Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1872

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH JANUARY, 1872.

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G. To report their opinion as to the expediency of employing Sikhs in the Police, and retaining the services of any of those now in the Force, as well as to the expediency of employing either East-Indians, or Negroes from the West Indies.

H To report as to the expediency of continuing to maintain, with Chinese co-operation and pecuniary aid, the auxiliary force of "District Watchmen," and to ascertain whether the latter body has rendered any essential or useful service to the Colony, also whether, as at present controled, there is any real danger to be apprehended practically from allowing such a force to be mantained,

I. Whether the Public safety and general interests of the Colony are promoted or not by the present institution of a Police Fire Brigade intended to act with great promptitude at the commencement of a fire, and whether the Commission has any suggestions to offer on the subject. 10. Fnally, the Members of the Commission may feel assured that, without defining more par- ticularly the subjects intended for their special investigation, any suggestions which they may offer with a view to promoting the general security of life and property by improving the Police Force, will receive from the Executive the most earnest and favorable consideration possible under the circumstarces.

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Governor.

 




NOTICE.

    The Commission appointed under the hand and seal of His Excellency Governor SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G.; C.B.; &c., &c., to inquire into the condition of the Police Force of this Colony having commenced its sittings, all Persons who have any evidence to offer on any of the matters enumerated in His Excellency's Memorandum No. 633, or who have any suggestions to offer for the greater efficiency of the Police Force, are requested to send their Names, with a list of the points on which they would wish to be examined, to the Secretary of the Commission at the Supreme Court House.

Supreme Court House, 1st January, 1872.

No. 11.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDonnell.

ALFRED LISTER,

Secretary.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Bachelor, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, LL. D., 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 of KIMBERLEY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance, namely:--

No. 1 of 1871, entitled-“An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend Ordinance No. 7 of 1862, and to provide for the Summary Trial of Cases in the Supreme Court":

as aforesaid.

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

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 19th Day of December, 1871.

No. 1.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honorable JOHN SMALE, Chief Justice of the Colony of Hongkong, having been granted Six Months' Sick Leave from the 11th instant inclusive, His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to appoint the Honorable HENRY JOHN BALL to be Acting Chief Justice, provisionally, from that date and until further notice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH JANUARY, 1872

No. 2.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to appoint the Honorable THOMAS CHILD HAYLLAR to be Acting Judge of the Court o Summary Jurisdiction of Hongkong, provisionally, from the 11th instant and until further notie, vice the Honorable HENRY JOHN BALL, appointed Acting Chief Justice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1872.

No. 3.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

An Index to the Government Gazette for 1871, for binding with the Volume, is this day published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1872.

No. 4.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notification, as received from the Government of India, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MARINE DEPARTMENT.

Fort William, the 9th December 1871.

MARINE DEPARTMENT.

NOTIFICATIONS.

Fort William, the 28th November 1871.

No. 8 of 1871.-The following Circular by the Board of Trade, received from the Government of Bengal, is published for general information and guidance:-

BOARD OF TRADE, the 20th September 1871.

CIRCULAR No. 500.

M. 5779

1871.

INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFICERS IN BRITISH POSSESSIONS ABROAD.

REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS.

The following is the

substance of an opinion recently given by the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, and the Queen's Advocate, viz.:-

Ship's Side Lights. S. 30-62.

(1.) That side lights and lanthorns, otherwise unexceptionable, fixed in such a position that they may be obscured by the lower corners of the ship's square foresail cannot be considered to be fixed as required by Article 3 of the Regu- lations.

(2.)-In the event of such side lights and lanthorns being so fixed that the lower corners of the square foresail can obscure either or both such lights, the Surveyors or Inspectors may require the master or owner of the ship either to move the lanthorns further forward, and to fix them where the lights cannot be obscured, or to cut off so much of the lower corners of her square foresail as causes or is likely to cause such obscuration.

(3.)-In the event of such master or owner neglecting or refusing to alter the position of the lanthorns, or cut away such portion of her lower courses as the Surveyor or Inspector may direct, such Surveyor or Inspector may report the fact to the Collector of Customs for the purpose of stopping the ship, and such Collector may refuse to grant the vessel a clearance under Section 30 of the Merchant Shipping Act Amendment Act, 1862, until he receives a report from the Surveyor or Inspector to the effect that his requirements have been complied with.

(4.)-If after a vessel has been passed by such Surveyor or Inspector as carrying properly constructed and fixed lanthorns and lights, the master fixes them in such a position that they may be or are obscured by the vessel's square foresail, and are not under such circumstances visible for a distance of two miles from right ahead to two points abaft the beam, on the respective sides, as required by Article 3, read in connection with Article 20 of the Regulations, such master will be guilty of a misdemeanor under Section 27 of the Merchant Shipping Act Amendment Act, 1862.

THOMAS GRAY.

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No. 5.

THE HONGKOng governmENT GAZETTE, 6TH JANUARY, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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  The following Report from the Superintendent of the Hongkong Fire Brigade, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1872.

No. 1.

FIRE BRIGADE OFFICE, HONGKONG, 5th January, 1872. SIR,-I have the honor to place in your hands to be laid before His Excellency the Governor, the Report of the Government Fire Brigade for the month of December last.

  An Inspection of the Fire Engines, Hose in use and in store, Fire Ladders and Equipment generally, was had on the 19th December, all were found clean, correct, and in order. The three Hand Engines were brought into work from the "Mains."

  A Parade and Inspection of the Volunteer and Government Brigades was held on the 1st instant. The Engines were assembled at the Cross Roads, viz.: three Hand Engines owned by Chinese Asso- ciations; two Steam and three Hand Engines of the Government Force.

  From the Cross Roads, the several Engines proceeded:-No. 1 Steam Engine to the Praya at the rear of Queen's Street, where it worked from the sea, with four branches of delivery Hose; No. 2 Steam Engine (with two branches of delivery Hose), and three Hand Engines, to the East end of Circular Buildings, getting supply of water from the "Mains;" and the other Hand Engines to Hollywood Road, Taipingshan, where they were worked from the "Mains": all were found to be in good order.

The Chinese Volunteers, as usual, attended in force.

I have the honor to be,

The Honorable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

No. 6.

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

C. MAY,

Superintendent Fire Brigade.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  It is hereby notified that, for the current year, the Hongkong Stone Quarry Farm is let, under the conditions specified in Government Notification No. 165 of 1st December, 1871, to LEE-WING-SHING; and that the Kowloon Stone Quarry Farm is similarly let to TSANG-FUK, trading under the style of TSANG-ON-KEE.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1872.

No. 168.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  It is hereby notified that, in accordance with Section 12 of "The Police and Lighting Rate Ordinance, 1863," His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor, by and with the Advice of the Executive Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the Year 1872, at 74 per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria; and, in accordance with Section 18 of the same Ordinance, at Five per cent for Houses in the Villages of this Island.

  His Excellency has also, by and with the Advice of the Executive Council, and in accordance with the Provisions of Ordinance No. 4 of 1868, fixed the Fire Brigade Rate at 2 per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria.

The above Rates, as regards Houses in Victoria, will be levied exclusive of a Lighting Rate of One-and-a-half per cent under Section 12 of the first named Ordinance, and a Water Rate of Two per cent per annum under the Provisions of Ordinance No. 12 of 1860.

  The Police, Lighting, Fire Brigade, and Water Rates will, under Terms of the Ordinances, be payable Quarterly in advance at the Colonial Treasury, between the first and last Days of the first Month in each Quarter.

These several Rates shall be charged and chargeable on, and recoverable from, the Owners of the Tenements in respect of which the above Assessments have been made.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd December, 1871.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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No. 181.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH JANUARY, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Post Office Notice is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th December, 1871.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

   Arrangements having been made under which Mails for London arriving at Suez from China by Private Ships will be forwarded to destination vi? Brindisi, it is hereby notified that the Rates of postage, which must be paid in advance, on correspondence addressed to the United Kingdom so forwarded, will be as follows, viz. :-

For Letters, For Newspapers,

For Books and Patterns,

24 cents per half ounce each.

?,

8

not exceeding

17

""

1 ounce, 4 cents.

every additional 4

General Post Office, Hongkong, 20th December, 1871.

2

6

""

99

4

12

"}

""

12

""

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

No. 144.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th October, 1871.

NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   Consignees and Masters of Ships are hereby informed that, after the 15th instant, the Boundary, North of which Vessels shall not anchor, is as follows:-

Kellet's Island bearing E. by S. & S.

All Ships to be properly moored with 35 fathoms Chain (East and West.)

   The passage between the North Boundary of Men-of-War Anchorage and the Kowloon Peninsula is to be kept clear.

   Steamers and Vessels not having definite employment will remain on the North side, not mooring within 500 yards of the "Gunpowder Dep?t."

Avon

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 9th October, 1871.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 5th January, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers.

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps

3

Annie

1

Agnes, s.s.

1

Admiral Protet 1

Adriana

Petronella

}

Clara Seyer 2 Channel Queen 3 Crimea Countess Russell! Cornuvia

Foune

1

Khandish

2

1

Northfleet

14 3

2

Neva

1

Seafield Scylla, s. s.

1

1

1

Golden Spar Game Cock

Lake Constance 1

Scotland, s. s.

2

1

Lady Louisa

1

Oriental, s.s.

1

Segis

1

2

Garibaldi

1

Leander

Osaka

1

Strathmore

1

1

Caroline Coventry 3

Goliah

Locknager

1

Oro

1

Sardis

A

Antares Araby Maid

Annie Scott Ambassador

Columbus

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Oracle

1

Catherine

Harcho

1

4

1

Linga

Oscar Mojer

1

Fullarton

Havilah

4

Onward

2

Singapore Sylphide Sampan

1

1

1

Constantin

1

Helen Black

1

Onrust

St. Anne

Anahauc

1

C. J.

Helen

3

Munkasy

Oscar

Martin

Alta Gracia

1

Hindustan

1

Mikado

1

Ogir

Twee Cornelisen l

Anny Henderson 1

Dalhousie

Auguste

3

Amoor

3

LO

5

Delta

Derwent

Antifer

1

Aldebaran

1

Arabie

1

Deerfoot Dorothy Diamant

15

1611

Hingest,

2

Minnie Graham 3

Tesgra, s.s.

1

Maria

1

Pride of the

Isle of Wight 1

Isles of the South4

Mongyne

1

Thames

}

Thermopyle

1

Tamisa

Martaban

1

Pehlwan

2

1

Iris

1

Tyburnia

2

Marnix de St.

Prince Waldemar 1

Teviot

Isles of the Sea 1

Intrepid

1

Aldegonde

Papillon

1

Min

Paulista

Blanche

Emily

Britain's Pride 3

British Cons-

titution

Coldingham Clymene Cissy

City of Agra 14 Constance

Courier Clara Lewies

Endeavor

}

6

2124

Elizabeth

Ellen Lewis

Ellina

Elderslic

1212

Italy

1

1

Union

Madura

J. P. Smith

1

Jeannie Eastmanl

Mary Blair Mohican

Rifleman

1

Veronica

1

Mimi

1

Jane Woodburn 1

1

Rangoon, s.s.

6

Rockwood

1

Webfoot

2

2

Jurgen Brulin 1

Moss Glen

1

2

-

Elsses, str. Ellen Munroe 1 Envangeline 1

1

Janet Holt Jean Sands

1

Mathilda Atheling?

Reigate

Windhover

Raisaid

1

Wild Wave

1

New York

1

1

Flying Fish Fred. Warren

1

King Fong, ss. 1 Kaisow

2 Killerney

Nellie Hastings 1

Rebecca Rosebud Rifle

1

Wave Queen

1

War Cloud

William Ritson

1

Naples

Neville

1

Washie, str.

1

9 10

Sir Harry Parkes3

3 Walsgriff

1 1

*

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Cowles, John

P. Jr.

2

Gauthr?, E.

Monsr. }1

Chadwick,

Guild, C. M.

1

1

cisco Luiz

Emina Miss j Cushen, Chs.

1

Hansen, C.

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH JANUARY, 1872.

WITHDRAWN

9

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 5th January, 1872.

Letters Papers,

2

Ashley, John

Abalos, Eudo- }

cia L.

Alvares, Fran-

Laws, J. C.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Short, W. Smith, Geo. Sequeira,

Pedro R.

1

1

1

Letters. Papers,

1

Perkins, R.

1

LeMaistre, J.

1

1

Pironet, F. Monsr.1

Lincoln, A.

1

Pollock, F. H. 1

Lobo, Antonio 1

Perfetti, Mr.

Antongini, Carlo 1

Callaghan, D. 1

Herrera, Ricardo 1

C. E?a Longfellow, C. A 1

Rice, S.

Arthur, T. F.

Causse,

Abyee

1

Monsr. F.

}

Hooper, C. C. 1

Labin, M.

1

Hober, K.

1

Lee, John

Curtis, Walter 2

Rossi, Achille ClementCapt.

1

Hutchiuson, W. 1

Rose, J. W.

5

Black, J. J.

1

Cregon, E.

Heselton, Edwd. 1

1

Bernholm, N.

Christopher, Wm.

Barrier, A.

Monsr.

Brown, Paul

}

Carter, W. H.

114

Harbord, W.

Maybour, Wm. 1

1

(Rope maker)

Monel & Co,

nio

Rozario, Anto-}

Ross, William

Scott, Fredk.

W.

Smith, E. Stone, Mr.

(Midship- man)

Simon, Monsr.}

Sres Felix

Herton,

Revd.

1 regd.

Domergue, Henry1

Howell E. (

1

McArthur,

Rowthorn, Wm. 1

Smith, Joseph 1

1

Drysdale,Dougal

Heriot, James P.1

John

Brown, Mr.

Day, Capt.

1

Hutton, Robert 2

Bols, Louis

Durand,

Brown, E.

1

Monsr.Louis

Henningsen,

Besnard, Monsr. 1

Denis, Monsr.

1

Jacob

1

Barden, W. Capt. 1

Thomas

Harrocks, Thomasi

Bryan, M. O.

1

Duret, Theodore 1

Harns, P.

1

Murphy, D.

Buxton, John

3

6

Donelney, A.

Davis, N.

111

Haygarth, E. D.1

Batten, W.

1 bk.

Edlind, Gustaf 1

D. Joze

1

Thomas

3

Cullen, Mrs.

E. A. care of 1

J. Feale, Esq..

Curtiss, W. E. 1

Canedo, Sr.

Cummings,

Cunha, Felis-

berto da

Chamberland,

W. Carvalho,

Jos? M. Casimods, M. 1

Costa, Anto.

Errington,

Fezhyder,

Hossmali Fitzgerald, M. S.1

Fleaunelli, Pietrol

Fonseca, Maria

Erickson, E.

1

Richard

}

Iversen, G.

James, T. B. 1 Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

1

Martin, Madame 1

Josekes

1

Jackson, W.

Jaques, Joseph 1 Jullie, Miss

1

Owen, G.

1

Henderson, David 1

McPherson, John1

Manzato, Gin-} 1

ditta

Marcus, Herbert L Mather, Mr.

(Engineer) (

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Markey, Philip 2

Noyes, Mrs. Hattiel Ngo Kong Chay 1 Newbery, W. T. 1

Razio, J. do

Koper, Howard 1 R.D., (Your

Rozario, das

Dores Fran- cisca Ramers, D. Roger, John M.(Engineer) Ribeiro, Vieira

F. da Con- cei??o

Sustenance, Capt. 1 1 Souza, Domin-

cisco da Smith, R.

Sewell, Thomas

1 registd

1

Teunne, Geo. Thomas, Joseph 2 Thomson,Geo. M. Terry, H. K. 2 Thompson, F. 1

Russell, Chs. W. 1

Robert, G.

1

Ramug,

Maquin Sr.

1

gos Fran-

Scott, R.

Affecte.

Sister)

1

1

Ure, James

(Seaman)

2

Otter, Albert

1

Valdenebro, T. M. 1 Vercele Amele 3

King, Henry

1

O'Keeffe, John F. 1

Saunders, Wm. 1

Francisca

}

Kennedy, Thos. 1 Kemm, F. St.

Sartustegui,

3

John,

}

1

1

Pelligrim

Miguel

Woodruffe, Mr.

1

James

Stephens, T.

1

Wild, H.

1

Grant,

1

Keer, Wm. B. Revd. 1

Palm, Gustaf

1

Sueshing

1

Wiggins, J.

1

Gacier, J.

Knell, T.

Phillimore, J.

Gracias, Seriacol

Knell, Matthew 1

Goldenberg,

Carolina

} 1 regd.

Legura, Vicencia 1

Scott, Thomas 1 Shafen, Rose Miss1

Wilson, James 1 registd.

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

Ships of War, 5th January, 1872.

Seenel, Chs.

Ward, J. H.

1

Panigati, F.

1

Seaford, James

Patterson, M.

F. Mrs.

}

Zoorack, Mr.

1

Adventure Avon

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Iron Duke 30 Icarus

Hornet

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Melville

Nassau

1

Princess

Charlotte

9 2

1 1

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 5TH JANUARY, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1871-1872.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

December 30

30.27

50

30.26

58

50

63

30.19

53

31

30.22

55

30.24

60

53

61

30.22

55

""

January

1

30.23

55

30.22

62

55

65

30.20

56

2

30.21

53

30.23

62

53

62

30.19

58

""

3

30.18

57

30.17

61

56

64

30.08

58

""

4

30.05

55

30.06

62

58

63

30.01

61

""

30.03

60

30.05

66

61

67

30.01

63

DATE.

1871.

""

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 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

'NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

OON.

WINDS.

RAIN,

In inches during the

Force, range from 0 to 12.

| previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

NOON.

6 P.M.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

9 A.M.

i

Dec. 30 28.38 28.42 28.39 28.32 28.31 57.553.0 53.0 44.5 50.0 51.0 47.0 55.5

31 28.34 28.38 28.39 28.38 28.35 48.5 53.0 52.0 47.0 50.0 50.0 47.5 60.0 1872.

?

E

4 E

5 E

4

0.00

Fine, very hazy.

E

9 | E

4 NE

3

0.00

Do., do.

Jan. 1

28.30 28.39 28.40 28.38 28.38 50.0 54.5 54.5 48.0 49.5 51.0 49.0 58.5 E

4 E

5 E

3

0.00

Slight fog; 8 A.M., fine hazy.

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"

2 28.39 28.43 28.40 28.36 28.36, 52.0 58.5 55.0 48.0 53.0 51.0 52.0 58.5 ESE

328.30: 28.33 28.34) 28.30 28.22, 55.0

5 E

4 E

4

0.00

Fine, very hazy.

56.0 54.0 52.5 52.052.0 | 52.0 | 58.5

E

3 E

4 E

5

0.00

Wet fog; 7.15 A.M., fine, very hazy.

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428.25 28.27 28.24 28.18 28.18 54.0 | 54.5 54.0 | 53.0 54.0 54.0 52.5 59.0

E

E

4 E !

5 E

6

0.06

Wet fog and drizzly rain throughout.

5 28.20, 28.25, 28.23 28.20, 28.18, 56.0 57.5 58.555.5 57.0 58.5 54.0 57.5 E

5 ESE

6 E

0.07

29

Dense wet fog throughout.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Cowles, John

P. Jr.

2

Gauthr?, E.

Monsr. }1

Chadwick,

Guild, C. M.

1

1

cisco Luiz

Emina Miss j Cushen, Chs.

1

Hansen, C.

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH JANUARY, 1872.

WITHDRAWN

9

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 5th January, 1872.

Letters Papers,

2

Ashley, John

Abalos, Eudo- }

cia L.

Alvares, Fran-

Laws, J. C.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Short, W. Smith, Geo. Sequeira,

Pedro R.

1

1

1

Letters. Papers,

1

Perkins, R.

1

LeMaistre, J.

1

1

Pironet, F. Monsr.1

Lincoln, A.

1

Pollock, F. H. 1

Lobo, Antonio 1

Perfetti, Mr.

Antongini, Carlo 1

Callaghan, D. 1

Herrera, Ricardo 1

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Black, J. J.

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

Ships of War, 5th January, 1872.

Seenel, Chs.

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9 2

1 1

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 5TH JANUARY, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1871-1872.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

December 30

30.27

50

30.26

58

50

63

30.19

53

31

30.22

55

30.24

60

53

61

30.22

55

""

January

1

30.23

55

30.22

62

55

65

30.20

56

2

30.21

53

30.23

62

53

62

30.19

58

""

3

30.18

57

30.17

61

56

64

30.08

58

""

4

30.05

55

30.06

62

58

63

30.01

61

""

30.03

60

30.05

66

61

67

30.01

63

DATE.

1871.

""

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 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

'NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

OON.

WINDS.

RAIN,

In inches during the

Force, range from 0 to 12.

| previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

NOON.

6 P.M.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

9 A.M.

i

Dec. 30 28.38 28.42 28.39 28.32 28.31 57.553.0 53.0 44.5 50.0 51.0 47.0 55.5

31 28.34 28.38 28.39 28.38 28.35 48.5 53.0 52.0 47.0 50.0 50.0 47.5 60.0 1872.

?

E

4 E

5 E

4

0.00

Fine, very hazy.

E

9 | E

4 NE

3

0.00

Do., do.

Jan. 1

28.30 28.39 28.40 28.38 28.38 50.0 54.5 54.5 48.0 49.5 51.0 49.0 58.5 E

4 E

5 E

3

0.00

Slight fog; 8 A.M., fine hazy.

"}

"

2 28.39 28.43 28.40 28.36 28.36, 52.0 58.5 55.0 48.0 53.0 51.0 52.0 58.5 ESE

328.30: 28.33 28.34) 28.30 28.22, 55.0

5 E

4 E

4

0.00

Fine, very hazy.

56.0 54.0 52.5 52.052.0 | 52.0 | 58.5

E

3 E

4 E

5

0.00

Wet fog; 7.15 A.M., fine, very hazy.

??

428.25 28.27 28.24 28.18 28.18 54.0 | 54.5 54.0 | 53.0 54.0 54.0 52.5 59.0

E

E

4 E !

5 E

6

0.06

Wet fog and drizzly rain throughout.

5 28.20, 28.25, 28.23 28.20, 28.18, 56.0 57.5 58.555.5 57.0 58.5 54.0 57.5 E

5 ESE

6 E

0.07

29

Dense wet fog throughout.

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1871.

86 feet above mean low level of Spring Tides.

10

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH JANUARY, 1872.

DAY OF MONTH.

BAROMETER.

THERMOMETER (Fahrenheit.)

CORRECTED TO

DAY OF

WEEK.

32° FAHRENHEIT AND REDUCED TO) Max. and Min. of the previous 24 hours, taken at Noon.

MEAN SEA LEVEL.

SELF REGISTERING

IN THE SHADE.

Temp. at

9 A.M.

Max.

Noon.

Friday,

2 Saturday,

Sunday,

Monday,

Tuesday,

Wednesday,

7 Thursday, 8 Friday,

9 Saturday,

10 Sunday, 11 Monday,.

30.248 30.156 62.0 71.5

Min.

3 P.M. 30.145 30.088 59.0 67.0 64.5 61.5 63.5 94: 61.0 63.0 57.0 58.0 77 30.203 30.132 55.0 63.5 61.5 58.5 62.5 102. 58.0 62.0 53.0 56.0 71 30.283 30.162 55.0 62.5 62.0 58.5 62.5 93. 58.0 62.0 53.0 56.0 30.275 30.163 57.0 64.5 64.5 61.5 65.0 125. 61.0 65.0 56.0 57.0 30.282 30.156 60.0 65.0 64.5 62.5 64.5 125. 62.0 64.0 57.0 30.188 30.068 62.0 68.0 67.5 63.5 67.0 95. 63.0 67.0 56.0 30.040 30.023 65.0 72.0 72.0 66.5 72.0 103. 66.0

HYGROMETER.

WIND.

ATTACHED

MAX.

IN

SUN

RAIN IN

INCHES

DURING

HUMIDITY

IN SHADE.

BULB

IN

DRY BULB IN WET BULBIN COMPLETE SHADE. SHADE. SATURATION =100.

VACUO.

THE

PREVI-

OUS 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.

FORCE

DEW POINT.

QUARTER.

0 to 12.

STATE OF THE WEATHER.

9 A.M.

72 53.5

53.8 Calm N.

0.5 0.03

Overcast.

67 48.5

67 48.5

50.8 Calm

N.E.

0.5 0.11

""

50.8 N.E.

N.E.

0.5

""

59 51.7

50.4 N.E.

Calm

0.5

0

57.0

63

52.7

51.2 IN.E.

N.E.

62.0

73

50.1

58.0 E.

Calm

0.5

...

30.058 30.126 66.0 72.0

70.5

65 0

30.245 30.122 56.0 65.0

12 Tuesday,

13 Wednesday, 14 Thursday, 15 Friday,

16 | Saturday,

17 | Sunday,

18

Monday,

19 Tuesday,

20

21

Thursday,

22 | Friday,

Wednesday,

23 Saturday,

24 Sunday,

25 Monday,.

26 Tuesday,

27

Wednesday,

28 Thursday

29 Friday,

30

31 Sunday,

Saturday,

Mean

Maximum of the month. Minimum

do.

30.268 30.188 52.9 63.7 61.7 58.0 62.0 .72.0

36.0

72.0 61.0 66.0 73 67.5 71.5 93. 67.0 71.0 62.0 66.0 73 63.5 64.5 85. 63.0 64.0 58.0 57.0 72 62.5 61.0 62.5 111. 61.0 62.0 55.0 57.0 67

30.317 30.277 55.0 62.5 58.0 56.5 57.0 71. 56.0 57.0 50.0 50.0 65 30.479 30.408 42.0 57.0 49.5 45.5 48.5 59. 45.0 48.0 40.0 43.0 66

30.589 30.491 *36.5 47.5 47.5 42.5 48.5 75. 42.0 48.0 36.0 40.0 60

30.543 30.435 +36.0 48.0 48.0 44.5 50.5 103. 44.0 50.0 35.0 39.0 45 30.454 30.333 39.0 53.0 53.0 50.0 54.5 119. 50.0 540 41.0 44.0 49

30.340 30.280 40.0 57.0 57.0 52.5 57.5 122. 52.0 57.0 44.0 50.0 54 30.318 30.207 45.0 66.0 60.0 56.5 60.5 120. 56.0 60.0 53.0 60

30.411 30.367 51.0 61.5 58.5 55.5 60.0 118. 30.413 30.409 44.0 60.0 60.0 51.5 59.5 113. 51.0 30.338 30.231 42.0 60.5 58.5 53.5 58.5 110. 53,0 30 209 30.102 50.5 61.5 61.5 56.5 62.5 116. 30.157 30.053 54.5 67.0 66.5 60.5 65.5 104. 60.0 30.187 30.138 57.0 68.0 67.5 60.5 67.5 110. 60.0 30.202 30.083 56.0 68.0 66.5 62.5 65.5 113. 30.108 30.008 57.0 66.5 66.5 63.5 67.0 89.

30.088 60.0 30.041 70.5 70.5 67.0 69.5 130. 67.0 69.0 65,0 62.0 88 30.070 30.001 59.0 71.0 68.5 63.5 69.5 127. 66.0 69.0 64.0 64.0 88 30.217 30.146 58. 69.0 62.5 60.5 64.5 89. 60.0 64.0 54.0 56.0 66 30.349 30.217 54.0 69.0 60.0 56.5 605 103. 56.0 60.0 47.0 50.0 52 30.307 30.237 54.5 60.5 60.0 57.0 60.5 112. 57.0 69.0 50.0 55.0 30.259 30.187 52.5 61.0 61.0 56.5 60.5 98. 56.0 60.0 52.0 54.0 75 104. 57.6 61.6 51.3 54.7

69

57.0

61.5 S.E.

W.

.5

73

58.0

62.8 Calm

S.W.

63

53.8

51.2 Calm

N.E.

0.5

72

49.8

52.7 IN.E.

N.E.

61

44.4

43.6 IN.

N.

2.5

Fine.

Overcast.

Fine.

Overcast.

Fine.

Overcast.

""

Overcast.

Fine.

Overcast.

3 P.M.

Overcast.

"}

""

Fine.

""

Fine.

Overcast.

69

34.2

37.5 IN.

""

52

28.6

31.2

99

41 24.4

27.3 ?N.

0.5

Fine.

""

Fine.

47 $1.5

34.2 N.E.

N.E.

0.5

"}

61

35.9

43.6 N.E.

N.

0.5

""

49,0

62

42.4

46.8 Calm W.

""

55.0

60.0

59.0

56.0

62.0

58.0 45,0 50.0 55

40.0 50.0 46

40,0 48.0 32

43

25.6

37.4 N.E.

N.E.

0.5

""

""

53

30.6

42.0 N.E.

N.E.

1.5

""

""

57

37.5

42.8 IN.E.

N.E.

""

"

65.

5.0

55.0

47.0 56.0 56

Overcast.

67

39.3

50.8 IN.E.

Calm

1

73

60.0 71

73

50.6

55.9 Calm

Calm

Overcast.

67.0

54.0 60.0 66

64

48.7

54.4 alm

N.E.

0.5

Fine.

62.0

65.0

56.0 58.0 58

63

47.1

52.3 IN.E.

N.E.

1.5

63 0

67.0 59.0 63.0 77

78

55.6

59.8 IN.E. E.

0.5

0.5

64

03.4

56.5 Calm

Calm

BERERS

73

62.4

60.1 N.W.

N.W.

0.5

0.04

Fine.

61

50 38.5

72 43.6

66 48.2

64

63

45.3

59 48.7 49.4 N.E. 41.2 N.E.

N.E.

50.6 N.E. 48.7 N.E.. N.E.

48.6

N.

0.5

Overcast.

Overcast and Rain.

Overcast.

Fine.

35

""

Overcast.

Fine.

Calm

0

Fine.

1.5

1

""

3

1

">

""

"}

""

??

0.18

:

1868.

73.0

74.0

75.0

42.0

56.0

46.0

Remarks.

1868.

1869.

1870.

During the month,

0.75 1870

18691

0.17 i

...

Range

.36.0

31.0

18.0

29.0

* Snow observed on the top of Tai-Mo-Shan, + Ice was found in many parts of the Colony.

date.

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J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Rules and Regulations made by the Governor in Council, in pursuance of the powers given in that behalf by Ordinance No. 9 of 1867, Section XVIII.

1. Whereas it is expedient to repeal the Rules and Regulations for the licensing and control of Gaming in certain places, passed by the Governor in Council under authority of Section XVIII of Ordinance No. 9 of 1867, it is hereby notified that all Rules, Regulations, and Conditions heretofore made and published by the Governor in Council under authority of the said Ordinance, and more especially the Rules, Regulations, and Conditions made by the Governor in Council, on and bearing date the 15th day of August, 1867, the 12th day of September, 1868, the 14th day of January, 1870, and the 17th day of March, 1871, respectively, are hereby repealed, and declared to be null and void, and of no effect whatsoever, from Saturday, inclusive, the 20th day of January, 1872.

Approved in Council,

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

13th January, 1872.

16

No. 7.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH JANUARY, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that from and after the 24th day of December, 1871, the Crown Rent reserved upon each of the Kowloon Marine Lots registered and now standing in the Books of the Land Office, Hongkong, as "Kowloon Marine Lots Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18, 22, and 23,” has been temporarily and provisionally reduced to Ten Dollars ($10) per annum, until further notice. By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th January, 1871.

No. 8.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st December, 1871, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th January, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

Oriental Bank Corporation,

?

556,618

250,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,....................

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,....

614,552

250,000

409,990

200,000

993,518

500,000

TOTAL,.........

2,574,678

1,200,000

No. 1.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honorable JOHN SMALE, Chief Justice of the Colony of Hongkong, having been granted Six Months' Sick Leave from the 11th instant inclusive, His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNell, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to appoint the Honorable HENRY JOHN BALL to be Acting Chief Justice, provisionally, from that date and until further notice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1872.

No. 2.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to appoint the Honorable THOMAS CHILD HAYLLAR to be Acting Judge of the Court of Summary Jurisdiction of Hongkong, provisionally, from the 11th instant and until further notice, vice the Honorable HENRY JOHN BALL, appointed Acting Chief Justice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1872.

No. 4.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Notification, as received from the Government of India, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH JANUARY, 1872.

WOOSUNG BAR.

19

On the 1st January next the two Red Buoys now placed to mark the Channel over the Woosung Bar will be removed.

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE,

Engineer-in-chief.

Shanghai, 11th December, 1871.

No. 144.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

1

The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th October, 1871.

NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Consignees and Masters of Ships are hereby informed that, after the 15th instant, the Boundary, North of which Vessels shall not anchor, is as follows:-

Kellet's Island bearing E. by S. S.

All Ships to be properly moored with 35 fathoms Chain (East and West.)

The passage between the North Boundary of Men-of-War Anchorage and the Kowloon Peninsula is to be kept clear.

Steamers and Vessels not having definite employment will remain on the North side, not mooring within 500 yards of the "Gunpowder Dep?t."

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 9th October, 1871.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 12TH JANUARY, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

January

6

30.01

61

30.04

68

63

69

30.03

65

7

30.01

63

30.03

72

62

73

30.05

67

""

30.07

63

30.12

64

67

74

30.05

63

9

30.11

60

30.14

64

59

66

30.10

61

""

10

30.11

59

30.12

68

59

69

30.09

59

""

11

30.15

51

30.15

59

50

70

30.11

58

""

12

30.12

57

30.17

62

53

64

30.13

59

>>

DATE.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

'NOON

P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB,

*NOON

6 P.M.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering. Min. Max.

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

6 P.M.

F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

1872.

"

Jan. 628.21 28.28 28.25 28.20 28.18 59.0 62.5 62.5 59.0 61.0 61.0 52.0 64.0 SE

729.24 28.28 28.25 28.26 28.23 60.5 64.0 62.0 59.5 59.5 59.0 60.0 65.0 NE

828.25 28.27, 28.28 28.21 28.22 57.0 58.0 57.0 57.0 57.0 56.5 56.5 67.0 SE

2 SE

4 NNE

4 E

3 SE

3 SW

4

0.08

2

0.04

Fog; 8 A.M., detached openings in

fog; 2 P.M., fine cloudy.

Peak fine; dense fog below;

9 A.M.,

fine cloudy.

5 E

4

0.00

""

Dense wet fog; 3 P.M., fine overcast;

5 P.M., fog.

"9

:

9 28.25 28.30 28.30 28.26 28.26 54.0 57.5 57.0 53.5 56.0 55.0 53.5 59.0 E

!

6 E

6 E

4

0.02

Dense wet fog; 10 A.M., fine cloudy.

10 28.27 28.33 28.31 28.30 28.23 55.0 57.0 53.0 54.056.0 51.0 55.0 60.0E

3 N

3 NW

6

0.00

""

Dense wet fog; 11 A.M., fine overcast.

!

11

28.25 28.26 28.28 28.24 28.25 45.0 51.5 51.0 43.5 48.0 47.043.0 58.0 N

5 NE

4 N?E

3

0.06

35

Fine, clear.

12 28.26 28.32 28.33 28.28 28.28 50.5 53.0 52.0 49.5 51.5 51.0 30.0 4.0 E

6 E

6 E

6

0.00

""

A

Fine overcast, hazy.

20

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH JANUARY, 1872.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Ashley, John

2

Chadwick,

1

Abalos, Eudo-

Emma Miss

cia L.

Cushen, Chs.

1

Gauthr?, E. Monsr. Guild, C. M.

}1

1

6

1

Callaghan, D. 1

Causse,

Antongini, Carlo 1

Monsr. F.

1

Hansen, C.

1

Herrera, Ricardo 1

Arthur, T. F. 1

Curtis, Walter 2

Hooper, C. C. 1

Arveza, Luis L. 1

Cregon, E.

1

Hober, K.

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 12th January, 1872.

Alvares, Fran-

cisco Luiz

Letters. Papers.

Panigati, F.

Letters. Papers.

1

Patterson, M. ?

} 1

F. Mrs.

Sequeira,

Pedro R. Scott, Fredk.

W. Stone, Mr.

(Midship- man) Simon, Monsr.

Lets. Paps.

1

LeMaistre, J. Lincoln, A.

1

Lobo, Antonio)

1

C. E?a

Pironet, F. Monsr.1

Longfellow, C. A.1

Pollock, F. H. 1

Labin, M.

1

Paris, J. J.

Lee, John

1

La Rogue,

1

Christopher, Wm.

1

Hutchinson, W. 1

Monsr. De

Rose, J. W.

5

1

Bernholm, N.

1

Carter, W. H.

Heselton, Edwd. 1

1

Rozario, Anto-}

1

Smith, Joseph 1

Barrier, A.

Chung How,

Monsr.

H. E.

}

Harbord, W.

(Rope maker)

Brown, Paul

Revd.

1 regd.

Herton,

1

McArthur,

John McPherson, John1

?

Ross, William

Rowthorn, Wm. 1

Howell E.

Brown, Mr.

Day, Capt.

Bols, Louis

1

Durand,

Heriot, James P.1

1

Manzato, Gin-

Russell, Chs. W.1 Robert, G.

1

Monsr.Louis

Hutton, Robert 2

Brown, E.

Besnard, Monsr. 1

Denis, Monsr.?

Henderson, David 1

Marcus, Herbert1

Thomas

Harrocks, Thomas1

Mather, Mr.

1

Barden, W. Capt. 1

Bryan, M. O.

1

Duret, Theodore 1

Harns, P.

1

Murphy, D.

(Engineer)

Henry

Buxton, John}

Brady, Geo. H. 1

Boys, Angels

Canedo, Sr.

D. Joze

Cummings,

Thomas Cunha, Felis-

berto da

Chamberland,

W.

Carvalho,

}

Donelney, A.

6

Davis, N.

11

Iversen, G.

1

Martin, Madame 1

Sister)

Markey, Philip 2

1

Edlind, Gustaf 1

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

Mason, Mrs.

1

Erickson, E.

G. A.

Josekes

1

Errington,

1

Jackson, W.

1

1

Richard

Jaques, Joseph 1

Ngo Kong Chay 1

Jullie, Miss

Newbery, W. T. 1

Fitzgerald, M.S.1

Nichols, G. B.

Fleaunelli,Pietro1

Fonseca, Maria

Kemm, F.St.

1

1

Francisca

}1

John,

Owen, G.

1

Sartustegui,

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Ramug,

Maquin Sr.

Razio, J. do

Roper, Howard 1 R.D., (Your

Affecte.

Rozario, das

Dores Fran- cisca Ramers, D. Ribeiro, Vieira

F. da Con- cei??o

Sustenance, Capt. 1 1

Souza, Domin-

gos

Fran-

-1 registd.

ciseo da Smith, R. Sewell, Thomas Starling, W. G. 1 Selover, Isaac W. 1

Teunne, Geo. Thomson, Geo. M. Terry, H. K.

2 Thompson, F. 1

Ure, James

(Seaman)

}

Valdenebro, T. M. 1 Vercele Amele 3

1

} 1

1

1

1

Keer, Wm. B. Revd. 1

Otter, Albert

Miguel

Flood, Edwin

1

Knell, T.

O'Keeffe, John F. 1

Stephens, T.

Jos? M.

Grant,

Casimods, M. 1

Gacier, J.

1

Costa, Anto.

3

Gracias, Seriacol

Cowles, John

2

P. Jr.

Goldenberg,

Carolina

}1 regd.

Legura, Vicencia 1

Knell, Matthew 1

Kent, Capt.

John F. Kelly, John W. 1

Oliver, Mr.

Pelligrim

James Palm, Gustaf Phillimore, J.

Seenel, Chs.

1

Woodruffe, Mr.

Seaford, James 1

Wild, H.

1

}

Shafen, Rose Miss1

1

Short, W.

Wiggins, J. 1 Wilson, James 1 registd.

1

1

Smith, Geo.

1

1

Smith, E.

Zoorack, Mr.

1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 12th January, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps

Avon

Annie

Agnes, s.s.

3

Clara Lewies

Foune

1

Clara Seyer

2

King Fong, ss. 1 Kaisow

Naples Neville

1

Scylla, s. s.

1

9

10

Scotland, s. s.

2

1

Channel Queen 3

Admiral Protet 1

Crimea

Golden Spar Game Cock

Killerney

3

Northfleet

14 3

Segis

1

1

Khandish

1

Neva

1

Strathmore

1

Antares

Countess Russell1

Garibaldi

Sardis

1

Araby Maid

Cornuvia

3

Goliah

Annie Scott

1

Caroline Coventry 4

Lady Louisa Leander

Oriental, s.s.

1

1

Osaka

1

Singapore Sylphide

1

1

Ambassador

1

Columbus

1

Harcho

Anahauc

1

Catherine

Havilah

4 1

Alta Gracia

Fullarton

Anny Henderson 1

Constantin

Auguste

3

C. J.

111

Helen Black

Helen

14130 -

Locknager

1

Oro

Sampan

2

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Oscar Mojer

1

St. Anne

Linga

Onward

2

Onrust

2

Twee Cornelisen 1

Amoor

3

Hindustan Hingest,

1

Munkasy

Ogir

2

Martin

1

Antifer

1

Delta

6

5

Mikado

1

Pride of the

Aldebaran

1

Derwent

Minnie Graham 3

Thames

Isle of Wight 1

Arabie

1

Deerfoot

1

Maria

1

Pehlwan

2

Isles of the South6

Tesgra, s.s. Thermopyle Tamisa

Tyburnia Teviot

1

2

Aline

Dorothy

1

Isles of the Sea 1

Mongyne

Prince Waldemar 1

Diamant

1

Martaban

Intrepid

1

Blanche

2

Marnix de St.

Britain's Pride 3

Endeavor

Italy

1

Aldegonde

}

Papillon Paulista

1

2

Union

N

British Cons-

   titution Bombay

}

Elizabeth

1

Min

Rifleman

1

Veronica

2

∞ -

8

Ellen Lewis

J. P. Smith

1

Madura

1

1

Ellina

Jeannie Eastmanl

Mary Blair

Rangoon, s.s. Rockwood

6

1

Webfoot

Elderslic

Jane Woodburn 1

Mohican

Reigate

Windhover

Coldingham Clymene Cissy City of Agra 14 Constance Courier

21

Elsses, str.

Jurgen Bruhn 1

Mimi

Raisaid

Wild Wave

Envangeline

1

Janet Holt

1

Moss Glen

1

Rebecca

2

Early Morn

1

Jean Sands

1

Mathilda Atheling2

Rosebud

1

Josephine

Flying Fish

Amedee

Fred. Warren

James Lister 5

New York 1 Nellie Hastings 1

Sir Harry Parkes3 Seafield

Wave Queen War Cloud William Ritson 1 1 Washie, str. Walsgriff

2511——

??

4

1

1

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

Ships of War, 12th January, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Zebra

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Iron Duke

30 4 Melville

Nassau

1 Princess

1

Charlotte 9

?

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH JANUARY, 1872.

NOTICE.

NOTICE.

HE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Su-HENKE in Our Firm ceased on the 31st of interest and responsibility of Mr. JULIUS preme Court will be held on Thursday, the Eighteenth day of January, A.D. 1872, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order of the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

Victoria, Hongkong,

13th January, 1872.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

IN BANKRUPTCY. OTICE.-HADJEE ABDOOL RAHIM HAD- JEE ELIAS, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, and of Canton, in the Empire of

N

China, Trader, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong, in Bankruptcy, on the Thirteenth day of Novem- ber, in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy-one, a Public Sit- ting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honorable Henry John Ball, Acting Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victo- ria, Hongkong, on the Twenty-fourth day of January instant, at Eleven o'clock in the fore- noon of that day precisely.

 William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, is the Official Assignee, and Mr. John Joseph Francis is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy.

2, Club Chambers,

Hongkong, 13th January, A.D. 1872.

IT

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1867.”

is hereby notified that part of the House hereinafter mentioned that is to say, the Ground Floor of House No. 18, Graham Street, was on the Ninth day of January, 1872, pur- suant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

CECIL C. SMITH, Registrar General,

Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 9th January, 1872.

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

ORDINANCE, 1867."

is hereby notified that part of the House

I hereinafter mentioned that is to say, the

Ground Floor of House No. 16, Graham Street, was on the Ninth day of January, 1872, pur- suant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

CECIL C. SMITH, Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office,

It

Hongkong, 9th January, 1872.

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

ORDINANCE, 1867.”

is hereby notified that part of the House

to say,

 Floor of House No. 15, Tung Man Lane, was on the Tenth day of January, 1872, pursuant to

December, 1870.

WM. PUSTAU & Co. Hongkong and China, 16th December, 18 71.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM ABBOTT TURNBULL is au- thorized to sign our Firm from this date. BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON & Co. Shanghai 1st May, 1871.

NOTICE.

Estate of RUSTOMJEE PESTONJEE

MOTIWALLA, Esq., deceased.

Effects of the late Rustomjee Pestonjee Motiwalla, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned,-

ETTERS of Administration to the Estate and

All persons having claims against the deceased, are requested to send in particulars thereof on or before the First day of March, 1872.

All per- sons indebted to, or holding funds or property of the deceased, are requested to communicate as soon as possible with

IT

D. RUTTUNJEE, Administrator.

NOTICE.

is hereby notified for the information of Shippers and Underwriters that the steamers Appin, Dragon, Kiushu, Nanzing, Sin Nan- zing, Yuen-tze-fee, and Mided, being com- manded by Officers qualified to perform the duties of Pilots, will run hereafter without taking Station Pilots either Inward or Outward.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. Shanghai, 1st May, 1871.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as a Merchant and Commission Agent under the style or firm of

F. PEIL,

and have authorized MR. F. E. HEYDEN and Mr. H. MEYER to sign my firm by procuration.

F. PIEL. Hongkong, 15th December, 1870.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED-

31st December last.

Mr. ALFRED HUTCHISON was admitted a Partner therein on the 1st January.

Canton, 1st March, 1871.

NOTICE.

DEACON & Co.

MR. Jountant from all participation in the

R. JOHN HIGGIN having withdrawn with

management of our business has henceforth no authority to sign or incur obligations on the part of our firm.

LONEY & Co.

Iloilo, 12th October, 1870.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM HENRY MOORE and MR.

Section XX111 of the above Ordinance, declared MROTTO FRIEDRICH have this day been

by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Registrar General,

Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 10th January, 1872.

NOTICE.

R. WILHELM REINERS is authorized to

Mga our Arm per procuration from this

date.

MELCHERS & Co., Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

THE

NOTICE.

interest and responsibility of Mr. F. CLAUSS in our firm ceased on the 31st

December, 1871, by mutual consent.

Hongkong & China, the 1st January, 1872. BOURJAU, H?BENER & Co.

NOTICE.

R. CARL ROBERT MEUSER is this day

Madmitted a partner in our Firm at Hong-

kong and at Canton.

PAUL EHLERS & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

admitted Partners in our firm.

LAMMERT, ATKINSON & Co. Hongkong, 30th June, 1870.

MR

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKIN- SHAW was admitted a Partner in ou Firm on the 1st of January last.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 10th March, 1870.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of WAHEE and TONG-MOW-CHEE, in our Firm, ceased on this day.

WAHEE, SMITH & Co. East Point. Hongkong, 21st December, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. PAUL GERHARD HUBBE, and Mr.

ized to sign our firm here and in China from this date.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, November 1, 1869.

NOTICE.

21

R. WILLIAM GEORGE PRICE is au-

from this date.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 17th July, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES HART is authorized to sign our

Mr Fira per procuration in Hongkong.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 17th June, 1869.

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THE undersigned, having been appointed

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GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE. THE Undersigned have been appointed Agents

Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 3.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 20TH JANUARY, 1872.

VOL. XVIII.

No. 1.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

  By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Bachelor, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, LL. D., 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 of KIMBERLEY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:----

No. 4 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend the Laws relating to the Banishment of Persons dangerous to the Peace and good Order of the Colony:

  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.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 15th Day of January, 1872.

No. 9.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Rules and Regulations made by His Excellency The Governor in Council, in pursuance of Section XVIII of Ordinance No. 9 of 1867, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th January, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Rules and Regulations made by the Governor in Council, in pursuance of the powers given in that behalf by Ordinance No. 9 of 1867, Section XVIII.

1. Whereas it is expedient to repeal the Rules and Regulations for the licensing and control of Gaming in certain places, passed by the Governor in Council under authority of Section XVIII of Ordinance No. 9 of 1867, it is hereby notified that all Rules, Regulations, and Conditions heretofore made and published by the Governor in Council under authority of the said Ordinance, and more especially the Rules, Regulations, and Conditions made by the Governor in Council, on and bearing date the 15th day of August, 1867, the 12th day of September, 1868, the 14th day of January, 1870, and the 17th day of March, 1871, respectively, are hereby repealed, and declared to be null and void, and of no effect whatsoever, from Saturday, inclusive, the 20th day of January, 1872.

Approved in Council,

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

13th January, 1872.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH JANUARY, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 10.

His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint, provisionally and until further notice, HENRY J. HOLMES, Esquire, to be Secretary and Clerk to the Honorable Acting Chief Justice BALL, from the 12th instant, vice WILLIAM W. TOLLER, Esquire, resigned.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1872.

NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

The Commission appointed under the hand and seal of His Excellency Governor SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G.; C.B.; &c., &c., to inquire into the condition of the Police Force of this Colony having commenced its sittings, all Persons who have any evidence to offer on any of the matters enumerated in His Excellency's Memorandum No. 633, or who have any suggestions to offer for the greater efficiency of the Police Force, are requested to send their Names, with a list of the points on which they would wish to be examined, to the Secretary of the Commission at the Supreme Court House.

ALFRED LISTER,

Secretary.

Supreme Court House, 1st January, 1872.

No. 11.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th January, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

RETURN of ESTATES of INTESTATES for the half-year ending 31st December, 1871.

AMOUNT RE-

NAME OF INTESTATE.

CEIVED ON ACCOUNT OF THE ESTATE.

DEDUCTIONS FOR DIS- BURSEMENTS.

BALANCE

ON CLOSING ACCOUNT.

DISPOSAL OF BALANCE.

TOTAL BALANCE.

Janieta Alexandra,

$ c. 1,563.51

$ c. 145.17

$ 1,418.34

c.

Deposited in Treasury, Remaining in Registry,

$ c. .1,400.00 18.34

$ c.

1,418.34

Dougal McLachlan Drysdale,

6.25

1.81

4.44

Remaining in Registry,

4 44

Wong Kee Kwong,.

142.35

42.81

99.54

Do.

do.,

99.54

Charles Holt,

185.20

90.25

94.95

Do.

do.,

94.95

Sheik Nizam,

3.00

1.15

1.85

Do.

do.,

1.85

William Evans,

48.00

5.40

42.60

Do.

do.,

42.60

....

John Helman, otherwise,

Henry Walton,

0.32

Due Registry,

0.32

W. H. ALEXANDER, Official Administrator.

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, 1871.

NAME OF Deceased.

Nil.

DATE OF DEATH.

DATE OF AD-

MINISTRATION.

AMOUNT.

DATE OF DEPOSIT.

REMARKS.

Nil.

Nil.

Nil.

Nil.

Nil.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

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No. 12.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH JANUARY, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

25

  The following Calendar of Grants of Probates during 1871, made under Ordinance No. 8 of 1860, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th January, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

DATE

OF

GRANT.

Feb.

Ah N?n,

19

7th Dec., 1870

Probate

Calendar of Probates and ADMINISTRATIONS granted by the Court of Probate, Hongkong, during the Year 1871.

NAME OF TESTATOR OR INTESTATE.

Leung Yun otherwise Leong-

Sow-foong,

Jan. 10

Jose Antonio Cordeiro,

13

""

24

""

John Irvin,

24

"+

Vee Koo,

25

27

"

PLACE AND TIME OF DEATH.

PROBATE ADMINISTRATION OR ADMINIS- TRATION WITH

WILL ANNEXED.

Hongkong, 12th Oct., 1870

Administration

1st Aug., 1870 15th Dec., 1870

19

16th Dec., 1870

England, 13th May, 1870

John Townsend,

Look Sow otherwise Look

Tsing Chune otherwise Mow Kee,

Tseng Kit Seng otherwise

Hongkong, 22nd Dec., 1870

NAME AND DESCRIPTION OF THE EXECUTOR OR ADMINISTRATOR.

Jose Phillipe da Costa, Brother-in-law,

James Greig, Attorney for the Mortagee, Official Administrator,

Do.,

Adm. Will annexed Thomas Howard, Attorney for Jane Townsend,

Widow, the Relict,

VALUE OF THE EFFECTS AS SWORN

TO OR SET FORTH

IN THE COMMISSION OF APPRAISEMENT.

$

C.

472.15

100.00

206.75

10.00

6,000.00

Administration

Look Low Shee, Widow, the Relict,

4,915.40

Ho Shee, the Widow, and sole Executrix,

400.00

2

Cheangleen Hee,

"

9th Dec., 1870

8

"7

George E. Potts,

25th Dec., 1870

Ad?nn. Will annexed]

Administration

Tsay Pan, the Son, and sole Legatee,

2,000.00

Official Administrator,

150.00

16

Gerhard Wilhelm Farrelman,]

20th Dec., 1870

""

16

Francis Innes Hazeland,

21st Jan., 1871

""

Mar. 9

Kwok Chu Hoy,

21st Jan., 1871

91

10

John Charles Whyte,

Ireland,

""

""

10

Choy Hung Choey,

Tongba,

31st July, 1870 1st Feb., 1871

21

""

April 6

Lee Lok,

29

May 5

29

17

Canton, 16th Nov., 1870 Hongkong, 15th Mar., 1871 5th April, 1871

Bombay,

26th Dec., 1870

June 3

"

26

Abdool Devraj,

7

29

Canton,

4th April, 1871

At Sea,

25th April, 1871

"

7

"

9

Wm. L. Anningsen,

""

15

"}

17

27

17

19

23

39

23

Julia Flynn,

29

"

July 12

Janieta Alexandra,

12

""

Yeong Chew,

25

"

*Tun Wah Lai,

Leong Pik Soong,

2

11

Lai a Tat,

21

Charles Holt,

"

21

Y?n Ngy Lun,

Sept. 9

Lei Wa,

""

18

George Wilson,

29

18

""

19

19

27

19

Nov. 7

Sheik Nizam,

7

""

"}

27

Yeep Kum Sing,

27

"}

27

39

Lee Kin Loong,

Wilhelmine Schmidt,

Armand Marchandeau,

Dougal McLachlan Drysdale,

Aug. 2 Wong Kee Kwong,

David Illingworth,

Oct. 13 Chun Amo alias Chun Wai Chuin,

19

Dec. 20

Sathyro Antonio de Noronha,

Chun Tuk Leong other-

wise Atick,

Ng otherwise Ong Cheok Hin, John Smith,

William Evans,

John Helman alias Harry

Walton,

Rustonjee Pestonjee Motiwallah,

Cheang Pak Yoong other-

wise Yek Kwan,

10th April, 1871

Hongkong, 1st April, 1871

27

21st May, 1871

At Sea, 25th April, 1871 Honam,

27th Sept., 1870

Canton, 6th May, 1871 Ludwigsburg, 2nd April, 1866

Hongkong, 19th Mar., 1871

23rd June, 1871

Sun Wooi, 12th May, 1871

Hongkong, 26th June, 1871

14th July, 1871 At Sea, 21st June, 1871 Hongkong, 24th July, 1871 At Sea,

26th July, 1871 Hongkong, 1st Nov., 1865

"}

20th Aug., 1871

Hongkong, 22nd Sept., 1871 13th Mar., 1871

11

19

10

10

23

Lee Kin Chin,

Henry Charles Stewart,

Hugo Pellico,

James Urquhart,

Nowrojee Nusserwanjee Guz-

der,

Laurence Pierson Ward,

Ho-tsin Shin,

A Chinaman No 3, (Name

unknown,)

Low Awai,

Lai Chew Fat,

Canton, 4th Jan., 1871 Hongkong, 6th Feb., 1871

At Sea,

1st April, 1871 Admn. Will annexed Official Administrator,

Hongkong, 8th May, 1871

Probate

Admn. Will annexed Administration Probate

Gesiena Farrelman, Widow, the Relict, Official Administrator,

3,253.32

Kwok Lye Wye and KwokChu Fat, the Executors, Edmund Sharp, Attorney of the Executrix, Choy A Kin, the Son, and next of Kin, Lee Kwok Shee, Widow, the sole Executrix, Wm. Stanley Adams, M.D., and the Revd. R.

O'Callaghan, the Executors,

2,300.00

25,000.00

475.17

11,000.00

2,500.00

Administration

Le Wong She, Widow, the sole Executrix, Official Administrator,

2,300.00

1,846.88

Do.,

476.70

"}

Byramjee Nusserwanjee Guzder, the Brother,

and one of the next of kin,

2,000.00

2,898.10

Administration Probate

Do.,

101.90

Ho-lai-She, Widow, the sole Executrix,

150,000.00

Administration

Official Administrator,

102.50

Low Wong She, Widow, the Relict,

33.89

""

Cheang a Wong, Widow, the Relict,

60.00

19

Official Administrator,

211.51

Tun Wah Kee, the Brother,

102.50

Probate

Chun Shee, Widow, the sole Executrix,

6,000.00

Lee Yune Kong, the sole Executor,

60,000.00

Administration

Thomas Schmidt, the Brother, and next of Kin,[

500.00

""

Francis Douglas, the Brother-in-law,

100.00

""

24th May, 1871

??

Official Administrator,

261.50

"

Do.,

1,624.37

""

Probate Administration

Yeong Shuey Lun, the Executor,

80,000.00

Official Administrator,

150.59

"}

5th July, 1871

Do.,

250.00

""

Catherine Illingworth, Widow, the Relict,

3,431.60

99

Lai Keng, the Brother, and next of kin,

35.10

""

Official Administrator,

442.68

""

Probate

Administration

Y?n Wing Keet, the Brother, and next of kin, Lai Yune Yow, one of the Executors, Under

power reserved on the 5th April, 1866, Leong a Sam, Widow, the Relict, and Chun

Yoong Foon, the Son,

713.60

10,000.00

9,317.71

Probate Administration

Thomas Anthony, and William Ward, Executors, Alberto Antonio Botelho, the Step Father,

1,000.00

1,000.00

11

Canton, 3rd May, 1871

7th Aug., 1871 Administration Hongkong, 25th June, 1871 Adm. Will annexed

Administration 20th Aug., 1871 29th Aug., 1871 At Sea, 29th Oct., 1871

Probate

Chun Tuk Sing, the sole Executor,

30,000.00

Ng Choon Ting, the Son, and next of Kin, Jeremiah Foley, the sole Legatee

15,649.00

35.00

Official Administrator,

7.00

Do.,

289.25

"

97

Yeep Ayuin, the Son, and only next of kin,

264.02

27

David Gow,

*

27

Sit a Sap,

"1

19

29 WongKong otherwise Sing Yue, Canton,

Hongkong, 5th Oct., 1871 At Sea,

16th July, 1871 Kwong-hoy in China, 17th October, 1871, England, 21st Dec., 1866

Official Administrator,

9.72

19

"1

Dhunjeebhoy Ruttonjee, Attorney of the Widow,

13,977.00

Cheang Tye She, Widow, the Relict,

1,200.00

Admn. Will annexed Alexander McIver, Attorney of George Harper,

the Executor,

10,000.00

Hongkong, 30th Nov., 1871 23rd Oct., 1871

Administration Probate.

Sit Awong, the Brother, and next of Kin, Wong Yue and Wong Sing Kue, two of the Ex- ecutors. Power reserved to grant like Pro- bate to Wong Lee Shee, the Executrix.

285.10

10,000.00

* NOTE. This Administration was revoked, the Brother having appeared and applied for Administration, See Tun Wah Lai, 15th June, 1871.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

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No. 13.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH JANUARY, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th January, 1872.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 1 of 1872.

YANGTSZE, LANGSHAN CROSSING.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

   The Langshan Light-vessel will shortly be moved to the Eastward of her present position, on account of the making out of the Waterman or Middle Bank. Vessels are advised to pass to the Eastward of, but close to the Light-vessel.

ACTEON SHOAL.

   The Red Buoy moored on the S.W. end of the Acteon Shoal has disappeared. This Buoy will be replaced as soon as possible.

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 3rd January, 1872.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 2 of 1872.

YANGTSZE.

   A junk has been sunk in the Yangtsze, in 6 fathoms of water, and its mast projects about 20 feet above high water. The following bearings are taken from the wreck:

Kiutoan Lighthouse, Kiutoan Small Beacon, Blockhouse Iron Beacon,

?

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 6th January, 1872.

No. 14.

S. 221 E. .N. 7830 W.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

S. 6710 E.

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

The subjoined Post Office Notice is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th January, 1872.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

   British Columbia having become a part of the Dominion of Canada, all correspondence for that Province (including that for Vancouver's Island,) will henceforth be chargeable with the same rates of Postage, and will be subject to the same regulations of transmission, as correspondence for other parts of Canada, viz. :—

For each half ounce Letter.

or

Price Current.

For each Newspaper For each 4 ounces

of Books or Packets of Patterns.

Registration fee.

cts.

cts.

cts.

cts.

***

When sent vi? Southampton,

28

6

12

16

vi? Brindisi,

34

10

18

16

""

""

""

per French Packet,...

36

8

16

16

F. W. MITCHELL,

Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1872.

No. 7.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that from and after the 26th day of December, 1871, the Crown Rent reserved upon each of the Kowloon Marine Lots registered and now standing in the Books of the Land Office, Hongkong, as "Kowloon Marine Lots Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18, 22, and 23,” has been temporarily and provisionally reduced to Ten Dollars ($10) per annum, until further notice. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th January, 1871.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH JANUARY, 1872.

NOTICE.

Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates, are informed that the Rates for the First Quarter of the year 1872 are payable in advance during and within the month of January next.

Rate Payers are requested to take Notice that Parties in default in payment of Rates after the period specified, are liable to be sued in the Court of Summary Jurisdiction."

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 29th December, 1871.

No. 144.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Treasurer.

The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th October, 1871.

NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

   Consignees and Masters of Ships are hereby informed that, after the 15th instant, the Boundary, North of which Vessels shall not anchor, is as follows:-

Kellet's Island bearing E. by S. S.

All Ships to be properly moored with 35 fathoms Chain (East and West.)

The passage between the North Boundary of Men-of-War Anchorage and the Kowloon Peninsula is to be kept clear.

Steamers and Vessels not having definite employment will remain on the North side, not mooring within 500 yards of the "Gunpowder Dep?t."

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 9th October, 1871.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 19TH JANUARY, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Self Registering.

Buro-

meter.

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

January

13

30.15

60

30.18

64

59

65

30.13

60

14

30.15

59

30.16

64

50

66

30.11

60

>>

15

30.13

60

30.19

66

59

66

30.20

64

""

16

30.31

58

30.33

61

56

67

30.33

57

""

17

30.34

54

30.30

60

54

63

30.26

55

""

18

30.27

56

30.31

61

55

61

30.27

57

""

19

30.26

56

30.26

64

56

64

30.22

60

DATE.

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 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO-

METER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

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.

1872.

""

27

Jan. 13 28.30 28.35 28.32 28.28 28.28 52.054.053.0 51.0 53.0 52.5 51.5 54.5 E

1428.31 28.34 28.40 28.28 28.26 53.0 54.0 57.0 52.0 53.0 56.5 52.0 55.0 E

62.5 61.0 53.5 60.5 58.0 55.0 62.5 EbS 1528.35 28.40 28.39 28.34 28.35, 56.0

6 E

6 E

7

0.001

Fine, much overcast.

!

4 E

2 SE

4

0.00

!

4 ESE

2 SE

3

0.00

?

!

|

i

""

16 28.45 28.48 28.49 28.46 28.48, 50.5 51.5

51.0 49.5 49.5 49.047.0 64.0

NE

""

17 28.47: 28.49 28.46 28.40 28.39 49.5 54.0 52.5 48.0 52.5 50.5 48.5 61.5ENE

!

22

18 28.40 28.44 28.43 28.36 28.36 49.0 50.0 49.5 43.5 48.0 48.048.0 56.0

E

""

19 28.38 28.46 28.42 28.38 28.38) 48.5 52.0 53.0 47.5 50.5 51.5 48.0 | 52.0

E

5 NE

4 NNE

7 E

6 E

3 NE

4

10.00

Fog; noon fine overcast;

cloudy, hazy.

3 P.M.,

Peak fine; dense fog below until 9

A.M.;

fine cloudy, very hazy.

Fine, overcast.

4 E

5

0.00

Do., do.

7 E

7

0.00

Do., do.

5 E

3

0.00

Do., do.

:

..1

1

1

1

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH JANUARY, 1872.

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No. 91.-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.

Allcot, James, British Vessel Harbottle Hongkong,.......... Ashley, George, care of Mr. J. B. Erskine, San Francisco, Bailey, O. E., care of J. D. Burdick, San Francisco,

Baker, J., Hong Que, Shanghae,

Brace, M., Holly Bush Terrace, Herts, England, Bracegirdle, William, Mechanics Arms, Manchester, Bradstreet, Jos. S., New York,

Brown, John, Ship Assyrian Yokohama,. Cockin, J. G., Post Office, San Francisco,

McLaughlin, Mrs. Mary, Crumelin P.O., Antrim, Ireland,. Mackenzie, David, Post Office, Singapore,

1

1

Mar?al, Gaetano, care of Josino Rosa, San Francisco, Marques, Cezar, New York,...................

.1

Marshall, George, Post Office, San Francisco,

.1

Morel, Felis y Ca., Hongkong,

.1

Montgomery, S., 29, Paterson Street, Kingston, Glasgow,.

.1

Monk, Geo., 63, Barclay St., Aldersham St., London, (Packet), 1 Mordan, Miss, The Stone House, Worthing, Surrey,

.1

Cox, Mrs. W., 10, Wellesley St, Stepney East, London, Cullen, C. A., care of J. Beale, China,

Morgan, Annie W., 315, West 14th Street, New York,

.2

1

Moriarty, M., Trinity College, Dublin,..

.1

Cutter, P., 48, Harding Street, Commercial Road, London, Dato, Benjamin, Crossen, Prussia,

Murray, Mary, Grange Road, Newington, Edinburgh,

.1

Edmonds, Mrs., 7, Winchester Street, Pimlico, London, Espinosa, Valentin, Steamer Sultan, Yokohama, Ferguson, Archibald, R. M. S. S. Oneida, Southampton, Ferrel, Joseph L., care of American Legation, Berlin, Freeman, J., H. M. S. Excelleut, Portsmouth, Hants,.. Fullerton, Lieut, H M. S. Midge Shanghai,.. Gatty, Mrs. Alfred, Young Folks Magazine, London, Gerhard, Ludvig, 31, St. Georges Street East, London, Gray, G. W., 32, Broad Street, Baltimore, U.S.A., Hamilton, George, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.,....... Hodgson, Mrs, 24, Alfred Terrace, Landport, Portsmouth,. Holland, Miss C., 9, Manly Terrace, Kensington, London, Hosey, W, Shanghai,

Newman, John, Gardner's Place, Pimlico, London, Noel, C., Barque Lota, Yokohama,

.1

1

O'Neil, Mary, 127, Chestnut Street, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.,1 Orr, Captain George, Victoria Dispensary, Yokohama,. Pardon, Miss Sylvia, 25, St. Marks' Place, New York,

1

1

1

Paris, Mrs., 8 Friendly Street, New Town, Deptford, Kent, ...1 Payne, S., 99, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool,

1

1

Pender, Mary, 5, Blenheim St., Liverpool, England,....

1

1

1

Radcliffe, Thomas, 34, Wavertree Road, Edge Hill, Liverpool, 1 Racani?re, M., Negociant ? Yokohama,

.1

1

Reichmann, H., Robnitz, Austria,...

.1

1

Rohl, Ed., Passenger from Shanghai-Yokohama,

Rossi, Captain Achille Clementi, Hongkong,

1

Hutton, John, 37, Castle Street, Dundee, Scotland,. Jamison. Captu, Barque Evelyn Wood, San Francisco, Johnson, George, Idaho Territory, California,.......... Johnson, Peter, Lord Nelson's Inn, Sydney, N.S.W.

Seaton, Miss Rosey, 71, Henry Street, New York,..... Shadyett, T., 54, Bromley Road, Kent,

Smith, Charles, Concord, New Hampshire,

.1

Spencer, Mrs., Drawdey Road, Balbriggen, Ireland,.

.1

.1

Johnston, Miss M., 3, Ratcliffe Highway, Wapping, London,.... 1 Johnston, Mrs. Mary, 31, Bedford St., Toxteth Park, Liverpool,. I Kay, John, 5, Portland Place, Spotland Road, Rochdale,. Kemp, Miss R., 52, Preston Street, Brighton, Sussex, Kilgood, Robert, Sailors' Home, Well's Street, London,. Kobke, F. C. C., Bangkok,............(detained for Postage),.. Kuhn, Hermine, Baum Strasse, No. 28, Stettin, Prussia,. La Due, E. W., Atlanta, Geo., U.S.A.,... Loetberg, Capt. G., Trappen, Schleswig,

Sutor, Otto, care of C. & J. Smith, Collingwood, Australia, (detained

for Postage,)..

.1

1

.1

Udall, A., 11, Ogwen Street, West Derby Road, Liverpool,...... 1 Violon, Louis, Administration de la Marine, ? Paris,...... Walker, J. W., San Francisco,

1

.1

Warren, Mrs. H., Hamilton Cottage, Norwood, Surrey, Watson, Captain, Barque Pilot Fish, Yokohama,. Webb, A. A., Veterinary Infirmary, Yokohama,. Willis, Mrs., 77, South Grove, Mile End, London, Wynne, Captain, Shanghae,

1

.1

1

1

McIver, D., Ship C?ur de Lion, Yokohama,

General Post Office, Hongkong, 18th January, 1872.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Ashley, John

Costa, Anto. 3 Cowles, John

Goldenberg,

Carolina Gauthr?, E.

1 regd.

Herrera, Ricardo 1

Monsr. F.

}

1

Hooper, C. C. 1

Hober, K.

1

Bernholm, N.

1

Curtis, Walter 2

Hutchinson, W. 1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 19th January, 1872.

1

1

Abalos, Eudo-

cia L. Alvares, Fran-

cisco Luiz

Antongini, Carlo 1 Arthur, T. F. 1 Arveza, Luis L. 1

P. Jr.

2

Chadwick,

Emina Miss Cushen, Chs. Callaghan, D. 1 Causse,

Monsr. Graneud, S.

Labin, M.

Lee, John

La Rogue,

Monsr. De

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Patterson, M. } 1

F. Mrs.

Sequeira,

Pedro R. Scott, Fredk.

W.

Stone, Mr.

(Midship-

man)

Lets. Paps.

1

Smith, Joseph 1

Leguro,Vicencia 1 LeMaistre, J. Lincoln, A. Lobo, Antonio }

D'E?a Longfellow, C.A.1

1

1

1

Pironet, F. Monsr.1

Pollock, F. H. 1

1

Paris, J. J.

1

Rozario, Anto-

1

do

Ross, William

1

Sustenance, Capt. 2

1

Barrier, A.

2

Cregon, E.

2

Heselton, Edwd. 2

1

Monsr.

Brown, Paul

Revd.

Carter, W. H.

1

Harbord, W.

Lobo, Pedro Antonio

Rowthorn, Wm. 1

Smith, R.

Russel. Chs. W. 1

Starling, W. G. 1

} 1 regd.

Cunha, Abino dal

(Rope maker)

Robert, G.

1

Selover, Isaac W. 1

Crenan, A. B.

1

1

Herton, E.

Brown, Mr.

1

Chavis, F. M.

1

Howell

} 1

Ramug,

Smith, J. W.

1

Bols, Louis

1

Brown, E.

1

Besnard, Monsr. 1

Day, Capt. J. 2

Heriot, James P.1 Hutton, Robert 2

McArthur,

John McPherson, John1

1

Roper, Howard 1 R.D., (Your

Juaquin Sr. 1

South, Willie

1

Souttir, John Souza, D. F.

1

Barden, W. Capt. 1

Bryan, M. O.

1

Buxton, John 4

Henry

Brady, Geo. H. 1

Boys, Angels Eragan?a, A.

A. de

Bodasaib,

Canedo, Sr.

D. Joze Cummings,

Thomas

Cunha, Helis-}

da Chamberland,

W. Carvalho,

Durand,

Mont. Louis

Henderson, David 1 Hams, P.

Marcus, Herbert1

1

Mather, Mr.

1

Denis, Monsr.

1

13

Thomas

Hranuelli,

Signor Pietro

Dnret, Theodore 1

1

Donelney, A.

Iversen, G.

1

Davis, N.

1

Digard, Monsieurl

1 regd.

Edlind, Gustaf 1

Erickson, E.

1

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2 Josekes Jaques, Joseph 1 Jullie, Miss

1

}

1

1

Errington,

2

1

1

Jewell, Thomas 1 Jackson, O.

1

Richard

Fitzgerald, M.S.1

Fonseca, Maria Francisca

}

Flood, Edwin 1

Keer, Wm. B. Revd. 1 Knell, T.

3

Otter, Albert

1

Knell, Matthew 2

Kent, Capt.

O'Keeffe, John F. 1 Oliver, Mr.

Miguel Seenel, Chs.

1

Woodruffe, Mr. Wild, H. Wiggins, J.

1

1

1

Seaford, James 1

Wilson, James 1 regd.

1

1

Shafen, Rose Miss1

John F.

Short, W.

Walmsley, Warish Meah

1

1 regd.

Jos? M.

Gacier, J.

2

Casimods, M. 1

Gracias, Seriacol

Kelly, John W. 1 Kutchee

1 regd.

Phillimore, J. Panigati, F.

1

Smith, Geo.

1

Smith, E.

1

Ylanes, J. Ge 1

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Martin, Madame 1

Markey, Philip 2

Mason, Mrs.

G. A.

}

Maleo, Champon1 Mahomed,

Warrish Man Wolung

Newbery, W. T. 1 Nichols, G. B.

1 regd.

Affecte.

Sister) Rozario, das

Dores Fran- cisca

Ramers, D. Ribeiro, F. da】 Concei??o Vieira Republique, Monsieur Razio, J. do

Ray Nath Ray 1 regd.

Sartustegui,

Ure, James

(Seaman) Upcher, A. R. 2

Vercele Amele 3

Syedmoollah,

1 regd. 1 regd.

Teunne, Geo. Thomson, Geo. M.

1

1

Terry, H. K.

2

Thompson, F.

1

Taylor, Richard 1

2

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

Ships of War, 19th January, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adventure

3

Nassau Iron Duke

3

30 4

Princess

Charlotte

}

Zebra

Letters. Papers.

1

10 3

32

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH JANUARY, 1872.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 19th January, 1872.

Lets. Paps

Letters. Papor8.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Avon Annie

3

Clara Seyer

2

Game Cock

Lady Louisa

1

1

Channel Queen

4

Garibaldi

2

Leander

1

Oriental, s.s. Osaka

1

1

Agnes, s.s.

1

Crimea

1

Goliah

1

Locknager

1

Oro

Admiral Protet 1

Countess Russell1

Gem

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Oscar Mojer

1

Antares

2

Cornuvia

3

Linga

2

Onward

2

Scotland, s. s. 2 Segis Strathmore Sardis Singapore

1

1

1

A

Araby Maid

1

Caroline Coventry 6

Harcho

1

Loudsbro

1

Onrust

Annie Scott

1

Columbus

1

Havilah

4

Louisa

1

Ogir

Sylphide Sampan

1 1

Ambassador

1

Catherine

Anahauc

Fullarton

}

Helen Black

I

St. Anne

2

Helen

3

Martin

Pride of the

Alta Gracia

2

Constantin

1

Hindustan

1

Mikado

1

Thames

}

Schichallion

2

Anny Henderson 1

C. J.

Hingest,

2

Minnie Graham 3

Pehlwan

N N

Star of the Northl

Auguste

4

Cid

Maria

1

Prince Waldemar 1 3

Twee Cornelisen 1

Amoor

3

Isle of Wight

1

Mongyne

1

Papillon

Antifer

1

Delta

6

5

Martaban

1

Paulista

Tesgra, s.s.

1

Isles of the Sea 1

Arabie

1

Derwent

Marnix de St.)

Intrepid

1

2

Prospero

6

Thermopyle

Aline

Deerfoot

Audax

Dorothy

1

Italy

1

i

Aldegonde

Peng Chao

Tamisa

1

Min

Hai, s.s.

Tyburnia

2

Ilione

1

Diamant

1

Madura

Paralos

Blanche

Britain's Pride 3

Endeavor

British Cons-

titution

}

Ellen Lewis

10 2

Ellina

Bombay

1

1

Elderslic

Bengali

1

Batavia

1

Elsses, str. Envangeline

Early Morn

22-2112

1

J. P. Smith

1

Mary Blair Mohican

Union

2

Rifleman

1

Jeannie Eastmanl

Mimi

1

Veronica

2

Jane Woodburn 1

Moss Glen

1

Rangoon, s.s.

6

1

Vesta

~~

2

Rockwood

Jurgen Bruhn 1

Mathilda Atheling?

Janet Holt

1

Marquis of Argyle1

Reigate

Webfoot

Raisaid

1

Jean Sands 1

M. E. Ray

1

Windhover

5

Rebecca

1

Josephine

Wild Wave

1

1

Rosebud

1

Coldingham

2

Amedee

New York

Radiant

Wave Queen

1

Cissy

2

Flying Fish

1

James Lister

Nellie Hastings 1

War Cloud

City of Agra 14

1

Fred. Warren

3

Naples

1

William Ritson 1

1

Constance

1

Foune

1

Kaisow

Courier

1

Clara Lewies 1

Golden Spar

1

Killerney Khandish

232

Neville

Northfleet 25 Neva

1

10 10 5

Sir Harry Parkes3 Seafield Scylla, s. s.

3

Washie, str.

1

1

Walsgriff

3

Westbury

NOTICE.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re GEORGE WILLIAM SNELLING, A

Bankrupt.

NOTICE. The above named Bankrupt having

passed his last examination, the hearing of the application by him for his Order of Dis- charge, stands adjourned to Friday, the First day of March, One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy-two, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 17th January, 1872.

N

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY. OTICE.-HADJEE ABDOOL RAHIM HAD- JEE ELIAS, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, and of Canton, in the Empire of China, Trader, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong, in Bankruptcy, on the Thirteenth day of Novem- ber, in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy-one, a Public Sit- ting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honorable Henry John Ball, Acting Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victo- ria, Hongkong, on the Twenty-fourth day of January instant, at Eleven o'clock in the fore- noon of that day precisely.

William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, is the

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JULIUS

December, 1870.

WM. PUSTAU & Co. Hongkong and China, 16th December, 1871.

NOTICE.

WILLIAM ABBOTT TURNBULL is au-

MR.Wrized to sign our Firm from this date.

BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON & Co. Shanghai 1st May, 1871.

NOTICE.

Estate of RUSTOMJEE PESTONJEE MOTIWALLA, Esq., deceased.

Effects of the late Rustomjee Pestonjee Motiwalla, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned,

ETTERS of Administration to the Estate and

All persons having claims against the deceased, are requested to send in particulars thereof on or before the First day of March, 1872.

All per- sons indebted to, or holding funds or property of the deceased, are requested to communicate as soon as possible with

D. RUTTUNJEE, Administrator.

NOTICE.

Official Assignee, and Mr. John Joseph Francis IT is hereby notified for the information of

is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy.

2, Club Chambers,

Hongkong, 13th January, A.D. 1872.

IT

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1867.”

T is hereby notified that part of a House hereinafter mentioned that is to say, the Upper Floor of No. 42, d'Aguilar Street, was on the Twentieth day of January, 1872, pur- suant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance,

Shippers and Underwriters that the steamers Appin, Dragon, Kiushu, Nanzing, Sin Nan- zing, Yuen-tze-fee, and Mided, being com- manded by Officers qualified to perform the duties of Pilots, will run hereafter without taking Station Pilots either Inward or Outward.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. Shanghai, 1st May, 1871.

NOTICE.

declared by me under my Hand and Seal of I HAVE this day established myself at this Port

Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

CECIL C. SMITH, Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office,

date.

Hongkong, 20th January, 1872.

NOTICE.

R. WILHELM REINERS is authorized to

our per procuration

MELCHERS & Co..

Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. F. CLAUSS in our firm ceased on the 31st

December, 1971, by mutual consent.

Hongkong & China, the 1st January, 1872.

M'

BOURJAU, H?BENER & Co.

NOTICE.

as a Merchant and Commission Agent under the style or firm of

F. PEIL,

and I have authorized MR. F. E. HEYDEN and Mr. H. MEYER to sign my firm by procuration.

F. PIEL. Hongkong, 15th December, 1870.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED- WARD PETTIT in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

Mr. ALFRED HUTCHISON was admitted a Partner therein on the 1st January.

DEACON & Co.

Canton, 1st March, 1871.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM HENRY MOORE and MR.

R. CARL ROBERT MEUSER is this day MOTTO FRIEDRICH have this day been

admitted a partner in our Firm at Hong-

kong and at Canton.

PAUL EHLERS & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

admitted Partners in our firm.

LAMMERT, ATKINSON & Co. Hongkong, 30th June, 1870.

NOTICE.

MR. un content from all participation in the

JOHN HIGGIN having withdrawn with

management of our business has henceforth no authority to sign or incur obligations on the part of our firm.

LONEY & Co.

Iloilo, 12th October, 1870.

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKIN-

MR.

Firm on the 1st of January last.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 10th March, 1870.

NOTICE.

Te and firm, ceased

[HE interest and responsibility of WAHEE and

on this day.

WAIEE, SMITH & Co. East Point.

Hongkong, 21st December, 1869.

M'

NOTICE.

R. PAUL GERHARD HUBBE, and Mr. ALBERT GULTZOW have been author- ized to sign our firm here and in China from this date.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, November 1, 1869.

M'

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM GEORGE PRICE is au- thorized to sign our Firm in Foochow from this date.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 17th July, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES HART is authorized to sign our

MFirma per procuration in Hongkong.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 17th June, 1869.

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.

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

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

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

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

32

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH JANUARY, 1872.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 19th January, 1872.

Lets. Paps

Letters. Papor8.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Avon Annie

3

Clara Seyer

2

Game Cock

Lady Louisa

1

1

Channel Queen

4

Garibaldi

2

Leander

1

Oriental, s.s. Osaka

1

1

Agnes, s.s.

1

Crimea

1

Goliah

1

Locknager

1

Oro

Admiral Protet 1

Countess Russell1

Gem

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Oscar Mojer

1

Antares

2

Cornuvia

3

Linga

2

Onward

2

Scotland, s. s. 2 Segis Strathmore Sardis Singapore

1

1

1

A

Araby Maid

1

Caroline Coventry 6

Harcho

1

Loudsbro

1

Onrust

Annie Scott

1

Columbus

1

Havilah

4

Louisa

1

Ogir

Sylphide Sampan

1 1

Ambassador

1

Catherine

Anahauc

Fullarton

}

Helen Black

I

St. Anne

2

Helen

3

Martin

Pride of the

Alta Gracia

2

Constantin

1

Hindustan

1

Mikado

1

Thames

}

Schichallion

2

Anny Henderson 1

C. J.

Hingest,

2

Minnie Graham 3

Pehlwan

N N

Star of the Northl

Auguste

4

Cid

Maria

1

Prince Waldemar 1 3

Twee Cornelisen 1

Amoor

3

Isle of Wight

1

Mongyne

1

Papillon

Antifer

1

Delta

6

5

Martaban

1

Paulista

Tesgra, s.s.

1

Isles of the Sea 1

Arabie

1

Derwent

Marnix de St.)

Intrepid

1

2

Prospero

6

Thermopyle

Aline

Deerfoot

Audax

Dorothy

1

Italy

1

i

Aldegonde

Peng Chao

Tamisa

1

Min

Hai, s.s.

Tyburnia

2

Ilione

1

Diamant

1

Madura

Paralos

Blanche

Britain's Pride 3

Endeavor

British Cons-

titution

}

Ellen Lewis

10 2

Ellina

Bombay

1

1

Elderslic

Bengali

1

Batavia

1

Elsses, str. Envangeline

Early Morn

22-2112

1

J. P. Smith

1

Mary Blair Mohican

Union

2

Rifleman

1

Jeannie Eastmanl

Mimi

1

Veronica

2

Jane Woodburn 1

Moss Glen

1

Rangoon, s.s.

6

1

Vesta

~~

2

Rockwood

Jurgen Bruhn 1

Mathilda Atheling?

Janet Holt

1

Marquis of Argyle1

Reigate

Webfoot

Raisaid

1

Jean Sands 1

M. E. Ray

1

Windhover

5

Rebecca

1

Josephine

Wild Wave

1

1

Rosebud

1

Coldingham

2

Amedee

New York

Radiant

Wave Queen

1

Cissy

2

Flying Fish

1

James Lister

Nellie Hastings 1

War Cloud

City of Agra 14

1

Fred. Warren

3

Naples

1

William Ritson 1

1

Constance

1

Foune

1

Kaisow

Courier

1

Clara Lewies 1

Golden Spar

1

Killerney Khandish

232

Neville

Northfleet 25 Neva

1

10 10 5

Sir Harry Parkes3 Seafield Scylla, s. s.

3

Washie, str.

1

1

Walsgriff

3

Westbury

NOTICE.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re GEORGE WILLIAM SNELLING, A

Bankrupt.

NOTICE. The above named Bankrupt having

passed his last examination, the hearing of the application by him for his Order of Dis- charge, stands adjourned to Friday, the First day of March, One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy-two, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

Supreme Court House,

Hongkong, 17th January, 1872.

N

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY. OTICE.-HADJEE ABDOOL RAHIM HAD- JEE ELIAS, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, and of Canton, in the Empire of China, Trader, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong, in Bankruptcy, on the Thirteenth day of Novem- ber, in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy-one, a Public Sit- ting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honorable Henry John Ball, Acting Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victo- ria, Hongkong, on the Twenty-fourth day of January instant, at Eleven o'clock in the fore- noon of that day precisely.

William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, is the

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JULIUS

December, 1870.

WM. PUSTAU & Co. Hongkong and China, 16th December, 1871.

NOTICE.

WILLIAM ABBOTT TURNBULL is au-

MR.Wrized to sign our Firm from this date.

BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON & Co. Shanghai 1st May, 1871.

NOTICE.

Estate of RUSTOMJEE PESTONJEE MOTIWALLA, Esq., deceased.

Effects of the late Rustomjee Pestonjee Motiwalla, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned,

ETTERS of Administration to the Estate and

All persons having claims against the deceased, are requested to send in particulars thereof on or before the First day of March, 1872.

All per- sons indebted to, or holding funds or property of the deceased, are requested to communicate as soon as possible with

D. RUTTUNJEE, Administrator.

NOTICE.

Official Assignee, and Mr. John Joseph Francis IT is hereby notified for the information of

is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy.

2, Club Chambers,

Hongkong, 13th January, A.D. 1872.

IT

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1867.”

T is hereby notified that part of a House hereinafter mentioned that is to say, the Upper Floor of No. 42, d'Aguilar Street, was on the Twentieth day of January, 1872, pur- suant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance,

Shippers and Underwriters that the steamers Appin, Dragon, Kiushu, Nanzing, Sin Nan- zing, Yuen-tze-fee, and Mided, being com- manded by Officers qualified to perform the duties of Pilots, will run hereafter without taking Station Pilots either Inward or Outward.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. Shanghai, 1st May, 1871.

NOTICE.

declared by me under my Hand and Seal of I HAVE this day established myself at this Port

Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

CECIL C. SMITH, Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office,

date.

Hongkong, 20th January, 1872.

NOTICE.

R. WILHELM REINERS is authorized to

our per procuration

MELCHERS & Co..

Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. F. CLAUSS in our firm ceased on the 31st

December, 1971, by mutual consent.

Hongkong & China, the 1st January, 1872.

M'

BOURJAU, H?BENER & Co.

NOTICE.

as a Merchant and Commission Agent under the style or firm of

F. PEIL,

and I have authorized MR. F. E. HEYDEN and Mr. H. MEYER to sign my firm by procuration.

F. PIEL. Hongkong, 15th December, 1870.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED- WARD PETTIT in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

Mr. ALFRED HUTCHISON was admitted a Partner therein on the 1st January.

DEACON & Co.

Canton, 1st March, 1871.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM HENRY MOORE and MR.

R. CARL ROBERT MEUSER is this day MOTTO FRIEDRICH have this day been

admitted a partner in our Firm at Hong-

kong and at Canton.

PAUL EHLERS & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

admitted Partners in our firm.

LAMMERT, ATKINSON & Co. Hongkong, 30th June, 1870.

NOTICE.

MR. un content from all participation in the

JOHN HIGGIN having withdrawn with

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DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 4.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 27TH JANUARY, 1872.

VOL. XVIII.

No. 1.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDonnell.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Bachelor, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, LL. D., 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 of KIMBERLEY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 4 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend the Laws relating to the Banishment of Persons dangerous to the Peace and good Order of the Colony :

as aforesaid.

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

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 15th Day of January, 1872.

No. 9.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Rules and Regulations made by His Excellency The Governor in Council, in pursuance of Section XVIII of Ordinance No. 9 of 1867, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th January, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Rules and Regulations made by the Governor in Council, in pursuance of the powers given in that behalf by Ordinance No. 9 of 1867, Section XVIII.

   1. Whereas it is expedient to repeal the Rules and Regulations for the licensing and control of Gaming in certain places, passed by the Governor in Council under authority of Section XVIII of Ordinance No. 9 of 1867, it is hereby notified that all Rules, Regulations, and Conditions heretofore made and published by the Governor in Council under authority of the said Ordinance, and more especially the Rules, Regulations, and Conditions made by the Governor in Council, on and bearing date the 15th day of August, 1867, the 12th day of September, 1868, the 14th day of January, 1870, and the 17th day of March, 1871, respectively, are hereby repealed, and declared to be null and void, and of no effect whatsoever, from Saturday, inclusive, the 20th day of January, 1872.

Approved in Council,

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

13th January, 1872.

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No. 15.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH JANUARY, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd January, 1872.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 3 of 1872.

YANGTSZE.

   The mast of the Junk recently sunk in the Yangtsze between the Kiutoan Lighthouse and Kiutoan Small Beacon, and referred to in Notice to Mariners No. 2 of this year, has been removed.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 17th January, 1872.

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that The QUEEN has approved of the appointment of Don LEON CHECA, late Spanish Consul at Singapore, to be Spanish Consul at Hongkong, and that Her Majesty's Exequatur empowering him to act in that capacity has received Her Majesty's Signature.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th January, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 17.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice from the Head Master of the Central School, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1872.

NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   A Public Examination of the Scholars at the Government Central School will be held on Tuesday next, the 30th instant, at 10 o'clock A.M.

His Excellency the Governor will distribute the Prizes at Noon.

Central School, 27th January, 1872.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Head Master.

NOTICE.

The Commission appointed under the hand and seal of His Excellency Governor SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G.; C.B.; &c., &c., to inquire into the condition of the Police Force of this Colony having commenced its sittings, all Persons who have any evidence to offer on any of the matters enumerated in His Excellency's Memoranduin No. 633, or who have any suggestions to offer for the greater efficiency of the Police Force, are requested to send their Names, with a list of the points on which they would wish to be examined, to the Secretary of the Commission at the Supreme Court House.

ALFRED LISTER,

Supreme Court House, 1st January, 1872.

Secretary.

No. 144.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27TH JANUARY, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

39

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th October, 1871.

NOTICE.

  Consignees and Masters of Ships are hereby informed that, after the 15th instant, the Boundary, North of which Vessels shall not anchor, is as follows:-

Kellet's Island bearing E. by S. 1 S.

All Ships to be properly moored with 35 fathoms Chain (East and West.)

  The passage between the North Boundary of Men-of-War Anchorage and the Kowloon Peninsula is to be kept clear.

  Steamers and Vessels not having definite employment will remain on the North side, not mooring within 500 yards of the "Gunpowder Dep?t."

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 9th October, 1871.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 26TH JANUARY, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

1872.

THERMOMETER.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

January 20

30.27

55

30.28

54

57

65

30.27

56

21

30.24

55

30.27

65

53

65

30.26

55

"}

22

30.24

55

30.21

65

50

64

30.18

55

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23

30.25

53

30.26

55

51

65

30.19

55

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24

30.21

57

30.23

61

55

61

30.19

58

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25

30.24

56

30.25

64

57

64

30.24

54

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26

30.23

51

30.26

57

50

65

30.27

56

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DATE.

6 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*NOON

9 A.M.

6

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

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.

1872.

Jan. 20 28.40 28.43 28.41 28.39 28.37 48.0 49.0 53.0 46.0 47.5 51.0 47.0 55.0 N

21 28.34 28.40 28.42 28.36 28.37, 51.0 53.5 51.5 50.051.5 50.0 48.5 54.5 E

6 NW

5 NE

2

0.00

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22 28.37 28.40, 28.37, 28.34 28.32, 48.5

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4 EbN

4 ENE

2 N

5

0.00

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6 E

7

0.00

Fine cloudy, hazy.

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5 NW

6

0.00

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Fog; 11 A.M., fine overcast; 2 P.M., fog

26 28.35 28.50 28.39 28.32 28.31 45.5 47.0 47.5 45.0 45.5 46.0 44.0 52.0 NE

5 E

5 E

3

0.00

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POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Ashley, John

Letters Papers.

1

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Abalos, Eudo-

1

Costa, Anto. Cowles, John

3

Gacier, J.

2

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Gracias, Seriacol Goldenberg,

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Garron e Ha-l

Arveza, Luis L. 1

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Monsr. F.

Bernholm, N.

1

Curtis, Walter 2

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 26th January, 1872.

P. Jr.

Chadwick,

Emma Miss

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

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Smith, Geo. Smith, E. Sequeira,

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Ross, William

Smith, J. W.

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South, Willie

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Lobo, Pedro

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1

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1

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Robert, G.

Chavis, F. M.

1

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Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Caroline Coventry 6

Admiral Protet 1

Columbus

1

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List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 26th January, 1872.

Seafield

Leander Locknager

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Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps

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Constantin

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C. J.

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Isle of Wight 1

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Thames

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re GEORGE WILLIAM SNELLING, a

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OTICE.-The above named Bankrupt having passed his last examination, the hearing of the application by him for his Order of Dis- charge, stands adjourned to Friday, the First day of March, One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy-two, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

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Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 5.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 3RD FEBRUARY, 1872.

VOL. XVIII.

PROCLAMATION.

No. 2.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Bachelor, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, LL.D., 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 of KIMBERLEY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinances; namely

No. 7 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to empower the Governor from Time to Time to enrol Constables in the Police Force for Periods of less than Five Years, and upon Special Terms and Conditions ;

No. 8 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to modify the Regulations of the "Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855," in respect of Chinese Passenger Ships proceeding upon short Voyages:- Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinances have been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 29th Day of January, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 18.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Post Office Notice is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1872.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

It is hereby notified that henceforward the Postage, which must be paid in advance, on each Newspaper, not exceeding four ounces in weight, posted at this Office or at any of the British Postal Agencies in China or Japan, addressed to the United Kingdom to be forwarded by British Packet vi?t. Brindisi, will be six Cents instead of eight Cents as hitherto; and that the Postage on each Newspaper addressed to the United States of America and to other Places sent in transit through the United Kingdom by this route will be reduced by two Cents.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1872.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

44

No. 19.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD FEBRUARY, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 31st January, 1872.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 4 of 1872.

YANGTSZE. LANSHAN CROSSING.

The Langshan Light-vessel has been moved to the Eastward about 3 cable lengths, on account of the making out of the Waterman or Middle Bank.

The following bearings are magnetic:--

Langshan Pagoda,

Fushan Fort,

Flat Tree,.

Late Position,

ACTEON SHOAL.

N. 21° E. .S. 63° W. .S. 81 W.

N. 75° W.

A Red Nun Buoy has been placed on the S.W. end of the Acteon Shoal, to replace the one recently lost.

The following bearings are magnetic :—

Fork Tree,

Great Bush,

Buoy in black and white vertical stripes,

The Buoy in black and white vertical stripes, intended for a fairway buoy, ascending the river, as the Centaur Bank has made out to the North-east.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 24th January, 1872.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 5 of 1872.

CHINA SEA.

.S. 6o E.

S. 65° W.

. N. 52° W.

should now be kept on the port hand in

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

Engineer-in-chief.

Capt. WILLIAMS, of the P. M. S. S. Costa Rica, reports having passed, on the 18th January, a vessel sunk in about 15 fathoms of water, 14 miles due East of the Amherst Rocks, and shewing two masts about 10 feet above water. One mast was heel up.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 24th January, 1872.

No. 20.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

Engineer-in-chief.

The following Letter from the Collector of Stamp Revenue, with Returns annexed, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1872.

No. 4.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

STAMP OFFICE, HONGKONG, 1st February, 1872. SIR,-I do myself the honor to enclose Returns shewing the Revenue derived under each Article of the Schedule to the "Stamp (Amendment) Ordinance, 1868," the number and value of each kind of Adhesive Stamps sold, and the total Revenue amounting to $10,737.00 under both heads during the month of January 1872, and I also enclose a detailed comparative Statement of the Revenue for the months of January 1871, and January 1872, respectively.

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

The Honorable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

F. W. MITCHELL, Collector of Stamp Revenue.

44

No. 19.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD FEBRUARY, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 31st January, 1872.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 4 of 1872.

YANGTSZE. LANSHAN CROSSING.

The Langshan Light-vessel has been moved to the Eastward about 3 cable lengths, on account of the making out of the Waterman or Middle Bank.

The following bearings are magnetic:--

Langshan Pagoda,

Fushan Fort,

Flat Tree,.

Late Position,

ACTEON SHOAL.

N. 21° E. .S. 63° W. .S. 81 W.

N. 75° W.

A Red Nun Buoy has been placed on the S.W. end of the Acteon Shoal, to replace the one recently lost.

The following bearings are magnetic :—

Fork Tree,

Great Bush,

Buoy in black and white vertical stripes,

The Buoy in black and white vertical stripes, intended for a fairway buoy, ascending the river, as the Centaur Bank has made out to the North-east.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 24th January, 1872.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 5 of 1872.

CHINA SEA.

.S. 6o E.

S. 65° W.

. N. 52° W.

should now be kept on the port hand in

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

Engineer-in-chief.

Capt. WILLIAMS, of the P. M. S. S. Costa Rica, reports having passed, on the 18th January, a vessel sunk in about 15 fathoms of water, 14 miles due East of the Amherst Rocks, and shewing two masts about 10 feet above water. One mast was heel up.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 24th January, 1872.

No. 20.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

Engineer-in-chief.

The following Letter from the Collector of Stamp Revenue, with Returns annexed, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1872.

No. 4.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

STAMP OFFICE, HONGKONG, 1st February, 1872. SIR,-I do myself the honor to enclose Returns shewing the Revenue derived under each Article of the Schedule to the "Stamp (Amendment) Ordinance, 1868," the number and value of each kind of Adhesive Stamps sold, and the total Revenue amounting to $10,737.00 under both heads during the month of January 1872, and I also enclose a detailed comparative Statement of the Revenue for the months of January 1871, and January 1872, respectively.

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

The Honorable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

F. W. MITCHELL, Collector of Stamp Revenue.

45

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD FEBRUARY, 1872.

RETURN shewing the number and amount of each kind of ADHESIVE STAMPS sold during the month of January, 1872.

No. OF ADHESIVE

STAMPS SOLD.

DESCRIPTION.

VALUE.

33

2

cent Stamps (for Cheques),

$

.66

15,066

3

""

""

(for Receipts),

451.98

113

25

""

(for Bills of Exchange drawn out of the Colony),

28.25

162

30

48.60

??

""

""

459

50

229.50

"9

>>

""

"

""

1,021

1 dollar

1,021.00

"}

"

""

""

439

11

658.50

">

""

"

""

">

$ 2,438.49

F. W. MITCHELL, Collector of Stamp Revenue.

Stamp Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1872.

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT of the REVENUE derived under each item of the SCHEDULE to the "Stamp (Amendment) Ordinance, 1868," in the Months of January 1871, and January 1872, respectively, shewing the Increase or Decrease as the Case may be under each Head.

NUMBER

OF ARTICLE

IN THE

SCHEDULE.!

DESCRIPTION.

1871.

JANUARY

REVENUE IN REVENUE IN

JANUARY 1872.

INCREASE.

DECREASE.

$

C.

$

C.

C.

$

C.

1

Agreements and Broker's Notes,

155.50

117.00

38.50

?

2

Bank Notes,

1,378.35

1,430.37

52.02

Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes drawn in)

the Colony,

Impressed Stamps

3,541.70

2,805.75

735.95

CA 00 00 00

3

Ditto drawn out of the Colony,.. Adhesive Stamps..

1,646.85

1,985.85

339.00

3

Bank Cheques,.

.Impressed Stamps.

40.00

109.54

69.54

Ditto,

.Adhesive Stamps.

94

66

28

Bills of Lading,

703.10

862.10

159.00

5

Bonds, Bottomry and Respondentia, and Average

13.50

23.50

10.00

Statement,

6

Charter Party, &c.,

343.50

530.50

187.00

7

Transfer of any Shares in any Public Company,

546.00

1,040.50

494.50

8

Powers of Attorney,

54.00

84.00

30.00

9

Notes of Protest,

1.00

29.50

28.50

10

Any Notarial Act not otherwise charged,

10.00

36.00

26.00

11

Receipts for Money exceeding $10,..Adhesive Stamps

402.87

451.98

49.11

12

Probates and Letters of Administration,

15.00

23.00

8.00

13

Conveyances or Assignments, .

52.00

463.25

411.25

13

Deed or other Instrument of Gift,

14

Mortgage,

25.50

65.50

40.00

14

Where in a Mortgage the Sum secured is unlimited,..

15

Re-Assignment of any Mortgaged Property,

1.75

2.75

1.00

16

Letter or other Instrument of Hypothecation,

209.00

233.00

24.00

17

Duplicate of any Deed chargeable with Duty,

23.00

18.50

18

Lease or Agreement for a term of years,

21

22 7 88

19

Lease or Agreement for a Lease without fine or premium,

101.50

59.25

....

4.50

42.25

20

Lease or Agreement for a Lease in consideration of

a fine or premium,

of }

....

Every Instrument in writing under seal not other-

180.00

140.00

wise specially charged with Duty,

?

22

Policies of Marine Insurance,

223.40

197.50

40.00

25.90

23

Articles of Clerkship,

24

Warrant of Attorney,

25

Copartnership Deed,

26

3nd Clause of the

1st Section of the Ordinance.

Adjudication Fee,

...

Cognovit and Arbitration Award,

TOTALS.

Deduct Decrease,

Total Increase in January, 1872,

?

15.00

25.00

10.00

3.00

1.00

2.00

1.00

1.00

.$

9,687.46

10,737.00

1,938.92

889.38

S

889.38

$

1,049.54

Stamp Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1872.

F. W. MITCHELL, Collector of Stamp Revenue.

46

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD FEBRUARY, 1872.

RETURN shewing the REVENUE derived under each Article of the Schedule to the "Stamp (Amendment) Ordinance, 1868," and under the 2nd Clause of the 1st Section of the said Ordinance, for the Month of January, 1872.

NUMBER OF

ARTICLE

IN THE

SGHEDULE.

DESCRIPTION.

$ cts.

18880

Agreements and Broker's Notes,

117.00

2

Bank Notes, duty on circulation for December, 1871,

1,430.37

3

3

Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes drawn in the Colony, Impressed Stamps,.... 2,805.75

Do.

do. drawn out of the Colony, Adhesive Stamps,.. 1,985.85

4,791.60

co co

3

Bank Cheques, Impressed Stamps,

Do.,

Adhesive Stamps,

109.54 66

110.20

4 Bills of Lading,

862.10

5

Bonds, Bottomry and Respondentia and Average Statement,

23.50

?

6

Charter Party, &c.,

Transfer of any Shares in the Public Company,.

?

?

?

8

Powers of Attorney,

9

Notes of Protest,

10

11

12

13

13

14

14

15

Any Notarial Act not otherwise charged,

Receipts for Money exceeding $10 (Adhesive Stamps), Probates and Letters of Administration,.

Conveyances or Assignments,

Deed or other Instrument of Gift,.

Mortgage,

Where in a Mortgage the sum secured is unlimited, Re-Assignment of any Mortgaged Property,

...

16

Letter or other Instrument of Hypothecation,

17

Duplicate of any Deed chargeable with Duty,

18

Lease or Agreement for a Term of Years,

19

Lease or Agreement for a Lease without fine or premium,

20

Lease or Agreement for a Lease in consideration of a fine or premium,

21

22

Every Instrument in writing under Seal not otherwise specially charged with Duty, Policies of Marine Insurance,

530,50

·

? ?

1,040.50

84.00

29.50

36.00

451.98

23.00

463.25

65.50

2.75

233.00

18.50

59.25

140.00

197.50

23

Articles of Clerkship,

24

Warrant of Attorney,

25

Copartnership Deed,

26

Cognovit and Arbitration Award,

1st Section of the Ordinance.

2nd clause of the Adjudication Fee,

TOTAL REVENUE FOR JANUARY, 1872,

25.00

1.00

1.00

$

10,737.00

F. W. MITCHELL, Collector of Stamp Revenue.

Stamp Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1872.

No. 1.

[L.S.]

PROCLAMATION.

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Bachelor, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, LL. D., 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 of KIMBERLEY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 4 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend the Laws relating to the Banishment of Persons dangerous to the Peace and good Order of the Colony:

as aforesaid.

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

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 15th Day of January, 1872.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD FEBRUARY, 1872.

NOTICE.

51

Consignees and Masters of Ships are hereby informed that, after the 15th instant, the Boundary, North of which Vessels shall not anchor, is as follows:-

Kellet's Island bearing E. by S. S.

All Ships to be properly moored with 35 fathoms Chain (East and West.)

The passage between the North Boundary of Men-of-War Anchorage and the Kowloon Peninsula

is to be kept clear.

Steamers and Vessels not having definite employment will remain on the North side, not mooring within 500 yards of the "Gunpowder Dep?t."

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 9th October, 1871.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 2nd February, 1872.

Ashley, John 1 Abalos, Eudo-

cia L. Alvares, Fran-

}1

1

cisco Luiz Antongini, Carlo 1

Cowles, John

P. Jr.

Chadwick,

Emma Miss Cushen, Chs.

Callaghan, D. 1

1

Goldenberg,

Letters. Papers.

2

Kutchee

Pickard, Jo- seph R. M.

Rozario, Anto-}

Sequeira,

Pedro R.

Sustenance, Capt. 2

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Costa, Anto. 3

Gacier, J.

Letters. Papers.

1 regd.

Letters, Papers.

Lets. Paps,

Pironet, F. Monsr.1

} 2

Gracias, Seriacol

Carolina

1 regd.

Leguro, Vicencia 1 Lincoln, A.

Pollock, F. H.

1

1

1

Paris, J. J.

1

Gauthr?, E.

Lobo, Antonio?

1

1

Monsr.

D'E?a

}

Scott, Fredk.

W.

1

1

Smith, Joseph 1

Arthur, T. F.

1

Garron e 'Ha-}

Longfellow, C.A.1

Arveza, Luis L. 1

Causse,

Bernholm, N.

1

Monsr. F. Curtis, Walter 2

}

nes, Sr. Dn.}

1

Labin, M.

1

1

Smith, R.

1

do

}

La Rogue,

Selover, Isaac W. 1

1

Herrera, Ricardo 1

Monsr. De

Ross, William

1

Smith, J. W. 1

Barrier, A.

2

Cregon, E.

Hooper, C. C. 1

Monsr.

Carter, W. H.

1

Hober, K.

Brown, Paul

Revd.

1 regd.

Cunha, Abino dal

Heselton, Edwd. 1

1

Crenan, A B. 1

1

Harbord, W.

Brown, Mr.

1

Chavis. F. M. 1

(Rope maker)

Bols, Louis

1

Crisiues, Sr.

Brown, E.

1

D. Damian

Herton, E.

Howell

Besnard, Monsr. 1

Conill, George 1

Hutton, Robert 2

Buxton, John

Barden, W. Capt. 1

  Henry Brady, Geo. H. 1

Boys, Angels

Bragan?a, A.}

A. de

Bodasaib,

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Henderson, David 1

} 7

20

Day, Capt. J.2 Durand,

Hranuelli,

1

Monsr.Louis

Signor Pietro Holls, Henry

1

Denis, Monsr.

(Seaman)

Thomas

Hams, P.

1

Duret, Theodore 1

Hodgkins, W. R. 1

1 regd.

Davis, N.

1

Dunn, T. G.

1

Iversen, G. 1

Brussell M.

1

Domenice,

Antonio e Di

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

Canedo, Sr.

D. Joze

Ruggiero An- tonio

Josekes

1

Jullie, Miss

Johnston, W.

?

Edlind, Gustaf

Erickson, E.

1

Elias, Monsr.

Knell, T.

Keer, Wm. B. Revd. 1

3

Knell, Matthew 2

Kent, Capt.

Fonseca, Maria

John F.

1

}

Jos? M.

Francisca

Flood, Edwin

Kelly, John W. 1

Cummings,

Thomas Cunha, Felis-

berto da Chamberland,

W.

Carvalho,

Casimods, M.

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Martin, Madame 1

Sullivadapt.}

Phillimore, J. 1 Panigati, F.

Ramug,

Juaquin Sr.1 Roper, Howard 1 R.D., (Your

Affecte. Sister) Rozario, das

Dores Fran- cisca Ramers, D. Ribeiro, F. da Concei??o Vieira

Republique, Monsieur Razio, J. do

Ray Nath Ray 1 regd. Richardson,

Nathl. V.

Sartustegui,

Miguel Seenel, Chs.

Seaford, James 1 Shafen, RosesMis 1

South, Willie

Souttir, John Souza, D. F. Syedmoollah, Simon, Groi-

neur

Santos, Pedro)

de los

Scheaffer,

Rosina Miss

Spence, C. J.

Souza, Cosme} 1

Ure, James

(Seaman)

1

Upcher, A. R. 5

Wild, H. Wiggins, J. Walmsley, Warish Meah Williams, James 1

1 regd.

Zoorack, Mr. 1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 2nd February, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Lobo, Pedro

Rowthorn, Wm. 1

1

1

Russel, Chs. W. 1

Antonio

1

Longo, Feli-

Robert, G.

1

1 regd.

pe Antonio

1 regd.

McArthur,

}

1

John

McPherson, John1

Marcus, Herbert1

1

1

Markey, Philip 2

Mason, Mrs.

G. A. Maleo, Champon1 Mahomed,

Warrish

1 regd.

de

Teunne, Geo. Thomson, Geo. M.

1

Terry, H. K. Thompson, F. 1

2

Man Wolung

1

Millington, Henryl

Newbery, W. T. 1

Nichols, G. B.

Otter, Albert O'Keeffe, John F. 1 Oliver, Mr.

1

} 2

1 pl.

Vercele Amele 3

Vening, A. F.

1

1

O'Sullivan,

1

Short, W.

1

Smith, Geo. Smith, E.

Avon

Letters. Papeis.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Lets. Paps

Columbus

1

Admiral Protet 1

Catherine

Antares

1

Fullarton

Garibaldi Goliah Gem

2

Lady Louisa

1

Leander

Osaka Oro

1

Locknager

Araby Maid

1.

Constantin

1

Gertrude

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Oscar Mojer Onward

1

Scylla, s. s. Scotland, s. s. Segis

1

2

Annie Scott

1

Ambassador

Anahauc

C. J. Cid Caroline

1

Linga

2

Onrust

Harcho

1

Louisa

Ogir

Havilah

4

Lesmond

Ormoy

2222

Strathmore Sardis

2

2

Singapore

1

Sylphide

1

Alta Gracia

2

Helen Black

1

Sampan

2

Anny Henderson 1

Delta

Helen

3

Martin

1

Auguste

Dorothy

1

Hindustan

1

Mikado

Pride of the Thames

}

Schichallion 2

St. Anne

2

Amoor

5

Diamant

1

Harbottle

Arabie

1

Deerfoot

1

1

Minnie Graham 3 Maria

Pehlwan

1

Prince Waldemar 1

Twee Cornelisen 1

Ashburton

1

Duc de Malakof 2

Isle of Wight

Mongyne

Papillon

1

Tesgra, s.s.

Anparielle

Isles of the Sea 1

Marnix de St.

Prospero

6

2

Thermopyle

.1

Aviso

1

Endeavor

Italy

1

1

Aldegonde

Peng Chao

Tamisa

1

Ellen Lewis

Ilione

2

Min

 Blanche British Cons-

titutions

Bombay

2

}

10

2

Coldingham

2

Cissy

2

City of Agra 10

2 2

2 M

Ellina

Elderslic Elsses, str. Envangeline

Madura

Hai, s.s. Paralos

Tyburnia Titania

2

1

J. P. Smith

1

Jeannie Eastmanl

Mary Blair Mohican

Mimi

Rifleman

Union

1

Early Morn

Jane Woodburn 1

Moss Glen

1

Rangoon, s.s.

3

1

Elizabeth

1

Jurgen Bruhn 1

Janet Holt

1

Mathilda Atheling?

Rockwood

1

3

Ellen Brouse

2

1

Josephine

M. E. Ray

Reigate

Raisaid

Courier

1

1

Amedee

Rebecca

Clara Lewiss

1

New York

1

Clara Seyer

2

Flying Fish

James Lister

5

Fred. Warren

3

James Aikens 1

Nellie Hastings

Radiant

Channel Queen 4

4

Naples

1

Foune

1

Ring Leader Rifle

Veronica

Vesta

Windhover Wave Queen War Cloud

5

~~

Crimea

1

Neville

17 13

Countess Russell1 Cornuvia

Kaisow

3

Golden Spar

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

Ships of War, 2nd February, 1872.

Adventure

Letters. Papers.

2

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Iron Duke

40

Elk

Opusum

1

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8

3

4

1

DATE.

6 A.M.

52

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD FEBRUARY, 1872.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 2ND FEBRUARY, 1872. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro- Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

January 27

30.22

53

30.23

59

53

60

30.18

57

28

30.23

55

30.28

62

54

""

29

30.28

53

30.29

61

52

""

30

30.28

52

30.30

61

54

"

31

30.27

53

30.27

65

56

""

February 1

30.29

51

30.33

60

51

2

30.28

52

30.28

58

53

PRAP88

62

30.23

62

30.22

64

30.28

65

30.22

67

30.25

64

30.20

988228:

58

57

57

62

59

55

""

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO-

METER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

NOON.

6 P.M.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

6 A.M.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

1872.

Jan. 27 28.38 28.38 28.37 28.34 28.33, 48.0 47.0 48.5 47.5 45.5 47.5 45.0

48.5

E

3 NNW

1

3 NNW

2

0.003

Fine cloudy.

""

28 28.38 28.43 28.40 28.35 28.35 47.0 49.0 50.0 46.0 48.5 49.5 46.0 49.0 E

29 28.42 28.44 28.40 28.35 28.36 48.0

5 E

4 NE

3

0.00

Slight fog overcast; 12 noon, fine

cloudy, hazy.

53.0 52.0 46.0 49.5 50.0 46.0 53.0

91

!

1

30 28.41 28.48 28.43 28.39 28.33 49.5 53.0 52.5 48.5 51.5 51.5 48.5 54.5

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N

2 NW

4 NW

5

0.00

Fine cloudy, hazy.

E

29

1

31 28.31 28.43 28.43 28.40 28.41 49.0 53.5 53.048.0 51.5 52.0 48.5 55.0 NEbN

6 NE

3 NNE

4 NE

2

0.00

Fog; 9.30 A.M., fine cloudy, hazy.

3 N

2

0.04

Overcast drizzly rain; 9 A.M., fine

cloudy.

Feb. 1 28.43 28.44 28.46 28.40 28.39 46.5 51.5 52.0 45.0 47.0 49.5 46.0 55.5 NEON

2 N

3 NW

2

0.02

Fine cloudy hazy.

.

2 28.40 28.44 28.40 28.34 28.33 48.5 52.5 51.0 47.0 50.0 49.0 46.5 53.5 E

3 E

4 E

5

0.03

""

Fine overcast; 11 A.M., cloudy very

hazy.

NOTIFICATION.

  A Copy of the Jury List for 1872, is posted at the Supreme Court House for inspection.

Notice of any Inaccuracies, Omissions, Objec- tions, &c., must be given in writing, to the Registrar on or before Monday, the Nineteenth day of February instant, in accordance with the provision of Section 8 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

Court House, 3rd February, 1872.

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1867."

It notified to that is to say, the

T is hereby notified that part of the House

1st Floor of House, No. 44, Peel Street, was on the Second day of February, 1872, pur- suant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

CECIL C. SMITH, Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 2nd February, 1872.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

In the Matter of CASSUM NATHOO,

a Bankrupt.

future Contingencies) shall be divided amongst the Creditors, and at the same time the majority in value of the Creditors will determine whether any and what allowance shall be made to the Bankrupt out of the Estate; and Creditors who have not already proved their debts, are to come prepared to prove the same or they will be ex- cluded the benefit of the said dividend, and all claims not then proved will be disallowed.

Dated this 29th day of January, 1872.

(Signed,) W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

Messrs. CALDWELL & BRERETON, 29, Queen's Road,

Solicitors for Creditors' Assignee.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. LEE ACHING, Flaintiff,

Between

W

and

ESSABHOY AHMED, JOOSUB AH- MED, and SOOMER AHMED, trad- ing as FAZUL MAHOMED ESSA AND COMPANY, Defendants. HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Lee Aching, against the above named Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, to recover Three thousand Nine hun- dred and Seventy-two Dollars, and it being alleged that the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub

NOTICE is hereby given that a Meeting of Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed do not reside within

the Creditors of Cassum Nathoo who was adjudicated Bankrupt on the Twenty-first day of December, 1870, will be held before Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, Deputy Registrar of the Court, at the Court House of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, on Thursday, the Fifteenth day of February, 1872, at 11 of the clock in the forenoon precisely, where the Creditors' As- signee will submit a statement of the whole Estate of the Bankrupt as then ascertained, of the property received and of the property outstand- ing, specifying the cause of its being so outstand- ing, and of all the receipts and of all the pay- ments thereout made, and any Creditor who has proved may attend and examine such statement and compare the receipts with the payments. And the Meeting will declare by resolution whe- ther any and what part of the said produce of the Estate (after making a reasonable deduction for

this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the First day of March, 1872, wherein William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, is Garnishee.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, or any person on their behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island entituled "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 3rd day of February, 1872.

WM. H. BRERETON, Plaintiff's Attorney.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG?

HO MUN KEE, Plaintiff,

Between

and

ESSABHOY AHMED, JOOSUB A?- MED,and SOOMER AHMED, trading as FAZUL MAHOMED ESSA AND COMPANY, Defendants.

WHEREAS an Action has been commenced

in this Court, at the suit of the above named Ho Mun Kee against the above named Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, to recover One thousand Two hundred and Ninety-two Dollars, and Seventy Cents, and it being alleged that the said Essabhoy Alt- med, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed do not reside within this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the First day of March, 1872, wherein William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Hongkong is Garnishee.

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Com- pany, or any person on their behalf will give the se- curity and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island entituled "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 3rd day of February, 1872.

WM. H. BRERETON, Plaintiff's Attorney.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

LEONG AKUM, Plaintiff,

Between

WE

and

ESSABHOY AHMED, JooSUB AH- MED, and SOOMER AIMED, trading as FAZUL MAHOMED ESSA AND COMPANY, Defendants.

HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court, at the suit of the above named Leong Akum against the above named Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, to recover Six thousand Six hundred and Twenty-four Dollars and it being alleged that the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed,

DATE.

6 A.M.

52

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD FEBRUARY, 1872.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 2ND FEBRUARY, 1872. REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro- Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

January 27

30.22

53

30.23

59

53

60

30.18

57

28

30.23

55

30.28

62

54

""

29

30.28

53

30.29

61

52

""

30

30.28

52

30.30

61

54

"

31

30.27

53

30.27

65

56

""

February 1

30.29

51

30.33

60

51

2

30.28

52

30.28

58

53

PRAP88

62

30.23

62

30.22

64

30.28

65

30.22

67

30.25

64

30.20

988228:

58

57

57

62

59

55

""

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO-

METER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

NOON.

6 P.M.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

6 A.M.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

1872.

Jan. 27 28.38 28.38 28.37 28.34 28.33, 48.0 47.0 48.5 47.5 45.5 47.5 45.0

48.5

E

3 NNW

1

3 NNW

2

0.003

Fine cloudy.

""

28 28.38 28.43 28.40 28.35 28.35 47.0 49.0 50.0 46.0 48.5 49.5 46.0 49.0 E

29 28.42 28.44 28.40 28.35 28.36 48.0

5 E

4 NE

3

0.00

Slight fog overcast; 12 noon, fine

cloudy, hazy.

53.0 52.0 46.0 49.5 50.0 46.0 53.0

91

!

1

30 28.41 28.48 28.43 28.39 28.33 49.5 53.0 52.5 48.5 51.5 51.5 48.5 54.5

z e

N

2 NW

4 NW

5

0.00

Fine cloudy, hazy.

E

29

1

31 28.31 28.43 28.43 28.40 28.41 49.0 53.5 53.048.0 51.5 52.0 48.5 55.0 NEbN

6 NE

3 NNE

4 NE

2

0.00

Fog; 9.30 A.M., fine cloudy, hazy.

3 N

2

0.04

Overcast drizzly rain; 9 A.M., fine

cloudy.

Feb. 1 28.43 28.44 28.46 28.40 28.39 46.5 51.5 52.0 45.0 47.0 49.5 46.0 55.5 NEON

2 N

3 NW

2

0.02

Fine cloudy hazy.

.

2 28.40 28.44 28.40 28.34 28.33 48.5 52.5 51.0 47.0 50.0 49.0 46.5 53.5 E

3 E

4 E

5

0.03

""

Fine overcast; 11 A.M., cloudy very

hazy.

NOTIFICATION.

  A Copy of the Jury List for 1872, is posted at the Supreme Court House for inspection.

Notice of any Inaccuracies, Omissions, Objec- tions, &c., must be given in writing, to the Registrar on or before Monday, the Nineteenth day of February instant, in accordance with the provision of Section 8 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

Court House, 3rd February, 1872.

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1867."

It notified to that is to say, the

T is hereby notified that part of the House

1st Floor of House, No. 44, Peel Street, was on the Second day of February, 1872, pur- suant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

CECIL C. SMITH, Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 2nd February, 1872.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

In the Matter of CASSUM NATHOO,

a Bankrupt.

future Contingencies) shall be divided amongst the Creditors, and at the same time the majority in value of the Creditors will determine whether any and what allowance shall be made to the Bankrupt out of the Estate; and Creditors who have not already proved their debts, are to come prepared to prove the same or they will be ex- cluded the benefit of the said dividend, and all claims not then proved will be disallowed.

Dated this 29th day of January, 1872.

(Signed,) W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

Messrs. CALDWELL & BRERETON, 29, Queen's Road,

Solicitors for Creditors' Assignee.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. LEE ACHING, Flaintiff,

Between

W

and

ESSABHOY AHMED, JOOSUB AH- MED, and SOOMER AHMED, trad- ing as FAZUL MAHOMED ESSA AND COMPANY, Defendants. HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named Lee Aching, against the above named Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, to recover Three thousand Nine hun- dred and Seventy-two Dollars, and it being alleged that the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub

NOTICE is hereby given that a Meeting of Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed do not reside within

the Creditors of Cassum Nathoo who was adjudicated Bankrupt on the Twenty-first day of December, 1870, will be held before Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, Deputy Registrar of the Court, at the Court House of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, on Thursday, the Fifteenth day of February, 1872, at 11 of the clock in the forenoon precisely, where the Creditors' As- signee will submit a statement of the whole Estate of the Bankrupt as then ascertained, of the property received and of the property outstand- ing, specifying the cause of its being so outstand- ing, and of all the receipts and of all the pay- ments thereout made, and any Creditor who has proved may attend and examine such statement and compare the receipts with the payments. And the Meeting will declare by resolution whe- ther any and what part of the said produce of the Estate (after making a reasonable deduction for

this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the First day of March, 1872, wherein William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, is Garnishee.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, or any person on their behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island entituled "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 3rd day of February, 1872.

WM. H. BRERETON, Plaintiff's Attorney.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG?

HO MUN KEE, Plaintiff,

Between

and

ESSABHOY AHMED, JOOSUB A?- MED,and SOOMER AHMED, trading as FAZUL MAHOMED ESSA AND COMPANY, Defendants.

WHEREAS an Action has been commenced

in this Court, at the suit of the above named Ho Mun Kee against the above named Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, to recover One thousand Two hundred and Ninety-two Dollars, and Seventy Cents, and it being alleged that the said Essabhoy Alt- med, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed do not reside within this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the First day of March, 1872, wherein William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Hongkong is Garnishee.

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Com- pany, or any person on their behalf will give the se- curity and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island entituled "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 3rd day of February, 1872.

WM. H. BRERETON, Plaintiff's Attorney.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

LEONG AKUM, Plaintiff,

Between

WE

and

ESSABHOY AHMED, JooSUB AH- MED, and SOOMER AIMED, trading as FAZUL MAHOMED ESSA AND COMPANY, Defendants.

HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court, at the suit of the above named Leong Akum against the above named Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, to recover Six thousand Six hundred and Twenty-four Dollars and it being alleged that the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed,

1

date.

:

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD FEBRUARY, 1872.

and Soomer Ahmed do not reside within this

NOTICE.

T is hereby notified for the information of

Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Shippers and Underwriters that the steamers

Attachment has been issued returnable on the First day of March, 1872, wherein William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, is Garnishee.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action, the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, or any person on their behalf will give the security and notice and file the appear- ance or plea required by the Ordinance of this en by dina nec in period for Island, entituled and regulate process in Actions at Law against Persons absent from the Colony," the said Attachment may be dissolved.

Dated this 3rd day of February, 1872.

WM. H. BRERETON,

Plaintiff's Attorney.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 6.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

VOL. XVIII.

PROCLAMATION.

No. 2.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Bachelor, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, LL.D., 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 of KIMBERLEY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinances; namely:-

No. 7 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to empower the Governor from Time to Time to enrol Constables in the Police Force for Periods of less than Five Years, and upon Special Terms and Conditions;

No. 8 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to modify the Regulations of the "Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855," in respect of Chinese Passenger Ships proceeding upon short Voyages:- Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinances have been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 29th Day of January, 1872.

No. 21.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

EDMUND SHARP, Esquire, Crown Solicitor of the Colony of Hongkong, having been granted Six Months' Sick Leave from this date inclusive, His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to appoint WILLIAM W. TOLLER, Esquire, to be Acting Crown Solicitor, provisionally, and until further notice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 22.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Decision of the Marine Court of Inquiry into the Loss of the British Ship "British Admiral," Official Number 55,071, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th February, 1872.

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SOIT QU

ET

MAL

MON

NDROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 6.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

VOL. XVIII.

PROCLAMATION.

No. 2.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Bachelor, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, LL.D., 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 of KIMBERLEY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinances; namely:-

No. 7 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to empower the Governor from Time to Time to enrol Constables in the Police Force for Periods of less than Five Years, and upon Special Terms and Conditions;

No. 8 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to modify the Regulations of the "Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855," in respect of Chinese Passenger Ships proceeding upon short Voyages:- Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said Ordinances have been so approved and confirmed, as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 29th Day of January, 1872.

No. 21.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

EDMUND SHARP, Esquire, Crown Solicitor of the Colony of Hongkong, having been granted Six Months' Sick Leave from this date inclusive, His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to appoint WILLIAM W. TOLLER, Esquire, to be Acting Crown Solicitor, provisionally, and until further notice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 22.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Decision of the Marine Court of Inquiry into the Loss of the British Ship "British Admiral," Official Number 55,071, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th February, 1872.

56

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

Firstly. That the British ship "British Admiral," Official Number 55,071, sailed from San Francisco on the 8th October, 1871, and on the 20th November following was in a hurricane in Latitude 20 degrees North, Longitude 135 degrees East, in which, owing to the shifting of the ballast, the Vessel was thrown on her beam ends and completely dismasted, the three lower masts with all attached going by the board.

Secondly. That sufficient and proper steps were taken by the Master and Officers to rig jury masts

under which every attempt was made to make a Port.

Thirdly.—That on the 14th day of January, 1872, the Vessel being unmanageable and in a hopeless position as regarded reaching any Port was justifiably abandoned; the Officers and Crew being praiseworthily received on board the British ship "James Lister," WILLIAM HUNTER, Master, which Vessel fortunately hove in sight of the dismasted ship on the 13th January. The Officers and Crew appear to have exhibited perfect discipline and obedience to orders.

The Court, therefore, returns to the Master and two Mates their Certificates of Competency. Given under our hands at Hongkong, this 8th day of February, 1872.

C. MAY,

R. H. CAIRNS, E. ARTHUR,. W. M. GILLSON, THOMAS OATES,

I hereby approve and confirm the above Finding.

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

First Police Magistrate. ...Acting Harbor Master.

Un-official Justice of the Peace. Masters of Mercantile Marine.

10th February, 1872.

No. 23.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified, that His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to appoint the Registrar General, and the Head Master of the Central School, to be Ex-officio Auditors of the Accounts of "The Tung Wa Hospital."

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th February, 1872.

No. 24.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Report from the Superintendent of the Hongkong Fire Brigade is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th February, 1872.

No. 3.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

FIRE BRIGADE OFFICE, HONGKONG, 9th February, 1872. SIR, I have the honor to forward to you, to be placed before His Excellency the Governor, the Report of the Government Fire Brigade for the month of January ultimo.

   On the 20th January, the usual Monthly Inspection of Engines, Implements, Hose and Stores was made, and all were found correct, clean, and in order.

   A Parade and Inspection was held on the 31st January, the assembly took place at the Cross Roads at 4 P.M., the Engines present being two Steam, and three Hand Engines of the Government Brigade; and three Hand Engines belonging to Chinese Associations. These Engines were then ordered to be taken-No. 1 Steam Engine to the Praya, near Harbor Master's Office; No. 2 Steam Engine to the East end of Circular Buildings, and all the Hand Engines to the "main" plugs in the vicinity; the whole, both Steam and Hand, having their respective delivery hoses laid so as to play on the area on the land front of Harbor Master's Office; this was done, and the whole of the Engines were found to work satisfactorily.

His Excellency the Governor was present at the latter Inspection.

   The whole of the subsidiary Fire Stations were visited during the month, the Hose and Imple- ments examined and found in good order.

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

The Honorable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

C. MAY,

Superintendent, Fire Brigade.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

Firstly. That the British ship "British Admiral," Official Number 55,071, sailed from San Francisco on the 8th October, 1871, and on the 20th November following was in a hurricane in Latitude 20 degrees North, Longitude 135 degrees East, in which, owing to the shifting of the ballast, the Vessel was thrown on her beam ends and completely dismasted, the three lower masts with all attached going by the board.

Secondly. That sufficient and proper steps were taken by the Master and Officers to rig jury masts

under which every attempt was made to make a Port.

Thirdly.—That on the 14th day of January, 1872, the Vessel being unmanageable and in a hopeless position as regarded reaching any Port was justifiably abandoned; the Officers and Crew being praiseworthily received on board the British ship "James Lister," WILLIAM HUNTER, Master, which Vessel fortunately hove in sight of the dismasted ship on the 13th January. The Officers and Crew appear to have exhibited perfect discipline and obedience to orders.

The Court, therefore, returns to the Master and two Mates their Certificates of Competency. Given under our hands at Hongkong, this 8th day of February, 1872.

C. MAY,

R. H. CAIRNS, E. ARTHUR,. W. M. GILLSON, THOMAS OATES,

I hereby approve and confirm the above Finding.

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

First Police Magistrate. ...Acting Harbor Master.

Un-official Justice of the Peace. Masters of Mercantile Marine.

10th February, 1872.

No. 23.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified, that His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to appoint the Registrar General, and the Head Master of the Central School, to be Ex-officio Auditors of the Accounts of "The Tung Wa Hospital."

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th February, 1872.

No. 24.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Report from the Superintendent of the Hongkong Fire Brigade is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th February, 1872.

No. 3.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

FIRE BRIGADE OFFICE, HONGKONG, 9th February, 1872. SIR, I have the honor to forward to you, to be placed before His Excellency the Governor, the Report of the Government Fire Brigade for the month of January ultimo.

   On the 20th January, the usual Monthly Inspection of Engines, Implements, Hose and Stores was made, and all were found correct, clean, and in order.

   A Parade and Inspection was held on the 31st January, the assembly took place at the Cross Roads at 4 P.M., the Engines present being two Steam, and three Hand Engines of the Government Brigade; and three Hand Engines belonging to Chinese Associations. These Engines were then ordered to be taken-No. 1 Steam Engine to the Praya, near Harbor Master's Office; No. 2 Steam Engine to the East end of Circular Buildings, and all the Hand Engines to the "main" plugs in the vicinity; the whole, both Steam and Hand, having their respective delivery hoses laid so as to play on the area on the land front of Harbor Master's Office; this was done, and the whole of the Engines were found to work satisfactorily.

His Excellency the Governor was present at the latter Inspection.

   The whole of the subsidiary Fire Stations were visited during the month, the Hose and Imple- ments examined and found in good order.

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

The Honorable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

C. MAY,

Superintendent, Fire Brigade.

60

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 3 of 1872.

YANGTSZE.

The mast of the Junk recently sunk in the Yangtsze between the Kiutoan Lighthouse and Kiutoan Small Beacon, and referred to in Notice to Mariners No. 2 of this year, has been removed.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 17th January, 1872.

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   It is hereby notified, that The QUEEN has approved of the appointment of Don LEON CHECA, late Spanish Consul at Singapore, to be Spanish Consul at Hongkong, and that Her Majesty's Exequatur empowering him to act in that capacity has received Her Majesty's Signature.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th January, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 144.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th October, 1871.

NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   Consignees and Masters of Ships are hereby informed that, after the 15th instant, the Boundary, North of which Vessels shall not anchor, is as follows:---

Kellet's Island bearing E. by S. & S.

All Ships to be properly moored with 35 fathoms Chain (East and West.)

   The passage between the North Boundary of Men-of-War Anchorage and the Kowloon Peninsula is to be kept clear.

   Steamers and Vessels not having definite employment will remain on the North side, not mooring within 500 yards of the "Gunpowder Dep?t."

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 9th October, 1871.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

WEATHER TABLE FOR THE WEEK ENDING 9TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

February 3

30.24

51

30.23

63

53

63

30.24

58

30.25

53

30.23

60

53

63

30.20

57

""

30.15

57

30.15

62

56

62

30.06

6

30.03

60

30.04

65

60

65

29.95

""

29.96

60

29.97

63

61

63

29.91

""

29.97

57

30.01

60

58

64

30.00

""

30.04

54

30.05

54

54

59

30.05

8*888*8

60

62

63

57

50

""

:

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HOngkong, foR THE MONTH OF JANUARY, 1872.

THERMOMETERS (Fahrenheit.)

86 feet above mean low level of Spring Tides.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

61

BAROMETER.

DAY OF MONTH.

DAY OF

WEEK.

32° FAHRENHEIT

CORRECTED TO

SELF REGISTERING

IN THE SHADE.

AND REDUCED TOj Max. and Min. of the previous 24 hours, taken at Noon.

MEAN SEA LEVEL.}

MAX. MAX.

DIUR-

ATTACHED

SUN,

IN SHADE.

SUN,

BULB

BULB GRASS.

Ex-

IN VACUO. FOSED.

MIN.

ON

NAL

RANGE,

in

Shade.

9 A.M. 3 P.M.

12345 Or

Monday,..

Tuesday,

Wednesday,

Thursday,

Friday,

Saturday,

Sunday,

Min. | Max. 30.261 30.212 55.5 62.0 30.266 30.146 55.0 63.5 30.156 30.052

Temp. at

Noon.

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

DIURNAL

RANGE BULBS

EXPOSED.

HYGROMETER.

WIND.

CLOUD.

MOVE-

MIN.

6

inches

deep.

IN SOIL, DRY BULB IN WET BULB IN SHADE.

SHADE.

HUMIDITY

COMPLETE SATURATION =100.

DEW POINT.

QUARTER.

MENT

DURING

RAIN IN

INCHES

DURING

THE

PREVI-

OZONE.

0-10.

0-10.

24 hours ous 24 HOURS. IN MILES.

12

24

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. 9 A.M.3 P.M.

Hours. Hours.

58.5 62.0

62.5 116.

85.

53.0

6.5

32.0

56.5

58.0 62.0

63.5

60.5

64.5

109.

82.5

47.0

7.5

35.5

52.0

60.0

64.0

53.0 54.0

54.0

71

58

48.5

47.1 E.

N.E.

122

54.0 66

51

48.7

47.5 N.E.

E.

146

3.5

65.0

57.0

62.0

60.5 62.0

113.

78.0

55.0

8.0

23.0

60.0

69.0

62.0 55.0

56.0 71

67

50.6

50.8 N.E.

N.E.

188

4.5

30.087 29.995

58.0

62.0

61.5

60.0

61.5

69.

63.0

56.0

4.0

7.0

59.0

60.0

61.0

59.0

57.0

82

88

54.4

57.3 S.E.

E.

206

10

10

30.088 29.990

60.5 66.0

66.0

63.5

66.0

95.

75.5 59.0

5.5

16.5

61.0

63.0

66.0

69.0

62.0 82

78

57.5

58.8 E.

S.E.

172

05

30.056 29.948 61.0

66.5

66.0

64.5

67.5 85.

73.0 61.5 5.5

11.5

62.0 64.0

67.0 61.0 64.0 82

83

58.5

61.6 E.

.E.

176

8 Monday,

9 Tuesday,

10 Wednesday,

11

Thursday,

12 Friday,

13 Saturday,

14 Sunday, 15 | Monday, 16 Tuesday,

30.381

17

Wednesday,

30.040 29.941 30.027 30.108 30.129 30.068 59.0 30.095 30.056 30.172 30.067 51.0 65.0 30.210 30.205 30.110 59.0 30.063 30.165 30.212 30.118 60.0 67.0 30.310 30.239 53.5 52.0

62.5

70.0

70.0

66.5

69.5

95.

84.0 60.0

7.5

24.0

62.5

66.0

62.0 70.0

63.0

63.5

63.0

75.

73.0

61.0

8.0

12.0

63.0

63.0

69.0 64.0

63.0

65.0 88

78

62.4

61.9 Calm

93

10

60.0 60.0

82

82

57.5

57.5 E.

E.

89

10

64.0

64.0

62.5

64.5

115. 79.0 58.0

5.0

21.0 60.0

62.0 64.0

58.0

59.0

77

72

54.6

54.8 ?E.

E.

201

60.0 65.0

65,0 63.0

64.0 96.

75.0

57.0

5.0

18.0

60.0

63.0

64.0

59.0

59.0 77

72

55.6

54.8 Calm

W.

199

59.0

54.5

60.5

127. 93.0

47.5

14.0

45.5

56.0 54.0

60.0 49.0

54.0 64

66

42.1

48.7 W.

W.

113

30.107 55.0 €1.0

61.0

59.0

60.5

94.

74.0

48.0

6.0

26.0

55.0

59.0

62.5

62.0

60.0

61.5

99.

75.0

58.0 3.5

17.0

59.5 60.0

59.5 63.5

63.5

61.0

64.0 115.

78.0

58.5

4.5

19.5

60.0

60.0 55.0

61.0

64.0

61.0

56.0 76

76

51.4

52.5 IN.E.

Calm

73

54.0

58.0 59.0

55.0

66

71

48.7

50.6 N.E.

N.E.

200

82

72

55.4

54.8 N.E.

N.E.

277

10

67.0

62.5

67.0

121.

87.0

57.0

7.0

30.0

59.0

62.0

67.0 57.0 62.0

72

73

52.7

58.0 (N.E.

Calm

182

55.0 67.5

57.5 55.5

58.5 75.

69.0

55.0

12.5

14.0

60.0

55.0 58.0

50.0 54.0 70

76

45.2

50.4 IN.E.

N.E.

182

10

18

Thursday,

19 Friday,

20 | Saturday,.

21 Sunday,

22 Monday,

23 | Tuesday,

30.358

30.213 30.340 30.309 30.185 30.296 30.189 54.5 61.0 59.0 30.185 61.0

55.0

30.321 30.278 30.164 52.0 62.0 30.169 30.272 53.5

59.0 56.5

59.0

117.

65.0 50.5

5.5 15.5

57.0 56.0

59.0 51.0

53.0

70

66

46.3

47.7 IN.E.

?N.E.

173

53.5

59.5

58.0 57.5

58.0

80.

67.0

55.0

6.0

12.0

57.0 57.0

58.0

53.0

52.0 75

66

49.3

46.6 E.

N.E.

327

10

2202000DQNRHOHT

4.5

3.5

2.0

3.5

4.5

5.5

2.5

3.5

7.0

5.5

3

7.0

3

5.5

3.5

7.0

55.5

60.0

60.0

59.0

61.5

99.

75.0

55.0

4.5

20.0

57.0

59.0

61.0

53.0

55.0

66

67

47.7

49.8 E.

E.

460

8

2.5

2.5

4.0

57.0

59.0 115.

82.0

50.0

6.5

32.0

56.0

57.0

59.0 52.0

54.0 70

71

47.4

49.5 N.W.

E.

113

10

2.5

4.0

F

61.0 58.5

61.0 93.

74.0

49.0

6.0

25.0

55.5

58.0 61.0

54.0

56.0 76

72

50.4

51.7 E.

W.

63

3.5

6

58.0 56.0

58.5

111.

74.0

48.0

10.0

26.0

55.0

56.0

58.0 51.0

53.0

70

71

46.3

48.5 (N.E.

N.E.

134

3

59.0 55.0 55.0

56.5

70.

59.0

53.0

5.5

6.0

56.5

55.0

56.0 51.0

51.0 75

70

47.2

46.3 N.E.

IN.E.

475

10

24

Wednesday,

30.248

30.160

53.5

59.0

59.0

56.5

59.5

73. 64.0

55.0

5.5 9.0

56.0

56.0

59.0

51.0

55.0

70

76

46.3

51.4 IN.E.

E.

434

10

10

2.5

5.5

25

Thursday .....

30.270

30.181 56.0

61.5

61.5

59.0

57.5

80.

69.0

56.0

5.5

13.0

57.5

59.0

57.0 56.0

53.0 82

75

53.3

49.3 E.

N.W.

398

9

10

2.3

26

Friday,

30.307 30.189

61.5 55.5 53.5

56.5

27

Saturday,

57.0

54.5

57.5

28 Sunday,

59.5

29 Monday,

30 Tuesday,

31

Wednesday,

Mean

Maximum of the month..

.70.0

73.0

50.0 30.275 30.193 53.5 57.0 30.312 30.210 53.0 58.5 58.5 55.5 55.0

5.5 26.0 30.328 30.197 52.5 60.5 60.5 56.5 60.5 121. 92.0 48.5 8.0 43.5 56.0 56.0 55.0 30.348 30.207 61.5 60.5 60.5

56.5 79.0 52.0

114. 6.5 27.0 56.5 56.0

30.198 55.5 62.5 62.5 30.317 57.0

57.5 63.5 116. 94.0 51.5 7.0 42.5 55.5

56.0 62.0 30.132 58.8

61.2 61.4

30.232 98. 75.6 53.7 6.7 21.5

72.0 70.0

72.

62 0

49.0

11.5

13.0

54.5 53.0

56.0 49.0 52.0

45.0

48.2 Calm

E.

90

10

10

75.

66.0

52.0

3.5

14.0 55.0

54.0

57.0

50.0

52.0

70

46.1

47.4 IN.

E.

154

10

3.5

116. 78.0

52.0

55.0 59.0

51.0

54.0

71

47.2

49.5 E.

N.E.

93

60.0 51.0 60.0 51.0 63.0 52.0

55.0

71

46.3 50.6 Calm

E.

137

55.0

70

71

46.3

50.6 E.

N.E.

126

56.0

75

63

48.2

50.1

Calm Calm

110

57.6 58.5 61.1 54.2 56.0 74

71

50.2

51.7

190 08

: : : : 38

7

03

5

42452

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2.5

3.5

1

2.5

:

:

73.0

1868.

1870

Minimum

do.

.50.0

51.0

43.0

47.0

48.0

Remarks.

1868.

1869.

1870.

1871.

During the

month,

0.79

0.30

1869. 1871

Range

20.0

22.0

29.0

23.0

25.0

0.18 0.07

62

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Ashley, John

Letters Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Cowles, John

Gracias, Seriacol

2

Abalos, Eudo- }

P. Jr.

1

Goldenberg,

cia L.

Chadwick,

1

Emma Miss

Carolina Gauthr?, E.

1 regd.

1

1

cisco Luiz S Antongini, Carlo 1

Cushen, Chis.

Monsr.

1

}

Garron e Ha-?

1

nes, Sr. Dn. J

Herrera,Ricardo'1

Hooper, C. C. 1

Hober, K.

1

2

Heselton, Edwd. 1

Crenan, A B. 2

1

Chavis. F. M. 1

Harbord, W.

1

Revd.

1 regd.

Crisiues, Sr.

(Rope maker) f

Brown, Mr.

D. Damian

Herton, E.

1

Howell

Bois, Louis

1

Conill, George 1

Brown, E.

1

Campbell, A. E.J

Besnard, Monsr. 1

Barden, W. Capt. 1

Day, Capt. J.

Brady, Geo. H. 1

Durand,

1

Signor Pietro

1

Hutton, Robert 2

Henderson, David 1

Hranuelli,

Antonio Longo, Feli-

pe Autonio

McPherson, John1

Marcus, Herbert1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 9th February, 1872.

Alvares, Fran-

Arthur, T. F. Arveza, Luis L. 1

Bernholm, N. 1 Barrier, A. Monsr. Brown, Paul

Causse,

2

Monsr. F. Curtis, Walter 2 Cregon, E. Carter, W. H. Cunha, Abino dal

Letters. Papers.

1 regd.

1

Leguro, Vicencia 1 Lincoln, A. Lobo, Antonio? 1

D'E?a

Longfellow, C. A. 1

Labin, M.

Letters. Papers.

Pironet, F. Monsr.1

Smith, E. Sequeira,

Pedro R.

Scott, Fredk.

W.

Lets. Paps.

1

Smith, Joseph 1 Sustenance, Capt. 2

Kutchee

Pollock, F. H. 1

Paris, J. J.

1

Pickard, Jo-

seph R. M.

1

1

Rozario, Anto-

1

nio

Smith, R.

1

La Rogue,

Ross, William

1

Selover, Isaac W. 1

Monsr. De Lobo, Pedro

Rowthorn, Wm. 1

Smith, J. W.

I

Russel, Chs. W. 1

Soutter, John 1

Robert, G.

1

Souza, D. F.

1 regd.

Ramug,

1

Syedmoollah,

1 regd.

Juaquin Sr.

Simon, Groi-

McArthur,

John

Roper, Howard 1

neur

1

R.D.. (Your

Santos, Pedro

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Monsr.Louis

Holls, Henry

Boys, Angels

1

A. de

Bragan?a, A.

Bodasaib,

Denis, Monsr.

(Seaman)

Martin, Madame 1

Markey, Philip 2

1

Thomas

Hams, P.

1 regd.

Davis, N.

1

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Dunn, T. G.

1

Brussell M.

Domenice,

Iversen, G.

1

1

Antonio e Di

Browne, W.

1

3

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

Ruggiero An-

Josekes

Canedo, Sr.

tonio

Durnen,

Jullie, Miss

1

Hodgkins, W. R. 1

Maleo, Champon1 Mahomed,

Warrish

Man Wolung

Millington, Henryl

Mason, Mrs.

G. A.

1

}1 regd.

1

Thomas

D. Joze

Cummings,

Cunha, Felis-

berto da

Chamberland,

W. Carvalho,

Johnston, W. i

Richardson,

Horatio T. (Engineer)

Jules, Madine. 3

Newbery, W. T. 1

1

Jamau, Monsr. 1

Nichols, G. B.

1

Edlind, Gustaf 1

1

1

Erickson, E.

Fonseca, Maria Francisca

1

Knell, T.

Keer, Wm. B. Revd. 1

3

Otter, Albert

1

Knell, Matthew 2

Kent, Capt.

O'Keeffe, John F. 1 Oliver, Mr.

1

O'Sullivan,

Jos? M.

John F.

M1.0. Capt.}

1

Affecte.

Sister)

Rozario, das

Dores Fran- cisca

Ramers, D. Ribeiro, F. da Concei??o Vieira Republique, Monsieur

Razio, J. do

Ray Nath Ray 1 regd.

Nathl. V. Rylaneler, Geo. 1

Sartustegui,

Miguel Seenel, Chs. Seaford, James 1 Shafen, RosesMis 1

Thompson, F. 1

Ure. James

(Seaman)

Vercele Amele 1

de los

Scheaffer,

2

Rosina Miss)

Spence, C. J.

1

Souza, Cosme

1

Antonio de

Teunne, Geo.

1

Terry, H. K.

Thomson, Geo. M. 2

1

Thevenin, Monsr.1

Casimods, M.

Flood, Edwin

1

Costa, Anto.

Gacier, J.

Kelly, John W.

1

Phillimore, J. 1 Pauigati, F.

1

Short, W. Smith, Geo.

Vening, A. F.

}:

Wild, H.

1

2

Wiggins, J.

1

1

Walmsley, Warish Meah Westall, R. R.

1

1 regd.

1

1

Avon

Letters, Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papeis.

C. J.

1

Cid

1

Gem Gertrude

1

1

Araby Maid

1

Caroline

3

Annie Scott

Harcho

1

Ambassador 1

Delta

6

Havilah

4

Anahauc

1

Dorothy

1

Helen Black

1

Anny Henderson 1

Diamant

1

Helen

3

Zoorack, Mr.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 9th February, 1872.

Admiral Protet 1

Seafield

Let Paps

1

Scylla, s. s. Scotland, s. s.

1

2

Segis

Singapore Sampan

Letters, Papers

Letters, Papers.

Locknager

1

Osaka

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Linga

2

Oscar Mojer Onward

1

Louisa

2

Onrust

Ogir

Strathmore

Martin

1

Mikado

1

Ormoy

1

2

Minnie Graham 3

Amoor

4

5

Deerfoot

1

1

Hindustan

1

Pride of the

Maria

1

2

Arabie

1

Duc de Malakof 2

Thames

Schiehallion

St. Anne

Mongyne

1

Ashburton

1

Isle of Wight

Pehiwan

Marnix de St.}

Aviso

1

Endeavor

1

1

Isles of the Sea 1

Prince Waldemar 1

4

Ellen Lewis

2

Italy

J

i

Aldegonde

Tesgra, s.s.

Blanche

2

Min

Papillon

Ellina

1

Iliorre

3

British Cons-

titutions

Bombay

}

10

N 2

Elderslic

2

Elsses, str.

J. P. Smith

1

Envangeline

Jeannie Eastmanl

Coldingham

Elizabethi

Jane Woodburn 1

Madura

Mary Blair Mohican Mimi

Moss Glen

Peng Chao

Thermopyle Teviot

2

Hai, s.s.

Paralos

Union

??

Rifleman

1

Veronica

Cissy

1

Jurgen Bruhn 1

City of Agra

6

3

Flying Fish

1

Josephine

M. E. Ray

Rangoon, s.s.

3

Vesta

ON

2

2

Rockwood

1

1

Courier

1

Fred. Warren

3

Clara Sever

1

Foune

1

Ainedee James Aikens 1

New York

1

Reigate

2

Windhover

5

Nellie Ilastings 1

Raisaid

1

Wave Queen

Channel Queen 4

Naples

Radiant

4

War Cloud

Crimea

1

Golden Spar

Killerney

Neville

Ring Leader

1

William Ritson 1

-

I

4

Countess Russelli

Game Cock

1

Khandish

Neva

Rapid

1

Washie, str.

2

Cornuvia

3

Garibaldi

Walsgriff

5

Constantin

1

Goliah

Leander

Oriental, s.s.

Sir Harry Parkes3

3

Westbury

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

Ships of War, 9th February, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adventure

Elk

2

1

Iron Duke

40 8 Princess

6

3

Charlotte Rinaldo

4

1

NOTIFICATION.

A Copy of the Jury List for 1872, is posted at the Supreme Court House for inspection.

Estate of the Bankrupt as then ascertained, of the property received and of the property outstand- ing, specifying the cause of its being so outstand-

 Notice of any Inaccuracies, Omissions, Objec-ing, tions, &c., must be given in writing, to the Registrar on or before Monday, the Nineteenth day of February instant, in accordance with the provision of Section 8 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

Court House, 3rd February, 1872.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. In the Matter of CASSUM NATH00,

a Bankrupt.

OTICE is hereby given that a Meeting of the Creditors of Cassum Nathoo who was adjudicated Bankrupt on the Twenty-first day of December, 1870, will be held before Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, Deputy Registrar of the Court, at the Court House of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, on Thursday, the Fifteenth day of February, 1872, at 11 of the clock in the forenoon precisely, where the Creditors' As- signee will submit a statement of the whole

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. LEE ACHING, Plaintiff,

and

ESSABHOY AHMED, JOOSUB A?- MED, and SOOMER AHMED, trad- ing as FAZUL MAHOMED ESSA AND COMPANY, Defendants. HEREAS an Action has been cominenced

Win this Court it the suit of the above

and of all the receipts and of all the pay- ments thereout made, and any Creditor who has Between proved may attend and examine such statement and compare the receipts with the payments. And the Meeting will declare by resolution whe- ther any and what part of the said produce of the Estate (after making a reasonable deduction for futare Contingencies) shall be divided amongst the Creditors, and at the same time the majority in value of the Creditors will determine whether any and what allowance shall be made to the Bankrupt out of the Estate; and Creditors who have not already proved their debts, are to come prepared to prove the same or they will be ex- cluded the benefit of the said dividend, and all claims not then proved will be disallowed.

Dated this 29th day of January, 1872.

(Signed,) W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

Messrs. CALDWELL & BRERETON,

29, Queen's Road, Solicitors for Creditors' Assignee.

named Lee Aching, against the above named Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, to recover Three thousand Nine hun- dred and Seventy-two Dollars, and it being alleged that the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed do not reside within this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the First day of March, 1872, wherein William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, is Garnishee.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and

62

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Affecte.

Sister)

Ashley, John

Letters Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Cowles, John

Gracias, Seriacol

2

Abalos, Eudo- }

P. Jr.

1

Goldenberg,

cia L.

Chadwick,

1

Emma Miss

Carolina Gauthr?, E.

1 regd.

1

1

cisco Luiz S Antongini, Carlo 1

Cushen, Chis.

Monsr.

1

}

Garron e Ha-?

1

nes, Sr. Dn. J

Herrera,Ricardo'1

Hooper, C. C. 1

Hober, K.

1

2

Crenan, A B. 2

Heselton, Edwd. 1

1

Revd.

1 regd.

Chavis. F. M. 1

Harbord, W.

1

Crisiues, Sr.

(Rope maker) f

Brown, Mr.

D. Damian

Herton, E.

1

Howell

Bois, Louis

1

Conill, George 1

Brown, E.

1

Campbell, A. E.J

Besnard, Monsr. 1

Barden, W. Capt. 1

Day, Capt. J.

Brady, Geo. H. 1

Durand,

1

Signor Pietro

1

Hutton, Robert 2

Henderson, David 1

Hranuelli,

Antonio Longo, Feli-

pe Autonio

McPherson, John1

Marcus, Herbert1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 9th February, 1872.

Alvares, Fran-

Arthur, T. F. Arveza, Luis L. 1

Bernholm, N. 1 Barrier, A. Monsr. Brown, Paul

Causse,

2

Monsr. F. Curtis, Walter 2 Cregon, E. Carter, W. H. Cunha, Abino dal

Letters. Papers.

1 regd.

1

Leguro, Vicencia 1 Lincoln, A. Lobo, Antonio? 1

D'E?a

Longfellow, C. A. 1

Labin, M.

Letters. Papers.

Pironet, F. Monsr.1

Smith, E. Sequeira,

Pedro R.

Scott, Fredk.

W.

Lets. Paps.

1

Smith, Joseph 1 Sustenance, Capt. 2

Kutchee

Pollock, F. H. 1

Paris, J. J.

1

Pickard, Jo-

seph R. M.

1

1

Rozario, Anto-

1

nio

Smith, R.

1

La Rogue,

Ross, William

1

Selover, Isaac W. 1

Monsr. De Lobo, Pedro

Rowthorn, Wm. 1

Smith, J. W.

I

Russel, Chs. W. 1

Soutter, John 1

Robert, G.

1

Souza, D. F.

1 regd.

Ramug,

1

Syedmoollah,

1 regd.

Juaquin Sr.

Simon, Groi-

McArthur,

John

Roper, Howard 1

neur

1

R.D.. (Your

Santos, Pedro

de los

Scheaffer,

2

Rosina Miss)

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Spence, C. J.

1

Monsr.Louis

Holls, Henry

Boys, Angels

1

A. de

Bragan?a, A.

Bodasaib,

Denis, Monsr.

(Seaman)

Martin, Madame 1

Markey, Philip 2

Souza, Cosme

1

Antonio de

1

Thomas

Hams, P.

1 regd.

Davis, N.

1

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Dunn, T. G.

1

Brussell M.

Domenice,

Iversen, G.

1

1

Antonio e Di

Browne, W.

1

3

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

Ruggiero An-

Josekes

Canedo, Sr.

tonio

Durnen,

Jullie, Miss

1

Hodgkins, W. R. 1

Maleo, Champon1 Mahomed,

Warrish

Man Wolung

Millington, Henryl

Mason, Mrs.

G. A.

1

}1 regd.

Teunne, Geo.

1

Terry, H. K.

Thomson, Geo. M. 2

1

1

Thevenin, Monsr.1

Thomas

D. Joze

Cummings,

Cunha, Felis-

berto da

Chamberland,

W. Carvalho,

Johnston, W. i

Richardson,

Horatio T. (Engineer)

Jules, Madine. 3

Newbery, W. T. 1

1

Jamau, Monsr. 1

Nichols, G. B.

1

Edlind, Gustaf 1

Otter, Albert

1

Keer, Wm. B. Revd. 1

1

1

Erickson, E.

Fonseca, Maria Francisca

1

Knell, T.

3

Knell, Matthew 2

Kent, Capt.

O'Keeffe, John F. 1 Oliver, Mr.

1

O'Sullivan,

Jos? M.

John F.

M1.0. Capt.}

1

Casimods, M.

Flood, Edwin

1

Gacier, J.

Kelly, John W.

1

Phillimore, J. Pauigati, F.

I

1

Vening, A. F.

}:

Wild, H.

1

2

Wiggins, J.

1

1

Walmsley, Warish Meah Westall, R. R.

1

1 regd.

1

1

Costa, Anto.

Rozario, das

Dores Fran- cisca

Ramers, D. Ribeiro, F. da Concei??o Vieira Republique, Monsieur

Razio, J. do

Ray Nath Ray 1 regd.

Nathl. V. Rylaneler, Geo. 1

Sartustegui, Miguel Seenel, Chs. Seaford, James 1 Shafen, RosesMis 1

Short, W. Smith, Geo.

Thompson, F. 1

Ure. James

(Seaman)

Vercele Amele 1

Zoorack, Mr.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 9th February, 1872.

Admiral Protet 1

Seafield

Let Paps

1

Scylla, s. s. Scotland, s. s.

1

2

Segis

Singapore Sampan

Avon

Letters, Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papeis.

Letters, Papers

Letters, Papers.

C. J.

1

Cid

1

Gem Gertrude

1

Locknager

1

Osaka

1

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Araby Maid

1

Caroline

3

Linga

2

Oscar Mojer Onward

1

Annie Scott

Harcho

1

Louisa

2

Onrust

Ambassador 1

Delta

6

Havilah

4

Ogir

Strathmore

Martin

1

Anahauc

1

Dorothy

1

Helen Black

1

Mikado

1

Ormoy

Anny Henderson 1

Diamant

1

Helen

3

1

2

Minnie Graham 3

Amoor

4

5

Deerfoot

1

1

Hindustan

1

Pride of the

Maria

1

2

Arabie

1

Duc de Malakof 2

Thames

Schiehallion

St. Anne

Mongyne

1

Ashburton

1

Isle of Wight

Pehiwan

Marnix de St.}

Aviso

1

Endeavor

1

1

Isles of the Sea 1

Prince Waldemar 1

4

Ellen Lewis

2

Italy

J

i

Aldegonde

Tesgra, s.s.

Blanche

2

Min

Papillon

Ellina

1

Iliorre

3

British Cons-

titutions

Bombay

}

10

N 2

Elderslic

2

Elsses, str.

J. P. Smith

1

Envangeline

Jeannie Eastmanl

Coldingham

Elizabethi

Jane Woodburn 1

Madura

Mary Blair Mohican Mimi

Moss Glen

Peng Chao

Thermopyle Teviot

2

Hai, s.s.

Paralos

Union

??

Rifleman

1

Veronica

Cissy

1

Jurgen Bruhn 1

City of Agra

6

3

Flying Fish

1

Josephine

M. E. Ray

Rangoon, s.s.

3

Vesta

ON

2

2

Rockwood

1

1

Courier

1

Fred. Warren

3

Clara Sever

1

Foune

1

Ainedee James Aikens 1

New York

1

Reigate

2

Windhover

5

Nellie Ilastings 1

Raisaid

1

Wave Queen

Channel Queen 4

Naples

Radiant

4

War Cloud

Crimea

1

Golden Spar

Killerney

Neville

Ring Leader

1

William Ritson 1

-

I

4

Countess Russelli

Game Cock

1

Khandish

Neva

Rapid

1

Washie, str.

2

Cornuvia

3

Garibaldi

Walsgriff

5

Constantin

1

Goliah

Leander

Oriental, s.s.

Sir Harry Parkes3

3

Westbury

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

Ships of War, 9th February, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adventure

Elk

2

1

Iron Duke

40 8 Princess

6

3

Charlotte Rinaldo

4

1

NOTIFICATION.

A Copy of the Jury List for 1872, is posted at the Supreme Court House for inspection.

Estate of the Bankrupt as then ascertained, of the property received and of the property outstand- ing, specifying the cause of its being so outstand-

 Notice of any Inaccuracies, Omissions, Objec-ing, tions, &c., must be given in writing, to the Registrar on or before Monday, the Nineteenth day of February instant, in accordance with the provision of Section 8 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

Court House, 3rd February, 1872.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. In the Matter of CASSUM NATH00,

a Bankrupt.

OTICE is hereby given that a Meeting of the Creditors of Cassum Nathoo who was adjudicated Bankrupt on the Twenty-first day of December, 1870, will be held before Frederick Sowley Huffam, Esquire, Deputy Registrar of the Court, at the Court House of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, on Thursday, the Fifteenth day of February, 1872, at 11 of the clock in the forenoon precisely, where the Creditors' As- signee will submit a statement of the whole

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. LEE ACHING, Plaintiff,

and

ESSABHOY AHMED, JOOSUB A?- MED, and SOOMER AHMED, trad- ing as FAZUL MAHOMED ESSA AND COMPANY, Defendants. HEREAS an Action has been cominenced

Win this Court it the suit of the above

and of all the receipts and of all the pay- ments thereout made, and any Creditor who has Between proved may attend and examine such statement and compare the receipts with the payments. And the Meeting will declare by resolution whe- ther any and what part of the said produce of the Estate (after making a reasonable deduction for futare Contingencies) shall be divided amongst the Creditors, and at the same time the majority in value of the Creditors will determine whether any and what allowance shall be made to the Bankrupt out of the Estate; and Creditors who have not already proved their debts, are to come prepared to prove the same or they will be ex- cluded the benefit of the said dividend, and all claims not then proved will be disallowed.

Dated this 29th day of January, 1872.

(Signed,) W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

Messrs. CALDWELL & BRERETON,

29, Queen's Road, Solicitors for Creditors' Assignee.

named Lee Aching, against the above named Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, to recover Three thousand Nine hun- dred and Seventy-two Dollars, and it being alleged that the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed do not reside within this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the First day of March, 1872, wherein William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, is Garnishee.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 10TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

Company, or any person on their behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island entituled "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 3rd day of February, 1872.

WM. H. BRERETON, Plaintiff's Attorney.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between

WH

HO MUN KEE, Plaintiff,

and

ESSABHOY AHMED, JOOSUB A?- MED,and SOOMER AHMED, trading as FAZUL MAHOMED ESSA AND COMPANY, Defendants. HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court, at the suit of the above named Ho Mun Kee against the above named Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, to recover One thousand Two hundred and Ninety-two Dollars, and Seventy Cents, and it being alleged that the said Essabhoy Ah- med, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed do not reside within this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the First day of March, 1872, wherein William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Hongkong is Garnishee.

 Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Com- pany, or any person on their behalf will give the se- curity and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island entituled

66

 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 3rd day of February, 1872.

WM. H. BRERETON, Plaintiff's Attorney.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

LEONG AKUM, Plaintiff,

Between

and

ESSABHOY AHMED, JooSUB AH- MED, and SOOMER AIMED, trading as FAZUL MAHOMED ESSA AND COMPANY, Defendants. HEREAS an Action has been commenced

   in this Court, at the suit of the above named Leong Akum against the above named Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, to recover Six thousand Six hundred and Twenty-four Dollars and it being alleged that the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Ahmed, and Soomer Ahmed do not reside within this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the First day of March, 1872, wherein William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, is Garnishee.

Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action, the said Essabhoy Ahmed, Joosub Alimed, and Soomer Ahmed, trading as Fazul Mahomed Essa and Company, or any person on their behalf will give the security and notice and file the appear- ance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island, entituled "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 3rd day of February, 1872.

W?. H. BRERETON, Plaintiff's Attorney.

THE HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.

TH

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS.

HE Third Ordinary Annual Meeting of Share- holders in the above Company will be held at the Offices of the Company, No. 39, Queen's Road, on Tuesday the Twentieth, instant, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, to receive a Statement of Accounts to 31st December, 1871; the Report of the General Managers, and to elect a Consult- ing Committee and Auditors.

Hongkong, 3rd February, 1872.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. General Manager?.

MR

date.

NOTICE..

R. WILHELM REINERS is authorized to sign our firm per procuration from this

MELCHERS & Co, Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. F.

CLAUSS

in our firm ceased on the 31st December, 1971, by mutual consent.

Hongkong & China, the 1st January, 1872. BOURJAU, H?BENER & Co.

NOTICE.

R. CARL ROBERT MEUSER is this day

MR. Gitted a partner in our Firm at Hong.

kong and at Canton.

PAUL EHLERS & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

THE

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JULIUS MENKE in our Firm ceased on the 31st of December, 1870.

WM. PUSTAU & Co.

Hongkong and China, 16th December, 1871.

NOTICE.

WILLIAM ABBOTT TURNBULL is au-

MR.Worized to sign our Firm from this date.

BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON & Co. Shanghai 1st May, 1871.

NOTICE.

Estate of RUSTOMJEE PESTONJEE MOTIWALLA, Esq., deceased. ETTERS of Administration to the Estate and

Effects of the late Rustomjee Pestonje Motiwalla, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned,-

All persons having claims against the deceased, are requested to send in particulars thereof on or before the First day of March, 1872. All per- sons indebted to, or holding funds or property of the deceased, are requested to communicate as soon as possible with

D. RUTTUNJEE, Administrator.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM HENRY MOORE and MR.

MR. TULFATEDRICH have this day been

admitted Partners in our firm.

LAMMERT, ATKINSON & Co. Hongkong, 30th June, 1870.

IT

NOTICE.

is hereby notified for the information of Shippers and Underwriters that the steamers Appin, Dragon, Kiushu, Nanzing, Sin Nan- zing, Yuen-tze-fee, and Mided, being com- manded by Officers qualified to perform the duties of Pilots, will run hereafter without taking Station Pilots either Inward or Outward.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. Shanghai, 1st May, 1871.

NOTICE.

THE and respur Firm ceased on the

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED-

31st December last.

Mr. ALFRED HUTCHISON was admitted a Partner therein on the 1st January.

DEACON & Co.

I

Canton, 1st March, 1871.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as a Merchant and Commission Agent under the style or firm of

F. PEIL,

and I have authorized MR. F. E. HEYDEN and Mr. H. MEYER to sign my firm by procuration.

F. PEIL.

Hongkong, 15th December, 1870.

ME

NOTICE.

R. JOHN HIGGIN having withdrawn with our content from all participation in the management of our business has henceforth no authority to sign or incur obligations on the part of our firm.

LONEY & Co.

Iloilo, 12th October, 1870.

NOTICE.

MR. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKIN-

SHAW was admitted a Partner in ou Firm on the 1st of January last.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 10th March, 1870.

NOTICE.

63

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on this day.

WAHEE, SMITH & Co. East Point.

Hongkong, 21st December, 1869.

MR.

NOTICE.

PAUL GERHARD HUBBE, and Mr.

ized to sign our firm here and in China from this date.

SIEMSSEN & Co.

Hongkong, November 1, 1869.

MR

NOTICE.

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GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 17th July, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES HART is authorized to sign our

Mr Fira per procuration in Hongkong.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 17th June, 1869.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

COMPANY, LIMITED. (Of London.)

THE undersigned, having pang at this poet, 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.

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Association.

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Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 7.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

VOL. XVIII.

No. 3.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Bachelor, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, LL.D., 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 of KIMBERLEY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 6 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to authorize the Appropriation of a Supplementary Sum not exceeding Eight thousand Dollars to defray the Charges of the Year 1870: 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 12th Day of February, 1872.

No. 25.

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 January, 1872, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE

IN RESERVE.

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,...

740,863

250,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,.

571,038

250,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

...

369,205

150,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,.......

1,004,715

500,000

TOTAL,.....

2,685,821

1,150,000

66 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

No. 26.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Hydrographic Notice received from DAVID H. BAILEY, Esquire, United States' Consul, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

HYDROGRAPHIC NOTICE.

U. S. S. "COLORADO,"

FLAG-SHIP OF ASIATIC FLEET,

HONGKONG, February 9th, 1872.

The position of the sunken rock in Hai-Tan Straits, upon which the American steamer Suwonada struck on the 29th ultimo, as ascertained by the officers of the U. S. S. Ashuelot, is as follows:

From the rock-

Low Island bears.

Quoin Hill

Middle of Pass Island.. Junk Sail Rock

Middle of Flag Island..

. N. 87° E.; .N. 88° W.

S. 16° W.;

.S. 34° 30′ E.; .N. 22° 30′ W.;

   These bearings are magnetic. The least depth of water found on the rock at low spring tides was 10 1-2 feet: 6, 7, and 7 1-2 fathoms were found at two boat's lenghts distance from the rock.

   There being a rock on the coast already called Suwonada, Commander Wallace, by whom the position of this one was determined, has named it "Ashuelot Rock."

JOHN RODGERS, Rear Admiral Commander-in-Chief

of the Asiatic Fleet.

No. 27.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Returns connected with the business of the Superior and Subordinate Courts of the Colony, for the Year 1871, are published for general information.

Number of Cases.

Number of Persons.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

RETURN of CRIMINAL CASES that have been tried in the Supreme Court of Hongkong, during the Year 1871.

CRIME.

Convicted.

Acquitted.

Death.

REMARKS.

Charges

Abandoned.

Death Recorded.

Penal Servitude.

Hard Labor over One Year.

Hard Labor One

Year and under.

Solitary Confinement,

Publicly flogged, No. of Persons.

No. of Persons.

No. of

Cases.

No. of

Persons.

Postponed.

No. of

Cases.

No. of

Persons.

2241-HOGHI

1 Arson,

1 Assault and wounding; unlawfully inflicting grievous bodily harm; un-

lawfully impeding the Saving of Life,

3 Assault with Intent to rob,

3 Being found at Night with Housebreaking Implements,..

4 Breach of Conditional Pardon,....

2 Breaking and entering a Dwelling-house with Intent to commit a Felony,

1 Breaking and entering, and stealing in a Dwelling-house,

1 Breaking and entering, and stealing in a Warehouse,

8 Burglary and Larceny,

1 Burglary and Larceny and Kidnapping,

Burglary and Larceny with Violence.....

4 Child Stealing,

2 Conspiracy,

Cutting and wounding with Intent to do grievous bodily harm, Escape,

1 Escape, and wounding with Intent to do grievous bodily harm,

1 Fraudulent Conversion of Goods entrusted for Sale,

1 Having Possession of a forged Bank Note,

1 Highway Robbery being armed,

2 Highway Robbery with Violence,

1

1 Indecent Assault,

Kidnapping,

10

12 Larceny,

1

3

4 Larceny by a Servant,

1

4 Larceny and Receiving stolen Bank Notes,

5 Larceny in a Boat in the Harbor,

4 Larceny in a Boat in the Harbor, and Receiving stolen Goods,

6 Larceny in a Dwelling-house,

4 Larceny on board Ship in the Harbor,

4 Larceny on board Ship in the Harbor, and Receiving stolen Goods,

3 Manslaughter,

5 Murder,

9 Piracy and endangering Life,

3

3 Receiving stolen Goods,..

3

3 Return from Deportation,...

1

6 Riot and Assault,

1 Robbery and Assault,

1

6 Robbery from the Person,...

1 Robbery from the Person being armed,

1 Robbery from the Person with Violence,

1 Robbery with Violence,.....

Unlawful Wounding,..

1

1 Uttering a forged Dividend Warrant,

86 132

2342115

3

4

3

3

1

1

1

...

1

H:

11

1

2

3

12542 10 00 00 00 co

.21

:

:

:~-

-Ai --:

:

2

6 6

::

***

1

...

...

1

...

1

106 26

39 34

28 21

4

9

10

?

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

66 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

No. 26.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Hydrographic Notice received from DAVID H. BAILEY, Esquire, United States' Consul, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

HYDROGRAPHIC NOTICE.

U. S. S. "COLORADO,"

FLAG-SHIP OF ASIATIC FLEET,

HONGKONG, February 9th, 1872.

The position of the sunken rock in Hai-Tan Straits, upon which the American steamer Suwonada struck on the 29th ultimo, as ascertained by the officers of the U. S. S. Ashuelot, is as follows:

From the rock-

Low Island bears.

Quoin Hill

Middle of Pass Island.. Junk Sail Rock

Middle of Flag Island..

. N. 87° E.; .N. 88° W.

S. 16° W.;

.S. 34° 30′ E.; .N. 22° 30′ W.;

   These bearings are magnetic. The least depth of water found on the rock at low spring tides was 10 1-2 feet: 6, 7, and 7 1-2 fathoms were found at two boat's lenghts distance from the rock.

   There being a rock on the coast already called Suwonada, Commander Wallace, by whom the position of this one was determined, has named it "Ashuelot Rock."

JOHN RODGERS, Rear Admiral Commander-in-Chief

of the Asiatic Fleet.

No. 27.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Returns connected with the business of the Superior and Subordinate Courts of the Colony, for the Year 1871, are published for general information.

Number of Cases.

Number of Persons.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

RETURN of CRIMINAL CASES that have been tried in the Supreme Court of Hongkong, during the Year 1871.

CRIME.

Convicted.

