arrow,

...

His said

20 Mary Wienholt,

29

Lancashire,

...

756 1,052 1,800

Newcastle

Boston

985

Gazette all!

15 | Chapman,

...

750

London

London Liverpool

F. Swinton

F. Bearse J. Weissenhorn J. W. Young R. Harland

Guichen Bay

415

San Francisco

356

...

San Francisco

519

Guichen Bay

321

San Francisco

277

23

...

...

20

nd levied

Mary Whitridge,

978

Baltimore

R. C. Chesbrough

San Francisco

60

9

Eva Johanna,

979.

Rotter-lam

nary Pro-st

25

Kensington,.

500

New York

S. van Bochoeve F. W. Thrane

San Francisco

241

17

2

...

Sydney

200

s or Disember 2

Philip Laing,

499

London

J. L. Cadenhead

Melbourne

97

***

...

ons made

12

GouverneurGen. VanTwist.

471

Rotterdam

ily in the

or by any - in force, ehalf, the

21

William & Jane, .

489

London

C. E. Hoeckmar J. Chapman

San Francisco

8

49

1

**

Melbourne

145

...

...

ber

2

Claremont,

634

London

10

Starr King,

1,140

Boston

10

Hebe,

600

Rotterdam

mber 9

Oithona,

766

London

9

Edwin Fox,

892

London

18

Alfred the Great,

649

Glasgow

Dollar; or

nor less less thanmber 2

18

Bengal,

667

Bristol

...

19

Cashmere,

640

London

21

Queen of the Seas,

...

1,400

Boston

23

Hindostan,

708

London

...

Earl of Eglinton,

...

12

Wizard,...

...

...

1,274 1,601

Glasgow

15

Osborn Howes,

...

23

Cornwall,

...

26 Houguemont,

...

that Her Majesty

ES, -etary.

584 London

...

455 London

To Guichen Bay, Sydney, and Melbourne,........................

SUMMARY.

„, Havana,...

,, Singapore,....

New York

1,100 Boston

W. H. Burgoyne G. H. Turner Adolphe H. Kichl Wiliam Holmes Joseph Ferguson Peter McIntyre

W. Summerfield

George Pearson W. B. Cobb James C. Boeuf John Laughton J. G. Woodside N. D. Kelley William Dawson J. H. Dalton

Sydney Sydney

Melbourne

San Francisco

53

San Francisco

10

37 150

...

Melbourne

150

Sydney

380

Havana

310

301

323

··

122

...

...

Melbourne

669

...

...

Melbourne

123

Havana

492

Sydney & Melbourne

967

San Francisco

210

90

Sydney & Melbourne

317

Sydney

455

::

17,721

1

5,273

612

2,126

329

...

25,449 513

11

EDMUND R.” MICHELL, Emigration Officer.

Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

ES,

➡lary.

No. 6.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor has been pleased to appoint Alfred WEATHERHEAD, Esquire, to be Clerk of the Sureme Court of this Colony.

This

i

atment to date from the 5th instant.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th January, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No..7.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[JANUARY 9, 18

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Whereas LEONG-Assow entered into a Contract, on the 16th September 1856, with the Surveyor General, · repair and widen the Road from West Point to Aberdeen," which Contract he has failed to fulfil;—it is her notified, that Tenders will be received by the Surveyor General up to the 18th instant, for the completion of work according to the terms of Contract, either in Sections or otherwise, as may be desired.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

i

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th January, 1858.

NOTICE

THE Attorney General requests the attendance of

all the Members of either Branch of the LEGAL PROFESSION at the COURT House, on TUESDAY NEXT, the 12th instant, at the hour of Noon-to take into consideration a certain proposal which has been laid before him, affecting the relative positions in future of Barristers and Solicitors within this Island.

Attorney General's Office,

Hongkong, 9th January, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

E Next GENERAL MAILS per One of the P. & O. Steamers, will close on the 14th instant, at 6 P.M.

The SUPPLEMENTARY MAILS will be made up the

NOT

In re JOSEPII FROST EDGER,

MERCHANT, deceased.

́OTICE,—All Claims against the above Estate must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMI- NISTRATOR, before the Fifth day of July, a.D. 1858, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estate, are re- quested to make immediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

In re JOHN WARD, deceased.

JOZE PIRIS, Police Constable, deccased. " HYAT SOOMEE, 99

99

following, morning from 9 to 11 and from 11 to 12 N

o'clock, for late fees of Sixpence and One Shilling.

All Letters posted between 11 and 12 o'clock require pre-payment.

Post Office, Hongkong,

5th January, 1858.

Steam for

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

Also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. NE of the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S STEAM-SHIPS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places, on FRIDAY, the 15th January, at 2 P.M.

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

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

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

Peninsular & Oriental

MAXN. FISCHER.

Superintendent.

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1858.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. In the matter of the Insolvency of ING-TYE, late of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong. OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,—that the ESTATE and EFFECTS of the above named Insolvent have been vested in NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar of the said Court, and i'rovisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Acting Registrar.

Court House, Victoria, 7th January, 1958.

99

【OTICE.-All Claims against the above Estates must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMI-

NOTICE.

R THOMAS DEAS BOYD was admi Partner in our Firm, on 1st ultimo. MR FRANCIS DARBY SYME, on same retired from our Firm.

Amoy, 26th August, 1857.

WE

F. D. SYME &

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our I as General Merchants & Commission &

at BANGKOK, SIAM, from the 25th August las, REMI, SCHMIDT & į Shanghae, 1st October, 1857.

NISTRATOR, before the Twenty-eighth day of June, THE

A.D. 1858, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estates, are re- quested to make immediate payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar—Official Administrator.

NOTICE

HE Business hitherto carried on, by the under- signed. will in future be conducted under the Style of STEPHENSON & Co.

JAS. STEPHENSON. Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

MR

R M. C. Do ROZARIO, is authorized to sign

our Firm.

STEPHENSON & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

NOTICE.

Business hitherto carried on at this Port in my own Name, as Ship Chandler & General Store-keeper, will, from the 1st day of January, 1856, be conducted under the Style of BELLAMY & Co., for which Mr JOHN BELLAMY is authorized to sign per procuration.

JOHN BELLAMY.

Amoy, 31st December, 1857.

WR

NOTICE.

E have this day closed our Business at this Port. The Accounts of the Firm will be wound up by Mr F. W. LAWRENCE, who will sign our Name in Liquidation.

DAVIS & LAWRENCE. Hongkong, 31st December, 1857.

MR

NOTICE.

R FREDERICK WILLIAM LAWRENCE is this day admitted a Partner in our House, which, pending the Stoppage of Trade at Canton, will be established at this l'ort.

JAMES PURDON & Co., of Cunton. Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of MR JAMES SMITH in our Firm, ceased by his death on the 2d of July.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Ilongkong, 22d July, 1857.

NOTICE.

NEW SP

The

THE Partnership heretofore subsisting be WILLIAM GASKELL and JA BROWN, as Attorneys, Solicitors, Notaries P and Proctors, at Hongkong, was dissolved, given, tha decense of the said JAMES BROWN, on the 281. of April, 1857.

WILLIAM GASKEI will, as be Dated this 29th day of April 1857.

NOTICE.

R ROBERT MUIRHEAD REDDI"

Mauthorized to sign the name of our F

China.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & (

Hongkong, 1st December, 1857.

Co

By I Polamy of

In the Estate of HUGH WELSH, late of the. of CUBBINS & WELSH, of Pagoda Am! Foochow, deceased, TOTICE.-All Persons having Claims Chief said Estate, will please to send them in Council a undersigned; and all Persons indebted to th Estate, are requested to make payment to the signed as Administrator, on or before the 1st A

1858.

FRED. HOWE HAI Be i H. B. M.'s Officiating CLegislati

I.

British Consulate, Foochow, 9th November, 1857.

the Subs

II.

be:

In the Estate of the late HUGH CROSS Modifica

GIBSON, deceased.

may 【OTICE.—All Persons having Claims

the said Estate, will please to send th for liquidation; and all Persons indebted said Estate, are requested to make immediat

ment to

And

J. GIBS the like

N.B.-I have empowered T. SUTHERLA Esquire, to receive in my absence, all Debts d the above Estate.

J. GIBS

III

Hongkong, 26th November, 1857.

tion or

Cents.

TEENS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under

Dollar; each Additional Line, Twenty Cente continu half of those charges for each Repetition.

upon th without Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongk

PRICE, $12 per Annum. Single Copies, Thi Matter

IV

after to

be inter vary th

Pa

ARY 9, 18

THE

· General, ;-it is h mpletion of

RIDGES,

il Secretary.

