Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1869

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 1.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 2ND JANUARY, 1869.

 




VOL. XV.

No. 140.

? GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to appoint CHARLES VANDELEUR CREAGH, Esquire, be Assistant Superintendent of the Hongkong Fire Brigade; such appointment to take effect from the Ist Instant, inclusive.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 31st December, 1868.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

No. 141.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that for the ensuing Year, the Hongkong Stone Quarry Farm is let, under certain Conditions, to TSANG-KONG; and that the Kowloon Stone Quarry Farm is similarly let to CHAN-KAM.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 31st December, 1868.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates, are informed that the Rates are payable in advance during and within the month of January, for the First Quarter of the Year 1869.

After the 31st Instant, Rates not paid are recoverable under Section 4 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1867.

FREE. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 30th December, 1868.

No. 132.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Under 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 11 o'clock in the forenoon of Thursday, the Seventh Day of January, 1859; and thereafter on the First Thursday of every Morth, for the purpose of considering Applications for granting or transferring Spirit Licenses.

Such Applications to be lodged at the Police Magistrates' Court, at least Ten Days before each of the Sessions now notified.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND JANUARY, 1869.

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Regulations, and the whole or any part of the sums so deposited shall be liable to forfeiture for the use of the Colonial Government at any time at the will and pleasure of the Officer administering the Government.

9. The Officer administering the Government inay at any time order any or all Licensed Gambling Houses to be closed either summarily and at once, or after such notice as the said Officer administering the Government may direct, and in every case of a House being closed for breach of Regulations then so long as any Licensed House or Houses remain open, the Officer administering the Government, for the purpose of preventing such irregularity operating to the advantage of any holder of a Gambling License, may direct the Monthly fees payable for the remaining Licenses to be so increased that the total amount of fees receivable by the Government shall remain unaltered.

   10. Playing in the Licensed Houses shall not commence before 6 A.M. and shall cease at 11 P.M., or earlier if so ordered by the Officer administering the Government.

   11. Not more than 7 per cent discount shall be claimed by the Proprietor of any House on the Gains of the Players.

   12. No Proprietor of a Licensed House or Person connected therewith shall on any account give money or articles of value directly or indirectly to any Person in Government employ either by way of reward, bribe, gratuity, or payment for service..

   13. No Persons other than those of the Chinese, Malay, and Indian Races, shall be, unless authorised thereto under these Regulations, permitted to enter any of the said Licensed Houses.

   14. All Licensed Houses within these Regulations shall be closed as hitherto on Sundays, and no Play allowed therein on any pretext under pain of forfeiture of License and Deposit Money.

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

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

Approved in Council,

Governor.

No. 109.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given that on and after Monday, the 21st day of September, it has been ordered by the Governor in Council, under Section 18 of Ordinance No. 9 of 1867, that no European, American, Portuguese, Foreigner, or Individual not of Chinese, Indian, or Malay races, shall be admitted into any of the Licensed Play Houses in Hongkong.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th September, 1868.

WEATHER TABLES.FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

Y

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1868.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Baro-

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

December

26

30.09

+

70

30.10

72

65

74

30.04

73

27

30.03

70

30.08

71

64

76

30.05

70

28

30.04

68

30.05

67

61

75

3001

69

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29

30.17

67

30.19

53

50

55

30.21

30

30.30

-54

30.34

51

44

52

30.29

52

""

31

30.39

49

30.43

45

39

49

30.87

50

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January, 1869

1

30.40

48

30.45

48

42

51

30.39

48

228820*

60

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

HYDROMETER.

WINDS.

RAIN.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

DATE.

METER.

Self Registering

9 A.M.

'MOON

6P.M.

BA.M.

Now

6 A.M.

? MGON*

Min. Max:

Force, range from 0 to 12..

6 A.M. NOON.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

ONI

Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

6 P.M.

Dirn.

9 A.M.

.F.

188

Dec

28:38

28.30 64.00 66.50| 25.50| 6o,30[66.00 64.00 63.50 67.00 SE 28.32 28.36 28.34) 28.26] 28.25 63.00| 70.00 64.50 58.50 66.50 64.50 63.00 70.00 ESE 28 28.30 28.84 26.32 28.27 28.255.00 400.00 61.00 62.50 59.00 61.00 71.00 E -29 | 28.31 28.40 28.40 28.35 28 38 50.50 49.00 46.00 49.00 48.00 45.00 49.00 60,50 NE 30 28.40 28.48 28.48 28.43 28,43 89.00 40,00 38.00 .38.00 89.00 36.00 $3,50| 50,0|NNE 28.50 28.55 28.33 25.62 26.8 22.50 36,05 ?7.50 32.00 33.50 35.00 $2.50 0.00 N

1 SSE

1 NW

1

0.00

2 ESE

2 SbE

4

0.00

5 SSE

5 SSE

6

0.05

4. N

8 N

5

0.21.

5 NbW

4 N

5 NbW

0.09

Fog and drizzling rain until 10 A.M.;

-3 N

5

0.08

Jan.

28.36 28.58 28.53 98.37 98.00) 1951 88.50) 34.00 36.30 35.50-36.50 39.30 KVbV

5 IN.

4 NbW

3

0.00

Dense fog until noon; then passing - fog throughout.

Peak, fine; low, dense fog over the

ocean throughout.

Dense fog and strong wind, through-

vut.

Thick assing fog; 4 P.M. fog with drizzling rain all day; rain during past ni, t.

t'er fine clear.

Slight frost during past night; fine

overcast throughout.

Fine overcast throughout.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND JANUARY, 1869..

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY. ?OTICE.—?NG-LAN-TONG, otherwise 'NG- a

Merchant, having been adjudged-Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court on the Twenty-fourth day of April, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-eight, a Public Sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his discharge, will be held before the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Jus- tice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, Hongkong, on Friday, the Eighth day of January, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely.

    At this Meeting, proofs of the Debts will be received.

   Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee, and Francis Innes Hazeland, Esquire, is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy.

Supreme Court House, Hongkong, 31st December, 1868.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY. "OTICE.-LEONG-A-TAI, otherwise LEONG-

   otherwise LEONG-HENG-YEEP, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, trading under the style or firm of Kwong-Shing-Tai, and lately under the style or firm of Kwong-Tat-Tai, having been adjudged a Bankrupt under a Petition for adju- dication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court on the Fifth day of October, Onethousand Eight hundred and Sixty-eight, a Public Sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his discharge, will be held before the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, Hongkong, on the Eighth day of January, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely.

At this Meeting, proofs of the Debts of the Creditors will be received.

Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee, and Mr. Francis Innes Haze- land is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy.

Supreme Court House, Hongkong, 31st December, 1868.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

NOTICE.

O A-LENG, Carpenter, Cabinet Maker and Builder to the Government and Foreign Merchants, begs to inform the Publi that he formerly opened a shop in Station Street, and having ceased the business in 1868, -he now in- tends to reopen his shop at the commencement of next year, at No. 13, d'Aguilar Street, under the style of Kwong Shun Wo shop.

Those who wish work done well, will please give him a call.

Hongkong, 19th December, 1868.

A

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January,

next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELRY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

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NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED- WARD FORD DUNCANSON, and Mr. VIL- TEAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

NOTICE.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. FRAN- CIS PARRY and Mr. THOMAS SMITH in our firm ceased on 31st December, 1867, from which date the Partners are Mr. CHARLES WILSON MURRAY, Mr. ARTHUR SMITH, and Mr. THOMAS RYKE.

BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 16th June, 1868.

NOTICE.

MR. EMIL VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH

KIRCHHOFF become this day Partners in our business, which in fature will be carried on

der the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., both here and at Canton.

HAGEDORN & Co. Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE and Es in our firm ceased on the

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. FER-

30th April last.

The business will in future be conducted under the style and firm of

ted a Partner

ROBERTSON & Co.

PETER GABAIN has been admit-

NISSEN & ROBERTSON.

Ningpo, 9th May, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE Undersigned have been appointed Agent'

Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

THE

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL- MR.

30th June last.

Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co. Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

NOTICE. WONG KUN WING of No. 18, Hongkong, Master of the Kong Man Loy, PigTHE

Praya, West, Victoria, in the Colony of

shop, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy on the Twenty-seventh day of November, A.D. 1868, a Public Sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Justice

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

undersigned, having been appointed

Agents for the above Company at this Port, Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

GILMAN & Co. Agents. Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Teen the undersigned carrying on bu

HE Copartnership heretofore existing be-

Victoria, Hongkong, on the Eighth day of January, 1869, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely.

   Mr. Frederick Sowly Huffam, Supreme Court House, is the Official Assignee, and Mr. Edmund Sharp is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves at this Port as Merchants and Commission Agents under the firm of

KRUMMENACHER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

siness under the style and firm cf BowRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT. G. A. F. NORRIS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1838.

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &C. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

J. KRUMMENACHER. M

R. R?DECKER.

Office, No. 12, Stanley Street.

T

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES

      BENFERE DEACON in our Firo ceased er the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

BEACON & ?Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

NGT CE.

Mrized to sign our firm in Foocher.

R. JOHN OLDEF SHAW LENT is autho-

GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

*

R. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign

for us by procuration.

Z

THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED. Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

* NOTICE.

have this day established myself as a Pubric Accountant, Average Adjuster, and Genera Commission Agent.

* C. LANGDON

NOTICE.

R. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have been authorized to sign our firm here and in China from this date.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 12th May, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and responsibility of Mr. A. D. on the 31st day of“ December, 1867.

A. FERGUSON & Co. Hongkong, 3rd January, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. A. FER- GUSON in our Firm ceased on the 1st day of November, 1866.

A. FERGUSON & Co.

The business will henceforth be carried on un- der the same name by the undersigned.

A. D. MITCHELL.

J. D. MEYERS.

HENRY FEHRS.

Hongkong, 16th December, 1867.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES DES

THE BA

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

HE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES "will be removed" on the 15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praga.

3. BERTRAND, Principal Ages.

Hongkong, 30th May, 1868.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING. ARTIES having their Plates

2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1866. Pay have VISITING CARDS printed from

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as General Commission -Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

~R. R. WESTALL.

Toochow, 18th May, 18u8. -

them by applying at the Office of

NORONHA & SONS.

Printed and Published by NORONHA & SONS, Printers to Hongkong Government, OSWALDS'

ERRAC WELLINGTON STREET.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH JANUARY, 1869.

VOL. XV.

No. 2.

No. 1.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Notification received from the Government of India, relative to Light Houses on British Burmah, is published for the information of Mariners, and others whom it may concern.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1869.

MARINE DEPARTMENT.

NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

FORT WILLIAM, the 19th November, 1868.

No. 4 of 1868.-The following notice has been received for publication from the Chief Commissioner, British Burmah, in a letter dated Rangoon, 5th October, 1868:-

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

The following lighthouses are about to be established off the coast of British Burmah, probably on the 31st May, 1869, and this is issued as a warning in case they should be so established:

1.-COAST LIGHTHOUSE.

On the Krishna Shoal, Gulf of Martaban, Bay of Bengal. In latitude N. 15° 36′ 30′′; longitude E. 95° 35'. A light- house on screw piles in 3 fathoms of water at low water on the southeastern edge of the above shoal, showing a fixed dioptric light of the second order. The focal plane of the light 55 feet above high water rise, and fall 12 feet at full and change,

visible 15 miles.

The light is cut off at W.S.W. to the westward, and at N.N.E. to the eastward, the centre of the light being S.E.

In making this light (the object of which is to enable vessels to round the Baraque Point so as to avoid the dangers of the Baraque Flat and Krishma Shoal) from the westward, a vessel should keep in not less than 7 fathoms of water to the south, steering east till the light bears N. W. and distant from 5 to 10 miles, then steering N. E. by N. 40 miles to make the China Buckeer lighthouse at the mouth of the Rangoon river. Vessels from the northward going south must not get in less than 6 fathoms of water to the westward, or make the light on a bearing to the W. of S. W. by S.; if after passing the light a ship is going to the westward, she can turn in that direction when the light bears N. W., keeping in 7 fathoms.

2.-HARBOUP LIGHTHOUSE.

-

The China Buckeer for the mouth of the Rangoon river on the western side.

Hitherto the entrance to the channel to the Rangoon river has been marked by a light ship in 3 fathons of water. This light ship will not be removed till this and the following lighthouse have been illuminated.

The lighthouse is situated on the high land of China Buckeer, which is generally first made by ships bound for Rangoon, and is about 2 miles north-east of the mouth of the China Buckeer river.

It is on screw piles, and the lower part being against a back ground of dark trees, will be painted white.

It is close to high water mark, but the sands at low water stretch 6 miles to the eastward of it. Ships must therefore keep well to seaward from it.

It will bear a dioptric light, the upper and lower cupolas showing a fixed light, and the centre drum a revolving light, attaining its greatest brilliancy once a minute; it can be seen 18 miles from the deck of a ship. It is in latitude N. 16° 17′ and longitude E. 96° 13'.

3.-HARBOUR LIGHTHOUSE.

The eastern grove for the mouth of the Rangoon river on the eastern side.

This lighthouse is also on screw piles, in latitude N. 16°, 29' longitude E. 96° 27 30".

This lighthouse will show a light of 60 and will be cut off to the eastward Cue south; 10° of this angle will show a condensed light, the centre of which will pass through the present position of the light ship, or in a direction S. 30° W. This condensed light will be visible 18 miles from the mast head of a ship, and the remaining 50° of light will show 12 miles from the deck of a vessel.

Siling directions for making the mouth of the Rangoon River.

Having made the China Buckeer Light from the southward or eastward, a vessel must not go to the northward of a bearing to it of west to avoid the eastern sands; and to avoid the western sands the Eastern Grove Light n ast not be brought to bear to the eastward of N, N. E.

All vessels steering from the eastward should make the China Buskeer Light bearing W. by N., and should not proceed on their bourse beyond a point where the eastern Greve Lighthouse will bear as above, N. N. E

Ships are not to go up channe by the eastern Crove Light, but must anchor south of a bearing to the China Buckeer of west.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1863.

A ship anywhere to the southward of W. by N. bearing to the China Buckeer Light, and anywhere to the eastward of a bearing to the Eastern Grove of N. N. E., is in safety; anywhere to the northward or westward of these bearings, in danger. This notice is intended to be preliminary, so that vessels may not be deceived in case they find the lights lighted as above, and the light ship removed. But as something may occur to prevent their being lighted at the time noted, 31st May 1869, until a second notice is issued that they have been lighted, masters of vessels should adopt all the precautions which they would adopt if the present light ship was to be their only guide. .

No. 2.

ARTHUR BROOME, Colonel, Offg. Secy. to the Govt. of India.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION:

   Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office; until noon on the 16th instant, for the supply of 100 Barrels Portland Cement.

A proper Form of Tender may be obtained at the Surveyor General's Office.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

No. 3.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Calendar of Grants of Probates during 1868, made under Ordinance No. 8 of 1860, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

CALENDAR of PROBATES and ADMINISTRATIONS granted by the Court of Probate Hongkong, during the Year 1868.

DATE

OF

NAME OF TESTATOR OR INTESTATE.

PLACE AND TIME OF DEATH.

GRANT.

PROBATE AD-

MINISTRATION WITH WILL ANNEXED, OR ADMINISTRATION.

NAME AND DESCRIPTION OF THE EXECUTOR OR ADMINISTRATOR.

VALUE OF THE EFFECTS AS

SWORN TO OR SET

FORTH IN THE COMMISSION OF APPRAISEMENT

C.

Jan. 29 Seen Mow Wing,

29

""

A Chinaman name

""

Feb.

29

Do.,

3

Lee Achat,

No. 2,

"J

Mar. 10

Peter Henrickson,

14 Laong Heong Tsoi,

April 21 John Pierce Clark,

unknown, No. 1,

At Sea, 16th Oct. 1867 Hongkong, 20th Dec. 1867

Hongkong, 6th Dec. 1867 Stated to have fallen overboard

on passage from Calcutta, date not given

Administration

Official Administrator,

40.50

Do.

42.00

22

Do.

6.00

"

Probate

William Williams, of Hongkong, Tavern

Keeper, the sole Executor,

750.00

""

13th Jan. 1868 10th April 1866

Administration Probate

Lee a Ng, the Brother

9,631.72

Laong Chaong Eeu and Laong Chaong

Eu, Executors,

12,000.00

At Sea,

""

24 James Downie,

28

""

To Sun Kwong,

""

28

""

'Ng Afoo,

14th Aug. 1866

Hongkong, 10th Mar. 1368 Administration

24th Mar. 1868 17th Mar. 1868

""

Robert Hodge and Francis Innes Haze-

land, Crown Solicitor, Executors, Official Administrator,

400.00

1,183.42

""

Do. Do.

125.00

26.63

??

"J

""

28

Henry Gibson,

6th Mar. 1868

""

""

May

1 Jeronymo Eulogio Alves,

""

31st Aug. 1867

""

John Smith, Storekeeper, McEwen & Co. Andronico Francisco Alves, the brother

and one of the next of Kin,

216.81

1,175.00

6

""

Wm. Francis Murray,

""

"

""

11

*11

C. H. Woltman,

Estevan Garretta,

13 Lustro Raimondi,

June 9 Abdool Karreem,

18 Edward Bailey,

July 16 Kwok Tung Yut,

24 Jane Bonnet,

Whampoa, 11th Mar. 1868* Hongkong, 18th Dec. 1861

Official Administrator,

1,000.00

Do.

28.90

19th Oct. 1866

""

""

Rafael Marty, the Nephew and one of

the next of kin,

28th Nov. 1867 Administration

Official Administrator,

1,317.70

Will annexed.

""

20th April 1868

Ahminah, Widow, the Relict,

4,000.00

""

24th Sept. 1867

Administration

Official Administrator,

16.00

At Sea,

??

23 Peter Ketels,

8th Sept. 1867 Hongkong, 31st May 1868 28th Dec. 1867

""

22

""

Kwoklum She, Widow, the Relict., Richard Wad Bonnett, the Husband, Alida McNulty (wife of John McNulty,)

the Relict,

3,000.00

741.17

1,000.00

Aug. 3

Michael Frederick Plumer,

""

23rd July 1868

Probate

""

21 Wm. Joseph Lowndes, -

""

19th July 1868 | Administration

Richard Deacon, the sole Executor, Official Administrator,

1,500.00

517.35

21 Charles Hurst,

""

"

21st July 1868

Do.

169.70

""

21 Frederick Lloyd,

""

13th July 1868

Do.

49.71

31 Chun Ahang,

31 Chun Tai,

""

30th Aug. 1867 23rd Sept. 1865

Oct. 16 James Frisby,

Nov. 27 Tam Alin,

At Sea,

Dec.

3 John Cuff Harper,

""

10 John Hender Wood,

""

30 Carsetjee Bujorjee Wadia, Bombay,

""

31 Louis Borben,

"

31 George Pa de,

Hongkong, 30th Nov. 1868 29th Nov. 1868

*

17th Sept. 1868 7th Sept. 1868 Hongkong, 17th Sept. 1866

Vancouver's Id. 12th May 1868

"

Administration

Will annexed. Administration.

Administration

Will annexed.

2nd July 1863 Administration

Henry Charles Caldwell, Attorney of B.

Mr. Wadia and "N. M. Wadiag Official Administrator,

Do.

77.80

  Letters of Administration of this Estate were granted to "ALLERY BILE VAUUCHER on the 10th November, 1866, but revoked on the 24th January, 1868.

H.-ALEXANDER,

Registrar

Chunkung Shee, Widow, the Relict, Chunkung Shee,

15,520.00

16,288.00

Official Administratery

3,481.75

Tam Yeen Kew, one of the next of Ki Official Administrator,

27.44

1,994,88

79

George Augustus Frederick Norris,

Attorney of Harriett Wood, Widow, the Relict,

***2,518.55

4,500.00

40.88.

f:

6

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1863.

A ship anywhere to the southward of W. by N. bearing to the China Buckeer Light, and anywhere to the eastward of a bearing to the Eastern Grove of N. N. E., is in safety; anywhere to the northward or westward of these bearings, in danger. This notice is intended to be preliminary, so that vessels may not be deceived in case they find the lights lighted as above, and the light ship removed. But as something may occur to prevent their being lighted at the time noted, 31st May 1869, until a second notice is issued that they have been lighted, masters of vessels should adopt all the precautions which they would adopt if the present light ship was to be their only guide. .

No. 2.

ARTHUR BROOME, Colonel, Offg. Secy. to the Govt. of India.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION:

   Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office; until noon on the 16th instant, for the supply of 100 Barrels Portland Cement.

A proper Form of Tender may be obtained at the Surveyor General's Office.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

No. 3.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Calendar of Grants of Probates during 1868, made under Ordinance No. 8 of 1860, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

CALENDAR of PROBATES and ADMINISTRATIONS granted by the Court of Probate Hongkong, during the Year 1868.

DATE

OF

NAME OF TESTATOR OR INTESTATE.

PLACE AND TIME OF DEATH.

GRANT.

PROBATE AD-

MINISTRATION WITH WILL ANNEXED, OR ADMINISTRATION.

NAME AND DESCRIPTION OF THE EXECUTOR OR ADMINISTRATOR.

VALUE OF THE EFFECTS AS

SWORN TO OR SET

FORTH IN THE COMMISSION OF APPRAISEMENT

C.

Jan. 29 Seen Mow Wing,

29

""

A Chinaman name

""

Feb.

29

Do.,

3

Lee Achat,

No. 2,

"J

Mar. 10

Peter Henrickson,

14 Laong Heong Tsoi,

April 21 John Pierce Clark,

unknown, No. 1,

At Sea, 16th Oct. 1867 Hongkong, 20th Dec. 1867

Hongkong, 6th Dec. 1867 Stated to have fallen overboard

on passage from Calcutta, date not given

Administration

Official Administrator,

40.50

Do.

42.00

22

Do.

6.00

"

Probate

William Williams, of Hongkong, Tavern

Keeper, the sole Executor,

750.00

""

13th Jan. 1868 10th April 1866

Administration Probate

Lee a Ng, the Brother

9,631.72

Laong Chaong Eeu and Laong Chaong

Eu, Executors,

12,000.00

At Sea,

""

24 James Downie,

28

""

To Sun Kwong,

""

28

""

'Ng Afoo,

14th Aug. 1866

Hongkong, 10th Mar. 1368 Administration

24th Mar. 1868 17th Mar. 1868

""

Robert Hodge and Francis Innes Haze-

land, Crown Solicitor, Executors, Official Administrator,

400.00

1,183.42

""

Do. Do.

125.00

26.63

??

"J

""

28

Henry Gibson,

6th Mar. 1868

""

""

May

1 Jeronymo Eulogio Alves,

""

31st Aug. 1867

""

John Smith, Storekeeper, McEwen & Co. Andronico Francisco Alves, the brother

and one of the next of Kin,

216.81

1,175.00

6

""

Wm. Francis Murray,

""

"

""

11

*11

C. H. Woltman,

Estevan Garretta,

13 Lustro Raimondi,

June 9 Abdool Karreem,

18 Edward Bailey,

July 16 Kwok Tung Yut,

24 Jane Bonnet,

Whampoa, 11th Mar. 1868* Hongkong, 18th Dec. 1861

Official Administrator,

1,000.00

Do.

28.90

19th Oct. 1866

""

""

Rafael Marty, the Nephew and one of

the next of kin,

28th Nov. 1867 Administration

Official Administrator,

1,317.70

Will annexed.

""

20th April 1868

Ahminah, Widow, the Relict,

4,000.00

""

24th Sept. 1867

Administration

Official Administrator,

16.00

At Sea,

??

23 Peter Ketels,

8th Sept. 1867 Hongkong, 31st May 1868 28th Dec. 1867

""

22

""

Kwoklum She, Widow, the Relict., Richard Wad Bonnett, the Husband, Alida McNulty (wife of John McNulty,)

the Relict,

3,000.00

741.17

1,000.00

Aug. 3

Michael Frederick Plumer,

""

23rd July 1868

Probate

""

21 Wm. Joseph Lowndes, -

""

19th July 1868 | Administration

Richard Deacon, the sole Executor, Official Administrator,

1,500.00

517.35

21 Charles Hurst,

""

"

21st July 1868

Do.

169.70

""

21 Frederick Lloyd,

""

13th July 1868

Do.

49.71

31 Chun Ahang,

31 Chun Tai,

""

30th Aug. 1867 23rd Sept. 1865

Oct. 16 James Frisby,

Nov. 27 Tam Alin,

At Sea,

Dec.

3 John Cuff Harper,

""

10 John Hender Wood,

""

30 Carsetjee Bujorjee Wadia, Bombay,

""

31 Louis Borben,

"

31 George Pa de,

Hongkong, 30th Nov. 1868 29th Nov. 1868

*

17th Sept. 1868 7th Sept. 1868 Hongkong, 17th Sept. 1866

Vancouver's Id. 12th May 1868

"

Administration

Will annexed. Administration.

Administration

Will annexed.

2nd July 1863 Administration

Henry Charles Caldwell, Attorney of B.

Mr. Wadia and "N. M. Wadiag Official Administrator,

Do.

77.80

  Letters of Administration of this Estate were granted to "ALLERY BILE VAUUCHER on the 10th November, 1866, but revoked on the 24th January, 1868.

H.-ALEXANDER,

Registrar

Chunkung Shee, Widow, the Relict, Chunkung Shee,

15,520.00

16,288.00

Official Administratery

3,481.75

Tam Yeen Kew, one of the next of Ki Official Administrator,

27.44

1,994,88

79

George Augustus Frederick Norris,

Attorney of Harriett Wood, Widow, the Relict,

***2,518.55

4,500.00

40.88.

-

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9?? JANUARY, 1889.

7

No. 4.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th Junuary, 1969.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

RETURN ESTATES of INTESTATES for the half-year ending 31st December, 1868.

AMOUNT RE-

NAME OF INTESTATE.

CEIVED ON ACCOUNT OF THE ESTATE.

DEDUCTIONS FOR DIS- BURSEMENTS.

BALANCE ON CLOSING ACCOUNT.

DISPOSAL OF BALANCE.

TOTAL BALANCE.

William Joseph Lowndes,

$354.38

$58.55

$ 295.83

J Deposited in Col. Treasury, $275.00

Remaining in Registry,

20.83

$ 295.83

Charles Hurst,

149.69

38.34

111.35

Deposited in Col. Treasury, $ 100.00 Remaining in Registry,

11.35

Frederick Lloyd, .

42,45

25.26

17.19

Remaining in Registry,

111.35 17.19

James Frisby,.

1,853.89

230.86

Deposited in Col. Treasury, $1,300.00

1,393.03

Remaining in Registry, 93.03

1,393.03

John Cuff Harper,

,1,178.60

67.65

1,110.95

George Payne,

35.00

35.00

Deposited in Col. Treasury, $1,100.00 Remaining in Registry, 10.95

Due Registry,

35.00

1,110.95

$

Louis Borboen,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

RETURN of BALANCES of ESTATES deposited as Residue in the Colonial Treasury by the Registrar of the Supreme Court, as Official Administrator, from the 1st day of July to the 31st day of December, 1868.

DATE OF ADMINISTRATION.

NAMES OF DECEASED.

DATE OF DEATH.

AMOUNT.

William Walter White,

23rd April, 1867 27th June, 1867

14th July, 1867 22nd June, 1866

6th May, 16th July,

27th Sept., 6th Dec.,

1867 $61.50 1867 (a) 88.00

1867

1867

William Shields,

Thomas Raleigh,.

Joseph Glasson,

DATE OF DEPOSIT.

REMARKS.

12th Aug., 1868 Deposited as Residue. 12th Aug., 1868 | Deposited to account of

Residue. 26.62 22nd Sept., 1868 Deposited as Residue.

Do. 3.5623rd Dec. 1868

  (a) The Residue in this Estate amounted to $278, $190 of which was deposited in the Colonial Treasury on the 11th October, 1867. The whole amount has since been remitted to the next of kin.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  Owners of Tenements assessed to the Pelice, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates, are informed that the Rates are payable in advance during and within the month of January, for the First Quarter of the Year 1869.

1867.

After the 31st Instant, Rates not paid are recoverable under Section 4 of Ordinance No. 11 of

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

No. 141.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FREDK. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

C

  It is hereby notified that for the ensuing Year, the Hongkong Stone Quarry Farm is let, under certain Conditions, to TSANG-KONG; and that the Kowloon Stone Quarry Farm is similarly let to CHAN-KAM.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 31st December, 1868.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary,

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Bowen, Frank

1

Dense, Fred.

1

Boutfol, Monsr

Dean, W. H.

Devison, Thos.

Catos, Thomas 1

1

Cartright, H.D. 1

Allen, W. T.

1

Chatain, Monsr. 1

(R.N.)

Cuinnier, V.

Abbott, G. E.

1

Aure?che, Leon 2

Culliford, F. W. 2

1

Anderson, J.M.

1

Cerutti,

Aqua, John

1

Pietro B.

Assiter, Wm.

Clarke, R.

5-bks.

Atwood, Ed-

1

mund A. Alem?o, Sil-

vestre P.

Bingley, P. J. 2

Bringolf, Monsr. 1

Baldwin, T A.

?

21

1

Fyfe Barr & Co.

1

Brown, Fred.

1

Becker, H.

1

Gurrei, Michael 1

Barrrington,

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk.

W. H. Sir,

10

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 8th January, 1869.

Letters. Papers,

2

Anderson,

John, Mrs. Atkinson, Sa- 1

inuel

Anckberlay, Esq.1

Monsr.

Chow John

(Chinaman) Carvalho, A. F. 1 Cusimio,

Monsr.}1

Crutchley,

(Boiler Maker)

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

Christophe,

Nicolas

(Engineer) Dominique, P. 2 Davidson, Luis 1

Ernst, H. J. Egan, Edward 2 Edwards, James1 Ewing, Mr. A. Ermenegildo, D., Sigr.

Fraenk Jules}

1

1

Francis, H. A. 1 Fort Gisselle, Mademoiselle

Le.ters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Mascarenhas,

C. F. Morrison, Miss Mason, W. H.

} 1

1

1

Nonque, Monsr. 3 Norkett, Al- fred (Seaman)}

Lets. Paps.

Stone, Gco. W. 2 Schenck, Geo. R. 1 Sewell, Herbert 1 Sage, W. Smith, Philip 7

Lt.-Colonel

Sommarugo,

Albert

1

H. B.

Hutter, Georges 1 Hill, A.

Hamelin, Monsr. 1 Hart, T.

Hart, W. T.

1

Faswell, Ralph 1 Howard, H. S.

1

Johnston, H.

1

Pazza, Josa

Asencio

}

Trour, Wm.

1

Keir, Wm.

5

Pastorius

Tapson, John Thomas, F.

1

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

1

Pritchett,

Monsr.

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Panigat

1

Thompson,

Kirkwood, D.

1

1

Pike, John

Joseph

Kydd, Thomas 1

Pratt, Frank

1

Timin, John

1

1

Kyle, David

Price, Chs. D.

1

Thomas, E.D.

Mrs.

Lamberto, F.

2

Rosenbaum, Isidor1

Taggart, N.

1

Lamperdo,

1

Rusteberg, Andr.1

F. Monsr.

Robinson, Geo. S.2

Urquhart, D.

Lessler, M.

1

Reid, Thos.

1

Monsr.

Gerry, E. J.

1

Leungman, L. 1

Robinson, W. O.

1

Bevis, W. H.

Chouson, Au-

Gardner, S. W. 1

Lewis, A. J.

Ramoz, Juaquin1

Blain, David

1

gustine,

Ghirardi,

Begenones, F. 1

Monsr.

Busch, Isaak

1

Carleton, Gor-

Green, J. P.

1

Byars, Andro L. 1

1

ham S.

Giovanni, L.

Boyd, C. R.,

7

9

Coke, Kennan

Gough, F. F.

(Engineer)

Lt.-Colonel

2

Revd.

Bariletti, Frank 1

(The Hon'ble).

Baugh, Wm.

2

Cooper, D.,

Burdden, H. E.

1

(Solicitor)

Giovanni } 1

Hawley, Jas. H. 3 Hodson, R. Capt.1

Mong, Petter Martin, John McFarlane,

Wm. (Engineer.). Mutti, C. Meazza, F.

Robertolo, Jo?o 1 Ritchie, James 1 Rey, Joseph

1

Samaranake,

T. W.

Shegnles, Wm. 1

Millar, Archibald4

Brown, Anu&

Chapman, J.

Mary, Misses

1

Havelberg,

1

Marques, A. M. 1

Smith, Wm.

W

ans Kreybich

Brown, 0.

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5

Moren, Monsr. 1

1

(Carpenter)

Hackorf, Bernardo

1

Martin, E. Miss 1

Spencer, William2

Bretton, Wm. 1

Dhall, S. W.

1

Harrison, J. F. 2

Meehan, James

Browne, J. E. 1

Davies, Arthur 1

Hamilton, W.

2

Smith, Alex.

1

1

M. D.

Simpson, J. B. 1

Sunter, Thomas 3

Smith, Thomas 2-bks.

Sigr.

Vigano, Davide 1 Volkman, W. M. 1

Williams,

Thomas Warden, J. L.

}

Willson, John}1

(Seaman) Walters Alfred 1 Wainright,W.J. 1 Walker, A.

Monsr. Wilson, D. D. Williams, Isa-

bella, Mrs.

}

1

1

1

1

Vuceti, Nicolo 1

}

*

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adeline

1

1

Corea

1

Amoy

1

Conqueror 4 1

Fanny Nicholson2 Formica

1

2-

Agnes Banfield 5

1

Chalgrove 2

2

2

Admiral de Rinter2

Cyclone

1

Alexandra

4

Contest

1

Ada

3

Chusan

1

Assunta

1

Crested Wave 7

Annetta

1

Chrysies

Golden Dragon

Abbotsford

3

Carmeline

Amoor

1

Caroline

Glenisla

Glaneur

122

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 8th January, 1869.

Letters. Papers

Famsworth

Flying Cloud 2

Frederick

Glenroy

Lets. Paps.

Shad Oldenzaal 3 Shakespeare 6 Sooloo Senator

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lord Raglan

1

Onrust

3

Lucie

2

Lily of Divon

6

Piagara

I

Lady Luiza

1

Portland

1

Lydia Helton

1

Pegasus

Lucky

1

Parajero

2

Family

Sir Jemsetjee}

Palm Tree

1

Sultan

1

Mataura

2

1

Proteus

10

10

Seringapatan 1

2 Mary E. Parker 1

Prudhoe

Sautiago

1

1

Mirage

3

Pacific

1

1

Anita

2

Cutty Sark

1

Gipsey

Martha

1

Pactole

2

Theresa

3

1

Avon

1

Catherine

Glasgow

Madagascar 5

Prospereti

1

Talca

3

1

Asphodel

1

Chondor

1

Muture

Psyche

1

Three Brothers 1

Amacree

3

Channel Queen 2

1

Henrietta

Modaration

2

Aurelie

1

Chieftain

Henri IV.

1

Mongol

2

Queen's Own

1

Tamaris

Akbar

3

Charlotte

Henry Melvill 1

Mary Goodell

Thales

3

1

Abanda

1

Henry Grenfell 9

Mercado

1

Robert Porter 1

Tien Pa

Amalia

1

Havelock

Macedon

2

Rachel

3

Ty Hoong

Albert

2

Dawer Family 1

Taunton

1

Harriet

Madura

1

Reynard

2

Diamond

1

1

Atma

1

Maud Ellen

Trinculo

1

Resolute

Dutchland

2

Alexandre

2

India Empire

Mauritius

River Eden

7

Demon

1

America

1

Invincible

Marques of

Race Horse

1

Vesta

4

Albany

  Aldeboran Altona

7

Drydens

1

1

1

Indian

Argyle

Roslen Castle

1

1

1

Douglas

1

Mongul

Rantilope

1

Joakim Christain1

Madras

Rebecca

Asa Eldridge

Eleanor

1

Jeanne Alice

4

A. W. Stevens 2

Eugenio

Jalawar

2

Norhara

Sunshine

1

Westminster

West Australian 8 Wilhemina

Wallaroo

Enemy Conquerorl

Juno

1

Nancy Bryson 2

Samuel

7

Bessie

Blue Jacket

Ellen Lewis

1

Joseph Hambro 2

Witch of the

Nil-Desperandum1

Stadassen

3

2021 60

-N

1

2

Wave

Estafette

1

Navarino

5

Stricher

7

4

Bertha

of Jersey

Banda

Banjan

Belted Will

Burra Noorfol↑

Charmian

Energie

4

Kate

1

Nipho

3

St. Jean

West Derby

2

1

Ella Gladstone 1

1

Kedar

2

Niagara

Shooting Star

Wm. Wilson

1

Wm. G. Russell 3

Eduard Marie 2

Kim Yean Choon 1

Najaden

1

San Francisco 1.

1

Esmeralda

1

Noorbrubrand 1

Kellor

Singapore

8

Water Lily

Emelie

Kelso

Nelley

2

Sarah Anderson4

Evangeline 7

Nada

1

Euralie

1

King of Italy

1

Nayworth Castlel

Excelcior

1

Sophie Amalie 8 St. Clare Shunlee

1

Young England 13

7

1-

Competitor 1

Ellen

1

Lady Alice

City of Quebec 6

Ceylon

8

Esperanza Eliza

Cimbeline..

3

Elsa

Leon Crespo Lodore Lota

'Old Dominion 3 Old England 1 Orpheus Ocean

Sir H. Havelock8 Southern Cross 6 Sarah Nicholsoni Sala war

Yvonne Young Greek 2 Yokohama 1

1

Ziba

Zoe

1

Letters, Papa.

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

Ships of War, 8th January, 1889.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Argus

13 5 Meeance

13

2 Melville

晚一

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Princess Charlotte15 1

Salamis

Letters. Papers.

11

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1869.

GOV

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

11

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Baro meter.

Thermo-

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

January

""

""

30.483

48

30.51

48

41

30.45

49

30.43

49

43

30.34

50

30.33

51

39

30.21

53

30.21

58

44

30.24

57

30.23

62

54

""

17

30.27

59

30.25

61

50

""

66

30.25

61

30.30

61

51

65

""

GARI***

53

30.39

50

52

30.37

50

55

30.23

52

60

30.19

58

65

30.19

61

30.22

61

30.22

63

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYDROMETER

DBY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO- METER.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Self Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Mox.

NOON,

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

"In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

1

1869.

Jan. 2 28.55 28.59 28.59 28.55 28.55 34.50 41.50 40.00 32.00 35.00 34.00 34.50 42.50 N

1

3 NbW

4 N

0.00

Fine very hazzy throughout.

19

"}

3 28.56 28.60 28.59 28.55 28.55 33.50 39.50 43.00 31.50 38.50 37.00 33.00 41.00 N 4 28.50 28.53 28.49 28.42 28.40, 41.00 47.50 47.00 35.00 40.00 41.00 41.00 47.50 NWbN

4 NNE

2 NE

3

0.00

Do.

4 NW

2 NLE

1

0.00

Do.

""

5 28.40 28.44 28.45 28.40 28.41 46.00 56.00 52.50 42.00 48.00 47.50 45.50 56.00 NE

2 E

1

0

0.00

Do.

6 28.45 28.50 28.49 28.43 28.43 52.50 58.00 55.00 45,50 51.00 49.00 52.00 58.50 NE

4 NbE

1 N

2

0.00

Do.

""

39

7 28.45 28.51 28.50 28.44 28.44 51.00 57.00 54.00 46.00 50.00 49.00 50.50 61.00 NE

1 EbN

1 NE

3

0.00

Do.

!

??

8 28.42 28.50 28.50, 28.43 28.41 50.00 55.00 53.00 49.00 53.00 51.00 50.00 60.50 EbN

3 E

2 EbN

3

0.00

Fine overcast throughout.

F

IN THE SUPREME COURT

OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

HA

ANS KIER of Bank Buildings, Victoria, Hongkong, Assistant to S. L. Heinemann, Broker, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bank- ruptcy on the Twenty-first day of October, A.D., 1868, a Public Sitting for the said Bank- rupt to pass his last examination, and make ap- plication for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, Hongkong, on the Fifteenth day of January, 1869, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely.

  Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, Supreme Court House, is the Official Assignee and Mr. Edmund Sharp is the Solicitor Acting in the Bankruptcy.

Hongkong, 9th day of January, A.D. 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY,

LAI TUCK alias LAI A TUCK LAING

    of Victoria, Hongkong, Built Contrac tor, having been adjudged Bankrup Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court, of Hongkong in Bankruptcy on the Second day of December, A.D. 1868, a public sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination and make application for his order of discharges will be held before the Hono- rable John Smale, Esquire, Chef Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victo- ria Hongkong, on the Fifteenth day of Janu- ary, 1869, at Three of the Clock ir the after- noon precisely.

  Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, Supreme Court House, is the Official Assignee, and Mr. Edmund Sharp is the Solicitor Acting in the Bankruptcy.

Hongkong, 9th day of January, A2! 1869.

I'

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1867.”

is hereby notified that the third floor of the House hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, 86, Praya West, was on the Fifth Day of Ja- nuary, 1869, pursuant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

ALFRED LISTER, Acting Registrar General. Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 6th

Janu

1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY:

In re LEONG-A-TAI, otherwise LEONG-WAH- TYE, otherwise LEONG-WAH-HEEM, otherwise LEONG-HENG-YEEP,- Bankrupt. "OTICE-The above named Bankrupt hav-

thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, passed his last examination, the hearing of the applica- tion by the said Bankrupt for his discharge, stands adjourned to Friday, the Twenty-second da January instant, at Eleven o'clock in the fore-

noon.:

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re 'NG-LAN-TONG, otherwise 'NG-FOONG-

HOY, Bankrupt.

NOTIC

OTICE. The above amed Bankrupt hav, ing this Eighth day of January, One thousand Eighthundred and Sixty-nine, passed his last examination, the hearing of the applica- tion by the said Bankrupt for his discharge stands adjourned to Friday, the Twenty-second January instant, at Eleven o'clock in the fore-

noon.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

NOTICE is, Victoria, in the Colony of

TOTICE is hereby given that John Joseph

Hongkong, whose place of abode for the last Twelve months has been at Victoria aforesaid and who was lately under Articles of Clerkship to the late William Gaskell, of Victoria aforesaid, one of the Attornies of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench at Westminster and Attorney, Solicitor and Proctor of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, since deceased, and now under Arti- cles of Clerkship to, Edmund. Sharp, of Victoria aforesaid, also one of the Attornies of Her Ma- jesty's Court of Queen's Bench at Westminster and Attorney, Solicitor and Proctor of the said Supreme Court, intends to apply on Saturday, the Sixteenth day of January instant, to be admitted an Attorney, Solicitor and Proctor of the said Supreme Court of Hongkong.

Dated at Hongkong,

the 9th January, A.D. 1869.

M1

JNO. J. FRANCIS.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON-BLYDENBURG and MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG

DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31s. December, 1868, respectively..

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPLIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists o.. Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

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GOV

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

11

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Baro meter.

Thermo-

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

January

""

""

30.483

48

30.51

48

41

30.45

49

30.43

49

43

30.34

50

30.33

51

39

30.21

53

30.21

58

44

30.24

57

30.23

62

54

""

17

30.27

59

30.25

61

50

""

66

30.25

61

30.30

61

51

65

""

GARI***

53

30.39

50

52

30.37

50

55

30.23

52

60

30.19

58

65

30.19

61

30.22

61

30.22

63

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYDROMETER

DBY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO- METER.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Self Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Mox.

NOON,

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

"In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

1

1869.

Jan. 2 28.55 28.59 28.59 28.55 28.55 34.50 41.50 40.00 32.00 35.00 34.00 34.50 42.50 N

1

3 NbW

4 N

0.00

Fine very hazzy throughout.

19

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3 28.56 28.60 28.59 28.55 28.55 33.50 39.50 43.00 31.50 38.50 37.00 33.00 41.00 N 4 28.50 28.53 28.49 28.42 28.40, 41.00 47.50 47.00 35.00 40.00 41.00 41.00 47.50 NWbN

4 NNE

2 NE

3

0.00

Do.

4 NW

2 NLE

1

0.00

Do.

""

5 28.40 28.44 28.45 28.40 28.41 46.00 56.00 52.50 42.00 48.00 47.50 45.50 56.00 NE

2 E

1

0

0.00

Do.

6 28.45 28.50 28.49 28.43 28.43 52.50 58.00 55.00 45,50 51.00 49.00 52.00 58.50 NE

4 NbE

1 N

2

0.00

Do.

""

39

7 28.45 28.51 28.50 28.44 28.44 51.00 57.00 54.00 46.00 50.00 49.00 50.50 61.00 NE

1 EbN

1 NE

3

0.00

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3 E

2 EbN

3

0.00

Fine overcast throughout.

F

IN THE SUPREME COURT

OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

HA

ANS KIER of Bank Buildings, Victoria, Hongkong, Assistant to S. L. Heinemann, Broker, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bank- ruptcy on the Twenty-first day of October, A.D., 1868, a Public Sitting for the said Bank- rupt to pass his last examination, and make ap- plication for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, Hongkong, on the Fifteenth day of January, 1869, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely.

  Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, Supreme Court House, is the Official Assignee and Mr. Edmund Sharp is the Solicitor Acting in the Bankruptcy.

Hongkong, 9th day of January, A.D. 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY,

LAI TUCK alias LAI A TUCK LAING

    of Victoria, Hongkong, Built Contrac tor, having been adjudged Bankrup Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court, of Hongkong in Bankruptcy on the Second day of December, A.D. 1868, a public sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination and make application for his order of discharges will be held before the Hono- rable John Smale, Esquire, Chef Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victo- ria Hongkong, on the Fifteenth day of Janu- ary, 1869, at Three of the Clock ir the after- noon precisely.

  Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, Supreme Court House, is the Official Assignee, and Mr. Edmund Sharp is the Solicitor Acting in the Bankruptcy.

Hongkong, 9th day of January, A2! 1869.

I'

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1867.”

is hereby notified that the third floor of the House hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, 86, Praya West, was on the Fifth Day of Ja- nuary, 1869, pursuant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

ALFRED LISTER, Acting Registrar General. Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 6th

Janu

1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY:

In re LEONG-A-TAI, otherwise LEONG-WAH- TYE, otherwise LEONG-WAH-HEEM, otherwise LEONG-HENG-YEEP,- Bankrupt. "OTICE-The above named Bankrupt hav-

thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, passed his last examination, the hearing of the applica- tion by the said Bankrupt for his discharge, stands adjourned to Friday, the Twenty-second da January instant, at Eleven o'clock in the fore-

noon.:

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re 'NG-LAN-TONG, otherwise 'NG-FOONG-

HOY, Bankrupt.

NOTIC

OTICE. The above amed Bankrupt hav, ing this Eighth day of January, One thousand Eighthundred and Sixty-nine, passed his last examination, the hearing of the applica- tion by the said Bankrupt for his discharge stands adjourned to Friday, the Twenty-second January instant, at Eleven o'clock in the fore-

noon.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

NOTICE is, Victoria, in the Colony of

TOTICE is hereby given that John Joseph

Hongkong, whose place of abode for the last Twelve months has been at Victoria aforesaid and who was lately under Articles of Clerkship to the late William Gaskell, of Victoria aforesaid, one of the Attornies of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench at Westminster and Attorney, Solicitor and Proctor of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, since deceased, and now under Arti- cles of Clerkship to, Edmund. Sharp, of Victoria aforesaid, also one of the Attornies of Her Ma- jesty's Court of Queen's Bench at Westminster and Attorney, Solicitor and Proctor of the said Supreme Court, intends to apply on Saturday, the Sixteenth day of January instant, to be admitted an Attorney, Solicitor and Proctor of the said Supreme Court of Hongkong.

Dated at Hongkong,

the 9th January, A.D. 1869.

M1

JNO. J. FRANCIS.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON-BLYDENBURG and MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG

DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31s. December, 1868, respectively..

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPLIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists o.. Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH JANUARY, 1865.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

N

IN BANKRUPTCY. OTICE.-'NG-LAN-TONG, otherwise 'NG- FOONG-HOY, trading in Hongkong as a Merchant, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court on the Twenty-fourth day of April, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-eight, a Public Sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his discharge, will be held before the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Jus- tice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, Hongkong, on Friday, the Eighth day of January, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely.

At this Meeting, proofs of the Debts will be received.

Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee, and Francis Innes Hazeland, Esquire, is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy.

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 31st December, 1868.

NOT

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY. OTICE.-LEONG-A-TAI, otherwise LEONG- WAII-TYE, otherwise LEONG-WAH-HEEM, otherwise LEONG-HENG-YEEP, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, trading under the style or firm of Kwong-Shing-Tai, and lately under the style or firm of Kwong-Tat-Tai, having been adjudged a Bankrupt under a Petition for adju- dication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court on the Fifth day of October, Onethousand Eight hundred and Sixty-eight, a Public Sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination,* and make application for his discharge, will be held before the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, Hongkong, on the Eighth day of January," One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely.

At this Meeting, proofs of the Debts of the Creditors will be received.

   Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee, and Mr. Francis Innes Haze- land is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy.

Supreme Court House, Hongkong, 31st December, 1868.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

NOTICE WONG KUM WING Of No. 18,

Praya, West, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, Master of the Kong Man Loy, Pig shop, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy on the Twenty-seventh day of November, A.D. 1868, a Public Sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, Hongkong, on the Eighth day of January, 1869, at Eleven of the clock in the

forenoon precisely.

Mr. Frederick Sowley Huffam, Supreme Court House, is the Official Assignee, and Mr. Edmund Sharp is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy.

W

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves at this Port as Merchants and Commission Agents under the firm of

KRUMMENACHER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

J. KRUMMENACHER. R. RADECKER.

Office, No. 12, Stanley Street.

TH

NOTICE

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES BENFERD DEACON in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1838, and Mr. SADNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

MR.

NOVICE.

DEACON & Co.

DEACON

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW. LENT is autho

rized to sign our Firm in Foochow.

GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 20th October, 1868.

A

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January, next..

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On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the

THE

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. FRAN- CIS PARRY and Mr. THOMAS SMITH in

our firm ceased on 31st December, 1867, from which date the Partners are Mr. CHARLES WILSON MURRAY, Mr. ARTHUR SMITH, and Mr. THOMAS PYKE

BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 16th June, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH

Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking MCHHOFF become this day Partners in

Corporation.

our business, which in future will be carried on uuder the Firm of E. WHEELEY.

By order of the Trustees,

Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

THE

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED- WARD FORD DUNCANSON, and Mr. W11- LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th

June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

NOTICE. HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL-

30th June last.

Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co.

Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

THERM

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

HE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Company at this Port, Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

GILMAN & Co.

Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.-

HE Copartnership heretofore existing be-

siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. ARSANT. G. A. F. NORRIS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

Referring to the aboye Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &c. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

NOTICE.

Mfor us by provuration.

R. GEORG CRICHTON is authorised to sign

I

THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED. Hongkong, 15th July, 1868. 12

NOTICE.

have this day established myself as a Public Accountant, Average Adjuster, and General Commission Agent.

C. LANGDON DAVIES. 2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this

Port as General Commission Agent, Public Tea Inspector.

WESTALL.

Foochow, 18th May, 1869.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. FER- DINAND NISSEN in our firm ceased on the 30th April last.

The business will in future be conducted under the style and firm of

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ROBERTSON & Co.

in which Mr. PETER GABAIN has been admit- ted a Partner.

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NISSEN & ROBERTSON. Ningpo, 9th May, 1868.

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., th her and at Canton.

HAGEDORN & Co. Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

NOTICE. THE Undersigned have been appointed Agents

Association,

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN-

sign our firm here and in China from this date.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 12th May, 1868.

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NOTICE.

THE Interest and responsibility of Mr. A. D.

day of December, 1867.

A. FERGUSON & Co. Hongkong, 3rd January, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. A. FER-

of November, 1866.

A. FERGUSON & Co.

The business will henceforth be carried on un- der the same name by the undersigned.

A. D. MITCHELL.

J. D. MEYERS.

HENRY FEHRS.

Hongkong, 16th December, 1867.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

HE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES

TIMPERIALES" will be removed on the 15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 30th May, 1868.

FOR SALE.

ANGLO-CHINESE CALENDAR

FOR 1869;

containing also, Revised Tables of Postage and

the Date of

Tables she

rrivals of English Mails from

1864 to 1868.

ments of the

Contract Steamers of the P. & C. B. N. Co.

during 1869.

Victoria Peak Signal Cards.

Vols. I & II of the Ordinances of Hongkong.

NORONHA & SONS.

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING, ARTIES having their own engraved

Plates

PARTY VISITING CARDS printed from ther, by applying at the Office of

NORONHA & SONS.

Printed and Published by NORONHA & SONS, Printers to Lngkong Government, OSWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 3.

No. 5.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 16TH JANUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. XV.

Her Majesty's Consul at Manila having forwarded to this Government a Translation of the 3rd, 4th, and 6th Articles of a Royal Decree in reference to the admission and residence of Foreigners in the Territory of the Philippines, His Excellency The GOVERNOR has been pleased to order publication thereof for the information of all whom it may concern.

His Excellency has also been pleased to direct it to be notified that all applications for Passports should be addressed to the Colonial Secretary at least 24 hours before they are required, and that all Passports for the Philippine Islands will require to be vis?d by the Spanish Consul residing at Hongkong.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1869.

DECREE No. 815.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Chapter I. On the admission and residence of Foreigners in the Territory of the Phillipines.

   ARTICLE 3. Every Foreigner desirous of entering the Territory of the Phillipine Isles, must present his Passport at the first port at which he arrives vis?d by the Diplomatic or Consular Agent of the Spanish Government to whom it may correspond according to the place whence he proceeds, or some other analogous document equivalent to the same by the Police Regulation in force, which shall identify his person.

ARTICLE 4.—The Foreigner who on his arrival within the Territory of the Islands shall fail to present his Passport or some other document which identifies his person, will remain under the surveillance of the authorities and be detained, until his legal position be ascertained. The competent authorities will decide whether he shall be expelled as a vagabond, or confined, or remitted to a third power as a political emigrant; obliging him, in the last case, if he presented himself with arms, to deliver them up immediately, that they may be returned to the country whence he proceeded.

ARTICLE 6.--The Foreigner established in the Phillipine Isles, who shall not comply with the obligation of registering himself at the corresponding Provincial Government and at the Consular Agency of his nation, if there be any, shall forfeit all rights with respect to any claim or petition made in his favour by the Consulates of his country, and if he should resolutely refuse to register himself,. he shall be treated as a vagabond, and shall not be permitted in any case to continue his residence in the Territory of the Islands.

No. 6.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, "during the Month ending 31st December, 1868, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

J GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

SOIT

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 3.

No. 5.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 16TH JANUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. XV.

Her Majesty's Consul at Manila having forwarded to this Government a Translation of the 3rd, 4th, and 6th Articles of a Royal Decree in reference to the admission and residence of Foreigners in the Territory of the Philippines, His Excellency The GOVERNOR has been pleased to order publication thereof for the information of all whom it may concern.

His Excellency has also been pleased to direct it to be notified that all applications for Passports should be addressed to the Colonial Secretary at least 24 hours before they are required, and that all Passports for the Philippine Islands will require to be vis?d by the Spanish Consul residing at Hongkong.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1869.

DECREE No. 815.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Chapter I. On the admission and residence of Foreigners in the Territory of the Phillipines.

   ARTICLE 3. Every Foreigner desirous of entering the Territory of the Phillipine Isles, must present his Passport at the first port at which he arrives vis?d by the Diplomatic or Consular Agent of the Spanish Government to whom it may correspond according to the place whence he proceeds, or some other analogous document equivalent to the same by the Police Regulation in force, which shall identify his person.

ARTICLE 4.—The Foreigner who on his arrival within the Territory of the Islands shall fail to present his Passport or some other document which identifies his person, will remain under the surveillance of the authorities and be detained, until his legal position be ascertained. The competent authorities will decide whether he shall be expelled as a vagabond, or confined, or remitted to a third power as a political emigrant; obliging him, in the last case, if he presented himself with arms, to deliver them up immediately, that they may be returned to the country whence he proceeded.

ARTICLE 6.--The Foreigner established in the Phillipine Isles, who shall not comply with the obligation of registering himself at the corresponding Provincial Government and at the Consular Agency of his nation, if there be any, shall forfeit all rights with respect to any claim or petition made in his favour by the Consulates of his country, and if he should resolutely refuse to register himself,. he shall be treated as a vagabond, and shall not be permitted in any case to continue his residence in the Territory of the Islands.

No. 6.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, "during the Month ending 31st December, 1868, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

J GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH JANUARY, 186C.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,.

-495,732

165,244

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,.

399,709

150,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

291,465

100,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,.

*858,567

400,000

TOTAL,.....

2,045,473

815,244

No. 7.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to recognize THEOPHILUS GEE LINSTEAD, Esquire, as Acting Consul for Belgium at this Port from the 9th instant, provisionally, and till further notice, vice FRANZ S. SCH?TZE, Esquire, resigned.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

No. 1.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Notification received from the Government of India, relative to Light Houses on British Burmah, is published for the information of Mariners, and others whom it may concern.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1869.

MARINE DEPARTMENT.

NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

FORT WILLIAM, the 19th November, 1868.

   No. 4 of 1868.-The following notice has been received for publication from the Chief Commissioner, British Burmah, in a letter dated Rangoon, 5th October, 1868:-

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

   The following lighthouses are about to be established off the coast of British Burmah, probably on the 31st May, 1869, and this is issued as a warning in case they should be so established :-

1.-COAST LIGHTHOUSE.

   On the Krishna Shoal, Gulf of Martaban, Bay of Bengal. In latitude N. 15° 36′ 30′′; longitude E. 95° 35'. A light- house on screw piles in 3 fathoms of water at low water on the southeastern edge of the above shoal, showing a fixed dioptric light of the second order. The focal plane of the light 55 feet above high water rise, and fall 12 feet at full and change, visible 15 miles.

The light is cut off at W.S.W. to the westward, and at N.N.E. to the eastward, the centre of the light being S.E.

In making this light (the object of which is to enable vessels to round the Baraque Point so as to avoid the dangers of the Baraque Flat and Krishma Shoal) from the westward, a vessel should keep in not less than 7 fathoms of water to the south, steering east till the light bears N. W. and distant from 5 to 10 miles, then steering N. E. by N. 40 miles to make the China Buckeer lighthouse at the mouth of the Rangoon river. Vessels from the northward going south must not get in less than 6 fathoms of water to the westward, or make the light on a bearing to the W. of S. W. by S.; if after passing the light a ship is going to the westward, she can turn in that direction when the light bears N. W., Keeping in 7*fathoms.

*

2.-HARBOUR Lighthouse.

The China Buckeer for the mouth of the Rangoon river on the western side:"

Hitherto the entrance to the channer to the Rangoon river has been marked by a light ship in 3 fathoms of water. This light ship will not be removed till this and the following lighthouse have been illuminated.

  The lighthouse is situated on the high land of China Buckeer, which is generally first made by ships bound for Rangoon, and is about 2 miles north-east of the mouth of the, China Buckeer river.

It is on screw piles, and the lower part being against a back ground of dark trees, will be painted white.

It is close to high water mark, but the sands at low water stretch 6 miles to the eastward of it. Ships must therefore keep well to seaward from it.

  It will bear a dioptric light, the upper and kwer cupolas showing a fixed light, and the centre drum a revolving light, attaining its greatest brilliancy once a minute; it can be seen 18 miles from the deck of a ship. It is in latitude N. 160 17 and longitude E. 96° 13'.

14

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH JANUARY, 186C.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,.

-495,732

165,244

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,.

399,709

150,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

291,465

100,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,.

*858,567

400,000

TOTAL,.....

2,045,473

815,244

No. 7.

?

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to recognize THEOPHILUS GEE LINSTEAD, Esquire, as Acting Consul for Belgium at this Port from the 9th instant, provisionally, and till further notice, vice FRANZ S. SCH?TZE, Esquire, resigned.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

No. 1.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Notification received from the Government of India, relative to Light Houses on British Burmah, is published for the information of Mariners, and others whom it may concern.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1869.

MARINE DEPARTMENT.

NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

FORT WILLIAM, the 19th November, 1868.

   No. 4 of 1868.-The following notice has been received for publication from the Chief Commissioner, British Burmah, in a letter dated Rangoon, 5th October, 1868:-

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

   The following lighthouses are about to be established off the coast of British Burmah, probably on the 31st May, 1869, and this is issued as a warning in case they should be so established :-

1.-COAST LIGHTHOUSE.

   On the Krishna Shoal, Gulf of Martaban, Bay of Bengal. In latitude N. 15° 36′ 30′′; longitude E. 95° 35'. A light- house on screw piles in 3 fathoms of water at low water on the southeastern edge of the above shoal, showing a fixed dioptric light of the second order. The focal plane of the light 55 feet above high water rise, and fall 12 feet at full and change, visible 15 miles.

The light is cut off at W.S.W. to the westward, and at N.N.E. to the eastward, the centre of the light being S.E.

In making this light (the object of which is to enable vessels to round the Baraque Point so as to avoid the dangers of the Baraque Flat and Krishma Shoal) from the westward, a vessel should keep in not less than 7 fathoms of water to the south, steering east till the light bears N. W. and distant from 5 to 10 miles, then steering N. E. by N. 40 miles to make the China Buckeer lighthouse at the mouth of the Rangoon river. Vessels from the northward going south must not get in less than 6 fathoms of water to the westward, or make the light on a bearing to the W. of S. W. by S.; if after passing the light a ship is going to the westward, she can turn in that direction when the light bears N. W., Keeping in 7*fathoms.

*

2.-HARBOUR Lighthouse.

The China Buckeer for the mouth of the Rangoon river on the western side:"

Hitherto the entrance to the channer to the Rangoon river has been marked by a light ship in 3 fathoms of water. This light ship will not be removed till this and the following lighthouse have been illuminated.

  The lighthouse is situated on the high land of China Buckeer, which is generally first made by ships bound for Rangoon, and is about 2 miles north-east of the mouth of the, China Buckeer river.

It is on screw piles, and the lower part being against a back ground of dark trees, will be painted white.

It is close to high water mark, but the sands at low water stretch 6 miles to the eastward of it. Ships must therefore keep well to seaward from it.

  It will bear a dioptric light, the upper and kwer cupolas showing a fixed light, and the centre drum a revolving light, attaining its greatest brilliancy once a minute; it can be seen 18 miles from the deck of a ship. It is in latitude N. 160 17 and longitude E. 96° 13'.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH JANUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

19

  Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates, are informed that the Rates are payable in advance during and within the month of January, for the First Quarter of the Year 1869,

  After the 31st Instant, Rates not paid are recoverable under Section 4 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1867.

FRED?. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

Letters. Papers.

Anderson,

Bowen, Frank

1

Davies, Arthur 1

John, Mrs.

Boutfol, Monsr. 1

Dense, Fred.

Atkinson, Sa-

Branco, Carlos 1

Dean, W. H.

1

muel

Devison, Thos.

Anckberlay, Esq.1

Chatain, Monsr. 1

1

Allen, W. T.

(Engineer)

(R.N.)

Abbott, G. E.

1

Anderson, J.M.

Aqua, John

Assiter, Wm.

1

Atwood, Ed-

mund A.

Aurenche, Leon 2

Cuinnier, V.

Monsr.

Culliford, F. W. 2 Cerutti,

Pietro B. 1

Clarke, R.

Chow John

(Chinaman)

Carvalho, A. F. 1.

Cusimio,

-Dominique, P. 2

1. Ernst, H. J.

Egan, Edward 2 Edwards, James1 Ewing, Mr. A. Ermenegildo, D., Sigr.

Fracnk Jules

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 15th January, 1869.

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers

Lets. Paps.

Stone, Gco. W. 2 Schenck, Geo. R. 1 Sewell, Herbert 1 Sage, N. Smith, Philip

Lt.-Colonel 7

1

Hill, A.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Hamelin, Monsr. 1

Morrison, Miss Mason, W. H.

1

Hart, W. T.

1

Haswell, Ralph 1

Nonque, Monsr. 3

Howard, H. S.

6

Norkett, Al- fred (Seaman)}

1

Johnston, H.

1

Stinger, F.

1

Owen, Thcs.

1

1

Trour, Wm.

1

Keir, Wm.

5

Pazza, Jose

1

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Asencio

}

Tapson, John

Thomas, F.

}

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Pastorius, John 1

1

Kirkwood, D. 1

Pritchett, J.

2

1

Thompson,

-Panigati, F.

1

1

Joseph

Bingley, P. J. 2

Simon Monsr. §

1

Monsr.

Lamberto, F.

Pike, John

1

Thomas, E.D.

Bringolf, Monsr. 1

2

Crutchley,

Fort Gisselle,

Baldwin, T A.

(Boiler

Mademoiselle

1

Lamperdo,

F. Monsr.

}

Pratt, Frank

1

1

Mrs.

1

Price, Chs. D.

1

Taggart, N.

1

Brown, Fred.

1

Maker)

Fyfe Barr & Co.

Lessler, M.

1

Becker, H.

1

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

Leungman, L.

1

Rosenbaum, Isidorl

Urquhart, D.

1

Barrrington,

1

W. H. Sir,

Christophe,

Nicolas

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk.

Lewis, A. J.

Rusteberg, Andr.1

i

Gerry, E. J.

1

Robinson, Geo.S.2

Bevis, W. H.

1

Monsr.

Gardner, S. W. 1

1

Reid, Thos.

1

Blain, David

1

Chouson, Au-

Ghirardi,

Begenones, F. 1

gustine,

Giovanni

1

Busch, Isaak

1

Monsr.

Green, J. P.

Byars, Andro L. 1

2

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Adeline

Amoy

2 1

Ceylon

8

Cimbeline

3

Formica Famsworth

Agnes Banfield 5

1

Corea -

1

Admiral de Rinter2

Conqueror

4

Alexandra

4

Chalgrove

14

Glenroy

Ada

3

Chusan

1

Assunta

1

Carmeline

Annetta

1

Caroline

Amoor

Catherine

Henrietta

Anita

Avon

Asphodel

Amacree

Chondor

Henri IV.

Channel Queen 2

Henry Melvill 1

Chieftain

1

Henry Grenfell 9

Charlotte

1

Havelock

Boyd, C. R.,

(Engineer) Bariletti, Frank 1 Baugh, Wm. Braddon, H. E.

Brown, Ann & } 1

Mary, Misses Brown, 0.

Bretton, Wm. 1

Carleton, Gor-

ham S.

Coke, Kennan Lt. Colonel (The Hon'ble)) Cooper, D.,

(Solicitor)

Chapman, J.

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5

1

Browne, J. E. 1

Dhall, S. W.

Giovanni, L.

Hawley, Jas. H. 3 Hodson, R. Capt.1 Havelberg,

ans Kreybich

Hackorf, Bernardo

Harrison, J. F. 2

Hamilton, W. H. B.

1

1

Hutter, Georges 1

1

Mong, Petter

Martin, John McFarlane,

Wm. (Engineer.). Mutti, C. Meazza, F. Millar, Archibald4 Marques, A. M. 1 Moren, Monsr. 1 Martin, E. Miss 1 Meehan, James

M. D. Mascarenhas,

C. F.

} 2

Robinson, W. O. Ramoz, Juaquinl Robertolo, Jo?o 1 Ritchie, James 1 Rey, Joseph 1

Sunter, Thomas 3 Shegnles, Wm. 1 Smith, Thomas 2-bks. Smith, Wm.

(Carpenter) Spencer, William2 Smith, Alex.

1

Simpson, J. B. 1

Vuceti, Nicolo 1

Sigr. Vigano, Davide 1 Volkman, W. M. 1

Williams,

1

Thomas Warden, J. L. Willson, John (Seaman) Walters Alfred 1 Wainright,W.J. 1 Walker, A.

}

1

Monsr. Wilson, D. D. 1 Williams, Isa- bella, Mrs.

}

1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 15th January, 1869.

Letters. Papers.

222

Lets. Paps. Shad Oldenzaal 3 Shakespeare 12 Sooloo

Family

- Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lily of Devon Lady Luiza

6 1

Pegasus Parajero

1

2

Lydia Helton 1 Louisa

Palm Tree

1

1

3

Proteus

10

10

Prudhoe

1

Sir Jemsetjee}

1

Mataura

1

Pacific

1

1

Sultan

2

Pactole

2

Seringapatan 1

Prospereti Psyche

1

Solent

1

Queen's Own

Theresa

2

t

1

Three Brothers 1 Tamaris

1

Flying Cloud

Golden Dragon

Glaneur

Mary E. Parker 1 Mirage. Martza Madagascar Muture Modaration

Mary Goodell

21315121

Aurelie

Constance

1

Harriet

Mercado

1

Akbar

Abanda

Cornwallis -1 Confucius

Macedon

Rachel Reynard

Resolute

Amalia

India Empire 1 Invincible

Madura

1

River Eden

1

-

Albert

Dawer Family 1

Indian

Maud Ellen Mauritius

1

Race Horse

1

Atma

1

Diamond

Roslen Castle Rantilope

Alexandre

Demon

1

Jeanne Alice

Nil Desperandum1

Rebecca

4217THIN

America

Drydens

Albany

3

Douglas

Jalawar Juno

2

Navarino

5

1

Niphon

3

Samuel

Altona

Jacoba Cornelia 1

Niagara

Wallaroo

Stadassen

11

Asa Eldridge

1

Eugenio

Najaden

1

Stricher

5

4

Ty Hoong Taunton

Vesta

Westminster

West Australian 8 Vthe ina

Witch of the

1

1

9

2

2

412

3

A. W. Stevens 2-

Estafette

1

Kate

Noorbrubrand 1

Wave

St. Jean

1

Antares

Energie

4

Ella Gladstone 1

Kedar

Nelley

2

Shooting Star

West Derby

1

Kim Yean Choon 1

Nayworth Castlel

Bessie

Eduard Marie

2

Kellor

San Francisco 1 dingapore

Wm. Wilson

1

Wm. G. Fassell 3

3

Blue Jacket

Emelie

2

Kelso

1

of Jersey

Evangeline

7

Banjan

Ellen

King of Italy

Old Dominion 3 Old England

Orphens

Sarah Anderson4 Sophie Amalie 8 St. Clare

Water Lily

1

Young England 1

Belted Will

Esperanza

Cnrust

3

Shunlee

1

Y VOL.18

Burra Noorfol 1-

Eliza

Lady Alice

Elsa

Lodore

Competitor

1

Lord Raglan

City of Quebec 6

Fanny Nicholson2 1 Lucie

Sir H. Havelock6 Southern Cross 12 Sarah Nicholson1 Salavar

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

Ships of War, 15th January, 1839.

Letters. Papers.

Argus Adventure

13

5

Meeanee

Letters. Papers.-

13 2

Melville

?

4

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Salamis

Letters. Papers.

11

Letters. Papa.

Silvia

1

1 Princess Charlotte15 1

Ophir

"Young Greek 2

Yokohama

1

Piagara Portland

14

Zoe

1

20

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH JANUARY, 1869.

DAY OF MONTH.

-DAY OF WEEK.

?

BAROMETER.

STANDARD.

(

ANEROID.

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

Tues. 30.15 30.07 Wed. 30.20 30.12

3 Thurs. 30.27 30.20

10 Thurs. 30.13 30.03 11 Friday 30.15 30.06 12 Satur. 30.20 30.12

Wed. 30.30 30.20 17 Thurs. 30.35 30.27 18 Friday 30.35 30.26

19

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, Hongkong, for THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1868.

THERMOMETER (Fahrenheit.)

SELF REGISTERING

IN THE SHADE. Max. and Min of the previous 24 hours, taken at Noon.

Min. Max. Temp. at

9888822383ABBAR2888838

22278CN==~~87888888877RORRBES87

72738%====2888888888FRE82255879

WIND.

HYGROMETER.

MAX.

ATTACHED

IN SHADE.

IN DRY BULB IN WET BULB IN SUN'S SHADE.

SHADE.

RAYS.

HUMIDITY

COMPUTED. COMPLETE SATURATION =100.

DEW POINT COMPUTED.

FORCE

QUARTER.

0 to 12.

RAIN.

PREVIOUS

24 HOURS.

9 A.M.3 P.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.

2858

RE228

BRACES

8883788886888888878786868788 339

***

Noon.

30.15 30.080 30.22 y 30 14 30.32 30.26 66

66

71

67

70

79

67

70

66

94

78

65.2 62.9 E.

E.

72

71

80

72

71

70

89

83 68.5

65.7 Calm

S.W.

73

68

70

82

68

70

62

68

73

57.3 61.1 Calm

N.E.

4 Friday 30.32 30.23

30.40 30.33 58

65

87

61

57

77

73

53.5 55.9 Calm

Calm

5

Satur. 30.30 30.22

30.40 30.34 60

65

65

63

66

88

63

66

60

82

73 57.5

57.0 N.E.

N.E.

6

Sun. 30.36 30.28

30.46 30.36 60

68

68

66

68

92

66

68

61

73

68 57.0 57.3 N.E. N.E.

7

Mon. 30.23 30.14

30.30 30.22 61

71

71

68

71

87

68

64

78

65 60.8

58.7 E.

E.

Tues. 30.20 30.10

30.28 30.19 65

71

68

70 .91

70 63

73

78

59.1 62.9 E.

E.

9

Wed, 30.18 30.07

30.24 30.14 65 30.20 30.09 30.20 30.12

71

68

70

95

70

64

78

73

60.8

61.1 E.

66

71

68

72

(96

72

64

78

74

60.8

63.2 [Calm

66

70

68

70

02

70

65

78 62.6

62.9 E.

E.

30.30 | 30.23

65

68

69

68

67

84 68

67

64

78

60.8

59.8 E.

E.

13

Sun. 30.23 30.15

30.32 | 30.23

70

69

65

68

96

65

68

61

78

78

57.7

60.8 E.

N.E.

14

Mon. 30.29 30.19

30.29 30.28 62

69

64

66 95

64

66

62

88

78

60.3

58.8 E.

E.

15

Tues. 20.23 30.20

16

30.38 30.30 .30.39 30.30

62

(69

68 65

68

94

65

68

61

78

73 57.7

59.1 E.

E.

64

69

69

67

70

92 67 70

64

?3

73

61.6 61.1 E.

Calm

30.44 30.37 64

69

69 '68

69

86

69

64

78

78

60.8 61.9 IN.E.

Calm

*30.45 30.37 60

65

62

65 89 62

65

77

78

54.6 57.7 Calm

E.

21

22

23

27

28

29

3)

Satur. 30.30 30.34 203un. 30.21 30.11 Mon. 30.12 30.06 Tues. 30.23 Wed. 30.17 24 Thurs. 30.15 30.08 251 | Friday 39.10 30.00 26 Satur. 30.07 30.00 San. 30.05 29.06 Mon. 30.06 29.98 Tues. 30.20 30.75 30.25 Wed. 30.30 30.45 30.40 31 | Thurs.30.40 30,30 30.58, 30.50 | Mean 50.21 30.13 30.29 Maximum of month.

30.40 30.32 60

65

65

63 66 92

66

60

82

78 57.5 58.8 E.

E.

C0.31 30.20 62

66

66

63

65

95

39.05

30.07

30.21 30.15 66 30.20 | 30.11 30.20 30.18 30.25 30.17

71

66

70

93

66

65

70

68

68

90

65

67

66 67

85

66

64

68

66

68

91

66

30.19 20.08 67 30.12 30.09 30.11 29.98 64

64 72

84

67

68

70

70

73

92

70

73

67 65

68

91

30.12 30.03

64

67

66

67

30.30 30.27

54

67

56 56

63

45

56

47

46

47

49

42

47

46

43

46

55

43

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65

62

94

78 61.2

70

62

78

78

57.7

62.9 Calm

58.8

E.

E.

E.

68

64

64

78

78

60.8 Calm

60.8

E.

67

64

88

78 62.4

59.8 E.

E.

68

62

78

78

58.8 60.8 E.

E.

72

64

83

79

61.6 65.0 E.

E.

73

67

84 64.7 67.8 Calm E.

65

68

64

94

63.2

64.4 Calm E.

83 66 67

65

94

88

64.2

63.4 E.

N.E.

56

54

87

75 52.1 47.2 E.

N.W.

46

47

44 '45

86

86 41.7 42.8 N.

N.

46

40

78

79 36.4

39.6

N.N.E.N.

30.2262.25| 68.61 67.00 64.45 66.70 86.38

64.45 66.70 | 61.35

69.61 81.8

77.3

58.71 59.31

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73

70

71

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42

52

54

Remarks.

1866.

1807.

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Range

31

18

17

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STATE OF THE WEATHER.

9 A.M.

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0.01

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0.04

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0.01

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33

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0.04

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>>

0.75

1866.

1867.

3 P.M.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH JANUARY, 1869.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

21

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1869.

Baro- meter.

-

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Baro-

Thermo-

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

January

9

30.23

63

30.27

64

60

67

30.22

64

10

30.24

63

30.26

70*

61

68

30.19

65

>>

11

30.20

64

30.16

73

61

73

30.15

66

""

12

30.17

65

30.15

65

55

70

30.12

67

""

13

30.15

67

30.20

70

60

72

30.13

69

""

14

30.20

61

30.26

69

62

74

30.23

68

"}

15

30.29

66

30.28

65

60

69

30.23

68

""

BAROMETER.

DATE.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

WINDS.

RAIN.

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]

6 P.M.

Min. Max.

6 A.M.

Noon. Dirn.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON,

F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

I inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

-9 A.M.

F.

1869.

Jan. 9 28.42 28.48 28.47 28.42 28.43 52.50 56.50 54.50 50.00] 54.00 53.50 52.00 58.00 E

4 E

4 E

3

0.00

Fine but hazy throughout.

??

10 28.45 28.50 28.49 28.43 28.44 58.50 61.50 59.00 52.50 58.50 58.00 53.00 61.50 E

1128.45 28.50 28.47 28.40 28.39 59.00 68.00 62.00 56.00 62.00] 57.50 59.00 68.50 E

!

33

12 28.40 28.45 28.44 28.38 28.37, 61.00 64.00 60.50 61.00 62.50] 60.00 60.00) 69.50 SE

2 ESE

1 E

2 SE

2 EbS

1

0.00

Fine but cloudy throughout.

1 SEBS

LO

5

0.00

Fine but hazy throughout.

2 SSE

3

0.00

Fine until 10 A.M.; then thick passing

fog throughout.

13 28.40 28.47, 28.46 28.40 28.40 60.00 68.00 65.00 59.50 64.50 61.00 60.00 68.00 EbS

1 Ebs

1 SE

4

0.00

Fine but hazy throughout.

"

14 28.43 28.48 28.48 28.48 28.48 62.00 66.50 58.00 60.50 63.50 58.00 62.00 70.00 NE

1 Ebs

2 E

3

0.00

""

1

i

Fine but hazy; 1 P.M., fog through-

out.

15 28.48 28.49 28.48 28.47 28.48 65.00 67.00 62.00, 55.00 65.00 60.00 58.00 67.50 ESE

4 SSE

2 E

1

0.00

Fog until noon; then fine.

NOTICE.

HE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Su-

THE

preme Court will be held on Monday, N

the Eighteenth day of January, A.D. 1869, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

By order of the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

In re GEORGE PAYNE, deceased.

Νο

LOUIS BORBOEN,

??.

""

?OTICE.—All Claims against the above Es- tates must be proved before the Official Administrator, on or before the 16th day of July, A.D. 1869, otherwise they will not be in- cluded in the Scheme of Division.

  All Persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make immediate payment to

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar:

Court House, 14th January, 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re LAL TUOK, otherwise LAI A TUCK,

otherwise, LAI 'NG, Bankrupt.

NOTICE * The Puble Sitting for the said

Backrupt to pass his last examination and make application for his order of discharge, has been adjourned till Wednesday, the 20th day of January, 1869, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG- IN BANKRUPTCY.

  In re WONG KUM WING, Bankrupt. No

OTICE.-The above named Bankrupt having on the 8th day of January, 1869; passed his last examination, the hearing of the application by the said Bankrupt for his discharge stands adjourned to Friday, the 2zna day of January, instant, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon.

Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY. OTICE.-CHARLES COLLINS, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, second Clerk in the Magistracy, having been adjudged Bank- rupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bank- ruptcy filed in this Court on the Thirtieth day of December, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-eight, is hereby required to surrender himself to William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of Creditors, to be held before the said Registrar, on the Twenty-ninth day of January, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, at Three of the clock in the afternoon precisely, at the said Court.

Frederick Sowley Hufram, Esquire, is the Official Assignee.

At the Meeting, the said Registrar will receive the proofs of the Debts of the Creditors, and the Creditors may choose an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's Estate and Effects.

All persons having in their possession any of the Effects of the said Bankrupt must deliver them to the said Official Assignee, and all Debts due to the Bankrupt must be paid to the said Official Assignee.

Supreme Court House,

*Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re LEONG-A-TAI, otherwise LEONG-WAH- TYE, otherwise LEONG-WAH-HEEM, otherwise LEONG-HENG-YEEP,- Bankrupt.

No

OTICE.--The above named Bankrupt --- ing this Eighth day of January, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, passed his last exammation, the hearing of the applica- tion by the said Bankrupt for his discharge, stands adjourned to Friday, the Twenty-second day of January instant, at Eleven o'clock in the fore-

noon.

?

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar. *Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re 'NG-LAN-TONG, otherwise 'NG-FOONG-

HOY,-Bankrupt.

【OTICE.-The above named Bankrupt hav-

thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, passed his last examination, the hearing of the applica- tion by the said Bankrupt for his discharge stands adjourned to Friday, the Twenty-second January instant, at Eleven o'clock in the fore-

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

noon.

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG and MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 1st Jar iary, 1869.

THE

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. Georg WILHELM SCHWEMANN and of Mr. Ru- DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day heen admitted Partners in our Firm at Fongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, M. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

FR. JOIN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

Mrized to sign our Firma in Focchow.

GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH JANUARY, 1869.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

21

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1869.

Baro- meter.

-

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Baro-

Thermo-

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

January

9

30.23

63

30.27

64

60

67

30.22

64

10

30.24

63

30.26

70*

61

68

30.19

65

>>

11

30.20

64

30.16

73

61

73

30.15

66

""

12

30.17

65

30.15

65

55

70

30.12

67

""

13

30.15

67

30.20

70

60

72

30.13

69

""

14

30.20

61

30.26

69

62

74

30.23

68

"}

15

30.29

66

30.28

65

60

69

30.23

68

""

BAROMETER.

DATE.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

WINDS.

RAIN.

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]

6 P.M.

Min. Max.

6 A.M.

Noon. Dirn.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON,

F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

I inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

-9 A.M.

F.

1869.

Jan. 9 28.42 28.48 28.47 28.42 28.43 52.50 56.50 54.50 50.00] 54.00 53.50 52.00 58.00 E

4 E

4 E

3

0.00

Fine but hazy throughout.

??

10 28.45 28.50 28.49 28.43 28.44 58.50 61.50 59.00 52.50 58.50 58.00 53.00 61.50 E

1128.45 28.50 28.47 28.40 28.39 59.00 68.00 62.00 56.00 62.00] 57.50 59.00 68.50 E

!

33

12 28.40 28.45 28.44 28.38 28.37, 61.00 64.00 60.50 61.00 62.50] 60.00 60.00) 69.50 SE

2 ESE

1 E

2 SE

2 EbS

1

0.00

Fine but cloudy throughout.

1 SEBS

LO

5

0.00

Fine but hazy throughout.

2 SSE

3

0.00

Fine until 10 A.M.; then thick passing

fog throughout.

13 28.40 28.47, 28.46 28.40 28.40 60.00 68.00 65.00 59.50 64.50 61.00 60.00 68.00 EbS

1 Ebs

1 SE

4

0.00

Fine but hazy throughout.

"

14 28.43 28.48 28.48 28.48 28.48 62.00 66.50 58.00 60.50 63.50 58.00 62.00 70.00 NE

1 Ebs

2 E

3

0.00

""

1

i

Fine but hazy; 1 P.M., fog through-

out.

15 28.48 28.49 28.48 28.47 28.48 65.00 67.00 62.00, 55.00 65.00 60.00 58.00 67.50 ESE

4 SSE

2 E

1

0.00

Fog until noon; then fine.

NOTICE.

HE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Su-

THE

preme Court will be held on Monday, N

the Eighteenth day of January, A.D. 1869, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

By order of the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

In re GEORGE PAYNE, deceased.

Νο

LOUIS BORBOEN,

??.

""

?OTICE.—All Claims against the above Es- tates must be proved before the Official Administrator, on or before the 16th day of July, A.D. 1869, otherwise they will not be in- cluded in the Scheme of Division.

  All Persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make immediate payment to

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar:

Court House, 14th January, 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re LAL TUOK, otherwise LAI A TUCK,

otherwise, LAI 'NG, Bankrupt.

NOTICE * The Puble Sitting for the said

Backrupt to pass his last examination and make application for his order of discharge, has been adjourned till Wednesday, the 20th day of January, 1869, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG- IN BANKRUPTCY.

  In re WONG KUM WING, Bankrupt. No

OTICE.-The above named Bankrupt having on the 8th day of January, 1869; passed his last examination, the hearing of the application by the said Bankrupt for his discharge stands adjourned to Friday, the 2zna day of January, instant, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon.

Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY. OTICE.-CHARLES COLLINS, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, second Clerk in the Magistracy, having been adjudged Bank- rupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bank- ruptcy filed in this Court on the Thirtieth day of December, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-eight, is hereby required to surrender himself to William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of Creditors, to be held before the said Registrar, on the Twenty-ninth day of January, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, at Three of the clock in the afternoon precisely, at the said Court.

Frederick Sowley Hufram, Esquire, is the Official Assignee.

At the Meeting, the said Registrar will receive the proofs of the Debts of the Creditors, and the Creditors may choose an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's Estate and Effects.

All persons having in their possession any of the Effects of the said Bankrupt must deliver them to the said Official Assignee, and all Debts due to the Bankrupt must be paid to the said Official Assignee.

Supreme Court House,

*Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re LEONG-A-TAI, otherwise LEONG-WAH- TYE, otherwise LEONG-WAH-HEEM, otherwise LEONG-HENG-YEEP,- Bankrupt.

No

OTICE.--The above named Bankrupt --- ing this Eighth day of January, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, passed his last exammation, the hearing of the applica- tion by the said Bankrupt for his discharge, stands adjourned to Friday, the Twenty-second day of January instant, at Eleven o'clock in the fore-

noon.

?

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar. *Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re 'NG-LAN-TONG, otherwise 'NG-FOONG-

HOY,-Bankrupt.

【OTICE.-The above named Bankrupt hav-

thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, passed his last examination, the hearing of the applica- tion by the said Bankrupt for his discharge stands adjourned to Friday, the Twenty-second January instant, at Eleven o'clock in the fore-

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

noon.

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG and MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 1st Jar iary, 1869.

THE

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. Georg WILHELM SCHWEMANN and of Mr. Ru- DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day heen admitted Partners in our Firm at Fongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, M. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

FR. JOIN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

Mrized to sign our Firma in Focchow.

GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

22

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH JANUARY, 1869.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, BATAVIA, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, S?EZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, MARSEILLES,

ALSO,

BOMBAY, PONDICHERRY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

THE Company's Steam-ship "TIGRE THE Botany, will leave

""

Port

for the above places, with Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, on Monday, the 25th instant,

at 9 A.M.

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.