Acquitted.

Death.

REMARKS.

Charges

Abandoned.

Death Recorded.

Penal Servitude.

Hard Labor over One Year.

Hard Labor One

Year and under.

Solitary Confinement,

Publicly flogged, No. of Persons.

No. of Persons.

No. of

Cases.

No. of

Persons.

Postponed.

No. of

Cases.

No. of

Persons.

2241-HOGHI

1 Arson,

1 Assault and wounding; unlawfully inflicting grievous bodily harm; un-

lawfully impeding the Saving of Life,

3 Assault with Intent to rob,

3 Being found at Night with Housebreaking Implements,..

4 Breach of Conditional Pardon,....

2 Breaking and entering a Dwelling-house with Intent to commit a Felony,

1 Breaking and entering, and stealing in a Dwelling-house,

1 Breaking and entering, and stealing in a Warehouse,

8 Burglary and Larceny,

1 Burglary and Larceny and Kidnapping,

Burglary and Larceny with Violence.....

4 Child Stealing,

2 Conspiracy,

Cutting and wounding with Intent to do grievous bodily harm, Escape,

1 Escape, and wounding with Intent to do grievous bodily harm,

1 Fraudulent Conversion of Goods entrusted for Sale,

1 Having Possession of a forged Bank Note,

1 Highway Robbery being armed,

2 Highway Robbery with Violence,

1

1 Indecent Assault,

Kidnapping,

10

12 Larceny,

1

3

4 Larceny by a Servant,

1

4 Larceny and Receiving stolen Bank Notes,

5 Larceny in a Boat in the Harbor,

4 Larceny in a Boat in the Harbor, and Receiving stolen Goods,

6 Larceny in a Dwelling-house,

4 Larceny on board Ship in the Harbor,

4 Larceny on board Ship in the Harbor, and Receiving stolen Goods,

3 Manslaughter,

5 Murder,

9 Piracy and endangering Life,

3

3 Receiving stolen Goods,..

3

3 Return from Deportation,...

1

6 Riot and Assault,

1 Robbery and Assault,

1

6 Robbery from the Person,...

1 Robbery from the Person being armed,

1 Robbery from the Person with Violence,

1 Robbery with Violence,.....

Unlawful Wounding,..

1

1 Uttering a forged Dividend Warrant,

86 132

2342115

3

4

3

3

1

1

1

...

1

H:

11

1

2

3

12542 10 00 00 00 co

.21

:

:

:~-

-Ai --:

:

2

6 6

::

***

1

...

...

1

...

1

106 26

39 34

28 21

4

9

10

?

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

}

:

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.. 67

RETURN of the NUMBER of CASES tried before the Honorable the Chief Justice, and Actions commenced in the Supreme and Vice Admiralty Courts of Hongkong, during the year ending 31st December, 1871.

Cases tried before the Honorable the Chief Justice in 1871.

NUMBER

AMOUNT OF DEBT

JUDGMENT.

TOTAL.

COURT.

OF

AND

CASES.

DAMAGES CLAIMED.

Plaintiff. Defendant. Nonsuit.

Cases.

Debt and Damages.

SUPREME COURT:-

Common Law,

...

Chancery,

a 4 2

44,400.00

Bankruptcy,

64

11,086.85

Probate,

57

475,460.01

Appeals,

VICE ADMIRALTY COURT,.....

c 21

284,965.22

COURT.

NUM-

BER OF CASES.

1

3

1

1

Petitioners discharged

} 4

Petitions 357

granted

20

:::

Actions commenced in 1871.

AMOUNT OF

DEBT AND DAMAGES

CLAIMED.

SETTLED

WITHOUT

TRIAL.

-

...

...

888

$815,912.08

JUDGMENT.

Plaintiff. Defendant. Nonsuit.

REMAIN-

ING IN

DEPEND-

ENCE. Cases.

TOTAL.

Debt and Damages.

SUPREME COURT:-

Common Law,

55

$266,212.08

25

1

Chancery,

10

1

2-

2

27

1

7

Bankruptcy,

9

d 463,000.80

Probate,

57

e 475,460.01

granted

Petitions 57

Petitioners 3 discharged S

6

Appeals,

1

1

...

VICE ADMIRALTY COURT,..

31

361,965.22

3

20

1

7

163

...

$1,566,638.11

?

a. One of these Cases was in Dependence on 31st December, 1870.

b. One of these Cases was in Dependence on 31st December, 1870.

c. Three of these Cases were Petitions for Bounty.

d. The Amount in these Cases is the Amount of Liabilities set forth in the Bankrupts' Schedules.

e. The Amount given in these Cases is the sworn Value of the several Estates in which Probate or Letters of Administrations were

granted during the Year.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

RETURN of the NUMBER of CASES tried and Actions commenced in the Court of Summary Jurisdiction from the

1st January to the 31st December, 1871.

AMOUNT OF DEBT

No. of

CASES.

AND DAMAGES

CLAIMED.

SETTLED

WITHOUT

TRIAL.

JUDGMENT.

REMAINING

IN

Plaintiff. Defendant. Nonsuit. No Service.

DEPENDENCE.

1,429

$75,963.63

744

510

53

57

46

19

Hongkong, 29th January, 1872.

REMARKS.

* 43 of these Cases were in Dependence on the 31st December, 1870.

HENRY J. HOLMES,

Clerk of Court.

Total Number

of Cases.

Convicted and

Punished.

Discharged.

Committed for

Trial at the

Supreme Court.

Committed to Pri-

son or detained

pending orders

of His Excellency

the Governor.

To keep the

Peace and

be of good

Behaviour.

M. F. M. F. M. F.

M. F. M. F. M. F. M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

6,400

6,143

673 2,406

311 148

1

28

65

5

349 11

40

7

32.

? 9,211 1,017

2,302

Total Males and Feinales,..

.10,228

any Charge.

To answer

Punished

for pre-

ferring false Charge, or wil- fully giving false

Testimony.

ABSTRACT OF CAUSES UNDER COGNIZANCE OF THE POLICE MAGISTRATES' COURT, during THE YEAR 1871. CASES HOW DISPOSED OF, and the NUMBER OF MALE AND FEMALE PRISONERS UNDER EACH HEAD.

Ordered to find Security.

WRITS ISSUED BY THE POLICE MAGISTRATES, DURING THE YEAR 1871.

WARRANTS.

Undecided.

Total Number

of Defendants.

Summonses for

Defendants.

329

Summonses for Witnesses.

Notices of Judg-

ment and Re-

hearing.

THE CASES CONSISTED OF:-

...

Administering Drugs,

Assaults (Common),

Assaults at or in connection with Riotous Assemblages,

Assaults accompanied with Damage of Property,...

Assaults with Intent to rob,

Assuming Designation of Police Constables,

Attempts to commit Felonies,

3

Brought forward,...

1,894

Allowing unmuzzled Ferocious Dogs to be at large,

Assaulting or Resisting Police in the Execution of their Duty,.

12

Child-stealing,

Brought forward,...

...

3,902

7

Manslaughter,...

...

629

Compounding Felony,

1

Mendicancy,

86

Conspiracy to defraud,

1

Misconduct as Workmen,

2

Contempt of Court,

8

13

...

Crimes and Offences committed in Chinese Territory,

15

?

I

Cruelty to Animals,

15

***

2

Cutting and Wounding, and inflicting bodily Injuries,

12

...

Murder,

...

13

Cutting and Destroying Trees,

35

At large in the Night without Passes or Lights.

Behaviour calculated to provoke a Breach of the Peace,

390

...

Damage of Property,

24

Nuisances,

...

67

Defiling Streams,

17

Breach of Ordinances:-

Misconduct as Police Constables,

Misconduct as Private Watchmen,

Misconduct as Domestic Servants,

Negligently allowing Prisoners to escape,

Obstruction of Public Ways by Hawkers, Chair Coolies, Shop-keepers, and

Desertion from H. M.'s Army and Navy,

5

Wharves by Boat People,

...

For Buildings,

3

Desertion from a Foreign Man-of-War,

2

Obtaining Money or other Property by False Pretences,...

For Cargo-Boats.

Detention of Seamen's Effects,

1

Offences relating to Coins,

...

For Chairs and Vehicles,

173

Discharging Fire Arms,...

1

Perjury,

2

599

370

12

12

2

For Jails,..

6

Discharging Stones, &c., to danger or damage of Persons and Property,

3

Personating Bail,

For Markets,

215

Disorderly Behaviour,

1,084

For Marine Store Dealers,

Piracy with Murder,

2

Disorderly Behaviour accompanied with damage of Property,

40

For Pawnbrokers,

20

For Police and Lighting Rates,

Doubtful Witnesses to find Security for Appearance,...

Preferring False Charge or giving wilful False Testimony,

Receiving stolen Property,

...

40

15

6

Embezzlement,

5

...

Refusal of Duty by Merchant Seamen,

10

For Preparation and Sale of Prepared Opium,

14

Escape of Prisoners from lawful Custody,

2

Rescuing Prisoners from Custody of Police,

2

For Preservation of Birds,

1

False Imprisonment,

...

3

Riotous Assemblages,

For Registration of Houses and Servants,...

20

Firing Crackers and making Bonfires in the Street,

74

...

Robberies,

14

...

For Retail of Spirituous and Fermented Liquors,

32

Forcible Detention of Persons with intent to ransom or sell,

9

Rogues and Vagabonds,

481

For Weights and Measures, Breach of Harbor Regulations, Breach of Recognizance, ..... Breach of Stamp Act,

For Storage of Gunpowder,... For Suppression of Gambling,

1

Forgery or uttering forged Bank Notes, &c.,

Street Gambling,

174

...

4

Found by Night in Dwelling Houses, or with Arms, or House-breaking im-

Trespass on Crown Lands,

27

17

plements with Intent to commit Felony,

...

Unlicensed Billiard Tables and Bowling Alleys,

2

84

Furious Driving,

'Unlicensed Coolie Houses,

1

Highway Robbery,

Unlicensed Hawking,...

220

Illegally holding a Public Meeting,...

Unnatural Offence,

1

Bribery and Attempts to bribe Police Constables,

4

Illegally purchasing Soldier's Kit, &c.,...

Burying Chinese Corpse elsewhere than in a Cemetery,

Unlicensed Plying of Boats,

17

...

1

Indecent Assault,

4

Unlawful Possession of Property,

323

Burglary,

24

...

...

Indecent Exposure of Person and Lewdness,

18

Unwholesome Provisions, exposing for Sale, and bringing into Colony,...

2

Conditional Pardon,.

Cattle. Turned loose on Public Ways, Chinese not holders of Night Passes found carrying Arms, Chinese Offenders found in the Colony after Deportation, or in Breach of

...

...

4

Intimidating Witnesses,

2

...

1

Kidnapping,

20

TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES,...

6,400

Larcenies,

524

...

...

...

30

Larceny from the Person,

Carried forward,...

1,894

50

Carried forward,...

3,902

C. MAY,

First Police Magistrate.

58

10

75

66

For entering Gambling

Houses.

2,840

TOTAL.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

68

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

69

Coroner's Returns.

TABLE A.-Return of all Coroner's Cases, 1871.

INQUEST HELD.

BURIED WITHOUT INQUEST.

GRAND

NATIONALITY.

TOTAL.

Men.

Women. Boys. Girls. TOTAL. Men. Women. Boys. Girls. | TOTAL.

Europeans and Americans,

24

24

6

2

8

32

Chinese,

51

19

15

96

48

4

32

135

231

Indians,...

6

6

1

1

7

Malays,

3

3

4

4

7

Total,

84

19

15

11

129

59

6

51

32

148

277

Hongkong, January 25th, 1872.

TABLE B.-Return of Inquests during 1871.

VERDICTS.

Natural Causes,

Do.,

(in Gaol,).

Do., accelerated by Drinking,

Intemperance,

Accidental Death whilst Drunk,

Accidental Death,

Do.,

(in Gaol,)

Accidentally Drowned,

Found Drowned,

Found Dead,

Still Born,,

Visitation of God,

Opium taken to induce Sleep,

Suicide whilst Insane,

Felo de Se,....

Poisoned (no further evidence,) Burnt

EUROPEANS

AND AMERICANS.

Men.

5

ALFRED LISTER,

H. M. Coroner.

On the bodies of the Persons enumerated below.

CHINESE.

INDIANS. MALAYS.

TOTAL.

REMARKS.

Men. Women. Boys. Girls. Men. Men.

? 00 00

?1818 HQ?

+3

070

3

?

.: co to.

4

1

24

3

4

15

Special finding in two Cases.

1

· 02:00 1

13

3

17

3

1

1

1

7

1 Case in Gaol, 1, an Indian PC

6

On Junk supposed to have been

do.,

attacked by Pirates.

Shot,

do.,

Suffocated(

do.,

Manslaughter agst. p. or pp. unknown,

H.

1

Manslaughter,

Wilful Murder agst. p. or pp. unknown, Wilful Murder,

1

3

1

Q ::

1

1

1

4

Do.

do.

3

2778

3

Total,

24

51

19

15

11

6

3

129

ALFRED LISTER,

H. M. Coroner.

Hongkong, January 25th, 1872.

TABLE C.-Return of Burials without Inquest, 1871.

N.B. An order to Bury without Inquest is issued by the Coroner after a preliminary Medical Examination when (1) there are no suspicious circumstances (2) death is satisfactorily accounted for (3) there is no evidence of any kind whatever (4) the State of the Body is such that it cannot be identified; always provided in every case that there are no marks of violence on the Body.

REASON WHY NO Inquest held.

No suspicious circumstances, Medical Certificate,

Post Mortem satisfactory, Inquest already held on?

others who were

killed

under same circumstances,}

No Evidence,

State of Body,

Total,

EUROPEANS AND AMERICANS.

CHINESE.

FOUND ON SHORE.

FOUND IN HARBOUR.

INDIANS. MALAYS.

TOTAL.

REMARKS.

Known. Unknown. Known.

Unknown.

Men. Women. Men. Women. Boys.

Girls.

Men.

Men.

1 1 11 1

i

:?

1

:

: +

4

:

-

Q

:

Q

-::

:

:

?????

?

:

4

22 12

3

6

2

1

1

44

27

777

47

30

5

37

11

6

20

++

4

51

32

1

4

148 22

68

8 50

5 1

28a

CO

6

2 48

::

332233

:

a.

: 888

Many of these Cases might have been entered under both heads.

a Includes those washed

ashore after the Typhoon.

Hongkong, January 25th, 1872.

ALFRED LISTER,

H. M. Coroner.

70

No. 28.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

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, 13th February, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

CONVICTIONS under Ordinance No. 15 of 1860, for the Year ending 31st December, 1871, namely the “Cargo-boat Ordinance.”

DATE.

1871 Mar. 16th,

NAMES OF PARTIES TO THE SUIT.

R. at complaint of Thomas Crampton, Police

Constable, European, Plaintiff,

v.

Ng Ayow, Boatman, Chinese, Defendant,

Apr. 10th, R. at complaint of Robert Reed, Inspector of

Cargo-boats, European, Plaintiff,

""

v.

1. Ho Sow Hoi, Farmer,

2. Leong Asing, Boatman,

3. Wong Asoey,

do.,

4. Chew Achoi,

do.,

5. Ho Aman, Owner of Cargo-boat,

Chinese, Defendants,

17th, R. at complaint of Robert Reed, Inspector of Cargo-boats, European, Plaintiff,

v.

Yeong Akum, Boatman, Chinese, Defendant,

June 25th, R. at complaint of Robert Reed, Inspector of

Cargo-boats, European, Plaintiff,

V.

1. Chun Kum Wo, Boatman,

2. Low Asoey,

do.,

3. Leong Ato, Owner of Cargo-boat, No.

169,

Chinese, Defendants,

July 28th, R. at complaint of Robert Reed, Inspector of

Cargo-boats, European, Plaintiff,

v.

Leong Afook, Boatman, Chinese, Defendant,

29th, R. at complaint of Robert Reed, Inspector of Cargo-boats, European, Plaintiff,

V.

To Asai, Boatman, Chinese Defendant,

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1872.

No. 29.

OFFENCE.

On 16th March, for plying a Cargo-boat for hire in the Harbor without a License.

SENTENCE.

REMARKS.

Fined $2 or five days imprisonment.

Fine paid.

1st Defendant dis- charged; 2nd, 3rd and 4th Defendants three

On 10th April, 1st for having un- lawful possession of 7 bundles of Rod Iron in their Cargo-boat sus- pected to have been stolen from a months imprisonment Ship in the Harbor; and

with hard labor; 5th

2nd for making a certain altera-Defendant six months tion in the hold of the said Cargo- | imprisonment with boat for the purpose of fraudulently hard labor and also concealing goods,

On 17th April, for having a Cargo- boat for hire in the Harbor without a License,

On the 25th June, the Defendant Leong Ato for having certain false fitting in the fore bulkhead of Cargo- boat No. 169 for the fraudulent concealment of Goods; and

The other Defendants for aiding and abetting the said Leong Ato in fitting the said false bulkhead for fraudulent purposes,

On 28th July, for plying an un- licensed 2nd Class Cargo-boat for hire in the Harbor,

On 28th July, for plying an un- licensed 2nd Class Cargo-boat for hire in the Harbor,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

fined $50, or further imprisonment for three months with hard labor and boat to be forfeited and sold.

Fined $2 or four days imprisonment.

1st and 2nd Defend- ants to find security in $50 for three months, 3rd Defendant fined $25 or three months imprisonment.

Fined $3 or seven days imprisonment.

Fine paid.

Fine paid.

Fine paid.

Fine paid.

Fined $2 or four days imprisonment.

Fine paid.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon on Thursday, the 22nd Instant, for the Supply of the undermentioned Articles for the use of the Police Departmeut, for Six Months, from the 1st proximo until the 31st day of August, 1872, viz. :-

Oil.

Lampwick. Buckets. Tubs. Salt. Soap. Gram. Bran. Paddy. Oats. Straw. Hay.

per jar

of

large small per per

*each.

per lb.

24 catties. doz. bundle.

per pecul.

The above enumerated Articles must be of good quality, deliverable at the Central Police Barracks, at such time and in such quantities as may be required.

Forms of Tender and any further information can be obtained on application at the Office of the Superintendent of Police.

No Tenders will be received unless sent in the Form required.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th February, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 30.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872. 71

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The Honorable JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary and Auditor General, having been granted Leave of Absence, His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to make the following Appointments from this date, provisionally, and until further notice; namely:-

The Honorable CECIL CLEMENTI SMITH to act as Colonial Secretary, and Auditor General. CHARLES MAY, Esquire, to be Acting Colonial Treasurer.

MALCOLM STRUAN TONNOCHY, Esquire, to be Acting Registrar General. ALFRED LISTER, Esquire, to be Acting Assistant Harbor Master.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1872.

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given that, by advices from His Excellency The Governor General of the Philippine Islands, His Excellency Governor SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL has learnt with much satisfaction the prevalence of complete tranquillity throughout that Archipelago, and the absence of any risk or impediment to Commercial inter-communication between Hongkong and Manila.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 32.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, indicating the position of the wreck of the Norwegian Barque Glimt, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

NOTICE.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The wreck of the Norwegian barque Glimt, lies in the West Lamma Channel in 9 fathoms water at low tide nearly midway between Cowechow and Green Islands.

From the wreck the following bearings were taken:

Summit of Green Island in line with Block House, Victoria Peak, E. by S. 1 S.

Chunghu Island, South East Point, N. by E. 4 E.

Cowechow Island South extreme, S. W. by W. & W.

The greater part of the Top-gallant Masts and Yards are above high water mark, and sufficiently indicate the position of the wreck by day. . Further, a large Hakow boat is moored close to the wreck, which between Sunset and Sunrise exhibits two bright lights (vertically) at her Mast Head.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1872.

Νο. 33.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

Tenders will be received at the Office of the Colonial Secretary, until Noon, on Wednesday, the 21st instant, for the laying of certain surface Channels with Curbing, and some Connecting Drains on the Caine Road.

The Bill of quantities and specification, can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, and proper Forms of Tender obtained at the Colonial Secretary's Office.

The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1872.

No. 34.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

  Tenders will be received at the Office of the Colonial Secretary, until Noon, on Wednesday, the 21st instant, for forming an Embankment for the Restoration of the Robinson Road on Inland Lot No. 604 at the head of Peel Street.

No. 30.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872. 71

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The Honorable JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary and Auditor General, having been granted Leave of Absence, His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to make the following Appointments from this date, provisionally, and until further notice; namely:-

The Honorable CECIL CLEMENTI SMITH to act as Colonial Secretary, and Auditor General. CHARLES MAY, Esquire, to be Acting Colonial Treasurer.

MALCOLM STRUAN TONNOCHY, Esquire, to be Acting Registrar General. ALFRED LISTER, Esquire, to be Acting Assistant Harbor Master.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1872.

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given that, by advices from His Excellency The Governor General of the Philippine Islands, His Excellency Governor SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL has learnt with much satisfaction the prevalence of complete tranquillity throughout that Archipelago, and the absence of any risk or impediment to Commercial inter-communication between Hongkong and Manila.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 32.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, indicating the position of the wreck of the Norwegian Barque Glimt, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

NOTICE.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The wreck of the Norwegian barque Glimt, lies in the West Lamma Channel in 9 fathoms water at low tide nearly midway between Cowechow and Green Islands.

From the wreck the following bearings were taken:

Summit of Green Island in line with Block House, Victoria Peak, E. by S. 1 S.

Chunghu Island, South East Point, N. by E. 4 E.

Cowechow Island South extreme, S. W. by W. & W.

The greater part of the Top-gallant Masts and Yards are above high water mark, and sufficiently indicate the position of the wreck by day. . Further, a large Hakow boat is moored close to the wreck, which between Sunset and Sunrise exhibits two bright lights (vertically) at her Mast Head.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1872.

Νο. 33.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

Tenders will be received at the Office of the Colonial Secretary, until Noon, on Wednesday, the 21st instant, for the laying of certain surface Channels with Curbing, and some Connecting Drains on the Caine Road.

The Bill of quantities and specification, can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, and proper Forms of Tender obtained at the Colonial Secretary's Office.

The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1872.

No. 34.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

  Tenders will be received at the Office of the Colonial Secretary, until Noon, on Wednesday, the 21st instant, for forming an Embankment for the Restoration of the Robinson Road on Inland Lot No. 604 at the head of Peel Street.

72

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

  Plan and Specification can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, and Forms of Tender obtained at the Colonial Secretary's Office.

The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

proper

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Report from the Captain Superintendent of Police for the Year 1871, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

No 30.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 31st January, 1872. SIR,I have the honor to forward, for the information of His Excellency the Governor, the Crime and other Returns for the Year 1871.

  2. In the Tables of comparison of Crime I have adopted the ainended Returns of 1870, dated the 19th October, 1871, as the basis of comparison, in lieu of those formerly supplied to me as detailed in C. S. O. No. 2,792 of 1871. It will be within His Excellency's knowledge that the Officer who compiled those Returns is unable to explain how the discrepancies could have arisen. (Letter No. 228 of 1871.)

  3. The exhaustive Report that I had the honor to forward on the 22nd September, 1871, together with the fact that a Commission is now sitting for the purpose of investigating Police Matters and Police Law, precludes the necessity of a lengthened Report on this occasion.

  4. I have, however, to draw attention to the fact that the second column of Offences formerly headed "Burglaries and Forcible Entries" has, for 1871 and 1870, been altered to " Burglaries and Larcenies in Dwelling Houses." "Larcenies in Dwelling Houses" were formerly placed under the head of "Larcenies."

  5. The Murders reported are in number four, one of a Chinese woman by a Malay, who was executed. The second of a woman on board a boat at Aberdeen by four Chinese, who were arrested immediately afterwards owing to the prompt action taken by Inspector Burns, and they were sen- tenced to death. Extenuating circumstances having transpired, this sentence was commuted to penal servitude for different periods. The third case is where a mutilated child was found on the roadway, no arrest was made in this case. The fourth case is that of poisoning on board the barque Audax; a Malay seaman was arrested, but no conclusive evidence was procured.

6. With reference to Highway Robberies, Burglaries and Larcenies in Dwelling Houses, there is a small decrease on last year, but it was especially noticeable that Europeans and European Houses were attacked out of all proportion to the experience of previous years.

7. I have omitted the column of "Persons Implicated," as in cases of Burglary and some other Offences it is impossible to arrive at any reliable information.

8. The comparison of Crime between 1871 and 1870, is as follows:--

Serious Crimes have increased by 77 cases or 5.67 per cent; which result arises from an increase of 129 cases of Larceny, 48 of Unlawful Possession, 6 of Piracy, and 1 of Murder; in other Serious Offences there has been a decrease.

9. Minor Offences amount to 5,018, being an increase of 845 cases or 20.24 per cent over 1870. This increase is in cases of Assault 258, no Pass or Lamp (Lamp Regulation passed in 1871,) 334, Miscellaneous 179, and Nuisances 144. The decrease is in Gambling 17, and Drunkenness 53 cases.

10. The following Tables are appended:--

A.

Return of Crime for 1871.

B.-Return of Arrests of Suspicious Persons.

C.--Return of Constables who have joined, been dismissed, &c. D. Return of Punishments inflicted on Members of the Police. E.--Comparative Returns of Crime for 1869, 1870 and 1871. F.-Stable Return by the Acting Deputy Superintendent. G.-School Report.

The Honorable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent of Police.

72

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

  Plan and Specification can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, and Forms of Tender obtained at the Colonial Secretary's Office.

The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

proper

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Report from the Captain Superintendent of Police for the Year 1871, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

No 30.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 31st January, 1872. SIR,I have the honor to forward, for the information of His Excellency the Governor, the Crime and other Returns for the Year 1871.

  2. In the Tables of comparison of Crime I have adopted the ainended Returns of 1870, dated the 19th October, 1871, as the basis of comparison, in lieu of those formerly supplied to me as detailed in C. S. O. No. 2,792 of 1871. It will be within His Excellency's knowledge that the Officer who compiled those Returns is unable to explain how the discrepancies could have arisen. (Letter No. 228 of 1871.)

  3. The exhaustive Report that I had the honor to forward on the 22nd September, 1871, together with the fact that a Commission is now sitting for the purpose of investigating Police Matters and Police Law, precludes the necessity of a lengthened Report on this occasion.

  4. I have, however, to draw attention to the fact that the second column of Offences formerly headed "Burglaries and Forcible Entries" has, for 1871 and 1870, been altered to " Burglaries and Larcenies in Dwelling Houses." "Larcenies in Dwelling Houses" were formerly placed under the head of "Larcenies."

  5. The Murders reported are in number four, one of a Chinese woman by a Malay, who was executed. The second of a woman on board a boat at Aberdeen by four Chinese, who were arrested immediately afterwards owing to the prompt action taken by Inspector Burns, and they were sen- tenced to death. Extenuating circumstances having transpired, this sentence was commuted to penal servitude for different periods. The third case is where a mutilated child was found on the roadway, no arrest was made in this case. The fourth case is that of poisoning on board the barque Audax; a Malay seaman was arrested, but no conclusive evidence was procured.

6. With reference to Highway Robberies, Burglaries and Larcenies in Dwelling Houses, there is a small decrease on last year, but it was especially noticeable that Europeans and European Houses were attacked out of all proportion to the experience of previous years.

7. I have omitted the column of "Persons Implicated," as in cases of Burglary and some other Offences it is impossible to arrive at any reliable information.

8. The comparison of Crime between 1871 and 1870, is as follows:--

Serious Crimes have increased by 77 cases or 5.67 per cent; which result arises from an increase of 129 cases of Larceny, 48 of Unlawful Possession, 6 of Piracy, and 1 of Murder; in other Serious Offences there has been a decrease.

9. Minor Offences amount to 5,018, being an increase of 845 cases or 20.24 per cent over 1870. This increase is in cases of Assault 258, no Pass or Lamp (Lamp Regulation passed in 1871,) 334, Miscellaneous 179, and Nuisances 144. The decrease is in Gambling 17, and Drunkenness 53 cases.

10. The following Tables are appended:--

A.

Return of Crime for 1871.

B.-Return of Arrests of Suspicious Persons.

C.--Return of Constables who have joined, been dismissed, &c. D. Return of Punishments inflicted on Members of the Police. E.--Comparative Returns of Crime for 1869, 1870 and 1871. F.-Stable Return by the Acting Deputy Superintendent. G.-School Report.

The Honorable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent of Police.

1871.

TABLE A.

RETURN of SERIOUS and MINOR OFFENCES reported to have been committed during the Year 1871, with Results of such Reports.

Burglary and Larceny in

Assaults

with

Intent

Felonies not

Kid-

Unlawful

Assaults.

Gambling.

Robbery with Violence

from

the Person.

Dwelling House.

to rob.

Larceny.

already given.

napping. Possession.

Piracy.

Europeans

and

Indians. Chinese.

Total.

Americans.

Miscellaneous Offences.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

2

:

co

87

:

11

2

N

:

69

821 25

100

48

41

12

15

?

Q

221

186

L

353 60

465] 78 162

478] 118 152|

..

:

163

19

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.

No. of Persons implicated.

of

Cases reported.

No.

Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons implicated.

No. of Persons convicted.

ns convicted. No. of Persons implicated. No. of Persons discharged. No. of Per

No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

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.

No. of Persons Cases reported. No. of Persons No. of Persons discharged.

implicated.

convicted.

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.

January,

February,

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

CO

September,.

:

:

:

:

~

:

October,..

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29

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:

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221

17,

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25

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21

74

49; 17

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99

71

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189

58

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81

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85

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106

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54

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86

..

168

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41

395

71 564

83 142

176 24

65

21

121 34 10

1

312

117

443

152 118

111

..

66

70 11

12

145 11 22 21 253

54

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67

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53

281

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449 821 115

147 24

64

70

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63

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248 70

41

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64 5 24 19

818

162

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186

118

174 77

72 40 193

102 12 15 51 604

115 721 132 167

190 62

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17

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233 115 14.. 81 731 291 1124 1,293 136 209 56 5,182 1,201 6,687 1,397 1,711

:

W. M. DEANE,

2,173 523

Captain Superintendent of Police.

3 5 15

13

27 20 942

1,206 417 219 ..

328

4030..2014 239

73

Mr. DOUGLAS and WARDEN GREY.

NUMBER OF

TABLE B.

RETURN of ARRESTS of ILLEGAL GAMBLERS and DANGEROUS CHARACTERS, between 1st January and 31st December, 1871.

Convicted.

DECISION.

Discharged.

ARRESTED AT THE INSTANCE OF

Police and District Watchmen.

Discharged.

Licensees of Gaming Houses.

Convicted.

Discharged.

Total.

Convicted.

Total.

Convicted.

Discharged.

Total.

MONTH.

Illegal Dangerous Gamblers. Characters.

Gamblers.

January,

2

February,

14

March,

April,

20

22

May,

2

June,

July,

August,

September,

October,

November,

December,

..

21

:::::

14

23

91

··

54

68

?

21

22

Dangerous

BEESPO- Characters.

Gamblers.

Dangerous

Characters.

Gamblers.

Dangerous Characters.

Gamblers.

Dangerous

Characters.

Gamblers.

Dangerous

Characters.

Gamblers.

Dangerous Characters.

Gamblers.

Dangerous Characters.

Gamblers.

Dangerous

Characters.

Gamblers.

Dangerous

Characters.

Gamblers.

Dangerous

Characters.

Gamblers.

Dangerous

Characters.

?

::

14

6

14

13

20

14

2.

20

20

21

21

23

56

35

44

77

12

14

29

15

17

14

23

37

15

53

16

19

12

37

49

19

4

16

1

17

Totals,

34

310

19

192

15

118

19

36

15

20

34

56

143

97

240

12

2

14

:

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

TABLE C.

RETURN shewing the Number of INSPECTORS, SERGEANTS, and CONSTABLES of each Nationality who have joined, been dismissed, resigned or died during 1871.

Police Department, 30th January, 1872.

74

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

NUMBER

Nationality.

Authorized

Strength.

Casualties.

Remarks.

Who have joined during 1871.

Who have been dismissed during 1871.

Who have resigned during 1871.

Who have died during 1871.

Europeans,

98

33

West Indians,

33

East Indians,

126

Sikhs,

182

Chinese,

203

98

8:a: 8

22

6

4

32

7

1

8

6

19

24

2

4

7

24

3

3

30

Including Auxiliary Force under Ord. 7 of 1871.

Totals,..

642

137

74

18

9

101

N.B.-One Inspector resigned on completion of ten years' Service; One was dismissed and one died.

W. M. DEANE,

Police Department, 30th January, 1872.

Captain Superintendent of Police.

Europeans,

W?st Indians, East Indians,.

Sikhs,.

Chinese,

Nationality.

Totals,.

TABLE D.

RETURN shewing PUNISHMENTS inflicted on Members of the FORCE by JUDICIAL and POLICE DEPARTMENTS during the Year 1871.

Police Department, 30th January, 1872.

DESCRIPTION.

Supreme and Magistrates' Courts.

PUNISHMENTS INFLICTED BY

Departmental.

Total.

Average per man.

Number of Persons Convicted.

C. Year. Days.|

C.

Year. Days.

C.

Year. Days.

101

26

113

160

236

+1

:::

∞ ∞ 301 LO

*2

2

40

57

:::

55

128

00

53 00

88888

319

534 70

93

574

70

47

50

14

184 35

335

399 30

355 40

273

172 50

::::

43

241 85

57

16

454 30

351

104

483 40

104

225 50

273

1048:

SCANNA

69

30

2.192

02

3.106

02

95

0.650

1.157

Days.

4.079

636

2

14

d

2

?

333 50

2

2111,646 25

256

1,979 75

102

11

1.882

* Two men, Imprisonment for 6 months each for Desertion in December last. + One man, Imprisonment for 6 months for Larceny.

TABLE E.

W. M. DEANE,—Captain Superintendent of Police.

COMPARATIVE RETURN of OFFENCES coming under notice of the POLICE, during the Years 1869, 1870 and 1871.

SERIOUS.

NO. OF CASES.

OFFENCES.

NUMBER OF PERSONS

Convicted.

Discharged.

DESCRIPTION.

MINOR.

No. OF CASES.

NUMBER OF PERSONS

Convicted.

Discharged.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

75

1869

1870 1871 1869 1870 1871 1869 1870 1871

Murder,.

Robbery with Violence from the Person,

Burglary,

3

4

62

47

29

17

26

Assault,

Gambling,

Assault with intent,.

Kidnapping,

Piracy,

Unlawful Possession,

Felonies not already given,

Larceny,

Totals,.

??? ???

274

261

11

80

27

40

29

Miscellaneous,

8

15

I

Drunkenness,

57

30

42

20

1

36

14

Nuisances,

14

2

8

17

1

No Pass,

1869 1870 1871 1869 1870 1871 1869 1870

1871

677 684 942 969 296

846 1,206 151 236 219 228 412 328

282

417

53

66

40

584 1,532 1,711

808 1,973 2,173

298

465

523

620

784

731

811

147

291

791

790 1,124

:::

::

:::

131 191

239

98

182

233

76

70

115

84

34

37

71

22

25

32

20

647 670

799 434

431 528 147 179

232

967 1,3571,434. 602 852 863

289 389

419

Totals,.

3,634 4,1735,018 2,005 3,231 3,707 647

815

980

Increase on 1870-77 Cases or 5.67 per cent.

Increase on 1870-845 Cases or 20.24 per cent.

Central Police Barracks, 30th January, 1872.

W. M. DEANE,-Captain Superintendent of Police.

76

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

TABLE F.

RETURN shewing the Number and Description of POLICE HORSES on the 31st December, 1871.

Nature of Duties.

Where Stationed.

Serial No.

Description of Horses.

1204 10 CON 00 — C

Australian Gelding,.

Town Patrol,.

Gulph Arab Entire,

Do.,

3

Indian Stud Gelding,

Do.,

Chinese Pony,

5

Do.,

Do.,

7

Australian Gelding,.

Assistant Superintendent, Captain Superintendent,

Town Patrol,.

Inspector, West End,

8

Do.,

9

Do.,

10 11

Chinese Pony,

Patrol, Pokfoolum Road,

Inspector, East End,.

Patrol, Showkewan Road,

Australian Gelding, -

Government House Stables.

Do.

Do.

Government Office Stables.

Do.

Do.

West End Stables.

Do.

East End Stable.

Do.

Inspector, Showkewan, Ordinary Patrol,.. Show kewan.

One Pony having become vicious and unmanageable was sold during the year, and another purchased to replace it.

T. FITZROY RICE, Assistant & Acting Deputy Superintendent.

TABLE G.

GOVERNMENT CENTRAL SCHOOL,

HONGKONG, 15th February, 1872.

SIR,-I beg to submit this my third Annual Report on the Police School, viz., that for the year ending

31st December, 1871.

2. At the begining of the year the Classes

were composed of:-

On the 31st December, the numbers were:—

Europeans,. Indians, Chinese,

?

289

24

Europeans,.

30

52

Indians,

44

16

Chinese,

30

Total,..

92

Total,.

104

An increase of 12.

3. The number of men who have availed them- selves of the School during the year is :-

With an average nightly attendance of:-

*

Europeans,

37

Europeans,.

Indians,

56

Indians,

5.94 .20.69

Chinese,

36

Chinese,

8.70

Total,.

129

Total,...

35.39

Attendance.

Number who have availed themselves of the School, and aver- age attendance.

  4. In consequence of the reduced number of Indians in the Force their class has fallen off in attend- Diminution of Indians, ance, but that is quite compensated for by the number of Chinese who have joined the School.

but increase of Chinese Scholars.

  5. The progress the men have made, I consider satisfactory. Several of the Indians and Chinese Progress satisfactory. can read, write, and speak English.

6. The conduct of the men, while in School, has been all I could wish. They have been attentive and Conduct of Scholars industrious. I have rarely had to report a man for any irregularity.

good. 7. I must again draw your attention to the want of a Chinese Teacher, to instruct the Europeans who A Teacher of the Chi- are willing to learn Chinese. I am convinced many would join the class. A knowledge of that language nese language required. would materially assist the men in carrying out their duties, and the cost would not be great.

8. The School material is ample and in good order.

School material.

  9. I should like, if possible, to have some place fitted up as a School-room. At present the Scholars A properly fitted class- are partly on one flat and partly on another, a very inconvenient arrangement for all parties. The large room required. Mess Tables now in use are very cumbersome and occupy too much space. Should the School increase, some change will become absolutely necessary, for at times we are even now overcrowded.

carried out.

  10. Some time since a Scheme was drawn up for regulating the kind of instruction to be given in the Proposed Scheme of School, so as to adapt it to the requirements of the Force, but, as a whole, it has not been carried into Police Education not effect. Such a Scheme, if adopted, and well understood by the men, would, I think, prove a great induce- ment for the men to study.—I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant,

EDWARD J. R. WILLCOCKS,

Master in Charge.

W. M. DEANE, Esq.,

No. 18.

Captain Superintendent of Police.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Post Office Notice is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1872.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

78

No. 144.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th October, 1871.

NOTICE.

   Consignees and Masters of Ships are hereby informed that, after the 15th instant, the Boundary, North of which Vessels shall not anchor, is as follows:--

Kellet's Island bearing E. by S. § S.

All Ships to be properly moored with 35 fathoms Chain (East and West.)

   The passage between the North Boundary of Men-of-War Anchorage and the Kowloon Peninsula is to be kept clear.

   Steamers and Vessels not having definite employment will remain on the North side, not mooring within 500 yards of the "Gunpowder Dep?t."

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 9th October, 1871.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

1

No. 92. 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.

Acharius, Herr G., Knalrostradet, No. 21, Kjobenhaven,

Apps, William, Ship Avon, Hongkong,....

Brown, Thos. J., Lairthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland,

Marshall, W. H., Sailors' Home, Wells Street, London,........ Martin, P. E., S S. Bombay, care of P. & O. Supt., Bombay,. Mendosjee Eduljee, Hongkong,

1

1

Buckley, Miss E., Bowdon, Cheshire,

1

Mires, A., Alessandria,

Campbell, Miss P., Phoenix Hotel, Leatherland Alley, Liverpool, 1 Crespi, Ernestina, Alessandria,

Neil, Mrs., Ball Court, Houndsditch, London,..

1

1

Ensor, Revd. George, Church Mission, Hongkong,. Griffiths, Mrs., Post Office, East India Road, London, Cilbert, G., 14th Brigade, 9th Battery, R.A., Aldershot, Hay, William, Townsend, Forfar, Scotland, Hippisley, A. E., Customs, Amoy,

Ray, Mrs. Richard, Scottish Quarters, Autrim, Ireland, Ryan, Mrs., 2, Morris Street, Plymouth,.

Sartustegui, Miguel, Hongkong,.

1

Schraub, E., Hiogo,..

1

1

Schweitzer, Fraulein A., Erfurt, Germany,

1

1

  Jerman, John, H. M. S. Princess Charlotte, Hongkong, Jhonson, Mrs., Tunbridge Street, Euston Road, London, Johnson, John, Fearon Court, Whitehaven, Cumberland,. Jones, James, 28, George Street, Bute Docks, Cardiff, Kwong Sun Shop, Carpenter, Penang,

1

1

Solomon, William, Jeweller, Auckland Hotel, Bombay, Storrar, M. C, Engineer, S.S. Belgian, Hongkong, Treskow, Sophie von, 3, F?rstenwalder Strasse, Frankfort, Verceli, Mrs. Amelie, Hongkong,

1

1

2

1

Vishram, Hassumbhoy, Hongkong,

1

Walker, Mrs. E, West End, Herts,

1

Lassen, Peter, Kjerrgaaer, Nor Slevick,

1

West, Martha, 16, Giraud Street, Poplar, London,

1

Little, Mrs., Clyde House, Clapham, London,.

1

Lowe, Mr. R., Stretford, England,.

I

Wilson, Henry, Passenger from New York, Sydney, Ybaseta, Fidel, Capitan del Y. F. U.," Santander,

1

McCallum, Alex., ship Ralston, Bombay,........

1

General Post Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1872.

WEATHER TABLES TO 16TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMEter.

1872.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

February 10

30.13

44

30.18

50

44

55

30 13

48

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78

No. 144.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th October, 1871.

NOTICE.

   Consignees and Masters of Ships are hereby informed that, after the 15th instant, the Boundary, North of which Vessels shall not anchor, is as follows:--

Kellet's Island bearing E. by S. § S.

All Ships to be properly moored with 35 fathoms Chain (East and West.)

   The passage between the North Boundary of Men-of-War Anchorage and the Kowloon Peninsula is to be kept clear.

   Steamers and Vessels not having definite employment will remain on the North side, not mooring within 500 yards of the "Gunpowder Dep?t."

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 9th October, 1871.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

1

No. 92. 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.

Acharius, Herr G., Knalrostradet, No. 21, Kjobenhaven,

Apps, William, Ship Avon, Hongkong,....

Brown, Thos. J., Lairthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland,

Marshall, W. H., Sailors' Home, Wells Street, London,........ Martin, P. E., S S. Bombay, care of P. & O. Supt., Bombay,. Mendosjee Eduljee, Hongkong,

1

1

Buckley, Miss E., Bowdon, Cheshire,

1

Mires, A., Alessandria,

Campbell, Miss P., Phoenix Hotel, Leatherland Alley, Liverpool, 1 Crespi, Ernestina, Alessandria,

Neil, Mrs., Ball Court, Houndsditch, London,..

1

1

Ensor, Revd. George, Church Mission, Hongkong,. Griffiths, Mrs., Post Office, East India Road, London, Cilbert, G., 14th Brigade, 9th Battery, R.A., Aldershot, Hay, William, Townsend, Forfar, Scotland, Hippisley, A. E., Customs, Amoy,

Ray, Mrs. Richard, Scottish Quarters, Autrim, Ireland, Ryan, Mrs., 2, Morris Street, Plymouth,.

Sartustegui, Miguel, Hongkong,.

1

Schraub, E., Hiogo,..

1

1

Schweitzer, Fraulein A., Erfurt, Germany,

1

1

  Jerman, John, H. M. S. Princess Charlotte, Hongkong, Jhonson, Mrs., Tunbridge Street, Euston Road, London, Johnson, John, Fearon Court, Whitehaven, Cumberland,. Jones, James, 28, George Street, Bute Docks, Cardiff, Kwong Sun Shop, Carpenter, Penang,

1

1

Solomon, William, Jeweller, Auckland Hotel, Bombay, Storrar, M. C, Engineer, S.S. Belgian, Hongkong, Treskow, Sophie von, 3, F?rstenwalder Strasse, Frankfort, Verceli, Mrs. Amelie, Hongkong,

1

1

2

1

Vishram, Hassumbhoy, Hongkong,

1

Walker, Mrs. E, West End, Herts,

1

Lassen, Peter, Kjerrgaaer, Nor Slevick,

1

West, Martha, 16, Giraud Street, Poplar, London,

1

Little, Mrs., Clyde House, Clapham, London,.

1

Lowe, Mr. R., Stretford, England,.

I

Wilson, Henry, Passenger from New York, Sydney, Ybaseta, Fidel, Capitan del Y. F. U.," Santander,

1

McCallum, Alex., ship Ralston, Bombay,........

1

General Post Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1872.

WEATHER TABLES TO 16TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMEter.

1872.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Self Registering.

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meter.

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

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DATE.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

BAROMETER.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

WET BULB.

DRY BULB.

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Min. Max.

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6 A.M.

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Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 P.M.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

9 A.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

1872.

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43.0 45.0

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4 NE

5 NE

43,042.0

4 NW

42.0 42.0 45.0 47,0

4 N

5 E

37

16 28.44 28.50 28.49 28.43 28.44, 42.0 47.0 47,0 40.0 44,5

44.0 39.0 54,0 E 41,541.0 | 50.5 E

2 E 4 E

6778QHHO BOLER

5

5

4

5 SSE

SSE

NE

4 NE

6 N

3 NE

2

4

2 N

PRESESSZZZZZ

1

COCO LO GO ON CD + CO 12 CO ON 00 00 Co

0.00

0.04

0.13

Fine, cloudy, very hazy.

Strong wind during past night; fog and

rain at intervals throughout.

0.06

Fine overcast throughout.

0.05

Fog, with drizzling rain.

0.04

Fog, with slight rain at intervals; 2 P.M.,

0.05

0.35

Peak fine, fog below.

Wet fog throughout.

Do.

0.04

Rain past night; fine overcast.

0.00

0.05

Fog; 8 A.M. fine overcast; 3 P.M. fog. Fog, with slight openings at intervals.

0.00

Fine hazy.

Do.

0.00

Do.

0.00

Do.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Ashley, John

3

Goldenberg,

Abalos, Eudo-}

1

Carolina Gauthr?, E.

1 regd.

Alvares, Fran-

   cisco Luiz Antongini, Carlo 1 Arthur, T. F. 1

Monsr.

1

Causse,

Garron e Ha-?

1

nes, Sr. Dn..

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 16th February, 1872.

Cowles, John

P. Jr. Chadwick,

Einma Miss

Monsr. F.

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers.

Leguro, Vicencia 1 Lincoln, A. Lobo, Antonio

1

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Syedmoollah, 1 regd. Simon, Groi-

neur

Pickard, Jo-

seph R. M. S

1

1

D'E?a Longfellow, C.A.1

Rowthorn, Wm. 1 Russel, Chs. W. 1

Santos, Pedro)

1

de los

Labin, M.

Robert, G.

1

Scheaffer,

Cregon, E.

Garcia, y Gar-

Arveza, Luis L. 1

Carter, W. H.

1

La Rogue,

1

Ramug,

?

1

1

cia, Sr. Dn. S

Cunha, Abino dal

Bernholm, N.

1

Crenan, A B.

2

1

Barrier, A.

Monsr.

Brown, Paul

Revd.

Brown, Mr.

Bols, Louis

Herrera, Ricardo 1

Chavis. F. M.

Hooper, C. C. 1

Hober, K.

1 regd.

Heselton, Edwd. 1

14

1

1

Brown, E.

1

Carmichael, D. 1 Cushen, Charles1

Besnard, Monsr. I

Barden, W. Capt. 1

Brady, Geo. H. 1

Boys, Angels

Bragan?a, A.

A. de

Bodasaib,

1

Markey, Philip 2 Mason, Mrs.

1

1

1

1 regd.

Davis, N.

1

(Seaman)

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Dunn, T. G.

Brussell M.

1

Domenico,

Browne, W.

1

Antonio e Di

Brophy, M.

Buxton, J. H. 1

tonio

Burns, A.

1

Baron, L. R. de

Josekes

1

Jullie, Miss

1

Newbery, W. T. 1

Crisiues, Sr.

} 1

D. Damian Conill, George 1 Campbell, A. E.J

Day, Capt. J. 2 Durand,

Monsr.Louis Denis, Monsr.

Thomas

Ruggiero An-

Durnen,

Horatio T. (Engineer)

Harbord, W. (Rope maker) Herton, E.

Howell Hutton, Robert 2

Henderson, David 1

Hranuelli,

Signor Pietro ( Holls, Henry

Hams, P. Hodgkins, W. R. 1

Iversen, G. 1

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

Monsr. De

Lobo, Pedro

Antonio Longo, Feli- pe Antonio

McArthur,

John

McPherson, John1 Marcus, Herbert1

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Martin, Madame 1

1

G. A. Maleo, Champon1 Mahomed,

Warrish

Man Wolung Millington, Henry1 Musgara, Bastinel Magriva, C.

Sra. Da.

R.D., (Your Affecte.

Sister) Rozario, das

Dores Fran-

cisca Ramers, D. Republique,

Razio, J. do

1

Ray Nath Ray 1 regd. Richardson,

Nathl. V.

Rylaneler, Geo. 1 Rotter, Th.

Sartustegui, Miguel Seenel, Chs.

Seaford, James 1

Souza, Cosme} 1

Antonio de Stewart, William1 Sauri, Alexandrol Selugmann, E. 1 Sullivan, M.

O. Capt. Schelfer, J. F. Susca, L. Mrs. 1

}

Juaquin Sr.

Rosina Miss) Spence, C. J.

1

Roper, Howard 1

1

}

2

} 1

1 regd.

1

Teunne, Geo. Thomson, Geo. M. Terry, H. K.

1

1

1

Tettemer,Spencer1 Tietsch, G.

}

2

2

Thompson, F. 1

}:

Ure, James

(Seaman)

Shafen, Roses Mis 1

Short, W.

1

Smith, Geo.

1

Vercele Amele 1

Cummings,

1

D'arcy, MattynA.1

Johnston, W.

i

Nichols, G. B.

2

Smith, E.

1

Vening, A. F. 1

Thomas

berto da

Chamberland,

W. Carvalho,

Jamau, Monsr. 1

Sequeira,

Cunha, Felis-

2

Edlind, Gustaf 1

1

Otter, Albert

1

Pedro R.

Erickson, E. 1

Keer, Wm. B. Revd. 1

'}

Jos? M.

Casimods, M.

1

Costa, Anto.

3

Gacier, J.

2

1 regd.

Curtis, Walter 2

Gracias, Seriacol

King, Chs.

1

Fonseca, Maria Francisca

Flood, Edwin 1

John F.

Kelly, John W. 2 Kutchee

Knell, T.

3

Knell, Matthew 2

O'Keeffe, John F. 1 1 Oliver, Mr.

Scott, Fredk.

W. Smith, Joseph 1

1

Wild, H. Wiggins, J.

1

1

Kent, Capt.

Phillimore, J. 1

1

Sustenance, Capt.1

2

Panigati, F.

1

Smith, R.

1

Pironet, F. Monsr.1

Selover, Isaac W. 1

Walmsley, Warish Meah

Wythies&Co.,}

1

1 regd.

1

Paris, J. J. Perkins, R.

1

Soutter, Joha

1

1

Souza, D. F. 1 regd.

Zoorack, Mr.

1

Avon

Letters. Papers.

            1 Admiral Protet 1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Cid

Caroline

3

Araby Maid

1

Chento

2

Goliah Gem Gertrude

1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 16th February, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Seafield

Letters. Papers

Lets. Paps

Locknager

2

1 Oscar Mojer

1

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Onward

2

Scylla, s. s.

1

2

Linga

Onrust

2

Scotland, s. s.

2

Annie Scott

1

Cammila

1

Louisa

2

Ogir

1

Segis

1

Ambassador 1

Cenpurielle

Havilah

Ormoy

Strathmore

1

Anahauc

1

Helen Black

1

Martin

Anny Henderson 1

Delta

6

5

Helen

3

Mikado

Amoor

4

5

Dorothy

Hindustan

1

Minnie Graham 3

113

Singapore

1

Pride of the

2

Sampan

2

Thames

Schiehallion

Arabie

1

Diamant

Maria

1

Pehlwan

3

St. Anne

2

Ashburton

1

Deerfoot

1

1

Isle of Wight

1

Mongyne

1

Prince Waldemarl

4

Sunprove, s.s.

1

Aviso

Duc de Malakof 2 Dashing Wave 1

Isles of the Sea 1

Marnix de St.

Papillon

1

Italy

1

1

Aldegonde

Peng Chao

Thermopyle

1

3

Blanche

British Cons-12

titutions

Bombay Borgus

Cissy City of Agra Courier Channel Queen 4 Crimea Countess Russell1

Cornuvia Constantin

C. J.

Ilione

Min

Hai, s.s.

Tamisa

1

Endeavor

1

1

Madura

Paralos

1

Titania

?

Ellen Lewis

2

J. P. Smith

1

3

Ellina

1

Jeannie Eastmanl

Mary Blair Mohican

2

Prospero

1

Union

N

3

Elderslic

1

Jurgen Brulin 1

Mimi

Rifleman

1

16142

WN

2

3

4

++

Elsses, str. Envangeline

Flying Fish

Foune

1

Fred. Warren

181

Josephine Amedee James Aikens 1 Jane

JohannaWillam i

Moss Glen

1

Rangoon, s.s.

3

1

Veronica

3

1

Golden Spar Game Cock

1

1

Garibaldi

Killerney Khandish

Leander

3

4 1

M. E. Ray Marquis of Argylel

New York Nellie Hastings 1 Naples Neva

Rockwood

1

Vesta

22

1

Reigate

2

Raisaid

1

Windhover

1

Radiant

4

Wave Queen

Ring Leader

1

War Cloud

Rapid

1

1

Rifle

1

William Ritson 1 Washie, str. Walsgriff

6

Osaka

Sir Harry Parkes3

3

Westbury

KI+I2O2

6

4

1

DATE.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

BAROMETER.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

WET BULB.

DRY BULB.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering,

RAIN.

79

WINDS.

Min. Max.

NOON.

6 A.M.

Noon.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 P.M.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

9 A.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

1872.

Feb. 3 28.35 28.43 28.40 28.35′ 28.34' 47.0 | 54.0

"

""

7

""

8

""

"2

29

39

""

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10 28.24 28.28 28.27 28.25 28.23 40.0 11 28.25 28.28 28.27 28.23 28.21 42.0 12 28.24 28.25 28 26 28.24 28.20 43.5 1328.20 28.30 28 30 28.27 28.28 37.0 1428.33 28.35 28.37 28.34 28.33 36.0 1528.41, 28.43 28.46 28.45 28.42 40.0

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28.15 28.17 28.18 28.13 28.14 59.0

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48.0 48.0 45.0 47.0 : 59.0 Sbe 39.040.0 41.0 38.0 58.0 40.5 43.0 44.5 40.5 | 57.0 43.5 43.0 41.5 40.0 56.0 NE 36.0 41.0 41.0 36.555.0 N 46.0 35.0 43.0 44.036.5 55.0 | E 46.0 38.5 45.0

6

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37

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44.0 39.0 54,0 E 41,541.0 | 50.5 E

2 E 4 E

6778QHHO BOLER

5

5

4

5 SSE

SSE

NE

4 NE

6 N

3 NE

2

4

2 N

PRESESSZZZZZ

1

COCO LO GO ON CD + CO 12 CO ON 00 00 Co

0.00

0.04

0.13

Fine, cloudy, very hazy.

Strong wind during past night; fog and

rain at intervals throughout.

0.06

Fine overcast throughout.

0.05

Fog, with drizzling rain.

0.04

Fog, with slight rain at intervals; 2 P.M.,

0.05

0.35

Peak fine, fog below.

Wet fog throughout.

Do.

0.04

Rain past night; fine overcast.

0.00

0.05

Fog; 8 A.M. fine overcast; 3 P.M. fog. Fog, with slight openings at intervals.

0.00

Fine hazy.

Do.

0.00

Do.

0.00

Do.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Ashley, John

3

Goldenberg,

Abalos, Eudo-}

1

Carolina Gauthr?, E.

1 regd.

Alvares, Fran-

   cisco Luiz Antongini, Carlo 1 Arthur, T. F. 1

Monsr.

1

Causse,

Garron e Ha-?

1

nes, Sr. Dn..

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 16th February, 1872.

Cowles, John

P. Jr. Chadwick,

Einma Miss

Monsr. F.

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers.

Leguro, Vicencia 1 Lincoln, A. Lobo, Antonio

1

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Syedmoollah, 1 regd. Simon, Groi-

neur

Pickard, Jo-

seph R. M. S

1

1

D'E?a Longfellow, C.A.1

Rowthorn, Wm. 1 Russel, Chs. W. 1

Santos, Pedro)

1

de los

Labin, M.

Robert, G.

1

Scheaffer,

Cregon, E.

Garcia, y Gar-

Arveza, Luis L. 1

Carter, W. H.

1

La Rogue,

1

Ramug,

?

1

1

cia, Sr. Dn. S

Cunha, Abino dal

Bernholm, N.

1

Crenan, A B.

2

1

Barrier, A.

Monsr.

Brown, Paul

Revd.

Brown, Mr.

Bols, Louis

Herrera, Ricardo 1

Chavis. F. M.

Hooper, C. C. 1

Hober, K.

1 regd.

Heselton, Edwd. 1

14

1

1

Brown, E.

1

Carmichael, D. 1 Cushen, Charles1

Besnard, Monsr. I

Barden, W. Capt. 1

Brady, Geo. H. 1

Boys, Angels

Bragan?a, A.

A. de

Bodasaib,

1

Markey, Philip 2 Mason, Mrs.

1

1

1

1 regd.

Davis, N.

1

(Seaman)

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Dunn, T. G.

Brussell M.

1

Domenico,

Browne, W.

1

Antonio e Di

Brophy, M.

Buxton, J. H. 1

tonio

Burns, A.

1

Baron, L. R. de

Josekes

1

Jullie, Miss

1

Newbery, W. T. 1

Crisiues, Sr.

} 1

D. Damian Conill, George 1 Campbell, A. E.J

Day, Capt. J. 2 Durand,

Monsr.Louis Denis, Monsr.

Thomas

Ruggiero An-

Durnen,

Horatio T. (Engineer)

Harbord, W. (Rope maker) Herton, E.

Howell Hutton, Robert 2

Henderson, David 1

Hranuelli,

Signor Pietro ( Holls, Henry

Hams, P. Hodgkins, W. R. 1

Iversen, G. 1

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

Monsr. De

Lobo, Pedro

Antonio Longo, Feli- pe Antonio

McArthur,

John

McPherson, John1 Marcus, Herbert1

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Martin, Madame 1

1

G. A. Maleo, Champon1 Mahomed,

Warrish

Man Wolung Millington, Henry1 Musgara, Bastinel Magriva, C.

Sra. Da.

R.D., (Your Affecte.

Sister) Rozario, das

Dores Fran-

cisca Ramers, D. Republique,

Razio, J. do

1

Ray Nath Ray 1 regd. Richardson,

Nathl. V.

Rylaneler, Geo. 1 Rotter, Th.

Sartustegui, Miguel Seenel, Chs.

Seaford, James 1

Souza, Cosme} 1

Antonio de Stewart, William1 Sauri, Alexandrol Selugmann, E. 1 Sullivan, M.

O. Capt. Schelfer, J. F. Susca, L. Mrs. 1

}

Juaquin Sr.

Rosina Miss) Spence, C. J.

1

Roper, Howard 1

1

}

2

} 1

1 regd.

1

Teunne, Geo. Thomson, Geo. M. Terry, H. K.

1

1

1

Tettemer,Spencer1 Tietsch, G.

}

2

2

Thompson, F. 1

}:

Ure, James

(Seaman)

Shafen, Roses Mis 1

Short, W.

1

Smith, Geo.

1

Vercele Amele 1

Cummings,

1

D'arcy, MattynA.1

Johnston, W.

i

Nichols, G. B.

2

Smith, E.

1

Vening, A. F. 1

Thomas

berto da

Chamberland,

W. Carvalho,

Jamau, Monsr. 1

Sequeira,

Cunha, Felis-

2

Edlind, Gustaf 1

1

Otter, Albert

1

Pedro R.

Erickson, E. 1

Keer, Wm. B. Revd. 1

'}

Jos? M.

Casimods, M.

1

Costa, Anto.

3

Gacier, J.

2

1 regd.

Curtis, Walter 2

Gracias, Seriacol

King, Chs.

1

Fonseca, Maria Francisca

Flood, Edwin 1

John F.

Kelly, John W. 2 Kutchee

Knell, T.

3

Knell, Matthew 2

O'Keeffe, John F. 1 1 Oliver, Mr.

Scott, Fredk.

W. Smith, Joseph 1

1

Wild, H. Wiggins, J.

1

1

Kent, Capt.

Phillimore, J. 1

1

Sustenance, Capt.1

2

Panigati, F.

1

Smith, R.

1

Pironet, F. Monsr.1

Selover, Isaac W. 1

Walmsley, Warish Meah

Wythies&Co.,}

1

1 regd.

1

Paris, J. J. Perkins, R.

1

Soutter, Joha

1

1

Souza, D. F. 1 regd.

Zoorack, Mr.

1

Avon

Letters. Papers.

            1 Admiral Protet 1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Cid

Caroline

3

Araby Maid

1

Chento

2

Goliah Gem Gertrude

1

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 16th February, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Seafield

Letters. Papers

Lets. Paps

Locknager

2

1 Oscar Mojer

1

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Onward

2

Scylla, s. s.

1

2

Linga

Onrust

2

Scotland, s. s.

2

Annie Scott

1

Cammila

1

Louisa

2

Ogir

1

Segis

1

Ambassador 1

Cenpurielle

Havilah

Ormoy

Strathmore

1

Anahauc

1

Helen Black

1

Martin

Anny Henderson 1

Delta

6

5

Helen

3

Mikado

Amoor

4

5

Dorothy

Hindustan

1

Minnie Graham 3

113

Singapore

1

Pride of the

2

Sampan

2

Thames

Schiehallion

Arabie

1

Diamant

Maria

1

Pehlwan

3

St. Anne

2

Ashburton

1

Deerfoot

1

1

Isle of Wight

1

Mongyne

1

Prince Waldemarl

4

Sunprove, s.s.

1

Aviso

Duc de Malakof 2 Dashing Wave 1

Isles of the Sea 1

Marnix de St.

Papillon

1

Italy

1

1

Aldegonde

Peng Chao

Thermopyle

1

3

Blanche

British Cons-12

titutions

Bombay Borgus

Cissy City of Agra Courier Channel Queen 4 Crimea Countess Russell1

Cornuvia Constantin

C. J.

Ilione

Min

Hai, s.s.

Tamisa

1

Endeavor

1

1

Madura

Paralos

1

Titania

?

Ellen Lewis

2

J. P. Smith

1

3

Ellina

1

Jeannie Eastmanl

Mary Blair Mohican

2

Prospero

1

Union

N

3

Elderslic

1

Jurgen Brulin 1

Mimi

Rifleman

1

16142

WN

2

3

4

++

Elsses, str. Envangeline

Flying Fish

Foune

1

Fred. Warren

181

Josephine Amedee James Aikens 1 Jane

JohannaWillam i

Moss Glen

1

Rangoon, s.s.

3

1

Veronica

3

1

Golden Spar Game Cock

1

1

Garibaldi

Killerney Khandish

Leander

3

4 1

M. E. Ray Marquis of Argylel

New York Nellie Hastings 1 Naples Neva

Rockwood

1

Vesta

22

1

Reigate

2

Raisaid

1

Windhover

1

Radiant

4

Wave Queen

Ring Leader

1

War Cloud

Rapid

1

1

Rifle

1

William Ritson 1 Washie, str. Walsgriff

6

Osaka

Sir Harry Parkes3

3

Westbury

KI+I2O2

6

4

1

80

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 17TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

NOTIFICATION.

 A Copy of the Jury List for 1872, is posted at the Supreme Court House for inspection.

 Notice of any Inaccuracies, Omissions, Objec- tions, &c., must be given in writing, to the Registrar on or before Monday, the Nineteenth day of February instant, in accordance with the provision of Section 8 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1864.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

Court House, 3rd February, 1872.

"THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

ORDINANCE, 1867.”

is hereby notified that part of the House

I is mentioned, that is to say, the

Upper Floor of House No. 9, Stanley Street, was on the Thirteenth day of February, 1872, pur- suant to Section XXIII of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

CECIL C. SMITH, Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office,

MR

Hongkong, 13th February, 1872.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR retired from

our Firm, 31st December, 1871.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co.

Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

NOTICE.

M

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM ABBOTT TURNBULL is au- thorized to sign our Firm from this date.

BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON & Co. Shanghai 1st May, 1871.

NOTICE.

Estate of RUSTOMJEE PESTONJEE MOTIWALLA, Esq., deceased. ETTERS of Administration to the Estate and Effects of the late Rustomjee Pestonjee Motiwalla, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned,

All persons having claims against the deceased, are requested to send in particulars thereof on or before the First day of March, 1872.

All per- sons indebted to, or holding funds or property of the deceased, are requested to communicate as soon as possible with

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JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. Shanghai, 1st May, 1871.

Estate of GIFFARD DOWNING MOODY, Esq., TH

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ETTERS of Administration to the Estate and Effects of the late Giffard Downing Moody, deceased, having been granted to the under- signed,-

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TH

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Mr. ALFRED HUTCHISON was admitted a Partner therein on the 1st January.

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F. PEIL. Hongkong, 15th December, 1870.

NOTICE.

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Hongkong, 3rd February, 1872.

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NOTICE.

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NOTICE.

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NOTICE.

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TH

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NOTICE.

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MR

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THE

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M

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Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 8.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 24TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

VOL. XVIII.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 36.

The following Return received from the General Manager of the "Hongkong Distillery Company, Limited," is published for general information.

Gallons.

Spirits manufactured during the Quarter ending 31st December, 1871,.....14,290

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 37.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following List of Masters and' Mates who have passed their Examinations before the Board of Examiners provided by Ordinance No. 17 of 1860, during the year ending 31st December, 1871, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th February, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

DATE.

No. of CERTI-

FICATE.

NAMES.

LIST of MASTERS and MATES who have passed their Examinations, during the Year ending 31st December, 1871.

RANKS.

DATE.

No. OF CERTI-

FICATE.

NAMES.

RANKS.

January 11

367

John Drummond,

Master.

June

13

368

Bernhard Fred. Rehm,

12

13

369

Friedrich Oelrichs,

15

20 370

""

John Elgood Punchard,

July

20

371

John Davey,

13

22543

393

Michael Long,

Master.

394

Alexander Shewn Grate,

395

Edward Recka,

Second Mate. Master.

396

Hector Crowlie,

Second Mate.

397

""

Carl Wilhelm Nicolay Bentzen,

26

372

February 9

373

William Alexander Brown,

Christian Petersen,..

18

398

27

Robert John McConnell,.

25

399

John Martin Stitt,

11

374

Thomas Goulding,

Second Mate.

27

400

17

John Murray,

17

375

John Cook Brett,

First Mate.

""

August 14

401

Thomas Gundry,.

28

376

"

Octavius Blockey,

16

402

Daniel Brown,

29

"

March

7

377

Henry Archibald McInnes,

15

September 6

403

George Burt Mott,

378

Samuel Denton,

""

Only Mate.

9

404

""

Charles Stratford,

9

379

Charles Brown McCance,

First Mate.

12

405

George de Smidt,

18

380

"

Caspar Bernhard Hansen,

23

406

"}

12

George Thomas Westoby,

April

5

381

Robert Barrington,

23

407

97

"J

Bernard Bourne Alston,

11

382

George B. Lefarour,

Master.

29

408

John Calder,

19

383

George Sukee Chun,

20

384

Ira F. Crowell,

Second Mate. Master.

October

10

409

26

410

29

"}

22

385

,,

Arthur Hamilton Clark,

28

411

27

386

19

Eric Erickson,

Only Mate.

November

8

412

Henry Naylor Walton,

May

387

Charles Eklund,

4

388

Frederick Goode,...

17

389

Edward Vincent Brenan,

Second Mate. Master.

19

12

16 413 28 414 December 2

Charles Jackson,.....

415

""

John James Inokay,

25 390

"7

George Cobham Anderson,

20

416

"

77

John Harmon Dare,

25

391

"}

William Hughes Clayson,

20

417

17

Harry Bentley,

27

392

Robert Boutflour,

First Mate.

30

418

Robert Cass,

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1872.

Thomas Philip Fleming,

Isaac W. Selover,....

Mostyn Cory Hay Hawkes,

Frederick Taylor,

Master.

First Mate.

Master.

First Mate. Second Mate.

Master.

"

First Mate. Master.

First Mate. Master.

17

First Mate. Master.

First Mate.

Master.

First Mate.

R. H. CAIRNS,

Acting Harbor Master, &c.

+

+

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POST OFFICE NOTICE.

  It is hereby notified that henceforward the Postage, which must be paid in advance, on each Newspaper, not exceeding four ounces in weight, posted at this Office or at any of the British Postal Agencies in China or Japan, addressed to the United Kingdom to be forwarded by British Packet vi? Brindisi, will be six Cents instead of eight Cents as hitherto; and that the Postage on each Newspaper addressed to the United States of America and to other Places sent in transit through the United Kingdom by this route will be reduced by two Cents.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1872.

No. 144.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

F. W. MITCHELL, Postmaster General.

The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th October, 1871.

NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Consignees and Masters of Ships are hereby informed that, after the 15th instant, the Boundary, North of which Vessels shall not anchor, is as follows:-

Kellet's Island bearing E. by S. 1 S.

All Ships to be properly moored with 35 fathoms Chain (East and West.

The passage between the North Boundary of Men-of-War Anchorage and the Kowloon Peninsula is to be kept clear.

Steamers and Vessels not having definite employment will remain on the North side, not mooring within 500 yards of the "Gunpowder Dep?t."

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 9th October, 1871.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 23RD FEBRUARY, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo- meter. meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

February 17

30.35

46

30.41

55

49

57.

30.37

50

18

30.35

49

30.35

57

47

57

30.31

51

""

19

30.29

52

30.28

65

47

65

30.22

56

""

20

30.21

57

30.22

66

56

66

30.15

61

""

21

30.19

58

30.21

65

57

70

30.13

61

""

22

30.17

55

30.19

66

55

66

30.11

60

""

23

30.19

55

30.21

64

54

67

30.14

61

""

DATE.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO- METER.

WINDS.

RAIN.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self Registering Min. Max

NOON.

F.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

Dirn.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

NOON.

6 P.M.

9 A.M.

Dirn. F. Dirk.

F.

1872.

Feb. 17 28.48 28.53 28.52 28.48 28.47 43.0 48.0 48.0 | 41.046.0 46.0 42.0 50.0 | NE

""

18 28.35 28.50 28.48 28.44 28.40 44.0 | 49.5 47.0 42.0 45.5 45.0 | 43.5 | 52.0 | ENE

3 E

4 E

2 E

4

0.00

Fine hazy.

5 E

6

0.00

Do.

19 28.40 28.43 28.41 28.38, 28.36) 45.0 | 50.5 52.0 | 42.5 47.0 48.0 | 44.5 | 50,5 |E

4 E

5 E

4

0.00

Fine cloudy.

"

"

20 28.34 28.38 28 37 28.31 28.30 49.0 53.5 | 54.0 48.0 | 51.0 52.0 48.5 53.5 E

7 E

6 NbE

3

0.00

Fine overcast, hazy.

!

"

2128.35 28.37 28.39 28.36 28.33] 52.0 | 58.0 | 55,5 | 50.555.0 | 54.0 | 51.0 | 59.0 NE

22 28.33 28.36 28.37 28.36 28.29 52.0 57.0 | 56.0 50.0 55.0 55.052.0 60.0 E

2 NE

4 E

2 N

0.00

Do.,

do.

!

3 E

0.00

Fog; 7 A.M., fine overcast.

23 28.35 28.40 28.38 28.34 28.30 52.057.0|56.0 50.0 53.0 53.0 50.5 | 60.0 | E

6 E

5 E

0.00

Fog; 7.15 A.M., fine hazy.

19

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POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 24th February, 1872.

cisco Luiz

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers.

Ashley, John

Letters Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Curtis, Walter 2

Gracias, Seriacol

Abalos, Eudo-

1

Cowles, John {

Goldenberg,

cia L. Alvares, Fran-

P. Jr.

1

Chadwick,

1

Carolina Gauthr?, E.

1 regd.

Lincoln, 'A. 1 Lobo, Antonio?

1

1

Emma Miss

Monsr.

D'E?a Longfellow, C.A.1 Labin, M.

Pickard, Jo- seph R. M. Padino, Carpio 1

1

1

Antongini, Carlo 1 Arthur, T. F. 1 Arveza, Luis L. 1

Causse,

Garron e Ha-?

Monsr. F.

nes, Sr. Dn.f

1

La Rogue,

Rowthorn, Wm. 1

1

Monsr. De

Russel, Chs. W. 1

Cregon, E.

Lobo, Pedro

Robert, G.

1

Averbuch, S.

1

Carter, W. H.

1

Herrera, Ricardo!1

Antonio

Ramug,

Cunha, Abino dal

Hooper, C. C. 1

Longo, Feli-

Bernholm, N.

1

Chavis, F. M. 1

Hober, K.

1

pe Antonio

Barrier, A.

2

Crisiues, Sr.

1

Heselton, Edwd. 1

1

Lobo, Louis

Monsr.

Revd.

1 regd.

D. Damian Conill, George 1 Campbell, A. EJ

Harbord, W.

(Rope maker)

Herton, E.

Brown, Mr. Bols, Louis

1

1

Carmichael, D. 1

1

Cushen, Charlesi

1

Brown, Paul

Brown, E.

Besnard, Monsr. 1 Barden, W. Capt. 1 Brady, Geo. H. 1 Boys, Angels 1 Bragan?a, A.

A. de

Bodasaib,

1

Day, Capt. J. 2 Durand,

Mons.Louis

Denis, Monsr.

Thomas

Howell

Hutton, Robert 2

Henderson, David 1 Hranuelli,

Signor Pietro

Manoel Lyon, James

2

McArthur,

John

} 1

McPherson, Johnl

Marcus, Herbert1

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Martin, Madame 1

Mason, Mrs.

Markey, Philip 2

1

G. A. Maleo, Champonl Mahomed,

Warrish Man Wolung

}

1 regd.

1

Millington, Henry 1 Musgara, Bastinel Magriva, C.

Sra. Da.}

Juaquin Sr. Roper, Howard 1 R.D., (Your

Affecte. Sister) Rozario, das

Dores Fran- cisca Ramers, D. Republique, Monsieur

Razio, J. do Ray Nath Ray Rotter, Th. Roger, J. M

(Engineer)

Sartustegui, Miguel Seenel, Chs.

Simon, Groi-

neur

Santos, Pedro

de los Scheaffer,

}

Lets. Paps.

1

1

Rosina Miss 2

Spence, C. J. Stewart, William1 Sauri, Alexandrol Selugmann, E. 1 Sullivan, M.

O. Capt.

Schelfer, J. F.

1

2

Susca, L. Mrs. 1

Schombury, A. 1

Teunne, Geo.

1

Thomson, Geo. M.

1

1

Terry, H. K.

2

regd.

Thompson, F.

1

1

Tettemer,Spencer1

}

2

}

Seaford, James 1 Shafen, Roses Mis 1 Short, W.

Tietsch, G.

Thevenin,Monsr.1

Ure, James

(Seaman)

Vercele Amele 1

Vening, A. F.

4

1

Holls, Henry

(Seaman)

Hains, P.

Davis, N.

1

Hodgkins, W. R. 1

1 regd.

Dunn, T. G.

1

Boyle, Mrs.

1

Domenico,

Iversen, G.

1

Brussell M.

1

Antonio e Di

Browne, W.

3

1

Ruggiero An-

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

Brophy, M.

1

tonio

Josekes

1

Buxton, J. H. 1

Durnen,

Jullie, Miss

1

Burns, A.

1

Horatio T.

Johnston, W. 1

Baron, L. R. de

(Engineer)

Jamau, Monsr. 1

Barboro, Madalinel

D'arcy, MattynA.1

Jones, Fred.

1

Baptista, Anto. 1

Doudney, A.

1

Newbery, W. T. 1

Smith, E.

Drew, J.

Keer, Wm. B. Revd. 1

Nichols, G. B.

2

Sequeira,

Cummings,

Dethey, W. Heer 1

Knell, T.

3

Nelson, Peter

1

1

Pedro R.

Thomas

Knell, Matthew 2

Scott, Fredk.

Cunha, Felis-

2

Edlind, Gustaf 1

Kent, Capt.

Otter, Albert

1

W.

berto da

Erickson, E. 1

John F.

O'Keeffe, John F. 1

Smith, Joseph 1

Chamberland,

1

Kelly, John W. 2

Oliver, Mr.

1

W.

Fonseca, Maria

Sustenance,Capt.1 2

Wild, H. Wiggins, J. Walmsley, Warish Meah Wythies&Co.,

W. Messrs.

1

1

1

1 regd.

1

Kutchee

1 regd.

Sinith, R.

1

Carvalho,

Francisca

King, Chs.

Phillimore, J. 1

Selover, Isaac W. 1

Wahond, R. B. Wuthrich, B.

1

Jos? M.

Flood, Edwin

1

Kirkwood, James

2

Panigati, F.

1

Soutter, John 1

Casimods, M. Costa, Anto.

1

3

Gacier, J.

2

Leguro, Vicencia 1

Pironet, F. Monsr.1 Paris, J. J.

1

Souza, D. F. 1 regd. Syedmoollah,

1 regd.

Zoorack, Mr.

1

Smith, Geo.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 24th February, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Avon

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Lets. Paps

C. J.

1

Admiral Protet 1

Cid

1

Golden Spar Game Cock

Johanna Willam 1

1

Araby Maid 1

Caroline

3

Ambassador 1

Chento

2

Garibaldi Goliah

Killerney

2

Nellie Hastings 1 Naples Neva

1

Sir Harry Parkes3 Seafield

3

1

1

Scotland, s. s.

2

1

Khandish

1

Segis

1

Anahauc

1

Cammila

1

Gem

1

Osaka

Strathmore 1

Anny Henderson 1

Cenparielle

1

Gertrude

1 2

Leander

Onward

2

Amoor

4

5

Locknager

Onrust

?

Sampan Schiehallion

2

2

Arabie

1

Ashburton

Aviso

Delta Dorothy

Diamant Deerfoot

6181

Havilah

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Ormoy

Helen Black 1

Linga

St. Anne Sunprove, s.s.

2

1

2

Hindustan

1

1

Hampton Court 2

Pehlwan

3

1

Martin

Prince Waldemar1

Titania

2

Blanche

British Cons-

titutions

Bombay

Duc de Malakof 2

Mikado

12

Dashing Wave 1

Isle of Wight 1

Minnie Graham 3

Papillon

1

Isles of the Sea 1

Maria

Peng Chao

Union

N

Co

3

Endeavor

1

1

Italy

1

1

Mongyne

1

Hai, s.s.

Paralos

Boyne

Ellen Lewis

1

Ilione

3

Marnix de St.7

2

Cissy

1

City of Agra

6

Channel Queen

4

2 3 →

Ellina

Elderslic

1

Aldegonde

Prospero

3 21

Veronica

Vesta

22

1

J. P. Smith

Min

Windhover

1

Elsses, str. Envangeline

1

Crimea

Jeannie Eastmanl

Jurgen Bruhn 1

Josephine

Mary Blair

2

Rangoon, s.s. 3

1

Wave Queen

Mohican

1

Rockwood

1

War Cloud

Mimi

1

Reigate

2

William Ritson 1

1

Countess Russell1

Cornuvia

3

Constantin

Flying Fish Fred. Warren Foune

1

Amedee James Aikens 2 Jane

Moss Glen

1

Raisaid

1

Washie, str.

2

M. E. Ray

1

Radiant

3

Walsgriff

6

Marquis ofArgylel

1

Rapid

1

Westbury

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

Ships of War, 24th February, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adventure

Elk

2

Iron Duke

Melville

5 34

1

Princess

Charlotte Rinaldo

3

5

3

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NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR retired from

MR.

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NOTICE.

Estate of GIFFARD DOWNING MOODY, Esq.,

L

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THE

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Government Gazette.

No. 9.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

VOL. XVIII.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 13 OF 1871.

THURSDAY, 16TH NOVEMBER, 1871. PRESENT:

His Excellency Major-General WHITFEILD, 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 (CECIL CLEMENTI SMITH).

The Honorable PHINEAS RYRIE.

The Honorable WILLIAM KESWICK.

ABSENT:

The Honorable RICHARD ROWETT, absent on leave.

The Council meets this day at 2.30 P.M., by Special Summons.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 1st of November, are read and confirmed.

The Honorable The Colonial Secretary, Chairman of the Special Committee appointed to examine and report upon the Clauses of the "Hongkong Pier and Godown Company' Bill, brings up their Report, suggesting Amendments therein; and the same is read and received.

The Report is as follows:-

"Report of the Special Committee on the proposed Ordinance to authorize the "Hongkong Pier and Godown Company, Limited," to construct a Pier in the Harbor of Victoria, and to confer upon the said Company certain other Powers and Privileges.

"In considering this Bill and the plans for the Pier which the Company propose to erect at Wanchai, we have been assisted by the opinions of Merchants, professional men, and others, some of whom are interested and others entirely uninterested in the proposed scheme. We have, also, heard the views of the Directors of the Company through their Counsel Mr. HAYLLAR.

"The erection of such a Pier as that projected would, in our opinion, be of undoubted and great advantage to the Colony, and would meet a want much required. The scheme, therefore, appears to deserve at the hands of the Executive and of the Legislative Council that support which the Bill is likely to give. But in recommending that the Bill, as amended, be passed, we trust that the Government, under the powers therein conferred, will not sanction the erection of the Pier unless the Company are prepared to alter the plans now before the Council, so as to give facilities to Foreign and Chinese boats for passing to and fro through the Pier at short distances from the Praya wall. For this purpose we consider that there should be two openings of 40 feet each in breadth within 300 feet from the Praya, and further that the outermost opening should be furnished with a draw-bridge or swing-bridge to be opened during boisterous weather at the instance of the Harbor Master, and at such other times as the Governor in Council may by order direct. Or in lieu of this draw-bridge, we think that a permanent fixed opening should be so constructed as to allow of a height of 10 feet from high water mark.

"It has not been overlooked that such a requirement as the last would, in the one case, somewhat impede the traffic of the Pier, as we think that the bridge should be open if necessary at high water, and in the other, might perhaps necessitate the giving up the proposal

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

to lay down Tramways on the Pier. Still the Lessees of Marine Lots in the neighborhood of the property of the Company, are entitled to have their claims for easy access to their property considered, and it would, in our opinion, be wholly unjust and inexpedient to sanction an undue obstruction to the free passage along the Eastern portion of the Harbor hitherto enjoyed by a large floating population.

"With these observations, we have the honor to submit an amended Bill for the consi- deration of the Council."

J. GARDINER AUSTIN. HENRY JOHN BALL. CECIL C. SMITH.

(Signed,)

""

""

P. RYRIE.

""

R. ROWETT.

""

"Council Chamber, 11th November, 1871."

"I do not in all respects approve of the views expressed in the Committee's Report. "A Pier, designed to afford all the facilities that have been stated will be derived from the construction in question, would, doubtless, be of great utility and importance to the Colony, but it appears to me only necessary to remark that the property of the Company is of 210 feet frontage and 267 feet depth, to establish a serious doubt of the capacity of such an area, to accommodate the traffic of Hongkong to such an extent as to render of no consequence, the inconvenience, delay, and danger which the Pier, on the plans given in by the Company, would cause to the conveyance of goods in the harbour. I believe I am correct in viewing the capacity of such a piece of land, when covered with Godowns, as wholly inadequate to afford those facilities which are expected of the Pier, and for which it is desired that the Colony should surrender its right to a highway for Boats along the Wanchai shore; and I am of opinion that the utmost care should be taken in granting concessions to the Company that nothing shall be erected that would impede general traffic far more seriously than would be compensated for by the facilities which it is hoped the Wharf would afford.

"If the Pier were made in its whole length on a level with the Praya and with no elevation to the openings, the evidence obtained by the Committee showed that the passages would, to all intents and purposes, be little better than useless. The alternative remedies proposed by the Committee I do not think sufficient, or in their character altogether desirable, and for these reasons:

“1st.—That I am of opinion that the traffic, present and prospective, requires that there should be two openings each of 40 feet in width and of 10 feet in height above high water level, and that these openings should not be subject to being closed.

"2nd. That a Pier with a draw-bridge would, if the passages were to be of use to the public, be rendered liable to be frequently opened, thus subjecting the work of the Wharf to interruptions and delays that would prove very seriously detrimental to the despatch, upon which, as an undertaking of a public character, so much of its success depends.

"3rd. That though important that Boats with immovable masts should have passage, I do not think any serious hardship or injustice would be done by excluding them, and I consider they should be looked upon as subordinate, in the public interest, to the Pier which could not give them passage without serious injury to its usefulness. "I advocate, therefore, that the Pier should be raised sufficiently at the openings to afford a passage of 10 feet in height at high water, and that the Company should have the right con- ceded to a permanent and fixed way over the openings.

"I understand no serious difficulties would be encountered in making such an elevation, but even if there were, I think the Directors of the Company and its Engineer would overcome them."

(Signed,) W. KESWICK.

The Council then goes into Committee upon the Clauses of the Bill as amended :-

Sections 1 to 12 agreed to.

Section 13 amended, and agreed to.

Section 14 agreed to.

Section 15, Blanks filled up and agreed to.

Sections 16 to 18 agreed to.

Preamble agreed to.

The Bill having gone through Committee, is adopted by the Council, and passed,--bearing the Title of "An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legistative Council thereof, to authorize the "Hongkong Pier and Godown Company, Limited," to construct a Pier in the Harbor of Victoria, and to confer upon the said Company certain other Powers and Privileges,"-being "No. 11 of 1871."

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The Bill to amend the Summary Jurisdiction Ordinance, No. 7 of 1862, is read a second time, and

committed.

Section 1 agreed to.

On Sub-Section (1) being read, it is moved by the Honorable the Acting Treasurer, and seconded by the Honorable WILLIAM KESWICK, that "Eighteen Years" be substituted for "Twenty-one Years."

Debate ensues.

Council divides.

Ayes.

Mr. KESWICK.

THE ACTING TREASURER.

Noes.

Mr. RYRIE.

THE ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL. THE COLONIAL SECRETARY. THE CHIEF JUSTICE.

Question put and negatived, and Sub-Section (1) ordered to stand.

Sub-Section (2) amended, and agreed to.

Sub-Section (3) discussed.

At this stage of the Proceedings, it is agreed that discussion of the Bill in Committee be adjourned,

till the next Meeting of the Council.

His Excellency then adjourns the Council at a quarter to 4 o'clock.

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

Read, and confirmed, this 26th Day of February, 1872.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1872, 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, 1872.

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

Hongkong

to Wit. S

NAME.

JURY LIST FOR 1872.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

A

Abraham, Ezekiel

Assistant, Sassoon & Co.

Addyman, Robert Fawcett Assistant, Dock Co.