D was adm

st ultimo.

~ME, on sam

. SYME &

Hongkong

Government

GAZETTE.

nch of our Commission

h August le CHMIDT &

NEW SERIES.

subsisting b

LL and JA

s, Notaries

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 16TH JANUARY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. III. No. 133.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby dissolved,! 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"

′′N, on the 26

M GASKET ♥all, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government. 857.

D REDD: me of our F

WISE &

́, late of the.

Pagodu Ar

g Claims

end them it ebted to

ent to the s

re the 1st &

OWE HAS

By Order,

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

HONGKONG.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

ANNO VIGESIMO PRIMO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. 1 of 1858.

By His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, L.L.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the -3" of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary 16 tecf Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative

od of Hongkong.

An Ordinance for Criminal Procedure.

[11th January, 1858.]

Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Officiating (1 pislative Council thereof, as follows:-

Unnecessary State-

ments forbidden.

1. All Statements which need not be proved shall be omitted from Informations and Indictments, and the Substance of every Charge shall be therein expressed without prolixity.

11. Every Information or Indictment shall continue to be signed as heretofore, but shall, with such H CROSS Modifications as may be necessary to meet the Facts of each Case, be in the following Form as near as tion;

- Claims :

to send the

indebted

e immediat

J. GIBS

THERLA all Debts

The Attorney General charges A.B., with the Murder of C.D., [or with having robbed, or stolen

from the person of C.D., or with a Burglary in a Dwelling-house, or as the case may be] at-E., - ' on the

Day of

18 :-

Forms of Informa-

And if there be more than One Count, then the Second, and every subsequent Count, if any, shall, with and second Counts. she like Modifications, be in the following Form as near as may be :-

And also with Piracy in making a Revolt on board of the Vessel F, or as the case may be, [or set

ting Fire to a Dwelling-House, or as the case may be,] at E. aforesaid [or as the case may be], on the Day and Year last aforesaid [or as the case may be.]'

J. Gin

ť

11. It shall not be competent to any Prisoner or Defendant to object by Demurrer to any Informa- Demurrers or Objec nor Indictment, except upon the ground that the same doth not set forth a sufficient Charge in Law; and tions for lack of Forms.

the hearing of every such Demurrer, and also upon any Application to arrest Judgment, the Court shall, not to be allowed. without regarding any mere Imperfection, Omission, Defect, or Lack of Form, determine the very Right or Copies, Tar Matter in Law, according as the same shall appear unto the said Court, and give Judgment accordingly.

Tail, Hone

8 and und

tition.

IV. Save as by this Ordinance is provided, the Rules of Pleading and Practice in Criminal Cases shall Existing Rules ofï senty Centertinue to be observed as the same existed at the Time of the passing hereof. And no Ordinance here- Pleading and Practice. fter to be passed for extending to this Colony any Imperial Enactment relating to Crimes or Offences, shall .Provision for further An interpreted to repeal or vary any of the Provisions of this Ordinance, unless the intention to repeal or Statutes to this Co- *ity the same be expressed in such future Ordinance.

lony.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 11th Day of January, 1858.

L D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.` ̧

JOHN BOWRING.

extension of Criminal;

1

2

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[JANUARY 16, 1858(ANUAR

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 2 of 1858.

MONDAY, 11TH JANUARY, 1858.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR AND ALL THE MEMBERS, EXCEPT THE SURVEYOR GENERAL,

The Council met to-day pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Council were read and approved.

The Ordinance "for Criminal Procedure," (No. 1 of 1858,) was read a second time; and after the adoption amendments proposed in Committee, was passed, and ordered to be published in the Government Gazette.

9. 9.

The orporatic

Color

count of

en

The Governor laid on the Table a Draft of Standing Orders and Rules for the Legislative Council of Hongkong Orient

They were then read, amended, and ordered to be printed for circulation amongst the Members.

shov

A Motion recommending the admission of Strangers to the Sittings of the Council, on the introduction of Member "spected

was unanimously agreed to, and the Governor engaged to forward the same to the Secretary of State, and t solicit his approval thereof.

The Council then adjourned till Tuesday, the 19th instant, at 12 o'clock.

By Order of His Excellency The Governor,

Victor

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

>. 10.

The

No. 8.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The undermentioned Abstracts of the probable Revenue and Expenditure of this Colony, for the Year 1858, ar published for general information.

formati

Colc

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th January, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

...

...

Licenses,

Taxes,

Postages,

...

...

***

...

***

£ d. 18,000 0 0 5,600 0 0 7,180 0 0 11,000 0 0

8.

£ s. d. 15,837 14 6 2,279 2 0 8,031 16 1 3,868 1 91

ABSTRACT of the probable REVENUE of the COLONIAL | ABSTRACT of Sums required to defray the EXPENSES of th: The 1

GOVERNMENt of hongKONG, for the Year 1858, shewing also the Revenue received under the similar heads in the Year 1856, being the Year previous to that in which the Estimates are prepared.

Land Revenue,

Rents, exclusive of Lands,

ESTIMATED FOR 1858.

REVENCE OF

1856.

COLONIAL GOVERNMENT of HONGKONG, ford Rock the Year from 1st January to 31st December, 1858,

shewy. whi also the Amount expended for the Year previous to that i The which the Estimates are prepared, viz : 1856.

ESTABLISHMENTS ———

Salaries, Fixed Estab-

ESTIMATE FOR 1853.

EXPENDITURE OF

1856.

les in c The 820 W -int Wil

Shou its exh

The i

£ s. d.

£ s. d.

lishments, Provisional and

£34,017 15 8

99

Temporary,

1,187 10 0

Fines, Forfeitures, and Fees of Courts,...

Fees of Offices,

Sale of Government Property,

Reimbursement in aid of Expenses in-

curred by Government,

Miscellaneous Receipts,

Interest,

...

Special Receipts,

...

***

***

2,900 0 0 3,615 0 0 25 0 0

2,156 18 9 2,781 16 10

525 0 0

35 14 7

359 6 9

...

...

...

Total,...

.....

100 0 0 600 0 0 40 0 0

49,585 0 0

108 11 21

41 6 3

Allowances,

Office Contingencies,...

Pensions, Retired Allowances, & Gratuities, Revenue Serviccs, exclusive of Estab-

lishments, Administration of Justice, do., Charitable Allowances,

***

Education, exclusive of Establishment, Medical, do.

40 0 0

...

35,500 8 9

Police,

...

Gaols,

Rent,

...

1,787 0 0 37,032 5 8

29,401 4 11

100 0 0

125 0 0

63 10 10-

208 3 10

105 0 0

82 10 0

100 0 0

32 1 8

do.,

...

220 0 0 525 0 0 2,990 0 0 2,315 0 0 15.0 0

259 12 5 2,695 13 10

316 6 6

6 7 1

Transport,

..

...

Works and Buildings,

Miscellaneous Services,

..

Roads, Streets, and Bridges,...

...

Land and House purchased, ... Special Expences,

L

2 14 11

Hyd

100 0 0

349

I 1

Total,....................... £62,677 5 8

42,426 6 5 This

9, Au

16,050 0 0 2,900 0 0 100 0 0

397 14 4 4,337 3 3 4,274 1

!

16, 1858ARY 16, 1858.]

IL

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

3

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

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

adoption

ctte.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th January, 1858.

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

ending 31st December, 1857, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,.....$342,965. SPECIE IN RESERVE,

"

200,000.

Hongkong Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 5th January, 1858.

f Member- tate, and t

P. CAMPBELL, Manager.

cted this day the Books and Treasure Vault of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and hereby certify that the Amount of Specie shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 8th January, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

TRO,

10.

1858, are

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners from the Hydrographer to the Admiralty, London, is published for general formation.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th January, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

GES, retary.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[No. 36.]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA-PORT PHILLIP.

TEMPORARY LIGHT VESSEL IN GEELONG HARBOUR.

ES of the The Harbour Authorities at Geelong, Port Phillip, have given Notice, that a Light-vessel has been temporarily moored opposite the KONG, for Rock, on the port side of the channel leading into Corio harbour, Geelong, near the position hitherto occupied by the Second black 58, shewin, which has been removed.

to that i

PENDITURE OF

1856.

The Light is white, fixed, and elevated 27 feet above the sea; and it may be seen from the deck of a small vessel at a distance of 9 de in clear weather.

