Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1864

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND JANUARY, 1864.

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There are at present about 25 Public Hydrants daily at work, and upwards of 10 Private Houses and Public Buildings. already supplied with water, (a list of which agreeably to your request I forwarded, or your information some days since.) The whole of the mains have also for some time past been kept almost constantly charged and ready for immediate use in cases of fire. There are 4 or 5 Public Hydrants in course of erection in the Tai-ping-shan District, and the whole of the stop cocks, Fire Plugs and Hydrants, require numbering and otherwise designating to correspond with a large map of the City (on which I am at present engaged) shewing the entire scheme as executed. I also propose to draw up a Memo. of the rules, &c., absolutely necessary to be observed in order to secure a proper and economical distribution of the water, when this is done His Excellency the Governor will be in a position to determine upon such other regulations as may be deemed necessary to the efficient management of the service.-I have the honor to remain, Sir, your obedient Servant,

No. 1.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

S. B. RAWLING.

It is hereby notified that information has been received from the French Consul, that the prohi- bition of the export of Rice from French Cochin China is withdrawn from this date.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st January, 1864.

 




No. 2.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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 on the fore- noon of Thursday the 4th February, 1864, 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, 1st January, 1864.

No. 142.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The following 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, 24th December, 1863.

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. Hongkong, 19th December, 1863.

NAME.

DATE OF DEATH.

AMOUNT.

John Ward, Henry Ludlum,

Charles Henry,.

18th February, 1857,

$83.18

1.91

16th June,

1857,

...

29th

Thomas Murphy,

Lall Khan,

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Joseph J. Aldridge, J. B. Elliot,

William Haddon,.

3rd July,

1807, 1857,

22.44

12.96

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11th

1857,

4.86

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26.50

17th August,

1857,

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26th

1857,

11.90

1.00

23rd September, 1857,

13.33

Sopragalo,

:

Elli Bucas,..

11th October,

1857

144.47

17th

1857.

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10.20

Isaac Bachelor,

John Larton or Lawton,..

22nd 26th

1857,

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1.2*

1857

}

10.80

John Abbott,

Abdool Rahman,

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Tow Choo,

James Hunter,.

1st November, 1857,

1st February, 1858,

4.90

34.93

11th March,

1858,

30th

1858,..

14.06

John Spelland or Spellane,.

Gholam Senee,...

30th

"

1858,...

15.00

12.65

17th April,

1858,.

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No. 143.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND JANUARY, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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     At the request of Her Majesty's Consul at Canton, the following Notification is published for general information.

By Order,

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

NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

BRITISH CONSULATE, Canton, 22nd December, 1863. The undersigned having received the instructions of Her Majesty's Government respecting the further settlement of the Canton Claims on the Chinese Indemnity, the same are hereby notified for the information of those interested.

1st. Interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum is to be allowed on admitted claims from the date of loss, to the dates of payment of the Principal, which in the case of the Factory property will be from the 15th day of December, 1856, to the 22nd day of October, 1861: for the amount payable on the First Certificate issued by Her Majesty's Minister at Peking, and from the 15th day of December, 1856, to the 22nd day of October, 1862, on the amount of the Second Certificate: or, 4 years 312 days, and 5 years 312 days on the certificates respectively.

2nd. Interest at the same rate to be paid on the other admitted claims from the time of loss to the 31st instant inclusive. 3rd. The sum allowed to be payable on presentation of a Certificate to the Officer in charge of the Treasury chest at Hongkong to be granted by the undersigned after the verification of the interest and the claims non-admitted.

      4th. Each Claimant on receiving the Certificate for interest to give a receipt in acknowledgment thereof as accepted in full satisfaction of the claim to which it refers as per annexed form.

Subjoined is a list of the Claimants to whom the above arrangement applies who are requested to send to this Office the amount of their claims for interests for verification with as little delay as possible.

1 K. H. Camajee & Co.

2 Birley & Co.

3 W. H. Wardley & Co.

4 A. Deacon.

5 Blenkin, Rawson & Co.

6 Eduljee Framjee Sons & Co. 7 S. Short.

8 P. F. Cama & Co.

   9 Cowasjee Pallanjee & Co. 10 D. N. Mody & Co.

11 R. McGregor & Co.

LIST of CLAIMS referred to in the foregoing Notification.

12 The Mercantile Bank of India.

13 Arthur Smith.

   14 Mohommedbhoy Dossibhoy. 15 Ahmedbhoy Ramtoola 16 Ameroodin Jafferbhoy. 17 Vully Mohommed Allcobhoy.

18 P. & D. N. Camajee & Co.

19 Abdoollally Ebrahim & Co. 20 Canton Library.

21 G. L. Agabeg. 22 Gifford & Co.

23 A. Wilkinson & Co.

24 Samuel Mackenzie.

25 Holliday, Wise & Co.

26 Reiss & Co.

27 D. W. Mackenzie & C.

28 Agra & U. S. Bank of India.

29 Solomon Ebrahim.

30 Li-sien-s?ng.

31 Bateson Butt & Co.

32 Moul & Co.

34 Nowrojee & Co.

35 Muncherjee Pestonjee etna.

36 Commercial Bank of I.dia. 37 Henry Rutter.

38 Chalmers & Co. 39 Dr. Dickson.

41 Dr. Hobson.

   42 The Wesleyan Missionries. 44 The 'anton Rooms. 45 Church Society.

46 Queen's Factory Gardes. 47 Public Gardens. 48 Murray & Co.

49 Oriental Bank Corpora1on. 50 John Scarth.

   51 Framjee Nowrojee. 52 S. P. Johannes.

53 J. Trubshaw.

55 S. A. Seth. 56 W. W. Dale. 57 The Post Office. 58 John Coleman.

59 A. J. Campbell.

60 G. Marshall.

61 Gibb, Livingston & Co.

62 Adam Scott.

63 Jamasjee Pestonjee.

64 R. Ruttonjee & Co.

65 Lindsay & Co. 67 H. B. Lemann.

68 Canton Billiard Club.

69 John Silverlock. 70 John Darling.

71 G. Urmson.

72 Canton Fire Brigade.

73 Russell & Co., for Eng. Constituents. 74 Dent & Co.

74a Dent & Co.

75 R. H. Chambers.

76 W. M. Norton.

77 O. Cleverly.

78 Lyall, Still & Co.

79 F. B. & B. D. Metta & Co.

80 R. S. R. Fussell.

81 A. Roger.

82 F. Ede.

83 John Cardo.

84 B. C. Bhabba.

85 M. Fischer.

86 G. de St. Croix.

89 Amerally Abdoollally. 90 Jardine, Matheson & Co. 90a Jardine, Matheson & Co.

91 Habibbhoy Ebrahim Sons & Co.

92 Fletcher & Co.

93 Gilman & Co. 94 W. Allanson:

95 D. W. Bottlewallah. 96 Ahmed Hadjee Esaac.

98 Hadjee Abdoola Nathan. 99 A. Fincham.

100 D. Sassoon Sons & Co. 102 Allarakia Adam. 103 William Dent. 104 B. Kenny. 105 Turner & Co.

D. B. ROBERTSON,

H. B. M.'s Consul for Canton.

108 Canton Bowling Alley. 109 D. Poonjabhoy.

110 Richard Deacon.

111 Cassumbhoy Nathabhoy.

112 C. S. Lungrana.

114 Rev. J. H. Gray, M. A.

115 F. B. Johnson.

116 A. J. How.

117 H. D. Margesson. 119 T. C. Piccope. 121 R. H. Baldwin. 122 T. K. Ashton. 123 A. L. Agabeg. 124 R. D. Park. 125 D. J. Barradas. 126 W. Walkinshaw. 127 E. A. Still.

128 Francis Porter.

129 Hadjee Mohomed & M. M. Hossein. 130 Antonio Xavier.

131 John Butt. 132 Henry Davis. 133 Thomas Smith. 134 J. C. Couper.

135 Gow & Co.

136 A. W. Grosvenor.

137 George Brice.

139 Alladinbhoy Habibbhoy.

140 R. Jardine.

141 T. L. Larkin.

142 E. Whittall.

143 G. V. W. Fisher.

144 J. Whillall.

145 Mrs. Couper.

139a Seamen's Bethel.

11a MacGregor & Co. 85a M. Fischer.

39a Dr. Dickson.

104a Dr. Kenny.

77a O. Cleverly.

146 Herman Schaffer.

147 J. des Vander Hoevan.

148 J. A. Tinaway.

33 Y. J. Murrow.

120 Steamer Queen.

154 Owners of cargo of ditto.

155 Mrs. Cleverly.

156 Mrs. Couper.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND JANUARY, 1864.

Form of receipt with reference to Factory Property other claimants to give special reeipis information regarding which can be obtained on personal application at this Consulte.

I (or we) hereby acknowledge to have received from D. B. Robertson, Esquire, H. B. M.'s Consul at Canton Certificate No.

for the sum of $

payable at sight by the Officer in charge of the Treasury chest in the amount the Colony of Hongkong being the interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum on $ contained in the 1st Certificate No.

                      granted for Indemnity for losses at Canton by Her Majesty's Minister at Peking from the 15th day of December, 1856 to the date thereof viz. the 22nd October 1861 and on $ the amount contained in the 2nd Certificate No.

                           payable 12 months after said date or from the 15th December, 1856, to the 22nd October, 1862: And I (or we) have hereby accepted the same as a settlement in full of my (or our) claim for losses incurred by me (or us) through the destruction of the Foreign Factories at Canton on the 14th day of December, 1856, and I (or we) hereby relinquish all further claims on Her Majesty's Government in respect thereof.

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

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.,

December 26,

30.40

59

30.38

59

30.34

64

27,

30.43

57

30.43

57

30.41

57

""

28,

30.40

57

30.37

58

30.37

59

""

29,

30.36

59

30.36

57

30.36

57

""

30,

30.36

55

30.35

56

30.39

55

""

""

31,

30.26

54

30.20

57

30.00

58

1864, January 1,

30.00

55

30.00

57

29.95

57

No. 9.-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 uriters of which can obtain them on application.

Anderson, R. D., 33 Pine Street, New York,

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Hart, Hyman E., No. 171, Delency, New York,..

Burton, G. W., Murfresboro, Tenessee, U. S. A.,

Hubert, Monsieur, Orne,

Burcanel, Exma. Sura. D. Henriqueta de Baso, Sevilla,

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Buiglei, P. T., Paris,

Johnston, H. M., 30 Newton Road, Westbourne Grove, Bayswater,

London,

1

Cothell, Mrs. M. L., care of N. Chapman East, Bostan, Mass., U.S. A., 1 Dugas, Monsieur, Lyon,..

Lindford, Arch Street, Philadelphia,.

Dowling, Miss, St. Helias, Jersey,...........

1

Morrison, Roderick, ship Glenclune of London, Amoy, Morgan, Jas., 118 upper Luson St., Dublin,

1

De Renzy, care of Mrs. Davis, 6 Westbourne St., Everton, Liverpool,... 1 Drysdall, Mrs. A., 320 Great Homer St., Liverpool,

1

Moss, Mrs., 5 Little Rutland Street, Bedford Square, Stepney, London, 1 Pitt, Mrs. William, 21 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, La France,..

1

Emanuelen, Sr. Don Teodoro Ottomar, Melbourne,..

1

Pattison, Frederick, New Broad Street, London,..

1

Ellissen, William, care of Mr. Green, 8 Grafton Terrace, Kentist Town,

Loudon,

Poulter, 101 Regent Street, Westminster, London,..

1

1

Ryaall, E. C., H. M. 86th Regt., Cathan, England,

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Elles & Brunt, Katherine St., Liverpool,

1

Stephenson, Mrs. M. A., 51 St. Thomas St., Portsmouth,.

1

Fazean, A., Bordeaux, France,

1

Staten, Mrs. Emma, Gate of Maine, U. 3. A.,...

1

Fanbaime, John, care of W. Walker & Co, Collins St., West, Melbourne, 1 Forsyth, A., care of R. D. Gracy, New Orleans,

1

Fandell, Miss Fanny, General Post Office, London,..

1

Smith, Mrs. J., No. 18 St. James Terrace, Madwell, London, Sincler, Mr. Peter, No. 24 Precedance St., St, Heliers, Jersey, Schaeffer, F. A., Nicolapfsky,

1

1

1

Hardie, Mrs. James, Kervintraught St., Glasgow,

Hall, Mr. J. W., 46 New Market, Dublin, Ireland,

Winchell, Mrs. E. E., Maltford County, Conn, U. S. A., Young, Mrs. Elizabeth, General Post Ofice, Liverpool,..

1

1

Hicks, Miss Anne, No. 7, Maguire St., Vandhall Road, Liverpool,

F. W. MITCHELL,

General Post Office, Hongkong, 29th December, 1863.

Postmaster General,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND JANUARY, 1864.

Form of receipt with reference to Factory Property other claimants to give special reeipis information regarding which can be obtained on personal application at this Consulte.

I (or we) hereby acknowledge to have received from D. B. Robertson, Esquire, H. B. M.'s Consul at Canton Certificate No.

for the sum of $

payable at sight by the Officer in charge of the Treasury chest in the amount the Colony of Hongkong being the interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum on $ contained in the 1st Certificate No.

                      granted for Indemnity for losses at Canton by Her Majesty's Minister at Peking from the 15th day of December, 1856 to the date thereof viz. the 22nd October 1861 and on $ the amount contained in the 2nd Certificate No.

                           payable 12 months after said date or from the 15th December, 1856, to the 22nd October, 1862: And I (or we) have hereby accepted the same as a settlement in full of my (or our) claim for losses incurred by me (or us) through the destruction of the Foreign Factories at Canton on the 14th day of December, 1856, and I (or we) hereby relinquish all further claims on Her Majesty's Government in respect thereof.

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

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

1863.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.,

December 26,

30.40

59

30.38

59

30.34

64

27,

30.43

57

30.43

57

30.41

57

""

28,

30.40

57

30.37

58

30.37

59

""

29,

30.36

59

30.36

57

30.36

57

""

30,

30.36

55

30.35

56

30.39

55

""

""

31,

30.26

54

30.20

57

30.00

58

1864, January 1,

30.00

55

30.00

57

29.95

57

No. 9.-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 uriters of which can obtain them on application.

Anderson, R. D., 33 Pine Street, New York,

I

Hart, Hyman E., No. 171, Delency, New York,..

Burton, G. W., Murfresboro, Tenessee, U. S. A.,

Hubert, Monsieur, Orne,

Burcanel, Exma. Sura. D. Henriqueta de Baso, Sevilla,

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Buiglei, P. T., Paris,

Johnston, H. M., 30 Newton Road, Westbourne Grove, Bayswater,

London,

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Cothell, Mrs. M. L., care of N. Chapman East, Bostan, Mass., U.S. A., 1 Dugas, Monsieur, Lyon,..

Lindford, Arch Street, Philadelphia,.

Dowling, Miss, St. Helias, Jersey,...........

1

Morrison, Roderick, ship Glenclune of London, Amoy, Morgan, Jas., 118 upper Luson St., Dublin,

1

De Renzy, care of Mrs. Davis, 6 Westbourne St., Everton, Liverpool,... 1 Drysdall, Mrs. A., 320 Great Homer St., Liverpool,

1

Moss, Mrs., 5 Little Rutland Street, Bedford Square, Stepney, London, 1 Pitt, Mrs. William, 21 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, La France,..

1

Emanuelen, Sr. Don Teodoro Ottomar, Melbourne,..

1

Pattison, Frederick, New Broad Street, London,..

1

Ellissen, William, care of Mr. Green, 8 Grafton Terrace, Kentist Town,

Loudon,

Poulter, 101 Regent Street, Westminster, London,..

1

1

Ryaall, E. C., H. M. 86th Regt., Cathan, England,

1

Elles & Brunt, Katherine St., Liverpool,

1

Stephenson, Mrs. M. A., 51 St. Thomas St., Portsmouth,.

1

Fazean, A., Bordeaux, France,

1

Staten, Mrs. Emma, Gate of Maine, U. 3. A.,...

1

Fanbaime, John, care of W. Walker & Co, Collins St., West, Melbourne, 1 Forsyth, A., care of R. D. Gracy, New Orleans,

1

Fandell, Miss Fanny, General Post Office, London,..

1

Smith, Mrs. J., No. 18 St. James Terrace, Madwell, London, Sincler, Mr. Peter, No. 24 Precedance St., St, Heliers, Jersey, Schaeffer, F. A., Nicolapfsky,

1

1

1

Hardie, Mrs. James, Kervintraught St., Glasgow,

Hall, Mr. J. W., 46 New Market, Dublin, Ireland,

Winchell, Mrs. E. E., Maltford County, Conn, U. S. A., Young, Mrs. Elizabeth, General Post Ofice, Liverpool,..

1

1

Hicks, Miss Anne, No. 7, Maguire St., Vandhall Road, Liverpool,

F. W. MITCHELL,

General Post Office, Hongkong, 29th December, 1863.

Postmaster General,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND JANUARY, 1864.

STEAM FOR

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

AND ORIENTAL STEAM

THE PENINSULAR COMPANY'S Steam-ship,

66 CHINA," Captain CURLING, with Her Ma- jesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Friday, the 15th January, 1864, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th January, SPECIE until 9 A.M. on the 15th January; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 13th.

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 Condition 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 January, 1864.

THE

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. CUR- SETJEE NOSSERWANJEE CAMAJEE, Mr. PESTONJEE NOWROJEE POCHAJEE, Mr. Do- RABJEE NOSSERWANJEE CAMAJEE, and Mr. RUSTOMJEE FRAMJEE in the Firm of the un- dersigned, ceased from the 12th November, 1863.

P. & D. N. CAMAJEE & Co. Hongkong, 31st December, 1863.

WIT

ITH reference to the above, notice is here- by given that Messrs. ARDASIR CUR- SETJEE CAMAJEE, POCHAJEE PESTONJEE POCHAJEE, BYRAMJEE FRAMJEE METAH,

NOWROJEE DORABJEE GAE, and MUNCHER- JEE NOSSERWANJEE POCHAJEE, are admitted Partners in our Firm, and that the business hitherto conducted by us will be carried on from the 1st January, 1864, under the name and style of Messrs. P. & A. C. CAMAJEE & Co. in China.

P. & D. N. CAMAJEE & Co. Hongkong, 31st December, 1863.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC. EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

NOTICE.

Tunde oftheir business, ad Verhuished d undersigned have this day established a

Commission Agents, at this Port under the management of Mr. WILLIAM ADAMSON.

THE BORNEO COMPANY LIMITED Hongkong, 1st August, 1863.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility in our firm of the late Mr. ANDREW BRAND ceased on the 31st December, 1862.

The partners now are: Robert Smith, Thos. David Neave, Robert Richard Westall, Robert Brand, and Randal Humpston Chambers.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. China, 21st November, 1863.

NOTICE.

THE undersigned have been appointed Agents

Founderage Canton been

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.

HE business of the undersigned will from

Tandasier this date be carried on under the Style of REYNOLDS & Co., and Mr. J. A. DCS REMEDIOS is duly authorized to sign the same per procuration.

THOS. J. REYNOLDS.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1863.

MANCHESTER FIRE

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ASSURANCE

COMPANY OF MANCHESTER AND LONDON.

CAPITAL ONE MILLION STERLING.

THE Directors have the pleasure to announce

The appointment of Messrs. HOLLIDAY,

WISE & Co. as Agents for this Company at Hongkong, Shanghae, Canton, Hankow and Foochow; who are prepared to grant Insurance at current rates, and of whom all needful infor- mation may be obtained.

By order of the Board,

JAS. B. NORTHCOTT, Secretary.

FOR SALE.

ANGLO-CHINESE CALENDAR for 1864,

and complete tables of Rates of Postage, printed on card board at $1 per copy.

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 26th December, 1863.

P1

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Oswald's Terrace,

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

NOTICE.

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The title page for Volume X will be delivered to Subscribers next week.

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

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 2.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

VOL. XI.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 13 OF 1863.

TUESDAY, 22ND DECEMBER, 1863.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR and all the Members, except Mr. PERCEVAL, absent at Canton. The Council met to-day by special Summons.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 16th November, were read and approved.

The Acting Chief Justice stated that the Report of the Select Committee on the Bankruptcy Bill

would be ready for presentation at an early Meeting.

The "Merchandise Marks Bill" was read a second time, and the Council went into Committee upon.

the said Bill.

Sections 1, 2 and 3 were agreed to.

Section 4 amended and agreed to.

Section 5 agreed to.

Section 6 amended and agreed to.

Section 7 agreed to.

Section 8 amended and agreed to.

Sections 9 to 13 inclusive, agreed to.

Section 14 amended and agreed to.

Section 15 agreed to.

Section 16 reframed, and agreed to.

Sections 17 and 18 agreed to.

Sections 19 and 20 amended and agreed to.

Sections 21 to 26 inclusive, agreed to.

Preamble amended and agreed to.

Title amended and agreed to.

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 prevent the fraudulent marking of Merchandise.

Question put and carried, the Ordinance being numbered "No. 8 of 1863."

His Excellency read to the Council certain Despatches from His Grace the DUKE OF NEWCASTLE, with Enclosures being Copies of a Correspondence which had passed between SIR HERCULES ROBINSON, His Grace's Department, and the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, respecting the establish- ment of a Mint at Hongkong for the coinage of British Dollars.

Despatch No. 160 of the 25th August, 1863, being an answer from the ACTING GOVERNOR

to these Despatches, was next communicated to the Council.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

And as a matter connected with the subject of the foregoing Papers, His Excellency read in continuation His Grace's Despatch No. 115 of 15th September last, announcing that the sum of ?20,000 per annum for five years commencing from 1st January, 1865, would be charged upon the Revenues of this Colony in aid of the Military Expenditure upon it- together with his acknowledgment of the same, made in Despatch No. 199 of the 10th ultimo. His Excellency then stated that he had since submitted to His Grace various observations respecting the contemplated contribution, and mentioned that, as shown in His Grace's Despatch, SIR HERCULES ROBINSON had also made a representation on the subject.

He had delayed this matter in the expectation of SIR HERCULES ROBINSON's return, but understanding that it was desirable to lose no further time, he now brought forward these two subjects, in order that they might be fully considered by the Council and the Public.

His Excellency then moved the first reading of a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance for establishing

a Mint in the Colony of Hongkong."

Question put and carried.

Bill read a first time, and ordered to be printed.

The Council adjourned sine die.

Read and approved, this 4th Day of January, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Acting Governor.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Bills read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council, held on the 4th Instant, are published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 7th January, 1864.

Title.

Preamble.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. of 1864.

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 under the new currency of this Colony for conversion of British Currency into Dollars in all payments by or to the Government.

[

January, 1864.]

Whereas Her Majesty has been pleased to issue a Proclamation dated the 9th day of January, 1863, and published in the Hongkong Government Gazette of the 2nd day of May, 1863, whereby it was declared that from and after a day to be fixed by the Governor or Officer administering the Government of Hongkong a certain Proclamation by Her Majesty published at Hongkong on the 1st day of May, 1845, and so much of certain other Proclamations published at Hongkong on the 27th day of April, 1853, and the 9th day of July, 1857, respectively as had effect and were in force in the said Island of Hongkong should be revoked and annulled and that from and after the same date the Dollar of Mexico or other Silver Dollar of equivalent value as might from time to time be authorized by the Governor or Officer administering the Government of Hongkong should be the only legal tender of payment (except as therein directed and hereinafter recited) within the said Island of Hongkong and its dependencies: And that such Silver Coins as might be issued from Her Majesty's Mint representing some multiple of the Cent or one hundredth part of the said Dollar should be legal tender of payment for any sum not exceeding Two Dollars and that such Copper or Bronze Coins as might be issued from Her Majesty's Mint representing the Cent or one hundredth part or the Mil or Cash representing one thousandth part of the said Dollar should be

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

And as a matter connected with the subject of the foregoing Papers, His Excellency read in continuation His Grace's Despatch No. 115 of 15th September last, announcing that the sum of ?20,000 per annum for five years commencing from 1st January, 1865, would be charged upon the Revenues of this Colony in aid of the Military Expenditure upon it- together with his acknowledgment of the same, made in Despatch No. 199 of the 10th ultimo. His Excellency then stated that he had since submitted to His Grace various observations respecting the contemplated contribution, and mentioned that, as shown in His Grace's Despatch, SIR HERCULES ROBINSON had also made a representation on the subject.

He had delayed this matter in the expectation of SIR HERCULES ROBINSON's return, but understanding that it was desirable to lose no further time, he now brought forward these two subjects, in order that they might be fully considered by the Council and the Public.

His Excellency then moved the first reading of a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance for establishing

a Mint in the Colony of Hongkong."

Question put and carried.

Bill read a first time, and ordered to be printed.

The Council adjourned sine die.

Read and approved, this 4th Day of January, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Acting Governor.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Bills read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council, held on the 4th Instant, are published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 7th January, 1864.

Title.

Preamble.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. of 1864.

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 under the new currency of this Colony for conversion of British Currency into Dollars in all payments by or to the Government.

[

January, 1864.]

Whereas Her Majesty has been pleased to issue a Proclamation dated the 9th day of January, 1863, and published in the Hongkong Government Gazette of the 2nd day of May, 1863, whereby it was declared that from and after a day to be fixed by the Governor or Officer administering the Government of Hongkong a certain Proclamation by Her Majesty published at Hongkong on the 1st day of May, 1845, and so much of certain other Proclamations published at Hongkong on the 27th day of April, 1853, and the 9th day of July, 1857, respectively as had effect and were in force in the said Island of Hongkong should be revoked and annulled and that from and after the same date the Dollar of Mexico or other Silver Dollar of equivalent value as might from time to time be authorized by the Governor or Officer administering the Government of Hongkong should be the only legal tender of payment (except as therein directed and hereinafter recited) within the said Island of Hongkong and its dependencies: And that such Silver Coins as might be issued from Her Majesty's Mint representing some multiple of the Cent or one hundredth part of the said Dollar should be legal tender of payment for any sum not exceeding Two Dollars and that such Copper or Bronze Coins as might be issued from Her Majesty's Mint representing the Cent or one hundredth part or the Mil or Cash representing one thousandth part of the said Dollar should be

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

And as a matter connected with the subject of the foregoing Papers, His Excellency read in continuation His Grace's Despatch No. 115 of 15th September last, announcing that the sum of ?20,000 per annum for five years commencing from 1st January, 1865, would be charged upon the Revenues of this Colony in aid of the Military Expenditure upon it- together with his acknowledgment of the same, made in Despatch No. 199 of the 10th ultimo. His Excellency then stated that he had since submitted to His Grace various observations respecting the contemplated contribution, and mentioned that, as shown in His Grace's Despatch, SIR HERCULES ROBINSON had also made a representation on the subject.

He had delayed this matter in the expectation of SIR HERCULES ROBINSON's return, but understanding that it was desirable to lose no further time, he now brought forward these two subjects, in order that they might be fully considered by the Council and the Public.

His Excellency then moved the first reading of a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance for establishing

a Mint in the Colony of Hongkong."

Question put and carried.

Bill read a first time, and ordered to be printed.

The Council adjourned sine die.

Read and approved, this 4th Day of January, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Acting Governor.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Bills read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council, held on the 4th Instant, are published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 7th January, 1864.

Title.

Preamble.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. of 1864.

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 under the new currency of this Colony for conversion of British Currency into Dollars in all payments by or to the Government.

[

January, 1864.]

Whereas Her Majesty has been pleased to issue a Proclamation dated the 9th day of January, 1863, and published in the Hongkong Government Gazette of the 2nd day of May, 1863, whereby it was declared that from and after a day to be fixed by the Governor or Officer administering the Government of Hongkong a certain Proclamation by Her Majesty published at Hongkong on the 1st day of May, 1845, and so much of certain other Proclamations published at Hongkong on the 27th day of April, 1853, and the 9th day of July, 1857, respectively as had effect and were in force in the said Island of Hongkong should be revoked and annulled and that from and after the same date the Dollar of Mexico or other Silver Dollar of equivalent value as might from time to time be authorized by the Governor or Officer administering the Government of Hongkong should be the only legal tender of payment (except as therein directed and hereinafter recited) within the said Island of Hongkong and its dependencies: And that such Silver Coins as might be issued from Her Majesty's Mint representing some multiple of the Cent or one hundredth part of the said Dollar should be legal tender of payment for any sum not exceeding Two Dollars and that such Copper or Bronze Coins as might be issued from Her Majesty's Mint representing the Cent or one hundredth part or the Mil or Cash representing one thousandth part of the said Dollar should be

?.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TM? JANUARY, 1863.

legal tender of payment for any sum not exceeding One Dollar: And that the Silver and Copper Coins to be issued from Her Majesty's Mint as aforesaid should be prepared as follows:

The Silver pieces of money should be prepared of Silver containing twenty per cent of alloy. Every such piece should have for the obverse impression Her Majesty's Effigy crowned with the Inscription "Victoria Queen" and for the reverse impression an inscription indicating the value of the piece in cents of a Dollar with the words Hongkong" and the date and the year, and the same inscription repeated in Chinese Characters;

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A Copper piece representing one hundredth part of a Dollar should have for the obverse impression Her Majesty's 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 should 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:

And whereas no day has been fixed by Proclamation by His Excellency the Acting Governor as the day for the purposes in Her Majesty's said Proclamation named to take effect but such day will be named as soon as conveniently may be: Now be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Acting Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

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After date to be no-

where payments to or

I. From and after the day to be fixed by His Excellency the Acting Governor under the power by Her said Majesty's Proclamation vested in him whenever British tified by Proclamation Sterling has been or shall have been or shall be specified in any Ordinance of this by Government are by Colony whether as payments to be made to or by the Government of this Colony, such Ordinance payable in payments shall be made in Dollars and in such multiples of the Cent and Mil or Cash to be in Dollars, &c., and in Cents and Mills or Cash as shall be so issued from Her Majesty's Mint as afore- at 4s. 2d. said only at the rate of Four Shillings and Two Pence to each Dollar.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGIN.E.

No. OF 1864.

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 prevent the defacing of the current Coin of this Colony.

[ January, 1864.]

Whereas a practice has existed in this Colony of defacing the current Coin of this Colony by stamping the same and by impressing thereon the names of firms, chops, or other marks and bending the same, and it is expedient to make provision for preventing the Coin from being so defaced and bent: Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Acting Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

British Sterling same

Title.

Preamble.

current Coins guilty of misdemeanor.

   I. If any person shall deface any of the current Silver or Copper Coin of this Persons defacing Colony by stamping thereon any names or words or any mark whatsoever whether such Coins shall or shall not be thereby diminished or lightened or shall use any machine or instrument for the purpose of bending the same, every such offender shall be guilty of a misden.eanour and being convited thereof shall be liable to fine or imprisonment or fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the Court.

II. From and after the

day of

                            186 no tender of payment Date from which in money made in any Silver or Copper Coin so defaced or stamped as aforesaid shall defaced Coins shall be allowed to be a legal tender; and if any person shall tender, utter, or put off any Tender.

cease to be a legal

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Proviso.

No. 3.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

Coin so defaced, stamped, or bent as aforesaid, he shall, on summary conviction thereof before two Justices, be liable to forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding Ten Dollars: Provided always that it shall not be lawful for any person to proceed for any such penalty as last aforesaid without the consent of Her Majesty's Attorney General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The Correspondence on the subject of the Establishment of a Mint in this Colony is published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1864.

Hongkong-Confidential.

DOWNING STREET, 19th April, 1863.

SIR,-I transmit to you for your information copies of a Correspondence which has passed between Sir Hercules Robinson, this Department, and the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury respecting the establishment of a Mint at Hongkong for the Coinage of British Dollars.-I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient Servant,

The Officer administering the Government of Hongkong.

(Copy.)

Sir Hercules Robinson to the Duke of Newcastle.

NEWCASTLE,

BLETCHINGTON PARK, OXFORD, 20th March, 1863.

MY LORD DUKE,-The questions which have been for some time under the consideration of Her Majesty's Government with reference to the currency of Hongkong having now been finally disposed of, I desire to bring under your Grace's notice a proposal for the establishment of a Mint at Hongkong for the Coinage of British Dollars-not only for use in the Colony, but to meet the requirements of the vast foreign trade of China and Japan.

    A similar proposal was made by my Prodecessor, Sir John Bowring, some years ago, but it was not favorably received at that time by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, chiefly, I believe, on the ground that the Mercantile advocates for the plan were confined to Traders at Shanghai who had from dissension among themselves prevented the introduction of Mexican Dollars into that place; and whose obvious interest it was to advocate any scheme which if it succeeded would relieve them from difficulty and if it failed would cost them nothing. Besides this, it would have been premature at that time to have coined Dollars while British Money remained under the terms of Her Majesty's Proclamation the Standard of value in Hongkong.

    All this, however, is now changed. Mexican Dollars pass current in large quantities even in Shanghae, and have been declared, by Royal Proclamation the only legal tender of payment in Hongkong and its Dependencies. But the supply of these Coins appears so insufficient, in consequence of the new demand for Japan, and for the purpose of making payments for Silk in the Valley of the Yang-tze-formerly settled for in Sycee that undefaced Mexican Dollars have for some time borne a high premium. When I left Hongkong in July last, what are called there "Clean Dollars" bore a premium of 7 per cent above their intrinsic value as compared with the price of Bar and Sycee Silver. Since then I understand these Coins lately reached a premium of nearly 12 per cent; and I observe they are quoted in the London market in last month's "Price List" at a premium of about 11 per cent-Mexican Dollars being 5/5 per oz., and Bar Silver 5/13 and though they have recently fallen to 5/33 per oz., Bar Silver has also fallen to 5/1 leaving a premium on the Mexican Dollar of 8 per cent. like these in the value of the medium of Exchange in China and Japan must tend to embarrass the operations of commerce.

Fluctuations I propose therefore that a free Mint should be established in Hongkong, at the expense of the Colony for the Coinage of Silver Bullion into Dollars; and that a Mint charge or seignorage should be levied sufficient to cover the cost of coinage.

I believe that such a measure is now urgently called for and that a British Dollar bearing Her Majesty's effigy and coined in Hongkong would become in a very short time the standard measure of value and instrument of commerce not only in Hong- kong where it would be so by law, but throughout all the open Ports in China and Japan. No doubt the measure would be in a great degree experimental, and it is not easy to foresee the caprices of Chinese prejudice, but I propose that the cost of the experiment should fall on the Colony of Hongkong, and when it is stated that the British share of the foreign trade of China and Japan is estimated at Thirty-five Millions Sterling, and that this vast traffic is carried on chiefly by means of a currency coined at the opposite side of the globe, the supply of which is so uncertain and insufficient that it bears a premium (so long as it continues undefaced) varying from 5 to 12 per cent, nothing further I am sure need be added to prove the propriety of Her Majesty's Government attempting at all events to find some remedy for a state of things which tends so to surround all tradal operations with needless uncertainty and to obstruct the extension of commerce.

    The loss also to the Imperial Government at present is very considerable, as the Naval, Military, Diplomatic and Consular Services in China and Japan have to be paid in Dollars, raised at a heavy premium either in Hongkong or London, whereas they might be coined probably for a seignorage of one-and-a-half per cent.

This subject has already engaged the attention of the Hongkong Chamber of Commerce; as will be seen from the following extract from a letter which I received from that Body, and which formed enclosure No. 3 in my despatch to your Grace of the 26th of May last.

"We hope the measures of currency reform which are now contemplated may eventually bring on the larger and more "important question of providing a constant supply of one uniform and undefaced Dollar, which shall be established as the "standard of value in this place, and serve to supersede the present system of payments by weight in mixed and defaced Silver. "The attention of the Chamber will continue to be directed to this interesting subject, and at some future period they may "solicit your Excellency's co-operation in devising practical measures to supply this great desideratum.”*

    If Her Majesty's Government should approve of the present proposal for the establishment of a Mint at Hongkong for the Coinage of British Dollars, many questions of detail will then have to be determined, which, however, I need not discuss in this despatch-such as the weight and purity of the New Dollar and the regulations under which the Mint should be established. I have, &c.,

His Grace THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE, K.G.,

(Signed)

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON.

&c.,

&c..

&c.

*

See

page

20 of Printed Correspondence on Currency of Hongkong.

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Proviso.

No. 3.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

Coin so defaced, stamped, or bent as aforesaid, he shall, on summary conviction thereof before two Justices, be liable to forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding Ten Dollars: Provided always that it shall not be lawful for any person to proceed for any such penalty as last aforesaid without the consent of Her Majesty's Attorney General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The Correspondence on the subject of the Establishment of a Mint in this Colony is published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1864.

Hongkong-Confidential.

DOWNING STREET, 19th April, 1863.

SIR,-I transmit to you for your information copies of a Correspondence which has passed between Sir Hercules Robinson, this Department, and the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury respecting the establishment of a Mint at Hongkong for the Coinage of British Dollars.-I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient Servant,

The Officer administering the Government of Hongkong.

(Copy.)

Sir Hercules Robinson to the Duke of Newcastle.

NEWCASTLE,

BLETCHINGTON PARK, OXFORD, 20th March, 1863.

MY LORD DUKE,-The questions which have been for some time under the consideration of Her Majesty's Government with reference to the currency of Hongkong having now been finally disposed of, I desire to bring under your Grace's notice a proposal for the establishment of a Mint at Hongkong for the Coinage of British Dollars-not only for use in the Colony, but to meet the requirements of the vast foreign trade of China and Japan.

    A similar proposal was made by my Prodecessor, Sir John Bowring, some years ago, but it was not favorably received at that time by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, chiefly, I believe, on the ground that the Mercantile advocates for the plan were confined to Traders at Shanghai who had from dissension among themselves prevented the introduction of Mexican Dollars into that place; and whose obvious interest it was to advocate any scheme which if it succeeded would relieve them from difficulty and if it failed would cost them nothing. Besides this, it would have been premature at that time to have coined Dollars while British Money remained under the terms of Her Majesty's Proclamation the Standard of value in Hongkong.

    All this, however, is now changed. Mexican Dollars pass current in large quantities even in Shanghae, and have been declared, by Royal Proclamation the only legal tender of payment in Hongkong and its Dependencies. But the supply of these Coins appears so insufficient, in consequence of the new demand for Japan, and for the purpose of making payments for Silk in the Valley of the Yang-tze-formerly settled for in Sycee that undefaced Mexican Dollars have for some time borne a high premium. When I left Hongkong in July last, what are called there "Clean Dollars" bore a premium of 7 per cent above their intrinsic value as compared with the price of Bar and Sycee Silver. Since then I understand these Coins lately reached a premium of nearly 12 per cent; and I observe they are quoted in the London market in last month's "Price List" at a premium of about 11 per cent-Mexican Dollars being 5/5 per oz., and Bar Silver 5/13 and though they have recently fallen to 5/33 per oz., Bar Silver has also fallen to 5/1 leaving a premium on the Mexican Dollar of 8 per cent. like these in the value of the medium of Exchange in China and Japan must tend to embarrass the operations of commerce.

Fluctuations I propose therefore that a free Mint should be established in Hongkong, at the expense of the Colony for the Coinage of Silver Bullion into Dollars; and that a Mint charge or seignorage should be levied sufficient to cover the cost of coinage.

I believe that such a measure is now urgently called for and that a British Dollar bearing Her Majesty's effigy and coined in Hongkong would become in a very short time the standard measure of value and instrument of commerce not only in Hong- kong where it would be so by law, but throughout all the open Ports in China and Japan. No doubt the measure would be in a great degree experimental, and it is not easy to foresee the caprices of Chinese prejudice, but I propose that the cost of the experiment should fall on the Colony of Hongkong, and when it is stated that the British share of the foreign trade of China and Japan is estimated at Thirty-five Millions Sterling, and that this vast traffic is carried on chiefly by means of a currency coined at the opposite side of the globe, the supply of which is so uncertain and insufficient that it bears a premium (so long as it continues undefaced) varying from 5 to 12 per cent, nothing further I am sure need be added to prove the propriety of Her Majesty's Government attempting at all events to find some remedy for a state of things which tends so to surround all tradal operations with needless uncertainty and to obstruct the extension of commerce.

    The loss also to the Imperial Government at present is very considerable, as the Naval, Military, Diplomatic and Consular Services in China and Japan have to be paid in Dollars, raised at a heavy premium either in Hongkong or London, whereas they might be coined probably for a seignorage of one-and-a-half per cent.

This subject has already engaged the attention of the Hongkong Chamber of Commerce; as will be seen from the following extract from a letter which I received from that Body, and which formed enclosure No. 3 in my despatch to your Grace of the 26th of May last.

"We hope the measures of currency reform which are now contemplated may eventually bring on the larger and more "important question of providing a constant supply of one uniform and undefaced Dollar, which shall be established as the "standard of value in this place, and serve to supersede the present system of payments by weight in mixed and defaced Silver. "The attention of the Chamber will continue to be directed to this interesting subject, and at some future period they may "solicit your Excellency's co-operation in devising practical measures to supply this great desideratum.”*

    If Her Majesty's Government should approve of the present proposal for the establishment of a Mint at Hongkong for the Coinage of British Dollars, many questions of detail will then have to be determined, which, however, I need not discuss in this despatch-such as the weight and purity of the New Dollar and the regulations under which the Mint should be established. I have, &c.,

His Grace THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE, K.G.,

(Signed)

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON.

&c.,

&c..

&c.

*

See

page

20 of Printed Correspondence on Currency of Hongkong.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

Sir F. Rogers to Mr. Hamilton.

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DOWNING STREET, 30th March, 1863. SIR,-I am directed by the Duke of Newcastle to annex for the consideration of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury a copy of a letter received from Sir H. Robinson, Governor of Hongkong, proposing the establishment of a Mint at Hongkong for the Coinage of British Dollars.

2. This question being one within their Lordships peculiar cognizance His Grace will only observe that the care and ability which Sir H. Robinson has brought to the consideration of the currency question gives considerable weight to his opinion on the present subject. If their Lordships desire any further enquiry to be made into the subject in the Colony, His Grace will be ready to send out the necessary instructions.-I am, &c.,

(Signed) F. ROGERS.

G. A. HAMILTON, ESQ.,

&c., &c., &c.

Sir F. Rogers to Sir H. Robinson.

(Copy.)

DOWNING STREET, 30th March, 1863. SIR, I am directed by the Duke of Newcastle to acknowledge your letter dated the 20th instant, proposing the establishment of a Mint at Hongkong for the coinage of British Dollars, and I am directed to inform you that your letter has been referred for the consideration of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury,-I am, &c.,

SIR H. ROBINSON, Bletchington Park, Oxford.

Sir F. Rogers to Sir H. Robinson.

(Signed) F. ROGERS.

DOWNING STREET, 18th April, 1863.

SIR, With reference to your letter dated the 20th ultimo, proposing the establishment of a Mint at Hongkong for the coinage of British Dollars, I am directed by the Duke of Newcastle to annex a copy of a letter from the Board of Treasury dated the 10th instant expressing concurrence in your views, and I am directed to request in accordance with the suggestions made by the Lords Commissioners in the same letter, that you will submit to this Department after conferring with the Master of the Mint the details of the measures which you would recommend, together with the heads of a local ordinance, so far as you can suggest them for carrying your proposal into effect.-I am, &c.,

SIR H. ROBINSON.

Mr. Brand to Sir F. Rogers.

(Signed) F. ROGERS.

TREASURY CHAMBERS, 10th April, 1863.

SIR, With reference to your letter of the 30th ultimo, enclosing copy of a letter from Sir H. Robinson, Governor of Hongkong, proposing the establishment of a Mint at Hongkong for the coinage of British Dollars, I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, that my Lords concur with His Grace in opinion that the care and ability which Sir Hercules Robinson has brought to the consideration of the currency question give considerable weight to his opinion on the present subject and regarding his proposition for the establishment of a Mint at Hongkong, as the revival under new and more favorable circumstances of a similar one which was made a few years ago by his predecessor Sir John Rowring, my Lords are not inclined to interpose the delay of a further reference to the Colony, before adopting a measure which if successful, will in their opinion tend to complete the measures which originated with this Board for putting the currency of Hongkong on a satisfactory footing, and may also, it may be hoped, greatly facilitate the operations of British Trade throughout China and in Japan. My Lords are of opinion that the proposed Mint should be established at Hongkong by local enactment to be approved by the Queen, and that it should be placed under the control and supervision of the Master of the Mint, with a view to the assay and verification of the coins to be issued from it.

   Their Lordships suggest that Sir H. Robinson should be invited to submit in detail the measures which he would propose for carrying into effect this important object, and they will instruct the Master of the Mint to give him every assistance in his power in maturing the necessary arrangements.-I am, &c.,

SIR F. ROGERS, BART.

Hongkong-No. 88.

(Signed) H. BRAND.

DOWNING STREET, 8th July, 1863.

SIR, With reference to my Despatch of the 19th April, marked Confidential, I transmit copy of further correspondence, as noted in the margin,* respecting the establishment of a Mint at Hongkong.

You will find annexed to Sir Hercules Robinson's letter of the 30th May, the draft of an ordinance which by my desire he has prepared as necessary for establishing the Mint.

   The Lords Commissioners of the Treasury have signified their approval of this Draft, and of the proposed appointments of Superintending Officers, and of the Salaries to be assigned to them as recommended by Sir H. Robinson.

I have authorized Sir H. Robinson to place himself in communication with the Master of the Mint, with reference to the immediate selection of a Gentleman for the appointment of Master of the Mint, in order that they may superintend and proceed with the arrangements that will have to be completed in England.

   I have to instruct you to submit to the Legislative Council the whole of this correspondence, for their consideration, and with a view to the passing of an ordinance in accordance with the Draft now forwarded.

   You will of course understand that the passing of this ordinance is only a preliminary step towards the establishment of the Mint, and that you are not required to move further in the matter until you receive instructions on the subject from myself. I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient humble servant,

The Officer administering the Government of Hongkong.

(Copy.)

Sir Hercules Robinson to Sir Frederic Rogers.

NEWCASTLE.

LONDON, 30th May, 1863.

   SIR,-In compliance with the instructions contained in your letter of the 18th ultimo I submit herewith a draft of an ordinance for establishing a Mint in Hongkong.

* Sir H. Robinson, 30th May, 1863.

To Treasury, 6th June, Treasury,

23rd

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

I have settled this draft in communication with the Master of the Mint as directed by the Secretary of State.

Mexican Dollars-now the only legal tender in Hongkong-are quoted at present in London at 5/6 per oz., while Bar Silver is but 5/11. At this price Mexican Dollars are at a premium of about 13 per cent-beyond their intrinsic value, even in this country, and they bear a still higher premium in China; and the heavy loss which, in consequence of the scarcity of this coin, falls not only on all engaged in the foreign trade of China, but also on the Imperial Exchequer renders it very desirable to press forward the project of a Mint at Hongkong with the utmost despatch.

   I recommend therefore that this draft ordinance with a copy of the correspondence which has passed on the subject be forwarded by the next Mail to the Officer administering the Government of the Colony to be laid before the Legislative Council.

   I would advise also in view of the heavy loss which is at present falling on the Imperial Exchequer, a loss which I roughly estimate at the rate of between ?30,000 and ?40,000 per annum, that a Master be appointed at once without waiting for the return of the Ordinance to this country, and also that the arrangements which must be made here, such as determining the standard and ordering the machinery and dies should be proceeded with without delay.

   The Master of the Royal Mint is of opinion that the appointment of a Master is the first step necessary, as he considers that the arrangements before referred to should be carried out under the immediate superintendence of the Master; and he is further of opinion that these arrangements will take about six months to complete.

   The number of subordinate Officers and servants that may be required, in addition to the five chiefs named in the Ordinance, cannot be determined at present, and the cost of the Machinery and Plant can only be ascertained by calling for tenders from the principal Manufacturers in this country.-I have, &c.,

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON.

SIR FREDERIC ROGERS, BART.

&c.,

Be it enacted:

&c., &c.

(Signed)

Draft Ordinance-Hongkong Mint.

   1. That a Mint be established in Hongkong on such site as the Governor or Officer administering the Government of the Colony for the time being may approve; that a chief Officer thereof shall be appointed under the title of Master, who shall be empowered to coin Silver Coin of such Weight and fineness and of such designs as may from time to time be approved by Her Majesty, from dies to be furnished by the Master of the Royal Mint under such Regulations as may be prescribed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury.

   2. That it may be lawful for the Governor or Officer administering the Government of the Colony for the time being, to frame regulations under which the Mint shall receive Silver Bullion and coin the same; and to authorize the retention (without reference to any charge which may be imposed for the expense of refining such Bullion) of such proportion thereof, or of the Coin struck therefrom, by way of a Mint charge or seignorage, as shall be sufficient to defray the expenses attending the coinage; and to alter or amend such regulations from time to time as may be found necessary.

3. That the Master be empowered subject to the approval of the Governor or Officer administering the Government of the Colony for the time being, to enter into such contracts and to establish such regulations for the orderly and convenient per- formance of the duties of the Mint as may be found necessary.

4. That four other principal Officers of the Mint shall be appointed.

1st. The Superintendent of the Bullion Office, who shall be responsible to the Master for the receipt of Bullion and the delivery of Coin by the Mint, the safe custody of the same while in charge of his department, the faithful conduct and accurate record of all transactions with the public and with the assaying, melting and coining Departments of the Mint, including the Store, Cash, Bullion, and other account, for the proper registering and safe custody of documents, and for the faithful and zealous discharge of any other duties which the Master may direct him to perform.

2nd. The Assayer who will be responsible to the Master for the correct assay of all Bullion brought to the Mint to be assayed or coined, for the correct assay of the Bars cast for rolling and of the Coin struck at the Mint, for the records thereof being kept with care and precision, and for the faithful and zealous discharge of any other duties which the Master may direct him to perform.

3rd. The Superintendent of the coining Department, and Machinery, who will be responsible to the Master for the Bullion delivered into his charge by the Superintendent of the Bullion Office, for its conversion into Coin of the legal weight, properly stamped with the authorized dies, for the safe custody and legitimate use of the dies, for the operations of his department being properly and economically conducted, for the records thereof being kept with care and precision and for the faithful and zealous discharge of any other duties which the Master or his representative may direct him to perform.

4th. The Superintendent of the Melting Department, who will be responsible to the Master for the skilful and econo- mical direction of the operations of melting and refining, for the records thereof being kept with care and precision, and for the faithful and zealous discharge of any other duties which the Master or his representative may direct him to perform. 5th. That all such other Officers and servants of the Mint as may be necessary shall be appointed from time to time by the Governor or Officer administering the Government, subject to the approval and confirmation of the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

6th. That the Master shall faithfully and without unnecessary delay after the expiration of each quarter prepare and forward to the Governor the following returns:-

Weight of Silver Bullion received from the public by the Bullion Office;

Weight melted previous to assay;

Weight assayed and valued, and value thereof;

Weight refined;

Weight and value of uncoined Bullion re-issued, and amount charged for melting, assaying and refining; Weight of each description of Coin produced;

Weight of each description of Coin delivered to the public, and the amount, if any, charged for coining; Copy of the reports of the assay of Coin;

Number and description of dies received or completed during the quarter, of dies worn out, of dies effectually defaced, and of serviceable dies in hand.

A return, shewing the waste during the quarter, distinguishing the waste arising in melting, in refining, in coining, and in assaying.

And he shall forward any other returns which the Governor or Officer administering the Government of the Colony may require.

    7th. That with a view to ensure the careful observance of the standard in the Coin the Governor or Officer administering the Government of the Colony shall cause to be taken at uncertain times during each quarter from amongst the Coins issued at the Mint to the public without preference in the selection, specimen pieces, and that such specimens shall be forwarded from time to time to the Master of the Royal Mint in London, for such examination as the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury may direct.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

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8th. That the Governor or Officer administering the Government of the Colony shall direct a Board of Government Officers not less than three in number, to assemble at the Mint at the expiration of each quarter for the inspection of the store of Bullion and Coin in the Mint, and report on the same to him, stating the exact amounts of the balance of each description verified by them.

9th. That the salaries specified as under shall be added to the Civil List—

The Master of the Mint per annum.- -$6,720. ?1,400.

The Superintendent of the Bullion Office.-$3,840. ?800.

The Assayer.-$3,840. ?800.

The Superintendent of the Coining Department.-$3,840. ?800.

The Superintendent of the Melting Department.-$3,840. ?800.

10th. That such other Officers and Servants of the Mint as may be appointed shall be paid such Salaries as may be fixed by the Governor with the approval of the Secretary of State, and that such Salaries shall be borne on the annual estimates.

(Copy.)

From Sir Frederick Rogers to Mr. Hamilton.

DOWNING STREET, 6th June, 1863.

SIR, I am directed by the Duke of Newcastle to transmit to you for the consideration of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury the Draft of an Ordinance for establishing a Mint in Hongkong, which has been drawn up by Sir Hercules Robinson after communication with the Master of the Imperial Mint.

I am also to annex a copy of the letter submitting the Ordinance to the Duke of Newcastle, and I am to state that his Grace would wish to be informed whether their Lordships approve of the appointments which Sir H. Robinson proposes to make, as well as of the Salaries which he recommends should be assigned to the several Officers.—I am, &c.,

(Signed) F. ROGERS.

G. A. HAMILTON, ESQ., &c., &c., &c.

The Right Hon'ble F. Peel, M. P., to Sir F. Rogers.

(Copy.)

TREASURY CHAMBERS, 23rd June, 1863.

    SIR,-With reference to your letter of the 6th instant I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, that my Lords approve of the provisions of the proposed Ordinance for establishing a Mint at Hongkong.

    Their Lordships also approve of the proposed appointments of Superintending Officers and of the Salaries proposed to be assigned to them which my Lords are assured are as low as will be required to command the services of efficient persons for the technical duties which they will be required to discharge.

    My Lords concur in the suggestion of the Master of the Mint communicated by Sir Hercules Robinson that a Master of the Mint should be appointed at once in order that the arrangements to be made in this Country preliminary to the establish- ment of a Mint should be carried out under his immediate supervision.

    My Lords consider that the success of the measure will greatly depend on the efficiency of the person selected for this im- portant post, and they suggest that practical acquaintance with the sciences of chemistry, metallurgy and mechanics should be regarded as essential qualifications for the post, in order that the Master may not only be able to control the operations of the other Principal Officers, but be able to assume the immediate direction of those operations in cases of leave of absence from illness or other causes.

    I am further to suggest that in engaging the Services of the Master and other Officers some 'understanding should become to regarding their return to England in the possible event of the Mint being closed after a sufficient trial.—I am, &c.,

SIR F. ROGERS, BART, &c., &c., &c.

No. 160-Financial.

(Signed) F. PEEL.

HONGKONG, 25th August, 1863.

MY LORD DUKE.-I have the honor to acknowledge your Grace's despatch No. 88 of 8th July last, in continuation of "Confidential" 19th April, 1863, on the subject of the establishment of a Mint in this Colony.

    2. I shall of course see that your Grace's instructions are carried out, and the correspondence shall be duly placed before the Legislative Council, when the Draft Ordinance shall also be submitted for adoption by that body.

3. But as this Ordinance can be passed at any time and there is no immediate occasion for it, your Grace's instructions being that nothing is to be done under it until receipt of further directions, I trust your Grace will approve my delaying for a time the application to the Council.

    4. No inconvenience, so far as I see, can arise from this, as care shall be taken that the Council and the public have full and sufficiently early opportunity of considering the question, and in the meantime our information on the subject (at pre- sent but scanty) will possibly be increased from various quarters.

5. I take occasion to ask if it be necessary to retain the word "Silver" in the first paragraph of the Draft Ordinance, as it seems to me that if a regular Mint be established here, it would be well to have out the dies already made for the copper Coin, and thus do away with the inconsistency of manufacturing one silver Coin in Hongkong and one copper in England.—I have the honor to be, My Lord Duke, your Grace's, most obedient Servant,

His Grace THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE, K. G.,

&c.,

&c.,

Hongkong--No. 148.

&c.

W. T. MERCER.

DOWNING STREET, 8th November, 1863.

     SIR,—I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 160 of the 25th August, respecting the Draft Ordinance for the establishment of a Mint in Hongkong. I have to instruct you to lay the correspondence which has passed on the subject, before your Council, and to submit the Ordinance for their approval.

With regard to the alteration which you suggest in the first paragraph of the Ordinance, I transmit to you a copy of a letter from the Treasury, to whom your depatch was referred, from which you will observe that it would not be proper to omit the word "Silver" from the first clause, although there would be no objection to the insertion of an additional clause, or to the passing of a further Ordinance to authorize the coinage of silver or copper Token Coins in Hongkong.—I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient humble Servant,

NEWCASTLE.

The Officer administering the Government of Hongkong.

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(Copy.)

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

Mr. Hamilton to Sir F. Rogers.

TREASURY CHAMBERS, 2nd November, 1863. SIR,-With reference to your letter of the 28th ultimo, transmitting copy of a communication from the Acting Governor of Hongkong on the subject of the Draft Ordinance proposed to be submitted to the Legislature of that Colony for the estab- lishment of a Mint at Hongkong, I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to request that you will observe to the Duke of Newcastle that the object of the proposed Ordinance is to regulate the issue of silver Coins from the Mint at Hongkong, and that the enacting clauses depend on the recital in the first clause regarding the purpose for which the Master of that Mint is to be appointed.

It would not be proper therefore to omit the word "Silver" from the first clause as proposed in the despatch of Acting Governor Mercer, but there would be no objection to the insertion of an additional clause, or to the passing hereafter of a further Ordinance authorising the Coinage at the Mint of silver or copper Token Coins according to the terms of the last Proclamation for the regulation of the currency of Hongkong.-I am, &c.,

SIR F. ROGERS, BART.

&c., &c.

No. 4.

&c.,

(Signed) GEO. A. HAMILTON.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Acting Governor has been pleased to appoint from the 1st instant, CHARLES MAY, Esquire, to be Sheriff, in the place of J. C. POWER, Esquire, resigned.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1864.

No. 5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notification from Her Majesty's Consul at Canton is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1864.

CANTON INDEMNITY MONEY.

NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

BRITISH CONSULATE, Canton, 6th January, 1864. With reference to his Notification in the Hongkong Government Gazette No. 52 of the 26th December, 1863, the Under- signed has to make known to the parties interested, that he will be prepared to issue to the Claimants or their legal Repre- sentatives Certificates for the amount of interest which have been verified on claims already paid, and the amounts of principal and interest on those lately admitted, on application at this Office between the hours of ten in the forenoon and four in the afternoon, on Tuesday the 12th instant and Friday the 15th instant, and on every succeeding Tuesday and Friday until further

notice.

D. B. ROBERTSON, H. B. M.'s Consul for Canton.

No. 6.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

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, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

$848,931. $300,000.

WM. LAMOND, Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 2nd January, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

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(Copy.)

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

Mr. Hamilton to Sir F. Rogers.

TREASURY CHAMBERS, 2nd November, 1863. SIR,-With reference to your letter of the 28th ultimo, transmitting copy of a communication from the Acting Governor of Hongkong on the subject of the Draft Ordinance proposed to be submitted to the Legislature of that Colony for the estab- lishment of a Mint at Hongkong, I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to request that you will observe to the Duke of Newcastle that the object of the proposed Ordinance is to regulate the issue of silver Coins from the Mint at Hongkong, and that the enacting clauses depend on the recital in the first clause regarding the purpose for which the Master of that Mint is to be appointed.

It would not be proper therefore to omit the word "Silver" from the first clause as proposed in the despatch of Acting Governor Mercer, but there would be no objection to the insertion of an additional clause, or to the passing hereafter of a further Ordinance authorising the Coinage at the Mint of silver or copper Token Coins according to the terms of the last Proclamation for the regulation of the currency of Hongkong.-I am, &c.,

SIR F. ROGERS, BART.

&c., &c.

No. 4.

&c.,

(Signed) GEO. A. HAMILTON.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Acting Governor has been pleased to appoint from the 1st instant, CHARLES MAY, Esquire, to be Sheriff, in the place of J. C. POWER, Esquire, resigned.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1864.

No. 5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notification from Her Majesty's Consul at Canton is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1864.

CANTON INDEMNITY MONEY.

NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

BRITISH CONSULATE, Canton, 6th January, 1864. With reference to his Notification in the Hongkong Government Gazette No. 52 of the 26th December, 1863, the Under- signed has to make known to the parties interested, that he will be prepared to issue to the Claimants or their legal Repre- sentatives Certificates for the amount of interest which have been verified on claims already paid, and the amounts of principal and interest on those lately admitted, on application at this Office between the hours of ten in the forenoon and four in the afternoon, on Tuesday the 12th instant and Friday the 15th instant, and on every succeeding Tuesday and Friday until further

notice.

D. B. ROBERTSON, H. B. M.'s Consul for Canton.

No. 6.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

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, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

$848,931. $300,000.

WM. LAMOND, Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 2nd January, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 7.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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   The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK OF INDIA, LONDON, AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

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, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF NOTES IN CIRCULATION,....$786,307. BULLION IN RESERVE,

.$300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON, Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China, Hongkong, 2nd January, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

No. 8.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

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 31st December, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES IN ISSUE, SPECIE IN RESERVE,

...

$438,311. .$150,000.

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W. KAYE, Acting Manager.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, Hongkong, 4th January, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 9.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the AGRA AND UNITED SERVICE BANK, LIMITED, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, in Hongkong, for

the month ending 31st December, 1863.

NOTES ISSUED,.

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

$471,981. $200,000.

HENRY NOBLE, Manager.

The Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, Hongkong, 4th January, 1864.

No. 7.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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   The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK OF INDIA, LONDON, AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

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, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF NOTES IN CIRCULATION,....$786,307. BULLION IN RESERVE,

.$300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON, Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China, Hongkong, 2nd January, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

No. 8.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

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 31st December, 1863, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES IN ISSUE, SPECIE IN RESERVE,

...

$438,311. .$150,000.

?

W. KAYE, Acting Manager.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, Hongkong, 4th January, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 9.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the AGRA AND UNITED SERVICE BANK, LIMITED, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, in Hongkong, for

the month ending 31st December, 1863.

NOTES ISSUED,.

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

$471,981. $200,000.

HENRY NOBLE, Manager.

The Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, Hongkong, 4th January, 1864.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

   I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Agra and United Service Bank Limited, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

A. F. ALVES, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

No. 10.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

   The subjoined letter received from the Superintendent of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY,

Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

SIR, I have the honor to hand you enclosed herewith copy of a letter from the Commander of this Company's Steamer Pekin, reporting his vessel having (it is supposed) touched on a rock not marked on the Chart.

   The position of the danger was communicated to the Commanding Officer of Her Majesty's Ship Swallow at Amoy.- I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedint Servant,

To the Honourable W. H. ALEXANLER, Esq.,

(Copy.)

Acting Colonial Secretary.

T. SUTHERLAND, ESQ.,

Superintendent P. & 0. S. N. Company, Hongkong.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, Hongkong, 7th January, 1864.

   DEAR SIR,-I beg herewith to hand you an extract from the Log of the S. S. "Pekin" on a passage from Swatow towards Amoy, as under-

   At 2.35 P.M. 17th December 1863 the Ship grounded slightly and passed over something supposed to be a rock, the lead giving 5 fathoms.

Clipper Point N.E. by N. & N.

Bearings True

Pagoda Island N. by W. W.

Centre Double Island W. by N. N.

The Chart indicates no danger on these bearings nor was any known either to myself or the pilot. The wind blowing at the time fresh, with some sea on-the Ship's draft of water 15 feet 6 inches; and it being necessary to clear Namoa and the dangers to the Southward before dark, no examination of the danger touched could be made.-I am, dear Sir, yours faithfully,

(Signed) W. SOAMES.

No. 1.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified that information has been received from the French Consul, that the prohi- bition of the export of Rice from French Cochin China is withdrawn from this date.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st January, 1864.

No. 2.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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 on the fore- noon of Thursday the 4th February, 1864, 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, 1st January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

   I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Agra and United Service Bank Limited, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

A. F. ALVES, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

No. 10.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

   The subjoined letter received from the Superintendent of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY,

Hongkong, 8th January, 1864.

SIR, I have the honor to hand you enclosed herewith copy of a letter from the Commander of this Company's Steamer Pekin, reporting his vessel having (it is supposed) touched on a rock not marked on the Chart.

   The position of the danger was communicated to the Commanding Officer of Her Majesty's Ship Swallow at Amoy.- I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedint Servant,

To the Honourable W. H. ALEXANLER, Esq.,

(Copy.)

Acting Colonial Secretary.

T. SUTHERLAND, ESQ.,

Superintendent P. & 0. S. N. Company, Hongkong.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, Hongkong, 7th January, 1864.

   DEAR SIR,-I beg herewith to hand you an extract from the Log of the S. S. "Pekin" on a passage from Swatow towards Amoy, as under-

   At 2.35 P.M. 17th December 1863 the Ship grounded slightly and passed over something supposed to be a rock, the lead giving 5 fathoms.

Clipper Point N.E. by N. & N.

Bearings True

Pagoda Island N. by W. W.

Centre Double Island W. by N. N.

The Chart indicates no danger on these bearings nor was any known either to myself or the pilot. The wind blowing at the time fresh, with some sea on-the Ship's draft of water 15 feet 6 inches; and it being necessary to clear Namoa and the dangers to the Southward before dark, no examination of the danger touched could be made.-I am, dear Sir, yours faithfully,

(Signed) W. SOAMES.

No. 1.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified that information has been received from the French Consul, that the prohi- bition of the export of Rice from French Cochin China is withdrawn from this date.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st January, 1864.

No. 2.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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 on the fore- noon of Thursday the 4th February, 1864, 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, 1st January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

WEATHER TABLES.

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

17

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

January 2,

30.00

57

29.93

58

29.93

58

3,

29.96

57

29.95

59

29.97

59

"

29.98

60

29.99

60

30.00

60

30.06

61

30.01

61

30.00

62

""

30.08

60

30.07

60

30.04

60

""

""

7.

30.04

60

30.05

61

30.06

62

>

8,

30.13

60

30.08

61

30.05

62

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.

Νο??.

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

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

Min. Max.

6A.M. 3 P.M.

6 A.M.

Dirn. F.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

1863-64.

Dec.

""

17

30 28.30.28.30 28.37|28.36 28.3442.0052.3047.30 37.30 42.00 41.00′40.30]52.30 ENE

26 28.42 28.40 28.41 28.40 28.40,46.30 53.00 50.00 43.30 49.30 47.30 45.00 54.30 NE

27 28.40 28.44 28.42 28.38 28.36,47.00 49.3048.00 44.00 45.30 44.30 43.30 51.00 ENE

28 28.43 28.45 28.40 28.38 28.38 46.00|52.00 49.00 43.30 48.30 46.30 44.00 53.00 ENE

29 28.38 28.38 28.38|28.33|28.33,42.30|54.00 50.30 39.30 48.00 45.3043.00 54.00 NE

"1

Jan.

12

?

!

31 28.31 28.34 28.32 28.27 28.25,45.00|53.00 50.30 39.00 45.00 43.00 43.00|53.00 NE

1 28.28 28.28 28.30 28.28 28.23 46.30 54.00 50.30 43.00 46.00 44.00 46.00 54.00 ENE

2 28.24 28.29 28.29 28.22 28.23 48.00|55.00 54.30 46.30 51.00 51.00 45.00156,30 E?N

3 28.26 28.29 28.27 28.27 28.25 51.00 59.30 57.00 46.30 55.00 53.00 45.00 61.3 E

4 28.25 28.30 28.32 28.25 28.2252.30|59.00 57.00 50.30 55.00 53.3049.00 60.30 E

5 28.35 28.32 28.32 28.32 28.32|51.30|58.30 56.00 50.30 53.30 51.00 50.00 59.00 E?N

6 28.32 28.37 28.34|28.32|28.30 50.00 56.30 54.30 46.00|57.00 52.00 49.00 57.30 ENE

7 28.30 28.34 28.39 28.34 28.34.49.00 53.00 52.00 47.00 49.30 48.00 48.30 57.00 E

8 28.38 28.44 28.41 28.35 28.3448.00 54.30 53.00 46.00 49.00 48.00 47.00 57.00 ELN

1

2 N?E

3 E

3 E

2 NNW

2 NE

1 NE?N

3 EN

4 E

2 N?E

3 EN

2

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3

1 E

3 N

2

Fine.

Fine, though hazy.

Overcast and very hazy.

CO

3

Do.

do.

2 NE

2

Fine.

2 NW

2 EbN

2

1 E

1 E

2 ENE

2 ENE

3 ENE

3 ENE

1 NNE

5 E

3 EN

1 EN

4. E

3 Fine, but very hazy.

Do. do.

Foggy; 8 A.M. fine, though hazy.

1 Cloudy; 8 A.M. fine.

Cloudy, passing fog; 9 A.M. fine, but very hazy.

3 Fine, though very hazy.

Cloudy and overcast; 12 fine, though hazy.

Cloudy, 12 fine, though hazy.

1 EbN

2

Cloudy with light fog; 9 A.M. fine, though hazy.

18

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 8th January, 1864.

Lets. Paps.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Abrahams, T.

37

Almy, C. E.

1

Cruickshank,W.1 Costa, F. D. 1

Graves Gibbons, F.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

1

Jordan, E. Jump, G.

1

Phillips, J. 2

1

Pickering, C.W.2

3

Shepherd, Capt. 1 Spooner, E. H. 1

Anderson, J.

1

Cunningham, Mr 1

Gerhold, C.

2

Pimm, J.

3

Siggery, T. I

Whampoa

Cruz, A. C. R. 1

Garratt, R.

Pagson, G. M.E. 2

Sandilands, J. 4

Abbott, W. R.

1

Champs, C.

1

Globe Parcel Co.)

Laun, E.

1

Puerto, J. E. 1

Smidt de, J.

1

Ahlmann, L.P. 1

Chaves, M.

1

Agents for the

Lord, J.

1

Poons, A.

1

Slackles, T. J. 1

Duguid, J.

1

Gavilla, A. R. 1 Gleinius, R. R. 1

Laight, W.

I

Porter, T.

1

Sielfeld, A.

1

Lewis Circus, 3

2

Pereira,

Stafford, W.

1

Bedggood, G.

1

Bowman, C.

Dorman, D.

1

3

Grigor, J. McL. 1

Landstein & Co.,1

Southworth, J. 2

1

Baptista, A.

Dahl, S.

1

Gibson, J. Capt. 1

1

Beyan, W. J.

Downie, George 4

1

Gibbs, E.

1

Rodrigues, A. P.1

Thomas, L.

6

1

Baning, G. W. 1

Destrongnoy

1

Murray,

Rumson, J.

1

Taabye, H.

1

Devarr, S. P.

1

Hall, Mr.

1

Meroe, G.

1

Reynolds, G.

Tayloy, Revd. 1

Bateman, J.

1

Brown,

Dowers, M.

1

Halen, J.

1

Moller,

1

Ramsey,

1

6

Baxter, Miss

Dahlberg,

1

Herbert, W.

1

Meyers, J.

1

Rocha, Sor. D.

Williams,

CO

3

Dieckmann, H. 1

Hannaford, Capt.1

Murphy, G.

J., Manila

1r.

Walker, J

1

Donaldson, C.M.1

Herman, M.

1

Maury, T.

1

Rozzell, W.

Worthy, S.

1

Hart & Co., J. 2

Milne, J.

1

Remedios, C. Snra.1

Wilson, F.

1

Clarance, Mrs. 1

Clare, W.

1

Ellison, T.

Harvey, J.

Miller, H.

1

Roberts, T.

1

Wilkins, Mr.

1

Hay, Capt.

2

Marshall, J.

Reith, J.

1

Walker, E. R.

1

Connelly, C.

1

Halse, R.

Wolff,

2

Child, J.

1

Folgin, Capt.

1

Hook, T.

Cumming,

1

1

Fernandes, A. P. 2

Howell, H.

1

Norton, E.

1

Smith

1

Com, D. S.

1

Fenton, J. J. 1

Hawke, R. F.

1

Nielsen, C. P.

Souza

1

Coath, W.

1

5

Forbes, F.

1

Napier, J.

1

Shields, Capt. 1

Carroll, J. A.

Flude, F.

1

Jones, T.

1

Sanders, J. U. 1

Church, J.

Frickle & Co. 1

Johnson, C.

1

Otto,

1

Satton, D.

1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 8th January, 1864.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Anne Bowen

2

Antipodes

2

1

Champion Creton

Fanny Fern

1

Lyra

4

Oasis

2

Sorie

1

Laure

1

Olympia

San Lourenzo

1

Assirian

1

Catharine

2

Gibsy Bride

Loyola

1

Oriental

Sumatra

1

Avalanche

2

Cezar

1

Granville

1

Ly-?e-moon

Onward

1

Sooloo

1

Avenir

Glaucester

3

1

Lyon

Sardinia

5

Aunt Lessy

1

Danietta

1

1

Gaston

Pambert

1

Sonora

Anglo Saxon

1

Dictator

5

Glendoveer 1

Mountain Ash 4

Princess of Wales 1

Surat

1

Alpaca

1

Dorcas Prince 1

Geelong

1

Maria L. Antonietta 3

Princes Royal 1

Silome

1

Akindo

Day Break

1

Maggie Atkinson 4

1

Penguin

2

Spy

Diana

2

Henrietta

2

1

Mary Warren

Portland

Stornway

1

Benefactor

Dolphin

1

Minerva

2

Panama

1

Brilliant

Bucton Castle 1

Belvidere

Burlington

HONN

1

1

D. Sex

2

Iskarda Shah

1

1

Merchantman

6

Pruth

Typhoon Thalaba

Dirigo

Indiaman

2

2

Denmark

Independence

2

1

Imperial

Eliza Corry

Coin Chester

1

Edith

7

Jean Bart

Cromwell

2

Elphine

Contest

3

Edward Percy 1

Jacatra

Johanna

Castle

1

Emma

John Banfield 7

3337

3

Competitor

1

Calcutta

1

Conflict

Fytam Star Feroze Shah

1

Luna Lucky Star

Mary Whitridge 2

Melbrek

Mercury Mencius

Nestorian

New York Normen

Orient

Queen of India 3

Queen's Own 17

5

Virginia Vanguard

??

2

25

CV

3

1

6

N

Queen of England 1

Weymouth 1

321

3

5

Rapid

1

Renown

3

1

Wave

Rifleman

1

3

Somas

1

Ocean Queen

Silver Eagle

1

West Australian 1

Wyoming Willey Wandering Jew 1

W. Continent

1

1

2

1

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

Ships of War, 8th January, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Algerine

1

Cormorant 1 Coquette

Brisk Bustard

1

Centaur

1 2

Haughty Havoc

Letters Papers.

2 5

Melville

Letters. Papers.

4

Rattler

Letters. Papers.

2

Valorous

2

1

P. Charlotte

1

Janus

3

Scout Severn

2

Weazel

1

1

Clown

1 1

Flamer

Leven

1

Rifleman

Tartar

Letters. Papers.

Lawsen, Lieut. 59th Regt.

Cookesly, Major

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 8th January, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Pelly, Lieutenant Colonel Pivate Marthin Bergin

1 1

Gray R. 97th Regiment

Kurshaw, Lieut., 95th Regt. 1

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

1

Ridgway, Lieut., 94th Regt. 1

Sandwith, Lieutenant Staff Surg. J. Lindsey Curtis 1

Taylor, Captain

1

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1864.

In re CLEMENCE DE BATINES, deceased.

WONG ACHONG, LEE-CHUM-SHEE,

"9

29

??

MERWANJEE EDUDJEE,

12

""

""

OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin,

NOTICE is give, to produce any Wills

or Codicils of the above parties, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on Saturday, the Sixteenth day of January, A.D, 1864; 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, Actg. Registrar.

In re JAMES TRUBSHAW,

N

JOSEPH GREEN,

27

THOMAS ANDERSON,

??

""

"

PHILLIPE DE LIAGRE,

,

LAZARUS,

deceased.

""

""

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?OTICE.—All claims against the above Estates must be proved before the Official Adminis- trator on or before the Eighth day of July, A.D. 1864, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make immediate payment to

N. R. MASSON, Official Administrator.

STEAM FOR

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

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

THE PENINSION COMPANY'S Steam-ship,

 "CHINA," Captain CURLING, with Her Ma- jesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above places on Friday, the 15th January, 1864, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th January, SPECIE until 9 A.M. on the 15th January; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 13th.

  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 s 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 Condition 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 January, 1864.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

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

WE

NOTICE.

19

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC. EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

NOTICE.

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. T interest and responsibility in our firm of

ΟΝ

Tuesday, the 26th of January, at Noon, the Company's Steam-ship TIGRE, Com- mandant DESFAUDAIZ, 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, Grecce. 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 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 4 P.M., on the 23rd of January; Specie and Parcels until 5 o'clock P.M. on the 25th.

As the Manifests of Merchandize have to be closed on the evening of the 25th, 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 shall 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.

C. BERTRAND, Agent.

Hongkong, 4th January, 1864.

MANCHESTER FIRE

ASSURANCE

COMPANY OF MANCHESTER

AND LONDON.

CAPITAL ONE MILLION STERLING.

THE

THE Directors have the pleasure to announce the appointment of Messrs. HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. as Agents for this Company at Hongkong, Shanghae, Canton, Hankow and Foochow; who are prepared to grant Insurance at current rates, and of whom all needful infor- mation may be obtained.

By order of the Board,

JAS. B. NORTHCOTT, Secretary.

the 31st December, 1862.

The partners now are: Robert Smith, Thos. David Neave, Robert Richard Westall, Robert Brand, and Randal Humpston Chambers.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. China, 21st November, 1863.

NOTICE.

THE have been

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.

TH

NOTICE.

THE business of the undersigned will from and after this date be carried on under the Style of REYNOLDS & Co., and Mr. J. A. DOS REMEDIOS is duly authorized to sign the same per procuration.

THOS. J. REYNOLDS.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1863.

FOR SALE.

NGLO-CHINESE CALENDAR for 1864,

A and compitie tables of Rates of Postage,

printed on card board at $1 per copy.

D. NORONHA. Hongkong, 26th December, 1863.

PARTI

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Oswald's Terrace, Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

NOTICE.

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TERMS:

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Do. to non-Subscribers each, .50 Advertisements of Five lines and under,.. 1.00 Do. in Chinese--for 25 Char- acters and under, Repetition, half the price.

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

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 3.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 16TH JANUARY, 1864.

VOL. X.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 1 of 1864.

MONDAY, 4TH JANUARY, 1864.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the ACTING GOVERNOR and all the Members, except the Surveyor General, absent in consequence of indisposition.

The Council met to-day by special Summons.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 22nd ultimo, were read and approved.

On the "Mint Bill" being brought forward for the second reading, the ACTING GOVERNOR in answer to questions put by Mr. MURRAY stated, (1) that he understood it to be the intention of Her Majesty's Government that the cost of the Mint should be defrayed out of the Revenues of the Colony; (2) that no Official Estimate had been framed of the cost of erecting a Mint, or of the whole annual charge for working it; and (3) that all the Official Correspondence in his possession had been submitted to the Council, and would be placed more fully before the Public in the next Government Gazette.

Debate ensued; and it was resolved that fuller information was required, and that, before proceeding with the second reading, the arrival of SIR HERCULES ROBINSON should be awaited who was expected to return within the current month.

The ACTING GOVERNOR mentioned the arrival by the British Ship Louisa of the Silver and Bronze Coins which had been struck in England under the supervision of the Royal Mint for the use of this Government, and moved the first reading of a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance to provide under the new currency of this Colony for conversion of British currency into Dollars in all payments by or to the Government.”

Question put and carried.

Bill read a first time, and ordered to be printed.

His Excellency then moved the first reading of a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance to prevent the defacing

of the current coin of this Colony."

Question put and carried.

Bill read a first time, and ordered to be printed.

The Council adjourned to Saturday, the 16th Instant, at noon.

Read and approved, this 16th Day of January, 1864.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

W. T. MERCER,

Acting Governor.

22

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH JANUARY, 1864.

Title.

Preamble.

tified by Proclamation

Ordinance payable in

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. 1 of 1864.

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 provide for conversion of British Currency in all

by or to the Government.

payments

[16th January, 1864.]

Whereas Her Majesty has been pleased to issue a Proclamation dated the 9th day of January, 1863, and published in the Hongkong Government Gazette of the 2nd day of May, 1863, whereby it was declared that from and after a day to be fixed by the Governor or Officer administering the Government of Hongkong a certain Proclamation by Her Majesty published at Hongkong on the 1st day of May, 1845, and so much of certain other Proclamations published at Hongkong on the 27th day of April, 1853, and the 9th day of July, 1857, respectively as had effect and were in force in the said Island of Hongkong should be revoked and annulled and that from and after the same date the Dollar of Mexico or other Silver Dollar of equivalent value as might from time to time be authorized by the Governor or Officer administering the Government of Hongkong should be the only legal tender of payment (except as therein directed and hereinafter recited) within the said Island of Hongkong and its dependencies: And that such Silver Coins as might be issued from Her Majesty's Mint representing some multiple of the Cent or one hundredth part of the said Dollar should be legal tender of payment for any sum not exceeding Two Dollars and that such Copper or Bronze Coins as might be issued from Her Majesty's Mint representing the Cent or one hundredth part or the Mil or Cash representing one thousandth part of the said Dollar should be legal tender of payment for any sum not exceeding One Dollar: And that the Silver and Copper Coins to be issued from Her Majesty's Mint as aforesaid should be prepared as follows:

The Silver pieces of money should be prepared of Silver containing twenty per cent of alloy. Every such piece should have for the obverse impression Her Majesty's Effigy crowned with the Inscription "Victoria Queen" and for the reverse impression an inscription 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 should have for the obverse impression Her Majesty's 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 should 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:

And whereas no such day has been fixed by Proclamation as the day for the purposes in Her Majesty's said Proclamation named to take effect but such day will be named as soon as conveniently may be: Now be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Acting Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legis- lative Council thereof, as follows:

After date to be no- I. From and after the day to be fixed by His Excellency the Governor or Officer where payments to or administering the Government under the power by Her said Majesty's Proclamation vested by Government are by in him whenever British Sterling has been or shall have been or shall be specified in any British Sterling same Ordinance of this Colony whether as payments to be made to or by the Government of this to be in Dollars, &c., Colony, such payments shall be made in Dollars and in such multiples of the Cent and Mil or Cash and in Cents and Mills or Cash as shall be so issued from Her Majesty's Mint as aforesaid only at the rate of Four Shillings and Two Pence to each Dollar. Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 16th Day of January, 1864.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

at 4s. 2d.

Clerk of Councils.