Agabeg, Avietick Lazar Broker, 12 Hollywood Road

Agabeg, Gentlhoom Lazar Broker, Lyndhurst Terrace Agnew, Thomas

Ahlman, Jeus Anton

Aitken, Alexander Gued-

des

Alabor, Johannes Alford, Edward Fleet Algar, Thomas

Angus, James Keith Anderson, James Andrews, Ebenezer Anthony, Elisha Dunbar Anthony, Thomas Thorn-

ton

Anton, James Ross Arthur, Edward

Arthur, William Monarch

Burnside

Autey, William Dove Aynge, John Henry

B

Babey, Henri Auguste Baffey, George Washing-

ton

Bains, James Hickling Baird, Charles William

Assistant, Driscoll & Co.

Chief Officer, Fort William

Engineer, P. & O. Co. Assistant, Schellhass & Co.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Blackhead & Co. Assistant, Butterfield & Swire Assistant, Dock Co. Engineer, P. & O. Co. Assistant, Russell & Co.

Storekeeper, 57 Praya Central Broker, Caine Road Manager, Mercantile Bank

Schoolmaster, Diocesan Home Assistant, Gas Works Assistant, Distillery

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes

Assistant, P. M. S. S. N. Co. Assistant, Sayle & Co. Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co.

B (Continued.)

Baker, Edward B?ker, Joseph Henry Barnard, Leopold Lazarus Barnes, Charles Wardell Barnes, Leonard Barradas, Francisco Xavier Barrelet, James Henri Barretto, Jo?o Antonio Bastos, Antonio Battles, William Ward Baynes, John Beart, Edward

Beattie, Robert

Behre, Ernst Johannes Belilios, Aaron Raphael Belilios, Emmanuel Ra-

phael Bennett, John

Special Juror. Bernhard, Robert

Beyer, Fritz Bezian, Adolphe Blackhead, Frederick Jo-

hann Berthold

Blackwell, Richard

Blakeman, Alexander Noel Bleecker, Alexander Boll, Robert

Broker, Hongkong Hotel Assistant, Sayle & Co. Agent, Sugar Refinery Assistant, Olyphant & Co. Coach-builder, Duddell Street Assistant, Union Insurance Co. Watchmaker, Queen's Road Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Formerly at J. M. Armstrong's

Merchant, Rice Mills

Innkeeper, Oriental Hotel

Secretary, Hongkong Club

Resident, Floyd & Co.

Merchant, Bourjau H?bener & Co. Special Juror. Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace

Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace

Special Juror.

Foreman, Gas Works

Assistant, Gilman & Co.

Assistant, Pustau & Co. Assistant, Hotel d'Europe

Storekeeper, Queen's Road Assistant, Russell & Co.

Secretary, Indo-Chinese Sugar Co. Assistant, Barnes & Co.

Assistant, Sayle & Co. Borg, Michael Angelo Tinner, 97 W?n-tsai Road Bottomley, Charles David Broker, d'Aguilar Street Boustead, Robert Norman Assistant, Sayle & Co. Boyd, Matthew Wightman Manager, Chartered Bank Braddon, Henry Edward Broker, Hongkong Hotel

Special Juror.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

89

The Bill to amend the Summary Jurisdiction Ordinance, No. 7 of 1862, is read a second time, and

committed.

Section 1 agreed to.

On Sub-Section (1) being read, it is moved by the Honorable the Acting Treasurer, and seconded by the Honorable WILLIAM KESWICK, that "Eighteen Years" be substituted for "Twenty-one Years."

Debate ensues.

Council divides.

Ayes.

Mr. KESWICK.

THE ACTING TREASURER.

Noes.

Mr. RYRIE.

THE ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL. THE COLONIAL SECRETARY. THE CHIEF JUSTICE.

Question put and negatived, and Sub-Section (1) ordered to stand.

Sub-Section (2) amended, and agreed to.

Sub-Section (3) discussed.

At this stage of the Proceedings, it is agreed that discussion of the Bill in Committee be adjourned,

till the next Meeting of the Council.

His Excellency then adjourns the Council at a quarter to 4 o'clock.

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

Read, and confirmed, this 26th Day of February, 1872.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1872, 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, 1872.

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

Hongkong

to Wit. S

NAME.

JURY LIST FOR 1872.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

A

Abraham, Ezekiel

Assistant, Sassoon & Co.

Addyman, Robert Fawcett Assistant, Dock Co.

Agabeg, Avietick Lazar Broker, 12 Hollywood Road

Agabeg, Gentlhoom Lazar Broker, Lyndhurst Terrace Agnew, Thomas

Ahlman, Jeus Anton

Aitken, Alexander Gued-

des

Alabor, Johannes Alford, Edward Fleet Algar, Thomas

Angus, James Keith Anderson, James Andrews, Ebenezer Anthony, Elisha Dunbar Anthony, Thomas Thorn-

ton

Anton, James Ross Arthur, Edward

Arthur, William Monarch

Burnside

Autey, William Dove Aynge, John Henry

B

Babey, Henri Auguste Baffey, George Washing-

ton

Bains, James Hickling Baird, Charles William

Assistant, Driscoll & Co.

Chief Officer, Fort William

Engineer, P. & O. Co. Assistant, Schellhass & Co.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Blackhead & Co. Assistant, Butterfield & Swire Assistant, Dock Co. Engineer, P. & O. Co. Assistant, Russell & Co.

Storekeeper, 57 Praya Central Broker, Caine Road Manager, Mercantile Bank

Schoolmaster, Diocesan Home Assistant, Gas Works Assistant, Distillery

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes

Assistant, P. M. S. S. N. Co. Assistant, Sayle & Co. Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co.

B (Continued.)

Baker, Edward B?ker, Joseph Henry Barnard, Leopold Lazarus Barnes, Charles Wardell Barnes, Leonard Barradas, Francisco Xavier Barrelet, James Henri Barretto, Jo?o Antonio Bastos, Antonio Battles, William Ward Baynes, John Beart, Edward

Beattie, Robert

Behre, Ernst Johannes Belilios, Aaron Raphael Belilios, Emmanuel Ra-

phael Bennett, John

Special Juror. Bernhard, Robert

Beyer, Fritz Bezian, Adolphe Blackhead, Frederick Jo-

hann Berthold

Blackwell, Richard

Blakeman, Alexander Noel Bleecker, Alexander Boll, Robert

Broker, Hongkong Hotel Assistant, Sayle & Co. Agent, Sugar Refinery Assistant, Olyphant & Co. Coach-builder, Duddell Street Assistant, Union Insurance Co. Watchmaker, Queen's Road Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Formerly at J. M. Armstrong's

Merchant, Rice Mills

Innkeeper, Oriental Hotel

Secretary, Hongkong Club

Resident, Floyd & Co.

Merchant, Bourjau H?bener & Co. Special Juror. Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace

Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace

Special Juror.

Foreman, Gas Works

Assistant, Gilman & Co.

Assistant, Pustau & Co. Assistant, Hotel d'Europe

Storekeeper, Queen's Road Assistant, Russell & Co.

Secretary, Indo-Chinese Sugar Co. Assistant, Barnes & Co.

Assistant, Sayle & Co. Borg, Michael Angelo Tinner, 97 W?n-tsai Road Bottomley, Charles David Broker, d'Aguilar Street Boustead, Robert Norman Assistant, Sayle & Co. Boyd, Matthew Wightman Manager, Chartered Bank Braddon, Henry Edward Broker, Hongkong Hotel

Special Juror.

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NAME.

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SPECIAL

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

JUROR.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

B (Continued.)

Brandt, Charles Adolphus Shipwright, 25 Praya West

Brilt, John

Britto, Alexandre de

Brook, Walter

Brown, Andrew

Brown, Charles

Brown, David

Brunel, Justin

Budde, Claus

Burchard, Edgar

Buse, Diedrich

Gunner, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Assistant, C. S. Telegraph Co.

Assistant, Stag Hotel

Innkeeper, Army and Navy Assistant, Sailors' Home

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes Merchant, Dreyer & Co.

Assistant, Kirchner B?ger & Co.

Burrows, Ogden Hoffman Merchant, S. John's Place

Assistant, Melchers & Co.

Bush, Lafayette Langsdale Godownkeeper, East Point Buxey, Jehangheer Fram-

jee

c

Caldbeck, Eaton John Calver, Kewin Ashworth Cama, Framjee Bomanjee Campbell, James Carr, Henry John Carvalho, Marcos Antonio

de

Caspers, Jean

Chaffaud, August Joseph Chambers, Albert Fry Chapman, Joseph John Chart, Alfred Chastel, Eduard

Chater, Catchick Paul Chater, Theophilus Chavez, Conrade Miguel Cohen, Aaron Solomon Cohen, Charles Coleman Cohen, Henry Ash

D (Continued.)

Dubost, Gabriel

Merchant, Queen's Road

Engineer, Novelty Iron Works

Duff, Archibald Dumphy, William Duncan, Robert Dunn, Thomas Duncan

E

Easton, Samuel

Ede, Nathaniel Joseph

Special Juror. Edwards, William Cochran

Merchant, Framjee & Co.

Special Juror.

Assistant, China Fire Insurance Co. Assistant, C. S. Telegraph Co. Merchant, Peel Street Manager, National Bank Innkeeper, British Inn

Assistant, Turner & Co. Assistant, Page & Co. Engineer, 28 Wellington Street Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Heard & Co. Foreman, Victoria Foundry Assistant, Dubost & Co. |Broker, Seymour Terrace

Assistant, Mercantile Bank

Printer, Mercantile Printing Office Broker, Belilios & Co.

Merchant, Cohen & Co.

Merchant, Cohen & Co.

Cohen, Simon Obadiah

Assistant, Belilios & Co.

Conil, Andr?

Cope, Herbert

Corner, Arthur William Costa, Jos? Philippe da Costa, Polycarpo Antonio

da

Coughtrie, James Billing-

ton

Courvoisier, Clement

James

Cowley, William Haselden

Cox, James Henry

Coxon, Atwell

Manager, Messageries Maritimes Sub-Manager, HK. & S. Bank Assistant, Birley & Co. Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Heard & Co.

Secretary, China Fire Insurance Co.

Assistant, Comptoir d'Escompte Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Ehlers, Paul Eimbcke, Adolph Ellis, Francis Edwin Elwell, Francis Flagg Emmanuel, Joseph Moses Emory, George Bache Emmet, Walter

Erdman, Hermann Cesar Estarico, Eduard Ezekiel, Solomon

Special Juror. Ezra, Nissim Sala

Special Juror.

F

Fairbairn, John

Falconer, George Bartley Farrell, Edwin

Figueiredo, Henrique Cae-

tano Victor de

Finlayson, Robert Fisher, Edward Floyd, William Prior Fogarty, George Taylor Forbes, John Murray, Jr. Forbes, William H. Foss, Henry Foster, Frederick Thomas

Pearce Francis, Francis Francke, Henry

Freerks, Carl Rudolph Freire, Francisco Friederich, Otto Frickel, Leopold

Assistant, F. & O. Co.

Dock Superintendent, Dock Co. Cook, Club Lusitano

Founder, East Point

Secretary, Union Insurance Co.

Special Juror.

Assistant, John Jack's

Merchant, Queen's Road

Special Juror.

Merchant, Carlowitz & Co. Assistant, Tudor Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Spratt & Co. Assistant, P. M. S. S. N. Co. Assistant, P. M. S. S. N. Co. Assistant, Landstein & Co. Innkeeper, Hotel d'Europe Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Assistant, Sassoon & Co.

Storekeeper, Lane Crawford & Co. Watchmaker, Queen's Road Assistant, MacEwen & Co.

Commission Agent, Hongkong Hotel Assistant, P. & O. Co. Innkeeper, London Inn

Photographer, Wyndham Street Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Merchant, Russell & Co. Merchant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Borneo Co.

Innkeeper, Praya Hotel

Shipchandler, Lammert Atkinson &

Assistant, Birley & Co.

Assistant, Sander & Co.

Shipchandler, Praya Central

Assistant, Hogg & Co.

Storekeeper, Queen's Road

[Co.

Frischling, Ferdinand

Assistant, Driscoll & Co.

Fritsch, Carl F?ngfeld, Ernst

Assistant, Comptoir d'Escompte Assistant, Gr?n & Co.

Special Juror.

C

Storekeeper, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.

Assistant, Novelty Iron Works

Assistant, Novelty Iron Works

Broker, Club Chambers

Assistant, Turner & Co.

Broker, Robinson Road

Craig, Charles Somerville Assistant, Ch. Mercantile Bank

Crawford, David Robert

Fenton

Crawford, Henry Crawford, Hugh Croker, John William

Cromartie, Matthew

Henry

Cruce, Richard

Crutch, Sydney John Czarnewsky, Carl Chris-

tian

D

Danenberg, Carlos Diocle-

ciano

Darby, William Homfray

Fuller

Daur?, L?o

David, Saleh

David, Shalom Hyem Davids, Thaddeus, Jr. Davis, Henry William Davis, James Kennard Deacon, Richard Deetjen, Albert Eduard Defries, Joseph Degenaer, Frederick

De la Camp, Hugo Otto De Silver, Thomas Henry Detmering, Heinrich Dickie, Henry Dixwell, George Basil Dolan, William

Steward, Sailors' Home Assistant, Reiss & Co.

Assistant, G. N. Telegraph Co.

Assistant, Reiss & Co.

Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co. Assistant, Comptoir d'Escompte Assistant, Joshua & Co. Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Resident, Oriental Hotel Merchant, Bull Purdon & Co. Manager, N. China Insurance Co. Broker, College Gardens Merchant, Deetjen & Co. Commission Agent, 87 Wyndham St. Merchant, 3 d'Aguilar Street Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Shipchandler, Frickel & Co. Assistant, Pustau & Co. Manager, Sugar Refinery Merchant, Heard & Co. Sailmaker, Duddell Street

Donner, Conrad Munro

Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Doral, Philip Robert

Assistant, Ruttunjee & Co.

Dormer, Charles Frederick Assistant, Smith Archer & Co.

 Dreusche, Herrman von Dreyer, Frederick Driscoll, Thomas Natha-

niel Driscoll, William Flou-

rence

Assistant, Frickel & Co. Merchant, Dreyer & Co.

Clothier, 45 Queen's Road

Provision Dealer, Wellington St.

Gaupp, Hermann Frede-

rick

Gavey, John James Cla-

rence

Gehlsen, Heinrich Julius Gehlsen, Hinrich Jacob Georg, Friedrich Grich

Carl Gillison, Robert

Gillson, William Moore Glover, Thomas Gibson Gomes, Augusto Jos? Gomes, Francisco d'Assis Gomes, Jo?o Baptista, Jr. Gonsalves, Constancio Joa-

quim

Goodwin, Alexander Gordon, William Gower, Samuel John

Grabe, Johann Otto Grant, John Green, Thomas Greig, James

Special Juror. Grobe, Otto Special Juror. Grobien, Fritz Special Juror. Grobien, Julien Special Juror. Groos, John Henry

Gr?n, Ernst Grundy, Alfred

Special Juror.

Gubbay, Sassoon David Gultzow, Albert Guttierrez, Venancio

H

Haggarty, Charles

Hall, Thomas

Hammond, William

Henry Hancock, Alfred

Handley, Edward Richard

Hardie, David

Harms, Peter [Harris, Thomas Aston

Watchmaker, Queen's Road

Superintendent, C. S. Telegraph Co. Assistant, Steward's Boarding House Assistant, German Tavern

Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Assistant, Smith Archer & Co. Marine Superintendent, P. & O. Co.| Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Merchant, Brand?o & Co. Merchant, Brand?o & Co. Merchant, Brand?o & Co.

Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Boilermaker, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Novelty Iron Works

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Merchant, Jardine Matheson & Co. | Special Juror.

Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Assistant, Burd & Co.

Superintending Engineer, P. & O.Co.

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Merchant, Sander & Co.

Assistant, Sander & Co. Broker, Hongkong Hotel Merchant, Gr?n & Co. Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co. Merchant, Hollywood Road Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Merchant, Wyndham Street

Boilermaker, P. & O. Cd.

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Broker, Queen's Road

Plumber, Praya West

Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Carpenter, Dock Co.

Superintendent, P. M. S. S. N. Co. Special Juror.

NAME.

SYITHDRAWES

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

91

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

SPECIAL

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

JUROK.

H (Continued.)

Hart, James

Hartmann, Julius

Assistant, Turner & Co. Assistant, Vogel Hagedorn & Co.

Hase, Anton Hermann

Peter

Hassell, John Gordon

Talbot

Merchant, Hesse & Co.

Assistant, Birley & Co.

Hawkins, Thomas Edward Veterinary Surgeon, J. B. Butcher's Haygarth, Edward Darius Resident, Hotel Volkmann Head, Francis Somerville Assistant, Heard & Co.

Heaton, Alexander

   McGlashan Heermann, Richard Heiberg, Axel Heitmann, Heinrich

Wilhelm

Helland, Adolph Henriot, Charles

Herbig, Fritz

Herbst, Edward

Heyde, Johannes Theodor

von der

Heywood, Henry Cleland

Merchant, Lapraik & Co. Assistant, Gaupp & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co.

Assistant, Smith Archer & Co. Assistant, Burd & Co.

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes Assistant, Carlowitz & Co. Assistant, Frickel & Co.

Hinckley, Nathaniel Bent Assistant, Russell & Co.

Hitchcock, Ethan Allen

Hockmeyer, Friedrich

L (Continued.)

Landstein, William Ru-

dolph

Merchant, Queen's Road

Special Juror.

Clothier, Koss & Co.

Lane, August Gottfried

Louis

Lapsley, William Leavesley, Henry Legge, William

Leiria, Hermenegildo An-

tonio

Leith, Alexander

Special Juror. Lemann, William

Assistant, Kirchner B?ger & Co.

Assistant, Heard & Co.

Merchant, Olyphant & Co. Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Special Juror.

Lembky, Justus Peter Leslie, Henry Melville Leung, Wing Ts?n Leveroy, Joseph Rahamin

Judah

Levy, Alexander Lewis, Arthur James

Liddell, James Gilmour Liddelow, Robert Liedcke, Ludwig Lilley, Elijah

Lima, Jos? Maria d'Oli-

veira

Lind, Adam

Linstead, Theophilus Gee Lohmann, Christopher

Assistant, Sugar Refinery Merchant, 8 Hollywood Road Assistant, Smith Archer & Co.

Assistant, J. J. dos Remedios & Co. Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Merchant, Gilman & Co.

Assistant, Ehlers & Co.

Assistant, John Jack's

Linguist, 48 Bonham Strand

Broker, 1 Pedder's Hill

Assistant, Landstein & Co.

Assistant, China Insurance Co. Assistant, Dock Co.

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Shipping Clerk, Blackhead & Co. Storekeeper, 94 Queen's Road

Special Juror.

Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co. Assistant, P. & O. Co. Merchant, Hogg & Co. Foreman, C. Brandt's

Special Juror.

Lutkins, Ludwig Sieg-

Merchant, Norton Lyall & Co.

Lowndes, Richard William Merchant, 108 Queen's Road

mund [Lyall, Robert

Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Hodgkins, John Rosevear Assistant, Heard & Co. Holliday, Charles James Hollowell, Thomas Holmes, Edmund Richard Holmes, George Hook, John Spinks Hook, Thomas Richard

Seppings Hoppius, Oscar Howard, Thomas Hughes, Hugh

Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co. Foreman, Sugar Refinery Broker, Hollywood Road Broker, Pedder's Hill Ship Broker, Pedder's Wharf

Hughes, William Kerfoot Humphreys, William Grif-

fiths

Hunter, David Laurence Huntington, Samuel

Eames Hyndman, Henrique

Shipping Agent, Pedder's Wharf Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Merchant, 13 Staunton Street Manager, Agra Bank Broker, d'Aguilar Street

Assistant, Sayle & Co. Manager, Holliday Wise & Co.

Merchant, Smith Archer & Co. Assistant, Sugar Refinery

Inglis, John

Engineer, Victoria Foundry

Jack, John

James, Horatio Gay

Shipwright, Praya East

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Jameson, James Nelson

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Jensen, Jens

Assistant, Ullmann & Co.

Jensen, Rudolph

Merchant, John Burd & Co.

Johannes, Stephen Paul Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Johnson, George Frederick Assistant, P. & 6. Co. Jones, Douglas

Assistant, N. China Insurance Co.

Joseph, Solomon Solomon Assistant, Joshua & Co. Joshua, Joshua Raphael

Joost, Adolph

Jorge, Acurcio

Just, Hermann Zadich

K

Kahn, Leopold

Karberg, Peter

Keiser, Jules

Keller, John

Keller, William

Commission Agent, 2 Gage Street Merchant, Siemssen & Co. Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co.

Merchant, Reiss & Co.

M

Special Juror. MacAdam, William Special Juror. MacClymont, Archibald

MacDonald, Alexander MacDonald, John MacDonald, John Scott Special Juror. MacEwen, Alexander

Palmer

Special Juror. MacGregor, John (J. M.)

Mackintosh, Edwin Maclean, George Francis Maclean, Hector Coll Maclehose, James Henry Magnussen, Johannes Ju-

lius Claude Maher, Jeronimo Antonio Mallory, Lawrence Manger, Alfred Thomas Manger, Joseph Edward Mann, Walter Manthy, Gustave

Special Juror. Mardfeldt, Johann Frie-

drich

Marques, Carlos Vicente

Martinho Martin, Alfred Masius, Fritz

Special Juror. Mathisen, Wilhelm

McAllum, John McBain, George McConachie, Alexander McDouall, John

McGregor, John (F. & Co.) McGregor, Norman Special Juror. McIver, Alexander

Merchant, Arnhold Karberg & Co. Special Juror. McKay, George Sinclair

Watchmaker, Gaupp & Co.

Assistant, Sailor's Home

Cooper, Distillery

Kerr, Charles Morland

Accountant, Oriental Bank

Broker, Bank Buildings Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Ki?r, Hans

King, George

Kirby, William

Kirchhoff, Hakon Julius

Hannibal

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Photographer, 70 Queen's Road

Kirchner, Johann Alfred Merchant, Kirchner B?ger & Co.

Knowles, John Smalridge Koch, Conrad Konig, Ferdinand

Koss, Friedrich Wilhelm Krause, Alfred Krebs, Carl

Krummenacher, Joseph Kruse, Johannes Carl

L

Ladekmann, Johannes

Carl Nicolaus

Lalande, Charles Lammert, George Rein-

hold

Lancken, Friedrich

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, Deetjen & Co. Ship Broker, Wyndham Street

Clothier, Queen's Road Assistant, Hesse & Co. Assistant, Melchers & Co. Merchant, Stanley Street Storekeeper, 10 Queen's Road

Assistant, Hesse & Co. Assistant, Messageries Maritimes

Storekeeper, Queen's Road Assistant, Pustau & Co.

McLeod, Alexander McLeod, Joseph

McNulty, John

Mein, Pulteney William

Melchers, Hermann Mendel, Louis Meuser, Carl Robert Meyer, Henri

Meyer, James Frederick Middleton, William Nixon Millar, Andrew Miller, Augustus

Miller, James

Milne, Joseph Minto, George Nesbit Mitchell, Dilby

Mody, Hormusjee Now-

rojee Moore, Edward

Moore, William Henry Moore, William Porter M?rck, Jens Christian Morgan, Charles Henry Morgan, William Mostyn Morris, Alfred George Morrison, Alexander Moses, Saleh Moses

Engineer, Praya Central Assistant, Russell & Co. Shipwright, West Point Shipwright, West Point Shipwright, Praya East

Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co. Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Manager, Butterfield & Swire Merchant, Queen's Road Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Walker & Co.

Assistant, G. N. Telegraph Co. Assistant, G. Overbeck's Assistant, Burrows & Co. Assistant, Lapraik & Co. Assistant, Lapraik & Co. Engineer, Dock Co. Assistant, Dock Co.

Assistant, Melchers & Co.

Auctioneer, Marques & Co. Assistant, Sayle & Co. Assistant, Kirchner B?ger & Co. Assistant, F. Degenaer's

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Accountant, Agra Bank

Assistant, MacEwen & Co.

Manager, Oriental Bank

Special Juror.

Assistant, Falconer & Co.

Resident, J. R. White's Manager, P. & O. Co. Shipwright, Dock Co.

Special Juror.

Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co. Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co. Innkeeper, British Hotel

Assistant, Chartered Bank of India Merchant, Melchers & Co.

Special Juror.

Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co.

Merchant, Ehlers & Co. Manager, Peil & Co.

Assistant, Sugar Refinery

Broker, Castle Road

Plumber, Queen's Road East

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Gunmaker, Schmidt & Co.

Foreman, John Jack's

Secretary, Dock Co. Engineer, P. & O. Co.

Broker, 28 Lyndhurst Terrace Assistant, Olyphant & Co. Ship-Ch., Lammert Atkinson & Co. Hairdresser, Hongkong Hotel Manager, G. N. Telegraph Co. Broker, Caine Road Broker, Pedder's Hill Assistant, Landstein & Co. Assistant, Sugar Refinery Assistant, Joshua & Co.

A

92

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NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

M (Continued.)

Moss, Michael M?hlensteth, Johan An-

dreas

Broker, Hongkong Hotel

Assistant, G. N. Telegraph Co.

N

Naudin, Joseph

Neate, Stephen Richmond Newitt, William Thomas Newman, Charles Nicaise, Hippolyte Nickels, Mark Christopher Noble, John Noodt, Emil Norton, Edward Notley, Walter Hyde Nowrojee, Hormusjee Nunn, Charles Faulkner

Opstelten, Johannes Chris-

tian

 Orsted, Charles Sandae O'Toole, Patrick Overbeck, Gustav von Ozorio, Candido, Jr.

P

Padday, Cyril Horsford Parker, James

Parker, Thomas

Paulsen, Waldemar

 Peacock, William Pearson, Thomas Peil, Fritz

Percy, Frederick Edward Pereira, Adri?o Aloysius Pereira, Frank

Pereira, Jos? Vicente

Petrie, David

Phillippe, Alfred

Assistant, Melchers & Co. Assistant, Rawling Medlen & Co. Assistant, C. S. Telegraph Co. Watchman, East Point Merchant, Borneo Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Falconer & Co. Assistant, Raynal & Co. Merchant, Norton Lyall & Co. Merchant, Walker & Co. Merchant, Hollywood Road Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co

Merchant, Gr?n & Co. Assistant, G. N. Telegraph Co. Agent, Staunton Street Merchant, Pedder's Hill Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co

Assistant, Gilman & Co.

Printer, 1 Elgin Street Assistant, Gas Works

Assistant, J. S. MacDonald's Draper, Queen's Road

Assistant, Landstein's Timber Yard Merchant, Pedder's Wharf Resident, Caine Road

Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Broker, d'Aguilar Street

Teacher, S. Saviour's College Merchant, Howard & Co.

Manager, Comptoir d'Escompte

Phillipps, William Stewart Assistant, C. S. Telegraph Co.

Phillipps, Richard Bulke-

ley

Pinto, Ricardo Severino

Assistant, Dock Co.

Teacher, S. Saviour's College

Plac?, Filomeno Louren?o Assistant, Comptoir d'Escompte

Pode, William Yonge Poesnacker, Lorenz Pomeroy, Samuel Wyllys Popplewell, John Poulsen, Carl Herholdt

Octavius

Poulsen, Emil August Purchase, Joseph William Purchase, William Pyke, Thomas

Q

Quinn, John

Assistant, Chartered Bank of India Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co. Merchant, Russell & Co. Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, G. N. Telegraph Co. Assistant, G. N. Telegraph Co. Superintendent, Fort William Assistant, Sugar Refinery Merchant, Birley & Co.

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

NAME.

R (Continued.)

pos da.

Campos da

OCCUPATION AND RESIDence.

SPECIAL JUROR.

lherme

Roper, Henry Rost, Carl Wilhelm Roza, Antonio Braz da

Romano, Agostinho Gui-

Assistant, J. J. dos Remedios & Co.

Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.

Moulder, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Birley & Co.

Roza, Jos? Francisco Cam-

Assistant, Birley & Co.

Roza, Maximiano Maria

Assistant, Birley & Co.

Special Juror.

Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace

Ruttmann, Johann Alex-

ander Heinrich

Ruttunjee, Dhunjeebhoy

Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co.

Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace

Special Juror.

S

Rozario, Marcos Calisto do Merchant, 8 Stanley Street

Special Juror Rustumjee, Sorabjee

S?, Francisco de

Sage, Edward Josiah Salway, William Samson, Henry Sandilands, John Alex-

ander

Sands, George Underhill Special Juror. Sapoorjee, Eduljee Lawyer

Sassoon, Solomon David Saul, Meyer Moses Sayle, Boardman Broad-|

head Dalton Schaar, Gustav Albert Schmidt, Wilhelm August

Ferdinand Schneider, Theodor Schubert, Friedrich

Wilhelm

Special Juror.

Schuster, Jacob Fritz Schwanbeck, Ernst Frie- drich Ludwig Hein- rich Schwoerer, Eugene Scorgie, Harry Scott, James Henry Seabra, Francisco Antonio Seimund, Carl Heinrich Setna, Ardaseer Pestonjee Sewell, Thomas Sharp, Granville Shaw, John Yardley Ver-

non

Sherwood, Charles Smith Siebs, Nicolaus August Silva, Emiliano Maria da Silva, Jos? Pedro Nolasco

da

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Merchant, Club Chambers Architect, Wilson and Salway Assistant, Hook & Co.

Broker, 49 Wyndham Street Superintendent of River Steamers Assistant, P. & O. Co. Merchant, Sassoon & Co. Assistant, Sassoon & Co.

Assistant, Sayle & Co. Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Gunmaker, Queen's Road Assistant, Vogel Hagedorn & Co.

Assistant, Landstein & Co. Assistant, Hongkong Hotel

Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co. Merchant, Landstein & Co. Assistant, Sugar Refinery Assistant, Butterfield & Swire Assistant, Heard & Co. Ship-Ch., Broadbear Anthony & Co. Broker, 22 Gage Street Assistant, Millar & Co. Broker, Bank Buildings

Assistant, Lapraik & Co. Broker, Boulder Lodge Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Assistant, Oriental Bank

Broker, 8 Aberdeen Street Silva e Souza, Jo?o Jos? da Printer, De Souza & Co. Silveira, Jos? Joaquim

Alves da

Assistant, Floyd & Co.

Simmonds, Charles Murray Assistant, McGregor & Co.

Simmonds, Henry Florence Assistant, Gas Works

Simmons, Charles

Simonis, Hugo

Simons, Frederick

Singer, Alfred

Assistant, Smith Archer & Co.

Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Assistant, Praya Hotel

Professor of Music

Special Juror.

R

R?decker, Richard Her-

mann

Raven, August

Ray, Edward Constant Ray, William Henry Raynal, Gustave Reichert, Theodor Andr? Reiff, Richard Reimann, Paul Philipp Reimers, Otto Reiners, Wilhelm

Remedios, Alexandrino

Francisco dos

Merchant, 12 Stanley Street Assistant, Sander & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Heard & Co. Merchant, 18 Stanley Street Assistant, Blackhead & Co. Assistant, Carlowitz & Co. Broker, Wyndham Street Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Assistant, Melchers & Co.

Assistant, Lapraik & Co.

Remedios, Demetrio An-

tonio dos

Assistant, Remedios & Co.

Remedios, Jo?o Henrique

dos

           Merchant, J. J. dos Remedios & Co. Remedios, Jos? Antonio dos Merchant, Remedios & Co. Remedios, Jos? Candido dos Merchant, Remedios & Co. Reynolds, Thomas Joseph Merchant, Wyndham Street Riach, John

Shipwright, Arbuthnot Road

Richter, Frangott George Assistant, Schellhass & Co.

Robert, Gabriel

Roberts, James Hackett Robinson, John

|Broker, 96 Queen's Road Assistant, Gilman & Co. Broker, Morrison Hill Draper, Queen's Road Shipchandler, Praya Central · Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Romband, Charles Frederic Assistant, Ch. Mercantile Bank

Robinson, John Strodgen Rodatz, Gottfried Carl Rogerson, John William Rogerson, Thomas

Skipworth, William Green Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Smith, Alexander Findlay Assistant, MacEwen & Co.

Smith, Andrew

Smith, Herbert

Smith, John Heinrich Smith, Peter

Smith, William Mac-

Gregor Solomon, Ezekiel Abraham Solomon, Reuben Solomon, Solomon Abra-

ham

South, William Thomas

King Southan, John Spencer, William Spitz, Engelhard Spratt, Nelson

Spratt, William Bolton Sprowl, Andrew Stael, Leonhard Stanford, Benjamin Robert Steil, Frederick Richard Sterry, William Jex Stevens, Jacob Stiles, George William Stockhausen, Franck Wal-

demar George von Stollery, Thomas Stolterfoht, Hermann [Strack, Adolf Lebrecht

Studd, John

Assistant, Falconer & Co.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Storekeeper, Blackhead & Co. Boarding-master, Queen's Road W.

Sugar Refiner, East Point Assistant, Sassoon & Co. Broker, Elgin Street

Assistant, Sassoon & Co.

Assistant, Oriental Hotel

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Sugar Refinery

Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Assistant, Spratt & Co. Shipwright, 9 Praya East Plumber, P. & O. Co. Merchant, Hesse & Co. Shipwright, J. S. MacDonald's Assistant, Schellhass & Co. Draper, Sayle & Co. Boilermaker, Dock Co. Agent, Pedder's Hill

Innkeeper, Hongkong Hotel Assistant, P. & ?. Co. Assistant, Hesse & Co.

Assistant, Deetjen & Co. Architect, Club Chambers

NAME.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

93

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

S (Continued.)

▼ (Continued.)

Suhjah, Nanabhoy Jam-

setjee

Symon, Archibald Milne Symonds, James William

Assistant, P. & O. Co. Barkeeper, Hongkong Hotel Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank

Vogel, Emile Ernst Voigt, Heinrich Emil Vouillemont, Eugene Ga-

briel

Merchant, Vogel Hagedorn & Co. Assistant, Gaupp & Co.

Assistant, Comptoir d'Escompte

T

Tait, Archibald

Taufer, Edward

Taufer, George

Tavares, Jos? Felippe

Taylor, Charles Smith Taylor, William Tejerina, Nicanor Terry, James William Thompson, Andrew

Thomson, William Frank-

lin

Thomsen, Axel

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Sugar Refinery Engineer, Praya Central

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Rising Sun Guano Agent, W?n-tsai

Teacher, S. Saviour's College Assistant, J. S. MacDonald's

Engineer, Rice Mills

Assistant, Bourjau H?bener & Co.

Thomson, Charles Edward Assistant, National Bank

Thomson, John

Thurburn, John

Torrey, Joseph William Trigg, William Henry Tripp, Henry John

Howard

Turner, Alfred Laurence Turner, Joseph James

U

Ullmann, Maurice

V

Photographer, Queen's Road Assistant, Ch. Mercantile Bank General Manager, Distillery Assistant, C. S. Telegraph Co.

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Assistant, Butterfield & Swire

General Merchant, Queen's Road

Vandenberg, Antonio Felix Average Stater, 18 Wyndham St.

Vandenberg, Francisco

d'Assis

Vaucher, Albert Emile Vietz, Adolph Christian Vincenot, Fran?ois Vinton, William

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Broker, Duddell Street

Assistant, Pustau & Co. Baker, 5 Wyndham Street Assistant, P. & O. Co.

W

Waghorn, George Wagner, Christian

Wai, Kwong Walker, Robert Walker, Thomas Steil Ward, William

Watson, James Bailey Weber, Carl Heinrich

Friedrich

Weed, James Austin Weeks, Charles Dewhurst Welsh, David

Wetton, William Arthur White, John Robinson Wicking, Harry

Wieler, Gustav Adolph Wieler, Oscar Wilhelm Williams, James Wilson, Wilberforce Wolfenden, Richard Wolpire, Lemon Wong, Shing Wood, John William Woodford, James Daniel Woodin, Edward Little-

field

Wutherick, Benedicht

Y

Assistant, C. S. Telegraph Co. Musician, 12 Hollywood Road Compradore, Mercantile Bank Merchant, Gough Street Founder, East Point

Foreman Carpenter, P. & O. Co. Innkeeper, Stag Hotel

Assistant, Bourjau H?bener & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co. Merchant, MacGregor & Co. Veterinary Surgeon, Duddell St. Restaurateur, Queen's Road Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, Bourjau H?bener & Co. Assistant, Bourjau H?bener & Co. Assistant, T. E. Hawkins' Civil Engineer, 7 Queen's Ro Engineer, P. & O. Co. Engineer, Novelty Works Printer, London Mission Assistant, Heard & Co. Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank

Assistant, P. & O. Co. Assistant, Hotel d'Europe

Supreme Court, 27th January, 1872.

Young, Alexander Young,

Laurence Young, William Stewart

Assistant, Dock Co. Innkeeper, London Inn Assistant, Gilman & Co.

ALFRED LISTER, Sheriff.

  Revised and amended, and the Special Jurors designated by His Excellency the Governor and the Legislative Council, this 26th Day of February, 1872.

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

No. 38.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to appoint provisionally, until Her Majesty's pleasure may be known, HENRY LOWCOCK, Esquire, to be a Member of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, vice the Honorable RICHARD ROWETT, absent on leave. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 39.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to appoint provisionally, until Her Majesty's pleasure may be known, JAMES GREIG, Esquire, to be a Member of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, vice the Honorable HENRY JOHN BALL, appointed Acting Chief Justice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

NAME.

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93

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

NAME.

OCCUPATION AND RESIDENCE.

SPECIAL JUROR.

S (Continued.)

▼ (Continued.)

Suhjah, Nanabhoy Jam-

setjee

Symon, Archibald Milne Symonds, James William

Assistant, P. & O. Co. Barkeeper, Hongkong Hotel Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank

Vogel, Emile Ernst Voigt, Heinrich Emil Vouillemont, Eugene Ga-

briel

Merchant, Vogel Hagedorn & Co. Assistant, Gaupp & Co.

Assistant, Comptoir d'Escompte

T

Tait, Archibald

Taufer, Edward

Taufer, George

Tavares, Jos? Felippe

Taylor, Charles Smith Taylor, William Tejerina, Nicanor Terry, James William Thompson, Andrew

Thomson, William Frank-

lin

Thomsen, Axel

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Sugar Refinery Engineer, Praya Central

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Rising Sun Guano Agent, W?n-tsai

Teacher, S. Saviour's College Assistant, J. S. MacDonald's

Engineer, Rice Mills

Assistant, Bourjau H?bener & Co.

Thomson, Charles Edward Assistant, National Bank

Thomson, John

Thurburn, John

Torrey, Joseph William Trigg, William Henry Tripp, Henry John

Howard

Turner, Alfred Laurence Turner, Joseph James

U

Ullmann, Maurice

V

Photographer, Queen's Road Assistant, Ch. Mercantile Bank General Manager, Distillery Assistant, C. S. Telegraph Co.

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Assistant, Butterfield & Swire

General Merchant, Queen's Road

Vandenberg, Antonio Felix Average Stater, 18 Wyndham St.

Vandenberg, Francisco

d'Assis

Vaucher, Albert Emile Vietz, Adolph Christian Vincenot, Fran?ois Vinton, William

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Broker, Duddell Street

Assistant, Pustau & Co. Baker, 5 Wyndham Street Assistant, P. & O. Co.

W

Waghorn, George Wagner, Christian

Wai, Kwong Walker, Robert Walker, Thomas Steil Ward, William

Watson, James Bailey Weber, Carl Heinrich

Friedrich

Weed, James Austin Weeks, Charles Dewhurst Welsh, David

Wetton, William Arthur White, John Robinson Wicking, Harry

Wieler, Gustav Adolph Wieler, Oscar Wilhelm Williams, James Wilson, Wilberforce Wolfenden, Richard Wolpire, Lemon Wong, Shing Wood, John William Woodford, James Daniel Woodin, Edward Little-

field

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Assistant, C. S. Telegraph Co. Musician, 12 Hollywood Road Compradore, Mercantile Bank Merchant, Gough Street Founder, East Point

Foreman Carpenter, P. & O. Co. Innkeeper, Stag Hotel

Assistant, Bourjau H?bener & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co. Merchant, MacGregor & Co. Veterinary Surgeon, Duddell St. Restaurateur, Queen's Road Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, Bourjau H?bener & Co. Assistant, Bourjau H?bener & Co. Assistant, T. E. Hawkins' Civil Engineer, 7 Queen's Ro Engineer, P. & O. Co. Engineer, Novelty Works Printer, London Mission Assistant, Heard & Co. Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank

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Supreme Court, 27th January, 1872.

Young, Alexander Young,

Laurence Young, William Stewart

Assistant, Dock Co. Innkeeper, London Inn Assistant, Gilman & Co.

ALFRED LISTER, Sheriff.

  Revised and amended, and the Special Jurors designated by His Excellency the Governor and the Legislative Council, this 26th Day of February, 1872.

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

No. 38.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to appoint provisionally, until Her Majesty's pleasure may be known, HENRY LOWCOCK, Esquire, to be a Member of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, vice the Honorable RICHARD ROWETT, absent on leave. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 39.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., and C.B., has been pleased to appoint provisionally, until Her Majesty's pleasure may be known, JAMES GREIG, Esquire, to be a Member of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, vice the Honorable HENRY JOHN BALL, appointed Acting Chief Justice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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No. 40.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Decision of the Marine Court of Inquiry into the Loss of the British Steamer Chu Kiang, Official Number 63,541, on Reef Island, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th February, 1872.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

1st. That the British Steamer Chu Kiang, Official No. 63,541, sailed from Shanghai, bound for Hongkong at 5 A.M. on the 4th February, 1872, having a cargo of Rice and Sundries, and a total Crew of 40 hands (including the Supercargo and his staff); of which the Master, two Officers, three Engineers and Carpenter were Europeans, also one European and sixteen Chinese Passengers.

2nd. That at 8 A.M. on the 5th February, Hea Chu was distinctly sighted and the ship's position known; the weather was hazy, increasing to thick fog during the afternoon of the 5th February. 3rd. That the fog was dense during the night of the 5th February, continuing so on the morning of the 6th at about 8 A.M. land was seen, believed to be the Scattered Yits, but it is clear that this was a mistake, and even if so the vessel was known to be out of position as expected from the course and distance run.

4th. That at about 10 A.M., breakers were seen ahead not five hundred yards from the vessel, and at this juncture from the wheel being put hard a-starboard the port wheel rope broke, the vessel striking on the rocks of Reef Island, Lat. 25° 17′ 45′′ North, Long. 119° 47′ 45′′ East, becoming a total wreck in a short time.

5th.-During the whole of the dense fog the vessel was kept at full speed, and when unexpected and uncertain land was seen, soundings were not taken, and no effort made to find out the true position. 6th. The Court finds that there was an absence of prudent precaution which demands a marked expression of condemnation, and therefore suspends the Certificate of the Master for Six Months from this date.

7th. The Court further finds that the Mate is deserving of a reprimand for the careless and insufficient manner in which he kept the Ship's Log, and that he offered no suggestion to the Master to take necessary precautions.

Confirmed,

No. 41.

Given under our hands at Hongkong, this 27th day of February, 1872.

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

29th February, 1872.

C. MAY,

"

First Police Magistrate.

R. H. CAIRNS, ......Acting Harbour Master.

J. McDOUALL,. Un-official Justice of the Peace. W. M. GILLSON, Masters, Mercantile Marine. W. H. G. HOCKIN, S

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners received from the Admiralty, are published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th February, 1872.

The substance of this Notice, as soon as it is received on board, is to be inserted in red ink on the Charts affected by it; and introduced into the margin, or otherwise in the page, of the Sailing Directions to which it relates. See Instructions, Navigation and Pilotage, p. 172.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[No. 89.] JAPAN--KIUSIU--NAGASAKI. Iwo Sima Light.

With reference to Notice to Mariners No. 76, dated 28th July 1870, respecting the establishment of a temporary light on the North point of Iwosima, at the entrance of Nagasaki harbour, until the completion of a lighthouse for a permanent light.

The Japanese Government has given further Notice, that the lighthouse for the permanent light is now completed, and the light exhibited from it.

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No. 40.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Decision of the Marine Court of Inquiry into the Loss of the British Steamer Chu Kiang, Official Number 63,541, on Reef Island, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th February, 1872.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

1st. That the British Steamer Chu Kiang, Official No. 63,541, sailed from Shanghai, bound for Hongkong at 5 A.M. on the 4th February, 1872, having a cargo of Rice and Sundries, and a total Crew of 40 hands (including the Supercargo and his staff); of which the Master, two Officers, three Engineers and Carpenter were Europeans, also one European and sixteen Chinese Passengers.

2nd. That at 8 A.M. on the 5th February, Hea Chu was distinctly sighted and the ship's position known; the weather was hazy, increasing to thick fog during the afternoon of the 5th February. 3rd. That the fog was dense during the night of the 5th February, continuing so on the morning of the 6th at about 8 A.M. land was seen, believed to be the Scattered Yits, but it is clear that this was a mistake, and even if so the vessel was known to be out of position as expected from the course and distance run.

4th. That at about 10 A.M., breakers were seen ahead not five hundred yards from the vessel, and at this juncture from the wheel being put hard a-starboard the port wheel rope broke, the vessel striking on the rocks of Reef Island, Lat. 25° 17′ 45′′ North, Long. 119° 47′ 45′′ East, becoming a total wreck in a short time.

5th.-During the whole of the dense fog the vessel was kept at full speed, and when unexpected and uncertain land was seen, soundings were not taken, and no effort made to find out the true position. 6th. The Court finds that there was an absence of prudent precaution which demands a marked expression of condemnation, and therefore suspends the Certificate of the Master for Six Months from this date.

7th. The Court further finds that the Mate is deserving of a reprimand for the careless and insufficient manner in which he kept the Ship's Log, and that he offered no suggestion to the Master to take necessary precautions.

Confirmed,

No. 41.

Given under our hands at Hongkong, this 27th day of February, 1872.

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor.

29th February, 1872.

C. MAY,

"

First Police Magistrate.

R. H. CAIRNS, ......Acting Harbour Master.

J. McDOUALL,. Un-official Justice of the Peace. W. M. GILLSON, Masters, Mercantile Marine. W. H. G. HOCKIN, S

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners received from the Admiralty, are published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th February, 1872.

The substance of this Notice, as soon as it is received on board, is to be inserted in red ink on the Charts affected by it; and introduced into the margin, or otherwise in the page, of the Sailing Directions to which it relates. See Instructions, Navigation and Pilotage, p. 172.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[No. 89.] JAPAN--KIUSIU--NAGASAKI. Iwo Sima Light.

With reference to Notice to Mariners No. 76, dated 28th July 1870, respecting the establishment of a temporary light on the North point of Iwosima, at the entrance of Nagasaki harbour, until the completion of a lighthouse for a permanent light.

The Japanese Government has given further Notice, that the lighthouse for the permanent light is now completed, and the light exhibited from it.

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The light is a fixed white light eclipsed landward from N.E. by N. (outside Mitzuse rocks) to W. & N., elevated 205 feet above the sea, and in clear weather should be seen from a distance of 21 miles.

The illuminating apparatus is dioptric or by lenses, of the first order.

The tower, 38 feet high, is hexagonal in shape, built of iron, and painted white. Position lat. 32° 43′ N., long. 129° 46′ E. Also, that the temporary light has been discontinued.

SIMONOSEKI STRAIT.

Beacons on Yodsibi, Narusi, and Manaita Rocks.

Also, that the following stone beacons have been erected on Yodsibi, Narusi, and Manaita rocks in Simonoseki strait. Yodsibi beacon is cone-shaped, painted red, 8 feet in diameter at the base and 20 feet high, with a plain rounded top. Narusi beacon is cone-shaped, surmounted with a pear-shaped top, which is 20 feet above the base. The beacon is 8 feet in diameter at the base, and painted white.

Manaita beacon is cone-shaped, surmounted by a ball 3 feet in diameter and 20 feet above the base. at the base, and painted with black and white rings.

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 4° Westerly in 1871.]

By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 28th November 1871.

The beacon is 8 feet in diameter

GEO. HENRY RICHARDS, Hydrographer.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Nipon, Kiusiu, &c., No. 2347; Kiusiu and Nipon, West coast, No. 358; Hirado-no-seto to Simonoseki strait, No. 127; Nagasaki harbour, No. 2415; and Simonoseki strait, No. 532. Also, Japan Lights List, No. 191; and China Pilot, 4th edition, pages 522 and 482.

Agent for the Sale of Admiralty Charts, Mr. J. D. POTTER, 31, Poultry, London, E.C.

The substance of this Notice, as soon as it is received on board, is to be inserted in red ink on the Charts affected by it; and introduced into the margin, or otherwise in the page, of the Sailing Directions to which it relates. See Instructions, Navigation and Pilotage, p. 172.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[ No. 93. ]

JAVA--MADURA STRAIT.

Light on the Zwantyes or Koko Reef.

  The Netherlands Government has given Notice, that a lighthouse is in the course of construction, from which a light will be exhibited on the Zwantyes or Koko reef, Madura strait.

  The light will be a revolving white light showing a fixed light for one and a half minutes, followed by an eclipse of ten seconds, a flash of ten seconds and a second eclipse of ten seconds, the revolution being completed in two minutes; it will be elevated 54 feet above the level of high water, and in clear weather the fixed light should be seen 12 and the flash 14 miles. Position, lat. 7° 28′ S., long., 113° 7′ E.

In foggy weather, or if any interruption of the regular working of the light should occur, a bell will be sounded. Also, that further notice will be given of the time when the light will be exhibited.

By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 4th December 1871.

GEO. HENRY RICHARDS, Hydrographer.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Eastern Archipelago, No. 941 b; and Australia, with adjacent islands, No. 2759 a.

Agent for the Sale of Admiralty Charts, Mr. J. D. POTTER, 31, Poultry, London, E.C.

The substance of this Notice, as soon as it is received on board, is to be inserted in red ink on the Charts affected by it; and introduced into the margin, or otherwise in the page, of the Sailing Directions to which it relates. See Instructions, Navigation and Pilotage, p. 172.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[ No. 94. ] JAPAN--YEZO. Light-Vessel in Hakodadi.

  The Japanese Government has given Notice, that a light-vessel has been placed in Hakodadi harbour, as a guide to vessels entering the port.

The light is a fixed white light, elevated 36 feet above the sea, and in clear weather should be seen from a distance of 10 miles. The Light-vessel is moored in 71?2 fathoms at low water spring tides, off the northernmost point of the spit which runs out from point Anama (the northwestern point of the town), with the mouth of Kamida creek bearing E. by S. S. and White bluff S. by E.; she is painted red, has two masts, and carries a red ball at the foremast head.

NOTE.--It is advisable for vessels of large draught to go north of the light-vessel, as there is a bank of stones directly south of her. Also, that the light-vessel formerly moored in Hakodadi harbour has been removed.

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 4° Westerly in 1871.]

By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 4th December 1871.

GEO. HENRY RICHARDS,

Hydrographer.

  This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Hakodadi harbour, No. 2672. Also, Japan Lights List, No. 216; and China Pilot, 4th Edition, page 541.

No. 42.

Agent for the Sale of Admiralty Charts, Mr. J. D. POTTER, 31, Poultry, London, E.C.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Hydrographic Notices to Mariners received from the Admiralty, are published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th February, 1872.

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The light is a fixed white light eclipsed landward from N.E. by N. (outside Mitzuse rocks) to W. & N., elevated 205 feet above the sea, and in clear weather should be seen from a distance of 21 miles.

The illuminating apparatus is dioptric or by lenses, of the first order.

The tower, 38 feet high, is hexagonal in shape, built of iron, and painted white. Position lat. 32° 43′ N., long. 129° 46′ E. Also, that the temporary light has been discontinued.

SIMONOSEKI STRAIT.

Beacons on Yodsibi, Narusi, and Manaita Rocks.

Also, that the following stone beacons have been erected on Yodsibi, Narusi, and Manaita rocks in Simonoseki strait. Yodsibi beacon is cone-shaped, painted red, 8 feet in diameter at the base and 20 feet high, with a plain rounded top. Narusi beacon is cone-shaped, surmounted with a pear-shaped top, which is 20 feet above the base. The beacon is 8 feet in diameter at the base, and painted white.

Manaita beacon is cone-shaped, surmounted by a ball 3 feet in diameter and 20 feet above the base. at the base, and painted with black and white rings.

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 4° Westerly in 1871.]

By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 28th November 1871.

The beacon is 8 feet in diameter

GEO. HENRY RICHARDS, Hydrographer.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Nipon, Kiusiu, &c., No. 2347; Kiusiu and Nipon, West coast, No. 358; Hirado-no-seto to Simonoseki strait, No. 127; Nagasaki harbour, No. 2415; and Simonoseki strait, No. 532. Also, Japan Lights List, No. 191; and China Pilot, 4th edition, pages 522 and 482.

Agent for the Sale of Admiralty Charts, Mr. J. D. POTTER, 31, Poultry, London, E.C.

The substance of this Notice, as soon as it is received on board, is to be inserted in red ink on the Charts affected by it; and introduced into the margin, or otherwise in the page, of the Sailing Directions to which it relates. See Instructions, Navigation and Pilotage, p. 172.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[ No. 93. ]

JAVA--MADURA STRAIT.

Light on the Zwantyes or Koko Reef.

  The Netherlands Government has given Notice, that a lighthouse is in the course of construction, from which a light will be exhibited on the Zwantyes or Koko reef, Madura strait.

  The light will be a revolving white light showing a fixed light for one and a half minutes, followed by an eclipse of ten seconds, a flash of ten seconds and a second eclipse of ten seconds, the revolution being completed in two minutes; it will be elevated 54 feet above the level of high water, and in clear weather the fixed light should be seen 12 and the flash 14 miles. Position, lat. 7° 28′ S., long., 113° 7′ E.

In foggy weather, or if any interruption of the regular working of the light should occur, a bell will be sounded. Also, that further notice will be given of the time when the light will be exhibited.

By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 4th December 1871.

GEO. HENRY RICHARDS, Hydrographer.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Eastern Archipelago, No. 941 b; and Australia, with adjacent islands, No. 2759 a.

Agent for the Sale of Admiralty Charts, Mr. J. D. POTTER, 31, Poultry, London, E.C.

The substance of this Notice, as soon as it is received on board, is to be inserted in red ink on the Charts affected by it; and introduced into the margin, or otherwise in the page, of the Sailing Directions to which it relates. See Instructions, Navigation and Pilotage, p. 172.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[ No. 94. ] JAPAN--YEZO. Light-Vessel in Hakodadi.

  The Japanese Government has given Notice, that a light-vessel has been placed in Hakodadi harbour, as a guide to vessels entering the port.

The light is a fixed white light, elevated 36 feet above the sea, and in clear weather should be seen from a distance of 10 miles. The Light-vessel is moored in 71?2 fathoms at low water spring tides, off the northernmost point of the spit which runs out from point Anama (the northwestern point of the town), with the mouth of Kamida creek bearing E. by S. S. and White bluff S. by E.; she is painted red, has two masts, and carries a red ball at the foremast head.

NOTE.--It is advisable for vessels of large draught to go north of the light-vessel, as there is a bank of stones directly south of her. Also, that the light-vessel formerly moored in Hakodadi harbour has been removed.

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 4° Westerly in 1871.]

By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 4th December 1871.

GEO. HENRY RICHARDS,

Hydrographer.

  This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Hakodadi harbour, No. 2672. Also, Japan Lights List, No. 216; and China Pilot, 4th Edition, page 541.

No. 42.

Agent for the Sale of Admiralty Charts, Mr. J. D. POTTER, 31, Poultry, London, E.C.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Hydrographic Notices to Mariners received from the Admiralty, are published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th February, 1872.

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The information contained in this notice is to be carefully considered, to be noted in the Sailing Directions, and compared with the chart when the ship is navigating the parts to which it refers.

HYDROGRAPHIC NOTICE. [No. 24.]

CHINA PILOT. NOTICE No. 22.

WEST COAST OF KOREA.

The following information relating to the Sir James Hall group of islands, off the west coast of Korea, was obtained during a brief visit in H.M.S. Ringdove in 1871, by Navigating Lieutenant James Cole, R.N.*

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 3° 20' W. in 1871.]

The Sir James Hall group consists of three principal islands, lying nearly north and south, and were sighted by the Ringdove at a distance of 30 miles.

The native names of the group were ascertained to be, Southern island, Soo-cheng-tao; Middle island, Ta-cheng-tao; and Northern, Peh-leng-tao.

Soo-cheng-tao or Ringdove Island has off its south-west point a dangerous reef, (with some of the rocks always uncovered,) extending in a south-west direction for about a mile; 19 fathoms, sand and mud, was obtained at a distance of nearly 2 miles off the south-west point of the island.

The south-east point of the island is remarkable from its being fronted with white cliffs. 4 sharp conical rock lies about a quarter of a mile to the east-south-east of the point.

Detached rocks as also the appearance of shoal water extend for half a mile from the east side of the island: soundings in from 10 to 13 fathoms were obtained at a distance of about 1 miles from the shore.

The Ringdove anchored in a bay, in which are two villages, on the south side of the island, in 9 fathoms, sand. This bay affords shelter from W.S.W. round by north, to E. by N., but is entirely open to the southward. Vessels on entering this bay from the west- ward, should not approach the south-west point of the island nearer than 2 miles until the centre of the bay bears N.N.W., when they may steer in, and anchor in 8 fathoms.

   With the conical rock off the south-east point of the island bearing E. by N., and the centre of the western village N.W. N., there is a depth of 7 fathoms.

Ta-cheng-tao or Hertha Island is the middle island of the group, it has a conspicuous hill or peak about 900 feet high, with a conical form when seen from the westward. A small islet, 170 feet high, lies about one mile off the west side.

On the south-east side of the island is a bay with a shingle beach, in which the Ringdove anchored in 8 fathoms, sand, of a small village, with the east point of the bay bearing N. by E. 4 E., and centre of village S.W. by W. W. The anchorage is protected from S.S.W. round by west to N. by E.; Ringdove island affords further shelter from heavy seas from the southward; it is therefore preferable to the anchorage in the south bay of that island.

   Peh-leng-tao or Ocean Island is the northern and largest of the group. The north-west point of the island is fronted by bold per- pendicular cliffs about 300 feet high. Off the extreme point is a needle or finger-shaped rock about 150 feet high.

Along the north-west side of the island, a few detatched rocks extend a cable off shore.

Off the south point of the island, there is a remarkable rocky islet, with a large wedge-shaped hole through its north side. About 14 miles to the southward of this perforated islet is a sharp rock 50 feet in height, with a ledge of rocks extending one third of a mile from its north side; two of these rocks are always uncovered. At a quarter of a mile south of the 50 feet rock is broken water, having the appearance of a rock nearly awash at low water.

About three quarters of a mile to the east-south-east of the perforated islet are some detatched rocks, the outermost of which is 20 feet high. Between these rocks and the ledge of rocks to the north of the 50 feet rock is a channel carrying from 7 to 8 fathoms in it.

   The Ringdove anchored off a small village in a bay near the south-west point of the island, about three quarters of a mile from the shore, in 12 fathoms hard mud. From the anchorage, the perforated islet, which is off the east point of the bay (south point of Ocean island), bore E. by S. S.; the 50 feet rock S.S.E. E.; and a clump of trees in the valley behind the village N. 4 E.

   The hills at the back are smooth-topped and covered with grass, and can easily be distinguished when standing in from the south- eastward.

By observation the Ringdove's anchorage is in lat. 37° 55′ N., long. 124° 45′ E.?

No rocks were observed above water in the channel between Ringdove and Hertha islands.

In the channel between Hertha and Ocean islands, broken water was seen in several places, particularly off the north side of Hertha island; in many cases this appearance was probably occasioned by the tide, but from soundings having been struck in 7 fathoms suddenly after a depth of 13 fathoms shows there is an irregular bottom, and that caution is necessary in using the channel.

Tides. Between the islands, the flood-stream sets to the west, and the ebb-stream to the east.

Off the west side of Ocean (the north) island, the flood-stream sets north, and the ebb-stream south, from 1 to 2 knots an hour. Off the north-west point of Ocean island the time of High water at full and change was approximately considered to be 4h. 30m.

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 28th October 1871.

    See Admiralty Charts :-Gulfs of Pechili and Liautung, No. 1256; Japan and part of Korea, No. 2347; China General, No. 1262; also China Pilot, 4th Edition, page 357.

This position would place the Finger rock off the N.W. point of Ocean island in 37° 58′ N., 124° 42′ 30′′ E.

   The position of this rock on the charts, 37° 57′ 30′′ N., 124° 34′ 30′′ E., is given on the authority of a survey of the entrance of Ta-Tong river, by Commander Shufeldt, of the United States Navy, 1867.

The information contained in this notice is to be carefully considered, to be noted in the Sailing Directions, and compared with the chart when the ship is navigating the parts to which it refers.

HYDROGRAPHIC NOTICE. [ No. 25.]

CHINA SEA DIRECTORY, VOL. II.

NOTICE NO. 9.

SARAWAK RIVER, COAST OF BORNEO.

The following information relative to a sunken rock in the Mortabas entrance of the Sarawak river has been received from Commander W. Chimmo, R.N., of H.M. Surveying Vessel Nassau, 1871.*

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 1° 20′ Easterly in 1871.]

   The barque Otter, on her way down from Quop anchorage, struck and remained some hours on a pinnacle rock, with only 3 feet on it at low water springs, and deep water all round.

The rock lies nearly in the middle of the river, 12 miles within the entrance points, and E.N.E. about 9 cables from the Belcher rock. The Pilots and small steamers navigating the river always pass to the southward of the rock. Commander Chimmo further gives notice of the following beacons near the town of Sarawak :

The "Rocks-hug this shore" beacon, abreast of Samarang rocks, has been blown down.

   A beacon, "keep mid river," is placed in the water nearly opposite the Sago factory, and W. S. about 43 cables from the wertern Samarang rock. This direction beacon is to clear a ledge of rocks running off the southern shore, having only 9 feet at low water.

SULU SEA, WESTERN PART.

The following has also been received from Commander Chimmo:

   Viola Rock.-A coral patch, having only 4 feet on it at low water, on which the Spanish vessel Viola struck and remained twenty- three hours, lies about 40 miles East of Balabac island.

   There is no doubt as to the existence of this danger, and from information received, its probable position is in lat. 7° 50′ N., long. 117° 40′ 50′′ E.

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 10th November 1871.

and

   * See Admiralty Charts :-Sarawak river, No. 1822; Borneo, north-west coast, sheet 2, No. 1746; Palawan island, No. 967; and China Sea, No. 26606: Also, China Sea Directory, Vol. II., pages 103 to 107.

No. 43.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 6 of 1872.

WOOSUNG BAR.

The two New Poles, recently erected at Woosung, 900 feet further up the River than the old ones, should be kept in line when crossing the Inner Bar. The low Pole, with a pyramidal top, is the front one; whilst the high Pole, with a rectangular top, is the back one, or the one further from the River's Bank.

On or about the 1st of March, the three Old Poles will be removed, and a Red low Light on the River's Bank with a White high one on the low Pole, will indicate at night the line now given by the New Poles.

Any deep draft steamer requiring to cross the Bar at night, may, by making application to the Officer in charge of the Woosung Station, arrange to have a light hoisted on the Signal Staff, to show when there is water enough for her to cross.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 10th February, 1872.

No. 44.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

Engineer-in-Chief.

The following Report from the Superintendent of the Hongkong Fire Brigade is published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st March, 1872.

No. 4.

                  FIRE BRIGADE OFFICE, HONGKONG, 1st March, 1872. SIR, I have the honor to subjoin, for the information of His Excellency the Governor, the Report of the Fire Brigade for the month of February 1872.

An Inspection of Engines, Hose and Implements, including those in Store, was made on the 17th February, all were found clean and in good repair. The three Hand Engines were worked from the mains for a minute or two and found in good order.

The subsidiary Fire Stations have been visited during the month, and the Hose and Implements examined and found correct.

A Parade and Inspection was had on the 29th February, at which His Excellency the Governor was present.

  The assembly was ordered to be at the Cross Roads at past 4 P.M. The Steam Engine of Hongkong Insurance Company, three Hand Engines of Chinese Associations, and the Engines of the Government Brigade, viz. two Steam and three Hand, were present.

  The Hongkong Insurance Company's Steam Engine, and No. 1 Government Steam Engine, pro- ceeded to the Praya near Harbor Master's Office and worked from the sea. No. 2 Government Steam Engine was taken to the centre of Taipingshan at Hollywood Road, and worked from the mains, the whole of the Hand Engines were worked from the mains in the vicinity, all were found to work satisfactorily.

I have the honor to be,

The Honorable CECIL C. SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

No. 45.

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

C. MAY, Superintendent, Fire Brigade.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Annual Report on the state of the Government Schools in Hongkong for the Year 1871, is published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st March, 1872.

No. 43.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th February, 1872.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 6 of 1872.

WOOSUNG BAR.

The two New Poles, recently erected at Woosung, 900 feet further up the River than the old ones, should be kept in line when crossing the Inner Bar. The low Pole, with a pyramidal top, is the front one; whilst the high Pole, with a rectangular top, is the back one, or the one further from the River's Bank.

On or about the 1st of March, the three Old Poles will be removed, and a Red low Light on the River's Bank with a White high one on the low Pole, will indicate at night the line now given by the New Poles.

Any deep draft steamer requiring to cross the Bar at night, may, by making application to the Officer in charge of the Woosung Station, arrange to have a light hoisted on the Signal Staff, to show when there is water enough for her to cross.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 10th February, 1872.

No. 44.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

Engineer-in-Chief.

The following Report from the Superintendent of the Hongkong Fire Brigade is published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st March, 1872.

No. 4.

                  FIRE BRIGADE OFFICE, HONGKONG, 1st March, 1872. SIR, I have the honor to subjoin, for the information of His Excellency the Governor, the Report of the Fire Brigade for the month of February 1872.

An Inspection of Engines, Hose and Implements, including those in Store, was made on the 17th February, all were found clean and in good repair. The three Hand Engines were worked from the mains for a minute or two and found in good order.

The subsidiary Fire Stations have been visited during the month, and the Hose and Implements examined and found correct.

A Parade and Inspection was had on the 29th February, at which His Excellency the Governor was present.

  The assembly was ordered to be at the Cross Roads at past 4 P.M. The Steam Engine of Hongkong Insurance Company, three Hand Engines of Chinese Associations, and the Engines of the Government Brigade, viz. two Steam and three Hand, were present.

  The Hongkong Insurance Company's Steam Engine, and No. 1 Government Steam Engine, pro- ceeded to the Praya near Harbor Master's Office and worked from the sea. No. 2 Government Steam Engine was taken to the centre of Taipingshan at Hollywood Road, and worked from the mains, the whole of the Hand Engines were worked from the mains in the vicinity, all were found to work satisfactorily.

I have the honor to be,

The Honorable CECIL C. SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

No. 45.

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

C. MAY, Superintendent, Fire Brigade.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Annual Report on the state of the Government Schools in Hongkong for the Year 1871, is published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st March, 1872.

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No. 12.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

HONGKONG, 15th February, 1872. SIR,—I have the honour to forward to you the Blue Book Returns for the year 1871, together with the Annual Report on the Government Schools for the same period..

2. Although two new schools were opened in the course of the year, the total number under instruction was less than in 1870. There were then 1,302 scholars, as against 1,292 for last year. With one or two exceptions, the attendance at all the schools was less; and this, coupled with the fact that the school at Shek Sh?n, which had a large attendance in 1870, was discontinued in the beginning of 1871, will account for the diminution, amounting in the gross to ten, in the numbers for the year.

  3. Not only was the number enrolled for the year less, but the regularity in the attendance at most of the schools was considerably interfered with, especially towards the end of the year.

  4. As this was owing to circumstances connected entirely with the Village Schools, both those supported and those aided, the causes will be fully considered in that part of the Report which refers to them.

   5. The Central School continues to advance steadily in point of numbers. The number present during the year was 367, as compared with 337 in 1870. The average monthly enrolment was 249, as against 237 in the previous year; and the average regular attendance for 1870 and 1871 stands as 225 and 234 respectively. The highest and lowest monthly enrolments were 265 and 232, as compared with 248 and 208 in 1870.

6. It is evident from these numbers that causes which tend to interfere with the Village Schools in no way affect the Central School, which has not only held its own, but has advanced steadily, in spite of periodical commercial depressions, and other exceptional causes.

7. On the 10th of next month the school will have had a history of ten years. Although it would be wrong to measure its progress by decades and not by years, I cannot help reverting to the state of things on the opening day, the 10th of March, 1862.

8. Having arrived in the Colony but a few days previously, I had no knowledge of Chinese. I found congregated in the two Chinese class-rooms a crowd of nearly 300 boys, about one half of whom were scholars under the three Chinese masters, whose schools had previously been in various streets in the Upper and Central Bazaars. The rest were either candidates for the English classes, or stray-comers for the gratification of curiosity.

9. The normal state of a Chinese school is that the lessons are shouted at the pitch of the voice. My entrance was the signal for a startling display of this diligence. Unaccustomed to such a deafening din, my first feeling was surprise, and my second anger. I shouted "Silence!" This was tacitly interpreted to mean "Read louder!" Another attempt at order meeting with a fresh accession of noise, I retreated, almost in despair, to one of the lower class-rooms, where I had interviews with my young friends in more manageable detachments.

10. In the course of a day or two, 141 had been arranged in three classes for the learning of English. Of these 55 had some previous knowledge of the language, and 86 had to begin with the alphabet. The remaining 117 read Chinese only. An attempt was made for about six weeks to teach the English classes, with the help of two Chinese assistants, who, at that time, should have been in rather than over a class. The attempt proved abortive, and an appeal to the Board of Edu- cation had the effect of reducing the numbers to 94. Excessive as even this number was for a com- mencement, it was desirable, for many reasons, that it should be maintained. Only one reading book, a very elementary one, could be found in the Colony, and this had to be used in all the classes till school materials could be obtained from England about seven months after.

11. The wonderful docility of the Chinese soon led to the production of order out of what, at first, seemed but a hopeless chaos; and, from that year to the present, beneficial changes and steady progress have been made. A second English master was added in 1864, and a third in 1869. We are now ready for a fourth. In 1862, from want of school materials, from the inexperience of the teachers, and from other patent causes, the instruction was of the most elementary character. Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic was all that could be attempted. As an indication of the state of things now, the papers set to the boys in the highest class, at the last examination, have been appended to this Report. These papers were not prepared with any view to publication, but simply as the usual test of proficiency in the year's work. A glance at them will show more of the progress that has been made than any amount of explanation which could well be given.

12. The standard which must be reached before a boy is considered to have passed, and to be, therefore, eligible for promotion, is one-third of the total number of marks assigned to the various subjects taught in the class. Judged by this standard, the following is the percentage of those who passed, in the various English classes, on the work of last year:-

First (highest) class,. Second

Third

Fourth

..60 per cent. ..82

Fifth class, Sixth

""

""

.72

""

..47

33

...57 per cent. ...56

Preparatory class,............80

""

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  13. Although little else could have been expected, it was very disappointing to find so low a percentage in the highest class, especially when it stood at 87 per cent in the previous year. The class was very unfortunate in some respects. No fewer than 29 out of the 36 boys which it contains got situations, and left at various periods during the course of the year; and their places had to be filled as they became vacant by promotions from the junior classes. In addition to this, nine, or one fourth of the whole class, were absent from the examinations, some for their marriage, and others on account of sickness. With two exceptions, these nine absentees would have held respectable places in the class list, had they been able to be present. In the previous year only one was absent, and the class, as a whole, was much more permanent during the year.

  14. Looked at in this light, the school has a great practical difficulty to contend with. If the classes could by any means be made permanent for a year, or even for half a year, there would be no difficulty in passing a very high percentage of the boys; but, when it is considered that no fewer than 134 left school in the course of the year, it will be evident that, if promotions were not made as vacancies occurred, the school would be always half empty by examination time. Not only is this so, but when promotions have to be made during the three last months of the year, those so promot- ed, while they would have been the first if they had remained in the lower class, are almost sure to fail in the higher one; and this is particularly the case in promotions from the second to the first, where the range of subjects is so much more extensive than it can possibly be in any of the junior classes.

15. Looked at in the light of the situations which are obtained and the promotions which are made, both high prizes in themselves, the result to the scholars is a fortunate one, but it is other- wise to the masters when they come to reckon up the tale, and render an account, of the year's work. 16. Another English master is very much required, not merely for extending the school as to numbers, but for removing, to a great extent, the difficulty alluded to. With his assistance, there can be no doubt that the transition from one class to another would be rendered less abrupt, and the result of the final examinations made more satisfactory. Every effort is made to do this at present, but, with the limited means at our disposal, only partial results can be obtained.

17. It is quite certain that, with another master and additional accommodation, another hundred could be added to the attendance, and the sphere of the school's usefulness thereby enlarged. The school has firmly established itself as one of the permanent institutions of the Colony; and the Chinese, both here and in the adjoining province, regard it with increasing confidence. They now seem to understand its aim and purpose. They do not find in it an attempt to exercise some sinister influence, either religious or political, or both, as was at first more than half suspected. In other parts of China too, and also in Japan, the school is beginning to attract some attention; and, if nothing untoward happens, there is good reason to believe that, before long, the latter country will be more numerously represented at the school than it is at present.

18. Nearly all the nationalities in the Colony have now their representatives in the school, whose doors, it cannot be too well known, are open to all without regard to creed or colour. It is rather surprising still to find, in quarters where one would expect more correct information, grave doubts as to the position which the school holds with regard to religion. There are some who think that we attempt to proselytize. There are others who think that we have a nervous dread of a clergyman entering the place. Both parties could not possibly be more mistaken; but it seems to be the fate of secular education to be distorted and misrepresented. It will not be so always. Ten years will see the superstition exploded; and I hope I shall never again have the humiliation of asserting our honesty in this particular. It is surely too late in the day to assert, on the one hand, that education, whatever protestations are made to the contrary, must be religious; and, on the other, that if it is secular it must be irreligious. Such language is as applicable to the exchange or the counting house as it is to school or college. Science and Language are as distant from dogma as are the details of the Share Market. These are the merest truisms; but theirs is the fault who render

the repetition of them a necessity.

19. Of the 134 boys who left during the year, 50 are known to have obtained lucrative employ- ment; 19 left the Colony and returned to their native places; 33 did not return after the New Year and midsummer holidays, and probably did not return to the Colony; 17 had their names removed from the roll, principally for irregularity, but in one or two cases for disobedience; 11 went to Chinese schools; 5 left on account of sickness; and 1 died. Of those who have obtained employ- ment, 33 are known to be in Hongkong, Canton and adjacent places; 2 in Swatow; 1 in Foochow; 7 in Shanghai; 3 in Japan; 1 in San Francisco; 1 in Annam; 1 in Singapore; and 1 in Bombay.

20. The number of those who left during the year was greater by 39 than in 1870. This points to the difficulty already alluded to, against which the school has to contend. Many boys seem to come without any definite idea of what they intend doing. Many parents, too, who, at first, think nothing of the payment of the small fee, in the course of a month or two begin to grudge it and withdraw their boys, frequently themselves also withdrawing from the Colony. By far the greatest number of those who leave before getting employment is accounted for by the shifting character of the population. In addition to all these causes, there is this other one, that many of the Chinese think that the acquirement of English, or of any other barbarian language, is an affair not of years but of months. When they find their mistake, instead of trying to mend it, they cut the knot of the difficulty, and give themselves no further trouble about a matter of so small importance.

100

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

   21. The problem which the school is working out for itself is whether it is to be one of elemen- tary instruction for the many, or of higher instruction for the few; that is, whether it is ultimately to be for the education of 900 or of 300, for a smaller number than the latter cannot be contemplated. It would be premature, at present, to attempt to solve the problem, and it might be disastrous to adopt, at once, either course, without waiting for, and taking advantage of, the current of events.

22. The only new subject introduced in 1871 was Mathematical Drawing. Not much progress The had been made, as the necessary materials did not arrive from England till late in the year. Music class still progresses, and the Chemistry class has been highly successful. To the Drawing and Music only one hour a week can be devoted; and this, taken in connection with the constant changes in the classes, prevents great or rapid progress. To the Chemistry class more time is devoted, and there is a corresponding result. The weekly exercises connected with this subject, and the papers written at the last examination by the boys who had been in the class for the whole year showed very clearly what could be done if the classes were more permanent.

   23. Before another Report is written, I hope to see an entirely new building in the course of construction. No more progress can be made without increased accommodation, and that cannot well be obtained without a new school, built on recognized principles and, therefore, specially adapted for school purposes, which a great part of the present building never was, and never can be. The expense may be a serious consideration; but if the school is worth retaining, and it has established its title to that, the money required should not be grudged, especially at a time when there are funds available which are not likely to be available long. As, however, this subject is receiving the consi- deration of the Government, it need not be further discussed here.

24. The school fees amounted during the year to $1,763.75, of which $1,511.25 went into the Treasury, and $252.50 to the salary of the teacher of the Preparatory class.

   25. Nothing now remains but to express the thanks of all connected with the school to our Prize- givers. These were His Excellency the GOVERNOR, His Excellency the LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR, the Honourable Chief-Justice SMALE, the Honourable C. C. SMITH, Dr. DODS, Mr. Kwo? CHE?NG, Mr. MOORSOM, Mr. RUSSELL, Mr. SAINT, and Mr. WAI KWONG, by whose donations, in addition to the sum on the year's Estimates, prizes to the value of upwards of $300 were awarded at the recent

examination.

26. As previously stated, 1871 did not prove a very favourable year to the Village Schools. The number under instruction for the year was less by 40 than in 1870; and this, although there were two additional schools. The attendance, too, became very irregular towards the end of the year; more so than it had been for the previous year. This was attributable to two causes, the high price of rice and the dullness of trade. In all the villages the same answer was given, when enquiries were made as to the causes of the decreased and the irregular attendance.

Whenever it

was possible for a child to earn a few cash by grass cutting, firewood gathering, or cake selling, he was taken away from school. In the most favourable years the poverty in our villages is something of which few can have any idea, but in a year, such as the last, when the staff of life is dear, it must be something very serious.

27. The Village Schools supported by Government stand in the following order of efficiency:-

1. Stanley.

2. Sai-ying P'?n (Pun-ti.)

3. Girls' School.

4. Bowrington,

5. Sai-ying P'?n (Hak-ka.)

6. Tang-lung Chau (P?n-ti.)

7. Webster's Crescent.

8. Aberdeen.

9. T?i Wong Kung.

10. West End.

11. Wong-nai Chung.

12. Sh?u-ki W?n.

13. Tang-lung Chau (Hak-ka.)

28. Among these schools Stanley continues to hold the pre-eminence. If all the Village Schools were as it is, there would be much cause for congratulation. The master is a good scholar, a diligent and successful teacher, and he enjoys in a high degree the confidence of the villagers. The school- room is always neat and clean. The scholars are regular in their attendance and orderly in their behaviour. A new school-house is much wanted here. The locality of the present one is unhealthy; and to this must be attributed one or two serious attacks of illness from which the master suffered last year. The whole village is said to be unhealthy and the death-rate high, especially at some seasons of the year. A new school-house on one of the knolls adjacent to the village should, if well drained and properly ventilated, be much more healthy than the present one.

29. The new school at T?i Wong Kung in W?n-tsai has been very successful; but, from the fact of its being new, it is too soon to speak confidently about it. It has withdrawn a few of the scholars from Bowrington and a great many from the Hak-ka school at Tang-lung Chau. The wanderers will no doubt find their way back to their old schools by and by; and, if they do not, no harm is done, as long as they are taught at all. If the children could but be got to attend any school, the particular school of their choice would be a matter of very minor importance.

  30. The Village Schools receiving grants-in-aid are 11 in number. Their relative efficiency stands thus:--

1. Ap-li Chau.

5. Ma-tau Chung

2. T'o-kwa W?n, (Hak-ka.) 6. Little Hongkong.

3. Yau-ma Ti.

4. Ma-t'au Ts'?n.

9. Mong Kok. 10. Hung Hom.

7. T'o-kwa W?n, (Hok-lo.) | 11. Pok-f? Lam. 8. Hok ?n.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

101

31. The school at Pok-f? Lam was added in the course of the year, and the grant was with- drawn from Shek Sh?n, where the people refused to change the master, although he stood convicted of repeated instances of neglect and disobedience. He is a very cunning old man, and holds some mysterious sway, I suspect of a fortune-telling nature, over the ignorant villagers.

32. A grant was applied for to the school at T?i-kok Tsui, where the new Dock is to be, but the master, on examination, was found to be quite unfit for his duties. The villagers were requested to select another, but they declined. If they could not have the grant with the present master, they would take him without it. They have since thought better of it, and the school is likely to receive the grant this year.

  33. The villagers of Little Hongkong have again been distinguishing themselves in their own peculiar way. In 1870, they tried to make the master out a thief, in order that the Ti-po's son, an ignorant youngster, might be installed as his successor. Last year, they brought a charge of a most disgraceful nature against the present master, no doubt with the same object. The matter was fully investigated at the Police Court and the lying witnesses fined. I wish it had been in the power of the Magistrate to add a flogging as well. The charge was utterly baseless; and what the state of morality in the village is, may be judged from the fact that the people, knowing well that it was baseless, yet incited five little boys to stick to a story which one of them had concocted in revenge for a sound flogging which the master had given him for fighting. It was very melancholy to listen to the tissue of falsehoods and contradictions of which the boys were guilty in the witness-box. Our mode of inflicting punishment fails sadly to meet such cases. A heavy fine on the whole village and the imprisonment of the Ti-po, however foreign to what is called Constitutional Government, would have been a punishment salutary for the present, and deterrent for the future. The villagers are simply children in civilization; and punishment, after English ideas, is to them little or no punish- ment at all. There is neither conscience nor a healthy public opinion to appeal to, and where these are wanting ordinary punishments fall very lightly.

34. The boys, with one exception, deserted the school, and the parents asked for the removal of the master. It was useless to ask them why this should be done, after his innocence had been clearly established. They had suffered a defeat in one quarter, and they thought to make up for it in another. For two months, they held out; and then the more sensible of them, seeing that the determination to maintain the master in his place, scholars or no scholars, was not going to be de- parted from, began to think of sending their children back. The Ti-po exerted himself strenuously to prevent this; but, when he was told that if the boys were not all back in school by a certain day he would have to answer for his conduct before a Magistrate, he discontinued his opposition and the boys all returned.

35. So much for what has been done.. Table VI points to a large field still uncultivated. The number of children in the Colony who get no education is roughly estimated at 11,000. What can be done for these it is very hard to say. If schools were already built to accommodate the whole of them, a very small percentage would attend them. Disinclination is one great drawback; poverty is perhaps a greater. Compulsory education would uproot the evil; but is compulsory education possible here? I confess myself unable to give an answer. One thing is quite certain, that if these eleven thousand children were compelled to go to school, food and clothing would have to be sup- plied to them. In many cases, lodging would have to be provided for them also. A large propor- tion of the children live in boats, which are here to-day and somewhere else to-morrow. About one half of them, too, are girls, for whom education is considered not a superfluity merely, but a mistake.

  36. The first question, therefore, which calls for an answer is not-Shall we have compulsory education? but--How are these two enemies of education, poverty and prejudice, to be overcome? When that has been satisfactorily answered, the rest is easy; but, until that has been so answered, it is hopeless to attempt to educate. That our criminal classes are largely recruited from the ranks of the ignorant and idle is beyond a doubt. The boat boys on the Praya commence their career with pricking rice bags, follow that up with picking pockets, and end their days as pirates. The desirability of education is but too evident; but how it is to be accomplished is a difficulty which still remains.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary,

&lia,

$c.,

&c.

FREDERICK STEWART, Inspector of Government Schools.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

TABLE I.

NUMBER of SCHOLARS taught in the Government Schools during 1871, and Expense of each School.

1. Aberdeen,

2. Ap-li Chau,

3. Bowrington,

4. Central School,

5. Girls' School,..

6. Hok Un,

7. Hung Hom,

8. Little Hongkong, 9. Ma-tau Chung, 10. Ma-t'au Ts'?n,

11. Mong Kok,

12. Pok-f? Lam,

13. Sh?u-ki W?n,

14. Shek Sh?n,

15. Stanley,

16. T?i Wong Kung,

17. Tang-lung Chau, (Hak-ka),

18. Tung-lung Chau, (Pun-ti),

19. T'o-kwa W?n, (Hak-ka),

20. T’o-kwa W?n, (Hok-lo),.

21. Webster's Crescent, 22. West End,

23. West Point, (Hak-ka),.

24. West Point, (Pun-ti),

25. Wong-nai Ch’ung,. 26. Yau-ma Ti,

TABLE II.

Boys.

GIRLS.

TOTAL.

EXPENSE.

C.

25

1

26

124.00

52

52

65,00

53

22

75

374.00

367

367

...

10,719,82

56

57

593.00

16

16

...

61.50

15

15

...

62.00

25

25

63.00

...

17

17

63.00

53

1

54

66.00

22

22

62.00

...

12

12

40.00

32

2

34

120.50

17

17

1.50

43

43

324.00

...

58

58

264.00

...

14

14

123.00

33

33

148.00

28

1

19

1

35

2

32

1

33

62

62

74

22

74

75

2278872R

29

63.00

20

80.50

37

354.00

256.00

251.00

251.00

123.00

63.00

1,201

91

1,292

14,715.82

AVERAGE EXPENSE of each Scholar at the various Government Schools during 1871.

Outlay for 1871,

Deduct Fees from Scholars at Central School,

Actual Expenditure,..

.$14,715.82

1,763.75

.$12,952.07

1. Average Expense of each Scholar at the Government Schools,.

2.

""

11

19

3.

"

at the Central School,

"

""

at the Village Schools,

[As two of the items in the corresponding Table for last year were miscalculated, the

correct Table for 1870 is here given :—

1. Average Expense of each Scholar at the Government Schools,

2.

""

""

3.

19

99

19

at the Central School,

""

at the Village Schools,

$10.03 24.40 4.32

$9.62 26.19

3.84]

NOTE.-Item 2 should perhaps be two dollars less, and item 3 one dollar more, because part of the salary of the Head Master of the Central School, who

is also Inspector of Schools, should be charged against the Village Schools.

TABLE III.

AVERAGE MONTHLY ENROLMENT and REGULAR ATTENDANCE at the Government Schools for 1871.

Average Average Monthly Regular Enrolment. Attendance.

Average Average

Monthly Regular Enrolment. Attendance.

1. Aberdeen,

* 2. Ap-li Chau,

8. Bowrington,

28885

22

19

Brought forward,....................

583

493

39

33

59

53

15. Stanley,

28

4. Central School,

249

234

16. T?i Wong Kung,

47

5. Girls' School,

43

32

17. Tang-lung Chau, (Hak-ka),

11

6. Hok ?n,

15

9

*18. Tang-lung Chau (Pun-ti),

26

7. Hung Hom,

13

8

19. T'o-kwa W?n, (Hak-ka),

27

8. Little Hongkong,

24

16

20. T'o-kwa W?n, (Hok-lo),.

20

29. Ma-t’au Chung,

18

13

21. Webster's Crescent,

33

10. Ma-t'au Ts'?n,

33

27

22. West End,

23

a 11. Mong Kok,

18

13

23. West Point, (Hak-ka),

49

*****

23

39

8

21

20

15

28

20

44

12. Pok-f? Lam,

10

8

24. West Point, (Pun-ti),

47

41

13. Sh?u-ki W?n,

23

19

25. Wong-nai Ch’ung,..

17

10

14. Shek Sh?n,

17

9

26. Yau-ma Ti,

19

16

Carried forward,..

583

493

TOTAL,...........

930

778

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

TABLE IV.

