Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1863

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No.1.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 3RD JANUARY, 1863.

Vol. IX..

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 9 OF 1862.

WEDNESDAY, 17TH DECEMBER, 1862.

 




PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR, and all the Members.

The Concil met to-day by Special Summons.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 3rd July, last, were read and approved.

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Read a first time, a Bill entitled "An Ordinance to authorize the appropriation of a Supplementary Sum not exceeding One hundred and forty-nine thousand Dollars to defray the charges of the Year 1862.'

Read a first time, a Bill entitled "An Ordinance to amend and extend Ordinance No. 3 of 1846 for the relier of Insolvent Debtors within the Colony of Hongkong, and to facilitate arrangements between Insolvent Debtors and their Creditors."

The Council adjourned to Monday, the 29th Instant, at Noon.

Read and approved, this 29th Day of December, 1862.

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

W. T. MERCER, Acting Governor.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 15 of 1862.

    By His Excellency' WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor' and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

W. T. MERCER.

An Ordinance to authorize the appropriation of a Supplementary Sum not exceeding One hundred and Forty-nine thousand Dollars to defray the charges of the Year 1862.

[29th December, 1862.

    Whereas it has become necessary to make further Provision for the Public Service of the Colony for the Year 1862, in addition to the charge upon the Revenue for the Service of the said Year already provided for in the Estimates submitted to the Legis- lative Council: Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Acting Governor of Longkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows: ---

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Preamble.

MAL

DROIT

MON

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No.1.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 3RD JANUARY, 1863.

Vol. IX..

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 9 OF 1862.

WEDNESDAY, 17TH DECEMBER, 1862.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR, and all the Members.

The Concil met to-day by Special Summons.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 3rd July, last, were read and approved.

(10)

Read a first time, a Bill entitled "An Ordinance to authorize the appropriation of a Supplementary Sum not exceeding One hundred and forty-nine thousand Dollars to defray the charges of the Year 1862.'

Read a first time, a Bill entitled "An Ordinance to amend and extend Ordinance No. 3 of 1846 for the relier of Insolvent Debtors within the Colony of Hongkong, and to facilitate arrangements between Insolvent Debtors and their Creditors."

The Council adjourned to Monday, the 29th Instant, at Noon.

Read and approved, this 29th Day of December, 1862.

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

W. T. MERCER, Acting Governor.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 15 of 1862.

    By His Excellency' WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor' and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

W. T. MERCER.

An Ordinance to authorize the appropriation of a Supplementary Sum not exceeding One hundred and Forty-nine thousand Dollars to defray the charges of the Year 1862.

[29th December, 1862.

    Whereas it has become necessary to make further Provision for the Public Service of the Colony for the Year 1862, in addition to the charge upon the Revenue for the Service of the said Year already provided for in the Estimates submitted to the Legis- lative Council: Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Acting Governor of Longkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows: ---

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Supplementary Estimates, 1862.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD JANUARY, 1863.

I. A Sum not exceeding One hundred and Forty-nine thousand Dollars shall be, and the same is hereby, charged upon the Revenue of this Colony for the Service of the Year 1862, and the said Sun so charged shall be expended as hereinafter specitied, that is to say:-

ESTABLISHMENTS:-

Colonial Secretary,.

Auditor General,

Surveyor General,

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Postmaster General,

Harbour Master,.

Police and Lighting Rate Collector. Summary Jurisdiction Court, Educational,

Medical,

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$

?1,767.00

..

€37.00

1,177.00

1,549.90

1,167.00

40.00

1,356.00

105.00

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No. 138.

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Police,..

Gaols,

REVENUE SERVICES, (EXCLUSIVE OF ESTABLISHMENTS,) ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE,

HOSPITALS,

POLICE,

GAOLS,

Do.,

Do.,

Do.,

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Do.,

RENT,

TRANSPORT,

WORKS AND BUILDINGS,

ROADS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES,.

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES.. LAND AND HOUSES PURCHASED, SPECIAL EXPENSES,

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Passed the Legislative Councilof Hongkong,

this 29th Day of December, 1862.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

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163.00 14,220.00 498.00 1,145.00 973.00 3,013.00

32,325.00

7,156.00

1,578.00

4,250.00

25,294.00

41,228.00

3,728.00

600.00

4,642.00

$148,962.00

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that His Excellency the Acting Governor lias appointed the following Gentlemen to act as a Committee for Sanatory purposes.

    Any Person desirous of communicating with the Committee is requested tc do so through the Secretary.

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HENRY JOHN BALL, Esquire.

Chairman.

Members.

The Honorable Colonel MOODY, R.E.

The Honorable The Surveyor General.

The Colonial Surgeon.

DR. HOME, Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals.

DR. MACKAY, R.N.,

and

J. J. MACKENZIE, Esquire.

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Secretary.

H. J. HOLMES, Esquire.

By Order,

W. H. ?LEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th December, 1862.

No. 139.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    It is hereby notified that, in addition to the Gentlemen already in the Commission of the Peace, the following have taken the necessary Oath and are qualified to act as Justices of the Peace within the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies:-

JOHN CHARLES WHYTE, Esquire.

THOMAS TURNER, Esquire. ALEXANDER TURING, Esquire. THOMAS SUTHERLAND, Esquire. JOHN MCDOUALL, Esquire.

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No. 137.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD JANUARY, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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The subjoined Schedule of Balances of Intestate Estates is published for general information, and Notice is hereby given that those Balances for which no application shall have been made within Twelve Months from this date, will be carried to the credit of the General Revenue of the Colony in terms of Section III of Ordinance No. 6 of 1854.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong,. 27th December, 1862.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

SCHEDULE of unclaimed BALANCES of INTESTATE ESTATES of Persons who have been dead Five Years and upwards,

lying in the Colonial Treasury.

NAME.

Antonio Francisco Taxeria,

Caetano Fernandez,

Mung-loo,

DATE OF DEATH.

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12th January, 1856,

24th

1856,

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19th February, 1856,

Thomas Cotter,

Daniel Webster,

Oscar Starr,

Sheik Hassen,

Pedro Andrado,.

Robert Marshall,

Becca, alias Babbagee Nye,

Thomas Jones, Goolam Hassen, Balliram,

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28th

1856,

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9th March,

1856,

14th April,

1850,

25th

1856,

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24th May,

1856,

29th

1856,

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22nd July,

1856,

1856,

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24th September, 1856,

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29th

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1850,

24th August,

AMOUNT.

$ 7.82 ?1.12 7

1.95 0. 8. 11 35.37=

7. 7. 41 0.9. 11

2.19

5.75

1. 3.111

29.07:

6. 1. 11

8.60=

1.15.10

10.28:

12.39

6.25=

13.08

12.65

2. 2.10 2.11. 71 1. 6. 03 2.14. 6 2.12. 81

5.75

1. 3.111

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified for general information that henceforward all correspondence addressed to Calcutta, to be forwarded by private Vessels, will be despatched unpaid, postage at the rate of 4d. per respondence received by such Vessels.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 22nd December, 1862.

ounce Letter being levied only upon the cor-

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6.A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1862.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer

Thermometer.

Dec.

27,

"2

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"

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30.50

55

30.43

56

30.45

56

28,

30.50

55

30.44

55

30.44

55*

29,

30.50

56

30.41

54

30.43

58

30,

30.45

58

30.34

60

30.35

60

"1863.

31,

30.40

59

30.38

60

30.42

59

Jan.

2,

30.46 30.41

57

988

58

30.45

57

30.42

58

30.44

58

30.34

59

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY, BULB.

*NOON

WET BULR.'

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

Min. Max.

GA.M.] 3P.M.

O

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F.

Dirn. F.

Dirn.

F.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

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1862.

Dec.

27 28.40 28.45 28.45 28.42 28.3937.00 44.00

13.00 33.00 40.00 38.00 34.00 51.30 NNE

28 28.44 28.48 28.47 28.46 28.45 41.15 49.00 17.00 39.00 45.00 43.00 10.00 49.30 NE

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29 28.41 28.48 28.45 28.42|28.40 45.00/50.0051.00 41.00 45.00149.00-12.00 51.15 NELE

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30 28.41 28.45 28.42 28.38 28.3749.00 55.00 52.00 45.00 50.15 51.00 16.00 56.00 NE?N 31 28.38 28.13 28.41 28.37 28.3649.00 49.30 48.30 49.00 49.00 47.80 47.00 51.00 NNE 1863.

6 NNE

4 NE

5 EbN

5 NNE

4 NNE

4 ENE

4 EbN

5 INDW

4 Very fine.

3 Do.

2

Do. though overcast.

4

Do. evening rain.

5 NE

5 N

3

Fog, rain. Rain during past night.

Jan.

1 28.40 28.44 28.42 28.38 28.38 15.30 16.00 49.00 44.30 45.50 47.00 14.15 48.00 NE 228.40 28.43 28.39 28.37 28.3618.30 50.3051.00 47,00 50,00 50.50 46.00 51.00 EbN

4 NE

5 ENE

6

Overcast, drizzle. Do. So.

6 Eb

5 E

4

Do.

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Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Carpenter, R. 1

Hickman, Dr. Hewitt, E.

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2

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Dilo, J.

1

H. B.

1

Bird, H.

1

Dunn

Hind, H. W.

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the hongkong GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD JANUARY, 1863.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

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List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 2nd January, 1863.

Barnarel

    Bell, Capt. Barradas, J. B. 1

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Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Lets. Paps.

Matie, F.

Morton, E.

Mayer W.

Martin, T.

Ribeiro, J. Rozario, P. P. 1 Reh, M. Roberts

Thomas, J.

1

Telford, F.

1

Tucker, B. W. 1

Brett & Co.

1

Doral,

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

Murton, N.

Tayag, S.

1

R. F. A.

1

Barbosa, R.

1

Dounan, D.

Taylor, J.

1

Marques, C. M. 1

Barton, A.

1

Jegher, C.

Risley,

?

Tubb, F.

2

Brodie & Co.

Finlay, J.

1

Jepson, R. C.

North, J. W.

1

Rabon, W. Robinson

Therry, J.

1

B. Bircher&Co. 1

Fabier, J.

4

Joyce, W.

Todd, J. H.

Nunes, J. C.

Butler, J. B.

1

Ferreira, M. A. 1

Nolle, W.

Baker, W.

1

Fernandez, L. 2

Ketelsen

Nexon, A.

Smith

1

1

Uelmer, A.

1

Brand & Co.

Floves, B.

1

Kopp, C. O.

Nicholas, A.

1

Scott, W. C.

1

French, H. S.

Kedruss, J.

Nicholls, W.

Cochran, D.

1

Fullertem, A. 1

Sladden, T.

Sneill, R.

Carlin, A.

Furtado, P.

1

Lawler, R. F.

Oryan

1

Scott, D.

Clark, G.

Flym, J.

Lipowski, H.

Oldham, R.

1

Sluders, C.

Cruz, S.

Frienkel L.

Lewis,

5

Oneil, M.

1

Souza, J. M.

1

Cordeiro, M.

Funny, F.

1

Lambert, J.

Osborne, F.

Sullivan, J.

Crowen, J.

Lloyd, E.

Clyatt, W.

Groum, H. E. 1

Littleberg, C. 1

Peres, F.

Simmons, W. Schtuter

Crawford, J. W.

Gutierrez, S. C. 2

Pinto, J.

1

Salter, A.

2

- 22

Van der Laan 1

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Ventorino, M. 1

Clark, J.

Green, W. S. S. 1

McCaskin

Perpetuo, J. E. 4

Sattas, J.

Calcott, C.

1

Graham, Capt. 1

Morval, F. C.

Poons, A. J.

1

Sloyd, E.

C. U. H. e

2?

Green, E.

1

Campbell, D.

Comby

1

Gilpin, S. Gue, G.

Michael, S. C. Maury, T. Mille, A.

Perpeter

1

Sittleberry, C. 1

Veroli, L.

Vas, J.

White, H. Whalley, P. Wadding- ham, A. Wood, J. D. Williams, Mrs. 1 Wilkinson

1

1

1

Palina, W.

Sewell

Wakeman H. 1

1

Pellet, A.

1

Swan, W.

Wright, W. A. 1 Wielcox, C. S. 1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Acmel

1

Caribean

1

Gala

14

7

Annebella

Catalpa

Acadia

Castle

Golden City Genoa

6

1

Alchymist

5

Calypso

Anne Reddin

Good Success Gerard

2

12

Agra

5

Dunmar

1

Aden

Duke of Lan-

Harvest Home 1

Antelope

caster

Howes

Hopp?

ed

2

Bhering Bombay

    Boyne Boauerges Berwickshire

Charger Comet

Ettrick,

Hope

1

East Indian

3

Harvest Queen 1

Elizabeth

17

Everdina Eliza-

Iskandershaw

1

1

beth

Indomitable

7

1 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 2nd January, 1863.

212

22372

3211

Siam Snow Squall Shanghae Sarah Star Own

Lets Paps.

9

2

+1

Star of the} Samuel Ap-} 1

Saldanha

pleton

S. Russell Selina Jane

16

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Kaloomeer

New York

3

1

Kate Swanton 1

Nova Bella Nubia

1

Lady Clarendon1

Lord Clyde

7

Lady Ann

8 12

Lady McDonald 5

Ladon

Landerdale

Oriental Oithona Otterlic Omega

Lady Elgin

1

Perciles

M. Mitchell

5

Persia

Monian

Padney

Marian

1

P. Somawatty

Ennomia

Istamboul

Merbena

1

Pekin

$Thames Typhon

Empress Eugenie

Martin Luther 12

1

Petersburgh

2

Tropi

Eliza Stewart

3

Cordelia

Empress

1

22

3

J. Vanner

1

Morning Star

2

Palmerston

J. Littlefield

1

Malabar

1

Portland

r-

Clara

9

J. Bruhn

1

Mary Whitridge 2

Cornelia

3

1

Fair Light

?

Jupiter

1

Mary Mildred 1

Quiepire

1

Cadiz

Fire Fly

John Masterman 18

1

Virginia Veritas Veronica Victorie

Charmer

Fortuna

John N. Cushing 2

Neville

Resolution

Venilia

2

351

vad vi vet po 63

1

Condor

2

Coleroon

12

Foam Falk

1

J. Temperly

4

Norwood

1

Radnagore

J. Vinicombs

3

North Star

1

Rajah

1

James Marshall 1

Coloyan

Neptune

Rachial

Weimouth Whinfell

Celestial

Clarissa

Crimea

2

Gr?nger Granada Glendoveer

Nyphoon

Raphael

1

1

1

2

Kalahome Kessington

Wyoming

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's

Notre Dame

De Victories}

Rachel

6

Western Con-

tinent.

3

3

Rusthen

3

at.

?

Ships of War, 2nd January, 1863.

Cormorant

Euryalus

Letters. Papers.

3

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Flamer

2 2 Hardy

Haughty Hesper

1

P. Charlotte

2

Sanspareil

Letters. Papers.

2

3

1

1

Melville

3

Staunch Sphinx

1

Weazel

3

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD JANUARY, 1863.

In re YEONG AKWAU, late of San Francisco, Washerman, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given to the next of Win,

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 Sa- turday, the 10th day of January, A.D. 1863, or, if none, that the next of kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, failing which, Letters of Administration will be granted to the Regis- trar of the said Court, or such other person as the Court may think fit.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG.

N consequence of the 5th proximo being ob- served as a Holiday by the various Depart- ments of Government, the Court will be held on Tuesday, the 6th proximo.

By order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court. Hongkong, 27th December, 1862.

NOTICE.

HE Supreme Court will hold a Nisi Prius

       Sitting, on Saturday, the Tenth day of January, A.p. 1863, at Ten o'clock in the fore- noon, for the trial of Tsui Shing vs. Kwok Shing.

By order of the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Monday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

THE

OR

O'REILLY.

HIE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to receive information respecting the above men- tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

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

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BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

NAVIGATION

                COMPANY'S Steam - ship CHINA, Captain R. CURLING, with Her Ma- jesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Thursday, the 15th January, 1863, at 2 P.M.

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

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

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 Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them-, selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurauce Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

NORTH CHINA INSURANCE COMPANY.

THIS Office will grant Policies at Shanghae,

Tand its various agencies, on and after 1st January next, covering Marine Risks to all parts of the world.

Policies are payable 60 days after notice and proof of Loss, and an extra return premium of 10 per cent, is made on all risks by Vessels towed by steam out to sea.

Agencies having been established at the follow- ing places.

CHINA,-

Shanghae,. Hongkong &

Foochow,

Amoy, Swatow,

Ningpo,.

Hanhow,

Tientsin,

JAPAN,-

Nagasaki,

Secretary & Board of Directors.

Messrs. Gilman & Co.

Messrs. Tait & Co.

Messrs. Bradley & Co.

.Messrs. Davidson & Co.

Messrs. Mackeller & Co. Mr. E. Waller.

. Messrs. W. J. Alt & Co. Yokohama,. ..Messrs. Macpherson & Marshall, SINGAPORE,.. Messrs. Hamilton, Gray & Co. MANILA, . Messrs. Aguirre & Co. LONDON, Messrs. Ashton & Co.

Arrangements are in progress for further ap- pointments at the Ports in India.

L. JOSEPHS, Secretary pro. tem. Shanghae, 26th December, 1862.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and MR. ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho- rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

Mrmitted a Partner in our Firm, which new

R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad-

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consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

M

NOTICE.

R. WALTER NEWMAN has been this day

admitted a Partner in our Firm.

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MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

ALEXANDER C. LEVYS and

JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad-

mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

WE

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

E have this day established a Branch of our Firm at Hankow and Mr. HUGH P. RAMSAY is authorised to sign for us per procura- tion.

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MR. EDMUND H. LAVERS is also authorised to sign our Firm in China.

China, 1st January, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

GILMAN & Co.

R. JAMES WHITLOW has this day been ad-

mitted a Partner in our Firm in China.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

THE in Hongkong, are pre-

THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents

pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, 'Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents. Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

NOTICE.

R. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WILD, has been

July last.

GILMAN & Co.

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VOL. IX.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 1.

     The subjoined Copy of a Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Her Majesty and the King of the Belgians, signed at London on the 23rd July, with Copies of two Protocols dated 23rd July and 30th August, 1862, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

TREATY OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION BETWEEN HER MAJESTY AND THE KING OF THE BELGIANS.

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Signed at London, July 23, 1862.

TIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT LONDON, August 30, 1862.)

    Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and IIis Majesty the King of the Belgians, being equally animated by the desire to facilitate and extend the relations of commerce and navigation between their respective dominions; and being desirous, with a view to so beneficial an object, to remove the obstacles which impede the commercial relations between the two countries, have resolved to conclude a Treaty for that purpose, and have named as their Plenipoten- tiaries, that is to say:

Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right Honour- able John Earl Russell, Viscount Amberley of Amber- ley and Ardsalla, a Peer of the United Kingdom, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, a Member of Her Britannic Majesty's Most Honcur- able Privy Council, Her Britannic Majesty's Prin- cipal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; and the Right Honourable Thomas Milner Gibson, a Member of Her Britannic Majesty's Most Honour- able Privy Council, a Member of Parliament, and President of the Committee of Privy Council for Affairs of Trade and Foreign Plantations;

And His Majesty the King of the Belgians, the Sieur Sylvain Van de Weyer, His Envoy Extraor- diary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Her Britan- nic Majesty, Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold,

SA Majest? la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, et Sa Majest? le Roi des Belges, anim?s d'un ?gal d?sir de faciliter et d'?tendre les rapports de commerce et de navigation entre leurs Etats respectifs; et voulant, pour arri- ver ? un but si utile, faire dispara?tre les obstacles qui entravent les relations commerciales entre les deux pays, ont r?solu de conclure un Trait? ? cet effect, et ont nomm? pour leurs Pl?nipotentiaires, savoir:

Sa Majest? la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, le Tr?s Honorable Jean Comte Russell, Vicomte Amberley de Am- berley et Ardsalla, Pair du Royaume Uni, Chevalier du Tr?s Noble Ordre de la Jarreti?re, Membre du Tr?s Honorable, Conseil Priv? da Sa Majest? Bri tannique, Principal Secr?taire d'Etat de Sa Majest? Britannique pour les Affaires Etrang?res; et le Tr?s Honorable Thomas Milner Gibson, Membre du Tr?s Honorable Conseil Priv? de Sa Majest? Britannique, Membre du Parlement, et Pr?sident du Comit? du Conseil Priv? pour les Affaires de Commerce et des Colonies;

Et Sa Majest? le Roi des Belges, le Sieur Sylvain Van de Weyer, Son Envoy? Extraordinaire et Ministre Pl?nipotentiaire pr?s Sa Majest? Britan- nique, Grand-Croix de l'Ordre de L?opold, d?cor?

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decorated with the Iron Cross, Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III of Spain, of the Order of the Ernestine Branch of Saxony, of the Tower and Sword, of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus, Comman- der of the Legion of Honour, &c.;

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

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There shall be reciprocal liberty of commerce between all the dominions and possessions of the two High Contracting Parties; and the subjects of each of them shall, throughout the whole extent of the territories and possessions of the other, enjoy the same rights, privileges, liberties, favours, immu- nities, and exemptions, in matters of commerce and navigation, which are or may be enjoyed by native subje?ts:

ARTICLE II.

   The subjects of one of the two High Contracting Parties residing in the dominions of the other, shall have the same liberty as native subjects to manage their own affairs themselves, or to commit them to the management of any other persons, as brokers, factors, agents, or interpreters. They shall not be restrained in their choice, and shall not be obliged to pay any salary or remuneration to any person whom they shall not choose to employ in those capacities; buyers and sellers being at perfect liberty to bargain together, and to fix the price of any goods or merchandize imported or destined for exportation, on condition of observing the regula- tions and the Customs laws of the country.

ARTICLE III.

   In all that relates to navigation and commerce, the High Contracting Parties shall not grant any privilege, favour, or immunity to any other coun- try, which shall not be also and immediately ex- tended to their respective subjects.

ARTICLE IV.

   All vessels which according to the laws of Great Britain are to be deemed British vessels, and all vessels which according to the laws of Belgium are to be deemed Belgian vessels, are declared to be British and Belgian vessels respectively.

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ARTICLE V.

No duties of tonnage, harbour, light-house, pi- lotage, quarantine, or other similar or correspond- 'ing duties, of whatever nature or under whatever denomination, levied for the profit or in the name of the Government, public functionaries, communes, corporations, or establishments of whatever kind, shall be imposed in the ports of either country, upon the vessels of the other country, from what- ever port or place arriving, which shall not be equally imposed in the like cases on national vessels.

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ARTICLE I.

Il y aura libert? r?ciproque de commerce entre tous les Etats et possessions des deux Hautes Par- ties Contractantes; et les sujets de chacune d'elles, dans toute l'?tendue des territoires et possessions de l'autre, jouiront des m?mes droits, privil?ges, libert?s, aveurs, immunit?s, et exemptions, en mati?re de commerce et de navigation, dont jouis- sent ou jouiront les nationaux.

ARTICLE II.

Les sujets de l'une des Hautes Parties Contrac- tantes r?sidant dans les Etats de l'autre, seront respectivement libres de r?gler, comme les natio. naux, leurs affaires par eux-m?mes, ou de les confier aux soins de toutes autres personnes, telles que courtiers, facteurs, agents, ou interpr?tes. Ils ne pourront ?tre contraints dans leur choix, et ils ne seront tenus ? payer aucun salaire ni aucune r?- tribution ? ceux qu'ils n'auront pas jug? ? propos d'employer ? cet effet;, ?tant absolument facultatif aux vendeurs et acheteurs de contracter ensemble leur march?, et de fixer le prix de toutes denr?es ou marchandises import?es ou destin?es ? l'expor- tation, sous la condition de se conformer aux r?- glements et aux lois des douanes du pays.

ARTICLE III.

En tout ce qui concerne la navigation et le com- merce, les Hautes Parties Contractantes ne pour- ront accorder aucun privil?ge, faveur, ou immunit? ? un autre Etat, qui ne soit aussi ?t ? l'instant ?tendu ? leurs sujets respectifs.

ARTICLE IV.

Tous les navires qui, d'apr?s les lois de la Grande Bretagne, sont consid?r?s comme navires Britan- niques, et tous les navires qui, d'apr?s les lois de la Belgique sont consid?r?s comme navires Belges, sont d?clar?s respectivement navires Britanniques et navires Belges.

ARTICLE V.

Aucun droit de tonnage, de port, de phare, de pilotage, de quarantaine, ou autres droits sembla- bles ou ?quivalents, de quelque nature ou sous quelque d?nomination que ce soit, per?u au profit ou au nom du Gouvernement, des fonctionnaires publics, des communes, corporations, ou ?tablisse ments quelconques, ne sera impos? dans les ports de chacun des deux pays sur les navires de l'autr? nation, arrivant d'un port ou endroit quelconque, qui ne soit pas ?galement impos? en par?il cas sur des navires nationaux.

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ARTICLE VI.

In all that regards the stationing, the loading, and unloading of vessels in the ports, basins, docks, roadsteads, harbours, or rivers of the two countries, ne privilege shall be granted to national vessels, which shall not be equally granted to vessels of the other country; the intention of the High Contract- ing Parties being, that in this respect also the respective vessels shall be treated on the footing of perfect equality.

ARTICLE VII.

     British vessels entering a port of Belgium, and, reciprocally, Belgian vessels entering a port of Great Britain or of the British Possessions, and desiring to discharge only a part of their cargo, inav, subject to compliance with the laws and re- gulations of the respective countries, retain on board that part of the cargo which is destined for another port whether in the same country or in any other country, and may re-export the same, without being compelled to pay, upon such retained part of their cargo, any duty of Customs save those for watch- ing, which of course, shall be levied only at the rate fixed for national vessels.

ARTICLE VIII.

Goods of every kind which are or may be legally importable into the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, its Colonies and Pos- sessions, in British vessels, may likewise be import- ed into such ports in Belgian vessels, without being liable to other or higher duties, of whatever deno- mination, than if such goods were imported in na- tional vessels.

    Reciprocally, goods of every kind which are or may be legally importable into the ports of Belgium in Belgian vessels, may likewise be imported into such ports in British vessels, without being liable to other or higher duties, of whatever denomination, than if such goods were imported in national vessels.

ARTICLE IX.

Goods of every kind which may be exported either from Belgium by British vessels, or from Great Britain and the British Possessions by Bel- gian vessels, for whatever destination, shall not be liable to any other duties or formalities on depar- ture than if they were exported in national vessels; and they shall enjoy, under either flag, all bounties and drawbacks, or other favours, which are or may be granted in each of the two countries to national vessels.

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ARTICLE X.

    During the period allowed by the laws of the two countries for the warehousing of goods, no other duties than those for custody and storage shall be levied upon articles imported from one of the two countries into the other, until they shall

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En tout ce qui concerne le placement des navires, leur chargement et leur d?chargement dans les ports, basins, docks, rades, h?vres, ou rivi?res des deux Etats, il ne sera accord? aucun privil?ge aux navires nationaux, qui ne le soit ?galement ? ceux de l'autre Etat; la volont? des Hautes Parties Contractantes ?tant que, sous ce rapport aussi, les b?timents respectifs soient trait?s sur le pied d'une parfaite ?galit?.

ARTICLE VII.

Les navires Britanniques entrant dans un port de Belgique, et r?ciproquement les navires Belges entrant dans un port de la Grande Bretagne ou de ses Possessions, et qui n'y voudraient d?charger qu'une partie de leur cargaison, pourront, en se conformant toutefois aux lois et r?glements des Etats respectifs, conserver ? leur bord la partie de la cargaison qui serait destin?e ? un autre port, soit du m?me pays, soit d'un autre, et l? r?-ex- porter, sans ?tre astreints ? payer pour cette der- ni?re partie de leur cargaison aucun droit de douane, sauf ceux de surveillance, lesquels, d'ailleurs, ne? pourront naturellement ?tre per?us qu'au taux fix? pour la navigation nationale.

ARTICLE VIII.

Les marchandises de toute esp?ce dont l'impor tation dans les ports du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, ses Colonies et Possessions, est ou sera l?galemente permise sur des b?timents Britanniques, pourront ?galement y ?tre import?es sur des b?timents Belges, sans ?tre assujetties ? d'autres ou de plus forts droits, de quelque d?nc- ? mination que ce soit, que si les m?mes marchandises ?taient import?es sur des b?timents nationaux.

R?ciproquement, les marchandises de toute es- p?ce dont l'importation dans les ports de Belgique est ou sera l?galement permise sur des b?timents Belges, pourront ?galement y ?tre import?es sur des b?timents Britanniques, sans ?tre assujetties ? d'autres ou de plus forts droits, de quelque d?no- mination que ce soit, que si les m?mes marchandises ?taient import?es sur des b?timents nationaux.

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Les marchandises de toute nature qui seront export?es de Belgique par navires Britanniques, ou de la Grande Bretagne et de ses Possessions par navires Belges, pour quelque destination que ce soit, ne seront pas assujetties ? d'autres droits ni formalit?s de sortie que si elles ?taient export?es par navires nationaux; et elles jouiront,, sous l'un et l'autre pavillon, de toutes primes ou restitutious de droits, ou autres faveurs, qui sont ou seront accord?es, dans chacun des deux pays, ? la naviga- tion nationale.

ARTICLE X.

Pendant le temps fix? par les lois les deux pays. respectivement pour l'entreposage des marchan- dises, il ne sera per?u aucuns droits autres que ceux de garde et d'emmagasinage sur les objects impor- t?s de l'un des deux pays dans l'autre, en attendant

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be removed for transit, re-exportation, or internal consumption.

In no case shall such articles pay higher duties, or be liable to other formalities, than if they had been imported under the national flag, or from the most favoured country.

ARTICLE XI.

Goods of every kind coming from or going to either of the two countries shall reciprocally be exempted from all transit duty.

The prohibition in regard to gunpowder is, how- ever, maintained; and the two High Contracting Parties reserve to themselves to subject the transit of arms of war to special authorizations.

  The treatment of the most favoured nation is reciprocally guaranteed to each of the two countries in all that concerns transit and warehousing.

ARTICLE XII.

With regard to the coasting trade, it is agreed between the High Contracting Parties that the subjects and vessels of each of them shall, in the dominions and possessions of the other, enjoy the same privileges, and be treated in all respects on the same footing, as national subjects and vessels. With regard to the coasting trade in the Colonies, the stipulations of the present Article shall be ap- plicable only to the coasting trade of such of the Colonies of Her Britannic Majesty as have applied or shall hereafter apply, in conformity with the Acts of Parliament which govern this matter, that their coasting trade may be open to foreign vessels.

ARTICLE XIII.

The regulations established for goods imported from France into Belgium by Articles XVIII to XXVI inclusive, of the Treaty of Commerce con- cluded between the two countries on the 1st of May, 1861, shall equally apply in Belgium to the same goods imported from Great Britain and its Possessions.

  With regard to pure or mixed tissues, taxed ad valorem, the valuation of which in the ports may appear to the Belgian Government to present diffi- culties, the Belgian Government reserves to itself the power to designate the Custom-house of Brussels exclusively for the admission of such goods.

ARTICLE XIV.

  Neither of the two High Contracting Parties shall impose upon goods the produce or manufac- ture of the other party, other or higher duties of importation than such as are or may be imposed upon the same goods the produce of any other foreign country.

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  Each of the two Parties engages to extend to the other any favour or privilege, or reduction in the Tariff of duties of importation or exportation, on articles mentioned, or not mentioned, in the present Treaty, which, either of them may grant to any third Power. They engage, moreover, not to e?tablish against each other any duty or prohibition of importation or exportation, which shall not, at the same time, be applicable to all other nations.

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Ces objets, en aucun cas, ne paieront de plus forts droits, et ne seront assujettis ? d'autres for- malit?s, que s'ils avaient ?t? import?s sous pavillon national, ou provenaient du pays le plus favoris?.

ARTICLE XI.

Les marchandises de toute nature venant de l'un des deux Etats, ou y allant, seront r?ciproque- ment exemptes, dans l'autre Etat, de tout droit de transit.

Toutefois, la prohibition est maintenue pour la poudre ? tirer; et les deux Hautes Parties, Con- tractantes se r?servent de soumettre ? des autori- sations sp?ciales le transit des armes de guerre.

Le traitement de la nation la plus favoris?e est r?ciproquement garanti ? chacun des deux pays pour tout ce qui concerne le transit et l'entreposage.

ARTICLE XII.

En ce qui concerne le cabotage, il est convenu entre les Hautes Parties Contractantes que les su- jets et les navires de chacune d'elles jouiront, dans les Etats et possessions de l'autre, des m?mes pri- vil?ges, et seront trait?s ? tous ?gards sur le m?me pied, que les sujets et les navires nationaux.

En ce qui concerne le cabotage dans les Colonies, les stipulations du pr?sent Article ne seront ap- plicables qu'au cabotage de celles d'entre les Co- lonies de Sa Majest? Britannique qui ont demand? ou qui demanderont ult?rieurement, conform?ment aux Actes du. Parlement qui r?gissent cette mati?re, que leur cabotage soit ouvert aux navires ?trangers.

ARTICLE XIII.

Les r?gles consacr?es pour les marchandises im- port?es de France en Belgique, par les Articles XVIII ? XXVI inclus, du Trait? de Commerce conclu entre ces deux Etats le 1er Mai, 1861, s'ap- pliqueront ?galement en Belgique aux m?mes mar- chandises import?es de la Grande Bretagne et de ses Possessions.

A l'?gard des tissus purs ou m?lang?s, tax?s ? la valeur, dont l'estimation dans les ports lui para?trait pr?senter des difficult?s, le Gouvernement Belge se r?serve la facult? de d?signer exclusivement la Douane de Bruxelles pour l'admissien de ces mar- chandises.

ARTICLE XIV.

Ni l'une ni l'autre des deux Hautes Parties Con- tractantes n'imposera sur les marchandises prove- nant du sol ou de l'industrie de l'autre partie, d'autres ni de plus forts droits d'importation que ceux qui sont ou seront impos?s sur les m?mes marchandises provenant de tout autre Etat ?tranger.

Chacune des deux Parties s'engage ? faire profiter l'autre de toute faveur, de tout privil?ge, ou abaisse- ment dans les Tarifs des droits ? l'importation ou ? l'exportation des articles mentionn?s ou non dans le present Trait?, que l'une d'elles pourrait accorder ? une tierce Puissance. Elles s'engagent, en cutre, ? n'?tablir l'une envers l'autre aucun droit ou pro- hibition d'importation ou d'exportation, qui ne soit en m?me temps applicable aux autres nations.

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    It is further agreed that if sea salt refined in Belgiutn should obtain a deduction of more than seven per cent. from the general duty of excise, British salt refined in Belgium shall enjoy, at the same moment, a deduction from the excise which shall not be inferior by more than seven per cent. to the deduction granted to sea salt.

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ARTICLE XV.

    Articles the produce or manufacture of Belgium shall not be subject in the British Colonies to other or higher duties than those which are or may be imposed upon similar articles of British origin.

ARTICLE XVI.

    The subjects of one of the High Contracting Parties shall enjoy, in the dominions of the other, the same protection as native subjects in all that relates to property in trade marks, as well as in industrial and manufacturing patterns and models of every description.

The exclusive right to make use of an industrial or manufacturing pattern or model shall not, with regard to British subjects in Belgium, and recipro- cally with regard to Belgian subjects in Great Bri- tain, have a duration longer than that fixed by the law of the country for native subjects.

    If the industrial or manufacturing pattern or model is open to the public in the country of origin, it cannot be made the subject of an exclusive right in the other country.

    The provisions of the two preceding paragraphs are applicable to trade marks.

    The rights of subjects of one of the High Con- tracting Parties in the dominions of the other are not subject to the condition that the models or patterns shall be worked there.

    The present Article shall not be put into opera- tion in either country, with regard to such models or patterns, until the expiration of a year from the date of the signature of the present Treaty.

ARTICLE XVII.

Belgian subjects shall not have the right to claim in Great Britain exclusive property in a mark, model, or pattern, unless they shall have previously complied with the regulations, if any, which are or may be in force for the deposit at London, by British subjects, of marks, models, or patterns.

Reciprocally, British subjects shall not have the right to claim in Belgium exclusive property in a mark, model, or pattern, unless they shall have previously complied with the laws and regulations on those subjects which are or may be in force in Belgium.

ARTICLE XVIII.

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Il est converu, enfin, que si les sels marins raffi- n?s en Belgique venaient ? obtenir une d?duction de plus de sept pour cent du droit g?n?ral de l'accise, le sel Britannique raffin? en Belgique jouira, ? l'instant m?me, d'une d?duction de l'accise qui ne pourra ?tre inf?rieure de plus de sept pour cent ? la d?duction accord?e aux sels inarins.

ARTICLE XV.

Les produits d'origine ou de manufacture Belge ne seront pas grev?s dans les Colonies Britanniques d'autres ou de plus forts droits que ceux qui fap- pent ou frapperont les produits similaires originaires de la Grande Bretagne.

ARTICLE XVI.

Les sujets de l'une des Hautes Parties Contrac- tantes jouiront, dans les Etats de l'autre, de la m?me protection que les nationaux, pour tout ce qui con- cerne la propri?t? des marques de fabrique ou de commerce, ainsi que des dessins ou mod?les indus- triels et de fabrique de toute esp?ce.

Le droit exclusif d'exploiter un dessin ou mod?le industriel ou de fabrique ne peut avoir, au profit des sujets Britanniques en Belgique, et r?ciproque ment au profit des Belges dans la Grande Bretagne, une dur?e plus longue que celle fix?e par la loi du pays ? l'?gard des nationaux.

Si le dessin o? mod?le industriel cu de fabrique appartient au domaine public dans le pays d'origine, il ne peut ?tre l'objet d'une jouissance exclusive dans l'autre pays.

Les dispositions des deux paragraphes qui pr?- c?dent sont applicables aux marques de fabrique ou de commerce.

Les droits des sujets de l'une des Hautes Parties Contractantes dans les Etats de l'autre ne sont pas subordonn?s ? l'obligation d'y exploiter les mod?les ou dessins industriels ou de fabrique.

Le pr?sent Article ne recevra son ex?cution, dans l'un et l'autre pays, ? l'?gard des mod?les ou dessins industriels ou de fabrique, qu'? l'expiration d'une ann?e ? dater du jour de la signature du pr?sent Trait?.

ARTICLE XVII.

Les Belges ne pourront revendiquer dans la Grande Bretagne la propri?t? exclusive d'une mar- que, d'un mod?le, ou d'un dessin, s'ils ne se sont pr?alablement conform?s aux r?glements, s'il en est, qui sont ou seront en vigueur pour le d?p?t ? Londres, par les sujets Britanniques, des marques, mod?les, ou dessins.

R?ciproquement, les sujets Britanniques ne pourront revendiquer en Belgique la propri?t? exclusive d'une marque, d'un mod?ls, ou d'un dessin, s'ils ne se sont pr?alablement conform?s aux lois et aux r?glements sur cette mati?re qui · sont ou seront en vigueur en Belgique.

ARTICLE XVIII.

Chacune des Hautes Parties Contractantes aura le droit de nommer des Consuls pour la protection. du commerce dans les Etats ou territoires de l'autre partic; et les Consuls qui seront nomm?s ainsi, joriront dans les territoires de chaque Partic de

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the privileges, exemptions, and immunities which are or may be granted in those territories to Agents of the same rank and character appointed by or authorized to act for the Government of the most favoured nation.

Before any Consul can act as such, he must, how- ever, in the usual form be approved and admitted by the Government of the country to which he is sent; and each of the two High Contracting Par- ties shall have the right to except from the resi- dence of Consuls any particular places which either "of them may judge proper to be excepted.

ARTICLE XIX.

If any vessel of war or merchant-vessel of either of the two countries should be wrecked upon the coasts of the other, such vessel, or any parts thereof, and all furniture and appurtenances belonging thereunto, as well as all goods and merchandize which shall be saved therefrom, or the proceeds thereof, if sold, shall be restored to the proprietors or to their agents, on being claimed by them. In case there should be no such proprietors or agents upon the spot, the said articles and goods, or the roceeds thereof, as well as all the papers found on board of any such vessel, shall be delivered to the British or Belgian Consul in whose district the wreck shall have taken place; and such Consul, ' proprietors, or agents shall not be called upon to pay any charge but the expenses incurred in the preservation of the property, and the same rate of salvage which would be equally payable, under the like circumstances, by a national vessel. The goods and merchandize saved from the wreck shall not be subject to the established duties, unless cleared for consumption.

ARTICLE XX.

The British flag shall continue to enjoy in Bel- gium the repayment of the Scheldt Toll so long as the Belgian flag shall enjoy the same.

ARTICLE XXI.

   From and after, at latest, the day on which the capitalization of the Scheldt Toll shall be effected by a general arrangement,

   1. The tonnage duty imposed in Belgian ports shall cease to be levied;

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 Of 20 per cent. for sailing vessels; Of 25 per cent. for vessels towed; Of 30 per cent. for steam-vessels.

   3. The system of local taxes imposed by the city of Antwerp shall be throughout diminished.

ARTICLE XXII.

   As a temporary exception to the stipulations of Article XIV, and for the space of two years from the 1st of October, 1862, the new system shall be applied in the following manner to certain articles of British origin hereinafter enumerated:---

   Cotton yarns twisted, warped, or dyed, shall pay the duties imposed upon single yarns unbleached or bleached, with an addition of five centimes for

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Avant que quelque Consul puisse agir comme tel, il devra ?tre approuv? et admis dans les formes usit?es par le Gouvernement aupr?s duquel il est envoy?; et chanune des Hautes Parties Contract- antes aura la facult? d'excepter de la r?sidence des" Consuls tels endroits sp?ciaux que chacune d'elles pourra juger ? propos d'excepter.

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ARTICLE XIX.

S'il arrivait que quelque vaisseau de guerre ou navire marchand de l'un des deux Etats fit nau- frage sur les c?tes de l'autre, ce b?timent ou ses parties ou d?bris, ses agr?s, et tous les objets qui y appartiendront, ainsi que tous les effets et mar- chandises qui en auront ?t? sauv?s, ou le produit de leur vente, en seront rendus aux propri?taires ou ? leurs ayant-droits sur leur r?clamation. Dans le cas o? ceux-ci se trouveraient absents, les dits objets, marchandises, ou leur produit, seront con- sign?s, ainsi que tous les papiers trouv?s ? bord de ce b?timent, au Consul Britannique ou Belge dans le district duquel le naufrage aura eu lieu et il ne sera exig?, soit du Consul, soit des propri?taires ou ayant-droits, que le payement des d?penses faites pour la conservation de la propri?t?, et les m?mes droits de sauvetage ou autres qui seraient ?gale- ment pay?s, en pareille circonstance, par un b?ti- ment national. Les marchandises et effects sauv?s du naufrage ne seront assujetties aux droits ?tablis, qu'autant qu'ils seraient d?clar?s la consom-

mation.

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ARTICLE XX.

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Le pavillon Britannique continuera ? jouir en Belgique du remboursement du p?age de l'Escaut, que le pavillon Belge en jouira lui-m?me.

ARTICLE XXI.

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A partir, au plus tard, du jour o? la capitalisation du p?age de l'Escaut sera assur?e par un arrange- ment g?n?ral,---

1. Le droit de tonnage pr?lev? dans les ports Belges cessera d'?tre per?u.

2. Les droits de pilotage dans les ports Belges et dans l'Escaut, en tant qu'il d?pendra de la Bel- gique, seront r?duits—

De 20 pour cent pour les navires ? voiles; De 25 pour cent pour les navires remorqu?s; De 30 pour cent pour les navires ? vapeur. 2. Le r?gime des taxes locales impos?es par la ville d'Anvers sera, dans son ensemble, d?grev?.

ARTICLE XXII.

Par d?rogation provisoire ? l'Article XIV, et pendant deux ann?es ? partir du 1er October, 1862, le nouveau r?gime sera appliqu? de la mani?re suivante aux produits d'origine Britannique ci-apr?s d?nomm?s:-

Les fils de coton tors, ourdis, ou teints, paieront les droits aff?rents aux fils simples, ?crus ou blan- chis, augment?s de cinq centimes pour les fils tors,

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twisted yarns, ten centimes for warped yarns, and fifteen centimes for dyed yarns, per kilogramme.

The duty on stuff of wool mixed with cotton shall be twenty-two and a-half per cent. until the 1st of October, 1863, and twenty per cent. until the 1st of October, 1864. During the continuance of the transitory system the importer may at his choice, pay either one hundred and eighty francs the hundred kilogrammes, or the duties stipulated above.

The duty upon printed cotton tissues shall be one hundred and fifty francs the hundred kilo- grammes.

ARTICLE XXIII.

It is understood that in case the present duty on the importation of foreign spirits should be main- tained in the British Tariff, the Article relative to spirits which is contained in the Treaty concluded between Belgium and France on the 1st of May, 1861, shall not be applied to British spirits, so far as regards the reductions therein stipulated, until the 1st of October, 1865.

ARTICLE XXIV.

The Ionian Islands being under the protection of Her Britannic Majesty, the subjects and vessels of those islands shall enjoy, in the dominions of His Majesty the King of the Belgians, all the ad- vantages which are granted to the subjects and vessels of Great Britain by the present Treaty, as soon as the Government of the Ionian Islands shall have agreed to grant to the subjects and vessels of His Majesty the King of the Belgians the same advantages which are granted in those islands to the subjects and vessels of Her Britannic Majesty: it being understood, that in order to prevent abuses, every Ionian vessel claiming the benefits of that Treaty shall be furnished with a patent signed by the Lord High Commissioner of Her Britannic Majesty, or by his representative.

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ARTICLE XXV.

     The present Treaty shall continue in force for ten years dating from the tenth day after the ex- change of the ratification. In case neither of the two High Contracting Parties should have notified, twelve months before the end of the said period, its intention to terminate the Treaty, it shall re- main in force until the expiration of a year dating from the day on which either of the High Con- tracting Parties shall have given notice for its termination.

     The High Contracting Parties reserve to them- selves the right to introduce into the Treaty, by. common consent, any modifications which may not be at variance with its spirit or principles, and the utility of which may be shown by experience.

ARTICLE XXVI.

     From and after the date fixed by the preceding Article, the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation of the 27th of October, 1851, shall cease to be

in force.

de dix centimes pour les fils ourdis, et de quinze centimes pour les fils teints, par kilogramme.

Le droit sur les ?toffes de laine m?lang?es de coton sera de vingt-deux et demi pour cent jusqu'au 1er Octobre, 1863, et de vingt pour cent jusqu'au 1er Octobre, 1864. Pendant la dur?e du r?gime transitoire, l'importateur pourra, ? son choix, payer cent quatre vingts francs par cent kilogrammes, ou les droits stipul?s ci-dessus.

Le droit sur les tissus de coton imprim?s sera de cent cinquante francs par cent kilogrammes.

ARTICLE XXIII.

Il est entendu que, dans le cas o? le droit actuel sur l'importation des alcools serait maintenu dans le Tarif Anglais, l'Article relatif aux alcools contenu dans le Trait? conclu entre la Belgique et la France le 1er Mai, 1861, ne recevra son application aux alcools Anglais, dans les r?ductions qu'il stipule,. qu'au ler Octobre, 1865.

ARTICLE XXIV.

Les Iles Ioniennes se trouvant sous la protection de Sa Majest? Britannique, les sujets et les navires de ces ?les jouiront, dans les Etats de Sa Majest? le Roi des Belges, de tous les avantages qui sont accord?s aux sujets et aux navires de la Grande Bretagne par le pr?sent Trait?, aussit?t que le Gouvernement des Iles Ioniennes sera convenu d'accorder aux sujets et aux navires de Sa Majest? le Roi des Belges les m?mes avantages qu'il accorde, dans ces ?les, aux sujets et aux navires de Sa Ma- jest? Britannique; bien entendu toutefois que pour pr?venir des abus, tout navire Ionien qui sera dans le cas de r?clamer les bienfaits de ce Trait? sera muni d'une patente sign?e par le Lord Haut Com- missaire de Sa Majest? Britannique, ou par celui qui le repr?sente.

ARTICLE XXV.

Le pr?sent Trait? restera en vigueur pendant dix ann?es ? partir du dixi?me jour apr?s l'?change des ratifications. Dans le cas o? aucune des deux Hautes Parties Contractantes n'aurait notifi?, douze mois avant la fin de la dite p?riode, son intention d'en faire cesser les effets, le Trait? demeurera obligatoire jusqu'? l'expiration d'une ann?e, ? partir du jour o? l'une ou l'autre des Hautes Parties Con- tractantes l'aura d?nonc?.

Les Hautes Parties Contractantes se r?servent la facult? d'introduire, d'un commun accord, dans ce Trait?, toutes modifications qui ne seraient pas en opposition avec son esprit ou ses principes, et dont l'utilit? serait d?montr?e par l'exp?rience.

ARTICLE XXVI.

A partir de l'?poque fix?e ? l'Article pr?c?dent, le Trait? de Commerce et de Navigation du 27 Octobre, 1851, sera hors de vigueur.

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ARTICLE XXVII.

 The present Treaty shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at London before the 1st day of September, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two.

 In witness whereof the respective Plenipoten- tiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seal of their arms.

 Done in duplicate at London, the twenty third day of July, in the year of Our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and sixty-two.

(L.S.)

RUSSELL.

(L.S:) THOS. MILNER GIBSON. (L.S.)

SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

Protocol of Conference held at the Foreign Office, July 23, 1862, between the Plenipotentiaries of Great Britain and of Belgium.

 THE Plenipotentiaries of Her Britannic Majesty and of His Majesty the King of the Belgians, in proceeding to the signature of the Treaty of Com- inerce and Navigation between their august So- vereigns, place upon record that they have agreed upon the following points:-

1. That the declarations relative to the arrest of seamen deserters, dated the 4th of January, 1855, and the Order in Council bearing date the 8th of February, 1855, and published in the "Lon- don Gazette," of the 13th of February, shall con- tinue in force and validity, as if they had been inserted in the said Treaty.

2. That although the Fishery Convention con- cluded on the 22nd of March, 1852, between Her Britannic Majesty and His Majesty the King of the Belgians, is provisionally maintained, it is un- der the reservation made by the Government of His Majesty the King of the Belgians, that they will again bring forward, in a future negotiation, the proposition relative to the reciprocal permis- sion to fish within the marine territorial limit.

In maintaining the said Convention concluded on the 22nd of March, 1852, an exception to the stipulations of the Treaty of Commerce and Navi- gation signed this day, is made in so far as regards the advantages which are or may be given in either country to the produce of national fishery.

3. With regard to sugar, the Government of His Majesty the King of the Belgians reserve to themselves to renew their proposition that an agreement should be come to between Great Bri- tain, Belgium, France, the Zollvercin, and the Netherlands, for respectively bringing the duties upon raw and refined sugars imported from any one of those countries into the others to an equality with the taxes imposed upon the same productions of national origin, and for terminating simul- taneously in those five countries the system of bounties on the exportation of sugar.

The Belgian Government rely upon the support and co-operation of the Government of Her Bri- tannic Majesty for this purpose. (Signed) RUSSELL.·

THOS. MILNER GIBSON. SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

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ARTICLE XXVII.

Le pr?sent Trait? sera ratifi?, et les ratifications. en seront ?chang?es ? Londres avant le premier Septembre, mil huit cent soixante-deux.

En foi de quoi les Pl?nipotentiares respectifs l'ont sign?, et y ont appos? le cachet de leurs armes.

Fait ? Lendres, en double original, le vingt-troi- si?me jour du mois de Juillet, de l'an de gr?ce mil huit cent soixante-deux.

(L.S.)

(L.S.) (L.S)

RUSSELL.

THOS. MILNER GIBSON. SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

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Protocole d'une Conf?rence tenue au Foreign Office le 23 Juillet, 1862, entre les Pl?nipotentiares de la Grande Bretagne et de Belgique.

LES Pl?nipotentiaires de Sa Majest? Britannique et de Sa Majest? le Roi des Belges, en proc?dant ? la signature du Trait? de Commerce et de Na- vigation entre leurs augustes Souverains, constatent qu'ils sont tomb?s d'accord sur les points sui-

vants :-

1. Que les d?clarations relatives ? l'arrestation des marins-d?serteurs dat?es du 4 Janvier, 1855, et l'Ordre en Conseil dat? du 8 F?vrier, 1855, et publi? dans la Gazette de Londres du 13 F?vrier, continueront ? avoir force et valeur, comme s'ils eussent ?t? ins?r?s au dit Trait?.

2. Que, si la Convention de P?che, conclue le 22 Mars, 1852, entre Sa Majest? Britannique et Sa Majest? le Roi des Belges, est provisoirement maintenue, c'est sous la r?serve faite par le Gou- vernement de Sa Majest? le Roi des Belges qu'il reproduira, dans une subs?quente n?gociation, la proposition relative ? la facult? r?ciproque de p?cher dans les limites de la mer territoriale.

Il est fait exception, en maintenant la dite Con- vention conclue le 22 Mars, 1852, aux stipulations du Trait? de Commerce et Navigation conclu anjourd'hui, en ce qui concerne les avantages dont les produits de la p?che nationale sont ou pourront ?tre l'objet dans l'un ou l'autre pays,

3. En ce qui concerne les sucres, le Gouverne- ment de Sa Majest? le Roi des Belges se r?serve de revenir sur la proposition tendante ? ?tablir un accord entre la Grande Bretagne, la Belgique, la France, le Zollverein, et les Pays-Bas, pour ramener respectivement les droits sur les sucres bruts et raffin?s, import?s de l'un de ces Etats dans les autres, au niveau des taxes impos?es aux m?mes produits de fabrication nationale, et pour faire cesser simultan?ment dans ces cinq pays le r?gime des primes ? l'exportation des sucres.

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Pour atteindre ce but, le Gouvernement Belge compte sur l'appui et le concours du Gouvernement de Sa Majest? Britannique.

(Sign?) RUSSELL.

THOS. MILNER GIBSON. SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

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Protocol of Conference held at the Foreign Office,

August 30, 1862, between the Plenipotentiaries of Great Britain and of Belgium.

THE Undersigned, in proceeding to the ex- change of the ratifications of the Treaty of Com- merce and Navigation concluded on the 23rd of July, 1862, between Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the King of the Belgians, have agreed to record in the present Protocol the mo- difications in the said Treaty arranged this day. between them; and in consequence of which the following Tariff is adopted :-

COTTON YARNS.

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Protocole d'une Conf?rence tenue au Foreign Office, le 30 Ao?t, 1862, entre les Pl?nipotentiares de la Grande Bretagne et de Belgique.

LES Soussign?s, en proc?dant ? l'?change des ratifications du Trait? de Commerce et de Navi- gation conclu le 23 Juillet, 1862, entre Sa Majest? la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, et Sa Majest? le Roi des Belges, sont tomb?s d'accord de consigner dans le pr?sent Pro- tocole les modifications 'au dit Trait? convenues aujourd'hui entr'eux; et en cons?quence desquelles le Tarif suivant est adopt? :-

FILS DE COTON.

Nos.

First year.

Second year.

20,000m and under .

0 22?

0 20?

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l?re ann?e. 20,000m et au-dessous. 0 22c

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30,000 to 40,000 40,000 to 65,000

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0 45c 0 60?

0 35?

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20,000 ? 30,000 30,000 ? 40,000 40,000 ? 65,000

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     Above 65,000, free entry (weighing charge of 10 centimes) during the whole duration of the Treaty.

      These modifications shall have the same force and effect as if they were textually inserted in the said Treaty, and they shall come into operation from the 1st of October, 1862, the old duties con- tinuing to be applied to the above-mentioned arti- cles, as well as to the mixed tissues (Article XXII of the Treaty), up to that date.

In testimony whereof the Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Protocol, and have thereto af-

fixed their seals.

Done in London, the 30th of August, 1862.

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THOS. MILNER GIBSON.

SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

Au-dessus de 65,000, libre entr?e (droit de ba- lance de 10 centimes) pendant toute la dur?e d?? Trait?.

Ces modifications auront la m?me force et valeur que si elles ?taient ins?r?es textuellement au dit Trait?, et elles seront mises ? ex?cution ? partir du 1er Octobre, 1862, le r?gime ancien continuant ? ?tre appliqu? aux articles mentionn?s ci-dessus, ainsi qu'aux tissus m?lang?s (Article XXII du Trait?), jusqu'? cette date.

En foi de quoi les Pl?nipotentiaires ont sign? le pr?sent Protocole, et y ont appos? le cachet de

leurs armes.

Fait ? Londres, le 30 Ao?t, 1862.

(L.S.) RUSSELL.

(L.S.) THOS. MILNER GIBSON. (L.S.) SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

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It is hereby notified, that a cominunication has been received from Mr. W. M. ELLES, the Inspector of Branches, announcing that during the absence of Mr. WILLIAM LAMOND from the Colony, or until further notice, Mr. JOHN MCDOUALL will act as Manager in Hongkong and Principal Officer of the Oriental Bank Corporation in China; and also, that during the absence of Mr. JOHN MCDOUALL from Shanghai, Mr. JAMES WEBSTER will represent the Bank at that place as Acting Agent.

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Acting Colonial Secretary.

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The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the ORIENTAL lge BANK CORPORATION, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

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By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Coior.ial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

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Protocol of Conference held at the Foreign Office,

August 30, 1862, between the Plenipotentiaries of Great Britain and of Belgium.

THE Undersigned, in proceeding to the ex- change of the ratifications of the Treaty of Com- merce and Navigation concluded on the 23rd of July, 1862, between Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the King of the Belgians, have agreed to record in the present Protocol the mo- difications in the said Treaty arranged this day. between them; and in consequence of which the following Tariff is adopted :-

COTTON YARNS.

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Protocole d'une Conf?rence tenue au Foreign Office, le 30 Ao?t, 1862, entre les Pl?nipotentiares de la Grande Bretagne et de Belgique.

LES Soussign?s, en proc?dant ? l'?change des ratifications du Trait? de Commerce et de Navi- gation conclu le 23 Juillet, 1862, entre Sa Majest? la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, et Sa Majest? le Roi des Belges, sont tomb?s d'accord de consigner dans le pr?sent Pro- tocole les modifications 'au dit Trait? convenues aujourd'hui entr'eux; et en cons?quence desquelles le Tarif suivant est adopt? :-

FILS DE COTON.

Nos.

First year.

Second year.

20,000m and under .

0 22?

0 20?

...

No.

l?re ann?e. 20,000m et au-dessous. 0 22c

2?me ann?e.

0 20?

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20,000 to 30,000

0 30c

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30,000 to 40,000 40,000 to 65,000

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0 45c 0 60?

0 35?

0 50?

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20,000 ? 30,000 30,000 ? 40,000 40,000 ? 65,000

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     Above 65,000, free entry (weighing charge of 10 centimes) during the whole duration of the Treaty.

      These modifications shall have the same force and effect as if they were textually inserted in the said Treaty, and they shall come into operation from the 1st of October, 1862, the old duties con- tinuing to be applied to the above-mentioned arti- cles, as well as to the mixed tissues (Article XXII of the Treaty), up to that date.

In testimony whereof the Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Protocol, and have thereto af-

fixed their seals.

Done in London, the 30th of August, 1862.

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THOS. MILNER GIBSON.

SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

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Ces modifications auront la m?me force et valeur que si elles ?taient ins?r?es textuellement au dit Trait?, et elles seront mises ? ex?cution ? partir du 1er Octobre, 1862, le r?gime ancien continuant ? ?tre appliqu? aux articles mentionn?s ci-dessus, ainsi qu'aux tissus m?lang?s (Article XXII du Trait?), jusqu'? cette date.

En foi de quoi les Pl?nipotentiaires ont sign? le pr?sent Protocole, et y ont appos? le cachet de

leurs armes.

Fait ? Londres, le 30 Ao?t, 1862.

(L.S.) RUSSELL.

(L.S.) THOS. MILNER GIBSON. (L.S.) SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that a cominunication has been received from Mr. W. M. ELLES, the Inspector of Branches, announcing that during the absence of Mr. WILLIAM LAMOND from the Colony, or until further notice, Mr. JOHN MCDOUALL will act as Manager in Hongkong and Principal Officer of the Oriental Bank Corporation in China; and also, that during the absence of Mr. JOHN MCDOUALL from Shanghai, Mr. JAMES WEBSTER will represent the Bank at that place as Acting Agent.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Acting Colonial Secretary.

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The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the ORIENTAL lge BANK CORPORATION, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

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By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Coior.ial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10 JANUARY, 1863.,

Protocol of Conference held at the Foreign Office,

August 30, 1862, between the Plenipotentiaries of Great Britain and of Belgium.

THE Undersigned, in proceeding to the ex- change of the ratifications of the Treaty of Com- merce and Navigation concluded on the 23rd of July, 1862, between Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the King of the Belgians, have agreed to record in the present Protocol the mo- difications in the said Treaty arranged this day. between them; and in consequence of which the following Tariff is adopted :-

COTTON YARNS.

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Protocole d'une Conf?rence tenue au Foreign Office, le 30 Ao?t, 1862, entre les Pl?nipotentiares de la Grande Bretagne et de Belgique.

LES Soussign?s, en proc?dant ? l'?change des ratifications du Trait? de Commerce et de Navi- gation conclu le 23 Juillet, 1862, entre Sa Majest? la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, et Sa Majest? le Roi des Belges, sont tomb?s d'accord de consigner dans le pr?sent Pro- tocole les modifications 'au dit Trait? convenues aujourd'hui entr'eux; et en cons?quence desquelles le Tarif suivant est adopt? :-

FILS DE COTON.

Nos.

First year.

Second year.

20,000m and under .

0 22?

0 20?

...

No.

l?re ann?e. 20,000m et au-dessous. 0 22c

2?me ann?e.

0 20?

ce

20,000 to 30,000

0 30c

0 25°

...

de

30,000 to 40,000 40,000 to 65,000

...

0 45c 0 60?

0 35?

0 50?

...

20,000 ? 30,000 30,000 ? 40,000 40,000 ? 65,000

0 30?

0 25?

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0 45c 0 60c

0 35c.

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     Above 65,000, free entry (weighing charge of 10 centimes) during the whole duration of the Treaty.

      These modifications shall have the same force and effect as if they were textually inserted in the said Treaty, and they shall come into operation from the 1st of October, 1862, the old duties con- tinuing to be applied to the above-mentioned arti- cles, as well as to the mixed tissues (Article XXII of the Treaty), up to that date.

In testimony whereof the Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Protocol, and have thereto af-

fixed their seals.

Done in London, the 30th of August, 1862.

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THOS. MILNER GIBSON.

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Ces modifications auront la m?me force et valeur que si elles ?taient ins?r?es textuellement au dit Trait?, et elles seront mises ? ex?cution ? partir du 1er Octobre, 1862, le r?gime ancien continuant ? ?tre appliqu? aux articles mentionn?s ci-dessus, ainsi qu'aux tissus m?lang?s (Article XXII du Trait?), jusqu'? cette date.

En foi de quoi les Pl?nipotentiaires ont sign? le pr?sent Protocole, et y ont appos? le cachet de

leurs armes.

Fait ? Londres, le 30 Ao?t, 1862.

(L.S.) RUSSELL.

(L.S.) THOS. MILNER GIBSON. (L.S.) SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

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It is hereby notified, that a cominunication has been received from Mr. W. M. ELLES, the Inspector of Branches, announcing that during the absence of Mr. WILLIAM LAMOND from the Colony, or until further notice, Mr. JOHN MCDOUALL will act as Manager in Hongkong and Principal Officer of the Oriental Bank Corporation in China; and also, that during the absence of Mr. JOHN MCDOUALL from Shanghai, Mr. JAMES WEBSTER will represent the Bank at that place as Acting Agent.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Acting Colonial Secretary.

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The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the ORIENTAL lge BANK CORPORATION, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

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By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Coior.ial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH JANUARY, 1863.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for

the month ending 31st December, 1862, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

$890,098. $400,000.

J. McDOUALL, Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 2nd January, 1863.

I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and found necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 4.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

the

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,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Branch of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China in Hongkong for the month ending 31st December, 1862, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

.$775,191. $300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON, Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, Hongkong, 31st December, 1862.

I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

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No. 5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION:

Tenders for the rebuilding of Police Station No. 4, situated on the Queen's Road, East, will be received, on or before the 19th Instant, at the Surveyor General's Office, where all particulars may be obtained on application, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

NOTICE.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

C

Required to purchase, or to charter for the term of one year, with the option of continuing the Charter for a second year, a Vessel of Six Hundred Tons, or upwards, to be used as a Hulk for the accommodation of Convicts in Victoria Harbour.

   The Vessel must have a 'tween decks laid fore and aft of not less than six feet in height, with side ventilation, and must be provided with efficient ground tackle, subject to the approval of the Harbour Master.

Tenders to be addressed to the Harbour Master up to noon of the 20th Instant.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

C

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH JANUARY, 1863.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for

the month ending 31st December, 1862, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

$890,098. $400,000.

J. McDOUALL, Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 2nd January, 1863.

I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and found necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 4.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

the

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,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Branch of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China in Hongkong for the month ending 31st December, 1862, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

.$775,191. $300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON, Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, Hongkong, 31st December, 1862.

I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

C

No. 5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION:

Tenders for the rebuilding of Police Station No. 4, situated on the Queen's Road, East, will be received, on or before the 19th Instant, at the Surveyor General's Office, where all particulars may be obtained on application, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

NOTICE.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

C

Required to purchase, or to charter for the term of one year, with the option of continuing the Charter for a second year, a Vessel of Six Hundred Tons, or upwards, to be used as a Hulk for the accommodation of Convicts in Victoria Harbour.

   The Vessel must have a 'tween decks laid fore and aft of not less than six feet in height, with side ventilation, and must be provided with efficient ground tackle, subject to the approval of the Harbour Master.

Tenders to be addressed to the Harbour Master up to noon of the 20th Instant.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

C

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH JANUARY, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

17

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

*1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

Jan.

3,

30.36

60

30.27

60

30.24

61

4,

30.33

63

30.28

63

30.26

62

""

30.33

65

30.32

65

30.32

65

6,

30.44

61

30.42

61

30.40

62

""

7,

30.47

60

30.40

61

30.40

60

""

8,

30.44

60

30.43

61

30.35

61

"}

9,

30.43

62

30.40

63

30.34

62

""

e

? "

ED

1.

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

?

WET BULB.

·

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering Min. Max.

6A.M. 3P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS To Weather.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

1863.

Jan.

3 28.33 28.36 28.34 28.27 28.2649.00 54.30 55.00 48.0054.0051.30 16.00 55.00 E?N

5 E

4 EbS

5

Overcast, cloudy, evening rain, rain during

past night.

4 28.37 28.39 28.37 28.33 28.31 57.00 61.50 60.00|56.00 60.15 60.00 50.30 64.00 E

3 E

2 NNW

Very fine, evening fog, wet dew.

"}

5 28.35 28.40 28.38 28.35 28.3456.00 58.30 54.00 56.00 55.00 52.00 55.00 60,00 NW?N

3 NNW

3 NE

1

Slight fog, wet dew, afternoon fine.

19

6 28.40 28.45 28.42 28.41 28.40 19.00 54.0051.30 46.00 50.00 48.30 46.00 55.30 NE

2 ENE

3 EAS

2

Very fine.

"}

1

Con

7 28.4328.47 28.44 28.4228.4048.00 52.3051.3145.00 49.00 48.00 45.00 55.00 ENE

59

!

Her

!

8 28.43 28.45 28.42 28.39 28.3952.00 58.00|55.00 50.00 54.00 53.00 19.30 56.30 NE

|28.41 28.46 28.44 28.4028.3852.00 56.155100 51.00|53.00 52.00 51.00 57.30 EUN

5 EbN

1 ENE

4 E

3

Do.

2

0

Do.

1 EbN

2 E

Slight, fog, afternoon very fine.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, Eth January, 1863.

Lets. Paps.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lotters. Papers

Allen, H. L.

2

6

Alem?o, S.

1

Comby Carpenter, R. Collard, E. H.

1

Gorman, R.

1

Mille, A.

1

1

_on,

Gundry, R. S. 2 Gray, H. N.

Matic, F.

1

Palma, W. Pellet, A.

1

Stewart, H. K. 1

1

Morton, E.

Perfetti,

1

Thomas, J.

1

Barnarel

1

Gonsales, J.

1

Mayer W.

1

Pinckernelle,

1

Telford, F.

1

Bell, Capt.

2

Dilo, J.

Martin, T.

1

Tucker, B. W. 1

Barradas, J. B. 1

Dann

Hickman, Dr.

Murton, N.

Ribeiro, J.

Tayag, S.

Bird, II.

1

Doral,

H. R.

1

Marques, C. M. 1

Rozario, P. P.

1

Taylor, J.

Brett & Co.

Dounan, D.

1

Hindi, H. W. 1

Maclellan, J.

1

Reh, M.

1

Tubb, F.

2

Barbosa, R.

1

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

McNeil, J.

2

Roberts

Therry,

J.

Barton, A.

1

Finlay. J.

1

Mello, J.

1

R. F. A.

Todd, J. H.

1

Brodie & Co. 1

Fabier, J.

4

Jegher, C.

1

McRimnon, J. 1

Risley,

Tripp, H. J. H. 1

B. Birchem&Co. 1

Forreira, M. A. 1

Jepson, R. C.

1

Butler, J. B.

1

Fernandez, L.

2

Joyce, W.

North, J. W.

1

Rabom, W. Rubbert, F.

1

Baker, W.

1

Floves, B.

1

Nunes, J. C.

1

Roskruge, J.

12

Ullmer, A.

1

Brand & Co.

1

French, H. S.

Q

Bowen, B.

Fullertem, A. 1

Ketelsen Kopp, C. O.

1

Nolle, W.

1

Van der Laan 1

Ventorino, M.

1

Nexon, A.

1

Smith

- be

??

be

Furtado, l'.

1

Kedruss, J.

Nicholas, A.

Scott, W. C.

1

Veroli, L. Vas, J.

Cochran, D.

Flym. J.

Nicholls, W.

Sladden, T.

Carlin, A.

1

Frienkel, L.

1

Lawler, R. E.

1

Sneill, R.

White, II.

6

Clark, G.

1

Funny, F.

1

Lipowski, H.

Oryan

Scott, D.

1

Whalley, P.

2

Cruz, S.

Freedle,

1

Lewis,

6

1

Oldham, R.

Sluders, C.

1

Cordeiro, M.

Wadding-

Lambert, J.

2

Oneil, M.

Souza, J. M.

1

ham, A. f

Crowen, J.

Groum, H. B.

Lloyd, E.

1

Osborne. F.

1

Sullivan, J.

Wood, J. D.

1

Clyatt, W.

Gutierrez, S. C. 2

Littleberry, C. 1

Osborne & Co.

1

Simmons, W.

Williams, Mrs. 1

Crawford, J. W. 2

Green, W. S. S. 1

Schtuter

Wilkinson

1

Clarke, J

Graham, Capt. 1

McCaskin

1

Calcott, C.

Green, E.

1

Morval, F. C.

1

C. U. H.

Gilpin, S.

1

Michael, S. C.

1

Campbell, D. 1

Crue, G.

Maury, T.

1

Wright, W. A. 1 Willcox, C. S. Williamson,A.B.1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 9th January, 1863.

1

Peres, F.

1

Salter, A.

Wakeman, H. 1

Pinto, J.

1

Perpetuo, J. E. 1 Poons, A. J.

1

Sattas, J. Sewell Swan, W.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Acme?

1

Castle

1

the Annebella “

3

Acadia

1

Calypso Coniston

1

the

Alchymist

5

Golden City 6 Genoa Good Success Gerard

Kate Swanton 1

Nubia

Letters. Papers.

1

Sarah

Lets. Paps.

1

}

1

Star Cwn

?

2

Lady Clarendonl

Oriental

3

16

4

Lady Ann

8

12

Oithiona

2

1

Anne Reddin

1

Dunmar

Agra

6

10

with

Aden

1

the

Abdul Medso

1

Duke of Lan-}

caster

Dora

Harvest Home 1

Lady McDonald 5 Ladon

Otterlie

1

Star of the 3

North. Saldanha

16

2

Ormar Pasha

1

Howes

1

Landerdale 12

Orga

1

Samuel Ap- pleton

1

Hopp?

1

Lady Elgin

1

Orient

20

Hope

1

Lota

2

1

Bhering Bombay

2

Ettrick.

2

East Indian

Harvest Queen 1 Herbert

Perciles

M. Mitchell

Persia

Boyne

Boauerges Berwickshire

Beatrice

Bahia

Charger

Comet Cordelia Clara Cornelia

Cadiz

Charmer

Concor Coleroon

Celoyan Celestial

3

Elizabeth

Monian

23

12

Everdina Eliza-

Marian

1

Iskandershaw

2

beth

Merbena

1

Indomitable

7

1

Ennomia

Martin Luther 12

Istamboul

3

1

Eliza Stewart

4

5

Morning Star

Padney

P. Somawatty 1 Pekin

Petersburgh

Portland

~

Emma & Ma-

Malabar

1

Preston

1

thilda

J. Vanner

1

Mary Whitridge 2

S. Russell

Sir Hugh Rose 1 Swiftsup

Sobat Seba

Thames

Typhon Tropic

Tehernaya

Virginia

1

1

31 12

Eduardo

J. Littlefield 1

Mary Mildred 1

Quiepire

J. Bruhn

I

Migrator

Fair Light

2

Jupiter

Mischief

Resolution

Fire Fly

Fortuna

1

Falk

1

J. Temperly

J. Vinicombs

1

Freindship 1

Freuella

Clarissa

10

Granger

Crimea

Caribean

3

Granada

1

4

Glendovcer 4

Catalpa

Gala

14 7

JohnMasterman 21 1

John N. Cushing 2

James Marshall 1 Jona

Julia Ann

Kalahome

* Kessington Kaloomcer

Mary Bradford 1

Radnagore

Veritas Veronica Victorie Venilia

1

1

Rajah

1

Neville

Rachial

Weimouth

2

4

Norwood

1

Raphael

Whinfell

1

North Star

1

Rachel

12

Neptune

Rusthen

3

Nyphoon

Notre Dame

Rapid

4

de Victories j

Siam

1

9

Western Con-}

Wyoming Westminister

West Australian 3

4

?

3

1

New York

1

Nova Bella

1

Snow Squall Shanghac

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH JANUARY, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

17

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

*1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

Jan.

3,

30.36

60

30.27

60

30.24

61

4,

30.33

63

30.28

63

30.26

62

""

30.33

65

30.32

65

30.32

65

6,

30.44

61

30.42

61

30.40

62

""

7,

30.47

60

30.40

61

30.40

60

""

8,

30.44

60

30.43

61

30.35

61

"}

9,

30.43

62

30.40

63

30.34

62

""

e

? "

ED

1.

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

?

WET BULB.

·

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering Min. Max.

6A.M. 3P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS To Weather.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

1863.

Jan.

3 28.33 28.36 28.34 28.27 28.2649.00 54.30 55.00 48.0054.0051.30 16.00 55.00 E?N

5 E

4 EbS

5

Overcast, cloudy, evening rain, rain during

past night.

4 28.37 28.39 28.37 28.33 28.31 57.00 61.50 60.00|56.00 60.15 60.00 50.30 64.00 E

3 E

2 NNW

Very fine, evening fog, wet dew.

"}

5 28.35 28.40 28.38 28.35 28.3456.00 58.30 54.00 56.00 55.00 52.00 55.00 60,00 NW?N

3 NNW

3 NE

1

Slight fog, wet dew, afternoon fine.

19

6 28.40 28.45 28.42 28.41 28.40 19.00 54.0051.30 46.00 50.00 48.30 46.00 55.30 NE

2 ENE

3 EAS

2

Very fine.

"}

1

Con

7 28.4328.47 28.44 28.4228.4048.00 52.3051.3145.00 49.00 48.00 45.00 55.00 ENE

59

!

Her

!

8 28.43 28.45 28.42 28.39 28.3952.00 58.00|55.00 50.00 54.00 53.00 19.30 56.30 NE

|28.41 28.46 28.44 28.4028.3852.00 56.155100 51.00|53.00 52.00 51.00 57.30 EUN

5 EbN

1 ENE

4 E

3

Do.

2

0

Do.

1 EbN

2 E

Slight, fog, afternoon very fine.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, Eth January, 1863.

Lets. Paps.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lotters. Papers

Allen, H. L.

2

6

Alem?o, S.

1

Comby Carpenter, R. Collard, E. H.

1

Gorman, R.

1

Mille, A.

1

1

_on,

Gundry, R. S. 2 Gray, H. N.

Matic, F.

1

Palma, W. Pellet, A.

1

Stewart, H. K. 1

1

Morton, E.

Perfetti,

1

Thomas, J.

1

Barnarel

1

Gonsales, J.

1

Mayer W.

1

Pinckernelle,

1

Telford, F.

1

Bell, Capt.

2

Dilo, J.

Martin, T.

1

Tucker, B. W. 1

Barradas, J. B. 1

Dann

Hickman, Dr.

Murton, N.

Ribeiro, J.

Tayag, S.

Bird, II.

1

Doral,

H. R.

1

Marques, C. M. 1

Rozario, P. P.

1

Taylor, J.

Brett & Co.

Dounan, D.

1

Hindi, H. W. 1

Maclellan, J.

1

Reh, M.

1

Tubb, F.

2

Barbosa, R.

1

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

McNeil, J.

2

Roberts

Therry,

J.

Barton, A.

1

Finlay. J.

1

Mello, J.

1

R. F. A.

Todd, J. H.

1

Brodie & Co. 1

Fabier, J.

4

Jegher, C.

1

McRimnon, J. 1

Risley,

Tripp, H. J. H. 1

B. Birchem&Co. 1

Forreira, M. A. 1

Jepson, R. C.

1

Butler, J. B.

1

Fernandez, L.

2

Joyce, W.

North, J. W.

1

Rabom, W. Rubbert, F.

1

Baker, W.

1

Floves, B.

1

Nunes, J. C.

1

Roskruge, J.

12

Ullmer, A.

1

Brand & Co.

1

French, H. S.

Q

Bowen, B.

Fullertem, A. 1

Ketelsen Kopp, C. O.

1

Nolle, W.

1

Van der Laan 1

Ventorino, M.

1

Nexon, A.

1

Smith

- be

??

be

Furtado, l'.

1

Kedruss, J.

Nicholas, A.

Scott, W. C.

1

Veroli, L. Vas, J.

Cochran, D.

Flym. J.

Nicholls, W.

Sladden, T.

Carlin, A.

1

Frienkel, L.

1

Lawler, R. E.

1

Sneill, R.

White, II.

6

Clark, G.

1

Funny, F.

1

Lipowski, H.

Oryan

Scott, D.

1

Whalley, P.

2

Cruz, S.

Freedle,

1

Lewis,

6

1

Oldham, R.

Sluders, C.

1

Cordeiro, M.

Wadding-

Lambert, J.

2

Oneil, M.

Souza, J. M.

1

ham, A. f

Crowen, J.

Groum, H. B.

Lloyd, E.

1

Osborne. F.

1

Sullivan, J.

Wood, J. D.

1

Clyatt, W.

Gutierrez, S. C. 2

Littleberry, C. 1

Osborne & Co.

1

Simmons, W.

Williams, Mrs. 1

Crawford, J. W. 2

Green, W. S. S. 1

Schtuter

Wilkinson

1

Clarke, J

Graham, Capt. 1

McCaskin

1

Calcott, C.

Green, E.

1

Morval, F. C.

1

C. U. H.

Gilpin, S.

1

Michael, S. C.

1

Campbell, D. 1

Crue, G.

Maury, T.

1

Wright, W. A. 1 Willcox, C. S. Williamson,A.B.1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 9th January, 1863.

1

Peres, F.

1

Salter, A.

Wakeman, H. 1

Pinto, J.

1

Perpetuo, J. E. 1 Poons, A. J.

1

Sattas, J. Sewell Swan, W.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Acme?

1

Castle

1

the Annebella “

3

Acadia

1

Calypso Coniston

1

the

Alchymist

5

Golden City 6 Genoa Good Success Gerard

Kate Swanton 1

Nubia

Letters. Papers.

1

Sarah

Lets. Paps.

1

}

1

Star Cwn

?

2

Lady Clarendonl

Oriental

3

16

4

Lady Ann

8

12

Oithiona

2

1

Anne Reddin

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1

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2

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1

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1

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Orga

1

Samuel Ap- pleton

1

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1

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20

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1

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2

1

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2

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2

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M. Mitchell

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Bahia

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Comet Cordelia Clara Cornelia

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Charmer

Concor Coleroon

Celoyan Celestial

3

Elizabeth

Monian

23

12

Everdina Eliza-

Marian

1

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2

beth

Merbena

1

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7

1

Ennomia

Martin Luther 12

Istamboul

3

1

Eliza Stewart

4

5

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Padney

P. Somawatty 1 Pekin

Petersburgh

Portland

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Malabar

1

Preston

1

thilda

J. Vanner

1

Mary Whitridge 2

S. Russell

Sir Hugh Rose 1 Swiftsup

Sobat Seba

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Typhon Tropic

Tehernaya

Virginia

1

1

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Eduardo

J. Littlefield 1

Mary Mildred 1

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J. Bruhn

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2

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1

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10

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH JANUARY, 1863.

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 9th January, 1863.

Cormorant

Letters. Papers.

3

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Flamer

1

Haughty Hesper

P. Charlotte

2

3

Staunch Sphinx

1

3

Letters. Papers.

Sanspareil 2

Weazel

21.

Euryalus 2 2 Hardy

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

UNTIL further notice the Court wil sit

IT

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

is herchy notified that the Committee for Sanatory purposes, appointed by His Excel- lency the Acting Governor, under Government Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 1862, is now sitting and will be happy to receive any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPII SMYTHE

OR O'REILLY.

IE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

Treeeive information respecting the above men-

  tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. It is stated that there is a " Surplus proper- ?v" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE oF O'REILLY is entitled.

STEAM FOR

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

THE

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. JME PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam - ship CHINA, Captain R. CURLING, with Her Ma- jesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Thursday, the 15th January, 1863, at 2 P.M.

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

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

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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 Shippers to the Corn- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them-

Melville

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, 1802.

Tfor the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents

CARAPIET & Co., Agents. Old Bailey Street.

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Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

NORTH CHINA INSURANCE COMPANY. THIS Office will grant Policies at Shangliae,

cios, and

January next, covering Marine Risks to all parts of the world.

Policies are payable 60 days after notice and proof of Loss, and an extra return premium of 10 per cent, is made on all risks by Vessels towed by steam out to sea.

Agencies having been established at the follow- ing places.

CHINA,

M

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ?RNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

WE

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

E have this day established a Branch of our Firm at Hankow and Mr. HUGH F. RAMSAY is authorised to sign for us per procura- tion.

MR. EDMUND H. LAVERS is also authorised to sign our Firm in China.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

GILMAN & Co.

Mitted a Partner in our Firm in China.

R. JAMES WHITLOW has this day been ad-

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

.Secretary & Board of Directors. Maduitted a Partner in our Firm, from 1st

R. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WILD, has been

Messrs. Tait & Co.

Messrs. Bradley & Co.

Shanghae, Hongkong &

Messrs. Gilman & Co.

Foochow,

Amoy, Swatow,

Ningpo,..

Hankow,

Tientsin,

JAPAN,-

.Messrs. Davidson & Co.

Messrs. Mackeller & Co. . Mr. E. Waller,

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Nagasaki,. Messrs. W. J. Alt & Co. Yokohama,... Messrs. Macpherson & Marshall. SINGAPORE,.. Messrs. Hamilton, Gray & Co. MANILA, LONDON,

Messrs. Aguirre & Co. Messrs. Ashton & Co. Arrangements are in progress for further ap- pointments at the Ports in India.

L. JOSEPHS, Secretary pro. tem. Shanghae, 26th December, 1862.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and

MR MR. ALEXANDER DUPLEX are autho

rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad-

selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- Mmitted a Partner in our Firm, which now

dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, ist January, 1863.

consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

Madmitted a Partner in our Firm.

R. WALTER NEWMAN has been this day

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1863.

July last.

GILMAN & Co.

China, 24th November, 1862.

NOTICE.

THE Contract for Printing and Publishing the Hongkong Government G. sette having been

undertaken at this Office, ADVERTISEMENTS intended for publication therein should be addressed accordingly, and Parties wishing to become Subs- cribers will please notify their wishes to the under- signed.

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TERMS:

Subscription per Annum, payable in ad-

vance,

$10.00

Single copies to Subscribers, each,

Do.

to non-Subscribers, each, Advertisements of Five lines and under,

Do.

in Chinese-for 25 Char- racters and under, Repetition, half the price.

25

33

1.00

1.00

Subscribers to the Hongkong Government Gazette who may not receive regularly their copies will please notify the same to the under- signed.

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D. NORONHA, Printer to the Hongkong Government ?

Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 2d January, 1863.

PAR

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates may have VISITING CARDS printed on them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

· D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OswALD'S TEI RACE, WELLINGTON Street.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH JANUARY, 1863.

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 9th January, 1863.

Cormorant

Letters. Papers.

3

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Flamer

1

Haughty Hesper

P. Charlotte

2

3

Staunch Sphinx

1

3

Letters. Papers.

Sanspareil 2

Weazel

21.

Euryalus 2 2 Hardy

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

UNTIL further notice the Court wil sit

IT

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

is herchy notified that the Committee for Sanatory purposes, appointed by His Excel- lency the Acting Governor, under Government Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 1862, is now sitting and will be happy to receive any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPII SMYTHE

OR O'REILLY.

IE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

Treeeive information respecting the above men-

  tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. It is stated that there is a " Surplus proper- ?v" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE oF O'REILLY is entitled.

STEAM FOR

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

THE

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. JME PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam - ship CHINA, Captain R. CURLING, with Her Ma- jesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Thursday, the 15th January, 1863, at 2 P.M.

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

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

<

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 Shippers to the Corn- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them-

Melville

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, 1802.

Tfor the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents

CARAPIET & Co., Agents. Old Bailey Street.

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Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

NORTH CHINA INSURANCE COMPANY. THIS Office will grant Policies at Shangliae,

cios, and

January next, covering Marine Risks to all parts of the world.