Cargo will be received on board until 4 P.M. of the 24th Instant, Specie and Parcels until 5 P. M. of the 24th Instant. (Parcels are not to be sent on board; they must be left at the Agency's Office.)

For Particulars regarding Freight and Pas- sage, apply at the Company's Office, Hongkong.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

THE undersigned, having been appointed

Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

Ttween the undersigned carrying on bu- HE Copartnership heretofore existing be-

siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT.

G. A. F. NORRIS.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &C. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

NOTICE.

T

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. A. FER- GUSON in our Firm ceased on the 1st day of November, 1866.

A. FERGUSON & Co.

The business will henceforth be carried on un- der the same name by the undersigned.

A. D. MITCHELL. J. D. MEYERS. HENRY FEHRS.

Hongkong, 16th December, 1867.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

TH

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

HE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES " will be removed on the

IMPERIALES

15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 30th May, 1868.

FOR SALE.

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES MR. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign POCKET RACE BOOKS,

ARE REQUIRED.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent,

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves at this Port as Merchants and Commission Agents under the firm of

KRUMMENACHER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

J. KRUMMENACHER. R. R?DECKER.

Office, No. 12, Stanley Street.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES BENFERD DEACON in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

DEACON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co.

A

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the

Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January,

next.

I

GEORGE FORCION

THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED. Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

NOTICE.

have this day established myself as a Public Accountant, Average Adjuster, and General Commission Agent.

I

C. LANGDON DAVIES.

2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as General Commission Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

R. R. WESTALL.

Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. FER-

30th April last.

The business will in future be conducted under the style and firm of

ROBERTSON & Co.

in which Mr. PETER GABAIN has been admit- ted a Partner.

NISSEN & ROBERTSON. Ningpo, 9th May, 1868.

NOTICE.

interest and responsibility of Mr. FRAN-

On application to the undersigned at the Office THE CARRY und MT. THOMAS SMITH in

of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

T

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED- WARD FORD DUNCANSON, and Mr. WIL- LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE interest andor in our Firm ceased on the THE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL-

30th June last.

Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr.- WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co. Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

our firm ceased on 31st December, 1867, from which date the Partners are Mr. CHARLES WILSON MURRAY, Mr. ARTHUR SMITH, and Mr. THOMAS PYKE.

"BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 16th June, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. EMIL VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH

MR.KERCHHOFF become this day Partners in

our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDOR? & Co., both here and at Canton.

HAGEDORN & Co. Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

TH

NOTICE.

HE Undersigned have been appointed Agents at this Port for the Liverpool Underwriters' Association.

GILMAN & Co. Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

TH

NOTICE. THE Interest and responsibility of Mr. A. D. MITCHELL in our Firm ceased on the 31st day of December, 1867.

A. FERGUSON & Co.

Hongkong, 3rd January, 1868.

containing:

Lists of Entries for all the Races, Blank Pages for Bettings, and Three complete sets of Tables for Sweep. Neatly printed on Thick White Paper quite suitable for pencil writing and bound in Cloth.

PRICE, $1 EACH. Apply to

NORONHA & SONS.

FOR SALE.

ANGLO-CHINESE CALENDAR

FOR 1869;

containing also, Revised Tables of Postage and the Date of Arrivals of English Mails from 1834 to 1868.

Tables shewing the proposed movements of the Contract Steamers of the P. & O. S. N. C?. “during 1869.

Victoria Peak Signal Cards.

Vols. I & II of the Ordinances of Hongkong.

NORONHA & SONS.

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

PAR

COPPER PLATE PRINTING. ARTIES having their own engraved Plates may have VISITING CARDS printed from them, by applying at the Office of

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Printed and Published by NORONHA & SONS, Printers to Hongkong Government, Oswald's TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET,

DIE

SOIT

ET

MON

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 4.

No. 8.

Publishes by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23RD JANUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. XV.

   The subjoined Schedules of Balances of Intestate Estates are 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 Ordinance No. 6 of 1854.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd January, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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

lying in the Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 31st December,

1868.

NAME.

DATE OF DEATH.

AMOUNT.

REMARKS.

George Rogers,

23rd May,

1863,

$365.10a Administration granted

6th July,

1863.

Robert Sharp,

8th July,

1863,

12.35

Do.

3rd September, 1863.

Parker Beadstreet,.

10th August,

1863,

6.25

Do.

19th September, 1863.

William Martin,

10th September, 1863,

34.15

Do.

19th September, 1863.

Joseph Green,

22nd November, 1863,

1.03

Do.

8th January,

1864.

Thomas Anderson,.

4th December, 1863,

80.35

Do.

8th January, 1864.

(a) This amount is the Share of the Residue belonging to the Widow.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

SCHEDULE of UNCLAIMED BALANCES of INTESTATE ESTATES of Police Constables who have been dead for Five Years and upwards, lying in the Colonial Treasury, 31st December, 1868.

RANKS.

No.

NAMES.

DATE OF DEATH.

DATE OF PAYMENT INTO THE TREASURY.

$

C.

1863.

1863.

Police Constable,

346

Do.,

Dannial, John Walls,

12th January,

14th February,

8.49

5th April,

28th May,

30.28

Do.,

60*

Kitan de Souza,

27th April,

20th May,

4.75

?

Do.,

329

Charles Smith,

14th July,.

19th September,

6.93

Acting Serjeant,

336

M. da Silva,

?

11th August,

Police Constable,

George Urban,

·

20th August,

Do.,

*

J. J. Russell,.

.5th September,

9th October, 9th October, 24th November,

14.11

8.88

347.43

Do.,

287

Ala Bux,

28th November,

15th December,

6.04

Do.,

125

Mahomet,

-23rd October,

15th December,

5.97

Police Department, 22nd January, 1869.

W. M. DEANE,

Acting Captain. Superintendent.

24

No. 9.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD JANUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon on the 1st proximo, for the supply of 10,000 Cubic feet Hardwood, (Molave, Banaba or Ypil.)

Forms of Tender may be obtained at the Surveyor General's Office.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd January, 1869.

No. 10.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

On the nomination of the Honorable Chief Justice SMALE, His Excellency The GOVERNOR has been pleased to appoint WILLIAM WILKINSON TOLLER, Esquire, to be Secretary and Clerk to the Chief Justice from the 21st instant, vice RICHARD J. AMOS, Esquire, resigned.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd January, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CROWN RENTS.

Crow Lessees are reminded that the period allowed to pay into the Treasury the Rents due on the 25th December last, expired on the 15th instant, and the Treasurer requests immediate payment of the outstanding arrears.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 19th January, 1869.

No. 7.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FREDK. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to recognize THEOPHILUS GEE LINSTEAD, Esquire, as Acting Consul for Belgium at this Port from the 9th instant, provisionally, and till further notice, vice FRANZ S. SCH?TZE, Esquire, resigned.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

No. 6.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st December, 1868, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

AVERAGE

BANKS.

AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,...

*495,732

165,244

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,..

399,709

?50,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,.

291,465

100,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

858,567-

400,000

TOTAL,.....

2,045,473

815,244

S0

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD JANUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates, are informed that the Rates are payable in advance during and within the month of January, for the First Quarter of the Year 1869.

1867.

After the 31st Instant, Rates not paid are recoverable under Section 4 of Ordinance No. 11 of

FREDK. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers

(R.N.)

Abbott, G. E. 1

Aurenche, Leon 2

Cerutti,

Anderson, J.M.

1

Aqua, John

1

5-bks.

Assiter, Wm.

1

Atwood, Ed-

mund A.

}

1

Cusimio,

Brown, Fred.

1

Simon Monsr.

Becker, H.

1

Crutchley,

Barrrington,

(Boiler

Cuinnier, V.

Monsr.

Culliford, F. W. 2

pittro B. }

Clarke, R.

Chow John

(Chinaman)}

Carvalho, A. F. 1

Fracnk Jules}

Monsr. Fort Gisselle, Mademoiselle

Ernst, H. J.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 22nd January, 1869.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Chatain, Monsr. 1

1

Anckberlay, Esq.1 Allen, W. T.

Devison, Thos. 1

(Engineer) Dominique, P. 2

Letters, Papers,

Letters. Papers.

Nunn, Chs. F. 1

Schmidt,

Kustermann & Co Smith, E. C.

Lets. Pups.

Hart, W. T.

1

Haswell, Ralph 1 Howard, H. S.

6

Owen, Thcs.

1

Johnston, H.

1

Pazza, Jose

Egan, Edward 2

1

Asencio

} 4

4

Sinclair, John 1

Ewing, Mr. A.

Keir, Wm.

6

Pastorius, Jolin 1

Trour, Wm.

1

Ermenegildo, D., Sigr.

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Pritchett, J.

2

1

Tapson, John

1

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Panigati, F.

1

Thomas, F.

Kirkwood, D. 1

Pike, John

1

1

Monsr.

Kyle, David 3

Pratt, Frank

1

Thompson,

Price, Chs. D.

1

1

Joseph

Lamberto, F.

1

Thomas, E.D.?

W. H. Sir,

Leungman, L.

1

Rosenbaum, Isidorl

Mrs.

Maker)

Fyfe Barr & Co.

1

Bevis, W. H.

Rusteberg, Andr.1

1

Thomas, M. Mrs. 1

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

Mong, Petter

1

Blain, David

Robinson, Geo. S.2

1

Christophe,

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk.

Begenones, F. 1

Nicolas

Gerry, E. J.

1

Busch, Isaak

1

Byars, Andro L. 1

Boyd, C. R., 8 (Engineer)}

2

   Bariletti, Frank 1 Baugh, Wm. Braddon, II. E.

Monsr.

Chouson, Au-

10

Gardner, S. W. 1 Ghirardi,

Giovanni

1

gustine,

Monsr.

Carleton, Gor-

ham S.

Coke, Kennan

Lt.-Colonel

Green, J. P. 1 Giovanni, L.

1

Hawley, Jas. H. 3

McFarlane,

Wm.

(Engineer.).

Mutti, C.

Meazza, F.

Millar, Archibald4 Marques, A. M. 1 Moren, Monsr. 1 Martin, E. Miss 1 Meehan, James

M. D. Mascarenhas,

C. F.

Brown, Ann&

Mary, Misses

Hodson, R. Capt.1

(The Hon'ble)

Havelberg,

Brown, O.

1

Cooper, D.,

Bretton, Wm. 1

(Solicitor)

1

ans Kreybich)

Hackorf, Bernardo

1

Browne, J. E. 1

Harrison, J. F. 2

Morrison, Miss

Bowen, Frank

1

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5

Hamilton, W.

1

Mason, W. H.

114

Boutfol, Monsr. 1 Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. 1

Dhall, S. W.

1

II. B.

1

Davies, Arthur 1

Hutter, Georges 1

Nonque, Monsr. 3

Dense, Fred.

1

Hill, A.

Brown, John

Norkett, Al-

1

Dean, W. H.

1

Hamelin, Monsr. 1

fred (aman)}

1

Rey, Joseph

1

Sunter, Thomas 3 Shegnles, Wm. 1 Sinith, Thomas 2-bks.

Spencer, William2 Smith, Alex. Simpson, J. B. 1 Stone, Geo. W. 2 Schenck, Geo. R. 1 Sewell, Herbert 1 Sage, N.

1 Smith, 11

Lt.-Colonel

Vigano, Davide 1 Volkman, W. M. 1

Williams,

Thomas Warden, J. L. Willson, John

2

1

(Seaman) Walters Alfred 1 Walker, A.

Monsr.

Wilson, D. D. 1 Williams, Isa- bella, Mrs.

Wolff, A.

}

1

Reid, Thos.

i

Urquhart, D.

1

Robinson, W. O.

1

Ramoz, Juaquinl

Vuceti, Nicolo

Robertolo, Jo?o 1 Ritchie, James 1

Sigr.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

2 1

Burra Noorfol 1

Amoy

1

Eliza Elsa

1

Agnes Banfield 5

1

Competitor 1

Admiral de Rinter2

City of Quebec 6

3

Fanny Nicholson2

1

Alexandra

4.

Ceylon

8

Formica

2

Ada

Cimbeline

3

Famsworth

Adeline

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 22nd January, 1869.

Letters. Papore.

Lady Alice 1 Lodore

Shunlee Salavar Sooloo

Family Sultan

5

Lord Raglan

Lucie

Nelley Nayworth Castlel

Old Dominion 3

Letters. Papers.

2

Lets. l'aps.

1

1

Lily of Devon 6 Lady Luiza

1

Old England

1

Sir Jemsetjee}

Orpheus

Annetta

1

Corea

1

Fanny Sinail

Amoor

Conqueror 4

Lydia Helton 1 Louisa

Onrust

3

Seringapatan

1

3

Ophir

1

Solent

1

Anita

Chalgrove 2

Glenroy

Avon

Chusan

1

Golden Dragon 2

Lady Belmore 1 Latona

2

St. Croix

1

Pegasus

1

St. Magnus

4

Asphodel

Carmeline

1

Glaneur

1

Parajero

2

Stanley

1

Aurelie

Caroline

2

Guinevere

Palm Tree

1

Mataura

2

Akbar

Catherine

1

Abanda

Chondor

1

Henrietta

Mary E. Parker 1

Prudhoe

1

Theresa

2

1

Amalia

Channel Queen 2

1

Henri IV.

1

Albert

Chieftain

1

Henry Melvill 1

Mirage Martha

Pacific

1

3

Three Brothers 1

Pactole

2

1

Tamaris

1

Atina

Charlotte

1

Alexandre

Constance

Henry Grenfell 9

Havelock

~

Madagascar

5

Prospereti

Muture

Psyche

Ty Hoong

1

Taunton

1

3

3

Modaration

America

.1

Cornwallis

Harriet

1

Altona

Confucius

Hope

1

Mary Goodell

Queen's Own

1

Westminster

2

Asa Eldridge

Mercado

1

1

Cresswell

West Australian 8

1

Rachel

4

A. W. Stevens 2

Colleen Bawn

1

India Empire

Macedon -

2

Wilhemina

1

1

Madura

Antares

1

Reynard

2

Invincible

Wallaroo

1

Resolute

3

1

2

?《

Aurora

1

Dawer Family 1

Maud Ellen

1

Indian

1

Annie Grey

Mauritius

1

Diamond.

1

1

Ironsides

Appellina

1

Demon

1

Morning Star

1

River Eden Race Horse

Witch of the

1

Ann Adamson 1

Drydens

1

Jeanne Alice

Mongol

Ann

Monkchester

Roslen Castle 1 Rantilope

1

Douglas

Jalawar

Andrew Jackson 1

Jacoba Cornelia 1

ary, Mildred 1

Annie Porter

1

Eugenio

7

Estafette

1

Kate

Nil Desperandumi

Bessie

- 1

Ella Gladstone 1

Kedar

3..

Navarino

Blue Jacket

Emelie

4

Kim Yean Choon l

2

Niphon

3-

of Jersey Banjan Belted Will

Evangeline

7

2

Kellor

Niagara

-Samue

Stricher

St. Jean

Shooting Star

San Francisco 1. Sarah Anderson4

241

25

Wave

West Derby

Wm.-Wilson 1 Wm. G. Russell 3 1

Water Lily

Young England 1 Yvonne Yokohama

} 3

1.

Ellen

Kelso

Najaden

Esperanza

King of Italy 1

Nogrbrubrand

Sophie Amalie 8 St. Clare

1

Zoe

?

1

Ziba

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

Ships of War, 22nd January, 1889.

Letters. Papers.

Argus

9 Meeanee

13

Letters. Papers.

2

Melville

Letters Papers,

Letters. Papers.

8

1 Princess Charlotte15 1

Galamis

Letters. Papers.

5

Silvia

Letters. Paps.

1

31

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD JANUARY, 1869.

No. 53. 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 appli-

cation.

Anderson, P., care of Messrs. Best Brown Bromley & Co., Rampar

Row, Bombay,

1

1

Jones, Capt., str. Far East, Bombay,

1

Brockington, Miss Jane, 23, Alexandra Terrace, Victoria Park Road,

South Hackney, London,.........

Leroy, Madame V., Rue d'Enfer, No. 113, Paris, Melbourne & Clark, London,

1

Morrison, Miss, 104, Lower Cornwall Street, London,

Borroughs, Joseph, Eastern Market, Melbourne, Australia,

1

Bomanjee, Jamsetjee, Bombay,

....... 1

Biggart, Miss, No. 10 in 23 Hill Street, Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, 1

Be, Joseph. Rue Montgrand, Marseille, .....

1

Morgan, E., 4 York Square, Commercial Road, Stepney, London, May, Mrs. Cathe., 84, Hardman Street, Manchester,..

1

Mackenval, Geo. S., 61, Piccadilly Facing, St. James's Street, London,. 1 Nesselbauf, August, Rue Copereau, No. 10, Paris,

1

1

Binnen, Hock, van de, Amsterdam,

1

Neumann, August, Fimmerman, North Germany,

1

Bury, Merian & Fils, Guebwiller,

1

Owens, John, Post Office, Liverpool,....

1

Collin, Mrs. J., Park Place, Liverpool,.

1

Cooper, Miss E. L., care of Douglas Cooper, Knrrachee, India,

1

Purkis, William, No. 22, New North Road, Pelham Road, Hoxton,

London,

Dun, Mrs. A., Glasgow, Scotland,.

1

Puech, Madame, Rue de la Mure, No. 9, Marseille,

Dewar, Capt. John, ship Gertrude, care of Messrs. Levin & Co., Wel-

lington, New Zealand,

Pillay, Mooniappa, Codere Street, Port Louis, Mauritius,

2

Porter, Thomas, No. 58, North Gate Street, Canterbury, England,

Desvean, Mademoiselle Marie, 35, Rue Bergere, Paris,......

1

Roth, Mrs. C. Aug., Alemania,

Eranee, Khodabux Merwanjee, Church Gate Street, No. 5, Bombay,... 1 Forrest, No. 11, Rue Tronchet, Paris,

Ryder, Miss Jane, 2, Ellenborough Street, Scotland Road, Liverpool,... 1 Russell, Miss E., Lewisham, Kent, England,

Fiam, Aug., (Egypte), Alexandrie,

1

  Ford, John, No. 4, Court Highfield Street, Liverpool, Fazel, Damaneg & Co., Bombay,

Girod, Alex., Havre,

Garibalde, Madame, Rue Bonneterie, Nr. 10, Marseille,

Hayden, Mr. A., Bishop Gate, London,

Howard, Daniel, 47 Street, Avenue Corner, New York,

General Post Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

Ruscher, Helene, Bremen,

Swipt, Mrs. S. E., 81, Beckwith Street, Birkenhead, Liverpool, Stephenson, William, Post Office, Auckland, N. Z.,

Sewlall, H., Bombay,

Terlie, J., Gibraltar, Spain,

Voogl, Henry de, Post Hokitika, Canterbury. New Zealand,

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

January

16

20.24

67

30.25

68

60

17

30.19

67

30.15

68

64

.""

18

30.19

68

30.17

68

61

""

19

30.25

66

30.28

63

37

59

20

30.30

65

30.28

64

59

""

21

30.30

64

30.30

64

57

""

22

30.15

64

30.14

65

58

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71'

30.20

72

30.15

75

30.21

70

30.24

68

30.28

67

30.22

68

30.06

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68

68

68

67

67

66

66

""

DATE.

4

1869.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*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.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

6 A.M.

Dirn.

NOON.

Dirn.

F.

6 P.M.

Dirn.

9 A.M.

F.

Jan. 16 28.45 28.49 28.48 28.43 28.42 60.00 60.50 60.00 59.00 59.50 59.00 58.00 64.00 ETM**

17 28.40 28.46 28.44 28.40 28.43 59.50 64.00 62.00 58.50 60.50 60.00 59.50 64.00 Ebs

:

3 E

2

0.03

4E

3 E

1

0.00

I

?

?

"

""

18 28.43 28.48 28.44 28.40 28.39 61.00 67.00 57.00 60.00 64.00 57.00 61.00 68.00 EbS

                                                          + 19 28.48 28.52 28.50 28.46 28.47 55.00 59.00 57.00 65.00 58.00 56,50 54.50 67.50 EbS

20 28.52 28.55 28.57 28.48 28.46 55.50 57.00 56.00 55,00 56,50 55,00 55.00 62.00 SSE

1

2 Ebs

2 E

7

0.00

1 EbN

3 EbS

4

0.04

21

+

21 28.46 28.52 28.50 28.44 28.43 53.00 57.00 55.50 52.00| 55.00] 54.30 52.50 59.00 EDN

22 28.44 28.49 28.45 28.39 28.29 53.00 55.00 57.00 52.00 56:00? 50.00 52:50; 60:50

J

4 E

3 E

1 E

1

0.00

Fog drizzling rain; 7 A.M. fine, cloudy

throughout.

Fine hazy throughout.

Fine cloudy until 1 P.M.; then dense fog throughout; 5 30 P.M. strong wind from East.

Dense fog. until 9.30 A.M.; then thick -passing fog; 1 P.M. fine throughout. Dense fog until noon; then fine hazy

throughout.

4 SEBS

3 E

3 SSE

0.00

Dense fog until 9.30 A.M.; then fine

hazy throughout

2

0.00

Dense wet fog until 1 P.M.; then fine

cloudy throughout.

NOTICE.

? NOTICE.

A

SPECIAL SESSIONS of the Supreme Court

Meeting of Creditors, to be held before the said Registrar, on the Twenty-ninth day of January,

in its Criminal Jurisdiction will be held Que thousgud Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, Mis authorized to sign our Firm per pro-

on Monday, the 1st February, 1889, at 10 A.M.

By order of the Court

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

at Three of the clock in the afternoon precisely, at the said Court.

Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee.

At the Meeting, the said Registrar will receive the proofs of the Debts of the Creditors, and the Creditors may choose an Assigne or Assignees

NOTICE-CHARLES COLLINS, of Victoria, of the Bankrupt's. Estate and Effects.

in the Colony of Hongkong, second Clerk

in the agistracy, having been adjudged Bank-

All persons Laving in their possession any of the Effects of the said Bankrupt must deliver

rupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bank-them to the said Official Assignee, and all Debts

   rupter fed in this Court on the Thirtieth day of Dember, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixtight, is hereby required to surrender himself to Williar Hastings Alexander Esquire, ' the Registrar of the said Court, at the rst

-

due to the Bankrupt must be paid to the said Official Assignee. ***

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

NOTICE.

"R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG

MR.W MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad-

mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co.

1869.

Hongkong, 1st January,

31

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD JANUARY, 1869.

No. 53. 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 appli-

cation.

Anderson, P., care of Messrs. Best Brown Bromley & Co., Rampar

Row, Bombay,

1

1

Jones, Capt., str. Far East, Bombay,

1

Brockington, Miss Jane, 23, Alexandra Terrace, Victoria Park Road,

South Hackney, London,.........

Leroy, Madame V., Rue d'Enfer, No. 113, Paris, Melbourne & Clark, London,

1

Morrison, Miss, 104, Lower Cornwall Street, London,

Borroughs, Joseph, Eastern Market, Melbourne, Australia,

1

Bomanjee, Jamsetjee, Bombay,

....... 1

Biggart, Miss, No. 10 in 23 Hill Street, Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, 1

Be, Joseph. Rue Montgrand, Marseille, .....

1

Morgan, E., 4 York Square, Commercial Road, Stepney, London, May, Mrs. Cathe., 84, Hardman Street, Manchester,..

1

Mackenval, Geo. S., 61, Piccadilly Facing, St. James's Street, London,. 1 Nesselbauf, August, Rue Copereau, No. 10, Paris,

1

1

Binnen, Hock, van de, Amsterdam,

1

Neumann, August, Fimmerman, North Germany,

1

Bury, Merian & Fils, Guebwiller,

1

Owens, John, Post Office, Liverpool,....

1

Collin, Mrs. J., Park Place, Liverpool,.

1

Cooper, Miss E. L., care of Douglas Cooper, Knrrachee, India,

1

Purkis, William, No. 22, New North Road, Pelham Road, Hoxton,

London,

Dun, Mrs. A., Glasgow, Scotland,.

1

Puech, Madame, Rue de la Mure, No. 9, Marseille,

Dewar, Capt. John, ship Gertrude, care of Messrs. Levin & Co., Wel-

lington, New Zealand,

Pillay, Mooniappa, Codere Street, Port Louis, Mauritius,

2

Porter, Thomas, No. 58, North Gate Street, Canterbury, England,

Desvean, Mademoiselle Marie, 35, Rue Bergere, Paris,......

1

Roth, Mrs. C. Aug., Alemania,

Eranee, Khodabux Merwanjee, Church Gate Street, No. 5, Bombay,... 1 Forrest, No. 11, Rue Tronchet, Paris,

Ryder, Miss Jane, 2, Ellenborough Street, Scotland Road, Liverpool,... 1 Russell, Miss E., Lewisham, Kent, England,

Fiam, Aug., (Egypte), Alexandrie,

1

  Ford, John, No. 4, Court Highfield Street, Liverpool, Fazel, Damaneg & Co., Bombay,

Girod, Alex., Havre,

Garibalde, Madame, Rue Bonneterie, Nr. 10, Marseille,

Hayden, Mr. A., Bishop Gate, London,

Howard, Daniel, 47 Street, Avenue Corner, New York,

General Post Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

Ruscher, Helene, Bremen,

Swipt, Mrs. S. E., 81, Beckwith Street, Birkenhead, Liverpool, Stephenson, William, Post Office, Auckland, N. Z.,

Sewlall, H., Bombay,

Terlie, J., Gibraltar, Spain,

Voogl, Henry de, Post Hokitika, Canterbury. New Zealand,

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

January

16

20.24

67

30.25

68

60

17

30.19

67

30.15

68

64

.""

18

30.19

68

30.17

68

61

""

19

30.25

66

30.28

63

37

59

20

30.30

65

30.28

64

59

""

21

30.30

64

30.30

64

57

""

22

30.15

64

30.14

65

58

8RZIJNN

71'

30.20

72

30.15

75

30.21

70

30.24

68

30.28

67

30.22

68

30.06

*******

68

68

68

67

67

66

66

""

DATE.

4

1869.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*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.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

6 A.M.

Dirn.

NOON.

Dirn.

F.

6 P.M.

Dirn.

9 A.M.

F.

Jan. 16 28.45 28.49 28.48 28.43 28.42 60.00 60.50 60.00 59.00 59.50 59.00 58.00 64.00 ETM**

17 28.40 28.46 28.44 28.40 28.43 59.50 64.00 62.00 58.50 60.50 60.00 59.50 64.00 Ebs

:

3 E

2

0.03

4E

3 E

1

0.00

I

?

?

"

""

18 28.43 28.48 28.44 28.40 28.39 61.00 67.00 57.00 60.00 64.00 57.00 61.00 68.00 EbS

                                                          + 19 28.48 28.52 28.50 28.46 28.47 55.00 59.00 57.00 65.00 58.00 56,50 54.50 67.50 EbS

20 28.52 28.55 28.57 28.48 28.46 55.50 57.00 56.00 55,00 56,50 55,00 55.00 62.00 SSE

1

2 Ebs

2 E

7

0.00

1 EbN

3 EbS

4

0.04

21

+

21 28.46 28.52 28.50 28.44 28.43 53.00 57.00 55.50 52.00| 55.00] 54.30 52.50 59.00 EDN

22 28.44 28.49 28.45 28.39 28.29 53.00 55.00 57.00 52.00 56:00? 50.00 52:50; 60:50

J

4 E

3 E

1 E

1

0.00

Fog drizzling rain; 7 A.M. fine, cloudy

throughout.

Fine hazy throughout.

Fine cloudy until 1 P.M.; then dense fog throughout; 5 30 P.M. strong wind from East.

Dense fog. until 9.30 A.M.; then thick -passing fog; 1 P.M. fine throughout. Dense fog until noon; then fine hazy

throughout.

4 SEBS

3 E

3 SSE

0.00

Dense fog until 9.30 A.M.; then fine

hazy throughout

2

0.00

Dense wet fog until 1 P.M.; then fine

cloudy throughout.

NOTICE.

? NOTICE.

A

SPECIAL SESSIONS of the Supreme Court

Meeting of Creditors, to be held before the said Registrar, on the Twenty-ninth day of January,

in its Criminal Jurisdiction will be held Que thousgud Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, Mis authorized to sign our Firm per pro-

on Monday, the 1st February, 1889, at 10 A.M.

By order of the Court

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

at Three of the clock in the afternoon precisely, at the said Court.

Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee.

At the Meeting, the said Registrar will receive the proofs of the Debts of the Creditors, and the Creditors may choose an Assigne or Assignees

NOTICE-CHARLES COLLINS, of Victoria, of the Bankrupt's. Estate and Effects.

in the Colony of Hongkong, second Clerk

in the agistracy, having been adjudged Bank-

All persons Laving in their possession any of the Effects of the said Bankrupt must deliver

rupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bank-them to the said Official Assignee, and all Debts

   rupter fed in this Court on the Thirtieth day of Dember, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixtight, is hereby required to surrender himself to Williar Hastings Alexander Esquire, ' the Registrar of the said Court, at the rst

-

due to the Bankrupt must be paid to the said Official Assignee. ***

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

NOTICE.

"R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG

MR.W MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad-

mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co.

1869.

Hongkong, 1st January,

31

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD JANUARY, 1869.

No. 53. 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 appli-

cation.

Anderson, P., care of Messrs. Best Brown Bromley & Co., Rampar

Row, Bombay,

1

1

Jones, Capt., str. Far East, Bombay,

1

Brockington, Miss Jane, 23, Alexandra Terrace, Victoria Park Road,

South Hackney, London,.........

Leroy, Madame V., Rue d'Enfer, No. 113, Paris, Melbourne & Clark, London,

1

Morrison, Miss, 104, Lower Cornwall Street, London,

Borroughs, Joseph, Eastern Market, Melbourne, Australia,

1

Bomanjee, Jamsetjee, Bombay,

....... 1

Biggart, Miss, No. 10 in 23 Hill Street, Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, 1

Be, Joseph. Rue Montgrand, Marseille, .....

1

Morgan, E., 4 York Square, Commercial Road, Stepney, London, May, Mrs. Cathe., 84, Hardman Street, Manchester,..

1

Mackenval, Geo. S., 61, Piccadilly Facing, St. James's Street, London,. 1 Nesselbauf, August, Rue Copereau, No. 10, Paris,

1

1

Binnen, Hock, van de, Amsterdam,

1

Neumann, August, Fimmerman, North Germany,

1

Bury, Merian & Fils, Guebwiller,

1

Owens, John, Post Office, Liverpool,....

1

Collin, Mrs. J., Park Place, Liverpool,.

1

Cooper, Miss E. L., care of Douglas Cooper, Knrrachee, India,

1

Purkis, William, No. 22, New North Road, Pelham Road, Hoxton,

London,

Dun, Mrs. A., Glasgow, Scotland,.

1

Puech, Madame, Rue de la Mure, No. 9, Marseille,

Dewar, Capt. John, ship Gertrude, care of Messrs. Levin & Co., Wel-

lington, New Zealand,

Pillay, Mooniappa, Codere Street, Port Louis, Mauritius,

2

Porter, Thomas, No. 58, North Gate Street, Canterbury, England,

Desvean, Mademoiselle Marie, 35, Rue Bergere, Paris,......

1

Roth, Mrs. C. Aug., Alemania,

Eranee, Khodabux Merwanjee, Church Gate Street, No. 5, Bombay,... 1 Forrest, No. 11, Rue Tronchet, Paris,

Ryder, Miss Jane, 2, Ellenborough Street, Scotland Road, Liverpool,... 1 Russell, Miss E., Lewisham, Kent, England,

Fiam, Aug., (Egypte), Alexandrie,

1

  Ford, John, No. 4, Court Highfield Street, Liverpool, Fazel, Damaneg & Co., Bombay,

Girod, Alex., Havre,

Garibalde, Madame, Rue Bonneterie, Nr. 10, Marseille,

Hayden, Mr. A., Bishop Gate, London,

Howard, Daniel, 47 Street, Avenue Corner, New York,

General Post Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

Ruscher, Helene, Bremen,

Swipt, Mrs. S. E., 81, Beckwith Street, Birkenhead, Liverpool, Stephenson, William, Post Office, Auckland, N. Z.,

Sewlall, H., Bombay,

Terlie, J., Gibraltar, Spain,

Voogl, Henry de, Post Hokitika, Canterbury. New Zealand,

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

January

16

20.24

67

30.25

68

60

17

30.19

67

30.15

68

64

.""

18

30.19

68

30.17

68

61

""

19

30.25

66

30.28

63

37

59

20

30.30

65

30.28

64

59

""

21

30.30

64

30.30

64

57

""

22

30.15

64

30.14

65

58

8RZIJNN

71'

30.20

72

30.15

75

30.21

70

30.24

68

30.28

67

30.22

68

30.06

*******

68

68

68

67

67

66

66

""

DATE.

4

1869.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*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.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

6 A.M.

Dirn.

NOON.

Dirn.

F.

6 P.M.

Dirn.

9 A.M.

F.

Jan. 16 28.45 28.49 28.48 28.43 28.42 60.00 60.50 60.00 59.00 59.50 59.00 58.00 64.00 ETM**

17 28.40 28.46 28.44 28.40 28.43 59.50 64.00 62.00 58.50 60.50 60.00 59.50 64.00 Ebs

:

3 E

2

0.03

4E

3 E

1

0.00

I

?

?

"

""

18 28.43 28.48 28.44 28.40 28.39 61.00 67.00 57.00 60.00 64.00 57.00 61.00 68.00 EbS

                                                          + 19 28.48 28.52 28.50 28.46 28.47 55.00 59.00 57.00 65.00 58.00 56,50 54.50 67.50 EbS

20 28.52 28.55 28.57 28.48 28.46 55.50 57.00 56.00 55,00 56,50 55,00 55.00 62.00 SSE

1

2 Ebs

2 E

7

0.00

1 EbN

3 EbS

4

0.04

21

+

21 28.46 28.52 28.50 28.44 28.43 53.00 57.00 55.50 52.00| 55.00] 54.30 52.50 59.00 EDN

22 28.44 28.49 28.45 28.39 28.29 53.00 55.00 57.00 52.00 56:00? 50.00 52:50; 60:50

J

4 E

3 E

1 E

1

0.00

Fog drizzling rain; 7 A.M. fine, cloudy

throughout.

Fine hazy throughout.

Fine cloudy until 1 P.M.; then dense fog throughout; 5 30 P.M. strong wind from East.

Dense fog. until 9.30 A.M.; then thick -passing fog; 1 P.M. fine throughout. Dense fog until noon; then fine hazy

throughout.

4 SEBS

3 E

3 SSE

0.00

Dense fog until 9.30 A.M.; then fine

hazy throughout

2

0.00

Dense wet fog until 1 P.M.; then fine

cloudy throughout.

NOTICE.

? NOTICE.

A

SPECIAL SESSIONS of the Supreme Court

Meeting of Creditors, to be held before the said Registrar, on the Twenty-ninth day of January,

in its Criminal Jurisdiction will be held Que thousgud Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, Mis authorized to sign our Firm per pro-

on Monday, the 1st February, 1889, at 10 A.M.

By order of the Court

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

at Three of the clock in the afternoon precisely, at the said Court.

Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee.

At the Meeting, the said Registrar will receive the proofs of the Debts of the Creditors, and the Creditors may choose an Assigne or Assignees

NOTICE-CHARLES COLLINS, of Victoria, of the Bankrupt's. Estate and Effects.

in the Colony of Hongkong, second Clerk

in the agistracy, having been adjudged Bank-

All persons Laving in their possession any of the Effects of the said Bankrupt must deliver

rupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bank-them to the said Official Assignee, and all Debts

   rupter fed in this Court on the Thirtieth day of Dember, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixtight, is hereby required to surrender himself to Williar Hastings Alexander Esquire, ' the Registrar of the said Court, at the rst

-

due to the Bankrupt must be paid to the said Official Assignee. ***

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 16th January, 1869.

ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

NOTICE.

"R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG

MR.W MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad-

mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co.

1869.

Hongkong, 1st January,

*

32

T

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD JANUARY, 1869.

NOTICE.

NOTICE. HE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG TENGERD DEACON in our Firm ceased interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES

WILHELM SCHWEMANN and of Mr. Ru- DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR

on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

DEACON & Co,

?

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

WILES SEN, MS. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr.THEnter nor in our Firm cease on the HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL-

ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

MR.

rized to sign our Firm in Foochow.

GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

30th June last.

Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to gign-our Firm in Hongkong and

China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co. Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES THE undersigned, having been appointed

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, BATAVIA, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, S?EZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, MARSEILLES,

ALSO,

BOMBAY, PONDICHERRY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE Company's Steam-ship "TIGRE,"

BOLLEVE, will leave

for the above places, with Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, on Monday, the 25th instant, at 9 A.M.

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.

Cargo will be received on board until 4 P.M. of the 24th Instant, Specie and Parcels until 5 P.M. of the 24th Instant. (Parcels are not to be

Agents for the above Company at this Port, Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

GILMAN & Co. Agents. Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE Copartnership heretofore existing be-

siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT.

G. A. F. NORRIS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &C. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

NOTICE.

sent on board; they must be left at the Agency's M for us by procuration,

R. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign

Office.)

For Particulars regarding Freight and Pas- sage, apply at the Company's Office, Hongkong. CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES

ARE REQUIRED.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

NOTICE.

E have this day established ourselves at

WE

T

THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED. Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

NOTICE.

have this day established myself as a Public Accountant, Average Adjuster, and General Commission Agent.

C. LANGDON DAVIES. 2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

NOTICE.

this Port as Merchants and Commission I HAVE this day established myself at this

Agents under the firm of

KRUMMENACHER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

J. KRUMMENACHER. R. R?DECKER.

Office, No. 12, Stanley Street.

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the

A amount of all Claims admitted by the

Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January, next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees

which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED- WARD FORD DUNCANSON, and Mr. WIL- LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

Port as General Commission Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

R. R. WESTALL. Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

NOTICE.

ceased on

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. FER-

30th April last.

The business will in future be conducted under, the style and firm of

ROBERTSON & Co

in which Mr. PETER GABAIN has been admit- ted a Partner.

NISSEN &

ROBERTSON.

Ningpo, 9th May, 1868. ?

NOTICE.

HE THE interest and responsibility of Mr. FRAN- CIS PARRY and Mr. THOMAS SMITH in our firm ceased on 31st December, 1867, from which date the Partners are Mr. CHARLES WILSON MURRAY, Mr. ARTHUR SMITH, and Mr. THOMAS PYZE.

BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 16th June, 1868.

NOTICE

EMIL VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH

become this day

our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., bath ere and at Canton.

HAGEDORN & Co. Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

TH

NOTICE.

THE Undersigned have been appointed Agents at this Port for the Liverpool Underwriters' Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and responsibility of Mr. A. D. MITCHELL in our Firm ceased on the 31st

day of December, 1867.

A. FERGUSON & Co.

Hongkong, 3rd January, 1868.

NOTICE.

use in our Firm ceased on the 1st day THE interest and responsibility of Mr. A. FER-

of November, 1866.

A. FERGUSON & Co.

The business will henceforth be carried on un- der the same name by the undersigned.

A. D. MITCHELL J. D. MEYERS. HENRY FEHRS.

Hongkong, 16th December, 1867.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

THE

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

THE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES " will be removed on the 15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 30th May, 1868.

FOR SALE.

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Lists of Entries for all the Races, Blank Pages for Bettings, and

Three complete sets of Tables for Sweep. Neatly printed on Thick White Paper quite suitable for penci, writing and bound in Cloth.

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FOR SALE.

ANGLO-CHINESE CALENDAR

FOR 1869;

containing also, Revised Tables of Postage and the Date of Arrivals of English Mails from 1864 to 1868.

Tables shewing the proposed movements of the Contract Steamers of the P. & O. S. N. Co. during 1869.

Victoria Peak Signal Cards.

Vols. I & II of the Ordinances of Hongkong.

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Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 5.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH JANUARY, 1869.

VOL. XV.

PROCLAMATION.

No. 1.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDonnell.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable The Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 10 of 1868, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, and to enable the Justices of the Peace to grant Licenses for the Sale of Fermented and Spirituous Liquors by Hotel Keepers, Restaurateurs and Confectioners:

   Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 30th Day of January, 1869.

No. 11.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Despatch from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, relative to the Most Distinguished Order of SAINT MICHAEL AND SAINT GEORGE, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1869.

Hongkong.

DOWNING STREET, 8th December, 1868.

   SIR, The QUEEN has had occasion to observe that the constant progress of the British Empire in population, wealth and enterprise and the increased opportunities thus happily afforded to Her Subjects of rendering effective services to their Sovereign and their Country, have in some respects outgrown Her Majesty's means of recognizing those services in a fitting manner. You are aware that with the object of supplying that deficiency it was found requisite in the year 1847 to enlarge and modify the ancient Order of the Bath, and more recently that Her Majesty has been pleased to create a new Order of Knighthood-the Star of India,-for the reward of services rendered in relation to Her Indian Empire. The sphere of usefulness and eminence which is now open in the British Colonies is so varied and extensive as to render it, ir. Her Majesty's judgment, advisable that to them, as to India, a special form of distinction should be appropriated.

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Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 5.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH JANUARY, 1869.

VOL. XV.

PROCLAMATION.

No. 1.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDonnell.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable The Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 10 of 1868, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, and to enable the Justices of the Peace to grant Licenses for the Sale of Fermented and Spirituous Liquors by Hotel Keepers, Restaurateurs and Confectioners:

   Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 30th Day of January, 1869.

No. 11.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Despatch from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, relative to the Most Distinguished Order of SAINT MICHAEL AND SAINT GEORGE, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1869.

Hongkong.

DOWNING STREET, 8th December, 1868.

   SIR, The QUEEN has had occasion to observe that the constant progress of the British Empire in population, wealth and enterprise and the increased opportunities thus happily afforded to Her Subjects of rendering effective services to their Sovereign and their Country, have in some respects outgrown Her Majesty's means of recognizing those services in a fitting manner. You are aware that with the object of supplying that deficiency it was found requisite in the year 1847 to enlarge and modify the ancient Order of the Bath, and more recently that Her Majesty has been pleased to create a new Order of Knighthood-the Star of India,-for the reward of services rendered in relation to Her Indian Empire. The sphere of usefulness and eminence which is now open in the British Colonies is so varied and extensive as to render it, ir. Her Majesty's judgment, advisable that to them, as to India, a special form of distinction should be appropriated.

34

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1869.

   For this purpose Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to sanction such a modification of the Statutes of the Order of ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE, originally instituted by King GEORGE III in connection with His Majesty's Mediterranean Possessions; and now presided over by a Prince of the Blood Royal, together with such an enlargement of its numbers as will render it available as a reward of distinguished merit or services in any part of Her Majesty's Colonial Possessions.

   I annex, for publication in the Colony under your Government, copies of so much of the new Statutes as prescribes the qualifications for admission into the Order and the number of the Knights.

The QUEEN is confident that this measure will be received by Her Subjects as an evidence of the importance which Her Majesty attaches to Her Colonial Dominions as integral parts of the British Empire, of Her constant interest in their progress, and of Her desire that services of which they are the scene or the occasion may not pass without adequate and appropriate recognition.-I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient humble Servant,

Governor

SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B.,

BUCKINGHAM & CHANDOS.

Sc.,

&c.,

&c.

Order to contain Three Classes of Knights Grand Cross, Knights Commanders, and Companions.

First Class to comprise

[25] Knights Grand Cross.

Second Class to

comprise [60] Knights Commanders.

Third Class to comprise [100] Companions. Qualifications of persons eligible for admission into the Order.

Extract from the Statutes of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, dated the 4th December, 1868.

It is Ordained, that this Most Patent mentioned, to be Styled and

Distinguished Order shall contain Three Classes, as in Our said Letters-

Designated respectively-

KNIGHTS GRAND CROSS,

KNIGHTS COMMANDERS, and COMPANIONS.

It is Ordained, that the First Class, or Knights Grand Cross, shall not exceed Twenty-five in Number.

It is Ordained, that the Second Class, or Knights Commanders, shall not exceed Sixty in Number.

It is Ordained, that the Third Class, or Companions, shall not exceed One hundred in Number.

It is Ordained, that the Persons to be admitted into this Most Distinguished Order, shall be such natural-born Subjects of Our Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as may have held, or shall hereafter hold, High and Confidential Offices within any of Our Colonial Possessions, or such Other natural-born Subjects of Our Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as may have held, or shall hereafter hold, High and Confidential Offices, or may render Extraordinary and Important Services to Us as Sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in relation to any of Our Colonial Possessions, or who may become eminently Distinguished therein by their Talents, Merits, Virtues, Loyalty, or Services, or who now are, or hereafter may be, appointed Officers of this Most Distin- guished Order.

No. 8.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The subjoined Schedules of Balances of Intestate Estates are 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 Ordinance No. 6 of 1854.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd January, 1869.

SCHEDULE of UNCLAIMED BALANCES of INTESTATE ESTATES of Persons who have been dead for Five Years and upwards, lying in the Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 31st December, 1868.

NAME.

George Rogers,

Robert Sharp,

Parker Bradstreet,

William Martin,

?

Joseph Green,

DATE OF DEATH.

AMOUNT..

REMARKS,

23rd May,

1863,

$365.10a Administration granted

6th July,

1863.

8th July,

1863,

10th August,

1803,

12.35 C.25

Do.

3rd September, 1863.

Do..

19th September, 1863.

10th September, 1863,

34.15

Do.

19th September, 1863.

22nd November, 1863,

1.03

Do.

8th January,

1864.

4th December, 1863,

-80.35

Do.

8th January, 1864.

Thomas Anderson,

(a) This amount is the Share of the Residue belonging to the Widow.

W. H.-ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1869.

37

  10. Playing in the Licensed Houses shall not commence before 6 A.M. and shall cease at 11 P.M., or earlier if so ordered by the Officer administering the Government.

  11. Not more than 7 per cent discount shall be claimed by the Proprietor of any House on the Gains of the Players.

12. No Proprietor of a Licensed House or Person connected therewith shall on any account give money or articles of value directly or indirectly to any Person in Government employ either by way of reward, bribe, gratuity, or payment for service.

13. No Persons other than those of the Chinese, Malay, and Indian Races, shall be, unless authorised thereto under these Regulations, permitted to enter any of the said Licensed Houses.

14. All Licensed Houses within these Regulations shall be closed as hitherto on Sundays, and no Play allowed therein on any pretext under pain of forfeiture of License and Deposit Money.

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

No. 109.

Approved in Council,

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Notice is hereby given that on and after Monday, the 21st day of September, it has been ordered by the Governor in Council, under Section 18 of Ordinance No. 9 of 1867, that no European, American, Portuguese, Foreigner, or Individual not of Chinese, Indian, or Malay races, shall be admitted into any of the Licensed Play Houses in Hongkong.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th September, 1868.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CROWN RENTS.

   Crow Lessees are reminded that the period allowed to pay into the Treasury the Rents due on the 25th December last, expired on the 15th instant, and the Treasurer requests immediate payment of the outstanding arrears.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 19th January, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FREDK. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

   Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates, are informed that the Rates are payable in advance during and within the month of January, for the First Quarter of the Year 1869.

   After the 31st Instant, Rates not paid are recoverable under Section 4 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1867.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

FRED?. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER,

Baro- meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

meter.

Self Iregistering.

Baro- meter.

Thermo-

meter.

Min.

Max.

January

""

24a8a8

23

30.03

65

30.04

68

57

24

30.04

67

30.07

68

65

25

30.02

68

30.07

64

63

26

30.19

65

30.19

62

56

27

30.28

64

30.33

62

55

28

30.25

63

30.22

64

56

29

"

30.22

64

30.20

63

57

RRRRSRR

72

30.04

67

73

29.01

67

70

30.07

68

70

30.20

66

67

30.27

65

70

30.21

65

70

30.19

66

38

DATE.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY,

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

1869.

BAROMETER.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

HYDROMETER.

THERMO METER.

WINDS.

RAIN.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self Registering.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Max.

NOON.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

6 P.M.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

1869.

Jan. 23 28.28 28.32 28.33 28.24 28.23 59.50 63.00 61.50 59.00 62.00 61.00 55.00 64.00 S?E

3 SbE

3 SE

5

0.00

""

A

""

2428.27 28.33 28.30 28.26 28.24 62.50 63.50 C3.50 62.00 63.00 62.00 62.00 64.50 SE 25 28.29 28.32 28.34 28.29 28.39 63.50 59.50 59.00 63.00 59.00 58.00 59.50 64.50 SbE 26 28.40 28.44 28.44 28.41 28.40, 53.50 52.50 52.00 53.00 52.00] 50.00 52.00 59.50 N?E

4 SbE

5 SE

5

0.00

Thick passing fog throughout.

Dence fog throughout.

4 WbN

3 ENE

5 NbE

3

0.00

Do.

4 E

4

0.15

Rain past night; fog until 1 P.M.; then

passing fog throughout.

?

??

27 28.45 28.52 28.51 28.45 28.45, 51.50 52.50 52.00 51.00 52.00 51.00 51.00] 54.50 E

28 28.47 28.49 28.48 28.43 28.43 51.00 54.00 56.50 51.00 53.50 55.50 50.50 54.00 EbN

29 28.42 28.44 28.47 28.46 28.46, 55.50 58.00 59.00 55.00 57.50 56.50 54.00 59.50 E

1

5 EbN

5 EbN

3

0.04

Fog until 11 A.M.; passing fog through-

out.

3 ENE

2 ESE

1

0.03

!

Thick passing fog; 9 A.M. fine very

hazy throughout.

3 SSE

3 E

2

0.00

Dense fog until 1 P.M.; then fine

throughout.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers.

Barrelet Mons. 1

Chatain, Monsr. 1

Cuinnier, V.

Monsr.

1

Ernst, H. J.

Anderson, J.M.

1

Egan, Edward 2

Aqua, John

1

Cerutti,

Ewing, Mr. A.

Assiter, Wm.

I

1

Ermenegildo,

1

Clarke, R.

5-bks.

D., Sigr.

Brown, Fred.

1

Chow John

Becker, H.

1

Barrrington,

W. H. Sir,

Bevis, W. H.

(Chinaman)

Carvalho, A. F.1 Cusimio,

Fracnk Jules?

1

Monsr.

Fort Gisselle,

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 29th January, 1869.

Letters, Papers,

Anckberlay, Esq.1 Allen, W. T.

(R.N.) } 1

Abbott, G. E. 1 Aurenche, Leon 2

Culliford, F. W. 2

Pietro B.

Letters. Papers

Devison, Thos.} (Engineer) Dominique, P. 2

1

Letters. Papers.

Asencio Pastorius, John 1

Joseph Thomas, E.D.

Mrs. Tan, Nicolas

Monsr.

Urquhart, D.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Hamelin, Monsr.1 Hart, W. T. Haswell, Ralph 1 Howard, H. S.

?

1

Owen Thcs.

1

6

Pazza, Jose

}

4

Johnston, H.

1

Trour. Wm. Tapson, John Thomas, F. Monsr. Thompson,

1

1

1

Pritchett, J.

Keir, Wm.

6

Panigati, F.

1

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Pike, John

1

Keefe, Jeremiah? 2

Pratt, Frank

1

Kirkwood, D.

1

?

Price, Chs. D.

1

Kyle, David

3

Peter Smith

1

Koss. F.

1

1

Simon Monsr. (

Mademoiselle S

Blain, David

1

Crutchley,

Fyfe Barr & Co.

1

Lamberto, F.

1

Begenones, F. 1

(Boiler

Busch, Isaak

1

Maker)

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk.

Byars, Andro L. 1

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

Gerry, E. J.

Boyd, C. R.,}

Baugh, Wm.

(Engineer))

Bariletti, Frank 1

Braddon, H. E.

8

10

Christophe,

Gardner, S. W. 1

Nicolas

Ghirardi,

1

Monsr.

Giovanni

2

Chouson, Au-

Green, J. P.

1

Brown, Ann&

Mary, Misses

1

Brown, O.

1

gustine,

Monsr. Carleton,Gor-

ham S.

Giovanni, L.

1

Bretton, Wm.

1

Cooper, D.,

Hawley, Jas. H. 3 Hodson, R. Capt.1 Havelberg,

Browne, J. E.

1

(Solicitor)

ans Kreybich

Bowen, Frank

Hackorf, Bernardo

1

Boutfol, Monsr. 1

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5

Harrison, J. F. 2

Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. Brown, John

Dhall, S. W.

1

Hamilton, W.

1

Davies, Arthur 1

H. B.

1

Dense, Fred.

1

Hutter, Georges I

Bernard, J. J. 1

Dean, W. H.

1

Hill, A.

1

Shegnles, Wm. 1

Smith, Thomas 2-bks.

Smith, Alex.

Sinclair, John 1 Schultz, Claus 1

Sigr.

Vigano, Davide 1 Volkman, W. M. 1

Williams,

Thomas Warden, J. L. Willson, Johu? (Seaman) Walters Alfred Walker, A.

Monsr. Wilson, D. D. Williams, Isa-

bella, Mrs. Wolff, A. Wais, Rosine Madame Wiggens, Chs. 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 29th January, 1869.

Leungman, L.

1

Rosenbaum, Isidorl

Rusteberg, Andr.1

Robinson, Geo.S.2 Reid, Thos.

Vuceti, Nicolo?

Mong, Petter

1

Robinson, W. O.

1

McFarlane,

Robertolo, Jo?o 1

Wm.

(Engineer.).

Ritchie, James 1

Rey, Joseph

1

?

Mutti, C.

2

1

Meazza, F.

1

Sunter, Thomas 3

Millar, Archibald4

Marques, A. M. 1

Moren, Monsr. 1 Martin, E. Miss 1 Meehan, James)

Spencer, William2

1

2

Simpson, J. B. 1

M. D. Morrison, Miss

Stone, Gco. W. 2

1

Schenck, Geo. R. 1

Sage, N.

Nonque, Monsr. 3

Smith, E. C.

1

Norkett, Al-

fred (Seaman)}

Letters, Papers.

Adeline

2

1

Competitor

Letters. Papers

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Esk

1

Kelso

1

1 Old England

Agnes Banfield 5

1

City of Quebec 6

King of Italy

1

Orphens

2

Admiral de Rinter2

Cimbeline

3

Fanny Nicholson2

1

Klipper

1

Onrust

3

Sir Jemsetjee

Family Sultan

1

Alexandra

Corea

1

Formica

2

Lady Alice

1

Ophir

1

1

Seringapatan

1

Ada

Conqueror

4 1

Famsworth

2

Lodore

5

Solent

1

Annetta

1

Amoor

Chalgrove Chusan

Fanny Smail

1

Lord Raglan

1

St. Croix

1

1

Ferdinand

1.

Lucie

2

Pegasus

Anita

Carmeline

1

Lady Luiza

1

Parajero

2

St. Magnus

4

Stanley

1

Avon

2

Caroline

2

Glenroy

Lydia Helton

Palm Tree

1

1

Sarah Nicholson 1

Prudhoe

Asphodel

2

Catherine

Golden Dragon 2

Louisa

3

Aurelie

1

Chondor

Glaneur

1

Lady Belmore 1

Pacific

1

2

Pactole

2

Theresa

2

1

Akbar

3

Chieftain

1

Guinevere

2

Latona

4

Prospereti

1

Three Brothers 1

Abanda

1-

Constance

1

Amalia

Cornwallis

1

Henrietta

Mataura

2

Psyche

Tamaris

1

1

Pantalon

1

Albert

2

Confucius

1

Henri IV.

Mirage

Ty Hoong

1

3

Atma

1

Cresswell

1

Henry Melvill 1

Peter

1

Taunton

2

Martha

Alexandre

Colleen Bawn 1

Henry Grenfell 9

Muture

1

Altona

1

Chine & Havane 1

Havelock

3

3

Modaration

2

Queen's Own

1

Asa Eldridge

1

Harriet

1

Mary Goodell

1

A. W. Stevens

Dawer Family 1

Hope

Maud Ellen

1

Antares

Diamond

1

1

Morning Star

Rachel

4

3

1

Westminster

West Australian & Wilhemina

Wallaroo

2

2

1

412

Resolute

1

Aurora

1

Demon

1

India Empire

Mongol

1

Witch. of the

River Eden

7

Annie Grey

Drydens

1

1

Invincible

1

Monkchester

Wave

Appellin?

Douglas

Indian

1

Mary Mildred

Race Horse

1

Ann Adamson 1

Ironsides

1

Rantilope

West Derby

2

1

Wm. Wilson

1

Ann

Estafette

Nil Desperandum1

Andrew Jackson!

Ella Gladstone 1

Jeanne Alice

Navarino

Samuel

Emelie

Jalawar

2

Niphon

3

Stricher

5-

Bessie

Evangeline

7

2

Jacoba Cornelia 1

Niagara

Shooting Star

141

Wm. G. Russell 3 Water Lily

1

Blue Jacket

Ellen

1

Noorbrubrand 1

San Francisco 1

2 1

  of Jersey Banjan Belted Will Burra Noorfol

Esperanza

1

Kate

Nelley

2

1

6

Eliza Elsa Edouard Marie 1

1

Kedar

3

NayworthCastlel

Kim Yean Choon1 Kellor

Sarah Anderson4 St. Clare Shunlee

Young England 1 Yvonne Yokohama

1

Zoe

1

Old Dominion 3

1

Ziba

Salavar

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

Ships of War, 29th January, 1859.

Letters. Papers.

Argus

Meeanee

Letters. Papers.

13

Melville

3

Letters Papers.

8

Letters. Papers.

1. Princess Charlotte15 1

Salamis

Letters. Papers.

5

Letters. Paps.

38

DATE.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY,

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

1869.

BAROMETER.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

HYDROMETER.

THERMO METER.

WINDS.

RAIN.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self Registering.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Max.

NOON.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

6 P.M.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

1869.

Jan. 23 28.28 28.32 28.33 28.24 28.23 59.50 63.00 61.50 59.00 62.00 61.00 55.00 64.00 S?E

3 SbE

3 SE

5

0.00

""

A

""

2428.27 28.33 28.30 28.26 28.24 62.50 63.50 C3.50 62.00 63.00 62.00 62.00 64.50 SE 25 28.29 28.32 28.34 28.29 28.39 63.50 59.50 59.00 63.00 59.00 58.00 59.50 64.50 SbE 26 28.40 28.44 28.44 28.41 28.40, 53.50 52.50 52.00 53.00 52.00] 50.00 52.00 59.50 N?E

4 SbE

5 SE

5

0.00

Thick passing fog throughout.

Dence fog throughout.

4 WbN

3 ENE

5 NbE

3

0.00

Do.

4 E

4

0.15

Rain past night; fog until 1 P.M.; then

passing fog throughout.

?

??

27 28.45 28.52 28.51 28.45 28.45, 51.50 52.50 52.00 51.00 52.00 51.00 51.00] 54.50 E

28 28.47 28.49 28.48 28.43 28.43 51.00 54.00 56.50 51.00 53.50 55.50 50.50 54.00 EbN

29 28.42 28.44 28.47 28.46 28.46, 55.50 58.00 59.00 55.00 57.50 56.50 54.00 59.50 E

1

5 EbN

5 EbN

3

0.04

Fog until 11 A.M.; passing fog through-

out.

3 ENE

2 ESE

1

0.03

!

Thick passing fog; 9 A.M. fine very

hazy throughout.

3 SSE

3 E

2

0.00

Dense fog until 1 P.M.; then fine

throughout.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers.

Barrelet Mons. 1

Chatain, Monsr. 1

Cuinnier, V.

Monsr.

1

Ernst, H. J.

Anderson, J.M.

1

Egan, Edward 2

Aqua, John

1

Cerutti,

Ewing, Mr. A.

Assiter, Wm.

I

1

Ermenegildo,

1

Clarke, R.

5-bks.

D., Sigr.

Brown, Fred.

1

Chow John

Becker, H.

1

Barrrington,

W. H. Sir,

Bevis, W. H.

(Chinaman)

Carvalho, A. F.1 Cusimio,

Fracnk Jules?

1

Monsr.

Fort Gisselle,

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 29th January, 1869.

Letters, Papers,

Anckberlay, Esq.1 Allen, W. T.

(R.N.) } 1

Abbott, G. E. 1 Aurenche, Leon 2

Culliford, F. W. 2

Pietro B.

Letters. Papers

Devison, Thos.} (Engineer) Dominique, P. 2

1

Letters. Papers.

Asencio Pastorius, John 1

Joseph Thomas, E.D.

Mrs. Tan, Nicolas

Monsr.

Urquhart, D.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Hamelin, Monsr.1 Hart, W. T. Haswell, Ralph 1 Howard, H. S.

?

1

Owen Thcs.

1

6

Pazza, Jose

}

4

Johnston, H.

1

Trour. Wm. Tapson, John Thomas, F. Monsr. Thompson,

1

1

1

Pritchett, J.

Keir, Wm.

6

Panigati, F.

1

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Pike, John

1

Keefe, Jeremiah? 2

Pratt, Frank

1

Kirkwood, D.

1

?

Price, Chs. D.

1

Kyle, David

3

Peter Smith

1

Koss. F.

1

1

Simon Monsr. (

Mademoiselle S

Blain, David

1

Crutchley,

Fyfe Barr & Co.

1

Lamberto, F.

1

Begenones, F. 1

(Boiler

Busch, Isaak

1

Maker)

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk.

Byars, Andro L. 1

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

Gerry, E. J.

Boyd, C. R.,}

Baugh, Wm.

(Engineer))

Bariletti, Frank 1

Braddon, H. E.

8

10

Christophe,

Gardner, S. W. 1

Nicolas

Ghirardi,

1

Monsr.

Giovanni

2

Chouson, Au-

Green, J. P.

1

Brown, Ann&

Mary, Misses

1

Brown, O.

1

gustine,

Monsr. Carleton,Gor-

ham S.

Giovanni, L.

1

Bretton, Wm.

1

Cooper, D.,

Hawley, Jas. H. 3 Hodson, R. Capt.1 Havelberg,

Browne, J. E.

1

(Solicitor)

ans Kreybich

Bowen, Frank

Hackorf, Bernardo

1

Boutfol, Monsr. 1

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5

Harrison, J. F. 2

Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. Brown, John

Dhall, S. W.

1

Hamilton, W.

1

Davies, Arthur 1

H. B.

1

Dense, Fred.

1

Hutter, Georges I

Bernard, J. J. 1

Dean, W. H.

1

Hill, A.

1

Shegnles, Wm. 1

Smith, Thomas 2-bks.

Smith, Alex.

Sinclair, John 1 Schultz, Claus 1

Sigr.

Vigano, Davide 1 Volkman, W. M. 1

Williams,

Thomas Warden, J. L. Willson, Johu? (Seaman) Walters Alfred Walker, A.

Monsr. Wilson, D. D. Williams, Isa-

bella, Mrs. Wolff, A. Wais, Rosine Madame Wiggens, Chs. 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 29th January, 1869.

Leungman, L.

1

Rosenbaum, Isidorl

Rusteberg, Andr.1

Robinson, Geo.S.2 Reid, Thos.

Vuceti, Nicolo?

Mong, Petter

1

Robinson, W. O.

1

McFarlane,

Robertolo, Jo?o 1

Wm.

(Engineer.).

Ritchie, James 1

Rey, Joseph

1

?

Mutti, C.

2

1

Meazza, F.

1

Sunter, Thomas 3

Millar, Archibald4

Marques, A. M. 1

Moren, Monsr. 1 Martin, E. Miss 1 Meehan, James)

Spencer, William2

1

2

Simpson, J. B. 1

M. D. Morrison, Miss

Stone, Gco. W. 2

1

Schenck, Geo. R. 1

Sage, N.

Nonque, Monsr. 3

Smith, E. C.

1

Norkett, Al-

fred (Seaman)}

Letters, Papers.

Adeline

2

1

Competitor

Letters. Papers

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Esk

1

Kelso

1

1 Old England

Agnes Banfield 5

1

City of Quebec 6

King of Italy

1

Orphens

2

Admiral de Rinter2

Cimbeline

3

Fanny Nicholson2

1

Klipper

1

Onrust

3

Sir Jemsetjee

Family Sultan

1

Alexandra

Corea

1

Formica

2

Lady Alice

1

Ophir

1

1

Seringapatan

1

Ada

Conqueror

4 1

Famsworth

2

Lodore

5

Solent

1

Annetta

1

Amoor

Chalgrove Chusan

Fanny Smail

1

Lord Raglan

1

St. Croix

1

1

Ferdinand

1.

Lucie

2

Pegasus

Anita

Carmeline

1

Lady Luiza

1

Parajero

2

St. Magnus

4

Stanley

1

Avon

2

Caroline

2

Glenroy

Lydia Helton

Palm Tree

1

1

Sarah Nicholson 1

Prudhoe

Asphodel

2

Catherine

Golden Dragon 2

Louisa

3

Aurelie

1

Chondor

Glaneur

1

Lady Belmore 1

Pacific

1

2

Pactole

2

Theresa

2

1

Akbar

3

Chieftain

1

Guinevere

2

Latona

4

Prospereti

1

Three Brothers 1

Abanda

1-

Constance

1

Amalia

Cornwallis

1

Henrietta

Mataura

2

Psyche

Tamaris

1

1

Pantalon

1

Albert

2

Confucius

1

Henri IV.

Mirage

Ty Hoong

1

3

Atma

1

Cresswell

1

Henry Melvill 1

Peter

1

Taunton

2

Martha

Alexandre

Colleen Bawn 1

Henry Grenfell 9

Muture

1

Altona

1

Chine & Havane 1

Havelock

3

3

Modaration

2

Queen's Own

1

Asa Eldridge

1

Harriet

1

Mary Goodell

1

A. W. Stevens

Dawer Family 1

Hope

Maud Ellen

1

Antares

Diamond

1

1

Morning Star

Rachel

4

3

1

Westminster

West Australian & Wilhemina

Wallaroo

2

2

1

412

Resolute

1

Aurora

1

Demon

1

India Empire

Mongol

1

Witch. of the

River Eden

7

Annie Grey

Drydens

1

1

Invincible

1

Monkchester

Wave

Appellin?

Douglas

Indian

1

Mary Mildred

Race Horse

1

Ann Adamson 1

Ironsides

1

Rantilope

West Derby

2

1

Wm. Wilson

1

Ann

Estafette

Nil Desperandum1

Andrew Jackson!

Ella Gladstone 1

Jeanne Alice

Navarino

Samuel

Emelie

Jalawar

2

Niphon

3

Stricher

5-

Bessie

Evangeline

7

2

Jacoba Cornelia 1

Niagara

Shooting Star

141

Wm. G. Russell 3 Water Lily

1

Blue Jacket

Ellen

1

Noorbrubrand 1

San Francisco 1

2 1

  of Jersey Banjan Belted Will Burra Noorfol

Esperanza

1

Kate

Nelley

2

1

6

Eliza Elsa Edouard Marie 1

1

Kedar

3

NayworthCastlel

Kim Yean Choon1 Kellor

Sarah Anderson4 St. Clare Shunlee

Young England 1 Yvonne Yokohama

1

Zoe

1

Old Dominion 3

1

Ziba

Salavar

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

Ships of War, 29th January, 1859.

Letters. Papers.

Argus

Meeanee

Letters. Papers.

13

Melville

3

Letters Papers.

8

Letters. Papers.

1. Princess Charlotte15 1

Salamis

Letters. Papers.

5

Letters. Paps.

A

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH JANUARY, 1869.

NOTICE. SPECIAL SESSIONS of the Supreme Court, in its Criminal Jurisdiction, will be held on Monday, the 1st February, 1869, at 10 A.M. By order of the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

NOTICE.

HE SPECIAL SESSIONS of the Supreme THE

Court, in its Criminal Jurisdiction, is post- poned until Thursday, the 4th February, 1869, at 10 A.M.

By order of the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

NOTIFICATION.

Copy of the JURY LIST for 1869, will be

A posted on Monday, the 1st proximo, at

the Supreme Court House for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies, omissions, objections, &c., must be given in writing to the Registrar, on or hefore Monday, the Fifteenth day of February, 1869, in accordance with the provisions of Sec- tion 8 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BAKRUPTCY. ?OTICE.—CHARLES COLLINS, of Victoria,

in the Magistracy, having been adjudged Bank- rupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bank- ruptcy filed in the Supreme Court on the Thirtieth day of December, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-eight, a Public Sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his discharge, will be held before the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, Hongkong, on the Twenty-sixth day of February, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, at Eleven of the clock in the fore- noon precisely.

   At this Meeting, proofs of the Debts of the Creditors will be received.

Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee.

Supreme Court House,

MR

Hongkong, 30th January, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW is authorized to sign our Firm per pro- curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

M

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG and MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

   MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

TH

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG WILHELM SCHWEMANN and of Mr. Ru- DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

    Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIus have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, `Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. Ed- WARD FORD DUNCANSON, and Mr. WIL- LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 20th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last:

       GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

A

?

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January,

next.

-

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

Mrized to sign our Firm in Foochow.

GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES

on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

DEACON & Co.

NOTICE. HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL-

30th June last.

Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co. Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

UNIVERSAI. MARINE INSURANCE

THE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Company at this Port, Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

GILMAN & Co. Agents. Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

THE

NOTICE.

IIE Copartnership heretofore existing be- tween the undersigned carrying on bu- siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT.

G. A. F. NORRIS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &C. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

MR.

I

NOTICE.

NOTICE.

39

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. FER --

30th April last.

The business will in future be conducted under the style and firm of

ROBERTSON & Co.

in which Mr. PETER GABAIN has been admit- ted a Partner.

NISSEN & ROBERTSON.

Ningpo, 9th May, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. FRAN-

our firm ceased on 31st December, 1867, from which date the Partners are Mr. CHARLES WILSON MURRAY, Mr. ARTHUR SMITH, and Mr. THOMAS PYKE

BIRLEY & Co.

Hongkong, 16th June, 1868.

MR

NOTICE.

R. EMIL VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH KIRCHHOFF become this day Partners in our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., both here and at Canton.

HAGEDORN & Co. Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

THE

NOTICE.

HE Interest and responsibility of Mr. A. D. MITCHELL in our Firm ceased on the 31st

day of December, 1867.

A. FERGUSON & Co.

Hongkong, 3rd January, 1868.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. A. FER- GUSON in our Firm ceased on the 1st day of November, 1866.

A. FERGUSON & Co.

The business will henceforth be carried on un- der the same name by the undersigned.

A. D. MITCHELL. J. D. MEYERS. HENRY FEHRS.

Hongkong, 16th December, 1867.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

??

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

"}

THE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES' will be removed on the 15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 30th May, 1868.

FOR SALE.

POCKET RACE BOOKS,

containing:

Lists of Entries for all the Races,

Blank Pages for Bettings, and Three complete sets of Tables for Sweep. Neatly printed on Thick White Paper quite

R. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign suitable for pencil writing and bound in Cloth.

for us by procuration.

THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED. Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

NOTICE.

have this day established myself as a Public Accountant, Average Adjuster, and General Commission Agent.

I

C. LANGDON DAVIES. 2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port. as General Commission Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

R. R. WESTALL. Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE Undersigned have been appointed Agents

Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

PRICE, $1 EACH. Adply to

NORONHA & SONS.

FOR SALE.

ANGLO-CHINESE CALENDAR

FOR 1869;

containing also, Revised Tables of Postage and the Date of Arrivals of English Mails from 1864 to 1868.

Tables shewing the proposed movements of the Contract Steamers of the P. & O. S. N. Co.

during 1869.

Victoria Peak Signal Cards.

Vols. I & II of the Ordinances of Hongkong.

NORONHA & SONS. Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

Printed and Published by NORONHA & SONS, Printers to Hongkong Government, OSWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

·

DIE

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MON

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 6.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

VOL. XV.

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Decision of the Marine Court of Inquiry into the Loss of the British Steamer Reiver in the South Preparis Channel in the Bay of Bengal, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

FINDING.

    From the absence of the Officers and Crew of the Reiver, the Court has been unable to cross examine them on the various points necessary to the obtaining a proper conclusion as to the loss of that ship in the South Preparis Channel in the Bay of Bengal on the 19th September last.

The Court has heard the statement of the Master, WILLIAM CLIFFORD, and from it they cannot but decide that the Reiver was lost through the negligence of Mr. CLIFFORD in not taking the necessary precautions to ascertain the position of his ship when an island was sighted at about 4.20 a.m., 19th September; and in not reducing the speed of the Vessel when navigating a dangerous Channel.

SENTENCE.

of the

The Court hereby adjudges, that the Certificate of Competency of WILLIAM CLIFFORD (Hongkong No. 207) be suspended for Eighteen Months from the date of the loss of the Reiver; viz. the 19th September, 1868.

Given under our hands, at Hongkong, this 26th Day of January, 1869.

Confirmed,

C. MAY, 1st Police Magistrate.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbor Master, &c. JAMES P. DUNCANSON, Unofficial Justice of the Peace. A. OVERBURY, Masters, Mercantile Marine. W. N. GILLSON,

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

1st February, 1869.

No. 13.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Convictions under the "Cargo Boat Ordinance," No. 15 of 1860, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

DIE

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MON

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 6.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

VOL. XV.

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Decision of the Marine Court of Inquiry into the Loss of the British Steamer Reiver in the South Preparis Channel in the Bay of Bengal, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

FINDING.

    From the absence of the Officers and Crew of the Reiver, the Court has been unable to cross examine them on the various points necessary to the obtaining a proper conclusion as to the loss of that ship in the South Preparis Channel in the Bay of Bengal on the 19th September last.

The Court has heard the statement of the Master, WILLIAM CLIFFORD, and from it they cannot but decide that the Reiver was lost through the negligence of Mr. CLIFFORD in not taking the necessary precautions to ascertain the position of his ship when an island was sighted at about 4.20 a.m., 19th September; and in not reducing the speed of the Vessel when navigating a dangerous Channel.

SENTENCE.

of the

The Court hereby adjudges, that the Certificate of Competency of WILLIAM CLIFFORD (Hongkong No. 207) be suspended for Eighteen Months from the date of the loss of the Reiver; viz. the 19th September, 1868.

Given under our hands, at Hongkong, this 26th Day of January, 1869.

Confirmed,

C. MAY, 1st Police Magistrate.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbor Master, &c. JAMES P. DUNCANSON, Unofficial Justice of the Peace. A. OVERBURY, Masters, Mercantile Marine. W. N. GILLSON,

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

1st February, 1869.

No. 13.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Convictions under the "Cargo Boat Ordinance," No. 15 of 1860, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

42

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

CONVICTIONS under Ordinance No. 15 of 1860, for the Year ending 31st December, 1868.

NAME OF PARTIES TO THE SUIT.

OFFENCE.

SENTENCE.

REMARKS.

DATE.

1868.

Mar. 12th, R. at complaint of R. Reed, Inspector of Cargo- boats, European, Plaintiff.

39

""

""

Chun Akun, Boatman, Chinese, Defendant.

16th, R. at complaint of M. Poulsen, Assistant Messrs.

John Burd & Co., European, Plaintiff.

Ho Aty, Master of Cargo-boat No. 182, Chinese,

Defendant.

21st, R. at complaint of Inspector Daly, European,

Plaintiff.

1. Wong Ayow, 2. Wong Afook,

3. Foo Choo Chin,

4. Chun Assow, 5. Wong Afook, 6. Wong Alook,

12. Chow Alye, 13. Lew Achun,

7. Chun Afoo,

8. Cheang Awo,

9. Heong Apen, 10. Cheang Sin Man, 11. Lo Ayip,

Boatmer,

14. Chun Chow Tow,

15. Leong Akum,

|

16. Yip Ayow, 17. Ho Awan,

18. Nee Kum Ching,

Boatwomen,

Chinese, Defendants.

21st, R. at complaint of Inspector Daly, European,

Plaintiff.

1. Tam Asing,

2. Chun Akwong, 3. Lin Aho,

4. Ho Teetce,

8. Kwok Asing,

9. Kwok Ayung,

10. Lo Aman,

11. Yip Atsin,

12. Chow Aching,

5. Yip Ayung,

6. Pangasing, 7. Wong Amoon,

Boatmen,

13. Chun Achoy, 14. Kwok Atom, 15. Chnn Ayung, 16. Chun Achow,

17. Lee Amoon,

On 11th instant, for plying a 2nu class Cargo-boat without a Li-

cense.

On 15th March, being the person in charge of Cargo-boat No. 182, did unlawfully have certain false fittings in the said Cargo- boat for the purpose of fraudu- lently concealing goods therein. And further did then and there feloniously steal, take, and carry away, and conceal within the said false fittings, 53 catties of Copper, the property of Messrs. John Burd & Co.

On 21st March, for plying their Cargo-boats for hire in the Harbor without being duly li- censed by the Registrar General.

On 21st March, for plying their Cargo-boats for hire in the Har- bor, without being duly licensed by the Registrar General.

Fined $10, in default Fine paid.

one month's im- prisonment.

To be imprisoned for

one month with hard labor, and the Cargo-boat forfeited.

Fined $5 cach, in de-

fault 21 days' hard. labor.

Fined $5 each, in de-

fault 21 days' hard labor.

Fine paid by,

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8,9,10,12, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18th De- fendants.

Fines paid.

""

Boatwomen,

Chinese, Defendants.

30th, R. at complaint of Inspector Daly, European,

Plaintiff.

1. Leong Ahoy, Boatman.

2. Chun A'ng,

3. Kwok Apoey,

4. Cheong Asee,

5. Leong 'Ng Pak,

6. Lo Ayin,

7. Choy Achoo, 8. Chong Akew,

Boatwomen,

Chinese, Defendants.

April 3rd, R. at complaint of R. Reed, Inspector of Junks

and Cargo-boats, European, Plaintiff. Yip Kunitai, Boatman, Chinese, Defendant.

""

14th, R. at complaint of Inspector Daly, European,

Plaintiff.

1. Chung Afook,

2. Wong Pa Choy, 3. Wong F?k, 4. Leong Sung,

Boatmen,

5. Wong Chat Su, 6. Chun Sai Mai, 7. Lo Foo,

Boatwomen, Chinese, Defendants.

Sept. 30th, R. at complaint of Inspector Daly, European,

Plaintiff.

Ho Ying Choi, Boatman of Cargo-boat No. 181,

Chinese, Defendant.

On 30th March, for plying their Cargo-boats in the Harbor, without having been duly li- censed by the Registrar General.

On 28th March last, for plying a Cargo-boat in the Harbor, with- out a License.

On April 14th, for plying their Cargo-boats in the Harbor, without having been duly ii- censed by the Registrar General.

On 17th September, for having a false bulkhead in his Cargo-boat registered as No. 181, for the fraudulent concealment of goods.

Fined $5 each, in de- fault 7 days' hard labor.

Fined $5, in default Fine paid.

10 days' impri- sonment.

Fined $5 each, in de- fault 7 days' hard labor.

To be imprisoned for one month with hard labor, and the Boat forfeited.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 11th January, 1869.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbor Master, &c.

No. 14.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

43

  The following List of Masters and Mates who have passed their Examinations before the Board of Examiners provided by Ordinance No. 17 of 1860, between the 1st of July, 1867, and the 31st of December, 1868, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

LIST of MASTERS and MATES who have passed their Examination between the 1st July, 1867, and 31st December, 1868.

DATE.

NO. OF CER-

TIFICATE.

NAMES.

July

1867.

"

11

""

2012

267

J. R. Baker,

268

H. Vahland,

Second Mate. Master.

269

J. Bourne,

Do.

270

-J. B. Atkinson,

?

""

18

271

C. R. Moe,

August

3

272

D. N. Winters,

??

20

273

"

Amadie Loiseau,

?

31

274

>>

A. G. Cary,

Do.

First Mate.

Do.

Do.

Master.

September 23

275

C. L. Baker,

24

276

""

J. E. Punchard,

28

277

E. Perks,

October

24

278

F. Milsom,

Do.

First Mate.

Master.

First Mate.

November 15

279

Carl Kock,

22

280

A. G. Webster,.

""

28

281

""

J. C. Crefting,

30

282

""

W. Marden,

Master.

Do.

Do.

Do.

December 12

283

W. Kirby,

28

284

J. A. Kock,

1868.

January 17

285

C. W. Brice,

21

286

G. W. Clark,.

February 25

287

John Reynolds,.

March

4

288

A. Winsor, Jr.,

13

289

C. J. Alford,

First Mate.

Master.

First Mate. Master. Only Mate. Master.

First Mate.

"

April

2

290

J. C. Russell,

""

June

736

291

B. T. Knight,

292

E. Tappy,

293

R. Greenwood,

Do.

Do.

Do.

Only Mate.

July

4

294

G. C. Anderson,

295

"

R. Flooy,

296

""

O. R. Young,

First Mate.

Master.

Second Mate.

14

297

W. A. Wetherall,

Master.

?

""

August 3

298

J. Knowles,

Do.

4

299

J. Hamlin,

Do.

""

12

300

F. W. Schutze,

Do.

""

13

301

P. J. Buesnel,

Do.

September 15

302

G. Robertson,

Do.

October 10

303

A. Andresson,

Do.

November 14

304

H. W. McNutt,

20

305

""

J. B. Carpenter,

25

306

""

R. S. Stewart,

27

307

M..P. Olsen,

""

December

9

308

F. Crighton,

12

309

""

A. Spence,..

Only Mate.

Master. Only Mate. First Mate. Do. Master.

RANK.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

?

Harbor Master, &c.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 12th January, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified for general information that henceforward closed Mails for the United Kingdom will be made up at this Office and forwarded to London by the United States Mail Packets vi? San Francisco.

Correspondence intended to be forwarded by this route must be addressed "vi? San Francisco." Letters, Newspapers, Books and Patterns, will be liable to the same rates of postage as those sent by the British Mail Packets via Southampton, viz. :-

No. 14.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

43

  The following List of Masters and Mates who have passed their Examinations before the Board of Examiners provided by Ordinance No. 17 of 1860, between the 1st of July, 1867, and the 31st of December, 1868, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

LIST of MASTERS and MATES who have passed their Examination between the 1st July, 1867, and 31st December, 1868.

DATE.

NO. OF CER-

TIFICATE.

NAMES.

July

1867.

"

11

""

2012

267

J. R. Baker,

268

H. Vahland,

Second Mate. Master.

269

J. Bourne,

Do.

270

-J. B. Atkinson,

?

""

18

271

C. R. Moe,

August

3

272

D. N. Winters,

??

20

273

"

Amadie Loiseau,

?

31

274

>>

A. G. Cary,

Do.

First Mate.

Do.

Do.

Master.

September 23

275

C. L. Baker,

24

276

""

J. E. Punchard,

28

277

E. Perks,

October

24

278

F. Milsom,

Do.

First Mate.

Master.

First Mate.

November 15

279

Carl Kock,

22

280

A. G. Webster,.

""

28

281

""

J. C. Crefting,

30

282

""

W. Marden,

Master.

Do.

Do.

Do.

December 12

283

W. Kirby,

28

284

J. A. Kock,

1868.

January 17

285

C. W. Brice,

21

286

G. W. Clark,.

February 25

287

John Reynolds,.

March

4

288

A. Winsor, Jr.,

13

289

C. J. Alford,

First Mate.

Master.

First Mate. Master. Only Mate. Master.

First Mate.

"

April

2

290

J. C. Russell,

""

June

736

291

B. T. Knight,

292

E. Tappy,

293

R. Greenwood,

Do.

Do.

Do.

Only Mate.

July

4

294

G. C. Anderson,

295

"

R. Flooy,

296

""

O. R. Young,

First Mate.

Master.

Second Mate.

14

297

W. A. Wetherall,

Master.

?

""

August 3

298

J. Knowles,

Do.

4

299

J. Hamlin,

Do.

""

12

300

F. W. Schutze,

Do.

""

13

301

P. J. Buesnel,

Do.

September 15

302

G. Robertson,

Do.

October 10

303

A. Andresson,

Do.

November 14

304

H. W. McNutt,

20

305

""

J. B. Carpenter,

25

306

""

R. S. Stewart,

27

307

M..P. Olsen,

""

December

9

308

F. Crighton,

12

309

""

A. Spence,..

Only Mate.

Master. Only Mate. First Mate. Do. Master.

RANK.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

?

Harbor Master, &c.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 12th January, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified for general information that henceforward closed Mails for the United Kingdom will be made up at this Office and forwarded to London by the United States Mail Packets vi? San Francisco.

Correspondence intended to be forwarded by this route must be addressed "vi? San Francisco." Letters, Newspapers, Books and Patterns, will be liable to the same rates of postage as those sent by the British Mail Packets via Southampton, viz. :-

44

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6?? FEBRUARY, 1869.

For Letters, 24 cents per half ounce.

For each Newspaper not exceeding 4 ounces, 4 cents: For a Packet of Books or Patterns, 8 cents per 4 ounces.

The Postage must in all cases be paid in advance; Correspondence not fully prepaid will be sent. vi? Suez.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1869.

No. 11.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

The following Despatch from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, relative to the Most Distinguished Order of SAINT MICHAEL AND SAINT GEORGE, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1869.

Hongkong.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

DOWNING STREET, 8th December, 1868. SIR,-The QUEEN has had occasion to observe that the constant progress of the British Empire in population, wealth and enterprise and the increased opportunities thus happily afforded to Her Subjects of rendering effective services to their Sovereign and their Country, have in some respects You are aware that outgrown Her Majesty's means of recognizing those services in a fitting manner. with the object of supplying that deficiency it was found requisite in the year 1847 to enlarge and modify the ancient Order of the Bath, and more recently that Her Majesty has been pleased to create a new Order of Knighthood--the Star of India,--for the reward of services rendered in relation to Her Indian Empire. The sphere of usefulness and eminence which is now open in the British Colonies is so varied and extensive as to render it, in Her Majesty's judgment, advisable that to them, as to India, a special form of distinction should be appropriated.

   For this purpose Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to sanction such a modification of the Statutes of the Order of ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE, originally instituted by King GEORGE III in connection with His Majesty's Mediterranean Possessions; and now presided over by a Prince of the Blood Royal, together with such an enlargement of its numbers as will render it available as a reward of distinguished merit or services in any part of Her Majesty's Colonial Possessions.

   I annex, for publication in the Colony under your Government, copies of so much of the new Statutes as prescribes the qualifications for admission into the Order and the number of the Knights.

   The QUEEN is confident that this measure will be received by Her Subjects as an evidence of the importance which Her Majesty attaches to Her Colonial Dominions as integral parts of the British Empire, of Her constant interest in their progress, and of Her desire that services of which they are the scene or the occasion may not pass without adequate and appropriate recognition.-I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient humble Servant,

Governor

SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDonnell, C.B.,

Order to contain Three Classes of Knights Grand Cross, Knights Commanders, and Companions.

First Class to comprise

[25] Knights Grand Cross.

Second Class to

 comprise [60] Knights Commanders.

Third Class to comprise [100] Companions. Qualifications of persons eligible for admission into the Order.

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

BUCKINGHAM & CHANDOS.

Extract from the Statutes of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, dated the 4th December, 1868.

Ir is Ordained, that this Most

Distinguished Order shall contair Three Classes, as in Our said Letters-

Patent mentioned, to be Styled and Designated respectively-

KNIGHTS GRAND CROSS,

KNIGHTS COMMANDERS, and COMPANIONS.

It is Ordained, that the First Class, or Knights Grand Cross, shall not exceed Twenty-five in Number.

It is Ordained, that the Second Class, or Knights Commanders, shall not exceed Sixty in Number.

It is Ordained, that the Third Class, or Companions, shall not exceed One hundred in Number.