MAXIMUM and MINIMUM MONTHLY ENROLMENT and REGULAR ATTENDANCE at the Government Schools during 1871.

1. Aberdeen,

2. Ap-li Chau,

3. Bowrington,

4. Central School, 5. Girls' School, 6. Hok Un,......

7. Hung Hom,

8. Little Hongkong, 9. Ma-t’au Ch’ung, 10. Ma-t'au Ts'?n,

11. Mong Kok,

12. Pok-f? Lam,

13. Sh?u-ki W?n,.

14. Shek Sh?n,.

15. Stanley,

16. T?i Wong Kung,

18. Tang-lung Chau, (Pun-ti),

17. Tang-lung Chau, (Hak-ka),

19. T'o-kwa W?n, (Hak-ka),

20. T'o-kwa W?n, (Hok-lo),

21. Webster's Crescent, 22. West End,

23. West Point, (Hak-ka),

24. West Point, (Pun-ti),

25. Wong-nai Chung,

26. Yau-ma Ti, .

TABLE V.

103

Maximum Minimum Maximum Monthly Monthly Regular Enrolment. Enrolment.

Minimum Regular Attendance. Attendance.

26

18

23

14

50

26

45

24

67

52

59

47

265

232

247

218

51

36

37

27

15

14

14

5

15

9

13

5

25

17

23

22

16

16

35

21

35

12

20

14

19

9

12

11

30

14

30

9

17

9

17

9

33

24

26

21

52

39

47

29

20

9

10

5

30

16

27

11

29

23

26

11

21

20

17

9

37

27

31

23

26

18

24

13

55

30

51

30

60

25

56

15

20

11

14

7

23

13

19

6

1,056

741

937

571

SUMMARY of ENROLMENT and Artendance at the Governmeut Schools for the last Ten Years.

1862.

1863.

1864. 1865. 1866. 1867.

1868. 1869.

1870.

1871.

Total Enrolment for the Year,... Maximum Regular Attendance,

Minimum Monthly Enrolment, Minimum Regular Attendance,

733

535

502

597

623

700

916

942

1,302

1,201

621

469

417

535

572

610

664

748

950

937

505

414

434

418

435

533

572

627

683

741

299

301

324

330

337

408

460

504

556

571

January, February, March,

Deduct, as attending schools of all denominations, say,

TABLE VI.

NUMBER of UNEDUCATED CHILDREN in the Colony of Hongkong in 1871.

Number of Children in the Colony, under 16 years of age, as per last Census, Deduct, as being under 6 years of age, say,

21,461

7,851

2,610

10,461

Total Number of Uneducated Children,....

11,000

TABLE VII.

ENROLMENT and ATTENDANCE at the Central School during 1871.

Monthly Enrolment.

Regular Attendance.

239

226

240

226

250

237

265

252

263

245

260

247

256

242

248

239

249

233

242

226

240

221

232

218

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October,

November,

December,

Average,

249

234

FREDERICK STEWART,

Inspector of Government Schools.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

CENTRAL SCHOOL EXAMINATION PAPERS FOR 1871.

FIRST CLASS.

I. ALGEBRA.

1.

2

x + 2 ax + 3 a × x2 - 2 ax + a2.

6

3

2

2.

L

3.

3

x2

?

x-2x+1 -X 2x + 1.

x + (14) = (21x). Find the value of x.

4. A and B have $8; A and C have $10; B and C have $12. What have they each?

2 2

5.

6.

Find the G. C. M. of 4 x2 + 3 x 10 and 4x + 7 x2

Find the Square Root of 2-8 x y + 24 x3 y3 — 32 xy3 + 16 y1.

x3

3

2

3 x

15.

7.

Find the values of x and y in-

(60 marks.)

-

2 x Y-3

= 4.

5

x-2

3 y + 25 2

9.

3

x3-8

8.

X

=2. Find the values of x.

x2+5

9.

A debt can be paid in 52 weeks by paying 1/ the first week, 3/ the second, 5/ the third, and so on.

amount of the debt, and of the last payment?

What is the

10.

A workman was engaged for 28 days at 60 cents a day; but, instead of receiving anything, he had to pay a fine

of 24 cents for every day he was absent. He received $12.60. How many days was he absent?

II. ARITHMETIC.

(60 marks.)

77

1. Divide 2 + (of 34)

by 15.

2.

A ship is worth $16,000.

           If I have of it, and sell of my share, how much have I left, and what is it worth? 3. Divide 1121.4 by 534, and prove by Vulgar Fractions.

4. Reduce 7/10 to the decimal of ?2.

5.

Fine the Square Root of 282475249.

6. Find the Cube Root of 69426531.

7. The interest of a certain sum of money, lent for 4 years and 9 months, at $4 per cent a year, is $161.50. What

was the sum lent?

8. Find the difference between the Simple and Compound Interest of ?13,333,,6,,8 for 5 years at 5 per cent.

9.

I bought a knife at 1/ and sold it at a profit of 2d. What was the gain per cent ?

10. A can do a piece of work in 20 days of 7 hours, and B can do it in 14 days of 8 hours; how many hours a day

should A and B be engaged together to finish the work in 10 days?

I.

METALS:

III. CHEMISTRY.

(1.) How may the Metals be classified?

(2.) What is the proportion of Metals to Non-metals?

(3.) What Metals are represented by these symbols:- Fe, Hg, K, Na, Pb, Pd, Pt, Sn?

II. ALLOYS :-

III.

(1.) What is an Alloy ?

(2.) Mention some of the more important ones and their composition.

(3.) What name is given to Alloys which contain Mercury?

IRON :---

(1.) What are the properties of Iron?

(2.) Distinguish Cast Iron, Malleable Iron, and Steel.

(80 marks.)

(3.) What are the processes by which these three states of Iron are produced; and in what does the distinction

between them consist?

IV.

COPPER:

(1.) In what places does Copper occur?

(2.) Mention the principal Copper ores, and the methods by which they are reduced.

(3.) What are the Tests for Copper?

V. LEAD:-

(1.) Enumerate and describe the Oxides of Lead.

(2.) Give the more common Salts of Lead, and express their composition in symbols.

(3.) What is the composition of these substances :---

(a) Plumber's Solder, (b) Fine Solder, (c) Type Metal, and (d) Shot?

VI.

SILVER:

(1.) By what process can chemically-pure Silver be obtained?

(2.) How is Silver extracted from Galena?

(3.) What are the properties of Silver?

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VII. GOLD :—

105

(1.) Mention some places where Gold is found; and give the percentage of Gold to Silver in the specimens

found in those places.

(2.) Given 6 Fe SO, + 2 Au Cl, to find Gold.

3

(3.) What are the Tests for Gold?

VIII. TIN :-

(1.) What is the principal ore of Tin, and how is it reduced?

(2.) What is Mine Tin, and what is Stream Tin?

(3.) What is Tin-plate? Describe the process by which it is made.

IV. COMPOSITION.

THE ORANGE.

V. DICTATION.

(100 marks.)

(50 marks.)

  When I was a child of seven years old, my friends on a holiday, filled my pocket with half-pence. I went directly toward a shop where toys were sold for children, and being charmed with the sound of a whistle that I met by the way, in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered him all my money for it. I then came home, and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers, and sisters, and cousins, under- standing the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for it as it was worth, put me in mind what good things I might have bought with the rest of the money, and laughed at me so much for my folly, that I cried with vexation. This little event, however, was afterwards of use to me, the impression continuing on my mind; so that often, when I was tempted to buy some unnecessary thing, I said to myself, "Don't give too much for the whistle;" and so I saved my money.

VI. MATHEMATICAL DRAWING.

1. Bisect any given angle.

2.

Find the centre of any given circle.

(40 marks.)

3. From a given point, let fall a perpendicular upon a given straight line, the point to be nearly opposite the end

of the given line.

4. Construct an ellipse, the transverse diameter being 6 inches, the conjugate 4 inches.

6. Upon any straight line construct a regular octagon.

5.

Upon any straight line draw a regular pentagon.

VII. GEOGRAPHY.

(50 marks.)

1. If you were asked to take a ship from Calcutta to St. Petersburg, through what seas, straits, &c., and past what

countries would you sail?

2. Give the principal Volcanoes in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

3.

Name the three great Rivers of China, the Provinces through which they flow, and the principal cities on their

banks.

4. Give the principal Rivers in the North and West of Africa.

5. Give a short account of Soudan or Nigritia.

6. Give the principal mountain Ranges in Africa.

7. Describe the Sahara, or Great Desert.

8. Draw as full and correct a Map of Africa as you can.

VIII. GEOMETRY.

1. Define a Circle, an Isosceles Triangle, a Rhombus, and a Parallelogram.

2. From the greater of two straight lines to cut off a part equal to the less.

3. To bisect a given rectilineal angle, that is, to divide it into two equal angles.

(50 marks.)

To make a triangle of which the sides shall be equal to three given straight lines, but any two whatever of these

must be greater than the third.

5. To draw a straight line through a given point parallel to a given straight line.

6. To describe a square upon a given straight line.

1.

IX. GRAMMAR. Part single or with mate

Graze the sea-weed, their pasture, and thro' groves

Of coral stray, or sporting with quick glance

(40 marks.)

Show to the sun their waved coats dropt with gold.

Parse the words in italics.

2. Analyse into simple sentences:—

If they eat up our food, and worry our skin and ears, we must remember that they also themselves supply abundant food both to birds and fish, on which we ourselves partly subsist, and that to three of their tribes we owe much.

106

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3. Supply the words omitted in the following sentences:-

Most these animals-found-the sea, or attached-rocks washed-the sea, or-fresh-lakes; but some-them live-land, as the snails-the slugs, so destructive—our gardens.

4. Write in full the Past Tense, Indicative, Potential, and Subjunctive, Active and Passive, of the Verb to teach. 5. Conjugate, creep, drive, flee, fly, go, hold and slay.

6. Why are these sentences wrong ?——

1. Let me to do that.

2. Her father and her were present.

3. I have wrote my letter.

4. Each of my brothers in their turn tried it.

5. He is exceeding well.

X. MENSURATION.

(60 marks.)

1.

2.

The side of a square court-yard measures 88 ft. 6 in. What will it cost to pave it at 48 cents per yard ? What is the side of a square whose area is 945,169 square feet?

3.

The area of a rectangular field is 42 ac. 2 r. 34 p.

What is its length,-its breadth being 1,675 links?

4.

A window contains 48 panes, each in the form of a rhombus, whose base measures 10 in., and perpendicular

64 inches. What will it cost to glaze it at 24 cents per square foot ?

5. Required the area of the gable-end of a house, the base, or distance between the eaves, being 24 feet 6 in., and

the perpendicular from the ridge to the middle of the base 8 ft. 4 in.

6. How many yards of carpet 是yard wide, will be required to cover a room 48 ft. 4 in. long, and 40 ft. 6 in. wide;

what will

and

the

carpet cost at $1.26 per yard?

XI TRANSLATION.

CHINESE INTO ENGLISH.

子以 以以

也仕

(60 marks.)

行也去父母

魯日遲遲吾

接浙而行去

孔子之去齊

以處而處可

以久而久可

以速而速可

國之道也可

非禮也

之託於諸侯

諸侯禮也士

國而後託於

敢也諸侯失

也孟子曰不

不託諸侯何

萬章日士之

者是

故我

之長亦長吾

之?長楚人

悅者也故謂

也是以我?

之弟則不愛

則愛之秦人

告子曰吾弟

謂之外也

?悅者也故

之長是以長

孟子謂萬章

孟子曰富歲

食七人中次 一國之善士 次食八人中 之善士斯友 夫食九人上 之善士一國 畝之糞上農 士斯友一鄉

一夫百畝百 耕者之所獲

日一鄉之善

子弟多賴凶

歲子弟多暴

爾殊也其所

非天之降才

官者其祿以 善士

五人庶人在 斯友天下之

食六人下食 天下之善士

是?差

者然也

以陷溺其心

1. The stem may be

called

the

XII. TRANSLATION.

ENGLISH INTO CHINESE.

(60 marks.)

body of the plant, for it supports the branches, foliage, and flowers. It is either

woody as in our trees and bushes, or fleshy, or hollow, as in grass and corn.

2. Air and light are necessary to plants. If a leaf is deprived of light it loses its colour. The size of the leaf bears

no proportion to the size or strength of the tree, but the number does.

3. What art has done for men, nature has, in many instances, done for those animals which are incapable of using

art. Their clothing of its own accord changes with their necessities.

4. The hare doubles and winds in a most ingenious manner, when she runs from her enemies, in order to conceal her track, which they would follow by the scent. The rabbit pops his little head out of his hole to peer for dan- ger, before he ventures abroad.

5. The planets are celestial bodies which revolve round the sun on the same principle as the earth. They are divided into primary and secondary. Those which revolve immediately round the sun are called primary. The smaller ones which revolve round primary planets are called secondary.

6. Chemistry makes us acquainted with many facts of which, without it, we must have remained in ignorance. How wonderful that the diamond should be made of the same material with coal, and that the most part, by bulk, of water should be an inflammable substance.

時曾遊桂縣

呂蒙正未第

日呂公能詩

客有知之者

旦待呂甚薄

縣宰之子胡

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XIII. TRANSLATION.

CHINESE INTO ENGLISH.

(SPECIAL.)

(100 marks.)

107

宜少加禮胡

問有何好句

笑燈客問

客曰桃盡寒

渴胡寒句

睡漢耳呂甚

恨之明年中

狀元寄聲於

胡渴睡漢狀

元及第矣胡

日待我明年

XIV. TRANSLATION.

ENGLISH INTO CHINESE.

(SPECIAL.)

(100 marks.)

  A stag quenching his thirst in a clear lake, was struck with the beauty of his horns, which he saw reflected in the water. At the same time, observing the extreme slenderness of his legs, "What a pity it is," said he, "that so fine a creature should be furnished with so despicable a set of spindleshanks! What a truly noble animal I should be, were my legs in any degree answerable to my horns!" In the midst of these thoughts he was alarmed by the cry of a pack of hounds. He immediately bounded through the forest, and left his pursuers so far behind that he might have escaped; but rushing into a thick wood, his horns were entangled in the branches, where he was held till the hounds came up, and tore him in pieces. In his last moments he thus exclaimed, "How ill do we judge of our true advantages! The legs, which I despised, would have borne me away in safety, had not the antlers I was so vain of, betrayed me to

ruin.'

籌矣次榜胡

及第輸君一

果然中首選

Total marks 910.

The marks gained by the first nine were:-

754, 738, 714, 707, 705, 685, 685, 635, and

607.

FREDERICK STEWART, Head Master.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon on Thursday, the 14th Instant, for the making up and supply of the undermentioned Summer Clothing for the use of the Police Department:-

40 Suits of White Duck for Inspectors, &c.

16 Helmets with Puggaries for

do.

750 Suits of Drabbete for Europeans and Indians.

130 Rattan Helmets with Cotton Cover and Puggaries.

224 Suits of Drabbete for Chinese Land Force.

135 Serge Jackets for Chinese Water Police. 135 Pairs Drabbete Trousers for

250 Chinese Hats.

258 Pairs Chinese Shoes.

112 Pairs Stockings.

do.

No Tender will be received unless the Person tendering shall produce a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $100 as a pledge of the bona fides of his offer, which sum shall be forfeited to the Crown if such Person shall refuse to carry out his Tender.

Form of Tender and any further information can be obtained on application at the Office of the Captain Superintendent of Police.

No Tender will be received unless sent in the Form required.

The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH,

No. 46.

Acting Colonial Secretary-

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1872.

時曾遊桂縣

呂蒙正未第

日呂公能詩

客有知之者

旦待呂甚薄

縣宰之子胡

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

XIII. TRANSLATION.

CHINESE INTO ENGLISH.

(SPECIAL.)

(100 marks.)

107

宜少加禮胡

問有何好句

笑燈客問

客曰桃盡寒

渴胡寒句

睡漢耳呂甚

恨之明年中

狀元寄聲於

胡渴睡漢狀

元及第矣胡

日待我明年

XIV. TRANSLATION.

ENGLISH INTO CHINESE.

(SPECIAL.)

(100 marks.)

  A stag quenching his thirst in a clear lake, was struck with the beauty of his horns, which he saw reflected in the water. At the same time, observing the extreme slenderness of his legs, "What a pity it is," said he, "that so fine a creature should be furnished with so despicable a set of spindleshanks! What a truly noble animal I should be, were my legs in any degree answerable to my horns!" In the midst of these thoughts he was alarmed by the cry of a pack of hounds. He immediately bounded through the forest, and left his pursuers so far behind that he might have escaped; but rushing into a thick wood, his horns were entangled in the branches, where he was held till the hounds came up, and tore him in pieces. In his last moments he thus exclaimed, "How ill do we judge of our true advantages! The legs, which I despised, would have borne me away in safety, had not the antlers I was so vain of, betrayed me to

ruin.'

籌矣次榜胡

及第輸君一

果然中首選

Total marks 910.

The marks gained by the first nine were:-

754, 738, 714, 707, 705, 685, 685, 635, and

607.

FREDERICK STEWART, Head Master.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon on Thursday, the 14th Instant, for the making up and supply of the undermentioned Summer Clothing for the use of the Police Department:-

40 Suits of White Duck for Inspectors, &c.

16 Helmets with Puggaries for

do.

750 Suits of Drabbete for Europeans and Indians.

130 Rattan Helmets with Cotton Cover and Puggaries.

224 Suits of Drabbete for Chinese Land Force.

135 Serge Jackets for Chinese Water Police. 135 Pairs Drabbete Trousers for

250 Chinese Hats.

258 Pairs Chinese Shoes.

112 Pairs Stockings.

do.

No Tender will be received unless the Person tendering shall produce a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $100 as a pledge of the bona fides of his offer, which sum shall be forfeited to the Crown if such Person shall refuse to carry out his Tender.

Form of Tender and any further information can be obtained on application at the Office of the Captain Superintendent of Police.

No Tender will be received unless sent in the Form required.

The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH,

No. 46.

Acting Colonial Secretary-

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1872.

=

-

DATE.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 1ST MARCH, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

109

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro-

meter.

meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

February 24

30.17

56

30.29

64

55

66

30.10

61

25

30.11

54

30.09

68

56

69

30.05

62

""

26

30.15

55

30.18

63

56

69

30.11

60

""

27

30.18

57

30.25

64

55

65

30.17

61

""

28

30.21

55

30.23

63

55

66

30.17

59

""

29

30.23

56

30.27

60

54

66

30.17

58

""

March

1

30.20

58

30.19

65

56

66

30.13

63

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 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO- METER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self Registering

'NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Max

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

6 A.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

6 P.M.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

1872.

Feb. 24 28.30 28.35 28.34 28.30| 28.30; 52.0 57.5 58.5 50.5 55.5 56.051.0

25 28.28 28.30 28.29 28.27 28.25 57.0

"

58.5 E

63.5 61.5 | 55.0 60.5 59.0 56.5 63.5 SE

6 E

2 SE

5 E

5

0.00

Fine, very hazy.

3 E

3

0.00

Do., do.

7

26 28.30 28.33 28.34 28.31 28.30 56.0

56.0 58.0 55.0 55.0 55.0 55.5 | 65.0

NE

4 N

4 N

2

0.00

Fog; 11 A.M., fine hazy.

27 28.33 28.38 28 38 28.35 28.32 53.0

54.5 56.5 51.5 53.0 55.0 52.0 63.5 E

6 E

3 E

1

0.00

Fog; 10 A.M., fine hazy.

i

28 28.34 28.38 28.36 28.33 28.32 49.5

"

54.5 54.0 47.5 51.0 52.0 48.5 58.0

!

"

29 28.31 28.35 28.35 28.80 28.29, 49.0 50.5 51.0 48.0 49.0 48.5 47.5 57.0 E

Mar. 128.35, 28.38 28.37 28.35 28.31 51.0 56.0 58.049.553.0 55.550.0 56.0 E

?

;

2 2 2

E

7 E

5 E

Co

0.00

Fine, very hazy.

7 E

6 E

7

0.00

4 E

6 E

0.00

Fine overcast; 10 A.M., cloudy,

Fine cloudy.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 1st March, 1872.

Emma Miss

Gacier, J. 2 Gracias, Seriacol Goldenberg,

Carolina

Gauthr?, E.

Monsr.

Letters. Papers.

D'E?a Longfellow, C. A.1

Letters. Papers.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Abalos, Eudo-

cia L. Alvares, Fran-

cisco Luiz

Curtis, Walter 2

1

Lincoln, A.

1

Cowles, John

3

P. Jr.

Lobo, Antonio? 1

1

Chadwick,

regd.

Antongini, Carlo1

Paris, J. J. Pickard, Jo- seph R. M. Padino, Carpio 1

1

Labin, M.

1

Arthur, T. F. 1

Causse,

La Rogue,

Arveza, Luis L. 1

Monsr. F.

1

Garron e Ha-

Monsr. De

Rowthorn, Wm. 1

Averbuch, S.

2

Cregon, E.

2

nes, Sr. Dn. J

1

Lobo, Pedro

Russel, Chis. W. 1

Carter, W. H.

1

Antonio

Robert, G.

1

2

Cunha, Abino dal

Hooper, C. C. 1

Longo, Feli-

Ramug,

1

Chavis, F. M.

1

Hober, K.

1

1 regd.

Crisiues, Sr.

Heselton, Edwd. 1

1

Harbord, W.

1

(Rope maker)

1

Herton, E.

1

Monsr.

Barrier, A.

Brown, Paul

Revd.

Brown, Mr.

Bols, Louis

Brown, E.

1

Juaquin Sr.}

Roper, Howard 1 R.D., (Your

Affecte.

Sister) Rozario, das

Simon, Groi-

neur

Santos, Pedro

de los Scheaffer,

Lets. Paps,

} 1

1

Rosina Miss! Stewart, William1 Selugmann, E. 1 Sullivan, M.

O. Capt. Schelfer, J. F.

1

Susca, L. Mrs. 1 Schombury, A. 1

N

Besnard, Monsr. 1

1

Barden, W. Capt. 1 Brady, Geo. H. 1 Boys, Angels Bragan?a, A.

  A. de Bodasaib, Boyle, Mrs.

Brussell M.

D. Damian ? Conill, George 1 Campbell, A. EJ Carmichael, D. 1 Cushen, Charles!

Day, Capt. J. 2 Durand,

Antonio

Howell Hutton, Robert 2 Henderson, David 1

Hranuelli,

pe Antonio Lobo, Louis

Manoel

McArthur,

John McPherson, John1

Marcus, Herbert1

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Martin, Madame 1 Markey, Philip 2 Mason, Mrs.

Warrish Man Wolung

}1 regd.

1

Millington, Henry 1 Musgara, Bastinel Magriva, C.

Dores Fran-

1

cisca Ramers, D.

Razio, J. do

Ray Nath Ray 1 regd.

Rotter, Th. Roger, J.

(Engineer)}

1

1

2

Sartustegui, Miguel Seaford, James 1 Shafen, Roses Mis 1

Short, W. Smith, E.

Pedro R.

1

Teunne, Geo.

1

Thomson, Geo. M.

1

Terry, H. K.

Thompson, F.

1

Tettemer,Spencer1

1

Tietsch, G.

Thevenin,Monsr.1

Ure, James

(Seaman)

} 2

Vercele Amele 1 Vening, A. F. 4

1

Signor Pietro

1

A.}:

Monsr.Louis

1

Holls, Henry

Denis, Monsr.

1 regd.

1

(Seaman)

Thomas

Hams, P.

1

G. A.

1

Davis, N.

1

Hodgkins, W. R. 1

Dunn, T. G.

1

Maleo, Champon1 Mahomed,

Browne, W.

1

Domenice,

Iversen, G. 1

Brophy, M.

1

Antonio e

3

Buxton, J. H.

1

Di Ruggiero

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

Burns, A.

1

Josekes

1

Baron, L. R. de

2

Durnen,

Jullie, Miss

1

Barboro, Madaline1

Horatio T.

Johnston, W.

i

Sra. Da.

}

Baptista, Anto. 1

(Engineer)

Jamau, Monsr. 1

Sequeira,

D'arcy, MattynA.1

Newbery, W. T. 1

Cummings,

1

Doudney, A.

1

Drew, J.

Dethey, W. Heer 1

Keer, Win. B. Revd. 1 Knell, T. 3 Knell, Matthew 2

Nichols, G. B.

2

Scott, Fredk.

Kent, Capt.

Edlind, Gustaf 1

1

John F.

Erickson, E.

1

1

Jos? M.

1

Fonseca, Maria Francisca

Kelly, John W. 2 Kutchee King, Chs.

1 regd.

1

3

Flood, Edwin

1

Leguro, Vicencia 1

Thomas

Cunha, Felis-

berto da Chamberland,

W. Carvalho,

Casimods, M. Costa, Anto.

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

Ships of War, 1st March, 1872.

Nelson, Peter

1

1

W.

Otter, Albert O'Keeffe, John F. 1 Oliver, Mr. 1

1

Smith, R.

Smith, Joseph 1 Sustenance,Capt.1

Selover, Isaac W. 1

Wild, H. Wiggins, J. Walmsley, Warish Meal Wythies&Co.,

1

1

1

1 regd.

1

1

Phillimore, J. 1 Panigati, F. Pironet, F. Monsr.1

Soutter, John 1 Souza, D. F. 1 regd.

W. Messrs. Wahond, R. B. Wuthrich, B.

1

1

1

Syedmoollah, Spence, C. J.

regd.

1

Zoorack, Mr.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adventure

2

Elk

1

Iron Duke Princess

Charlotte

5 34 Rinaldo

4 3

Salamis

3

6

=

-

DATE.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 1ST MARCH, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

109

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro-

meter.

meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

February 24

30.17

56

30.29

64

55

66

30.10

61

25

30.11

54

30.09

68

56

69

30.05

62

""

26

30.15

55

30.18

63

56

69

30.11

60

""

27

30.18

57

30.25

64

55

65

30.17

61

""

28

30.21

55

30.23

63

55

66

30.17

59

""

29

30.23

56

30.27

60

54

66

30.17

58

""

March

1

30.20

58

30.19

65

56

66

30.13

63

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 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO- METER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self Registering

'NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Max

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

6 A.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

6 P.M.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

1872.

Feb. 24 28.30 28.35 28.34 28.30| 28.30; 52.0 57.5 58.5 50.5 55.5 56.051.0

25 28.28 28.30 28.29 28.27 28.25 57.0

"

58.5 E

63.5 61.5 | 55.0 60.5 59.0 56.5 63.5 SE

6 E

2 SE

5 E

5

0.00

Fine, very hazy.

3 E

3

0.00

Do., do.

7

26 28.30 28.33 28.34 28.31 28.30 56.0

56.0 58.0 55.0 55.0 55.0 55.5 | 65.0

NE

4 N

4 N

2

0.00

Fog; 11 A.M., fine hazy.

27 28.33 28.38 28 38 28.35 28.32 53.0

54.5 56.5 51.5 53.0 55.0 52.0 63.5 E

6 E

3 E

1

0.00

Fog; 10 A.M., fine hazy.

i

28 28.34 28.38 28.36 28.33 28.32 49.5

"

54.5 54.0 47.5 51.0 52.0 48.5 58.0

!

"

29 28.31 28.35 28.35 28.80 28.29, 49.0 50.5 51.0 48.0 49.0 48.5 47.5 57.0 E

Mar. 128.35, 28.38 28.37 28.35 28.31 51.0 56.0 58.049.553.0 55.550.0 56.0 E

?

;

2 2 2

E

7 E

5 E

Co

0.00

Fine, very hazy.

7 E

6 E

7

0.00

4 E

6 E

0.00

Fine overcast; 10 A.M., cloudy,

Fine cloudy.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 1st March, 1872.

Emma Miss

Gacier, J. 2 Gracias, Seriacol Goldenberg,

Carolina

Gauthr?, E.

Monsr.

Letters. Papers.

D'E?a Longfellow, C. A.1

Letters. Papers.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

Abalos, Eudo-

cia L. Alvares, Fran-

cisco Luiz

Curtis, Walter 2

1

Lincoln, A.

1

Cowles, John

3

P. Jr.

Lobo, Antonio? 1

1

Chadwick,

regd.

Antongini, Carlo1

Paris, J. J. Pickard, Jo- seph R. M. Padino, Carpio 1

1

Labin, M.

1

Arthur, T. F. 1

Causse,

La Rogue,

Arveza, Luis L. 1

Monsr. F.

1

Garron e Ha-

Monsr. De

Rowthorn, Wm. 1

Averbuch, S.

2

Cregon, E.

2

nes, Sr. Dn. J

1

Lobo, Pedro

Russel, Chis. W. 1

Carter, W. H.

1

Antonio

Robert, G.

1

2

Cunha, Abino dal

Hooper, C. C. 1

Longo, Feli-

Ramug,

1

Chavis, F. M.

1

Hober, K.

1

1 regd.

Crisiues, Sr.

Heselton, Edwd. 1

1

Harbord, W.

1

(Rope maker)

1

Herton, E.

1

Monsr.

Barrier, A.

Brown, Paul

Revd.

Brown, Mr.

Bols, Louis

Brown, E.

1

Juaquin Sr.}

Roper, Howard 1 R.D., (Your

Affecte.

Sister) Rozario, das

Simon, Groi-

neur

Santos, Pedro

de los Scheaffer,

Lets. Paps,

} 1

1

Rosina Miss! Stewart, William1 Selugmann, E. 1 Sullivan, M.

O. Capt. Schelfer, J. F.

1

Susca, L. Mrs. 1 Schombury, A. 1

N

Besnard, Monsr. 1

1

Barden, W. Capt. 1 Brady, Geo. H. 1 Boys, Angels Bragan?a, A.

  A. de Bodasaib, Boyle, Mrs.

Brussell M.

D. Damian ? Conill, George 1 Campbell, A. EJ Carmichael, D. 1 Cushen, Charles!

Day, Capt. J. 2 Durand,

Antonio

Howell Hutton, Robert 2 Henderson, David 1

Hranuelli,

pe Antonio Lobo, Louis

Manoel

McArthur,

John McPherson, John1

Marcus, Herbert1

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Martin, Madame 1 Markey, Philip 2 Mason, Mrs.

Warrish Man Wolung

}1 regd.

1

Millington, Henry 1 Musgara, Bastinel Magriva, C.

Dores Fran-

1

cisca Ramers, D.

Razio, J. do

Ray Nath Ray 1 regd.

Rotter, Th. Roger, J.

(Engineer)}

1

1

2

Sartustegui, Miguel Seaford, James 1 Shafen, Roses Mis 1

Short, W. Smith, E.

Pedro R.

1

Teunne, Geo.

1

Thomson, Geo. M.

1

Terry, H. K.

Thompson, F.

1

Tettemer,Spencer1

1

Tietsch, G.

Thevenin,Monsr.1

Ure, James

(Seaman)

} 2

Vercele Amele 1 Vening, A. F. 4

1

Signor Pietro

1

A.}:

Monsr.Louis

1

Holls, Henry

Denis, Monsr.

1 regd.

1

(Seaman)

Thomas

Hams, P.

1

G. A.

1

Davis, N.

1

Hodgkins, W. R. 1

Dunn, T. G.

1

Maleo, Champon1 Mahomed,

Browne, W.

1

Domenice,

Iversen, G. 1

Brophy, M.

1

Antonio e

3

Buxton, J. H.

1

Di Ruggiero

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

Burns, A.

1

Josekes

1

Baron, L. R. de

2

Durnen,

Jullie, Miss

1

Barboro, Madaline1

Horatio T.

Johnston, W.

i

Sra. Da.

}

Baptista, Anto. 1

(Engineer)

Jamau, Monsr. 1

Sequeira,

D'arcy, MattynA.1

Newbery, W. T. 1

Cummings,

1

Doudney, A.

1

Drew, J.

Dethey, W. Heer 1

Keer, Win. B. Revd. 1 Knell, T. 3 Knell, Matthew 2

Nichols, G. B.

2

Scott, Fredk.

Kent, Capt.

Edlind, Gustaf 1

1

John F.

Erickson, E.

1

1

Jos? M.

1

Fonseca, Maria Francisca

Kelly, John W. 2 Kutchee King, Chs.

1 regd.

1

3

Flood, Edwin

1

Leguro, Vicencia 1

Thomas

Cunha, Felis-

berto da Chamberland,

W. Carvalho,

Casimods, M. Costa, Anto.

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

Ships of War, 1st March, 1872.

Nelson, Peter

1

1

W.

Otter, Albert O'Keeffe, John F. 1 Oliver, Mr. 1

1

Smith, R.

Smith, Joseph 1 Sustenance,Capt.1

Selover, Isaac W. 1

Wild, H. Wiggins, J. Walmsley, Warish Meal Wythies&Co.,

1

1

1

1 regd.

1

1

Phillimore, J. 1 Panigati, F. Pironet, F. Monsr.1

Soutter, John 1 Souza, D. F. 1 regd.

W. Messrs. Wahond, R. B. Wuthrich, B.

1

1

1

Syedmoollah, Spence, C. J.

regd.

1

Zoorack, Mr.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adventure

2

Elk

1

Iron Duke Princess

Charlotte

5 34 Rinaldo

4 3

Salamis

3

6

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Avon

1

Araby Maid

1

Caroline Cammila

3

1

Ambassador 1

Cenparielle

1

Golden Spar Game Cock Garibaldi

1

Anahauc

1

Catherine

Goliah

1

Anny Henderson1

Fullerton

Gem

1

Amoor

4

5

Gertrude

1

Arabie

1

Delta

Ashburton

1

Havilah

1

Dorothy

Aviso

1

Hindustan

1

Diamant

Deerfoot

1

Hampton Court 5

1

Blanche

2

Duc de Malakof 2

110

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND MARCH, 1872.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 1st March, 1872.

61212

Leander

Locknager 2

-

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps

Sir Harry Parkes3 Seafield

Scotland, s. s. Segis Strathmore Sampan Schiehallion St. Anne Sunprove, s.s. Shenchi

3

1

21122211

Letters. Papers

Killerney Khandish

24

1

Naples Neva

1

1

1

Nijassa Neville

1

1

Lass of Gawler 1

Linga

Onward Ormoy

Martin

1

Pehlwan

3

Mikado

1

Prince Waldemarl

Minnie Graham 3

Papillon

1

British Cons-

titutions

}

12 3

Dashing Wave 1

Isle of Wight. 1

Maria

1

Peng Chao

Titania

2

2

Isles of the Sea 1

Mongyne

1

Hai, s.s.

Bombay

3

3

Italy

1

1

Marnix de St.

Boyne

4

Ellen Lewis

Ilione

3

Aldegonde

}

Paralos

Union

2

Prospero

1

Blackwell, s s.

1

Ellina

1

Min

6

Peruana

Elsses, str.

1

J. P. Smith

1

Cissy

City of Agra

1

6 3

Channel Queen 4

GN GO TH

Envangeline

1

Jeannie Eastman1

Mary Blair Mohican

Veronica Vesta

~ 22

2

1

Rangoon, s.s. 3

Windhover

1

Ellen Browse

2

4

Countess Russell1

Cornuvia

3

Constantin

1

C. J.

1

Flying Fish Fred. Warren 3 Foune

1 Forward Ho 1

1

Jurgen Bruhn 1

Josephine Amedee

Mimi

1

Rockwood

1

Wave Queen

1

1

Moss Glen

1

Reigate

2

War Cloud

4

M. E. Ray

1

Raisaid

1

William Ritson 1

1

James Aikens 2 Johanna Willam 1 Jean Sands

Marquis of Argyle2

1

Radiant

3

Washie, str.

2

1

Nellie Hastings 1

Rapid Rifle

Walsgriff

1

Westbury

2

NOTICE.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

PROBATE JURISDICTION,

In the Goods of DOUGALL MCLACHLAN DRYS-

WONG-KEE-KWONG.

CHARLES HOLT.

WILLIAM EVANS.

"

SHEIK NIZAM.

""

59

""

""

[DALE.

JOHN HELMAN, otherwise.

HARRY WALTON.

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance

with the Provisions of Ordinance No. 9 of 1870, Section III an Order has been made by the Honorable Henry John Ball, Acting Chief Jus- tice of the said Court limiting the time for Cre-

THERM

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JULIUS

MENKE in our Firm ceased on the 31st of December, 1870.

WM. PUSTAU & Co. Hongkong and China, 16th December, 1871.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM HENRY MOORE and MR.

admitted Partners in our firm.

LAMMERT, ATKINSON & Co. Hongkong, 30th June, 1870.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM ABBOTT TURNBULL is au-

ditors and others to send in their claims against thorized to sign our Firm from this date. the above Estates to Friday, the 2nd day of August, 1872, on or before which date all claims must be proved, otherwise they will not be in- Icluded in the Scheme of Division.

  All persons indebted to the said Estates are re- quested to make immediate payment to

W. H. ALEXANDER, Official Administrator.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

OTICE.-The Public Sitting for the said

make application for his order of discharge stands adjourned till Wednesday the 13th day of March instant, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

M

NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR retired from

our Firm, 31st December, 1871.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

NOTICE.

Estate of GIFFARD DOWNING MOODY, Esq.,

L

deceased.

BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON & Co. Shanghai 1st May, 1871.

IT

NOTICE.

is hereby notified for the information of Shippers and Underwriters that the steamers Appin, Dragon, Kiushu, Nanzing, Sin Nan- zing, Yuen-tze-fee, and Mided, being com- manded by Officers qualified to perform the duties of Pilots, will run hereafter without taking Station Pilots either Inward or Outward.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. Shanghai, 1st May, 1871.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED- WARD PETTIT in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

Mr. ALFRED HUTCHISON was admitted a Partner therein on the 1st January.

Canton, 1st March, 1871.

NOTICE.

DEACON & Co.

ETTERS of Administration to the Estate and I HAVE this day established myself at this Port

Effects of the late Giffard Downing Moody, deceased, having been granted to the under- signed,-

  All persons having claims against the deceased, are requested to send in particulars thereof on or before the First day of May, 1872. All per- sons indebted to, or holding funds or property of the deceased, are requested to communicate as soon as possible with

date.

ALFRED L. TURNER. Administrator.

NOTICE.

R. WILHELM REINERS is authorized to

PROuration

            MELCHERS & Co, Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. F. CLAUSS in our firm ceased on the 31st

December, 1871, by mutual consent.

Hongkong & China, the 1st January, 1872. BOURJAU, H?BENER & Co.

NOTICE.

MR. CARL ROBERT in Bus Er is at is day

admitted a partner in our Firm at Hong-

kong and at Canton.

PAUL EHLERS & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

as a Merchant and Commission Agent under the style or firm of

F. PEIL,

and I have authorized MR. F. E. HEYDEN and Mr. H. MEYER to sign my firm by procuration.

F. PEIL. Hongkong, 15th December, 1870.

NOTICE.

MR.ur content from all participation in the

JOHN HIGGIN having withdrawn with

management of our business has henceforth no authority to sign or incur obligations on the part of our firm.

Iloilo, 12th October, 1870.

NOTICE.

LONEY & Co.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKIN-

Firm on the 1st of January last.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 10th March, 1870.

NOTICE. THE interest and responsibility of WAHEE and TONG MOW-CHPP, in our Firm, ceased on this day.

WAHEE, SMITH & Co. East Point. Hongkong, 21st December, 1869.

ME

NOTICE.

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SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, November 1, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM GEORGE PRICE is au-

from this date.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 17th July, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES HART is authorized to sign our

Mr Firan per procuration in Hongkong.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 17th June, 1869.

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GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

That port for the Liverpool Underwriters

THE Undersigned have been appointed Agents

Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

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Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Avon

1

Araby Maid

1

Caroline Cammila

3

1

Ambassador 1

Cenparielle

1

Golden Spar Game Cock Garibaldi

1

Anahauc

1

Catherine

Goliah

1

Anny Henderson1

Fullerton

Gem

1

Amoor

4

5

Gertrude

1

Arabie

1

Delta

Ashburton

1

Havilah

1

Dorothy

Aviso

1

Hindustan

1

Diamant

Deerfoot

1

Hampton Court 5

1

Blanche

2

Duc de Malakof 2

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Locknager 2

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Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps

Sir Harry Parkes3 Seafield

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NOTICE.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

PROBATE JURISDICTION,

In the Goods of DOUGALL MCLACHLAN DRYS-

WONG-KEE-KWONG.

CHARLES HOLT.

WILLIAM EVANS.

"

SHEIK NIZAM.

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[DALE.

JOHN HELMAN, otherwise.

HARRY WALTON.

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance

with the Provisions of Ordinance No. 9 of 1870, Section III an Order has been made by the Honorable Henry John Ball, Acting Chief Jus- tice of the said Court limiting the time for Cre-

THERM

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JULIUS

MENKE in our Firm ceased on the 31st of December, 1870.

WM. PUSTAU & Co. Hongkong and China, 16th December, 1871.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM HENRY MOORE and MR.

admitted Partners in our firm.

LAMMERT, ATKINSON & Co. Hongkong, 30th June, 1870.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM ABBOTT TURNBULL is au-

ditors and others to send in their claims against thorized to sign our Firm from this date. the above Estates to Friday, the 2nd day of August, 1872, on or before which date all claims must be proved, otherwise they will not be in- Icluded in the Scheme of Division.

  All persons indebted to the said Estates are re- quested to make immediate payment to

W. H. ALEXANDER, Official Administrator.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

OTICE.-The Public Sitting for the said

make application for his order of discharge stands adjourned till Wednesday the 13th day of March instant, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

M

NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR retired from

our Firm, 31st December, 1871.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

NOTICE.

Estate of GIFFARD DOWNING MOODY, Esq.,

L

deceased.

BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON & Co. Shanghai 1st May, 1871.

IT

NOTICE.

is hereby notified for the information of Shippers and Underwriters that the steamers Appin, Dragon, Kiushu, Nanzing, Sin Nan- zing, Yuen-tze-fee, and Mided, being com- manded by Officers qualified to perform the duties of Pilots, will run hereafter without taking Station Pilots either Inward or Outward.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. Shanghai, 1st May, 1871.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. ED- WARD PETTIT in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

Mr. ALFRED HUTCHISON was admitted a Partner therein on the 1st January.

Canton, 1st March, 1871.

NOTICE.

DEACON & Co.

ETTERS of Administration to the Estate and I HAVE this day established myself at this Port

Effects of the late Giffard Downing Moody, deceased, having been granted to the under- signed,-

  All persons having claims against the deceased, are requested to send in particulars thereof on or before the First day of May, 1872. All per- sons indebted to, or holding funds or property of the deceased, are requested to communicate as soon as possible with

date.

ALFRED L. TURNER. Administrator.

NOTICE.

R. WILHELM REINERS is authorized to

PROuration

            MELCHERS & Co, Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. F. CLAUSS in our firm ceased on the 31st

December, 1871, by mutual consent.

Hongkong & China, the 1st January, 1872. BOURJAU, H?BENER & Co.

NOTICE.

MR. CARL ROBERT in Bus Er is at is day

admitted a partner in our Firm at Hong-

kong and at Canton.

PAUL EHLERS & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

as a Merchant and Commission Agent under the style or firm of

F. PEIL,

and I have authorized MR. F. E. HEYDEN and Mr. H. MEYER to sign my firm by procuration.

F. PEIL. Hongkong, 15th December, 1870.

NOTICE.

MR.ur content from all participation in the

JOHN HIGGIN having withdrawn with

management of our business has henceforth no authority to sign or incur obligations on the part of our firm.

Iloilo, 12th October, 1870.

NOTICE.

LONEY & Co.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKIN-

Firm on the 1st of January last.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 10th March, 1870.

NOTICE. THE interest and responsibility of WAHEE and TONG MOW-CHPP, in our Firm, ceased on this day.

WAHEE, SMITH & Co. East Point. Hongkong, 21st December, 1869.

ME

NOTICE.

R. PAUL GERHARD HUBBE, and Mr. ALBERT GULTZOW have been author- ized to sign our firm here and in China from this date.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, November 1, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM GEORGE PRICE is au-

from this date.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 17th July, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES HART is authorized to sign our

Mr Firan per procuration in Hongkong.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 17th June, 1869.

UNIVERSAL MARINE INSURANCE

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.

That port for the Liverpool Underwriters

THE Undersigned have been appointed Agents

Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

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Published by Authority.

No. 10.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH MARCH, 1872.

VOL. XVIII.

No. 4.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Bachelor, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, LL.D., 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 of KIMBERLEY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:

No. 10 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend "An Ordinance to regulate the Jurisdiction

‘of the Civil Courts of the Colony of Hongkong in certain Cases:

66

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

as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 8th Day of March, 1872.

No. 47.

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,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting 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, 1871.

NAME.

DATE OF DEATH.

AMOUNT.

REMARKS.

Thomas Cullen,

10th February, 1866,

$38.48

W. Marshall Dunlop,

25th March, 1866,

13.49

Do.

Administration granted 13th March, 1866.

12th May,

1866.

David Cowley,

3rd August, 1866,

19.40

Do.

15th October, 1866.

George Lefevre,

28th August,

1866,

50.73

Do.

2nd January, 1867.

Thomas William Smith,.

27th November,1866,

89.54

Do.

22nd December, 1866.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

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Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 10.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH MARCH, 1872.

VOL. XVIII.

No. 4.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Bachelor, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, LL.D., 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 of KIMBERLEY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:

No. 10 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend "An Ordinance to regulate the Jurisdiction

‘of the Civil Courts of the Colony of Hongkong in certain Cases:

66

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

as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 8th Day of March, 1872.

No. 47.

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,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting 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, 1871.

NAME.

DATE OF DEATH.

AMOUNT.

REMARKS.

Thomas Cullen,

10th February, 1866,

$38.48

W. Marshall Dunlop,

25th March, 1866,

13.49

Do.

Administration granted 13th March, 1866.

12th May,

1866.

David Cowley,

3rd August, 1866,

19.40

Do.

15th October, 1866.

George Lefevre,

28th August,

1866,

50.73

Do.

2nd January, 1867.

Thomas William Smith,.

27th November,1866,

89.54

Do.

22nd December, 1866.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Registrar.

112

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MARCH, 1872.

SCHEDULE of UNCLAIMED BALANCES of INTESTATE ESTATES of POLICE CONSTABLES who have been Dead for Five Years and upwards, lying in the Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 31st December, 1871.

No.

RANK.

NAME.

295

P. C.

Gopal Ramjee,

326

""

Francisco Antonio,

263

""

Gopal Smith,

276

""

Syed Kurmully,

276

Do.,

""

D. Y.

""

155

180

A. S.

180

""

241

P. C.

395

""

Lawrence Murphy, Khader Khan,.. Rubinjee Sumeiljee, Do., Succeram Babajee, W. H. Davis,

DATE OF PAYMENT

DATE OF DEATH.

AMOUNT.

INTO TTEASURY.

$

c.

12th January, 1866,

17th March,

1866,

3.90

14th April,

1866,

16th May,

1866,

8.41

22nd May,

1866,

22nd June,

1866,

80.05

17th June,

1866,

6th August,

1866,

45.51

17th June,

1866,

16th May,

1867,

133.00

1st July,

1866,

14th July,

1866,

48.15

28th March,

1867,

8.71

1867,

100.00

1867,

39.61

1867.

18.06

1867,

1.30

5th October, 1866, 13th October, 1866, 27th April, 13th October, 1866, 27th July, 24th October, 1866, 28th March, 2nd November, 1866, | 28th March,

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent.

Police Department, 4th March, 1872.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation. in Hongkong, during the Month ending 29th February, 1872, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,.

741,604

250,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,

534,075

200,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,..

432,795

200,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

?

955,373

400,000

TOTAL,..........

2,663,847

1,050,000

No. 49.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notification, received from the Government of India, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

112

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MARCH, 1872.

SCHEDULE of UNCLAIMED BALANCES of INTESTATE ESTATES of POLICE CONSTABLES who have been Dead for Five Years and upwards, lying in the Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 31st December, 1871.

No.

RANK.

NAME.

295

P. C.

Gopal Ramjee,

326

""

Francisco Antonio,

263

""

Gopal Smith,

276

""

Syed Kurmully,

276

Do.,

""

D. Y.

""

155

180

A. S.

180

""

241

P. C.

395

""

Lawrence Murphy, Khader Khan,.. Rubinjee Sumeiljee, Do., Succeram Babajee, W. H. Davis,

DATE OF PAYMENT

DATE OF DEATH.

AMOUNT.

INTO TTEASURY.

$

c.

12th January, 1866,

17th March,

1866,

3.90

14th April,

1866,

16th May,

1866,

8.41

22nd May,

1866,

22nd June,

1866,

80.05

17th June,

1866,

6th August,

1866,

45.51

17th June,

1866,

16th May,

1867,

133.00

1st July,

1866,

14th July,

1866,

48.15

28th March,

1867,

8.71

1867,

100.00

1867,

39.61

1867.

18.06

1867,

1.30

5th October, 1866, 13th October, 1866, 27th April, 13th October, 1866, 27th July, 24th October, 1866, 28th March, 2nd November, 1866, | 28th March,

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent.

Police Department, 4th March, 1872.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation. in Hongkong, during the Month ending 29th February, 1872, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,.

741,604

250,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,

534,075

200,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,..

432,795

200,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

?

955,373

400,000

TOTAL,..........

2,663,847

1,050,000

No. 49.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notification, received from the Government of India, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

112

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SCHEDULE of UNCLAIMED BALANCES of INTESTATE ESTATES of POLICE CONSTABLES who have been Dead for Five Years and upwards, lying in the Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 31st December, 1871.

No.

RANK.

NAME.

295

P. C.

Gopal Ramjee,

326

""

Francisco Antonio,

263

""

Gopal Smith,

276

""

Syed Kurmully,

276

Do.,

""

D. Y.

""

155

180

A. S.

180

""

241

P. C.

395

""

Lawrence Murphy, Khader Khan,.. Rubinjee Sumeiljee, Do., Succeram Babajee, W. H. Davis,

DATE OF PAYMENT

DATE OF DEATH.

AMOUNT.

INTO TTEASURY.

$

c.

12th January, 1866,

17th March,

1866,

3.90

14th April,

1866,

16th May,

1866,

8.41

22nd May,

1866,

22nd June,

1866,

80.05

17th June,

1866,

6th August,

1866,

45.51

17th June,

1866,

16th May,

1867,

133.00

1st July,

1866,

14th July,

1866,

48.15

28th March,

1867,

8.71

1867,

100.00

1867,

39.61

1867.

18.06

1867,

1.30

5th October, 1866, 13th October, 1866, 27th April, 13th October, 1866, 27th July, 24th October, 1866, 28th March, 2nd November, 1866, | 28th March,

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent.

Police Department, 4th March, 1872.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation. in Hongkong, during the Month ending 29th February, 1872, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,.

741,604

250,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,

534,075

200,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,..

432,795

200,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

?

955,373

400,000

TOTAL,..........

2,663,847

1,050,000

No. 49.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notification, received from the Government of India, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MARCH, 1872.

Government of India.

MARINE DEPARTMENT.

FORT WILLIAM, the 9th February 1872.

No 1, dated the 2nd February 1872.

Marine Department Notification.

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The following translation of a decree by the Governor General of Netherlands, India, received from the Department of Agriculture, Revenue and Commerce, is published for general information.

COPY OF TRANSLATION OF DECREE.

COLONIAL MINISTRY.

The attention of those concerned is directed to the following Ordinance, promulgated by the Governor General of Netherlands, India, in the official paper (Staatsblad ) of Netherlands, India, 1871, No. 109, under date of 4th August 1871:-

In the King's name!

The Governor General of Netherlands, India, having heard the Council of Netherlands, India, sends greeting, and notifies to all who shall see these presents or hear them read?That he, considering it desirable that measures be adopted for the prevention, as far as possible, of the intro- duction into Netherlands, India, of contagious diseases imperilling the general health;

In observance of Articles 20, 29, 31, and 33 of the regulations for conducting the Government of Netherlands, India;

Having read the Colonial Minister's communication of 19th May 1871, letter AAZ., No. 2,609;

Has thought proper and has resolved,

By virtue of the King's authorization, to establish the following general regulations for the prevention of the introduction into Netherlands, India, of contagious diseases imperilling the general health:

Article 1.-Ships and vessels wherein contagious diseases, dangerous to the general health, such as cholera, yellow fever, Asiatic plague, small pox, and others of a similar character, prevail, or have prevailed, during the voyage just completed, or if such ships and vessels come from places where contagious diseases prevailed at the time of their departure, must, on their arrival in a roadstead of Netherlands, India, bear a yellow flag at the foretop.

Article 2.-All intercourse of any ship or vessel arriving and bearing the yellow flag with the shore, and with other ships and vessels in the roadstead, or in the vicinity of the roadstead, without distinction, is, saving what is directed in Article 3, forbidden.

For each transgression of this prohibition, committed by any one belonging to the ship or vessel, or who has made voyage therewith, the Commander will be punished by a fine of 100 to 1,000 florins.

Any one who, without being authorized to do so by virtue of these regulations, shall go on board such ship or vessel will be punished according to his nationality, by imprisonment or by labour on the public works for a period of eight days to a month.

 The Commander of the guard-ship, or, where no such vessel is present, the Harbour Master, is to attend to the maintenance of the prohibition, in accordance with the directions given thereupon.

Article 3.—If it should afterwards appear that, although the ship or vessel is in the condition described in Article 1, the yellow flag was not hoisted upon it on its arrival, the commander incurs a fine of 500 to 5,000 florins.

The Commander of the guard-ship, or, where no snch vessel is present, the Harbour Master, then orders that the yellow flag be immediately hoisted.

Article 4.-When any ship or vessel bearing a yellow flag comes to a roadstead, or when the yellow flag is hoisted after arrival in the road- stead, according to the provision in Article 3, an officer of health from the guard-ship, or, in places where there is no guard-ship, a civil or military medical man, to be appointed by the chief of the local Administration, shall go as speedily as possible, observing the prescribed measures of pre- caution, on board the newly-arrived ship, for the purpose of instituting a diligent enquiry as to the nature of the disease.

All officers and others charged with any civil or military medical service are bound to perform that service with the greatest speed.

A report of the result of the enquiry is to be immediately made both to the chief of the local Administration and the Commander of the guard-ship, or, in places where there is no guard-ship, to the Harbour Master, so that the necessary measures may be taken in accordance with the existing regulations in this respect, to isolate the newly-arrived ship, to render assistance to the Commander, and to attend to the sick.

If however, it should be found that there is no danger of contagion, then permission is immediately to be given to haul down the yellow flag, and this serves as a sign that the prohibition against the opening of communication with the shore or with other vessels is revoked.

The same is done so soon as the chief of the local Administration has declared, on the advice of the medical man, that all danger of contagion is at an end.

Article 5.—The chief of the local Administration is to give immediate information, by telegraph if possible, of the measures referred to in the third paragraph of Article 4, as well as of the declaration mentioned in the last paragraph of that Artic to the Commander of the naval force, the chief of the Department of Marine, and to the Director of Instruction, Worship, and Industry, and, if he is not himself the acting chief of the district, also to the chief of the District Administration.

Article 6.-In ships or vessels whereon the yellow flag has been hoisted, it must not be hauled down without the express order of the Com- mander of the guard-ship, or, in places where there is no guard-ship, of the Harbour Master.

After sunset two lighted lanterns must be placed one under the other on the foretop.

For every transgression of these regulations, the Commander will incur a fine of 500 to 5,000 florins.

Article 7.-The Commander of any ship or vessel whereon the yellow flag is hoisted, is bound to execute immediately and strictly the measures prescribed to him by the authorities authorized thereto in accordance with this Ordinance.

If necessary, the aid of the armed force will be called in to enforce the execution of these measures.

Article 8.-Ship and cargo are liable and seizable for the payment of the fines laid upon the Commander by virtue of Articles 2, 3, and 6. The sentence of condemnation shall always contain the declaration that the officer charged with the execution is authorized to continue the embargo on the ship or vessel, and to prevent the departure thereof, until the fines are paid, if the sale in execution should be considered unadvisa- ble by the chief of the local Administration in the interests of general health.

Transitory provision.—Article 1, and the first paragraph of Article 3, first come into operation with the seventh month after the promulga- tion of this Ordinance.

The second paragraph of Article 3, and the rest of the provisions of this Ordinance, are nevertheless applicable to the ships and vessels referred to in the first paragraph of Article 3, which arrive in a roadstead of Netherlands, India, within seven months after the promulgation.

And in order that no one shall plead ignorance hereof, it shall be inserted in the official paper (Staatsblad) of Netherlands, India, and, so far as necessary, be posted up in the native and Chinese languages.

It is, moreover, ordered and commanded that all superior and inferior communities and public persons, officers, and justiciaries, each, for so far as concerns him, shall maintain the strict observance hereof without connivance or respect of person.

Done at Buitenzorg, the 4th of August 1871.

No. 50.

(Signed)

P. MIJER,

VAN HAENCARSPEL,

General Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Table of Meteorological Observations taken at the Government Civil Hospital during the month of February, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MARCH, 1872.

Government of India.

MARINE DEPARTMENT.

FORT WILLIAM, the 9th February 1872.

No 1, dated the 2nd February 1872.

Marine Department Notification.

113

The following translation of a decree by the Governor General of Netherlands, India, received from the Department of Agriculture, Revenue and Commerce, is published for general information.

COPY OF TRANSLATION OF DECREE.

COLONIAL MINISTRY.

The attention of those concerned is directed to the following Ordinance, promulgated by the Governor General of Netherlands, India, in the official paper (Staatsblad ) of Netherlands, India, 1871, No. 109, under date of 4th August 1871:-

In the King's name!

The Governor General of Netherlands, India, having heard the Council of Netherlands, India, sends greeting, and notifies to all who shall see these presents or hear them read?That he, considering it desirable that measures be adopted for the prevention, as far as possible, of the intro- duction into Netherlands, India, of contagious diseases imperilling the general health;

In observance of Articles 20, 29, 31, and 33 of the regulations for conducting the Government of Netherlands, India;

Having read the Colonial Minister's communication of 19th May 1871, letter AAZ., No. 2,609;

Has thought proper and has resolved,

By virtue of the King's authorization, to establish the following general regulations for the prevention of the introduction into Netherlands, India, of contagious diseases imperilling the general health:

Article 1.-Ships and vessels wherein contagious diseases, dangerous to the general health, such as cholera, yellow fever, Asiatic plague, small pox, and others of a similar character, prevail, or have prevailed, during the voyage just completed, or if such ships and vessels come from places where contagious diseases prevailed at the time of their departure, must, on their arrival in a roadstead of Netherlands, India, bear a yellow flag at the foretop.

Article 2.-All intercourse of any ship or vessel arriving and bearing the yellow flag with the shore, and with other ships and vessels in the roadstead, or in the vicinity of the roadstead, without distinction, is, saving what is directed in Article 3, forbidden.

For each transgression of this prohibition, committed by any one belonging to the ship or vessel, or who has made voyage therewith, the Commander will be punished by a fine of 100 to 1,000 florins.

Any one who, without being authorized to do so by virtue of these regulations, shall go on board such ship or vessel will be punished according to his nationality, by imprisonment or by labour on the public works for a period of eight days to a month.

 The Commander of the guard-ship, or, where no such vessel is present, the Harbour Master, is to attend to the maintenance of the prohibition, in accordance with the directions given thereupon.

Article 3.—If it should afterwards appear that, although the ship or vessel is in the condition described in Article 1, the yellow flag was not hoisted upon it on its arrival, the commander incurs a fine of 500 to 5,000 florins.

The Commander of the guard-ship, or, where no snch vessel is present, the Harbour Master, then orders that the yellow flag be immediately hoisted.

Article 4.-When any ship or vessel bearing a yellow flag comes to a roadstead, or when the yellow flag is hoisted after arrival in the road- stead, according to the provision in Article 3, an officer of health from the guard-ship, or, in places where there is no guard-ship, a civil or military medical man, to be appointed by the chief of the local Administration, shall go as speedily as possible, observing the prescribed measures of pre- caution, on board the newly-arrived ship, for the purpose of instituting a diligent enquiry as to the nature of the disease.

All officers and others charged with any civil or military medical service are bound to perform that service with the greatest speed.

A report of the result of the enquiry is to be immediately made both to the chief of the local Administration and the Commander of the guard-ship, or, in places where there is no guard-ship, to the Harbour Master, so that the necessary measures may be taken in accordance with the existing regulations in this respect, to isolate the newly-arrived ship, to render assistance to the Commander, and to attend to the sick.

If however, it should be found that there is no danger of contagion, then permission is immediately to be given to haul down the yellow flag, and this serves as a sign that the prohibition against the opening of communication with the shore or with other vessels is revoked.

The same is done so soon as the chief of the local Administration has declared, on the advice of the medical man, that all danger of contagion is at an end.

Article 5.—The chief of the local Administration is to give immediate information, by telegraph if possible, of the measures referred to in the third paragraph of Article 4, as well as of the declaration mentioned in the last paragraph of that Artic to the Commander of the naval force, the chief of the Department of Marine, and to the Director of Instruction, Worship, and Industry, and, if he is not himself the acting chief of the district, also to the chief of the District Administration.

Article 6.-In ships or vessels whereon the yellow flag has been hoisted, it must not be hauled down without the express order of the Com- mander of the guard-ship, or, in places where there is no guard-ship, of the Harbour Master.

After sunset two lighted lanterns must be placed one under the other on the foretop.

For every transgression of these regulations, the Commander will incur a fine of 500 to 5,000 florins.

Article 7.-The Commander of any ship or vessel whereon the yellow flag is hoisted, is bound to execute immediately and strictly the measures prescribed to him by the authorities authorized thereto in accordance with this Ordinance.

If necessary, the aid of the armed force will be called in to enforce the execution of these measures.

Article 8.-Ship and cargo are liable and seizable for the payment of the fines laid upon the Commander by virtue of Articles 2, 3, and 6. The sentence of condemnation shall always contain the declaration that the officer charged with the execution is authorized to continue the embargo on the ship or vessel, and to prevent the departure thereof, until the fines are paid, if the sale in execution should be considered unadvisa- ble by the chief of the local Administration in the interests of general health.

Transitory provision.—Article 1, and the first paragraph of Article 3, first come into operation with the seventh month after the promulga- tion of this Ordinance.

The second paragraph of Article 3, and the rest of the provisions of this Ordinance, are nevertheless applicable to the ships and vessels referred to in the first paragraph of Article 3, which arrive in a roadstead of Netherlands, India, within seven months after the promulgation.

And in order that no one shall plead ignorance hereof, it shall be inserted in the official paper (Staatsblad) of Netherlands, India, and, so far as necessary, be posted up in the native and Chinese languages.

It is, moreover, ordered and commanded that all superior and inferior communities and public persons, officers, and justiciaries, each, for so far as concerns him, shall maintain the strict observance hereof without connivance or respect of person.

Done at Buitenzorg, the 4th of August 1871.

No. 50.

(Signed)

P. MIJER,

VAN HAENCARSPEL,

General Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Table of Meteorological Observations taken at the Government Civil Hospital during the month of February, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 1872. 86 feet above mean low level of Spring Tides.

THERMOMETERS (Fahrenheit.)

114

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MARCH, 1872.

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

WIND.

CLOUD.

OZONE.

DAY OF MONTH.

CORRECTED TO

AND REDUCED TO}

DAY OF

WEEK.

32° FAHRENHEIT ATTACHED

SELF REGISTERING IN THE SHADE.

MAX.

SUN, SUN,

MAX.

IN SHADE.

MEAN SEA LEVEL.

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

BULB

BULB

Ex-

IN VACUO. POSED.

MIN.

ON

GRASS.

DIUR-

NAL

RANGE,

in

MIN.

6

Shade.

IN SOIL, DRY BULB IN WET BULB IN SHADE.

inches

deep.

SHADE.

HUMIDITY

COMPLETE SATURATION =100.

DEW POINT.

QUARTER.

MOVE-

MENT

DURING

RAIN IN

INCHES

DURING

THE

PREVI-

0-10.

0-10.

24 hours oUS 24 HOURS. IN MILES.

12

24

9 A.M. 3 P.M. 19 A.M.3 P.M.

Min.

Max. Noon.

Temp. at

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. 9 A.M.3 P.M.

Hours. Hours.

1834 LO CO

Thursday,

30.361 30.230

Friday,

Saturday,

Sunday,

30.311 30.177

59.0

55.5 55.5 57.5 52.5 60.0

52.0

63.0

59.0

116. 82.0

48.0

11.0

34.0

55.0

57.5

114.

77.0

52.0

7.5

37.0

55.5

30.300 30.155 56.5 30.282 30.199

5 Monday,

30.157 30.047

55,5 56.5

57.5

61.0 53.0

52.5

60.0

60.0

132.100.0

52.0

7.0

32.0

56.0

61.5 56.5

69.

63.0 51.0

9.0

6.0

60.5

55.0

60.0 60.0 72.

63.0

53.0

5.0

9.0

Tuesday,

Wednesday,

30.050

30.001 59.5

63.5

58.5 63.0

63.0

80.

69.5

57.0

4.5 10.5

29.982

29.948 62.5

63.5

60.5

64.0

65.0

86.

75.0 57.0

8 Thursday,

30.047

29.953 57.5

58.0

57.0

64.0

59.0 67.

64.0

58.0

4.5

7.0

9 Friday,

30.045

30.027 54.0

57.0

50.0

59.0

60.

54.0

58.0

49.0 9.0

2.0

55.0

10

Saturday,

30.215 30.136

47.5

50.0

44 0

54.0

49.5

61.

55.0

41.0 10.0

6.0

49.0

55.0 59.0 50.0 52.0 70 55.0 57.0 49.0 52.0 65 56.0 61.0 51.0 54.0 70 55.0 55.0 56.0 52.0 55.0 57.0 60.0 53.0 57.0 75 57.5 59.0 63.0 61.0

58.0 62.0

11.0

57.5

3.0 57.0 58.0

54.0 47.0 50.0 43.0 46.0

61

45.2

45.8

N.

Calm

77

2

...

70

43.2

47.4 N.E.

E.

225

62

46.3

47.9

N.E.

Calm

143

53.0 81

81

49.1

50.2 E.

E.

286

10

10

82

49.3

54.4

N.E.

E.

304

.21

9

56.0

82

88

53.3

59.3

S.E.

S.E.

194

10

10

OMOOTO

1.5 3.0

3.0

4.5

3.0

6.0

4.0

7.0

3.0

5.5

2.0

5.0

63.0

60.0

55.0 55.0 87 57.0 52.0 49.0 86 73

59.0 88

77

58.3

55.6

S.W. W.

75

.04

8

6

2.5

4.0

53.2

52.3 E.

E.

146

10

10

4.0

6.0

...

50.0

45.0

N.E.

N.

357

10

10

4.0

7.0

38.5

41.8

Calm

E.

197

.32

10

10

1.5

4.0

11

Sunday,

30.184

30.077

51.5

53.0

47.5 53.0

53.0

63.

57.0

47.0

5.5

6.0

50.0

51.0

53.0 48.0

50.0 80

44.9

47.0 E.

W.

123

10

10

1.5

3.0

12 Monday,

30.178

30.091 49.0

52.5

47.

53.0

52.5

70.

57.0

47.0

5.5

13.0 51.5

49.0

52.0

46.0

49.0

79

80

42.8

45.9

N.W. N.W.

102

.09

10

9

2.5

5.5

13 Tuesday,

53.0

14

15

Wednesday,

Thursday,

16 Friday,

17 Saturday,

18 Sunday, 19 Monday,

20 Tuesday,

21

Wednesday,

30.350 30.198

22 Thursday

30.193 30.098

58.5

59.5

58.5

24

23 Friday,

Saturday,

30.241

30.197

25 Sunday,

26 Monday,

27 Tuesday,

30.148 58.0

60.5 30.090 30.098 29.988 63.5 67.0 58.0 30.193 30.102 58.0 62.5 30.263 30.145 58.0

30.191 30.157 50.0 30.283 30.205 58.5 54.0 43.5 53.0 30.355 30.278 50.0 56.5 48.5 56.0 30.413 30.321 51.5 55.5 46.5 57.0 56.5 30.410 30.331 51.5 55.5 49.0 30.410 30.248 52.5 56.5 49.0 30.332 30.240 55.5 61.5 52.0 61.0 61.0 30.253 30.167 60.0 55.0 63.0 63.0 57.0 65.0 62.5 123. 63.5 55.0 63.5 63.0 127. €3.0 56.0 63.0

63.5 120. 81.0

66.5 57.0 63.5

64.0

52.5

52.5 80. 63.0

39.5

7.5

17.0

48.5

50.0

53.0

45.0

47.0

68

64

39.7

41.0 N.

Calm

78

10

10

3.5

5.0

53.0

56.0 119.

117.

84.5

39.5

9.5 32.5

47.0

58.0

54.0

43.0 46.0

71

120.

90.0

55.0

57.0

118.

91.0

56.5

57.0

114.

76.0

47.0

8.0

107.

73.0

51.0

62.5 88.

73.0

52.0

8.0

15.0

96.0

54.0

94.0

52.5

8.5

7.5

53.0

118. 83.0 52.5

7.0

35.0

58.5

86.0 46.0 33.0 49.5

7.5 43.0

30.0

44.0 49.0

10.5 51.0 55.0 45.0 47.5 8.0 27.0 52.0 51.0 55,0 44.0 50.0 38.0 52.0

57.0 56.0 47.0 49.0 9.0 34.0 53.0 55.0 61.0 47.0 54.0 55.0 58.0 60.0 53.0 55.0 8.0 27.0 58.0 59.0 63.0 55.0 58.0. 33.0 57.0 58.0 63.0 52.0 57.0

39.0 58.0

57.0 63.0 51.0 58.0 60.0 66.0 55.0 60.0

50.0 56.0

48.0

49.0

66

68.0 67.0

125.

101.0

56.0

10.0 24.0

58.0

55.5 67.5

60.0

123.

96 0

55.0

12.0

27.0

60.0

58.0 62.0

61.5

55.5 62.5

61.0

124.

84.0

54.0

7.0

40.0

59.0

58.0

28

Wednesday, 29 Thursday,.

30.273

30.297

30.148 58.5 63.0

54.5

62.5

62.5

117.

80.0

8.0 37.0 57.0

30.207 57.5

60.5

54.5

63.0

60.5

113. 76.0

55.0

8.5

37.0

57.0

63.0 67.0 58.0 61.0 56.0 58.0 61.0 54.0 56.0 58.0 63.0 52.0 58.0 66 57.0 60.0 53.0 54.0

::

...

...

...

Mean

30.236

30.142

55.9

59.1

52.4

60.4 58.7

101.

77.5

50.5

7.9

23.9

55.5

54.7

58.8

50.6

53.6

37383895285726282::2

55

48.5

Calm 38.2 Calm

115

3

2.5

6.0

...

56

35.6

Calm 40.5 N.E.

197

4.0

7.0

65

38.8

42.3 N.E.

W.

154

2.5

4.0

70 36.7

45.2 Calm

Calm

165

3.5

6.0

60

41.9

42.4 N.E.

E.

154

3.0

5.5

62

39.3

47.9 E.

Calm

284

10

3.5

6.0

71

48.5

50.6

N.E.

Calm

213

3.0

5.0

77

51.4

54.6

W.

Calm

68

1.0

2.5

67

46.6

51.9

N.E.

Calm

117

2.0

5.0

72

44.7

53.8 E.

E.

115

3.5 6.0

68

50.6

55.1

E.

N.E.

183

4.0

6.0

68

53.8

56.2

Calm

S.E.

98

4.0

7.0

77

54.2

54.6

E.

Calm

152

3.5

6.0

72

50.4

51.7

E.

E.

167

3.5

6.0

72

46.6

53.8 N.E.

N.E.

249

4.0

7.5

66

49.3 48.7

N.E.

N.E.

384

3

4.0

6.5

...

70

46.5

49.1

:

176 0.66

:

:

:

:

Summary of February, 1871 :-Mean Shade Temp.,

62.2.

Total Rainfall,.

3.19 inches. Rain fell on 7 days.

1870-

61.9.

""

""

""

""

""

""

""

1869.

62.0.

0.40

3.21

6

""

"}

""

""

14

""

""

>>

""

""

""

"}

}}

""

1868:-

66.4.

0.49

R. YOUNG,

Surgeon Superintendent.

""

""

""

>>

"

27

""

""

""

""

1867:-

61.9.

0.40

""

99

""

""

>:

""

>>

>>

""

""

""

No. 51.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MARCH, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

115

  The following additional Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, relative to the wreck of the Norwegian Barque Glimt, is published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1872.

NOTICE.

  The wreck of the Norwegian Barque Glimt has been shifted from its original position, and now lies in 8 fathoms Water, half a mile S.E. by S. from South point of Chunghu Island.

  The position of the wreck is marked by day and night, as previously notified under date of 16th ultimo.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1872.

No. 32.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

  The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, indicating the position of the wreck of the Norwegian Barque Glimt, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

NOTICE.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

  The wreck of the Norwegian barque Glimt, lies in the West Lamma Channel in 9 fathoms water at low tide nearly midway between Cowechow and Green Islands.

From the wreck the following bearings were taken:

Summit of Green Island in line with Block House, Victoria Peak, E. by S. 1 S.

Chunghu Island, South East Point, N. by E. 4 E.

Cowechow Island South extreme, S. W. by W.

W.

  The greater part of the Top-gallant Masts and Yards are above high water mark, and sufficiently indicate the position of the wreck by day. Further, a large Hakow boat is moored close to the wreck, which between Sunset and Sunrise exhibits two bright lights (vertically) at her Mast Head.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1872.

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &e.

  Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon on Thursday, the 14th Instant, for the making up and supply of the undermentioned Summer Clothing for the use of the Police Department:—

40 Suits of White Duck for Inspectors, &c.

16 Helmets with Puggaries for

do.

750 Suits of Drabbete for Europeans and Indians.

130 Rattan Helmets with Cotton Cover and Puggaries.

224 Suits of Drabbete for Chinese Land Force.

135 Serge Jackets for Chinese Water Police.

135 Pairs Drabbete Trousers for

250 Chinese Hats.

258 Pairs Chinese Shoes.

112 Pairs Stockings.

do.

  No Tender will be received unless the Person tendering shall produce a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $100 as a pledge of the bona fides of his offer, which sum shall be forfeited to the Crown if such Person shall refuse to carry out his Tender.

116

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MARCH, 1872.

Form of Tender and any further information can be obtained on application at the Office of the Captain Superintendent of Police.

No Tender will be received unless sent in the Form required.

The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1872.

No. 144.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th October, 1871.

NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Consignees and Masters of Ships are hereby informed that, after the 15th instant, the Boundary, North of which Vessels shall not anchor, is as follows:--

Kellet's Island bearing E. by S. & S.

All Ships to be properly moored with 35 fathoms Chain (East and West.)

The passage between the North Boundary of Men-of-War Anchorage and the Kowloon Peninsula is to be kept clear.

Steamers and Vessels not having definite employment will remain on the North side, not mooring within 500 yards of the "Gunpowder Dep?t."

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, Sc.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 9th October, 1871.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 8TH MARCH, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

02 COLO CO Z OO

30.16

57

30.18

66

56

68

30.19

65

30.24

55

30.23

65

56

68

30.21

61

30.29

50

30.30

61

49

69

30.23

56

30.25

52

30.26

62

51

62

30.19

55

6

30.17

55

30.18

58

53

62

30.13

57

30.19

58

30.20

68

57

68

30.16

63

8

30.22

57

30.20

62

58

70

30.16

61

March

""

""

""

""

""

"

DATE.

1872.

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 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO-

METER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

Self Registering

Min. Max

NOON.

WINDS.

RAIN.

6 A.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

9 A.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

F.

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3 28.35 28.38 28.40 28.40, 28.38, 53.0 55.0 52.0 52.054.0 50.0 52.0 59.5 E

6 E

5 NE

5 E

5

0.00

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2 NNW 3

0.00

19

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4 28.10 28.46 28.44 28.40 28.33; 45.0 50.5 52.5 43.0 46.5 47.0 42.5 55.0 NE

528.37 28.40 28.41 28.36 28.33 48.0 52.0 52.0 46.5 49.0 47.0 47.0 53.5

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1

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at intervals.

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3 NNW

3 NW

3

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6

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very hazy.

Fine, very hazy.

!

Brown, Mr.

1

Bols, Louis

1

Carmichael, D. 1

Brown, E.

1

Cinco, L.

Besnard, Monsr. 1

Barden, W.Capt.1

Day, Capt. J.

2

Boys, Angels

1

Bragan?a, A.

1

A. de

Denis, Monsr.

Bodasaib,

1 regd.

Brussell M.

1

Thomas Davis, N.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9?? MARCH, 1872.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

117

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 8th March, 1872.

Letters Papers.

Abalos, Eudo-

cia L.

Alvares, Fran-

cisco Luiz Antongini,Carlo1 Arthur, T. F. 1 Arveza, Luis L. 1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

} 1

1

Goldenberg,

Carolina Gauthr?, E.

1 regd.

Longo, Feli-

Rowthorn, Wm. 1

Monsr.

pe Antonio Lobo, Louis Manoel

Russel, Chis. W. I Robert, G.

1

1

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}

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Causse,

Monsr. F. Carter, W. H. Cunha, Abino dal Chavis, F. M. 1 Crisiues, Sr. } D. Damian J Conill, George 1 Campbell, A. E.!

Durand,

Monsr.Louis

Garron e Ha-) 1 nes, Sr. Dn. J

Grau, Virgilio 1 regd.

Harbord, W. ? 1

(Rope maker) j Hutton, Robert 2 Henderson, David 1 Holls, Henry

(Seaman) Hams, P.

}

1

1

Hodgkins, W. R. 1

John

McPherson, John1

Marcus, Herbert1

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Martin, Madame 1

Markey, Philip 2

Mason, Mrs.

G. A.

Maleo, Champonl

Mahomed,

Warrish

Ramug,

Juaquin Sr. 1 Roper, Howard 1 R.D., (Your Affecte.

Sister)

Rozario, das

Lets. Paps.

}1

Stewart, William1 Selugmann, E. 1 Sullivan, M.

O. Capt. Schelfer, J. F. Susca, L. Mrs. 1 Schombury, A. I

Dores Fran-

Teunne, Geo. 1

cisca

Thomson, Geo. M.

1

Ramers, D.

1

Terry, H. K.

2

Razio, J. do

1

Thompson, F.

1

Rotter, Th.

1

Tettemer,Spencer1

} 1 regd.

Tietsch, G.

1

Sartustegui,

Thevenin, Monsr.1

Iversen, G. 1

Man Wolung

2

1

Browne, W.

1

Dunn, T. G.

1

Innes, Geo.

Miguel

Thomas, Isaac 1

1

Millington, Henryl

Seaford, James 1

Brophy, M.

1

Domenice,

Musgara, Bastinel

Shafen, Roses Mis 1

Buxton, J. H. 1

Burns, A.

2

Baron, L. R. de

2

Baptista, Anto. 1

Boswell, C. E. 1

Baker, J. B.

1

Antonio e

Di Ruggiero

Antonio Durnen,

Horatio T. (Engineer)

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

Magriva, C.

Josekes

1

Short, W.

1

1

Sra. Da.

Smith, E.

I

Ure, James

Jullie, Miss

1

Mayerovich, J. 1

Sequeira,

(Seaman)

Johnston, W. i

Pedro R.

Jamau, Monsr. 1

Newbery, W. T. 1

Scott, Fredk.

Nichols, G. B.

2

W.

Vercele Amele 1

D'arcy, MattynA.1

Knell, T.

3

Nelson, Peter

1

1

Smith, Joseph 1

Vening, A. F.

6

Cunha, Felis-

2

Drew, J.

Knell, Matthew 2

Sustenance, Capt.1

2

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Dethey, W. Heer 1

Kent, Capt.

Chamberland,

1

Duncan, J.

1

John F.

1

Otter, Albert

1

Smith, R.

1

W.

Carvalho,

1

Edlind, Gustaf 1

Kelly, John W. 2 King, Chs.

O'Keeffe, John F. 1 Oliver, Mr.

Selover, Isaac W. 1

1

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1

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Wild, H. Wiggins, J. Walmsley,

1

1

1

Jos? M.

Erickson, E.

1

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Casinods, M.

1

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3

Curtis, Walter 2

Chadwick,

1

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1

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Fonseca, Maria } 1

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Longfellow,C.A.1 Labin, M. La Rogue,

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Panigati, F.

1

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1

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1

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Pickard, Jo-

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Messrs.

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2

Gacier, J.

2

Antonio

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de los

1

Scheaffer,

Rosina Miss

Zoorack, Mr.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Avon

1

Araby Maid

1

Ambassador

1

Anahaue

1

Caroline Cammila Cenparielle 1 Catherine

3 1

Garibaldi Goliah Gem Gertrude

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 8th March, 1872.

Ringleader

Jean Sands

Letters. Papers

1

Marquis of Argylel

Letters. Papers.

1

Lets. Paps

1

1

Jacques Jenin 1

Nellie Hastings 1

Sir Harry Parkes 1

2

1

Killerney

2

Naples

1

Seafield

1

Anny Henderson 1.

Fullerton

Globe

Khandish

4

1

Neva

1

Scotland, s. s.

2

Amoor

4

Nijassa

1

Segis

1

Arabie

1

Delta

Ashburton

1

Dorothy

Aviso

Antares

1

Diamant Deerfoot

619

Havilah

Leander

1

Neville

1

Strathmore

1

Hindustan

1

Locknager 2

Naval Brigade 1

-

Hampton Court 5 Hera

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

1

Linga

2

Onward

Blanche

2

Duc de Malakof 2 Dashing Wave 1

Louis Meyer

1

Ormoy

N N

2

Isle of Wight 1

Onezia

Sampan Schiehallion

St. Anne Sunprove, s.s. Shenchi

1

British Cons- titutions

Isles of the Sea 1

Martin

1

Sea Belle

12

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Cissy

Bombay

Boyne

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City of Agra

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3

3

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6

1

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1

1

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1

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2

3

Minnie Graham 3

Prince Waldemar1

4

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1

Maria

Papillon

1

1

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Iron Duke

1

Mongyne

1

Paralos

2

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Marnix de St.

6

Channel Queen 4

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1

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1

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1

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Countess Russell1

Forward Ho

1

Josephine

Mary Blair Mohican

Rockwood

1

Wave Queen

1

Reigate

2

War Cloud

4

Cornuvia

3

Amedee

Mimi

1

Raisaid

William Ritson 1 1

Constantin

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Golden Spar

1

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Moss Glen

1

Radiant

3

C. J.

Game Cock

1

Johanna Willam I

M. E. Ray

1

Rifle

Washie, str. Walsgriff

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

Ships of War, 8th March, 1872.

Adventure

Elk

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

1

1

Charlotte

}

Iron Duke 1 29 Rinaldo Princess

5

6

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1

Teazer

1

118

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MARCH, 1872.

In re PETER HARMS, Shipwright, deceased.

MIGUEL ARCANJO DE GOUVEA, Go-

down-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 parties, deceased, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court in its Probate Jurisdiction, on Wednesday, the Twentieth day of March, A.D. 1872; or, if none, that the next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, failing which, Letters

MR.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR retired from

our Firm, 31st December, 1871.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

NOTICE.

Estate of GIFFARD DOWNING MOODY, Esq., deceased.

ETTERS of Administration to the Estate and

 of Administration will be granted to the Regis-Effects of the late Giffard Downing Moody, trar of the said Court, or such other person as the Court may think fit.

By the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

Hongkong, 9th March, 1872.

In re HENRY KIRK STEWART, late of

Saigon, 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,

deceased, having been granted to the under- signed,-

All persons having claims against the deceased, are requested to send in particulars thereof on or before the First day of May, 1872.

All per- sons indebted to, or holding funds or property of the deceased, are requested to communicate as soon as possible with

ALFRED L. TURNER. Administrator.

NOTICE.

WILHELM REINERS is authorized to

on Saturday, the Twenty-third day of March, Msign our firm per procuration from this

 A.D. 1872; 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.

Hongkong, 9th March, 1872.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

PROBATE JURISDICTION.

In the Goods of DOUGALL MCLACHLAN DRYS-

WONG-KEE-KWONG.

CHARLES HOLT.

""

"

SHEIK NIZAM.

""

"

WILLIAM EVANS.

[DALE.

JOHN HELMAN, otherwise.

HARRY WALTON.

OTICE is hereby given that in accordance with the Provisions of Ordinance No. 9 of

1870, Section III an Order has been made by the

date.

MELCHERS & Co, Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

THE

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. F.

CLAUSS

NOTICE.

JOHN HIGGIN having withdrawn with

MR.ur content from all participation in the

management of our business has henceforth no authority to sign or incur obligations on the part of our firm.

Iloilo, 12th October, 1870.

MR

NOTICE.

LONEY & Co.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKIN- SHAW was admitted a Partner in oux Firm on the 1st of January last.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 10th March, 1870.

NOTICE.

THE and responsin our Firm,

THE interest and responsibility of WAHEE and ceased

on this day.

WAHEE, SMITH & Co. East Point.

Hongkong, 21st December, 1869.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. PAUL GERHARD HUBBE, and Mr. ALBERT GULTZOW have been author- ized to sign our firm here and in China from this date.

SIEMSSEN & Co. Hongkong, November 1, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM GEORGE PRICE is au-

in our firm ceased on the 31st thorized to sign our Firm in Foochow

December, 1871, by mutual consent.

Hongkong & China, the 1st January, 1872.

MR

BOURJAU, H?BENER & Co.

NOTICE.

R. CARL ROBERT MEUSER is this day admitted a partner in our Firm at Hong- kong and at Canton.

PAUL EHLERS & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

NOTICE.

interest and responsibility of Mr. JULIUS

Honorable Henry John Ball, Acting Chief Jus-THE interes in our firms ceased on the 31st of

 tice of the said Court limiting the time for Cre- ditors and others to send in their claims against the above Estates to Friday, the 2nd day of August, 1872, on or before which date all claims must be proved, otherwise they will not be in- cluded in the Scheme of Division.

  All persons indebted to the said Estates are re- quested to make immediate payment to

W. H. ALEXANDER, Official Administrator.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

No

IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re TAI AFAT, a Bankrupt.

OTICE.-The Public Sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination and make application for his order of discharge stands adjourned till Wednesday the 13th day of March instant, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

NOTICE.

December, 1870.

WM. PUSTAU & Co.

Hongkong and China, 16th December, 1871.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM HENRY MOORE and MR. OTTO FRIEDRICH have this day been admitted Partners in our firm.

LAMMERT, ATKINSON & Co.

Hongkong, 30th June, 1870.

NOTICE.

WILLIAM ABBOTT TURNBULL is au-

MR. Wrized to sign our Firm from this date.

BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON & Co. Shanghai 1st May, 1871.

TT

NOTICE.

from this date.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 17th July, 1869.

NOTICE.

Firm per procuration in Hongkong.

R. JAMES HART is authorized to sign our

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 17th June, 1869.

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.

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

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

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

is hereby notified for the information of PARTIES having their own engraved Plates

Shippers and Underwriters that the steamers

WHEREAS pursuant to the, Provisions of Appin, Dragon, Kiushu, Nanzing, Sin Nan-

Ordinance No. 14 of 1862, a petition SIR WILLIAM THOMSON, praying for an exten- sion for the period of eight years of certain Let- ters Patent of this Colony dated the 6th day of January, 1871, in respect of a certain invention

for

Improvement in testing and working Elec- tric Telegraphs" the like extension having been granted in respect of corresponding Letters Pa- tent in England, together with a certain Dis- claimer and Memorandum of Alteration and

zing, Yuen-tze-fee, and Mided, being com- manded by Officers qualified to perform the duties of Pilots, will run hereafter without taking Station Pilots either Inward or Outward.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. Shanghai, 1st May, 1871.