Policies are payable 60 days after notice and proof of Loss, and an extra return premium of 10 per cent, is made on all risks by Vessels towed by steam out to sea.

Agencies having been established at the follow- ing places.

CHINA,

M

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ?RNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

WE

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

E have this day established a Branch of our Firm at Hankow and Mr. HUGH F. RAMSAY is authorised to sign for us per procura- tion.

MR. EDMUND H. LAVERS is also authorised to sign our Firm in China.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

GILMAN & Co.

Mitted a Partner in our Firm in China.

R. JAMES WHITLOW has this day been ad-

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

.Secretary & Board of Directors. Maduitted a Partner in our Firm, from 1st

R. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WILD, has been

Messrs. Tait & Co.

Messrs. Bradley & Co.

Shanghae, Hongkong &

Messrs. Gilman & Co.

Foochow,

Amoy, Swatow,

Ningpo,..

Hankow,

Tientsin,

JAPAN,-

.Messrs. Davidson & Co.

Messrs. Mackeller & Co. . Mr. E. Waller,

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Nagasaki,. Messrs. W. J. Alt & Co. Yokohama,... Messrs. Macpherson & Marshall. SINGAPORE,.. Messrs. Hamilton, Gray & Co. MANILA, LONDON,

Messrs. Aguirre & Co. Messrs. Ashton & Co. Arrangements are in progress for further ap- pointments at the Ports in India.

L. JOSEPHS, Secretary pro. tem. Shanghae, 26th December, 1862.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and

MR MR. ALEXANDER DUPLEX are autho

rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad-

selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- Mmitted a Partner in our Firm, which now

dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, ist January, 1863.

consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

Madmitted a Partner in our Firm.

R. WALTER NEWMAN has been this day

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1863.

July last.

GILMAN & Co.

China, 24th November, 1862.

NOTICE.

THE Contract for Printing and Publishing the Hongkong Government G. sette having been

undertaken at this Office, ADVERTISEMENTS intended for publication therein should be addressed accordingly, and Parties wishing to become Subs- cribers will please notify their wishes to the under- signed.

#

TERMS:

Subscription per Annum, payable in ad-

vance,

$10.00

Single copies to Subscribers, each,

Do.

to non-Subscribers, each, Advertisements of Five lines and under,

Do.

in Chinese-for 25 Char- racters and under, Repetition, half the price.

25

33

1.00

1.00

Subscribers to the Hongkong Government Gazette who may not receive regularly their copies will please notify the same to the under- signed.

???

D. NORONHA, Printer to the Hongkong Government ?

Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 2d January, 1863.

PAR

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates may have VISITING CARDS printed on them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

· D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OswALD'S TEI RACE, WELLINGTON Street.

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MON

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 3..

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 17TH JANUARY, 1863.

VOL. X.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 10 of 1862.

MONDAY, 29TH DECEMBER, 1862.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR and all the Members, except the ATTORNEY General.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 17th instant, were read and approved.

The Bill, entitled "An Ordinance to authorize the appropriation of a Supplementary Sum not exceed-

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 'ing One hundred and Forty-nine thousand Dollars to defray the charges of the Year 1862," was read a second time;

And the Council went into Committee upon the Supplementary Estimates for 1862.

The following Votes were then agreed to :-

ESTABLISHMENTS:-

Colonial Secretary,

Auditor General,

Surveyor General,

Postmaster General,

Harbour Master,...

Police and Lighting Rate Collector,.

Summary Jurisdiction Court,

$ c.

1,707.00

687.00

1,177.00

1,549.00

1,167.00

40.00

1,356.00

REVENUE SERVICES, (EXCLUSIVE OF ESTABLISHMENTS,)

Educational,

Medical,

Police,.

Gaols,

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE,

HOSPITALS,

POLICE,

GAOLS,

RENT,

TRANSPORT,

WORKS AND BUILDINGS,.

ROADS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES,

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MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES,

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LAND AND HOUSES PURCHASED,

SPECIAL EXPENSES, .

Do.,

Do.,

Do.,

Do.,

105.00

163.00

14,220,00

498.00 1,145.00 973.00 3,313.00

32,325.00

7,156.00

1,573.00

4,256.00

25,294.00

3

41,228.00 3,728.00 600.00 4,642.00

TOTAL....$143,962.00

The Appropriation Bill being in accordance with the foregoing Votes, The Acting Governor put the Question, That this Bill do pass, and that the Title be-"An Ordinance to authorize the appropriation of a Supplementary Sum not exceeding One hundred and Forty-nine thousand Dollars to defray the charges of the year 1862."

Question put and carried,--the Ordinance being numbered "No. 15 of 1862."

The Council adjourned sine die.

Read and approved, this 17th Day of January, 1863.

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L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

W. T. MERCER, Acting Governor.

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No. 6.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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The subjoined Regulations for an Examination of Candidates for the Civil Service of India in 1863, are published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE OF INDIA.

REGULATION'S.

1. In June or July 1863, an Examination of candidates will be held in London. Not less than be selected, if so many shall be found duly qualified. Of these,

                                                        candidates will for that of Madras, and

will be selected for the Presidency of Bengal, for that of Bombay.-Notice will hereafter be given of the days and place of examination.

  2. Any natural-born subject of Her Majesty, who shall be desirous of entering the Civil Service of India, will be entitled to be examined at such Examination, provided he shall, on or before the 1st May 1863, have transmitted to the Civil Service Commissioners, Dean's Yard, London, S.W.-

(a) A Certificate of his berth, showing that his age on the 1st May 1863 will be above eighteen years and under twenty-two years;

(b) A Certificate, signed by a physician or surgeon, of his having no desease, constitutional affection, or bodily infirmity, unfitting him for the Civil Service of India;

(c) Satisfactory proof of good moral character;

(d) A statement of those of the branches of knowledge herein-after enumerated in which he desires to be examined.

3. In any case in which a doubt may arise as to the eligibility of a candidate in respect of age, health, or character, such inquiries as may be necessary will be instituted by the Civil Service Commissioners.

4. The Examination will take place only in the following branches of knowledge :+-

English Language and Literature,-

Composition,

English Literature and History, including that of the Laws and Constitution,.

Language, Literature, and History of Greece,.

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""

""

"

"

""

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Rome, France, Germany, Italy,

Mathematics, Pure and Mixed,

Natural Science; that is, (1.) Chemistry, (2.) Electricity and Magnetism, (3.) Natural

History, (4.) Geology, and (5.) Mineralogy,.

** No candidate will be allowed to be examined in more than three of the branches of knowledge included under this head, and the total (500 marks) may be obtained by adequate proficiency in any three.

Moral Sciences; that is, Logic, Mental and Moral Philosophy,.

Sanskrit Language and Literature,

...

Arabic Language and Literature,..

Marks.

500

.1,000

1,500

750

750

375

375

375

1,250

500

500

500

500

7,375

5. The merit of the persons examined will be estimated by marks, and the number set opposite to each branch in the preceding regulation denotes the greatest number of marks that can be obtained in respect of it.

   6. No candidate will be allowed any marks in respect of any subject of Examination unless he shall be considered to possess a competent knowledge of that subject.

7. The Examination will be conducted by means of printed questions and written answers, and by viv? voce Examina- tion, as may be deemed necessary.

8. The marks obtained by each candidate, in respect of each of the subjects in which he shall have been examined, will be added up, and the names of the candidates who shall have obtained a greater aggregate number of marks than any

of the remaining candidates will be set forth in order of merit, and such candidates shall be deemed to be selected candidates for the Civil Service of India. They shall be permitted to choose, according to the order in which they stand, as long as a choice remains, the Presidency to which they shall be appointed.

* The number of appointments to be made, and the number in each Presidency, will be announced hereafter.

     + It should be understood that candidates are at liberty to name at their pleasure any or all of these branches of knowledge (subject only to the restriction above mentioned as to Natural Science), and that no subjects are obligatory.

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9. In June or July 1864, a further Examination of the selected candidates will take place in the following subjects:---

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1.

Vernacular Languages of India (each),..

Marks.

500

350

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** Each candidate may name one or two languages. If he name one only, he must name either Sanskrit or a vernacular language current in the Presi- dency which he has selected.

2. The History and Geography of India,.

3. The General Principles of Jurisprudence and the Elements of Hindu and Moham-

medan Law,

4. Political Economy,

....

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500

.1,000 500

In this, as in the preceding Examination, the merit of the candidates examined will be estimated by marks, and the number set opposite to each subject denotes the greatest number of marks that can be obtained in respect of it. The Examination will be conducted by means of printed questions and written answers, and by viv? voce Examination, as may be deemed ne-

cessary.

       10. No candidate will be permitted to proceed to India until he shall have passed the Further Examination, or after he shall have attained the age of twenty-four years.

       11. The selected candidates who at the Further Examination shall be found to have a competent knowledge of the sub- jects specified in Regulation 9. shall be adjudged to have passed, and to be entitled to be appointed to the Civil Service of 'India.

       12. The seniority in the Civil Service of India of the selected candidates shall be determined according to the order in which they stand on the list resulting from the Further Examination.

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      13. No person will, even after passing the Further Examination, be allowed to proceed to India unless he shall comply with the regulations in force, at the time, for the Civil Service of India, and shall be of sound bodily health and good moral character. The Civil Service Commissioners will require such further evidence on these points as they may deem necessary before granting their Certificate of Qualification.

14. Applications from persons desirous to be admitted as candidates are to be addressed to the Secretary to the Civil Service Commissioners, Dean's Yard, London, S.W.

NOTE.-(1.) All persons appointed to the Civil Service will be required to attend at the India Office, to make the necessary arrangements for entering into covenant, and for giving a bond for 1,000l., jointly with two suretics, for the due fulfil- ment of the same. The stamps payable by civilians on their appointment amount to 31. 108.

    (2.) The Secretary of State for India in Council has authorized the Civil Service Commissioners to state that, with the view of meeting the expenses to be incurred by selected candidates during the interval which must elapse before they can proceed to India, it is his intention to allow the sum of 100l. to each selected Candidate who shall have passed the Further Examination in 1864 to the satisfaction of the Commissioners, and shall have complied with such rules as may be laid down for the guidance of selected candidates.

    (3.) Candidates are at liberty to send in their names and evidence of age as soon as they think fit to do so; but evi- dence of health and character must bear date not earlier than the 1st March 1863.

(4.) Candidates rejected at the Further Examination of 1864 will in no case be allowed to present themselves for re-

examination in 1865.

No. 5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders for the rebuilding of Police Station No. 4, situated on the Queen's Road, East, will be received, on or before the 19th Instant, at the Surveyor General's Office, where all particulars may be obtained on application, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

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By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 7.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     The following Calendar of Grants of Probates, made under Ordinance No. 8 of 1860, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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9. In June or July 1864, a further Examination of the selected candidates will take place in the following subjects:---

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1.

Vernacular Languages of India (each),..

Marks.

500

350

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** Each candidate may name one or two languages. If he name one only, he must name either Sanskrit or a vernacular language current in the Presi- dency which he has selected.

2. The History and Geography of India,.

3. The General Principles of Jurisprudence and the Elements of Hindu and Moham-

medan Law,

4. Political Economy,

....

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500

.1,000 500

In this, as in the preceding Examination, the merit of the candidates examined will be estimated by marks, and the number set opposite to each subject denotes the greatest number of marks that can be obtained in respect of it. The Examination will be conducted by means of printed questions and written answers, and by viv? voce Examination, as may be deemed ne-

cessary.

       10. No candidate will be permitted to proceed to India until he shall have passed the Further Examination, or after he shall have attained the age of twenty-four years.

       11. The selected candidates who at the Further Examination shall be found to have a competent knowledge of the sub- jects specified in Regulation 9. shall be adjudged to have passed, and to be entitled to be appointed to the Civil Service of 'India.

       12. The seniority in the Civil Service of India of the selected candidates shall be determined according to the order in which they stand on the list resulting from the Further Examination.

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      13. No person will, even after passing the Further Examination, be allowed to proceed to India unless he shall comply with the regulations in force, at the time, for the Civil Service of India, and shall be of sound bodily health and good moral character. The Civil Service Commissioners will require such further evidence on these points as they may deem necessary before granting their Certificate of Qualification.

14. Applications from persons desirous to be admitted as candidates are to be addressed to the Secretary to the Civil Service Commissioners, Dean's Yard, London, S.W.

NOTE.-(1.) All persons appointed to the Civil Service will be required to attend at the India Office, to make the necessary arrangements for entering into covenant, and for giving a bond for 1,000l., jointly with two suretics, for the due fulfil- ment of the same. The stamps payable by civilians on their appointment amount to 31. 108.

    (2.) The Secretary of State for India in Council has authorized the Civil Service Commissioners to state that, with the view of meeting the expenses to be incurred by selected candidates during the interval which must elapse before they can proceed to India, it is his intention to allow the sum of 100l. to each selected Candidate who shall have passed the Further Examination in 1864 to the satisfaction of the Commissioners, and shall have complied with such rules as may be laid down for the guidance of selected candidates.

    (3.) Candidates are at liberty to send in their names and evidence of age as soon as they think fit to do so; but evi- dence of health and character must bear date not earlier than the 1st March 1863.

(4.) Candidates rejected at the Further Examination of 1864 will in no case be allowed to present themselves for re-

examination in 1865.

No. 5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders for the rebuilding of Police Station No. 4, situated on the Queen's Road, East, will be received, on or before the 19th Instant, at the Surveyor General's Office, where all particulars may be obtained on application, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

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By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 7.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     The following Calendar of Grants of Probates, made under Ordinance No. 8 of 1860, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH JANUARY, 1863.

CALENDAR of PRobates and ADMINISTRATIONS granted by the Court of Probate at Honghong during the year 1862.

DATE OF GRANT.

NAME OF TESTATOR or INTESTATE.

PLACE AND TIME OF DEATH.

1862.

PROBATE, AD-

MINISTRATION WITH WILL ANNEXED, OR ADMINISTRA- TION.

NAME AND DESCRIPTION OF THE EXECUTOR OR ADMINISTRATOR.

VALUE OF THE EFFECTS AS SET 'FORTH IN THE COMMISSION OF APPRAISEMENT.

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Jan. 16

George Brice,

17

Job Palmer,

Feb.

5

Hongkong, 3d Jan. 1862 Administration England, 1846

Do.

Thos.Rice Benfield Newbery longkong, 27 th Dec.1861 Probate

8 Choe-chow-chi,

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13 James Brimelow,

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28 Giamballista Fontanarossa,

Mar. 20

Joseph Jardine,

20 Frederick William Green,

April 12 Kwok-kum-fook,

At Sea, 10th Jan. 1862 | Administration Shanghai, 12th Jan. 1862 Probate·

At Sea, 28th Apr. 1861 Administration Scotland, 11th Jan. 1861 Probate

Hongkong,25th Feb.1862 Do.

Do.

21st Mar. 1862 Do.

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May 6 Thomas Dunkley,

Do.

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6 Haji Sidikaji Peer Mahomed 12 | Robert Arthur MacAndrew,

Do.

Shanghai,

23d Dec. 1861 Administration 12th Apr. 1862 Probate 19th Apr. 1862 Do.

???

12 Low Ashue,

9

12 Koh-ah-chew,

Hongkong, 10th Nov.1861 Do.

Official Administrator,

Do.

Ann Newbery, the Relict, sole Ex-

ecutrix,

Official Administrator, Harriet Fortescue Brimelow, widow, Carl Albert Hubener, of Hongkong,

the relict, sole Executrix,

Merchant,

Alexander Perceval, of Hongkong, Merchant, Attorney for Robert Jardine, one of the Executors, Alexander Perceval, of Hongkong, Merchant, one of the Executors, Kwok- fook - yow, of Hongkong,

Trader, the Executor, Official Administrator,

Do.

James MacAndrew, of Hongkong, Merchant, one of the Executors, Yeong Lancao and Ong Acheong, both of Hongkong, Traders, two of the Executors,

At Sea, 21st April 1862 | Administration Koh-Ahpuey, of Chiew-chow, in the

Empire of China, Schoolmaster, Son of deceased,

$2,911.86 1,500.00

37.00

3,813.05

69.90 8.65

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17| Cho-ah-pun,

Hongkong, 9th May 1862

Do.

Official Administrator,

106.80 1,000.92

17 Thomas Brown,

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Killed on board the Eagle

23d April 1862

Do.

Do.

June

7 Alfred Fincham,

Hongkong, 1st May 1862]

Do.

Emil Maintz, of Hongkong, Mer- No appraisement

chant,

17.95

made, by leave

of the Court.

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7 Nicolai Duus,

Do. 5th Dec. 1861

Do.

Edward Hercules Duus, of Hongkong,

Merchant, Son of deceased,

19 Daniel Birkett,

Do.

""

19 Charles Clarke,

""

24 William Allanson,

""

3d July 1862 Do. 22d June 1862 Supposed to have been drowned at sea; as he left Tientsin on the 15th August, 1861, in the barque Henrich, and neither he nor the said

Do.

Official Administrator,

19,858.00 216.03

Do.

Do.

133.26

Do.

Anthonia Esperan?a Allanson, wi-

dow, the Relict.

3,000.00

barque have since been

heard of. Residence

Aug. 30 F. M. Grieve,

Macao.

Hongkong, 16thAug.1862

Do.

Official Administrator,

701.51

Sept. 3

Allen Hamilton,

Do.

13th July 1862

Do.

Alfred Howell, Merchant,

257.71

13 E. B. Eccles,

Do.

1st Sep. 1862

Do.

Official Administrator,

328.10

Oct. 18 Wm. Bruce Skeene

Do.

27th Sep. 1862

Probate

Bettridge Skeene, one of the Executors

Nov. 13 Chun Ahoong,

Toonkoon in China, 1st Administration

Tchun-mok-sce,

600.00

28 A. Reed,

""

28 Charles Watson,

May 1858 Hongkong, 1st Oct. 1862 Do. 13th Oct. 1862

Do.

Official Administrator,

47.96

Do.

Do.

68.00

""

""

28 Henry Montague,

Do. 17th Oct. 1862

Do.

28 James Hopkins,

Do.

21st Sept. 1862

Do.

Do. Do.

55.15

73.90

Dec. 13 Cheang Tseang Shing,

Chun-loong in China, 2d Probate

Tseang-sai, one of the Executors,

November 1862

29

"1

* Alfred Fincham,

Hongkong, 1st May 1862 Do.

Emil Maintz, as Attorney for Michael

Sichel, one of the Executors,

N. R. MASSCN, Acting Registrar.

* In this Estate Administration was granted on the 7th of June, until the Will of the deceased was obtained from England.

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NOTICE.

   Required to purchase, or to charter for the term of one year, with the option of continuing the Charter for a second year, a Vessel of Six Hundred Tons, or upwards, to be used as a Hulk for the accommodation of Convicts in Victoria Harbour.

   The Vessel must have a 'tween decks laid fore and aft of not less than six feet in height, with side ventilation, and must be provided with efficient ground tackle, subject to the approval of the Harbour Master.

Tenders to be addressed to the Harbour Master up to noon of the 20th Instant.

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH JANUARY, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

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6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

Jan.

10,

30.44

11,

30.46

""

12,

30.47

""

8888

62

30.38

63

30.40

63

62

30.42

63

30.40

63

63

30.38

63

30.35

63

13,

30.37

63

30.37

62

30.30

63

""

14,

30.35

63

30.30

64

30.30

64

"

15,

30.30

64

30.28

68

30.24

69

""

16.

30.25

68

30.27

69

30.22

67

DATE.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA Peak.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER. ?

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

G A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

Min. Max.

6A.M. 3P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

NOON

6 P.M.

F.

Dira. F. Dirn.

F.

Barometer.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

'NOON

1863.

Jan.

"

10 28.40 28.45 28.45 28.42 28.4251.30 56.00 55.1550.00 52.50 53.00 50.00 57.00 E 11 28.43 28.4828.45/28.42 28.40 18.15|55.30 55.00 46.00 52.00 52.00 46.00 58.00 N?E 12 28.40 28.47 28.46|28.45 28.4452.1557.30 56.00 52.00 54.00 53.00 51.00 59.00 EbN

13 28.38 28.41 28.37 28.34 28.3251.00 53.00 52.00 50.00 52.1550.00 49.00 57.00 ENE

            I 14 28.34 28.39 28.37 28.33 28.32 53.00 57.30 58.30 52.50 57.30 58.00 51,00 58.30 E

5 N

3 ENE

1 N

2 EbN

3 Very fine.

Do.

4 EbN

3 E

3

4 EbN

5 EbN

6 EbN

3 E

Do.

99

I

15

28.36 28.40 28.38 28.36 28.3461.3066.00|65.00 61.00 64.00 64.00 55.30 66.30 NE

1 NE

2 NE

n

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16 28.30 28.36 28.31 28.32 28.39 62.00 64.00 63.00 61.00 63.00 63.00 59.00 64.30 E

2 Ebs

3 EbS

Slight fog, afternoon fiue; rain during past night.

5 Foggy, wet dew.

2 Very fine, evening fog, wet dew.

2? Fine, afternoon fog, drizzle.

11

13

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH JANUARY, 1863.

NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Supreme Court, will be held on Monday, the Nineteenth day of January, A.D. 1863, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

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By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

In re WILLIAM HENRY BUTCHER, late Master of the Siamese barque “Four Stars,” 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 Mon- day, the 19th day of January, A.D. 1863, or, if none, that the next of kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, failing which, Letters of Administration will be granted to the Regis- trar of the said Court, or such other person as the Court may think fit.

By the Court,

NOTICE.

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

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as well as for Marseilles, and arrangements made for the Transit of Freight from Marseilles to the principal places of Europe.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels.

Cargo will be received on board until Noon of the 24th of January; Specie and Parcels until Noon of the 25th.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be furnished by the Shippers to the Agent with the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not

NOTICE.

"R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad-

ME mitted, a Partner in our Firm, which now

consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN

be responsible for any consequence or prejudice MESSARS, ALRHOLD have this day been ad

which may ensue from an incorrect declaration.

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

BERTOLINI,

Agent.

Hongkong, 12th January, 1863.*

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE

IN consequence of the Judge of the Court of TH

    Summary Jurisdiction being directed by the Honorable the Chief Justice to preside in a second Court for the trial of Criminal Cases, on Monday next the 19th instant, the Court of Summary Jurisdiction will not sit on that day, but the same Court will sit on Thursday the 22nd instant, at 10 o'clock A.M.

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By order of the Court,

NOTICE.

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

T is hereby notified that the Committee for Sanatory purposes, appointed by Ilis Excel- lency the Acting Governor, under Government Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 1862, is now sitting and will be happy to receive any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

HE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

Treceive information respecting the above men

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amor. Itis stated that there is a Surplus proper-

ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, MARSEILLES.

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ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, CALCUTTA.

N Monday, the 26th instant, at Noon, the Company's Steam-ship CAMBODGE, Commandant DE BOVIS, HI.I.M.N., with Her Britannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:"

At Alexandria, with the Company's and the Austria Lloyas Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece, Corfu, and Trieste :

At Messina, with the Company's Semi-weekly Mail Steamers for Malta and all the Italian Ports: At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Steamer for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid. Cargo and Specie will be registered for London

COMPANY, 1862.

E undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

NORTH CHINA INSURANCE COMPANY. Tas Oite wins are eles, on and after 1st JHIS Office will grant Policies at Shanghae,

January next, covering Marine Risks to all parts of the world.

Policies are payable 60 days after notice and proof of Loss, and an extra return premium of 10 per cent, is made on all risks by Vessels towed by steam out to sea.

Agencies having been established at the follov”- ing places.

CHINA,-

Shanghae,.

Hongkong & I

Foochow,

Amoy,

Swatow,

Ningpo,.

Hankow,

Tientsin,

JAPAN,-

·

Secretary & Board of Directors.

Messrs. Gilman & Co.

Messrs. Tait & Co.

Messrs. Bradley & Co. .Messrs. Davidson & Co.

Messrs. Mackeller & Co. Mr. E. Waller,

Nagasaki,. Messrs. W. J. Alt & Co. Yokohama, Messrs. Macpherson & Marshall. SINGAPORE,.. Messrs. Hamilton, Gray & Co. MANILA, Messrs. Aguirre & Co. LONDON, . Messrs. Ashton & Co.

Arrangements are in progress for further ap- pointments at the Ports in India.

L. JOSEPHS, Secretary pro. tem. Shanghae, 26th December, 1862.

MR.

NOTICE.

THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and MR. ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho- rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

R. WALTER NEWMAN has been this day

Madmitted a Partner in our Firm.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1863.

mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

WE

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

E have this day established a Branch of our Firm at Hankow and Mr. HUGH F. RAMSAY is authorised to sign for us per procura- tion.

MR. EDMUND H. LAVERS is also authorised to sign our Firm in China.

China, 1st January, 1863.

MR

NOTICE.

GILMAN & Co.

R. JAMES WHITLOW has this day been ad- mitted a Partner in our Firm in China.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WILD, has been admitted a Partner in our Firm, from 1st

GILMAN & Co.

July last.

China, 24th November, 1862.

THE

NOTICE.

THE Contract for Printing and Publishing the Hongkong Government Gazette having been undertaken at this Office, ADVERTISEMENTS intended for publication therein should be addressed accordingly, and Parties wishing to become Subs- cribers will please notify their wishes to the under- signed.

TERMS:

Subscription per Annum, payable in ad-

vance,

Single copies to Subscribers, cach,

Do.

to nou-Subscribers, each, Advertisements of Five lines and under,

Do.

in Chinese-for 25 Char- racters and under, Repetition, half the price.

$10.00

25

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1.00

1.00

Subscribers to the Hongkong Government Gazette who may not receive regularly their copies will please notify the same to the under- signed.

D. NORONHA,

Printer to the Hongkong Government. Noronha's Printing Office,

Hongkong, 2d January, 1863.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

PARTI

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates may have VISITING CARDS printed on them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OswALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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VOL. X.

The subjoined Intestate Estates' Returns for the past Half-year, are published for general

information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER," Acting Colonial Secretary.

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RETURN of BALANCES of Estates deposited in the Colonial Treasury by the Registrar of the Supreme Conrt, as Official Administrator, from 1st day of June to the thirty-first day of December, 1862.

NAME.

DATE OF DEATH.

DATE OF ADMINISTRA-

TION.

AMOUNT.

Date of DEPOSIT.

REMARKS.

ENTS

ressed

Subs-

Nil.

uder

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

RETURN of ESTATES of INTESTATES for the Half-year ending the 31st of December, 1862.

$10.00

25

33

1.00

NAME OF INTESTATES.

1.00

AMOUNT RE-

CEIVED ON ACCOUNT OF THE ESTATE.

DEDUCTIONS BALANCE ON

FOR DIS- BURSEMENTS.

CLOSING ACCOUNT.

DISPOSAL OF Balance.

AMENT

ther

(Deposited in Colonial Treasury,

Due Registrar,

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$120.00

1.03

under

Charles Clarke,

$129.02

$10.05

$118.97

$118.97

ment

Daniel Birkett,

39.84

9.52

30.32 Remaining in the Registry.

Deposited in Colonial Treasury,

Due Registrar,

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$300.00. 77.46

....

F. M. Grieve,

416.65

194.11

222.51

Plate

ed or

$222.54

at the

HA.

E. B. Eccles, A. Reed,

139.53

49.93

98.05 2.24

41.48 Remaining in the Registry.

47.69

Do.

do.

Charles Watson,

6.12

6.12

Do.

do.

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Henry Montague,

*

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Printe TRACE

James Hopkins,

7.07 31.51

7.07

Do.

do.

26.89

4.62

Do.

do.

Do.

Thomas Cranmer Piccope,...

21,598.59

21,244.21

354.38

Amelia Santa Vital Young,

2,579.00

Cho-ah-pun,

George Brice,

Job Palmer,

2,579.59 9.80

....

....

648.10

693.00

8.12

125.47

do. after deducting $6.01.

Due Registrar as per the last half yearly

return, by leave of the Court.

The 59 cents of Disbursements over receipts

was a balance in the Registry.

Due Registrar $9.80.

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Remaining in the Registry, being part of the balance mentioned in the last half-yearly

return.

Due Registrar $3.12.

No. 8.

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Return of the Revenue and Expenditure of the Colony of Hongkong for the Year" 1862, and Comparative Table for the two Years last past, are published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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VOL. X.

The subjoined Intestate Estates' Returns for the past Half-year, are published for general

information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER," Acting Colonial Secretary.

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RETURN of BALANCES of Estates deposited in the Colonial Treasury by the Registrar of the Supreme Conrt, as Official Administrator, from 1st day of June to the thirty-first day of December, 1862.

NAME.

DATE OF DEATH.

DATE OF ADMINISTRA-

TION.

AMOUNT.

Date of DEPOSIT.

REMARKS.

ENTS

ressed

Subs-

Nil.

uder

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

RETURN of ESTATES of INTESTATES for the Half-year ending the 31st of December, 1862.

$10.00

25

33

1.00

NAME OF INTESTATES.

1.00

AMOUNT RE-

CEIVED ON ACCOUNT OF THE ESTATE.

DEDUCTIONS BALANCE ON

FOR DIS- BURSEMENTS.

CLOSING ACCOUNT.

DISPOSAL OF Balance.

AMENT

ther

(Deposited in Colonial Treasury,

Due Registrar,

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$120.00

1.03

under

Charles Clarke,

$129.02

$10.05

$118.97

$118.97

ment

Daniel Birkett,

39.84

9.52

30.32 Remaining in the Registry.

Deposited in Colonial Treasury,

Due Registrar,

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$300.00. 77.46

....

F. M. Grieve,

416.65

194.11

222.51

Plate

ed or

$222.54

at the

HA.

E. B. Eccles, A. Reed,

139.53

49.93

98.05 2.24

41.48 Remaining in the Registry.

47.69

Do.

do.

Charles Watson,

6.12

6.12

Do.

do.

?

Henry Montague,

*

?

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Printe TRACE

James Hopkins,

7.07 31.51

7.07

Do.

do.

26.89

4.62

Do.

do.

Do.

Thomas Cranmer Piccope,...

21,598.59

21,244.21

354.38

Amelia Santa Vital Young,

2,579.00

Cho-ah-pun,

George Brice,

Job Palmer,

2,579.59 9.80

....

....

648.10

693.00

8.12

125.47

do. after deducting $6.01.

Due Registrar as per the last half yearly

return, by leave of the Court.

The 59 cents of Disbursements over receipts

was a balance in the Registry.

Due Registrar $9.80.

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Remaining in the Registry, being part of the balance mentioned in the last half-yearly

return.

Due Registrar $3.12.

No. 8.

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Return of the Revenue and Expenditure of the Colony of Hongkong for the Year" 1862, and Comparative Table for the two Years last past, are published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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? REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE COLONY" or HONGKONG, DURING THE YEAR ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 1862.

REVENUE.

AMOUNT.

EXPENDITURE.

AMOUNT.

Land Revenue,.

Rents, exclusive of Lands,

Licenses:-

Spirit Retailers,

Pawnbrokers,

Auctioneers,

Tenements for Emigrants,

Emigration Brokers,

Billiard Tables,

Bowling Alleys,

Opium Monopoly,

Boarding House Keepers,

Marriage,

___Chinese Undertakers,

Taxes:-

Balance of Police and Lighting Rates of 1861,

Amount collected on account of 1862,

Fines, Forfeitures and Fees of Courts :-

27,500.00

4,550.00

6,000.00

53.20

800.00

750.00

225.00

76,425.00

590.00

60.00

$

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249,651.74 Establishments:- 41,765.00

The Governor,

55.00 117,008.20 |

6,608.56

85,051.30 91,662.86

Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Treasurer,. Auditor General,

Clerk of Councils,

Surveyor General,

Postmaster General,.

Registrar General,

Harbour Master,

Police and Lighting Rate Collector,

Chief Justice,

Judge of the Summary Jurisdiction Court,

Ecclesiastical,

Educational,...

Colonial Surgeon,

Surgeon to Lock Hospital,

Captain Superintendent of Police,

Governor of Victoria Gaol,

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25,325.00

15,165.40

8,726.80

10,846.12

960.00

16,746.25

13,162.39

6,279.34

13,909.59

2,856.78

26

29,040.36

4,708.65

4,535.08

5,807.75

6,091.28

1,835.07

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 24TH JANUARY, 1863.

14,523.98

Police Magistrates,

72,923.75

50,729.99

Postage,

7,380.69

Fines,

Forfeitures,

Fees,

16,496.15

1,014.97

Total Establishments,............

260,827.28

5,268.94|| 22,780.06

Pensions, Retired Allowances and Gratuities,

8,098.52

Revenue Services,

exclusive of Establishments,

2,602.75

Fees of Office:-

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Cemetery Burials,

1,239.80

Administration of Justice,

do.,

Registration of Boats,

4,318.37

Civil Hospital,

do.,

1,181.32

7,934.52

of Cargo Boats and Crews,

1,375.96

Lock Hospital,

do.,

Ilawkers,..

1,519.61

Police,

do.,

218.00

Gaols,

do.,

Cargo Boats' Certificates,

1,448.54

46,022.07

22,126.72

2,606.85

?fficial Signatures and Seal of the Colony,

75.00

Rent,..

Registration of Deeds,

2,133.50

Transport,

Shipping Seamen,....

7,167.00

Examination of Masters and Mates,

630.00

50.00

Ship Surveys,

95.00

Colonial Registers,

Merchant Shipping Act,.

Conveyance of Mails,

Works and Buildings,

Roads, Streets and Bridges,

Miscellaneous Services,

900.00 19,722.24 | Land and Houses purchased,

Special Expenses,

4,254.74

1,683.68

134,773.71

83,001.96

3,886.14

600.00

6,521.21

Reimbursements,

Miscellaneous Receipts,

Sale of Government Property,

Interest,.

Special Receipts,

Ordinance No. 12 of 1857,

Total,.

F. H. RIRCH, Accountant.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong. 14th Jan aary, 1863.

28.00

6,517.61

5,926.10

16,669.28

281.10

9,017.80

631,259.98

Examined,

W. H. RENNIE, Auditor General.

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Total,.

587,633.94

FREDK. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

Copal Treasury, Victoria, 11ongkong. 11. dall lary, 14 2.

W. H. RENNIE, Auditor General.

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF THE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE COLONY OF HONGKONG IN 1861 AND 1802.

REVENUE.

INCREASE.DECREASE.

EXPENDITURE.

1861.

1862.

INCREASE. DECREASE.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 24TH JANUARY, 1863.

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C.

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84.00

25,241.00 25,325.00

15,439.92|||||15,165.40|

8,664.19 8,726.80 10,669.59 10,846.12|

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62.61

176.53

87.47

271.52

...

...

25.84

132.84

453.54

36.78

599.04

4,708.65

19.00

2,076.81

...

960.00

?

16,658.78

13,188.23

6,412.18

960.00

16,716.25|

13,162.39|

6,279.34

13,456,05|

13,909,59

?

2,820.00

2,856:78

28,441,32 29,010.36)

...

226.13

402.51

4,708.65 4,516.08 4,535.08 3,730.94 5,807.75 6,320.41 6,094.28 2,237.58 1,835.07

17,905.03 14,523.98

...

550.47

3,381.05

55,774.36| 72,923.75 17,149.39| 6,033.77 7,380.69 1,346.92

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Total Establishments,.

238,469.43 260,827.28|| 26,800.74

4,442.89

12,565.92

8,098.52

4,467.40

3,153.22

2,602.75

463.31

1,181.32

721.01

· 5,647.29

7,931.52

2,287.23

1,270.08

1,448.51

178.46

Judge of the Summary Jurisdiction Court,

Colonial Surgeon,.

Surgeon to Lock Hospital,

...

Chief Magistrate,

265.76

Captain Superintendent of Police,

Governor of Victoria Gaol,..

102.40 Pensions, Retired Allowances and Gratuities,.

656.09 Revenue Services,

1861.

1862.

$ C.

C.

e.

·

$ C.

277,218.25 249,651.74| 40,928,50 41,765.00

27,566.51 Establishments:-

836.501

The Governor,

27,260.00 27,500.00

* 240.00

4,550.00

...

3,600.00

6,000.00

4,550.00

2,400.00

Clerk of Councils,.

415.50

53.20

262.30

The Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Treasurer,

Auditor General,

Surveyor General,

800.00

800.00

Postmaster General,

450.00

750.00

300.00

Registrar General,

375.00

225.00

150.00

Harbour Master,

Police and Lighting Rate Collector,

598.00

590.00

8.00

Chief Justice,

40.00

50.00

60.00

55.00

20.00

5.00

Ecclesiastical,

Educational,

Land Revenue,

Rents, exclusive of Lands,

Licenses:

Spirit Retailers,

Pawnbrokers,

Auctioneers,

Tenements for Emigrants,

Emigration Brokers, Billiard Tables,..

Bowling Alleys,

Opium Monopoly,

Boarding House Keepers, Marriage,

Chinese Undertakers,

Taxes:-

Police and Lighting Rates,

Postage,

Fines of Courts,

59,580.00 76,425.00 16,845.00

75,533.59| 91,662.86 16,129.27| 35,319.54 50,729.99 15,410.45| 12,422.17 16,496.15 4,073.98 4,757.95 5,268.94 748.76 1,014.97

510.99

266.21

Fees of Courts,

Forfeitures of Courts, Fees of Office:-

19,638.60 46,022.97 26,384.37

22,126.72| 4,194.99

17,931.73

2,210.00 2,606.85

396.85

233.88

3,210.74

23,202.88| 3,886.14 3,212.62 600.00 2,730.36 6,521.21 3,790.85j

19,900.00

Conveyance of Mails,

Works and Buildings,

Roads, Streets and Bridges,

1,981.36 | Miscellaneous Services,

13,313.88 Land and Houses purchased,. Special Expenses,

1,219.20 4,254.74 3,035.51

1,917.56 1,683.68

137,984.48 134,773,74|

59,859.08 83,061.96 673.52

20,500.00

526,233.78 587,633.91|

94,205.54|| 32,805.38 |

Deduct Decrease,

32,805.38

Nett Increase,

61,400.16

FREDK. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

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Cemetery Burials,.

1,505.56 1,239.80

Registration of Boats,

4,420.77 4,318.37

"

of Cargo Boats and Crews,

2,032.05 1,375.96

KO

""

of Hawkers,

1,342.28 1,519.61!

177.33

Administration of Justice,

Cargo Boats Certificates,..

134.00

218.00

84.00

Civil Hospital,.

Official Signatures and Seal of the Colony,

130.00

75.00

55.00 Lock Hospital,.

Registration of Deeds,

1,626.25

2,133.50

507.25

Shipping Seamen,..

7,163.00

7,167.00

4.00

Examination of Masters and Mates,

250.00

630.00

380.00

Police,

Gaols,

Rent,...

Ship Surveys,

50.00

50.00

Transport,

Colonial Pegisters,

40.00

95.00

55.00

Merchant Shipping Act,

828.00

900.00!

72.00

Reimbursements,

Miscellaneous Receipts,

Sale of Government Property,

Interest,

Special Receipts,

Ordinance No. 12 of 1857,

7.13

28.00

20.87

?

7,998.97

6,017.61

19,239.98

5,926.10

14,075.58

16,669.28

2,593.70

437.16

9,429.60

281.10

9,017.80

156.06

...

610,757.59 631,259.98

411.80

65,531.55 45,029.16|

Deduct Decrease,.

Nett Increase,

45,029.16?

20,502.39

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F. H. BIRCH, Accountant.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, IIongkong, 14th January, 1863.

Examined,

W. H. RENN?E, Auditor General.

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No. 10.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 24?? JANUARY, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

 The following Notification relative to the Pearl Fishery at Aripo, in the Island of Ceylon, is published for general information, at the request of the Government of that Colony.

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By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th January, 1863.

GOVERNMENT ADVERTISEMENT.

PEARL FISHERY.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given, that a Pearl Fishery will take place at Aripo, in the Island of Ceylon, on or about the 2nd of March next 1863; and that the Bank to be fished is the South-East Chival Paar Bank, estimated to contain Oysters sufficient to employ One hundred Boats for Twelve 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 or before the 20th February next. And it is particularly notified, that the first days' fishing will positively take place on the first day in March that the weather may permit the Boats to fish.

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 The fishery will be conducted on account of Government, and the Oysters put up to sale in such lots as may be deemed expedient.

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The arrangements of the Fishery will be the same as have been usual on similar occasions.

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All payments to be made in ready money in Ceylon Currency, or in East India Company's Rupees.

 Drafts on the Banks in Colombo, or Bills on the Agents of this Government in India, at Ten days' sight, will be taken, on Letters of Credit being produced to warrant the drawing of such Drafts or Bills.

For the convenience of purchasers, the Treasurer at Colombo and the different Government Agents of Provinces, will be authorized to receive Cash Deposits from parties intending to become purchasers, and Receipts of these Officers will be taken in payment of any sums due on account of the Fishery.

No deposit will be received for a less sum than Fifty pounds.

By His Excellency's Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Colombo, 12th December, 1862.

W. C. GIBSON, Colonial Secretary.

Statement of the Produce and Valuation of 12,000 Oysters taken from the South-East part of the Chival Paar, in

November, 1862.

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Description, Size, Number and Quality.

Weight.

Value.

Total value.

Rate of valuation in Pagodas.

No.

Description.

Size in Basket.

Number.

1 Aney 2 Aney

3 Masegoe

201

4 Kalippo

5 Korowell

6 Peesel..

132149

11

14

19

7 Kalippo

30

5

8 Korowell

4

9 Peesel..

13

10 Anoothary

50 14

?????

ck

11 Kalippo

20

12 Korowell 13 Peesel.

6

53

14 Aney

80 20

28

???

15 Masegoe. 16 Kalippo

3

14

17 Korowell

19

18 Peesel

78

19 Vadivoe

100

5-40

32 0

20 excluding

200

339-840

21 Madengoe

400..

22

600..

23 Thools

800

24

1000

25 Masottool

26 Shell Pearls

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Total.

Quality

in

Chew.

Kalengies.

Manjadies.

K. M.

R. A. P.

R. A. P.

Per Chew.

Per Kalengy.

158 920

124

1-

1 6

---

13

28 7 0

17 10 0

13

17 Star Pagodas

do,

2 10 0

.

....

8

439

42/2

3-

25 9 1

30 Star Pagodas

8 1 2

14

do.

6 4 2

4

do.

1

02/0

80 10 1

22

CORAL CORE PROV

7 10 0

25

do.

5 12 0

12

do.

1 9 1

2

do.

0

9

14 15 1

3

21 10 2

14 Star Pagodas

41

12 9 1

16

do.

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44

7 1 1

da.

826

14

31

7

8 12 1

33

do.

6

50 1 1

16 12 2

12 Star Pagodas

0 8 0

16

71

15 15 2

13

do.

61

13

7 15 1 5 5 2

7

do.

21

do.

1 13

46 8 3

68

2183 162 2

200 6 0

200 6 0

7 Star Pagodas

8 15

4 32 2

....

86 10 0

86 10 0

3

do.

2 12

8

51

2141

5 8

8 9 1 46 4 0

3 Rupees. 21 Star Pagodas

8

21

54 13 1

Total,.. 29 13

542 0 3

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Selavetorre, 30th November, 1862.

W. C. TWYNAM, JAMES WORSLEY, H. M. PATCHICO.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 24TH JANUARY, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

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REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

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NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

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Jan.

17,

30.23

65

30.22

65

30.22

67

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30.26

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30.23

68

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67

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19,

30.24

66

30.22

68

30.26

68

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30.36

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30.30

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6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

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Dirn. F.

F.

1863.

Jan.

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3 EbN

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DAY OF WEEK.

BAROMETER.

STANDARD.

ANEROID.

SELF REGIS- TERING IN

SHADE.

Max. Min.

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, for the MONTH ENDING 31ST DECEMBER, 1862.

THERMOMETER (Fahrenheit.)

HYDROMETER.

5

DETACHED.

ATTACHED

IN SHADE.

DRY BULB IN WET BULBIN SHADE. SHADE.

HUMIDITY COMPUTED.

DEW POINT COMPUTED.

IN SUN. IN WATER.

COMPLETE SATURATION =1,000.

WIND.

VELOCITY IN?. FEET IN 5

MINUTES.

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RAIN.

IN INCHES DURING THE PREVIOUS 24] HOURS.

STATE OF THE WEATHER.

9 A.M.

9 A.M.

3 P.M.

Mon.

30.37 | 30.37 30.02 30.02

70

61

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68

61

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30.46 | 30.38 | 30.11| 30.02

68.

60

72

60

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29.95 | 30,00

72

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30.13 | 30.07 | 29.89| 29.72

70

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30.28 | 30.20| 29.93| 29.85.

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0.15

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0.478 | 0.585 67.7

63.4

129

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0.478 0.585

57.7

63.4

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0.564 0.551 62.4

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0.625 0.486

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0.534

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0.474 0.496

57.5

58.8

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322

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63

0.434| 0.501

51.1 59.1

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90

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0.383 0.461

51.7 56.7

...

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0.354 0.439

49.5 55.4

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57

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59

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REMARKS,

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24 degrees.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 24TH JANUARY, 1863.

In re WILLIAM HENRY BUTCHER, deccased.

TOTICE.—All claims against the above Estate must be proved before the Official Adminis- tor on or before the 24th day of J?ly, a.d. 13, otherwise they will not be included in the All persons indebted to the home of Division.

Estate are requested to make immediate pay-

went to

N. R. MASSON,

Acting Registrar-Official ?dministrator.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG.

further notice the Court will sit every Monday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

UNTIL

IT

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES,

Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

is hereby notified that the Committee for Sanatory purposes, appointed by His Excel- ency the Acting Governor, under Government Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 1862, is now sitting and will be happy to receive Any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR O'REILLY.

HE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

Treceive information respecting the above men-

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a “Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

STEAM FOR

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

THE NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam - ship

NORNA, Captain BAL, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places ou Sunday, the 1st ||February, 1863, at 9 a.m.

CARGO will be received on board until Noon on the 30th January, SPECIE until Noon on the 31st January, and PARCELS until Noon on the 30th Instant.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- EAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

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 Shippers to the Con- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- elves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a Tiew to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies i respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 17th January, 1863.

STEAM TO SHANGHAE.

THE Mail Steam-ship HYDASPE, Com- mandant GRANDERIES, (II. I. M .N.) will

       e despatched for the above port with II. M.'s Mails, Passengers, Species and Cargo, about 24 hours after the arrival from Suez and Europe of the next French Mail steamer Donnai.

       For Freight or Passage apply to the Offices of the Company, Queen's Road.

BERTOLINI, Agent.

Hongkong, 20th January, 1803.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES WITLOW has this day been ad-

mitted a Partner in our Firm in China.

              HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 18€3.

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COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA,

MARSEILLES.

ALSO,

ΟΝ

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, CALCUTTA.

N Monday, the 26th instant, at Noon, the Company's Steam-ship CAMBODGE, Commandant DE BOVIS, 1.I.M.N., with Her Britannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specic, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:

NOTICE.

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THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and

MMR. ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho-

rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

M'

NOTICE.

R. WALTER NEWMAN has been this day

admitted a Partner in our Firm.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

D. STEWART is this day ad-

unclexandria, with the Company's and the MR. HINTONDA STEWART Finn, which now

Austria Lloyds Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece, Corfu, and Trieste :

At Messina, with the Company's Semi-weekly Mail Steamers for Malta and all the Italian Ports: At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Steamer for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid. Cargo and Specie will be registered for London as well as for Marseilles, and arrangements made for the Transit of Freight from Marseilles to the principal places of Europe.

consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance M'

on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels.

Cargo will be received on board until Noon of the 24th of January; Specie and Parcels until Noon of the 25th.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be furnished by the Shippers to the Agent with the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not be responsible for any consequence or prejudice which may ensue from an incorrect declaration.

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

BERTOLINI, Agent.

Hongkong, 12th January, 1863.

THE

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862. Eundersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

NORTH CHINA INSURANCE COMPANY. THIS Office will grant Policies at Shanghae, This various agencies, on and after 1st January next, covering Marine Risks to all parts of the world.

Policies are payable 60 days after notice and proof of Loss, and an extra return premium of 10 per cent, is made on all risks by Vessels towed by

steam out to sea.

Agencies having been established at the follow- ing places.

CHINA,--

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Shanghae,....Secretary & Board of Directors. Hongkong S Messrs. Gilman & Co.

Foochow, Amoy,

Swatow,

Ningpo,..

Hankow,

Tientsin,

JAPAN,-

Nagasaki,

.Messrs. Tait & Co.

.Messrs. Bradley & Co.

Messrs. Davidson & Co. Messrs. Mackeller & Co. Mr. E. Waller.

Messrs. W. J. Alt & Co.

Yokohama,... Messrs. Macpherson & Marshall,

Messrs. Hamilton, Gray & Co. Messrs. Aguirre & Co. .Messrs. Ashton & Co.

SINGAPORE, MANILA,

LONDON,

Arrangements are in progress for further ap- pointments at the Ports in India.

L. JOSEPHS, Secretary pro, tem, Shanghae, 26th December, 1862.

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day. been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

WT

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.c

E have this day established a Branch of our Firm at Hankow and Mr. HUGH F. RAMSAY is authorised to sign for us per procura-

tion.

MR. EDMUND H. LAVERS is also authorised to sign our Firm in China.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

GILMAN & Co.

R. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WILD, has been

July last.

GILMAN & Co.

China, 24th November, 1862.

NOTICE.

HE Contract for Printing and Publishing the

undertaken at this Office, ADVERTISEMENTS intended for publication therein should be addressed accordingly, and Parties wishing to become Subs- cribers will please notify their wishes to the under- signed.

TERMS:

Subscription per Annum, payable in ad-

vance,

Single copies to Subscribers, each,

Do. to non-Subscribers, each, Advertisements of Five lines and under,

Do.

in Chinese--for 25 Char- racters and under, Repetition, half the price.

$10.00

25

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1.00

1.00

Subscribers to the Hongkong Government Gazette who may not receive regularly their copies will please notify the same to the under- signed.

D. NORONHA,

>

Printer to the Hongkong Government.

Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 2d January, 1863.

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COPPER PLATE PRIN ZING.

JARTIES having their own engraved Plates

Pay have VISITING CARDS printed on

them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer

to Hongkong Government, ?sWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

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THE HONGKONG

· Government Gazette.

No. 5.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 31ST JANUARY, 1863.

VOL. X.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 1 of 1863.

SATURDAY, 17TH JANUARY, 1863.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR, and all the Members.

The Council met to-day by special Summons.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 29th December last, were read and approved.

Read a first time a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance to amend certain provisions in Ordinance No. 6 of

  1862, intituled 'An Ordinance to abolish the Office of Chief Magistrate, and to appoint and define the duties of two Police Magistrates.'"

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Read a first time a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance for Vesting all Estates and Property occupied by or for the Naval Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in this Colony in the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, of the said United Kingdom for the time being."

The Council adjourned to Tuesday, the 27th instant, at noon.

Read and approved, this 27th Day of January, 1863.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Acting Governor.

The following Bills, read a first time before the Legislative Council, are published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 29th January, 1863.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. of 1863.

      By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of 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 amend certain provisions in Ordinance No. 6 of 1862, intituled "An Ordinance to abolish the Office of Chief Magistrate, and to appoint and define the duties of two Police Magistrates."

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1863.]

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

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THE HONGKONG

· Government Gazette.

No. 5.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 31ST JANUARY, 1863.

VOL. X.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 1 of 1863.

SATURDAY, 17TH JANUARY, 1863.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR, and all the Members.

The Council met to-day by special Summons.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 29th December last, were read and approved.

Read a first time a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance to amend certain provisions in Ordinance No. 6 of

  1862, intituled 'An Ordinance to abolish the Office of Chief Magistrate, and to appoint and define the duties of two Police Magistrates.'"

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Read a first time a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance for Vesting all Estates and Property occupied by or for the Naval Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in this Colony in the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, of the said United Kingdom for the time being."

The Council adjourned to Tuesday, the 27th instant, at noon.

Read and approved, this 27th Day of January, 1863.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Acting Governor.

The following Bills, read a first time before the Legislative Council, are published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 29th January, 1863.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. of 1863.

      By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of 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 amend certain provisions in Ordinance No. 6 of 1862, intituled "An Ordinance to abolish the Office of Chief Magistrate, and to appoint and define the duties of two Police Magistrates."

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

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT. GAZETTE, 31ST JANUARY, 1863.

 Repeal of $4 of Or- dinance No. 6 of 1862.

 Crimes and Offences triable by Police Ma-; gistrates.

I. Section 4 of Ordinance No. 6 of 1862 is hereby repealed.

?

II. Each of the two Police Magistrates shall have power to hear, try and determine in a summary manner any of the Crimes and Offences undermentioned committed within this Colony or its Dependencies or the Harbors thereof, that is to say: all Cases of Assault, Assault and Battery, Burglary, Larceny, knowingly receiving Stolen Property, knowingly uttering or having possession of with intent to utter counterfeit Silver or Copper Coin current in this Colony, where the amount of Property so stolen, received, uttered or passed with intent to utter does not exceed in value the sum of Fifty Dollars; all Cases of extorting Money or Property by threatening to accuse any Person of any indictable Offence or by Threats of injury to his, her, or their Person or Property; all Cases of Breach of Prison, Escape or Rescue, Combinations among Artisans, Workmen or Servants (domestic or otherwise) relating to their employ or work, Riotous Assem- blages with intent to injure any Person, House, Place or Furniture; and all attempts or Power to commit endeavours to commit any of the Crimes or Offences above enumerated: Provided to Supreme Court. always that should it appear at the hearing that any Case would be properly visited with a heavier punishment than this Ordinance permits, it shall be lawful. for the This Section to be Magistrate to commit the Case for trial at the Supreme Court, and this, Section shall be been $4 of No. 6 ofread and construed as if the same had originally been Section 4 of the said Ordinance.

III. Section 5 of the same Ordinance No. 6 of 1862 is hereby repcaled.

5

construed as if it had

1862.

5 of Ordinance No. 6 of 1862 repealed.

Punishment.

may be added.

IV. It shall be competent for a Police Magistrate to award as punishment for any such Crime or Offence imprisonment in any Gaol of this Colony for any period not exceeding Six Calendar Months with or without Hard Labour or any Fine not exceed- With or without ing Fifty Dollars or both Fine and Imprisonment not exceeding these limits, and it shall Solitary Confinement. be lawful for the Magistrate to direct any portion of such imprisonment not exceeding One Month in the whole to be Solitary, but that such Solitary Imprisonment shall not Corporal punishment exceed Fourteen consecutive Days, and further when any Male Offender shall be con- victed under the said or this Ordinance of either of the Offences next hereinafter specified a second time or under aggravated circumstances, that is to say: indecent exposure of his Person, indecent Assault, Assault with intent to rob, Assault in a Brothel, Assault at or in connexion with any riotous Assemblage, or for malicious injury to Property, it shall be lawful for the Magistrate to order and direct that in addition to other Punishment to which such Male Offender shall be sentenced that such Offender This section to be shall be Once or Twice publicly or privately whipped. This section shall be read and been 5 of No. 6 of Construed as if the same had originally been Section 5 of the said Ordinance.

construed as if it had

1862.

Title.

Masters of Vessels

Mails.

any

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1863.

By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of 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 amend Ordinance No. 8 of 1862, intituled “An Ordinance to provide for the management and control of a Post Office for the Colony of Hongkong."

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

I. The Master or Person in charge of a Vessel about to leave the Harbour for any to receive and carry port or place other than ports or places on the Canton River or Macao, shall receive all such Mail Bags, Boxes, and Letters as the Postmaster General or other Officer of the Post Office shall bring to or on board such Vessel and shall give a receipt for the same in the form prescribed in Schedule C. hereto annexed, and shall duly deliver the same respectively to the Postmaster or other person having charge of the Mails at the port or place to which such Bags, Boxes, or Letters are directed. In case any such Master or other person shall refuse or wilfully neglect to receive any such Bag, Box, or Letter or in case he shall wilfully neglect to carry or to deliver any such Bag, Box, or Letter, he shall for every such Offence forfeit a Sum not exceeding

Dollars recoverable

Penalty.

before a Police Magistrate, unless the Postmaster General on a representation made to him of the circumstances of the case shall consent with the sanction of His Excellency the Governor to waive the enforcement of such penalty. This section shall be read and

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 31ST JANUARY, 1863.

construed as if the same had originally been added to Section 16 of the said Ordinance No. 8 of 1862, and the said Schedule C. hereto shall be read and construed as if the same had originally been Schedule C. to the same Ordinance.

II. Section 18 of the Ordinance No. 8 of 1862, is hereby repealed.

35

§18 of No. 8 of 1862 repealed.

ters.

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       III. It shall be lawful for the Postmaster General to register in this Colony Cor- Registration of Let- respondence posted for transmission to any place out of the limits of this Colony in like manner and form as the same were registered by the Postmaster before the Third day of May, 1862, and to demand and receive in respect of every Letter or Book Packet registered in this Colony the Sum of Six Pence, one-half thereof to be by him retained and accounted for to and for the use of this Colony, and the other half thereof to be by him retained and accounted for and paid over to the Imperial Postmaster General and all registered Correspondence and the Registration thereof shall be subject to all such and the same Rules and Regulations as were in force respecting the same on the said Third day of May, 1862, or as shall from time to time be hereafter enacted or provided in respect thereof by, any Statute of the Imperial Parliament or by Her Majesty's Post- master General or by His Excellency the Governor. This Section shall be read and This Section to be construed as if tlie same had 'originally been Section Eighteen of the said last mentioned been $18 of N3. 8 of Ordinance.

construed as if it had

1862.

ing Letters to Master

IV. In case any Person other than an Officer of the Post Office shall knowingly, Penalty for deliver- deliver or cause to be delivered on board of any Vessel announced to sail for any port to be carried except or place other than ports and places on the Canton River or Macao, any Letter or through the Post. Letters or Book, Bag or Package containing any Letter or Letters other than such as is or are by Law expressly permitted to be carried otherwise than through the Post, every such Person shall forfeit for every Letter or Parcel carried separately or contained Dollars to be recoverable in a larger Box or Package a Sum not exceeding before a Police Magistrate. In case the Master or Person in charge of a Vessel shall Penalty on Maste receive on board of any Vessel for the purpose of being carried or shall carry any not sent through Post. Letter or Letters or any Bag, Box or Package containing any Letter or Letters other than such as is or are by Law expressly permitted to be so carried otherwise than through the Post, every such Person shall forfeit for every Letter or Parcel carried separately or contained in any Bag, Box or Package a Sum not exceeding Dollars to be recoverable before a Police Magistrate.

for carrying Letters

General to search for

V. In case any Officer of the Post Office shall suspect that any Letter or Letters Power to Postmaster not authorized by Law to be carried otherwise than through the Post Office to be on and open Letters sent board any Vessel about to leave the said Harbour without having been subjected to by ship or Vessel postage, it shall be lawful for such Officer to detain such Vessel, and the Master thereof through the Post. shall, subject to a penalty of Dollars to be recovered before a Police Magistrate, detain such Vessel for a reasonable time, and thereupon the Postmaster General shall be required to attend on board, and if in his opinion there is reasonable suspicion that a Letter or Letters is or are on board other than such as is or are subjected to the Post or as is or are otherwise legally on board, it shall be lawful for the said Postmaster General to search the said Vessel for Letters, and for that purpose he shall have authority to open any Bag, Box or Package on board such Vessel which he may suspect to contain any Letter, and in case he shall find any such Letter as is hereby authorized to be searched for, it shall be lawful for him to open the same and to detain the same until the same shall be claimed by the Person or Persons who shall have sent the same by some writing under his or their hand or hands, claiming the same as belonging to him or them and upon such evidence as to the said Postmaster General shall be satisfactory.

SCHEDULE C.

Ship Letters between Her Majesty's Colonies, or between Her Majesty's Colonies and Foreign Ports, not passing through the United Kingdom.

RECEIVED

Postmaster General of Hongkong,

186 of Mr.

Ship Mail addressed and the said contain

Letters; which I promise

to deliver in its present state (the dangers of the Seas excepted) as soon as possible after my arrival.

Master of the

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No. 11.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 31ST JANUARY, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that the services of eight Europeans are required by this Covernment to form the Staff of the Convict Hulk intended to be anchored off Stone Cutters' Island.

1

The Staff will consist of→→

1 Superintendent,

1 Warden,

1 Head Turnkey,

1 Turnkey,

......

2

Do.

2

Do.

.Salary $1,920 per annum.

480

""

""

""

420

"1

396

""

,,

each

360

""

""

99

324

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The services of a Chinese, as Interpreter, will also be required. Salary $284 per annum. Applications accompanied by Testimonials or Certificates to be sent in to this Office on or before the 21st Proximo.

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By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

C

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

Jan.

24,

30.28

57

30.29

58

30.30

59

"}

25,

30.40

58

30.30

59

30.35

59

26,

30.40

59

30.40

62

30.33

62

"

""

27,

30.32

60

30.30

65

30.23

65

"

28,

30.24

63

30.23

65

30.20

67

29,

30.27

65

30.30

68

30.26

68

""

30,

30.32

65

30.32

66

30.30

65

"

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET RULB.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER- MOMETER.

?Self Re- gistering

Min. Mur.

GA.M. 3 P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS As to Weather.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

NOON

6 P.M.

F. Dirn.

N. Dirn.

F.

1863.

Jan.

""

A

"

2428.28 28.34 28.32 28.32 28.3246.00 52.00 50.00 43.00 49.00 48.00 43.00 52.15 EbN 25 28.40 28.4628.44 28.40 28.3949.00 55.00 53.00 47.00 51.30 50.00 47.00|55.00|EbN 26 28.42 28.47 28.46 28.43 28.3949.50 56.00 55.0049.00 53.00 52.00 49.00 57.30 EbN

27 28.34 28.39 28.37 28.32 28.31 53.00 58.3059.00/50.00 53.30 55.00 50.00 59.30 E

4 ENE

2

-

3

4 ENE

NNW

ENE

1

Very fine.

Do.

At 6 A.M. fog, wet dew; from 8 A.M., ve.y fina.

3 E

2 NE

Very fine.

!

28

"}

29

"J

28.32 28.36 28.33 28.30 28.2957.00 64.00 62.00 53.30 58.30 58.30 53.00 63.00 NNW 28.33 28.37 28.36 28.3428.3259.00 62.50 61.00 56.30 59.00 58.00 56.00 65.15]E

NE

1

Do.

3 EbN

1

11

30 28.34 28.38 28.37 28.31 28.3156.30 59.00 56.30 56.00 55.50 53.15 56.00 62.00 ELN

5 EbN

3 NE?N

7 E

2

Do.

fAt 6 A.M. fog, wet dew; from 8.30 A.M., very fine,

though heavy squalls, during afternoon.

No. 1.-LIST of DEAD LETTERS which have been returned from the General Post Office in London and other places for the various reasons assigned upon them addressed as undermentioned, the writers of which can obtain them on application.

Allen, Esq., Robert E.,...................

1

Augusta, Georgia, Confederate States of America,

1

Albert, Mrs. Mary, Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.,...

Cummings, Rev. Arrow Ashville, Buncante County, North Carolina, Delgado, Sr. D. Juan, Madrid, Espana,

1

1

1

Alltree, Mr. T., 68 Oxford Place, Liverpool,..

Davenport & Co., Messrs. Edmond, Richmond, Virginia,

1

Braud, Miss, 56 Christian Street, Commercial Road, London,

Dobson, Mr. J., 7 Stockwell Green, London, England,

1

Burritt, Esq, S. L., Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.,....

Brown, Mr. W., 25 Martha Street, Hartlepool, Durham, England,..

Fisher, Miss M. E., Haxal, Crenshaw & Co., Richmond, Virginia,. Fletcher, Miss Abbie, Boston, Mass. U.S.A.,

2

Fry, Esq., Wm., 2 Brunswick Street, Liverpool,.

Belford, Mrs. J., Murrow Street, Lime house, London,

1

Brooks, Miss Eliza, David Parry Davis, Tailor and Outfitter, 172 Bute

Road, Corner of London Square, Cardiff, Wales,

Finniss, Mr. James, Ever Green Street, Cork, Ireland,

1

1

Campbell, Mr. Moses, Kinston, North Carolina,

Grsley, Miss Hanny, Queen's Arms, 161 High Street, Shadwell, London, 1 Got, Captain F., Vaillant Basque, Saigon,

1

1

Carter, Mr. Wright M. Grantville, Cowetaba, Georgia, Confederate States, 1 Comstock, Esq., John H. Clinton, Tonisiuun, U.S.A., Cullin, Esq., John A., Post Office, Brighton, Sussex, England, Caboniss, Rev. A. B., Mount Laurel, Halifax, Virginia,.. Croger, Esq., T., 483 Oxford Street, London, W. C.,

Heflin, Rev. Dr. R. T., Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.,................................... Holzendorf, Mr. John, Macow, Georgia, North America, Howard, Mrs. Wm. C., Grahamville, S.C., U.S.A.,, Hayell, Mrs. Sarah, Portsmouth, Virginia,

1

1

Hartwell, Mrs. Margaret, Mount Lebanon, Confederate States of Ame-

rica,

Carter, Mrs. Rober: R., care of Mr. Still Carter, Shirley, City Point,

Virgiuia, U.S.A.,

Hammer, Herr Aug., Kiobenhavn, Denmark,.

1

Hutchens, Mr. Wiley Grantville, Georgia, U.S.A.,..........

#

&

36

No. 11.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 31ST JANUARY, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that the services of eight Europeans are required by this Covernment to form the Staff of the Convict Hulk intended to be anchored off Stone Cutters' Island.

1

The Staff will consist of→→

1 Superintendent,

1 Warden,

1 Head Turnkey,

1 Turnkey,

......

2

Do.

2

Do.

.Salary $1,920 per annum.

480

""

""

""

420

"1

396

""

,,

each

360

""

""

99

324

""

""

The services of a Chinese, as Interpreter, will also be required. Salary $284 per annum. Applications accompanied by Testimonials or Certificates to be sent in to this Office on or before the 21st Proximo.

C

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

C

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

Jan.

24,

30.28

57

30.29

58

30.30

59

"}

25,

30.40

58

30.30

59

30.35

59

26,

30.40

59

30.40

62

30.33

62

"

""

27,

30.32

60

30.30

65

30.23

65

"

28,

30.24

63

30.23

65

30.20

67

29,

30.27

65

30.30

68

30.26

68

""

30,

30.32

65

30.32

66

30.30

65

"

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET RULB.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER- MOMETER.

?Self Re- gistering

Min. Mur.

GA.M. 3 P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS As to Weather.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

NOON

6 P.M.

F. Dirn.

N. Dirn.

F.

1863.

Jan.

""

A

"

2428.28 28.34 28.32 28.32 28.3246.00 52.00 50.00 43.00 49.00 48.00 43.00 52.15 EbN 25 28.40 28.4628.44 28.40 28.3949.00 55.00 53.00 47.00 51.30 50.00 47.00|55.00|EbN 26 28.42 28.47 28.46 28.43 28.3949.50 56.00 55.0049.00 53.00 52.00 49.00 57.30 EbN

27 28.34 28.39 28.37 28.32 28.31 53.00 58.3059.00/50.00 53.30 55.00 50.00 59.30 E

4 ENE

2

-

3

4 ENE

NNW

ENE

1

Very fine.

Do.

At 6 A.M. fog, wet dew; from 8 A.M., ve.y fina.

3 E

2 NE

Very fine.

!

28

"}

29

"J

28.32 28.36 28.33 28.30 28.2957.00 64.00 62.00 53.30 58.30 58.30 53.00 63.00 NNW 28.33 28.37 28.36 28.3428.3259.00 62.50 61.00 56.30 59.00 58.00 56.00 65.15]E

NE

1

Do.

3 EbN

1

11

30 28.34 28.38 28.37 28.31 28.3156.30 59.00 56.30 56.00 55.50 53.15 56.00 62.00 ELN

5 EbN

3 NE?N

7 E

2

Do.

fAt 6 A.M. fog, wet dew; from 8.30 A.M., very fine,

though heavy squalls, during afternoon.

No. 1.-LIST of DEAD LETTERS which have been returned from the General Post Office in London and other places for the various reasons assigned upon them addressed as undermentioned, the writers of which can obtain them on application.

Allen, Esq., Robert E.,...................

1

Augusta, Georgia, Confederate States of America,

1

Albert, Mrs. Mary, Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.,...

Cummings, Rev. Arrow Ashville, Buncante County, North Carolina, Delgado, Sr. D. Juan, Madrid, Espana,

1

1

1

Alltree, Mr. T., 68 Oxford Place, Liverpool,..

Davenport & Co., Messrs. Edmond, Richmond, Virginia,

1

Braud, Miss, 56 Christian Street, Commercial Road, London,

Dobson, Mr. J., 7 Stockwell Green, London, England,

1

Burritt, Esq, S. L., Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.,....

Brown, Mr. W., 25 Martha Street, Hartlepool, Durham, England,..

Fisher, Miss M. E., Haxal, Crenshaw & Co., Richmond, Virginia,. Fletcher, Miss Abbie, Boston, Mass. U.S.A.,

2

Fry, Esq., Wm., 2 Brunswick Street, Liverpool,.

Belford, Mrs. J., Murrow Street, Lime house, London,

1

Brooks, Miss Eliza, David Parry Davis, Tailor and Outfitter, 172 Bute

Road, Corner of London Square, Cardiff, Wales,

Finniss, Mr. James, Ever Green Street, Cork, Ireland,

1

1

Campbell, Mr. Moses, Kinston, North Carolina,

Grsley, Miss Hanny, Queen's Arms, 161 High Street, Shadwell, London, 1 Got, Captain F., Vaillant Basque, Saigon,

1

1

Carter, Mr. Wright M. Grantville, Cowetaba, Georgia, Confederate States, 1 Comstock, Esq., John H. Clinton, Tonisiuun, U.S.A., Cullin, Esq., John A., Post Office, Brighton, Sussex, England, Caboniss, Rev. A. B., Mount Laurel, Halifax, Virginia,.. Croger, Esq., T., 483 Oxford Street, London, W. C.,

Heflin, Rev. Dr. R. T., Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.,................................... Holzendorf, Mr. John, Macow, Georgia, North America, Howard, Mrs. Wm. C., Grahamville, S.C., U.S.A.,, Hayell, Mrs. Sarah, Portsmouth, Virginia,

1

1

Hartwell, Mrs. Margaret, Mount Lebanon, Confederate States of Ame-

rica,

Carter, Mrs. Rober: R., care of Mr. Still Carter, Shirley, City Point,

Virgiuia, U.S.A.,

Hammer, Herr Aug., Kiobenhavn, Denmark,.

1

Hutchens, Mr. Wiley Grantville, Georgia, U.S.A.,..........

#

Howard, Miss Anna, care of Mr. Jones Woodley, near Warrinton,

North Carolina, U.S.A.,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1863.

Hay, Mrs. William Millwood Clarke, Co., Virginia,

37

1

Nixon, Miss Fanny, Richmond, Va.,......

1

1

Jenkins, Mrs. B., care of Mrs. M. G. Brown, 56 South Third Street,

Philadelphia, U.S.A.,

1

Kelley, Rev. D. C., care of Rev. John Kelley, Lebanon, Tennessee,

America,

1

Kelley, Mrs. M. L., Lebanon, Tennessee, America,.

1

Nelson, Mrs. Wm., care of John Nelson, Augustn., Geo., U.S.A., Ogburn, Miss Fannie, Grunsborough, North Carolina, U.S.A.,............ 1 Patton, Mrs. Geo. S., care of Jno. M. Patton, Richmond, Va., U.S.A., 2 Rhett, Mrs. James, Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A., Robinson, Mrs., Hogshead, Upper red row, Leeds, Yorkshire, Riley, Mr. Patrick, No. 48 old Nichol Street, Shore ditch, London,...... 1 Redmond, Mr., Cloghy, Ireland,..

1

1

1

1

Kell, Mr. Thomas, at Mr. Gay, Yorkshire,

1

Lembeje, Monsieur Martin, Des. Basser Pyrennees, Bayonne,

Smith, Miss Ann, care of Mrs. West, Spilafield Street, Liverpool, England, 1 Smith, Mr. Augutine Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.,..

1

Lawson, Mr. Robert, ship Charlotte Jane, Singapore,

1

Smith, Mr. G., No. 4 Park Street, Kennington Cross, London,...

1

Mitchell, Miss C. E., Liberty Bedford, County Virginia, U.S.A.,. Monserrat, Mr. Michael, Portsmouth, Virginia,

1

1

Smith, Miss Jane, No. 6 Buckingham Terrace, Great Western Road,

Glasgow,

1

Midyett, Mr. John S., Everitts ville, North Carolina, U.S.A.,

Myers, Mrs. Joseph G., Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.,.

1

Turner, Mr. Francis, Purchase Street, Sailors' Home, Boston, U.S.A., 1 Twalt, Elizabeth School, close, Yorkshire,..

1

1

1

Woodnouse, Miss, 4 Lansdown Terrace, Notting Hill,.. Ward, Miss Annie, Bishops Road, London,

1

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

Moses, Mr. John, Glamorganshire, South Wales,.. Middleton, Mrs. Arthur, Charlestown, South Carolina, Norris, Mrs., 6 West Street, Finsbury Circus, London,

General Post Office, Hongkong, 31st January, 1863.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG.

I

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Monday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES,

Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

is hereby notified that the Committee for

NOTICE.

HE interest of Mr. JOHN DARBY GIBB in MR.

THI

our Firm ceased upon 30th June last. Mr. WILLIAM HENRY GIBB was admitted a Partuer on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 30th January, 1863.

lency the Acting Governor, under Government MR.

      Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 1862, is now sitting and will be happy to receive any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

HIE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

The Acting Coltion respecting the above que t

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

Between

W

HONGKONG.

EDWARD MEYER and JOHANNIS MEYER, trading under the Style or Firm of E. & MEYER, Plaintiffs,

and

TYE CHEONG, Defendant. HEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Edward Meyer and Johannis Meyer against the above named Tye Cheong, to recover the sum of Fifteen hundred and Ninety-eight Dollars and Thirty-two cents for Goods sold and deli- vered and upon an account stated, and it being alleged that the said Tye Cheong does not reside within the Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Sixteenth day of February next, wherein Thomas Sherman and George Snelling are gar- nishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before Final Judgment in this action, the said Thomas Sherman and George Snelling, or either of them or any person on their or his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island inti- tuled An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent from the Colony" the said Attachment may be dissolved.

HENRY KINGSMILL, Plaintiffs' Attorney.

1863.

Dated this 31st day of January,

THE

STEAM TO SHANGHAE.

HE Mail Steam-ship HYDASPE, Com- mandant GRANDERIES, (H. I. M .N.) will be despatched for the above port with H. M.'s Mails, Passengers, Species and Cargo, about 24 hours after the arrival from Suez and Europe of the next French Mail steamer Donnai.

For Freight or Passage apply to the Offices of the Company, Queen's Road.

BERTOLINI, Agent.

Hongkong, 20th January, 18603.

NOTICE.

MIE interest and responsibility of Mr. H. H.

mined on 31st December, 1861, and Mr. THOMAS DAVID NEAVE was admitted a Partner on the 1st January last.

              ROBERT SMITH & Co. London, 24th November, 1862.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES WHITLOW has this day been ad- mitted a Partner in our Firm in China.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE

TH

COMPANY, 1862.

\H E undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre-

NOTICE.

HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad- mitted a Partner in our Firm, which nowy consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

M

NOTICE.

>

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, WE Firm at Hankow and Mr. HUGH F.

Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents. Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

NORTH CHINA INSURANCE COMPANY.

HIS Office will grant Policies at Shanghe and its various agencies, on and after 1st January next, covering Marine Risks to all parts of the world.

Policies are payable 60 days after notice and proof of Loss, and an extra return premium of 10 per cent, is made on all risks by Vessels towed by

steam out to sea.

Agencies having been established at the follow- ing places.

CHINA,-

Shanghae,.. Hongkong &

Foochow,

Ar

moy,

Swatow,

Ningpo,..

Hanhow,

Tientsin,

JAPAN,-

?

Secretary & Board of Directors.

Messrs. Gilman & Co.

. Messrs. Tait & Co. .Messrs. Bradley & Co. .Messrs. Davidson & Co.

Messrs. Mackeller & Co. Mr. E. Waller.

Nagasaki,.. Messrs. W. J. Alt & Co. Yokohama,...

Messrs. Macpherson & Marshall, SINGAPORE, .. Messrs. Hamilton, Gray & Co. MANILA, .Messrs. Aguirre & Co. LONDON, ..... Messrs. Ashton & Co.

Arrangements are in progress for further ap- pointments at the Ports in India.

L. JOSEPHS, Secretary pro. tem.

Shanghae, 26th December, 1862.

MR.

NOTICE.

THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and MR. ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho- rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

R. WALTER NEWMAN has been this day

MR. Watted a Partner in our Firm.

MARCESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1863.

have this day established a Branch of our?

RAMSAY is authorised to sign for us per procura- tion.

MR. EDMUND H. LAVERS is also authorised to sigu our Firm in China.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

GILMAN & Co.

Minitted a Partner in our Firm, from 18t July last.

R. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WILD, has been

GILMAN & Co.

China, 24th November, 1862.

THE HA

NOTICE.

THE Contract for Printing and Publishing the Hongkong Government Gazette having been undertaken at this Office, ADVERTISEMENTS intended for publication therein should be addressed accordingly, and Parties wishing to become Subs- cribers will please notify their wishes to the under- signed.

TERMS:

Subscription per Annum, payable in ad-

vance,

Single copies to Subscribers, each,

Do. to non-Subscribers, each, Advertisements of Five lines and unde",

Do. in Chinese-for 25 Char- racters and under, Repetition, half the price.

$10.00

25

33

1.00

1.00

Subscribers to the Hongkong Government Gazette who may not receive regularly their copies will please notify the same to the under- signed.

D. NORONHA,

Printer to the Hongkong Government. Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 2d January, 1863.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING. ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

G

them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONIA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OsWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

Howard, Miss Anna, care of Mr. Jones Woodley, near Warrinton,

North Carolina, U.S.A.,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1863.

Hay, Mrs. William Millwood Clarke, Co., Virginia,

37

1

Nixon, Miss Fanny, Richmond, Va.,......

1

1

Jenkins, Mrs. B., care of Mrs. M. G. Brown, 56 South Third Street,

Philadelphia, U.S.A.,

1

Kelley, Rev. D. C., care of Rev. John Kelley, Lebanon, Tennessee,

America,

1

Kelley, Mrs. M. L., Lebanon, Tennessee, America,.

1

Nelson, Mrs. Wm., care of John Nelson, Augustn., Geo., U.S.A., Ogburn, Miss Fannie, Grunsborough, North Carolina, U.S.A.,............ 1 Patton, Mrs. Geo. S., care of Jno. M. Patton, Richmond, Va., U.S.A., 2 Rhett, Mrs. James, Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A., Robinson, Mrs., Hogshead, Upper red row, Leeds, Yorkshire, Riley, Mr. Patrick, No. 48 old Nichol Street, Shore ditch, London,...... 1 Redmond, Mr., Cloghy, Ireland,..

1

1

1

1

Kell, Mr. Thomas, at Mr. Gay, Yorkshire,

1

Lembeje, Monsieur Martin, Des. Basser Pyrennees, Bayonne,

Smith, Miss Ann, care of Mrs. West, Spilafield Street, Liverpool, England, 1 Smith, Mr. Augutine Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.,..

1

Lawson, Mr. Robert, ship Charlotte Jane, Singapore,

1

Smith, Mr. G., No. 4 Park Street, Kennington Cross, London,...

1

Mitchell, Miss C. E., Liberty Bedford, County Virginia, U.S.A.,. Monserrat, Mr. Michael, Portsmouth, Virginia,

1

1

Smith, Miss Jane, No. 6 Buckingham Terrace, Great Western Road,

Glasgow,

1

Midyett, Mr. John S., Everitts ville, North Carolina, U.S.A.,

Myers, Mrs. Joseph G., Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.,.

1

Turner, Mr. Francis, Purchase Street, Sailors' Home, Boston, U.S.A., 1 Twalt, Elizabeth School, close, Yorkshire,..

1

1

1

Woodnouse, Miss, 4 Lansdown Terrace, Notting Hill,.. Ward, Miss Annie, Bishops Road, London,

1

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

Moses, Mr. John, Glamorganshire, South Wales,.. Middleton, Mrs. Arthur, Charlestown, South Carolina, Norris, Mrs., 6 West Street, Finsbury Circus, London,

General Post Office, Hongkong, 31st January, 1863.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG.

I

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Monday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES,

Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

is hereby notified that the Committee for

NOTICE.

HE interest of Mr. JOHN DARBY GIBB in MR.

THI

our Firm ceased upon 30th June last. Mr. WILLIAM HENRY GIBB was admitted a Partuer on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 30th January, 1863.

lency the Acting Governor, under Government MR.

      Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 1862, is now sitting and will be happy to receive any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

HIE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

The Acting Coltion respecting the above que t

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

Between

W

HONGKONG.

EDWARD MEYER and JOHANNIS MEYER, trading under the Style or Firm of E. & MEYER, Plaintiffs,

and

TYE CHEONG, Defendant. HEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Edward Meyer and Johannis Meyer against the above named Tye Cheong, to recover the sum of Fifteen hundred and Ninety-eight Dollars and Thirty-two cents for Goods sold and deli- vered and upon an account stated, and it being alleged that the said Tye Cheong does not reside within the Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Sixteenth day of February next, wherein Thomas Sherman and George Snelling are gar- nishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before Final Judgment in this action, the said Thomas Sherman and George Snelling, or either of them or any person on their or his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island inti- tuled An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent from the Colony" the said Attachment may be dissolved.

HENRY KINGSMILL, Plaintiffs' Attorney.

1863.

Dated this 31st day of January,

THE

STEAM TO SHANGHAE.

HE Mail Steam-ship HYDASPE, Com- mandant GRANDERIES, (H. I. M .N.) will be despatched for the above port with H. M.'s Mails, Passengers, Species and Cargo, about 24 hours after the arrival from Suez and Europe of the next French Mail steamer Donnai.

For Freight or Passage apply to the Offices of the Company, Queen's Road.

BERTOLINI, Agent.

Hongkong, 20th January, 18603.

NOTICE.

MIE interest and responsibility of Mr. H. H.

mined on 31st December, 1861, and Mr. THOMAS DAVID NEAVE was admitted a Partner on the 1st January last.

              ROBERT SMITH & Co. London, 24th November, 1862.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES WHITLOW has this day been ad- mitted a Partner in our Firm in China.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE

TH

COMPANY, 1862.

\H E undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre-

NOTICE.

HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad- mitted a Partner in our Firm, which nowy consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

M

NOTICE.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 7TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

VOL. X.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 2 of 1863.

TUESDAY, 27TH JANUARY, 1863.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR and all the Members, except the Chief Justice from indisposition, and the Colonial Treasurer.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 17th Instant, were read and approved.

The Acting Governor informed the Council that it had not yet been possible to circulate the Bill for amending Ordinance No. 6 of 1862, and it would therefore not be brought forward until the next meeting.

Read a first time a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance for the registration and regulation of public Carriages

within the Colony of Hongkong."

Read a first time a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 8 of 1862, intituled 'An Ordinance to provide for the management of a Post Office for the Colony of Hongkong.'"

The Acting Governor, agreeably to intimation given at the close of last meeting, laid on the Table the following Address of Congratulation to the Queen from the Legislative Council, on the occasion of the approaching Marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales:

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TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.

May it please your Majesty,

  We, your Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, the Acting Governor and Members of the Legislative Council of the Colony of Hongkong, venture to offer to your Majesty our humble congratulations, on the approaching Marriage between His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Illustrious Princess whom he has chosen from the Royal House of Denmark—a Marriage which has already received your Most Gracious Majesty's approval and ratification.

  From this remote portion of your Majesty's vast Empire we desire to avail ourselves of the opportunity to renew our assurances of attachment to your Majesty's sacred Person; we pray for every blessing on their Royal Highnesses here and hereafter; and we sincerely trust that the union of the august Pair may be the source of increased domestic comfort and happiness to your Most Gracious Majesty.

The above Address being unanimously adopted by the Council, His Excellency undertook to forward

it to His Grace the Secretary of State for presentation to Her Majesty.

The Council adjourned to Friday, the 6th Proximo, at noon.

Read and approved, this 6th Day of February, 1863.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

W. T. MERCER,

Acting Governor.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7?? FEBRUARY, 1863.

$5 of Ordinance

No. 6 of 1862 repealed.

Punishment.

may be added.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. 1 of 1863.

By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

W. T. MERCER.

An Ordinance to amend certain provisions in Ordinance No. 6 of 1862, intituled "An Ordinance to abolish the Office of Chief Magistrate, and to appoint and define the duties of two Police Magistrates."

[6th February, 1863.]

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

I. Section 5 of Ordinance No. 6 of 1862 is hereby repealed.

II. It shall be competent for a Police Magistrate to award as punishment for any Crime or Offence imprisonment in any Gaol of this Colony for any period not exceed ing Six Calendar Months with or without Hard Labour or any Fine not exceeding With or without Fifty Dollars or both Fine and Imprisonment not exceeding these limits, and it shall Solitary Confinement. be lawful for the Magistrate to direct any portion of such imprisonment not exceeding One Month in the whole to be Solitary, but that such Solitary Imprisonment shall not Corporal punishment exceed Fourteen consecutive Days, and further when any Male Offender shall be con- victed under the said or this Ordinance of either of the Offences next hereinafter specified a second time or under aggravated circumstances, that is to say: indecent exposure of his Person, indecent Assault, Assault with intent to rob, Assault in a Brothel, Assault at or in connexion with any riotous Assemblage, or for malicious injury to Property, it shall be lawful for the Magistrate to order and direct that in addition to other Punishment to which such Male Offender shall be sentenced that such Offender This section to be shall be Once or Twice publicly or privately whipped. This section shall be read and been $5 of No. 6 of construed as if the same had originally been Section 5 of the said Ordinance.

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construed as if it had

1862.