'

Νο. 11.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH JANUARY, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

23

Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Friday the 29th Instant, for the construction of the following works:-

Item 1.--A stone Bridge across the South termination of the present Canal at Bowrington. Item 2.-Continuation of Canal Walls at Bowrington to connect with Wongneichoong Bridge. Item 3.--Culverts and Drains in Victoria and Suburbs.

Item 4.--Surface Channels and Drains in Streets in Victoria and Suburbs.

   Plans and specifications may be seen, and other information obtained, at the Surveyor General's Office, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th January, 1864.

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

   The following Return of Licenses granted and Revenue collected at the Registrar General's Office, during the year ending 31st December, 1863, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1864.

RETURN of Licenses granted and Revenue collected at the Registrar General's Office during the year 1863.

Boats of four classes,

Cargo Boats,..

Cargo Boatmen,.

Chairs,

Chair Bearers,

Hawkers...

Chinese Undertakers,.

Boats,

Hawkers,..

Rent of Lands not leased, viz: Villages,

Chinese Undertakers,

Tenements for Emigrants,

Ordinance 12 of 1857,

Cargo Boats,

Cargo Boatmen,

Chairs,

Chair Bearers,. Markets' Rent,

Cultivated Lands,

Squatters,

LICENSES.

2,379

205

950

361

708

2,290

11

REVENUE.

$4,209.45

1,332.90

440.22

155.94

50.40

60.00

27.50

7,823.80

1,157.93

237.50

225.50

70.80

31,974.50

TOTAL,..

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th January, 1864.

No. 13.

$47,766.44

THOS. TURNER, Registrar General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified for general information, that a List of the Tenements valued for the current Year under the provisions of Ordinance No. 5 of 1863 will be open for inspection at the Government Offices for Fourteen Days commencing on Tuesday, the 19th Instant.

   Persons wishing to inspect the List are requested to apply at the Colonial Treasury to Mr. Hyndman, Police and Lighting Rate Clerk.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

24

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH JANUARY, 1864.

No. 5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notification from Her Majesty's Consul at Canton is published for general information,

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1864.

CANTON INDEMNITY MONEY.

NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

BRITISH CONSULATE, CANTON, 6th January, 1864. With reference to his Notification in the Hongkong Government Gazette No. 52 of the 26th December, 1863, the Under- signed has to make known to the parties interested, that he will be prepared to issue to the Claimants or their legal Repre- sentatives Certificates for the amount of interest which have been verified on claims already paid, and the amounts of principal and interest on those lately admitted, on application at this Office between the hours of ten in the forenoon and four in the afternoon, on Tuesday the 12th instant and Friday the 15th instant, and on every succeeding Tuesday and Friday until further

notice.

D. B. ROBERTSON, H. B. M.'s Consul for Canton.

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

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

January

9,

30.13

59

30.10

60

30.10

59

""

10,

30.07

59

30.05

59

30.04

59

11,

30.03

58

30.02

60

30.02

60

""

12,

30.00

58

29.97

59

29.96

60

""

13,

30.05

62

30.00

63

29.92

64

""

14,

29.94

64

30.00

64

30.07

63

""

15,

30.13

63

30.02

64

30.03

64

""

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

ΧΟΟΝ

WET BULB.

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.

Dirn.

F.

NOON

Dirn. ?

6 P.M.

F. Dirn.

F.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

1864.

Jan.

9 28.38 28.40 28.40 28.35 28.3349.00|55.00 52.00 47.00 51.30 49.00 48.30 58.00 E

10 28.33 28.57 28.35 28.32 28.3251.00|57.30 56.30 47.00 53.30 51.30 50.00 61.00 N?E

11 28.32 28.36 28.34 28.30 28.30 52.30 58.30 54.00 48.00 54.00 48.00 52.00 60.00 NEDE

3 E

1 NNE

1 NE?N

Cloudy and light fog, from 12 fine, but very hazy;

heavy squalls and dew, past night.

3 ENE

1 Calm

2 E

Fine, though very hazy.

4

Do.

do.

""

""

12 28.25 28.2828.2828.24 28.20:55.00 57.30 56.00 50.00 52.00 51.00 57.00 58.30 ESE

13 28.24 28.27 28.25 28.23 28.23 58.30 64.00 63.00 58.30 62.30 61.00 55.00 65.00 S

3 EbS

1 S

4 ESE

5

Cloudy and threatening sky.

1 S

1

Foggy; from 1 P.M. fine, though hazy.

14 28.25 28.32 28.30 28.25 28.27|59.00|66.00 63.30 57.30 61.30 60.00 56.00 67.00 ESE

2 ESE

1 NE

1

Fine, though hazy.

19

15 28.32 28.38 28.35 28,32 28.3255.305 .00|53.00|52.00|53.30 49.30 54.00 59.30 EbN

2 E

2 E

2

Passing fog and drizzling rain; from 1 P.M. fine,

though hazy.

"

DAY OF MONTH.

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 DECEMBER, 1863.

THERMOMETER (Fahrenheit.)

HYDROMETER.

DETACHED.

ATTACHED IN SHADE.

DRY BULB IN WET BULB IN SHADE. SHADE.

IN SUN.

IN WATER.

HUMIDITY COMPUTED. COMPLETE SATURATION = 1.000.

DEW POINT COMPUTED.

WIND.

VELOCITY IN FEET IN 5

MINUTES.

9 A.M.3 P.M.9 A.M.3 P.M. 13 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.

RAIN.

IN INCHES DURING THE PREVIOUS 24!

HOURS.

9 A.M.

STATE OF THE WEATHER.

9 A.M.

5

1234 10

Mon.

Tues.

Sun. 30.10 30.05 29.80 29.73 78 30.08 30.01 29.77 29.70 77 30.20 30.25 29.94 29.90 77

73

73

72

75

72

74

Wed. 30.15 30.15 29.82 29.80 82 Thurs. 30.12 30.24 29.84 29.92 78

71

72

71

72

6 Friday 30.25 | 30.20| 29.93| 29.89

73

70

70

221222

73

76

73

73

RRRRR:

78

74

72

80

75

73

81

78

73

75

76

72

73

73

75

73

82

91

Satur. 31.28 30.18 29.93| 29.87

79

70

72

79

Sun.

30.27 30.18 29.93| 29.86

79

68

71

81

10

Mon.

Tues.

30.25 | 30.15| 29.90| 29.85

80

68

71

72

30.24 30.28|29.89 29.93

68

63

67

69

70

11 Wed. 30.46 30.37 30.15 30.05 12 Thurs. 30.50 30.20 30.20 30.10 13 Friday 31.40 | 30.30 | 30.10 30.10

68

58

66

78

81

68

57

66

82

80

62

66

85

90

65

22=22ZZARSE

2222232RRIESS

72

73

74

72

75

73

71

74

73

73

73

*RRRR

67

69

69

68

8883

68

0.588 0.588 62.06 63.06

70

0.602 0.680 | 64.07

67.08

Overcast and drizzling rain. Do., but fine.

Overcast.

Do., but fine.

68

0.625 0.604 65.03

64.03

Fine.

Do.

66

0.617 | 0.534| 65.00 | 60.08

1.63

Do.

Do.

69

67

0.655 0.568 66.07 62.06

Overcast, but fine.

Fine.

73

66

68

0,576 | 0.534 62.09 60.08

Fine.

Do.

72

67

68

0.596 0.617 64.00 65.00

Do.

Do.

71

71

63

68

0.464 0.633 56.09 65.07

Do.

Do.

70

71

64

63

0.508 0.476

59.04 57.06

Do.

Do.

65

65

67

60

0.447 0.453

55.09 | 56.02

Do.

Do.

64

65

58

59

0.391 0.406

62.03 | 53.03

Do.

Do.

64

66

64 66

60

14

Satur. 30.33 30.34 30.05 30.01

62

67

66

89

87

66

66

15 Sun. 30.82 30.26 30.05| 29.95

68

62

66 65

95

78

64

63

16

Mon.

30.39 90.30 30.05 | 30.00

69

62

65

65

81

85

63

65

17

Tues. 30.40 30.31 | 30.10| 30.03

68

61

64

65

60

78

63

64

18 Wed. 30.41 30.37 30.10 30.02 19Thurs. 30.40 | 30.31 30.31 30.00

67

61

64

66

79

80

62

63

68

58

60

63

69

78

57

61

21

20 Friday 30.38|30.39| 30.08 30.01 Satur. 30.40 30.41 30.10| 20.98

67

58

60

62

68

71

58

60

68

59

63

70

75

60

62

22 Sun. 30.38 30.26 39.07| 29.95

69

59

23

24

Mon.

Tues.

30.40 | 30.32 30.10|29.99 30.34 30.28| 30.03 29.98

68

59

70

62

25

Wed. | 30.35| 30.30 30.05| 30.00

71

62

26

Thurs. 30.42| 30.33| 30.10

30.01

71

63

27 Friday 30.37 30.34 30.07 30.02 70

28 Satur. 30.34 30.24 30.02 20.95

70

Mean

29 Sun. 30.35 | 30.25 30 Mon. 30.40 | 30.32 31 Tues. 30.41 30.30 30.33 30.26 30.02| 29.92

30.05| 29.96

70

30.10 29.02 70

61

30.08 30.02

70

61

78

828865 8

65

63 66

66

63

62

67

2 2 3 3 888 888 5

66

72

70

64

64

67

67

68

66

68

66 67

66

68

8 832 32 32 33

91

80

64

66

83

91

64

65

84

90

64

67

89

87

63

66

G4 86

83

65

91

87

64

64

92

67

65

67

89

97

65

66

92

87

02

81

82

66

67

3 @ 8 8 8 8 8368815

66

3 | 8888888 8 8 8 8 8 2 P28838

8 | 83 8323 7 5 3 88 888FRE

60

GO

65

58

65

60

66

58

63

54

62

50

63

66

67

€7

68

57

67

64

67

57

68

57

67

66

68

8 3 3 3 3 3 3385863335533 8

59 60 0.406 0.447 58.03 55.09 59 0.434 0.406 55.01 53.03

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

0.424 0.453 | 54.04

56.02

Do.

Do.

59

0.434 0.418 55.01 54.01

Do.

Do.

59

0.391 0.418 52.03 54.01

Do.

Do.

57 0.46 0.366 56.07 50.04

Do.

Do.

58

0.403 0.380 53.00 51.05

Do.

Do.

???

0.344 0.361 48.07 50.01

Do.

Do.

54

0.259 0.323 41.02 47.01

Do.

Do.

55

0.301 0.337 45.03 48.02

Do.

Do.

57

0.366 | 0.366 | 50.04

50.04

Do.

Do.

57

0.320 0.348 46.08 49.00

Do.

Do.

0.391 0.397

52.03 52.06

Do.

Do.

0.391 0.413 52.03 53.07

Do.

Do.

0.320 0.372 46.08

50.08

Do.

Do.

56

0.380 0.351

51.05

49.04

Do.

Do.

0.356 0.372 49.07 50.08

Do.

Do.

59

60

0.356 0.387 49.07 0.380 | 0.424 51.05 54.04

51.09

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

59

0.337

0.406| 48.02

53.03

Do.

60

61

1.63

RMARKS,

Mean daily range of temperature. Monthly range of

.12.00 degrees.

During the

month.

do.

.23.00

3 P.M.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH JANUARY, 1864.

25

26

YTHEMA

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH JANUARY, 1864.

NOTICE.

HE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Su- preme Court, will be held on Monday, the Eighteenth day of January, A.D. 1864, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

In re HAROLD JOSHUA GUEST TOMLINS, late Master of the British barque Esk, deceased.

""

JAMES BOYLE, late Master of the Bri- tish schooner Tientsin, deceased.

NOTICE other persons, to produce any Wills

OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin,

or Codicils of the above parties, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on Saturday, the Twenty-third day of January, A.D. 1864; 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.

Ν No

By the Court,

N. R. MASSON, Actg. Registrar.

In re CLEMENCE DE BATINES, deceased.

?OTICE.—All claims against the above Estate must be proved before the Official Adminis- trator on or before the Thirteenth day of July, A.D. 1864, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to make immediate payment to

N. R. MASSON, Official Administrator.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

FOREIGN ATTACHMENT.

Between

WE

FREDERICK HOWEN BLOCK and HENRY KINGSMILL, Plaintiffs,

and

EDWARD HERCULES Duus,

Defendant.

HEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Frederick Howen Block and Henry Kingsmill against the above named Edward Hercules Duus to recover the sum of Two Thousand Dollars for money paid by the Plaintiffs for the use of the Defendant at his request and it being alleged that the said Edward Hercules Duus does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued re- turnable on the First day of February next ensuing, wherein Walter Ormiston and Henry Hemoley Severs are Garnishees.

    Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this action, the said Edward Hercules Duus or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Or- dinance of this Island intituled "An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent from the Colony' the said Attachment may be dissolved.

Dated the 15th day of January, A.D., 1864. EDWARD H. POLLARD, Plaintiff's Attorney.

HONGKONG, 15th January, 1864.

To

The Representatives of the

CANTON FOREIGN COMMUNITY OF 1856.

"

Gentlemen,--The amount of Interest accruing upon the Indemnity paid by the Chinese Govern- ment for the destruction of the property belonging to the late Canton Fire Brigade is Nine hundred and Ninety-five Dollars and Ninety-eight cents. As those amongst your number who continue to reside at Canton are known to feel much dis- satisfaction that no portion of the principal sum was voted to the re-establishment of a Fire Brigade for the protection of the Settlement at Shameen, I beg to propose that the amount above mentioned be left in the hands of H. M. Consul for that purpose, to which I believe it to be fully adequate. Should no objections to this course be intimated

to me on or before the 15th February next, I shall consider myself exonerated from responsi- bility in regard to the sum in question.-I am, Gentlemen, your obedient Servant,

C. W. MURRAY, Treasurer to the late Canton Fire Brigade.

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

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

NE of the PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL

ship, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Monday, the 1st February, 1864, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 30th January, SPECIE until Noon on the 31st January; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 30th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL

As the Manifests of Merchandize have to be closed on the evening of the 25th, the Shippers are requested to present their Shipping Orders before 4 P.M. of said day; for past that time, no mcre Bills of Lading shall 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. C. BERTRAND, Agent.

Hongkong, 4th January, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Office, Hong-WR

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 Condition 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 January, 1864.

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 Tuesday, the 26th of January, at Noon, the Company's Steam-ship TIGRE, Com- mandant DESFAUDAIZ, 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:

ΟΝ

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 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 4 P.M., on the 23rd of January; Specie and Parcels until 5 o'clock P.M. on the 25th.

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC. EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

THE

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility in our firm of

the air V. ANDREW BRAND

sed on the 31st December, 1862.

The partners now are: Robert Smith, Thos. David Neave, Robert Richard Westall, Robert Brand, and Randal Humpston Chambers.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. China, 21st November, 1863.

NOTICE.

THE have been

HE 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.

NOTICE.

THE business of the undersigned will from

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Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23RD JANUARY, 1864.

VOL. X.

No. 4.

No. 14.

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 the Order of Her Majesty in Council dated the 9th day of January 1863, a Proclamation was approved for the Regulation of the Currency in this Colony wherein it was (amongst other things) declared and ordained that certain matters in the said Proclamation contained should take effect and come into force from and after a day to be fixed by the Governor or Officer administering the Govern- ment, as by the said Proclamation reference being thereunto had will more fully appear; and whereas the said Proclamation was published in this Colony in the Government Gazette of the 2nd day of May, 1863: Now, therefore, I, WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, being the Officer administering the Government of the Colony, do hereby fix the 16th day of February now next ensuing as the day from and after which the matters contained in the Proclamation aforesaid shall take effect and come into force within the Colony of Hongkong.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 22nd Day of January, 1864.

No. 15.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to the Government Notification No. 125 of 29th November 1862, and to the Post Office Notification of 15th August 1863, the Public are hereby informed that on and after the 16th of February next the use of the Hongkong Postage Stamps on Correspondence posted at the General Post Office here will no longer be optional, but compulsory.

    2. The fifth clause therefore in the abovementioned Government Notification will be annulled from 16th Proximo, except as to the Agencies of the Hongkong General Post Office at Canton, Macao, Swatow, Amoy, Foo-chow-foo, Shanghae, Ningpo, Nagazaki, and Yedo.

3. The Postage Stamps are of the following value :-

Two Cents, Four Cents, Six Cents, Eight Cents,. Twelve Cents,

....

Eighteen Cents,

Twenty-four Cents, Thirty Cents,

Forty-eight Cents,

Ninety-six Cents,...

..or One Penny.

Two Pence. ...Three Pence.

Four Pence. ..Six Pence.

.Nine Pence.

Twelve Pence. ..Fifteen Pence.

.Two Shillings. ...Four Shillings.

   4. As it will take some time to make this regulation generally known, and it may consequently be expected that many letters will be posted insufficiently stamped, clause 7 of the Government Notification above referred to is also annulled, and for the future insufficiently stamped letters addressed to the United Kingdom will be forwarded, a fine of One Shilling being charged in addition to the Postage due upon all such letters.

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Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23RD JANUARY, 1864.

VOL. X.

No. 4.

No. 14.

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 the Order of Her Majesty in Council dated the 9th day of January 1863, a Proclamation was approved for the Regulation of the Currency in this Colony wherein it was (amongst other things) declared and ordained that certain matters in the said Proclamation contained should take effect and come into force from and after a day to be fixed by the Governor or Officer administering the Govern- ment, as by the said Proclamation reference being thereunto had will more fully appear; and whereas the said Proclamation was published in this Colony in the Government Gazette of the 2nd day of May, 1863: Now, therefore, I, WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, being the Officer administering the Government of the Colony, do hereby fix the 16th day of February now next ensuing as the day from and after which the matters contained in the Proclamation aforesaid shall take effect and come into force within the Colony of Hongkong.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 22nd Day of January, 1864.

No. 15.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to the Government Notification No. 125 of 29th November 1862, and to the Post Office Notification of 15th August 1863, the Public are hereby informed that on and after the 16th of February next the use of the Hongkong Postage Stamps on Correspondence posted at the General Post Office here will no longer be optional, but compulsory.

    2. The fifth clause therefore in the abovementioned Government Notification will be annulled from 16th Proximo, except as to the Agencies of the Hongkong General Post Office at Canton, Macao, Swatow, Amoy, Foo-chow-foo, Shanghae, Ningpo, Nagazaki, and Yedo.

3. The Postage Stamps are of the following value :-

Two Cents, Four Cents, Six Cents, Eight Cents,. Twelve Cents,

....

Eighteen Cents,

Twenty-four Cents, Thirty Cents,

Forty-eight Cents,

Ninety-six Cents,...

..or One Penny.

Two Pence. ...Three Pence.

Four Pence. ..Six Pence.

.Nine Pence.

Twelve Pence. ..Fifteen Pence.

.Two Shillings. ...Four Shillings.

   4. As it will take some time to make this regulation generally known, and it may consequently be expected that many letters will be posted insufficiently stamped, clause 7 of the Government Notification above referred to is also annulled, and for the future insufficiently stamped letters addressed to the United Kingdom will be forwarded, a fine of One Shilling being charged in addition to the Postage due upon all such letters.

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5. Unstamped or insufficiently stamped letters for the United Kingdom originating at any of the Agencies of the Hongkong Post Office, will for the present be sent on charged with the deficient amount of postage only.

6. Letters addressed to places to which they cannot be forwarded unpaid, will, in the event of their being insufficiently stamped, be opened and returned to the writers.

7. Correspondence for the United Kingdom if insufficiently stamped for transmission vi? Marseilles will be forwarded by way of Southampton, if the Colonial Postage Stamps upon it are sufficient to cover the full postage by that route.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1864.

No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Government Notification No. 125 of 29th November, 1862, is republished for general information and convenience.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1864.

No. 125.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

1. It is hereby notified that Colonial Postage Stamps will be issued from the Treasury and General Post Office of this Colony on and after the 8th December next.

2. These Stamps represent the following amounts in value :---

Two Cents,. Eight Cents, Twelve Cents, Eighteen Cents,. Twenty-four Cents, Forty-eight Cents,

Ninety-six Cents,

or One Penny. Four Pence. Six Pence. Nine Pence. One Shilling. .Two Shillings. .Four Shillings.

3. They will be issued in exchange for the Current Dollars of the Colony.

   4. It must be understood that the Postage Labels of this Colony are alone available for the payment of postage on correspondence posted at the General Post Office in Hongkong, or the Agencies thereof at Whampoa, Canton, Macao, Swatow, Amoy, Foochow-foo, Shanghae, Ningpo, Nagasaki and Yedo, and that except in the case of correspondence sent by Officers and Seamen, serving on board Her Majesty's Ships, British or Imperial Postage Stamps are not available for the payment of letters, &c., addressed to the United Kingdom.

5. Their use will for the present be optional.

6. They may be used on correspondence to places to which the prepayment of postage is either compulsory or optional, i.e., no credit will be given to these Stamps on correspondence addressed to places to which the postage cannot be prepaid in Hongkong.

7. Correspondence insufficiently stamped will be returned to the writers with an indication of the amount insufficient, except in the case of letters, &c., originating at any of the Agencies of the Hongkong Post Office, which will, if addressed to the United Kingdom, be sent on charged with the deficient amount of postage and a fine of 1s.

8. The Labels are to be placed on the upper right hand corner of the correspondence, except in cases where they may be used in payment of "Late Fees" when the Stamp representing the Late Fee is to be placed on the lower left hand corner of the correspondence.

By Order,

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

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 17.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Whereas the Danish Brig Chico while in the Lyemoon Passage was attacked by Pirates who murdered certain of her Crew,

Notice is hereby given, that

A REWARD OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS

 will be given to any person who shall give such information as shall lead to the apprehension and con- viction of one or more of the guilty parties.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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5. Unstamped or insufficiently stamped letters for the United Kingdom originating at any of the Agencies of the Hongkong Post Office, will for the present be sent on charged with the deficient amount of postage only.

6. Letters addressed to places to which they cannot be forwarded unpaid, will, in the event of their being insufficiently stamped, be opened and returned to the writers.

7. Correspondence for the United Kingdom if insufficiently stamped for transmission vi? Marseilles will be forwarded by way of Southampton, if the Colonial Postage Stamps upon it are sufficient to cover the full postage by that route.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1864.

No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Government Notification No. 125 of 29th November, 1862, is republished for general information and convenience.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1864.

No. 125.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

1. It is hereby notified that Colonial Postage Stamps will be issued from the Treasury and General Post Office of this Colony on and after the 8th December next.

2. These Stamps represent the following amounts in value :---

Two Cents,. Eight Cents, Twelve Cents, Eighteen Cents,. Twenty-four Cents, Forty-eight Cents,

Ninety-six Cents,

or One Penny. Four Pence. Six Pence. Nine Pence. One Shilling. .Two Shillings. .Four Shillings.

3. They will be issued in exchange for the Current Dollars of the Colony.

   4. It must be understood that the Postage Labels of this Colony are alone available for the payment of postage on correspondence posted at the General Post Office in Hongkong, or the Agencies thereof at Whampoa, Canton, Macao, Swatow, Amoy, Foochow-foo, Shanghae, Ningpo, Nagasaki and Yedo, and that except in the case of correspondence sent by Officers and Seamen, serving on board Her Majesty's Ships, British or Imperial Postage Stamps are not available for the payment of letters, &c., addressed to the United Kingdom.

5. Their use will for the present be optional.

6. They may be used on correspondence to places to which the prepayment of postage is either compulsory or optional, i.e., no credit will be given to these Stamps on correspondence addressed to places to which the postage cannot be prepaid in Hongkong.

7. Correspondence insufficiently stamped will be returned to the writers with an indication of the amount insufficient, except in the case of letters, &c., originating at any of the Agencies of the Hongkong Post Office, which will, if addressed to the United Kingdom, be sent on charged with the deficient amount of postage and a fine of 1s.

8. The Labels are to be placed on the upper right hand corner of the correspondence, except in cases where they may be used in payment of "Late Fees" when the Stamp representing the Late Fee is to be placed on the lower left hand corner of the correspondence.

By Order,

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

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 17.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Whereas the Danish Brig Chico while in the Lyemoon Passage was attacked by Pirates who murdered certain of her Crew,

Notice is hereby given, that

A REWARD OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS

 will be given to any person who shall give such information as shall lead to the apprehension and con- viction of one or more of the guilty parties.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 5.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD JANUARY, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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The following Notification from Her Majesty's Consul at Canton is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1864.

CANTON INDEMNITY MONEY.

NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

BRITISH CONSULATE, CANTON, 6th January, 1864. With reference to his Notification in the Hongkong Government Gazette No. 52 of the 26th December, 1863, the Under- signed has to make known to the parties interested, that he will be prepared to issue to the Claimants or their legal Repre- sentatives Certificates for the amount of interest which have been verified on claims already paid, and the amounts of principal and interest on those lately admitted, on application at this Office between the hours of ten in the forenoon and four in the afternoon, on Tuesday the 12th instant and Friday the 15th instant, and on every succeeding Tuesday and Friday until further

notice.

D. B. ROBERTSON, H. B. M.'s Consul for Canton.

No. 11.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Friday the 29th Instant, for the construction of the following works:-

Item 1.—A stone Bridge across the South termination of the present Canal at Bowrington. Item 2.-Continuation of Canal Walls at Bowrington to connect with Wongneichoong Bridge. Item 3.--Culverts and Drains in Victoria and Suburbs.

Item 4.-Surface Channels and Drains in Streets in Victoria and Suburbs.

Plans and specifications may be seen, and other information obtained, at the Surveyor General's Office, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 p.m.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th January, 1864.

No. 13.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified for general information, that a List of the Tenements valued for the current Year under the provisions of Ordinance No. 5 of 1863 will be open for inspection at the Government Offices for Fourteen Days commencing on Tuesday, the 19th Instant.

Persons wishing to inspect the List are requested to apply at the Colonial Treasury to Mr. Hyndman, Police and Lighting Rate Clerk.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th January, 1864.

No. 18.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Time Table of the Mail Services for the Year 1864, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

INDIA

MACROS MAID SERVICES, FOR THE YEAR 1804. APPROVED BY THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL ON THE 2ND NOVEMBER, 1863. Contract time for the Transit through Egypt of the Marseilles portion of the Mails.

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* On Sundays at 9 A.M.

+ Except in June, July, and August,

34

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD JANUARY, 1864.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

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

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer,

1

January

16,

30.12

63

30.09

03

30.06

63

17,

30.08

60

30.03

60

30.00

60

""

18,

29.97

60

29.95

61

29.92

62

22

19,

29.90

64

29.90

65

29.90

66

27

20,

29.90

66

29.90

66

29.94

65

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21,

29.97

65

29.98

64

29.99

64

22,

30.02

63

29.97

64

30.00

63

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

·ΝΟΟΝ

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER- MOMETER.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHEK.

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6 A.M.

Dirn. F.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn. F.

Dirn.

F.

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6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

1864.

Jan.

16 28.34 28.37 28.35 28.26 28.29 51.00 53.50 50.30 49.30 51.00 48.00 50.00 56.30 E

4 E

2 E

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1

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4 E

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3

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4 SE

5 SE

4

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fog.

27

1

19

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5 SE

4 SSE

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27

!

:

20

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5

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passing fog.

19

21

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3

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2 E

1 !

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A.M. fine; 5.20 P.M. thick fog.

*

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Abrahams, T. Almy, C. ?. Anderson, J.

37

1

Church, J. Costa, F. D.

1 1

Frickle & Co. 1

Ferdinand

2

Cruz, A. C. R. 1

Whampoa Abbott, W. R. 1

Champs, C.

Graves

2

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD JANUARY, 1864.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

35

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 22nd January, 1864.

Lets. Paps.

1

Souza Shields, Capt. 1 Sanders, J. O.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Holmes, G. 3

8

Nielsen, C. P. Napier, J.

1

1

Jones, T.

1

Chaves, M.

1

Gibbons, F. 1

Johnson, C.

1

Otto,

1

Satton, D.

Ahlmann, L.P. 1

Colombo, G.

9

Gerhold, C.

2

Jordan, E.

Shepherd, Capt. 1

Clarke, F.

1

Garratt, R.

1

Jump, G.

Phillips, J.

Spooner, E. H. 1

Bedggood, G.

1

Globe Parcel Co,

Pickering, C.W.2

Siggery, T.

1

Bowman, C.

1

Duguid, J.

1

Agents for the f

Laun, E.

Pimm, J.

3

Sandilands, J. 8

Baptista, A.

1

Dorman, D.

1

3

Gavilla, A. R. 1

Lord, J.

Pagson, G. M. E.2

1

Smidt de, J.

1

Beyan, W. J.

1

Dahl, S.

1

Grigor, J. McL. 1

Baning, G. W. 1

Downie, George 4

Gibson, J. Capt. 1

Laight, W.

Puerto, J. E.

1

Slackles, T. J. 1

Bateman, J.

1

Destrongnoy

1

Gibbs, E.

Lewis Circus, 15

Poons, A.

1

1

Sielfeld, A.

1

10

1

Brown,

6

3

Devarr, S. P.

1

Gibbes, H.

Landstein & Co., 2

Porter, T.

1

Stafford, W.

1

1

Pereira,

Saabye, H.

Baker, James Jr. 1

Dowers, M.

1

Hall, Mr.

1

Baker, C. F. 1

Dahlberg,

Murray,

Swain, G.

2

1

Halen, J.

Rodrigues, A. P. 1

1

Bielfeld, A.

Meroe, G.

1

1

Dieckmann, H. 1

Herbert, W.

Rumson, J.

1

1

Baldamaria, F. 1

Moller,

Thomas, L.

6

1

Dundas, Capt. 1

Hannaford, Capt.1

Reynolds, G.

1

Meyers, J.

Tayloy, Revd. 1

1

Herman, M.

Ramsey,

1

1

Clarance, Mrs. 1

Ellison, T.

Murphy, G.

Titens, Capt. 1

1

Rocha, Sor. D.

1

Hart & Co., J. 2

Clare, W.

Maury, T.

1

Harvey, J.

J., Manila 1r.

2

Williams,

2

Connelly, C.

1

Folgin, Capt.

Milne, J.

Rozzell, W.

2

1

Child, J.

Hay, Capt.

2

Walker, J

1

Miller, H.

1

Fernandes, A. P. 2

Halse, R.

Remedios, C. Snra.1

1

Wilson, F.

Marshall, J.

1

Cumming,

1

1

Fenton, J. J.

1

Hook, T.

Roberts, T.

1

2

Mason, N.

1

Com, D. S.

1

Forbes, F.

1

Howell, H.

Robinson, Capt. 3

1

Coath, W.

1

5

Flude, F.

1

McGurn, W.

Wilkins, Mr. Wolff,

Hamilton, J. W. 1

Mayo, C.

Smith

1 1

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anne Bowen

Creton

1

Fanny Fern

1

Antipodes

2

1

Catharine

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 22nd January, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

San Lourenzo Sooloo

Letters. Papers.

Lucky Star

Oasis

Laure

1

Olympia

Avalanche

Cezar

Avenir

Canton

Aunt Lessy

2

Canaan

1

Granville

Glaucester Gaston

Anglo Saxon

1

Alpaca

1

Dictator

5

Glendoveer Gazelle

1321

Loyola

1

Oriental

2

Sardinia

Lets. Paps.

1

5

4

1

Ly-ee-moon

1

Lyon

1

Onward Orue

1

Surat

Silome

Spy

1

1

Akindo

Dorcas Prince 1

Anita

1

Day Break

1

Amoy

Diana

Dolphin

Benefactor

1

D. Sex

2

Brilliant

1

1

Dirigo

1

Bucton Castle 1

Denmark

Belvidere

Burlington

QN

Henrietta Hadassah Helios

Indiaman

Independence Isaac Jealis

Edith

Elphine

Jean Bart

Contest

3

Edward Percy 1

Castle

1

Emma

1

Jacatra

Johanna

Competitor

1

Empress

John Banfield

241

211

10 00 00 E

1

Mountain Ash 4

Maggie Atkinson 4

Mary Warren

Pambert

1

Stornway

1

Maria L. Antonietta 3

Princess of Wales

Sebastapol

15

Princes Royal 1

1

Penguin

2

Merchantman 6

Portland

Typhoon Thalaba

25

3

Mary Whitridge 2

Panama

1

Melbrek

3

Pruth

Unrivelled

Mercury

Mencius

Queen of England 1

Virginia

Maria Barlett 2

Mary Frazier

Vanguard 6

N

1

Renown

3

1

3

Mary Ross

1

Rifleman

1

Race Horse

1

7

3

New York

2

1

Calcutta

1

John Bibby

1

Normen

Somas

1

WestAustralian 1 Wyoming Willey

1

2

Conflict

2

Fytam Star

1

Champion

1

Feroze Shah

Luna

1

Orient

2 3

Silver Eagle Sorie

1

Wandering Jew 1 W. Continent

1

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

Ships of War, 22nd January, 1864.

Algerine

   Brisk Bustard

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Cormorant 2 Coquette Centaur

2

2

1

Haughty Havoc

Janus

3 5

2

Melville Manila

Rifleman Rattler Ringdove

1

Tartar

4

2

1

Valorous

2

1

3

Clown

1 1 Flamer

5

Leven

P. Charlotte 7 Pearl

Scout

2

Weazel

1

Severn

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 22nd January, 1864.

Cookesly, Major

Dennis Gannon

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

1

Lawson, Lieut. 59th Regt.

1

1

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

1

Pivate Marthin Bergin

Ridgway, Lieut., 94th Regt. 1

Letters. Papers.

Staff Surg. J. Lindsey Curtis 1 Taylor, Captain

1

36

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD JANUARY, 1864.

In re MOSSAJEE DOWOODJEE SETTY, deceased.

N

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 Friday, the twenty-ninth day of January, A.D. 1864, 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, Actg. Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

HONGKONG.

FOREIGN ATTACHMENT.

Between

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 30th January, SPECIE until Noon on the 31st January; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 30th.

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 and HENRY KINGSMILL, Company's Black Bills of Lading are particu- Plaintiffs,

larly requested to note the Terms and Condition 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.

FREDERICK HOWEN BLOCK

and

EDWARD HERCULES DUUS,

Defendant.

WHEREAS an action has been commenced in

this Court at the suit of the above named Frederick Howen Block and Henry Kingsmill against the above named Edward Hercules Duus to recover the sum of Two Thousand Dollars for money paid by the Plaintiffs for the use of the Defendant at his request and being alleged that the said Edward Hercules Duus does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued re- turnable on the First day of February_next ensuing, wherein Walter Ormiston and Henry Hemoley Severs are Garnishees.

66

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this action, the said Edward Hercules Duus or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Or- dinance of this Island intituled An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent from the Colony the said Attachment may be dissolved.

Dated the 15th day of January, A.D., 1864. EDWARD H. POLLARD, Plaintiff's Attorney.

To

HONGKONG, 15th January, 1864.

The Representatives of the

CANTON FOREIGN COMMUNITY OF 1856.

"

Gentlemen,-The amount of Interest accruing upon the Indemnity paid by the Chinese Govern- ment for the destruction of the property belonging to the late Canton Fire Brigade is Nine hundred and Ninety-five Dollars and Ninety-eight cents. As those amongst your number who continue to reside at Canton are known to feel much dis- satisfaction that no portion of the principal sum was voted to the re-establishment of a Fire Brigade for the protection of the Settlement at Shameen, I beg to propose that the amount above mentioned be left in the hands of H. M. Consul for that purpose, to which I believe it to be fully adequate. Should no objections to this course be intimated to me on or before the 15th February next, I shall consider myself exonerated from responsi- bility in regard to the sum in question.—I am, Gentlemen, your obedient Servant,

C. W. MURRAY, Treasurer to the late Canton Fire Brigade.

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

"BEHAR," Captain DUNDAS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Monday, the 1st February, 1864, at 2 P.M.

THOS. SUTHERLAND,

Superintendent.

Peninsular and Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 16th January, 1864.

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 Tuesday, the 26th of January, at Noon, the Company's Steam-ship TIGRE, Com- mandant DESPAUDAIZ, 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:

ΟΝ

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 11 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 4 P.M., on the 23rd of January; Specie and Parcels until 5 o'clock P.M. on the 25th.

As the Manifests of Merchandize have to be

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.

C. BERTRAND,

Hongkong, 4th January, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

Agent.

E have established a branch of our firm in

Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC. EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

NOTICE.

THE

in our firm of THE interest and responsibility in our firm of

the 31st December, 1862.

The partners now are: Robert Smith, Thos. David Neave, Robert Richard Westall, Robert Brand, and Randal Humpston Chambers.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co.

China, 21st November, 1863.

NOTICE.

THE

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.

NOTICE.

THE business of the undersigned will from and after this date be carried on under the Style of REYNOLDS & Co., and Mr. J. A. DOS REMEDIOS is duly authorized to sign the same per procuration.

THOS. J. REYNOLDS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1863.

FOR SALE.

NGLO-CHINESE CALENDAR for 1864, and complete tables of Rates of Postage, printed on card board at $1 per copy.

S

D. NORONHA. Hongkong, 26th December, 1863.

NOTICE.

UBSCRIBERS to the Hongkong Government Gazette, wishing to have extra copies of the same to complete their file of last year, are hereby informed that they can have them by applying at this office.

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- acters and under,.

closed on the evening of the 25th, the Shippers Repetition, half the price. are requested to present their Shipping Orders before 4 P.M. of said day; for past that time, no more Bills of Lading shall 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

$10.00

33

50

1.00

1.00

D. NORONHA, Government Printer.

Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 2nd January 1864.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OsWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTONSTREET,

DIE

SOIT

ET

QUI MAL

MON

DROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 5.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH JANUARY, 1864.

VOL. X.

No. 19.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Copy of a Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Her Majesty and the King of Italy, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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

SIGNED AT TURIN, AUGUST 6, 1863.

[Ratifications exchanged at London, October 29, 1863.]

  In the Name of the most Holy and Indivisible Trinity. HER Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the King of Italy, being desirous of extending and facilitating the relations of commerce between their respective dominions and subjects, have re- solved to conclude a Treaty for that purpose, and have named as their respective Plenipotentiaries, that is to say:

Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c., Sir James Hudson, a Knight Commander of the Most Ho- nourable Order of the Bath, Her Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to His Majesty the King of Italy;

And His Majesty the King of Italy, Giovanni Manna, Senator of the Kingdom, Grand Officer of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, Minister Secretary of State for Agriculture, In- dustry, and Commerce;

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

ARTICLE I.

   There shall be between all the dominions and possessions of the two High Contracting Parties, reciprocal freedom of commerce and navigation. The subjects of each of the two Contracting Parties,

In Nome della Santissima ed Indivisibile Trinit? SUA Maest? il Re d'Italia e Sua Maest? la Regina del Regno Unito della Gran Bretagna e d'Irlanda, desiderosi di estendere e facilitare le relazioni di commercio tra i loro rispettivi dominii e sudditi, hanno determinato di conchiudere un Trattato per questo scopo, ed hanno nominato a loro rispettivi Plenipotenziarii, cio?:--

Sua Maest? il Re d'Italia, Giovanni Manna, Senatore del Regno, Grande Ufficiale dell' Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro, Ministro Segretario di Stato per l'Agricoltura, l'Industria, ed il Com- mercio;

E Sua Maest? la Regina del Regno Unito della Gran Bretagna e d'Irlanda, Sir James Hudson, Commendatore dell' Onorevolissimo Ordine del Bagno, Suo Inviato Straordinario e Ministro Pleni- potenziario presso Sua Maest? il Re d'Italia;

I quali, dopo essersi reciprocamente comunicati i loro rispettivi pieni poteri, riconosciuti in buona e debita forma, convennero nella stipulazione dei seguenti Articoli:-

ARTICOLO I.

Vi sar? tra tutti gli stati e possessi delle due Alte Parti Contraenti libert? reciproca di commer- cio e di navigazione. I sudditi di ognuna di esse Parti Contraenti avranno facolt? di entrare libera-

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 respectively, shall have liberty freely and securely to come, with their ships and cargoes, to all places, ports, and rivers in the dominions and possessions of the other, to which other foreigners are or may be permitted to come; and shall, throughout the whole extent of the dominions and possessions of the other, enjoy the same rights, privileges, liber- ties, favours, immunities, and exemptions in mat- ters of commerce and navigation, which are or may be enjoyed by native subjects generally.

ARTICLE II.

  No other or higher duties shall be imposed on the importation into the dominions and possessions of Her Britannic Majesty, of any article the pro- duce or manufacture of the dominions and posses- sions of His Majesty the King of Italy, from whatever place arriving, and no other or higher duties shall be imposed on the importation into the dominions and possessions of His Majesty the King of Italy, of any article the produce or ma- nufacture of Her Britannic Majesty's dominions and possessions, from whatever place arriving, than are or may be payable on the like article, the produce or manufacture of any other foreign country; nor shall any prohibition be maintained or imposed on the importation of any article the produce or manufacture of the dominions and possessions of either of the Contracting Parties into the dominions and possessions of the other, which shall not equally extend to the importation of the like articles being the produce or manufacture of any other country.

His Majesty the King of Italy further engages that he will not prohibit the importation into his dominions and possessions of any article the produce or manufacture of the dominions and possessions of Her Britannic Majesty, from whatever place arriving.

mente e sicuramente coi loro bastimenti e carichi in tutti i luoghi, porti, e riviere degli stati e pos- sessi dell'altra, la cui entrata ? fin d'ora permessa o la sar? nel seguito agli stranieri, e godranno ri- spettivamente negli stati e possessi dell'altra, degli stessi diritti, privileg?, libert?, favori, immunit?, ed esenzioni in materia di commercio e navigazione di cui godono o godranno i nazionali.

ARTICOLO II.

All' importazione negli stati e possedimenti di Sua Maest? Britannica di qualsiasi mercanzia, pro- dotta o fabbricata negli stati o possessi di Sua Maest? il Re d'Italia, qualunque siane la prove- nienza, e similmente all' importazione negli stati e possessi di Sua Maest? il Re d'Italia di qualsiasi mercanzia, prodotta o fabbricata negli stati di Sua Maest? la Regina d'Inghilterra, qualunque ne sia la provenienza, non saranno riscossi altri o maggiori dazi d'entrata che quelli che si pagano o potranno pagarsi sui consimili articoli prodotti o fabbricati in qualunque altro paese straniero.

Non potr? conservarsi n? imporsi dall' una delle Alte Parti Contraenti alcun divieto all' importa- zione ne' proprii stati e possessi di qualsiasi mer- canzia prodotta o fabbricata negli stati o possessi dell' altra, senza che tal divieto non sia nell' istessa guisa applicato all' importazione di consimili mer- canzie prodotte o fabbricate in qualunque siasi altro paese.

Sua Maest? il Re d'Italia s'impegna ancora a non proibire l'importazione ne' suoi dominii e pos- sessioni di qualsiasi mercanzia prodotta o fabbricata nei dominii e possessi di Sua Maest? Britannica, qualunque siane la provenienza.

ARTICLE III.

  No other or higher duties or charges shall be imposed in the dominions and possessions of either of the Contracting Parties, on the exportation of any article to the dominions and possessions of the other, than such as are, or may be, payable on the exportation of the like article to any other foreign country; nor shall any prohibition be imposed on the exportation of any article from the dominions and possessions of either of the two Contracting Parties to the dominions and possessions of the other, which shall not equally extend to the ex- portation of the like article to any other country.

ARTICLE IV.

The subjects of one of the Contracting Parties shall enjoy, in the dominions and possessions of the other, equality of treatment with native sub- jects in all that relates to the transit trade; and also in regard to ware-housing, bounties, facilities, and drawbacks.

ARTICOLO III.

Sull' esportazione di qualsiasi mercanzia dagli stati e possessi d'una delle Parti Contraenti, in destinazione degli stati e possessi dell' altra, non saranno riscossi altri diritti o maggiori di quelli che si riscuoteranno sui simili articoli esportati per qualsivoglia altro paese straniero. Non sar? im- posto divieto all' esportazione di qualsiasi mercanzia dagli stati e possessi di una delle Parti Contraenti per gli stati e possessi dell' altra, senza che tal divieto sia applicato, nell' istessa guisa, all' espor- tazione di consimili articoli per qualsiasi altro paese straniero.

ARTICOLO IV.

I sudditi di una delle due Parti Contraenti godranno, negli stati e possessi dell' altra, egua- glianza di trattamento co' nazionali in tutto quanto ha rapporto al commercio di transito, ed anche in quello che concerne magazzinaggio, diritti di rim- portazione, favori, e drawbacks.

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ARTICLE V.

All articles which are or may be legally import- able into the ports of the dominions and possessions of Her Britannic Majesty in British vessels, may likewise be imported into those ports in Italian vessels, without being liable to any other or higher duties or charges, of whatever denomination, than if such articles were imported in British vessels; and reciprocally, all articles which are or may be legally importable into the ports of the dominions and possessions of His Majesty the King of Italy in Italian vessels, may likewise be imported into those ports in British vessels, without being liable to any other or higher duties or charges, of what- ever denomination, than if such articles were imported in Italian vessels. Such reciprocal equa- lity of treatment shall take effect without distinc- tion, whether such articles come directly from the place of origin, or from any other place.

In the same manner there shall be perfect equa- lity of treatment in regard to exportation, so that the same export duties shall be paid, and the same bounties and drawbacks allowed, in the dominions and possessions of either of the Contracting Parties, on the exportation of any article which is or may be legally exportable therefrom, whether such exportation shall take place in Italian or in British vessels, and whatever may be the place of destina- tion, whether a port of either of the Contracting Parties or of any third Power.

ARTICLE VI.

No duties of tonnage, harbour, pilotage, light- house, quarantine, or other similar or corresponding duties, of whatever nature, or under whatever denomination, levied in the name or for the profit of Government, public functionaries, private indi- viduals, corporations, or establishments of any kind, shall be imposed in the ports of the dominions and possessions of either country upon the vessels of the other country, which shall not equally and under the same conditions be imposed in the like cases on national vessels in general. Such equality of treatment shall apply reciprocally to the respective vessels, from whatever port or place they may arrive, and whatever may be their place of destination.

ARTICLE VII.

In all that regards the stationing, loading, and unloading of vessels in the ports, basins, docks, roadsteads, harbours, or rivers of the dominions and possessions of the two countries, no privilege shall be granted to national vessels which shall not be equally granted to vessels of the other country; the intention of the Contracting Parties being that in this respect also the respective vessels shall be treated on the footing of perfect equality.

ARTICLE VIII.

The Contracting Parties agree that, in regard to the coasting trade, the vessels and subjects of each Contracting Party shall enjoy, in the domi-

ARTICOLO V.

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Qualunque prodotto che pu? o potr? legalmente importarsi ne' porti degli stati e possessi di Sua Maest? Britannica sopra bastimenti Inglesi, potr? egualmente importarsi negli stessi porti sopra bas- timenti Italiani, senza essere sottoposti ad altri o maggiori diritti od oneri di quelli cui lo stesso prodotto andrebbe sottoposto se fosse importato con bastimenti Inglesi; e reciprocamente, tutti i prodotti che possono o potranno legalmente impor- tarsi ne' porti degli stati e possessi di Sua Maest? il Re d'Italia sopra bastimenti Italiani, potranno parimente importarsi sopra bastimenti Inglesi, senza essere tenuti ad altri o maggiori diritti ed oneri di quelli cui lo stesso prodotto andrebbe sot- toposto, se fosse importato con bastimenti Italiani. Questa eguaglianza di reciproco trattamento sar? sempre dovuta, sia che le mercanzie provengano direttamente dal luogo d'origine, ovvero da qual- siasi altra localit?.

La stessa perfetta eguaglianza di trattamento sar? dovuta a riguardo della esportazione, in guisa che negli stati e possessi di una e dell' altra delle due Parti Contraenti si pagheranno sull' uscita dei pro- dotti che possono o potranno legalmente esportarsi, gli stessi diritti di esportazione e si accorderanno gli stessi favori e drawbacks, tanto se siano espor- tati sopra bastimenti Italiani quanto sopra basti- menti Inglesi, e qualunque siasi la loro destinazione, per un porto dell' una o dell' altra delle Parti Contraenti o di una terza Potenza.

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ARTICOLO VI.

Nessun diritto di tonnellaggio, di porto, di pilo- taggio, di faro, di quarantena, o altro simigliante od equivalente, di qualunque natura o sotto qual- siasi denominazione, potr? essere riscosso a profitto dello Stato, di funzionari pubblici, d'individui pri- vati, di corporazioni o di stabilimenti di qualsivoglia specie, se tali diritti non siano egualmente riscossi sui bastimenti nazionali. Quest' eguaglianza di trattamento si applicher? reciprocamente ai rispet- tivi bastimenti, da qualsiasi porto o localit? arrivino, e qualunque sia la loro destinazione.

ARTICOLO VII.

Per tutto quanto concerne il collocamento, il carico e il discarico dei bastimenti ne' porti, bacini, docks, darsene, rade e riviere degli stati o possessi ne' due paesi, non potr? accordarsi alcun privilegio ai navigli nazionali, il quale non sia parimente concesso ai navigli dell' altro paese, essendo inten- zione delle due Parti Contracnti che a tal riguardo bastimenti dell' una e dell'altra siano trattati sul piede di prefetta eguaglianza.

ARTICOLO VIII.

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nions and possessions of the other, the same pri- vileges, and shall be treated in all respects in the same manner, as national vessels and native subjects.

  The provisions of this Article shall, however, as respects the Colonial coasting trade, be deemed to extend only to the coasting trade of such of the Colonial Possessions of Her Britannic Majesty as may have petitioned or may hereafter petition Her Majesty, under the provisions of the Act relating thereto, to throw open their coasting trade to foreign vessels.

ARTICLE IX.

  All vessels which according to British law are to be deemed British vessels, and all vessels which according to Italian law are to be deemed Italian vessels, shall for the purposes of this Treaty be deemed British and Italian vessels respectively.

ARTICLE X.

  The Contracting Parties agree that in all matters relating to commerce and navigation, any privilege, favour, or immunity whatever, which either Con- tracting Party has actually granted, or may here- after grant, to the subjects or citizens of any other State, shall be extended immediately and uncon- ditionally to the subjects or citizens of the other Contracting Party; it being their intention that the trade and navigation of each country shall be placed, in all respects, by the other on the footing of the most favoured nation.

ARTICLE XI.

  Any import duty levied ad valorem in the terri- tories of His Majesty the King of Italy shall be calculated on the value at the place of production or fabrication of the object imported, with the addition of the cost of transport, insurance, and commission necessary for the importation into Italy, its dominions and possessions, as far as the port of discharge.

  For the levying of these duties, the importer shall make a written declaration at the Custom- house, stating the value and description of the goods imported, with the addition aforesaid. If the Custom-house authorities shall be of opinion that the declared value is insufficient, they shall be at liberty to take the goods on paying to the importer the price declared, with an addition of five per cent.

  This payment, together with the restitution of any duty which may have been levied upon such goods, shall be made within the fifteen days fol- lowing the declaration.

ARTICLE XII.

  The subjects of each of the Contracting Parties shall have, in the dominions and possessions of the other, the same rights as native subjects in regard to trade-marks and designs of every description applicable to articles of manufacture.

dell' altra, gli stessi privileg?, e saranno trattati nella stessa guisa dei bastimenti e sudditi nazionali.

Questa disposizione, in quanto concerne il cabo- taggio Coloniale, s'intender? ristretta al commercio sulle coste dei possedimenti di quelle Colonie di Sua Maest? la Regina della Gran Bretagna le quali abbiano fatto domanda a Sua Maest? o la faranno perch?, in virt? dell' Atto relativo alle Colonie, permetta il commercio di cabotaggio sulle loro coste ai bastimenti stranieri.

ARTICOLO IX.

I bastimenti che a norma delle leggi Inglesi sono considerati come bastimente Inglesi, e quelli che secondo le leggi Italiane sono considerati come bastimenti Italiani, saranno rispettivamente con- siderati Inglesi e Italiani per gli effetti del presente Trattato.

ARTICOLO X.

Le Parti Contraenti pattuiscono che qualunque privilegio, favore, o esenzione in materia di com- mercio e di navigazione, sia dall' una di esse con- cessa, o possa concedersi in avvenire, a' sudditi o cittadini di qualsiasi altro Stato, si estender? im- mediatamente e senza condizioni ai sudditi e cittadini dell'altra Parte Contraente, essendo in- tenzione delle due Parti che il commercio e la navigazione di ciascuno dei due paesi sia collocata, per ogni rispetto, sul piede della nazione pi?

favorita.

ARTICOLO XI.

I dazi ad valorem che si riscuotono all'importa- zione negli stati di Sua Maest? il Re d'Italia saranno calcolati sul valore al luogo della produ- zione o fabbricazione dell'oggetto importato, coll' aggiunta delle spese di trasporto, di assicurazione e di provvigione necessarie per l'introduzione in Italia, e ne' suoi porti o possessi, sino al porto di scarico.

Per far luogo al pagamento di questi dazi, l'im- portatore deve fare alla dogana una dichiarazione scritta, nella quale siano indicati il valore e la natura degli oggetti importati, coll' aggiunta di cui sopra. Se le autorit? doganali sono di parere che il valore dichiarato ? insufficiente, sar? loro facoltativo di appropriarsi la mercanzia mediante il pagamento all' importatore del prezzo dichiarato, con un compenso del cinque per cento.

Tal pagamento, come pure la restituzione di qualsiasi diritto che fosse stato riscosso sulla mer- canzia, sar? fatto ne' quindici giorni successivi alla dichiarazione.

ARTICOLO XII.

In ordine alle marche di fabbrica ed ai disegni d'ogni specie concernenti articoli di manifattura, i sudditi di ciascuna delle Parti Contraenti avranno, negli stati e possessi dell' altra, gli stessi diritti dei

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ARTICLE XIII.

It shall be free for each of the Contracting Par- ties to appoint Consuls-General, Consuls, Vice- Consuls, and Consular Agents, to reside in the towns and ports of the dominions and possessions of the other. Such Consuls-General, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Consular Agents, however, shall not enter upon their functions until after they shall have been approved and admitted, in the usual form, by the Government to which they are sent. They shall exercise whatever functions, and enjoy whatever privileges, exemptions, and im- munities are or shall be granted there to Consuls

of the most favoured nation.

ARTICLE XIV.

  The subjects of each of the Contracting Parties, conforming themselves to the laws of the coun- try,-

1. Shall have full liberty, with their families, to enter, travel, or reside in any part of the do- minions and possessions of the other Contracting Party.

2. They shall be permitted to hire or possess the houses, manufactories, ware-houses, shops, and premises, which may be necessary for them.

3. They may carry on their commerce, either in person or by any agents whom they may think fit to employ.

   4. They shall not be subject, in respect of their persons or property, or in respect of passports, licenses for residence or establishment, nor in res- pect of their commerce or industry, to any taxes, whether general or local, nor to imposts or obliga- tions of any kind whatever, other or greater than those which are or may be imposed upon native subjects.

ARTICLE XV.

The subjects of each of the Contracting Parties in the dominions and possessions of the other shall be exempted from all compulsory military service whatever, whether in the army, navy, or national guard or militia. They shall be equally exempted from all judicial and municipal functions whatever, as well as from all contributions, whether pecuniary or in kind, imposed as a compensation for personal service; and, finally, from forced loans and mili- tary exactions or requisitions.

ARTICLE XVI.

   The subjects of each of the Contracting Parties in the dominions and possessions of the other shall be at full liberty to acquire, possess, and dispose of every description of property which the laws of the country may permit any foreigners, of what- soever nation, to acquire and possess. They may acquire and dispose of the same, whether by pur- chase, sale, donation, exchange, marriage, testa- ment, succession ab intestato, or in any other manner, under the same conditions as are es- tablished by the laws of the country for all foreign-

ers.

Their heirs and representatives may succeed

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Sar? in facolt? di ciascuna delle Parti Contraenti di nominare Consoli-Generali, Consoli, Vice-Con- soli, e Agenti Consolari, con residenza nelle citt? e porti degli stati e possessi dell' altra. I Consoli- Generali, Consoli, Vice-Consoli, e Agenti Consolari, non potranno per? assumere l'esercizio delle loro funzioni sino a che non sono stati approvati e ammessi, secondo le formalit? di uso, dal Governo presso cui sono destinati. Essi eserciteranno tutte le funzioni, e godranno di tutti i privileg?, esenzioni, e immunit?, d'ogni specie, che siano accordate ai Consoli della nazione pi? favorita.

ARTICOLO XIV.

I sudditi di ciascuna delle Parti Contraenti, uniformandosi alle leggi del paese,-

1. Dovranno avere piena libert?, sia per s? che per le loro famiglie, di entrare, viaggiare, o resie- dere in qualunque sia luogo degli stati e possessi dell' altra Parte Contraente.

2. Sar? loro facultativo di affittare o possedere case, manifatture, magazzini, botteghe, e locali, che saranno ad essi necessari.

3. Potranno esercitare il loro commercio, sia personalmente, sia per mezzo di agenti che credano opportuno adoperarvi.

4. Non saranno, in alcun caso, sottoposti per le loro persone o propriet?, o pei passaporti, permessi di soggiorno, o di stabilimento, o per l'esercizio del loro commercio o industria, ad alcuna tassa generale o locale, n? imposta od obligazione qualsiasi, che siano differenti o superiori a quelle che s'impongono, o possano imporsi, ai sudditi nazionali.

ARTICOLO XV.

I sudditi di ciascuna delle Parti Contraenti saranno esenti, negli stati e possessi dell' altra, dal servizio militare obbligatorio, sia nell' esercito, nella marina, nella guardia nazionale, sia nella milizia. Saranno parimente esenti da ogni ufficio giudiciario e municipale, come pure da ogni specie di contribuzione, in danaro o in natura, imposta a compenso del servizio personale, e finalmente da qualsiasi prestito forzato, prestazione o requisizione militare.

ARTICOLO XVI.

I sudditi di ciascuna delle Parti Contraenti avranno piena libert?, negli stati e possessi dell' altra, di acquistare, possedere, e disporre di ogni sorta di propriet? che le leggi del paese permettono agli stranieri, di qualsiasi nazione, di acquistare e di possedervi. Essi potranno acquistare e dis- porre delle loro propriet? per compra, vendita, donazione, permuta, matrimonio, testamento, suc- cessione ab intestato, o. in qualsiasi altra maniera, alle stesse condizioni che sono stabilite dalle leggi locali per tutti gli stranieri. I loro eredi o rap- presentanti potranno succedere in queste propriet?

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to and take possession of such property, either in person or by agents acting on their behalf, in the same manner and in the same legal forms as sub- jects of the country. In the absence of heirs and representatives the property shall be treated in the same manner as the like property belonging to a subject of the country under similar circum-

stances.

  In none of these respects shall they pay upon the value of such property any other or higher impost, duty, or charge, than is payable by sub- jects of the country. In every case the subjects of the Contracting Parties shall be permitted to export their property, or the proceeds thereof if sold, freely, and without being subjected on such exportation to pay any duty as foreigners, or any other or higher duties than those to which subjects of the country are liable under similar circum-

stances.

ARTICLE XVII.

  The dwellings, manufactures, warehouses, and shops of the subjects of each of the Contracting Parties in the dominions and possessions of the other, and all premises appertaining thereto, des- tined for purposes of residence or commerce, shall be respected. If there should be occasion to make a search of, or a domiciliary visit to, such dwel- lings and premises, or to examine or inspect books, papers, or accounts, such measure shall be exe- cuted only in conformity with the legal warrant or order in writing of a tribunal, or of the compe- tent authority.

  The subjects of each of the two Contracting Parties in the dominions and possessions of the other shall have free access to the Courts of Jus- tice for the prosecution and defence of their rights. They shall enjoy in this respect the same rights and privileges as subjects of the country, and shall, like them, be at liberty to employ, in all causes, their advocates, attorneys, or agents from among the persons admitted to the exercise of those pro- fessions according to the laws of the country.

ARTICLE XVIII.

  Any ship of war or merchant vessel of either of the Contracting Parties which may be compelled by stress of weather, or by accident, to take shelter in a port of the other, shall be at liberty to refit therein, to procure all necessary stores, and to put to sea again, without paying any dues other than such as would be payable in a similar case by a national vessel. In case, however, the master of a merchant-vessel should be under the necessity of disposing of a part of his merchandize in order to defray his expenses, he shall be bound to con- form to the regulations and tariffs of the place to which he may have come.

  If any ship of war or merchant-vessel of one of the Contracting Parties should run aground or be wrecked upon the coasts of the other, such ship or vessel, and all parts thereof, and all furniture and appurtenances belonging thereunto, and all goods and merchandize saved therefrom, including

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prenderne possesso, sia in persona, sia per mezzo di agenti per loro conto, nella stessa guisa e nelle stesse forme legali richieste pei nazionali. In mancanza di eredi o di rappresentanti, le loro pro- priet? saranno trattate nell' istessa maniera come se appartenessero ad un suddito del paese posto in eguali condizioni.

In tutti questi casi essi non pagheranno sul valore delle loro propriet? altre o maggiori tasse, diritti, e carichi, di quelli che sarebbero dovuti dei sudditi nazionali. sudditi nazionali. I sudditi di ciascuna delle Parti Contraenti potranno, in ogni caso, esportare le loro propriet?, od il ricavo della loro vendita, con tutta libert?, e senza essere sottoposti per tale esporta- zione al pagamento di alcun diritto come straniero, o di alcun diritto che sia differente da quelli cui andrebbero soggetti in simili casi i sudditi del paese.

ARTICOLO XVII.

Le abitazioni, gli stabilimenti industriali, i ma- gazzini, e le botteghe tenute dai sudditi di ciascuna delle Parti Contraenti negli stati e possessi dell' altra, come pure i locali che loro appartengono, destinati al commercio, saranno rispettati. Nel caso di perquisizione, o di visita domiciliare, in tali abitazioni o locali, e nel caso di ricognizione di libri, carte, e conti, non vi si potr? procedere che dietro autorizzazione legale od ordine scritto di un tribunale, o altra autorit? competente.

I sudditi di ciascuna della due Parti Contraenti potranno, negli stati e possessi dell' altra, far valere i loro diritti e difenderli avanti i tribunali. Essi in tal caso godranno dei diritti e privileg? de' na- zionali, e potranno, al pari di questi, affidare la trattazione delle loro cause ad avvocati, procuratori, e agenti i quali abbiano diritto, secondo le leggi del paese, di esercitare tali professioni.

ARTICOLO XVIII.

I vascelli da guerra o bastimenti mercantili di una delle Parti Contraenti, i quali per necessit? o per accidente trovinsi costretti a rifugiarsi nei porti dell' altra, vi potranno essere riparati, e avranno facolt? di approvvigionarsi e riprendere il mare, e in tutti questi casi non saranno tenuti a pagare altri o maggiori diritti di quelli che sarebbero dovuti da navi nazionali. Per? se il capitano di un bastimento mercantile si trovi nella necessit? di disporre di una parte del carico pel pagamento delle sue spese, dovr? uniformarsi in tal caso ai regolamenti e alle tariffe locali.

Se avvenga che un vascello da guerra o basti- mento mercantile dell' una delle Parti Contraenti s'arreni o faccia naufragio sulle coste degli stati o possessi dell' altra, queste navi, le loro parti o rottami, l'alberatura e ogni altro oggetto che vi appartengano, come pure tutte le mercanzie che

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any which may have been cast into the sea, or the proceeds thereof if sold, as well as all papers found on board such stranded or wrecked ship or vessel, shall be given up to the owners or their agents when claimed by them. If there are no such owners or agents on the spot, then the same shall be delivered to the British or Italian Consul- General, Consul, or Vice-Consul, in whose district the wreck or stranding may have taken place, upon being claimed by him within the period fixed by the laws of the country; and such Consuls, owners, or agents, shall pay only the expenses in- curred in the preservation of the property, together with the salvage or other expenses which would have been payable in the like case of a wreck of a national vessel.

  The goods and merchandize saved from the wreck shall be exempt from all duties of Customs, unless cleared for consumption, in which case they shall pay the same rate of duty as if they had been imported in a national vessel.

  In the case either of a vessel being driven in by stress of weather, run aground, or wrecked, the respective Consuls-General, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Consular Agents shall, if the owner or master or other agent of the owner is not present, or is present and requires it, be authorized to interpose in order to afford the necessary assistance to their fellow-countrymen.

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saranno state salvate, comprese quelle gettate in mare, o il ricavo della loro vendita, e le carte tutte rinvenute a bordo della nave arrenata o naufragata, saranno restituite al proprietario o chi per esso, appena siano reclamate. Nel caso manchi il pro- prietario o chi per esso, ogni cosa sar? consegnata al Console-Generale, Console, o Vice-Console Bri- tannico o Italiano del distretto ov' ebbe luogo il naufragio o l'arrenamento, dietro domanda che l'interessato dovr? fare nel termine fissato dalle ligge locali. I Consoli, i proprietar?, o loro rap- presentanti, non saranno tenuti che al pagamento delle spese occorse per la conservazione della pro- priet?, comprese quelle di salvataggio e simili, che in casi analoghi sarebbero dovute dalle navi na- zionali.

Le mercanzie e oggetti salvati dal naufragio non saranno sottoposti ai diritti di dogana, se non in quanto vengano dichiarati per la consumazione, ed in questi casi pagheranno solamente gli stessi diritti che sarebbero dovuti se fossero importati sopra nave nazionale.

Occorrendo che una nave debba per necessit? entrare in un porto, sia arrenata o faccia naufragio, i Consoli-Generali, Consoli, e Vice-Consoli, sono autorizzati ad interporsi perch? sia data la neces- saria assistenza ai loro connazionali, occorrendo per? la richiesta del capitano, padrone, o loro rappresentante, quando trovinsi presenti.

ARTICLE XIX.

The Consuls-General, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Consular Agents of each of the Contracting Par- ties, residing in the dominions and possessions of the other, shall receive from the local authorities such assistance as can by law be given to them for the recovery of deserters from the vessels of their respective countries.

ARTICLE XX.

The present Treaty of Commerce and Naviga- tion, when ratified, shall be substituted for the Treaties in force between the High Contracting Parties, namely, those concluded on the 5th April, 1847, and 30th December, 1854, between Great Britain and Tuscany; and on the 29th April, 1845, between Great Britain and the Two Sicilies; and on the 27th February, 1851, and 9th August, 1854, between Great Britain and Sardinia; and shall remain in force for ten years from the date of the exchange of the ratifications, and further until the expiration of twelve months after either of the Contracting Parties shall have given notice to the other of its intention to terminate the same; each of the Contracting Parties being at liberty to give such notice to the other at the expiration of the first nine years, or at any time afterwards.

ARTICOLO XIX.

I Consoli-Generali, Consoli, Vice-Consoli, e Agenti Consolari di ciascuna delle Parti Contraenti, residenti negli stati e possessi dell' altra, riceveran- no dalle autorit? locali la maggiore assistenza che possa darsi secondo le legge del paese, per l'arresto dei disertori dalle navi della loro nazione.

ARTICOLO XX.

Il presente Trattato di Commercio e di Navi- gazione, allorquando sar? ratificato, surrogher? i Trattati vigenti tra le Parti Contraenti, conchiusi il 5 Aprile, 1847, e 30 Dicembre, 1854, fra il Governo della Gran Bretagna e quello della Tos- cana; il 29 Aprile, 1845, fra il Gorverno della Gran Bretagna e quello delle Due Sicilie; il 27 Febbrajo, 1851, e il 9 Agosto, 1854, tra il Governo della Gran Bretagna e quello della Sardegna; e sar? in vigore per dieci anni dalla data dello scambio delle ratifiche del presente Trattato, e anche oltre il detto termine sino a che non siano decorsi dodici mesi dall'annunzio che l'una delle Parti Contraenti fosse per dare all' altra della sua intenzione di farlo cessare; ognuna di esse riservandosi la facolt? di fare all' altra simile dichiarazione allo spirare dei primi nove anni, e in ogni tempo ulteriore.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1864.

ARTICLE XXI.

    The present Treaty shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at London in six weeks, or sooner if possible.

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

Turin, 6 August, 1863.

No. 20.

(L.S.) (L.S.)

JAMES HUDSON.

GIOVANNI MANNA.

ARTICOLO XXI.

Il presente Trattato sar? ratificato dalle due Parti Contraenti, e le ratifiche saranno cambiate in Londra nei termine di sei settimane, o prima se far si pu?.

In fede del che i rispettivi Plenipotenziarii sot- toscrissero per doppio il presente Trattato, e vi apposero il sigillo delle loro armi.

Torino, 6 Agosto, 1863.

(L.S.) GIOVANNI MANNA. (L.S.) JAMES HUDSON.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th January, 1864.

CALENDAR of PROBATES and ADMINISTRATION granted by the Court of Probate at Hongkong, during the year, 1863.

DATE OF

GRANT. 1863.

NAME OF TESTATOR OR INTESTATE.

PLACE AND TIME OF DEATH.

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.

19

4 George Holland,

""

14 George Jackson,

Jan. 15 Thomas Barnard Cahill,

"1

21 Yeong Akwah,

19

24 William Henry Butcher,

Feb. 14 Henry Eustace Talbot,

"

25 Angus Fletcher,

April 18 Joseph Napoleon Boulle,

May 8 Foong Attai,

June 5 Joseph Scott, 30 Pang Asheng,

July 6 George Rogers,

Aug. 8 George Joseph Wrentmore,

10 Stephen Michael Carapiet,

""

Sept. 3 Robert Sharp,

|Hongkong, 28th Dec. 1862 Probate

At Sea about the end of Administration

Nov. 1862

Kulang, Formosa, 23d Do.

Dec. 1862

Hongkong, 10th Feb. 1863 Probate

Hastings, England,3d Dec.

1862

Do.

Shanghai, 24th Mar. 1863 Administration with Will an- nexed Administration

Hongkong, 10th Apr. 1863

Do. 17th May 1863| Sunning, Kwong Hoi,

China 19th Aug. 1861 Hongkong, 23d May 1863 Shanghai, 24th June 1863 Hongkong, 31st July 1863

Probate

Do. 8th July 1863 Administration

Do.

Do. Do.

20th July 1863| 10th Aug. 1863|

John Cahill of Hongkong, the sole

Legatee,

Yong Ayook, widow the relict,

Official Administrator,

George Holmes of Hongkong, one of

the Executors,

Archibald Campbell and Waldemar Schmidt of Hongkong two of the Executors,

Joze Phillipe da Costa, Son in law of the widow of the deceased of Hongkong,

$400.00

435.35

6,100.00

Foong Chun She, of Hongkong,

121.25

widow the relict,

Do.

Official Administrator,

553.99

Do.

Pang Awah, brother of the deceased,

of Hongkong,

14,333.32

Do.

Official Administrator,

1,343.25

Do.

Anna Maria Wrentmore, the relict, Francis William Mitchell, of Hong-

kong, one of the Executors, Official Administrator,

500.00

27.53

Do.

303.90

Do.

16 Francis Stewart,

Surbiton Hill, near King- Probate

ston Surrey, England,|

Andrew Dodds (Master Mariner,) Douglas Lapraik, of Hongkong, one

of the Executors,

466.23

18 John Enscoe,

""

15th Feb. 1861 Hongkong, 31st Aug. 1863

Do.

George A. F. Norris, of Hongkong,

one of the Executors,

""

19 William Martin,

19 Parker Bradstreet,

""

21 H. Sheffield,

Do.

10th Sept. 1863] Do. 10th Aug. 1863) At Sea on board the ship! Mary Ann Wilson, 21st May 1863

Administration

Official Administrator,

39.40

Do.

Do.

40.95

Do.

Sinclair Thomas Loutit, (Master

224.36

Mariner,)

"

28 Gustav A. Lowback,

Hongkong, 28th Sept.1863 Shanghai, 11th Aug. 1863 Probate

Do.

Official Administrator,

101.50

""

7 Andrew Murray,

""

18 Caetano Cyriaco de Souza, 31 William Henry Hunt,

Oct. 12 David Robt. Cladswell Deare,

27 Oliver W. Bryant, Nov. 6 Robert Anderson Low,

Dec. 4 * James Trubshaw,

Hongkong, 8th Oct. 1863 Do. 31st Aug. 1883 Shanghai, 31st Oct. 1863

Hongkong, 24th Nov. 1863

Do.

23d Nov. 1863 Administration Singapore, 28th Aug. 1863] Probate

Arthur Sassoon and George A. F.

Norris, two of the Executors,

M. M. A. de Souza, widow the relict, Eldred Halton, of Hongkong, one of

the Executors,

James Bailey Watson, one of the

Executors,

Administration

Do.

Official Administrator,

322.68

Elizabeth Low, widow the relict,

881.58

Do. with the Will annexed Probate

Official Administrator,

85.66

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

*This Administration is granted only until the Executors who are in England, can communicate their wishes.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1864.

ARTICLE XXI.

    The present Treaty shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at London in six weeks, or sooner if possible.

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

Turin, 6 August, 1863.

No. 20.

(L.S.) (L.S.)

JAMES HUDSON.

GIOVANNI MANNA.

ARTICOLO XXI.

Il presente Trattato sar? ratificato dalle due Parti Contraenti, e le ratifiche saranno cambiate in Londra nei termine di sei settimane, o prima se far si pu?.

In fede del che i rispettivi Plenipotenziarii sot- toscrissero per doppio il presente Trattato, e vi apposero il sigillo delle loro armi.

Torino, 6 Agosto, 1863.

(L.S.) GIOVANNI MANNA. (L.S.) JAMES HUDSON.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th January, 1864.

CALENDAR of PROBATES and ADMINISTRATION granted by the Court of Probate at Hongkong, during the year, 1863.

DATE OF

GRANT. 1863.

NAME OF TESTATOR OR INTESTATE.

PLACE AND TIME OF DEATH.

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.

19

4 George Holland,

""

14 George Jackson,

Jan. 15 Thomas Barnard Cahill,

"1

21 Yeong Akwah,

19

24 William Henry Butcher,

Feb. 14 Henry Eustace Talbot,

"

25 Angus Fletcher,

April 18 Joseph Napoleon Boulle,

May 8 Foong Attai,

June 5 Joseph Scott, 30 Pang Asheng,

July 6 George Rogers,

Aug. 8 George Joseph Wrentmore,

10 Stephen Michael Carapiet,

""

Sept. 3 Robert Sharp,

|Hongkong, 28th Dec. 1862 Probate

At Sea about the end of Administration

Nov. 1862

Kulang, Formosa, 23d Do.

Dec. 1862

Hongkong, 10th Feb. 1863 Probate

Hastings, England,3d Dec.

1862

Do.

Shanghai, 24th Mar. 1863 Administration with Will an- nexed Administration

Hongkong, 10th Apr. 1863

Do. 17th May 1863| Sunning, Kwong Hoi,

China 19th Aug. 1861 Hongkong, 23d May 1863 Shanghai, 24th June 1863 Hongkong, 31st July 1863

Probate

Do. 8th July 1863 Administration

Do.

Do. Do.

20th July 1863| 10th Aug. 1863|

John Cahill of Hongkong, the sole

Legatee,

Yong Ayook, widow the relict,

Official Administrator,

George Holmes of Hongkong, one of

the Executors,

Archibald Campbell and Waldemar Schmidt of Hongkong two of the Executors,

Joze Phillipe da Costa, Son in law of the widow of the deceased of Hongkong,

$400.00

435.35

6,100.00

Foong Chun She, of Hongkong,

121.25

widow the relict,

Do.

Official Administrator,

553.99

Do.

Pang Awah, brother of the deceased,

of Hongkong,

14,333.32

Do.

Official Administrator,

1,343.25

Do.

Anna Maria Wrentmore, the relict, Francis William Mitchell, of Hong-

kong, one of the Executors, Official Administrator,

500.00

27.53

Do.

303.90

Do.

16 Francis Stewart,

Surbiton Hill, near King- Probate

ston Surrey, England,|

Andrew Dodds (Master Mariner,) Douglas Lapraik, of Hongkong, one

of the Executors,

466.23

18 John Enscoe,

""

15th Feb. 1861 Hongkong, 31st Aug. 1863

Do.

George A. F. Norris, of Hongkong,

one of the Executors,

""

19 William Martin,

19 Parker Bradstreet,

""

21 H. Sheffield,

Do.

10th Sept. 1863] Do. 10th Aug. 1863) At Sea on board the ship! Mary Ann Wilson, 21st May 1863

Administration

Official Administrator,

39.40

Do.

Do.

40.95

Do.

Sinclair Thomas Loutit, (Master

224.36

Mariner,)

"

28 Gustav A. Lowback,

Hongkong, 28th Sept.1863 Shanghai, 11th Aug. 1863 Probate

Do.

Official Administrator,

101.50

""

7 Andrew Murray,

""

18 Caetano Cyriaco de Souza, 31 William Henry Hunt,

Oct. 12 David Robt. Cladswell Deare,

27 Oliver W. Bryant, Nov. 6 Robert Anderson Low,

Dec. 4 * James Trubshaw,

Hongkong, 8th Oct. 1863 Do. 31st Aug. 1883 Shanghai, 31st Oct. 1863

Hongkong, 24th Nov. 1863

Do.

23d Nov. 1863 Administration Singapore, 28th Aug. 1863] Probate

Arthur Sassoon and George A. F.

Norris, two of the Executors,

M. M. A. de Souza, widow the relict, Eldred Halton, of Hongkong, one of

the Executors,

James Bailey Watson, one of the

Executors,

Administration

Do.

Official Administrator,

322.68

Elizabeth Low, widow the relict,

881.58

Do. with the Will annexed Probate

Official Administrator,

85.66

N. R. MASSON, Acting Registrar.

*This Administration is granted only until the Executors who are in England, can communicate their wishes.

No. 21.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

45

   The following Intestate Estates' Returns for the past Half-year are published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th January, 1864.

RETURN of ESTATES of INTESTATE for the half-year ending the 31st December, 1863.

NAMES OF INTESTATES.

AMOUNT RE-

CEIVED ON ACCOUNT OF THE ESTATE.

DEDUCTIONS BALANCE ON

AND DIS- BURSEMENTS.

CLOSING ACCOUNT.

DISPOSAL OF BALANCES.

TOTAL.

Joseph Scott,

$422.69

$63.97

$358.72

George Holland,..

292.36

48.06

244.30

sury,

Robert Sharp,

20.25

3.80

Deposited in the Colonial Trea-

sury,

.$257.74 Remaining in the Registry, 100.98 Deposited in the Colonial Trea- $217.00 Remaining in the Registry, 27.30 16.45 Remaining in the Registry.

$358.72

244.30

George Roger,

195.20

109.05

86.15

William Martin,

39.40

3.75

35.65

Deposited in the Colonial Trea-

sury,

.$100.00 Due Registry less $11.00 balance of

last return,

.$13.85 Remaining in the Registry.

86.15

Parker Bradstreet,

32.73

21.98

10.75

Do.

do.

Henry Montague, .

36.00

6.37

29.63

Deposited in the Colonial Treasury

as residue,

..$36.70

29.63

Balance in Registry as per return

in 1862,...

..$7.07

Deposited in the Colonial Treasury

Charles Watson,

as residue,

62.83

7.92

54.91

..$61.03

54.91

Balance in Registry as per return

in 1862,.

$6.12

Deposited in the Colonial Trea-

Cliver W. Bryant,.

160.26

75.23

85.03

Gustav A. Lowback,

48.70

9.49

sury,

$65.00 Remaining in the Registry, 20.03. 39.21 Remaining in the Registry.

85.03

Poo Ahoo,...

8.22

8.22

....

Joseph Green,..

11.70

*F. M. Grieve,.

309.05

274.81

11.70 34.24

Do.

Do.

do. do.

+ Cho Ahpun,

58.40

58.40

..

+ Choe Chow Chi,..

Deposited in the Colonial Treasury

as residue,..

.$29.05

28.00

28.00

Balance in the Registry as per return

in 1862, .

28.00

.$1.05

+ Thomas Dunkley,.

32.90

32.90

a

+ William Morrison, .

100.00

23.45

? Job. Palmer,.

1,295.80

3.62

+ David Simeon,.

2,543.28

2,543.28

William Henry Butcher,

E. B. Eccles,...

David Robertson,

15.89

....

19.82

....

1.53

4.64

Edward Bailey,..

Phillipe de Liagre,

James Hopkins,

Alfred Reed,

19.32

Sidik Peer Mahomed,....

3.50

Thomas Brown,....

5.00

Charles Clarke,

1.97

Daniel Birkett,

30.95

9.02

f Deposited in the Colonial Treasury 76.55

as residue.

[1,292.18 Deposited in the Colonial Treasury

* $300.00 of this from the Colonial Treasury.

This sum from the Colonial Treasury.

as residue.

Paid out of Balance in Registry, vide

return June, 1863.

Paid out of Balance in Registry, vide

return 1862.

Balance of Funds in Registry.

Balance of Funds in the Registry, and two cents remaining due to Registry. Paid out of Balance remaining in Registry from last returns, Balance of Estate viz. $10.37 deposited in the Colonial Treasury as residue. Balance of Funds in the Registry.

Part of Balance in Registry, the re- mainder 35 cents deposited in the Colonial Treasury as residue. Balance of Funds in the Treasury.

Balance in the Registry and 63 cents

due to Registry.

Balance $7.20 deposited in the

Colonial Treasury as residue. Due Registry.

N. R. MASSON,

Acting Registrar & Official Administrator.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1864.

RETURNS of BALANCES of Estates deposited, as residue, in the Colonial Treasury by the Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court, as Official Administrator from the 1st day of July to the 31st day of December, 1863.

NAME.

DATE OF DEATH.

DATE OF ADMINISTRA-

AMOUNT.

DATE OF DEPOSIT.

TION.

  Henry Montague, Charles Watson, Thomas Brown, Edward Bailey, Alfred Reed,

Choe Chow Chi,

William Morrison, Job. Palmer,

1862, Oct. 17, 1862, Nov. 28,

13,

28, 1862, April 23, 1862, May 17, 1861, Nov. 8, 1861, Nov. 16, 1862, Oct. 1, 1862, Nov. 28,

Jan. 10,

Feb. 8, 1861, April 7,1861, Dec. 23, 1846,

1862, Jan. 17,

$36.70 1863, Dec. 9,

61.03

9,

""

""

""

35

9.

""

""

7.70

9.

""

""

10.37

12

""

""

29.05

12.

""

""

76.55

12.

""

""

1,292.18

"

??

REMARKS.

21, Exact date of Death unknown.

N. R. MASSON,

No. 22.

Acting Registrar & Official Administrator.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Report of the Board of Education for 1863, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th January, 1864.

To His Excellency

WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire,

Acting Governor of Hongkong.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 20th January, 1864.

1. The Board of Education, in presenting to Your Excellency their Annual Report of the state of the Government Free Day schools in the Island of Hongkong, desire in the first place to make reference to some of the recommendations contained in their last Year's Report.