The Light-ship lies in 12 feet at low water, with the following bearings :-Outer red dolphin, upon which a red ball has been placed, W.; beacon on Bird Rock S. 89° E.; white buoy off Bird Rock S. 54° E.; red buoy off Point Wilson S. 87° E.; white buoy off #:1 Wilson S. 52° E., and Foint Henry S. 4° W.

£. d. Should the Light-vessel break adrift, or be otherwise shifted from her moorings, the white light will be discontinued, and two red

exhibited instead by night, and a large white flag by day. The following tidal signals will be made from the Light-vessel by day to indicate the depth of water on the Bar :-

401 4 11

63 10 10

208 3 10

82 10 0

32

8

6 7

1

259 12

5

,695 13 10

316 6 6

397 14 4

One blue flag,

One ball,

...

Ball with blue flag over,

Ball with blue flag under, Two balls,

**

非會

***

Two balls with blue flag under, Two balls with blue flag over, Two balls with red flag under, Two balls with red flag over, Two balls with red flag between, Red flag,

**

...

***

*

...

ade

***

...

***

...

10 feet.

***

...

10

{ All bearings are magnetic. Variation 8o East in 1857.]

...

...

...

...

...

11

"9

11 » 12

12 »

13

"

134 »

14 29

***

144 »

15

"

By Command of their Lordships,

*337 3 3

274 1 8

2 14 1}

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 29th September, 1857.

349 1 1

JOHN WASHINGTON,

Hydrographer.

426 6 5 Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts :-Australian, General, No. 1042; Bass Strait, No. 1695; Port Phillip, No. 1171.

Australia Directory, Vol 1., p. 127, and Art. 26 of Appendix; and Australia Lights List, No. 91.

!

1

The Hongkong

Government Gazette.

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF IN- SOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA. In the matter of the “ ASIATIC MARINE INSURANCE Office,"

TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-That by an Order of this Court, bearing date the Fifth day December, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day closed our Business at this Port. The Accounts of the Firm will be wound up by Mr F. W. LAWRENCE, who will sign our Name in Liquidation.

DAVIS & LAWRENCE. Hongkong, 31st December, 1857.

M

NOTICE.

R FREDERICK WILLIAM LAWRENCE is this day admitted a Partner in our House, which, pending the Stoppage of Trade at Canton, will

established at this Port.

JAMES PURDON & Co., of Canton.

The SHAREHOLDERS of the said “Asiatic Marine Insurance Office" are required to pay the further sum of COMPANY'S RUPEES TWO THOUSAND, assessed in respect of each Share held by them, respectively, on or before the following dates: that is to say, the SHAREHOLDERS resident in Cul-be cutta, or the Suburbs thereof, on or before the Fifteenth day of January neat; the SHAREHOLDERS resident in HONGKONG and BOMBAY, on or before the Fifteenth day of April neat, and the SHAREHOLDERS resident in GREAT BRITAIN and all other places not men-

tioned in the said order, on or in the fifteenth

day of July next; and that the Official Assignee will be at liberty to apply that the defaulting SHARE-`| HOLDERS be adjudged to have committed an act of Insolvency, according to the provisions of the Indian Insolvent Act.

DEMAN & HATCH, Attornies for the Official Assignee.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of MR JAMES THE

SMITH in our Firm, ceased by his death on the 2d of July.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 22d July, 1857.

M

NOTICE.

IR THOMAS DEAS BOYD was admitted a

Partner in our Firm, on 1st ultimo. MR FRANCIS DARBY SYME, on same date, R WM. HY. GREEN, and Mr HENRY B. retired from our Firm.

NOTICE.

MR LEMANN, are authorized to sign our Firm:

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

Hongkong, 12th January, 1858.

NOTICE.

HE Business hitherto carried on by the under-

THE care conducted under the

Style of STEPHENSON & Co.

JAS. STEPHENSON. Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

F. D. SYME & Co.

Amoy, 26th August, 1857.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our House, as General Merchants & Commission Agents, at BANGKOK, SIAM, from the 25th August last.

REMI, SCHMIDT & Co. Shanghae, 1st October, 1857.

R M. C. Do ROZARIO, is authorized to sign THE

MR

our Firm,

STEPHENSON & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1358.

NOTICE.

THE Business hitherto carried on at this Port in

Store-keeper, will, from the 1st day of January, 1858, be conducted under the Style of BELLAMY & Co., for which Mr JOHN BELLAMY, JUN., is an- thorized to sign per procuration.

JOHN BELLAMY. Amoy, 31st December, 1857.

NOTICE.

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In re JOSEPH FROST EDGER,

MERCHANT, deceased. ́OTICE,—All Claims against the above E must be proved before the OFFICIAL A: NISTRATOR, before the Fifth day of July, 1858, otherwise they will not be included Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estate, are quested to make immediate Payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON Acting Registrar-Official Administr.

In re JOHN WARD, deceased.

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JOZE PIRIS, Police Constable, deceased HYAT SOOMEE,

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́OTICE.—All Claims against the above Es must be proved before the Official ¿: NISTRATOR, before the Twenty-eighth day of ↓ A.D. 1858, otherwise they will not be included i Scheme of Division.

All Persons indebted to the above Estates, ar quested to make inmediate payment to

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSO! Acting Registrar—Official Administr.

In the Estate of HUGH WELSH, late of the NEW SE

of CUBBINS & WELSH, of Pagoda Anche Foochow, deceased.,

OTICE.-All Persons having Claims on

NOTH

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will, as bei

said Estate, will please to send them in v undersigned; and all Persons indebted to the given, that Estate, are requested to make payment to the u signed as Administrator, on or before the 1st M 1858.

FRED. HOWE HAL II. B. M.'s Officiating Co British Consulate, Foochow, 9th November, 1857.

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In the Estate of the late HUGH CROSS GIBSON, deceased. OTICE.—All Persons having Claims ag the said Estate, will please to send the for liquidation; and all Persons indebted to said Estate, are requested to make immediate

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THE Partnership heretofore subsisting between WILLIAM GASKELL and JAMES BROWN, as Attorneys, Solicitors, Notaries Public, | ment to and Proctors, at Hongkong, was dissolved, by the decease of the said JAMES BROWN, on the 28th day of April, 1857.

WILLIAM GASKELL. Dated this 29th day of April 1857.

NOTICE.

N.B.—I have empowered T. SUTHERLA Esquire, to receive, in my absence, all Debts d: the above Estate.

J. GIBSO

Hongkong, 26th November, 1857.

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Hongkong, 1st December, 1857.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23Ɗ JANUARY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. III. No. 134.

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.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 3 of 1858.

TUESDAY, 19th JANUARY, 1858.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNor, and all thE MEMBERS.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

Hongk The Minutes of the last Council were read and approved.

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The Ordinance for licensing and regulating the Sale of Opium in small Quantities, was read a second time.

On going into Comraittee of the whole Council, for the consideration of the Ordinance,-

it was resolved, that the Discussion on the Ordinance in Committee be postponed until the 16th February next.

It was then unanimously resolved, that on the 16th February next, this Council will take such Evidence on the

subject matters of the said Ordinance as may then, and there be offered.

it was understood that the Names of Witnesses to be examined, should be reported, on or before the 13th February,

to the Clerk of Councils, by the Members introducing them.

It was unanimously resolved, that His Excellency be requested to recommend, that the Salary of the Clerk of Councils be increased to £200 per annum; such increase to commence from the 1st Day of January, now instant.

The Council then adjourned till Tuesday, the 16th February next, at 12 o'clock.

By Order of His Excellency The Governor,

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

36. 11.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

At the request of the Consul for the United States of America in this place, who has obtained Leave of absence, O. E. ROBERTS, Esquire, will be recognized, pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government, as Vice-Consul in Hongkong for the United States of America.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th January, 1858.

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. BRIDGES,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

The subjoined Communication from the Superintendent of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d January, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23Ɗ JANUARY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. III. No. 134.

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.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 3 of 1858.

TUESDAY, 19th JANUARY, 1858.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNor, and all thE MEMBERS.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

Hongk The Minutes of the last Council were read and approved.

23,

Thin

+ Cents-

on.

The Ordinance for licensing and regulating the Sale of Opium in small Quantities, was read a second time.

On going into Comraittee of the whole Council, for the consideration of the Ordinance,-

it was resolved, that the Discussion on the Ordinance in Committee be postponed until the 16th February next.

It was then unanimously resolved, that on the 16th February next, this Council will take such Evidence on the

subject matters of the said Ordinance as may then, and there be offered.

it was understood that the Names of Witnesses to be examined, should be reported, on or before the 13th February,

to the Clerk of Councils, by the Members introducing them.