NOTICE.

interest and responsibility of Mr. ED-

Office Copy of Her Majesty's Order in Council THEARD IT In Our Firm ceased on the

extending the term of the said corresponding Letters Patent in England has been filed in the Office of the Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given that His Excellency the Governor has appointed Friday, the 29th day of March instant, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon, for a sitting of the Executive Council at the Offices of the Government for the purpose of entertaining the said Petition and that at such sitting of the Council applications will be made for such extension of the said Letters Patent as aforesaid.

Dated at Victoria, Hongkong, this 9th day of March, A.D. 1871.

EDMUND SHARP & TOLLER,

Solicitors for the Pititioner.

Supreme Court House.

31st December last.

Mr. ALFRED HUTCHISON was admitted a Partner therein on the 1st January.

DEACON & Co.

I

Canton, 1st March, 1871.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as a Merchant and Commission Agent under the style or firm of

F. PEIL,

and I have authorized MR. F. E. HEYDEN and Mr. H. MEYER to sign my firm by procuration.

F. PEIL.

Hongkong, 15th December, 1870.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 11.

No. 52.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 16TH MARCH, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. XVIII.

It is hereby made known, that The QUEEN'S Exequaturs empowering Jo?o JOAQUIM DOS REMEDIOS, Esquire, to act as Portuguese Consul General, and AGOSTINHO GUILHERME ROMANO, Esquire, as Portuguese Vice-Consul, at Hongkong, received Her Majesty's Signature on the 19th of January, 1872. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th March, 1872.

No. 53.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

 It is hereby notified that His Excellency The GOVERNOR has been pleased to appoint JOHN GERRARD, Esquire, First Clerk in the Registrar General's Department, to be a Valuator under the provisions of "The Police and Lighting Rate Ordinance, 1863," from this date, provisionally, and until further notice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th March, 1872.

No. 54.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th March, 1872.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 7 of 1872.

CHINA SEA-NEWCHWANG.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

The Newchwang Light-vessel will be moored at her station, off the entrance of the Liau River, Yingtze, on or about the 21st of March.

The following bearings are magnetic:-

Tower Hill, Ruined Tower, Outer Buoy,

.South 18° East. ....South 47° East. ..........................North 64° East.

A White Fixed Catoptric Light 40 feet above the Sea will be exhibited, which, in clear weather, will be visible 11 nautical miles. The Light-vessel is painted Red, with the word "Newchwang" on each side, and the mainmast carries a 6 feet black ball. When necessary to lower the lantern for trimming, a white ship's light will be hoisted, and a blue light burned at the half interval of time between the lowering and hoisting.

During fogs a steam Fog-horn will be sounded at 10 second intervals.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 29th February, 1872.

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

120

No. 55.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MARCH, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the spot, on the 5th day of April, 1872, at 4.30 P.M., are published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1872.

   Particulars and Conditions of the Letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Friday, the 5th day of April, 1872, by Order of His Excellency The Governor, of a certain Lot of Crown Land in the Colony of Hongkong for a Term of 999 years.

of

No. Regis.

try

Sale.

No.

1

Robinson Road,..

PARTICULARS OF THE LOT.

Measurement of Boundaries. Contents

LOCALITY.

in

N.

E.

S.

W.

Square ft.

Annual Upset Rent. Price.

$

100 155 100

145

15,000 9.90

350

CONDITIONS OF SALE.

1. The highest bidder above the upset price shall be the Purchaser, and if any dispute arise the the Lot shall be put up again at the former bidding.

2. No person shall advance at any one bidding less than $50, or retract his or her bidding.

   3. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the Purchaser shall sign the Memorandum of Agreement hereinafter contained for completing the purchase according to these Conditions, and shall within Three Days of the day of Sale pay into the Colonial Treasury a deposit of one half of the amount of Premium at which the Lot shall have been knocked down, and within one Calendar Month from the day of Sale at the aforesaid Treasury pay the remaining half of the said Premium.

   4. The Purchaser of the Lot shall at his own expense be entitled to and shall execute on demand a Lease from the Crown of the Piece or Parcel of Ground comprised in such Lot for 999 years, to be computed from the 24th day of December, 1871, at such Annual Rental payable half yearly on the 24th day of December, and the 24th day of June in every year as is specified in the Particulars of such Lot hereinbefore contained; and such Crown Lease shall be subject to and contain all the excep- tions, reservations, covenants, clauses, and conditions usually inserted in the Crown Leases of Inland Lots in the Colony of Hongkong.

5. Should the Purchaser neglect or fail to comply with these Conditions, his Premium or any portion thereof which may be paid shall be thereupon forfeited to Her Majesty, who shall be at full liberty either to enforce the sale, or to re-sell the Property at such time and place and in such manner as to Her Majesty shall seem fit, and in case of a re-sale the increase, if any, of the Premium or Pur- chase Money shall be retained by Her Majesty, and the deficiency, if any, and all the costs and expenses shall be made good by the Defaulter and be recoverable as liquidated damages.

   6. Possession of the Lot sold shall be given to the Purchaser, and deemed to have been taken by him on the day of sale.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASERS.

   Memorandum showing that the Person or Persons whose Name or Names are hereunder written have been declared the highest Bidder or Bidders for the Lot described in the foregoing Particulars of Sale and hereunder specified opposite to his or their Names and Signatures, and that, that Person or those Persons do hereby agree to become the Lessee or Lessees thereof under and subject to the foregoing Conditions of Sale, and on his or their part to perform and abide by them.

Number

Registry Number

of Sale Lot.

and

Description of Lot Purchased.

Amount of Annual Rent. Premium at which

Purchased.

Signature of Purchaser.

DATE.

6 A.M.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MARCH, 1872.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 15TH MARCH, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro-

Thermo-

Baro-

Thermo-

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March 9

30.19

58

29.18

67

60

68

30.13

65

10

30.14

63

30.13

73

62

74

30.06

68

"

11

30.08

63

30.04

75

62

75

30.00

69

12

30.02

62

30.05

67

67

76

29.91

66

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13

29.92

65

29.88

**

65

79

29.85.

72

>>

14

29.91

68

29.94

74

67

78

29.89

69

""

15

30.01

65

30.07

64

64

75

30.01

64

""

BAROMETER.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO-

METER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self Registering

'NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Min. Max

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.

F.

1872.

Mar. 9 28.34 28.36 28.38 28.35 28.32 54.5 | 60.0 59.0 | 54.0 58.057.0 53.0 61.0

E

!

"

28.27, 28.30 28.28 28.22 28.20, 62.0 65.0 64.0

10 28.35 28.35 28.36 28.28 28.26 59.0 65.0 63.0 58.0 64.5 61.0 57.5 65.5 E

60.0 61.562.0 | 61.0 | 67.5 11

6 SE

3 E

4 SW

3

0.03

Fine, very hazy.

2 SE

1

0.00

Fine cloudy.

0 SE

4 SE

4

0.00

""

!

12 28.21 28.20 28.18 28.13 28.20 59.0 61.0 63.0 59.060.5 62.559.0

68.0 SE

5 SE

6 SE

6

0.10

""

1328.10 28.10 28.10 28. 6 28. 5 62.0 65.0 64.5 62.0 64.5 64.5 60.5 67.0SE

6 SE

6 SSW

6

0.04

99

:

19

65.5 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.064.0 67.0 S 1428.13 28.16 28.13 28.11 28.11, 65.0

1528.16 28.22 28.22 28.20 28.18 60.0 60.059.0 59.5 60.0 59.5 59.0

65.5, E

3 SSE

6 E

3 SbW

3

0.05

Peak fine, dense fog below until 9.30

A.M.; then cloudy.

P.M., slight openings in fog. Blew a Gale of wind from S. E. the whole of past night; dense wet fog; 9.30 A.M., much overcast; 5 P.M., fog. Fog, drizzly rain all day.

Rain past night; dense wet fog; 1

6 E

GO

3

0.10

Fog, drizzly rain all day.

i

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters l'apers.

Abalos, Eudo-

cia L.

1

Crisines, Sr.

D. Damian f

} 1

Alvares, Fran-

1

Campbell, A. E.1

Goldenberg,

Carolina Gauthr?, E.

1 regd.

1

cisco Luiz

Carmichael, D. 1

Monsr.

Antongini,Carlol

Cinco, L.

1

Garron e Ha-)

1

Arthur, T. F.

1

Carlow, L.

1

nes, Sr. Dn.

Arveza, Luis L. 1

Alfred

Garcia, y

Abell, Mr.

1

Choa Tee Soon 1

Garcia

}1

Accum, Mrs.

1

Ghika, N. D.

1

Day, Capt. J.

2

Brown, Mr.

1

Durand,

Harbord, W.

Bols, Louis

1

1

Monsr.Louis

(Rope maker)

Brown, E.

1

Denis, Monsr.

1

Henderson, David 1

Besnard, Monsr. 1

Barden, W.Capt.1 Boys, Angels Bragan?a, A.

 A. de Bodasaib, Brussell M.

Thomas

Holls, Henry

Davis, N.

1

1

(Seaman)

Dunn, T. G.

1

Hams, P.

1

}

1

Domenice,

1 regd.

1

Browne, W.

1

Brophy, M.

1

Buxton, J. H.

1

Burns, A.

2

Antonio e

Di Ruggiero

Antonio

Durnen,

Horatio T. (Engineer)

D'arcy, MattynA.1

Iversen, G.

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 15th March, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

1

Lincoln, Alden

McArthur,

John

McPherson, John1

Marcus, Herbert1

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Martin, Madame 1

R.D., (Your

Affecte.

Sister) Rozario, das

Dores Fran-

cisca

Spence, C. J. Simon, Groi-

neur

Santos, Pedro

de los

Lets. Paps.

1

1

Stewart, William1 Selugmann, E. 1 Sullivan, M.

0. Capt.

Schelfer, J. F.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lobo, Pedro

1

Antnioo Longo, Feli-

1

Paris, J. J. Pickard, Jo- seph R. M.

1

1

pe Antonio

Padino, Carpio 2

Lobo, Louis

1

Perkins, R.

Manoel Lewis, James W. 1

10

Rowthorn, Wm. 1 Russel, Chs. W. 1

Robert, G.

1

Ramug,

Juaquin Sr.

1

Susca, L. Mrs. 1

Roper, Howard 1

Schombury, A. 1

Silberman, T.

3

1

Silva, T. de

1

Mason, Mrs.

G. A.

}

Teunne, Geo.

1

Maleo, Champon1

Terry, H. K.

2

Innes, Geo.

1

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

Josekes

1

Jullie, Miss

1

Mahomed,

Warrish

Man Wolung

Millington, Henry1

Musgara, Bastinel

}1 regd.

Ramers, D.

Thompson, F.

1

Razio, J. do

1

Tettemer,Spencer2

Rotter, Th.

1

Tietsch, G.

Roberts, Geo.

1

Thomas, Isaac 1

Ross, William 1

Johnston, W.

i

Baron, L. R. de

2

Dethey,W. Heer 1

Magriva, C.

Jamau, Monsr. 1

1

Sra. Da.

Sartustegui,

Vercele Amele 1

Baker, J. B.

1

Duncan, J.

1

Mayerovich, J. 1

Miguel

Vening, A.

6

Davis Philip

1

Knell, T.

3

Seaford, James 1

Cunha, Felis-

Deverill, John 2 bks.

Knell, Matthew 2

Newbery, W. T. 1

Shafen, RosesMis 1

berto da

Kent, Capt.

Nichols, G. B.

2

Short, W.

1

Carvalho,

1

Edlind, Gustaf 1

John F.

Nelson, Peter

1

1

Smith, E.

Wild, H. Wiggins, J.

1

1

Jos? M.

Erickson, E.

1

Kelly, John W.

Nunes, Jo?o

Casimods, M.

1

Errington,

1

King, Chs.

1

Sequeira,

1

1

Baptista

Pedro R.

Curtis, Walter 2

Richard

Kent, Wil-

Chadwick,

Eccleston, J

liam P.

1

}

1

Scott, Fredk.

Otter, Albert

1

W.

Emma Miss j

Kuhn, M. M.

Cregon, E.

2

Fonseca, Maria

1

O'Keeffe, John F. 1 Oliver, Mr.

1

Causse,

Monsr. F. Carter, W. H.

}

Francisca

Flood, Edwin

1

Longfellow,C.A.1 Labin, M.

1

1

Gacier, J.

2

La Rogue,

1

Conill, George 1

Grau, Virgilio 1 regd.

Monsr. De

Phillimore, J. Panigati, F. Pironet, F.Monsr.1

1

1

Smith, Joseph 1 Sustenance,Capt.1 Smith, R. Selover, Isaac W.2 Soutter, John Souza, D. F.

Walmsley, Wythies&Co.,

W. Messrs. Wahond, R. B. 1 Walker, H.

1

1

2

1

Wigzell, Capt. 1 Whelan, J.,

Capt.

1

1 regd.

Zoorack. Mr,

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

Ships of War, 15th March, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adventure

Princess

Rinaldo

Charlotte

7

8

11 5

Iron Duke

6 29

Salamis

1

123

DATE.

6 A.M.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MARCH, 1872.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 15TH MARCH, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro-

Thermo-

Baro-

Thermo-

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March 9

30.19

58

29.18

67

60

68

30.13

65

10

30.14

63

30.13

73

62

74

30.06

68

"

11

30.08

63

30.04

75

62

75

30.00

69

12

30.02

62

30.05

67

67

76

29.91

66

""

13

29.92

65

29.88

**

65

79

29.85.

72

>>

14

29.91

68

29.94

74

67

78

29.89

69

""

15

30.01

65

30.07

64

64

75

30.01

64

""

BAROMETER.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO-

METER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self Registering

'NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Min. Max

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.

F.

1872.

Mar. 9 28.34 28.36 28.38 28.35 28.32 54.5 | 60.0 59.0 | 54.0 58.057.0 53.0 61.0

E

!

"

28.27, 28.30 28.28 28.22 28.20, 62.0 65.0 64.0

10 28.35 28.35 28.36 28.28 28.26 59.0 65.0 63.0 58.0 64.5 61.0 57.5 65.5 E

60.0 61.562.0 | 61.0 | 67.5 11

6 SE

3 E

4 SW

3

0.03

Fine, very hazy.

2 SE

1

0.00

Fine cloudy.

0 SE

4 SE

4

0.00

""

!

12 28.21 28.20 28.18 28.13 28.20 59.0 61.0 63.0 59.060.5 62.559.0

68.0 SE

5 SE

6 SE

6

0.10

""

1328.10 28.10 28.10 28. 6 28. 5 62.0 65.0 64.5 62.0 64.5 64.5 60.5 67.0SE

6 SE

6 SSW

6

0.04

99

:

19

65.5 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.064.0 67.0 S 1428.13 28.16 28.13 28.11 28.11, 65.0

1528.16 28.22 28.22 28.20 28.18 60.0 60.059.0 59.5 60.0 59.5 59.0

65.5, E

3 SSE

6 E

3 SbW

3

0.05

Peak fine, dense fog below until 9.30

A.M.; then cloudy.

P.M., slight openings in fog. Blew a Gale of wind from S. E. the whole of past night; dense wet fog; 9.30 A.M., much overcast; 5 P.M., fog. Fog, drizzly rain all day.

Rain past night; dense wet fog; 1

6 E

GO

3

0.10

Fog, drizzly rain all day.

i

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Letters l'apers.

Abalos, Eudo-

cia L.

1

Crisines, Sr.

D. Damian f

} 1

Alvares, Fran-

1

Campbell, A. E.1

Goldenberg,

Carolina Gauthr?, E.

1 regd.

1

cisco Luiz

Carmichael, D. 1

Monsr.

Antongini,Carlol

Cinco, L.

1

Garron e Ha-)

1

Arthur, T. F.

1

Carlow, L.

1

nes, Sr. Dn.

Arveza, Luis L. 1

Alfred

Garcia, y

Abell, Mr.

1

Choa Tee Soon 1

Garcia

}1

Accum, Mrs.

1

Ghika, N. D.

1

Day, Capt. J.

2

Brown, Mr.

1

Durand,

Harbord, W.

Bols, Louis

1

1

Monsr.Louis

(Rope maker)

Brown, E.

1

Denis, Monsr.

1

Henderson, David 1

Besnard, Monsr. 1

Barden, W.Capt.1 Boys, Angels Bragan?a, A.

 A. de Bodasaib, Brussell M.

Thomas

Holls, Henry

Davis, N.

1

1

(Seaman)

Dunn, T. G.

1

Hams, P.

1

}

1

Domenice,

1 regd.

1

Browne, W.

1

Brophy, M.

1

Buxton, J. H.

1

Burns, A.

2

Antonio e

Di Ruggiero

Antonio

Durnen,

Horatio T. (Engineer)

D'arcy, MattynA.1

Iversen, G.

1

List of unclaimed LETTERS and PAPERS lying in the Hongkong Post Office for Parties not known, 15th March, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers,

1

Lincoln, Alden

McArthur,

John

McPherson, John1

Marcus, Herbert1

Matheson, Donald 1 book.

Martin, Madame 1

R.D., (Your

Affecte.

Sister) Rozario, das

Dores Fran-

cisca

Spence, C. J. Simon, Groi-

neur

Santos, Pedro

de los

Lets. Paps.

1

1

Stewart, William1 Selugmann, E. 1 Sullivan, M.

0. Capt.

Schelfer, J. F.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lobo, Pedro

1

Antnioo Longo, Feli-

1

Paris, J. J. Pickard, Jo- seph R. M.

1

1

pe Antonio

Padino, Carpio 2

Lobo, Louis

1

Perkins, R.

Manoel Lewis, James W. 1

10

Rowthorn, Wm. 1 Russel, Chs. W. 1

Robert, G.

1

Ramug,

Juaquin Sr.

1

Susca, L. Mrs. 1

Roper, Howard 1

Schombury, A. 1

Silberman, T.

3

1

Silva, T. de

1

Mason, Mrs.

G. A.

}

Teunne, Geo.

1

Maleo, Champon1

Terry, H. K.

2

Innes, Geo.

1

Jewell, J. G. Dr.2

Josekes

1

Jullie, Miss

1

Mahomed,

Warrish

Man Wolung

Millington, Henry1

Musgara, Bastinel

}1 regd.

Ramers, D.

Thompson, F.

1

Razio, J. do

1

Tettemer,Spencer2

Rotter, Th.

1

Tietsch, G.

Roberts, Geo.

1

Thomas, Isaac 1

Ross, William 1

Johnston, W.

i

Baron, L. R. de

2

Dethey,W. Heer 1

Magriva, C.

Jamau, Monsr. 1

1

Sra. Da.

Sartustegui,

Vercele Amele 1

Baker, J. B.

1

Duncan, J.

1

Mayerovich, J. 1

Miguel

Vening, A.

6

Davis Philip

1

Knell, T.

3

Seaford, James 1

Cunha, Felis-

Deverill, John 2 bks.

Knell, Matthew 2

Newbery, W. T. 1

Shafen, RosesMis 1

berto da

Kent, Capt.

Nichols, G. B.

2

Short, W.

1

Carvalho,

1

Edlind, Gustaf 1

John F.

Nelson, Peter

1

1

Smith, E.

Wild, H. Wiggins, J.

1

1

Jos? M.

Erickson, E.

1

Kelly, John W.

Nunes, Jo?o

Casimods, M.

1

Errington,

1

King, Chs.

1

Sequeira,

1

1

Baptista

Pedro R.

Curtis, Walter 2

Richard

Kent, Wil-

Chadwick,

Eccleston, J

liam P.

1

}

1

Scott, Fredk.

Otter, Albert

1

W.

Emma Miss j

Kuhn, M. M.

Cregon, E.

2

Fonseca, Maria

1

O'Keeffe, John F. 1 Oliver, Mr.

1

Causse,

Monsr. F. Carter, W. H.

}

Francisca

Flood, Edwin

1

Longfellow,C.A.1 Labin, M.

1

1

Gacier, J.

2

La Rogue,

1

Conill, George 1

Grau, Virgilio 1 regd.

Monsr. De

Phillimore, J. Panigati, F. Pironet, F.Monsr.1

1

1

Smith, Joseph 1 Sustenance,Capt.1 Smith, R. Selover, Isaac W.2 Soutter, John Souza, D. F.

Walmsley, Wythies&Co.,

W. Messrs. Wahond, R. B. 1 Walker, H.

1

1

2

1

Wigzell, Capt. 1 Whelan, J.,

Capt.

1

1 regd.

Zoorack. Mr,

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

Ships of War, 15th March, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adventure

Princess

Rinaldo

Charlotte

7

8

11 5

Iron Duke

6 29

Salamis

1

123

124

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MARCH, 1872.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 15th March, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Avon

1

C. J.

1

Araby Maid

1

Caroline

3

Ambassador

Cammila

1

Anahauc

1

Cenparielle

Garibaldi Goliah Gem Gertrude

Jean Sands

Letters. Papers

1

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps

Jacques Jenin 1

Naples Neva

1

Nyassa

1

Strathmore Sampan Schichallion

1

2

2

Anny Henderson1

Catherine

Globe

6 5 1

Killerney

Neville

1

St. Anne

2

Khandish

4

1

Naval Brigade 1

Sunprove, s.s.

1

Amoor

4

5

Fullerton

Shenchi

1

Arabie

1

Contest

Havilah

1

Leander

1

Onward

2

Sea Belle

1

Aviso

1

Hindustan

1

Locknager

2

Ormoy

2

Sumatra

1

2

Antares

1

Dorothy

1

Hampton Court 5

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Onezia

1

Anne Main

I

Diamant

2

Hera

1

Linga

2

Deerfoot

1

1

Prince Waldemar1

4

T. D. Marshall 1

Blanche

1

Duc de Malakof 2

Isle of Wight

1

Martin

Papillon

1

British Cons- ?

titutions

}

12

C

Dashing Wave 1

Isles of the Sea 1

Mikado

1

Paralos

2

Italy

1

1

Minnie Graham 3

Peruana

1

Union

Bombay

3

Boyne

7

Blackwell, s s.

← 19:00

3

Elsses, str.

1

Ilione

3

Maria

Pegasus

Envangeline 1

Intrepid

1

Mongyne

1

Veronica

1

EdmondGressier

Iron Duke

Marnix de St.

Rangoon, s.s.

1

1

Vesta

NIN

Aldegonde

Rockwood

1

Cissy

1

City of Agra

4

Channel Queen 4

28 N

2

Flying Fish

1

Jeannie Eastmanl

Min

Reigate

2

3

Fred. Warren

3

Jurgen Bruhn 1

4

Foune

Josephine

Mary Blair Mohican

Raisaid

1

Wave Queen

1

1

1

Countess Russell1

Forward Ho

5

Amedee

Mimi

1

Cornuvia

3

James Aikens 2

Moss Glen

Constantin

1

Game Cock

Johanna Willam 1

M. E. Ray

Radiant Ringleader

Segis

3

War Cloud

4

1

William Ritson 1

Washie, str. Walsgriff

2

1

NOTICE.

TH

NOTICE.

deceased.

HE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Su- Estate of GIFFARD DOWNING MOODY, Esq., I

preme Court will be held on Monday, the Eighteenth day of March, A.D. 1872, at TenETTERS of Administration to the Estate and

o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order of the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

Victoria, Hongkong,

16th March, 1872.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. PROBATE JURISDICTION.

In the Goods of DOUGALL MCLACHLAN DRYS-

??

??

""

""

WONG-KEE-KWONG.

CHARLES HOLT.

SHEIK NIZAM,

WILLIAM EVANS.

[DALE.

JOHN HELMAN, otherwise.

HARRY WALTON.

N OTICE is hereby given that in accordance

with the Provisions of Ordinance No. 9 of 1870, Section III an Order has been made by the Honorable Henry John Ball, Acting Chief Jus- tice of the said Court limiting the time for Cre- ditors and others to send in their claims against the above Estates to Friday, the 2nd day of August, 1872, on or before which date all claims must be proved, otherwise they will not be in- cluded in the Scheme of Division.

All persons indebted to the said Estates are re- quested to make immediate payment to

W

46

W. H. ALEXANDER, Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

HEREAS pursuant to the Provisions of Ordinance No. 14 of 1862, a petition by SIR WILLIAM THOMSON, praying for an exten- sion for the period of eight years of certain Let- ters Patent of this Colony dated the 6th day of January, 1871, in respect of a certain invention for Improvement in testing and working Elec- tric Telegraphs the like extension having been granted in respect of corresponding Letters Pa- tent in England, together with a certain Dis- claimer and Memorandum of Alteration and Office Copy of Her Majesty's Order in Council extending the term of the said corresponding Letters Patent in England has been filed in the Office of the Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given that His Excellency the Governor has appointed Friday, the 29th day of March instant, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon, for a sitting of the Executive Council at the Offices of the Government for the purpose of entertaining the said Petition and that at such sitting of the Council applications will be made for such extension of the said Letters Patent as aforesaid.

 Dated at Victoria, Hongkong, this 9th day of March, A.D. 1871.

EDMUND SHARP & TOLLER,

Solicitors for the Pititioner.

Supreme Court House.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR retired from

Mour Firm, 31st December, 1871.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

Effects of the late Giffard Downing Moody, deceased, having been granted to the under- signed,-

All persons having claims against the deceased, are requested to send in particulars thereof on or before the First day of May, 1872.

All per- sons indebted to, or holding funds or property of the deceased, are requested to communicate as soon as possible with

MR.

date.

ALFRED L. TURNER. Administrator.

NOTICE.

R. WILHELM REINERS is authorized to sign our firm per procuration from this

MELCHERS & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. F. CLAUSS in our firm ceased on the 31st December, 1971, by mutual consent.

Hongkong & China, the 1st January, 1872. BOURJAU, H?BENER & Co.

MR

NOTICE.

R. CARL ROBERT MEUSER is this day admitted a partner in our Firm at Hong- kong and at Canton.

PAUL EHLERS & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

THE

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JULIUS

MENKE in our Firm ceased on the 31st of December, 1870.

WM. PUSTAU & Co. Hongkong and China, 16th December, 1871.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM HENRY MOORE and MR.

FRIEDRICH have day been

admitted Partners in our firm.

LAMMERT, ATKINSON & Co. Hongkong, 30th June, 1870.

MR

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM ABBOTT TURNBULL is au- thorized to sign our Firm from this date. BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON & Co. Shanghai 1st May, 1871.

IT

NOTICE.

T is hereby notified for the information of Shippers and Underwriters that the steamers Appin, Dragon, Kiushu, Nanzing, Sin Nan- zing, Yuen-tze-fee, and Mided, being com- manded by Officers qualified to perform the duties of Pilots, will run hereafter without taking Station Pilots either Inward or Outward.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. Shanghai, 1st May, 1871.

THE

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. En- WARD PETTIT in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

Mr. ALFRED HUTCHISON was admitted a Partner therein on the 1st January.

Canton, 1st March, 1871.

DEACON & Co.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as a Merchant and Commission Agent under the style or firm of

F. PEIL, and I have authorized MR. F. E. HEYDEN and Mr. H. MEYER to sign my firm by procuration.

F. PEIL. Hongkong, 15th December, 1870.

NOTICE.

MR our content from all participation in the

R. JOHN HIGGIN having withdrawn with

management of our business has henceforth no authority to sign or incur obligations on the part of our firm.

LONEY & Co.

Iloilo, 12th October, 1870.

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKIN-

Firm on the 1st of January last.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 10th March, 1870.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of WAHEE and

TONG-MOW-CHEE, in our Firm, ceased

on this day.

WAHEE, SMITH & Co. East Point.

Hongkong, 21st December, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. PAUL GERHARD HUBBE, and Mr.

ized to sign our firm here and in China from this date.

SIEMSSEN & Co.

Hongkong, November 1, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM GEORGE PRICE is au-

from this date.

sign Foscow

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 17th July, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES HART is authorized to sign our

MR FAM por procuration in Hond to

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 17th June, 1869.

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.

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

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

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

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

124

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MARCH, 1872.

List of LETTERS and PAPERS lying at the Hongkong Post Office for Merchant Vessels, 15th March, 1872.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Avon

1

C. J.

1

Araby Maid

1

Caroline

3

Ambassador

Cammila

1

Anahauc

1

Cenparielle

Garibaldi Goliah Gem Gertrude

Jean Sands

Letters. Papers

1

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps

Jacques Jenin 1

Naples Neva

1

Nyassa

1

Strathmore Sampan Schichallion

1

2

2

Anny Henderson1

Catherine

Globe

6 5 1

Killerney

Neville

1

St. Anne

2

Khandish

4

1

Naval Brigade 1

Sunprove, s.s.

1

Amoor

4

5

Fullerton

Shenchi

1

Arabie

1

Contest

Havilah

1

Leander

1

Onward

2

Sea Belle

1

Aviso

1

Hindustan

1

Locknager

2

Ormoy

2

Sumatra

1

2

Antares

1

Dorothy

1

Hampton Court 5

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Onezia

1

Anne Main

I

Diamant

2

Hera

1

Linga

2

Deerfoot

1

1

Prince Waldemar1

4

T. D. Marshall 1

Blanche

1

Duc de Malakof 2

Isle of Wight

1

Martin

Papillon

1

British Cons- ?

titutions

}

12

C

Dashing Wave 1

Isles of the Sea 1

Mikado

1

Paralos

2

Italy

1

1

Minnie Graham 3

Peruana

1

Union

Bombay

3

Boyne

7

Blackwell, s s.

← 19:00

3

Elsses, str.

1

Ilione

3

Maria

Pegasus

Envangeline 1

Intrepid

1

Mongyne

1

Veronica

1

EdmondGressier

Iron Duke

Marnix de St.

Rangoon, s.s.

1

1

Vesta

NIN

Aldegonde

Rockwood

1

Cissy

1

City of Agra

4

Channel Queen 4

28 N

2

Flying Fish

1

Jeannie Eastmanl

Min

Reigate

2

3

Fred. Warren

3

Jurgen Bruhn 1

4

Foune

Josephine

Mary Blair Mohican

Raisaid

1

Wave Queen

1

1

1

Countess Russell1

Forward Ho

5

Amedee

Mimi

1

Cornuvia

3

James Aikens 2

Moss Glen

Constantin

1

Game Cock

Johanna Willam 1

M. E. Ray

Radiant Ringleader

Segis

3

War Cloud

4

1

William Ritson 1

Washie, str. Walsgriff

2

1

NOTICE.

TH

NOTICE.

deceased.

HE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Su- Estate of GIFFARD DOWNING MOODY, Esq., I

preme Court will be held on Monday, the Eighteenth day of March, A.D. 1872, at TenETTERS of Administration to the Estate and

o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order of the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

Victoria, Hongkong,

16th March, 1872.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. PROBATE JURISDICTION.

In the Goods of DOUGALL MCLACHLAN DRYS-

??

??

""

""

WONG-KEE-KWONG.

CHARLES HOLT.

SHEIK NIZAM,

WILLIAM EVANS.

[DALE.

JOHN HELMAN, otherwise.

HARRY WALTON.

N OTICE is hereby given that in accordance

with the Provisions of Ordinance No. 9 of 1870, Section III an Order has been made by the Honorable Henry John Ball, Acting Chief Jus- tice of the said Court limiting the time for Cre- ditors and others to send in their claims against the above Estates to Friday, the 2nd day of August, 1872, on or before which date all claims must be proved, otherwise they will not be in- cluded in the Scheme of Division.

All persons indebted to the said Estates are re- quested to make immediate payment to

W

46

W. H. ALEXANDER, Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

HEREAS pursuant to the Provisions of Ordinance No. 14 of 1862, a petition by SIR WILLIAM THOMSON, praying for an exten- sion for the period of eight years of certain Let- ters Patent of this Colony dated the 6th day of January, 1871, in respect of a certain invention for Improvement in testing and working Elec- tric Telegraphs the like extension having been granted in respect of corresponding Letters Pa- tent in England, together with a certain Dis- claimer and Memorandum of Alteration and Office Copy of Her Majesty's Order in Council extending the term of the said corresponding Letters Patent in England has been filed in the Office of the Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given that His Excellency the Governor has appointed Friday, the 29th day of March instant, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon, for a sitting of the Executive Council at the Offices of the Government for the purpose of entertaining the said Petition and that at such sitting of the Council applications will be made for such extension of the said Letters Patent as aforesaid.

 Dated at Victoria, Hongkong, this 9th day of March, A.D. 1871.

EDMUND SHARP & TOLLER,

Solicitors for the Pititioner.

Supreme Court House.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES BANKS TAYLOR retired from

Mour Firm, 31st December, 1871.

SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

Effects of the late Giffard Downing Moody, deceased, having been granted to the under- signed,-

All persons having claims against the deceased, are requested to send in particulars thereof on or before the First day of May, 1872.

All per- sons indebted to, or holding funds or property of the deceased, are requested to communicate as soon as possible with

MR.

date.

ALFRED L. TURNER. Administrator.

NOTICE.

R. WILHELM REINERS is authorized to sign our firm per procuration from this

MELCHERS & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. F. CLAUSS in our firm ceased on the 31st December, 1971, by mutual consent.

Hongkong & China, the 1st January, 1872. BOURJAU, H?BENER & Co.

MR

NOTICE.

R. CARL ROBERT MEUSER is this day admitted a partner in our Firm at Hong- kong and at Canton.

PAUL EHLERS & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

THE

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JULIUS

MENKE in our Firm ceased on the 31st of December, 1870.

WM. PUSTAU & Co. Hongkong and China, 16th December, 1871.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM HENRY MOORE and MR.

FRIEDRICH have day been

admitted Partners in our firm.

LAMMERT, ATKINSON & Co. Hongkong, 30th June, 1870.

MR

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM ABBOTT TURNBULL is au- thorized to sign our Firm from this date. BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON & Co. Shanghai 1st May, 1871.

IT

NOTICE.

T is hereby notified for the information of Shippers and Underwriters that the steamers Appin, Dragon, Kiushu, Nanzing, Sin Nan- zing, Yuen-tze-fee, and Mided, being com- manded by Officers qualified to perform the duties of Pilots, will run hereafter without taking Station Pilots either Inward or Outward.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. Shanghai, 1st May, 1871.

THE

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of Mr. En- WARD PETTIT in our Firm ceased on the 31st December last.

Mr. ALFRED HUTCHISON was admitted a Partner therein on the 1st January.

Canton, 1st March, 1871.

DEACON & Co.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as a Merchant and Commission Agent under the style or firm of

F. PEIL, and I have authorized MR. F. E. HEYDEN and Mr. H. MEYER to sign my firm by procuration.

F. PEIL. Hongkong, 15th December, 1870.

NOTICE.

MR our content from all participation in the

R. JOHN HIGGIN having withdrawn with

management of our business has henceforth no authority to sign or incur obligations on the part of our firm.

LONEY & Co.

Iloilo, 12th October, 1870.

NOTICE.

R. ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKIN-

Firm on the 1st of January last.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 10th March, 1870.

NOTICE.

THE interest and responsibility of WAHEE and

TONG-MOW-CHEE, in our Firm, ceased

on this day.

WAHEE, SMITH & Co. East Point.

Hongkong, 21st December, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. PAUL GERHARD HUBBE, and Mr.

ized to sign our firm here and in China from this date.

SIEMSSEN & Co.

Hongkong, November 1, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM GEORGE PRICE is au-

from this date.

sign Foscow

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 17th July, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES HART is authorized to sign our

MR FAM por procuration in Hond to

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 17th June, 1869.

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.

GILMAN & Co. Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

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

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

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

MAYUGELETAR

DIE

SOIT

ET

QUI MAL

MON

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 12.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

VOL. XVIII.

No. 5.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL.

  By His Excellency SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Bachelor, and Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, LL.D., 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 of KIMBERLEY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinances; namely:-

No. 9 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to apply a Sum not exceeding Six hundred and Eighty-eight thousand Dollars to the Public Service of the Year 1872;

No. 11 of 1871, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to authorize the "Hongkong Pier and Godown Company, Limited," to construct a Pier in the Harbor of Victoria, and to confer upon the said Company certain other Powers and Privileges:-

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

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 21st Day of March, 1872.

No. 56.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  His Excellency The Governor has been pleased to appoint the following Gentlemen to be Justices of the Peace for this Colony, and they have taken the Oaths of Office accordingly:-

The Honorable HENRY LOWCOCK.

The Honorable JAMES GREIG.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

126

No. 57.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th March, 1872.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 8 of 1872.

YANGTSZE.

Five new 6 feet diameter Buoys have been recently moored in the Yangtsze, between the Acteon Shoal and Vine Point, in the following positions :-

1.-ACTEON BUOY.

This Buoy, which is painted red, and surmounted with a balloon, is moored in 3 fathoms of water, on the S.W. end of the Acteon Shoal.

2.-CENTAUR BUOY.

This Buoy, which is painted black, and surmounted with a balloon, is moored in 7 fathoms of water, on the N.E. end of the Centaur Bank. A straight course can be steered between Buoys Nos. 1 and 2.

3.-NORTH BANK BUOY.

This Buoy, which is painted red, and surmounted with a truncated pyramidal top, is moored in 5 fathoms of water, on the S.W. end of the North Bank.

4.--WATERMAN OR MIDDLE BANK BUOY.

This Buoy, which is painted black, and surmounted with a balloon, is moored in 6 fathoms of water, on the N.E. edge of Waterman Bank.

5.-VINE POINT BUOY.

This Buoy, which is painted red, and surmounted with a balloon, is moored in 5 fathoms of water, on the edge of the Shoals to the S.E. of Vine Point. A straight course can be steered between Buoys Nos. 4 and 5.

Captains and Pilots of vessels passing these Buoys are requested to report any damage to them, and any changes in the position of the Banks or Shoals.

The 5 old Buoys have been removed.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 9th March, 1872.

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

No. 58.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Returns, relative to the Victoria Gaol, during the Year 1871, are published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th March, 1872.

A RETURN showing the NUMBER of PRISONERS in VICTORIA GAOL on the last day of each WEEK OF THE YEAR 1871.

CHINESE & COLORED.

CHINESE & COLORED.

WEEKLY.

EUROPEANS. Male.

GRAND TOTAL.

WEEKLY.

EUROPEANS. Male.

GRAND

TOTAL.

Male.

Female.

Male.

Female.

January 1

8

""

15

""

22

29

""

February

5

12

""

19

""

26

"

March

12

"

19

""

26

"

April

2

9

""

16

""

23

??

30

""

May

7

14

""

21

22

28

""

June

4

11

101

""

18

""

25

104

?×?OJJ8878828×888)JRNJE?&%

382

383

396

11

387

379

385

401

409

393

386

0000800700

5

475

July

2

6

484

97

""

501

16

"}

481

23

91

3

455

30

""

465

August 6

858028

90

379

395

397

6877

477

500

492

386

10

487

92

398

10

500

400

11

499

6

472

13

97

386

10

493

""

475

20

101

399

11

511

??

5

456

27

87

395

11

493

"

5

450

September 3

88

384

13

457

10

""

389

14

466

17

""

399

15

472

24

406

13

479

October

1

413

11

485

""

427

11

506

15

""

401

10

500

22

""

84

412

12

508

29

416

13

420

11

399

446

388

10

388

96

387

379

BIOBOT96

498

November 5

500

12

""

8

479

19

8

529

26

491

December 3

7

496

10

""

492

17

489

24

22

""

31

ZIFZIJA:@CJENU8***:

410

11

509

85

427

10

522

75

447

7

529

68

444

6

518

70

? 476

8

554

72

469

15

556

71

457

12

540

73

454

8

535

69

444

7

520

68

430

8

506

66

450

524

65

442

8

515

73

430

7

510

73

411

5

489

72

412

490

74

404

484

75

410

9

494

76

421

7

504

99

Victoria Gaol Office, Hongkong, 15th March, 1872.

F. DOUGLAS,

Superintendent of Victoria Gaol,

126

No. 57.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th March, 1872.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 8 of 1872.

YANGTSZE.

Five new 6 feet diameter Buoys have been recently moored in the Yangtsze, between the Acteon Shoal and Vine Point, in the following positions :-

1.-ACTEON BUOY.

This Buoy, which is painted red, and surmounted with a balloon, is moored in 3 fathoms of water, on the S.W. end of the Acteon Shoal.

2.-CENTAUR BUOY.

This Buoy, which is painted black, and surmounted with a balloon, is moored in 7 fathoms of water, on the N.E. end of the Centaur Bank. A straight course can be steered between Buoys Nos. 1 and 2.

3.-NORTH BANK BUOY.

This Buoy, which is painted red, and surmounted with a truncated pyramidal top, is moored in 5 fathoms of water, on the S.W. end of the North Bank.

4.--WATERMAN OR MIDDLE BANK BUOY.

This Buoy, which is painted black, and surmounted with a balloon, is moored in 6 fathoms of water, on the N.E. edge of Waterman Bank.

5.-VINE POINT BUOY.

This Buoy, which is painted red, and surmounted with a balloon, is moored in 5 fathoms of water, on the edge of the Shoals to the S.E. of Vine Point. A straight course can be steered between Buoys Nos. 4 and 5.

Captains and Pilots of vessels passing these Buoys are requested to report any damage to them, and any changes in the position of the Banks or Shoals.

The 5 old Buoys have been removed.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, CUSTOM HOUSE, Shanghai, 9th March, 1872.

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

No. 58.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Returns, relative to the Victoria Gaol, during the Year 1871, are published for general information.

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th March, 1872.

A RETURN showing the NUMBER of PRISONERS in VICTORIA GAOL on the last day of each WEEK OF THE YEAR 1871.

CHINESE & COLORED.

CHINESE & COLORED.

WEEKLY.

EUROPEANS. Male.

GRAND TOTAL.

WEEKLY.

EUROPEANS. Male.

GRAND

TOTAL.

Male.

Female.

Male.

Female.

January 1

8

""

15

""

22

29

""

February

5

12

""

19

""

26

"

March

12

"

19

""

26

"

April

2

9

""

16

""

23

??

30

""

May

7

14

""

21

22

28

""

June

4

11

101

""

18

""

25

104

?×?OJJ8878828×888)JRNJE?&%

382

383

396

11

387

379

385

401

409

393

386

0000800700

5

475

July

2

6

484

97

""

501

16

"}

481

23

91

3

455

30

""

465

August 6

858028

90

379

395

397

6877

477

500

492

386

10

487

92

398

10

500

400

11

499

6

472

13

97

386

10

493

""

475

20

101

399

11

511

??

5

456

27

87

395

11

493

"

5

450

September 3

88

384

13

457

10

""

389

14

466

17

""

399

15

472

24

406

13

479

October

1

413

11

485

""

427

11

506

15

""

401

10

500

22

""

84

412

12

508

29

416

13

420

11

399

446

388

10

388

96

387

379

BIOBOT96

498

November 5

500

12

""

8

479

19

8

529

26

491

December 3

7

496

10

""

492

17

489

24

22

""

31

ZIFZIJA:@CJENU8***:

410

11

509

85

427

10

522

75

447

7

529

68

444

6

518

70

? 476

8

554

72

469

15

556

71

457

12

540

73

454

8

535

69

444

7

520

68

430

8

506

66

450

524

65

442

8

515

73

430

7

510

73

411

5

489

72

412

490

74

404

484

75

410

9

494

76

421

7

504

99

Victoria Gaol Office, Hongkong, 15th March, 1872.

F. DOUGLAS,

Superintendent of Victoria Gaol,

SEPTEMBER, ..

OCTOBER, ....

NOVEMBER,......... ·

1) ?CEMBER,····

Victoria Gaol Office, Hongkong, 15th March, 1872.

AUGUST,...................

JANUARY, .............

FEBRUARY,.....

MARCH,........................

APRIL, .....

MAY,.

JUNE,

JULY, .....................

COUNTRY.

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N

N

~

N

N

NO

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N

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w

w

w

w

w

39

29

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34 20

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?

G

N

N

N

N

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34

00

N

39

H

Piracy and Murder.

Piracy endangering Life with Vio- lence, Piracy, and Confederating

Pirates, &c.

with

Cutting, Wounding and Shooting

with Intent.

Burglary, and Attempt to com-

mit Burglary.

t

O

+

N

H

Robbery with Violence and Rob-

bery or Larceny in a Ilouse or

=

from the Person, &c.

Assault with Intent to rob.

?

co

Co

Co

C

*

Co

c

-

-

-

-

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

H

N

N

N

N

2

-

Manslaughter.

4

*

Co

-

~

-

E, English.

I. Indian.

C. Chinese.

N

N

w

w

w

??

N

N

223

220

2

9

00

N

??

co

4

2

N

H

?

?

N

5

E

N

~

N

N

2

N

-

A

FELONIES.

Administering Drugs.

Child Stealing, Unlawful Deten-

tion, &c.

Sodomy and Unnatural Offences.

Forgery, Coining or Uttering

Counterfeit Coin or Notes.

Q

+

Escape, [&c.

2

-

Q

2

Q

A

Other Felonies not shown.

O

Conspiracy.

Embezzlement.

RETURN showing the CLASSIFICATION of OFFENCES, for which PRISONERS were confined in VICTORIA GAOL, on the First Day of each Month of the Year 1871.

Extortion, Bribery, &c.

Obtaining Goods or Money under

false Pretences.

Unlawful Possession or Receiving |

Stolen Goods.

Perjury and Suborning Witnesses

+

T

to commit Perjury, &c.

*

w

H

?

N

Rogues and Vagabonds and

23

2

O

co

++

-

J

ST

00

Co

J

~

N

N

N

00

-

N

N

5

O

C

Co

?

Co

-

w

N

ON

?

w

26

?

co

L

Ω

Q

0

?

=

C

+

Suspicious Character, &c.

Gambling.

Refusal of Duty, Desertion, &c.

Common Assaults, Drunk, With- out License, Obstruction, Nui- sance and Damage, &c.

Breach of Brothel Ordinance, &c.

+

Breach of Harbor Ordinance, &c.

+

Breach of Conditional Pardon.

>

Crown Witnesses, &c.

P

??

Co

C

00

N

00

N

Co

w

Ω

~

*

?

O

Other Offences not shown.

Remanded from Police Court.

Debts.

**

Committed for Trial.

??

N

N

0

C

N

-

N

?

N

N

N

N

-

2

Co

-

-

Superintendent of Victoria Gaol. F. DOUGLAS,

15

N

?

88 11 376 475 37 144

76 7 375

181 21 1

458 23

130

153 2 11

31

59 18 374 451 26 152 178 1 2

60 15 408 478 30 172 202 1 1

2 84 9 415 508 22 160 1821 1

3100 14 441 555 21 162 183 32

N

?

w

N

-

106 17 372 495 32 140 172 32 5

93 17 388 498 35 136 171 1

9015409 514,20 171

70 18 466 554 15 166

6813 442 523 16 179

?

8413 497 18 141

21

23

51

31?2

19]

31

181 1

12

195 1

2

3

Do

159 2 23

A

co

271

6.

-

=

All

MISDEMEANORS.

Total Number on 1st of each

Month.

Nations.

GRAND TOTAL.

Daily Average No. of Prisoners

at work outside the Gaol.

Daily Total Number of Prisoners

:

at work outside.

H

Daily Average Nosof Prisoners

?

Sick in Hospital.

Daily Total Number of Sick in

Hospital.

1186 HLIAZ IN ΠΛΟΟ ΟΝΟΜΟΝΟΗ ΗΙ

+

128

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 59.

The following Notice of the 22nd March, from the Acting Harbor Master, relative to the change of position of the wreck of the Norwegian Barque Glimt, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

The wreck of the Norwegian barque Glimt, has been moved entirely out of the Channel, and now lies close in shore on the South side of Chunghu Island.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 22nd March, 1872.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

No. 60.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Report of the Acting Colonial Surgeon, with Returns annexed, for the Year 1871, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 26th February, 1872.

  Having performed the duties of Colonial Surgeon during the absence of Dr. MURRAY from Hongkong, since 19th January, 1871, I shall endeavour to give a short Report on the Sanitary condition of the Colony for the year 1871.

I. THE POLICE.

The health of this Force during the past year has been very good. The rate of sickness is much below the average and the rate of mortality lower than it has ever been. The number of Chinese in the Force has been increased from an average of 204 to 236.

Table I. shows the admissions into Hospital and the deaths for the twelve months of 1871. The greatest number of admissions was during the summer months. Ten cases of Small Pox occurred in the Force and two of these were fatal. There was one death from Hydrophobia, after a bite from a dog. The increase in the number of Chinese admitted to Hospital, as compared with the previous year, is owing partly to a number of admissions under the Contagious Diseases Act. The Chinese Constables do not undergo a monthly examination as is the case with Europeans and Colored men in the Force, but when examined for re-enlistment a number of Lokongs were found to be suffering from disease and were detained in Hospital. Another reason for the increase is the fact of the Chinese resorting to the Hospital for treatment, more than to their native doctors, as they used to do formerly. The number of European and Colored men admitted to Hospital is comparatively small, and the rate of sickness for the whole Force is more than 16 per cent less than in 1870.

Table II. shows the rate of sickness and mortality for 1871. The same evidence of improved health in the Public Services is shewn in the Military returns.

Table III. gives the rate of sickness and mortality in the Troops serving in Hongkong in 1871. Their health has evidently been excellent, and the rate of mortality is lower than it has ever been on this station. The superior barrack accommodation and the exemption of Europeans from night duty has, no doubt, contributed to this gratifying result. In 1870, the sickness was at the rate of 157 per cent and the mortality 2 per cent. In 1850 out of an average strength of 1;153 Europeans and Colored Troops, the rate of sickness was 515 per cent and the mortality nearly 16 per cent.

II.

GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL.

Table IV. shows the number of admissions and mortality in this institution. The number of admissions is less than in the previous year and the mortality is slightly in excess. There were 6 deaths from Small Pox and 21 from Diarrhoea, the latter, in most instances, being cases of "destitutes"

128

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 59.

The following Notice of the 22nd March, from the Acting Harbor Master, relative to the change of position of the wreck of the Norwegian Barque Glimt, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

The wreck of the Norwegian barque Glimt, has been moved entirely out of the Channel, and now lies close in shore on the South side of Chunghu Island.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 22nd March, 1872.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

No. 60.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Report of the Acting Colonial Surgeon, with Returns annexed, for the Year 1871, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd March, 1872.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 26th February, 1872.

  Having performed the duties of Colonial Surgeon during the absence of Dr. MURRAY from Hongkong, since 19th January, 1871, I shall endeavour to give a short Report on the Sanitary condition of the Colony for the year 1871.

I. THE POLICE.

The health of this Force during the past year has been very good. The rate of sickness is much below the average and the rate of mortality lower than it has ever been. The number of Chinese in the Force has been increased from an average of 204 to 236.

Table I. shows the admissions into Hospital and the deaths for the twelve months of 1871. The greatest number of admissions was during the summer months. Ten cases of Small Pox occurred in the Force and two of these were fatal. There was one death from Hydrophobia, after a bite from a dog. The increase in the number of Chinese admitted to Hospital, as compared with the previous year, is owing partly to a number of admissions under the Contagious Diseases Act. The Chinese Constables do not undergo a monthly examination as is the case with Europeans and Colored men in the Force, but when examined for re-enlistment a number of Lokongs were found to be suffering from disease and were detained in Hospital. Another reason for the increase is the fact of the Chinese resorting to the Hospital for treatment, more than to their native doctors, as they used to do formerly. The number of European and Colored men admitted to Hospital is comparatively small, and the rate of sickness for the whole Force is more than 16 per cent less than in 1870.

Table II. shows the rate of sickness and mortality for 1871. The same evidence of improved health in the Public Services is shewn in the Military returns.

Table III. gives the rate of sickness and mortality in the Troops serving in Hongkong in 1871. Their health has evidently been excellent, and the rate of mortality is lower than it has ever been on this station. The superior barrack accommodation and the exemption of Europeans from night duty has, no doubt, contributed to this gratifying result. In 1870, the sickness was at the rate of 157 per cent and the mortality 2 per cent. In 1850 out of an average strength of 1;153 Europeans and Colored Troops, the rate of sickness was 515 per cent and the mortality nearly 16 per cent.

II.

GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL.

Table IV. shows the number of admissions and mortality in this institution. The number of admissions is less than in the previous year and the mortality is slightly in excess. There were 6 deaths from Small Pox and 21 from Diarrhoea, the latter, in most instances, being cases of "destitutes"

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

129

brought to Hospital by the Police. The 2 cases of death from Leprosy were likewise cases of des- titute Chinese. It will also be observed in Table IV., that 16 cases were brought to Hospital in a moribund condition and help to swell the death rate of the institution, although they were really too far gone for treatment of any kind. Now that the new Chinese Hospital is opened, it is to be hoped that the Government Hospital will be relieved of a number of Chinese cases, for which there is really no accommodation, and which are, in many instances, dangerous to the health of the other patients in Hospital, besides materially interfering with their comfort. A detached building, formerly the Fever Hospital, was at one time used for the reception of destitute females. This has been absorbed in the new Lock Hospital, and the upper story of a Chinese house is hired for the reception of females. This place is found most inconvenient, both from its situation and ar- rangement, as the only approach to it is by a steep ladder less than 3 feet wide. Patients who are unable to walk have to be carried up this ladder, and in the case of fractures this mode of en- trance is not unattended with danger.

  The accommodation afforded by the Government Hospital is, in every way, inadequate to the wants of the Colony. The building is badly planned and much too small. When the maximum number of 83 patients was in Hospital, there was a space of less than 900 cubic feet and 55 super- ficial feet to each patient, instead of 1,500 cubic feet and 100 superficial, which is the smallest quantity recommended by the Indian Sanitary Commission. I entered more fully into the various requirements of the Hospital in my Report of 29th May, 1871.

SMALL POX HOSPITAL.

  In Appendix I., will be found a Report by Dr. ROBOTHAM on the Small-Pox Hospital at Stone Cutter's Island. On my appointment to the office of Acting Colonial Surgeon on the 19th of January, there was a considerable number of Small Pox cases in the Colony. On the 1st of January there were about 70 cases amongst Europeans and Colored men. As there was no ac- commodation for infectious diseases in the Civil Hospital, a temporary building had been erected in the rear of the Lock Hospital, where Small Pox patients were received. The disease being ap- parently on the increase, it was deemed advisable to concentrate the cases as much as possible, and so lessen the risks of contagion by diminishing the number of centres of infection. For this purpose the Colonial Government had a part of the Gaol on Stone Cutter's Island fitted up as an Hospital and placed under the care of Staff Surgeon ROBOTHAM. To this building all the cases were removed from the Civil Hospital, Gaol and Seamens' Hospital, and it was publicly announced that Small Pox cases would be treated at Stone Cutters' Island only. When the disease began to appear amongst the Troops, at the request of the Principal Medical Officer, military cases were also received at Stone Cutters' Island. The Police were ordered to report any case of Small Pox that came under their notice and to try and induce the person to come to Hospital for treat- ment. The soldiers were ordered to avoid the Western part of the town where the Chinese mostly dwell, and the liberty men from the ships of war were not allowed to land. The endeavour to prevent the spread of the disease was so far successful that only 5 cases occurred amongst the European-born civil population. The 75th Regiment, with the exception of one child, had not a single case. were 25 cases among the Sepoys and Camp followers of the 13th Madras Native Infantry and 2 cases among the Gun Lascars. New cases continued to occur until the 15th May, when the last patient was admitted to Hospital. Most of the cases occurred in strangers, either from ship board or from Sailors' boarding-houses, and no one part of the native town could be said to suffer more than another. The Chinese were said to have suffered considerably and several dead bodies were found with the marks of recent Small Pox. Among the ships of war 19 men were seized with Small Pox, and these were treated on board the Flamer, which was moored off the Melville and used as a Small Pox Hospital. A full report of cases at Stone Cutter's Island will be found in the Report by Dr. ROBOTHAM, and as I visited the Hospital periodically, I can testify to the care and kindness with which the patients were treated by that Surgeon.

Table V. Rate of Mortality in the Civil Hospital during the last 14 years. Table IX. shows the admissions and deaths during each month of 1871.

There

  Tables A., B., & C., kindly furnished by Dr. ADAMS, show the statistics of the Seamen's Hospital for 1871.

III. THE GAOL.

  The health of the prisoners has, on the whole, been very satisfactory. Soon after the rains began, cases of Diarrhoea and Fever were prevalent, but most of them were slight. The greatest number of prisoners in the Gaol was on the 31st of May, when there were 564, viz., 100 Europeans, 14 Colored, and 450 Chinese. The smallest number was on the 5th of March, when there were 450, viz., 59 European, 19 Colored, and 372 Chinese.

  Table VII. shows the admission into Hospital and mortality during the year. Most of the deaths occurred in debilitated worn-out constitutions, only 2 being the result of acute disease. Of the 9 cases of Insanity, some were only temporarily insane and others were destitute imbeciles sent to Gaol by the Magistrates until claimed by their friends, or, in the case of Europeans, until forwarded to Europe by the Government.

130

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

Table VIII. shows the rate of sickness and mortality. The building is always remarkably clean and in good order. The thick walls and long airy corridors keep it very cool in summer, and without any artificial heating the prisoners are kept comfortable in winter by an ample supply of blankets and warm clothing. A small room has been added to the East Wing, where the prisoners, on admis- sion, are inspected by the visiting Surgeon.

IV. THE LOCK HOSPITAL.

A full report of this Hospital will be found in Appendix II. with Tables A., B., C., D., E., & F., carefully compiled by the Surgeon Superintendent Dr. YOUNG.

Whatever may be said against the working of the "Contagious Diseases Act" at home, there can be no doubt that in Hongkong the results are most satisfactory and valuable. In Table C. it will be seen that out of the 460 men admitted to the Military, Naval, Police, and Seamen's Hospitals, 157 contracted the disease elsewhere than in Hongkong, and out of an average monthly number of 10,904 men in Port and Garrison, only 0.34 per cent per month were diseased.

Table X. shows the rate of mortality among the Foreign Residents for the last 14 years. The rate for 1871 is higher than usual but this is accounted for by the great mortality amongst the chil- dren of Portuguese, mostly from Small Pox, no less than 48 under 10 years of age having died. The mortality amongst Americans, and Europeans, exclusive of Portuguese, was 2.48 per cent. This table

of the annual death-rate of the residents would be of much greater interest could we learn the cause of death in each instance, so as to know what proportion of the deaths could be fairly attributed to the effects of the Climate. This could best be done by registration, and the production of a medical certificate as to the cause of death.

There can be no doubt that there is ample scope for a Chinese Hospital in Hongkong. In the building formerly known as the I-tze Hospital 386 patients were received last year, and of these 157, or over 40 per cent, died. I have no doubt that the New Hospital will show better returns next year and encourage the hopes of the native merchants, who have so generously undertaken the good work.

The Committee have already done good service by appointing certain days for vaccination. Numbers of natives bring their children voluntarily to have the operation performed, and I can tes- tify to the very skilful and efficient manner in which it is done. In 1870 there were 233 vaccinated and in 1871 over 500. A vaccinator now pays weekly visits to the various villages in the Island. On his first visit to Sow-ki-wan he vaccinated 30 children. It is evident that the knowledge of this valuable discovery is beginning to spread amongst the Chinese, and as increased numbers of the rising generation undergo the operation, so in proportion will their liability to epidemics of Small Pox be diminished.

Table XII. gives the result of the Meteorological Observations recorded at the Government Civil. Hospital in 1871. The summer of 1871 is generally allowed to have been one of the coolest that we have experienced for many years. Although the thermometer reached a maximum of 89°, the almost daily occurrence of showers of rain and the unusual prevalence of Easterly winds, rendered the past hot season peculiarly mild and salubrious. The winter months were characterized by a degree of cold, scarcely ever known in Hongkong. On the 13th December the summit of the mountain of Tai-mo-shan on the mainland was seen to have a covering of snow, and on the 14th of the same month, ice was found so low as the level of Caine Road. On comparing the weather tables of previous years it is found that what were known as unhealthy years seem to depend, not so much upon extremes of temperature as upon a small annual range of the therinometer. During the so-called unhealthy years of 1865 and 1870, the annual range was only 41° and 43°, respec- tively. In 1867 and 1871 the range was 51° and 53° and both of these years have been peculiarly healthy.

The prevalence of Easterly winds and the consequent abundance of rain during these two years had doubtless a material influence on the temperature.

  The spring of 1871 was dry and cool till the last week of April, when the heat became rather trying and continued so until the middle of May, when the rains commenced. During the first six weeks of wet weather Fever and Diarrhoea were prevalent. The chill produced by the fre- quent fall of the temperature, particularly at night after a shower of rain, was no doubt conducive to those diseases. As regards the Diarrhoea, I am inclined to think that the quality of the drink- ing water may have been injuriously affected by the first washing of the ground after the long drought, more especially as the reservoir was at that time nearly empty. That impure drinking water has anything to do with the production of Malarious Fevers is not probable, as it has been proved in China that ships supplied with water from shore, so long as they lay a certain distance from land have enjoyed entire immunity from a malarious fever which was decimating the residents on shore. The new Reservoir at Pok-fo-lum, which was opened last year, is supplied by streams from the Southern and uninhabited slope of the hills, and is therefore not liable to be impregnated with impurities. It is satisfactory to know that during the height of the dry season the fall in the level of the water in the reservoir was only 9 feet.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

131

  The cases of Intermittent and Remittent Fever in 1871, have been comparatively few, and the statistics of these fevers compare favorably with those of 1870. The greater prevalence of fever in 1870, depended, in a great measure, upon the excessive heat and the dryness of the season. But apart from these causes, common to every inter-tropical country, there must be some other cause for the peculiarly virulent character of the fever which was prevalent that year, and which is com- monly called "Hongkong Fever." It has been likened to Jungle Fever, a fever which prevails in the damp forests of the tropics and the neighbourhood of rivers whose course is through level lands covered with tropical vegetation. No doubt swamps and mud with a luxuriant vegetation are often found co-existant with a highly malarious climate but that they are not essential to the production of fever is proved by its prevalence in places almost destitute of trees. The Island of De Los on the West African Coast, although lying 60 miles from land and almost destitute of trees, is one of the most fever stricken places on the Coast. Ever since Hongkong became a resort of Europeans it has maintained an unenviable notoriety for its fevers. It was especially unhealthy during the first years of occupation when the ground was being cut and levelled for building pur- poses. In twelve months the 59th Regiment lost 24 per cent of its strength, and the European residents lost over 10 per cent of their number. The barracks at Sai-wan, the bungalow in Happy Valley and latterly Morrison Hill have all been pronounced unhealthy. No doubt they were un- healthy for a year or two, but the same may be said of every new site in Hongkong. Twelve years ago the whole line of houses from the Military Stores to Spring Gardens were declared to be unhealthy, because every one who attempted to reside there got fever, but the cliff behind had been newly scarped and the ground cut away to afford a site for the houses. In 1865 the Troops in Kowloong suffered severely from fever, but during the preceding winter, extensive cuttings had been made close to the camp and a large area of soil uncovered by any vegetation was left exposed to the summer sun. In 1870 a certain cliff on Bonham Road was extensively cut away to furnish soil for the repair of the roads in the neighbourhood. Every house within 500 yards of the cliff had one or more cases of fever, some of them, unfortunately, terminating fatally. Whatever the poison may be, the fact remains, that the soil of Hongkong when disturbed for the first time and denuded of vegetation, more especially in the hot season, evolves a fever poison.

  One is so apt to connect tropical fevers with malaria from marshes, mangrove swamps, and the like, that it takes some time to disabuse the mind of the inherent idea. But as it is true that fevers may exist without such surroundings, it is equally true that marshes and the like do not al- ways cause fever. Europeans may live for years on the edge of the Chinese paddy-fields and yet never suffer from fever. Singapore with its tidal mud and mangrove-covered swamps is wonder- fully free from malarious fevers. The jungles of Assam and the forests of Borneo, are known to be comparatively healthy until the vegetation is destroyed and the new soil turned up. During the summer of 1871 no earth-cutting was allowed and this, I believe, must have contributed in some degree to the rarity of severe cases of fever.

Table XI. gives the usual information furnished by the Inspector of Nuisances.

The Honorable CECIL C. SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

&c.,

&c.,

&c., Hongkong.

1.-POLICE.

G. DODS, M.D., Acting Colonial Surgeon.

TABLE shewing the ADMISSIONS into HOSPITAL and DEATHS, during the Year 1871.

EUROPEANS.

COLORED.

CHINESE.

MONTHS.

TOTAL TOTAL

Admissions. Deaths.

Admissions. Deaths. Admissions. Deaths. Admissions.

Deaths.

January,

14

29

February,

10

23

March,

9

24

April,

7

19

May,

16

23

·

June,

15

1

31

13

July,

12

30

August,

14

22

13

September,

20

30

October,

19

27

November,

11

21

December,

13

17

Total,

160

5

296

Co

3

118 :Q37 @

44

2

34

1

41

26

9

48

59

1

1

49

1

49

1

5

55

1

47

34

32

1

62

1

518

9

>

132

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

2.-TABLE shewing the RATE of SICKNESS and MORTALITY in the POLICE FORCE, during the Year 1871.

AVERAGE STRENGTH.

TOTAL SICK.

TOTAL DEATHS.

RATE OF SICKNESS.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

Europeans.

Colored.

Chinese.

Total.

101

299

236

636

518

81.44

1.41

3. TABLE shewing the RATE of SICKNESS and MORTALITY of the TROOPS serving in HONGKONG, during the Year 1871.

AVERAGE STRENGTH.

ADMISSIONS INTO HOSPITAL.

DEATHS.

RATE OF SICKNESS.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

White. Black. Total.

511 983 1,494

White. Black. Total.

754 1,176 1,930

White. Black.

Total.

4

77

11

129.6

per cent.

.09

per cent.

4.-TABLE shewing the NUMBER of PATIENTS treated, and the MORTALITY, in the GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL during the Year 1871.

1871.

DISEASES.

ADMISSIONS.

DEATHS.

Europeans.

Colored Persons.

Chinese.

Total.

Europeans.

Colored Persons.

Chinese.

Total.

DISEASES.

64 103

17

4

??

1

6

Brought forward,.

337

Orchitis,

7

2

Hydrocele,

1

Periostitis,

4

Caries,?

58

Necrosis,?

3

46

15

5

...

Boils,

9

4

4

Abscess,

6

Ulcer,

1

Warts,

Synovitis,.

Tumour,

Frost-bite,*

~ 40

Small Pox,

36 22

Intermittent Fever,..

41

51

11

Remittent

do.,

11

6123

Continued do.,

Erysipelas,

2

Rheumatism,

25 24

Lumbago,

2

Primary Syphilis,

18

21

Secondary do.,

12

cj: o:

Tertiary

do.,

4

1

Phthisis,

4

Paralysis,

Tetanus Idiopathic,......

Hydrophobia,

Neuralgia,.

Insanity,

Compression of Brain,

Delirium Tremens,

Ophthalmia,

Corneitis,

Wound of Cornea,

Blindness,.

Epistaxis,

Ottorrhoea,

Palpitation of Heart,

Fattydegeneration do.,

Aneurism of Aorta,

:121BON

3

10

Nai

:10

1

10

...

10

Leprosy, Gangrene, Urticaria,

4 2

1

3

Eczema,

10

Ringworm,

7

Favus,

1

Scabies,

1

1

Acne,

Lupus,

1871.

ADMISSIONS.

DEATHS.

Total.

11 21 47

18

295 113

Europeans.

Colored Persons.

N HOHEari si --::-S|Chinese.

10

1

2

1

1

1

1

2

4

1

12

5

19

7

12

25

1

6

6

1

8

2

745 15

Total.

~???????????????????? Europeans.

????? E Colored Persons.

1

1

3

3

Elephantiasis,

Debility,

3

3

1

Ni

Mercurial Salivation,. Opium Poisoning,

2

Dropsy,

Bubo......

Tonsilitis,

4 6

wi Ni

Do. Eating,

2

2

Contused Wounds,.....

26

48

7

Incised

do.,

3

19

29

13

Lacerated

do.,

4

4

Asthma,

Influenza,

2

6

2

Punctured

do.,

4

10

14

???

10

Gun Shot

do.,

4

Bronchitis,

18

Dog Bite,..

4

Pneumonia,

5

Man do.,

2

2

Pleuro-Pneumonia,

4

Fracture of Skull,

2

Pleurisy,

1

Do. Lower Jaw,

1

H?moptysis,

1

1

Do.

Nose,

1

1

Dyspepsia,

12

4

16

Do. Ribs,

3

Dysentery,

13 4 1

18

3

Do.

Clavicle,

N

Diarrhoea,

13 27 23

63

5

14

21

Do.

Scapula,

Colic,....

18

22

Do.

Arm,

2 1 3

Constipation,

16

2

...

18

Do.

Femur,

1 1

2

H?morrhoids, External,.

1

Do., Internal,

1

Do. Patella,

Compd. Fracture of Elbow, (Excision,)]

1

++

---

Hepatitis,

6

2

8

Do.

Abscess of Liver,.

3

3

1

Do.

Tibia & Fibula,

Femur,

2

1

Icterus,

4

1

Sprains,

Splenitis,

2

Contusions,

Fistula in Ano,

Fissure of Rectum,

1

Burns,

1

3

8

3

3

1

Submersion in Sea,..

Hernia,

Starvation,

42

9

33

47

10

13

1

1

1

4

2

Bright's Disease,..

2

...

1

Exposure,

2

H?maturia,

1

Destitution,

Gonorrhoea,

68

16

125

Drunkenness,

4

20

5

23

Stricture of Urethra,

2

Impostors,

1

Do. of Spasmodic,

1

Observation,

Phymosis,..

1

Paraphymosis,

1

1

No Appreciable Disease, Moribund,

15:

997:

18

11

19

14

16

2 14 16

Carried forward,......... 337 295 113 745

15 11

21

47

TOTAL,.

452 402 3111,165

19

16 42 77

*Frost-bite of both legs-amputated.

+ Caries of bones of foot-long standing.

?

-after gun-shot wound received in Piratical attack-Syme's amputation in both cases. Excision of Elbow joint, the result was a useful arm.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

5.--TABLE shewing the RATE of MORTALITY in the GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, during the last 14 Years.

Rate to Total Number of Admissions.

Rate to Number of Europeans admitted.

133.

1858,

1859,

1860,

1861,.

1862,

1863,

1864,

1865,

1866,

1867,

1868,

1869,

1870,.

1871,.

Average of 14 Years,

Rate to Number of Colored Persons admitted.

Per cent.

17.88

8.62

1859,

6.90 1860,

6.47 1861,

5.41

1862,.

10.63

1863,

9.63

1864,.

12.16

1865,.

12.21

1866,

7.56

1867,

5.76 1868,

9.00 1869,

6.48

1870..

6.61

1871,.

8.95

Average of 13 Years,.

Rate to Number of Chinese admitted.

Per cent.

6.09

9.31

9.16

5.41

10.97

11.06

7.31

6.72

4.70

2.77

5.88

4.05

4.20

6.74

Per cent.

Per cent.

28.98

6.44

1859,

8.23

1859,

3.43

1860,

11.65

1860,.

2.01

1861,

1861,

12.78

2.70

1862,.....

32.27

1862,

2.44

1863,

22.89

1863,

2.75

1864,.

29.72

1864,

3.55 1865,

33.56

1865,.

3.71

1866,

16.05

1866,

4.86

1867,

15.35

1867,

4.42

1868,

21.85

1868,.

2.45 1869,

15.38

1869,

3.86

1870,

1870,

13.18

3.98

1871.

1871,

Average of 13 Years,.

3.65

Average of 13 Years,.

20.13

5

1

134

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

6.-SEAMAN'S HOSPITAL.

TABLE A.

PATIENTS treated in the SEAMAN'S HOSPITAL during the Year ending December 31st, 1871.

I. GENERAL DISEASES.

Ad- Reco- mitted. vered.

Died.

Remain- ing in Hospital.

1

Small Pox,

28

25

3

Sub-Division A.

Sub-Division B.

Nose Ear. Eye.

Nervous System.

Measles,..

Scarlet Fever,

Typhus do.,

Enteric do.,

Simple Continued Fever,.. Febricula,

Intermittent Fever,

Remittent do.,

Simple Cholera,

Malignant do.,

Influenza,

Erysipelas,..

Pycemia,

Acute Rheumatism,

Chronic

do.,

Muscular do, Primary Syphillis,.

Secondary do., Cancer,

Scrofula,

Phthisis Pulmonalis,

Purpura,

Scurvy,

Herpes,

Ancemia,

General Dropsy,

II. LOCAL DISEASES.

Encephalitis, Meningitis, Apoplexy, Sunstroke, Paralysis,

Epilepsy, Neuralgia, Mania, {Dementia,

Conjunctivitis, Tarsal Ophthalmia,

Inflam. Membr. Tym.,.

Deafness,

Epistaxis, Ozona,

Pericarditis,

Valve Disease of Heart, Hypertrophy of Heart,. Aneurism of Aorta,

Do. of Heart, Varicose Veins,...

Inflam. of Glands, Suppuration,

Goitre,

Bronchitis,..

Asthma,

Pneumonia, Pulmonary Extravn.,

(Tonsillitis,

00

+

?

Respiratory

D.

Absor-

Circulatory

System.

Glands

bent.

System.

9

Digestive.

Gastritis,

Dyspepsia,

Ad- Reco- mitted. vered.

Died.

Remain- ing in Hospital.

Brought forward,...... 284 244

29

11

10

Bright's Disease,

4

6

Nephritis,

Gonorrhoea,

Urinary.

Do., Orchitis,

Phimosis, &c.,

Bubo,

Warts,

Stricture of Urethra,

Urinary Fistula,

Hyper of Bladder & Acute Cystitis,

Varicocele,. Hydrocele,

::

Orchitis,

aii

5

19

26

22

3

26

25

2 2 2 2 7 82-OR=;~:~

25

::

*

:

10

7

1

4

:

Enteritis, Dysentery,

23

20

Diarrhoea,

26

23

1

Do., Hernia,

Colic,

Tenia Solium,

Ascaris Lumbricoides,

Constipation,

Fistula in Ano,

H?morrhoids,

Hepatitis,

Chronic,

30

23

3

Jaundice,

Peritonitis,

Ascites,

Carried forward,.....| 284 244

29

11

2

13

14

Locomo-

Gene-

Cell. T.

tion.

rative.

Cutaneous.

Ostitis, Caries,

Acute Synovitis, Chronic do.,

Dropsy of Joint,

Inflam. of Cel. Tissue,

Abscess,

Urticaria, Eczema,

Ulcer,

Boil,

Itch,

Guiuea Worm,

III.-CONDITIONS, &c.

General Debility, Doubtful, Nil,..

IV. POISONS.

Poisoning Opium,..

Delirium Tremens, Snake Bite,

V. INJURIES.

1

Accidental.

Burns and Scalds,

Frost Bite,..

Multiple Injury,

Contusion,...

Concussion of Brain,

Fracture of Tarsus,

Do. of Tibia & Fibula Comp.,......

Do.

of Lower Jaw,

Do.

of Femur,

Do.

of Thigh-bones,

Do.

of Ribs,

Do.

of Tibia,

Wounds of Scalp and Face,

Injury to Spine producing Paralysis,. Dislocation,

Homicidal,.

Self Inflicted,

Judicial,}

VI. SURGICAL OPERATIONS.

Not yet diagnosed, No appreciable disease,

a:

6

a:

3

::

: co co :

1

1

12

10

::

21

6+2

?

2

4

4

21

18:

12

12

121

:

:.

:

:

::

GENERAL TOTAL,.

400

351

34

15

W. S. ADAMS, M.D.

Admitted.

Deaths.

Per cent.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

TABLE B.

SHOWING cause of DEATH, position on board Ship, Duration of Disease before Admission and Days in Hospital.

Cause of Death.

Station.

Duration of Disease before Admission.

Days in Hospital.

Cause of Death.

Station.

Duration of Disease before Admission.

Days in Hospital.

Bronchitis,

I.-General Diseases.

Dysentery,

Fireman, Seaman,

90 days,

22

120

44

""

Small Pox,

Do.,

Sucanee, Lascar,

3 days, 4

""

Do.,

3

""

""

Fever Typhus,

Carpenter,

10

""

Do.,

Seaman,

8

""

Do.,

Boy,

21

""

Do.,

Seaman,

""

Do.,

9

""

Do.,

6

""

12

""

??

Fever Continued,

4

""

Do. Intermittent,.. Carpenter,

10

""

A

Erisipelas,

28

??

Phthisis, Do.,

Watchmaker,

210

""

?

Seaman,

180

""

Do.,

Master,

120

""

Dropsy,

Seaman,

20

VACOVODA To co c7 20 10 C0 A A

Do.,

Diarrhoea,

20

""

""

Do.,

Merchant, Seaman,

60

6

""

90

78

"?

Do.,

Chronic,..

90

41

A

""

""

Do.,

do.,

120

62

""

""

Do.,

do.,

Master,

Long duration,

Do.,

do.,

Seaman,

120 days,

11

Do.,

do.,

Merchant,

condition,

Admitted in a dying}

3

Hepatitis,

1st Officer,

90 days,

Do.,

270

""

")

Hyper of Bladder &

10

Steward,

270

20

Acute Cystitis,

""

7

Ulcer,

Seaman,

150

122

""

3

Debility,

56

1

""

46

Do.,

112

13

""

7

""

Fracture of Tibia

II.-Local Diseases.

& Fibula Comp.,

Boiler-maker, Few hours,

1 hour.

Sunstroke,

Cook,

1

6

Total,..

34

TABLE C.

Comparative MONTHLY Table of ADMISSIONS and DEATHS during the Year 1871.

W. S. ADAMS, M.D.

Month.

Admissions. Deaths.

Month.

Admissions. Deaths.

January, February,

61

March,

29

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

58858889

17

Brought forward,.

289

26

32

1

September,

41

4

3

October,

32

1

3

November,

16

2

36

December,.

7

1

32

26

3

385

42

6

Patients remaining in Hospital on

1st January, 1872,

15

Carried forward,.

289

26

400

34

W. S. ADAMS, M.D.

TABLE D.

COMPARATIVE TABLE of PATIENTS Admitted and Number of Deaths during the past Year and Six preceding Years.

1865.

1866.

1867.

*1868.

1869.

1870.

1871.

Admitted.

Deaths.

Per cent.

Admitted.

Deaths.

Per cent.

Admitted.

Deaths.

Per cent.

Admitted.

Deaths.

Per cent.

Admitted.

Deaths.

Per cent.

113 314 29 94 324

406 48 113

29 9 269 24

9 368 32 9 478

33

71 400 34 81

W. S. ADAMS, M.D.

Admitted.

Deaths.

Per cent.

135

136

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

7.—TABLE shewing the ADMISSIONS into HOSPITAL in VICTORIA GAOL, and MORTALITY during the Year 1871.

ADMISSIONS.

DEATIIS.

DISEASES.

Small Pox,

Remaining in Hospital 1st January, 1871,...

Fever, Intermittent,

Erysipelas,.....

Remittent,

Rheumatism,

Bronchitis,

Pneumonia,

Europeans.

Colored

Persons.

Chinese.

3

:

co

Total.

6

Europeans.

Colored

Persons.

Chinese.

Total.

:.

:

7

1

1

11

2

11

24

+2

?

5

9

3

4

4

1

1

1

15

O 2 2

24

2

Tonsilitis,

Diarrh?a,

Dysentry,

Scorbutis,

Palpitation of Heart,

1

Hepatitis,

Chronic,

59

Abcess of Liver,.

Dropsy,

1

:

1

1

1

1

1

1

...

1

1

Prostatitis,

Syphilis,..

"

1

Secondary,

1

2

Bubo, Orchitis,

2

1

Hydrocele,

Ulcer of Cornea,

Entropion,

Disease of Palate-bone,

Boils,

Ulcer,

Wounds, Incised,

Contused,

""

Fractures of Arm,.

Debility,.

Delirium Tremens,

Insanity,...

Accidents,

* Killed by a fall in attempting to escape.

1 Malay executed.

1 Chinese committed suicide by hanging.

1

1

1

:

...

...

:

1

1

1

9

9

1

:

2150

2

9

14

1

1

1*

51

3

83

137

9

9

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

8.-TABLE shewing the RATE of SICKNESS and MORTALITY in VICTORIA GAOL, during the Year 1871.

RATE OF SERIOUS SICKNESS.

137

TOTAL NO.

DAILY AVERAGE No.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

TOTAL SICK TOTAL SICK

OF

IN

OF

PRISONERS.

HOSPITAL.

PRISONERS.

TRIFLING CASES.

TOTAL DEATHS.

To Total.

To Average.

To Total.

To Average.

3,917

499

137

1,471

9

3.04 per cent.

27.04 per cent.

0.22 per cent.

1.89

per cent.

9.--TABLE shewing the ADMISSIONS into and DEATHS in the GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, during

each Month of the Yeur 1871.

EURO-

MONTHS.

DEATHS. COLORED DEATHS.

PEANS.

CHI-

NESE.

DEATHS.

TOTAL AD- TOTAL

MISSIONS.

DEATHS.

Number remaining in Hospital on 31st December 1870,

41

13

January,

53

4

47

3

February,

31

1

31

2

***

8

24

14

March,

34

38

1

32

April,

30

20

17

May,

39

1

29

1

49

June,

40

39

2

36

July,

29

35

1

26

August,

33

26

1

38

September,

37

35

1

24

October,

37

2

38

14

November,

22

28

1

17

December,

29

21

3

11

*TOTAL,.

455

19

400

16

310

42

10 15 20 007 :~~~ | 2

62 124

76

104

67

194620

6

117

115

11

90

7

97

14

96

89

3

2

67 61

1445

1,165

77

* Number remaining in Hospital on the 31st December, 1871,.......................48.

10.--TABLE shewing the RATE of MORTALITY among the FOREIGN RESIDENTS in Hongkong, during the last 14 Years.

Years.

Number of European and American Residents.

Burials of Residents in Protestant and Roman Catholic Cemeteries.

Percentage of Deaths to Number of Residents.

1858,

1,462

110

7.52

1859,

1,031

70

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

1869,

2,289

66

2.92

1870, 1871,

2,289

71

3.10

2,736

83

3.03

Average of 14 Years,

1,901

77

4.05

11.—TABLE shewing the work performed by the INSPECTOR of NUISANCES, during the Year 1871.

Cause of Summons.

No. of Summonses No. of Persons

issued.

fined.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Notices issued.

For Accumulation

1,118

921

197

11,216

of filth.

1,118

Amount of Fines in Dollars.

$751.90

138

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

FAHRENHEIT THERMOMETER.

12.-TABLE shewing the ANNUAL MEAN STATE of the ATMOSPHERE, during the Year 1871, as recorded at the GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, 86 feet above mean low level of Spring Tides.

RAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

STATE OF WEATHER.

WIND.

1871.

Corrected to 32° Fahrenheit and reduced to Mean Sea Level.

Self registering in Shade.

In Shade.

Mean.

Max.

in Sun

Bulb

in

Vacuo.

Dry Bulb.

Wet Bulb.

Force 0 to 12.

No.

RAIN OF DURING DAYS

Quarter

(prevailing.)

THE

In Shade.

In Shade.

Average.

HAV- MONTH. ING

RAIN.

Average during the Month.

Max.

Min.

MONTHS.

9 A.M. 3 P.M.

January,

February,

58.5 61.8 58.3 61.2

March,...

64.1

April,

70.2

74.8

May,

77.7 81.4 83.3

June,

29.780

85.1

July,

29.776

86.1

August.

29.758

September,

29.818

78.5 82.0 83.7 79.7 83.0 84.5 79.1

77.0

80.3

October,

74.1

November,

62.9

67.1

December,

30.268

72.0 36.0

63.7 52.9

58.0

MAX. MIN. 9 A.M. NOON. 3 P.M. 3 P.M.9 A.M. 3 P.M. 9 A.M. 3 P.M. 30.165 30.066 73.0 48.0 65.2 30.124 30.046 73.5 50.0 64.7 75.0 30.144 30.042 54.0 68.6 60.7

29.978 86.0 29.897 62.5 78.7

29.884 87.5 29.813 71.0 84.5 29.726 87.0 75.0 29.738 890 76.0 29.686 88.5 76.5 85.8 89.0 69.0 29.748 83.7 29.940 29.861 85.0 69.5 79.9 30.005 77.5 52.5 71.7 30.142

30.188

9 A.M.

3 P.M.

9 A.M. 3 P.M.

9 A.M.

3 P.M.

64.1

64.5

63.1

63.3 105.

61.4

108.

60.8

64.3 57.1

60.0

E & NE

E & NE

1.5

1.

0.07

63.0

57,0

58.7

E & NE

E & SE

1.

1.5

3.19

Fine 14 days, overcast 17 days. 11

Fine 19 days, overcast 12 days.

17

11

17

>>

77

67.4

67.6

115.

63.7 67.2

59.5

62.1

SE & E SE & E

0.37

17

14

19

12

"}

"

}}

77.1

77.3

128. 74.4

76.9

68.9

71.1

SE & ESW & E

.6

0.90

19

11

22

8

77

"}

""

"

"}

83.4

81.0

133.

83.0 76.9

78.1

SW & E SW & E

13.29

17

14

20

11

"}

""

83.9? 126.

81.5 83.6 77.8

79.0 SE & SW│SE & SW

22.15

23

13

17

16

14

}]

"

85.2

126.

82.6

84.9

77.9

79.5

SW & S SW & SE

12.09

19

19

12

13

18

}}

}}

19

"}

82.3 84.7 85.0

133.

82.0

84.6

77.3

79.6

SW & E SW

20.48 16

21

10

19

12

11

""

82.1

82.2 135.

79.9

81.8

75.3

76.9

NE & ENE & S

1.3

17.15 20

13

17

12

18

"}

"}

"

""

17

76.6 78.7 78.9 120.

76.2

78.6

71.4

73.1 N & NE NE & E

1.2

1.3

8.81

11

22

9

22

9

4828 0

""

"}

"}

""

11

"}

""

"}

"}

70.3 70.4

121.

66.6

70.0

60.2

63.0

NE & EN & NE

1.2

1.

0.56

28

2

20

10

}}

""

""

97

""

61.7

62.0

104.

57.6

61.6 51.3

54.7

NE

N & NE

1.

.7

0.18

3

18

13

20

11

""

"

"}

17

Annual Mean,...... 29.981

29.901

81.9 61.6

76.4 69.1 72.7 75.0

75.3

121.

72.3

74.9 67.5

69.6

99.24

128

Total Total

THERMOMETER, FAHRENHEIT.

RAIN FALL IN INCHES.

during during

the

Year.

the

Year.

*The lowest Barometric reading during the Typhoon of the 2nd and 3rd September, was 28.983. Temp. 77°. Time 11,30 P.M. of the 2nd. Force 12. Direction of Wind, NNE. ? On the 13th December, Snow was observed on the top of Tai-Mo-Shan.

On the 14th December, Ice was found in many parts of the Colony.

R. YOUNG, Superintendent.

1866.

1867.

1868.

1869.

1870.

1871.

1866.

1867.

1868.

1869.

1870.

1871.

Maximum,

Minimum,

93.0

92.0

88.0

89.0

89.5

8,19.0

45.0

41.0

42.0

43.0

46.0

36.0

77.49

80.80

88.01

63.71

56.07

99.24

Range,.

48.0

51.0

46.0

46.0

43.5

53.0

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

Appendix I.

Report on the Small Pox Hospital at Stone Cutters' Island.

139

   This Hospital was established on the 25th January, 1871, an epidemic of Small Pox having broken out in the Colony in December, 1870, and during the month of January, 1871, attained such a height that the temporary mat-sheds erected in proximity to the Civil Hospital, were found insuffi- cient or inconvenient, for the treatment of the numerous cases, both Civil and Military, that were of daily occurrence.