   2. Among the measures then suggested for the improvement of the Schools they made prominent mention of the expedi- ency of discontinuing the four Government Schools in the small outlying villages of Sai-wan, Show-kewan, Shek-O 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.

3. They are happy to learn from the Reports of the English Head-master and Inspector, Mr. Stewart, that this measure has had the desired effect of awakening a spirit of healthy emulation among the Native School-masters, of promoting an increased attendance in most of the other Schools, and of causing a more general appreciation of the advantage of free educa- tion among the Chinese parents.

   4. The School houses in the four villages from which the Government aid was thus withdrawn, were handed over under certain conditions free of rent and for Educational purposes only to the inhabitants, by whom they were gladly received. In the late Government School-house at Show-kewan a school is selfsupported and carried on indipendently of Government aid. The three other villages also engaged to elect and support a master in their respective Schools; but the Board are not in pos- session of facts sufficient to enable them to report on the efficiency of their present management.

   5. The establishment of different gradations of rank and pay among the Government School-masters alluded to in the last Report of the Board, has also been carried into effect. The institution of two classes of School-masters has been attended with its expected advantages in raising the position and exciting the deligence of the Native teachers.

   6. The Board cannot report any decided increase in the attendance of Scholars. This may in part be attributed to the stricter surveillance exercised over the masters and the additional security thereby afforded for the greater accuracy of the School rolls. It is, however, a satisfactory result that after making allowance for the suppressed Schools and the reduced number in the Central School through the working of the new regulations, the aggregate number of enrolled Scholars has equalled and the actual attendance has even exceeded that of the preceding Year.

   The Girls' School in Victoria has greatly fluctuated in the number of Scholars, and the master has not given uniform satisfaction to the Board; but with increased surveillance better results may be expected.

   7. The Central School, under the new system of management introduced in the beginning of the year and efficient superintendence of Mr. Stewart, appears to be steadily growing in favour with the more respectable classes of Chizese. The system of payment introduced into the English department is working well. The whole sum received during the past year from the Scholars amounted to three hundred and eighty eight dollars.

The activity, order and discipline maintained in the daily routine of its management deserve also special notice and mention. 8. The Board learn, indirectly but with satisfaction, that Mr. Stewart's arduous duties are likely to be lightened by the early arrival of an Assistant English Master; by whose help the efficiency of the Central School is likely to be increased, and nearly a red new pupils may be admitted.

   9. While on the one hand the Board are unable to report to Your Excellency that the aggregate attendance of scholars in the various Government Schools is at present adequate to the expectations which might have been formed; yet, on the other hand, they are able to state that in the more truthful returns of the daily attendance of scholars, and in the higher quality and tone of instruction conveyed they have matter for congratulation and grounds of encouragements.

10. A tabular statement of the comparative number of scholars in the various schools during the two past years is appended to this Report.

   11. In conclusion the Board have much satisfaction in expressing their high sense of the able, zealous and successful services rendered by Mr. Stewart to the cause of Education in the Colony.

On behalf of the Board.

G. VICTORIA,

Chairman.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1864.

RETURNS of BALANCES of Estates deposited, as residue, in the Colonial Treasury by the Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court, as Official Administrator from the 1st day of July to the 31st day of December, 1863.

NAME.

DATE OF DEATH.

DATE OF ADMINISTRA-

AMOUNT.

DATE OF DEPOSIT.

TION.

  Henry Montague, Charles Watson, Thomas Brown, Edward Bailey, Alfred Reed,

Choe Chow Chi,

William Morrison, Job. Palmer,

1862, Oct. 17, 1862, Nov. 28,

13,

28, 1862, April 23, 1862, May 17, 1861, Nov. 8, 1861, Nov. 16, 1862, Oct. 1, 1862, Nov. 28,

Jan. 10,

Feb. 8, 1861, April 7,1861, Dec. 23, 1846,

1862, Jan. 17,

$36.70 1863, Dec. 9,

61.03

9,

""

""

""

35

9.

""

""

7.70

9.

""

""

10.37

12

""

""

29.05

12.

""

""

76.55

12.

""

""

1,292.18

"

??

REMARKS.

21, Exact date of Death unknown.

N. R. MASSON,

No. 22.

Acting Registrar & Official Administrator.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Report of the Board of Education for 1863, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th January, 1864.

To His Excellency

WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire,

Acting Governor of Hongkong.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 20th January, 1864.

1. The Board of Education, in presenting to Your Excellency their Annual Report of the state of the Government Free Day schools in the Island of Hongkong, desire in the first place to make reference to some of the recommendations contained in their last Year's Report.

   2. Among the measures then suggested for the improvement of the Schools they made prominent mention of the expedi- ency of discontinuing the four Government Schools in the small outlying villages of Sai-wan, Show-kewan, Shek-O 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.

3. They are happy to learn from the Reports of the English Head-master and Inspector, Mr. Stewart, that this measure has had the desired effect of awakening a spirit of healthy emulation among the Native School-masters, of promoting an increased attendance in most of the other Schools, and of causing a more general appreciation of the advantage of free educa- tion among the Chinese parents.

   4. The School houses in the four villages from which the Government aid was thus withdrawn, were handed over under certain conditions free of rent and for Educational purposes only to the inhabitants, by whom they were gladly received. In the late Government School-house at Show-kewan a school is selfsupported and carried on indipendently of Government aid. The three other villages also engaged to elect and support a master in their respective Schools; but the Board are not in pos- session of facts sufficient to enable them to report on the efficiency of their present management.

   5. The establishment of different gradations of rank and pay among the Government School-masters alluded to in the last Report of the Board, has also been carried into effect. The institution of two classes of School-masters has been attended with its expected advantages in raising the position and exciting the deligence of the Native teachers.

   6. The Board cannot report any decided increase in the attendance of Scholars. This may in part be attributed to the stricter surveillance exercised over the masters and the additional security thereby afforded for the greater accuracy of the School rolls. It is, however, a satisfactory result that after making allowance for the suppressed Schools and the reduced number in the Central School through the working of the new regulations, the aggregate number of enrolled Scholars has equalled and the actual attendance has even exceeded that of the preceding Year.

   The Girls' School in Victoria has greatly fluctuated in the number of Scholars, and the master has not given uniform satisfaction to the Board; but with increased surveillance better results may be expected.

   7. The Central School, under the new system of management introduced in the beginning of the year and efficient superintendence of Mr. Stewart, appears to be steadily growing in favour with the more respectable classes of Chizese. The system of payment introduced into the English department is working well. The whole sum received during the past year from the Scholars amounted to three hundred and eighty eight dollars.

The activity, order and discipline maintained in the daily routine of its management deserve also special notice and mention. 8. The Board learn, indirectly but with satisfaction, that Mr. Stewart's arduous duties are likely to be lightened by the early arrival of an Assistant English Master; by whose help the efficiency of the Central School is likely to be increased, and nearly a red new pupils may be admitted.

   9. While on the one hand the Board are unable to report to Your Excellency that the aggregate attendance of scholars in the various Government Schools is at present adequate to the expectations which might have been formed; yet, on the other hand, they are able to state that in the more truthful returns of the daily attendance of scholars, and in the higher quality and tone of instruction conveyed they have matter for congratulation and grounds of encouragements.

10. A tabular statement of the comparative number of scholars in the various schools during the two past years is appended to this Report.

   11. In conclusion the Board have much satisfaction in expressing their high sense of the able, zealous and successful services rendered by Mr. Stewart to the cause of Education in the Colony.

On behalf of the Board.

G. VICTORIA,

Chairman.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1864.

Comparative statement af Numbers and Attendance in the Government Schools for the Years 1862 and 1863.

1862.

1863.

1862.

1863.

47

SCHOOL.

No.

enrolled.

Average

attendance.

No.

enrolled.

Average

attendance.

SCHOOL.

No.

enrolled.

Average.

attendance.

No.

Aberdeen,

32

17

Brought forward,..

402

251

237

Bowrington,

30 12

16

10 Stanley,.

23

13

Central School,.

200

150

140

137 Tang-lung-chow H,

21

13

Girls' School,

34

23

24

20

Do.

68

60

72

?

*Little Hongkong,

26

12

*Taitam-Took,

12

17

Mah. Mosque,.

24

11

30

23

Webster's Bazaar,

26

17 26

*Saiwan,

18

10

West end,

24

11

21

*Shek-O,.

12

3

*Show-ke-wan,

26

13

West Point,. Wong-nei-chung,

54

40

23

12

25

UCUN JUCO enrolled.

Average

attendance.

205

36 23

22 13

65

20

15

56 49

16

Carried forward,.

402

251 237

205

TOTALS,.

653

424

495

406

*These Schools were discontinued in 1863.

No. 23.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Post Office Notification is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1864.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

   With reference to the Post Office Notification of the 22nd August last which was published in the Government Gazette No. 34 of that date, it is hereby notified that henceforward the rates of postage on letters forwarded by the Vessels of the Messageries Imperiales to Aden, Malta, Ceylon, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghae, will be 7d. per ounce, instead of 8d. per ounce as therein set forth.

General Post-Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1864.

F. W. MITCHELL, Post-master General.

No. 24.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Whereas certain valuable trees (Rhodoleia Championi) have been wantonly destroyed in the neighbourhood of the Wong-nei-chung Valley, it is hereby notified that

A REWARD OF FIFTY DOLLARS

 will be given to any person who shall give such evidence as shall lead to the conviction of any person or persons concerned in such destruction.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1864.

No. 13.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. II. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified for general information, that a List of the Tenements valued for the current Year under the provisions of Ordinance No. 5 of 1863 will be open for inspection at the Government Offices for Fourteen Days commencing on Tuesday, the 19th Instant.

   Persons wishing to inspect the List are requested to apply at the Colonial Treasury to Mr. Hyndman, Police and Lighting Rate Clerk.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1864.

Comparative statement af Numbers and Attendance in the Government Schools for the Years 1862 and 1863.

1862.

1863.

1862.

1863.

47

SCHOOL.

No.

enrolled.

Average

attendance.

No.

enrolled.

Average

attendance.

SCHOOL.

No.

enrolled.

Average.

attendance.

No.

Aberdeen,

32

17

Brought forward,..

402

251

237

Bowrington,

30 12

16

10 Stanley,.

23

13

Central School,.

200

150

140

137 Tang-lung-chow H,

21

13

Girls' School,

34

23

24

20

Do.

68

60

72

?

*Little Hongkong,

26

12

*Taitam-Took,

12

17

Mah. Mosque,.

24

11

30

23

Webster's Bazaar,

26

17 26

*Saiwan,

18

10

West end,

24

11

21

*Shek-O,.

12

3

*Show-ke-wan,

26

13

West Point,. Wong-nei-chung,

54

40

23

12

25

UCUN JUCO enrolled.

Average

attendance.

205

36 23

22 13

65

20

15

56 49

16

Carried forward,.

402

251 237

205

TOTALS,.

653

424

495

406

*These Schools were discontinued in 1863.

No. 23.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Post Office Notification is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1864.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

   With reference to the Post Office Notification of the 22nd August last which was published in the Government Gazette No. 34 of that date, it is hereby notified that henceforward the rates of postage on letters forwarded by the Vessels of the Messageries Imperiales to Aden, Malta, Ceylon, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghae, will be 7d. per ounce, instead of 8d. per ounce as therein set forth.

General Post-Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1864.

F. W. MITCHELL, Post-master General.

No. 24.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Whereas certain valuable trees (Rhodoleia Championi) have been wantonly destroyed in the neighbourhood of the Wong-nei-chung Valley, it is hereby notified that

A REWARD OF FIFTY DOLLARS

 will be given to any person who shall give such evidence as shall lead to the conviction of any person or persons concerned in such destruction.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1864.

No. 13.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. II. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified for general information, that a List of the Tenements valued for the current Year under the provisions of Ordinance No. 5 of 1863 will be open for inspection at the Government Offices for Fourteen Days commencing on Tuesday, the 19th Instant.

   Persons wishing to inspect the List are requested to apply at the Colonial Treasury to Mr. Hyndman, Police and Lighting Rate Clerk.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1864.

49

6. They may be used on correspondence to places to which the prepayment of postage is either compulsory or optional, i.e., no credit will be given to these Stamps on correspondence addressed to places to which the postage cannot be prepaid in Hongkong.

7. Correspondence insufficiently stamped will be returned to the writers with an indication of the amount insufficient, except in the case of letters, &c., originating at any of the Agencies of the Hongkong Post Office, which will, if addressed to the United Kingdom, be sent on charged with the deficient amount of postage and a fine of 1s.

8. The Labels are to be placed on the upper right hand corner of the correspondence, except in cases where they may be used in payment of "Late Fees" when the Stamp representing the Late Fee is to be placed on the lower left hand corner of the correspondence.

By Order,

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

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 17.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Whereas the Danish Brig Chico while in the Lyemoon Passage was attacked by Pirates who murdered certain of her Crew,

Notice is hereby given, that

A REWARD OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS

will be given to any person who shall give such information as shall lead to the apprehension and con- viction of one or more of the guilty parties.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1864.

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.

6 A.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

January 23,

30.00

63

30.10

63

30.15

64

24,

29.95

63

29.94

64

29.90

63

""

25,

29.93

63

29.93

65

29.91

64

""

26,

29.90

67

29.88

67

29.86

68

""

27,

29.92

63

29.98

60

30.00

58

""

""

""

28,

30.04

55

30.06

50

30.06

56

29,

30.13

50

30.13

52

30.14

50

DATE.

BAROMETER.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

·ΝΟΟΝ

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 fe?t.

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. 3P.M.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHEL.

6 A.M.

Dirn. F.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

1864.

Jan.

23 28.20 28.25 28.22 28.1728.17 53.00 52.30′52.00 52.30 52.30 52.00 52.00 53.00 EbS

24 28.21 28.21 28.18 28.15 28.14 53.30 56.00 57.00 53.30 56.00 57.00 52.00 57.00 ESE

7 E

?

5 ESE

ELS

4 SE

6 Much rain past night, dense fog and drizzling rain.

Do.,

do.

"}

25 28.20 28.25 28.25 28.17 28.17 55.00 61.30 61.30.55.00 61.30 61.30 54.00 62.00 SE

4 SE

2 SE

2

Do.,

do.

""

1

26 28.17 28.17 28.17 28.14 28.14 58.30 58.00 58.00 58.30 58.00 58.00 58.00 62.00 ESE

5 EbS

4 SE

5

}

71

1

X

"}

}}

27 28.18 28.20 28.22 28.15 28.13 54.00 52.00 48.00 54.00 51.30 48.00 53.00 54.30 NNW

28 28.21 28.25 28.27 28.23 28.25′43.00|42.30|42.00 42.30 42.00 40.00 42.00 43.30 NNW

29 28.32 28.38 28.39 28.38 28.37 38.00 46.30 44.00 36.00 41.30 39.00 37.30 47.00 N

3 NNW

2 NW

4

#

4 NbW

4 N

p

Do.,

3

Dense fog, from 1.30 P.M. passing fog.

Much rain past night, passing fog and rain.

do.

3 NNE

2 NbE

N

Overcast and cloudy; from 10 AM. fine.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Abrahams, T. Almy, C. E. 1 Anderson, J. ?

37

Costa, F. D.

1

Cruz, A. C. R.

1

Ferdinand Fletcher, F.

2

1

Champs, C.

2

Chaves, M.

1

Graves

1

Clarke, F.

1

Gibbons, F.

1

Carter,

1

Gerhold, C.

2

Carroll, J. A.

1

Globe Parcel Co.)

Agents for the f

1

50

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1864.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 29th January, 1864.

1

   Whampoa Abbott, W. R. 1 Ahlinann. L.P. 1 Anstrucher, H. 1

Lets. Paps.

1

Souza Sanders, J. O. I Satton, D.

1

Shepherd, Capt. 1

Spooner, E. H. 1 Siggery, T.

Jones, T.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Napier, J.

Johnson, C.

Jordan, E.

1

Otto,

Jump, G.

1

Phillips, J.

Kemp Mr.

Pickering, C.W.z

Kretschmann, 1

Pimin, J.

3

1

Laun, E.

1

Pagson, G. M. E. 2

Sandilands, J. 8

Bedggood, G.

1

Duguid, J.

1

Gavilla, A. R. 1

Lord, J.

1

Puerto, J. E.

1

Smidt de, J.

1

Bowman, C.

1

Dorman, D. 1

3

Grigor, J MeL. 1

Lewis Circus, 15

Poons, A.

1

Slackles, T. J. 1

10

Baptista, A.

1

Dahl, S.

1

Gibson, J. Capt. 1

Lawrence, H.

Porter, T.

1

Sielfeld, A.

1

Beyan, W. J.

1

Downie, George 4

1

Gibbs, E.

Pereira,

9

Stafford, W.

1

Baning, G. W. 1

Destrongnoy

1

Murray,

2

Palmer, J.

1

Swain, G.

1

Bateman, J.

1

Devarr, S. P. 1

Hall, Mr.

1

Meroe, G.

1

Perey, L.

1

Thomas, L.

6

Brown,

5

3

Dowers, M.

Halen, J.

1

Moller,

1

Rodrigues, A. P. 1

Tayloy, Revd. 1

Baker, James Jr. 1

Dahlberg,

1

Herbert, W.

Meyers, J.

1

Rumson, J.

1

Titens, Capt.

1

Baker, C. F.

Dieckmann, H. 1

Hannaford, Capt.1

Murphy, G.

1

Reynolds, G. 1

Williams,

Bielfeld, A.

2

Dundas, Capt. 1

Herman, M.

1

Maury, T.

1

Ramsey,

1

Walker, J

Baldamaria, F. 1

Hart & Co., J. 2

Milne, J.

1

Rocha, Sor. D.

Ellison, T.

2

Harvey, J.

2

1r.

Wilson,

3

Miller, H.

1

J., Manila

Clarance, Mrs. 1

Hay, Capt.

2

Marshall, J.

Wilkins, Mr.

1

1

Rozzell, W.

2

Wolff,

2

Clare, W.

1

Folgin, Capt.

1

Halse, R.

1

Mason, N.

1

Remedios, C. Snra.1

Connelly, C.

1

Fernandes, A. P. 2

Hook, T.

2

McGurn, W.

Warland, Capt. 1

1

Roberts, T.

1

Child, J.

Wiers, R.

Cumming,

1

Coath, W. Church, J.

1

115

Fenton, J. J. 1

Howell, H.

1

Mayo, C.

1

Robinson, Capt. 3

Forbes, F.

1

Hamilton, J. W. 1

McNeil, J.

1

Renaud,

1

Flude, F.

1

Frickle & Co. 1

Holmes, G. Higgins, H.

Youngman, E. 1

3

14

1

Nielsen, C. P. 1

Sinith

Zoungman, E. 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 29th January, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Somas

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anne Bowen 2

Conflict

2

Empress

1

Johanna

Letters. Papers.

3

Lets. Papers.

Normen

1

Antipodes

1

Champion

1

John Banfield 7 3

Avalanche

2

Creton

1

Fytam Star

1

Joun Bibby

1

Orient

Avenir

2

Catharine

Feroze Shah

1

Josephine

1

Oasis

Aunt Lessy

2

1

Cezar

Fanny Fern

1

Anglo Saxon

1

Canton

1

Luna

Olympia Oriental

Alpaca

1

Canaan

Granville

1

Lucky Star

2

Onward

Akindo

1

Continent

1

Glaucester 3

-

Laure

Orne

Anita

1

Casavan

Gaston

2

Ly-ee-moon

1

Obey

22121H

Silver Eagle Sorie

San Lourenzo

1

Sooloo

1

5

Amoy

5

Glendoveer

1

Light of the Agel

Sardinia Surat Silome Spy Sebastapol

5

15

August

1

Dictator

2

Gazelle

1

Pambert

1

Achilles

Dorcas Prince 1

Gotland

Mountain Ash 4

Princess of Wales 1

Day Break

1

Maria L. Antonietta 3

Princes Royal 1

Typhoon Thalaba

1219 22

25 3

Benefactor

1

Diana

2

Henrietta

Brilliant

1

1

Dolphin

1

Hadassah

Bucton Castle

1

D. Sex

2

Helios

261

Maggie Atkinson 4

1

Penguin

2

Mary Warren

Portland

2

Unrivelled

1

Belvidere

4

Dirigo

1

Merchantman

Melbrek

6

Panama

3

Pruth

Virginia

1

Burlington

2

1

Denmark

4

Bristow

1

Daring

1

Contest

3

Edith

12

6

Castle

1

Elphine

Competitor

Calcutta

Edward Percy 1 Emma

1

Indiaman

Independence Isaac Jeans Isabella

Jean Bart Jacatra

Mercury

2

1

Mencius

1

Queen of England 1

West Australian 1

Maria Barlett 2

Queen Bee

2

Mary Frazier Music

Wyoming

1

1

Willey

2

1

Renown

3

1

10 CO

5

Rifleman

Wandering Jew 1

W. Continent

New York

2 1

Race Horse

1

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

Ships of War, 29th January, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Algerine

1

Cormorant Centaur

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

2

Haughty Havoc

3

2

5 Melville

Manila

1

Brisk Bustard

1

Rifleman Rattler Ringdove

1 Tartar

2

1

Valorous

2

1

1

Janus

3

Clown

1 1

Flamer

5

Leven

P. Charlotte 7

Scout Severn

2

Weazel

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 29th January, 1864.

Cookesly, Major

Dennis Gannon

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

1

Lawson, Lieut. 59th Regt.

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

1

Pivate Marthin Bergin

Ridgway, Lieut., 94th Regt. 1

Letters. Papers

Staff Surg. J. Lindsey Curtis 1

Taylor, Captain

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1864.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

HONGKONG.

FOREIGN ATTACHMENT.

Between

FREDERICK HOWEN BLOCK and HENRY KINGSMILL, Plaintiffs,

and

STEAM FOR

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

EDWARD HERCULES DUUS, THE NAVIGATION

Defendant.

WHEREAS an action has been commenced in

this Court at the suit of the above named Frederick Howen Block and Henry Kingsmill against the above named Edward Hercules Duus to recover the sum of Two Thousand Dollars for money paid by the Plaintiffs for the use of the Defendant at his request and it being alleged that the said Edward Hercules Duus does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued re- turnable on the First day of February next ensuing, wherein Walter Ormiston and Henry Hemoley Severs are Garnishces.

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this action, the said Edward Hercules Duus or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Or- dinance of this Island intituled "An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent from the Colony' the said Attachment may be dissolved.

Dated the 15th day of January, A.D.,

To

1864.

EDWARD H. POLLARD, Plaintiff's Attorney.

HONGKONG, 15th January, 1864.

The Representatives of the

CANTON FOREIGN COMMUNITY OF 1856.

Gentlemen,-The amount of Interest accruing upon the Indemnity paid by the Chinese Govern- ment for the destruction of the property belonging to the late Canton Fire Brigade is Nine hundred and Ninety-five Dollars and Ninety-eight cents.

As those amongst your number who continue to reside at Canton are known to feel much dis- satisfaction that no portion of the principal sum was voted to the re-establishment of a Fire Brigade for the protection of the Settlement at Shamcen, I beg to propose that the amount above mentioned be left in the hands of H. M. Consul for that purpose, to which I believe it to be fully adequate. Should no objections to this course be intimated

66

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM COMPANY'S Steam-ship BEHAR," Captain DUNDAS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Monday, the 1st February, 1864, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 30th January, SPECIE until Noon on the 31st January; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 30th.

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.

NOTICE.

51

HE interest and responsibility in our firm of the late M. ANDREW BRAND ceased on

the 31st December, 1862.

The partners now are: Robert Smith, Thos. David Neave, Robert Richard Westall, Robert Brand, and Randal Humpston Chambers.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. China, 21st November, 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.

NOTICE.

Style of REYNOLDS & Co., and Mr. J. A. Dos REMEDIOS is duly authorized to sign the same per procuration.

THOS. J. REYNOLDS.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1863.

A written declaration of the Contents and duster this date be carried on under the HE business of the undersigned will from 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 Condition 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 January, 1864.

W

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

!

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

to me on or before the 15th February next, WE

shall consider myself exonerated from responsi- bility in regard to the sum in question.--I am, Gentlemen, your obedient Servant,

C. W. MURRAY, Treasurer to the late Canton Fire Brigade.

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC. EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

FOR SALE.

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Hongkong, 26th December, 1863.

NOTICE.

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TERMS:

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$10.00

33

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1.00

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Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 2nd January 1864,

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, OsWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTONSTREET.

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Government Gazette.

No. 6.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 6?? FEBRUARY, 1864.

VOL. X.

No. 25.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners, received from the Government of Ceylon, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

LIGHT-HOUSES have been erected on FOUL POINT and ROUND ISLAND in the entrance of TRINCOMALIE HARBOUR. The lights are of the following description, and will be exhibited from Sun-set to Sun-rise every night after the 1st of February 1864.

FOUL POINT.-A flash light showing a brilliant flash every half minute, which is plainly visible 17 miles in clear weather, from a Vessel's deck elevated 18 feet above the sea; a faint light is shown between the flashes, which is not visible beyond a distance of 7 miles.

ROUND ISLAND.-A fixed bright light, which is plainly visible 10 miles in clear weather, from a Vessel's deck elevated 18 feet above the sea; it shows a red light when brought to bear between the points W. by S. S., and S.W. S., which is not visible beyond a distance of 6 or 7 miles. Approaching between these bearings the bright light is not seen.

The following directions are for the guidance of vessels entering the inner harbour. Approaching from the Southward bring Foul Point light to bear West distant 2 miles; then steer N.W. until Round Island light bears W.S.W.; then steer direct for it until the extreme point of *Chapel Hill bears North; then steer W. by N. until Round Island light bears S. by E. E.; then steer N. by W. W., passing midway between Ostenberg Point and Sober Island, and keeping Round Island light bearing S. by E. E.; anchor immediately when the water is shoaled to +12 fathoms.

Approaching from the Northward when Foul Point light is made, bring it to bear S. by E. E., and steer direct for it until Round Island light bears S.W. W.; then steer direct for it until the extreme point of Chapel Hill bears N. by E. E.; and then follow the directions already given for approaching from the Southward after Chapel Hill bears North.

The Red light is intended to direct vessels clear of the dangers off Foul Point, and Chapel Rock; therefore vessels working into the harbour should be careful to keep within its limits.

Master Attendant's Office, Colombo, 19th December, 1863.

JAMES DONNAN, Master Attendant.

* Chapel Hill being a high bluff headland may be easily distinguished in the darkest night, as when brought to bear N. or N. by E. E., it will be only 14 mile distant, and will be the extreme point of land visible in that direction.

The Lead should be kept going after passing Ostenberg Point, as the water shoals rapidly from 25 to 12 fathoms.

No. 26.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Statement of Revenue received and Expenditure incurred at the Colonial Treasury, is published for general information.

   A further Statement including receipts and disbursements on account of the Colony by the Crown Agents in England, will be published as soon as the Accounts to 31st December last shall have been received.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 6.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 6?? FEBRUARY, 1864.

VOL. X.

No. 25.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners, received from the Government of Ceylon, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

LIGHT-HOUSES have been erected on FOUL POINT and ROUND ISLAND in the entrance of TRINCOMALIE HARBOUR. The lights are of the following description, and will be exhibited from Sun-set to Sun-rise every night after the 1st of February 1864.

FOUL POINT.-A flash light showing a brilliant flash every half minute, which is plainly visible 17 miles in clear weather, from a Vessel's deck elevated 18 feet above the sea; a faint light is shown between the flashes, which is not visible beyond a distance of 7 miles.

ROUND ISLAND.-A fixed bright light, which is plainly visible 10 miles in clear weather, from a Vessel's deck elevated 18 feet above the sea; it shows a red light when brought to bear between the points W. by S. S., and S.W. S., which is not visible beyond a distance of 6 or 7 miles. Approaching between these bearings the bright light is not seen.

The following directions are for the guidance of vessels entering the inner harbour. Approaching from the Southward bring Foul Point light to bear West distant 2 miles; then steer N.W. until Round Island light bears W.S.W.; then steer direct for it until the extreme point of *Chapel Hill bears North; then steer W. by N. until Round Island light bears S. by E. E.; then steer N. by W. W., passing midway between Ostenberg Point and Sober Island, and keeping Round Island light bearing S. by E. E.; anchor immediately when the water is shoaled to +12 fathoms.

Approaching from the Northward when Foul Point light is made, bring it to bear S. by E. E., and steer direct for it until Round Island light bears S.W. W.; then steer direct for it until the extreme point of Chapel Hill bears N. by E. E.; and then follow the directions already given for approaching from the Southward after Chapel Hill bears North.

The Red light is intended to direct vessels clear of the dangers off Foul Point, and Chapel Rock; therefore vessels working into the harbour should be careful to keep within its limits.

Master Attendant's Office, Colombo, 19th December, 1863.

JAMES DONNAN, Master Attendant.

* Chapel Hill being a high bluff headland may be easily distinguished in the darkest night, as when brought to bear N. or N. by E. E., it will be only 14 mile distant, and will be the extreme point of land visible in that direction.

The Lead should be kept going after passing Ostenberg Point, as the water shoals rapidly from 25 to 12 fathoms.

No. 26.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Statement of Revenue received and Expenditure incurred at the Colonial Treasury, is published for general information.

   A further Statement including receipts and disbursements on account of the Colony by the Crown Agents in England, will be published as soon as the Accounts to 31st December last shall have been received.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

REVENUE.

COLONIAL TREASURY,-HONGKONG.

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE, during THE YEAR ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 1863.

AMOUNT.

EXPENDITURE.

AMOUNT.

54

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

C.

$

Spirit Retailers,

Land Revenue,

Rents, exclusive of Lands,

Licenses:-

Pawnbrokers,

138,367.50; Establishments:- 43,759.50

The Governor,

Colonial Secretary,

28,336.00|

Colonial Treasurer,

5,600.00|

Auctioneers,

1,800.00|

Tenements for Emigrants,

27.50

Emigration Brokers,

800.00

Billiard Tables,

750.00

Bowling Alleys,

225.00

Opium Monopoly,

77,610.09|

Boarding House Keepers,

577.00

Marriage,

35.00

Chinese Undertakers,

60.001

Taxes:-

118,850.50

Auditor General, Clerk of Councils,. Surveyor General,

Postmaster General,.

Registrar General,

Harbor Master..

Police and Lighting Rate Collector,

Chief Justice,

Judge of Sunimary Jurisdiction Court,.

Ecclesiastical,

Educational,

25,223.00

20,827.03

9,311.89

8,080.16

990.00

17,591.48

18,394.89

7,166.02

14,125.66

2,205.00

29,334.75

10,573.05

4,516.08

Balance of Police and Lighting Rates of 1862,

6,798.81

Colonial Surgeon,

Amount collected on account of 1863,

124,392,30

Surgeon to Lock Hospital,

6,071.07

6,376.60

1,761.00

131,191.11

Police Magistrates,

16,105.81

Postage,

61,141,15

Captain Superintendent of Police,

89,623.89

Fines, Forfeitures and Fees of Courts:-

Gaols,.

11,605.91

Fines,

11,596.83

Forfeitures,

730.56

Total Establishments,.

299,889.29

Fees,

Fees of Office :--

3,226.31

Pensions, Retired Allowances, and Gratuities,

15,553.70 Revenue Services,

exclusive of Establishment,

Cemetery Burials,

1,608.61

Administration of Justice,

do.,

Registration of Boats,

4,209.45

Charitable Allowances,.

183.32

815.23

1,637.15

135,00

Do. of Cargo Boats and Crews,

1,395.43

Civil Hospital, exclusive of Establishment,

Do. of Hawkers,

1,332.90

Lock Hospital,

Cargo Boat Certificates,

209.00

Police,

Official Signatures and Seal of the Colony,

51.00

Gaols,

do.,

do.,

do.,

Registration of Deeds,.

1,913.75

Shipping Seamen,

8,703.00

Transport,

Examination of Masters and Mates,

1,180.00

Ship Surveys,.

50.00

Colonial Registers,

125.00

Merchant Shipping Act,

910.00

Registration of Chairs,..

Do. of Chair Bearers,

Sale of Government Property,

225.50

70.80

Rent,

Conveyance of Mails,

Works and Buildings,.

Roads, Streets and Bridges, Miscellaneous Services,

Land and Houses purchased,. Special Expenses,

5,755,67

1,369.41

27,831.19

50,975.93

2,340.61

240.00

2,820.77

81,232.94

65,376.14

3,211.00

4,854.83

21,98-1.44

121.00

Reimbursements,

Miscellaneous Receipts,

Interest,

Special Receipts,

Ordinance No. 12 of 1857,

8,415.20

4,144.73

21,612.38

7,823.80

Total,.

572,968.10

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th January, 1864.

Examined,

W. H. RENNIE,

Auditor General.

Total,.

$548,669.08

FREDK. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 27.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

55

  Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Monday, the 22nd instant, for the extension of the Carriage Road to Sow-ke-wan.

  Specifications of the work to be seen at the Surveyor General's Office, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1864.

No. 23.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The following Post Office Notification is published for genaral information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

With reference to the Post Office Notification of the 22nd August last which was published in the Government Gazette No. 34 of that date, it is hereby notified that henceforward the rates of postage on letters forwarded by the Vessels of the Messageries Imperiales to Aden, Malta, Ceylon, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghae, will be 7d. per ounce, instead of 8d. per ounce as therein set forth.

General Post-Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1864.

F. W. MITCHELL, Post-master General.

No. 24.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Whereas certain valuable trees (Rhodoleia Championi) have been wantonly destroyed in the neighbourhood of the Wong-nei-chung Valley, it is hereby notified that

A REWARD OF FIFTY DOLLARS

will be given to any person who shall give such evidence as shall lead to the conviction of any person or persons concerned in such destruction.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1864.

No. 17.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Whereas the Danish Brig Chico while in the Lyemoon Passage was attacked by Pirates who murdered certain of her Crew,

Notice is hereby given, that

A REWARD OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS

will be given to any person who shall give such information as shall lead to the apprehension and con- viction of one or more of the guilty parties.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

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

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

January

30,

30.14

50

30.14

52

30.14

53

31,

30.16

53

30.07

54

30.10

56

February

30.14

56

30.19

57

30.17

59

30.28

56

30.27

58

30.26

59

""

30.30

56

30.29

56

30.27

56

""

4,

30.27

56

30.26

57

30.25

57

""

5,

30.24

57

30.20

57

30.18

56

""

DATE.

1864.

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.

NOON.

P.M.

THER-

?MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHEK.

Min. Max.

GA.M. 3P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F. Dirn.

F. Dirn. F.

Jan.

30 28.37 28.38 28.38 28.36 28.35 41.00 45.30 45.00 38.00 42.30 42.00 40.00 48.00 ENE

3 E

31 28.38:28.40 28.42/28.42/28.3844.00 48.30 47.00 42.00 46.00 45.30 41.00,50.00 E

3 E

4 E

2 E

2 Cloudy, from 10 A.M. fine.

3

Overcast and cloudy; 11 A.M. fine.

""

Feb.

1 28.42 28.48 28.48|28.48 28.48 45.00 52.00 49.00 43.00 48.00 45.00 44.00 53.00 E?N 2 28.52 28.55 28.53 28.48 28.47 45.00 51.00 50.00 42.00 48.00 47.30 44.00 54.00 ENE

2 NELE

3 ENE

2

Fine, but very hazy

t

2 ENE

3 NNE

2

3 28.55 28.58 28.53 28.47 28.4746.00|51.0049.00 43.30 48.30 47.00 44.00 53.00.ENE

3 ENE

2 ENE

Do.,

}}

4 28.49 28.52 28.52 28.50 28.44 45.00 51.00 51.30 43.3047.3049.00 44.00 54.00 ENE

3 E

Cloudy, 11 A.M. fine, but very hazy.

2 Fine, but very hazy.

do.

""

i

5 28.45 28.47,28.50 28.42 28.42 47.00 52.30 52.0045.30 50.00 49.30 44.00 55.00 EbN

3 E

3 F

1

Passing fog; from 7.30 fine.

?

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 5th February, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Leers. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets

Paps.

Almy, C. E.

1

Costa, F. D.

1

Fletcher, F.

1

Higgins, H.

1

Anderson, J. ?

Cruz, A. C. R.

1

1

Nielsen, C. P. Napier, J.

1

Renaud,

Whampoa

Champs, C.

2

Graves

1

Jones, T.

1

Smith

2

Abbott, W. R.

1

Chaves, M.

1

Gibbons, F.

1

Johnson, C.

1

Otto,

Souza

I

Ahlmann, L.P. 1

Clarke, F.

1

Gerhold, C.

2

Jordan, E.

1

Sanders, J. O.

1

Anstrucher, H. 1

Carter,

1

1

Globe Parcel Co.)

Carroll, J. A.

Agents for the f

1

Jump, G.

1

Phillips, J.

2

Satton, D.

1

Pickering, C.W.2

3

Shepherd, Capt. 1

Bedggood, G.

1

Gavilla, A. R.

1

Kemp Mr.

Pimm, J.

3

Spooner, E. H. i

Bowman, C.

Duguid, J.

1

Grigor, J McL. 1

Kretschmann, 1

Pagson, G. M. E. 2

Siggery, T.

1

Baptista, A.

1

Doriaan, D.

1

3

Gibson, J. Capt. 1

Beyan, W. J.

1

Dahl, S.

1

Gibbs, E.

1

Laun, E. Lord, J.

Puerto, J. E.

1

Slackles, T. J. 1

1

Poons, A.

1

Sielfeld, A.

1

Baning, G. W. 1

Downie, George 4

1

Gardner, C. J. 1

Bateman, J.

1

Destrongnoy 1

Greig, Mrs.

Lawrence, H.

1

Porter, T.

1

Stafford, W.

1.

Brown,

5

3

Devarr, S. P.

1

Lamprey, Dr.

1

Pereira,

Swain, G.

1

Palmer, J.

1

Baker, James Jr. 1

Dowers, M.

IIall, Mr.

1

Murray,

2

Perey, L.

1

Thomas, L.

6

Baker, C. F.

1

Dahlberg,

1

Halen, J.

1

Meroe, G.

1

Tayloy, Revd.

1

Bielfeld, A.

2

Dieckmann, H. 1

Herbert, W.

1

Moller,

1

Rodrigues, A. P. 1

Titens, Capt.

1

Baldamaria, F. 1

Dundas, Capt. 1

Hanuaford, Capt.1

Meyers, J.

1

Rumson, J.

1

Tucker, S. A.

I

Herman, M.

1

Murphy, G.

Reynolds, G.

1

Clarance, Mrs. 1

Folgin, Capt.

1

Hart & Co., J. 2

Maury, T.

Ramsey,

1

Williams,

2

Clare, W.

1

Fernandes, A. P. 2

Hay, Capt.

2

Milne, J.

Rocha, Sor. D. }

Connelly, C.

Fenton, J. J.

1

Halse, R.

1

Miller, II.

1r.

Walker, J

1

J., Manila

Wilson,

3

Child, J.

1

Forbes. F.

1

Hook, T.

2

Marshall, J.

1

Rozzell, W.

2

Cumming,

1

Flude, F.

1

Howell, H.

1

McGurn, W.

1

Coath, W.

1

5

Frickle & Co.

1

Hamilton, J. W. 1

Mayo, C.

1

Remedios, C. Snra.1

1 Roberts, T.

Wilkins, Mr. Wolff,

1

2

Church, J.

1

Ferdinand

Holmes, G.

3

14

McNeil, J.

2

Robinson, Capt. 3

Youngman, E. 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 5th February, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lots. Paps.

Anne Bowen

2

Conflict

2

Avalanche

2

Avenir

2

Champion Creton

1

Feroze Shah Fanny Fern

1

Josephine

1

Oasis

2

Sorie

1

Olympia

1

Luna

1

Oriental

2

San Lourenzo Sooloo

Aunt Lessy

2

1

Catharine

Granville

1

Lucky Star

2

Onward

1

Sardinia

5

4

Anglo Saxon

1

Cezar

1

Glancester

3

1

Laure

1

Orne

Surat

1

Alpaca

1

Canton

1

Glendoveer

1

Ly-ee-moon

1

Obey

1

Silome

2

Akindo

1

Canaan

Anita

1

Continent

1

Gazelle Gotland

1

Light of the Agel

Spy

1

1

Pambert

1

Maria L. Antonietta 3

Sebastapol

15

Amoy

5

August

Dictator

1

Henrietta

Achilles

Dorcas Prince 1

Hadassah

Day Break

1

Helios

Benefactor

Diana

2

Hydaspes

2542

Maggie Atkinson 4

Princess of Wales 2

Sea Witch

7

1

1

Mary Warren

1

Princes Royal 1

Sarica

Merchantman

6

Penguin

2

Portland

2

Melbrek

3

Panama

1

Typhoon Thalaba

2

25

3

Brilliant

1

1

Dolphin

Mercury

2

1

Pruth

1

Mencius

1

Bucton Castle

1

D. Sex

Indiaman

3

Unrivelled

1

Maria Barlett

2

Burlington

2

1

Dirigo

Independence

1

Bristow

1

Denmark

4

Isaac Jeans

1

Mary Frazier

1

Queen of England 1

Music

1

Queen Bee

2

Virginia

1

Bonauza

1

Daring

Isabella

9

Mary

1

Renown

3

1

Wyoming

Contest Castle

3

Elphine

1

Jacatra

3

1

Edward Percy 1

Johanna

Competitor

1

Emma

1

John Banfield

Calcutta

Empress

1

John Bibby

CO CO K-Id

New York

2

1

Rifleman

1

Willey

2

3

Normen

1

Race Horse

1

Wandering Jew 1

7

3

W. Continent

1

1

Orient

3

Somas

1

Winchester

1

56

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

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

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

January

30,

30.14

50

30.14

52

30.14

53

31,

30.16

53

30.07

54

30.10

56

February

30.14

56

30.19

57

30.17

59

30.28

56

30.27

58

30.26

59

""

30.30

56

30.29

56

30.27

56

""

4,

30.27

56

30.26

57

30.25

57

""

5,

30.24

57

30.20

57

30.18

56

""

DATE.

1864.

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.

NOON.

P.M.

THER-

?MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHEK.

Min. Max.

GA.M. 3P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F. Dirn.

F. Dirn. F.

Jan.

30 28.37 28.38 28.38 28.36 28.35 41.00 45.30 45.00 38.00 42.30 42.00 40.00 48.00 ENE

3 E

31 28.38:28.40 28.42/28.42/28.3844.00 48.30 47.00 42.00 46.00 45.30 41.00,50.00 E

3 E

4 E

2 E

2 Cloudy, from 10 A.M. fine.

3

Overcast and cloudy; 11 A.M. fine.

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Feb.

1 28.42 28.48 28.48|28.48 28.48 45.00 52.00 49.00 43.00 48.00 45.00 44.00 53.00 E?N 2 28.52 28.55 28.53 28.48 28.47 45.00 51.00 50.00 42.00 48.00 47.30 44.00 54.00 ENE

2 NELE

3 ENE

2

Fine, but very hazy

t

2 ENE

3 NNE

2

3 28.55 28.58 28.53 28.47 28.4746.00|51.0049.00 43.30 48.30 47.00 44.00 53.00.ENE

3 ENE

2 ENE

Do.,

}}

4 28.49 28.52 28.52 28.50 28.44 45.00 51.00 51.30 43.3047.3049.00 44.00 54.00 ENE

3 E

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2 Fine, but very hazy.

do.

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i

5 28.45 28.47,28.50 28.42 28.42 47.00 52.30 52.0045.30 50.00 49.30 44.00 55.00 EbN

3 E

3 F

1

Passing fog; from 7.30 fine.

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POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 5th February, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Leers. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets

Paps.

Almy, C. E.

1

Costa, F. D.

1

Fletcher, F.

1

Higgins, H.

1

Anderson, J. ?

Cruz, A. C. R.

1

1

Nielsen, C. P. Napier, J.

1

Renaud,

Whampoa

Champs, C.

2

Graves

1

Jones, T.

1

Smith

2

Abbott, W. R.

1

Chaves, M.

1

Gibbons, F.

1

Johnson, C.

1

Otto,

Souza

I

Ahlmann, L.P. 1

Clarke, F.

1

Gerhold, C.

2

Jordan, E.

1

Sanders, J. O.

1

Anstrucher, H. 1

Carter,

1

1

Globe Parcel Co.)

Carroll, J. A.

Agents for the f

1

Jump, G.

1

Phillips, J.

2

Satton, D.

1

Pickering, C.W.2

3

Shepherd, Capt. 1

Bedggood, G.

1

Gavilla, A. R.

1

Kemp Mr.

Pimm, J.

3

Spooner, E. H. i

Bowman, C.

Duguid, J.

1

Grigor, J McL. 1

Kretschmann, 1

Pagson, G. M. E. 2

Siggery, T.

1

Baptista, A.

1

Doriaan, D.

1

3

Gibson, J. Capt. 1

Beyan, W. J.

1

Dahl, S.

1

Gibbs, E.

1

Laun, E. Lord, J.

Puerto, J. E.

1

Slackles, T. J. 1

1

Poons, A.

1

Sielfeld, A.

1

Baning, G. W. 1

Downie, George 4

1

Gardner, C. J. 1

Bateman, J.

1

Destrongnoy 1

Greig, Mrs.

Lawrence, H.

1

Porter, T.

1

Stafford, W.

1.

Brown,

5

3

Devarr, S. P.

1

Lamprey, Dr.

1

Pereira,

Swain, G.

1

Palmer, J.

1

Baker, James Jr. 1

Dowers, M.

IIall, Mr.

1

Murray,

2

Perey, L.

1

Thomas, L.

6

Baker, C. F.

1

Dahlberg,

1

Halen, J.

1

Meroe, G.

1

Tayloy, Revd.

1

Bielfeld, A.

2

Dieckmann, H. 1

Herbert, W.

1

Moller,

1

Rodrigues, A. P. 1

Titens, Capt.

1

Baldamaria, F. 1

Dundas, Capt. 1

Hanuaford, Capt.1

Meyers, J.

1

Rumson, J.

1

Tucker, S. A.

I

Herman, M.

1

Murphy, G.

Reynolds, G.

1

Clarance, Mrs. 1

Folgin, Capt.

1

Hart & Co., J. 2

Maury, T.

Ramsey,

1

Williams,

2

Clare, W.

1

Fernandes, A. P. 2

Hay, Capt.

2

Milne, J.

Rocha, Sor. D. }

Connelly, C.

Fenton, J. J.

1

Halse, R.

1

Miller, II.

1r.

Walker, J

1

J., Manila

Wilson,

3

Child, J.

1

Forbes. F.

1

Hook, T.

2

Marshall, J.

1

Rozzell, W.

2

Cumming,

1

Flude, F.

1

Howell, H.

1

McGurn, W.

1

Coath, W.

1

5

Frickle & Co.

1

Hamilton, J. W. 1

Mayo, C.

1

Remedios, C. Snra.1

1 Roberts, T.

Wilkins, Mr. Wolff,

1

2

Church, J.

1

Ferdinand

Holmes, G.

3

14

McNeil, J.

2

Robinson, Capt. 3

Youngman, E. 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 5th February, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lots. Paps.

Anne Bowen

2

Conflict

2

Avalanche

2

Avenir

2

Champion Creton

1

Feroze Shah Fanny Fern

1

Josephine

1

Oasis

2

Sorie

1

Olympia

1

Luna

1

Oriental

2

San Lourenzo Sooloo

Aunt Lessy

2

1

Catharine

Granville

1

Lucky Star

2

Onward

1

Sardinia

5

4

Anglo Saxon

1

Cezar

1

Glancester

3

1

Laure

1

Orne

Surat

1

Alpaca

1

Canton

1

Glendoveer

1

Ly-ee-moon

1

Obey

1

Silome

2

Akindo

1

Canaan

Anita

1

Continent

1

Gazelle Gotland

1

Light of the Agel

Spy

1

1

Pambert

1

Maria L. Antonietta 3

Sebastapol

15

Amoy

5

August

Dictator

1

Henrietta

Achilles

Dorcas Prince 1

Hadassah

Day Break

1

Helios

Benefactor

Diana

2

Hydaspes

2542

Maggie Atkinson 4

Princess of Wales 2

Sea Witch

7

1

1

Mary Warren

1

Princes Royal 1

Sarica

Merchantman

6

Penguin

2

Portland

2

Melbrek

3

Panama

1

Typhoon Thalaba

2

25

3

Brilliant

1

1

Dolphin

Mercury

2

1

Pruth

1

Mencius

1

Bucton Castle

1

D. Sex

Indiaman

3

Unrivelled

1

Maria Barlett

2

Burlington

2

1

Dirigo

Independence

1

Bristow

1

Denmark

4

Isaac Jeans

1

Mary Frazier

1

Queen of England 1

Music

1

Queen Bee

2

Virginia

1

Bonauza

1

Daring

Isabella

9

Mary

1

Renown

3

1

Wyoming

Contest Castle

3

Elphine

1

Jacatra

3

1

Edward Percy 1

Johanna

Competitor

1

Emma

1

John Banfield

Calcutta

Empress

1

John Bibby

CO CO K-Id

New York

2

1

Rifleman

1

Willey

2

3

Normen

1

Race Horse

1

Wandering Jew 1

7

3

W. Continent

1

1

Orient

3

Somas

1

Winchester

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

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

Ships of War, 5th February, 1864.

57

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Algerine

Cormorant 2 Centaur

Janus

Osprey

1

Ringdove

Letters. Papers.

1

Tartar

Lets. Paps.

4

2

Brisk Bustard

Leven

1

P. Charlotte

Severn

1

Clown

1

1

Flamer Haughty Havoc

6

Slaney

2

Valorous Vigilant

1

1

3 5 2

Melville Manila

4

Rifleman

2

Scylla

1

1

Rattler

Swallow

Weazel

Curan, Sergeant

Dennis Gannon

Letters. Papers.

1

1

Lawson, Lieut. 59th Regt. Lawford T. W.

2

Cookesly, Major

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 5th February, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

1

Taylor, Captain

Letters. Papers.

Pivate Marthin Bergin

a

Lets. Paps.

1

1

1

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

1

Ridgway, Lieut., 94th Regt. 1

Walker E. R.

1

NOTICE.

to sign our

BIRLEY & Co.

A

NOTICE.

COPY of the Jury List for 1864 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 Saturday, the Twentieth day of Fe- bruary instant, in accordance with the Provi- sions of Section 3 of Ordinance No. 4 of 1851.

STEAM FOR

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

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

YTHE N. R. MASSON,

Actg. Registrar.

Supreme Court House, Hongkong, 6th February, 1864.

In re JOHN HUME, deceased.

NOTIC

""

""

      CUMMER ALLY, OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin, and all other persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above parties, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on Saturday, the thirteenth day of February, A.D. 1864, 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,

In re JAMES BOYLE,

""

N. R. MASSON, Actg. Registrar.

deceased.

HAROLD JOSHUA GUEST TOMLINS,,,

Να OTICE.-All claims against the above Estates

must be proved before the Official Adminis- trator on or before the Sixth day of August, A.D. 1864, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make immediate payment to

To

N. R. MASSON, Official Administrator. HONGKONG, 15th January, 1864.

The Representatives of the

CANTON FOREIGN COMMUNITY OF 1856.

Gentlemen,The amount of Interest accruing upon the Indemnity paid by the Chinese Govern- ment for the destruction of the property belonging to the late Canton Fire Brigade is Nine hundred and Ninety-five Dollars and Ninety-eight cents. As those amongst your number who continue to reside at Canton are known to feel much dis- satisfaction that no portion of the principal sum was voted to the re-establishment of a Fire Brigade for the protection of the Settlement at Shameen, I beg to propose that the amount above mentioned be left in the hands of H. M. Consul for that purpose, to which I believe it to be fully adequate. Should no objections to this course be intimated to me on or before the 15th February next, I shall consider myself exonerated from responsi- bility in regard to the sum in question.-I am, Gentlemen, your obedient Servant,

C. W. MURRAY, Treasurer to the late Canton Fire Brigade.

R. FRANCIS PARRY and MR. THOMAS

from this date.

Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam-ship TH

"OTTAWA,” Captain BLAKE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Monday, the 15th February, 1864, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th February, SPECIE until Noon on the 15th February; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 13th.

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

NOTICE. THE interest and responsibility in our firm of the late Mr. ANDREW BRAND ceased on the 31st December, 1862.

The partners now are: Robert Smith, Thos. David Neave, Robert Richard Westall, Robert Brand, and Randal Humpston Chambers.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. China, 21st November, 1863.

THE

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.

NOTICE.

HE business of the undersigned will from

must be delivered by the Shippers to the Com-T and after this date be carried on under the

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 Condition 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 February, 1864.

W

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

W

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC. EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

Style of REYNOLDS & Co., and Mr. J. A. DOS REMEDIOS is duly authorized to sign the same per procuration.

THOS. J. REYNOLDS.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1863.

TIME TABLE OF INDIA, CHINA AND MAURITIUS MAIL SERVICES, for the year 1864,

neatly printed on card board and for sale at this office at $1 each.

Noronha's Printing Office,

Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

NOTICE.

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

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

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

Ships of War, 5th February, 1864.

57

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Algerine

Cormorant 2 Centaur

Janus

Osprey

1

Ringdove

Letters. Papers.

1

Tartar

Lets. Paps.

4

2

Brisk Bustard

Leven

1

P. Charlotte

Severn

1

Clown

1

1

Flamer Haughty Havoc

6

Slaney

2

Valorous Vigilant

1

1

3 5 2

Melville Manila

4

Rifleman

2

Scylla

1

1

Rattler

Swallow

Weazel

Curan, Sergeant

Dennis Gannon

Letters. Papers.

1

1

Lawson, Lieut. 59th Regt. Lawford T. W.

2

Cookesly, Major

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 5th February, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

1

Taylor, Captain

Letters. Papers.

Pivate Marthin Bergin

a

Lets. Paps.

1

1

1

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

1

Ridgway, Lieut., 94th Regt. 1

Walker E. R.

1

NOTICE.

to sign our

BIRLEY & Co.

A

NOTICE.

COPY of the Jury List for 1864 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 Saturday, the Twentieth day of Fe- bruary instant, in accordance with the Provi- sions of Section 3 of Ordinance No. 4 of 1851.

STEAM FOR

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

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

YTHE N. R. MASSON,

Actg. Registrar.

Supreme Court House, Hongkong, 6th February, 1864.

In re JOHN HUME, deceased.

NOTIC

""

""

      CUMMER ALLY, OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin, and all other persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above parties, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on Saturday, the thirteenth day of February, A.D. 1864, 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,

In re JAMES BOYLE,

""

N. R. MASSON, Actg. Registrar.

deceased.

HAROLD JOSHUA GUEST TOMLINS,,,

Να OTICE.-All claims against the above Estates

must be proved before the Official Adminis- trator on or before the Sixth day of August, A.D. 1864, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make immediate payment to

To

N. R. MASSON, Official Administrator. HONGKONG, 15th January, 1864.

The Representatives of the

CANTON FOREIGN COMMUNITY OF 1856.

Gentlemen,The amount of Interest accruing upon the Indemnity paid by the Chinese Govern- ment for the destruction of the property belonging to the late Canton Fire Brigade is Nine hundred and Ninety-five Dollars and Ninety-eight cents. As those amongst your number who continue to reside at Canton are known to feel much dis- satisfaction that no portion of the principal sum was voted to the re-establishment of a Fire Brigade for the protection of the Settlement at Shameen, I beg to propose that the amount above mentioned be left in the hands of H. M. Consul for that purpose, to which I believe it to be fully adequate. Should no objections to this course be intimated to me on or before the 15th February next, I shall consider myself exonerated from responsi- bility in regard to the sum in question.-I am, Gentlemen, your obedient Servant,

C. W. MURRAY, Treasurer to the late Canton Fire Brigade.

R. FRANCIS PARRY and MR. THOMAS

from this date.

Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam-ship TH

"OTTAWA,” Captain BLAKE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Monday, the 15th February, 1864, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th February, SPECIE until Noon on the 15th February; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 13th.

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

NOTICE. THE interest and responsibility in our firm of the late Mr. ANDREW BRAND ceased on the 31st December, 1862.

The partners now are: Robert Smith, Thos. David Neave, Robert Richard Westall, Robert Brand, and Randal Humpston Chambers.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. China, 21st November, 1863.

THE

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.

NOTICE.

HE business of the undersigned will from

must be delivered by the Shippers to the Com-T and after this date be carried on under the

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 Condition 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 February, 1864.

W

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

W

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC. EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

Style of REYNOLDS & Co., and Mr. J. A. DOS REMEDIOS is duly authorized to sign the same per procuration.

THOS. J. REYNOLDS.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1863.

TIME TABLE OF INDIA, CHINA AND MAURITIUS MAIL SERVICES, for the year 1864,

neatly printed on card board and for sale at this office at $1 each.

Noronha's Printing Office,

Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

NOTICE.

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TERMS:

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Do. acters and under,. Repetition, half the price.

1.00

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Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 2nd January 1864.

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

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Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

VOL. X.

No. 7.

No. 28.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON, Governor and Commander-in-chief, has this day resumed the administration of the Government of the Colony.

The acting appointments held during His Excellency's absence will cease from this date.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

No. 29.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the month ending 30th January, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,.... SPECIE IN RESERVE,..

$763,421. $300,000.

WM. LAMOND, Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

   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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1864.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 30.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK OF INDIA, LONDON, AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

VOL. X.

No. 7.

No. 28.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON, Governor and Commander-in-chief, has this day resumed the administration of the Government of the Colony.

The acting appointments held during His Excellency's absence will cease from this date.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

No. 29.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the month ending 30th January, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,.... SPECIE IN RESERVE,..

$763,421. $300,000.

WM. LAMOND, Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

   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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1864.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 30.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK OF INDIA, LONDON, AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

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, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF NOTES IN CIRCULATION,....$730,750. BULLION IN RESERVE,

.$300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON,

Manager..

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

   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.

A. F. ALVES, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1864.

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information. By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, 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 January, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES IN ISSUE,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,

$386,168. $150,000.

W. KAYE, Acting Manager.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 32.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the AGRA AND UNITED SERVICE BANK, LIMITED, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, in Hongkong, for

the month ending 31st January, 1864.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1864.

..$378,000. $150,000.

HENRY NOBLE, Manager.

    I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1864.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 33.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

At the request of the Government of Ceylon the subjoined Advertisement of a Pearl Fishery to take place on the 2nd proximo, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

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, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF NOTES IN CIRCULATION,....$730,750. BULLION IN RESERVE,

.$300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON,

Manager..

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

   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.

A. F. ALVES, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1864.

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information. By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, 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 January, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES IN ISSUE,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,

$386,168. $150,000.

W. KAYE, Acting Manager.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 32.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the AGRA AND UNITED SERVICE BANK, LIMITED, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, in Hongkong, for

the month ending 31st January, 1864.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1864.

..$378,000. $150,000.

HENRY NOBLE, Manager.

    I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1864.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 33.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

At the request of the Government of Ceylon the subjoined Advertisement of a Pearl Fishery to take place on the 2nd proximo, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

60

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

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, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF NOTES IN CIRCULATION,....$730,750. BULLION IN RESERVE,

.$300,000.

WALTER ORMISTON,

Manager..

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

   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.

A. F. ALVES, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1864.

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information. By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, 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 January, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES IN ISSUE,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,

$386,168. $150,000.

W. KAYE, Acting Manager.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 32.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the AGRA AND UNITED SERVICE BANK, LIMITED, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, in Hongkong, for

the month ending 31st January, 1864.

NOTES ISSUED,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1864.

..$378,000. $150,000.

HENRY NOBLE, Manager.

    I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1864.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 33.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

At the request of the Government of Ceylon the subjoined Advertisement of a Pearl Fishery to take place on the 2nd proximo, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

GOVERNMENT ADVERTISEMENT.

PEARL FISHERY.

61

   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, 1864; and that the Bank to be fished is the North-West Cheval Paar Bank, estimated to contain Oysters suffi- cient to employ Seventy-five 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 Aripa on or before the 20th February next. And it is particularly notified, that the first day's fishing will positively take place on the first day in March that the weather may permit the Boats to fish.

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

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

All payments to be made in ready money in Ceylon Currency, or in

   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 Honor's Command,

W. C. GIBSON, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Colombo, 8th December, 1863.

Statement of the Produce and Valuation of 12,000 Oysters taken from the North-West part of the Cheval Puar, in November, 1863.

Description, Size, Number and Quality.

Weight.

No. Description.

1 Kalippo,

20

2

Korowell,

3 Peesel,

5 co co

31

19

Size in Baskets.

Number.

Quality

in

Chew.

4 Anothary,

30

3

5 4.

320

5 Kalippo,

3

6 Korowell,

7 Peesel,

23

8 Aney,

50

9 Anothary,

10 Kalippo,

40

11 Korowell,

45

12 Peesel,

00 + Bor co

3

2.1

?

3.7.

320

87

13 Aney,

80 4

15 320

14 Anothary,

12

46.

32 0

15 Kalippo,

49

16

Korowell,

76

12

17 Peesel,

111

18 Vadivoe

100

54.

19 excluding

200

20 Madengoe,

400

cut co?c co

320

???

21

600

5

  22 Tool, 23

800

1000

24 Masottool,

25 Shell Pearls,

Selavetorre, 28th November, 1863.

Total.

Value. Total value.

Rate of Valuation in Pagodas.

Kalengies.

Manjadies.

Per Chew.

Per Kalengy.

K. M.

R. A. P. R. A. P.

127858

11

1?

108

0 131

6 9 0

@30 Star Pagodas.

2 14 0

@ 15 do.

do.

1 6 1

@ 4 do.

do.

16 13 1

?6

77 1

1 11

HN

∞ TH

17

011-5

3 4 2 3 15 4 1 3

WOW O

@ 12 Star Pagodas.

@25 do.

do.

0

@ 12 do.

do.

??

@3 do.

do.

18 6 1

1 6

3 7

@ 15 do.

5 10 0

@ 14 do.

do. do.

83

11-

23 6

@ 16 do.

do.

20 2

@10 do.

do.

11 2

@2 do.

do.

63 12 0

2 10 0

@ 16 do.

do.

16

413

415

2/270/6/2

162 CO

7

0 3

@ 14 do.

do.

14 7 0

@ 12 do.

do.

16 6 2

@7 do.

do.

5 12 0

1 177

46 4 1

27

281 14 2

11 16

281 14 2 @ 7 do.

do.

3111

1714

110 0 2

10

310 6

89 3 10 6 0

110 0 2

10 8 0 36 12 0

Total,.. 31 1

47 4 0

Total,..584 6 3

@ 2 do.

do.

@3 do.

do.

@3 Rupees. @ 12 Star Pagodas.

1

W. C. TWYNAM, Supt. Pearl Fishery. JAMES DONNAN, Inspector Pearl Banks. H. M. PATCHICO, Adigar.

62

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   All Persons indebted to the Crown for Arrears of Crown Rents are requested to pay the same into the Colonial Treasury on or before the 1st Proximo (March); after which date the Court of Summary Jurisdiction will be appealed to for the recovery of all arrears on the 25th December, 1863.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

No. 27.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FREDK. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

   Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Monday, the 22nd instant, for the extension of the Carriage Road to Sow-ke-wan.

   Specifications of the work to be seen 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, 4th February, 1864.

No. 24.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Whereas certain valuable trees (Rhodoleia Championi) have been wantonly destroyed in the neighbourhood of the Wong-nei-chung Valley, it is hereby notified that

A REWARD OF FIFTY DOLLARS

will be given to any person who shall give such evidence as shall lead to the conviction of any person or persons concerned in such destruction.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1864.

No. 17.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Whereas the Danish Brig Chico while in the Lyemoon Passage was attacked by Pirates who murdered certain of her Crew,

Notice is hereby given, that

A REWARD OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS

will be given to any person who shall give such information as shall lead to the apprehension and con- viction of one or more of the guilty parties.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

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

63

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

February 6,

30.16

57

30.17

58

30.16

57

7.

30.16

59

30.15

60

30.14

59

"

8,

30.14

60

30.10

60

30.05

60

""

9,

30.05

60

30.00

60

30.02

62

""

10,

30.03

63

30.02

61

30.00

61

""

11,

30.07

64

30.05

63

30.04

63

""

""

12,

30.10

62

30.07

63

30.09

63

DATE.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*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

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

Min. Max.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn.

6A.M. 3P.M.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

2.

1864.

Feb.

6 28.40 28.45 28.47 28.39 28.3949.00 54.30 55.00 48.00 52.00 52.30 48.00 57.30 E

7 28.40 28.42 28.45 28.38 28.3852.00 58.00 57.00 49.00 53.00 55.00 48.00 59.00 NE

4 E

3 NE

1 E

1

Fine.

1 EbN

2 Fine, but very hazy

8 28.37 28.40 28.40 28.35 28.30 51.00 55.00 54.00 48.00 52.30 50.30 50.00 56.30 E

6 E

4 E

2

Do., do.

11

9

28.34 28.34 28.34 28.30 28.27 52.00 57.30 57.30 48.30 53.00 53.00 48.00 59.00 E

3 E

3 E

2

Cloudy, from 10 A.M. fine, but very hazy,

"2

}

10

28.27 28.28 28.28 28.28 28.2855.00 58.30 58.30 53.00 56.30 56.3054.00 59.00 EbS

5 E

2 E

!

Cloudy and passing fog; fron 11 fine, but very

hazy.

11

28.31 28.34 28.33 28.28 28.30 56.00 55.30 55.00 54.00 54.00 53.30 53.00 55.00 E

3 EbS

4 E

91

Cloudy and passing fog; from 7.25 dense for:

from 4.45 fine.

12 28.30 28.40 28.35 28.33 28.3354.00|60.00 56.30|53.00,58.00 54.00 53.00 60.00 E

3 E

2 NW

1

Cloudy, passing fog; from 9 fine, but hazy.

64

To

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

HONGKONG, 15th January, 1864.

The Representatives of the

CANTON FOREIGN COMMUNITY OF 1856.

Gentlemen,-The amount of Interest accruing upon the Indemnity paid by the Chinese Govern- ment for the destruction of the property belonging to the late Canton Fire Brigade is Nine hundred and Ninety-five Dollars and Ninety-eight cents. As those amongst your number who continue to reside at Canton are known to feel much dis- satisfaction that no portion of the principal sum

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.

was voted to the re-establishment of a Fire Brigade Friday, the 26th of February, at Noon,

for the protection of the Settlement at Shameen, I beg to propose that the amount above mentioned be left in the hands of H. M. Consul for that purpose, to which I believe it to be fully adequate. Should no objections to this course be intimated to me on or before the 15th February next, I shall consider myself exonerated from responsi- bility in regard to the sum in question.-I am, Gentlemen, your obedient Servant,

C. W. MURRAY, Treasurer to the late Canton Fire Brigade.

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 "OTTAWA," Captain BLAKE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Monday, the 15th February, 1864, at 2 P.M.

     CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th February, SPECIE until Noon on the 15th February; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 13th.

    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 Condition 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 February, 1864.

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 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 4 P.M., on the 23rd of February; Specie and Parcels until 5 o'clock P.M. on 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. C. BERTRAND, Agent.

T

Hongkong, 9th February, 1864.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN WISE in the firm of FARBRIDGE, HOL- LIDAY & Co., Manchester, and in our houses in China, ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at

this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC, EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

NOTICE.

R. FRANCIS PARRY and MR. THOMAS

from this date.

authorized sign our

BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility in our firm of the ate V. ANDREW BRAND ceased on the 31st December, 1862.

Thos. The partners now are: Robert Smith, David Neave, Robert Richard Westall, Robert Brand, and Randal Humpston Chambers.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. China, 21st November, 1863.

TH

NOTICE.

HE 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.

NOTICE.

THE business of the undersigned will from

Style of REYNOLDS & Co., and Mr. J. A. DOS REMEDIOS is duly authorized to sign the same per procuration.

THOS. J. REYNOLDS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1863.

TIME TABLE OF INDIA, CHINA AND

MAURITIUS MAIL SERVICES,

for the year 1864,

neatly printed on card board and for sale at this office at $1 each.

Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

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Government Gazette.

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No. 8.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

VOL. X.

No. 34.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified that, in accordance with Section 12 of "The Police and Lighting Rate Ordinance, 1863," His Excellency the GOVERNOR, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the year 1864, at Eight per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria, and in accordance with Section 18 of the same Ordinance at Five per cent for Houses in the Villages of this Island.

   The above Rate as regards Houses in Victoria will be levied exclusive of a Lighting Rate of One-and-a-half per cent under Section 12 of the above Ordinance, and a Half yearly Water Rate of Two per cent per annum under the Provisions of Ordinance No. 12 of 1860, as already announced in Government Notification No. 146 of 31st December last.

   The Police and Lighting Rates will, under terms of Ordinance 5 of 1863, Section 13, be payable quarterly in advance, at the Colonial Treasury; for the current quarter between the 22nd Instant and 5th Proximo, and for the subsequent quarters of the year between the first and last days of the first month in each quarter.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Returns showing the Shipping and Emigration at the Port of Victoria, Hongkong, during the year 1863, 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, 17th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 8.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

VOL. X.

No. 34.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified that, in accordance with Section 12 of "The Police and Lighting Rate Ordinance, 1863," His Excellency the GOVERNOR, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the year 1864, at Eight per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria, and in accordance with Section 18 of the same Ordinance at Five per cent for Houses in the Villages of this Island.

   The above Rate as regards Houses in Victoria will be levied exclusive of a Lighting Rate of One-and-a-half per cent under Section 12 of the above Ordinance, and a Half yearly Water Rate of Two per cent per annum under the Provisions of Ordinance No. 12 of 1860, as already announced in Government Notification No. 146 of 31st December last.

   The Police and Lighting Rates will, under terms of Ordinance 5 of 1863, Section 13, be payable quarterly in advance, at the Colonial Treasury; for the current quarter between the 22nd Instant and 5th Proximo, and for the subsequent quarters of the year between the first and last days of the first month in each quarter.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Returns showing the Shipping and Emigration at the Port of Victoria, Hongkong, during the year 1863, 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, 17th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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 1863.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

COUNTRIES WHENCE ARRIVED.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vossels.

Tons.

Crews.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

Great Britain.

72

39,062 1,236|

4

2,213 57

76

41,275 1,298

32

19,022]

451

1,947

36

33

20,969

487 104

58,084 1,687

5

4,160

93 109

Continent of Europe,.

29

...

United States of America,

10

7,313

180

: :

...

7,130

320

29

7,180

3201

29

7,130 320

29

...

62,244 1,780

7,130)

320

10

7,313

180

46

39,685 775

5,205

94

50

44,890

869

56

46,998 955

5,2051

94

60

52,203 1,049

India and Singapore,...

132

120,707 3,100

117

10

133 120,824 3,110

70

44,637 1,6821

620

12

71)

45,257 1,694]

202

165,344|| 4,782|

737

221

204

166,081 4,804

Australia and New Zealand,

21

14,235

339

4,574

98

27

18,809

437

3

2,909

60

2,463

63

5,372

123

24

17,144 399

10

7,037

161

34

24,181

560

South America,

3

...

1,031

36

1,811

36

2,842

72

3

1,031 36

1,811

30

51

2,842

72

Cape of Good Hope,

...

...

Java and other Island in the Indian Archipelago,

3

1,047

39

BI

1,047

39

17

8,170

238

3201 10

18

8,490

248

201

9,217

277

320!

10

21

9,537

287

Phillippine Islands,

22

6,663

336

546

20

23

7,209

356

69

19,616 1,490]

69

19,616 1,490

911

26,279 1,826|

546

20

92

26,825 1,846

Siam,

31

14,733

434

31

14,733 434

183

46,182 2,922|

133

46,132 2,922

164

60,865 3,356|

164

60,865 3,356

Japan,

25

6,938

300

25

6,938 300

18

5,5-10 215

18

5,540

215

43

12,478

515

43

12,478

515

Polynesia,

522

24

522

24

1

Vancouver's Island,

600

16

1

Coast of China and Formosa,

357 190,759 4,860

128

62,096|| 2,277||

600 485 252,855 7,137)

16

3401

3 1,968

13

1

340

13

31

862

37

31

862

37

49

3

1,968

49

4

2,568

65

4

2,568

65

359 133,784 4,668

210

80,469 3,065||

569 214,253 7,733||

716

324,543| 9,528}

338

TOTAL,..

676 402,579 10,864|

140

69,546 2,462

816 472,125 13,326||

783 329,964 12,919)

223

92,835 3,316 1,006 422,799 16,235 1,459 732,543 23,783)

142,565 5,342 1,054 467,108 14,870

363 162,381 5,778 1,822 894,924 29,561

H. G. THOMSETT,

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Harbour Master, &c.

BRITISH.

No. 2.-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels cleared at the Port of Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong to each Colony in the Year 1863.

FOREIGN.

COUNTRIES TO WHICH DEPARTED.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

TOTAL.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

Great Britain,

Continent of Europe,..

United States of America,

India and Singapore,.

Australia and New Zealand,

South America (Callao),

Cape of Good Hope,

West Indies,

42

26,699

670

421

26,699

670

6

1,688

72

6

1,688]

72

48

28,387

742

48

1

470

14

I

470

14

1

470

14

::

1

28,387

470]

742

14

...

10

7,721

184

10

7,721

184

34

25,983|

612

34]

25,983

612

44

33,704

796

44

33,704

796

102

89,708 2,450|

281

20,727

672

130 110,435 3,122

23,9091

5561

45

30,707 812

67

54,616 1,368

124

113,617 3,006||

73

51,434 1,484

197 165,051 4,490

10

7,824

186

10

7,824

186

4,289

100

6

4,289

100

16

12,113

286

16)

12,113

286

1

481

11

11

481

11

458

24

4581

24

3

939

35

3

939

36

...

435

201

435

20

21

435

201

435

20

...

240

12

240

12

1

240

12

240

12

...

Java and other Islands in the Indian Archipelago,

Phillippine Islands,

32

Siam,

Japan,..............

Polynesia,

Vancouver's Island,

Amoor River,...

1,056

2,433

391

83

2201

682

14,340

16,236

30

682

30

17

10,469|

272

17

10,469 272

19

...

11,151 302

19

11,151

302

480

32

14,340

480

23

7,317

280}

101

42,066 1,786|

124

49,383 2,066

23

7,317

280

133

56,406 2,266

156

63,723 2,546

502 431

17,292

541

22

8,234

602

76

29,335 1,876|

981

37,569 2,478|

25

9,290

641

116

45,571 2,378

141

54,861 3,019

164

9

8

2,597

92

9

4,059

106

2

1,462

36

11

5,521 142

16

6,492

189

B

1,626

45

19

8,118

234

260

101

1

260

10

1

260

10

1

2601

10

893 27

2

893 27

893

27

2

893

27

...

1

162

9

Coast of China and Formosa,

417 215,886 6,274|

TOTAL,..

67,099 2,341 594 352,701 9,924 246 119,248 4,034)

143

560 282,985 8,615||

471 189,605 7,1801

153

58,860 1,747

162 624 248,465 8,927||

9

1

162

9

1

162

9

888

405,491 13,454||

296

125,959 4,088

1,184 531,450 17,542

840 471,949 13,958||

601 267,109 9,597

394 172,899 6,529

995 440,008 16,126 1,195

619,810| 19,521|

640 292,147 10,563 1,835| 911,957| 30,084

H. G. THOMSETT, Harbour Master, &c.

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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 1863.

ENTERED.

NATIONALITY OF VESSELS.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels. Tons. Crews.

Vessels. Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tons.

Crews.

British,

676 402,579 10,864

140 69,546

2,462

816472,125

13,326

American,

152 109,593

2,624

59

40,911

1,274

211 150,504

3,898

French,

48

31,397

1,315

2

536

24

50

31,933

1,339

Dutch,

53

20,839

626

12

4,766

208

65

25,605

834

Danish,

96

24,838

1,050

40

11,006

492

136

35,844

1,542

Norwegian,

8

2,795

82

1

480

10

9

3,275

92

Swedish,

18 5,151

195

8

2,906

80

26

8,057

275

Bremen,.

53 16,140

525

16

5,776

158

69 21,916

683

Hamburg,

139 39,231

1,305

54

12,869

628

193

52,100

1,933

Hanoverian,

13

8,795

140

6

1,641

63

19

5,436

203

Belgian,.

3

893

31

1

294

11

4

1,187

42

Oldenburg,

2,147

80

6

1,669

60

14

3,816

140

Lubeck,

662

22

2

662

22

Spanish,.

55

15,536

968

e

2

903

23

57

16,439

991

Portuguese,

2,565

99

2,565

99

Russian,.

1,017

39

Prussian,

23

11,295

506

Chilian,

315

12

Peruvian,

1

1,134

24

421QR

1,835

36

8

2,852

75

1,345

28

12,640

534

299

10

614

22

2,409

46

3

3,543

70

Hawaiian,

Mecklenburg,

1

302

10

1

302

11

604

21

Austrian,

2

1,247

30

1

763

14

3 2,010

44

Siamese,..

95

39,072

3,236

5 2,125

140

100

41,197

3,376

Total,

1,459 732,543 | 23,783

363 162,381

5,778

1,822 894,924 29,561

H. G. THOMSETT, Harbour Master, &c.

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 1863.

CLEARED.

NATIONALITY OF VESSELS.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels. Tons. Crews.

Vessels. Tons. Crews.

Vessels. Tons. Crews.

British, American,

French,

Dutch,

Danish,

Norwegian,

Swedish,

594 352,701

9,924

246 119,248

4,034

840 471,949

13,958

?

98 86,453

1,766

108

76,452

2,034

206162,905

3,800

?

41 26,665

1,218

3.116

100

50 29,781

1,318

33 12,665

420

28

11,063

432

61 23,728

852

93

25,126

1,024

40

10,670

502

133 35,796

1,526

5

1,658

54

4

1,524

46

9 3,182

100

20

5,021

215

10

3,141

106

30 8,162

321

Bremen,.

33

10,104

326

31

9,012

402

64

19,116

728

Hamburg,

Hanoverian,

142

40,286

1,484

62

17.157

798

204

57,443

2,282

14

3,696

134

2,029

84

21

5,725

218

Belgian,

Oldenburg, Lubeck,

Spanish,

?

2

508

20

697

26

4

1,205

46

15

3,736

146

480

20

17

4,216

166

993

32

3

993

32

24

7,397

520

31

8,639

690

55

16,036

1,210

Portuguese,

Russian,.

Prussian,

1

261

14

3,061

82

9

3,322

96

?

2,075

69

237

10

8

2,312

79

8,138

236

5,152

112

16

13,290

348

Chilian,

Peruvian,.

Hawaiian,

1

299

11

299

11

2

598

22

1

895

16

4,280

90

5

5,175

106

1

455

14

1

455

14

Mecklenburg,

Austrian,

Siamese,.

Total,.

1

208

12

1

208

12

1

763

18

2

60

30,700

1,880

1,246 33 13,651

30

3 2,009

48

922

93

44,351

2,802

1,195 619,810 19,521

640 292,147

10,563

1,835 | 911,957

30,084

?

H. G. THOMSETT,

Harbour Master, &c.

No. 5.-TOTAL NUMBER, TONNAGE, AND CREWS OF VESSELS ENTERED AT THE PORT OF VICTORIA IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG IN THE YEAR 1863.

TOTAL.

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BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

NAME OF PORT.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WILH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vls.

Tons. Crews. Vis. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls.

Victoria, Hongkong,.

TOTAL,

676 402,579| 10,864| 140 676 402,579 10,864 140

69,546 2,462| 816 472,125 13,326 69,546 2,462|| 816 472,125 13,326||

783 329,964 12,919||

783 329,964 12,919||

223

223

Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vis. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vis. 92,835 3,316 1,006 422,799 16,235 1,459 732,543 23,783|| 363 162,381 5,778 1,822

Tons.

894,924 29,561

Crews.

92,835 3,316 1,006 422,799 16,235|| 1,459 732,543 23,783 363 162,381 5,778 1,822 894,924 29,561

No. 6.-TOTAL NUMBER, TONNAGE, AND CREWS OF VESSELS CLEARED AT THE PORT OF VICTORIA IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG IN THE YEAR 1863.

WITH CARGOES.

Vls. Tons. Crews.

601 267,109 9,597

601 267,109| 9,597|

FOREIGN.

IN BALLAST.

Vls.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

TOTAL.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews.

640 292,147 10,563 1,835 911,957 30,084

Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. 394 172,899 6,529| 995 440,008 16,126 1,195 619,810 19,521| 394 172,899 6,529 995 440,008 16,126 1,195| 619,810 19,521

640 292,147 10,563 1,835 911,957 30,084

H. G. THOMSETT, Harbour Master, &c.

BRITISH.

NAME OF PORT.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Victoria, Hongkong,.

TOTAL,.

Vls. Crews.

Tons.

594 352,701 9,924

594 352,701 9,924

Vls.

Tons. Crews. Vls.

246 119,248 4,034|

246 119,248 4,034||

Tons. Crews.

840 471,949 13,958|

840 471,949 13,958|

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No. 7.-RETURN of EMIGRANT SHIPS cleared by the Emigration Officer, Hongkong, during the Year ending 31st December, 1863.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

No.

DATE CLEARED.

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

OF WHAT PORT.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHITHER BOUND.

REMARKS.

M.

F.

M.

F.

2

29. Ardville

""

1 January 20 Independence

3 February 2 Lotus

827 New York 424 London

N. Crowell

4

26. Spirit of the Times

5 March

17 Monsoon

6

25 Old Colony

""

7

99

31 Boanerges

"

""

11

99

12

14 Washington

""

13

14

23 Camden

15

27; Shirley

16

29 Buena Vista

8 April

9

10

2: Lota

8 Sarah Newman

10 Heversham

14 Elizabeth Kimball

18 Mary Bradford

660 Boston 1,206 New York 1,084 Boston

893

""

1,237 London

472 Liverpool 900 Yarmouth 490 New Castle 998 Beverley 1,250 Boston

801 Warren, R.I. 525 New York 910 Salem

547 Boston

R. Anderson

E. T. Merrill James Berry J. C. Dunn M. W. Barber A. D. Cobb W. R. Pearse J. S. Grindle J. F. Colburn M. H. Wilson G. W. Mudgett N. Brown

W. R. Williamson John Leckie

Guichen Bay San Francisco

116

150

2301

"

Wrecked onPra- tas' Shoals Pas- sengers brought back.

352

""

399

377

""

""

508

152

343

""

Vancouver's Island

137

San Francisco

380

394

Guichen Bay

232

San Francisco

250

209

26

""

Wm. Ayres

277

""

17 May

1 Ringleader

1,156

Otis White

322

""

??