Stealing from the

ing or beating triable by Two Justices.

any

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III. Two Magistrates, sitting together, shall and they are hereby empowered to Person without kick- hear and determine cases of Stealing from the Person, whenever such Stealing is un- accompanied by personal violence by means of kicking or beating; and in every such case the said Justices may adjudge the Offender on conviction to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for any term not exceeding Two Years, or may commit the Offender for trial at the Supreme Court.

Title.

$18 of No. 8 of 1862 repealed.

Registration of Let-

ters.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 6th Day of February, 1863. L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

HONGKONG.

Clerk of Councils.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORLE REGINE.

No. 2 of 1863.

By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong. W. T. MERCER.

An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 8 of 1862, intituled “An Ordinance to provide for the management and control of a Post Office for the Colony of Hongkong."

[6th February, 1863.]

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

I. Section 18 of Ordinance No. 8 of 1862, is hereby repealed.

II. It shall be lawful for the Postmaster General to register in this Colony Cor- respondence posted for transmission to any place out of the limits of this Colony in like manner and form as the same were registered by the Postmaster before the Third day of May, 1862, and to demand and receive in respect of every Letter or Book Packet

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7?? FEBRUARY, 1863.

$5 of Ordinance

No. 6 of 1862 repealed.

Punishment.

may be added.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. 1 of 1863.

By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

W. T. MERCER.

An Ordinance to amend certain provisions in Ordinance No. 6 of 1862, intituled "An Ordinance to abolish the Office of Chief Magistrate, and to appoint and define the duties of two Police Magistrates."

[6th February, 1863.]

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

I. Section 5 of Ordinance No. 6 of 1862 is hereby repealed.

II. It shall be competent for a Police Magistrate to award as punishment for any Crime or Offence imprisonment in any Gaol of this Colony for any period not exceed ing Six Calendar Months with or without Hard Labour or any Fine not exceeding With or without Fifty Dollars or both Fine and Imprisonment not exceeding these limits, and it shall Solitary Confinement. be lawful for the Magistrate to direct any portion of such imprisonment not exceeding One Month in the whole to be Solitary, but that such Solitary Imprisonment shall not Corporal punishment exceed Fourteen consecutive Days, and further when any Male Offender shall be con- victed under the said or this Ordinance of either of the Offences next hereinafter specified a second time or under aggravated circumstances, that is to say: indecent exposure of his Person, indecent Assault, Assault with intent to rob, Assault in a Brothel, Assault at or in connexion with any riotous Assemblage, or for malicious injury to Property, it shall be lawful for the Magistrate to order and direct that in addition to other Punishment to which such Male Offender shall be sentenced that such Offender This section to be shall be Once or Twice publicly or privately whipped. This section shall be read and been $5 of No. 6 of construed as if the same had originally been Section 5 of the said Ordinance.

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construed as if it had

1862.

Stealing from the

ing or beating triable by Two Justices.

any

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III. Two Magistrates, sitting together, shall and they are hereby empowered to Person without kick- hear and determine cases of Stealing from the Person, whenever such Stealing is un- accompanied by personal violence by means of kicking or beating; and in every such case the said Justices may adjudge the Offender on conviction to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for any term not exceeding Two Years, or may commit the Offender for trial at the Supreme Court.

Title.

$18 of No. 8 of 1862 repealed.

Registration of Let-

ters.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 6th Day of February, 1863. L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

HONGKONG.

Clerk of Councils.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORLE REGINE.

No. 2 of 1863.

By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong. W. T. MERCER.

An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 8 of 1862, intituled “An Ordinance to provide for the management and control of a Post Office for the Colony of Hongkong."

[6th February, 1863.]

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

I. Section 18 of Ordinance No. 8 of 1862, is hereby repealed.

II. It shall be lawful for the Postmaster General to register in this Colony Cor- respondence posted for transmission to any place out of the limits of this Colony in like manner and form as the same were registered by the Postmaster before the Third day of May, 1862, and to demand and receive in respect of every Letter or Book Packet

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

registered in this Colony the Sum of Six Pence, one-half thereof to be by him retained and accounted for to and for the use of this Colony, and the other half thereof to be by in retained and accounted for and paid over to the Imperial Postmaster General and all registered Correspondence and the Registration thereof shall be subject to all such And the same Rules and Regulations as were in force respecting the same on the said Third day of May, 1862, or as shall from time to time be hereafter enacted or provided in respect thereof by any Statute of the Imperial Parliament or by Her Majesty's Post- This Section shall be read and master General or by His Excellency the Governor. construed as if the same had originally been Section Eighteen of the said last mentioned Ordinance.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 6th Day of February, 1863. L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

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This Section to be construed as if it had

been $18 of No. 8 of 1862.

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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The following Returns from the Registrar General, connected with the Population and Trade of the Colony, are published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 1.-CENSUS OF HONGKONG, 31st December, 1862.

No. of HOUSES.

Europeans and Americans,

Goa, Manila, Indians and others of mixed blood,. Aliens, chiefly Seamen, and temporary residents,. Chinese in employ of Europeans,.

Do. residing in Victoria,

Do. do. in Villages inclusive of Kowloon,

Boat population in Victoria,

Do. do. other than Victoria,

...

Emigrants,

Persons living in Mat sheds,

Street Coolies,

Prisoners,

POPULATION.

No. of BOATS.

TOTAL.

Men.

Women. Boys. Girls

961 1,014

357

140

146

1,604

139

52

63

1,268

100

...

...

***

...

4,277

317

93

210

4,897

...

43,063

11,448

4,891

3,978

63,380

7,390

2,487

1,436

984

12,297

11,951 4,970

3,776

3,294

2,315

21,636

2,436

1,866

1,031

10,303

200*

...

...

***

...

2,500

5,000

...

626

***

***

6,393

4,330

73,626

20,960 11,772

8,727

123,511

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January, 1963.

THOS. TURNER, Registrar General.

No. 2.-RETURN OF POPULATION OF HONGKONG, 31st December, 1862.

WHITE.

Colored.

TOTAL.

Males.

Females.

Males. Females.

Males.

Females.

1,101

503

1,066

202

2,167

705

4,370

527

4,370

527

8,360

2,290

***

12,416

3,471

7,326

3,396

...

12,310

3,626

?

4,242

1,633

246

244

3,054

766

47,954

15,426

1,435

375

90

72

*

...

209

124

55

31

...

969

448

...

...

1,362

286

...

187

131

***

55

34

...

4,161

1,967

8,826

3,471

:..

:

22,081

9,558

22,081

9,558

...

...

...

100 2,500

VICTORIA DISTRICT,

Chinese in employ of Europeans,

Sub-Districts,

Sheak-tong-tsui, and Sei-ying-poon,

Sheong-wan,

Tai-ping-shan,

Choong-wan,

Ha-wan,

Wong-nei-choong,

Spo-kun-poo,

Districts,-

Show-ke-wan,

Sai-wan,

Sheak-ho,

Ty-tam-took,

Stanley,

Aberdeen,.

Heong-kong,

Pok-foo-lum,

Kow-loon,

Boat Population of Hongkong,

Temporary residents,

Persons living in Mat Sheds,.

Emigrants,

Street Coolies,.

Prisoners,.....

...

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January 1863.

...

200 5,000 626

93,821

29,687

THIOS. TURNER, Registrar General.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

registered in this Colony the Sum of Six Pence, one-half thereof to be by him retained and accounted for to and for the use of this Colony, and the other half thereof to be by in retained and accounted for and paid over to the Imperial Postmaster General and all registered Correspondence and the Registration thereof shall be subject to all such And the same Rules and Regulations as were in force respecting the same on the said Third day of May, 1862, or as shall from time to time be hereafter enacted or provided in respect thereof by any Statute of the Imperial Parliament or by Her Majesty's Post- This Section shall be read and master General or by His Excellency the Governor. construed as if the same had originally been Section Eighteen of the said last mentioned Ordinance.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 6th Day of February, 1863. L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

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This Section to be construed as if it had

been $18 of No. 8 of 1862.

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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The following Returns from the Registrar General, connected with the Population and Trade of the Colony, are published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 1.-CENSUS OF HONGKONG, 31st December, 1862.

No. of HOUSES.

Europeans and Americans,

Goa, Manila, Indians and others of mixed blood,. Aliens, chiefly Seamen, and temporary residents,. Chinese in employ of Europeans,.

Do. residing in Victoria,

Do. do. in Villages inclusive of Kowloon,

Boat population in Victoria,

Do. do. other than Victoria,

...

Emigrants,

Persons living in Mat sheds,

Street Coolies,

Prisoners,

POPULATION.

No. of BOATS.

TOTAL.

Men.

Women. Boys. Girls

961 1,014

357

140

146

1,604

139

52

63

1,268

100

...

...

***

...

4,277

317

93

210

4,897

...

43,063

11,448

4,891

3,978

63,380

7,390

2,487

1,436

984

12,297

11,951 4,970

3,776

3,294

2,315

21,636

2,436

1,866

1,031

10,303

200*

...

...

***

...

2,500

5,000

...

626

***

***

6,393

4,330

73,626

20,960 11,772

8,727

123,511

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January, 1963.

THOS. TURNER, Registrar General.

No. 2.-RETURN OF POPULATION OF HONGKONG, 31st December, 1862.

WHITE.

Colored.

TOTAL.

Males.

Females.

Males. Females.

Males.

Females.

1,101

503

1,066

202

2,167

705

4,370

527

4,370

527

8,360

2,290

***

12,416

3,471

7,326

3,396

...

12,310

3,626

?

4,242

1,633

246

244

3,054

766

47,954

15,426

1,435

375

90

72

*

...

209

124

55

31

...

969

448

...

...

1,362

286

...

187

131

***

55

34

...

4,161

1,967

8,826

3,471

:..

:

22,081

9,558

22,081

9,558

...

...

...

100 2,500

VICTORIA DISTRICT,

Chinese in employ of Europeans,

Sub-Districts,

Sheak-tong-tsui, and Sei-ying-poon,

Sheong-wan,

Tai-ping-shan,

Choong-wan,

Ha-wan,

Wong-nei-choong,

Spo-kun-poo,

Districts,-

Show-ke-wan,

Sai-wan,

Sheak-ho,

Ty-tam-took,

Stanley,

Aberdeen,.

Heong-kong,

Pok-foo-lum,

Kow-loon,

Boat Population of Hongkong,

Temporary residents,

Persons living in Mat Sheds,.

Emigrants,

Street Coolies,.

Prisoners,.....

...

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January 1863.

...

200 5,000 626

93,821

29,687

THIOS. TURNER, Registrar General.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

No. 3.-CLASSIFICATION and NUMBER of PUBLIC and PRIVATE BUILDINGS in the COLONY of HONGKONG, 1862.

EUROPEAN.

VICTORIA. VILLAGES.

TOTAL.

Public Offices, Barracks, Guard Rooms, Police Stations and other public buildings, Churches, Chapels and Places of Worship,..

111

31

145

6

2

8

Mosques, Chinese Temples, &c.,

14

16

30

Merchants' Houses and First-class Buildings, assessed at and above ?100 per annum

value, occupied,..

620

19

639

Shops and Private Dwellings below the value of ?100 per annum, occupied,

900

8

908

Houses untenanted and unfinished,.

206

40

246

1,857

119

1,976

CHINESE.

VICTORIA. VILLAGES. TOTAL.

VICTORIA. VILLAGES.

TOTAL.

Bakers, '.

19

19

Brought forward,..

2,536

919

3,455

?

Bamboo Workers,..

25

3

28

Joss andJoss Paper,and

Bamboo House Makers,.

14

5

19

Image Dealers,

21

14

35

Barbers,...

76

31

107

Lantern Sellers,

Bathing Houses,

3

3

Lead Case Makers,

Bean Curd Sellers,.

27

6

33

Lime Dealers,

Blacksmiths,

78

16

94

Mat Makers,.

13

Bird Sellers,

7

7

Boat Builders,.

34

*27

Mat Sheds,

14

61

Money Changers,

23

Brokers,

24

24

Milkmen,..

10

BOIRERO

5

5

9

9

1

22

23

13

Bookbinders,

7

7

Oar Dealers,

6

10 CV

Co

5

19

25

10

12

Brothel Keepers,

140

9

149

Old Iron and Rags,

17

17

Brick and Tile Makers,

20

1

21

Old Clothes,

5

5

Carpenters,

146

23

169

Oil Sellers,

9

9

Chandlers,

273

84

357

Opium Sellers,

49

54

Charcoal and Firewood

31

5

36

Packing,.

19

19

Sellers,

Painters,

10

10

Caulkers,

8

Confectioners,

31

Cattle and Pig Sheds,

11

-9

1

9

Paint Sellers.

16

16

10

41

Pawnbrokers,

14

14

11

Peppermint Oil Sellers,

2

2

Clothiers,

75

11

86

Pewterers,

4

4

Coopers,

15

15

Portrait and Landscape

11

Coolie Houses,

6

79

co

82

Painters,

17

Congee Sellers,

7

7

Priests Houses,

6

5

11

Crockery & Earthenware,

13

13

Pilot Houses,

1

1

Compradores,

36

38

Poulterers,

10

10

Cook Shops,

18

18

Coal Shops,

7

::

Rattan Ware,

9

1

10

7

Rattan Splitters,

10

10

?

Cotton Quilt Shops,

6

2

8

Rope and Sail Makers,

6

12

Coffin Shops,

6

6

Rice Dealers,

69

QQ

18

71

Doctors and Druggists,.

68

11

79

Sedan Chairs to hire,

5

5

Dyers,

4

4

Sign Dealers,

2

2

Eating Houses,.

16

16

Sheep Dealers,

3

3

Engine Houses,.

3

3

Shoemakers,...

61

Q

63

Families,

746

189

935

Shoe Sellers Chinese,

19

19

Farmers,

44

173

217

Stone Cutters,

25

66

91

Fishermen,

5

89

94

Stationers,

7

7

Fish Lans (fresh),.

13

2

15

Soy Sellers,

17

Do.

(salt),

34

24

58

Schools,

9

6

15

Flour dealers,

4

Sweetmeat,

10

10

Foreign Goods Shops,

81

2

83

Tanners,

6

6

Fortune Tellers,.

4

Tinmen,

11

11

Fruiterers,

128

35

163

Tailors,..

74

5

? 79

Gardeners and Flower

10

Sellers,

:

10

Tea Sellers,

6

6

Timber Dealers,

31

4

35

Glaziers, ...

3

3

Theatres,

2

Gold and Silver Smiths,

30

6

36

Tobacconists,

10

10

Gold Beaters,

11

11

Grass Cutters,

27

*149

Umbrella Makers,

8

8

176

Undertakers,

4

Gun Smiths,

2

2

Vacant Houses,

37

Hat and Cap Makers,

2

2

Washermen,.

56

183

5

59

59

Hemp Workers,.

Watchmakers,

9

Hongs,

62

62

Weight & Scale Makers,

Ivory Carvers,

1

Carried forward,..

2,536

919

3,455

TOTAL,....

3,309

1,108

4,417

?

Registrar General Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January, 1863.

*

THOS. TURNER, Registrar General.

?

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7 FEBRUARY, 1863.

No. 4.-ABSTRACT OF RETURNS, furnished from each House occupied by CHINESE in the Colony of Hongkong, stating Number of Persons resident therein, Mortality, &c.

NAME OF DISTRICT

Men.

Women. Boys. Girls.

TOTAL

OF EACH

PLACE.

43

MORTALITY.

TOTAL MORTALITY

In the Out ofthe Colony. Colony.

OCCUPATION

OF

CHINESE.

City of Victoria. Sheak-tong - tsui, and

Sei-ying-poon,.

7,587

1,586

773

704

10,650

72

...

Sheong-wan,

Tai-ping-shan,

·

Choong-wan,

11.395

2,542 · 1,021

929

15,887

159

6,218

2,586

1,108

810

10,722

136

11,096

2,741

1,214

885

15,936

163

Ha-wan,

Wong-nei-choong,

Soo-kun-poo,

Total, Victoria,.

3,796

1,259

446

374

5,875

65

177

176

69

68

490

77

2,794

558

260

208

3,820

89

43,063 11,448

4,891

3,978

63,380

691

4

Sub-Districts.

Show-ke-wan, a

?

1,359

307

76

68

1,810

11

Sai-wan,

56

50

34

28

22

162

2

heak-ho, b

147

85

62

39

333

6

Tv-tam-took,

42

22

13

12

89

2

Stanley, c.

830

352

139

96

1,417

12

Aberdeen, d.

1,139

227

223

59

1,648

18

Heongkong,

111

103

76

28

318

5

Pok-foo-lum,

40

21

15

13

89

1

Kow-loon,

?

3,666

1,320

798

647

6,431

31

Found exposed,

31

Died in Civil Hosp. 9

Found exposed,

Died in Gaol,

84

Trade.

84

Fishing, Quarrying, Agriculture, & a small amount of Trade.

Total, Sub-Districts,

7,390 2,487 1,436

984 12,297

88

31

Grand Total,...

50,453 13,935 6,327

4,962 75,677

779

670

1,564

a Show-ke-wan includes Hoong-heong Loo, Tsat-che-mooy, Pak-shui-wan,' Ngo-yan-wan, and Wong-kok-tsui.

Sheak-ho includes Hok-tsui and Too-te-wan.

c Stanley includes Tytam and Wong-ma-kok.

d Aberdeen includes Ap-le-chow.

THOS. TURNER, Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January, 1863.

No. 5.--RETURN showing the MORTALITY amongst the Chinese during the year 1862.

POPULATION

DIED OUT

OF

DIED IN THE COLONY.

EACH PLACE.

OF THE

COLONY.

TOTAL.

City of Victoria,

76,603

691

Dead bodies found exposed in Victoria, and buried by Police,.. Number of Chinese died in Gaol and Government Civil Hospital,

49

·

35

Total,

76,603

775

Show-ke-wan,

Sai-wan,

Sheak-ho,

1,810

11

162

2

333

6

Ty-tam-took,

89

2

Stanley,

Aberdeen,.

Heongkong,

Pok-foo-lum,

Kow-loon,

1,417

12

1,648

18

318

5

89

1

6,431

31

Dead bodies found in Villages, and buried by Police, Estimated Mortality out of the Colony,.

31

670

Total,

?

12,297

119

670

1,564

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January, 1863.

THOS. TURNER,

Registrar General.

1

7

No. 6.-DETAILED RETURN of the NUMBER and DESCRIPTION of VESSELS anchored and plying in the Harbour and Bays of Hongkong, on the 31st December, 1862, specifying the

Number of Persons on board.

?

7

44

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH FEBRUARY,

VICTORIA.

ABERDEEN.

SHOW-KE-WAN AND SAI-WAN.

STANLEY AND SHEAK-HO.

TOTAL.

DESCRIPTION OF VESSELS.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

ADULTS. CHILDREN.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

ADULTS. CHILDREN.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

No of.

VESSELS.

No. of

No. of

NO. OF

NO. OF

VESSELS..

VESSELS.

VESSELS.

VESSELS.

M. W. B. G.

M.

W. B.

G.

M. W.

B.

G.

M.

W.

B.

G.

M. W.

B.

???

G.

1863.

Junks,

Trading Boats,

25

25 713 24 15

4

23 512

31

Wood

do.,

89

29 164 21

??

10

^

:

12

8

Passage do.,

52 790 41

47 25

:

Salt

do.,

108 1,584

20

6

Co

H

Lorchas,

7 83 7 16

6

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

Q

37

15

46

:

:

:

:

:

:

1

1

9

83

?

Q

:

1

8

123

:

:

:

C

Cargo Boats,

263 1,407 414 349 271

3 27

10

4

7 61

4

10

Coal

do.,

Fishing do.,

Water do.,

Stone do.,

Hakow and Pullaway,

Sampans,

Bumboats,

47 208 73 52 180 1,504 497 401 217 26 148 20 14 6 89 630 111 152 137 314 1,080 495 383 257 1,583 2,989 1,979 3,817 1,330 35 139 43 20 17

26

:

:

218 1,047 256 219 219 150

188 699 -288 253

: 85

6:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

25

713

24

15

25 549

31

10

44 210

21

13

52 790

41

47 25

125 1,790

22

5

7

83

7

16

+

?

CO

273 1,495 428 363 283

47

208

73 52 26

139

228 1,277 592 564 393

814 4,527 1,633 1,437 899

26

:

:

148

20 14

25

11

46

1995

13

14

7

:

:

??

2

7

3

1

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

6

105 701? 124 166 316 1,087 498 | 384 381 257

144

392

555

591 346 112

380

762

599

375

189

08 151 72 74 23

2,423 4,457 3,241 2,612 1,654

13

24 6

3

4

48

:

:

:

:

163 49 23

21

TOTAL,.

2,781 11,951 3,770 3,294 2,315

|3,294 2,315

620 1,661 860 570 270

625 1,758 912 658 345

3041,551 664 638 416

4,330 16,921 6,212 5,160 3,346

THOS. TURNER, Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January, 1863.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

NAMES OF HARBOURS AND BAYS.

No. 7.-Summary of RETURN No. 6.

TOTAL NUMBER

OF VESSELS

AT EACH

45

TOTAL

POPULA-

NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

TION AT

EACH

PLACE.

Men.

Women.

Boys.

Girls.

PLACE.

·

Victoria, including Kow-loon,. Aberdeen, and Ap-le-chow, Show-ke-wan, and Sai-wan,. Stanley, and Sheak-ho,.

Total,..

2,781

11,951

3,776

3,294

2,315

21,336

620

1,661

860

570

270

3,361

625

1,758

912

658

345

3,673

304

1,551

664

638

416

3,209

4,330 16,921

6,212

5,160

3,346 31,639

?

THOS. TURNER,

Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January, 1863.

No. 13.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

      At the request of the Spanish Consul in this Colony, it is hereby made known, for general information, that the Government of the Philippines has, pursuant to Orders from Madrid, resumed the Monthly Auction Sales of manufactured Tobacco for exportation to Foreign Countries.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1863.

No. 14.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

     Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon on Saturday the 21st Instant, from persons willing to contract for the fitting up a Vessel as a Convict Hulk.

All particulars can be obtained on application to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th February, 1863.

Νο. 11.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that the services of eight Europeans are required by this Government to form the Staff of the Convict Hulk intended to be anchored off Stone Cutters' Island.

The Staff will consist of-

1 Superintendent,

1 Warden,

1 Head Turnkey,

1 Turnkey,

2

Do.

2

Do.

.Salary $1,920 per annum.

480

99

""

420

"}

396

""

""

each

360

""

""

324

"}

""

The services of a Chinese, as Interpreter, will also be required. Salary $384 per annum. Applications accompanied by Testimonials or Certificates to be sent in to this Office on or before the 21st Proximo.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1863.

J.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

C

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

NAMES OF HARBOURS AND BAYS.

No. 7.-Summary of RETURN No. 6.

TOTAL NUMBER

OF VESSELS

AT EACH

45

TOTAL

POPULA-

NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

TION AT

EACH

PLACE.

Men.

Women.

Boys.

Girls.

PLACE.

·

Victoria, including Kow-loon,. Aberdeen, and Ap-le-chow, Show-ke-wan, and Sai-wan,. Stanley, and Sheak-ho,.

Total,..

2,781

11,951

3,776

3,294

2,315

21,336

620

1,661

860

570

270

3,361

625

1,758

912

658

345

3,673

304

1,551

664

638

416

3,209

4,330 16,921

6,212

5,160

3,346 31,639

?

THOS. TURNER,

Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st January, 1863.

No. 13.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

      At the request of the Spanish Consul in this Colony, it is hereby made known, for general information, that the Government of the Philippines has, pursuant to Orders from Madrid, resumed the Monthly Auction Sales of manufactured Tobacco for exportation to Foreign Countries.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1863.

No. 14.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

     Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon on Saturday the 21st Instant, from persons willing to contract for the fitting up a Vessel as a Convict Hulk.

All particulars can be obtained on application to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th February, 1863.

Νο. 11.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that the services of eight Europeans are required by this Government to form the Staff of the Convict Hulk intended to be anchored off Stone Cutters' Island.

The Staff will consist of-

1 Superintendent,

1 Warden,

1 Head Turnkey,

1 Turnkey,

2

Do.

2

Do.

.Salary $1,920 per annum.

480

99

""

420

"}

396

""

""

each

360

""

""

324

"}

""

The services of a Chinese, as Interpreter, will also be required. Salary $384 per annum. Applications accompanied by Testimonials or Certificates to be sent in to this Office on or before the 21st Proximo.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1863.

J.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

C

*

t

46

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7?? FEBRUARY, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD,

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Burometer.

Thermometer.

Jan. Feb.

31,

30.34

65

30.30

1,

30.36

66

30.35

30.24

66

30.19

88853

66

30.30

64

68

30.30

68

67

30.16

66

""

30.03

65

30.00

68

30.00

69

""

30.07

68

30.05

70

30.12

69

>>

5,

30.17

68

30.17

65

30.15

64

6,

30.27

66

30.30

63

30.20

.62

DATE.

1863.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULR.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

|Min, Max,{

6A.M. 3P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARES AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

*I'V 9

17

Jan. 31 28.38 28.42 28.40 28.35|28.3456.30|61.00|57.00|54.00 57.30 56.0055.00 61.15 E

Feb. 128.35 28.40 28.38 28.33 28.3057.00 63.0060.00 55.00 59.00 58.00 55.00 €3.50 ELS

2 28.26 28.28,28.25 28.23 28.2058.00 65.30|60.00|57.30 63.00|59.3057.30 63.50 ESE

328.11 28.14 28.10 28.07 28.0759.00|65.00|62.00 58.00 62.00 60.00 57.00 65.15 S 4 28.12 28.17 28.15 28.10 28.10 62.00 66.00|63.3060.00 64.00 62.00 59.00 66.15 NW

3 E

5 EbS

G ELS

3 Ebs

4

Very fine.

4 E

4

Do.

5 EbS

4

Foggy, wet dew.

4 SWbS

2 SW

3

At 6 A.M. foggy, from 8 A.M. very fine.

1 SE

1 E

1

Very fine.

""

5 128.19 28.24 28.21 28.19 28.2156.50 58.00 57.15 56.30 58.00 57.00 56.00 63.00 E

6 28.30 28.35 28.32|28.30|28.3056.00 53.15 53.30 55.00 52.00 52.00 54.30 58.15 NE

6 E

5 EbN

3

Fog, drizzly.

3 NEWN

4 NE

3

Fog, wet dew, at 1 P.M. fine, overcast,

cloudy.

Letters. Papers.

Allen, H. L. 2

6

Comby

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Alem?o, S.

1

Goodrich Groves

2

Collard, E. H. 1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the IIongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 6th February, 1863.

Carpenter, R. 1

Letters. Papers

Lets. Paps.

Thomas, J. 1 Telford, F.

Letters. Papers.

Maury, T.

1

Pinto, J.

1

Mille, A.

1

Perpetuo, J. E. 1

1

Matie, F.

Barnarel

1

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

l'oons, A. J.

1

Bell, Capt. Barradas, J. B. 1

2

Hickman, Dr. H. B.

1

Morton, E.

Tucker, B. W. 1

Palma, W.

1

1

Mayer W.

Tayag, S.

1

1

Pellet, A.

1

Dilo, J.

1

Hind, H. W.

? Bird, H.

Martin, T.

Taylor, J.

1

1

Dunn

2

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

Potkinghome

1

Tubb, F.

Murton, N.

Brett & Co. 1

Doral,

1

Harris

Marques, C. M. 1

Pettengill

Therry, J.

Barbosa, R.

Dounan, D.

1

Hide

Todd, J. H.

McNeil, J.

2

Roberts

2

Barton, A.

1

Honis

Mello, J.

1

R. F. A.

1

Brodie & Co. 1

Finlay, J.

Hall, J. A.

Tripp, H. J. H. Talbert

McKinnon, J.

1

B. Birchem&Co. 1

Fabier, J.

Risley,

Hay, Dr. W. G..

Butler, J. B.

1

Ferreira, M. A. 1

Baker, W.

1

Fernandez, L. 2

Jegher, C.

Brand & Co.

1

Floves, B.

1

Jepson, R. C.

Bowen, B.

Fullertem, A. 1

Joyce, W.

Bevite

Furtado, P.

1

Britto, A.

Flym, J.

1

Ketelsen

1

North, J. W.

Behrendt

Frienkel, L.

1

Kopp, C. O.

1

Funny, F.

1

Kedruss, J.

Cochran, D.

Nolle, W.

Freedle,

King, R.

Milton, J. McCurdy, B. H. 1 McDonald, J. 1 Masson, H. B. Mailand

Nunes, J. C.

Rubbert, F. Roskruge, J. Rivet

Rodrigues Roza, A. F.

Smith Scott, W. C. Sladden, T.

Ullmer, A.

1

1

Van der Laan '1

00 -

8

1

1

Carlin, A.

Nexon, A.

Sneill, R.

Clark, G.

Nicholas, A.

1

Groum, H. B.

Scott, D.

1

1

Lawler, R. E.

Nicholls, W.

1

Cruz, S.

Sluders, C.

1

Gutierrez, S. C. 2

Cordeiro, M.

Green, W. S. S. 1

Lipowski, H. Lewis,

Norris, F.

1

Souza, J. M.

6

Ventorino, M. 1

Veroli, L.

Vas, J.

White, H. Whalley, P.

Wadding- ham, A. Wood, J. D. Williams, Mrs. 1

2

Crowen, J.

1

Graham, Capt. 1

Simmons, W.

Wilkinson

Clyatt, W.

1

Green, E.

1

Crawford, J. W. 2

Gilpin, S.

Lambert, J. 1 Lloyd, E. Littleberry, C. 1

Oryan

Schtuter

1

Oldham, R.

Wakeman, H. 1

Salter, A.

Clarke, J

1

Gue, G.

Calcott, C.

1

Gundry, R. S. 2

C. U. H.

2

Gray, H. N.

C

Campbell, D..

Gonsales, J.

McCaskin Morval, F. C. 1 Michael, S. C.

Oneil, M. Osborne, F. Osborne & Co. 1

Wright, W. A. 1

Sattas, J.

Willcox; C. S. 1

1

Sewell

Williamson, A.B.i

Swan, W.

Stewart, H. K. 1

Peres, F.

Stephens, E.

1

J

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's

Ships of War, 6th February, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

a

Cormorant

Euryalus 2 2

Flamer

1

Hardy

1

Haughty Hesper

Melville

P. Charlotte

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Sanspareil

2

1.

3 1

3

Staunch Sphinx

1

-

Weazel

1

3

*

t

46

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7?? FEBRUARY, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD,

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Burometer.

Thermometer.

Jan. Feb.

31,

30.34

65

30.30

1,

30.36

66

30.35

30.24

66

30.19

88853

66

30.30

64

68

30.30

68

67

30.16

66

""

30.03

65

30.00

68

30.00

69

""

30.07

68

30.05

70

30.12

69

>>

5,

30.17

68

30.17

65

30.15

64

6,

30.27

66

30.30

63

30.20

.62

DATE.

1863.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULR.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

|Min, Max,{

6A.M. 3P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARES AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

*I'V 9

17

Jan. 31 28.38 28.42 28.40 28.35|28.3456.30|61.00|57.00|54.00 57.30 56.0055.00 61.15 E

Feb. 128.35 28.40 28.38 28.33 28.3057.00 63.0060.00 55.00 59.00 58.00 55.00 €3.50 ELS

2 28.26 28.28,28.25 28.23 28.2058.00 65.30|60.00|57.30 63.00|59.3057.30 63.50 ESE

328.11 28.14 28.10 28.07 28.0759.00|65.00|62.00 58.00 62.00 60.00 57.00 65.15 S 4 28.12 28.17 28.15 28.10 28.10 62.00 66.00|63.3060.00 64.00 62.00 59.00 66.15 NW

3 E

5 EbS

G ELS

3 Ebs

4

Very fine.

4 E

4

Do.

5 EbS

4

Foggy, wet dew.

4 SWbS

2 SW

3

At 6 A.M. foggy, from 8 A.M. very fine.

1 SE

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Letters. Papers.

Allen, H. L. 2

6

Comby

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Alem?o, S.

1

Goodrich Groves

2

Collard, E. H. 1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the IIongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 6th February, 1863.

Carpenter, R. 1

Letters. Papers

Lets. Paps.

Thomas, J. 1 Telford, F.

Letters. Papers.

Maury, T.

1

Pinto, J.

1

Mille, A.

1

Perpetuo, J. E. 1

1

Matie, F.

Barnarel

1

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

l'oons, A. J.

1

Bell, Capt. Barradas, J. B. 1

2

Hickman, Dr. H. B.

1

Morton, E.

Tucker, B. W. 1

Palma, W.

1

1

Mayer W.

Tayag, S.

1

1

Pellet, A.

1

Dilo, J.

1

Hind, H. W.

? Bird, H.

Martin, T.

Taylor, J.

1

1

Dunn

2

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

Potkinghome

1

Tubb, F.

Murton, N.

Brett & Co. 1

Doral,

1

Harris

Marques, C. M. 1

Pettengill

Therry, J.

Barbosa, R.

Dounan, D.

1

Hide

Todd, J. H.

McNeil, J.

2

Roberts

2

Barton, A.

1

Honis

Mello, J.

1

R. F. A.

1

Brodie & Co. 1

Finlay, J.

Hall, J. A.

Tripp, H. J. H. Talbert

McKinnon, J.

1

B. Birchem&Co. 1

Fabier, J.

Risley,

Hay, Dr. W. G..

Butler, J. B.

1

Ferreira, M. A. 1

Baker, W.

1

Fernandez, L. 2

Jegher, C.

Brand & Co.

1

Floves, B.

1

Jepson, R. C.

Bowen, B.

Fullertem, A. 1

Joyce, W.

Bevite

Furtado, P.

1

Britto, A.

Flym, J.

1

Ketelsen

1

North, J. W.

Behrendt

Frienkel, L.

1

Kopp, C. O.

1

Funny, F.

1

Kedruss, J.

Cochran, D.

Nolle, W.

Freedle,

King, R.

Milton, J. McCurdy, B. H. 1 McDonald, J. 1 Masson, H. B. Mailand

Nunes, J. C.

Rubbert, F. Roskruge, J. Rivet

Rodrigues Roza, A. F.

Smith Scott, W. C. Sladden, T.

Ullmer, A.

1

1

Van der Laan '1

00 -

8

1

1

Carlin, A.

Nexon, A.

Sneill, R.

Clark, G.

Nicholas, A.

1

Groum, H. B.

Scott, D.

1

1

Lawler, R. E.

Nicholls, W.

1

Cruz, S.

Sluders, C.

1

Gutierrez, S. C. 2

Cordeiro, M.

Green, W. S. S. 1

Lipowski, H. Lewis,

Norris, F.

1

Souza, J. M.

6

Ventorino, M. 1

Veroli, L.

Vas, J.

White, H. Whalley, P.

Wadding- ham, A. Wood, J. D. Williams, Mrs. 1

2

Crowen, J.

1

Graham, Capt. 1

Simmons, W.

Wilkinson

Clyatt, W.

1

Green, E.

1

Crawford, J. W. 2

Gilpin, S.

Lambert, J. 1 Lloyd, E. Littleberry, C. 1

Oryan

Schtuter

1

Oldham, R.

Wakeman, H. 1

Salter, A.

Clarke, J

1

Gue, G.

Calcott, C.

1

Gundry, R. S. 2

C. U. H.

2

Gray, H. N.

C

Campbell, D..

Gonsales, J.

McCaskin Morval, F. C. 1 Michael, S. C.

Oneil, M. Osborne, F. Osborne & Co. 1

Wright, W. A. 1

Sattas, J.

Willcox; C. S. 1

1

Sewell

Williamson, A.B.i

Swan, W.

Stewart, H. K. 1

Peres, F.

Stephens, E.

1

J

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's

Ships of War, 6th February, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

a

Cormorant

Euryalus 2 2

Flamer

1

Hardy

1

Haughty Hesper

Melville

P. Charlotte

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Sanspareil

2

1.

3 1

3

Staunch Sphinx

1

-

Weazel

1

3

?

the Hongkong COVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 6th February, 1863.

Acmel Annebella Acadia

Letters. Papers.

3211

P. Somawatty 1 Petersburgh

Preston

2

1

47

Lets. Paps.

Snow Squall 1 Shanghae Star Own

Star of the

North Saldanha Samuel Ap-

1

}

3

16

1

1

1

Sobat Seba

1

pleton S. Russell Swiftsure

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Coniston

2

Good Success

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

3

Kaloomeer Kate Swanton

Nubia

Dunmar

1

Harvest Home 1

Oriental

Alchymist

Duke of Lan-2

Howes

1

Lady Clarendoni

Oithona

Anne Reddin

caster

Hopp?

Lady Ann

8

12

Otterlie

Agra

6

10

Dora

1

Hope

1

Lady McDonald 5

Orga

Adelaide

Desolate

Harvest Queen 1

Ladon

2

Herbert

Perciles

Bhering

East Indian

M. Mitchell

Elizabeth

2

Iskandershaw 1

Marian

Persia Padney

Everdina Eliza-

Indomitable

7

Merbena

1

1

beth

Istamboul

3

Martin Luther 12

1

Ennomia

Imperial

Malabar

1

Mary Whitridge 2

Pluto

J. Vanner

Mary Mildred'

D

J. Littlefield

Migrator

1

Quiepire

1

J. Bruhn

Mischief

Veronica

Fortuna

1

Jupiter

+1

Mary Bradford 1

Resolution

1

Victorie

Condor

Falk

1

J. Temperly 15

Radnagore

Venilia

Coleroon

Coloyan

Friendship Freuella

J. Vinicombs

4

Neville

Rajah

James Marshall 1

Norwood

Rachial

1

Weimouth

Celestial

Forerunner

Julia Ann

3

North Star

1

Raphael

1

Whinfell

Clarissa

10

J

John Paul、

Neptune

Rusthen

3

Crimea

Nyphoon

2

Rapid

Castle

14 7

Calypso

Kalahome Kessington

New York

3

1

1

2

Nova Bella

Siam

1 9

Bombay

Barne Beatrice

Bahia

Charger Comet Cornelia Charmer

2231 good

428122--

Eduardo

Fair Light Fire Fly

Tchernaya Tamana

Virginia Veritas

22

2

23

A

Glendoveer Gala Genoa

NOTICE.

COPY of the Jury List for 1863 is posted up at the Supreme Court House for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies, omissions, &c., must be given in writing to the Acting Registrar, on or before Thursday the Nineteenth day of Fe- bruary instant, in accordance with the Provisions of Section 3 of Ordinance 4 of 1851.

Supreme Court House,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

Hongkong, 5th February, 1863.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Monday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

UNTIL

IT

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

T is hereby notified that the Committee for Sanatory purposes, appointed by His Excel- lency the Acting Governor, under Government Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 1862, is now sitting and will be happy to receive any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

THE

OR O'REILLY,

Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to receive information respecting the above men- tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a “Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

EDWARD MEYER and JOHANNIS MEYER, trading under the Style or Firm of E. & J. MEYER, Plaintiffs,

and

TYE CHEONG, Defendant. HEREAS an action has been commenced

W in this Court at the suit of the above

named Edward Meyer and Johannis Meyer against the above named Tye Cheong, to recover the sum of Fifteen hundred and Ninety-eight Dollars and Thirty-two cents for Goods sold and deli- vered and upon an account stated, and it being alleged that the said Tye Cheong does not reside within the Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Sixteenth day of February next, wherein Thomas Sherman and George Snelling are gar- nishees.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DF GALLE, TH

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON; also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

TH NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam - ship

BENARES, Capt. WRIGHT, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Sunday, the 15th February, 1863, at 9 A.M.

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

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and Pas- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY's Office, Hong- kong.

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 Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 3rd February, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad- mitted a Partner in our Firm, which now consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE. ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

M'

China, 1st Janpary, 1863.

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

R. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WILD, has been

Madmitted a Partner in our Firm, from 1st

GILMAN & Co.

China, 24th November, 1862.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any | July last. time before Final Judgment in this action, the said Thomas Sherman and George Suelling, or either of them or any person on their or his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island inti- tuled "An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent

from the Colony" the said Attachment may be MR.

dissolved.

HENRY KINGSMILL, Plaintiffs' Attorney. Dated this 31st day of January, 1863.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and MR. ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho- rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

Western Con-} 4

Wyoming

West Australian3

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. H. H. KENNEDY in our Firm ceased and deter- mined on 31st December, 1861, and Mr. THOMAS DAVID NEAVE was admitted a Partner on the 1st January last.

.

ROBERT SMITH & Co. London, 24th November, 1862.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, 1862.

HE undersigned, having been appointed Agents For the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

TH

NOTICE.

THE interest of Mr. JOHN DARBY GIBB in

our Firm ceased upon 30th June lust. Mr. WILLIAM HENRY GIBB was admitted a Partner on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 30th January, 1863.

THE

NOTICE.

HE Contract for Printing and Publishing the Hongkong Government Gazette having been undertaken at this Office, ADVERTISEMENTS intended for publication therein should be addressed accordingly, and Parties wishing to become Subs- cribers will please notify their wishes to the under- signed.

TERMS:

Subscription per Annum, payable in ad-

vance,

Single copies to Subscribers, each,

Do. to non-Subscribers, each, Advertisements of Five lines and under,

Do.

in Chinese--for 25 Char- racters and under, Repetition, half the price.

$10.00

25

33

1.00

1.00

Subscribers to the Honghong Government Gazette who may not receive regularly their copies will please notify the same to the under- signed.

D. NORONHA,

Printer to the Hongkong Government.

Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 2d January, 1863.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

Pray have VISITING CARDS printed on

them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORON 'IA. Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OSWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

:

?

the Hongkong COVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 6th February, 1863.

Acmel Annebella Acadia

Letters. Papers.

3211

P. Somawatty 1 Petersburgh

Preston

2

1

47

Lets. Paps.

Snow Squall 1 Shanghae Star Own

Star of the

North Saldanha Samuel Ap-

1

}

3

16

1

1

1

Sobat Seba

1

pleton S. Russell Swiftsure

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Coniston

2

Good Success

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

3

Kaloomeer Kate Swanton

Nubia

Dunmar

1

Harvest Home 1

Oriental

Alchymist

Duke of Lan-2

Howes

1

Lady Clarendoni

Oithona

Anne Reddin

caster

Hopp?

Lady Ann

8

12

Otterlie

Agra

6

10

Dora

1

Hope

1

Lady McDonald 5

Orga

Adelaide

Desolate

Harvest Queen 1

Ladon

2

Herbert

Perciles

Bhering

East Indian

M. Mitchell

Elizabeth

2

Iskandershaw 1

Marian

Persia Padney

Everdina Eliza-

Indomitable

7

Merbena

1

1

beth

Istamboul

3

Martin Luther 12

1

Ennomia

Imperial

Malabar

1

Mary Whitridge 2

Pluto

J. Vanner

Mary Mildred'

D

J. Littlefield

Migrator

1

Quiepire

1

J. Bruhn

Mischief

Veronica

Fortuna

1

Jupiter

+1

Mary Bradford 1

Resolution

1

Victorie

Condor

Falk

1

J. Temperly 15

Radnagore

Venilia

Coleroon

Coloyan

Friendship Freuella

J. Vinicombs

4

Neville

Rajah

James Marshall 1

Norwood

Rachial

1

Weimouth

Celestial

Forerunner

Julia Ann

3

North Star

1

Raphael

1

Whinfell

Clarissa

10

J

John Paul、

Neptune

Rusthen

3

Crimea

Nyphoon

2

Rapid

Castle

14 7

Calypso

Kalahome Kessington

New York

3

1

1

2

Nova Bella

Siam

1 9

Bombay

Barne Beatrice

Bahia

Charger Comet Cornelia Charmer

2231 good

428122--

Eduardo

Fair Light Fire Fly

Tchernaya Tamana

Virginia Veritas

22

2

23

A

Glendoveer Gala Genoa

NOTICE.

COPY of the Jury List for 1863 is posted up at the Supreme Court House for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies, omissions, &c., must be given in writing to the Acting Registrar, on or before Thursday the Nineteenth day of Fe- bruary instant, in accordance with the Provisions of Section 3 of Ordinance 4 of 1851.

Supreme Court House,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

Hongkong, 5th February, 1863.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Monday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

UNTIL

IT

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

T is hereby notified that the Committee for Sanatory purposes, appointed by His Excel- lency the Acting Governor, under Government Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 1862, is now sitting and will be happy to receive any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

THE

OR O'REILLY,

Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to receive information respecting the above men- tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a “Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

EDWARD MEYER and JOHANNIS MEYER, trading under the Style or Firm of E. & J. MEYER, Plaintiffs,

and

TYE CHEONG, Defendant. HEREAS an action has been commenced

W in this Court at the suit of the above

named Edward Meyer and Johannis Meyer against the above named Tye Cheong, to recover the sum of Fifteen hundred and Ninety-eight Dollars and Thirty-two cents for Goods sold and deli- vered and upon an account stated, and it being alleged that the said Tye Cheong does not reside within the Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Sixteenth day of February next, wherein Thomas Sherman and George Snelling are gar- nishees.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DF GALLE, TH

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON; also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

TH NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam - ship

BENARES, Capt. WRIGHT, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Sunday, the 15th February, 1863, at 9 A.M.

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

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and Pas- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY's Office, Hong- kong.

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 Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 3rd February, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad- mitted a Partner in our Firm, which now consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE. ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

M'

China, 1st Janpary, 1863.

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

R. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WILD, has been

Madmitted a Partner in our Firm, from 1st

GILMAN & Co.

China, 24th November, 1862.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any | July last. time before Final Judgment in this action, the said Thomas Sherman and George Suelling, or either of them or any person on their or his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island inti- tuled "An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent

from the Colony" the said Attachment may be MR.

dissolved.

HENRY KINGSMILL, Plaintiffs' Attorney. Dated this 31st day of January, 1863.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and MR. ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho- rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

Western Con-} 4

Wyoming

West Australian3

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. H. H. KENNEDY in our Firm ceased and deter- mined on 31st December, 1861, and Mr. THOMAS DAVID NEAVE was admitted a Partner on the 1st January last.

.

ROBERT SMITH & Co. London, 24th November, 1862.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, 1862.

HE undersigned, having been appointed Agents For the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

TH

NOTICE.

THE interest of Mr. JOHN DARBY GIBB in

our Firm ceased upon 30th June lust. Mr. WILLIAM HENRY GIBB was admitted a Partner on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 30th January, 1863.

THE

NOTICE.

HE Contract for Printing and Publishing the Hongkong Government Gazette having been undertaken at this Office, ADVERTISEMENTS intended for publication therein should be addressed accordingly, and Parties wishing to become Subs- cribers will please notify their wishes to the under- signed.

TERMS:

Subscription per Annum, payable in ad-

vance,

Single copies to Subscribers, each,

Do. to non-Subscribers, each, Advertisements of Five lines and under,

Do.

in Chinese--for 25 Char- racters and under, Repetition, half the price.

$10.00

25

33

1.00

1.00

Subscribers to the Honghong Government Gazette who may not receive regularly their copies will please notify the same to the under- signed.

D. NORONHA,

Printer to the Hongkong Government.

Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 2d January, 1863.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

Pray have VISITING CARDS printed on

them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORON 'IA. Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OSWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

:

DIE

ET

?QUI MAL · Y

MON

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 7.

No. 16.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. X.

     It is hereby notified that, as it is obligatory to take delivery of the Vessel purchased by this Government for conversion into a Convict Hulk, it has become necessary to fill up the Office of Superintendent from the applications already received, and His Excellency the Acting Governor has accordingly been pleased to appoint

Mr. W. R. WILLIAMSON

to be Superintendent of Convicts on the said Hulk and on Stone Cutters' Island.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th February, 1863.

?. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 17.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     Notice is hereby given that the Sying-poon Market will be ready for occupation on the 1st of April. next.

     Parties desirous of obtaining Stalls are required to register their names at the Office of the Surveyor General, and on the 25th of March, at 3 P.M. at the said Market parties so having their names registered will be entitled to draw lots for Stalls in accordance with the provisions of the Markets' Ordinance, No. 9 of 1858.

Seventy-two Stalls will be available in the Market.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 15.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     The following Returns showing the Shipping and Emigration at the Port of Victoria, Hongkong, during the year 1862, and such portion of its Trade as could, in the absence of a Custom House, be officially ascertained by the Harbour Master's Department, are published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

DIE

ET

?QUI MAL · Y

MON

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 7.

No. 16.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. X.

     It is hereby notified that, as it is obligatory to take delivery of the Vessel purchased by this Government for conversion into a Convict Hulk, it has become necessary to fill up the Office of Superintendent from the applications already received, and His Excellency the Acting Governor has accordingly been pleased to appoint

Mr. W. R. WILLIAMSON

to be Superintendent of Convicts on the said Hulk and on Stone Cutters' Island.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th February, 1863.

?. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 17.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     Notice is hereby given that the Sying-poon Market will be ready for occupation on the 1st of April. next.

     Parties desirous of obtaining Stalls are required to register their names at the Office of the Surveyor General, and on the 25th of March, at 3 P.M. at the said Market parties so having their names registered will be entitled to draw lots for Stalls in accordance with the provisions of the Markets' Ordinance, No. 9 of 1858.

Seventy-two Stalls will be available in the Market.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 15.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     The following Returns showing the Shipping and Emigration at the Port of Victoria, Hongkong, during the year 1862, and such portion of its Trade as could, in the absence of a Custom House, be officially ascertained by the Harbour Master's Department, are published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

k

..

C

No. 1.-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels entered at the Port of Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong from each Country in the year 1862. BRITISH.

;

50

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT. GAZETTE, 14TM FEBRUARY,

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

COUNTRIES WHENCE ARRIVED.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

<0.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vossels.

Great Britain,

74

Continent of Europe,

1

United States of America,

3

3,126

Tons. Crews. Vessela.

42,400 1,034 4 555 12

46]

Tons. Crews. Vessels. 1,904 54 78

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews, Vessela.

Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

44,304 1,088

41

27,290

572

...

...

...

555

:

41

27,290

572

115

12

22

6,693

275

C9,590 1,006

1,904 54

119.

22

...

3

India and Singapore,

3,125]

46

41

105

77,353 1,885

Australia and New Zealand,

25

12,630

335

19

3,976

9.370

80

110

81.329 1,965|

31,933 904

6,693

275

23

7,248

287

...

31

45

19,751

630

30,593 420

2,300

23

72

64,926 1,324||

44

37,459 950

71,594 1,660

7,248!

287

31

30,693

420

75

48

22,051

68,052 1,370

678

150

231

44

Callao,...

22,000

56C

15

7,750

97,104 2,515

7

6,276 128

216

4,014 102 211

157

11,764 318

103.380 2,643

40

20,380

551

25

455

12

Cape of Good Hope,

1,409

13,384

3331

65

26

2

1,864)

33,704

881

38

1

455

12

Java and other Islands in the Indian Archipelago,

...

1,109) 26

2

1,864 38

3 1,419 38

1,419

:

...

38

7

Phillipine Islands,..

2,989 86

...

3

2,274

44)

2.989 86

10

4.408

124

2,274

4.1

30

Siam,

9,560

43-1

101

182

31

4,408)

121

23

10,907

290

9,742

4-13

331

11,834

478

10,907

182

296

125

Japan,........

56,421 2,688

31

125

12

3,885

140

450

13

13

4,335

56,421 2,688

12,016)

487

148

67,328 2,984

153

12

Polynesia,

5,289 156)

:

...

148

12

5,289 156

24

67,828 2,984

9,174

296

1

4501

18

...

Vancouver's Island,

41

915

4.1

25

9.6241 309

...

1

300

12

915 44

4

915

44

1

360

12

:

4

915

44

Coast of China and Formosa,

281 113,224 4,628 76

1

32,873 1,397

360

357 146,097 6,025

12

276 119,242 5,605| 94

42,937 1,333}

1

370 162,179 6,638

557 232,466 9,933||

170

75,810 2,730)

727

360

308,276 12,663

12

TOTAL...

531 268,133 8,470 105

48,573 1,775

636|| 316,706 10,245||

619|||290,688 11,322j 135 81,435 1,938 754 372,123 13,200 1,150 558,82119,792

240 130,008 3,715 1,390 688,829 23,505

ROBT. MCMURDO,

Acting Harbour Master.

ROBT. MCMURDO, Acting Harbour Master.

BRITISH.

No. 2.-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels cleared at the Port of Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong to each Country in the year 1862.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

COUNTRIES TO WHICH DEPARTED.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL

WITH CARGoes.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vossels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

Vancouver's Island,

Siam,

Amoor River,.

Great Britain,

Continent of Europe,.

United States of America,

West Indies,

Cape of Good Hope,

India and Singapore.

Australia and New Zealand,

Manila,

Japan,..

15

9,846

240

15

9,846 240

. 2,706)

65.

2,766

651

20

12,612|

305

...

...

:

...

685

201

32

685

2,875

47

?

824

685)

32

...

2,875

47

42

40,231

12,612

6851

305

32

925

42!

5,073

961

40,231

9251

45

5,073

43,106]

972)

45

96

43,106

972

1,078

26

1,078 26

5,073

961

5,078

96

58,027 1,192 16!

9,576

288

86

62,603 1,480

1,078

26

21

13

1.078

5,491

26

152

23

15,344 341

36

4,324|

20,835

496

83

134

9

4,824

1341

3,954

58,518 1,344

39

24,920

6821

122

78

497

12

251

:

3,954!

.78

83,438 1,976

15

14,545

8,278]

212

390

261

15,042 402

15)

3,886

15!

206

53

36,495

8,278

212

8921

68

10

2,333

128

428

12

11

2,761

40,881 1,098

16

4,383 218 78

140

2,196]

69

51,040 1,282

941

1,174 22

3,3701

55,423 1,500

91

16

4,529

197

1,602 3-1}

18

:

261

10.

6,131

231

261

10

4

1,470

1

261

10

49

13

4,607 198

17 6,077 247

I

251

10,2:19

325

68

39,630

261

10

950 931

40,879 1,275

29

11,719

371

81

Java & other Islands in the Oriental Archipelago,

...

3

918

35,237 1,148

110!

37

2

540

251

4

Coast of China and Formosa,

353 150,074) 5,623, 71

2,200 49 44,332 1,291,

TOTAL,..

473 231,137 7,572 130

2,740 741 424 194,406 6,914| 75,688 2,228 603 306,825 9,800

918 87

918

37

...

6

3,228

338 132,858) 5,141) 119

71

58,000 2,081)

457

3,228

190,048 7,222

71

540

25

10

C91

282,932 10,764)

190

5,128 120 102,422 3,372)

12;

918

5,968] 145 881 385,354 14,136

46,956 1,522

37

457 203,495 7,040|

270 144,961 4,360]

727 348,456 11,400

$30

434,632 14,612

400 220,649 6,588 1,330 655,281|21,200

655,281 2

1363.

51

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

No. 3.-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels of each Nation ENTERED at the Port of Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong in the Year 1862.

ENTERED.

NATIONALITY OF VESSELS.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews.

Vessels. Tons. Crews.

British,

American,

French,

Dutch,

Danish,

Hanoverian,

Bremen,..

531 268,133

8,470. 105 48,573 1,775

636 316,706 10,245

185 142,438

3,165

71

61,593

1,207

256 | 204,031

4,372

32 13,226

421

5

1,345

39

37 14,571

460

30

12,046

392

6

1,966

74

36

14,012

466

49 13,194

580

9

3,677

98

58

16,871

678

12. 2,720

130

1

314

-10

13

3,934

140

20

5,624

195

1,120

34

24

6,744

229

?

Lubeck,

Hamburg, Belgian,.. Oldenburgh,

Swedish,

...

Norwegian,

Russian,

124

43,393

2,604

5,514

236

146

48,907

2,840

1

294

11

1

294

11

1,518

51

5

1,518

51

993

31

3

993

31

2,036

95

797

?

? ?

1,140

46

4

1,120

5

1,865

52

1

173

Prussian,

Spanish,

Portuguese,

Peruvian,.

Chilian,

New Granadian,

Turkish,.

11

3,039

122

31

7,877

548

1

329

7

2,182

123

1

261

1

1,300

22

1

1,409

2

1,005

22

3

974

31

e

2

476

*** *** 2

:

32

11

2,833

127

44

8

2,260

* 90

8

6

2,038

60

11

3,039

122

13

32

8,206

561

13

2,443

136

24

2,709

46

1,005

1 22

21

1,450

52

1

377

19

1

377

19

Hawaiian,

Siamese,.

1

455

12

1

455

12

84 32,992

2,650

Total,.

1,150 558,821 19,792

4 1,341

240 130,008

85

88

34,333

2,735

3,713

1,390 688,829 23,505

ROBT. MCMURDO, Acting Harbour Master.

No. 4.---NUMBER, Tonnage, and CREWS of Vessels of each Nation CLEARED at the Port of Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong in the Year 1862.

CLEARED.

NATIONALITY OF VESSELS.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels. Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews.

Vessels. Tons. Crews.

British, American,

473 231,137 7,572

130 75,688

2,228

603 306,825 9,800

136 101,583

2,310

107 88,280

1,820

243 189,863

4,130

      French, Dutch, .:

Danish,

?

Hanoverian,

19 8,098

248

18

6,300

235

37 14,398

483

24

8,970

298

15

6,297

182

39

15,267

480

38

11,171

456

17

5,387

196

55

16,558

652

14 3,225

150

5

1,311

48

19

4,536

198

Bremen,..

Hamburg,

Belgian,..

Oldenburg,

?

Lubeck,

19 4,009

198

6

1,760

58

25

6.429

256

99

28,941

1,086

38

11,821

440

137

40,762

1,526

291

9

1

294

9

1,121

37

1,121

37

1

331

10

1

331

10

662

20

Swedish,

?

Norwegian, Russian,. Prussian, Spanish, Portuguese, Peruvian, Chilian,

New Granadian,

Turkish,.

Hawaiian, Siamese,..

4

1,129

43

3

957

30

2,086

73

1,277

46

1

382

10

1,659

56

3

589

28

3

1,589

44

6

2,178

72

6 2,375

58

3

774

31

9

3,149

89

21

5,037

378

11

3,214

196

32

8,251

574

8

2,313

128

3

1,159

45

11

3,472

173

1

1,409

24

1,409

24

1,230

26

2

1,230

26

2

720

23

?

2

?

476

20

1,196

43

377

18

377

18

2

222

?

54 21,238

18 1,518

2

222

18

31 12,099 925

85 33,337

2,443

Total,.

930 434,632 14,612

400 220,649 6,588

1,330 655,281 21,200

ROBT. MCMURDO, Acting Harbour Master.

52

THE HONGKOng governmENT GAZETTE, 14?? FEBRUARY, 1363.

ROBT. MCMURDO, Acting Harbour Master.

No. 5.-TOTAL NUMBER, TONNAGE, AND CREWS OF VESSELS ENTERED AT THE PORT OF VICTORIA IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG IN THE YEAR 1862

TOTAL.

BRITISH.

NAME OF PORT.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

Victoria, Hongkong,

TOTAL;

....

Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. 531 268,133 8,470 531 268,133 8,470| 105

105

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

FOREIGN.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARgoes.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

135

Tons. Crews. Vis.

81,435 1,938). 754

Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vis. Tons. Crews. Vls. 372,123 13,260 1,150 558,821|19,792| 240 130,008 3,713 1,390 688,829 23,505

Tons.

Crews.

81,435 1,938| 754 372,123 13,260 1,150 558,821|19,792 240 130,008 3,713 1,390 688,829 23,505

Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. 48,573 1,775| 636 316,70610,245] 619 290,68811,322|| 48,573 1,775 636 316,706 10,245|| 619 290,688 11,322 135 No. 6.-TOTAL NUMBER, TONNAGE, AND CREWS OF VESSELS CLEARED AT THE PORT OF VICTORIA IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG IN THE YEAR 1862.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

NAME OF PORT.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Victoria, Hongkong,

TOTAL,

....

Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. TONS. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vis. Tons. Crews. Vis. Tous. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vis. 473 231,137 7,572 130 75,688 2,228) 603 306,825 9,800| 457 203,495 7,040| 270 144,961| 4,360} 473 231,137 7,572| 130 75,688 2,228| 603 300,825 9,800 457 203,495 7,040|| 270 144,961 4,360]

Tons.

Crews.

727 348,456 11,400|

727| 348,456|11,400

930 434,63214,612||

400-220,649|| 6,588 1,330

655,281|21,200

930 434,632 14,612

400 220,649 6,588 1,330 655,281 21,200

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

No. 7.-RETURN OF EMIGRANT SHIPS cleared by the Emigration Officer, Hongkong, during the year ending 31st December,

1862.

53

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

             DATE NO. CLEARED

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

OF WHAT PORT.

MASTER'S NAME. WHITHER BOUND.

REMARKS.

M.

F.

M. | F.

1862.

2

H

6

7

"

January 2| Pons ?l?

7 Virginie

18 Moonlight

Febr. 11 Maggie Miller

5 March 5 Washington

8

9

"

7 Victor

8 Lotus

12 Daphne

15 Zingara

17 Torrent

427 Melbourne 540 Cherbourg 820 Boston 1332 Liverpool

H. Archbald Levecque J. B. Breck

Sydney

199

211

::

San Francisco

176

24

F. P. Johns

Trinidad

364

170

10

1250 Boston

J. F. Colburn

San Francisco

460

747

R. Crowell

231

70

97

660

J. Leckie

258

""

14

15 April

""

12 Golconda

15 Competitor

???

26

28

29 June 28 | Dictator

10

"

11

19 Persia

""

12

""

27 Granger

13

29 Mercedes

""

31

Phantom

""

1

Sir George Seymoure

16

1

Robin Hood

17

2 Lord Lyndhurst

18

8 Lucretia

""

19

20

29.

21

"

18 Stor King

22

23 Windward

23

May

1 Genghis Khan

24

Benjamin Howard

25

2

Buena Vista

"

8

War Hawk

"

27

13

Ocean Rover

""

21

Sagamore

1047 New York

""

715 641 Boston 1683 London

740

"

615 Valparaiso 1147 New York

851 London 1181 Boston

550 Hongkong 900 Boston

J. A. Havener

409

D. H. Newbegin

268

34

R. Carlton

286

J. H. Smith

Demerara

404 112

9

F. C. Hausen

San Francisco

318

T. 4. Ebeling

3021

29

H. J. Sargent

380

42

""

R. Vogwell S. Taylor

Demerara

281

38

San Francisco

377

R. H. Abbot

Brisbane

268

J. Harding

San Francisco

205

1003

"

871

"

"

1370

818 New Bedford

1274 Liverpool

J. Purington

E. Leckie

C. Callaghan

721 Copenhagen C. J. Klitgaard

547 Boston

1068

""

776 Portsmouth 1160

W. Ayres

L. L. Simmons C. F. Briard

403

"

318

""

411

"

H. P. Hamlin E. Phelan

297

""

Demerara

401

97

San Francisco

281

Guichen Bay

299

San Francisco

843

235

52 32

17

65

12

"

W. H. Treadwell

496

"

30 July

21

Aurora

32

31 October 15 Washington

Dec. 24 Henry Brigham

1296 New York 1393, Salem 1250 Boston 1065, Medford

G. M. Phillips

170

"}

W. H. Clough

188

?

J. F. Colburn

212

"J

J. R. Potter

242

"

TOTAL TONS,.

30,458

TOTAL PASSENGERS,·

9,693

681

30

SUMMARY.

To San Prancisco, ? - ?

32

Australian Colonies,.

""

British West Indies,.

TOTAL,

30

17

7,266

264

:

A

977

1,450 417

28

15

9,693 681

30

17

ROBT. MCMURDO,

Acting Emigration Officer.

?

:::

Lost on Pratas, Shoals Passen- gers brought back.

J

5. 2 American 1,250 641

R. Smith J. F. Colburn

""

R. Carlton

899 British

D. Stephens

698

""

Feb.

1,098 American

J. Steele

54

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

No. 8.-RETURN of Vessels bringing Chinese Passengers to the Port of Victoria, Hongkong from places out of China, during the year ending 31st December, 1862.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

No.

DATE ARRIVED.

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

COLOURS.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHERE FROM.

REMARKS.

M.

F.

M.

.F.

1 2 3 4 LO CO

1862. Jan.

13 Tropic

2

""

14 Washington

A

2 B

43

3

22 Torrent

"

22 Harkawa y

26 Summer Cloud

6 Contest

W. Sabiston

Sydney

89

Melbourne

480

247

""

402

""

Sydney

161

C

San Francisco

60

7

10

Lucretia

9001

""

""

J. Harding

350

""

8

March 8

Benjamin Howard

721 Danish

C. F. Klitgaard

62

""

9

11

Ocean Rover

""

776 American

C. Briard

80

""

10

17

"}

11 April 18

Storm King Margaret Eliza

1,370

C. Callaghan

27

12

30

Florence

""

13

30

Comet

""

560 British 1,045] American 1,830

R. Robinson

Sydney

171

E. D. Wadsworth

San Francisco

27

E. Todd

24

""

""

14 May

11

M. A. Wilson

944 British

J. H. Smith

Melbourne

392

A

15

15 Typhoon

1,643 American

J. S. Salter

Singapore

57

16

22 Aurora-

""

17

"

C

18

19

24 Charger

27 Kiangtze

28 Oithona

1,393 1,100 1,086

"

W. H. Clough

San Francisco

44

J. B. Hatch

47

""

""

""

G. Berry

Singapore

64

766 British

W. Holmes

Melbourne

118

E

20 Jrne

3 Roska.

250 Danish

Nissen

Singapore

30

21

600] Siamese

22

23

24

25

26

? ? ? ? ? ?

""

""

23

""

27

26

Neuhoff

""

28 July

9 Lotus

30

31

32

33

34 Aug.

1 Goldfinder

29

""

10

Dunphaile Castle

15

Borneo

">

99

16

Washington

""

23

Mary & Louisa

30

Borderer

5 Ocean Queen

16 Picciola

20 Jupiter-

23 Avon

24 Willy

26 Eagle Wing

232 Hamburg 480 Danish 946 American 300 Bremen 1,174 American

380 Danish 660 American

720 British

557 Dutch

1,250 American

J. C. Hoyrup A. Howes Hageman H. S. Kelly Kross

J. Leckie

C. B. Cow Goularte

Bangkok Singapore Melbourne Sydney

M. Jessen

50

G. A. Potil

60

160

60

Singapore

90

San Francisco

60

Singapore

22

San Francisco

100

Sydney

58

Singapore

51

J. F. Colburn

San Francisco

50

35

""

3 Kennington

36

17 Volunteer

""

37

""

18 Rapid

38

""

18 Kate Hooper

39

>

20 | Senator

40

""

21 Continent

41

""

21 Shen shaw

43

44

11

,,

45

15

""

G8RR3828****&**OOOAALA

46

""

47

""

25 Antagonist

48.

30 Eureka

42 Sept.

6 Storm King

7 Joshua Bates

Atrevida

Southern Cross

24? Violet

""

450 Siamese 1,488 American 300] Siamese 1,032 American 806 British 1,370 American

560 British 457

938 American

497 British 287

818 American

Edwards

R. Brown Lampe Johnston

B. H. Thumler J. E. Howland Gillham

C. Callaghan Walker C. H. Bisset Howes

J. G. Piton

B. F. Cutler

""

San Francisco Melbourne Sydney

497 561 British 300 Siamese 725 British 143

B. Jones

""

Singapore

100

John H. Wood

60

""

E. de Silva

Bangkok Singapore

80

56

29

""

Bangkok

38

San Francisco

74

Bangkok

23

Singapore

70

27

35

31?

60

San Francisco Sydney

80

87

W. F. Williams

63

""

HQ 4

G

Melbourne

242

49

30 War Hawk

""

1,068

L. L. Simmons

San Francisco

30

""

Oct.

2 Inchinnan

527 British

F. Fogg

Singapore

56

5 Sarah H. Snow

""

425 American

Rouse

80

""

52

""

7 George Lee

647

""

53

8 Flying Eagle

1,094

D. H. Barston Walden

San Francisco

65

60

""

54

19 Indore

"}

679 British

55

21 Candace

""

360 Danish

J. A. Brown Shaw

Singapore

30

34

56

""

24

Morning Star

57

27

Western Continent

""

7,105 American 1,287

N. F. Foster

San Francisco

30

58

Nov.

7 Viola

678 British

59

11 Shand

""

60

20 Henry Moore

775 1,117

>>

""

""

23 Henry Brigham

62

Dec.

2? Elgin

63

5 Aurora

""

64

18 Schah Jehan

"

65

"9

24 Tynemouth

66

25? Rattler

>>

67

"}

30 Congo

Total,..

1,068 American

396 British 1,393 American

696 British 1,142

""

1,120 American

425 Danish

54,012

SUMMARY.

W. Lull

Batty

A. Moscrop Steward Potter E. A. Woods

103

"2

Singapore

57

Sydney

200

I

Singapore

29

San Francisco

256

Singapore

521

W. H. Clough

San Francisco

400

A. Passons A. Hellyer

Melbourne

318

J

San Francisco

136

10

Alury

*170

""

Christiansen

Melbourne

153

TOTAL PASSENGERS,.

7,386

10

???

2

From Australian Colonies,..

"

San Francisco,..

(

""

""

Singapore, Bangkok,.

A

B

C.

D

E.

F

G.

H....

I

J

?

3,771

2,370

10

1,054

191

TOTAL,...

7,386

10

Q

""

""

.brought 2,608 Ounces of Gold.

13,637 do.

4,591}

do.

do.

do.

""

10,723 do.

do.

2,280

do.

do.

"

1,528

do.

do.

2,570$

do.

do.

23

19,013

do.

do.

4,137

do.

do.

""

6,624

do.

do.

:

:::

ROBT. MCMURDO,

Acting Emigration Officer.

<

i

No. 18.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

55

       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. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1863.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the month ending 31st January, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

?

$825,398. $400,000.

J. McDOUALL, Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1863.

?

       I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 12th February, 1863.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 19.

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,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Branch of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China in Hongkong for the month ending 31st January, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

$700,746. $300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON,

Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, Hongkong, 1st February, 1863.

      I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 13th February, 1863.

No. 20.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

It is hereby notified that Government Notifications Nos. 94 and 128 of 17th September and 11th December last are cancelled, and that the Banks whose Notes are received and will be received until further notice at the Colonial Treasury and by the Sub-Collectors of Colonial Revenue, are the following: The Oriental Bank Corporation.

The Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,

and

The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

56

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT, GAZETTE, 14TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

Feb.

7,

30.38

62

8,

30.33

61

"

?

? ? ? ? ??

""

9,

30.25

61

""

10,

30.32

.62

11,

30.33

85523

30.30

61

30.32

61

30.30

63

30.20

63

30.22

64

30.24

63

30.30

66

30.24

66

A

63

30.31

65

30.30

65

12,

30.36

65

30.33

65

30.30

66

13.

30.26

66

30.23

-67

30.20

68

DATE.

*

BAROMETER.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 r.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

C

6 A.M.

Noor

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

6 P.M.

REMARKS AS to Weather.

6A.M..3 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dira. F.

|Min. Max.

Very fine; heavy squalls of wind during past night.

2 Slight fog, fine.

1863.

Feb.

7 28.33 28.39 28.36 28.31 28.30 52.00 51.30 51.15 51.00 50.30 49.30 51.00 54.00 EbN 8 28.32 28.35 28.30 28.2628.2651.30 56.00|56.00|50.00|53.00 53.30 50.00 57.50 NE?E

2

3 NE

2 NE

3

6 A.M. fog, wet dew; afternoon fine.

11

10

19

11

9 28.27 28.31 28.30 28.26 28.2653.30 58.15 55.00 52.0056.00 54.0051.00 58.30 Ebs

28.31 28.36 28.32 28.29 28.2953.30 59.00 57.30 53.00 57.00 56.00 53.00 59.50 ENE 28.34 28.39 28.38 28.35 28.35 54.30 62.0060.00 54.00 58.30 57.30 54.00 62.00 EUN

2 SE

0 E

2 NE

2

EbN

3 NbW

?

??

12

28.36 28.38 28.34 28.28 28.27 55.00 58.00|56.00 53.0055.00 55.00 53.00 58.30 EbN

4 ENE

7 ELS

2 NE

7 Ebs

2

7

13 28.30 28.33 28.29 28.24 28.2457.00 61.30 60.30 55,0058.1559.00 54.30 62.00 EBS

3 E

4 E

""

6 A.M. fog, wet dew; from 9 A.M. fine.

Do.: from 8.30 A.M. very fine; heavy squalls of wind during past night.

Very fine, though moderate gale during the day. 2 Very fine.

No. 2.-LIST of DEAD LETTERS which have been returned from the General Post Office in London and other places for the various reasons assigned upon them addressed as undermentioned, the writers of which can obtain them on application.

Barrett, Mr. H., No. 13 Peel Street, Silver Street, Kensington, London, 1 Bietty, Miss A., No. 1 Hooper Square, Lemon Street, White chapel,

London,

1

1

Buchanan, Andrew, Fayetteville, Tennessee, U.S.A.,

1

Cunly, Cadet Clifton U. S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1 Chillen, Captain, barque Humphrey Nelson, 30 Arbor Square, Com-

mercial Road, London,.......

Howard, Mrs. D., No. 55 Mabbot Street, Dublin, Ireland, Lynch, Mrs. Catherine, No. 4 Mary Street, Cork, Ireland, Maguire, Miss Jessie, 11 Pointow Street off Lime Street, Liverpool, McKay, Mr. William, Merchant, Charleston, S.C., U.S.A.,

...

1

Middleton, Mrs. Arthur, Charleston, South Carolina,.

McKea, Mrs. Ann, care of S. H. Parker, Esq., Richmond, Virginia,

U.S.A.,

1

1

Day, Miss L., No. 1 Hooper Square, Lemon Street, White chapel, Lon-

don,

1

C

Edwards, Sir Brian C., K.C.B., No. 7, Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park,

London,

Phillips, Mr. Jonas D., No. 49, Jay Street, New York, U.S.A., Sayers, A. L., Mr. Gerrett, Grove Street, Randels Market, Poplar, New

Town, London,

1

1

1

Forrest, Mrs. D. A., Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.,

5

Smith, Miss Ann, care of Mrs. West, MacBetmans Arms, Liverpool, Smith, Mr. George, Kennington Cross, Kennington, London,

1

Fulton, Esq., John S., Fayetteville, Tennessee,

2

Smith, Mr. Augustine A., Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.,..

1

Firth and Sons, Messrs. Edwin, Yorkshire, England,

1

Furman, D.D., Rev. Richard, Greenville, South Carolina, Confederate

States of America,.

Smith, Miss Jane, No. 26 Buckingham Terrace, Great Western Road,

Glasgow,

1

1

Taylor, Elder James, Richmond, Virginia,

1

Favice, Monsieur Auguste, Commissaire de la Marine, ? Toulon, France, 1 Goodwin, Miss. Francis, at Mrs. Aldridge, No. 15 Church Road West,

 Islington (8 doors past the Scotch Church) London, Holden, Mr., 66 Provost Street, Hoxton, London,

1

Ward, Miss Annie, Post Office, Bishops Road, Bayswater, London,. Woodhouse, Miss, 4 Lansdowne Terrace, Notting Hill, Way, Rev. R. T., Ricebord, Liberty County, Georgia, Walton, Miss E. A., St. Augustine, East, Florida,

1

F. W. MITCHELL,

Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1863.

{

THE

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Supreme Court, will be held on Wednesday the 18th day of February, A.d. 1863, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By the Court,

NOTICE.

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

COPY of the Jury List for 1863 is posted up at the Supreme Court House for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies, omissions, &c., must be given in writing to the Acting Registrar, on or before Thursday the Nineteenth day of Fe- bruary instant, in accordance with the Provisions of Section 3 of Ordinance 4 of 1851.

Supreme Court House,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

Hongkong, 5th February, 1863.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG.

UNTIL

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Monday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES,

NOTICE.

Clerk of Court.

T is hereby notified that the Committee for

I

lency the Acting Governor, under Government Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 1862, is now sitting and will be happy to receive any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR O'REILLY.

THE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

Treceive information respecting the above men- tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. It is stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, MARSEILLES.

ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, CALCUTTA.

N Thursday, the 26th instant, at Noon, the

ON Thursday, Steam-ship "DONNAI,”

Commandant FAVIER, H.I.M.N., with Her Bri-

tannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:

At Alexandria, with the Company's and the Austrian Lloyds Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece. Corfu, and Trieste :

ΜΕ

MESSRS,

NOTICE.

57

TESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

R. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WILD, has been admitted a Partner in our Firm, from 1st

At Messina, with the Company's Semi-weekly Mail Steamers for Malta and all Italian Ports:

At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Stearner for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid.

Cargo and Specie will be registered for London | July last. as well as for Marseilles, and accepted in transit through Marseilles for the principal places of Europe.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels, at a pre- mium of 14 per cent upon Merchandize, and ? per cent on Treasure, from Hongkong to Lyons, Paris, London, and Holland, and proportionally for places this side of Suez.

Cargo will be received on board until Noon of the 24th of February; Specie and Parcels until Noon of the 25th. As the Manifests of Merchan- dize have to be closed on the evening of the 25th, the Shippers are requested to present their Ship- ping Orders before P.M. of said day; for past that time, no more Bills of Lading shall be deli- vered to them, except after the departure of the Steamer.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be furnished by the Shippers to the Agents with the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not be responsible for any consequence or prejudice which may ensue from an incorrect declaration.

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

In consequence of recent instructions, Passen- gers going to London are informed that the Com- pany will convey, free of charge, from Marseilles to London, their Baggage to the extent allowed by the regulation.

Hongkong, 10th February, NOTICE.

MR.

BERTOLINI, Agent.

1803.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and MR. ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho- rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

TH

NOTICE. THE interest and responsibility of Mr. H. H. KENNEDY in our Firm ceased and deter- mined on 31st December, 1861, and Mr. THOMAS DAVID NEAVE was admitted a Partner on the 1st January last.

ROBERT, SMITH & Co. London, 24th November, 1862.

NOTICE.

on 31st

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. H. H.

December, 1861.

SMITH KENNEDY & Co. China, 3rd February, 1863.

GILMAN & Co.

China, 24th November, 1862.

MR

NOTICE.

R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad- mitted a Partner in our Firm, which now consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS

RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD

CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE, COMPANY, 1862.

HE undersigned, having been appointed Agents For the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmeiu, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

TH

NOTICE. ?HE Contract for Printing and Publishing the Hongkong Government Gazette having been undertaken at this Office, ADVERTISEMENTS intended for publication therein should be addressed accordingly, and Parties wishing to become Subs- cribers will please notify their wishes to the under- signed.

TERMS:

Subscription per Annuih, payable in ad-

vance,

Single copies to Subscribers, each,

Do. to non-Subscribers, each, Advertisements of Five lines and under,

Do.

in Chinese-for 25 Char- racters and under, Repetition, half the price.

$10.00

25

33

1.00

1.00

Subscribers to the Hongkong Government ? Gazette who may not receive regularly their copies will please notify the same to the under- signed.

D. NORONHA,

Printer to the Hongkong Government. Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 2d January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OSWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

C

DIEY

SOIT

QUI

MON

OROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 8.

No. 21.

Published by Authorit?.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 21ST FEBRUARY, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. X.

     The following Returns connected with the business of the Superior and Subordinate Courts of this Colony for the Year 1862, are published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

RETURN of CRIMINAL CASES that have been tried in the SUPREME COURT of HONGKONG during the Year 1862.

Number of Cases.

Number of Persons.

:

CHIME.

Convicted.

Acquitted.

Death.

Death Recorded.

Penal Servitude.

Hard labor over one

Hard labor one year | year.

and under.

REMARKS.

Charges abandonedj

Postponed

of

of

Cases. Persons.

Number Number Number Number

of Persons.

of

Cases.

3

3

***

3 Assault and Wounding,

...

1 Assault with intent to rub,

Attempt to commit Burglary,...

Administering a Stupifying drug with intent, &c.,

...

Attempt to commit Sodomy,

Bribery,

Burglary,

Burglary and Larceny,...

Being found by night withousebreaking implements,

Burglary and receiving stolen property,

Burglary with Wounding,

Cheating, Conspiracy to cheat, and obtaining Money under false pretences,..

Conspiracy to steal in a Ship,

5 Child stealing,

Conspiracy to defraud,

Cutting and Wounding,

1 Escaping from Gaol,

Harbouring a stolen Child,

Forgery,

2 Highway Robbery,

Highway Robbery with Wounding,

7 Larceny,

Larceny and Housebreaking,

1 Larceny as Bailee,

1

3 Larceny by Servant,

3

6 Larceny in a Boat,

13

17 Larceny in a Dwelling-house,

7 Larceny on board Ship,

11 Manslaughter,

***

6 Murder,

Obtaining a valuable Security under fulse pretences,

Obtaining Goods under false pretences........

Obtaining Money under false pretences,

2 Perjury,

Piracy,

54 Piracy and Murder, ...

...

10 Piracy and Receiving,

hape,

Robbery,...

37 Robbery from the Person,

Robbery in a Boat,

Robbery in the Harbour,

10 Robbery with violence,...

115 251

Robbery with wounding, ? Stealing in a Ship,...

Throwing a corrosive fluid, Unlawful wounding, Uttering counterfeit coin,

...

2

::

15

:..

:::

1 ...C

2

21 33 19

...

One prisoner guilty of Receiving only. b. One prisoner to be twice severely whipped. One prisoner guilty of unlawful wounding.

d. Sentenced to imprisonment only.

A witness comitted for six months for perjury.

Two prisoners convicted of manslaughter.

2. One prisoner escaped from Gaol before the day of trial.

32

21

10

10

31

:

::

~

1

1

192 59 23

90 42 37

21

...

...

.

32

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

.

L

60

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST FEBRUARY, 1863.

RETURN of the NUMBER of CASES tried before the Honorable the Chief Justice, and Actions commenced in the Supreme and Vice Admiralty Courts of Hongkong, during the Year ending 31st December, 1862.

Cases tried before the IIonorable the Chief Justice in 1862.

JUDGMENT.

TOTAL.

COURT.

NUMBER OF AMOUNT OF DEBT &

CASES.

DAMAGES CLAIMED.

Plaintiff. Defendant. Nonsuit.

Cases. Debt and Damages.

Supreme Court,—

Common Law,

15a

Chancery,

Summary,

Insolvency,

Appeals,...

Vice Admiralty Court,..

13c

24,740.66

726

142818

$142,027.20

9

4

2

1

3

13,717.96

58

10

4

80,573.69 Appellant Respondent

108

$261,059.51

1

Actions commenced in 1862.

AMOUNT OF DEBT SETTLED

JUDGMENT.

NUMBER OF,

COURT.

AND DAMAGES

WITHOUT

CASES.

CLAIMED.

TRIAL.

Plaintiff. Defendant Nonsuit.

REMAINING

IN DEPEN-

DENCE.

TOTAL.

Cases. Debt & Damages.

Supreme Court,—

Common Law,

120

$1,185,938.84

712

Chancery,.

8d

1

Summary,

113e

23,759.36

63

41

135

1

...

45 4

115

5

4

Insolvency,

3

80,573.69

Probate,

$2f

34,835.75

Appellant Respondent

Appeals,

Vice Admiralty Court,..

2g 26h

1

......

116,664.86

14

4

4

: : : : :

304

$1,441,772.50

1

4

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

b. Twenty-two of these cases were in dependence on 31st December 1861.

a.

Eleven of these cases were in dependence on 31st December 1861.

C.

Five of these cases were in dependence on 31st December 1861.

d.

e.

Four of these cases were for Specific Performance, and four for Injunctions--no amount of Debt or Damages can be inserted. Up to the month of July, when the Summary Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court ceased.

 f. Probate was granted in Ten of these cases-in one case Letters of Administration were granted pending the receipt of the Will from England, and the Estate was not appraised ;-the amount given above is from the valuations made by the Court Appraisers.

g.

One of these cases was from Japan, and the other from the Police Court-that from Japan is still pending.

h.

One of these cases was a Petition for Bounty, and Fourteen for Restitution and Derelict.

i. In Twenty-two of these cases Judgment by default was entered.

RETURN of the Number of CASES tried, and ACTIONS Commene d in the Court of Summary Jurisdiction, from the 7th July to the 31st December, 1862.

NUMBER OF CASES.

AMOUNT OF DEBT AND DA-

MAGES CLAIMED.

JUDGMENT.

SETTLED WITH- OUT TRIAL.

REMAINING IN DEPENDENCE.

Plaintiff

Defendant.

Nonsuit.

898

$36,725.82

469

357

28

41

3

(

(

HENRY JAMES HOLMES,

Clerk of Court.

ABSTRACT of CAUSES under COGNIZANCE at the Police Magistrates' Court and Court of Petty Sessions during the Year 1862.

Court of PETTY SESSIONS.

POLICE MAGISTRATES' COURT.

NUMBER OF

CAUSES.

CIVIL CAUSES HOW

DISPOSED OF.

Of which]

were

870 575

298 +41 89 40

co

Total.

Civil.

Criminal.

Decree for Plaintiff.

Decree for Defendant.

Nonsuited.

Referred to Supreme Court.

Undecided.

Total Number of Defendants.

Convicted and Punished.

CRIMINAL CAUSES HOW DISPOSED OF.

Discharged.

Deported.

Committed for trial at the Supreme Court.

Ordered to find security to be of good be-

haviour, or to answer any charge.

Punished for preferring false charge, or

giving false testimony.

Total.

Civil.

Criminal.

Decree for Plaintiff.

Decree for Defendant.

Undecided.

NUMBER OF

CAUSES.

Of which

were

CIVIL CAUSES

HOW

DISPOSED OF.

M.

F.

M.| F. | M.| F.

M. F. | M. | F.

M. F.

M.

F.

663

33 319

1 103!

4 23-1

28

...

5,843 43 5,800

37

Total Number of Defendants.

Convicted and Punished.

Discharged.

CRIMINAL CAUSES HOW DISPOSED of.

Deported.

Committed for trial at Court of Petty

Sessions.

Committed for trial at Supreme Court.

Committed to prison pending orders of the

Governor.

To keep the peace.

To be of good behaviour, or to

answer any charge.

Ordered to find

security.

Punished for preferring false charge, or

giving false testimony.

Undecided.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M. F.

M.