It is Ordained, that the Persons to be admitted into this Most Distinguished Order, shall be such natural-born Subjects of Our Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as may have held, or shall hereafter hold, High and Confidential Offices within any of Our Colonial Possessions, or such Other natural-born Subjects of Our Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as may have held, or shall hereafter hold, High and Confidential Offices, or may render Extraordinary and Important Services to Us as Sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Pritain and Ireland, in relation to any of Our Colonial Possessions, or who may become eminently Distinguished therein by their Talents, Merits, Virtues, Loyalty, or Services, or who now are, or hereafter may be, appointed Officers of this Most Distin- guished Order.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6?? FEBRUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

47

Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates, are informed that the Rates are payable in advance during and within the month of January, for the First Quarter of the Year 1869.

   After the 31st Instant; Rates not paid are recoverable under Section 4 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1867.

FREDK. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers. Barrelet Mons. 1

(R.N.)

} 1

Chatain, Monsr. 1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 6th February, 1869.

Anckberlay, Esq.1 Allen, W. T.

Letters. Papers

Devison, Thos. ? (Engineer) Dominique, P. 2

1

Hutter, Georges 1 1 Hill, A.

Hamelin, Monsr. 1

Letters. Papors.

Letters. Papers.

Mazer, Bowen

Watson McDermott,

Lets. Paps Schultz, Claus 1 Sinith, Petter

1

Abbott, G. E.

1

Cuinnier, V.

Aurenche, Leon 2

1

Hart, W. T.

1

Druk L.

1

Monsr.

Ernst, H. J.

1

Anderson, J.M.

Haswell, Ralph 1

Culliford, F. W. 2

1

Aqua, John

1

Cerutti,

Egan, Edward 2 Ewing, Mr. A.

1

Howard, H. S.

Owen, Thcs.

Ortlepp, C.

Assiter, Wm.

1

Pietro B.

Azevedo, Ma-

Chow John

1

Brown, Fred. Becker, H.

1

} 1

(Chinaman)

Cusimio,

Simon Monsr.

Carvalho, A. F.

Fort Gisselle,

Barrrington,

W. H. Sir, Bevis, W. H. Blain, David

Begenones, F. 1

(Boiler

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

Christophe,

Nicolas

tchley,

Maker)

Ermenegildo, D., Sigr.

Fraenk Jules

Monsr.

Mademoiselle

}

Johnston, H.

1

Keir, Wm.

6

1

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Pritchett, J.

1

Kirkwood, D.

1

Kyle, David

3

Pike, John

Fyfe Barr & Co.

1

Koss. F.

1

Pratt, Frank

Kydd, Thomas 2

Guycnet, Monsr.1-bk.

Gerry, E. J.

1

Lamberto, F. 1

Busch, Isaak

1

Monsr.

Ghirardi,

Byars, Andro L. 1

Chouson, Au-

Gardner, S. W. 1

Giovanni}

Leungman, L.

1

Boyd, C. R.,

10

gustine,

Green, J. P.

1

(Engineer)

Monsr.

Giovanni, L.

Mong, Petter McFarlane,

1

Robinson, W. O.

Ritchie, James 1

1

Bariletti, Frank 1

Carleton, Gor-

Galbraith, Archd.2

Wm.

(Engineer.)

Rey, Joseph1

Baugh, Wm.

2

ham S.

Goodlake,

Braddon, H. E.

Mary, Misses

Brown, O.

1

Brown, Ann&1

Bretton, Wm. 1 Bowen, Frank Boutfol, Monsr. 1 Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. 1 Bernard, J. J. 1

Dean, W. H. 1

Cooper, D.,

(Solicitor) Cruz & Co.,

Edward

3

5

Mutti, C.

1

Sunter, Thomas 3

1

Meazza, F.

Shegnles, Wm. 1

Millar, Archibald4

Hawley, Jas. H. 3

Marques, A. M. 1

Spencer, William2

Messrs. D. J

Hodson, R. Capt.1

Havelberg,

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5

1

ans Kreybich

Dhall, S. W.

1

Hackorf, Bernardo

1

Davies, Arthur 1

Harrison, J. F. 2 -

Dense, Fred.

Hamilton, W.

1

H. B.

1

me A. S.

Moren, Monsr. 1 Martin, E. Miss 1

Meehan, James}

Morrison, Miss Menezes, Cos-

}

1

Smith, Thomas 2-bks.

Smith, Alex. Simpson, J. B. 1 Stone, Gco. W. 2 Schenck, Geo. R. 1 Sage, N.

Trour, Wm. Thomas, F. Monsr.

Thompson, Joseph Thomas, E.D.

Mrs. Tan, Nicolas

Monsr.

Urquhart, D. Vuceti, Nicolo? 1

Sigr.

Vigano, Davide 1 Volkman, W. M. 1

Williams,

Thomas Warden, J. L.

} 2

Willson, John?

1

(Seaman) Walters Alfred 1 Walker, A.

Monsr. Wilson, D. D. Williams, Isa-

bella, Mrs. Wolff, A. Wetherall, W. A 1

}

1

Whiteley, Georgel

1

1

1

1

Pazza, Jose

Asencio

Pastorius, Jolin 1

34 }

2

1

Panigati, F. 1

1

1

Rosenbaum, Isidorl

Rusteberg, Andr.1 Robinson, Geo.S.2 Reid, Thos.

1

1

1

Smith, E. C.

1

Sinclair, John 1

Letters. Papors.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers

2 1

Competitor

Agnes Banfield 5

1

City of Quebec 6

3

Admiral de Rinter2

Cimbeline

3

Edouard Marie 1 Esk Excelcior

1

3

1

Alexandra

4.

Corea

1

Edith Banfield 1

Ada

1

Conqueror 4 1

Annetta

1

Chalgrove 2

Fanny Nicholson2

1

Amoor

1

Chusan

Formica

2

Adeline

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 6th February, 1869.

Old Dominion 3;

St. Clare Shunlee Salavar

Sir Jemsetjee}

Family Sultan

Seringapatan

Lets. Paps.

1

Letters. Papers.

Kate

1

Kedar

3

Kim Yean Choon 1

Letters. Papers. Noorbrubrand 1 Nelley Nayworth Castlel

2

Kellor

1

Kelso

1

3

King of Italy

1

Old England

Klipper

Orphens

1

Anita

2

Carmeline

1

Famsworth

2

Avon

2

Caroline

2

Fanny Smail

1

Lady Alice

Onrust

3

Solent

Lodore

Ophir

1

1

St. Croix

1

Asphodel

2

Catherine

Ferdinand

Aurelie

Chondor

1

Akbar

3

Chieftain

1

Glenroy

Lord Raglan Lucie

Ocean Bride 1

1

St. Magnus

4

2

Ocean Queen

Abanda

Constance

Amalia

1

Cornwallis 1

Golden Dragon 2 Glaneur

Lady Luiza

Theresa

2

1

1

Lydia Helton

Pegasus

Three Brothers 1

Louisa

3

Parajero

2

Tamaris

Albert

2

Confucius

1

Atma

1

Cresswell

Alexandre

Colleen Bawn

Guinevere

Henrietta

Lady Belmore 1

Palm Tree

1

2

Ty Hoong

1

Prudhoe

1

Taunton

Latona

6

Pacific

1

1

Timore

1

Altona

Chine & Havane 1

Henri IV.

Mataura

1

Pactole

Asa Eldridge

Chrysies

A. W. Stevens

Chinhoy

Antares

1

Henry Melvill

Henry Grenfell Havelock

3

2 CO

Mirage Martha

3

Prospereti

Westminster

1

Psyche

1

3 Muture

Pantalon

2

Aurora

1

Dawer Family 1

Harriet

1

Modaration 2

Peter

1

Annie Grey

1

Diamond

1 1

Hope

Appellina

1

Demon

1

Harriet Ewingl

Mary Goodell Maud Ellen

1

1

Queen's Own

1

Ann Adamson 2

Drydens

2

1

Morning Star 1

Ann

Douglas

India Empire 1

Mongol

Rachel

4

3

Co

Andrew Jackson 1

Invincible

1

Monkchester

1

Resolute

1

Amoy

Estafette

1

Indian

Mary Mildred

1

River Eden

7

1

Amacree

Ella Gladstone 1

1

Ironsides

Mercado

Race Horse

1

West Australian 8 Wilhemina 2 Wallaroo

Witch of the

Wave

West Derby

}

3

Wm. Wilson 1

Wm. G. Russell 3

Water Ly 1 Woosung

1

412

Emelie

Minoka

Rantilope

Bessie

Evangeline

Blue Jacket

of Jersey

}

Ellen

7- 1

2

??

2

Esperanza

Banjan

Burra Noorfol 1

Eliza Elsa

Jeanne Alice 4 Jalawar

2 Jacoba Cornelia 1 Joseph Hambro 1. Johann Smeedt r

Nil Desperanduml Navarino Niphon Niagara

5

3

Sauel Stricher

Shooting Star

ON LO

224

San Francisco 1

Yvonne Yokoham

Ziba

1

1

Young England 1

1

1

??

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

Ships of War, 6th February, 1869.

Letters. Papers.

Lotters. Paars.

Argus

9 Leven

Mecanee Melville

Letters Papers.

13

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Taps.

2 Princess Charlotte18 1 Rinaldo

Salamis

5

Silvia.

1

"

48

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6?? FEBRUARY, 1869.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, Praya West.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Baro-

Thermo-

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min:

Max.

January

30

30.21

65

30.19

63

57

-70

30.19

65

31

30.18

63

30.16

64

60

69

30.15

64

February

1

30.04

64

29.99

63

57

68

29.98

66

2

30.00

66

30,00

63

59

70

30.00

67

29.97

66

29.95

61

58

68

29.90

67

29.95

67

29.92

71

60

73

29.91

70

""

10

30.00

66

30.04

59

56

73

30.06

66

""

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

THERMO-

WINDS.

RAIN.

?

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M. NOON. 6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

9 A.M.

DATE.

1869.

Jan. 30

""

6 A.M.

BAROMETER.

9 A.M.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

HYDROMETER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB,

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

28.43 28.47 28.48 28.47| 28.40′ 54.00|5 6.00] 54,00) 54,00| 56.00| 54.50 54.00| 59.50 NE

31 28.47 28.50, 28,38| 28,33] 28.33, 53,50] 54,50| 54.00| 52,00| 54,50 54.00 52.50| 58.50 ENE

Feb. 128.34 28.28 28.25 28.23 28.20 57.00] 60.00] 62.00| 56.50| 59,50| 61.00 55.00 61.00 Eb N

3 NE

4 E

2 ENE

4 E

4

0.00

3

0.00

4 SSE

5 S

R

5

0.00

11

228.24 28.32 28.30 28.23 28.24 60.50 61,00| 58.00] 60,50| 61.00| 57,50 60.50 63,50 SbW

328.30 28.25 28.20 28.17 28.19] 54.50 60.00 65.00 54,50| 60.00| 65,00 54.50] 62.00 EbS

2 S

2 ESE

co

0.04

6 SbW

3 S

7

0.25

4)

!

4 28.30 28.28 28.25 28.19 28.19 60,50| 66,00| 65.50| 60,00| 65.50| 65,00 60.00] 66.00 SW

5 SSW

4 SW

6

0.40

""

5 28.22 28.27 28.26 28.23 28.26 52.00 60.00| 51.00 52.00| 59.00| 50.50 51.00 61.00 NNW

4 NNW

5 NbW

3

0.28

7

N

In re FRANCIS HAYWOOD LANE, late of the Agra and Masterman's Bank, deceased. "OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin, and all other Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above named party, de- ceased, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on Friday, the Nineteenth day of February, A.D. 1869; 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.

A

By the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

NOTIFICATION.

Copy of the JURY LIST for 1869, will be posted on Monday, the 1st proximo, at the Supreme Court House for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies, omissions, objections, &c., must be given in writing to the Registrar, on or before Monday, the Fifteenth day of February, 1869, in accordance with the provisions of Sec- tion 8 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTJY.

N

OTICE.-CHARLES COLLINS, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, second Clerk in the Magistracy, having been adjudged Bank- rupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bank- ruptcy filed the Supreme Court on the Thirtieth day of December, One thousand Eight kundred and Sixty-eight, ? Public Sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his discharge, will be held the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, Hongkong, on the Twenty-sixth day of February, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, at Eleven of the clock in the fore- noon precisely.

ore

At this Meeting, proofs of the Debts of the Creditors will be received.

Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignce.

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 30th January, 1869.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, PONDICHERRY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

T

HE Company's Steam-ship "CAM - BODGE," Commandant DESFAUDAIS, will leave this Port for the above places, with Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, on Thurs- day, the 25th instant, at 2 P.M.

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.

Cargo will be received on board until 4 P.M. of the 24th Instant, Specie and Parcels until 5 P.M. of the 24th Instant. (Farcels are not to be sent on board; they must be left at the Agency's Office.)

For Particulars regarding Freight and Pas- sage, apply at the Company's Office, Hongkong. CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE REQUIRED.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent. Hongkong, 2nd February, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG

DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

Dense fog until 1 P.M.; then fine over-

cast throughout.

Dense wet fog throughout.

Do.

Do.

Rain past night; dense fog all day; 3 P.M. strong wind from South throughout.

Rain past night; dense fog with strong gusts of wind at intervals all day. Rain past night; fog until 10 A.M.; then fine overcast throughout.

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

MR. ARTHUR W to sign our Firm per pro-

curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG

MR and MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad-

mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

T

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED- WARD FORD DUNCANSON, and Mr. WIL- LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

A

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January,

next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

Mrized to sign our Firm in Foochow.

GILMAN & Co. Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

"

48

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6?? FEBRUARY, 1869.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, Praya West.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Baro-

Thermo-

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min:

Max.

January

30

30.21

65

30.19

63

57

-70

30.19

65

31

30.18

63

30.16

64

60

69

30.15

64

February

1

30.04

64

29.99

63

57

68

29.98

66

2

30.00

66

30,00

63

59

70

30.00

67

29.97

66

29.95

61

58

68

29.90

67

29.95

67

29.92

71

60

73

29.91

70

""

10

30.00

66

30.04

59

56

73

30.06

66

""

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

THERMO-

WINDS.

RAIN.

?

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M. NOON. 6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

9 A.M.

DATE.

1869.

Jan. 30

""

6 A.M.

BAROMETER.

9 A.M.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

HYDROMETER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB,

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

28.43 28.47 28.48 28.47| 28.40′ 54.00|5 6.00] 54,00) 54,00| 56.00| 54.50 54.00| 59.50 NE

31 28.47 28.50, 28,38| 28,33] 28.33, 53,50] 54,50| 54.00| 52,00| 54,50 54.00 52.50| 58.50 ENE

Feb. 128.34 28.28 28.25 28.23 28.20 57.00] 60.00] 62.00| 56.50| 59,50| 61.00 55.00 61.00 Eb N

3 NE

4 E

2 ENE

4 E

4

0.00

3

0.00

4 SSE

5 S

R

5

0.00

11

228.24 28.32 28.30 28.23 28.24 60.50 61,00| 58.00] 60,50| 61.00| 57,50 60.50 63,50 SbW

328.30 28.25 28.20 28.17 28.19] 54.50 60.00 65.00 54,50| 60.00| 65,00 54.50] 62.00 EbS

2 S

2 ESE

co

0.04

6 SbW

3 S

7

0.25

4)

!

4 28.30 28.28 28.25 28.19 28.19 60,50| 66,00| 65.50| 60,00| 65.50| 65,00 60.00] 66.00 SW

5 SSW

4 SW

6

0.40

""

5 28.22 28.27 28.26 28.23 28.26 52.00 60.00| 51.00 52.00| 59.00| 50.50 51.00 61.00 NNW

4 NNW

5 NbW

3

0.28

7

N

In re FRANCIS HAYWOOD LANE, late of the Agra and Masterman's Bank, deceased. "OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin, and all other Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above named party, de- ceased, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on Friday, the Nineteenth day of February, A.D. 1869; 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.

A

By the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

NOTIFICATION.

Copy of the JURY LIST for 1869, will be posted on Monday, the 1st proximo, at the Supreme Court House for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies, omissions, objections, &c., must be given in writing to the Registrar, on or before Monday, the Fifteenth day of February, 1869, in accordance with the provisions of Sec- tion 8 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTJY.

N

OTICE.-CHARLES COLLINS, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, second Clerk in the Magistracy, having been adjudged Bank- rupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bank- ruptcy filed the Supreme Court on the Thirtieth day of December, One thousand Eight kundred and Sixty-eight, ? Public Sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his discharge, will be held the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, Hongkong, on the Twenty-sixth day of February, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, at Eleven of the clock in the fore- noon precisely.

ore

At this Meeting, proofs of the Debts of the Creditors will be received.

Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignce.

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 30th January, 1869.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, PONDICHERRY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

T

HE Company's Steam-ship "CAM - BODGE," Commandant DESFAUDAIS, will leave this Port for the above places, with Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, on Thurs- day, the 25th instant, at 2 P.M.

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.

Cargo will be received on board until 4 P.M. of the 24th Instant, Specie and Parcels until 5 P.M. of the 24th Instant. (Farcels are not to be sent on board; they must be left at the Agency's Office.)

For Particulars regarding Freight and Pas- sage, apply at the Company's Office, Hongkong. CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE REQUIRED.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent. Hongkong, 2nd February, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG

DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

Dense fog until 1 P.M.; then fine over-

cast throughout.

Dense wet fog throughout.

Do.

Do.

Rain past night; dense fog all day; 3 P.M. strong wind from South throughout.

Rain past night; dense fog with strong gusts of wind at intervals all day. Rain past night; fog until 10 A.M.; then fine overcast throughout.

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

MR. ARTHUR W to sign our Firm per pro-

curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG

MR and MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad-

mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

T

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED- WARD FORD DUNCANSON, and Mr. WIL- LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

A

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January,

next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

Mrized to sign our Firm in Foochow.

GILMAN & Co. Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES

THE

NOTICE.

FOR SALE.

49

BENFERD DEACON in our Firm ceased Undersigned have been appointed Agents POCKET RACE BOOKS,

on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

THE

at this Port for the Liverpool Underwriters' Association.

DEACON & Co.

GILMAN & Co. Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL THE TH

LIAM NEILSON in our Firm ceased on the 30th June last.

  Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBEZ OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co. Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

\HE undersigned, having been appointed

at

Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. FER- DINAND NISSEN in our firm ceased on the 30th April last.

The business will in future be conducted under the style and firm of

ROBERTSON & Co.

in which Mr. PETER GABAIN has been admit- ted a Partner.

NISSEN & ROBERTSON.

Ningpo, 9th May, 1868.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. EMIL VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH KIRCHHOFF become this day Partners in our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., both here and at Canton.

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

HAGEDORN & Co. Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

NOTICE.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE Copartnership heretofore existing be-

Ttween the undersigned carrying on bu-

siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

  Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT.

G. A. F. NORRIS.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

  Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &c. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

NOTICE.

?R. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign

Mfor us by procuration.

 THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED. Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

NOTICE.

I have this day established myself as a Public

Accountant, Average Adjuster, and General Commission Agent.

I

C. LANGDON DAVIES.

2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as General Commission Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

R. R. WESTALL.

Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

THE Interest and responsibility of Mr. A. D. MITCHELL in our Firm ceased on the 31st day of December, 1867.

A. FERGUSON & Co. Hongkong, 3rd January, 1868.

THE

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. A. FER- GUSON in our Firm ceased on the 1st day of November, 1866.

A. FERGUSON & Co.

The business will henceforth be carried on un- der the same name by the undersigned.

A. D. MITCHELL

J. D. MEYERS.

HENRY FEHRS.

Hongkong, 16th December, 1867.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

THE

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

HE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES " will be removed on the 15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 30th May, 1868.

containing : Lists of Entries for all the Races, Blank Pages for Bettings, and

Three complete sets of Tables for Sweep. Neatly printed on Thick White Paper quite suitable for pencil writing and bound in Cloth.

PRICE, $1 EACH. Adply to

NORONHA & SONS.

FOR SALE.

ANGLO-CHINESE CALENDAR

FOR 1869;

containing also, Revised Tables of Postage and the Date of Arrivals of English Mails from 1864 to 1868.

Tables shewing the proposed movements of the Contract Steamers of the P. & O. S. N. Co. during 1869.

Victoria Peak Signal Cards.

Vols. I & II of the Ordinances of Hongkong.

NORONHA & SONS.

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING. ARTIES having their own engraved Plates may have VISITING CARDS printed from them, by applying at the Office of

PAR

NORONHA & SONS.

"THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.”

Subscription:

Per Annum, Payable in advance,

For 6 months do.

For 3 do. Extra copies,...

do.

do.

$10.00 .$ 6.00

do.

.$ 4.00

.....each, $ 0.50

Terms of Advertising:

For 5 Lines and under, $1.00}

Each Additional line, $0.20

In Chinese-For 25 Characters for 1st insertion.

and under,

..$1.00

Each Additional character, 4 c.

Repetitions,

...Half price.

Unless otherwise ordered, all advertisements will be repeated until countermanded.

Advertisements intended for insertion should be sent in not later than 3 P.M. on Saturdays.

"Government Gazette" Office,

Hongkong, 6th January, 1869.

Printed and Published by NORONHA & SONS, Printers to Hongkong Government, Oswald's TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

DIEY

SOIT

ET

QUI MA

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 7.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

VOL. XV.

PROCLAMATION.

No. 2.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

  By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 11 of 1868, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to enable the Governor in Council to grant a Pension to WILLIAM QUIN, Esquire, Superintendent of Police:

  Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 13th Day of February, 1869.

No. 3.

--

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

  By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, disallowing Ordinance No. 2 of 1867, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for the Establishment and Regulation of a Naval Yard Police Force :

  Notice is hereby given of the same, and the Provisions of that Ordinance are declared to be null and void, and of no effect.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 13th Day of February, 1869

52

No. 15.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    It is hereby notified that the provisional appointment of The Honorable JAMES BANKS TAYLOR to a Seat in the Legislative Council, during the absence on leave of The Honorable PHINEAS RYRIE, has been approved by the Right Honorable The Secretary of State for the Colonies.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1869.

Νο. 16.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that the Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, has been pleased to appoint WALTER MEREDITH DEANE, Esquire, to be Captain Superintendent of Police, from the 24th Day of July last, vice WILLIAM QUIN, Esquire, retired.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

No. 17.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st January, 1869, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

Oriental Bank Corporation,.

513,584

171,194

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,.

392,969

150,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

309,445

105,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

813,112

350,000

TOTAL,.......

2,029,110

776,194

POLICE NOTIFICATION.

:

    On the 16th, 17th and 18th instant, being the days fixed for the Hongkong Races, Carriages, on those days, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 7 P.M., will drive on the Left or Northern Side of Queen's Road from the Murray Barracks to the Eastern Market. At that point they will turn on to the Praya, and arrive at the Race Course by the Eastern Side of Morrison Hill. The same route is to be observed on returning.

All Chairs are to keep on the Right hand or Southern Side of Queen's Road from the Murray Barracks to the Eastern Market, both when going and returning, and will proceed from the Eastern Market by the Wanchai Road and Gap.

Central Police Barracks, Victoria, 13th February, 1869.

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent of Police.

58 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

No. 109.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    Notice is hereby given that on and after Monday, the 21st day of September, it has been ordered by the Governor in Council, under Section 18 of Ordinance No. 9 of 1867, that no European, American, Portuguese, Foreigner, or Individual not-of Chinese, Indian, or Maiay races, shall be admitted into any of the Licensed Play Houses in Hongkong.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th September, 1868.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates, are informed that the Rates are payable in advance during and within the month of January, for the First Quarter of the Year 1869.

After the 31st Instant, Rates not paid are recoverable under Section 4 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1867.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

FREDK. FORTH, Calonial Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CROWN RENTS.

Crown Lessees are reminded that the period allowed to pay into the Treasury the Rents due on the 25th December last, expired on the 15th instant, and the Treasurer requests immediate payment of the outstanding arrears.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 19th January, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

FRED?. FORTH, Colonial Treasurer.

   It is hereby notified for general information that henceforward closed Mails for the United Kingdom will be made up at this Office and forwarded to London by the United States Mail Packets vi? San Francisco.

Correspondence intended to be forwarded by this route must be addressed "vi? San Francisco." Letters, Newspapers, Books and Patterns, will be liable to the same rates of postage as those sent by the British Mail Packets vi? Southampton, viz. :—

For Letters, 24 cents per half ounce.

For each Newspaper not exceeding 4 ounces, 4 cents. For a Packet of Books or Patterns, 8 cents per 4 ounces.

   The Postage must in all cases be paid in advance; Correspondence not fully prepaid will be sent vi? Suez.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1869.

F. W. MITCHELL,

· Postmaster General.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1869.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- met?r.

Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo

meter.

-Min.

Max.

February

6

30.16

60

30.19

56

49

62

30.17

60

7

30.20

57

30.25

58

48

63

30.21

59

""

8

30.19

59

30.24

61

47

65

30.19

30

""

.9

30.15

60

30.17

64

55

57

30.12

62

??

10

30.15

62

30.17

62

58

68

30.15

64

27

11

30.10

64

30.04

64

61

70

29.98

64

""

12

29.87

69

29.91

70

58

73

29.93

69

""

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

Register at BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

59

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYDROMETER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO- METER.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Self

Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'XOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

Noox.

6 P.M.

Min. Max.

Νουν.

6 A.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NON.

6 P.M.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

9 A.M.

F.

1869.

Feb. 6 28.32 28.39 28.39 28.34 28.36 45.00| 47,00| 46.00] 43.00 45,00 43.05 44.05 55.00 N?E

{

7 28.37 28.43 28.44728.40 28.40 44.05| 52.05 50,00 42.05 49.05 47.05 44.05| 52.05 NNE

828.40 28.45 28.47 28.40 28.39 48.00 52.00 50.05 47.00 50.05 48.00 48.00 55.00 ENE

928.37 28.41 28.41 28.36 28.35 51,00 57.05] 57,00 48.00 56.00 56.05 50.05 60.00 E

?,, 10 28.37 28.42 28.43 28.37 28.37 55.05 59.00 57.00 55.05 59.00 57.00 55.05 59.00 SSE

4 N

3 N

4

0.00

Fine overcast throughout.

4 NE

3 NE

2

0.00

Fine clear throughout.

3 Eb N

3 SE

4 EbN

0.00

Fine very hazy throughout.

3 SE

1

0.00

Fine overcast until 4 P.M.; then dense

3 SE

4 SE

4

0.00

11 28.31 28.35 28.23 28.21 28.20 55.05 57.00 60.00 55.05 57.00 60.00 55.05 60.00 SE

4 SE

5 SED S

Co

6

0.00

Do.

""

12 23.14 28.18 28.15 28.14 28.20 65.00 62.00 61.05 65.00 62.00 60.00 57.00; 66.00 S

6 NNW

3 NNW 3

0.15

fog throughout. Dence fog throughout.

Rlain past night with strong wind ; dense fog until 1 P.M.; then fine clear throughout.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

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

Allen, W. T.

(R.N.)

Barrrington,

Letters. Papers.

1

(Chinaman)

Carvalho, A. F. 1 Cusimio, Simon Monsr.1

Crutchley,

(Boiler Maker)

}

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

Christophe, Nicolas Monsr.

Egan, Edward 2 Ewing, Mr. A. Ermenegildo, D., Sigr.

Fracnk Jules?

Monsr.

}

Fort Gisselle, Mademoiselle S Fyfe Barr & Co.

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Norkett, Alfred 1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

1

Abbott, G. E.

1

Aurenche, Leon 2

Cuinnier, V.

Monsr. Culliford, F. W. 2 Chow John

1

Hart, W. T.

Haswell, Ralph 1 Howard, H. S.

Anderson, J.M.

Owen, Thcs. 1 Ortlepp, C. 1

Aqua, Jolin

Johnston, H.

1

1

Assiter, Wm.

Pastorius, John 1

1

Keir, Wm.

7

Panigati, F.

Becker, H.

1

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Pike, John

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Pratt, Frank

1

Kirkwood, D. 1

W. H. Sir,

Price, Chs. D.

1

Bevis, W. H.

Kyle, David

3

Blain, David

King, T. H.

1

1

Rosenbaum, Isidor1

Gardner, S. W. 1

Begenones, F. 1

Rusteberg, Andr.1

Ghirardi,

Busch, Isaak

Lamberto, F.

1

1

Robinson, Geo.S.1

Giovanni

Byars, Andro L. 1

Latch, J. W.

1

Reid, Thos.

1

Chouson, Au-

Green, J. P.

1

Landers, John 1

Robinson, W. O.

1

Boyd, C. R.,

9

10

gustine,

Giovanni, L.

(Engineer)

Lyons, S.

Ritchie, James 1

Monsr.

Goodlake,

Bariletti, Frank 1

3

5

Baugh, Wm.

Mutti, C.

2

ham S.

Braddon, H. E.

Meazza, F.

1

1

Cooper, D.,

1

Millar, Archibald4

Mary, Misses

(Solicitor)

Rey, Joseph Robinson, Geo. Raimond, T. Roberts, Samuel

1

Cruz & Co.,

2

J. L.

Brown, O.

1

1

Messrs. D.

Bretton, Wm.

1

Clark, Horace F.

Bowen, Frank

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5

1

1

Marques, A. M. 1 Moren, Monsr. 1 Martin, E. Miss 1 Meehan, James

M. D. Morrison, Miss Menezes, Cos-

Davies, Arthur 1 Dean, W. H. Devison, Thos.

H. B.

1

(Engineer) Dominique, P. 2 Davidsen, Louis 1

Hutter, Georges 1 Hill, A.

1 Hamelin,Monsr. 1

Brown, Ann&

Boutfol, Monsr. 1 Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. 1 Bernard, J. J. Barrelet Mons. 1

Bremer, Kamp}

J. J.

Bellem, Jos? L. 2

Adeline

Carleton, Gor-

Dhall, S. W.

Edward

Gernan, P.

(Inspector) Goldschmith,

Hawley, Jas. H. 3 Havelberg,

ans Kreybich Hackorf, Bernardo Harrison, J. F. 2 Hamilton, W.

me A. S. Mazer, Bowen

}

Watson Marshall, Wm. 1

Nouqu?, Monsr. 2

1

Sunter, Thomas 3 Shegnles, Wm. 1 Smith, Thomas 2-bks.

1

Spencer, William2 Smith, Alex. Simpson, J. B. 1 Stone, Geo. W. 3 Schenck, Geo. R. 1 Sage, N. Smith, E. C. Sinclair, John 1 Schultz, Claus. 1

1

12th February, 1869.

Sardinha,

Anto. P.

Trour, Wm. Thomas, F. Monsr. Thompson, Joseph Thomas, E.D.

Mrs.

Tan, Nicolas

Monsr.

Lets. Paps

1

1

1

Tapson, John 1

Urquhart, D.

Vigano, Davide 1 Volkman, W. M. 1 Vucetich, Nicol? 1 Vandenberg,

Frank

}

}2

Williams,

Thomas Warden, J. L. Willson, John 1

(Seaman) Walters Alfred 1 Walker, A. Monsr. Wilson, D. D. 1 Williams, Isa- bella, Mrs.

} 1

}

1

Wolff, A. Whiteley, Georgel

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 12th February, 1869.

Letters. Papors.

Letters. Papers

2 1

Agnes Banfield 4

1

Competitor 1 City of Quebec 6

3

Excelcior Edith Banfield 1

Letters. Papers

3 1

Letters. Papers.

Kedar

Kim Yean Choon 1

Nelley Nayworth Castlel

Letters. Papers.

2

Lets. l'aps.

Shunlee Salavar

2

Admiral de Rinter2

Cimbeline

3

Kellor

1

Alexandra

4

Corea

Ada

Conqueror

Annetta

Amoor

Anita

Avon Asphodel

Chalgrove

Chusan

Carmeline

Caroline

Fanny Nicholson2

Formica

Famsworth Fanny Smail

Kelso

1

3

Old Dominion, 3

King of Italy 1

Old England

1

Klipper

1

Orpheus

2

Ferdinand

Lady Alice

Onrust

3

Family Sultan

Seringapatan Solent

Sir Jemsetjee}

1

1

Lodore

Ophir

1

St. Croix

1

Catherine

Glenroy

Lord Raglan

Ocean Queen

Aurelie

Chondor

Golden Dragon 2

Lucie

2

St. Magnus Saga

1

Akbar

Constance

Glaneur

Lady Luiza

1

Pegasus

1

Abanda

Cornwallis

Guinevere

Amalia

1

Confucius

1

George

NAI

4

Lydia Helton

1

Parajero

Palm Tree

Louisa

3

Albert

Cresswell

4

Lady Belmore 1

Prudhoe

Pacific

Atma

Colleen Bawn

1

Henrietta

Latona

Pactole

Alexandre

Chrysies

1

Henri IV.

1

Mataura

Prospereti

Altona

Chinhoy

1

Henry Melvill 1

Mirage

Asa Eldridge

2

Charlotte

1

Henry Grenfell 9

A. W. Stevens 2

Havelock

3

~ ∞

Martha

1

Muture

Psyche Pantalon Peter

1211-2-IN-

Theresa

2

1

Three Brothers 1

Tamaris

1

Ty Hoong

1

Taunton

2

1

Timore

1

Thomas Edwards 1

Antares

1

Dawer Family 1

Harriet

1

Aurora

1

Diamond

1

Hope

1

Annie Grey

1

Demon

1

Harriet Ewing 1

Modaration Mary Goodell Maud Ellen

Queen's Own

1

Appellina 1

Drydens

2

1

Ann Adamson 2

Douglas

India Empire 1

Morning Star 1 Mongol

Rachel

4

Resolute

1

Ann

1

Invincible

Andrew Jackson 1

Ella Gladstone 1

Indian

1

Amoy

Emelie

4

Ironsides

Amacree

4

Evangeline

7

Ellen

Jeanne Alice

Bessie

Esperanza

1

Jelawar

2

Blue Jacket

of Jersey

} 2

Eliza

Jacoba Cornelia 1

Elsa

2

Joseph Hambro 1

Banjan

Edouard Marie 1 Esk

Johann Smeedt 1 Kate

1

Burra Noorfol

Wm. Wilson

Water Lily

Woosung

Wey iss Castle L

Young England 1

Yvonne Yokohama

Ziba

1 1

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

Ships of War, 12th February, 1839.

Monkchester

1

River Eden

7

1

Mary Mildred

1

Race Horse

1

Mercado

Rantilope

1

Witch of the

3

Wave

West Derby

2

1

Wm. G. Russell 3

1

Westminster 1

West Australian 8 Wilhemina 2 Wallaroo

412

Minoka

Royal Saxon

Nil Desperandum1

Samuel

Navarino

5

Stricher

5

Niphon Niagara

3

Shooting Star

241

1

1

Noorbrubrand 1-

San Francisco 1 St. Clare

Letters. Papers.

Argus

Meeanee

Letters. Papers.

13 2

Melville

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

8 1 Princess Charlotte18 1 Rinaldo

Pearl

2

Letters. Papers.

3

Salamis Silvia.

Letters. Paps.

5 1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

Register at BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

59

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYDROMETER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO- METER.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Self

Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'XOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

Noox.

6 P.M.

Min. Max.

Νουν.

6 A.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NON.

6 P.M.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

9 A.M.

F.

1869.

Feb. 6 28.32 28.39 28.39 28.34 28.36 45.00| 47,00| 46.00] 43.00 45,00 43.05 44.05 55.00 N?E

{

7 28.37 28.43 28.44728.40 28.40 44.05| 52.05 50,00 42.05 49.05 47.05 44.05| 52.05 NNE

828.40 28.45 28.47 28.40 28.39 48.00 52.00 50.05 47.00 50.05 48.00 48.00 55.00 ENE

928.37 28.41 28.41 28.36 28.35 51,00 57.05] 57,00 48.00 56.00 56.05 50.05 60.00 E

?,, 10 28.37 28.42 28.43 28.37 28.37 55.05 59.00 57.00 55.05 59.00 57.00 55.05 59.00 SSE

4 N

3 N

4

0.00

Fine overcast throughout.

4 NE

3 NE

2

0.00

Fine clear throughout.

3 Eb N

3 SE

4 EbN

0.00

Fine very hazy throughout.

3 SE

1

0.00

Fine overcast until 4 P.M.; then dense

3 SE

4 SE

4

0.00

11 28.31 28.35 28.23 28.21 28.20 55.05 57.00 60.00 55.05 57.00 60.00 55.05 60.00 SE

4 SE

5 SED S

Co

6

0.00

Do.

""

12 23.14 28.18 28.15 28.14 28.20 65.00 62.00 61.05 65.00 62.00 60.00 57.00; 66.00 S

6 NNW

3 NNW 3

0.15

fog throughout. Dence fog throughout.

Rlain past night with strong wind ; dense fog until 1 P.M.; then fine clear throughout.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

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

Allen, W. T.

(R.N.)

Barrrington,

Letters. Papers.

1

(Chinaman)

Carvalho, A. F. 1 Cusimio, Simon Monsr.1

Crutchley,

(Boiler Maker)

}

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

Christophe, Nicolas Monsr.

Egan, Edward 2 Ewing, Mr. A. Ermenegildo, D., Sigr.

Fracnk Jules?

Monsr.

}

Fort Gisselle, Mademoiselle S Fyfe Barr & Co.

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Norkett, Alfred 1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

1

Abbott, G. E.

1

Aurenche, Leon 2

Cuinnier, V.

Monsr. Culliford, F. W. 2 Chow John

1

Hart, W. T.

Haswell, Ralph 1 Howard, H. S.

Anderson, J.M.

Owen, Thcs. 1 Ortlepp, C. 1

Aqua, Jolin

Johnston, H.

1

1

Assiter, Wm.

Pastorius, John 1

1

Keir, Wm.

7

Panigati, F.

Becker, H.

1

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Pike, John

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Pratt, Frank

1

Kirkwood, D. 1

W. H. Sir,

Price, Chs. D.

1

Bevis, W. H.

Kyle, David

3

Blain, David

King, T. H.

1

1

Rosenbaum, Isidor1

Gardner, S. W. 1

Begenones, F. 1

Rusteberg, Andr.1

Ghirardi,

Busch, Isaak

Lamberto, F.

1

1

Robinson, Geo.S.1

Giovanni

Byars, Andro L. 1

Latch, J. W.

1

Reid, Thos.

1

Chouson, Au-

Green, J. P.

1

Landers, John 1

Robinson, W. O.

1

Boyd, C. R.,

9

10

gustine,

Giovanni, L.

(Engineer)

Lyons, S.

Ritchie, James 1

Monsr.

Goodlake,

Bariletti, Frank 1

3

5

Baugh, Wm.

Mutti, C.

2

ham S.

Braddon, H. E.

Meazza, F.

1

1

Cooper, D.,

1

Millar, Archibald4

Mary, Misses

(Solicitor)

Rey, Joseph Robinson, Geo. Raimond, T. Roberts, Samuel

1

Cruz & Co.,

2

J. L.

Brown, O.

1

1

Messrs. D.

Bretton, Wm.

1

Clark, Horace F.

Bowen, Frank

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5

1

1

Marques, A. M. 1 Moren, Monsr. 1 Martin, E. Miss 1 Meehan, James

M. D. Morrison, Miss Menezes, Cos-

Davies, Arthur 1 Dean, W. H. Devison, Thos.

H. B.

1

(Engineer) Dominique, P. 2 Davidsen, Louis 1

Hutter, Georges 1 Hill, A.

1 Hamelin,Monsr. 1

Brown, Ann&

Boutfol, Monsr. 1 Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. 1 Bernard, J. J. Barrelet Mons. 1

Bremer, Kamp}

J. J.

Bellem, Jos? L. 2

Adeline

Carleton, Gor-

Dhall, S. W.

Edward

Gernan, P.

(Inspector) Goldschmith,

Hawley, Jas. H. 3 Havelberg,

ans Kreybich Hackorf, Bernardo Harrison, J. F. 2 Hamilton, W.

me A. S. Mazer, Bowen

}

Watson Marshall, Wm. 1

Nouqu?, Monsr. 2

1

Sunter, Thomas 3 Shegnles, Wm. 1 Smith, Thomas 2-bks.

1

Spencer, William2 Smith, Alex. Simpson, J. B. 1 Stone, Geo. W. 3 Schenck, Geo. R. 1 Sage, N. Smith, E. C. Sinclair, John 1 Schultz, Claus. 1

1

12th February, 1869.

Sardinha,

Anto. P.

Trour, Wm. Thomas, F. Monsr. Thompson, Joseph Thomas, E.D.

Mrs.

Tan, Nicolas

Monsr.

Lets. Paps

1

1

1

Tapson, John 1

Urquhart, D.

Vigano, Davide 1 Volkman, W. M. 1 Vucetich, Nicol? 1 Vandenberg,

Frank

}

}2

Williams,

Thomas Warden, J. L. Willson, John 1

(Seaman) Walters Alfred 1 Walker, A. Monsr. Wilson, D. D. 1 Williams, Isa- bella, Mrs.

} 1

}

1

Wolff, A. Whiteley, Georgel

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 12th February, 1869.

Letters. Papors.

Letters. Papers

2 1

Agnes Banfield 4

1

Competitor 1 City of Quebec 6

3

Excelcior Edith Banfield 1

Letters. Papers

3 1

Letters. Papers.

Kedar

Kim Yean Choon 1

Nelley Nayworth Castlel

Letters. Papers.

2

Lets. l'aps.

Shunlee Salavar

2

Admiral de Rinter2

Cimbeline

3

Kellor

1

Alexandra

4

Corea

Ada

Conqueror

Annetta

Amoor

Anita

Avon Asphodel

Chalgrove

Chusan

Carmeline

Caroline

Fanny Nicholson2

Formica

Famsworth Fanny Smail

Kelso

1

3

Old Dominion, 3

King of Italy 1

Old England

1

Klipper

1

Orpheus

2

Ferdinand

Lady Alice

Onrust

3

Family Sultan

Seringapatan Solent

Sir Jemsetjee}

1

1

Lodore

Ophir

1

St. Croix

1

Catherine

Glenroy

Lord Raglan

Ocean Queen

Aurelie

Chondor

Golden Dragon 2

Lucie

2

St. Magnus Saga

1

Akbar

Constance

Glaneur

Lady Luiza

1

Pegasus

1

Abanda

Cornwallis

Guinevere

Amalia

1

Confucius

1

George

NAI

4

Lydia Helton

1

Parajero

Palm Tree

Louisa

3

Albert

Cresswell

4

Lady Belmore 1

Prudhoe

Pacific

Atma

Colleen Bawn

1

Henrietta

Latona

Pactole

Alexandre

Chrysies

1

Henri IV.

1

Mataura

Prospereti

Altona

Chinhoy

1

Henry Melvill 1

Mirage

Asa Eldridge

2

Charlotte

1

Henry Grenfell 9

A. W. Stevens 2

Havelock

3

~ ∞

Martha

1

Muture

Psyche Pantalon Peter

1211-2-IN-

Theresa

2

1

Three Brothers 1

Tamaris

1

Ty Hoong

1

Taunton

2

1

Timore

1

Thomas Edwards 1

Antares

1

Dawer Family 1

Harriet

1

Aurora

1

Diamond

1

Hope

1

Annie Grey

1

Demon

1

Harriet Ewing 1

Modaration Mary Goodell Maud Ellen

Queen's Own

1

Appellina 1

Drydens

2

1

Ann Adamson 2

Douglas

India Empire 1

Morning Star 1 Mongol

Rachel

4

Resolute

1

Ann

1

Invincible

Andrew Jackson 1

Ella Gladstone 1

Indian

1

Amoy

Emelie

4

Ironsides

Amacree

4

Evangeline

7

Ellen

Jeanne Alice

Bessie

Esperanza

1

Jelawar

2

Blue Jacket

of Jersey

} 2

Eliza

Jacoba Cornelia 1

Elsa

2

Joseph Hambro 1

Banjan

Edouard Marie 1 Esk

Johann Smeedt 1 Kate

1

Burra Noorfol

Wm. Wilson

Water Lily

Woosung

Wey iss Castle L

Young England 1

Yvonne Yokohama

Ziba

1 1

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

Ships of War, 12th February, 1839.

Monkchester

1

River Eden

7

1

Mary Mildred

1

Race Horse

1

Mercado

Rantilope

1

Witch of the

3

Wave

West Derby

2

1

Wm. G. Russell 3

1

Westminster 1

West Australian 8 Wilhemina 2 Wallaroo

412

Minoka

Royal Saxon

Nil Desperandum1

Samuel

Navarino

5

Stricher

5

Niphon Niagara

3

Shooting Star

241

1

1

Noorbrubrand 1-

San Francisco 1 St. Clare

Letters. Papers.

Argus

Meeanee

Letters. Papers.

13 2

Melville

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

8 1 Princess Charlotte18 1 Rinaldo

Pearl

2

Letters. Papers.

3

Salamis Silvia.

Letters. Paps.

5 1

60

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

BAROMETER.

DAY OF MONTH.

DAY OF WEEK.

STANDARD.

ANEROID.

IN THE SHADE. Max. and Min of the previous 24 hours, taken at Noon.

ATTACHED IN SHADE. SUN'S

MAX.

IN

DRY BULB IN WET BULB IN SHADE. SHADE.

RAYS.

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY, 1869.

THERMOMETER (Fahrenheit.)

SELF REGISTERING

WIND.

RAIN.

PREVIOUS

24 HOURS.

HYGROMETER.

HUMIDITY COMPUTED. COMPLETE

STATE OF THE WEATHER.

DEW POINT COMPUTED.

FORCE

QUARTER.

0 to 12.

SATURATION

~100.

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

Min. Max.

Noon.

Temp. at 9 A.M. 3 P.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.

1 Friday 30.400 30.520 30.59 30.50

43

48

2 Satur. 30.420 30.300 | 30.60

30.45

44

49

3

4

9

Sun. 30.400 30.370 | 30.59 30.48 Mon, 30.300 30.200 30.45 30.35 46 Tues. 30.200 30.100 | 30.35| 30.24 Wed. 30.250 30.142 30.39 | 30.35 Thurs. 30.228 30.160 8 Friday 30.262 30.156 30.40 30.37 50 Satur. 30.250 30.148 30.38 30.30

45

50

54

50

55 30.35 30.25 55

64

60

63

10

11

Sun. 30.252 30.146 30.36 30.28 60 65 Mou. 30.212 30.152 30.32 30.29

60

12

13

Tues. 30.172 30.088 30.28 30.28 Wed. 30.190 30.128 | 30.29 30.15

60

64

17

18

19

20

14 Thurs. 30.230 30.178| 30.32| 30.28 15 Friday 30.232 30.158 30.35 30.29 16 Satur. 30.222 30.142| 30.32 30.23 Sun. 30.18030.088| 30.28 | 30.17 Mon. 30.192 30.128| 30.39 30.28 Tues. 30.262 30.170 | 30.38 | 30.28 Wed. 30.324 30,216 30.44 30.32

69

60

61

61

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48

49

50

54

61

64

63

65

63

71

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48.00 48.00] 57

46.00 51.00] 85 47.00 51.00] 79 50.00 55.00] 87 55.00 60.00 88

60.00 63.50 85

61.50

64.00

58.00 62.00| 84 60.00 63.00 83 63.50| 90

65.00] 91 63.00 67.00 89

48.00 48.00] 46.00 46.00| 86 46.00 51.00 44.00 49.00 86 47.00 51.00 45.00 49.00| 86 50.00 55.00 45.00 50,00 55.00 60.00| 50.00 54.00 70 60.00 63.50) 54.00 56.00 66 58.00 62.00 53.00 55.00 60.00 63.00| 56.00 58.00| 61.50 63.50] 57.00 59.00|

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64.00 65.00] 72

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888ORSFRES

45.2 E. 66 45.2 48.7 Calm

86 43.8 43.8 N.N.E. N.E.

86 41.7 N.

86 42.8 46.9 IN.E. N.

70 39.7

46.9 N.

1

E.

Calm

63

62

48.7 50.1 Calm 48.5 49.0 E.

W.

N.E.

72 52.5 53.8 E.

77

53.5 55.6 E.

83

54.8

59.5 E.

78

59.3 59.8

Calm Calm

88

61.4

63.4 E.

€5.00 66.50 94 66.00 68.50 89

66

·67.00 70.50| 96 69.00 67.00 95 63.50 65.00 93

69.00 71.50 66,00 67.50 83 68.00 67.00 64.50 64.00 78 64.00 66.50 61.50 64.00] 82 66.00 68.50 64.00 65,00 88 67.00 70.00 64.50 67.00 83 69.00 68.00 64.00 66.50 73

78

63.7 64.0

Calm E.

83

60.8 61.6 Calm E.

88

58.5

62.4 E.

E.

83

62.4

62.6 E.

E.

83 61.6

64.7 Calm E.

88

60.1

64.4 [N.E.

N.E.

66

65

62.00 64.00| 87

21 Thurs. 30.300 30.162

30.46 30.38 60

65

*65

62.00 65.00] 90

22 Friday 30.14230.002

SC.25 | 30.12

60

65

63

23 Satur. 30.042 29.070 30.13 30.05 61

69

69

61.00 64.50| 79 66.00 68.00| 85

63.50 65.00| 61.50 62.00 88 62.00 65.00| 60.00 61.00| 88 61.50 64.50 58.50 59.50 82 61.00 64.00 59.00 62.00] 88

83

59.3

59.5 IN.E. N.E.

78

58.3

57.7 N.E. N.E.

72 55.4

88

24

Sun. 30.044 29.992 30.14 30.04

65

69

67

66.00 67.50| 75

25

Mon. 30.004 30.008 30.13 30.19

64

67

66

67.00 65.00] 89

66.00 68.00 64.00 65.00] 88 65.50 67.00 63.50 65.00 88 67.00 65.00 66.00 62.50 94

88

83

26

Tues. 30.222 30.144

30.34 | 30.26

58

65

62

60.00 61.00| 91

60.00] 61,00 58.00] 58.50 88

82

54.8 N.E. 57.3 60.3 N.E. 83 62.4 62.6 N.E. 61.4 63.4 N.E. E. 65.2 59.5 Calm S.W. 50.2 55.4 N.E.

N.E.

E.

N.E.

?N.E.

27 | Wed. 30.292 29.158| 30.42 30.25 59

62

61

60.00 59.00| 92

60.00 59.00 58.00 57.00 88

88

56.2

55.2 N.E. N.E.

28

Thurs. 30.156 30.152 30,37 | 30.27

59

62

62

60.50 64.00! 89

60.00 64.00] 58.00 61.00 88

82

56.2

58.5 N.E. Calm

29 Friday 30.240 30.148 30.35 30.25 60 30 Satur. 30.224 30.136 30.33 30.24

60

66

31

Sun. 30.160 30.112 30.37 30.17 60 64

788

66

66

62.50 66.00 91

62.50 66.00 60.50 63.00

88

83

58.3

60.6 N.E.

Calm

65

63.00 65.00] 81

63.00 65.00 61.00 62.00

88

83 59.3 59.5 Calin

E.

63

62.00 64.00] 82

62.00 64.00 60.00 61.00 88

82

58.3 58.5 N.E.

E.

HHHHOOHHQHOHOOQHOHHHHHHQOHIQNON

0.02

Overcast.

Fine.

""

""

""

""

""

Overcast.

Fine.

3 P.M.

""

""

""

...

Fine.

***

19

2

"

Overcast.

0.01

""

0.01

...

0.53

...

0.02

0.01

Overcast.

""

Fine.

Fine and slight fog.

Fine and slight fog. Ovescast.

""

Fine.

"

Overcast.

Fine.

""

""

??

Overcast..

Fine.

Overcast.

Fine.

""

Overcast.

Fine.

Overcast.

Fine.

...

227OOTH

0.14

0.04

""

""

Fog and Rain.

Overcast and rain.

Overcast.

Mean

30.227 30.150 30.35 30.26 53.06 63.93 63.48

61.08 63.41 87.25

Maximum of month.

72

71

68

61.08 63.37 58.25 60.00 82.7 73

80.4

55.57 57.02

:

"

""

""

""

0.78

Overcast.

37

""

"

Fine.

Overcast.

Fine.

Overcast.

Minimum do.

43

49

49

51

Remarks.

1866.

1867.

1868.

1866.

1867,

Range.

29

22.

19

53

ww

THE

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Su- preme Court will be held on Thursday, the Eighteenth day of February, A.D. 1869, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

Νο

By order of the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY. OTICE.-GUILHERME DA SILVEIRA, of Shelley Street, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, late Jeweller and Watchmaker, but now out of employment, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hong- kong in Bankruptcy on the Third day of Fe- bruary, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, is hereby required to surrender him- self to William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of his Creditors to be held before the said Regis- trar on the Seventeenth day of February next, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely at the said Court.

     Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee, and Mr. Edmund Sharp is the Solicitor Acting in the Bankruptcy.

     A Public Sitting will be appointed by the Court for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, of which sitting notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

      At the First Meeting of Creditors, the Regis- trar will receive the proofs of the Debts of Creditors, and the Creditors may choose an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's estate and effects. At the public sitting, proofs of Debts of Creditors will be received and the Bankrupt, will be required to submit himself to be examined and to make a full disclosure and discovery of all his estate and effects, and to finish his examina- tion.

Notice is also hereby given to all Persons indebted to the said Bankrupt or that have any of his effects not to deliver the same but to the Official Assignee and to give notice to the Solici- tor Acting in the Bankruptcy.

In re FRANCIS HAYWOOD LANE, late of the

N

For Particulars regarding Freight and Pas- sage, apply at the Company's Office, Hongkong. CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE REQUIRED.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent. Hongkong, 2nd February, 1869.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG

DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN-

RICH HORPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIus.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

R. ARTHUR

MR

NOTICE.

WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW is authorized to sign our Firm per pro- curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

MR a

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED-

LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co.

Agra and Masterman's Bank, deceased, A First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the

OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin,

and all other Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above named party, de- ceased, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on Friday, the Nineteenth day of February, A.D. 1869; 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.

NOTIFICATION.

A Copy of the JURY List for 1809, will be

posted on Monday, the 1st proximo, at the Supreme Court House for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies, omissions, objections, &c., must be given in writing to the Registrar, on or before Monday, the Fifteenth day of February, 1869, in accordance with the provisions of Sec- tion 8 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, PONDICHERRY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

T HE Company's Steam-ship

CAM-

         BODGE," Commandant DESFAUDAIS, will leave this Port for the above places, with Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, on Thurs- day, the 25th instant, at 2 P.M.

      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.

Cargo will be received on board until 4 P.M. of the 24th Instant, Specie and Parcels until 5 P.M. of the 24th Instant. (Parcels are not to be sent on board; they must be left at the Agency' Office.)

amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January,

next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

Mrized to sign our Firm in Foochow

GILMAN & Co. Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

NOTICE. BEERD DEACON in Our Firm ceased THE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

DEACON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

THE

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL- LIAM NEILSON in our Firm ceased on the 30th June last.

Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co. Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

.NOTICE.

Ttween the undersigned carrying on bu- HE Copartnership heretofore existing be-

siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

61

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

THE

HE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Company at this Port, Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE. accountant, Average Adjuster, and General have this day established myself as a Public Commission Agent.

I

C. LANGDON DAVIES. 2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as General Commission Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

R. R. WESTALL.

Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

NOTICE.

That port for the Liverpool Underwriters THE Undersigned have been appointed Agents

Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. FER- 30th April last.

The business will in future be conducted under the style and firm of

ROBERTSON & Co.

in which Mr. PETER GABAIN has been admit- ted a Partner.

NISSEN & ROBERTSON.

Ningpo, 9th May, 1868.

NOTICE.

MR.KIRCHHOFF become this day Partners in

VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH

our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., both here and at Canton.

HAGEDORN & Co. Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

NOTICE. THE Interest and responsibility of Mr. A. D.

day of December, 1867.

A. FERGUSON & Co. Hongkong, 3rd January, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. A. FER-

of November, 1866.

A. FERGUSON' & Co.

The business will henceforth be carried on un- der the same name by the undersigned.

A. D. MITCHELL. J. D. MEYERS. HENRY FEHRS. Hongkong, 16th December, 1867.

NOTICE.

?

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

THE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES

15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent. Hongkong, 30th May, 1868.

FOR SALE.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in POCKET RACE BOOKS,

liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT. G. A. F. NORRIS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &c. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

M1

NOTICE.

?R. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign

for us by procuration.

THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED. Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

containing:

Lists of Entries for all the Races,

Blank Pages for Bettings, and Three complete sets of Tables for Sweep. Neatly printed on Thick White Paper quite suitable for pencil writing and bound in Cloth.

PRICE, $1 EACH. Apply to

NORONHA & SONS.

Printed and Published by NORONHA & SONS, Printers to Hongkong Government, Oswald's TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

DIE

SOIT

ET

QUI MAL

MON

DROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 8.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 20?? FEBRUARY, 1869.

VOL. XV.

PROCLAMATION.

No. 4.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDonnell.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

   Wheras by the "Chinese Passengers Act, 1855," it was among other things provided that it should be lawful for the Governor of Hongkong to declare by Proclamation for the purpose of the said Act what should be deemed to be the duration of the voyage of any Chinese Passenger Ship; And whereas on the 19th day of September, 1868, I, SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL as such Governor as aforesaid, did by a Proclamation duly made under the Provisions of the said Act, and for the purposes thereof, declare that the Rule of Computation by which the Length of Voyage of any Vessel or Ship propelled by Steam and also of any Ship or Vessel propelled by Sails with the aid of auxiliary Screws worked by Steam and carrying Chinese Passengers from Amoy to Manila should be from October to March, (both inclusive) Eight Days; and from April to September, (both inclusive) Twelve Days; And whereas it is expedient in the case of Vessels having only auxiliary Screws to ensure that their Steam Power be not merely nominal:

   Now, therefore, I, SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Do by this my Proclamation, for the pur- poses of the aforesaid Act, Declare that the Rule of Computation contained in the said Proclamation of the 19th Day of September, 1868, as to the duration of the Voyage of Chinese Passenger Ships from Amoy to Manila shall as respects any Ship or Vessel propelled by Sails with the aid of auxiliary Screws worked by Steam apply only to any such Ship or Vessel having auxiliary Steam Power suffi- cient to propel her without the aid of Sails at the rate of 5 statute miles in the hour.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 20th Day of February, 1869.

No. 18.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon on Thursday, the 25th Instant, for the supply of the undermentioned Articles for the use of the Police Department, for Six Months, from the 1st Proximo until the 31st August, 1869; viz. :-

Oil, per jar of 24 catties; Lamp Wick, large and small, per dozen; Buckets, Tubs, each; Salt and Soap, per lb.; Gram, Bran, Paddy, Oats, and Straw, per picul; and Hay, per truss.

The above Articles must be of good quality, deliverable at the Central Police Barracks, at such time and in such quantities as may be required.

Any further particulars will be given on application at the Office of the Captain Superintendent

of Police.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

64

Νο. 2.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 11 of 1868, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to enable the Governor in Council to grant a Pension to WILLIAM QUIN, Esquire, Superintendent of Police :

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 13th Day of February, 1869.

No. 3.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, disallowing Ordinance No. 2 of 1867, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for the Establishment and Regulation of a Naval Yard Police Force:

   Notice is hereby given of the same, and the Provisions of that Ordinance are declared to be null and void, and of no effect.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 13th Day of February, 1869.

No. 15.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified that the provisional appointment of The Honorable JAMES BANKS TAYLOR to a Seat in the Legislative Council, during the absence on leave of The Honorable PHINEAS RYRIE, has been approved by the Right Honorable The Secretary of State for the Colonies.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1869:

No. 16.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified that the Right Honorable Ear! GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, has been pleased to appoint WALTER MEREDITH DEANE, Esquire, to be Captain Superintendent of Police, from the 24th Day of July last, vice WILLIAM QUIN, Esquire, retired.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

M

DATE.

68

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1869.

Baro- Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Baro-

Thermo

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

February

13

30.16

14

30.13

""

15

30.11

""

16

30.13

""

17

30.10

""

18

30.21

""

19

30.25

PRRRRRA

66

30.13

65

30.16

65

30.11

65

30.15

65

30.13

88888

66

56

75

30.11

66

65

59

68

30.10

66

66

61

68

30.10

66

63

55

70

30.09

65

66

62

70

30.06

66

65

30.30

56

54

70

30.29

63

61

30.23

57

53

62

30.19

61

""

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*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.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

9 A.M.

F.

1869.

Feb. 13 28.30 28.37 28.38 28.34 28.32 53.00 61.50 56.50 51.00 57,00 56.00 53.00 62.00 NE

3 NE

1 NE

2

0.45

Fine clear; 5 P.M. fog.

14 28.33 28.35 28.34 28.29 28.27 57.50 58.50 56.50 57.00 58.00 56.00 56.00 61.00 N

4 NbW

1 Ebs

3

0.00

Dense fog throughout.

""

15 28.35 28.37 28.37 28.33 28.30 54.00 59.00 56.50 52.50 57.00 56.00] 54,00 62.50 E

3 EbS

4 E

3

0.60

??

""

""

16 28.33 28.35 28.35 28.29 28.28 55.50 56.00 56.50 55.00 56.00 56.00 55.00 59.50 SEBS 17 28.29 28.35 28.37 28.29 28.30 57.50 60.00 61.50 57.00 59.50 61.00 56.00 61.50, SSE

5 E

4 SbS

3

0.05

Rain during past night; passing fog

throughout.

Dense fog throughout.

4 Ebs

3 EbS

2

0.05

Passing fog throughout.

??

A

18 28.38 28.44 28.46 28.40 28.40 51.00 51.50] 49.50 50.50 51.00 49.00 51.00 63.50 NE

19 28.40 28.55 28.34 28.38 28.38 49.00 49.50 49.00 49.00 49.00 48.50 48.50 52.00 EbS

5 NbE

5 NbE

3

0.26

5 E

4 EbS

4

0.14

Rain during past night; rain and fog

throughout.

Passing fog throughout.

Letters. Papers,

1

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers

Culliford, F. W. 2

1

Ewing, Mr. A.

1

Chow John 1

Anderson, J.M.

1

(Chinaman)

Aqua, Jolin

1

Carvalho, A. F. 1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 19th February, 1869.

Abbott, G. E. Aurenche, Leon 2

Fracnk Jules 1

Monsr.

Letters. Papers.

Nouqu?, Monsr. 3 Norkett, Alfred 1

Sardinha,

Anto. P. Silva, Fran- cisco R.

Lets. Paps

1

Letters. Papers.

Haas, H. Josef?

Haraux, Monsr. 1

Bevis, W. H.

Assiter, Wm.

Antone, Esq,

Barrrington, W. H. Sir,

Blain, David

Cusimio,

1

Simon Monsr.

Fyfe Barr & Co. Fowler, J.

Owen, Thcs.

1

Johnston, H. Johns, J.T.

1

Crutchley,

} 1

(Boiler

Maker)

1

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

1

Christophe,

Begenones, F. 1

Busch, Isaak

gustine,

Baugh, Wm.

2

ham S.

Brown, Ann&

Mary, Misses

Cooper, D.,

(Solicitor)

1

Byars, Andro L.1

Boyd, C. R.,

(Engineer)}

Bariletti, Frank 1

10 13

Nicolas Monsr.

Chouson, Au-

Monsr. Carleton, Gor-

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk.

Gardner, S. W. 1

Ghirardi,

Giovanni

Green, J. P.

Giovanni, L. Goodlake,

Edward Gernan, P.

(Inspector) Goldschmith,

J. L.

1

10

2

Brown; 0.

1

Cruz & Co.,

1

Bretton, Wm.

1

1

Messrs. D.

Bowen, Frank

1

Clark, Horace F.

1

Hawley, Jas. H.3 Havelberg,

ans Kreybich

Hackorf, Bernardo

Harrison, J. F. 2

Hamilton, W.

1

H. B.

1

Boutfol, Monsr. 1 Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. 1 Bernard, J. J. 1 Barrelet Mons. 1

Bremer,Kamp}

I

Bellem, Jos? L. 2 Bland, Horatio

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5 Davies, Arthur 1 Dean, W. H.

1

Devison, Thos. }1

(Engineer) Dominique, P. 2

Egan, Edward 2

1.

Cuinnier, V.

1

Monsr.

D.,

Ermenegildo,} 1

+

Hutter, Georges 1 Hill, A.

1

Hamelin,Monsr. 1 Hart, W. T.

1

Haswell, Ralph 1 Howard, H. S. Hargraves, Mrs. 1

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Marques, A. M. 1 Moren, Monsr. 1 Martin, E. Miss 1

Meehan, James}

Morrison, Miss

Maver, Bowe-}

Reid, Thos.

Robinson, W. O. Ritchie, James 1 Rey, Joseph Robinson, Geo. 1 Raimond, T.

Roabotham, }1

H

Row, E. H. P. 1 Rebello, Baptista 1

Sunter, Thomas 3 Shegnles, Wm. 1 Smith, Thomas 2-bks. Spencer, William2 Smith, Alex. Simpson, J. B. 1 Stone, Geo. W. 3 Schenck, Geo. R. 1 Sage, N. Smith, E. C. Sinclair, John 1 Smith, J. H.

1

Thomas, F. Monsr. Thompson, Joseph Thomas, E.D.

Mrs. Tan, Nicolas

Monsr. Tapson, John

Urquhart, D.

Vigano, Davide 1 Volkman, W. M. 1 Vucetich, Nicol? 1 Veysey, Miss

Willson, John (Seaman) Walters Alfred 1 Walker, A.

}

1

Monsr. Wilson, D. D. 2

Williams, Isa-}

bella, Mrs. Wolff, A. Whiteley, Georgel

1

Keir, Wm.

7

Pastorius, John 1 Panigati, F. Pratt, Frank Price, Chs. D.

Trour, Wm.

1

1

1

1

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Kirkwood, D. King, T. H.

1

2

1

1

}2

Lamberto, F.

1

Latch, J. W.

1

Lyons, S.

2

1

Lannahan, John 1

Legge, W.

1

Lapshs, Ar-

1

chibald

Lobo, Luis

Manoel

1

Mutti, C.

1

Meazza, F.

1

1

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty s Ships of War, 19th February, 1869.

Argus

Letters. Papers.

9

Leven

Letters. Papers.

1

Lotters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adventure

3

Melville Meeanee

7

1

13

2

Princess Charlotte18 1 Pearl

Rinaldo

Letters. Papers.

4 i

Letters. Paps

5

Salamis Silvia

5 1

DATE.

68

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1869.

Baro- Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Baro-

Thermo

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

February

13

30.16

14

30.13

""

15

30.11

""

16

30.13

""

17

30.10

""

18

30.21

""

19

30.25

PRRRRRA

66

30.13

65

30.16

65

30.11

65

30.15

65

30.13

88888

66

56

75

30.11

66

65

59

68

30.10

66

66

61

68

30.10

66

63

55

70

30.09

65

66

62

70

30.06

66

65

30.30

56

54

70

30.29

63

61

30.23

57

53

62

30.19

61

""

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*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.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

9 A.M.

F.

1869.

Feb. 13 28.30 28.37 28.38 28.34 28.32 53.00 61.50 56.50 51.00 57,00 56.00 53.00 62.00 NE

3 NE

1 NE

2

0.45

Fine clear; 5 P.M. fog.

14 28.33 28.35 28.34 28.29 28.27 57.50 58.50 56.50 57.00 58.00 56.00 56.00 61.00 N

4 NbW

1 Ebs

3

0.00

Dense fog throughout.

""

15 28.35 28.37 28.37 28.33 28.30 54.00 59.00 56.50 52.50 57.00 56.00] 54,00 62.50 E

3 EbS

4 E

3

0.60

??

""

""

16 28.33 28.35 28.35 28.29 28.28 55.50 56.00 56.50 55.00 56.00 56.00 55.00 59.50 SEBS 17 28.29 28.35 28.37 28.29 28.30 57.50 60.00 61.50 57.00 59.50 61.00 56.00 61.50, SSE

5 E

4 SbS

3

0.05

Rain during past night; passing fog

throughout.

Dense fog throughout.

4 Ebs

3 EbS

2

0.05

Passing fog throughout.

??

A

18 28.38 28.44 28.46 28.40 28.40 51.00 51.50] 49.50 50.50 51.00 49.00 51.00 63.50 NE

19 28.40 28.55 28.34 28.38 28.38 49.00 49.50 49.00 49.00 49.00 48.50 48.50 52.00 EbS

5 NbE

5 NbE

3

0.26

5 E

4 EbS

4

0.14

Rain during past night; rain and fog

throughout.

Passing fog throughout.

Letters. Papers,

1

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers

Culliford, F. W. 2

1

Ewing, Mr. A.

1

Chow John 1

Anderson, J.M.

1

(Chinaman)

Aqua, Jolin

1

Carvalho, A. F. 1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 19th February, 1869.

Abbott, G. E. Aurenche, Leon 2

Fracnk Jules 1

Monsr.

Letters. Papers.

Nouqu?, Monsr. 3 Norkett, Alfred 1

Sardinha,

Anto. P. Silva, Fran- cisco R.

Lets. Paps

1

Letters. Papers.

Haas, H. Josef?

Haraux, Monsr. 1

Bevis, W. H.

Assiter, Wm.

Antone, Esq,

Barrrington, W. H. Sir,

Blain, David

Cusimio,

1

Simon Monsr.

Fyfe Barr & Co. Fowler, J.

Owen, Thcs.

1

Johnston, H. Johns, J.T.

1

Crutchley,

} 1

(Boiler

Maker)

1

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

1

Christophe,

Begenones, F. 1

Busch, Isaak

gustine,

Baugh, Wm.

2

ham S.

Brown, Ann&

Mary, Misses

Cooper, D.,

(Solicitor)

1

Byars, Andro L.1

Boyd, C. R.,

(Engineer)}

Bariletti, Frank 1

10 13

Nicolas Monsr.

Chouson, Au-

Monsr. Carleton, Gor-

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk.

Gardner, S. W. 1

Ghirardi,

Giovanni

Green, J. P.

Giovanni, L. Goodlake,

Edward Gernan, P.

(Inspector) Goldschmith,

J. L.

1

10

2

Brown; 0.

1

Cruz & Co.,

1

Bretton, Wm.

1

1

Messrs. D.

Bowen, Frank

1

Clark, Horace F.

1

Hawley, Jas. H.3 Havelberg,

ans Kreybich

Hackorf, Bernardo

Harrison, J. F. 2

Hamilton, W.

1

H. B.

1

Boutfol, Monsr. 1 Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. 1 Bernard, J. J. 1 Barrelet Mons. 1

Bremer,Kamp}

I

Bellem, Jos? L. 2 Bland, Horatio

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5 Davies, Arthur 1 Dean, W. H.

1

Devison, Thos. }1

(Engineer) Dominique, P. 2

Egan, Edward 2

1.

Cuinnier, V.

1

Monsr.

D.,

Ermenegildo,} 1

+

Hutter, Georges 1 Hill, A.

1

Hamelin,Monsr. 1 Hart, W. T.

1

Haswell, Ralph 1 Howard, H. S. Hargraves, Mrs. 1

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Marques, A. M. 1 Moren, Monsr. 1 Martin, E. Miss 1

Meehan, James}

Morrison, Miss

Maver, Bowe-}

Reid, Thos.

Robinson, W. O. Ritchie, James 1 Rey, Joseph Robinson, Geo. 1 Raimond, T.

Roabotham, }1

H

Row, E. H. P. 1 Rebello, Baptista 1

Sunter, Thomas 3 Shegnles, Wm. 1 Smith, Thomas 2-bks. Spencer, William2 Smith, Alex. Simpson, J. B. 1 Stone, Geo. W. 3 Schenck, Geo. R. 1 Sage, N. Smith, E. C. Sinclair, John 1 Smith, J. H.

1

Thomas, F. Monsr. Thompson, Joseph Thomas, E.D.

Mrs. Tan, Nicolas

Monsr. Tapson, John

Urquhart, D.

Vigano, Davide 1 Volkman, W. M. 1 Vucetich, Nicol? 1 Veysey, Miss

Willson, John (Seaman) Walters Alfred 1 Walker, A.

}

1

Monsr. Wilson, D. D. 2

Williams, Isa-}

bella, Mrs. Wolff, A. Whiteley, Georgel

1

Keir, Wm.

7

Pastorius, John 1 Panigati, F. Pratt, Frank Price, Chs. D.

Trour, Wm.

1

1

1

1

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Kirkwood, D. King, T. H.

1

2

1

1

}2

Lamberto, F.

1

Latch, J. W.

1

Lyons, S.

2

1

Lannahan, John 1

Legge, W.

1

Lapshs, Ar-

1

chibald

Lobo, Luis

Manoel

1

Mutti, C.

1

Meazza, F.

1

1

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Her Majesty s Ships of War, 19th February, 1869.

Argus

Letters. Papers.

9

Leven

Letters. Papers.

1

Lotters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adventure

3

Melville Meeanee

7

1

13

2

Princess Charlotte18 1 Pearl

Rinaldo

Letters. Papers.

4 i

Letters. Paps

5

Salamis Silvia

5 1

Letters. Papors.

2

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers

1

Competitor 1

Edith Banfield 1

Agnes Banfield 4

1

City of Quebec 6

3

Emperor

1

Alexandra

4

Cimbeline

3

Elizabeth

1

Ada

1

Corea

1

Cushing

Annetta

1

Amoor

2

Chalgrove

Fanny Nicholson2

1

Anita

2

Chusan

Formica

2

Avon

Famsworth

2

Asphodel

Fanny Smail 1

Adeline

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 19th February, 1869.

Conqueror

Carmeline

Caroline

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers. Noorbrubrand 1 Nelley Nayworth Castlel

69

Lets. l'aps.

San Francisco 1 St. Clare Shunlee Salavar

Sir Jemsetjee}

Family Seringapatan Solent

1

2

Jan Van Galen 1

Kate

1

Kedar

4

Neiaden

Kim Yean Choont

Kellor

1

Old Dominion 4

Kelso

1

Old England

1

King of Italy

1

Orpheus

2

1

Klipper

1

Onrust

3

St. Croix

1

Aurelie,

Catherine

Ferdinand

1

Katharina Maria 1

Ophir

1

1

Saga

1

Akbar

Chondor

Abanda

1

Constance

Glenroy

Lady Alice

Ocean Queen

1

1

Ocean Bride

1

Amalia

Cornwallis

Golden Dragon 2

Lodore

5

Albert

Confucius

1

Glaneur

Lord Raglan

Theresa

Three Brothers 1

Atma

1

Cresswell

Guinevere

Lucie

2

Pegasus

Tamaris

1

12

4

Alexandre

2

Colleen Bawn 1

George

2

Lady Luiza

1

Parajero

2

Ty Hoong

1

Altona

Chrysies

Gesiena

Lydia Helton

Palm Tree

1

Taunton

2

Louisa

Asa Eldridge

Chinhoy

A. W. Stevens

Charlotte

1

Henrietta

1

Lady Belmore

Antares

1

Chin Chin

Henri IV.

Latona

6

1

Aurora

Henry Melvil 1

Annie Grey

1

Dawer Family

Henry Grenfell 9

Appellina

1

Diamond

1

1

Havelock

O CO

Ann Adamson 2

Demon

1

Harriet

Ann

1

Drydens

2

1

Hope

Andrew Jackson 1

Douglas

1

Harriet Ewing 2

Mataura Mirage Martha Muture Modaration Mary Goodell

1425 ON CO2-

Prudhoe

1

Timore

Pacific

1

Thomas Edwards 1

Pactole Prospereti Psyche

2

1

Westminster

1

1

West Australian 8

Pantalon

2

Wilhemina

2

Peter Parramatta

Wallaroo

1

412

1

Witch of the

3

Wave

1

Queen's Own

West Derby

2

Amoy

1

Maud Ellen

1

Wm. Wilson 1

Amacree

4

Ella Gladstone 1

1

India Empire 1

Morning Star 2

Rachel

3

Win. G. Russell 3

America

1

Emelie

4

Invincible

1

Mongol

1

Resolute

1

Water Lily 1

Amberwitch 1

Evangeline

7

2

Indian

1

Mary Mildred 1

River Eden

7

Woosung

1

1

Ellen

1

Ironsides

9

Mercado

Race Horse

1

Weymiss Castle 1

Bessie

Esperanza

1

Minoka

1

Rantilope

1

Blue Jacket

Eliza

1

Jeanne Alice

4

2

Royal Saxon

1

of Jersey

Elsa

2

Jalawar

Nil Desperandum1

Young England Yv

Banjan

1

Edouard Marie 1

Jacoba Cornelia 1

Navarino

Samuel

Burra Noorfol

Esk

1

Banda

1

Excelcior

3 1

Joseph Hambro 1 Johann Smeedt 1

Niphon Niagara

3

Stricher

2 19

Shooting Star

241

12

NOTICE.

DES

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

N

IN BANKRUPTCY.

OTICE.—GUILHERME DA SILVEIRA, of Shelley Street, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, late Jeweller and Watchmaker, but now out of employment, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hong- kong in Bankruptcy on the Third day of Fe- bruary, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, is hereby required to surrender him- self to William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of his Creditors to be held before the said Regis--

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MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

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SAIGON, SINGAPORE, BATAVIA, POINT

Yokohama

Ziba

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

M2; Authorized to sign our Firm per pro-

curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, A

MESSINA, MARSEILLES,

ALSO,

BOMBAY, PONDICHERRY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

trar on the Seventeenth day of February next, T

 at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely at the said Court.

Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee, and Mr. Edmund Sharp is the Solicitor Acting in the Bankruptcy.

A Public Sitting will be appointed by the Court for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, of which sitting notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

At the First Meeting of Creditors, the Regis- trar will receive the proofs of the Debts of Creditors, and the Creditors may choose an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's estate and effects. At the public sitting, proofs of Debts of Creditors will be received and the Bankrupt, will be required to submit himself to be examined and to make a full disclosure and discovery of all his estate and effects, and to finish his examina- tion.

Notice is also hereby given to all Persons indebted to the said Bankrupt or that have any of his effects not to deliver the same but to the Official Assignee and to give notice to the Solici- tor Acting in the Bankruptcy.

NOTI the late Mr. WILLIAM GASKELL, of

OTICE. All persons indebted to the Estate

No. 57, Wyndham Street, and No. 2, Club Chambers, Solicitor, are requested to make pay- ment, and all persons having claims against said estate are notified to send in their claims to Mr. EDMUND SHARP, Solicitor, Bank Buildings, on or before the 31st May, 1869.

F. W. MITCHELL,

Executor of the Last Will and Testament of the said William Gaskell, deceased.

Hongkong, 15th February, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG

MR. WILLIAM ORGE HURLBUT are ad-

mitted Partners in our Firm.

HE Company's Steam-ship "???- BODGE," Commandant DESFAUDAIS, will leave this Port for the above places, with Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, on Thurs- day, the 25th instant, at 2 P.M.

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.

Cargo will be received on board until 4 P.M. of the 24th Instant, Specie and Parcels until 5 P.M. of the 24th Instant. (Parcels are not to be sent on board; they must be left at the Agency's Office.)

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co. First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January,

next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

Mrized to sign our Firm in Foochow.

GILMAN & Co. Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

For Particulars regarding Freight and Pas- sage, apply at the Company's Office, Hongkong. CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGEST BENGERD DEACON in our Firm ceased

ARE REQUIRED.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent. Hongkong, 2nd February, 1869.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG

DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

TH

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. En- WARD FORD DUNCANSON, and Mr. WIL- LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sigu our GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners

Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES

on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

DEACON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL-

30th June last.

Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co.

Hongkong, 6th October, 18C3.

NOTICE.

Tween undersigned carrying on bu-

HE Copartnership heretofore existing be-

siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT.

G. A. F. NORRIS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &c. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

Letters. Papors.

2

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers

1

Competitor 1

Edith Banfield 1

Agnes Banfield 4

1

City of Quebec 6

3

Emperor

1

Alexandra

4

Cimbeline

3

Elizabeth

1

Ada

1

Corea

1

Cushing

Annetta

1

Amoor

2

Chalgrove

Fanny Nicholson2

1

Anita

2

Chusan

Formica

2

Avon

Famsworth

2

Asphodel

Fanny Smail 1

Adeline

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 19th February, 1869.

Conqueror

Carmeline

Caroline

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers. Noorbrubrand 1 Nelley Nayworth Castlel

69

Lets. l'aps.

San Francisco 1 St. Clare Shunlee Salavar

Sir Jemsetjee}

Family Seringapatan Solent

1

2

Jan Van Galen 1

Kate

1

Kedar

4

Neiaden

Kim Yean Choont

Kellor

1

Old Dominion 4

Kelso

1

Old England

1

King of Italy

1

Orpheus

2

1

Klipper

1

Onrust

3

St. Croix

1

Aurelie,

Catherine

Ferdinand

1

Katharina Maria 1

Ophir

1

1

Saga

1

Akbar

Chondor

Abanda

1

Constance

Glenroy

Lady Alice

Ocean Queen

1

1

Ocean Bride

1

Amalia

Cornwallis

Golden Dragon 2

Lodore

5

Albert

Confucius

1

Glaneur

Lord Raglan

Theresa

Three Brothers 1

Atma

1

Cresswell

Guinevere

Lucie

2

Pegasus

Tamaris

1

12

4

Alexandre

2

Colleen Bawn 1

George

2

Lady Luiza

1

Parajero

2

Ty Hoong

1

Altona

Chrysies

Gesiena

Lydia Helton

Palm Tree

1

Taunton

2

Louisa

Asa Eldridge

Chinhoy

A. W. Stevens

Charlotte

1

Henrietta

1

Lady Belmore

Antares

1

Chin Chin

Henri IV.

Latona

6

1

Aurora

Henry Melvil 1

Annie Grey

1

Dawer Family

Henry Grenfell 9

Appellina

1

Diamond

1

1

Havelock

O CO

Ann Adamson 2

Demon

1

Harriet

Ann

1

Drydens

2

1

Hope

Andrew Jackson 1

Douglas

1

Harriet Ewing 2

Mataura Mirage Martha Muture Modaration Mary Goodell

1425 ON CO2-

Prudhoe

1

Timore

Pacific

1

Thomas Edwards 1

Pactole Prospereti Psyche

2

1

Westminster

1

1

West Australian 8

Pantalon

2

Wilhemina

2

Peter Parramatta

Wallaroo

1

412

1

Witch of the

3

Wave

1

Queen's Own

West Derby

2

Amoy

1

Maud Ellen

1

Wm. Wilson 1

Amacree

4

Ella Gladstone 1

1

India Empire 1

Morning Star 2

Rachel

3

Win. G. Russell 3

America

1

Emelie

4

Invincible

1

Mongol

1

Resolute

1

Water Lily 1

Amberwitch 1

Evangeline

7

2

Indian

1

Mary Mildred 1

River Eden

7

Woosung

1

1

Ellen

1

Ironsides

9

Mercado

Race Horse

1

Weymiss Castle 1

Bessie

Esperanza

1

Minoka

1

Rantilope

1

Blue Jacket

Eliza

1

Jeanne Alice

4

2

Royal Saxon

1

of Jersey

Elsa

2

Jalawar

Nil Desperandum1

Young England Yv

Banjan

1

Edouard Marie 1

Jacoba Cornelia 1

Navarino

Samuel

Burra Noorfol

Esk

1

Banda

1

Excelcior

3 1

Joseph Hambro 1 Johann Smeedt 1

Niphon Niagara

3

Stricher

2 19

Shooting Star

241

12

NOTICE.

DES

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

N

IN BANKRUPTCY.

OTICE.—GUILHERME DA SILVEIRA, of Shelley Street, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, late Jeweller and Watchmaker, but now out of employment, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hong- kong in Bankruptcy on the Third day of Fe- bruary, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine, is hereby required to surrender him- self to William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of his Creditors to be held before the said Regis--

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

SAIGON, SINGAPORE, BATAVIA, POINT

Yokohama

Ziba

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

M2; Authorized to sign our Firm per pro-

curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, A

MESSINA, MARSEILLES,

ALSO,

BOMBAY, PONDICHERRY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

trar on the Seventeenth day of February next, T

 at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely at the said Court.

Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee, and Mr. Edmund Sharp is the Solicitor Acting in the Bankruptcy.

A Public Sitting will be appointed by the Court for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, of which sitting notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

At the First Meeting of Creditors, the Regis- trar will receive the proofs of the Debts of Creditors, and the Creditors may choose an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's estate and effects. At the public sitting, proofs of Debts of Creditors will be received and the Bankrupt, will be required to submit himself to be examined and to make a full disclosure and discovery of all his estate and effects, and to finish his examina- tion.

Notice is also hereby given to all Persons indebted to the said Bankrupt or that have any of his effects not to deliver the same but to the Official Assignee and to give notice to the Solici- tor Acting in the Bankruptcy.

NOTI the late Mr. WILLIAM GASKELL, of

OTICE. All persons indebted to the Estate

No. 57, Wyndham Street, and No. 2, Club Chambers, Solicitor, are requested to make pay- ment, and all persons having claims against said estate are notified to send in their claims to Mr. EDMUND SHARP, Solicitor, Bank Buildings, on or before the 31st May, 1869.

F. W. MITCHELL,

Executor of the Last Will and Testament of the said William Gaskell, deceased.

Hongkong, 15th February, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG

MR. WILLIAM ORGE HURLBUT are ad-

mitted Partners in our Firm.

HE Company's Steam-ship "???- BODGE," Commandant DESFAUDAIS, will leave this Port for the above places, with Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, on Thurs- day, the 25th instant, at 2 P.M.

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.

Cargo will be received on board until 4 P.M. of the 24th Instant, Specie and Parcels until 5 P.M. of the 24th Instant. (Parcels are not to be sent on board; they must be left at the Agency's Office.)

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co. First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January,

next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

Mrized to sign our Firm in Foochow.

GILMAN & Co. Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

For Particulars regarding Freight and Pas- sage, apply at the Company's Office, Hongkong. CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGEST BENGERD DEACON in our Firm ceased

ARE REQUIRED.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent. Hongkong, 2nd February, 1869.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG

DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

TH

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. En- WARD FORD DUNCANSON, and Mr. WIL- LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sigu our GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners

Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES

on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

DEACON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL-

30th June last.

Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co.

Hongkong, 6th October, 18C3.

NOTICE.

Tween undersigned carrying on bu-

HE Copartnership heretofore existing be-

siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT.

G. A. F. NORRIS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &c. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

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NOTICE.

NOTICE.

R. EMIL VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH

R. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign MR KIRCHHOFF become this day Partners in

MR.

for us by procuration.

THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED.

Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

THE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

HE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Company at this Port, Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

T

GILMAN & Co.

Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

have this day established myself as a Public Accountant, Average Adjuster, and General Commission Agent.

T

           C. LANGDON DAVIES. 2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as General Commission Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

R. R. WESTALL.

Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE the Liverpool Underwriters' THE Undersigned have been appointed Agents

Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. FER- DINAND NISSEN in our firm ceased on the

THE

30th April last.

The business will in future be conducted under the style and firm of

ROBERTSON & Co.

in which Mr. PETER GABAIN has been admit- ted a Partner.

NISSEN & ROBERTSON.

Ningpo, 9th May, 1868.

our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., both here and at Canton.

HAGEDORN & Co. Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and responsibility of Mr. A. D. Incur ELL in Our Firm ceased on the 31st day of December, 1867.

A. FERGUSON & Co. Hongkong, 3rd January, 1868.

TH

NOTICE. THE interest and responsibility of Mr. A. FER- GUSON in our Firm ceased on the 1st day of November, 1866.