18

14 Arracan

819

J. A. Hathaway

300

288

20

Wrecked on the South end Formosa.

of

""

""

19

15 Helios

694 Yarmouth

Benjn. Webster

297

""

""

20

16 Viking

21

""

22

""

23

6 Black Prince

13 Ocean Pearl

24

Tune

"

28 Trimountain

30 N. B. Palmer

25 August 4 Queen of England

26 October 28 Golden Gate

1,347 Boston 1,255

""

1,400 New York 1,061 Boston

846

22

1,196 Aberdeen

B. C. Townsend

443

""

A. D. Field

500

30

Wrecked near Simoda Bay (Coast of Japan.)

""

C. P. Low

340

201

Edwin Chase

367

John Crowell

310

""

M. Nolan

114

??

?

448 New York

W. W. Thornhill

69

""

TOTAL TONS,.

23,446

TOTAL PASSENGERS,

7,654

3 150

Q

SUMMARY.

To San Francisco,

"

Australian Colonies,

1

British Columbia,

TOTAL,.

7,169

3

146

348

4

137

7,654

3

150

H. G. THOMSETT,

Emigration Officer, &c.

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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, 1863.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

No.

DATE ARRIVED.

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

COLOURS.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHERE FROM.

REMARKS.

M.

F.

M.

F.

1 Jan.

2

2 Lotus 14 Cyclone

660 American 1,118

3

22

17 Boanerges

30 Monsoon

1,237 British

J. Leckie N. Ingersoll J. C. Dunn

San Francisco

230

370

""

Melbourne

577

A

5

Feb.

17 Cumberland

6

22 Scotland

1,200 American

925 British 1,000 Prussian

E. T. Merrill

San Francisco

422

J. Bell

Sydney

303

B

E. Stannard

San Francisco

158

""

7

98 Washington

1,250 American

J. F. Colburn

63

""

""

""

""

""

22

8 Mar.

9

10

11

15 Shirley

12 April 17

13

14

Ganges

26 Helios

26

Shanse

840 British 910 American 694 1,006

J. Nourse

Melbourne

781

C

N. Brown

San Francisco

43

B. Webster

Melbourne

234

Curwin

""

Singapore

84

Robert Lowe

26 Patino

28

Sze-chuen

15 May

10 Amitie

16

June

2

Daybreak

17

18

19

30 Fortune

20 July

1

Lady Elgin

""

""

23

??

??

21

22

23

24

25

26

""

8 Abyssinian

3

Barbarossa

Johanne & Emilie

Bavaria

24 Lady Ann

?

??

33

34

Oct.

42

41 Nov. 4

10 Sonora

"1

27 | Kim-hong-sin

27

27 Borneo

28

29

Philip 1st.

29 Aug. 2

Derby

30 31 Sept.

31

Spirit of the Times

1

Midnight

32

8

Spirit of the Age

""

14 Shirley

""

18 Ceres

29

35

""

36

28 Donnai

""

37

4 Istamboul

38

7 Boanerges

39

21

Camilo Cavour

""

40

21

N. B. Palmer

Archer

2 Don Quixote

2 Atrevida

20 Henry Miller

1,277 British

900 Spanish 1,006 American 427 British 301

1,400 American

457 British 449 Siamese 750 British

380 Bremen

1,072 British

781 Bremen 996 American 686 British 570 Siamese 582 Dutch 550 Hamburg 1,041 American 1,206 Hamburg 975 American 343 British 910 American 390 Hamburg 433 British 1,684 French 1,310 British 1,237

""

1,334 Peruvian 1,400 American 1,094

Bustillo Kennedy E. Ewert

M. Ross

Johnson

James Wishart Hasshagen

W. Punchard Sewbert Warren

J. Webb J. Jessen

Dickson Koch

C. H. Allen Rickett Brock H. J. Taylor Mullin Lorenzen J. W. Hall Bourdon

W. Congalton

San Francisco

GO

Manila

50

Singapore

50

25

Bangkok

40

San Francisco

93

C. H. Bissett

Sydney

88

D

Bangkok

40

Penang

101

Singapore

113

Sydney

145

E

Batavia

112

Melbourne

356

178

??

Bangkok

50

Singapore

100

40

San Francisco

217

90

""

150

??

Singapore

200

San Francisco

25

Singapore

32

Sydney

28

F

Singapore

57

A. Deucher J. C. Dunn S. Garavagno Steele

Melbourne

220

G

San Francisco

65

71

"J

180

??

""

F. P. Crcesy

Singapore

39

707

Brown

Melbourne

230

H

""

""

43

11 Wandering Jew

1,023

Smart

"

Singapore

120

44

11 Virginia

""

45

22 Black Prince

839 British 1,061 American

L. Lewis

Sydney

160

I

Chase

San Francisco

55

""

46

28 Daring

1,068

19

""

Henry

100

47

Dec. 1 Mona

??

48

49

"

50

10 Pallas

51

23

Norwood

52

""

1 Tanjore

9 Helios

542 British

908 American 694

Bowine

Singapore

100

Martin

San Francisco

364

Pratt

200

""

28 Shawmut

500 Bremen 785 British 1,034 American

Hartman

107

F. Bristow

Sydney

75

Merrill

100

TOTAL TONS,..

|45,942|

TOTAL PASSENGERS,

7,188

VI

:

:

SUMMARY.

From San Francisco,

Australian Colonies,

""

""

Singapore and Penang,

Bangkok,

Batavia,

"" Manila,.

A B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I.

3,063

2,772

1,061

130

112

50

TOTAL,.

7,188

.brought 11,493

Ounces of Gold.

6,754

do.

do.

"}

1,226

do.

do.

""

2,075 do.

do.

??

3,710

do.

do.

736

do.

do.

"

""

3,538

do.

do.

2,606

do.

do.

""

27

3,668

do.

do.

G. H. THOMSETT,

Emigration Officer, &c.

Woosung

Barque

Mercury

Schooner

20

322.83 Burg, Sweden

64.22 Whampoa, China

Tell

Barque

320.80

Iona

Do.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

No. 9.-RETURN of VESSELS REGISTERED in the Port of Hongkong for the Year ending 31st December, 1863.

VESSEL'S NAME.

RIG.

HORSE POWER.

20

REGISTERED TONNAGE.

549.78 New York, U. S.

REMARKS.

Sold to Foreigners.

71

Sent out from England in pieces.

WHERE BUILT.

Apenrade, Denmark

Chusan

Do.

90

434.31

Newcastle, England

Fawn

Brig

139.46 Bangkok, Siam

Roseneath

Do.

227.41

Cochin, East Indies

Union

Barque

Stork, (late II.M.S. Beagle) Schooner

39

40

204.88

Rotherhithe, Surrey

60

164.28

Chatham, Kent

Celestial Breeze

Ship

487.01

Harpswell, U. S.

Fanny

Schooner

148.54

San Francisco, U. S.

Reiver

Do.

400

Storm King

Ship

1,147,81

Prince Albert

Schooner

90

Beaver

Do.

Zephyr

Barque

Cronkbane

Brig

Wild Pigeon

Ship

777.76 Birkenhead, Chester

Chelsea, U. S.

125.25 Govan, Scotland

120.95 Subpore in the Zillah 409.67

New York, U. S.

134.45 Workington, Cumberland 768.55 Portsmouth, U. S.

Sold to a Chinese and registered under Ordinance 4 of 1855.

Mikado

Brig

167.00 Bremen

Niemen

Ship

40

386.67 Nantes, France

Anita

Barque

348.53 Baltimore, U. S.

Lyeemoon

Do.

Nankin

Schooner

Queen of the Seas

Barque

Alicia

Do.

236.09

Hellespont

Do.

80

328.00

425.34 Fairhaven, U. S. 230,09 East Boston, U. S.'

739.16 Wilmington, U. S.

Bedford, U. S. West Ham, Essex

(Sprung a leak and went down off ? Point Bolinao, December 26th, 1863.

Wrecked in Woosung in Dec. 1863.

Music

Brigantin

443.81

Foh Kien

Kaffir Chief

Do. Schooner

750

866.58

Deep River, Connecticut, U. S. New York, U. S. 186.80 London, Middlesex

Total Tons,..

10,906.03

H. G. THOMSETT, Harbour Master, &c.

No. 10. RETURN of NUMBER of VESSEL registered and struck off in the Port of Hongkong for the Years 1855 to 1863 inclusive.

REGISTERED.

STRUCK OFF BY REASON of.

YEAR.

NUMBER.

HORSE POWER

TONS.

No. of Horse Vessels. Power.

Wreck Fire &c.

Sale to Transferred Foreigners. to other Ports.

REMAINING.

Registered Anew.

Tons.

Tons.

Tons.

Tons.

1855 1856

15

500

3,926.70

10

100

130.13

1,057.11

1,199.91

264.58

Tons. 1,274.97

1857

1858

1859

1860

2012

291

1,678.02

10

201

490.43

450.72

370.14

194.98

171.75

8

80

1,985.14

80

510.23

350.17

316.02

144.53

664.19

2,672.00

1,074.49

324.75

1,272.76

9

80

2,407.04

50

153.06

143.77

536.83

1,573.38

260

6,473.83

130

366.83

2,077.43

816.94

3,212.63

1861

32

1,410

11,143.99

130

142.75

547.39

3,255.54

73.00

7,125.31

1862

38 1,555

12,719.36

775

381.36

2,324.12

1,774.91

8,238.97

1863

29 1,570

10,906.03

3

170

558.09

448.08

9,899.86

Grand Total,

174

5,746

53,912.11

64

1,636

3,807.37

7,723.54

8,270.29

677,09

33,433.82

H. G. THOMSETT, Harbour Master, &c.

72

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

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

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1804.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

February 13,

30.10

63

30.06

63

30.00

63

14,

30.00

62

29.92

63

29.91

63

"

15,

29.91

64

29.92

64

29.88

65

""

16,

29.90

65

29.88

65

29.85

66

""

17,

29.93

65

29.92

66

29.94

66

""

18,

29.96

65

29.90

64

29.93

65

77

19.

29.94

63

29.88

63

29.86

63

""

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.

Noox.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

G P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

Min. Max.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn. I

1.

Dirn.

F. Dirn.

F.

6A.M. 3P.M.

1864.

Feb.

13 28.35 28.25 28.35 28.26 28.26 53.00 57.00 55.30 57.00 55.00 54.30 53.00 58.00 ELS

}"

1

14 28.25 28.23 28.22 28.20.28.20 53.00 56.30 55.30 57.00 54.30 54.00 53.00:57.00 E

15 28.22 28.25 28.20|28.18|28.18 53.00j59.00 57.30 51.00 55.80 54.30 53.00,60.00 EbS

16 23.25 28.22 28.22 28.22 28.22 61.00 61.00 62.00 60.30 59.30 64.30 52.00 64.00 E

17 28.24 28.26 28.26 28.25 28.24 54.00 65.00 64.00 53.00 64.00.64.00 73.00 66.00 SE

4 E

6 E

3 E

1

Fresh fog; from 2 P.M. fine.

7 E

Dense fog; from 9 A.M. passing fog.

!

4 E

3 EbN

3

Passing fog; from 9 A.M. fine.

!

2 SEBE

3 EbS

2

Fine; from 10 A.M. passing fog.

?

{

2 SSE

SSE

6 A.M. fog and rain, 6 P.M. fine.

??

?

!

18 28.20 28.21 28.20 28.18 28.18 54.00 54.20′54.00'55.00 53.10 53.25 75.00 65.00 ELN

1928.22 28.22 28.18 28.17 28.18 54.25 55.01′55.00 55.00 55.01 50.09 75.00 67.00 EbS

?

6 ENE

4 EbS

6 EbN

6

6 A.M. fog, 6 P.M. fine.

4 ESE

4

6 A.M. passing fog, 6 P.M. fine.

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1

1

!

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Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Chaves, M.

1

Globe Parcel Co.)

Anderson, J. }

1

Clarke, F.

1

1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 19th February, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Satton, D.

Lets. Paps.

1

Agents for the

Let ers. Papers. Kemp Mr. { Kretschmann, 1

Pickering, C.W. 2 Pimm, J.

3

3

Whampoa f

Carter,

1

1

Gavilla, A. R. 1

Pagson, G. M. E. 2

Ahlmann, L.P. 1

Clery, II. G.

1

Gibson, J. Capt. 1

Lord, J.

1

Poons, A.

1

Anstrucher, H. 1

Shepherd, Capt. 1 Spooner, E. H. 1 Siggery, T.

1

Gibbs, E.

1

Dorman, D.

Lamprey, Dr.

1

Porter, T.

1

Slackles, T. J. 1

1

Greig, Mrs.

1

Pereira,

Stafford, W.

1

Bowman, C.

1

Destrongnoy

1

Meroe, G.

Palmer, J.

Baptista, A.

1

Devarr, S. P.

Swain, G.

1

Hall, Mr.

Beyan, W. J. 1

Meyers, J.

1

Perey, L.

1

Dowers, M.

Stubbs, J.

1

Herbert, W.

1

Baning, G. W. 1

Murphy, G.

1

Patmore, J. H. 1

Dahlberg,

Southey, A. J. 1

1

Herman, M.

1

Bateman, J.

Maury, T.

1

Pautten, H.

1

1

Dieckmann, H. 1

Sinclair, D.

1

Hart & Co., J. 1

Milne, J.

1

Brown,

7

3

Dickson, H.

1

1

Ilay, Capt.

2

Miller, II.

1

Rodrigues, A. P. 1

Thomas, L.

6

Baker,

1

Halse, R.

1

Marshall, J.

1

Rocha, Sor. D.}

Baker, C. F.

Fernandes, A. P. 2

Hook, T.

2

McGurn, W.

1r.

Tayloy, Revd. 1

J., Manila J

Baldamaria, F. 1

Titens, Capt.

1

Fenton, J. J.

1

Howell, H.

1

Mayo, C.

1

Rozzell, W.

Tucker, S. A. 1

Bastone, E.

1

Forbes, F.

1

Hamilton, J. W. 1

McNeil, J.

1

Baxter, Miss 3

Remedios, C. Snra.1

Flude, F.

1

Holmes, G.

1

20

Mason, N.

1

Robinson, Capt. 3

Williams,

1

Frickle & Co.

1

Higgins, H.

1

Clare, W.

Meredith, J.

1

Renaud,

1

Walker, J

1

1

Ferdinand

2

Harvey, J. H.

1

Reddell, W.

1

Connelly, C.

1

Fergusson, R.

Wilson,

3

1.

Hale, B.

1

Child, J.

Cumming,

1

Coath, W.

1

125

Farnam, G. B. 1

Harper, Dr.

Nielsen, C. P. 1 Napier, J.

Ramsdell, O.

1

Wilkins, Mr.

1

Harris, W. A. 1

Costa, F. D. Champs C.

1

2

Graves Gibbons, F. Gerhold, C. 2

1

Otto,

1

1

Jordan, E. Jump, G.

1

1

Sanders, J. O. 1

Youngman, E. 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 19th February, 1864.

Robinson, James 1

Smith Souza

Wolff,

1

Whiston, G.

2

Phillips, J.

2

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anne Bowen 2

Conflict

2

Avalanche

2

Champion

1

Emma Empress

1

Khusrovie Kung Man

1

Oasis

Letters. Papers.

2

Lets. Paps.

1

Olympia

1

Avenir

2

Creton

1

Aunt Lessy

2

1

Catharine

2

Elizabeth Dawson 2 East Indian

Oriental

2

Sooloo Sardinia Surat

5

1

1

Luna

Onward

Silome

1

1

Anglo Saxon

1

Cezar

1

Alpaca

1

Canton

1

Feroze Shah

1

Lucky Star Laure

Orne

5

Spy

1

Obey

1

Sebastapol

17

Akindo

1

Canaan

5

Fanny Fern

1

Osaca

1

Sea Witch

7

Anita Amoy

1

Continent

1

Shaw Mut

1

6

1

Chandernagore 4

2

Granville

Maria L. Antonietta 3

1

Pambert

1

August

1

Caduceus

2

Achilles

5 3

Dictator

1

Glaucester 3 Glendoveer Gazelle

Maggie Atkinson 4

Spirit of the Age 1

1

1

Princess of Wales 2

Mary Warren

1

Princes Royal 1

Typhoon

2

1

Benefactor 1

Dorcas Prince 1

Brilliant

1

1

Day Break

1

Henrietta

Bucton Castle 1

Diana

8

Burlington

4

1

Dolphin

1

Hadassah Hydaspes

Bristow

1

D. Sex

2

      Bonauza Bloomer

1

Dirigo

1

1

Denmark

10

Contest Castle Competitor Calcutta

$ 30 II

Daring Demerara

1

Elphine

1

Edward Percy 1

Independence Isaac Jeans

Jacatra Johanna John Bibby Josephine

23 N

~

Merchantman

Melbrek

Mercury Mencius

6

Penguin

2

Thalaba

25

3

3

Portland

2

2

Pruth

1

Unrivelled

1

1

Maria Barlett 2

1

Mary Frazier Music Mary

Queen of England 1

Virginia

1

1

Queen Bee

2

1

Willey

2

1

Renown

3

1

Madalia

Wandering Jew 1

1

Rifleman

1

W. Continent

COLO --

Monsoon

1

Race Horse

1

Winchester

1

1

5

Royal Alfred

1

1

1

New York Normen

2

1

1

Sorie

1

72

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

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

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1804.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

February 13,

30.10

63

30.06

63

30.00

63

14,

30.00

62

29.92

63

29.91

63

"

15,

29.91

64

29.92

64

29.88

65

""

16,

29.90

65

29.88

65

29.85

66

""

17,

29.93

65

29.92

66

29.94

66

""

18,

29.96

65

29.90

64

29.93

65

77

19.

29.94

63

29.88

63

29.86

63

""

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.

Noox.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

G P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

Min. Max.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn. I

1.

Dirn.

F. Dirn.

F.

6A.M. 3P.M.

1864.

Feb.

13 28.35 28.25 28.35 28.26 28.26 53.00 57.00 55.30 57.00 55.00 54.30 53.00 58.00 ELS

}"

1

14 28.25 28.23 28.22 28.20.28.20 53.00 56.30 55.30 57.00 54.30 54.00 53.00:57.00 E

15 28.22 28.25 28.20|28.18|28.18 53.00j59.00 57.30 51.00 55.80 54.30 53.00,60.00 EbS

16 23.25 28.22 28.22 28.22 28.22 61.00 61.00 62.00 60.30 59.30 64.30 52.00 64.00 E

17 28.24 28.26 28.26 28.25 28.24 54.00 65.00 64.00 53.00 64.00.64.00 73.00 66.00 SE

4 E

6 E

3 E

1

Fresh fog; from 2 P.M. fine.

7 E

Dense fog; from 9 A.M. passing fog.

!

4 E

3 EbN

3

Passing fog; from 9 A.M. fine.

!

2 SEBE

3 EbS

2

Fine; from 10 A.M. passing fog.

?

{

2 SSE

SSE

6 A.M. fog and rain, 6 P.M. fine.

??

?

!

18 28.20 28.21 28.20 28.18 28.18 54.00 54.20′54.00'55.00 53.10 53.25 75.00 65.00 ELN

1928.22 28.22 28.18 28.17 28.18 54.25 55.01′55.00 55.00 55.01 50.09 75.00 67.00 EbS

?

6 ENE

4 EbS

6 EbN

6

6 A.M. fog, 6 P.M. fine.

4 ESE

4

6 A.M. passing fog, 6 P.M. fine.

"7

1

1

!

Almy, C. E.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Chaves, M.

1

Globe Parcel Co.)

Anderson, J. }

1

Clarke, F.

1

1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 19th February, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Satton, D.

Lets. Paps.

1

Agents for the

Let ers. Papers. Kemp Mr. { Kretschmann, 1

Pickering, C.W. 2 Pimm, J.

3

3

Whampoa f

Carter,

1

1

Gavilla, A. R. 1

Pagson, G. M. E. 2

Ahlmann, L.P. 1

Clery, II. G.

1

Gibson, J. Capt. 1

Lord, J.

1

Poons, A.

1

Anstrucher, H. 1

Shepherd, Capt. 1 Spooner, E. H. 1 Siggery, T.

1

Gibbs, E.

1

Dorman, D.

Lamprey, Dr.

1

Porter, T.

1

Slackles, T. J. 1

1

Greig, Mrs.

1

Pereira,

Stafford, W.

1

Bowman, C.

1

Destrongnoy

1

Meroe, G.

Palmer, J.

Baptista, A.

1

Devarr, S. P.

Swain, G.

1

Hall, Mr.

Beyan, W. J. 1

Meyers, J.

1

Perey, L.

1

Dowers, M.

Stubbs, J.

1

Herbert, W.

1

Baning, G. W. 1

Murphy, G.

1

Patmore, J. H. 1

Dahlberg,

Southey, A. J. 1

1

Herman, M.

1

Bateman, J.

Maury, T.

1

Pautten, H.

1

1

Dieckmann, H. 1

Sinclair, D.

1

Hart & Co., J. 1

Milne, J.

1

Brown,

7

3

Dickson, H.

1

1

Ilay, Capt.

2

Miller, II.

1

Rodrigues, A. P. 1

Thomas, L.

6

Baker,

1

Halse, R.

1

Marshall, J.

1

Rocha, Sor. D.}

Baker, C. F.

Fernandes, A. P. 2

Hook, T.

2

McGurn, W.

1r.

Tayloy, Revd. 1

J., Manila J

Baldamaria, F. 1

Titens, Capt.

1

Fenton, J. J.

1

Howell, H.

1

Mayo, C.

1

Rozzell, W.

Tucker, S. A. 1

Bastone, E.

1

Forbes, F.

1

Hamilton, J. W. 1

McNeil, J.

1

Baxter, Miss 3

Remedios, C. Snra.1

Flude, F.

1

Holmes, G.

1

20

Mason, N.

1

Robinson, Capt. 3

Williams,

1

Frickle & Co.

1

Higgins, H.

1

Clare, W.

Meredith, J.

1

Renaud,

1

Walker, J

1

1

Ferdinand

2

Harvey, J. H.

1

Reddell, W.

1

Connelly, C.

1

Fergusson, R.

Wilson,

3

1.

Hale, B.

1

Child, J.

Cumming,

1

Coath, W.

1

125

Farnam, G. B. 1

Harper, Dr.

Nielsen, C. P. 1 Napier, J.

Ramsdell, O.

1

Wilkins, Mr.

1

Harris, W. A. 1

Costa, F. D. Champs C.

1

2

Graves Gibbons, F. Gerhold, C. 2

1

Otto,

1

1

Jordan, E. Jump, G.

1

1

Sanders, J. O. 1

Youngman, E. 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 19th February, 1864.

Robinson, James 1

Smith Souza

Wolff,

1

Whiston, G.

2

Phillips, J.

2

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anne Bowen 2

Conflict

2

Avalanche

2

Champion

1

Emma Empress

1

Khusrovie Kung Man

1

Oasis

Letters. Papers.

2

Lets. Paps.

1

Olympia

1

Avenir

2

Creton

1

Aunt Lessy

2

1

Catharine

2

Elizabeth Dawson 2 East Indian

Oriental

2

Sooloo Sardinia Surat

5

1

1

Luna

Onward

Silome

1

1

Anglo Saxon

1

Cezar

1

Alpaca

1

Canton

1

Feroze Shah

1

Lucky Star Laure

Orne

5

Spy

1

Obey

1

Sebastapol

17

Akindo

1

Canaan

5

Fanny Fern

1

Osaca

1

Sea Witch

7

Anita Amoy

1

Continent

1

Shaw Mut

1

6

1

Chandernagore 4

2

Granville

Maria L. Antonietta 3

1

Pambert

1

August

1

Caduceus

2

Achilles

5 3

Dictator

1

Glaucester 3 Glendoveer Gazelle

Maggie Atkinson 4

Spirit of the Age 1

1

1

Princess of Wales 2

Mary Warren

1

Princes Royal 1

Typhoon

2

1

Benefactor 1

Dorcas Prince 1

Brilliant

1

1

Day Break

1

Henrietta

Bucton Castle 1

Diana

8

Burlington

4

1

Dolphin

1

Hadassah Hydaspes

Bristow

1

D. Sex

2

      Bonauza Bloomer

1

Dirigo

1

1

Denmark

10

Contest Castle Competitor Calcutta

$ 30 II

Daring Demerara

1

Elphine

1

Edward Percy 1

Independence Isaac Jeans

Jacatra Johanna John Bibby Josephine

23 N

~

Merchantman

Melbrek

Mercury Mencius

6

Penguin

2

Thalaba

25

3

3

Portland

2

2

Pruth

1

Unrivelled

1

1

Maria Barlett 2

1

Mary Frazier Music Mary

Queen of England 1

Virginia

1

1

Queen Bee

2

1

Willey

2

1

Renown

3

1

Madalia

Wandering Jew 1

1

Rifleman

1

W. Continent

COLO --

Monsoon

1

Race Horse

1

Winchester

1

1

5

Royal Alfred

1

1

1

New York Normen

2

1

1

Sorie

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 19th February, 1864.

73

Algerine

Letters. Papers.

1

Cormorant Centaur

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Janus

Osprey

1

Ringdove

1

Tartar

Lets. Paps.

4

2

Brisk Bustard

1

Leven

P. Charlotte

7

Severn

1

1

Flamer

6

Clown

1 1 Havoc

2

Manila

Rifleman Rattler

22

1

Slaney Scylla

Swallow

1212

Valorous Vigilant

2 1

2

Weazel

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 19th February, 1864.

Cookesly, Major

Dennis Gannon

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

1

Lawson, Lieut. 59th Regt.

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

Pivate Marthin Bergin

Ridgway, Lieut., 94th Regt. 1

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

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

"EMEU," Captain EASTLAY, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Tuesday, the 1st March, 1864, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 28th February, SPECIE until Noon on the 29th February; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 28th.

  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 Condition 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, 18th February, 1864.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN Wise in the firm of FARBRIDGE, HOL- LIDAY & Co., Manchester, and in our houses in China, ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC.

EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

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

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

ON Friday, the 26th of February, 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 :

Taylor, Captain

Walker E. R.

NOTICE.

Lets. Paps.

1

R. FRANCIS PARRY and MR. THOMAS

from this date.

BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

NOTICE. THE interest and responsibility in our firm of

the 31st December, 1862.

The partners now are: Robert Smith, Thos. David Neave, Robert Richard Westall, Robert Brand, and Randal Humpston Chambers.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. China, 21st November, 1863.

At Messina, with the Company's Semi-weekly TH

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

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.

NOTICE.

THE business of the undersigned will from

through Marseilles for the principal places of T and after this date be carried on under the

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 4 P.M., on the 23rd of February; Specie and Parcels until 5 o'clock P.M. on 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. C. BERTRAND, Agent.

Hongkong, 9th February, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

Style of REYNOLDS & Co., and Mr. J. A. DOS REMEDIOS is duly authorized to sign the same per procuration.

THOS. J. REYNOLDS.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1863.

TIME TABLE OF INDIA, CHINA AND MAURITIUS MAIL SERVICES, for the year 1864,

neatly printed on card board and for sale at this office at $1 each.

Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

PART

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.

Oswald's Terrace,

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

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

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 19th February, 1864.

73

Algerine

Letters. Papers.

1

Cormorant Centaur

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Janus

Osprey

1

Ringdove

1

Tartar

Lets. Paps.

4

2

Brisk Bustard

1

Leven

P. Charlotte

7

Severn

1

1

Flamer

6

Clown

1 1 Havoc

2

Manila

Rifleman Rattler

22

1

Slaney Scylla

Swallow

1212

Valorous Vigilant

2 1

2

Weazel

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 19th February, 1864.

Cookesly, Major

Dennis Gannon

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

1

Lawson, Lieut. 59th Regt.

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

Pivate Marthin Bergin

Ridgway, Lieut., 94th Regt. 1

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

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

"EMEU," Captain EASTLAY, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Tuesday, the 1st March, 1864, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 28th February, SPECIE until Noon on the 29th February; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 28th.

  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 Condition 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, 18th February, 1864.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN Wise in the firm of FARBRIDGE, HOL- LIDAY & Co., Manchester, and in our houses in China, ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC.

EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

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

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

ON Friday, the 26th of February, 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 :

Taylor, Captain

Walker E. R.

NOTICE.

Lets. Paps.

1

R. FRANCIS PARRY and MR. THOMAS

from this date.

BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

NOTICE. THE interest and responsibility in our firm of

the 31st December, 1862.

The partners now are: Robert Smith, Thos. David Neave, Robert Richard Westall, Robert Brand, and Randal Humpston Chambers.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. China, 21st November, 1863.

At Messina, with the Company's Semi-weekly TH

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

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.

NOTICE.

THE business of the undersigned will from

through Marseilles for the principal places of T and after this date be carried on under the

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 4 P.M., on the 23rd of February; Specie and Parcels until 5 o'clock P.M. on 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. C. BERTRAND, Agent.

Hongkong, 9th February, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

Style of REYNOLDS & Co., and Mr. J. A. DOS REMEDIOS is duly authorized to sign the same per procuration.

THOS. J. REYNOLDS.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1863.

TIME TABLE OF INDIA, CHINA AND MAURITIUS MAIL SERVICES, for the year 1864,

neatly printed on card board and for sale at this office at $1 each.

Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

PART

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.

Oswald's Terrace,

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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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 9.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

VOL. X.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 39.

Her Royal Highness The PRINCESS OF WALES having been safely delivered of a Prince on the Evening of 8th January last, a Royal Salute of 21 Guns will be fired on Monday next, at Noon, in celebration of the auspicious Event.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 2 of 1864.

SATURDAY, 16TH JANUARY, 1864.

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 4th Instant, were read and approved.

The "Currency Bill" was read a second time, and committed.

Section 1 amended and agreed to.

Preamble amended and agreed to.

Title amended and agreed to.

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 provide for conversion of British Currency in all payments by or to the Government."

Question put and carried,—the Ordinance being numbered “No. 1 of 1864.”

The Bill "to prevent the defacing of the Current Coin of the Colony" was withdrawn.

The Council adjourned.

Read and approved, this 26th Day of February, 1864..

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON,

Governor.

76

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

1

Title.

Empowering the

a Mint.

Master to be em-

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 2 of 1864.

By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, 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.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON.

An Ordinance for establishing a Mint in the Colony of Hongkong.

[26th February, 1864.]

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

I. That a Mint be established in Hongkong on such site as the Governor or Officer Governor to establish administering the Government of the Colony may approve; that a Chief Officer To appoint a Master. thereof shall be appointed under the title of Master, who shall be empowered to powered to coin Silver Coin Silver Coin of such weight and fineness and of such designs as may from time to time be approved by Her Majesty, from Dies to be furnished by the Master of the Royal Mint under such Regulations as may be prescribed by the Lords Commis- sioners of Her Majesty's Treasury.

Coin.

Regulations for recep-

Bullion, &c.

Governor to frame II. That it may be lawful for the Governor or Officer administering the Govern- tion at Mint of Silver ment of the Colony, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, to frame Regulations under which the Mint shall receive Silver Bullion and coin the same; and to authorize the retention (without reference to any charge which may be imposed for the expense of refining such Bullion) of such proportion thereof, or of the Coin struck therefrom, by way of a Mint charge or seignorage, as shall be sufficient to defray the expenses attending the coinage; and to alter or amend such Regulations from time to time as may be found

Empowering Master

necessary.

III. That the Master be empowered subject to the approval of the Governor or to enter into contracts, Officer administering the Government of the Colony, to enter into such Contracts and to establish such Regulations for the orderly and convenient performance of the duties of the Mint as may be found necessary.

subject to Governor's approval.

Appointing four other principal Officers.

Superintendent of

Bullion Office.

Assayer.

Superintendent of Coining Department and Machinery.

IV. That four other principal Officers of the Mint shall be appointed.

1st. The Superintendent of the Bullion Office, who shall be responsible to the Master for the receipt of Bullion and the delivery of coin by the Mint; the safe custody of the same while in charge of his department; the faithful conduct and accurate record of all transactions with the public, and with the assaying, melting and coining departments of the Mint, including the Store, Cash, Bul- lion, and other account; for the proper registering and safe custody of docu- ments; and for the faithful and zealous discharge of any other duties which the Master may direct him to perform.

2nd. The Assayer who will be responsible to the Master for the correct assay of all Bullion brought to the Mint to be assayed or coined; for the correct assay of the bars cast for rolling and of the coin struck at the Mint; for the records thereof being kept with care and precision; and for the faithful and zealous discharge of any other duties which the Master may direct him to perform. 3rd. The Superintendent of the Coining Department and Machinery, who will be responsible to the Master for the Bullion delivered into his charge by the Su- perintendent of the Bullion Office; for its conversion into Coin of the legal weight, properly stamped with the authorized dies; for the safe custody and legitimate use of the dies; for the operations of his department being properly and economically conducted; for the records thereof being kept with care and precision; and for the faithful and zealous discharge of any other duties which the Master or his representative may direct him to perform.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1864. 77

4th. The Superintendent of the Melting Department, who will be responsible to

Superintendent of

the Master for the skilful and economical direction of the operations of melting Melting Department. and refining; for the records thereof being kept with care and precision; and for the faithful and zealous discharge of any other duties which the Master or his representative may direct him to perform.

V. That all such other Officers and Servants of the Mint as may be necessary Governor to appoint shall be appointed from time to time by the Governor or Officer Administering the such other Officers as Government, subject to the approval and confirmation of the Secretary of State for the may be necessary.

Colonies.

VI. That the Master shall faithfully and without unnecessary delay after the The Master to make expiration of each Quarter prepare and forward to the Governor the following Returns: quarterly Returns.

(1.) Weight of Silver Bullion received from the public by the Bullion Office; (2.) Weight melted previous to assay;

(3.) Weight assayed and valued, and value thereof;

(4.) Weight refined;

(5.) Weight and value of uncoined Bullion re-issued, and amount charged for

inelting, assaying, and refining;

(6.) Weight of each description of Coin produced;

(7.) Weight of each description of Coin delivered to the public, and the amount,

if any, charged for coining;

(8.) Copy of the reports of the assay of Coin;

(9.) Number and description of dies received or completed during the quarter, of

dies worn out, of dies effectually defaced, and of serviceable dies in hand. (10.) A return, shewing the waste during the quarter, distinguishing the waste

arising in melting, in refining, in coining, and in assaying.

  And he shall forward any other returns which the Governor or Officer administering And any other Re- the Government of the Colony may require.

turns required by the Governor.

be taken at uncertain

VII. That with a view to ensure the careful observance of the Standard in the Specimen pieces to Coin the Governor or Officer administering the Government of the Colony shall cause times in ench Quarter, to be taken at uncertain times during each quarter from amongst the Coins issued at and forwarded to Mas- the Mint to the public without preference in the selection, specimen pieces, and that ter of the Royal Mint such specimens shall be forwarded from time to time to the Master of the Royal Mint tion. in London for such examination as the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury may direct.

in London for examina

to be held of the Bul-

    VIII. That the Governor or Officer administering the Government of the Colony Quarterly Survey shall direct a Board of Government Officers not less than three in number, to assemble lion and Coin in the at the Mint at the expiration of each quarter for the inspection of the store of Bullion Mint. and Coin in the Mint, and report on the same to him, stating the exact amounts of the balance of each description verified by them.

IX. That the Salaries specified as under shall be added to the Civil List:

The Master of the Mint,

The Superintendent of the Bullion Office,

The Assayer,

The Superintendent of the Coining Department, The Superintendent of the Melting Department,

Per Annum.

$6,720.

$3,840.

$3,840.

$3,840.

$3,840.

Salaries to be added

to Civil List.

Salaries of other

X. That such other Officers and Servants of the Mint as may be appointed shall officers to be fixed be paid such Salaries as may be fixed by the Governor or Officer administering the by the Governor and Government of the Colony, with the approval of the Secretary of State, and that such placed on the annual

Salaries shall be borne on the Annual Estimates.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 26th Day of February, 1864.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

estimates.

Clerk of Councils.

No. 37.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON.

PROCLAMATION.

    By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, Governor and Commander- in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1864. 77

4th. The Superintendent of the Melting Department, who will be responsible to

Superintendent of

the Master for the skilful and economical direction of the operations of melting Melting Department. and refining; for the records thereof being kept with care and precision; and for the faithful and zealous discharge of any other duties which the Master or his representative may direct him to perform.

V. That all such other Officers and Servants of the Mint as may be necessary Governor to appoint shall be appointed from time to time by the Governor or Officer Administering the such other Officers as Government, subject to the approval and confirmation of the Secretary of State for the may be necessary.

Colonies.

VI. That the Master shall faithfully and without unnecessary delay after the The Master to make expiration of each Quarter prepare and forward to the Governor the following Returns: quarterly Returns.

(1.) Weight of Silver Bullion received from the public by the Bullion Office; (2.) Weight melted previous to assay;

(3.) Weight assayed and valued, and value thereof;

(4.) Weight refined;

(5.) Weight and value of uncoined Bullion re-issued, and amount charged for

inelting, assaying, and refining;

(6.) Weight of each description of Coin produced;

(7.) Weight of each description of Coin delivered to the public, and the amount,

if any, charged for coining;

(8.) Copy of the reports of the assay of Coin;

(9.) Number and description of dies received or completed during the quarter, of

dies worn out, of dies effectually defaced, and of serviceable dies in hand. (10.) A return, shewing the waste during the quarter, distinguishing the waste

arising in melting, in refining, in coining, and in assaying.

  And he shall forward any other returns which the Governor or Officer administering And any other Re- the Government of the Colony may require.

turns required by the Governor.

be taken at uncertain

VII. That with a view to ensure the careful observance of the Standard in the Specimen pieces to Coin the Governor or Officer administering the Government of the Colony shall cause times in ench Quarter, to be taken at uncertain times during each quarter from amongst the Coins issued at and forwarded to Mas- the Mint to the public without preference in the selection, specimen pieces, and that ter of the Royal Mint such specimens shall be forwarded from time to time to the Master of the Royal Mint tion. in London for such examination as the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury may direct.

in London for examina

to be held of the Bul-

    VIII. That the Governor or Officer administering the Government of the Colony Quarterly Survey shall direct a Board of Government Officers not less than three in number, to assemble lion and Coin in the at the Mint at the expiration of each quarter for the inspection of the store of Bullion Mint. and Coin in the Mint, and report on the same to him, stating the exact amounts of the balance of each description verified by them.

IX. That the Salaries specified as under shall be added to the Civil List:

The Master of the Mint,

The Superintendent of the Bullion Office,

The Assayer,

The Superintendent of the Coining Department, The Superintendent of the Melting Department,

Per Annum.

$6,720.

$3,840.

$3,840.

$3,840.

$3,840.

Salaries to be added

to Civil List.

Salaries of other

X. That such other Officers and Servants of the Mint as may be appointed shall officers to be fixed be paid such Salaries as may be fixed by the Governor or Officer administering the by the Governor and Government of the Colony, with the approval of the Secretary of State, and that such placed on the annual

Salaries shall be borne on the Annual Estimates.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 26th Day of February, 1864.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

estimates.

Clerk of Councils.

No. 37.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON.

PROCLAMATION.

    By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, Governor and Commander- in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

78 THE HONGKong governMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

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 Harbor 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 on the 28th day of February, 1863, a Proclamation under the said Ordinance was issued prohibiting the Export of Arms and Military Stores from this Port for the period of one year from that date, and whereas it is expedient that such prohibition be continued for a further period:

Now, therefore, I, SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON do under the Ordinance above cited, by and with the advice of the Executive Council of this Colony, hereby for a further period of twelve months from the 28th day of February current, and for such further period as shall from time to time be specified in any Proclamation to be hereafter issued, prohibit either to export 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 27th Day of February, 1864.

No. 38.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

The subjoined letter from Captain NOLLOTH, Senior Naval Officer, on the subject of Piracy in the neighbouring Waters, is published for general information; and attention is again drawn to Government Notification No. 44 of 8th April, 1863, in which Rewards are offered for such information as shall lead to the apprehension of the Europeans and Americans associating with Pirates.

Those offers are hereby renewed.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1864.

SIR,-I have the honor to forward for your information-

1. Extract from a letter recently received from the British Consul at Amoy ;-

H. M S. Princess Charlotte, HONGKONG, 26th February, 1864.

"I have to add in conclusion that the increasing fearlessness of the pirates in this neighbourhood in not caring to avoid foreign Merchant Vessels as they formerly did (together with other circumstances that have come to my knowledge) lead me to believe that they must have some Europeans among them. If my belief is well founded, there can be no doubt that ere long they will not only not avoid foreign Vessels but will seek opportunities of attacking the more defenceless of them."

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2. Extract from a letter addressed by the Master of the British Merchant Vessel Whampoa to the Consul at Amoy ;-

    Being forced to seek shelter on my voyage to Formosa I put into Leo-loo Bay and was informed by my Supercargo that four Cantonese boats lying there were piratical, and that we should certainly be attacked in the night if we remained. I therefore put to sea though blowing a gale of wind.

"In one of the boats Europeans were observed."

-I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient Servant,

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR, &c., &c., &c.,

Hongkong.

M. S. NOLLOTH, Captain and Senior Officer.

78 THE HONGKong governMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

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 Harbor 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 on the 28th day of February, 1863, a Proclamation under the said Ordinance was issued prohibiting the Export of Arms and Military Stores from this Port for the period of one year from that date, and whereas it is expedient that such prohibition be continued for a further period:

Now, therefore, I, SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON do under the Ordinance above cited, by and with the advice of the Executive Council of this Colony, hereby for a further period of twelve months from the 28th day of February current, and for such further period as shall from time to time be specified in any Proclamation to be hereafter issued, prohibit either to export 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 27th Day of February, 1864.

No. 38.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

The subjoined letter from Captain NOLLOTH, Senior Naval Officer, on the subject of Piracy in the neighbouring Waters, is published for general information; and attention is again drawn to Government Notification No. 44 of 8th April, 1863, in which Rewards are offered for such information as shall lead to the apprehension of the Europeans and Americans associating with Pirates.

Those offers are hereby renewed.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1864.

SIR,-I have the honor to forward for your information-

1. Extract from a letter recently received from the British Consul at Amoy ;-

H. M S. Princess Charlotte, HONGKONG, 26th February, 1864.

"I have to add in conclusion that the increasing fearlessness of the pirates in this neighbourhood in not caring to avoid foreign Merchant Vessels as they formerly did (together with other circumstances that have come to my knowledge) lead me to believe that they must have some Europeans among them. If my belief is well founded, there can be no doubt that ere long they will not only not avoid foreign Vessels but will seek opportunities of attacking the more defenceless of them."

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2. Extract from a letter addressed by the Master of the British Merchant Vessel Whampoa to the Consul at Amoy ;-

    Being forced to seek shelter on my voyage to Formosa I put into Leo-loo Bay and was informed by my Supercargo that four Cantonese boats lying there were piratical, and that we should certainly be attacked in the night if we remained. I therefore put to sea though blowing a gale of wind.

"In one of the boats Europeans were observed."

-I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient Servant,

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR, &c., &c., &c.,

Hongkong.

M. S. NOLLOTH, Captain and Senior Officer.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

79

The subjoined List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1864, as revised and amended by His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council, is published for general

information.

By Order,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 26th February, 1864.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

JURY LIST FOR 1864.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

A

?

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

Abbott, A. B.

Abbott, J.

Adamson, William Addyman, R.

Agabeg, Avietick Lazar Agabeg, Mackertich Algar, T.

Allen, W.

Anderson, Graham

Andruss, Theodore F. Armstrong, George Armstrong, John Martin Arnhold, Jacob Arnould, Henry

Arthur, Edward

Ashton, R. P. Atkin, A.

Atkinson, James

  Aylmore, George Bushby Azevedo, F. H.

B

Bain, W. J. Baker, S. W.

Assistant, Turner & Co. Assistant, Mr. Peacock's Merchant, Borneo Company Assistant, Mr. Peacock's Merchant, Wellington Street

Do.,

do.

Clerk, Blackhead & Co. Clerk, Mr. Hook's Broker, Albert Road

Hotelkeeper, Wellington Street Clerk, Johnson & Co. Storekeeper, Hunt & Co. Merchant, Oxford & Co.

Supertg. Purser, P. & O. S. N. Co. Assistant, Mercantile Bank Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.] Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Company Storekeeper, Lamert, Atkinson Steward, Hongkong Club Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Johnson & Co.

Millinery Store, Victoria

Baldwin, John Charles

Merchant, McGregor & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Barbon, E. D.

Barretto, Jo?o Antonio Barnes, J. P. Barton, Zephaniahs Bauermeister, A. Beart, Edward Beattie, Robert Beckwith, J. H. Belilios, E. R. Bertrand, C.

Beyer, L.

Bergen, von E. W. Bidau,

Bixby, George

Blackhead, F. J. B.

Blakeway, George Blakesley, J.

Boger, Henry

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Holliday, Wise & Co. Opium Inspector, Dent & Co.

Assistant, Oxford & Co.

Innkeeper, Queen's Road

Clerk, Hongkong Dispensary

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace

Case, Arthur R. Case, A. M.

Special Juror. Chambers, A. F.

Chater, M. Cheverton, J. H. Clark, Richard Clapp, E. E. Claussen, C. H.

Special Juror. Cohen, C. C.

Cohen, Henry Colla?o, L.

Cook, John Henry

Special Juror. Cook, William

Special Juror.

Cormack, J.

Costeker, J.

Cousens, G. G. Coutts, Alexander Cowasjee, Nesserwanjee Cox, J. H. Cox, John S. Coxon, Atwell Cromwell, John J. Cruikshank, Cunningham, W. R. Currie, W. C.

D

Dadabhoy, Eduljee

Da Costa, Joze Phillipe Dagleish, Walter H. Dalgleish, William H. Dalzeil, W. R. Danenberg, Carlos

Superintendent, Messag. Imperiales Special Juror. Dalmeida, W. H.

Merchant, Schelhass & Co.

Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co.

Clerk, Marsh & Co.

D' Aquino, Maximiano D' Aquino, M. J.

Da Silva, Joaquim M. Da Silva, Luiz Jo?o Da Silva, M. A. Davidson, W. M. Davidson, James Davidson, D. Deacon, Richard Defflis, Thomas Delano, Warren Degenaer, Frederick

Merchant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Special Juro: De Silver, C. H.

Auctioneer, Wyndham Street

Deane, C. F. Detmering, H. Dodd, John Doherty, Thomas Dolan, William Donough, John Doral, P. R.

Assistant, Russell & Co. Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Company

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Clerk, Chancery Lane

[Merchant, Johnson & Co.

Special Juror.

Innkeeper, Queen's Road West Assistant, Russell & Co. Clerk, J?rgens & Co.

Assistant, Phillips, Moore & Co.

Merchant, Phillips, Moore & Co.

Special Juror.

Clerk, Laue, Crawford & Co.

Clerk, Hunt & Co.

Do., do.

Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Company

Assistant, Gilman & Co.

Assistant, Lindsay & Co.

Foreman, Hall & Co.

Merchant, Metta & Co.

Assistant, Turner & Co.

Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Broker, Club Chambers

Assistant, King & Co.

Clerk, Smith, Archer & Co. [race] Coffee house keeper, Lyndhurst Ter- Banker, Bank of Hindustan

Merchant, Eduljee Framjee & Co. Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Borneo Company Assistant, Fletcher & Co.

Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Company Assistant, Dent & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co. Clerk,

Merchant, Mosque Gardens

Printer, Queen's Road

Book-keeper, Daily Press Office

Assistant, Mercantile Bank

[dia

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Banker,Central Bank of WesternIn- Special Juror.

Assistant, Chartd. Mercan. Bank

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Broker, Victoria Clerk, Schelhass & Co.

Merchant, Russell & Co. Merchant, Peel Street Clerk, De Silver & Co. Assistant, Gilman & Co. Assistant, Ellissen & Co. Assistant, Dent & Co.

Storekeeper, Wellington Street

Storekeeper, Blackhead & Co. Merchant, Vaucher & Co. Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Assistant, Hesse, Ehlers & Co.

Special Juror.

Bonnett, William Wade Bosman, C. H. M.

Secretary, Hongkong Club

Merchant, Bosman & Co.

Special Juror.

Bottomley, C. D.

Assistant, A. Scott & Co.

Bourjau, Adolf

Braga, V. E.

Clerk, Oswald's Terrace

Shipwright, West Point

Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Company

Assistant,

Assistant, Lyall, Still & Co.

Engineer, Mr. Logan's

Merchant, Turner & Co.

Special Juror.

Merchant, Smith, Archer & Co.

Special Juror

Assistant, A. Scott & Co.

Master Mariner, Praya

Dunjeebhoy, Ruttunjee Duddell, Henry Duncanson, J. P.

Burrows, S. E. Jr.

Merchant, S. E. Burrows & Co. Clerk, Blackhead & Co.

Special Juror

E

Eduljee, Nesserwanjee Ede, N. J.

Clerk, N. & E. Sapoorjee & Co.

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Assistant, Daily Press Office

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Storekeeper, P. & O. Company Sailmaker, Queen's Road Clerk, Smith, Kennedy & Co. Clerk, Ruttunjee & Co.

Broker, Pottinger Street Auctioneer, Queen's Road

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Special Juror.

Brant, C.

Britto, Joze de

Brooks, James Alfred Browne, H. S.

Browne, H. T. J.

Bruce, Andrew Bryans, W. J.

Burgy, E. H.

Budde, Clans Bulley, E.

Busch, A.

c

Caldbeck, John Brown Caldwell, D. R. Camajee, D. Pestonjee Campos, Eduardo P. de Campos, Joaquim P. Campos, L. P.

Carvalho, Pedro M. de Carr, Henry John

Commander, P. & O. S. N. Co. Agent and Interpreter, Gough St. Merchant, Camajee & Co. Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Company

Do.,

Do.,

do.

do.

Assistant, Mercantile Bank Innkeeper, Queen's Road West

Special Juror. Edwards, Thomas

Einbeke, A.

Special Juror. Elton, W.

Ellissen, G. Endicott, J. B.

Escherick, I. W. H.

Ezekiel, A. D. Ezekiel, Reuben

Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Special Juror.

Merchant, Ellissen & Co.

Clerk, Hunt & Co.

?Special Juror.

Merchant, Smith, Kennedy & Co. Special Juror.

Assistant, D. Sassoon, Sons & Co.

Agent & Merchant, Pottinger St.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

79

The subjoined List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1864, as revised and amended by His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council, is published for general

information.

By Order,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 26th February, 1864.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

JURY LIST FOR 1864.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

A

?

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

Abbott, A. B.

Abbott, J.

Adamson, William Addyman, R.

Agabeg, Avietick Lazar Agabeg, Mackertich Algar, T.

Allen, W.

Anderson, Graham

Andruss, Theodore F. Armstrong, George Armstrong, John Martin Arnhold, Jacob Arnould, Henry

Arthur, Edward

Ashton, R. P. Atkin, A.

Atkinson, James

  Aylmore, George Bushby Azevedo, F. H.

B

Bain, W. J. Baker, S. W.

Assistant, Turner & Co. Assistant, Mr. Peacock's Merchant, Borneo Company Assistant, Mr. Peacock's Merchant, Wellington Street

Do.,

do.

Clerk, Blackhead & Co. Clerk, Mr. Hook's Broker, Albert Road

Hotelkeeper, Wellington Street Clerk, Johnson & Co. Storekeeper, Hunt & Co. Merchant, Oxford & Co.

Supertg. Purser, P. & O. S. N. Co. Assistant, Mercantile Bank Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.] Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Company Storekeeper, Lamert, Atkinson Steward, Hongkong Club Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Johnson & Co.

Millinery Store, Victoria

Baldwin, John Charles

Merchant, McGregor & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Barbon, E. D.

Barretto, Jo?o Antonio Barnes, J. P. Barton, Zephaniahs Bauermeister, A. Beart, Edward Beattie, Robert Beckwith, J. H. Belilios, E. R. Bertrand, C.

Beyer, L.

Bergen, von E. W. Bidau,

Bixby, George

Blackhead, F. J. B.

Blakeway, George Blakesley, J.

Boger, Henry

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Holliday, Wise & Co. Opium Inspector, Dent & Co.

Assistant, Oxford & Co.

Innkeeper, Queen's Road

Clerk, Hongkong Dispensary

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace

Case, Arthur R. Case, A. M.

Special Juror. Chambers, A. F.

Chater, M. Cheverton, J. H. Clark, Richard Clapp, E. E. Claussen, C. H.

Special Juror. Cohen, C. C.

Cohen, Henry Colla?o, L.

Cook, John Henry

Special Juror. Cook, William

Special Juror.

Cormack, J.

Costeker, J.

Cousens, G. G. Coutts, Alexander Cowasjee, Nesserwanjee Cox, J. H. Cox, John S. Coxon, Atwell Cromwell, John J. Cruikshank, Cunningham, W. R. Currie, W. C.

D

Dadabhoy, Eduljee

Da Costa, Joze Phillipe Dagleish, Walter H. Dalgleish, William H. Dalzeil, W. R. Danenberg, Carlos

Superintendent, Messag. Imperiales Special Juror. Dalmeida, W. H.

Merchant, Schelhass & Co.

Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co.

Clerk, Marsh & Co.

D' Aquino, Maximiano D' Aquino, M. J.

Da Silva, Joaquim M. Da Silva, Luiz Jo?o Da Silva, M. A. Davidson, W. M. Davidson, James Davidson, D. Deacon, Richard Defflis, Thomas Delano, Warren Degenaer, Frederick

Merchant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Special Juro: De Silver, C. H.

Auctioneer, Wyndham Street

Deane, C. F. Detmering, H. Dodd, John Doherty, Thomas Dolan, William Donough, John Doral, P. R.

Assistant, Russell & Co. Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Company

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Clerk, Chancery Lane

[Merchant, Johnson & Co.

Special Juror.

Innkeeper, Queen's Road West Assistant, Russell & Co. Clerk, J?rgens & Co.

Assistant, Phillips, Moore & Co.

Merchant, Phillips, Moore & Co.

Special Juror.

Clerk, Laue, Crawford & Co.

Clerk, Hunt & Co.

Do., do.

Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Company

Assistant, Gilman & Co.

Assistant, Lindsay & Co.

Foreman, Hall & Co.

Merchant, Metta & Co.

Assistant, Turner & Co.

Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Broker, Club Chambers

Assistant, King & Co.

Clerk, Smith, Archer & Co. [race] Coffee house keeper, Lyndhurst Ter- Banker, Bank of Hindustan

Merchant, Eduljee Framjee & Co. Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Borneo Company Assistant, Fletcher & Co.

Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Company Assistant, Dent & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co. Clerk,

Merchant, Mosque Gardens

Printer, Queen's Road

Book-keeper, Daily Press Office

Assistant, Mercantile Bank

[dia

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Banker,Central Bank of WesternIn- Special Juror.

Assistant, Chartd. Mercan. Bank

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Broker, Victoria Clerk, Schelhass & Co.

Merchant, Russell & Co. Merchant, Peel Street Clerk, De Silver & Co. Assistant, Gilman & Co. Assistant, Ellissen & Co. Assistant, Dent & Co.

Storekeeper, Wellington Street

Storekeeper, Blackhead & Co. Merchant, Vaucher & Co. Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Assistant, Hesse, Ehlers & Co.

Special Juror.

Bonnett, William Wade Bosman, C. H. M.

Secretary, Hongkong Club

Merchant, Bosman & Co.

Special Juror.

Bottomley, C. D.

Assistant, A. Scott & Co.

Bourjau, Adolf

Braga, V. E.

Clerk, Oswald's Terrace

Shipwright, West Point

Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Company

Assistant,

Assistant, Lyall, Still & Co.

Engineer, Mr. Logan's

Merchant, Turner & Co.

Special Juror.

Merchant, Smith, Archer & Co.

Special Juror

Assistant, A. Scott & Co.

Master Mariner, Praya

Dunjeebhoy, Ruttunjee Duddell, Henry Duncanson, J. P.

Burrows, S. E. Jr.

Merchant, S. E. Burrows & Co. Clerk, Blackhead & Co.

Special Juror

E

Eduljee, Nesserwanjee Ede, N. J.

Clerk, N. & E. Sapoorjee & Co.

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Assistant, Daily Press Office

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Storekeeper, P. & O. Company Sailmaker, Queen's Road Clerk, Smith, Kennedy & Co. Clerk, Ruttunjee & Co.

Broker, Pottinger Street Auctioneer, Queen's Road

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Special Juror.

Brant, C.

Britto, Joze de

Brooks, James Alfred Browne, H. S.

Browne, H. T. J.

Bruce, Andrew Bryans, W. J.

Burgy, E. H.

Budde, Clans Bulley, E.

Busch, A.

c

Caldbeck, John Brown Caldwell, D. R. Camajee, D. Pestonjee Campos, Eduardo P. de Campos, Joaquim P. Campos, L. P.

Carvalho, Pedro M. de Carr, Henry John

Commander, P. & O. S. N. Co. Agent and Interpreter, Gough St. Merchant, Camajee & Co. Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Company

Do.,

Do.,

do.

do.

Assistant, Mercantile Bank Innkeeper, Queen's Road West

Special Juror. Edwards, Thomas

Einbeke, A.

Special Juror. Elton, W.

Ellissen, G. Endicott, J. B.

Escherick, I. W. H.

Ezekiel, A. D. Ezekiel, Reuben

Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Special Juror.

Merchant, Ellissen & Co.

Clerk, Hunt & Co.

?Special Juror.

Merchant, Smith, Kennedy & Co. Special Juror.

Assistant, D. Sassoon, Sons & Co.

Agent & Merchant, Pottinger St.

80

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

Fairbairn, J.

F

Fairley, Francis B.

Falconer, George Fesefeld, G. Fawcett, J. F. Fischer, S. Forbes, Murdoch Forbes, W. H. Forbes, J. B. Foster, W. H. Fraser, John Freer, F.

Framjee, Sorabjee

C

Gama, G. A. de Gardiner, James Gardner, W. H. Gaupp, Charles J. Gaupp, Louis Ghandy, M. D. Gibb, Hugh Bold Gonsalves, C. Y.

Gra?a, J. M. Green, James

  Green, Thomas Grigor, J.

Gutierrez, Louren?o Jo?o

  Gutierrez, Querino A. Guild, R.

Gutzmer, W. L.

H

Hagedorn, William

Hagen, Charles

Halsey, S. W.

Hall, S. P.

Halton, Eldred

Harding, William

Harley, Alexander

Harper, Patrick Rose

Harsant, Frederick M. Hart, J.

   Haskell, Francis H. Hauschild, L.

Hayes, Joseph Hayward, J. W. Heaton, George H. Heard, Albert F. Heinemann, S. Helland, George J. Hemsley, W. W. Henderson, W. James Henderson, John W. Henwig, Joh. Hesse, Theodore Heys, Theodore Hill, M.

Hitchcock, E. A. Ho Acheong, Hochstetter, Conrad Holloway, E. Hook, John S. Hormusjee, Eduljee How, Alfred James

Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Assistant, Oriental Bank Watchmaker, Mr. Lapraik's Clerk, Bowra & Co.

Ship Chandler, Wellington Street Clerk, J?rgens & Co. Assistant, Olyphant & Co. Merchant, Russell & Co. Clerk, McEwen & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Clerk, P. & O. Company Clerk, Duddell & Co.

Broker and Clerk, Foozul Golam

Hosein & Co.

Broker, Old Bailey Street

Book-keeper, China Mail Office Compiler, Albert Road

Watchmaker, Pottinger Street

Do.,

do.

Merchant, Gage Street

Assistant, Parker & Co.

J

Johnson, Allen

Johnston, William

Engineer, Mr. Lamont's

Jordan, J. P.

Jorge, Honorato

Jorge, A.

Joost, A.

Jukes, M. P.

Special Juror Jurgens, Henry

Jusserwallah, C. B.

K

Kasseem, Khakabhoy Kaye, William Kirchner, A.

Kerr, J. Morlend

Kerr, William McDiarmid Kiemer, F. Kiemer, J. J. Kindersley, B. T. King, Charles W.

King, George

King, William D.

Merchant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Special Juror. Kirby, William

Clerk, Vaucher & Co.

Clerk, Bridges Street

Farrier, Murray Barracks

Suptg. Engineer, P. & O. Co. Accountant, Bank of Hindustan Assistant, Gifford & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Mercantile Bank Engineer, P. & O. Company

Assistant, Hesse, Ehlers & Co. Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Photographic Artist, 68 Queen's

Road Central

Kohr, G.

Kresser, Victor

Kup, Antonie W. P.

Ladd, T. C.

L

Ladd, J. H. Lambert, Robert Carr Lammert, Geo. Reinhold Lamond, William Landstein, William B. Lapraik, Douglas Lapraik, John Stewart Laring, W. J.

Merchant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Special Juror. Laycock, Henry

Ship builder, Spring Gardens Sailmaker, Praya Central Watchmaker, Mr. Lapraik's Broker, Caine Road

Storekeeper, Bowra & Co. Assistant, Turner & Co. Storekeeper, Hunt & Co. Clerk, Sanders & Co.

Storekeeper, Lane, Crawford & Co.] Assistant, Augustine Heard & Co. Marine Surveyor, Peel Street

Commission Agent, Chancery Lane

Assistant, Mercantile Bank

Assistant, Staunton Street

Merchant, Siemssen & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Storekeeper, Queen's Road

Assistant, P. & D. Camajee & Co.

Clerk, Cassim Nathabhoy & Co.

Banker, Chartered Bank of India Special Juror. Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Assistant, Oriental Bank Innkeeper, Queen's Road West Clerk, Ladage, Oelke & Co.

Do.,

do.

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Hotel-keeper, Oriental Hotel Clerk, P. & O. Company

Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, L?tkens, Roesing & Co.

Banker, Comptoir d'Escompte de Special Juror.

Merchant, John Burd & Co. [Paris Special Juror.

Merchant, West Point

Clerk, Mr. Ladd's

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Storekeeper, Lammert, Atkinson Banker, Oriental Bank

Special Juror.

Commission Agent and Broker Merchant, D'Aguilar Street

Special Juror.

Clerk, Mr. Lapraik's

Assistant, Augustine Heard & Co.

Lawrance, Geo. Richards

Assistant, Bull, Purdon & Co.

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Lemann, H. B. Leong Wing Chuen Lewis, James William

Merchant, Gilman & Co.

Special Juror.

Linguist, Wo-kee Hong, B. S.

Merchant, Wellington Street

Merchant, Oxford & Co.

Special Juror.

Assistant, Mr. Peacock's

Lima, J. M. O.

Clerk, Holliday, Wise & Co.

Lincker, A. G.

Logan, James

Linstead, Theophilus Gee Merchant, Lindsay & Co.

Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co.

Special Juror.

Engineer, Queen's Road

Louden, J. S.

Accountant, Agra Bank

Lovett, C. A.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Special Juror. Levyshon, A. C.

Lilley, E.

Merchant, Augustine Heard & Co. Special Juror. Lutkens, L. S.

Assistant, Oxford & Co.

Merchant, Burd & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Foreman, McDougall & Co. Accountant, Central Bank Assistant, L?tkens, Roesing & Co. Merchant, Hesse, Ehlers & Co. Clerk, Mr. Lapraik's Boiler Maker, P. & O. Co. Assistant, Olyphant & Co. Trader, Ashton's Buildings Watchmaker, Queen's Road Plumber, P. & O. Co. Ship Broker, Graham Street Merchant, F. B. Cama & Co. Merchant, Johnson & Co.

Luz, Januario de Special Juror. Luz, J. A. de

Merchant, Shelley Street Clerk, Bridges Street Printer, Graham Street Assistant, Lyall, Still & Co.

Foreman, Harper & Co. Shipwright, Queen's Road Engineer, Queen's Road

Lyall, Robert

M

McDonald, Alexander MacDonald, John Scott

MacDougall, Henry

MacFarlane, Malcolm

Clerk, Mr. Lamont's

Macildowie, W.

Clerk, Mr. Logan's

Mckay, J.

Boiler Maker, P. & O. Company

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Accountant, Bank of Hindustan

Merchant, Staunton Street

Accountant, Oriental Bank

Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co.

Boiler Maker, Hollywood Road

Maclean, Geo. Francis MacLellan, D. W.

Merchant, Lyall, Still & Co.

Special Juror.

Hoppiers, H.

Hunter, William C.

Hyndman, H.

Hyeem, J. M.

Merchant, Gage Street

Howard, Thomas Hubener, H. E. Hunt, R.

Special Juror. Mackenzie, James Joseph Merchant, Dent & Co.

McKenzie, H.

MacLean, David

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Merchant, Augustine Heard & Co. Special Juror. Storekeeper, P. & O. Company

Ironside, George

Clerk, Mr. Lamont's

J

Jackson, J. Jr.

Jack, John

Jamsetjee, Ruttonjee James, H.

Jameson, Charles

Jesus, J. A. de

Jesus, Luiz Jo?o

Assistant, Augustine Heard & Co.

Shipwright, Mr. Lamont's

Merchant,

Assistant, Oxford & Co.

Opium Inspector, Caine Road

Clerk, Turner & Co.

Clerk, Ladage, Oelke & Co.

MacLellan, J. Wharton

MacMurdo, Robert Macvicar, P.

Magniac, Herbert

Macreath,

John

Mahlman, F. Manning, E. J. Manuk, G. J. M. Mar?al, F. A. Mar?al, H.

Markwick, Richard

Masson, E.

Masters, J. Medlin, G. A. Menke, Julius Methvin, A. Meyer, W. D. J. Meyer, Frederick Michie, J.

Assistant, Lindsay & Co.

Banker, Commercial Bank of India Special Juror. Marine Surveyor, Robinson Road

Assistant, Birley & Co.

Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Special Juror.

? Accountant, Chartered Bank of

India, Australia and China.

Clerk, De Silver & Co.

Billiard Saloon, Stanley Street Commission Agent

Clerk, Johnson & Co. Clerk, Smith, Kennedy & Co. Clerk, Gough Street

Clerk, P. & O. Company Plumber, Masters & Co. Architect, Pottinger Street Merchant, Pustau & Co. Clerk, P. & O. Company Merchant, Meyer & Co. Clerk, Gough Street

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Engineer, P. & O. Company

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27?H FEBRUARY, 1864.

81

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

M

Miller, Andrew Moodey, II. N. Moore, Maurice Moore, L.

Middleton, W. N.

Morgan, Charles Henry Morgan, W. M.

Morrison, W. P.

Morrison, W.

Mosingel, C.

Moller, R.

Mur, J. M.

Murray, H.

Plumber, Mr. Logan's

Broker and Clerk

Assistant, Phillips, Moore & Co.

Do.

do.

Assistant, Gilman & Co. Auctioneer, Queen's Road Commission Agent, Queen's Road Clerk, Lammert, Atkinson Carpenter, Mr. Lamont's Assistant, Oxford & Co.

Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co.

Muncherjee, Pestonjee S. Broker, Caine Road

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Special Juror.

R

Romano, Agostinho G.

Clerk, J. J. dos Remedios

Clerk, MacEwen & Co.

Rose, John Rose, T. Rosenthal, N. S. Ross, Alexander Rowett, Richard Roza, Maximiano da Roza, Autonio Braz da Roza, Jos? da Rozario, Marcos C. de Rozario, Durindo Rustomjee, Sorabjee

Boiler Maker, P. & O. Company

Commission Agent, Blum, Brothers

Foreman Hall & Co.

Holiday, Wise & Co.

Clerk, Birley & Co.

Bookkeeper, Birley & Co. Clerk, Birley & Co.

[& Co.

Special Juror.

Stephenson & Co., Stanley Street Compositor, China Mail Clerk, Nursey, Kessowjee & Co.

S

N

Nadershaw, R. M. Ng Akwong, Neale, T. D. Neilson, William

Neilson, A. B. Nicholson, D.

Nissen, Ferdinand

Noble, Henry Noble, J.

Noronha, Henrique Noronha, Jos?

Norris, George A. F. Norton, Edward

Notley, William Henry Nowrajee, Pestonjee

0

Olive, Thomas Ormiston, Walter Owen, William Ozorio, Candido A.

Assistant, P. & D. Camajee & Co.

Chinese Editor, Daily Press Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Merchant, Olyphant & Co.

Do.,

do.

Engineer, P. & O. Co.

Merchant, Siemssen & Co. Banker, Agra Bank

Watchmaker, Mr. Lapraik's Clerk, Oriental Bank

Do.

do.

Storekeeper and Auctioneer, Bowra Assistant, Birley & Co. [& Co.

Assistant, Walker, Borradaile & Co. Merchant, Norawjee & Co.

Engineer, P. & O. Co.

Banker, Mercantile Bank

Billiard Saloonkeeper, Stanley St.

Ozorio, Candido J.

Assistant, Lyall, Still & Co. Assistant, Dent & Co.

P

Padsa, Hormusjee M.

Merchant, at Jamsetjee Ardaseer

Parker, Edward

Innkeeper, Queen's Road

[& Co.

Parker, Ebenezer Francis

Paregot, William Paterson, Alexander Patmore, James Pauly, William Otto Parry, Francis Peacock, Thomas Pearce, John

Pearce, James W. Pemberton, J.

Pereira, A. A. Perkins, W. H.

  Pestonjee, Dhunjeebhoy Petitjean, J.

Probst, William

Promoli, Louis

Purdon, James

R

Radecker, Richard H. Ray, Joseph Johnson

Ray, E. C.

Rapp, Frederick

Reed, F. G.

Remedios, Geraldo dos

Reesema, W. G. S. van Remedios, A. F. dos

S?, Francisco de Sage, E. J.

Sander, F.

Santos, Antonio dos

Special Juror. Sassoon, Arthur A. D. Special Juror. Schipper, John Schmidt, C. W.

Special Juror. Schmidt, W. Special Juror. Schuepel, C?sar

Schutze, T. S. Schoedtt, P. Scott, Adam Seabra, F. A. Searle, J.

Special Juror.

Seth, Seth Avith

[Severs, H. R. Severs, Albert Sedgwick, T. Sharp, Granville

Sherard, Robt. Bringhurst Sieoke, H.

Silveira, Guilherme da

Silveira, Jos?

Simoens, B.

Simoens, M.

Simoens, N.

Simpson, Henry

Sit Ahng,

Slate, Richard B. Sloman, M. J.

Merchant, Augustine Heard & Co. Special Juror. Smith, C. T.

Assistant, L?tkens, Roesing & Co. Assistant, Oriental Bank Clerk, Mr. Fawcett's

Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Merchant, Birley & Co. Draper, Queen's Road

Blacksmith, P. & O. Company Clerk, Duddell & Co.

Assistant, Johnson & Co.

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Smith, Ethelbert M. Smith, E. C.

Smith, Frederick Timothy Smith, George

Special Juror. Smith, George J. C.

Smith, John

Snelling, George Speihim, William Soares, Francisco de Paulo Sorabjee, Heerjeebhoy Sornsen, F.

Merchant, P. & D. N. Camajee & Co. Special Juror. Souza, Marcelino de

Agent, 406, Queen's Road Central Merchant, Pustau & Co. Dry Goods Store, Praya Merchant, Bull, Purdon & Co.

Assistant, Schelhass & Co. Auctioneer, &c., Queen's Road Clerk, Ray & Co.

Bookkeeper, Blackhead & Co. Auctioneer, Queen's Road

Assistant, Lindsay & Co.

Remedios, J. Joaquim dos

Merchant, Gough Street

Merchant, Pustau & Co.

Clerk, Mercantile Bank

Reynvaan, A. J.

Reynvaan, William

do.

Souza, R. de

Special Juror. Spalding, G.

Speechley, Charles

Special Juror. Speechley, Samuel

Spencer, P. A. Sprowl, A. Stanford, B. Stafford, Sterry, W. Stove, Thomas

Special Juror.

???

Stephenson, Harry Stiles, William Stokes, George E. Streitberg, W. Sutherland, Thomas

Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co.

Assistant, Williams & Co.

Merchant, Elmenhorst & Sanders

Clerk, Bull, Purdon & Co.

Merchant, D. D. Sassoon Sons & Co. Special Juror. [Ship Chandler, Webster's Lane

Storekeeper, Schmidt & Volkmann

Merchant, Fletcher & Co.

Special Juror.

Mercantile Assistant, Bosman & Co.

Merchant, Margesson & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Dry Goods Store, Praya

Merchant, Victoria

Clerk, Augustine Heard & Co.

Assistant. Mr. Peacock's

Broker, Wellington Street

Merchant, Severs & Co.

Clerk, Severs & Co.

Broker, Queen's Road

Assistant, D. D. Sassoon Sons & Co.

Special Juror.

Merchant, Victoria

Special Juror.

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Watchmaker, Mr. Juvet's

Clerk, Mr. Halsey's Clerk, Williams & Co.

Do.,

do.

Clerk, Smith, Kennedy & Co. Builder, Hongkong Gas Co. Librarian, Victoria Library Assistant, Williams & Co. Broker and Agent, 2, Stanley St. Merchant, Smith, Archer & Co. Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co. Merchant, Turner & Co. Broker, Victoria Assistant, Smith, Kenndy & Co. Marine Surveyor, Mr. Fawcett's Clerk, Blum, Brothers & Co. Innkeeper, Queen's Road Clerk, Meyer & Co. Storekeeper, Queen's Road Broker, Lyndhurst Terrace Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Clerk, Lyall, Still & Co.

Do., Moulder, McDougall & Co. Engineer, Queen's Road East Engineer, Queen's Road.

do.

Assistant, Bull, Purdon & Co. Plumber, P. & O. Co.

Shipwright, Mr. McDonald's

Engineer, Rice Mill

Assistant, Mr. Peacock's

Foreman Carpenter, P. & O. Co. Clerk, Parker & Co.

Storekeeper, Dent & Co.

Assistant, Lyall, Still & Co.

Head Cashier, Comptoir d'Escompte Superintendent, P. & O. Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Rack, John

Rice, Henry

Ripke, C.

Rivington, Charles

Riddell, Walter Scott Roberts, John Robertson,

Rocha, V. A.

Rodger, Alexander Roesing, G. A.

Rogerson, Thomas

Rohl, Gustave Rohstal, T.

Storek'per, Reynvaan Brothers&Co.

Do.,

Shipwright, Mr. Logan's

Innkeeper, Queen's Road West Clerk, Schelhass & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Oriental Bank

Auctioneer, Wellington Street

Accountant, Mercantile Bank

Clerk, D. D. Sassoon Sons & Co. Broker, Wyndham Street

Merchant, L?tkens, Roesing & Co.

Clerk, Bowra & Co.

Clerk, Duddell & Co.

Assistant, Vaucher & Co.

T

Talbot, S. H. Taylor, J. B. Thom, William Thompson, John Thompson, Gavin Thompson, George Tillinghast, T. De Silver Tilly, John Torh, C. V.

Torrey, Joseph William Townsend, John Trays, W. Turing, Alexander

Ship Chandler, Store ship Demerara Merchant, Smith, Archer & Co. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Mr. Logan's

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Innkeeper, Queen's Road Storekeeper, De Silver & Co. Clerk, Hongkong Gas Co. Clerk, De Silver & Co.

Commission Agent, Queen's Road Commander, Fort William Coffee-housekeeper, Lyndhurst T. Merchant, Dent & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Jurtr.

82 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

NAME.

V

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

W

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

Vickermann, W. H.

Vickers, J. M.

Vieira, A. J.

Vinton, William

Vogel, Emel

Volkmann, C. L.

Voight, Oscar

W

Waggner, S. M. Wagner, Christian

Walker, Robert Scott

Walker, Robert

Wallace, Edward

Wallace, Thomas

Watson, James Bailey

Welsh, David

West, T.

Wetmore, W. Shepherd

Weld, Daniel

Wheeley, F.

White, Augustus

Clerk, S. P. Hall & Co. Merchant, A. Scott & Co. Clerk, Holliday, Wise & Co. Clerk, Hollywood Road Clerk, Russell & Co.

Storekeeper, Schmidt & Volkmann Assistant, L?tkens, Roesing & Co.

Shipwright and Caulker, West Point

Teacher of Music, Hollywood Road

Whitehouse, George

Special Juror. Wiese, Ludwig

Merchant, Walker, Borradaile & Co. Special Juror Assistant, Johnson & Co.

Storekeeper, Jardine, M. & Co.

Williams, F. B. Wilson, Alexander Wilson, William Winniberg, Henry

Witty, Robt. Christopher Wong Ashing, Woodford, J. D. Woodin, Edward L. Wright, Alfred

Wye Akwong,

Y

Clerk, Lammert, Atkinson Merchant, Siemssen & Co. Merchant, Williams & Co. Storekeeper, MacEwen & Co. Clerk, MacEwen & Co. Storekeeper, Queen's Road East Engineer, Hongkong Gas Co. Printer, London Mission

Assistant, Walker, Borradaile & Co. Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Reporter, Daily Press

Comprador, Mercantile Bank

Trader, Kee-wah Hong, Bonham St. Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Storekeeper, P. & O. Co.

Clerk, Mr. Lapraik's

Yeep Ng-ow,

Innkeeper, Queen's Road

Assistant, Smith, Kennedy & Co.

Young, W. C. Young, G. F.

Engineer, P. & O. Co.

Merchant, Williams & Co.

Special Juror.

Assistant, Augustine Heard & Co.

Z

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Accountant, Bank

Zobel, H. V.

Clerk, Burrows & Sons

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Hongkong, 30th January, 1864.

C. MAY, Sheriff.

Revised and amended, and the Special Jurors designated, by His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council, this 26th Day of February, 1864.

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

No. 36.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Notice is hereby given that a site being required for the Mint about to be erected by this Government, the Surveyor General will receive proposals, on or before the 7th Proximo, from persons willing to dispose of land available for such purpose.

   An area of 103,000 feet with a frontage of 300 feet at the least is to be furnished, and the site is not to be more than 100 feet above the level of the sea.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd February, 1864.

No. 34.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

   It is hereby notified that, in accordance with Section 12 of "The Police and Lighting Rate Ordinance, 1863," His Excellency the GOVERNOR, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the year 1864, at Eight per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria, and in accordance with Section 18 of the same Ordinance at Five per cent for Houses in the Villages of

this Island.

   The above Rate as regards Houses in Victoria will be levied exclusive of a Lighting Rate of One-and-a-half per cent under Section 12 of the above Ordinance, and a Half yearly Water Rate of Two per cent per annum under the Provisions of Ordinance No. 12 of 1860, as already announced in Government Notification No. 146 of 31st December last.

   The Police and Lighting Rates will, under terms of Ordinance 5 of 1863, Section 13, be payable quarterly in advance, at the Colonial Treasury; for the current quarter between the 22nd Instant and 5th Proximo, and for the subsequent quarters of the year between the first and last days of the first month in each quarter.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

   All Persons indebted to the Crown for Arrears of Crown Rents are requested to pay the same into the Colonial Treasury on or before the 1st Proximo (March); after which date the Court of Summary Jurisdiction will be appealed to for the recovery of all arrears on the 25th December, 1863.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

FREDK. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

82 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

NAME.

V

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

W

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

Vickermann, W. H.

Vickers, J. M.

Vieira, A. J.

Vinton, William

Vogel, Emel

Volkmann, C. L.

Voight, Oscar

W

Waggner, S. M. Wagner, Christian

Walker, Robert Scott

Walker, Robert

Wallace, Edward

Wallace, Thomas

Watson, James Bailey

Welsh, David

West, T.

Wetmore, W. Shepherd

Weld, Daniel

Wheeley, F.

White, Augustus

Clerk, S. P. Hall & Co. Merchant, A. Scott & Co. Clerk, Holliday, Wise & Co. Clerk, Hollywood Road Clerk, Russell & Co.

Storekeeper, Schmidt & Volkmann Assistant, L?tkens, Roesing & Co.

Shipwright and Caulker, West Point

Teacher of Music, Hollywood Road

Whitehouse, George

Special Juror. Wiese, Ludwig

Merchant, Walker, Borradaile & Co. Special Juror Assistant, Johnson & Co.

Storekeeper, Jardine, M. & Co.

Williams, F. B. Wilson, Alexander Wilson, William Winniberg, Henry

Witty, Robt. Christopher Wong Ashing, Woodford, J. D. Woodin, Edward L. Wright, Alfred

Wye Akwong,

Y

Clerk, Lammert, Atkinson Merchant, Siemssen & Co. Merchant, Williams & Co. Storekeeper, MacEwen & Co. Clerk, MacEwen & Co. Storekeeper, Queen's Road East Engineer, Hongkong Gas Co. Printer, London Mission

Assistant, Walker, Borradaile & Co. Clerk, P. & O. Co.

Reporter, Daily Press

Comprador, Mercantile Bank

Trader, Kee-wah Hong, Bonham St. Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Storekeeper, P. & O. Co.

Clerk, Mr. Lapraik's

Yeep Ng-ow,

Innkeeper, Queen's Road

Assistant, Smith, Kennedy & Co.

Young, W. C. Young, G. F.

Engineer, P. & O. Co.

Merchant, Williams & Co.

Special Juror.

Assistant, Augustine Heard & Co.

Z

Assistant, Dent & Co.

Accountant, Bank

Zobel, H. V.

Clerk, Burrows & Sons

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Hongkong, 30th January, 1864.

C. MAY, Sheriff.

Revised and amended, and the Special Jurors designated, by His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council, this 26th Day of February, 1864.

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

No. 36.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Notice is hereby given that a site being required for the Mint about to be erected by this Government, the Surveyor General will receive proposals, on or before the 7th Proximo, from persons willing to dispose of land available for such purpose.

   An area of 103,000 feet with a frontage of 300 feet at the least is to be furnished, and the site is not to be more than 100 feet above the level of the sea.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd February, 1864.

No. 34.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

   It is hereby notified that, in accordance with Section 12 of "The Police and Lighting Rate Ordinance, 1863," His Excellency the GOVERNOR, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the year 1864, at Eight per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria, and in accordance with Section 18 of the same Ordinance at Five per cent for Houses in the Villages of

this Island.

   The above Rate as regards Houses in Victoria will be levied exclusive of a Lighting Rate of One-and-a-half per cent under Section 12 of the above Ordinance, and a Half yearly Water Rate of Two per cent per annum under the Provisions of Ordinance No. 12 of 1860, as already announced in Government Notification No. 146 of 31st December last.

   The Police and Lighting Rates will, under terms of Ordinance 5 of 1863, Section 13, be payable quarterly in advance, at the Colonial Treasury; for the current quarter between the 22nd Instant and 5th Proximo, and for the subsequent quarters of the year between the first and last days of the first month in each quarter.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

   All Persons indebted to the Crown for Arrears of Crown Rents are requested to pay the same into the Colonial Treasury on or before the 1st Proximo (March); after which date the Court of Summary Jurisdiction will be appealed to for the recovery of all arrears on the 25th December, 1863.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th February, 1864.

FREDK. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

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

83

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

February 20,

29.92

63

29.91

64

29.90

63

21,

30.04

62

30.04

60

30.06

59

"}

22,

30.08

50

30.06

51

30.03

53

""

23,

30.01

50

30.00

50

30.00

49

""

24,

29.98

48

29.93

52

29.92

48

""

25,

29.92

48

29.86

53

29.86

52

""

""

26,

29.84

52

29.80

53

29.80

55

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

'NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

WINDS.

Force, mages from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHek.

6 A.M.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn. F.

6A.M. 3 P.M.

Dirn. F.

Dirn. F.

Mi Max.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

1864.

Feb.

""

20 28.20 28.20 28.20 28.20 28.20 48.00 51.00 48.00 47.00 50.00 47.00:46.00 51.00 EbS 21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.2428.24 48 0051.30 48.00 47.00 50.30 47.3046.00 52.00 WNW

22 28.28 28.30 28.25 28.24 28.22 45.00 49.00 47.30 44.30 48.00 17.30 43.00 50.00 ENE

23 28.20 28.12 28.12 28.1228.15 41.00 46.90 46.00 40.00 45.30 15.00 40.00 47.30 N?W

24

3 EbS

4 NW

4 N

3 E

4 N

3

4

Dense fog.

Do.

3 NbW

Do.

H

28.22 28.24 28.25 28.1028.10 36.00 37.3 38.00 35.00 37.00 37.30 37.00 39.00 NE

4 NW

4 NE

3 NW

3

Dense fog and rain.

""

25

29

28.10 28.12 28.08 28.06 28.05 42.00 43.30 43.00 41.00 42.30 42.00 41.00 44.00 NE

26 28.07 28.06 28.05 28.00 28.00 45.00 46.00 46.00 44.00 45.00 45.00 43.30,47.00 E?N

3 NE

4 NE

3 NE

3

3

3 E

3 S

Do.

Light fog; from 3 P.M. fine.

Hard frost during past night, ice in. thick, dense fog and rain.

do.

IN THE VICE ADMIRALTY COURT

NOTI

OF HONGKONG.

OTICE.-An Intermediate Sitting of the

 above Court will be held on Wednesday, | the Second day of March, A.D. 1864, at Eleven o'Clock in the forenoon.

By order of the Worshipful the Judge,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

WH

FOREIGN ATTACHMENT.

GEORGE REINHOLD LAMMERT and JAMES ATKINSON, Plaintiffs,

and

Lammert,

J. RITCHIE, Defendant. HEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named George Reinhold Lammert and James Atkinson trading under the style or firm of " Atkinson and Company" against the above named J. Ritchie to recover the sum of Eleven Hundred and Thirteen Dollars and Thirty Cents for goods bargained and sold by the Plaintiffs to the Defend- ant and it being alleged that the said J. Ritchie does not reside within the Island or its Dependen- cies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Fourteenth day of March next, wherein Antonio Jos? das Freitas is Gar- nishees.

Notice is hereby given that if any time before final judgment in this action, the said J. Ritchie or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea re- quired by the Ordinance of this. Island intituled "An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Pro- cess in actions at Law against persons absent from this Colony "the said Attachment may be

dissolved.

Dated the 26th day of February, 1864.

HENRY KINGSMILL, Plaintiff's Attorney.

STEAM FOR

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

THE PENINSION COMPANY'S Steam-ship

"EMEU," Captain EASTLAY, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Tuesday, the 1st March, 1864, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 28th February, SPECIE until Noon on the 29th February; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 28th.

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 Condition 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, 18th February, 1864.

NOTICE.

MR. HENRY HUBBARD is admitted a

our

DENT & Co. Hongkong, 22nd February, 1864.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN WISE in the firm of FARBRIDGE, HOL- LIDAY & Co., Manchester, and in our houses in China, ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

W

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC. EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

NOTICE.

in our firm of HE interest and responsibility in our firm of

THE

the 31st December, 1862.

The partners now are: Robert Smith, Thos. David Neave, Robert Richard Westall, Robert Brand, and Randai Humpston Chambers.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co.

China, 21st November, 1863.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

NOTICE.

R. FRANCIS PARRY and MR. THOMAS

MR. FRANCIS Ruthorized to sign our Firm

from this date.

BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

NOTICE.

HE undersigned have been appointed Agents Tor 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.

NOTICE.

Tanduster this date be on under the THE business of the undersigned will from

Style of REYNOLDS & Co., and Mr. J. A. DOS REMEDIOS is duly authorized to sign the same per procuration.

THOS. J. REYNOLDS.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1863.

TIME TABLE OF INDIA, CHINA AND MAURITIUS MAIL SERVICES, for the year 1864,

neatly printed on card board and for sale at this office at $1 each.

Noronha's Printing Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

CARDS

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

D. NORONHA.

Oswald's Terrace, Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

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

DIE

SOIT

ET

QUI

MAL

DROIT

MON

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 10.

No. 40.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 5TH MARCH, 1864.

VOL. X.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    Tenders will be received at this Office up to noon of Wednesday, the 23rd Instant, 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, 1st March, 1864.

No. 41.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the month ending 29th February, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter or Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,. . . . . .· SPECIE IN RESERVE,..

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st March, 1864.

$672,285. .$250,000.

WM. LAMOND, Manager.

    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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 42.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK OF INDIA, LONDON, and China, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

DIE

SOIT

ET

QUI

MAL

DROIT

MON

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 10.

No. 40.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 5TH MARCH, 1864.

VOL. X.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    Tenders will be received at this Office up to noon of Wednesday, the 23rd Instant, 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, 1st March, 1864.

No. 41.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the month ending 29th February, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter or Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,. . . . . .· SPECIE IN RESERVE,..

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st March, 1864.

$672,285. .$250,000.

WM. LAMOND, Manager.

    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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 42.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK OF INDIA, LONDON, and China, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

86

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1864.

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 29th February, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF NOTES IN CIRCULATION, BULLION IN RESERVE,

3...

.$664,574. .$250,000.

WALTER ORMISTON, Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China, Hongkong, 1st March, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

No. 43.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information. By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, 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 27th February, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation."

NOTES IN ISSUE,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,

$313,900. .$150,000.

W. KAYE, Acting Manager.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, Hongkong, 1st March, 1864.

  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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 44.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the AGRA AND UNITED SERVICE BANK, LIMITED, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, in Hongkong, for

the month ending 29th February, 1864.

NOTES ISSUED,... · ·.· SPECIE IN RESERVE,

$281,333. .$100,000.

HENRY NOBLE, Manager.

Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1864.

  I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Pursuant to notice from the Colonial Treasury, bearing date 12th February last, Crown Lessees are informed that the List of Defaulters in arrears of Crown Rents is being prepared for transmission to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th March, 1864.

FREDERICK FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

86

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1864.

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 29th February, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF NOTES IN CIRCULATION, BULLION IN RESERVE,

3...

.$664,574. .$250,000.

WALTER ORMISTON, Manager.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China, Hongkong, 1st March, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

No. 43.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information. By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, 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 27th February, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation."

NOTES IN ISSUE,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,

$313,900. .$150,000.

W. KAYE, Acting Manager.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, Hongkong, 1st March, 1864.

  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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 44.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the AGRA AND UNITED SERVICE BANK, LIMITED, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, in Hongkong, for

the month ending 29th February, 1864.

NOTES ISSUED,... · ·.· SPECIE IN RESERVE,

$281,333. .$100,000.

HENRY NOBLE, Manager.

Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1864.

  I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th March, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Pursuant to notice from the Colonial Treasury, bearing date 12th February last, Crown Lessees are informed that the List of Defaulters in arrears of Crown Rents is being prepared for transmission to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th March, 1864.

FREDERICK FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 34.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

87

   It is hereby notified that, in accordance with Section 12 of "The Police and Lighting Rate Ordinance, 1863," His Excellency the GOVERNOR, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the year 1864, at Eight per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria, and in accordance with Section 18 of the same Ordinance at Five per cent for Houses in the Villages of this Island.

   The above Rate as regards Houses in Victoria will be levied exclusive of a Lighting Rate of One-and-a-half per cent under Section 12 of the above Ordinance, and a Half yearly Water Rate of Two per cent per annum under the Provisions of Ordinance No. 12 of 1860, as already announced in Government Notification No. 146 of 31st December last.

The Police and Lighting Rates will, under terms of Ordinance 5 of 1863, Section 13, be payable quarterly in advance, at the Colonial Treasury; for the current quarter between the 22nd Instant and 5th Proximo, and for the subsequent quarters of the year between the first and last days of the first month in each quarter.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1864.

No. 36.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

   Notice is hereby given that a site being required for the Mint about to be erected by this Government, the Surveyor General will receive proposals, on or before the 7th Proximo, from persons willing to dispose of land available for such purpose.

An area of 103,000 feet with a frontage of 300 feet at the least is to be furnished, and the site is not to be more than 100 feet above the level of the sea.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd February, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

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

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

February 27,

29.80

54

29.78

56

29.77

55

28,

29.77

55

29.76

57

29.90

56

"

29,

29.92

56

30.00

55

30.00

53

"

March,

30.02

52

29.98

53

29.98

54

30.10

49

30.10

49

30.08

52

""

30.15

49

30.12

50

30.10

52

""

""

30.16

52

30.15

53

30.12

56

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.

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.

NOON

Dirn.

F.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

1864.

Feb.

27 28.00 28.00 28.00 28.00 27.97 49.00 49.30 52.00 49.00 49.30 52.0045.00 52.00 E?S 28 28.03 28.05 28.07 28.04 28.04 52.00 54.00 53.00 52.00 52.00 53.00 49.00 56.00 Ebs

1 W

3 W

1 Dense fog and rain.

00?49.00

4 ESE 2 ESE

Do.

"

29 28.17 28.18 28.15 28.12 28.12.49.00 46.00 43.00 49.00 46.00 43.00 47.00 49.30 ENE

2 N

Mar.

1 28.17 28.20 28.22 28.18 28.15 42.00 45.00 41.00 42.00 44.30 41.00 41.00 45.00 E

6

Z A

3 NNE

4

Do.

6 ENE

3

Do.

2 28.25 28.30 28.30 28.25 28.25 38.00 40.00 40.00 38.00 39.00 39.00 36.00 41.00 NE?N

4 NbE

3 NNE

3

Overcast and cloudy.

;

""

i

{

3 28.33 28.35 28.35 28.31 28.28 40.00 44.00 43.00 39.00 42.00 41.00 37.00 44.30 ENE

4 ENE

4 ENE

2 Cloudy.

4 28.35 28.39 28.35 28.32 28.32 43.00 45.00 44.00 42.00 44.00 13.00 38.00.45.30 NE

3 EbN

2 EbN

2 Dense fog and rain.

88

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1864.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Ahlmann, L.P. 1

Destrongnoy

1

Greig, Mrs.

Anstrucher, H. 1

Devarr, S. P.

1

Grant, J.

1 1

Arrakiel, C. J. 1

Dowers, M.

1

Glimins, R. R. 1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 4th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Pagson, G. M. E. 2 Porter, T.

Lets. Paps.

Lord, J. Lamprey, Dr.

1

1

1

Dahlberg,

Pereira,

1

Bateman, J.

Meyers, J.

Shepherd, Capt. 1 Spooner, E. H. 1 Siggery, T.

1

1

1

Palmer, J.

Dieckmann, H. 1

Herman, M.

Slackles, T. J. 1

1

Brown,

7

3

Dalrymple, T. 1

Murphy, G.

Perey, L.

Stafford, W.

1

Hart & Co., J. 1

Baker,

Maury, T.

1

1

Pautten, H.

Hay, Capt.

Swain, G.

1

5

Baker, C. F.

Milne, J.

1

1

Fenton, J. J.

1

Hook, T.

Southey, A. J. 1

2

Miller, H.

Baldamaria, F. 1

Forbes, F.

Rodrigues, A. P.1

1

Howell, H.

Swan, W.

1 1

1

Bennett, G. A. 1

Marshall, J.

Frickle & Co. 1

Rocha, Sor. D.}

Hamilton, J. W. 1

McGurn, W.

2

Clare, W.

Ferdinand

J., Manila J

}

1r.

2

1

Higgins, H.

1

Cumming,

1

Coath, W.

1

2 60

Fergusson, R. 1

Mayo, C.

1

Rozzell, W.

2

Hale, B.

1

Meredith, J.

1

Farnam, G. B. 1

Harper, Dr.

Remedios, C. Snra.1

LO

McDonald,

3

Costa, F. D.

1

Champs C.

Graves

1

2

Harris, W. A. 1 Hoof,

Robinson, Capt. 3

Renaud,

1

1

Nielsen, C. P. 1

Reddell, W.

1

Chaves, M.

1

Gerhold, C.

2

Hirshbruner, T. 1

Napier, J.

1

Clarke, F.

Globe Parcel Co.)

Ramsdell, O. 1

Carter,

Agents for the

1

Clery, H. G.

Gavilla, A. R. 1

Dorman, D.

1 3

Gibson, J. Capt. 1 Gibbs, E.

1

Jump, G.

Kemp Mr. 1 Kretschmann, 1

Robinson, James 1

Thomas, L. Tayloy, Revd. 1 Titens, Capt.

Tucker, S. A.

Thompson, J. 1

Walker, J Wilson,

13

1

Otto,

1

Wolff,

Smith

3

Worsfold,

1

3

Pickering, C.W.2 Pimm, J.

Souza

1

3

Satton, D.

Lotters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anne Bowen

2

Competitor 1

Avalanche

2

Calcutta

1

Emma

1

Avenir

2

Conflict

2

Empress

Aunt Lessy

2

Champion

1

Elizabeth Dawson 2

Anglo Saxon

1

Creton

1

East Indian

2

Alpaca

1

Catharine

2

Edith

1

Akindo

1

Cezar

1

Youngman, E. 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 4th March, 1864.

Edward Percy 1

Letters. Papers.

New York Normen Norwood

Letters. Papers.

1

Sorie

Lets. Pape

1

Sooloo

1

Sardinia

Surat

1

Spy

1

17

7

Josephine 1 Julia Ann

James Lawrence 1

Nagasaki

Khusrovie

1

Kung Man

1

King Fisher

1

Anita

Canton

Feroze Shah

Amoy

6

1

Canaan

5

Fanny Fern

1

Oasis Olympia Oriental Onward

August

Continent

1

Fair Wind

Luna

1

2

Achilles

5

3

Chandernagore 10

4

Lucky Star

Orne

Alicia Annie

Caduceus

2

Granville

Laure

Obey

1

Osaca

Alma

1

Childers

1

Glaucester

3

1

Octavia

2151

2121K HHH?

Sebastapol

Sea Witch

Spirit of the Age 1

Surprise

??

Argus

1

Confiance

Glendoveer

Maria L. Antonietta 3

Ann Reddin

1

China

1

Gazelle

Maggie Atkinson 4

1

Pambert

1

Sonora Sigmar Scawfell

Sehah Jehan

Typhoon

2

1

1

1

Cosmao

1

Mary Warren

1

Princess of Wales 2

Benefactor 1

Henrietta

Brilliant

1 1

Dictator

1

Hydaspes

Bucton Castle 1

Dorcas Prince 1

Helios

Burlington 4

1

Day Break

1

Hornet

2211d

1

Merchantman

6

Princes Royal 1

Melbrek

3

Penguin

2

Thalaba Thetis

Unrivelled

25

2104

Mercury

2

Portland

Mencius

1

Pruth

Bristow

1

Diana

8

Maria Barlett 2

Virginia Verona

1

1

Bonauza

1

Dolphin

1

Independence

Mary Frazier

1

Queen of England 1

Bloomer

1

Dirigo

1

Isaac Jeans 1

Music

1

Queen Bee

2

Willey

Bow & Urgent 1

Denmark

10

Indiaman

3

Mary

Bonanza

1

Dashing Wave 1

Wandering Jew 1

Madalia

1

Renown

1

Bertha

Devonshire 1

Jacatra

Johanna

Castle

3

Elphine

1

John Bibby

CO LO T

Monsoon Marion M. Mitchell

Rifleman

1

W. Continent Winchester

1

1

Royal Alfred

1

2

Royal Saxon

1

Yang-tsze

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 4th Diarch, 1864.

Algerine Brisk

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

1

Bustard

1

Clown Cormorant

1

Centaur

Flamer Grasshopper Havoc

2

6

Haughty

Janus

Leven

Manila

2

Osprey

1

Ringdove

1

Tartar

2

P. Charlotte

Severn

1

Slaney

2

Valorous Vigilant

2

1

Rifleman Rattler

2 2

1

Scylla

1

Swallow

Weazel

1

Cookesly, Major

Dennis Gannon

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 4th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

1

Lets. Paps.

Taylor, Captain

1

Walker E. R.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

1

Lawson, Lieut. 59th Regt.

2

Pivate Marthin Bergin

1

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

1

Ridgway, Lieut., 94th Regt. 1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1864.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

Between

HONGKONG.

FOREIGN ATTACHMENT.

GEORGE REINHOLD LAMMERT and JAMES ATKINSON, Plaintiffs,

and

J. RITCHIE, Defendant. HEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named George Reinhold Lammert and James Atkinson trading under the style or firm of “ Lainmert, Atkinson and Company" against the above named J. Ritchie to recover the sum of Eleven Hundred and Thirteen Dollars and Thirty Cents for goods bargained and sold by the Plaintiffs to the Defend- ant and it being alleged that the said J. Ritchie does not reside within the Island or its Dependen- cies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Fourteenth day of March next, wherein Antonio Jos? das Freitas is Gar- nishees.

Notice is hereby given that if any time before final judgment in this action, the said J. Ritchie or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea re- quired by the Ordinance of this Island intituled An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Pro- cess in actions at Law against persons absent from this Colony "the said Attachment may be

66

dissolved.

Dated the 26th day of February, 1864.

HENRY KINGSMILL, Plaintiff's Attorney.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR was admitted a

MR. JAMES was

      SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 25th January, 1864.

STEAM FOR

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

THE

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam-ship "ORISSA,” Captain PARISH, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Tuesday, the 15th March, 1864, at 2 P.M.

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

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 Condition 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 March, 1864.

M'

NOTICE.

R. HENRY HUBBARD is admitted a

Partner in our Firm.

DENT & Co. Hongkong, 22nd February, 1864.

NOTICE.

Tinte in the firm of FARBRIDGE, HOL-

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. Jonn

LIDAY & Co., Manchester, and in our houses in China, ceused on the 31st December, 1863.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

WR

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC. EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

NOTICE.

89

HE interest and responsibility in our firm of the are M. ANDREW BRAND ceased on the 31st December, 1862.

The partners now are: Robert Smith, Thos. David Neave, Robert Richard Westall, Robert Brand, and Randal Humpston Chambers.

SMITH, KENNEDY & Co. China, 21st November, 1863.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. FRANCIS PARRY and MR. THOMAS SMITII are authorized to sign our Firm from this date.

BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

THE

NOTICE.

HE 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.

NOTICE.

THE business of the undersigned will from and after this date be carried on under the Style of REYNOLDS & Co., and Mr. J. A. DOS REMEDIOS is duly authorized to sign the same per procuration.

THIOS. J. REYNOLDS.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1863.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING. ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

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

Oswald's Terrace,

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

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

SOIT

QUI

?MAL·

OROIT

DIE

ET

MON

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 11.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 12TH MARCH, 1864.

VOL. X.

No. 45.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Letter from the Board of Trade, in reply to a communication from this Government on the subject of Certificates granted to Masters and Mates of the Mercantile Marine under Ordinance No. 17 of 1860, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th March, 1864.

(Copy.)

Mr. Farrer to the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies.

OFFICE OF COMMITTEE OF PRIVY COUNCIL FOR TRADE, MARINE DEPARTMENT, WHITEHALL, 18th December, 1863.

SIR,—I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 1st Instant, transmitting for the consideration of their Lordships a Copy of a Despatch from the Officer Ad- ministering the Government of Hongkong respecting the application of the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1854 to Masters and Mates of Vessels belonging to that Colony who have passed examinations for Certificates under the Colonial Ordinance No. 17, 1860.

    In reply I am to acquaint you for the information of Secretary His Grace The Duke of Newcastle that the Imperial Statute does not enable the Board of Trade to give to Certificates granted by Colonial Examination Boards the same effect as if they had been granted in the United Kingdom under the supervision and control of this Board. Whether, considering the extent and variety of the different Colonies, it would be possible to amend the Act in this respect may be a matter for consi- deration. But as the Law at present stands the Board of Trade are bound by it.

I am further to point out that Masters and Mates possessing Colonial Certificates of Competency are permitted to go up for examination before Local Marine Boards in this Country without the payment of a Fee on producing to their Examiner their Colonial Certificates. If however they fail in their first Examination they are charged the usual Fees on any subsequent attempt to pass. Further, Colonial Vessels are allowed to clear from the United Kingdom without production of any Certifi- cates for the Masters or Mates if they are bound to their Colony as their ultimate destination, notwithstanding that they may touch at other places or Countries before arriving there.

Lastly I am to point out that the Imperial Act requiring the production of Certificates applies only to Vessels entering or leaving Ports in the United Kingdom and that consequently there is nothing in that Act to prevent a Vessel clearing from one Port in the East to another, with a Master who does not posses a Certificate.-I have, &c.

THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE,

(Signed,)

T. H. FARRER.

Colonial Office.

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified that holders of the Silver or Copper currency of the United Kingdom (now no longer a legal tender within this Colony) can have those Coins exchanged for the new subsidiary currency by application at the Colonial Treasury up to the 19th instant.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

92

No. 47.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH MARCH, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   With reference to the Proclamation of His Excellency the Governor, No. 37 of 27th Ultimo, the subjoined extract from a Letter addressed by the Acting Colonial Secretary to the Chamber of Commerce on 3rd September last is published for general information.

   As notwithstanding such communication to the Chamber some misapprehension appears still to exist relative to the documents required by this Government before a Permit to Ship Military Stores can be granted, the attention of those interested is particularly called to the following conditions. "Permits will be given as heretofore to applicants authorized on behalf of the Imperial Government of China. "The conditions of these permits I am instructed to particularize as follows:-

"1stly. A Certificate given by the British Consul to the Officer who may be deputed by the Chinese Government for the

"purchase of Military Stores, specifying the kind and quantity required; or

((

2ndly. An Original Certificate by the Commissioner of Customs stating the kind and quantity of Military Stores "required by the Chinese Government; the signature of the Commissioner being certified by the British Consul."

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor is pleased to approve the appointment of John Dollman, Esquire, M. R. C. S. E., to be Superintendent of the Civil Hospital, in place of Dr. Rice, resigned.

The appointment will date from the 10th January last.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th March, 1864.

No. 40.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Tenders will be received at this Office up to noon of Wednesday, the 23rd Instant, 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. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st March, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Pursuant to notice from the Colonial Treasury, bearing date 12th February last, Crown Lessees are informed that the List of Defaulters in arrears of Crown Rents is being prepared for transmission to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th March, 1864.

FREDERICK FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

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

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

March, 5,

30.17

54

30.17

53

30.17

53

6,

30.18

52

30.17

55

30.15

57

,,

30.14

57

30.12

59

30.10

60

"

8,

30.12

59

30.12

59

30.13

60

""

9,

30.13

60

30.10

61

30.07

63

"

10,

30.11

64

30.09

64

30.07

64

"

11,

30.08

64

30.07

65

30.02

65

92

No. 47.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH MARCH, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   With reference to the Proclamation of His Excellency the Governor, No. 37 of 27th Ultimo, the subjoined extract from a Letter addressed by the Acting Colonial Secretary to the Chamber of Commerce on 3rd September last is published for general information.

   As notwithstanding such communication to the Chamber some misapprehension appears still to exist relative to the documents required by this Government before a Permit to Ship Military Stores can be granted, the attention of those interested is particularly called to the following conditions. "Permits will be given as heretofore to applicants authorized on behalf of the Imperial Government of China. "The conditions of these permits I am instructed to particularize as follows:-

"1stly. A Certificate given by the British Consul to the Officer who may be deputed by the Chinese Government for the

"purchase of Military Stores, specifying the kind and quantity required; or

((

2ndly. An Original Certificate by the Commissioner of Customs stating the kind and quantity of Military Stores "required by the Chinese Government; the signature of the Commissioner being certified by the British Consul."

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor is pleased to approve the appointment of John Dollman, Esquire, M. R. C. S. E., to be Superintendent of the Civil Hospital, in place of Dr. Rice, resigned.

The appointment will date from the 10th January last.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th March, 1864.

No. 40.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Tenders will be received at this Office up to noon of Wednesday, the 23rd Instant, 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. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st March, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Pursuant to notice from the Colonial Treasury, bearing date 12th February last, Crown Lessees are informed that the List of Defaulters in arrears of Crown Rents is being prepared for transmission to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th March, 1864.

FREDERICK FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

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

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

March, 5,

30.17

54

30.17

53

30.17

53

6,

30.18

52

30.17

55

30.15

57

,,

30.14

57

30.12

59

30.10

60

"

8,

30.12

59

30.12

59

30.13

60

""

9,

30.13

60

30.10

61

30.07

63

"

10,

30.11

64

30.09

64

30.07

64

"

11,

30.08

64

30.07

65

30.02

65

DATE.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH MARCH, 1864.

BAROMETER.

6 A.M.

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.

WET BULB.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

Min. Max.

6A.M. 3 P.M.

93

WINDS.

6 A.M.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

NOON

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F.

Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

O

1864.

Mar.

5 28.37 28.40 28.38 28.38 28.38 45.00 50.00 49.00 44.00 48.00 47.00 42.00 51.30 E?N

2 ENE

2 NW

1

Overcast and cloudy.

}

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6 E

4 E

3

Do.

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31

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3 E

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28.33 28.35 28.37 28.34 28.28 51.30 56.00 52.30 50.00 53.30|52.00 50.00 57.00 E?N

3 E

5 E

5

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sing fog.

9

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*

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11 28.35 28.37 28.34 28.29 28.29 57,00|63,00 59.00 54,30 56.30 55.30 54.00 63.30 E

3 EbS

3 E

2

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fine; 3 P.M. overcast and cloudy.

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3 E

3

co

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4 E

5 E

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4 Very fine.

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POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers.

Devarr, S. P. 1

Arrakiel, C. J. 1

Dowers, M.

Grant, J. Glimins, R. R.

1

1

Adolphus, E. 1

Dahlberg, 1

Gardner, C. J. 1

Dieckmann, H. 1

Bateman, J.

1

Dalrymple, T. 1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 11th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Anstrucher, H. 1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Pagson, G. M. E. 2

Lets. Paps.

Shepherd, Capt. 1 Spooner, E. H. 1 Siggery, T.

1

Slackles, T. J. 1

Lord, J.

Lamprey, Dr. 1

Porter, T.

1

Pereira,

2

Meyers, J.

1

Palmer, J.

Herman, M.

Murphy, G.

Perey, L.

Stafford, W.

1

Brown,

7

3

Dapr?,

1

Hart & Co., J. 1

Maury, T.

Pautten, H.

1

Southey, A. J. 1

Baker,

1

Hay, Capt.

5

Milne, J.

1

Potter, Mrs.

2

Swan, W.

1

1

Baker, C. F.

1

Fenton, J. J.

1

Hook, T.

2

Miller, H.

1

Baldamaria, F. 1

Forbes, F.

Simons, F.

1

1

Howell, H.

1

Marshall, J.

1

Rodrigues, A. P.1

Bennett, G. A. 1

Frickle & Co.

1

Hamilton, J. W. 1

McGurn, W.

Ferdinand

2

Higgins, H.

Mayo, C.

J., Manila

Clare, W.

Fergusson, R.

1

1

Hale, B.

Meredith, J.

1

Rozzell, W.

Rocha, Sor. D. 1r.

2

Thomas, L.

6

Tayloy, Revd. 1

Cumming,

1

Coath, W.

1

25

Farnam, G. B. 1

Harper, Dr.

Titens, Capt.

1

5

McDonald,

Remedios, C. Snra.1

Tucker, S. A.

1

Harris, W. A. 1

Robinson, Capt. 3

Costa, F. D.

1

Graves

1

Thompson, J.

1

Hoof,

1

Chaves, M.

2

Gerhold, C.

Clarke, F.

1

Globe Parcel Co.)

Carter,

1

Agents for the f

Clery, H. G.

Gavilla, A. R. 1

Hirshbruner, T. 1

Jump, G.

1 Joll, J.

Nielsen, C. P. Napier, J.

1

Renaud,

1

1

Reddell, W.

1

Walker, J

Ramsdell, O.

1

Wilson,

1 3

Otto, Owens, W.

1

Robinson, James 1

Wolff,

1

Worsfold,

1

3

Gibson, J. Capt. 1

Smith

3

Dorman, D.

1

Gibbs, E.

Destrongnoy

1

Greig, Mrs.

Kemp Mr. Kretschmann, 1

Pickering, C.W.2 Pimm, J.

3

Souza

1

Youngman, E. 1

Satton, D. 1

Letters. Papers.

Avenir

Aunt Lessy

Anglo Saxon 1

Competitor 1

Calcutta

Conflict

Emma

Empress

1

Avalanche

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 11th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

2

Castle

2

2 1

Letters. Papers.

3

Edward Percy 1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Josephine

1

Oasis

2

Surat

1

Khusrovie

1

Olympia

1

Spy

1

Oriental

2

Sebastapol

17

Elizabeth Dawson 2

Luna

Onward

1

Sea Witch

7

Alpaca

Akindo

Anita

1

Champion

East Indian

2

1

Creton

1

Edith

1

Lucky Star Laure

2

Orne

Sonora

1

1

Obey

1

Sigmar

1

1

Catharine

Osaca

1

Scawfell

1

Amoy

6

1

Cezar

Fanny Fern

1

Maggie Atkinson 4

1

Octavia

1

Sehah Jehan

1

August

1

Canton

Mary Warren

1

Sky Lark

1

Achilles

5 3

Canaan

5

Granville

1

Merchantman

6

Pambert

1

Alicia Annie

Continent

1

Glaucester 3

1

Melbrek

3

Princess of Wales 2

Typhoon

Alma

1

Chandernagore 10

4

Argus

1

Caduceus

2

Glendoveer 1 Gazelle

Mercury

2

Princes Royal

Thalaba

1

Mencius

1

Portland

2

Thetis

G?N

25

Ann Reddin

Childers

1

Mary Frazier

1

Pruth

1

Annie

Confiance

1

Henrietta

China

1

Hydaspes

22

1

Music

1

Unrivelled

1

1

Mary

Queen of England 1

Brilliant

Cosmao

1

Madalia

Queen Bee

2

Virginia

1

Bucton Castle 1

Burlington

4

1

Dictator

1

Bonanza

1

Dorcas Prince 1

Independence

Isaac Jeans Indiaman

C - CO

Monsoon

Verona

1

1

Marion

1

Renown

1

3

M. Mitchell

2

Rifleman

1

Willey

2

Bloomer

1

Day Break

1

Royal Alfred

1

Bow & Urgent 1

Diana

8

Jacatra

Bonanza

Bertha

1

Dolphin Dirigo

Johanna

John Bibby

New York Normen Norwood

2

W. Continent 1 Winchester

1

Sorie

Sardinia

2 1

Yang-tsze

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 11th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Algerine

Brisk

Bustard

Clown Cormorant

1

1

2

Centaur

Flamer Grasshopper

Havoc

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Haughty

2

Osprey

1

Ringdove

Letters. Papers.

1

Lets. Paps.

Tartar

Janus

Leven

2

P. Charlotte

7

Severn

1

Slaney

2

1

Valorous Vigilant

2

1

Manila

Rifleman Rattler

2

Scylla

1

Swallow

Weazel

Cookesly, Major

Dennis Gannon

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 11th March, 1864.

Lets. Paps.

1

Letters. Papers.

1

Taylor, Captain

Walker E. R.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

1

Lawson, Lieut. 59th Regt.

2

Pivate Marthin Bergin

1

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

1

Ridgway, Lieut., 94th Regt. 1

DATE.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH MARCH, 1864.

BAROMETER.

6 A.M.

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.

WET BULB.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

Min. Max.

6A.M. 3 P.M.

93

WINDS.

6 A.M.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

NOON

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F.

Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

O

1864.

Mar.

5 28.37 28.40 28.38 28.38 28.38 45.00 50.00 49.00 44.00 48.00 47.00 42.00 51.30 E?N

2 ENE

2 NW

1

Overcast and cloudy.

}

6 28.45 28.45 28.42 28.42 28.40 45.00 52.00 48.00 44.00 49.00 45.00 43.00 53.00 E

6 E

4 E

3

Do.

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31

7 28.33 28.39 28.39 28.39 28.33 45.00 54.00 53.00 45.00 50.00 49.00 46.00 55.00 E

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5 EbN

3 E

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8

28.33 28.35 28.37 28.34 28.28 51.30 56.00 52.30 50.00 53.30|52.00 50.00 57.00 E?N

3 E

5 E

5

,,

Cleudy, from 11 A.M. fine, but hazy; 5.30 P.M. pas-

sing fog.

9

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*

28.35 28.38 28.38 28.35 28.33 51.00 57.00 56.00 51.00 56.00 55.00 50.00 58.00 E?N

10 28.38 28.38 28.38 28.34 28.30 56,00 62.00 60.30 55.00 60.00 58.30 53.30 68.00 E?N

11 28.35 28.37 28.34 28.29 28.29 57,00|63,00 59.00 54,30 56.30 55.30 54.00 63.30 E

3 EbS

3 E

2

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fine; 3 P.M. overcast and cloudy.

?

2 E

3 E

3

co

?

4 E

5 E

Fine.

4 Very fine.

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POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers.

Devarr, S. P. 1

Arrakiel, C. J. 1

Dowers, M.

Grant, J. Glimins, R. R.

1

1

Adolphus, E. 1

Dahlberg, 1

Gardner, C. J. 1

Dieckmann, H. 1

Bateman, J.

1

Dalrymple, T. 1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 11th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Anstrucher, H. 1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Pagson, G. M. E. 2

Lets. Paps.

Shepherd, Capt. 1 Spooner, E. H. 1 Siggery, T.

1

Slackles, T. J. 1

Lord, J.

Lamprey, Dr. 1

Porter, T.

1

Pereira,

2

Meyers, J.

1

Palmer, J.

Herman, M.

Murphy, G.

Perey, L.

Stafford, W.

1

Brown,

7

3

Dapr?,

1

Hart & Co., J. 1

Maury, T.

Pautten, H.

1

Southey, A. J. 1

Baker,

1

Hay, Capt.

5

Milne, J.

1

Potter, Mrs.

2

Swan, W.

1

1

Baker, C. F.

1

Fenton, J. J.

1

Hook, T.

2

Miller, H.

1

Baldamaria, F. 1

Forbes, F.

Simons, F.

1

1

Howell, H.

1

Marshall, J.

1

Rodrigues, A. P.1

Bennett, G. A. 1

Frickle & Co.

1

Hamilton, J. W. 1

McGurn, W.

Ferdinand

2

Higgins, H.

Mayo, C.

J., Manila

Clare, W.

Fergusson, R.

1

1

Hale, B.

Meredith, J.

1

Rozzell, W.

Rocha, Sor. D. 1r.

2

Thomas, L.

6

Tayloy, Revd. 1

Cumming,

1

Coath, W.

1

25

Farnam, G. B. 1

Harper, Dr.

Titens, Capt.

1

5

McDonald,

Remedios, C. Snra.1

Tucker, S. A.

1

Harris, W. A. 1

Robinson, Capt. 3

Costa, F. D.

1

Graves

1

Thompson, J.

1

Hoof,

1

Chaves, M.

2

Gerhold, C.

Clarke, F.

1

Globe Parcel Co.)

Carter,

1

Agents for the f

Clery, H. G.

Gavilla, A. R. 1

Hirshbruner, T. 1

Jump, G.

1 Joll, J.

Nielsen, C. P. Napier, J.

1

Renaud,

1

1

Reddell, W.

1

Walker, J

Ramsdell, O.

1

Wilson,

1 3

Otto, Owens, W.

1

Robinson, James 1

Wolff,

1

Worsfold,

1

3

Gibson, J. Capt. 1

Smith

3

Dorman, D.

1

Gibbs, E.

Destrongnoy

1

Greig, Mrs.

Kemp Mr. Kretschmann, 1

Pickering, C.W.2 Pimm, J.

3

Souza

1

Youngman, E. 1

Satton, D. 1

Letters. Papers.

Avenir

Aunt Lessy

Anglo Saxon 1

Competitor 1

Calcutta

Conflict

Emma

Empress

1

Avalanche

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 11th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

2

Castle

2

2 1

Letters. Papers.

3

Edward Percy 1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Josephine

1

Oasis

2

Surat

1

Khusrovie

1

Olympia

1

Spy

1

Oriental

2

Sebastapol

17

Elizabeth Dawson 2

Luna

Onward

1

Sea Witch

7

Alpaca

Akindo

Anita

1

Champion

East Indian

2

1

Creton

1

Edith

1

Lucky Star Laure

2

Orne

Sonora

1

1

Obey

1

Sigmar

1

1

Catharine

Osaca

1

Scawfell

1

Amoy

6

1

Cezar

Fanny Fern

1

Maggie Atkinson 4

1

Octavia

1

Sehah Jehan

1

August

1

Canton

Mary Warren

1

Sky Lark

1

Achilles

5 3

Canaan

5

Granville

1

Merchantman

6

Pambert

1

Alicia Annie

Continent

1

Glaucester 3

1

Melbrek

3

Princess of Wales 2

Typhoon

Alma

1

Chandernagore 10

4

Argus

1

Caduceus

2

Glendoveer 1 Gazelle

Mercury

2

Princes Royal

Thalaba

1

Mencius

1

Portland

2

Thetis

G?N

25

Ann Reddin

Childers

1

Mary Frazier

1

Pruth

1

Annie

Confiance

1

Henrietta

China

1

Hydaspes

22

1

Music

1

Unrivelled

1

1

Mary

Queen of England 1

Brilliant

Cosmao

1

Madalia

Queen Bee

2

Virginia

1

Bucton Castle 1

Burlington

4

1

Dictator

1

Bonanza

1

Dorcas Prince 1

Independence

Isaac Jeans Indiaman

C - CO

Monsoon

Verona

1

1

Marion

1

Renown

1

3

M. Mitchell

2

Rifleman

1

Willey

2

Bloomer

1

Day Break

1

Royal Alfred

1

Bow & Urgent 1

Diana

8

Jacatra

Bonanza

Bertha

1

Dolphin Dirigo

Johanna

John Bibby

New York Normen Norwood

2

W. Continent 1 Winchester

1

Sorie

Sardinia

2 1

Yang-tsze

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 11th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Algerine

Brisk

Bustard

Clown Cormorant

1

1

2

Centaur

Flamer Grasshopper

Havoc

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Haughty

2

Osprey

1

Ringdove

Letters. Papers.

1

Lets. Paps.

Tartar

Janus

Leven

2

P. Charlotte

7

Severn

1

Slaney

2

1

Valorous Vigilant

2

1

Manila

Rifleman Rattler

2

Scylla

1

Swallow

Weazel

Cookesly, Major

Dennis Gannon

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 11th March, 1864.

Lets. Paps.

1

Letters. Papers.

1

Taylor, Captain

Walker E. R.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

1

Lawson, Lieut. 59th Regt.

2

Pivate Marthin Bergin

1

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

1

Ridgway, Lieut., 94th Regt. 1

94

THE

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH MARCH, 1864.

NOTICE.

HE next Criminal Sessions of the Supreme Court, will be held on Friday, the eighteenth day of March, A.D. 1864, at ten o'clock in the forenoon.

IT

By the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

SUMMARY JURISDICTION COURT.

T is hereby notified that the next sitting of

the above-named Court will be held on Wednesday, the 16th instant, at 10 A.M.

By Order of Court,

HENRY J. HOLMES, Clerk of Court: Court House, Hongkong, 9th March, 1864.

In re the Estate of the late THOMAS ROBERTS.

NOTICE. All persons indebted to the above

Estate are requested to make immediate payment, and all claims against the Estate must be forwarded to the undersigned before the Thirtyeth day of June, A.D. 1864.

ALEXANDER WILSON,

Executor.

Hongkong, 12th March, 1864.

STEAM FOR

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

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam-ship

14th March; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 13th.

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 Condition 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 March, 1864.

MR

NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR was admitted a

partner in our Firm on the 1st instant.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 25th January, 1864.

THEA "ORISSA," Captain PARISH, with Her TH

Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Tuesday, the 15th March, 1864, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th March, SPECIE until Noon on the

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN WISE in the firm of FARBRIDGE, HOL- LIDAY & Co., Manchester, and in our houses in China, ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

THE

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.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

NOTICE.

R. HENRY HUBBARD is admitted a

MR.Partner in our FIRD.

DENT & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd February, 1864.

NOTICE.

R. FRANCIS PARRY and MR. THOMAS

from this date.

Ruthorized sign our

BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC. EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

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

DIE

SOIT.

QUI

MALO

COROIT

ET

MON

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 12.

Published by Authority,

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 19TH MARCH, 1864.

VOL. X.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 3 of 1864.

FRIDAY, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1864.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the GOVERNOR, and all the Members.

The Council met to-day by special Summons.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 16th January, were read and approved.

The Jury List for the year commencing from the 1st March, 1864, was revised and agreed to,-75 of

the names therein being designated as Special Jurors.

In the course of revision it was unanimously resolved, that Chemists and Druggists should be exempted from serving as Jurors, and such names on the List were accordingly struck out. The Governor in moving that the Bill for the establishment of a Mint be read a second time, observed that Honorable Members were already in possession of all the information which he could. afford in explanation of the proposed undertaking.

Question put and carried.

The Bill was read a second time, and the Council went into Committee upon the said Bill; and after

the adoption of certain verbal amendments which were agreed to by the Council,—

His Excellency moved that this Bill as amended do pass, and that the Title be-"An Ordinance for

establishing a Mint in the Colony of Hongkong."

Question put and carried, the Ordinance being numbered "No. 2 of 1864."

The Council adjourned sine die.

Read and approved, this 19th Day of March, 1864.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON,

Governor.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Bill, read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held this day, is published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA ? CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 19th March, 1864.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH MARCH, 1864.

Title.

Preamble.

Supplementary Estimates, 1863.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIA REGINE.

No. of 1864.

By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, 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 authorize the appropriation of a Supplementary Sum not exceeding One hundred and fifty-two thousand Dollars to defray the Charges of the Year 1863.

[ March, 1864.]

Whereas it has become necessary to make further Provision for the Public Service of the Colony for the year 1863, in addition to the charge upon the Revenue for the Service of the said year already provided for in the Estimates submitted to the Legislative Council: Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

I. A Sum not exceeding One hundred and fifty-two thousand Dollars shall be, and the same is hereby, charged upon the Revenue of this Colony for the Service of the year 1863, and the said Sum so charged shall be expended as hereinafter specified, that is to

say :-

ESTABLISHMENTS :-

Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Treasurer,

Surveyor General,.

Postmaster General,

Registrar General,

Harbour Master,

Police and Lighting Rate Collector,

Supreme Court,..

Summary Jurisdiction Court,

Educational,

Medical,

Police,

Gaols,

C.

1,428.87

628.32

1,123.64

3,204.16

108.00

189.66

140.00

102.75

120.00

355.34

474.98

1,479.55

4,076.83

TOTAL ESTABLISHMENTS,

13,432.10

160.00

240.00

1,178.95

1,411.67

19,327.23

30,975.93

PENSIONS, RETIRED ALLOWANCES AND GRATUITIES,

REVENUE SERVICES,

exclusive of Establishments,

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE,

do.,

do.,

HOSPITALS,

POLICE,

GAOLS,

do.,

do.,

RENT'.

TRANSPORT.

CONVEYANCE OF MAILS,

WORKS AND BUILDINGS,.

ROADS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES, MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES,

SPECIAL EXPENSES, &c.,

?

MINT, exclusive of Establishments,

? ?

190.00 1,508.40 900.77 53,341.26

20,633.82

1,101.64

6,752.80

621.08

TOTAL,.

$151,770.65

;

No. 49.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH MARCH, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

97

The following Regulations for an Examination of Candidates for the Civil Service of India, to be held in London in the month of June or July, 1864 and 1865, are published for general information. By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

EXAMINATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE OF INDIA.

REGULATIONS

For the Open Competition of 1864, and the Further Examination of 1865.*

candidates will

for that

1. In June or July 1864, an Examination of candidates will be held in London. Not less than be selected, if so many shall be found duly qualified. Of these, will be selected for the Presidency of Bengal, [

for that of Madras, and

for the Lower Provinces,]

for the Upper Provinces, and of Bombay.t-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 1864, have transmitted to the Civil Service Commissioners, Dean's Yard, London, S.W.-

(a) A certificate of his birth, showing that his age on the 1st May 1864 will be above eighteen years and under twenty-two years;

(b) A certificate, signed by a physician or surgeon, of his having no disease, constitutional affection, or bodily in- firmity, 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 knowledget:-

English Language and Literature.-

Composition,

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

Language, Literature, and History of Greece,

Marks.

?

500 ...1,000

1,500

750

""

""

""

""

Mathematics, Pure and Mixed,

""

""

""

Rome, France,

Germany, Italy,

750

375

375

875

.1,250

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

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

500

*

** 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 ob- tained by adequate proficiency in any three.

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

Sanskrit Language and Literature,..

500

375

Arabic Language and Literature,

375

·

7,125

A

   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.||

*The Regulations are liable to be altered in future years.

announced hereafter.

The number of appointments to be made, and the number in each Presidency, and each division of the Presidency of Bengal, will be It should be understood that candidates are at liberty to name at their pleasure any or all of these branches of knowledge (sa'eet

the restriction above mentioned as to Natural Science), and that no subjects are obligatory.

"

No candidate will be considered to possess competent knowledge" unless he obtain

in Mathematics, Pure, ONE TENTH of the maximum.

""

Mixed, ONE TENTH of the maximum.

""

English,.

Classics,

ONE SIXTH of the maximum.

""

"" Oriental Languages,

""

Moral Science,

""

Natural Science,

""

Chemistry,.

""

Geology,

ONE FOURTH of the maximum,

Mineralogy,

??

Natural History,

""

"2

Electricity and Magnetism,.

Modern European Languages, ONE HALF of the maximum.

98

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH MARCH, 1864.

7. The Examination will be conducted by means of printed questions and written answers, and by viv? voce Examination. 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 (and in Bengal, the division of the Presidency) to which they shall be appointed.

9. In June or July 1865, a further Examination of the selected candidates will take place in the following subjects:-

Marks.

Sanskrit,..

500

1.

Vernacular Languages of India (each),..

400

*

*Each candidate may name one or two languages; but he must pass either in Sanskrit or in a vernacular language current in the Presidency or division of Presidency which he has selected.

2. The History and Geography of India,..

350

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

medan Law,

4. Political Economy,

1,200 350

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

necessary.

   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 subjects 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.

   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 sureties, for the due fulfil ment of the same. The stamps payable by civilians on their appointment amount to 31. 10s.

 (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 1001. to each selected Candidate who shall have passed the Further Examination in 1865 to the satisfaction of the Commissioners, and shall have complied with such rules as may be laid down for the guidance of selected candidates.

80; but

 (4.) Candidates rejected at the Further Examination of 1865 will in no case be allowed to present themselves for re-examination in 1866.

 (3.) Candidates are at liberty to send in their names and evidence of age as soon as they think fit to do evidence of health and character must bear date not earlier than the 1st March 1864.

No. 50.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified that in consequence of the Water supply at present provided being sufficient for the service of Victoria Proper only, the Water Rate will not be levied on Premises situate North- ward of the Wanchai Market and East of Albany Street till further notice.

On the South side of the road, the Police Station will be the Boundary.

W

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1864.

No. 51.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency the GOVERNOR has been pleased to recognize, provisionally, Don Ramon de Orbeta, H. C. M.'s Vice-Consul at Macao, as in Charge of the Spanish Consulate at this Port, during the temporary absence of Don Jos? de Aguilar from the Colony.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

98

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH MARCH, 1864.

7. The Examination will be conducted by means of printed questions and written answers, and by viv? voce Examination. 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 (and in Bengal, the division of the Presidency) to which they shall be appointed.

9. In June or July 1865, a further Examination of the selected candidates will take place in the following subjects:-

Marks.

Sanskrit,..

500

1.

Vernacular Languages of India (each),..

400

*

*Each candidate may name one or two languages; but he must pass either in Sanskrit or in a vernacular language current in the Presidency or division of Presidency which he has selected.

2. The History and Geography of India,..

350

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

medan Law,

4. Political Economy,

1,200 350

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

necessary.

   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 subjects 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.

   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 sureties, for the due fulfil ment of the same. The stamps payable by civilians on their appointment amount to 31. 10s.

 (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 1001. to each selected Candidate who shall have passed the Further Examination in 1865 to the satisfaction of the Commissioners, and shall have complied with such rules as may be laid down for the guidance of selected candidates.

80; but

 (4.) Candidates rejected at the Further Examination of 1865 will in no case be allowed to present themselves for re-examination in 1866.

 (3.) Candidates are at liberty to send in their names and evidence of age as soon as they think fit to do evidence of health and character must bear date not earlier than the 1st March 1864.

No. 50.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified that in consequence of the Water supply at present provided being sufficient for the service of Victoria Proper only, the Water Rate will not be levied on Premises situate North- ward of the Wanchai Market and East of Albany Street till further notice.

On the South side of the road, the Police Station will be the Boundary.

W

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1864.

No. 51.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency the GOVERNOR has been pleased to recognize, provisionally, Don Ramon de Orbeta, H. C. M.'s Vice-Consul at Macao, as in Charge of the Spanish Consulate at this Port, during the temporary absence of Don Jos? de Aguilar from the Colony.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH MARCH, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

99

The attention of the Public is called to Government Notification No. 34 of the 16th ultimo requir- ing Police and Lighting Rates due for the current Quarter to be paid into the Colonial Treasury before the 5th instant, and also to the 16th Clause of Ordinance No. 5 of 1863 under which Persons will be proceeded against who shall neglect the said requisition.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 19th March, 1864.

FREDK. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 40.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    Tenders will be received at this Office up to noon of Wednesday, the 23rd Instant, 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, 1st March, 1864.

No. 47.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to the Proclamation of His Excellency the Governor, No. 37 of 27th Ultimo, the subjoined extract from a Letter addressed by the Acting Colonial Secretary to the Chamber of Commerce on 3rd September last is published for general information.

As notwithstanding such communication to the Chamber some misapprehension appears still to exist relative to the documents required by this Government before a Permit to Ship Military Stores can be granted, the attention of those interested is particularly called to the following conditions. "Permits will be given as heretofore to applicants authorized on behalf of the Imperial Government of China. "The conditions of these permits I am instructed to particularize as follows:-

"Istly. A Certificate given by the British Consul to the Officer who may be deputed by the Chinese Government for the

"purchase of Military Stores, specifying the kind and quantity required; or

66

2ndly. An Original Certificate by the Commissioner of Customs stating the kind and quantity of Military Stores

"required by the Chinese Government; the signature of the Commissioner being certified by the British Consul.”

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

    Pursuant to notice from the Colonial Treasury, bearing date 12th February last, Crown Lessees are informed that the List of Defaulters in arrears of Crown Rents is being prepared for transmission to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th March, 1864.

FREDERICK FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

100

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH MARCH, 1864.

BAROMETER.

ITT T?VOT? TO TVA

DAY OF WEEK.

STANDARD.

ANEROID.

SELF REGIS- TERING IN

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH ENDING JANUARY, 1864.

THERMOMETER (Fahrenheit.)

HYDROMETER.

DETACHED.

SHADE.

ATTACHED IN SHADE.

DRY BULB IN WET BULD IN SHADE. SHADE.

HUMIDITY

COMPUTED. COMPLETE

DEW POINT COMPUTED.

Min.

IN SUN. IN WATER.

SATURATION =1,000.

WIND.

VELOCITY IN FEET IN 5

MINUTES.

RAIN.

IN INCHES DURING THE? PREVIOUS 24] HOURS.

STATE OF THE WEATHER.

9 A.M. 3 P.M. 9 A.M. 3 P.M. 3 P.V

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.

9 A.M.

9 A.M.

3 P.M.

1

Friday 39.34

30.24 30.10 29.90 57

50

2 Satur. 30.34 | 30.20 | 30.10 29.92

61

50

56

Sun.

30.33 30.25| 29.99 29.90

62

58

Mon.

39.34 30.35| 29.98| 20.00

66

53

03

Tues.

30.34 | 30.29 29.98

29.93

66

55

64

Wed. 30.32 30.25 29.97

29.90

55

Thurs, 39.37 | 30.20| 30.02| 29.95

64

54

61

Friday: 30.45| 80.40] 30.10 | 30.05

65

55

61

Satur. 30.40 | 30.33| 30.11

30.03

64

56

62

Sun.

30.40| 30.25

30.08 30.00

65

55

62

Mon.

30.37 | 30.30

30.02 29.95 65

55

S0.30 30.25

2 Tues.

Wed. Thurs. 30.28| 30.27 | 29.93| 29.90

92.95 29.90

65

59

62

30.25 | 30.20 29.90 29.85

68

59

57

Friday 30.37 30.42 30.35 30.07

Satur. 30.30 | 30.02 29.95 Sun. 30.37

30.34 29.90| 29.95

65-

57

30.00

60

55

60

Mon.

30.27

30.33 | 20.02 | 20.95

67

30.25

Tues. 30.25 30.20 29.90 29.85 Wed. Thurs. 30.26 30.22 20.91 2 Friday 30.20 30.21| 20.95 29.86 3 Satur, 30.23

30.20 29.91 29.85

68

67

65

29.89 04

60

30.25 29.97 | 29.90

60

Sun.

30.34

30.26| 29.09 29.91

Mon.

30.31

30.22 29.94 20.87

58

Tues. 30.27

30.21 29.03| 29.80 Wed. 30.35 30.22 29.98 29.87

55

56

50

55

8 Thurs. 30.25 | 30.15| 29.02| 29.80 58 9 Friday 30.30|30.20|29.95|29.85| ?6

45

50

44

1

29.83 Satur. 30.27 30.18 29.91 30.18 29.07| 29.88 Sun. 30.31

57

44

54

44

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60

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91

60

63

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60

62

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83

61

62

80

64

70

61

81

75

61

62

86

61

58

73

65

59

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72

81

64

67

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61

64

66

63

67

61

62

72

78

60

70

69

61

75

62

57

57

60

51

65

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48

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47

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58

59

59

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50

0.241

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59

0.427

0.267 39.03 42.00 0.330 46.03 47.07 0.431 54.06 | 54.08

Fine.

Fine.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

0.443

0.391 | 55.06 | 52.03

Do.

Do.

0.431

0.447 54.08 | 55.09

Do.

Do.

56

54

0.342 0.320 48.06 | 46.08

Do.

Do.

55

56

0.358

0.372 49.08 50.08

Do.

Do.

55

57 0.347 0.387 49.00 50.01

Do.

Do.

56

56

0.372

0.361

50.08 50.01

Do.

Do.

55

56

0.358

0.372 49.08

50.08

Do.

Do.

55

56

0.347 0.372 49.00

50.08

54

56

0.314 0.351 46.04 | 49.04

Overcast, and foggy. Do., and fine.

Overcast, but fine, Do., fine.

Fine.

Fine.

64

56

55

0.372 0.328

50.08 | 47.05

Do.

Do.

55

56

0.337 0.361

48.02 50.01

54

56

0.377 0.372 51.02

50.08

Do.

Do.

52

53

0.318 0.342 46.06

48.05

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

59

53

54

0.501 0.354 59.01

49.05

Do.

Do.

59

GO

0.456 0.474| 56.04

57.05

64

58

60

0.391 0.461 52.03

56.07

Overcast, and dull.

Overcast, and dull.

64

61

60

0.520 | 0.461

61.01

56.07

Do., cloudy and rain.

Do., and drizzling rain.

59

| 0.453 0.443| 56.02 | 55.06

32

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

56

57

0.395 0.399 52.05 52.07

60

58

55

0.427

0.869 54.06 50.06

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

54

56

0.334

0.383 47.00

51.07

55

54

0.347 0.323 49.00

Do.

Do.

41.07

Do.

Do.

57

51

0.295| 0.304 44.04| 45.05

57

51

0.302 0.304 45.02 45.05

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

50

50

51

48

49

0.309 0.323 45.09 46.09

Do.

Do.

46

48

47

46

47

48

48

46

40

49

48

44

58

581

59

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55

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45

0.285 0.275 43.08 | 42.08

46

0.285 0.285

42.08 | 42.08

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

43

0.322

0.224 46.09

37.05

54/2/

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During the

REMARKS,

f Mean daily range of temperature.. Monthly range of

13.00 degrees.

month.

do.

.25.00

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH MARCH, 1864.

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

101

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

March 12,

30.04

65

30.02

66

30.00

66

13,

30.00

65

29.93

67

29.90

67

""

14,

29.93

66

29.90

68

29.88

""

""

15,

29.96

67

29.96

67

29.96

16,

30.03

66

30.00

66

29.98

""

""

17,

29.95

65

29.92

64

29.92

18,

29.95

63

29.95

63

29.95

BRARUAR

70

67

65

64

63

""

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.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

Noon.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER..

Self Re- gistering

Min. Max.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON

P.M.

6A.M. 3 P.M.

Dirn. F.

Dirn.

F. Dirn.

F.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

1864.

Mar.

12 28.27 28.32 28.30 28.30 28.27 57.00 63.30 62.00 56.00 63.00 61.30 56,00 64.00 EbS

13 28.23.28.2828.28 28.2228.20 59.00]66.00 64.00 58.00 64.00 62.00 58.00,67.00 ESE

6 E

3 ESE

3 E

N

1 ESE

1

""

19

14 28.22 28.25 28.25 28.22 28.18 62.30 68.00 67.30 61.30 64.30 64.30 61.00 73.00 ESE

                                        1 15

27

28.22 28.22 28.22 28.22 28.22 61.00 63.00 62.30 61.00 62.00 61.30 €0.30 68.30 ESE

!

1

2 ESE

2 E

2 EbS

2

16

28.23 28.25 28.28 28.25 28.22 56.00 59.00 58.00 55.00 57.00 55.00 55.00 63.30 EbS

>>

17 28.20 28.25 28.25 28.17 28.17 56.00|58.30 57.30 55.00 56.39 56.00 55.00 60.00 E

8 ES

5 E

3 Ebs

4 E

4 ES

CO

3

3

5

10

17

18 28.14 28.14 28.14 28.10 28.10 56.00 56.30 56.00 56.00 56.30 56.00 55.00 58.30 ESE

6 EbN

3 NNW

""

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

Cloudy and heavy squalls of wind; from 10 A.M.

fine though hazy.

Thick passing fog and dew; from 10 A.M. fine.

Cloudy and passing fog; from noon fine though

foggy to the Southward. Dense fog; from 2 P.M. cloudy.

Heavy squalls of wind; from midnight dense fog; from 8 A.M. passing fog; from 11 fine though hazy. Cloudy with passing fog; from noon till 1.30 clear;

from 1.30 dense fog. Dense fog and rain.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Anstrucher, H. 1

Dorman, D.

1

Gibson, J. Capt. 1

Arrakiel, C. J. 1

Devarr, S. P.

1

Gibbs, E.

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 18th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Kemp Mr. 1

Letters. Papers.

3

Lets. Paps.

Adolphus, E.

Kretschmann, 1

Piim, J. Pagson, G. M. E.2

2

Dowers, M.

1

Greig, Mrs.

1

Porter, T.

1

Abraham, C.

Shepherd, Capt. 1 Spooner, E. H. 1 Siggery, T.

1

1

Dahlberg, 1

Grant, J.

1

Lord, J.

1

Andrew, W. D. 1

Pereira,

2

Slackles, T. J. 1

Dieckmann, H. 1

Glimins, R. R.

1

Lamprey, Dr.

1

Palmer, J.

1

Stafford, W.

2

Dalrymple, T. 1

Gardner, C. J.

1

Lee, Mrs.

2

Percy, L.

1

Southey, A. J. 1

Bateman, J.

1

Dapr?,

1

Levestone, J.

1

Pantten, H.

1

Simons, F.

1

Brown,

7

Devay,

1

Herman, M.

1

Potter, Mrs.

2

Sandilands, J.A. 3

Baker,

Daly, D. B.

1

Hart & Co., J. I

Meyers, J.

1

Pagden, H.

1

Baker, C. F.

1

Diack, J.

1

Hay, Capt.

Murphy,

Pryke, C.

1

Thomas, L.

6

Baldamaria, F. 1

Hook, T.

2

Maury, T.

1

Promoli, L.

2

Bennett, G. A. 1

Ellison, T.

1

Howell, H.

Milne, J.

1

Tayloy, Revd. 1 Titens, Capt.

1

Brighttuase, 1

Capt. Busser, E. Barrett, Capt.

}

Hamilton, J. W. 1

Miller, H.

1

Rodrigues, A. P. 1

Tucker, S. A. 1

Fenton, J. J.

1

Higgins, H.

1

McGurn, W.

3

Rocha, Sor. D.)

Forbes, F.

1

Hale, B.

1

Mayo, C.

1r.

Thompson, J.

1

1

J., Manila

Twiss, J. B.

1

Frickle & Co.

1

Harper, Dr.

5

Meredith, J.

1

Rozzell, W.

2

Ferdinand

2

Harris, W. A. 1

Fergusson, R.

2

2

Hoof,

1

McDonald, 3 Martin, S.

Remedios, C. Snra.1

Walker, J

1

1

   Clare, W. Cumining,

Robinson, Capt. 3

Wilson,

3

1

Farnam, G. B. 1

Hirshbruner, T. 1

Renaud,

1

Wolff,

1

1

Coath, W.

1

O LO

Finlay, J.

Hopson, E.

1

Costa, F. D.

1

Graves

1

Hockley, W. 2 Halse, R.

12

1

Nielsen, C. P. 2 Napier, J.

1

Reddell, W.

Worsfold,

1

3

1

Ramsdell, O.

1

1

Chaves, M.

Robinson, James 1

Youngman, E. 1

Gerhold, C.

2

Hansard, Miss 1

Otto,

1

Clarke, J. B.

3

Globe Parcel Co.)

Carter,

1

1

Agents for the f

1

Owens, W.

1

Smith

3

Clery, H. G.

1

Gavilla, A. R. 1

Jump, G. Joll, J.

1

2

Pickering, C.W.2 3

Souza Satton D.

1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 18th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Avalanche

2

Avenir

Castle Competitor 1

3 2

Dartmouth

John Bibby 1 Josephine

Norwood

Letters. Papers.

5

Lets. Paps.

1

Newland

3

Surat Spy

1

1

Anglo Saxon

1

Calcutta

1

Edward Percy 4

Sebastapol

17

Alpaca

1

Conflict

2

Emma

1

Khusrovie

1

Oasis

2

Sonora

1

Akindo

1

Champion 1

Empress

1

Kelso

1

Olympia

1

Sigmar

1

Anita

Creton

1

Elizabeth Dawson 2

Oriental

Scawfell

1

Amoy

12

1

Catharine

2

East Indian

2

Luna

Onward

Sehah Jehan

1

August

1

Cezar

1

Edward

1

Lucky Star

2

Orne

Sky Lark

Achilles

5 3

Canton

1

Laure

3

Obey

1

Soochow

Alicia Annie

2

Continent

1

Fanny Fern

1

Lloyd Raynor 1

Osaca

1

Alma

1

Caduceus

2

Fairy

1

Octavia

3

Typhoon

2

Argus

1

Childers

1

Maggie Atkinson 4

1

Thalaba

Ann Reddin

Confiance

1

Granville

1

Mary Warren

Princess of Wales 2

Thetis

Annie

1

China

1

Glaucester

3

1

Merchantman

6

Princes Royal 1

!

Auld Rukie

1

Cosmao

1

Glendovecr 1

Melbrek

3

Portland

2

Unrivelled

1

Alberta

Cutwater

City of Aber-

Gazelle

1

Mercury

2

Pruth

1

Glencoe

2

Mencius

1

Virginia

1

deen

Good Hope

1

Mary Frazier

1

Queen of England 1

Verona

1

Brilliant

1

1

Constance

1

Music

1

Queen Bee 2

Bucton Castle 1

Henrietta

Burlington 5

Dictator

1

Hadassah

Bonanza

1

Day Break

1

Homsdale

223

1

Mary

Madalia

Willey

1

Rifleman

1

W. Continent

1

Monsoon

1

Royal Alfred

1

Winchester

1

Bloomer

1

Diana

8

Bow & Urgent 1

Dolphin

1

Independence 3

M. Mitchell Madras

Robin Hood

1

Ranolina

1

Yang-tsze 3 1

Bonanza

1

Dirigo

1

Bertha

1

Bacalan

2

Denmark Demerara

1

Jacatra

Johanna

3 ?

New York Normen

1

Sorie

Sardinia

5

1

.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH MARCH, 1864.

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

101

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

March 12,

30.04

65

30.02

66

30.00

66

13,

30.00

65

29.93

67

29.90

67

""

14,

29.93

66

29.90

68

29.88

""

""

15,

29.96

67

29.96

67

29.96

16,

30.03

66

30.00

66

29.98

""

""

17,

29.95

65

29.92

64

29.92

18,

29.95

63

29.95

63

29.95

BRARUAR

70

67

65

64

63

""

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.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

Noon.

6 P.M.

THER-

MOMETER..

Self Re- gistering

Min. Max.

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON

P.M.

6A.M. 3 P.M.

Dirn. F.

Dirn.

F. Dirn.

F.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

1864.

Mar.

12 28.27 28.32 28.30 28.30 28.27 57.00 63.30 62.00 56.00 63.00 61.30 56,00 64.00 EbS

13 28.23.28.2828.28 28.2228.20 59.00]66.00 64.00 58.00 64.00 62.00 58.00,67.00 ESE

6 E

3 ESE

3 E

N

1 ESE

1

""

19

14 28.22 28.25 28.25 28.22 28.18 62.30 68.00 67.30 61.30 64.30 64.30 61.00 73.00 ESE

                                        1 15

27

28.22 28.22 28.22 28.22 28.22 61.00 63.00 62.30 61.00 62.00 61.30 €0.30 68.30 ESE

!

1

2 ESE

2 E

2 EbS

2

16

28.23 28.25 28.28 28.25 28.22 56.00 59.00 58.00 55.00 57.00 55.00 55.00 63.30 EbS

>>

17 28.20 28.25 28.25 28.17 28.17 56.00|58.30 57.30 55.00 56.39 56.00 55.00 60.00 E

8 ES

5 E

3 Ebs

4 E

4 ES

CO

3

3

5

10

17

18 28.14 28.14 28.14 28.10 28.10 56.00 56.30 56.00 56.00 56.30 56.00 55.00 58.30 ESE

6 EbN

3 NNW

""

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

Cloudy and heavy squalls of wind; from 10 A.M.

fine though hazy.

Thick passing fog and dew; from 10 A.M. fine.

Cloudy and passing fog; from noon fine though

foggy to the Southward. Dense fog; from 2 P.M. cloudy.

Heavy squalls of wind; from midnight dense fog; from 8 A.M. passing fog; from 11 fine though hazy. Cloudy with passing fog; from noon till 1.30 clear;

from 1.30 dense fog. Dense fog and rain.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Anstrucher, H. 1

Dorman, D.

1

Gibson, J. Capt. 1

Arrakiel, C. J. 1

Devarr, S. P.

1

Gibbs, E.

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 18th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Kemp Mr. 1

Letters. Papers.

3

Lets. Paps.

Adolphus, E.

Kretschmann, 1

Piim, J. Pagson, G. M. E.2

2

Dowers, M.

1

Greig, Mrs.

1

Porter, T.

1

Abraham, C.

Shepherd, Capt. 1 Spooner, E. H. 1 Siggery, T.

1

1

Dahlberg, 1

Grant, J.

1

Lord, J.

1

Andrew, W. D. 1

Pereira,

2

Slackles, T. J. 1

Dieckmann, H. 1

Glimins, R. R.

1

Lamprey, Dr.

1

Palmer, J.

1

Stafford, W.

2

Dalrymple, T. 1

Gardner, C. J.

1

Lee, Mrs.

2

Percy, L.

1

Southey, A. J. 1

Bateman, J.

1

Dapr?,

1

Levestone, J.

1

Pantten, H.

1

Simons, F.

1

Brown,

7

Devay,

1

Herman, M.

1

Potter, Mrs.

2

Sandilands, J.A. 3

Baker,

Daly, D. B.

1

Hart & Co., J. I

Meyers, J.

1

Pagden, H.

1

Baker, C. F.

1

Diack, J.

1

Hay, Capt.

Murphy,

Pryke, C.

1

Thomas, L.

6

Baldamaria, F. 1

Hook, T.

2

Maury, T.

1

Promoli, L.

2

Bennett, G. A. 1

Ellison, T.

1

Howell, H.

Milne, J.

1

Tayloy, Revd. 1 Titens, Capt.

1

Brighttuase, 1

Capt. Busser, E. Barrett, Capt.

}

Hamilton, J. W. 1

Miller, H.

1

Rodrigues, A. P. 1

Tucker, S. A. 1

Fenton, J. J.

1

Higgins, H.

1

McGurn, W.

3

Rocha, Sor. D.)

Forbes, F.

1

Hale, B.

1

Mayo, C.

1r.

Thompson, J.

1

1

J., Manila

Twiss, J. B.

1

Frickle & Co.

1

Harper, Dr.

5

Meredith, J.

1

Rozzell, W.

2

Ferdinand

2

Harris, W. A. 1

Fergusson, R.

2

2

Hoof,

1

McDonald, 3 Martin, S.

Remedios, C. Snra.1

Walker, J

1

1

   Clare, W. Cumining,

Robinson, Capt. 3

Wilson,

3

1

Farnam, G. B. 1

Hirshbruner, T. 1

Renaud,

1

Wolff,

1

1

Coath, W.

1

O LO

Finlay, J.

Hopson, E.

1

Costa, F. D.

1

Graves

1

Hockley, W. 2 Halse, R.

12

1

Nielsen, C. P. 2 Napier, J.

1

Reddell, W.

Worsfold,

1

3

1

Ramsdell, O.

1

1

Chaves, M.

Robinson, James 1

Youngman, E. 1

Gerhold, C.

2

Hansard, Miss 1

Otto,

1

Clarke, J. B.

3

Globe Parcel Co.)

Carter,

1

1

Agents for the f

1

Owens, W.

1

Smith

3

Clery, H. G.

1

Gavilla, A. R. 1

Jump, G. Joll, J.

1

2

Pickering, C.W.2 3

Souza Satton D.

1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 18th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Avalanche

2

Avenir

Castle Competitor 1

3 2

Dartmouth

John Bibby 1 Josephine

Norwood

Letters. Papers.

5

Lets. Paps.

1

Newland

3

Surat Spy

1

1

Anglo Saxon

1

Calcutta

1

Edward Percy 4

Sebastapol

17

Alpaca

1

Conflict

2

Emma

1

Khusrovie

1

Oasis

2

Sonora

1

Akindo

1

Champion 1

Empress

1

Kelso

1

Olympia

1

Sigmar

1

Anita

Creton

1

Elizabeth Dawson 2

Oriental

Scawfell

1

Amoy

12

1

Catharine

2

East Indian

2

Luna

Onward

Sehah Jehan

1

August

1

Cezar

1

Edward

1

Lucky Star

2

Orne

Sky Lark

Achilles

5 3

Canton

1

Laure

3

Obey

1

Soochow

Alicia Annie

2

Continent

1

Fanny Fern

1

Lloyd Raynor 1

Osaca

1

Alma

1

Caduceus

2

Fairy

1

Octavia

3

Typhoon

2

Argus

1

Childers

1

Maggie Atkinson 4

1

Thalaba

Ann Reddin

Confiance

1

Granville

1

Mary Warren

Princess of Wales 2

Thetis

Annie

1

China

1

Glaucester

3

1

Merchantman

6

Princes Royal 1

!

Auld Rukie

1

Cosmao

1

Glendovecr 1

Melbrek

3

Portland

2

Unrivelled

1

Alberta

Cutwater

City of Aber-

Gazelle

1

Mercury

2

Pruth

1

Glencoe

2

Mencius

1

Virginia

1

deen

Good Hope

1

Mary Frazier

1

Queen of England 1

Verona

1

Brilliant

1

1

Constance

1

Music

1

Queen Bee 2

Bucton Castle 1

Henrietta

Burlington 5

Dictator

1

Hadassah

Bonanza

1

Day Break

1

Homsdale

223

1

Mary

Madalia

Willey

1

Rifleman

1

W. Continent

1

Monsoon

1

Royal Alfred

1

Winchester

1

Bloomer

1

Diana

8

Bow & Urgent 1

Dolphin

1

Independence 3

M. Mitchell Madras

Robin Hood

1

Ranolina

1

Yang-tsze 3 1

Bonanza

1

Dirigo

1

Bertha

1

Bacalan

2

Denmark Demerara

1

Jacatra

Johanna

3 ?

New York Normen

1

Sorie

Sardinia

5

1

.

102

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH MARCH, 1864.

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 18th March, 1864.

Algerine

Letters. Papers.

1

Centaur

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Haughty

2

Osprey

Brisk

1

Flamer

6

Bustard

1

Clown

1

1

Cormorant

2

Grasshopper 1

Havoc

2

Janus

Leven

Manila

P. Charlotte 7

1

1

Rifleman Rattler

Letters. Papers.

1

Ringdove

Letters. Papers.

1

Tartar

Lets. Paps.

4

Severn

Valorous

2

1

Slaney

2

Vigilant

1

22

1

Scylla

1

Swallow

Weazel

1

Cookesly, Major

Dennis Gannon

N

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 18th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Lawson, Lieut. 59th Regt.

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

2

Pivate Marthin Bergin

1

1

In re the Estate of the late THOMAS ROBERTS. ?OTICE.-All persons indebted to the above Estate are requested to make immediate payment, and all claims against the Estate must be forwarded to the undersigned before the Thirtyeth day of June, A.D. 1864.

ALEXANDER WILSON,

Executor.

Hongkong, 12th March, 1864.

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

T

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam-ship "CHINA," Captain CURLING, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Friday, the 1st April, 1864, 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.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Oflice, 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 Condition 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, 17th March, 1864.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

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

Letters. Papers.

1

Ridgway, Lieut., 94th Regt. 1

ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

ON Saturday, the 26th March, at Noon,

the Company's Steam-ship HYDASPE, Commandant ARMSTRONG, H.I.M.N., with Her Britannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places.

*

NOTICE. The Mails, Passengers, and Cargo per Hydaspe will be transferred to the steamer Donnai at Singapore, or at Galle on board the Imperatrice.

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.

Le 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 ? 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 4 P.M., on the 23rd of March; Specie and Parcels until 5 o'clock P.M. on the 25th.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Government, and must he 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. C. BERTRAND, Agent.

Hongkong, 17th March, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC. EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

MR.

Taylor, Captain

Walker E. R.

NOTICE.

Lets. Paps.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR was admitted a

partner in our Firm on the 1st instant.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 25th January, 1864.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN WISE in the firm of FARBRIDGE, HOL- LIDAY & Co., Manchester, and in our houses in China, ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

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.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

M

NOTICE.

R. HENRY HUBBARD is admitted a

Partner in our Firm.

DENT & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd February, 1864.

NOTICE.

MR. FRANCIS PARRY and MR. THOMAS

SMITH are authorized to sign our Firm from this date.

BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

PART

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.

Oswald's Terrace,

D. NORONHA.

Hong kong, 10th January, 1863.

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

102

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH MARCH, 1864.

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 18th March, 1864.

Algerine

Letters. Papers.

1

Centaur

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Haughty

2

Osprey

Brisk

1

Flamer

6

Bustard

1

Clown

1

1

Cormorant

2

Grasshopper 1

Havoc

2

Janus

Leven

Manila

P. Charlotte 7

1

1

Rifleman Rattler

Letters. Papers.

1

Ringdove

Letters. Papers.

1

Tartar

Lets. Paps.

4

Severn

Valorous

2

1

Slaney

2

Vigilant

1

22

1

Scylla

1

Swallow

Weazel

1

Cookesly, Major

Dennis Gannon

N

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 18th March, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Lawson, Lieut. 59th Regt.

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

2

Pivate Marthin Bergin

1

1

In re the Estate of the late THOMAS ROBERTS. ?OTICE.-All persons indebted to the above Estate are requested to make immediate payment, and all claims against the Estate must be forwarded to the undersigned before the Thirtyeth day of June, A.D. 1864.

ALEXANDER WILSON,

Executor.

Hongkong, 12th March, 1864.

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

T

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam-ship "CHINA," Captain CURLING, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Friday, the 1st April, 1864, 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.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PAS- SAGE, apply at the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Oflice, 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 Condition 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, 17th March, 1864.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

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

Letters. Papers.

1

Ridgway, Lieut., 94th Regt. 1

ALSO,

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

ON Saturday, the 26th March, at Noon,

the Company's Steam-ship HYDASPE, Commandant ARMSTRONG, H.I.M.N., with Her Britannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places.

*

NOTICE. The Mails, Passengers, and Cargo per Hydaspe will be transferred to the steamer Donnai at Singapore, or at Galle on board the Imperatrice.

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.

Le 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 ? 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 4 P.M., on the 23rd of March; Specie and Parcels until 5 o'clock P.M. on the 25th.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages destined beyond Suez is required by the Egyptian Government, and must he 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. C. BERTRAND, Agent.

Hongkong, 17th March, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

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Canton, 1st January, 1864.

MR.

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Lets. Paps.

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SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 25th January, 1864.

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Hongkong, 22nd February, 1864.

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Government Gazette.

No. 13.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 26TH MARCH, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. X.

The following Bill, read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 19th Instant, is published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 24th March, 1864.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. OF 1864.

By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, 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 give effect to Her Majesty's Regulations for the observance of Neutrality during the existing hostilities between the United States and the States calling themselves the Confederate States of America.

[

March, 1864.]

Whereas Her Majesty has expressed her full determination to observe the duties of neutrality during the existing hostilities between the United States and the States calling themselves the Confederate States of America and has resolved to prevent as far as possible the use of Her Majesty's Harbours, Ports and Coasts and the Waters within Her Majesty's territorial jurisdiction in aid of the warlike purposes of either belligerent; And whereas in furtherance of such Her Majesty's determination so expressed as aforesaid Her Majesty has (amongst other things) caused it to be notified and published that no Ship of War or Privateer of either belligerent should be permitted while in any Port, Roadstead or Waters subject to the territorial jurisdiction of Her Majesty to take in any supplies except provisions and such other things as might be requisite for the subsistence of her Crew, and except so much Coal only as would be sufficient to carry such vessel to the nearest port of her own country or to some nearer destination and that no Coal should be again supplied to any such Ship of War or Privateer in the same or any other Port, Roadstead or Waters subject to the territorial jurisdiction of Her Majesty without special permission, until after the expiration of three months from the time when such Coal should have been last supplied to her within British Waters as aforesaid; And whereas the circumstances of this Colony are such as to render it necessary in order to give full effect to Her Majesty's intention as aforesaid that recourse be had to local enactment: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong by and with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof as follows:-

Title.

Preamble.

Ammunition, &c., to

I. Whosoever shall furnish or supply, or shall contract or agree to furnish or sup- Furnishing Arms, ply, or shall knowingly aid or assist in furnishing or supplying, or shall knowingly cause ships of War, &c., or procure to be furnished or supplied, to any Ship of War or Privateer of the United of either belligerent

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Government Gazette.

No. 13.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 26TH MARCH, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. X.

The following Bill, read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 19th Instant, is published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 24th March, 1864.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. OF 1864.

By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, 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 give effect to Her Majesty's Regulations for the observance of Neutrality during the existing hostilities between the United States and the States calling themselves the Confederate States of America.

[

March, 1864.]

Whereas Her Majesty has expressed her full determination to observe the duties of neutrality during the existing hostilities between the United States and the States calling themselves the Confederate States of America and has resolved to prevent as far as possible the use of Her Majesty's Harbours, Ports and Coasts and the Waters within Her Majesty's territorial jurisdiction in aid of the warlike purposes of either belligerent; And whereas in furtherance of such Her Majesty's determination so expressed as aforesaid Her Majesty has (amongst other things) caused it to be notified and published that no Ship of War or Privateer of either belligerent should be permitted while in any Port, Roadstead or Waters subject to the territorial jurisdiction of Her Majesty to take in any supplies except provisions and such other things as might be requisite for the subsistence of her Crew, and except so much Coal only as would be sufficient to carry such vessel to the nearest port of her own country or to some nearer destination and that no Coal should be again supplied to any such Ship of War or Privateer in the same or any other Port, Roadstead or Waters subject to the territorial jurisdiction of Her Majesty without special permission, until after the expiration of three months from the time when such Coal should have been last supplied to her within British Waters as aforesaid; And whereas the circumstances of this Colony are such as to render it necessary in order to give full effect to Her Majesty's intention as aforesaid that recourse be had to local enactment: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong by and with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof as follows:-

Title.

Preamble.

Ammunition, &c., to

I. Whosoever shall furnish or supply, or shall contract or agree to furnish or sup- Furnishing Arms, ply, or shall knowingly aid or assist in furnishing or supplying, or shall knowingly cause ships of War, &c., or procure to be furnished or supplied, to any Ship of War or Privateer of the United of either belligerent

a

104

misdemeanor.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH MARCH, 1864.

five

whilst in the waters States of North America or of the States calling themselves the Confederate States of of this Colony or within

distance of the America, whilst such Ship of war or Privateer is within the waters of this Colony or miles to be deemed a within any distance from this Colony, not exceeding five miles, with any Arms, Am- munition, Gunpowder or Naval or Military Stores, or shall put on board or shall con- tract or agree to put on board, or shall aid or assist in putting on board, or shall cause or procure to be put on board of, any Vessel, Boat, Sampan or other Craft, any Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder or Naval or Military Stores with the intent and design that the same may be conveyed to any such Ship of War or Privateer as aforesaid, whilst such Ship of War or Privateer shall be in the Waters of this Colony aforesaid or within the distance from this Colony aforesaid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the Court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years.

Furnishing Coals,

&c., of either bellige- rent whilst in the wa-

within a distance of

license of the Governor

demeanor.

II. Whosoever shall, without the leave or license of the Governor, for that purpose &c., to Ships of War, first had and obtained, furnish or supply, or contract or agree to furnish or supply, or knowingly aid or assist in furnishing or supplying, or knowingly cause or procure to ters of this Colony or be furnished or supplied, to any Ship of War or Privateer of the United States of North five miles without the America or of the States calling themselves the Confederate States of America, whilst to be deemed a Mis- such Ship of War or Privateer is within the Waters of this Colony or within any distance from this Colony not exceeding five miles with Coal or other Article, or shall, without such leave or license as aforesaid put on board or contract or agree to put on board or aid or assist in putting on board, or cause or procure to be put on board of any Vessel, Boat, Sampan or other Craft any Coal or other Article with the intent and design that the same may be conveyed to any such Ship of War or Privateer as afore- said whilst such Ship of War or Privateer shall be in the Waters of this Colony aforesaid or within the distance from this Colony aforesaid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the Court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years.

Interpretation Clause.

66

III. In the construction, and for the purposes of this Ordinance, the term Other Article,” as used in the second Section hereof, shall apply to, and comprehend, all Articles other than and except Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder and Naval and Military Stores.

No. 52.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that GEORGE FARLEY HEARD, Esquire, is recognized by this Government from this date as Acting Vice-Consul for His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th March, 1864.

No. 53.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notification No. 26 of 2nd ultimo, the subjoined Return of Revenue and Expenditure for 1863, including Receipts and Disbursements on account of the Colony by the Crown Agents in England, is now published for general information-with the Comparative Statement for the Years 1862 and 1863.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

a

104

misdemeanor.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH MARCH, 1864.

five

whilst in the waters States of North America or of the States calling themselves the Confederate States of of this Colony or within

distance of the America, whilst such Ship of war or Privateer is within the waters of this Colony or miles to be deemed a within any distance from this Colony, not exceeding five miles, with any Arms, Am- munition, Gunpowder or Naval or Military Stores, or shall put on board or shall con- tract or agree to put on board, or shall aid or assist in putting on board, or shall cause or procure to be put on board of, any Vessel, Boat, Sampan or other Craft, any Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder or Naval or Military Stores with the intent and design that the same may be conveyed to any such Ship of War or Privateer as aforesaid, whilst such Ship of War or Privateer shall be in the Waters of this Colony aforesaid or within the distance from this Colony aforesaid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the Court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years.

Furnishing Coals,

&c., of either bellige- rent whilst in the wa-

within a distance of

license of the Governor

demeanor.

II. Whosoever shall, without the leave or license of the Governor, for that purpose &c., to Ships of War, first had and obtained, furnish or supply, or contract or agree to furnish or supply, or knowingly aid or assist in furnishing or supplying, or knowingly cause or procure to ters of this Colony or be furnished or supplied, to any Ship of War or Privateer of the United States of North five miles without the America or of the States calling themselves the Confederate States of America, whilst to be deemed a Mis- such Ship of War or Privateer is within the Waters of this Colony or within any distance from this Colony not exceeding five miles with Coal or other Article, or shall, without such leave or license as aforesaid put on board or contract or agree to put on board or aid or assist in putting on board, or cause or procure to be put on board of any Vessel, Boat, Sampan or other Craft any Coal or other Article with the intent and design that the same may be conveyed to any such Ship of War or Privateer as afore- said whilst such Ship of War or Privateer shall be in the Waters of this Colony aforesaid or within the distance from this Colony aforesaid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the Court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years.

Interpretation Clause.

66

III. In the construction, and for the purposes of this Ordinance, the term Other Article,” as used in the second Section hereof, shall apply to, and comprehend, all Articles other than and except Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder and Naval and Military Stores.

No. 52.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that GEORGE FARLEY HEARD, Esquire, is recognized by this Government from this date as Acting Vice-Consul for His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th March, 1864.

No. 53.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notification No. 26 of 2nd ultimo, the subjoined Return of Revenue and Expenditure for 1863, including Receipts and Disbursements on account of the Colony by the Crown Agents in England, is now published for general information-with the Comparative Statement for the Years 1862 and 1863.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

a

104

misdemeanor.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH MARCH, 1864.

five

whilst in the waters States of North America or of the States calling themselves the Confederate States of of this Colony or within

distance of the America, whilst such Ship of war or Privateer is within the waters of this Colony or miles to be deemed a within any distance from this Colony, not exceeding five miles, with any Arms, Am- munition, Gunpowder or Naval or Military Stores, or shall put on board or shall con- tract or agree to put on board, or shall aid or assist in putting on board, or shall cause or procure to be put on board of, any Vessel, Boat, Sampan or other Craft, any Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder or Naval or Military Stores with the intent and design that the same may be conveyed to any such Ship of War or Privateer as aforesaid, whilst such Ship of War or Privateer shall be in the Waters of this Colony aforesaid or within the distance from this Colony aforesaid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the Court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years.

Furnishing Coals,

&c., of either bellige- rent whilst in the wa-

within a distance of

license of the Governor

demeanor.

II. Whosoever shall, without the leave or license of the Governor, for that purpose &c., to Ships of War, first had and obtained, furnish or supply, or contract or agree to furnish or supply, or knowingly aid or assist in furnishing or supplying, or knowingly cause or procure to ters of this Colony or be furnished or supplied, to any Ship of War or Privateer of the United States of North five miles without the America or of the States calling themselves the Confederate States of America, whilst to be deemed a Mis- such Ship of War or Privateer is within the Waters of this Colony or within any distance from this Colony not exceeding five miles with Coal or other Article, or shall, without such leave or license as aforesaid put on board or contract or agree to put on board or aid or assist in putting on board, or cause or procure to be put on board of any Vessel, Boat, Sampan or other Craft any Coal or other Article with the intent and design that the same may be conveyed to any such Ship of War or Privateer as afore- said whilst such Ship of War or Privateer shall be in the Waters of this Colony aforesaid or within the distance from this Colony aforesaid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the Court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years.

Interpretation Clause.

66

III. In the construction, and for the purposes of this Ordinance, the term Other Article,” as used in the second Section hereof, shall apply to, and comprehend, all Articles other than and except Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder and Naval and Military Stores.

No. 52.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that GEORGE FARLEY HEARD, Esquire, is recognized by this Government from this date as Acting Vice-Consul for His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th March, 1864.

No. 53.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notification No. 26 of 2nd ultimo, the subjoined Return of Revenue and Expenditure for 1863, including Receipts and Disbursements on account of the Colony by the Crown Agents in England, is now published for general information-with the Comparative Statement for the Years 1862 and 1863.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE COLONY OF HONGKONG DURING THE YEAR ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 1863.

REVENUE.

AMOUNT.

EXPENDITURE.

AMOUNT.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH MARCH, 1864.

Spirit Retailers,

Land Revenue,

Rents, exclusive of Lands,

Licenses:-

Pawnbrokers,

138,367.50 Establishments:- 43,759.50

C.

The Governor,

Colonial Secretary,

28,336.00

5,600.00

Auctioneers,

4,800.00

Tenements for Emigrants,.

27.50

Emigration Brokers,

800.00

Billiard Tables,

750.00

Bowling Alleys,

225.00

Opium Monopoly,

77,640.00

Boarding House Keepers,

577.00

Marriage,.

35.00

Chinese Undertakers,.

60.00

Taxes:-

118,850.50

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,

C.

25,223.00

20,946.71

9,311.89

10,115.22

990.00

17,594.48

20,228.11

7,166.02

14,365.66

2.205.00

--

Balance of Police and Lighting Rates of 1862,

Amount collected on account of 1863,.

6,798.81

124,392.30

Colonial Surgeon,.

29,334.75

10,573.05

4,516.08

6,266.93

6,376.60

Surgeon to Lock Hospital,

1,764.00

Postage,

Fines,

131,191.11

61,144 15

Police Magistrate,

Captain Superintendent of Police,..

Fines, Forfeitures and Fees of Courts:-

Gaols,

16,105.81

89,623.89

11,605.91

11,596.83

Forfeitures,

730.56

Total Establishments,.

304,313.11

Fees,.

3,226.31

Pensions, Retired Allowances and Gratuities,..

9,966.70

Fees of Office:-

15,553.70 Revenue Services,

Cemetery Burials,

1,608.61

Registration of Boats,

4,209.45

of Cargo Boats and Crews,

1,395.43

Administration of Justice, Charitable Allowance, Civil Hospital,

exclusive of Establishments, do,

815.23

1,637.15

135.00

exclusive of Establishments,

of Hawkers,

1,332.90

Lock Hospital,

do.,

""

Cargo Boats Certificates, .

209.00

Police,

do.,

Official Signatures and Seal of the Colony,

51.00

Gaols,

do.,

Registration of Deeds,

1,913.75

Rent,

Shipping Seamen,..

8,703.00

Transport,

Examination of Masters and Mates,.

1,180.00

Ship Surveys,

50.00

Colonial Registers,

125.00

Merchant Shipping Act,

910.00

Registration of Chairs,

225.50

of Chair Bearers,

70.80

""

Conveyance of Mails,..

Works and Buildings,

Roads, Streets and Bridges,. Miscellaneous Services,

Land and Houses purchased,

21,984.44 Special Expenses,

121.00

Mint, exclusive of Establishments,

5,755.67

1,369.41

38,938.27

50,975.93

2,340.61

3,008.40

2,820.77

82,862.94

65,376.44

1,228.42

3,211.00

11,189.49

621.08

Reimbursements,

Miscellaneous Receipts,

Sale of Government Property,

Interest,

Special Receipts, .

Ordinance No. 12 of 1857,

10,017.77]

5,610,29

21,951.54|

7,823.80

Total,.

576,375.30

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Examined,

W. H. RENNIE, Auditor General.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th March, 1864.

Total,.

586,565.62

FREDK. FORTII,

Colonial Treasurer.

105

106

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH MARCH, 1864.

C.

C.

C.

Land Revenue,

Rents, exclusive of Lands,.

249,651.74| 138,367.50| 41,765.00 43,759.50

111,284.24 Establishments:-

1,994.50

The Governor,.

Licenses:-

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF THE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE COLONY OF HONGKONG IN 1862 AND 1863.

REVENUE.

1862.

1863.

INCREASE. DECREASE.

$

$

C.

$

EXPENDITURE.

1862.

1863. INCREASE. Decrease.

C.

25,325.00 25,223.00

15,165.40 20,946.71| 5,781.31

$

C.

102.00

Spirit Retailers,.

27,500.00

28,336.00

836.00

Pawnbrokers,.

4,550.00

5,600.00 1,050.00

Auctioneers,

6,000.00

4,800.00

1,200.00

Clerk of Councils,.

Tenements for Emigrants,

53.20

27.50

25.70

Colonial Secretary, Colonial Treasurer,.

Auditor General,

Surveyor General,

...

8,726.80

9,311.89

585.09

10,846.12

10,115.22

730.90

960.00

990.00

16,746.25

17,594.48

30.00

848.23

Emigration Brokers,.

800.00

800.00

Postmaster General,.

13,162.39 20,228.11

Billiard Tables,.

750.00

750.00

Registrar General,

6,279.34

7,166.02

Bowling Alleys,

225.00

225.00

Harbor Master,

13,909.59

14,365.66|

7,065.72

886.68

456.07

...

...

Opium Monopoly,.

76,425.00

77,640.00

1,215.00

Police and Lighting Rate Collector,.

2,856.78

2,205.00

651.78

Boarding House Keepers,

Marriage,

590.00

60.00

577.00

35.00

13.00

Chief Justice,..

29,040.36

29,334.75

25.00

Judge of Summary Jurisdiction Court,.

4,708.65 10,573.05

294.39

5,864.40

Chinese Undertakers,

55.00

60.00

5.00

Ecclesiastical,

..

4,535.08 4,516.08

...

19.00

Registration of Boats,.

Taxes:-

Police and Lighting Rates,..

Postage,

Fines of Courts,

Fees of Courts,.

Forfeitures of Courts,

Fees of Office:-

Cemetery Burials,.

Educational,

5,807.75

6,266.93

459.18

91,662.86 131,191.11

39,528.25

Colonial Surgeon,.

6,094.28 6,376.60

282.32

50,729.99

61,144.15 10,414.16

Surgeon to Lock Hospital,...

16,496.15

11,596.83

4,899.32

Police Magistrate,..

1,835.07

14,523.98

1,764.00

71.07

5,268.94

3,226.31

2,042.63

Captain Superintendent of Police,....

1,014.97 730.56

284.41

Gaols,

16,105.81| 1,581.83

72,923.75 89,623.89 16,700.14 7,380.69 11,605.91 4,225.22

1,239.80 1,608.61 4,318.37 4,209.45

368.81

""

of Cargo Boats and Crews,

1,375.96

"

of Hawkers,

1,519.61

1,395.43

1,332.90

19.47

Total Establishments,. 108.92 Pensions, Retired Allowances, and Gratuities,. Revenue Services,.

260,827.28 304,313.11| 45,060.58

1,574.75

8,098.52

2,602.75

9,966.70 1,868.18 815.23

1,787.52

186.71 Administration of Justice,.

1,184.32

1,637.15

Cargo Boats Certificates,..

218.00

209.00

9.00 Charitable Allowance,..

135.00

452.83

135.00

Official Signatures and Seals of the Colony,

75.00

51.00

Registration of Deeds,.....

2,133.50

1,913.75

24.00 Civil Hospital,.

219.75 Lock Hospital,.

7,934.52

5,755.67

..

1,448.54

1,369.41

2,178.85

79.13

Shipping Seamen,..

7,167.00

8,703 00

Examination of Masters and Mates,.

630.00

1,180.00

1,536.00

550.00

Police,

46,022.97

38,938.27

7,084.70

Ship Surveys,.

50 00

50.00

Gaols,

Rent,

22,126.72

50,975.93 28,849.21|

2,606.85

2,340.61

266.24

Colonial Registers,

95.00

125.00

30.00

Transport,...

4,254.74

3,008.40

1,246.34

Merchant Shipping Act,.

900.00

910.00

10.00

Conveyance of Mails

1,683 68

2,820.77

1,137.09

Registration of Chairs,..

225.50

225.50

Works and Buildings,.

134,773.74

82,862.94|

...

""

of Chair Bearers,

70.80

70.80

Roads, Streets and Bridges,.

83,061.96

65,376.44

51,910.80

17,685.52

Sale of Government Property,

28.00

121.00

93.00

Miscellaneous Services,

3,886.14

1,228.42

2,657.72

Reimbursements,

6,017.61

10,017.77

4,000.16

Miscellaneous Receipts,

5,926.10

5,610.29

Land and Houses purchased,

315.81 Special Expenses,

600.00

6,521.21

3,211.00

2,611.00

11,189.49

Interest,

16,669.28

21,951.54| 5,282.26

Mint,

621.08

4,668.28

621.08

Special Receipts,

281.10

281.10

Ordinance No. 12 of 1857,

9,017.80 7,823.80

631,259.98 576,375.30 67,228.91 122,113.59|

1,194.00

587,633.94 586,565.62 85,403.25

Auditor General.

Deduct Decrease,

122,113.59

Nett Decrease,.

54,884.68|

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th March, 1864.

Examined,

W. H. RENNIE,

Deduct Decrease,

Nett Decrease.

86,471.57

86,471.57

1,068.32

FREDK. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 54.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH MARCH, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

107

    Notice is hereby given that the Syingpoon Market, South, will be ready for occupation on the 2nd May next.

    Parties desirous of obtaining Stalls and Shops are required to register their names at the Office of the Surveyor General; and on the 23rd of April, at 3 P.M., at the said Market, Parties so having their names registered will be entitled to draw lots for Stalls and Shops, in accordance with the provisions of the Markets' Ordinance, No. 9 of 1858.

83 Stalls and 6 Shops will be available in the Market.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th March, 1864.

No. 55.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

With reference to Government Notification No. 40 of the 1st Instant, it is hereby made known that His Excellency the Governor has granted to Ho-Leong, of the Chin-Loong Shop, No. 541 Jervois Street, and 'Ng-Y?, of the Fook-loong Shop, No. 77 Jervois Street, 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, 1864.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th March, 1864.

No. 56.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

With reference to Government Notification No. 33 of 12th Ultimo, the following Notice received from the Ceylon Government is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th March, 1864.

NOTICE.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

The Superintendent of the Pearl Fishery having reported, as the result of his recent inspection of the Pearl Banks, that almost all the Oysters have been found to be dead, Notice is hereby given, with reference to the Advertisement in the Government Gazette of the 12th December, 1863, that no Pearl Fishery will take place this year.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Colombo, 23rd February, 1864.

No. 57.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

JAMES SWAN, Assistant Colonial Secretary.

    Mr. GEORGE L. TOMLIN having reported his arrival in the Colony, is appointed Superintendent of the New Gaol, Stone Cutters' Island, under instructions from His Grace the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th March, 1864.

No. 58.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

F. I. HAZELAND, Esquire, having reported his return to the Colony, has resumed his duties as Crown Solicitor.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

108

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH MARCH, 1864.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

With reference to the Notification dated 22nd December, 1862, which was published in the Government Gazette No. 53 of the 27th December, 1862, it is hereby notified that on and after the 1st May next correspondence addressed to India to be forwarded by Private Vessels, will be despatched unpaid, postage at the rate of 4 pence per ounce letter being levied only upon correspondence received by such Vessels.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 24th March, 1864.

No. 50.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General,

It is hereby notified that in consequence of the Water supply at present provided being sufficient for the service of Victoria Proper only, the Water Rate will not be levied on Premises situate North- ward of the Wanchai Market and East of Albany Street till further notice.

On the South side of the road, the Police Station will be the Boundary.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Pursuant to notice from the Colonial Treasury, bearing date 12th February last, Crown Lessees are informed that the List of Defaulters in arrears of Crown Rents is being prepared for transmission to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th March, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FREDERICK FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

   The attention of the Public is called to Government Notification No. 34 of the 16th ultimo requir- ing Police and Lighting Rates due for the current Quarter to be paid into the Colonial Treasury before the 5th instant, and also to the 16th Clause of Ordinance No. 5 of 1863 under which Persons will be proceeded against who shall neglect the said requisition.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 19th March, 1864.

FREDK. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

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

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer. Barometer.

Thermometer.

March

19,

29.95

63

29.97

61

29.94

62

20,

30.03

60

30.00

60

29.94

58

>>

21,

30.02

59

29.95

62

29.95

61

""

22,

30.04

60

30.06

61

30.08

60

23,

30.13

60

30.12

60

30.10

61

""

24,

30.13

61

30.12

60

30.08

61

""

25,

30.13

61

30.13

61

30.08

60

DATE.

1864.

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.

NOON

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

Mar. 19 28.18 28.22 28.20

28.16 28.16 52.30 56.30 53.00 52.00 56.00 52.00 51.00 57.00 N

4 NNW

3 NNW

4

Dense fog and rain; from 8 A.M., passing fog;

Noon, fine; 3 P.M., cloudy.

20 28.24 28.26.28.22 28.22 28.18 49.00 54.00 51.00 48.00 52.30.50.00 48.00 55.00 NE?N

3 NW

4 NW

4

"

3

21 28.25 28.25 28.25 28.20 28.18 52.00 52.30 53.00 48.30 49.30 49.30 48.00 54.00 NE

2 NE

2 NE

2

Do.

do.

11

|

1

11

29

22 28.25 28.32 28.32 28.30 28.30 51.00 59.00 55.30 47.00 52.00 51.00 47.00 59.00 E 23 28.34 28.37 28.39 28.38 28.34 52.00 59.00 55.00 48.00 54.30 52.00 47.00 59.00 NE

2 EbS

1

1

""

24 28.29 28.04 28.34 28.28 28.30 51.00 50.30 51.30 48.00 49.00 50.30 47.00 53.00 E

"

15

25 28.30 28.34 28.34 28.32.28.32 51.00 52.30 52.00 51,00,52.00 52.00 49.00 54.00 E

3 E

6 NE

4 ENE

2 Ebs

2 E

3 NE

3 ENE

1

2

Overcast and cloudy.

Fine though hazy.

Overcast and cloudy; from 10 A.M., fine but very

hazy.

2 Cloudy with rain and passing fog.

Dense fog; from 8,30, passing fog and very cloudy

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26?? MARCH, 1864.

NOTICE.

In re the Estate of the late THOMAS ROBERTS, OTICE.-All persons indebted to the above

HB Supreme Court will hold a Nisi Prius NOTIstate are requested to make immediate THR Court, he renty-ninth clas

of March, A.D. 1864, at 10 o'Clock in the fore- for the trial of Odman & Co. vs. Oxford

noon, & Co.

By order of the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Rgistrar.

In re SAMUEL MATHIAS WAGGNER, Ship-

wright, deceased.

N

GEORGE MCLAREN, Master Mariner, deceased.

?OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin, and all other persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above parties, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on Saturday, the Second day of April, A.D. 1864, 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,

W. II. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

In re MOSSAJEE DAWODJEE SETTY, deceased.

JOHN HUME,

99

Να

""

OTICE.--All claims against the above Estates must be proved before the Official Adminis- trator before the Twenty-sixth day of Septem- ber, A.d. 1864, otherwise they will not be in- cluded in the Scheme of Division. All parties indebted to the said Estates are requested to make immediate payment to

Τ

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar-Official Administrator.

ORIENTAL BANK CORPORATION.

IT having come to the knowledge of the Officers

of the Corporation in China that the $25 notes of the Bank have been imitated, and that several of these forged notes have got into circu- lation: It has been resolved to cancel the present issue of $25 notes and issue new ones of a different design. In accordance with this resolution all persons are cautioned against taking any of the $25 notes of the Bank, and all holders of such notes are requested to present them at the Bank's Office in Hongkong where they will receive dol- lars for them.

WM. LAMOND, Manager in China.

payment, and all claims against the Estate must be forwarded to the undersigned before the Thirtyeth day of June, A.D. 1864.

ALEXANDER WILSON,

Hongkong, 12th March,

Executor. 1804.

STEAM FOR

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

THE

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA, [IMIE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam-ship “CHINA,” Captain CURLING, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Friday, the 1st April, 1864, nt 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.

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 Condition 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, 17th March, 1864.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

TH

NOTICE.

109

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN WISE in our firm at this place ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

Mr. RICHARD LOVETT COLLER is admitto l a partner from 1st January, 1864.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co.

Manila, 1st March, 1864.

W

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves as Merchants and Commission Agents at this place, under the Firm and Style of ISAAC & Co.

EZRA ISAAC, EZEKIEL ABRAHAM.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR was admitted a

MR.

SMITII, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 25th January, 1864.

TH

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. Joun WISE in the firm of FARBRIDGE, HOL- LIDAY & Co., Manchester, and in our houses in China, ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

NOTICE.

TIE undersigned have been appointed Agents loyals at Canton and Macao. for Communications at Macno to be addressed to Mr. E. L. LAN?A, H. B. M. Consular Agent there.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 25th April, 1863.

NOTICE.

R. HENRY HUBBARD is admitted a

Partner in our Firm.

MR

Hongkong, 22nd February,

MR.

NOTICE.

DENT & Co.

1864.

R. FRANCIS PARRY and MR. THOMAS SMITH are authorized to sign our Firm from this date.

BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 1st February, 1864.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, Oswald's Terrace, WELLINGTON STREET,

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 14.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 2ND APRIL, 1864.

VOL. X.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF HONGKONG.

No. 4 of 1864.

SATURDAY, 19TH MARCII, 1864.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the GOVERNOR, and all the Members.

The Council met to-day by special Summons.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 26th February, were read and approved.

Read a first time a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance to authorize the appropriation of a Supplementary "Sum not exceeding One hundred and fifty-two thousand Dollars to defray the Charges of the "Year 1863."

Read a first time a Bill, entitled "An Ordinance to give effect to Her Majesty's Regulations for the "observance of Neutrality during the existing hostilities between the United States and the "States calling themselves the Confederate States of America."

The Governor appointed the Surveyor General and the three Un-official Members of the Council to form a Special Committee to consider and report upon the sites available for the Mint; namely:-

(1) Causeway Bay,

(2) Wong-nei-choong,

(3) Outchterlony Battery,

and (4) Kowloon.

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

Read and approved, this 29th Day of March, 1864.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON, Governor.

MAN MIELA VENA IZ TRKA.

112

Title.

Preamble.

Supplementary Estimates 1863.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND APRIL, 1864.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. 3 of 1864.

By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, 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.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON.

An Ordinance to authorize the appropriation of a Supplementary Sum not exceeding One hundred and fifty-two thousand Dollars to defray the Charges of the Year 1863.

[29th March, 1864.]

Whereas it has become necessary to make further Provision for the Public Service of the Colony for the year 1863, in addition to the charge upon the Revenue for the Service of the said year already provided for in the Estimates submitted to the Legislative Council: Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

I. A Sum not exceeding One hundred and fifty-two thousand Dollars shall be, and the same is hereby, charged upon the Revenue of this Colony for the Service of the year 1863, and the said Sum so charged shall be expended as hereinafter specified, that is to

say:

ESTABLISHMENTS:-

Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Treasurer,

Surveyor General,

?

Postmaster General,

Registrar General,

Harbour Master,

Police and Lighting Rate Collector, Supreme Court,.

Summary Jurisdiction Court,

Educational,

Medical,

?

Police,

Gaols,

?

$

c.

1,428.87

628.32

1,123.64

3,204.16

108.00

189.66

140.00

102.75

120.00

355.34

474.98

1,479.55

4,076.83

TOTAL ESTABLISHMENTS,

?

13,432.10

160.00

?

240.00

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE,

PENSIONS, RETIRED ALLOWANCES AND GRATUITIES, REVENUE SERVICES,

exclusive of Establishments,

do.,

do.,

HOSPITALS,

do.,

POLICE,

do.,

1,173.95

1,411.67

19,327.23

GAOLS,

RENT,

TRANSPORT,

WORKS AND BUILDINGS,

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES,

CONVEYANCE OF MAILS,

ROADS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES,

SPECIAL EXPENSES, &c.,

MINT, exclusive of Establishments,

?

? ? ?

?

TOTAL,.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 29th Day of March, 1864.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

30,975.93

190.00 1,508.40 900.77 53,341.26 20,633.82 1,101.64 6,752.80

621.08

$151,770.65

Clerk of Councils.

{

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND APRIL, 1864.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. 4 of 1864.

By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, 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.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON.

An Ordinance to give effect to Her Majesty's Regulations for the observance of Neutrality during the existing hostilities between the United States and the States calling themselves the Confederate States of America.

[29th March, 1864.]

Whereas Her Majesty has expressed her full determination to observe the duties of neutrality during the existing hostilities between the United States and the States calling themselves the Confederate States of America and has resolved to prevent as far as possible the use of Her Majesty's Harbours, Ports and Coasts and the Waters within Her Majesty's territorial jurisdiction in aid of the warlike purposes of either belligerent; And whereas in furtherance of such Her Majesty's determination so expressed as aforesaid Her Majesty has (amongst other things) caused it to be notified and published that no Ship of War or Privateer of either belligerent should be permitted while in any Port, Roadstead or Waters subject to the territorial jurisdiction of Her Majesty to take in any supplies except provisions and such other things as might be requisite for the subsistence of her Crew, and except so much Coal only as would be sufficient to carry such vessel to the nearest port of her own country or to some nearer destination and that no Coal should be again supplied to any such Ship of War or Privateer in the same or any other Port, Roadstead or Waters subject to the territorial jurisdiction of Her Majesty without special permission, until after the expiration of three months from the time when such Coal should have been last supplied to her within British Waters as aforesaid; And whereas the circumstances of this Colony are such as to render it necessary in order to give full effect to Her Majesty's intention as aforesaid that recourse be had to local enactment: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong by and with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof as follows:-

Title.

Preamble.

113

Ships of War, &c.,

distance of five

misdemeanor.

I. Whosoever shall furnish or supply, or shall contract or agree to furnish or sup- Furnishing Arms, ply, or shall knowingly aid or assist in furnishing or supplying, or shall knowingly cause Ammunition, &c., to or procure to be furnished or supplied, to any Ship of War or Privateer of the United of either belligerent States of North America or of the States calling themselves the Confederate States of whilst in the waters America, whilst such Ship of war or Privateer is within the waters of this Colony ora of this Colony or within within any distance from this Colony, not exceeding five miles, any Arms, Ammuni- miles to be deemed a tion, Gunpowder or Naval or Military Stores, or shall put on board or shall contract or agree to put on board, or shall aid or assist in putting on board, or shall cause or procure to be put on board of, any Vessel, Boat, Sampan or other Craft, any Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder or Naval or Military Stores with the intent and design that the same may be conveyed to any such Ship of War or Privateer as aforesaid, whilst such Ship of War or Privateer shall be in the Waters of this Colony aforesaid or within the distance from this Colony aforesaid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the Court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years.

&c., to Ships of War,

ters of this Colony or

license of the Governor

II. Whosoever shall, without the leave or license of the Governor, for that purpose Furnishing Coals, first had and obtained, furnish or supply, or contract or agree to furnish or supply, or &c., of either bellige knowingly aid or assist in furnishing or supplying, or knowingly cause or procure to rent whilst in the wa- be furnished or supplied, to any Ship of War or Privateer of the United States of North within a distance of America or of the States calling themselves the Confederate States of America, whilst five miles without the such Ship of War or Privateer is within the Waters of this Colony or within any to be deemed a Mis- distance from this Colony not exceeding five miles, Coal or other Article, or shall, demeanor. without such leave or license as aforesaid put on board or contract or agree to put on board or aid or assist in putting on board, or cause or procure to be put on board of any Vessel, Boat, Sampan or other Craft any Coal or other Article with the intent and design that the same may be conveyed to any such Ship of War or Privateer as afore-

WATT SERVICES. FOR THE YEAR 1864.

114

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND APRIL, 1864.

Interpretation Clause.

said whilst such Ship of War or Privateer shall be in the Waters of this Colony aforesaid or within the distance from this Colony aforesaid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the Court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years.

III. In the construction, and for the purposes of this Ordinance, the term "Other Article." as used in the second Section hereof, shall apply to, and comprehend, all Articles other than and except Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder and Naval and Military Stores.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 29th Day of March, 1864.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

No. 59.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In accordance with the request of the Government of the Straits Settlement, and for the inform- ation of Master Mariners and the Community generally, publicity is given to the following Notice of an improved Harbor Light recently exhibited at the Port of Singapore.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th March, 1864.

NOTICE.

HARBOR LIGHT-SINGAPORE.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

On and after the 1st of March 1864, a new light will be exhibited from the Flag Staff, Fort Canning. The light will be fixed at an elevation of 215 feet above the sea, (II. W. mark), and it is calculated will be seen from a distance of 15 miles.

It will be visible through an arc of 90° extending from St. John's Island to Johore Shoal at the Northern entrance of the Old Straits.

J. O. MAYNE,-Captain, R. E., Chief Engineer & Secy, to Govt., Public Works Department, Straits Settlement;

Singapore, 18th February, 1864.

No. 60.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

:

The following Order of Her Majesty in Council, conferring on Her Majesty's Consul-General in Japan the power to issue rules for restricting the entrance or passage of British Merchant Vessels into or through the straits or waters within the Dominions of the Tycoon, is published for general information. By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

At the Court at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, the 7th day of January, 1864.

PRESENT:

The QEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas by an Act of Parliament made in the session holden in the sixth and seventh years of Her present Majesty, intituled "An Act to remove doubts as to the exercise of power and jurisdiction of Her Majesty within divers countries and "places out of Her Majesty's dominions, and to render the same more effectual," it is, amongst other things, enacted, that it is and shall be lawful for Her Majesty to hold, exercise, and enjoy, any power or jurisdiction which Her Majesty now hath, or at any time hereafter may have, within any country or place out of Her Majesty's dominions, in the same and as ample a nanner as if Her Majesty had acquired such power or jurisdiction by the cession or conquest of territory :

And whereas Her Majesty hath power and jurisdiction in the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan:

And whereas Her Majesty was pleased, on the twenty-third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and sixty, by an Order duly made, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to make provision for the exercise of the said power and jurisdiction; and such Order was afterwards amended, and further provision was made for the exercise of the said power and jurisdiction, by another Order duly made by Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, on the fourth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one":

And whereas, under and by virtue of the said Orders, Her Majesty's Consuls within the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan are authorised and empowered to make, and to enforce by fine or imprisonment, rules and regulations for the observance of the stipulations of the treaty or treaties between Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, and the Tycoon of Japan, and for the peace, order, and good government of Her Majesty's subjects being within the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan:

1

1

j

WATT SERVICES. FOR THE YEAR 1864.

114

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND APRIL, 1864.

Interpretation Clause.

said whilst such Ship of War or Privateer shall be in the Waters of this Colony aforesaid or within the distance from this Colony aforesaid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the Court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years.

III. In the construction, and for the purposes of this Ordinance, the term "Other Article." as used in the second Section hereof, shall apply to, and comprehend, all Articles other than and except Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder and Naval and Military Stores.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 29th Day of March, 1864.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

No. 59.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In accordance with the request of the Government of the Straits Settlement, and for the inform- ation of Master Mariners and the Community generally, publicity is given to the following Notice of an improved Harbor Light recently exhibited at the Port of Singapore.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th March, 1864.

NOTICE.

HARBOR LIGHT-SINGAPORE.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

On and after the 1st of March 1864, a new light will be exhibited from the Flag Staff, Fort Canning. The light will be fixed at an elevation of 215 feet above the sea, (II. W. mark), and it is calculated will be seen from a distance of 15 miles.

It will be visible through an arc of 90° extending from St. John's Island to Johore Shoal at the Northern entrance of the Old Straits.

J. O. MAYNE,-Captain, R. E., Chief Engineer & Secy, to Govt., Public Works Department, Straits Settlement;

Singapore, 18th February, 1864.

No. 60.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

:

The following Order of Her Majesty in Council, conferring on Her Majesty's Consul-General in Japan the power to issue rules for restricting the entrance or passage of British Merchant Vessels into or through the straits or waters within the Dominions of the Tycoon, is published for general information. By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

At the Court at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, the 7th day of January, 1864.

PRESENT:

The QEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas by an Act of Parliament made in the session holden in the sixth and seventh years of Her present Majesty, intituled "An Act to remove doubts as to the exercise of power and jurisdiction of Her Majesty within divers countries and "places out of Her Majesty's dominions, and to render the same more effectual," it is, amongst other things, enacted, that it is and shall be lawful for Her Majesty to hold, exercise, and enjoy, any power or jurisdiction which Her Majesty now hath, or at any time hereafter may have, within any country or place out of Her Majesty's dominions, in the same and as ample a nanner as if Her Majesty had acquired such power or jurisdiction by the cession or conquest of territory :

And whereas Her Majesty hath power and jurisdiction in the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan:

And whereas Her Majesty was pleased, on the twenty-third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and sixty, by an Order duly made, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to make provision for the exercise of the said power and jurisdiction; and such Order was afterwards amended, and further provision was made for the exercise of the said power and jurisdiction, by another Order duly made by Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, on the fourth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one":

And whereas, under and by virtue of the said Orders, Her Majesty's Consuls within the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan are authorised and empowered to make, and to enforce by fine or imprisonment, rules and regulations for the observance of the stipulations of the treaty or treaties between Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, and the Tycoon of Japan, and for the peace, order, and good government of Her Majesty's subjects being within the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan:

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Interpretation Clause.

said whilst such Ship of War or Privateer shall be in the Waters of this Colony aforesaid or within the distance from this Colony aforesaid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the Court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years.

III. In the construction, and for the purposes of this Ordinance, the term "Other Article." as used in the second Section hereof, shall apply to, and comprehend, all Articles other than and except Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder and Naval and Military Stores.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 29th Day of March, 1864.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

No. 59.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In accordance with the request of the Government of the Straits Settlement, and for the inform- ation of Master Mariners and the Community generally, publicity is given to the following Notice of an improved Harbor Light recently exhibited at the Port of Singapore.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th March, 1864.

NOTICE.

HARBOR LIGHT-SINGAPORE.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

On and after the 1st of March 1864, a new light will be exhibited from the Flag Staff, Fort Canning. The light will be fixed at an elevation of 215 feet above the sea, (II. W. mark), and it is calculated will be seen from a distance of 15 miles.

It will be visible through an arc of 90° extending from St. John's Island to Johore Shoal at the Northern entrance of the Old Straits.

J. O. MAYNE,-Captain, R. E., Chief Engineer & Secy, to Govt., Public Works Department, Straits Settlement;

Singapore, 18th February, 1864.

No. 60.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

:

The following Order of Her Majesty in Council, conferring on Her Majesty's Consul-General in Japan the power to issue rules for restricting the entrance or passage of British Merchant Vessels into or through the straits or waters within the Dominions of the Tycoon, is published for general information. By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

At the Court at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, the 7th day of January, 1864.

PRESENT:

The QEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas by an Act of Parliament made in the session holden in the sixth and seventh years of Her present Majesty, intituled "An Act to remove doubts as to the exercise of power and jurisdiction of Her Majesty within divers countries and "places out of Her Majesty's dominions, and to render the same more effectual," it is, amongst other things, enacted, that it is and shall be lawful for Her Majesty to hold, exercise, and enjoy, any power or jurisdiction which Her Majesty now hath, or at any time hereafter may have, within any country or place out of Her Majesty's dominions, in the same and as ample a nanner as if Her Majesty had acquired such power or jurisdiction by the cession or conquest of territory :

And whereas Her Majesty hath power and jurisdiction in the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan:

And whereas Her Majesty was pleased, on the twenty-third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and sixty, by an Order duly made, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to make provision for the exercise of the said power and jurisdiction; and such Order was afterwards amended, and further provision was made for the exercise of the said power and jurisdiction, by another Order duly made by Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, on the fourth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one":

And whereas, under and by virtue of the said Orders, Her Majesty's Consuls within the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan are authorised and empowered to make, and to enforce by fine or imprisonment, rules and regulations for the observance of the stipulations of the treaty or treaties between Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, and the Tycoon of Japan, and for the peace, order, and good government of Her Majesty's subjects being within the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan:

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And whereas it is expedient that the powers so given to the said Consuls should be extended, as hereinafter is mentioned: Now, therefore, in pursuance of the above recited Act of Parliament, Her Majesty is pleased by and with advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:-

I. Whenever, and so often as, it shall appear to Her Majesty's Consul-General, or to any person duly authorized to act in the capacity of Consul-General of Her Majesty, in the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan, that the unrestricted entrance of British ships or vessels into, or the unrestricted passage of British ships or vessels through, any straits, or strait, or other waters, within the dominions of the said Tycoon of Japan, may lead to acts of disturbance or acts of violence, or may otherwise endanger the maintenance of peaceful relations and intercourse between Her Majesty's subjects and the subjects of the Tycoon of Japan, it shall be lawful for such Consul-General, or other person so acting as aforesaid, to make and enforce, by fine or imprisonment, any rule or regulation, for the purpose of prohibiting, or of regulating and placing under such restrictions as he may consider expedient, the entrance or passage of any British ship or vessel (other than a ship of war of Her Majesty) into or through any such straits or strait or other waters as aforesaid, within such limits as shall be defined and specified by such rule or regulation; and from time to time to revoke or alter any such rule or regulation.

II.-All such rules and regulations shall be published and made known, and all proceedings for the enforcement thereof shall be taken and prosecuted in such and the same manner, and subject to such and the same right of appeal, and otherwise, in all respects, as is provided by the said Order in Council of the twenty-third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and sixty, as amended by the said Order in Council of the fourth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, concerning rules and regulations to be made by Her Majesty's Consuls, other than those for the observance of Treaties; and the penalty to be attached to any breach of such rules and regulations to be made by virtue of this Order, shall not in any case exceed five hundred dollars, or three months' imprisonment.

III.-If any persons or person navigating any British ship or vessel shall enter into or pass through, or shall attempt to enter into or to pass through, any such straits or strait, or other waters as aforesaid, in breach of any rule or regulation to be made by virtue of this Order, as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for any officer in command of any of Her Majesty's ships of war to use force for the purpose of compelling such persons or person to desist from any such attempt; and also, if it shall be deemed necessary, to seize any such ship or vessel, and to take or cause her to be taken to any convenient place or port, either within the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan, or elsewhere, in order that the persons or person navigating the same may be duly proceeded against and brought to trial for such breach, or attempted breach, of such rule or regulation: and any such ship or vessel may lawfully be detained, under the authority of any such officer or officers, or of any of Her Majesty's Consuls in the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan, until the conclusion of any proceedings which may be taken for the punishment of any person or persons so offending.

And the Right Honourable Earl Russell, and the Most Noble the Duke of Newcastle, two of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

EDMUND HARRISON.

(Signed)

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vo. 61.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given that Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Monday the 11th Proximo, for reclaiming land from the sea in Causeway Bay.

Tenders to state a rate for the following services in connexion with the above.

1. Filling (to be procured from Hill in the rear) at per cubic yard. 2. Rubble stone for Foundations at per cubic yard, deposited.

3. Rough split granite for Foundations, set in mortar, at per cubic foot.

4. Concrete deposited, at per cubic yard.

5. Ashlar masonry, as for plinth courses, at per cubic foot.

6. Praya Wall complete with parapet, at per foot lineal.

7. Stone ashlar drains 1-6 by 1 foot.

8. Do. do. do. 2 by 1-6

Plans and specifications to be seen at the Office of the Surveyor General.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th March, 1864.

No. 62.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Thursday the 14th day of April next, for the construction of Roads at West Point.

Plans and specifications may be seen at the Surveyor General's Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 31st March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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115

And whereas it is expedient that the powers so given to the said Consuls should be extended, as hereinafter is mentioned: Now, therefore, in pursuance of the above recited Act of Parliament, Her Majesty is pleased by and with advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:-

I. Whenever, and so often as, it shall appear to Her Majesty's Consul-General, or to any person duly authorized to act in the capacity of Consul-General of Her Majesty, in the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan, that the unrestricted entrance of British ships or vessels into, or the unrestricted passage of British ships or vessels through, any straits, or strait, or other waters, within the dominions of the said Tycoon of Japan, may lead to acts of disturbance or acts of violence, or may otherwise endanger the maintenance of peaceful relations and intercourse between Her Majesty's subjects and the subjects of the Tycoon of Japan, it shall be lawful for such Consul-General, or other person so acting as aforesaid, to make and enforce, by fine or imprisonment, any rule or regulation, for the purpose of prohibiting, or of regulating and placing under such restrictions as he may consider expedient, the entrance or passage of any British ship or vessel (other than a ship of war of Her Majesty) into or through any such straits or strait or other waters as aforesaid, within such limits as shall be defined and specified by such rule or regulation; and from time to time to revoke or alter any such rule or regulation.

II.-All such rules and regulations shall be published and made known, and all proceedings for the enforcement thereof shall be taken and prosecuted in such and the same manner, and subject to such and the same right of appeal, and otherwise, in all respects, as is provided by the said Order in Council of the twenty-third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and sixty, as amended by the said Order in Council of the fourth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, concerning rules and regulations to be made by Her Majesty's Consuls, other than those for the observance of Treaties; and the penalty to be attached to any breach of such rules and regulations to be made by virtue of this Order, shall not in any case exceed five hundred dollars, or three months' imprisonment.

III.-If any persons or person navigating any British ship or vessel shall enter into or pass through, or shall attempt to enter into or to pass through, any such straits or strait, or other waters as aforesaid, in breach of any rule or regulation to be made by virtue of this Order, as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for any officer in command of any of Her Majesty's ships of war to use force for the purpose of compelling such persons or person to desist from any such attempt; and also, if it shall be deemed necessary, to seize any such ship or vessel, and to take or cause her to be taken to any convenient place or port, either within the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan, or elsewhere, in order that the persons or person navigating the same may be duly proceeded against and brought to trial for such breach, or attempted breach, of such rule or regulation: and any such ship or vessel may lawfully be detained, under the authority of any such officer or officers, or of any of Her Majesty's Consuls in the dominions of the Tycoon of Japan, until the conclusion of any proceedings which may be taken for the punishment of any person or persons so offending.

And the Right Honourable Earl Russell, and the Most Noble the Duke of Newcastle, two of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

EDMUND HARRISON.

(Signed)

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vo. 61.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given that Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Monday the 11th Proximo, for reclaiming land from the sea in Causeway Bay.

Tenders to state a rate for the following services in connexion with the above.

1. Filling (to be procured from Hill in the rear) at per cubic yard. 2. Rubble stone for Foundations at per cubic yard, deposited.

3. Rough split granite for Foundations, set in mortar, at per cubic foot.

4. Concrete deposited, at per cubic yard.

5. Ashlar masonry, as for plinth courses, at per cubic foot.

6. Praya Wall complete with parapet, at per foot lineal.

7. Stone ashlar drains 1-6 by 1 foot.

8. Do. do. do. 2 by 1-6

Plans and specifications to be seen at the Office of the Surveyor General.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th March, 1864.

No. 62.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Thursday the 14th day of April next, for the construction of Roads at West Point.

Plans and specifications may be seen at the Surveyor General's Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 31st March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

It having been represented that Vessels frequently leave this Port for Bangkok and other places without the notice required by Clause 15 of Ordinance 8 of 1862 having been given to this Department, it is hereby notified that all

persons who do not comply with the requirements of that Clause of the Ordinance will be proceeded against for the recovery of the penalty imposed for the offence.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1864.

No. 54.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

Notice is hereby given that the Syingpoon Market, South, will be ready for occupation on the 2nd May next.

Parties desirous of obtaining Stalls and Shops are required to register their names at the Office of the Surveyor General; and on the 23rd of April, at 3 P.M., at the said Market, Parties so having their names registered will be entitled to draw lots for Stalls and Shops, in accordance with the provisions of the Markets' Ordinance, No. 9 of 1858.

83 Stalls and 6 Shops will be available in the Market.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No. 55.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notification No. 40 of the 1st Instant, it is hereby made known that His Excellency the Governor has granted to Ho-Leong, of the Chin-Loong Shop, No. 541 Jervois Street, and 'Ng-Y?, of the Fook-loong Shop, No. 77 Jervois Street, 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, 1864.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th March, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

With reference to the Notification dated 22nd December, 1862, which was published in the Government Gazette No. 53 of the 27th December, 1862, it is hereby notified that on and after the 1st May next correspondence addressed to India to be forwarded by Private Vessels, will be despatched unpaid, postage at the rate of 4 pence per upon correspondence received by such Vessels.

ounce letter being levied only

F. W. MITCHELL,

Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 24th March, 1864.

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DATE.

1864.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND APRIL, 1864.

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

117

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

March

26,

30.13

61

30.10

61

30.08

61

27,

30.12

60

30.12

61

30.10

61

28,

30.08

62

30.04

62

30.03

63

29,

30.03

62

30.02

63

30.00

63

""

"

30,

30.00

64

30.00

64

29.97

31,

29.90

66

29.88

70

29.90

"

April

1,

29.98

68

29.98

68

30.00

858

65

67

68

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

*NOON

WET BULB.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THER- MOMETER.

Self Re- gistering

Min. Max.

| 6 A.M. 3 P.M.

WINDS.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

NOON

Remarks as to Weather.

6 P.M.

! F. Dirs. F. Dirn. F.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

Noon.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

11

Mar. 26 28.3528.35 28.35, 28.32 28.32,51.80 53.00 52.00 51.0052.80.51.00 49.00 55.00 NE 27 28.32 28.87128.35 28.35|28.35 52.00|59.00 53.00 50.80 56.30|52.00 49.00 60.00 NE 28 28.28 28.28|28.28|28.28 28.28 51.30 60.00 55.00 48.00 57.00 52.00,48.00 61.00 E 29 28.27 28.30 28.27 28.25 28.2352.30 57.30 56.00 51.00|56.00|54.00 50.00 59.00 E 30 28.23 28.27 28.27 28.20 28.1656.0060.00 60.00 53.30 58.00 59.00 53.00 61.00 EbS

2 NE

1 EbN

2 NE

3

Cloudy with passing fog.

2 E

2

Overcast and cloudy; 10 A.M., fine.

6 E

3 E

2

Very fine.

4 E

2 E

6

Overcast, very threatening sky.

5 Ebs

5 ESE

6

Cloudy and light passing fog; from 4.15, dense fog.

??

17

31 28.20 28.24 28.25 28.19/28.19,62.00 66.00|65.00|62.00 65.30 64.30 59.00 67.00 NW April 1 28.18 28.24 28.24 28.18 28.1864.00 67.30 66.30 63.00 66.00 64.80 62.00 69.00 SWbW

2 WbN

3 WbN

1

Light fog and rain; from 11 A.M., fine with passing

fog.

3 WSW

1 SW

2 Overcast with light fog.

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No. 10.--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.

Angus, J. G., U. S. str. Dacotah, care of American Consul, Hongkong, 1 Ashbey & Co., Pinto Periz, London,

McCollough, Mrs., 71 Walt Street, New York,

1

Alexandro, Chapopulos, care of Neurogordato, Smyrna,

1

Mathews, Samuel, No. 112 Field Street, near William Henry Street,

Everton, Liverpool,

1

Albert, Richards, U. S. sloop John Adams, care of American Consul,

Hongkong,

1

Mary, Miss Kate, No. 5 Kings Parade Redland Clifton, Bristol,

England,

1

Birley, Miss Susan, High West Street, Dorchester, England,. Bourion, Fils & Co., Rue St. Marie Popincour, Paris,........ Burson, Maria Boston, Mass, U. S. A.,

1

McHenry, Lieut. E., City Hall, Washington, D. C.,.....

Ι

1

Montgomerir, R. N., Captain J. E., 7 Green Street, Grosvenor Square,

1

London,...

1

Bius, J., Nederland,

1

Brown, John, U. S. str. Saguinaw, Brown & Co., London,.......

Bonhoure, Jes., care of A. Dussand, Rue de la Maison Carrie 5 Nisures,

France,

Butterworth, Mrs. J. F., care of Rev. Wm. A. Lamson, Recton of

Prot. Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, Paris,

Mogensen, N., Captain of the Danish brig Dannevirke, Falmouth,

England,

1

1

Mallinson, Chares, 36 Fenchurch Street E.C., London,..

1

1

Monsenath, Francis, U. S. sloop John Adams, care of American Consul,

Hongkong,

1

1

Burns, No. 828, Green Street, between Masson & Tailor, San Francisco, 1 Bour, J., Lyon,..

Moses, John, care of E. Brown, 80 St. George Street, 5 Doors from

Wells Street, London,..

1

1

Neel, George, 1,029 Olive Street, Philadelphia, U. S. A.,........

1

Bechiestaile Freres, Lyon,

Burton, M. D., G. W. Murfrushord, Tannessee, U. 8. A.,....

Brisson, George, barque 7. H. Ransome, Capt. Chapman, New York, 1 Baker, John, No. 316, Monroe Street, New York,.....

1

Ι

Nixon, James, U. S. steamer Ducotah, care of American Consul,

Hongkong,

1

Ortmans, M., Rue de l'Eglise, Bruxelles, Belgique,.

1

Olsen, Hendrick Langrig, Norge,

1

Baker, George, Railway Hotel, Northfleet near Gravesend, Kent England, 1 Baker, Jane Francis, No. 130, Richmond Row, Liverpool, Cramsce, O., 140, Counterwell Road, London,

Ormrod & Hardcastle, Boston, U. S.,....

1

1

Olsen, N. P., Ronne, Denmark,

1

1

Ortlepp, Bernhard, Georgenthal, Saxony,,

1

Chastney, Miss, care of W. Smith, City Surgeon, Pathergate, Norwish,

Norfolk,.

Oessinger Monsieur, Saigon,

1

1

Crawford, Miss G., care of Thomas Hollands, Railway Tavern, Glouces-

ter Street, Liverpool,

Officer Commanding 1st. Bttu. Military Train, care of Messrs. McGregor

& Co., St. James, London,.

1

1

Cory, James, Chief Officer barque Times of Guernsey, St. Catherines

Dock, London,.............

Penrice, Captain, Pegasus of London, Messrs. Potter Brothers, London, 1 Pinarupe, M. M., Marseilles.............

1

1

Christensen, Maria, Denmark,

1

Poole, Miss C. A., 3 Brunswick Street, Brunswick Place, Dover Road,

Borough,

1

Crutchell, Francis Samuel, Washington, D. C., U. S. A.,..

Pearson, Mr., No. 11 Summerset Place, Hockney Road, London,.

1

Callin, Miss M., New York,

Place, Edward, Philadelphia, U. S.,.

1

Casey, James, Honque, Shaughne,

1

Plugg, J. J., Rotterdam,

1

Clartienssen, Hen. C., Hambu: g,..

Porter, Samuel, 396 Broad way, New York,

1

Cano, M. R. C. S., Richard J., Surgeon ship Shaliman, White Star

Line, Melbourne,.

1

Carafo, Francisco, Napoli,

1

Rogers, Miss J., care of Mrs. Butland, White Hart, Thomas St., Bristol, 1 Ryle, Miss E. J., 40 Chant Square, Stradford, Essex, England,.. 1 Renards, Madame Disirie, Toulon,

1

Codenstrom, Charles, Sailors Home, London,

Ribber], Graichen, Batavia,

1

Cob?, Capt. William B., barque D. Godfrey, New York,

1

Curti, Giovanui or Stefens Curti, Livorno, Italy,

Ritchie, Madame, Chez Madame Kennedy Smyth, 31 Champs Elysee,

Paris,..

1

Cater, Mrs. C., Sydney,

2

Read, Edward, Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall,

1

Dimier, Charles. Genoa,

1

Rene, Jenn, Morbihan,

1

Dunn, E., No. 26, Tavistock Place, Tavistock Square, London,. Daly, T., 33 Bayham Street, Campdeu Town, London,. Dalay, Miss Julay, Robin Street, New Orleans, Lusyana,..

Rust, James Middlebro, Yorkshire,

1

1

Dailey, Mrs. Elizabeth Agusta, No. 104, West Houston St., New York, 1 Duirs, Mr. Jolm Sawyer, No. 6, Patons Lane, Forfarshire, Scotland,... 1 Dodge, Miss Asinath, care of George H. Dodge, Philadelphia, Penn,

U. S. A.,

Rock, G., Chief Engineer, H. M. Dock Yard, Simmons Bay, Cape o

Good Hope,

i

1

Roggers, S. A., H. M. 73rd Regiment, Portsmouth, England,.......... Rylands, Mrs. W. C., care of Mrs. Green, Post Office, Little New Port

Street, London,

1

1

1

Richard, Mrs. Jas., Truro, Cornwell, England,.

1

Ellis & Birley, Birmingham, England,.

1

Richard, W. N., Naval Storekeeper, Hongkong,.

1

Edlund, A. P., Norr Koping, Sverige Fitspatrick, Miss Mary, G01 Gar-

rison Street, Washington, D.C., U. S. A., -

Richard, H., No. 6 Crescent Place, Regents Park, London,.

1

Richard, Mr., Landport Street, Landport, Portsmouth,.

1

Feenstral, R., Amsterdam,.

1

Standford & Co., Liverpool,

1

Ferrell, W. J., Albany, New York,

1

Stanope & Co., Broad Street, Liverpool,.

1

Funk & Co., Soemeria, Prussia,....

1

Suiton, Jas., 15 Cotton Street, Edinburgh, England,

1

Finnerty, Edward, U. S. str. Saguinaro,.

Stephen Telton & Co., New York,..

1

Feeny, Miss Maria, East 26 Street, New York,

1

Gilson, A., No. 10, Richmond Place, near Star & Garter, Plumstead,

Woolwich, Kent,

Schaller, M. Jacob, Canton, Soas Union, Bas Rhios, France,. Stribley, John, Liverpool,

1

1

2

Saunders, Thos., Jerusalem, U. S. A.,

.: 1

Gibson, James, Liverpool,

1

Schenkel, Elizabeth R., Amsterdam,..

1

Gardner, R. N. Robert, 92 Melbourne Street, Hants,.

Shaw, Williams James, Steward of ship Aerolite, care of Capt. Allyne,

Gueling, S. O. O., Norwiga,

1

New York,

1

Glanel, W. T., U. S. sloop John Adams, Washington, U. S. A.,. Gillett, U. S. str. Decotah, Washington, U. S. A.,...

1

Sagsteller, J., Longren, Schweric,...

1

1

Stewart, Mary, London,....

1

Graut, Ths., U. S. str. Saguinaw, cure of American Consul, Hongkong, 1 Granados, Manuel, Rio Janeiro,

Hubbard, Wm., U.S. str. Saguina, care of American Consul, Hongkong, 3 Henry, Miss Leah L., care of II. Groesbuck, No. 156, West 11th Street,

Schroder & Co., B. H., Amsterdam,

1

Sewin, D. D., Wimbledon, near Loudcn,..

2

Smith, Miss H., Nanarch School, Nanarch, England,.

1

Smith, W. A., 20 Bromley Street, Stepney, E., England,

1

New York,

Hawes & Co., Wynter Oxford Street, Manchester, England, Hunt, Miss Jessie, Boston Mass, U. S. A.,.....

1

Smyth, Mrs. Mary Ann, care of James Smith, Smack Owner, Castle

Cresent, Scarboro, Yorkshire,

1

1

Hyslop, Mrs., No. 84, Hertford Street, Dandport, Portsmouth, Hants, 1 Haggarty, John, care of Mr. Lynch, General Post Office, George St.,

Sydney,

Smith, John, Chief Officer ship Daphin, Sydney,

1

Smith, Mrs. L. M., Roxbury, Mass,..

1

Smith, Joseph, Corner of Foster & Charter Street, Boston,..

1

2

Hollingworth, J. G., 21 London Street, London,

1

Harnmond & Co., Liverpool, England,.

Sumers, Miss, care of Mr. Butler, No. 45, Vine St., Birkenhead, England, 1 Thomas, Mrs., 15 Charingcross, 9 Claremont Terrace, Sutherland Road,

Teralton, Portsmouth, Hants, England,

1

Herbbard, H., Passenger per P. & O. Co. steamer to China, Suez, Johnson, Charles, U.S. str. Saginaw, care of American Consul, Hongkong, 1 Johnson, Joseph, U. S. sloop John Adams, care of American Consul,

Hongkong,

Trickle, Mrs. Thos., Coast Guard, Station Hope Cove, near Kings Bridge,

Devon,

1

1

Thompson, Miss F., 58 Blackett Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, North-

umberland, England,

1

Johnson, Mrs. Isabella, Ashbourman Grove, Greenwich, London,. Johnson, James Elephant & Castle, West India Road, London, Jackson, John H., No. 68, Sloman Street, New York,

Thomson, Mrs., No. 12, Kirkcandie, Fifeshire,

1

Underhill, Mrs. Elizabeth, New York, U. S. A.,...................

1

1

Jensen, Herr Niels, No. 377, Strand Gaden, Elsenor, Danemark,

1

Vallette, Mrs., Post Office Box, No. 69, Washington, D.C., U. S. A.,... 1 Vickerman, Geo. P., Stockwell, near London,

1

Kennedy, James, Shipwright, Balmain Post Office, Sydney,.

1

Vincent, Capt. C. W., H. M. S., Calcutta,.

2

Kelly, Rev. Ths. L. B., Church Ville, Mahowny, near Parsons Town,

Queens Co. Ireland,.

Williamson, J. B., Post Office, Wellington, New Zealand,

1

1

Winter, Henry, New York,

1

Kirby, Mrs., 31 Upper Stanpope Street, Taxleth Park, Liverpool...... 1 Kunt, Chals., 15 Strand, London,

Wynands, M. C., Rotterdam,

:

1

1

Winchell, Mr. E. E., Hartford County, Conn, U. S. A.,.

1

Kersham, Ann, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England,.

1

Lus, Mrs. J., at Leyden, Rotterdam, Holland,

1

Littlewood, Arthur, 52 Brunswick Street, G. Dover Street, Bow London, 1 Lobach, F., Anjer, Java,

Walker, Mrs. James, 9 Bromley Street, Commercial Road, East, London, 1 Winchester, Chals. Alex., H. M. Consul, Japan Chinese Department,

Foreign Office, London,.

1

1

Litchfield, Miss Sheffield, England,

1

Marti, Joz?, Rio Janeiro,

1

Michels, Adolph, Capt. Nieman, 11. Rampacher & Co., Constantinople,

Whipple, Mrs., 1 Palmyra Place on low Road, New Town, England,... I Watson, William, No. 48, Sheriff Street, near Prince Edwin Street,

Everton, Liverpool

1

Turkey,.......

1

Murphy, Miss Mary, care of Mrs. Lester, 72 Great Richmond Street,

Liverpool,.

Weir, Mrs. M. A., No. 17, Kileare Street, Belfast, Island, Witzel, Mrs. Franzisca Danzig, Oliver Thore, No. 10, Prussia, Wood & Bedford, Liverpool, England,...

1

1

3

1

White, Mrs. M. J., Post Office, Brompton, London,........

Murphy, John, Wind Mile Street, Sydney,....

1

Murphy, James, Providence, Rhode Island, U. S.,..

Mills, Calvin J., New York,

Walker, Mrs., at Mr. Fitchen, 59 Richard Street, Commercial Road,

Londou,

4

1

Miller, Mrs. Louise, Bedford, Westchester Co., U. S. A.,...

Wine, Miss, No. 9, Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London,..... Wilton, Mr. William, 3rd Officer of ship Sir George Pollock, Shanghac, 1

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Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 28th March, 1864.

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Published by Authority.

No. 15.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

VOL. X.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 63.

    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, 4th April, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG, March, 1864.

In drawing up this my Fifth Annual Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Colony, I regret that it must exhibit in several important respects an increased rate of mortality and an apparently less healthy condition of the population. On looking more carefully however, at details it will be seen that there are explanations sufficiently well founded to remove to some extent this first impression. But even if this modified position were untenable it must not be forgotten that the 1863 was one of exceptional severity, and I believe that the majority of old residents in China felt, in common with myself, year a degree of oppressiveness in the summer atmosphere quite unusual and altogether disproportionate to the admittedly high range of the thermometer. In spite of this it will be seen that the ratio of mortality among Foreign Residents was not quite so high as in 1861-nor as in 1859-the Table (No. IX.) shewing the manner in which an unhealthy year is generally fol- lowed by one remarkable for its salubrity.

Hongkong from its peculiar position in relation to the mainland of China and the other ports of the East must at all times be liable to epidemic diseases, and notwithstanding the energetic efforts of the health officer cases of infectious disease are undoubtedly imported. The past year has nevertheless exhibited a remarkable exemption from that fearful scourge: Small-pox; only three cases having been admitted into the Civil Hospital against 29 cases in 1862.

Cholera proved a much more fatal malady and to its invasion must be traced, to a great extent, the unsatisfactory statis- tical returns hereto appended. From July to October cases continued to occur, but the greatest number of persons were attacked during the heat of August, when the atmosphere conveyed the sensation of being saturated with miasm. 14 cases were admitted into the Civil Hospital, of which 10 died; 8 into the Seaman's Hospital, of which 6 died; and 1 into the Gaol Hospital, which proved fatal; besides a few in the Town, which were not admitted into any Hospital, and of which I possess no official record. It was however at Stone Cutters' Island, where the men being in an unusual condition, and more prone to be attacked by epidemics, that it shewed its greatest virulence; for there out of 27 seizures there were 20 deaths. Thus out of 50 recorded cases there occurred 37 deaths or 74 per cent a very high rate, shewing the severe character of the epidemic; for in this disease it is customary to consider 50 per cent a fair average mortality; nine-tenths of all attacked dying at the commencement of an epidemic and very few towards its termination.

Dysentery and Diarrhoea have been, as might well have been expected, considering the choleraic infection, much more prevalent as well as more intractable and fatal than in former years; in both Hospitals the number of admissions has been doubled, and the rate of mortality much increased beyond the average.

Some few cases of fever shewed themselves of a more dangerous type than has been met with for some years past. One in particular approached very closely in several important symptoms to yellow fever.

    Altogether the past year has been remarkable for its depressing effect on the European constitution. It has not been rare that patients recovering from one disease have been attacked by another which proved fatal. And where no such second infection has followed the convalescence from the first disease, relapses have been frequent and ultimate recovery and restoration to perfect health the exception.

Leprosy comparatively unseen in the Colony hitherto has become common during the past year. The subjects of this loathsome and contagious disease have all come here in their infected condition, and the Police have most properly transported them several times even as far as Canton, but the same individuals return again and again. Having in view the health of the Town it will be necessary to devise some means of putting a stop to their visits, which at present are encouraged by the liberality of several charitable people.

     It only remains for me, prior to recording the statistics of the various institutions which come Officially under my cog- nizance, to refer to the Committee for Sanitary purposes, the appointment of which was mentioned in my last report. This Committee has terminated its labors, and already one of the good results emanating from its appointment by the Government, may be seen in the trapping of the openings of several of the drains throughout the Town.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

I. THE POLICE.

This body continues to be distinguished for its extreme healthiness even more markedly than in previous years. This is shewn in the following tables:

Table I. shews the admissions into and deaths in the Hospital of Members of the Police Force during every month of 1863. Table II. shews the rate per cent of Sickness and Mortality of the Force during the same year.

With an average strength 25 per cent over that of 1862, the deaths in 1863 have only exceeded those of the former year by one; and the rate of sickness has little more than reached half of the percentage of 1862.

   The men have for the most part become quite reconciled to the monthly examination for the detection of Venereal disease; and the good effects resulting from the system continue to be as marked as formerly recorded, in the smaller number of affected men and the greater facility of treating the cases of discase met with. I am glad to be able to record that there has been a great improvement in the number of impostors feigning disease to avoid disagreable duty or punishment for its neglect. The number admitted under this head amounting only to 25 in 1863 against 50 in 1862.

   The force is well clothed and well housed, and as might be expected under such circumstances is not peculiarly liable to any special class of disease.

   Table XII., kindly furnished to me by Dr. Home, the Principal Military Medical Officer, gives a comparative return of the health of the Troops serving in Hongkong.

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 percentage of Mortality during the last five years.

but

Table IV., kindly sent me by the Resident Surgeon Dr. Adams, gives similar information in regard to the Seaman's Hos- pital. It will be noticed that the death ratio in this establishment exhibits an improvement upon that of the preceding year, any fair rate cannot be looked for until both the building and appliances for treatment are placed upon a very different footing than they are at present. In comparing the return of this Hospital with that of the Government Civil Hospital it must not be forgotten that the patients in the former neither comprise destitutes or schemers, which, as will be seen by the tables, form a considerable item in the number admitted into the latter institution.

   In the Civil Hospital the result of treatment has not been seen so successful as I should have desired. Indeed judging by statistics only, the rate of Mortality has greatly exceeded that of any year since 1858. This excess is however much more apparent than real, for a glance at the Tables will shew that the great increase may be fairly attributed in a large measure to Cholera, to which I have already referred and to starvation: two accidental sources of mortality. Of the former there were no less than ten fatal cases, to which may be fairly added six cases of Diarrhoea, fatal at the time of the outbreak of Cholera; of the latter there were thirteen deaths, making a total of twenty-nine, which if deducted from the number recorded, reduces the rate of mortality to a not unusual average. In proof of the correctness of this view it will be seen that the increase has been principally among the Chinese; the death ratio of Europeans scarcely exceeding that of 1861, and the ratio of colored being less than 1862.

persons

   It is a subject for serious consideration that thirteen persons should have died in Hospital from the effects of starvation, besides sixteen whose bodies were picked up by the Police and brought to the Hospital for examination; 29 deaths from this cause therefore of which I am cognizant, and two of the number were Europeans. With reference to the Chinese it is extremely difficult to suggest an advisable means of preventing or diminishing the frequency of a spectacle so harrowing, as any effecient relief offered to the starving mendicants would at once make this Colony the almshouse of the South of China. No similar argument applies in the case of Europeans, and I am certain that such an occurrence requires only to be pointed out to be prevented for the future.

III. THE GAOL.

Table V. shews the rate of Sickness and Mortality in this establishment.

It will be noted that the death rate was less than one-half of that of the previous year. The total number of fatal cases only amounted to 12, and none of those were the result of incarceration. Most providentially, when Cholera was committing such ravages at Stone Cutters' Island, and striking its victims in our crowded streets and among the taverns in Queen's Road, only a single case occurred in Victoria Gaol. An exemption more remarkable from the fact that in 1862 Cholera occurred there in a most malignant form and was almost entirely confined within the limits of the Chinese prison.

Since my last Report the whole of the Chinese prisoners have been transferred to the new buildings, and the establishment is now clean, wholesome and well ventilated, in every way leading us to expect a continuance of the satisfactory sanitary condition of Victoria Gaol. This has further been improved by the removal of the Convicts, or Chinese under sentence of more than 12 months imprisonment, to Stone Cutters' Island, which has permitted the new buildings to be kept in a com- paratively uncrowded condition.

The numbers confined in Victoria Gaol during the year 1863, were :--

Europeans, Indians, Chinese,

Total,.

521

299

.2,611

..3,431

But the daily average was 533, of which number only 12 died.

   An important improvement has been introduced in the manner of shackling prisoners sent out to work on the roads. Instead of the cumbersome double rod which formerly made the prisoner nearly useless as a laborer and rendered him ex- tremely liable to ulcers and chafes on the legs, a small ring and light chain have been substituted, which remove to a great extent those inconveniences.

IV. THE CONVICT HULK.

In the middle of June the ship Royal Saxon, having been purchased and fitted up as a Convict Hulk by the Government, was moored between Stone Cutters' Island and the Mainland, and the Island declared a Convict Station.

   280 convicts having been examined and pronounced fit for outdoor work were sent on board, and in the opinion of every qualified person who examined the excellent arrangements, these prisoners should have enjoyed a fair share of health.

   The Hulk was visited daily by Mr. Richardson, the Surgeon appointed to perform that duty, and was inspected by me about once a fortnight.

   Table XIII. appears to point to a result altogether unexpected; for out of a total of 384 prisoners received on board up to the 31st of December no less than 41 died of disease-being a death ratio of 10.67 per cent. But when we come to analyse this great mortality we find that 20 died of Cholera, and 6 of Diarrhoea connected with an epidemic of Cholera, which raged

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

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principally during the month of August. Thus deducting 26 from 41 we have only 15 deaths to account for. By this deduc- tion the death ratio is at once reduced within ordinary limits. I do not believe that the vessel in which the prisoners were confined had much to do with their sickness and death. The cause must be looked for in a different quarter, and I am of opinion that it was principally due to the following circumstances:

1. Most of the prisoners had been confined in Victoria Gaol for some time before their removal to Stone Cutters' Island. They had been carefully guarded from sun, rain and any but the most wholesome diet, as long sentence prisoners did not work on the roads.

2. On arriving at Stone Cutter's Island they were sent on shore to work and were necessarily exposed more or less to sun and rain, and freely partook of the wild pineapples and sugar cane which grew abundantly on the island.

3. The work which they performed was cutting roads and turning over and levelling the soil. Whether correctly or otherwise, such labor was pronounced to have been a fertile cause of disease in the early days of this Colony, is supposed to have been partially so at Kowloon, and was most probably so also at Stone Cutter's Island.

The greatest care was taken to have the Hulk freely ventilated and kept clean and wholesome, and I venture to assert that the thermometer never attained the same elevation, nor the ozonometer never indicated the same foulness of the atmos- phere on the lower deck of the Royal Saxon, as might have been observed any night of the preceding year, in the long rooms in the old Gaol, occupied by the same Chinese Prisoners, who were then eminently healthy.

V. THE LOCK HOSPITAL.

    The results of the working of Ordinance No. 12 of 1857, by which this Institution was established continue to be very satisfactory.

Table VII. affords most instructive information on this subject.

    It is unnecessary for me to reiterate my already frequently expressed opinion (vide previous Annual Reports) as to the importance of taking every possible means of controlling the spread of veneral disease among disciplined men. Nor is it necessary for me to repeat here that I consider this disease a danger of much greater gravity to the European constitution than the climate itself. I shall limit myself to repeating that the Ordinance and the periodical examination have enabled us to effect much good in reference to the Police; and I believe that both the Military and Naval Authorities have marked the great benefit accruing to their men. The table conveys the following information: that during the six years the Ordinance has been in force 1,994 infected women have been segregated from the localities in which they could convey iufection and that during a total of 53,977 days; or in other words, supposing that every infected woman would only convey the disease to one man during each day she was diseased, we have at least 53,977 cases of diseased prevented, or at all events 53,977 opportu- nities of conveying disease have been prevented.

year 1863.

Table VIII. gives fuller details as to the character of the diseases, and their average duration during every month of the

    In every respect the Ordinance work well and only requires extended action to effect all that could have been hoped from it by its framers.

    Table IX. is an approximative estimate of the Mortality among Foreign Residents in Hongkong during the last six years. The data from which it is compiled are furnished to me by the Registrar General as regards the Number of Residents and by the Sextons of the two Cemeteries as regards the deaths, excluding in both cases Military, and Naval and Merchant Seamen, as well as burials from the Hospitals. Supposing the data to be correct, the result is not so satisfactory in reference to the climate of Hongkong as in the previous year. It would however be unfair to omit all mention of an important piece of statistical information afforded me by the Sheriff, viz: that at least one third of the residents change every year; and it is notorious that as soon as an European becomes attacked by any climatic disease of a serious character, he leaves the country if at all able to do so. This fact must materially affect all attempts at statistical observation, still it is probable that the com- parative ratio will prove tolerably near the truth, as this exodus of the Foreign population must tell equally or nearly so every year.

    Table X. gives the usual information regarding 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 1863, as recorded at the Government Civil Hospital, which fully corroborates all that has been affirmed in reference to the severity of the past year.

1-THE POLICE.

J. I. MURRAY, M.D., Colonial Surgeon.

TABLE shewing the Admissions into Hospital and Deaths during the Year 1863.

EUROPEANS.

COLOURED.

CHINESE.

TOTAL.

TOTAL.

MONTH.

Admissions. Deaths. Admissions. Deaths.

Admissions.

Deaths. Admissions.

Deaths.

January,

11

28

3

co

3

42

3

February,

7

10

1

17

1

March,

8

26

34

April,

11

25

37

May,

14

1

37

June,

13

1

21

35

: 02.02 ?

July,

9

26

38

August,

15

1

39

1

September,

October,

November,

December,

9789

1

20

29

25

33

19

27

21

29

Total,

120

5

265

6

12

1

397

12

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

2-TABLE shewing the RATE of SICKNESS and MORTALITY in the POLICE FORCE during the Year 1863.

AVERAGE STRENGTH.

TOTAL SICK.

TOTAL DEATHS.

RATE OF SICKNESS.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

Europeans.

Coloured.

Chinese.

Total.

46

360

110

516

397

12

76.95

2.32

per cent.

per cent.

3. TABLE shewing the RATE of MORTALITY in the Government Civil Hospital during the Five Years ending 1863.

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 1863 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863

17.88 8.62 6.90 6.47 5.41 10.63 per per per per per per cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent.

6.09 9.31 9.16 5.41 10.97 6.44 3.43 2.01 2.70 2.44 28.98 8.23 11.65 per per per | per per per per per per | per per per per cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent.jcent. cent.cent [cent. cent. cent. cent.

12.78 32.27

per per cent. cent.

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Abcess, Accidents, Amaurosis,

Ascites,

Asthma,

4. THE SEAMAN'S HOSPITAL.

TABLE shewing the Number of Admissions and MORTALITY during the Year 1863.

DISEASE.

ADMIS-

SIONS.

DEATHS.

DISEASE.

ADMIS-

DEATHS.

SIONS.

·

?

5

18

2

Brought forward,

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159

25

Hernia, direct,

2

""

Jaundice,

strangulated,

1

Orchitis,

Paralysis,

Pleuritis,

Phthisis,

6

Abcess, p.soas., Boils,

Bowels, Inf. of

Bronchitis,

·

Bubo,

Cholera,

Constipation,

Pneumonia,

Psoriasis,

Necrosis,

Nephritis, Rheumatism,

22

1

Debility,.

1

Sciatica,

1

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Delirium Tremens,.

1

Scurvy,

15

Diarrhoea,

16

3

Stricture,

6

Dysentery,

27

10

Syphilis, 2dy,.

5

Eye, Inf. of..

3

""

Primary,

7

Fever, Brain,.

1

Tonsillitis,

1

Continued,

3

Ulcers, Chronic,

Intermittent,

24

Syphilitic,

""

"

Gastric,

1

1

Ulcerated Legs,

Gastritis,

1

Variola,...

Gonorrhoea,

27

Wounds, gun shot,

3 3 3 37

3

3

Homoptysis,

1

Carried forward,.

159

25

TOTAL,.

259

29

11.19 per cent.

Rate of Deaths to Number of Admissions,

5.-TABLE shewing the RATE of SICKNESS and MORTALITY in the GAOL during the Year 1863.

TOTAL NO. AVERAGE NO. TOTAL SICK TOTAL SICK

OF

OF

IN

HOSPITAL.

TRIFLING CASES.

TOTAL DEATHS.

PRISONERS. PRISONERS.

RATE OF SERIOUS SICKNESS.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

To Average.

To Total. To Average. To Total.

3,431

5331

50

1815

12

1.45

9.56

0.34

2.25

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

6.-TABLE shewing the MORTALITY in the following INSTITUTIONS in VICTORIA HONGKONG.

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I.-Government Civil Hospital. II.-Seaman's Hospital. III.-Gaol.

DISEASES.

Europeans.

Colored Persons.

Chinese.

Total.

Colored Persons.

Chinese.

Total.

Europeans.

Admissions.

ADMISSIONS DEATHS

1862.

1863.

1863.

Average Number of Days] Deaths.

treated in 1863.

Admissions.

Deaths.

Admissions.

Deaths.

Europeans.

Chinese,

Europeans.

Chinese.

Admissions.

| Deaths.

Admis-

Deaths

sions.

1863.

1862.

1863.

1862.

I.-Small Pox,

Varioloid,

...

Chicken Pox,...

3

20

:

29

13

??

21 2

19

...

Diarrhoea,

Choleraic,

Dysentery,

Cholera,

33

16

10

59

2

20 3710

16 3

15 11

5

19

3

4

4

...

35

1

42 16 1 522

26 9 15

2710

4421 9

3 2

22 3

11|

1

?

14 9

110

4

8 6

22.

1

25|13

Bubo,

Fever Intermittent,

Remittent,

Primary Syphilis,

Gonorrhoea,

Phymosis,

Secondary Syphilis,

Condyloma,

II.-Dropsy, Abcess,

26

...

6 109

121

43

24

9 1.

21 1

5 1

201 19

11 1

Continued,

2

3 1 42

26 5

3

23 36

59

...

78 31

32 1

2

19

***

35

15

216

27

35

38

4

51

48

10)

2

1

4

21

A

of Lurg,

Ulcer,

Fungoid Disease,

Fistula in An?,

∞ ∞ 11 2422

10

13

64

3

2

::

18

...

174

::

N

5

10

5

261

6

1

4

21 1

105

16

28

42

64

10

2

65

7

Scorbutus,

III.-Scrofula,

15

Phthisis,...

31 15

61

IV.-Paralysis,

4 155

Insanity,

Delirium Tremens,

Sunstroke,

Epilepsy,

Apoplexy and Concussion of Brain,

Compression of Brain,

Brain Fever,

3

10

1

1

52687

224

761

1

81

14

...

~

V.-Aneurism,

Pericarditis,

Disease of the Heart,

VI.-Tonsillitis,

Catarrh,

Bronchitis,

...

Pneumonia and Pleuro ditto,

1

4

...

1

10

Asthma,.

Pleuritis,

VII.-Ascites,

Colic,

Constipation,

Hepatitis,

Jaundice,

Vomiting of Blood,

Hemorrhoids,...

Enteritis,

1

?

4

10

10

3

263

16

16

24640

1

7

201

...

3 42

8 1

12

3 1

42

13

11

21

47

4

3 2

174 17

12

11

...

~~

CO --

1

Ι

1

1

Gastritis,

Hernia,

VIII.-Stricture of Urethra,

Orchitis,

IX.-Rheumatism,

Hydrops Articuli,

Dislocations,

XI.-Phlegmon,

Tumors,

Lepra,

Psoriasis,

Eczyma,

Scabies,

Filiaria Medinensis,

XVII.-Drunk,

Starvation,..

Debility,...

Burns,

Fractures,

Wounds, Gunshot,

""

...

incised, lacerated, contused,...

Stabbing, ... Contusions, Amputations, Opium Smoking,

XVIII-Impostors,

Other diseases, Opthalmia,... Ulcerated Cornea, Sclerotitis,

Iritis,

Blind incurable,.

Amaurosis,

Accidents,

Necrosis,...

Splenitis,

...

...

...

Total,...

...

1

6.

22 10

32

?

14

6

??

4?

4

2:

23

331 22 1 22

1

81

1

3

:

2

222 M

3

12

30

1

13

2

15

:

2

12

13 1 12

::

3

64924

24

13

26

6 11

1 1

12 1 272

2 41

6

7

14 30 1

5. 30 2 12

142

N

?

1

31

4

511

5

173

3

3

17

40

5 2 63

3

20

25

501

2

17 12

8 37

47

~

1

1

11

36

?

-

2 1

1

125 32

21006

18 2

2

365 286 101 75240 73380 85046

?

:

-

10 10 00

5

??

259 29 2984412

35 3 9 17626

??

***

?O LO —∞

5

1

3

1

126

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH ARPIL, 1864.

7.-TABLE shewing the ADMISSIONS into the GOVERNMENT LOCK HOSPITAL during the Six Years of its existence, with the number of Diets issued and the average length of treatment.

ADMISSIONS.

NO. OF DIETS ISSUED.

AVERAGE No. OF DAYS TREATED.

1858.

1859.

1860.

1861.

1862.

1863.

Total. 1858.1859. | 1860. | 1861. | 1862. | 1863. Total.

1858. 1859. 1860. | 1861. 1862. 1863.

124 | 162 | 361|442 | 485 | 420 1,994 4,797 5,389 | 9,107 | 10,778 12,198 11,707 53,977 43.8 30.8 23.7 23.4 22.0 23.7

8.-TABLE shewing the Monthly Admissions, Classification of Disease, and average duration of treatment of each, in the GOVERNMENT LOCK HOSPITAL during the Year 1863.

MONTHS.

CHANCRES.

AVERAGE DAYS.

GONORRHOEA.

AVERAGE DAYS.

ULCERS OF UTERUS.

AVERAGE DAYS.

TOTAL CASES.

January,

5

101

1

3

32

February,

5

24

1

8

37

20

March,

17.

41

1

11

33

April,

14

41

4

61

12

31

May,

11

44

12

17

15

June,

10

54

15

21

77

July,

14

63

12

29

11

23

August,

6

391

14

191

3

24

September,

October,

November,

December,

7699

30%

13

19

10

32

32

20

25

8

21

34

18

24

1

13

23

11

7

??????????

38

43

201

51

30

38

25/

32

37

23

30

34

25

323/

39

TOTAL,...

110

134

176

420

9.—TABLE shewing the Rate of MORTALITY among the FOREIGN RESIDENTS in HONGKONG, during the last Six Years.

1858, 1859,

1860,

1861,

1862,

1863,

...

NO. OF EUROPEAN

YEARS.

AND AMERICAN RESIDENTS.

1462

1031

1592

1557

1604

1644

8890

BURIALS OF RESIDENTS IN PROTESTANT AND ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERIES.

110

70

51

101

46

104

482

PER CENTAGE OF DEATHS TO NO. OF RESIDENTS.

7.52

6.66

3.20

6.48

2.24

6.32

5.42

TOTAL,....

No. OF SUMMONSES

ISSUED.

10.-TABLE shewing the Work performed by the INSPECTOR of NUISANCES during the Year 1863.

FINED.

DISCHARGED.

ISSUED.

AMOUNT OF FINES.

No. of PERSONS

No. OF PERSONS

No. of NOTICES

FOR

FOR AC- DEFECTIVE CUMULATION DRAINAGE. OF FILTH.

In

In Dollars. Sterling.

TOTAL.

1,324

1,523

114

5,510

1,939

3,533

$ c. 1,335.00

Nil.

? s. d. 278.2.6

11.-TABLE showing the ANNUAL MEAN STATE of the ATMOSPHERE during the Year 1863, as recorded at the CIVIL HOSPITAL.

FAHRENHEIT THERMOMETER.

HYGROMETER.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

BAROMETER.

Rain in

Inches

1863.

Standard.

Aneroid.

Self register- ing in Shade.

Detached.

Dry Bulb.

Wet Bulb.

during

STATE OF THE WEATHER.

the

Month.

During the Month.

In Sun.

In Water.

In Shade.

In Shade.

MONTH.

9 A.M.3 P.M. 9 A.M. 3 P.M. Max.

January,

February,

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

30.44 30.39 20.08 29.98 30.34 30.27 29.48 29.81 30.33 30.29 29.98 29.92 71 30.16 30.10 29.83 29.75 79 66 30.30 29.98 29.75 29.65 29.97 29.88| 29.55| 29.52 88 29.84 29.82 29.50 29.48)

65

57

69

61

61

81

73

August,

29.85 29.80 29.51 29.45 |

87 78 103

85 77

September,

29.93 29.84 29.58 29.54

84

October,....

November,..

December,

30.30 30.15| 29.83 29.79 78 30.33 30.26 30.20| 29.92 78 63 30.34 30.10 29.95 29.85 62

2 2 7 8 8

3 3 3 3 2 2 * N N 2 3

8 = 2 = 8 0 1 2 0 8 8

72 71

79

71

75

90 95

90

2 2 10 13 8

79 100

89 75

98

82

102 79

38

93 96 80

93 90

80

73

86

88

81

82

64 74

78

? 8 8 8

& 8 7 8 8 I 8 I 2

2 2 3 3 ?

64

65

71

3 3 3 2 N

88

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.

59

Average during the Month.

60 60 62

55

79 63 64 64

65 59

641/

60

61

73

61

73

77

77

811

78/1/200

81 82 83

79 81 80

74

75

66

67

55

56

I I N = & & & I ? 2

75

79

831

83

8310

84 78

77

75 76

67

2 2 8 8 8 8 8 8

68

68

56

57

383

**** 2 2 2 2 8 8 35

99 999

57

1.80

Fine, cloudy and misty.

Overcast, gloomy and fine.

611/

1.99

Overcast, gloomy and foggy.

69

0.43

Fine.

73

74

4.40

Overcast, cloudy and gloomy.

77

77

29.75

Fine, cloudy and rain.

781

5.96

Do., overcast and cloudy.

76

15.91

Overcast, cloudy and rain.

74

76

20.12

Fine and clear, overcast and rain.

70

71

3.61

Fine and clear.

60

61

1.63

Fine and clear.

50

52

2.20

Fine and overcast.

?

Annual Mean,..

30.16 30.80 29.76| 29.72 77

68

86 80

70/1/2

711

72

731 67

68

81.61

127

128

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

12.-TABLE shewing the Rate of SICKNESS and MORTALITY of the TROOPS serving in HONGKONG, during the Year 1863.

STRENGTH.

ADMIS

ADMISSIONS INTO HOSPITAL.

DEATHS.

White. Black. Total. White. Black. Total. White. Black. Total.

1025 470 1495 2271

472

2751

39

12

51

RATE OF SICKNESS.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

184.01

per cent.

3.41

per cent.

13.—TABLE shewing the RATE of SICKNESS and MORTALITY in the CONVICT HULK "ROYAL SAXON " from June 15th to December 31st, 1863.

TOTAL NO. AVERAGE No. TOTAL SICK TOTAL SICK

RATE OF SERIOUS SICKNESS.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

OF

OF

PRISONERS.

PRISONERS.

IN

HOSPITAL.

TRIFLING CASES.

TOTAL DEATHS.

To Total.

To Average.

To Total. To Average.

384

250

90

157

41

23.43

36.00

10.67

16.40

No. 64.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   At the Annual Meeting of the Hongkong Volunteers, held on the 7th Ultimo, it was resolved that subject to the approval of His Excellency the GOVERNOR, Rule 13 should be so far added to as to read that any Vacancies occurring in the Committee during the year be filled from the Corps by the Committee for that year only.

Under Section 5 of Ordinance No. 2 of 1862, the above alteration has been submitted to His Excellency the GOVERNOR, who, having confirmed the same, directs it to be published for general information, as an addition to the Volunteer Rules and Regulations of 14th May, 1862.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th April, 1864.

No. 65.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following letter from Captain Nolloth, Senior Naval Officer, detailing certain property found on board of a piratical Lorcha, is published for general information.

The Articles enumerated may be seen, for purpose of recognition and identification, at the Central Police Station of this City.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th April, 1864.

H. M. S. Princess Charlotte,

HONGKONG, 4th April, 1864.

SIR,I have the honor to inform you that, on the 16th ultimo, H. M. gun-boat Bustard captured off Bohea Village, in Pinghai Bay, a Canton pirate lorcha-formerly a Canton fishing vessel--and that in her were found :-

1. A brown cloth Great Coat.

2. Pair of India-rubber Boots.

3. A House flag, red, with a white centre, bearing the letters H.E. in blue.

4. A Note-book with gilt edge leaves, containing Chinese writing.

5. Fragment of an American Periodical entitled "Gleasons Pictorial Drawing Room Companion," (apparently for

1856.)

N.B.-All these Articles appear to be American.

The lorcha had arrived, four days previously from off Ningpo and had recently engaged some foreign lorchas off Quancheu. As three of the crew, who were taken and handed over by the gun-boat to the Native Authorities at Hoochow, pretended to have been themselves prisoners to the pirates, no account could be obtained from them regarding the above-mentioned Articles or their owners, and I have thought that the publication of the list of the former-which will be disposed of as you may desire-might lead to desirable information.-I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient Servant,

M. S. NOLLOTH, Captain and Senior Officer.

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNnor, &c., &c., &c.,

Hongkong.

128

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

12.-TABLE shewing the Rate of SICKNESS and MORTALITY of the TROOPS serving in HONGKONG, during the Year 1863.

STRENGTH.

ADMIS

ADMISSIONS INTO HOSPITAL.

DEATHS.

White. Black. Total. White. Black. Total. White. Black. Total.

1025 470 1495 2271

472

2751

39

12

51

RATE OF SICKNESS.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

184.01

per cent.

3.41

per cent.

13.—TABLE shewing the RATE of SICKNESS and MORTALITY in the CONVICT HULK "ROYAL SAXON " from June 15th to December 31st, 1863.

TOTAL NO. AVERAGE No. TOTAL SICK TOTAL SICK

RATE OF SERIOUS SICKNESS.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

OF

OF

PRISONERS.

PRISONERS.

IN

HOSPITAL.

TRIFLING CASES.

TOTAL DEATHS.

To Total.

To Average.

To Total. To Average.

384

250

90

157

41

23.43

36.00

10.67

16.40

No. 64.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   At the Annual Meeting of the Hongkong Volunteers, held on the 7th Ultimo, it was resolved that subject to the approval of His Excellency the GOVERNOR, Rule 13 should be so far added to as to read that any Vacancies occurring in the Committee during the year be filled from the Corps by the Committee for that year only.

Under Section 5 of Ordinance No. 2 of 1862, the above alteration has been submitted to His Excellency the GOVERNOR, who, having confirmed the same, directs it to be published for general information, as an addition to the Volunteer Rules and Regulations of 14th May, 1862.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th April, 1864.

No. 65.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following letter from Captain Nolloth, Senior Naval Officer, detailing certain property found on board of a piratical Lorcha, is published for general information.

The Articles enumerated may be seen, for purpose of recognition and identification, at the Central Police Station of this City.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th April, 1864.

H. M. S. Princess Charlotte,

HONGKONG, 4th April, 1864.

SIR,I have the honor to inform you that, on the 16th ultimo, H. M. gun-boat Bustard captured off Bohea Village, in Pinghai Bay, a Canton pirate lorcha-formerly a Canton fishing vessel--and that in her were found :-

1. A brown cloth Great Coat.

2. Pair of India-rubber Boots.

3. A House flag, red, with a white centre, bearing the letters H.E. in blue.

4. A Note-book with gilt edge leaves, containing Chinese writing.

5. Fragment of an American Periodical entitled "Gleasons Pictorial Drawing Room Companion," (apparently for

1856.)

N.B.-All these Articles appear to be American.

The lorcha had arrived, four days previously from off Ningpo and had recently engaged some foreign lorchas off Quancheu. As three of the crew, who were taken and handed over by the gun-boat to the Native Authorities at Hoochow, pretended to have been themselves prisoners to the pirates, no account could be obtained from them regarding the above-mentioned Articles or their owners, and I have thought that the publication of the list of the former-which will be disposed of as you may desire-might lead to desirable information.-I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient Servant,

M. S. NOLLOTH, Captain and Senior Officer.

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNnor, &c., &c., &c.,

Hongkong.

No. 66.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

129

      His Excellency the GOVERNOR has been pleased to appoint provisionally, until Her Majesty's pleasure may be known, JAMES WHITTALL, Esquire, to be a Member of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, in the room of the Honourable ALEXANDER PERCEVAL, Esquire, who has resigned his Seat on leaving the Colony.

The Honourable JAMES WHITTALL, Esquire, has been this day sworn in accordingly.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th April, 1864.

No. 67.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

His Excellency the GOVERNOR has been pleased to appoint Staff Commander LONEY, R.N, one of the Government Marine Surveyors at this Port.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th April, 1864.

No. 68.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the GOVERNOR is pleased to make the following appointments in the Hongkong Volunteers.

PHILIP ALBERT MYBURGH, of the Inner Temple Barrister at Law, Esquire, Gunner Hongkong Volunteers, and late Private in the Inns of Court Rifles (23 Middlesex), to be Captain, vice KANE resigned 8th April, 1864.

Lieutenant and Acting Adjutant JOHN DODD to be Adjutant, 4th April, 1864.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1864.

No. 69.

V

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1864.

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, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED,... SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

$671,049. $250,000.

WM. LAMOND, Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st April, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 7th April, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

130

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

Νο. 70.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK OF INDIA, LONDON, AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1864.

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, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF NOTES IN CIRCULATION,....$624,114. BULLION IN RESERVE,

$250,000.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and Chia, Hongkong, 1st April, 1864.

WALTER ORMISTON,

Manager.

  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.

A. F. ALVES, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 7th April, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 71.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information. By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, 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 31st March, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES IN ISSUE,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,

?

$331,958. $150,000.

W. KAYE, Acting Manager.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, Hongkong, 4th April, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 7th April, 1864.

No. 72.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the AGRA AND UNITED SERVICE BANK, LIMITED, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

130

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

Νο. 70.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK OF INDIA, LONDON, AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1864.

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, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF NOTES IN CIRCULATION,....$624,114. BULLION IN RESERVE,

$250,000.

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and Chia, Hongkong, 1st April, 1864.

WALTER ORMISTON,

Manager.

  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.

A. F. ALVES, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 7th April, 1864.

FRED. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

No. 71.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Branch of the CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA AND CHINA, in Hongkong, is published for general information. By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1864.

W. T. MERCER, 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 31st March, 1864, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES IN ISSUE,

SPECIE IN RESERVE,

?

$331,958. $150,000.

W. KAYE, Acting Manager.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, Hongkong, 4th April, 1864.

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.

A. F. ALVES,

Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 7th April, 1864.

No. 72.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the AGRA AND UNITED SERVICE BANK, LIMITED, in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th April, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

131

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, in Hongkong, for

the month ending 31st March, 1864.

NOTES ISSUED,.

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1864.

$271,307. ...$100,000.

HENRY NOBLE, Manager.

   I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

A. F. ALVES, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 7th April, 1864.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 73.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office on or before Monday, the 18th Instant for the execution of several services at the Supreme Court,-for out Offices, &c.

Plans and specifications may be seen on application between the hours of 10 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th April, 1864.

No. 74.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency the GOVERNOR has been pleased to recognize, provisionally, LE VICOMTE O'MAHONY as Acting Consul for France at this Port, during the temporary absence of M. GODEAUX from the Colony.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th April, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   All persons in Arrears of the payment of Police, Lighting and Water Rates for the Quarters ending respectively, 31st March and 30th June, 1864, are informed that the said Rates must be paid at the Treasury on or before the 30th Instant, otherwise an application will be made to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction for the recovery of all Arrears to the 30th of June next.

FREDERICK FORTH,

Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, April 7th, 1864.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

131

Account of the average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, in Hongkong, for

the month ending 31st March, 1864.

NOTES ISSUED,.

SPECIE IN RESERVE,.

Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1864.

$271,307. ...$100,000.

HENRY NOBLE, Manager.

   I hereby certify that I this day inspected the Books and Treasure of the Chartered Agra and United Service Bank, Limited, and found the necessary amount of Specie as required by the Royal Charter.

A. F. ALVES, Accountant.

Victoria, Hongkong, 7th April, 1864.

FRED. FORTH,

Colonial Treasurer.

No. 73.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office on or before Monday, the 18th Instant for the execution of several services at the Supreme Court,-for out Offices, &c.

Plans and specifications may be seen on application between the hours of 10 A.M. and 3 P.M.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th April, 1864.

No. 74.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency the GOVERNOR has been pleased to recognize, provisionally, LE VICOMTE O'MAHONY as Acting Consul for France at this Port, during the temporary absence of M. GODEAUX from the Colony.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th April, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   All persons in Arrears of the payment of Police, Lighting and Water Rates for the Quarters ending respectively, 31st March and 30th June, 1864, are informed that the said Rates must be paid at the Treasury on or before the 30th Instant, otherwise an application will be made to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction for the recovery of all Arrears to the 30th of June next.

FREDERICK FORTH,

Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, April 7th, 1864.

DATE.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

133

    It having been represented that Vessels frequently leave this Port for Bangkok and other places without the notice. required by Clause 15 of Ordinance 8 of 1862 having been given to this Department, it is hereby notified that all persons who do not comply with the requirements of that Clause of the Ordinance will be proceeded against for the recovery of the penalty imposed for the offence.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1864.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

    With reference to the Notification dated 22nd December, 1862, which was published in the Government Gazette No. 53 of the 27th December, 1862, it is hereby notified that on and after the 1st May next correspondence addressed to India to be forwarded by Private Vessels, will be despatched unpaid, postage at the rate of 4 pence per ounce letter being levied only upon correspondence received by such Vessels.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 24th March, 1864.

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.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer. Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

April

30.02

68

29.86

72

29.86

72

3.

29.86

72

29.84

73

29.85

73

27

29.87

74

29.85

76

29.80

74

"

29.80

74

29.78

75

29.77

75

""

6,

29.76

75

29.74

76

29.73

76

""

7,

29.73

76

29.74

76

29.74

76

,,

8,

29.75

76

29.74

76

29.73

76

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

*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

Dirn.

F.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

1864.

April 2 28.18 28.23 28.17 28.15 28.15 65.00 67.30 66.00 64.30 67.00 64.00 62.00 69.00 SW

3 28.10 28.1628.17 28.11 28.10.67.00|68.00|68.00|66.00|67.30|68.00 63.00|68.00|SW

2 NE

8 SSW

2 SbW

4

Cloudy with passing fog; from 5 P.M., dense fog.

5 SW

6

Dense fog and rain.

99

4 28.15 28.20 28.20 28.15 28.12 68.00 69.30 68.30|68.00 69.30 68.30 66.00 71.00 SSW

2 SW

3 SbW

4

Do.

do.

91

5 28.05 28.05 28.05 27.98 27.98,67.30|68.00|68.00|67.00|68.00|68.00 66.00|70.00's

8 SW

8 S

8

Do.

do.

11

6 28.05 28.05 28.07 28.01 28.01 69.3070.00 69.30 69.30 70.00 69.30 67.00 70.00 SW

2 SbW

4 SW

5

Do. do.

29

"

7 28.00 28.03 28.00 27.95 27.95,69.30|70.00|69.00|69.30|70.90|39.00 67.00|71.00 SW

6 SW

4 SW

Dense fog.

}}

8 28.02 28.05 28.05 28.02 28.0269.00 69.30 69.00|69.00|69.30|39.0066.00 71.00 SW

6 SW

6 SW

4

Do.

134

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9?? APRIL, 1864.

BAROMETER.

DAY OF WEEK.

DETACHED.

STANDARD.

?NEROID.

ATTACHED IN SHADE.

DRY BULB IN WET BULB IN SHADE. SHADE.

IN SUN.

IN WATER.

SELF REGIS- TERING IN

SHADE.

Max. Min.

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH ENDING FEBRUARY, 1864.

THERMOMETER (Fehrenheit.)

RAIN.

HYDROMETER.

WIND.

HUMIDITY

COMPUTED. COMPLETE SATURATION

DEW POINT COMPUTED.

VELOCITY IN FEET IN 5

MINUTES.

IN INCHES DURING THE PREVIOUS 24) HOURS.

STATE OF THE WEATHER.

=1,000.

9 A.M. 3 P.M. 9 A.M.3 P.M. 3 P.M. 9 A.M. 9 A.M. 3 P.M.

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.

9 A.M.

3 P.M.

Mon.

30.14 30.14 29.85

29.86 60

54

56

57

75

83

Tues. 30.16| 30.10

29.89 29.75 61

52

55

55 84

77

Wed. 30.14 30.17 29.86 29.89 59

55

56

54

78

69

Thurs. 30.28 30.26

29.95

29.74 60

54

56

58

68

|Friday| 30.32 30.27 | 29.98|29.95|

Satur. 30.29 30.25 29.99

59

56

57

56

80

29.93 60

55

56

57

82

BRIOLE

55

56

52

54

70

72

79

Sun.

30.24 30.18 | 29.95

29.89

62

57

59

59

85

91

Mon.

30.14 30.05 | 29.85

29.96 63

58

59

59

87

83

58

Tues.

30.06 30.02 29.94 Wed. 30.08 | 30.00 Thurs. 30.10 | 30.09 Friday 30.11 30.00 Satur. 30.36 | 30.28 Sun. 30.25 30.21 30.21 | 30.27 Mon. Tues. 30.25 30.23

29.98 64

56

59

60

80

81

58

29.70 29.65 64

59

61

62

91

91

60

61

29.85

29.83

65

59

62

63

89

92

61

62

29.86| 29.75 66

60

63

64

94

80

62

63

30.02 29.94 66 29.90 29.87

55

56

59

83

69

63 67

66

59

60

61

75

29.89 29.92 66

59

56

57

69

29.90 29.93 68

59

59

61

78

Wed. 30.27 | 30.21

29.92 29.87 70

59

66

67

Thurs.) 30.24| 30.22| 29.90 29.89 65

59

59

59

79

Friday 30.25 30.15 29.90 29.80

60

56

55

56

80

Satur. 30.25 | 30.15| 29.90 29.80

60

48

54

53

72

Sun.

Mon. Tues. 30.15 | 30.25| 29.80

30.30 | 30.35| 29.95 30.25 30.30| 29.90

30.00

54

46

49

50

68

29.95

50

43

45

46

81

29.90

41

46

45

Wed.

30.15 30.19 29.80 29.84 50

42

45

46

Thurs. 30.05 30.17 29.75| 29.84 Friday 30.06 30.02 29.76 29.72

50

45

45

46

54

44

44

43

Satur. 29.95 29.05 29.60 29.70

58

44

45

45

Sun.

Mon.

30.00 29.06 29.65 29.70 29.94 30.07 29.63 29.72

58

44

44

57

44

44

44

R O R Z A S R 37822888*

78

59

60

76

54

83 58

87

65

82

58

83

54

65

53

93838333858358K 38 KB 5

56

56

56

57

59

61

888888888=22388

57

50

55

55

50

54

51

58

51

56

50

57

59

59

59

54

59

62

56

62

63

63

64

60

56

59

51

60

61

56

57

51

59

61

66 66

67

51

58

59

59

885583399885858

0.295 0.304| 44.04

51

45.05

Fine, slightly hazy.

Fine.

51

0.302 | 0.325| 45.02| 47.02

Overcast and cloudy.

Do.

50

0.317 0.310 46.03| 46.01

Cloudy and hazy.

Do.

54

0.317 0.367 46.03 50.04

Fine, slightly hazy.

Do., but overcast.

51

0.351 0.317 49.03

46.03

Do.

51

0.365 0.377 50.02 51.02

Do.

Do.

Do.

56

0.380 0.407 51.04 53.03

Do., but hazy.

56

0.354| 0.407 49.05 53.07

Do.

do.

55

0.380 | 0.369

51.04 50.06.

58

0.383 0.427 51.07 54.06

Do., and foggy.

Cloudy and hazy.

Do., slightly hazy. Fine.

Overcast, but fine.

do.

Do.

Fine.

Fine.

58

0.427 0.414| 54.06| 53.08

61

0.474 0.492 57.06 58.05

Do.

Do.

54

0.317 0.354 46.03 49.05.

Do.

Do.

57

0.453 0.410| 56.02| 53.05

Do.

Do.

52

0.317 0.327

46.03| 47.04

Do., and clear.

Do.

58

0.330 | 0.439

47.07 55.04

Do.

Do.

51

0.220 | 0.230|

33.09| 38.02

Foggy and overcast.

Do.

Overcast.

54

51

0.354 0.354

49.05 | 49.05

Overcast, and fine.

55

55

56

50

52

0.302 0.340 45.02 48.02

Fine.

Fine.

51

54

55

50

49

0.310

0.299 | 46.01 45.00

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

73

47

49

59

50

54 46

0.354 0.265 49.05

41.08

79

70

80

59

58

71

74

2 1 2 2 O Z R R ::

44

45

45

46

40 41

0.197 0.207 34.02 | 35.03

Do.

Do.

74

45

44 46

45

43

41

0.244 0.214 39.06 | 36.04

Overcast and drizzling.

Finc.

44

45

45

46

41

42

0.214 0.225 36.04 37.04

Do.

Overcast and drizzling.

Do., but fine.

Fine.

73

44

45

45

46

41

0.197 0.207| 34.02| 35.03

Do.

Do.

42

41

44

43

39

0.205| 0.174 35.03| 31.00

Do.

Do., misty.

44

43

45

45

40

0.197 0.197 34.07 34.07

Do.

75

43

44

44

45

41

0.205 0.214 35.03 36.04

43

43

44

44

41

0.205 0.224 35.03 37.05

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

:

Mean

30.25 | 30.15 29.90 29.74

60

52

443/ 55

77 772 53

53

542

55

51

50

REMARKS,

Mean daily range of temperature. Monthly range of do.

12.00 degrees.

.20.00

:

:

:

..

During the

month.

??

.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

135

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 9th April, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Napier, J.

Letters. Papers.

1

Lets. Paps.

Robinson, James 1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anstrucher, H. 1

Clery, H. G. 1

Gerhold, C.

Letters. Papers.

2

Arrakiel, C. J. 1

Cruller, R.

1

Adolphus, E.

2

Abraham, C.

1

Dorman, D.

1

Globe Parcel Co. ? Agents for the Gavilla, A. R. 1

1

Halse, R. Hansard, Miss 1

1

Andrew, W. D. 1

Devarr, S. P. 1

Gibson, J. Capt. 1

Jump, G. Joll, J.

1

Otto, Owens, W.

11

Smith Souza

3 1

2

Satton D.

Auholu, S. P. 1

Dowers, M.

Gibbs, E.

1

Dallberg,

1

Greig, Mrs.

1

Kemp Mr.

1

Pickering, C.W.2

3

Bateman, J.

1

Dieckmann, H. 1

Grant, J.

1

Kretschmann, 1

Pimm, J.

3

Spooner, E. H. 1

Brown,

7

3

Dalrymple, T. 1

Glimins, R. R. 1

Klippel, K.

1

Pagson, G. M. E. 2

1

Shepherd, Capt. 1

Siggery, T. 1

Porter, T.

1

Slackles, T. J. 1

Baker,

1

Dapr?,

1

Godsil, Capt. J. 1

Lord, J.

1

Pereira,

Locker, C. F.

Devay,

1

Goodline, D,

1

Lamprey, Dr.

1

Palmer, J.

Southey, A. J. 1 Swan, W.

1

Baldamuria, F. 1

Daly, D. B.

1

Geisbrook, H.

4

Lee, Mrs.

2

Perey, L.

1

Bennett, G. A. 2

Schelthays, C. 1

Dutton, S.

1

Pautten, H.

Brighttuase,

Capt.

}

Desvachez,

Herman, M.

1

Meyers, J.

1

Potter, Mrs.

2

Thomas, L.

6

Hart & Co., J. 1

Murphy,

2

Pryke, C.

1

Busser, E.

2

Ellison, T.

1

Hay, Capt.

5

Maury, T.

1

Patmore, J. II. 1

Tayloy, Revd. 1 Titens, Capt.

1

Barrett, Capt. 1 Blakesley, J.

Hook, T.

2

Milne, J.

1

Tucker, S. A.

1

5

Fenton, J. J.

1

Howell, H.

1

Miller, H.

2

Forbes, F.

1

Hamilton, J. W. 1

McGurn, W.

3

Clare, W.

1

Frickle & Co.

Higgins, H.

1

Mayo, C.

J., Manila

Rocha, Sor. D. 7

Rodrigues, A. P. 1

Thompson, J.

1r.

Twiss, J. B.

1 1

Cumming,

1

Coath, W.

1

25

Ferdinand

2

Hale, B.

Meredith, J.

1

Rozzell, W.

1

Vines, D. B.

1

Fergusson, R.

3

Harper, Dr.

5

Martin, S.

1

Remedios, C. Snra.1

Walker, J

1

Costa, F. D.

Farnam, G. B. 1

Harris, W. A.

1

McGregor, D.

Robinson, Capt. 3

Wilson,

3

Chaves, M.

Finlay, J.

1

Hoof,

1

Mahlman, F.

Renaud,

1

Clarke, J. B. Carter,

Worsfold,

1

3

1

Graves

Hopson, E. Hockley, W.

1

1

Reddell, W.

1

2

Nielsen, C. P. 1

Ramsdell, O. 1

Youngman, E. 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 9th April, 1864.

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Avalanche

2

Avenir

2

Champion Creton

1

1

Edward England

1

Kelso

4

Kate Howe

1

Newland N. B. Palmer

3

1

Sardinia Surat

5

4

1

Anglo Saxon

Catharine

Euphrates

1

Napoleon III

Spy

1

Alpaca

Canton

E. Nicholson

2

Luna

Anita

1

Continent

Amoy

12

1

Caduceus

August

1

Achilles

3

??

Alma

1

Argus

1

Ann Reddin

Annie

1

Confiance

China Cosmao Cutwater

City of Aber-

122112 5

Lucky Star

Fanny Fern

1

Laure

Fairy

1

Lloyd Raynor 1

1231

Northland

1

Sebastapol 17

2

Sonora

1

Oasis

Sigmar

1

Olympia

1

Scawfell

2

Fitz James

1

Oriental

2

Selah Jehan

1

Maggie Atkinson 4

1

Onward

1

Sky Lark

1

Granville

1

Mary Warren

1

Orne

10

Star of China

2

3

Glaucester 3 1

Merchantman

6

3

Obey

1

Speedy

Glendoveer 1

Melbrek

3

Osaca

Sailors Home

Auld Rukie

1

Constance

Gazelle

1

Mercury

Octavia

1

Silome

2

Alberta

C. of Yarborough 3

Glencoe

Mencius

Argonaut

1

Dictator

1

Gitana Glenarus

2 1

Mary Frazier

1

Princess of Wales 2

Typhoon

Music

1

Princes Royal 1

Thalaba

25

Brilliant

1

Day Break

Thetis

5

Mary

Portland

Ths. Bell

Bucton Castle 1

Diana

8

Henrietta

Bloomer

1

Dolphin

1

Helena

1

Bow & Urgent 1

Dirigo

1

Bertha

1

Bacalan

Castle

3

N

Competitor 1

Demerara Dartmouth

Emma

Empress

Independence 3

2 - 00

1

Madalia

Pruthi

Monsoon

1

Paul

Unrivelled

1

M. Mitchell

2

Madras

1

Queen of England 1

Virginia

1

Jacatra

3

Malabar

1

Queen Bee

Verona

Johanna

8

Marie

Willey

2

1

John Bibby 1 Josephine

Rifleman

2

W. Continent

1

New York

2

1

Royal Alfred

1

Winchester

Calcutta

1

Elizabeth Dawson 2

Conflict

2

East Indian 2

Khusrovie

Normen Norwood

Ranolina

1

Racehorse

Yang-tsze 3 1

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

Ships of War, 9th April, 1864.

Algerine

Letters. Papers.

1

Brisk Bustard

Clown

1

Cormorant Centaur

Flamer

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Havoc

2

Osprey

Letters. Papers.

1

Ringdove

Letters. Papers.

1

Lets. Paps.

2

Valorous Vigilant

2 1

1

Janus

2

P. Charlotte

6

Leven

1

1 1

Grasshopper

Manila

Rifleman

2 1

Severn Slaney

Tartar

1

2

Weazel

1

Cookesly, Major

Dennis Gannon

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Post Office for Military, 9th April, 1864.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. L'apers.

1

Lawson, Lieut. 59th Regt.

2

Pivate Marthin Bergin

Letters. Papers.

1

Taylor, Captain

1

Milne, G., 5 Lancers

1

Ridgway, Licut., 91th Regt. 1

Lets. Paps.

1

136

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH APRIL, 1864.

In re the Estate of the late THOMAS ROBERTS.

OTICE.-All persons indebted to the above Estate are requested to make immediate payment, and all claims against the Estate must be forwarded to the undersigned before the Thirtieth day of June, A.D. 1864.

ALEXANDER WILSON,

Executor.

Hongkong, 12th March, 1864.

STEAM FOR

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

THE

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Steam-ship "BEHAR,” Captain DUNDAS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Friday, the 15th April, 1864, at 2 P.M.

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

  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 Condition 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, 6th April, 1864.

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in

WE

Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

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 Saturday, the 26th April, at Noon, the

Company's Steam-ship " CAMBODGE,” Commandant DE BOVIS, H.I.M.N., with Her Britannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places.

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 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 4 P.M., on the 23rd of April; Specie and Parcels until 5 o'clock P.M. on 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. C. BERTRAND, Agent.

Hongkong, 5th April, 1864.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR was admitted a

partner in our Firm on the 1st instant.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 25th January, 1864.

ORIENTAL BANK CORPORATION.

having come to the knowledge of the Officers of the Corporation in China that the $25 notes of the Bank have been imitated, and that several of these forged notes have got into circu- lation: It has been resolved to cancel the present issue of $25 notes and issue new ones of a different design. In accordance with this resolution all persons are cautioned against taking any of the $25 notes of the Bank, and all holders of such notes are requested to present them at the Bank's Office in Hongkong where they will receive dol- lars for them.

TH

WM. LAMOND, Manager in China.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN WISE in our firm at this place ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

Mr. RICHARD LOVETT COLLER is admitted a partner from 1st January, 1864.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Manila, 1st March, 1864.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN

Tiste in the firup of FARBRIDGE, HOL-

LIDAY & Co., Manchester, and in our houses in China, ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

NOTICE.

TFLloydighed have been

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.

MR

NOTICE.

R. HENRY HUBBARD is admitted a

Partner in our Firm.

DENT & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd February, 1864.

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Oswald's Terrace,

D. NORONHA.

Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

Printed and Published by D. NORONHA, Printer to Hongkong Government, Oswald's Terrace, WELLINGTON STREET.

DIE

SOIT

ET

QUI MAL

OROITY

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 16.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 16TH APRIL, 1864.

VOL. X.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 5 OF 1864.

TUESDAY, 29TH MARCH, 1864.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the GOVERNOR, and all the Members.

The Council met to-day, pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 19th Instant, were read and approved.

The Bill, entitled "An Ordinance to authorize the appropriation of a supplementary sum not exceeding One hundred and fifty-two thousand Dollars to defray the charges of the Year 1863," was read a second time;

And the Council went into Committee upon the Supplementary Estimates for the said year.

The following Votes were then agreed to:-

Establishments:

Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Treasurer,

Surveyor General,

Postmaster General,

Registrar General,

Harbour Master,

Police and Lighting Rate Collector,

Supreme Court,

Summary Jurisdiction Court,

Educational,

?

$1,428.87 628.32 1,123.64

3,204.16

108.00

189.66

140.00

102.75

120.00

355.34

474.98

Medical,

Police,

Gaols,

1,479.55

4,076.83

Total Establishments,

13,432.10

Pensions, Retired Allowances and Gratuities,

160.00

Revenue Services,

exclusive of Establishments,

240.00

Administration of Justice,

do.,

1,173.95

Hospitals,

do.,

1,411.67

Police,

do.,

19,327.23

Gaols,

do.,

30,975.93

Rent,

190.00 1,508.40

Transport,

Conveyance of Mails,

Works and Buildings,...

Roads, Streets, and Bridges,

Miscellaneous Services,

Special Expenses, &c.,

Mint, exclusive of Establishments,

900.77

53,341.26

20,633.82

1,101.64

6,752.80

621.08

Total,.

$151,770.65

138

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH APRIL, 1864.

The Appropriation Bill being in accordance with the foregoing Votes, the GOVERNOR put the Question,

That this Bill do pass, and that the Title be-"An Ordinance to authorise the appropriation of a Supplementary Sum not exceeding One hundred and fifty-two thousand Dollars to defray the charges of the Year 1863."

66

Question put and carried,—the Ordinance being numbered "No. 3 of 1864.”

The Bill for the observance of Neutrality during the existing hostilities between the United States and

the Confederate States of America, was read a second time;

And the Council went into Committee upon the said Bill.

Sections 1, 2, and 3 agreed to.

Preamble agreed to.

Title agreed to.

The Bill having gone through Committee, the GOVERNOR put the Question-That this Bill do pass, and that the Title be--"An Ordinance to give effect to Her Majesty's Regulations for the "observance of Neutrality during the existing hostilities between the United States and the States "calling themselves the Confederate States of America."

Question put and carried,--the Ordinance being numbered "No. 4 of 1864."

The Report of the Select Committee appointed to consider the sites available for the Mint was brought up and read; and it was unanimously resolved that the same be received, and entered on the Minutes.

The Report was as follows:-

                                   HONGKONG, 23rd March, 1864. SIR,-As the Committee appointed by Your Excellency to take into consideration the situation of a site for the proposed Mint, we have the honor to lay before Your Excellency the conclusion we have come to on the matter.

The sites suggested to us as available, are the following:

Ouchterlony Battery,

North of the Bridge at Wong-nei-chong, Causeway Bay,

Kowloon.

After an inspection of the different positions we recommend to Your Excellency that a site in Causeway Bay be selected. In forming this opinion we have been chiefly actuated by the following considerations, viz: that the position affords the advantage of easy communication by Land and Water with other parts of the Town, and that there is strong probability, that the ground to be reclaimed and rendered available for building purposes, will find a ready sale, and add materially to the Revenue of the Colony.

   The cost of the necessary works to make the ground available, we have not particularly entered upon, but we are of opinion whatever this might be, it would be more than compensated by the value of the ground reclaimed.

   It will occur to Your Excellency that the other sites do not possess the advantages that we mention belong to the Cause- way Bay Site. We have, &c.

CHAS. ST. GEO. CLEVERLY.

ALEX. PERCEVAL.

(Signed,)

""

C. W. MURRAY.

""

F. CHOMLEY.

""

His Excellency SIR HERCULES ROBINSON,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

The Council adjourned to Saturday, the 16th Proximo, at noon.

Read and approved, this 16th Day of April, 1864.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON,

Governor.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

No. 75.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Return of the Police and Lighting Rates Collection for the first half of the year 1863, is published for general information, and the Returns for the years 1861 and 1862 are open to inspection at the Government Offices.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th April, 1864.

138

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH APRIL, 1864.

The Appropriation Bill being in accordance with the foregoing Votes, the GOVERNOR put the Question,

That this Bill do pass, and that the Title be-"An Ordinance to authorise the appropriation of a Supplementary Sum not exceeding One hundred and fifty-two thousand Dollars to defray the charges of the Year 1863."

66

Question put and carried,—the Ordinance being numbered "No. 3 of 1864.”

The Bill for the observance of Neutrality during the existing hostilities between the United States and

the Confederate States of America, was read a second time;

And the Council went into Committee upon the said Bill.

Sections 1, 2, and 3 agreed to.

Preamble agreed to.

Title agreed to.

The Bill having gone through Committee, the GOVERNOR put the Question-That this Bill do pass, and that the Title be--"An Ordinance to give effect to Her Majesty's Regulations for the "observance of Neutrality during the existing hostilities between the United States and the States "calling themselves the Confederate States of America."

Question put and carried,--the Ordinance being numbered "No. 4 of 1864."

The Report of the Select Committee appointed to consider the sites available for the Mint was brought up and read; and it was unanimously resolved that the same be received, and entered on the Minutes.

The Report was as follows:-

                                   HONGKONG, 23rd March, 1864. SIR,-As the Committee appointed by Your Excellency to take into consideration the situation of a site for the proposed Mint, we have the honor to lay before Your Excellency the conclusion we have come to on the matter.

The sites suggested to us as available, are the following:

Ouchterlony Battery,

North of the Bridge at Wong-nei-chong, Causeway Bay,

Kowloon.

After an inspection of the different positions we recommend to Your Excellency that a site in Causeway Bay be selected. In forming this opinion we have been chiefly actuated by the following considerations, viz: that the position affords the advantage of easy communication by Land and Water with other parts of the Town, and that there is strong probability, that the ground to be reclaimed and rendered available for building purposes, will find a ready sale, and add materially to the Revenue of the Colony.

   The cost of the necessary works to make the ground available, we have not particularly entered upon, but we are of opinion whatever this might be, it would be more than compensated by the value of the ground reclaimed.

   It will occur to Your Excellency that the other sites do not possess the advantages that we mention belong to the Cause- way Bay Site. We have, &c.

CHAS. ST. GEO. CLEVERLY.

ALEX. PERCEVAL.

(Signed,)

""

C. W. MURRAY.

""

F. CHOMLEY.

""

His Excellency SIR HERCULES ROBINSON,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

The Council adjourned to Saturday, the 16th Proximo, at noon.

Read and approved, this 16th Day of April, 1864.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON,

Governor.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

No. 75.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Return of the Police and Lighting Rates Collection for the first half of the year 1863, is published for general information, and the Returns for the years 1861 and 1862 are open to inspection at the Government Offices.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th April, 1864.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH APRIL, 1864.

RETURN of First and Second Quarters, 1863.

Brought over,....$12,914.40

139

Marine Lots.

Marine Lots.

1

$366.00

52

1,058.00

Inland Lots.

1

$111.60

1a.

190.40

53

762.00

2

260.00

2

524.00

54

1,391.70

3

78.00

20.

288.00

55

766.80

4

65.00

3

280.00

56

147.90

5

218.60

4

274.80

57

321.00

5a.

72.00

4a.

210.60

58

150.00

6

155.00

4b.

9.60

62

360.00

7

219.00

4c.

48.00

63

1,123.50

8

561.00

5

325.00

64

7.20

9

22.80

6

237.60

64a.

99.60

Ja

*

163.20

Ca.

19.20

67

153.00

10

64.80

8

111.60

67a.

212.20

11

79.20

8a.

163.80

68

117.60

12

106.80

9

19.20

68a.

68.40

12a.

105.00

Ja.

55.20

69

89.40

126.

84.00

9/a

9b

9c.

·

36.00

69a

58.80

13

92.10

?

55.20

70

38.00

16

330.00

53.40

71a.72a.

180.00

17

372.00

· ?

?

9d.

10

10a.

10b.

11

68.00

81

110.80

18

110.00

85.00

81a.

62.70

18a.

144.00

85.00

83

331.60

19

264.00

637.00

84

170.60

20

129.00

57.00

85.86

408.80

20a

54.00

11a. 11e 1ld.

11e

12

? ?

?

36.00

87

161.40

21

253.00

87.00

88

281.10

22

318.00

?

36.00

89

258.00

22a

228.00

60.00

90

182.70

23

326.60

515,00

91

228.60

24

21.60

13

699,90

92

170.10

25

246.90

14

325.00 93.94

577.20

26

240.60

15

571.00

95.96

310.00

29

260.00

16

135,00

97

87.30

30

327.00

16a

41.40

98

136.50

31

36.00

166

86.00

99

80.00

33

323.40

16c

52.20

100

480.00

34

22.50

16d. 17

54.00

101

265.00

35

44.80

?

54.00

102

429.00

36

6.00

17a.

60.00

103

410.00

41

132.00

17b

99.00

104

238.00

43

305.20

·

17c.

189.00

105

151.80

44

49.20

?

18

590.00

106

133.50

45

240.00

19

353.00

107

48.00

47a..

38.40

20

325.00

107.108

185.00

476

18.00

21

245.00

109

40.00

47c

?

9.00

25

90.60

110

273.00

48

193.80

28

85.20

111

380.00

50

70.00

28a.

86.40

113.114

320.00

51

615.60

28b.

67.20

115.413

160.00

52

200.00

28c

120.30

116.429

149.00

53

33.00

31.36

209.20

117

50.00

54

20.00

32

109.80

118

33.60

55

52.50

32a.

87.00

119

60.10

57

210.00

326.

88.00

192

30.00

59

120.00

?

32c

79.80

193

90.00

60

207.00

33

78.00

194

54.00

61

55.00

33a.

72.60

195

90.00

62.194

123.00

336

71.40

196

70.00

62a

72.00

33c

73.20

198.199

30.00

626

36.00

?

33d.

79.80

500

28.20

65

45.00

33e 34

75.00

501

31.80

67

56.00

226.20

502

27.00

68

162.00

34a.

48.00

747

48.00

69

96.00

34b.

12.00

748

48.00

70

109.20

35

211.20

749

87.60

71

25.50

35a.

112.20

72

205.00

36

70.00

TOTAL,...... 28,017.50

74

97.50

37

495.60

76

204.00

38

216.00

78a.

301.60

40

240.00

80

290.00

41

427.80

81

170.40

41a.

283.80

82

135.00

42

135.00

83

90.00

43

150.00

85

36.00

Carried over,

....

12,914.40

Carried forward,.. 11,338.40

140

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH APRIL, 1864.

RETURN of First and Second Quarters, 1863,—Continued.

Brought over,....$19,225.70

Brought forward,..$11,338.40

Brought over,.

$23,750.50

Inland Lots.

Inland Lots.

Inland Lots.

89

140.00

168

59.40

224b.

8.40

90

209.00

169

168.00

224c

8.40

91.91a..

413.00

170

74.40

224d.

8.40

92

48.00

171

92.40

224e

5.10

92a..

18.00

172

116.40

225

18.00

92b.

18.00

173

55.50

225a.

9.60

92c

28.20

174

72.00

226

13.20

94.94a.

130.00

175

44.80

226a.

24.00

95

57.00

176

66.00

227

36.00

96

68.40

177

39.60

227a

16.80

97

126.00

178

48.00

228

20.40

98

145.30

179

96.60

228a.

6.60

99

202.20

180

13.80

2286.

8.40

?

100

150.00

180a..

15.00

228c

9.00

100a.

170.70

180b...

12.00

228d.

12.00

102

306.00

180c..

12.00

229

8.40

103

394.60

180d..

15.00

229a.2294.

7.50

104

136.50

181

39.60

229c

16.80

105

123.00

183

92.00

230

27.00

106

109.40

184

46.40

231

21.60

107

114.00

185

72.00

231a.

10.80

108

105.00

186.190

100.00

232

10.20

109

72.00

187

107.20

232a.

35.40

112

22.50

187a.

67.00

233

9.60

115

112.80

188

16.20

233a

6.60

116

87.60

189

101.40

2336.

6.60

117

23.40

191

27.60

233c

6.60

117a.

29.40

191a.

13.80

233d.

9.00

1176.

26.40

1916.

24.60

233e

9.00

117c

28.20

191c

33.00

234

5.40

?

117d.

31.20

192

46.00

234a.

5.40

118

24.00

193

37.80

2346.

9.00

119

35.00

195

30.00

234c.

4.80

120

146.00

195a..

13.80

234d.

7.80

?

121

93.50

1956.

13.80

234e

7.80

122

113.00

195c

13.80

235

22.50

123

80.00

196

46.20

235a.

10.80

124

91.50

197

50.40

236

24.00

125

118.20

199

84.30

236a..

7.80

126

162.50

200

46.00

236b.

15.60

127

156.00

201

220.00

237

9.00

128

114.60

202

470.40

237a

6.60

129

214.50

204

46.80

237b..

6.00

130

172.00

205

31.20

237c

6.00

132

8.40

205a.

53.40

237d.

12.80

132a..

8.40

2056.205c

107.10

238

6.00

1326.

10.20

205d..

46.20

238a.

19.20

?

133

170.40

206

28.50

2386

7.80

?

134

148.20

206a.

41.60

238c

7.20

135

92.40

207

11.40

239

10.80

137

48.00

208

47.40

239a

6.60

138

276.00

209

73.20

2396

6.60

140,140a.

120.00

210

39.30

239c

8.40

?

141

140.00

211

325.90

240

9.00

142

45.60

212

39.30

240a.

9.00

143

42.30

212a.

50.40

241

9.00

143a.

5.40

2126.

115.00

241a.

18.00

144

123.80

212c

25.20

241b

6.60

145

50.00

213

8.40

241c.

10.20

146

120.00

214

18.00

242

4.80

148

144.00

215

22.50

242a.

4.20

150

75.00

218

148.80

242b.

4.20

151.151a.

21.00

219

57.00

243

6.00

157.158

100.00

219a.

80.00

243a.

4.20

+

159

100.80

220

101.40

2436.

9.00

160

105.00

222

122.40

243c

3.00

161

96.00

223

10.80

243d.

3.00

162

50.40

223a.

8.40

243e

3.00

163

104.60

223b...

13.20

244a.

4.80

163a.

39.60

223c

8.40

2446.

4.80

164

170.00

223d.

4.20

244c

3.00

165

196.00

223e

8.40

244d.

4.80

166

61.20

224

8.40

244e

4.80

167

48.00

224a

8.40

244f.

4.20

Carried over,.... 19,225.70

Carried over,.... 23,750.50

Carried forward,.. 24,503.40

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH APRIL, 1864.

RETURN of First and Second Quarters, 1863,—Continued.

Brought over,....$26,290,50

141

Brought forward,..$24,503.40

Brought over,....$28,021.50

Inland Lots.

Inland Lots.

Inland Lots.

244g.

4 20

291.294

54.00

880

4.20

245

8.00

291a.

150.00

381

26.40

245a.

4.80

292.293

30.00

382

26.40

2456.

4.20

292a.

45.00

384

49.80

245c

4.20

293a.294a.295

170.00

385

85.80

245d...

3.60

296

9.60

586

63.00

245e

7.80

297

3.60

387

16.70

245f

7.20

298

14.00

388

72.60

245g 246

7.80

300

4.00

389

12.00

...

14.10

301

4.00

390

3.00

246a. 2466.246c

19.20

302

4.40

391.716

24.00

73.80

303

4.80

896

37.80

247

18.00

304

16.20

397.575

64.80

247a.

18.00

305

6.60

398

42.00

2476.

18.00

306

6.60

399

36 00

247c

19.20

307

6.60

400

52.80

?

247d.

19.20

308

6.60

401

54.60

248

7.60

309

42.00

402

36.00

248a.

9.60

310

5.50

403.404

58.50

2486.

18.00

311

4.20

406

30.00

248c & d

49.00

312

4.20

407

57.80

249

9.60

317.319

18.00

408

236.40

249a

12.00

352

9.00

409

20.60

2497

7.80

323

4.80

410

36.60

249c

13.80

324

3.00

411

82.00

249d.

11.40

325

4.60

412

85.00

250

12.70

326

4.60

417

69.20

251

149.10

327

6.00

420

19.20

252

17.40

328

6.00

421

36.60

252a.

17.40

329

19.20

422

43.20

252b.

15.60

330

36.60

423

309.10

252c.

15.60

332

6.00

424

113.00

252d.

19.20

333

8.40

425

224.00

253

19.20

334

15.00

426

20.00

253a

38.40

335

8.40

428

28.80

2536.

36.60

336

6.00

429

55.00

254

10.50

337

18.00

430

25.80

255

32.70

339

30.00

431

50.00

255a.

19.80

340

55.20

434

9.00

255b.

16.20

341

26.40

435

11.40

255c.

16.20

243

23.70

436.611

10.80

255d.

19.80

344

17.40

437

10.50

255e

19.80

345

37.20

438

138.60

256

41.40

346

14.40

443

55.00

256a.

34.20

347

9.60

445

40.00

2566.

7.20

348

6.00

451

26.40

256c

33.00

349

80.50

452

25.60

256d.

10.80

350

38.40

453

34.20

256e

10.80

351

3.60

454

38.20

?

256f.

10.80

352

21.00

455

38.60

258

6 60

353

12.00

456

57.30

259

41.00

354

46.80

481

5.40

262

15.20

355

18.90

489

12.00

263

18.80

356

72.00

490

3.60

264

9.00

357

8.60

491

17.10

265

23.60

358

24.00

497

7.20

268

12.00

359

19.80

503

65.00

269

35.10

360

28.80

504

93.50

269a.

28.80

361

4.20

505

36.60

270

27.00

362

31.80

506

45.30

270a.

14.40

363

35.40

507

12.00

271

28.70

364a.

1.30

508

57.60

272

21.60

365

14.10

511

21.00

273

?

21.60

366

18.00

512

16.80

275

45.60

367

18.00

513

22.40

276

30.00

368

26.40

514

170.00

277

23.70

369

72.00

516

57.60

279

43.20

369a

72.00

517-526

60.00

280

21.00

372

48.00

518

24.60

281

79.50

374

9.00

520

40.80

282

78.00

375

3.00

521

84.10

282a

54.00

376

3.00

563

21.90

289

26.40

377

6.00

565-566

52.80

290

67.80

378

9.00

567

10.80

Carried over,.... 26,290.50

Carried over,.... 28,021.50

Carried over,.... 31,763.90

142

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH APRIL, 1864.

RETURN of First and Second Quarters, 1863,-Continued.

Brought forward,..$31,763.90

VILLAGES.

Inland Lots.

1 Sy-ing-poon,..

$ 1.52

569

42.60

2 Sheak-tong-tsui,

41.98

570

7.40

3 Kow-ee-wan,.

2.36

571

31.50

4 Pok-foo-lum,.

120.86

572

33.00

5 Aberdeen,

409.62

576

68.40

6 Applechow,

38.45

577

65.00

7 Sai-wan-chye,

1.90

580

190.00

8 Stanley,

128.22

584

64.80

9 Kas-see-wan,

1.20

590

80.00

10 Ty-tam,

5.56

592

38.40 11 Tv-tam-took,

7.51

593

44.70

12 Heong-kong,

28.88

594

2.90

13 Wong-ma-kok,

1.84

595

48.80

14 Wong-nei-cheong,

34.15

598

27.00

15 Hong-heong-loo,

16.00

600

37.80

16 Pak-suy-wan,

51

608

30.00

17 Chut-chee-moey,

10.05

617

60.00

18 Suey-tsing-wan,

3.59

618

240.00

19 Wong-kok-chuey,

2.77

632

19.20

20 A-koong-nam,

5.84

646

75.00

21 Sai-wan,

13.90

647

120.00

22 Sheak O',

17.32

648

111.00

23 Show-kee-wan,

161.10

650

40.00

651

55.20

TOTAL,.

.1,055.13

653

73.80

678

21.60

681

40.00

683

19.20

684

10.60

693

48.00

695

22.80

698

36.00

700

6.60

RECAPITULATION.

701

10.80

Marine Lots,

702

162.00

Inland

$28,017.50 34,153.39

""

709

58.00

Farm

""

710

39.24

Villages,

717

78.90

759

9.60

TOTAL,...

761

28.80

769

58.50

770

15.75

794

6.00

184.35 1,055.13

$63,410.37

A. GRAND-PRE, Collector.

807

19.20

Examined,

34,061.99

Farm No. 13,

184.35

W. H. RENNIE, Auditor General.

34,246.34

Unassessable.

Inland Lots.

106..

.18.00

159..

.58.40

215

.15.00

91.40

TOTAL,...

.34,337.74

J

No. 76.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH APRIL, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

143

With reference to Government Notification No. 25 of the 1st February last, the following addi- tional Notice to Mariners on the subject of the Round Island Light, Trincomalie, received by the last Mail from the Government of Ceylon, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th April, 1864.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

The red refractors of Round Island Light, Trincomalie, having been removed, the Fixed Bright Light will be observed from every point of the horizon.

This Notice should be considered with the Notice dated Master Attendant's Office, Colombo, 19th December, 1863.

Master Attendant's Office, Colombo, 29th January, 1864.

No. 77.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

JAMES DONNAN,

Master Attendant.

It is hereby notified that, with the concurrence of the Honorable the MAJOR GENERAL Commanding in China, Lieutenant C. K. CHATFIELD, II. M. 20th Regiment, has been appointed, from the 5th Instant, Private Secretary and Aide-de-Camp to His Excellency the GOVERNOR and Commander-in-Chief, in the room of Lieutenant H. A. ATKINSON, H. M. 99th Regiment, resigned.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th April, 1864.

No. 54.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Notice is hereby given that the Syingpoon Market, South, will be ready for occupation on the 2nd May next.

Parties desirous of obtaining Stalls and Shops are required to register their names at the Office of the Surveyor General; and on the 23rd of April, at 3 P.M., at the said Market, Parties so having their names registered will be entitled to draw lots for Stalls and Shops, in accordance with the provisions. of the Markets' Ordinance, No. 9 of 1858.

83 Stalls and 6 Shops will be available in the Market.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th March, 1864.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

   It having oeen represented that Vessels frequently leave this Port for Bangkok and other places without the notice required by Clause 15 of Ordinance 8 of 1862 having been given to this Department, it is hereby notified that all persons who do not comply with the requirements of that Clause of the Ordinance will be proceeded against for the recovery of the penalty imposed for the offence.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1864.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

   With reference to the Notification dated 22nd December, 1862, which was published in the Government Gazette No. 53 of the 27th December, 1862, it is hereby notified that on and after the 1st May next correspondence addressed to India to be forwarded by Private Vessels, will be despatched unpaid, postage at the rate of 4 pence per ounce letter being levied only upon correspondence received by such Vessels.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 24th March, 1864.

DATE.

144

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH APRIL, 1864.

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

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

April

9.

29.87

75

29.90

74

29.94

72

"

10,

29.97

70

29.97

68

29.96

67

11,

29.95

67

29.91

67

29.91

67

""

12,

29.90

67

29.88

68

29.78

70

""

13,

29.74

71

29.78

72

29.79

72

""

14,

29.83

71

29.80

71

29.79

71

""

15,

29.78

70

29.77

71

29.78

71

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

*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.

6A.M. 3P.M.

Min. Max.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F'. Dirn. F.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

1864.

April 9 28.18 28.13 28.19 28.16 28.16 69.00 66.00 64.00 69.00 66.00 64.00 64.00 69.00 SW

I

"

10 28.20 28.20 28.23 28.16 28.16 58.30 59.30 59.00 58.00 59.30 59.00 57.30 60.00 E

                                             i 11 28.20 28.22 28.22 28.17 28.17 58.00 60.00 59.00 58.00 59.30 59.00 58.00 62.00 E?S 12 28.19 28.18 28.18 28.12 28.18 62.00 65.30 67.30 61.00 65.00 67.30 59,00 67.00 SSE 13 28.10 28.14 28.12 28.06 28.07 66.00 67.00 64.30 66.00 67.00 64.30 66.00 67.00 SSE

2 EbS

5 Ebs

4 E

4 Dense fog,

5 EbS

6

Do.

5 SE

4 SE

3

Do.

4 SbW

3 SbW

2

Passing fog.

3 SW

3 SbW

7

39

14 28.12 28.13 28.11 28.07 28.07,65.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 66.00 66.00.64.00,67.00 SE

5 SE

6 SE

7

""

15 28.03 28.03 28.03 28.05 28.06 66.30 66.00 66.00 66.30 66.00 66.00 65.00 67.00 SE

8 EbN

3 SbE

Dense fog; 12.30 passing fog; from 4.30 P.M.

dense fog and heavy rain,

Dense fog.

4 Passing fog and much heavy rain.

"}

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH APRIL, 1864.

NOTICE.

THE next Criminal Sessions of the Supreme

Tcourt will be held on Monday, the Eighteenth

day of April, A.D. 1864, at 10 o'Clock in the forenoon.

NOTI

By the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Rgistrar.

In re SAMUEL MATHIAS WAGNER, deceased.

?OTICE.-All claims against the above Estate must be proved before the Official Adminis- trator before the Sixteenth day of October, A.D. 1864, otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division. All parties indebted to the said Estate are requested to make immediate payment to

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar Official Administrator.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. NG-LUNG-CHEONG and WONG

ATTUCK, Plaintiffs,

Between

W

and

CHIM-A-HOCH, Defendant. HEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Ng-lung-cheong and Wong Attuck against the above named Chim-a-hock, to recover the sum of One Hundred and Fifty-eight Dollars and Forty-three Cents for money payable by the De- fendant to the Plaintiffs for money paid by the Plaintiffs for the Defendant at his request and it being alleged that the said Chim-a-hock does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued re- turnable on the Twenty-fifth day of April ins- tant, wherein Chim-a-fook of Hongkong, Ma- riner, is Garnishee.

   Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this action, the said Chim-a-hock 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 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.

Dated this 15th day of April, 1864.

F. I. HAZELAND, Plaintiff's Attorney.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

?CHARLES BUTLER, FELIX PRYOR and JOHN GEORGE MEGAW lately trading under the Style or Firm of Messieurs H. & J. JOHNSTON and Company,

and

THOMAS PARKER,

WHEREAS an action has been commenced in

      this Court at the suit of the above named Charles Butler, Felix Pryor and John George Megaw against the above named Thomas Parker to recover damages for the wrongful detention and conversion of the Plaintiffs' goods, and it being alleged that the said Thomas Parker does not reside within the Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Ninth day of May next, wherein Thomas Dickson is garnishee.

   Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this action, the said Thomas Parker 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 re- gulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent from this Colony" the said Attachment may be dissolved.

Dated this 16th day of April, 1864.

HENRY KINGSMILL, Plaintiff's Attorney.

NOTICE.

THE partnership hitherto subsisting between Mr. B. D. JOHNSON and myself as Attorneys, Solicitors, Proctor sand Notaries Public, is this day dissolved by mutual consent.

F. I. HAZELAND.

Hongkong, 15th April, 1864.

STEAM FOR

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

also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

NOTICE.

145

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ALFRED WILKINSON in our Firm, ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

Mr. HENRY DICKINSON was admitted a Partner on the 1st January, 1864.

Mr. RICHARD B. PARR is authorised to sign our Firm per procuration, and takes the

THENAENATION COMPANY'S Steam-ship Management of our Hongkong Branch.

“JEDDO," Captain GRIBBLE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Friday, the 29th April, 1864, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 27th April, SPECIE until Noon on the 28th; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 27th.

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-

ALFRED WILKINSON & Co. China, 31st March, 1864.

IT

ORIENTAL BANK CORPORATION.

T having come to the knowledge of the Officers of the Corporation in China that the $25 notes of the Bank have been imitated, and that several of these forged notes have got into circu- lation: It has been resolved to cancel the present issue of $25 notes and issue new ones of a different design. In accordance with this resolution all persons are cautioned against taking any of the $25 notes of the Bank, and all holders of such notes are requested to present them at the Bank's Office in Hongkong where they will receive dol- lars for them.

larly requested to note the Terms and Condition WE

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, 1864.

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 Saturday, the 26th April, at Noon, the Company's Steam-ship “CAMBODGE,” Commandant DE BOVIS, H.I.M.N., with Her Britannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places.

ΟΝ

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 through Marseilles for the principal places of as well as for Marseilles, and accepted in transit

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 4 P.M., on the 23rd of April; Specie and Parcels until 5 o'clock P.M. on 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. C. BERTRAND, Agent.

Hongkong, 5th April, 1864.

WM. LAMOND, Manager in China.

NOTICE.

E have established a branch of our firm in Hongkong. Office-Gough Street No. 5.

MARGESSON Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR was admitted a

partner in our Firm on the 1st instant.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co.

Hongkong, 25th January, 1864.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN WISE in our firm at this place ceased on

the 31st December, 1863.

Mr. RICHARD LOVETT COLLER is admitted a partner from 1st January, 1864.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co.

Manila, 1st March, 1864.

TH

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN WISE in the firm of FARBRIDGE, HOL- LIDAY & Co., Manchester, and in our houses in China, ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

NOTICE.

R. HENRY HUBBARD is admitted a

MR. HENRY IF FIBB

DENT & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd February, 1864.

TH

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.

PART

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.

Oswald's Terrace, Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

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

DIE

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23RD APRIL, 1864.

No. 17.

No. 79.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON.

PROCLAMATION.

VOL. X.

    By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, 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 Ordinance; namely:-

"

No. 8 of 1863, entitled—“An Ordinance to prevent the fraudulent marking of Merchandise : Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 23rd Day of April, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Bills, which were read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 16th Instant, are published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 18th April, 1864.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORI? REGINE.

No. of 1864.

By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, 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 render admissible in certain cases the Depositions of Witnesses who cannot be produced at the Trial.

[th April, 1864.]

Whereas the circumstances of this Colony are such as to render it necessary, in order to prevent a failure of justice, that more effectual Provision should be made for receiving in Evidence in certain cases, the Depositions of Witnesses which shall appear to the Court to have been duly taken: Be it therefore enacted by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

Title.

Preamble.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23RD APRIL, 1864.

No. 17.

No. 79.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON.

PROCLAMATION.

VOL. X.

    By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, 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 Ordinance; namely:-

"

No. 8 of 1863, entitled—“An Ordinance to prevent the fraudulent marking of Merchandise : Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 23rd Day of April, 1864.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Bills, which were read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 16th Instant, are published for general information.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 18th April, 1864.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORI? REGINE.

No. of 1864.

By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, 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 render admissible in certain cases the Depositions of Witnesses who cannot be produced at the Trial.

[th April, 1864.]

Whereas the circumstances of this Colony are such as to render it necessary, in order to prevent a failure of justice, that more effectual Provision should be made for receiving in Evidence in certain cases, the Depositions of Witnesses which shall appear to the Court to have been duly taken: Be it therefore enacted by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

Title.

Preamble.

148

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD APRIL, 1864.

   Section 4 of Ordi- nance No. 7 of 1857

repealed.

Depositions of Per- sons who have died or

cause cannot be pro-

secution, may, in cer-

Evidence.

I. Section 4 of Ordinance No. 7 of 1857 shall be and the same hereby is repealed.

II. Whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Supreme Court that the who are absent or who Attorney General, or other Person conducting a Criminal Prosecution on behalf of the from other specified Crown, is unable to produce, at the Trial of the accused, any Person as a Witness, in duced, as Witnesses consequence of the Death of such Person, or of his absence from the Colony, or of the in any Criminal Pro-impracticability of serving process upon him, or of his being so ill as not to be able tain cases, be read in to travel, or of his being insane, or of his being kept out of the way by meane of the procurement of the accused, or of his being domiciled in a Country, the laws of which prohibit his absenting himself therefrom, or which he shall refuse to quit after application made to him in that behalf; and if it also appear that such Person was examined before a Magistrate, or other Officer of Her Majesty to whom the cognizance of the Crime or Offence appertained, and that the usual Oath, Affirmation or Declaration was administered to such Person prior to his examination, and that the examination was taken in the presence of the accused, and that he or his Counsel or Attorney had a full opportunity of cross-examining such Person, and that the Examination of such Person was reduced into writing and read over to and signed by the Person examined, and also by the Magistrate or other Officer of Her Majesty as aforesaid, and that such Examination or a copy thereof was transmitted to the Supreme Court, it shall be lawful for the Supreme Court and it is hereby required to allow to be read and received in evidence, in such Prosecution, so much of the Examination so taken as aforesaid as would have been admissible, according to the Law and Practice of the Supreme Court, had the said Person been produced and examined before the said Court, in the ordinary and accustomed manner.

What shall be

deemed prima facie

having been duly taken.

?

III. If the Attorney General, or other Person conducting a Criminal Prosecution, proof of Examination on behalf of the Crown, shall, at the Trial of any Person accused, apply to the Court for leave to read as evidence, in such Prosecution, the Examination of any Person, and it shall appear from the Statement of the Registrar or Deputy Registrar or other com petent Officer of the said Court that the Depositions, including the Examination of such Person, were transmitted to the said Court in the ordinary and accustomed manner, and if it shall appear from the perusal of such Examination by the Presiding Judge that such Examination contains any Statement to the effect, or from which it may fairly and reasonably be inferred, that such Person was examined before a Magistrate or other Officer of Her Majesty to whom the cognizance of the Crime or Offence appertained, and that the usual Oath, Affirmation or Declaration was administered to such Person, prior to his Examination, and that the Examination was taken in the presence of the accused, and that he or his Counsel or Attorney had a full opportunity of cross-examining such Person, and that the Examination of such Person was reduced into writing and read over to the Person examined, then, if such Examination purports to be signed by the Person examined and by the Magistrate or other Officer by or before whom the same purports to be taken, it shall be lawful to read such Examination. in evidence, without further proof of the matters in this Section aforesaid, unless it be proved that such Examination was not taken in manner aforesaid, and was not in fact signed by the Person examined or by the Magistrate or Officer aforesaid purporting to sign the same.

  No objection to ad- missibility of Exami-

         IV. No objection to the reception in evidence of the Examination of any Person nation in evidence if shall be permitted to prevail upon the ground that the particular Examination of such the Magistrate, &c., Person was not signed by the Magistrate or other Officer of Her Majesty as aforesaid, notwithstanding par- if it shall appear in manner aforesaid that the Depositions wherein such Examination

was included, were so signed.

ticular Examination not so signed.

Title.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. of 1864.

By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, 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 enable the Governor to appoint Commissioners for preparing

New Edition of the Ordinances of this Colony.

[th April, 1864.]

Preamble.

Whereas it is expedient that measures should be adopted for preparing a New Edition of the Ordinances of this Colony wherefrom should be omitted all Ordinances

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD APRIL, 1864.

  or parts of Ordinances as have expired by effluxion of time, had their effect, or have been expressly and specifically repealed: Be it therefore enacted by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, by and with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

149

missioners to compile

    I. It shall be lawful for the Governor to issue his Commission to two Persons Authority to Gov- constituting them Commissioners for preparing a New Edition of the Ordinances of ernor to appoint Com- Hongkong and, from time to time, in case of the Death, Refusal or Incapacity to act of and print the Laws of either of the said Commissioners, to appoint some other Person to act in the stead of Hongkong. such Commissioner,

Laws for publication

II. The Commissioners are hereby fully authorized and empowered to prepare and Commissioners to arrange for publication the said Edition, omitting all such Ordinances, Clauses and parts prepare and arrange of Ordinances as have expired, been repealed, or had their effect; and, in the said and to omit all expired, Edition, the Commissioners are hereby authorized to omit all Clauses repealing repealed Ordinances, Ordinances, or parts of Ordinances, as well as the Ordinances and parts of Ordinances repealed, and the Schedule of all repealed Ordinances.

&c.

expense of printing

III. The Commissioners shall procure from competent parties in England, or else- Commissioners to where, Estimates of the expense of printing and publishing Copies of such Edition, procure Estimates of and shall submit the same for the consideration and approval of the Governor, and such Copies and of correct- Edition, when arranged and prepared for publication, shall be transmitted by the said ing proof, &c. Commissioners to such parties as the Governor may appoint to print the same; and the said Commissioners shall make such arrangements for correcting the proof and other- wise insuring the correctness and accuracy of the publication as may to them appear desirable.

of the Colony.

IV. Every Copy of the said Edition shall be stamped with the Seal of this Colony Every Copy to be and the Copies so stamped shall, in all Courts and upon all occasions whatsoever be stamped with the Seal taken, deemed and held to be the only lawful Copies of the Ordinances of Hongkong, as they existed at the date of the passing of the last Ordinance inserted therein: Pro- vided always that rothing in this Ordinance contained shall apply to any operation already effected by, or act done under any Ordinance omitted in the said Copies or to any right, title, obligation or liability acquired or accrued under any such Ordinance.

Proviso.

Public Funccionaries.

V. The said Commissioners shall, after the printing of the Copies aforesaid, and Copies to be deliver- as soon as the same shall have been duly stamped, cause Copies to be delivered to the ed to Members of Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils, and to such other of the Public Council and other Functionaries as the Governor may direct, and the remaining Copies shall be placed in Remaining Copies the hands of the Colonial Treasurer, to be disposed of at such price as shall be fixed by the lodged with the Trea- Commissioners and the proceeds thereof paid into the Public Treasury.

surer for sale.

Expenses of carrying

VI. It shall be lawful for the Governor to issue his Warrant upon the Treasury Provision for remu- for such Sum as he shall deem a reasonable remuneration for the Clerk to be employed neration to Clerk and by the said Commissioners, and also for such other Charges and Expenses as shall have into effect this Ordi- been necessarily incurred, laid out and expended in and about the carrying into effect nance. the provisions of this Ordinance.

No. 78.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency the GOVERNOR is pleased to recognize WILLIAM ADAMSON, Esquire, as Siamese Consul in this Colony, pending final orders from Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th April, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD APRIL, 1864.

  or parts of Ordinances as have expired by effluxion of time, had their effect, or have been expressly and specifically repealed: Be it therefore enacted by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, by and with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

149

missioners to compile

    I. It shall be lawful for the Governor to issue his Commission to two Persons Authority to Gov- constituting them Commissioners for preparing a New Edition of the Ordinances of ernor to appoint Com- Hongkong and, from time to time, in case of the Death, Refusal or Incapacity to act of and print the Laws of either of the said Commissioners, to appoint some other Person to act in the stead of Hongkong. such Commissioner,

Laws for publication

II. The Commissioners are hereby fully authorized and empowered to prepare and Commissioners to arrange for publication the said Edition, omitting all such Ordinances, Clauses and parts prepare and arrange of Ordinances as have expired, been repealed, or had their effect; and, in the said and to omit all expired, Edition, the Commissioners are hereby authorized to omit all Clauses repealing repealed Ordinances, Ordinances, or parts of Ordinances, as well as the Ordinances and parts of Ordinances repealed, and the Schedule of all repealed Ordinances.

&c.

expense of printing

III. The Commissioners shall procure from competent parties in England, or else- Commissioners to where, Estimates of the expense of printing and publishing Copies of such Edition, procure Estimates of and shall submit the same for the consideration and approval of the Governor, and such Copies and of correct- Edition, when arranged and prepared for publication, shall be transmitted by the said ing proof, &c. Commissioners to such parties as the Governor may appoint to print the same; and the said Commissioners shall make such arrangements for correcting the proof and other- wise insuring the correctness and accuracy of the publication as may to them appear desirable.

of the Colony.

IV. Every Copy of the said Edition shall be stamped with the Seal of this Colony Every Copy to be and the Copies so stamped shall, in all Courts and upon all occasions whatsoever be stamped with the Seal taken, deemed and held to be the only lawful Copies of the Ordinances of Hongkong, as they existed at the date of the passing of the last Ordinance inserted therein: Pro- vided always that rothing in this Ordinance contained shall apply to any operation already effected by, or act done under any Ordinance omitted in the said Copies or to any right, title, obligation or liability acquired or accrued under any such Ordinance.

Proviso.

Public Funccionaries.

V. The said Commissioners shall, after the printing of the Copies aforesaid, and Copies to be deliver- as soon as the same shall have been duly stamped, cause Copies to be delivered to the ed to Members of Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils, and to such other of the Public Council and other Functionaries as the Governor may direct, and the remaining Copies shall be placed in Remaining Copies the hands of the Colonial Treasurer, to be disposed of at such price as shall be fixed by the lodged with the Trea- Commissioners and the proceeds thereof paid into the Public Treasury.

surer for sale.

Expenses of carrying

VI. It shall be lawful for the Governor to issue his Warrant upon the Treasury Provision for remu- for such Sum as he shall deem a reasonable remuneration for the Clerk to be employed neration to Clerk and by the said Commissioners, and also for such other Charges and Expenses as shall have into effect this Ordi- been necessarily incurred, laid out and expended in and about the carrying into effect nance. the provisions of this Ordinance.

No. 78.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency the GOVERNOR is pleased to recognize WILLIAM ADAMSON, Esquire, as Siamese Consul in this Colony, pending final orders from Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th April, 1864.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

DATE.

1864.

150

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD APRIL, 1864.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

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

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1864.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

Barometer. Thermometer.

Barometer.

Thermometer.

April

16,

29.80

70

29.85

69

17,

29.85

70

29.83

71

""

18,

29.83

70

29.81

>>

19,

29.84

73

29.85

73

""

20,

29.87

73

29.86

""

21,

29.87

75

29.87

""

22,

29.90

74

29.85

SKRRRRN

29.80

70

29.83

72

29.80

29.86

73

29.84

75

29.87

777

29.85

=====

""

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*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

WINDS.

Force, ranges from 0 to 12.

NOON

Min. Max.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

F.

6A.M. 3 P.M.

6 P.M.

Dirn. J. Dirn. F.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

""

"J

19

April 16 28.13 28.15 28.17 28.10 28.10 66.00 66.30 67.30 65.30 66.00 67.00 64.00 68.00 SE 17 28.10 28.14 28.1428.11 28.11,66.00 66.30|67.00|66.00[66.30|67.00 63.00 67.00 SE

18 28.08 28.14 28.14 28.11 28.13 66.00 67.00|65.00|66.00|67.00|65.00 64.00 72.00 SE

19 28.14 28.16 28.17 28.14|28.1463.00|70.00 69.00|63.00|70.00|69.00 63,00|73.00|S

20 28.13 28.15 28.15 28.15 28.15 68.30 71.30|69.00|67.30 71.30|69.00 66.00 73.00 SE

21 28.25 28.25 28.25 28.17 28.17.67.00 72.00/70.00 66.00 71,00|69.00 65.00 74.00 E 22 28.20 28.26′28.24 28.18 28.1869.00 73.00|72.00|68,00 71.30 72.00 66.00 75.00 SbE

4 SE

6 EbS

4 SE

3

Passing fog and rain.

5 SE

6

Dense fog; 4 P.M., passing fog.

8 SE

5 SbW

2

Very thick, passing fog.

4 SE

1 SSE

2 SW

2

Cloudy with passing fog.

3 Ebs

2

Do.

do.

3 SE

2 SbW

3 Passing fog.

3 SbW

3 SW

2 Fine.

"

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD APRIL, 1864.

151

DAY OF WEEK.

DETACHED.

ATTACHED IN SHADE.

BAROMETER.

STANDARD. ANEROID.

SELF REGIS- TERING IN

SHADE.

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH ENDING MARCH, 1864.

THERMOMETER (Fahrenheit.)

WIND.

RAIN.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB IN WET BULB IN SHADE.

SHADE.

HUMIDITY

COMPUTED. COMPLETE

DEW POINT COMPUTED,

VELOCITY IN FEET IN 5 MINUTES.

Max. Min.

IN SUN.

IN WATER.

SATURATION =1,000.

IN INCHES DURING THE PREVIOUS 24| HOURS.

STATE OF THE WEATHER.

3 P.M.

30.22 30.25 29.87 29.90 Wed. 30.26 | 30.27 29.85 29.91 3Thurs. 30.27 30.32 | 29.92 29.97

1 Friday 31.30 | 30.34| 29.95 29.99

9 A.M.3 P.M. 9 A.M.3 P.M.

Tues.

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.

9 A.M.

9 A.M.

49

49

49

48

5 Satur. 30.31

Sun.

30.25 30.30 | 30.22 30.05 30.02

30.02| 30.10

3286666

45

45

60

60

52

444398

45

47

47

47

46

47

47

45

50

55

57

57

Mon.

3

Tues.

30.41

30.40 30.35 | 30.05 | 30.00 30.35 30.05 | 30.00

62

55

58

60

65

56

59

62

→ Wed.

30.30 | 30.30 30.00 30.05

67

54

63

62

) Thurs. 1 Friday 30.15| 30.20| 29.80|29.90

30.25 30.27| 29.90| 29.91

69

55

64

65

68

65

67

2 Satur. 30.10| 30.15 29.75| 29.85

70

54

64

66

3

Sun.

30.15 30.30| 29.80 29.90

70

54

65

#33 AB 88986665

46

50

44

55

52

46

48

50

45

56

53

45

60

64

49339

45

45

47

45

47

47

40

46

46

40

45

45

53

50

74

81

50

56

57

83

79

57

59

58

75

83

58

50

59

62

92

101

62

60

63

62

93 104

62

63

64

91

101

63

65

65

89

97

63

65

64

66

90

105

64

65

65

Mon.

30.12 30.15 29.72 29.80

70

54

69

71 102 112

68

Tues.

30.26 | 30.20| 29.93 29.80

68

54

64

66

78

83

63

6 Wed,

30.30 30.22| 29.99| 29.87

68

60

60

79

83

59

7 Thurs. 30.30 | 30.24 29.95 29.89 |

65

60

61

65

71

60

3 Friday 31.25 | 30.25| 29.90| 29.90

66

59

60

59

61

60

9Satur. 30.26| 30.30| 29.95| 29.95

63

56

57

58

57

59

Sun.

Mon.

30.26 | 30.30| 29.95| 29.90 30.22 30.16| 29.92| 29.86

60

55

56

57

68

57

62

55

59

60

62

67

2

Tues. 30.30|30.25| 29.95 | 29.90

64

58

60

61

67

89

Wed.

30.40 30.34 30.05| 29.99

65

58

62

61

69 67

4 Thurs. 29.42| 30.34 | 30.10| 30.00

65

57

57

89

69

5 Friday 30.30|30.40|30.00 | 30.05

66

56

59

6 Satur. 30.38 30.45 30.03 30.10

67

56

64

63

7

Sun.

30.39 | 30.40

30.04 30.09

67

56

64

8

Mon.

30.39 30.35

30.03 | 30.00

69

56

64

9

Tues.

30.30 | 30.36| 29.95 30.01

68

60

67

67

0

Wed.

30 25

30.30 29.90

29.95

70

64

67

68

1 Thurs. 30.15| 30.20| 29.80

29.85

73

64

68

67

3833783

81

79

188568682

59

56

55

59

59

60

57

58

91

102

63

64

100

89

63

65

89

95

63

84

92

83

89

91

83

38888888RONAS8C288

70

69

71

65

64

59

60

59

61

58

60

57

57

50

56

59

59

59

59

62

59

57

58

62

63

64

65

66

66

67

66

66

Mean

30.14 30.22| 29.61

29.94

64

55

59

60

77

79 58 591

8 | 3 3 3 2 2789838)

60

61.

59

64

64

64

67

67

68

59

79998580086887888ANN855888336858

40

41

0.197 0.197 34.02 34.03

Overcast and dull,

Overcast and dull.

Do.

41

42

0.197

0.214 34.03 | 36 04

Do.

Do.

Do.

40

41

0.190 0.207| 33.02 35.03

Fine and dull.

Fine and dull.

40

43

0.197

0.253 34.02 | 40.07

45

50

0.245 0.302 39.07| 45.02

Do.

Do.

Fine.

Fine.

45

51

0.196| 0.304| 34.00

45.05

50

50

0.275 0.259 42.08 41.02

Do.

Do.

54

57

0.354 | 0.399

49.05 52.07

Do.

Do.

58

59

0.414 0.391

53.08 52.03

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

53

58

0.286 0.391

43.09 | 52.03

Do.

Do.

60

60

0.447 0.424

55.09|54,04

Do.

Do.

58

59

0.403 | 0.418 53.00 54.01

57

59

0.366

0.406| 50.04 | 53.03

Do.

Do.

60

61

0.402

0.409| 53.00| 53.04

Do.

Do.

Overcast and cloudy.

62

62

0.525

0.496 | 60.03

58.08

60

0.485

0.518 58.01 | 60.00

55

0.439 | 0.369| 55.04|50.06

54

0.309 | 0.354| 50.06| 49.05

1.20

54

0.405 | 0.377| 53.02 | 51.02

3.90

54

0.365

0.377 | 50.02 | 51.02

1.90

54

55

0.354 0.369 | 49.05 | 50.06

Fine, but hazy.

Do.

54

55

0.344

0,358 48.07

49.08

53

54

0.301

0.334 45.03 | 47.09

53

54

0.351 | 0.344| 49.03

48.07

53

53

0.330 | 0.330| 47.07 | 47.07

Do.,

fine

57

55

0.376 0.337 | 51.02| 48.02

Fine.

Do.

64

54

56

0.306 0.351

45.07 49.04

64

53

58

0.286 0.430 43.00 | 53.00

Do., and clear.

Do.

60

60

0.424 0.422| 54.04| 54.04

Do.

60

0.424 0.441

61

60

61

0.441

54.04 55.05 0.453| 55.05 | 56.02

Fine.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do and hazy.

do.

Fine, slightly hazy.

Overcast and cloudy.

Overcast, cloudy and hazy.

Do.

Overcast, but fine.

Do., but hazy.

do.

Overcast, cloudy and misty.

Overcast, but fine.

Fine.

Overcast.

Cloudy, overcast and rain.

Overcast, but fine.

Fine, but hazy.

Do.

Do., but hazy.

Do.

Do., overcast.

Do.

do.

54

54

Mean daily range of temperature.

.16.00 degrees.

REMARKS,

Monthly range of

do.

.30.00

During the

month.

5.00

152

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD APRIL, 1864.

In re JOHN THOMPSON, Usher of Summary

N

22

Jurisdiction Court, deceased.

EDWARD LLOYD CHAPMAN, Clerk, deceased.

?OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin, and all other persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above named partics, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on Friday, the Twenty-ninth day of April, A.D. 1864; 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,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

WH

NG-LUNG-CHEONG and WONG

ATTUCK, Plaintiffs,

and

CHIM-A-HOCH, Defendant. HEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Ng-lung-cheong and Wong Attuck against the above named Chim-a-hock, to recover the sum of One Hundred and Fifty-eight Dollars and Forty-three Cents for money payable by the De- fendant to the Plaintiffs for money paid by the Plaintiffs for the Defendant at his request and it being alleged that the said Chim-a-hock does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Second day of May next wherein Chim-a-fook of Hongkong, Mariner, is Garnishee.

STEAM FOR

NOTICE.

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, TWILKINSON in our Firm, ceased on the interest and responsibility of Mr. ALFRED

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

AND SOUTHAMPTON; also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

31st December, 1863.

Mr. HENRY DICKINSON was admitted a Partner on the 1st January, 1864.

Mr. RICHARD B. PARR is authorised to sign our Firm per procuration, and takes the

THE NAVIGATION COMPANY's Steam-ship Management of our Hongkong Branch.

“JEDDO,” Captain GRIBBLE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo will leave this for the above places on Friday, the 29th April, 1864, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 27th April, SPECIE until Noon on the 28th; and PARCELS until 5 P.M. on the 27th.

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-

ALFRED WILKINSON & Co. China, 31st March, 1864.

ORIENTAL BANK CORPORATION. T having come to the knowledge of the Officers

notes of the Bank have been imitated, and that several of these forged notes have got into circu- lation: It has been resolved to cancel the present issue of $25 notes and issue new ones of a different design. In accordance with this resolution all persons are cautioned against taking any of the $25 notes of the Bank, and all holders of such notes are requested to present them at the Bank's Office in Hongkong where they will receive dol- lars for them.

WM. LAMOND, Manager in China.

NOTICE.

have established a branch of our firm in

larly requested to note the Terms and Condition W Hongkong, dice cough Street No. 5.

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, 1864.

    Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this action, the said Chim-a-hock 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 inti- tuled An Ordinance to provide for and regulate COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

   Process in actions at Law against persons absent from the Colony," the said Attachment may be dissolved.

Dated this 15th day of April, 1864.

F. I. HAZELAND, Plaintiff's Attorney.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

CHARLES BUTLER, FELIX PRYOR and JOHN GEORGE MEGAW lately trading under the Style or Firm of Messieurs H. & J. JOHNSTON and Company,

and

THOMAS PARKER.

WHEREAS an action has been commenced in

this Court at the suit of the above named Charles Butler, Felix Pryor and John George Megaw against the above nan.ed Thomas Parker to recover damages for the wrongful detention and conversion of the Plaintiffs' goods, and it being alleged that the said Thomas Parker does not reside within the Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Ninth day of May next, wherein Thomas Dickson is garnishee.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this action, the said Thomas Parker 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 re- gulate Process in actions at Law against persons absent from this Colony" the said Attachment may be dissolved,

Dated this 16th day of April, 1864.

THE

HENRY KINGSMILL, Plaintiff's Attorney.

NOTICE.

HE partnership hitherto subsisting between Mr. E. D. JOHNSON and myself as Attorneys, Solicitors, Proctor sand Notaries Public, is this day dissolved by mutual consent.

F. I. HAZELAND. Hongkong, 15th April, 1864.

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots-Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

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

66

MARGESSON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1864.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR was admitted a

partner in our Firm on the 1st instant.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co.

Hongkong, 25th January, 1864.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN

the 31st December, 1863.

place ceased on

Mr. RICHARD LOVETT COLLER is admitted

a partner from 1st January, 1864.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co.

Manila, 1st March, 1864.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. JOHN WISE in the firm of FARBRIDGE, HOL- LIDAY & Co., Manchester, and in our houses in China, ceased on the 31st December, 1863.

PONDICHERY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. TH

N Saturday, the 26th April, at Noon, the

Commandant DE BOVIS, H.I.M.N., with Her Britannic Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this Port for the above places.

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 ? 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 4 P.M., on the 23rd of April; Specie and Parcels until 5 o'clock P.M. on 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.

C. BERTRAND, Agent.

Hongkong, 5th April, 1864.

HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. Hongkong, 11th February, 1864.

MR

NOTICE.

R. HENRY HUBBARD is admitted a

Partner in our Firm.

DENT & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd February, 1864.

NOTICE. 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.

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.

Oswald's Terrace, Hongkong, 10th January, 1863.

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

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 18.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH APRIL, 1864.

HONGKONG.

ANNO VICESIMO SEPTIMO VICTORI? REGIN?.

No. 5 of 1864.

By His Excellency SIR HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight, 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.

HERCULES G. R. ROBINSON.

An Ordinance to amend the Law of Debtor and Creditor.

[16th April, 1864.]

    Whereas it is expedient to amend the Laws relating to Persons who are unable to meet their engagements: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in manner following:

VOL. X.

Title.

Preamble.

    I. This Ordinance unless where otherwise specially provided shall commence and When to commence take effect from the First day of July next, and may be cited as "The Bankruptcy

                            "The Bankruptcy and how to be cited. Ordinance, 1864."

and No. 2 of 1849,

Proviso.

     II. The Ordinance No. 3 of 1846 for the relief of Insolvent Debtors within the Ordinances No. 3 Colony of Hongkong, Ordinances No. 5 of 1846, and No. 2 of 1849, respectively amend- of 1846, No. 5 of 1846 ing the first mentioned Ordinance, are hereby repealed: Provided that every Petition or repealed. Proceeding which shall have been presented or commenced under the said Ordinance, before the passing of this Ordinance, shall be carried on and concluded in the same manner as if this Ordinance had not been passed: and that every Offence which shall have been wholly or partly committed before the commencement of this Ordinance, shall be dealt with as if this Ordinance had not been passed: and that every act duly done, and every adjudication, appointment, order, discharge, warrant or other instrument duly made or granted before the passing of this Ordinance shall continue and be of the same force and effect as if this Ordinance had not been passed: and that no right which has arisen or may arise in respect of anything duly done under the said Ordinance shall be affected by this Ordinance: and that where any act of Bankruptcy, Petitioning Cre- ditors Debt, Imprisonment or any other matter or thing whatsoever shall have taken place in whole or in part before the commencement of this Ordinance, but no pro- ceeding shall have been had or taken in respect thereof before the commencement of this Ordinance, every proceeding in respect thereof may be had or taken under the provisions of this Ordinance, in the same manner as if the same had taken place after the commencement of this Ordinance.

    III. This Ordinance shall apply to all persons of full age in the Colony of Hongkong Ordinance to apply whether traders or non-traders, except as hereinbefore ordained.

to all adults.

have Jurisdiction in

IV. The Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction in Bankruptcy under this Ordi- Supreme Court to nance, and the Chief Justice when sitting in Bankruptcy shall have all the powers, Bankruptcy. rights and privileges which are now exercised or enjoyed by him, except where this Ordinance otherwise specially provides.

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nance No. 7 of 1862

Ordinance.

Section 33 of Ordi- V. The Provisions contained in Section 33 of the Ordinance No. 7 of 1862, relat- incorporated with this ing to the power of the Judge of the Court of Summary Jurisdiction to preside in the Supreme Court shall be deemed and taken to be applicable to the Supreme Court exercising jurisdiction in Bankruptcy, and to have in all respects the same force and effect as if they had been specially inserted herein.

Registrar of Su-

VI. The Registrar of the Supreme Court shall be the Official Assignee under this

preme Court to be Ordinance. Official Assignee.

Purposes for which

As to General Orders.

VII. The Chief Justice may, with the Advice and Approval of the Legislative General Orders to be Council, frame General Orders for the following purposes:

framed.

Proviso.

  Alteration of Ge- neral Orders.

Interpretation

Terms.

"6 Annulling."

"Assignee."

"Bankrupt."

Adjudication."

"Court."

Registrar."

"Creditor."

of

 "Creditors present at any Meeting."

"Gaoler."

(1.) For regulating the Practice and Procedure of the Court and the several Forms of Petitions, Orders, and other Proceedings to be used in the said Court in all matters under this Ordinance.

(2.) For regulating the Duties of the various Officers of such Court.

(3.) For regulating the Fees payable and the Charges and Costs to be allowed with respect to all Proceedings before such Court.

(4.) For regulating the filing, custody and inspection of Records.

(5.) For regulating the custody of unpaid Dividends.

(6.) And generally for carrying the Provisions of this Ordinance into effect, and for appointing the Sittings of the Court.

Provided always that if any case should arise which shall not have been expressly provided for by such General Orders, but for which provision has been made by the General Orders framed in pursuance of "The Bankruptcy Act, 1861," the Chief Justice may in his discretion apply to such case any of the General Orders so framed as last aforesaid.

VIII. After such General Orders shall have been so framed, they or any of them may in like manner be rescinded or varied, and other General Orders may be framed in manner as aforesaid..

As to the Definition and Explanation of Terms.

IX. The Terms and Words hereinafter enumerated or explained wheresoever occurring in this Ordinance shall be understood as hereinafter defined or explained, unless it be otherwise specially provided, or there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such definition or explanation, that is to say:-

?

Annulling" shall mean also "Superseding.'

""

"Assignee" shall mean the Assignee of the Estate and Effects of the Bankrupt or Petitioner, chosen by the Creditors, and until such Assignee shall be chosen, or where no such Assignee, shall mean the Official Assignee.

?

Bankrupt" shall mean any Person who shall have been under any former Ordi- nance adjudged insolvent or who shall be under the provisions of this Ordinance, adju- dicated bankrupt.

(6

Adjudication" shall mean Adjudication of Bankruptcy."

"The Court" shall mean the Supreme Court exercising Jurisdiction in Bankruptcy.

"The Registrar" shall mean the Registrar of the Supreme Court exercising Ju- risdiction in Bankruptcy.

"Creditor" shall mean also any two or more Persons being Partners, and incor- porated and Joint Stock Companies.

"Creditors present at any Meeting" shall include Creditors who are represented by some Person duly authorised by any such Creditor.

"Gaoler" shall include the Keeper or Superintendent of any Gaol or Prison.

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    "Oath," "Affidavit," shall mean and include the Declaration or Affirmation of any "Oath," "Affidavit." Person whom any Act of Parliament or local Ordinance shall have authorised to make such Declaration or Affirmation in lieu of an Oath.

"Petitioning Creditor" shall mean the Creditor who filed the Petition for Adju- "Petitioning Cre-

dication.

    "Property" shall mean and include all the real and personal estate and effects of the Petitioner or Bankrupt, except as herein provided, and all the future estate, right, title, interest, and trust of such Petitioner or Bankrupt in or to any real or personal estate and effects which may revert, descend, be devised or bequeathed or come, and all debts due or to be due, to him before he shall have obtained his discharge.

    "Prisoner" shall mean any Person in actual custody within the walls of any Prison in Hongkong for any debt, damages, costs, sum or sums of money, or for any contempt by reason of non-payment of any sum or sums of money or costs.

ditor."

Property."

"Prisoner."

    In all cases in which any particular number of Days is prescribed by this Ordi- Computation of time. nance or shall be mentioned in any Rule or Order of Court which shall at any time be made under this Ordinance for the doing of any act, or for any other purpose, the same shall be reckoned, in the absence of any expression to the contrary, exclusive of the first, and inclusive of the last day, unless the last day shall happen to fall on a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday, Monday or Tuesday in Easter Week, or on a Day appointed for a Public Fast or Thanksgiving, in which case the time shall be reckoned exclusive of that day also.

    Words importing the singular number or the masculine gender only, shall be un- Number and Gender. derstood to include several matters as well as one matter, and several Persons as well as one Person, and Bodies Corporate as well as Individuals, and Females as well as Males; and Words importing the plural number shall be understood to apply to one matter as well as to more than one, and to one Person as well as more than one.

As to acts of Bankruptcy.

House.

Yielding himself to

X. If any Debtor shall, with intent to defeat or delay his Creditors, depart from Departing the Colony. this Colony, or, being out of this Colony, shall, with such intent, remain away from the Colony for more than Twelve Months after the passing of this Ordinance, or shall, with such intent, depart from his dwelling house or otherwise absent himself or begin to keep, Departing from his his house or suffer himself to be taken in execution for any debt not due, or yield Beginning to keep himself to Prison or procure himself to be arrested or taken in execution, or his goods, his House. money, or chattels to be attached or taken in execution, or shall with such intent Prison. within this Colony or elsewhere, make any fraudulent conveyance, gift, delivery or Fraudulent sur- transfer of his real or personal property or any part thereof respectively, such Debtor render of his Property. shall in any such case be deemed to have committed an act of Bankruptcy: Provided always that before any adjudication shall be made against such Debtor under this Sec- tion the following Rules shall be observed:

    (1.) A Copy of the Petition for Adjudication shall be served personally on the Debtor, either within the Jurisdiction, or in such Place or Country, or within such limits abroad as the Court shall upon application for that purpose direct.

(2.) Such Copy of Petition shall have endorsed thereon, a Memorandum in a form to be settled by General Order, specifying the time within which the Debtor is to appear on such Petition: and such time shall, when the service is to be made out of this Colony, be the time which the Court shall think reasonable, having regard to the Place or Country where the service is to be made.

(3.) In no case shall the time for appearance be less than Fifteen Days after service.

     4.) If such personal service be not effected, the Court must be satisfied that every reasonable effort was made to effect the same, and that the attempts to serve such Petition came to the knowledge of the Debtor and were defeated by his conduct.

Rules to be observed under this Section.

before adjudication

the Petitioning Cre-

XI. If any Debtor, after the filing of any Petition for Adjudication against him, Compounding with shall pay money to the Petitioning Creditor or give or deliver to such Petitioning ditor. Creditor any satisfaction or security for his debt or for any part thereof, whereby such Petitioning Creditor may receive more in the pound in respect of his debt than the other Creditors, such payment, gift, delivery, satisfaction or security shall be an act of Bankruptcy; and, if any Adjudication shall have been made upon such Petition, the

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Colony.

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Court may either declare such Adjudication to be valid and direct the same to be proceeded in; or may order it to be annulled and a new Petition for Adjudication to be filed, which may be supported either by Proof of such last mentioned or any other act of Bankruptcy.

XII. The filing of a Petition by a Debtor for relief as an Insolvent Debtor, after dication out of this the passing of this Ordinance in any Court having Jurisdiction for the relief of In- solvent Debtors in any of Her Majesty's Dominions, Colonies, or Dependencies, shall be evidence of an act of Bankruptcy committed by the Debtor at the date of such Peti- tion; and the filing of a Petition, in any of the said Courts, after the passing of this Ordinance against a Debtor for Adjudication of Insolvency, or Bankruptcy, followed by such an Adjudication shall together with such Adjudication be evidence of an act of Bankruptcy committed by the Debtor at the date of the filing of such Petition.

   Lying in or escap- ing out of Prison.

Debtor suffering

execution to be levied on his Goods.

No person liable on

of

than

XIII. If any Debtor, having been arrested or committed to prison for debt, or on any attachment for non-payment of money, shall, upon such or any other arrest, or com- mitment for debt, or non-payment of money, or upon any detention for debt lie in Prison Fourteen Days, or having been arrested for any cause shall lie in Prison as aforesaid after any detainer for debt lodged against him and not discharged; every such Debtor shall thereby be deemed to have committed an act of Bankruptcy from the time of such arrest, commitment or detainer: or, if any such Debtor having been arrested, committed or detained for Debt shall escape out of Prison or Custody, every such Debtor shall be deemed to have committed an act of Bankruptcy from the time of such arrest, commitment or detention: but no Debtor shall be adjudged Bankrupt on the ground of having laid in Prison as aforesaid, unless having been summoned he shall not offer such Security for the debt or debts in respect of which he is imprisoned or detained as the Court shall see fit: and when such Debtor is in Custody such Sum- mons shall be delivered to the Person in whose Custody he is: who shall bring him up according to the Summons, at the cost of such Person as the Court shall determine.

XIV. If the goods or chattels of any Debtor be seized and sold under an execu- tion issued in any Action for the recovery of any debt or money demand exceeding Three hundred Dollars, such Debtor shall be deemed to have committed an act of Bankruptcy from the date of the said seizure; but the Execution Creditor shall be entitled to the proceeds of the sale notwithstanding such act of Bankruptcy: Provided that if the Debtor be adjudged a Bankrupt within Fourteen Days from the Day of such Sale, the proceeds of such sale shall be paid by the Creditor to the Assignee under the Bankruptcy, after deducting the Costs and Expenses of the sale and of the Action and Execution upon which such Sale was grounded, and such sum may be recovered by the Assignee from the Execution Creditor as if it were a Debt due to the Bankrupt's Estate.

XV. No Person shall be liable to become Bankrupt by reason of any act of committedBanke pex Bankruptcy committed more than Twelve Months prior to the filing of any Petition Twelve Months before for Adjudication against him, and no Adjudication shall be deemed invalid by reason of the filing of Petition. any act of Bankruptcy prior to the Debt of the Petitioning Creditor: Provided there

be a sufficient act of Bankruptcy subsequent to such Debt.

  Debtor Petitioning against himself.

Court may summon

judication.

XVI. If any Debtor petition for adjudication against himself, under this Ordinance, otherwise than in form? pauperis, he shall be deemed to have committed an act of Bank- ruptcy at the time of filing such Petition.

XVII. The Court, before adjudication, may summon before it any Person whom Witnesses before Ad- such Court shall believe capable of giving any information concerning any act of Bank- ruptcy committed by the Person against whom any Petition for Adjudication has been filed, and may require any Person so summoned to produce any books, papers, deeds, writings and other documents in his custody, possession or power, which may appear to the Court to be necessary to establish such act of Bankruptcy. and the Court may examine any such Person, upon Oath, by word of mouth, or interrogatories in writing, concerning such act of Bankruptcy.

Debtor Petitioning

         XVIII. Every Debtor who shall petition in form? pauperis under this Ordinance in form? pauperis." shall, if adjudged Bankrupt, be deemed to have committed an act of Bankruptcy at the

date of his commitment or detention as the case may be.

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As to acts of Bankruptcy by non-payment after Judgment Debtor Summons, and the Proceedings thereon.

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may sue out Sum-

XIX. Any Judgment Creditor entitled to sue out against a Debtor a Writ of Capias Judgment Creditor ad satisfaciendum, or to charge the Debtor in execution in respect of any Debt amount-mons. ing to Three hundred Dollars, exclusive of Costs, shall, upon filing an Affidavit of Debt in the Court, and at the end of One Week from the signing of Judgment, be entitled to sue out against a Debtor whether he be in custody or not a Summons, to be called a Judg- ment Debtor Summons, requiring him to appear and be examined respecting his ability to satisfy the Debt.

directing payment of

the Money may sue

     XX. If after the commencement of this Ordinance an Order of any Court having If order of any Court power to direct the payment of money by way of Costs or otherwise be made ordering Money be disobeyed, the payment of any sum amounting to Three hundred Dollars upon a certain Day, and the Person entitled to such Order be disobeyed the same having been duly served upon the Debtor, the Person, out Judgment Debtor entitled to receive the money, or interested in enforcing payment of it, may, after Seven Summons. Days from the Day of payment mentioned in the said Order, sue out against the Debtor a Judgment Debtor Summons.

XXI. The Judgment Debtor Summons shall issue out of the Court, and must be a Summons in respect of a Judgment given after the passing of this Ordinance.

Judgment to be given after the pas- sing of this Ordinance.

Summons to be serv-

     XXII. When the Debtor is in the Colony of Hongkong the Summons shall be served personally, unless the Court shall in any case direct that service in some other ed personally. manner shall be good.

out of the Colony.

     XXIII. When the Debtor is not in the Colony of Hongkong, the Court, upon such Service of Summons evidence as shall satisfy it that the service will be effectual to give notice to the Debtor, may order service to be made in such manner and form as it shall see fit, and shall appoint a time by such Order for the appearance of the Debtor.

     XXIV. Where the Debtor is in Custody a Duplicate of the Summons shall be Duplicate of Sum- delivered to the Sheriff, Gaoler or other Person in whose Custody he is; who shall bring mons. him up according to the Summons at the cost of the summoning Creditor.

       XXV. If service of the Summons be not effected and the Court is satisfied that Insertion of Notice the Debtor is keeping out of the way to avoid service, it may order that one or more ment Gazette.

in Hongkong Govern- notices be inserted in the Hongkong Government Gazette and in such other Newspaper or Newspapers as the Court may direct, requiring him to appear on a Day named, being not less than Fourteen Days after the publication of the First Notice.

XXVI. Upon the appearance of the Debtor he may be examined on Oath, by or on behalf of the Creditor, and by the Court, respecting his ability to satisfy the Debt, and for the discovery of Property applicable in that behalf, and shall be bound to pro- duce, on Oath, or otherwise, such books, papers and documents in his possession or power, relating to property applicable or alleged to be applicable to the satisfaction of the Debt, as the Court shall see fit, and to sign his examination when reduced to writing.

Examination of

Debtor.

such Debtor Bank-

      XXVII. If after service of such Summons or due Notice thereof as aforesaid, the Court may adjudge Debtor shall not pay the Debt and Costs, or secure or compound for the same to the satisfaction of the Creditor, the Court may, on the appearance of the Debtor, or if he shall not appear having no lawful impediment allowed by the Court, adjudge him Bank- rupt, without the presentation of a Petition for adjudication or other proceeding; and where the Debtor has not appeared, Notice of such adjudication shall be served upon him in like manner as herein provided with respect to service of the Summons.

Seven Days to show

      XXVIII. The Debtor shall be allowed Seven Days from such Notice or such further Debtor to be allowed time as the Court shall think fit, for appearing to show cause against the adjudication, cause against adjudi- and if he appear within the time allowed, and show sufficient cause, the adjudication cution. may be annulled; otherwise, at the end of the time allowed, or on the Judgment of the Court against the sufficiency of the cause shown, the adjudication shall become absolute, and Notice thereof shall be forthwith given in the Hongkong Government Gazette, and in such other Newspapers as the Court may direct, and the adjudication shall have relation back to the service of the Summons or the insertion of the First Notice in the Hongkong Government Gazette as the case may be.

to be sworn to be dealt

      XXIX. If any Debtor, who shall be summoned on a Judgment Debtor Summons, How Debtor refusing shall refuse to be sworn or shall refuse to answer any lawful Question put by the Court, with.

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  Debtor to be subject to order of Court.

Debtor may peti-

or shall not fully answer any such Question to the satisfaction of the Court, or refuse to produce such Books, Papers and Documents in his possession or power relating to any of the matters under enquiry as the Court shall think fit, or shall refuse to sign his examination when reduced into writing, the Court may by Warrant commit such Debtor to such Prison as the Court shall think fit, there to remain until he shall have conformed to the Order of the Court.

XXX. Except as is herein specially provided, the Debtor, personally, and all his estate and effects real and personal, shall, upon the issuing of such Judgment Debtor Summons, be subject to the order and direction of the Court in the same manner as if a Petition for adjudication had been filed by a Creditor against such Debtor under this Ordinance.

XXXI. Any Debtor, unable to meet his engagements, may petition for adjudica- tion against himself. tion against himself, and such Petition shall be supported by the oath of the Petitioner and shall be filed of record and prosecuted in the Court; and the Debtor, so petitioning, personally, and all his estate and effects real and personal, shall upon the filing of such Petition be subject to the order and direction of the Court; and in the case of a Petition for adjudication filed by such Debtor, the computation of Debts shall be reckoned, in the same manner as is provided under this Ordinance, in the case of a Petition for adjudi- cation filed by a Creditor.

  Debtor to deliver to Court Schedule of all his Goods, &c.

Court may adjudge

XXXII. Every such Debtor shall, within Three Days or within such further time as the Court shall think reasonable, deliver in to the Court a Schedule containing a full and fair description of such Debtor, as to his name, trade, or profession, together with the last usual place of abode of such Debtor, and the place or places where he has resided during the time when his Debts were contracted: and also a full and true de- scription of all Debts due or growing due from such Debtor, at the time of the filing his Petition; and of all and any person and persons to whom such Debtor shall be indebted, or who to his knowledge or belief shall claim to be his Creditors, together with the nature and amount of such Debts and claims respectively, distinguishing such as shall be admitted, from such as shall be disputed, by such Debtor: and also a full, true and perfect account of all the estate and effects of such Debtor, real and personal, in possession, reversion, remainder or expectancy: and also of such places of benefit or advantage held by such Debtor, whether the emoluments of the same arise from fixed salaries, or from Fees, or otherwise: and also of all pensions and allowances of the said Debtor, in possession or reversion or held by any other person or persons for or on behalf of the said Debtor, or of, and from which the said Debtor derives or may derive any manner of benefit or advantage: and also of any rights and powers of any nature. and kind whatsoever which such Debtor, or any person or persons in trust for such Debtor, or for his use, benefit or advantage, in any manner whatsoever, shall be seized or possessed of, or interested in, or entitled unto, or which such Debtor or any person or persons in trust for him or for his benefit or advantage shall have any power to dispose of, charge or exercise for the benefit of the said Debtor: together with a full, true and perfect account of all the Debts at the time of the filing of his Petition due or growing due to such Debtor, or to any person or persons in trust for him or for his benefit or advan- tage, either solely or jointly with any other person or persons: and the names and places of abode of the several persons from whom such Debts shall be due or growing due, and of the witnesses who can prove such Debts, so far as such Debtor can set forth the same: and the said Schedule shall also contain a balance sheet of so much of the receipts and expenditure of such Debtor, and of the items composing the same as shall be at any time required by the said Court in that behalf: and also shall fully and truly describe the wearing apparel, bedding and other necessaries of such Debtor, and his or her family, and the working tools and implements of such Debtor, not exceeding in the whole the value of One hundred Dollars, which may be excepted by such Debtor from the operation of this Ordinance, together with the value of such excepted articles respectively: and the said Schedule shall be subscribed and verified on oath by such Debtor, and shall forthwith be filed in the said Court together with all books, papers, deeds and writings in any way relating to such Debtor's estate or effects, in his or her possession, or under his or her custody or control.

        XXXIII. The Court may upon proof of the filing of such Schedule adjudge the such Debtor Bank- Debtor, Bankrupt, or may adjourn the adjudication of such Debtor.

rupt.

Debtors in prison to XXXIV. Every Debtor who shall present a Petition for adjudication whilst a give notice to Gaoler prisoner in Prison, shall by writing give notice to the Keeper of such Gaol or Prison of

his intention so to do, and shall in his petition state that such notice has been given.

before presenting Pe- tition.

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XXXV. If any Debtor petitioning against himself shall not obtain adjudication within Seven Days after filing such Petition, the Court may proceed to adjudge the Debtor Bankrupt on the Petition of any competent Creditor.

As to Pauper and other Prisoners for Debt.

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Debtors not obtain- ing Adjudication may

be adjudged Bankrupt on Petition of Compe- tent Creditor.

Debtor unable to

?

pay may Petition in

XXXVI. If any Debtor, now being, or who shall be imprisoned for any Debt or demand, shall through poverty be unable to petition the Court for adjudication against forma pauperis. himself in manner hereinbefore mentioned, he shall be at liberty to petition in forma pauperis, upon making an Affidavit that he has not the means of paying the fees and expenses usually payable in respect of a Petition for adjudication by a Debtor. Such Affidavit may be sworn before the Gaoler of the Prison where such Debtor is confined, Gaoler to swear such and such Gaoler is hereby empowered and required to take such Affidavit and swear the Deponent thereto without fee or reward.

Prisoner.

Petitioner to be

    XXXVII. Every Person so petitioning in form? pauperis as aforesaid, shall be brought up to the Court, at its next Sitting after the presentation of such Petition, and brought up for ex- shall be examined by the Court touching his estate and effects, debts, dealings and transactions: and, if the Court shall be satisfied with such examination, it shall make an Order of adjudication against the Petitioner, and, if it think fit, may make an Order for his release from Prison.

relation back to date

XXXVIII. Every Adjudication against any Debtor for Debt, so brought up as Adjudication to have aforesaid shall, unless the Court shall otherwise direct, have relation back to the date of commitment. of his commitment or detention as the case may be: and the Debtor so petitioning in form? pauperis personally, and all his estate and effects, real and personal, if he has any, shall upon the filing of such Petition be subject to the order and direction of the Court in the same manner as is provided by this Ordinance in the case of a Debtor unable to meet his engagements.

be sworn.

    XXXIX. If any such Debtor shall refuse to be sworn, or to answer any lawful Debtor refusing to question of the Court or of any Creditor respecting his Debts, liabilities, dealings and transactions, or to make a full discovery of his estate and effects, and of all his books of account, or to produce the same, or to sign his examination when taken, the Court may by Warrant commit him to Gaol, there to be kept, with or without hard labour, for any time not exceeding One Month, and the Court may at the same time adjudge such Person Bankrupt. Provided that, if after such adjudication the Bankrupt shall, before the period of such commitment has expired, submit to be examined, and in all things conform to the Jurisdiction of the Court, he shall have in all respects the same benefits as if he had submitted to the Court in the first instance.

Proviso.

As to Petitions by Creditors.

XL. Any Creditor, whose Debt is sufficient to entitle him to petition under this Creditor may peti- Ordinance, may petition for adjudication against a Debtor, and such Petition shall be tion for Adjudication. supported by the oath of the Petitioner, and shall be filed of record and prosecuted in

the Court as directed by this Ordinance: and from and after the filing of such Petition

the said Court shall have full power and authority to take such order and directions Court to have power with the body of the Debtor as is mentioned in this Ordinance, as also with all his over Body and Pro- lands, tenements and hereditaments, which he shall have in his own right before adju-perty of Debtor. dication, as also with all such interest in any such lands, tenements and hereditaments as such Debtor may lawfully depart withal and with all his monies, fees, offices, annuities, goods, chattels, wares, merchandize and debts and to make or order sale thereof in man- ner herein mentioned, or otherwise order the same for satisfaction and payment of the Creditors of the Bankrupt.

XLI. To entitle any Creditor to petition for adjudication against a Debtor, the Amount of petition- amount of the Debt of such Creditor shall be as follows, that is to say:

The Debt of a single Creditor or of two or more persons, being partners, shall amount to Three hundred Dollars or upwards.

The Debt of two Creditors shall amount to Four hundred Dollars or upwards.

    The Debt of three or more Creditors shall amount to Five hundred Dollars or up- wards.

Every person who has given credit to any Debtor upon valuable consideration for money payable at a certain time, which time shall not have arrived when such Debtor

ing Creditors Debts.

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If

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Petition filed

dealt with.

committed an act of Bankruptcy, may so petition or join in petitioning, whether he shall have any security for such sum or not.

XLII. If the Debt, stated by the Petitioning Creditor in his Affidavit, or in his fraudulently or mali-petition for adjudication, to be due to him from any Debtor, shall not be really due, or, if after a Petition for adjudication be filed, it shall not have been proved that the person against whom such Petition has been filed, was liable to an adjudication at the time of the filing of such Petition, and it shall also appear that such Petition was filed fraudu- lently or maliciously, the Court shall and may, upon petition of any person aggrieved by such petition, examine into the same, and order satisfaction to be made to him for the damages by him sustained.

Computation of Debts.

Creditor, whose

entitle him to petition

XLIII. In the computation of Debts for the purposes of Ordinance there shall be reckoned as Debts-

any

Petition under this

(1.) Sums due to Creditors holding mortgages, or other available securities, or liens, after deducting the value of the property comprised in such mortgages, securities or liens.

(2.) Such interest and costs as shall be due in respect of any of the Debts.

But there shall not be reckoned-

(1.) The amount of any Debt in respect of which the Petitioner has already been adjudged entitled to have the benefit of the Ordinance No. 3 of 1846.

(2.) Debts barred by any Statute of Limitations.

XLIV. Any Creditor, whose Debt is sufficient to entitle him to petition for adju- Debt is sufficient to cation against all the partners of any firm, may petition for such adjudication against against all the Part-one or more partners of such firm; and every such Petition shall be valid, although it ners of a Firm, may does not include all the partners of the firm; and in every Petition for adjudication and the Court may against two or more persons, the Court may dismiss the same, as to one or more of such persons, and the validity of such Petition shall not be thereby affected as to any person as to whom such Petition is not ordered to be dismissed, nor shall any person's discharge be thereby affected.

petition against one:

dismiss Petitions.

   Where Petitioner does not proceed.

Court may adjudge

such

XLV. If the Petitioning Creditor shall not proceed and obtain adjudication within Three Days after his Petition shall have been filed, or within such time as shall be allowed by the Court, the Court may at any time on the expiration of such Three Days, or of such extended time as the case may be, upon the Petition of

                               any other Creditor entitled to petition, proceed to adjudicate on such last mentioned Petition.

XLVI. The Court may upon due proof of the Petitioning Creditors Debt, and the Debtor Bankrupt. upon due proof of an act of Bankruptcy having been committed by the Debtor, ad- judge the Debtor Bankrupt, and may appoint a day for the Bankrupt to surrender and

insufficient,Court may

conform.

If Petitioning Cre- XLVII. If after adjudication the Debt of the Petitioning Creditor be found by ditor's Debt be found the Court to be insufficient to support such adjudication, the Court may, upon the proceed on Petition of application of any other Creditor, having proved any Debt sufficient to support an adjudication, order the Petition for adjudication to be proceeded in, and it shall by such order be deemed valid.

any other Creditor.

and consolidate Pro-

Court may impound XLVIII. If two or more Petitions for adjudication be filed by, or against, the same ceedings or Petitions. person, or if a Petition be filed by, or against, a member of a firm, and another Petition be filed by, or against, another member of the same firm, the Court may consolidate the proceedings or any Part thereof under such Petitions, or may impound any such Petition or Petitions, or annul the proceedings thereunder, or any part thereof, upon such terms as the Court shall see fit; and may order any Petition or Petitions to be proceeded in either separately or in conjunction with any other or others; and may remove the Assignees under any such Petition or Petitions, and appoint others as it shall see fit.

  If Debtor is about to leave the Colony or

XLIX. Whenever any Petition for adjudication shall have been filed against any conceal his Goods, person, and it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Court that there is probable Court may order him cause for believing that such Person is about to quit the Colony, or to remove or con- ceal any of his Goods or Chattels with intent to defrand or defeat his Creditors unless he be forthwith apprehended, the Court may issue a Warrant, directed to such person

to be arrested.

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as the Court shall think fit, whereby such last mentioned person shall have authority to arrest the person against whom such Petition shall have been filed, and also to seize his books, papers, monies, securities for monies, goods and chattels, wheresoever he or they may be found, and him or them safely keep until the expiration of the time allowed for adjudication on such Petition, or until such person shall be adjudged Bank- rupt under such Petition, and be thereon dealt with according to this Ordinance: Provided, that any person arrested upon any such Warrant, or any person whose books, papers, monies, securities for monies, goods or chattels, have been seized under any such Warrant, may apply, at any time after such arrest or seizure, to the Court for an Order or Rule on the Petitioning Creditor to show cause why the person arrested, should not be discharged out of custody, or why his books, papers, monies, securities for inonies, goods and chattels, should not be delivered up to him, and the Court may make absolute, or discharge such Order or Rule.

As to Adjudication of Bankruptcy.

tion.

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Adjudication given in

to have notice thereof.

L. Notice of all adjudications shall be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette. Notice of Adjudica- LI. Before notice of any adjudication granted upon a Creditor's Petition shall be Before notice of given in the Hongkong Government Gazette and such other Newspapers as the Court Hongkong Govern- may direct, and at or before the time of putting in execution any Warrant of seizurement Gazette, Debtor which shall have been granted upon such adjudication, a Duplicate of such adjudication shall be served on the person adjudged Bankrupt, personally, or by leaving the same at the usual or last known place of abode, or place of business of such person; and such person shall be allowed Seven Days, or such extended time, as the Court shall think fit, from the service of such Duplicate to show cause to the Court against the validity of such adjudication: and if such person shall, within such time, show to the satisfaction of the Court that the Petitioning Creditor's Debt and act of Bankruptcy upon which such adjudication has been grounded, or any or either of such matters are insufficient to support such adjudication, and upon such showing no other Cre- ditor's Debt and act of Bankruptcy sufficient to support such adjudication, or such of the said last mentioned matters as shall be requisite to support such adjudication, in lieu of the Petitioning Creditor's Debt, and act of Bankruptcy or any or either of such matters, which shall be deemed insufficient in that behalf as the case may be, shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Court, the Court shall thereupon order such adjudication to be annulled and the same shall by such order be annulled accord- ingly but if at the expiration of the said time no cause shall have been shown to the satisfaction of the Court for the annulling of such adjudication the Court shall forth- with after the expiration of such time, cause notice of such adjudication to be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette and such other Newspapers as the Court may direct, and shall, if necesary, appoint a day for such Bankrupt to surrender and con- form: Provided that the Court shall have power from time to time to enlarge the time for the Bankrupt surrendering himself, for such time as the Court shall think fit, so as every such order be made Six Days at least before the day on which such Bankrupt was to surrender himself: Provided also, that if any person so adjudged Bankrupt shall before the expiration of the time allowed for showing cause, surrender himself, and give his consent, testified in writing under his hand, to such adjudication being advertised, the Court after such consent so given, shall forthwith cause the notice of adjudication to be advertised and appoint the sittings for the Bankrupt to surrender and conform.

son, Court may ap-

LII. Whenever any Bankrupt is in Prison, or in custody under any process, If Bankrupt in pri- attachment, execution, commitment or sentence, the Court may appoint a person to point a Person to at- attend him from time to time to produce to him his books, papers and writings, in tend him. order that he may prepare his balance sheet and show the particulars of his estate and effects.

to vest in the Assig-

    LIII. When any person shall have been adjudged a Bankrupt, all his personal Bankrupt's Property estate and effects present and future, wheresoever the same may be found or known, nees. and all property which he may purchase, or which may revert, descend, be devised or bequeathed, or come, to him before he shall have obtained his discharge, and all Debts due, or to be due to him, wheresoever the same may be found or known, and the property, right and interest in such Debts, shall become absolutely vested in the Official or other Assignee for the time being for the benefit of the Creditors of the Bankrupt by virtue of their appointment, and after such appointment neither the Bankrupt nor any person claiming through or under him shall have power to recover the same, nor to make any release or discharge thereof, neither shall the same be attached as the Debt of the

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  Bankrupt may re- tain Household Fur- niture, &c.

nee.

Bankrupt's lands,

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Bankrupt, or otherwise, but such Assignees shall have like remedy to recover the same in their own names, as the Bankrupt himself might have had if he had not been adjudged Bankrupt.

LIV. Provided that every person who shall be so adjudged Bankrupt, shall be en- titled to retain for the use of himself and family, under the name of excepted articles, such articles of household furniture, and tools and implements of trade and other like necessaries as he shall specify and select; not exceeding in the whole the value of One hundred Dollars, and such excepted articles shall not be subject to be sold or disposed of in the Bankruptcy, nor to be taken in execution at the suit of any Cre- ditor entitled to prove under the Bankruptcy: and in all cases there shall be filed with the proceedings in the Court an Inventory of such excepted articles: and if it shall appear to the Court that the value of the excepted articles retained by the Bankrupt exceed One hundred Dollars, the Court may order so much of such articles as it shall see fit to be given up to the Assignees.

LV. When any person shall have been adjudged a Bankrupt, all lands, tene- &c., to vest in Assig- ments and hereditaments, to which any Bankrupt is entitled, and all interest to which such Bankrupt is entitled in any of such lands, tenements or hereditaments, and of which he might have disposed, and all such lands, tenements and hereditaments as he shall purchase, or shall descend, be devised, revert to, or come to such Bankrupt before he shall have obtained his discharge, and all deeds, papers and writings respecting the same, shall become absolutely vested in the Official or other Assignee for the time being for the benefit of the Creditors of the Bankrupt, by virtue of his appointment, without any deed of conveyance for that purpose: and as often as any such Assignee or Assignees shall die or be lawfully removed or displaced, and a new Assignee or Assignees shall be duly appointed, such of the aforesaid estate as shall remain unsold or unconveyed, shall, by virtue of such appointment vest in the new Assignee or Assignees, either alone or jointly with the existing Assignee as the case may require, without any conveyance for that purpose.

tled

Assignees not enti-

Pension, &c., but

LVI. Nothing in this Ordinance contained shall extend to entitle the Assignee to Bankrupts or Assignees of the estate and effects of any Bankrupt being or having been an Officer Court may order part of the Army or Navy or an Officer or Clerk or otherwise employed or engaged in the thereof for benefit of Service of Her Majesty in any Civil or Military Office, or being otherwise in the enjoy-

Creditors.

If Bankrupt be not

to be free from arrest

der, &c., and if in Pri-

examined or to surren-

except in certain ca- ses, order release.

ment of any Pension whatever under any Department of Her Majesty's Government, to the Pay, Half-pay, Salary, Emoluments, or Pension of any such Bankrupt for the purposes of this Ordinance: Provided that the Court may order such portion of the Pay, Half-pay, Salary, Emoluments or Pension of any such Bankrupt, as on communi- cation from the said Court, the Secretary at War, or the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, or the Commissioners of Excise, or the Chief Officer of the Department to which such Bankrupt may belong or have belonged, may officially consent to in writing, to be paid to such Assignee or Assignees, in order that the same may be applied in payment of the Debts of such Bankrupt: and such Order and Consent being lodged in the Office of Her Majesty's Paymaster General, or of any other Officer or person ap- pointed to pay or paying any such Pay, Half-pay, Salary, Emoluments or Pension, such portion of the said Pay, Half-pay, Salary, Emoluments or Pension as shall be specified in such Order and Consent shall be paid to the said Assignee or Assignees until the said Court shall make order to the contrary.

LVII. If the Bankrupt be not in prison or custody at the date of the adjudication in Prison or Custody; he shall be free from arrest or imprisonment by any Creditor in coming to surrender, in coming to surren- and after such surrender for such further time as shall be allowed him for finishing his son may be brought examination, and for such time after his examination until his discharge be allowed, up by Warrant to be as the Court shall from time to time by endorsement upon the Summons of such der, and if in Prison for Bankrupt think fit to appoint: and whenever any Bankrupt is in prison or in custody Debt the Court may, under any process, attachment, execution, commitment or sentence, the Court may, by Warrant directed to the person in whose custody he is confined, cause him to be brought before it at any Sitting either public or private, and if he be desirous to sur- render he shall be so brought up, and the expense thereof shall be paid out of his estate, and such person shall be indemnified by the Warrant of the Court for bringing up such Bankrupt: and where any Person who has been adjudged Bankrupt and has surrendered and obtained his protection from arrest, is in Prison or custody for Debt at the time of his obtaining such protection, the Court may, except in the cases hereinafter mentioned, order his immediate release, either absolutely or upon such conditions as it shall think fit: Provided always that the Court shall not order such release where it shall appear by any judgment, order, commitment or sentence

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  under which the Bankrupt is in Prison or custody, or by the record or entry of any such judgment, order, commitment or sentence, and the pleadings or proceedings previously thereto that he is in Prison or custody for any Debt contracted by fraud, or breach of trust, or by reason of any prosecution against him whereby he had been convicted of any offence, or for any Debt contracted by reason of any judgment in any proceedings for breach of the Revenue Laws; or in any action for breach of promise of marriage, seduction, libel, slander, assault, battery, malicious arrest, or malicious trespass: Provided also that such release shall in nowise affect any rights of the Creditor at whose suit the Bankrupt may be in Prison or in custody, against the Bankrupt, except the right of detaining him in Prison or in custody whilst protected from imprisonment by order of the Court.

protection.

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    LVIII. If any Bankrupt shall be arrested for Debt, or on any escape warrant in If arrested to be dis- coming to surrender, or shall after surrender, and while protected by order of the Court, charged on producing be so arrested, he shall on producing such protection to the Officer who shall arrest him and giving such Officer a copy thereof, be immediately discharged, and if any Officer shall detain any such Bankrupt after he shall have shown such protection to him, except for so long as shall be necessary for obtaining a copy of the same, such Officer shall forfeit to such Bankrupt for his own use the sum of Twenty-five Dollars for every day he shall detain such Bankrupt, to be recovered by action of Debt in the name of such Bankrupt.

As to the duty of the Bankrupt after Adjudication.

count to Official As-

nees.

    LIX. Forthwith after the insertion of the notice of adjudication in the Hongkong Bankrupt to deliver Government Gazette, or if the Bankrupt before the expiration of the time allowed for show-up his Books of Ac- ing cause against the adjudication, surrender himself and give consent to such insertion, signee forthwith after such surrender the Bankrupt shall (if thereto required by the Official Assignee) deliver up to the Official Assignee upon oath before the Court all books of account, papers and writings relating to his estate in his custody or power and discover such as are in the custody or power of any other person: and the Court may give such directions as it shall deem expedient with regard to such books, papers and writings and every Bankrupt not in Prison or custody shall at all times after such surrender, attend the Assignees, upon every reasonable notice in writing for that and to attend Assig- purpose given by them to him or left at his usual or last known place of abode, and shall assist such Assignees in making out the accounts of his estate: and such Bank- rupt after he shall have surrendered may at all reasonable times before the expiration of such time as shall be allowed to him to finish his examination, inspect his books, papers and writings in the presence of his Assignees or any person appointed by them, and bring with him each time any two persons to assist him: and every such Bankrupt after he shall have obtained his discharge, shall upon demand in writing given to him or left at his usual or last known place of abode attend the Assignees to settle any accounts between his estate and any Debtor to or Creditor thereof, or attend any Court of Record to give evidence touching the same, or do any act necessary for getting in or protecting the said estate: for which attendance he shall be paid such sum as the Court shall see fit out of his estate.

As to the last Examination.

amination.

    LX. The Court shall forthwith after the meeting for the choice of an Assignee by Sitting for last ex- the Creditors appoint a Public Sitting on a day not later than Sixty Days from the date of such meeting, and shall give notice of such Sitting in the Hongkong Government Gazette and in such other Newspapers as the Court may direct for the Bankrupt to pass his last examination and the Court may from time to time enlarge the time appointed for such Sitting or may adjourn the same.

rupt.

LXI. The Bankrupt shall prepare such statements of his accounts and in such _Statement of Bank- form as General Orders or the Court shall direct, and shall subscribe such statement and shall file the same in Court Ten Days at least before the day appointed for the last examination or adjournment thereof, and such statement may before such last examina- tion be amended, from time to time, as occasion may require, and the Court shall direct, and the Bankrupt shall make oath of the truth of such statement whenever he shall be duly required by the Court so to do, and the last examination of the Bankrupt shall in no case be passed unless his Statement shall have been duly filed as aforesaid.

    LXII. The Statement of Accounts when filed in Court shall be open to the in- spection of all Creditors who may take Copies of and extracts from the same, subject to such Regulations as the Court or General Order may direct.

Statement of Ac- counts to be open to inspection.

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signee in preparing

Bankrupt to be as- LXIII. In the preparation of such statement of his accounts, the Bankrupt shall sisted by Official As- be assisted by the Official Assignee, who shall prepare and file in Court together with statement of accounts. such statement a report upon the state of the affairs of the Bankrupt setting forth such facts and particulars as may be required by the Court, or as it shall in the opinion of such Assignee be important for the Court to be informed of: Provided that if it shall in any case appear to the Court that there are special circumstances rendering it neces- sary that the Bankrupt should be assisted in the preparation of such statement of accounts by some person other than such Official Assignee, the Court may nominate such person to assist the Bankrupt in that behalf, and may allow to such person out of the Bankrupt's estate such remuneration as it shall think fit; and in such case the state- ments so prepared shall have appended thereto a certificate signed by the person ap- pointed to assist the Bankrupt in the preparation thereof expressing his approval or dis-approval thereof and the particulars and reasons of such dis-approval.

  Official Assignee to take possession of Bankrupt's property.

  Official Assignee to act as sole Assignee

property of a perish- able nature, &c.

As to the Official Assignee.

LXIV. Immediately on adjudication it shall be the duty of the Official Assignee to take possession of the Bankrupt's estate, and to retain possession thereof until the appointment of a Creditor's Assignee; but if such Official Assignee, or if the Court, upon the representation of any creditor, shall be of opinion that the keeping possession of the Bankrupt's property is not requisite for the due protection of the creditors, such possession shall not be taken or retained by the Official Assignee, and the Official Assignee may be directed by the Court to give up such possession to such person as the Court shall see fit.

LXV. Until Assignees shall be chosen by the creditors of the Bankrupt and till Creditors Assignees appointed by the Court, the Official Assignee shall to all intents and purposes whatsoever chosen, and may sell be deemed to be the sole Assignee of the Bankrupt's estate and effects: and if the or otherwise dispose of Court shall so order, may, before Assignees shall be chosen by the creditors, sell or otherwise dispose of any property of a Bankrupt which shall be of a perishable nature, or the holding possession whereof until the choice of Assignees would, in the judgment of the Court, be prejudicial to the Bankrupt's estate: Provided always that nothing herein contained shall extend to authorise any Official Assignee to interfere with the Assignees chosen by the creditors in the appointment or removal of a Solicitor or Attorney or after such choice, in directing the time and manner of effecting any sale of a Bankrupt's estate or effects.

Official Assignee not

acts done in execution

        LXVI. No Official Assignee shall be personally responsible or liable for any act personally liable for done by him, or by his order or authority, in the execution of his duty as such Official of his duty or for re- Assignee, by reason of the petitioning creditors, debt or act of Bankruptcy upon which upon certain condi'any adjudication shall have been grounded, or of any or either of such matters, being tions being performed. insufficient to support such adjudication: and no Official Assignee shall be deemed

ceipt of bills or money,

First meeting of

debts.

personally answerable for, or by reason of his having received any money, bills, notes or other negotiable instruments under any Bankruptcy in his character of Official Assignee, provided he shall have paid and deposited such money, bills, notes or other negotiable instruments during the prosecution of the Bankruptcy to and in such bank as the Court shall by order direct to the credit of the particular estate for which such money, bills, notes or other negotiable instruments shall have been received, and shall have given notice of such payment or deposit (as the case may be) to any person claiming such money, bills, notes or other negotiable instruments of the Official Assignee: and provided also that the Official Assignee after such payment or deposit, shall not have dealt with such money, bills, notes or other negotiable instruments otherwise than in the execution of his duty as Official Assignee and under the order of the Court: and if any action shall be brought against the Official Assignee, either solely or jointly with the Creditor's Assignee, in respect of such money, bills, notes or other negotiable instruments, it shall be lawful for the Judge of the Court in which the same action shall be brought upon the application of the Official Assignee, and upon an affidavit of facts, to set aside the proceedings in such action so far as the Official Assignee is concerned, with such costs or without costs, as the Judge shall see fit.

As to First Meeting of Creditors.

LXVII. As soon as conveniently may be after adjudication the Court shall ap- Creditors, and proof of point a meeting of the creditors of which ten days notice shall be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette and such other Newspapers as the Court may direct, and such meeting shall be held at such time and place as the Court shall appoint, and at such meeting such officer as the Court shall appoint for that purpose shall preside, and

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receive the proofs of the debts of the creditors: the Official Assignee shall attend, and give to the meeting the fullest information in his power of the estate and effects of the Bankrupt and of the debts due from his estate; and a majority in value of the creditors present may determine whether any allowance for support shall be made to the Bank- rupt up to the time of passing his last examination, and may fix the amount of such allowance if any be allowed.

As to choice of Creditors Assignees, and their Power.

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    LXVIII. At the first meeting of creditors, or at any adjournment thereof, it Creditors to choose shall be competent to the majority in value of the creditors who have proved debts to choose an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's estate and effects to be called the Creditors' Assignee: Provided that the Court shall by certificate appoint such Assignee so chosen and shall have power to reject any person so chosen who shall appear to such Court unfit to be such Assignee, and, upon such rejection, a new choice of Credi- tors' Assignee and a new appointment shall be made.

cost until choice of

LXIX. The petitioning creditor shall at his own cost file and prosecute his petition Petitioning creditor until the choice of Assignees by the creditors: and the Court shall at or after the to proceed at his own sitting for such choice make order for the payment thereof out of the estate of the Creditors Assignee. Bankrupt in course of priority to be settled by any General Order to be made in pur- suance of this Ordinance.

Creditors' Assignee.

LXX. Upon the appointment of the Creditors' Assignee all the estate both real Estate to vest in and personal of the Bankrupt shall be divested out of the Official Assignee and vested in the Creditors' Assignee.

render account.

     LXXI. The Official Assignee shall forthwith render to the Creditors' Assignee Official Assignee to a full and particular account or balance sheet of the Bankrupt's estate, and of all receipts, payments and other transactions of such Official Assignee and also a list of all the Creditors of the Bankrupt who shall have proved their debts against the

estate.

     LXXII. The Creditors' Assignee shall audit such account and may call for such Creditors' Assignee information from the Official Assignee as he possesses concerning the estate.

may call for informa-

tion.

LXXIII. No person shall be entitled, as against the Official or Creditors' Assignee, No person to withhold to withhold possession of books of account of the Bankrupt, or to claim any lien possession of books. thereon.

     LXXIV. At the meeting for choice of a Creditors' Assignee or at any other Creditors may ap- meeting called for the purpose, the majority in value of the creditors present may also point manager. determine whether a manager shall be appointed to collect and wind up the estate, under the inspection of the Creditors' Assignee or of a Committee of creditors, and may appoint such person with such remuneration out of the estate and generally upon such terms and for such period and with such directions as the majority shall think fit and the remuneration of such manager shall be subject to the control and review of the Court.

     LXXV. A majority in number and value of the creditors may at any meeting Removal of Assignee. duly called for the purpose, remove the Creditors' Assignee or manager or accept his resignation; and one-fourth in value of the creditors who have proved may at any time apply to the Court, by petition for the removal of the Creditors' Assignee or manager, and if on the hearing of such petition, the Court shall be of opinion that sufficient reason has been shown, it may remove such Creditors' Assignee or manager, and appoint a meeting of the creditors to be held for electing a new Creditors' Assignee and if the Assignee shall die, resign, or be removed or remain away from the Colony for three months at any one time, any creditor may apply to the Court to appoint a meeting for electing a new Creditors' Assignee, and the Court may accordingly appoint a meeting, whereof at least seven days' previous notice shall be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette and such other Newspapers as the Court may direct, and such meeting may elect a new Creditors' Assignee accordingly.

Creditors' Assignee.

     LXXVI. In all cases of the election of a new Creditors' Assignee, the proceedings Mode of electing new shall take place in like manner as is hereinbefore provided in the case of the first election and the new Creditors' Assignee shall have the same powers and perform the same duties as the Creditors' Assignee first chosen, and shall call to account such. Creditors' Assignee, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns as the case may require.

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As to valuation of

LXXVII. No valuation of a Bankrupt's property shall be made unless the Court Bankrupt's property. shall so direct: and any valuation required by the creditors shall be made in such

manner and upon such terms as general orders shall from time to time direct.

Duties of Creditors' Assignee.

Creditors' Assignee

Official Assignee.

LXXVIII. The Creditors' Assignee shall manage, and except as herein provided, realize and recover the estate belonging to the Bankrupt, and shall convert the same into money, and shall dispose of all monies not necessarily retained for current expen- ses, and all bills, notes, and negotiable instruments belonging to the estate, at such time and in such manner as a General Order shall on that behalf direct.

LXXIX. The Creditors' Assignee shall from time to time and so often as any to render accounts to General Order shall direct, render to the Official Assignee a debtor and creditor account of all monies received and paid by him on account of the Bankrupt or his estate verified on oath as a full, true and faithful account of his receipts and pay- ments as such Creditors' Assignee, and the Court may examine any account which may be made by or may come into the hands of the Official Assignee.

Assignees may ap-

manage estate.

LXXX. The Assignees may with the approbation of the Court appoint the Bank- point Bankrupt to 'rupt himself to superintend the management of the estate, or to carry on trade for behoof of the creditors, and in all or any other respects they may think fit to aid them in ad- ministering the Bankrupt's estate and effects in such manner and on such terms as they may think best for the benefit of the persons interested in the estate.

  Power for Assignees to sell Bankrupt's book debts.

Disposal of Bank-

affairs are wound up.

LXXXI. At any time after the expiration of twelve months from adjudication, or at any earlier period with the approbation of the Court the Assignees may sell by Auction or Tender, or with the sanction of the Court by private contract, all or any of the book debts due, or growing due to the Bankrupt, and with the sanction of the Court the books relating thereto, and the goodwill of his trade or business, and assign the same to the purchaser: and such purchaser shall by virtue of the assignment have power to sue in his own name for the debts assigned to him as effectually, and with the same privileges concerning proof of the requisites of Bankruptcy and other matters, as the Assignee himself.

up,

LXXXII. When the affairs of the Bankrupt are fully wound

the Court may, rupts books, after his subject to the directions of any General Order, make from time to time such orders as in each case seems fit respecting the disposal or custody of any books, papers or documents relating to property or affairs in the possession or under the control of the Official Assignee or any other person.

On removal of Cre-

cial Assignee may be appointed.

LXXXIII. If the Creditors' Assignee shall wilfully fail to observe any of the ditors' Assignee, Offi-directions herein contained or shall be guilty of any neglect in the performance of his duty, or it shall be made to appear to the Court on the application of any two or more creditors that it would be for the benefit of the estate that such Creditors' Assignee should not continue to have the management and administration of the Bankrupt's estate, the Court may either appoint the Official Assignee to act jointly with such Creditors' Assignee, or remove such Creditors' Assignee, and direct a choice of another Creditors' Assignee or appoint the Official Assignee alone to wind up and administer the estate under the Bankruptcy, and, if a change of Assignees shall thereupon take place, the estate of the Bankrupt shall, by order of the Court, be divested out of the Assignee removed by the Court, and vested in the Assignee chosen or appointed under this Section.

Assignees to have

LXXXIV. All powers vested in any Bankrupt which he might legally execute all powers Bankrupt for his own benefit, may be executed by the Assignees for the benefit of the creditors,

in such manner as the Bankrupt might have executed the same.

might have had.

pointment of Assignees

would require be

registered.

Certificate of ap- LXXXV. Where according to law any conveyance or assignment of any real or to be registered where personal property of a Bankrupt would be required to be registered, enrolled, or re- any conveyance of corded in any Registry Office in Hongkong, then and in every such case the certificate Bankrupt's property of appointment of Assignees of the estate and effects of the Bankrupt shall be registered in the Registry Office, Court or place wherein such conveyance or assignment would require to be registered, enrolled or recorded, and such registry shall have the like effect to all intents and purposes, as the registry, enrolment or recording of such con- veyance or assignment would have had: and the title of any purchaser of any such property for valuable consideration without notice of the Bankruptcy, who shall have duly registered, enrolled or recorded his purchase deed previous to the registry hereby directed, shall not be invalidated by reason of such appointment of Assignees, or of the vesting of such property in them consequent thereupon, unless the certificate of such

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Bankrupt to join in conveyance.

LXXXVI. The Court may, upon the application of the Assignees, or of any pur- Court may order chaser from them of any part of the Bankrupt's estate, if it shall see fit, order the Bankrupt to join in any conveyance of such estate or any part thereof: and if he shall not execute such conveyance within the time directed by the order, such Bankrupt and all persons claiming under him shall be stopped from objecting to the validity of such conveyance and all estate, right, or title which such Bankrupt had therein shall be as effectually barred by such order as if such conveyance had been executed by him.

granted by Bankrupt

LXXXVII. If any Bankrupt shall have granted, conveyed, assured or pledged, Conditional estate any real or personal estate, or deposited any deed, such grant, conveyance, assurance, may be redeemed by pledge or deposit being upon condition or power of redemption, at a future day, by Assignees. payment of money or otherwise, the Assignees may, before the time of the performance of such condition, make tender, or payment of money, or other performance, according to such condition, as fully as the Bankrupt might have done: and after such tender, payment or performance, such real or personal estate may be sold and disposed of for the benefit of the creditors.

ject to the order of the

    LXXXVIII. The Assignees shall be subject to the orders of the Court in their. Assignees to be sub- conduct as Assignees: and the Court may at all times summon the Assignees, and Court. require them to produce all books, papers, deeds, writings, or other documents relating to the Bankruptcy in their possession, and direct them to pay and deliver over to the Official Assignee, all monies, books, papers, deeds, writings and other documents which may have come to their possession as Assignees.

becomes Bankrupt

of Assignees and of

    LXXXIX. If any person adjudged Bankrupt shall at the time of the adjudication, If a member of a firm be a member of a firm the Court may authorize the Assignees upon their application Court may authorise to commence or prosecute any action at law or suit in equity, in the name of such action or suit in name Assignees and of the remaining partner, against any debtor of the partnership, and such remaining partner. Judgment, Decree, or Order may be obtained therein as if such action or suit had been instituted with the consent of such partner, and if such partner shall execute any release of the debt or demand for which such action or suit is instituted, such re- lease shall be void: Provided that every such partner shall have notice given him of such application, and be at liberty to show cause against it, and if no benefit be claimed by him by virtue of the said proceedings, shall be indemnified against the payment of any costs in respect of such action or suit, in such manner as the Court may direct: and such Court may, upon the application of such partner, direct that he may receive so much of the proceeds of such action or suit as the Court shall direct.

tute or defend actions

and submit disputes to

XC. The Assignees with the leave of the Court first obtained upon application Assignees may insti- to such Court but not otherwise, may commence, prosecute or defend, any action at and compound for law or suit in equity which the Bankrupt might have commenced and prosecuted or debts due to the estate, defended, and in such case, the costs to which they may be put in respect of such suit arbitration. or action shall be allowed out of the proceeds of the estate and effects of the Bankrupt: and with like leave of the Court, after notice to such creditors and subject to such conditions (if any) as to obtaining the consent of creditors, or any proportion of them, as the Court shall think fit to direct, the Assignees may take such reasonable part of any debts due to Bankrupt's estate as may by composition be gotten, or may give time or take security for the payment of such debts: and may submit to arbitration any dif ference or dispute between the Assignees and any other person, for or on account, or by reason of anything relating to the estate and effects of the Bankrupt.

If petition or adju- dication be annulled &c., persons from

have recovered or who

charged from claims

    XCI. All persons from whom the Assignees shall have recovered any real or personal estate, either by Judgment or decree, are hereby discharged in case the adjudication or petition for adjudication, be afterwards annulled or dismissed from all whom the Assignees demands which may thereafter be made in respect of the same by the person against have bona fide paid whom such adjudication was made, and all persons claiming under him; and all persons the Assignees, &c., dis- who shall without action or suit, bon? fide deliver up possession of any real or personal by the Bankrupt. estate to the Assignees, or pay any debt claimed by them, are hereby discharged from all claim of any such person as aforesaid, in respect of the same or any person claiming under him: Provided the persons so delivering up any real or personal estate or paying any debt, shall not have had notice of an action, suit, or other proceeding to dispute or annul the adjudication or petition for adjudication, and such action, suit, or other pro- ceeding shall not have been commenced and prosecuted within the time and in manner allowed by this Ordinance.

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If Assignee indebted

becomes Bankrupt his

lease his future effects

XCII. If any Assignee indebted to the estate of which he is such Assignee in to Bankrupt's estate respect of money being part of the estate of the Bankrupt retained or employed by him, discharge shall not re- become Bankrupt and obtain his discharge, it shall have the effect only of freeing his in respect of such debt. person from arrest and imprisonment; but his future effects (his tools of trade, necessary household goods and the necessary wearing apparel of himself, his wife and children excepted) shall remain liable for so much of his debt to the estate of which he was Assignee, as shall not be paid by dividends under his Bankruptcy, and for interest at the rate of Twelve per cent per annum on the whole debt.

   Suits not to abate by death or removal of Assignees.

If Assignees com-

time allowed to dispute

estate may pay money into Court.

XCIII. Whenever an Assignee shall die or be removed, or a new Assignee shall be chosen, no action at Law or suit in Equity shall be thereby abated, but the Court in which any action or suit is depending may, upon the suggestion of such death, or removal and new choice, allow the name of the surviving or new Assignee to be substituted in the place of the former: and such action or suit shall be prosecuted in the name or names of the said surviving or new Assignee or Assignees, in the same manner as if he had originally commenced the same.

XCIV. If the Assignee commence any action or suit for any money due to the mence action before Bankrupt's estate, before the time allowed for the Bankrupt to dispute the Bankruptcy the Bankruptcy has shall have elapsed, any defendant in any such action or suit, shall be entitled, after elapsed, debtor to notice given to the Assignees, to pay the same or any part thereof, into the Court in which such action or suit is brought; and all proceedings with respect to the money so paid into Court shall thereupon be stayed until such time shall have elapsed; and if within that time the Bankrupt shall not have commenced such action, suit or other proceeding, and prosecuted the same with due diligence, the money shall be paid out of Court to the Official Assignee, but otherwise shall abide the event of such action, suit or other proceeding: and upon such event shall be paid out of Court, either to the Official Assignee or the person adjudged Bankrupt as the Court shall direct; and after such payment of money so made into Court, it shall not be lawful for the person adjudged Bankrupt to proceed against the defendant for the recovery of the same money.

Limitation of action.

General issue.

Court may deter-

between Assignees and

XCV. Every action brought against any person for any thing done in pur- suance of this Ordinance shall be commenced within three months next after the fact committed: and the defendant in any such action may plead the general issue and give this Ordinance and the special matter in evidence at the trial, and that the same was done by authority of this Ordinance; and if it shall appear so to have been done, or that such action was commenced after the time limited as aforesaid for briging the same, the jury shall find for the defendant; and if there be a verdict for the defen- dant, or if the plaintiff be nonsuited, or discontinue his action or suit after appearance thereto, or if upon demurrer, Judgment shall be given against the plaintiff, the de- fendant shall receive such full and reasonable indemnity as to all costs, charges and expenses incurred in and about any such action as shall be taxed by the proper officer in that behalf, subject to be reviewed in like manner by the same authority as any other taxation of costs by such officer.

         XCVI. In case of any claim, dispute or difference between the Official Assignee, mine on all differences the Creditors' Assignee, and the creditors of any Bankrupt or any of such persons, or creditors, or between between any persons claiming under a trust deed, deed of arrangement, relating to any parties claiming under Bankrupts or Debtor's estate, or to any money or property claimed as part of the estate

trust deeds.

Goods in the posses-

sition of the Bankrupt

of any Bankrupt or debtor, either party may apply to the Court, and the Court may determine the same, and may summon and examine upon oath, the official or Creditors' Assignee, trustee or any other person whomsoever as to any matters and things con- cerning the Bankruptcy or trust estate, and may direct such enquiries, and give such directions, and make such orders relative thereto, as it shall see fit: and may award costs personally or in any other manner against the Official or Creditors' Assignee, trustee or any other person: Provided that in all cases in which a resolution has been come to by a majority in number and value of the creditors assembled in a meeting, regard shall be had by the Court to such resolution, and the same shall not be set aside by the Court unless such resolution shall in the opinion of the Court be unjust or in- equitable and not fit to be binding and conclusive under this Ordinance.

Power of the Court over certain descriptions of property.

XCVII. If any Bankrupt at the time he becomes Bankrupt shall, by the consent sion, order, or dispo- and permission of the true owner thereof, have in his possession order or disposition, any to be deemed his pro- goods or chattels whereof he was reputed owner, or whereof he had taken upon him the sale, alteration or disposition as owner, the Court may order the same to be sold

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and disposed of for the benefit of the creditors under the Bankruptcy: Provided that Proviso for assign- nothing herein contained shall invalidate or affect any transfer or assignment of ments of vessels.

any ship or vessels, or any share thereof, made as a security for any debt or debts either by way of mortgage or assignment, duly registered according to the provisions of any Act of the Imperial Parliament now or hereafter in force relating to the registering of British Vessels.

certain conveyances,

XCVIII. If any Bankrupt being at the time insolvent, shall (except upon the mar- Power of Court over riage of any of his children or for some valuable consideration) have conveyed, assigned, &c., made by Bank- or transferred to any person any hereditaments, offices fees, annuities, leases, goods, or rupt. chattels, or have delivered or made over to any person any bills, bonds, notes, or other securities or have transferred his debts to any other person or into any other person's name, the Court may order the same to be sold and disposed of for the benefit of the creditors under the Bankruptcy, and every such sale shall be valid against the Bankrupt and such persons and all persons claiming under him.

stock, Court may make

XCIX. If any Bankrupt shall have any Government funds or stock of any public Where Bankrupt Company standing in his name or in his own right, the Court may by writing order all beneficially entitled to persons whose act or consent is thereto necessary to transfer the same into the name of order for transfer. the Assignees, and to pay all dividends upon the same to the Official Assignee; and all such persons whose act or consent is so necessary are hereby indemnified from all things done or permitted pursuant to such order.

one year's rent due.

C. No distress for rent made and levied after an act of Bankruptcy upon the Distress not to be goods and effects of any Bankrupt whether before or after the filing of the petition for available for more than adjudication, shall be available for more than one year's rent, accrued prior to the day of the filing of such petition: but the landlord or persons to whom the rent shall be The Landlord to prove due shall be allowed to come in as a creditor for the overplus of the rent due, and for for the residue. which the distress shall not be available.

as to the disposal of

certain

CI. In any case where any person, against whom an adjudication may have been Discretion in Court made under this Ordinance, may be entitled to any annuity for his own life, or other property in uncertain interest, or to any reversionary or contingent interest, or to property under cases. such circumstances that the immediate sale thereof for payment of his debts may be very prejudicial to him and deprive him of the means of subsistence which he might otherwise have after payment of his debts, and it may be proper to authorize the raising of money by way of mortgage for payment of the debts, or part of the debts of such person, instead of selling the property of such person for that purpose, the Court may take into consideration all circumstances affecting the property of any such person; and if it shall appear to the Court that it would be reasonable to make any special order touching the same, the Court may do so, and direct that such property as it may be expedient not to sell, or not to sell immediately, according to the provisions of this Ordinance, shall not be sold, and may from time to time direct in what manner such property shall be managed for the benefit of the creditors of such person, until the same can be pro- perly sold, or until payment of all such creditors, according to the provisions of this Ordinance, shall have been made, and may make all such orders touching the sale or disposition of such property as the Court shall see fit, considering the rights of the creditors and the future benefit of such person after payment of his debts, and upon such terms and conditions with respect to the allowance of interest on debts not bearing interest or other circumstances, as the Court shall see fit; and if it shall appear to the Court that the debts of such person can be discharged by means of money raised by way of mortgage on any property of such person, instead of raising the same by sale, the Court may so order, and may give all necessary directions for such

purpose, and generally direct all things which may be proper for the discharge of the debts of such person, in such manner as may be most consistent with the interests of such person in any surplus of his effects after payment of such debts; and in every such case the discharge of such Bankrupt shall not be held to discharge him or his estate from any debt secured by him by way of mortgage or otherwise under this Section.

may order conveyance

    CII. If any Bankrupt shall as trustee be seized, possessed of or entitled to either Where Bankrupt is alone or jointly, any real or personal estate, or any interest secured upon or arising out a trustee the Court of the same, or shall have standing in his name as trustee, either alone or jointly, any or assignment to an- Government stock, funds, or annuities, or any of the stock of any public Company, the other trustee, Court on petition of the person entitled in possession to the receipt of the rents, issues, and profits, dividends, interest, or produce thereof, on due notice given to all other persons, (if any) interested therein, may order the Assignees, and all persons whose act and consent thereto is necessary, to convey assign or transfer the said estate, interest,

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Titles to property

ed unless proceedings

stock, funds, or annuities to such person as the Court shall think fit, upon the same trusts as the said estate, interest, stock, funds, or annuities were subject to before the Bankruptcy, or such of them as shall be then subsisting and capable of taking effect, and also to receive and pay over the rents, issues and profits, dividends, interest or produce thereof as the Court shall direct.

CIII. No title to any real or personal estate sold under any Bankruptcy shall be sold not to be impeach- impeached by the Bankrupt, or any person claiming under him, in respect of any defect taken to anul and in the petition for adjudication, or in any of the proceedings under the same, unless the duly prosecuted. Bankrupt shall within the time allowed by this Ordinance have commenced proceedings

to dispute or dismiss the petition or adjudication and duly prosecuted the same.

any Treasurer, &c., or

The Court after ad- CIV. After any adjudication shall have been advertised in the Hongkong Govern- judication may order ment Gazette, the Court may order any Treasurer or other officer or any banker, agent of the Bankrupt, attorney, or solicitor, or other agent of the Bankrupt, to pay and deliver over to the to deliver all moneys, Official Assignee all moneys, or securities for money, in his custody, possession, or power as such Treasurer, officer, banker, or agent, and which he is not by law entitled to retain as against the Bankrupt or his Assignee.

&c.

Payments, convey-

executions against

no notice of prior act of Bankruptcy.

As to transactions not affected by Bankruptcy.

CV. Every payment really and bona fide made by any Bankrupt, or by any ances, contracts, &c., person on his behalf, before the filing of a Petition for adjudication to any Creditor of lands (if executed by Such Bankrupt, and every payment really and bon? fide made to any Bankrupt before seizure) to be valid, if the filing of such Petition, and every conveyance by any Bankrupt bon? fide made and executed before the filing of such Petition, and every contract, dealing, and transaction, by and with any Bankrupt really and bon? fide made and entered into before the filing of such Petition, and every execution and attachment against the lands and tenements of any Bankrupt bona fide executed by seizure, and every execution and attachment against the goods and chattels of any Bankrupt bond fide executed and levied by seizure and sale before the filing of such Petition, shall be deemed to be valid, notwithstanding any prior act of Bankruptcy by such Bankrupt committed, provided that the person so dealing with, or paying to, or being paid by such Bankrupt, or at whose suit, or on whose account, such execution or attachment shall have issued, had not at the time of such payment, conveyance, contract dealing or transaction, or at the time of so execu- ting or levying such execution or attachment, or, at the time of making any sale there- But nothing herein under, notice of any prior act of Bankruptcy by him committed; Provided also, that payments &c., by way nothing herein contained shall be deemed or taken to give validity to any payment, or of fraudulent prefer- to any delivery or transfer of any goods or chattels made by any Bankrupt being a fraudulent preference of any Creditor, of such Bankrupt, or to any conveyance, or equitable mortgage made or given by any Bankrupt, by way of fraudulent preference of

any Creditor of such Bankrupt, or to any execution founded on a judgment on a warrant of Attorney or Cognovit Actionem, or Judge's order obtained by consent given by any Bankrupt by way of fraudulent preference.

to give validity to

ence.

Bona fide purchases

by notice of act of

petition filed within

the act of Bankruptcy.

Certain warrants of

& consents to Judge's

void.

months filing

CVI. No purchase from any Bankrupt bona fide and for valuable consideration not to be impeached where the purchaser had notice at the time of such purchase of an act of Bankruptcy Bankruptcy, unless by such Bankrupt committed, shall be impeached by reason thereof unless a Petition twelve months after for adjudication shall have been filed within Twelve months after such act of Bankruptcy. CVII. Every warrant of Attorney to confess judgment in any personal action given attorney Cognovits, by any Bankrupt after the commencement of this Ordinance, and within Two months order given within next before the filing of a Petition for adjudication by or against such Bankrupt, and petition to be off and being wholly or in part for or in respect of an antecedent debt or money demand; and every Cognovit Actionem or consent to a Judge's order for Judgment given by any Bankrupt at any time after the commencement of this Ordinance and within Two months next before the filing of any such Petition, in any action commenced by collusion with the Bankrupt and not adversely, or purporting to have been given in an action, but having been in fact given before the commencement of such action against the Bankrupt, such Bankrupt being unable to meet his engagements at the time of giving such warrant of Attorney, Cognovit Actionem, or consent (as the case may be) shall be null and void, as against the Assignees and Creditors under the Bankruptcy of such Debtor whether the same shall have been given by such Debtor in contemplation of Bankruptcy or not.

Provisions of 3 Geo.

4 c. 39 extended to Assignees.

CVIII. And whereas an Act passed the Imperial Parliament in the third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth intituled An Act for preventing

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frauds upon Creditors by secret warrants of Attorney to confess Judgment: and whereas it is expedient to extend the provisions of that Act; be it enacted and ordained that the last mentioned Act shall extend to the provisional or other Assignee or Assignees of every Prisoner whose Estate shall after the expiration of Twenty one days next after his execution of such warrant of Attorney or giving of such Cognovit Actionem as therein mentioned, be vested in the Provisional Assignee of the Court, by virtue of this Ordinance, as if the last mentioned Act had been expressly herein enacted and ordained; and every such warrant of Attorney, and Judgment and execution thereon, and every such Cognovit Actionem and Judgment entered up thereon as are declared by the last mentioned Act to be fraudulent and void against the Assignees mentioned therein shall be deemed equally fraudulent and void against the Official or other Assignee or Assignees of such Debtor appointed under this Ordinance; and such Official or other Assignee or Assignees shall be entitled to recover back, and receive for the use of the Creditors of such Debtor, all and every monies levied and effects seized under or by virtue of any such Judgment or execution.

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Chambers or before

    CIX. Every Creditor of the Bankrupt may after adjudication prove his debt by Proof in Court or in deposition in Court or in Chambers or before any Officer appointed for that purpose at officer appointed or by any meeting of Creditors elsewhere than in Court, or by affidavit upon his own oath, Affidavit. or upon that of any other person in his employment: Provided that where such Depo- sition or Affidavit shall be made by any other Person than the Creditor, the deponent shall in his Deposition or Affidavit, set forth that he is duly authorized by his principal to make the Deposition or Affidavit, and that it is within his own knowledge, that the debt was incurred, and for the consideration stated, and that to the best of his know- ledge and belief the debt still remains unpaid and unsatisfied.

    CX. Every Creditor of the Bankrupt may also after adjudication, prove his Proof by post. debt, by delivering or sending through the General Post, before the appointment of a Creditors' Assignee to the Official Assignee and after such appointment to the Creditor's Assignee a statement of such debt and of the Account if any between the Creditor and the Bankrupt, together with a declaration signed by the Creditor, appended thereto, that such statement is a full, true, and complete statement of account between the Creditor and the Bankrupt, and that the debt thereby appearing to be due from the estate of the Bankrupt to the Creditor is justly due: and all bodies politic and public companies incorporated, or authorized to sue or bring actions, may prove by an Agent, provided such Agent shall in this declaration declare that he is such Agent, and that he is authorized to make such proof: and such declaration signed by such Creditor and Agent respectively as aforesaid, shall be in such form as general orders shall direct.

misdemeanor.

CXI. Any person who shall wilfully and corruptly make any declaration for proof False declaration a of debt as aforesaid, knowing the same, or the statement of account to which the same shall be appended, to be untrue in any material particulars, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be liable to undergo the pains and penalties imposed upon persons guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury.

    CXII. The Official or Creditors' Assignee, as the case may be, shall examine all the statements of account as aforesaid and compare the same with the books, accounts and other documents of the bankrupt, and shall from time to time make out a list of the Creditors who have proved their debts, stating the amount and nature of such debts, which list shall be open to the inspection of any creditor who has proved under the

estate.

Official Assignee to of account, and make out list of Creditors

examine all statements

who have proved.

Power to examine upon oath alleged Cre-

    CXIII. The Court may, on the application of the Assignee, or of any Creditor, or of the Bankrupt, or without any application, examine upon oath or otherwise any person ditors, &c. tendering, or who has made a proof, and may summon any person capable of giving evidence concerning such proof, and, in like manner, where the debt is tendered on affidavit or statement, as hereinbefore provided, may summon and examine on oath or otherwise, the person who has made the affidavit or statement, and any other person capable of giving evidence concerning the debt sought to be proved.

any

in respect of debts con-

    CXIV. Every person with whom any Bankrupt shall have really and bona fide Bon? fide Creditors contracted debt or demand before the filing of the petition for adjudication shall tracted after an act notwithstanding any prior act of bankruptcy committed by such Bankrupt, be admitted of Bankruptcy may to prove the same, as if no such act of bankruptcy had been committed, provided such prove. person had not, at the time the same was contracted, notice of any act of bankruptcy, by such Bankrupt committed.

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Proof for money,

payment may be en-

CXV. A person entitled to enforce against the Bankrupt payment of any money, costs, &c., of which costs, or expenses by process of contempt issuing out of any Court shall be entitled to forced by process of Come in, as a Creditor under the bankruptcy, and prove for the amount payable under the process, subject to such ascertaining of the amount as may be properly had by taxation or otherwise.

contempt.

Proof for propor- tionate part of rent

CXVI. In all cases in which the Bankrupt is liable to pay any rent or other pay- and other payments ment falling due at fixed or stated periods, and the adjudication shall happen at any falling due at fixed time other than one of such fixed or stated periods, the person entitled to such rent or other payment may prove for a proportionate part thereof up to the day of the adjudi- cation in such manner as if the said rent or payment grew due from day to day and not at such fixed or stated periods as aforesaid.

periods.

  Proof in respect of distinct contracts.

Proof in respect of

CXVII. If any Debtor shall at the time of adjudication be liable upon any bill of exchange or promissory note in respect of distinct contracts, as member of two or more firms carrying on separate and distinct trades, and having distinct estates to be wound up in Bankruptcy or as a sole trader and also as the member of a Firm, the circumstance that such Firms are in whole or in part composed of the same individuals, or that the sole contractor is also one of the joint contractors, shall not prevent proof and receipt of dividend in respect of such distinct contracts against the estates respectively liable upon such contracts.

CXVIII. If any bankrupt shall at the time of adjudication be liable, by reason of unliquidated damages. any contract or promise, to a demand in the nature of damages which have not been and cannot be otherwise liquidated or ascertained, the Court may direct such damages to be assessed either by a Jury before itself, or in the Court of Summary Jurisdiction without a Jury, and to give all necessary directions for such purpose; and the amount of damages, when assessed, shall be provable, as if a debt due, at the time of the Bank- ruptcy; Provided, that in case all necessary parties agree, the Court shall have power to assess such damages without the intervention of a Jury, or a reference to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction.

Proof for premiums

rance.

CXIX. If any Bankrupt shall at the time of adjudication be liable by reason of any upon policies of Insu- contract or promise to pay premiums upon any policy of insurance, or any other sums of money, whether yearly or otherwise, or to repay to or indemnify any person against any such payments, the person entitled to the benefit of such contract or promise may, if he think fit, apply to the Court to set a value upon his interest under such contract or promise, and the Court is hereby required to ascertain the value thereof, and to admit such person to prove the amount so ascertained, and to receive dividends thereon. CXX. The Court, out of the estate and effects of the Bankrupt, shall order pay- ment of all Duties, Rates, Taxes and Crown Rents due from the Bankrupt at the time of his Bankruptcy.

Payments of assess- ed Taxes.

full.

One year's local

CXXI. The Court, out of the estate and effects of the Bankrupt, shall order rates may be paid in payment of all such rates as may be due from him at the time of his being adjudicated a Bankrupt, provided such rates have become due during the Twelve months immediately preceding the Bankruptcy.

Three months wages

Clerks or Servants.

CXXII. When any Bankrupt shall have been indebted, at the time of filing the or salary to be paid to Petition for Adjudication, to any Servant or Clerk of such Bankrupt, in respect of the wages or salary of s