It was unanimously resolved, that His Excellency be requested to recommend, that the Salary of the Clerk of Councils be increased to £200 per annum; such increase to commence from the 1st Day of January, now instant.

The Council then adjourned till Tuesday, the 16th February next, at 12 o'clock.

By Order of His Excellency The Governor,

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

36. 11.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

At the request of the Consul for the United States of America in this place, who has obtained Leave of absence, O. E. ROBERTS, Esquire, will be recognized, pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government, as Vice-Consul in Hongkong for the United States of America.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th January, 1858.

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. BRIDGES,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

The subjoined Communication from the Superintendent of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d January, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[JANUARY 23, 1859

ANUARY 23, 1

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, HONGKONG, 21st January, 1858.

SIR,-I have the honour to forward to you the enclosed Extract from the Log-book of the Steam-ship Formosa, denoting the posit of what appears to be a Rock situated in the Palawan Passage, but which is not laid down in the present Charts.

I regret to say that, on account of the unfavorableness of the weather, it was not considered prudent to lower a boat to exami the place, but as the broken water was distinctly observed both by the Captain and Chief Officer, as well as the look-out at the mast-le I presume there can be little doubt but that it was caused, as they believed, by a Rock lying a few feet under water.-I have the hone to be, sir, your most obedient servant,

The Honourable W. T. BRIDGES, Esquire,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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N.N.E.E.

MAXN. FISCHER, H

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Company's Steam-ship “ FORMOSA,” from BOMBAY towards Hongkong.

KNOTS.

76775

PATHOMS.

WINDS.

Light breeze, and cloudy.

REMARKS.

E.N.E.

A.M.

2, Squally, with heavy rain.

E. by N.

4, Light breeze, and cloudy; 4,15, Quite slow. 5.45, Full specd, and made all fore and aft sail.

6

7

East

O CO 19 19 00 13

E.N.E.

COURSES MADE.

DISTANCE.

Monday, January 4th, 1858.

*6.50, Observed Broken Water bearing East 2 or 3 points; in all sail, stopped the Engines, and

a cast of the lead; no bottom at 100 fathoms.

7, Heavy rain, proceeded slow ; 7.25, thick rainy weather; stopped the Engines.

9.28, Proceeded slow.

10.30, Stopped and took a cast of the lead; no bottom at 120 fathoms.

11, Cleating up; procecded full speed. Made Mantabengaham bearing N. E. by E. Į E. Noon, Light breeze, and fine.

VARIATIONS,

BEARING And Distance At Noon.

LATITUDE.

LONGITUDE, By Cross Bearings.

Observation,

Account,

N. 52° E. N. 56° E.

143′ 1477

8° 31' N. 8° 25' N.

116° 30′ E. 116° 37' E.

7° Easterly

Royal Captain's Shoal N. 22° E. 33′

NO

ST CRIMINAL URT, will b Jarmary,

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By the Court,

NORA

THE COURT F *LVENT DEB In the matter of

INSUR OTICE IS HEI

Order of this C wher, One Thouse

The SHAT ube Marine Ins the further sum "ESAND, assessed i respectively, or is to say, the S ,or the Suburbs t șf`January neat;

The Broken Water appeared about 10 yards in extent North and South, breaking heavily every 3 or 4 minutes, with a swell from N.E., apparently caused GRONG and Bo Rock, a few feet under water. Its Position worked back from Noon, would place it in 8° 21′ North Latitude, and 116° 25′ East Longitude.

JOHN M. ROGERS,

Commander.

The Ship's Position at Noon, by Latitude observed and cross bearings, off the High Land of Palawan.

J. M. R.

REGULATIONS

FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF LETTERS, &C., To and from Hongkong.

From CANTONMONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, F and FRIDAYS, From HONGKONG,— TUESDAYS, THURS-

DAYS, and SATURDAYS.

TIME of departure from both places,—7 A.M., which will be notified by a BLACK BALL being dropped from the Mast-head of the "Calcutta" at HONG- KONG, and the Brig “Bittern" at the Landing-place, CANTON. The Boat conveying the Letters will hoist a BLACK BALL at her Mainmast head, and fy the BLUE PETER at the Fore. These Boats are never to be stopped by Ships as she passes them, the Ball at the Mast-head notifying that she has

the Letters.

The 40-Horse Power Boats appointed for the conveyance of Sick to and from the “Mooresfort” and the Macao Fort Barrier, are to maintain the

· correspondence in those Branches.

DESPATCHES AND LETTERS.

The Boats leaving each place at 7 A.M., should arrive in 12 hours at their destination, and by an early transmission of Letters, those on important matters could be answered by the Boat leaving on the following morning. This must be arrived at by an authorized Official (Non-commissioned Officer) waiting on board the “ Calcutta" and "Bittern " to receive Letters for the Military Departments.

Letters unconnected with the Service will be sent from the "Calcutta" to the Post-Office, at 6.30 A.M., and the same description of Letters received from Hongkong will be sent to the Guard-house at the

|

who may be at a distance, or otherwise engaged; but a List of Passeng rs, and Number and description of Letter Bags brought, is to be given to the “ Culcutta ” and "Bittern on arrival.

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Persons not on duty are only to be carried with the permission of the Senior Naval Officer.

Previous arrangements are to be made, that all Passengers take on board with them sufficient cooked Provisions for the Passage, as the accommodation for cooking, &c., is very limited. This refers to Officers as well as others, who, by taking a Basket well pro- vided, will place themselves at their ease, and prevent the Gunboat Officers being sometimes heavily taxed and out of pocket.

SIGNALS.

A Ball at the Fore Top-mast heads of " Bittern” and "Calcutta," will be hoisted at daylight on the days on which the Boats leave, and dropped as a Signal for starting.

The Gunboat will hoist the BLUE PETER at the Fore at daylight, and a BLACK BALL at the Main ; the latter she is to keep up during the Passage. Should an Extra Gunboat be leaving Canton at any time, the "Bittern" will hoist a BALL at each Mast- head.

Should an Extra Gunboat arrive from Hongkong, the Bittern" will hoist a TRIANGULAR BLUE FLAG, keeping it up an hour, to enable persons stationed along the Wall to be aware of it.

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-

in-Chief.

"Coromandel," at Canton,

18th January, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer “OTTAWA," will close on THURSDAY, the

Landing-place, Canton, where a Box will be fitted THE

for their reception.

Boxes also will be placed at this Guard-house, and | 28th instant, at 6 o'clock P.M. the Guard-house at the Dock-yard Hongkong, for the receipt of Letters; and at 6.30 A.M. on the mornings of departures, the Second-master of the Gunboat will clear these Boxes, taking the contents off in a Black painted Bag.

PASSENGERS.

An Official requisition, signed by the proper Mili- tary Authorities, will be all that is requisite, without the delay of referring to the Senior Naval Officer,

A SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 and from 11 to Half-past 12 o'clock r.m., for late Fees of Sixpence and One Shilling. All Letters posted between 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock, require pre-payment.

Post Office, Hongkong, 21st January, 1858.

WM. CHAPMAN, Post-Master.

Steam for SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLI

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, & SOUTHAMPTON;

Also,

04

at April next, ai IKEAT BRITAIN

in the said o of July next; an liberty to api xs be adjudg Ivency, according Hvent Act.

A

*R WM. Hv. ( LEMANN,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIG

TION COMPANY's Steam-ship OTTAWA'ongkong, 12th. Captain GRIBBLE, with Iler Majesty's Ma Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for t above Places, on FRIDAY, the 29th January,| 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 p.x on the 27th; SPECIE until Noon on the 28th, ar PARCELS until 2 PM, on the 28th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGI

apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigatie Company's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Valu of the Packages for the Overland Route is require by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivers by the Shipper to the Company's Agents with th Bills of Lading or with Parcels; and the Company de not hold themselves responsible for any Detention & Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness of

such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER.

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1858.

In re ALEXANDER MARTIN, deceased.

JOAO EVANGELISTA, SHEIK MUNHOP,

"9

99

NOTI

"9

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-to the Nex OF KIN, and all other Persons, to produce an WILLS or CODICILS of the above Parties tha may be in their possession before the Supreme Court on SATURDAY, the 30th day of January, 1858; - or, if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refus LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; failing which, Ad ministration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

C

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

[JANUARY 23, 1859

ANUARY 23, 1

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, HONGKONG, 21st January, 1858.

SIR,-I have the honour to forward to you the enclosed Extract from the Log-book of the Steam-ship Formosa, denoting the posit of what appears to be a Rock situated in the Palawan Passage, but which is not laid down in the present Charts.