   The Convict Gaol at Stone Cutter's Island having been fitted with beds and Hospital appliances for 50 patients, was found very well adapted for the purpose of an Hospital for infectious diseases, being situate on a small Island in the harbour of Hongkong, about 11?2 miles from the town of Victoria. The building faces East and West and in consequence of its situation enjoys the full benefit of the monsoon winds; of course, it is perfectly isolated, there not being another habitation on the Island; this has been an immense advantage to the convalescent patients, as they could wander about on the sea- shore, and small hills in the vicinity, enjoying the pure air, daily sea breeze, and even sea bathing.

For the conveyance of patients to the Hospital, a good sized boat, manned by (6) six European Sailors (prisoners,) was lent by the Gaol Autho- rities, which passed over daily to the Wharf nearest to the Civil Hospital, where the patients suffering from Small Pox were, in the first instance, received, and thence transmitted as early as possible to the Island Hospital, the patients protected, as required, by blankets provided by the Civil Hospital. This plan was very successful, not a case, I can confidently assert, having suffered throughout the epidemic from the voyage across the harbour. The portions of the Gaol used as the Hospital, were the right wing, the chapel in the centre, and two wardens' rooms over the gateway for fe- male patients and children.

   The wing is a 3 storied building, about 160 feet long by 45 feet in width, divided down the centre from roof to ground floor, an open gallery running entirely round the inside on each floor, and from which the doors of the wards opened, these of course were built as cells for prisoners, but being large double cells made very fair wards for 3 beds each, giving a cubic space of 880 feet and a superficial area of 73 feet 1 inch per bed.

Of these wards, there were on the 1st floor or corridor 8, 4 on either side of the centre gallery.

   A larger ward at the Eastern end of the gallery, was large enough to contain 5 beds, giving a cubic space of 1,231 feet and a superficial area of 102 feet per bed.

Two small separate cells on this floor made admirable sleeping room for ward orderlies.

   Four wards on the upper corridor of the same size as the 8 cells on the 1st floor. One warden's room at the Northern end of each gallery was used as a separate ward, 1 bed in each, for better class patients.

The chapel of the Gaol made a most excellent ward for 13 beds, affording a cubic space of 2,751.5 feet and a superficial area of 100.3 feet for each bed.

   The ventilation of all the wards was excellent and thorough, in cach cell ward there were two openings on the level of the floor, 1 foot 6 inches by 10 inches, in addition to the door, and 3 windows 2 feet 6 inches by 1 foot 6 inches, 8 feet from the floor, shaft ventilators running along the ceilings, with openings through the external walls.

   No warming was required for these wards. In the separate warden's rooms, fire was made, as required, to keep the temperature at a proper and comfortable degree to the patient.

The chapel during the very cold weather in February was found too cold, being so large a room and containing so many doors and windows, and having no fire places; but as the weather became warmer in March, nothing could be desired better as a ward, than this portion of the Hospital.

   The arrangements for opening the Hospital having been completed on the 25th January, the day of my arrival to take Medical charge, patients were admitted on the 26th January and continued to arrive as follows:

Jan. 26,

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   The greatest number of admissions on any one day, setting aside the two first days, when the cases that had been under treatment in the mat-sheds at the Civil Hospital were sent over to the Island, was on the 7th February, when 6 new cases were admitted, the epidemic being then apparently at its height.

The greatest number of cases in Hospital on any one day, was on the 14th February, when 57 cases appeared on the state for that day. The following tables will show :-

1st. The characteristics of the disease.

2nd. The classes from which the cases were drawn. 3rd. The state of vaccination amongst the Patients.

Of these died,

Confluent cases.

25

7

TABLE 1.

Semi-confluent. 11

Making a total of 9 deaths to 101 cases treated, or a mortality of 8.91 per cent.

Modified.

65

TABLE 2.

(@)-CIVIL CASES.

No. of cases.

No. of deaths.

30

2

4

1

7

10

4

Seamen, Police,

Europeans,

Destitute,

Others, including 1 Child,

Seamen,

W. Indians,

Police,

Others,

Seamen,

E. Indians,

Police,

Others, Destitute,

Men,

Chinese,

Women,

Children,

Men,

75th. Regt.,

Women,

Children,

Sepoys,

13th, M. N.I.,

Gun Lascar Co., R.A.,

Camp Followers,

Men,

Women,

Children,

4

...

1

3

2

Total Civil Cases 73

9

(b)-MILITARY CASES.

No. of cases.

No. of deaths.

21

4

1

28

?*

:

140

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

Of these fatal cases, only two bore marks of vaccination, one the West Indian Police Constable, and his death can scarcely be attributable to Small Pox, the immediate cause of his death being Pneumonia; he had suffered from chest disease previously on two occasions, the attack of Small Pox was but slight.

    The second was that of the Inspector of Police. He bore 3 apparently fair marks of vaccination, but it had no influence on the character of the disease, which was of the most severe confluent form; head symptoms set in early; he became delirious on the third day after admission, dying on the 6th day, and 8th day of the disease.

Of the two Chinese children that died, both were in a moribund condition on admission, one dying in 2 hours, the other in 24 after coming to Hospital.

The whole of the fatal cases amongst the European adults were characterized by the same appearances, a very severe confluent form, with flat pus- tues and the surrounding areola of a claret colour, delirium setting in early about the third day. The European child was getting well over the disease, when a large abscess formed in the throat, and the child died of exhaustion.

    The East Indian destitute, was a poor cripple, who was accustomed to be about the streets of Hongkong begging, and had no stamina to resist so formidable a disease as confluent Small Pox.

Cases totally unprotected by vaccination,

Vaccinated, bearing 1 good Mark,

Do.,

Do. 2 or more good Marks,

TABLE 3.

OF THE STATE OF VACCINATION.

Confluent.

18

Semi- Confluent.

4

Distinct or Modified.

I

Died.

6

12

2

46

6

Indistinct, and not bearing any Marks though said to have been vaccinated,......

This table only bears out the well known fact of the comparative lightness of the disease after vaccination; out of the total of 101 cases treated, 66 bore marks of vaccination, of which only one died, a mortality of 1.5 per cent, whilst 35 were unprotected, of whom 8 died, showing a mortality of 22.8 per cent. One rather remarkable case occurred after re-vaccination, (the only one admitted) in the person of a young Mechanic; he had been re-vaccinated about 14 days before the disease made its appearance; it is probable he had contracted Small Pox just before or about the time of the re-vaccination, however it proved to be one of the slightest case treated.

It is most satisfactory to be able to state that of the whole of the attendants on the sick, ward orderlies, washermen, coolies, boat's crew, &c., about 35 in number, (all prisoners) not one contracted the disease, thanks to the protecting power of re-vaccination, all the attendants having been re-vac- cinated by myself and the Colonial Surgeon, before entering upon their duties.

    The past epidemic of Small Pox originally appeared amongst the Chinese population of the Colony. Nearly the whole of the cases treated at Stone Cutter's Island could be traced to have originated from contact with the Chinese. The 75th Regt., the men of which were prohibited from going to the native portion of the town, enjoyed a remarkable immunity, not a case having occurred amongst them, and only one child of the Regt., whilst the Madras Sepoys, whose intercourse with the native population was less restricted, suffered rather severely, as was the case also with the sea-faring population and Police.

    Of the last cases treated, two came from ships that had just arrived from the Northern ports, at Hongkong, and one rom the village of Sow-ki- wan, where the disease is still said to prevail amongst the Chinese.

    The Hospital for Small Pox has, on the whole, proved very successful; a mortality of below 9 per cent on the total cases treated, bears fa- vourable comparison with the published reports of Small Pox Hospitals in England, during the late epidemic there. It is most favourably situated, as re- gards isolation, for infectious diseases, and is now proved to be satisfactory in a sanitary point.

    In conclusion, I would beg strongly to recommend to the notice of the Colonial Government of Hongkong, venting or modifying the effects of epidemic Small Pox is "compulsory vaccination."

Stone Cutters' Island, 31st May, 1871.

Appendix II.

that the only known means of pre-

JOHN H. ROBOTHAM, Staff Surgeon,

Medical Officer in Charge, Government Small Pox Hospital.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 19th February, 1872.

  SIR, I have the honour to forward to you my Report on the Government Lock Hospital for the year 1871. 2. When I took charge of the Hospital on the 19th of January, 1871, it consisted of two buildings which were very inadequate to the wants of the Colony, as from the number of patients frequently in Hospital, the average cubic space would be about 500 feet. Since then, the two buildings have been connected, increasing the accommodation by five rooms. But, I feel assured that no Medical man was consulted as to the proposed additions and alterations. If he was so, his opinion must have been ignored, as those conditions for securing the proper ventilation of the wards, without exposing the patients to a draught, which are so much insisted on in the construction of Hospitals at home, have been, except in the case of two rooms, quite unattended to. The windows, to all intents and purposes, are doors measuring 9 feet by 3 feet 9 inches, and opening down to the floor. These, when shut, stop all ventilation. During the day, these windows are frequently open, and thus the air becomes changed; but during the night it is not safe for the patients to lie in a draught, such as is caused by the opening of one of those window, already referred to.

    3. With the exception of one room capable of holding ten patients, and formerly used by the Civil Hospital as a ward for destitute females, the additions and alterations, such as they are, are completed. At present, giving each on an average 1,000 cubic feet of space, 77 patients could be ac- commodated; and, when the room above referred to is completed, there will be the same amount of space for 10 additional patients.

    4. The average number of patients daily in Hospital during the past year has been 34. The greatest number on any one day was 47, and the smallest was 20.

5. A reference to Table A., shows that the type of disease met with is more amenable to treatment, from the fact that the average number of days during which patients were detained in Hospital has been reduced to a shorter period than has yet been reached during the past 14 years of the Hospital's existence. In 187,0 it was 23.1 days, while during 1871, it has been 18.5 days.

    6. Tables B., C., D., E., and F., show the amount of Venereal disease met with in the Hospitals of this Colony, and the measures taken to prevent its spread. It will be seen on reference to Table C. that in two thirds of the admissions into the Seamen's and Civil Hospitals, the disease was not contracted in Hongkong. But for the Contagious Diseases Ordinance, there would soon be abundance of Venereal disease in the Colony. I base this assertion on the fact that about 50 per cent of those who for the first time submit voluntarily to examination are found to be diseased.

7. I am frequently assured by Surgeons well qualified to give an opinion on the subject, that there is no place so free from this disease as Hong- kong; and I am sure when once the good which emanates from the working of this Ordinance is properly understood at home, it will receive as much support as it now does opposition.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

R. YOUNG, L.R.C.P., AND S. EDIN.,

Surgeon Superintendent.

GEORGE DODS, ESQ., M.D.,

Acting Colonial Surgeon.

TABLE A.

Shewing the ADMISSIONS into the GOVERNMENT LOCK HOSPITAL, during the 14 Years of its Existence, with the Number of DIETS issued and the Average LENGTH of TREATMENT.

1858,

1859,

1800,

1861,

18' 2,

1803,

1864,

1805,

1806,

1867,

1808,

1869,

1870,

1871,

ADMISSIONS.

NUMBER OF DIETS ISSUED.

AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS TREATED.

124

1858,..

162

1859,

4,797 1858,.. 5,389 1859,..

361

1860,

9,107

1860,

442 1861,

10,778 1861,.

485

1862,

12,193 1862,

420 1863,

11,707 1863,.

442

1864,

11,940 1864,

390

1865,

11,303

406

1866,

434

1867,

13,060 1866,

13,120 1867

579

1868,

546

1869,

722 1870,.

593

1871,.

18,382 1870,.. 12,308

43.8

30.8

23.7

23.4

22.0

23.7

27.0

1865,...

28.0

28.6

25.5

16,462 1868,

23.6

"

16,799 1869,.

24.8

23.1

1871,...

18.5

Total,........

..167,345

Total,............................................ 6,106

?

Number of Beds in Lock Hospital.

66

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

TABLE B.

RETURN of the NUMBER of PROSTITUTES, brought under the Provisions of Ordinance 10 of 1867, during the Year 1871.

Number admitted into Hospital on Certificates of Visiting Surgeon.

593*

Number who submitted to Examination voluntarily.

420

Number against whom was necessary to proceed by Information before the Registrar General.

Total Number brought under Provisions of the Ordinance.

Total Number of Examinations made during the year.

426

17,335

6

*For Diseases see Table D.

Total Number of Examinations made when no Diseases was found.

16,742

141

Total Number discharged

from Hospital.

594

TABLE C.

Total No. of Females

admitted

into Lock Hospital.

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES RETURN for the Year 1871.

TOTAL NUMBER OF MEN DISEASED*

ADMITTED TO

Military Hospital.

Naval Hospital,

Police Hospital.

Merchant Seamen's and Civil Hospitals.

Total No. of Men Discased.

AVERAGE NUMBER OF MEN IN GARRISON AND PORT, (per Month.)

Average Average

No. of

Per-

Soldiers. Scamen. | Police.

Men in Mer- Port and of Men chant Garrison, Diseased, Seamen. (per month.) (per month.)

centage

Average No. of days per month on which examinations

were held.

593

106

155+

100

991

460

1,509

893

637

7,865

10,904

REMARKS.

0.34

Of the 155 Admissions into the Naval Hospital, 106 cases of Disease were not contracted in Hongkong.

5 of the Admissions into the M'chant Seamen's & Civil Hospitals were not contracted in Hongkong.

* For Diseases vide Table E.

TABLE D.

RETURN of WOMEN examined, and treated in GOVERNMENT LOCK HOSPITAL, during the Year 1871.

EXAMINATION,

HOSPITAL.

DISCHARGED.

Total Number of examinations made

during the year.

Total Number

admitted into Hospital.

Total Number of examinations made when no Disease was found.

25

17,335

593

16,742

Diseases.

DISEASES.

Primary Syphilis uncomplicated, Gonorrhoea

do.,

do. and P. Syphilis combined, P. and Secondary do. do.,

TOTAL......

TABLE E.

No. remaining in Hospital, 31st December, 1870.

Admitted.

Total treated.

Cured.

No. remaining in

Hospital, 31st December, 1871,

21

427

5

74

79

77

2

428

449

423

89

96

2

2

???

92

26 4

33

593

626

594

32

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES RETURN for the Year 1871.

Primary Syphilis, uncomplicated,

Gonorrhoea

do.,

Do. and Primary Syphilis, combined, Primary and Secondary do.,

do.,

Gonorrhoea and do.

do.,

do.,

Primary and

do.

do. and Gonorrh?a,

Secondary Syphilis, uncomplicated,

Do. and Tertiary Syphilis,

Syphilitic Orchitis,

Paraphymosis,

Balanitis,

Secondary Rheumatism,

Total,........

 In Street, In Houses,

Military Hospital.

Naval Hospital.

Police Hospital.

Merchant Seamen's and Civil IIospitals.

EN: 6-86

18

61

28

19

50

75

65

37

1

5

2

13

16

6

14

1

2

1

12

6

1

3

1

1

1

106

155

100

TABLE F.

Showing the Number of UNLICENSED PROSTITUTES apprehended under Ordinance No. 10 of 1867, during the Year 1871.

Total,..

?

69

99

Women.

No. of Convicted. Discharged.

Found Diseased.

1

1

42

23

19

43

24

19

4

* These women were taken from 15 Houses, of which 12 were declared to be unlicensed Brothels under the Ordinance.

R. YOUNG, Surgeon Superintendent.

144

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

Ships of War, 22nd March, 1872.

Iron Duke

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

6 24 Princess

Charlotte 10

Rinaldo

Letters. Papers.

4

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 15TH MARCH, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro-

meter.

meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March 16

30.10

60

30.10

66

61

67

}

17

30.07

62

30.03

69

61

69

""

18

29.98

65

29.99

74

64

""

19

30.00

66

30.01

75

62

75

""

20

30.00

64

30.00

70

62

""

21

30.01

65

30.03

67

64

""

22

29.98

65

30.00

77

65

CORRRED

30.07

64

29.96

65

75

29.95

72

29.98

68

70

29.95

65

71

29.95

66

78

29.95

72

""

DATE.

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 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO-

METER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self Registering

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Min. Max

NOON.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M. NOON.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dira. F.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

|

1872.

Mar. 16 28.25 28.28 28.23 28.21 28.20 57.0 58.5 59.0 56.5 58.0 58.5 56.5 60.0 E

|

5

E

4 SE

3

0.15

Fog, drizzly rain throughout.

*

17 28.23 28.24 28.21 28.16 28.15 57.0

59.5 60.0 56.5 59.5 60.057.0 60.0 SE

6 SE

6 SE

6

0.08

Do.,

do.

i

18

97

28.20 28.24 28.20 28.18 28.18 61.0

68.5 64.0 61.0 63.5

64.0 58.5

63.5SE

4 SW

4 SW

6

0.05

!

Wet fog; 1.30 P.M., detached open-

ing in fog.

19 28.20 28.26 28.21 28.14 28.14 64.0 60.0 59.0 64.059.0 58.0 60.0

65.0 WSW

1

E

4 E

4

0.05

Wet fog all day.

?

20 28.19, 28.21 28.19 28.16 28.13 58.0

?

21 28.18 28.21 28.23 28.20 28.16 58.0

62.0 58.0 57.0 61.0 | 58.0 57.0 64.0 E

62.064.0 58.0 62.0 64.057.0 63.0 | SE

4 SE

4 SE

3

0.04

Fine cloudy; 3.30 P.M., fog.

6 SE

6 SE

7

0.06

Fine cloudy; 11.30 A.M., fog with

detached opening.

""

22 28.23 28,25 28.24 28.20 28.13, 64.0

66.5 66.0 64.0 66.5 66.0 61.0 66.5 SSE

4 S

?

3 S

3

0.08

In re Tso-A-K?, late of Singapore, deceased.

OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin, TICE is betheby pivons, to produce any

NOTIC

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 Wednesday, the Twenty-seventh day of March, A.D. 1872; 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.

Hongkong, 23rd March, 1872.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

NOTICE Colony of Hongkong, Trader, having

OTICE.-LUM TAK-KEE, of Victoria, in

been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the Eigh- teenth day of March, 1872, is hereby required to surrender himself to William Hastings Alex- ander, Esquire, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of his Creditors, to be held before the said Registrar on Wednesday, the Third day of April next, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely, at the said Court.

of February, 1858, the exclusive Privilege was granted unto Sir William Thomson his executors administrators and assigns of using a certain Invention of Improvements in testing and work- ing Electric Telegraphs. AND WHEREAS by certain Letters Patent of this Colony dated the 6th day of January, 1871, the exclusive right to use the said Invention in this Colony was granted unto the said William Thomson. AND WHEREAS on the 19th day of May, 1871, the said William Thomson filed in Her Majesty's Patent Office in England, a certain Disclaimer and Memorandum of alteration rela- tive to the said Invention. AND WHEREAS on the 28th day of February instant, the said William Thomson filed in the office of the Colo- nial Secretary of this Colony, an Office Copy of the said Disclaimer and Memorandum of altera- tion. NOTICE is hereby given that such Office Copy has been so filed as aforesaid, and that it is intended that the said Disclaimer and Memoran-

Fog; 10 A.M., overcast passing fog.

Notice is hereby given that His Excellency the Governor has appointed Monday, the 1st day of April next, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon, for a sitting of the Executive Council at the Offices of the Government for the purpose of en- tertaining the said Petitions and that at such sitting of the Council applications will be made for such extended Letters Patent and Letters Patent respectively.

Dated this 23rd day of March, A.D. 1872.

EDMUND SHARP & TOLLER, Solicitors for the Pititioner.

Supreme Court House.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. WILLIAM RUDOLPH LANDSTEIN,

Plaintiff,

Between

dum of alteration shall enure to the benefit of the W

said Letters Patent of this Colony so granted as aforesaid, and any extension thereof.

Dated this 23rd day of March, 1872.

EDMUND SHARP & TOLLER, Solicitors to the Patentee.

Supreme Court House.

The said William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, W1

is the Official Assignee, and Messrs. Edmund Sharp & Toller are the Solicitors acting in the Bankruptcy.

 A public sitting will be appointed by the said 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 Registrar 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.

 All Persons who have possession of any of the Effects of the said Bankrupt must deliver the same to the Official Assignee, and all Debts due to the said Bankrupt must be paid to the said Official Assignee.

W

HEREAS by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, dated the 20th day

NOTICE.

HEREAS pursuant to the Provisions of

Ordinance No. 14 of 1862, the following Petitions to His Excellency the Governor in Council have together with the specifications and declarations required by the said Ordinance, been filed in the Office of the Colonial Secretary, that is to say :-

66

A Petition by Sir William Thomson, praying for an extension for the period of 8 years of certain Letters Patent of this Colony dated the 6th day of January, 1871, in respect of a certain invention for Improvement in testing and working Electric Telegraphs," the like extension having been granted in respect of corres- ponding Letters Patent in England. A Petition by the said Sir William Thomson, praying for Letters Patent for the exclu- sive right to use within this Colony a certain Invention for "Improvement in transmitting, receiving, and recording in- struments for Electric Telegraphs."

and

FRANCISCO ABELLA, and F.

IBANEZ, Defendants.

HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court, at the suit of the above named William Rudolph Landstein against the above named Francisco Abella and F. Ibanez, (in the Writs herein called F. Ibanez), to recover Twenty-five thousand Dollars, being the esti- mated damages for the non-fulfilment of a charter- party entered into by the said Francisco Abella and F. Ibanez, with the said William Rudolph Landstein, trading under the style or firm of Landstein & Company, as Agents for the Owners of the ship or vessel called the Manila, for the conveyance of Chinese Emigrants from Macao to Havannah, and it being alleged that the said Francisco Abella and F. Ibanez do not reside within this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Tenth day of April, One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy-two, wherein the Honora- kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation at ble James Greig, of Hongkong, and the Hong-

Hongkong aforesaid, are Garnishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action, the said Francisco Abella and F. Ibanez, or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island entituled "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 Twenty-second day of March, 1872.

WM. H. BRERETON, Plaintiff's Attorney.

145

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 15TH MARCH, 1872.

REGISTER AT HARBOR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1872.

Baro-

meter.

meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March 16

30.10

60

30.10

66

61

67

}

17

30.07

62

30.03

69

61

69

""

18

29.98

65

29.99

74

64

""

19

30.00

66

30.01

75

62

75

""

20

30.00

64

30.00

70

62

""

21

30.01

65

30.03

67

64

""

22

29.98

65

30.00

77

65

CORRRED

30.07

64

29.96

65

75

29.95

72

29.98

68

70

29.95

65

71

29.95

66

78

29.95

72

""

DATE.

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 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO-

METER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self Registering

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Min. Max

NOON.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M. NOON.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dira. F.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

9 A.M.

|

1872.

Mar. 16 28.25 28.28 28.23 28.21 28.20 57.0 58.5 59.0 56.5 58.0 58.5 56.5 60.0 E

|

5

E

4 SE

3

0.15

Fog, drizzly rain throughout.

*

17 28.23 28.24 28.21 28.16 28.15 57.0

59.5 60.0 56.5 59.5 60.057.0 60.0 SE

6 SE

6 SE

6

0.08

Do.,

do.

i

18

97

28.20 28.24 28.20 28.18 28.18 61.0

68.5 64.0 61.0 63.5

64.0 58.5

63.5SE

4 SW

4 SW

6

0.05

!

Wet fog; 1.30 P.M., detached open-

ing in fog.

19 28.20 28.26 28.21 28.14 28.14 64.0 60.0 59.0 64.059.0 58.0 60.0

65.0 WSW

1

E

4 E

4

0.05

Wet fog all day.

?

20 28.19, 28.21 28.19 28.16 28.13 58.0

?

21 28.18 28.21 28.23 28.20 28.16 58.0

62.0 58.0 57.0 61.0 | 58.0 57.0 64.0 E

62.064.0 58.0 62.0 64.057.0 63.0 | SE

4 SE

4 SE

3

0.04

Fine cloudy; 3.30 P.M., fog.

6 SE

6 SE

7

0.06

Fine cloudy; 11.30 A.M., fog with

detached opening.

""

22 28.23 28,25 28.24 28.20 28.13, 64.0

66.5 66.0 64.0 66.5 66.0 61.0 66.5 SSE

4 S

?

3 S

3

0.08

In re Tso-A-K?, late of Singapore, deceased.

OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin, TICE is betheby pivons, to produce any

NOTIC

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 Wednesday, the Twenty-seventh day of March, A.D. 1872; 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.

Hongkong, 23rd March, 1872.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

NOTICE Colony of Hongkong, Trader, having

OTICE.-LUM TAK-KEE, of Victoria, in

been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the Eigh- teenth day of March, 1872, is hereby required to surrender himself to William Hastings Alex- ander, Esquire, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of his Creditors, to be held before the said Registrar on Wednesday, the Third day of April next, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely, at the said Court.

of February, 1858, the exclusive Privilege was granted unto Sir William Thomson his executors administrators and assigns of using a certain Invention of Improvements in testing and work- ing Electric Telegraphs. AND WHEREAS by certain Letters Patent of this Colony dated the 6th day of January, 1871, the exclusive right to use the said Invention in this Colony was granted unto the said William Thomson. AND WHEREAS on the 19th day of May, 1871, the said William Thomson filed in Her Majesty's Patent Office in England, a certain Disclaimer and Memorandum of alteration rela- tive to the said Invention. AND WHEREAS on the 28th day of February instant, the said William Thomson filed in the office of the Colo- nial Secretary of this Colony, an Office Copy of the said Disclaimer and Memorandum of altera- tion. NOTICE is hereby given that such Office Copy has been so filed as aforesaid, and that it is intended that the said Disclaimer and Memoran-

Fog; 10 A.M., overcast passing fog.

Notice is hereby given that His Excellency the Governor has appointed Monday, the 1st day of April next, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon, for a sitting of the Executive Council at the Offices of the Government for the purpose of en- tertaining the said Petitions and that at such sitting of the Council applications will be made for such extended Letters Patent and Letters Patent respectively.

Dated this 23rd day of March, A.D. 1872.

EDMUND SHARP & TOLLER, Solicitors for the Pititioner.

Supreme Court House.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. WILLIAM RUDOLPH LANDSTEIN,

Plaintiff,

Between

dum of alteration shall enure to the benefit of the W

said Letters Patent of this Colony so granted as aforesaid, and any extension thereof.

Dated this 23rd day of March, 1872.

EDMUND SHARP & TOLLER, Solicitors to the Patentee.

Supreme Court House.

The said William Hastings Alexander, Esquire, W1

is the Official Assignee, and Messrs. Edmund Sharp & Toller are the Solicitors acting in the Bankruptcy.

 A public sitting will be appointed by the said 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 Registrar 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.

 All Persons who have possession of any of the Effects of the said Bankrupt must deliver the same to the Official Assignee, and all Debts due to the said Bankrupt must be paid to the said Official Assignee.

W

HEREAS by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, dated the 20th day

NOTICE.

HEREAS pursuant to the Provisions of

Ordinance No. 14 of 1862, the following Petitions to His Excellency the Governor in Council have together with the specifications and declarations required by the said Ordinance, been filed in the Office of the Colonial Secretary, that is to say :-

66

A Petition by Sir William Thomson, praying for an extension for the period of 8 years of certain Letters Patent of this Colony dated the 6th day of January, 1871, in respect of a certain invention for Improvement in testing and working Electric Telegraphs," the like extension having been granted in respect of corres- ponding Letters Patent in England. A Petition by the said Sir William Thomson, praying for Letters Patent for the exclu- sive right to use within this Colony a certain Invention for "Improvement in transmitting, receiving, and recording in- struments for Electric Telegraphs."

and

FRANCISCO ABELLA, and F.

IBANEZ, Defendants.

HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court, at the suit of the above named William Rudolph Landstein against the above named Francisco Abella and F. Ibanez, (in the Writs herein called F. Ibanez), to recover Twenty-five thousand Dollars, being the esti- mated damages for the non-fulfilment of a charter- party entered into by the said Francisco Abella and F. Ibanez, with the said William Rudolph Landstein, trading under the style or firm of Landstein & Company, as Agents for the Owners of the ship or vessel called the Manila, for the conveyance of Chinese Emigrants from Macao to Havannah, and it being alleged that the said Francisco Abella and F. Ibanez do not reside within this Island or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the Tenth day of April, One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy-two, wherein the Honora- kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation at ble James Greig, of Hongkong, and the Hong-

Hongkong aforesaid, are Garnishees.

Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final judgment in this Action, the said Francisco Abella and F. Ibanez, or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island entituled "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 Twenty-second day of March, 1872.

WM. H. BRERETON, Plaintiff's Attorney.

145

146

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1872.

NOTICE.

NOTICE. WILLIAM ABBOTT TURNBULL is au-

Mour Firm, 31st December, 1871.

JAMES BANKS TAYLOR retired from MR. Wrized to sign our Firm from this date.

       SMITH, ARCHER & Co. Hongkong, 17th February, 1872.

NOTICE.

Estate of GIFfard DowninG MOODY, Esq.,

deceased.

BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON & Co. Shanghai 1st May, 1871.

NOTICE.

IT

is hereby notified for the information of Shippers and Underwriters that the steamers LETTERS of Administration to the Estate and

Effects of the late Giffard Downing Moody, Appin, Dragon, Kiushu, Nanzing, Sin Nan- deceased, having been granted to the under- zing, Yuen-tze-fee, and Mided, being com- signed,-

manded by Officers qualified to perform the duties of Pilots, will run hereafter without taking Station Pilots either Inward or Outward.

All persons having claims against the deceased, are requested to send in particulars thereof on or before the First day of May, 1872. All per- sons indebted to, or holding funds or property of the deceased, are requested to communicate as soon as possible with

ALFRED L. TURNER. Administrator.

NOTICE.

R. WILHELM REINERS is authorized to

Msign our firm per procuration from this

date.

            MELCHERS & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. F. CLAUSS in our firm ceased on the 31st

THE CA

December, 1871, by mutual consent.

Hongkong & China, the 1st January, 1872. BOURJAU, H?BENER & Co.

NOTICE.

R. CARL ROBERT MEUSER is this day

MR. Cmitted a partner in our Firm at Houg

kong and at Canton.

PAUL EHLERS & Co. Hongkong, 1st January, 1872.

NOTICE.

THE interes in our Firms ceased on the 31st of December, 1870.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JULIUS

WM. PUSTAU & Co.

Hongkong and China, 16th December, 1871.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM HENRY MOORE and MR.

MR.

OTTO FRIEDRICH have this day been

admitted Partners in our firm.

LAMMERT, ATKINSON & Co.

Hongkong, 30th June, 1870.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. Shanghai, 1st May, 1871.

NOTICE.

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

31st December last.

Mr. ALFRED HUTCHISON was admitted a Partner therein on the 1st January.

DEACON & Co.

I

Canton, 1st March, 1871.

NOTICE.

HAVE this day established myself at this Port as a Merchant and Commission Agent under the style or firm of

F. PEIL,

and I have authorized MR. F. E. HEYDEN and Mr. H. MEYER to sign my firm by procuration.

F. PEIL. Hongkong, 15th December, 1870.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. JOHN HIGGIN having withdrawn with our content from all participation in the management of our business has henceforth no authority to sign or incur obligations on the part of our firm.

Iloilo, 12th October, 1870.

NOTICE.

LONEY & Co.

ARTHUR WELLESLEY WALKIN-

MR. ARAW was admitted a Partner in our

Firm on the 1st of January last.

TURNER & Co. Hongkong, 10th March, 1870.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of WAHEE and TONG-MOW-CHEE, in our Firm, ceased

on this day.

WAHEE, SMITH & Co. East Point.

Hongkong, 21st December, 1869.

M'

NOTICE.

R. PAUL GERHARD HUBBE, and Mr. ALBERT GULTZOW have been author- ized to sign our firm here and in China from this date.

SIEMSSEN & Co.

Hongkong, November 1, 1869.

MR.

NOTICE.

R. WILLIAM GEORGE PRICE is au- thorized to sign our Firm in Foochow from this date.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 17th July, 1869.

NOTICE.

R. JAMES HART is authorized to sign our

Mr Firma per procuration in Hongkong.

TURNER & Co.

Hongkong, 17th June, 1869.

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.

GILMAN & Co.

Agents.

Hongkong, 21st September, 1868.

NOTICE.

That Fort for the Liverpool Underwriters' THE Undersigned have been appointed Agents

Association.

GILMAN & Co.

Hongkong, 7th March, 1868.

Printed and Published by NORONHA & SONS, Printers to the Hongkong Government, OswALD'S TERRACE, WELLington StreeT, Hongkong.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 13.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH MARCH, 1872.

VOL. XVIII.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 1 OF 1872.

MONDAY, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1872.

PRESENT:

His Excellency Governor SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, K.C.M.G., & C.B.

The Honorable the Acting Chief Justice (HENRY JOHN BALL)

The Honorable the Acting Colonial Secretary (CECIL CLEMENTI SMITH)

The Honorable PHINEAS RYRIE

The Honorable WILLIAM KESWICK,—

there being in attendance by request from The Governor—

The Honorable THOMAS CHILD HAYLLAR, Acting Attorney General,

CHARLES MAY, Esquire; Acting Treasurer,

HENRY LOWCOCK, Esquire, and

JAMES GREIG, Esquire.

His Excellency administers to the Gentlemen in attendance the Oath of Allegiance as Provisional

Members of this Council, and they take their Seats as follows:-

The Honorable THOMAS CHILD HAYLLAR, vice PAUNCEFOTE, absent on leave.

The Honorable CHARLES MAY, vice CECIL C. SMITH, appointed Acting Colonial Secretary.

The Honorable HENRY LOWCOCK, vice RowETT, absent on leave.

The Honorable JAMES GREIG, vice BALL, appointed Acting Chief Justice.

The Council-being thus formed, meets this Day at 3 P.M., by Special Summons.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 16th November, 1871, are read and confirmed.

His Excellency lays on the Table the Jury List for 1872, accompanied by suggestions for its

improvement from the Registrar of the Supreme Court, and the Sheriff.

These suggestions are communicated to the Council by the Governor, and unanimously adopted.

His Excellency and Council then proceed to revise and amend the List,-taking into consideration in their turn the applications which had been received either for exemption from serving, or for the privilege of being classed with the Special Jurors.

The Revision being completed, 42 of the names on "The Jurors List" are marked off as Special Jurors.

His Excellency then adjourns the Council at 35 minutes past 4 O'clock.

Read and confirmed, this 25th Day of March, 1872.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,

Governor,

148

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MARCH, 1872.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The Seven following Bills, which were read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 25th instant, are published for general information.

By Command,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 27th March, 1872.

Title.

Preamble.

Short Title.

Register of Criminals.

Returns for Purposes of Register.

Crime defined so far as

relates to Registration of Criminals.

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

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for the more effectual Prevention of Crime.

WHE

[

1872.]

THEREAS it is expedient to make further Provision for the Suppression of Crimes committed in this Colony: Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, by and with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

I. This Ordinance may be cited as "The Habitual Criminals Ordinance, (Hongkong), 1872."

PART I.

II. For the better Supervision of Criminals, a Register of all Persons convicted of Crime shall be kept in Victoria, in this Colony, under the Management of the Captain Superintendent of Police or of such other Person as His Excellency the Governor may appoint in such Form with such Evidences of Identity and containing such Particulars and subject to such Regulations as may, from Time to Time, be prescribed by the Governor in Council.

III. In order to make such Register complete and to make the Supervision over Criminals effectual, the Captain Superintend- ent of Police and the Gaoler shall, from Time to Time, make Returns to the Colonial Secretary in such Manner and at such Time and containing such Evidences of Identity and other Infor- mation with respect to Persons convicted of Crime as the Governor may, from Time to Time, respectively direct.

IV. Crime for the Purposes of this Ordinance, so far as it relates to the Registration of Criminals, shall mean any Felony or any Offence not a Felony specified in the Schedule hereto.

PART II.

Habitual Criminals.

Person twice V. Where any Person is convicted on Information filed in guilty of

this Colony of any of the Offences specified in the Schedule Felony and

hereto, and he be proved to have been convicted in this Colony of not punished with Penal any Offence specified in the said Schedule either before or after the Servitude to be Passing of this Ordinance, then in addition to any other Punish- subject to the ment which may be awarded to him, it shall be deemed to be Supervision of Part of the Sentence passed on him, unless otherwise declared by the Court, that he is to be subject to the Supervision of the Police as hereinafter mentioned for a Period of Seven Years or such less Period as the Court shall direct commencing from the Time at which he is convicted and exclusive of the Time during which he is undergoing his Punishment;

the Police.

Where any Person is subject, in pursuance of this Ordinance, to the Supervision of the Police, he shall be guilty of an Offence punishable on Summary Conviction before a Magistrate with Imprisonment with or without Hard Labor for a Term not exceeding One Year, under the following Circumstances, or any of them :-- First.-If on his being charged by a Police Officer with getting his Livelihood by dishonest Means he fails to make it appear to the Magistrate before whom he is brought that he is not getting his Livelihood by dis- honest Means.

Secondly. If he is found by any Police Officer in any Place whether Public or Private under such Circumstances as to satisfy the Magistrate before whom he is brought that he was about to commit, or to aid in the Commission of, any Crime 'punishable on Summary Conviction or Information or was waiting for an Opportunity to commit, or aid in the Commission of, any such Crime. Thirdly.-If he is found by any Person in or before any Dwelling House or any Building, Yard or Premises being Parcel of or attached to such Dwelling House, or in or upon any Shop, Ware-house, Counting-house, Wharf, Godown or other Place of Business or in any Garden, Orchard, Pleasure Ground or Nursery Ground without being able to account to the Satisfaction of the Magistrate before whom he is brought for his being found on such Premises.

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Fourthly.-If he fail without sufficient reason, (the proof whereof shall lie on the Party accused), to report him- self to the Captain Superintendent of Police, or some Officer of Police with the Sanction of the Captain Super- intendent, at such Times as may be ordered by the Governor every Month, and to answer all such Questions as may be put to him by the said Captain Superin- tendent or any Officer of Police as aforesaid, concern- ing his Residence, Occupation, Means of Living, or such other Points as he may be required to explain."

Any Person charged with being guilty of any Offence punishable on Summary Conviction under this Section may be taken into Custody by any Police Officer without Warrant, or may, if charged with being guilty of an Offence committed under the Circumstances thirdly hereinbefore mentioned, or any of them, be apprehended by the Owner or Occupier of the Property on which he is found, or by the Servants of the Owner or Occupier, or by any other Person authorized by the Owner or Occupier, and may be detained until he can be delivered into the Custody of a Police Officer for the Purpose of being brought before a Magis- trate: Provided that no Person shall be so taken into Custody on the Ground that he is suspected of getting his Livelihood by dishonest Means except under a written Authority from a Superintendent of Police.

When a Person is convicted under this Section of an Offence which subjects him to the Supervision of the Police, the Record of his Conviction shall contain a Statement to the Effect that he is subject to the Supervision of the Police in pursuance of this Ordi- nance for a Period of Seven Years commencing from the Date of his Conviction, and exclusive of the Time during which he is undergoing his Punishment, or Words to the like Purport, but the Omission of any such Statement shall not exempt any Person from the Operation of this Section.

required to

VI. And whereas by the Fourth Section of the Act passed in Declaration of the Fifth Year of the Reign of King GEORGE the Fourth, Chapter the Evidence Eighty-three, "for the Punishment of Idle and Disorderly Persons convict under and Rogues and Vagabonds," and which said Act is in Force in Section 4 of this Colony, it is, amongst other Things, provided that every sus- the Vagrant pected Person or reputed Thief frequenting any River, Canal, or Act, 5 Geo. 4, Navigable Stream, Dock, or Basin, or any Quay, Wharf, or Ware- c. 83. house near or adjoining thereto, or any Street, Highway, or Avenue leading thereto, or any Place of Public Resort, or any Avenue, leading thereto, or any Street, Highway, or Place adjacent, with Intent to commit Felony, shall be deemed a Rogue and Vagabond, and may be apprehended and committed to Prison with Hard Labor for

any Time not exceeding Three Calendar Months; And whereas Doubts are entertained as to the Nature of the Evidence required to prove for the Purposes of the said Section, the Intent to commit a Felony: Be it enacted, that in proving such Intent, it shall not be necessary to show that the Person suspected was guilty of any particular Act or Acts tending to show his Purpose or Intent, and he may be convicted if from the Circumstances of the Case, and from his known Character as proved to the Magistrate before whom he is brought, it appears to such Magistrate that his Intent was to commit a Felony.

VII. Every Person who occupies or keeps any Lodging House, Penalty for Beer House, Public House, or other Place where Liquors are sold harboring for the Selling of which a License is required under any Ordi- Thieves, &c. nance, or any Place of Public Entertainment or Public Resort, and knowingly lodges or harbors Thieves or reputed Thieves, or knowingly permits or suffers them to meet or assemble therein, or allows the Deposit of Goods therein having reasonable Cause for believing them to be stolen, shall be liable on Summary Conviction to a Penalty for each Offence not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars, or Six Months Imprisonment with or without Hard Labour, and the Magistrate before whom he is brought, may, if he thinks fit, in addition to or in lieu of any Penalty, require him to enter into Recognizances, with or without Sureties, for keeping the Peace or being of good Behaviour during Twelve Months.

(1.) Provided that no Person shall be imprisoned for not finding Sureties in pursuance of this Section for a longer Period than Six Months.

(2.) The Security required from a Surety shall not exceed

Two hundred Dollars.

And any License for the Sale of any Liquors, or for keeping any Place of Public Entertainment, or Public Resort which has been granted to the Occupier or Keeper of any such House or Place as aforesaid shall be forfeited on his First Conviction of an Offence under this Section, and on his Second Conviction for such an Offence he shall be disqualified for a Period of Two Years from receiving any such License; moreover, where Two Convictions

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Penalty on Thief or reputed Thief refusing to

request.

under this Section have taken place within a Period of Two Years in respect of the same Premises, whether the Persons convicted were or were not the same, the Magistrate may, if he so think fit, direct that for a Term not exceeding One Year from the Date of the last of such Convictions, no such License as aforesaid shall be granted to any Person whatever in respect of such Premises.

VIII. Every Thief or reputed Thief who shall be in any Lodging House, Beer House, Public House or other Place where Liquors are sold for the selling of which a License is required quit Lodging under any Ordinance, or in any Place of Public Entertainment, House, &c., on or Public Resort, and shall refuse or neglect to quit such Lodging House, Beer House, Public House, or other such Places as afore- said upon being requested so to do by the Occupier or Keeper thereof, or his Agent or Tenant, shall thereby be guilty of an Offence and may be taken into Custody by any Constable and detained in any Police Office or Station House and shall, as soon as conveniently may be, be brought before a Magistrate and on being convicted of such Offence shall forfeit and pay a Penalty not exceeding Ten Dollars and in Default of immediate Payment shall be imprisoned with or without Hard Labor for a Period not exceeding One Month; and all Constables are hereby authorised and empowered to assist in expelling any Thief or. reputed Thief refusing or neglecting on request to quit such Lodging House, Beer House, Public House or other such Places as aforesaid.

Burden of

PART III.

Receivers of Stolen Goods.

IX. Where any Person who, either before or after the Passing Proof in Cases of this Ordinance, has been previously convicted of any Offence of receiving

specified in the Schedule hereto, and involving Fraud or Dis- stolen Goods.

honesty is found in the Possession of stolen Goods, Evidence of such previous Conviction shall be admissible as Evidence of his Knowledge that such Goods have been stolen; and in any Pro- ceedings that may be taken against him as Receiver of stolen Goods, or otherwise in relation to his having been found in Pos- session of such Goods, Proof may be given of his previous Convic- tion before Evidence is given of his having been found in Possession of such stolen Goods: Provided that not less than Seven Days' Notice, shall be given to such Person that Proof is intended to be given of his previous Conviction, and that he will be deemed to have known such Goods to have been stolen until he has proved the contrary.

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X. Where Proceedings are taken against any Person for having in his Possession stolen Goods, Evidence may be given that there were found in the Possession of such Person other Goods stolen, within the preceding Period of Twelve Months, and such Evidence may be taken into Consideration for the Purpose of proving that such Person knew the Goods to be stolen which form the subject of the Proceedings taken against him.

XI. Any Police Officer may, if authorized so to do in Writing by the Captain Superintendent of Police, or his Deputy, enter any House, Shop, Godown, Ware-house, Yard or other Pre- mises in search of stolen Goods, and make such Search and seize and secure any Property he may believe to have been stolen, in such Manner as he would be authorized to do, if he had a Search Warrant, and the Property seized, if any, corresponded to the Property described in such Search Warrant: Provided that in every Case in which any Property is seized, the Person on whose Premises it was at the Time of Seizure, or the Person from whom it was taken, if other than the Person on whose Premises it was, shall, unless previously charged with receiving the same knowing it to have been stolen, be summoned within Three Days before a Magistrate to account for his Possession of such Property, and such Magistrate shall make such Order respecting the Disposal of such Property as the Justice of the Case may require; and it shall be lawful for the Captain Superintendent of Police, or his Deputy, to give such Authority as aforesaid, in the following Cases: First. When such Premises are or have been within Eigh- teen Months of the Time of such Search in the Occupa- tion of any Person who has been convicted of receiving stolen Property or of harboring Thieves.

Second. When such Premises are at the Time of such Search in the Occupation of any Person who has been con- victed of any Offence involving Fraud or Dishonesty, and punishable by Penal Servitude or Imprisonment. And it shall not be necessary for the Captain Superintendent of Police, or his Deputy, in giving such Authority to specify any particular Property, but he may give such Authority if he has reason to believe generally that such Premises are being made a Receptacle for stolen Goods.

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PART IV.

General Provisions.

XII. Any Person accused of an Offence punishable on Summary Power to Conviction under this Ordinance may be remanded from Time to remand. Time by the Magistrate before whom he is brought for the Purpose of enabling Evidence to be obtained against him, or for any other just Cause.

Criminal's

XIII. The Forms set forth in the Third Schedule to "The Habitual Forms in "The Criminals Act, 1869," (Imperial) or Forms as near thereto as Habitual Circumstances admit, may be used in all Matters to which such Forms refer, and when used shall be deemed to be valid and sufficient in Law.

Act, 1869."

Metals.

XIV. Any Dealer in Old Metals as defined in the "Old Metal Penalty on Dealers Act, 1861," (Imperial) who shall either personally or by Dealers in Old any Servant or Agent, purchase, receive, or bargain for Lead, whether new or old, in any Quantity at One Time of less Weight than One hundred and Twelve Pounds, or who shall personally, or by any Servant or Agent, purchase, receive, or bargain for Copper, whether new or old, in any Quantity at One Time of less Weight than Fifty-six Pounds, shall be liable to a Penalty of Twenty-five Dollars to be recovered in the same Manner as Penalties incurred under the said recited Act are therein directed to be recovered.

XV. Nothing in this Act contained or appearing shall be held Power to to affect the Power conferred upon the Governor in Council by Ordinance No. 9 of 1857, Sec. 7, and Ordinance No. 4 of 1871.

SCHEDULE.

Any Felony not punishable with Death also, or the Offence of Uttering False or Counterfeit Coin, or of Possessing Counterfeit Gold or Silver Coin, or the Offence of obtaining Goods or Money by False Pretences, or the Offence of Conspiracy to defraud, or Misdemeanor under the Forty-sixth Section of Ordi- mance No. 7 of 1865.

To

1.

>

a Constable of Hongkong, and to the Superintendent of the Victoria Gaol. Whereas A. B. was on this Day duly convicted before me the undersigned, one of the Stipendiary Magistrates for the Colony of Hongkong, having been brought before me by C. D., a Constable, under the Provisions of "The Habitual Criminals Ordinance, 1872," and charged upon the Oath of the said C. D., taken before me in the Presence and Hearing of the said A. B., of being a Rogue and Vagabond within the Intent and Meaning of the Statutes made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled “An Act for the Punish- "ment of Idle and Disorderly Persons and Rogues and Vagabonds in that Fart "of Great Britain called England," and "The Habitual Criminals Ordinance, 1872" before mentioned (that is to say,) for that the said A. B. on the Day of and

in the Year of Our Lord, One thousand Eight hundred in Colony of Hongkong, [here set out the Circumstances under which the Magistrate was of opinion that the said A. B. might reasonably be suspected to have intended to commit a Felony] contrary to the said Statute and Ordinance. And it was thereby adjudged that the said A. B., for the said Offence, should be imprisoned at the Victoria Gaol, and there kept to Hard Labor for the Space of

These are therefore to command you, the said Constable, to take the said A. B. and him safely to convey to the Gaol aforesaid, and there to deliver him to the Superintendent thereof, together with this Precept; and I do command you, the said Superintendent of the Gaol, there to imprison him and keep him to Hard Labor for the Space of

Given under my Hand at

of Eight hundred and

2.

this

Day in the Year of Our Lord, One thousand

banish not affected.

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a Constable of Hongkong, and to the Superintendent of the Victoria Gaol. Whereas A. B. has been this Day brought before us the undersigned, Stipen- diary Magistrates for the Colony of Hongkong, under the Provisions of "The Habitual Criminals Ordinance, 1872," and it has been duly proved upon Oath before us that the said A.B. has been Three Times convicted of Felony: And whereas he is charged before us upon the Oath of C. D., a Constable, for that the said A. B. on the

Day of

                at Hongkong, was found by the said C. D. in

under such Circumstances as to give Rise to Suspicion that he was about to commit or to aid in the Commission "of a Crime punishable on summary Conviction or Indictment, or was waiting "for an Opportunity to commit or aid in the Commission of a Crime punishable

on Indictment or Summary Conviction" or ["was found by

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"in or upon any Dwelling House or any Building or Yard or Premises, being "Parcel of or attached to such Dwelling House, or in or upon any Shop, "Ware-house, Counting-house, or other Place of Business, or in any Garden, "Pleasure Ground, or Nursery Ground, without being able satisfactorily to 66 account for his being found on such Premises"]"contrary to the Statute;" Now we, the said Magistrates, do, in pursuance of the above recited Ordinance, convict the said A. B. of the said Offence, and adjudge that the said A. B., for the said Offence, shall be imprisoned in the Gaol at Victoria aforesaid and there kept to Hard Labor for the Space of

These are therefore to command you, the said Constable, to take the said A. B. and him safely to convey to the Gaol aforesaid, and there to deliver him to the Superintendent thereof, together with this Precept; and we do command you, the said Superintendent of the Gaol, to receive the said A. B. into your Custody in the said Gaol, there to imprison him and keep him to Hard Labor for the Space of

Given under our Hands at

Day of

Eight hundred and

this

"

in the Year of Our Lord One thousand

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To

3.

a Constable of Hongkong,

and to the Superintendent of the Victor?a Gaol. Whereas A. B. being a Person subject by the Provisions of "The Habitual Criminals Ordinance, 1872," to the Supervision of the Police, has been taken into Custody by C. D., a Constable, and brought this Day before us the under- signed, the Stipendiary Magistrates for the Colony of Hongkong, and charged before us upon the Oath of the said C. D., taken before us in the Presence and Hearing of the said A. B., with being suspected by the said C. D. of getting his Livelihood by dishonest Means, or with being found by the said C. D. in under such Circumstances as to give Rise to Suspicion that the said A. B. was about to commit or aid in the Commission of a Crime punishable on Summary Conviction or Indictment, (that is to say,)

or waiting for an Opportunity to commit or aid in the Commission of a Crime punishable on Summary Conviction or Indictment, (that is to say,)

or with being found by

in or upon a Dwelling House or Building, or Yard, or Premises, being parcel of or attached to a Dwelling House, or in or upon a Shop, Ware-house, Counting-house, or other Place of Business, or in any Garden, Pleasure Ground, the said A. B. not being able satisfactorily to account for his being found on the said

We, the said Magistrates, do in pursuance of the above recited Ordinance con- vict the said A. B. of the said Offence, and adjudge that the said A. B. for the said Offence shall be imprisoned in the Gaol at Victoria, and there kept to Hard Labor for the Space of

These are therefore to command you, the said Constable, to take the said A. B. and him safely to convey to the Gaol aforesaid, and there to deliver him to the keeper thereof, together with this Precept; and we do hereby command you, the said Superintendent of the Gaol, to receive the said A. B. into your Custody in the said Gaol, there to imprison him and keep him to Hard Labor for the Space of

Given under our Hands at

Day of

Eight hundred and

in Hongkong, this in the Year of Our Lord One thousand

Title

Preamble.

Presiding

may interro-

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to provide for the Oral Examination of Prisoners.

[

1872.] WHEREAS it is expedient to further amend the Law of

Evidence and to provide for the Oral Examination of Prisoners: Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

I. It shall be lawful for any Judge of the Supreme Court pre- Judge at Cri- siding at any Criminal Sessions to be hereafter holden in this minal Sessions Colony and before whom any Prisoner is tried for the Commission and Magistrate of any Crime or Offence whatsoever and for any Magistrate by and gate Prisoners before whom any Trial or Investigation is conducted of or into any Charge brought against any Prisoner for the Commission of any Crime or Offence whatsoever at any Time during the Progress of such Trial or Investigation to orally examine and interrogate such Prisoner upon such Matters, Points or Circumstances as to the said Judge or Magistrate may seem likely to conduce to or assist in the Elucidation of the Truth concerning the Issue or Matter then under Trial or Investigation.

Effect of not answering Questions.

Answers to be

given at Cri-

II. Before entering upon any such Examination or Interroga- tion it shall be the Duty of such Presiding Judge or Magistrate to inform any Prisoner about to be examined or interrogated that he cannot be compelled to answer any Questions that may be put to but that in the Event of his refusing or failing to answer such Questions or any of them, such Failure or Refusal may be considered and dealt with as having the Force and Effect of Replies having the most unfavorable Bearing upon the Case of the Prisoner so refusing or failing to answer.

him ;

III. Where during the Trial of any Prisoner at any Criminal treated as Evi-Sessions such Prisoner has given Answers to the Questions or any dence, when

of them put to him by the Presiding Judge it shall be the Duty of such Judge to treat the said Answers as Evidence given in the Course of the Trial and to lay the same before the Jury together with such Comments and Explanation as he may deem requisite and proper.

minal Sessions,

Answers before

be treated as Evidence.

IV. Where on the Trial or Investigation of or into any Magistrate to Criminal Charge before a Magistrate the Prisoner has given Answers to the Questions or any of them put to him by the said Magistrate, it shall be the Duty of such Magistrate to deal with the said Answers as Evidence given in the Course of the said Trial or Investigation.

Suspending Clause.

V. This Ordinance shall not come into Operation until Her Majesty's Confirmation thereof shall have been proclaimed in the Colony by the Governor.

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An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to provide for the Trial and Punishment of Offenders found at large within the Colony, in Violation of any Conditional Pardon.

1872.]

HEREAS it is expedient to provide for the Trial and Punishment of Offenders to whom a Pardon has been grunted under Ordinance No. 1 of 1860, or of any other Power bling in that behalf, and who may be found at large within ony in Violation of the Condition of such Pardon: Be it by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legative Council thereof, as follows:

Title.

Preamble.

Clause.

The following enactments are hereby repealed, that is to say: Repealing Sermon II of Ordinance No. 1 of 1860, Ordinance No. 16 of 1870, emi Ordinance No. 5 of 1871.

II. If any Offender to whom a Pardon shall have been granted Breach of either before or after the Passing of this Ordinance under the Conditional Provisions of Ordinance No. 1 of 1860, or of any other Power Pardon. enabling on that behalf, on Condition of his quitting the Colony, be afterwards found at large therein without lawful Authority or Excuse, the Proof whereof shall lie upon him, he shall be guilty of a Felony or of a Misdemeanor according to the Nature of the Offence for which he shall have received such Conditional Pardon, and shall on Conviction thereof before the Supreme Court undergo a Term of Imprisonment with Hard Labor or of Penal Servitude equal to the Portion of his Term of Imprisonment or Penal Servitude that remained unexpired at the Time of his Pardon being granted to him, such Term to commence from the Date at which he shall be tried and convicted under this Ordinance: Provided always that in all Cases in which the Prisoner when brought before a Magistrate upon such Charge shall plead guilty thereto, it shall be lawful for the Magistrate to deal summarily with the Case and to inflict the same Penalties as the Supreme Court is hereby empowered to impose instead of committing the Prisoner for Trial at the Supreme Court.

III. This Ordinance and Ordinance No. 1 of 1860 shall be read Construction. together and construed as one Ordinance.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to make Provision for the Branding and Punish- ment of Criminals in certain Cases.

WH

[

1872.]

Title.

HEREAS Crime has greatly increased since the Branding Preamble.

of Criminals on accepting Conditional Pardons, and since the

Punishment of Flogging for returning to the Colony in violation of the Conditions of such Pardons, have been discontinued: Be it therefore enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

be resorted to. Must be

I. That in all Cases where Chinese convicted of any Crime Branding in and actually undergoing Sentence of Imprisonment, may volun- what Cases to tarily petition the Governor to be released on Condition that they shall be sufficiently marked or branded, to be thereby ordered by recognized subsequently, and shall also undertake to quit the Governor. Colony and not return thereto without Permission from the Governor, it shall be lawful for the Governor to order any Convict so petitioning as aforesaid to be marked and branded accordingly : Provided, nevertheless, that every such Convict so petitioning, shall state in his Petition his Willingness to leave the Colony, and, if found therein subsequently without due Permission, to be dealt with as the Law may direct.

liable to

II. That every Convict so petitioning and branded as aforesaid, Branded and nevertheless returning to the Colony, shall be immediately Convicts when liable, on Recognition and Conviction thereof before a Magistrate, flogging on to undergo the remainder of his original Sentence, and also, if a Return to Male, and, if convicted subsequent to his Return to the Colony of Colony. any Felony or other Crime, which the Court sentencing such Con- vict may consider to be so brutal, inveterate or mischievous as to justify extraordinary Measures, shall be liable to be once or twice publicly or privately flogged with the Regulation Instrument: Provided that not more than Thirty-six Lashes be inflicted on any one Occasion.

III. That Regulations defining the Mode of Branding under Regulations as this Ordinance shall be framed by the Governor in Council and to Mode of

Branding to may be altered and amended from Time to Time by the same be framed by Authority.

Governor in Council.

IV. This Ordinance shall not come into Operation until Her Suspending Majesty's Confirmation thereof shall have been proclaimed in the Clause. Colony by the Governor.

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Title.

Preamble.

Nuisances in

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to prevent certain Nuisances.

[

, 1872.] WHEREAS the Laws hitherto in Force have failed to prevent

effectually certain Nuisances in the City of Victoria: Be

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

I. Every Person shall be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Five Thoroughfares Pounds, who within the City of Victoria, shall in any Street, Thoroughfare, or Public Place, or in any Place adjacent thereto, commit any of the following Offences, that is to say:

and Places adjacent

thereto.

Offences how to be dealt with.

Boiling Oil and offensive or dangerous

Trades.

(a) Every Person who shall use or utter Cries for the Pur- pose of buying or selling any Article whatever, or who shall make any Noise whatever, with the object of disposing of or attracting attention to his Goods, Wares or Trade.

(b) Every Person who shall use or cause to be used noisy or creaking Wheelbarrows, or any other Noisy, dangerous or annoying Vehicle or Machine whatever.

(c) Every Person who shall wilfully set Fire to any Cracker or other Firework, without previous Permission to do so from the Governor.

(d) Every Person who, contrary to any Regulations to be published from Time to Time by the Governor in Council, shall rough dress or cause to be rough dressed, Granite or any other Stone whatever, for the Erection of any Building or any other Purpose.

(e) Every Person who shall utter Shouts or Cries or make other Noises while playing the Game known as Chai- Muy, between the Hours of 9 P.M. and 6 A.M.

II. It shall be lawful for any Constable belonging to the Police Force to take into Custody without Warrant, any Person who shall commit any such Offence within View of any such Constable; or if such Offence shall not have been committed within View of any such Constable, then upon Complaint of any Party who shall have been injured or annoyed by, or been Witness to the Com- mission of any such Offence; and in the Absence of any such Constable, it shall be lawful for the Party so injured or annoyed, or who shall have seen the Offence committed to seize and detain the Offender until he can be given into the Custody of such Constable, or until he can be taken before a Magistrate.

III. Every Person who without Special Permission from the Governor, shall carry on or conduct the noisome, dangerous and offensive Trade of Boiling Paint Oil with Seed, or any other noisy, noisome, dangerous, offensive, or noxious Trade or Business, to the Annoyance, Detriment or Danger of any other Person or of any contiguous Buildings or Premises, shall be deemed to be guilty of a Nuisance and shall upon the Complaint to any Police Magis- trate of the Person so injured or annoyed, or of the Owner or Occupier of the Buildings so endangered or of any Police Constable, Incorporation be liable to a Fine not exceeding Ten Pounds.

of Ordinance with No. 14 of 1845.

Title.

Preamble.

Repeal of Sec. V. of No. 6 of 1845.

Abolition of

Court.

IV. This Ordinance shall be read as though incorporated with and forming Part of Ordinance No. 14 of 1845.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend Ordinance No. 6 of 1845, entitled "An Ordinance for the Establishment of a Supreme Court of Judicature at Hongkong," to reconstitute the said Court and to abolish the Summary Juris- diction Court.

?

1872.]

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend Ordinance No. 6 of

1845, to reconstitute the said Court by providing for the Appointment of a Puisne Judge for the Supreme Court of Hong- kong and to abolish the Court of Summary Jurisdiction: Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:--

I. Section V. of Ordinance No. 6 of 1845, is hereby repealed.

II. Ordinance No. 7 of 1862, entitled "An Ordinance to the Summary establish a Court of Summary Jurisdiction, and to authorize the Appointment of a Judge thereof," and Ordinance No. 1 of 1871, entitled "An Ordinance to amend No. 7 of 1862, and to provide for the Summary Trial of Cases in the Supreme Court," are hereby repealed.

Constitution

of Court.

III. From and after the passing and coming into Operation of this Ordinance, the Supreme Court of Judicature at Hongkong shall consist of, and be holden by and before a Judge to be called the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hongkong and before

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a Puisne Judge of the said Court, both of the said Judges to be appointed by Letters Patent under the Public Seal of the Colony, from Time to Time, by the Governor of Hongkong, in accordance with such Instructions as he may receive through one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and the said Judges shall respectively hold their Offices during the Pleasure of Her Majesty, subject to Suspension by the Governor in like Manner as other Officers in the Colony.

IV. In Case the Office of either of the said Judges shall become How Vacancy vacant by Death, temporary Illness, Absence or otherwise, occasioned by Death, &c. in it shall be lawful for the Governor to appoint another fit the Court to and proper Person to fill either of the said Offices until Her be filled up. Majesty's Pleasure be known, or until the said Judge shall resume the Duties of his said Office: Provided that in Case of a Vacancy occurring in the Office of Chief Justice by reason of his Death, Absence, Illness or otherwise, it shall be lawful for the Puisne Judge to, and he shall fill the said Office, until the Governor has appointed some fit and proper Person to fill the same as herein- before provided.

V. Save as hereinafter provided and where the State of the Busi- In what Cases

Sittings of ness of the Supreme Court shall so permit, and where it is otherwise Court to be practicable, all Suits for Claims of more than Five hundred Dollars held by both and upwards, formally instituted under "The Hongkong Code of Judges. Civil Procedure," and all Motions and Applications to the said Court arising out of or Incidental to such Suits (except Motions of Course and all such Motions and Applications as ordinarily are by the Practice of the said Court or by any Rules of the said Court to be hereafter framed may be made before a Judge in Chambers) and all Applications and Motions arising out of any Trial at any Criminal Sessions held in the Colony, and any Cause, Matter or Proceeding arising out of or belonging, or incidental to any Prerogative Writ issued by the Court, and any Appeal from any Order, Judgment or Decree made or passed by any Judge sitting in Bankruptcy, and any Appeal from any Judgment or Decision of any Police Magistrate, or any Cause, Matter or Proceeding arising out of any Case stated by any Police Magistrate. for the Opinion of the Court, shall be tried, heard and decided before and by the full Court, consisting of the Chief Justice and Puisne Judge: Provided always that in all Suits where a Jury has been empanelled to try any Suit or Issue of Fact, the Chief Justice or Puisne Judge shall alone preside at the Trial of such Suit or Issue of Fact.

full Court

VI. An Appeal shall lie to the full Court from any Decision, Appeal to the Judgment or Order made or passed by any Judge in Chambers, from Order in upon any Summary Motion or Application, by Leave of such Chambers. Judge, and upon such Terms, Restrictions or Conditions as he thinks fit to impose; and from any Judgment, Order or Decree From Judg- made or passed by any Judge under the Summary Procedure ment under Clauses of the "Civil Code," for the Recovery of Claims not cedure Clauses. Summary Pro- exceeding Five hundred Dollars; and by Leave of the Judge making the same, from any Order, Judgment or Decree made or From Order in passed by any Judge sitting in Bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy.

.be defined.

VII. Except as hereinafter provided where upon the Trial or Judgment of Hearing of any Suit, Motion or Application by and before the full Court, how to Court the Judges shall differ in their Opinions, the Judgment of the Chief Justice shall be taken to be the Judgment of the Court: Provided always that where the Matter comes before the Court by way of Motion for a new Trial, or of Appeal, and the Judges shall differ in their Opinions that Judgment shall be taken to be the Judgment of the Court which is adverse to the Party moving for a new Trial or to the Appellant.

VIII. There shall be and belong to the Supreme Court sitting in Officers of the its Summary Jurisdiction the following Officers, that is to say:

Court in its

Jurisdiction.

A Clerk of Court, an Interpreter, a Shroff, and a Bailiff Summary and such and so many Officers as to the Governor of the Colony shall from Time to Time appear to be necessary.

Advocates in

IX. It shall be lawful for all Attornies and Solicitors duly Attornies, &c., enrolled in the Supreme Court to practice as Advocates in the said to practice as Court sitting in its Summary Jurisdiction in the same Manner as the Court in they have hitherto been permitted to practice in the Court of its Summary Summary Jurisdiction.

Jurisdiction.

X. The Judges of the Supreme Court may frame Rules and Judges to Orders for regulating the Practice of the said Court, its Times of frame Rules. Sitting and the Forms of Proceedings therein, to be approved of by the Legislative Council, and with the like Approval may rescind, vary or alter the same.

XI. Wherever the Term "Chief Justice" or "Judge of the Sum- Interpretation mary Jurisdiction Court" occurs in any existing Ordinance, it shall of the Term be read and construed as applying to the Judges of the Supreme Chief Justice.

Court.

XII. There shall be no Period of Vacation for the Supreme Court Vacation. sitting in its Summary Jurisdiction.

XIII. This Ordinance and Ordinance No. of 1872, shall be Construction. read and construed as one Ordinance.

XIV. This Ordinance shall not come into Force until Her Ma- Suspending jesty's Confirmation thereof shall have been proclaimed in the Clause. Colony by the Governor.

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Title.

Preamble.

Short title.

Interpretation clause.

This Ordinance not to affect.

Repeal of certain Ordinances.

All civil suits

under this

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to consolidate the Procedure and Practice of the Supreme Court and amend the Provisions of the Law relating thereto, and to give to the Supreme Court Summary Jurisdiction in certain Cases.

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HEREAS it is expedient to simplify and fuse the proce- dure and practice of the Supreme Court of Judicature in its Common Law and Equity Jurisdictions and to amend and consolidate the provisions of the Law relating thereto, and to give to the Supreme Court Summary Jurisdiction in suits not exceed- ing Five hundred Dollars: Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as "The Hongkong Code of Civil Procedure."

2. In the interpretation of this Ordinance the expression ? The Court" shall mean the Supreme Court and shall include the Chief Justice or other presiding Judge in Chambers, except where the nature of the provision or the context shall be repug- nant to such construction. The expression "The Civil Code shall mean this Ordinance.

3. Nothing in this Ordinance contained shall be deemed: 1. To affect the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in respect

of the grant of prerogative writs;

2. To affect the procedure and practice of the Vice-Admiralty Court or of the Courts of Probate and Bankruptcy;

3. To affect any suit, action, or other proceeding instituted

at the time of the commencement of this Ordinance: Provided always that in case the parties to any such suit, action, or other proceeding shall desire to carry on and continue the same, so far as may be practicable under the provisions of this Ordinance, the Court may in its discretion permit them so to do upon such terms and conditions, as it may think reasonable.

4. The Ordinances and Sections of Ordinances appearing in the Schedule hereto, are hereby repealed; If any case shall arise for which provision may not have been made by this Ordinance, so often as the same shall happen, the Court may in its discretion apply or permit to be applied any provision of the law now in force, so far as the same may be applicable to the circumstances of such case, and so far as the same shall not conflict with this Ordinance and can be made auxiliary thereto, for the purpose of doing justice between the parties.

Practice under the Civil Code.

5. Subject to the provisions herein before contained, all to be instituted civil suits and proceedings in the Court, shall, from and after the commencement of this Ordinance and during the continuance thereof, be instituted and carried on in the manner hereinafter provided.

Ordinance.

DECISION OF QUESTIONS WITHOUT FORMAL SUIT.

Questions of Fact.

In what cases

6. Where the parties between whom a suit might be this proceeding instituted are agreed as to any question of fact to be determined applicable.

between them, they may by consent and by order of the Supreme Court or other Court on summons,-which order the Court may make on being satisfied that the parties have a real interest in the determination of such question, and that the same is fit to be tried,-proceed to the trial of any question of fact without any petition presented or other pleading.

Issue.

Money pay- ment.

Costs.

Effect of decree.

7. Such question may be stated for trial in an issue, and such issue may be set down for trial, and tried accordingly, as if the question stated were to be determined at the hearing of an ordinary suit.

8. The parties may, if they think fit, enter into an agreement in writing, which shall be embodied in an order of the Court, that on the finding of the Court in the affirmative or negative of such issue, a sum of money, fixed in the agreement, or to be ascertained by the Court upon a question inserted in the issue for that purpose, shall be paid by one of the parties to the other, with or without any costs.

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On the finding of the Court in any such issue a decree may be entered for the sum so agreed or ascertained, with or without costs, as the case may be.

9. Where no agreement is entered into as to costs, the costs of the whole proceedings shall be in the discretion of the Court.

10. The issue and proceeding and decree shall be recorded, and the decree shall have the same effect as a decree in a contested suit.

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Question of Law.

11. Where the parties between whom a suit might be In what cases. instituted are agreed as to any question of law to be determined between them, they may by consent and by order of the Court on summons, which order the Court may make on being sa- tisfied that the parties have a real interest in the determination of such question, and that the same is fit to be determined,-state any question of law in a special case for the opinion of the Court, without any petition presented or other pleading.

12. The parties may, if they think fit, enter into an Money pay- agreement in writing, (which shall be embodied in the order for ment." stating the special case or in some subsequent order) that upon the judgment of the Supreme Court being given in the affirmative or negative of the question of law raised by the special case, a sum of money fixed in the agreement or to be ascertained by the Court, or in such manner as it may direct, shall be paid by one of the parties to the other, with or without any costs.

On the judgment of the Court, decree of the Court, may be entered for the sum so agreed or ascertained with or without costs, as the case may be.

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13. Where no agreement is entered into as to costs, the Costs. costs of the whole proceedings shall be in the discretion of the Court.

14. The special case and proceedings and decree shall be Decree. recorded, and the decree shall have the same effect as a decree in in a contested suit.

Summary Procedure for Claims not exceeding $500.

15. The Court shall hear and determine in a summary Jurisdiction of way without pleadings, and without the intervention of a jury, Court. all suits where the claim, debt or damages sought to be recovered do not exceed the sum of Five hundred Dollars.

16. All suits for sums not exceeding Five hundred Dollars Limitation of shall be commenced within three years next after the cause of suits. such suits shall accrue, unless there has been some contract, ac- knowledgment, undertaking or promise to pay in respect thereof by the party to be charged within three years before the com- mencement of such suit.

17. No person shall be precluded from suing for any sum Infancy or not exceeding Five hundred Dollars by reason of his not having coverture no attained the full age of twenty-one years, or by reason of coverture bar to the

                        right to sue. where the husband shall not be resident in the Colony.

maintained.

18. No person shall maintain any suit for or recover any Cases in which debt in the Court, where such debt shall have been contracted suit cannot be under

any of the circumstances following, that is to say: (a.) Where the defendant is, in the opinion of the Judge under the age of twenty-one years, and the debt has not been contracted for necessaries.

(b.) Where the debt has been contracted for liquor for the sale of which a license is required by any Ordinance, and where the liquor bon? fide delivered at one time shall not have amounted in value to Five Dollars; but nothing herein contained shall extend to prevent holders of such licenses from keeping an account with lodgers and travellers in which any charge for liquor may be included, and from recovering the amount thereof. (c.) Where the debt has been contracted for the use or hire of a public billiard table, skittle ground, nine pins or bowling alley.

(d.) Where the debt has been contracted for refreshments supplied to any person whilst playing at billiards, skit- tles, nine pins, bowls or other game of a like description. (e.) Where the debt shall be contracted for money lent by one member of the Police force to another member of the same force, if such money shall have been lent during the time when both parties were members of such force. 19. No cause of action or complaint which shall exist at Claims not to any one time amounting in the whole to a sum exceeding Five be split. hundred, Dollars as aforesaid, shall be split or divided so as to be made the ground of two or more different actions or complaints in order to bring such cases within the Summary Jurisdiction of the Court, but if the Court shall find that the plaintiff in any case shall have split his cause of action or complaint as aforesaid the Court shall dismiss the said action or complaint with the ordinary costs of a dismissal, without prejudice however to the plaintiff's right to sue upon such cause of action or complaint in such other manner as he may be advised: Provided that if such plaintiff shall be satisfied to recover a sum not exceeding Five hundred Dollars, then the Court shall and may entertain the complaint of such plaintiff, and in case any order shall be made in favor of such plaintiff the same shall be expressed to be, and shall be, in full discharge of the whole of such demand.

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Notice of action and special defences.

Possession of

tenements not excceding $500 per

annum reco-

Court.

If tenant neglect to appear or

refuse to give

possession,

Court may

20. Except by consent or leave of the Court, no cause or matter within the Summary Jurisdiction of the Court shall be set down for hearing before (at least two clear days from the service of the summons where the sum claimed shall be more than Dollars Fifty nor before twenty-four hours where the sum claimed shall be Dollars Fifty or less than that sum, and except by consent or by leave of the Court, it shall not be competent to the defendant to enter into any special defence such as "set off," "illegality," "want of consideration" or the "statute of limitations," unless at least twelve hours' written notice thereof has been first given to the plaintiff or his attorney.

21. When the term and interest of the tenant of lands

any or tenements where the value of the premises of the rent payable in respect of such tenancy did not exceed the annual value of Five hundred Dollars, shall have ended or shall have been duly verable in the determined by a legal notice to quit, and if such tenant or occupier of the same or any part thereof shall neglect or refuse to quit and deliver up possession of the premises or part thereof respectively, it shall be lawful for the landlord or his agent to enter a suit in the Court, and thereupon a summons shall issue to the person so neglecting or refusing; and if the tenant or occupier shall not thereupon appear at the time and place appointed and show cause to the contrary, and shall still neglect or refuse to deliver up possession of the premises to the landlord or his agent, and pay the costs incurred, it shall be lawful for such landlord or agent to give proof to the Court of the holding and of the end or other to enforce the determination of the tenancy, with the time or manner thereof, where the title of the landlord has accrued since the letting of the premises, the right by which he claims the possession; and upon proof of service of the summons and of the neglect or refusal of the tenant or occupier, the Court may issue a warrant to the bailiff of the said Court requiring and authorizing him, within not less than seven or more than ten clear days from the date of such warrant to give possession of the premises to such landlord or agent; and such warrant shall be a sufficient authority to such bailiff to enter upon the premises with such assistants as he shall deem necessary, and to give possession accordingly: Provided that no such entry be made on a Sunday, Good Friday, or Christmas day, or except between the hours of nine in the morning and four in the afternoon.

issue warrant

same.

Provisions as to arrears of rent.

Execution.

an

22. Having regard to the annual amount aforesaid, where an arrear of six months' rent shall be due on any lands or premises, and not paid after due demand, and no sufficient distress on the lands or premises to satisfy such arrear, it shall be lawful for the landlord to proceed in manner aforesaid, and for the Court to make a decree for putting such landlord into possession, unless the rent and costs of proceedings be paid within one fortnight from the pronouncing of such decree.

23. In each and every case where the Court shall have made any order or decree for the payment of money, it shall be lawful for the Court, at the prayer of the party so prosecuting such order or decree, to issue a writ or precept, which writ or precept shall be directed to the bailiff of the said Court, who is hereby authorized and empowered to levy the amount thereof of the goods, chattels, and effects of the defendant, or to arrest the defendant as the case may be: Provided that it shall be appoint special lawful for the Court, when thereto required by the plaintiff in any suit or proceeding wherein such writ or precept may be issued, to appoint one or more special bailiff or bailiffs, to be named by the plaintiff, to execute such writ or precept, upon receiving from the plaintiff full and sufficient security against any improper use or abuse of such writ or precept.

Power to

bailiffs.

Orders and

the Colony.

24. All such orders and decrees shall be carried into execu- decrees may be tion in any district or place whatsoever within the Colony or executed any in any place within the jurisdiction of the Court, where the de- where within fendant, his goods, chattels, or effects, may be found or be met with. All executions and processes against the property of the defendant shall be executed after sunrise and before sunset, and any officer or person executing the same at any other time shall be liable to a fine not exceeding Fifty Dollars, to be enforced by distress and sale of the offender's goods.

Time of levy.

Mode of execution.

25. For the purpose of preventing any disputes as to the mode of executing the said last-mentioned writ or precept, the same shall be executed in the following manner; that is to say: the bailiff or bailiffs in the first instance shall, if practicable, levy on the goods, chattels and effects of the defendant, and in the event of such bailiff or bailiffs not being able to find sufficient goods, chattels or effects, of the defendant, and the defendant failing to point out to his or their notice any property whereon to levy, the said bailiff or bailiffs shall enforce the order or decree of the Court by the personal arrest and imprisonment of the defend- ant as hereinafter is mentioned.

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26. If any claim shall be made to or in respect of any Interpleader. goods or chattels taken in execution under the process of Court, or in respect of the proceeds or value thereof, by any landlord for rent or by any person not being the party against whom such process has issued, it shall be lawful for the Clerk of the Court, upon application of the officer charged with the execution of such process, as well before as after any action brought against such officer, to issue a summons calling before the said Court as well the party issuing such process as the party making such claim, and thereupon the Judge of the said Court shall adjudicate upon such claim and make such order between the parties in respect thereof, and of the costs of the proceedings, as to him shall seem fit, and such order shall be enforced in like manner as any order made in any action in the same Court.

Court not to

27. Every defendant who shall be arrested and taken in Imprisonment execution under the process of the Court, shall be imprisoned for by process of a space

of time not exceeding six months, unless before the expi- exceed six ration thereof, the order or decree of the said Court shall have months. been satisfied: Provided that in case any defendant shall be discharged from prison without having paid the debt and costs

for which he had been imprisoned, it shall be lawful for the com-

plainant, at any time within three years after such order. or decree Liability of— to take out fresh execution against any estate or effects which after acquired such defendant may have become possessed of, or entitled to, until effects. such order or decree shall be fully satisfied.

prison to be

28. Whenever any defendant shall be taken in execution Expenses of under any process under this Ordinance, the complainant at whose debtor's main- suit he shall have been taken in execution shall pay the expenses of tenance in the necessary and proper maintenance of the defendant in prison not paid by execu- exceeding the sum of twenty-five cents per diem, and the amount tion creditor. of such expenses shall be a debt to the Crown, and shall be suable for and recoverable by the Governor of the Gaol for the time being.

29. No execution awarded against the goods of any party Execution not shall extend to or be construed to extend to deprive any landlord to prejudice of the power vested in such landlord by an Act passed in the landlords. eighth year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Anne, intituled "An Act for the better security of rents and to prevent frauds committed by tenants," of recovering one year's rent by virtue of and in pursuance of the said Act.

30. In case any action or suit shall at any time hereafter Action against be commenced or brought against any officer of the Court or officers, &c. against any other person for anything done in pursuance of or under the authority of this Ordinance, it shall be lawful for such officer or other person in every such suit or action to plead the general issue, and give this Ordinance and the special matter in General issue. evidence; and in case the plaintiff in such action or suit shall have

a verdict passed against him or be non-suited or discontinue his action or suit, the defendant shall, in any of the said cases, be allowed double costs.

31. No action or complaint or other proceeding under the Proceedings Summary Jurisdiction given by this Ordinance, shall be treated not to be set or considered as invalid or subject to be set aside, on account of aside for want any verbal or technical error; but all errors and mistakes not having a tendency to mislead the opposite party, shall and may in all cases be amended or altered by the Court.

in

of form.

32. In every cause or matter pending before the Court, Parties to the plaintiff and defendant, if not represented by attorney or by in

appear person or by attorney and counsel, as the case may be, must appear

                 person attorney. Provided always that in case it shall be proved to the satisfaction Proviso. of the Court, that any plaintiff or defendant who may not be represented as aforesaid is prevented by some good or sufficient cause from attending the Court in person, the Court may, in its discretion, permit any relative, friend, or agent of such plaintiff or defendant, who shall satisfy the Court that he has authority in that behalf, to appear for such plaintiff or defendant.

chattels.

33. The Court shall have power, if it see fit to do so, upon Specific deli- the application of the plaintiff in an action for detention of auy very of chattel to order the return of the chattel detained without giving the defendant the option of paying the value assessed or otherwise agreed upon, and in case the defendant shall refuse or fail without reasonable cause to comply with such order, the Court may order him to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding six months and execution to issue against his goods and chattels for the amount of such assessed or agreed value as aforesaid and for the costs recovered.

34. It shall be lawful for the Court, if it shall in its dis- Account books cretion think fit, to permit either party to use his books of account evidence by

                            affidavit. as evidence in support of his claim or defence and also to take and admit evidence by affidavit whenever a special ground for receiving the same shall be shown to the satisfaction of the Court by the party tendering it.

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Suits under $500 by and against the Crown.

Provisions as

35. Whenever a cause of action under any contract entered into in relation to any department of the public service, in which the sum in dispute shall not exceed Five hundred Dollars shall accrue to the Crown against any person, or whenever any person shall have a claim against the Crown under any such contract, the chief officer of such department may sue and be sued on behalf of the Government in respect of such cause of action or claim in and by his official capacity and designation: Provided always that no such suit shall be commenced without the consent of the Attorney General, and that nothing herein contained shall affect any other remedy in respect of such cause of action or claim.

36. Section XIX of this Ordinance, as to the splitting to splitting of a cause of action or demand shall not apply to proceedings demands not to under Ordinance No. 9 of 1869, or under the last preceding apply to Crown suits.

Section.

Certificate to

be signed by Surveyor General and Treasurer.

Special bailiff

under Ordi-

1869.

37. In suits for the recovery of crown rent, the certificate shall be signed by the Surveyor General as well as by the Colonial Treasurer.

38. The Colonial Treasurer may, with the approval of the Court, appoint a special bailiff for the service of summonses, nance No. 9 of subpoenas, and other process in proceedings under Ordinance No. 9 of 1869, and such special bailiff shall have in respect of such proceedings the like powers and be entitled to receive the same Ord. 11 of fees for the service of process therein, as the bailiff of the Court. 1867, and 9 of 1869, to remain in force.

Provision as to

11 of 1867.

39. The Court shall exercise and carry into effect all the powers conferred upon the Court of Summary Jurisdiction by Ordinance No. 11 of 1867, and by Ordinance No. 9 of 1869: Provided, however, and it is hereby enacted, that the term of ten Section V of days within which claims for a refund of rates may be filed under Section V of Ordinance No. 11 of 1867, is hereby extended to fifteen days, and in proceedings under the said Section for a refund of rates, it shall no longer be necessary to give notice to the Colonial Treasurer of the filing of the petition as therein pro- vided, but every such petition shall be referred by the Court to the Colonial Treasurer, who shall thereupon examine into the correctness of the claim and return the same to the Court with an endorsement to the effect that the same is admitted, or not admitted, as the case may be; and in case the claim shall not be admitted, the Colonial Treasurer or some person on his behalf shall appear in opposition thereto on such day as the Court shall appoint.

Provisions of

the civil code generally to apply to suits under the

summary pro-

40. The provisions of this Ordinance, relative to suits for sums of Five hundred Dollars and upwards, shall be where they are not inconsistent with the special provisions herein made for such suits applicable mutatis mutandis to suits for sums of less than Dollars Five hundred, and shall be so applied accordingly cedure clauses. (except so far as the Court may in any case for the avoiding of delay and furtherance of substantial justice, think fit otherwise to direct.)

Power of Court to direct a petition.

41. When either on the application for a summons before or at the hearing thereof, it appears to the Court that the nature and circumstances of the case render it unjust or inexpedient to hear and determine the claim in a summary way, the Court may direct proceedings to be taken and carried on by petition, as in suits for sums of Five hundred Dollars and upwards. Orders may be 42. The Court in its summary jurisdiction shall have the issued by the like authority to make summary orders before suit and with re- ference to an absconding defendant in respect of claims exceeding Fifty Dollars and not exceeding Five hundred Dollars, as in its formal jurisdiction.

Court in its summary

jurisdiction.

Compensation to parties and witnesses.

Provisions of

Sections

27 and

28 of

No. 6 of 1845

to apply.

In what cases.

Leave to de- fend, when.

43. The Court may allow such reasonable sum or sums of money for the attendance and loss of time of parties and witnesses as it shall think fit.

44, The provisions of Section XXVII and XXVIII of Or- dinance No. 6 of 1845 shall apply to the Court in its Summary Jurisdiction.

Summary Procedure on Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes.

45. Suits on Bills of Exchange or Promissory Notes, instituted within Six Months after the same become due and payable, may be commenced by summons, and may be heard and determined in a summary way as hereinafter is provided.

46. The Court shall, on application, within seven days from the service of the summons, give the defendant leave to defend the suit on his paying into Court the sum indorsed, or on evidence on oath showing to the satisfaction of the Court a good legal or equitable defence, or such facts as would make it incumbent on the holder to prove consideration, or such other facts as the Court deems sufficient to support the application, and on such terms as to security and other things as to the Court

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seems fit; and in that case the Court may direct proceedings to be taken and carried on by petition in the ordinary way.

47. If the defendant does not so obtain leave to defend, Decrec. the plaintiff, on proof of due service of the summons, shall be entitled as of course at any time after the expiration of such seven days, to an immediate absolute decree for any sum not exceeding the sum indorsed on the summons, together with interest at the rate specified (if any) to the date of the decree, and a sum for costs to be fixed by the Court in the decree.

48. After decree the Court may, under special circum- Proceedings stances, set aside the decree, and may, if necessary, set aside after decree. execution, and may give leave to defend the suit if it appears to the Court reasonable so to do, and on such terms as to the Court

may seem just.

49. In any proceeding under the present provisions, it Deposit of bill. shall be competent to the Court to order the Bill or Note sought

to be proceeded on to be forthwith deposited in the Court, and Security for further to order that all proceedings be stayed until the plaintiff costs. gives security for costs.

50. The holder of a dishonored Bill or Note shall have Holder's the same remedies for recovery of the expenses incurred in the expenses. noting of the same for non-acceptance or non-payment, or incurred otherwise by reason of the dishonor, as he has under the present provisions for recovery of the amount of the Bill or Note.

51. The holder of a Bill or Note may, if he thinks fit, One summons obtain one summons under the present provisions against all or against all or any of the parties to the Bill or Note; and such summons shall be any of the

parties. the commencement of a suit or suits against the parties therein named respectively; and all subsequent proceedings against such respective parties shall be carried on, as far as may be, as if separate summonses had issued. But the summons or its indorse- ment must set forth the claims against the parties repectively, according to their respective alleged liabilities, with sufficient precision and certainty to enable each defendant to set up any defence on which he individually may desire to rely.