A. FERGUSON & Co.

The business will henceforth be carried on un- der the same name by the undersigned.

A. D. MITCHELL. J. D. MEYERS. HENRY FEHRS. Hongkong, 16th December, 1867.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

THEM

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

THE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES " will be removed on the 15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 30th May, 1868.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING. ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

PARTIES VISITING CARDS printed from

them, by applying at the Office of

NORONHA & SONS.

FOR SALE.

ANGLO-CHINESE CALENDAR FOR 1869;

containing also, Revised Tables of Postage and the Date of Arrivals of English Mails from 1864 to 1868.

Tables shewing the proposed movements of the Contract Steamers of the P. & O. S. N. Co. during 1869.

Victoria Peak Signal Cards.

Vols. I & II of the Ordinances of Hongkong.

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Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 9.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

VOL. XV.

PROCLAMATION.

No. 5.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:

No. 12 of 1868, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for repealing the "Hongkong Emigration Ordinance, 1867," and for better securing the Health and Protection of Emigrants in Chinese Passenger Ships, clearing from Hongkong: Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed,

as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 26th Day of February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 8 OF 1868.

SATURDAY, 21ST NOVEMBER, 1868. PRESENT:

His Excellency Major General BRUNKER, Lieutenant-Governor.

The Honorable the Chief Justice (JOHN SMALE.)

The Honorable the Colonial Secretary, (JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN.) The Honorable the Acting Attorney General (HENRY JOHN BALL.) The Honorable the Acting Colonial Treasurer (W. H. ALEXANDER). The Honorable WILLIAM KESWICK.

The Honorable JAMES B. TAYLOR.

ABSENT:

The Honorable the Auditor General (W. H. RENNIE,) and

The Honorable H. B. GIBB,--absent on leave.

The Council meets this day at Noon, by Special Summons.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 7th Instant, are read and confirmed.

The "Treasonable Offences" Bill is read a 2nd time, committed and passed, bearing the Title of,- An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to assimilate the Laws of this Colony respecting Treasonable Offences to the Law of the United Kingdom,"-being "No. 15 of 1868."

His Excellency adjourns the Council at 25 minutes past 12 O'clock. Read and confirmed, this Twenty-sixth Day of February, 1869.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION,

The following List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1869, as revised and amended by His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council, is published for general information.

By Command,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 26th February, 1869.

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

JURY LIST FOR 1869.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

A

Abendroth, Hermann

      Emil Carl Abraham, Ezekiel Agabeg, Avietic Lazar Agabeg, Gentlhoom Lazar Ahlmann, Jens Anton Aitken, Alexander Geddes Alabor, Johannes Albert, Andrew Algar, Thomas

Allen, Arthur Plantaganet An son, Graham Anthony, Thomas

Thornton

Anton James Ross Andr?, Adolphe

Aquino, Francisco Antonio Aquino, Jose Cyrillo d' [d' Armistead, Alfred

Armstrong, John Martin Arnhold, Jacob

Autey, William Duff

Azevedo, Filomeno Azevedo, Fulgencio

Hilario d'

B

Babey, Henry Auguste, Bade, Clare Baker, Edward Baker, Samuel Wright Barbour, Edward Dana Barradas, Francisco X. Barreto, Jo?o Antonio Barros, Francisco Jorge Barton Zephaniah Bauermeister Hermann Beart, Edward

Behre, Ernest

Belilios, Aaron Raphael Belilios, Emanuel Raphael Benecke, Ludwig Otto Berwick, James Bertrand, Camille Beyer, Fritz Beyer Ludwig Blackhead, Frederick John

Berthold

  Blackwood, Edwd. Wilson Bleecker, Alexander B?ger, Henry Bonne, Hermann - Bosman, Charles Henri

Maurice

Bottado, Raphael Bottomley, Charles David Bourjau, Rudolphe Bowman, George Francis Braddon, Henry Edward Brandt, Charles Adolphus Britto, Jos? de Broadbear, Ed. Dennett Broschen, Wilhelm

Brown, Andrew

Brown, Charles

Brown, David Brunel, Justin

Bryans, William James Budde, Clauss Buncombe, William Burrows, Silas Enoch Busch, August Buse, Di?drich

Bush, Lafayette Lagsdale Butcher, James

Assistant, Landstein & Co. Assistant, Sassoon Sons & Co. Broker, 32, Hollywood Road Broker, 59, Wyndham Street Chief Officer, Fort William Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co. Assistant, E. Schellhass & Co. Innkeeper, Lord Nelson Tavern Assistant, Blackhead & Co. Assistant, P. M. S. S. Co. Broker, "The Albany "

Storekeeper, 57, Praya Central Assistant, Morgan, Lambert & Co. Merchant, Melchers & Co. Clerk, Olyphant & Co.

Clerk, Augustine Heard & Co. Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Storekeeper, Queen's Road

C

Callis, Thomas Campos, Joaquim

Pereira de

Storeman, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Campos, Luiz Pereira de Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Carvalho, Marcos Anto-

nio de

Center, Alexander Chambers, Albert Fry Chater, Charles Paul Chell, George Claussen, Charles Henry

Special Juror. Clegg, William

Special

Cohen, Charles Coleman Cohen, Aaron Solomon Costa, Jo?o Antonio da Juror.Costa, Jos? Philippe da Coughtrie, James

Billington

Cox, James Henry Cox, John Samuel

Merchant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co. Special Juror. Coxon, Atwell

Sub-Manager, H'kong Gas Works

Clerk, Oriental Bank Corporation

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Messageries Imperiales Assistant, E. Schellhass & Co. Broker, Hongkong Hotel Millinery Storekeeper, Queen's Rd. Merchant, Russell & Co. Clerk, Union Insurance Society Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Oriental Bank Corpn. Opium Inspector, Gough Street Assistant, E. Schellhass & Co. Secretary, Hongkong Club

Fenton

Clerk, Turner & Co.

Assistant, P. M. S. S. Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Broker, Chancery Lane Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co. Storepeeker, M?ller & Claussen Barkeeper, London Inn Merchant, C. C. Cohen & Co. Broker, 1, Elgin Street Assistant, Gilman & Co. Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Holliday, Wise & Co. Assistant, Turner & Co.

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co. Broker, Castle Road

Special Juror.

Crawford, David Robert

Storekeeper, Lane, Crawford & Co.

Crawford, Henry

Crichton, George

Croker, John

Manager, Borneo Company Limited Special Juror. Engineer, John Riach & Co.'s

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co.

Cucullo, Emilio Capitulino Clerk, Club Lusitano

D

Dale, Richard

[Dalmeida, William Henry

Danenberg, Carlos

Diocleciano

Darby, William Hornfray

Fuller David, Shalom Hakam

Merchant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Special Juror.Davies, Charles Langdon

Clerk, Lyndhurst Terrace Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace Assistant, Carlowitz & Co. Manager, Oriental Bank Corp. Agent, Messageries Imperiales Assistant, Wm. Pustau & Co. Merchant, E. Schellhass & Co.

Storekeeper, Queen's Road Boarding Housek'per, Q. Rd., Clerk, Fawcett & Co.

West

Merchant, Kirchner, B?ger & Co. Assistant, Wm. Pustau & Co.

Merchant, Bosman & Co. Clerk, P. M. S. S. Co. Broker, d'Aguilar Street Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Agent, P. M. S. S. Co. Broker, Hongkong Hotel Shipwright, 25, Praya West Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co. Storekeeper, 62, Praya Central Broker, Peddar's Hill Barkeeper, Albion Hotel Innkeeper, Army & Navy Tavern Proprietor, Oriental Bowling Alleys Assistant, Messageries Imperiales Merchant, Turner & Co. Assistant, Dreyer & Co. Opium Inspector,12,Ice House Lane

Special Juror. Davis, George

Davis, Henry William Special Juror.Davis, James Kennard Special Juror. Dawson, William

Deacon, Richard Degenaer, Frederick De la Camp, Hugo Otto Delbanco, Edward Demsky, Otto Dermer, Charles

De Silver, Thomas Henry Determan, Joan Gerhard Devine, Robert

Special Juror. Doral, Phillip Robert Douglas, Wandledon Duff, Archibald

Duggan, Charles William

Dumphy, William Dunbar, David

Duncanson, James Pender

E

E?a, Dom Antonio d' Special Juror. Eimbeke, Adolph

Elgin, James McHardy Emery, Henry Leslie

Merchant, S. E. Burrows & Sons Special Juror. Encarna??o, Antonio

Clerk, Lammert, Atkinson & Co. Assistant, Melchers & Co. Clerk, 1, Praya East Farrier, Back of Murray Barracks

Buxey, Jehangeer Framjee Merchant, Eduljee, Framjee, Sons

[& Co.

Luiz d'

Encarna??o, Elzeario

Antonio Erdman, C?sar Ezekiel, Solomon Ezra, Nissim Sala

Broker, Hotel d'Europe Assistant, Russell & Co.

Clerk, Reiss & Co.

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Public Accountant and Secretary,

Hongkong Hotel Co.

Broker, Bonham Road Assistant, Bull, Purdon & Co.

Manager, North-China In'rance Co. Clerk, MacEwen & Co.

Merchant, John Burd & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Merchant, 3, d'Aguilar Street Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Manager, Comptoir d'Escompte Storekeeper, Praya Clerk, Stag Hotel Assistant, De Silver & Co. Assistant, Bosman & Co. Innkeeper, Crown & Anchor Tavern Clerk, D. Ruttunjee & Co. Boilermaker, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Issuer of Stores, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Steward, Hongkong Hotel Co.

Engineer, Queen's Road, West Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Merchant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Special Juror.

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Merchant, Carlowitz & Co. Clerk, Hongkong Hotel Assistant, Augustine Heard & Co.

Clerk, 6, Chancery Lane

Clerk, Russell & Co. Assistant, Landstein & Co. Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Assistant, Sassoon Sons & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION,

The following List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1869, as revised and amended by His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council, is published for general information.

By Command,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 26th February, 1869.

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

JURY LIST FOR 1869.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

A

Abendroth, Hermann

      Emil Carl Abraham, Ezekiel Agabeg, Avietic Lazar Agabeg, Gentlhoom Lazar Ahlmann, Jens Anton Aitken, Alexander Geddes Alabor, Johannes Albert, Andrew Algar, Thomas

Allen, Arthur Plantaganet An son, Graham Anthony, Thomas

Thornton

Anton James Ross Andr?, Adolphe

Aquino, Francisco Antonio Aquino, Jose Cyrillo d' [d' Armistead, Alfred

Armstrong, John Martin Arnhold, Jacob

Autey, William Duff

Azevedo, Filomeno Azevedo, Fulgencio

Hilario d'

B

Babey, Henry Auguste, Bade, Clare Baker, Edward Baker, Samuel Wright Barbour, Edward Dana Barradas, Francisco X. Barreto, Jo?o Antonio Barros, Francisco Jorge Barton Zephaniah Bauermeister Hermann Beart, Edward

Behre, Ernest

Belilios, Aaron Raphael Belilios, Emanuel Raphael Benecke, Ludwig Otto Berwick, James Bertrand, Camille Beyer, Fritz Beyer Ludwig Blackhead, Frederick John

Berthold

  Blackwood, Edwd. Wilson Bleecker, Alexander B?ger, Henry Bonne, Hermann - Bosman, Charles Henri

Maurice

Bottado, Raphael Bottomley, Charles David Bourjau, Rudolphe Bowman, George Francis Braddon, Henry Edward Brandt, Charles Adolphus Britto, Jos? de Broadbear, Ed. Dennett Broschen, Wilhelm

Brown, Andrew

Brown, Charles

Brown, David Brunel, Justin

Bryans, William James Budde, Clauss Buncombe, William Burrows, Silas Enoch Busch, August Buse, Di?drich

Bush, Lafayette Lagsdale Butcher, James

Assistant, Landstein & Co. Assistant, Sassoon Sons & Co. Broker, 32, Hollywood Road Broker, 59, Wyndham Street Chief Officer, Fort William Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co. Assistant, E. Schellhass & Co. Innkeeper, Lord Nelson Tavern Assistant, Blackhead & Co. Assistant, P. M. S. S. Co. Broker, "The Albany "

Storekeeper, 57, Praya Central Assistant, Morgan, Lambert & Co. Merchant, Melchers & Co. Clerk, Olyphant & Co.

Clerk, Augustine Heard & Co. Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Storekeeper, Queen's Road

C

Callis, Thomas Campos, Joaquim

Pereira de

Storeman, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Campos, Luiz Pereira de Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Carvalho, Marcos Anto-

nio de

Center, Alexander Chambers, Albert Fry Chater, Charles Paul Chell, George Claussen, Charles Henry

Special Juror. Clegg, William

Special

Cohen, Charles Coleman Cohen, Aaron Solomon Costa, Jo?o Antonio da Juror.Costa, Jos? Philippe da Coughtrie, James

Billington

Cox, James Henry Cox, John Samuel

Merchant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co. Special Juror. Coxon, Atwell

Sub-Manager, H'kong Gas Works

Clerk, Oriental Bank Corporation

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Messageries Imperiales Assistant, E. Schellhass & Co. Broker, Hongkong Hotel Millinery Storekeeper, Queen's Rd. Merchant, Russell & Co. Clerk, Union Insurance Society Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Oriental Bank Corpn. Opium Inspector, Gough Street Assistant, E. Schellhass & Co. Secretary, Hongkong Club

Fenton

Clerk, Turner & Co.

Assistant, P. M. S. S. Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Broker, Chancery Lane Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co. Storepeeker, M?ller & Claussen Barkeeper, London Inn Merchant, C. C. Cohen & Co. Broker, 1, Elgin Street Assistant, Gilman & Co. Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Holliday, Wise & Co. Assistant, Turner & Co.

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co. Broker, Castle Road

Special Juror.

Crawford, David Robert

Storekeeper, Lane, Crawford & Co.

Crawford, Henry

Crichton, George

Croker, John

Manager, Borneo Company Limited Special Juror. Engineer, John Riach & Co.'s

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co.

Cucullo, Emilio Capitulino Clerk, Club Lusitano

D

Dale, Richard

[Dalmeida, William Henry

Danenberg, Carlos

Diocleciano

Darby, William Hornfray

Fuller David, Shalom Hakam

Merchant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Special Juror.Davies, Charles Langdon

Clerk, Lyndhurst Terrace Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace Assistant, Carlowitz & Co. Manager, Oriental Bank Corp. Agent, Messageries Imperiales Assistant, Wm. Pustau & Co. Merchant, E. Schellhass & Co.

Storekeeper, Queen's Road Boarding Housek'per, Q. Rd., Clerk, Fawcett & Co.

West

Merchant, Kirchner, B?ger & Co. Assistant, Wm. Pustau & Co.

Merchant, Bosman & Co. Clerk, P. M. S. S. Co. Broker, d'Aguilar Street Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Agent, P. M. S. S. Co. Broker, Hongkong Hotel Shipwright, 25, Praya West Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co. Storekeeper, 62, Praya Central Broker, Peddar's Hill Barkeeper, Albion Hotel Innkeeper, Army & Navy Tavern Proprietor, Oriental Bowling Alleys Assistant, Messageries Imperiales Merchant, Turner & Co. Assistant, Dreyer & Co. Opium Inspector,12,Ice House Lane

Special Juror. Davis, George

Davis, Henry William Special Juror.Davis, James Kennard Special Juror. Dawson, William

Deacon, Richard Degenaer, Frederick De la Camp, Hugo Otto Delbanco, Edward Demsky, Otto Dermer, Charles

De Silver, Thomas Henry Determan, Joan Gerhard Devine, Robert

Special Juror. Doral, Phillip Robert Douglas, Wandledon Duff, Archibald

Duggan, Charles William

Dumphy, William Dunbar, David

Duncanson, James Pender

E

E?a, Dom Antonio d' Special Juror. Eimbeke, Adolph

Elgin, James McHardy Emery, Henry Leslie

Merchant, S. E. Burrows & Sons Special Juror. Encarna??o, Antonio

Clerk, Lammert, Atkinson & Co. Assistant, Melchers & Co. Clerk, 1, Praya East Farrier, Back of Murray Barracks

Buxey, Jehangeer Framjee Merchant, Eduljee, Framjee, Sons

[& Co.

Luiz d'

Encarna??o, Elzeario

Antonio Erdman, C?sar Ezekiel, Solomon Ezra, Nissim Sala

Broker, Hotel d'Europe Assistant, Russell & Co.

Clerk, Reiss & Co.

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Public Accountant and Secretary,

Hongkong Hotel Co.

Broker, Bonham Road Assistant, Bull, Purdon & Co.

Manager, North-China In'rance Co. Clerk, MacEwen & Co.

Merchant, John Burd & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Merchant, 3, d'Aguilar Street Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Manager, Comptoir d'Escompte Storekeeper, Praya Clerk, Stag Hotel Assistant, De Silver & Co. Assistant, Bosman & Co. Innkeeper, Crown & Anchor Tavern Clerk, D. Ruttunjee & Co. Boilermaker, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Issuer of Stores, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Steward, Hongkong Hotel Co.

Engineer, Queen's Road, West Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Merchant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Special Juror.

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Merchant, Carlowitz & Co. Clerk, Hongkong Hotel Assistant, Augustine Heard & Co.

Clerk, 6, Chancery Lane

Clerk, Russell & Co. Assistant, Landstein & Co. Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Assistant, Sassoon Sons & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

73

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

F

Fairbairn, John

Falconer, George Barty Farrell, Edwin Farrelman, Gerhard Ferr?, Edouard Lafayette

Le

Fesefeld, Gustave Figueiredo, Jos? Miguel

Victor de

Finlay, James Fisher, Samuel

  Floyd, William Pryor Fogarty, Henry Crawford Foley, Jeremiah

Forbes, William Howell Foss, Henry

Foster, William Ham-

mond, Jr.

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co. Watchmaker, Queen's Road Clerk, M?ller & Claussen Shipchandler, 9, Webster's Bazaar

Assistant, Tudor Ice Co. Clerk, Bowra & Co.

Broker, 30, Peel Street Engineer, at D. Illingworth's Shipchandler, 9, Webster's Bazaar Photographer, Floyd & Co. Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co. Farmer, at British Kowloon Merchant, Russell & Co.

I

Illingworth, David Inglis, John

Engineer, West Point

Secretary, Union Dock Co.

J

Jack, John Jackson, James, Jr. Jackson, William James, Horatio Gay Jensen, Rudolph

Shipwright, Praya, East

Assistant, Augustine Heard & Co.

Manager, Mercantile Bank

Special Juror.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, John Burd & Co.

Jesus, Jo?o Antonio de

Clerk, Turner & Co.

Jones, Thomas

Superintendent Purser, P. & 0.

Special Juror.]

Assistant, Borneo Company,Limited

Joost, Adolph Jordan, Paul

Merchant, Siemssen & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror. Jorge, Acurcio

Jukes, Miles Prendergast Julien, Victorine

Merchant, Russell & Co.

Foster, William Stretman Assistant, Reiss & Co.

Francis, Francis Franke, Henry Freerks, Rudolph Freire, Francisco Frickle, Leopold

Friederich, Otto

Hotelkeeper, Praya Hotel Assistant, Wm. Pustau & Co. Shipchandler, Praya Central Clerk, Oriental Bank Corporation Storekeeper, Queen's Road

Clerk, Lammert, Atkinson & Co.

Frischling, Charles Joseph Tailor, Sayle & Co. F?nfgeld, Ernst

C

   Galtermann, Fritz Gaupp, Hermann Gaupp, Louis

   Gihon, Charles Alexander Gillson, William Moore Gomes, Augusto Jos? Gomes, Francisco d' Assis Gonsalves, Constancio

Jos?

   Goodwin, Alexander Gower, Samuel John Granger, Holmes Green, Thomas

Grobien, Frederick

Groves, Thomas John

Gr?n, Ernst

Gultzow, Albert Gutierrez, Adelino Gutierrez, Louren?o Jo?o

H

Hagedorn, Frederick

William

Handley, Edward Richard

Hancock, Alfred

Harley, Alexander

Harms Peter,

Hart, James

Hart, Thomas

Assistant, Gr?n & Co.

Clerk, M?ller & Claussen Watchmaker, Queen's Road Watchmaker, Queen's Road Assistant, Russell & Co.

Marine Supt., P. & O. S. N. Co. Clerk, Brand?o & Co. Merchant, Brand?o & Co.

Clerk, H'kong & S'hai Bank Boilermaker, P. & O. S. N. Co. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Superintendent Engineer, P. & 0.

S. N. Co.

Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co. Assistant, M?ller & Claussen Merchant, Gr?n & Co. Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co. Accountant, Union Dock Co.

Merchant, Vogel, Hagedorn & Co. Broker, Queen's Road Plumber, Patterson & Handley Assistant, at Mr. Falconer's Carpenter, Union Dock Co., Wanchi

Harsant, Frederick May Storekeeper, Bowra & Co.

Hase, Anton

Talbot

Assistant, Turner & Co.

Clerk, at Patterson & Handley's Merchant, Hesse & Co.

Hassell, John Gordon

Assistant, Birley & Co.

Veterinary Surgeon, Duddell St.

Hawkins, Thos. Edward

    Heard, Augustine Heard, George Farley Heaton, Alexander

McGlashin

Heermann, Richard

K

Karberg, Peter Kaye, William

Kerr, Charles Moreland Ki?r, Hans King, James Kirby, William Kirchner, Alfred

Knowles, John Smallridge Krause, Johann Theodor

Philipp Kresser, Victor Krummenacher, Joseph Kruse, Johannes Carl Kuhlmann, Henry

L

Ladd, Thomas Cushing Lammert, George

Reinhold Landstein, William

Rudolph Lancken, Frederick Laurie, Peter George Leavesley, Henry Legge, William Leiria, Hermenegildo

Antonio Lemann, William Leong Wing Chuen Leslie, Henry William Levy, Alexander Lilley, Elijah Lima, Jose Maria d'

Oliveira Lincker, Adolph George Lind, Adam

Linstead, Theophilus Gee Lockhart, Alexander Lovett, Charles Augustine Lovett, William Whitney Low, Henry Cutler Lowndes, Richard Wm.

Merchant, Augustine Heard & Co. Special Juror. Lowry, George Merchant, Augustine Heard & Co. Special Juror. Lucas, Henry

Merchant, D. Lapraik & Co. Clerk, Gaupp & Co.

Heinemann, Sophus Louis

Broker, 16, Bank Buildings

Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co.

Heitmann, Henrich

Wilhelm

Heitmann, Johann C?sar Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co.

Helland, George John

Merchant, John Burd & Co.

Henderson, Wm. Duncan Assistant, Mercantile Bank

Herbst, Ewdard

    Hyde, Theodor von der Hitchcock, Ethan Allen

Hock, Charles

Hockmeyer, Frederic Hodge, Robert Hodges, Thomas Dodd

        Howard Hodgson, Edward Hodgson, John George Hogg, Alfred Graham Holland, John Bailey Holmes, Edmund Richard Holmes, George Hook, John Spinks Howard, Howard Said Howard, Thomas Hubbe, Paul Gerhard Hughes, William Kerfoot Hyndman, Henrique

Clerk, L. Frickel & Co.

Assistant, Kirchner, B?ger & Co. Merchant, Olyphant & Co. Commission Agent, Queen's Road Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Holliday, Wise & Co. Assistant, Holliday, Wise & Co. Assistant Cashier, C'toir d'Escompte

Merchant, A. G. Hogg & Co. Decorator, Wyndham Street Proprietor, "Stag Hotel" Broker, Peddar's Hill Shipbroker, Praya Central Assistant, Sassoon Sons & Co. Merchant, Shelley Street- Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Broker, d'Aguilar Street Clerk, Wahee & Co.

Special Juror.

Lutkens, Ludwig

S. N. Co.

Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Assistant, H'kong & S'hai Bank

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Special Juror. Boarding Housekeeper, Queen's Rd.

[Central

Merchant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co. Special Juror. Manager, Chartered Bank

Assistant, Oriental B'k Corporation Broker, Bank Buildings Boarding Housekeeper, Bridges' St. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Merchant, Kirchner, B?ger & Co. Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co.

Assistant, Dreyer & Co. Manager, H'kong & S'hai Bank Merchant, 15, Staunton Street Assistant, Raynal & Co. Assistant, Wm. Pustau & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror

Merchant, J. H. Ladd & Co.

Storekeeper, Queen's Road

Merchant, Queen's Road

Special Juror.

Assistant, Wm. Pustau & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Commission Agent, Hollywood Road

Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co.

Clerk, J. J. dos Remedios & Co.

Merchant, Gilinan & Co.

Special Juror.

Linguist, 48, Bonham Strand, West Clerk, at Johu Jack's

Merchant, C. C. Cohen & Co.

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Clerk, Holliday, Wise & Co. Broker, Peddar's Hill Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co. Merchant, A. G. Hogg & Co. Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Smith, Archer & Co. Merchant, 109, Queen's Road, East Barkeeper, Victoria Hotel Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co.

Siegmond Luz, Januario Antonio da Clerk, Olyphant & Co. Lyon, Thomas

M

Special Juror. Macaulay, William

MacDonald, Alexander MacDonald, John MacDonald, John Scott

Special Juror. MacKane, George

MacKay, Neel MacKenzie, Hugh Maclean, George Francis Maclehose, James Henry Macleod, Alexander Macleod, Joseph Macnulty, John Magniac, Herbert St.

Leger

Maloney, Lawrence Manger, Alfred Thomas Manger, Joseph Edward Mar?al Honorio Marshall, John Grierson Martin, Alfred Medlen, George Austin Mellish, Edward

Merchant, 39, Wyndham Street

Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Special Juror.

Superintendent, P. & O. S. N. Co. Special Juror. Shipwright, West Point

Shipwright, West Point

Shipwright, 29, Praya East

Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Plumber, P. & O. S. N. Co. Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co. Merchant, Arbuthnot Road Assistant, R. S. Walker & Co.. Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Innkeeper, 2, Queen's Road, West

Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Special Juror. Assistant, S. E. Burrows & Sons Assistant, D. Lapraik & Co. Assistant, D. Lapraik & Co. Clerk, 34, Hollywood Road Assistant, Chartered Bank Clerk, Sayle & Co. Architect, Rawling, Medlen & Co. Broker, Hongkong Hotel

Special Juror

+

?

74

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27?? FEBRUARY, 1869.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

M

Mendel, Louis

Menke, Julius

Menser, Robert Charles Meyer, Adolph Emil Middleton, William Nixon Miller, Archibald Minto, George Nisbet Mitchell, Amos Dickens Mitchell, Robert Mody, Hormusjee Nowrojee

Morgan, Charles Henry Morgan, William Mostyn Morison, William Ord Morris, Alfred George

Morris, John Badland

Moss, Michael

M?ller, August

Musilius, Frederick

Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co. Merchant, Wm. Pustau & Co. Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co. Merchant, 9, Peddar's Hill Broker, 17, Peel Street Engineer, 1, Queen's Road, East Secretary, H. & W. Dock Co. Manager, Union Dock Co. Groom, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Broker, Hollywood Read Broker, Morgan, Lambert & Co. Broker, Peddar's Hill

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Assistant, Landstein & Co. Assistant, Bowra & Co. Broker, 47, Wyndham Street Storekeeper, M?ller & Claussen Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co.

Mitchell, F'cis William,Jr. Assistant, Hongkong & S'hai Bank

N

Naudin, Joseph

Assistant, Melchers & Co.

Nelson, Horatio

Harrington

Nicaise, Hippolyte Nissen, Ferdinand Noble, George Edward Norton, Edward

Notley, Walter Hyde Nusserwanjee, Cowasjee

O

'O'Hara, Henry Olsen, John Olmsted, William Nisbet Opstelten, Johannes

     Christian Overbeck, Gustav Ozorio, Candido Julio

P

Park, William

Parker, Edward

Parsons, Jonathan

Parsons, Jonathan, Jr.

Paterson, William Paulsen, William

Pearce, James William Pearson, Thomas Pereira, Adri?o

Pereira, Frank Ignatius

Pereira, Ignatio Pires Pestonjee, Dunjeebhoy Petel, Louis Gabriel Petgold, Gustav

Plaisted, Walter Wilkes Plac?, Filomeno Louren?o Poirier, Jules Poulsen, Martin

Poulsen, Wilhelm Ludvig

Tegner

Powys, Edward

Pringle, David

Prior, Lawford

Assistant, Mercantile Bank Assistant, Borneo Co., Limited Merchant, Siemssen & Co. Assistant, I'kong & S'hai Bank Broker, Morgan, Lambert & Co. Assistant, R. S. Walker & Co. Merchant, A. Ebharahim & Co.

Agent, Tudor Ice Company Innkeeper, National Tavern Manager, Olyphant & Co.

Merchant, Gr?n & Co. Merchant, Pedder's Hill Clerk, 13, Wyndham Street

Assistant, Gilman & Co. Innkeeper, Albion Hotel

Superintendent, Wanchi Bakery Assistant, Wanchi Bakery

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Shipwright, at J. S. Macdonald's Storekeeper, Fawcett & Co. Issuer of Coals, P. & O. S. N. Co. Assistant, Peddar's Hill

Broker, d'Aguilar Street

Clerk, Augustine Heard & Co.

R

Special Juror.

Remedios, Geraldo dos Remedios, Jos? Antonio

dos

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Merchant, Remedios & Co.

Remedios, Jos? Candido

dos

Riach, John Ribeiro, Francisco Vieira Ribeiro, Jos? Vieira Rickett, John Riddell, Walter Scott Ripke, Charles Rivington, Charles Robertson, William

Randolph

Clerk, Remedios & Co. Shipwright, West Point Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co. Clerk, Hook Son & Co. Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co. Assistant, H'kong & S'hai Bank Broker, Wyndham Street Merchant, Stanley Street

Rocha, Vicente Ferreira da Clerk, Sassoon Sons & Co. Roche, John

Rodatz, Gottfried Carl

Frederich

Rogerson, William John Rogerson, Thomas Rohl, Edward Roper, Henry

Rose, Jolin Falconer

Rose, Thomas

Ross, Alexander

Rowett, Richard

Roza, Antonio Braz da

Roza, Luiz d'Araujo

Clerk, Bull, Purdon & Co.

Innkeeper, 262, Queen's Road Cen-

[tral

Shipchandler, Praya Central Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co. Clerk, Bowra & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Moulder, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Agent, Wellington Street

Boilermaker, P. & O. S. N. Co. Shipwright, Spring Gardens Merchant, Holliday, Wise & Co. Clerk, Birley & Co.

Clerk, Oriental Bank Corporation

Special Juror. Rozario, Marcos Calisto do Merchant, 8, Stanley Street

Taximiano da

Roza, Russell, Joseph Russell, William Fellows Special Juror. Rultmann, Henrich

Ruttunjee, Dhunjeebhoy

S

S?, Francisco de Special Juror. Sage, Edward Josiah

Salway, William Sander, John Friedrich

Albrecht

Special Juror.

Sandilands, John Alexan-

der

Sands, George Underhill Santos, Antonio dos Sapoorjee, Eduljee Sassoon, Solomon David Sauermann, Frederic

Charles Saul, Meer Moses Schaar, Gustav Albert Schlesicke, Carl Johann

Schmidt, Carl Henrich Schutze, Emile

Scott, Albert

Scott, George Oswald

Clerk, Birley & Co. Assistant, Oriental Bank Assistant, Thos. Hunt & Co. Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co. Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace

Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co. Merchant, Club Chambers Architect, 10, Queen's Road

Merchant, 15, Staunton Street

Merchant, McGregor & Co. Marine Superintendent, H. C. & M. Clerk, Arbuthnot Road

[S. Co. Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co. Merchant, Sassoon Sons & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Sassoon Sons & Co. Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Assistant, Deetjen & von Bergen

Clerk, Blackhead & Co.

Broker, Peddar's Hill

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co. Assistant, Oriental Bank Corpn.

Merchant, P. & D. N. Camajee & Co. Special Juror. Seabra, Francisco Antonio Clerk, Augustine Heard & Co.

Assistant, Messageries Imperiales Storekeeper, Demsky & Co. Assistant, Birley & Co. Assistant, Comptoir d'Escompte Cashier, Comptoir d'Escompte Assistant, John Burd & Co.

Assistant, Bosman & Co.

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Assistant, Oriental Bank

Purchase, Joseph William Superintendent, Fort William

Pyke, Thomas

R

Raedecker, Richard

Hermann

Rapp, Fritz

 Ray, Edward Constant Ray, William Henry Raynal, Gustave Rayner, George Reed, Charles Robert Reimann, Paul Philippe Reimers, Edward Reimers, Otto

Reimers, William

Reka, Albert

t

Relph, Henry Remedios, Alexandre Antonio dos Remedios, Demetrio Antonio dos Remedios, Filomeno

Antonio Remedios, Francisco Jos?

dos

Merchant, Birley & Co.

Merchant, 15, Staunton Street Assistant, Blackhead & Co. Storekeeper, Ray & Co. Assistant, Ray & Co. Merchant, 18, Stanley Street Boarding House Keeper, 194, Qu.'s Assistant, Bowra & Co. [Rd. Central Broker, Wyndham Street

Assistant, Augustine Heard & Co. Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Assistant, Melchers & Co.

Clerk, Kirchner, B?ger & Co. Assistant, at J. M. Armstrong's

Assistant, J. J. dos Remedios & Co.

Assistant, J. J. dos Remedios & Co.

Clerk, 6, Arbuthnot Road

Assistant, Borneo Company, Limited

Seaburg,Charles Frederick B'ding Housekeeper, Hollywood Rd.

Seimund, Carl

Siebs, Nicolaus August Silva, Antonio Maria da Silva, Claudio Ignacio da Silva, Miguel Antonio da Silveira, Guilherme da Silveira, Jos? da Simonis, Hugo Simonis, Frederick Skipworth, William Green Sloane, John

Special Juror. Smith, Andrew

Smith, Alexander Findlay Smith, Frank Fraser Smith, Henry Smith, Herbert

Sinith, James Bradler

Smith, Thomas James

Smith, William

MacGregor

S'keeper, Broadbear Anthony & Co. Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Clerk, Wm. Pustau & Co. Clerk, Mercantile Bank Clerk, Mercantile Bank Agent, Chancery Lane Photographer, Floyd & Co. Assistant, Wm. Pustau & Co. Hotelkeeper, Praya Hotel Clerk, Sayle & Co. Assistant, at Mr. Falconer's Assistant, at Mr. Falconer's Storekeeper, MacEwen & Co. Assistant, MacEwen & Co.

Accountant, H'kong & S'hai Bank

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Olyphant & Co. Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Sugar Refiner, Wahee & Co.

Snelling, George William Innkeeper, London Inn

Souza, Felippe Antonio de Souza, Marcellino de Sparkes, Thomas Camps Speechly, Samuel Spitz, Engelberd Spratt, William Bolton Spring, Charles Albert Sprowle, Andrew Stanford, Benjamin

Robert

Starkey, Reginald Digby Sterry, William Jax Stevens, Edward Winslow Stewart, Henry Kirk Stolterfoht, Hermann Swan, William

Commission Agent, Gage Street Cleck, 3, Mosque Street Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co. Engineer, 4 Praya, East Assistant, Gr?n & Co.

Carpenter, Union Dock Company Assistant, Sayle & Co. Plumber, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Shipwright, at J. S. MacDonald's Assistant, North China Insce. Co. Draper, Sayle & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

M'tile Assistant, at Siemssen & Co.'s Assistant, Hesse & Co.

Boilermaker, 69, Praya West

Special Juror

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

75

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

T

Talbot, Frederick

Richmond

  Tavares, Jos? Filippe Taylor, Charles Smith Terry, John William Thisted, Theodor

  Thompson, George Thomsen, Axel Thomson, John Thorburn, Henry Thurburn, John

Tidd, George Eugene Tillinghast, Thomas

De Silver

Timm, John

Torrey, Joseph William

Turner, Alfred Lawrence

U

Upward, George Forbes Urquhart, James

V

Assistant, Olyphant & Co. Assistant, De Silver & Co. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Engineer, at W. Dumphy's Innkeeper, Queen's Road, Central Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Photographer, Queen's hoad Assistant, Chartered Bank Assistant, Mercantile Bank Assistant, Bowra & Co.

Storekeeper, De Silver & Co. Assistant, Carlowitz & Co. Broker, Parker & Co.

Assistant, Hongkong & S'hae Bank

Assistant, Hongkong & S'hai Bank Assistant, at Mr. Falconer's

W

Ward, Lawrence Pierson Ward, William Warren, Samuel Watmore, Robert Weeks, Charles David Weller, George Frederick Wheeler, Frederick Ale-

xander

Wheeley, Edward Whitehouse, George Wicking, Harry Wieler, Gustav Wieler, Oscar

Wiley, Edward Adolphus Wilkie, James Willaume, Nicholas Williams, Charles Delano Wilson, George Wilson, William Wolfenden, Richard Wood, John William Woodin, Edward

Littlefield Wong-a-Shing Wye-a-Kwong

Assistant, Augustine Heard & Co. Foreman Carpenter, P. & O. S. N.Co. Innkeeper, Victoria Hotel

Manager, U. I'ce Society of Canton Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Merchant, Augustine Heard & Co. Special Juror.

Hairdresser, Queen's Road Assistant, Dent & Co.

Clerk, Lammert, Atkinson & Co. Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co. Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Innkeeper, Astor House Tavern Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co. Assistant, Comptoir d'Escompte Merchant, Peddar's Wharf Clerk, A. MacDonald & Co. Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co. Engineer, P. & O. S. N. Co. Secretary, Chamber of Commerce

Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co. |Printer, London Mission House Compradore, Mercantile Bank

Vickers, James Muschamp

Broker, Duddell Street

Vieira, Alexandrino Jos? Clerk, Holliday, Wise & Co.

Vaucher, Albert Emile

Verril, Edward

Clerk, at Mr. Falconer's

X

Merchant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Special Juror.

Xavier, Faustino Mathias

Vinton, William

Demetrio

Clerk, Chartered Bank

Xavier, Jo?o Purifica??o Clerk, Chartered Bank

Xavier, Viriato Francisco

Clerk, Swan & Co.

Y

Vogel, Emil

Volkman, Christian Louis

Von Bergen, Ernest

William

Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Merchant, Vogel, Hagedorn & Co. Boarding Housekeeper; 29, Holly-

wood Road.

Merchant, Deetjen & Von Bergen

Young, George Francis Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co.

W

Wagner, Christian Walker, Robert

Walker, Robert Scott Wallace, Thomas Wallis, Henry

Teacher of Music, Hollywood Road Merchant, Gough Street, Merchant, R. S. Walker & Co. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Gilman & Co.

Z

Zachari?, Otto

Special Juror. Zerrenner, Bruno Johann

Carl Friedrich Zimmern, Adolph

Cegar Dealer, Bielfield & Zachari?

Clerk, Wm. Pustau & Co. Merchant, Reiss & Co.

Special Juror.

M. S. TONNOCHY,

Sheriff.

Revised and amended, and the Special Jurors designated by His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council this 26th Day of February, 1869.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

76 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

No. 19.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Returns, connected with the business of the Superior and Subordinate Courts of this Colony for the Year 1868, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd February, 1869.1

Number of Cases.

Number of Persons.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

RETURN of CRIMINAL CASES that have been tried in the Supreme Court of Hongkong, during the Year 1868.

CRIME.

Convicted.

Acquitted.

Death.

Death Recorded.

Penal

Servitude.

Hard Labor,

Hard

one Year.

over

Labor, one

Year and under.

Publicly flogged.

ment. No. of Persons.!

Solitary Confine-

REMARKS.

Charges

Abandoned.

Postponed.

1

Assault with Intent to rob, .

...

Being found on board a Junk equipped for the Purposes of Piracy, Bribery,

...

...

...

1

212

Administering a stupifying Drug with Intent to commit a Felony,

Allowing a Prisoner to escape,

2 Assault,

Assault and Wounding,

...

2

1

13

2

3

3

4

Burglary,

...

4

Burglary and Larceny,...

2

10

1

Burglary with Wounding,

11

12

Child Stealing,

...

2

3

1

+21

4 Escape,

221

2

1300

Burglary and Larceny with Wounding,...

...

...

...

...

Cutting and Wounding with Intent to do grievous bodily Harm,... Embezzlement,

Extortion by a Police Constable,

...

...

Forcible Detention with Intent to sell as a Slave; Assault and Lar-

ceny,

Highway Robbery, being armed,...

Larceny,

Larceny and Embezzlement by a Police Constable,... Larceny in a boat,

4 Larceny in a Dwelling-house,

Larceny in a Dwelling-house and Receiving, Larceny in a Warehouse,

Larceny on board Ship in the Harbor,

...

***

2

1 a...

2

12

231

13

:

mico: HN:

4

3

...

1

1

2

:**

3 b...

C...

1 d...

2

...

3

1

3

Manslaughter,

...

...

3

Murder,

...

3

5

Obtaining Goods by false Pretences,

1

2

Obtaining Money by false Pretences,

...

3

3

Perjury,

...

...

1

Piracy,

...

Piracy and Murder,

...

Robbery from the Person,...

...

...

Robbery from the Person with Violence,

5

Robbery in the Harbor,...

3

Robbery in the Harbor with Violence,...

1

4

Robbery with Violence,...

1

Robbery from the Person; and Shooting with Intent to maim,...

...

3 Shooting and Endangering Life with Intent to commit Piracy,...

Shooting with Intent to do grievous bodily Harm,...

Slave Dealing.

Soliciting a Venereal Affair,...

3

Uttering a forged Bank Note,...

2

3

Uttering counterfeit Coin,

76 128

...

?

...

...

24

:

:442

2

:

:

e...

h...

:

3

i...

3

j...

3

-~

2

1

81 47 1

Co

3

28 35

12 20

2

a. Fined $50, and to be Imprisoned until such Fine be paid.

b. Two Prisoners fined $100 each,-one of them to be Imprisoned until such Fine be paid. One Prisoner fined $25.

c. A Witness for the defence sent to prison for two months for perjury.

d. Imprisonment without hard labor, and fined $500.

e. Case sent back to the Magistrate.

f. A Witness for the prosecution sent to prison for two months for perjury.

One Prisoner fined $500, and to be Imprisoned for three months unless the fine be sooner paid.

h. The Prisoner committed Suicide in Gaol before the trial could take place.

i. A Witness for the prosecution sent to prison for two months for perjury.

j. No Witnesses forthcoming.

k. Case sent back to the Magistrate.

00

8

11

k...

:

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

RETURN of the NUMBER of Cases tried before the Honorable the Chief Justice, and Acrions commenced in the Supreme and Vice Admiralty Courts of Hongkong, during the Year ending 31st December, 1868.

Cases tried before the Honorable the Chief Justice in 1868.

77

NUMBER

AMOUNT OF DEBT

JUDGMENT.

TOTAL.

COURT.

OF

AND

CASES.

DAMAGES CLAIMED,

PLAINTIFF.

DEFEN-

NONSUIT. CASES.

DEBT AND DAMAGES.

DANT.

SUPREME COURT,—

Common Law,

a 4

$8,369.15

2

2

Chancery,

1

...

Bankruptcy,

b 6

357,883.22

Petitioners

discharged 6

Appeals,

Appeliant Respondent

3

I

2

VICE ADMIRALTY COURT,

c 5

16,500.00

cr

5

Actions Commenced in 1868.

::

NUM- AMOUNT OF

SETTLED

JUDGMENT.

BER

Court.

DEBT AND

OF

DAMAGES

WITHOUT

TRIAL.

CASES.

CLAIMED.

PLAINTIFF.

DEFEN-

DANT,

NONSUIT.

SUPREME Court,-

Common Law,

68

$410,424.08 38

1

Chancery,

3

1

Bankruptcy,

11

?d 151,287.68

e l

Petitioners discharged

Probate,...

34

83,386.91

Appeals,

3

?

Appellant Respondent

1

2

VICE ADMIRALTY Court,

13

51,166.26

...

...

:2

.........

19

$382,752.37

REMAIN-

ING IN

DEPEN-

TOTAL.

DENCE. CASES. DEBT AND DAMAGES.

27

2:

:-

132

$696,264.93

a. One of these cases was in dependence on 31st December, 1867.

b. Two of these cases were in dependence on 31st December, 1867.

c. These cases were in dependence on 31st December, 1857.

d. Amount of liabilities as set forth in the Bankrupts Schedules.

e. This Bankruptcy was annulled, the Bankrupt having arranged with his Creditors.

f. Value of Estates as sworn to, and set forth in Commissions of Appraisemert.

Judgment by default was signed in nine Common Law cases representing the sum of $30,394.77.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registar.

RETURN of the NUMBER of CASES tried and ACTIONS commenced in the Court of Summary Jurisdiction from the 1st January to the 31st December, 1868.

AMOUNT OF

No. OF CASES.

DEBT AND

DAMAGES

CLAIMED.

SETTLED WITHOUT

TRIAL.

JUDGMENT.

REMAIN- ING IN DE-

REMARKS.

Plaintiff Defendant. Nonsuit. No Service. PENDENCE.

* 1,450

$86,953.59

701

532

34

114

58

11

on 31st December, 1867.

*5 of these cases were in dependence

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

Hongkong, January, 1869.

HENRY J. HOLMES,

Clerk of Court.

ABSTRACT of CAUSES under COGNIZANCE at the Police Magistrates' Court, during the Year 1868.

CAUSES HOW DISPOSED OF, AND THE NUMBER OF MALE AND FEMALE PRISONERS UNDER EACH HEAD.

Ordered to find Security

Undecided.

Defendants.

Total Number of

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

5,969

7,469 1,101 2,257

281

123

10

36

27

20

10

222

8

48

19

22

10,209 1,439

4,053

281

54

130

132

33

2

4,685

Administering Drugs,

Aiding Merchant Seamen to desert,

Total Number of Prisoners,

THE CASES CONSISTED OF :

Chinese Offenders remaining in the Colony after order of Deportation,

11,648

Brought forward,..

2,154

Brought forward,...

3,737

Misconduct as Police Constables,

28

Conduct calculated to provoke a Breach of the Peace,

60

Misconduct as Private Watchmen,

44

...

Misconduct as Domestic Servants,

34

Allowing unmuzzled Ferocious Dogs to be at large,

Contempts of Court,

744

Assaults,

Crimes and Offences committed in Chinese Territory,

Assaults at or in Connection with riotous Assemblages,

6

Cruelty to Animals,

Mutinous Conduct of Seamen, (on board steamer Tigre), Murder,

Assaults accompanied with Damage of Property,

80

Cutting and destroying Trees,

Negligently allowing Prisoners to escape,

.....

Assaults with intent to rob,

5

Cutting and wounding, or inflicting bodily Injuries,

Neglecting to continue the Street Nos. over Houses,

648

At large in the night without Passes,

375

Damage of Property,

Nuisances,

...

Attempts to commit Felony,

26

Attempt to commit an unnatural Offence,

1

Disinterring without Authority,

Attempts to commit other Offences,

1

Defiling Streams,

...

Breaches of Ordinances:-

Desertion from Her Majesty's Army,

For Regulation of Chairs and Vehicles, For Maintenance of Order and Cleanliness,

94

Dead Bodies:-Burying Chinese elsewhere than in a Cemetery,

Discharging Stones, &c., to Danger and Damage of Persons and Property,

1

Obstruction of public Way by Hawkers, &c.,

350

...

Obtaining Money and other Property by false Pretences,... Offences relating to Coin,...

18

...

1

Personating Bail,

4.

Perjury,

197

Disorderly Behaviour,.

637

Piracy,

...

For Registration of Houses and Servants, .

151

Disorderly Behaviour accompanied with Damage to Property,

36

For Suppression of Gambling,

35

Dog Stealing.

1

Posting Bills on Walls of Houses,

For Markets,

129

Embezzlement,

10

For Registration of Brothels,

7

Escape, aiding Prisoner to,

1

...

For Jails,

...

Fo. Luildings,

For Retail of Spirituous and Termented Liquors,... For Preparation and Sale of prepared Opium,...

21

Exercising the Calling of a Money-changer without License,...

5

Extortion, or attempting to extort, by color of office as Police Constables,

28

False Imprisonment,

29

17

Firing Crackers in the Streets,

Riotous Assemblage,

For Gunpowder Storage,

1

Forcible Detention of Persons with Intent to ransom, &c.,

13

For Regulation of Mahomedan Cemeteries,

1

Found in Dwelling Houses by Night with Intent to commit Felony.

3

For Pawnbrokers,

For Harbor and Coasts,

Found by Night with Arms or House-breaking Implements, with Intent to commit Felony,

...

...

For Cargo Boats,

Fraudulent Execution of Deeds, Ordinance 7 of 1865, Section 74,

For Regulation of Weights and Measures,

4

Furious Driving, &t.,.

Breaches of Harbor Regulations,...

137

Harboring deported Prisoners,

Breaches of the Stamp Act,...

Harboring deserted Merchant Seamen,

Unlicensed Plying of Boats,

Breach of Prison,

Highway Robberies,

...

Breach of Ordinance 1 of 1868, for more effectual Suppression of Piracy,

1

Indecent Assaults,

Piracy with Murder,

Prefering false Charges or giving false Testimony,

Receiving stolen Property,

Refusal of Duty by Merchant Seamen,

Resisting Police in the Execution of their Duty

Rescuing Prisoners from custody of Police,

Robberies,

Rogues and Vagabonds,

Shooting with Intent to do bodily Harm,

Street Gambling,

Trespass on Crown Lands,

Unlawful Possession of Property,

Unlicensed Hawking,

Unlicensed Stone Quarrying,

Unlicensed Dealing in Marine Stores and Old Metals,

:

:

...

:

....

Breaches of Recognizances,

4

Indecent Exposure of P'erson,

...

Breaches of Rules and Orders under Ordinance 2 of 1868, for Disarmament

Intimidating Workmen,

7

of Junks,

Kidnapping with intent to send abroad,

Breaches of Merchant Shipping Acts:-unlawfully using Certificate of Re- gistry, making false Declaration,

Larcenies,

Larcenies from the Person,

Unlicensed Coolie Lodging Houses,

Unlicensed Billiard Tables,

Unlicensed Seamen's Boarding Houses,

556

Uttering, forged Bank Note,

43

Witnessing

2

326

1

108

32

268

153

18

11

44

the Commission of Felony and neglecting to assist in the Appre- hension of the Offenders,

Bribery and Attempts to Bribe Police,

8

Libel,

14

Burglary,

Manslaughter,

...

Child Stealing,...

21

Mendicancy,

Carried forward..........

2,154

1

Carried forward,...

3,787

TOTAL,

C. MAY. 1st Police Magistrate.

1

5,969

Summonses for Defendants.

Summonses for Witness.

Rehearing. Notices of Judgment and

Distress.

Arrest.

WRITS ISSUED BY MAGISTRATES DURING THE YEAR 1868.

Warrants.

Search.

For entering Gam- bling Houses.

TOTAL.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

78

No. 20.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27?? FEBRUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

79

   His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to appoint WILLIAM STANLEY ADAMS, Esquire, M.D., now Health Officer, to be also Inspecting Medical Officer of Emigrants from this Port, under Ordinance No. 12 of 1868.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th February, 1869.

No. 4.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

   Wheras by the "Chinese Passengers Act, 1855," it was among other things provided that it should be lawful for the Governor of Hongkong to declare by Proclamation for the purpose of the said Act what should be deemed to be the duration of the voyage of any Chinese Passenger Ship; And whereas on the 19th day of September, 1868, I, SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL as such Governor as aforesaid, did by a Proclamation duly made under the Provisions of the said Act, and for the purposes thereof, declare that the Rule of Computation by which the Length of Voyage of any Vessel or Ship propelled by Steam and also of any Ship or Vessel propelled by Sails with the aid of auxiliary Screws worked by Steam and carrying Chinese Passengers from Amoy to Manila should be from October to March, (both inclusive) Eight Days; and from April to September, (both inclusive) Twelve Days; And whereas it is expedient in the case of Vessels having only auxiliary Screws to ensure that their Steam Power be not merely nominal:

   Now, therefore, I, SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Do by this my Proclamation, for the pur- poses of the aforesaid Act, Declare that the Rule of Computation contained in the said Proclamation of the 19th Day of September, 1868, as to the duration of the Voyage of Chinese Passenger Ships from Amoy to Manila shall as respects any Ship or Vessel propelled by Sails with the aid of auxiliary Screws worked by Steam apply only to any such Ship or Vessel having auxiliary Steam Power suffi- cient to propel her without the aid of Sails at the rate of 5 statute miles in the hour.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 20th Day of February, 1869.

No. 2.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 11 of 1868, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to enable the Governor in Council to grant a Pension to WILLIAM QUIN, Esquire, Superintendent of Police:

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed,

as aforesaid.

"By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 13th Day of February, 1869.

No. 20.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27?? FEBRUARY, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

79

   His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to appoint WILLIAM STANLEY ADAMS, Esquire, M.D., now Health Officer, to be also Inspecting Medical Officer of Emigrants from this Port, under Ordinance No. 12 of 1868.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th February, 1869.

No. 4.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

   Wheras by the "Chinese Passengers Act, 1855," it was among other things provided that it should be lawful for the Governor of Hongkong to declare by Proclamation for the purpose of the said Act what should be deemed to be the duration of the voyage of any Chinese Passenger Ship; And whereas on the 19th day of September, 1868, I, SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL as such Governor as aforesaid, did by a Proclamation duly made under the Provisions of the said Act, and for the purposes thereof, declare that the Rule of Computation by which the Length of Voyage of any Vessel or Ship propelled by Steam and also of any Ship or Vessel propelled by Sails with the aid of auxiliary Screws worked by Steam and carrying Chinese Passengers from Amoy to Manila should be from October to March, (both inclusive) Eight Days; and from April to September, (both inclusive) Twelve Days; And whereas it is expedient in the case of Vessels having only auxiliary Screws to ensure that their Steam Power be not merely nominal:

   Now, therefore, I, SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Do by this my Proclamation, for the pur- poses of the aforesaid Act, Declare that the Rule of Computation contained in the said Proclamation of the 19th Day of September, 1868, as to the duration of the Voyage of Chinese Passenger Ships from Amoy to Manila shall as respects any Ship or Vessel propelled by Sails with the aid of auxiliary Screws worked by Steam apply only to any such Ship or Vessel having auxiliary Steam Power suffi- cient to propel her without the aid of Sails at the rate of 5 statute miles in the hour.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 20th Day of February, 1869.

No. 2.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 11 of 1868, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to enable the Governor in Council to grant a Pension to WILLIAM QUIN, Esquire, Superintendent of Police:

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed,

as aforesaid.

"By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 13th Day of February, 1869.

:

80

No. 3.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, disallowing Ordinance No. 2 of 1867, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for the Establishment and Regulation of a Naval Yard Police Force :

   Notice is hereby given of the same, and the Provisions of that Ordinance are declared to be null and void, and of no effect.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 13th Day of February, 1869.

No. 18.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon on Thursday, the 25th Instant, for the supply of the undermentioned Articles for the use of the Police Department, for Six Months, from the 1st Proximo until the 31st August, 1869; viz.:—

Oil, per jar of 24 catties; Lamp Wick, large and small, per dozen; Buckets, Tubs, each; Salt and Soap, per lb.; Gram, Bran, Paddy, Oats, and Straw, per picul; and Hay, per truss.

The above Articles must be of good quality, deliverable at the Central Police Barracks, at such time and in such quantities as may be required.

Any further particulars will be given on application at the Office of the Captain Superintendent of Police.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

No. 15.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that the provisional appointment of The Honorable JAMES BANKS TAYLOR to a Seat in the Legislative Council, during the absence on leave of The Honorable PHINEAS RYRIE, has been approved by the Right Honorable The Secretary of State for the Colonies.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that the Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, has been pleased to appoint WALTER MEREDITH DEANE, Esquire, to be Captain Superintendent of Police, from the 24th Day of July last, vice WILLIAM QUIN, Esquire, retired.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

?

No. 17.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1869. 81

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st January, 1869, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE

SPECIE

AMOUNT.

IN RESERVE.

S

Oriental Bank Corporation,...

513,584

171,194

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,

392,969

150,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,............................

309,445

105,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,..

813,112

350,000

TOTAL,...

2,029,110

776,194

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

February 20

30.14

61

30.15

63

54

65

30.06

63

21

30.16

64

30.15

""

64

63

70

30.09

64

22

30.16

63

""

30.22

60

54

69

30.18

63

23

30.25

62

""

30.30

62

54

66

30.26

63

24

30.30

"7

61

30.33

63

58

66

30.30

63

25

30.35

""

61

30.36

55

58

65

30.31

62

26

""

30.30

61

30.31

61

54

66

30.27

62

DATE.

1869.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*NOON

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

HYDROMETER,

DRY BULB.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

WET BULB.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMO- METER.

Self

WINDS.

RAIN.

'Registering. Min. ? Max. Noos.

6 A.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F.

9 A.M.

21

29

Feb. 20 28.35 28.39 28.35 28.29 28.29′ 52.30 58.00 59.00, 52.00 57.30 58.00 50.00 58.00 EbS

28.35 28.39 28.39 28.32 28.30, 60.00 60.30 57.00 59.50 60.05 57.00 57.00 62.00 SE

5 ESE

5 SSE

6

Co

0.05

4 EDS

i

""

""

22 28.33 28.43 28.41 28.40 28.40, 52.30 52.50 52.00 52.00, 52.00 50.05 51.00 61.00 EbS 23 28.43 28.49 28.50 28.47 28.45 51.00 52.00 51.50 50.50 51.50 51.00 50.30) 54.00 EUS 24 28.44 28.52 28.56, 28.52 28.46 50.30 54.00 53.00 49.30 52.00 52.00 50.00 56.00-SSE

5 ESE

4 E

4 SSE

??

5

0.05

0.65

5 SELS

2 SEDE

3

0.17

"

?

25 28.50 28.55 28.54 28.52 28.51, 51.00 51.30 5.00 51:60 50,00 49.30 50.00 56.30 SSE 26 28.46 28.55, 28.52 28.43 28.42 50.30 54.30 52.00 49.30 53.30 51.30 50.00 56,30 E

5 Ebs

4 SEDE

3 SSE

3 ENE

3

0.05

Fog wet dew; rain during night. Fog wet dew: from 9 to 10 A.M. rain;

evening dense fog

6 to 10 M. fog wet dew; noon, fine; evening passing fog; rain during past night.

6 A.M. fog wet dew; from 10 A.M. pass-

ing fog; fine.

Fine; rain during past night.

4 EbN

4

0.00

Fine though overcast.

2 SSE

3

0.00

Fog wet dew; from 10 A.M. fine.

82

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Abbott, G. E. Aurenche, Leon 2

Letters.Papers,

1

Letters. Papers.

Carvalho, A. F. 1

Fowler, J.

Letters. Papers

1

Cusimio,

1

Anderson, J.M.

1

Simon Monsr.

Aqua, John

1

Crutchley,

Assiter, Wm.

1

(Boiler

Antone, Esq,

1

Maker)

Augustin

Fernando

}

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

1

Christophe,

Nicolas

Bevis, W. H.

1

Monsr.

Busch, Isaak

1

Chouson, Au-

Byars, Andro L. 1

gustine,

Boyd, C. R.,

Monsr.

10 13

(Engineer)

Carleton, Gor-

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk.

Gardner, S. W. 1 Ghirard,

Giovanni

Green, J. P. Giovanni, L. Goodlake,

Edward Gernan, P.

(Inspector)}2

Hawley, Jas. H. 3

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 26th February, 1869

Letters. Papers.

Nouqu?, Monsr. 3 Norkett, Alfred 1 Nunes, Jo?o Baptista

Lets. Paps

Letters. Papers.

Johnston, H. Johns, J. T.

1

1

Johnson, Miss 1

}

Sardinha,

Anto. P. Silva, Fran- cisco K.

1

Keir, Wm.

7

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Owen, Thcs.

1

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Trour, Wm. Thomas, F.

Kirkwood, D. 1

Pastorius, John 1

6 10

King, T. H.

2

Panigati, F.

1

Pratt, Frank

Joseph

Pereira, J.

Lamberto, F.

1

Latch, J. W.

Reid, Thos.

1

Lyons, S.

Baugh, Wm.

Mary, Misses

Bariletti, Frank 1

Brown, Ann&}

ham S.

Havelberg,

1

Lannahan, John 1

2

Cooper, D.,

1

ans Kreybich

Lapshs, Ar-

1

Robinson, W..O. Ritchie, James 1 Rey, Joseph

Monsr.

Thompson,

Thomas, E.D.)

Mrs. Tan, Nicolas

Monsr. Tapson, John

1

}2

1

1

(Solicitor)

Hackorf, Bernardo

1

chibald

Brown, O.

Bretton, Wm.

1

Bowen, Frank

1

Boutfol, Monsr. 1

  Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. 1 Barrelet Mons. 1

Bremer, Kamp

J. J. Bellem, Jos? L. 2 Bland, Horatio 2

Clark, Horace F.

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Asa Eldridge

A. W. Stevens

Antares

Aurora Annie Grey

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NOTICE. late Mr. WILLIAM GASKELL, of No. 57, Wyndham Street, and No. 2, Club

OTICE.—All persons indebted to the Estate

Chambers, Solicitor, are requested to make pay- ment, and all persons having claims against said estate are notified to send in their claims to Mr. EDMUND SHARP, Solicitor, Bank Buildings, on or before the 31st May, 1869.

F. W. MITCHELL, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of the said William Gaskell, deceased.

Hongkong, 15th February, 1869.

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NOTICE.

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MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

      SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

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DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st. December, 1868, respectively.

  Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co.

1869.

Hongkong, 1st January,

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED-

LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

MR. ARTHUR WRU Sign our firm per pro-

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TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the

A amount of all Claims admitted by the

Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January, next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the

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Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co. Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

Ttween undersigned carrying on bu-

HE Copartnership heretofore existing be-

siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT.

G. A. F. NORRIS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &C. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

NOTICE.

M for us by procuration.

R. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign

THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED. Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

THERMA

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Company at this Port,

day of December, 1867.

A. FERGUSON & Co. Hongkong, 3rd January, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. A. FER-

of November, 1866.

A. FERGUSON & Co.

The business will henceforth be carried on un- der the same name by the undersigned.

A. D. MITCHELL J. D. MEYERS. HENRY FEHRS.

Hongkong, 16th December, 1867.

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Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

IMPERIALES

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Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

have this day established myself as a Public Accountant, Average Adjuster, and General Commission Agent.

C. LANGDON DAVIES. 2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

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R. R. WESTALL.

Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

NOTICE.

at this Port for the Liverpool Underwriters' THE Undersigned have been appointed Agents

Association.

GILMAN & Co. Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. FER- DINAND NISSEN in our firm ceased on the 30th April last.

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By order of the Trustees,

Corporation.

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

Mrized to sign our Firm in Foochow.

GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

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DEACON & Co.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

The business will in future be conducted under the style and firm of

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in which Mr. PETER GABAIN has been admit- ted a Partner.

NISSEN & ROBERTSON:

Ningpo, 9th May, 1868.

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R. EMIL VOGEL and HEINRICH

MR KIRCHHOFF become this day Partners in

our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., both here and at Canton.

HAGEDORN & Co. Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

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By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 3rd March, 1869.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDOnnell,

Governor.

Whereas for the furtherance of Public Interests as connected with the construction of Buildings and the prevention of Nuisances in the Colony of Hongkong, and more especially in the City of Victoria it is expedient that the present Building Ordinance, No. 8 of 1856, should be amended, and that certain preliminary inquiries should be made; And Whereas such inquiries will be most conveniently and expeditiously prosecuted by means of a Commission: Now, therefore, know Ye that I, SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice Admiral of the same, do hereby under my Hand and the Seal of the said Colony appoint you the Honorable JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary, the Honorable WILLIAM HEPBURN RENNIE, Auditor General, and you the Honorable HUGH BOLD GIBB, the Honorable WILLIAM KESWICK, and the Honorable JAMES BANKS TAYLOR, Members of the Legislative Council for the said Colony, or any three of you, to be a Commission for instituting and prosecuting all needful or proper inquiries in that behalf, and to take evidence in the premises. And to report to me all evidence so taken by you, and also your opinions thereon. And I do hereby require you to commence your enquiries forthwith, and to proceed therein continuously and to make your report to me as aforesaid with all reasonable despatch. And I do hereby empower you, during the course, and for the purposes of your said Commission, to demand and obtain access at all times to all papers, records, and documents relating to the subject matter of the said Commission being in the custody and under the control of the several Public Departments within this Colony. And from time to time to call before you and examine all persons superintending or employed in or under any of the said Departments. And I do hereby charge all Persons in the Public Service to be aiding and assisting unto you herein.

Given under my Hand and under the Seal of the Colony of Hongkong, at Victoria in the said Colony, this First day of March, A.D., One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine.

No. 22.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL directs the publication of the subjoined Annual Report of the Hongkong General Post Office, for the Year 1868.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1869.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Commission, under the Hand and Seal of His Excellency the Governor, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 3rd March, 1869.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDOnnell,

Governor.

Whereas for the furtherance of Public Interests as connected with the construction of Buildings and the prevention of Nuisances in the Colony of Hongkong, and more especially in the City of Victoria it is expedient that the present Building Ordinance, No. 8 of 1856, should be amended, and that certain preliminary inquiries should be made; And Whereas such inquiries will be most conveniently and expeditiously prosecuted by means of a Commission: Now, therefore, know Ye that I, SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice Admiral of the same, do hereby under my Hand and the Seal of the said Colony appoint you the Honorable JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary, the Honorable WILLIAM HEPBURN RENNIE, Auditor General, and you the Honorable HUGH BOLD GIBB, the Honorable WILLIAM KESWICK, and the Honorable JAMES BANKS TAYLOR, Members of the Legislative Council for the said Colony, or any three of you, to be a Commission for instituting and prosecuting all needful or proper inquiries in that behalf, and to take evidence in the premises. And to report to me all evidence so taken by you, and also your opinions thereon. And I do hereby require you to commence your enquiries forthwith, and to proceed therein continuously and to make your report to me as aforesaid with all reasonable despatch. And I do hereby empower you, during the course, and for the purposes of your said Commission, to demand and obtain access at all times to all papers, records, and documents relating to the subject matter of the said Commission being in the custody and under the control of the several Public Departments within this Colony. And from time to time to call before you and examine all persons superintending or employed in or under any of the said Departments. And I do hereby charge all Persons in the Public Service to be aiding and assisting unto you herein.

Given under my Hand and under the Seal of the Colony of Hongkong, at Victoria in the said Colony, this First day of March, A.D., One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-nine.

No. 22.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL directs the publication of the subjoined Annual Report of the Hongkong General Post Office, for the Year 1868.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1869.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

No. 10.

GENERAL POST OFFICE, HONGKONG, 15th February, 1869.

    SIR,-I have the honor to present to His Excellency Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell the ninth annual Report on the Post Office, being that for the year 1868.

2. The additional accommodation which has been afforded to the Public, and the alterations and improvements which have been effected, may be summarized as follows, viz. :

3. The establishment of sorting Offices on board the mail packets, so that the Hongkong mails are sorted on board during . the voyages between Singapore and Hongkong, and between Hongkong and Shanghae; this measure has had the effect, not only of placing the correspondence in the hands of the persons to whom it is addressed in Hongkong almost instantly after landing; but it also affords the opportunity of accelerating the transmission of letters to places with which Hongkong has intimate relations, when steamers are leaving for such places shortly after the arrival of the mails from home.

    4. The establishment of the Money Order system between Hongkong, Shanghae and Yokohama and the United Kingdom, and of a local Money Order system between Hongkong and Shanghae and Yokohama.

5. The extension of the Book and Pattern Post between Hongkong and Shanghae and any other Port in China and Japan at which a British Packet calls.

6. The extension of the system of registration to letters, and other descriptions of correspondence, addressed to or sent from any of the Ports in China and Japan at which Post Office Agencies are maintained, so that at the desire of the sender, any letters may be registered in the United Kingdom addressed to Shanghae, Canton, Swatow, Amoy, Foochow or China, and to Nagasaki or Yokohama in Japan, and in like manner, letters addressed to the United Kingdom may be registered at the places named.

7. The alteration in the hour for dispatching the homeward mail packets from Hongkong from 7 A.M. to 9 A.M.

Ningpo in

    8. The arrangements which have been made for the transmission of closed mails for the United Kingdom by the United States mail Packets via San Francisco.

    9. The arrangements which were referred to in the 9th paragraph of the last annual report, under which the mails from the United Kingdom conveyed by French Packets to Shanghae and Yokohama, are now to be delivered to the Public from the British Post Offices at those places, which will have the effect of placing the English correspondence in the hands of the persons to whom it is addressed much earlier than hitherto.

    10. In the month of April arrangements were made in London, under which Nagasaki was omitted from the Japan mail service; that place being out of the direct course between Shanghae and Yokohama, and, although the additional distance is inconsiderable, (about 80 miles,) the course of navigation in going from Nagasaki to Yokohama and vic? vers? practically caused a detention of nearly two days each way, as compared with the direct voyage, which was considered highly injurious to the postal and mercantile interests of China and Japan, which centre almost exclusively at Yokohama; the mails for Nagasaki are now sent from Shanghae by the frequent opportunities offering of forwarding them by Private Steamers and sailing vessels, so that by withdrawing the Packet service, the small mercantile community of that place is dependent, as formerly, on chance opportunities for the conveyance of their mails.

11. The transfer of the postal Agencies at the Ports in China and Japan to the exclusive controul of this Government was perfected on the 1st March last, the Colony receiving ?1,270 per annum from the Imperial Office towards their maintenance.

    12. Commencing with the Mails dispatched from London on the 22/28th August, and those dispatched from Hongkong on the 20th October, the Mail Contract Packets resumed the practice of calling at Penang, thereby necessitating their despatch homeward from Hongkong one day earlier, and their arrival (outward) here, one day later than the times set down in the new Contract made with the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.

    13. In the early part of the year the Government of Mauritius having terminated their Contract with the Union Steam-ship Company for the conveyance of Mails, once a month, between Ceylon and Mauritius, and between Mauritius and Natal; the correspondence for Mauritius is now forwarded to Aden to be sent to its destination by the French Packets leaving there once a month; the communication with Natal and the Cape of Good Hope being thus cut off, correspondence for those Colonies is now sent in the Mails for London.

14. During the year there has been one instance only of the British Contract Packets having started unpunctually, and this was occasioned by the wreck of the Benares with the Northern Mails on Steep Island, Fisherman's Group, which caused a detention of the homeward Mails from Hongkong of 29 hours.

    15. Arrangements similar to those agreed upon between this Government and the United States of America on the 10th August 1867, have been made in London for the exchange of Mails via Hongkong and San Francisco, between the United States on the one side, and the Straits Settlements and the British East Indies on the other, by means, conjointly, of the British and United States Packets; Mails for the United States reaching this Office either from India or the Straits, are there- fore sent by the Pacific Packets to their destination, and, Mails reaching here in the opposite direction, are duly transmitted to the Straits and India by means of the British Contract Packets. Arrangements have also been made by which Mails for the North of China arriving at Yokohama by United States Packets are carried thence to Shanghae by British Packet, and, on the other hand, for the Yokohama Mails arriving at Hongkong by British Packet to be carried thence by United States Packet, when time would thereby be saved; the result has been that, in some instances, the Mails from home have been delivered at Yokohama 2 days before the English Mail Steamer arrived there via Shanae.

    16. The privilege which was hitherto confined to the letters of Officers of the Navy, of sending and receiving their letters by British Packet to and from the United Kingdom for sixpence per half ounce, has been extended to Officers in the Army stationed here and in the other Colonies.

    17. The following statements will shew that, during the past, as in previous years, all efforts have been made towards the progress of the service, and that whilst the establishment of the system of sorting the Mails at sea, the introduction of the Money Order system, and the various other improvements inaugurated, have, of necessity, caused some increase of expenditure, the Revenue which has accrued, both to the Colony and to the Imperial Office, has been augmented, and I trust the general results will be found satisfactory.

Comparative Statement of Revenue.

Add amount received from Imperial Post Office towards the maintenance of Postal

18.

Total Revenue collected in 1868,

Agencies at the Ports in China and Japan,..

Total Revenue collected in 1867,

Total increase in 1868, as compared with 1867,.

· ?36,422.11.10

952.10. 0

?37,375. 1.10

=$174,828.45

=$

$ 4,572.00-

34,787.19. 0

$179,400.45 $166,982.17

.? 2,587. 2.10 $ 12,418.28

Amount of Imperial Revenue collected in 1868,

Do.

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Increase in 1868, as compared with 1867,

1867,

?24,592.11.11

$118,044.46

22,608.15. 0

=

$108,522.00

.?1,983.16.11 $ 9,522.46

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

Amount of Colonial Revenue in 1868,

Do.

do.

1867,

Increase in 1868, as compared with 1867;

87

$61,355.99 58,460.17

..$ 2,895.82

19. The amount of uncollected Revenue due to the Colony at the end of 1868, was $1,663.25 in excess of that which was outstanding at the end of 1867, therefore the Colonial Revenue of 1868 is actually $4,559.07 more than that of 1867.

    20. The whole revenue of 1868 being $12,418.28 in excess of the revenue of 1867, it may be fairly assumed that, to some considerable extent, the system of Marine Sorting, and the attendant acceleration in the delivery of the letters, has had some effect in checking their illicit conveyance, although it has not entirely eradicated the practice.

   21. The expenditure in the year 1868, including a sum of $2,207.51, paid for the conveyance of Mails by private Ship, amounts to $31,217.21, of which $4,572 has been contributed by the Imperial Office, in aid of the charges for maintaining Post Offices at the Ports, which reduces the amount forming a charge upon the Colony to $26,645.21, or $366.26 in excess of that of 1867.

22. I append a return, marked A. of the Gross and Net Revenue for the Eight clear years the Department has been under the control of this Government, which shews its general progress.

    23. The Colony's share of the Postage on Mails from the United Kingdom in 1868 amounts to ?1,265.12.2 or ?475.8.8 in excess of the sum received from the same source in 1867.

24. The number of Letters and Papers sent from Hongkong to the United Kingdom in 1868 was as follows, viz.:-

BY BRITISH PACKET.

BY FRENCH PACKET.

Letters. Papers and Prices Current.

Letters.

Papers and Prices Current.

In 1868,

.203,580

161,173

In 1868,

9,093

2,148

In 1867,

.164,761

145,597

In 1867,

10,597

4,428

? Excess in 1868, .. 38,819

15,576

Excess in 1867,.. 1,504

2,280

25. The weight of Letters sent to the United Kingdom in 1868, is as follows:—

PER BRITISH PACKET.

Ton. cwt. qrs. lbs. 02.

Via Southampton,

.0

18

1

8

?

Vi? Marseilles,

1

18

Total,

16

3

3

12

cnt.

qr's.

PER FRENCH PACKET.

lbs.

02.

26. The weight of Letters received from the United Kingdom in 1868, is as follows:-

PER BRITISH PACKET.

Ton. cwt. qrs. lbs.

02.

Vi? Southampton,...

.1

3

1

4

12

Vi? Marseilles,

.1

5

3

74

Total,.

.2

9

0

9

4

3 25

33

PER FRENCH PACKET. cwt.

lbs. qrs.

Oz.

0 18

2/1/20

27. The weight of Newspapers, either sent or received, is not taken, neither is the number of Letters received taken, because the time which would be occupied in this work would protract the delivery of the correspondence to the Public, as pointed out in the 15th paragraph of the last annual report.

28. The Letters received in the Mails from the United States, San Francisco and Yokohama, by the Pacific Mail Steamers, during the year 1868, number 4,988, and the Papers 10,679; whilst those sent by these vessels to Yokohama, San Francisco and the United States generally, have been 11,266 Letters and 9,224 Papers, and the amount received by the Colony for postage on Mails despatched is, approximately, $1,311.08; the revenue on the Mails received is retained by the United States Post Office; during 1868, 10 Mails were received and 10 Mails were despatched, whereas in 1867, only 5 Mails were dispatched, and 5 received, on this account, therefore, no comparison can be made between the two years; it has however been observed that, fewer Letters and Papers are now both sent and received in the Mails by this route, than those which were carried at the

outset.

     29. The Registered Letters received from London during 1868 numbered 1,099 or 114 in excess of those received in the previous year, whilst those sent have increased by 525, the number in 1868 being 1,346, against 821 in 1867. In connexion with the security afforded by the Registration of Letters it may be useful to remark that, the Post Office fails occasionally to convey Registered Letters uninjured, because the public themselves not unfrequently post them very badly secured, and, during the year 1868, two notable examples have been observed, in which very thin boxes of wood, one containing a silver watch, and the other a ladies bonnett, or head dress, which both escaped from the packages and were found loose in the Registered Letter bags.

     30. The number of Mails received by private Ships during 1868 is 1,102, against 1,179 in 1867, whilst those despatched shew a decrease of 475 in 1868 as compared with 1867, the numbers being, in 1867, 1,747, and in 1868, 1,272.

     31. The number of Letters on official business sent from the Department to the Public, the Agents at the Ports and the various Public Offices, during the year 1868 has increased by 365, the number in 1867 being 855, against 1,220 last year, and a corresponding increase has taken place in the number of those received.

      32. From the returns appended, marked B. and C., it will be observed that, the British Contract Packets have arrived with the Mails from home with more punctuality than hitherto during the past year, and, that although the average time allowed from the voyages has been shorter than formerly, the average time occupied has been a few hours less by Southampton, and a few hours more by Marseilles; 15 Mails having arrived before their due date, 6 on their due date, and only 5 after the time set down for arrival, and that 23 days were gained on the voyage, and 7 lost, in the transmission of the Mails vi? Southampton, and 7 days were lost, and 23 gained, in the transmission of those via Marseilles, against 42 days gained, and 10 lost, in the year 1867, and that the quickest time in which a Mail was brought from London to Hongkong via Marseilles was 39 days, against 38 days in 1867.

33. I append a return, marked D. cf the dates of arrival and departure of the French Packets in the year 1868, by which it will be seen that the shortest time occupied in conveying & Mail from London to Hongkong in 1868 was 38 days, against 39 days in the two previous years.

34. And I also append a Statement, marked E. of the arrivals and departures of the United States Mail Packets at Hongkong during the year 1868.

88

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

35. The amount realized by the sale of Postage Stamps during the year 1868 was $133,802.12, of which Stamps of the value of $77,770.26 were sold in Hongkong, and the remainder, viz.: $56,031.86, at the Ports, shewing a decrease of $2,580.70 in those sold at Hongkong and an increase of $8,206.58 in those sold at the Ports, as compared with 1867; I annex a list of the number and value of each kind of Postage Stamps sold in 1868,

viz. :-

227,464... 191,293.

...

132,661

?

169,528.

58,357

7,876.

100,584.

92,817

32,531 25,061..

2 Cent Stamps.

4

""

""

6

""

""

8

""

""

.12

""

""

.18

""

24

""

""

30

"

""

48 96

""

""

""

""

4,549.28

7,651.72

7,959.66

13,562.24

7,002.84

1,417.68 .24,140.16

.27,845.10

.15,614.88

24,058.56

$133,802.12

   36. The Money Order system between Hongkong, Shanghae and Yokohama and the United Kingdom, has clearly proved itself of great convenience to the Public; during the three months of its operation, 388 Orders having been issued in Hongkong on the United Kingdom amounting to ?2,150.14.4; 91 at Shanghai amounting to ?442.6.11, and 54 at Yokohama amounting to ?220.16.4; the Balance of Commission which accrued to the Colony on account of these Orders is as follows:-

Hongkong,.. Shanghae,. Yokohama,

..

TOTAL,.

$40.98 cents

9.08 "" 3.74

$53.80 cents;

t will therefore be seen that, although the advantage to the Public has doubtless been great, the system, so far, has not been remunerative.

37. One Order only (for ?7.0.0) was drawn in the United Kingdom upon Hongkong, and one (for 15s.) upon Shanghai, during the three Months of the Year.

  38. The Local Money Order system between Hongkong, Shanghae and Yokohama, which was commenced on the 1st November, has not been much availed of yet, 3 Orders only having been issued in Hongkong on Shanghae, amounting to $110 and 3 on Yokohama amounting to $74: whilst One Order was issued at Shanghae upon Hongkong for $18: and 4 Orders were issued at Yokohama on Hongkong amounting to $47.81; the Commission received by the Colony on account of Local Money Orders amounts to $2.10.-I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient Servant,

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

The Honorable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

&c.,

&C.,

&c.

:

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

A.

RETURN of the GROSS and NET REVENUE for Eight years from 1861 to 1868.

Imperial Revenue. Colonial Revenue.

89

Years.

Total Revenue.

Colonial Expendi-

ture.

Net Colonial Revenue.

1861,

$ 49.239:17

C.

$ 35.319:54

C.

$ c. 84.558:71

$ 15.105:79

C.

$

c.

20.213:75

.1862,

89.102:82

50.632:75

139.735:57

15.091:07

35.541:68

1863,

115.614:00

68.760:09

184.374:09

21.215:42

47.544:67

1864,

125.124:24

86.341:11

211.465:35

24.431:05

61.910:06

1865,

130.886:03

61.257:03

192.143:06

25.413:59

35.843:44

1866,

112.027:17

51.865:63

163.892:80

25.356:46

26.509:17

1867.

108.522:00

.58.460:17

166.982:17

26.278:95

32.181:22

1868,

118.044:46

61.355:99

179.400:45

26.645:21

34.710:78

Average yearly Net Colonial Revenue,..

$36:806.84

General Post Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1869.

B.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

RETURN shewing the Number of DAYS allowed for the conveyance of MAILS from London to Hongkong via Southampton and vi? Marseilles, the time each voyage occupied, and the number of days lost or gained, during the year 1868.

VIA MARSEILLES.

VIA SOUTHAMPTON.

Date of Departure.

in

Time allowed No. of No. of No. of

days days

days lost. Time Table. occupied. gained.

Date of Departure.

in

Time Bill.

Time allowed No. of

days occupied.

No. of days

No. of

gained.

days lost.

1868.

1868.

January

4

52 days

50

ch

January

10

46 days

44

2

20

49

51

27

42

44

""

""

""

February

4

48

47

February 10

42

41

""

::

29:

""

20

48

47

1

26

42

41

22

,,

""

29

47

48

March

6

41

42

March

21

47

47

27

41

41

""

""

""

April

4

47

46

April

10

41

40

""

18

47

48

24

41

42

""

""

""

""

May

2

47

46

May

41

40

1

""

""

16

47

45

2

22

41

""

,,

13

30

47

46

1

June

5

41

39 40

·

""

""

""

June

13

47

47

19

41

41

""

""

27

47

47

July

3

41 ""

41

""

July

11

47

45

17

41

39

"

""

25

47

45

31

41 ""

39

""

""

August

47

45

August

14

41

39

""

""

22

48

47

28

42

41

""

""

"

September

5

48

49

September 11

42

43

"

""

19

48

50

2

25

42

44

Q

""

""

October

3

51

47

October 9

45

41

4

"}

"">

17

51

50

1

23

45

44

1

""

""

""

31

51

50

1

November

6

45

44

1

""

""

November

14

51

50

1

20

45

44

1

""

""

""

28

51

51

December

4

45

45

..

27

""

December

12

51

51

18

45

45

""

">

""

26

51

51

1869.

""

"J

January 1

45

45

""

TOTAL,

1,262 days

1,246

23

7

Average number of days allowed for each voyage,

Do.

""

"}

occupied in

.4813 .4722

""

""

TOTAL,.. 1,105 days

Average number of days allowed for each voyage,...4214

Do.

occupied in

F. W. MITCHELL,

1,089

23

my

.4121

""

General Post Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1869.

Postmaster General.

!

90

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

C.

RETURN shewing the DATES of ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE of the British Contract Packets during 1868, and the number of days occupied in the passage to and from Southampton, and to and from Marseilles.

ARRIVAL.

Date on which Packet should have

Name of Packet.

arrived according to Time Table.

Actual Date of Arrival.

Number of days occupied in the

Number of days

voyage via Southampton.

occupied in the

voyage via Marseilles.

1868.

1868.

Emeu,

Behar,

February March

24

February

22

50

44

8

March

10

51

44

Orissa,

22

21

47

41

China,

Malacca,

""

Ellora,

Emeu,

Behar,

""

April

May

June

77

April

6

47

41

15

16

48

42

6

May

6

47

41

20

19

46

40

3

June

4

48

42

Orissa,

17

16

46

40

22

""

Delhi,

July

1

29

45

39

Columbian,

15 July

14

46

40

""

Malacca,

29

29

47

41

>"

Emeu,

Orissa,

China, Columbian,

Malacca,

August

""

September

October

12

August

12

47

41

26

24

45

39

""

9 September,

7

45

39

23

;

21

45

39

8 October

7

47

41

Emeu,

Orissa,

China,

22

23

49

43

""

November

5 November

77

50

22

18

47

22

  Malta, Travancore,

  Rangoon, Orissa,

December

""

January

""

6

December

5

20

19

1869.

1869.

3 | January

2

China,

17 31

17

""

30

""

Madras,

February

14 February

13

1888 8899

44

41

50

44

50

44

50

44

50

44

49

43

49

43

DEPARTURE.

Name of Packet.

Date of Departure from Hongkong.

Date of Arrival in London.

Via Marseilles.

Via Southampton.

Number of days vi? Southampton.

Number of d?ng vi?n Marseilles.

?

  Behar, Orissa, Benares,

China,

1868. January

1

1868. February

11

1868. February 17

48

42

15

26

March

6

51.

43

""

February

1

March

14

20

48

42

""

12

23

29

46

40

""

Malacca,

22

Emeu,

March

11

Behar,

Orissa,

April

26 April

25 May

8

5

April

11

45

39

19

25

46

40

""

""

3

May

10

47

40

18

21

44

41

""

"7

China,

22

31

June

5

45

40

""

Malta,

May

1

June

13

18

49

44

""

Malacca,

""

15 July

4

July

12

59

51

Emeu,

30

15

21

53

47

""

""

Behar,

June

12

92.

26 August

1

51

45

Orissa,

"2

Delhi,

Columbian, Malacca,

July

""

10

26 August

""

9

14

50

45

""

22

29

51

44

""

24

September

6 September 11

50

45

August

7

20

28

53

45

""

Emen,

Orissa,

21

October

3 October

10

51

44

September

4

17

23

50

44

""

China, Columbian, Malacca,

18

31 November

8

52

44

""

October

2

November 15

21

51

45

20

29 December

6

48

41

""

27

Emeu,

Orissa,

China,

Malta,

Ellora,

November

17

27

December

1

3

""

January

December

13

18

46

41

27 January

2

47

41

9

Receipt not yet acknowledged.

Receipt not yet?

40

15

Recei, t not yet acknowledged.

Do.

""

29

Do.

Do.

""

acknowledged.

Do.

Do.

F. W. MITCHELL,

Postmaster General.

Receipt not yet

acknowledged.

Do.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1869.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

D.

RETURN shewing the DATES of ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE of the French Mail Packets during 1868, ?nd the Number of Days occupied in the transmission of Mails, between Hongkong and London.

Name of Packet.

Donnai,

Cambodge,

Hoogly,

Imperatrice,

Tigre,

Donnai,

Hoogly,

Imperatrice,

Tigre,

Donnai,

Hoogly, Imperatrice, Tigre,

Total,..

Donnai,

Cambodge,

Hoogly,

Imperatrice,

Tigre,

Donnai,

Hoogly,

Imperatrice,

Tigre,

Donnai,

Hoogly,

91

ARRIVAL.

Date of Arrival

at Hongkong.

Date on which Mail left London.

Number of Days occupied in the Voyage.

1868.

1867.