I regret to say that, on account of the unfavorableness of the weather, it was not considered prudent to lower a boat to exami the place, but as the broken water was distinctly observed both by the Captain and Chief Officer, as well as the look-out at the mast-le I presume there can be little doubt but that it was caused, as they believed, by a Rock lying a few feet under water.-I have the hone to be, sir, your most obedient servant,

The Honourable W. T. BRIDGES, Esquire,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

J

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Covases.

3. A 9010

شا

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11

12

N.E. N.

N.N.E. A E. Drifting West E.N.E.

N.N.E.E.

MAXN. FISCHER, H

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Company's Steam-ship “ FORMOSA,” from BOMBAY towards Hongkong.

KNOTS.

76775

PATHOMS.

WINDS.

Light breeze, and cloudy.

REMARKS.

E.N.E.

A.M.

2, Squally, with heavy rain.

E. by N.

4, Light breeze, and cloudy; 4,15, Quite slow. 5.45, Full specd, and made all fore and aft sail.

6

7

East

O CO 19 19 00 13

E.N.E.

COURSES MADE.

DISTANCE.

Monday, January 4th, 1858.

*6.50, Observed Broken Water bearing East 2 or 3 points; in all sail, stopped the Engines, and

a cast of the lead; no bottom at 100 fathoms.

7, Heavy rain, proceeded slow ; 7.25, thick rainy weather; stopped the Engines.

9.28, Proceeded slow.

10.30, Stopped and took a cast of the lead; no bottom at 120 fathoms.

11, Cleating up; procecded full speed. Made Mantabengaham bearing N. E. by E. Į E. Noon, Light breeze, and fine.

VARIATIONS,

BEARING And Distance At Noon.

LATITUDE.

LONGITUDE, By Cross Bearings.

Observation,

Account,

N. 52° E. N. 56° E.

143′ 1477

8° 31' N. 8° 25' N.

116° 30′ E. 116° 37' E.

7° Easterly

Royal Captain's Shoal N. 22° E. 33′

NO

ST CRIMINAL URT, will b Jarmary,

Order of the NORM

PREME

SOLVING

the of the i

for Det

HEL

ACE 15

sts and E vested in t the Court, a val Prisoner and that it is c

1⁄4 up for exam Victoria,on FRI Non; and in

the discharge o coin Writin

ti said Prisone poda) prior to the

By the Court,

NORA

THE COURT F *LVENT DEB In the matter of

INSUR OTICE IS HEI

Order of this C wher, One Thouse

The SHAT ube Marine Ins the further sum "ESAND, assessed i respectively, or is to say, the S ,or the Suburbs t șf`January neat;

The Broken Water appeared about 10 yards in extent North and South, breaking heavily every 3 or 4 minutes, with a swell from N.E., apparently caused GRONG and Bo Rock, a few feet under water. Its Position worked back from Noon, would place it in 8° 21′ North Latitude, and 116° 25′ East Longitude.

JOHN M. ROGERS,

Commander.

The Ship's Position at Noon, by Latitude observed and cross bearings, off the High Land of Palawan.

J. M. R.

REGULATIONS

FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF LETTERS, &C., To and from Hongkong.

From CANTONMONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, F and FRIDAYS, From HONGKONG,— TUESDAYS, THURS-

DAYS, and SATURDAYS.

TIME of departure from both places,—7 A.M., which will be notified by a BLACK BALL being dropped from the Mast-head of the "Calcutta" at HONG- KONG, and the Brig “Bittern" at the Landing-place, CANTON. The Boat conveying the Letters will hoist a BLACK BALL at her Mainmast head, and fy the BLUE PETER at the Fore. These Boats are never to be stopped by Ships as she passes them, the Ball at the Mast-head notifying that she has

the Letters.

The 40-Horse Power Boats appointed for the conveyance of Sick to and from the “Mooresfort” and the Macao Fort Barrier, are to maintain the

· correspondence in those Branches.

DESPATCHES AND LETTERS.

The Boats leaving each place at 7 A.M., should arrive in 12 hours at their destination, and by an early transmission of Letters, those on important matters could be answered by the Boat leaving on the following morning. This must be arrived at by an authorized Official (Non-commissioned Officer) waiting on board the “ Calcutta" and "Bittern " to receive Letters for the Military Departments.

Letters unconnected with the Service will be sent from the "Calcutta" to the Post-Office, at 6.30 A.M., and the same description of Letters received from Hongkong will be sent to the Guard-house at the

|

who may be at a distance, or otherwise engaged; but a List of Passeng rs, and Number and description of Letter Bags brought, is to be given to the “ Culcutta ” and "Bittern on arrival.

66

Persons not on duty are only to be carried with the permission of the Senior Naval Officer.

Previous arrangements are to be made, that all Passengers take on board with them sufficient cooked Provisions for the Passage, as the accommodation for cooking, &c., is very limited. This refers to Officers as well as others, who, by taking a Basket well pro- vided, will place themselves at their ease, and prevent the Gunboat Officers being sometimes heavily taxed and out of pocket.

SIGNALS.

A Ball at the Fore Top-mast heads of " Bittern” and "Calcutta," will be hoisted at daylight on the days on which the Boats leave, and dropped as a Signal for starting.

The Gunboat will hoist the BLUE PETER at the Fore at daylight, and a BLACK BALL at the Main ; the latter she is to keep up during the Passage. Should an Extra Gunboat be leaving Canton at any time, the "Bittern" will hoist a BALL at each Mast- head.

Should an Extra Gunboat arrive from Hongkong, the Bittern" will hoist a TRIANGULAR BLUE FLAG, keeping it up an hour, to enable persons stationed along the Wall to be aware of it.

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-

in-Chief.

"Coromandel," at Canton,

18th January, 1858.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE Next GENERAL MAILS per Steamer “OTTAWA," will close on THURSDAY, the

Landing-place, Canton, where a Box will be fitted THE

for their reception.

Boxes also will be placed at this Guard-house, and | 28th instant, at 6 o'clock P.M. the Guard-house at the Dock-yard Hongkong, for the receipt of Letters; and at 6.30 A.M. on the mornings of departures, the Second-master of the Gunboat will clear these Boxes, taking the contents off in a Black painted Bag.

PASSENGERS.

An Official requisition, signed by the proper Mili- tary Authorities, will be all that is requisite, without the delay of referring to the Senior Naval Officer,

A SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following morning. LETTERS received from 9 to 11 and from 11 to Half-past 12 o'clock r.m., for late Fees of Sixpence and One Shilling. All Letters posted between 11 and Half-past 12 o'clock, require pre-payment.

Post Office, Hongkong, 21st January, 1858.

WM. CHAPMAN, Post-Master.

Steam for SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLI

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, & SOUTHAMPTON;

Also,

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BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIG

TION COMPANY's Steam-ship OTTAWA'ongkong, 12th. Captain GRIBBLE, with Iler Majesty's Ma Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for t above Places, on FRIDAY, the 29th January,| 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 p.x on the 27th; SPECIE until Noon on the 28th, ar PARCELS until 2 PM, on the 28th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGI

apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigatie Company's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE

REQUIRED.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Valu of the Packages for the Overland Route is require by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivers by the Shipper to the Company's Agents with th Bills of Lading or with Parcels; and the Company de not hold themselves responsible for any Detention & Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness of

such declaration.

MAXN. FISCHER.

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1858.

In re ALEXANDER MARTIN, deceased.

JOAO EVANGELISTA, SHEIK MUNHOP,

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OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-to the Nex OF KIN, and all other Persons, to produce an WILLS or CODICILS of the above Parties tha may be in their possession before the Supreme Court on SATURDAY, the 30th day of January, 1858; - or, if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refus LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; failing which, Ad ministration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court.

By the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

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or of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Acting Registrar.

ME COURT OF HONGKONG. 4VENCY JURISDICTION,

No Insolvency of one ING-TYE, or Debt in the Gaol of Victoria. IS HEREBY GIVEN,-that the 47 and EFFECTS of the said Prisoner ted in the Provisional Assignee by Court, and that the Schedule of the Prisoner has been filed in the said that it is ordered that the said Prisoner for examination at the Supreme Court Fria,on FRIDAY,the 5th day of February, and in case any Creditor intends to discharge of the said Prisoner, he must in Writing of such his intention to the sud Prisoner, Three clear days (exclusive prior to the day of bearing. the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar.

* COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF IN- VENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA. is the matter of the " ASIATIC Marine INSURANCE Office."

TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,—That by an der of this Court, bearing date the Fifth day ~*, {) ;e Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty- The SHAREHOLDERS of the said Marine Insurance Office" are required to further sum of COMPANY'S RUPERS Two , assessed in respect of each Share held by pectively, on or before the following dates: Ty, the SHAREHOLDERS resident in Cal- Suburbs thereof, on or before the Fifteenth January neat; the SHAREHOLDERS resident in NG and BOMBAY, on or before the Fifteenth l neat, and the SHAREHOLDERS resident eat Britain and all other places not men- was the said order, on or before the Fifteenth 'k's next; and that the Official Assignee will rty to apply that the defaulting SHARE- sors be adjudged to have committed an act of , according to the provisions of the Indian

Act.

DENMAN & HATCH, Attornies for the Official Assignee.

NOTICE.

Wa. Hr. GREEN, and Mr HENRY B. LEMANN, are authorized to sign our Firm.

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

OTTAWA.Beging, 12th January, 1858.

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SCHER. dent.

NOTICE.

HE Business hitherto carried on by the under Tiger will in future be conducted under the style of STEPHENSON & Co.

JAS. STEPHENSON.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

M"

*R M. C. Dɔ ROZARIO, is authorized to sign

our Firm.

STEPHENSON & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

TH

NOTICE.

E Business hitherto carried on at this Port in my own Namie, as Ship Chandler & General Store-keeper, will, from the Ast day of January, 1858, be conducted under the Style of BELLAMY & Co., for which Mr JOHN BELLAMY, JUN., is an thorized to sign per procuration.

JOHN BELLAMY.

Amoy, 31st December, 1857.

WE

NOTICE.

Tu

NOTICE.

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UE Partnership heretofore subsisting between WILLIAM GASKELL and JAMES BROWN, as Attorneys, Solicitors, Notaries Public, and Proctors, at Hongkong, was dissolved, by the decease of the said JAMES BROWN, on the 28th day of April, 1857.

WILLIAM GASKELL. Dated this 29th day of April 1857.

NOTICE.

R ROBERT MUIRHEAD REDDIE,

Mauthorized to sign the name of our Kirm in

China.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co.

Hongkong, 1st December, 1857.

NOT

In re JOSEPH FROST EDGER,

MERCHANT, deceased.

"OTICE,—All Claims against the above Estate must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMI- NISTRATOR, before the Fifth day of July, A.D. 1858, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division.

E have this day closed our Business at this

Port. The Accounts of the Firm will bequested to make immediate Payment to wound up by Mr F. W. LAWRENCE, who will sign our Name in Liquidation.

All Persons indebted to the above Estate, aro re-

DAVIS & LAWRENCE. Hongkong, 31st December, 1857.

NOTICE.

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

In the Estate of HUGH WELSH, late of the Firm of CUBBINS & WELSH, of Pagoda Anchorage Foochow, deccased.

R FREDERICK WILLIAM LAWRENCE NO

MR

is this day admitted a Partner in our House, which, pending the Stoppage of Trade at Canton, will

JAMES PURDON & Co.,

of Canton. Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

be established at this Port.

TH

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of MR JAMES SMITH in our Firm, ceased by his death on the 2d of July.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 22d July, 1857.

NOTICE.

R THOMAS DEAS BOYD was admitted a

MR THOMAS Our Firm, on 1st ultimo.

retired from our Firm,

MR FRANCIS DARBY SYME, on same date,

F. D. SYME & Co.

Amoy, 26th August, 1857.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a Branch of our House, as General Merchants & Commission Agents, at BANGKOK, SIAM, from the 25th August last.

REMI, SCHMIDT & Co.

Shanghae, 1st October, 1857.

OTICE.-All Persons having Claims on the said Estate, will please to send them in to the undersigned; and all Persons indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to the under- signed as Administrator, on or before the 1st March, 1858.

FRED. HOWE HALE, H. B. M.'s Officiating Consul.

British Consulate, Foochow, 9th November, 1857.

In the Estate of the late HUGH CROSS GIBSON, deceased.

OTICE.-All Persons having Claims against the said Estate, will please to send them in for liquidation; and all Persons indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make immediate pay-

J. GIBSON,

ment to

N.B.-I have empowered T. SUTHERLAND, Esquire, to receive, in my absence, all Debts due to the above Estate.

J. GIBSON.

Hongkong, 26th November, 1857. Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.→

PRICE, $12 per Annum, Single Coples, Thirty-six

Cents.

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Government

GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, THURSDAY, 28тн JANUARY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. III. No. 135.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby gren, 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.

5.1.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., &c., has received a spatch from His Excellency The Naval Commander-in-Chief, an Extract of which, with its accompanying closures, are hereby published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th January, 1858.

'GEO. S. MORRISON.

Extract of Despatch from His Excellency The Naval Commander-in-Chief, dated at Hongkong, 28th January, 1858, to the

address of His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c,

“I have the honour to transmit to Your Excellency, in original, a Notification from the French Admiral and myself, that the Blockade the Port and River of Canton will be raised on the 10th February next. I also enclose a second Notification, that the City and Suburbs be open to Foreigners, under certain conditions, which will be hereafter promulgated, and that they will continue under Martial Law during their occupation by the Allied Forces."

Nous, les Soussignés, Contre Amiral C. Rigault de Genouilly, mandant en Chef les Forces Navales de Sa Majesté L'Empereur Français dans l'Inde et en Chine; et Contre Amiral Sir Michael mour, K.C.B., Commandant en Chef les Forces Navales de jesté Britannique dans l'Inde et en Chine, déclarons que le du Port et de la Rivière de Canton, établi par nos darations respectifs du 10 Decembre et 3 Aout 1857, sera › Mercredi le 10 Fevrier, 1858.

Fait à Canton, ce 25 Janvier, 1858.

C. RIGAULT DE GENOUILLY. M. SEYMOUR.

Commander in Chief of Her Britannic Majesty's Naval Forces in We, the undersigned, Rear-Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, K.C.B., India and China; and Rear-Admiral U. Rigault de Genouilly, Com- Samander in Chief of the Naval Forces of His Majesty the Emperor of the French in India and China, hereby declare that the Block- ade of the Port and River of Canton, established by our respective Declarations of the 3d of August, and 10th of December, 1857, will be raised on Wednesday, the 10th of February, 1858. Dated at Canton this 25th day of January, 1858.

M. SEYMOUR.

Les Soussigués Commandants en Chef des Forces Allieés de la ce et de la Grande Bretagne declarent, que la Cité et les bourgs de Canton seront ouverts aux Etrangers a'compter du Fevrier, 1858, sous certains Reglements qui seront prochaine tt promulgués.

Les Commandants en Chef déclarent en même temps que la Cité es Faubourgs de Canton demeurent et demeureront soumis à at de Siège pendant toute la durée de leur occupation Militaire les Forces Alliées.

M. SEYMOUR,

Contre Amiral Commandant en Chef les Forces Navales de Sa Majesté Britannique dans l'Inde et en Chine. C. RIGAULT de GENOUILLY, · Contre Amiral. Commandant en Chef les Forces Navales de Sa Majesté l'Empereur des Français dans l'Inde et en Chine.

C. T. VAY STRAUBENZEE, Major Général, Commandant les Forces Militaires de Sa

Najesté Britannique en Chine.

C. RIGAULT de GENOUILLY.

The undersigned, Commanders in Chief of the Allied Forces of Great Britain and France, hereby declare, that the City and Suburbs of Canton will be open to Foreigners from and after the 10th Feb- ruary, 1858, under Regulations to be hereafter promulgated.

The Commanders in Chief declare, at the same time, that the City and Suburbs continue under Martial Law, and will so continue during their Military occupation by the Allied Forces.

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander in Chief of Her Britannic Majesty's Naval Forces in India and China.

C. RIGAULT de GENQUILLY, Rear-Admiral and Commander in Chief of the Naval Forces

of His Majesty the Emperor of the French

in India and China.

C. T. VAN STRAUBENZEE, Major-General, Commanding the Military Forces.

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Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH JANUARY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

"

VOL. III. No. 136.

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.

No. 13...

By Order,

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

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It has been determined by His Excellency The Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council of Hongkong, that a Rate of Eight-and-a-half per Cent be paid for the Year commencing from the 1st January, 1858, on the Valuation of Property liable to Police Assessment.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th January, 1858.

REGULATIONS

FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF LETTERS, &c., To and from Hongkong.

From CANTON, MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS,

and FRIDA ES.

From HONGKONG,, TUESDAYS, THURS-

DAYS, and SATURDAYS.

TIME of departure from both places,—7 A.M., which l be notified by BLACK BALL being dropped from the Mast-head of the "Calcutta" at HONG- LONG, and the Brig “Bittern" at the Landing-place, CANTON.

Boat conveying the Letters will bist a BLACK BALL at her Mainmast head, and Er the BLUE PETER at the Fore. These Boats are

Lever to be stopped by Ships as she passes them, the Ball at the Mast-head notifying that she has the Letters.

The 40-Horse - Power Boats appointed for the Conveyance of Sick to and from the " Mooresfort" and the Macao Fort Barrier, are to maintain the correspondence in those Branches.

DESPATCHES AND LETTERS. The Boats leaving each place at 7 A.M., should are in 12 hours at their destination, and by an ey transmission of Letters, those on important atters could be answered by the Boat leaving on the following morning. This must be arrived at by an authorized Official (Non-commissioned Officer) waiting on board the “ Calcutta” and “ Bittern ” to receive Letters for the Military Departments.

Letters unconnected with the Service will be sent from the "Calcutta" to the Post-Office, at 6.30 A.M., the same description of Letters received from Hongkong will be sent to the Guard-honse at the Landing-place, Canton, where a Box will be fitted Ar their reception.

Boxes also will be placed at this Guard-house, and the Guard-house at the Dock-yard Hongkong, for De receipt of Letters; and at 6.30 A.M. on the rnings of departures, the Second-master of the Gunboat will clear these Boxes, taking the contents cd in a Black painted Bag.

|

PASSENGERS,

An Official requisition, signed by the proper Mili- tary Authorities, will be all that is requisite, without the delay of referring to the Senior Naval Officer, who may be at a distance, or otherwise engaged; but a List of Passengers, and Number and description of Letter Bags brought, is to be given to the "Calcutta " and "Bittern'

" on arrival.

Persons not on duty are only to be carried with the permission of the Senior Naval Officer.

Previous arrangements are to be made, that all Passengers take on board with them sufficient cooked Provisions for the Passage, as the accommodation for cooking, &c., is very limited. This refers to Officers as well as others, who, by taking a Basket well pro- vided, will place themselves at their the Gunboat Officers being sometimes heavily taxed ease, and prevent and out of pocket.

SIGNALS.

A Ball at the Fore Top-mast heads of "Biltern" and " Calcutta," will be hoisted at daylight on the days on which the Boats leave, and dropped as a Signal for starting.

The Gunboat will hoist the BLUE PETER at the Fore at daylight, and a BLACK BALL at the Main; the latter she is to keep up during the Passage. Should an Extra Gunboat be leaving Canton at any time, the "Bittern" will hoist a BALL at each Mast- head.

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF IN SOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA. In the matter of the " ASIATIC Marine INSURANCE OFFICE."

NO

́OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-That by an Order of this Court, bearing date the Fifth day December, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty- seven, -The SHAREHOLDERS of the said “Asiatic Marine Insurance Office" are required to pay the further, sum of COMPANY'S RUPEES Two THOUSAND, assessed in respect of each Sbare held by them, respectively, on or before the following dates: that is to say, the SHAREHOLDERS resident in Cal- day of January next; the SHAREHOLDERS resident in cutta, or the Suburbs thereof, on or before the Fifteenth HONGRONG and BOMBAY, on or before the Fifteenth

day of April neat, and the SHAREHOLDERS resident in GREAT BRITAIN and all other places not men- tioned in the said order, on or before the Fifteenth day of July next; and that the Official Assignee will be at liberty to apply that the defaulting SHARE- HOLDERS be adjudged to have committed an act of Insolvency, according to the provisions of the Indian Insolvent Act.

DENMAN & HATCH, Attornies for the Official Assignes.

NOTICE.

Should an Eatra Gunboat arrive from Hongkong, M LEMANN, are authorized to sign our Firm.

R Mr HENRY

the "Bittern" will hoist a TRIANGULAR BLUE FLAG, keeping it up an hour, to enable persons stationed along the Wall to be aware of it.

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-

in-Chief.

"Coromandel," at Canton,

18th January, 1858.

NOTICE.

the 2d of July.

E Interest and Responsibility of MR JAMES SMITH in our Firm, ceased by his death on

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 22d July, 1857.

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

Hongkong, 12th January, 1858.

TH

NOTICE.

THE Partnership heretofore subsisting between WILLIAM GASKELL and JAMES

and Proctors, at Hongkong, was dissolved, by the BROWN, as Attorneys, Solicitors, Notaries Public, decease of the said JAMES BROWN, on the 28th day of April, 1857.

WILLIAM GASKELL. Dated this 29th day of April 1837.

THE

dangling

Government

GAZETTE.

NEW SERIES.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH JANUARY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

"

VOL. III. No. 136.

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.

No. 13...

By Order,

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

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It has been determined by His Excellency The Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council of Hongkong, that a Rate of Eight-and-a-half per Cent be paid for the Year commencing from the 1st January, 1858, on the Valuation of Property liable to Police Assessment.

By Order,

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th January, 1858.

REGULATIONS

FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF LETTERS, &c., To and from Hongkong.

From CANTON, MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS,

and FRIDA ES.

From HONGKONG,, TUESDAYS, THURS-

DAYS, and SATURDAYS.

TIME of departure from both places,—7 A.M., which l be notified by BLACK BALL being dropped from the Mast-head of the "Calcutta" at HONG- LONG, and the Brig “Bittern" at the Landing-place, CANTON.

Boat conveying the Letters will bist a BLACK BALL at her Mainmast head, and Er the BLUE PETER at the Fore. These Boats are

Lever to be stopped by Ships as she passes them, the Ball at the Mast-head notifying that she has the Letters.

The 40-Horse - Power Boats appointed for the Conveyance of Sick to and from the " Mooresfort" and the Macao Fort Barrier, are to maintain the correspondence in those Branches.

DESPATCHES AND LETTERS. The Boats leaving each place at 7 A.M., should are in 12 hours at their destination, and by an ey transmission of Letters, those on important atters could be answered by the Boat leaving on the following morning. This must be arrived at by an authorized Official (Non-commissioned Officer) waiting on board the “ Calcutta” and “ Bittern ” to receive Letters for the Military Departments.

Letters unconnected with the Service will be sent from the "Calcutta" to the Post-Office, at 6.30 A.M., the same description of Letters received from Hongkong will be sent to the Guard-honse at the Landing-place, Canton, where a Box will be fitted Ar their reception.

Boxes also will be placed at this Guard-house, and the Guard-house at the Dock-yard Hongkong, for De receipt of Letters; and at 6.30 A.M. on the rnings of departures, the Second-master of the Gunboat will clear these Boxes, taking the contents cd in a Black painted Bag.

|

PASSENGERS,

An Official requisition, signed by the proper Mili- tary Authorities, will be all that is requisite, without the delay of referring to the Senior Naval Officer, who may be at a distance, or otherwise engaged; but a List of Passengers, and Number and description of Letter Bags brought, is to be given to the "Calcutta " and "Bittern'

" on arrival.

Persons not on duty are only to be carried with the permission of the Senior Naval Officer.

Previous arrangements are to be made, that all Passengers take on board with them sufficient cooked Provisions for the Passage, as the accommodation for cooking, &c., is very limited. This refers to Officers as well as others, who, by taking a Basket well pro- vided, will place themselves at their the Gunboat Officers being sometimes heavily taxed ease, and prevent and out of pocket.

SIGNALS.

A Ball at the Fore Top-mast heads of "Biltern" and " Calcutta," will be hoisted at daylight on the days on which the Boats leave, and dropped as a Signal for starting.

The Gunboat will hoist the BLUE PETER at the Fore at daylight, and a BLACK BALL at the Main; the latter she is to keep up during the Passage. Should an Extra Gunboat be leaving Canton at any time, the "Bittern" will hoist a BALL at each Mast- head.

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF IN SOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA. In the matter of the " ASIATIC Marine INSURANCE OFFICE."

NO

́OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,-That by an Order of this Court, bearing date the Fifth day December, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty- seven, -The SHAREHOLDERS of the said “Asiatic Marine Insurance Office" are required to pay the further, sum of COMPANY'S RUPEES Two THOUSAND, assessed in respect of each Sbare held by them, respectively, on or before the following dates: that is to say, the SHAREHOLDERS resident in Cal- day of January next; the SHAREHOLDERS resident in cutta, or the Suburbs thereof, on or before the Fifteenth HONGRONG and BOMBAY, on or before the Fifteenth

day of April neat, and the SHAREHOLDERS resident in GREAT BRITAIN and all other places not men- tioned in the said order, on or before the Fifteenth day of July next; and that the Official Assignee will be at liberty to apply that the defaulting SHARE- HOLDERS be adjudged to have committed an act of Insolvency, according to the provisions of the Indian Insolvent Act.

DENMAN & HATCH, Attornies for the Official Assignes.

NOTICE.

Should an Eatra Gunboat arrive from Hongkong, M LEMANN, are authorized to sign our Firm.

R Mr HENRY

the "Bittern" will hoist a TRIANGULAR BLUE FLAG, keeping it up an hour, to enable persons stationed along the Wall to be aware of it.

M. SEYMOUR, Rear-Admiral and Commander-

in-Chief.

"Coromandel," at Canton,

18th January, 1858.

NOTICE.

the 2d of July.

E Interest and Responsibility of MR JAMES SMITH in our Firm, ceased by his death on

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 22d July, 1857.

GILMAN & Co., of Canton.

Hongkong, 12th January, 1858.

TH

NOTICE.

THE Partnership heretofore subsisting between WILLIAM GASKELL and JAMES

and Proctors, at Hongkong, was dissolved, by the BROWN, as Attorneys, Solicitors, Notaries Public, decease of the said JAMES BROWN, on the 28th day of April, 1857.

WILLIAM GASKELL. Dated this 29th day of April 1837.

The Hongkong Government

Felate or HUGH WELSH, late of the Firm TRUNS & WELSH, of Payoda Anchorage Foelow, deceased. VUOTICE. —AIL Persons having Claims on the said Estate, will please to send them in to the the fersigned; and all Persons indebted to the said Estat, are requested to make payment to the under- signed as Administrator, on or before the 1st March, 1858.

FRED. HOWE HALE, II. B. M.'s Officiating Consul.

British Consulate, Foochow, 9th November, 1857.

In the Estate of the late HUGH CROSS GIBSON, déccused.

OTICE.-All Persons having Claims against the said Estate, will please to send them in for liquidation; and all Persons indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make immediate pay-

ment to

J. GIBSON:

N.B.-I have empowered T. SUTHERLAND, Esquire, to receive, in my absence, all Debts due to

he above Estate.

Hongkong, 26th November, 1857.

J. GIBSON.

NOTICE.

Gazetię,

THE Business hitherto carried on by the under- signed. will in future be conducted under the Style of STEPHENSON & Co.

JAS. STEPHENSON. Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

MR

R M. C. Do ROZARIO, is authorized to sign

our Firin.

STEPHENSON & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1858.

NOTICE.

THE Business hitherto carried on at this Port in

my own Nanie, as Ship Chandler & General | Store-keeper, will, from the 1st day of January, 1858, be conducted under the Style of BELLAMY & Co., for which Mr JOHN BELLAMY, JUN., is an- thorized to sign per procuration.

JOHN BELLAMY. Amoy, 31st December, 1857.

M

NOTICE.

R THOMAS DEAS BOYD was admitted a

Partner in our Firm, on 1st ultimo. MR FRANCIS DARBY SYME, on same date, retired from our Firm.

Amoy, 26th August, 1857.

F. D. SYME & Co.

[JANUARY 30, 1858.

NOTICE.

ROBERT MUIRHEAD REDDIE, is

Mauthorized to sign the name of our Firm in

China.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co.

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NOTICE.

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REMI, SCHMIDT & Co.

Shanghae, 1st October, 1857.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. III. No. 137.

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

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE” ill, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No. 14.

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, 6th February, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting 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 January, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,...... SPECIE IN RESERVE,

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$336,770. 200,000.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 4th February, 1858.

P. CAMPBELL, Manager.

Ispected this day the Books and Treasure Vault of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and hereby certify that the Amount of Specie

shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 6th February, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

It is hereby notified by direction of His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent Trade, &c., &c., that Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs has been pleased to appoint WILLIAM RAYMOND GINGELL, Esquire, to be Her Majesty's Vice-Consul at the Port of Amoy, (vice JOHN BACK- rs, Esquire, retired,) and that Officer will conduct the business of the Consulate during the absence of the Consul, or until further Notice.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th February, 1858.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

GEO. S. MORRISON.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c, &c., received from His Excellency SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B., Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-chief of Her ty's Naval Forces, the Regulations which have been adopted by the Naval and Military authorities of the Allied ers in connection with the Removal of the Blockade and the Entrance into the City and Suburbs of Canton,

Regulations are hereby published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th February, 1858.

GEO. S. MORRISON.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. III. No. 137.

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

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE” ill, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

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

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No. 14.

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, 6th February, 1858.

W. T. BRIDGES, Acting 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 January, 1858, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,...... SPECIE IN RESERVE,

**

$336,770. 200,000.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 4th February, 1858.

P. CAMPBELL, Manager.

Ispected this day the Books and Treasure Vault of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and hereby certify that the Amount of Specie

shown is in accordance with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

J. A. CARVALHO, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 6th February, 1858.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

X2, 2.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

It is hereby notified by direction of His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent Trade, &c., &c., that Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs has been pleased to appoint WILLIAM RAYMOND GINGELL, Esquire, to be Her Majesty's Vice-Consul at the Port of Amoy, (vice JOHN BACK- rs, Esquire, retired,) and that Officer will conduct the business of the Consulate during the absence of the Consul, or until further Notice.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th February, 1858.

.3.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

GEO. S. MORRISON.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c, &c., received from His Excellency SIR MICHAEL SEYMOUR, K.C.B., Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-chief of Her ty's Naval Forces, the Regulations which have been adopted by the Naval and Military authorities of the Allied ers in connection with the Removal of the Blockade and the Entrance into the City and Suburbs of Canton,

Regulations are hereby published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th February, 1858.

GEO. S. MORRISON.

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Blockade of the River and Port of Canton is to be raised th_instant, the following Regulations are promulgated for -formation and guidance during the Military occupation of the City and Suburbs by the Allied Forces.

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ARTICLE I.

The City and Suburbs being under Martial Law, no Foreigner whatsoever is permitted to enter them without a Passport signed by the Allied Commanders-in-Chief.

ARTICLE II.

A mixed Commission has been nominated by the Allied Com- man less-in-Chief to preserve good order and to enquire into all infractions of these Regulations or of Martial Law, with power to inflict Fine or Imprisonment, and in grave cases to hand over offenders to the Commanders-in-Chief.

ARTICLE III.

Every Foreigner wishing to enter the City or Suburbs must apply in writing to the Commissioners. The Commissioners will submit the application to the Allied Commanders-in-Chief, who, if they see no objection, will grant the applicant a Pass, revocable at pleasure, which must be viséd by the Commissioners every 14 days.

ARTICLE IV.

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Le Blocus de la Rivière et du Port de Canton étant levé à compter du 10 Fevrier prochain, sont publiés pour l'information des Intéressés et leur servir de guide les Règlements suivants qui seront en vigueur pendant la durée de l'occupation Militaire de Canton et de ses fau- bourgs par les Forces Alliées de la France et de la Grande Bretagne. ARTICLE I.

La ville de Canton et ses faubourgs étant maintenus en Etat de Siège, nul Etranger, quelqu'il soit, ne peut y entrer, s'il n'est muni d'un passeport signé par les Commandants en Chef des Forces Alliées, ARTICLE II.

Une Commission mixte nommée par les Commandants en Chef est chargée de maintenir le bon ordre, de connaître des infractions aux présents Règlements et aux lois de l'Etat de Siège. Elle a pouvoir de prononcer des amendes, des emprisonnements, et mission dans les cas graves de remettre les Prévenus à la disposition des Com- mandants en Chef.

ARTICLE III.

Tout Etranger qui désire entrer à Canton ou dans les Faubourgs, doit en adresser la demande par écrit à la Commission précitée,

Les Commissaires soumettront cette demande aux Commandants en Chef qui, s'ils n'y voient pas d'objection, accorderont à l'impétrant le Passeport demandé susceptible d'être retiré, et qui, dans tous les cas doit être visé par les Commissaires tous les quatorze Jours.

ARTICLE IV.

A Police Force, English and French, is charged with the sur-

Un corps de Police Français et Anglais est chargé de la surveil- lance de la Ville et des Faubourgs. Les hommes qui le composent veillance of the City and Suburbs. The Police are directed to

ont l'ordre d'exiger la production des Passeports. Toute personne require the production of Passes, aud any person refusing to comply with their demand, being without a Pass, or being guilty of refusant d obtempérer à leur demande, trouvée sans Passeport, ou any ofence against good order, will be taken before the Conimis-coupable de quelqu' infraction au bon ordre sera co