4 305

F. M. F.

12 262 9 142

F. M. F.

M

M. F.

M. F

M.

F.

12

?

?

2 109 5 23 4 49

2

111,982 960 8,537 688| 2,353| 222| 173||

Ciril Causes consisted of Claims for Debt or Damages not exceeding $50, for Police and Lighting Rates, for the monthly fee due on Licenses for retail of Spirits by Chinese, and for monthly payments, fc., from Registered Brothels, under Ordinance 12 of 1857, all which casis ceased to be adjudicated at the Police Court upon the passing of Ordinance 6 of 1862.

TOTAL WRITS ISSUED BY MAGISTRATES.

"

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST FEBRUARY, 1863.

61

WARRANTS.

Summons

2

82

Summons and Notices of for Subpoenas Judgment and Defendants.to Witnesses.

Rehearing. Distress. Arrest.

Search.

805

20

...

79

30

4,111

373

99

363

89

187

...

28

3

TOTAL,.........5,222.

9

30

???

1

43

...

Under the head of Causes how disposed of are included all such Causes as were brought before the Courts for decision or investigation. Those which did not proceed beyond the issue of a Summons or Warrant will be found under the head of Total Writs issued.

2

Among the Criminal Causes were,—

Illegal pawning,

...

...

...

Abduction of females,

13

...

...

...

...

Jatimidation of Workmen,

Aiding Soldiers and Seamen to desert, Assaults,...

4

987

...

???

Being at large in the Streets at night without night pass,..... Breaches of Ordinance for regulation of Brothels, Breaches of Cargo Boat Ordinance, Breaches of Post Office Ordinance,

345

Malicious prosecution and false testimony,

Keeping public gambling houses, or frequenting or haunting them, Larcenies,

...

...

...

...

...

56

...

...

Misconduct as Police Constables,

10

...

...

...

...

Murder, Piracy, &c.,

...

...

2

...

...

...

...

Offences relating to Coins,

...

Breaches of Markets' Ordinance,

43

...

...

...

Personating Bail,

...

Breaches of Registration Ordinance, Breach of Prison,

51

...

...

...

...

Rape.

...

...

6

...

...

...

...

Receiving stolen property,

...

...

...

...

...

...

Bribery,

11

...

...

...

Burglary, Robbery, &c.,

75

...

Child Stealing,

...

...

...

Biotous assemblage,

...

8

...

Trespass on Crown Lands, and infractions of Building Regulations,...

Conspiracy to defraud,

...

...

...

Unnatural offences,

...

...

Demanding property with menaces, &c.,

37

...

Desertion and refusal of duty by Seamen of British and Foreign Vessels, Detention of Seamen's Effects, Exercising the calling of Pawnbroker without license, in contravention of

34

1

...

...

...

...

Ordinance No. 3 of 1860,

...

...

Forgery,

...

Having false balances and weights for-sale of War?s, .

???

vention of Ordinance 1 of 1853.

Unliceused retailing of Opium, Vagrancy, Rogues and Vagabonds, and Suspicious Characters,... Without permission conveying things to prisoners at work on the roads in contra-

Retailing Spirits without license, and breaches of Spirit License Recognizance,

Unlawful possession of property, and other breaches of Police Ordinance 14 of 1845, 3,008 Unlicensed hawking,

...

283

...

...

...

...

19

...

...

190

...

30

...

C. MAY,

1st Police Magistrate.

62

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21st FEBRUARY, 1863.

RETURN of MARINE CASES tried at the Marine Magistrate's Office, during the year 1862.

Cases how disposed of.

Number

of

Number of

cases.

Defendants. Punished.

Ordered to be discharged.

Fined.

Dismissed.

Ordered to return to. duty.

Discharged from Ship

by mutual

Repri- manded.

Cautioned.

consent.

126

299

210

41

?

26

14

4

2

1

1

Refusal of duty,

Assault,

Desertion,

Mutinous conduct,

Wilfully remaining behind from ship,

Drunkenness,..

?

Breach of Section III of Ordinance 4 of 1850, Insolent and abusive language,

Drawing a knife with intent,

Breach of Section IX of Ordinance 1 of 1862, Breach of Section XX of Ordinance 1 of 1862, Breach of Harbour Regulations,

Breach of Section VII of Ordinance 6 of 1852, Stabbing,

Ill treatment, Embezzling Cargo,

Attempt to kill, .. False charge, Stealing,..

Cases consisted of:

Total,..

43

24

18

8

6

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

126

ROBT. MCMURDO, Marine Magistrate.

No. 22.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Finding of the Marine Court, appointed under Ordinance No. 11 of 1860, to enquire into the charge of misconduct brought by Thomas Rogers, Master of the British Barque Antipodes, against James Duguid, Chief Mate of the said Vessel, and which has been confirmed by His Excellency the Acting Governor under the 5th Provision of Section 242 of the Merchant Shipping 'Act 1854, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

  1st. The Court consider it proven that the Defendant was under the influence of drink several times during the voyage from England to Shanghai.

2nd. It is proven that Defendant obtained rum surreptitiously from the Steward during the aforesaid voyage.

3rd. It is proven that the Defendant was drunk and unfit for duty at Whampoa on the 14th January, and again at Hongkong on the 9th of February, 1863.

4th. It is proven that the Defendant sent a seaman from the ship to the shore at Hongkong to purchase spirits.

5th. The Court is unanimous in deciding that the Certificate of Competency of the Defendant be suspended for twelve

months.

<

Dated at Victoria, Hongkong, the 11th February, A.D. 1863.

C. MAY,

1st Police Magistrate. ROBT. MCMURDO,

Acting Harbour Master.

P. RYRIE,

Justice of the Peace.

G. H. HEATON,

Surveyor for Government and local Offices.

JOHN TOWNSEND,

Master Mariner, Commanding

"Fort William.”

Confirmed,

W. T. MERCER, Acting Governor.

62

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21st FEBRUARY, 1863.

RETURN of MARINE CASES tried at the Marine Magistrate's Office, during the year 1862.

Cases how disposed of.

Number

of

Number of

cases.

Defendants. Punished.

Ordered to be discharged.

Fined.

Dismissed.

Ordered to return to. duty.

Discharged from Ship

by mutual

Repri- manded.

Cautioned.

consent.

126

299

210

41

?

26

14

4

2

1

1

Refusal of duty,

Assault,

Desertion,

Mutinous conduct,

Wilfully remaining behind from ship,

Drunkenness,..

?

Breach of Section III of Ordinance 4 of 1850, Insolent and abusive language,

Drawing a knife with intent,

Breach of Section IX of Ordinance 1 of 1862, Breach of Section XX of Ordinance 1 of 1862, Breach of Harbour Regulations,

Breach of Section VII of Ordinance 6 of 1852, Stabbing,

Ill treatment, Embezzling Cargo,

Attempt to kill, .. False charge, Stealing,..

Cases consisted of:

Total,..

43

24

18

8

6

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

126

ROBT. MCMURDO, Marine Magistrate.

No. 22.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Finding of the Marine Court, appointed under Ordinance No. 11 of 1860, to enquire into the charge of misconduct brought by Thomas Rogers, Master of the British Barque Antipodes, against James Duguid, Chief Mate of the said Vessel, and which has been confirmed by His Excellency the Acting Governor under the 5th Provision of Section 242 of the Merchant Shipping 'Act 1854, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

  1st. The Court consider it proven that the Defendant was under the influence of drink several times during the voyage from England to Shanghai.

2nd. It is proven that Defendant obtained rum surreptitiously from the Steward during the aforesaid voyage.

3rd. It is proven that the Defendant was drunk and unfit for duty at Whampoa on the 14th January, and again at Hongkong on the 9th of February, 1863.

4th. It is proven that the Defendant sent a seaman from the ship to the shore at Hongkong to purchase spirits.

5th. The Court is unanimous in deciding that the Certificate of Competency of the Defendant be suspended for twelve

months.

<

Dated at Victoria, Hongkong, the 11th February, A.D. 1863.

C. MAY,

1st Police Magistrate. ROBT. MCMURDO,

Acting Harbour Master.

P. RYRIE,

Justice of the Peace.

G. H. HEATON,

Surveyor for Government and local Offices.

JOHN TOWNSEND,

Master Mariner, Commanding

"Fort William.”

Confirmed,

W. T. MERCER, Acting Governor.

No. 23.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST FEBRUARY, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

63

     It is hereby notified that His Excellency the Acting Governor, with the Advice of the Executi ve Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the year 1863 at Eight-and-a-half per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria, and Five per cent for Houses in the Villages of this Island.

In addition to which on Houses in Victoria a Lighting Rate of One-and-a-half per cent will be levied, in accordance with the terms of Ordinance No. 11 of 1856.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

Feb.

14,

30.20

68

30.19

70

30.12

70

15,

30.20

69

30.20

70

30.12

70

""

16,

30.20

68

30.10

67

30.12

67

>>

,,

17,

30.20

67

30.15

69

30.11

69

18,

30.17

69

30.21

67

30.20

69

"

19,

30.32

65

30.25

66

30.22

70..

""

20,

30.27

67

30 28

68

30.20

69

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

??

6 A.M.

NOON.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

9

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering MinMax.

6A.M. 3PM.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS As to Weather.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dira.

F.

Din. A.

Dirn.

F.

1863.

Feb. 14 28.20 28.25 28.21 28.20/28.1961.00 66.30 65.15 60.15 64.30 64.00;60.00 67.15 SE

!

11

t

15 28.21 28.27 28.28 28.18 28.1763.00 65.00.64.00 62.30 64.00 63.30 62.00 66.15/EDS 16 23:22 28.25 28.23 28.17 28.1759.30 62.00 81.15 59.00 61.30 61.1359.00 63.00 E

5 SE

2 SE

2 SSE

1

Fine, though overcast.

3 ESE

4

Foggy, wet dew, &c.

3 EbS

SE

3

Dense fog, drizzle, &c.

"}

}

17 28.17 28.23 28.22 28.13 28.18 62.30 66.60 66.00 62.00 65.00 65.00 60.30,67.00 SE

1

4 SSE

3 SbE

2

Fog, wet dew, &c.

18 28.23 28.29 28.29 28.24 28.2265.00|62,00 60.00 64.00 62.00 60.00;63.00 63.50 N?E

1 ES

5 SSE

4

At 6 A.M. fine, from 8 a.m. fog, drizzle

1928.30 28.35 28.33 28.29′28.25.57.00/61.30 58.00 56.50 59.00 57.00 50.30 63.00|E

5 EbS

4 EbS

17

1

20 28.31 28.34 28 33:28.32′28.28 61.00|6 1.30 63.15 60.00 63.00 62.0059.00 66.30 E6N

1

? At 6 A.M. fog, drizzle; at Noon tine;

Evening fog, wet dew.

Fine.

T

Letters. Papers.

Letters. l'apers.

Letters. Papers.

Calcott, C.

1

Gue, G.

1

Campbell, D. Comby

1

1

Gundry, R. S. Gray, H. N.

1

Carpenter, R.

2

Gonsales, J.

1

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Graves

Bird, H.

1

Campbell, Capt. I

Gardner, W. H. 1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 20th February, 1863.

Almeida, A. A. 2

Barnarel

1

Bell, Capt. 2 Barradas, J. B. 1

Letters. Papers.

Taylor, J. Tubb, F.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

McCaskin

1

Poons, A. J.

1

1

Morval, F. C.

1

Palma, W.

1

Michael, S. C. 1

Pellet, A.

1

Therry, J.

1

Maury, T.

1

Potkinghome

1

Todd, J. H.

Mille, A.

1

Pettengill

1

Talbert

Matie, F.

Brett & Co.

1

Grune, J.

Morton, E.

Roberts

Ullmer, A.

1

Barbosa, R.

1

Dilo. J.

Mayer W.

R. F. A.

1

Barton, A.

Dunn

Brodie & Co.

1

Doral,

1

Hickman, Dr. 1

Martin, T.

1

Rivet

1

Van der Laan

Murton, N.

1

B, Birchem&Co. 1

H. B.

1

Rodrigues

Ventorino, M.

1

Dounan, D.

Hind, H. W.

1

Marques, C. M. 1

Roza, A. F.

Veroli, L.

Butler, J. B.

Delafolie, E. F.

3

Baker, W.

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

Mello, J.

1

Vas, J.

1

1

Brand & Co.

Hide

1

MeRimnon, J.

Smith

8

1

1

Britto. A.

1

Finlay, J. Fabier, J.

1

Honis

1

Milton, J.

1

Scott, W. C.

1

White, H.

B. etone

Behrendt

Benito, J. V. 1

    Bayaton, J. C. 1 Brown, W.

1

Berry, Capt. 1 Bastone, E.

Cochran, D.

Carlin, A.

1

Ferreira, MA. 1

Hay, Dr. W. G. 2

Mailand

Sladden, T.

Whalley, P.

Harton, H.

1

Munro, J.

1

Sneill, R.

Fernandez, L. 2

1

??

Floves, B.

1

Howell, J. W.

2

Scott, D.

1

Wadding-

ham, A. f

North, J. W.

Sluders, C.

1

Wood, J. D.

1

Fullertem, A. 1

Nunes, J. C.

Souza, J. M.

Williams, Mrs. 1

Furtado, P. Flym, J.

1

Jegher, C.

Nolle, W.

1

Simmons, W.

Wilkinson

1

Jepson, R. C.

Nexon, A.

Frienkel, L.

Joyce, W.

1

Nielplas, A.

Schtuter Salter, A.

Wakeman, H.

1

Willcox, C. S. 1

Funny, F.

Nicholls, W.

Sattas, J.

Freedle,

Ketelsen

Sewell

Williamson, A.B.1 Waller

1.

Fortozo, G.

Kedruss, J.

1

Cruz, S.

Cordeiro, M.

1

Groum, II. B.

1

Crowen, J.

Gutierrez, S. C. 2

Lawler, R. E. Lewis,

1

2

Ciyatt, W.

1

Crawford, J. W. 2

Graham, Capt. 1

Green, E.

Clarke, J.

1

Gilpin, S.

Lambert, J. Lloyd, E. Littleberry, C. 1

1

1

Thomas, J. Telford, F. Tucker, B. W. 1 Tayag, S.

Westgorth. J. 1 Webb, C. O. Wallis, C. Wolff, N.

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's

Ships of War, 20th February, 1863.

1

Oryan

1

Swan, W.

Oldham, R.

1

Stephens, E.

2-

Oneil, M.

1

Osborne, F.

1

· Peres, F. Pinto, J.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Cormorant

Euryalus

+3

Flamer

1

2 2

Hardy

1

Haughty Hesper

Melville

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Lettors. Papers.

2 P. Charlotte

Sanspareil

2

1

3 1

3

Staunch Sphinx

1

Weazel

1

3

No. 23.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST FEBRUARY, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

63

     It is hereby notified that His Excellency the Acting Governor, with the Advice of the Executi ve Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the year 1863 at Eight-and-a-half per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria, and Five per cent for Houses in the Villages of this Island.

In addition to which on Houses in Victoria a Lighting Rate of One-and-a-half per cent will be levied, in accordance with the terms of Ordinance No. 11 of 1856.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

Feb.

14,

30.20

68

30.19

70

30.12

70

15,

30.20

69

30.20

70

30.12

70

""

16,

30.20

68

30.10

67

30.12

67

>>

,,

17,

30.20

67

30.15

69

30.11

69

18,

30.17

69

30.21

67

30.20

69

"

19,

30.32

65

30.25

66

30.22

70..

""

20,

30.27

67

30 28

68

30.20

69

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

??

6 A.M.

NOON.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

9

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering MinMax.

6A.M. 3PM.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS As to Weather.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dira.

F.

Din. A.

Dirn.

F.

1863.

Feb. 14 28.20 28.25 28.21 28.20/28.1961.00 66.30 65.15 60.15 64.30 64.00;60.00 67.15 SE

!

11

t

15 28.21 28.27 28.28 28.18 28.1763.00 65.00.64.00 62.30 64.00 63.30 62.00 66.15/EDS 16 23:22 28.25 28.23 28.17 28.1759.30 62.00 81.15 59.00 61.30 61.1359.00 63.00 E

5 SE

2 SE

2 SSE

1

Fine, though overcast.

3 ESE

4

Foggy, wet dew, &c.

3 EbS

SE

3

Dense fog, drizzle, &c.

"}

}

17 28.17 28.23 28.22 28.13 28.18 62.30 66.60 66.00 62.00 65.00 65.00 60.30,67.00 SE

1

4 SSE

3 SbE

2

Fog, wet dew, &c.

18 28.23 28.29 28.29 28.24 28.2265.00|62,00 60.00 64.00 62.00 60.00;63.00 63.50 N?E

1 ES

5 SSE

4

At 6 A.M. fine, from 8 a.m. fog, drizzle

1928.30 28.35 28.33 28.29′28.25.57.00/61.30 58.00 56.50 59.00 57.00 50.30 63.00|E

5 EbS

4 EbS

17

1

20 28.31 28.34 28 33:28.32′28.28 61.00|6 1.30 63.15 60.00 63.00 62.0059.00 66.30 E6N

1

? At 6 A.M. fog, drizzle; at Noon tine;

Evening fog, wet dew.

Fine.

T

Letters. Papers.

Letters. l'apers.

Letters. Papers.

Calcott, C.

1

Gue, G.

1

Campbell, D. Comby

1

1

Gundry, R. S. Gray, H. N.

1

Carpenter, R.

2

Gonsales, J.

1

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Graves

Bird, H.

1

Campbell, Capt. I

Gardner, W. H. 1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 20th February, 1863.

Almeida, A. A. 2

Barnarel

1

Bell, Capt. 2 Barradas, J. B. 1

Letters. Papers.

Taylor, J. Tubb, F.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

McCaskin

1

Poons, A. J.

1

1

Morval, F. C.

1

Palma, W.

1

Michael, S. C. 1

Pellet, A.

1

Therry, J.

1

Maury, T.

1

Potkinghome

1

Todd, J. H.

Mille, A.

1

Pettengill

1

Talbert

Matie, F.

Brett & Co.

1

Grune, J.

Morton, E.

Roberts

Ullmer, A.

1

Barbosa, R.

1

Dilo. J.

Mayer W.

R. F. A.

1

Barton, A.

Dunn

Brodie & Co.

1

Doral,

1

Hickman, Dr. 1

Martin, T.

1

Rivet

1

Van der Laan

Murton, N.

1

B, Birchem&Co. 1

H. B.

1

Rodrigues

Ventorino, M.

1

Dounan, D.

Hind, H. W.

1

Marques, C. M. 1

Roza, A. F.

Veroli, L.

Butler, J. B.

Delafolie, E. F.

3

Baker, W.

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

Mello, J.

1

Vas, J.

1

1

Brand & Co.

Hide

1

MeRimnon, J.

Smith

8

1

1

Britto. A.

1

Finlay, J. Fabier, J.

1

Honis

1

Milton, J.

1

Scott, W. C.

1

White, H.

B. etone

Behrendt

Benito, J. V. 1

    Bayaton, J. C. 1 Brown, W.

1

Berry, Capt. 1 Bastone, E.

Cochran, D.

Carlin, A.

1

Ferreira, MA. 1

Hay, Dr. W. G. 2

Mailand

Sladden, T.

Whalley, P.

Harton, H.

1

Munro, J.

1

Sneill, R.

Fernandez, L. 2

1

??

Floves, B.

1

Howell, J. W.

2

Scott, D.

1

Wadding-

ham, A. f

North, J. W.

Sluders, C.

1

Wood, J. D.

1

Fullertem, A. 1

Nunes, J. C.

Souza, J. M.

Williams, Mrs. 1

Furtado, P. Flym, J.

1

Jegher, C.

Nolle, W.

1

Simmons, W.

Wilkinson

1

Jepson, R. C.

Nexon, A.

Frienkel, L.

Joyce, W.

1

Nielplas, A.

Schtuter Salter, A.

Wakeman, H.

1

Willcox, C. S. 1

Funny, F.

Nicholls, W.

Sattas, J.

Freedle,

Ketelsen

Sewell

Williamson, A.B.1 Waller

1.

Fortozo, G.

Kedruss, J.

1

Cruz, S.

Cordeiro, M.

1

Groum, II. B.

1

Crowen, J.

Gutierrez, S. C. 2

Lawler, R. E. Lewis,

1

2

Ciyatt, W.

1

Crawford, J. W. 2

Graham, Capt. 1

Green, E.

Clarke, J.

1

Gilpin, S.

Lambert, J. Lloyd, E. Littleberry, C. 1

1

1

Thomas, J. Telford, F. Tucker, B. W. 1 Tayag, S.

Westgorth. J. 1 Webb, C. O. Wallis, C. Wolff, N.

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's

Ships of War, 20th February, 1863.

1

Oryan

1

Swan, W.

Oldham, R.

1

Stephens, E.

2-

Oneil, M.

1

Osborne, F.

1

· Peres, F. Pinto, J.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Cormorant

Euryalus

+3

Flamer

1

2 2

Hardy

1

Haughty Hesper

Melville

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Lettors. Papers.

2 P. Charlotte

Sanspareil

2

1

3 1

3

Staunch Sphinx

1

Weazel

1

3

?

Letters. Papers.

1

Chanticleer 1

Letters. Papers.

4

Letters. Papers.

Good Success

1

Dunmar

1

Harvest Home

Alchymist

Adelaide

5

Duke of Lan-

Howes

2

Anne Reddin

caster

Hopp?

64

Acmel

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST FEBRUARY, 1863.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 20th February, 1863.

Annebella Acadia

Saldanha Samuel Ap-

pleton

Lets. Papa,

Letters. Papers.

Kate Swanton 1

Otterlie Orga

Letters. Papers.

1

1

Star of the }

3

Lady Clarenden1

16

Lady Ann

8 12

Lady McDonald 5

Perciles Persia

Dora

Hope

Ladon

2

Padney

1

S. Russell

1

Desolate

Herbert

Bhering Bombay

Boyne Beatrice

Bahia

1- 10 30 20?

Marian

1

P. Somawatty 1 Petersburgh 2

Swiftsure

1

Sobat Seba

1

East Indian

3

Iskandershaw

1

Merbena

1

Preston

Sclavonia

2

Elizabeth

2

Indomitable 7

Martin Luther 12

1

Pluto

Star of China

1

2

Everdina Eliza-

Istamboul

Mary Whitridge 2

San Lorenzo

1

beth

Imperial

1

Mary Mildred 1

Quiepire

Ennomia

1

Migrator

Tchernaya Tamana

22

Charger

Eduardo

1

J. Vanner

1

Mischief

Resolution

Comet

2

J. Littlefield

Radnagore

Cornelia

3

1

Fair Light

J. Bruhn

1

Neville

Rajah

1

Virginia Veritas

1

I

Charmer

1

Fire Fly

Jupiter

1

Norwood

1

Rachial

1

Veronica

Coleroon

12

1

Fortuna

1

J. Temperly

15

North Star

Raphael

1

Victorie

Coloyan

1

Falk

1

J. Vinicombs

4

Neptune

1

Rusthen

3

Venilia

Celestial

1

Friendship

James Marshall 1

Nyphoon

Rapid

Clarissa

10

Freuella

1

Julia Ann

3

New York

3

Ruthoen

Weimonth

Castle

1

Forerunner

1

John Paul

1

Nova Bella

1

Whinfell

Calypso

1

Nubia

Coniston

6

Cornelia

Mathilde

Glendoveer Gala Genoa

Kalahome

1

14

7

1

Kessington Kaloomeer

1

Oriental Oithona

∞ 2

Siam Snow Squall Shanghae Star Own

1

9

Western Con->

4

1

tinent.

1

Wyoming WestAustralian 3

1

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

IT

HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Monday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

is hereby notified that the Committee for Sanatory purposes, appointed by His Excel- lency the Acting Governor, under Government Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 1862, is now sitting and will be happy to receive any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

HE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

Treceive information respecting the above men-

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE OF O'REILLY is'entitled.

NOTICE.

Estate of ARCHIBALD MACTAVISH, late Com- mander of the Screw Steamer Armenian, deceased.

L

ETTERS of Administration to the above Estate

    were granted by the High Court of Judi- cature in Bengal, on the 3rd December, 1862, to- Peter Anderson, Esquire, of Calcutta, a Member of the Firm of Messieurs Mackenzie, Lyall & Co., Merchants there, as the duly constituted Attorney of the Father of the deceased. All Persons having claims against the Estate are requested to make the same known to Mr. Anderson, with whom persons indebted to the Estate should at once communicate.

Calcutta, 14th January, 1863.

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

THE

TOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY's Steam-ship COLUMBIAN, Capt. SKOTTOWE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Sunday, the 1st March, 1863, at 9 A.M.

  CARGO will be received on board until Noon on the 27th February, SPECIE until Noon on the 28th February, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 27th February.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

Contents and Value of Packages are required. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route

|

|

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

In consequence of recent instructions, Passen- gers going to London are informed that the Com-

to London, their Baggage to the extent allowed by the regulation.

is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju-pany will convey, free of charge, from Marseilles dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE,

BERTOLINI,

Agent.

Hongkong, 10th February, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and MR. ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho- rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. H. H. KENNEDY in our Firm ceased and deter- mined on 31st December, 1861, and Mr. THOMAS DAVID NEAVE was admitted a Partuer on the 1st January last.

ROBERT, SMITH & Co. London, 24th November, 1862.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. H. H.

ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, THE

MARSEILLES.

ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, CALCUTTA.

Tunguny's Steam-ship

Thursday, the 26th instant, at Noon, the “DONNA I,”

Commandant FAVIER, H.I.M.N., with Her Bri- tannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:

At Alexandria, with the Company's and the Austrian Lloyds Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece, Corfu, and Trieste :

At Messina, with the Company's Semi-weekly Mail Steamers for Malta and all Italian Ports:

At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Steamer for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid.

Cargo and Specie will be registered for London as well as for Marseilles, and accepted in transit through Marseilles for the principal places of Europe.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels, at a pre- mium of 14 per cent upon Merchandize, and ? per cent on Treasure, from Hongkong to Lyons, Paris, London, and Holland, and proportionally for places this side of Suez.

Cargo will be received on board until Noon of the 24th of February; Specie and Parcels until Noon of the 25th. As the Manifests of Merchan-

THE Firm, ceased on 31st

December, 1861.

SMITH KENNEDY & Co.

China, 3rd February, 1863.

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and

MESSRS, ALMOLD have this lay been ad-

mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

Madmitted a Partner in our Firm, from 1st

R. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WILD, has been

July last.

GILMAN & Co.

China, 24th November, 1862.

NOTICE.

R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad-

Minitted a Partner in our Firm, which now

consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

dize have to be closed on the evening of the 25th,THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents

the Shippers are requested to present their Ship- ping Orders before 4 P.M. of said day; for past that time, no more Bills of Lading shall be deli- vered to them, except after the departure of the Steamer.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be furnished by the Shippers to the Agents with the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not be responsible for any consequence or prejudice which may ensue from an incorrect declaration.

for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents. Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OsWALD'S TERRACE. WELLINGTOx Street.

?

Letters. Papers.

1

Chanticleer 1

Letters. Papers.

4

Letters. Papers.

Good Success

1

Dunmar

1

Harvest Home

Alchymist

Adelaide

5

Duke of Lan-

Howes

2

Anne Reddin

caster

Hopp?

64

Acmel

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST FEBRUARY, 1863.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 20th February, 1863.

Annebella Acadia

Saldanha Samuel Ap-

pleton

Lets. Papa,

Letters. Papers.

Kate Swanton 1

Otterlie Orga

Letters. Papers.

1

1

Star of the }

3

Lady Clarenden1

16

Lady Ann

8 12

Lady McDonald 5

Perciles Persia

Dora

Hope

Ladon

2

Padney

1

S. Russell

1

Desolate

Herbert

Bhering Bombay

Boyne Beatrice

Bahia

1- 10 30 20?

Marian

1

P. Somawatty 1 Petersburgh 2

Swiftsure

1

Sobat Seba

1

East Indian

3

Iskandershaw

1

Merbena

1

Preston

Sclavonia

2

Elizabeth

2

Indomitable 7

Martin Luther 12

1

Pluto

Star of China

1

2

Everdina Eliza-

Istamboul

Mary Whitridge 2

San Lorenzo

1

beth

Imperial

1

Mary Mildred 1

Quiepire

Ennomia

1

Migrator

Tchernaya Tamana

22

Charger

Eduardo

1

J. Vanner

1

Mischief

Resolution

Comet

2

J. Littlefield

Radnagore

Cornelia

3

1

Fair Light

J. Bruhn

1

Neville

Rajah

1

Virginia Veritas

1

I

Charmer

1

Fire Fly

Jupiter

1

Norwood

1

Rachial

1

Veronica

Coleroon

12

1

Fortuna

1

J. Temperly

15

North Star

Raphael

1

Victorie

Coloyan

1

Falk

1

J. Vinicombs

4

Neptune

1

Rusthen

3

Venilia

Celestial

1

Friendship

James Marshall 1

Nyphoon

Rapid

Clarissa

10

Freuella

1

Julia Ann

3

New York

3

Ruthoen

Weimonth

Castle

1

Forerunner

1

John Paul

1

Nova Bella

1

Whinfell

Calypso

1

Nubia

Coniston

6

Cornelia

Mathilde

Glendoveer Gala Genoa

Kalahome

1

14

7

1

Kessington Kaloomeer

1

Oriental Oithona

∞ 2

Siam Snow Squall Shanghae Star Own

1

9

Western Con->

4

1

tinent.

1

Wyoming WestAustralian 3

1

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

IT

HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Monday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

is hereby notified that the Committee for Sanatory purposes, appointed by His Excel- lency the Acting Governor, under Government Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 1862, is now sitting and will be happy to receive any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

HE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

Treceive information respecting the above men-

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE OF O'REILLY is'entitled.

NOTICE.

Estate of ARCHIBALD MACTAVISH, late Com- mander of the Screw Steamer Armenian, deceased.

L

ETTERS of Administration to the above Estate

    were granted by the High Court of Judi- cature in Bengal, on the 3rd December, 1862, to- Peter Anderson, Esquire, of Calcutta, a Member of the Firm of Messieurs Mackenzie, Lyall & Co., Merchants there, as the duly constituted Attorney of the Father of the deceased. All Persons having claims against the Estate are requested to make the same known to Mr. Anderson, with whom persons indebted to the Estate should at once communicate.

Calcutta, 14th January, 1863.

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

THE

TOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY's Steam-ship COLUMBIAN, Capt. SKOTTOWE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Sunday, the 1st March, 1863, at 9 A.M.

  CARGO will be received on board until Noon on the 27th February, SPECIE until Noon on the 28th February, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 27th February.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

Contents and Value of Packages are required. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route

|

|

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

In consequence of recent instructions, Passen- gers going to London are informed that the Com-

to London, their Baggage to the extent allowed by the regulation.

is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju-pany will convey, free of charge, from Marseilles dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE,

BERTOLINI,

Agent.

Hongkong, 10th February, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and MR. ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho- rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. H. H. KENNEDY in our Firm ceased and deter- mined on 31st December, 1861, and Mr. THOMAS DAVID NEAVE was admitted a Partuer on the 1st January last.

ROBERT, SMITH & Co. London, 24th November, 1862.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. H. H.

ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, THE

MARSEILLES.

ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, CALCUTTA.

Tunguny's Steam-ship

Thursday, the 26th instant, at Noon, the “DONNA I,”

Commandant FAVIER, H.I.M.N., with Her Bri- tannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:

At Alexandria, with the Company's and the Austrian Lloyds Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece, Corfu, and Trieste :

At Messina, with the Company's Semi-weekly Mail Steamers for Malta and all Italian Ports:

At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Steamer for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid.

Cargo and Specie will be registered for London as well as for Marseilles, and accepted in transit through Marseilles for the principal places of Europe.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels, at a pre- mium of 14 per cent upon Merchandize, and ? per cent on Treasure, from Hongkong to Lyons, Paris, London, and Holland, and proportionally for places this side of Suez.

Cargo will be received on board until Noon of the 24th of February; Specie and Parcels until Noon of the 25th. As the Manifests of Merchan-

THE Firm, ceased on 31st

December, 1861.

SMITH KENNEDY & Co.

China, 3rd February, 1863.

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and

MESSRS, ALMOLD have this lay been ad-

mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

Madmitted a Partner in our Firm, from 1st

R. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WILD, has been

July last.

GILMAN & Co.

China, 24th November, 1862.

NOTICE.

R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad-

Minitted a Partner in our Firm, which now

consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

dize have to be closed on the evening of the 25th,THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents

the Shippers are requested to present their Ship- ping Orders before 4 P.M. of said day; for past that time, no more Bills of Lading shall be deli- vered to them, except after the departure of the Steamer.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be furnished by the Shippers to the Agents with the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not be responsible for any consequence or prejudice which may ensue from an incorrect declaration.

for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents. Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OsWALD'S TERRACE. WELLINGTOx Street.

DIE

SOIT

OH

ET

QUI MAL

MON

DROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 9.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 28TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

VOL. X.

VOTES ?ND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 3 OF 1863.

FRIDAY, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR, and all the Members.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 27th January, were read and approved.

The Bill to amend the Police Magistrates' Ordinance No. 6 of 1862, was read a second time; And the Council went into Committee upon the said Bill.

Sections 1 and 2 were discussed, and struck out.

Sections 3 and 4 were renumbered, and made Sections 1 and 2.

A new Section was added, and ordered to stand as Section 3, empowering two Justices, sitting

together, to try certain cases.

The Council having agreed to the amendments made in Committee,

The Acting Governor put the Question,-That this Bill as amended 'do pass, and that the Title be-

“An Ordinance to amend certain provisions in Ordinance No. 6 of 1862, intituled ‘An Ordinance, to abolish the Office of Chief Magistrate, and to appoint and define the duties of two Police Magistrates.'

Question put and carried, the Ordinance being numbered "No. 1 of 1863."

The Bill for the amendment of the Post Office Ordinance No. 8 of 1862 being brought forwarded for

the second reading,-

Mr. Murray, by leave, presented a Memorial from the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce

objecting to the Bill. The Memorial was read, and laid on the Table.

The Acting Governor reminded the Council that a part of the Bill was ordered by the Secretary of State, and that it was therefore impossible for him to withdraw it altogether, as desired in the Memorial.

The Bill was then read a second time, and committed.

A lengthened discussion took place when

Sections 1, 4 and 5 were struck out.

Sections 2 and 3 were agreed to, and ordered to stand as Sections 1 and 2.

The Council having adopted the amendments made in Committee,

The Acting Governor put the Question, That this Bill as amended do pass, and that the Title be

"An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 8 of 1852, intituled ‘An Ordinance to provide for the management and.control of a Post Office for the Colony of Hongkong.

Question put and carried, the Ordinance being numbered “No. 2 of 1863.”

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The second reading of the Bill for the registration of public Carriages was deferred till the next

Meeting.

The Council adjourned sine die..

Read and approved, this 26th Day of February, 1863.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

W. T. MERCER,

Acting Governor.

66

No. 24.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

W. T. MERCER.

PROCLAMATION.

By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas by an Ordinance No. 3 of 1862, intituled "An Ordinance to authorize His Excellency the Governor by Proclamation to prohibit the Exportation of Military Stores and other Articles," it was enacted that it should be lawful for His Excellency the Governor by and with the Advice of the Executive Council by Proclamation to be published in the Hongkong Government Gazette or in any Extraordinary Gazette to prohibit for such period as should be mentioned in such Proclamation either to be exported from the Colony of Hongkong or to be carried Coastwise within the said Colony Arms, Ammunition and Gunpowder, Military and Naval Stores, and any Articles which His Excellency might judge capable of being converted into or made useful in increasing the quantity of Military and Naval Stores, Provisions or any sort of Victual which may be used as food by man or any or either of such Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder, Stores, Goods, or Articles respectively. And in case any such Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder, Stores, Goods or Articles which shall have been so prohibited should be exported from the said Colony or should be carried Coastwise or be Waterborne to be so exported or carried they should be forfeited and should vest in Her Majesty and that forthwith thereupon it should be the duty of the Harbour Master of this Colony by Warrant under his Hand upon his own view or upon an information made upon Oath before any Justice of the Peace for the said Colony to cause all such Goods and Articles so thereinbefore declared forfeited to be seized and to detain the same to the use of Her Majesty and to be disposed of as His Excellency the Governor should by order under his Hand and Seal direct;

  And whereas it has come to my knowledge that Arms, Military and Naval Stores and Articles capable of being converted into Stores and comprised in the enumeration of Articles in the said Ordinance have been exported from this Colony;

  And whereas I being instructed to put an end to all such exportation from this Colony of Arms, Military and Naval Stores and Articles have determined with the Advice of the Executive Council of this Colony by this Proclamation to prohibit such exportation and carrying Coastwise in manner by the said Ordinance provided;

  Now therefore I, WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, do by and with the Advice of the Executive Council of this Colony hereby for a period of Twelve Months from the Twenty-eighth day of February, 1863, and for such further period as shall from time to time be specified in any Proclamation to be hereafter duly published, prohibit either to be exported from the Colony of Hongkong or to be carried Coastwise within the said Colony, Arms, Ammunition and Gunpowder, Military and Naval Stores;

And I do with the Advice aforesaid hereby declare that all such proceedings for the suppression .of such several acts as are provided by the said Ordinance or by Law shall and may be taken for the suppression of such exportation and carrying Coastwise and for the forfeiture, seizure and detention and disposition of the same Articles and things and the punishment of Offenders against the said Laws. By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 28th Day of February, 1863.

· No. 25.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. *

  Tenders will be received at this Office up to noon of Monday, the 23rd Proximo, for the Privilege of preparing and selling Prepared Opium within the Colony of Hongkong for One year from the 1st April next, under the conditions set forth in Ordinance No. 2 of 1858.

0

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th February, 1863.

No. 26.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

  Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before the 12th of March next, for the extension and completion of the Syingpoon Market.

Plans and specifications may be seen between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial' Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23?? FEBRUARY, 1863. 67

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined List of Jures for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1863, as revised and Amended by His Excellency the Ang Governor and the Legislative Council, is published for general information.-

By Order,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 26th February, 1863.

L. D'ALM?DA E CASTRO, Clerk of Councils.

JURY LIST FOR 1863.

NAME,

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JURGR.

A

NAME.

C

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROK.

Aderjee, Sapoorjee

Broker, Wyndham Street

Agabeg, Avietic Lazar, Jr. Merchant, Wellington Street

Algar, T.

Allen, J. W.

Allen, W.

Anderson, A. H.

Anderson, Graham

Andruss, Theodore F.

Armstrong, J.

Clerk, Blackhead & Co.

Assistant, Wetmore, Cryder & Co. Clerk, J. Hook

|Banker, Bank of Australia

Bill Broker, Hollywood Road Hotelkeeper, Oriental Hotel Carpenter, P. & O. Co.

Armstrong, John Martin Storekeeper, Thomas Hunt & Co.

Arnhold, Jacob

Arnould, H.

Ashton, R. P.

Atkinson, James

Aylmore, G. J.

Azevedo, F. H.

Bain, W. J.

B

Baker,

C. Baker, James

Baker, R. B.

Baker, S. W.

Baldwin, John Charles

Baldwin, Robert Henry

Barnes, F. D.

Barretto, Jo?o Antonio Barros, F.

Battersby, W.

Beart, Charles F. Beart, E.

Beattie, Robert Beaumont, F. B. Beckwith, J. H. Belilio, E. R. Briefeld, A.

Blackhead, F. J. B. Blake, Franklin Blakeway, Georgo Block, Frederick Horsen Blum, Joseph Bonnett, William W. Borton, Jas.

Bosman, C. H. M. Boulle, Napoleon Bourjau, Adolf

Boyer, Alexander

Britto, Jos? de

Braga, Jo?o Joaquim Brant, C.

Bronsard, Richard

Brooks, H. N.

Brooks, James Alfred

Browne, C. L.

Bruce, A..

Browne, R. O.

Brumfield, J. V.

Bumduth, D. J.

Brunckow, E.

Merchant, Oxford & Co. Superintending Purser, P. & O). Co. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Storekeeper, Lammert, A., & Co. Steward, Hongkong Club Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Johnson & Co.

Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co. Innkeeper, Queen's Road West Accountant, Mercantile Bank Millinery Store, Queen's Road Merchant, MacGregor & Co. Auctioneer

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Clerk, Oriental Bank

Boiler Maker, P. & O. Co. Accountant, Commercial Bank Storekeeper, Marsh, Boyer & Co. Innkeeper, Queen's Road West Assistant, Russell & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Merchant, Hollywood Road Assistant, Wm. Pustau & Co. Storekeeper, Blackhead & Co. Assistant, A. Heard & Co. Merchant, Vaucher & Co. Merchant, John Burd & Co. Merchant, Blum Brothers Secretary, Hongkong Club Innkeeper, Queen's Road Merchant, Bosman & Co. Merchant, Stanley Street Merchant, Queen's Road Draper, Queen's Road Druggist, Medical Hall Shipwright, West Point Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Clerk, Parker & Co.

Auctioneer, Wyndham Street

Eugineer, J. Logan's

Campos, L. P. de Carpenter, Edward Carvalho, P. M. Carr, Henry John Case, A. R.

Special Juror. Chabert, E. Special Juror. Chambers, A. F.

Cheverton, J. H. Clarke, Richard Clarke, A. L.

Special Juror. Claussen, C. H.

Cohen, C. C. Cohen, Henry Colla?o, L.

Special Juror.

Collins, Henry Cook, J. E. Cormack, J.

Correa, Maurice A. Coutts, Alexander Cowasjee, Nesserwanjee Crane, Isaac B. Crawford, David R. Cromwell, John J. Cunningham, G.

D

Da Costa, Jos? Felippe Daeth, F.

Dalgleish, W. H. Danenberg, Carlos D'Aquino, Maximiano D'Aquino, M. J. Da Silva, D. A.

Da Silva, J. M.

Da Silva, Luiz Jo?o |Da Silva, M. A. Davidson, W. M. ?Davis, H. W.

Special Juror. Deacon, Richard Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Deare, D. C. Decker, J. Delano, Warren

De Silver, Charles A.

Special Juror. Detmering, F. W.

Dexter, F. G. Diers, Ferdinand Dickson, Henry Dixwell, G. B. Dodd, John Doherty, T. Dolan, William Donner, Jean

Dunjeebhoy, Ruttunjee Dubost, G.

Duddell, Henry

Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Dispenser, Hongkong Dispensary Assistant, Mercantile Bank

Innkeeper, Queen's Road West

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Storekeeper, Reynvaan & Co.

|Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.] Assistant, Johnson & Co.

Innkeeper, Queen's Road West Clerk, De Silver & Co. Clerk, J?rgens & Co.

Clerk, Phillips, Moore & Co. Merchant, do.

do.

Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Compositor, China Mail Office Clerk, Thomas Hunt & Co. Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Accountant, MacEwen & Co. Foreman, S. P. Hall & Co. Merchant, Metta & Co.

Clerk, Wetmore, Cryder & Co. Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Assistant, King & Co. Clerk, Russell & Co.

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Fletcher & Co. Assistant, Dent & Co.

Clerk, D. Sassoon, Sons & Co.

Merchant, Mosque Gardens Assistant, Mercantile Bank Printer, Queen's Road

Bookkeeper, Daily Press Assistant, Mercantile Bank Banker, Bank of Western India Broker, D'Aguilar Street Assistant, A. Heard & Co. Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Clerk, Ladage, Oelke & Co. ?Merchant, Russell & Co.

Ship Chandler, Queen's Road Assistant, A. Ellissen & Co. Clerk, Russell & Co.

Commission Agent

Chemist, Hongkong Dispensary

Assistant, A. Heard & Co.

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Assistant Storekeeper, P. & O. Co. Sailmaker, Queen's Road

Clerk, Win. Pustau & Co. Broker, Pottinger Street Merchant, Queen's Road Auctioneer, Queen's Road Assistant, Agra Bank Assistant, Russell & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Bookkeeper, De Silver & Co.

Draughtsman, P. & 3. Co.

Dunlop, Walter

Plumber, P. & O. Co.

Dunn, J. W.

Pattern Maker, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

E

Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co. Merchant,

do.

Special Juror. Ede, N. J.

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Merchant, Hesse, Ehlers & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Merchant, A. Eliissen & Co. Assistant, A. Heard & Co.

Special Juror.

Buckley, A.

Burgy, E. H.

Burrows, R.

Butter, C. P.

Butter, J.

Buxey, J. F.

Boiler Maker, P. & O. Co.

Burrows, Silas Enoch, Jr. Merchant, S. E. Burrows & Sons

Cahill, John

C

Caldbeck, J. B. fallis, T.

Camajee, D. Pestonjee Caps, Eduardo P. de ampos, Joaquim P. de

Assistant, Olyphant & Co. Clerk, Blackhead & Co. Merchant, R. H. Camajce & Co.

Innkeeper, Queen's Road Commander, P. & O. Co. Assistant Storeman, P. & O. Co.

Clerk, P. & O. Co. Merchant, H. B. Camajce & Co.

Do.

do.

Ehlers, Paul Ellissen, G. Ellis, P. P. Elmenhorst, Theo. Henry

Special Juror.Elton, W. Meyer

Endicott, Henry Collins Escherick, I. C. H.

F

Special Juror.

Fairley, Francis B.

Fawcett, J. F. 'Field, T. T.

Special Juror. Falconer, George

Com. Agent, Elmenhorst & Sanders

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Special Juror. Storekeeper, Thomas Hunt & Co.

Merchant, Smith, Kennedy & Co. Special Juror.

Clerk, Oriental Bank

Watchmaker, D. Lapraik

Ship Chandler, Wellington Street Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23?? FEBRUARY, 1863. 67

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined List of Jures for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1863, as revised and Amended by His Excellency the Ang Governor and the Legislative Council, is published for general information.-

By Order,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 26th February, 1863.

L. D'ALM?DA E CASTRO, Clerk of Councils.

JURY LIST FOR 1863.

NAME,

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JURGR.

A

NAME.

C

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROK.

Aderjee, Sapoorjee

Broker, Wyndham Street

Agabeg, Avietic Lazar, Jr. Merchant, Wellington Street

Algar, T.

Allen, J. W.

Allen, W.

Anderson, A. H.

Anderson, Graham

Andruss, Theodore F.

Armstrong, J.

Clerk, Blackhead & Co.

Assistant, Wetmore, Cryder & Co. Clerk, J. Hook

|Banker, Bank of Australia

Bill Broker, Hollywood Road Hotelkeeper, Oriental Hotel Carpenter, P. & O. Co.

Armstrong, John Martin Storekeeper, Thomas Hunt & Co.

Arnhold, Jacob

Arnould, H.

Ashton, R. P.

Atkinson, James

Aylmore, G. J.

Azevedo, F. H.

Bain, W. J.

B

Baker,

C. Baker, James

Baker, R. B.

Baker, S. W.

Baldwin, John Charles

Baldwin, Robert Henry

Barnes, F. D.

Barretto, Jo?o Antonio Barros, F.

Battersby, W.

Beart, Charles F. Beart, E.

Beattie, Robert Beaumont, F. B. Beckwith, J. H. Belilio, E. R. Briefeld, A.

Blackhead, F. J. B. Blake, Franklin Blakeway, Georgo Block, Frederick Horsen Blum, Joseph Bonnett, William W. Borton, Jas.

Bosman, C. H. M. Boulle, Napoleon Bourjau, Adolf

Boyer, Alexander

Britto, Jos? de

Braga, Jo?o Joaquim Brant, C.

Bronsard, Richard

Brooks, H. N.

Brooks, James Alfred

Browne, C. L.

Bruce, A..

Browne, R. O.

Brumfield, J. V.

Bumduth, D. J.

Brunckow, E.

Merchant, Oxford & Co. Superintending Purser, P. & O). Co. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Storekeeper, Lammert, A., & Co. Steward, Hongkong Club Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Johnson & Co.

Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co. Innkeeper, Queen's Road West Accountant, Mercantile Bank Millinery Store, Queen's Road Merchant, MacGregor & Co. Auctioneer

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Clerk, Oriental Bank

Boiler Maker, P. & O. Co. Accountant, Commercial Bank Storekeeper, Marsh, Boyer & Co. Innkeeper, Queen's Road West Assistant, Russell & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Merchant, Hollywood Road Assistant, Wm. Pustau & Co. Storekeeper, Blackhead & Co. Assistant, A. Heard & Co. Merchant, Vaucher & Co. Merchant, John Burd & Co. Merchant, Blum Brothers Secretary, Hongkong Club Innkeeper, Queen's Road Merchant, Bosman & Co. Merchant, Stanley Street Merchant, Queen's Road Draper, Queen's Road Druggist, Medical Hall Shipwright, West Point Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Clerk, Parker & Co.

Auctioneer, Wyndham Street

Eugineer, J. Logan's

Campos, L. P. de Carpenter, Edward Carvalho, P. M. Carr, Henry John Case, A. R.

Special Juror. Chabert, E. Special Juror. Chambers, A. F.

Cheverton, J. H. Clarke, Richard Clarke, A. L.

Special Juror. Claussen, C. H.

Cohen, C. C. Cohen, Henry Colla?o, L.

Special Juror.

Collins, Henry Cook, J. E. Cormack, J.

Correa, Maurice A. Coutts, Alexander Cowasjee, Nesserwanjee Crane, Isaac B. Crawford, David R. Cromwell, John J. Cunningham, G.

D

Da Costa, Jos? Felippe Daeth, F.

Dalgleish, W. H. Danenberg, Carlos D'Aquino, Maximiano D'Aquino, M. J. Da Silva, D. A.

Da Silva, J. M.

Da Silva, Luiz Jo?o |Da Silva, M. A. Davidson, W. M. ?Davis, H. W.

Special Juror. Deacon, Richard Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Deare, D. C. Decker, J. Delano, Warren

De Silver, Charles A.

Special Juror. Detmering, F. W.

Dexter, F. G. Diers, Ferdinand Dickson, Henry Dixwell, G. B. Dodd, John Doherty, T. Dolan, William Donner, Jean

Dunjeebhoy, Ruttunjee Dubost, G.

Duddell, Henry

Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Dispenser, Hongkong Dispensary Assistant, Mercantile Bank

Innkeeper, Queen's Road West

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Storekeeper, Reynvaan & Co.

|Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.] Assistant, Johnson & Co.

Innkeeper, Queen's Road West Clerk, De Silver & Co. Clerk, J?rgens & Co.

Clerk, Phillips, Moore & Co. Merchant, do.

do.

Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Compositor, China Mail Office Clerk, Thomas Hunt & Co. Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Accountant, MacEwen & Co. Foreman, S. P. Hall & Co. Merchant, Metta & Co.

Clerk, Wetmore, Cryder & Co. Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Assistant, King & Co. Clerk, Russell & Co.

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Fletcher & Co. Assistant, Dent & Co.

Clerk, D. Sassoon, Sons & Co.

Merchant, Mosque Gardens Assistant, Mercantile Bank Printer, Queen's Road

Bookkeeper, Daily Press Assistant, Mercantile Bank Banker, Bank of Western India Broker, D'Aguilar Street Assistant, A. Heard & Co. Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Clerk, Ladage, Oelke & Co. ?Merchant, Russell & Co.

Ship Chandler, Queen's Road Assistant, A. Ellissen & Co. Clerk, Russell & Co.

Commission Agent

Chemist, Hongkong Dispensary

Assistant, A. Heard & Co.

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Assistant Storekeeper, P. & O. Co. Sailmaker, Queen's Road

Clerk, Win. Pustau & Co. Broker, Pottinger Street Merchant, Queen's Road Auctioneer, Queen's Road Assistant, Agra Bank Assistant, Russell & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Bookkeeper, De Silver & Co.

Draughtsman, P. & 3. Co.

Dunlop, Walter

Plumber, P. & O. Co.

Dunn, J. W.

Pattern Maker, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

E

Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co. Merchant,

do.

Special Juror. Ede, N. J.

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Merchant, Hesse, Ehlers & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Merchant, A. Eliissen & Co. Assistant, A. Heard & Co.

Special Juror.

Buckley, A.

Burgy, E. H.

Burrows, R.

Butter, C. P.

Butter, J.

Buxey, J. F.

Boiler Maker, P. & O. Co.

Burrows, Silas Enoch, Jr. Merchant, S. E. Burrows & Sons

c

Cahill, John Caldbeck, J. B.

fallis, T. Camajee, D. Pestonjee Caps, Eduardo P. de ampos, Joaquim P. de

Assistant, Olyphant & Co. Clerk, Blackhead & Co. Merchant, R. H. Camajce & Co.

Innkeeper, Queen's Road Commander, P. & O. Co. Assistant Storeman, P. & O. Co.

Clerk, P. & O. Co. Merchant, H. B. Camajce & Co.

Do.

do.

Ehlers, Paul Ellissen, G. Ellis, P. P. Elmenhorst, Theo. Henry

Special Juror.Elton, W. Meyer

Endicott, Henry Collins Escherick, I. C. H.

F

Special Juror.

Fairley, Francis B.

Fawcett, J. F. 'Field, T. T.

Special Juror. Falconer, George

Com. Agent, Elmenhorst & Sanders

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Special Juror. Storekeeper, Thomas Hunt & Co.

Merchant, Smith, Kennedy & Co. Special Juror.

Clerk, Oriental Bank

Watchmaker, D. Lapraik

Ship Chandler, Wellington Street Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co.

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68

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28? FEBRUARY, 1863.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

SPECIAL

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

JUROR.

Fischer, S.

Finck, R.

F

Forbes, Murdoch Forbes, W. H.

Foster, William Hammond Fox, Samuel Crane Fraser, John M. Freer, F.

Freire, Francisco

Frickel, Leopold Funk, A.

Clerk, J?rgens & Co. Assistant, Oxford & Co. Assistant, Olyhant & Co. Merchant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Broker, Stanley Street Clerk, P. & O. Co. Clerk, H. Duddell & Co. Clerk, Hongkong Club.

Ship Chandler, Queen's Road Clerk, Vaucher & Co.

K-

Kaye, William

Accountant, Australian Bank

Kerr, William McDiarmid Innkeeper, Queen's Road West Innkeeper, Queen's Road West D. Lapraik's

Kentwell, R. H.

Special Juror.Keys, Theodore

Kindersley, B. T. King, Charles W.

King, George

King, W. D.

Kirby, William

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Hotelkeeper, Oriental Hotel Purser, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Sinith Archer & Co. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Kup, Antonie W. Pieter Mercha, John Burd & Co.

c

L

Special Juror.

Gabain, P. Gama, G. A. da

Gaupp, Charles J.

Gardiner, James

Gardner, W. H.

Gaupp, Louis

Gibb, Hugh Bold

Gibb, W. H.

Gifford, George

Gonsalves, C.

Goodwin, A.

Goularte, E. F.

Goy, David

Green, J.

Green, T.

Green, W.

Gutierrez, Adelino

Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Assistant, Commercial Bank

Bookkeeper, China Mail Office

Reporter, Daily Press

Watchmaker, Queen's Road

Do.

do.

Lammert, Geo. Reinhold

Lane, William

Lapraik, Douglas Lapraik, John S.

Lambert, Robert Carr

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Storekeeper, L., Atkinson & Co. Storekeeper, Queen's Road Merchant, D'Aguilar Street Clerk, D. Lapraik's

Special Juror.

Lawrence, Geo. Richards Laycock, Henry

Assistant, Bull, Purdon & Co.

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Merchant, Gilman & Co.,

Special Juror.

Godownkeeper, W., Borradaile & Co.}

Merchant, Oxford & Co.

Special Juror.

Commission Agent

Assistant, Holliday, Wise & Co.

Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co.

Special Juror.

Painter, P. & O). Co.

Engineer, P. & O. Co.

Engineer, Queen's Road

Special Juror. Levitt, William Special Juror. Levysohn, A. C.

Merchant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Special Juror. Lemann, H. B.

Do. do.

do. Merchant, Gifford & Co. Clerk, Vaucher & Co. Boiler Maker, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ship Builder, Harper & Co. Farrier, Murray Barracks Supdt. Engineer, P. & O. Co. Farrier, Murray Barracks Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Gutierrez, Louren?o Jo?o Assistant, Gifford & Co.

Gutierrez, Querino A.

Guild, R.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Assistant, Mercantile Bank

Lewis, J. W.

Lima, J. M. O.

Lincker, A. G.

Littlefield, H.

Linstead, Theophilus Gee Merchant, Lindsay & Co.

Lockhart, A. Logan, James

Londen, John S. Low, Robert A. L?tkens, L. S. Lyall, Robert

|Accountant, Agra Bank

Foreman, China Mail Office Merchant, Shelley Street Assistant, Lyall, Still & Co.

H

Hagen, Charles

Assistant, W. Pustau & Co.

Accountant, Central Bank W. I.

Halford, W.- Halton, Eldred Hall, S. P. Hammond, F. Hammond, H. Harding, William Harley, Alexander Harper, Patrick Rose Harper, R. J.

Harsant, Frederick M. Hart, J.

Harty, William B.

?

Hayes, J.

Hayward, J. W. Heaton, George H. Heinemann, S. Helland, George J. Henderson, James Henderson, W. J. Hill, M. Hitchcock, E. A. Hochstetter, Conrad Hodge, Robert Hogg, A. G. Hogg, Thomas

Holloway, E. Holmes, George

Hook, J. S.

Hormusjee, Eduljee

Howard, Thomas

Howell, Alfred

H?bener, Carl A. H?bener, H. E, Hunt, R.

Hopdiers, H.

Hunter, William C. Hutchison, E.

Hutton, A.

Hyndman, H.

M

MacAndrew, James Macconochie, J.

Merchant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Special Juror. MacDonald, Alexander

Shipwright, Spring Gardens Clerk, S. P. Hall & Co. Plumber, P. & O. Co. Sailmaker, Bowra & Co. Watchmaker, D. Lapraik Manager, Commercial Bank Accountant, Australian Bank Ship Chandler, Bowra & Co. Assistant, Turner & Co. Clerk, W. Emeny & Co. Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Assistant, A. Heard & Co. Marine Surveyor, Peel Street Assistant, Oxford & Co. Merchant, John Burd & Co. Foreman, McDougall & Co. Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Boiler Maker, P. & O). Co. Assistant, Olyphant & Co. Watchmaker, Queen's Road Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Merchant, Adam Scott & Co. Engineer, P. & O. Co. Plumber, P. & O. Co. Agent, Queen's Road

Ship Broker, Graham Street Merchant, F. B. Cama & Co. Merchant, Shelley Street Merchant, A. Wilkinson & Co. Merchant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Clerk,

do.

do.

Boiler Maker, Hollywood Road Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Merchant, A. Heard & Co.

Assistant, Turner & Co.

Engineer, P. & O. Co.

Storekeeper, P. & O. Co.

McDonald, J. S. McDouall, John MacDougall, Henry Macey, J.

.

MacFarlane, Malcolm

Special Juror. MacGregor, T.

Macildowie, W. Mackay, J.

Mackenzie, Donald Wm.

Mackenzie, James Joseph MacKnight, A. MacLean, David Maclean, Geo. Francis MacLellan, D. W.

Special Juror. Maher, J. A.

Major, E.

Mar?al, F. A. Mar?al, H.

Masters, J. Mears, G. J. Menke, Julius

Special Juror. Meyer, Edward

Meyer, Johannis Middleton, W. N. Mitchell, Richard Mitchell, Robert

Special Juror. Monteith, D. P. S.

Moore, Maurice Special Juror. Morgan, W. M. Special Juror. Morgan, Charles Henry

Morrison, W. M?ller, A. Muncherjee, Pestonjee S.

Special Juror.Mur, J. M.

Murray, Andrew Dundas

N

Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Special Juror. Blacksmith, J. Lamont's

Foreman, Harper & Co. Shipwright, Queen's Road Bauker, Oriental Bank Engineer, Queen's Road Boiler Maker, P. & O. Co. Clerk, J. Lamont's Engineer, J. Lamont's Clerk, J. Logan's

Boiler Maker, P. & O. Co.

Special Juror.

Merchant, D. W. Mackenzie & Co. Special Juror. Merchant, Dent & Co.

Special Juror.

Shipwright, J. S. Macdonald's Accountant, Oriental Bank Merchant, Lyall, Still & Co. Assistant, Lindsay & Co.

Special Juror.

Assistant, Mercantile Bank Assistant, Fletcher & Co. Clerk, Jolinson & Co. Clerk, Smith, Kennedy & Co. Plumber, Queen's Road East Boiler Maker, P. & O. Co. Merchant, W. Pustau & Co. Merchant, E. & G. Meyer

Do.

do.

Assistant, Gilman & Co. Clerk, Lyndhurst Terrace Shipwright, Russell & Co. Assistant, Australian Bank Assistant, Phillips, Moore & Co. Commission Agent, Queen's Road Auctioneer

Carpenter, J. Lamont's Clothier, Ladage, Oelke & Co. Broker, Hollywood Road Assistant, Olyphant & Co. Master, Ship John Adams

Special Juror. Special Juror.

Inglis, George Ironside, George

J

Jack, John Jameson, Charles Jesus, J. A. de

Johnson, Charles T. Johnston, William Jordan, J. P. Jorge, Honorato Jost, G. T.

Jukes, M. P. J?rgens, Henry

Engineer, P. & O. Co. Clerk, J. Lamont's

Shipwright, J. Lamont's

Opium Inspector, Wellington Street

Clerk, Turner & Co.

Engineer, J. Lamont's

Assistant, Johnson & Co.

Commission Agent, Wellington St. Assistant, Mercantile Bank

Clerk, G. Dubost

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Storekeeper, Queen's Road

Neilson, A. B. Nevin Nisbet, Thomas

Nissen, Ferdinand

Noble, Henry

Assistant, D. W. Mackenzie & Co.

Merchant, Olyphant & Co.

Shipwright, S. P. Hall & Co.

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Banker, Agra Bank

Watchmaker, D. Lapraik's

Clerk, Oriental Bank

Clerk, Oriental Bank

Norris, George A. F.

Noble, J.

Noronha, Henrique

Noronha, Jos?

Notley, William Henry

Nuy, P.

O

O'Callaghan, F. J. Ormiston, Walter Owens, J.

Auctioneer, Queen's Road

Assistant, Walker, Borradaile & Co. Assistant, Bosman & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Banker, Mercantile Bank Boiler Maker, P. & O. Company

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

69

SPECIAL

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

NAME.

OCCUPATION And Residence.

SPECIAL JUROR.

JUROR.

(740,

William

Ozerio, Candido Antonio Ozorio, Candido Julio

Hotelkeeper, Commercial Hotel Assistant, Lyall, Still & Co. Assistant, Dent & Co.

Parpia, M.

Parker, C.

P

Parker, Edward

Parker, Ebenezer Francis Parker, M. D.

Parker, R.

Paterson, Alexander

Pauly, W. O.

Peacock, Thos.

Fearce, J.

Pearce, James W.

Pemberton, J.

Merchant,' Graham Street

Photographer, Staunton Street Innkeeper, Qu?en's Road

Merchant, A. Heard & Co.

Commission Mercht., Pedder's Wharf Clerk

Assistant, Oriental Bank Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Draper, Queen's Road

Blacksmith, P. & O. Company Clerk, H. Duddell & Co. Assistant, Johnson & Co.

Pereira, F. G.

Pereira, Jos? L.

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Perkins, W. H.

Pestonjec, Dhunjeebhoy

Pestonjec, Muncherjee Petrie, David

Porter, F. H.

Purdon, James

R

Radecker, R. E.

Rantoul, C. W. Ray, Joseph J. Redlich, A.

Reid, W. H.

Remedios, Roaventura Remedios, Geraldo dos Remedios, Jo?o Joaqm. dos Reuben, Solomon Reynolds, Thomas J. Reynvaan, A. J. Rice, Henry

Rickett, John, Jr. Ritchie, J.

Rivington, Charles

Roberts, A. HI. Roberts, Jolin

Roberts, John, Jr.

Rocha, V. F. Rodger, Alexander

Rogerson, Thomas Rohl, Edward Roper, H. Rose, T.

Rosenthal, W. S.

Ross, Alexander

Rowett, Richard

Roy, A.

Roza, A. B.

Roza, J. F.

Roza, M. da

Assistant, Lindsay & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

S

Slate, Richard B.

Sloman, M. J. Smith, C. T.

Smith, E.

Smith, Frederick T. Smith, George

Smith, George J. O. Smith, John Snelling, George

Special Juror. Soares, Francisco de Paulo

Soermann, Auguste Souza, M.

Souza, R.

Spalding, G.

Speechly, Samuel

Speechly, C.

Spencer, P. A.

Spurry, J.

Stanford, B.

Stove, T.

Steinkopff, Otto

Merchant, P. & D. N. Camajee & Co. Special Juror. Stephenson, Harry

Broker, Hollywood Road

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Clerk, De Silver & Co.

Merchant, Bull, Purdon & Co.

Assistant, Schellhass & Co.

Opium Iuspector

Auctioneer, Queen's Road [Clerk, Oxford & Co. |Engineer, P. & O. Co. Clerk, Lindsay & Co. Assistant, Lindsay & Co. Merchant, Gough Street Merchant, Moses & Co. Merchant, Pottinger Street

Clerk, Reinvaan, Chabert & Co., Tavernkeeper, Queen's Road West [Clerk, P. & 6). Co. Clerk, Moses & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Gilman & Co.

Auctioneer, Wellington Street Auctioneer

Clerk, D'. Sassoon, Sons & Co. Broker, &c.

Clerk, Bowra & Co.

Stiles, William

Still, Charles Frederick Stimsen, John

Special Juror. Stokes, George E.

Stone, F.

Suril, C. E. Sutherland, Thomas

T

Talbot, S. H. Taylor, J. B.

Thiel, H.

Thom, William Thomas, George

Special Juror Thompson

Thompson, F. H.

Special Juror.Thompson, Gavin

Thompson, George Thompson, Louis Thompson, S. Tiller, T.

Tillinghast, T. D.

Torrey, Joseph William

Townsend, John

Tripp, J. H.

Trubshaw, Jamies

Turing, Alexander

V

Clerk, H. Duddell & Co.

Moulder, P. & O. Co.

Boiler Maker, P. & 9. Co.

Commission Agent, Blum Bros,& Co.

Vickermann, W. H.

Foreman, S. P. Hall & Co.

Vickers, J. M.

Merchaut, Holliday, Wise & Co.

Special Juror.

Vieira, A. J.

Carpenter, S. P. Hall & Co..

Vinton, William

Clerk, Birley & Co.

Do.

do.

Do.

do.

Assistant, Wetmore, Cryder & Co. Clerk, Lammert, Atkinson & Co. Merchant, Smith, Archer & Co. Clerk, Smith, Archer & Co. Assistant, Birley & Co. Assistant, Smith, Kennedy & Co. Marine Surveyor, Elgin Street Clerk, MacEwen & Co. Innkeeper, Queen's Road Storekeeper, F. P'. Soares & Co. Assistant, Oxford & Co. Clerk, Lyall, Still & Co.

Do. do.

do.

Moulder, MacDougall & Co. Engineer, Queen's Road

Do.

do.

Assistant, Bull Purdon & Co.

Engineer, P. & O. Co.

Shipwright, J. S. Macdonald

Foreman Carpenter, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Oxford & Co. ·

Clerk, Parker & Co.

Storekeeper, Dent & Co.

Merchant, Lyall, Still, & Co. Marine Reporter, China Mail Assistant, Lyall, Still & Co. Assistant, A. Heard & Co. Clerk, Bosman & Co. Superintendent P. & O. Co.

Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co. Clerk, Wm. Pustau & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Shipwright, Queen's Road West Assistant, S. P. Hall & Co. Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. do.

Do.

Innkeeper, Queen's Road West Assistant, Oxford & Co.

Boiler Maker, Duddell Street Clerk, Parker & Co,

Storekeeper, De Silver & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Commission Agent, Queen's Road

Commander, Fort William

Special Juror.

Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Merchant, MacGregor & Co.

Merchant, Dent & Co.

Special Juror.

Clerk, Dent & Co.

Clerk, D. Lapraik's

Rozario, Marcos Calisto do Merchant, Stephenson & Co.

Roza, S. V.

Rozario, H. A.

Rozario, L. A.

Russell, Donald

Russell, William F.

Rustonjee, Pestonjee

Ryrie, Phineas

S

S?, Francisco, de

Sanders, F.

Santos, Antonio dos

Sassoon, Arthur A. D.

Sassoon, Solomon D. Schaeff, A. Schelll

Lass, E. Schmidt, C. W. Schmidt, Thos. Schmidt, W. Schuepel, C?sar Seabra, F. A. Seth, Seth Avith

Severs, H. R.

Severs, Albert Sharp, Grauville

Sherard, Robt. Bringhurst

Silveira, G. da Simoens, B.

Clerk, A. Wilkinson & Co.

Shipwright, Queen's Road West

Ship Chandler, Thomas Hunt & Co. Merchant, F. B. Metta & Co.

Merchant, Turner & Co.

Special Juror.

Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co.

Com. Agent, Elmenhorst & Sanders Assistant, Bull Purdon & Co.

Merchant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co. Special Juror.

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co. Assistant, Wm. Pustau & Co. Merchant, Schellhas & Co. Clerk, Frickel & Co.

Clerk, Sharp & Co.

Merchant, Fletcher & Co. Assistant, Bosman & Co. Clerk, A. Heard & Co. Broker, Wellington Street Merchant, Severs & Co. Clerk, Severs & Co. Broker, Caine Road

Merchant, Queen's Road West Watchmaker, Juvet's Clerk, Wetmore, Cryder & Co.

Vischer, A. Vogel, E.

Wagner, C.

W

Walker; R, S. Wallace, Edward Wallace, Thomas Watmore, Robert Watson, Alexander S.

Watson. James Bailey Welsh, David

Wetmore, W. Shephard

Wheelly, Alfred A. Wheeley, F. Wiese, Frederick Wiese, Ludwig

Wilson, Alexauder

Wilson, Edward Wilson, G.

Wilson, William

Winniberg, Heary Wong Ashing

Special Juror Woodford. J. D.

Clerk, S. P. Hall & Co.

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Clerk, Holliday, Wise & Co.

Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Clerk, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Clerk, Russell & Co.

Piano Tuner, Shelley Street

Merchant, Walker, Borradaile & Co. Special Juror. Clerk, D. Lapraik's

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Druggist, Queen's Road

Innkeeper, Queen's Lond

Assistant, Smith, Kennedy & Co.

Merchant, Wetmore, Cryder & Co. Special Juror. Assistant, Dent & Co.

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Merchant, Siemussen & Co.

Special Juror.

Storekeeper, MacEwen & Co.

Clerk, Turner & Co.

Clerk, MacEwen & Co.

Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Storekeeper, Queen's Road East

Printer, London Mission

Assistant, Walker, Borradaile & Co.

Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Clerk, Bowra & Co.

Woodin, Edward L. Wright,

A.

Y

Special Juror.

Special Juror, Young, W. C.

Young, G. F.

Assistant, Gibh, Livingston & Co. Assistant Storekeeper, P. & O. Co.

Simoens, M.

Simoens, N.

Simmonds, J.

Do. do.

do. Clerk, Smith, Kennedy & Co. Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.

N

Zobel, H. V.

Clerk, S. E. Burrows & Sons.

J. C. POWER, Sheriff.

Hongkong, 31st January, 1863.

Revised and amended, and the Special Jurors designated, by His Excellency the Acting Governor and the Legislative Council, this 26th Day of February, 1863.

1. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

DATE.

1863.

70

No. 23.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that His Excellency the Acting Governor, with the Advice of the Executive Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the year 1863 at Eight-and-a-half per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria, and Five per cent for Houses in the Villages of this Island.

In addition to which on Houses in Victoria a Lighting Rate of One-and-a-half per cent will be levied, in accordance with the terms of Ordinance No. 11 of 1856.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

Feb.

21,

30.27

68

30.27

66

30.22

65

22,

30.30

67

30.29

· 66

30.30

67

""

23,

30.31

66

30.31

67

30.32

66

""

24,

30.34

66

30.30

69

30.30

66

>>.

25,

30.30

66

30.30

67

30.21

68

""

26,

30.23

68

30.20

72

30.20

""

27,

30.30

70

30.26

69

30.27

2893

72

68

""

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULR.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER- MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

Min. Max.

6A.M. 3P.M.

WINDS.

6 A.M.

NOON

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

6 P.M.

REMARKS AS TO WEAther.

Dirn.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

GA.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

Feb. 21 28.29 28.32 28.29 28.27 28.2659.15 62.00 58.30 59.00 59.00'56.00 59,00 63.00 E?N

22 28.30 28.35 28.32 28.29 28.2656.00 62.30 58.30 54.00 58.00 56.00 54.00 63.00 EN

4 ELS

4 EbN

4 EbN

4

3 EAS

LO

31

23 28.32 28.36 28.36 28.35 28.3158.00 65.00 65.00 54.00 61.00 61.00 54.00 59.00 EAS

4

0

6 A.M. fog, wet dew; from 8 A.M. fine. (Very fine, heavy squall, during past

night.

0 Very fine.

??

- "3

24 28.33 28.39 28.38|28.33 28.32 58.00|63.00 62.00 57.30 59.00 59.00 57.00 64.30 EbN

25

3 EbS

3 EbS

2

6A.M. fog, wet dew; from 8 A.M. very fine.

28.30 28.34 28.30 28.26 28.2558.00 61.30 61.00 55.00 57.00 58.30 55.00 €3.00 E

3 Ebs

5 EbS

3 Very fine.

"

26 28.28 28.33 28.32 28.29 28.27 61.00 69.00 67.00 59.00 65.00 62.30 59.00 70.00 NE

1

0 NW

4

Do.

"

27 28.33 28.36 28.34 28.30 28.30 59.00 65.00 62.00 57.00 61.00 59.00 57.00 66.00E?N

5 NE

2 ES

1

Do.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28 ? FEBRUARY, 1863.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

HONGKONG. NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

o'clock, A.M. Monday morning at 10

UNTI

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

IT is hereby notified, that itted Committee for Sanatory purposes, appointed by His Excel- ney the Acting Governor, under Government Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 162, is now sitting and will be happy to receive any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR O'REILLY.

IE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to receive information respecting the above men- tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amy. Itis stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled,

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

JOHN RICH, Plaintiff, · and

WONG-HOI-YUNE, Defendant. HEREAS an action has been commenced

W in this Court at the suit of the above

named John Richi, to recover the sum of One thousand Five hundred and Fifty Dollars for damages sustained by the Plaintiff for breach by the Defendant of the couditions of a certain Charter Party, and it being alleged that the said Wong- hoi-yune does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Ninth day of March nert, wherein the Accountant or Shopman of the said Defendant, whose name is unknown is gar- nishee.

        Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before Final Judgment in this action, the said Wong-hoi-yune or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island No. 2 of 1855 intituled “An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at, Law against persons abscut from the Colony" the said Attach- ment may be dissolved.

        Dated this Twenty-first day of February in the Year of Our Lord, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-three.

HAZELAND & JOHNSON, Plaintiff's Attornies.

NOTICE.

Estate of ARCHIBALD MACTAVISH, late Com- mander of the Screw Steamer Armenian, deceased.

L

ETTERS of Administration to the above Estate

of the Firm of Messieurs Mackenzie, Lyall & Co., Merchants there, as the duly constituted Attorney of the Father of the deceased, All Persons having claims against the Estate are requested to make the same known to Mr. Anderson, with whom persons indebted to the Estate should at once communicate.

Calcutta, 14th January, 1863.

STEAM FOR

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

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

THE AMPANYE Team-ship

COLUMBIAN, Capt. SKOTTOWE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Sunday, the 1st March, 1863, at 9 A.M.

CARGO will be received on board until Noon on the 27th February, SPECIE until Noon on the 28th February, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 27th February.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

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 Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

STEAM TO SHANGHAE.

THE Company's Mail Steamer "HYDASPE,”

THE Steamers (L. B)

will be despatched for the above Port with II. M.'s Mails, Passengers, Specie and Cargo, about 24 hours after the arrival from Suez and Europe of the next French Mail Steamer Alph?e, expected during the first days of March.

For Freight or Passage apply at the Office of the Company, Queen's Road.

BERTOLINI,

Agent.

Hongkong, 25th February, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and MR. ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho-

were granted by the High Court of Judi-rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

cature in Bengal, on the 3rd December, 1862, to Peter Anderson, Esquire, of Calcutta, a Member

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

71

?HE interest and responsibility of Mr. FRAMJEE DHUNJEEBHOY in our Firm, ceased on the 23rd October last,

FRAMJEE BYRAMJEE METTA & Co. Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

ITII reference to the above the undersigned

WITH referey on to sitess under the Style and

name of Messrs. BYRAMJEE DORABJEE METTA & Co.

BYRAMJEE DORABJEE METTA. Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

NOTICE.

HIE interest and responsibility of Mr. H. H.

mined on 31st December, 1861, and Mr. THOMAS DAVID NEAVE was admitted a Partner on the 1st January last.

ROBERT, SMITH & Co. London, 24th November, 1862.

M

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSO?N and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

R. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WILD, has been

July last.

our

GILMAN & Co.

China, 24th November, 1862.

NOTICE.

Mitted a Partner in our Firm, which now

R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad-

consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D STEWART.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1833.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

TH

THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to graut Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

P1

COPPER PLATE PRINTING, ARTIES having their own engraved Plates may have VISITING CARDS printed on them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigued.

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Priater to Hongkong Government, OsWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET,

SOIT

QUI-MAL

DIE

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MON

ROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 10.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 7TH MARCH, 1863.

VOL. X.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 27.

     The Colonial Surgeon's Report, with Returns on the Sanitary Condition of the Colony for the past year, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 6th February, 1863.

It is my pleasing duty, in drawing up my fourth annual Report on the health of this Colony, to record several important sanitary improvemnents which have been inaugurated during the past year, and to present statistical information of the most satisfactory character. So satisfactory indeed has the health of the Colony been during the past year, that but for the fact of the occurrence of a similar state of matters during each of the three years immediately preceding, it might well be considered exceptional in its character; it is to be hoped that a permanent improvement in the sanitary condition of Hongkong has been the result of the many sanitary reforms that have taken place.

Situated on the very edge of the Tropics it is not to be expected that its sanitary condition can ever be equal to that of a well regulated European town, added to which the continual intercourse with the mainland of China and neighbouring countries where no attention is paid to sanitary regulations, must expose it to epidemics of contagious disease. It is not therefore" remarkable to find cases of Small-pox occurring both in Spring and Autumn, more especially when it is remembered that the Chinese are in the habit of employing inocculation in a most reckless manner and which indeed they prefer to the safer and milder practice of vaccination. Small-pox became a perfect scourge in the North of China last Spring, and at the same time. Cholera was reported as raging at Singapore, Saigon and Manila-in a short time it appeared in Shanghae, and in the towns further North, where it produced great havoc, and ultimately visited Japan. For a time our Colony continued quite free from the disease, although cases were reported as occurring as near us as Macao and Whampoa.

The Government most judiciously appointed a Health Officer to board every vessel arriving in the harbor and at the same- time erected a quarantine station on the small island adjoining Green Island. To this station three vessels infected with Small-pox were ordered.

      At most two or three isolated cases of Cholera occurred in the Colony, of which two proved fatal in the Seaman's Hospital. But one of our Institutions, viz: the Gaol, proved an exception to the general immunity, for there an epidemic of the disease in its most malignant form broke out on the 17th of October, continuing for three weeks, during which time 25 cases occurred of which 13 terminated fatally. Singularly enough this epidemic was entirely limited to the Chinese prisoners and occurred principally among the long sentence men. The European prisoners, who were then occupying the new buildings, suffered at the same time from an epidemic of acute Dysentery, which fortunately in no case had a fatal result. Every preparation was made for meeting the disease in an efficient manner had it appeared in an epidemic form in the Town, but there is great reason for thankfulness that no such disastrous result followed, and possibly the great care with which the prevalence of the disease in Gaol was kept a secret beyond its walls had something to do with this result.

It only reinains for me, before entering into details in reference to the various institutions which come officially under my cognizance, to record the appointment of a Committee for sanitary purposes; to the result of its labors and the report it may forward to Government, those interested in the health of this Colony may safely look with confidence.

I. THE POLICE.

This body is remarkable for its extreme healthiness as the following tables will illustrate:

Table I. shews the admissions into and the deaths in the Hospital of Members of the Police Force during every month of 1862.

Table II. shews the rate per cent of sickness and mortality of the Force during the same year.

It will be noted that the mortality is slightly in excess of 1861, but not to such a degree as to call for comment.

     It is important to record that a second year's experience of the system of monthly examination for the detection of venereal disease has continued to be crowned with success. The numbers so affected being palpably less and more easily treated than was the case in years preceding the adoption of the system.

     The Force does not appear to be peculiarly liable to any special class of disease, but the number of men taken into Hos- pital either for observation or for feigned diseases is considerable, and it is not always possible to detect the imposture without. submitting the men to a day's observation.

74

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH MARCH, 1863.

II. THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL.

  Tables III. and VI. give the classification and result of treatment of the various patients admitted into this Hospital, with the per centage of mortality during the last four years.

Table IV., kindly furnished to me by the Resident Surgeon, Mr. Enscoe, gives similar information in regard to the Seaman's Hospital. The high relative rate of mortality in this Institution cannot but attract attention; it is simple justice to the Surgeon to note that there are many causes bearing greatly against his successful treatment. The principal of these consist in the very inferior character of the building and its appliances as a Hospital, in the reluctance of some Captains to send their men out of the ship until disease has made too great progress, and in some degree to the severity of the accidents occurring on board ship. In the Civil Hospital the result of treatment, as shewn in the tables, has been eminently successful, this success appearing to follow in proportion as the establishment has year by year been made better adapted to the purpose for which it is main- tained. I have great pleasure in recording that the infectious ward and the room for insane patients are rapidly reaching com- pletion, and that water has been brought within the inclosure, and will, I understand, in a very few weeks be introduced into the building itself. There are no points of special interest to be noted in the character of the cases treated; the number is slightly in excess of that of 1861, although the reception of Merchant Seamen belonging to vessels in Harbor has ceased.

III. THE GAOL.

  Table V. shews the rate of Sickness and Mortality in this establishment. It will be noted that the death rate was as high as 4.65 per cent. to the average number of prisoners, the highest rate since 1858. But if we remember that of the 26 deaths recorded 13 or exactly one-half resulted from Malignant Cholera, the ordinary death rate is at once reduced to 2.32 per cent., a rate much below the average. The appearance of Cholera in the Gaol was inexplicable: that it did not attack the prisoners more generally and that it proved so amenable to treatment in the crowded state of the buildings (which allowed less than 250 cubic feet of air to each prisoner,) is very satisfactory.

IV. THE LOCK HOSPITAL.

  The results of the Working of Ordinance No. 12 of 1857, by which this Institution was established, are of the most satisfactory character, and already much good has been effected, as I shall endeavour to point out in the following remarks:-

Table VII. is of the most instructive description.

  I must be permitted to hazard the statement, (the data for arriving at which I have given in former Reports) that of the total sick, in all Hospitals in the East, fully 25 per cent. are afflicted with Venereal desease. It must therefore be a matter of great importance to those who have the care of large bodies of disciplined men, to reduce that per centage to its lowest limit, and to make that class of patients as amenable to treatment as possible-which the Ordinance and periodical examination has enabled us to effect to a great extent in reference to the Police. The severity of the disease will c?teris paribus be as the source from which it has been contracted. The Table conveys the following important information: that during the five years the Ordinance has been in force 1,574 infected women have been segregated from the localities in which they could convey infection and that during a total of 42,270 days, or, to repeat the argument I have several times previously adduced, supposing that every infected woman would only convey the disease to one man during each day she was diseased, we have at least 42,270 cases of disease prevented,-or at all events 42,270 opportunities of conveying disease have been prevented. What can be more satisfactory as a measure of Sanitary Police? The table shews further that the average number of days in which these diseased women have been under treatment has steadily decreased, until in 1862 it was 22.0 only a fraction above the half of 43.8 in 1858, almost the minimum we can expect-which proves that the disease is milder in type and is ar- rested in its earlier stages.

  So completely satisfied am I of the incalculable benefit that has resulted to the Colony from the Ordinance under discus- sion that I shall be glad te see its provisions extended to both the so called purely Chinese houses, and to that still more fertile source of infection, the boat population.

  Both Military and Naval Medical Officers concur with me in estimating very highly the advantages of the Ordinance as affecting the health of their men-of which I have received numerous proofs. I shall limit myself in this instance to recording the evidence of only three of those gentlemen.

  Dr. Home, the present Deputy Inspector and principal Military Medical Officer, who had experience of the Colony prior to the introduction of the Ordinance, writes:

  "On behalf of the Army Medical Officers stationed here I have pleasure in expressing to you the great advantage we "have derived from the excellent Sanitary arrangements in force in regard to Prostitution.

  "Venereal disease from being but a few years ago one of the most common causes of unfitness for duty here has "become of comparatively rare occurrence.”

now

Dr. Sexton, Assistant Surgeon of H. M.'s 5th Bombay Light Infantry made the following statement last May:

Among 427 men, the total strength of the detachment at present quartered at Hongkong, only 4 cases of Venereal "disease have occurred during the months of March and April, 1862; that is to say at the rate of two cases or 0.5 per cent "per

month.

(C

"No less remarkable is the mild form under which the disease presents itself: that it has become extremely amenable to treatment is best evidensed by the fact that the average number of days under treatment of each case only amounted to 8.5: a result almost unprecedented in the statistical history of this disease."

  Dr. Dixson who was Surgeon of H. M.'s S. Chesapeake when carrying the Flag of Admiral Sir James Hope, and who had many opportunities of judging of the Working of the Ordinance, more than confirmed the above Statements, as far as his own men were concerned.

  Table VIII. gives fuller details as to the character of the diseases and their average duration during every month of the year 1862.

  Table IX. is an approximative estimate of the Mortality among Foreign Residents in Hongkong during the last five years. The number of Residents is furnished to me by the Registrar General and the deaths are estimated by the number of burials in the two Cemeteries, excluding in both cases Military, and Naval and Merchant Seamen, as well as burials from the Hospitals.* If the data are correct Hongkong may boast of a better climate than it has credit for-but it must not be forgotten that the majority of Foreigners do not remain in Hongkong to die, but leave as soon as any serious disease attacks them, if their condition will at all permit of them doing so.