January

November

17

49

February

3

December

18

48

March

2

1868, January

18

45

April

February

18

44

29

March

18

43

""

May

28

April

18

.41

June

24

May

18

38

July

27

June

18

40

August

26

July

18

40

September

28

August

18

42

October

27

September

18

40

November

30

October

18

44

December

31

November

18

44

55

Average Number of Days occupied in each Voyage 42 24.

Name of Packet.

DEPARTURE.

Date of Departure

from Hongkong.

Date of Arrival of Mail in London.

Number of Days occupied in the Voyage.

1868.

1868.

January

30

March

March

1

April

31

May

April

27

June

May

25

July

June

25

August

July

23

August

25

September

25

October

28

September October November December

November

26

January

∞∞∞ON H∞ CO LO CO

6

37

39

?

37

3

38

6

43

7

44

4

44

45

40

39

39

445

Total,...

Average Number of Days occupied in each Voyage 4012.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1869.

E.

ARRIVAL.

RETURN shewing the DATES of ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE of the United States Mail Packets during 1868, and the Number of Days occupied in the transmission of Mails between Hongkong and San Francisco.

Name of Packet.

Number of Days occupied in the Voyage.

Date of Arrival at Hongkong.

Date of Departure from San Francisco.

1868.

Great Republic,.

January

13

1867. December

6

41

China,

February

15

1868, January 13

*New York,

April

16

March

China,

Colorado,

May

19

? April

18

July

6

June

+Great Republic,

August

4

July

Japan,

September

7

August

China,

October

6

Great Republic,

November

?

Japan,

December

??

6

September October

6

November

I co lo co co co ∞ =

34

7

41

32

·

3

34

3

33

36

35.

35

33

* The Mails by this vessel were conveyed to Yokohama by the Great Republic.

The Mails by this vessel were conveyed to Yokohama by the New York.

Total,.

354

Average Number of Days occupied in each Voyage 35.

?

92

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

DEPARTURE.

Great Republic,.

China,

New York,.

...

China,

Colorado,

Great Republic,

Japan,

China,

Great Republic,

?

Japan,

Name of Packet.

Date of Departure .

from Hongkong.

Date of Arrival at San Francisco.

Number of Days occupied in the Voyage.

1868.

1868.

January

16

February

16

32

...

'February

25

March

31

36

April

19

May

18

30

May

26

June

26

32

July

15

August

16

33

August

15

September

19

36

September

15

October

20

36

October

15

November

22

38

November

16

December

22

37

December

16

Receipt not yet acknowledged.

Total,.

F. W. MITCHELL,

Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1869.

No. 23.

?

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Annual Report on the state of the Government Schools in Hongkong for the Year 1868, is published for general information.

$

By Command,.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 15th February, 1869.

  SIR,-I have the honour to forward to you the Annual Report on the state of the Government Schools in this Colony for the year 1868.

2.-Adhering to the old distinction between the Central School and the Village Schools, I shall commence with the former. 3. The year was one of considerable anxiety. There were, first, the interruptions and inconveniences caused by the erection of a new class-room. Then, an attempt had been made to introduce a new subject-Algebra into the school-work, and I was afraid that not only would very partial success attend the experiment, but that it would be conducted at the expense of something more elementary and, therefore, more useful.

4.-The result of the year's work, tested as usual by written examinations and a strict system of marking, showed that, in both cases, fears were groundless. The annoyance proceeding from the building operations caused no diminution or irregu larity in the attendance; and, although it was disappointing in a few cases to find boys in the first class getting more marks for Algebra than for Arithmetic, yet, on the whole, there was marked progress for the year. The standard of examination, too, in all the classes, both English and Chinese, was considerably higher than in previous years, but the result dispelled any additional anxiety that may have been felt on that account.

5.-The success thus obtained can only be considered partial, and does not diminish the necessity for the additional assistance which is now expected. In the present state of the school, the best division into classes that can be made still leaves, especially in the higher ones, considerable inequality as regards the attainments of the scholars. To proceed to advanced subjects is, in such a case, to neglect the portion of the class which cannot follow, and to attempt solely to bring up This happens more or less the backward is to disregard the interests of those who are capable of making more rapid progress. in all schools, but it is to be hoped that, in the course of a few years, when the difficulties which attend a recent undertaking have been overcome, and when the system which has been adopted is carried out, not as at present it can be, but as it is in- tended to be, this drawback to the school will be so far removed as to cause but little hindrance to improvement.

6.-The year

has been characterized by much greater attention to, and apparent pleasure in, certain subjects which were before gone through mechanically, under a sort of tacit protest. Till within the last twelve months, anything beyond the This is not so much the case now, and it mere acquisition of English was evidently looked on as so much waste of time. seems to be mainly attributable to two causes,--first, the difficulty in getting situations in mercantile houses, and secondly, to a recent regulation by the Inspector General of Chinese Customs with reference to the examination which candidates for ad- mission into that service are expected to pass.

7.-The former of these causes seems to act in this way. The boys, like many other people in the place, hope that the period of commercial difficulties will soon terminate, and that brighter prospects will soon be before them. In the meantime, they think they may as well occupy their time with all the lessons which are prescribed to them. The haste to get employ- ment having been stopped, their minds are left in a fitter state to give attention to work which they previously undervalued, if not despised. The benefit to themselves cannot fail to be great, and if it corresponds to the pleasure which it gives their teachers to see this change, they will never regret that the previous facilities of getting employment have been so much diminished. 8.-The second cause has been very marked in its operation. A situation in the Customs' service is an object of ambition to many of the boys, not only from the high salaries which are offered, but from the respectable position in which it places them. During the course of the year, the standard of examination was raised and a few new subjects added. The interest with which the announcement of higher salaries and a higher standard of acquirements was received by the boys was great, and I shall not regret to see the Inspector General make a few more additions to the subjects of examination.

9.-It may be objected that this tends to deprive the Colony of the services of the boys, and that no equivalent is thus obtained for the expense incurred in educating them. I do not think so. The number in each year competent to join the If direct advantages are not obtained, the indirect ad- service is but small, and were it greater, the Colony need not regret it. vantages are evident; and the more the boys are scattered over the Empire the greater, it is to be hoped, will be the good

92

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

DEPARTURE.

Great Republic,.

China,

New York,.

...

China,

Colorado,

Great Republic,

Japan,

China,

Great Republic,

?

Japan,

Name of Packet.

Date of Departure .

from Hongkong.

Date of Arrival at San Francisco.

Number of Days occupied in the Voyage.

1868.

1868.

January

16

February

16

32

...

'February

25

March

31

36

April

19

May

18

30

May

26

June

26

32

July

15

August

16

33

August

15

September

19

36

September

15

October

20

36

October

15

November

22

38

November

16

December

22

37

December

16

Receipt not yet acknowledged.

Total,.

F. W. MITCHELL,

Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1869.

No. 23.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Annual Report on the state of the Government Schools in Hongkong for the Year 1868, is published for general information.

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By Command,.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 15th February, 1869.

  SIR,-I have the honour to forward to you the Annual Report on the state of the Government Schools in this Colony for the year 1868.

2.-Adhering to the old distinction between the Central School and the Village Schools, I shall commence with the former. 3. The year was one of considerable anxiety. There were, first, the interruptions and inconveniences caused by the erection of a new class-room. Then, an attempt had been made to introduce a new subject-Algebra into the school-work, and I was afraid that not only would very partial success attend the experiment, but that it would be conducted at the expense of something more elementary and, therefore, more useful.

4.-The result of the year's work, tested as usual by written examinations and a strict system of marking, showed that, in both cases, fears were groundless. The annoyance proceeding from the building operations caused no diminution or irregu larity in the attendance; and, although it was disappointing in a few cases to find boys in the first class getting more marks for Algebra than for Arithmetic, yet, on the whole, there was marked progress for the year. The standard of examination, too, in all the classes, both English and Chinese, was considerably higher than in previous years, but the result dispelled any additional anxiety that may have been felt on that account.

5.-The success thus obtained can only be considered partial, and does not diminish the necessity for the additional assistance which is now expected. In the present state of the school, the best division into classes that can be made still leaves, especially in the higher ones, considerable inequality as regards the attainments of the scholars. To proceed to advanced subjects is, in such a case, to neglect the portion of the class which cannot follow, and to attempt solely to bring up This happens more or less the backward is to disregard the interests of those who are capable of making more rapid progress. in all schools, but it is to be hoped that, in the course of a few years, when the difficulties which attend a recent undertaking have been overcome, and when the system which has been adopted is carried out, not as at present it can be, but as it is in- tended to be, this drawback to the school will be so far removed as to cause but little hindrance to improvement.

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has been characterized by much greater attention to, and apparent pleasure in, certain subjects which were before gone through mechanically, under a sort of tacit protest. Till within the last twelve months, anything beyond the This is not so much the case now, and it mere acquisition of English was evidently looked on as so much waste of time. seems to be mainly attributable to two causes,--first, the difficulty in getting situations in mercantile houses, and secondly, to a recent regulation by the Inspector General of Chinese Customs with reference to the examination which candidates for ad- mission into that service are expected to pass.

7.-The former of these causes seems to act in this way. The boys, like many other people in the place, hope that the period of commercial difficulties will soon terminate, and that brighter prospects will soon be before them. In the meantime, they think they may as well occupy their time with all the lessons which are prescribed to them. The haste to get employ- ment having been stopped, their minds are left in a fitter state to give attention to work which they previously undervalued, if not despised. The benefit to themselves cannot fail to be great, and if it corresponds to the pleasure which it gives their teachers to see this change, they will never regret that the previous facilities of getting employment have been so much diminished. 8.-The second cause has been very marked in its operation. A situation in the Customs' service is an object of ambition to many of the boys, not only from the high salaries which are offered, but from the respectable position in which it places them. During the course of the year, the standard of examination was raised and a few new subjects added. The interest with which the announcement of higher salaries and a higher standard of acquirements was received by the boys was great, and I shall not regret to see the Inspector General make a few more additions to the subjects of examination.

9.-It may be objected that this tends to deprive the Colony of the services of the boys, and that no equivalent is thus obtained for the expense incurred in educating them. I do not think so. The number in each year competent to join the If direct advantages are not obtained, the indirect ad- service is but small, and were it greater, the Colony need not regret it. vantages are evident; and the more the boys are scattered over the Empire the greater, it is to be hoped, will be the good

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done, and the better will the school and the instruction given in it be appreciated. Besides, education is intended first for the benefit of the taught and then, as much as may be, for the advantage of the community. The Government has a higher object in view than simply getting a monetary equivalent for the instruction which it is the medium of imparting.

   10.- English conversation" is a subject of great difficulty to the boys, and I am sorry to find people so exacting in this matter. Several have been rejected, without trial, on account of this defect. It is very easily accounted for. The boys have no possible opportunity of speaking English except to their teachers at school. It cannot, therefore, be expected that immediately on leaving school they could be very proficient in it. Practice alone can give facility, and I always find that when the boys who have got situations come back to see me, as they invariably do when they return to the Colony should they happen to be employed elsewhere, they speak English with considerable fluency. At school, they have laid a foundation in a grammatical knowledge of the language, and, when they come into close contact with foreigners, speaking is rapidly acquired. A little reflection on this shows the reasonableness of it, and this reference to it may not be without its uses in future.

11.-Mention has been made of the teaching of Algebra, and of doubts connected with its success. a mathematician, well versed in Chinese, that he had tried to teach it to a class at Shanghai, by way of an experiment to I had been told by test the powers of the Chinese, and that he was so dissatisfied with their want of progress that he gave up the attempt. There is certainly no cause for boasting of what has been accomplished at this school, but the result, such as it is, gives fair hopes that, with increased facilities of teaching such subjects, no unimportant success may be obtained. The reasoning faculty is not wanting to Chinese boys; it is simply dormant. "Elementary Chinese education makes no attempt at developing it, but the opportunity once given, its existence is soon apparent.

    12.--When the Third Master arrives Euclid will be attempted, and no doubt with a certain measure of success. this has been added instruction in Natural Science nothing can be said as to a narrow field of study whatever may of over-confident expectations.

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be thought 13.—The examination of the school, which extends over the last eight days of the year, while very useful for enabling the teachers to ascertain what both they and their scholars have done, is greatly appreciated by the boys, and there is reason to believe that it is regarded with some interest by their relatives. Examinations in themselves need no recommendation to the Chinese. In fact, a recognition of their importance is a great step made towards securing their confidence. I have never heard a whisper of any unfairness in the mode of conducting those at this school; and, next to a desire to get one of the va- luable prizes which Government as wisely as liberally offers for success, comes anxiety to know the exact number of marks which each scholar has obtained in each subject. These are carefully noted and taken as they are intended to be-a guide to future diligence.

14. A favourable opportunity here offers itself for expressing my acknowledgements to Mr. Smith, Registrar General, and to Mr. Gerrard of his Office for their annual prizes. To His Excellency The Governor, also, and to Dr. Murray, Colonial Surgeon, similar acknowledgements are due for the valuable prizes they have offered for next year. I need not say how gra- tifying it would be to see others following their example undeterred by the rather severe criticism which has lately been passed upon the school,-criticism, it should be remembered, based not on experience, but on a priori reasoning. It is true I regretted last year, and the feeling still remains undiminished, that the conduct of the elder boys when out of school was not what one could wish to see; but I was reporting on the Central School and not on Chinese clubs. Had the latter been my subject, it would have been necessary to state that they contain also the baptized and the confirmed, and that these do even as their neighbours. The circumstances then referred to are not applicable to this school alone. They are characteristic of all the English-speaking Chinese in the place, whether educated at the Central School or at the Mission Schools.

15.-Making the Bible a class-book in the school would not remedy the present state of things. Time alone will do that. When the grand-children of the present occupiers of the school benches come to take their places on them, a different state of things may be expected. If common consent may be taken as a guide, it is now, and has always been, the case that converts to Christianity even (to say nothing in the meantime of school children) do not give, in the first generation, the satisfaction which their teachers would desire. I referred, last year, in confirmation of this, to the state of things in the early days of the Corinthian Church, and I repeat the reference now to those who care to look at it. If further confirmation is needed, it is to be found in the fact that the Roman Catholic Church in China ordains no novice to the priesthood. Candidates are selected solely from those families which have been Catholics for some generations.

    16.-The public may rest assured that the secular system of instruction given in the Central School was neither hastily adopted nor is it unthinkingly pursued; and, it will not be altered in any way till good cause has been shown to the contrary. Were the boys Christians, or the sons of Christian parents, there might be ground for objecting to purely secular instruction; but taking things as they are, it may well be asked-why should the Government lose an opportunity of diffusing useful knowledge by enforcing religious instruction, to which the Chinese mind is at present so repugnant? It will be time to super-add the Bible when the boys consider it their duty to read it; not, as at present, when their every feeling is opposed to it. Education may be within the province of Government, but certainly not conversion; and no good can ever come of using the accident of power to tamper with a people's convictions.

17. The present system is on its trial. Let it have a fair one. schools where the Bible is read and religious instruction given show better results in the future than they have done in the It is not yet the time to pronounce judgment. When past, objectors to secular education will receive a patient hearing. Till then they can scarcely expect it. The Government of this Colony is not wedded to secular education as such. It simply accepts the situation in which it finds itself, and tries to make the best of it. With a change of circumstances will no doubt come a change of policy; but, if in a professedly Christian institution, in existence for about fourteen years, the "prospects are discouraging," and "the results, in a Christian point of view, give little encouragement," Government need not be called upon to prosecute the experiment.

18.—Christian and secular education must for the present be accepted as two distinct fields of operation in Hongkong, and it is incumbent on those who have the care of schools to decide which of the two is the more desirable for the purposes they have in view. The Missionary will make his choice, the Government its; and both, if it is permitted them, will work harmoniously for the same common object, for the object is none the less common that the one aims at it by direct and the other by indirect means.

19. Within the last few days, the question has been prominently put and with hyperbole which must have startled not a few,--Will the boys at the Central School become the "Nana Sahibs" of their day? I confess the subject causes me no disquietude. I do not assert that Secular Education is an unmitigated good, any more than many of the other blessings which we enjoy, but I will assert this that if anything untoward does happen with these boys, it may be in connexion with, but it will not be in consequence of, the education which they are now receiving. No question of right or wrong is ever shirked; no countenance is given to deceit or to immorality in any of its phases, and I am sure of this that neither the Government which supports the school, nor the teachers who labour in it, will ever regret the work which they have done. Moreover, if these boys do ever become the "Nana Salibs" of their day, it will be in opposition-shall I say in greater oppo- sition to the principles of Confucianism than to those of Christianity. At any rate, it will scarcely be too late to reconsider our position when the existence of "British Rule in China" has become a fact and not a fancy.

    20.-The Village Schools remain in very much the same condition as formerly. The Tables appended to this Report give all necessary statistical information concerning them. From these it will be seen that the numbers are gradually increasing, and that regularity in attendance is becoming more and more marked.

21.-Three new schools, those namely at Ma-t'au and Mong-kok on the Kow-loon Peninsula, and at Little Hongkong,

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demand special notice. These differ from the others in being aided only, and not supported, a plan which I hope to see extended to all the schools as rapidly as it is practicable to do so. At present, each of the three masters is allowed five dollars a month, and the villagers make up the amount of his salary principally in kind, which seems to be the ordinary way of paying school-masters in China.

The

22. The proposal of a grant in aid came from the villagers themselves, and was at once acceded to. It is an admirable method of overcoming a difficulty which seems to have existed to a greater extent ten years ago than it does now. Chinese like to have a school-master of their own choice. So much is this the case that the villagers of T?-kw? w?n for three successive years declined to have a Government School in the village although they had petitioned for one, unless the appoint- ment of the school-master was left entirely in their own hands. Their request was of course refused. It was too much to ask the entire support of the school from Government and to refuse it any control over the master.

23.-The late Board of Education decided on refusing all such applications, and very properly so. At first, they granted them, being glad to do anything which would be the means of getting children to go to school, but they ultimately discovered that such proposals really originated with some school-master in want of employment, and not with the people themselves. Some adventurer, possibly a fortune-teller, visited the village, got the heads of it together, expatiated on the advantages of having a school and on his own special qualifications for the post of school-master, and concluded by saying that it would not only not cost them anything if they would petition Government in his favour, but he would undertake to allow them so much a month out of his salary. Matters went on smoothly for a few months till the school-master, thinking himself in possession, forgot his promise. Gradually the children were withdrawn, and the following year the Board was petitioned for his dismissal on the ground of general incompetence if not of something more serious, and another who had made liberal promises was recommended in his place.

24.—It was for such reasons as these that the Government was recommended to refuse the petition from T?-kw? w?n. The village does not enjoy an enviable reputation, and it was more than suspected that the people were afraid of the doings of the place coming to light, if a Government nominee was appointed to the school.

25.-Matters stand on a different footing when aid and not support is asked for. There can be little doubt then that a desire to have the children educated is paramount to all other considerations. The master, too, feeling his dependence on the villagers for half his income, has an inducement to diligence which one could wish to see introduced into some of the other schools, that at Sh?u-ki w?n for example, where the whole state of things is very unsatisfactory. It is really a question whether that school should not be shut up once more. The people have already forgotten all their promises to send their children regularly to school. Their zeal may be measured by the fact that in 1866 when offered the use of the school-room, which is Government property, at a rental of one dollar per quarter they refused to accept it on such terms. And yet there must be nearly two hundred children in the village who ought to be at school.

   26.-The school-house at Little Hongkong belongs to the Government, and was put in thorough repair in the early part of the year.

       In this respect, the villagers have a great advantage over those at Mong-kok and Ma-t'au where the school-houses belong to the people. Miserable hovels they are. That at Mong-kok is about fifteen feet long, by seven and a half wide. The height is about ten feet. To make all the floor-space available for school purposes, the master's bed is suspended from the ceiling after the manner of a hammock. There is no window. I therefore conclude that there can be no school when it rains. The school-room at Ma-t'au is considerably larger, but as the number of scholars is twice that at Mong-kok, matters are not mended in consequence.

27. In spite of all this, the schools are well attended, and every body seems satisfied. The villagers express themselves This is in great contrast to the state of things on the under great obligations to the Government, and ask for nothing more. Island itself, where, with one exception, the school-houses are substantial and commodious, and yet remain anything but over- crowded. I have, as usual, drawn attention, in Table VI, to the number of uneducated children in the Colony, which I estimate this year at 10,697. This is a fact worthy of all notice, but it must be taken as a measure of the people's indifference to education, and not of the niggardliness of the Government. Nothing short of absolute compulsion will bring this neglected multitude under happier influences, and after much anxious thought on the matter, I am unable to suggest anything but compulsion as a remedy for the existing evil. Such a procedure, however, is not to be adopted without serious consideration, especially among such a migratory population as we have in this Colony. Were those ten thousand six hundred and ninety- seven children to remain here permanently, a bold measure might, and perhaps should, be attempted. It may be otherwise

                              years hence. when a great proportion of them may not be in Hongkong two or three

   28.-Without reporting specially on each of the schools, which is as unnecessary as it would be tedious, it will be suffi- cient to arrange them in the order of their efficiency.

1st, Stanley.

2nd, Tang-lung chau, (Punti).

3rd, Webster's Crescent.

4th, Bowrington.

5th, West Point, (Punti).

6th, Tang-lung chau, (Hakka).

8th, West Point, (Hakka).

7th, Girls' School.

9th, West End. 10th, Wong-nai ch'ung. 11th, Little Hongkong. 12th, Ma-t'au ts'?n. 13th, Aberdeen. 14th, Mong-kok ts'?n. 15th, Sh?u-ki w?n.

   29.-It is much to be regretted that no suitable accommodation can be found in the neighbourhood for the school at Bowrington. It is at present accommodated in the upper stories of two contiguous Chinese hotises, but when it is considered that the average attendance is fifty-six, there is no necessity for any details as to the unsuitability of its location. May I suggest the appropriation of a piece of land just below the Seamen's Hospital, and on the opposite side of Queen's Road, as the most convenient place for the site of a new school-house, which is most urgently required?

30.-Thirty two of the scholars at this school are girls. The school-master's wife has them specially under her own care. They are taught needle-work, in addition to reading and writing. It will be seen from the annexed Tables that the indifference of the Chinese to female education is beginning to give way, there being now no fewer than six of the schools in which girls are enrolled as scholars.

31.—I think it necessary to repeat in this Report what has been stated in all previous ones that the girls in the Govern- ment Schools are not taught English. They are simply receiving a Chinese education in a Chinese school, the object being not to give them a distaste for their own humble sphere of life, but to make them as useful as possible in it. On no point is it necessary to lay greater stress than on this, that no room may be left for misapprehension.

32.-But for the manner in which these schools have been lately spoken of, this Report might have now been concluded. As it is, explanation is required; and it will save much circumlocution, as well as enable me to be more explicit, if I say at once that I refer to the Charge of the Lord Bishop (pp. 50-54), delivered in the Cathedral, on the 2nd February last, and since published. In noticing the points there discussed, it may appear to some that I lay myself open to the charge of claim- If such will consider ing the exclusive right of commenting strongly on the schools, and of allowing no one else to do so.

that an unreserved statement of the actual facts of the case is imperatively called for to enable the Government to know in what state the education of the Colony really is, it will occur to them that a great deal which is bad may be found in connexion with not a little that is good, and that if the schools, when tried by a European standard, prove to be almost failures, they may not on that account be the less worthy either of notice or of support.

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1° That, previously to 1862, the Bible was read in all the schools, but that the reading of it has since been abolished. 2° That the schools were then, but afterwards ceased to be, under the care of the Board of Education.

3o That the attendance was greater then than it is now,

4o That their moral tone was then good.

5o That it is now not moral, that is, in plain English, immoral,?all owing to the reading of the Bible having been "abolished."

This seems a fair summary of the objections which have been taken, and which have now to be considered. 34.-Instead of replying to them seriatim, or of meeting assertion by counter assertion, which in the present case might easily be done, the purpose in view may be best accomplished by giving a short account of my own personal connexion with the schools. This method will answer all necessary purposes and remove the appearance of antagonism which I should like, if possible, to avoid.

35.-I arrived in the Colony early in 1862. During the two previous years the schools had been under no regular supervision. Only occasional visits were paid to them by members of the Board of Education.

36.-On the 10th March, 1862, the Central School was opened for the first time. I found myself on that day among a crowd of nearly three hundred boys, who could not speak English to me, and to whom I could not speak Chinese. Two Chinese assistant-masters were present, but they had almost forgotten any English they ever knew, and I could scarcely make myself intelligible to them.

37.-The original intention of the Board was to make the Central School a kind of model Chinese school, in connexion with which classes composed of the more intelligent of the boys were to be taught English. A fortnight's experience proved the impracticability of the scheme, under the very disadvantageous circumstances in which matters then stood. J. J. Mackenzie, Esquire, of the firm of Messrs. Dent & Co., who was a member of the Board, and always took great interest in its proposed the scheme which is at present being carried out.

proceedings, The mixed character of the school was altered. who were to be taught English and Chinese,--not Chinese only, were to be admitted; and, to secure competence, the Preli- Only those boys minary Examination in Chinese was instituted. This radical change in the constitution of the school reduced the numbers by nearly one-half, and in this way it became more manageable.

38.-Not only to the Central School but also to all the Village Schools was there a rush of scholars at the commencement. A vague idea had apparently got into their minds that a royal road to learning would be discovered on the arrival of the "new foreign teacher." This expectation soon ceased to be entertained, and by the month of June of the same year the attendance had fallen off very considerably. The numbers kept on diminishing till the end of the year, when the actual attendance was only 299, as compared with 621 in April, the first month in which I visited the schools. If from 299 we subtract 108, which was the attendance at the Central School for the month of December of that year, we leave an average of only twelve to each of the Village Schools. There is not, therefore, much to be said on the subject of attendance in 1862.

39.-The first striking incident that occurred during the year was the trial of the school-master, and three of the villagers, of T?i-t'?m tuk for highway robbery. This did not tend in those early days to make my monthly visits to the schools at all pleasant excursions. I was prepared to meet ordinary highway robbers, who were then by no means uncommon on the Stanley and Sh?u-ki w?n roads, but scarcely so to come into collision with a Government school-master and his allies at some convenient turn of the road.

40.-On the school at Sai-w?n, I had to report as follows to the Board of Education, after my first visit. "The next "school,—the Sai-w?n Hakka school, is certainly in a most primitive condition. To pronounce it a wretched place is to give "but a very imperfect idea of its character. The room is a dirty hovel; the master is impassive and unintelligent; the boys are, with one or two exceptions, dirty and idle,-there being in the school more materials for play than for work. Toys of "several kinds, a number of young puppies, and some live fish in bottles of water, seemed to receive more attention and "impart greater delight than the wisdom of the sages of China."

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    41. About the month of November, it was discovered that the school-master of Stanley was frequently in the habit of shutting up the school and going away, sometimes for ten days at a time,-his school-roll all the while showing a very full attendance. One day he was caught flagrante delicto. I had evidently not been expected that day, and the school was shut up. Several boys who wanted to get in had been told to be off. After some difficulty, and no little confusion on the part of the master, who had thus unceremoniously been roused from a sound sleep at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, I got admittance, and found nineteen marked as the attendance for the day.]

    42.-Although the people had been perfectly silent before, yet, Chinese-like, they had many faults to find with the master after he had thus been detected in one. The Board of Education accordingly deputed its chairman The Bishop, and two other members to go to Stanley, along with myself, and hold an investigation. The master, thinking a bold step now necessary on his part, had previously sent in a petition, in which he stated that the people generally, and the head-man of the village in particular, persecuted him because he was a Christian, and forbade their children to go to school when the Inspector was seen coming, in order that he might be dismissed. Trusting to the sympathy which as a Christian he thought he was entitled to from Christians, he gave as the reasons for this persecution, (which from the soundness with which he enjoyed his sleep could not have been very violent), that he would not set up a tablet to Confucius; that he insisted on teach- ing the Bible; and that he would not break the Sabbath by teaching the ordinary lessons on that day.

    43.--Without detailing all that came out in the course of the investigation, it will be sufficient to give the conclusions at which the committee arrived. They were these :-

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1o The teacher's accusations, made in his petition, are false.

2° He left his duties without leave.

3o The accusations made against him are general and unvarying.

4o The teacher must be changed.

       All this, be it remembered, with the Bible daily read in the school, and a Christian master to teach it. 44.--Further details are unnecessary. Suffice it to say that, at the end of the year, five of the schools were discontinued. This, taken in connexion with the reduction of numbers at the Central School, accounts for the sudden falling off from 621 in 1862 to 469 in 1863. For all this, it will be seen by reference to Table V, that the Minimum Attendance, even in 1866, was better, both numerically and proportionally, than in the previous year; and the same Table will show that a steady improve- ment has been taking place all along since that time.

45. The principal difficulties which I had to contend with at the commencement were

1° Absence of discipline and of cleanliness, on the part of both masters and scholars.

2° Falsification of the school-rolls.

  3° Setting a watch to report my approach, and paying children, in some cases at the rate of seven cash a head, to sit in the school, with books in their hands, during my stay.

4° Intractability of the masters and neglect of their duties, coupled with all sorts of falsehood and deceit.

5o The grossest deception in the matter of teaching the Bible.

    46.-The last of these only needs any special remark. The Bible was in all the schools, but under what circumstances? On entering a school, which I had to do very much after the manner of a detective, I found all the other books being hur- riedly put out of sight, and the Bible taken up,-the master's intention being that I should carry away the impression that it occupied the most prominent place in the teaching of the school. Even when in complete ignorance of the language, I was

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not to be deceived by this display; for, in comparison with the other books, the Bible was unsoiled, and evidently only used when the schools happened to be visited. Afterwards, when I was able to examine more minutely into the way in which this part of the school-work was done, I found that two or three chapters of St. Matthew's Gospel, committed to memory without being understood, was all the progress that had been made or attempted.

   47.-At that time nearly all the masters were professing Christians, and yet this was the state of things. Only one of them, the school-master at Tang-lung chau, seemed to take any pains to teach the Bible properly, and during his life-time he never evaded this part of his work. But even he was detected in the misappropriation of Government money, and was re- duced from the first to the second grade of masters, with the loss of half his salary. It was only his previous good conduct, and the comparatively effective discipline of his school, which saved him from dismissal.

48. Of the eighteen masters then in the schools three only remain.

A few have died but most have been dismissed and

not without the gravest reason. The remanent three, were long a source of great trouble, and were frequently on the eve of dismissal. Latterly, when they found a determination to insist on their paying attention to their duties, they have begun to exert themselves and their schools are now, comparatively speaking, in a fair condition.

   49.-Such then is a short account of the state of the Government Schools in 1862, with the Bible read in every one of them and a Board of Education to superintend them.

   50.—This is not meant as casting any imputation on the Board. They did all that could be done under the circumstances in which they were placed, and to them collectively as well as individually, I am under the greatest obligations. At the same time, it is not unreasonable to conclude that if a Board of Education, daily instruction in the Bible, and Christian Masters, (I am obliged to use these terms) effected no more in 1862 than has just been detailed, a new Board of Education, and the re-introduction of the Bible into them all would not transform the schools into model ones in 1869. If Christian masters were so untrustworthy, even in the matter of teaching the Bible'it cannot be expected that masters who are not Christians could teach it effectively, or even teach it at all. These so-called Christian masters were a source of continual difficulty and no one has any cause to regret their removal. Their successors are not by any means perfect, but I am not at present speaking of them.

51.-Up to the 1st July, 1865, the schools remained under the superintendence of the Board of Education. At that date, they passed under their present management. The transition was not marked by any radical change. The reading of the Bible was not " abolished." If it is at present read in fewer schools, it is because there are fewer Christian masters to teach it. 52.-If it be asked--what then are these schools? the answer is, they are schools where an attempt is being made to If it be give as good a Chinese education to the village children as the peculiar circumstances of the Colony will admit of. further asked,-what results have been obtained in these seven years? it may be answered, they are these :-

1° The exposuit of a course of the grossest hypocrisy in the teaching of the Bible.

 2o The dismissal of lazy, deceitful, and incompetent masters; and sparing no pains to secure as competent successors to them as can under the circumstances be found. Some schools have had as many as four changes of masters.

3° Putting a stop to such practices as falsifying the school-rolls, posting watches, and paying children to sit in the schools on days when they happen to be visited.

4° Introducing some approach to order and discipline; insisting, as far as can be done, on attention to cleanliness both of person and of school-room; and securing more regular attendance.

5° Commencing in 1864 an annual examination of all the schools, in order to test the masters' diligence and the scholars'. progress; and delaying this examination till a few weeks before the Chinese New Year, in order to keep up the attendance as long as possible. Under this heading may be included the distribution of prizes, which has also been one great means of effecting this; nor must increased efforts on the part of the masters be left out of account.

6° The removal of the schools from low, narrow, and unventilated buildings to the best that can be rented in the locality. The building, also, of two commodious and airy school-rooms, at East and West Points, for the accommodation of four of the schools.

7 Making the instruction, such as it is, which is given in the schools as effective as can reasonably be expected, except in a few cases where it is impossible to say whether the master or the people are the more to blame for the prevalent remissness.

So The establishment and organization of the Central School, and bringing it into its present condition.

  53. It was long before I could assign any reason for the indifference, and in some cases opposition on the part of the people to these free schools. At last, they began to speak plainly, and I was told that they would not accept of even free education of which Christianity formed a part.

54.-I admit that this is only half the truth; else, why do not the numbers increase now, when it is most distinctly understood that the reading of the Bible need form no obstacle, and when it is no longer necessary to have recourse to dissim- ulation in this particular? No one who has not had actual experience of the work can understand the difficulties that have No sooner is to be encountered in the advancement of education among such a people as we happen to have in this Colony.

one objection removed than another springs up, and when expectations are just about to be entertained that a school here and another there are at last beginning to prosper, something or other happens to throw them back once more to their original condition. Schools which, a few years ago, were attended by fifty or sixty scholars have now only ten or twelve, and others which were about to be shut up are now well attended and fairly taught.

55.-It is easy to sympathize with any one who, knowing the state of education at home, would like to see something of the same nature here; but, if after twelve months' experience of what Hongkong schools really are, he is of opinion that matters are hopeful, I shall be very glad to hand him over my share of the work. If he should then insist on restoring the Bible to its original place in the schools, this question deserves his most serious consideration:-if so little has been effected by teaching the Chinese as they themselves do and wish, what success is to be expected for another scheme which would include an element to which they are totally opposed? If he would revolutionize the present system, and wish to introduce school- As for such a books on the English model, who is to translate them; and, when translated, how many would read them? proposition as that of making "Half-castes" the "future Teachers in the Chinese Vernacular Schools of Hongkong" no one who knows the Chinese will think of it without a smile. The word "barbarian" on the lip of a Greek contained but an iota of the contempt which the Chinese entertain for such persons.

56. Many things connected with the schools are bad, and no feasible suggestion for their improvement will be disre- So far is this from being the case that the present state of garded, but I must demur to calling the whole system immoral. things, be it what it may, is the result of a determination to put down immorality in such of its aspects as neglect of duty, hypocrisy, falsehood, and deceit. Because the education is secular, it is not, therefore, immoral. Because in the Village Schools it is Confucianism, pure and simple, neither is it immoral. Confucianism may be defective, but its whole tendency is for good. As far as this life is concerned, it is second to no system of morality, ancient or modern; and that there may be no mistake on this point, it may not be out of place to state what Confucianism really is.

  57.—An eminent sinologue engaged in mission work thus described it in April last. Speaking of the Sages and the doctrines they propounded in what is called the golden age of China, Mr. Wylie, of the British and Foreign Bible Society, says:-

-"Confucius indeed in later times stands forward as the professed continuator and strenuous upholder of their principles. "But powerful as are the claims of this great teacher, and wonderful the influence he has exerted in all subsequent ages, the "history and present aspect of the nation strongly testify to the insufficiency of his doctrines to satisfy the cravings of human It is but an act of justice to praise him for the purity and excellence of most of his lessons; at the same time it

"nature.

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97

"must be admitted that some of the greatest life problems are utterly ignored by him. We are told indeed that such was his 'sincerity in his religious observances, that he worshipped the spiritual existences as if he actually stood in their presence. "But when Ke-loo, an inquisitive disciple, interrogated the master touching religious worship and a future life, the memorable. answer which has been handed down for the instruction of after ages is of the most vague and evasive character. 'While

56

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you are insufficient for the service of men, how can you serve spirits? While you do not understand life, what can you "know about death? Tsze-kung, another disciple, on one occasion asked for a general rule of life in a comprehensive form. "Confucius replies:-Sympathetic benevolence is the rule. What you would not have others do to you, do not practise "towards them.' A maxim worthy to immortalize the sage; and indeed the code of ethics he laid down is for the greater part unobjectionable, even from a Christian stand-point. Had man nothing but a moral nature, his teachings might be well adapted to secure the end proposed."

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66

58. This is the passage as it stands, without note or comment. If it tells against Confucianism, let what it says for it be fairly considered. Because the Missionary finds it defective, must the Educationist ignore it? Is it not rather matter for congratulation that he has, in a system of such marvellous purity, a foundation ready laid to his hands? It is no argument against it to say that the people do not act up to its requirements. Chinese as well as Roman has to confess

aliudque cupido,

Mens aliud suadet: video meliora, proboque:

Deteriora sequor.

59.-Education in Hongkong is in its infancy; but, grounded on such principles as have been described, it has a germ of vitality in it which will in due course bear fruit. Time is needed to mature it. The whole revenue of the Colony devoted solely to the purpose for a series of years would not, unless education were made compulsory, bring the schools up to a level with those in England.

60.--With so much in the way of explanation, and in a great measure of defence, I hope to be able in future Reports to return once more to a candid statement of the defects of the schools, and to the consideration of such plans for their improve- ment as may from time to time suggest themselves,-I have the honour to be, Sir, your most obedient Servant,

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary, &c., &c., &c.

TABLE I.

FREDERICK STEWART, Inspector of Government Schools.

NUMBER of SCHOLARS taught in the Government Schools during the year 1868 and actual Expense of each School.

1, Aberdeen,

2, Bowrington,.

3, Central School,

4, Girls' School, 5, Little Hongkong,

6, Ma-t'au ts'?n,

7, Mong-kok ts'?n,.

8, Sh?u-ki w?n,

9, Stanley,.

10, Tang-lung chau, H.,

11, Tang-lung chau, P.,

12, Webster's Crescent,

13, West End,

14, West Point, H.,

15, West Point, P.,.

16, Wong-nai chung,

NOTE.-H.-Hakka. P. Punti.

Boys.

GIRLS.

TOTAL.

EXPENSE.

60 272

282-9

25

1

??: ??

3

28

$ c. 127.00

32

92

357.00

272

8,336.66

55

56

546.00

19

19

50.00

38

38

50.00

20

20

50.00

38

38

127.00

37

37

319.00

30

30

120.00

42

42

185.83

30

37

295.00

45

46

245.00

60

60

322.00

70

3

73

240.00

28

28

168.60

815

101

916

11,539.09

TABLE II.

Outlay for the year,

Deduct fees from scholars at Central School,

.$11,539.09 1,299.35

Total,......

10,239.74

.$11.18.

$25.87.

$ 4.98.

1

1, Average Expense of each scholar at the Government Schools,

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2,

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3,

""

""

""

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Central School, Village Schools,

NOTE.-Item 2 should perhaps be two dollars less, and item 3 one dollar more. The Head Master of Central School being also Inspector

of Schools, part of his Salary should be charged against the Village Schools.

98.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

TABLE III.

Average EnroLMENT and ATTENDANCE at the Government Schools for 1868.

1, Aberdeen,

2, Bowrington,

3, Central School,

4, Girls' School,

5, Little Hongkong,

6, Ma-t'au ts'?n, 7, Mong-kok ts'?n, 8, Sh?u-ki w?n, 9, Stanley,

10, Tang-lung chau, H., 11, Tang-lung chau, P., 12, Webster's Crescent, 13, West End,

14, West Point, H., 15, West Point, P., 16, Wong-nai chung,

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TABLE IV.

Average Enrolment.

Average Attendance.

20

12

66

56

210

201

41

36

19

14

?

36

28

20

16

29

21

28

20

21

19.

18

13.

26

20

30

22

39

35

37

33

21

15

661

561

MAXIMUM and MINIMUM ENROLMENT and ATTENDANCE, at the Government Schools during 1868.

1. Aberdeen,

2. Bowrington,

3. Central School,

4. Girls' School,

5. Little Hongkong,

6. Ma-t'au ts'?n,..

7. Mong-kok ts'?n, 8. Shu-ki w?n,

9. Stanley,

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10. Tang-lung chau, H.,.

11. Tang-lung chau, P.,

12. Webster's Crescent,

13. West End,.

14. West Point, H.,

15. West Point, P.,..

16. Wong-nai chung,

··

Maximum Enrolment.

Minimum Maximum Minimum Enrolment. Attendance. Attendance.

28.

17

16

9

92

63

60

49

272

183

232

178

56

38

39

33

19

18

17

9

38

35

35

21

20

20

19

13

38

24

26

13

37

22

23

16

30

18

23

16

42

8

23

3

37

21

25

16

46

23

28

16

60

33

41

28

·

73

31

38

28

28

18

19

12

916

572

664

460

TABLE V.

SUMMARY of ENROLMENT and ATTENDANCE at the Government Schools for the last Seven Years.

Maximum Enrolment

Maximum Attendance

Minimum Enrolment

Minimum Attendance

1862.

1863.

1864.

1865. 1866.

1867.

1868.

733

535

502

597

623

700

916

621

469

417

535

572

610

664

505

414

434

418

435

533

572

299

301

324

330

337

408

460

TABLE VI.

20,821

7,621

2,503

10,124

10,697

Number of children in the Colony, under 16 years of age, as per last Census, Deduct, as being under 6 years of age, say...

22

as attending schools of all denominations,

Total Number of uneducated children in Hongkong,

TABLE VII.

ABSTRACT of ATTENDANCE at the Central School.

Half-year commencing 17th February, 1868.

Head Master's Classes,.

Assistant Master's >> Preparatory Class,.

?

88888

91

39

218

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

Half-year commencing 7th September, 1868.

Head Master's Classes,

Assistant Master's

Preparatory Class,..

8888

86

92

20

198

31

Number rejected at Preliminary Examination,

NUMBER actually present on Examination Day, (29th January, 1869.)

Head Master's Classes, .

Assistant Master's Preparatory Class,

?

"

67

67

21

155

FREDERICK STEWART, Inspector of Government Schools.

99

No. 24.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   SAMUEL BARFF, Esquire, having reported his arrival in the Colony, is appointed Assistant Post- master at Hongkong from the 3rd Instant, under instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1869.

No. 5.

PROCLAMATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDonnell.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

-

No. 12 of 1868, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for repealing the "Hongkong Emigration Ordinance, 1867," and for better securing the Health and Protection of Emigrants in Chinese Passenger Ships, clearing from Hongkong:

   Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 26th Day of February, 1869.

No. 20.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to appoint WILLIAM STANLEY ADAMS, Esquire, M.D., now Health Officer, to be also Inspecting Medical Officer of Emigrants from this Port, under Ordinance No. 12 of 1868.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

Half-year commencing 7th September, 1868.

Head Master's Classes,

Assistant Master's

Preparatory Class,..

8888

86

92

20

198

31

Number rejected at Preliminary Examination,

NUMBER actually present on Examination Day, (29th January, 1869.)

Head Master's Classes, .

Assistant Master's Preparatory Class,

?

"

67

67

21

155

FREDERICK STEWART, Inspector of Government Schools.

99

No. 24.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   SAMUEL BARFF, Esquire, having reported his arrival in the Colony, is appointed Assistant Post- master at Hongkong from the 3rd Instant, under instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1869.

No. 5.

PROCLAMATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDonnell.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

-

No. 12 of 1868, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for repealing the "Hongkong Emigration Ordinance, 1867," and for better securing the Health and Protection of Emigrants in Chinese Passenger Ships, clearing from Hongkong:

   Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 26th Day of February, 1869.

No. 20.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to appoint WILLIAM STANLEY ADAMS, Esquire, M.D., now Health Officer, to be also Inspecting Medical Officer of Emigrants from this Port, under Ordinance No. 12 of 1868.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

103

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

W

Ward, Lawrence Pierson

Talbot, Frederick

Richmond

 Tavares, Jos? Filippe Taylor, Charles Smith Terry, John William Thisted, Theodor Thompson, George Thomsen, Axel Thomson, John

Thorburn, Henry Thurburn, John

Tidd, George Eugene Tillinghast, Thomas

De Silver

Timm, John

Torrey, Joseph William

Turner, Alfred Lawrence

U

Upward, George Forbes Urquhart, James

V

Assistant, Olyphant & Co. Assistant, De Silver & Co.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Engineer, at W. Dumphy's Innkeeper, Queen's Road, Central Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. [Photographer, Queen's Road Assistant, Chartered Bank Assistant, Mercantile Bank Assistant, Bowra & Co.

Storekeeper, De Silver & Co. Assistant, Carlowitz & Co. Broker, Parker & Co.

Assistant, Hongkong & S'hai Bank

Assistant, Hongkong & S'hai Bank Assistant, at Mr. Falconer's

Vaucher, Albert Emile

Verril, Edward

Clerk, at Mr. Falconer's

Ward, William

Warren, Samuel

Watmore, Robert

Weeks, Charles David

Assistant, Augustine Heard & Co. Foreman Carpenter, P. & O. S. N.Co. Innkeeper, Victoria Hotel

Manager, U. I'ce Society of Canton Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Weller, George Frederick Merchant, Augustine Heard & Co. Special Juror.

Wheeler, Frederick Ale-

xander

Wheeley, Edward Whitehouse, George Wicking, Harry Wieler, Gustav Wieler, Oscar Wiley, Edward Adolphus Wilkie, James Willaume, Nicholas Williams, Charles Delano Wilson, George Wilson, William Wolfenden, Richard Wood, John William Woodin, Edward

Littlefield Wong-a-Shing Wye-a-Kwong

X

Hairdresser, Queen's Road Assistant, Dent & Co.

Clerk, Lammert, Atkinson & Co. Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co. Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Assistant, Bourjau, H?bener & Co. Innkeeper, Astor House Tavern Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co. Assistant, Comptoir d'Escompte | Merchant, Peddar's Wharf Clerk, A. MacDonald & Co. Engineer, P. & O. S. N. ?o. Engineer, P. & O. S. N. ?o. Secretary, Chamber of Commerce

Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co. Printer, London Mission House Compradore, Mercantile Bank

Vickers, James Muschamp

Broker, Duddell Street

Merchant, Gibb, Livingston & Co. Special Juror.]

Vieira, Alexandrino Jos? Clerk, Holliday, Wise & Co.

Vogel, Emil

Vinton, William

Volkman, Christian Louis

Von Bergen, Ernest

William

W

Wagner, Christian Walker, Robert

  Walker, Robert Scott Wallace, Thomas

Wallis, Henry

Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Merchant, Vogel, Hagedorn & Co. Boarding Housekeeper, 29, Holly-

wood Road.

Merchant, Deetjen & Von Bergen

Teacher of Music, Hollywood Road Merchant, Gough Street Merchant, R. S. Walker & Co. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Assistant, Gilman & Co.

Xavier, Faustino Mathias

Demetrio

Clerk, Chartered Bank

Xavier, Jo?o Purifica??o Clerk, Chartered Bank

Xavier, Viriato Francisco

Clerk, Swan & Co.

Y

Young, George Francis

Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co.

Z

Zachari?, Otto

Special Juror Zerrenner, Bruno Johann

Carl Friedrich Zimmern, Adolph

Cegar Dealer, Bielfield & Zachari?

Clerk, Wm. Pustau & Co. Merchant, Reiss & Co.

Special Juror. M. S. TONNOCHY, Sheriff.

Revised and amended, and the Special Jurors designated by His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council this 26th Day of February, 1869.

No. 4.

PROCLAMATION.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Wheras by the "Chinese Passengers Act, 1855," it was among other things provided that it should be lawful for the Governor of Hongkong to declare by Proclamation for the purpose of the said Act what should be deemed to be the duration of the voyage of any Chinese Passenger Ship; And whereas on the 19th day of September, 1868, I, SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL as such Governor as aforesaid, did by a Proclamation duly made under the Provisions of the said Act, and for the purposes thereof, declare that the Rule of Computation by which the Length of Voyage of or Ship propelled by Steam and also of any Ship or Vessel propelled by Sails with the aid of auxiliary any Vessel Screws worked by Steam and carrying Chinese Passengers from Amoy to Manila should be from October to March, (both inclusive) Eight Days; and from April to September, (both inclusive) Twelve Days; And whereas it is expedient in the case of Vessels having only auxiliary Screws to ensure that their Steam Power be not merely nominal:

    Now, therefore, I, SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Do by this my Proclamation, for the pur- poses of the aforesaid Act, Declare that the Rule of Computation contained in the said Proclamation of the 19th Day of September, 1868, as to the duration of the Voyage of Chinese Passenger Ships from Amoy to Manila shall as respects any Ship or Vessel propelled by Sails with the aid of auxiliary Screws worked by Steam apply only to any such Ship or Vessel having auxiliary Steam Power suffi- cient to propel her without the aid of Sails at the rate of 5 statute miles in the hour.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 20th Day of February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

No. 17.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount

of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st January, 1869, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

Oriental Bank Corporation,.

513,584

171,194

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,

·

392,969

150,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,.

309,445

105,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,...

813,112

350,000

TOTAL,.

2,029,110

776,194

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1869.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Baro-

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

February

27

30.35

59

30.39

63

53

66

30.33

61

28

30.31

60

30.34

60

55

69

30.27

60

March

"

""

>>

GTA CORON

30.23

60

30.19

61

52

64

30.13

61

2

30.25

60

30.10

68

53

70

30.05

64

30.07

60

30.07

69

57

71

30.03

67

30.08

67

30.06

72

58

76

30.02

70

30.06

69

30.07

67

64

80

30.01

68

DATE.

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6 A M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

'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.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

| Min. | Max.

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

NOON.

F.

Dirn. F'.

6 P.M.

Dirn.

9 A.M.

F.

1869.

!

Feb. 27 28.52 28.59 28.58 28.56 28.55, 48.00] 54,30 51.00 47.30 52.30 50,00 45.00 56.00 NbE 2828.50 28.55 28.54 28.50 28.46 50.00 54.00 50,00 49.00 52.00 49.00 48.30 60.30 ENE Mar. 1 28.44 28.46 28.41 28.34 28.32 49.30 54.00] 52.30 49.00 52.30 52.00, 48.00 55.00 EbN

{

4 NNE

4 NE N

3 NNE 3

0.00

Fine though hazy.

3 EbN

4

0.00

Do.

4 EbN

6 EbS

2

0.00

Do.

228.34 28.36 28.37 28.30 28.29 56,00 59.00 59.00 55.00 57.00] 57.00′ 53.00] 59.30 ENE

5 Ebs

91

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!

328.35 28.38 28.35 28.31 28.31 61.30 66.00 63.30 61.50 65.00 63.00′ 58.00 66.30 SSE

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5 SSE

3 ESE

2SSE

co

6

0.00

Fine; evening passing fog.

5

0.00

Fog wet dew; from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

fine; evening fog wet dew.

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!

428.84 28.40 28.89, 28.31 28.30 64.00 68.30 65.30 63.00 67.00 64.30 62.00 69.00 SSE

1 1

2 SbE

3 S

2

0.00

Fog wet dew; from noon fine.

t

I

528.31 28.36 28.85 28.30 28.20 65.30 68.00 62.00 65.00 67.00 61.30 61.00 69.00 SSE

2 SSE

3 SSE

5

0.00

Fine; evening fog wet due.

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105

No. 54.-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. Alexander, Elizabeth, 17, Kensington Terrace, South Hants, Grant, Mrs. Sarah, 145, Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, New

                                     York, England,

Bellet, Mrs., 28, Cable Street, St. George in the East, London,.. Bradshaw, Mary, 9th Regiment, Portsmouth,

1

1

Hess, Jacob, 33, Laurence Street. Newark, U.S.A

Holliday, Miss F., Duchess of Kent, Camberwell, London, John, Thomas, in Sun, California,

MacEwell, Mrs., Post Office, Brighton,.

MacDonald, Captain, ship Jane Woodburn, care of British Consul,

St. Helena,.

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1

Madhen, S. T., 23, Lille Westegarde, Aalborg,

On, Robert, Canterbury, New Zealand,

Peell, Miss, 2, Tivoli Villa, Devizes,.

Brooks, Miss E., 1, Landsdowne Place, Hackney,

Brown, Robert, 145, Renfrew Street, Glasgow,

Cassie, Alexander, Aberdeen, Scotland,

Collins, Thomas, care of Inglis & Co., Glasgow,

Corguodale, A. M., Kingston, Glasgow,

Croocks, Jrmes, Woodstock Road, Down, Ireland,

David, Madame, Rue Bouquiere, No. 10, Bordeaux,

Davis, H. C., Bedford, North Carolina, U.S.A.,

Fisher, Chas. M. D., 54, West, 34th Street, New York,.

Florio, Carlo, No. 31, Vico Coltellaro, Naples,

Franco, F. Gavin, Estremoz, Portugal,

Gardiner, Mrs. E., care of Mr. Kendal King Readville Station,

Boston, Mass,

1

Graham, John, Sydney Street, Ardwick, Manchester,

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General Post Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Revere, Mrs., San Francisco,

Scully, Miss M. A., 48, Aughton Street, Liverpool,

Snowden, Revd. John, Alms-hoebury, Hitchin, Herts, Stuart, Charles, Wellington, New Zealand,

Tam You Long, care of George Hotel, Virginia Town,.. Walsh, Mrs. E., Landport, Portsmouth,

West, Miss Ann, 4, Robert Street, Mile End, London,

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

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Letters. Papers.

Abbott, G. E.

Crutchley,

Aurenche, Leon 2

(Boiler

Gardner, S. W. 1

Anderson, J.M.

1

Maker)

Ghirardi,

Aqua, John

1

1

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

Giovanni

Assiter, Wm.

1

Christophe,

Green, J. P.

1

Antone, Esq,

1

Giovanni, L.

1

Augustin

Fernando

} 1

Allen, J. Winter 1

Hawley, Jas. H. 3 Havelberg,

ans Kreybich

Bevis, W. H.

1

Hackorf, Bernardo

1

Busch, Isaak

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 5th March, 1869

Letters Papers,

1

Nicolas Monsr.

Chouson, Au-

gustine, Monsr. Carleton, Gor-

Letters. Papers

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk.

Letters. Papers.

2

Landers, John 1 Lessler, M. J. 1 Livinston, James1 Leighton, John 1

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps

Thomas, F. Monsr. Thompson, Joseph Thomas, E.D.1

Mrs. Tan, Nicolas

Monsr. Tapson, John

1

Lyons, S. Lanuahan, John 1

Patin, S. Monsr. 1 Plumer, F. Capt.1.

Lapshs, Ar-

1

chibald

Lobo, Luis Manoel

Reid, Thos. Robinson, W. O. Ritchie, James 1 Rey, Joseph

1

1

1

Robinson, Geo. 1

1

Raimond, T.

1

Roabotham,

1

1

ham S.

Harrison, J. F. 2

Mutti, C.

J. H

Urquhart, D.

Byars, Andro L. 1

Boyd. C.

(Engineer)}

Bariletti, Frank 1

Cooper, D.,

Hamilton, W.

1

Meazza, F.

1

Rozario, M. F.del

10 13

(Solicitor)

H. B.

1

Marques, A. M. 1

Reside, James 1

Vigano, Davide 1

Clark, Horace F.

1

Hutter, Georges

Clark, R.

Hill, A.

1

Baugh, Wm.

Clark, John

Hart, W. T.

1

Brown, Ann&

Pierce

1

Haswell, Ralph 1

Mary, Misses

Cain, Geo. R.

Howard, H. S.

7

Moren, Monsr. 1

Meehan, James } 2

Morrison, Miss Mazer, Bowen

Rose, Thomas

1

Rosaric, Filomenol

1

Sunter, Thomas 3

Brown, 0.

1

Cheong Fong

1

1

Hargraves, Mrs 1

Watson

Shegnles, Wm. I

Bretton, Wm. 1

Haraux, Monsr. 1

Mills, J. T.

2

Smith, Thomas 2-bks.

Bowen, Frank

1

Boutfol, Monsr. 1

Branco, Carlos 1

1

Burke, Edmund 1

Burnside, G. S. 1

Barrelet Mons. 1

Bremer, Kamp

    J. J. Bellem, Jos? L. 2

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5 Dean, W. H.

Devison, Thos.} (Engineer) Dominique, P. 2

Egan, Edward 2

Ermenegildo,

D., Sigr.

"Horatio" ad-

dressed to, Mrs. II. Davies, Cape of Good Hope)

Mondaine,

1

Smith, Alex.

1

Eugenio

Simpson, J. B. 1

Monset, Jules?

Stone, Geo. W. 3

Monsr.

Schenck, Geo. R. 1

Sage, N.

1

Volkman, W. M. 1 Vucetich, Nicol? 1 Veysey, Miss Vanolly, Monsr. 1

Willson, John

(Seaman)

Walters Alfred 1 Walker, A.

Monsr.

Wilson, D. D. 2

1

1

1

Nouqu?, Monsr. 3

Smith, E. C.

1

Williams, Isa-

Johnston, H.

1

Norkett, Alfred 1

Sinclair, John 1

bella, Mrs. j

Johns, J. T.

1

Smith, J. H.

Wolff, A.

1

Johnson, Miss 1

Blain, William 1

Ewing, Mr. A.

Johnstone, W. 1

Bandichon, F.

1

Fracnk Jules

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Culliford, F. W. 2

1

Monsr.

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Chow John

Fyfe Barr & Co.

1

1

Kirkwood, D.

1

(Chinaman)

Fowler, J.

King, T. H.

2

Carvalho, A. F. 1

Flaman Kasim,?

Cusimio, Si-

Rosalia Miss

Lamberto, F.

1

mon Monsr.

Fevez, Alfred

1

Latch, J. W.

1

Woodmason, Jno. I Wykeen

Young, David

(Engineer) Young, Edward 1 Yong Attai Yong Neen Wing 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 5th March, 1869.

St. Clare Shunlee Salavar

Sir Jemsetjee}

Family Seringapatan

1

Lets. Paps.

1

2

Owen, Thcs.

Sardinha,

Whiteley, Georgel

1

Pastorius, John 1

Panigati, F.

1

Anto. P. Schuster & Son 1 Sinclair, Augus 1 Steele, John

1

1

Pratt, Frank

1

Pereira, J.

1

Smith, William 1 Silva, M. A.

1

1

Paniso, y

Figueroa M. 1 Sor, Dn.

Trour, Wm.

1

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Adeline

2

1

Corea

1

Ferdinand

1

Kim Yean Choon1

Agnes Banfield 4 Alexandra Ada

1

Conqueror

4

1

Finzel

Kellor

3

Chalgrove

2

2

Freia

Kelso

2

3

Letters. Papers. NayworthCastlel 1 Naiaden National Eagle 1

Chusan

Annetta

1

Carmeline

Glenroy

1

King of Italy Klipper

1

1

Old Dominion 5

Anita

Caroline

2

Golden Dragon 2

Katharina Maria 1

Old England

1

1

Avon

Catherine

Glaneur

1

Orpheus

2

St. Croix

1

Asphodel

Constance

George

2

Lady Alice

1

Onrust

3

Saga

1

Aurelie

Confucius

Glenlee

1

Lodore

2

Ocean Queen

2

Stanley

Akbar

3

Cresswell

Gipsey

Lord Raglan

1

Ocean Bride

1

Sophie

Abanda

Chinhoy

1

Amalia

Charlotte

Albert

2

Chin Chin

4

1

Alexandre

Channel Queen 2

Altona

1

Clara

9

Garibaldi

Golden Fly

Henrietta

Henri IV.

Lucie

2

Lady Luiza

Pegasus

1

Theresa

Lydia Helton

1

Parajero

2

Three Brothers 1

Louisa

4

Palm Tree

1

Tamaris

1

1

Lady Belmore 2

4

Prudhoe

1

Ty Hoong

1

Asa Eldridge

2

A. W. Stevens 2

Chine & Havane 3 Canton

Henry Melvill ?I

Lily of Devon 3

Pacific

1

1

Taunton

4

Antares

Henry Grenfell 9 Havelock

~ M

Pactole

2

Timore

Mataura

2

1

Prospereti

1

Thomas Edwards 1

Aurora

Dawer Family 1

Ilarriet

Mirage

Annie Grey

1

Diamond

1

1

Hope

1

Appellina 1 Ann Adamson 2

Demon

1

Harriet Ewing 2

Martha Muture

Drydens

3

1

Modaration

Ann

1

Douglas

India Empire

1

Mary Goodell

CO2-

3

Psyche

1

1

Pantalon

2

Vision

1

Peter

1

Veritas

Parramatta

1

Andrew Jackson 1

Invincible

1

Maud Ellen

Queen's Own

1

Westminster

1

Amoy

1

Emelie

Indian

1

Amacree

4

Evangeline

7

Ironsides

Morning Star 2 Mongol

Queen of the

Ocean

}

West Australian

8

1

Wilhemina

2

America

1

Ellen

Mary Mildred

1

Wallaroo

1

414

2

Amberwitch

1

Esperanza

Jeanne Alice

Mercado

1

Rachel

4

Witch of the

3

Ann Porter

Elsa

3

Jalawar

2

Minoka

Resolute

1

Wave

Edouard Marie 1

Jacoba Cornelia 1

Madagascar

1

River Eden

1

West Derby

2

Bessie

1

Esk

Joseph Hambro 3

Maria Miles

Race Horse

1

Wm. G. Russell 3

Blue Jacket

2

of Jersey

Emperor

i

Elizabeth

Banjan

Burra Noorfol

1

Cushing

Johann Smeedt 1 Jan Van Galen 1 Johanna An-

Monocacy

1

*Rantilope

1

Water Lily

1

Banda

1

Fanny Nicholson2

1

thonia

J. L. Dimmok 1

}

1

Nil Desperanduml

Royal Saxon Rocket

1

Woosung

Weymiss Castle I

1

1

Navarino

Niphon

3

Samuel

Competitor

1

Formica

Niagara

2

City of Quebec 6

3

Fainsworth

Kate

1

Noorbrubrand 1

Cimbeline

Fanny Smail

Kedar

4

Nelley

2

Stricher

Shooting Star

San Francisco 1

25

224

Yvonne Yokohama

1

Ziba

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No. 54.-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. Alexander, Elizabeth, 17, Kensington Terrace, South Hants, Grant, Mrs. Sarah, 145, Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, New

                                     York, England,

Bellet, Mrs., 28, Cable Street, St. George in the East, London,.. Bradshaw, Mary, 9th Regiment, Portsmouth,

1

1

Hess, Jacob, 33, Laurence Street. Newark, U.S.A

Holliday, Miss F., Duchess of Kent, Camberwell, London, John, Thomas, in Sun, California,

MacEwell, Mrs., Post Office, Brighton,.

MacDonald, Captain, ship Jane Woodburn, care of British Consul,

St. Helena,.

1

1

Madhen, S. T., 23, Lille Westegarde, Aalborg,

On, Robert, Canterbury, New Zealand,

Peell, Miss, 2, Tivoli Villa, Devizes,.

Brooks, Miss E., 1, Landsdowne Place, Hackney,

Brown, Robert, 145, Renfrew Street, Glasgow,

Cassie, Alexander, Aberdeen, Scotland,

Collins, Thomas, care of Inglis & Co., Glasgow,

Corguodale, A. M., Kingston, Glasgow,

Croocks, Jrmes, Woodstock Road, Down, Ireland,

David, Madame, Rue Bouquiere, No. 10, Bordeaux,

Davis, H. C., Bedford, North Carolina, U.S.A.,

Fisher, Chas. M. D., 54, West, 34th Street, New York,.

Florio, Carlo, No. 31, Vico Coltellaro, Naples,

Franco, F. Gavin, Estremoz, Portugal,

Gardiner, Mrs. E., care of Mr. Kendal King Readville Station,

Boston, Mass,

1

Graham, John, Sydney Street, Ardwick, Manchester,

I

General Post Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Revere, Mrs., San Francisco,

Scully, Miss M. A., 48, Aughton Street, Liverpool,

Snowden, Revd. John, Alms-hoebury, Hitchin, Herts, Stuart, Charles, Wellington, New Zealand,

Tam You Long, care of George Hotel, Virginia Town,.. Walsh, Mrs. E., Landport, Portsmouth,

West, Miss Ann, 4, Robert Street, Mile End, London,

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

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Letters. Papers.

Abbott, G. E.

Crutchley,

Aurenche, Leon 2

(Boiler

Gardner, S. W. 1

Anderson, J.M.

1

Maker)

Ghirardi,

Aqua, John

1

1

Cornfoot, Alex. 1

Giovanni

Assiter, Wm.

1

Christophe,

Green, J. P.

1

Antone, Esq,

1

Giovanni, L.

1

Augustin

Fernando

} 1

Allen, J. Winter 1

Hawley, Jas. H. 3 Havelberg,

ans Kreybich

Bevis, W. H.

1

Hackorf, Bernardo

1

Busch, Isaak

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 5th March, 1869

Letters Papers,

1

Nicolas Monsr.

Chouson, Au-

gustine, Monsr. Carleton, Gor-

Letters. Papers

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk.

Letters. Papers.

2

Landers, John 1 Lessler, M. J. 1 Livinston, James1 Leighton, John 1

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps

Thomas, F. Monsr. Thompson, Joseph Thomas, E.D.1

Mrs. Tan, Nicolas

Monsr. Tapson, John

1

Lyons, S. Lanuahan, John 1

Patin, S. Monsr. 1 Plumer, F. Capt.1.

Lapshs, Ar-

1

chibald

Lobo, Luis Manoel

Reid, Thos. Robinson, W. O. Ritchie, James 1 Rey, Joseph

1

1

1

Robinson, Geo. 1

1

Raimond, T.

1

Roabotham,

1

1

ham S.

Harrison, J. F. 2

Mutti, C.

J. H

Urquhart, D.

Byars, Andro L. 1

Boyd. C.

(Engineer)}

Bariletti, Frank 1

Cooper, D.,

Hamilton, W.

1

Meazza, F.

1

Rozario, M. F.del

10 13

(Solicitor)

H. B.

1

Marques, A. M. 1

Reside, James 1

Vigano, Davide 1

Clark, Horace F.

1

Hutter, Georges

Clark, R.

Hill, A.

1

Baugh, Wm.

Clark, John

Hart, W. T.

1

Brown, Ann&

Pierce

1

Haswell, Ralph 1

Mary, Misses

Cain, Geo. R.

Howard, H. S.

7

Moren, Monsr. 1

Meehan, James } 2

Morrison, Miss Mazer, Bowen

Rose, Thomas

1

Rosaric, Filomenol

1

Sunter, Thomas 3

Brown, 0.

1

Cheong Fong

1

1

Hargraves, Mrs 1

Watson

Shegnles, Wm. I

Bretton, Wm. 1

Haraux, Monsr. 1

Mills, J. T.

2

Smith, Thomas 2-bks.

Bowen, Frank

1

Boutfol, Monsr. 1

Branco, Carlos 1

1

Burke, Edmund 1

Burnside, G. S. 1

Barrelet Mons. 1

Bremer, Kamp

    J. J. Bellem, Jos? L. 2

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5 Dean, W. H.

Devison, Thos.} (Engineer) Dominique, P. 2

Egan, Edward 2

Ermenegildo,

D., Sigr.

"Horatio" ad-

dressed to, Mrs. II. Davies, Cape of Good Hope)

Mondaine,

1

Smith, Alex.

1

Eugenio

Simpson, J. B. 1

Monset, Jules?

Stone, Geo. W. 3

Monsr.

Schenck, Geo. R. 1

Sage, N.

1

Volkman, W. M. 1 Vucetich, Nicol? 1 Veysey, Miss Vanolly, Monsr. 1

Willson, John

(Seaman)

Walters Alfred 1 Walker, A.

Monsr.

Wilson, D. D. 2

1

1

1

Nouqu?, Monsr. 3

Smith, E. C.

1

Williams, Isa-

Johnston, H.

1

Norkett, Alfred 1

Sinclair, John 1

bella, Mrs. j

Johns, J. T.

1

Smith, J. H.

Wolff, A.

1

Johnson, Miss 1

Blain, William 1

Ewing, Mr. A.

Johnstone, W. 1

Bandichon, F.

1

Fracnk Jules

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Culliford, F. W. 2

1

Monsr.

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Chow John

Fyfe Barr & Co.

1

1

Kirkwood, D.

1

(Chinaman)

Fowler, J.

King, T. H.

2

Carvalho, A. F. 1

Flaman Kasim,?

Cusimio, Si-

Rosalia Miss

Lamberto, F.

1

mon Monsr.

Fevez, Alfred

1

Latch, J. W.

1

Woodmason, Jno. I Wykeen

Young, David

(Engineer) Young, Edward 1 Yong Attai Yong Neen Wing 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 5th March, 1869.

St. Clare Shunlee Salavar

Sir Jemsetjee}

Family Seringapatan

1

Lets. Paps.

1

2

Owen, Thcs.

Sardinha,

Whiteley, Georgel

1

Pastorius, John 1

Panigati, F.

1

Anto. P. Schuster & Son 1 Sinclair, Augus 1 Steele, John

1

1

Pratt, Frank

1

Pereira, J.

1

Smith, William 1 Silva, M. A.

1

1

Paniso, y

Figueroa M. 1 Sor, Dn.

Trour, Wm.

1

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Adeline

2

1

Corea

1

Ferdinand

1

Kim Yean Choon1

Agnes Banfield 4 Alexandra Ada

1

Conqueror

4

1

Finzel

Kellor

3

Chalgrove

2

2

Freia

Kelso

2

3

Letters. Papers. NayworthCastlel 1 Naiaden National Eagle 1

Chusan

Annetta

1

Carmeline

Glenroy

1

King of Italy Klipper

1

1

Old Dominion 5

Anita

Caroline

2

Golden Dragon 2

Katharina Maria 1

Old England

1

1

Avon

Catherine

Glaneur

1

Orpheus

2

St. Croix

1

Asphodel

Constance

George

2

Lady Alice

1

Onrust

3

Saga

1

Aurelie

Confucius

Glenlee

1

Lodore

2

Ocean Queen

2

Stanley

Akbar

3

Cresswell

Gipsey

Lord Raglan

1

Ocean Bride

1

Sophie

Abanda

Chinhoy

1

Amalia

Charlotte

Albert

2

Chin Chin

4

1

Alexandre

Channel Queen 2

Altona

1

Clara

9

Garibaldi

Golden Fly

Henrietta

Henri IV.

Lucie

2

Lady Luiza

Pegasus

1

Theresa

Lydia Helton

1

Parajero

2

Three Brothers 1

Louisa

4

Palm Tree

1

Tamaris

1

1

Lady Belmore 2

4

Prudhoe

1

Ty Hoong

1

Asa Eldridge

2

A. W. Stevens 2

Chine & Havane 3 Canton

Henry Melvill ?I

Lily of Devon 3

Pacific

1

1

Taunton

4

Antares

Henry Grenfell 9 Havelock

~ M

Pactole

2

Timore

Mataura

2

1

Prospereti

1

Thomas Edwards 1

Aurora

Dawer Family 1

Ilarriet

Mirage

Annie Grey

1

Diamond

1

1

Hope

1

Appellina 1 Ann Adamson 2

Demon

1

Harriet Ewing 2

Martha Muture

Drydens

3

1

Modaration

Ann

1

Douglas

India Empire

1

Mary Goodell

CO2-

3

Psyche

1

1

Pantalon

2

Vision

1

Peter

1

Veritas

Parramatta

1

Andrew Jackson 1

Invincible

1

Maud Ellen

Queen's Own

1

Westminster

1

Amoy

1

Emelie

Indian

1

Amacree

4

Evangeline

7

Ironsides

Morning Star 2 Mongol

Queen of the

Ocean

}

West Australian

8

1

Wilhemina

2

America

1

Ellen

Mary Mildred

1

Wallaroo

1

414

2

Amberwitch

1

Esperanza

Jeanne Alice

Mercado

1

Rachel

4

Witch of the

3

Ann Porter

Elsa

3

Jalawar

2

Minoka

Resolute

1

Wave

Edouard Marie 1

Jacoba Cornelia 1

Madagascar

1

River Eden

1

West Derby

2

Bessie

1

Esk

Joseph Hambro 3

Maria Miles

Race Horse

1

Wm. G. Russell 3

Blue Jacket

2

of Jersey

Emperor

i

Elizabeth

Banjan

Burra Noorfol

1

Cushing

Johann Smeedt 1 Jan Van Galen 1 Johanna An-

Monocacy

1

*Rantilope

1

Water Lily

1

Banda

1

Fanny Nicholson2

1

thonia

J. L. Dimmok 1

}

1

Nil Desperanduml

Royal Saxon Rocket

1

Woosung

Weymiss Castle I

1

1

Navarino

Niphon

3

Samuel

Competitor

1

Formica

Niagara

2

City of Quebec 6

3

Fainsworth

Kate

1

Noorbrubrand 1

Cimbeline

Fanny Smail

Kedar

4

Nelley

2

Stricher

Shooting Star

San Francisco 1

25

224

Yvonne Yokohama

1

Ziba

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List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Honghong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 5th March, 1869.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Argus Adventure

2

9 Leven

1 1

1

Melville Meeanee

13

7 1 2

Princess Charlotte18 1

Pearl

5

Rinaldo

Letters. Paps.

9 1

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY. UILHERME DA SILVEIRA, of Shelley Street, Victoria, in the Colony of Hong- kong, late Jeweller and Watchmaker, but now out of employment, having been adjudged Bank- rupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bank- ruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy on the Third day of February, 1869, a Public Sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria. Hongkong, on Friday, the Twelfth day of March, 1869, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely.

Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, Supreme

Edmund Sharp is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy.

NOTICE.

P. A. SEQUEIRA, Piano Tuner and Repairer.

For Tuning once a Piano, $4. Engagement for Six Months certain, two tunings in a month, at $3 per month.

   Address care of Daily Press, China Mail or Government Gazette Offices.

N

OTICE. All persons indebted to the Estate

      of the late Mr. WILLIAM GASKELL, of No. 57, Wyndham Street, and No. 2, Club Chambers, Solicitor, are requested to make pay- ment, and all persons having claims against said estate are notified to send in their claims to Mr. EDMUND SHARP, Solicitor, Bank Buildings, on or before the 31st May, 1869.

F. W. MITCHELL,

Executor of the Last Will and Testament of the said William Gaskell, deceased.

Hongkong, 15th February, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG

MR. WILLIAMEORGE HURLBUT are ad-

mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. Georg

DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED-

   LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January, next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

M. JOHN OUDERSHAW FENT is

GILMAN & Co. Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES

Pinterest

on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

TH

NOTICE.

DEACON & Co.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL- LIAM NEILSON in our Firm ceased on the 30th June last.

Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. II. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co. Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

E Copartnership heretofore existing be-

siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT. G. A. F. NORRIS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868..

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &C. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

NOTICE.

Mfor us by procuration.

R. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign

THE BORNEO COMPANY, Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

LIMITED.

UNIVERSAI. MARINE INSURANCE

THE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Company at this Port, Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners I have this day established myself as a Public

therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

Mauthorized to sign our Firm per pro-

curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

Accountant, Average Adjuster; and General Commission Agent.

C. LANGDON DAVIES. 2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

NOTICE.

I

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as General Commission Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

R. R. WESTALL.

Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

THE

NOTICE.

IIE Undersigned have been appointed Agents at this Port for the Liverpool Underwriters' Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

NOTICE. THE interest and responsibility of Mr. FER-

30th April last.

The business wl in future be conducted under the style and firm of

ROBERTSON & Co.

in which Mr. PETER GABAIN has been admit- ted a Partner.

NISSEN & ROBERTSON.

Ningpo, 9th May, 1868.

M

NOTICE.

R. EMIL VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH KIRCHHOFF become this day Partners in our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., both bere and at Cauton.

HAGEDORN & Co.

Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

THE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES will be removed on the 15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 30th. May, 1868.

FOR SALE.

Tables shewing the proposed movements of the Contract Steamers of the P. & O. S. N. Co. during 1869.

Victoria Peak Signal Cards.

Vols. I & II of the Ordinances of Hongkong.

NORONHA & SONS.

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

"THE HONGKON? GOVERNMENT GAZETTE."

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For 5 Lines and under, $1.00 Each Additional line, $0.20

In Chinese-For 25 Characters for 1st insertion.

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Unless otherwise ordered, all advertisements will be repeated until countermanded.

Advertisements intended for insertion should be sent in not later than 3 P.M. on Saturdays.

"Government Gazette" Office,

Hongkong, 6th January, 1869.

Printed and Published by NORONHA & SONS, Printers to Hongkong Government, ?sWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

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THE HNOGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH MARCH, 1869.

List of Unpaid and Registered LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Honghong Post Office for Her Majesty's Ships of War, 5th March, 1869.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Argus Adventure

2

9 Leven

1 1

1

Melville Meeanee

13

7 1 2

Princess Charlotte18 1

Pearl

5

Rinaldo

Letters. Paps.

9 1

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY. UILHERME DA SILVEIRA, of Shelley Street, Victoria, in the Colony of Hong- kong, late Jeweller and Watchmaker, but now out of employment, having been adjudged Bank- rupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bank- ruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy on the Third day of February, 1869, a Public Sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honorable John Smale, Esquire, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria. Hongkong, on Friday, the Twelfth day of March, 1869, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely.

Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, Supreme

Edmund Sharp is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy.

NOTICE.

P. A. SEQUEIRA, Piano Tuner and Repairer.

For Tuning once a Piano, $4. Engagement for Six Months certain, two tunings in a month, at $3 per month.

   Address care of Daily Press, China Mail or Government Gazette Offices.

N

OTICE. All persons indebted to the Estate

      of the late Mr. WILLIAM GASKELL, of No. 57, Wyndham Street, and No. 2, Club Chambers, Solicitor, are requested to make pay- ment, and all persons having claims against said estate are notified to send in their claims to Mr. EDMUND SHARP, Solicitor, Bank Buildings, on or before the 31st May, 1869.

F. W. MITCHELL,

Executor of the Last Will and Testament of the said William Gaskell, deceased.

Hongkong, 15th February, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG

MR. WILLIAMEORGE HURLBUT are ad-

mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. Georg

DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED-

   LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER

NOTICE.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January, next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

M. JOHN OUDERSHAW FENT is

GILMAN & Co. Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES

Pinterest

on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

TH

NOTICE.

DEACON & Co.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL- LIAM NEILSON in our Firm ceased on the 30th June last.

Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. II. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co. Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

E Copartnership heretofore existing be-

siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT. G. A. F. NORRIS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868..

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &C. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

NOTICE.

Mfor us by procuration.

R. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign

THE BORNEO COMPANY, Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

LIMITED.

UNIVERSAI. MARINE INSURANCE

THE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Company at this Port, Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners I have this day established myself as a Public

therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

Mauthorized to sign our Firm per pro-

curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

Accountant, Average Adjuster; and General Commission Agent.

C. LANGDON DAVIES. 2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

NOTICE.

I

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as General Commission Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

R. R. WESTALL.

Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

THE

NOTICE.

IIE Undersigned have been appointed Agents at this Port for the Liverpool Underwriters' Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

NOTICE. THE interest and responsibility of Mr. FER-

30th April last.

The business wl in future be conducted under the style and firm of

ROBERTSON & Co.

in which Mr. PETER GABAIN has been admit- ted a Partner.

NISSEN & ROBERTSON.

Ningpo, 9th May, 1868.

M

NOTICE.

R. EMIL VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH KIRCHHOFF become this day Partners in our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., both bere and at Cauton.

HAGEDORN & Co.

Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

THE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES will be removed on the 15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 30th. May, 1868.

FOR SALE.

Tables shewing the proposed movements of the Contract Steamers of the P. & O. S. N. Co. during 1869.

Victoria Peak Signal Cards.

Vols. I & II of the Ordinances of Hongkong.

NORONHA & SONS.

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

"THE HONGKON? GOVERNMENT GAZETTE."

Subscription:

Per Annum, Payable in advance, For 6 months do. For 3 do. Extra copies,..

do.

..$10.00 ...$ 6.00

.....$ 4.00

do.

dc.

...each, $ 0.50

Terms of Advertising:

For 5 Lines and under, $1.00 Each Additional line, $0.20

In Chinese-For 25 Characters for 1st insertion.

and under,

....$1.00

Each Additional character, 4 c. Repetitions, .........Half price.

Unless otherwise ordered, all advertisements will be repeated until countermanded.

Advertisements intended for insertion should be sent in not later than 3 P.M. on Saturdays.

"Government Gazette" Office,

Hongkong, 6th January, 1869.

Printed and Published by NORONHA & SONS, Printers to Hongkong Government, ?sWALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

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SOIT

QUIMAL

DIE

ET

MO

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 11.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 13TH MARCH, 1869.

VOL. XV.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 25.

The following Returns, relative to the Victoria Gaol during the Year 1868, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

RETURN shewing the Number of PRISONERS in VICTORIA GAOL on the last day of each Week of the Year 1868.

CHINESE & COLORED.

CHINESE & COLORED.

DATE.

EUROPEANS.

TOTAL.

DATE.

EUROPEANS.

TOTAL.

Male.

Female.

Male.

Female.

January

12

"J

19

""

26

""

February

9

""

16

"

23

19

March

1

""

15

"

22

29

""

April

5

12

29

19

??

26

""

May

3

10

??

17

""

24

""

31

""

June

7

14

21

28

88888ARK~~8883888888×K*~RR

66

368

11

445 July

5

69

393

11

473

"

66

410

10

486

""

69

421

10

500

""

73

415

10

498

August

72

407

8

487

""

79

428

12

519

""

77

428

10

515

71

443

8

522

30

74

422

9

505 September 6

66

436

10

512

""

66

478

15

559

"

68

494

12

574

27

20020ORAPAN

12

19

26

9

16

23

13

19

64

516

12

592

October

4

66

497

12

575

11

""

60

465

20

545

18

""

63

471

17

551

25

""

62

476

16

554

November

59

487

15

561

8

""

59

463

20

542

15

""

76

484

20

580

22

""

76

489

15

580

29

452

15

550

December 6

72

495

15

582

13

75

459

20

554

75

459

23

557

RAR

20

27

189626808F2R83888532

461

489

477

461

392

87

385

87

398

87

448

474

87

503

491

471

459

437

426

77

387

72

372

77

371

372

373

384

869

21

375

375

64

377

70

378

21

NAHRRKA&RERIORARARRANN7827

573

607

35

602

26

568

23

505

25

497

19

504

26

561

23

593

24

614

23

610

34

590

591

25

554

25

534

25

489

20

464

19

467

26

466

20

453

21

463

446

24

462

29

465

24

465

469

VICTORIA GAOL, HONGKONG, 2nd March, 1869.

F. DOUGLAS,

Superintendent of Victoria Gaol.

1

DECEMBER, ...

NOVEMBER, ? - . -

APRIL..

MAY,

JUNE,

JU?I,...

AUGUST,..

SEPTEMBER,

OCTOBER, .....

12

5

T

N

w

N

Victoria GaoL, HONGKONG, 2nd March, 1869.

G

s

22

.

N

~

2

·les

2

?

??

W

CO

JANUARY, ...............

FEBRUARY,

MARCH!, ...................

co

co

co

CO

CO

tr

*

COUNTRY.

?

Murder.

Piracy and Murder.

Piracy Endangering Life, &c.

Piracy and Confederating with

Pirates.

Cufting, Wounding and Shooting

with Intent.

C

G

Burglary, &c.

Robbery or Larceny in a House,

&c.

Larceny or Robbery from the

Person, &c.

O

Co

+

H

Assault with Intent to rob.

Manslaughter.

Administering Stupifying Drugs.

Sodomy and Unnatural Offences.

Child Stealing, &c.

C

N

E

*

Co

N

N

N

N

W

N

N

N

?

'

N

-

10

2

5

A

00

19

N

N

19

N

-

-

2

G+

03

??

?

N

?

00

N

-

Forgery.

2

Escape, &c.

Other Folonies not shown.

RETURN shewing the CLASSIFICATION of OFFENCES, for which PRISONERS were confined in VICTORIA GAOL, on the 1st Day of each Month of the Year 1868.

FELONIES.

MISDEMEANORS.

Conspiracy.

Embezzlement.

Extortion.

Obtaining Goods or Money under

false pretences.

Unlawful Possession or Receiving

Stolen Goods.

A

N

E

GN

N

19

N

E

?

Perjury, &c.

Rogues and Vagabonds and

Suspicious Character, &c.

Gambling.

Breach of Brothel Ordinance, &c.

Refusal of Duty, Desertion, &c.

Drunkenness and without Pass,

&c.

?

Crown Witnesses, &c.

Other Offences not shown.

Remanded from Police Court.

Q

Committed for Trial.

Debts.

All

Nations.

N

18367 452 49 187

236 14 3

44

2 80 21410 514 50 200

250 1

51

6/2

571 24427 522 51 219

270 1

36

103

3 63 28,497 588 34 219

283 1

12

3 03 20 472 555|28|

209

237 1 20

21

614 490 580 391

220

461 567 47 201

248 11 5 259 13 17

19

63

423 526 46 182

228 14 31

4?

497 615 46 212

258 2 3

51

90 24 447 561 36 150

186 21

43

61

.. 4 77 20 370 467 18 126

3 60 17 372 455 19 143

162

144 1

KH

3

M-

2

Superintendent of Victoria Gaol. F. DOUGLAS,

Total Number on 1st of each

Month.

GRAND TOTAL.

Daily Average No. of Prisoners

at work outside the Gaol.

Daily Total Number of Prisoners

at work outside.

Daily Average Number of Prison-

ers Sick in Hospital.

Daily Total Number of Sick in

Hospital.

I. & C.]

E. I. & C.

108

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH MARCH, 1869.

7

No. 26.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH MARCH, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

109

The Honorable HENRY JOHN BALL, Judge of the Court of Summary Jurisdiction, having been granted Twelve Months' Leave of absence from the 9th Instant, His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to appoint the Honorable JULIAN PAUNCEFOTE to act as Judge of the Court of Summary Jurisdiction, provisionally, and until further notice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th March, 1869.

No. 27.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 28th February, 1869, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th March, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE

IN RESERVE.

Oriental Bank Corporation,..

595,491

198,497

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,

379,732

150,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,..

397,815

135,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

897,577

350,000

TOTAL,.........

2,270,615

833,497

No. 21.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Commission, under the Hand and Seal of His Excellency the Governor, is published for general information.

*

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 3rd March, 1869.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   Whereas for the furtherance of Public Interests as connected with the construction of Buildings and the prevention of Nuisances in the Colony of Hongkong, and more especially in the City of Victoria it is expedient that the present Building Ordinance, No. 8 of 1856, should be amended, and that certain preliminary inquiries should be made; And Whereas such inquiries will be most conveniently and expeditiously prosecuted by means of a Commission: Now, therefore, know Ye that I, SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice Admiral of the same, do hereby under my Hand and the Seal of the said Colony appoint you the Honorable JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary, the Honorable WILLIAM HEPBURN RENNIE, Auditor General, and

you

the Honorable HUGH BOLD GIBB, the Honorable WILLIAM KESWICK, and the Honorable JAMES BANKS TAYLOR, Members of the Legislative Council for the said Colony, or any three of you,

DATE.