Institution of Formal Suit.

52. All suits for the recovery of money, goods or other In what cases. property of the amount or value of Five hundred Dollars and upwards, or relating to or involving directly or indirectly a ques- tion respecting any matter at issue of the amount or value of Five hundred Dollars and upwards, or for the recovery of damages of the amount of Five hundred Dollars and upwards, shall be com- menced by a petition which shall be filed in the Court and entered in a book to be kept for the purpose, and called the 'Register of Civil Suits;" and the entries shall be numbered in each year according to the order in which the petition is presented.

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53. The petition shall contain the name, description and Contents of place of abode of the plaintiff and of the defendant so far as petition. they can be ascertained, and a narrative of the material facts, matters, and circumstances on which the plaintiff relies, such narrative being divided into paragraphs numbered consecutively, each paragraph containing, as nearly as may be, a separate and distinct statement or allegation, and shall pray specifically for the relief to which the plaintiff may conceive himself entitled, and also for general relief.

The petition must be as brief as may be consistent with a clear statement of the facts on which the prayer is sought to be supported, and with information to the defendant of the nature of the claim set up.

Documents must not be unnecessarily set out in the petition in h?c verba, but so much only of them as is pertinent and material may be set out, or the effect and substance of so much only of them as is pertinent and material may be given, without needless prolixity.

in words.

Dates and sums shall be expressed in figures and not

The petition may not contain any statement of the mere evidence by which the facts alleged are intended to be proved, and may not contain any argument of law.

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The facts material to the establishment of the plain- tiff's right to recover shall be alleged positively, briefly, and as clearly as may be, so as to enable the defendant by his answer either to admit or deny any one or more of the material allega- tions, or else to admit the truth of any or all of the allegations, or to set forth some other substantive matter in his answer, by reason of which he intends to contend that the right of the plain- tiff to recover or to any relief capable of being granted on the petition has not yet accrued or is released or barred or otherwise gone.

54. The petition must be signed by counsel except where Petition to be the plaintiff sues in forma pauperis or obtains the leave of the signed by Court to dispense with such signature.

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In what cases.

Effect of par- ticulars.

Amendment.

Variance.

Time.

In what cases.

Inspection.

Particulars of Demand.

55. Where the plaintiff's claim is for money payable in respect of any contract express or implied,

,--or to recover the possession or the value of any goods wrongfully taken and de- tained or wrongfully detained by the defendant from the plain- tiff,-it shall be sufficient for the plaintiff to state his claim in the petition in a general form, and to annex to the petition a schedule stating the particulars of his demand, in any form which shall give the defendant reasonably sufficient information as to the details of the claim. An application for further or better particulars may be made by the defendant before answer,

on summons.

56. The plaintiff shall not at the hearing obtain a decree for any sum exceeding that stated in the particulars, except for subsequent interest and the costs of suit, notwithstanding that the sum claimed in the petition for debt or damages exceeds the sum stated in the particulars.

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57. Particulars of demand shall not be amended except by leave of the Court; and the Court may, on any application for leave to amend, grant the same on its appearing that the defendant will not be prejudiced by amendment. Otherwise the Court may refuse leave or grant the same on such terms as to notice, postponement of trial, or costs, as justice requires.

58. Any variance between the items contained in the par- ticulars and the items proved at the hearing may be amended at the hearing either at once or on such terms as to notice, adjourn- ment, or costs, as justice requires.

59. Where particulars are amended by leave of the Court or where further or better particulars are ordered to be given, the order shall state the time within which the amendment is to be made or the further or better particulars are to be given; and the order for service of the amended or further or better particulars shall state the time which the defendant is to have to put in his answer.

Papers annexed.

60. Where the plaintiff seeks (in addition to or without any order for the payment of money by the defendant) to obtain, as against any person, any general or special declaration by the Court of his rights under any contract or instrument, or to set aside any contract,- -or to have any bond, bill, note, or instru- ment in writing delivered up to be cancelled, or to restrain any defendant by injunction, or to have any account taken between himself and any other or others, and in such other cases as the nature of the circumstances makes it necessary or expedient,- the plaintiff in his petition may refer to and briefly describe any papers or documents on the contents of which he intends to rely, and may annex copies of such papers or documents to the peti- tion, where such papers or documents are brief, or may state any reason for not annexing copies of such papers or documents, or any of them respectively (as, their length, possession of copies by the defendant, loss, or inability to procure copies,) that he may have to allege. The plaintiff shall, in his petition, offer to allow the defendant to inspect such papers and documents as afore- said, or such of them as are in his possession or power.

Amendment.

On application

61. Any plaintiff not giving sufficient information to enable of defendant. the defendant reasonably to understand the nature and particulars of the claim set up against him may be ordered on the application of the defendant before answer, to amend his petition. The plaintiff may be ordered to annex copies of, or produce for ins- pection, such papers or documents in his possession or power as he has referred to in the petition, and as the defendant is entitled to inspect for the purposes of the suit.

Costs.

Libellous or

62. The Court may in such cases make such order as to costs as justice requires, and stay proceedings until the order is complied with.

63. If any petition contains libellous or needlessly offen- offensive ex- sive expressions, the Court may either of its own motion before pressions. service thereof, or on the application of the defendant, order the petition to be amended, and make such order as to costs as justice requires.

Amendment

64. A petition may be amended at any time before answer on application by leave of the Court obtained ex parte. of plaintiff.

Effect of petition.

Notice of the amendment shall be given to the defen- dant within such time and in such manner as the Court directs.

Equity.

65. Every petition is to be taken to imply an offer to do equity in the matter of the suit commenced by it, and to admit of any equitable defence, and, on the other hand, to enable the plaintiff to obtain at the hearing any such equitable relief as he may appear entitled to from the facts stated and proved, though not specifically asked, if it may be granted without hardship to the defendant.

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Parties.

66. Persons entitled to sue and suing on behalf of others, Suit on behalf as guardians, executors, or administrators or on behalf of them- of others. selves and others as creditors in a suit for administration,-must state the characters in which they sue.

67. All persons having a joint cause of suit against any Joint cause of defendant ought ordinarily to be parties to the suit.

suit.

demand.

68. Where the plaintiff has a joint and several demand Joint and against several persons, either as principals or as sureties, it is not several necessary for him to bring before the Court as parties to a suit concerning such demand, all the persons liable thereto, but he may proceed against one or more of the persons severally liable.

69. If it appears before or at the hearing that any person Non-joinder not joined as plaintiff or as defendant ought to be so joined, or mis-joinder. or that any person joined as plaintiff or as defendant ought not to be so joined, the Court may order the petition to be amended with liberty to amend the other pleadings (if any,) and on such terms as to time for answering, postponement, or adjournment of hearing, and costs, as justice requires. But no person shall be so joined as plaintiff without satisfactory evidence to the Court of his consent thereto. Nor shall the name of any plaintiff be struck out unless it appears to the satisfaction of the Court either that he was originally joined as plaintiff without his consent, or that he consents to his name being struck out.

70. Where a plaintiff sues any person as agent for some Defendant sued other person, not seeking to fix such agent with any personal as agent. liability, the Court, on the fact coming to its knowledge, shall, if the person really sought to be fixed with liability is within the jurisdiction, forthwith order his name to be substituted, and stay proceedings until the order is complied with: But if he is not within the jurisdiction, shall refuse to proceed further in the matter, unless and until the person sued as agent undertakes, by writing under his hand, to defend the suit, and personally to satisfy any decree or order for debt or damages and costs therein; in the latter case the person sued as agent shall further within such time as the Court orders and before the hearing of the suit, procure and file with the proceedings a sufficient authority in writing from the party on whose behalf such agent is affecting to act, to substitute the name of the principal as defendant for his own, and to defend the suit, or otherwise act in it on behalf of such principal. Such agent shall not, however, be deemed dis- charged by such authority and substitution from his personal undertaking and liability to satisfy any decree or order in the suit, such authority and substitution being in all cases strictly required as a protection against collusive decrees which might affect absent persons.

71. In case a petition states two or more distinct causes of Distinct causes suit, by and against the same parties, and in the same rights, the of suit in one Court may, either before or at the hearing if it appears inexpedient petition. to try the different causes of suit together, order that different records be made up, and make such order as to adjournment and costs as justice requires.

72. In case a petition states two or more distinct causes of suit, but not by and against the same parties, or by and against the same parties but not in the same rights, the petition may on the application of any defendant be dismissed.

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In case such application is made within the time for answer, the petition may be dismissed, with substantial costs to be paid by the plaintiff to the defendant making the application; but in case the application is not made within the time for answer, the petition, when the defect is brought to the notice of the Court, may be dismissed without costs, or on payment of Court fees only, as to the Court seems just.

Defective Petition.

73. Where a petition is defective on the face of it by Staying pro- reason of non-compliance with any provision of these rules, the ceedings. Court may, either on application by a defendant or of its own notion, make an order to stay proceedings until the defect is remedied.

The Court shall, of its own motion, make an order to stay proceedings on a defective petition, where the defect is patent and serious, and comes to the knowledge of the Court before service of the petition on the defendant.

Copies for Service.

74. Where there is only one defendant, one copy of the Number of petition, and of any schedule thereto, for service, is to be left with copies. the Court, together with the original; where there are two or more defendants, as many copies as there are parties to be served are to be left together with the original.

Service of Petition.

75. As soon as practicable after the filing of the petition, Service of copy the plaintiff shall cause a copy thereof under the seal of the of petition Court to be served upon the defendant and such copy shall con-

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Motion that petition be dismissed without any

tain a memorandum endorsed thereon requiring the defendant to enter an appearance to the suit within eight days from the day of such service.

Defence on Ground of Law.

76. Where a defendant conceives that he has a good legal or equitable defence to the petition, so that even if the allega- tions of fact in the petition were admitted or clearly established, answer being yet the plaintiff would not be entitled to any decree against him (the defendant), he may raise this defence by a motion that the petition be dismissed without any answer being required from him. The motion paper shall be filed within the time

required.

Order.

Costs.

Further time

to answer.

Effect of de- fendant not answering.

Leave to answer after time allowed.

Form and contents of

answer.

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allowed for putting in an answer.

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It must state briefly the grounds of law on which the defendant intends to rely at the hearing of the motion.

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The motion shall be heard and disposed of at as early a time as may be.

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For the purposes of the motion the defendant shall be taken to admit the truth of the allegations of fact in the petition, and no evidence as to matters of fact or discussion of questions of fact shall be admitted at the hearing of the motion.

77. On hearing the motion, the Court shall either dismiss the petition or order the defendant to put in an answer within a short time to be named in the order, and may give leave to the plaintiff to amend his petition if it appears requisite, and may impose such terms as justice requires.

78. Where, on the hearing of the motion, any grounds of law are urged in support of the motion beyond those stated in the motion-paper, and the grounds stated therein are disallowed, the defendant shall be liable to pay the same costs as if the motion were wholly refused, although the grounds of law newly urged are allowed, unless the Court thinks fit in any case to order otherwise.

Answer.

79. The defendant must file in the Court an answer to the petition within sixteen days from the date of the service thereof: Provided always that he may obtain further time on summons stating the further time required, and the reasons why it is required. The application when made, unless consented to, must be supported by affidavit or by oral evidence on oath, shewing that there is reasonable ground for the application, and that it is not made for the purpose of delay.

80. Where a defendant does not put in any answer he shall not be taken as admitting the allegations of the petition, or the plaintiff's right to the relief sought; and at the hearing (even though such defendant does not appear) the plaintiff must open his case, and adduce evidence in support of it, and take such judg- ment as to the Court appears just.

81. A defendant neglecting to put in an answer within the time or further time allowed shall not be at liberty to put in an answer without leave of the Court, or consent of parties.

The Court may grant such leave or order on the ex parte application of the defendant at any time before the plain- tiff has set down the cause or applied to have it set down for hearing.

Where the cause has been set down or the plaintiff has applied to have it set down for hearing, the Court shall not grant such leave except on return of a summons to the plaintiff giving notice of defendant's application, and on such terms as to costs and other matters as seem just.

82. The answer shall show the nature of the defendant's defence to the claim set up by the petition, but may not set forth the evidence by which such defence is intended to be sup- ported.

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It should be clear and precise, and not introduce matter irrelevant to the suit, and the rules before laid down respecting the setting out of documents and the contents of a petition gene- rally shall be observed in the answer, mutatis mutandis.

. It must deny all such material allegations in the peti- tion as the defendant intends to deny at the hearing.

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Where the answer denies an allegation of fact, it must deny it directly and not by way of negative pregnant: as (for example) where it is alleged that the defendant has received a money, the answer must deny that he has received that sum or any part thereof, or else set forth what part he has received. And so, where a matter of fact is alleged in the petition, with certain circumstances, the answer must not deny it literally as it is alleged, but must anwer the point of substance positively and certainly.

The answer must specifically admit such material alle- gations in the petition as the defendant knows to be true or desires to be taken as admitted. Such admission, if plain and specific, will prevent the plaintiff from obtaining the cost of proving at the hearing any matters of fact so admitted.

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All material Allegations of fact admitted by a defendant shall be taken as established against him without proof thereof by the plaintiff at the hearing. But the plaintiff shall be bound to prove as against each defendant all allegations of fact not ad- mitted by him, or not stated by him to be true to his belief.

The answer must allege any matter of fact not stated in the petition on which the defendant relies in defence,--as establishing for instance, fraud on the part of the plaintiff, or showing that the plaintiff's right to recover, or to any relief ca- pable of being granted on the petition, has not yet accrued, or is released or barred or otherwise gone.

83. The answer must be signed by Counsel unless the Answer to be

                       signed by defendant obtain leave of the Court to dispense with such signature. Counsel.

84. The anwser of a defendant shall not debar him at the Effect of ans- hearing from disproving any allegation of the petition not ad- wer at hearing. mitted by his answer, or from giving evidence in support of a defence not expressly set up by the answer,-except where the defence is such as, in the opinion of the Court, ought to have been expressly set up by the answer,- -or is inconsistent with the statements of the answer,-or is, in the opinion of the Court, likely to take the plaintiff by surprise, and to raise a fresh issue or fresh issues of fact or law not fairly arising out of the pleadings as they stand, and such as the plaintiff ought not to be then called upon to try.

Specific Answer.

85. Where the defendant does not answer or puts in an Summons to answer amounting only to a general denial of the plaintiff's claim, compel. the plaintiff may apply by summons for an order to compel him to answer specifically to the several material allegations in the petition; and the Court if such allegations are briefly, positively, separately and distinctly made, and it thinks that justice so requires, may grant such an order.

answer.

86. The defendant shall, within the time limited by such Nature of order, put in his answer accordingly, and shall therein answer the several material allegations in the petition either admitting or denying the truth of such allegations seriatim, as the truth or falsehood of each is within his knowledge, or (as the case may be) stating as to any one or more of the allegations that he does not know whether such allegation or allegations is or are true or otherwise.

The defendant so answering may also set up by such answer any defence to the suit, and may explain away the effect of any admission therein made by any other allegation of facts.

Interrogatories.

rogatories to

87. In all suits by order of the Court the plaintiff may, Power to with the petition, and the defendant may with the answer, or either deliver inter- of them, by leave of the Court, at other time

any

deliver to may the opposite party or his attorney or solicitor, interrogatories in opposite party. writing upon any matter as to which discovery may be sought, and require such party, or, in the case of a body corporate, any of the officers of such body corporate, within ten days, or such other period as the Court may direct, to answer the questions in writing upon bath or declaration: Provided always that the Court may, on the application of the party interrogated, strike out or permit to be amended any interrogatory which, in the opinion of the Court, may be exceptionable.

88. Any party or officer omitting without just cause, suf- Party not an- ficiently to answer all questions as to which a discovery may be swering to be

                       in contempt. sought within the above time or such extended time as the Court shall have allowed, shall be deemed to have committed a contempt of the Court and shall be liable to be proceeded against accordingly.

Oath.

89. The Court may, where the circumstances of the case Power of Court appear to require it, order the defendant to put in an answer on to require. oath.

Tender.

90. A defence alleging tender by the defendant must be Payment into accompanied by payment into Court of the amount alleged to Court. have been tendered.

Set-off.

91. A defence of set-off to a claim for money, whether in Particulars. debt or in damages, must be accompanied by a statement of par- ticulars of set-off; and if pleaded as a sole defence, unless extend- ing to the whole amount of the plaintiff's claim, must also be accompanied by payment into Court of the amount to which, on Payment into

Costs.

the defendant's showing, the plaintiff is entitled; and in default Court. of such payment the defendant shall be liable to bear the costs of the suit, even if he succeeds in his defence to the extent of the set-off pleaded.

92. Where a defendant in his answer raises a defence by Cross suit. way of set-off which, in the opinion of the Court, is not admissi- ble as set-off, the Court may either before or at the hearing, on

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Answer.

Effect.

Acceptance by plaintiff.

Non-accept-

ance.

Costs.

Cross petition in same suit.

No pleading

his application, give him liberty to withdraw such defence and to file a cross petition, and may make such order for the hearing of the suit and cross suit, together or otherwise, on such terms as to costs and other matters as seem just.

Payment into Court.

93. Payment into Court by the defendant must be accom- panied by an answer. The answer must state distinctly that the money paid in is paid in satisfaction of the plaintiff's claim ge- nerally, or (as the case may be) in satisfaction of some specific part of the plaintiff's claim, where the claim is stated in the petition for distinct sums or in respect of distinct matters.

94. Payment into Court, whether made in satisfaction of the plaintiff's claim generally or in satisfaction of some specific part thereof, operates as an admission of liability to the extent of the amount paid in and no more, and for no other purpose.

95. Where the defendant pays money into Court the plaintiff shall be at liberty to accept the same in full satisfaction. and discharge of the cause of suit in respect of which it is paid in; and in that case the plaintiff may forthwith apply by motion for payment of the money out of Court to him; and on the hear- ing of the motion the Court shall make such order as to stay of further proceedings in the suit in whole or in part, and as to costs and other matters, as seems just.

96. If the plaintiff does not so apply he shall be considered as insisting that he has sustained damages to a greater amount,- or (as the case may be) that the defendant was and is indebted to him in a greater amount,-than the sum paid in; and in that case the Court, in determining the suit and disposing of costs at the hearing, shall have regard to the fact of the payment into Court having been made and not accepted.

Counter Claim.

97. Where a defendant in his answer raises any specific defence, and it appears to the Court that on such defence being established he may be entitled to relief against the plaintiff in respect of the subject matter of the suit, the Court may, on the application of the defendant either before or at the hearing, if under the circumstance of any case it thinks fit, give liberty to him to file a counter-claim by a cross-petition in the same suit, asking for relief against the plaintiff, and may make such order for the hearing of the suit and counter-claim together or otherwise, and in such manner and on such terms as to costs and other matters as seems just, and may, if in any case it seems fit, require the plain- tiff to give security to the satisfaction of the Court (by deposit or otherwise) to abide by and perform the decision of the Court on

the counter-claim.

Proceedings after Answer.

98. No replication or other pleading after answer is allowed, after answer. except by special leave of the Court.

Amendment of 99. Where the plaintiff considers the contents of the answer petition after to be such as to render an amendment of the petition necessary or

answer.

Before or at hearing.

desirable, he may obtain ex parte an order to amend the petition, on satisfying the Court that the amendment is not intended for the purpose of delay or vexation, but because it is considered to be material for the plaintiff's case.

Notice of the amendment shall be given to the defend- ant within such time and in such manner as the Court in each case directs.

Settlement of Issues.

100. At any time before or at the hearing the Court may, if it thinks fit, on the application of any party, or of its own motion, proceed to ascertain and determine what are the material ques- tions in controversy between the parties, although the same are not distinctly or properly raised by the pleadings, and may reduce such questions into writing and settle them in the form of issues; which issues when settled may state questions of law on admitted facts, or questions of disputed fact, or questions partly of the one kind and partly of the other.

Amendment of 101. In settling issues the Court may order or allow the pleadings.

striking out or amendment of any pleading or part of a pleading so that the pleadings may finally correspond with the issues settled, and may order or allow the striking out or amendment of any pleading or part of a pleading that appears to be so framed as to prejudice, embarrass, or delay the trial of the cause.

Application

viva voce.

102. Where the application to the Court to settle issues is made at any stage of the proceedings at which all parties are actually present before the Court either in person or by counsel or attorney, or at the hearing, the application may be made viva On summons. voce, and may be disposed of at once, otherwise the application Orders of trial must be made and disposed of on summons. It shall be in the discretion of the Court to direct which issue shall be first disposed of.

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Reference of Account.

103. Whenever any case or proceeding before the Court In what cases. shall involve or consist, wholly or partly, of matters of account which cannot be conveniently investigated in the ordinary way, the Judge may refer such matter of account to any competent person, for a report thereon, and may from time to time remit such report to the referee for re-consideration and may deter- mine the case or proceeding before the Court in accordance with

such report, or not, as he shall think fit. The Judge may award Remuneration any sum which he shall deem just and sufficient under the circum- of referee. stances by way of remuneration to the referee, and such sum shall be paid by such party and at such time as the Court shall order, and the payment thereof may be enforced in the same manner as the payment of costs.

Setting down of Cause for Hearing.

104. No cause can be set down for hearing without order Order for set- of the Court first obtained.

ting down.

105. At the expiration of the time allowed for answering, When plaintiff the plaintiff may apply ex parte for an order to set down the cause may apply. for hearing.

106. An order to set down the cause may be made on the Order for set- application of the defendant by summons, if it appears to the ting down on application of Court, having regard to the state of the pleadings, that the cause defendant. is ready to be heard, and that there has been delay on the part of the plaintiff in obtaining an order for setting down the cause, for which the plaintiff has no reasonable excuse, (as the absence or illness of a material witness,) and that the defendant is prejudiced or may reasonably be expected to be prejudiced by such delay.

Dismissal for want of Prosecution.

107. Where the plaintiff does not obtain an order for setting In what cases. down the cause within one month from the time at which he might first apply for such an order, the defendant may apply by motion for an order to dismiss the petition for want of prosecution. On such application, the Court may, if it thinks fit, make an order dismissing the petition, or make such other order, or impose such terms as the Court thinks just and reasonable.

Postponement of Hearing.

108. The Court may at any time on a summons taken out In what cases. by any party postpone the hearing of a cause set down, on being satisfied by evidence on oath that the postponement will have the effect of better ensuring the hearing and determination of the questions between the parties on the merits.

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Where such an application is made on the ground of the absence of a witness, the Court shall require to be satisfied that his evidence is material and that he is likely to return and give evidence within a reasonable time.

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Where such an application is made for the purpose of enabling the party applying to obtain the evidence of a witness resident out of the jurisdiction, the Court shall require to be satisfied that the evidence of the witness is material, and that he is likely to give evidence, and that he is permanently residing out of the jurisdiction, or does not intend to come within the jurisdic- tion within a reasonable time. The party making such application must also apply for an order for the examination of such witness out of the jurisdiction, or for leave to use an affidavit to be made by such witness as evidence at the hearing.

Hearing List and Hearing Paper.

109. There shall be kept a general hearing list for causes To be kept. and a hearing paper.

110. When a cause is set down for hearing it shall be Order of causes. placed in the general hearing list, and shall be transferred to

the hearing paper strictly in its turn and order, according as the

general hearing list becomes exhausted.

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The regular order shall in no case be departed from

without special direction.

111. When a cause is about to be transferred from the Notice to general hearing list to the hearing paper, notice shall be served parties. on the parties; and unless the Court in any particular case directs otherwise, ten days shall be allowed between service of such notice and the day of hearing.

112. When any cause or matter has been specially directed Causes taken by the Court to be heard on a particular day, or out of its ordinary out of turn. turn, the name of the cause or matter shall be placed in the hearing paper with the words "by order" subjoined.

113. In case of any adjournment of the hearing from the Adjournment. day appointed in the hearing paper by reason of the preceding causes in the hearing paper not having been got through, or under any order of the Court made during the sitting on that day, no further notice to either party of the adjournment day shall be requisite; and the adjournment day shall, unless otherwise ordered by the Court, be the next ordinary Court day.

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On what days.

Publicity.

Keeping wit- nesses out of Court.

Order of busi-

Sittings of Court.

114. The sittings of the Court for the hearing of causes shall be, where the amount of the business so warrants, held on fixed aud stated days.

. The Court may, at its discretion, appoint any other day or days from time to time for the hearing of causes, as circumstances require.

115. The sittings of the Court for the hearing of causes shall ordinarily be public; but the Court may hear any particular cause or matter in the presence only of the parties and their legal advisers and the officers of the Court.

116. On the application of either party at the commence- ment of the proceedings, or of its own motion, the Court may order witnesses on both sides to be kept out of Court until they have respectively given their evidence; but this rule does not extend to the parties themselves, or to their respective legal advisers, although intended to be called as witnesses.

117. Subject to special arrangements for any particular day, ness at sittings. the business of the day shall be taken as nearly as circumstances

permit in the following order:

Non-appear-

ance of both parties.

Non-appear- ance of plaintiff.

Non-appear- ance of defendant.

Re-hearing for defendant.

Restoration of cause to list for plaintiff.

Non-appear-

tiff a second

time.

(i) At the commencement of the sitting judgments shall be delivered in matters standing over for that purpose and appearing for judgment in the paper;

(ii.) Ex parte motions and motions by consent shall next be taken, in the order in which the motion-papers have been sent in:

(iii.) Opposed motions on notice, and arguments on showing cause against orders returnable on that day, shall then be taken, in the order in which these matters respectively stand in the hearing paper;

(iv.) The causes in the hearing paper shall then be called on, in their order, unless the Court sees fit to vary the order.

Hearing.

118. When a cause in the hearing paper has been called on, if neither party appears either in person or by counsel, the Court, on being satisfied that the plaintiff has received notice of the hearing, shall, unless it sees good reason to the contrary, strike the cause out of the hearing paper.

119. If the plaintiff does not appear in person or by counsel, the Court, on being satisfied that the plaintiff has received notice of the hearing shall, unless it sees good reason to the contrary, strike out the cause, and make such order as to costs in favor of any defendant appearing as seems just.

If the plaintiff appears, but the defendant or any of the defendants does not appear, in person or by counsel, the Court shall, before hearing the cause, inquire into the service of the petition and of notice of hearing on the absent party or parties.

If not satisfied as to the service on every party, the Court shall direct that further service be made as it directs, and adjourn the hearing of the cause for that purpose.

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If satisfied that the defendant or the several defend- ants has or have been duly served with the petition and with notice of the hearing, the Court may proceed to hear the cause notwithstanding the absence of the defendant or any of the de- fendants, and may, on the evidence adduced by the plaintiff, give such judgment as appears just. The Court, however, shall not be absolutely bound to do so, but may order the hearing to stand over to a further day, and direct fresh notice to be given to the defendant or defendants, in case justice seems to require an adjournment.

120. Where the Court hears a cause and gives judgment in the absence of and against any defendant, it may afterwards, if it thinks fit, on such terms as seem just, set aside the decree and re-hear the cause, on its being established by evidence on oath to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant's absence was not wilful, and that he has a defence upon the merits.

121. Where a cause is struck out by reason of the absence of the plaintiff, it shall not be restored without leave of the Court, until it has been set down again at the bottom of the general hearing list, and been transferred in its regular turn to the hearing

paper.

122. Where a cause has been once struck out, and has been ance of plain- a second time set down, and has come into the hearing paper, and on the day fixed for the hearing, the plaintiff having received due notice thereof, fails to appear either in person or by counsel when the cause is called on, the Court, on the application of the defendant, and if the non-appearance of the plaintiff appears to be wilful and intended to harass the defendant, or to be likely to prejudice the defendant by preventing the hearing and determi- nation of the suit, may make an order on the plaintiff to show cause why a day should not be fixed for the peremptory hearing of the cause; and on the return to that order, if no cause or on

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sufficient cause be shown, the Court shall fix a day accordingly, upon such notice and other terms as seem just.

In case the plaintiff does not appear on the day so fixed, either in person or by counsel, the Court shall, unless it sees good reason to the contrary, dismiss the petition, which dismissal shall have the same effect as a dismissal on the merits at the hearing.

Witnesses.

discredit his

123. A party producing a witness shall not be allowed to How far a impeach his credit by general evidence of bad character, but he party may may, in case the witness shall in the opinion of the Court prove own witness. adverse, contradict him by other evidence, or by leave of the Court prove that he has made at other times a statement incon- sistent with his present testimony; but before such last-mentioned proof can be given, the circumstances of the supposed statement, sufficient to designate the particular occasion must be mentioned to the witness, and he must be asked whether or not he has made such statement.

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statement of

124. If a witness, upon cross-examination as to a for- Proof of

statement made by him relative to the subject mat- contradictory ter of the cause, and inconsistent with his present testimony, " adverse does not distinctly admit that he has made such statement, proof witnesses. may

be given that he did in fact make it; but before such proof can be given, the circumstances of the supposed statement, suffi- cient to designate the particular occasion, must be mentioned to the witness, and he must be asked whether or not he has made such statement.

statements in

125. A witness may be cross-examined as to previous state- Cross-exami~ ments made by him in writing or reduced into writing, relative to nation as to the subject matter of the cause, without such writing being shown previous to him; but if it is intended to contradict such witness by the writing. writing, his attention must, before such contradictory proof can be given, be called to those parts of the writing which are to be used for the purpose of so contradicting him: Provided always, that it shall be competent for the Court, at any time during the trial, to require the production of the writing for its inspection, and the Court may thereupon make such use of it for the purposes of the trial as it shall think fit.

126. A witness in any cause may be questioned as to whether Proof of he has been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor,

and, upon previous con- being so questioned, if he either denies the fact, or refuses to viction of a

                        witness may be answer, it shall be lawful for the opposite party to prove such

                        given. conviction; and a certificate containing the substance and effect only (omiting the formal part) of the indictment and conviction for such offence, purporting to be signed by the Clerk of the Court, or other officer having the custody of the records of the Court where the offender was convicted, or by the deputy of such clerk or officer, shall, upon proof of the identity of the person, be suffi- cient evidence of the said conviction, without proof of the signa- ture or official character of the person appearing to have signed the same.

127. It shall not be necessary to prove by the attesting Attesting witness any instrument to the validity of which attestation is not witness need requisite; and such instrument may be proved by admission, or otherwise, as if there had been no attesting witness thereto.

not be called except in certain cases.

128. Comparison of a disputed writing with any writing Comparison of proved to the satisfaction of the Court to be genuine shall be per- disputed mitted to be made by witnesses; and such writings, and the writing. evidence of witnesses respecting the same, may be submitted to the Court and jury as evidence of the genuineness, or otherwise of the writing in dispute.

Jury.

129. All suits shall be determined by the Court without a Trial without Jury, unless on the application of either party the Court shall in jury except its discretion think fit to order that a jury be empanelled to try upon applica-

                       tion of parties. any issue of fact.

130. Notice of application for a jury, must be filed seven Time for appli- days at least before the day of hearing.

cation for jury.

131. Where notice of application for a jury has not been Adjournment filed in due time, or if at the hearing both parties desire a jury, of jury. the Court may, on such terms as seem just, adjourn the hearing, in order that a jury may be summoned.

witnesses.

132. Either party shall be at liberty to apply to the Court or Inspection by a Judge for a rule or order for the inspection by the jury or by jury, by himself or by his witnesses, of any real or personal property, the parties or by inspection of which may be material to the proper determination of the question in dispute; and it shall be lawful for the Court, if it think fit, to make such rule or order upon such terms as to

costs and otherwise as such Court may direct.

133. It shall be lawfal for the Court to make such rules or Rule or order orders upon the Sheriff or other person as may be necessary to for summoning procure the attendance of a special or common jury for the trial jury. of any cause or matter depending in the Court, at such time and place and in such manner as the Court may think fit.

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Costs of jury.

Order of proceeding.

Cross-exami- nation and re-examina- tion.

Notes of evidence.

Objections to evidence.

Note of objection.

Evidence by affidavit.

Admission of affidavit

134. Where an application for a special jury shall have been granted, the practice now in force in the Court as to the costs thereof shall be followed.

Proceeding at the Hearing.

135. The order of proceeding at the hearing of a cause shall be as follows:-

1. The plaintiff shall state the pleadings.

2. The party on whom the burden of proof is thrown by the nature of the material issues or questions between the parties has the right to begin; he shall address the Court and open his case.

He shall then call his evidence and examine his wit-

nesses in chief.

When the party beginning has concluded his evidence, he shall ask the other party if he intends to call evidence (in which term is included evidence taken by affidavit or deposition, or under commission, and documentary evidence not already read or taken as read); and if answered in the negative, he shall be entitled to sum up the evidence already given, and comment thereon; but if answered in the affirmative, he shall wait for his general reply.

When the party beginning has concluded his case, the other party shall be at liberty to address the Court, and to call evidence, and to sum up and comment thereon.

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If no evidence is called or read by the latter party, the party beginning shall have no right to reply, unless he has been prevented from summing up his case by the statement of the other party of his intention to call evidence.

The case on both sides shall then be considered closed. If the party opposed to the party beginning calls or reads evidence, the party beginning shall be at liberty to reply generally on the whole case, or he may call fresh evidence in reply to the evidence given on the other side on points material to the determination of the issues, or any of them, but not on collateral matters.

Where evidence in reply is tendered, and allowed to be given, the party against whom the same has been adduced shall be at liberty to address the Court, and the party beginning shall be entitled to the general reply.

136. Each witness, after examination in chief, shall be sub- ject to cross-examination by the other party, and to examination by the party calling him, and after re-examination may be ques- tioned by the Court, and shall not be recalled or further questioned save through and by leave of the Court.

137. The Court shall take a note of the substance of the viva voce evidence in a narrative form, but shall put down the terms of any particular question or answer, if there appears any special reason for doing so.

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No

person

shall be entitled as of right, at any time or for any purpose, to inspection or a copy of the Court's notes.

All objections to evidence must be taken at the time the question objected to is put, or, in case of written evidence, when the same is about to be put in, and must be argued and decided at the time.

138. Where a question put to a witness is objected to, the Court, unless the objection appears frivolous shall take a note of the question and objections, if required by either party, and shall mention on the notes whether the question was allowed to be put or not, and the answer to it, if put.

139. Where any evidence is by affidavit, or has been taken by commission, or on deposition, the party adducing the same may read and comment on it, either immediately after his opening or after the viva voce evidence on his part has been concluded.

140. The Court_may, in its discretion, if the interests of justice appear absolutely so to require (for reasons to be recorded although no in the minutes of proceedings), admit an affidavit in evidence cross-examina- although it is shown that the party against whom the affidavit is offered in evidence had no opportunity of cross-examining the person making the affidavit, on such terms, if any, as seem just.

141. Documentary evidence must be put in and read, or taken as read by consent.

tion.

Documentary evidence.

Variance of evidence.

Amendments.

. Every document put in evidence shall be marked by the Court at the time, and shall be retained by the Court during the hearing, and returned to the party who put it in, or from whose custody it came, immediately after the judgment, unless it is impounded by order of the Court.

142. Where the evidence adduced at the hearing varies substantially from the allegations of the respective parties in the pleading, it shall be in the discretion of the Court to allow the pleadings to be amended.

143. The Court may allow such amendment on such terms as to adjournment, costs, and other things as seem just so as to avoid surprise and injury to any party; but all" amendments

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necessary

for the determination in the existing suit of the real question in controversy between the parties shall be made if duly applied for.

144. The Court may at the hearing order or allow, on such Pleadings terms as seem just, the striking out or amendment of any pleading prejudicing that appears so framed as to prejudice, embarrass, or delay the fair trial. fair trial of the real questions in controversy between the parties.

Judgments.

145. Decisions and judgments shall be delivered or read in Publicity. open Court in presence of the parties or their counsel.

146. If the judgment of the Court is reserved at the hear- Summons to ing, parties to the suit shall be summoned to hear judgment, hear judg- unless the Court at the hearing states the day on which judgment ment. will be delivered, in which case no summons to hear judgment

shall be issued.

147. All parties shall be deemed to have notice of any de- Notice to cision or judgment, if the same is pronounced at the hearing of parties of the application or suit.

judgment.

All parties duly served with notice to attend and hear judgment shall be deemed to have notice of the judgment when pronounced.

148. A minute of every judgment, whether final or interlo- Minute of cutory, shall be made, on which the decree or order may be drawn judgment. up on the application of any of the parties.

Special Case.

149. Any verdict may be taken, subject to a special case to Verdict subject be stated for the opinion of the Court.

Review of Decision, Re-hearing, New Trial.

The Court may, in any case, on such terms as just, review any decision or order a re-hearing or new trial, a stay of proceedings.

to special case.

seem Power of with Court as to

reviewing decision re- hearing and new trial.

hearing, or

151. Any application for a review of decision or for a re- Time for hearing or new trial must be made on notice of motion filed not application for later than fourteen days after such decision or hearing or verdict. review, re-

Such notice shall not of itself operate as a stay of pro- new trial. ceedings; but any money in Court in the suit shall be retained to abide the result of the motion or the further order of the Court. After the expiration of such fourteen days an applica- tion for such review, re-hearing or new trial shall not be admitted, except by special leave of the Court, on such terms as seem just.

152. On an order for re-hearing or new trial, either party Jury may be may demand a jury for the second trial, though the first was not demanded in with a jury.

new trial.

153. The Court may, if it thinks fit, make it a condition of Court may granting a re-hearing or new trial that the trial shall be with a order jury. jury.

Decrees and Orders.

154. A decree or order shall bear date of the day on which Date of decree the decision or judgment on which the decree or order is founded or order. is pronounced.

155. Decrees and orders shall be drawn up in form only on Drawing up of the application of some party to the suit, and shall then be passed, decree or order. certified by the seal of the Court, and entered, and shall then

form part of the record.

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No decree or order shall be enforced or appealed from, nor shall any copy thereof be granted, until it has been so drawn up, passed and entered.

156. Any party to the suit is entitled to obtain a copy of a Certified decree or order, when drawn up, passed and entered, such copy copies. to be certified under the seal of the Court.

157. Where an order is made ex parte, a certified copy of Ex parte the affidavit or deposition on which the order is granted must be orders. served on the party affected by the order together with the order.

158. Where in any suit or matter a decree or order directs Statement of any person to pay money or do any other act, the same or some time in decree subsequent decree or order shall state the precise time within or order. which the payment or other act is to be made or done, reckoned from the date or from the service of the decree or order in which the time is stated, or from some other point of time, as seems fit.

159. A decree or order may direct the payment to be made, Immediate or act to be done, immediately after service of the decree or order, payment. if, under special circumstances, the Court thinks fit so to direct.

160. Where the decree or order is one directing payment Indorsement of

money, there shall be endorsed on the copy of it served on the on decree or

order for money person required to obey it, a memorandum in the words, or to the effect following:-

"If you, the within-named A.B., neglect to obey this decree "[or order] by the time therein limited, you will be liable "to have a writ of execution issued against your goods, "under which they may be seized and sold, and will also

payment.

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Or for other

act.

Instalments.

How payment to be made.

Enforcement

of order by or against persons not parties to the suit.

Obedience without

"be liable to be summoned by the Court, and to be ex- "amined as to your ability to make the payment directed "by this decree [or order], and to be imprisoned in case "of your not answering satisfactorily."

161. Where the decree or order is one directing some act to be done other than payment of money, there shall be in- dorsed on the copy of it served on the person required to obey it, a memorandum in the words, or to the effect, following:-

"If you, the within-named A.B., neglect to obey this decree "[or order] within the time therein limited, you will be "liable to be arrested under a warrant to be issued by the "Court, and will also be liable to have your property 'sequestered, for the purpose of compelling you to obey "this decree [or order].”

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162. A decree or order may direct that money directed to be paid by any person be paid by such instalments as the Court. thinks fit.

163. All money directed by any decree or order to be paid by any person shall be paid into Court in the suit or matter, un- less the Court otherwise direct.

164. Every person not being a party in any suit who obtains an order, or in whose favor an order is made, is entitled to enforce obedience thereto by the same process as if he were a party to the suit.

And every person not being a party to any suit against whom obedience to any order may be enforced is liable to the same process for enforcing obedience to such order as if he were a party to the suit.

or do demand made.

Execution

Execution of Decrees and Orders.

165. A person directed by a decree or order to pay money, any other act,

is bound to obey the decree or order on being duly served with it, and without any demand for payment or performance.

166. Where the decree or order is one directing payment against goods. of money, and the person directed to make payment refuses or neglects to do so according to the exigency of the decree or order, the person prosecuting the decree or order shall be entitled to apply to the Court for execution against the goods of the diso- bedient person.

Instalments.

Power to stay

suit.

167. Where a decree or order directs payment of money by instalments, execution shall not issue until after default in payment of some instalment according to the order: and execu- tion, or successive executions, may then issue for the whole of the money and costs then remaining unpaid, or for such portion thereof as the Court orders either at the time of making the original decree or order or at any subsequent time.

Stay of Execution.

168. The Court may, if under the circumstances of any case pending other it thinks fit, on the application of a defendant, and on such terms as seem just, stay execution of a decree or order pending a suit in the Court in which that defendant is plaintiff and the person who has obtained such decree or order is defendant.

Warrant of execution against goods.

What may be seized.

How bills, notes, and

other securities to be dealt with.

Payment before sale.

Seizure and Sale of Goods.

169. The Court shall, unless it sees good reason to the contrary, on the application of the person prosecuting the decree or order, issue under the seal of the Court a warrant of execution, directed to the Sheriff or his deputy, who shall be thereby em- powered to levy the money ordered to be paid (with the costs of execution) by distress and sale of the goods of the person disobeying such decree or order, wheresoever found within the jurisdiction.

170. The officer executing the warrant may by virtue thereof seize any of the goods of the person against whom execution issues (except the wearing apparel and bedding of himself or his family, and the tools and implements of his trade, to the value of Twenty-five Dollars, which shall to that extent be protected from seizure), and may also seize any money, bank notes, cheques, bills of exchange, promissory notes, bonds, or securities for money belonging to him.

171. The Court shall hold any cheques, bills of exchange, promissory notes, bonds, or securities for money so seized as security for the amount directed to be levied by the execution, or so much thereof as is not otherwise levied, for the benefit of the person prosecuting the decree or order, who may sue in the name of the person against whom execution issues, or in the name of any person in whose name he might have sued, for the recovery of the money secured or made payable thereby when the time of payment arrives.

172. In or on every warrant of execution the Court shall cause to be inserted or indorsed the sum of money and costs adjudged, with the sums allowed as increased costs for the execution of the warrant; and if the person against whose goods execution is issued before actual sale of the goods, pays or causes

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to be paid into Court or to the officer holding the warrant, the sum of

money and costs adjudged, or such part thereof as the person entitled thereto agrees to accept in full satisfaction thereof, together with all fees, the execution shall be superseded and the goods seized shall be discharged and set at liberty.

Summons to Judgment Debtors.

173. Where a decree or order directing payment of money In what cases. remains wholly or in part unsatisfied (whether a warrant of execution has issued or not,) the person prosecuting the decree or order may apply to the Court for a summons, requiring the person by whom payment is directed to be made to appear and be examined respecting his ability to make the payment directed, and the Court shall, unless it sees good reason to the contrary, issue such a summons.

174. On the appearance of the person against whom the Examination. summons is issued, he may be examined on oath by or on behalf of the person prosecuting the decree or order, and by the Court, respecting his ability to pay the money directed to be paid, and for the discovery of property applicable to such payment, and as to the disposal which he may have made of any property.

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He shall be bound to produce on oath or otherwise all books, papers, and documents in his possession or power relating to property applicable to such payment.

He may be examined as to the circumstances under which he contracted the debt or incurred the liability in respect of which the payment of money is by the decree or order directed to be made, and as to the means or expectation he then had of paying the debt or discharging the liability.

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He shall be bound to sign his examination when

reduced into writing.

Whether the person summoned appears or not, the person prosecuting the decree or order, and all other witnesses whom the Court thinks requisite, may be examined on oath or otherwise respecting the matters aforesaid.

. The Court may, if it thinks fit, adjourn the hearing of the summons from time to time, and require from the person summoned such security for his appearance at the adjourned hearing as seems fit, and in default of his finding security, may, by warrant, commit him to prison, there to remain until the adjourned hearing, unless sooner discharged.

175. In any of the following cases :-

(i.) If it appears to the Court by the examination of the Commitment.

person summoned, or other evidence, that he then has or since the making of the decree or order has had sufficient means to pay the money directed to be paid by him, and he refuses or neglects to pay the same according to the decree or order; or

(ii.) That with intent to defraud his creditors, or any of them, he has made or suffered any gift, delivery, or transfer of any property, or charged, removed, or concealed any property; or

(iii.) That the debt or liability in question was contracted or incurred by him, by or by reason of fraud, or false pre- tence, or breach of trust, committed by him; or

(iv.) That forbearance thereof was obtained by him by fraud

or false pretence; or

(v.) That the debt or liability was wilfully contracted or incurred by him without his having had at the same time a reasonable expectation of being able to pay or discharge it; or

(vi.) Was contracted or incurred by him by reason of any prosecution or proceeding wherein he was found guilty of

any crime or offence, or by reason of any proceeding for libel, slander, assault, battery, adultery, seduction, breach of promise of marriage, malicious arrest, malicious or frivolous and vexatious prosecution, malicious trespass, malicious injury, or the malicious filing or prosecution of a petition for adjudication of insolvency or bankruptcy,- then and in any such case the Court may, if it thinks fit, order that the person summoned be committed to prison for any time. not exceeding forty days, and may issue a warrant for his commitment accordingly.

176. The expenses of the debtor's maintenance in prison Expenses of must be defrayed in the first instance by the person prosecuting maintenance. the decree or order, and may be recovered by him in such manner as the Court directs.

Such expenses shall be estimated by the Court, and shall be paid at such times and in such manner as the Court directs.

In default of payment the debtor may be discharged

if the Court thinks fit.

177. Imprisonment under such a warrant does not operate as Effect of a satisfaction or extinguishment of the debt or liability to which imprisonment.

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Discharge

payment.

the decree or order relates, or protect the person imprisoned from being anew summoned and imprisoned for any new fraud or other default rendering him liable to be imprisoned, or deprive the person prosecuting the decree or order of any right to have execution against his goods, as if there had not seen such imprisonment.

178. Any person so imprisoned, who pays the money by from prison on the decree or order directed to be paid, or the instalments thereof payable, and costs remaining due at the time of his commitment, and all subsequent costs and expenses, shall be discharged out of custody.

Rescinding or variation of

order for

payment.

Examination

debtor.

179. On the hearing of any such summons as aforesaid, the Court, if it thinks fit, whether it makes any order for the com- mitment of the person summoned or not, may rescind or alter any decree or order previously made against him for the payment of money by instalments or otherwise, and make any further or other order, either for the payment of the whole thereof forthwith, or by any instalments, or in any other manner as the Court thinks reasonable and just.

Attachment of Debts.

180. It shall be lawful for any creditor or suitor who shall of judgment have obtained a judgment, order or decree for the payment of any money in the Court (hereinafter called the judgment credi- tor) to apply for a rule that the person against whom such judg- ment, order or decree shall have been made (hereinafter called the judgment debtor) should be orally examined before the Court as to any and what debts are owing him.

Garnishee to appear and show cause.

Debts attached in the hands of garnishee.

Garnishee not paying the debt, execution may issue

against him.

Garnishee

disputing his liability suit to be filed.

Debt attach-

ment book to be kept in the

Registrar's office.

In what cases.

Upon filing

affidavit writ to issue.

181. It shall be lawful for the Court, upon the ex-parte application of such judgment creditor, either before or after such oral examination, and upon affidavit by himself or his attorney stating that such judgment, order or decree has been obtained and that it is still unsatisfied, and to what amount, and that any other person is indebted to the judgment debtor, and is within the jurisdiction of the Court, to order that all debts owing or accruing from such third person (hereinafter called the garnishee) to the judgment debtor, shall be attached to answer such judg ment, order or decree; and by the same, or any subsequent order, it be ordered that the garnishee shall appear before the Court,

may to shew cause why he should not pay the judgment creditor the debt due from him to the judgment debtor, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy such judgment, order or decree.

182. Service of an order that debts due or accruing to the fjudgment debtor shall be attached, or notice thereof to the gar- nishee in such manner as the Court shall direct, shall bind such debts in his hands.

183. If the garnishee does not forthwith pay into Court the amount due from him to the judgment debtor, or an amount equal to the sum payable under such judgment, order or decree and does not dispute the debt due or claimed to be due from him to the judgment debtor, or if he does not appear upon summons, then the Court may order execution to issue, and it may be sued forth accordingly, without any previous process, to levy the amount due from such garnishee towards satisfaction of such judg- ment, order or decree.

184. If the garnishee disputes his liabilities, the Court in- stead of making an order that execution shall issue, may order that the judgment creditor shall be at liberty to proceed against the garnishee by petition, and the proceeding therein shall be the same as in an ordinary suit.

185. There shall be kept in the Registrar's office a debt attachment book, and in such book entries shall be made of the attachment and proceedings thereon, with names, dates and statements of the amount recovered and otherwise; and copies of any entries made therein may be taken by any person, upon appli- cation to the Registrar.

Foreign Attachment.

186. Suits may be commenced by process of foreign attach- ment in manner hereinafter provided, in all claims on contracts, and for detinue or trover, provided that the contract was entered into or the breach thereof or the detention or conversion upon which such claims shall be founded respectively shall have oc- curred within the Colony.

187. Upon the filing in Court by the plaintiff in any such suit, of an affidavit to the following effect, that is to say:-

1. That the case is within the provisions of the last preceding

section;

2. That the defendant is absent from the Colony, or that there is probable cause to believe that the defendant is concealing himself to evade proceedings;

3. That the defendant is beneficially entitled to lands or to any interest therein within the Colony, or to any monies, securities for money, goods, chattels or other property whatsoever in the custody or under the control

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of any person within the jurisdiction, or that such person (hereinafter called the garnishee) is indebted to the defendant;

The Registrar may issue a writ of foreign attachment in such form as may hereafter be directed by the Court.

enter into bond

188. Before any such writ shall issue, the plaintiff or some Plaintiff to one on his behalf, shall enter into a bond with one or more with sureties. sufficient sureties to be approved by the Registrar in a penal sum equal to twice the estimated value of the property sought to be attached, or in any less sum by special leave of the Court, the condition of which said bond shall be that in case the defendant shall, at any time within the period limited by this Ordinance in that behalf, cause any judgment which may be given in the suit, to be reversed or varied, the plaintiff will pay to the defendant all such sums of money, damages, costs and charges as the Court may order, on account of or in relation to the said suit and the said attachment or either of them; and such bond shall be in such form as the Court shall approve or direct.

189. Where two or more writs of foreign attachment shall Order of issue, they shall take priority respectively according to the date priority of and time of the issue thereof, unless the Court shall otherwise direct.

writs.

the Gazette,

190. Where a writ shall issue attaching lands or any in- Writ attaching terest therein, a copy of such writ shall be published in the lands, to be Gazette and a memorial thereof shall be registered in the land published in office under Ordinance No. 3 of 1844. And all the provisions and memorial of the said Ordinance shall apply to such memorial as in registered in the case of the registration of a lis pendens: Provided always the land office. that in case such writ of foreign attachment shall have been dissolved, or the judgment in the suit shall have been satisfied, a certificate to that effect under the hand of the Registrar and the seal of the Court may be filed at the land office and thereupon the memorial shall be deemed to have been cancelled.

lands attached.

191. From the time of the registration of the memorial of writ Defendant's attaching lands or any interest therein, all lands within the Colony interest in to which the defendant mentioned in such writ is beneficially entitled, whether solely or jointly with others, shall to the extent of his interest therein and subject to any bona fide prior title thereto or lien or charge thereon, be attached to satisfy the claim of the plaintiff.

192. From the time of the service upon the garnishee of a Attachment of writ attaching property other than lands or any interest therein, property in all such property to which the defendant mentioned in such writ hands of

                         garnishee. is beneficially entitled, whether solely or jointly with others, and which is in the custody or under the control of the garnishee, and all debts then due or accruing due by the garnishee to the defendant shall, to the extent of the defendant's interest therein, be respectively attached in the hands of such garnishee (subject to any bona fide prior title thereto or lien thereon) to satisfy the claim of the plaintiff.

order of Court.

193. The Court may at any time before judgment, upon Sale of such grounds as it shall deem sufficient, order any property, other property by than lands or any interest therein, attached under such writ to be sold in such manner as it shall direct and the net proceeds to be paid into Court.

194. Any garnishee who shall without leave or order of Garnishee the Court at any time after the service of the writ and before the parting with attachment shall be dissolved, knowingly part with the custody property to

                         pay damages. or control of any property attached in his hands, or remove the same out of the jurisdiction of the Court, or sell or dispose of the same, or pay over any debt due by him to the defendant except- ing only to or to the use of the plaintiff, shall pay such damages to the plaintiff as the Court shall award and shall be deemed guilty of contempt of Court.

writ to be

195. Notice of the filing of the petition and of the issue of Notice of the writ of foreign attachment shall be inserted twice in the petition and Gazette and not less than three times in some local newspaper published. in such form as the Court hereafter shall direct unless the Court shall by reason of the defendant defending the suit, or upon any other ground, dispense with the publication of such notice.

where

196. In cases where the place of residence of the defendant Mode of out of the jurisdiction, shall be known, the Court may, if it shall proceeding think fit, upon the application of the garnishee, or of any friend, defendant's or agent of the defendant, of its own motion, order that service of residence is the petition filed by the plaintiff shall be served upon the defend- known. ant out of the jurisdiction and that further proceedings upon the petition shall be stayed until further order.

set aside writ

197. The defendant may at any time before appearance ap- Defendant ply to the Court upon notice of motion either in person or by may apply to counsel for an order to set aside the writ and dissolve the at- before tachment, and the Court may make such order either absolutely appearance. or upon such terms as it shall think reasonable.

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Meaning of

198. Absence from the Colony shall for the purpose of pro- absence from ceedings by foreign attachment be taken to be absence for the the Colony." time being whether the party shall ever have been within the

Colony or not.

Property in

199. No property in custodi? legis or in the hands of or custodia legis under the control of any public officer in his official capacity

shall be liable to attachment.

not liable to attachment.

Mode of

200. After the issue of a writ of foreign attachment and procedure after the observance of the formalities herein before prescribed in respect issue of writ. thereof, the plaintiff may file his petition and proceed forthwith without any service thereof, to establish his claim and in case he shall obtain a judgment the Court may at the same or any subse- quent sitting examine the garnishee, who may be represented by Counsel, and any witnesses produced and determine what pro- perty is subject to attachment under the writ or writs issued, and may order such property or any part thereof to be applied in satisfaction of the judgment, and for that purpose may, if neces- sary, make any order for the sale and realization thereof as the circumstances of the case require: Provided always that no such order for the sale of lands, or any interest therein, attached under such writs shall be made until the expiration of twelve months from the date of the judgment.

Defendant

and defend

suit.

201. The defendant may, notwithstanding the issue of the may come in writ of foreign attachment, come in and defend the suit at any time before the property attached shall have been realized and applied under the order of the Court, and in case the Court shall be satisfied by affidavit or otherwise, that the defendant was ab- sent from the Colony at the time of the institution of the suit and from such time until after the property attached shall have been realized and applied under the order of the Court, and that the defendant has a substantial ground of defence on the merits, the Court may on the application of the defendant at any time within twelve months from the date of the judgment re-open

the case upon such terms as to notice to the plaintiff and other mat- ters as it shall think reasonable.

By order of the Court.

In what cases.

Warrant.

Discharge of Garnishees.

202. The order of the Court made under the provisions hereinbefore contained as to attachment of debts and foreign attachment, in pursuance of which any property attached in the hands of a garnishee, shall be applied in satisfaction of a judg- ment, shall be a complete bar to any proceedings instituted against the garnishee to recover the same by any person whomsoever, but all persons claiming an interest in the property attached may appear before the Court for the purpose of opposing the making of such order or of protecting their rights in or to such property: Provided always that such order shall be no bar to any proceed- ings instituted by such persons against the plaintiff or judgment creditor into whose hands such property shall have passed there- under, or those claiming under them to recover the same or any part thereof, unless such persons had notice of the attachment and had the opportunity of appearing before the Court for the purpose of opposing such order or protecting their rights as aforesaid, and refused or neglected so to do.

Arrest.

203. Where the decree or order is one directing some act to be done other than payment of money, and the person directed to do the act refuses or neglects to do it according to the exigency of the decree or order, the person prosecuting the decree or order shall be entitled to apply to the Court for a warrant of arrest against the person disobeying such decree or order.

204. The Court shall, unless it sees good reason to the contrary, on the application of the person prosecuting the decree or order, issue, under the seal of the Court, a warrant of arrest directed to a proper officer who shall be thereby empowered to take the body of the person disobeying such decree or order, and detain him in custody until further order.

Commitment for Disobedience.

In what cases. 205. Where any person over whom the Court has juris- diction is guilty of wilful disobedience to a decree or order, the person prosecuting the decree or order shall be entitled to apply to the Court for an order on the person disobeying such order or decree to show cause why he should not be punished for the disobedience. The Court, unless it sees good reason to the contrary, shall on such application make an order accordingly.

The Court shall not grant the order except on evidence on oath establishing such a case, as if uncontradicted and unex- plained, would justify the immediate commitment of the person disobeying the order or decree.

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206. On the return day of the order, if the person to whom Warrant. it is directed does not attend, and does not establish a sufficient excuse for not attending, and if the Court is satisfied that the order has been duly served, -or if he attends and does not show cause to the satisfaction of the Court why he should not be punished for the disobebience,-the Court may issue a warrant for his commitment to prison.

The Court may enlarge the time for the return to the order, or may, on the return of it and under circumstances which would strictly justify the immediate commitment of the person guilty of the disobedience, direct that the warrant for his com- mitment shall issue only after a certain time and in the event of his continued disobedience at that time to the decree or order in respect of which he has been guilty of disobedience.

207. A person committed for disobebience to a decree or Duration of order is liable to be detained in custody until he has obeyed the detention, decree or order in all things that are to be immediately performed, and given such security as the Court thinks fit to obey the other parts of the decree or order (if any) at the future times thereby appointed, or in case of his no longer having the power to obey the decree or order, then until he has been imprisoned for such time or until he has paid such fine as the Court directs.

Interlocutory Proceedings.

208. Interlocutory applications may be made at any stage of Form of

                        interlocutory a suit or proceeding.

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They shall be made either by motion or on application application.

for a summons.

Motions.

209. Motions must be reduced to writing in the terms of Motion paper. the order sought from the Court; and a motion shall not be en- tertained until the party moving has filed in the Court a written motion paper distinctly stating the terms of the order sought.

The motion may in its terms ask for an order directing more than one thing to be done, and may also be in an alternative form, asking that one or another order be made, so only that the whole order sought be therein substantially expressed.

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If the motion-paper contains any matter by way of argument or other matter except the proper particulars of the motion itself, the Court shall direct the motion-paper to be amended and shall make no other order thereon, until it is amended accordingly, by the striking out of such argument or

other matter.

210. There shall be filed with the motion-paper all affida- Evidence. vits on which the person moving intends to rely.

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No other evidence can be used in support of the

motion except by leave of the Court.

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No

paper accompanying the motion-paper other than an affidavit shall be received.

211. The person filing the motion-paper may then move Motion in the Court while sitting, and on such days and at such times, if Court. any, as are by the regulations of the Court appointed for hearing motions,- -or in cases of urgency at any time while the Court is sitting and not engaged in hearing any other matter.

212. All motions shall be made ex parte in the first in- Notice of stance unless the Court gives leave to give a notice of motion for motion. a certain day.

213. On a motion ex parte the party moving shall apply Application for either an immediate absolute order of the Court in the terms et parte. of the motion-paper on his own showing and evidence, or an order to the other party to appear, on a certain day and show cause why an order should not be made in the terms of the motion- paper.

Any party moving in Court ex parte may support his motion by argument addressed to the Court on the facts put in evidence by the affidavits filed in support of the motion; and no party to the suit or proceeding, although present, other than the party moving, shall be entitled to be then heard.

214. On a motion coming on the Court may allow the Order on motion-paper to be amended.

It may allow additional evidence to be produced by

affidavit or deposition.

It may direct the motion to stand over.

It

may refuse the motion.

It may make an order in terms of the motion. Where an immediate order absolute is asked, and the right thereto clearly appears, it may grant such order.

It may grant an order to show cause why the order

sought should not be made.

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It may allow a motion on notice to be made.

. If the motion, as orignally framed, or as amended is substantially divisible into two or more parts, it may divide the same, and deal in different ways with the separate parts thereof, as the case may require.

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Varying or discharge of order.

Return-day.

Counter affidavits.

Proceedings on return-day.

Application for.

Contents of.

If it appears to the Court on the evidence adduced

in support of the motion, or on any additional evidence which the Court permits to be adduced in support thereof, that the party moving is entitled to an order absolute or to show cause different from the order asked, and the party moving is willing to take such different order, the Court may so order accordingly.

Proceedings on return-day.

In what cases.

If he is not willing to take such different order, the Court shall refuse the motion.

215. Where an order is made on a motion ex parte, any party affected by it may, within seven days after service of it, apply to the Court by motion to vary or discharge it; and the Court on notice to the party obtaining the order, either may refuse to vary or discharge it, or may vary or discharge it with or without imposing terms as to costs or security, or other things, as seems just.

Orders to show Cause.

216. An order to show cause shall specify a day when cause is to be shown, to be called the return-day to the order, which shall ordinarily be not less than four days after service.

217. A person served with an order to show cause may, before the return-day, file affidavits in order to contradict the evidence used in obtaining the order, or setting forth other facts on which he relies, to induce the Court to discharge such order.

218. On the return-day, if the persons served do not appear, in person or by counsel or attorney, and it appears to the Court that the service on all proper parties has not been duly effected, the Court may enlarge the time and direct further service, or make such other order as seems just.

If the persons served

appear, or the Court is satisfied that service on all proper parties has been duly effected, the Court may proceed with the matter.

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The Court may either discharge the order, or make the same absolute, or adjourn the consideration thereof,-or per- mit further affidavits to be filed in support of or against the order, -and may modify the terms of the order so as to meet the merits of the case, and may make the order so modified absolute,- and may, if the order against which cause is shown is substanti- ally divisible into two or more parts, divide the same, and deal in different ways with the separate parts as seems fit; and the Court, as part of its order, may impose terms as to costs or other things on the parties, or any of them, as seems just.

Summons.

219. An interlocutory application for summons need not be made in writing but may be made in person either by the ap- plicant himself, or by counsel.

220. If the Court considers that a summons ought to be granted, it may issue a summons ordering the person to whom it is directed to attend at the time and place specified therein, either in person or by counsel, and briefly but distinctly setting forth the nature of the particular application.

proceeding.

The summons shall be headed in the suit or other

221. On the return-day of the summons, if the person to whom the summons is directed attends, or in his absence, on proof of service, the Court may, on the application of the person ob- taining the summons, consider and deal with the application in a summary way.

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The Court shall take a note of the material evidence,

if taken viv? voce.

The Court may adjoin the hearing of any summons

when necessary.

Summary Orders before Suit.

222. Where the extreme urgency or other peculiar circum- stances of the case appear to the Court so to require, the Court may on evidence on oath, without any petition having been pre- viously presented make ex parte an order of injunction,-or an order to sequester money or goods, or to stop the clearance of a ship,—or to hold to bail.

Recognizance. 223. Before making such an order the Court shall require the person applying for it to enter into a recognizance (with or without a surety or sureties as the Court think fit), signed by the party applying (and his surety or sureties if any), as a security for his being answerable in damages to the person against whom the order is sought, or to give such other security for that pur- pose by deposit or otherwise as the Court thinks fit.

Duration of order.

Arrest and

224. Any such order shall not remain in force more than twenty-four hours, and shall at the end of that time wholly cease to be in force, unless within that time a suit is regularly instituted by the person obtaining the order.

Any such order shall be dealt with in the suit as seems just.

225. An order to hold to bail shall state the amount (in- other proceed- cluding costs) for which bail is required.

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ings under

to bail.

It shall be executed forthwith. The person arrested under it shall be entitled to be order to hold discharged from custody under it on bringing into Court the amount stated in the order, to abide the event of any suit insti- tuted, or on entering into a recognizance, (with or without a surety or sureties as the Court thinks fit), signed by him (and his surety or sureties, if any), as a security that he will abide by and satisfy any decree or order of the Court in any suit instituted, or on giving such other security for that purpose by deposit or otherwise as the Court thinks fit.

The person arrested shall be liable to be detained in custody under the order for not more than seven days if not sooner discharged; but the Court may, from time to time on evidence on oath, renew the order, so, however, that no person be kept in custody under any such order, and renewed order or orders for a longer time in the whole than thirty days.

Arbitration,

be made rule of Court.

226. Every agreement or submission to arbitration by con- Submission to sent, whether by deed or instrument in writing not under seal, arbitration to may be made a rule of Court, on the application of any party thereto, unless such agreement or submission contain words pur- porting that the parties intended that it should not be made a rule of Court.

227. The following rules respecting arbitration apply exclu- In what cases sively to cases where the agreement for reference to arbitration or this Ordinance submission to arbitration by consent has been made a rule of Court. applies.

228. Arbitrators shall make their award within one calendar Time for month after they have entered on the reference or been called on award. to act by a notice in writing from any party, unless the document authorizing or making the reference contains a different limit of

time.

229. The Court may, if it thinks fit, on reasonable notice to Enlargement all parties, from time to time enlarge the time for making the of time. award for such time as it thinks fit, the reasons for such enlarge- ment being recorded in the minutes of proceedings.

230. An umpire may enter on the reference in lieu of the When umpire arbitrators, if the latter have allowed their time or their extended may enter on time to expire without making an award, or have filed in the reference. Court a notice in writing that they cannot agree.

231. The authority of an arbitrator or umpire is not revoca- Revocation of ble except by the Court.

authority.

232. Where it appears to the arbitrators or umpire that any Special case. difficult question of law is involved in or raised by the facts as finally ascertained by them or him, they or he may, if it seems fit, state the award (as to the whole or any part thereof) in the form of a special case for the opinion of the Court.

The Court shall consider and deliver judgment on such case, and shall be at liberty to draw inferences of fact from the facts stated, and to amend the case or remit it for amendment by reason of any irregularity, mistake, or imperfection.

233. The arbitrators or umpire shall have power to award Costs. how the costs of the reference shall be borne, in the whole or in part; but any award as to costs shall not preclude the party or parties against whom costs are awarded from applying to the Registrar to tax the costs; and on such application the costs shall be taxed at a reasonable rate by the Registrar and the costs of taxation shall be on the same scale as in other proceedings.

234. Every award must be in writing signed by the arbitra- Form and tors or umpire making the same.

may not find

It must contain a conclusive finding, and on the contingency of any matter of fact being afterwards sub- stantiated or deposed to.

It must comprehend a finding on each of the several

matters referred.

. Arbitrators or an umpire may, however, from time to time, make several awards on several parts of a matter or on several matters referred, so as the latest of the awards is made within the time limited.

contents of award.

award.

235. The arbitrators or umpire making an award shall with- Deposit of in the time limited deposit the award in the Court, enclosed in a sealed envelope, and indorsed with the names of the parties to the reference, and the amount claimed by the arbitrators and umpire for remuneration.

236. Notice of the award having been deposited shall be Notice thereof. given by the Registrar to the parties, who shall be at liberty to read the award and to have copies of it on payment of the proper fees.

237. Any person interested may within seven days after Application notice of the award apply to the Court by motion to prevent the against award. award, or any specified part of it, being carried into effect.

238. If no such motion is made, the Court shall proceed, on Order of Court. reasonable notice to all parties, to make such order for carrying into effect the award, or any part thereof, and as to costs and other things, as seems just.

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Remitting of matters referred.

Irregularity.

Language.

Form.

Contents.

Erasures,

Before whom

239. The Court shall have power at any time, and from time to time, to remit the matters referred, or any of them, to the reconsideration and redetermination of the arbitrators or umpire, on such terms as to costs and other things as seems just.

240. The Court shall not refrain from carrying an award into effect merely on the ground of irregularity in the submission, or during the reference, where such irregularity has not been sub- stantially prejudicial to the party applying against the award.

AFFIDAVIT AND OTHER EVIDENCE. Affidavits.

241. Every affidavit used in the Court must be either in English, or in the usual and familiar language of the witness swearing it.

An affidavit in any language other than English, must be accompanied by a sworn translation into English, procured by and at the expense of the person using the affidavit.

242. Every affidavit, sworn before any British Judicial or Consular officer in China or Japan in the matter of any suit or other proceeding in the Court must be headed in the Court and in the suit or proceeding in which the affidavit is to be used.

It must state the full name, trade or profession, ad- dress and nationality of the witness.

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It may

be in the first or in the third person, and may be divided into convenient paragraphs numbered consecutively.

243. Every affidavit used in the Court must contain only a statement of facts and circumstances, to which the witness swears, either on his own personal knowledge, on from information which he believes to be true.

It must not contain any extraneous matter, by way of objection, prayer, or legal argument or conclusion; and every statement must be as brief and positive as may be consistent with proper

fullness and with truth.

The matter of fact sworn to whether in affirmation or denial, if within the knowledge of the witness, must be sworn to positively and certainly.

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Where a witness swears to his belief in any matter of fact, such belief arising from any source other than his own per- sonal knowledge, he must set forth explicitly the facts and circum- stances forming the ground of his belief.

Where the belief in the truth of the matter of fact sworn to arises from information received from another person, the name of such person must be stated, and such particulars must be given as to the informant, and as to the time, place, and circumstances of the information, as may afford means to other parties to verify or contradict the same.

244. Any erasure, interlineation, or alteration, made before interlineations, the affidavit is sworn, shall be attested by the officer, before whom alterations, it is sworn who shall affix his signature or initials in the margin bad writing. immediately opposite to the erasure, interlineation, or alteration.

Where there are many erasures, interlineations, or alterations so that the affidavit proposed to be sworn is illegible, or difficult to read, or is in the judgment of the officer before whom it is proposed to be sworn so written as to give any facility for being added to or in any way fraudulently altered, he may refuse to take the affidavit in its existing form, and may require it to be re-written in a clear and legible and unobjectionable manner. 245. An affidavit sworn before any British Judicial or Con- affidavits may sular officer, authorized to take affidavits,-before any Judge, officer or other person in the United Kingdom or in any British colony or possession, authorized to take affidavits, before any Mayor or other Magistrate in any foreign country authorized to administer an oath, or in the case of a foreigner in China or Japan before his own proper Consular or other authority,—may be used in the Court, in all cases where affidavits are admissible.

246. An affidavit may be used, notwithstanding it is de- fective in form according to this Ordinance, if the Court is satisfied that it has been sworn before a person duly authorized, and that its form is in accordance with the law and custom of the place where it is sworn.

be sworn.

Affidavit defective in form.

Affidavit sworn

247. An affidavit shall not be admitted which is proved to before attorney have been sworn before a person on whose behalf the same is in suit. offered or before his attorney, or before a partner or clerk of his

attorney.

Alteration and

248. A defective or erroneous affidavit may be amended re-swearing. and re-sworn, by special leave of the Court, on such terms as to

time, costs, and other things, as seem just.

Filing of original office

copy.

Where an affidavit used in the Court is not in accord- ance with this Ordinance, the Court may make such order res- pecting the costs of or connected with the affidavit as seems just.

249. Before an affidavit is used in the Court, the original affidavit must be filed in the Court; and the original or an office copy thereof (that is, a copy sealed with the seal of the Court as evidence of its being a correct copy, and either made under the

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direction of the Court or produced to the Court for examinationand sealing,) shall alone be recognized for any purpose in the Court.

Other Evidence.

250. On the hearing of any interlocutory or other applica- Viv? voce tion in a suit or matter, the Court may, if it thinks it just and evidence on expedient, for reasons to be recorded in the minutes of proceedings, interlocu

interlocutory summon any person to attend to produce documents before it, or application. to be examined, or to be cross-examined, and re-examined viva voce, by or before it, in like manner as at the hearing of suit.

Such notice as the Court in each case, according to the circumstances, considers reasonable shall be given to the per- son summoned, and to such persons (parties to the suit or pro- ceeding or otherwise interested) as the Court considers entitled to inspect the documents to be produced, or to examine, cross-exe- mine, or re-examine the person summoned, or to be present at his examination, cross-examination, or re-examination, as the casa may be.

The evidence of a witness on any such examination, cross-examination, or re-examination shall be taken in like man- ner, as nearly as may be, as at the hearing of a suit.

251. Where the circumstances of the case appear to the Viva voce Court so to require, the Court may, in like manner take the evidence evidence taken of any witness at any time in the course of the proceedings in any

as preparatory to hearing. suit or application as preparatory to the hearing of the suit or application, or may direct the Registrar to take such evidence in like manner, and the evidence so taken may be used at the hear- ing of the suit or application, saving just exceptions.

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The evidence shall be taken in like manner, as nearly as may be, as evidence at the hearing of a suit, and then the note of the evidence shall be read over to the witness and ten- dered to him for signature; and if he refuse to sign it the Court or the Registrar, as the case may be, shall add a note of his refusal, and the evidence may be used as if he had signed it.

instituted.

252. Evidence may be taken in like manner on the applica- Evidence tion of any person, before suit instituted, where it is shown to the before suit satisfaction of the Court on oath that the person applying has good reason to apprehend that a suit will be instituted against him in the Court, and that some person, within the jurisdiction at the time of application, can give material evidence respecting the subject of the apprehended suit, but that he is about to leave the jurisdiction, or that from some other cause the person apply- ing will lose the benefit of his evidence if it be not at once taken. . Provided always that the Court may upon granting such application impose any terms or conditions with reference to the examination of such witness and the admission of his evidence as to the Court may seem reasonable.

Witness dead, insane, or not appearing.

253. Where any person who might give evidence in any Proof of former suit or matter is dead, or insane, or unavoidably absent at the evidence. time his evidence might be taken, or for any reason considered sufficient by the Court cannot appear to give evidence in the suit or matter, the Court may, if it thinks fit, receive proof of any evidence given by him in any former judicial proceeding; provided that the subject matter of such former judicial proceeding was substantially the same as that of the existing suit, and that the parties to the existing suit were parties to it or bound by it, and in it had cross-examined or had an opportunity of cross-examining the witness of whose evidence proof is so to be given.

Admission and Inspection of Documents.

254. Where all parties to a suit are competent to make ad- Notice to mission, any party may call on any other party by notice filed in admit. the Court and served under the order of the Court, to admit any document, saving just exceptions.

255. In case of refusal or neglect to admit, the costs of proof of the doument shall be paid by the party refusing or ne- glecting, whatever be the result of the cause, unless the Court is of opinion that the refusal or neglect to admit was reasonable.

No costs of proof of any document shall be allowed unless such notice has been given, except in cases where the omission to give the notice has, in the opinion of the Court, pro- duced a saving of expense.

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Costs.

256. The Court may in its discretion at any time before Order for hearing, on the application of the parties to the proceeding before inspection. the Court, grant an order to the party making the application to inspect all or any documents in the custody or under the control of the opposite party relating to such proceeding and if necessary to take examined copies of the same.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. Attorneys and Agents.

257. Every person doing any act or taking any proceeding In whose name in the Court as plaintiff, or otherwise, must do so in his own name and how and not otherwise, and either by himself or by his attorney, pro- proceedings to curator, or agent thereunto lawfully authorized in writing.

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Filing of power of attorney.

Person proceeding without authority.

In what names.

In what cases certain mem- bers of or agent for any co-partnership may be sued.

Effect of judgment in such cases.

Security for costs.

Where per- sonal service cannot be effected.

Service out of

258. Where such act done or proceeding taken by an at- torney, procurator, or agent, the power of attorney, or instrument constituting the procurator or agent, or any authenticated copy thereof, must be filed in the Court before or at the commencement of the proceedings.

Where the authority is special and has reference only to the particular proceeding to be taken, the original document itself must be filed.

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Where the authority is general or has reference to other matters in which the attorney, procurator, or agent is empowered to act, an authenticated copy of such document may be filed.

The authority, whether general or special, must be distinct and clear, so as to satisfy the Court that the person pro- fessing to act thereon has such authority as he claims to exercise. 259. Any person doing any act or taking any proceeding in the Court in the name or on behalf of another person, not being lawfully authorized thereunto, and knowing himself not to be so authorized, is guilty of a contempt of Court.

Proceedings by or against Partnerships or Agents.

260. Proceedings by or on behalf of or against a partner- ship solely or jointly must be taken in the several names of the partners as individuals, and not in the name of the firm or otherwise.

261. In the following cases, namely:--

1. Where some of the members of a co-partnership carrying

on business within the Colony are unknown;

2. Where some of the members of such co-partnership are

absent from the Colony;

3. Where business is carried on in the Colony by an agent on behalf of any person or persons who is or are out of the jurisdiction;

Every such partnership may be sued in the name of any one or more members thereof within the jurisdiction or in the name of such agent as aforesaid.

262. Every judgment obtained or order made in any such action as last aforesaid shall have the same effect and operation upon the persons and property both real and personal of such co-partnership and of the several members thereof, whether such property be joint or separate, as if every member of such co- partnership had been actually and in fact a defendant in the action, and every such judgment or order may be enforced against all such property as in ordinary cases of the like nature.

Plaintiff out of Jurisdiction.

263. Where a plaintiff, whether suing alone or suing jointly, is out of the jurisdiction of the Court, or is only temporarily resident within it, he must give security for costs and fees by de- posit, or by bond in the penal sum of Five hundred Dollars.

The Court may at any time during the suit or pro- ceeding either on its own motion or on the application of any defendant order him to give further or better security for costs and fees, and may direct proceedings to be stayed in the meanwhile. Service.

264. Where it appears to the Court that for any reason service of a petition, notice, summons, decree, order or other document of which service is required cannot be effected, the Court

may

order that service be effected either:-

(i.) By delivery of the document to be served, together with the order for service, to some adult inmate at the usual or last known place of abode or business within the jurisdiction of the person to be served; or (ii.) By delivery thereof to some agent within the jurisdic- tion of the person to be served, or to some other person within the jurisdiction through whom it appers to the Court there is a reasonable probability that the docu- ment and order served will come to the knowledge of the person to be served; or

(iii.) By advertisement in some newspapers circulating with-

in the jurisdiction; or

(iv.) By notice put up at the Court, or at some other place

of public resort within the jurisdiction.

265. The Court may direct service to be made out of the

jurisdiction. jurisdiction in the following cases:

How to be effected.

(i.) Where the Court is satisfied by affidavit or otherwise that

the cause of action arose within the jurisdiction; (ii.) Where before the commencement of this Ordinance, par- ties to a suit in equity might have been served out of the jurisdiction.

266. It shall be lawful for the Court to order that such service may be effected through the medium of the Post Office, or otherwise to fix the time within which an appearance shall be entered by the defendant, and to give any other directions with reference to such service which it may think fit.

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Absconding Defendant.

267. Where the Court is satisfied by evidence on oath that there is good reason to believe that a defendant means to abscond in order to avoid the process of the Court, after suit or other proceeding instituted, the Court may make an order to hold him to bail, and may require of him such security as seems fit for his remaining within the jurisdiction, and abiding and performing by any decree or order to be made in the suit or proceeding, and for costs and fees.

Costs.

Bail.

268. The costs of the whole suit and of each particular Discretion of proceeding therein are under the discretion of the Court; but Court. the Court shall not order the successful party in a suit to pay to the unsuccessful party the costs of the suit generally, although the Court may order him, notwithstanding his success in the whole suit, to pay the costs occasioned by any particular pro- ceeding therein.

269. The Court may, if in any case it seems fit, require any Security for party to any suit or proceeding, either at the commencement or costs. at any time during the progress thereof, to give security for costs to the satisfaction of the Court by deposit or otherwise.

Computation of Time.

270. Where by this Ordinance, or any special order orthe course of the Court, any limited time from or after any date or event is appointed or allowed for the doing of any act or the tak- ing of any proceeding, and such time is not limited by hours, the computation of such limited time does not include the day of such date or of the happening of such event, but commences at the beginning of the next following day, and the act or proceed- ing must be done or taken at the latest on the last day of such limited time according to such computation.

Days.

271. Where the limited time so appointed or allowed is less Sundays and than six days, the following days shall not be reckoned in the holidays when. computation of such time; namely: Sundays, Good Friday, Mon- not reckoned. day and Tuesday in Easter week, Christmas day, and the day next before and the day next after Christmas day.

272. Where the time for the doing of any act or the taking Time expiring of any proceeding expires on one of the days last mentioned, the on Sunday or act or proceeding shall be considered as done or taken in due time holiday. if done or taken on the next day afterwards that is, not one of the last-mentioned days.

273. The day on which an order that a plaintiff do give Time in case security for costs is served, and the time thenceforward until and of security for including the day on which such security is given, shall not be costs. reckoned in the computation of the time allowed to a defendant for putting in his answer.

Supplemental Statement.

occurrring

274. Facts or circumstances occurring after the institution of Facts or a suit, may, by leave of the Court, be introduced by way of circumstances amendment into the petition or answer (as the case may require) after suit. at any stage of the prooceedings, and the Court may make such order as seems just respecting the proof of such facts or circum- stances, or for affording all parties concerned leave and opportunity to meet the statements so introduced.

Death of Party or other Change.

275. Where, pending a suit, any change or transmission of Change or interest or liability occurs in relation to any party to the suit, or transmission of any party to the suit dies or (being a woman) marries, or the suit is interest or

liability. in any other way rendered defective or incapable of being carried on, any person interested may, on motion ex parte, obtain from the Court such order as is requisite for curing the defect, or en- abling or compelling proper parties to carry on the proceedings.

But it shall be open to any person served with such an order within such time, not exceeding fourteen days, as the Court in the order directs, to apply to the Court by motion to discharge such order.

Adjournment.

276. Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect the power of the Power of Court to defer or adjourn the hearing or determination of any suit, Court. matter, proceedings or application, for such time and on such terms (if any) as justice requires.

Amendment.

Court.

277. Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect the power of the Power of Court to order or allow any amendment of any petition, answer, notice or other document whatever, at any time on such terms (if any) as justice requires.

Power of Court as to Time.

278. Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect the power of the Enlargement Court to enlarge or abridge the time appointed or allowed for the or abridgment. doing of any act or the taking of any proceedings on such terms

(if any) as justice requires.

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Further

279. Where the Court is by this Ordinance or otherwise autho- enlargement. rized to appoint the time for the doing of any act or the taking of any proceedings, or to enlarge the time appointed or allowed for that purpose by this Ordinance or otherwise, the Court may further enlarge any time so appointed or enlarged by it on such terms (if any) as seem just, provided that the application for further enlargement is made before the expiration of the time already allowed, and that such further enlargement appears to the Court to be required for the purpose of justice, and not to be sought merely for delay.

In what cases.

Notice.

Notices to be sealed.

Suspending clause.

Guardian for Purpose of Suit.

280. Where on default made by a defendant in answering or otherwise defending the suit after due service of the petition, it appears to the Court that he is an infant or a person of weak or unsound mind (not so found by inquisition), so that he is un- able of himself to defend the suit, the Court may, on the applica- tion of the plaintiff or of its own motion, appoint some fit person to be guardian of the defendant for the purposes of the suit, by whom he may defend the same.

281. But no such order shall be made except on notice, after expiration of the time for answering, and four days at least before the day named in the notice for the hearing of the applica- tion, or of the Court proceeding (as the case may be), on or left at the dwelling-house of the person with whom or under whose care the defendant was at the time of service of the petition, and also, in the case of an infant not residing with or under the care of his father or guardian, served on or left at the dwelling- house of such father or guardian, unless the Court thinks fit in any case to dispense with such last-mentioned service.

Seal of the Court.

282. Notices, summonses, warrants, decrees, orders and other documents issuing from the Court shall be sealed with the seal of the Court.

Suspending Clause."

283. This Ordinance shall not come into operation until Her Majesty's confirmation thereof shall have been proclaimed in the Colony by the Governor.

Date of the Ordinance. No. 2 of 1855.

Schedule of Repealed Ordinances.

Title or subject matter of the

Ordinance.

An Ordinance to provide for and regulate process in ac- tion at law against persons absent from the colony (for- eign attachment.)

No. 6 of 1855. An Ordinance for the amend- ment of the civil administra- tion of justice.

No. 5 of 1856. An Ordinance for the amend- ment of procedure in civil and criminal cases.

No. 7 of 1856. An Ordinance to extend to this colony certain enactments and general orders for re- forming procedure in the high Court of Chancery and the offices thereof.

How for repealed.

The whole.

The whole.

Sections II, V, VI, VII, and VIII. The whole of Sche- dule B thereto, and so much of Schedule A as extends to this colony statutes 15 & 16 Vic. c. 76 & 18 Vic. c. 125. The whole Ordinance except so much of Schedule A thereto as extends to this colony statutes 10 & 11 Vic. c. 96, 12 & 13 Vic. c. 74, 13 & 14 Vic. c. 60, 15 & 16 Vic. c. 48, 15 & 16 Vic. c. 55, 15 16 Vic. c. 80, 16 & 17 Vic. c. 137, 17 & 18 Vic. c. 25, (which statutes are hereby declared to be and remain in operation here), and the whole of Schedule B.

No. 3 of 1858. An Ordinance for the Supreme Sections IV, V, VI, and VIII.

Court.

No. 3 of 1861. An Ordinance to amend the

course of procedure in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in its Equity Jurisdiction, and to enable it to award damages in certain cases. No. 12 of 1864. An Ordinance to facilitate the remedies in bills of exchange and promissory notes by the prevention of frivolous or fictitious defences to actions thereon.

The whole.

The whole.

No. 61.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice from the Acting Harbor Master, respecting Pilotage on the Canton River, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th March, 1872.

NOTICE.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Very serious results having attended the employment of incompetent Pilots on the Canton River, Masters of Vessels bound for Whampoa or Canton are cautioned against employing Pilots not provided with Certificates of Competency from the Commissioner of Maritime Customs at Canton. Those who employ uncertificated Pilots must understand that they do so at their own risk.

A form of Certificate is posted up in the Harbor Master's Office.

Harbor Master's Office, Hongkong, 25th March, 1872.

R. H. CAIRNS, Acting Harbor Master, &c.

No. 62.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Report from the Superintendent of the Hongkong Fire Brigade, regarding the fire which occurred yesterday at Bonham Strand, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th March, 1872.

No. 5.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

FIRE BRIGADE OFFICE, HONGKONG, 27th March, 1872. SIR,I have the honor to report to you for the information of His Excellency the Governor that at past 8 A.M., on the 26th instant, an alarm of fire proceeded from the "San-tin-woh" Eating house, No. 15, Bonham Strand. The Engines were promptly in attendance, and at first view it appeared an outbreak which could be easily subdued; but from the peculiarity of construction of the building and the fact that more than 150 piculs of firewood was partly on fire, the endeavours of the Firemen were for some time baffled, and the dense volumes of smoke prevented access to the place on fire. However, by leading delivery hose over the houses opening into an adjoining Street, this was accomplished, and the fire extinguished by 11 A.M.

The Engines of the Imperial Insurance Company, Hongkong Insurance Company, and three belonging to Chinese Associations, were in attendance,-in addition to the Steam Engines of the Government Brigade.

  A large force of Police were in attendance and kept the ground clear for the Firemen, and there was no disorder or robbery made known to the authorities.

The fire originated in a Cook room of the Eating house, and was doubtless accidental.

The first Engine to get into work was the Hand Engine of the Imperial Company, and next the No. 2 Engine of the Government Brigade,-both working from the sea.