Table X. gives the usual information as to the work performed by the Inspector of Nuisances attached to this Department. Table XI. shews the Annual Mean state of the Atmosphere during the year 1862 as recorded at the Government Civil Hospital.

J. I. MURRAY, M.D., Colonial Surgeon.

* Note.-The Military and Seaman's Hospital are necessarily excluded-the Civil Hospital has also been excluded in the calculation as very few of its patients come under the designation of Residents.

"'s

!

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH MARCH, 1863.*

1. THE POLICE.

TABLE shewing the Admissions into Hospital and Deaths during the Year 1862.

MONTH.

EUROPEANS.

COLOURED.

CHINESE.

75:

TOTAL. TOTAL.

Admissions. Deaths. Admissions. Deaths. Admissions. Deaths. Admissions. Deaths.

12

Janary,

38

2

2

52

February,

20

13

1

33

March,

12

7

1

6

25

Q11

2

?

April,

18

18

3

39

23

16

Mar,

41

10

27

1

3

June,

40

1

16

July,

38

1

59

1

?

Angust,

13

30

44

1

September,

15

39

3

57

1

October,

11

28

42

November,

13

34

47

December,..

14

18

32

1

Total,.

177

3

306

8

28

511

11

2.-TABLE shewing the RATE of SICKNESS and MORTALITY in the POLICE FORCE during the Year 1862.

AVERAGE STRENGTH.

TOTAL SICK.

TOTAL DEATHS.

RATE OF SICKNESS.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

Europeans.

Coloured.

Chinese.

Total.

41

235

90

416

511

11

122.59

per cent.

2.64 per cent.

3-TABLE shewing the RATE of MORTALITY in the Government Civil Hospital during the Year 1862.

RATE TO TOTAL NO. OF ADMISSIONS.

RATE TO NO. OF EUROPEAN ADMISSIONS.

RATE TO No. of Colored PERSONS ADMITTED.

RATE TO No. of CHINESE ADMISSIONS.

1858. 1859. 1860. 1861. 1862, 1859. 1860. 1861. 1862. 1859. 1860. 1861. 1862. 1859. 1860. 1861. 1862.

17.88 8.62

6.90 6.47 5.41

6.09

per

cent.

per cent.

per cent.

per cent.

per cent.

per cent.

9.31 9.16 5.41 6.44 3.43 2.01 2.70

per per

per per per per per cent. cent. cent: cent. cent. cent. cent.

per

cent.

28.98 | 8.23 |11.65 12.78

per cent.

per per cent. | cent.

4. THE SEAMAN'S HOSPITAL.

TABLE shewing the Number of Admissions and MORTALITY during the Year 1862.

DISEASE.

DEATHS.

No. of CASES.

DISEASE.

DEATHS.

· No. OF CASES.

Brought forward,..

36

245

1

Delirium Tremens,.

1

Splenitis,

3

Gun shot wounds,

3

Stricture,

Dysentery,

21

44

Hypertrophy of Heart,

·

Pleuritis,

4

Hernia,

Burns,

3

2nd Syphilis,

Frost Bite,

1

3

Rheumatism,

22

Phthisis,

Variola,

2

21

Enteritis,

3

Abcess,

Iritis,

3

Syphilis,

1

.32

Xecrosis,

Hepatitis,

      Continued Fever, Intermittent Fever,

H?morrhoids, Ulcers,

Asthma,

Fractures,

Scurvy,

Gonorrhoea,

6

:

251

12

Epilepsia,

26

Hoematemesis,

Hydrocele,

Concussion of Brain, Pneumonia,

Gastritis,

Malignant Cholera,

Co

3

Q

?

101020 di z pod ground 67 03

6

7

1

1

2

9

Jaundice,

5

Paralysis,

4

Sympathetic Bubo,

1

Brain Fever,.

Tonsilitis,

4

1

2

1

1

2

1

1

1

4

Spinal Inflamation,

1

Lacerated wounds,

?

Constipation,

Diarrlica,

Scalds,

9

Dislocation of Shoulder,

?

4

2

Aneurism,.

1

5

Bronchitis,

1

1

15

Inflamation of Knee Joint,

1

1

2

Itch,

Carried forward,.

Rate of Deaths to Number of Admissions,.

36

245

TOTAL,..

43

298

.14.42 per cent.

?

2

76

TOTAL NO.

OF

PRISONERS.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH MARCH, 1863.

5.-TABLE shewing the RATE of SICKNESS and MORTALITY in the GAOL during the Year 1862.

AVERAGE NO. TOTAL SICK TOTAL SICK

OF

PRISONERS.

IN

HOSPITAL.

TRIFLING CASES.

TOTAL DEATHS.

RATE OF SERIOUS

SICKNESS.

RATE OF MORTALITY,

To Total. To Average. To Total. To Average,

3,542

5581

170

3,540

26

4.96

31.51

0.73

4.65

6.—TABLE showing the MORTALITY in the following INSTITUTIONS in VICTORIA, Hongkong.

I.-Smail Pox,... Diarrhea, Dysentery,.. Cholera,

DISEASES.

...

...

Intermittent Fever,

Remittent Fever,

Continued Fever,

Typhus Fever,

Primary Syphilis,

Bubo,

Gonorrhoea,

Secondary Syphilis,

...

...

.10

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

Sloughing phagaedena of Penis,

IL-Dropsy,

Abscess,

Ulcer,

...

...

Phagaedenic ulcer,

Fistula in Ano, Scorbutus,...

III.-Scrofula,

Phthisis,

IV.-Paralysis,

?

Delirium Tremens,

Insanity,...

Sun Stroke,

Epilepsy,

...

?

...

...

...

Apoplexy and Concussion of Brain,

Spinal Disease,

V.-Aneurism,

Disease of Heart,

VI.-Tonsillitis,...

Catarrh,

Bronchitis,...

...

...

***

...

?

Pneumonia and pleuro pneumonia, Asthma,

VII.-Dyspepsia,

...

Ascitis, Colic, Constipation, Hepatitis, Jaundice,

...

...

...

Vomiting of Blood, Hemorrhoids, Worms, Enteritis,

Gastritis,

Hernia,

..

...

?

VIII.-Stricture of Urethra,

P

Orchitis, Hydrocele, Bright's Disease, X-Rheumatisin,

Hydrops Articuli, Dislocations, XI-Phlegmon, Tumors,... Psoriasis, Eczyma,... Scabies,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

?

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

***

...

...

...

...

...

Filaria Medinenses or Guinea Worm, Lupus,

XVII.-Drunk,

...

Starvation,...

Debility,... Burns,... Fractures, Wounds, (Gun shot), Wounds, (incised), Contusions, Amputations.... Opium Smoking, XVIII.-Impostors,

Observation, Other Diseases, XIX.-Ophthalmia,

Ulceration of Cornea, Sclerotitis,. Iritis,

...

...

...

...

Blind, (incurable),

...

...

***

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

....

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

?

...

...

***

...

...

***

...

...

...

***

**

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

TOTAL,...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

888

17

36

...

6

78

10: 4

2

32

41

22

25

...

...

265 2

23

7121

155

6

20

9

12

...

31

11 3 12

78

531

21 32 1

28

35

31

21

00 30

48

64.

13%

16

3

13

14

213

...

4

N

:

***

...

1

5

15 17

12

42

12 67 34. 3-11

1

...

4

18

11

19

17

10 00 30

15 3 9 21 2 11 3 3

123 15 153

44

2 2 43 9 1

26 5

7 112 35 13 16

21

Europeans.

Colored Persons.

Chinese.

Colored Persons.

Chinese.

Total.

Total.

Europeans.

Admissions.

Deaths.

Average

Days treated

in 1862.

Admissions.

Deaths.

Admissions.

Deaths.

? 1∞ | Europeans.

15

25

13

10

19

13

31 5 2 9

3

37824-HO- 61 00

2

8

21

612

122

Chinese.

Europeans.

Chinese.

Admissions.

---K | Deaths. -

sions.

Admis-

Deaths

I.-Government Civil Hospital. II.-Seaman's Hospital.

III.--Gaol.

ADMISSIONS

DEATHS

1861.

1862.

1861.

1862.

1861.

1862.

1862.

...

...

...

...

3

...

3

10

T

10

36 90

7 3

3 2

1

153 14

8 1 6 5 3 16

3 2

...

2

...

4

5

16

...

13 19

coc

81

4

5

9

23 81

...

...

1

1

31

203

5

11

34

5 47

34

3

5

15

17 3

20

12

31 11

1

11

46

10

4

1

4

2

250

...

11

98

?

10

...

::

::

11 2 23

1 1

2

...

6$

09:19.000

10

11

22

G) ---

66

4

1

+

...

252

4i

21

9

16 18

20

2

6 1

?9

4

1

153

3

...

1

6

10

12

10

364

15 10 6

:

2

22

21

30

47

:

26

40

25

.

O

5

...

1

1

...

50

50

6 1 26

11

8

8

3

18 14

39 11

20

11

...

2

...

...

...

1

1

?

: : : 183

351 366 133 850 19 10 17 46 83454

...

Ce

~

1

22

...

4

1

N

:

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

2

...

...

...

...

***

CY

5 5

11

Tasa

2 1

...

...

1

1

1

3

3

334

9 1 1 2

...

...

...

227

29843 2393251 125 125 13518

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH MARCH, 1863.

7.-TABLE shewing the ADMISSIONS into the GOVERNMENT LOCK HOSPITAL during the Five Years of its existence, with the Number of Diets issued and the Average Length of Treatment.

77

ADMISSIONS.

NO. OF DIETS ISSUED.

AVERAGE NO. OF DAYS TREATED.

1858.1859. | 1860. | 1861. 1862.

124

162 361 442 485

Total.

1,574

1858. 1859. 1860. 1861. 1862. Total.

4,798 | 5,389 | 9,107 |10,778|12,198

1858.1859. | 1860. 1861. 1862.

42,270 43.8 30.8 23.7 23.4 22.0

8.-TABLE shewing the Monthly Admissions, Classification of Diseases, and Average Duration of Treatment of each in the GOVERNMENT LOCK HOSPITAL during the Year 1862.

MONTHS.

CHANCRES.

AVERAGE DAYS.

GONORRHEA.

AVERAGE DAYS.

ULCERS OF UTERUS.

AVERAGE DAYS.

TOTAL CASES.

January,

15

3414

18

25,5%

1

34

February,

10

44-2

28

11

38

March,

9

53

43

133

52

April,

8

39

27

34

1

91

36

May,

11

33

34

24

1

63

46

June,

6

263

45

19

4

41

55

July,

1

10

23

27

7

502

31

August,

6

8

20

25

15

25

41

September,

2

201

17

213

12

252

31

October,

20

16

10

19

32

40

November,

25

2

33

22

18

26

December,

4

131

1

20

23

12

28

TOTAL,..

79

274

105

458

9.--TABLE shewing the Rate of MORTALITY among the FOREIGN RESIDENTS in HONGKONG during the last Five Years.

YEARS.

BURIALS OF RESIDENTS IN PROTESTANT AND ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERIES.

PERCENTAGE of Deaths To No. OF RESIDENTS.

1858,

1859,

1860,

1861,

1862,

No. OF EUROPEAN AND

AMERICAN RESIDENTS.

1,462

110

1,031

70

1,592

51

·1,557

101

1,557, about.

46

7,199

378

7.52

6.66

3.20

6.47

2.95

5.25

TOTAL,......

10.-TABLE shewing the Work performed by the INSPECTOR of NUISANCES during the Year 1862. -

AMOUNT OF FINES.

No. of SUMMONSES

ISSUED.

No. of PERSONS

FINED.

NO. OF PERSONS

No. of NOTICES

DISCHARGED.

ISSUED.

FOR

FOR AC- DEFECTIVE CUMULATION DRAINAGE. OF FILTH.

In

In Dollars. Sterling.

Total.

1,403

1,317

86

5,671

3,206

2,465

$ c. 1,297,00

Nil.

? s.d. 270.6.8

STATE OF THE WEATHER.

11.—TABLE shewing the Annual Mean StaTE of the ATMOSPHERE during the Year 1862 as recorded at the CIVIL HOSPITAL.

BAROMETER.

FAHRENHEIT THERMOMETER.

HYGROMETER.

Rain in

Standard.

Aneroid.

Self register-

Inches

Detached.

1862.

ing in Shade.

Dry Bulb.

Wet Bulb.

during

the

During the Month.

Month.

In Sun.

In Water.

In Shade.

In Shade.

78

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7?? MARCH, 1863.

MONTH.

61

54

65

671

531 53

56

January,

February,

30.41

30.29 | 29.89 | 30.15

601

50

77

731

541 57

561

March,.

30.31 30.25 | 30.03 | 29.96

64

58

68

72

59

60

601

April,

30.16 30.10 | 29.87 | 29.79

75

64

80

87

701

711 72

May,

30.30

30.01 | 29.77 29.71

81

74

85

87

731 78

78

9 A.M. 3 P.M. 9 A.M. 3 P.M. Max. | Min. 9 A.M. | 3 P.M.9 A.M. 3 P.M.9 A.M. 3 P.M. 9 A.M. | 3 P.M. In Inches.

30.41 | 30.33 | 30.11 | 30.00

Average during the Month.

Fine, overcast, drizzling rains, and misty. Fine and clear.

Fine, overcast, cloudy, and misty. Fine and clear, misty and hazy.

58

51?

52

581

40

40

621/

53

57

0.55

731

67

67

0.68

78

73

73

9.73

Do.

do. rain and misty.

Junc

29.94 | 29.94 | 29.14 | 29.09

85

771

931

91

801

78

811

82

75

78

11.63

Do.

do. overcast and rain.

July,

29.92 | 29.85 | 29.58 | 29.51

86

78

901

911

80

81

81

82

78

791

30.89

Rain overcast and gloomy.

August,

29.96 | 29.90 | 29.58 | 29.50

86

78

893

91

811

78

821

80

78

77

23.01

September,

30.10

30.00 | 29.74 | 29.31

811

79

95

93

801

81

82

82

76

76

6.09

October,

30.25 | 30.13 | 29.91 | 29.79

79

751

85

81

73

75

73

791

68

70

2.85

November,

30.20 | 30.08 | 29.81 | 29.76

74

68

82

80

70

71

74

68

63

60

5.55

Do.

do.

December,

30.00 | 30.04 | 29.65 | 29.70

75

68

85

82

71

70

75

68

60

60

Fine and clear, rain, overcast and misty. Fine and clear with occasional showers. Fine and clear.

Fine cloudy and misty.

Annual Mean,

30.16 30.32 | 29.75 | 29.65

75

68

82

85

70

71

72

72

65

65

91.01

. 28.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7T: MARCII, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

79

      The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the ORIENTAL BASX CORPORATION, in ilongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, 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 28th February, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,

$829,524. $400,000.

J. McDOUALL, Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1863.

I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 6th March, 1863.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 29.

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,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Branch of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China in IIongkong for the month ending 28th February, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

$778,075. $300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON,

Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, Hongkong, 3rd March, 1863.

      I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 6th March, 1863.

No. 30.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

Complaints having been frequently made by the Naval Agents in charge of H.M.'s Mails of delay incurred in the delivery of the Mail boxes from the Steamers in consequence of Persons rushing on board and barring the gangway, His Excellency the Acting Governor has ordered that a Police boat shall in future attend on every Mail Steamer, to prevent the Public from going on board by one of the gangways until the Mail boxes are delivered.

     The Superintendent of the P. & O. S. N. Company has directed that the Port Gangway of the Mail Steamers shall always be used for the above purpose, and it is therefore notified that, with the exception of the Mail Boats, those of the Royal Navy and House Boats of the P. & O. Company, no other Boats will be permitted to haul alongside this gangway, till the Mails are cleared. The Com- manders of the Steamers have at the same time received instructions to lower their Starboard ladder as soon as possible for the convenience of persons wishing to go on board.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th March, 1863.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The subjoined Tables, of the Rates of Postages on correspondence from Hongkong is published for general information.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1863. ?

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

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No. 25.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH MARCH, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  Tenders will be received at this Office up to noon of Monday, the 23rd Proximo, for the Privilege of preparing and selling Prepared Opium within the Colony of Hongkong for One year from the 1st April next, under the conditions set forth in Ordinance No. 2 of 1858.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th February, 1863.

No. 26.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

  Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before the 12th of March next, for the extension and completion of the Syingpoon Market.

Plans and specifications may be seen between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermomete“.

Feb.

28.

30.34

68

30.33

65

30.23

65

March

1,

30.24

67

30.20

68

30.20

66

2,

30.14

70

30.15

72

30.10

72

>>

30.14

71

30.10

77

30.05

76

>>

30.18

73

30.15

69

30.13

69

,,

5,

30.23

70

30.15

68

30.20

68

""

6,

30.30

68

30.20

65

30.20 ·

66

"

DATE.

1863.

BAROMETER.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

Min. Max.

6A.M. 3 P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS As to Weather.

6 A.M.

Dira.

NOON

6 P.M.

F.

Dirn.

Dira. F.

Feb. 28 28.31|28.35 28.30

"7

A

"

28.27 28.2554.00 59.00 58.00 52.00 54.00 54.00 52.00 62.00 E

March 1 28.25 28.30 28.28 28.25 28.25,56.00 66.00 64.00|53.00 61.00 62.00:53.00 67.09 E

2 28.20 28.26 28.24 28.20 28.1762.00|68.00 67.00 61.30|65.00 64.00 60.00 69.00 ESE

3 28.20 28.25 28.20|28.15|28.14 65.00 71.00 69.00 64.00 67.00 65.00 62.00 71.15 ESE

4 28.20 28.25 28.21 28.16 28.1665.30 64.30 61.30 65.00 64.50 61.00 64.00 67.00 SEBE

4 Ebs

5

3 EbN

2 ELS

5 Ebs

4 EbN

0 EbS

2 (EbN

3 E

4

Do.

"

5 28.22 28.25 28.23 28.20 28.20 59.15 59.30 59.00 59.00 59.15 59.00 58.30 61.00 Ebs

6 EbS

6 EbS

5 EbS

7

6

1 Very fine.

f6 A.M. fog, wet dew; from 9 A.M. very

fine; heavy squalls during past night.

Do.

Foggy, drizzle, &c.

Do.

""

6 28.25 28.30 28.28 28.24 28.24 56.00 60.00 59.30 55.30 59.00 58.15 55.00 61.00 ES

5 E

4 E

3 Fog, wet dew; afternoon fine.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH MARCH, 1863.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

83

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 6th March, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Altarila, A. A, 3 Aigar

Clarke, J

Letters. Papers.

1

Gutierrez, S. C. 2

1

Calcott, C.

Campbell, D.

1

Buemarel

1

Comby

1

Graham, Capt. 1 Green, E. Gilpin, S.

Lambert, J. Lloyd, E.

1

Oson, S. M.

Leta. Paps.

1

1

Littleberry, C. 1

Peres, F.

1

Shineful, C. Slosson, E. Shilling, Revd. 1

1

Luna

Barradas, J. B. 1

Carpenter, R. 2

Poons, A. J.

1

Gue, G.

Mrs H.

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Palma, W.

Gonsales, J.

Tayag, S.

1

Matie, F.

Pellet, A.

1

Brett & Co.

1

Campbell, Capt. 1

Graves

Morton, E.

Taylor, J.

1

1

Barton, A.

1

Chagas, L.

1

Grune, J.

Potkinghome

2

1

Mayer W.

Therry,

J.

1

1

Boudje & Co.

1

Goodrich, J.

Todd, J. H.

1

Martin, T.

B. Birch?m&Co. 1

Dilo, J.

Rogers

Talbert

1

Murton, N.

Batler, J. B.

1

Dunn

2

H. B.

Marques, C. M. 1

Baker, W.

1

Doral,

1

Hind, H. W.

McRimnon, J. 1

Rabone, W. Ronald, S. Roberts

Turner, R.

1

1

Thompson

Brand & Co.

1

Dounan, D.

2

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

Milton, J.

R. F. A.

Britto, A.

1

Delafolie, E. F. 1

Hide

1

Marshall

2

Behrendt

Honis

Rodrigues

Van der Laan Vas, J.

1

1

McKayna, P.

Koza, A. F.

Besito, J. V.

Fabier, J.

1

Hay

5

6

Brown, W.

Ferreira, M A. 1

Harton, H.

Nunes, J. C.

Whalley, P.

1

Smith

3

Bastone, E.

2

Fernandez, L. 1

Nolle, W.

Wood, J. D.

1

Binder, Capt.

Floves, B.

1

Jepson, R. C.

Souza, J. M.

Nexon, A.

Boyle, Mrs.

Fullertem, A.

Joyce, W.

Simmons, W.

Wilkinson

Wakeman, H.

1

1

Nicholas, A.

Schtuter

2

Furtado, P.

1

Jones, T.

1

Willcox, C. S. 1

Nicholls, W.

1

Cochran, D.

1

Flym, J.

Salter, A.

1

Nelson, P.

Williamson, A.B.1

Carlin, A.

1

Funny, F.

Sattas, J.

Kedruss, J.

1

Westgorth, J. 1

Cruz, S.

1

Freedle,

Sewell

1

Kurssens, H. J. 1

Oldham. R.

Wallis, C.

1

Cordeiro, M.

1

Fortozo, G.

Swan, W.

1

Wells, J.

1

Crawford, J. W. 2

Folgin, Capt. 1

Lewis,

Stephens, E. Simoens, M.

Letters. Papers.

1

Clan Alpine

Letters. Papers,

1

Letters. Papers.

Good Success

2

City of Durham 1

Acadia

1

Howes

1

Alchymist

5

Dunmar

1

Hopp?

1

Acmel

Annebella

Oneil, M. Osborne, F.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 6th March, 1863.

Saldanha

Lets, Paps.

16

2

Samuel Ap-} 1

pleton

S. Russell

Letters. Papers.

Kaloomeer

Oneida

Letters. Papers.

1

Kate Swanton 1

Osborne Howes 1

Lady Ann

8

12

Persia

1

Anne Reddin

1

Adelaide

caster

Duke of Lan-2

Dora

Hope

1

Lady McDonald 5

Padney

1

Swiftsure

1

Herbert

Lady Agnes Duff1

Preston

Sobat Seba

Pluto

Sclavonia

2

Bombay

Desolate

Iskandershaw

Marian

1

Star of China

1

Indomitable

Merbena

1

Boyne

Quiepire

San Lorenzo

1

Beatrice

East Indian

4

Istamboul

3

Martin Luther 12

1

Bahia

Ennomia

1

Imperial

1

Mary Whitridge 2

Queen of the

North

2

Tchernaya

Tamana

2010

Ballarat

Eduardo

1

Insulaueren

1

Mary Mildred

Etherial

Migrator

Resolution

1

Virginia

Charger

J. Vanner

Mischief

1

Comet

2

Fair Light

Charmer

1

Fire Fly

Coleroon

12

Colovan

1

Fortuna Falk

Clarissa

10

Friendship

Castle

1

Freuella

Calypso

1

Forerunner

22211--

J. Littlefield

Marianne

Radnagore 1 Rajah

Veritas

Veronica

2.

J. Bruhn

Rachial

Victorie

Jupiter,

1

Neville

Raphael

Venilia

J. Temperly

15

Norwood

1

Rusthen

3

J. Vinicombs

Neptune

1

James Marshall 1

New York

3

Rapid Ruthoen

2

Weimouth

Whinfell

21

Julia Ann

3

Nova Bella

1

Coniston

John Paul

1

Cornelia

Mathilde f

Chanticleer

Glendoveer Gala Genoa

14 1

7

Kalahome Kessington

14

Siam Shanghae Star of the

North

Wyoming WestAustralian 3

Ylocano

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's

Beagle

Ships of War, 6th March, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

3

Cormorant Cockchafer

Flamer

· Hesper

Melville

Letters. Papers.

12

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Reynard

1

Vulcan

2

1

P. Charlotte

5

Staunch

1

Weazel

1

2

Sphinx

Nubia

1

Western Con-}

9

2

Oriental Orga

14

}

'

84

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH MARCH, 1863.

ANDREW BARTON,

IT having been reported that the above named

Person, who was formerly employed in the Naval Store Department at this Station, lost his life at Whampoa in July last, during a Typhoon, the Acting Colonial Secretary is desirous of ob- taining a certificate of the death of the said Ax-

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

IN APPEAL.

THOMAS HANBURY, Appellant,

and EDWIN PICK WOAD and NICHOL

LATIMER, Respondents. LAKE notice that the Appeal herein is set down,

DREW BARTON, which has been applied for by Tand will come on for hearing before the Su-

the Government of the Mauritius.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

THE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

Treceive information respecting the above men

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG.

IT

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Monday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES,

NOTICE.

Clerk of Court.

is hereby notified that the Committee for Sanatory purposes, appointed by His Excel- lency the Acting Governor, under Government Gazette Notification No. 138 of 29th December, 1862, is now sitting and will be happy to receive any communications through the Secretary.

By Order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Council Chamber, 10th January, 1863.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

(JOHN RICHI, Plaintiff,

and

WONG-HOI-YUNE, Defendant, THEREAS an action has been commenced

W

in this Court at the suit of the above named John Richi, to recover the sum of One thousand Five hundred and Fifty Dollars for damages sustained by the Plaintiff for breach by the Defendant of the conditions of a certain Charter | Party, and it being alleged that the said Wong- hoi-yune does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Ninth day of March next, wherein the Accountant or Shopman of the said Defendant, whose name is unknown is gar- nishee.

   Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before Final Judgment in this action, the said Wong-hoi-yune or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island No. 2 of 1855 intituled "An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent from the Colony" the said Attach- ment may be dissolved.

   Dated this Twenty-first day of February in the Year of Our Lord, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-three.

HAZELAND & JOHNSON,

Plaintiff's Attornies.

preme Court of Hongkong in its Appellate Juris- diction at the Court House, Queen's Road, Victoria, on Friday next, the Thirteenth day of March instant, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, or so soon after a? Counsel can be heard.

Dated this 7th day of March, A.D. 1863.

E. H. POLLARD, Attorney for Appellant.

To the above named Respondents.

NOTICE.

Estate of ARCHIBALD MACTAVISH, late Com- mander of the Screw Steamer Armenian, deceased.

LETTERS of Administration to the above state

CANTON FIRE BRIGADE.

THE undersigned has in his possession a sum of Tabout 15,300 accruing principally from the amount recovered from the Chinese Government for the value of the Fire Engines, &c., which be- longed to the Foreign Community in Canton and were destroyed at the burning of the Factories in 1856.

The undersigned has no information which would enable him to make a proper distribution of this money amongst the original Subscribers, and he therefore begs to suggest its appropriation to this Fund now being raised for the erection of a City Hall and Theatre in Hongkong. In the absence of any objection to this course the amount will be so transferred on the 1st May next.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 2nd March, 1863.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and

MMR ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho

rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

were granted by the High Court of Judi- cature in Bengal, on the 3rd December, 1862, to Peter Anderson, Esquire, of Calcutta, a Member of the Firm of Messieurs Mackenzie, Lyall & Co., Merchants there, as the duly constituted Attorney of the Father of the deceased. All Persons having: claims against the Estate are requested to make the same known to Mr. Anderson, with whom persons indebted to the Estate should at once communicate.

Calcutta, 14th January, 1863.

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

THE PENINSULA COMPANY' Steam-ship

EMEU, Captain RENNOLDSON, with Her

Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Sunday, the 15th March, 1863, at 9 A.M.

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

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

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 Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 4th March, 1863.

E interest and responsibility of Mr. FRAMJEK HUNJEEBHOY in our Firm, ceased on the 23rd October last.

FRAMJEE BYRAMJEE METTA & Co. Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

WITH reference to the above the undersigned

will carry

on business under the Style and name of Messrs. BYRAMJEE DORABJEE METTA & Co.

BYRAMJEE DORABJEE METTA. Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

NOTICE.

MESCOBARNOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

ESSRS. C. LEVYSOHN and

China, 1st January, 1863.

MR

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad- mitted a Partner in our Firin, which now consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART. RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

TH

HE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in flongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmeiu, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OSWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON Street.

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Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 14TH MARCH, 1863.

VOL. X.

No. 11.

No. 32.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

3

With reference to Government Notification, No. 109, of the 28th October, 1862, the following additional Order in Council is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

AT THE COURT AT OSBORNE HOUSE, ISLE OF WIGHT, THE 9TH DAY OF JANUARY, 1863.

PRESENT,

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

      Whereas by an Order in Council, dated, at Windsor, the thirtieth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and sixty- two (reciting certain provisions of an Act, passed in the fifty-ninth year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled "An Act to prevent the enlisting or engagement of Her Majesty's Subjects to serve in Foreign Service, and "the fitting out or equipping in Her Majesty's dominions vessels for warlike purposes, without Her Majesty's license)"; Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, being desirous of enabling Her subjects to engage in and enter the naval and military service of the Emperor of China, was pleased to order, and it was thereby ordered, that from and after the first day of September then next, it should be lawful for Horatio Nelson Lay, one of Her Majesty's subjects, and Sherard Osborn, a Captain in Her Majesty's Navy, to enter into the military and naval service of the said Emperor, and to accept any commission, warrant, or other appointment under the said Emperor, and to accept any money, pay, or reward for their services, and to fit out, equip, purchase, and acquire ships or vessels of war for the use of the said Emperor, and to engage and enlist British subjects to enter the military and naval service of the said Emperor. And it was thereby further ordered, that it should be lawful for every British subject to enlist and enter himself, by engaging and enlisting himself with the said Horatio Nelson Lay and Sherard Osborn, and no other person or persons whatsoever, in the military and naval service of the said Emperor, and to serve the said Emperor in any military, warlike, or other operations, either by land, or by sea, and, for that purpose, to go to any place or places beyond the seas, and to accept any commission, warrant, or other appointment from or under the said Emperor, and to accept any money, pay, or reward for his service: Provided always, that the license and permission thereby given should be in force only for the term of two years from the said first day of September then next, unless by Order in Council, made in manner aforesaid, such period should be further extended;

      And whereas Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, is desirous of extending and enlarging the per- mission and license contained in the said Order in Council.

      Her Majesty is therefore pleased to Order, and it is hereby Ordered, that, from and after the sixteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, it shall be lawful for all military officers in Her Majesty's service to enter into the military service of the said Emperor, and to accept any commission, warrant, or other appointment under the said Emperor, and to accept any money, pay, or reward for their services.

in

And it is hereby ordered, that it shall be lawful for all officers in Her Majesty's military service to serve the said Emperor any military, warlike, or other operations, and for that purpose to go to any place or places beyond the seas, and to accept y commission, warrant, or other appointment from or under the said Emperor, and to accept any money, pay, or reward for services: Provided always, that the license and permission hereby given shall be in force only until the first day of tember, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, unless by Order in Council, made in manner aforesaid, such period ? ld be further extended.

EDMUND HARRISON.

N. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Report of the Board of Education for 1862, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 14TH MARCH, 1863.

VOL. X.

No. 11.

No. 32.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

3

With reference to Government Notification, No. 109, of the 28th October, 1862, the following additional Order in Council is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

AT THE COURT AT OSBORNE HOUSE, ISLE OF WIGHT, THE 9TH DAY OF JANUARY, 1863.

PRESENT,

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

      Whereas by an Order in Council, dated, at Windsor, the thirtieth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and sixty- two (reciting certain provisions of an Act, passed in the fifty-ninth year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled "An Act to prevent the enlisting or engagement of Her Majesty's Subjects to serve in Foreign Service, and "the fitting out or equipping in Her Majesty's dominions vessels for warlike purposes, without Her Majesty's license)"; Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, being desirous of enabling Her subjects to engage in and enter the naval and military service of the Emperor of China, was pleased to order, and it was thereby ordered, that from and after the first day of September then next, it should be lawful for Horatio Nelson Lay, one of Her Majesty's subjects, and Sherard Osborn, a Captain in Her Majesty's Navy, to enter into the military and naval service of the said Emperor, and to accept any commission, warrant, or other appointment under the said Emperor, and to accept any money, pay, or reward for their services, and to fit out, equip, purchase, and acquire ships or vessels of war for the use of the said Emperor, and to engage and enlist British subjects to enter the military and naval service of the said Emperor. And it was thereby further ordered, that it should be lawful for every British subject to enlist and enter himself, by engaging and enlisting himself with the said Horatio Nelson Lay and Sherard Osborn, and no other person or persons whatsoever, in the military and naval service of the said Emperor, and to serve the said Emperor in any military, warlike, or other operations, either by land, or by sea, and, for that purpose, to go to any place or places beyond the seas, and to accept any commission, warrant, or other appointment from or under the said Emperor, and to accept any money, pay, or reward for his service: Provided always, that the license and permission thereby given should be in force only for the term of two years from the said first day of September then next, unless by Order in Council, made in manner aforesaid, such period should be further extended;

      And whereas Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, is desirous of extending and enlarging the per- mission and license contained in the said Order in Council.

      Her Majesty is therefore pleased to Order, and it is hereby Ordered, that, from and after the sixteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, it shall be lawful for all military officers in Her Majesty's service to enter into the military service of the said Emperor, and to accept any commission, warrant, or other appointment under the said Emperor, and to accept any money, pay, or reward for their services.

in

And it is hereby ordered, that it shall be lawful for all officers in Her Majesty's military service to serve the said Emperor any military, warlike, or other operations, and for that purpose to go to any place or places beyond the seas, and to accept y commission, warrant, or other appointment from or under the said Emperor, and to accept any money, pay, or reward for services: Provided always, that the license and permission hereby given shall be in force only until the first day of tember, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, unless by Order in Council, made in manner aforesaid, such period ? ld be further extended.

EDMUND HARRISON.

N. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Report of the Board of Education for 1862, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

86

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH MARCH, 1863.

-

HONGKONG, 11th February, 1863.

1. The Board of Education beg leave to present to Your Excellency the following Annual Report of the state of the Government Free Day Schools in the Island of Hongkong.

  2. The opportune arrival of Frederick Stewart, Esquire, M.A., immediately after the presentation of their last Annual Report enabled the Board to take early measures for carrying out the scheme recommended by them in the year 1861. That scheme, in addition to the previously existing general superintendence of all the Schoo's by an English Inspector, embraced also the twofold object of establishing a Central School in Victoria under an English Head Master in place of some three or four smaller Schools in its neighbourhood; and of introducing into the Central School thus constituted a higher order of instruction in the English language.

3. Mr. Stewart's attention has been mainly directed to English instruction in the Central School, and to visits of Super- intendence to the other Schools in the City and the outlying Villages. He has also given a large portion of his time to the study of the Chinese language as a necessary pre-requisite to the due fulfilment of his office. The manner in which he has discharged his duties has given great satisfaction to the Board, and has fully justified the favorable judgment of their Right Reverend Chairman in selecting him for the appointment.

4. The number of Schools under the supervision of the Board amounted in the beginning of 1862 to twenty; which number has been reduced to sixteen by the absorption of the Taipingshan, Sh?ong-wan and Chungwan Schools into the Central School, and the abolition of a School in the Village of Tytam-took.

5. The number of Scholars enrolled in the School-registers amounts to a total of 889, including 34 female Scholars in the Girls' School in Sheong-wan. From this total a considerable deduction must be made as to the number of actual attendants. in the Schools through the irregularity of the Scholars.

  6. With respect to the generality of Village Schools, the Board regret that it is not in their power to report any just and adequate appreciation by the people of the benevolent efforts of the local Government in placing the means of an ordinary Chinese education within their reach. The prevailing poverty of the parents, chictly engaged in fishing and agricultural pursuits, and the consequent necessity of employing their children at an early age in labour for their subsistence, operate as a serious difficulty against securing a regular attendance. The low moral principle and careless indolence perceptible in most of the native School-masters, the existence of local intrigues and jealousies,-and the difficulty of Mr. Stewart amid his other duties in the Central School exercising an effective superintendence over the Schools in the more remote parts of the island,- have also formed a great disadvantage in giving due effect to the measures of the Board.

  7. The highly efficient condition of the Schools at West Point and Tanglungchow is sufficient to show the large number of Scholars and the satisfactory educational results which may be expected from the employment of competent Chinese School- masters and a regular system of visits from the English Superintendent.

8. These various considerations have therefore convinced the Board of the expediency of discontinuing for the present the Government Schools in the Villages of Saiwan, Showkewan, Shek-'0 and Little Hongkong; and of employing the pecuniary means thus placed at their disposal in giving increased efficiency to the Schools in Victoria and its immediate vicinity, thus leaving only the two large and populous Villages of Stanley and Aberdeen among the distant stations with their present School- establishment untouched.

  9. With this object in view they would consider it a desirable arrangement that the existing School-houses in the four above-named smaller Villages be handed over, under certain conditions, free of rent to the inhabitants, and that the Villagers themselves be left at liberty (if so disposed) to elect and support their own School-masters. They are led to suppose that the villagers may learn to set a higher value on the advantages of an education for which they have to make a payment; and that a greater dependence of the master upon the favourable estimate of the people may excite greater exertions to promote the im- provement of his pupils.

10. The existence of three Hakha and two Punte Schools supported by the payments of pupils and apparently in a tolera- bly thriving condition, in close vicinity to the Government School in Showkewan, which, although free of all charge, is nearly destitute of Scholars, suggests grounds of expectation that the principle of self-support may in some Villages be made the subject of hopeful experiment.

  11. A measure upon which the Board would lay great stress is that of rendering the situation of Government School- masters one of greater attraction to competent Chinese Scholars. With this view they would be glad to possess the means of giving increased stipends and holding out the prospect of further advancement to well-conducted and efficient native teachers.

  12. The Board anticipate advantage in this point of view from their recently-adopted special minute establishing a grada- tion of rank and pay among the Chinese School-masters. Their minute comprised also the introduction of a system of primary and secondary examinations in Chinese regulating the admission of pupils into the Chinese and English departments respectively of the Central School.

  13. In the prospect of enlarging the means of education in the Central School and extending to a larger proportion of Chinese youths the eagerly-sought advantages of English instruction, the Board would again beg to call the attention of Your Excellency to the overtasked energies of the Headmaster, and the necessity of engaging as soon as possible the services of an Assistant-master from England. Native teachers labour under great disadvantages through their defective pronunciation of English words and their universal ignorance of method or system in the management of classes. By relieving Mr. Stewart of the unfruitful work of distant visits to the Village Schools now proposed to be discontinued, they hope not only to leave him more at liberty for superintending the Schools within easy reach, but also to enable him to give a more undivided amount of his valuable labour and time to the duties of the Central School.

  In order to secure a greater efficiency in the working of the English department of the Central School the Board have to rely mainly on the adoption of their recommendation for securing the services of a second English master.

On behalf of the Board,

To His Excellency W. T. MERCER, Esquire,

Acting Governor of Hongkong.

G. VICTORIA, Chairman.

No. 33.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH MARCH, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

87

     His Excellency The Acting Governor has been pleased to recognize, provisionally, Ludwig WIESE, Esquire, as Acting Consul for Austria at this Port, during the absence of G. OVERBECK, Esquire, in Europe,

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th March, 1863.

No. 34.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

     His Excellency The Acting Governor has been pleased to recognize, provisionally, LUDWIG WIESE, Esquire, as Acting Prussian Consular Agent at this Port, during the absence of G. OVERBECK, Esquire, in Europe.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th March, 1863.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Under the provisions of Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, Notice is hereby given that a Special Sessions of the Justices of the Peace will be held at the Police Magistrates' Court at eleven o'clock in the forenoon of Thursday next the 19th instant, and thereafter on the First Thursday of every month; for the purpose of considering Applications for the transfer of Spirit Licenses.

     Such Applications to be lodged at the Police Magistrates' Court, at least Ten days before each of the Sessions now notified.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th March, 1863.

No. 25.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office up to noon of Monday, the 23rd Proximo, for the Privilege of preparing and selling Prepared Opium within the Colony of Hongkong for One year from the 1st April next, under the conditions set forth in Ordinance No. 2 of 1858.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th February, 1863.

No. 30.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Complaints having been frequently made by the Naval Agents in charge of H. M.'s Mails of delay incurred in the delivery of the Mail boxes from the Steamers in consequence of Persons rushing on board and barring the gangway, His Excellency the Acting Governor has ordered that a Police boat shall in future attend on every Mail Steamer, to prevent the Public from going on board by one of the gangways until the Mail boxes are delivered.

     The Superintendent of the P. & O. S. N. Company has directed that the Port Gangway of the Mail Steamers shall always be used for the above purpose, and it is therefore notified that, with the exception of the Mail Boats, those of the Royal Navy and House Boats of the P. & O. Company, no other Boats will be permitted to haul alongside this gangway, till the Mails are cleared. The Com- manders of the Steamers have at the same time received instructions to lower their Starboard ladder as soon as possible for the convenience of persons wishing to go on board.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

88

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14?? MARCH, 1863.

DAY OF WEEK.

Sun.

Mon.

30.30 30.17| 29.92| 20.82

68

Tues.

Wed.

30.13 30.15| 29.78 | 29.80 30.05| 32.25 20.70 | 29.90

69

71

Thurs. 29.97 30.20 29.62 | 29.85 Friday 30.35 30.34 30.07 29.99 59 Satur. 30.45 30.35 | 30.10 | 30.00 Sun. 30.37 30.26| 30.02 29.90 Mon. | 30.34| 30.26 30.00| 29.90

61

63

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30.35 | 30.27| 30.00

29.94

Wed.

30.40| 30.32| 30.05

20.09

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29.93

Friday 30.31 30.20| 20.95

29.85

23 3 8 28 2882828

70 63

57

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66

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67

71

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BAROMETER.

STANDARD. ANEROID.

SELF REGIS- TERING IN

SHADE.

Max. Min.

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH ENDING 28TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

THERMOMETER (Fahrenheit.)

ATTACHED

IN SHADE.

HYDROMETER.

DETACHED.

DRY BULB IN WET BULB IN SHADE. SHADE.

HUMIDITY

COMPUTED. COMPLETE SATURATION

DEW POINT

IN SUN.

IN WATER.

=1,000.

COMPUTED.

WIND.

VELOCITY IN FEET IN 5

MINUTES.

9 A.M.3 P.M. 9 A.M.3 P.M. 3 P.M. 9 A.M. 9 A.M. 3 P.M. 9 A.M. 3 P.M. 9 A.M. 3 P.M.9 A.M. 3 P.M. 9 A.M.3 P.M. 9 A.M. 3 P.M.9 A.M.3 P.M.9 A.M.3 P.M. 30.52| 30.34 | 30.08 29.98 70 61

RAIN.

IN INCHES

DURING THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS.

9 A.M.

STATE OF THE WEATHER.

67

65

64

65

62

60

57

62

63

64 65

67

68

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55.09 54.08

55.01 57.07

59.08 | 55.09| 0.515| 0.447 0.447 0.431 0.434 | 0.478

250

90

100

57.05 58.03 0.474 0.487

352

49.05 50.08| 0.354| 0.372

Overcast, and drizzling rain.

Do., but fine.

9 A.M.

3 P.M.

Fine.

Do.,

but overcast.

Do.,

but hazy.

Do.

Fine and clear.

Do.

do.

Do.

do.

Do.

do.

Overcast, cloudy and gloomy.

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but fine.

48.02 49.03| 0.340 0.351 49.05 50.08 0.354 | 0.372

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100

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Do.,

do.

Do.,

do.

Fine and clear.

51.07 55.06 0.383| 0.443

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Do.

do.

52.02 55.09 0.376 0.447

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Do.

do.

55.09 57.00 0.447 | 0.464

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Do.

do.

55.09 | 57.00| 0.447 0.464 56.02| 56.02 0.453 0.453

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321

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58.00| 57.03 | 0.483

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55.01 54.01 0.434 0.418

84

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REMARKS,

Monthly range of temperature. Daily range of temperature

10 degrees.

..19

DATE.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH MARCH, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

89

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

March 7,

30.30

67

30.24

8,

30.34

67

30.32

""

9,

30.30

67

30.22

""

10,

30.22

67

30.20

8838

67

30.23

68

67

30.27

68

68

30.23

66

68

30.17

68

11,

30.20

68

30.18

67

30.13

68

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12,

30.20

67

30.14

67

30.07

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13,

30.06

68

29.99

67

30.00

68

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6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*NOON

HYDROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

THER-

MOMETER.

WINDS.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

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*NOON

G P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

|Min.|Max.

6 A.M. 31.3.

6 A.M.

Dirn. | F.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

NOON

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

1863.

March 7 28.29 28.33 28.31 28.29 28.2758.00 62.00 60.00 57.00 60.00 56.00 57.00 62.30 E

1

0 E

1

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1?

8 28.31 28.37 28.35 28.32 28.30 57.00 62.30 59.00 56.00 59.00 57.30 56.00 62.59|EbN

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2 EbN

2 EN

3

6 A.M. fog, wet dew; from 9 A.M. very fine.

3 EbN

2 E?N

4

Very fine.

事警

Do.

10 28.27 28.31 28.2828.25 28.2458.00 63.00 61.00 57.00 60.00 60.00 56.30,63.15 E

3 NE

1

0

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1 E

2 E

4

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7 ESE

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9 SE

8 SE

8

6 A.M. strong gale of wind, fog drizzle.

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THE

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH MARCH, 1863.

NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Supreme Court, will be held on Wednesday, the Eigh- teenth day of March, A.D. 1863, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

TT

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

ANDREW BARTON.

having been reported that the above named Person, who was formerly employed in the Naval Store Department at this Station, lost his life at Whampoa in July last, during a Typhoon, the Acting Colonial Secretary is desirous of ob- taining a certificate of the death of the said AN- DREW BARTON, which has been applied for by the Government of the Mauritius.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR O'REILLY.

THE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

Treceive information Specting the above met

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. It is stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG.

UNTIL

I

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Monday morning at 10 o'clock, a.M.

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES,

Clerk of Court.

           NOTICE. 'being desirable to obtain a practical Scheme for the further development of existing DRAIN- AGE and REMOVAL of SEWAGE applicable to the City and Vicinity of Victeria, and for an addi- tional WATER SUPPLY connected therewith, such extra supply to be also made available in case of need for extinction of fires:

   The COMMITTEE for SANATORY PURPOSER are prepared, with the sanction of His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR, to offer a Premium of $400, for the Best practical scheme submitted to them, and $100 for the Second best scheme.

The Plans to be submitted to the Committee, on or before the 11th April, 1863.

The Competitors for the above Premiums will require to furnish, with their scheines, a Report explanatory of the same, and personally to attend such Meetings of the Committee as may be required. It is to be understood, that the Plans of the successful Competitors are to become the Property of the Government.

All necessary Information may be obtained on application at the Surveyor General's Office, be- tween the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, March 9, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. FURDOONJEE DHUNJEEBHOY is autho- rized to sign in our Firm from this date.

EDULJEE FRAMJEE SONS & Co. Hongkong, 11th March, 1863.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais,

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, MARSEILLES.

ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, CALCUTTA.

ON Thursday, the 26th instant, at Noon, the

Company's Steam-ship “ALPHEE,” Commandant BOILEVE, H.I.M.N., with Her Bri- tannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:

At Alexandria, with the Company's and the Austrian Lloyds Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece, Corfu, and Trieste :

At Messina, with the Company's Cemi-weekly Mail Steamers for Malta and all Italia Ports:

At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Steamer for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid. Cargo and Specie will be registered for London as well as for Marseilles, and accepted in transit through Marseilles for the principal places of Europe.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels, at a pre- mium of 14 per cent upon Merchandize, and ? per cent on Treasure, from Hongkong to Lyons, Paris, London, and Holland, and proportionally for places this side of Suez.

Cargo will be received on board until Noon of the 24th of March; Specie and Parcels until Noon of the 25th. As the Manifests of Merchan-

CANTON FIRE BRIGADE.

THE undersigned has in his possession a sum of about $5,300 accruing principally from the amount recovered from the Chinese Government for the value of the Fire Engines, &c., which be- longed to the Foreign Community in Canton and were destroyed at the burning of the Factories in | 1856.

The undersigned has no information which would enable him to make a proper distribution of this money amongst the original Subscribers, and he therefore begs to suggest its appropriation to this Fund now being raised for the erection of a City Hall and Theatre in Hongkong. In the absence of any objection to this course the amount will be so transferred on the 1st May next.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 2nd March, 1863.

W

meen.

NOTICE.

ITH reference to the advertisement headed "Canton Fire Brigade,” notice is hereby given that an application for the fund in the hands of the undersigned has been made on behalf of the Subscribers to the Canton Church Society, in order to provide for the Completion of the Church and Parsonage now in course of erection at Sha- A Meeting of the Representatives of the Canton Foreign Community of 1856, will there- fore be called subsequently to the 1st May to con- sider this and any other objection that may be raised to the course suggested in the said adver- tisement and to decide on the apropriation of the money.

C. W. MURRAY. Hongkong, 9th March, 1863.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and

die have to be closed on the evening of the 25th, RR ALAXANDER DOWNIE are autho-

the Shippers are requested to present their Ship- ping Orders before 4 P.M. of said day; for past that time, no more Bills of Lading will be deli- vered to them, except after the departure of the Steamer.

A Written Declaration of the Contexts and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be furnished by the Shippers to the Agents with the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not be responsible for any consequence or prejudice which may ensue from an incorrect declaration.

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

In consequence of recent instructions, Passen- gers going to London are informed that the Com- pany will convey, free of charge, from Marseilles to London, their Baggage to the extent allowed by the regulation.

Hongkong, 10th March, 1863.

NOTICE.

BERTOLINI,

Agent.

of ar. VIE interest and responsibility of Mr. FRAMJEE

THE

23rd October last,

FRAMJEE BYRAMJEE METTA & Co. Hongkong, 21st February, 18603.

WITH

ITII reference to the above the undersigned

will carry

ou business under the Style and name of Messrs. BYRAMJEE DORABJEE METTA & Co.

BYRAMJEE DORABJEE METTA. Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

M

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

M'

OXFORD & Co.

R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad- mitted a Partner in our Firm, which now consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and' Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, Oswald's TERRACE, WELLINGTOn Street.

DIE

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QUI MAL

DROIT

MON

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 12.

No. 36.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 21st MARCH, 1863.

VOL. X.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Convention, signed on the 13th November last, between Great Britain and Belgium for the purpose of enabling Joint Stock Companies of the one Country to sue and be sued in the Courts of the other, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th March, 1863.

Majtaty

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

CONVENTION BETWEEN HER MAJETSY AND THE KING OF THE BELGIANS, RELATIVE TO JOINT STOCK COMPANIES. SIGNED AT LONDON, NOVEMBER 13TH, 1862.

[RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT LONDON,DECEMBER 8TH, 1862.]

Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the King of the Belgians, having judged it ex- pedient to come to an understanding in order to define, within their respective dominions and pos- sessions, the position of commercial, industrial, and financial Companies and Associations consti- tuted and authorized in conformity with the laws in force in either of the two countries, have re- solved to conclude a Convention for that purpose, and have named as their Plenipotentiaries, that is to say :-

    Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom. of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right Honourable John Earl Russell, Viscount Amberley of Amber- ley and Ardsalla, a Peer of the United Kingdom, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, a Member of Her Britannic Majesty's Most Honoura- ble Privy Council, Her Britannic Majesty's Prin- cipal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; and the Right Honourable Thomas Milner Gibson, a Member of Her Britannic Majesty's Most Honoura- ble Privy Council, a Member of Parliament, and President of the Committee of Privy Council for Affairs of Trade and Foreign Plantations;

And His Majesty the King of the Belgians, the Sicur Sylvain Van de Weyer, His Envoy Extra- ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Her Britannic Majesty, Grand Cross of the Order of

Sa Majest? la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, et Sa Majest? le Roi des Beiges, ayant jug? utile de s'entendre, pour r?gulariser dans leurs Etats et Possessions respectifs, la situation des Compagnies et Associa- tions commerciales, industrielles, et financi?res, constitu?es et autoris?es suivant les lois particu- li?res ? chacun des deux pays, ont r?solu de con- clure une Convention dans ce but, et ont muni ? cet effet de leurs pleins pouvoirs, savoir:-

Sa Majest? la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, le Tr?s Honorable Jean Comte Russell, Vicomte Amberley de Am- berley et Ardsalla, Pair du Royaume Uni, Che- valier du Tr?s Noble Ordre de la Jarreti?re, Membre du Tr?s Honorable Conseil Priv? de Sa Majest? Britannique, Principal Secr?taire d'Etat de Sa Majest? Britannique pour les Affaires Etrang?res; et le Tr?s Honorable Thomas Milner Gibson, Membre du Tr?s Honorable Conseil Priv? de Sa Majest? Britannique, Membre du Parlement, et Pr?sident du Comit? du Conseil Priv? pour les Affaires de Cominerce et des Colonies;

Et Sa Majest? le Roi des Belges, le Sieur Sylvain Van de Weyer, Son Envoy? Extraordinaire et Ministre Pl?nipotentiaire pr?s Sa Majest? Britan- nique, Grand-Croix de l'Ordre de L?opold, d?cor?

#

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST MARCH, 1863.

Leopold, decorated with the Iron Cross, Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III of Spain, of the Order of the Ernestine Branch of Saxony, of the Tower and Sword, of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus, Commander of the Legion of Honour, &c.;

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

ARTICLE I.

The High Contracting Parties declare that they mutually grant to all Companies and other Asso- ciations, commercial, industrial, or financial, con- stituted and authorized in conformity with the laws in force in either of the two countries, the power of exercising all their rights, and of appear- ing before the Tribunals, whether for the purpose of bringing an action, or for defending the same, throughout the dominions and possessions of the other Power, subject to the sole condition of con- forming to the laws of such dominions and pos- sessions.

ARTICLE II.

It is agreed that the stipulations of the preceding Article shall apply as well to Companies and As- sociations constituted and authorized previously to the signature of the present Convention, as to those which may subsequently be so constituted and authorized.

ARTICLE III.

The present Convention is concluded without limit as to duration. Either of the High Powers shall, however, be at liberty to terminate it by giving to the other a year's previous notice. The

two

High Powers, moreover, reserve to them- selves the power to introduce into the Convention, by common consent, any modifications which ex- perience may show to be desirable.

*

ARTICLE IV.

The present Convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at London in one month, or sooner if possible.

 In witness whereof the respective Plenipoten- tiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seals of their arms.

 Done at London, the thirteenth day of Novem- ber, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two.

(L.S.) RUSSELL.

(L.S.) T. MILNER GIBSON.

(L.S.) SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

de la Croix de Fer, Grand-Croix de l'Ordre de Charles III d'Espagne, de l'Ordre de la Branche Ernestine de Saxe, de la Tour et de l'Ep?e, de St. Maurice et St. Lazare, Commandeur de la L?gion d'Honneur, &c.;

Lesquels, apr?s s'?tre r?ciproquement communi- qu? leurs pleins pouvoirs respectifs, trouv?s en bonne et due forme, sont convenus des Articles suivants :-

ARTICLE I.

Les Hautes Parties Contractantes d?clarent re- conna?tre mutuellement ? toutes les Compagnies et autres Associations commerciales, industrielles, ou financi?res, constitu?es et autoris?es suivant les lois particuli?res ? l'un des deux pays, la facult? d'exercer tous leurs droits, et d'ester en justice devant les Tribunaux, soit pour intenter une action, soit pour y d?fendre, dans toute l'?tendue des Etats et Possessions de l'autre Puissance, sans autre condition que de se conformer aux lois des dits Etats et Possessions.

ARTICLE II.

Il est entendu que la disposition qui pr?c?de s'applique aussi bien aux Compagnies et Asso- ciations constitu?es et autoris?es ant?rieurement ? la signature de la pr?sente Convention, qu'? celles qui le seraient ult?rieurement.

ARTICLE III.

La pr?sente Convention est faite sans limitation de dur?e. Toutefois, il sera loisible ? l'une des deux Hautes Puissances Contractantes de la faire cesser en la d?non?ant un an ? l'avance. Les deux Hautes Puissances Contractantes se r?servent ?ail- leurs la facult? d'introduire, d'un commun accord, dans cette Convention les modifications dont l'uti- lit? serait d?montr?e par l'exp?rience.

ARTICLE IV.

La pr?sente Convention sera ratifi?e, et les rati- fications en seront ?chang?es ? Londres dans le d?lai d'un mois, ou plus t?t si faire se peut.

En foi de quoi, les Pl?nipotentiaires respectifs l'ont sign?, et y ont appos? le sceau de leurs armes.

Fait ? Londres, le treize Novembre, l'an de gr?ce mil huit cent soixante-deux.

(L.S.) RUSSELL.

(L.S.) T. MILNER GIBSON.

(L.S.) SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

No. 37.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST MARCH, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

93

The subjoined Notification to Chinese Junk Masters, circulated among the Chinese Community and published in the Chinese Gazette of this date, is republished here for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified to Masters of Chinese Junks, &c., that this Government is prepared, upon receiving satisfactory proof of the service, to reward liberally any such Master who shall save the lives of and safely convey to Hongkong the Crews and Passengers of Shipwrecked British Ships.

No. 25.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office up to noon of Monday, the 23rd Proximo, for the Privilege of preparing and selling Prepared Opium within the Colony of Hongkong for One year from the 1st April next, under the conditions set forth in Ordinance No. 2 of 1858.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th February, 1863.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

      Under the provisions of Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, Notice is hereby given that a Special Sessions of the Justices of the Peace will be held at the Police Magistrates' Court at eleven o'clock in the forenoon of Thursday next the 19th instant, and thereafter on the First Thursday of every month; for the purpose of considering Applications for the transfer of Spirit Licenses.

Such Applications to be lodged at the Police Magistrates' Court, at least Ten days before each of

the Sessions now notified.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

March 14,

30.08

72

30.04

73

30.10

72

15,

30.11

72

30.10

68

30.20

69

"}

""

16,

30.32

65

30.26

60

30.22

60

17,

30.30

61

30.20

58

30.25

59

18,

30.27

59

30.21

59

30.20

58

"

19,

30.30

59

30.22

60

30.22

60

>>

20,

30.29

61

30.30

63

32.04

62

""

DATE.

*W*V 9

BAROMETER,

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

*KOON

WET BULB.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

Min. Max.

6A.M. 3P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATher.

6 A.M.

Dirn. i

NOON

6 P.M.

F.

Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

1563.

March 14 28.11 28.15 28.12 28.07 28.07 65.30 67.30 67.00 65.30 67.00 66.30 63.30 67.50 SSE

15 28.20 28.2328.2228.20 28.20 58.00 61.3057.30 56.30 59.00 52.30 56.00 67.90 N

*

*

16 28.29 28.32 28.28 28.24 28.2351.00 56,00 51.00 49.00 52.00 49.00 49.00 60.00 NbW 17 28.28 28.30 28.27 28.22 28.2148.00 51.0050.00 48.00/50.00 49.00 17.00 52.30 NW 18 28.26 28.30′28.27 28.2228.2148.30 51.3050.00 48.00 50.45 49.50 47.00 52.15 ENE 19 28.27 28.32 28.50 28.26 28.25 49.50 52.00 52.00 49.00 50.30 51.0047.15 52.50 NE 20 28.26 28.32 28.30 28.26 28.25 52.0056.30 53.30 50.00 53.00 51.00 49.30 56.50 ENE

6 SSE

3 NNE

7 SbE

2 N

3 N?W

2 EbN

3 NNE

3 ENE

3 NbW

2

Do.

1 NNE

4 NE

2 ENE

7 Fog, rain, squalls at intervals, &c.

1 Very fine.

1 Fog, rain; afternoon fine,

2 Foggy, wet dew, &c.

Fog, wet dew; afternoon fine, &c.

4 EbN

5 EN

3 Very fine.

94

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST MARCII, 1863.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 20th March, 1863.

Schulz, J. M.

         Letters. Papers. Almeida, A. A. 3

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lettors. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Calcott, C.

Gutierrez, S. C. 2

Leta. Paps.

Luna

Andrianes, Mrs. 1

Campbell, D.

Comby

1 1

Graham, Capt. 1 Green, E.

Peres, F. Poons, A. J.

1

1

Barnarel

1

Carpenter, R. 2

Gilpin, S.

Matie, F. Morton, E.

Pellet, A.

1

Tayag, S. Taylor, J.

1

1.

Barradas, J. B. 1

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Gue, G.

Mayer W.

1

Rabone, W.

1

Therry, J.

Bird, H.

Brett & Co.

1

Campbell, Capt. 1

Gonsales, J.

Martin, T.

Ronald, S.

1

Todd, J. H.

Chagas, L.

1

Graves

Murton, N.

1

Roberts

2

Talbert

Brodie & Co. 1

Comp, J.

Grune, J.

Marques, C. M. 1

R. F. A.

1

Turner, R.

B. Birchem&Co.1

McRimnon, J. 1

Rodrigues

1

Thompson

Butler, J. B.

1

Dilo, J.

H. B.

1

Milton, J.

Roza, A. F.

1

Thomas, Capt. 1

Baker, W.

1

Dunn

Hind. H. W.

Marshall

2

Roelofs, C. A. 1

Brand & Co.

1

Doral,

1

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

McKayna, P.

1

Van der Laan 1

Britto, A.

1

Donnan, D.

2

Hide

1

Mason, P.

2

Smith

3

Vas, J.

1

Behrendt

1

Delafolie, E. F. 1

5

Honis

2

Moote, Capt.

1

Souza, J. M.

Benito, J. V.

Hay

00

Simmons, W.

1

Brown, W.

1

Fabier, J.

1

Harton, H.

Boyle, Mrs.

Ferreira, M. A. 1

Nunes, J. C.

Schtuter

Baptista. M. J. 1

Fernandez, L. 1

Jepson, R. C.

1

Nolle, W.

1

Salter, A.

Whalley, P. Wood, J. D. Wilkinson

1

1

1

Barros, J. F.

Floves, B.

1

Joyce, W.

Nexon, A.

1

Sattas, J.

Brymner, R.

1

Fullertem, A.

1

Jones, T.

Nicholas, A.

Sewell

1

Wakeman, H. 1

Willcox, C. S. 1

Furtado, P.

1

Nicholls, W.

Swan, W.

1

Williamson,A.B.1

Cochran, D.

1

Flym. J.

Kedruss, J.

1

Nelson, P.

Stephens, E.

1

Shineful, C.

1

Carlin, A.

Funny, F.

Kurssens, H. J. 1

Slosson, E.

Westgorth, J. 1 Wallis, C. Wolff, N.

1

Cruz, S.

Freedle,

1

Oldham, R.

Shilling, Revd. 1

Cordeiro, M.

1

Fortozo, G.

2

Lambert, J.

1

Crawford, J. W. 2

Folgin, Capt.

1

Lloyd, E.

1

Clarke, J.

1

Finlay, F.

Littleberry, C. 1

Oneil, M. Osborne, F. Oson, S. M.

Shedgate, J.

1

Saggart, J. Scott, A. C.

1

1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 20th March, 1863.

Annebella

Acadia

Letters. Papers.

3

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets.

Paps,

Cornelia

2

Mathilde

Alchymist

Clan Alpine

1

Glendoveer Gala Genoa

Kalahome

1

14

7

Kessington

1

2

Kaloomeer

1

Oriental Orga Oneida

Saldanha

16

2

pleton

Samuel Ap-}

1

Anne Reddin

City of Durham 1

Good Success

2

Kate Swanton 1

Osborne Howes 1

S. Russell

1

Adelaide

Chase

1

Glocester

2

Kalainba

1

Swiftsure

1

Atriveda

Cumberland

3

Glorioza

Persia

Sobat Seba

1

African

Lady McDonald 5

Preston

1

Sclavonia

2

Alexander

2

Dunmar

1

Howes

Lady Agnes Duff 1

Preserverant

Star of China

1.

Avon

Duke of Lan-

2

Hopp?

1

Luna

1

San Lorenzo

1

Amalia

caster

Hope

Quiepire

1

Desolate

Herbert

1

Marian

Queen of the

Tehernava

2

Bombay Boyne

Beatrice

Bahia

2381

Dummail

Merbena

1

North

Tamana

22

Iskandershaw 1

Martin Luther 12

Queen of the Agel

1

East Indian

3 4

Ennomia

1

Indomitable Imperial

7

Mary Whitridge 2

Virginia

1

Mary Mildred

1

Resolution

Veritas

Ballarat

1

Eduardo

1

Migrator

2

Radnagore

1

Barkelota

Etherial Europeen

J. Vanner

Mischief

1

Rachial

J. Littlefield

Marianne

1

Raphael

Veronica Victorie Venilia

1

Charger

J. Brulin

Rusthen

Comet

1

Charmer

Fair Light Fire Fly

22

Jupiter

1

Neville

1

Rapid

J. Temperly

12

Norwood

1

Ruthoen

Coleroon

12

Fortuna

J. Vinicombs

4

Neptune

1

Robin Hood

1 CD 217 OD Co

Weimouth Whinfell

1.

Coloyan

1

Falk

James Marshall 1

New York

Clarissa Bird

10

Castle

1

Friendship Freuella

1

Julia Ann

3

Nova Bella

1

Siam

John Paul

1

Calypso

1

Forerunner

Coniston

John Scott Jonian

3

Nubia Nestorian

Star of the

1

North the}

Western Con-} 4

tinent. Wyoming WestAustralian 3

1

3

1

1

2

Ylocano

Shanghae

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's

Ships of War, 20th March, 1863.

Janus

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Leopard

Melville

Letters. Papers.

5

P. Charlotte

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papors.

Rapid

1

L

THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST MARCH, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

Cargo will be received on board unti' Noon of the 24th of March; Specie and Parcels until Noon of the 25th. As the Manifests of Merchan- dize have to be closed on the evening of the 25th, the Shippers are requested to present their Ship- Orders before 4 P.M. of said day; for past that time, no more Bills of Lading will be deli- vered to them, except after the departure of the Steamer.

       Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to Treceive information respecting the above men- tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong-ping kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

HONGKONG. ·

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Monday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

UNT

+

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES,

Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

I being desirable to a Scheme for

the further development of existing DRAIN- AGE and REMOVAL of SEWAGE applicable to the City and Vicinity of Victoria, and for an addi- tional WATER SUPPLY connected therewith, such extra supply to be also made available in case of need for extinction of fires:

      The COMMITTEE for SANATORY PURPOSES are prepared, with the sanction of His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR, to offer a Premium of $400, for the Best practical scheme submitted to them, and $100 for the Second best scheme.

     The Plans to be submitted to the Committee, on or before the 11th April, 1863.

The Competitors for the above Premiums will require to furnish, with their schemes, a Report explanatory of the same, and personally to attend such Meetings of the Committee as may be required. It is to be understood, that the Plans of the successful Competitors are to become the Property of the Government.

     All necessary Information may be obtained on application at the Surveyor General's Office, be- tween the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, March 9, 1863.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

?

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots--Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, MARSEILLES.

ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, CALCUTTA.

ON

N Thursday, the 26th instant, at Noon, the Company's Steam-ship "ALPHEE,” Commandant BOILEVE, H.I.M.N., with Her Bri- tannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:

     At Alexandria, with the Company's and the Austrian Lloyds Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece, Corfu, and Trieste :

At Messina, with the Company's Semi-weekly Mail Steamers for Malta and all Italian Ports:

At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Steamer for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid. Cargo and Specie will be registered for London as well as for Marseilles, and accepted in trausit through Marseilles for the principal places of Europe.

|

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Goverument, and must be furnished by the Shippers to the Agents with the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not be responsible for any consequence or prejudice which may ensue from an incorrect declaration.

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

In consequence of recent instructions, Passen- gers going to London are informed that the Com- pany will convey, free of charge, from Marseilles to London, their Baggage to the extent allowed by the regulation.

Hongkong, 10th March, 1863.

BERTOLINI,

Agent.

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

TH

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam - ship MALTA, Captain GEO. HYDE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo,

95

CANTON FIRE,BRIGADE. E undersigned has in his possession a sum of

amount recovered from the Chinese Government for the value of the Fire Engines, &c., which be-

longed to the Foreign Community in Canton and were destroyed at the burning of the Factories in 1856.

The undersigned has no information which would enable him to make a proper distribution of this money amongst the original Subscribers, and he therefore begs to suggest its appropriation to this Fund now being raised for the erection of a City Hall and Theatre in Hongkong. In the absence of any objection to this course the amount will be so transferred on the 1st May next.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 2nd March, 1863.

NOTICE.

TH reference to the advertisement headed

66

Celeton Fire Brigade," notice is hereby given that an application for the fund in the hands of the undersigned has been made on behalf of the Subscribers to the Canton Church Society, in order to provide for the Completion of the Church and Parsonage now in course of erection at Sha- meen. A Meeting of the Representatives of the Canton Foreign Community of 1856, will there- fore be called subsequently to the 1st May to con- sider this and any other objection that may be raised to the course suggested in the said adver- tisement and to decide on the apropriation of the money.

C. W. MURRAY. Hongkong, 9th March, 1863.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and

will have this fer the above places on Wednes MMR ALXANDER DOWNIE are autho-

day, the 1st April, 1863, at 2 P.M.

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

on the 30th March, SPECIE until Noon on the 31st March, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 30th March.

3

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

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 inust be delivered by the Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 16th March, 1863.

NOTICE.

MIE interest and responsibility of Mr. FRAMJEE

23rd October last,

FRAMJEE BYPAMJEE METTA & Co. Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance WITH

on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels, at a pre- mium of 13 per cent upon Merchandize, and per cent on Treasure, from Hongkong to Lyons, Paris, London, and Holland, aud proportionally for places this side of Suez,

ITH reference to the above the undersigned will carry on business under the Style and name of Messrs. BYRAMJEE DORABJEE METTA & Co.

BYRAMJEE DORABJEE METTA. Hongkong, 21st February, 1863.

rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

M

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad- mitted a Partner in our Firm, which now consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

【THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING. ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

PART

may have VISITING CARDS printed on them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA.

Horgkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONILA, Printer to Hongkong Gorernment, OSWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

DIE

SOIT

ET

QUI MA

DROIT.

PMON

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 13.

No. 38.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 28TH MARCH, 1863.

VOL. X.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

      The following Order of Her Majesty in Council, for the purpose of allowing the Distilling Apparatus of Mr. GRAVELEY, as well as that of Dr. NORMANDY, to be used on board Passenger Ships, is published for general inforination, by direction of His Grace the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

AT THE COURT AT OSBORNE HOUSE, ISLE OF WIGHT, THE 9TH DAY OF JANUARY, 1863.

PRESENT,

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas by "the Passengers Act, 1855," it is amongst other things enacted, that before any passenger ship shall be cleared out, the emigration officer at the port of clearance shall satisfy himself that there is on board a sufficient quantity of pure water, carried in tanks or casks, to secure throughout the intended voyage the issue of three quarts daily to each statute adult, for the use of the passengers, exclusive of the quantity required for cooking.

      And whereas it is also enacted, that it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, by any Order in Council, to prescribe such rules and regulations as to Her Majesty may seem fit, for permitting the use on board passenger ships of an apparatus for distilling water, and for defining, in such case, the quantity of fresh water to be carried in tanks or casks for the passengers, and such Order in Council from time to time to alter, amend, and revoke, as occasion may require.

       And whereas Her Majesty, by Orders in Council, dated, respectively, the sixth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, and the thirteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, prescribed certain rules for per- mitting the use on board passenger ships propelled by steam engines of a certain power, and on board passenger ships propelled by sails, of a certain apparatus for distilling fresh water from salt water.

And whereas it is expedient to repeal the said Order in Council that relates to passenger ships propelled by sails, and to issue in lieu thereof the Order hereinafter contained.

      Now, therefore, Her Majesty doth, by, and with the advice of Her Privy Council, and in pursuance and in exercise of the authority vested in Her by the said "Passengers Act, 1855," hereby repeal the said Order in Council of the thirteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, and order as follows:-

Any passenger ship propelled by sails only, or by steam engines of less power than is sufficient, without the aid of sails, to propel the ship at the rate of five statute miles an hour may be cleared out and proceed on her voyage, having on board, in tanks or casks, only half the quantity of pure water required by the said Act to be carried for the use of the passengers, pro- vided the following conditions be observed; that is to say:

1. That there be on board such ship an efficient apparatus for distilling fresh water from salt water, of the description commonly known either as Normandy's Patent or Winchester and Graveley's Patent.

      2. That the owners, charterers, or master of such ship, before clearance, lodge with such emigration officer a certificate from the engineer or surveyor of the Board of Trade, or from some other competent person to be named by such emigration officer, declaring that within seven days immediately preceding the date of such certificate, the apparatus has been examined by him and is then in good working condition, and stating the number of imperial gallons of pure fresh water which it is capable of producing in every twenty-four hours, and further, declaring that the apparatus on board is either Normandy's or Winchester and Graveley's Patent, as the case may be.

3. That in every case such emigration officer shall be satisfied that the number of gallons of pure water which the apparatus is so certified to be capable of producing, is not less than the whole number of persons about to proceed on the intended voyage of such ship,--that is to say, the whole number of cabin-passengers, passengers, and crew.

      4. That there is rated on the ship's articles, and that there is on board the ship, some person or persons who, to the satis- faction of the said emigration officer, shall be competent for the proper management and repair of such distilling apparatus.

And, to prevent all doubts on the construction of this Order in Council, it is hereby further ordered, that the terms passenger ship," "emigration officer," "statute adult," and "master," shall herein have the same significations as are assigned to them respectively in the said "Passengers Act, 1855."

And the most Noble the Duke of Newcastle, one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, is to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

EDMUND HARRISON.

98

No. 39.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH MARCH, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Declarations exchanged between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of Bavaria, are published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th March, 1863.

Extract from the London Gazette of Tuesday, the 9th December, 1862.

Declarations exchanged between the Governments of Great Britain and of Bavaria, relative to the duties payable on the withdrawal of the property of subjects of the one country from the territories of the other:

BRITISH DECLARATION.

The undersigned, Her Britannic Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of His Majesty the King of Bavaria, being duly authorized by his Government, hereby declares that the subjects of His Majesty the King of Bavaria are at liberty to withdraw their property from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and from the British colonies and possessions, without being called upon to pay any duty as aliens on the withdrawal of it, and without paying any other duty than such as the subjects of Her Britannic Majesty are equally liable to pay.

  In witness whereof the undersigned has signed the present Declaration, which is to be substituted for the Declaration of the 30th April, 1836, and has affixed thereto the seal of his arms.

Done at Munich, the fourth day of November, 1862.

BAVARIAN DECLARATION.

(Signed)

J. R. MILBANKE.

Sa Majest? le Roi de Bavi?re, Comte Palatin du Rhin, Duc de Bavi?re, de Franconie et en Souabe, &c., ayant eu con- naissance que d'apr?s les lois en vigueur dans le Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, et dans les Colonies et Possessions Britanniques, il ne si per?oit aucun droit quelconque ? raison de l'exportation et du transfert des h?ritages et autres propri?t?s appartenant ? des sujets Bavarois, le Soussign?, Ministre d'Etat ayant le D?partement de la Maison du Roi et des Affaires Etrang?res, d?clare par ces pr?sentes, au nom du Gouvernement de Sa Majest?, qu'aucune retenue ne sera d?sormais exerc?e sous le titre de droit d'aubaine ou de d?traction sur les h?ritages et autres biens ?chus en Bavi?re ? des sujets de Sa Majest? Britannique soit dans la Royaume Uni, soit dans les Colonies et Possessions Britanniques, et que l'aboli- tion de ces droits en faveur de ceux-ci aura son plein et entier effet, non seulement dans tous les cas ? venir, tant que les lois ne serant pas chang?es ? cet ?gard dans le Royaume Uni et dans les colonies et possessions Britanniques, mais encore dans tous ceux o?, jusqu'au jour de la signature du pr?sent Acte, les droits ainsi abolis n'auront pas effectivement et d?finitivement ?t? per?us..

En foi de quoi, cette D?claration, destin?e ? remplacer la D?claration du 10 Avril, 1836, et ? ?tre ?chang?e contre une D?claration semblable de la part du Gouvernement de Sa Majest? Britannique, assurant une parfaite r?ciprocit? aux sujets Bavarois, a ?t? d?livr?e par le Ministre d'Etat Soussign?, et munie du sceau de ses armes.

Fait a Munich, ce quatri?me jour du mois de Novembre, en l'an de grace mil-huit-cent-soixante deux.

(L.S.)

(Translation.)

(Sign?)

LE BARON DE SCHRENK.

His Majesty the King of Bavaria, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, of Franconia, and in Suabia, &c., having learnt that, according to the laws in force in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and in the British colonies and possessions, no duty whatever is collected on the exportation and transfer of inheritances and other property be- longing to Bavarian subjects, the undersigned Minister of State for the Department of the Royal House and for Foreign Affairs, declares by these presents, in the name of His Majesty's Government, that no deduction shall henceforth be made under the title of droit d'aubaine ou de d?traction, upon inheritances and other property in Bavaria belonging to subjects of Her Britannic Majesty, whether in the United Kingdom or in the British colonies and possessions; and that the abolition of such duties in favour of those subjects shall have its full and entire effect, not only in all future cases, so long as the laws shall not be changed in this respect in the United Kingdom and in the British colonies and possessions, but also in all those cases in which, up to the date of the signature of the present Act, the duties thus abolished shall not have been actually and definitely collected.

  In witness whereof this Declaration, destined to be substituted for the Declaration of the 10th of April, 1836, and to be exchanged against a similar Declaration on the part of the Government of Her Britannic Majesty, securing perfect recipro- city to Bavarian subjects, has been delivered by the undersigned Minister of State, and sealed with the seal of his arms.

Done at Munich, this fourth day of the month of November, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two.

THE BARON DE SCHRENK.

(L.S.)

(Signed)

No. 40.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  With reference to Government Notification No. 25 of the 25th ultimo, it is hereby made known that His Excellency the Acting Governor has granted to CHUN HANG, of the Lai Yune Shop, No. 98, Jervois Street, and YEEP CHENG CHUNE, of the Chun Yune Shop, No. 37, Bonham Strand, the Exclusive Privilege of preparing and selling prepared Opium within the Colony of Hongkong and the waters thereof, for the period of One Year from the 1st of April, 1863.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 37.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH MARCH, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

99

      The subjoined Notification to Chinese Junk Masters, circulated among the Chinese Community And published in the Chinese Gazette of this date, is republished here for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

       It is hereby notified to Masters of Chinese Junks, &c., that this Government is prepared, upon receiving satisfactory proof of the service, to reward liberally any such Master who shall save the lives of and safely convey to Hongkong the Crews And Passengers of Shipwrecked British Ships.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD..

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

March

21.

""

""

??????

30.30

62

30.25

62

30.20

63

22,

30.24

64

30.21

65

30.13

65

23,

30.16

66

30.15

68

30.10

70

24,

30.11

69

30.06

71

30.03

71

25,

30.00

70

29.93

74

29.44

74

26,

30.02

74

30.03

75

30.07

72

"}

97

27,

30.33

67

30.35

69

30.44

61

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

ΚΟΟΝ

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

MinMax.

6A.M.] 3P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS As to Weather.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F. Dirn.

Dira.

F.

1863.

March 21 28.28 28.34′28.30 28.26 28.25 52.30 56.30 55.00 50.00 51.30 52.00 50.00 56.50 E

4 EbN

3 Ebs

5

Very fine.

"

22 28.25 28.29 28.27,28.23 28.21 55.00 58.30 58.15 54.30 57.00 56.50,54.00 61.90 E?S 7.00 60.30 61.00 57.00 64.00 EBS 23 28.28 28.29 28.26 28.22 28.19 59.00 62.00 62.50

6 ELS

5 EbSS

4

6 A.M. fog wet dew; from 10 A.M. fine.

3 EbS

2 ESE

5

Fine.

-11

24 28.18 28.22 28.20 28.14 28.10 64.50 68.00 67.30 61.00 67.30 67.00 61.00 68.30 SE

4 SE

2 SbE

1

Fog, wet dew, &c.

11

1

1

25 28.10.28.13 28.08 28.03 28.00 67.15 69.00 69.15 66.50 68.50 69.00 65.00 69.30 S?E

3 SbW

5 SSW

6

Fog, drizzle, &c.

"1

26 28.07 28.11 28.10 28.10 28.09 68.00170.30 61.00 67.30, 66.00 56.30 65.00|71.00|N

5 NE

3 NE?N

6 A.M. foggy, wet dew; from 8 A.M. very fine,

!

27 28.25 28.31 28 28 28.25 28.23 52.00 55.00 51.00 49.00 51.30 49.0049.00 59.00 N?E

4 NbE

3 NbE

4 Very fine.

"

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Almeida, A. A. 3

Andrianes, Mrs. 2

Campbell, D. Comby

1 1

Gutierrez, S. C. 2 Graham, Capt. 1

Carpenter, R.

Green, E.

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 27th March, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Littleberry, C. 1 Luna Lewis, O.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

1

Peres, F. Poons, A. J. Pellet, A.

Schulz, J. M.

1

Tayag, S.

Barnarel

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Barradas, J. B. 1

Campbell, Capt. 1

Gilpin, S. Gue, G.

1

Lucas, Miss

Perfetti

Taylor, J.

Therry, J.

1

Bird, H.

Comp, J.

1

Gonsales, J.

Morton, E.

1

Rabone, W.

Todd. J. H.

Brett & Co.

1

Clark,

1

Graves

2

Mayer W.

1

Ronald, S.

Talbert

Brodie & Co.

Butler, J. B.

1

Dilo, J.

Grune, J. Gomes, J.

Murton, N.

1

Marques, C. M. 1

Baker, W.

1

Dunn

Melimnon, J. 1

Roberts

R. F. A.

Rodrigues

Turner, R.

Thompson

Thomas, Capt. 1

Brand & Co.

Dounan, D.

3

H. B.

McKayna, P.

1

Roza, A. F.

Britto, A.

1

Delafolie, E. F. 2

Hind. H. W.

Mason, P.

2

Roelofs, C. A.

Van der Laan

Behrendt

Dyce, J. R.

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

Moote, Capt.

1

Vas, J.

1

Benito, J. V.

1

Hide

Mackenzie, C.J.1

1

Smith

3

1

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Fabier, J.

1

Honis

Mello, A.

Souza, J. M.

1

Whalley, P.

Baptista, M. J. 1

Ferreira, M A. 1

Hay

10

Muller, J. W. 1

Simmons, W.

Wood, J. D.

Brymner, R.

Fernandez, L. 1

Harton, H.

Schtuter

Wilkinson

1

Bridgen, E.

1

Floves, B.

Nunes, J. C.

Salter, A.

2

Wakeman, H. 1

Blarkie, D.

1

Fullertem, A. 1

Jepson, R. C.

1

Nolle, W.

Sattas, J.

Willcox, C. S. 1

Furtado, P.

1

Joyce, W.

1

Nexon, A.

Sewell

Williamson, A.B.1

Cochran, D.

Flym, J.

1

Jones, T.

Nicholas, A.

Swan, W.

2

Westgorth, J. 1

Carlin. A.

1

Funny, F.

Nicholls, W.

Stephens, E.

1

Wallis, C.

1

Cruz. S.

1

Freedle,

Kedruss, J.

1

Shineful, C.

Cordeiro, M.

1

Fortozo, G.

Kurssens, H. J. 1

Oldham, R.

1

Slosson, E.

Wunderlich, J. 1 Wade, J.

Crawford, J. W. 2

Folgin, Capt.

Oneil. M.

1

Shedgate, J.

Clarke J.

1

Calcott, C.

Fraser, W. J. Farren, J.

}

Lambert, J. Lloyd, E.

1

1

Osborne, F. Oson, S. M.

Saggart, J.

1

Scott, A. C.

No. 37.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH MARCH, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

99

      The subjoined Notification to Chinese Junk Masters, circulated among the Chinese Community And published in the Chinese Gazette of this date, is republished here for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

       It is hereby notified to Masters of Chinese Junks, &c., that this Government is prepared, upon receiving satisfactory proof of the service, to reward liberally any such Master who shall save the lives of and safely convey to Hongkong the Crews And Passengers of Shipwrecked British Ships.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD..

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

March

21.

""

""

??????

30.30

62

30.25

62

30.20

63

22,

30.24

64

30.21

65

30.13

65

23,

30.16

66

30.15

68

30.10

70

24,

30.11

69

30.06

71

30.03

71

25,

30.00

70

29.93

74

29.44

74

26,

30.02

74

30.03

75

30.07

72

"}

97

27,

30.33

67

30.35

69

30.44

61

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

ΚΟΟΝ

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

MinMax.

6A.M.] 3P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS As to Weather.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F. Dirn.

Dira.

F.

1863.

March 21 28.28 28.34′28.30 28.26 28.25 52.30 56.30 55.00 50.00 51.30 52.00 50.00 56.50 E

4 EbN

3 Ebs

5

Very fine.

"

22 28.25 28.29 28.27,28.23 28.21 55.00 58.30 58.15 54.30 57.00 56.50,54.00 61.90 E?S 7.00 60.30 61.00 57.00 64.00 EBS 23 28.28 28.29 28.26 28.22 28.19 59.00 62.00 62.50

6 ELS

5 EbSS

4

6 A.M. fog wet dew; from 10 A.M. fine.

3 EbS

2 ESE

5

Fine.

-11

24 28.18 28.22 28.20 28.14 28.10 64.50 68.00 67.30 61.00 67.30 67.00 61.00 68.30 SE

4 SE

2 SbE

1

Fog, wet dew, &c.

11

1

1

25 28.10.28.13 28.08 28.03 28.00 67.15 69.00 69.15 66.50 68.50 69.00 65.00 69.30 S?E

3 SbW

5 SSW

6

Fog, drizzle, &c.

"1

26 28.07 28.11 28.10 28.10 28.09 68.00170.30 61.00 67.30, 66.00 56.30 65.00|71.00|N

5 NE

3 NE?N

6 A.M. foggy, wet dew; from 8 A.M. very fine,

!

27 28.25 28.31 28 28 28.25 28.23 52.00 55.00 51.00 49.00 51.30 49.0049.00 59.00 N?E

4 NbE

3 NbE

4 Very fine.

"

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Almeida, A. A. 3

Andrianes, Mrs. 2

Campbell, D. Comby

1 1

Gutierrez, S. C. 2 Graham, Capt. 1

Carpenter, R.

Green, E.

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 27th March, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Littleberry, C. 1 Luna Lewis, O.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

1

Peres, F. Poons, A. J. Pellet, A.