1869.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH MARCH, 1869.

Half-year commencing 7th September, 1868.

Head Master's Classes,

Assistant Master's

""

Preparatory Class,..

8828

86

92

20

198

31

123

Number rejected at Preliminary Examination,

NUMBER actually present on Examination Day, (29th January, 1869.)

Head Master's Classes,

Assistant Master's

Preparatory Class,.

""

·

67

67

21

155

FREDERICK STEWART, Inspector of Government Schools.

No. 24.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

SAMUEL BARFF, Esquire, having reported his arrival in the Colony, is appointed Assistant Post- master at Hongkong from the 3rd Instant, under instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1869.

No. 20.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to appoint WILLIAM STANLEY ADAMS, Esquire, M.D., now Health Officer, to be also Inspecting Medical Officer of Emigrants from this Port, under Ordinance No. 12 of 1868.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th February, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March

6

30.00

67

30.01

64

57

68

30.02

66

7

30.13

68

30.15

63

56

70

30.06

62

8

30.03

61

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30.04

60

53

63

29.99

63

9

30.01

64

>>

30.07

68

58

68

30.01

67

10

30.05

66

:>

30.11

61

60

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30.07

66

11

30.10

64

30.10

>>

62

56

64

30.03

65

12

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29.98

61

29.97

63

56

64

29.96

64

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER,

'NOON

3 P.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

?

6 P.M.

6 A.31.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

THERMO- METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

Nook.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

6 A.M.

Diru.

NOON.

6 P.M.

9 A.M.

F.

Dirn. F. Dion.

I'.

Mar. 6 28.24 28.32 28.26

#

7 28.30 28.35 28.82. 28.27, 28.27 51.00 52.00] 50.00) 50.50 51.50 49.50 48.00 60.00 NNE

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}

5NNE

2 NE

1

0.61

4 ENE

5 EbN 5

0.07

8 28.24 28.32 28.27 28.20 28.20 51.00 53.50 61,50 50.50 53.00 61.50 50.00 54.00 SE

6 SSE

6 SELS 6

0.11

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17

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4 SSE

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2

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0.05

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10 28.29 28.33 28.32 28.28 28.28 63.50 58.50 55.50, 63.00 58.00 55.00 59.00 66.50 S

2 Ebs

2.ELN

2

0.00

11 28.30 28.34 28.32, 28.27 28.22 54.00 59.00 53.00 53.50 59.00 52.50 53.00 63.00 E

7

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4 SEBE

5

!

0.10

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12 28.24 28.27 28.25 28.21 28.19 53.00 55.00) 60.50 53.00 55.00 60.50 53.00| 56.50 EbS

5 SEbs

5 SE

4

0.00

Heavy squalls of wind and rain during past night; 6 A.M. fine clear; 8 A.M. dense wet fog throughout. Rain during past night, dense fog; 7 A.

?. fine; 9 A.M. fog throughout. Squally during past night; dense fog

throughout.

Strong wind during past night, dense fog; 1.30 P.M. passing fog; 3.30 dense fog throughout.

Dense fog, drizzing rain all day.

Dense fog; 8.30 A.M. fine overcast; 5 P.

M. fog throughout.

Dense fog until 2.30 P.M., rain with thunder and lightning; 4.30 P.M. fine throughout.

124

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH MARCH, 1869.

BAROMETER.

DAY OF MONTH.

DAY OF WEEK.

STANDARD.

ANEROID.

IN THE SHADE. Max. and Min of the previous 24 hours, taken at Noon.

ATTACHED

IN SHADE.

MAX.

IN

SUN'S

RAYS.

DRY BULB IN WET BULB IN SHADE. SHADE.

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 1869.

THERMOMETER (Fahrenheit.)

SELF REGISTERING

WIND.

RAIN.

during

In Inches hours. Previous 24

HYGROMETER.

HUMIDITY

COMPETED. COMPLETE SATURATION

100.

STATE OF THE WEATHER.

DE POINT COMPUTED.

FORCE

QUARTER.

0 to 12.

A.M.3 P.M.9 A.M.3 P.M. Min. Max.

Temp. at

Noon.

9 A.M. 3 P.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.

Mon. 30.012 (29.920 | 30.11 30.03

2 Tues. 30.042 29.930 | 30.13| 30.03 Wed. 29.990 |29.856

63

7

8

9

30.10 29.95 59 4 Thurs. 29.962 29.852 30.04 29.95 5 Friday 30.002|29.930 30.11 30.02 6 Satur. 30.154 30.088 30.30 30.22 Sun. 30.198 30.140 30.36 30.28 Mon. 30.222 30.156 30.35 30.24 Tues. 30.14430,086

63

30.29 30.19

10

11

Wed. 30.176|30.082| 30.20 | 30.22 Thurs. 30.080 29.980 30.20 30.08

12 Friday 29.890|29.906| 29.99 29.97

13

Satur. 30.106|30,022

30.22 30.17

14

15

Sun. 30.118|30,014| 30.24| 30.12 Mon. 30.070 (30,026 | 30.19 | 30.13

16

Tues. 30.110 30.022| 30.22

30.13

17

21

Wed. 30.080 30,004 | 30.20 30.11 18 Thurs. 30.224 30.196| 30.37 30.34 19 Friday 30.250 (30,130 | 30.40| 30.38 20 Satur. 30.242 |30,004 30.58 30.12 Sun. 30.116 30.036 30.32| 30.16|

22

Mon. 30.172 50.116

30.32 30.25

23

Tues. 30.256 30,200

30.40 | 30.23

24

Wed. 30.312 30,244

30,45 | 30.38

25 Thurs. 30,040 30.234

30.49 30.39

27

28

26 Friday 30.301 30.212 30.44 30.35 Satur. 30.340 30.278 30.49 30.42 Sun. 30.300 30,208 | 30.44 30.34

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60.00 64.50

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75

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71

57.50 59.00

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65.00 62.00 63.50

94

88

61.2

61.4 E.

N.E.

Overcast.

Overcast.

3 P.M.

65.00 66.00 64.00; 64.00

94

88

63.2

62.4 Calm

E.

0.01

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and slight rain.

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60.00 64.50 59.00| 63.50

94

94

58.1

62.2

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0.17

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and slight rain.

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59.00

65.50 72.50 65.00 71.00 100 62.00 55.00 57.00 50.00 52.00;

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65.0

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1

0.40

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57.00 60.00

88

88

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58.3 W.

0.31

70

70

45.2

47.4 N.

57.50 59.00] 51.00] 54.00

90

65

71

45.5

49.5

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61

58.50 60.00

89

58.50 60.00| 55.00 56.00|

81

76

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62.00 62.00 86

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82

54.6

56.4

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64

62.00 64.00 87

62.00 64.00 60.50 63.00

88

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71.00 70.00 70.00 68.00|

94

88

69.2

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0.03

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66

62.00 64.00 87

62.00 64.00 57.00

60,00]

72

77

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56.7 N.

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62

62.50 65.00] 80

62.50 65.00 59.00 62.50

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83

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71

62.00 65.00 60.00

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82

83

58.3

59.5 E.

E.

67

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78

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66.00 88

83

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63.7 N.E.

58

57.00 56.00

62

56.00 56,00 55.00|

54.00

93

87

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59

59

57.00 59.50

72

62

66

66

61

62

62

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62

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57.00

81

88

51.2

55.2 E.

E.

62.00 82

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53.3

60.3 E.

E.

63.001

88

94

59.3

62.2

Calm

87

77

54.2

53.5

Calm

59.00 63.00

81

59.00 63.00 57.00 59.00

88

77

55.2

55.6 E.

60.50 62.00

83

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58.00

71

77

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59.00 59.50|

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82

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82

77

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62 61.50

59.00 61.50|

85

76

58.00 61.50 54.00 58.00 76 59.00 61.50 55.00 58.00

82

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55.4 E.

76

82

51.4

55.4 E.

ERZEES SHEEN SE

0.01

Overcast.

E.

0.01

Fine.

0.26

0.09

Overcast.

Overcast and rain.

Overcast and slight rain.

Overcast.

Fine.

Overcast and rain.

Fine.

Overcast.

""

""

Calm

0.42

and slight rain.

""

and slight rain.

Calm

0.29

Overcast.

E.

0.18

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30.150 30.063 30.28 30.18 58.64 64.42 62.89 60.94 63.25 78.74

60.78

63.16 58.17 60.42 84.1

84.0

55.75 58.04

Maximum of month.

73

68

73

73

Minimum do.

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44

48

58

Remarks.

1866.

1867.

1868.

Range.

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22

25

15

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3.21

1867.

0.40

1868.

0.49

!

THET

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH MARCH, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Su- preme Court will be held on Thursday, the Eighteenth day of March, A.D. 1869, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

By order of the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

In re WILLIAM WILLIAMS, late of Hongkong,

Boarding House Keeper, deceased.

N

?OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin, and all other Persons, to produce.any Wills or Codicils of the above named party, de- ceased, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on Saturday, the Twenty-seventh day of March, A.D. 1869; or, if none, that the next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administra- tion, 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.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, PONDICHERRY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

THE Company's Steam-ship "DONNAI,”

BouRDON, will leave this

Port for the above places, with Mails, Passen- gers, Specie, and Cargo, on Tuesday, the 30th instant, at Noon.

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.

Cargo will be received on board until 4 P.M. of the 29th Instant, Specie and Parcels until 5 P.M. of the 29th Instant. (Parcels are not to be sent on board; they must be left at the Agency's Office.)

For Particulars regarding Freight and Pas- sage, apply at the Company's Office, Hongkong.

NOTICE.

125

NOTICE. HE Undersigned have been appointed Agents

Association.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-Et this Port for the Liverpool Underwriters' Mrized to sign our Firm in Foochow

GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES

THE

BENFERD DEACON in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

A

NOTICE.

DEACON & Co.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January, next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE Copartnership heretofore existing be-

siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT. G. A. F. NORRIS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &c. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

THE

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED- WARD FORD DUNCANSON, and Mr. WIL- LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOW?OCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES MR authorized to sign our Firm per pro-

ARE REQUIRED.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent,

Hongkong, 9th March, 1869.

NOTICE.

P. A. SEQUEIRA, Piano Tuner and Repairer.

For Tuning once a Piano, $4. Engagement for Six Months certain, two tunings in a month, at $3 per month.

  Address care of Daily Press, China Mail or Government Gazette Offices.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG and MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

  MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

       SMITH, ARCHER Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL-

30th June last.

  Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co. Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign

Mfor us by procuration.

THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED. Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

HE undersigned, having been appointed

at

Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE. have this day established myself as a Public Accountant, Average Adjuster, and General Commission Agent.

C. LANGDON DAVIES.

I

I

2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as General Commission Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

R. R. WESTALL.

Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. FER-

30th April last.

The business will in future be conducted under the style and firm of

ROBERTSON & Co.

in which Mr. PETER GABAIN has been admit- ted a Partner.

NISSEN & ROBERTSON.

Ningpo, 9th May, 1868.

NOTICE.

EMIL VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH

MR.KERCHHOFF become this day Partners in

our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., both here and at Canton.

HAGEDORN & Co. Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

THE PERTALES

THE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES " will be removed on the 15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 30th May, 1868.

FOR SALE.

Tables shewing the proposed movements of the Contract Steamers of the P. & O. S. N. Co.

during 1869.

Victoria Peak Signal Cards.

Vols. I & II of the Ordinances of Hongkong.

NORONHA & SONS.

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 12.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

VOL. XV.

No. 6.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 15 of 1868, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to assimilate the Laws of this Colony respecting Treasonable Offences to the Law of the United Kingdom :

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed,

By His Excellency's Command,

as aforesaid.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 16th Day of March, 1869.

No. 28.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office until Noon on Wednesday, the 24th instant, for the supply and making up of the undermentioned Summer Clothing for the use of the Police Department, viz:-

Seventeen Alpaca Tunics,

Seventeen Felt Helmets,

....

Thirty-four pairs White Duck Trowsers,. One hundred Serge Tunics,...

Two hundred pairs white Duck Trowsers,.

...

One hundred Rattan Helmets with Cotton covers,. Seven hundred Khakee Drill Tunics,. Seven hundred pairs do. Trowsers, Two hundred Linen Turbans,...

For Inspectors.

For European Force.

For Indian Force.

Two hundred Blue Camlet Tunics,.

...

Two hundred pairs Nankeen Trowsers, Two hundred pairs Chinese Shoes,.

Two hundred Bamboo Hats,..

Sixty pairs Blue Stockings,.

?

For Chinese Force.

    The Alpaca and Serge to be supplied by the Contractors, the other materials will be furnished from the Police Store.

Samples to be produced at the time of the opening of the Tenders.

    Forms of Tenders and any further information can be obtained on application at the Office of the Captain Superintendent of Police,

No Tenders will be received unless sent in, in the Form required.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th March, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

128

No. 29.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Letter from the Superintendent of the Hongkong Fire Brigade is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

No. 1.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1869.

                              VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 16th March, 1869. SIR,--I have the honor to report that on the 13th March, instant, at 5 P.M., an inspection of the Fire Brigade took place. The following force of the Brigade assembled at the "Cross Roads" Station, at 5 P.M.:-

1 Superintendent,

1 Assistant Superintendent,

2 Foremen,

4 Assistant Foremen,

14 Firemen,.

40 Firemen,.

Europeans.

..Chinese.

and about 100 Chinese Volunteers, with three hand Engines, two supply Carts, Ladders, &c.

Also (from pre-arrangement) the Steam Fire Engine of the Hongkong Insurance Company.

The whole "Force" then proceeded to the centre of the Taipingshan District, and the Engines were got into work within Fifteen minutes from the departure from the Cross Roads Station. The hose and equipment were found in good order, and the practice was altogether satisfactory.

On the 15th March, instant, at 5 P.M., the Three Chinese Volunteer Companies respectively known as the "Nam-pak Hong," "Silk Mercers," and "Pawnbrokers," were also inspected at the Cross Roads, the number of Men attached to each Engine were as follows:-

Nam-pak Hong Engine,.

Silk Mercers Pawnbrokers

.80 men.

.56 ..32

""

""

The Engines (by order) proceeded to the Praya near the Canton Steamer Wharf, and were all brought into play within Eight minutes from leaving the Station, the hose and Engines were in good order and worked satisfactorily.

The subsidiary Fire Stations have been visited several times during the past month, and the Firemen practised in the use of the equipment entrusted to them.

On the 4th March, instant, a case of Fire Brigade Stores (as follows) was landed from the "Achilles," in compliance with Requisition dated the 23rd June, 1868. The articles were examined and found to be in good order.

3, 6 feet lengths Suction Hose, 2 inch. 4, 40 feet lengths Delivery Pipes. 20, Gallons Neat's foot Oil.

4, 6 feet lengths Suction Pipe, 3 inch. 4, 40 feet lengths Delivery Hose, 3 inch. 10, 20 feet lengths of strong Log.Lines.

4, lengths of strong Rope, 4 inch.

The Honorable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

No. 30.

Colonial Secretary.

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

C. MAY, Superintendent Fire Brigade,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Circular, of the 9th January, 1869, from The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, is published for general information. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Circular.

DOWNING STREET, 9th January, 1869.

of

SIR,-I transmit herewith a copy of a Letter from the Secretary to the Treasury with a copy a Treasury Minute on the subject of cases of Bankruptcy and Insolvency on the part of persons holding

Offices in the Public Service.

I think it very desirable that the principles laid down in this Minute should be applied to the Colonies; and I wish you to intimate to the Members of the Civil Service of your Government, that the Rules laid down by the Treasury in such cases for the Civil Service in the United Kingdom will be acted on in the Colony under your Government.--I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant,

GRANVILLE.

128

No. 29.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Letter from the Superintendent of the Hongkong Fire Brigade is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

No. 1.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1869.

                              VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 16th March, 1869. SIR,--I have the honor to report that on the 13th March, instant, at 5 P.M., an inspection of the Fire Brigade took place. The following force of the Brigade assembled at the "Cross Roads" Station, at 5 P.M.:-

1 Superintendent,

1 Assistant Superintendent,

2 Foremen,

4 Assistant Foremen,

14 Firemen,.

40 Firemen,.

Europeans.

..Chinese.

and about 100 Chinese Volunteers, with three hand Engines, two supply Carts, Ladders, &c.

Also (from pre-arrangement) the Steam Fire Engine of the Hongkong Insurance Company.

The whole "Force" then proceeded to the centre of the Taipingshan District, and the Engines were got into work within Fifteen minutes from the departure from the Cross Roads Station. The hose and equipment were found in good order, and the practice was altogether satisfactory.

On the 15th March, instant, at 5 P.M., the Three Chinese Volunteer Companies respectively known as the "Nam-pak Hong," "Silk Mercers," and "Pawnbrokers," were also inspected at the Cross Roads, the number of Men attached to each Engine were as follows:-

Nam-pak Hong Engine,.

Silk Mercers Pawnbrokers

.80 men.

.56 ..32

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The Engines (by order) proceeded to the Praya near the Canton Steamer Wharf, and were all brought into play within Eight minutes from leaving the Station, the hose and Engines were in good order and worked satisfactorily.

The subsidiary Fire Stations have been visited several times during the past month, and the Firemen practised in the use of the equipment entrusted to them.

On the 4th March, instant, a case of Fire Brigade Stores (as follows) was landed from the "Achilles," in compliance with Requisition dated the 23rd June, 1868. The articles were examined and found to be in good order.

3, 6 feet lengths Suction Hose, 2 inch. 4, 40 feet lengths Delivery Pipes. 20, Gallons Neat's foot Oil.

4, 6 feet lengths Suction Pipe, 3 inch. 4, 40 feet lengths Delivery Hose, 3 inch. 10, 20 feet lengths of strong Log.Lines.

4, lengths of strong Rope, 4 inch.

The Honorable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

No. 30.

Colonial Secretary.

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

C. MAY, Superintendent Fire Brigade,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Circular, of the 9th January, 1869, from The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, is published for general information. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Circular.

DOWNING STREET, 9th January, 1869.

of

SIR,-I transmit herewith a copy of a Letter from the Secretary to the Treasury with a copy a Treasury Minute on the subject of cases of Bankruptcy and Insolvency on the part of persons holding

Offices in the Public Service.

I think it very desirable that the principles laid down in this Minute should be applied to the Colonies; and I wish you to intimate to the Members of the Civil Service of your Government, that the Rules laid down by the Treasury in such cases for the Civil Service in the United Kingdom will be acted on in the Colony under your Government.--I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant,

GRANVILLE.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCHI, 1869.

Mr. Hamilton to Sir F. Rogers.

TREASURY CHAMBERS, 15th December, 1863.

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   SIR, I am desired by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to request that in laying before the Secretary of State for the Colonies the enclosed copy of their Minute of the 39th ultimo, on the subject of cases of Bankruptcy or Insol- vency, on the part of Members of the Civil Service, you will state that my Lords invite his co-operation in giving effect to the views therein expressed.

   I am to observe, that in their Lordships' opinion it would be for the interest of the Civil Service that the regulations which they have proposed should be adopted as a general system.-I am, &c.,

(Signed) G. A. HAMILTON.

Treasury Minute, dated November 30, 1868.

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   The attention of this Board has been frequently given to cases of bankruptcy and insolvency on the part of persons holding offices in the public service, and likewise to a practice which has been found to prevail, to some extent, amongst Clerks and others, of putting their names on what are called accommodation bills, and thus getting themselves involved in the pecuniary difficulties

of others.

and

My Lords have reason to believe that there are persons, discounters of bills, who, taking advantage of the inexperience of young men usually when they first enter into the public service, and inducing them to put their names on bills, supply them with money at exorbitant rates of interest, in the expectation that by threats of the

dismissal of these young exposure consequent men, their parents or other relatives may be induced to discharge these exorbitant demands.

It has been the anxious desire of every Department in the State of late years, and Parliament has liberally co-operated, to raise the Civil Servants of the Crown in efficiency and general estimation; but it is obvious that all efforts on the part of Govern- ment or the Heads of Departments to raise the standard of the Civil Service, must be to a great extent unsuccessful so long as members of the Service thus allow themselves to be involved in pecuniary difficulties, and to become the victims of usurious money lenders. It is unnecessary for my Lords to point out that this pernicious practice must be destructive of those feelings of honour and independence which my Lords are happy to state are, and their Lordships trust will be always, characteristic of all classes of Her Majesty's Civil Servants. young man who puts his name upon a bill for a sum of money, suffering a discount which sometimes amounts, as my Lords are informed, to 50 or even 60 per cent., must necessarily lose all feelings of independence and self-respect; he becomes the miserable dependant of the usurer who has ministered to his extravagance; his course must be down- wards, and he too frequently resorts to the meanness of an untruth, in the hope of concealing his indiscretion or extravagance.

Very painful instances have occurred, in which, from these causes, my Lords have been obliged to dismiss from the Civil Service of Her Majesty, gentlemen whose abilities and attainments might have raised them to high positious.

The

But the practices referred to lead to further and serious public inconvenience; not only does the general character of the Service suffer materially, but the value of the individual officer is necessarily deteriorated by the position in which he is placed in consequence of such improvident habits. As observed in a Minute of the Board of Stamps and Taxes, dated the 23rd of June, 1862, "an efficient performance of his official duty is not to be expected from any person involved in pecuniary difficulties, as the time and thoughts of such a person, instead of being engaged in his official business, must necessarily be occupied in constant efforts to meet the exigencies of the day: and further, it is highly inexpedient that any officer in such circumstances should be placed in a position of trust."

Not unfrequently the pecuniary embarrassment of an employ? in the public service is the cause of absence from his duties, either with the view of avoiding the importunity of his creditors or of obtaining protection under the Bankruptcy Act. And where such protection is accorded, independently of the inconvenience and discredit to the service, as is well observed in a Minute of the Board of Customs of 9th April, 1866, "the officer is placed by this course in a very difficult position, as it generally happens that upon the final discharge of the party, the Court orders a portion of his salary to be appropriated to the liquidation of his debts, varying in amount according to the circumstances of each case. By this course the public service is damaged. The officer upon his return to duty is called upon to act, very probably in a responsible situation, with diminished salary, dispropor- tional to the value of the service required of him, and with a character in some manner impaired."

It is the firm determination of the Board of Treasury to adopt every means within their Lordships' power for correcting such evils as these in the public service, and with this object my Lords have caused to be prepared, for the guidance of the Depart- ments subordinate to this Board, the accompanying Rules, founded upon those which have been long in existence in the Revenue Establishments and in the Audit Departments. Their Lordships desire that these Rules may be transmitted to all public Depart- ments, in the hope that, by an uniform course of action in such cases by the Heads of Offices, an effectual check may be placed upon the practices referred to.

My Lords, however, appeal with confidence not only to the Heads of Departments and gentlemen of experience and posi- tion in the Civil Service, but to the junior members of the Service themselves, to co-operate with them in repressing the evils to which they have referred.

Appointments in the Civil Service, at the very outset, are now made the reward of merit. Promotion by merit is the esta- blished rule in the Service, and to every young man who becomes the servant of the Crown in the Civil Service, a way is open to independence and even eminence.

But my Lords are desirous of impressing upon the members of the Civil Service that, in proportion as these advantages are increased, in the same degree does it become imperative as a duty, and one which my Lords on their part are, to the utmost of their power, resolved to discharge, to maintain rigidly the moral standard of the Service and the independent position of its

members.

My Lords are fully aware that there are cases in which pecuniary embarrassments are the result of causes beyond control. A gentleman in the Civil Service with a small salary may unavoidably fall into difficulties from sickness in his family, or from other similar causes; there can be no discredit in such cases, and there will be found no indisposition to treat them with the consideration they deserve.

The Rules which my Lords would enforce and recommend for general observance are as follows:--

1. That it is to be understood that serious pecuniary embarrassment, from whatever cause, must be regarded as a circum- stance which necessarily has the effect of impairing the efficiency of a public servant, and of rendering him less valuable than he would otherwise be.

2. That such embarrassment, if occasioned by imprudence or other reprehensible cause, will be held to be an offence, as affecting the respectability of the Service, and the trustworthiness of the individual; any person who has so conducted himself will be considered to have forfeited that honourable position in the Service which is necessary to give him a claim to promotion or increase of salary from length of service; and these benefits will not be permitted to accrue to him again until he shall have relieved himself from the discredit of such a position. Aggravated cases of this description will be noticed whenever they become known; and such measures will be taken either in the manner above adverted to, or in a manner more summary

and severe, as the circumstances may appear to deserve.

3. That the mere fact, under whatever plea, of becoming a party to accommodation bills, whether for his own purposes, or for another person, and whether resulting in pecuniary embarrassment or not, will subject a Civil Servant to the consequences described in the preceding paragrapl?,

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    4. That in the event of any Civil Servant being arrested, or being adjudicated a bankrupt, or entering into a composition with his creditors under the Bankruptcy Act, he will, on the fact being known, be suspended from duty and salary, and will not be reinstated unless, after examination of the facts and of the schedule prepared by the Court, it shall appear that his difficulties have been occasioned by unavoidable misfortune, and not by extravagance or culpable improvidence, or unless the case shall be characterized by previous circumstances of extenuation.

    5. That any person who shall not immediately, on his being arrested, or proceedings being taken with a view to bankruptcy, inform the Head of his Department of the fact, shall, upon its becoming known, be removed from the Service without any expectation of being reinstated.

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Report of the Harbor Master, with Returns annexed for the Year 1868, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th March, 1869.

No. 18.

SIR,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

HARBOR MASTER'S DEPARTMENT, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 25th February, 1869.

1. I have the honor to enclose the undermentioned Annual Returns of the Shipping and other matters connected with the Marine Department of this Colony, for the year 1868.

I. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels entered.

II. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels cleared.

III. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels of each Nation entered.

IV. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels of each Nation cleared. V. Total Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels entered at each Port. VI. Total Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels cleared at each Port. VII. Return of Junks entered at each Port from Macao.

VIII. Return of Junks cleared at each Port for Macao.

IX. Return of Junks entered at each Port from Coast of China and Formosa. X. Return of Junks cleared at each Port for Coast of China and Formosa.

XI. Gross Total Number of Junks entered at each Port.

XII. Gross Total Number of Junks cleared at each Port.

XIII. Return of Junks (Local Trade) entered.

XIV. Return of Junks (Local Trade) cleared.

XV. Summary of Arrivals and Departures of all Vessels, and of all Chinese Passengers.

XVI. Return of Vessels Registered.

XVII. Return of Vessels Registered and Struck off.

XVIII. Return of Emigrant Ships cleared by the Emigration Officer.

XIX. Return of Vessels bringing Chinese Passengers to Hongkong from places out of China.

XX. Amount of Fees received under Ordinance No. 10 of 1860.

XXI. Return of Marine Cases tried.

SHIPPING.

2. The Returns for the year under this head will enable the Government to arrive at a better conclusion as to the increase or decrease of the trade of Hongkong than has hitherto been the case. The Registry of trade in European bottoms is still kept separated from that in Chinese craft, each being under different legislation. But in the ordinary Board of Trade Returns, Nos. I. to VI. inclusive, the native trade is exhibited under the common term "Foreign."

3. In former Reports Macao has been included under "Coast of China and Formosa." In the present instance. I have treated it as an independent Colony and nder this head it will appear for the future. This trade is of course, with the exception of the daily steamer, wholly in junks. Occasional vessels enter and clear in connection with Macao, but they either come here to load for Ports to the North, or to refit prior to making their voyages from Macao with Coolies.

4. In British Shipping there is exhibited a decrease on the year 1867 of Arrivals of 117 vessels with cargoes and 11 in ballast having a gross tonnage of 130,133 tons. This is of course composed of vessels of various dimentions. Of the smaller class, the Hongkong and Canton Steam Boat Company pay a large sum annually to Mr. Kwok Acheong as an inducement to withdraw his vessels from the Canton River. This enterprising Chinese ran his steamers nightly (Sundays not excepted.) He naturally received large support from his countrymen, and his carrying capacity, whether for passengers or cargoes, was generally fully engaged. The withdrawal of these boats accounts for a portion of the reduction alluded to. Of the larger ships, those trading between British India and Hongkong form the principal. In this trade alone there is a. loss of 17 vessels and 29,176 tons, shewing that the competition, at one time in action against the Peninsular and Oriental Company, the Messageries Imperiales and the steamers owned by Messrs. Jardine, Matheson and Company, could not be successfully sustained.

   5. The Foreign Arrivals shew a large excess, but is entirely due to the increased activity of the junk trade (treated separately), the foreign trade having diminished by 215 vessels and 73,576 tons.

   6. The Grand Total of all Foreign and Native Arrivals shews itself in a singular manner. There is an increase of 4,267 vessels, but a decrease of 60,713 tons, caused by the addition of a large number of native junks visiting the Colony and the subtraction of European vessels of larger tonnage.

   7. It is evident from these comparisons that, although there is an increase of 29 British ships and 17,477 tons of cargoes from Great Britain, trade under the British flag would appear on the whole to have diminished.

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    4. That in the event of any Civil Servant being arrested, or being adjudicated a bankrupt, or entering into a composition with his creditors under the Bankruptcy Act, he will, on the fact being known, be suspended from duty and salary, and will not be reinstated unless, after examination of the facts and of the schedule prepared by the Court, it shall appear that his difficulties have been occasioned by unavoidable misfortune, and not by extravagance or culpable improvidence, or unless the case shall be characterized by previous circumstances of extenuation.

    5. That any person who shall not immediately, on his being arrested, or proceedings being taken with a view to bankruptcy, inform the Head of his Department of the fact, shall, upon its becoming known, be removed from the Service without any expectation of being reinstated.

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Report of the Harbor Master, with Returns annexed for the Year 1868, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th March, 1869.

No. 18.

SIR,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

HARBOR MASTER'S DEPARTMENT, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 25th February, 1869.

1. I have the honor to enclose the undermentioned Annual Returns of the Shipping and other matters connected with the Marine Department of this Colony, for the year 1868.

I. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels entered.

II. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels cleared.

III. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels of each Nation entered.

IV. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels of each Nation cleared. V. Total Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels entered at each Port. VI. Total Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels cleared at each Port. VII. Return of Junks entered at each Port from Macao.

VIII. Return of Junks cleared at each Port for Macao.

IX. Return of Junks entered at each Port from Coast of China and Formosa. X. Return of Junks cleared at each Port for Coast of China and Formosa.

XI. Gross Total Number of Junks entered at each Port.

XII. Gross Total Number of Junks cleared at each Port.

XIII. Return of Junks (Local Trade) entered.

XIV. Return of Junks (Local Trade) cleared.

XV. Summary of Arrivals and Departures of all Vessels, and of all Chinese Passengers.

XVI. Return of Vessels Registered.

XVII. Return of Vessels Registered and Struck off.

XVIII. Return of Emigrant Ships cleared by the Emigration Officer.

XIX. Return of Vessels bringing Chinese Passengers to Hongkong from places out of China.

XX. Amount of Fees received under Ordinance No. 10 of 1860.

XXI. Return of Marine Cases tried.

SHIPPING.

2. The Returns for the year under this head will enable the Government to arrive at a better conclusion as to the increase or decrease of the trade of Hongkong than has hitherto been the case. The Registry of trade in European bottoms is still kept separated from that in Chinese craft, each being under different legislation. But in the ordinary Board of Trade Returns, Nos. I. to VI. inclusive, the native trade is exhibited under the common term "Foreign."

3. In former Reports Macao has been included under "Coast of China and Formosa." In the present instance. I have treated it as an independent Colony and nder this head it will appear for the future. This trade is of course, with the exception of the daily steamer, wholly in junks. Occasional vessels enter and clear in connection with Macao, but they either come here to load for Ports to the North, or to refit prior to making their voyages from Macao with Coolies.

4. In British Shipping there is exhibited a decrease on the year 1867 of Arrivals of 117 vessels with cargoes and 11 in ballast having a gross tonnage of 130,133 tons. This is of course composed of vessels of various dimentions. Of the smaller class, the Hongkong and Canton Steam Boat Company pay a large sum annually to Mr. Kwok Acheong as an inducement to withdraw his vessels from the Canton River. This enterprising Chinese ran his steamers nightly (Sundays not excepted.) He naturally received large support from his countrymen, and his carrying capacity, whether for passengers or cargoes, was generally fully engaged. The withdrawal of these boats accounts for a portion of the reduction alluded to. Of the larger ships, those trading between British India and Hongkong form the principal. In this trade alone there is a. loss of 17 vessels and 29,176 tons, shewing that the competition, at one time in action against the Peninsular and Oriental Company, the Messageries Imperiales and the steamers owned by Messrs. Jardine, Matheson and Company, could not be successfully sustained.

   5. The Foreign Arrivals shew a large excess, but is entirely due to the increased activity of the junk trade (treated separately), the foreign trade having diminished by 215 vessels and 73,576 tons.

   6. The Grand Total of all Foreign and Native Arrivals shews itself in a singular manner. There is an increase of 4,267 vessels, but a decrease of 60,713 tons, caused by the addition of a large number of native junks visiting the Colony and the subtraction of European vessels of larger tonnage.

   7. It is evident from these comparisons that, although there is an increase of 29 British ships and 17,477 tons of cargoes from Great Britain, trade under the British flag would appear on the whole to have diminished.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

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8. There is a point worthy of consideration and which so long as Hongkong remains a Free Port will always obtain, that is, the inability of this Department, as at present constituted, to arrive at the quantity, quality and value of Imports and Exports. An increase to the Harbor staff would enable me to collect this information, but as such a course would materially interfere with the now absolute freedom of the trade of the Colony, I hesitate to suggest the adoption of any measures tending to such a result. But in consequence of this want, the Government can never be in a position to know the actual trade of the place, for vessels arriving, although only partially laden, are entered as "with cargoes" in contradistinction to those in ballast only.

JUNK TRADE.

9. In my last Report I was enabled to point out the probable success of the addition of the "Harbor and Coasts Ordi- nance" to the laws of the Colony. In the year under review it is convincingly shewn that what in 1867 was but an interesting experiment is now a great reality.

10. The increase of Arrivals in 1868 on 1867 amounts to 4,670 vessels and 142,996 tons. This is a result which the warmest supporters of the novel measure could scarcely have anticipated. I always felt that Chinese traders would soon perceive the real object and bent of examining and registering all native craft visiting the Port and that directly they saw it clearly, all ill grounded fears would vanish and they would carry on their business with greater confidence than ever.

11. During the year the Government has reduced the fees collected from junks. Firstly, by classifying all trading and fishing vessels, and secondly, by reducing the fees on Anchorage Passes to one half their previous amount. This measure which is attended by serious loss to the Revenue, has had a good effect on the trading and fishing population.

   12. In my Report of the 1st September last, on the Junk Trade, I remarked on the decrease of the local or home trade of the Colony, that is, in vessels plying between the outstations and villages of Kowloon and Victoria. The same decrease is now perceptible, but there are so many means of transport in small sampans, of which this Department can take no account, that the diminution is more apparent than real.

13. During the last year the Chinese Government established Customs' Stations in the near vicinity of the Colony, the existence of which, it was thought, would tend to check the native trade of this place, but this does not as yet appear to be the case. Occasional complaints have been made that vessels were improperly boarded and their owners subjected to illegal exactions, but it is most likely, that these robberies were committed by persons who, under pretence of being Revenue Officers, took the opportunity of levying squeezes on junks as they passed from the protection of Colonial waters to their destination.

   14. In May last an Ordinance (No. 2 of 1868) was passed enabling His Excellency in Council to frame orders for the gradual disarming of all native vessels. A commencement was made on the fishing craft which had been represented to this Government as being the fruitful source of Piracy. Stinkpots being weapons more of offence, than of defence, no vessel was to be permitted to carry them. Through the medium of this Department the provisions of the Ordinance were being stringently adhered to, and fishing vessels were deprived of their arms, but it was soon observed that many of the more important of those vessels deserted the Colony and on the matter being enquired into, it was found that this Government alone was acting up to the spirit and intention of the understanding come to on this subject with the Canton Authorities. The Order in Council was consequently repealed and the fishing trade has again resumed its former briskness.

   15. The work of this branch of the Department has materially increased during the year, there having been 40,122 documents issued in 1868 as against 36,713 documents issued in 1867.

   16. It is satisfactory to notice the decrease of Piracy. A North German barque was attacked near Hoi Nam and 14 attacks on junks have also been reported during the year as against 29 reported in 1867.

   17. The schooner Victoria and the launch Blanche will, when completed, greatly augment the efficiency of this De- partment. The junk has been useful and in her much valuable service has been rendered, but from her inferior sailing qualities, the uncertainty as to the time of reaching the place of destination and eventual return to the harbor is so great that the outstations have not been visited as frequently as they should be. It is essential to the proper performance of the Police duties of the Colony that such vessels as those in progress should be at all times, if not actually cruising, at least ready for the performance of any duties which may devolve on them. At present the Government is compelled, even in most trivial instances, to call on the Navy for assistance and although this is always most willingly accorded, it must occa- sionally happen that there is not a Gunboat available for the service required.

   18. The Colony will henceforth be freed from this disadvantage and will be able to act at all times in its jurisdiction whenever circumstances shall render it necessary.

EMIGRATION.

This is

   19. 4,421 more Chinese have left Hongkong during the year under review than appeared to have left in 1867. partially caused by a large number of laborers being required for the construction of railways in the United States, and also from the check which has been placed on vessels hence to Bangkok. These vessels do not now carry Chinese indiscriminately, but clear in the usual way. Formerly they cleared with 20 passengers and afterwards took in others when beyond the harbor limits.

   20. But one vessel carrying 252 hired emigrants to Surinam was dispatched during the year. This was owing to the cheapness of rice, &c. The planters in Dutch Guiana are extremely desirous to obtain this class of labor and spare no pains or money to encourage Chinese to embrace their offers. A free passage back at the end of their five years' service is now offered or should the emigrant desire to remain, he receives a bonus of $60 and a piece of ground.

21. It has been prominently brought to the notice of this Government by the Government of Victoria that the Dayspring, an English vessel of 393 tons which left here for Melbourne in May last with 99 Chinese passengers, had arrived at the latter place having disease of a scorbutic nature on board, from which a number of the passengers had died. This vessel left here after the usual examination of the ship, provisions, and medical comforts which such vessels invariably undergo, by a Government Marine Surveyor, Medical Inspector of Emigrants and myself. In addition to her passengers she had a cargo consisting almost entirely of edibles. She appears to have been 22 days longer on the passage than is calculated for at that time of the year and consequently provisions and water ran short. But the Master had access to the hold where he might have obtained the former and for the latter he could have replenished at any island that he neared, but he appears to have shewn himself most reckless as to the requirements of his passengers and proceeded on his voyage despite the advice of a European passenger who was on board. Want of proper food, which appears to have deteriorated from the length of the voyage, the deficiency of water, undue attention to cleanliness and the absence of healthy exercise, all conduced to nurture the disease. The Authorities at Melbourne dealt with the Master for a breach of the Chinese Passengers' Act.

   22. An Italian vessel has lately arrived at this Port from Havana on board which a disease of a similar character manifested itself, but attended with much more serious consequences. The Consul held a lengthy investigation into the case, when it was shewn that no blame attached itself to the Master, Officers, or Crew.

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REGISTRY OF SHIPPING.

23. Twenty-two vessels have been registered during the year and twenty-five have, for various reasons, been struck off.

SEAMEN.

   24. 7,032 seamen have been shipped, and 6,942 have been discharged, which is a decrease of 1,085 in the former and 593 in the latter instance. This is the result of the general decrease of European vessels during the year.

MARINE MAGISTRATES' COURT.

   25. There have been 43 fewer cases brought before me in 1868 than appeared in 1867, but this is also due to the lesser number of vessels coming here. None of the charges were of an important nature.

EXAMINATION,-Or linance No. 17 of 1860.

26. Of the 31 applicants for examination for Masters and Mates in the mercantile marine, 6 were rejected. This Board is of much value. Before its existence, from a want of some method to test the qualifications of Officers in the mercantile marine, Masters and Mates were placed on ships' registers and agreements indiscriminately.

MARINE COURT,-Ordinance No. 11 of 1860.

   27. One only of these Courts has been held during the year, to inquire into the circumstances attending the loss of the British Ship Tricolor on the Pratas Shoal on the 7th of June last.

GUNPOWDER STORAGE,-Ordinance No. 4 of 1867.

   28. Under the provisions of this Ordinance, 28,111 packages containing about 313 tons of Gunpowder have been stored, and 24,008 packages containing 267 tons have been delivered. The present hulk is not of sufficient capacity to contain the whole number of packages at present stored. Stone Cutters' Island Gaol has, therefore, been freely made use of for this purpose, a guard of Sihks being stationed there to keep watch.

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient servant,

To the Honorable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbor Master, &c.

I.-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels ENTERED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong from each Country, in the Year 1868.

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BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

COUNTRIES WHENCE ARRIVED.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tens. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

TOTAL.

Tons. Crews.

Great Britain,

96

Continent of Europe,

65,563 2,106||

1

109

9

97

65,672 2,175 37

21,160 658

37

4|

3,039

951

21,166 658 138

I

111

18

United States of America,

8,150 113

86,729 2,824

109

134

33

13.785

518

331

3

2,015]

13,785 518

37

59

16,824 618

111.

3

India and Singapore...

2,015

59]

18. 381

34

56,181 1,845)

4

113

88,210 7,545||

1,980

80

38

58,161 1,925

86,838 2,833 16,935 631

87

113

Australia and New Zealand,

88,210 7,545

58,196 1,904

40

34,544 3,273

1,980f

80

41

SO

201

41

42

17,383 641

34,624 8,293

153

42

South America,..

17,883 641

38

15,175

575

122,754 10,818

60,176 1,984

801

20

154

1

3261

11

:..

381

15,175 575

122,834 10,838

801

32,558 1,216

1

326

80

11

6

Java and other Islands in the Indian Archipelago,

4,424

146

3,191,

97

101

5

1,489

89

258

Philippine Islands,

9

4,490

171

:

1227

:

7,615

32,558 1,216

243

61

4,750

157

1,747 111

1

575

3,191]

97

11

16

7,941

254

1.

575

16

6

Siam,

4,490

2,064

1051

258

22

171

40

12,891

681

595 18

2,322

127

41

31

13,961

507

12,986

699

49

31

13,961

16,881

852

I

595

18

507)

86

Japan,

35,811 2,284

501

17,476

870

86

9

3,789

303

35,811 2,284

117

South Pacific,

3,595

138

17

7,384

441

12

8,860 409

49,772 2,791]

117

13]

7,644

231

25

49,772 2,791

16,004

640

21

1

904 32

12,149 712

21

West Indies,

:

1

90-1

32

2.

5531

11,239

369

42

26

...

5531

23,388 1,081

26

31

1,457

58

...

3

Macac

1,354 78

3

314

59,480 11,200

454

60

317

Coast of China and Formosa,

609 317,162 28,962||

76

39,207 1,792

685

59,934 11,260 1,326 202,245 32,635, 356,369 30,754, 18,674|| 1,218,875 240,636

1,354 73

***

3}

1,354) 73

278;

24,288 3,638 1,604

226.533 36,273

5,540

222,053 55,840 24,214

1,435,928 296,476 19,283

1,640 261,725 43,835 1,531,037 269,508

281

5,616

1,457 58

1,354 24,742 3,698 1,921 286,467|47,533 261,260 57,632 24,899 1,792,297 327,230

3]

3

73

TOTAL,

1,237 577,811| 51,781|

90

43,734 2,039 1,

20,929 1,327 621,545 53,820 20,329 1,619,085 283,702 5,844 261,185|5 | 59,997 26,173|||1,880,270 343,699 21,566|| 2,196,896 335,48 5,934 304,919 62,036 27,500 2,501,815 397,519

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbor Master, &c.

II-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels CLEARED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong to each Country, in the Year 1868.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

COUNTRIES TO WHICH DEPARTED.

WITH CARGoes.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Great Britain,

10

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

10,885

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

371

10

Continent of Europe,

10,885| 371

2

2

698

24

2

698

24

4

691

1,180

26

51

691

1.180

26

51

12

6

United States of America,

10

6,799 191

10

India and Singapore,..

6,799

191

33

53,635 1,905|

33

53,635 1,905) 43

11,576)

1,878

60,434 2,096)

397

12

11,576

397

751

61

1,878 75

48!

60,434 2,096

83

71,944 6,526|

4,474

149

901

Australia and New Zealand,

76,418 6,675)

24,498 2,573]

1,842 42

26,340 2,615

112

96,442 9,099

6,316

1911

14

6,335 242

121 102,758! 9,290

14

6,335

242

1,223 32

1,223

32

16

South America..

7,558 274

16

7,558

274

Java and other Islands in the Indian Archipelago,

3,630 129

3,630

129

9

3,630

129

3.630

129

1

South Pacific,

113

284 201

2,346

284

20

963

45:

9631

45

62

2,459

69

2

293

17

293

17

406

Philippine Islands,

1,247 65

2,346

1,247

65

6.

2,752

86

2,146 44 38

19,970 623

401

22,116]

667

34

10,171

626

38

Siam,

27,482

720

37,653 1,346|

361

12,317

6701

76

47.452 1.8451

112

59,769 2,013

1

388 13

45

21,619

806

46

22,007 819

20

8,753

862!

67

81,596 1,870

40,349 2,782|

Japan,

21 9.141 8751

112

291

12,910

627

1

124

24

301

Amoor River,

13,034

651

39

14,228 561

1,135

96

44

15,863

657

68

27,138 1,188

53.215 2,576

1,259

183

62,956 3,551

1201

741

...

...

Macao,...

314

59,452 11,222||

21

493

21

316

Coast of China and Formosa,

578 298,970 28,616]

170

$53 59,945 11,243 1,501 217,046|35,076| 754 389,907 32,340|18,999|| 1,214,792 247,251 4,888

3

57

3

853

57

3

94

TOTAL,

1,044 470,640 47,883

90,937 3,724

278 140,247 5,429 1,317 610,887 58,812 20,077 1,550,998 289,166 5,096 312,00750,11225,778 1,863,000 339,578 21,721 2,021.68 7,049 5,569 452,204 55,841 27,000 2,179,857802,500

25,843 1,305 1,595| 242,889| 36,381 1,815 223,146 46,334 23,887|| 1,437,938 293,585 19,577

961

8531 57 276,498) 46,298) 26,336 1.820 1.911 1,513.762 275,837 5,064 314.08 50,058 24,641

28,397 1,308 853

302,831 47,624

1,827,845, 825,925

138

134

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

III.-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels of each Nation ENTERED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong,

in the Year 1868.

ENTERED.

NATIONALITY OF VESSELS.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels. Tons.

Crews.

Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

British,

1,237 577,811

51,781

90

43,734

2,039

1,327 621,545

53,820

.

American,

98

98,489

4,211

21

13,337

492

119111,826

4,703

French,

67

57,401

4,660

8

3,597

131

75

60,998

4,791

North German,

163

56,412

2,541

27

7,971

357

190

64,383

2,898

Prussian,

32 11,405

512

32

11,405

512

:

Dutch,

23

10,730

398

941

51

26

11,671

449

Danish,

15

3,882

187

1

304

12

16,

4,186

199

Norwegian,

15

3,293

166

1

258

14

16

3,551

180

Swedish,

1

789

20

1

500

16

2

1,289

36

Bremen,

17

4,543

212

1

572

18

18

5,115

230

Hamburg,

30

10,356

408

532

30

33

10,888

438

··

Russian,

3,384

164

3

1,848

96

10

5,232

260

?

Austrian,

3

1,316

47

3

1,316

47

?

Spanish,

35

10,363

579

4

2.115

122

39

12,478

701

Portuguese,

Italian,.

San Salvador,

Hawaiian,

1,794

60

1

1,400

28

3,194

88

820

33

3

1,710

54

2,530

87

4

3,604

113

4

3,101

101

8

6,705

214

6

960

57

6

960

57

Siamese,

102

45,469

3,419

1

395

52

103

45,864

3,471

Annamese,

1

165

100

165

100

330

200

..

Japanese,

Tahitian,

Chinese,

2

646

48

2

646

48

6

4,830

265

6

4,830

265

1

175

18

1

175

18

Chinese Junks,

19,696 1,288,259 |265,484

TOTAL,.

21,566 2,196,896 335,483

5,761 222,439 58,323 25,457 1,510,698 323,807

62,036 27,500 2,501,815 5,934 304,919

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbor Master, &c.

IV.-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels of each Nation CLEARED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong,

397,519

in the Year 1868.

CLEARED.

NATIONALITY OF VESSELS.

WITH CARgoes.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels. Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels. Tons.

Crews.

British, American,

....

1,044 470,640 | 47,883

273 140,247

5,429

1,317 610,887

53,312

74

78,736

3,674

53

38,728

1,052

127 117,464

4,726

French,

46

44.967

3,875

30

11,892

356

76

56,859

4,231

....

North German,

115

40,010

1,779

76

24,326

917

191

64,336

2,696

Prussian,

Dutch,

Danish,

21

7,475

374

13

3,897

154

34

11,372

528

3,081

111

18

8,350

313

26

11,431

424

9

2,485

107

7

1,782

79

16

4,267

186

Norwegian,

9

1,658

85

10

3,154

120

19

4,812

205

Swedish,

3

1,590

51

3

1,590

51

Bremen,.

Hamburg,

9

2,399

104

10

3,197

124

19

5,596

228

9

3,274

128

25

8,531

335

34

11,805

463

Oldenburg,.

Russian,

Austrian,

Spanish,

Portuguese,

1

241

9

1

241

9

5

2,567

135

9

5,688

243

14

8,255

378

·

1

433

16

2

883

32

3

1,316

48

30

8,639

539

11

3,922

231

41

12,561

770

1

352

19

1

352

16

2

704

35

Italian,

1,919

74

2

1,454

32

6

3,373

106

Tahitian,

San Salvador,.

Japanese,

4,025

205

800

33

15

805

41

4,830

246

4,201

94

6

5,001

127

323

24

1

323

24

2

646

48

Hawaiian,

1,110

63

7

1,110

63

Siamese,

24,450

Annamese,

Chinese Junks,

?

60

20,261 1,322,049 275,380

2,432

40

19,946

1,688

100

44,396

4,120

2

| 4,777 168,656 44,310

330

200

2

330 25,038 1,490,705

200

319,690

TOTAL,

21,721 2,021,633 337,049

5,369 452,254 55,841 27,090 2,473,887

| |

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

392,890

Harbor Master, &c.

V.-TOTAL NUMBER, TONNAGE, AND CREWS OF VESSELS ENTERED AT EACH PORT IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG, IN THE YEAR 1868.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

NAMES OF PORTS.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Victoria,

Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. 1,237 | 577,811 [51,781|

Tons.

90

Stanley,.

?

Showkewan,

Aberdeen,

?

?

...

...

?

...

...

...

...

...

10,182

1,644

Tons. Crews. Vls. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. 83 3,340 931 37 890 281 120 43,734 | 2,039 | 1,327 | 621,545 |53,820|19,848|1,598,696 |278,150 5,485 248,469 57,000 25,333 1,847,165 335,150 21,085 2,176,507|329,931| 5,575 | 292,203 59,039 26,660 83]

4,230 1,212 3,340 931 37

251 890

242 10,861 2,617 242

21,043 4,663 10,861 2,617

156 251

6,188 | 2,004| 71 156

7,832 2,674 6,188 2,004 71

Tons.

Crews.

2,468,710 388,970

281

120

2,046 493 670 227

10,182 | 2,046|

493

4,230 1,212 21,043 4,663 1,644 670 227 7,832 2,674

Total,

1,237 577,811 |51,781|

90

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

288,702 43,734 2,039 1,327 | 621,545 | 53,820 20,329 1,619,085 283,702 5,844 261,185 59,997 26,173 1,880,270 343,699 21,566 2,196,896 335,483 5,934 304,919 62,036 27,500 2,501,815 397,519

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbor Master, &c.

VI.-TOTAL NUMBER, TONNAGE, AND CREWS OF VESSELS CLEARED AT EACH PORT IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG, IN THE YEAR 1868.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbor Master, &c.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

NAMES OF PORTS.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

Victoria,

Stanley,

Showkewan,

Aberdeen,

150

...

...

Total,.

1,044 | 470,640 | 47,883 47,883|

TOTAL.

Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. VIs. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons.

1,044 | 470,640 | 47,883| 85 3,363 953 26 896 243 111 273 | 140,247 | 5,429 | 1,317 | 610,887 53,312 20,160 1,528,187 283,660 4,824 | 303,089 47,832 24,984 1,831,276 331,492 21,204 1,998,827|331,543| 5,097 143,336 53,261 26,301 2,442,163 384,804 85

4,259 1,196

325 3,363 953 26

15,516 3,222 896 243 111

5,338 1,299 475 325 4,259 1,196

20,854 4,521|

107 150

15,516 3,222

3,927 1,331 96 2,684 1,038 5,338 | 1,299

203 6,611 2,369 107 3,927 1,331 96]

50,412| 389,578 273 140,247 5,429 | 1,317 | 610,887 53,312|20,677| 1,550,993 289,166 5,096 | 312,007 50,412|25,773| 1,863,000|339,578||21,721|

TOTAL.

WITH CARgoes.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews.

475

20,854 4,521

2,684 1,038 203 6,611 2,369

2,021,633 337,049

7,049 5,369 452,254 55,841 27,090 2,473,887 392,890

135

}

136

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

VII.—Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, and Passengers of Junks ENTERED from Macao at each Port in the Colony of

Hongkong, during the Year 1868.

Cargo.

BALLAST.

TOTAL:

Vessels. Tons. Crews. Passengers. Vessels.

Tons.

Tons. Crews. Passengers. Vessels.

Crews. Passengers.

Total,

1,324 201,648

1,324 201,648

32,608

15,428

268 21,201

3,483

99

1,592 222,849

36,091

15,527

32,608 15,428

268 21,201

3,483

99

1,592 | 222,849

36,091

15,527

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbor Master, &c.

VIII.-Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, and Passengers CLEARED for Macao at each Port in the Colony of Hongkong, during the Year 1868.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels. Tons. Crews. Passengers. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Passengers. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Passengers.

1,500 216,346

35,060 16,871

52

4,620

703

33

1,552 220,966

35,763 16,904

Total,

1,500 216,346

35,060

16,871

52

4,620

703

33

1,552 | 220,966

35,763

16,904

*

1

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbor Master, &c.

IX.-Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, and Passengers of Junks ENTERED at each Port in the Colony of Hongkong from Coast of

1868. China and Formosa, during the Year ending 31st December,

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels. Tons. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Tons. Vessels.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Victoria, Stanley, Aberdeen, Showkewan,

17,891 | 1,066,222 | 227,324 | 122,181

83

3,340

156

6,188

931 2,004

32

5,134 37

188,522 890

51,843 8,694

281

16

23,025 120

1,254,744 279,167 | 130,875

4,230

1,212

48

70

71

1,644

670

233

227

7,832

2,674

303

242

10,861

2,617

518

251

10,182

2,046

313

493

21,043

4,663

831

Total,

18,372 | 1,086,611 | 232,876 | 122,801

5,493

201,238 54,840

9,256

23,865 1,287,849 287,716 | 132,057

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbor Master, &c.

X.-Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, and Passengers of Junks CLEARED at each Port in the Colony of Hongkong for Coast of China and Formosa, during the Year ending 31st December, 1868.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels. Tons. Crews.

Passen- gers.

Vessels. Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen- gers.

Victoria,

Stanley,

Aberdeen,.

3,303

18,244 1,082,897 | 234,814 | 128,485

85

953

37

26

4,453 155,118 896

111

107

3,927

1,331

299

96

2,684

152

203

Showkewan,.

325

15,516

3,222

512

150

5,338

146

475

41,027 6,146 22,697|1,238,015 | 275,841 132,631

1,196 243

4,259 6,611 2,369 1,038 1,299

45

451

20,854

4,521

658

Total,

18,761 1,105,703 | 240,320 | 127,333

4,725

164,036

43,607 6,452

23,486 | 1,269,739 283,927 133,785

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbor Master, §e.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

XI.-Gross Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, and Passengers of Junks ENTERED at each Port in the Colony of Hongkong (exclusive of Local Trade), during the Year ending 31st December, 1868.

137

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels. Tons. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Victoria,

19,215 1,267,870 | 259,932 | 137,609

5,402

209,723

55,326 8,793

Stanley, Aberdeen,.

83

3,340

931

32

37

890

281

16

4,230

156

6,188

2,004

70

71

1,644

670

233

227

7,832

24,617 1,477,593 315,258 | 146,402

120

1,212 2,674

48

303

Showkewan,

242

10,861

2,617

518

251

10,182 2,046

313

493

21,043 4,663

831

Total,

19,696 1,288,259 265,484 | 138,229

5,761

222,439 58,323 9,355

25,457 | 1,510,698 323,807 147,584

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N,, Harbor Master, &c.

XII.-Gross Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, and Passengers of Junks CLEARED at each Port in the Colony of Hongkong (exclusive of Local Trade), during the Year ending 31st December, 1868.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen- Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

gers.

Passen-

gers.

Victoria, Stanley, Aberdeen,

3,363

107

3,927

19,744 1,299,243 269,874 | 143,356

85

953 1,331

4,505

159,738

41,730

37

26

896

243

6,179 8

24,249

1,458,981 311,604| 149,535

111

4,259

1,196

45

299

96

2,684

1,038

152

203

6,611

2,369

451

Showkewan,

325

15,516 3,222

512

150

5,338

1,299

146

475

20,854 4,521

658

Total,

20,261 | 1,322,049 275,380 | 144,204 4,777

168,656

44,310 6,485

25,038 | 1,490,705 319,690 | 150,689

H. G. THOM?ETT, R.N.,

Harbor Master, &c.

XIII.-Return of Junks (Local Trade) ENTERED at the Port of Victoria from the Outstations of the Island and the Villages in British Kowloong, during the Year 1868.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels. Tons. Crews. Passengers. Vessels. Tons.

Crews. Passengers. Vessels. Tons. Crews. Passengers.

Total,

5,945 182,149 60,786 36,173

5,945 182,149 60,786 36,173

357

9,520

3,031

3,348

357 9,520 3,031

3,348

6,302 191,669 63,817 39,521

6,302 191,669 63,817 39,521

H. G. THOMSETT, r.n.,

Harbor Master, &c.

XIV. Return of Junks (Local Trade) CLEARED from the Port of Victoria for the Outstations of the Island and the Villages in British Kowloong, during the Year 1868.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels. Tons. Crews. Passengers. Vessels. Tons. Crews. Passengers. Vessels. Tons.

Crews. Passengers.

Total,

3,426 77,198 30,190 38,016

3,426 77,198 30,190 38,016

2,901 115,466 33,896

2,901 | 115,466 33,896

2,142

2,142

6,327 | 192,664 | 64,086

6,327 192,664 64,086

40, 158

40,158

H. G. THOMSETT, r.n.,

Harbor Master, &c.

138

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

XV.—SUMMARY.

FOREIGN TRADE.

No. OF VESSELS.

TONS.

CREWS.

British Vessels entered with Cargoes,

1,237

577,811

51,781

Do.

do. in Ballast,..

90

43,734

2,039

Total,.

....

1,327

621,545

53,820

British Vessels cleared with Cargoes,

Do. do. in Ballast,

1,044

470,640

47,883

273

140,247

5,429

Total,.

...

1,317

610,887

53,312

Total of all British Vessels entered and cleared,

Foreign Vessels entered with Cargoes,

2,644

1,232,432

107,132

20,329

1,619,085

283,702

Do.

do.

in Ballast,

5,844

261,185

59,997

Total,

26,173

1,880,270

343,699

Foreign Vessels cleared with Cargoes,.

Do.

...

20,677

1,550,993

289,166

do. in Ballast,.

5,096

312,007

50,412

Total,

...

25,773

1,863,000

339,578

Total of all Foreign Vessels entered and cleared,'.

51,946

3,743,270

683,277

Do.

Total of all Vessels entered with Cargoes,...

do. in Ballast,.

21,566

2,196,896

335,483

5,934

304,919

62,036

Total of all Vessels entered,

27,500

2,501,815

397,519

Total of all Vessels cleared with Cargoes,

Do.

.. ? ?

21,721

2,021,633

337,049

do.

in Ballast,

5,369

452,254

55,841

Total of all Vessels cleared,.

...

27,090

2,473,887

392,890

Do.

do.

Total of all Vessels entered and cleared with Cargoes,

Total of all Vessels engaged in Foreign Trade only, entered and cleared,...

43,287

4,218,529

672,532

do. in Ballast,..

11,303

757,173

117,877

54,590

4,975,702

790,409

LOCAL TRADE.

Total of Vessels entered,

Do.

6,302

191,669

63,817

cleared,..

6,327

192,664

64,086

Total of all Vessels engaged in Local Trade only, entered and cleared,...

12,629

384,333

127,903

Total of all Vessels engaged in Foreign Trade only, entered and cleared,.

Do.

do. in Local Trade only,

......

54,590

4,975,702

790,409

do.,

12,629

384,333

127,903

Grand Total of all Vessels entered and cleared,.

....

67,219

5,360,035

918,312

SUMMARY OF ALL CHINESE PASSENGERS.

NAMES OF PLACES.

From Ports other than in China or Japan,

Do.

in China and Japan,

Do.

Macao,.

Do.

Villages of the Colony,

Left for Ports other than in China or Japan,

Do.

Do.

Do.

in China or Japan,.

Macao,...

Villages of the Colony,

NUMBERS.

10,752

128,344

·

57,518

39,521

Total Arrivals,.

236,135

8,704

125,376

52,701

40,158

Total Departures,.

Grand Total of Arrivals and Departures,...

226,939

463,074

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbor Master, &c.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

XVI.-RETURN of VESSELS REGISTERED at the Port of Hongkong, for the Year ending 31st December, 1868.

139

NAMES.

HORSE REGISTER

RIG.

POWER.

TONNAGE.

WHERE BUILT.

REMARKS.

Enterprise,

Schooner

114.90

Baltimore, U.S.

Caledonia,

Schooner

100

124.21

Hongkong,

Sold to Foreigners.

Ada,

Schooner

398.00

Whitehaven,

Carobel,

Barque

433.31

New Bedford, U.S.

Water Lily,

Schooner

138.40

Ipswhich,

Sold to Foreigners.

Neville,.

Ship

715.41

Arbroath.

Leen Fa,

Barque

286.73

Sorrente, Sicily.

Yesso,

Brigantine

300

559.87

New York,.

Registry anew.

Express,

Barque

180

290.55

Glasgow.

Anne Porter,

Brig

238.87

Workington,

Registry anew.

Dom Pedro II,

Barque

224.86

Boston, U.S.

Sultan,

Barque

519.73

New York.

Fokelin,.

Schooner

40

41.02

Northumberland,

Registry anew.

Competitor,

Ship

733.88

Boston, U.S.

Emperor,

Sloop

90

106.23

Unknown,

Kowloon,

Annetta,

Ship

875.44

Spain.

Barque

386.69

Malta,..

Mogi,

Brig

223.46

Nantes.

Glenlee,.

Ship

635.17

Mystic, U.S.,.

Sold to Foreigners.

Wrecked.

Sold to Foreigners.

Serpent,.

Barque

258.87

Quebec.

City of Niagara,

Schooner

125.14

Siam.

Ellen,

Ship

631.00

New York.

TOTAL,....

710

8,061.74

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbor Master, &c.

XVII.-RETURN of VESSELS REGISTERED and STRUCK OFF in the Port of Hongkong, during the Year 1868.

REGISTERED.

STRUCK OFF BY REASON OF

Year. No.

Horse Power.

Tons.

No. of Horse Vessels. Power.

Wreck.

Broken

up.

Sale to Foreig-

Register-Transfer- Forfeited ed anew

red to

to

ners.

at this Port.

other

Remain- H. M. ing.

Ports.

Govt.

1868. 22 710 8,061.74

25

1,170 870.25

314.13 4,021.68 839.76 1,186.43 474.60 29,178.66

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbor Master, &c.

140

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

XVIII.--RETURN of EMIGRANT SHIPS cleared by the Emigration Officer, during the Year ending 31st December, 1868.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

No.

DATE

CLEARED.

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

OF WHAT PORT.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHITHER BOUND.

REMARKS.

M.

F. M.

F.

1868

1 January 20| Tweed

1745

London

2 March 1 Tay Watt

654

Bangkok

Stuart Luis

Singapore

93

53

12)

Bangkok

226

3

99

18 Morning Star

540

Do.

Schutt

Do.

132

4

19 Chelsea

904

Melbourne

Lowe

San Francisco

380

22

""

5

19 Parsee

558 Boston

Soule

Do.

225

34

""

6

31 Ocean

579

Havre

Hugues

Sydney

55

""

7 April

8

9

""

3 Liguria

858

Italy

Fossa

San Francisco

396

42

A

15 Cowper

1024

Boston

Sparrow

Do.

344

40

30 Marie Therese

502

Bordeaux

Bonnefor

Surinam

249

...

""

10 May

7 Eliza

1378

Liverpool

Sedgley

San Francisco

472

11

20 Day Spring

393 Sydney

Middleton

Melbourne

93

""

12

21 Jeannie Alice

1027

Havre

Moutier

Portland, U. S.

429

22

42

20

""

13

21 Atrevida

457

Sydney

Bissett

Melbourne

85

""

14

26 Reynard

1053

Boston

Emery

San Francisco

379

44

79

15 June

6 John L. Dimmock

1047

Hongkong

Winehell

Do.

398

40

16

17

18

19

""

20 July

8 Sarah March

524

Liverpool

Morton

Victoria, V. C. I.

248

11

""

11

Paramatta

361? Sydney

Andrews

San Francisco

157)

22

""

20 Wm. Chandler

705

Liverpool

Brown

Do.

315

401

"" 20 Midnight

838

Boston

Brock

Do.

346

24

4 Jenny Bertaux

597

Nova Scotia

Harrison

Do.

248

34

21 October 15 China

3836

New York

Warsaw

Do.

322

22

30 Edward Marquard

301

Bangkok

Moller

Bangkok

????

122

23 Nov.

7 Advance

330

Do.

Tams.

Do.

141

24

25

27

*AQNARA88

27

16 Great Republic

3856

New York

Doane

San Francisco

178

112

18 Maud Helen

569

Do.

Thomas

Melbourne

35

""

26

18 Verena

565 Bangkok

Edlessen

Bangkok

253

19

26 Moonlight

647

Do.

Jurgenson

Do.

172

""

28

"J

28 Paragon

735

Do.

Wickers

Do.

200

29 Dec.

8 Enterprise

488

Do.

Kross

Do.

2621

30

12 Cruizer

262

Do.

Hausmann

Do.

169

""

31

32

33

?;???? ????

12 Castle

374

Do.

Nisted

Do.

137

16

Japan 31 Whitehall

4352

New York

Lane

San Francisco

208

261

...

936

London

Marsh

Bangkok

322

...

""

Total Tons,...

32,995

Total Passengers,..

7,791

472

429

12

To San Francisco,..

""

Bangkok,..

,, Portland, U.S.,

,, Sydney and Melbourne,.

Victoria, Vancouver's Island,

""

Surinam,

""

,, Singapore,

SUMMARY.

4,368

4081

384

2,136

8

429

20

268

6

249

3

248

11

93

53

8

12

Total,.......

7,791 472

429

12

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Emigration Officer.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

XIX.-Return of VESSELS bringing CHINESE PASSENGERS to the Port of Victoria, Hongkong, from Places out of China, during the Year ending 31st December, 1868.

141

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

No.

DATE ARRIVED.

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

COLOURS.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHERE FROM.

REMARKS.

M. F.

M.

F.

1

Jan.

6 Reiver

777 British

3

6 Alta Garcia

14 Great Republic 15

Chelsea

22 China

420 Spanish

Bolton Landa

Singapore

100

:

Havana

48.

6 Arratoon Apcar

938 British

De Smidt

Singapore

50

3,856 American

Doane

San Francisco

1,200

22 Ajax

8

Feb.

5 Gravina

9

19

5 Hongkong

10

15 China

""

11

25 Alsen

904 British

2,010 1,549

37

Lowe

Honolulu

75

Steward

Singapore

35

Kidd

"7

110

246 Spanish

Perez

Manila

25

635 Siamese

Treilenburg

Bangkok

25

3,836 American

Lane

San Francisco

200

B

550 North-German Gromsch

Sydney

40

?

16

}

17

""

21

22

23

17

24

??

23 Castle

12 March 14 Arratoon Apcar

13 April 5 Agamemnon

14

15

17

17

""

18 May

19

20

9 Mona

16 New York

28 Ziba

29 Tigre

7 Reiver

14 Maggie

18 Titaua

938 British

De Smidt

Singapore

80

1,550

Middleton

21

""

30

542

2,217 American

513 British 1,700 French

Morrison

??

""

561

Fauntleroy

San Francisco

200

C

Bowes

Sydney

35

Boiliere

Achilles

1,550 British

Russell

Saigon Singapore

48

156

777

Bolton

120

222

Bowman

24

22

805 French

Clarke

Melbourne

518

19 China

3,836 American

Lane

San Francisco

117

DE

26

17

27

"

28

25 June

23 Alphonse Nelie

6 Lightning

7 Clan Alpine

7 Diomed

14 Alardus

533 French

Khipseh

Sydney

25

949

1,201

374 Siamese

316 British

,,

Nisted

Bangkok

35

Rodgers

Singapore

25

910 19

Hutchinson

250

""

17

Compton

17

170

719 North-German Poff

"}

Bangkok

42

29

14 Avonvale

}}

307 British

Ogilvie

Singapore

77

30

18 Pantaloon

299 Dutch

27

Vendertoes

22

88

31

19

Seaman's Bride

314 Siamese

"}

Bangkok

401

32

21 Saint Jean

365 British

Lloyd

Singapore

60

33

34

35

""

36

38

"

37 July

22 Paragon

22 Annetta 24 Resolution 24 Australia

3 Tay Watt

3 Yang-Hai-An

725 Siamese

Wichars

Bangkok

40

386 British

Flaherty

Singapore

96

816 Siamese

Garnier

Bangkok

80

162 British

MacArthur

Singapore

46

654 Siamese

Meyer

Bangkok

52

447 American

Morrison

Singapore

54

39

17

4 Joseph Hambro

285 Danish

Moller

19

52

40

6 Colorado

27

3,717 American

Smith

San Francisco

250

F

41

6 Berwickshire

""

1,111 British

Rowin

Singapore

67

42

6 Reiver

777

Bolton

27

150

43

7 Kron Prinsen

"

789 Swedish

Bothen

Newcastle, N.S.W.

23

44

8 Tay Loong

470 Siamese

Vesey

Bangkok

25

45

15 Copernicus

950 British

Markwell

Singapore

45

46

"

20 Sophia

304 Siamese

Hinson

Bangkok

25

47

11

48

49

11

50

51

52 Aug.

25 Race Horse

26 Kim-Yung-Tai

27 Imperatrice

29 Malacca

31 Glanear

387

Kruse

26

*

329

Lowge

70

19

1,800 French

Macaire

Saigon

104

1,237 British

McNamara

Singapore

34

433 French

Langasse

Saigon

87

1 Resolute

460 Siamese

Euziere

Bangkok

143

53

1 Success

393

Ehrams

79

""

""

54

""

55

""

56

97

57

""

3 Lightning

58

"

1 Kalahome

2 | Swordfish

2 Glengyle

4 Great Republic

175

"7

Bailey

Singapore

34

475 1,265 British

Moller

Bangkok

80

Hooper

Singapore

26

316

27

Rodgers

30

3,856 American

Doane

San Francisco

158

59

11

9 Agathe Johanne

400 Bremen

Beihl

Saigon

27

60

27

10

61

11

Morning Star Caroline

440 Siamese

Shott

Bangkok

65

::

""

666 North-German Boyson

Saigon

46

62

12 Emeu

3)

1,538 British

Barlow

63

12 Danver Family

Singapore

33

64

"

65

26 Tigre

1 Ajax

67

68

69

27

70

71

J

72

66 Sept.

20 Burra Noorfal

1 Kwang-Tung

8 Japan

S China

9 Arratoon Apcar

16 H. Grenfell

25 Columbine

1,549 British

491 4,352 American 2,010 British

Kidd Sheppard Lane

Steward

368 360 Siamese

Nissen

36

27

19

Young

Bangkok

50

1,700 French

Boileau

Saigon Singapore

98

70

70

17

San Francisco

261

H

Singapore

51

938

27

460

De Smidt Shiell

58

"

55

618 17

45

77

73

28 Donnai

2.300 French

Bourdon

74 Oct.

4 Glengyle

1,265 British

Hooper

Saigon Singapore

176

401

75

6 China

""

3,836 American

Warsaw

San Francisco

360

76

6 Joshua Bates

""

561 British

Deblin

Melbourne

318

K

77

8! Wester

1,4141

Drenning

78

""

19 Yung-Hai-An

79

23 Emeu

21

1,532 British

80

77

27 Hoogly

447 American

1,767 French

Morrison

Singapore

12

138

Barlow

42

De Bovis

Saigon

801

81

31 Galatea

939 American

Cook

San Francisco

59

82 Nov.

1 Princess Somawaty

981 British

Bake

83

84

29

85

86

""

87

?8 Dec.

6 Great Republic

6 Clan Alpine

15 Sakura

16 Fung-Shuey

30 Imperatrice

5 Zephir

5 Glengyle

9 Japan

10 Fung-Shuey

15 Thaies

Singapore

50

3,856 American

Doane

San Francisco

675

L

942 British

Hutchinson

Singapore

80

460 740 American

""

Beazley

55

Thebaud

Manila

75

1,800 French

490 Dutch

Macaire

Saigon

151

Oostman

Sydney

107

89

90

""

91

""

92

93

17 Ada Eldridge

94

19

Sakura

27

TOTAL TONNAGE,..........

106,720

1,265 British

4,352 American

740

Hooper

Singapore

120

Lane

San Francisco

697

M

Thebaud

Manila

150

774 British

Roskell

Singapore

35

1,277 American 625 British

Baker Beazley

San Francisco

250

Singapore

70

TOTAL PASSENGERS,.

10,752

:

÷

HAVARFOLKL

.brought $

B

D

E

do.

782,910 530,122

do.

274,854

do. 27

oz. Gold

55,850

do.

350,651

do.

255,505

G

Η

I

do.

118,004

""

do.

299,439

""

do.

""

372,773

do.

3,444

Sovereigns 18,435

do.

392,513

""

M..

do.

""

585,232

Total,..

.$

3,962,003

59,294

18,435

142

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

From Singapore,

San Francisco,.

"}

19

Bangkok,

27

Saigon,

""

Sydney and Melbourne,

Manila,....

""

Honolulu,

23

Havana,

27

Newcastle, N.S.W.,

SUMMARY.

M.

F.

M.

F.

3,197

4,427

877

817

1,043

250

75

43

23

10,752

:

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbor Master, &c.

XX.-AMOUNT of FEES received under Ordinance No. 10 of 1860 in the Harbor Master's Department,

during the Year 1868.

MATTER OR DUTY IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE FEE IS TAKEN.

No.

AMOUNT OF FEE.

No. of

DOLLARS.

Granting Imperial Register,

18

10

Provisional or Copy Register,

29

Recording Sale of Ship,

????

180

5

20

5

10

Certificate of Sale, Empowering to Sell,

13

65

Recording Mortgage of Ship,

11

5

55

Discharge

5

25

""

Declaration of Ownership,

17

17

Indorsement, Change of Master,

12

1

12

Certifying Desertions,

161

1

161

Alteration in Agreements,

48

1

48'

TOTAL,.

593

REMARKS.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbor Master, &c.

XXI.-RETURN of MARINE CASES tried at the Marine Magistrate's Office, during the Year 1868.

CASES HOW DISPOSED of.

No. of Case.

No. of Defendants.

Ordered to

Punished. Return to Fined. Dismissed.

duty.

Ordered to be Discharged from Ship.

Reprimanded. Acquitted.

Amount of Fines.

198

398

213

39

101

12

1

24

$1,047.00

CASES CONSISTED OF:-

Refusal of Duty,

Assault,

Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct,

Desertion,...

Insubordination,

Absenting from Ship without Leave,

Insolence and abusive Language,

Embezzlement of Cargo, and Ship Stores,

Mutinous Conduct,

Wilfully remaining behind from Ship,

Wounding,

Attempting to commit an indecent Assault,

Disobedience of Orders,

Breach of Section VIII of Ordinance No. 1 of 1862,

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Total,.

70

24

18

13

6

2

2

1

1

4

2

1

3

18

7

5

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198

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Marine Magistrate, &c.

?

No. 32.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

143

The following Annual Report from the Registrar General's Department for the Year 1868, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th March, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

REGISTRAR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 24th February, 1869.

SIR,-In forwarding the Annual Blue Book Returns of this Department for the Year 1868, I have the honour to add to them a Report on such portions of public business as are more especially its concern.

2. There are no Census Returns this year. Mr. CECIL C. SMITH in his Report for 1867 having shewn that the English New Year is a time when numbers of Chinese have already left the Colony, in preparation for their own New Year, His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to postpone the Census till June.

3. The Registration Ordinance continues to work well so far as houses are concerned. By an Order of His Excellency the Governor, the fee for re-registration of houses in the case of large transfers of property has been reduced to one-third its former amount. This was an amendment much needed, as where a considerable number of houses were transferred, the fees pressed heavily on the holders of property.

4. The Registration of Servants cannot be spoken of so favourably. House Registration has attained its really great success, because a house is that for which somebody will always be found ready to accept a responsibility, and also because it is an approximation to the Chinese method of making somebody responsible for every offence. But where men only are con- cerned, who can run away when they please, no amount of registering, indexing, and classifying will affect their conduct.

5. The blame of the present unsatisfactory state of things should not rest on the community. My own limited observation of people here has found them singularly willing, and even anxious, to observe Registration requirements.

6. There are indeed one or two points on which the community might aid the law more effectively, the first is the most important, but is almost to be despaired of where Compradores are kept.

(a). By making every Servant pay for his own ticket.

(b). By discrediting stories about lost tickets, and preferring old to new ones.

(c). By returning the ticket to this Office, and not to the Servant himself, on his discharge.

   7. Whilst a surveillance of Servants is continued at this Office, it is very desirable that some degree of Magisterial power be also given with it, especially for the daily increasing and annoying offence of "leaving without notice." A power to hear and determine questions between Master and Servant at the Registration Office, would, in some cases, prevent the defeat of justice, by the objection to appear in a public Court.

8. One error must be corrected, which might almost be called a "popular delusion," namely, that written statements of character, etc.; sent with Servant's tickets are not preserved at his Office and submitted to intending employers. The few obtained are always sent under cover and by proper messengers to any person about to engage the Servant referred to.

9. But all these precautions will never make the present law work well. The great number of Servants, the impossibility of identification, and the utter lack of hold upon them prevent it. The cases in which it has been possible to protect employers against dishonest employ?s during the past year have not perhaps in all amounted to a dozen.

10. Probably the only way really to regulate Servants would be to induce respectable Chinese to establish Licensed Registration Houses under ample security to Government, allowing them to furnish Certificates of Security up to $100, $200, or other suitable sums, such Certificates being vis?s at this Office. Then to leave it voluntary for employers to engage secured or non-secured Servants as they might choose. Of course such security would involve wages slightly higher than the average sums paid at present, but perfect safety, like other luxuries, must be paid for,

11. The past year has been a gloomy one amongst the Chinese, and there are few signs of a breaking of the clouds as yet. Many circumstances have conspired to aggravate the depression of trade which seems, in Chinese circles, to grow daily worse rather than better. Amongst others may be mentioned the cordon which has been drawn round this Island by the Chinese Government. If the collection of imposts were in the hands of Officers of unquestionable integrity it would be bad enough, but where the inevitable Chinese extortion is added, the hindrance to trade becomes almost intolerable.

12. Certain branches of commerce have not yet recovered from the panic into which they were thrown, by an attempt in October and November last, on the part of the Canton Customs, to stop the whole trade in foreign goods by Chinese bottoms to any other place than Canton. Full accounts of this will be found in the Chinese Newspapers published here.

13. Some few trades however have prospered in spite of the prevailing depression. Greater caution has been exercised than in previous years, credit has been less freely granted, and a watch has been maintained against the accumulation of bad debts. The Vermilion trade has been even flourishing.

14. General traders (N?m P?k Hongs) dealers in Piece Goods, Cotton, and Opium, have, with a few exceptions, done well. The value of the Cotton sent to Canton alone, exclusive of Yarn, is stated at nearly Six millions of Dollars. Yarn has fallen off during the year, but not so much as in 1867, since when the Piece Goods trade would seem to have steadily increased. The Opium-farmers report a fairly satisfactory trade, still, if their figures may be trusted, the total of exports and consumption here, was $100,000 less than in 1867.

  ? 15. The trade in Rice, though dull and apparently steadily decreasing, has been free from the disastrous losses of 1867 chiefly through caution on the part of the buyers induced by bitter experience.

16. Of the large trades, Pawnbroking has been the worst, the losses in this generally prosperous business are put at $40,000. This has arisen, not because goods were not pawned, but because no remunerative sale was obtained from an immense number of unredeemed pledges. Gold shops have not done well, and perhaps their losses may be put at $30,000.

17. Mr. SMITH reported the falling off of the Salt-fish trade from $700,000 in 1866 to $600,000 in 1867. It must be again reported as having fallen to $500,000 in 1868. Two of the L?ns closed. The Pig trade has also been dull, and the tenders for the Slaughter Houses were lower than those of 1867. One Pig-L?n was closed through losses in business, leaving only eight in place of thirteen in former years.

18. Small Shopkeepers have perhaps suffered most, especially the chandlers. The number of Spirit Licenses which have been resigned alone shews that times are not good with them, and though the Markets continue full, the tenants complain much of the difficulty of making a living.

3

   19. Rents have fallen everywhere. It is only fair to say that they were unreasonably high before, and there are some who think they are too high still. Those of larger Hongs are lowered from 15 to 25 per cent, and Chinese Landlords are said to have lost more than $100,000.

   20. A Report has already been sent in on the working of Ordinance 10 of 1867. In connection with that subject I may notice that very erroneous impression must have been given to many persons here, of a part of the Town quite unknown to them, by a passage in the late charge of the Bishop of the Diocese. His Lordship has seen fit to isolate one sentence out of an

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

Official Letter which gives a semblance of support to his views. The facts are patent, but what are the facts? That certain unseemly sights may be seen here occasionally, which may not be seen in Chinese Towns, proves nothing. Drunkenness is not seen in Chinese Towns.

21. His Lordship is pleased to assume that nothing has been done to lessen the evil. Everything has been done short of a foolish interference with the liberties which would be equally conserved elsewhere. If persons choose to go through the very lowest quarter of a Seaport Town, they must expect to see coarse sights, but that they can go through every street of that lowest quarter without annoyance, risk, or insul, is saying a good deal for any large town.

   22. A full Report on the Fire Brigade cannot be looked for from this Office. It may be said nevertheless, that the Chinese Contingent of it is working steadily and well, and that there is every disposition to carry out the wishes of the Execu- tive. It is only justice to the Chinese to add, that the long delay, which took place in forming the Brigade, is more to be attributed to my utter ignorance of how to set about the task, than to any double dealing on their part. The District Watch- men have been found of great use in the work of the Brigade.

   23. An examination of the number of cases in which the District Watchmen have brought Offenders to Justice, shews that they have been concerned in 93 such cases, including 125 Defendants, of whom only Nine were discharged. The class of Persons punished through their endeavours may be broadly described as "Thieves," inasmuch as at least three fourths of the cases consist of "Larceny," "Robbery," or "Unlawful Possession." Some few, however, were simply charged with being bad or suspicions characters, and there are also one or two notorious kidnappers who are, happily, in Gaol.

   24. The Records however from which these facts are taken, and which only extend over Ten months of the year, (Mr. SMITH having previously reported on January and February) do not adequately represent the service the Watchmen have rendered the Colony. Many cases which must otherwise have gone before the Magistrate, or even before the Supreme Court, have been quietly settled by them to the satisfaction of all parties. The Head Watchmen from their age and authority are often accepted as arbiters of perplexing disputes. Very valuable information has also been collected through them.

   25. It is true that a Chinese Police Force will never carry out some of the views of the European Community, but then it is not paid by the European Community. The chief object of the Chinese in paying these Watchmen is to drive away thieves, the caulinal evil of a Shop-keeping population. And it is thought that the Watchmen succeed, not only in arresting actual Offenders, but also in keeping away those who live by pilfering.

   26. The Report which appeared, some weeks ago, in a public print, as to a panic amongst the Chinese in regard to the voluntary tax collected amongst themselves for the support of the force, was wholly without foundation. No such panic existed, and if ever it does, it will take the form of a simple discontinuance of the subscription.

   27. Much attention has been given to the organization of our Streets. Reforms are in progress for the better control of Street-chairs. An attempt has been made to lessen the number of Hawkers, by a new arrangement of Licenses, which makes unlicensed hawking more difficult. The carrying of Meat through the Streets has been out a stop to, except in stormy weather when boats are unavailable, and up the bill in Sai-Ying-P'?n where no plan but carrying is possible. Though more strictly a Police matter, an effort was made last summer, to prevail on the Chinese Building Contractors to stop the squeaking of the barrows used by their men. It became very evident that the noise can be stopped.

28. I may perhaps be allowed to suggest that if the police obtained authority to clear the Streets of the most noisy class of unlicensed hawkers, those, namely, who profess to buy old Copper and Iron, (M?i l?n tung l?n t'it) not only a great annoyance, but also a set of receivers of goods stolen by domestic Servants would be got rid of.

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 33.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

ALFRED LISTER, Acting Registrar General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Circular, of the 11th January, 1869, from The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, is published for general information. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th March, 1869.

Circular (1).

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

DOWNING STREET, 11th January, 1869. SIR,-I transmit herewith, a copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade, suggesting that a know- ledge of the International Code of Signals should be required from Candidates for the position of Masters and Mates in the Mercantile Marine.

France. America.

viz.:-England. That Masters and Mates of Merchant Vessels should be acquainted with a Code of Demark Signals now adopted by the Principal Maritime Nations of the World is so obviously Holland desirable for the interest of Commerce, that I do not doubt the Board of Trade will receive your cordial co-operation in this matter.-I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient Italy. humble Servant,

Sweden.

Russia. Greece.

Austria.

Prussia.

Spain. Portugal.

Brazil.

GRANVILLE.

Mr. Gray to the Under Secretary of State, C. 0.

BOARD OF TRADE, WHITEHALL, 11th December, 1868. SIR, I am directed by the Board of Trade to state, for the information of Earl Granville, that in their opinion the time has arrived when applicants for master's and mate's certificates of competency should possess a knowledge of the International Code of Signals; they have therefore issued directions under the powers vested in them by "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1854," which will prevent certificates being issued in future to any officer of the Mercantile Marine in this country, unless and until he passes a successful examination in the Commercial Code of Signals.

  The Board of Trade are anxious that this additional requirement in the examination of candidates for masters and mates, examined in this country for certificates of competency, should be generally known, and they think that it would be well if a similar regulation were enforced in all British possessions abroad, where masters and mates are examined for certificates of competency.

*

I am, therefore, to enclose copies of the beads of examination referred to, in order that Earl Granville may, should he see fit, communicate them to the officers administering the government of British possession: abroad.-I am, &c.

(Signed) THOMAS GRAY.

* These may be seen on application at the Harbor Master's Office.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

Official Letter which gives a semblance of support to his views. The facts are patent, but what are the facts? That certain unseemly sights may be seen here occasionally, which may not be seen in Chinese Towns, proves nothing. Drunkenness is not seen in Chinese Towns.