Schulz, J. M.

1

Tayag, S.

Barnarel

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Barradas, J. B. 1

Campbell, Capt. 1

Gilpin, S. Gue, G.

1

Lucas, Miss

Perfetti

Taylor, J.

Therry, J.

1

Bird, H.

Comp, J.

1

Gonsales, J.

Morton, E.

1

Rabone, W.

Todd. J. H.

Brett & Co.

1

Clark,

1

Graves

2

Mayer W.

1

Ronald, S.

Talbert

Brodie & Co.

Butler, J. B.

1

Dilo, J.

Grune, J. Gomes, J.

Murton, N.

1

Marques, C. M. 1

Baker, W.

1

Dunn

Melimnon, J. 1

Roberts

R. F. A.

Rodrigues

Turner, R.

Thompson

Thomas, Capt. 1

Brand & Co.

Dounan, D.

3

H. B.

McKayna, P.

1

Roza, A. F.

Britto, A.

1

Delafolie, E. F. 2

Hind. H. W.

Mason, P.

2

Roelofs, C. A.

Van der Laan

Behrendt

Dyce, J. R.

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

Moote, Capt.

1

Vas, J.

1

Benito, J. V.

1

Hide

Mackenzie, C.J.1

1

Smith

3

1

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Fabier, J.

1

Honis

Mello, A.

Souza, J. M.

1

Whalley, P.

Baptista, M. J. 1

Ferreira, M A. 1

Hay

10

Muller, J. W. 1

Simmons, W.

Wood, J. D.

Brymner, R.

Fernandez, L. 1

Harton, H.

Schtuter

Wilkinson

1

Bridgen, E.

1

Floves, B.

Nunes, J. C.

Salter, A.

2

Wakeman, H. 1

Blarkie, D.

1

Fullertem, A. 1

Jepson, R. C.

1

Nolle, W.

Sattas, J.

Willcox, C. S. 1

Furtado, P.

1

Joyce, W.

1

Nexon, A.

Sewell

Williamson, A.B.1

Cochran, D.

Flym, J.

1

Jones, T.

Nicholas, A.

Swan, W.

2

Westgorth, J. 1

Carlin. A.

1

Funny, F.

Nicholls, W.

Stephens, E.

1

Wallis, C.

1

Cruz. S.

1

Freedle,

Kedruss, J.

1

Shineful, C.

Cordeiro, M.

1

Fortozo, G.

Kurssens, H. J. 1

Oldham, R.

1

Slosson, E.

Wunderlich, J. 1 Wade, J.

Crawford, J. W. 2

Folgin, Capt.

Oneil. M.

1

Shedgate, J.

Clarke J.

1

Calcott, C.

Fraser, W. J. Farren, J.

}

Lambert, J. Lloyd, E.

1

1

Osborne, F. Oson, S. M.

Saggart, J.

1

Scott, A. C.

100

Acadia

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH MARCH, 1863.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 27th March, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Alchymist

1 5

Cornelia }

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Mathilde

Gala Genoa

14

Kalahome

Letters. Papers.

1

1

Kessington 1 2

Nubia Nestorian

Letters. Papers.

1

1

1

Adelaide

City of Durham 1

Good Success

2

Kaloomeer

Atriveda

1

2

Chase

1

Glocester

2

1

Kalamba

Oriental

1

African

1

Cahandabar

1

Glorioza

Orga

1

Shanghae Saldanha Samuel Ap- pleton Swiftsure

Lets. Papa.

1

2

16

2

1

1

Alexander

2

Cambalu

LadyAgnesDuff 1

Oneida

1

Sobat Seba

1

Howes

1

Luna

San Lorenzo

1

Avon

Amalia

Dunmar

1

Hopp?

1

Persia

Sooloo

2

Alarm

Desolate

Hope

Marian

1

Preston

Shakespear 1

Antipodes

4

Herbert

Merbena

1

Preserverant

Shelburne

1

Dunmail

Martin Luther 12

1

Somas

1

Aujuna

Imperial

Mary Mildred 1

Quiepire

Tamana

Bombay

Beatrice

Barkelota

Bertha

Joud CON

Ennomia

1

Migrator

2

Queen of the

2

4

9

Eduardo

J. Vanner

Marianne

1

North

Victorie

1

Etherial

J. Littlefield

1

Mona

1

Queen of the Agel

1

1

1

Europeen

1

J. Bruhn

Maria Elizabeth 1

Weimouth

Eastern Chief 1

Jupiter

Radnagore

Whinfell

1

Coleroon

12

1

James Marshall 1

Neville

1

Coloyan

1

Falk

Julia Ann

3

Norwood

Rusthen Ruthoen

3

Western Con-

tinent.

4

Clarissa Bird 10

Castle

Friendship Freuella

1

John Paul

1

Neptune

1

Wyoming

1

Calypso

1

Forerunner

John Scott Jonian

9

New York

4

1

Nova Bella

Star of the

North

}

Yuca

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 27th March, 1863.

Leopard

Letters. Papers.

2

Melville

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

Treceive information respecting the above men-

THE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a “Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHIE OF O'REILLY

is entitled.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

UNTIL further ming at 10 o'clock, A.M.

IT

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

being desirable to obtain a practical Scheme for the further development of existing DRAIN- AGE and REMOVAL of SEWAGE applicable to the City and Vicinity of Victoria, and for an addi- tional WATER SUPPLY connected therewith, such extra supply to be also made available in case of need for extinction of fires :

 The COMMITTEE for SANATORY PURPOSES are prepared, with the sanction of His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR, to offer a Premium of $400, for the Best practical scheme submitted to them, and $100 for the Second best scheme.

 The Plans to be submitted to the Committee, on or before the 11th April, 1863.

The Competitors for the above Premiums will require to furnish, with their schemes, a Report explanatory of the same, and personally to attend such Meetings of the Committee as may be required. It is to be understood, that the Plans of the successful Competitors are to become the Property of the Government.

All necessary Information may be obtained on application at the Surveyor General's Office, be- tween the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, March 9, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, 1862.

THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents

pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents. Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers. P. Charlotte 1

STEAM FOR

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam-ship MALTA, Captain GEO. HYDE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Spccie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Wednes- day, the 1st April, 1863, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 30th March, SPECIE until Noon on the 31st March, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 30th March.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY's Office, Hong- kong.

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 Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bilis of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 16th March, 1863.

M

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSCHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

M

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad- mitted a Partner in our Firm, which now consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

Rapid

Letters. Papers.

CANTON FIRE BRIGADE. THE undersigned has in his possession a sum of acertar

amount recovered from the Chinese Government for the value of the Fire Engines, &c., which be- longed to the Foreign Community in Canton and were destroyed at the burning of the Factories in 1856.

The undersigned has no information which would enable hira to make a proper distribution of this money amongst the original subscribers, and he therefore begs to suggest its appropriation to this Fund now being raised for the crection of a City Hall and Theatre in Hongkong. In the absence of any objection to this course the amount will be so transferred on the 1st May next.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 2nd March, 1863.

NOTICE.

ITH reference to the advertisement headed

Welton Fire Brigade," notice is hereby

given that an application for the fund in the hands of the undersigned has been made on behalf of the Subscribers to the Canton Church Society, in order to provide for the Completion of the Church aud Parsonage now in course of erection at Sha- meen. A Meeting of the Representatives of the Canton Foreign Community of 1856, will there- fore be called subsequently to the 1st May to con- sider this and any other objection that may be raised to the course suggested in the said adver- tisement and to decide on the apropriation of the money.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 9th March, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and MR. ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho- rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING. ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

PARTY Dave VISITING CARDS printed on

them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, Oswald's TerraCE, WELLINGTON STREET.

100

Acadia

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH MARCH, 1863.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 27th March, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Alchymist

1 5

Cornelia }

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Mathilde

Gala Genoa

14

Kalahome

Letters. Papers.

1

1

Kessington 1 2

Nubia Nestorian

Letters. Papers.

1

1

1

Adelaide

City of Durham 1

Good Success

2

Kaloomeer

Atriveda

1

2

Chase

1

Glocester

2

1

Kalamba

Oriental

1

African

1

Cahandabar

1

Glorioza

Orga

1

Shanghae Saldanha Samuel Ap- pleton Swiftsure

Lets. Papa.

1

2

16

2

1

1

Alexander

2

Cambalu

LadyAgnesDuff 1

Oneida

1

Sobat Seba

1

Howes

1

Luna

San Lorenzo

1

Avon

Amalia

Dunmar

1

Hopp?

1

Persia

Sooloo

2

Alarm

Desolate

Hope

Marian

1

Preston

Shakespear 1

Antipodes

4

Herbert

Merbena

1

Preserverant

Shelburne

1

Dunmail

Martin Luther 12

1

Somas

1

Aujuna

Imperial

Mary Mildred 1

Quiepire

Tamana

Bombay

Beatrice

Barkelota

Bertha

Joud CON

Ennomia

1

Migrator

2

Queen of the

2

4

9

Eduardo

J. Vanner

Marianne

1

North

Victorie

1

Etherial

J. Littlefield

1

Mona

1

Queen of the Agel

1

1

1

Europeen

1

J. Bruhn

Maria Elizabeth 1

Weimouth

Eastern Chief 1

Jupiter

Radnagore

Whinfell

1

Coleroon

12

1

James Marshall 1

Neville

1

Coloyan

1

Falk

Julia Ann

3

Norwood

Rusthen Ruthoen

3

Western Con-

tinent.

4

Clarissa Bird 10

Castle

Friendship Freuella

1

John Paul

1

Neptune

1

Wyoming

1

Calypso

1

Forerunner

John Scott Jonian

9

New York

4

1

Nova Bella

Star of the

North

}

Yuca

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 27th March, 1863.

Leopard

Letters. Papers.

2

Melville

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

Treceive information respecting the above men-

THE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a “Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHIE OF O'REILLY

is entitled.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

UNTIL further ming at 10 o'clock, A.M.

IT

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

NOTICE.

being desirable to obtain a practical Scheme for the further development of existing DRAIN- AGE and REMOVAL of SEWAGE applicable to the City and Vicinity of Victoria, and for an addi- tional WATER SUPPLY connected therewith, such extra supply to be also made available in case of need for extinction of fires :

 The COMMITTEE for SANATORY PURPOSES are prepared, with the sanction of His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR, to offer a Premium of $400, for the Best practical scheme submitted to them, and $100 for the Second best scheme.

 The Plans to be submitted to the Committee, on or before the 11th April, 1863.

The Competitors for the above Premiums will require to furnish, with their schemes, a Report explanatory of the same, and personally to attend such Meetings of the Committee as may be required. It is to be understood, that the Plans of the successful Competitors are to become the Property of the Government.

All necessary Information may be obtained on application at the Surveyor General's Office, be- tween the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, March 9, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, 1862.

THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents

pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents. Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers. P. Charlotte 1

STEAM FOR

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam-ship MALTA, Captain GEO. HYDE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Spccie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Wednes- day, the 1st April, 1863, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 30th March, SPECIE until Noon on the 31st March, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 30th March.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY's Office, Hong- kong.

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 Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bilis of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 16th March, 1863.

M

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSCHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

M

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

R. HINTON D. STEWART is this day ad- mitted a Partner in our Firm, which now consists of WILLIAM WALKINSHAW, PHINEAS RYRIE, WILLIAM JAMES BRYANS, EDWARD CAREY SMITH and HINTON D. STEWART.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1863.

Rapid

Letters. Papers.

CANTON FIRE BRIGADE. THE undersigned has in his possession a sum of acertar

amount recovered from the Chinese Government for the value of the Fire Engines, &c., which be- longed to the Foreign Community in Canton and were destroyed at the burning of the Factories in 1856.

The undersigned has no information which would enable hira to make a proper distribution of this money amongst the original subscribers, and he therefore begs to suggest its appropriation to this Fund now being raised for the crection of a City Hall and Theatre in Hongkong. In the absence of any objection to this course the amount will be so transferred on the 1st May next.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 2nd March, 1863.

NOTICE.

ITH reference to the advertisement headed

Welton Fire Brigade," notice is hereby

given that an application for the fund in the hands of the undersigned has been made on behalf of the Subscribers to the Canton Church Society, in order to provide for the Completion of the Church aud Parsonage now in course of erection at Sha- meen. A Meeting of the Representatives of the Canton Foreign Community of 1856, will there- fore be called subsequently to the 1st May to con- sider this and any other objection that may be raised to the course suggested in the said adver- tisement and to decide on the apropriation of the money.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 9th March, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. THOMAS MURDOCH DRYSDALE and MR. ALEXANDER DOWNIE are autho- rised to sign our Firm per procuration.

FLETCHER & Co.

China, 1st January, 1863.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING. ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

PARTY Dave VISITING CARDS printed on

them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, Oswald's TerraCE, WELLINGTON STREET.

DIEV

SOIT

ET

QUI MA

MON

DROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 14.

No. 41.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 4TH APRIL, 1863.

VOL. X.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

       The Honorable W. H. ADAMS, Esquire, Chief Justice of Hongkong, having obtained leave of absence on Medical Certificate, the Acting Governor has been pleased to appoint HENRY JOHN BALL, Esquire, to be Acting Chief Justice; and JOHN CHARLES WHYTE, Esquire, to be Acting Judge of the Court of Summary Jurisdiction, until further notice.

Mr. WHYTE will continue to perform the duties of Second Police Magistrate.

By His Excellency's Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 42.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

       The Honorable HENRY JOHN BALL, Esquire, Acting Chief Justice, has been duly appointed to a Provisional Seat in the Legislative Council of this Colony.

By His Excellency's Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1863.

Νο. 43.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

       Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, until noon of the 16th Instant, for the construction of an additional School Room and Arcade at the Central School, Gough Street.

Plans and Specification may be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M..

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1863.

No. 40.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

      With reference to Government Notification No. 25 of the 25th ultimo, it is hereby inade known that His Excellency the Acting Governor has granted to CHUN HANG, of the Lai Yune Shop, No. 98, Jervois Street, and YEEP CHENG CHUNE, of the Chun Yune Shop, No. 37, Bonham Strand, the Exclusive Privilege of preparing and selling prepared Opium within the Colony of Hongkong and the waters thereof, for the period of One Year from the 1st of April, 1863.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th March, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

102

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH APRIL, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

March 28,

30.40

60

30.34

61

30.28

60

29,

30.25

62

30.21

63

30.15

62

""

30,

30.15 ·

63

30.12

66

30.08

68

""

31,

30.13

67

30.10

71

30.03

73

April

30.08

71

30.10

73

30.12

72

2,

30.14

70

30.05

73

30.04

71

"}

3,

30.06

68

30.08

69

30.00

69

DATE.

*K*V 9

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

3 P.M.

? P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

THER- MOMETER.

WINDS.

6 A.M.

NOON

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

6 P.M.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6A.M. 3P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

Self Re- gistering Min. Max.

BAROMETER.

9 A.M.

'NOON

1863.

March 28 28.32 28.37 28.32 28.30 28.2949.00 54.00 52.00 47.00 49.00 49.0045.00 55.00 ENE

29 28.24 28.29′28.25 28.20 28.1952.00|55.15 54.00 50.00 52.00 51.00 50.00 56.90 E

2 EbN

2 E

3 E

3 EbN

Very fine.

"

30 28.17 28.21 28.20 28.12|28.1156.00 59.00 59.30.55.00 57.30 59.00 55.00 61.00 ESE

4 ESE

3 EbN

"

1

?

31 28.17 28.22 28.21 28.1828.1662.00 70.00 60.00 61.00 66.00 58.0057.00 70.30 E?S April 1 28.17 28.21 28.20 28.18 28.1763.00 70.30 GG.00 60.00 66.15 63.30.58.00 71.00 EbS

"

2 28.20 28.23 28.21 28.13 28.1061.00 68.30 61.00,58.00 64.00 57.3055.00 69.00 EbS

3 28.10 28.13 28.12 28.06 28.0558.0061.50 59.00 57.30 59.00 56.00 57.00 €3.00 Ebs]

5

0 NbE

3

3 Ebs

2 Ebs

2

5 EIN

0 E

4 ELS

Do.

Fine, though overcast; evening fog,

wet dew.

6 A.M. fog, from 8 A M. very fine.

2 Very fine.

Do., heavy squalls of wind during

past night.

3 Fog, wet dew; afternoon fine.

NOTICE.

In of dust of summary N consequence of Easter Monday being ob-

Jurisdiction will sit on Tuesday, the 7th instant, at 10 o'clock A.M.

By Order of the Court,

Hongkong, 4th April, 1863.

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR O'REILLY.

HE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

Tree Coation respecting the above men

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. It is stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established a branch of our

Firm in Foochow.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st April, 1863.

IT

NOTICE.

being desirable to obtain a practical Scheme for the further development of existing DRAIN- AGE and REMOVAL of SEWAGE applicable to the City and Vicinity of Victoria, and for an addi- tional WATER SUPPLY connected therewith, such extra supply to be also made available in case of need for extinction of fires:

The COMMITTEE for SANATORY PURPOSES are prepared, with the sanction of His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR, to offer a Premium of $400, for the Best practical scheme submitted to them, and $100 for the Second best scheme.

The Plans to be submitted to the Committee, on or before the 11th April, 1863.

The Competitors for the above Premiums will require to furnish, with their schemes, a Report explanatory of the same, and personally to attend such Meetings of the Committee as may be required.

It is to be understood, that the Plans of the successful Competitors are to become the Property of the Government.

All necessary Information may be obtained on application at the Surveyor General's Office, be- tween the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By order,

H. J. HOLMES, Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, March 9, 1863.

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For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

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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 Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a Insurance view to the adequateness of their Policies in respect of the same.

such declaration.

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Hongkong, 2nd April, 1863.

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China, 1st January, 1863.

OXFORD & Co.

CANTON FIRE BRIGADE, THE undersigned has in his possession a sum of

to

amount recovered from the Chinese Government for the value of the Fire Engines, &c., which be- longed to the Foreign Community in Canton and were destroyed at the burning of the Factories in | 1856.

The undersigned has no information which would enable him to make a proper distribution of this money amongst the original Subscribers, and he therefore begs to suggest its appropriation to this Fund now being raised for the erection of a City Hall and Theatre in Hongkong. In the absence of any objection to this course the amount will be so transferred on the 1st May next.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 2nd March, 1863.

NOTICE.

"ITH reference to the advertisement headed "Canton Fire Brigade," notice is hereby given that an application for the fund in the hand of the undersigned has been made on behalf of the Subscribers to the Canton Church Society, in order to provide for the Completion of the Church and Parsonage now in course of erection at Sha- meen. A Meeting of the Representatives of the Canton Foreign Community of 1856, will there- fore be called subsequently to the 1st May to con- sider this and any other objection that may be raised to the course suggested in the said adver- tisement and to decide on the apropriation of the

money.

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Hongkong, 9th March, 1863.

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No. 15.

No. 44.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Whereas it has been reported to this Government that among the Pirate Junks infesting this neighbourhood and the Formosa Channel certain lawless Persons, English and American, are employed, it is hereby notified that

A REWARD OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS

will be paid for such information as shall lead to the conviction, on trial before the Supreme Court of this Colony, of any such Person so associating with Pirates.

      Information will be received by the Senior Naval Officer, H. M. S. Princess Charlotte in harbour, or the Captain Superintendent of Police on shore, and every protection will be given to Informants.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1863. ??

No. 45.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

The following Correspondence is published for general information, and it is hereby notified that the Timber mentioned in the last letter has now been received, and can be seen at the Government Offices by any person desirous of inspecting it.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th April, 1863.

The Honorable the COLONIAL SECRETARY,

Hongkong.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 24th January, 1862.

      SIR, I have learned from what I believe to be good authority, that the timber which has been used in the construction of the Civil and Military Public Buildings at Hongkong, Shanghae, and probably at the other settlements in China, has suffered and continues to suffer so much both from the ravages of the "White ant" and from the moisture of the climate, as to stand in continual need of renewal and repair.

I

am induced to address you on this subject, as a Tree peculiar to this Colony called the "Jarra" yields a timber which experience has proved to be equally proof against the attacks of the "White ant" and the "Teredo navalis" and exposure to water or damp air.

     The Copy of Report, from the Royal Engineers Office in this Town, which accompanies this letter, will be considered I trust as sufficient confirmation of this statement.

Should Her Majesty's Government in China require any of this timber and will be pleased to inform me what price they would be prepared to pay for each Load of 50 feet, free on board a Vessel on this Coast, during the months of September to April inclusive the parties whom I represent will be prepared, should that price be an adequate one, to enter into a contract to supply such timber. The timber is of large size and supply unlimited. Vessels can but seidom be chartered from hence, but apprehend that it would not be difficult to engage a Vessel about to proceed from China to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, or Hobarton at the proper season of the year, as above stated, to call upon this Coast to convey timber to China.

I shall be obliged if you will after due consideration favor me with a reply.—I have the honor to be, Sir, your very

obedient servant,

ROBT. KING, Agent for Vice-Admiral Sir Jas, Stirling.

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VOL. X.

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No. 15.

No. 44.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Whereas it has been reported to this Government that among the Pirate Junks infesting this neighbourhood and the Formosa Channel certain lawless Persons, English and American, are employed, it is hereby notified that

A REWARD OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS

will be paid for such information as shall lead to the conviction, on trial before the Supreme Court of this Colony, of any such Person so associating with Pirates.

      Information will be received by the Senior Naval Officer, H. M. S. Princess Charlotte in harbour, or the Captain Superintendent of Police on shore, and every protection will be given to Informants.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1863. ??

No. 45.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

The following Correspondence is published for general information, and it is hereby notified that the Timber mentioned in the last letter has now been received, and can be seen at the Government Offices by any person desirous of inspecting it.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th April, 1863.

The Honorable the COLONIAL SECRETARY,

Hongkong.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 24th January, 1862.

      SIR, I have learned from what I believe to be good authority, that the timber which has been used in the construction of the Civil and Military Public Buildings at Hongkong, Shanghae, and probably at the other settlements in China, has suffered and continues to suffer so much both from the ravages of the "White ant" and from the moisture of the climate, as to stand in continual need of renewal and repair.

I

am induced to address you on this subject, as a Tree peculiar to this Colony called the "Jarra" yields a timber which experience has proved to be equally proof against the attacks of the "White ant" and the "Teredo navalis" and exposure to water or damp air.

     The Copy of Report, from the Royal Engineers Office in this Town, which accompanies this letter, will be considered I trust as sufficient confirmation of this statement.

Should Her Majesty's Government in China require any of this timber and will be pleased to inform me what price they would be prepared to pay for each Load of 50 feet, free on board a Vessel on this Coast, during the months of September to April inclusive the parties whom I represent will be prepared, should that price be an adequate one, to enter into a contract to supply such timber. The timber is of large size and supply unlimited. Vessels can but seidom be chartered from hence, but apprehend that it would not be difficult to engage a Vessel about to proceed from China to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, or Hobarton at the proper season of the year, as above stated, to call upon this Coast to convey timber to China.

I shall be obliged if you will after due consideration favor me with a reply.—I have the honor to be, Sir, your very

obedient servant,

ROBT. KING, Agent for Vice-Admiral Sir Jas, Stirling.

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ROYAL ENGINEER'S OFFICE, Fremantle, W. A.

Table of the Strength of Swan River Timber “ Jurra” shewing the breaking weight in Cwts., the deflection in inches, the bearing being 12 feet in every experiment and the weight suspended

from the middle of the specimen.

27.25 30.25 3

5 7.25 10 11.25 12 14 15.25 16 17.25|19.25 20 23.2525.2527.25 30.25 35.2538.25 40.25 45 47

50

52

54

58

60

62 67

70

70

A

B

?

D

E

Line of

3

Cwt.

2 × 21

4.

16

16

16

9

6

1 6

8

16

9.

JJ..

16

? 3.

8

J1

1 6

1 6

16

to to

1

18

SCANTLING 1X INCHES.

6

1

16

S.

1 6

JA

16

18

13

16

J 5

1

16

1142

16

104

:: -

1 3,

1

16

116

11

143

15 13 13 13

1

a

120.

.316

.25

218 21

108.

.421

.5

16

J 2

16

.1875

9

16

16

JA

16

1

16

18

12

16

J 2 j

1

16

16

16

.25

.25

.875

67.48

.421 335.73

282.75

112

16

10

216 2163

.5

R

16

16

3

143 144

216

316 3 316

.875

28210

3 34

1.

53 32

.473 298.6

161.

.65

40.80

541 261.08

161.

.65

32 64 .541 261.35 375

242.

25.00

.757|186.66|1.

188.5

1.

1.25

1.

.75

16.64 .757 186.7

129.5

1.

1.25

1.

1.25

J. 2

1

111

16

?

1

12

16

1

1

14

1

1

7

1%

118

16

116

R

16

1

112

12

16

112 113 2 216 21610 316

16

16

2

14

342

12

4 416

3

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13

8

1 6

10

.15

1 6

5

16

16

JA

16

6

16

1

1 6

3

6

1 6

16

14

1 6

14

16

1

1

416

1,8

1 6

6

34 316

510

3

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9 × 221

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X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

1000 LNN10 10 10 0 LO LO IS L

7

316 416

3%

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH APRIL, 1863.

5 x

6

41 5 516

1

3,

5 518 518

NOTE a. This specimen was loaded at intervals during 15 days, 4 cwts. being added at each increase, it remained loaded six days, when the stay which prevented it from twisting broke and the jerk broke the specimen. b.-This load was applied at intervals during two days, and remained loaded four days, when it broke with a fracture 3 feet long. c.--This specimen was loaded at intervals during ten days, when it broke with a compound fracture 5 feet long.

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The remaining specimens were loaded at once, one hundred weight being added at a time until the result was produced the fracture varying from 6 to 4 fect. The top line in this Table is the weight in Hundred weights and the figures below them in the same column shew the deflection in inches and sixteenths of inches of the several specimens at the respective weights, the last register of deflection being the breaking weight. COLUMN A gives the breaking weight of "Red Pine" (from Lea's Timber Tables) of the same scantling as the specimens of “Jarra.”

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B gives the deflection of "Red Pine" at one fourth of the breaking weight from the same authority.

C gives the breaking weight of " Red Pine" per square inch in section of these scantlings severally.

D gives the deflection of "Jarra" at one fourth of its breaking weight.

E gives the breaking weight of "Jarra" per square inch in section of the mean of these specimens.

The mean of eight specimens of 9,× 24 gives 57.25 cwts. as the breaking weight and two and a half inches as the actual deflection from the full load and .625 as the deflection loaded with one fourth of its breaking weight, Red Pine being 67.48 cwt. breaking weight and 421 deflection, shewing that "Jarra" is to "Red Pine" as 11 to 13 in this scantling. The mean of eight specimens of 5" x 2" gives 11.562 cwt. as the breaking weight and 4 inches as the actual deflection from the full load and 1.47 inches as the deflection loaded with one fourth of its breaking weight. "Red Pine" being 16.64 cwt. breaking weight and .757 inches deflection, showing that "Jarra" is to "Red Pine" as 23 to 33 in this scantling. The above specimens are not picked for their superior quality, but taken at random from a pile of sawn timber and being of fair average quality such as would be passed in general work as good timber, may therefore be taken as a fair standard for general purposes in practice. Of course these specimens would bear double the reported load for breaking weight if the load were uniformly distributed over the whole length of the specimen one fourth of the breaking weight being the load allowed in practice by common consent of most practical Engineers on the subject.

REMARK-From the above results it is evident that "Jarra" is inferior to "Red Pine" in transverse strength, but it is superior for many purposes as being proof against the attacks of the White Ant so common in tropical climates and destructive to almost every kind of wood work. It also resists the Teredo Navalis or Sea Worm and being very durable both in and out of water and not affected at the water's edge or between wind and water to the same extent as other timber in general use, it is therefore invaluable for all kinds of Wharfing and Waterworks. (Signed) JAMES MANNING, R.E.,

A true copy,

ROBT. KING,

Clerk of Works.

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                             COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, HONGKONG, 10th June, 1862. SIR,I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 24th January, 1862, relative to the qualities of the Jarra timber.

In reply I have to state for your information that the best Teak timber is sold here at $1.25 or 5/23 to $1.50, or 6/3 per Cubic Foot, and Manila Hard Wood which is nearly as durable as Teak sells at 95 cents or 3/111?2 per Cubic Foot.

      I would therefore suggest that you should ascertain whether the Jarra timber could be laid down here at a similar price, as otherwise it is not likely to supersede the Woods above mentioned.--I have the honor to be, Sir, your very obedient Servant,

ROBERT KING, Esq., &c., Sc., Sc.,

Fremantle, Western Australia.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The Honorable the COLONIAL SECRETARY,

Hongkong.

FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 23rd October, 1862.

       SIR,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10th June, 1862, and to thank you for the valu- able information afforded as to the present prices of Teak and other Timbers at Hongkong.

      In compliance with your suggestion I beg herewith to hand you the enclosed Memo: of approximate prices at which the Jarra Timber could be put alongside Ship in this Colony to which add Freight, say, at ?4 per load, and you will perceive. that it would then be, in price below those quoted for Teak and Manilla Hard Wood.

      I have taken advantage of the Ship West Australian sailing hence for Shanghae to forward per that Vessel, for your inspection, under Bill of Lading to your address, two pieces of this Timber-in consequence of not being able to get the Cap- tain's signature until after this mail leaves I am prevented enclosing one of the Bills to you. As the Ship, which sails in two or three days, is not likely to reach China until some time after the Mail your order to any person at Shanghae will be attended to in the delivery of these samples.

      If you think it probable that the Jarra may be introduced with advantage at Hongkong and have any further communi- cations to make I beg to say that I shall be happy to afford you any information in my power. Meantime I have forwarded to my friends in London, Messrs. F. Mangles & Co. copies of this Correspondence.-I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient

Servant,

ROBT. KING.

Memo: Prices of sawn Jarra Timber free on board Ship, say, from ?4 to ?6 per Load of 50 Cubic feet. If hewn some- what lower.

ROBT. KING.

FREMANTLE, W. A., 23rd October, 1862.

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Acting Governor has been pleased to make the following promotion and appointment in the Hongkong Volunteers:

Second Lieutenant JOHN DODD, to be First Lieutenant, vice BAKER, resigned. HENRY COHEN, Esquire, to be Second Lieutenant, vice DoDD, promoted.

By His Excellency's Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th April, 1863.

No. 47.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given, that all Purchasers of Land for which Leases have not been issued are requested to attend at the Surveyor General's Office within 10 Days from the present date, to execute the Deeds now awaiting Signature.

A; AN

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th April, 1863.

No. 48.

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, Hongkong, 11th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 357.

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105

                             COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, HONGKONG, 10th June, 1862. SIR,I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 24th January, 1862, relative to the qualities of the Jarra timber.

In reply I have to state for your information that the best Teak timber is sold here at $1.25 or 5/23 to $1.50, or 6/3 per Cubic Foot, and Manila Hard Wood which is nearly as durable as Teak sells at 95 cents or 3/111?2 per Cubic Foot.

      I would therefore suggest that you should ascertain whether the Jarra timber could be laid down here at a similar price, as otherwise it is not likely to supersede the Woods above mentioned.--I have the honor to be, Sir, your very obedient Servant,

ROBERT KING, Esq., &c., Sc., Sc.,

Fremantle, Western Australia.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The Honorable the COLONIAL SECRETARY,

Hongkong.

FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 23rd October, 1862.

       SIR,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10th June, 1862, and to thank you for the valu- able information afforded as to the present prices of Teak and other Timbers at Hongkong.

      In compliance with your suggestion I beg herewith to hand you the enclosed Memo: of approximate prices at which the Jarra Timber could be put alongside Ship in this Colony to which add Freight, say, at ?4 per load, and you will perceive. that it would then be, in price below those quoted for Teak and Manilla Hard Wood.

      I have taken advantage of the Ship West Australian sailing hence for Shanghae to forward per that Vessel, for your inspection, under Bill of Lading to your address, two pieces of this Timber-in consequence of not being able to get the Cap- tain's signature until after this mail leaves I am prevented enclosing one of the Bills to you. As the Ship, which sails in two or three days, is not likely to reach China until some time after the Mail your order to any person at Shanghae will be attended to in the delivery of these samples.

      If you think it probable that the Jarra may be introduced with advantage at Hongkong and have any further communi- cations to make I beg to say that I shall be happy to afford you any information in my power. Meantime I have forwarded to my friends in London, Messrs. F. Mangles & Co. copies of this Correspondence.-I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient

Servant,

ROBT. KING.

Memo: Prices of sawn Jarra Timber free on board Ship, say, from ?4 to ?6 per Load of 50 Cubic feet. If hewn some- what lower.

ROBT. KING.

FREMANTLE, W. A., 23rd October, 1862.

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Acting Governor has been pleased to make the following promotion and appointment in the Hongkong Volunteers:

Second Lieutenant JOHN DODD, to be First Lieutenant, vice BAKER, resigned. HENRY COHEN, Esquire, to be Second Lieutenant, vice DoDD, promoted.

By His Excellency's Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th April, 1863.

No. 47.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given, that all Purchasers of Land for which Leases have not been issued are requested to attend at the Surveyor General's Office within 10 Days from the present date, to execute the Deeds now awaiting Signature.

A; AN

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th April, 1863.

No. 48.

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, Hongkong, 11th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 357.

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105

                             COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, HONGKONG, 10th June, 1862. SIR,I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 24th January, 1862, relative to the qualities of the Jarra timber.

In reply I have to state for your information that the best Teak timber is sold here at $1.25 or 5/23 to $1.50, or 6/3 per Cubic Foot, and Manila Hard Wood which is nearly as durable as Teak sells at 95 cents or 3/111?2 per Cubic Foot.

      I would therefore suggest that you should ascertain whether the Jarra timber could be laid down here at a similar price, as otherwise it is not likely to supersede the Woods above mentioned.--I have the honor to be, Sir, your very obedient Servant,

ROBERT KING, Esq., &c., Sc., Sc.,

Fremantle, Western Australia.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The Honorable the COLONIAL SECRETARY,

Hongkong.

FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 23rd October, 1862.

       SIR,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10th June, 1862, and to thank you for the valu- able information afforded as to the present prices of Teak and other Timbers at Hongkong.

      In compliance with your suggestion I beg herewith to hand you the enclosed Memo: of approximate prices at which the Jarra Timber could be put alongside Ship in this Colony to which add Freight, say, at ?4 per load, and you will perceive. that it would then be, in price below those quoted for Teak and Manilla Hard Wood.

      I have taken advantage of the Ship West Australian sailing hence for Shanghae to forward per that Vessel, for your inspection, under Bill of Lading to your address, two pieces of this Timber-in consequence of not being able to get the Cap- tain's signature until after this mail leaves I am prevented enclosing one of the Bills to you. As the Ship, which sails in two or three days, is not likely to reach China until some time after the Mail your order to any person at Shanghae will be attended to in the delivery of these samples.

      If you think it probable that the Jarra may be introduced with advantage at Hongkong and have any further communi- cations to make I beg to say that I shall be happy to afford you any information in my power. Meantime I have forwarded to my friends in London, Messrs. F. Mangles & Co. copies of this Correspondence.-I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient

Servant,

ROBT. KING.

Memo: Prices of sawn Jarra Timber free on board Ship, say, from ?4 to ?6 per Load of 50 Cubic feet. If hewn some- what lower.

ROBT. KING.

FREMANTLE, W. A., 23rd October, 1862.

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Acting Governor has been pleased to make the following promotion and appointment in the Hongkong Volunteers:

Second Lieutenant JOHN DODD, to be First Lieutenant, vice BAKER, resigned. HENRY COHEN, Esquire, to be Second Lieutenant, vice DoDD, promoted.

By His Excellency's Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th April, 1863.

No. 47.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given, that all Purchasers of Land for which Leases have not been issued are requested to attend at the Surveyor General's Office within 10 Days from the present date, to execute the Deeds now awaiting Signature.

A; AN

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th April, 1863.

No. 48.

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, Hongkong, 11th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

:

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH APRIL, 1863.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the month ending 31st March, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,.

SPECIE IN RESERVE,..

·

.,$771,114. $300,000.

J. McDOUALL, Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st April, 1863.

I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1863.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 49.

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,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Branch of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China in Hongkong for the month ending 31st March, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

.$771,797. -$300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON, Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, Hongkong, 1st April, 1863.

 I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1863.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 43.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION..

 Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, until noon of the 16th Instant, for the construction of an additional School Room and Arcade at the Central School, Gough Street.

 Plans and Specification may be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

:

106

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH APRIL, 1863.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the month ending 31st March, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,.

SPECIE IN RESERVE,..

·

.,$771,114. $300,000.

J. McDOUALL, Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st April, 1863.

I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1863.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 49.

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,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Branch of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China in Hongkong for the month ending 31st March, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

.$771,797. -$300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON, Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, Hongkong, 1st April, 1863.

 I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th April, 1863.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 43.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION..

 Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, until noon of the 16th Instant, for the construction of an additional School Room and Arcade at the Central School, Gough Street.

 Plans and Specification may be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH APRIL, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

107

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

April

4,

30.06

67

30.05

66

5,

30.08

67

30.07

37

6,

30.07

69

30.02

7,

30.11

71

30.10

SORR

30.03

67

67

30.06

68

70

30.03

69

73

30.11

70

"

8.

30.13

73

30.15

68

30.14

68

>>

9,

30.18

70

30.13

71

30.10

71

""

10,

30.12

72

30.09

72

30.03

70

DATE.

*K*V 9

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THER- |MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS As to Weather.

9 A.M.

Noox.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

6 r.M.

Min. Max.

6A.M. 3P.M.

6 A...

Dir. F.

NOON

G P.M.

Dirn. F. Dira.

F.

6 6 A.M. fog wet dew, from 3 P.M. rain, thunder,

lightning, heavy squalls of wind.

Eine.

6 A.M. fog wet dew, noon fine, evening

fog wet dew.

Do., noon fine, evening drizzly.

6 A.M. fog rain, from noon fog wet

dew.

Fog, wet dew, noon fine, evenging fog

wet dew.

Do.

1863.

April 4 28.10 28.12 28.10 28.07 28.0758.00 58.1557.15 57.30 57.30 57.1557.00 60.30 Ebs

5 28.11 28.15 28.12 28.1128.1057.00 61.30 60.30 56.00 60.00 59.00 56.00 62.50 ESE

19

i

6 28.12 28.16 28.15 28.1228.1160.30|65.00 64.30 G0.00 64.00 C4.00 59.30 66.15 Ebs

5 Ebs

4 EAS

4 SE

6 EbS

4 Ebs

4 SE

5

7 28.15 28.23 28.2228.20/28.20,65.30 69.00 07.15 65.00 68.00 67.00 64.30 70.00 SE

3

0 Swbw

1

""

8 28.23 28.26 28.25 28.23 28.2164.15 62.00 62.00 64.15 61.30 61.30 62.00 64.30 EbN

4 EbN

"

15

   9 28.21 28.27 28.26|28.2328.21,63.30|70.00 67.30 63.00 68.15 67.00 61.00,70.30 SE 10 28.23 28.27 28 24 28.19 28.1667.15 72.0070.00 66.59 70.00 69.30/65.30 73.00 SE

5 SSE

2 SW

5 Ebs

4 SE

1 SSE

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA. In the Matter of the Asiatic Marine Insurance Office.

NOTICE

is hereby given that by an Order of this Court, bearing date the seventh day of February instant, the Shareholders of the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office, are required t? pay the further Sum of Company's Rupees One 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 Calcutta, or the Suburbs thereof, on or before the first day of May next, the Shareholders resident. in Hongkong and Bombay, on or before the first day of July next, and the Shareholders resident in Great Britain and all other places not mentioned in the said Order on or before the first day of September next, and that in default the Official Assignee will be at liberty to apply that the de- faulting Shareholders be adjudged to have com- mitted an Act of Insolvency according to the provisions of the Indian Insolvent Act.-Dated the 21st February, 1863.

HATCH & STEWART, Attornies for the Official Assignee.

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA. In the matter of the Asiatic` Marine Insurance Office being a Joint Stock Company duly registered under an Act for the regulation of Registered Joint Stock Companies, Adjudged

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. Foreign Attachment. JMUN-LUN, Plaintiff,

thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, the Seventh day of November, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, the Thirteenth day of November, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, the Seventh day of January, One thousand eight | Between hundred and sixty, and the Thirteenth day of April, One thousand eight hundred and sixty-

one,

all filed this day, and upon the application of Messieurs Hatch and Stewart, Attornies for the said Assignee, it is ordered that the said Assignec be ta

liberty to raise by contribution of the Shareholders of the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office, for the satisfaction of the debts and other claims against the said Company the further sum of Company's Rupees One Thousand, in respect of each share held by them respectively in the said Company.

Witness Sir BARNES PEACOCK, Kuight, Chief Justice, at Fort William in Bengal, the Ninth day of December, in the Year of Our Lord, One thou- saud eight hundred and sixty-two.

HATCH & STEWART,

Attornies.

R. BELCHAMBERS, Chief Clerk.

I do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the Order made in this matter on the Ninth day of December, One thousand eight hundred and sixty-two. Dated this 3rd day of March, One thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

R. BELCHAMBERS, Chief Clerk.

NOTICE.

THE CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Supreme

VICTORIA by Tonet, will be held on Saturday, the high-

to have committed an act of | the Grace of God forfeiture pursuant to the pro- | of the United

visions of the Act No. 43 of Kingdom of One thousand sight hundred Great Britain and und fifty passed by the Honor- Ireland Queen, able the President of the Coun- | Defender of the cil of India in Council on the

Faith, and SO twenty-seventh day of Decem- | forth.

her, One thousand eight hun- dred and fifty entitled an “Act for the regulation of the Re- gistered Joint Stock Compa- nies."

PON reading a Petition of Jolin Cochrane, Esquire, the official Assignce and the Assignee of the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office and his Affidavit in verification thereof, office copies of Eight several Orders made respectively in this mat- ter on the Sixth day of October, ?ne thousand right hundred and fifty-five, the Tenth day of May, and the Sixth day of December, One

trenth day of April, a.d. 1863, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG. NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

By Order of the Court,

NOTICE.

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

E have this day established a branch of our

Firm in Foochow

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st April, 1863.

and

WONG-YEEM-C?OW, Defendant.

WHEREAS action has been commenced

in this Court at the suit of the above named Mun-Lun, against the above named Wong- Yeem-Chow, to recover the sum of One thousand Five hundred and Four Dollars and Forty- nine Cents for the price and value of Goods sold and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant and for money found to be due to the Plaintiff on an account stated by the Defendant, and also for interest on the said sum from the Twentieth dry of March, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty- three, and it being alleged that the said Wong-

Yeem-Chow does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Twenty-seventh day of April instant, wherein Achoy and the Kong-Hook-Wo Hong are Garnishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this action, the said Wong-Yeem-Chow or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island intituled "An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent from the Colony" the said Attach- ment may be dissolved.

Dated the Sixth day of April, A.D., 1863.

EDWARD H. POLLARD,

Plaintiff's Attorney,

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

IE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

the above

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading ?t Amoy. Itis stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

THE

HE undersigned, having been appoined Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Piuang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co..

Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH APRIL, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

107

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

April

4,

30.06

67

30.05

66

5,

30.08

67

30.07

37

6,

30.07

69

30.02

7,

30.11

71

30.10

SORR

30.03

67

67

30.06

68

70

30.03

69

73

30.11

70

"

8.

30.13

73

30.15

68

30.14

68

>>

9,

30.18

70

30.13

71

30.10

71

""

10,

30.12

72

30.09

72

30.03

70

DATE.

*K*V 9

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THER- |MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS As to Weather.

9 A.M.

Noox.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

6 r.M.

Min. Max.

6A.M. 3P.M.

6 A...

Dir. F.

NOON

G P.M.

Dirn. F. Dira.

F.

6 6 A.M. fog wet dew, from 3 P.M. rain, thunder,

lightning, heavy squalls of wind.

Eine.

6 A.M. fog wet dew, noon fine, evening

fog wet dew.

Do., noon fine, evening drizzly.

6 A.M. fog rain, from noon fog wet

dew.

Fog, wet dew, noon fine, evenging fog

wet dew.

Do.

1863.

April 4 28.10 28.12 28.10 28.07 28.0758.00 58.1557.15 57.30 57.30 57.1557.00 60.30 Ebs

5 28.11 28.15 28.12 28.1128.1057.00 61.30 60.30 56.00 60.00 59.00 56.00 62.50 ESE

19

i

6 28.12 28.16 28.15 28.1228.1160.30|65.00 64.30 G0.00 64.00 C4.00 59.30 66.15 Ebs

5 Ebs

4 EAS

4 SE

6 EbS

4 Ebs

4 SE

5

7 28.15 28.23 28.2228.20/28.20,65.30 69.00 07.15 65.00 68.00 67.00 64.30 70.00 SE

3

0 Swbw

1

""

8 28.23 28.26 28.25 28.23 28.2164.15 62.00 62.00 64.15 61.30 61.30 62.00 64.30 EbN

4 EbN

"

15

   9 28.21 28.27 28.26|28.2328.21,63.30|70.00 67.30 63.00 68.15 67.00 61.00,70.30 SE 10 28.23 28.27 28 24 28.19 28.1667.15 72.0070.00 66.59 70.00 69.30/65.30 73.00 SE

5 SSE

2 SW

5 Ebs

4 SE

1 SSE

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA. In the Matter of the Asiatic Marine Insurance Office.

NOTICE

is hereby given that by an Order of this Court, bearing date the seventh day of February instant, the Shareholders of the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office, are required t? pay the further Sum of Company's Rupees One 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 Calcutta, or the Suburbs thereof, on or before the first day of May next, the Shareholders resident. in Hongkong and Bombay, on or before the first day of July next, and the Shareholders resident in Great Britain and all other places not mentioned in the said Order on or before the first day of September next, and that in default the Official Assignee will be at liberty to apply that the de- faulting Shareholders be adjudged to have com- mitted an Act of Insolvency according to the provisions of the Indian Insolvent Act.-Dated the 21st February, 1863.

HATCH & STEWART, Attornies for the Official Assignee.

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA. In the matter of the Asiatic` Marine Insurance Office being a Joint Stock Company duly registered under an Act for the regulation of Registered Joint Stock Companies, Adjudged

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. Foreign Attachment. JMUN-LUN, Plaintiff,

thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, the Seventh day of November, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, the Thirteenth day of November, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, the Seventh day of January, One thousand eight | Between hundred and sixty, and the Thirteenth day of April, One thousand eight hundred and sixty-

one,

all filed this day, and upon the application of Messieurs Hatch and Stewart, Attornies for the said Assignee, it is ordered that the said Assignec be ta

liberty to raise by contribution of the Shareholders of the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office, for the satisfaction of the debts and other claims against the said Company the further sum of Company's Rupees One Thousand, in respect of each share held by them respectively in the said Company.

Witness Sir BARNES PEACOCK, Kuight, Chief Justice, at Fort William in Bengal, the Ninth day of December, in the Year of Our Lord, One thou- saud eight hundred and sixty-two.

HATCH & STEWART,

Attornies.

R. BELCHAMBERS, Chief Clerk.

I do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the Order made in this matter on the Ninth day of December, One thousand eight hundred and sixty-two. Dated this 3rd day of March, One thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

R. BELCHAMBERS, Chief Clerk.

NOTICE.

THE CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Supreme

VICTORIA by Tonet, will be held on Saturday, the high-

to have committed an act of | the Grace of God forfeiture pursuant to the pro- | of the United

visions of the Act No. 43 of Kingdom of One thousand sight hundred Great Britain and und fifty passed by the Honor- Ireland Queen, able the President of the Coun- | Defender of the cil of India in Council on the

Faith, and SO twenty-seventh day of Decem- | forth.

her, One thousand eight hun- dred and fifty entitled an “Act for the regulation of the Re- gistered Joint Stock Compa- nies."

PON reading a Petition of Jolin Cochrane, Esquire, the official Assignce and the Assignee of the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office and his Affidavit in verification thereof, office copies of Eight several Orders made respectively in this mat- ter on the Sixth day of October, ?ne thousand right hundred and fifty-five, the Tenth day of May, and the Sixth day of December, One

trenth day of April, a.d. 1863, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION, HONGKONG. NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

By Order of the Court,

NOTICE.

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

E have this day established a branch of our

Firm in Foochow

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st April, 1863.

and

WONG-YEEM-C?OW, Defendant.

WHEREAS action has been commenced

in this Court at the suit of the above named Mun-Lun, against the above named Wong- Yeem-Chow, to recover the sum of One thousand Five hundred and Four Dollars and Forty- nine Cents for the price and value of Goods sold and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant and for money found to be due to the Plaintiff on an account stated by the Defendant, and also for interest on the said sum from the Twentieth dry of March, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty- three, and it being alleged that the said Wong-

Yeem-Chow does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Twenty-seventh day of April instant, wherein Achoy and the Kong-Hook-Wo Hong are Garnishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this action, the said Wong-Yeem-Chow or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island intituled "An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent from the Colony" the said Attach- ment may be dissolved.

Dated the Sixth day of April, A.D., 1863.

EDWARD H. POLLARD,

Plaintiff's Attorney,

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

IE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

the above

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading ?t Amoy. Itis stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

THE

HE undersigned, having been appoined Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Piuang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co..

Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

108

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH APRIL, 1863.

STEAM FOR SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE,

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. [HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

PENINSULA COMPANY'S Steam-ship

SINGAPORE, Captain GRIBBLE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Wednes- day, the 15th April, 1863, at 2 P.M.

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

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

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 Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1863.

M'

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOR ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

OXFORD & Co.

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES | required by the Egyptian Government, and must be furnished by the Shippers to the Agent with the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not be responsible for any consequence or prejudice which may ensue from an incorrect declaration.

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

BERTOLINI,

Agent.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA,

MARSEILLES. ALSO,

ΟΝ

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

N Sunday, the 26th instant, at Noon, the Company's Steam - ship "IMPERA- TRICE," Commandant MASSANET, H.I.M.N., with Her Britannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:

At Alexandria, with the Company's and the Austrian Lloyds Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece. Corfu, and Trieste :

At Messina, with the Company's Semi-weekly Mail Steamers for Malta and all the Italian Ports: At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Steamer for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid.

In consequence of recent instructions, Passen- gers going to London are informed that the Com- pany will convey, free of charge, from Marseilles to London, their Baggage to the extent allowed by the regulation.

Cargo and Specie will be registered for London as well as for Marseilles, and accepted in transit through Marseilles for the principal places of Europe.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels, at a pre- mium of 1 per cent upon Merchandize, and per cent on Treasure, from Hongkong to Lyons, Paris, London, and Holland, and proportionally for places this side of Suez.

Cargo will be received on board until Noon of the 24th of April; Specie and Parcels until Noon of the 25th. As the Manifests of Merchan- dize have to be closed on the evening of the 25th, the Shippers are requested to present their Ship- ping Orders before 4 P.M. of said day; for past that time, no more Bills of Lading will be deli- vered to them, except after the departure of the Steamer.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is

Hongkong, 6th April, 1863.

CANTON FIRE BRIGADE. THE undersigned has in his possession a sum of

accruing from

amount recovered from the Chinese Government longed to the Foreign Community in Canton and for the value of the Fire Engines, &c., which be-

were destroyed at the burning of the Factories in 1856.

The undersigned has no information which would enable him to make a proper distribution of this money amongst the original Subscribers, and he therefore begs to suggest its appropriation to this Fund now being raised for the erection of a City Hall and Theatre in Hongkong. In the absence of any objection to this course the amount will be so transferred on the 1st May next.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 2nd March, 1863.

NOTICE.

ITH reference to the advertisement headed

W Canton Fire Brigade," notice is hereby

meen.

66

given that an application for the fund in the hands of the undersigned has been made on behalf of the Subscribers to the Canton Church Society, in order to provide for the Completion of the Church and Parsonage now in course of erection at Sha- A Meeting of the Representatives of the Canton Foreign Community of 1856, will there- fore be called subsequently to the 1st May to con- sider this and any other objection that may be raised to the course suggested in the said adver- tisement and to decide on the apropriation of the money.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 9th March, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA. Printer to Hongkong Government, OswALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

DIE

SOIT

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QUI?

MAL

MONA

DROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 16.

No. 50.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 18TH APRIL, 1863.

VOL. X.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CA

The following Circular Despatch, from His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, is published for general

information.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th April, 1863.

DOWNING STREET, 9th February, 1863.

       SIR,--I transmit to you a copy of a letter from the Deputy Principal Librarian of the British Museum, 26th January, 1863. expressing the desire of the Trustees of that Institution to obtain, as an accession to their present collection of aerolites, such specimens as may in future come into possession, or be procurable by the public functionaries in the British Colonies. I also transmit to you copies of two papers referred to in the enclosed letter, and I should be glad if you would make the contents of these papers known in the Colony under your govern- ment, in such manner as may be best calculated to forward the views of the Trustees, and also that you would render any assistance in your power in furtherance of the same object.—I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient, humble Servant,

The Officer Administering the Government of Hongkong.

NEWCASTLE.

Mr. Winter Jones to the Duke of Newcastle.

(Copy.)

BRITISH MUSEUM, January 26th, 1863.

MY LORD DUKE,-I have the honor to acquaint your Grace, that the Trustees of the British Museum have had under consideration the advantageous results which might be expected in accessions to the fine collection of A?rolites now in the Museum, were measures taken to obtain for the National Institution such Aerolites as may in future come into the hands of, or be procurable by, the public functionaries in the British Dominions Abroad, and Her Majesty's Representatives in Foreign Countries. With this object, the papers "On the observation of which I have the honour to enclose copies, were drawn up, and a large number of them has been forwarded and collection of A?ro- to the Foreign Office, by direction of the Trustees, to be transmitted to the British Ambassadors, Ministers, Consuls, and other Official persons in foreign countries.

lites."

Catalogue of the Collection of A?rolites

      I am now directed to submit to your Grace the request of the Trustees, that copies of the enclosed papers exhibited in the Brit- (which they will be happy to supply), inay be transmitted to the Governors and Commanding Officers of the ish Museum." various British Colonies and Dependencies, with instructions to make the contents thereof generally known

in their respective governments, and to transmit for the British Museum such Aerolites of importance as they may be able to procure, as well as to forward the views of the Trustees in this respect in any other way that may seem to them fit.--I have, &c.,

His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, K.G.,

&c.,

Sc.,

fc.

(Signed)

J. WINTER JONES, Deputy-Principal Librarian.

ON THE OBSERVATION AND COLLECTION OF AEROLITES.

       There are two varieties of A?rolites, or Meteorites, that have been seen to fall from space. The one consists of stony masses, often containing particles of iron; and of these many have been observed in their fall: the other variety is composed, for the most part, of iron. The actual fall of iron aerolites has been but rarely witnessed, though many masses of metallic iron have been found on the earth's surface, of the meteoric origin of which there can be no doubt.

It is a matter of great interest, and of importance to science, that as many is possible of these bodies should be col- leted for comparison, and that all the circumstances accompanying their fall be carefully recorded; and, persons who, in the "fire ball" being seen, or of a mass having fallen, in their neighbourhood, will carefully collect facts regarding em, may make a very valuable contribution to science,

event of a

110

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH APRIL, 1863.

For this purpose, inquiries should be instituted at once, into the circumstances accompanying the fall of any meteoric mass, and into the state of any such mass when it has fallen; and as regards any meteoric appearance in the sky, it will be found advisable, after noting carefully the point in the heavens at which the meteor made its appearance, to give, as accurately as possible (see Note), the direction of its track and the point at which it disappeared.

Where it is possible this track should be delineated on a diagram, as explained in the note.

The points to which especial attention is invited are enumerated in the following two series of inquiries.

The first series relates to meteoric phenomena in the heavens, and their association with the fall of a?rolitic matter to the earth.

1. Note the exact position of the observer, according to latitude and longitude.

2. Give the hour, day of month, and year.

3. Give the apparent size of the luminous ball, as compared with the full moon.

4. Its shape; whether round, pear-shaped, or otherwise; and, if elongated, in what direction.

5. It is particularly important to note the place where the meteor is first seen (as at A, see Note) like a star, and from which, as it moves, it may appear to be increasing in size.

6. State the duration of the phenomena; and,

7. Whether the ball again dwindles away to the semblance of a star, and then disappears, or whether it retains to the last its full size, or then, as is often the case, divides into several balls or stars.

8. Give the colours.

9. Record any facts that can be gathered concerning detonations or noises, accompanying the other phenomena. 10. Endeavour to collect statements relating to the actual fall to the earth of any

solid bodies.

11. Do they consist of stone, or iron, and is there anything peculiar in their structure?

  12. Was the body red-hot, or warm, or did it exhibit evidence of having been warm outside and cold within? as, for instance, by being hot at first and intensely cold afterwards?

  13. It is desirable, further, to notice the depth to which, and the direction in which, the a?rolite has penetrated the earth; also to state the nature of the soil, the effect produced on it by the a?rolitic mass, and the position in which the a?rolite was found to be lying in the ground.

The second series of inquiries has for its object the acquisition of a more precise knowledge regarding the aerolites themselves. For this, it is important to preserve, and to collect, for the purposes of analysis and of scientific comparison, as many of these bodies as possible; and the following suggestions are offered in the hope of promoting this object.

1. Endeavour to get the meteorolites as soon as possible after their fall, to prevent them from being injured, fractured, or wetted.

2. If not entire, try to procure fragments.

3. Should persons or museums not be willing to part with them for the British Museum, then procure drawings, photographs, models, or casts; accompanied by an accurate description of their colour, their external lustre, and, if broken, the nature of the substance or substances exhibited by the fracture; and especially be careful to describe the form of the a?rolitic mass, whether angular or rounded, whether prismatic, or otherwise exhibiting an approximation to any geometrical figure. Also, state whether its surface be smooth, or marked by any peculiar kind of roughness, or pitted with hollows.

   4. Catalogues of the meteorites in local museums are very desirable, with statements of their weights, and also the time of, and other facts accompanying, their fall, as detailed above.

5. From masses of iron or stone still lying on the earth, and too large to be brought away, detach specimens of good size, say from 20 lbs. to 50 lbs. weight, and collect all obtainable information, with detailed descriptions, drawings, measure- ments, historical accounts, &c.

6. Iron meteorites should always be cut with a steel saw and emery.

The Collection of A?rolites in the Mineral Department of the British Museum is now, as regards the mass and size of the specimens, the finest in the world, and any person who may be in a position to contribute additional specimens is re- quested to accompany them with an attestation as to the weight of the specimen, and facts regarding it such as the senders may

  be in a position to state on their own authority, or as may have come to them on authority which they have reason to accept as reliable.

NEVIL STORY-MASKELYNE.

NOTE. The delineation of the track of the meteor on paper is very desirable as presenting greater accuracy than a merely verbal description. A practical and simple method of doing this consists in noting down the tracks of meteors, or "fire balls," upon a projection, like the diagram, of a hemiorama, taken from the place of the observer, noting the altitudes and the azimuths corresponding to meridians and parallels of latitude. The accompanying sketch expresses that

N.

90°

A-

60°

30°

Horizon.

N.

N.E.

N.E.

E.

E.

S.E.

S.E

S.

90°

60°

30°

Horizon.

S.

to an observer turned towards the East, the meteor appeared in the N.N.E. at an elevation of 75°, and fell down to the S.E., where it disappeared only 10° above the horizon.

?

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18?? APRIL, 1863.

CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF AEROLITES EXHIBited in

THE BRITISH MUSEUM.

[North Gallery, East end, cases A, B, C, and D.]

111

NOTE.-The weights of all specimens that are above lb. avoirdupois are inserted in the Catalogue; the average weight of the remainder is 490 grains.

STONE AEROLITES.

1. November 7, 1492. 2. April 3. June 4. July

Ensisheim, France

11, 1715.

22, 1723.

3, 1753.

5. September 7, 1753. 6. September13, 1768. 7. November 20, 1768. 8. February 19, 1785. 9. October 13, 1787.

10. July

24, 1790.a.

b.

11. June 16, 1794. 12. December 13, 1795. 13. March

Gartz, Schellin, Prussia Plaskowitz, near Reichstadt, Bohemia Tabor (Plan, Strkow), Bohemia. Liponas, Ain, France

Luc? en Maine, D?p. de Sarth, France Mauerkirchen, Austria Eichstadt, Bavaria

Charkow (Bobrik), Russia Barbotan, D?p. des Landes, France Roquefort

Siena, Tuscany

do.

Wold Cottage, Yorkshire

?

?

do.

? ?

Sales, Villefranche, D?p. du Rh?ne, France Krakhut, Benares, India

8, 1798.

14. December 13, 1798.

15. April

8, 1803.

16. April

5, 1804.

L'Aigle, D?p. de l'Orne, France. High Possil, Glasgow, Scotland.

17. March

15, 1806.

Alais, D?p. du Gard, France

18. March

13, 1807.

Timochin, Smolensk, Russia

19. December 14, 1807.

Weston, Connecticut, U.S....

20. April

19, 1808.

Casignano, near Borgo St. Donino, Parma

?

21. May

22, 1808. a. Stannern, Moravia

b. Langenpiernitz, Moravia

·

?

22. September 3, 1808.

Lissa, Bohemia..

23.

1808.

24. August

1810.

25. November 23, 1810.

26. March

12, 1811.

Moradabad, Bengal, India Mooresfort, Tipperary, Ireland Charsonville, D?p. du Loiret, France. Kuleschowka, Poltawa, Russia

?

...

27. July

8, 1811.

Berlanguillas, near Burgos, Spain.

28. April 29. April 30. August

10, 1812.

Grenade, Toulouse, France...

15, 1812.

5, 1812.

31. September10, 1813.

32. December 13, 1813.

33. September 5, 1814.

31. February 18, 1815.

35. October 3, 1815.

36. April

37. June

10, 1818.

1818.

13, 1819.

38. June

13, 1819.

39. October 40. July

12, 1820.

41. June 15, 1821.

42. November 30, 1822.

43. October 14, 1824.

44. February 10, 1825.

45. September 14, 1825. 46. May

47. February 16, 1827.

Erxleben, between Magdeburg and Helmstadt, Prussia. Chantonnay, Vend?e, France Adare, Limerick Co., Ireland Lontalax, Wiburg, Finland

Agen, D?p. Lot et Garonne, France Durala, Territory of the Patyala Raja, India Chassigny, near Langres, France Zaborzika, Volhynia, Russia

Seres, Macedonia, Turkey

Jonzac, Charente, France

Politz, Gera.

Lixna, Dunaburg, Witebsk, Russia Juvenas, Ard?che, France

a. Futtehpore, Allahabad, India...

b.

Bittoor and Shahpore, 75 miles N.W. of Allahabad. Zebrak, near Horzowitz, Bohemia Nanjemoy, Maryland, U.S..

Honolulu, Owhyhee, Sandwich Islands. Jekaterinoslaw, Russia

Mow, Ghazeepore, India..

Drake's Creek, Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

19, 1826.

48. May 49. June

9, 1827.

4, 1828.

50. May

8, 1829.

Forsyth, Georgia, U.S.

51. July

18, 1831.

Vouill?, near Poictiers, France

52.

1832-3.

Umballa, India..

53. June

12, 1834.

54. August

4, 1835.

18,

1838.

?

..

?

?

lbs.

grs.

1

366

2526

4950

1

599

2750

1720

47

4056

2953

3362

2

1710

1 3074

3003

1

2045

?

29

1

688

5

3880

2112

4483

2733

2359

55. April

56. June

57. October

6, 1838.

13, 1838.

8. February 13, 1839.

59. July

60. June 61. March 62. June 63. March

Charwallas, near Hissar, India

Aldsworth, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire Akburpore, Saharanpore, India

Chandakapoor, Berar, India,

Cold Bokkeveldt, Cape of Good Hope

Little Piney, Pulaski Co., Missouri, U.S. Cereseto, Casale, Piedmont...

Uden, North Brabant..

Grunberg, Heinrichsau, Prussian Silesia

17, 1840.

12, 1840.

22, 1841.

12, 1841.

25, 1843.

Ch?teau Renard, D?p. du Loiret, France Bishopville, S. Carolina, U.S...

2, 1843.

26,

1843.

Manegaon, Kandeish, India

Killeter, County Tyrone, Ireland

8, 1846.

Found

1816.

61. June

65. July . Apri!

67. May

29, 1844.

Utrecht, Holland.....

Macerata, Monte Milone, Ancona Assam, India

February 25, 1847. Linn Co., Iowa, U.S.

2. July

4, 1818.

Marmande, D?p. Lot et Garonne, France

1

2241

3

6011

?

1

1040

2 3718

9

1 1191

1'

901

2 1474

112

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH APRIL, 1863.

lbs.

grs.

71. October 31, 1849. 72. December 27, 1848. 73. November 30, 1850. 74. April 17, 1851. 75. November 5, 1851. 76. January 23, 1852. 77. September 4, 1852. 78. March 6, 1853. 79. February 10, 1853. 80. May $1. May

13, 1855. 13, 1855.

82. August 5, 1855. 83. November 12, 1856. 84. February 28, 1857. 85. April 1, 1857. 86. April 15, 1857. 1, 1857.

87. October

88. December 27, 1857. 89. December 9, 1858.

Cabarras Co., N. Carolina, U.S... Schie, Dahlsplads, Aggerhuusl?n, Norway Shalka, West Burdwan, India. Gutersloh, Westphalia. Nulles, Barcelona Nellore, Madras, India Mezo-Madaras, Transylvania Seegowlee, India Girgenti, Sicily

Guarrenburg, Bremerv?rde, Hanover Island of Oesel, Baltic Sea. Petersburg, Lincoln Co., Tennessee, U.S. Trenzano, Brescia, Lombardy. Parnallee, Madras, India... Heredia, San Jos?, Costa Rica Kaba, near Debreczin, Hungary Commune des Ormes, France. Pegu (Quenggouk), India a. Ausson, Montrejean, France b.Clarac do.

6

3529

1804

30

1

3062

1

5687

130

do.

3

4280

5250

1912

90. February 2, 1860.

91. March

28, 1860.

St. Julien, Alessandria, Piedmont Kheragur, Agra, India

?

92. May

1, 1860.

93. July

14, 1860.

New Concard, Muskingum Co., Ohio, U.S. Dhurmsala, India..

17

3389

28

5250

94. May

12, 1861. a. Peprassee, India

5

b.Bullooah, do.

2400

c. Nimbhooah (40 miles from Goruckpore)

IRON AEROLITES.

1. Fell May 2. Found

26, 1751. Agram (Hraschina), Croatia

1751. Steinbach, Saxony

?

GE CRO

3.

>>

4.

>>

5.

"}

1763. Senegal, Africa

1776. Krasnojarsk, Siberia (the Pallas Iron) 1784. a. Tolucca, Mexico

b.Ixtlahuacca, Mexico.

c. Ziquipilco, Mexico

1788. Tucuman, Otumpa, S. America

Zacatecas, Mexico

4395

2011

7

794

B

3500

2

1913

1400

5

4705

6.

""

7.

1792.

""

8.

"

1801.

Cape of Good Hope, Africa

9.

1810.

Rasgat?, New Granada

""

10.

1810.

Tocavita, Santa Rosa, New Granada.

>>

11.

??

1811.

Elbogen, Bohemia

12.

1811.

Durango, Mexico...

"

13.

1814.

Bitburg, Eifel, Prussia

14.

1814.

Red River, Texas, U.S.

>>

15.

1615.

Lenarto, Hungary

""

16.

1816.

Bahia (Bemdeg?), Brazil

19

17.

""

1818.

Lockport, New York, U.S.

6562

2

6124

1

2625

3

3213

5 2658

11

5125

18.

""

1819.

Baffin's Bay, Greenland

19.

""

1819.

Burlington, Otsego Co., New York, U.S.

1775

20.

1820.

Guildford Co., N. Carolina, U.S.

""

21.

1822.

Minsk, Brahin, Russia

""

22.

""

1827.

Atacama, Bolivia........

333

22

23.

""

1828.

Caille, D?p. du Var, France

04.

1834.

""

Claiborne Co., Alabama, U.S.

49

25. Fell July 30, 1835.

Dickson Co., Tennessee, U.S..

26. Found

27.

1835. Black Mountain, Buncombe Co., N. Carolina, U.S.. 1836? Fish River, S. Africa,...

""

28.

1839. Ashville, Buncombe Co., N. Carolina, U.S.

"

29.

""

1839. Putnam Co., Georgia, U.S....

1745

30.

1840.a. Cocke Co., Tennessee, U.S...

60

b. Sivier Co.,

do.

55

31.

1840. Hemalga, Tarrapaca, Peru

2

5687

>>

32.

1841.

33.

1842.

Newberry (Lexington), Ruff's Mtn., S. Carolina, U.S. Babb's Mill, Green Co., Tennessee, U.S.

4269

4

4854

""

34.

1844.

Arva (Szlanicza), Hungary.

14

""

35.

""

1845.

Otsego, New York, U.S...

36.

""

37.

""

28.

1846. Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, U.S.

1847. Seelaesgen, Brandenburg, Prussia

39. Fell July 14, 1847.

40. Found

41.

42.

"

Braunau, Bohemia

Chesterville, S. Carolina, U.S.

Tula, Russia.

1846. Jackson Co., Tennessee, U.S.

1847.

1846.

""

1846.

Smithlands, Livingston Co., Kentucky, U.S.

43.

1847.

""

44.

1850.

Murfreesboro', Rutherfard Co., Tennessee, U.S. Schwetz, Prussia

""

45.

1850.

Salt River, Kentucky, U.S.

""

46.

1850.

Seneca River, Cayuga Co., New York, U.S..

""

47.

27

48.

"7

1853. Lion River, Namaqualand, S. Africa.. 1854. Tuczon, Sonora, Mexico

49.

>

""

1854. Guyaquila, Sta. Rosas, New Mexico

+

54

17

5250

1

2167

4 4831

1

3323

5

4452

6

1010

2

2187

6014

?

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH APRIL, 1863.

1854. Madoc, Upper Canada.............

30. Found

51.

1854. Tazewell, Claiborne Co., Tennessee, U.S..

32. "" 53.

1854.

Union Co., Georgia, U.S.

1854.

Orange River, S. Africa

""

34.

1854.

Sarepta, Kirghese Steppes, Siberia

""

55.

1856-60.

Nelson Co., Kentucky, U.S.

""

36.

""

??

Jewel Hill, Madison Co., N. Carolina, U.S.

?

57.

33

""

33.

"

"}

20.

""

60.

""

""

?

61.

""

?

N.

""

63.

Marshall Co., Kentucky, U.S...

Nebraska Territory, Missouri, U.S..

Robertson Co., Tennessee, U.S.

Lagrange, Oldham Co., Kentucky, U.S.

Leadhills, Scotland

Mez?v?sarkely, Transylvania

Kamtschatka

"}

""

S. Africa

""

""

113

grs.

3770

5176

3500 3706

No. 44.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

      Whereas it has been reported to this Government that among the Pirate Junks infesting this neighbourhood and the Formosa Channel certain lawless Persons, English and American, are employed, it is hereby notified that

A REWARD OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS

will be paid for such information as shall lead to the conviction, on trial before the Supreme Court of this Colony, of any such Person so associating with Pirates.

      Information will be received by the Senior Naval Officer, H. M. S. Princess Charlotte in harbour, or the Captain Superintendent of Police on shore, and every protection will be given to Informants.

By Order,

ROL

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 47.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that all Purchasers of Land for which Leases have not been issued are requested to attend at the Surveyor General's Office within 10 Days from the present date, to execute the Deeds now awaiting Signature.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

NOON.

6 P.M.

C A.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

April

11,

30.05

74.

30.00

777

29.97

78

12,

30.06

77

30.04

77

30.00

78

13,

30.07

76

30.00

74

30.03

73

">

14.

30.11

74

30.12

71

30.10

70

15,

30.14

72

30.00

74

30.05

74

16,

30.05

74

30.08

76

30.04

75

""

17,

30.03

76

30.14

75

30.10

75

""

DATE.

1963.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

GA.M.

9-A.M.

Noon.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

Noos.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER- MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

Min. Max.

6A.M. 3P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

Dirn. F.

Noox

G P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

Apr 11 28.18 28.22 28.19 28.13 28.10 68.30 72.1570.00 68.05 71.05 69.05 67.30 72.50 SWbS

My

12 28.15 28.19 28.18 28.11 28.1070.30 72.05 72.0070.00 71.05 70.00 68.50 73.50 S 15 28.14 28.19 28.17 28.16 28.15 69.3071.3071.50 69.15 71.00 69.50 68.00 72.30 SSE 14 28.20 28.26 28.23 28.20 28.1967.00 68.00 67.00 66.50 67.45 66.30 66.30 69.00 SEBE 15 28.2128.25 28.24 28.21 28.1965.30 69.5069.30 65.00 68.30 68.00 65.00 71.00 ESE 16 28.21 28.27 28.25 28,20 28.1969.00 74.50 71.30 67.1571.30 68.00 67.00 76.00 17 28.21 28.28 28.27 28.24 28.20.69.00 €9,30|70.00 08.09 68.50 68.50 68.00 72.15 ESE

Fog, wet dew; afternoon fine; fog at

intervals.

Fog, wet dew; afternoon fine.

3 Fog, drizzle; afternoon fine.

6 A.M., f?g, rain; noon, fog, wet dew.

2 Fog, wet dew; afternoon fine.

Very fine.

Slight fog, fine.

3 ISSE

2 SE

3 SEBE

5 ESE

4 SE

0 SEBS

3 Ebs

1 SbW

4 SE

4

4 ESE

6 SSE

5

3 ISSE

1 SSW

2

4 ESE

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH APRIL, 1863.

1854. Madoc, Upper Canada.............

30. Found

51.

1854. Tazewell, Claiborne Co., Tennessee, U.S..

32. "" 53.

1854.

Union Co., Georgia, U.S.

1854.

Orange River, S. Africa

""

34.

1854.

Sarepta, Kirghese Steppes, Siberia

""

55.

1856-60.

Nelson Co., Kentucky, U.S.

""

36.

""

??

Jewel Hill, Madison Co., N. Carolina, U.S.

?

57.

33

""

33.

"

"}

20.

""

60.

""

""

?

61.

""

?

N.

""

63.

Marshall Co., Kentucky, U.S...

Nebraska Territory, Missouri, U.S..

Robertson Co., Tennessee, U.S.

Lagrange, Oldham Co., Kentucky, U.S.

Leadhills, Scotland

Mez?v?sarkely, Transylvania

Kamtschatka

"}

""

S. Africa

""

""

113

grs.

3770

5176

3500 3706

No. 44.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

      Whereas it has been reported to this Government that among the Pirate Junks infesting this neighbourhood and the Formosa Channel certain lawless Persons, English and American, are employed, it is hereby notified that

A REWARD OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS

will be paid for such information as shall lead to the conviction, on trial before the Supreme Court of this Colony, of any such Person so associating with Pirates.

      Information will be received by the Senior Naval Officer, H. M. S. Princess Charlotte in harbour, or the Captain Superintendent of Police on shore, and every protection will be given to Informants.

By Order,

ROL

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 47.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that all Purchasers of Land for which Leases have not been issued are requested to attend at the Surveyor General's Office within 10 Days from the present date, to execute the Deeds now awaiting Signature.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

NOON.

6 P.M.

C A.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

April

11,

30.05

74.

30.00

777

29.97

78

12,

30.06

77

30.04

77

30.00

78

13,

30.07

76

30.00

74

30.03

73

">

14.

30.11

74

30.12

71

30.10

70

15,

30.14

72

30.00

74

30.05

74

16,

30.05

74

30.08

76

30.04

75

""

17,

30.03

76

30.14

75

30.10

75

""

DATE.

1963.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

GA.M.

9-A.M.

Noon.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

Noos.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER- MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

Min. Max.

6A.M. 3P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

Dirn. F.

Noox

G P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

Apr 11 28.18 28.22 28.19 28.13 28.10 68.30 72.1570.00 68.05 71.05 69.05 67.30 72.50 SWbS

My

12 28.15 28.19 28.18 28.11 28.1070.30 72.05 72.0070.00 71.05 70.00 68.50 73.50 S 15 28.14 28.19 28.17 28.16 28.15 69.3071.3071.50 69.15 71.00 69.50 68.00 72.30 SSE 14 28.20 28.26 28.23 28.20 28.1967.00 68.00 67.00 66.50 67.45 66.30 66.30 69.00 SEBE 15 28.2128.25 28.24 28.21 28.1965.30 69.5069.30 65.00 68.30 68.00 65.00 71.00 ESE 16 28.21 28.27 28.25 28,20 28.1969.00 74.50 71.30 67.1571.30 68.00 67.00 76.00 17 28.21 28.28 28.27 28.24 28.20.69.00 €9,30|70.00 08.09 68.50 68.50 68.00 72.15 ESE

Fog, wet dew; afternoon fine; fog at

intervals.

Fog, wet dew; afternoon fine.

3 Fog, drizzle; afternoon fine.

6 A.M., f?g, rain; noon, fog, wet dew.

2 Fog, wet dew; afternoon fine.

Very fine.

Slight fog, fine.

3 ISSE

2 SE

3 SEBE

5 ESE

4 SE

0 SEBS

3 Ebs

1 SbW

4 SE

4

4 ESE

6 SSE

5

3 ISSE

1 SSW

2

4 ESE

114

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18?? APRIL, 1863.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Campbell, Capt. 1

Allen, H. L.

1

5

Comp, J.

Algar

Clark,

1

Gue, G. Gensales, J. Graves

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 17th April, 1863.

Almeida, A. A. 3

Letters. Papers.

Kedruss, J. 1 Kurssens, H. J. 1

:

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Slosson, E. 1

Oneil, M.

1

Osborne, F.

'

Shedgate, J.

1

Oson, S. M.

Chaves, M, 2

Grune, J.

Lambert, J.

Saggart, J.

Brett & Co.

Conery, W.

Gomes. J.

Lloyd, E. 1

Scott, A. C.

1

l'ellet, A.

1

Brodie & Co.

Gold, C.

Syler, J. C.

1

Littleberry, C. 1

Pogson, G.

1

Butler, J. B.

1

Dunn

Green, A.

1

Luna

Stokes, C.

2

Baker, W.

1

Dounan, D.

Pinckernelle, A.1

Goodail, G.

1

Lewis, O.

1

Brand & Co.

1

Delafolie, E. F. 3

Lucas, Miss

Tayag, S.

1

1

Britto, A.

1

Dyce, J. R.

Rabone, W.

1

H. B.

1

Lala

Taylor, J.

1

1

Ronald, S.

1

Behrendt

1

Dias, F.

1

Hind, H. W.

Todd, J. H.

1

Roberts

1

Talbert

Benito, J. V.

1

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

I

Morton, E.

1

R. F. A.

1

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Escule, C.

Hide

1

Mayer W.

Thompson

2

1

Baptista, M. J. 1

Elvin, W.

Honis

2.

Marques, C. M. 1

Rodrigues

1

Thomas, Capt. 1

Roza, A. F.

1

Brynner, R.

1

Hay

2

12

MeRimnon, J. 1

Baase, H.

1

2

Ferreira, M A. 1

Harton, H.

1

McKayna, P.

Bain, W. S.

1

Fernandez, L. 1

Hodgson, W.

Roelofs, C. A. Rementer, G.

Van der Laan 2

Mason, P.

2

Blinkie, D.

1

Fullertem. A. 1

Horigan, D.

Moote, Capt.

Wood, J. D.

1

1

Funny, F.

1

Hirsah, A.

Mello, A.

2

Crawford, J. W. 2

Smith Simmons,

1

Wilkinson

1

1.

Freedle,

1

Muller, J. W.

Wakeman, H.

1

1

Schtuter

2

Clarke J

1

Fortozo, G.

2

Imbert, E.

Willcox, C. S.

1

1

Martin, T.

1

Salter, A.

2

Calcott, C.

1

Folgin, Capt.

1

Irvine, J.

Campbell, D.

1

Fraser, W. J.

1

Comby

1

Farren, J.

1

Carpenter, R.

2

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Gilpin, S.

Jepson, R. C. Joyce, W. Jones, T.

Wade, J. Williamson. W, 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 17th April, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

1

Samuel Ap-}

pleton Swiftsure

Lets. Papa.

Maitlard, T.

Williamson, A.B.1

1

Sattas, J.

Marr, J B.

Westgorth, J. 1

Sewell

Wallis, C.

1

Swan, W.

2

Nexon, A.

1

Nicholas, A. 1

Stephens, E. Shineful, C.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Acadia

1

City of Durham 1

Good Success 2

Kalamba

Letters. Papers.

1

Oneida

Alchymist

5

Chase

1

Glocester

2

1

Oasis

Adelaide

1

Calandabar

1

Glorioza

1

Luna

1

Atriveda

2

Cambalu

G. Ruxtow

Persia

1

Sobat Seba

1.

African

Gunevere

1

Marian

I

Preserverant

I

San Lorenzo

1

Alexander

Dunmar

1

Geologist

Merbena

1

Sooloo

2

Avon

Desolate

1

Martin Luther 12

1

Quiepire

1

Shakespear

Amalia

1

Dunmail

Howes

Mary Mildred

Queen of the

Somas

Alarm

12

Hope

Migrator

1

2

North

Aujuna

1

Ennomia

Herbert

Marianne

Queen of the Agel

Tamana

Eduardo

1

Maria Elizabeth 1.

1

Bombay

Beatrice

Barkelota

Bertha

2811f

9

4

Europeen

1

J. Littlefield

Radnagore

1

Victorie

Eastern Chief 1

John Paul

1

Neville

1

Rusthen

3

Emilin

Jonian

New York

Ruthoen

1

Weimouth

2

Julian

1

Nubia

1

Rodrigo

1

Whinfell

1.

Colovan

1

Friendship 1

Jareno

1

Nestorian

1

Western Con-

Castle

1

Freuella

1

Juventa

I

Nemesis

1

Star of the

tinent.

3

Calypso

1

Forerunner 1

North

Wyoming

Cornelia

Mathilde

Genoa

Kaloomeer Kessington

1

2

Oriental Orga

11

Shanghae

1

Saldanha

22

16

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's

Ships of War, 17th April, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Barossa

40 1 Leopard

2

Melville

Letters. Papers.

8

Letters. Papers,

P. Charlotte

5

2 Rapid

Letters. Papers.

IN THE VICE ADMIRALTY COURT OF HONGKONG.

OTICE.- -An intermediate sitting of the above Court will be held on Monday, the Twentieth day of April, 1863, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. By order of the Worshipful the Judge,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

In the matter of the Iusolvency of Quock

ASHING, of Victoria, Merchant. 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 As- signee of Insolvent Estates.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar. Court House, Hongkong, 18th April, 1863.

N

In re FOONG ATAI, Caulker, 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-fifth day of April, A.D. 1863; or, if none, that the next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, failing which Letters of Administration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court, or such other person as the Court may think fit.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

HONGKONG.

"NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA.

In the matter of the Asiatic` Marine Insurance Office being a Joint Stock Company duly registered under an Act for the regulation of Registered Joint Stock Companies, Adjudged to have committed an act of forfeiture pursuant to the pro- visions of the Act No. 43 of One thousand eight hundred and fifty passed by the Honor- able the President of the Coun- cil of India in Council on the twenty-seventh day of Decem-'| ber, One thousand eight hun- dred and fifty entitled an “Act for the regulation of the Re- gistered Joint Stock Compa- nies."

UPON

VICTORIA by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of >Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, and SO forth.

PON reading a Petition of John Cochrane, Esquire, the official Assignec and the Assignee

of the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office and his Affidavit in verification thereof, office copies of Eight several Orders made respectively in this mat- ter on the Sixth day of October, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, the Tenth day of May, and the Sixth day of December, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, the Seventh day of November, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, the Thirteenth day of November, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, the Seventh day of January, One thousand eight hundred and sixty, and the Thirteenth day of April, One thousand eight hundred and sixty- one, all filed this day, and upon the application of Messieurs Hatch and Stewart, Attornies for the said Assignee, it is ordered that the said Assignee be at liberty to raise by contribution of the Shareholders of the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office, for the satisfaction of the debts and other claims against the said Company the further sum of Company's Rupees One Thousand, in respect of each share held by them respectively in the said Company.

Witness Sir BARNES PEACOCK, Knight, Chief Justice, at Fort William in Bengal, the Ninth day of December, in the Year of Our Lord, One thou sand eight hundred and sixty-two.

HATCH & STEWART,

Attornies.

R. BELCHAMBERS, Chief Clerk,

I do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the Order made in this matter on the Ninth day of December, One thousand eight hundred and sixty-two. Dated this 3rd day of March, One thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

R. BELCHAMBERS, Chief Clerk.

N 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 of this Court, bearing date the seventh day of February instant, the Shareholders of the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office, are required to pay the further Sum of Company's Rupees One Thousand, assessed in respect of each share held by them respectively on or before the following dates, that is to say, the Shareholders resident is Calcutta, or the Suburbs thereof, on or before the first day of May next, the Shareholders resident in Hongkong and Bombay, on or before the first day of July next, and the Shareholders resident in Great Britain and all other places not mentioned in the said Order on or before the first day of September next, and that in default the Officis! Assignee will be at liberty to apply that the de- faulting Shareholders be adjudged to have rom. mitted an Act of Insolvency according to the provisions of the Indian Insolvent Act.--Dated the 21st February, 1863.

HATCH & STEWART, Attornies for the Official Assignee.

114

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18?? APRIL, 1863.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Campbell, Capt. 1

Allen, H. L.

1

5

Comp, J.

Algar

Clark,

1

Gue, G. Gensales, J. Graves

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 17th April, 1863.

Almeida, A. A. 3

Letters. Papers.

Kedruss, J. 1 Kurssens, H. J. 1

:

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Slosson, E. 1

Oneil, M.

1

Osborne, F.

'

Shedgate, J.

1

Oson, S. M.

Chaves, M, 2

Grune, J.

Lambert, J.

Saggart, J.

Brett & Co.

Conery, W.

Gomes. J.

Lloyd, E. 1

Scott, A. C.

1

l'ellet, A.

1

Brodie & Co.

Gold, C.

Syler, J. C.

1

Littleberry, C. 1

Pogson, G.

1

Butler, J. B.

1

Dunn

Green, A.

1

Luna

Stokes, C.

2

Baker, W.

1

Dounan, D.

Pinckernelle, A.1

Goodail, G.

1

Lewis, O.

1

Brand & Co.

1

Delafolie, E. F. 3

Lucas, Miss

Tayag, S.

1

1

Britto, A.

1

Dyce, J. R.

Rabone, W.

1

H. B.

1

Lala

Taylor, J.

1

1

Ronald, S.

1

Behrendt

1

Dias, F.

1

Hind, H. W.

Todd, J. H.

1

Roberts

1

Talbert

Benito, J. V.

1

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

I

Morton, E.

1

R. F. A.

1

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Escule, C.

Hide

1

Mayer W.

Thompson

2

1

Baptista, M. J. 1

Elvin, W.

Honis

2.

Marques, C. M. 1

Rodrigues

1

Thomas, Capt. 1

Roza, A. F.

1

Brynner, R.

1

Hay

2

12

MeRimnon, J. 1

Baase, H.

1

2

Ferreira, M A. 1

Harton, H.

1

McKayna, P.

Bain, W. S.

1

Fernandez, L. 1

Hodgson, W.

Roelofs, C. A. Rementer, G.

Van der Laan 2

Mason, P.

2

Blinkie, D.

1

Fullertem. A. 1

Horigan, D.

Moote, Capt.

Wood, J. D.

1

1

Funny, F.

1

Hirsah, A.

Mello, A.

2

Crawford, J. W. 2

Smith Simmons,

1

Wilkinson

1

1.

Freedle,

1

Muller, J. W.

Wakeman, H.

1

1

Schtuter

2

Clarke J

1

Fortozo, G.

2

Imbert, E.

Willcox, C. S.

1

1

Martin, T.

1

Salter, A.

2

Calcott, C.

1

Folgin, Capt.

1

Irvine, J.

Campbell, D.

1

Fraser, W. J.

1

Comby

1

Farren, J.

1

Carpenter, R.

2

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Gilpin, S.

Jepson, R. C. Joyce, W. Jones, T.

Wade, J. Williamson. W, 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 17th April, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

1

Samuel Ap-}

pleton Swiftsure

Lets. Papa.

Maitlard, T.

Williamson, A.B.1

1

Sattas, J.

Marr, J B.

Westgorth, J. 1

Sewell

Wallis, C.

1

Swan, W.

2

Nexon, A.

1

Nicholas, A. 1

Stephens, E. Shineful, C.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Acadia

1

City of Durham 1

Good Success 2

Kalamba

Letters. Papers.

1

Oneida

Alchymist

5

Chase

1

Glocester

2

1

Oasis

Adelaide

1

Calandabar

1

Glorioza

1

Luna

1

Atriveda

2

Cambalu

G. Ruxtow

Persia

1

Sobat Seba

1.

African

Gunevere

1

Marian

I

Preserverant

I

San Lorenzo

1

Alexander

Dunmar

1

Geologist

Merbena

1

Sooloo

2

Avon

Desolate

1

Martin Luther 12

1

Quiepire

1

Shakespear

Amalia

1

Dunmail

Howes

Mary Mildred

Queen of the

Somas

Alarm

12

Hope

Migrator

1

2

North

Aujuna

1

Ennomia

Herbert

Marianne

Queen of the Agel

Tamana

Eduardo

1

Maria Elizabeth 1.

1

Bombay

Beatrice

Barkelota

Bertha

2811f

9

4

Europeen

1

J. Littlefield

Radnagore

1

Victorie

Eastern Chief 1

John Paul

1

Neville

1

Rusthen

3

Emilin

Jonian

New York

Ruthoen

1

Weimouth

2

Julian

1

Nubia

1

Rodrigo

1

Whinfell

1.

Colovan

1

Friendship 1

Jareno

1

Nestorian

1

Western Con-

Castle

1

Freuella

1

Juventa

I

Nemesis

1

Star of the

tinent.

3

Calypso

1

Forerunner 1

North

Wyoming

Cornelia

Mathilde

Genoa

Kaloomeer Kessington

1

2

Oriental Orga

11

Shanghae

1

Saldanha

22

16

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's

Ships of War, 17th April, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Barossa

40 1 Leopard

2

Melville

Letters. Papers.

8

Letters. Papers,

P. Charlotte

5

2 Rapid

Letters. Papers.

IN THE VICE ADMIRALTY COURT OF HONGKONG.

OTICE.- -An intermediate sitting of the above Court will be held on Monday, the Twentieth day of April, 1863, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. By order of the Worshipful the Judge,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

In the matter of the Iusolvency of Quock

ASHING, of Victoria, Merchant. 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 As- signee of Insolvent Estates.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar. Court House, Hongkong, 18th April, 1863.

N

In re FOONG ATAI, Caulker, 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-fifth day of April, A.D. 1863; or, if none, that the next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, failing which Letters of Administration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court, or such other person as the Court may think fit.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

HONGKONG.

"NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, A.M.

By Order of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court.

IN THE COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS AT CALCUTTA.

In the matter of the Asiatic` Marine Insurance Office being a Joint Stock Company duly registered under an Act for the regulation of Registered Joint Stock Companies, Adjudged to have committed an act of forfeiture pursuant to the pro- visions of the Act No. 43 of One thousand eight hundred and fifty passed by the Honor- able the President of the Coun- cil of India in Council on the twenty-seventh day of Decem-'| ber, One thousand eight hun- dred and fifty entitled an “Act for the regulation of the Re- gistered Joint Stock Compa- nies."

UPON

VICTORIA by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of >Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, and SO forth.

PON reading a Petition of John Cochrane, Esquire, the official Assignec and the Assignee

of the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office and his Affidavit in verification thereof, office copies of Eight several Orders made respectively in this mat- ter on the Sixth day of October, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, the Tenth day of May, and the Sixth day of December, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, the Seventh day of November, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, the Thirteenth day of November, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, the Seventh day of January, One thousand eight hundred and sixty, and the Thirteenth day of April, One thousand eight hundred and sixty- one, all filed this day, and upon the application of Messieurs Hatch and Stewart, Attornies for the said Assignee, it is ordered that the said Assignee be at liberty to raise by contribution of the Shareholders of the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office, for the satisfaction of the debts and other claims against the said Company the further sum of Company's Rupees One Thousand, in respect of each share held by them respectively in the said Company.

Witness Sir BARNES PEACOCK, Knight, Chief Justice, at Fort William in Bengal, the Ninth day of December, in the Year of Our Lord, One thou sand eight hundred and sixty-two.

HATCH & STEWART,

Attornies.

R. BELCHAMBERS, Chief Clerk,

I do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the Order made in this matter on the Ninth day of December, One thousand eight hundred and sixty-two. Dated this 3rd day of March, One thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

R. BELCHAMBERS, Chief Clerk.

N 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 of this Court, bearing date the seventh day of February instant, the Shareholders of the said Asiatic Marine Insurance Office, are required to pay the further Sum of Company's Rupees One Thousand, assessed in respect of each share held by them respectively on or before the following dates, that is to say, the Shareholders resident is Calcutta, or the Suburbs thereof, on or before the first day of May next, the Shareholders resident in Hongkong and Bombay, on or before the first day of July next, and the Shareholders resident in Great Britain and all other places not mentioned in the said Order on or before the first day of September next, and that in default the Officis! Assignee will be at liberty to apply that the de- faulting Shareholders be adjudged to have rom. mitted an Act of Insolvency according to the provisions of the Indian Insolvent Act.--Dated the 21st February, 1863.

HATCH & STEWART, Attornies for the Official Assignee.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH APRIL, 1863.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPII SMYTHE

OR O'REILLY.

HE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu-

CANTON FIRE BRIGADE.

115

THE undersigned has in his possession a sum of

larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions TH

of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

    Treceive information respecting the above men- tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong-view kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. It is stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY

is entitled.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. Foreign Attachment. MUN-LUS, Plaintiff,

Between

and

WONG-YEEM-CH?w, Defendant.

WHEREAS action has been commenced

in this Court at the suit of the above named Mun-Lun, against the above named Wong- Yeem-Chow, to recover the sum of One thousand

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

?uperintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 16th April, 1863.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

*

STEAM FOR

Fire hundred and Four Dollars and Forty- | SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE,

ning Cents for the price and value of Goods sold and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant and for money found to be due to the Plaintiff on an account stated by the Defendant, and also for interest on the said sum from the Twentieth day

ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, MARSEILLES.

ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

of March, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-ON Sunday, the 26th instant, at Noon, the

three, and it being alleged that the said Wong- Yeem-Chow does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Twenty-seventh day of April instant, wherein Achoy and the Kong-Hook-Wo Hong are Garnishees.

       Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this action, the said Wong-Yeem-Chow or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island intituled "An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent from the Colony" the said Attach- ment may be dissolved.

Dated the Sixth day of April, A.D., 1863.

EDWARD II. POLLARD,

Plaintiff's Attorney.

STEAM FOR

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

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA,

NE of the PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL

COMPANY'S

ships with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Wednesday, the 29th April, 1863, at

2 P.M.

        CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 27th April, SPECIE until Noon on the 28th April, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 27th April.

      For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- BAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong-

kong.

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 nust be delivered by the Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- ! selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happe? from incorrectness on

?

Company's Steamship "IMPERA- TRICE,” Commandant MASSANET, H.I.M.N., with Her Britannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:

At Alexandria, with the Company's and the Austrian Lloyds Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece, Corfu, and Trieste :

At Messina, with the Company's Semi-weekly Mail Steamers for Malta and all the Italian Ports: At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Steamer for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid.

In consequence of recent instructions, Passen- gers going to London are informed that the Com- pany will convey, free of charge, from Marseilles to London, their Baggage to the extent allowed by the regulation.

Cargo and Specie will be registered for London as well as for Marseilles, and accepted in transit through Marseilles for the principal places of Europe.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels, at a pre- mium of 1 per cent upon Merchandize, and 3 per cent on Treasure, from Hongkong to Lyons,

about $5,300 accruing principally from the ainount recovered from the Chinese Government for the value of the Fire Engines, &c., which be- longed to the Foreign Community in Canton and were destroyed at the burning of the Factories in 1856.

The undersigned has no information which would enable him to make a proper distribution of this money amongst the original Subscribers, and he therefore begs to suggest its appropriation to this Fund now being raised for the crection of a City Hall and Theatre in Hongkong. In the absence of any objection to this course the amount will be so transferred on the 1st May next.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 2nd March, 1863.

WITH

NOTICE.

ITH reference to the advertisement headed "Canton Fire Brigade," notice is hereby given that an application for the fund in the hands of the undersigned has been made on behalf of the Subscribers to the Canton Church Society, in order to provide for the Completion of the Church and Parsonage now in course of erection at Sha- A Meeting of the Representatives of the Canton Foreign Community of 1856, will there- fore be called subsequently to the 1st May to con- sider this and any other objection that may be raised to the course suggested in the said adver- tisement and to decide on the apropriation of the

meen.

money.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 9th March, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

THE

HE undersigned, having been appoined Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, | Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein,

and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co.,

Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

Paris, London, and Holland, and proportionally M

for places this side of Sucz.

Cargo will be received on board until Noon of the 24th of April; Specie and Parcels until Noon of the 25th. As the Manifests of Merchan- dize have to be closed on the evening of the 25th,

NOTICE.

?ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

Firin in Foochow.

OXFORD & Co.

the Shippers are requested to present their Shipt WE have this day established a branch of our ping Orders before P.M. of said day; for past that time, no more Bills of Lading will be deli- vered to them, except after the departure of the Steamer.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be furnished by the Shippers to the Agent with the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not be responsible for any consequence or prejudice which may ensue from an incorrect declaration.

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

Hongkong, 6th April, 1863.

BERTOLINI,

Agent.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st April, 1863.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

PART

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates may have VISITING CARDS printed on them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, Oswald's TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

1.

DIE

SOIT.

QUL MA

DROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 17.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 25?H APRIL, 1863.

VOL. X.

No. 44.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Whereas it has been reported to this Government that among the Pirate Junks infesting this neighbourhood and the Formosa Channel certain lawless Persons, English and American, are employed, it is hereby notified that

A REWARD OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS

will be paid for such information as shall lead to the conviction, on trial before the Supreme Court of this Colony, of any such Person so associating with Pirates.

      Information will be received by the Senior Naval Officer, H. M. S. Princess Charlotte in harbour, or the Captain Superintendent of Police on shore, and every protection will be given to Informants.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

April

18,

30.10

75

""

19,

30.08

77

20,

30.14

""

21,

30.15

22,

30.10

23,

30.10

"

24,

30.05

RNNRRXX

30.08

77

30.07

77

30.14

75

30.14

3233

30.08

77

30.10

74

30.12

77

30.10

75

30.10

81

30.10

76

30.05

77

30.05

77

30.04

80

30.03

DEERER2

77

77

75

77

77

77

77

""

DATE.

1863.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

MinMax.

6A.M. SP.M.

WINDS.

6 A.M.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

Noor

REMARKS As to WEATHER.

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F. Dirn. F.

Dirn.

F.

April 18 28.20 28.24 28.23 28.18 28.15.69.00 74.00 72.00 68.00.71.00 69.00 68.00 75.00 SE

2 E

1 SSE

"

19 28.17 28.22 28.20 28.1928.1871.00 74.00 71.30 69.00 71.30 70.00 69.00 75,00

0

0 SSE

1

Do.

"}

20 28.22 28.27 28.25 28.23 28.2367.0069.00 69.30 66.50 68.00 68.00 66.30 72.00 ELS

3 EbS

4 EbS

2

"1

21 28.24 28.29 28.2828.24 28.2267.30 74.00 72.00 67.00 70.50 69.1566.3073.00 EbS

2 ES

1 ES

1

fine.

"}

22 28.21 28.26 28.25 28.21 28.1969.30 76.0073.00 68.00 71.00 70.0068.00|76.15 SE

23 28.20 28.21 28.23 28.1728.1570.00 72.3072.00 69.00:71.60|70.00

70.0 69.900 73.

73.30

SE

"

24 28.17 28.21 28.20 28.15 28.1271.00 75.00 72.3070.00 72.00 69.10 69,3077.00 SE

2 SbE

2 ESE

1 SE

2 EbS

2 Very fine.

6 A.M., fog, wet dew; from 9 A.M., fine,

though fog at intervals.

f 6 A.M., fog, wet dew;

Very fine.

from 9 A.M., very

3 ESE

1

Slight fog, fine.

2 SSE

Very fine, though fog at intervals,

118

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH APRIL, 1863.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, 4.M.

By Grder of the Court,

H. J. HOLMES,

Clerk of Court.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

THE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to receive information respecting the above men- tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. Foreign Attachment. (MUN-LUN, Plaintiff,

Between

W

and

WONG-YEEM-Cuow, Defendant. HEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Mun-Lun, against the above named Wong- Yeem-Chow, to recover the sum of One thousand Five hundred and Four Dollars and Forty- mine Cents for the price and value of Goods sold and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant and for money found to be due to the Plaintiff on an account stated by the Defendant, and also for interest on the said sum from the Twentieth day of March. One thousand ght hundred and Sixty- three, and it being alleged that the said Wong- Yeem-Chow does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Twenty-seventh day of April instant, wherein Achoy and the Kong-Hook-Wo Hong are Garnishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this action, the said Wong-Yeem-Chow or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island intituled "An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent from the Colony" the said Attach- ment may be dissolved.

Dated the Sixth day of April, A.D., 1863.

EDWARD H. POLLARD,

Plaintiff's Attorney.

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

NE of the PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL

ships with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Wednesday, the 29th April, 1863, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 27th April, SPECIE until Noon on the 28th

NOTICE.

LL Persons indebted to, or having claims

April, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 27th A the estate of N. BOULLE, deceased,

April.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAs- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

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 Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 16th April, 1863.

CANTON FIRE BRIGADE.

THE undersigned has in his possession a sum of

about $5,300 accruing principally from the amount recovered from the Chinese Government for the value of the Fire Engines, &c., which be- longed to the Foreign Community in Canton and were destroyed at the burning of the Factories in 1856.

The undersigned has no information which would enable him to make a proper distribution of this money amongst the original Subscribers, and he therefore begs to suggest its appropriation to this Fund now being raised for the erection of a City Hall and Theatre in Hongkong. In the absence of any objection to this course the amount will be so transferred on the 1st May next.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 2nd March, 1863.

NOTICE.

TH reference to the advertisement headed

W Centon Fire Brigade," notice is hereby

66

given that an application for the fund in the hands of the undersigned has been made on behalf of the Subscribers to the Canton Church Society, in order to provide for the Completion of the Church and Parsonage now in course of erection at Sha- meen. A Meeting of the Representatives of the Canton, Foreign Community of 1856, will there- fore be called subsequently to the 1st May to con- sider this and any other objection that may be raised to the course suggested in the said adver- tisement and to decide on the apropriation of the money.

C. W. MURRAY.

Hongkong, 9th March, 1863.

upon

are re-

quested to send particulars of the same to the un- dersigned on or before the 1st of June next.

J. P. DA COSTA, Administrator.

Hongkong, 21st April, 1863.

NOTICE.

R. PETER HAZEON was admitted a Partner

MR.Peur Fim, on the 1st January, 1863

ALFRED WILKINSON & Co. Shanghai, 18th April, 1863.

NOTICE.

T for Lloyds at Canton and Macao.

THE undersigned have been appointed Agents

Communications at Macao to be addressed to Mr. E. L. LAN?A, H. B. M. Consular Agent there.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 25th April, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

THE undersigned, having been appoined Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulinein, and Pangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

M

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

WE

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

have this day established a branch of our Firm in Foochow.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st April, 1863.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

PART

may have VISITING CARDS printed on them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to llongkong Government, OsWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

DIE

SOIT

ET

QUI MAL

MON

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 18.

No. 51.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 2ND MAY, 1863.

VOL. X.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Order of Her Most Gracious Majesty in Council is, under direction of His Grace the Secretary of State for the Colonies, published for general information.

The day on which the said Order shall come into force will be notified hereafter in due course.

By His Excellency's Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

AT THE COURT AT OSBORNE HOUSE, ISLE OF WIGHT, THE 9TH DAY OF JANUARY, 1863.

[L.S.]

PRESENT:

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty.

ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, DUKE OF SOMERSET.

LORD PRESIDENT. SIR GEORGE GREY, BART.

      Whereas by the Order of Her Majesty in Council, dated the 6th day of August, 1862, a Proclamation was approved for the regulation of the Currency of Her Majesty's Colony of Hongkong, and it was ordered that the same should take effect and come into force from the date of the publication thereof in Her Majesty's said Island of Hongkong and its dependencies.

And whereas the said proclamation has not yet been promulgated in the said Island and it is expedient that the same be revoked in order to the issue of another proclamation varying and extending its provisions

      And whereas there was this day read at the Board the draft of a Proclamation to be so issued instead of the first men- tioned proclamation and Her Majesty having taken the same into consideration was pleased by and with the advice of Her Privy Council to approve thereof, and to order, and it is hereby ordered by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Majesty's said Council, that the said recited Order shall be and the same is hereby rescinded:

And it is hereby further ordered that the Proclamation approved this day by Her Majesty (copy whereof is hereunto annexed) do take effect and come into force in Her Majesty's said Island and its dependencies in the manner thereby directed. And the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and the Most Noble the Duke of Newcastle, One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

EDMUND HARRISON.

PROCLAMATION.

Whereas by an Order in Council bearing date the 28th day of November, 1844, We were pleased, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, to approve of the draft of a Proclamation declaring certain Coins to be a legal tender of payment within Our Colony of Hongkong at certain rates thereir specified, which Proclamation was published on the 1st day of May, 1845, at Hongkong by the Governor and Commander-in-Chief, and came into force from that date, and whereas by an Order in Council bearing date the 16th day of October, 1852, We were pleased, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, to approve of the draft of a Proclamation declaring that the silver coins of Our United Kingdom shall not be a legal tender in payment of sums exceeding forty shillings within and throughout Our Colonies in Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, Mauritius and Hongkong, which Proclamation was published on the 27th day of April, 1853, at Hongkong by the Governor, and came into force on the 1st day of October, 1853; And whereas by an Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of October, 1856, We were pleased, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, to approve of the draft of a Proclamation declaring the rates at which certain gold coins called Australian Sovereigns and Half-sovereigns which are struck at the Branch of Our Royal Mint at Sydney, in New South Wales, are to pass current in Our Colonies of Ceylon, Mauritius, and Hongkong, which Proclamation was published on the 9th day of July, 1857, at Hongkong by the Governor, and came into force from the 11th day of July, 1857.

     Now We by the advice of Our Privy Council have thought fit to declare and ordain and by the advice aforesaid We do hereby declare and ordain that from and after a day to be fixed by the Governor or Officer administering the Government of Hongkong by Proclamation the said hereinbefore recited Proclamation published at Hongkong on the 1st day of May, 1845, and so much of the Proclamations published at Hongkong on the 27th day of April, 1853, and 9th day of July, 1857, res- pectively as have effect and are in force in the said Island of Hongkong shall be revoked and annulled.

...

120

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MAY, 1863.

  And We do hereby further declare and ordain that from and after the same date the Dollar of Mexico or other silver Dollar of equivalent value as may from time to time be authorized by the Governor or Officer administering the Government of Hongkong shall be the only legal tender of payment (except as hereinafter directed) within Our said Island of Hongkong and its dependencies:

  And we do hereby further ordain and declare that such silver coins as may be issued from Our Mint representing some multiple of the Cent or one hundredth part of the said Dollar shall be legal tender of payment for any sum not exceeding two Dollars and such copper or bronze coins as may be issued from Our Mint representing the cent or one hundredth part or the mil or cash representing one thousandth part of the said Dollar shall be legal tender of payment for any sum not exceeding one dollar:

  And we do hereby further ordain and declare that the silver and copper coins to be issued from Our Mint as aforesaid shall be prepared as follows:--

  The silver pieces of money shall be prepared of silver containing twenty per cent of alloy. Every such piece shall have for the obverse impression Our Effigy crowned, with the Inscription "Victoria Queen" and for the reverse impression an inscrip- tion indicating the value of the piece in cents of a dollar with the words “ Hongkong" and the date of the year, and the same inscription repeated in Chinese Characters.

  A copper piece representing one hundredth part of a Dollar shall have for the obverse impression Our Effigy crowned, with the Inscription "Victoria Queen" and for the reverse impression the Inscription "One Cent Hongkong" with the date of the year, and the same inscription repeated in Chinese Characters.

  Another copper piece representing one thousandth part of a Dollar shall be perforated in the centre, and have for the obverse impression the Inscription "V.R." surmounted by a Crown, with "Hongkong, One Mil" and the date of the year, and for the reverse impression the inscription Hongkong One Cash or One Mil represented in Chinese Characters.

No. 44.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  Whereas it has been reported to this Government that among the Pirate Junks infesting this neighbourhood and the Formosa Channel certain lawless Persons, English and American, are employed, it is hereby notified that

A REWARD OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS

will be paid for such information as shall lead to the conviction, on trial before the Supreme Court of this Colony, of any such Person so associating with Pirates.

  Information will be received by the Senior Naval Officer, H. M. S. Princess Charlotte in harbour, or the Captain Superintendent of Police on shore, and every protection will be given to Informants.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

April 25,

30.02

79

30.03

79

30.03

78

26.

30.12

77

30.12

76

30.13

777

27.

30.14

76

30.12

74

30.10

75

"

28,

30.12

75

30.14

78

30.14

76

""

29.

30.14

77

30.10

73

30.12

75

""

99

30,

30.10

74

30.07

74

30.03

75

May

1.

30.02

75

30.00

80

29.95

79

DATE.

1863.

*K*V 9

BAROMETER.

9 A.M.

ΚΟΟΝ

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

*NOON

WET BULR.

6 T.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER- [MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS As to Weather.

6 AM. 3P.M.

6 A.M.

Dira. ?

NOON

6 P.M.

F.

Min. Max.

Dirn. F. Dira. F.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

April 25 28.15

28.22 28.20

28.16 28.1571.30 74.00

               71.00 70.30 72.30 70.30 70.30,74.15 SEBS 26 28.20:28.23 28.21 28.19 28.1968.20|68 50 68.30 68.00 68.10 68.00 67.50,70.00 E

3 SE

4 EbS

4

Fine, fog at intervals; from 1 to 4 P.M. fog, rain,

thunder, &c.: evening fog, wet dew, &c.

!

6 Ebs

6 ES

4

Dense fog, wet dew, drizzle, &c.

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27 28.21 28.25 28.24 28.22 28.20 67.50 68.30 69.15 67.30 68.00 68.50 67.00 70.00 EBS 28 28.24 28.27 28.26 28.24 28.23 68.30 71.1569.30 68.00 70.00 68.15 66.50 73.00 EbS

5 EbS

4 Ebs

4

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2 EbN

4 E

5

Dense fog; afternoon fine, fog at intervals, &c.

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4 ES

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5 EAS

4

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May

30 28.18 28.21 28.18 28.14 28.12 66.35 68.30 68.30 66.15 68.00 68.00 65.30 69.00,EbS

1 28.13 28.18 28.17 28.15 28.12 69.30 73.00 73.00.69.00 72.00 72.30,67.00 74.00 SELE

6 ESE

4 SbE

5 ESE

4 SbE

4

Dense fog, wet dew, &c.

§ 6 A.M. fog, wet dew; afternoon fine, and evening

fog, wet dew, &c.

1

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Boswell, Mr. N. W., Salem Mass, U.S.A.,.

Baker, Mr. James, 16 Sutton Street, Commercial Road, London, Bergman, Herr C., Stockholm, Sweden,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MAY, 1863.

121

No. 3.-LIST of DEAD LETTERS which have been returned from the General Post Office in London and other pluces for the various reasons assigned upon them, addressed as under mentioned, the writers of which can obtain them on application. Adlington, Mrs., care of Mr. John Marsh, No. 12 Manchester Terrace,

Manchester Road,.

1

Allen, Mrs. Elizabeth, No. 5 Bayhorse. Lane, Gildort Street, London,... 1 Anderson, Frank, care of Mustave, Storekeeper, Sandrige, Victoria,

Australia,

Beaevais, Captain, R.N., ship Agincourt, London,

Brown, Mr. D., 7 Church Lane, Dundee, Scotland,

1

Johnston, Miss M., care of Mrs. Henry Smith, No. 28, Charles Street,

Greenock, Scotland,

Jackson, Mas. E. M., Mayors Office, Town Hall, Sydney,.....

Kelly, Miss Elizabeth, 15 Astrol Street, North End, England, Kor, S. L., Madras Railway,

1

1

1

1

Keys, Mrs. Frederick, No. 33, King Street, Snows Fields, Borough, Lon-

don,

1

1

Lord, Mrs. Alfred Cottage, Alfred Street, London,

McGregor, Captain James, Barque Ophir, London,

1

Moore, Mr. Ellen, South Boston, Mass,

Brijant, Mrs. Ette., 96 Sackett Street, South Brooklyn, New York,

U.S.A.,

Mairhead, Mrs. S., No. 96, Moth Street, New York,

1

Marshall, Charles, Manchester,

Bradley, Mr. P. M., No. 17 Van Brant Street, Brooklyn, New York,... 1 Bradley, Joseph, barque Oliver Cromwell of Shields, London,..

Minat, Miss Weldt, Boston, U.S.A.,

1

1

Baker, Mr. A. C., Assistant Engineers' Departinent, Navy Yard, Phi-

ladelphia,

McClean, Miss Emily, care of A. B. McClean, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.,

North Am?rica,..

1

I

Bridsell, Miss Louisa, 41 North port Street, New North Road, London, 1 Collins, Mrs., No. 6 John Street, White Horse, Stepney, London, 1 Chase, E., Boston, U.S.A.,.

1

Major, H. B., Captain of Ship Norway, care of Messrs. Young Schultz,

New York,...

Mellet, Miss Eliza, No. 1, Castor Street, West India Road, London, 1 Marshall & Co., London,

?

1

Clarke, Mr. Joseph, Wellington Buildings South, Castle Street, Liver-

pool,

Costello, Mrs. Ann, care of Mr. Dolas, Wine Spirit Stores, Liverpool,... 1 Cunuah, Mrs. Catherine, St. Bridges, Cheshire, Charetto, Monsieur, Mont, 34 Rue St. Mare, Paris,

1

1

Pile, Mrs. David, Boot and Shoemaker, Melbourne, Australia,. Putts, Mathilda, care of Mrs. Meanly, No. 17, Mason St., off Wapping

Dock, Liverpool,

1

1

Pettingel, John, Philadelphia,...

1

1

Cheever, Captain W. J., barque Magie, New York,

1

Randall, Mrs. Thomas, care of Mr. E. Wallis, at Messrs. Wolf & Co.,

Shipping Agent, Southampton, England,

Dorsman, Mr., No. 12 Jackson Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Dugas, Monsieur, Lyons,..

1

Rudy & Co., Liverpool,

1

Doyan, J. M., Troy, N.Y., care of Messrs. Fogg Brothers, New York,

U.S.A.,

Randell, Miss Emma, 20 Street, James Road, Victoria Park, London,... 1 Staunton, Mrs. Camps, Buildings Yarmouth, Norfolk,

1

Smith, Mr. Hansel, 3 Hill Street, Pecksham, London,

Downie, Mr. William, Carpenter and Timber Merchant, Geelong, West

Australia,

1

Siu.psen, Mrs. G., care of Mr. H. McMustry, Belfast, P.O., Ireland, 1 Semenza, Henry, Marseilles,

...

1

Davezac, Monsieur, Sans Directeur des Postes, ? Marseilles,... Day, Miss Lizy, No. 1 Hooper Square, White Chapel, London,

1

Sauten, J. H., van Krompen,.

1

Dickmann, Miss, No. 42, Bute Docks, Cardiff, Glemorganshire, Wales, 1 Dunn, Mrs. L., London, (N.),

Smidt, H. de, str. Arratoon Apcar, care of Messrs. Stephen Joachim,

Bombay,

1

Smith, Mrs., 132 York Road, Lambeth, Surry,

Elliot, Esq., A. C., Baltimore, Md., U.S.A., Firth, Miss South, Swiss Cottage, Worthing,

1

Thompson, Miss F., 58 Blackett Street, New Castle upon Tyne, Nor-

1

thumburland, England,

Friedeburg, Mrs. E., 62 Upper, St. Pauls Road, Camden Town, London,. 2

Times, Editor, London,

Fry, Jos & Sons, Lower Castle Street, Liverpool, England, Fowten, Miss Angelina, No. 23, Redyke, Antwerp, Belgium, Goodrige, Miss Bessie, 18 Manchester Street, above Bar, Southampton,

England,

1

Underhill, Miss, 13 Cambridge Square, London,.

1

Vedova, Catherina, Corvetto Fontanavossa, Genova,

1

Watts, Mr. Robert, and Mr. Dumis, 4 Woodland Place, Charlton, Wool-

wich,

1

Gazard, Miss Maria, 11 Mankett Place, Lancaster, England, Helguero, Tenor D. Pedro, Paris,

1

Wild, Miss A. E., at Mr. Thompson, Greeland Street, London,

1

Hadwin, Miss Joanna, care of Mrs. Henry Mackel, Wild Street off, Lon-

don Road, Liverpool,

Walling, Mrs. Garrett, care of Mr. J. Gillmor, No. 50, Laight Street,

New York,..

1

1

General Post Office, Hongkong, 1st May, 1863.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 1st May, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papors.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Almeida, A. A. 3

Calcott, C.

I

Farren, J.

1

Allen, H. L.

1

5

Campbell, D.

1

Imbert, E. Irvine, J.

1

Muller, J. W. Martin, T.

1

1

Algar

1

Comby

1

Gilpin, S.

1

Marr, J. B.

Swan, W. Stephens, E. Shineful, C. 1

2

1

Aegerter, J.

Carpenter, R. 2

Gue, G.

1

Jones, T.

2

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Shedgate, J.

1

Gonsales, J.

1

Nexon, A.

1

Butler, J. B.

I

Comp, J.

Saggart, J.

1

Graves

2

Baker, W.

1

Clark,

1

Grune, J.

1

Kurssens, H. J. 1 King, M.

Nicholas, A.

Scott, A. C.

1

1

Syler, J. C.

1

Brand & Co.

1

Chaves, M,

2

Gomes, J.

Oneil, M.

1

Stokes, C.

1

Britto, A.

1

Conery, W.

1

Gold, C.

1

Lambert, J.

Osborne, F.

Behrendt

Swanstrom, L. 1

1

Cranston, J. W.

Green, A.

1

Lloyd, E.

Oson, S. M.

1

Benito, J. V.

1

Child, J.

1

Goodail, G.

1

Littleberry, C.

Taylor, J.

1

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Granderie, E.

Luca

2

Pellet, A.

Todd, J. H.

Baptista, M. J. 1

Dunn

Girette, C.

4

Lewis, O.

1

Pinckernelle, A.

Talbert

1

Brymner, R.

1

Dounan, D.

3

Lucas, Miss

1

Baase, H.

Petrie, T.

1

Thompson

2

5

3

4 Dyce, J. R.

H. B.

Lala

1

Bain, W. S.

1

Hind. H. W.

1

Lecog, A.

1

Rabone, W.

Thomas, Capt. 1

Bastone, E.

Escude, C.

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

Laun, E.

1

Ronald, S.

1

Becker, J.

Hide

1

Rodrigues

Van der Laan 1

1

Battiece, J.

Ferreira, A.

2

Honis

Mayer W.

1

Roza, A. F.

1

Bennett, L.

1

Fullertem, A.

Hay

Marques, C. M. 1

Roelofs, C. A.

1

Willcox, C. S. 1

Bonde, C.

1

Funny, F.

1

Harton, H.

1

McRimnon, J. 1

Rementer, G.

2

Williamson, A.B.1

Brown, T.

1

Freedle,

Hodgson, W.

1

McKayna, P.

Rubbert, F.

1

Wallis, C.

Bobst, J. R.

Fortozo, G.

2

Hirsah, A.

1.

Mason, P.

2

Rosselet, J.

Wade, J.

Folgin, Capt.

1

Hussmann, C. 1

Clarke J.

Fraser, W. J.

1

Harrison, E.

Smith Simmons,

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 1st May, 1863.

Lets. Paps.

Monte, Capt. 1 Mello, A.

3 1

1

Williamson, W. 1 Whyte, J. Whitehead, W. 1

1

ON

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Alchymist 5

Castle

1

Freuella

1

Julie

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Nubia

1

R. B. Forbes 1

Adelaide

1

Calypso

1

Atriveda

Cornelia

7

African

1

Mathilde (

Alexander

4

City of Durham 1

Amalia

Alarm

Aujuna

Auld Reckie

1

Chase

17

Cahandabar

1

Cambalu

Amoy

Anne Bowen

Bombay

Desolate Dunmail Danietta

1

1

Forerunner Ferozepore

Genoa

Good Success

Glocester Glorioza

G. Ruxton

Gunevere Geologist

Nestorian

1

1

Star of the

Kaloomeer Kessington

Nemesis

North

Shanghae

1

125121H

Kalamba

2

Oriental

1

Saldanha

16

Kelso

1

Orga

Swiftsure

1

1

Oneida

1

Sobat Seba

1

Luna

Lion

Sooloo

2

Persia

1

Shakespear

1

Preserverant

Marian

1

Somas

8

Merbena

1

1

Barkelota

Bertha

Hope Hamlet

Martin Luther 12

I'

Quiepire

1

Tamana

2

Mary Mildred 1

Queen of the

1

Ennomia

North

} 4

Victorie

1

1

1

Eduardo

John Paul

1

Migrator

6

Bahama

Marianne

1

Queen of the Age10

1

Belle of the West1

Europeen

Jonian

1

Weimouth

Maria Elizabeth 1

Eastern Chief 1

Julian

Radnagore

1

Whinfell

1

Jareno

Neville

Celoyan

Friendship

1

Juventa

New York

10

Rusthen

3

Winged Racer 1

1

Ruthoen

West Derby

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's

Ships of War, 1st May, 1863

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Melville

P. Charlotte 7

Papers. Rapid

:

..

122

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MAY, 1863.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice the Court will sit every

Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock A.M.

By Order of the Court,

II. J. HOLMES,

Clerk of Court.

CONSTANTINE JOSEPH SMYTHE

OR

O'REILLY.

IE Acting Colonial Secretary will be glad to

Treceive information respecting the above men-

tioned person, who is said to have been in Hong- kong in 1854, and had been previously trading at Amoy. Itis stated that there is a "Surplus proper- ty" to which the said C. J. SMYTHE or O'REILLY is entitled.

In re PANG-AH-SHENG, Contractor, deceased.

Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND, Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 30th April, 1863.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE,

MESSINA, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA,

MARSEILLES. ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

"ALPHEE,"

N OTICE is hereby given to the next of kin, ON Saturday, the 23rd May, at o'clock P.M.;

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 Nineth day of May, A.D. 1863; or, if none, that the next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, failing which Letters of Administration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court, or such other person as the Court may think fit.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

STEAM FOR

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

THE PENINSULA COMPANY'S Steam-ship

COLUMBIAN, Captain BEAZLEY, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Wednes- day, the 13th May, 1863, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 11th May, SPECIE until Noon on the 12th May, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 11th May.

  For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY's Office, Hong- kong.

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 inust be delivered by the Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the

the Company's Steam - ship Commandant BOILEVE, H.I.M.N., with Her Bri- tannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:

At Alexandria, with the Company's and the Austrian Lloyds Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece, Corfu, and Trieste :

Messing, with the Company's Semi-weekly

Mail Steamers for Malta and all the Italian Ports: At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Steamer for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid.

Passengers going to London are informed that the Company will convey, free of charge, from Marseilles to London, their Baggage to the extent allowed by the regulation.

Cargo and Specie will be registered for London as well as for Marseilles, and accepted in transit through Marseilles for the principal places of Europe.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels, at a pre- mium of 14 per cent upon Merchandize, and 3 per cent on Treasure, from Hongkong to Lyons, Paris, London, and Holland, and proportionally for places this side of Suez.

Cargo will be received on board until 2 o'clock of the 21st of May; Specie and Parcels until 2 o'clock of the 22nd. As the Manifests of Mer- chandize have to be closed on the evening of the 22nd, the Shippers are requested to present their Shipping Orders before 4 P.M. of said day; for past that time, no more Bills of Lading will be delivered to them, except after the departure of the Steamer.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be furnished by the Shippers to the Agent with the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not be responsible for any consequence or prejudice which may ensue from an incorrect declaration.

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

Hongkong, 30th April, 1863.

BERTOLINI,

Agent.

NOTICE.

LL Persons indebted to, or having claims upon

ALL Persons of V. BoYLLE, deceased, are pe

quested to send particulars of the same to the un- dersigned on or before the 1st of June next.

J. P. DA COSTA, Administrator.

Hongkong, 21st April, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. PETER HAZEON was admitted a Partner in our Firm, on the 1st January, 1863

ALFRED WILKINSON & Co.

Shanghai, 18th April, 1863.

NOTICE.

THE undersigned have been appointed Agents

for Lloyds at Canton and Macao. Communications at Macao to be addressed to Mr. E. L. LAN?A, H. B. M. Consular Agent there.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 25th April, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

HE undersigned, having been appoined Agents for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Raugoon.

CARAPIET & Co.,

Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

M

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- initted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

NOTICE.

[

OXFORD & Co.

E have this day established a branch of our

Firm in Foochow.

WE

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st April, 1863.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

Pay have VISITING CARDS printed on

them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA.

Ilongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OsWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

DIE

SOIT

VET

QUI MAL

MON

DROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 19.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH MAY, 1863.

VOL. X.

No. 52.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Gentlemen have been nominated by His Excellency the Acting Governor Cathedral Trustees on behalf of Government for the year 1863-64 under the provisions of Ordinances No. 2 of 1847 and No. 3 of 1850:-

Messrs. CLEVERLY,

KINGSMILL,

ALEXANDER, SMALE.

And Mr. J. C. POWER is appointed, on the same behalf, Auditor of Cathedral Accounts for the said year.

It has also been notified to this Government, that Messrs. J. J. MACKENZIE and C. W. MURRAY were re-elected Trustees for the year 1863-64 by the Scatholders of the Cathedral, in accordance with the terms of the Ordinances above referred to.

And that Mr. T. G. LINSTEAD was nominated, on the same behalf, Auditor of Cathedral Accounts for the said year.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th May, 1863.

No. 44.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    Whereas it has been reported to this Government that among the Pirate Junks infesting this neighbourhood and the Formosa Channel certain lawless Persons, English and American, are employed, it is hereby notified that

A REWARD OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS

will be paid for such information as shall lead to the conviction, on trial before the Supreme Court of this Colony, of any such Person so associating with Pirates.

    Information will be received by the Senior Naval Officer, H. M. S. Princess Charlotte in harbour, or the Captain Superintendent of Police on shore, and every protection will be given to Informants.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

*

124

DATE.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MAY, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

·Barometer.

Thermometer.

May

2,

30.00

79

30.02

80

30.03

80

3,

30.04

79

30.05

79

30.04

79

?

30.04

79

30.04

81

30.09

78

""

30.13

76

30.12

75

30.12.

75

>>

30.10

75

30.06

77

30.02

76

"

29.99

777

29.97

78

29.99

77

""

30.00

78

30.04

75

30.00

75

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

THER-

MOMETER.

HYDROMETER.

WINDS.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self Re- gistering Min. Max.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

GA.M.

REMARKS AS TO WEATher.

Noox

6 P.M.

?

GA.M. 3P.M..

Dirn. F.

Dirn. Dirn. F.

F.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

G P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

1863.

May

2 28.15 28.20 28.18 28.14 28.13 72.00 74.1073.00 71.30 73.50 72.00.70.00 74.50 S 3 28.14 28.19 28.18.28.17 28.1671.0073 0072.00 70.80 72.00 71.3070.00 73.50 SE

4 S

3 ISSE

2

Fog, wet dew; from noon fine.

5 ESE

4 ESE

4

Fog, wet dew; noon fine; evening fog, wet dew.

4 28.18 28.23 28.22′28.18 28.1871.30 75.00 74.80 70.30 73.00 73.00'70.00'76.15 ESE

co

0

1

Fine though heavy rain; thunder and lightning

during past night.

*1

1

5 28.22 28.25 28.26 28.23 28.2169.00 69.00 68.50 68.50 68.00 67.10 68.50 71.00 E

5 EbN

5 ENE

3

Dense fog, drizzle; afternoon fine.

"

!

27

6 28.18 28.20 28.1828.13 28.13 66.30 71.00 68.30 65.50 67.00 67.00 65.30.71.10 EbS

39.1571 728.10 28.12 28.11 28.10 28.0969.30 72.1571.00 69.15,71.80 70.30 67.00 73.00 ESE

4 EbN

4 N

5 E

5

Foz, wet dew; afternoon fine; heavy squalls

during past night.

3 NNE

4

Dense fog, drizzle.

8 28.12 28.15 28.1428.13 28.1169.00 71.00,70.00 68.35 70.80 69.30 68.35.72.00 ESE

4 EbN

4 EbS

3

Fog, wet dew.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Almeida, A. A. 3 Algar

Carpenter, R. 2

1

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Gonsales, J. Graves

1

2

Aegerter, J.

1

Comp, J.

1

Grune, J.

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 8th May,

Letters. Papers.

1

Stokes, C.

1863.

Lets. Paps

1

Swanstrom, L. 1 Souza

Letters. Papers.

Jones, T.

2

Butler, J. B.

Clark,

1

Gomes, J.

1

Kurssens, H. J. 1 King, M.

Oneil, M. Osborne, F. Oson, S. M.

1

4

1

Shields, Capt. 1

Baker, W.

Chaves, M,

Gold, C.

1

Pellet, A.

1

Suche

1

1

Brand & Co.

1

Conery, W.

Green, A.

1

Lambert, J.

Pinckernelle, A.1

Britto, A.

Cranston, J. W. 1

Goodail, G.

1

Lloyd, E.

Spalding, G.

1

1

Petrie, T.

Child, J.

Granderie, E.

Lu?a

2

Behrendt

1

Pickering, C.W. 1

Taylor, J.

1

Benito, J. V.

1

Corcelles, G.

1

Girette, C.

Lewis, O.

1

Boyle, Mrs.

Crockett, J.

1

co

3

Lucas, Miss

1

Rabone, W.

Todd, J. H. Talbert

1.

1

H. B.

1

Lala

Baptista, M. J. 1

1

Ronald, S.

Thompson

2

Dunn

1

Hind. H. W.

1

Brymner, R.

Lecog, A.

1

1

Rodrigues

1

Baase, H.

Dounan, D.

3

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

Laun, E.

4

Hide

Bain, W. S.

Escude, C.

1

Roza, A. F. Roelofs, C. A.

Thomas, Capt. 1 Teirney, P.

Honis

Becker, J.

1

Eldridge, H.

1

Batticce, J.

Hay

1

Bennett, L.

Ferreira, A.

2

Harton, H.

1

Marques, C. M. 1 McRimnon, J. 1 McKayna, P.

Rementer, G.

Van der Laan 1

Rubbert, F.

Roza Maria

Willcox, C. S. 1

Bonde, C.

Fullertem, A.

Hodgson, W.

Mason, P.

2

Williamson, A.B.1

Brown, T.

Funny, F.

Hirsah, A.

1

Monte, Capt.

Smith

1

Freedle,

Hussmann, C. 1

Mello, A.

Bobst, J. R.

Fortozo, G.

Harrison, E.

1

Martin, T.

Blaikie, D.

1

1

Simmons, Swan, W.

Berenhart, A.

Folgin, Capt.

Hooker, T. S.

1

Marr, J. B.

Fraser, W. J.

1

Holliday, T.

1

Meares, C. M. 1

Stephens, E. Shineful, C.

1121

3

Wallis, C.

1

Wade, J.

Williamson, W. 1

Whitehead, W. 1

Williams, D.

7 10

Clarke J.

1

Farren, J.

Hoddou,

1

Monroe, G.

Shedgate, J.

Whittow

1

1

Calcott, C.

1

Saggart, J.

1

Campbell, D. Comby

Gilpin, S. Gue, G.

1

Imbert. E. Irvine, J.

Whitting, H. C.

Nexon, A. Nicholas, A.

1

Scott, A. C.

1

1

Syler, J. C.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels; 8th May, 1863.

Lets. Paps.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papua.

Letters. Papers.

Alchymist

Bancia

1

1

Adelaide Atriveda

1

Eduardo Europeen

Jonian

Nubia

1

Reindeer

7

Jareno

1

Castle

1

African

Cornelia

7

Eastern Chief 1 Emerald

Juventa Julie

1 1

Nestorian Nile

1

1 Resolute

1

1

Shanghae

1

Alexander

Amalia

Mathilde f

J. Masterman 7

Oriental

Saldanha

16

22

$2.

City of Durham 1

Aujuna

Chase

1

Friendship Freuella

Orga

Swiftsure

1

Kaloomeer

1

Oneida

1

Auld Reekie

Calandabar

1

Forerunner

1

Kessington

1

Amor

2

Cambalu

1

Ferozepore

3

Kelso

27

N

4

1

Persia

1

Anne Bowen

1

Cromwell

5

Preserverant 1

Anna Maria

1

Carrington

1

Glocester

A trenda

1

Catherine Glen 2

Glorioza

Alart

Carnatic

1

G. Ruxton Geologist

Bombay

Desolate

Ganges

61211

Luna

Peerless

Lion

1

Quiepire

1

Marian

1

Martin Luther 12

1

Barkelota

Dunmail

Mary Mildred

Bertha

Bahiama

1

Danietta

Hope Hamlet

Queen of the

North Queen of the Age12

4

Sobat Seba

Sooloo Somas

St. George

Sovgn. of India 2

Tamana

Victorie

1128=&

1

3

1

Migrator

Weimouth

4

Marianne

Radnagore

1

Ennomia

John Paul

Maria Elizabeth 1

1

R. B. Forbes 1

Winged Racer 3 West Derby

236

22

2

2

Belle of the West 1

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's

Ships of War, 8th May, 1863.

Melville

Letters, Papers.

3

Letters. Papere.

P. Charlotte 2

Rapid

Letters. Papers.

1

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9?? MAY, 1863.

STEAM FOR

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

AND SOUTHAMPTON; also,

KAMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HAE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam - ship LUMBIAN, Captain BEAZLEY, with Her

7.

'Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, ave this for the above places on Wednes- the 13th May, 1863, at 2 P.M.

60 will be received on board until 5 P.M. 11th May, SPECIE until Noon on the 12th Ws, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 11th

        1? particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAs- ... apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL V?KAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- Westents and Value of Packages are required.

            A written declaration of the Contents and vse of the Packages for the Overland Route

7

quired by the Egyptian Government, and be delivered by the Shippers to the Com- ev's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with ls; and the Company do not hold them- responsible for any Detention or. Preja- which may happen from incorrectness on declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the pany's Black Bills of Lading are particu- requested to note the Terms and Conditions these Bills of Lading, with reference to the terushipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a to the adequateness of their Insurance Frics in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental

am Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 30th April, 1863.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, 1862.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, MARSEILLES. ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

+6

O Saturday, the 23rd May, at 2 o'clock P.M.;

the Company's Steam - ship ALPHEE Commandant BOILEVE, H.I.M.N., with Her Bri- tannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:

At Alexandria, with the Company's and the Austrian Lloyds Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece, Cor u, and Trieste :

At

Semi-weekly

NOTICE.

125

LL Persons indebted to, or having claims upon

Athe estate of N. BOULLE, deceased, are re-

quested to send particulars of the same to the un- dersigned on or before the 1st of June next.

J. P. DA COSTA, Administrator:

Hongkong, 21st April, 1863.

NOTICE.

PETER HAZEON was admitted a Partner our Firm, on the 1st January, 1863

ALFRED WILKINSON & Co. Shanghai, 18th April, 1863.

NOTICE.

Ai Messina, with the Company's Sani-Torkly THE undersigned have been appoin

At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Steamer for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid.

Passengers going to London are informed that the Company will couvey, free of charge, from Marseilles to London, their Baggage to the extent allowed by the regulation.

Cargo and Specie will be registered for London as well as for Marseilles, and accepted in transit Through Marseilles for the princip places of Europe.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels, at a pre- mium of 1 per cent upon Merchandize, and per ceut on Treasure, from Hongkong to Lyons, Paris, Loudon, and Holland, and proportionally for places this side of Suez.

Cargo will be received on board until 2 o'clock of the 21st of May; Specie and Parcels until 2 o'clock of the 22nd. As the Manifests of Mer- chandize have to be closed on the evening of the 22nd, the Shippers are requested to present their Shipping Orders before 4 P.M. of said day; for past that time, no more Bills of Lading will be delivered to them, except after the departure of the Steamer.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is

THE undersigned, having betonglois, agents required by the Egyptian Government Agent with

for the above Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Szapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein,

d Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents. Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

be furnished by the Shippers to the Agent the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not be responsible for any consequence or prejudice which may ensue from au incorrect declaration.

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

BERTOLINI,

Agent.

Hongkong, 30th April, 1863.

Agents

Communications at Macao to be addressed to Mr. E. L. LAN?A, H. B. M. Consular Agent there.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 25th April, 1863.

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and add mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

WE

NOTICE.

OXFORD & Co.

E have this day established a branch of our

Firm in Foochow.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st April, 1863.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING. )ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

CARDS printed on

them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OsWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

DIEN

SOIT

MON

DROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 20.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 16TH MAY, 1863.

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VOL. X.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 4 of 1863.

THURSDAY, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1863.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR and all the Members, except the CHIEF JUSTICE who was absent on account of indisposition, and the SURVEYOR GENERAL on duty at Stone Cutters' Island.

The Council met to day by special Summons.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 6th Instant, were read and approved.

The Acting Governor communicated to the Council the following Despatches received from His Grace

the Secretary of State :-

No. 177 of 17th December, 1862, stating that the Government of Hongkong is at liberty to fix the amount of the Registration Fee to be charged on letters sent from the Colony to

Australia.

No. 175 of 15th December, 1862, respecting amendment of Clause 8 of the Harbour Ordinance,

No. 1 of 1862, at a fitting opportunity.

No. 153 of 8th November, 1862, recommending adoption of measures for the immediate

construction of a Convict Prison on Stone Cutters' Island.

The Jury List for the year coinmencing on the 1st March, 1863, was revised and agreed to,-67 of the

names therein being designated as Special Jurors.

The Council adjourned sine die.

Read and approved this 13th Day of May, 1863.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

W. T. MERCER,

Acting Governor.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Bills, read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held this day, are published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 13th May, 1863.

Clerk of Councils.

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Title.

Preamble.

   Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 repealed.

Governor authorized

present Gaol for "The

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. of 1863.

By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of 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 repeal Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 and to provide Gaols and Debtors' Wards, and for the due control of Prisoners therein.

[ May, 1863.]

Whereas the present Gaol is insufficient for the Prisoners now incarcerated therein and it is advisable to repeal the Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 and to provide further Prison ,accommodation and for due management and control of Prisoners: Be it therefore enacted by His Excellency the Acting Governor of Hongkong with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof as follows:-

I. The Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 intituled "An Ordinance for the Regulation of the Gaol of Hongkong" is hereby repealed.

II. So much and such Parts of the present Gaol in Victoria as His Excellency the to set apart Parts of Governor shall from time to time by order in writing direct for the purpose shall be set Victoria Gaol" and apart and be used for a Gaol and shall be called the "Victoria Gaol," and so much and such other Parts for Deb-parts of the said present Gaol as His Excellency the Governor shall from time to time by order in writing direct for the purpose shall be set apart and used for a Debtors' Ward or Prison and shall be called the Debtors Ward in the Victoria Gaol.

tors' Ward.

Governor authorized

of StoneCutters' Island

III. It shall be lawful for His Excellency the Governor by order in writing under to set apart all or part his hand to appropriate and set apart the whole or so much and such parts of Stone for a Gaol and Hulk Cutters' Island in the Harbour of Victoria as His Excellency shall from time to time to be treated as part direct for a Gaol, which shall be called the "New Gaol" and until the said “New Gaol” shall be finished and for such further time as His Excellency the Governor shall think fit a certain Hulk now in course of being fitted for the purpose of receiving Prisoners to be employed on the said Island shall be treated as forming part of the said lastmentioned Gaol.

of such Gaol.

Governor authorized

sites for Gaol and Debtors' Ward.

IV. It shall be lawful for His Excellency the Governor by order in writing under to set apart any other his hand from time to time hereafter to appropriate and set apart any other site or sites within the said Colony as and for a Gaol or Gaols and a Debtors' Ward or Debtors' Wards which sites respectively shall be called by such names respectively as shall in any such order be specified.

of the said Gaol and Debtors' Wards.

Governor authorized V. It shall be lawful for His Excellency the Governor from time to time by order to determine the use in writing to determine the use of the said Gaol and Debtors' Ward and of such other Gaols and Debtors' Wards as shall have been formed as aforesaid or of or any or either of them for the purposes of a Gaol and Debtors' Ward respectively and to dedicate the same sites respectively for any other purposes.

Penalty on Persons

VI. From and after the passing of this Ordinance no Person shall land upon the other than those duly said Island called Stone Cutters' Island except a Justice of Peace, an Officer of Police approaching or such Persons as shall be duly authorized by an order signed by the Colonial Secretary, from the Stone Cutters' Island. and no Vessel shall approach to within the distance of

authorized for landing

on or

How Superinten-

each Gaol

said Island except Police Boats, Commissariat Boats, Boats belonging to Her Majes- ty's Ships of War, and Boats in the service of this Government, and any Person who, Vessel contrary to this Ordinance, shall land on the said Island or shall being in wilfully approach within the said distance from the said Island shall incur a penalty of not exceeding

Dollars

any

VII. Each Gaol shall be under the care and control of an Officer to be styled the dents and Staff for Superintendent of such Gaol, who shall be assisted by a Staff to be appointed from time pointed to be ap- to time by His Excellency the Governor, and such portion of any Gaol as shall be set apart for the confinement of Debtors shall be further subject to the supervision and authority of the Sheriff of the Colony.

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          THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863. VIII. All Persons within the said Gaol and Debtors' Ward or Wards respectively Rules, &c., to be already constituted or hereafter to be constituted shall be subject to such general and" Rules and Regulations and to such penalties and punishments respectively as hereinafter authorized or as shall be laid down and imposed by Rules and Regu- tions to be passed and authorized in manner hereinafter provided.

altered as after pro-

       IX. The Rules now in use for the Regulation of the Gaol of Victoria shall continue Gaol Rules now in in force for the Government of all Gaols and Debtors' Wards in this Colony until the use to continue until

ine shall be modified as hereinafter provided, and a copy of the said Rules shall be vided for.

          displayed within the said Gaols and Debtors' Wards respectively in some continually conspicuous place where they may be with facility seen and read by the Inmates of the aid Gaols and Debtors' Wards, and a Copy shall also be appended to the Justices' Visit- ing Book in

every Gaol.

provided.

       X. Such Regulations shall be from time to time revised or added to as may be Alteration of Rules Sound necessary, and for this purpose it shall be competent for His Excellency The Governor in Executive Council to make such revisions or additions, or for any number of Justices of the Peace, not less than three, of whom the First Police Magistrate shall be one to meet, and frame such revisions or additions as may be considered expedient; provided that such amended Regulations shall not have effect until they shall have been approved by His Excellency The Governor, and it shall the duty of The Police Magistrate to forward such amended Rugulations to the Colonial Secretary. Provided Limitation of Pe- also that no greater penalties shall be imposed for any breach of any Prison Rule than nalties in Rules, &c. to the extent hereby provided.

tendent alone to pu-

      XI. It shall be lawful for the Superintendent of any Gaol to punish by Imprison- Power of Superia- ment in a Solitary Cell for not exceeding Three Days on Bread and Water or Rice and nish refractory Pri- Water, or, if the Prisoner be under conviction of Felony, to punish by moderate corporal soners.

may find punishment not exceeding Twelve Strokes of a Rattan, any Prisoner whom he after due investigation to have been guilty of any of the following offences or of any breach of Prison Regulation or Discipline:

Assault and Battery.

Profane Cursing or Swearing or using indecent, violent or insulting Language. Indecent, irreverent, or disorderly behaviour.

Idleness or Negligence in Work or wilful Damage to or mismanagement of it. Wilful damage to any Cell, Ward or Room, or to any Gaol Furniture or Property whatsoever.

XII. No corporal punishment shall be inflicted until after the expiration of Twelve Hours after the Prisoner shall have been sentenced thereto under the preceding Section, and no Corporal Punishment shall be inflicted on any Prisoner confined for debt or on first class misdemeanants, or on any Officer of the Gaol.

If punishment be flogging Twelve hours

to

expire before its in- fliction and exceptions

to such punishment.

tendent and Justice of

intendent insuffi-

      XIII. If a Prisoner be guilty of any of the above Offences or of a breach of Gaol Powers of Superin- Regulations or Discipline for the due punishment of which the Superintendent of any the Peace to punish Gaol may deem the powers vested in him insufficient, it shall be lawful for such Super- when those of Super- intendent in conjunction with any Justice of the Peace for the said Colony after in-cient. quiry to punish such Prisoner by close or Solitary Confinement on Bread and Water or Rice and Water for not exceeding Fourteen Days, or, if the Prisoner be under con- viction for Felony or have within Three Months next previous been guilty of a similar Offence, by personal correction not exceeding Thirty-six Strokes.

in

any

Prisoner to escape.

XIV. Any Person who shall convey or cause to be conveyed into any Prison or Penalty for assisting

       manner to or within the reach of any Prisoner, whether within the Gaol walls or without, any Disguise Instrument or Arms to facilitate the escape of any Prisoner shall, on conviction before two Police Magistrates or one Police Magistrate and two other Justices of the Peace, be subject to Imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding Six Months: Provided that nothing herein contained shall be deemed or taken to prevent such Person from being proceeded against by Indictment or Information if deemed proper.

Penalty for sup-

plying

    XV. If any Person shall introduce into any Prison or wilfully convey in any man- Articles to er to or within the reach of any Prisoner, whether within or without the Gaol Walls, Prisoners. any intoxicating Drink, Tobacco, Opium, Letter or other articles whatsoever without the consent of the Superintendent, he shall pay a penalty not exceeding Twenty-five Dollars, and such articles shall be confiscated.

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dent to certain seu-

imposed labour.

THE HONGKONG GOVEERNMNT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

What labour inci- XVI. When any Magistrate or Court shall sentence a Prisoner to hard labour, tences and what Pri- the same shall mean hard labour (in chains if necessary) within or without the Prison soners to be free from Walls in such mode as the Superintendent of such Gaol shall with the sanction of His Excellency the Governor appoint, and if a Prisoner be sentenced to hard labour within the Prison, the same shall mean similar labour imposed in a similar manner within or with- out the Prison Walls, and if a Prisoner be sentenced to Imprisonment, the same shall mean Imprisonment with labour of such light description within the Prison Walls as may be appointed by the Superintendent under the sanction of His Excellency the Governor, but Prisoners charged with Crime or Offence confined for want of Sureties or to take their trial shall not be under any obligation to labour beyond such labour as may be reasonably proper for the purpose of preparing their own food and keeping their Persons and Dress in a proper state, and keeping their Cells clean. If any Prisoners for Debt or on Civil process or under committal for trial shall request to be employed in labour, the Su- perintendent of the Gaol may with their consent respectively employ them in such Work as may seem to him suitable.

Indemnity clause to Officers of Gaol and Debtors' Wards.

Mode of recovering penalties.

Preamble.

3 of 1851, Section 1

XVII. No Action or Proceeding at Law shall or may be brought or sustained against any Sheriff, Superintendent or other Officer of any Gaol or Debtors' Ward for any act heretofore done or hereafter to be done by them respectively in accordance with the Rules and Regulations in force or hereafter to be in force as to any Gaol or Debtors' Ward, nor for the escape of any Debtor from Custody except in case of gross negligence by the Person sued.

XVIII. All penalties imposed hereby or by any Rules and Regulations to be in force under this Ordinance shall be sued for and recovered under Ordinance No. 10 of 1844.

.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORIA REGINE.

No. of 1863.

By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

An Ordinance for the better assessing and collecting the Police and Lighting Rates within the Colony of Hongkong.

[

May, 1863.

Whereas the collection of Police and Lighting Rates assessed upon the Occupiers of Tenements in this Colony is difficult and frequently impracticable, and it is expedient to make better provision for the rating of such Tenements, and for the collection of such Rates: Be it therefore enacted by His Excellency the Acting Governor by and with the advice of the Legislative Council as follows:

Ordinance No. 2 of I. Ordinance No. 2 of 1845, Ordinance No. 3 of 1851, Section 1 of Ordinance 1845, Ordinance No. No. 11 of 1856 and Ordinance No. 8 of 1857 shall be and the same hereby are re- of Ordinance No. 11 spectively repealed, except as to any Operation already effected by, or Act done under No.8 of 1857 repealed, any or either of such Ordinances, or as to any right, title, obligation or liability acquired

of 1856, and Ordinance

except &c.

continue to discharge

or accrued thereunder.

Persons acting un- II. All Persons heretofore appointed or acting under the said Ordinances shall, der said Ordinances.to and they are hereby authorized and required, notwithstanding the passing of this Ordi- duties till otherwise nance, to continue to discharge and execute their several duties and offices for the purpose of carrying this Ordinance into execution, without any further or other appoint- ment thereto until the Governor shall otherwise direct.

directed.

Governor may ap-

this Ordinance into

them such remunera-

III. Upon the death, resignation or removal of such Persons it shall be lawful for point Persons to carry the Governor from time to time to nominate and appoint other fit and proper Persons execution, and allow for the purpose of carrying this Ordinance into execution, and to allow them for the tion as he may deem performance of their duties, on that behalf, such remuneration as the Governor with the advice of the Executive Council shall direct, and some one or more of the Persons so appointed as aforesaid shall at such times and in such manner as hereinafter provided make or cause to be made a Valuation of the Tenements in this Colony or such part thereof as the Governor with the advice of the Council aforesaid may at any time direct and appoint.

reasonable.

of

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

IV. Such Valuation shall be made at any time between the

and the

day of

131

day Valuation to be made

both inclusive in each year, unless the of

between the day

and

in each

Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, shall deem it expedient to permit day of

year, unless Governor any existing Valuation to stand, in which case due notice shall, between the days afore- notify that then exist said, be given in the Government Gazette that such lastmentioned Valuation is to stand ing Valuation is to and to be adopted as and for the Valuation of the year then next succeeding, in which case such Valuation shall be considered to all intents and purposes as a new Valuation.

stand.

any Tenement in Exe-

       V. It shall be lawful for any Person continued or appointed under this Ordinance Valuators may enter from time to time to enter into and upon any Tenement for the purpose of making any cution of this Ordi- Valuation authorized by this Ordinance: Provided always that in every case in which nance. it shall be necessary, for any such Person to enter any Tenement and when the Owner or Occupier thereof shall oppose or refuse to allow such entry, such Person shall give One Day's Notice to the Owner or Occupier of such Tenement requiring to be per- mitted to enter the same and at any reasonable time after the expiration of such Notice it shall be lawful to make such entry, such Person doing as little damage as may be in the execution of the powers hereby granted.

Tenements to be

valued separately upon

VI. In every Valuation to be made under the provisions of this Ordinance the Person so appointed to make such Valuation as aforesaid shall cause every Tenement an estimate of the net to be separately valued and such Valuation shall be made upon an estimate of the net Annual Value. Annual Value thereof, that is to say, the rent for which, (One Year with another) the same might in its actual state be reasonably expected to let from Year to Year, but deducting therefrom the probable average annual costs of the Repairs, Insurance and other Expenses (if any) necessary to maintain it in a state to command such Rent.

Valuator to dis- tinguish all Religious

for Charitable Pur-

sessment.

VII. In making out the Lists or Tables of Valuation hereinafter mentioned the Valuator shall distinguish all Religious Edifices, Hospitals, Cemeteries and Tenements Edifices, Houses of a or portions of the same of a public nature or used for Charitable purposes or for the public nature or used purposes of Science, Literature or Fine Arts as specified in an Act of the Imperial poses, &c., which shall Parliament made and passed in the Session thereof holden in the Sixth and Seventh be exempted from As- Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Thirty-six, and the value of the same shall be deducted from the gross amount of the Valuation of the Tenements com- prised in such Lists or Tables, and all such Edifices, Hospitals and Cemeteries and all such Tenements or portions of the same so distinguished and deducted shall for the purposes of this Ordinance be deemed exempt from all Assessment whatever so long as they shall continue to be exclusively of a Religious or public nature, or used exclusi- vely for the purposes aforesaid.

At the time of the

VIII. At the time of the making of such Valuation or, as soon thereafter as con- making of Valuation, veniently may be, the Persons so appointed to make such Valuation shall leave or cause &c., notice thereof in to be left with the Occupier of the Tenement so valued or with some Person resident writing to be given to therein a Notice in writing of such Valuation having been made and of the amount amount thereof. thereof.

Occupier and of the

when completed to be

at the foot of which is to be subscribed

IX. When and as soon as the Valuation of the Tenements so directed to be made Lists of Valuation as aforesaid shall be completed the Person so appointed to make such Valuation shall laid before Governor prepare and make out a List or Table of the several Tenements so valued and of their respective Valuations and shall lay the same before the Governor and shall at the foot declaration that the of such List or Table make and subscribe in the presence of the Governor or Colonial same contains an ac- Secretary a Declaration to the effect that the same contains a true account of all Valu- and is in other res- ations made by such Person and that the said List or Table is to the best of his know-pects correct. ledge and belief correct in all other particulars.

count of all Valuations

spect such List or Ta-

X. The Governor shall cause to be deposited with some Person such List or Table. List or Copy to be deposited with liberty or an examined Copy thereof, and notice of the place where the saine may be inspected to Owner or Occupier shall be published in the Government Gazette and any Person in whose custody such of a Tenement to in- List or Table or Copy thereof may be shall at any reasonable time within Days from the publication of such Notice permit every Owner or Occupier of a Tenement included therein to inspect the same and take any extracts therefrom without payment of any fee or reward on that behalf.

ble.

List or Table to the

XI. If any Person shall think himself aggrieved by such List or Table on the Parties allowed to ground that such List or Table includes any Tenement for which he is not rateable appeal against such under this Ordinance, or that it places his rateable Tenement beyond its full and fair Court of Summary annual value, or that any Person is omitted out of such List or Table, or that the Te- Jurisdiction."

ment of any Person is inserted therein below its full and fair annual value, the Person

59, tot 100 de ani roto i met d

(

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Council to assess.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

so aggrieved may within

            Days after the publication of such List or Table appeal to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction, provided that the Person so in- tending to appeal shall give to the Valuators a notice in writing of such appeal and of the cause and matter thereof

clear Days at the least before the holding of the Court at which such appeal is to be heard, and in case such Person shall appeal on the ground that any Person is omitted out of the said List or Table, or that the Tenement of any Person is inserted therein below its full and fair annual value, the Appellant shall not only give such Notice of appeal to the Valuators but shall also give a like Notice of appeal to the Person so interested in the event of such appeal as aforesaid and the Person so interested shall, if he shall desire it, be heard upon the appeal, and the Judge upon due proof of the Notice having been given shall hear and determine the matter of the appeal in a summary manner and shall make such order therein with or without costs to either Party as the said Judge shall think proper, and in case the said Judge shall think the Appellant entitled to relief he shall order the said List or Table to be amended in such manner as may be necessary for giving him relief, and in case he shall have appealed on the ground that the tenement of any Person is valued below its full and fair annual value the Judge may order the amount at which such Person is rated in the Valuation to be altered in such manner as he shall deem just, and the proper Officer of the Court shall in each of the cases aforesaid forthwith amend the said List or Table accordingly, but the said List or Table shall not be invalidated or altered with respect to any other Persons named therein and the determination of the said Court shall be final and conclusive.

Governor with ad- XII. After the time so fixed for appeal shall have expired, it shall be lawful for vice of Executive the Governor by and with the advice of the Executive Council to assess all Owners or Owners or Occupiers Occupiers of Tenements as hereinafter provided according to the said List or Table or for Police and Light- amended List or Table in the sums necessary to be levied for the purposes of this Or- dinance, and the rate of assessment so fixed shall be published in the Government Gazette: Provided always that such assessment shall be imposed as from the

ing rates.

 Rates and Assess- ments how to be im-

payable.

of

day of

Day in any one Year to the

in the Year then next succeeding and shall not in any Year exceed a rate equal to the Expenses of the Police Establishment for such Year so far as relates to the Police Assessment, or a rate equal to One-and-a-half per cent upon the gross amount of the Valuation of the Tenements included in the Police Assessment for the current Year so far as relates to the Lighting Assessment, and such Assessments shall for the purposes of this Ordinance be respectively called "The Police Assessment" and "The Lighting Assessment."

XIII. The said Rates or Assessments may be imposed and levied Yearly, Half- posed and when to be yearly, or Quarterly or at such other times as the Governor with the advice of the Executive Council may think fit, and shall be payable at the Office of the Colonial Treasurer at such times as the Governor with the advice of the said Council may appoint, and at the meeting imposing the same the Governor with the advice aforesaid shall appoint the Days on which such Rates or Assessinents shall be payable.

Occupiers to

Assessments.

pay

XIV. The Assessments hereinbefore authorized to be imposed shall be levied upon Police and Lighting the Occupiers of Tenements, but deduction shall be allowed for any period during which any Tenement shall not be let or occupied for Three Months or upwards in any Year, and Owners who shall let for rent or hire Tenements for less than a Year shall them- selves as well as the Occupiers be responsible for the said Assessment applicable to any period less than a Year, and the same may be recovered from such Owner or from such Occupier as may be deemed expedient: Provided always that nothing herein contained shall prevent the said Assessment from being charged and chargeable on the Tenements in respect of which such Assessment shall have been made.

Agreements between

not to be affected.

XV. Provided also that nothing herein contained shall be taken to affect any Landlord and Tenant Contract made or to be made between any Owner and Occupier of any Tenement in respect of which it is or may be agreed that the Occupier shall pay and discharge all Rates, Dues, and Sums of money payable in respect of such Tenement or to affect any Contract whatsoever between Landlord and Tenant.

overy of Rates.

XVI. If any Person assessed under this Ordinance or by this Ordnance rendered liable to the payment of any Assessment shall refuse or neglect to pay the Assessment hereinbefore authorized to be levied or any part thereof within One Week after such Assessment is declared payable by Public Notice given in that behalf in the Government Gazette, I shall be for the Colonial Treasurer or for some Person appointed by him for that purpose to make plication to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction upon

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

A Affidavit setting forth that the said Person has failed to pay such Assessment or me part thereof notwithstanding a printed Notice of the time and place at which the e has become payable has been delivered to, or left for him at the Tenement in respect of which such Assessment is made, and the said Court shall thereupon grant a summary Warrant for the recovery of the said Assessment or the part thereof remain- ing unpaid with the legal interest thereon from the time when the same shall have en declared payable together with the costs in each case incident by law to the re- covery thereof.

133

of this Ordinance.

XVII. No misnomer or inaccurate Description of any Person, Place or Tenement Misnomers, &c., not in any Document required for the purposes of this Ordinance, nor any mistake or in- to affect the Execution formality committed in any proceeding had hereunder shall invalidate or prejudice such Document or Proceeding or in anywise affect the execution of this Ordinance, provided only that such Person, Place or Tenement be designated in such Document or Proceeding to common intent and understanding, and that such mistake or informality be not of such a nature as to prevent the requirements of this Ordinance from being substantially and in effect complied with.

Tenement.

Owner.

       XVIII. The Word "Tenement" in this Ordinance shall be construed to include Interpretation clause. any House, Cottage, Shed, Apartment, Ground or Building, or House together with Land annexed thereto and ordinarily occupied therewith as Garden or Pleasure-ground, all Outbuildings, Stables, Warehouses, Yards and Offices belonging or contiguous to any House and occupied therewith by one and the same Person or his Servants as one entire concern or undivided tenancy or holding, or not so belonging contiguous or occupied; the Word "Owner" shall be construed to mean any Person receiving or claiming the Rent of any such Tenement for his own use, or receiving or claiming the same for the use of any Corporation aggregate or of any Public Company or of any Landlord or Lessor who shall be a minor, under coverture or insane, or for the use of any Person who shall not be usually resident within this Colony; and the Word "Person" shall be construed to include any Corporation or Public Company as well as any Individual unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such

construction.

      XIX. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as "The Police and Lighting Rate Assessment Ordinance, 1863."

Person.

Short Title.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that Saturday the 23rd and Monday the 25th Instant will be kept as holidays

in all the Government Offices; the former in celebration of the Marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and the latter in honor of Her Majesty's Birthday.

No. 53.

By Order,

A

!,136", "?

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th May, 1863.

Νο. 54.

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, Hongkong, 13th May, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

A Affidavit setting forth that the said Person has failed to pay such Assessment or me part thereof notwithstanding a printed Notice of the time and place at which the e has become payable has been delivered to, or left for him at the Tenement in respect of which such Assessment is made, and the said Court shall thereupon grant a summary Warrant for the recovery of the said Assessment or the part thereof remain- ing unpaid with the legal interest thereon from the time when the same shall have en declared payable together with the costs in each case incident by law to the re- covery thereof.

133

of this Ordinance.

XVII. No misnomer or inaccurate Description of any Person, Place or Tenement Misnomers, &c., not in any Document required for the purposes of this Ordinance, nor any mistake or in- to affect the Execution formality committed in any proceeding had hereunder shall invalidate or prejudice such Document or Proceeding or in anywise affect the execution of this Ordinance, provided only that such Person, Place or Tenement be designated in such Document or Proceeding to common intent and understanding, and that such mistake or informality be not of such a nature as to prevent the requirements of this Ordinance from being substantially and in effect complied with.

Tenement.

Owner.

       XVIII. The Word "Tenement" in this Ordinance shall be construed to include Interpretation clause. any House, Cottage, Shed, Apartment, Ground or Building, or House together with Land annexed thereto and ordinarily occupied therewith as Garden or Pleasure-ground, all Outbuildings, Stables, Warehouses, Yards and Offices belonging or contiguous to any House and occupied therewith by one and the same Person or his Servants as one entire concern or undivided tenancy or holding, or not so belonging contiguous or occupied; the Word "Owner" shall be construed to mean any Person receiving or claiming the Rent of any such Tenement for his own use, or receiving or claiming the same for the use of any Corporation aggregate or of any Public Company or of any Landlord or Lessor who shall be a minor, under coverture or insane, or for the use of any Person who shall not be usually resident within this Colony; and the Word "Person" shall be construed to include any Corporation or Public Company as well as any Individual unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such

construction.

      XIX. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as "The Police and Lighting Rate Assessment Ordinance, 1863."

Person.

Short Title.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that Saturday the 23rd and Monday the 25th Instant will be kept as holidays

in all the Government Offices; the former in celebration of the Marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and the latter in honor of Her Majesty's Birthday.

No. 53.

By Order,

A

!,136", "?

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th May, 1863.

Νο. 54.

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, Hongkong, 13th May, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

A Affidavit setting forth that the said Person has failed to pay such Assessment or me part thereof notwithstanding a printed Notice of the time and place at which the e has become payable has been delivered to, or left for him at the Tenement in respect of which such Assessment is made, and the said Court shall thereupon grant a summary Warrant for the recovery of the said Assessment or the part thereof remain- ing unpaid with the legal interest thereon from the time when the same shall have en declared payable together with the costs in each case incident by law to the re- covery thereof.

133

of this Ordinance.

XVII. No misnomer or inaccurate Description of any Person, Place or Tenement Misnomers, &c., not in any Document required for the purposes of this Ordinance, nor any mistake or in- to affect the Execution formality committed in any proceeding had hereunder shall invalidate or prejudice such Document or Proceeding or in anywise affect the execution of this Ordinance, provided only that such Person, Place or Tenement be designated in such Document or Proceeding to common intent and understanding, and that such mistake or informality be not of such a nature as to prevent the requirements of this Ordinance from being substantially and in effect complied with.

Tenement.

Owner.

       XVIII. The Word "Tenement" in this Ordinance shall be construed to include Interpretation clause. any House, Cottage, Shed, Apartment, Ground or Building, or House together with Land annexed thereto and ordinarily occupied therewith as Garden or Pleasure-ground, all Outbuildings, Stables, Warehouses, Yards and Offices belonging or contiguous to any House and occupied therewith by one and the same Person or his Servants as one entire concern or undivided tenancy or holding, or not so belonging contiguous or occupied; the Word "Owner" shall be construed to mean any Person receiving or claiming the Rent of any such Tenement for his own use, or receiving or claiming the same for the use of any Corporation aggregate or of any Public Company or of any Landlord or Lessor who shall be a minor, under coverture or insane, or for the use of any Person who shall not be usually resident within this Colony; and the Word "Person" shall be construed to include any Corporation or Public Company as well as any Individual unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such

construction.

      XIX. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as "The Police and Lighting Rate Assessment Ordinance, 1863."

Person.

Short Title.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that Saturday the 23rd and Monday the 25th Instant will be kept as holidays

in all the Government Offices; the former in celebration of the Marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and the latter in honor of Her Majesty's Birthday.

No. 53.

By Order,

A

!,136", "?

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th May, 1863.

Νο. 54.

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, Hongkong, 13th May, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

134

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the month ending 30th April, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

.$782,213. $300,000.

J. MCDOUALL, Acting Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st May, 1863.

  I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 11th May, 1863.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 55.

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,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th May, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Account of the amount of Notes in Circulation at the Branch of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London,

and China in Hongkong for the month ending the 30th April, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

AVERAGE NOTES IN CIRCULATION, BULLION IN RESERVE,...

....

$748,065. $300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON, Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, Hongkong, 1st May, 1863.

I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 11th May, 1863.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 56.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the CHARTERED. BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA, AND CHINA, in Hongkong, in published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th May, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Branch of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia, and China in Hongkong for the month ending 30th April, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES IN ISSUE,.

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

$240,151. $100,000.

A. H. ANDERSON, Acting Manager.

I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia, and China, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 15th May, 1863.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

134

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the month ending 30th April, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

.$782,213. $300,000.

J. MCDOUALL, Acting Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st May, 1863.

  I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 11th May, 1863.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 55.

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,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th May, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Account of the amount of Notes in Circulation at the Branch of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London,

and China in Hongkong for the month ending the 30th April, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

AVERAGE NOTES IN CIRCULATION, BULLION IN RESERVE,...

....

$748,065. $300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON, Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, Hongkong, 1st May, 1863.

I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 11th May, 1863.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 56.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the CHARTERED. BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA, AND CHINA, in Hongkong, in published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th May, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Branch of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia, and China in Hongkong for the month ending 30th April, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES IN ISSUE,.

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

$240,151. $100,000.

A. H. ANDERSON, Acting Manager.

I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia, and China, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

F. H. BIRCH,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 15th May, 1863.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

NOTICE.

135

HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 12th May, 1863.

Notice to Consignees, Masters and others in charge of Merchant Vessels.

       1. On or before the 1st June proximo all ships with the following exceptions shall be moved over to the North Side of the Harbour, mooring them properly with 45 Fathoms on each chain, the anchors lying in an E.N.E. and W.S.W. direction from each other.

D

       2. The Southern line of this anchorage is, the North Extremity of Hongkong shut in with the South Extremity of the Kowloon Peninsula bearing E. by S.; the Top Gallant Masts and Yards are to be on deck and flying Jib-boom in, a spare anchor should be ready for letting go, and the hawse invariably kept clear.

3. Hulks or receiving ships (not having Top Masts pointed) may, for convenience, lie on the South Shore.

4. Ships discharging cargo may also by permission anchor on the South Shore.

5. The Peninsular and Oriental Company's Hulk Fort William is, for the convenience of the Public Service, allowed to remain where she is the Mail Steamers anchoring near her but not to Southward.

Vessels under Articles 3 and 4 and 5 must perfectly understand that although they have permission to remain there, it is entirely at their own risk.

R. MCMURDO, Acting Harbour Master.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer.

Burometer.

Thermometer.

May

""

11,

""

""

"

""

EFEREES

30.03

76

30.05

77

30.02

74

10,

30.04

75

30.00

777

30.00

75

30.06

77

30.04

81

30.04

76

12,

30.06

79

30.01

77

30.02

78

13,

30.03

78

30.02

78

30.01

78

14,

30.00

78

30.00

75

30.02

77

15,

30.04

77

30.10

75

30.06

74

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

?

D P..

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 r.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

GA.M.

3 P.M.

Dira. F. Dirn. F.

Dirn.

F.

Min. Max.

1863.

May

9 28.1428.19 28.19 28.15 28.1468,00 69.50 69.00|68.00 69.20 68.3067.30 71.00 ESE

5 ESE

4 ESE

4 Fog, rain; from noon fog, wet dew.

10 28.16 28.20 28.19 28.15 28.15,69.30|73 0073.00 69.00 72.00 72.00 68.00 74.00 SE

3 SSW

1

0

Fog, wet dew; from 10 A.M. fine.

:

11 28.20 28.25 28.23 28.18 28.1671.3076.00 72.30 70.30 74.50 72.00 69.00 76.10)

0 EbN

1 EbS

4

Fine; evening fog, wet dew.

21

12 28.18 28.23 28.20|28.16|28.1570.1572.30|71.30 69.5071.50 70.05 69.50 73.50 EbS

?

11

13 28.15 28.19 28.18 28.13 28.1171.00 74.00|72.30 70.00 72.30 72.00 70.00 74.15 ELS

!

14 28.12 28.16 28.15|28.10|28.1070.00 70.0070.00 69.30 69.30.69.50 69.30 71.50 ESE

4 ELS

3 E

5 Ebs

3 SSE

1

at intervals.

"

--

15 28.15 28.20 28.20 28.1728.16,68.00|67,50|66,30 67,15 67.00 66.00 67.30 68.50|E

5 EN

2 ESE

4 Ebs

4 E

2

4

Forgy, wet dew; from 11 A.M. fine, though fog

Fine, though fog at intervals; evening fog, wet

dew.

4 Fog, wet dew; evening foggy, drizzle

Foggy, drizzle; noon fine, though slight fog; even- Ring fog, wet dew.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Almeida, A. A. 3 Aegerter, J.

Carpenter, R. 2

1

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Gue, G. Gonsales, J.

1

Comp, J.

1

Graves

4

2

Butler, J. B.

Clark,

Grune, J.

1

Baker, W.

1

Chaves, M,

2

Gomes, J.

1

Brand & Co.

Conery, W.

1

Gold, C.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 15th May, 1863.

Syler, J. C. Stokes, C.

Lets. Paps.

1

1

Swanstroin, L. 1

Souza

Shields, Capt. 1 Suche

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Irvine, J.

2

Nicholas, A.

1

2 Jones, T.

Kurssens, H. J. 1 King, M.'

Oneil, M.

1

Osborne, F.

Oson, S. M.

1

1

Britto, A.

Cranston, J. W. 1

Green, A.

Pellet, A.

1

Spalding, G.

1

Behrendt

1

Child, J.

Goodail, G.

Lambert, J.

1

Petrie, T.

1

Benito, J. V.

1

Corcelles, G.

1

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Crockett, J.

1

3

Granderie, E. Girette, C.

Lloyd, E.

1

Pickering, C.W. 1

6

Taylor, J.

Luna

2

Todd, J. H.

1

Baptista, M. J. 1

Lewis, 0.

Rabone, W.

Talbert

1

Brynner, R.

1

Dann

H. B.

Lucas, Miss

Ronald, S.

Thompson

2

Baase. H.

4

5

Dounan, D.

Hind, H. W.

Lala

1

Rodrigues

1

Thomas, Capt. 1

Bain, W. S.

Becker, J.

Escude, C.

Hamilton, Mrs.

Hide

1

Battiece, J.

1

Eldridge, II.

Honis

Bennett, L.

1

Hay

Bonde, C.

1

Ferreira, A.

2

Harton, H.

Brown, T.

1

Fullertem, A.

Hodgson, W.

Bobst, J. R.

1

Funny, F.

1

Hirsah, A.

1

Lecog, A. Laun, E. Marques, C. M. 1 MeRimnon, J. 1 McKayna, P. Mason, P.

1

Roza, A. F.

Teirney, P.