21. His Lordship is pleased to assume that nothing has been done to lessen the evil. Everything has been done short of a foolish interference with the liberties which would be equally conserved elsewhere. If persons choose to go through the very lowest quarter of a Seaport Town, they must expect to see coarse sights, but that they can go through every street of that lowest quarter without annoyance, risk, or insul, is saying a good deal for any large town.

   22. A full Report on the Fire Brigade cannot be looked for from this Office. It may be said nevertheless, that the Chinese Contingent of it is working steadily and well, and that there is every disposition to carry out the wishes of the Execu- tive. It is only justice to the Chinese to add, that the long delay, which took place in forming the Brigade, is more to be attributed to my utter ignorance of how to set about the task, than to any double dealing on their part. The District Watch- men have been found of great use in the work of the Brigade.

   23. An examination of the number of cases in which the District Watchmen have brought Offenders to Justice, shews that they have been concerned in 93 such cases, including 125 Defendants, of whom only Nine were discharged. The class of Persons punished through their endeavours may be broadly described as "Thieves," inasmuch as at least three fourths of the cases consist of "Larceny," "Robbery," or "Unlawful Possession." Some few, however, were simply charged with being bad or suspicions characters, and there are also one or two notorious kidnappers who are, happily, in Gaol.

   24. The Records however from which these facts are taken, and which only extend over Ten months of the year, (Mr. SMITH having previously reported on January and February) do not adequately represent the service the Watchmen have rendered the Colony. Many cases which must otherwise have gone before the Magistrate, or even before the Supreme Court, have been quietly settled by them to the satisfaction of all parties. The Head Watchmen from their age and authority are often accepted as arbiters of perplexing disputes. Very valuable information has also been collected through them.

   25. It is true that a Chinese Police Force will never carry out some of the views of the European Community, but then it is not paid by the European Community. The chief object of the Chinese in paying these Watchmen is to drive away thieves, the caulinal evil of a Shop-keeping population. And it is thought that the Watchmen succeed, not only in arresting actual Offenders, but also in keeping away those who live by pilfering.

   26. The Report which appeared, some weeks ago, in a public print, as to a panic amongst the Chinese in regard to the voluntary tax collected amongst themselves for the support of the force, was wholly without foundation. No such panic existed, and if ever it does, it will take the form of a simple discontinuance of the subscription.

   27. Much attention has been given to the organization of our Streets. Reforms are in progress for the better control of Street-chairs. An attempt has been made to lessen the number of Hawkers, by a new arrangement of Licenses, which makes unlicensed hawking more difficult. The carrying of Meat through the Streets has been out a stop to, except in stormy weather when boats are unavailable, and up the bill in Sai-Ying-P'?n where no plan but carrying is possible. Though more strictly a Police matter, an effort was made last summer, to prevail on the Chinese Building Contractors to stop the squeaking of the barrows used by their men. It became very evident that the noise can be stopped.

28. I may perhaps be allowed to suggest that if the police obtained authority to clear the Streets of the most noisy class of unlicensed hawkers, those, namely, who profess to buy old Copper and Iron, (M?i l?n tung l?n t'it) not only a great annoyance, but also a set of receivers of goods stolen by domestic Servants would be got rid of.

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 33.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

ALFRED LISTER, Acting Registrar General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Circular, of the 11th January, 1869, from The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, is published for general information. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th March, 1869.

Circular (1).

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

DOWNING STREET, 11th January, 1869. SIR,-I transmit herewith, a copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade, suggesting that a know- ledge of the International Code of Signals should be required from Candidates for the position of Masters and Mates in the Mercantile Marine.

France. America.

viz.:-England. That Masters and Mates of Merchant Vessels should be acquainted with a Code of Demark Signals now adopted by the Principal Maritime Nations of the World is so obviously Holland desirable for the interest of Commerce, that I do not doubt the Board of Trade will receive your cordial co-operation in this matter.-I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient Italy. humble Servant,

Sweden.

Russia. Greece.

Austria.

Prussia.

Spain. Portugal.

Brazil.

GRANVILLE.

Mr. Gray to the Under Secretary of State, C. 0.

BOARD OF TRADE, WHITEHALL, 11th December, 1868. SIR, I am directed by the Board of Trade to state, for the information of Earl Granville, that in their opinion the time has arrived when applicants for master's and mate's certificates of competency should possess a knowledge of the International Code of Signals; they have therefore issued directions under the powers vested in them by "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1854," which will prevent certificates being issued in future to any officer of the Mercantile Marine in this country, unless and until he passes a successful examination in the Commercial Code of Signals.

  The Board of Trade are anxious that this additional requirement in the examination of candidates for masters and mates, examined in this country for certificates of competency, should be generally known, and they think that it would be well if a similar regulation were enforced in all British possessions abroad, where masters and mates are examined for certificates of competency.

*

I am, therefore, to enclose copies of the beads of examination referred to, in order that Earl Granville may, should he see fit, communicate them to the officers administering the government of British possession: abroad.-I am, &c.

(Signed) THOMAS GRAY.

* These may be seen on application at the Harbor Master's Office.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1868.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1869.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Baro-

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

Thermo-

meter.

Min.

Max.

March

13

29.93

64

29.91

68

14

29.87

67

29.86

68

,,

15

29.92

68

29.95

""

16

29.91

66

29.90

"J

17

29.88

67

29.90

"

18

29.84

69

29.79

CORESE

57

70

61

75

73

64

64

59

05

61

64

62

""

19

29.76

71

29.82

71

63

RRSRSR2

29.83

67

29.89

68

80

29.90

69

75

29.85

67

69

29.83

68

70

29.76

69

79

29.79

75

22

BAROMETER.

DATE.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

*NOON

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

ΝΟΟΝ,

WINDS.

RAIN.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON. 6 P.M.

Dirn. J. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

1869.

Mar. 13 28.17, 28.21 28.09 28.12 28.10 60.50 64.00 66.00, 60.50 64.00 66.00 55.00 64.50 SE

14 28.15 28.22 28.24 28.20 28.18 68.00 68.00 67.50 68.00 69.00 67.50 63.50 68.50 SbE

15 28.22 28.25 28.24 28.18 28.16 68.00 70.00 68.00 68.00 69.00 67.50 C6.50 71,00 S

""

!

""

16 28.18 28.20 28.17 28.13 28.11 64.50 67.50 68.00 64.50 67.50 67.50 64.00] 68.50 SSE

1728.19 28.20 28.15 28.14 28.12 68.00 67.50 68.50 67.50 67.00 68.00 61.00 68.00 SSE

5 SSE

4 SW

4 SbE

6 SbE

8 S

4

0.28

1 SWbw!

1

0.15

4 SSE

6

0.05

Strong wind during past night, dense fog and rain throughout; 11.45 A.M. very heavy squall of wind lasting about 30 minutes.

Fog and rain during past night; dense

fog throughout.

Dense wet fog throughout.

5 SW

4

0.04

""

"

with rain

"1

""

A

18 28.15 28.17 28.14 28.05 28.04 69.00 68.50 69.50 69.00 68.00, 69.00 66.50 62.50 SSE

4 SW

5 SSE

""

1

19 28.08 28.12 28.13 28.15 28.15 69.50 72.00 69,00 69.00 71.50 68.00 67.50) 71.50 S

2 NWbN

4 SSE

4 SE

1 N

0.00

at intervals.

Dense wet fog throughout with rain

0.20

at intervals.

0.22

""

Dense wet fog until 1 P.M.; then fine

cloudy throughout.

1

1

1

1

1

No. 55.-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.

Anderson, T. G., Melbourne,

Barge, Miss A., Upper Hawthorne, Melbourne, Buchanan, Skinner & Co., Melbourne,

Barnes, Mrs. J., 13, Roscos Lane, Liverpool,

Baywood, N., 26, Bohemia Road, Hastings, Blackiston, T., Portman Square, London, Blechynden, Hyde Park House, London,.. Bory de Merian et Fils, Guebwiller, France,

Burlingame, Hon. Anson, London,

Caldwell, A. G., U.S.S. Shamrock, Lisbon,

Kirwan, Barque Cap Sing Moon, Sydney, N.S.W.,

1

Lappan, M. A., 34, 9th Street, New York,

1

Lemann, Mr., S. M. S. Thetis, Kiel, North Germany,

1

McLeod, R. F., Toulouse,

1

McQueen, Wm., Brighton, Main Street, Glasgow,

1

Man, Mrs., Everton, Liverpool,..

1

Nettles, Mrs. George, 4th, Public House, St. Catherine Street, East,

London,

1

O'Keefe, Miss E., Deerbourne Street, Mobile, Alabama,

1

Pope, T. J., Cable Street, Wellclose Square, London,

1

Cambridge Club, Secretary of, Grafton Street, Londen, Camps, Horacio, New York,

Porter, Buchanan & Co., Melbourne,

1

Pritchard, Miss M. A., 144, Great Nelson Street, Liverpool,..

1

Clarke, Eliza, Mrs., Liverpool,

Rittel, B., 141, Essex Street, New York,......

?

Cluett, Mrs. J., 5, Lower Castle Street, Bristol,

Coleman, Mrs. Johanna, Endicott Street, Boston, U.S.A.,

Rochford, Eliza J., 4, Hunter Street, Belfast, Ireland, Scharffe, Rosalie, Miss, Berlin,

1

1

......

Corbilla, Alberto, Milan,

Damioli, J. Diego, Shanghae,.

Davenport, Miss F., Louisville Theatre, Louisville, U.S.A.,

Decauchuis, Mr., Amiens, France,

Gant, Wm., S. B. Phalma, New York,

1

George, Lilly, 7, Wilmore Lane, Cardiff,

Scheincker, Gustave, Faubourg St. Antoine, Paris, Sims, Mrs., 24, Edenbrouth Street, Liverpool,.. Smith, Luey, 10, Thomas Street, Lime House, London, Spencer, Richard, Wallak, Namoi River, N.S.W., Stanley, R. W., 284, Washington Street, Boston, Stockdale, Mrs., 2, Knight Street, Liverpool,

1

1

1

Gorman, Mrs. Mary, 10, Lace Street, Liverpool,

1

Guire, Mrs. A., 471, Hanover Street, Boston, Mass.,

Harport, W., Corner 3rd, 2nd, Willow Street, Hoboken, U.S.,...................

Wood, Revd. M. L., care of Olyphant & Co., New York, Wyres, Mrs., Norfolk Place, Slaford Street, Lincolnshire, Zeedyk, Heer P., Schout van Singekedoul, Batavia,

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

1

1

General Post Office, Hongkong, 15th March, 1869.

*

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20?? MARCH, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

149

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 19th March, 1869.

Letter. Papera,

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Stephenson,

Letters Papers.

Abbott, G. E. 1

Letters. Papers. Carvalho, A. F. 1

Letters. Papers

Ewing, Mr. A.

Owen, Thos.

Letters. Papers.

1

Lets. Pap

Aurenche, Leon 2

Crutchley,

Edwards, John 1

Anderson, J.M.

1

(Boiler

Keefe, Jeremiah 2 Kirkwood, D. 1

1

J. Capt.

Aqua, John

1

Assiter, Wm.

1

Antone, Esq, 1

Augustin

Fernando

} 1

Allen, J. Winter 1

1

Baugh, Wm.

2

Bevis, W. H. 1 Busch, Isaak

Byars, Andro L. 1

Boyd, C. R., 10 13

(Engineer)

Bariletti. Frank I

Maker)

Christophe, Nicolas Monsr. Chouson, Au-

gustine, Monsr. Carleton, Gor-

ham S.

Cooper, D.,

(Solicitor)

Clark, Horace F. Clark, R. Clark, John

Fyfe Barr & Co.

Frank Jules?

King, T. H.

2

Panigati, F. Pratt, Frank

1

Sunderland,

Lieut.

??

Monsr.

Pereira, J.

1

1

Paniso, y

Thomas, F.

Fowler, J.

1

Flaman Kasim, ?

Rosalia Miss

1

Latch, J. W. 1 Lyons, S.

Figueroa M.

1

1

Monsr.

2

Sor, Dn.

Thompson,

Fevez, Alfred

1

Lapshs, Ar-

Lamahan, John 1

1

Patin, S. Monsr. 2

Plumer, F. Capt.1

Joseph Tan, Nicolas

Freideriche, J.P. I

chibald

Pritchett, J.

1

Fan?ge, Ch.

Leighton, John 1

Perkins, Wm.

1

Monsr. Tapson, John

La Forge, S. F. 1

Leveroy, J. R. J. I

1

Guyenet, Monsr.1-bk. Ghirardi,

Robinson, W. O.

Urquhart, D.

1

1

Ritchie, James 1

Giovanni

Mutti, C.

1

Rey, Joseph

1

Brown. Ann&

Pierce

Green, J. P.

1

Mary, Misses

1

Meazza, F.

1

Robinson, Geo. ;1

Cain, Geo. R.

Giovanni, L. 1

Marques, A. M. 1

Raimond, T.

1

Brown, O.

Cheong Fong

Gustrin, F.

Moren, Monsr. 1

Bretton, Win.

Roabotham, ? 1

Vigano, Davide 1 Volkman, W. M. 1 Vucetich, Nicol? 1 Veysey, Miss

1.

1

Meehan, James

J. A

Bowen, Frank

Boutfol, Monsr. 1

Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. 1 Bremer, Kamp 1

    J. J. Bellem, Jos? L. 2 Burke, Edmund 1

Bandichon, F.

(Engineer) Dominique, P. 2 Davidson, R.

Duke, Dr.

Dupuis, J. Monsr.5 Devison, Thos.

M. D.

Rozario, M. F.del

Hutter, Georges 1 Hill, A.

Morrison, Miss

1

Reside, James

1

1

Mazer, Bowen (

Rose, Thomas

1

Walters Alfred 1 Walker, A.

Hart, W. T.

1

Watson

Rosaric, Filomenol

1

Monsr.

Capt.

Genoveffer

} 1

Bisset, Capt.

2

Egan, Edward 2

1

Benecke, Otto 1

Ermenegildo,

1

Baas, G.

2

D., Sigr.

Davies, Cape

Bond, H. Capt. 1

Eugendo, ad-

of Good Hope J

Bat, A.

1

dressed to,

Henderso

Culliford, F. W. 2

1

Solomone

Chow John

Vedour

1

(Chinaman)

Garnesy,

Cusimio, Si-

1

mou Monst. J

Torrino, Italy.

Edwd. R. Holston, Robt. 1.

Johnston, H. Johns, J. T. 1 Johnson, Miss 1

1

Nouqu?, Monsr. 3

Norkett, Alfred 1 Neilson, Joha

1

1

Orvan. John

W. Capt.

}1

Haswell, Ralph 1

Howard, H. S.

Hargraves, Mrs 1

Monset, Jules

Haraux, Monsr 1

Horatio" ad- dressed to,

Mrs. H.

Mondaine,

Eugenio

Monsr. Marshall, Chs.

McArthur,

John A.

Smith, Thomas 2-bks.

Smith, Alex.

1

Simpson, J. B. 1.

1

1

Stone, Geo. W. 3

1

Sage, N.

1

Smith, E. C.

1

Sinclair, John 1

1

Smith, J. H.

Sardinha,

}

Anto. P. Schuster & Son 1 Sinclair, Augus 1 Steele, John 1 Smith, William 1 Silva, M. A. 1

Wilson, D. D.

Williams, Isa-} 1

bella, Mrs.

Whiteley, Georgel Woodmason, Jno. 1.

Wylie, A. C. 2 Wunsch, A

1

Young. David (Engineer) Young, Edward 1 Yong Attai Yong Neen Wing 1

Wolff, A.

1

1

Wykeen

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Latters. Papers

Adeline

Chusan

2

Alexandra Anita

1

Carmeline

1

Famsworth Fanny Sinail

1

1

Caroline

2

Ferdinand

1

Asphodel

1

Catherine

1

Finzel

2

Aurelie

1

Constance

3

Flying Cloud

1

Akbar

3

Confucius

1

Abanda

1

Cresswell

8

Glenroy

1

Amalia

Chinhoy

Golden Dragon 2

Albert

2

Charlotte

1

Glaneur

1

Altona

1

Chin Chin

5

1

George

2

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 19th March, 1869.

Letters. Papers.

Lats. Paps.

Sir Jemsetjee? 1

Family Seringapatan 1

St. Croix

Saga Stanley Sophic

Singapore

Sea Serpent

1

1

1

3

2

1

Sophia Amalia 1

Letters. Papers,

Kim Yean Chooni Kellor King of Italy 1 Klipper

1

1

Noorbrubrand 1 Nelley NayworthCastle1 Naiaden

2

1

Katharina Maria 1

Lady Alice

National Eagle 1 Nettie Merriman 2 Norman

1

Lodore

Lord Raglan

Old Dominion 5

Lucie

2

Old England

1

Asa Eldridge

2

Channel Queen 2

Glenlee

1

Lady Luiza

Orpheus

2

St. Magnus

1

A. W. Stevens 2

Clara

10

Gipsey

Lydia Helton

1

Onrust

3

Sea Ripple

1

Antares

1

Chine & Havane 3

Garibaldi

1

Louisa

4

Ocean Queen

2

4

Stad Oldenzaal 1

Aurora

1

Canton

1

Golden Fleece

2

Lady Belmore 2

Sui Tsing

Annie Grey

Charles Forty 1

Glenallan

1

Lily of Devon 3

Prudhoe

1

Appellina 1

Cissy

Latona

1

Pacific

1

1

Theresa

1

Ann Adamson 2

Celestial Queen 1

Henry Melvill

1

Pactole

2

Three Brothers 1

Arn

1

Cutty Sark

1

Henry Grenfell 9

2

Mataura

1

Prospereti

1

Tamaris

1

Andrew Jackson 1

Havelock

1

3

Mirage

3

Psyche

1

Ty Hoong

1

Amoy

1

Diamond

1

Hope

1

Martha

1

Pantalon

2

Taunton

2

Amacree

4

Demon

1

Harriet Ewing 4

Muture

1

Peter

1

Timore

America

1

Drydens

3

1

Modaration

Parramatta 1

Thomas Edwards 1

Ann Porter

1

Douglas

2

India Empire

1

Mary Goodell

Allendale

1

Delia Carleton 1

Invincible

Veritas

2

1

Maud Ellen

Rachel

4

3

Blue Jacket

Emelie

4

Indian

Ironsides

1

Morning Star 2

Vesta

Resolute

1

2

Mongol

2

River Eden

7

1

Wallaroo

of Jersey

Evangeline

7

??

Jeanne Alice

4

Mary Mildred 1

Kantilope

1

Witch of the

Banjan

Ellen

1

Jalawar

Mercado

1

2

Royal Saxon

Wave

}

3

Burra Noorfol 1

Esperanza

1

Minoka

1

Jacoba Cornelia 1

Rocket

1

West Derby

Banda

1

Elsa

5

Edouard Marie 1

Joseph Hambro 5

Madagascar

1

Wm. G. Russell 3

  City of Quebec 2 Cimbeline Corea Conqueror Chalgrove

23142N

3

Esk

Emperor

1

Johann Smeedt 1 Johanna An-

thonia

} 1

Maria Miles Monocacy Mikado

1

Samuel

2

Water Lily

1

Shooting Star

1

Woosung

1

1

San Francisco

1

Weviniss Castle 1

Elizabeth

Ι

J. L. Dimmok

1

Cushing Eliza

Niphon

3

Kedar

Niagara

0 21

St. Clare Shunlee Salavar

1

White Swallow 3

2

1

Yokohama

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

Ships of War, 19th March, 1869.

Letters. Papers.

Adventure

Leven

Letters. Papers.

1

Melville

7

Letters Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Meeanes

20 2 PrincessCharlotte 25 1

150

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH MARCH, 1869.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, PONDICHERRY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

T

HE Company's Steam-ship “DONNAI," Commandant BOURDON, will leave this Port for the above places, with Mails, Passen- gers, Specie, and Cargo, on Tuesday, the 30th instant, at Noon.

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.

Cargo will be received on board until 4 P.M. of the 29th Instant, Specie and Parcels until ? P.M. of the 29th Instant. (Parcels are not to be sent on board; they must be left at the Agency's Office.)

For Particulars regarding Freight and Pas- sage, apply at the Company's Office, Hongkong. CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE REQUIRED.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 9th March, 1869.

NOTICE.

P. A. SEQUEIRA, Piano Tuner and Repairer.

For Tuning once a Piano, $4. Engagement for Six Months certain, two tunings in a month, at $3 per month.

   Address care of Daily Press, China Mail or Government Gazette Offices.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG and MR. GEORGE HURLBUT are ad- mitted Partners in our Firm.

   MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG

DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

THE

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL-

30th June last.

   Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co.

Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

MR.

rized to sign our Firm in Foochow.

GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES BENFERD DEACON in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

A

NOTICE.

DEACON & Co.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January,

next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office

I

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as General Commission Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

R. R. WESTALL.

Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

THE

NOTICE.

HE Undersigned have been appointed Agents at this Port for the Liverpool Underwriters' Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. EMIL VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH

of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be MR KIRCHHOFF become this day Partners in

furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY.

Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

NOTICE.

HE Copartnership heretofore existing be-

The

entiershened

fixing on bu-

siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT. G. A. F. NORRIS.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &c. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED-

LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceared on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER George WooD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

NOTICE.

Mis MR. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., both here and at Canton.

HAGEDORN & Co.

Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

THIS

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

HE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES " will be removed on the 15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

x

Hongkong, 30th May, 1868.

FOR SALE.

Tables shewing the proposed movements of the Contract Steamers of the P. & O. S. N. Co.

during 1869.

Victoria Peak Signal Cards.

Vols. I & II of the Ordinances of Hongkong.

NORONHA & SONS. Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

is authorized to sign our Firm per pro- PARTIES having their own ing painted lates

curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

NOTICE.

[R. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign

MR. GEORGE Couration.

THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED. Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

HE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Company at this Port, Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

I

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

have this day established myself as a Public Accountant, Average Adjuster, and General Commission Agent.

C. LANGDON DAVIES. 2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

may have VISITING CARDS printed from them, by applying at the Office of

NORONHA & SONS.

"THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.”

Subscription:

.$10.00

do.

..$ 6.00

dc.

..$ 4.00

..each, $ 0.50

Per Annum, Payable in advance, For 6 months do. For 3 do. Extra copies,...

do.

Terms of Advertising:

For 5 Lines and under, $1.00

Each Additional line, $0.20

In Chinese-For 25 Characters for 1st insertion.

and under,

$1.00

Each Additional character, 4 c. Repetitions,

.Half price.

Unless otherwise ordered, all advertisements will be repeated until countermanded.

Advertisements intended for insertion should be sent in not later than 3 P.M. on Saturdays.

“Government Gazette” Office,

Hongkong, 6th January, 1869.

Printed and Published by NORONHA & SONS, Printers to Hongkong Government, Oswald's TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

DIE

SOIT

WOH

WET

QUI MAL

MON

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 13.

No. 34.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 27TH MARCH, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. XV.

HENRY J. HOLMES, Esquire, Clerk of the Supreme and Summary Jurisdiction Courts, having been granted Twelve Months' Leave of absence from the 9th Instant, His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to appoint CHARLES F. A. SANGSTER, Esquire, to act as Clerk of the Supreme and Summary Jurisdiction Courts, provisionally, and until further notice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th March, 1869.

No. 6.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

   By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 15 of 1868, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to assimilate the Laws of this Colony respecting Treasonable Offences to the Law of the United Kingdom:

   Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 16th Day of March, 1869.

No. 33.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Circular, of the 11th January, 1869, from The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th March, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH MARCH, 1869.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

169

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March

20

29.88

71

29.97

72

67

77

29.92

70

21

29.99

67

30.04

63

">

62

74

29.95

64

22

29.91

66

""

29.89

66

59

72

29.86

68

23

29.93

68

""

29.92

60

60

70

29.91

66

24

29.93

64

29.92

61

,,

57

63

29.89

65

25

29.96

64

""

30.00

67

59

70

29.96

66

26

""

30.06

63

30.07

63

58

71

30.02

63

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

THERMO- METER.

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYDROMETER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Self Registering.

9

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.

Min. Max.

NOON.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

9 A.M.

1869.

Mar. 20 28.15 28.19 28.20 28.18 28.16 65.00 64.00 61.00 63.00] 63.50 58.00 63.50 71.50 E

?

"

""

A

21 28.19 28.21 28.22 28.18 28.18, 57.00 56.00 58.00 55.00 55.00 57.50 55.50 64.00 EbS

22 28.20 28.23 28.22 28.15 28.14 67.00 68.50 69.00 66.50 68.00 68.00 65.50 68.00 SbE

5 N?E

6 E

5 NNE

5 ESE

6

0.00

0.05

Fine, cloudy throughout.

Dense wet fog throughout.

3 SbW

1 SbW

4

0.11

4

""

23 28.18 28.20, 28.18 28.13 28.10 64.50 58.50 57.00 64.00 58.00] 56.00 58.50| 68.50 E

4 Ebs

SE

5

0.07

Rain during past night; dense wet fog

throughout.

Dense wet fog throughout.

""

24 28.15 28.18, 28.13 28.05 28.15 55.00 57.00] 60.00 54.50 56.50 59.00 54.50 58.00 E

6 SSE

4 N

0.20

Fog and rain with thunder and light-

ning throughout.

"9

25 28.17 28.22 28.24 28.19 28.19 57.50 60.50 59.00 56,00 59.00 56.50 54.50 60.00 EbN

3 N?N

3 N

2

0.37

Dense fog until 11 A.M.; fine clear

throughout.

A

"}

26 28.24 28.29 28.28 28.25 28.23 54.50 56.50 56.00 52.00 53.50] 53.00 52.00 61.50 NE

2 ENE

3 EbN

1

0.03

Fine overcast throughout.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, PONDICHERRY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

THE

THE Company's Steam-ship "DONNAI,” Commandant BOURDON, will leave this Port for the above places, with Mails, Passen- gers, Specie, and Cargo, on Tuesday, the 30th instant, at Noon.

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.

Cargo will be received on board until 4 P.M. of the 29th Instant, Specie and Parcels until 5 P.M. of the 29th Instant. (Parcels are not to be sent on board; they must be left at the Agency's Office.)

For Particulars regarding Freight and Pas- sage, apply at the Company's Office, Hongkong. CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE REQUIRED.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Ilongkong, 9th March, 1869.

NOTICE.

P. A. SEQUEIRA, Piano Tuner and Repairer.

para p

For Tuning once a Piano, $4. Engagement for Six Months certain, two turings in a month, at $3 per month.

    Address care of Daily Press, China Mail or Government Gazette Offices.

NOTICE.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

MR. WILLIAM JUDSONURLBUT are ad- Mrized to sign our Firma in Foochow

mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

TH

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG WILHELM SCHWEMANN and of Mr. Ru- DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the

GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

A

NOTICE. Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January,

next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be

31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL-

30th June last.

Mr. TOBIAS PIM, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co. Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

NOTICE.

THE

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES

on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

DEACON & Co.

which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

THE

NOTICE.

THE Copartnership heretofore existing be- tween the undersigned carrying on bu- siness under the style and firm of BOWRA & Co. expired by lapse of time on 1st May last.

Either of the undersigned will sign the firm in liquidation from this date.

FRED. M. HARSANT. G. A. F. NORRIS. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

Referring to the above Notice the STOCK-IN- TRADE, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, &C. of this old established business is offered for Sale.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED- WIL- LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH MARCH, 1869.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

169

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March

20

29.88

71

29.97

72

67

77

29.92

70

21

29.99

67

30.04

63

">

62

74

29.95

64

22

29.91

66

""

29.89

66

59

72

29.86

68

23

29.93

68

""

29.92

60

60

70

29.91

66

24

29.93

64

29.92

61

,,

57

63

29.89

65

25

29.96

64

""

30.00

67

59

70

29.96

66

26

""

30.06

63

30.07

63

58

71

30.02

63

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

THERMO- METER.

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYDROMETER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Self Registering.

9

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.

Min. Max.

NOON.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

9 A.M.

1869.

Mar. 20 28.15 28.19 28.20 28.18 28.16 65.00 64.00 61.00 63.00] 63.50 58.00 63.50 71.50 E

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A

21 28.19 28.21 28.22 28.18 28.18, 57.00 56.00 58.00 55.00 55.00 57.50 55.50 64.00 EbS

22 28.20 28.23 28.22 28.15 28.14 67.00 68.50 69.00 66.50 68.00 68.00 65.50 68.00 SbE

5 N?E

6 E

5 NNE

5 ESE

6

0.00

0.05

Fine, cloudy throughout.

Dense wet fog throughout.

3 SbW

1 SbW

4

0.11

4

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23 28.18 28.20, 28.18 28.13 28.10 64.50 58.50 57.00 64.00 58.00] 56.00 58.50| 68.50 E

4 Ebs

SE

5

0.07

Rain during past night; dense wet fog

throughout.

Dense wet fog throughout.

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24 28.15 28.18, 28.13 28.05 28.15 55.00 57.00] 60.00 54.50 56.50 59.00 54.50 58.00 E

6 SSE

4 N

0.20

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ning throughout.

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3 N?N

3 N

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throughout.

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2 ENE

3 EbN

1

0.03

Fine overcast throughout.

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TH

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VOL. XV.

No. 14.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   In reference to Government Notification No. 116 of the 20th October, 1868, it is hereby further notified that a Communication (10th November, 1868), from Vice-Admiral the Honorable SIR HENRY KEPPEL, K.C.B., has since been received, stating that the National Distinguishing Flag of Chinese War Vessels as recognised by H. M. Naval Authorities-would, pending a final arrangment, be a Square and not a Three Cornered Flag as described in the Admiral's letter printed in the Government Notification of last October.

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No. 36.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to appoint JAMES RUSSELL, Esquire, and MILES I'RENDERGAST JUKES, Esquire, to be Justices of the Peace for the Colony of Hongkong.

By Command,

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J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 37.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to appoint JAMES RUSSELL, Esquire, to act provisionally as Police Magistrate, vice E. W. GOODLAKE, Esquire, absent on leave.

By Command,

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1869.

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No. 38.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon on Wednesday, the 7th Instant, for supplying the undermentioned Articles of Provisions to the Police Force, for Six Months.

Dholl, Rice, and Fish (dry salted), per picul.

   The Articles must be of good quality, deliverable at the Central Police Barracks at such times and in such quantities as may be required.

Samples to be produced at the time of the opening the Tenders.

Any further information can be obtained on application at the Office of the Captain Superin- tendent of Police.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1869.

No. 39.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

f

The following Report of the Colonial Surgeon, with Returns annexed for the Year 1868, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 26th February, 1869. My Tenth Annual Report, on the Sanitary condition of the Colony, need embrace little more than the satisfactory Tables which accompany it. No year, within the limits of my own experience, or that of any of the residents of the city, has been so exempt from epidemics, or the occurrence of cases of purely tropical disease, and although the Table records the death of no less than forty-three of our number, during the year 1868, it is satisfactory to know that it is the smallest number ever yet registered, and I have little doubt that, had I the means of giving the particulars of each case, very few of them would be traceable to climatic influence. Whether Hongkong owes the steady decrease, since 1863, in the death rate of its inhabitants, until in 1868 that rate was less than 2 per cent, to the state of cleanliness and other sanitary measures which have been progressively enforced, or rather to an undulatory change* in the climate itself, which reduced the average temperature of the past year below that within the recollection of the earliest sojourner among us, is a question I am not prepared to answer. The fact remains undoubted that a steadily diminished rate of mortality has been recorded, ever since the year 1863-from 6.32 per cent to 1.99 per cent—a rate below that of London, which in the last Report is stated to amount to 25 per 1,000. Small Pox, which may be considered endemic to Hongkong in the cold season, did not, as far as I am aware, visit the town during the winter of 1867-68; during the present winter only three cases of that disease have been admitted into the Government Civil Hospital; some few cases have occurred in the city, and some admissions have taken place at the Seamen's Hospital.

   In the month of April the arrival of the American steamer Warrior from Mauritius with fever on board, created no little sensation. Careful examination into the subject was made by me, in conjunction with the Principal Naval and Military Me- dical Officers, and we were unanimous as to the necessity of placing that vessel, and any future arrivals with the same malady on board, in quarantine. Subsequent observation here, and confirmatory information received from the Government of Mauritius, have satisfied us that no such precaution is necessary for the future, and that the so called "Mauritius Fever" is not a contagious disease. There is no doubt, however, that this Government was fully justified in the precautionary measures taken in the interest of the Public. The crew of the Warrior had all suffered from the fever, and several were under its influence at the time of their arrival in Port. Subsequently, some of them were admitted into the Government Civil Hospital, where the disease was more easily studied, and its type seen to be remittent or intermittent, with great enlargement of the spleen in most cases. But in no instance was the disease communicated to other patients in Hospital, although there existed unrestrain- ed intercourse, after a time, between them.

Partly as a consequence of the alarm created by the arrival of the steamer Warrior, an important addition has been made to the Medical Staff of the Colony, in the appointment of a paid, and therefore responsible Health Officer of the Port, and Examiner of Emigrants.

Whatever farther information I may possess, in regard to the vital statistics of this Colony during the past year, will be found recorded when remarking on the various institutions which it is my duty to bring under review in my "Annual Report. I. THE POLICE.

   Numerically this Force has increased by more than one tenth within the last year--the European and Chinese elements being greater: the Indian slightly less. While the rate of sickness has much increased, the death rate has diminished, and in both respects the Returns compare favorably with those of the Troops in Garrison.

Table I-Shews the number of admissions into, and deaths in, the Hospital, of members of the Police Force, during every month of 1868. It will be seen that the greatest number of admissions took place in August, and not in October, as usually happens.

Table II-Shews the rate per cent of sickness and mortality of the Force during the same year, to be smaller than that of the Civil Population.

Table III,-Kindly furnished to me by Dr. Heffernan, Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals, and Principal Military Medical Officer, gives a comparative Return of the health of the Troops serving in Hongkong. It is very satisfactory to find pre- that the rate of sickness is diminished by nearly one third, and the rate of mortality is only one half what it was in the ceding year, during which a great improvement in the health of the Garrison had taken place, in comparison with previous

years.

  Table XV,-Shews the number of cases of contagious disease occurring among the Police, during the last eight years, with a classification of the special nature of the disease. The figures are not quite so satisfactory as they were when I made up my Report for 1867, as there appears to be an increase of disease among the men, this increase is, however, entirely limited to the European portion of the Force, but is very considerable.

* Vide Colonial Surgeon's Report for the year 1866.

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No. 38.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon on Wednesday, the 7th Instant, for supplying the undermentioned Articles of Provisions to the Police Force, for Six Months.

Dholl, Rice, and Fish (dry salted), per picul.

   The Articles must be of good quality, deliverable at the Central Police Barracks at such times and in such quantities as may be required.

Samples to be produced at the time of the opening the Tenders.

Any further information can be obtained on application at the Office of the Captain Superin- tendent of Police.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1869.

No. 39.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

f

The following Report of the Colonial Surgeon, with Returns annexed for the Year 1868, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 26th February, 1869. My Tenth Annual Report, on the Sanitary condition of the Colony, need embrace little more than the satisfactory Tables which accompany it. No year, within the limits of my own experience, or that of any of the residents of the city, has been so exempt from epidemics, or the occurrence of cases of purely tropical disease, and although the Table records the death of no less than forty-three of our number, during the year 1868, it is satisfactory to know that it is the smallest number ever yet registered, and I have little doubt that, had I the means of giving the particulars of each case, very few of them would be traceable to climatic influence. Whether Hongkong owes the steady decrease, since 1863, in the death rate of its inhabitants, until in 1868 that rate was less than 2 per cent, to the state of cleanliness and other sanitary measures which have been progressively enforced, or rather to an undulatory change* in the climate itself, which reduced the average temperature of the past year below that within the recollection of the earliest sojourner among us, is a question I am not prepared to answer. The fact remains undoubted that a steadily diminished rate of mortality has been recorded, ever since the year 1863-from 6.32 per cent to 1.99 per cent—a rate below that of London, which in the last Report is stated to amount to 25 per 1,000. Small Pox, which may be considered endemic to Hongkong in the cold season, did not, as far as I am aware, visit the town during the winter of 1867-68; during the present winter only three cases of that disease have been admitted into the Government Civil Hospital; some few cases have occurred in the city, and some admissions have taken place at the Seamen's Hospital.

   In the month of April the arrival of the American steamer Warrior from Mauritius with fever on board, created no little sensation. Careful examination into the subject was made by me, in conjunction with the Principal Naval and Military Me- dical Officers, and we were unanimous as to the necessity of placing that vessel, and any future arrivals with the same malady on board, in quarantine. Subsequent observation here, and confirmatory information received from the Government of Mauritius, have satisfied us that no such precaution is necessary for the future, and that the so called "Mauritius Fever" is not a contagious disease. There is no doubt, however, that this Government was fully justified in the precautionary measures taken in the interest of the Public. The crew of the Warrior had all suffered from the fever, and several were under its influence at the time of their arrival in Port. Subsequently, some of them were admitted into the Government Civil Hospital, where the disease was more easily studied, and its type seen to be remittent or intermittent, with great enlargement of the spleen in most cases. But in no instance was the disease communicated to other patients in Hospital, although there existed unrestrain- ed intercourse, after a time, between them.

Partly as a consequence of the alarm created by the arrival of the steamer Warrior, an important addition has been made to the Medical Staff of the Colony, in the appointment of a paid, and therefore responsible Health Officer of the Port, and Examiner of Emigrants.

Whatever farther information I may possess, in regard to the vital statistics of this Colony during the past year, will be found recorded when remarking on the various institutions which it is my duty to bring under review in my "Annual Report. I. THE POLICE.

   Numerically this Force has increased by more than one tenth within the last year--the European and Chinese elements being greater: the Indian slightly less. While the rate of sickness has much increased, the death rate has diminished, and in both respects the Returns compare favorably with those of the Troops in Garrison.

Table I-Shews the number of admissions into, and deaths in, the Hospital, of members of the Police Force, during every month of 1868. It will be seen that the greatest number of admissions took place in August, and not in October, as usually happens.

Table II-Shews the rate per cent of sickness and mortality of the Force during the same year, to be smaller than that of the Civil Population.

Table III,-Kindly furnished to me by Dr. Heffernan, Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals, and Principal Military Medical Officer, gives a comparative Return of the health of the Troops serving in Hongkong. It is very satisfactory to find pre- that the rate of sickness is diminished by nearly one third, and the rate of mortality is only one half what it was in the ceding year, during which a great improvement in the health of the Garrison had taken place, in comparison with previous

years.

  Table XV,-Shews the number of cases of contagious disease occurring among the Police, during the last eight years, with a classification of the special nature of the disease. The figures are not quite so satisfactory as they were when I made up my Report for 1867, as there appears to be an increase of disease among the men, this increase is, however, entirely limited to the European portion of the Force, but is very considerable.

* Vide Colonial Surgeon's Report for the year 1866.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3rd APRIL, 1869.

II. THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL.

    Although it has been necessary to provide for the accommodation, and treatment, of nearly twelve hundred during the year 1868, I regret to be unable to report, that the proposed new Hospital has yet been begun, or that space is afforded now, than was found sufficient for the reception of half that number of patients in the year 1860. * thing must certainly be done in this direction without delay; and I believe it right be accomplished by the amalgama of the Government Civil and Seamen's Hospitals. The latter has received only 249 patients during the past year, considering the heavy expense of the Staff employed, the Trustees cannot be very anxious to continue their present independe position. If the Seamen's Hospital was hired by the Government, on the understanding that merchant seamen should b. always received and treated, the building would suffice for a couple of years, until the new Hospital could be completed.

    In the face of existing difficulties, it is satisfactory to be able to record, that the result of treatment during the past year, has been more successful than during any year since 1862, and in the case of Europeans, more successful than during any previous year.

    On reference to Table V, which gives the rate of mortality during the last ten years, distinguishing that in the case of Europeans from Colored persons and Chinese, it will be seen that in no year registered has the rate been so low among Europeans as during the past one, when it only reached 2.77 per cent of the cases admitted, or only three fifths of the lowest number ever previously recorded. This favorable result, however, is not limited to Europeans, for the death rate has been lower both among Colored persons and Chinese than in 1867.

    Table IV,-Which gives the number of admissions into and the mortality in this Hospital during the year 1868, exhibits the direction in which the improvement has taken place. Thus no death is recorded from Variola. Diarrhea and Dysentery with the same number of admissions as in 1867, have proved to be one third more fatal. The admissions from Remittent Fever were less numerous, and no fatal case was recorded. Both the admissions and deaths from Ulcer were fewer. Phthisis is mentioned less frequently as the cause of death. Delirium Tremens, Insanity, Apoplexy, Bronchitis and Heart Disease were more prevalent and more fatal than in 1867-while on the other hand, Rupture of the Bladder, Bright's Disease, Poisoning and Wounds did not increase the mortality of 1868. Under the head of Starvation no cases have been entered in this Table, but all patients who were incapable of giving any information at the time of their admission, and who died within twelve hours, have been classed under the term "Moribund," which accordingly figures in excess of the previous year. All those who lived longer, or could give information on admission, have been classed under the disease from which they died, whether that was ascertained before or after death.

    Table VI,-Kindly sent to me by the Resident Surgeon, Dr. Adams, gives the usual information in reference to the Sea- men's Hospital. The admissions have greatly fallen off during the past year, being only 249, while the death rate has increased from 8.95 in 1867 to 9.64 per cent in 1868.

The only point in reference to the treatment of disease which I think it necessary to note, is the great advantage which has been derived from the use of Carbolic Acid. In compound fractures, where the bones are healthy, it converts them into simple fractures-in sloughing ulcers it produces healthy sores-in carbuncles it removes the decayed tissues and limits the morbid action, rendering this usually formidable disease quite amenable to treatment-in abscesses, as far as I have tried it, the growth of healthy granulations is greatly promoted-in all purulent discharges it is of the greatest service-and as a disinfectant it is unsurpassed. ?

    As in former years, much of the credit of the good results attained in this institution is due to the care and assiduity of Dr. Cochran, the Resident Surgeon Superintendent; but the one great difficulty he has to contend with, and which apart from the mere defects of the building, he will continue to find the most embarrassing, is that of obtaining good nursing. The Chinese coolies are altogether unsuited to this employment and are utterly untrustworthy-and the few Europeans who are willing to serve in the capacity of wardmasters, are generally men who can obtain nothing better, and are only a degree superior, in many respects, to the Chinese. If it were possible to induce the Sisters of Charity to undertake this duty, the benefit would be incalculable.

Table IX-Shews the number of admissions into and deaths in the Government Civil Hospital during every month of 1868. During the year, 10 invalids were sent home by the Harbor Master and they all arrived in safety at their destination. III. THE GAOL.

    Table VII-Shews the number of admissions into the Gaol Hospital, and the deaths there, during the year 1868, with the average number of admissions and deaths during the past eleven years, as a means of comparison.

    Table VIII-shews the rate of sickness and mortality in the Gaol Hospital, as compared with the total number of Prisoners, and with the number treated, during the year 1868. By this Table it will be seen that while the total number of Prisoners has slightly increased, the rate of serious sickness has been less by two thirds, and the rate of mortality a little more than one half that of the previous year, although the cases (trifling) actually treated have been in excess of those treated during 1867.

The numbers imprisoned in Victoria Gaol, during the past year, were:-

Europeans, Indians, Chinese,

Total,...

646

249

..4,087

..4,982

    The daily average was 532, of which number 10 died. In 1867 the total number of Prisoners was average 427 and the deaths 14.

In 1867 the greatest number any one day in Gaol was on the 14th January, when there were :-

4,907: the daily

Europeans, Indians, Chinese,

...

77

21

.632

Total,.

730

The smallest number were imprisoned on the 20th May, when there were :-

Europeans, Indians, Chinese,

Total,.

71

?

16

.343

----

.430

     * The total cubic space of the general wards is only 45,792 feet or 817 for each of the 56 beds-which is one third less than the minimum which should be provided.

     f Since the above was written the attention of this Government has been directed by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the beneficial use of this medicine in the treatment of Fever at Mauritius, and I have already been able to confirm the statements put forward, in two obstinate cases of Fever which had resisted the ordinary treatment. A sufficient supply is expected from England, to permit of its periodical employment in cleansing the drains, &c. of the Colony.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

the past year

the maximum number has been lower and the minimum number slightly in excess of the previous nus, the greatest number confined on any one day in 1868 was on the 8th September, when there were :—

91

Europeans, Indians, Chinese,

Total,..

22

.513

626

The smallest number in Gaol during the same year was on the 31st December, when there were:---

Europeans,

Indians, Chinese,

Total,..

The greatest amount of sickness occurred on the 5th June, when there were:-.

Hospital cases, Trifling cases,..

....

Total,.

47

10

.382

.439

.25 28

.53

The smallest amount of sickness was recorded on the 9th December, when there were :-

Hospital cases,

Trifling cases,

Total,.

.10

+

   Ulcers were more prevalent last year than in 1867, but as no deaths are recorded from this cause, the inference is fair that, they were less severe in character and extent than in the previous year.

   As usual, Remittent Fever, Diarrhoea and Dysentery, although by no means very prevalent, account for the greatest portion of the mortality.

Shot drill has been introduced since my last Report, principally as a punishment for breaches of Gaol discipline, to which purpose I think it should be confined. I am certain that its general use would add greatly to the unhealthiness of the Pri- soners, and the work in the chain gangs is quite severe enough as a deterrent measure and is more healthy in this climate.

   The building is, as usual, in the most perfect order; and the general management under Mr. Douglas's able superintend- ence leaves nothing to be desired. A few improvements in regard to Officers quarters, which I understand are under consideration, will make Victoria Gaol a model prison.

IV. THE LOCK HOSPITAL.

   On the 1st June the new "Contagious Disease Ordinance" came into operation and the Table (No. XIV) shews the results obtained by its means up to the end of the 1868.

year

   Table X-Gives the usual information as to the number of admissions into the Lock Hospital, and the average length of treatment, during every one of the eleven years, it has been in existence.

Both the Naval and Military Medical Officers continue to report favorably, of the comparative immunity from disease, among their men, in consequence of the care taken by the Colonial Authorities, and I add the information afforded by them in the form of an appendix. Luckily it is no longer necessary to justify to the British Public the steps employed to mitigate the wages of sin. The people of Great Britain are now fully alive to the advantage and lawfulness of saving the health of their soldiers and sailors, and, if I am correctly informed, it will not be long before Parliament will have to express an opinion, as to the necessity of extending similar protection to the Civil population, rather than permit the race to deteriorate. Table XI-Affords an approximative estimate of the mortality among the Foreign Residents in Hongkong during the past eleven years. The data from which it is compiled are furnished to me, so far as the number of residents is concerned, by the Registrar General, and by the Sextons of the two Cemeteries, so far as the number of deaths are concerned. This Table does not embrace soldiers, sailors whether employed in the Navy or the Merchant service, or those who have been buried from the Hospitals. As I have already pointed out, the death rate has never been so small in this Colony, and would appear altogether incredible, when it is remembered that it has reference to that Colony, situated on the verge of the Tropics, the name of which was at one time considered synonymous with all that is pestilential. At the same time it must not be forgotten, that the character of this population is not analogous to that of England, but is principally composed of that class most favo rably circumstanced, both in regard to age and means, to ensure the smallest mortality: besides which, the chronic cases of sickness are generally sent away.

   Table XII-Gives the usual information regarding the work performed by the Inspectors of Nuisances attached to this Department.

   Table XIII-Shews the annual mean state of the atmosphere during the year 1868, as recorded at the Government Civil Hospital.

The Honorable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

J. I. MURRAY, M.D., Colonial Surgeon.

Colonial Secretary.

APPENDIX.

I.

From Staff Surgeon George Birnie Hill, in charge of the "Melville," R. N. Hospital.

ROYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL, HONGKONG, 14th February, 1869.

SIR,-In compliance with your wishes I herewith send you the following information relative to the prevalence of Syphilis " amongst the ships of War at this Port.

Since my appointment to H. M. S. Melville in October last, 38 cases of primary and 20 of secondary Syphilis have been treated, they were all contracted either in Japan, Shanghae or Singapore, and not in one instance can I trace the disease to infection at Hongkong.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

175

   By refering to the Nosological Returns from 1st January till the date of my appointment (9 months) I find that 43 cases of primary and 15 of secondary Syphilis were admitted into Hospital, but I am unable to inform you exactly, where the disease was contracted; most probably in Japan, as the majority of the patients belonged to Rodney, which had visited Yokohama, where the crew got leave, and suffered much from Syphilis subsequently.

*

*

*

*

*

*

(Signed,) GEO. BIRNIE HILL, Staff Surgeon in Charge.

DR. J. I. MURRAY,

Colonial Surgeon.

II.

Table shewing the number of cases of Venereal Disease in the Garrison during the undermentioned Years.

1867.

1868.

DISEASES.

Euro-

pean.

Asiatics.

Total.

Per centage of

Euro-

Per centage

Asiatics. Total.

Strength."

pean.

of Strength.

Bubo,.

4

Syph: Prim:

21

Gonorrh?a,

29

Orchitis,.

Phymosis and other,.

28++

18

19

4

4884

8

0.69

8

2

10

0.73

39

3.40

31

7

38

2.78

48

4.18

57

12

69

5.06

8

0.69

3

1

4

0.29

4

0.34

3

4

0.29

Total,

62

45

107

9.32

100

25

125

9.17

1.-POLICE.

(Signed,) N. HEFFERNAN, M.B.,

D.I.G., P.M.O.

TABLE shewing the ADMISSIONS into HOSPITAL and DEATHS, during the Year 1868.

EUROPEANS.

COLORED.

CHINESE.

MONTHS.

Admissions. Deaths. Admissions. Deaths.

Admissions.

TOTAL TOTAL Admissions. Deaths.

Deaths.

January,

19

3

?

2

24

February,

15

20

35

March,

26

9

April,

17

16

May,

12

35

1

June,

22

37

July,

16

44

August,

16

60

2

September,

21

38

October,

18

43

November,

18

30

December,

15

24

?HIQQ NOCH I

1

36

1

1

34

1

49

1

64

?

62

1

83

3

62

6

67

1

49

1

40

Total,.

215

1

359

7

31

605

8

2.-TABLE shewing the RATE of SICKNESS and MORTALITY in the POLICE FORCE, during the Year 1868.

AVERAGE STRENGTH.

TOTAL SICK.

TOTAL DEATHS.

RATE OF SICKNESS.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

Europeans.

Colored.

Chinese.

Total.

113

328

192

633

95.57

per cent.

3. TABLE shewing the RATE of SICKNESS and MORTALITY of the TROOPS serving in HONGKONG,

1.26

605

per cent.

*

during the Year 1868.

STRENGTH.

ADMISSIONS INTO HOSPITAL.

DEATHS.

RATE OF SICKNESS.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

White.

Black. Total.

White. Black. Total. White. Black.

Total.

667

696 1,363

719

681

1,400

77

17

24

102.71 per cent.

1.76 per cent.

176

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3rd APRIL, 1869.

4.—TABLE shewing the Number of ADMISSIONS and the MORTALITY in the GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, during the Year 1868, as compared with the Average of the last 11 Years.

DISEASES.

Small Pox,

Varioloid,

Measles,

Chicken Pox,

Diarrhoea, Acute and Chronic,

""

Choleraic,

Dysentery, Acute and Chronic,

Cholera,..

Intermittent Fever,

Remittent Fever,

Typhus Fever,

ADMISSIONS.

Europeans.

Colored Persons.

3

Chinese.

Total.

Co

3

1868.

to

Europeans.

Colored Persons.

Average of

DEATHS.

11 Years.

Chinese.

Total.

Admissions.

Deaths.

14

2.5

.. ·

37

4

1

12

...

77

68

8

:?

1

2

14

40

18

??:

18

3

49

18

18

2

2

70

5

::22 (#E-2 :# :8868;

15

1

20

194

2:

12

64

7.5

3

34.5

i2

133

1.8

18.2

1

14

60

58.2

26

26

47

·

22

16.5

Typhoid Fever,

Rheumatic Fever,

Mauritius Fever,

Yellow Fever,

Chancre,

Bubo,...

Gonorrhoea,

Secondary Syphilis,

Sloughing Phagaedena of Penis,

Diphtheritis,

Berri Berri,

Croup,

Dropsy, Abscess,

?

""

Ulcer,.

of Lung,

Phagaedenic Ulcer,

Fungoid Disease,

Fistula in Ano,

??

?

?

in Perineo,

Scorbutus,

Gout,

Scrofula,

Phthisis,.

Paralysis,

Delirium Tremens,

Hydrophobia,

Insanity,

Neuralogia,

Epilepsy,

Apoplexy,

Compression of Brain,

Vertigo,.

Spinal Disease,

?

?

Aneurism,

Gangrene of Lung,

Disease of Heart,

Tonsillitis,

Catarrh,

Bronchitis,

Pneumonia and Pleuro Pneumonia,

Pleurodinia,

Pleuritis,

Asthma,.

Dyspepsia,

·

?

1

2

2

14

23

12

13

34

9

! : : : 8

-aa: Zvo:: on:

1

1

10

I'

1

3

:9* : : : :~ : :@ :::∞∞∞∞·

2

21

8

7.2

3

1

6

3

18

10.5

3.5

2

3

1.

3

1

1

3

?

2

1

3

5

6

14 28

1

3

188

12

3

45

3

7

1

3

5

1

1

19.5

1

3

4

0.6

2

Ascites,

Colic,

17

26.

Constipation,

4

29

37

Hepatitis and Abscess of Liver,

5

1

7

Jaundice,

1

1

2

Splenitis,

2

1

4

Condylomata,

Prolapsus Ani,

Carried forward,.

394

320

75

789

14

16

13

43

20

5

10

3

:

:

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

TABLE shewing the Number of ADMISSIONS and the MORTALITY, &c.-Continued.

177

DISEASES.

1868.

Average of

ADMISSIONS.

DEATHS.

11 Years.

co Europeans.

3

320

75

789

1

1

5

1

Colored Persons.

Chinese.

Total.

Brought forward,

394

?

Hemorrhoids,

Worms,

Enteritis,

Gastritis,

Hernia,

Stricture of Urethra,.

Orchitis,.

Phymosis,

Hydrocele,.

Rupture of Bladder,

Bright's Disease,

Menorrhagia,.

Lumbago,

Rheumatism,.

6

11

4

4

11

3

3

1

9

+

40

Synovitis,

Dislocations,

Phlegmon,.

Tumors,

Elephantiasis,

Psoriasis,

Leper,

Eczema,

Pemphigus,

Scabies,

Filaria Medinenses or Guinea Worm,

Lupus,

Drunkeness,

Cataleptic from Drink,

Destitution,

Debility and An?mia,

Burns,

Frost Bite,

Poisoning,..

Fractures,

Fracture of Skull, .

Wounds (Gun shot,)

""

(Incised,)

">

(Contused,)

""

(Lacerated,)

Contusions,

Stabbing,

Amputations,

Impostors,

Opium Smoking and Eating,

Under Observation,

Other Diseases,.

Disease of Teeth,

Ophthalmia,

Cataract,

Sclerotitis,

Iritis,

?

Hernia Iridis,

Amaurosis,

Ulceration of Cornea,

Pterygium,

Blind (incurable,)

Diplopy,

Moribund,

Europeans.

Colored Persons.

14

=:

Chinese.

Total.

16 13

43

:

.:

Admissions.

Deaths.

2.5

11

Q

4

: coco: :: anacrt: mo?o:

6

:: 20

40

1

2

1

1.

1.5

+

13

co.

3

3

13

10

3

3

25

::22H4O OJ

3

5

5

6

5

11

19

9

60

94

47

1

1

18

20

43

22

12

:~:::2:~::8:

..5

R

3

5

16

HOR

1

2

3

24

21

2

1

11

1

CIRA:

10

7

6

18

17

18

Total,.

527 407 228

1,162

14

18

35

67

:

:

2

178

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

5.—TABLE shewing the RATE of MORTALITY in the GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, during the Ten Years ending 1868.

RATE TO TOTAL NUMBER OF ADMISSI NS.

RATE TO NUMBER OF EUROPEANS ADMITTED.

Avera-

Avera-

1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 ge of 11| 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 ge of 10

Years.

Years.

17.88 8.626.90 6.47 | 5.41 10.63 9.63 12.16 12.21 7.56 5.76

      per per per per per per per per per

per per cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent.

9.42

per cent.

6.09 9.31 9.16 5.41 10.97 11.06| 7.31 6.72 4.70 2.77

per

per per per per per per per per per cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent.

7.25

per cent.

RATE TO NUMBER OF COLORED PERSONS ADMITTED.

RATE TO NUMBER OF CHINESE ADMITTED.

1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 Average of 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 10 Years.

Average

of 10 Years.

6.44 3.43 2.01 2.70 2.44 2.75 3.55 3.71 4.86 4.42

per per per per per per per per per per cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent.

3.62 28.98 8.23 11.65 12.78 32.27 22.89 29.72 33.56 16.05 15.35

per per

per per per per per per per per per cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent. cent.

21.28

per

cent.

6.-SEAMEN'S HOSPITAL.

TABLE shewing the Number of ADMISSIONS and MORTALITY, during the Year 1868.

DISEASES.

ADMIT- DIS- DIED.

DISEASES.

ADMIT-

TED.

DIS-

CHARGED.

DIED.

TED.

CHARGED.

Variola, ...

15

15

Brought forward,

164

146

18

Confluens,

3

2

Abscess of Liver,

1

1

""

Diarrhoea,

10

my

3

Constipation,

1

i

Chronic,

5

4

1

Debility,

12

9

3

"7

Dysentery,

20

17

3

Lead Colic,

4

*4

Fever, Intermittent,

13

13

Enlargement of Liver,

1

1

?

Remittent,

1

1

of Spleen,.

1

""

""

Continued,

5

4

Peritonitis,

1

""

Primary Syphilis,

10

10

Secondary

11

11

""

1

1

Tertiary

""

Scorbutus,

1

1

Dropsy,

1

Gluteal Abscess,

1

1

Hemorrhoids, Internal,

""

External,

Oblique Inquinal Hernia, Irritability of Bladder,.

Orchitis,

Sympathetic Bubo,

Rheumatism,

3

1

4

Phthisis,

Chronic,

6

Paralysis,

""

Agitans,

Synovitis,

Paraplegia,

1

Bruise,

Epilepsy,

1

1

Contusions,

Concussion of Brain,

1

1

Meningitis

1

""

Delirium Tremens,

10

10

Femur, Tibia,

Coup de Soleil,

1

1

Fracture of Lower Jaw,

Compound Fracture of Tibia, .

1

1

1

Traumatic Tetanus,

1

Pruritus,

3

Scabies,.

Insanity,

Neuralgia,

1

1

Urticaria,

Injury of Spine,

Eczema,

Ringworm,

 Pericarditis, Tensilitis,: Bronchitis,

""

Chronic,

Pneumonia, Pleuro Pneumonia,

Pleuritis, Dyspepsia,

Icterus,

Hepatitis,

Carried forward,

CO 02 07 00I7Q4

Frost Bite,

Burn,

Gun shot Wounds,

3

Poisoned

Punctured

""

""

1

Phlectenular Ophthalmia,

Chronic

""

Impostors,

4

Other Diseases,

164

146

18

Total,.

Rate of Death to Number of Admissions,.

9.64 per cent.

2

1

1

4

1

1

3

2

1

1

1

Q7 00

2

249

225

24

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

7.-TABLE shewing the MORTALITY in the VICTORIA GAOL, during the Year 1868, as compared with the Average of the last 11 Years.

DMISSIONS.

179

AVERAGE

OF

1868.

DEATHS.

11 YEARS.

DISEASES.

Small Pox, Measles,

...

Diarrhea, Acute and Chronic,

Dysentery,...

Choleraic Diarrhoea,

...

...

...

...

Intermittent Fever,

Remittent do.,

...

Continued do.,

Typhus

do.,

Rheumatic

do.,

...

Yellow

do.,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

..

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

Europeans.

Colored Persons.

Chinese.

...

TOTAL.

∞ O CO

1

1

:

::

5:

2 16

1

1

2

6.5 1.9

:

...

Europeans.

Colored Persons.

Chinese.

TOTAL

Admissions.

Deaths.

936

14

2

6

10

85 86

1

4

:.:

N

1

8.5

Primary Syphillis, Bubo,

Gonorrhoea,

Secondary Syphillis,

Dropsy,

Abscess,...

Ulcer,

***

Sloughing Ulcer,

Phthisis,

Paralysis,

...

...

Delirium Tremens, Scorbutis, Tetanus, Insanity,... Sun Stroke,

Epilepsy,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

Apoplexy and Concussion of Brain,

Disease of Heart,

Tonsilitis,

Catarrh,.

Bronchitis,

...

...

Pneumonia and Pleuro Pneumonia,

Spitting of Blood,

 Asthma,.. Dyspepsia, Ascites,... Colic,

i..

Constipation, Hepatitis, Jaundice,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

Fissure of Rectum,

Vomiting of Blood, Hemorrhoids, Fistula in Ano,

Enteritis, Gastritis, Hernia,

...

...

...

Stricture of Urethra, Phymosis, Orchitis,... Hydrocele, Stone,

...

...

...

Bright's Disease, Menorrhagia,... Rheumatism, Dislocations, Erysipelas,

Carbuncle,

Lepra,

Eczema, Scabies, Drunk,

...

...

Starvation,...

Debility,. Burns, Frost Bite,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

Hanging (Attempt at), Fractures, Wounds, (Gun Shot), Do. (Incised), Do. (Contused), Contusions, &c., Amputations, Opium Smoking, Poisoning, Impostors, Observation, Other Diseases, Ophthalmia, Sclerotitis,

...

...

?

Blind (Incurable), Amaurosis,

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

?

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

.??

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

:..

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

+1

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

?

...

...

?

?.

...

* 1 Suicide, Chinese, by Opium.

1 Do., do., Hanging.

"}

Total,...

Total,.........

22

:

...

???

2.7

0.9

6

75

42

1.9

2

22

...

2

2

2

...

4

3,5

***

...

...

1

A

24

4 129 157

7

*10

!

8.-TABLE shewing the RATB of SICKNESS and MORTALITY in VICTORIA GAOL, during the Year 1868.

TOTAL NO.

DAILY

AVERAGE No.

TOTAL SICK TOTAL SICK

RATE OF SERIOUS SICKNESS

RATE OF MORTALITY

TOTAL

OF

IN

OF

PRISONERS.

HOSPITAL.

TRIFLING

CASES.

DEATHS.

PRISONERS.

To Total.

To Average.

To Total.

To Average.

4,982

532

157

713

10

3.15

per cent.

29.51

per cent.

0.20

per cent.

1.87

per cent.

9.-TABLE shewing the ADMISSIONS into and DEATHS in the GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, during each Month of the Year 1868.

MONTHS.

EURO-

PEANS.

DEATHS.

COLORED.

DEATHS.

CHINESE. DEATHS.

TOTAL AD-

MISSIONS.

TOTAL

DEATHS.

January,

39

5

18

62

3

February,

37

24

2

15

2

76

4

March,..

47

14

13

1

74

1

April,

35

22

20

77

6

May,

37

43

26

106

9

+

June,

45

3

43

23

111

10

July,

49

1

50

22

121

4

August,

42

62

20

124

7

September,

43

1

45

16

104

8

October,

52

43

20

115

November,.

49

28

19

96

9

December,

52

28

2

16

96

4

Total,

527

14

407

18

228

35

1,162

67

180

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869:

10.-TABLE shewing the ADMISSIONS into the GOVERNMENT LOCK HOSPITAL, during the 11 Years of its existence, with the number of DIETS issued and the average LENGTH of TREATMENT.

ADMISSIONS.

AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS THEATED.

NUMBER OF DIETS Issued.

1858 1859 1860 1861 1862|1863| 1864 | 1865 | 1866 1867 1868

Total.

1858

1859 1860

1861 1862

1863

1864 1865

1866 1867

1868 Total.

1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868

124 162 361 442

485 420

442 390

406 434

579

4,245

4,797 | 5,389 9,107 10,778 12,193 11,707 11,940 | 11,303 13,060 13,120 16,462 119,856 43.8 30.8 23.7 23.4 22.0 23.7 27.0 28.0 28.6| 25.5 | 23.6

YEARS.

NUMBER OF EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN RESIDENTS.

1858,

1,462

1859,

1,031

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

11.-TABLE shewing the RATE of MORTALITY among the FOREIGN RESIDENTS in HONGKONG, during the last Eleven Years.

BURIALS OF RESIDENTS IN PROTESTANT AND ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERIES.

110 70

181

PER CENTAGE OF DEATHS TO NUMBER OF RESIDENTS.

7.52

6.78

1860,

1,592

51

3.20

1861,

1,557

101

6.48

1862

1,604

46

2.24

1863,

1,644

104

6.32

1864,

1,963

109

5.55

1865,

2,034

100

4.91

1866,

2,113

74

3.50

1867,

2,151

56

2.60

1868,*

2,151

43

1.99

Average of 11 Years,..

1,754

79.5

4.53

* As no Census was taken, the Numbers are assumed to be the same as in 1867.

12.-TABLE shewing the work performed by the INSPECTOR of NUISANCES, during the Year 1868.

No. OF SUMMONSES

ISSUED.

No. OF PERSONS

FINED.

NO. OF PERSONS

DISCHARGED.

CAUSE OF SUMMONS.

No. OF NOTICES

For obstruction and defective drainage.

For accumulation

ISSUED.

of filth.

AMOUNT OF FINES.

IN

DOLLARS.

2,804

2,671

133

5,347

712

$

C.

2,092

4,897.30

13.-TABLE shewing the ANNUAL MEAN STATE of the ATMOSPHERE, during the Year 1868, as recorded at the GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL.

HYGROMETER.

182

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

BAROMETER.

FAHRENHEIT THERMOMETER.

WIND.

No.

STATE OF WEATHER.

1868.

Self registering in Shade.

MAX.

Dry Bulb.

Wet Bulb.

Force 0 to 12.

IN

Standard.

Aneroid.

In Shade.

SUN'S

RAYS.

Quarter

(prevailing.)

Mean.

In Shade.

In Shade.

Average.

RAIN

DURING DAYS THE HAV-

MONTH. ING

RAIN.

OF

Average during the Month.

Max.

Min.

MONTHS.

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

MAX. MIN. 9 A.M. NOON.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.

January,

30.18 30.09 30.27 30.18 71

51

65.39 56.16] 62.12

64.70

62

64

February,

30.14 30 06| 30.24| 30.14]

75

56

March,

30.11 30.01 30.19 30.09.

75

54

April,

30.04 30.03 30.11| 30.07

81

63

May,

30.00 29.62 30.04

29.98

85

69

June,

29.76 29.70 | 29.78

29.71

86

75

68.96 62.41| 65.27| 67,24 67.62 87.47 67.45| 63.35| 64.38| 65.35| 65.93| 89.50 75.03| 68.66| 71.83| 78.23| 73.33|| 95.93] 80.32 75.38| 78.09| 79.38 79.48| 98.06 78.63 83.26 | 80.03| -82.06| 82.13 91.10| 80

65

67

64

65

71 73

78

82

July,

29.86 29.80 29.84

29.80

88

75

August,

29.81 29.75 29.79 29.74

87

77

September,

October,

November,

December,

29.93 29.87 29.91 29.87 86 30.09 30.01) 30.10 30.01 83 30.21| 30.10 30.20 30.091 88 73

30.21 30.13| 30.29 30.50 Annual Mean,...] 30.02] 29.93 30.06 30.01 81

77

.84.64 79.70] 82.54 83.93| 83.48|104.64| 84.61 79.74| 82.93| 83.93 85.09 98.12| 82 83.70 78.73 81.73 83.26| 83.00| 96.50|

82

85

81

68

80.70| 75.22|78.08| 79.51| 79.29| 97.48

78

52

42

75.13 68.46] 71.53| 73.90| 73.50| 90,86 86.81 62.25| 64.45| 67,00| 66.70| 86.38|

71

64

ANN???KINGAR

57

59

64

66

61

63

69 70

79

78

83

78

78

83

77

79

73

66

PRIIIIIZ

74 75

79

79

77

73

75

68

61

61

63

76.09| 71.11| 73.57| 76.25| 75.35] 94.18]

73

69

74

70

888RPERPEROJ 2

E&NEE&NE E&NEE&NE]

0.79

2

...

0.49

3

E

2.5 2.1

2.90

13

E&SWE&SW]

1.2

1.6

6.55

14

NE&SW NE&SW

2.1 1.8

10.07

16

77 E

B

0.5

1.0

30.79

24

SW

SW

1.0

1.0

5.53

13

SW

SW

1.3

1.7

15.42

16

E&NE E&NE

1.2

1.0

7.23

12

E&NE E&NE

1.2

1.3

6.63

6

E&NE|E&NE

1.3

1.3

0.89

E&NEE&NE

1.0

1.2

0.75

6

Fine 14 days, overcast 13 days, rain 2 days. Fine 8 days, overcast 23 days. Fine 16 days, overcast 9 days, rain 4 days. Fine 23 days, overcast 5 days, rain Fine 2 days, overcast 23 days, rain 6 days. Fine 2 days, overcast 27 days, rain 2 days. Fine 14 days, overcast 11 days, rain 5 days. Fine 11 days, overcast 15 days, rain 4 days. Fine 18 days, overcast 5 days, rain 8 days.| Fine 18 days, overcast 6 days, rain 7 days. Fine 10 days, overcast 8 days, rain 12 days. Fine 11 days, overcast 8 days, rain 11 days. Fine 22 days, overcast 7 days, rain 2 days. Fine 24 days, overcast 3 days, rain 4 days. Fine 17 days, overcast 8 days, rain 6 days. | Fine 19 days, overcast 10 days, rain 2 days. Fine 23 days, overcast 5 days, rain 2 days. Fine 24 days, overcast 4 days, rain 2 days. Fine 23 days, overcast 4 days, rain 4 days. Fine 25 days, overcast 3 days, rain 3 days. Fine 23 days, overcast 2 days, rain 5 days.| Fine 24 days, overcast 3 days, rain 3 days. Fine 19 days, overcast 10 days, rain 2 days. | Fine 22 days, overcast 8 days, rain

1 day.

1 day.

1.3

1.4

88.04

131

THERMOMETER.

1866.

1867.

1868.

Maximum,

93

92

Minimum,

45

41

Range,.

48

51

88 42 46

Total

Total

during during

the

the Year.

Year.

DISEASE.

F

14.—TABLE shewing the Number of unlicensed PROSTITUTES apprehended during the working of Ordinance No. 10 of 1867, commencing on June 1st, 1868.

In Boats,

In Streets,.

In Houses,

*

Total,

No. of

Women.

Convicted. Discharged.

Found

Diseased.

12

12

11

7

7

6

101

120

94

7

113

7

81889

69

86

* These Women were taken from 41 houses, of which 37 were declared to be Brothels under the Ordinance.

15.—TABLE shewing the Number of Cases of VENEREAL DISEASE in the POLICE FORCE, during the undermentioned Years.

1861.

1862.

1863.

1864.

1865.

1866.

1867.

1868.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

Bubo,

12 2.72

Chancre,

29

4

42 9.23 23

34

3

Gonorrh?a,

16

31

4710.32 17

25

Orchitis,

1

4

...

1.09

2

...

Phymosis,

...

1

3

...

...

2 19 4.56 2 60 14.42 6 4210.09 15 17 0.96

0.96

1.25

1 14

16

2.75

17

2

24

3.93

8

2

17 3.04

7

2 | 11

1.99

9

2

2 | 13

2.05

30

36

...

6.97

13 43

1

57

9.80

24

57

3

84 13.77

14

40

54

9.83 9

16

2 27

4.70

18

15

1

34

5.37

1 33

6.39

11

38

49

8.43

8

15

23

3.77

13

32

46

8.23

11

24

35

6.18

29 19

48

7.56

2 3

0.96

3

4

1.20 1

10

11

1.80

2 5

7

1.25 3

2

6

1.06

4

1.26

...

...

1

0.19

I

1

0.17

...

1

1

...

0.17

1

...

0.17 1

...

1

...

0.19 2

2

0.31

Total,..

30

72

4 106 23.55 61 73

5 129 31.00

25 | 56

1

82 15.89 28 ,100

2 130 22.37

38 100

5 143 23.44 37

85

3 125 22.37 26

49

80 14.13

62 40

3 105 16.58.

183

184

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 40.

    The following Regulations for Street-Chairs and Chair-Coolies are published for general in- formation.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1869.

There are two Classes of Street Chairs, Ordinary and Special. All Street-Chairs may carry Persons who have engaged them up to any hour, but Ordinary Chairs may not ply for hire after first ganfire, (8 P.M.), nor Special Chairs after midnight.

    As Special Chairs are secured for a higher sum ($50) than Ordinary Chairs ($25), it is for the interest of the Public to engage on ly the former after gunfire.

Each Street-Chair carries a Number, and its two Coolies a Badge each, bearing the same Number as the Chair.

The Numbers and Coolies' Badges of Special Chairs are WHITE, (1 to 200.)

The Numbers and Coolies' Badges of Ordinary Chairs are BLUE, (201 to 700.)

W hen ground of Complaint arises against any Street Chair-Coolie, the Person aggrieved may either hand the Offender over to the Police, or send a memorandum of the complaint and the Chair's Number to the Registrar General.

    "When Street Chair-Coolies are suspected of having retained missing property, the Number of their Chair should be sent to the Registrar General at once without any loss of time.

Each Street-Chair carries on the back of its Number Board a Tariff of Fares condensed from the following.

LEGALISED TARIFF OF FARES FOR CHAIRS, CHAIR BEARERS, AND BOATS,

IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG.

CHAIRS, OR ORDINARY PULLAWAY BOATS.

Half hour, Three hours,

Day (from 6 to 6),

12 cents. .50 cents.

Hour, Six hours,

Night Fares (after 8 P.M.),

CHAIR HIRE TO OUT DISTRICTS.

Beyond Victoria and back,

20 cents. .75 cents.

.One Dollar. .10 cents extra.

50 cents per Man. 60 cents per Man.

To Stanley and back,

Victoria lies below the level of Robinson Road, and includes all the town between the Mint and the Western Slaughter House, with the Race-course.

Hour,..

8 cents.

LICENSED BEARERS (EACH.) Half day,

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1869.

20 cents.

Day,...

.36 cents.

No. 6.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 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 The Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 15 of 1868, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to assimilate the Laws of this Colony respecting Treasonable Offences to the Law of the United Kingdom :

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 16th Day of March, 1869.

No. 34.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HENRY J. HOLMES, Esquire, Clerk of the Supreme and Summary Jurisdiction Courts, having been granted Twelve Months' Leave of absence from the 9th Instant, His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to appoint CHARLES F. A. SANGSTER, Esquire, to act as Clerk of the Supreme and Summary Jurisdiction Courts, provisionally, and until further notice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th March, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

1

*

F

=

%

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

187

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 2nd April, 1869.

Letters Papers.

Carleton, Gor-

Letters. Papers.

La Forge, S. F. 1 Leveroy, J. R. J. I

1

?

1

Lapslie, }1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Aurenche, Leon 2 Anderson, J.M. Aqua, John

1

Christophe, Nicolas

1

Monsr.

}

Freideriche,J.P. 1

Antone, Esq,

1

Augustin

Fernando

1

ham S.

Cooper, D.,

Allen, J. Winter 1

1

2

Ghirardi,

Giovanni Green, J. P. Giovanni, L.

Archibald

1

Mutti, C.

(Solicitor)

Gustrin, F.

Allen, H. Dr.

2

Clark, Horace F.

Meazza, F.

1

Goodall, Geo. 1

Allem?o, S. P.

1

Clark, John

Pierce

}

Bevis, W. H.

1

Hutter, Georges 1 Hill, A.

Busch, Isaak

M. D.

1

Byars, Andro L.1

Hart, W. T.

Boyd, C. R.,

(Engineer) 18 14

2

  Bariletti, Frank 1 Baugh, Wm.

Brown, Ann&

Mary, Misses1

Brown, O.

1

Bretton, Wm.

1

Bowen, Frank

Boutfol, Monsr. 1

  Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. 1 Bremer,Kamp

J. J.

1

Bellem, Jos? L. 2 Burke, Edmund 1

Bandichon, F.

Baas, G.

Cain, Geo. R. 1 Cheong Fong 1 Crutchly, Mrs. 1 Castilla, M. D. 1

Dupuis, J. Monsr.7 Dominique, P. 2 Davidson, R.

Capt. Davidson, Luis 1

}1

Egan, Edward 2 1 Ermenegildo,

D., Sigr. Eugendo, ad-

dressed to, Genoveffer Solomone Vedour

Haswell, Ralph 1 Howard, H. S. Hargraves, Mrs. 1 Haraux, Monsr. 1 "Horatio" ad-】 dressed to, Mrs. H. Davies, Cape of Good Hope Henderson,

Edwd. R.

}

Holston, Robt. 1

Halford

Haarbleich, Paull

Johnston, H.

1

Johns, J. T. 1 1 Johnson, Miss 1

Marques, A. M. 1 Moren, Monsr. 1 Meehan, James

Morrison, Miss Mazer, Bowen

Letters. Papers. Pereira, J. 1 Paniso, y

Figueroa M.

Sor, Dn.

Patin, S. Monsr. 3 Plumer, F. Capt.1

Pritchett, J.

Perkins, Wm. 1 Pannewitz, Carl.1

Ritchie, James 1

1

Sunderland,

Lets. Paps.

Lieut. }

Schultze, Man. 1 Syms, E. A. Stewart, Gavin 1

Thomas, F. Monsr.

Thompson, Joseph Tan, Nicolas

Monsr.

1

1

}

2

1

Robinson, W. O.

1

Watson

Rey, Joseph

Mondaine,

1

Eugenio

Raimond, T. Roabotham,

Tapson, John Turner, L.

1

Monset, Jules

}

1

1

Monsr.

Urquhart, D.

1

Marshall, Chs. 1 McArthur,

1

}

Volkman, W. M. 1 Veysey, Miss

John A. Macawley, Mr.

Bookseller Melville, H. Magee, H. W. Magniere, J.

1 2

1 regis.

1

Capt. } 1

Magalhaes, J. ?.1

J. H Rozario, M. F.del Reside, James 1 Rosaric, Filomenol Roberts, John 1 Ramon, B. P. 1

Smith, Thomas 2-bks. Smith, Alex.

1

Simpson, J. B. 1

Walker, A.

1

}1

Monsr. Wilson, D. D. 2 Williams, Isa- bella, Mrs.

Wolff, A.

Stone, Geo. W. 3

Sage, N.

Smith, E. C.

1

Garnesy,

Nouqu?, Monsr. 3

Sinclair, John 1

Whiteley, Georgel

1

2

Torrino,

Norkett, Alfred 1

Smith, J. H.

Bond, H. Capt. 1

Italy.

Kingsley, S. C. 1 registd.

Neilson, John

1

Bat, A.

Ewing, Mr. A.

Sardinha,

Woodmason,Jno.1

1

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Nunes, B.

1

Anto. P.

1

Wykeen

1

Wunsch, A

1

Berthyer, L.

Mis

}

Edwards, John 1

Kirkwood, D. 1

Schuster & Son 2

King, T. H.

Oryan, John

Sinclair, Augus 1

Fyfe Barr & Co.

1

Carvalho, A. F.1

W. Capt.

Steele, John

Young, David

Fowler, J.

Latch, J. W. 1

Owen, Thcs.

1

Crutchly, (Boiler Maker)

Flaman Kasim, ?

Rosalia Miss

1

Lyons, S.

2

Lannahan, John 1

Panigati, F.

Fevez, Alfred

1

Leighton, John 1

Pratt, Frank

Smith, William 1 Silva, M. A. Stephenson, J. Capt.

1

}

(Engineer)) Young, Edward 1 Yong Attai Yong Wen Wing 1

1

2

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Adeline

Alexandra Anita

1

1

Carmeline Caroline Catherine

2

}

1

Asphodel

Confucius

1

1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Honghong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 2nd April, 1869.

Elizabeth

Cushing Esmeralda Ercella

Johanna An-

thonia

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Papa.

Joseph Hambro 5

Johann Smeedt 1

Meilton Marie

}

Shooting Star San Francisco 1 St. Clare

1

1

1

Niphon

Aurelie

1

Chinhoy

Akbar

8

Charlotte

Ernst & Maria 1 Energie

Abanda

1

Chin Chin

Amalia

Channel Queen 2

Albert

Clara

10

G0

Altona

Chine & Havane 3

Fanny Smail Ferdinand

J. L. Dimmok 1 Jeanne Alice 4 Jalawar Jacoba Cornelia 1 J. C. Monroe

Niagara

2

Noorbrubrand 1

3

Neliey

Nayworth Castlel

1

Naiaden

1

1

Asa Eldridge 2

Canton

1

Finzel

2

A. W. Stevens 2

Charles Forty 1

Flying Cloud

1

Kim Yean Choon1 Kellor

Nettie Merriman 2 Norman

1

Antares

1

Cissy

Fabius

Aurora

1

Celestial Queen 1

Formosa

King of Italy 1 Klipper

Old England

1

Orpheus

2

Annie Grey

Cutty Sark

1

Feigh

Onrust

Appellina

CharlotteAndrewl

Festa

Lord Raglan

Ocean Queen

1

Ann Adamson 2

Ceres

1

Lucie

2

Odense

Ann

Carmelita

1

Lady Luiza

1

Andrew Jackson 1

Columbus

1

1

Glenroy

Lydia Helton

Prudhoe

Amoy

1

Carin

Golden Dragon 2

Louisa

4

Pactole

Amacree

4

Glaneur

1

Lady Belmore 2

4

Prospereti

America

George

2

Lily of Devon 3

Albert Victor

Diamond

Glenlee

1

Looling

1

Psyche Pantalon

Shunlee

Salavar

1

Sir Jemsetjee} 1

Family Seringapatan

St. Croix Saga Sophie

Singapore St. Magnus Sea Ripple

Stad Oldenzaal 1

Sui Tsing Siberia

Theresa

Three Brothers 1 Tamaris

1

1

1

Ty Hoong

1

Albany

Demon

1

Garibaldi

Amaranth

Drydens

1

Golden Fleece

2

Mataura

Douglas

Guinevere

1

1

Delia Carleton 1

Mirage Martha

Blue Jacket

of Jersey

Banjan

Burra Noorfol 1

Banda Berthe

1

Henry Grenfell 9

2

Modaration

Havelock

1

Mary Goodell

1212 -

1

Peter

Parramatta

Pons Ael?

Taunton

4

Pilger

1

Queen of the

Emelie

Hope

Maud Ellen

1

Ocean

}

4

Evangeline

2

Harriet Ewing 4

Morning Star 2

Ellen

1

Mary Mildred 1

Resolute

Esperanza

1

Invincible

1

Mercado

1

River Eden

7

1

Elsa

Corea

Chalgrove Chusan

122

Esk

N

Edouard Marie

Emperor

Indian Ironsides Iris

?

1

Minoka

1

Rantilope

Madagascar

1

Royal Saxon

1

Eliza

1sles of South Ida

Maria Miles Mikado Malay

Rocket

Timore

Thomas Edwards 1

Veritas Vesta

Witch of the

Wave } 3

West Derby Water Lily Woosung White Swallow 3

1

1

Samuel

2

Yokohama

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

Ships of War, 2nd April, 1869.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Cockchafer 1

Grasshopper

8

Melville

Letters. Papers.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

7 1 Meeanee

20

2

Princess Charlotte 25 1 Perseus

188

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1869.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March

27

30.02

63

30.02

28

30.04

62

30.11

""

29

30.07

60

30.11

""

30

30.12

61

30.11

"

31

30.05

63

30.00

88888

63

57

68

30.02

62

62

57

69

30.04

61

66

53

69

30.09

63

63

56

69

30.05

63

60

57

69

29.95

63

"

April

1

29.96

64

29.96

73

59

78

29.96

69

2

30.05

65

30.11

58

58

76

30.04

64

i

""

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYDROMETER.

THERMO-

METER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

RAIN.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

In inches during the |

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

9 A.M.

F.

1869.

Mar. 2728.20 28.26 28.24 28.21| 28.20 53.50 54.50 53.00] 52.50) 53.00| 52.00 52.50 57.00 EbN

4 EbN

4 NE

5

0.32

Thunder and rain during past night;

dense wet fog throughout.

""

""

28 28.24 28.30 28.30 28.25 28.25 52.50 53.50 53.00 €1.50 52.00 52.00 51.00 54.00; N 29 28.28 28.35 28.35 28.32 28.32 51.00 57.50 57.00 49.00] 54.00 55.00 50,00 57.00 NbE

4

2 N

5 NE

2 N

2

0.17

Rain during past night; thick passing

fog all day.

3 NNE

0.04

Fine overcast throughout.

:

"

30 28.31 28.37 28.34 28.28 28.26 52.50 56.50 56.50 50.00 53.00 54.00 51.50 59.00 E

i

5 E

5 E

6

0.00

Fine very hazy all day.

"1

31 28.26 28.32, 28.25 28.18 28.21 56.00 61.50 65.00 55.00 60.50 65.00 55.00 61.00 Ebs April 1 28.25 28.30 28.25 28.22 28.24 66.00 68.50 66.00 65.00 68.00 65.00 61.00 68.00 S

5 SE

6 S

4

0.00

Dense wet fog throughout.

4

3 WNW

2 Ebs

6

0.74

Rain, thunder, and lightning during

??

17

2 28.25 28.27 28.25 28.23 28.23 56.00 55.00 54.50 53.00 53.50 53.50 54.00 68.00 ENE 7.8 EbS

7.8 E

6

0.14

In re JAMES SIMPSON, Pilot at Shanghai,

deceased.

In re ANDREW PAGE, Master of the British Barque "Marion," decensed.

?OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin, and all other Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above named parties, de- ceased, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on Wednesday, the Fourteenth day of April, A.D. 1869; or, if none, that the next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, fail- ing 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,

TT

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

ORDINANCE, 1867.”

T is hereby notified that the Second Floor of the House hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, 67, Hollywood Road, was on the Thirtieth day of March, 1869, pursuant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

ALFRED LISTER, Acting Registrur General.

Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 30th Murch, 1869.

IT

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

ORDINANCE, 1867.”

T is hereby notified that part of the House hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, the Second and Third Floors of No. 34, Upper Lascar Row, was on the Thirtieth Day of March, 1869, pursuant to Section XXIII of the above Ordi- nance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

ALFRED LISTER, Acting Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 30th March, 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

WE

LEOPOLD FRICKEL, Plaintiff,

and

AMOS DICKENS MITCHELL,

Defendant.

HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Leopold Frickel, against the above named Amos Dickens Mitchell, to recover the sum of Three thousand Five hundred and Fifteen Dollars and Thirty-nine Cent, for goods sold

THE

past night; passing fog at intervals throughout.

Rain during past night; dense fog and

rain at intervals throughout.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr. EDWIN HENRY How in the Firm of E. H. How & Co., ceased on the 31st December, 1868.

Referring to the following notice of change in the Firm, the remaining Partner, Mr. W. P. GALTON is authorised to settle all outstanding

E. H. HOW & Co. Foochow, 31st March, 1869.

accounts.

NOTICE.

Business hitherto carried on by Messrs.

and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant, THE.. How & Co. was on the 1st January,

for money had and received by the Defendant for the use of the Plaintiff and for money paid by the Plaintiff for the Defendant at his request, and it being alleged that the said Amos Dickens Mit- chell does not reside within this Island or its dependencies, a writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued, returnable on the Nineteenth day

amalgamated with that of Mr. R. R. WESTALL, and will be continued under the Style or Firm of

WESTALL, GALTON & Co. Foochow, 31st March, 1869.

of April instant, wherein Lawrence P. Ward MR.

and George E. Lane, of Hongkong, are Gar- nishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action, the said Amos Dickens Mitchell or any person on his behalf, will give the security and notice, and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordi- nance 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 this Third day of April, 1869.

HENRY C. CALDWELL,

Plaintiff's Attorney.

NOTICE.

LL Persons indebted to the Estate of the late

ARBERS HINY GRANT, lately a Clerk

in the Naval Yard, Hongkong, are requested to make payment, and all persons having claims against the said Estate are notified to send in their claims to the undersigned without delay.

JNO. J. FRANCIS,

Solicitor for John D. Macdona d Thomson,

Executor.

Hongkong, 3rd April, A.D., 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM MAUNSELL REEVES is this day authorised to Sign our Firm per procuration.

WESTALL, GALTON & Co. Foochow, 31st March, 1869.

THE

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG WILHELM SCHWEMANN and of Mr. Ru- DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR

SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

MR.

NOTICE.

?. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

rized to sign our Firm in Foochow.

GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

*

188

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1869.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March

27

30.02

63

30.02

28

30.04

62

30.11

""

29

30.07

60

30.11

""

30

30.12

61

30.11

"

31

30.05

63

30.00

88888

63

57

68

30.02

62

62

57

69

30.04

61

66

53

69

30.09

63

63

56

69

30.05

63

60

57

69

29.95

63

"

April

1

29.96

64

29.96

73

59

78

29.96

69

2

30.05

65

30.11

58

58

76

30.04

64

i

""

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYDROMETER.

THERMO-

METER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

RAIN.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

In inches during the |

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

9 A.M.

F.

1869.

Mar. 2728.20 28.26 28.24 28.21| 28.20 53.50 54.50 53.00] 52.50) 53.00| 52.00 52.50 57.00 EbN

4 EbN

4 NE

5

0.32

Thunder and rain during past night;

dense wet fog throughout.

""

""

28 28.24 28.30 28.30 28.25 28.25 52.50 53.50 53.00 €1.50 52.00 52.00 51.00 54.00; N 29 28.28 28.35 28.35 28.32 28.32 51.00 57.50 57.00 49.00] 54.00 55.00 50,00 57.00 NbE

4

2 N

5 NE

2 N

2

0.17

Rain during past night; thick passing

fog all day.

3 NNE

0.04

Fine overcast throughout.

:

"

30 28.31 28.37 28.34 28.28 28.26 52.50 56.50 56.50 50.00 53.00 54.00 51.50 59.00 E

i

5 E

5 E

6

0.00

Fine very hazy all day.

"1

31 28.26 28.32, 28.25 28.18 28.21 56.00 61.50 65.00 55.00 60.50 65.00 55.00 61.00 Ebs April 1 28.25 28.30 28.25 28.22 28.24 66.00 68.50 66.00 65.00 68.00 65.00 61.00 68.00 S

5 SE

6 S

4

0.00

Dense wet fog throughout.

4

3 WNW

2 Ebs

6

0.74

Rain, thunder, and lightning during

??

17

2 28.25 28.27 28.25 28.23 28.23 56.00 55.00 54.50 53.00 53.50 53.50 54.00 68.00 ENE 7.8 EbS

7.8 E

6

0.14

In re JAMES SIMPSON, Pilot at Shanghai,

deceased.

In re ANDREW PAGE, Master of the British Barque "Marion," decensed.

?OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin, and all other Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above named parties, de- ceased, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on Wednesday, the Fourteenth day of April, A.D. 1869; or, if none, that the next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, fail- ing 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,

TT

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

ORDINANCE, 1867.”

T is hereby notified that the Second Floor of the House hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, 67, Hollywood Road, was on the Thirtieth day of March, 1869, pursuant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

ALFRED LISTER, Acting Registrur General.

Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 30th Murch, 1869.

IT

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

ORDINANCE, 1867.”

T is hereby notified that part of the House hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, the Second and Third Floors of No. 34, Upper Lascar Row, was on the Thirtieth Day of March, 1869, pursuant to Section XXIII of the above Ordi- nance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

ALFRED LISTER, Acting Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 30th March, 1869.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

WE

LEOPOLD FRICKEL, Plaintiff,

and

AMOS DICKENS MITCHELL,

Defendant.

HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Leopold Frickel, against the above named Amos Dickens Mitchell, to recover the sum of Three thousand Five hundred and Fifteen Dollars and Thirty-nine Cent, for goods sold

THE

past night; passing fog at intervals throughout.

Rain during past night; dense fog and

rain at intervals throughout.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr. EDWIN HENRY How in the Firm of E. H. How & Co., ceased on the 31st December, 1868.

Referring to the following notice of change in the Firm, the remaining Partner, Mr. W. P. GALTON is authorised to settle all outstanding

E. H. HOW & Co. Foochow, 31st March, 1869.

accounts.

NOTICE.

Business hitherto carried on by Messrs.

and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant, THE.. How & Co. was on the 1st January,

for money had and received by the Defendant for the use of the Plaintiff and for money paid by the Plaintiff for the Defendant at his request, and it being alleged that the said Amos Dickens Mit- chell does not reside within this Island or its dependencies, a writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued, returnable on the Nineteenth day

amalgamated with that of Mr. R. R. WESTALL, and will be continued under the Style or Firm of

WESTALL, GALTON & Co. Foochow, 31st March, 1869.

of April instant, wherein Lawrence P. Ward MR.

and George E. Lane, of Hongkong, are Gar- nishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action, the said Amos Dickens Mitchell or any person on his behalf, will give the security and notice, and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordi- nance 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 this Third day of April, 1869.

HENRY C. CALDWELL,

Plaintiff's Attorney.

NOTICE.

LL Persons indebted to the Estate of the late

ARBERS HINY GRANT, lately a Clerk

in the Naval Yard, Hongkong, are requested to make payment, and all persons having claims against the said Estate are notified to send in their claims to the undersigned without delay.

JNO. J. FRANCIS,

Solicitor for John D. Macdona d Thomson,

Executor.

Hongkong, 3rd April, A.D., 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM MAUNSELL REEVES is this day authorised to Sign our Firm per procuration.

WESTALL, GALTON & Co. Foochow, 31st March, 1869.

THE

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG WILHELM SCHWEMANN and of Mr. Ru- DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China, which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR

SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

MR.

NOTICE.

?. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho-

rized to sign our Firm in Foochow.

GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

*

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD APRIL, 1869.

NOTICE.

P. A. SEQUEIRA,

Piano Tuner and Repairer.

For Tuning once a Piano, $4. Engagement for Six Months certain, two tunings in a month, at $3 per month.

    Address care of Daily Press, China Mail or Government Gazette Offices.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG

mitted Partners in our Firm.

are

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL- LIAM NEILSON in our Firm ceased on the 30th June last.

Mr. TOBIAS PIM, M?. WILLIAM NISBET OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are authorized to sign our Firm in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co.

Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

THE

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES BENFERD DEACON in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

A

NOTICE.

DEACON & Co.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January, next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trustees,

                  E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

NOTICE.

Mis authorized to sign our Firm per pro-

ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW

curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. Ed-

FORD Mr. WII-

LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

NOTICE.

MR. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign

for us by procuration.

THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED. Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

THE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

THE undersigned, having been appointed Agents for the above Company at this Port, Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

I

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

have this day established myself as a Public Accountant, Average Adjuster, and General Commission Agent.

I

C. LANGDON DAVIES.

2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as General Commission Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

R. R. WESTALL.

Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

TH

NOTICE.

THE Undersigned have been appointed Agents at this Port for the Liverpool Underwriters' Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

NOTICE.

EMIL VOGEL and HEINRICH

MR.KIRCHHOFF become this day Partners in

our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., both here and at Canton.

HAGEDORN & Co. Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

NOTICE.

189

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

THE MA

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

THE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES " will be removed on the 15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 30th May, 1868.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

PARTIES having their own engraved Plates VISITING CARDS printed from

them, by applying at the Office of

NORONHA & SONS.

FOR SALE.

Tables shewing the proposed movements of the Contract Steamers of the P. & O. S. N. Co. during 1869.

Victoria Peak Signal Cards.

Vols. I & II of the Ordinances of Hongkong.

NORONHA & SONS.

Hongkong, 9th January, 1869.

"THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.”

Subscription:

Per Annum, Payable in advance, For 6 months do.

For 3 do.

Extra copies,..

do.

.$10.00

do.

de.

...$ 6.00 ......$ 4.00

...each, $0.50

Terms of Advertising:

For 5 Lines and under, $1.00

Each Additional line, $0.20

In Chinese-For 25 Characters for 1st insertion.

and under,

..$1.00

Each Additional character, 4 c. Repetitions,

.Half price.

Unless otherwise ordered, all advertisements will be repeated until countermanded.

Advertisements intended for insertion should be sent in not later than 3 P.M, on Saturdays.

"Government Gazette" Office,

Hongkong, 6th January, 1869.

Printed and Published by NORONHA & SONS, Printers to Hongkong Government, OswALD'S TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

1

DIE

JET

MAL

ION

DROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 15.

No. 41.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 10TH APRIL, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. XV.

The following Circular Despatch, of the 16th February, 1869, from the Right Honorable Earl GRANVILLE, K.G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, announcing an amended Scheme for His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh's Route in H. M. S. Galatea, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th April, 1869.

Circular.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

DOWNING STREET, 16th February, 1869. SIR,-With reference to my Predecessor's Circular Despatch of the 5th of November last, enclosing the Scheme of Route proposed to be taken by Captain His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, in Her Majesty's Ship Galatea, shewing the approximate times of arrival at and departure from the several places to be visited, I have the honor to enclose, for your information and guidance, an amended Scheme of the Route proposed to be taken by his Royal Highness.-I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant,

The Officer Administering the Government of

PLACE OF DEPARTURE.

Plymouth Madeira

Cape of Good Hope Swan River

Sydney Wellington

  Auckland Sandwich Isles Yokohama

Pechili Shanghai

Hong Kong Manilla

Singapore Penang

Calcutta

Colombo

Mauritius

HONGKONG,

&c., &c., &c.

(REVISED JANUARY, 1869.)

ROUTE of H.M.S. “Galatea,” with Approximate Times of Departure and Arrival.

DATE OF DEPARTURE.

1868.

First of November Middle of November

1869.

Beginning of January Beginning of February

Middle of March

End of May Middle of July End of August Third Week in Sept. First Week in October Third Week in October End of October

Middle of November End of November

1870.

Middle of March

End of April

End of May

Cape of Good Hope End of July

St. Helena

End of August

PLACE OF ARRIVAL.

DATE OF ARRIVAL.

Madeira

Cape of Good Hope

Swan River, (Western }

Australia) Sydney

Wellington Aucklard Sandwich Isles Yokohama (Japan) Gulf of Pechili Shanghai Hong Kong Manilla Singapore Penang Calcutta

S Trincomalee, Point de

Galle, or Colombo Mauritius

Cape of Good Hope St. Helena Plymouth

GRANVILLE.

REMARKS.

Including calling at Adelaide and Melbourne, occasioning a probable detention of eight days.

DISTANCE.

Miles

1868.

First Week in November End of December

1869.

1220

6440

End of January

4700

Middle of February

2290

End of March

1170

530

End of June

4778

With permission to visit Tahiti.

First Week in August

3300

Middle of September

1200

End of September

600

Middle of Octob?r

800

Last Week in October

650

First Week in November

1300

Third Week in November

380

Second Week in December

1280

1870.

End of March

1210

Middle of May

2091

Middle of June

2254

Middle of August

1707

End of September

4210

192

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH APRIL, 1869.

No. 42.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon on the 26th Instant, for certain Alterations and Additions to the Quarters occupied by the Staff at the Victoria Gaol.

Plans and Specifications may be seen at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th April, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary,

No. 43.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon on the 26th Instant, for Levelling the Site for the New Police Station at the Gap, also for the erection of the same Building.

Plans and Specifications may be seen at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th April, 1869.

No. 40.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Regulations for Street-Chairs and Chair-Coolies are published for general in- formation.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1869.

There are two Classes of Street Chairs, Ordinary and Special. All Street-Chairs may carry Persons who have engaged them up to any hour, but Ordinary Chairs may not ply for hire after first gunfire, (8 P.M.), nor Special Chairs after midnight.

As Special Chairs are secured for a higher sum ($50) than Ordinary Chairs ($25), it is for the interest of the Public to engage only the former after gunfire.

Each Street-Chair carries a Number, and its two Coolies a Badge each, bearing the same Number as the Chair.

The Numbers and Coolies' Badges of Special Chairs are WHITE, (1 to 200.)

The Numbers and Coolies' Badges of Ordinary Chairs are BLUE, (201 to 700.)

   When ground of Complaint arises against any Street Chair-Coolie, the Person aggrieved may either hand the Offender over to the Police, or send a memorandum of the complaint and the Chair's Number to the Registrar General.

   When Street Chair-Coolies are suspected of having retained missing property, the Number of their Chair should be sent to the Registrar General at once without any loss of time.

Each Street-Chair carries on the back of its Number Board a Tariff of Fares condensed from the following.

LEGALISED TARIFF OF FARES FOR CHAIRS, CHAIR BEARERS, AND BOATS, IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG.

Half hour, Three hours,

CHAIRS, OR ORDINARY PULLAWAY BOATS.

?

12 cents.

+

.50 cents.

Hour, Six hours,

Day (from 6 to 6), Night Fares (after 8 P.M.),

Beyond Victoria and back,

To Stanley and back,

CHAIR HIRE TO OUT DISTRICTS.

.20 cents.

.75 cents.

.One Dollar.

.10 cents extra.

50 cents

Man. per .60 cents per Mar.

Victoria lies below the level of Robinson Road, and includes all the town between the Mint and the Western Slaughter House, with the Race-course.

LICENSED BEARERS (EACH.)

Hour,............

8 cents.

Half day,

.20 cents.

Day,..

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1869.

.36 cents.

!

206

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH APRIL, 1869.

BAROMETER.

DAY OF MONTH.

Day of WEEK.

STANDARD.

ANEROID.

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

Min. | Max. Noon.

1234 LO

Mon. 30.202 |30.008 | 30.35 | 30.24

58

61

Tues. 30.110|30.006 | 30.23 | 30.12

62

65

Wed, 30.098 |29.999| 30.20 | 30.10 Thurs. 30.090 |29.996 | 30.20 | 30.09 Friday 30.074 29.952 | 30.18 30.08

59

69

68

73

68

10

Satur. 30.030 |29.944| 30.13| 30.06 Sun. 30.100 30.012 | 30.22 30.15 8 Mon, 30.028 |29.950| 30.15| 30.06 54 Tues. 30.024|29.956| 30.14 | 30.07 Wed. 30.067 30.006 | 30.17| 30.12

61

57

73

65

62

60

67

53

63

11

Thurs. 30.099 |30.004 | 30.21 | 30.11

52

62

13

12 | Friday 30.110 29.908 | 30.13 | 30.02 Satur. 29.916 29.856| 30.03 29.96

60

63

60

68

14

Sun. 29.904 [29.844 | 30.00 29.95 65

15

Mon. 29.950 29.864|| 30.03 29.93

69

75

16

Tues. 29.906 29.796 30.01

29.90

61

66

17

20

21

Wed. 29.870 29.782 29.96 29.89 18 Thurs. 29.850 29.720 29.93| 29.80 19 Friday 29.80129.708 | 29.87 29.80 Satur. 29.924 |29.876| 29.99 29.95 Sun. 29.990 |29.900 | 30.10 | 30.00

60

60

65

64

62

22

23

24

31

******A287

Mon. 29.908 29.816 30.00 29.90

Tues. 29.944 |29.852 | 30.04 29.95

Wed. 29.980 |29.862 | 30.10 | 29.96

59

25 Thurs.29.990 |29.870| 30.10| 29.96

59

26 Friday 34, 050|29.950| 30.15| 30.06

59

Satur. 30.020 |29.962 | 30.13 30.08

60

Sun. 30.048 130.000| 30.15 | 30.13 |

57

29

30

Mon. 80.100 30.036 | 30.20 | 30.14 Tues. 30.122 |30.000 | 30.22

57

30.11 57

Wed. 30.040 29.922 30.15 30.09

2868825558

61

ARRPP88288***888**888828AJJJ8AP

61

66

69

73

73.

65

57

67

63

63

61

68

888**32*N8P38284GJJ8RA

60.0

61.0 75

60.0

61.0

57.5 59.0

64.0

66.0

89

64.0

66.0

61.0

85

64.5 82

67.0

69.5

93

67.0 69.5

67.0

66.0

94

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONgkong, for THE MONTH OF MARCH, 1869.

THERMOMETER (Fahrenheit.)

SELF REGISTERING IN THE SHADE. Max. and Min of the previous 24 hours, taken at Noon.

WIND.

HYGROMETER.

MAX.

ATTACHED IN DRY BULB IN WET BULB IN IN SHADE. SUN'S SHADE.

HUMIDITY

COMPUTED. COMPLETE

SHADE.

DEW POINT COMPUTED.

FORCE

QUARTER.

0 to 12.

RAYS.

SATURATION

100.

RAIN.

Temp. at 9 A.M. 3 P.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.

83

Overcast.

Fine.

9 A.M.

STATE OF THE WEATHER.

3 P.M.

55.3

88

57.3 E.

E.

3

58.5

63.3 E.

E.

85

65.2

64.6 [E.

E.

69.0

72.0 87

69.0

72.0

68.0

71.0

94

94

67.2

70.2 Calm

Calm

71.5

65.0

89

71.5 65.0

69.5

64.0

87

94

68.4

63.2 E.

E.

65.0

65.0

75

65.0 65.0

64.0

64.0

94

94

63.2

63.2 Calm

E.

57.5

57.0

60

57.5

57.0

56.0 55.0 93

87

55.1

53.2 E.

E.

58.0 61.0 64

$58.0

61.0

57.0

59.0

93

88

56.1

57.3 [E.

64.5

68.0

85

64.5

68.0

63.5

67.0

94

94

63.2

66.2 Calm

Calm

64.0 60.0

79

64.0

60.0

62.5

58.0

91

88

61.2

56.2 E.

E.

62.0

61.0

82

62.0

61.0

60,0

58.5

88

85

58.3

56.3 E.

E.

60.5

60.0

89 60.5

60.0 59.5

59.5

94

97

58.2

59.0 E.

E.

64.0

70.0

83

64.0

70.0

63.5

69.0

97

94

63.1

68.2 [Calm

Calm

72

68.5 72.0

84

68.0

72.0

67.0

71.0

94

94

66.2

70.2 Calm

Calm

75

72.5 70.0

70

72.5

70.0

72.0

69.0

97

94

71.3

68.2 Calm

E.

67

64.0 66.0

79

64.0

66.0

63.0

65.0

94

94

64.2 E.

62.2

E.

66.0

67.0

78

66.0 67.0

65.0 65.5

94

91

64.2

64.3 E.

66.0 69.0 79

66.0

69.0 65.0

69.0

94

100

64.2

69.0 E.

74

74.0

74.0

80

74.0

74.0

73.5

72.0

97

89

73.1

70.5 Calm

72

72.0

68.5

75

72.0 68.0

68.5

67.0

81

94

65.6

66.2 E.

E.

62.0

62.5

73

62.0

62.5 60.5

61.5

91

94

38.9

60.4 E.

E.

68

67.0 68.0 78 67.0

68.0 65.5

67,5

91

97

64.0

67.1 E.

Calm

62

64.5

61.5

77

64.5

61.5

63.5

60.5

94

91

62.3

58.3 E.

E.

62

61.5 60.0

79

61.5

60.0

60.0

59.0

91

94

58.3

58.1

E.

E.

63

64.0

68.0 72

64.0

68.0

62.0

63.5

88

75 60.3

63

63

62.0

63.0

65

62.0

63.0

58.0

59.0

64

60

61.0

59.0

68

61.0 59.0 58.5

50.5

60

60.0

58.0

72

60.0

58.0

56.5

54.0

65

65

63.5

65.0

89

63.5

65.0

59.0

61.5

64

63.5 66.0

63.5

82

65

63

63.5 66.0

79

63.5 66.0

66.0 58.5 59.0 61.0

63.0

????

59.8 N.W. Calm

77

77

55.6 E.

54.6

Calm

84

84

56.3

54.3 Calm Calm

79

76

53.3

50.4 Calm

Calm

75

80

54.8

58.6 Calm

Calm

72

86

64 53.1

83 53.5

53.3 E.

E.

60.6 E.

E.

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2

...

...

Overcast.

...

Fine.

0.81

0.08

Overcast.

""

...

...

...

""

0.12

0.13

Heavy fog.

Overcast.

0.01 Overcast and rain.

Overcast.

Fine.

""

""

Overcast.

"

""

"}

"

""

""

"J

0.04

""

""

""

0.03

Overcast and slight rain.

Overcast and rain.

0.16

Overcast.

Overcast.

0.28

""

""

>>

""

""

""

""

""

0.22

Overcast.

"9

0.03

""

and slight rain.

0.06

Overcast.

0.01

Fine.

2.07

""

0.03

0.06

Fine.

0.01

19

Slight fog.

Fine.

Overcast.

""

Fog.

Overcast and slight rain.

21

Fine.

Overcast.

""

"

Fine.

Overcast.

and heavy rain.

...

Mean

30.011 29.914 30.11 30.02| 60.38 66.83 65.61 64.5

Maximum of month.

73

81

65.1 78.32

78

64.5

65.1

63.0 63.5

89.1

85.8 61.1

58.0

1.2

4.15

:

77

1866.

3.60

Minimum

do.

.52

51

56

52

Remarks.

1866.

1867.

1868.

During the month,

1867,

6.57

1868.

Range

21

30

22

25

2.90

1

1

noon.

DATE.

6 A.M.

A

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH APRIL, 1869.

GA

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1869.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter. meter.

Baro-

Thermo-

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

April

"

""

6

""

SDH LO CON∞ O

3

30.07

29.93

29.92

29.87

71

29.91

8

29.84

9

29.82

38STRO2

63

30.08

63

66

29.97

66

67

29.90

74

29.91

71

70

30.00

62

68

29.79

77

72

29.86

78

*282323

57

66

30.00

65

67

73

29.99

67

60

78

29.87

73

67

76

29.94

71

62

72

29.89

67

61

82

29.76

73

70

81

29.79

75

""

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

'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.

THERMO- METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

9 A.M.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

1869.

April 3

4

33

28.25 28.31 28.28 28.25 28.20 54.00 57.00 61.50 53.00 56.50 61.00 52.50 56.50 E

                                          ! 28.19 28.30 28.25 28.20 28.19, 66.00 66.00 68.00 66.00 63.00 67.50 56.50 67.50 SbE

5 SE

5 N

4 SE

5

0.44

3 SbW

2

0.23

}

5

??

6

28.22 28.28 28.28 28.17 28.18, 69.50 70.00 71.50 69.00 69.50 71.00 64.00 70.00 SSW

28.22 28.22 28.22 28.17 28.16 67.50 68.00 65.00 63.00 67.00 64.00 65.00 71.00 N

3 SSW

4 SW

5

0.45

3 SE

1 SE

4

0.19

1

7

59

"

9

??

28.20 28.20 28.14 28.14 28.13 61.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 59.00 61.00 68.00 E

28.16 28.17 28.10 28.03 28.03 66.50 69.00 69.50 66.00 68.50 69.00 58.50 68.50 S

28.17 28.17 28.14 28.05 28.08 69.50 71.50 71.50 69.00 71.00 71.00 68.00 71.50 SbE

5 EbS

4 E

5

0.21

Rain during past night; dense wet fog

all day.

Strong wind and rain past night; dense wet fog until 10 A.M., then fine over- cast; 3.30 P.M. fog throughout. Rain during past night with thunder;

dense wet fog all day.

Rain during past night with thunder; fine overcast; 8 A.M. fog, but clear at intervals.

4 S

4 SW

6 SbW

5 SSW

7

0.09

6

0.05

I

Rain during past night; dense wet fog with drizzling rain at intervals all day. Rain during past night; dense wet fog

all day. Dense wet fog throughout.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION.

TH

HE Court will sit on Wednesday next, the 14th instant, at 10 A.M., to hear applica- tions for the refunding of Police, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates under the Provisions of the "Police and Lighting Rate Amendment Ordinance, 1867," (11 of 1867), and "The Hongkong Fire Brigade Ordinance, 1868," (4 of 1868.)

By Order of the Court, CHARLES F. A. SANGSTER, Acting Clerk of Court. Hongkong, 10th April, 1869.

THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

No

HONGKONG.

OTICE.-An intermediate Court Day will

     be held on Monday, the Twelfth day of April, A.D. 1869, at Eleven o'clock in the fore-

Between

By Order,

F. S. HUFFAM,, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. LEOPOLD FRICKEL, Plaintiff,

and

AMOS DICKENS MITCHELL,

Defendant.

WHEREAS an Action has been commenced

in this Court at the suit of the above named Leopold Frickel, against the above named Amos Dickens Mitchell, to recover the sum of Three thousand Five hundred and Fifteen Dollars and Thirty-nine Cents, for goods sold and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant, for money had and received by the Defendant for the use of the Plaintiff and for money paid by the Plaintiff for the Defendant at his request, and it being alleged that the said Amos Dickens Mit- chell does not reside within this Island its dependencies, a writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued, returnable on the Twenty-sixth day of April instant, wherein Thomas William Bar- rington is Garnishee.

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action, the said Amos Dickens Mitchell or any person on his behalf, will give the security and notice, and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordi- nance 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 this Tenth day of April, 1869.

HENRY C. CALDWELL, Plaintiff's Attorney.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

WE

LEOPOLD FRICKEL, Plaintiff,

and

AMOS DICKENS MITCHELL,

Defendant. HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Leopold Frickel, against the above named Amos Dickens Mitchell, to recover the sum of Three thousand Five hundred and Fifteen Dollars and Thirty-nine Cents, for goods sold and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant, for money had and received by the Defendant for the use of the Plaintiff and for money paid by the Plaintiff for the Defendant at his request, and it being alleged that the said Amos Dickens Mit- chell does not reside within this Island or its dependencies, a writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued, returnable on the Nineteenth day of April instant, wherein Lawrence P. Ward and George E. Lane, of Hongkong, are Gar- nishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action, the said Amos Dickens Mitchell or any person on his behalf, will give the security and notice, and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordi- nance 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 this Third day of April, 1869.

HENRY C. CALDWELL, Plaintiff's Attorney.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY.

ORDINARY ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION. In the Matters of the INDIAN COM- PANIES ACT, 1866, and of the CENTRAL BANK OF WESTERN INDIA.

N

OTICE is hereby given, that by an order dated the 12th day of February, 1869, made by the Honorable Mr. Justice Westropp, it was ordered under Sections 154 and 128 of the said Act, that all persons claiming to be Creditors of the said Central Bank of Western India should, on or before the 12th day of July next, send in their names and addresses and particulars of their debts, claims, and demands in writing to the Liquidators, at their Office, No. 30, Meadow Street, within the Fort of Bombay, or in default should be finally barred from all claims or any claim against the said Bank.

Dated this 13th day of February, 1869.

KEIR, PRESCOT & WINTER, Attornies for the Central Bank of Western India.

NOTICE. THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr. EDWIN HENRY How in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1868.

THE

Referring to the following notice of change in the Firm, the remaining Partner, Mr. W. P. GALTON, is authorized to settle all outstanding

accounts.

Foochow, March, 1869.

THE

E. H. HOW & Co.

NOTICE.

THE Business hitherto carried on by Messrs. E. H. How & Co. was on the 1st January, amalgamated with that of Mr. R. R. WESTALL, and will be continued under the Style or Firm of WESTALL, GALTON & Co.

Foochow, March, 1869.

NOTICE.

MAUNSELL REEVES is

MR. WILLIAMO MA UNr Firm, per procura-

tion.

WESTALL, GALTON & Co.

Foochow, March, 1869.

207

1

1

noon.

DATE.

6 A.M.

A

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH APRIL, 1869.

GA

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1869.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter. meter.

Baro-

Thermo-

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

April

"

""

6

""

SDH LO CON∞ O

3

30.07

29.93

29.92

29.87

71

29.91

8

29.84

9

29.82

38STRO2

63

30.08

63

66

29.97

66

67

29.90

74

29.91

71

70

30.00

62

68

29.79

77

72

29.86

78

*282323

57

66

30.00

65

67

73

29.99

67

60

78

29.87

73

67

76

29.94

71

62

72

29.89

67

61

82

29.76

73

70

81

29.79

75

""

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

'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.

THERMO- METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

9 A.M.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

1869.

April 3

4

33

28.25 28.31 28.28 28.25 28.20 54.00 57.00 61.50 53.00 56.50 61.00 52.50 56.50 E

                                          ! 28.19 28.30 28.25 28.20 28.19, 66.00 66.00 68.00 66.00 63.00 67.50 56.50 67.50 SbE

5 SE

5 N

4 SE

5

0.44

3 SbW

2

0.23

}

5

??

6

28.22 28.28 28.28 28.17 28.18, 69.50 70.00 71.50 69.00 69.50 71.00 64.00 70.00 SSW

28.22 28.22 28.22 28.17 28.16 67.50 68.00 65.00 63.00 67.00 64.00 65.00 71.00 N

3 SSW

4 SW

5

0.45

3 SE

1 SE

4

0.19

1

7

59

"

9

??

28.20 28.20 28.14 28.14 28.13 61.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 59.00 61.00 68.00 E

28.16 28.17 28.10 28.03 28.03 66.50 69.00 69.50 66.00 68.50 69.00 58.50 68.50 S

28.17 28.17 28.14 28.05 28.08 69.50 71.50 71.50 69.00 71.00 71.00 68.00 71.50 SbE

5 EbS

4 E

5

0.21

Rain during past night; dense wet fog

all day.

Strong wind and rain past night; dense wet fog until 10 A.M., then fine over- cast; 3.30 P.M. fog throughout. Rain during past night with thunder;

dense wet fog all day.

Rain during past night with thunder; fine overcast; 8 A.M. fog, but clear at intervals.

4 S

4 SW

6 SbW

5 SSW

7

0.09

6

0.05

I

Rain during past night; dense wet fog with drizzling rain at intervals all day. Rain during past night; dense wet fog

all day. Dense wet fog throughout.

COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION.

TH

HE Court will sit on Wednesday next, the 14th instant, at 10 A.M., to hear applica- tions for the refunding of Police, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates under the Provisions of the "Police and Lighting Rate Amendment Ordinance, 1867," (11 of 1867), and "The Hongkong Fire Brigade Ordinance, 1868," (4 of 1868.)

By Order of the Court, CHARLES F. A. SANGSTER, Acting Clerk of Court. Hongkong, 10th April, 1869.

THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

No

HONGKONG.

OTICE.-An intermediate Court Day will

     be held on Monday, the Twelfth day of April, A.D. 1869, at Eleven o'clock in the fore-

Between

By Order,

F. S. HUFFAM,, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. LEOPOLD FRICKEL, Plaintiff,

and

AMOS DICKENS MITCHELL,

Defendant.

WHEREAS an Action has been commenced

in this Court at the suit of the above named Leopold Frickel, against the above named Amos Dickens Mitchell, to recover the sum of Three thousand Five hundred and Fifteen Dollars and Thirty-nine Cents, for goods sold and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant, for money had and received by the Defendant for the use of the Plaintiff and for money paid by the Plaintiff for the Defendant at his request, and it being alleged that the said Amos Dickens Mit- chell does not reside within this Island its dependencies, a writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued, returnable on the Twenty-sixth day of April instant, wherein Thomas William Bar- rington is Garnishee.

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action, the said Amos Dickens Mitchell or any person on his behalf, will give the security and notice, and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordi- nance 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 this Tenth day of April, 1869.

HENRY C. CALDWELL, Plaintiff's Attorney.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

WE

LEOPOLD FRICKEL, Plaintiff,

and

AMOS DICKENS MITCHELL,

Defendant. HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Leopold Frickel, against the above named Amos Dickens Mitchell, to recover the sum of Three thousand Five hundred and Fifteen Dollars and Thirty-nine Cents, for goods sold and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant, for money had and received by the Defendant for the use of the Plaintiff and for money paid by the Plaintiff for the Defendant at his request, and it being alleged that the said Amos Dickens Mit- chell does not reside within this Island or its dependencies, a writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued, returnable on the Nineteenth day of April instant, wherein Lawrence P. Ward and George E. Lane, of Hongkong, are Gar- nishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action, the said Amos Dickens Mitchell or any person on his behalf, will give the security and notice, and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordi- nance 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 this Third day of April, 1869.

HENRY C. CALDWELL, Plaintiff's Attorney.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY.

ORDINARY ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION. In the Matters of the INDIAN COM- PANIES ACT, 1866, and of the CENTRAL BANK OF WESTERN INDIA.

N

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 17TH APRIL, 1869. -

VOL. XV.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Report from the Captain Superintendent of Police for the Year 1868, is published for general information.

By Command,'

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th April, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

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POLICE DEPARTMENT, HONGKONG, 4th February, 1869.

Sir, I have the honor to forward, for the information of His Excellency the Governor, a Return of Serious and Minor Offences reported to have been committed during the year 1868.

2. I also have the honor to enclose a separate Return of Felonies coming under the cognizance of the Police during the same year, in accordance with the instructions conveyed to me in your despatch No. 588, of 5th December, 1868.

3. From these and similar Returns forwarded last year, it will be apparent that Serious Crimes have decreased 13.8 per cent, Minor Offences, 2.9 per cent, and all Crimes, 5.5 per cent, when compared with the year 1867.

Year.

1867 1868

Serious Crimes.

1,458 1,256

Decrease.

13.8

Minor Offences.

4,585 4,449

Decrease.

2.9

All Offences.

Decrease.

6,043 5,705

5.5

4. This decrease of Serious Crimes I believe to be especially attributable to the infliction of the punishment of flogging in cases of crime accompanied by violence; and also to the optional deportation of well known criminals.

   5. I regret to find that a large increase is apparent in the number of European prisoners. Drunkenness shows an increase of 215 cases, equivalent to 82.5 per cent on the Return of the previous year.

   6. In cases of Robbery with Violence, perpetrated solely by Chinese, a decrease of 109 cases is noticeable, the number being 41 in 1868 and 150 in 1867; whilst Assaults with Intent to Rob are less numerous by 31 cases, only four having been reported in 1868.

7. Two cases of Murder occurred, one of an American named Yancey residing at British Kowloon; the other of a Turnkey of Victoria Gaol; in the first case, it transpired that nine persons had been engaged in the burglarious attack that resulted in Yancey's murder;.

In the second case the murderer, a convict in the Gaol,

suffered the extreme penalty of the Law.

8. Cases of common Assaults continue to be very numerous, averaging more than 2 for each day.

9. Seventy-six cases of Burglary are reported, against 119 in the previous year, shewing a decrease of 43 cases. This may, I think, be in a great measure owing to the arrest of a gang of 10 men, who lived in the shed on the hill side near the Rifle Butts, and who were traced on information procured by a Lokong after they had perpetrated some most daring burglaries.

10. The decrease of 323 cases of Gambling (181 in 1868-504 in 1867) is clearly attributable to the establishment of Licensed Public Gaming Houses; and here I may remark that these Returns of crime dissipate the idea, prevalent at the time of their introduction, that crime would be largely increased.

11. Sixty-eight cases of Kidnapping appear, at first sight, to manifest a very extensive field of crime, but reference to the "Discharged" column shows the number of cases dismissed by the Magistrates, and which really might have been refused at the Police Stations, as they are in fact cases wherein the alleged kidnapped person, being of sufficient age to be responsible for his actions, had voluntarily joined an emigrant ship, and then, repenting of his undertaking, had pursuaded his friends to charge the Agents who engaged him with Kidnapping. The remaining cases are more serious and refer to the Abduction of Children for sale on the mainland.

12. Cases of unlawful possession (215 in 1868—360 in 1867) refer generally to articles of small intrinsic value, and a large number yearly arise from property stolen at fires.

13. Cases of Larceny continue very numerous (805 in 1868-719 in 1867) and are, I think, greatly fostered by the conveniences afforded by the Pawn Shops for the disposal of the property. As usual, in no case during the year has any Pawnbroker voluntarily assisted the Police, but more stringent Rules are now being enforced as to the issue and renewal of Pawnbrokers' Licenses.

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210

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH APRIL, 1869.

    14. Under the head of Piracy (21 in 1868-35 in 1867) will be found a great many cases affecting small Fishing Boats and which should rather be described as Robberies in Chinese Waters. The only attack on a European vessel was that on the North German barque Lesmona, on the 25th May, off the Island of Hainam. The vessel was captured and scuttled by the Pirates, the crew narrowly escaping with their lives. The distance of the place of attack, 300 miles from Hongkong, prevented the Police of this Colony being successful in arresting any of the culprits, although they obtained information as to the place where two of the piratical junks were for ? time lying. Their seizure was however unaccomplished, through a misunderstand- ing on the part of the Officer in command of the Gun-boat that was sent in search, as to the proper place to visit. As His Excellency is well aware, although these offences are placed on the Police Returns, the Police themselves have no power or means to act without the waters of the Colony.

15. As to miscellaneous offences, there is little worthy of remark, except the large items of the arrest of 427 as suspicious. characters and 324 for hawking without license. It is under the former heading that a large number of persons, who have been connected with more serious crimes, have been convicted; when the main charge through the absence of witnesses, or non-production of property, would have broken down. The number of licensed hawkers is very great and thus several persons screen themselves in the crowd from taking out licenses. I may here remark that the Police are at present powerless to stop the street cries of these men, unless some person is ready to prove at the Police Court that he was annoyed or alarmed. 16. Although the diminution of crime is often traceable to external circumstances, yet the daily increasing knowledge of their duties by the Police must, in a great measure, have tended to the above effect. The Sikh constables are rapidly becom- ing more acquainted with the nature of their work and many are endeavouring to obtain a knowledge of the Colloquial to increase their usefulness; whilst, as a body of disciplined men, it is unquestionable that they would be of great service if in the event of any disturbance, the necessity should arise.

17. External assistance has been rendered to the Police during the past year through the continued employment of district watchmen, and the co-operation of informants in the pay of the licensees of the Gambling Houses. The former have paid especial attention to cases of Kidnapping, Larceny and Breaches of the Peace; and the latter to reporting the return of any well known criminals.

18. As an increased means of keeping up a proper supervision over constables on their beats, the Mounted Force has been increased and a larger amount of patrolling is done. Apart from the benefits arising from rapid communication with the out-stations, I think a marked improvement is visible in the deportment of constables on duty.

19. The conduct of the Police is apparently improving, especially since the latter part of the year, when the severe example of two Inspectors being dismissed for drunkenness took place. The mess of the Europeans has, under the superintendence of one of the Inspectors, been more carefully attended to and certain conveniences added. The men consequently remain more together in Barracks instead of frequenting the Town when off duty.

20. Much has been done during the past year towards the improvement and repair of Barracks of the Force; but still the want of greater accommodation, both for men and horses, is urgently felt at the Central Station.

21. The Fire Arms of the men are now worn out and will require to the replaced.

   22. The removal of the Water Police from a Station on land to a floating Hulk has quite answered the expectations. entertained. Communication is rendered more easy both from the shipping and the Central Station; and the duties appear to be carried out more efficiently.

   23. Improved as the means of communication are with the out-stations through the increase of horses attached to the Police, I must urge the advantages that would result from the introduction of telegraphic wires. This matter I have already referred to in C. S. O. No. 341 of 1868, and it is, I believe, under consideration.

   24. The disturbed state of British Kowloon, owing to the lawless and desperate characters that reside there, and its proximity to Chinese territory has rendered it necessary to strengthen the Police detachment there. A large space of ter- ritory is still however left comparatively unprotected. The question of adopting here and in small villages on the Island the Indian plan of punitive Police Stations, the expenses of which are defrayed by the villagers, should any grave outrage occur, may be deemed worthy of consideration.

25. The out-stations of Aberdeen, Stanley and Showkewan have, owing in a great measure to the care of the Inspectors in charge, been exempt from any serious crime.

26. I am indebted to Mr. Deputy Superintendent Creagh for the enclosed Report on the stables.

The Honorable J. GARDINER Austin,

Colonial Secretary.

I have the honor to be,

Sir, Your most obedient Servant,

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent.

Return of Felonies coming under the notice of the Police during the Year 1868.

Degree of Offences.

No. of Cases.

1868. 1867. 1868. | 1867.

Persons Im- [No. of Persons]No. of Persons plicated. Convicted. Discharged.

Executions.

Remarks.

1868. | 1867. 1868.

1867. 1868. | 1867.

Murder,

O

2

2

10

8

1

1

2

1

1

Attempt at Murder,.

2

3

3

Piracies,.

21

35

? a

?

9

12

14

10

4(a) One Prisoner committed

Suicide before Trial.

Burglary,

76 119

165

318

38

52

13

5

Highway Robbery,

41

150

92

329

16 94

14

59

Embezzlement and Extortion,

15

8

18

12

12

11

6

Kidnapping,

68

53

94

69

36

36

36

31

Unlawful Possession,

215

360

285 434

172

303 113 130

Larceny,

805

719 1,090

962

616 526 308

385

Counterfeit Coin,

12

9

33

10

24

5

Arson,

1

1

1

1

Total,.

|1,256 |1,458 |1,788 2,146

909 1,043

531

626

1

5

Police Department, 4th February, 1869.

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent.

BURGLARY

& FORCIBLE

ROBBERY

WITH VIOLENCE ENTRY INTO FROM THE

DWELLING

PERSON. HOUSE.

ASSAULTS

WITH

INTENT

TO ROB.

RETURN of SERIOUS and MINOR OFFENCES reported to have been committed during the Year 1868, with Results of such Reports.

LARCENY.

FELONIES

NOT

ALREADY

ASSAULTS.

GIVEN.

GAMBLING.

KID-

UNLAWFUL

PIRACY.

NAPPING.

POSSESSION.

EURO-

PEANS

AND

AMERI-

MISCELLANEOUS

INDIANS.

CHINESE.

TOTAL.

OFFENCES.

CANS.

INDIANS.

1

REMARKS.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT

10 Refusal of Duty.

Extortion.

16 Rogues and Vagabonds.

Damaging Property.

1 Breach of Gaol Ordinance.

Public Vehicles Ordinance.

5 Obtaining goods or money under false Pre-

tences.

3 Neglect of Duty and Desertion.

6 Rogues and Vagabonds.

Obtaining goods under false Pretences.

7 Mutiny.

Damaging Property.

Extortion.

Breach of Public Vehicles Ordinance.

March,

CO

?-

1911

1 2

701 87 45

27

:

73 136 104) 30

25

25

February,. 2 8 179

16

83 112 70]

30 411 2 5

72 138 105]

35 18 26

17

N

January,

613 6.. 6 12

73 140 58 68 2

b

:

51 101

84 17 19 61 34

27 811 4 3 9 11

10 1 1

: 2

96

130

120

2

2

2

36

66

44

4

5

4

14

18

13

5

2 17

20 13

7 J?

40

76

33 69 10 18! 1 366 96 453

107

9

9

4

165

220

191

37

49 47

2 911 8 1

22 28 17 11 2 ?

54 197

46] 63

3

GO

12

??

669

104 744

112|| 33

37

34

151

21 47 31 63 4 9 2 343

113

415

119

EUROPEANS.

1868.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons implicated.

No. of Persons convicted.

No.

Cases

of reported.

Persons

discharged.

No. of Persons implicated.

No.

of Persons convicted. No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

No. of Persons implicated. No. of Persons convicted. No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

No. of Persons implicated.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported. No. of Persons implicated. No. of Persons convicted. No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported. No. of Persons implicated.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

No. of Persons implicated.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons implicated. No. of Persons convicted. No of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

No. of Persons implicated.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

No. of Persons implicated. No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged. DRUNKENNESS.

NUISANCES.

No PASS OR LIGHT.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons implicated.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

111}

29 312

65 81 45

24 2 3 3

?

1

1

I 599

60 666

75

46]

65

49

16

82 139 104

34

37 145 97

4811 14 4 6

17 24

10

143 ?

32 113

90

51

11 16 5 553 151

620

167

May,.

5 9

1 51

17 1.. 1 4 2 2

63

90 47

12 2 6

61

99 162 119]

36

19

85

79

6 47

April,

?

5

10 11

11

:

2 ?

36

78 177 59

14

8

00

GAZETTE, .17TH APRIL, 1869.

211

June,

1 2

16 6

58

65 47

12 11 1 h

85 143 108]

35

6) 20 11

9 710 7 3

Co

Co

~

45 ? 8

34

62 76 78

11 13

2 410

89

501

102

1

21

21

1

1

1

191

427

323

July,

511 3 12

21 8

78 95

61

16.

272

324

315

91 147 93

42

11

44

41

3914 4 4 15

27 12

15 3?

14

32

80 46

80

10. 8]

*

465.

108

553

122

44

44

211

4 Absconding.

1

21

2

3

h

August,

815 2 1 5

8 2

84 123 69

28 1 2 1 1

82 125 115]

40

7

3

3 Intimidating Workmen.

11

13

8

~

49

29

20 3 3 3

?

76 103 63

40 1 ? 1

22

29 164 62

10 22 4 558 154 642 168

14

23

22

September,. 1 2

14

601 64

32]

17 2 2 2

80 114 -82

30 5

37 2

35 695 4 10

10 7

3

40 55

93

83

10 15 9 349

94 447 113

CHINESE.

37

147

142]

5

"

13

14

12

2

""

Mutiny.

Attempt at Suicide.

104 Suspicious Characters.

9 Hawking without License.

Not rendering Assistance.

5 Bribery and Extortion.

1 Breach of Registration Ordinance. Harbor and Coasts Gaol

""

36

64

42

22

35

Opium and Spirits

"

45

131

120

11

""

Public Vehicles

"}

1

1

1

?

Pawnbroker's

""

33

38

72

59

13 Trespass.

October,

1 2

-

m

67 95

45

31 1 9..

3

64 118 73 4.5

9

25 10

15.3 5 2 3

4

37

45

34

00

52 77 51 106 18 22 8 314

87 442 113

59

93

69

November,

47

co

N

7'

53

72

46

17 1 11 1 62 109 65 44

121

17

7

10 2 2 1 1 11

13

7 6 1 ?

h

December,..

410

9 1

51

86 51

20 341 3 41 70 47 23 13 19 15 445.. 5 181 241 14

n

10 2 ?

?

:

·

:

15

17

12

11 Neglect of Duty.

22 Damaging Property.

7 Obtaining goods and money under false

331

91

24 Counterfeit Coin.

[Pretences.

4

4

Posting Bills.

38

93

39 60 7

4

11

9 322

75

393

91

1

1

Furious Driving.

2

2

Firing Crackers.

50

98

47 921 9 13

5

309

87

414

101

838 1,482 1,213]

243

899 | 866

511000 893 866 117 167

55 5,257 1,218 6,290 1,390 1,049 1,775 1,453]

296

TOTAL,... 41|92|16|1576|| 165 |38|13|| 410 4

POLICE DEPARTMENT, Hongkong, 4th February, 1869.

805 1110 616 3021942 1219 882 1502 1099 411|| 181 577 389 188 68 93 38 37 215 285 172 11321 ? 914 451|1

(a) Committed suicide before Trial.

(b) Died in Hospital.

(d) Absconded from Bail.

(c) Escaped from Gaol.

(e) False Charge.

(?) Administering Drugs.

(g) Manslaughter.

(h) Manslaughter.

(i)

Murder.

(1) Perjury.

(m) Murder.

(n) Forgery.

(0) Manslaughter.

(p) Unnatural Offence.

Embezzlement.

Total Number of Cases,.

6,043

Total Nember of Persons implicated,

.8,856

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent.

:

212

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH APRIL, 1869.

The attached statement shows the present state of the Police Horses. Nos. 1 to 9 inclusive are the survivors of the batch that I brought from Calcutta in March, 1868.

They are all sound with the exception of No. 1, who is now under treatment for a slight strain of the suspensory liga- ments of the near fore leg. Of the remaining horses, Nos. 15, 16, 18 and 19 are unsafe to ride and unfit for further service, I would recommend that they be sold and re-placed by Japanese or Chinese ponies. The latter, being hardier and requiring less attention than horses, are best suited to out-station work, where of necessity they are at the mercy of a Chinese coolie.

   The remaining, Nos. 11, 12, 13, 14 and 17 are beginning to be worn out, but can still perform light work on level roads, they are useful at Nos. 1, 7, and Showkewan Stations.

   The Central Station stables have been recently improved by substituting a stone floor for one of soft brick. The veran- dah has been closed in with thick mat screens, which protect the stalls from the sun during day and from cold draughts of air at night.

Sickness has greatly decreased since these alterations were made.

The new stable at the East and West Point Stations are, as regards internal arrangement, probably as good as any in the Colony, but their distance from Head Quarters is a serious objection in cases of sudden illness.

The stables at Aberbeen and Showkewan are, as has been frequently reported, unfit for the purpose.

   At Stanley no accommodation whatever has been provided. The nature of Police duty renders it peculiarly productive of disease in horses. An animal that has only had patrol work for days has suddenly to go off 8 or 10 miles at a good pace, and that frequently during the hottest time of the day. A walk up and down in the sun for an hour is not a sufficient res- torative for an animal that has taken an express 11 miles to this Station and it is unprofitable to Government as well as trying to the horse, not to provide shelter.

   I would suggest that a stable be provided at Stanley and Aberdeen, each to contain one stall for the horse or pony attached to the Station and at least one spare stall for the accommodation of horses from Victoria. Until the question of removing the Showkewan Station has been settled, a stable cannot be erected there.

C. V. CREAGH, Deputy Superintendent of Police.

Central Police Barracks, 4th February, 1869.

No. 45.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st March, 1869, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th April, 1869.

BANKS.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE

IN RESERVE.

Oriental Bank Corporation,

394,037

131,346

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,.

361,815

150,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

399,305

135,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,.......

926,279

400,000

TOTAL,....

2,081,436

816,346

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon, on Tuesday the 27th instant, for the supply of 1,500 yards of Khakee Drill for Summer Clothing for the Indian and Sikh Police.

Samples to be produced at the time of the opening of the Tenders.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th April, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

:

212

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH APRIL, 1869.

The attached statement shows the present state of the Police Horses. Nos. 1 to 9 inclusive are the survivors of the batch that I brought from Calcutta in March, 1868.

They are all sound with the exception of No. 1, who is now under treatment for a slight strain of the suspensory liga- ments of the near fore leg. Of the remaining horses, Nos. 15, 16, 18 and 19 are unsafe to ride and unfit for further service, I would recommend that they be sold and re-placed by Japanese or Chinese ponies. The latter, being hardier and requiring less attention than horses, are best suited to out-station work, where of necessity they are at the mercy of a Chinese coolie.

   The remaining, Nos. 11, 12, 13, 14 and 17 are beginning to be worn out, but can still perform light work on level roads, they are useful at Nos. 1, 7, and Showkewan Stations.

   The Central Station stables have been recently improved by substituting a stone floor for one of soft brick. The veran- dah has been closed in with thick mat screens, which protect the stalls from the sun during day and from cold draughts of air at night.

Sickness has greatly decreased since these alterations were made.

The new stable at the East and West Point Stations are, as regards internal arrangement, probably as good as any in the Colony, but their distance from Head Quarters is a serious objection in cases of sudden illness.

The stables at Aberbeen and Showkewan are, as has been frequently reported, unfit for the purpose.

   At Stanley no accommodation whatever has been provided. The nature of Police duty renders it peculiarly productive of disease in horses. An animal that has only had patrol work for days has suddenly to go off 8 or 10 miles at a good pace, and that frequently during the hottest time of the day. A walk up and down in the sun for an hour is not a sufficient res- torative for an animal that has taken an express 11 miles to this Station and it is unprofitable to Government as well as trying to the horse, not to provide shelter.

   I would suggest that a stable be provided at Stanley and Aberdeen, each to contain one stall for the horse or pony attached to the Station and at least one spare stall for the accommodation of horses from Victoria. Until the question of removing the Showkewan Station has been settled, a stable cannot be erected there.

C. V. CREAGH, Deputy Superintendent of Police.

Central Police Barracks, 4th February, 1869.

No. 45.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st March, 1869, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th April, 1869.

BANKS.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE

IN RESERVE.

Oriental Bank Corporation,

394,037

131,346

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,.

361,815

150,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

399,305

135,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,.......

926,279

400,000

TOTAL,....

2,081,436

816,346

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon, on Tuesday the 27th instant, for the supply of 1,500 yards of Khakee Drill for Summer Clothing for the Indian and Sikh Police.

Samples to be produced at the time of the opening of the Tenders.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th April, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 35.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH APRIL, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

215

In reference to Government Notification No. 116 of the 20th October, 1868, it is hereby further notified that a Communication (10th November, 1868), from Vice-Admiral the Honorable SIR HENRY KEPPEL, K.C.B., has since been received, stating that the National Distinguishing Flag of Chinese War Vessels as recognised by H. M. Naval Authorities-would, pending a final arrangment, be a Square and not a Three Cornered Flag as described in the Admiral's letter printed in the Government Notification of last October.

   This alteration having been reported to H. M. Government and provisionally approved, notice thereof is hereby given to all whom it may concern.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th March, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

+

6 P.M.

1869.

THERMOMETER.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

April

10

29.89

75

29.90

76

73

83

29.87

177

11

31

29.92

76

29.97

73

88

29.93

77

12

""

29.98

74

30.06

64

64

84

30.04

64

13

""

30.02

62

30,05

61

61

65

30.05

60

14

""

30.04

60

30.05

63

59

66

30.03

61

15

>>

30.03

62

30.05

66

60

68

30.01

65

16

>>

30.02

66

30.06

82

60

82

30.00

70

BAROMETER.

DATE.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

ΝΘΟΝ,

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

? A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK. Height above Sea Level 1,770 feet.

HYDROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO- METER.

Self Registering.

WINDS.

RAIN.

'NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

Min. Max. 6 A.M. NOON.

6 P.M. NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

| In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

1869.

April 10 28.18 28.25 28.23 28.16, 28.16 71.50 72.50 72.50 71.00 72.00 72.00 70.50 72.00 SSW

2 SSW

4 SbW 6

0.06

|

Dense wet fog throughout.

11

28.22 28.28 28.25 28.22 28.20, 71.50 72.50 72.00 71.00 72.00 71.50 71.00 72.50 S

2 SbW

3 SSW

1

0.05

""

12 28.30 28.34 28.35 28.30 28.28 72.00 65.00 61.00 71.00 64.50 60.00 72.00 75.00]

0 SSW

3 NE

3

0.03

13 28.30 28.31 28.29 28.25 28.29 57.50 58.00 57.00 57.00 57.50 56.00 57.00 72.00 ENE

4 EbN

4 NE

3

0.13

"

14 28.25 28.30 28.31 28.25 28.24 58.00 57.50 57.00 57.00 56.50 56.50 56.00 58.00 E

4 EbS

5 E

0.28

4

??

15 28.30 28.33 28.32 28.31 28.30 60.00 64,50 60.00 59.50 64.00 59.50 56.50 64.00 SE

3 SE

5 SSE

Do.

Do. and drizzling rain.

Rain during past night; dense fog

and drizzling rain throughout. Rain during past night; dense wet fog

throughout.

4

0.21

Dense wet fog and rain throughout.

"

16 28.35 28.36, 28.40 28.29 28.28 67.50 70.00 69.50 67.00 69.00 68.00 64.00 70.00 SE

1 SE

1

0.05

Fine; dense fog below until noon;

then hazy throughout.

No. 56.-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.

Bailey, Miss Jane, Queen's Hotel, Clifton, Bristol,

1

Mary, M., Boulevard, Montparnasse, 72, bis Paris,.

1

Bradbrook, Mrs. M. A., Adelaide, South Australia,...................

1

McKay, Jessie, 55, Randall Street, Poplar, London,

Bayer, A., 41, Rue du Coq, Marseilles,....

Brady, Mrs. G. H., 235, South Third Street, Brooklyn, U.S.A., Cotton, Mrs. G. H., 92nd Street, 10th House, New York,..

1

Martin, Mrs., 26, Lancaster Street, Kirkdale Road, Liverpool,. Matlock, J. N., 8, Baldwin Street, Newark, U.S.A.,

Cosson, Henri, Avenue de Paris, No. 50, Paris,

Millar, William, 17, Perseverance Place, St. Georges, East, London, Moroney, Sarah, Sandhurst, Australia,

1

1

Duhamel, H., Mme., Rue Ancelot, Havre,

Murphy, L., 47, Howard Street, Broadway, New York,..

1

Duplay & Repelin, Messrs., London,.

Olly, Miss E., 90, Regent's Park Road, London,

1

Durstcler, Wetzikon, Zurich, Switzerland,

Farnham, George, Shepherd, Ware, Essex,

Paterson, Revd. Doctor, 224, West Regent Street, Glasgow,. Peterson, Mr., 6, White Gate Court, Hull, England,...........

.(Book) 1 1

   Francisco, Antonio, Sacramento, California,. Gregory, Mr., Prospect Street, Brooklyn, U.S.,

Pope, J. T., Hoop & Grapes, Cable Street, Wellclose Square, London,....... 1 Pope, Mrs.,

do.,

do.,

do.,

...

1

Hall, Guthrie Meadow Bank, Edinbro',

Radeke, C. W., Esquire, London,

1

Hay, Charles, Port Adelaide, South Australia,.

Rutherfurd, Bros., Dundee,

1

Hebson, Mrs., 1, Belgrave Terrace, Lee, Kent,

1

Hodgson, Mrs., 53, Talbot Road, Westbourne Park, London,

1

Scheidecker, Gustave, 182, Faubourg, Saint Antonie, Paris,. Scott, Mrs., C. N., Ship W. Kidston, London,

1

1

Jack, Robert, 29, Markland Street, Glasgow,

1

Scott, Captain, Thos.,

do.,

do.,

Keho, Mary, 82, West Seventeenth Street, New York,

Keller, Wallis, & Postlethwaite, London,

1

Kofod, M. A, 51, Francis Terrace, Victoria Park, London, Krino, Mr., Upper Frederick Street, Liverpool,

Sun Sun Fat, Little Bourk Street, Melbourne,. Teixeira, Hypolito Pinto do Cunha, Lisbon,. Thomas, T., 41, Manour Street, Liverpool,

Valle, Mrs., 2, Mountjoy Street, Dublin,

Kwong Chung Moon, care of Hung Woo, Washerman, Melbourne,................ 1 Labourian, Ch., Alexandrie,

General Post Office, Hongkong, 12th April, 1869.

Williams, Mrs., 21, Prestage Street, Blackwall, London, Wagner, P., Warren Street, No. 59, New York,..

F. W. MITCHELL,

Postmaster General.

?1

1

216

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH APRIL, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Anderson, J.M.

1

Christophe, Nicolas

Ghirardi,

Aqua, John

1

Monsr.

Giovanni

Green, J. P.

2

ham S.

Giovanni, L.

Allem?o, S. P. 2

Bariletti, Frank 1

Brown, Ann&

Mary, Misses

}1

Cooper, D.,

(Solicitor) Clark, Horace F. Clark, John

Gustrin, F.

2

Goodall, Geo.

Goldsmith,

}1

Monsr.

}

Graves, P. W. 1

Brown, O.

Gunn, John

1

Bretton, Wm.

1

Bowen, Frank

Boutfol, Monsr. 1 Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. 1

Choong

Kheng Oon} Cayrns, R. H. 1

1

Hutter, Georges 1

Hill, A.

1

Hart, W. T..

1

Bat, A.

Blanchard,

Richd.,

Clair

Brettom, W.

Bremer, Kamp 1

    J. J. Bellem, Jos? L. 2 Burke, Edmund 1 Bandichon, F. Baas, G.

Bond, H. Capt.

formerly of 4

the Brig Bezebee Bisset, Capt.

Bennett, C. R. 1

Burns, JS 1

Eugendo, ad-

dressed to,

Genoveffer Solomone

Vedour

Clark, Robt.

1.bk.

Dupuis, J. Monsr.1 Dominique, P. 2 Davidson, Luis 1 Drury, W. B. Dixson, W.

1

Egan, Edward 2

1

of Good Hope

Haswell, Ralph 1 Howard, H. S. Hargraves, Mrs. Haraux, Monsr. 1 "Horatio" ad-

dressed to, Mrs. H. Davies, Cape

Henderson,

Edwd. R.

Holston, Robt. 1

Marques, A. M.31

Muren, Monsr. 1 Meehan, James

M. D. Morrison, Miss Mazer, Bowen

Watson Mondaine, Eugenio Monset, Jules

Monsr. Marshall, Chs. 1

Macawley, Mr.} 1

Bookseller

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 16th April, 1869.

Aurenche, Leon 2

Antone. Esq., 1 Allen, H. Dr.

Carleton, Gor-

Pierce Cheong Fong Crutchly, Mrs. 1 Castilla, M. D. 2.

Archibald

Figueroa M. Sor, Dn,

Patin, S. Monsr. 3 Plumer, F. Capt.1 Pritchett, J.

Lets. Paps. Sinclair, Augus 1 Steele, John

1

Smith, William 1

Silva, M. A. Stephenson,

J. Capt.

Schultze, Max. Syms, E. A.

Stewart, Gavin 1

Souza, de, D. J. 1 Summer, J. P. 1

Tan, Nicolas

Monsr. Turner, L.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Karuth,

Heinszen & Co.

Neilson, John Nichols, G. B. 1

Latch, J. W.

1

Oryan, John

W. Capt.

1

Lyons, S.

Owen, Thcs.

1*

2

Lannahan, John 1

Leighton, John 1

Panigati, F.

1

Leveroy, J. R. J. 1

1

Pratt, Frank

1

Lapslie,

Pereira, J.

1

}

12

1

Paniso, y

Lombard, Richard 1

Brockmon, Dr. 1

Carvalho, A. F.

Crutchly,

(Boiler

Maker)

Thomas, F. Monsr.

1

2

Perkins, Wm. .1

Pannewitz, Carl.1

Tessier & Roux 1

}

2

Phillips, D.

1

Robinson, W. O.

1

Urquhart, D.

1

1

}

Rosaric, Filomeno4

Roberts, John

1

Halford

2

Ramon, B. P. 1

Haarbleich, Pauli

Renna,

Garnesy,

Hill, Norman

1

Torrino,

Hooper, Mrs.

Melville, H. Magniere, J.

1 regis.

gio, Sigr.

Italy.

1

Ewing, Mr. A.

1

Capt. Magalhaes, J. ?.1

1

Smith, Thomas 2-bks.

Edwards, John 1

Johnston, H.

Smith, Alex.

1

1

Emanuel, J. M. 1 parcel

Johns, J. T.

1

Moss, D. Capt. 1

Simpson, J. B. 1

Wake, G. A.

1

1

Martin, Jas.,

1

Sage, N.

Fowler, J.

1

Keefe, Jeremiah 2

Mrs. Menezes, Cos-

Smith, J. H.

Flaman Kasim,

1

Kirkwood, D.

me A.

Sardinha,

Rosalia Miss

King, T. H.

2

Marston, G. T

1

Anto. P.

Mutti, C.

Meazza, F.

Rey, Joseph Raimond, T. Roabotham,

J. H

Reside, James 1

Sinclair, John 1

Volkman, W. M. 1

Walker, A.

Monsr.

}

1

Wilson, D. D. 2

bella, Mrs.

Wolff, A.

Whiteley, Georgel Woodmason,Jno.1

Wykeen

Wilks, John

1

Young, Edward 1 Yong Attai Yong Wen Wing 1

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Adeline

1

Charlotte

2

Asphodel

1

Channel Queen 3

1

Ferdinand Finzel

1

2

Aurelie

1

Chine & Havane 3

Flying Cloud

2

Akbar

3

Canton

1

Fabius

1

Abanda

Charles Torty 1

Formosa

Amalia

Cissy

Festa

Albert

Celestial Queen 1

Falcon

1

Altona

Cutty Sark

1

Asa Eldridge 2

Antares

Aurora

Annie Grey

Appellina

Charlotte Andrewl

Glenroy

Ceres

Carmelita

Columbus

Carin

Ann Adamson 2

Corrier

2

Ann

California

12

Andrew Jackson 1

Catarina Maria 1

Amoy

1

Cornwallis

1

1212IIGIH

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 16th April, 1869.

Katharina

Maria

Nayworth Castle2

Shunlee Salavor

Lets. Paps.

1

Sir Jemsetjee} 1

Family Seringapatan

Saga Sophie

St. Magnus

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Kim Yean Choonl

Kellor

1.

Mary Nicholson 1 Moumee

1

King of Italy

Moette

1

Klipper

1

Matilda

1 registd.

Kaisow

1

1

Kalahome

1

Niphon

1

St. Croix

1

Kate Carnie

Niagara

2

}1

Noorbruband

Singapore

Naiaden

3

Amacree

4

Consol

America

1

Ckiesan

1

Albert Victor

2

Amaranth

1

Dimond

Amoor

3

1

Douglas

Anna Walsh

1

Delia Carleton 1

Amiral

Duncurled

Annitta

1 registd.

Dunkeld

Dunmail

Blue Jacket

2 1

of Jersey

Banjan

1

Emele

Burra Noorfol

1

Banda

Evangeline Esperanza

Berthe

Bertha

Else Esk

Batrine Maria

Emperor

Newcastle

12212,

1

Bons Aelie of

Coria Chalgrove Chusan Carmeline Caroline Catharina Confucius Chinhoi

Eliza Elizabeth

Cushing Esmeralda

2211&1

4715211

1

916

Hope

2

Golden Dragon 2

Glaneur

George Glenlee Garibaldi

Golden Fleece 2

Golden Fly Gettysburg

Henry Grenfell 9 Havelock

Harriet Eroing 4

Lily of Devon 3 Looling

Lammermuir

Lord Raglan La Lucie

1

Norman

Sea Ripple

2

Nellie Chaplain 2

Stad Oldenzaal 1

Lady Luiza Lydia Helton Louisa

1

North Star of

Sui Tsing

1

2

1

Leith

Siberia

23

??

9

Nelly

Sophia Amalia 1

Lady Belmore 2

44

Southern Cross 4

Old England

1

Spindrift

1

1

Orphens

2

Senator

1

1.

Onrust

4

Theresa

O CO

2

Latona

1

Ocean Queen

1

Three Brothers 1

3

Lota

1

1

Odensu

Tamaris

Lina

1

Taunton

2

??

Prudhoe

Timore

1

Henry Greenfield 1

Mataura

Henry Miller

1

Mirage

Horse Raise

1

Martha

Hermann

Modaration

Invincible

Indian

Ironside Iris 1sles of South 1 Ida

3

Mary Goodell Maud Ellen

Morning Star 2 Mary Mildred 2 Mercado Minoka

1111122

1

Pactole

Thomas Edwards 1

Prospereti

Titana

1

Psyche Pantalon

1

Tituan

3

Parramatta

1

Tye-loong

1

Pons Ael?

12

Veritas

???

Pacific

Vesta

Prindsesse

1

Saraphi

1

Palmarst

1

Madagascar

1

Maria Miles

3

Resolute

1

Witch of the

Wave West Derby

Water Lily

}

3

1

Joseph Hambro 5

Mikado

1

River Eden

7

1

Woosung

1

J. L. Dimmok 1

Malay

1

Rantilope

1

White Swallow 3

9

Jeanne Alice

4.

2

Milton

Royal Saxon

Windward

2

Ercilla

1

Jalawar

3

Marie

1

Rocket

West Indian

1

Ernst & Maria 1

Jacoba Cornelia 1

Maria Morton

1

Rachel

1

Will of Well-

1

Energie

2

J. C. Monroe

1

Marques of

Egeria

2

John & Mary

1

Eline Maris Elkano

1

James Longton

Argugle Marrion

}

Rocket

ington

1

1

Jane Spiers

1

Moderator

Ellen Banks

1

Jan Peter

Mongol

Samuel Shooting Star St. Clare

1

Yokohama

Zyba

1

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

Ships of War, 16th April, 1869.

Letters.

Letters. Papers.

Melville,

12 1 Meeanee

Letters. Papers.

20 2

Letters Papers.

1. Princess Charlotte 23

Perseus

Letters. Papers.

1

Slaney

1 1 bk.

:

THEAT

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH APRIL, 1869.

NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Su- preme Court will be held on Monday, the Nineteenth day of April, A.D. 1869, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

By order of the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

 With reference to the above it is hereby notified that the Sessions will be open at 10 A.M. on the Nineteenth, and adjourned to Friday, the Twen- ty-third day of April, 1869, at 10 A.M.

IT

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

ORDINANCE, 1867.”

T is hereby notified that the third Floor of the House hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, 38, Tung Man Lane was on the Tenth day of April, 1869, pursuant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

ALFRED LISTER, Acting Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 12th April, 1869.

IT

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

ORDINANCE, 1867."

T is hereby notified that the second Floor of the House hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, 261, Queen's Road, East, was on the Fif- teenth day of April, 1869, pursuant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Un- licensed Brothel.

ALFRED LISTER,

Cargo will be received on board until 4 P.M. of the 21st Instant, Specie and Parcels until 5 P.M. of the 21st Instant. (Parcels are not to be sent on board; they must be left at the Agency's Office.)

For Particulars regarding Freight and Pas- sage, apply at the Company's Office, Hongkong. CONTENTS AND VALUE OF PACKAGES ARE REQUIRED.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 3rd April, 1869.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY.

ORDINARY ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION. In the Matters of the INDIAN COM- PANIES ACT, 1866, and of the CENTRAL BANK OF WESTERN INDIA.

Nated the 12th day of February, 1869,

OTICE is hereby given, that by an order

made by the Honorable Mr. Justice Westropp, it was ordered under Sections 154 and 128 of the said Act, that all persons claiming to be Creditors of the said Central Bank of Western India should, on or before the 12th day of July next, send in their names and addresses and particulars of their debts, claims, and demands in writing to the Liquidators, at their Office, No. 30, Meadow Street, within the Fort of Bombay, or in default should be finally barred from all claims or any claim against the said Bank.

Dated this 13th day of February, 1869.

Acting Registrar General. TH

Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 15th April, 1869.

Between

WH

IN THE SUPREME COURT

OF HONGKONG.

LEOPOLD FRICKEL, Plaintiff,

and

AMOS DICKENS MITCHELL,

Defendant.

HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Leopold Frickel, against the above named Amos Dickens Mitchell, to recover the sum of Three thousand Five hundred and Fifteen Dollars and Thirty-nine Cents, for goods sold and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant, for money had and received by the Defendant for the use of the Plaintiff and for money paid by the Plaintiff for the Defendant at his request, and it being alleged that the said Amos Dickens Mit- chell does not reside within this Island or its dependencies, a writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued, returnable on the Twenty-sixth day of April instant, wherein Thomas William Bar- rington is Garnishee.

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at

KEIR, PRESCOT & WINTER, Attornies for the Central Bank of Western India.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of Mr. EDWIN HENRY How in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1868.

Referring to the following notice of change in

NOTICE.

P. A. SEQUEIRA, Piano Tuner and Repairer.

217

For Tuning once a Piano, $4. Engagement for Six Months certain, two tunings in a month, at $3 per month.

Address care of Daily Press, China Mail or Government Gazette Offices.

NOTICE.

are

R. WILLIAM JUDSON BLYDENBURG

mitted Partners in our Firm.

MR. HENRY CUTLER LOW will sign our Firm per procuration.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

THE

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. WIL- LIAM NEILSON in our Firm ceased on the 30th June last.

OLMSTED, and Mr. H. SEYMOUR GEARY, are Mr. TOBIAS PI?, Mr. WILLIAM NISBET

authorized to sign our Firm.in Hongkong and China from this date.

OLYPHANT & Co.

Hongkong, 6th October, 1868.

TH

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES BENFERD DEACON in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1868, and Mr. SIDNEY DEACON is this day admitted a Partner.

Canton, 1st January, 1869.

the Firm, the remaining Partner, Mr. W. P. A

GALTON, is authorized to settle all outstanding accounts.

Foochow, March, 1869.

E. H. HOW & Co.

NOTICE. THE

THE Business hitherto carried on by Messrs. E. H. How & Co. was on the 1st January, amalgamated with that of Mr. R. R. WESTALL, WESTALL, GALTON & Co. and will be continued under the Style or Firm of

Foochow, March, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM MAUNSELL REEVES is

Mauthorized to sign our Firm, per procura-

tion.

WESTALL, GALTON & Co. Foochow, March, 1869.

NOTICE.

LL Persons indebted to the Estate of the late

any time before final judgment in this Action, A ROBERT HENRY GRANT, lately a Clerk

the said Amos Dickens Mitchell or any person on his behalf, will give the security and notice, and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordi- nance 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 this Tenth day of April, 1869.

HENRY C. CALDWELL, Plaintiff's Attorney.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

STEAM FOR SAIGON, SINGAPORE, BATAVIA, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, ALEXANDRIA, MESSINA, MARSEILLES,

ALSO,

BOMBAY, PONDICHERRY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

THE Company's Steam-ship "HOOGLY,”

Port for the above places, with Mails, Passen- gers, Specie, and Cargo, on Thursday, the 22nd instant, at Noon.

   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.

in the Naval Yard, Hongkong, are requested to make payment, and all persons having claims against the said Estate are notified to send in their claims to the undersigned without delay.

JNO. J. FRANCIS,

Solicitor for

John D. Macdonald Thomson,

Executor.

Hongkong, 3rd April, A.D., 1869.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. GEORG

DOLPH HEINSEN in our Firm ceased on the 31st December, 1867, and 31st December, 1868, respectively.

Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEIN- RICH HOPPIUS have this day been admitted Partners in our Firm at Hongkong and in China,

which now consists of Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN, Mr. WOLDEMAR NISSEN, Mr. ADOLPH JOOST, Mr. FERDINAND NISSEN and Mr. HEINRICH HOPPIUS.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1869.

NOTICE.

NOTICE.

DEACON & Co.

Estate of DENT & Co.

First Dividend of Ten per centum upon the amount of all Claims admitted by the Trustees will be paid on the 1st of January,

next.

On application to the undersigned at the Office of the Trustees, Pedder's Hill, Creditors will be furnished with Warrants signed by the Trustees which will be payable on presentation at the Office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

By order of the Trust?es,

E. WHEELEY. Hongkong, 28th November, 1868.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKINSHAW is authorized to sign our Firm per pro- curation at Foochow.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 22nd January, 1869.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED-

LIAM HENRY GIBB in our firm ceased on 30th June, Mr. HENRY LOWCOCK, Mr. JAMES MUSCHAMP VICKERS, and Mr. ALEXANDER GEORGE WOOD, having been admitted Partners therein on 1st July last.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 1st October, 1868.

NOTICE.

R. GEORGE CRICHTON is authorised to sign

MR for us by procuration.

THE BORNEO COMPANY, LIMITED. Hongkong, 15th July, 1868.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

THE undersigned, having been appointed THEA Shanghae, Foochow, Hankow, and Yokohama, Agents for the above Company at this Port,

are prepared to accept Marine Risks at Current Rates.

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

Mized to sign our Firm in Foochow

R. JOHN OLDERSHAW LENT is autho- I have this day established myself as a Public

? GILMAN & Co.

Foochow, 10th October, 1868.

Accountant, Average Adjuster, and General Commission Agent.

C. LANGDON DAVIES. 2, Club Chambers, Hongkong, 1st July, 1868.

?

I

218

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH APRIL, 1869.

NOTICE.

NOTICE.

R. EMIL VOGEL and Mr. HEINRICH

HAVE this day established myself at this MR KIRCHHOFF become this day Partners in

       Port as General Commission Agent, and Public Tea Inspector.

R. R. WESTALL.

Foochow, 18th May, 1868.

THE

NOTICE.

HE Undersigned have been appointed Agents at this Port for the Liverpool Underwriters' Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

NOTICE.

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES MARITIMES

THE

DES

MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES.

Paquebots Poste Fran?ais.

THE OFFICES of the "MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES" will be removed on the 15th Proximo, to the Premises of Messrs. JOHN BURD & Co., on the Praya.

C. BERTRAND, Principal Agent.

Hongkong, 30th May,

1868.

our business, which in future will be carried on under the Firm of

VOGEL, HAGEDORN & Co., both here and at Canton.

HAGEDORN & Co. Hongkong, 12th February, 1868.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING. ARTIES having their own engraved Plates

PARTY ESV VISITING CARDS printed from

them, by applying at the Office of

NORONHA & SONS.

FOR SALE.

Tables shewing the proposed movements of the Contract Steamers of the P. & O. S. N. Co. during 1869.

Victoria Peak Signal Cards.

Vols. I & II of the Ordinances of Hongkong.

NORONHA & SONS.

1869.

Hongkong, 9th January,

"THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE."

Subscription:

Per Annum, Payable in advance,

For 6 months For 3 do. Extra copies,..

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do.

do.

do.

.........$10.00 ..$ 6.00

..$ 4.00

..each, $0.50

Terms of Advertising:

For 5 Lines and under, $1.00 $0.20 Each Additional line,

In Chinese-For 25 Characters for 1st insertion.

and under,

..$1.00

Each Additional character, 4 c. Repetitions,

..Half price.

Unless otherwise ordered, all advertisements will be repeated until countermanded.

Advertisements intended for insertion should be sent in not later than 3 P.M. on Saturdays.

"Government Gazette" Office,

Hongkong, 6th January, 1869.

Printed and Published by NORONHA & SONS, Printers to Hongkong Government, Oswald's TERRACE, WELLINGTON STREET.

:

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 17.

No. 47.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 24TH APRIL, 1869.

VOL. XV.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B., has been pleased to appoint Mr. JOHN MARTIN ARMSTRONG to be Government Auctioneer from this date, vice Mr. NORRIS, resigned.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st April, 1869.

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon, on Tuesday the 27th instant, for the supply of 1,500 yards of Khakee Drill for Summer Clothing for the Indian and Sikh Police.

Samples to be produced at the time of the opening of the Tenders.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th April, 1869.

No. 45.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st March, 1869, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th April, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

AVERAGE

BANKS.

AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

1

Oriental Bank Corporation,..

394,037

131,346

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,

361,815

150,000

:

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,......

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,..

399,305

135,000

926,279

400,000

TOTAL,..........

2,081,436

816,346

'

224

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 24TH APRIL, 1869.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 40.

The following Regulations for Street-Chairs and Chair-Coolies are published for general in-

By Command,

formation.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1869.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

There are two Classes of Street Chairs, Ordinary and Special. All Street-Chairs may carry Persons who have engaged them up to any hour, but Ordinary Chairs may not ply for hire after first gunfire, (8 P.M.), nor Special Chairs after midnight.

   As Special Chairs are secured for a higher sum ($50) than Ordinary Chairs ($25), it is for the interest of the Public to engage only the former after gunfire.

Each Street-Chair carries a Number, and its two Coolies a Badge each, bearing the same Number as the Chair.

The Numbers and Coolies' Badges of Special Chairs are WHITE, (1 to 200.)

The Numbers and Coolies' Badges of Ordinary Chairs are BLUE, (201 to 700.)

   When ground of Complaint arises against any Street Chair-Coolie, the Person aggrieved may either hand the Offender over to the Police, or send a memorandum of the complaint and the Chair's Number to the Registrar General.

When Street Chair-Coolies are suspected of having retained missing property, the Number of their Chair should be sent to the Registrar General at once without any loss of time.

Each Street-Chair carries on the back of its Number Board a Tariff of Fares condensed from the following. LEGALISED TARIFF OF FARES FOR CHAIRS, CHAIR BEARERS, AND BOATS,

Half hour, Three hours,

IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG.

CHAIRS, OR ORDINARY PULLAWAY BOATS.

?

.12 cents.

.50 cents.

Hour, Six hours,

Day (from 6 to 6), Night Fares (after 8 P.M.),

CHAIR HIRE TO OUT DISTRICTS.

.20 cen .75 cents.

One Dollar. .10 cents extra.

Beyond Victoria and back,

To Stanley and back,

50 cents per Man. ..60 cents per Man.

Victoria lies below the level of Robinson Road, and includes all the town between the Mint and the Western Slaughter House, with the Race-course.

Hour,.

8 cents.

LICENSED BEARERS (EACH.) Half day,

.20 cents.

Day,..

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1869.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE PAST WEEK. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

.36 cents.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1869.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

April

17

30.03

71

30.05

82

70

83

29.98

74

18

29.96

76

30.02

80

73

86

29.95

80

19

29.96

73

30.04

81

75

87

30.01

69

""

20

30.07

68

30.09

74

69

80

30.09

71

>>

21

30.13

67

30.13

74

68

80

30.13

68

""

22

30.14

70

30.15

74

67

75

30.04

70

""

23

30.02

66

29.96

71

67

75

29.93

67

""

DATE.'

1869.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*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.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

In inches during the | previous 24 hours.

6 A.M.

Dira.

F.

NOON.

Dirn. F.

6 P.M.

Dirn.

9 A.M.

F.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

"3

April 17 28.33 28.35 28.35 28.30 28.27 69.00 72.00 72.00 68.00 71.00 71.50 67.50 72.00

18 28.26 28.34 28.30 28.25 28.24 71.50 73.00 73.00 71.00 72.50 72.00 70.50 73.00 SW

0 SSW

4 SbW

2 SW

3

0.06

Thick passing fog throughout.

5 SW

4

0.03

Dense wet fog throughout.

19 28.24 28.32 28.31 28.28 28.27 72.00 68.00 67.00 71.50 67.00 66.00 66.50 74.00 S

5 NNW

4 NW

3

0.00

""

Dense wet fog until 2 P.M.; then rain

and thunder throughout.

29

20 28.30 28.38 28.39 28.35 28.35, 66.00 67.50 65.50 65.00 66.00 64.00 64.50 68.000

0 E

2 Ebs

2

1.03

throughout.

"

?

21 28.37 28.45 28.44 28.37 28.36 63.00 64.00 61.50 62.00] 60.00 58.00 61.50 67.00 E 22 28.38 28.39 28.37 28.30 28.29; 59.50 64,00 64.00 56.00 61.00 60.50. 58.00 64.00 E 23 28.25 28.28 28.24 28.17 28.18 61.00 65.00 65.00 60.50 64.50 64.00, 60.00 66.00 Ebs

3 E

4 E

5

0.00

Fog until 9 A.M.; then fine overcast

Passing fog; 9 AM. fine cloudy

throughout.

4 EbN

4 E

4 ESE

3

0.05

Fine overcast throughout.

3 ESE

4

0.03

Dense wet fog throughout.

22

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 24TH APRIL, 1869.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

225

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 23rd April, 1869.

Goodall, Geo. Goldsmith,

Monsr.

Letters. Papers.

Latch, J. W. 1

Letters. Papers.

Napier, Francis Norverto, M.

Snr.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Aurenche, Leon 2 Anderson, J.M.

1

Christophe, Nicolas

Giovanni, L. 1

Gustrin, F.

1

Aqua, John

Lyons, S.

2

1

Monsr.

Lannahan, John 1

Antone, Esq.,

1

} 1

Cooper, D.,

Leighton, John 1

Allen, H. Dr.

(Solicitor)

Allan, Mrs.

Leveroy, J. R. J. 1

1

Clark, Horace F.

Gunn, John

Ages, Jos?

Lapslie,

1

Clark, John

}

1

Gillison, R.

Archibald

2

3

Oryan, John

W. Capt.

}

Lombard,Richard 1

Owen, Thcs.

1

Hutter, Georges 1

Choong

Bariletti, Frank 1

Oon} 1

Hill, A.

Panigati, F.

1

Mutti, C.

1

Pratt, Frank

Hart, W. T.

1

Meazza, F.

1

Brown, Ann&

Pereira, J.

1

Mary, Misses

}

2 bks.

Haswell, Ralph 1

Marques, A. M. 1

Brown, O.

1

1

Howard, H. S.

Paniso, y

17

Moren, Monsr. 1 Meehan, James

}2

Figueroa M. Sor, Dn.

Antonio de

Afon, John

(Schandler)}1

Bretton, Wm. 1 Bowen, Frank Boutfol, Monsr. 1 Branco, Carlos 1 Burnside, G. S. 1

Bremer,Kamp

J. J. Bellem, Jos? L. 2

Pierce

Cheong Fong Crutchly, Mrs. 1

Kheng Oon Clark, Robt.

Charteris, F.

Hon. Cavenagh, O. 1

Dupuis, J. Monsr.1 Dominique, P. 2 Drury, W. B. ? 1

1

Dixson, W.

Davies, S. R.

1

Eugendo, ad-

2

Burke, Edmund 1

Bandichon, F.

Bond, H. Capt. 1

Baas, G.

Bat, A.

Blanchard,

Richd.,

formerly of

the Brig Bezeleel Bisset, Capt. Burns, J. St.

Clair Brettom, W.

dressed to, Genoveffer Solomone Vedour

Hargraves, Mrs. 1 Haraux, Monsr. 1 "Horatio" ad-

dressed to, Mrs. H. Davies, Cape of Good Hope Henderson,

M. D. Morrison, Miss Mazer, Bowen

Watson

Patin, S. Monsr. 3

1

Lets. Paps.

Smith, J. H. Sinclair, Augus 1 Steele, John

1

Smith, William 1

Silva, M. A.

Schultze, Max. 1 Syms, E. A.

1

Stewart, Gavin 1

Souza, de, D. J. 1

Summer, J. P. 1 1

Thomas, F. Monsr. Tan, Nicolas

2

Monsr.

Plumer, F. Capt.1

Tessier & Roux 1

Perkins, Wm.

1

Pannewitz, Carl.1

Volkman, W. M. 1

Mondaine,

1

Phillips, D.

1

Eugenio

Pitter, N. P.

1

R. }

1

Monset, Jules

2

Walker, A.

Holston, Robt. 1 Halford Haarbleich,Paull Hill, Norman

Marshall, Chs. 1

Rey, Joseph

Monsr.

1

1

1

Garnesy,

Torrino,

Johnston, H. 1

Italy.

Johns, J. T.

1

Ewing, Mr. A.

1

Jones, J. Mathias 1

Edwards, John 1

Emanuel, J. M.

}1

Elliott, Mr.

1

1

Fowler, J.

1

Keefe, Jeremiah 2 Kirkwood, D. 1 King, T. H.

Macawley, Mr.}

Melville, H. Magniere, J.

Capt. Magalhaes, J. ?.1 Moss, D. Capt. 1 Martin, Jas.,

Mrs. Marston, G. T Moos, Dome-

Raimond, T.

1

1

2

Roabotham,

1

J. H.

1 regis.

}

Reside, James

1

Wolff, A.

Rosaric, Filomeno4

Roberts, John

1

bella, Mrs.

}

1

Whiteley, Georgel

Woodmason,Jno.1

Wilson, D. D. 2 Williams, Isa-

1

Ramon, B. P.

1

Wykeen

1

}

Renna, Biog-

Wake, G. A.

1

1

Wilks, John

2

gio, Sigr.

Williams, J. W. 1

2

nico, Capt. J Meggitt, Geo. 1