Roelofs, C. A. 1

Rementer, G.

Van der Laan 1

Rubbert, F.

1

Roza Maria

1

2

Willcox, C. S. 1

Williamson, A.B.1

2

Blaikie, D.

1

Freedle,

1

Hussmann, C. 1

Bereuhart, A.

1

Fortozo, G.

2

Harrison, E.

Moote, Capt. Mello, A.

1

Folgin, Capt.

2

Hooker, T. S.

1

Clarke J

1

Fraser, W. J.

Holliday, T.

Martin, T. Marr, J. B.

1

Calcott, C.

1

Farren, J.

Hoddon,

Comby

Campbell, D.

Meares, C. M. 1 Monroe, G.

12121

Smith Simmons, Swan, W.

Stephens, E. Shineful, C.

3

1

Wallis, C.

1

1

Wade, J.

Williamson, W. 1

Whitehead, W. 1

Williams, D.

7

10

1

Shedgate, J.

!

Whittow

1

1

1

Saggart, J.

1

Whitting, H. C.

1

1

Gilpin, S.

1

Imbert, E.

Nexon, A.

1

Scott, A. C.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

NOTICE.

135

HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 12th May, 1863.

Notice to Consignees, Masters and others in charge of Merchant Vessels.

       1. On or before the 1st June proximo all ships with the following exceptions shall be moved over to the North Side of the Harbour, mooring them properly with 45 Fathoms on each chain, the anchors lying in an E.N.E. and W.S.W. direction from each other.

D

       2. The Southern line of this anchorage is, the North Extremity of Hongkong shut in with the South Extremity of the Kowloon Peninsula bearing E. by S.; the Top Gallant Masts and Yards are to be on deck and flying Jib-boom in, a spare anchor should be ready for letting go, and the hawse invariably kept clear.

3. Hulks or receiving ships (not having Top Masts pointed) may, for convenience, lie on the South Shore.

4. Ships discharging cargo may also by permission anchor on the South Shore.

5. The Peninsular and Oriental Company's Hulk Fort William is, for the convenience of the Public Service, allowed to remain where she is the Mail Steamers anchoring near her but not to Southward.

Vessels under Articles 3 and 4 and 5 must perfectly understand that although they have permission to remain there, it is entirely at their own risk.

R. MCMURDO, Acting Harbour Master.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer.

Burometer.

Thermometer.

May

""

11,

""

""

"

""

EFEREES

30.03

76

30.05

77

30.02

74

10,

30.04

75

30.00

777

30.00

75

30.06

77

30.04

81

30.04

76

12,

30.06

79

30.01

77

30.02

78

13,

30.03

78

30.02

78

30.01

78

14,

30.00

78

30.00

75

30.02

77

15,

30.04

77

30.10

75

30.06

74

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

?

D P..

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 r.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

GA.M.

3 P.M.

Dira. F. Dirn. F.

Dirn.

F.

Min. Max.

1863.

May

9 28.1428.19 28.19 28.15 28.1468,00 69.50 69.00|68.00 69.20 68.3067.30 71.00 ESE

5 ESE

4 ESE

4 Fog, rain; from noon fog, wet dew.

10 28.16 28.20 28.19 28.15 28.15,69.30|73 0073.00 69.00 72.00 72.00 68.00 74.00 SE

3 SSW

1

0

Fog, wet dew; from 10 A.M. fine.

:

11 28.20 28.25 28.23 28.18 28.1671.3076.00 72.30 70.30 74.50 72.00 69.00 76.10)

0 EbN

1 EbS

4

Fine; evening fog, wet dew.

21

12 28.18 28.23 28.20|28.16|28.1570.1572.30|71.30 69.5071.50 70.05 69.50 73.50 EbS

?

11

13 28.15 28.19 28.18 28.13 28.1171.00 74.00|72.30 70.00 72.30 72.00 70.00 74.15 ELS

!

14 28.12 28.16 28.15|28.10|28.1070.00 70.0070.00 69.30 69.30.69.50 69.30 71.50 ESE

4 ELS

3 E

5 Ebs

3 SSE

1

at intervals.

"

--

15 28.15 28.20 28.20 28.1728.16,68.00|67,50|66,30 67,15 67.00 66.00 67.30 68.50|E

5 EN

2 ESE

4 Ebs

4 E

2

4

Forgy, wet dew; from 11 A.M. fine, though fog

Fine, though fog at intervals; evening fog, wet

dew.

4 Fog, wet dew; evening foggy, drizzle

Foggy, drizzle; noon fine, though slight fog; even- Ring fog, wet dew.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Almeida, A. A. 3 Aegerter, J.

Carpenter, R. 2

1

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Gue, G. Gonsales, J.

1

Comp, J.

1

Graves

4

2

Butler, J. B.

Clark,

Grune, J.

1

Baker, W.

1

Chaves, M,

2

Gomes, J.

1

Brand & Co.

Conery, W.

1

Gold, C.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 15th May, 1863.

Syler, J. C. Stokes, C.

Lets. Paps.

1

1

Swanstroin, L. 1

Souza

Shields, Capt. 1 Suche

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Irvine, J.

2

Nicholas, A.

1

2 Jones, T.

Kurssens, H. J. 1 King, M.'

Oneil, M.

1

Osborne, F.

Oson, S. M.

1

1

Britto, A.

Cranston, J. W. 1

Green, A.

Pellet, A.

1

Spalding, G.

1

Behrendt

1

Child, J.

Goodail, G.

Lambert, J.

1

Petrie, T.

1

Benito, J. V.

1

Corcelles, G.

1

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Crockett, J.

1

3

Granderie, E. Girette, C.

Lloyd, E.

1

Pickering, C.W. 1

6

Taylor, J.

Luna

2

Todd, J. H.

1

Baptista, M. J. 1

Lewis, 0.

Rabone, W.

Talbert

1

Brynner, R.

1

Dann

H. B.

Lucas, Miss

Ronald, S.

Thompson

2

Baase. H.

4

5

Dounan, D.

Hind, H. W.

Lala

1

Rodrigues

1

Thomas, Capt. 1

Bain, W. S.

Becker, J.

Escude, C.

Hamilton, Mrs.

Hide

1

Battiece, J.

1

Eldridge, II.

Honis

Bennett, L.

1

Hay

Bonde, C.

1

Ferreira, A.

2

Harton, H.

Brown, T.

1

Fullertem, A.

Hodgson, W.

Bobst, J. R.

1

Funny, F.

1

Hirsah, A.

1

Lecog, A. Laun, E. Marques, C. M. 1 MeRimnon, J. 1 McKayna, P. Mason, P.

1

Roza, A. F.

Teirney, P.

Roelofs, C. A. 1

Rementer, G.

Van der Laan 1

Rubbert, F.

1

Roza Maria

1

2

Willcox, C. S. 1

Williamson, A.B.1

2

Blaikie, D.

1

Freedle,

1

Hussmann, C. 1

Bereuhart, A.

1

Fortozo, G.

2

Harrison, E.

Moote, Capt. Mello, A.

1

Folgin, Capt.

2

Hooker, T. S.

1

Clarke J

1

Fraser, W. J.

Holliday, T.

Martin, T. Marr, J. B.

1

Calcott, C.

1

Farren, J.

Hoddon,

Comby

Campbell, D.

Meares, C. M. 1 Monroe, G.

12121

Smith Simmons, Swan, W.

Stephens, E. Shineful, C.

3

1

Wallis, C.

1

1

Wade, J.

Williamson, W. 1

Whitehead, W. 1

Williams, D.

7

10

1

Shedgate, J.

!

Whittow

1

1

1

Saggart, J.

1

Whitting, H. C.

1

1

Gilpin, S.

1

Imbert, E.

Nexon, A.

1

Scott, A. C.

136

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 15th May, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Alchymist Adelaide Atriveda

Bancia

1

1

Emerald

J. Masterman 7 2 Orient

Letters, Papers.

2 2

Lets. Paps.

1

Orga

1

1 2

Castle

Friendship

1

African

1

Cornelia

Freuella

1

2

Alexander

Mathilde

Forerunner

Kaloomeer Kessington 1 Kelso

1

Shanghae Saldanha Swiftsure

1

16

Persia

1

Sobat Seba

1

Preserverant

Sooloo

Amalia

City of Durham 1

Ferozepore

Peerless

1

Somas

Auld Reckic

3

Calandabar

1

Luna

Amoy

Cromwell

5

Glocester

1

Lion

11

St. George

Quiefire

1

Sovgn. of India 2

Anne Bowen

Carrington

1

G. Kuxton

2

Queen of the

Anna Maria

1

Catherine Glen 2

Geologist

1

Marian

4

1

North

1

Tamana

Atrenda

1

Carnatic

Ganges

1

Migrator

6.

Queen of the Age12 3

Marianne

1

Desolate

1

Hamlet

Victorie

Bombay

Maria Elizabeth 1

Dunmail

1

Barkelota

1

Danietta

Bertha

1

1

John Paul Juventa

Belle of the Westi

Eastern Chief 1

Julie

Weimouth

Winged Racer 3 West Derby

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 15th May, 1863.

Radnagore

R. B. Forbes

Nubia Nestorian

1 1

Reindeer Resolute

7

236

22

Letters. Papers.

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Melville

P. Charlotte

Rapid

1

?

NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Supreme Court, will be held on Monday, the Eigh- teenth day of May, A.D. 1863, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

STEAM FOR

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

THE ANDPAVLIENTALIST SHIP “OTTAWA,” Captain ANGOVE, with Her Ma- jesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Saturday, the 30th May, 1863, at 2 P.M.

    CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 28th May, SPECIE until Noon on the 29th May, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 28th May.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

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 nust be delivered by the Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND, Superintendent..

Peninsular and Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 14th May, 1863.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established a branch of our

Firm in Foochow.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st April, 1863.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, MARSEILLES. ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

0%

A

NOTICE.

LL Persons indebted to, or having claims upon the estate of N. BOULLE, deceased, are re- quested to send particulars of the same to the un- dersigned on or before the 1st of June next.

J. P. DA COSTA, Administrator.

Hongkong, 21st April, 1863.

Saturday, the 23rd May, at 2 o'clock P.M., MR:

$6

the Company's Steam - ship ALPHEE," Commandant BoiLEVE, H.I.M.N., with Her Bri- tannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:

At Alexandria, with the Company's and the Austrian Lloyds Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece. Corfu, and Trieste :

At Messina, with the Company's Semi-weekly Mail Steamers for Malta and all the Italian Ports: At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Steamer for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid.

Passengers going to London are informed that the Company will convey, free of charge, from Marseilles to London, their Baggage to the extent allowed by the regulation.

Cargo and Specie will be registered for London as well as for Marseilles, and accepted in transit through Marseilles for the principal places of Europe.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels, at a pre- mium of 13 per cent upon Merchandize, and per cent on Treasure, from Hongkong to Lyons, Paris, Loudon, and Holland, and proportionally for places this side of Suez.

Cargo will be received on board until 2 o'clock of the 21st of May; Specie and Parcels until 2 o'clock of the 22ud. As the Manifests of Mer- chandize have to be closed on the evening of the 22nd, the Shippers are requested to present their Shipping Orders before 4 P.M. of said day; for past that time, no more Bills of Lading will be delivered to them, except after the departure of the Steamer.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be furnished by the Shippers to the Agent with the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not be responsible for any consequence or prejudice which may ensue from an incorrect declaration.

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

Hongkong, 30th April, 1863.

BERTOLINI,

Agent.

NOTICE.

R. PETER HAZEON was admitted a Partner in our Firm, on the 1st January, 1863 ALFRED WILKINSON & Co. Shanghai, 18th April, 1863.

NOTICE.

for Lloyds at Canton and Macao. HE undersigned have been appointed Agents

Communications at Macao to be addressed to Mr. F. L. LAN?A, II. B. M. Consular Agent there.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 25th April, 1863.*

ME

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Fir?n.

China, 1st January, 1863.

OXFORD & Co.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- E undersigned, having been appoined Agents

pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein. and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co.,

Agents. Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

PARTI

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates may have VISITING CARDS printed on them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Governinent, OswALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

:

136

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MAY, 1863.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 15th May, 1863.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Alchymist Adelaide Atriveda

Bancia

1

1

Emerald

J. Masterman 7 2 Orient

Letters, Papers.

2 2

Lets. Paps.

1

Orga

1

1 2

Castle

Friendship

1

African

1

Cornelia

Freuella

1

2

Alexander

Mathilde

Forerunner

Kaloomeer Kessington 1 Kelso

1

Shanghae Saldanha Swiftsure

1

16

Persia

1

Sobat Seba

1

Preserverant

Sooloo

Amalia

City of Durham 1

Ferozepore

Peerless

1

Somas

Auld Reckic

3

Calandabar

1

Luna

Amoy

Cromwell

5

Glocester

1

Lion

11

St. George

Quiefire

1

Sovgn. of India 2

Anne Bowen

Carrington

1

G. Kuxton

2

Queen of the

Anna Maria

1

Catherine Glen 2

Geologist

1

Marian

4

1

North

1

Tamana

Atrenda

1

Carnatic

Ganges

1

Migrator

6.

Queen of the Age12 3

Marianne

1

Desolate

1

Hamlet

Victorie

Bombay

Maria Elizabeth 1

Dunmail

1

Barkelota

1

Danietta

Bertha

1

1

John Paul Juventa

Belle of the Westi

Eastern Chief 1

Julie

Weimouth

Winged Racer 3 West Derby

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 15th May, 1863.

Radnagore

R. B. Forbes

Nubia Nestorian

1 1

Reindeer Resolute

7

236

22

Letters. Papers.

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Melville

P. Charlotte

Rapid

1

?

NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Supreme Court, will be held on Monday, the Eigh- teenth day of May, A.D. 1863, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

STEAM FOR

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

THE ANDPAVLIENTALIST SHIP “OTTAWA,” Captain ANGOVE, with Her Ma- jesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Saturday, the 30th May, 1863, at 2 P.M.

    CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 28th May, SPECIE until Noon on the 29th May, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 28th May.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

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 nust be delivered by the Shippers to the Com- pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Preju- dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND, Superintendent..

Peninsular and Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 14th May, 1863.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established a branch of our

Firm in Foochow.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st April, 1863.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, MARSEILLES. ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

0%

A

NOTICE.

LL Persons indebted to, or having claims upon the estate of N. BOULLE, deceased, are re- quested to send particulars of the same to the un- dersigned on or before the 1st of June next.

J. P. DA COSTA, Administrator.

Hongkong, 21st April, 1863.

Saturday, the 23rd May, at 2 o'clock P.M., MR:

$6

the Company's Steam - ship ALPHEE," Commandant BoiLEVE, H.I.M.N., with Her Bri- tannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places, in connection:

At Alexandria, with the Company's and the Austrian Lloyds Mail Steamers for the Levant, Black Sea, Greece. Corfu, and Trieste :

At Messina, with the Company's Semi-weekly Mail Steamers for Malta and all the Italian Ports: At Marseilles, with the weekly Company's Mail Steamer for Valencia, and by Railroad to Madrid.

Passengers going to London are informed that the Company will convey, free of charge, from Marseilles to London, their Baggage to the extent allowed by the regulation.

Cargo and Specie will be registered for London as well as for Marseilles, and accepted in transit through Marseilles for the principal places of Europe.

The Company has authority to grant Insurance on all Cargo conveyed by its Vessels, at a pre- mium of 13 per cent upon Merchandize, and per cent on Treasure, from Hongkong to Lyons, Paris, Loudon, and Holland, and proportionally for places this side of Suez.

Cargo will be received on board until 2 o'clock of the 21st of May; Specie and Parcels until 2 o'clock of the 22ud. As the Manifests of Mer- chandize have to be closed on the evening of the 22nd, the Shippers are requested to present their Shipping Orders before 4 P.M. of said day; for past that time, no more Bills of Lading will be delivered to them, except after the departure of the Steamer.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be furnished by the Shippers to the Agent with the Bills of Lading; and the Company will not be responsible for any consequence or prejudice which may ensue from an incorrect declaration.

For particulars respecting Freight and Passage, apply at the Company's Office, Queen's Road.

Hongkong, 30th April, 1863.

BERTOLINI,

Agent.

NOTICE.

R. PETER HAZEON was admitted a Partner in our Firm, on the 1st January, 1863 ALFRED WILKINSON & Co. Shanghai, 18th April, 1863.

NOTICE.

for Lloyds at Canton and Macao. HE undersigned have been appointed Agents

Communications at Macao to be addressed to Mr. F. L. LAN?A, II. B. M. Consular Agent there.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 25th April, 1863.*

ME

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Fir?n.

China, 1st January, 1863.

OXFORD & Co.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

for the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- E undersigned, having been appoined Agents

pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein. and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co.,

Agents. Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

PARTI

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates may have VISITING CARDS printed on them, plain or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Governinent, OswALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

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MON

DROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 21.

No. 57.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23RD MAY, 1863.

VOL. X.

W. T. MERCER.

PROCLAMATION.

     By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

     Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through His Grace The DUKE OF NEWCASTLE, K.G., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinances; namely:-

No. 15 of 1862, entitled-"An Ordinance to authorize the appropriation of a Supplementary Sum

not exceeding One hundred and Forty-nine thousand Dollars to defray the charges of the year 1862;"

No. 1 of 1863, entitled-"An Ordinance to amend certain provisions in Ordinance No. 6 of 1862, intituled "An Ordinance to abolish the Office of Chief Magistrate, and to appoint and define the duties of two Police Magistrates: "

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinances have been so approved and con- firmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 20th Day of May, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary..

     The following Bill, read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 17th January last, is published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Council Chan:ber, Hongkong, 21st May, 1863.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. of 1863.

     By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong. An Ordinance for Vesting all Estates and Property occupied by or for the Naval Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in this Colony in the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, of the said United Kingdom for the time being.

[

January, 1863.]

     Whereas divers messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments have been at various times purchased for the use of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom of

Title.

Preamble.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 21.

No. 57.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23RD MAY, 1863.

VOL. X.

W. T. MERCER.

PROCLAMATION.

     By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

     Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through His Grace The DUKE OF NEWCASTLE, K.G., Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinances; namely:-

No. 15 of 1862, entitled-"An Ordinance to authorize the appropriation of a Supplementary Sum

not exceeding One hundred and Forty-nine thousand Dollars to defray the charges of the year 1862;"

No. 1 of 1863, entitled-"An Ordinance to amend certain provisions in Ordinance No. 6 of 1862, intituled "An Ordinance to abolish the Office of Chief Magistrate, and to appoint and define the duties of two Police Magistrates: "

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinances have been so approved and con- firmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 20th Day of May, 1863.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary..

     The following Bill, read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 17th January last, is published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Council Chan:ber, Hongkong, 21st May, 1863.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. of 1863.

     By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong. An Ordinance for Vesting all Estates and Property occupied by or for the Naval Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in this Colony in the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, of the said United Kingdom for the time being.

[

January, 1863.]

     Whereas divers messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments have been at various times purchased for the use of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom of

Title.

Preamble.

138

Lands now held in any manner for the

his Office.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MAY, 1863.

Great Britain and Ireland, and conveyed to several different persons in trust for Her Majesty and Her Royal Predecessors and Her and their Heirs and Successors, and the same have been placed under the charge of the Commissioners for exccuting the Office of Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom for the time being, and it is ex- pedient that the same and all other messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments that may be hereafter purchased, or in any manner used and occupied by or for the said service, should be vested in the Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the time being: Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Acting Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:--

I. From and after the passing of this Ordinance all messuages, lands, tenements, use of the Naval Ser- and hereditaments, erections, buildings, and property whatever which have been con- vice in Hongkong to veyed to or are vested in any person or persons, or are held or in any manner occupied Admiral or the Com- by or in the name of any person or persons in trust for Her Majesty or Her Royal missioners to execute Predecessors and Her or their Heirs or Successors for the use of the Naval Service of the said United Kingdom, or of any of the Departments of or belonging to the said Naval Service within this Colony by whatever mode of conveyance or by whatever title or for whatever estate or interest therein, the same shall have been conveyed or be vested, held or occupied, together with the rights, members, easements, and appurte- nances to the same respectively belonging, shall be and become and remain and continue vested in the Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the time being, according to the respective nature and quality of the said messuages, lands, tenements, and here- ditaments, and the several estates and interests of and in the same respectively in trust for Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors for the Public Service.

so acquired in Hong-

or the Commissioners

Lands hereafter to be II. From and after the purchase and conveyance grant or demise thereof all other kong to vest in the messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments which shall at any time or times here- Lord High Admiral after be purchased, taken, held, or occupied by the Lord High Adiniral or the Commis- to execute his Office. sioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the time being, or by any person or persons by his or their order for the Naval Service of the said United Kingdom, or of any of the Departments of or belonging to the said Naval Service and all erections and buildings which shall then or may be thereafter erected or built thereon, with the rights, members, easements, and appurtenances to the same respectively belonging, shall in like manner be and become and remain and con- tinue vested in the Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom, or the Commis- sioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the time being and his or their Successors in the said Office according to the respective nature and quality of the said messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, and the several estates and interests of and in the same respectively in trust as aforesaid.

To be so held in per- petual succession.

What sufficient Ti-

tle of Commissioners in conveyances.

Power of Sale, &c.,

III. Upon the death, resignation, or removal of the present Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom or of any of them, or of any future such Commissioners, or of any Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom, all such messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments respectively shall become vested in and be held by the succeeding Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral aforesaid, or the Lord High Admiral aforesaid, as the case may be, and so in perpetual succession, according to the respective nature and quality of the said messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, and the several estates and interests of and in the same respectively in trust as aforesaid. .

IV. In all Deeds, Conveyances, Leases, Contracts, and other Instruments touching any estate, property, matter, or thing relating to the Naval Service of the said United Kingdom or to any Department under the control of the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral aforesaid, or whereto they or any of them shall be parties, it shall be sufficient to describe them generally by the style and title of "The "Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom "of Great Britain and Ireland," without expressing their names, and all such Deeds, Conveyances, Leases, Contracts, and other Instruments, wherein the said Commissioners shall be so described, and the execution or signature thereof by any two of them, shall be as valid and effectual to all intents and purposes as if they or any of them had been expressly named therein and had executed or signed the same.

V. It shall and may be lawful for the Commissioners for executing the Office of given to Commission- Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the time being or any two or more of them,

Lord High Admiral aforesaid, to sell, exchange, or in any manner dispose of, or let, or

ers.

or the

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MAY, 1863.

denise any of the messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditar.ents respectively which ill be vested in them under or by virtue of this Ordinance with their respective ap- purtenances either by public auction or private contract, and in due form of Law to uvey, surrender, assign, or make over or to grant or demise the same respectively, as the case may require, to any person or persons who shall be willing to purchase or take respectively, and also to do any other act, matter, or thing in relation to any ch messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments which they or he shall deem bene- ial for the Public Service in relation thereto or for the better management thereof which might be done by any person or persons having a like interest in any such mes- stages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments.

the same

139

distrain in respect of

to costs of suit.

VI. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord Power to sue and High Admiral aforesaid for the time being, or the Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the such Lands given to time being, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to bring, prosecute, and Commissioners, and as maintain any action, suit, or other proceeding at law or in equity, for recovering posses- sion of any messuages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, by this Ordinance vested in them or him as aforesaid, and to distrain or sue for any arrears of rent which shall have or shall become due for or in respect thereof, under any demise from the said Commis- sioners or Lord High Admiral, or any person or persons on their or his behalf, or on behalf of Her Majesty, and also to bring, prosecute, or maintain or to defend any other action or suit in respect of, or in relation to, the said messuages, lands, tenements, or heretlitaments, or any trespass or encroachment committed thereon, or damage or injury done thereto; and that in every such action or suit the said Commissioners shall be called "The Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain and Ireland," without naming them; and no such action or suit shall abate, hy the death, resignation, or removal of such Commissioners, or any of them, or of such Lord High Admiral, any law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding: And the said Commissioners, or Lord High Admiral shall be entitled to recover costs for and on behalf of Her Majesty, where judgment shall be given for the Crown, and shall be liable to pay costs where judgment shall be given against the Crown, in any such action, suit, or other proceeding in like manner, and subject to the same rules and provisions as though such action, suit, or other proceeding had been had between subject and subject.

VII. Provided always, that nothing in this Ordinance contained shall empower or be No property reserved construed, deemed or taken to empower the Lord High Admiral or the Commissioners Naval purposes to be aforesaid for the time being to sell or dispose of (otherwise than by way of surrender alienable except by to Her Majesty, Her Heirs, or Successors) any property reserved or granted by His way of surrender. Excellency the Governor for naval or public purposes and held or accepted by the Lord High Admiral or the Commissioners aforesaid for the time being under any Grant, Lease, License or Appropriation made by the Governor on that behalf.

No. 58.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     The Acting Governor has appointed from the 18th Instant till further notice Mr. CHARLES RYALL to be Acting Superintendent of Victoria Gaol.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th May, 1863.

No. 59.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that the services of a Clerk, and an Interpreter, are required by this Govern- ment for the Establishment of the Convict Hulk Royal Saxon.

The Salary of the Clerk is $576 and that of the Interpreter $384 per annum.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st May, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

jam terenie und -ing moves in than ten

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MAY, 1863.

denise any of the messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditar.ents respectively which ill be vested in them under or by virtue of this Ordinance with their respective ap- purtenances either by public auction or private contract, and in due form of Law to uvey, surrender, assign, or make over or to grant or demise the same respectively, as the case may require, to any person or persons who shall be willing to purchase or take respectively, and also to do any other act, matter, or thing in relation to any ch messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments which they or he shall deem bene- ial for the Public Service in relation thereto or for the better management thereof which might be done by any person or persons having a like interest in any such mes- stages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments.

the same

139

distrain in respect of

to costs of suit.

VI. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord Power to sue and High Admiral aforesaid for the time being, or the Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the such Lands given to time being, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to bring, prosecute, and Commissioners, and as maintain any action, suit, or other proceeding at law or in equity, for recovering posses- sion of any messuages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, by this Ordinance vested in them or him as aforesaid, and to distrain or sue for any arrears of rent which shall have or shall become due for or in respect thereof, under any demise from the said Commis- sioners or Lord High Admiral, or any person or persons on their or his behalf, or on behalf of Her Majesty, and also to bring, prosecute, or maintain or to defend any other action or suit in respect of, or in relation to, the said messuages, lands, tenements, or heretlitaments, or any trespass or encroachment committed thereon, or damage or injury done thereto; and that in every such action or suit the said Commissioners shall be called "The Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain and Ireland," without naming them; and no such action or suit shall abate, hy the death, resignation, or removal of such Commissioners, or any of them, or of such Lord High Admiral, any law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding: And the said Commissioners, or Lord High Admiral shall be entitled to recover costs for and on behalf of Her Majesty, where judgment shall be given for the Crown, and shall be liable to pay costs where judgment shall be given against the Crown, in any such action, suit, or other proceeding in like manner, and subject to the same rules and provisions as though such action, suit, or other proceeding had been had between subject and subject.

VII. Provided always, that nothing in this Ordinance contained shall empower or be No property reserved construed, deemed or taken to empower the Lord High Admiral or the Commissioners Naval purposes to be aforesaid for the time being to sell or dispose of (otherwise than by way of surrender alienable except by to Her Majesty, Her Heirs, or Successors) any property reserved or granted by His way of surrender. Excellency the Governor for naval or public purposes and held or accepted by the Lord High Admiral or the Commissioners aforesaid for the time being under any Grant, Lease, License or Appropriation made by the Governor on that behalf.

No. 58.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     The Acting Governor has appointed from the 18th Instant till further notice Mr. CHARLES RYALL to be Acting Superintendent of Victoria Gaol.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th May, 1863.

No. 59.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that the services of a Clerk, and an Interpreter, are required by this Govern- ment for the Establishment of the Convict Hulk Royal Saxon.

The Salary of the Clerk is $576 and that of the Interpreter $384 per annum.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st May, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

jam terenie und -ing moves in than ten

140

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MAY, 1863.

No. 60.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  Notice is hereby given that Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before the 15th Proximo, for the erection of the Central Police Barracks on the site of the old Gaol.

  Plans and Specification may be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd May, 1863.

No. 53.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  It is hereby notified, that Saturday the 23rd and Monday the 25th Instant will be kept as holidays in all the Government Offices; the former in celebration of the Marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and the latter in honor of Her Majesty's Birthday.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th May, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,. Acting Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 12th May, 1863.

Notice to Consignees, Masters and others in charge of Merchant Vessels.

  1. On or before the 1st June proximo all ships with the following exceptions shall be moved over to the North Side of the Harbour, mooring them properly with 45 Fathoms on each chain, the anchors lying in an E.N.E. and W.S.W. direction from each other.

2. The Southern line of this anchorage is, the North Extremity of Hongkong shut in with the South Extremity of the Kowloon Peninsula bearing E. by S.; the Top Gallant Masts and Yards are to be on deck and flying Jib-boom in, a spare anchor should be ready for letting go, and the hawse invariably kept clear.

3. Hulks or receiving ships (not having Top Masts pointed) may, for convenience, lie on the South Shore.

4. Ships discharging cargo may also by permission anchor on the South Shore.

5. The Peninsular and Oriental Company's Hulk Fort William is, for the convenience of the Public Service, allowed to remain where she is the Mail Steamers anchoring near her but not to Southward.

Vessels under Articles 3 and 4 and 5 must perfectly understand that although they have permission to remain there, it is entirely at their own risk.

R. MCMURDO, Acting Harbour Master.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MAY, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

141

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

May

16,

30.07

76

30.04

75

29.99

74

17.

29.94

75

29.90

76

29.89

75

""

18,

29.90

77

29.90

78

29.90

78

"

19,

30.94

77

29.94

80

29.96

78

"}

20,

29.98

79

30.00

79

29.96

80

"

1

21,

29.97

80

29.95

81

29.92

81

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""

22,

29.93

81*

29.92

82

29.90

81

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 F.3.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER- MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

?6 A.M.| 3P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn.

Dirn.

F.

Min. Max.

1863.

May 16 28.16 28.19 28.18 28.15 28.13 67.15 68.30.69.00 67.00 68.15 68.50 66.00 69.30 EbS

**

5 ES

17 28.06 28.02 28.01 28.02 28.0270.00 70.00 69.30 70.00 70.00 69.30 68.00 72.00 SSE

18 28.01 28.07 28.07 28.06 28.0370.00 72.00 72.00 69.50 71.50 71.00 67.5074.00 WNW

6 SWbS

1 SW

4 EbS

6 SSW

1 WNW

4

3

Dense fog, drizzle; 7 P.M., a threatoning appear- ance of weather; heavy squa'is of wind and rain during past night.

(10 A.M. strong gale from the SE; at noon mode- rate, fog, rain, thunder, lightning; heavy rain during past night.

Fog, drizzle; evening fine, though fog at intervals.

19 28.08 28.13 28.12 28.08 28.0770.50 74.50 73.1570.00 74.00 72.30 69.00,75.00 N

1 SbE

1 SSE

2

Fine, though fog at intervals.

20 28.11 28.16 28.14 28.1228.10.71.00 72.30 73.0070.3072.00 72.3070.00 74.00 E?S

21 28.10 28.11 28.08 28.04 28.05,73.00 74.30 74.30 72.45 74.15 74.3071.00 74.45 SSW

2 EbS

3 SW

"

22 28.05 28.07 28.05 28.04 28.03,74.30 75.30 75.20 74.10 75.00 75.00 72.30 76.00 S?W

6 S

3 ESE

8 SSW

8 SSW

3

Fog, drizzle; heavy rain during past night.

5 Fog, drizzle, heavy squalls at intervals; rain

1 during past night.

""

Dense fog, wet dew; at noon fresh gale; evening fog, wet dew, lightning; heavy rain during past night, thunder, lightning.

No. 4.-LIST of DEAD LETTERS which have been returned from the General Post Office in London and other places for the various reasons assigned upon them, addressed as undermentioned, the writers of which can obtain them on application.

Allen, Mary, 29 Huntingdom Street, Caledonian Road, London.

1

Allen, Capt. James, care of Whitworth & Sons, Barque Favord, England, 1 Bayed, Francis, New York, U.S.A.,

McDonald, Mr., Sailmaker, upper Harrington Street, Liverpool, McLachesty, Renfrew, near Glasgow, Scotland,

1

1

Bannerman, Mrs. J., 19 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland, Ballie, Miss J., General Post Office, Liverpool,

Noblet, Miss Charlotte, No. 27, Clamam Street, Liverpool, Peell, Mr. George, Post Office, Melbourne,

Clarke, Charles, Boston Mass, U.S.A.,

Carstensen, Sr. L., Hamburg Brig Mathilde, Batavia,

Entier, Madame. Rue St. You, No. 43, La Rochelle,

Rollason, Captain C., No. 15, Albert Square, East, London,. Ranken, Mr. Alexander, Theological Seminary, Pruceton, W. J., U.S.A, 1 Sawyer, Miss E., the Countess of Ranfurly, 8 Portland Place, Brighton,

England,

1

Firth & Sons, Edwin, Yorkshire, England,

1

Semenza, Henry, Marseille,

Foyed, Miss, No. 9, Alberts Building, Withley Street, Liverpool,

Stephens, Mr. Richard, Post Office, Ballarat, Australia,

1

Gamham, Dr. R. W., University Collego, London,..

1

Sparnaay & Sons, F. S., Rotterdam,

1

Gierke, Maria Kerberg, Pritzwalk, Preussen,

1

Steel, Mr. G. McCrackens Row, Belfast, Ireland,

1

Guthire, Mr. Robert, Barque Phillippine, Captain Rowe, London,

1

Schulljeune, Antwerpen,

Houston, Mrs. James, Mufford Abbey, Ohston Nottingham, England,... 1 Hyland, Miss Margaret, No. 81, Lower Gardner Street, Dublin, Ireland, 1 Hallsham, P. A., 23 Beaufort Street, Chelsea, London,.

Stone, Joshua C., Boston, Mass, U.S.A.,

Stewart, Mrs. Houston, Rufford Abbey, Nottingham, England,

1

Johnston, Miss Margret, care of Mrs. Henry Smith, Charles Street,

Greenock, Scotland,

Sangay, Monsieur Florencio, Cours Lieutand, No. 41, 3rd, Marseilles,... 1 Thompson, Mrs., Alfred Road, Harrow Row, London,

.1

Johnston, Mr., No. 4, Water Street, Swansea, South Wales, England,... 1 King, Captain, Barque Eena, Cork, Ireland,

Taylor, Robert, Cape Town Police Force, Cape of Good Hope, Volckman, Miss J. B. Pike, Esq, 6 Marlborough Villas, Studley Road,

Clapham Road, London,

1

King, Miss E., No. 2, Marybery Buildings, Princes Square, St. Georges,

London,

1

King, Mr. Samuel, care of Mr. John Crewley, Back Street, Gloucester

Mass, Boston, U.S.A.,........

Walker, Mrs. Sarah, 38 St. George Street, Euston Square, London, Waller, Mr. Charles, Customs, Canton,.. Wileys, Mrs. Eliza, Sydney,

1

1

1

1

General Post Office, Hongkong, 18th May, 1863.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 22nd May, 1863.

Alchymist

Letters. Papers.

5

Letters. Papers.

Adelaide

1

Castle Cornelia

1

Forerunner

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Kaloomeer

1

Atriveda

2

Ferozepore 3

2

Mathilde (

Kessington Kelso

1

4

21

Orient Orga

2

1

African

1

City of Durham 1

Glocester

6

Persia

1

3 Saldanha Swiftsure Sobat Seba Somas

16 2

1

8

Alexander

4

Amalia

1

Cromwell

Caliandabar 1 14

G. Ruxton

Luna

Preserverant 1

Geologist

Lion

Peerless

Amoy

2

Carrington 1

Ganges

Anne Bowen

1

Carnatic

Georges

Anna Maria

1

Atrenda

1

Desolate

Huntress

Lord Clyde

Marian Migrator

Palmyra

1

Quiepire

1

Queen of the

Agincourt

3

Dunmail

Marianne

1

North

} 4

St. George

Sovgn. of India 2 Sir F.W.Williams3

Tamana Three Brothers 1

2

1

Alfred Stanley 1

Danietta

Invincible

Maria Elizabeth 1

Queen of the Age15

7

Victorie

Maiden Queen 3

Bombay

Emerald

John Paul

Radnagore

1

Weimouth

Barkelota

1

Juventa

1

Nubia

1

Resolute

1

Bertha

1

Lancia

1

Friendship 1 Freuella

Julie

2

Nestorian

1

Rosedale

Winged Racer West Derby

3

te

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MAY, 1863.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

141

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

May

16,

30.07

76

30.04

75

29.99

74

17.

29.94

75

29.90

76

29.89

75

""

18,

29.90

77

29.90

78

29.90

78

"

19,

30.94

77

29.94

80

29.96

78

"}

20,

29.98

79

30.00

79

29.96

80

"

1

21,

29.97

80

29.95

81

29.92

81

">

""

22,

29.93

81*

29.92

82

29.90

81

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 F.3.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER- MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

?6 A.M.| 3P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn.

Dirn.

F.

Min. Max.

1863.

May 16 28.16 28.19 28.18 28.15 28.13 67.15 68.30.69.00 67.00 68.15 68.50 66.00 69.30 EbS

**

5 ES

17 28.06 28.02 28.01 28.02 28.0270.00 70.00 69.30 70.00 70.00 69.30 68.00 72.00 SSE

18 28.01 28.07 28.07 28.06 28.0370.00 72.00 72.00 69.50 71.50 71.00 67.5074.00 WNW

6 SWbS

1 SW

4 EbS

6 SSW

1 WNW

4

3

Dense fog, drizzle; 7 P.M., a threatoning appear- ance of weather; heavy squa'is of wind and rain during past night.

(10 A.M. strong gale from the SE; at noon mode- rate, fog, rain, thunder, lightning; heavy rain during past night.

Fog, drizzle; evening fine, though fog at intervals.

19 28.08 28.13 28.12 28.08 28.0770.50 74.50 73.1570.00 74.00 72.30 69.00,75.00 N

1 SbE

1 SSE

2

Fine, though fog at intervals.

20 28.11 28.16 28.14 28.1228.10.71.00 72.30 73.0070.3072.00 72.3070.00 74.00 E?S

21 28.10 28.11 28.08 28.04 28.05,73.00 74.30 74.30 72.45 74.15 74.3071.00 74.45 SSW

2 EbS

3 SW

"

22 28.05 28.07 28.05 28.04 28.03,74.30 75.30 75.20 74.10 75.00 75.00 72.30 76.00 S?W

6 S

3 ESE

8 SSW

8 SSW

3

Fog, drizzle; heavy rain during past night.

5 Fog, drizzle, heavy squalls at intervals; rain

1 during past night.

""

Dense fog, wet dew; at noon fresh gale; evening fog, wet dew, lightning; heavy rain during past night, thunder, lightning.

No. 4.-LIST of DEAD LETTERS which have been returned from the General Post Office in London and other places for the various reasons assigned upon them, addressed as undermentioned, the writers of which can obtain them on application.

Allen, Mary, 29 Huntingdom Street, Caledonian Road, London.

1

Allen, Capt. James, care of Whitworth & Sons, Barque Favord, England, 1 Bayed, Francis, New York, U.S.A.,

McDonald, Mr., Sailmaker, upper Harrington Street, Liverpool, McLachesty, Renfrew, near Glasgow, Scotland,

1

1

Bannerman, Mrs. J., 19 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland, Ballie, Miss J., General Post Office, Liverpool,

Noblet, Miss Charlotte, No. 27, Clamam Street, Liverpool, Peell, Mr. George, Post Office, Melbourne,

Clarke, Charles, Boston Mass, U.S.A.,

Carstensen, Sr. L., Hamburg Brig Mathilde, Batavia,

Entier, Madame. Rue St. You, No. 43, La Rochelle,

Rollason, Captain C., No. 15, Albert Square, East, London,. Ranken, Mr. Alexander, Theological Seminary, Pruceton, W. J., U.S.A, 1 Sawyer, Miss E., the Countess of Ranfurly, 8 Portland Place, Brighton,

England,

1

Firth & Sons, Edwin, Yorkshire, England,

1

Semenza, Henry, Marseille,

Foyed, Miss, No. 9, Alberts Building, Withley Street, Liverpool,

Stephens, Mr. Richard, Post Office, Ballarat, Australia,

1

Gamham, Dr. R. W., University Collego, London,..

1

Sparnaay & Sons, F. S., Rotterdam,

1

Gierke, Maria Kerberg, Pritzwalk, Preussen,

1

Steel, Mr. G. McCrackens Row, Belfast, Ireland,

1

Guthire, Mr. Robert, Barque Phillippine, Captain Rowe, London,

1

Schulljeune, Antwerpen,

Houston, Mrs. James, Mufford Abbey, Ohston Nottingham, England,... 1 Hyland, Miss Margaret, No. 81, Lower Gardner Street, Dublin, Ireland, 1 Hallsham, P. A., 23 Beaufort Street, Chelsea, London,.

Stone, Joshua C., Boston, Mass, U.S.A.,

Stewart, Mrs. Houston, Rufford Abbey, Nottingham, England,

1

Johnston, Miss Margret, care of Mrs. Henry Smith, Charles Street,

Greenock, Scotland,

Sangay, Monsieur Florencio, Cours Lieutand, No. 41, 3rd, Marseilles,... 1 Thompson, Mrs., Alfred Road, Harrow Row, London,

.1

Johnston, Mr., No. 4, Water Street, Swansea, South Wales, England,... 1 King, Captain, Barque Eena, Cork, Ireland,

Taylor, Robert, Cape Town Police Force, Cape of Good Hope, Volckman, Miss J. B. Pike, Esq, 6 Marlborough Villas, Studley Road,

Clapham Road, London,

1

King, Miss E., No. 2, Marybery Buildings, Princes Square, St. Georges,

London,

1

King, Mr. Samuel, care of Mr. John Crewley, Back Street, Gloucester

Mass, Boston, U.S.A.,........

Walker, Mrs. Sarah, 38 St. George Street, Euston Square, London, Waller, Mr. Charles, Customs, Canton,.. Wileys, Mrs. Eliza, Sydney,

1

1

1

1

General Post Office, Hongkong, 18th May, 1863.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 22nd May, 1863.

Alchymist

Letters. Papers.

5

Letters. Papers.

Adelaide

1

Castle Cornelia

1

Forerunner

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Kaloomeer

1

Atriveda

2

Ferozepore 3

2

Mathilde (

Kessington Kelso

1

4

21

Orient Orga

2

1

African

1

City of Durham 1

Glocester

6

Persia

1

3 Saldanha Swiftsure Sobat Seba Somas

16 2

1

8

Alexander

4

Amalia

1

Cromwell

Caliandabar 1 14

G. Ruxton

Luna

Preserverant 1

Geologist

Lion

Peerless

Amoy

2

Carrington 1

Ganges

Anne Bowen

1

Carnatic

Georges

Anna Maria

1

Atrenda

1

Desolate

Huntress

Lord Clyde

Marian Migrator

Palmyra

1

Quiepire

1

Queen of the

Agincourt

3

Dunmail

Marianne

1

North

} 4

St. George

Sovgn. of India 2 Sir F.W.Williams3

Tamana Three Brothers 1

2

1

Alfred Stanley 1

Danietta

Invincible

Maria Elizabeth 1

Queen of the Age15

7

Victorie

Maiden Queen 3

Bombay

Emerald

John Paul

Radnagore

1

Weimouth

Barkelota

1

Juventa

1

Nubia

1

Resolute

1

Bertha

1

Lancia

1

Friendship 1 Freuella

Julie

2

Nestorian

1

Rosedale

Winged Racer West Derby

3

te

1

142

THE FONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MAY, 1863.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 22nd May, 1863.

Latters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Almeida, A. A, 3

Carpenter, R. 2

Lets. Paps.

Aegerter, J.

1

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Gonsales, J. Graves

Jones, T.

2

4 2

Agner, C. F.

1

Comp, J.

Oson, S. M. Oliver, W.

1

1

Grune, J.

Sothem, J. Siumconds, J.

1

1

Ager, W.

Clark,

Gomes, J.

Kurssens, H. J. 1 King, M.

1

Pellet, A.

Alexander, C. D.

Chaves, M,

Gold, C.

Petrie, T.

1

Conery, W.

Taylor, J. Todd, J. H.

1

1

1

Green, A.

Lambert, J.

1

Pickering, C.W.1

Talbert

1

Butler, J. B.

1

Cranston, J. W. 1

Baker, W.

1

Child, J.

Goodail, G.

Granderie, E.

Lloyd, E.

Parker, Thos.

Thompson

2

Lu?a

Brand & Co.

1

Corcelles, G.

1

Girette, C.

Thomas, Capt. 1

Lewis, O.

Rabone, W.

1

Britto, A.

1

Crockett, J.

1

3

Behrendt

1

Carnegy & Co. 1

Gleimius,G.R.R.1

Gutschow, C.

Lucas, Miss

Teirney, P.

1

Ronald, S.

1

Thcomsen

1

Lala

Rodrigues

Benito, J. V.

1

Lecog, A.

Roza, A. F.

1

Van der Laan 1

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Dunn

1

H. B.

1

Laun, E.

Roelofs, C. A.

Baptista, M. J. 1

Dounan, D.

3

Hind. H. W. 1

Rementer, G. 2

Brymner, R.

1

Danmerie, L.

1

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

Marques, C. M. 1

Willcox, C. S. 1

Rubbert, F.

Baase. H.

4

Williamson,A.B.1

5

Hide

McRimnon, J. 1

Roza Maria

1

Wallis, C.

1

Bain, W. S.

1

Escude, C.

1

Honis

McKayna, P.

2

Wade, J

Becker, J.

1

Eldridge, H.

Hay

Mason, P.

2

Smith

3

Williamson, W. 1

Battiece, J.

1

Harton, H.

1

Moote, Capt.

Simmons,

Whitehead, W. 1

Bennett. L.

1

Ferreira, A.

2

Hodgson, W.

1

Mello, A.

2

Swan, W.

Williams, D.

7

10

Bonde, C.

Fullertem, A.

Hirsah, A.

Martin, T.

1

Brown, T.

Stephens, E.

1

Whittow

1

1

Funny, F.

1

Hussmann, C. 1

1

Marr, J. B.

2

Shineful, C.

1

Wall & Co.

Bobst, J. R.

1

Freedle,

1

Harrison, E.

1

Meares, C. M.

1

Shedgate, J.

1

Berenhart, A.

1

Fortozo, G.

Hooker, T. S.

1

1

Monroe, G.

1

Bates, G. M.

Saggart, J.

1

Folgin, Capt.

Xavier, C. J.

Holliday, T.

1

Scott, A. C.

1

Barton, Z.

Fraser, W. J.

1

Hoddon,

1

Nexon, A.

1

Stokes, C.

1

Farren, J.

1

Hay, T. L.

3

Nicholas, A.

1

Swanstrom, L. 1

Clarke J

1

Fernandes, A. P.1

Hourigan, D. J.

Nunes, J. M.

Souza

4

Calcott, C. Campbell, D. Comby

I

Shields, Capt. 1

1

Gilpin, S.

Gue, G.

1

Imbert, E. Irvine, J.

14

Oneil, M. Osborne, F.

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 22nd May, 1863.

Suche

1

Spalding, G.

1

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Melville

P. Charlotte

Rapid

Letters. Papers.

1

In re JOSEPH SCOTT, deceased. TOTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin,

or Codicils of the above party, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on Saturday, the Thirtieth day of May, A.D. 1863; or, if none, that the next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, failing which Letters of Administration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court, or such other person as the Court may think fit.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

STEAM FOR

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

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

THE PENINSULAR COMPANY'S Steam-ship

   “OTTAWA,” Captain ANGOVE, with Her Ma- jesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Saturday, the 30th May, 1863, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 28th May, SPECIE until Noon on the 29th May, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 28th May.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

Contents and Value of Puckages 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 Shippers to the Com-

pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them-

NOTICE.

selves responsible for any Detention or Preju-THE undersigned have been appointed Agents

dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 14th May, 1863.

NOTICE.

WE Firm in Foochow.

E have this day established a branch of our

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st April, 1863.

NOTICE.

the estate of N. BOULLE, deceased, are re- LL Persons indebted to, or having claims upon

quested to send particulars of the same to the un- dersigned on or before the 1st of June next.

J. P. DA COSTA, Administrator.

Hongkong, 21st April, 1863.

NOTICE.

R. PETER HAZEON was admitted a Partner

Min our Firm, on the 1st January, 1863

ALFRED WILKINSON & Co. Shanghai, 18th April, 1863.

for Lloyds at Canton and Macao. Communications at Macao to be addressed to Mr. E. L. LAN?A, H. B. M. Consular Agent there.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 25th April, 1863.

ME

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

OXFORD & Co.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

THE undersigned, having been appoined Agents For the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

them, plan or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA. Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OsWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

DT

142

THE FONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MAY, 1863.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 22nd May, 1863.

Latters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Almeida, A. A, 3

Carpenter, R. 2

Lets. Paps.

Aegerter, J.

1

Carberry, Mrs. M. 1

Gonsales, J. Graves

Jones, T.

2

4 2

Agner, C. F.

1

Comp, J.

Oson, S. M. Oliver, W.

1

1

Grune, J.

Sothem, J. Siumconds, J.

1

1

Ager, W.

Clark,

Gomes, J.

Kurssens, H. J. 1 King, M.

1

Pellet, A.

Alexander, C. D.

Chaves, M,

Gold, C.

Petrie, T.

1

Conery, W.

Taylor, J. Todd, J. H.

1

1

1

Green, A.

Lambert, J.

1

Pickering, C.W.1

Talbert

1

Butler, J. B.

1

Cranston, J. W. 1

Baker, W.

1

Child, J.

Goodail, G.

Granderie, E.

Lloyd, E.

Parker, Thos.

Thompson

2

Lu?a

Brand & Co.

1

Corcelles, G.

1

Girette, C.

Thomas, Capt. 1

Lewis, O.

Rabone, W.

1

Britto, A.

1

Crockett, J.

1

3

Behrendt

1

Carnegy & Co. 1

Gleimius,G.R.R.1

Gutschow, C.

Lucas, Miss

Teirney, P.

1

Ronald, S.

1

Thcomsen

1

Lala

Rodrigues

Benito, J. V.

1

Lecog, A.

Roza, A. F.

1

Van der Laan 1

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Dunn

1

H. B.

1

Laun, E.

Roelofs, C. A.

Baptista, M. J. 1

Dounan, D.

3

Hind. H. W. 1

Rementer, G. 2

Brymner, R.

1

Danmerie, L.

1

Hamilton, Mrs. 1

Marques, C. M. 1

Willcox, C. S. 1

Rubbert, F.

Baase. H.

4

Williamson,A.B.1

5

Hide

McRimnon, J. 1

Roza Maria

1

Wallis, C.

1

Bain, W. S.

1

Escude, C.

1

Honis

McKayna, P.

2

Wade, J

Becker, J.

1

Eldridge, H.

Hay

Mason, P.

2

Smith

3

Williamson, W. 1

Battiece, J.

1

Harton, H.

1

Moote, Capt.

Simmons,

Whitehead, W. 1

Bennett. L.

1

Ferreira, A.

2

Hodgson, W.

1

Mello, A.

2

Swan, W.

Williams, D.

7

10

Bonde, C.

Fullertem, A.

Hirsah, A.

Martin, T.

1

Brown, T.

Stephens, E.

1

Whittow

1

1

Funny, F.

1

Hussmann, C. 1

1

Marr, J. B.

2

Shineful, C.

1

Wall & Co.

Bobst, J. R.

1

Freedle,

1

Harrison, E.

1

Meares, C. M.

1

Shedgate, J.

1

Berenhart, A.

1

Fortozo, G.

Hooker, T. S.

1

1

Monroe, G.

1

Bates, G. M.

Saggart, J.

1

Folgin, Capt.

Xavier, C. J.

Holliday, T.

1

Scott, A. C.

1

Barton, Z.

Fraser, W. J.

1

Hoddon,

1

Nexon, A.

1

Stokes, C.

1

Farren, J.

1

Hay, T. L.

3

Nicholas, A.

1

Swanstrom, L. 1

Clarke J

1

Fernandes, A. P.1

Hourigan, D. J.

Nunes, J. M.

Souza

4

Calcott, C. Campbell, D. Comby

I

Shields, Capt. 1

1

Gilpin, S.

Gue, G.

1

Imbert, E. Irvine, J.

14

Oneil, M. Osborne, F.

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 22nd May, 1863.

Suche

1

Spalding, G.

1

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Melville

P. Charlotte

Rapid

Letters. Papers.

1

In re JOSEPH SCOTT, deceased. TOTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin,

or Codicils of the above party, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on Saturday, the Thirtieth day of May, A.D. 1863; or, if none, that the next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, failing which Letters of Administration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court, or such other person as the Court may think fit.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

STEAM FOR

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

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

THE PENINSULAR COMPANY'S Steam-ship

   “OTTAWA,” Captain ANGOVE, with Her Ma- jesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Saturday, the 30th May, 1863, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 28th May, SPECIE until Noon on the 29th May, and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 28th May.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong- kong.

Contents and Value of Puckages 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 Shippers to the Com-

pany's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them-

NOTICE.

selves responsible for any Detention or Preju-THE undersigned have been appointed Agents

dice which may happen from incorrectness on such declaration. Shippers of Cargo on the Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- larly requested to note the Terms and Conditions of these Bills of Lading, with reference to the Transhipment and forwarding of Cargo, with a view to the adequateness of their Insurance Policies in respect of the same.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 14th May, 1863.

NOTICE.

WE Firm in Foochow.

E have this day established a branch of our

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st April, 1863.

NOTICE.

the estate of N. BOULLE, deceased, are re- LL Persons indebted to, or having claims upon

quested to send particulars of the same to the un- dersigned on or before the 1st of June next.

J. P. DA COSTA, Administrator.

Hongkong, 21st April, 1863.

NOTICE.

R. PETER HAZEON was admitted a Partner

Min our Firm, on the 1st January, 1863

ALFRED WILKINSON & Co. Shanghai, 18th April, 1863.

for Lloyds at Canton and Macao. Communications at Macao to be addressed to Mr. E. L. LAN?A, H. B. M. Consular Agent there.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 25th April, 1863.

ME

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

OXFORD & Co.

HINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1862.

THE undersigned, having been appoined Agents For the above Office in Hongkong, are pre- pared to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, Singapore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, and Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

them, plan or enamelled, by applying at the Office of the undersigned.

D. NORONHA. Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OsWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

DT

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DROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 22.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH MAY, 1863.

VOL. X.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 5 of 1863.

WEDNESDAY, 13TH MAY, 1863.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR and all the Members, except the ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY and the COLONIAL TREASURER who were absent from indisposition, and the SURVEYOR GENERAL absent at Canton.

The Council met to-day by special Summons.

Minutes of the Council held on the 26th February last, were read and approved.

Reed a first time a Bill, entitled “An Ordinance to repeal Ordinance No. 1 of 1853, and to provide

Gaols and Debtors' Wards, and for the due control of Prisoners therein."

T

Read a first time a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance for the better assessing and collecting the Police and

Lighting Rates within the Colony of Hongkong."

The Council adjourned to Tuesday, the 26th Instant, at noon.

Read and approved this 26th Day of May, 1863. ?

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

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. 3 of 1863.

W. T. MERCER,

Acting Governor.

     By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

W. T. MERCER.

An Ordinance for Vesting all Estates and Property occupied by or for the Naval Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in this Colony in the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, of the said United Kingdom for the time being.

[26th May, 1863.]

Whereas divers messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments have been at various times purchased for the use of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and conveyed to several different persons in trust for Her Majesty and Her Royal Predecessors and Her and their Heirs and Successors, and the same have been placed under the charge of the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom for the time being, and it is ex-

Title.

Preamble.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 22.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH MAY, 1863.

VOL. X.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 5 of 1863.

WEDNESDAY, 13TH MAY, 1863.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR and all the Members, except the ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY and the COLONIAL TREASURER who were absent from indisposition, and the SURVEYOR GENERAL absent at Canton.

The Council met to-day by special Summons.

Minutes of the Council held on the 26th February last, were read and approved.

Reed a first time a Bill, entitled “An Ordinance to repeal Ordinance No. 1 of 1853, and to provide

Gaols and Debtors' Wards, and for the due control of Prisoners therein."

T

Read a first time a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance for the better assessing and collecting the Police and

Lighting Rates within the Colony of Hongkong."

The Council adjourned to Tuesday, the 26th Instant, at noon.

Read and approved this 26th Day of May, 1863. ?

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

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. 3 of 1863.

W. T. MERCER,

Acting Governor.

     By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

W. T. MERCER.

An Ordinance for Vesting all Estates and Property occupied by or for the Naval Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in this Colony in the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, of the said United Kingdom for the time being.

[26th May, 1863.]

Whereas divers messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments have been at various times purchased for the use of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and conveyed to several different persons in trust for Her Majesty and Her Royal Predecessors and Her and their Heirs and Successors, and the same have been placed under the charge of the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom for the time being, and it is ex-

Title.

Preamble.

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Lands now held in

use of the Naval Ser-

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MAY, 1863.

pedient that the same and all other messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments that may be hereafter purchased, or in any manner used and occupied by or for the said service, should be vested in the Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the time being: Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Acting Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:---

I. From and after the passing of this Ordinance all messuages, lands, tenements, any manner for the and hereditaments, erections, buildings, and property whatever which have been con- vice in Hongkong to Veyed to or are vested in any person or persons, or are held or in any manner occupied vest in Lord High by or in the name of any person or persons in trust for Her Majesty or Her Royal missioners to execute Predecessors and Her or their Heirs or Successors for the use of the Naval Service of

his Office.

   Lands hereafter to be - so acquired in Hong-

or the Commissioners

the said United Kingdom, or of any of the Departments of or belonging to the said Naval Service within this Colony by whatever mode of conveyance or by whatever title or for whatever estate or interest therein, the same shall have been conveyed or be vested, held or occupied, together with the rights, members, easements, and appurte- nances to the same respectively belonging, shall be and become and remain and continue vested in the Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the time being, according to the respective nature and quality of the said messuages, lands, tenements, and here- ditaments, and the several estates and interests of and in the same respectively in trust for Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors for the Public Service.

II. From and after the purchase and conveyance grant or demise thereof all other kong to vest in the messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments which shall at any time or times here- Lord High Admiral after be purchased, taken, held, or occupied by the Lord High Admiral or the Commis- to execute his Office. Sioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the time being, or by any person or persons by his or their order for the Naval Service of the said United Kingdom, or of any of the Departments of or belonging to the said Naval Service and all erections and buildings which shall then or may be thereafter erected or built thereon, with the rights, members, easements, and appurtenances to the same respectively belonging, shall in like manner be and become and remain and con- tinue vested in the Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom, or the Commis- sioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the time being and his or their Successors in the said Office according to the respective nature and quality of the said messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, and the several estates and interests of and in the same respectively in trust as aforesaid.

To be so held in per- petual succession.

What sufficient Ti-

in conveyances.

III. Upon the death, resignation, or removal of the present Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom or of any of them, or of any future such Commissioners, or of any Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom, all such messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments respectively shall become vested in and be held by the succeeding Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral aforesaid, or the Lord High Admiral aforesaid, as the case may be, and so in perpetual succession, according to the respective nature and quality of the said messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, and the several estates and interests of and in the same respectively in trust as aforesaid.

IV. In all Deeds, Conveyances, Leases, Contracts, and other Instruments touching the of Commissioners any estate, property, matter, or thing relating to the Naval Service of the said United Kingdom or to any Department under the control of the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral aforesaid, or whereto they or any of them shall be parties, it shall be sufficient to describe them generally by the style and title of "The "Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom "of Great Britain and Ireland," without expressing their names, and all such Deeds, Conveyances, Leases, Contracts, and other Instruments, wherein the said Commissioners shall be so described, and the execution or signature thereof by any two of them, shall be as valid and effectual to all intents and purposes as if they or any of them had been expressly named therein and had executed or signed the same.

ers.

Power of Sale, &c., V. It shall and may be lawful for the Commissioners for executing the Office of given to Commission- Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the time being or any two or more of them, or the Lord High Admiral aforesaid, to sell, exchange, or in any manner dispose of, or let, or demise any of the messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments respectively which shall be vested in them under or by virtue of this Ordinance with their respective ap- purtenances either by public auction or private contract, and in due form of Law to convey, surrender, assign, or make over or to grant or demise the same respectively, as

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the same

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MAY, 1863.

e case may require, to any person or persons who shall be willing to purchase or take respectively, and also to do any other act, matter, or thing in relation to any ach messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments which they or he shall deem bene- al for the Public Service in relation thereto or for the better management thereof which might be done by any person or persons having a like interest in any such mes- sages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments.

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distrain in respect of

to costs of suit.

       VI. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord Power to sue and High Admiral aforesaid for the time being, or the Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the such Lands given to time being, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to bring, prosecute, and Commissioners, and as

aintain any action, suit, or other proceeding at law or in equity, for recovering posses- of any messuages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, by this Ordinance vested in them or him as aforesaid, and to distrain or sue for any arrears of rent which shall have shall become due for or in respect thereof, under any demise from the said Commis- sioners or Lord High Admiral, or any person or persons on their or his behalf, or on half of Her Majesty, and also to bring, prosecute, or maintain or to defend any other action or suit in respect of, or in relation to, the said messuages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or any trespass or encroachment committed thereon, or damage or injury done thereto; and that in every such action or suit the said Commissioners shall be called "The Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain and Ireland," without naming them; and no such action or suit shall abate, by the death, resignation, or removal of such Commissioners, or any of them, or of such Lord High Admiral, any law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding: And the said Commissioners, or Lord High Admiral shall be entitled to recover costs for and on behalf of Her Majesty, where judgment shall be given for the Crown, and shall be liable to pay costs where judgment shall be given against the Crown, in any such action, suit, or other proceeding in like manner, and subject to the same rules and provisions as though such action, suit, or other proceeding had been had between subject and subject:

Naval purposes to be

       VII. Provided always, that nothing in this Ordinance contained shall empower or be No property reserved construed, deemed or taken to empower the Lord High Admiral or the Commissioners by the Governor for aforesaid for the time being to sell or dispose of (otherwise than by way of surrender alienable except by to Her Majesty, Her Heirs, or Successors) any property reserved or granted by His way of surrender. Excellency the Governor for naval or public purposes and held or accepted by the Lord High Admiral or the Commissioners aforesaid for the time being under any Grant,

Lease, License or Appropriation made by the Governor on that behalf.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 26th Day of May, 1863.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORI? REGINE.

No. 4 of 1863.

By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

W. T. MERCER.

An Ordinance to repeal Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 and to provide Gaols and Debtors'

Wards, and for the due control of Prisoners therein.

[26th May, 1863.]

      Whereas the present Gaol is insufficient for the Prisoners now incarcerated therein and it is advisable to repeal the Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 and to provide further I'rison accommodation and for due management and control of Prisoners: Be it therefore enacted by His Excellency the Acting Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

Title.

Preamble.

      I. The Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 intituled "An Ordinance for the Regulation of the Ordinance No. 1 of Gaol of Hongkong" is hereby repealed.

1853 repealed.

the same

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MAY, 1863.

e case may require, to any person or persons who shall be willing to purchase or take respectively, and also to do any other act, matter, or thing in relation to any ach messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments which they or he shall deem bene- al for the Public Service in relation thereto or for the better management thereof which might be done by any person or persons having a like interest in any such mes- sages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments.

145

distrain in respect of

to costs of suit.

       VI. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord Power to sue and High Admiral aforesaid for the time being, or the Lord High Admiral aforesaid for the such Lands given to time being, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to bring, prosecute, and Commissioners, and as

aintain any action, suit, or other proceeding at law or in equity, for recovering posses- of any messuages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, by this Ordinance vested in them or him as aforesaid, and to distrain or sue for any arrears of rent which shall have shall become due for or in respect thereof, under any demise from the said Commis- sioners or Lord High Admiral, or any person or persons on their or his behalf, or on half of Her Majesty, and also to bring, prosecute, or maintain or to defend any other action or suit in respect of, or in relation to, the said messuages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or any trespass or encroachment committed thereon, or damage or injury done thereto; and that in every such action or suit the said Commissioners shall be called "The Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain and Ireland," without naming them; and no such action or suit shall abate, by the death, resignation, or removal of such Commissioners, or any of them, or of such Lord High Admiral, any law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding: And the said Commissioners, or Lord High Admiral shall be entitled to recover costs for and on behalf of Her Majesty, where judgment shall be given for the Crown, and shall be liable to pay costs where judgment shall be given against the Crown, in any such action, suit, or other proceeding in like manner, and subject to the same rules and provisions as though such action, suit, or other proceeding had been had between subject and subject:

Naval purposes to be

       VII. Provided always, that nothing in this Ordinance contained shall empower or be No property reserved construed, deemed or taken to empower the Lord High Admiral or the Commissioners by the Governor for aforesaid for the time being to sell or dispose of (otherwise than by way of surrender alienable except by to Her Majesty, Her Heirs, or Successors) any property reserved or granted by His way of surrender. Excellency the Governor for naval or public purposes and held or accepted by the Lord High Admiral or the Commissioners aforesaid for the time being under any Grant,

Lease, License or Appropriation made by the Governor on that behalf.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 26th Day of May, 1863.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORI? REGINE.

No. 4 of 1863.

By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

W. T. MERCER.

An Ordinance to repeal Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 and to provide Gaols and Debtors'

Wards, and for the due control of Prisoners therein.

[26th May, 1863.]

      Whereas the present Gaol is insufficient for the Prisoners now incarcerated therein and it is advisable to repeal the Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 and to provide further I'rison accommodation and for due management and control of Prisoners: Be it therefore enacted by His Excellency the Acting Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

Title.

Preamble.

      I. The Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 intituled "An Ordinance for the Regulation of the Ordinance No. 1 of Gaol of Hongkong" is hereby repealed.

1853 repealed.

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Governor authorized

present Gaol for “The

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30?? MAY, 1863.

II. So much and such Parts of the present Gaol in Victoria as His Excellency the to set apart Parts of Governor shall from time to time by order in writing direct for the purpose shall be set Victoria Gaol" and apart and be used for a Gaol and shall be called the "Victoria Gaol," and so much and such parts of the said present Gaol as His Excellency the Governor shall from time to time by order in writing direct for the purpose shall be set apart and used for a Debtors' Ward or Prison and shall be called the Debtors' Ward in the Victoria Gaol.

other Parts for Deb- tors' Ward.

Governor authorized

of StoneCutters'Island

of such Gaol.

III. It shall be lawful for His Excellency the Governor by order in writing under to set apart all or part his hand to appropriate and set apart the whole or so much and such parts of Stone for a Gaol and Hulk Cutters' Island in the Harbour of Victoria as His Excellency shall from time to time to be treated as part direct for a Gaol, which shall be called the "New Gaol," and until the said "New Gaol" shall be finished and for such further time as His Excellency the Governor shall think fit a certain Hulk now in course of being fitted for the purpose of receiving Prisoners to be employed on the said Island shall be treated as forming part of the said lastmentioned Gaol.

Governor authorized

sites for Gaol and

IV. It shall be lawful for Ilis Excellency the Governor by order in writing under to set apart any other his hand from time to time hereafter to appropriate and set apart any other site or sites Debtors' Ward. within the said Colony as and for a Gaol or Gaols and a Debtors' Ward or Debtors' Wards which sites respectively shall be called by such names respectively as shall in any such order be specified.

to determine the use.

Debtors' Wards.

Governor authorized V. It shall be lawful for His Excellency the Governor from time to time by order of the said Gaol and in writing to determine the use of the said Gaol and Debtors' Ward and of such other Gaols and Debtors' Wards as shall have been formed as aforesaid or of any or either of them for the purposes of a Gaol and Debtors' Ward respectively and to dedicate the same sites respectively for any other purposes.

Penalty on Persons

authorized for landing

VI. From and after the passing of this Ordinance no Person shall land upon the other than those duly said Island called Stone Cutters' Island except a Justice of Peace, an Officer of Police approaching or such Persons as shall be duly authorized by an order signed by the Colonial Secretary; Stone Cutters' Island. and no Vessel shall without sufficient reason approach to within the distance of One

on or

 How Superinten- dents and Staff for

pointed.

hundred yards from the said Island except Police Boats, Commissariat Boats, Boats belonging to Her Majesty's Ships of War, or Boats carrying Justices of the Peace or persons employed in the service of this Government, or persons duly authorized as above; and any Person who, contrary to this Ordinance, shall land on the said Island or shall being in any Vessel wilfully approach within the said distance from the said Island shall incur a penalty of not exceeding Five hundred Dollars.

        VII. Each Gaol shall be under the care and control of an Officer to be styled the each Gaol to be ap- Superintendent of such Gaol, who shall be assisted by a Staff to be appointed from time.

to time by His Excellency the Governor, and such portion of any Gaol as shall be set apart for the confinement of Debtors shall be further subject to the supervision and authority of the Sheriff of the Colony; and it shall be lawful for the Governor to appoint a Superintendent General of Prisons, if he shall think fit.

Rules, &c., to be made.

Gaol Rules now in use to continue until

VIII. All Persons within the said Gaols and Debtors' Wards respectively already constituted or hereafter to be constituted shall be subject to such general and special Rules and Regulations and to such penalties and punishments respectively as are hereinafter authorized or as shall be laid down and Imposed by Rules and Regu- lations to be passed and authorized in manner hereinafter provided.

        IX. The Rules now in use for the Regulation of the Gaol of Victoria shall continue altered as after pro-in force for the Government of all Gaols and Debtors' Wards in this Colony until the

vided for.

Alteration of Rules provided.

same shall be modified as hereinafter provided, and a copy of the said Rules shall be continually displayed within the said Gaols and Debtors' Wards respectively in some conspicuous place where they may be with facility seen and read by the Inmates of the said Gaols and Debtors' Wards, and a Copy shall also be appended to the Justices' Visit- ing Book in every Gaol.

X. Such Regulations shall be from time to time revised or added to as may be found necessary, and for this purpose it shall be competent for His Excellency the Governor in Executive Council to make such revisions or additions, or for any number of Justices of the Peace, not less than three, of whom a Police Magistrate shall be one to meet, and frame such revisions or additions as may be considered expedient; provided that such amended Regulations shall not have effect until they shall have been approved by His Excellency the Governor, and it shall the duty of the Police nalties in Rules, &c. Magistrate to forward such amended Regulations to the Colonial Secretary.

Limitation of Pe-

Provided

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MAY, 1863.

also that no greater penalties shall be imposed for any breach of any Prison Rule than to the extent hereby provided.

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tendent alone to pu-

soners.

      XI. It shall be lawful for the Superintendent of any Gaol to punish by Imprison- Power of Superin- ment in a Solitary Cell for not exceeding Three Days on Bread and Water or Rice and nish refractory Pri- Water, or, if the Prisoner be under conviction of Felony, to punish by moderate corporal punishment not exceeding Twelve Strokes of a Rattan, any Prisoner whom he may find after due investigation to have been guilty of any of the following offences or of any breach of Prison Regulation or Discipline:

Assault and Battery.

Profane Cursing or Swearing or using indecent, violent or insulting Language. Indecent, irreverent, or disorderly behaviour.

Idleness or Negligence in Work or wilful Damage to or mismanagement of it. Wilful damage to any Cell, Ward or Room, or to any Gaol Furniture or Property

whatsoever.

tendent and Justice of

intendent insuffi-

      XII. If a Prisoner be guilty of any of the above Offences or of a breach of Gaol Powers of Superin- Regulations or Discipline for the due punishment of which the Superintendent of any the Peace to punish Gaol may deem the powers vested in him insufficient, it shall be lawful for such Super- when those of Super- intendent in conjunction with any Justice of the Peace for the said Colony after in- cient. quiry to punish such Prisoner by close or Solitary Confinement on Bread and Water or Rice and Water for not exceeding Fourteen Days, or, if the Prisoner be under con- viction for Felony or have within Three Months next previous been guilty of a similar Offence, by personal correction not exceeding Thirty-six Strokes.

If punishment be

to such punishment.

    XIII. No corporal punishment shall be inflicted without the written Certificate of flogging, Twelve hours the Medical Officer that the Prisoner can receive the punishment without injury to his to expire before its in- health; and no such punishment shall be inflicted until after the expiration of Twelve fliction, and exceptions Hours after the Prisoner shall have been sentenced thereto under the two Sections next preceding, and no Corporal Punishment shall be inflicted on any Prisoner confined for debt or on first class misdemeanants.

Penalty for sup- plying Articles

in XIV. If any Person shall introduce into any Prison or wilfully convey any manner to or within the reach of any Prisoner, whether within or without the Gaol Prisoners. Walls, any intoxicating Drink, Tobacco, Opium, Letter or other articles not allowed by the Rules of such Prison, he shall pay a penalty not exceeding Twenty-five Dollars, and such articles shall be confiscated.

to

dent to certain sen-

soners to be free from

     XV. When any Magistrate or Court shall sentence a Prisoner to hard labour, the What labour inci- same shall mean hard labour (in chains if necessary) within or without the Prison Walls tences and what Pri- in such mode as the Superintendent of such Gaol shall with the sanction of His Excellency imposed labour. the Governor appoint, and if a Prisoner be sentenced to hard labour within the Prison, the same shall mean similar labour imposed in a similar manner within or without the Prison Walls, and if a Prisoner be sentenced to Imprisonment, the same shall mean Imprisonment with labour of such light description within the Prison Walls as may be appointed by the Superintendent under the sanction of His Excellency the Governor; but Prisoners charged with Crime or Offence confined for want of Sureties or to take their trial shall not be under any obligation to labour beyond such labour as may be reasonably proper for the purpose of preparing their own food and keeping their Persons and Dress in a proper state, and keeping their Cells clean. If any Prisoners for Debt or on Civil process or under committal for trial shall request to be employed in labour, the Superintendent of the Gaol may respectively employ them in such Work as may

seem to him suitable.

     XVI. All penalties imposed hereby or by any Rules and Regulations to be in Mode of recovering force under this Ordinance shall be sued for and recovered under Ordinance No. 10 of penalties.

1844.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 26th Day of May, 1863.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

?

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MAY, 1863.

No. 61.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Account Current for the year 1862-3, rendered by the Trustees of St. John's Cathedral, is published for general information in accordance with Ordinance No. 2 of 1847, Clause XVI. By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th May, 1863.

Dr.

The Trustees of SAINT JOHN'S CATHEDRAL in account current with J. J. MACKENZIE.

Cr.

1863.

$ C.

1863.

Mar. 31 To Mr. Sangster's salary 12 months to date at $80)

per month,.

960 00

31

""

""

Mr. Saunders, Sexton, salary to date 12 months

at $14.86 per month,..

1

178 32

Balance from last account, Mar. 31 By Pew Rents collected, viz.,—

234 sittings at $10........

at 5... relet at 5..

C. 180 00

$2,340

5

""

""

30

31

?

"

Coolies Wages, two 12 months at $7 per month

each,

168 00

Total,..

.$2,375

31

"

"

Bread and Wine,..

15 00

less outstanding 1 sitting,

10 2,365 00

31

27

Oil, Candles, washing and mending, &c.,

52 00

31

""

??

31

""

31

31

""

"J

Cost of 2 Chairs and 1 Screen,

31

""

Cost of Books for choir,

""

"

"2

Carpenter, replacing sounding boards to Pulpits,

Repairs to Organ in Feb. and Nov. 1862,.

Bowra & Co., bill, Carpenters Tools,

Advertising notice to Seat holders,

?

Commission paid Mr. C. St. G. Cleverly for superintending the erection of the Building, Balance in hand,..

26 95

33 80

9.00

4 50

20 00

10 30

785 28

281 85

TOTAL,.....

2,545 00

2,545 00

Hongkong, 16th April, 1863.

Examined with the Vouchers and found correct.

J. C. POWER,

Auditor on the part of Government.

JAS. J. MACKENZIE, Trustee and Treasurer to the Body of Trustees.

Examined with the Vouchers and fund correct.

J. G. LINSTEAD, Auditor on behalf of the Seat holders.

N.B.-The Commission paid to Mr. Cleverly was 5 per cent on ?3,272 contributed by private subscription for the erection of the Cathedral and sanctioned by the Trustees at their Meeting of August 6th, 1860.

No. 62.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Acting Governor has been pleased to recognize GEORGE J. HELLAND, Esquire, as Acting Consul for Denmark at this Port, during the absence of FREDERICK H. BLOCK, Esquire, in Europe, and subject to the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th May, 1863.

No. 59.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified that the services of a Clerk, and an Interpreter, are required by this Govern- ment for the Establishment of the Convict Hulk Royal Saxon.

The Salary of the Clerk is $576 and that of the Interpreter $384 per annum.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st May, 1863.

No. 60.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given that Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before the 15th Proximo, for the erection of the Central Police Barracks on the site of the old Gaol.

Plans and Specification may be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd May, 1863.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MAY, 1863.

NOTICE.

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HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 12th May, 1863.

Notice to Consignees, Musters and others in charge of Merchant Vessels.

1. On or before the 1st June proximo ali ships with the following exceptions shall be moved over to the North Side of Harbour, mooring them properly with 45 Fathoms on each chain, the anchors lying in an E.N.E. and W.S.W. direction from each other.

        The Southern line of this anchorage is, the North Extremity of Hongkong shut in with the South Extremity of the Kowloon Peninsula bearing E. by S.; the Top Gallant Masts and Yards are to be on deck and flying Jib-boom in, a spare

chor should be ready for letting go, and the hawse invariably kept clear.

3. Hulks or receiving ships (not having Top Masts pointed) may, for convenience, lie on the South Shore.

4. Ships discharging cargo may also by perinission anchor on the South Shore.

         The Peninsular and Oriental Company's Hulk Fort William is, for the convenience of the Public Service, allowed to remain where she is the Mail Steamers anchoring near her but not to Southward.

        Vessels under Articles 3 and 4 and 5 must perfectly understand that although they have permission to remain there, it is entirely at their own risk.

R. MCMURDO, Acting Harbour Master.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

May

23,

29.90

79

29.90

80

29.92

79

24,

29.93

80

29.92

80

29.95

79

""

25,

29.97

79

29.90

78

29.94

79

,,

26,

29.96

78

30.06

78

29.94

78

""

27,

29.94

78

29.93

79

29.92

78

}}

28,

29.92

78

29.90

80

29.88

79

""

29,

29.90

78

29.87

82

29.84

80

""

DATE.

1863.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK..

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULR.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER- |MOMETER,

Self Re- |gistering

Min. Max.

6 A.M. 3 P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

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25 28.07 28.11.28.10 28.08 28.07 69.00 71.39 70.00 68.00 69.00 67.30 €8.00 72.00 ELS 26 28.08 28.11 28.11 28.08 28.07 69.00|71.05|71.00 68.00 69.55 69.50 68.00 72.10 EN 27 28.07 28.10 28.10|28.0928.0470.3072.1071.0070.00 71.00/70.15 69.30 73.00 E?S

28 28.05 28.08 28.06|28.0428.0071.10 74.0071.30/70.00 72.00'68.00 69.00 74.50 E

29 28.02 28.05 28.05 28,00 27.9970.30 74.1573.30 70.00 72.00 72.

1 NW

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3 EbN

1 WNW

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3 Fine, though slight fog at intervals.

4 Fine.

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Fog, wet dew; from 9 A.M., fine.

72.00/70

70.00 77.30 E?S

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4 EN

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Fine, though hazy, fog at intervals, during the

evening,

In re GEORGE ROGERS, deceased. TOTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin, and all other persons, to produce any Wills Codicils of the above party, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, the Third day of June, A.D. 1863;

, if none, that the next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, failing which Letters of Administration will be granted to the Registrar of the said Court, or such other person

the Court may think fit.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

BINDOOSTAN MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, 1862.

HE undersigned, having been appoined Agents

d to grant Policies payable in Hongkong, pore, Pinang, Calcutta, Bombay, Moulmein, *** Rangoon.

CARAPIET & Co., Agents.

Old Bailey Street.

Hongkong, 9th December, 1862,

CANTON ROOMS.

HE subjoined List of unclaimed Dividends is

cerned.

C. W. MURRAY, Honorary Treasurer.

Hongkong, 25th May, 1863.

Dorabjee N. Camajee, Sandwith Drinker, Habbibhoy Ebrahimbhoy,. G. Hussunally & Co.,. C. R. Tailor,

W. Robinet,

P. B. Colah,

M. S. Lungrana,.. Royal Sussex Lodge,

NOTICE.

$ 99.85 199.70

99.85

99.85

99.85

93.50

237.50

142.50 95.00

THE undersigned have been appointed Agents

for Lloyds at Canton and Macao. Communications at Macao to be addressed to Mr. E. L. LAN?A, H. B. M. Consular Agent there.

'GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 25th April, 1863.

5 Fog, wet dew; from 9 A.M., very fine.

NOTICE.

E have this day established a branch of our

Firm in Foochow.

WE

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st April, 1863.

A

NOTICE.

LL Persons indebted to, or having claims upon the estate of N. BOULLE, deceased, are re- quested to send particulars of the same to the un- dersigned on or before the 1st of June next.

J. P. DA COSTA, Administrator.

Hongkong, 21st April, 1863.

M

NOTICE.

ESSRS. ALEXANDER C. LEVYSOHN and JACOB ARNHOLD have this day been ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

China, 1st January, 1863.

OXFORD & Co.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, Oswald's Terrace, WELLINGTON STREET.

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DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 23.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 6TH JUNE, 1863.

VOL. X.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 6 OF 1863.

TUESDAY, 26TH MAY, 1863.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR and all the Members, except the COLONIAL TREASURER absent

from indisposition.

The Council met to-day pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 13th Instant, were read and approved.

Read Despatch, No. 32 of 27th March last, from His Grace the Secretary of State, announcing that the Address to the Queen conveying the congratulations of the Legislative Council of Hongkong on the Marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales had been laid before Her Majesty, and that the Queen was pleased to receive very graciously the expression of loyalty and respect therein contained.

Read Despatch, No. 38 of 6th April last, from His Grace the Secretary of State, signifying the approval of the Bill concerning Naval Property in the Colony, which was read a first time at a Meeting of this Council on the 17th January.

The said Bill was then read a second time, committed, and passed. It bore the following Title: "An Ordinance for vesting all Estates and Property occupied by or for the Naval Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in this Colony in the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, of the said United Kingdom for the time being;" and was numbered "No. 3 of 1863."

The Bill for the registration and regulation of public carriages was laid on the Table; and it was

ordered that the same be printed and circulated amongst Members.

The Bill "to repeal Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 and to provide Gaols and Debtors' Wards, and for the

due control of Prisoners therein," was read a second time;

And the Council went into Committee upon the said Bill.

Sections 1 to 5 agreed to.

Sections 6, 7, and 8 amended and agreed to.

Section 9 agreed to.

Section 7 recommitted, amended, and agreed to.

Section 10 amended and agreed to.

Section 11 agreed to.

Section 13 renumbered, and made Section 12.

Section 12 amended, and ordered to stand as Section 13.

Section 14 struck out.

Sections 15 and 16 amended, and made Sections 14 and 15.

Section 17 struck out.

Section 18 renumbered, and made Section 16.

The Council having adopted the amendments niade in Committee,

152

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH JUNE, 1863.

The Acting Governor put the Question, That this Bill as amended do pass, and that the Title be "An Ordinance to repeal Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 and to provide Gaols and Debtors' Wards, and for the due control of Prisoners therein.'

"

Question put and carried, the Ordinance being numbered "No. 4 of 1863."

The second reading of the Bill concerning the Police and Lighting Rate Assessment was deferred till

the next Meeting.

The Council adjourned to Tuesday, the 2nd Proximo, at noon.

Read and approved this 2nd Day of June, 1863.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Acting Governor.

  The following Bill, now under consideration by the Legislative Council, is published for general information.

By Order,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 2nd June, 1863.

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

HONGKONG.

Title.

Preamble.

ANNO VICESIMO SEXTO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1863.

By His Excellency WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of 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 provide for the regulation of Public Vehicles and their Drivers and Bearers within Victoria.

[

January, 1863.]

Whereas it is expedient to provide for the regulation of Public Chairs within the City of Victoria and its neighbourhood in this Colony and for that purpose that Public Chairs and the Owners and Bearers of Chairs should be licensed and subject to Rules and Regulations: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Acting Governor of Hongkong with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof as follows:-

 No Vehicle to ply I. No Vehicle shall be allowed to ply for hire or to be hired within the City of for hire in Victoria Victoria and its neighbourhood unless and until the Owner or one of the Owners thereof until License obtained. shall have obtained a License for the same, which License the Registrar General of this

and neighbourhood

Penalty for breach.

Licenses to be taken

half-yearly and sums

Colony is hereby required to grant subject to such Rules and Regulations as are hereby ordained and authorized. Every Person being Owner or part Owner of a Vehicle or Chair, which shall ply for hire within the limits aforesaid without such License and every Driver or Bearer of such Vehicle or Chair who shall ply for hire without such License as is hereby required shall be subject to a penalty of not exceeding Dollars.

        II. Every such License shall be taken out Half-yearly or for the residue of the out and to be renewed current Half-year and shall expire on the Thirtieth Day of June and on the Thirty-first payable for licenses Day of December respectively in each Year. Upon the taking out of every such License ordinary and special. there shall be paid to the Registrar General for the use of the Public Treasury of this

Colony the following Fee:-

For an Ordinary License for a Vehicle drawn by one Horse or more Dollars.

For a Special License for a Vehicle drawn by one Horse or more Dollars.

For an Ordinary License for a Chair

Dollars.

152

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH JUNE, 1863.

The Acting Governor put the Question, That this Bill as amended do pass, and that the Title be "An Ordinance to repeal Ordinance No. 1 of 1853 and to provide Gaols and Debtors' Wards, and for the due control of Prisoners therein.'

"

Question put and carried, the Ordinance being numbered "No. 4 of 1863."

The second reading of the Bill concerning the Police and Lighting Rate Assessment was deferred till

the next Meeting.

The Council adjourned to Tuesday, the 2nd Proximo, at noon.

Read and approved this 2nd Day of June, 1863.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOV