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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 1.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 1ST JANUARY, 1876.

 




VOL. XXII.

No.-10.

[L.S.] A. E. Kennedy.

PROCLAMATION.

By His Excellency SIR ARTHUR Edward Kennedy, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through the Right Honourable The EARL OF CARNARVON, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinances; namely:-

No. 8 of 1875, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for licensing small Passenger Steamers and for other purposes;

No. 10 of 1875, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for compiling a new Edition of the Ordinances of the Colony;

No. 12 of 1875, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to consolidate and amend the Ordinances relating to the Assessment and Collection of Rates in the Colony;

No. 13 of 1875, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for consolidating and amending the law relating to the speedy recovery of Crown Debts for Rents and for Assessments, Fees and Forfeitures: 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 31st Day of December, 1875.

No. 231.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified that, for the ensuing year, the Hongkong and Kowloon Stone Quarry Farms are let to TSANG-A-YEE of No. 500, Hok-?n, Kowloon.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th December, 1875.

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No. 232.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners, received from the Admiralty, are published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th December, 1875.

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. 124.]

COCHIN CHINA.

Reported Rock off Cape Ti-wan.

     Information has been received from Her Majesty's Consul at Saigon of the existence of a rock, lying in a south-easterly direction from cape Ti-wan, and on which the British steam vessel Pernambuco (drawing 15 feet) struck, on her voyage from Hong Kong to Saigon, on the 18th June 1875.

This rock (Pernambuco rock) appeared to be about 40 feet in extent, but as the ship merely struck and passed over, no soundings were taken on it.

The rock was, however, subsequently searched for in a boat, but no bottom was found at 10 fathoms.

     The position assigned to the rock by the Master of the Pernambuco is 3 miles S.E. by S. from cape Ti-wan; this places the rock in lat. 10° 19′ 18′′ N., long 107° 16′ 18′′ E.

     NOTE. As the position of this reported danger is uncertain, vessels should not approach cape Ti-wan nearer than 6 miles nor shoal the soundings to less than 11 fathoms at low water, until further particulars are known.

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 2o Easterly in 1875.]

By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 8th September 1875.

FREDK. J. EVANS, Hydrographer.

      This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts :-Saigon or Don-Nai river, No. 1269; Sa?gon river to Phan-rang bay, No. 1261; and China sea, southern portion, No. 2660a: Also, China sea Directory, Vol. II., page 337.

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. 144.]

MALACCA STRAIT-NORTH ENTRANCE.

Revolving Light Near Acheen Head.

With reference to Notice to Mariners No. 115, dated 12th August 1875, on the intended establishment of a light on the north point of Pulo Brasse, near Acheen head, at the north-west end of Sumatra island :—

The Netherlands Government has given further Notice, that the light is now exhibited.

The light is a revolving white light, attaining its greatest brilliancy every minute, and so continuing nine seconds. It W., elevated 525 feet above the level of

is visible between the bearings of E. N. (through south and west) and N.W.

high water, and in clear weather should be seen from a distance of 30 miles.

Within the distance of 12 miles a faint light appears between that of the greatest brilliancy. The illuminating apparatus is of the first order.

The tower, 120 feet high, is painted white to a height of 98 feet, and above that height, red. Position, lat. 5° 44′ 20′′ N., long. 95° 9′ 10′′ E.

Auxiliary Light to Above.

Also, that within a few months it is intended to exhibit a fixed red light of the fourth order from the above light tower on Pulo Brasse, at a height of 26 feet above the ground. This light will be visible through an arc of 90 degrees, its central part passing over the North-west islet. The light is intended to warn vessels of their approach to this outlying islet. In clear weather it should be seen from a distance of 12 miles.

And, that further Notice will be given of the exhibition of this auxiliary light.

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 130 Easteriy in 1875.]

By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 9th October, 1875.

FREDK. J. EVANS,

Hydrographer.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Acheen head to Diamond point, No. 219; Sumatra island, West coast, No. 2760; Indian ocean, No. 7486, and Bengal bay, No. 706; Also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, East Indies, &c., 1875, page 14.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST JANUARY, 1876.

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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 p ge, of the Sailing Directions to which it relates. See Instructions, Navigation and Pilotage, p. 172.

NOTICE TO MARINERS. [No. 146. ]

CHINA-PE-CHILI STRAIT-SHANTUNG.

(1) Reported Light at Teng-Chau.

With reference to Notice to Mariners, No. 56, dated 30th April 1875, on the establishment of a light on Teng-chau bluff, Miau-tau strait:-

Information has been received from the Customs Department at Shanghai, that no light is exhibited on Teng-chau bluff, or from any position near it. The Notice is therefore cancelled, as the authority on which it was issued is thus shown to be in error.

COCHIN CHINA.

(2) Rock Off Cape Ti-wan (Pernambuco Rock).

    With reference Notice to Mariners, No. 124, dated 8th September 1875, on the existence of a sunken rock lying in a south-easterly dire ion from Cape Ti-wan, and on which the ship Pernambuco struck :-

   The following?dditional information, resulting from an examination of the danger by the French ship of war Surcouf, has beer received, viz.:—

    The depth of water on the rock at low water springs is 8 feet. From the rock, Cape Ti-wan bears N.W. N. distant 2 miles, and Cape St. James lighthouse, W. 2 S.

These bearings place the rock in lat. 10° 21' N., long. 107° 16' 10" E.

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[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 20 Easterly in 1875.] By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 13th October 1875.

FREDK J. EVANS,

Hydrographer.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:—

(1) Hong Kong to Liau-tung, No. 1262; Pe-chili and Liau-tung gulfs, No. 1256; Pe-chili strait, &c., No. 1392, and Kamchatka to Chusan islands, No. 2459: Also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, East Indies, China, &c., 1875, page 26, and China Sea Directory, Vol. III., page 479. (2) Sa?gon or Don-Nai river, No. 1269; Sa?gon river to Phan-rang bay, No. 1261; and China sea, southern portion, No. 2660a: Also, China Sea Directory, Vol. II., page 337.

No. 233.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Hydrographic Notices, received from the Admiralty, are published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th December, 1875.

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. 26.]

EASTERN ARCHIPELAGO.

SULU SEA.

    The following information, relating to dangers in the Sulu sea, has been received from Commander Buckle, R.N., H.M.S. Frolic, 1874.*

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 1° 20′ Easterly in 1875.]

SULU ARCHIPELAGO.

Tawi Tani Group.--An island, not hitherto shewn on the chart, is situated in latitude 5° 43' N., longitude 120° 20′ E. Sulu Group.-Pata island is high, Kabingaan island is low.

Tapul Group.-Good anchorage was found off the west side of Lapac island; and immediately off the northern entrance of the passage between Lapac and Siassi islands good shelter is said to be found by vessels, in the south-west monsoon.

BORNEO, N.E. COAST.

Lubuk Bay. Frolic Rock, of coral formation, with 4 feet over it at low water, and on which H.M.S. Frolic grounded, lies in latitude 6° 8' 30" N., longitude 118° 13' 30" E., with the centre of Bakkungaan island bearing S. 67° W. distant 13 miles, and Lihiman island, N. 79° W.; the shoal water around the rock appeared to be of some extent.

An island is reported to lie about 2 miles S.W. of Lihiman, and several others are said to exist off the Langabo river. Also an island was observed 10 miles west of Bo-aan island, but its exact position was not ascertained.

A small patch of discoloured water, having the appearance of a coral shoal, was seen in about latitude 6° 49′ N., longi- tude 117° 45′ E.

The two following shoals were reported by a German steam vessel, viz., a depth of 7 fathoms off Labuk bay, in latitude 6° 21′ N., longitude 118° 9′ 30′′ E.; and a coral patch of 3 fathoms 30 miles south-eastward of Cagayan Sulu, in latitude 6° 39′ N., longitude 118° 57′ 30′′ E.

* See Admiralty charts :-China sea, southern portion, No. 2660b; Sulu Archipelago, No. 2576; Sigboy? and Sibutu passages, No. 928.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST JANUARY, 1876.

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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 p ge, of the Sailing Directions to which it relates. See Instructions, Navigation and Pilotage, p. 172.

NOTICE TO MARINERS. [No. 146. ]

CHINA-PE-CHILI STRAIT-SHANTUNG.

(1) Reported Light at Teng-Chau.

With reference to Notice to Mariners, No. 56, dated 30th April 1875, on the establishment of a light on Teng-chau bluff, Miau-tau strait:-

Information has been received from the Customs Department at Shanghai, that no light is exhibited on Teng-chau bluff, or from any position near it. The Notice is therefore cancelled, as the authority on which it was issued is thus shown to be in error.

COCHIN CHINA.

(2) Rock Off Cape Ti-wan (Pernambuco Rock).

    With reference Notice to Mariners, No. 124, dated 8th September 1875, on the existence of a sunken rock lying in a south-easterly dire ion from Cape Ti-wan, and on which the ship Pernambuco struck :-

   The following?dditional information, resulting from an examination of the danger by the French ship of war Surcouf, has beer received, viz.:—

    The depth of water on the rock at low water springs is 8 feet. From the rock, Cape Ti-wan bears N.W. N. distant 2 miles, and Cape St. James lighthouse, W. 2 S.

These bearings place the rock in lat. 10° 21' N., long. 107° 16' 10" E.

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[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 20 Easterly in 1875.] By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 13th October 1875.

FREDK J. EVANS,

Hydrographer.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:—

(1) Hong Kong to Liau-tung, No. 1262; Pe-chili and Liau-tung gulfs, No. 1256; Pe-chili strait, &c., No. 1392, and Kamchatka to Chusan islands, No. 2459: Also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, East Indies, China, &c., 1875, page 26, and China Sea Directory, Vol. III., page 479. (2) Sa?gon or Don-Nai river, No. 1269; Sa?gon river to Phan-rang bay, No. 1261; and China sea, southern portion, No. 2660a: Also, China Sea Directory, Vol. II., page 337.

No. 233.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Hydrographic Notices, received from the Admiralty, are published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th December, 1875.

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. 26.]

EASTERN ARCHIPELAGO.

SULU SEA.

    The following information, relating to dangers in the Sulu sea, has been received from Commander Buckle, R.N., H.M.S. Frolic, 1874.*

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 1° 20′ Easterly in 1875.]

SULU ARCHIPELAGO.

Tawi Tani Group.--An island, not hitherto shewn on the chart, is situated in latitude 5° 43' N., longitude 120° 20′ E. Sulu Group.-Pata island is high, Kabingaan island is low.

Tapul Group.-Good anchorage was found off the west side of Lapac island; and immediately off the northern entrance of the passage between Lapac and Siassi islands good shelter is said to be found by vessels, in the south-west monsoon.

BORNEO, N.E. COAST.

Lubuk Bay. Frolic Rock, of coral formation, with 4 feet over it at low water, and on which H.M.S. Frolic grounded, lies in latitude 6° 8' 30" N., longitude 118° 13' 30" E., with the centre of Bakkungaan island bearing S. 67° W. distant 13 miles, and Lihiman island, N. 79° W.; the shoal water around the rock appeared to be of some extent.

An island is reported to lie about 2 miles S.W. of Lihiman, and several others are said to exist off the Langabo river. Also an island was observed 10 miles west of Bo-aan island, but its exact position was not ascertained.

A small patch of discoloured water, having the appearance of a coral shoal, was seen in about latitude 6° 49′ N., longi- tude 117° 45′ E.

The two following shoals were reported by a German steam vessel, viz., a depth of 7 fathoms off Labuk bay, in latitude 6° 21′ N., longitude 118° 9′ 30′′ E.; and a coral patch of 3 fathoms 30 miles south-eastward of Cagayan Sulu, in latitude 6° 39′ N., longitude 118° 57′ 30′′ E.

* See Admiralty charts :-China sea, southern portion, No. 2660b; Sulu Archipelago, No. 2576; Sigboy? and Sibutu passages, No. 928.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST JANUARY, 1876.

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    Sandakan Harbour.-Great cantion should be used in approaching and entering this he bour, especially in vessels of over 12 feet draught. Good anchorage will be found well inside the entrance on the western ore, in from 9 to 6 fathoms, with a high peak bearing N.W. There are two small villages in the harbour, also a station of the Labuan Trading Company. Firewood and good water can be obtained from the natives, but no other supplies.

    As it seems probable that many undiscovered dangers exist off that portion of the coast of Borneo south-eastward of the Banguey channel great care is necessary, and it is recommended that vessels should follow the lines of soundings shown on the Admiralty charts. The tides are irregular and the currents strong.

Caution. The natives of the Sulu islands are frequently engaged in hostilities with the Spanish, and Commander Buckle recommends that ships having occasion to communicate with them should previously hoist a flag of truce.

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 2nd August, 1875.

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. 29.]

CHINA SEA DIRECTORY, VOL. III.

No. 2.

HONG KONG ISLAND.

    With reference to that part of Hydrographic Notice No. 8, dated 15th March 1875, alluding to Bokhara rock:-Infor- mation has been received from Commodore J. Parish at Hong Kong, that the rock therein described is not the Bokhara rock which was originally found, and instead of there being only one, there are two distinct rocky heads, with nine fathoms between them.*

    Bokhara Rocks.-S.W. rock (on which the S.S. Bokhara struck) is a pinnacle rock with 3 fathoms on it at low water, from which Tathong rock bears N. by W. W., and cape D'Aguilar lighthouse W.S.W.

    Buoy.-A black and white chequered buoy has been moored in 9 fathoms close to the western edge of S.W. Bokhara rock, with Tathong rock bearing N. by W. W., and cape D'Aguilar W.S.W.

N.E. rock is a pinnacle rock with 18 feet water over it, situated about 1 cables N.N.E. E. from S.W. rock. From the centre of N.E. rock, Tathom rock is in line with the extreme of cape Collinson, bearing N. by W. 2 W.; the north-west point of Beaufort island is just shut in behind the rocky islet to the southward of cape D'Aguilar, S.W. souther- ly; and cape D'Aguilar lighthouse bears S.W. by W. W. distant 8 cables.

Directions.-Vessels bound to the southward through Tathong channel, and wishing to pass between Bokhara rocks and Hong Kong island, should, after passing to the eastward of Tathong rock, bring the summit of Beaufort island in line with cape D'Aguilar bearing S.S.W., and steer with that mark on, until Tathong rock is in line with the left extreme of Taitoo island N. W., which mark should be kept on, until abreast of cape D'Aguilar. If passing to the westward of Tathong rock, the latter mark should be brought on as soon as convenient after passing that rock.

Vessels passing to the eastward of Bokhara rocks should not open Tatlong rock to the northward of Pottinger peak, until the southern extreme of Tytam peninsula is open south of cape D'Aguilar.

The most direct route for steam vessels leaving Hong Kong by Lyemun pass and through Tathong channel is to pass west of Tathong and Bokhara rocks, and, after passing cape D'Aguilar steer so as to pass midway between Putoy and Sunkong islands, where there is a good channel with 15 to 20 fathoms mud.

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 4th September 1875.

    *See Admiralty Charts: China, East Coast, Sheet 2, No. 1962; Hong Kong, No. 1466; also China sea Directory, Vol. III., page 122; Hydrogra- phic Notice, No. 8 of 1875; and Notice to Mariners, No. 77 of 1873.

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. 32.]

CHINA SEA DIRECTORY, VOL. IV.

No. 2. JAPAN.

The following information, relating to sunken dangers on the coasts of Japan, hitherto unmarked on the charts, has been received from Captain H. C. St. John, R.N., H.M. Surveying vessel Sylvia, 1875.*

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 4° 10′ Westerly in 1875.]

INLAND SEA-AWA SIMA.

   Awa rock is 23 cables long, in a W. by S. and E. by N. direction, a cable broad, and has from 7 to 12 feet water on it. From its eastern end the south-east point (the nearest part) of Awa Sima bears N.E. by N. distant 3 cables, Ko-yano- hana point and rocks, S.E. E. 1-4 miles.

Depths of 4 and 5 fathoms will be found near the rock.

KIUSIU, NORTH-WEST COAST.

Yobuko harbour-Rock in Ben-ten-no-Seto.-Near the extremity of the shoal which, in the immediate neighbourhood of Ben Ten islet, extends towards Kabe or Kata Sima, is a sunken rock, having less than 6 feet water. From the rock Ben Ten islet bears S.W. by W. W., a cable distant, the southern or nearest point of Kata Sima, N.W. 2 W. 13 cables. There is a depth of 18 feet within half a cable north, east, and west, of the rock.

   Kosime no Oosima (Wilson island) -Rock.-Off the north-east point of Kosime no Oosima, and half a mile distant from the shore, lies a sunken rock, with less than 6 feet water, which is steep-to around, having 6 and 7 fathoms close to.

The following bearings will give the position of this dangerous rock :–

The north-west extreme of Kosime no Oosima

The east extreme of Kosime no Oosima.

Round rock.

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 18th October 1875.

.W. by S. 1 S. ...S. by W.

E.by S. 4 S. 1,4 miles.

    * See Admiralty Charts:-Seto Uchi or Inland sea, No. 2875; Channels between Bingo Nada and Hari na Nada, No. 128; Kiusiu and Nipon, western part, No. 358; Nipon island, No. 2347; Yobuko harbour, No. 141; Hirado-no-Seto (Spex strait) to Simonseki strait, No. 127: Also, China Sea Directory, Vol. IV., pages 233, 257, 299, and 308.

No. 234.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th December, 1875.

NOTICE TO MARINERS. No. 51.

CHINA SEA.

FOOCHOW DISTRICT.

Ocksen Island Lighthouse.

J. GARDINER Austin, Colonial Secretary.

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   Notice is hereby given that the Light on the High or West Ockseu Island was exhibited for the first time at sunset on the 3rd December, 1875.

 The illuminating apparatus is revolving Dioptric, of the First Order, showing white flashes at one minute intervals. The Light is elevated 286 feet above the level of the sea, and, in clear weather, it should be visible from a distance of 24 nautical miles.

The Tower is round, of stone, 35 feet high, with a total height from its base to the lantern vane of 64 feet. The Tower is painted black, but the dwellings and boundary wall are painted white.

The temporary fixed light, referred to in Notice to Mariners No. 34, has been discontinued.

Approximate position:-Latitude 24° 59' N.

Longitude 119° 28′ E.

By order of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS, ENGINEER'S OFFICE, OCKSEU, 4th December, 1875.

No. 235.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Notice is hereby given that M. SIENKIEWICZ, Consul for France, has returned to the Colony and has resumed charge of his Office.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th December, 1875.

No. 236.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER Austin, Colonial Secretary.

   Notice is hereby given that for the ensuing year, the Western Slaughter House is leased to LAM TAK SING, of No. 50, West Street, Victoria.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 31st December, 1875.

NOTICE.

Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water, and Fire Brigade Rates, are hereby informed that the Rates for the First Quarter of the year 1876, are payable in advance, during and within the Month of January next.

It is particularly requested that such Rates may be paid before the 31st of January, as after that date application will be made to the Supreme Court for the recovery of arrears.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 31st December, 1875.

C. MAY, Acting Colonial Treasurer.

No. 230.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale rown Land by Public Auction, to be held at British Kowloon, on Monday, 3rd day of January, 1876, at 3 o'clock P.M., are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd December, 1875.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST JANUARY, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 31ST DECEMBER, 1875.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

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Close fog and squally with rain at

intervals throughout.

Overcast with passing fog at intervals

throughout.

6 A.M., passing fog at intervals; 11

A.M., overcast; 5 P.M., wet fog. Fine, hazy, slight fog at intervals.

*

33

3028.34, 28.40 28.38 28.36 28.33) 58.0 59.0 61.0 57.5 57.5 59,0, 58.0

60.0 SE

3 E

2 E

0.00

Fine, hazy throughout.

:

31 28.32, 28.36 28.34 28.28 28.28, 56.056.5 55.5 55.0 56.0 55.0 55.0 64.5ESE

4 E

3 E

0.00

GA.M., overcast, hazy; 11 A.M., close

fog.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEPOT.

BAROMETER.

HYG

TURNO- MLTOR.

WINDS.

DATE.

DRY BULB.

WET BALB.

Registering.

Force, range from 0 to 12..

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

GA.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

Neox.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

Min. Mar.

NOON.

GAMS

NOON.

GP.M.

Dir. P. Diru. F. LEZE.

1875.

Dec. 25 30.22 30.21 80.28 80.15 30.14 58.0 62.0 | 62.0 56.5 59.0

39

26 30.15 30.11 30.12 30.11 30.02 62.0 63.0 63.0 59.9 61.0

60.0 152.0 63.0 | Calm

62.000.000.0; E

()

E

15 E

Cloudy and fine.

1

E

1.2

I

3

Overcast with rain.

i

i

27

"

30.05 30.08 30.08 30.05 20.04 63.5 68.0 65.0 C3.0 65.0

60.0 61.0 68.0 Calm

0 W

1 Calm

0

3

28 30.01 30.03 30.15 30.09 30.11 64.5 66.5 64.0 61.0 62.0 61.561.0 66.0 Calm

66.0 !

0 E

2. E

6 A.M., overcast, gloomy with heavy showers; 6 P.M.,

cloudy and fine.

4. Fine, cloudy weather throughout.

""

29 30.18 30.21 30.21 30.15 30.13 62.0 64.0 61.0 59.060.5 59.0 60.0 61.5 ENE

i

4 30 30.17 30.18 30.21: 30.13 30.13 64.0 65.5 67.0 60.0 61.5 64.062.0 61.5 E

3130.15 30.16 30.11 30.11 30.10 64.0 65.5 64.5 61.0 68.0 62.5 62.0 65.0

2 ENE

4 E

3

Cloudy and fine.

1

3 E

2

E

1 E

2 E

2

19

Fine, clear weather.

6 A.M., cloudy and fine; noon, fine and clear; 6 P.M.,

overcast, and fine.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 31st December, 1875.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Arold, P. F.

Anderson, Capt. Angiolo, Lazerinil Avery,Montaguel

Baldwin, Miss Lucy H.

Baylis, Wm.

Begna, A. Mr. 2

Civetta, J. Cruz, Manoel

Maria Cruz, de la J. Cooper, W. II. 1 Chun Loong

1

Dowson, Hon. 78

Ho Chew Chia Howard, G.

Lets. Papa.

45

Getley, A.

2

??

}

Gamble, Robert 2

1

Lawson, Robert 3 Leixehot, Monsr.1

Greham, W.

1

Lee Afoong,Mrs.1

1

Gonzalez, Felipe

1

Lee, E.

1

Hughes, Charles1

Morris, T. T. 1

MacKenzie, R. 1

1

Miura, Madme. 1 regd.

Barker, Monsr. 1

Barr, C.

1

Cook, B.

Cousins, A.W.0.1 Carson, D.

18

Richard Dawes, George 2 Dawson, Miss 1 Favre, Clement 1 Fricake, A. Goddard, T.

Place, Joseph E. Profumo, Luis 1 Parker, Edward 1 Purdie, W. L.

Quan O. Hay

Roberton, Jas. 3 Rusk, Madme. 1

1

1

Smith, Enstace 1 Sevilla, Juan

1 Pastor Silva, Avelina dal

Stewart, W.H.

2

1

Irons, Wm. C. F.1

Nagel, J. L. Niccolopolco

1

1

1

Jeffory, Stephen i Johnson, Mrs. A.1

King, II. S.

1

Poynter, J. Paack, Ferd. J. 1 Pugno, Egidio 1

Schultze, E. II, 1 Share, Henry J. 1 Siebold, von A. Smith, II. M.

1

Souzalin, H. V.

Tiang, Pean 1 Wanch, Monsr. 1 Wilkinson & Co.1 Wols, Louis 1 Wilson, James Xavier, Ismael 1 Yearl, Chs.

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST JANUARY, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 31ST DECEMBER, 1875.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

9

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1875.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

December 25

30.21

60

30.19

61

54

61

30.10

62

26

30.09

61

30.13

63

60

62

30.05

63

27

30.06

65

30.05

65.5

60

66

30.00

67

""

28

30.13

65

30.12

66.5

63

68

30.06

67

""

29

30.19

64

30.15

63

60

66.5

30.11

65

""

30

30.20

65

30.17

05.5

62

65.5

30.11

67

31

30.16

65

30.13

63.5

62.5

66

30.09

64

""

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

HYGROUTER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB,

THERMO-

MLTER.

Self

WINDS.

RAIN.

Registerings

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

[In buches during thej prerions 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

G P.L.

NOON.

1875.

6 A.M.

'K'V 6

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GAI.

NOON.

6 P.I.

NOON.

5 P.M.

Noos. Dirn. F. Birn. F. Dira. P.

Dec. 2528.31 28.38 28.37 28.35 28.34, 46.5 515 58.0 45.0 52.0 #3.0 47.5 51.5 E

5

E

5 E

0.18

"

26 28.23 28.47 28.25 23.18 28.18 53.0 53.5 55.0 50.0 3.5 55.0 52.0 35.5

6 TAD

G ESE

0.21

!

?

27 28.24 28.30 28.20 28.25 28.25) 57.0 61.0 60.0 57.0 60.5 59.0 52.5 €1.0

4 NNE

2 NNE

1.43

""

2828.82 28.81 28.33 28.27

59.0 61.0 59.0 58.0 58.0 FC.5 57.0 62.5 | NE

2 E

E

0.00

?

29 28.32 28.36 28.84 28.31 28.81152.0:57.0

56.0 51.0 52.0 54.5 52.0

(1.5 E

5 E

5

E

0.00

6 AM, overcast, hazy; 4 P.M., passing

fog.

Close fog and squally with rain at

intervals throughout.

Overcast with passing fog at intervals

throughout.

6 A.M., passing fog at intervals; 11

A.M., overcast; 5 P.M., wet fog. Fine, hazy, slight fog at intervals.

*

33

3028.34, 28.40 28.38 28.36 28.33) 58.0 59.0 61.0 57.5 57.5 59,0, 58.0

60.0 SE

3 E

2 E

0.00

Fine, hazy throughout.

:

31 28.32, 28.36 28.34 28.28 28.28, 56.056.5 55.5 55.0 56.0 55.0 55.0 64.5ESE

4 E

3 E

0.00

GA.M., overcast, hazy; 11 A.M., close

fog.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEPOT.

BAROMETER.

HYG

TURNO- MLTOR.

WINDS.

DATE.

DRY BULB.

WET BALB.

Registering.

Force, range from 0 to 12..

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

GA.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

Neox.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

Min. Mar.

NOON.

GAMS

NOON.

GP.M.

Dir. P. Diru. F. LEZE.

1875.

Dec. 25 30.22 30.21 80.28 80.15 30.14 58.0 62.0 | 62.0 56.5 59.0

39

26 30.15 30.11 30.12 30.11 30.02 62.0 63.0 63.0 59.9 61.0

60.0 152.0 63.0 | Calm

62.000.000.0; E

()

E

15 E

Cloudy and fine.

1

E

1.2

I

3

Overcast with rain.

i

i

27

"

30.05 30.08 30.08 30.05 20.04 63.5 68.0 65.0 C3.0 65.0

60.0 61.0 68.0 Calm

0 W

1 Calm

0

3

28 30.01 30.03 30.15 30.09 30.11 64.5 66.5 64.0 61.0 62.0 61.561.0 66.0 Calm

66.0 !

0 E

2. E

6 A.M., overcast, gloomy with heavy showers; 6 P.M.,

cloudy and fine.

4. Fine, cloudy weather throughout.

""

29 30.18 30.21 30.21 30.15 30.13 62.0 64.0 61.0 59.060.5 59.0 60.0 61.5 ENE

i

4 30 30.17 30.18 30.21: 30.13 30.13 64.0 65.5 67.0 60.0 61.5 64.062.0 61.5 E

3130.15 30.16 30.11 30.11 30.10 64.0 65.5 64.5 61.0 68.0 62.5 62.0 65.0

2 ENE

4 E

3

Cloudy and fine.

1

3 E

2

E

1 E

2 E

2

19

Fine, clear weather.

6 A.M., cloudy and fine; noon, fine and clear; 6 P.M.,

overcast, and fine.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 31st December, 1875.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Arold, P. F.

Anderson, Capt. Angiolo, Lazerinil Avery,Montaguel

Baldwin, Miss Lucy H.

Baylis, Wm.

Begna, A. Mr. 2

Civetta, J. Cruz, Manoel

Maria Cruz, de la J. Cooper, W. II. 1 Chun Loong

1

Dowson, Hon. 78

Ho Chew Chia Howard, G.

Lets. Papa.

45

Getley, A.

2

??

}

Gamble, Robert 2

1

Lawson, Robert 3 Leixehot, Monsr.1

Greham, W.

1

Lee Afoong,Mrs.1

1

Gonzalez, Felipe

1

Lee, E.

1

Hughes, Charles1

Morris, T. T. 1

MacKenzie, R. 1

1

Miura, Madme. 1 regd.

Barker, Monsr. 1

Barr, C.

1

Cook, B.

Cousins, A.W.0.1 Carson, D.

18

Richard Dawes, George 2 Dawson, Miss 1 Favre, Clement 1 Fricake, A. Goddard, T.

Place, Joseph E. Profumo, Luis 1 Parker, Edward 1 Purdie, W. L.

Quan O. Hay

Roberton, Jas. 3 Rusk, Madme. 1

1

1

Smith, Enstace 1 Sevilla, Juan

1 Pastor Silva, Avelina dal

Stewart, W.H.

2

1

Irons, Wm. C. F.1

Nagel, J. L. Niccolopolco

1

1

1

Jeffory, Stephen i Johnson, Mrs. A.1

King, II. S.

1

Poynter, J. Paack, Ferd. J. 1 Pugno, Egidio 1

Schultze, E. II, 1 Share, Henry J. 1 Siebold, von A. Smith, II. M.

1

Souzalin, H. V.

Tiang, Pean 1 Wanch, Monsr. 1 Wilkinson & Co.1 Wols, Louis 1 Wilson, James Xavier, Ismael 1 Yearl, Chs.

1

10

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1TS JANUARY, 1876.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anazie

4

Corea

1

Feiga

Kassa

1

Pride of the

1

Aldebaran

4

Caroline

Argonaut

Calabar, s.s.

4 2

1

Killarney, s.s. 12

7

Thames

Gosshawk

19

Portland

1

Amedine

1

Cyphirenes, s.s. 1

Georgina

2

Lea

6

Paradise

Alexandra

Coldstream 1

Geseina

2

Lady Elizabeth 1

Presto

1

Lets. Paps.

1

Steffone Sir Harry Parkes3 Spirit of the

Age

Star of China 1

} 1

Amanda

1

Cheops

Luera

Hazel Holme

1

Retriever

1

Benj. D. Sewall 1

Dilharree

Dartmouth

O 30

2

Hope

3

Min

1

Hada

1

Marina

Rover of Bal-}

Terentia

4

1

Champion of

the Seas

} 1

Monarchy

Uda

2

Rover of the Seas 1

E. J. Spense

1

Isabella

9

1

Mecca

1

Robert Boak

2

Venus

2

2

Channel Queen 2

Ellen

1

Minorca

1

Rowena

1

Cape Horne

1

England's Glory 2

Julia H.

1

Chien Shing,s.s. 17

1

E. P. Bouverie 2

Juno

1

Nahor

Riga Rajah

Virginia

1

1

Carricks

6

Webfoot

Canaan

Formosa

N

Kate Waters

5

Prince Arthur 1

S. Nicholson

17 7

William Davie 4

For H. M. Ships.

Letters.

Letter.

Audacious 8

Frolic

5

Lapwing

Letter.

1

Letters.

Victor Emanuel 2

Vigilant

Letter.

1

Fossio, Signora Maria, Buenos Ayres,

Hamberg, Walter, Newcastle, New South Wales,...1 Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson,

Kortmann, William, Rio de Janeiro,

Detained for Postage.

..1 Letter.

"}

..1

""

..1

Martin, Adolphe, Gabon, Afrique, Nielsen, Claus, Queensland, Brisbane, Rossi, Francisco E. Habana,

1 Letter.

1

""

1

22

ALFRED LISTER,

Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 31st December, 1875.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

UNT

its Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues-

day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HONGKONG, LIMITED,

Α

In Liquidation.

NOTICE.

LL Persons holding Warrants against un- claimed Dividends, Interest, or Bonus, are requested to present same for payment at the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank before the 1st April, 1876, otherwise their Claims will not be recognised.

ADOLF ANDR?,

F. D. SASSOON,

Liquidators.

Hongkong, 18th December, 1875.

NOTICE.

M

"R, CARL KREBS has been duly authorized to sign our Firm per procuration from this

day.

VIS

MELCHERS & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1876.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY

OF HONGKONG, LIMITED. In Liquidation.

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS.

First Dividend of One hundred Dollars

A (100) shore will be payable at the Offices of the Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, Hongkong, on and after January 1st, 1876, on which day, Shareholders are re- quested to apply for Warrants at the Company's Office, 48, Queen's Road, Victoria, producing at the same time their Scrip for endorsement.

The Transfer Books of the Company will be closed from the 15th to the 31st December, 1875, both days inclusive.

ADOLF ANDR?, F. D. SASSOON,

Liquidators.

Hongkong, 13th November, 1875.

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For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anazie

4

Corea

1

Feiga

Kassa

1

Pride of the

1

Aldebaran

4

Caroline

Argonaut

Calabar, s.s.

4 2

1

Killarney, s.s. 12

7

Thames

Gosshawk

19

Portland

1

Amedine

1

Cyphirenes, s.s. 1

Georgina

2

Lea

6

Paradise

Alexandra

Coldstream 1

Geseina

2

Lady Elizabeth 1

Presto

1

Lets. Paps.

1

Steffone Sir Harry Parkes3 Spirit of the

Age

Star of China 1

} 1

Amanda

1

Cheops

Luera

Hazel Holme

1

Retriever

1

Benj. D. Sewall 1

Dilharree

Dartmouth

O 30

2

Hope

3

Min

1

Hada

1

Marina

Rover of Bal-}

Terentia

4

1

Champion of

the Seas

} 1

Monarchy

Uda

2

Rover of the Seas 1

E. J. Spense

1

Isabella

9

1

Mecca

1

Robert Boak

2

Venus

2

2

Channel Queen 2

Ellen

1

Minorca

1

Rowena

1

Cape Horne

1

England's Glory 2

Julia H.

1

Chien Shing,s.s. 17

1

E. P. Bouverie 2

Juno

1

Nahor

Riga Rajah

Virginia

1

1

Carricks

6

Webfoot

Canaan

Formosa

N

Kate Waters

5

Prince Arthur 1

S. Nicholson

17 7

William Davie 4

For H. M. Ships.

Letters.

Letter.

Audacious 8

Frolic

5

Lapwing

Letter.

1

Letters.

Victor Emanuel 2

Vigilant

Letter.

1

Fossio, Signora Maria, Buenos Ayres,

Hamberg, Walter, Newcastle, New South Wales,...1 Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson,

Kortmann, William, Rio de Janeiro,

Detained for Postage.

..1 Letter.

"}

..1

""

..1

Martin, Adolphe, Gabon, Afrique, Nielsen, Claus, Queensland, Brisbane, Rossi, Francisco E. Habana,

1 Letter.

1

""

1

22

ALFRED LISTER,

Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 31st December, 1875.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

UNT

its Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues-

day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HONGKONG, LIMITED,

Α

In Liquidation.

NOTICE.

LL Persons holding Warrants against un- claimed Dividends, Interest, or Bonus, are requested to present same for payment at the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank before the 1st April, 1876, otherwise their Claims will not be recognised.

ADOLF ANDR?,

F. D. SASSOON,

Liquidators.

Hongkong, 18th December, 1875.

NOTICE.

M

"R, CARL KREBS has been duly authorized to sign our Firm per procuration from this

day.

VIS

MELCHERS & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1876.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY

OF HONGKONG, LIMITED. In Liquidation.

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS.

First Dividend of One hundred Dollars

A (100) shore will be payable at the Offices of the Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, Hongkong, on and after January 1st, 1876, on which day, Shareholders are re- quested to apply for Warrants at the Company's Office, 48, Queen's Road, Victoria, producing at the same time their Scrip for endorsement.

The Transfer Books of the Company will be closed from the 15th to the 31st December, 1875, both days inclusive.

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Liquidators.

Hongkong, 13th November, 1875.

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SOIT

QUIMAL

DIE

ET

MON

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 2.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 8TH JANUARY, 1876.

VOL. XXII.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 13 of 1875.

THURSDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER, 1875.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the Administrator (JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN).

The Honourable the Chief Justice (SIR JOHN SMALE).

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary (CECIL CLEMENTI SMITH.)

The Honourable the Attorney General (JOHN BRAMSTON).

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Treasurer (CHARLES MAY).

The Honourable HENRY LOWCOCK.

The Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK.

ABSENT:

The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE, absent on leave.

The Honourable WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, absent from indisposition.

The Council meets this day at 2 P.M., pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the Meeting of Council held on Tuesday, the 23rd November, are read and confirmed.

The Council proceeds with the further consideration of Section 5 of the Magistrates' Ordinance Bill,

which is laid upon the Table in an amended form.

On the motion of the Chief Justice, Defamation is included among the Offences quoted, and other amendments having been made the clause is adopted.

The Bill is then read a third time and passed, bearing the Title of—An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend and consolidate the Laws concerning the jurisdiction of Magistrates over indictable offences and for other purposes,being "No. 16 of 1875."

His Excellency adjourns the Council sine die at 2.30 P.M.

Read and confirmed, this 7th Day of January, 1876.

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

A. E. KENNEDY, Governor.

Clerk of Councils.

No. 1.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Notice is hereby given that His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to recognise provisionally and until Her Majesty's pleasure may be known, A. G. ROMANO, Esquire, to be Acting Consul General for Portugal at this port, vice J. J. DOS REMEDIOS resigned.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

12

No. 2.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, San JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1876.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 52.

CHINA SEA.

AMOY DISTRICT.

Tsing-seu Lighthouse.

Notice is hereby given that the Tsing-seu Light, on the Northern slope of the Island at the er rance to the Outer Harbor of Amoy, was exhibited for the first time at sunset of the 13th December.

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The illuminating apparatus is fixed Dioptric of the Fourth Order, showing a red light from N. 1° E. to N. 57° W., a white light from N. 57° W. round by W. and S. to S. 50° E., and a red light from S. 50° E. to S. 89° E. The bearings are magnetic and taken from seaward.

The Light is elevated 130 feet above the level of the sea, and in clear weather, the white light should be visible at a distance of 15 nautical miles and the red light at 8.

The tower is octagonal, of stone and brick, 20 feet high, with a total height from its base to the lantern vane of 33 fect. The tower is painted in alternate red and white vertical stripes, and the dwellings white.

Approximate position :-Latitude, N. 24° 22′

Longitude, E. 118° 7

By order of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS, ENGINEER'S OFFICE, AMOY, 14th December, 1875. N.B.-The Tai-tan Island Light, No. 10, Third Issue of Chinese Lights, for 1874, will not be discontinued till further

notice.

No. 3.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    His Excellency Governor SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B., is pleased to direct that the Rates of Postage chargeable on letters forwarded by French Packet shall be lowered as follows, viz.:-

To or From Ports of Northern China and Japan, ...to 8 cents per oz. To India, Ceylon, Saigon, Pondicherry, and Aden,...to 12 cents per oz.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1876.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

    With reference to the above, it is suggested that the alterations of Postage notified be at once made with pen and ink in the Tables of Rates issued last month.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1876.

ALFRED LISTer,

Postmaster General.

No. 4.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following copy of a General Convention between the Governments of Great Britain and Tunis, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1876,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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No. 2.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, San JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1876.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 52.

CHINA SEA.

AMOY DISTRICT.

Tsing-seu Lighthouse.

Notice is hereby given that the Tsing-seu Light, on the Northern slope of the Island at the er rance to the Outer Harbor of Amoy, was exhibited for the first time at sunset of the 13th December.

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The illuminating apparatus is fixed Dioptric of the Fourth Order, showing a red light from N. 1° E. to N. 57° W., a white light from N. 57° W. round by W. and S. to S. 50° E., and a red light from S. 50° E. to S. 89° E. The bearings are magnetic and taken from seaward.

The Light is elevated 130 feet above the level of the sea, and in clear weather, the white light should be visible at a distance of 15 nautical miles and the red light at 8.

The tower is octagonal, of stone and brick, 20 feet high, with a total height from its base to the lantern vane of 33 fect. The tower is painted in alternate red and white vertical stripes, and the dwellings white.

Approximate position :-Latitude, N. 24° 22′

Longitude, E. 118° 7

By order of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS, ENGINEER'S OFFICE, AMOY, 14th December, 1875. N.B.-The Tai-tan Island Light, No. 10, Third Issue of Chinese Lights, for 1874, will not be discontinued till further

notice.

No. 3.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    His Excellency Governor SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B., is pleased to direct that the Rates of Postage chargeable on letters forwarded by French Packet shall be lowered as follows, viz.:-

To or From Ports of Northern China and Japan, ...to 8 cents per oz. To India, Ceylon, Saigon, Pondicherry, and Aden,...to 12 cents per oz.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1876.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

    With reference to the above, it is suggested that the alterations of Postage notified be at once made with pen and ink in the Tables of Rates issued last month.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1876.

ALFRED LISTer,

Postmaster General.

No. 4.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following copy of a General Convention between the Governments of Great Britain and Tunis, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1876,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1876.

GENERAL CONVENTION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND OF TUNIS.

Signed in the English and Arabic Languages, July 19, 1875.

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   The Government of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Most Serene Highness Mohammed Essaddock Bey, Lord of the Regency of Tunis, being desirous to maintain and improve the relations of friendship and commerce which have long subsisted between them and between British and Tunisian subjects, have resolved to proceed to a revision and improvement of the Treaties subsisting between the respective countries, in consequence of which the following stipulations have been entered into and concluded between His Most Serene Highness the Bey, and Richard Wood, Esquire, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Her Majesty's Agent and Consul-General, duly authorized to that effect.

ARTICLE I.

   Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland may appoint, besides her Political Agent, such Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Consular Agents in the Regency of Tunis as she may deer. necessary; and such Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Consular Agents shall be at liberty to reside in any of the seaports or cities of His Highness the Bey, which they or the British Govern- ment may choose and find most convenient for the affairs and service of Her Majesty, and for the assistance of her subjects.

ARTICLE II.

   Every mark of honour and respect shall at all times be paid, and every privilege and immunity allowed, to Her Majesty's Agent and Consul-General accredited to His Highness the Bey which is paid or allowed to the Representative of any other nation whatsoever; and respect and honour shall be shown to the British Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Consular Agents, who shall reside in the Regency of Tunis. Their houses and families shall be safe and protected. No one shall interfere with them, or commit any act of oppression or disrespect towards them, either by word or deed; and if any one should do so, the Tunisian authorities shall take immediate measures for the punishment of the offender. The British Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Consular Agents shall, moreover, continue to enjoy, in the most ample sense, all the privileges and immunities which are now or may be hereafter accorded to the Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Consular Agents of the most favoured nation.

ARTICLE III.

   The British Agent and Consul-General shall be at liberty to choose his own interpreters, brokers, guards, and servants, either from among the natives or others. His interpreters, brokers, guards, and servants shall be exempt from the conscription, and from payment of any poll-tax, forced contribution, or other similar or corresponding charge. In like manner, the Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Consular Agents residing at the Tunisian ports, under the orders of the said Agent and Consul-General, shall be at liberty to choose, that is to say, the Consuls, each one interpreter, one broker, two guards, and three servants; the Vice-Consuls and Consular Agents, each one interpreter, one broker, and one guard, and two servants, not being in the military service, who shall likewise be exempt from the conscription, from the payment of any poll-tax, forced contribution, or other similar or corresponding charge. No prohibition nor tax shall be put upon the provisions, furniture, or any other articles which may come to the said Agent and Consul-General, Consuls, or Vice-Consuls, for their own use and for the use of their families, upon their delivering to the Officer of the Customs a note under their hand, specifying the number of articles which they shall require to be passed on that ground, but this privilege shall only be accorded to Consular Officers who are not engaged in trade. If the service of their Sovereign should require their attendance in their own country, no impediment shall be offered to their departure, and no hindrance shall be offered either to themselves or their servants, or in regard to their property, but they shall be at liberty to go and come, respected and honoured. If they should depute another person to act for them in their absence, they shall not be prevented in any way from so doing, nor shall the deputy be prevented from acting in that capacity.

ARTICLE IV.

There shall be reciprocal freedom of commerce between the dominions of Her Majesty the Queen and the Regency of Tunis. British merchants or their agents and brokers shall be permitted to purchase at all places within the Regency, whether for the purposes of internal trade or of exporta- tion, all articles, without any exception whatsoever, being the produce or manufacture of the said Regency; and the purchaser shall be free to remove his goods, when purchased, from one place to another, without any attempt being made on the part of the Local Governors to interfere with them.

ARTICLE V.

   In accordance with the friendship which has at all times existed between the two Governments, His Highness the Bey engages to protect British subjects who may come to his country either for the purposes of trade or for travelling. They shall be free to travel or to reside in any part of the Regency

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without hindrance or molestation; and they shall be treated with respect, love, and honour. They shall be exempt from forced military service, whether by land or by sea; from, forced loans, and from every extraordinary contribution. Their dwellings and warehouses destined for the purposes of residence and commerce, as well as their property, both real and personal, of every kind, shall be respected, and, in particular, all the stipulations of the Convention concluded between Her Majesty's Government and His Highness the Bey on the 10th of October, 1863, relative to the permission granted to British subjects to hold real property in the Regency of Tunis, are hereby confirmed. And British subjects, vessels, commerce, and navigation shall enjoy, without any restriction or diminu- tion, all the privileges, favours, and immunities which are now or may hereafter be granted to the subjects, vessels, commerce, and navigation of any other nation whatever.

Her Britannic Majesty, on her part, engages to insure to Tunisian subjects, vessels, commerce, and navigation within her Dominions, the enjoyment of the same protection and privileges which are or may be enjoyed by the subjects, vessels, commerce, and navigation of the most favoured nation.

ARTICLE VI.

The perfect security which His Highness the Bey accords to the British merchants and subjects. who may reside in the Regency extends likewise to the free exercise of the rites of their religion. They shall be free to erect churches, upon the application of the British Agent and Consul-General to His Highness the Bey, who will grant the necessary permission. The British Cemetery of Saint George, and other burial places, now or hereafter to be established, shall be protected and respected as heretofore.

ARTICLE VII.

His Highness the Bey engages that he will not prohibit the importation into the Regency of any article the produce and manufacture of the dominions and possessions of Her Britannic Majesty, from whatever place arriving, and that the duties to be levied upon such articles of produce or manufacture so imported shall in no case exceed one fixed rate of eight per cent. ad valorem, to be calculated upon the value of such merchandize at the place of landing, or a specific duty, fixed by common consent, equivalent thereto.

Such articles, after paying eight per cent. import duty, shall not be subject to any other internal charge or impost whatsoever, whether the buyer be a Tunisian or a foreigner. And if such articles should not be sold for consumption in the Regency, but should be re-exported within the space of one year, the Administration of the Customs shall be bound, provided the bales or packages have not been opened, to restore, at the time of their re-exportation, the duty levied to the merchant, who shall be required first to furnish proofs that the goods so exported have paid the said import duty.

    After the expiration of one year the merchant shall be free to re-export his foreign goods without claiming the drawback, and the Custom-house shall not levy upon them any duty whatsoever on re-exportation.

    Should a British merchant or his agent desire to convey, by sea or by land, from one port or place to another port or place in the Regency of Tunis, goods upon which the ad valorem duty above mentioned has been already paid, such goods shall be subject to no further duty, either on their embarkation or disembarkation, provided they be accompanied by a certificate from the Tunisian Administrator of Customs that the duty has been paid.

    And it is moreover agreed that no other or higher duties shall be imposed on the importation of any article the produce or manufacture of one of the Contracting Parties into the country of the other, which shall not equally extend to the like articles being the produce or manufacture of any other country.

ARTICLE VIII.

    Vessels navigating under the British flag and vessels navigating under the Tunisian flag shall be free to carry on the coasting trade in the States and Dominions of the Contracting Parties. They shall enjoy the same rights and immunities as are enjoyed by national vessels, and they shall be free either to land a portion of their cargoes, or to embark goods, foreign or native, to complete their cargoes, in each other's ports, without being obliged in each case to procure any special license from the Local Authorities, or to pay any charges and dues that are not paid by national vessels.

The stipulations of this Article shall however, as regards the Colonial coasting trade, be deemed to extend only to the coasting trade of such of the Colonial possessions of Her Britannic Majesty as, under the provisions of the Act relating thereto, may have opened their coasting trade to foreign vessels.

ARTICLE IX.

    His Highness the Bey formally engages to abolish all monopolies of agricultural produce or of any other article whatsoever, save and except tobacco and salt, and save and except the fisheries, and the tannery of hides of oxen, camels, and horses.

British subjects, however, or their agents, buying or selling salt and tobacco in virtue of licenses. or permits for comsumption in the Regency of Tunis, shall be subject to the same regulations as the most favoured Tunisian subjects trading in the two articles aforesaid; and, furthermore, they shall be free to compete for, obtain, and exercise the right of fishery, subject to the local laws and regulations.

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ARTICLE X.

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   If British merchants or their agents in the Regency of Tunis should purchase any article of Tunisian produce or manufacture for internal consumption, the said merchants or their agents shall not pay, on the purchase and sale of such articles, any higher duties or charges than are paid, under similar circumstances, by the most favoured class of Tunisians or foreigners engaged in the internal trade of the Regency of Tunis. In like manner Tunisian merchants or their agents in the British dominions shall not pay on the purchase and sale of British produce or manufactures, for internal consumption in the said dominions, higher duties or charges than are paid by British subjects or the most favoured foreigners engaged in the internal trade of the said dominions, upon similar articles of produce or manufacture.

ARTICLE XI.

   If a British merchant or his agent shall purchase for exportation any article of Tunisian produce or manufacture, either at the place where such article is produced or in its transit from that place to another, upon which article of produce or manufacture the internal taxes known by the names of

Ushr,'

," "Kanoon," and "Mahsoulat," and others, have been already levied, such article of produce or manufacture shall be subject at the port of shipment to the payment of the export duty only, and the notarial fees and charges for measurement established by law.

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ARTICLE XII.

   In case of any dispute arising between the Custom-house and a merchant regarding the value to be put upon any merchandize or goods imported by him into the Regency to Tunis, the merchant shall be free to pay the duty in kind, in the most equitable manner.

   Should, however, the merchant be unable or unwilling to make use of the above faculty, the Custom-house shall have the right to purchase such merchandize or goods at the price at which the merchant has valued them, with an augmentation of 5 per cent.

   But should the foregoing two modes fail to solve the difficulty, His Highness the Bey and Her Majesty's Agent and Consul-General shall each name an arbitrator, being a merchant, and, in case of a divergence of opinion, the two arbitrators shall name an umpire, also a merchant, whose decision shall be final.

ARTICLE XIII.

   With a view to the encouragement of agriculture, His Highness the Bey furthermore engages to permit the importation, free of import duty and of every other internal charge, of agricultural implements and machinery, as well as of cattle and animals for the improvement of the native breeds, whenever such agricultural implements, machinery, cattle, and animals are proved to be for private use and not for purposes of trade, in which latter case they shall be subject to the payment of an import duty not exceeding 8 per cent.

ARTICLE XIV.

   In case the importation of foreign wheat, barley, and Indian corn should be rendered necessary in consequence of the failure of the crops, in consequence of famine or other causes, which God forbid, such foreign wheat, barley, and Indian corn shall be as heretofore exempt from the payment of any import duty, and shall be subject only to the payment of 20 karoobs (74d.) per kaffis.

   With the exception of the above three articles, all other foreign provisions, such as rice, lentils, beans, and other pulse known by the appellation of "Hashahesh" (dried vegetables) shall pay an import duty not exceeding eight per cent., but the importer or his agent shall be free to sell such provisions in retail or in any other manner without the payment of any other charge whatsoever.

ARTICLE XV.

It is understood between the Contracting Parties that the Tunisian Government reserves to itself the faculty and right of issuing a general prohibition against the importation into the Regency of gunpowder, unless Her Majesty's Agent and Consul-General shall think fit to apply for a special license, which license shall, in that case, be granted, provided no valid objection thereto can be alleged. Gunpowder, when allowed to be imported, shall be subject to a duty not exceeding eight per cent., and shall be liable to the following regulations:-

   1. It shall not be sold by subjects of Her Britannic Majesty in quantities exceeding the quantities prescribed by the local regulations.

   2. When a cargo, or a large quantity of gunpowder arrives in a Tunisian port on board a British vessel, such vessel shall be anchored at a particular spot, to be designated by the local authorities, and the gunpowder shall then be conveyed, under the inspection of such authorities, to dep?ts or fitting places, designated by the Government, to which the parties interested shall have access under due regulations.

   Gunpowder imported in contravention of the prohibition, or in the absence of the license afore- mentioned, shall be liable to confiscation, save and except small quantities of gunpowder for sporting reserved for private use, which shall not be subject to the regulations of the present Article.

Cannon, arms of war, or military stores, as well as anchors, masts, and chain cables, shall be imported free of duty, provided they are landed at the opened and recognized ports; provided, also, that previous to the landing of cannon the permission of the Government is obtained.

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ARTICLE XVI.

     The people of the Contracting Parties shall have the right to establish in each other's country commercial, industrial, and banking companies, co-operative, or mutual or shareholding associations, or any other association, whether between and amongst themselves, or between them and Tunisian subjects or subjects of any other Power: Provided the object of such companies and associations be lawful, and subject always to the laws of the country in which they shall be established.

     It is, however, understood, that no joint stock companies limited, whose capital is made up of nominal shares to bearer, and no anonymous association shall be established in their respective territories. without the authorization of the local Government.

ARTICLE XVII.

British subjects and Tunisian subjects shall be free to exercise in each other's country any art, profession, or industry; to establish manufactories, and factories, and to introduce steam machinery or machinery moved by any other power, without being subjected to any other formality or to the payment of higher or other taxes and imposts than those prescribed by the laws or municipal regulations, or which are paid by natives.

     It is understood that the manufactories and their appurtenances, being immovable property, shall be subject to the provisions of the Convention of the 10th October, 1863, relative to the permission granted to British subjects to hold real property in the Regency of Tunis.

ARTICLE XVIII.

No harbour, pilotage, light-house, or quarantine dues, or other local dues, shall be levied upon British vessels, which are not imposed upon Tunisian vessels or upon the vessels of the most favoured

nation.

If a British vessel shall enter a Tunisian port from stress of weather and depart, it shall not be subject to the payment of the aforesaid dues, but shall pay only the fee to the pilot, should a pilot be required. Should such vessel, however, visit a Tunisian port for the purpose of procuring water and of purchasing provisions, it shall pay only a portion, not exceeding half, of the harbour, pilotage, light- house, and quarantine or other local dues payable at the said port.

In like manner Tunisian vessels which shall visit any of the ports of Her Majesty's dominions shall pay only the harbour, quarantine, and other dues which are levied upon British vessels.

ARTICLE XIX.

The captains of merchant-vessels having goods on board destined for the Regency of Tunis shall, on their arrival at the port where such goods are to be landed, deposit in the Custom-house of such port a true copy of their manifest.

ARTICLE XX.

If a British subject be detected in smuggling into the Regency any description of goods or should be detected in embarking any goods, the produce of Tunis, for which he can exhibit no Custom-house permit, such goods shall be confiscated by the Tunisian Treasury, but a report or proc?s-verbal of the alleged contraband must, as soon as the said goods are seized by the authorities, be drawn up and communicated to the British Consular authorities, and no goods can be confiscated as contraband unless the fraud with regard to them shall be duly and legally proved.

It is stipulated that vessels navigating under the British flag shall submit to the regulations of the port; that such vessels, speronaras, boats, and the like craft shall not serve as dep?ts for merchandize; and that whenever their detention in the Tunisian ports shall exceed eight calendar months, they shall, when required to do so, give satisfactory explanations to the British Consular authority and to the Local Authorities in regard to the motive of their detention in such ports. Should such explanations be deemed unsatisfactory, the Custom-house may, with the consent of Her Majesty's Agent and Consul-General, place a guard on board for the prevention of fraud, the expenses for such guard being at the charge of the vessel.

ARTICLE XXI.

Should British subjects desire to embark in, or discharge goods from, any vessel, they can employ the Tunisian Custom-house boats, paying the usual charges for the use of such boats. They are free, however, to discharge their merchandize without using the Custom-house boats, in which case they will apprize the Administration of the Customs of it in writing, taking care to mention, on the arrival of each steamer or vessel having goods on board to their consignment, that they will be present them- selves, or be represented by their agents, to assist at the discharge of said goods. In case of their absence, however, the Custom-house will proceed to discharge their goods, rendering itself responsible as heretofore unless in a case of "force majeure." No sort of claim can be preferred by the consignee against the Custom-house on the plea that it had not the right to discharge his goods, seeing that the discharge is made with the sanction of the master of the vessel, and not with that of the Custom-house.

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Every consignee who discharges his goods after making the demand in writing, will provide himself with a Custom-house officer, who will accompany him to the vessel and return with him to the Custom-house. The fee to the Custom-house officer shall be paid by the merchant.

ARTICLE XXII.

Whenever the Tunisian Government shall temporarily prohibit the exportation of wheat, barley, cattle, or any other article of native produce, such prohibition shall not come into operation until three months after official notification shall have been given, and shall apply only to the specific article or articles mentioned in the Decree enacting the prohibition.

ARTICLE XXIII.

    No British subject, nor any person under British protection, shall, in the Regency of Tunis, b? made liable to pay a debt due from another person of his nation unless he shall have made himself responsible or guarantee for the debtor by a valid document. Neither shall any British subject be compelled to sell anything to, or to buy anything from, a Tunisian without his own free will. The seller shall be obliged to deliver up to the purchaser only that portion of the goods which he voluntarily sold to him, and he purchaser shall have no claim or right upon the remaining portion of such goods or merchandize.

    In like manner, no Tunisian subject in the Dominions of the Queen of Great Britain shall be made liable to pay a debt due from another person of his nation to a British subject, unless he shall have made himself responsible or guarantee for the debtor by a valid document.

ARTICLE XXIV.

    In all criminal cases and complaints where the prosecutor and prisoner are British subjects, and in all civil differences, disputes, or litigation which may occur between British subjects exclusively, the Agent and Consul-General, Consul, or other British authority, shall be sole judge or arbiter. No one shall interfere, but they shall be amenable to the British Consular Courts only.

All civil differences, disputes, or litigations between British subjects and the subjects of any foreign country other than Great Britain, shall be decided solely in the Tribunals of the foreign Consuls, according to the usages heretofore established, or which may hereafter be arranged between such Consuls, without the interference of the Tunisian Courts or Government.

ARTICLE XXV.

    Disputes and differences arising between a British and a Tunisian subject, whether the British subject is plaintiff or defendant, of a commercial and civil nature (criminal and correctional excepted), shall be settled by His Highness the Bey, or his delegate, in the presence and with the concurrence of the British Consul-General or Consul.

    It is likewise agreed that, should any new procedure differing from the above, be adopted and applied at present, or in future, in the treatment of any other nation, the British subjects, without exception, shall be entitled to the enjoyment thereof, whenever Her Majesty's Government shall request it.

It is, however, understood that, if Mixed Courts should be at any time established in Tunis with the assent and approval of Her Majesty's Government, in that case all civil and commercial suits and disputes arising between. British and Tunisian subjects shall be heard and determined by such Mixed Courts and Tribunals, according to the rules and procedure that may be agreed upon between the Contracting Parties.

ARTICLE XXVI.

    The cognizance of crimes committed by British subjects in the Tunisian territory, as well as all contraventions of the police, and other regulations, shall dovolve upon the Consul-General or Consul; and the punishment thereof shall be applied by the said Consul-General or Consul, in concurrence with His Highness the Bey. In case the criminal or offender should escape from the Consular, or other prison, the Consul-General or Consul shall not be held responsible in any manner whatsoever.

ARTICLE XXVII.

    No quittance or receipt presented by a British subject to a Court, purporting to be a discharge of a debt which he has contracted towards a Tunisian subject, shall be held as a legal and a valid discharge, unless he can show that such quittance or receipt is under the handwriting, seal, or signature of the Tunisian subject, or duly executed by native notaries, and attested by the Cadi or the Governor of the place. And in like manner no quittance or receipt presented by a Tunisian subject, purporting to be a discharge of a debt which he has contracted towards a British subject, shall be held as a legal and valid discharge or his debt, unless he can show that such quittance or discharge is under the handwriting, signature, or mark of the British subject, duly attested by the Consul, or unless the discharge is drawn up by two notaries and attested by the British Consul.

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ARTICLE XXVIII.

    Should any Tunisian subject be found guilty before the Tunisian Courts of procuring false evidence to the injury or prejudice of a British subject, he shall be severely punished by the Tunisian Government. In like manner, the competent British Consular authorities shall severely punish, according to English law, any British subject who may be convicted of the same offence against a Tunisian subject.

ARTICLE XXIX.

If, at any time, Her Majesty's Agent and Consul-General, Consul, Vice-Consul, or Consular Agent, should require the assistance of soldiers, guards, armed boats, or other aid for the purpose of arresting or transporting any British subject, the Tunisian authorities shall immediately comply with the demand, on payment of the usual fees given on such occasions by Tunisian subjects.

ARTICLE XXX.

If a ship belonging to the Queen of Great Britain, or to any of Her subjects, should be wrecked or stranded on any part of the coast of the Regency of Tunis, the Tunisian authorities within whose jurisdiction the accident may occur shall, in accordance with the rules of friendship, respect her and assist her in all her wants. They shall allow and enable the master to take such steps as he may think necessary or desirable, and shall take immediate steps for the protection of her crew and of her cargo, and of any goods, papers, or other articles which may be saved from her at the time of the wreck or afterwards; and, moreover, they shall lose no time in informing the nearest British authority of the accident. They shall deliver over to him, without exception or loss, all the cargo, goods, papers, and articles which have been saved and preserved from the wreck, and they shall likewise furnish the master and the crew of the wrecked ship with such victuals and provisions as they may require, for which they shall receive payment. For their friendly aid and services in protecting, saving, preserving, and restoring to the British Consular authorities the goods and contents saved through their exertions from the wrecked vessel, or any portion thereof, they shall be entitled to such an amount of salvage as Her Majesty's Agent and Consul-General and the Chief Tunisian authority on the spot shall judge a fair compensation for their services. The master and crew shall be at liberty to proceed to any place they please, and at any time they may think proper, without any hindrance.

In like manner, the ships of His Highness the Bey, or of Tunisian subjects, shall be assisted and protected in the dominions of the Queen of Great Britain as though they were British ships and shall be subject only to the same lawful charges of salvage to which British ships, under similar circumstances, are liable.

ARTICLE XXXI.

Should, however (which God forbid), the crew or any portion of the crew of a wrecked or stranded British vessel be murdered by the natives, or its cargo, or any part of its cargo or contents, be stolen by them, the Tunisian Government binds itself to take the most prompt and energetic measures for It, moreover, seizing the marauders or robbers, in order to proceed to their severe punishment. engages to make the most diligent search for the recovery and restitution of the stolen property; and whatever compensation for the damage done to individuals or to their effects, under similar circumstances, is granted, or may hereafter be granted to the subjects of the most favoured nation, or the equivalent of it, shall be also accorded to the subjects of the Queen of Great Britain.

ARTICLE XXXII.

It is agreed and covenanted that if any of the crew of Her Majesty's ships of war or of British merchant-vessels, of whatever nationality they may be, borne on the papers of said ships, shall desert within any port in the Regency of Tunis, the authorities of such port or territory shall be bound to give every assistance in their power for the apprehension of such deserters, on the application of the British authority. In like manner, if any of the crew of the ships of His Highness the Bey, or of Tunisian merchant-vessels, not being slaves, shall desert in any of the ports or harbours, within the dominions of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, the authorities of such ports or harbour shall give every assistance in their power for the apprehension of such deserters on the application of the Commanding Officer, Captain, or any other Tunisian authority, and no person whatsoever shall protect or harbour such deserters.

ARTICLE XXXIII.

   The ships of war belonging to Her Majesty the Queen, and the ships belonging to His Highness the Bey, shall have free liberty to use the ports of each country for washing, cleansing, and repairing any of their defects, and to buy for their use any sort of provisions alive or dead, or any other necessaries, at the market price, without paying custom to any officer.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1876.

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And it is moreover agreed that, whenever any of Her Majesty's ships of war shall arrive in the Bay of Tunis and shall fire a salute of twenty-one guns, the Castle of the Goletta, or the Tunisian ships of war, shall return the same number of guns as the Royal salute to Her Majesty's colours, according to ancient usage.

ARTICLE XXXIV.

    The Government of the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in consideration of the sincere friendship that has at all times existed between Her Majesty and His Highness the Bey, agrees that Tunisian ships and cargoes shall be received at the ports and harbours of the British dominions upon the same footing as British vessels and cargoes.

ARTICLE XXXV.

British vessels arriving in any of the Tunisian ports for the purpose of trade or by reason of stress of weather, or to repair damages, shall not be compelled to discharge their cargoes or any portion of their cargoes, and they shall not be made to change their destination or to receive any passengers on board unless it be with their own free will, but they shall be respected, and they shall be allowed to depart without any hindrance. Should they be compelled to land their cargoes, or a portion thereof, in order to effect repairs, they shall also be permitted to re-embark such goods free of any duty or charge whatsoever.

Tunisian vessels shall receive the like friendly treatment in ports and harbours of the British dominions.

ARTICLE XXXVI.

If any

      British subject should die in any place or territory appertaining to His Highness the Bey, no Governor or other Tunisian officer shall, on any pretence whatsoever, take possession or dispose of, or interfere with the goods and property of the deceased, but such goods and property, of whatever description, may be taken possession of by his heirs, or by the British Consular authority, without any hindrance or impediment whatsoever on the part of such Governor or Tunisian officer.

If, however, a British subject should die at a place where there is no British Consul, or whilst travelling, in such a case the Tunisian authorities of the place where he died shall be bound to preserve and protect his goods and effects: they shall make, with the assistance of notaries, a faithful inventory of them, which inventory they shall lose no time in sending to the nearest Governor of a place where an English Consul resides.

Should the deceased British subject leave behind him debts due from him to a native, the Cousul- General or his deputy shall assist the creditor in the recovery of his claim upon the estate of the deceased; and, likewise, if the deceased should leave behind debts due to him from Tunisians, the Governor, or those who have such power, shall compel the debtors to pay what is due by them to the Consul- General or his deputy, for the benefit of the estate of the deceased.

ARTICLE XXXVII.

    The British Government and His Highness the Bey, moved by sentiments of humanity and having regard to the free institutions which, under Providence, their respective countries happily enjoy, mutu- ally engage to do all in their power for the suppression of slavery. Whilst, on the one part, the Bri- trish Government engage not to relax their efforts with friendly powers for the prevention of the bar- barous traffic in human beings, and for the emancipation of slaves, His Highness the Bey especially engages, on the other, to cause the Declaration of Moharem, 1262 (23rd January, 1846), abolishing for ever slavery in the Regency, to be obeyed and respected, and to use his utmost efforts to discover and punish all persons within his Regency who contravene or act contrary thereto.

ARTICLE XXXVIII.

    The British Government and His Highness the Bey engage to do all in their power for the suppression of piracy; and His Highness especially engages to use his utmost efforts to discover and punish all persons on his coasts or within his territory who may be guilty of that crime, and to aid the British Government in so doing.

ARTICLE XXXIX.

    Privateering is now and for ever abolished: His Highness the Bey being desirous to maintain inviolable the neutrality of the Regency of Tunis, it has been established and agreed that, in case of war or hostilities, he shall not permit the enemies of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain to fit out privateers in the ports of the Regency, or to sail from them to prey upon the ships and commerce of her subjects; and it is moreover established that His Highness shall not permit or tolerate in the Regency of Tunis the sale of any prize whatsoever which shall have belonged or may belong to the belligerents.

The Queen of Great Britain will cause to be observed the same rules of neutrality towards Tuni- sian ships and subjects in all the seaports of Her Majesty's dominions.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1876.

ARTICLE XL.

In order that the two Contracting Parties may have the opportunity of hereafter treating and agreeing upon such other arrangements as may tend still further to the improvement of their mutual intercourse, and to the advancement of the interests of their respective people, it is agreed that at any time after the expiration of seven years from the date of the present Convention of Commerce and Navigation, either of the High Contracting Parties shall have the right to call upon the other to enter upon a revision of the same; but until such revision shall have been accomplished by common consent, and a new Convention shall have been concluded and put into operation, the present Convention shall continue and remain in full force and effect.

ARTICLE XLI.

If any doubt should arise with regard to the interpretation or the application of any of the stipu- lations of the present Convention, it is agreed that in Tunis the interpretation the most favourable to British subjects shall be given, and in Her Majesty's dominions that most favourable to Tunisians. It is not pretended by any of the foregoing Articles to stipulate for more than the plain and fair construction of the terms employed, nor to preclude in any manner the Tunisian Government from the exercise of its rights of internal Administration where the exercise of those rights does not evi- dently infringe upon the privileges accorded by the present Convention to British subjects or British

commerce.

ARTICLE XLII.

The stipulations of the present Convention shall come into immediate operation and shall be subs- tituted for the stipulations of all preceding Treaties between Great Britain and Tunis, with the excep- tion of the Convention of the 10th of October, 1863, already referred to in Article XVII preceding, which is renewed and confirmed.

3.

This Convention has been written in triplicate, consisting in forty-two Articles, besides the intro- duction, and contained in the preceding forty-three pages, to be signed by both parties, and to be exe- cuted in the manner explained and clearly set forth in its several provisions, having for object the duration, confirmation, and maintenance of amity between them.

   Dated Monday, the sixteenth day of Gumad-el-Thany, 1292 of the Hegira, corresponding to the nineteenth of July, 1875.

(L.S.)

RICHARD WOOD.

(L.S.)

MUHAMMAD AS-SADIG PASHA,

Bey.

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No. 5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following copy of a letter from the Board of Trade, enclosing a copy of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1875, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1876.

The Board of Trade to the Colonial Office.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

(Copy.)

BOARD OF TRADE, WHITEHALL Gardens,

11th August, 1875.

   SIR, I am directed by the Board of Trade to enclose a copy of "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1875," and to request your attention to the 3rd Section of this Act relating to the vlere of grain and other seeds or nuts in British Ships.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1876.

ARTICLE XL.

In order that the two Contracting Parties may have the opportunity of hereafter treating and agreeing upon such other arrangements as may tend still further to the improvement of their mutual intercourse, and to the advancement of the interests of their respective people, it is agreed that at any time after the expiration of seven years from the date of the present Convention of Commerce and Navigation, either of the High Contracting Parties shall have the right to call upon the other to enter upon a revision of the same; but until such revision shall have been accomplished by common consent, and a new Convention shall have been concluded and put into operation, the present Convention shall continue and remain in full force and effect.

ARTICLE XLI.

If any doubt should arise with regard to the interpretation or the application of any of the stipu- lations of the present Convention, it is agreed that in Tunis the interpretation the most favourable to British subjects shall be given, and in Her Majesty's dominions that most favourable to Tunisians. It is not pretended by any of the foregoing Articles to stipulate for more than the plain and fair construction of the terms employed, nor to preclude in any manner the Tunisian Government from the exercise of its rights of internal Administration where the exercise of those rights does not evi- dently infringe upon the privileges accorded by the present Convention to British subjects or British

commerce.

ARTICLE XLII.

The stipulations of the present Convention shall come into immediate operation and shall be subs- tituted for the stipulations of all preceding Treaties between Great Britain and Tunis, with the excep- tion of the Convention of the 10th of October, 1863, already referred to in Article XVII preceding, which is renewed and confirmed.

3.

This Convention has been written in triplicate, consisting in forty-two Articles, besides the intro- duction, and contained in the preceding forty-three pages, to be signed by both parties, and to be exe- cuted in the manner explained and clearly set forth in its several provisions, having for object the duration, confirmation, and maintenance of amity between them.

   Dated Monday, the sixteenth day of Gumad-el-Thany, 1292 of the Hegira, corresponding to the nineteenth of July, 1875.

(L.S.)

RICHARD WOOD.

(L.S.)

MUHAMMAD AS-SADIG PASHA,

Bey.

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No. 5.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following copy of a letter from the Board of Trade, enclosing a copy of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1875, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1876.

The Board of Trade to the Colonial Office.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

(Copy.)

BOARD OF TRADE, WHITEHALL Gardens,

11th August, 1875.

   SIR, I am directed by the Board of Trade to enclose a copy of "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1875," and to request your attention to the 3rd Section of this Act relating to the vlere of grain and other seeds or nuts in British Ships.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1876.

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  I am to suggest that a copy of this Act should be sent to the Governors of all Colonies from which grain is shipped.

  I am further to suggest that instructions may be given to cause an immediate report to be sent to the Board of Trade of any case in which grain, &c., is shipped in British Vessels in contravention of the Act, and in such a manner as to endanger human life.

The Under Secretary of State Colonial Office.

I have, &c.,

(Signed)

THOMAS GRAY.

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CHAPTER 88.

An Act to make provision for giving further powers to the Board of Trade

for stopping unseaworthy Ships.

BE

[13th August 1875.]

E it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Par- liament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

A.D. 1875.

powers of officers

  1. The Board of Trade may forthwith and from time to time by special order Appointment and appoint a sufficient number of fit and proper persons, from their own staff or otherwise, having authority to to be officers having authority to detain unseaworthy ships, and may from time to time detain unseaworthy revoke such appointment.

any

If any officer so appointed has reason to believe upon inspection or otherwise that any British ship is by reason of the defective condition of her hull, equipments, or machinery, or by reason of overloading or improper loading, unfit to proceed to sea without serious danger to human life, he may order that the ship be detained for the purpose of being surveyed.

Any such order shall have the same effect as if it were an order of the Board of Trade under section twelve of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1873.

For the purpose of ascertaining whether a British ship is fit to proceed to sea, any officer so appointed may go on board the ship and inspect the same, or any part thereof, or any of the machinery, boats, equipments, or other articles on board thereof, not unnecessarily detaining or delaying her from proceeding on her voyage; and any person who wilfully impedes him in the execution of his duty shall be liable to the same penalties, and may be dealt with in the same manner as if the officer were an inspector appointed by the Board of Trade under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1854.

  When any officer so appointed orders a ship to be detained, he shall forthwith report his proceedings to the Board of Trade.

An officer so appointed shall receive such remuneration for his services under this Act as the Treasury from time to time direct, and such remuneration shall be paid out of moneys to be provided by Parliament.

ships.

2. Whenever a complaint is made to the Board of Trade or to any officer so Ship to be detained appointed by one fourth of the seamen belonging to any British ship, that the ship is on complaint of crew. by reason of the defective condition of her hull, equipments, or machinery, or by reason of overloading or improper loading, unfit to proceed to sea without serious danger to human life, it shall be the duty of the Board or officer, as the case may be, if the com- plaint is made within time sufficient for that purpose before the sailing of the ship, without requiring any security for the payment of costs and expenses, to take proper steps for ascertaining whether the ship ought to be detained for the purpose of being surveyed under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1873.

  3. From and after the first day of October one thousand eight hundred and seventy- Cargo of grain, &c. five, no cargo of which more than one third consists of any kind of grain, corn, rice, paddy, pulse, seeds, nuts, or nut kernels, shall be carried on board any British ship, unless such grain, corn, rice, paddy, pulse, seeds, nuts, or nut kernels be contained in bags, sacks, or barrels, or secured from shifting by boards, bulkheads, or otherwise. This section shall not apply to any grain shipped previous to the first October one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five.

  The master of any British ship who shall knowingly allow any cargo or part of a cargo to be shipped therein for carriage contrary to the provisions of this section shall fe over such offence incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred pounds.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1876.

   Penalties on sending 4. Section eleven of "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1871," shall be repealed, and unseaworthy ships in lieu thereof it shall be enacted:--

to sea.

Marking of deck lines.

Statement of load- line.

1. Every person who sends a ship to sea in such unseaworthy state that the life of any person would be likely to be thereby endangered, and the managing owner of any British ship so sent to sea from any port in the United Kingdom, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, unless he prove that he used all reasonable means to ensure her being sent to sea in a seaworthy state, or prove that her going to sea in such unseaworthy state was, under the circumstances, reasonable and justifiable; and, for the purpose of giving such proof, such person may give evidence in the same manner as any other witness:

2. Every person who attempts or is party to any attempt to send to sea any ship in such unseaworthy state that the life of any person would be likely to be thereby endangered, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, unless he give such proof as aforesaid, and for the purpose of giving such proof such person may give evidence as aforesaid:

3. Every master of a British ship who knowingly takes the same to sea in such unseaworthy state that the life of any person would be likely to be thereby endangered shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, unless he prove that her going to sea in such unseaworthy state was, under the circuinstances, reasonable and justifiable, and for the purpose of giving such proof such person may give

evidence as aforesaid:

4. The owner of every British ship shall from time to time register at the custom house of the port in the United Kingdom at which such ship is registered the name of the managing owner of such ship, and if there be no managing owner, then of the person to whom the management of the ship is entrusted by and on behalf of the owner; and in case the owner fail or neglect to register the name of such managing owner or manager as aforesaid he shall be liable, or if there be more owners than one, each owner shall be liable in proportion to his interest in the ship, to a penalty not exceeding in the whole five hundred pounds each time that the said ship leaves any port in the United Kingdom, after the first day of November one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, without the name being duly registered as aforesaid:

5. The term "managing owner" in sub-section one shall include every person so registered as managing owner or as having the management of the ship for and on behalf of the owner:

6. No prosecution under this section shall be instituted except by or with the con-

sent of the Board of Trade:

7. No misdemeanor under this section shall be punishable upon summary conviction. Provided that the repeal enacted by this section shall not affect any punishment in- curred or to be incurred in respect of any offence against the enactment hereby repealed, or any legal proceeding in respect of any such punishment, and any such legal proceed- ing may be carried on as if this Act had not passed.

5. Every British ship registered on or after the first day of November one thou- sand eight hundred and seventy-five shall before registry, and every British ship regis- tered before that day shall, on or before that day, be permanently and conspicuously marked with lines of not less than twelve inches in length and one inch in breadth, painted longitudinally on each side amidships, or as near thereto as is practicable, and indicating the position of each deck which is above water.

The upper edge of each of these lines shall be level with the upper side of the deck plank next the waterway at the place of marking.

The lines shall be white or yellow on a dark ground, or black on a light ground. Provided that—

(1.) This section shall not apply to ships employed in the coasting trade or

in fishing, nor to pleasure yachts; and

(2.) If a registered British ship is rot within a British port of registry at any time before the first day of November one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, she shall be marked as by this section required within one month after her next return to a British port of registry subsequent to that date.

6. With respect to the marking of a load-line on British ships, the following pro- visions shall have effect:

(1.) From and after the first day of November one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five the owner of every British ship shall, before entering his ship outwards from any port in the United Kingdom upon any voyage for which he is required so to enter her, or if that is not practicable, as soon after as may be,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1876.

mark upon each of her sides amidships, or as near thereto as is practicable, in white or yellow on a dark ground, or in black on a light ground, a circular disc, twelve inches in diameter, with a horizontal line cighteen inches in length, drawn through its centre:

(2.) The centre of this disc shall indicate the maximum load-line in salt water to

which the owner intends to load the ship for that voyage:

(3.) He shall also, upon so entering her, insert in the form of entry delivered to the collector or other principal officer of customs, a statement in writing of the distance in feet and inches between the centre of this disc and the upper edge of each of the lines indicating the position of the ship's decks which is above that centre:

(4.) If default is made in delivering this statement in the case of any ship, any

officer of customs may refuse to enter the ship outwards:

(5.) The master of the ship shall enter a copy of this statement in the agreement with the crew before it is signed by any member of the crew, and no superintendent of any mercantile marine office shall proceed with the engagement of the crew until this entry is made:

(6.) The master of the ship shall also enter a copy of this statement in the official

log book:

7.) When a ship has been marked as by this section required, she shall be kept

on ships.

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so marked until her next return to a port of discharge in the United Kingdom. 7. Any owner or master of a British ship who neglects to cause his ship to be Penalty for offences marked as by this Act required, or to keep her so marked, and any person who in relation to marks conceals, removes, alters, defaces, or obliterates, or suffers any person under his control to conceal, remove, alter, deface, or obliterate any of the said marks, except in the event of the particulars thereby denoted being lawfully altered, or except for the purpose of escaping capture by an enemy, shall for each offence incur a penalty not exceeding one hundred pounds.

    If any of the marks required by this Act is in any respect inaccurate, so as to be likely to mislead, the owner of the ship shall incur a penalty not exceeding one hundred pounds.

taken against the

    8. Where a claim of compensation under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1873, is Proceedings may be made against the Board of Trade, and liability to pay compensation, or the amount Board of Trade by thereof is in dispute, proceedings may be taken against the Board of Trade by action action against the against the principal secretary thereof as nominal defendant.

principal secretary.

owner to crew.

    9. In every contract of service, express or implied, between the owner of a ship Liability of ship- and the master or any seaman thereof, and in every instrument of apprenticeship whereby any person is bound to serve as an apprentice on board any ship, there shall be implied, notwithstanding any agreement to the contrary, an obligation on the part of the owner of the ship to the master, seaman, or apprentice, that the owner of the ship, his agents and servants, shall use all reasonable efforts to insure the seaworthiness. of the ship for the voyage at the commencement thereof, and to keep her in a seaworthy condition during the voyage.

    Provided that nothing in this section shall make the owner of a ship liable for the death of or any injury to a master, seaman, or apprentice belonging to any ship when caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of a seaman or apprentice belonging to the same ship, in any case where he would not otherwise be so liable.

    10. This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping Act, 1875, and shall be construed as one with the Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, and the Acts amending the same, and the said Acts and this Act may be cited collectively as the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1854 to 1875.

Short title.

    11. This Act shall continue in force until the first day of October one thousand Duration of Act. eight hundred and seventy-six.

No. 6.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Schedule, received from Mr. STEWART, Inspector of Schools, of the results of examinations conducted according to the scheme for Grants-in-aid, as notified in Government Notification No. 71 of the 26th April, 1873, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1876.

mark upon each of her sides amidships, or as near thereto as is practicable, in white or yellow on a dark ground, or in black on a light ground, a circular disc, twelve inches in diameter, with a horizontal line cighteen inches in length, drawn through its centre:

(2.) The centre of this disc shall indicate the maximum load-line in salt water to

which the owner intends to load the ship for that voyage:

(3.) He shall also, upon so entering her, insert in the form of entry delivered to the collector or other principal officer of customs, a statement in writing of the distance in feet and inches between the centre of this disc and the upper edge of each of the lines indicating the position of the ship's decks which is above that centre:

(4.) If default is made in delivering this statement in the case of any ship, any

officer of customs may refuse to enter the ship outwards:

(5.) The master of the ship shall enter a copy of this statement in the agreement with the crew before it is signed by any member of the crew, and no superintendent of any mercantile marine office shall proceed with the engagement of the crew until this entry is made:

(6.) The master of the ship shall also enter a copy of this statement in the official

log book:

7.) When a ship has been marked as by this section required, she shall be kept

on ships.

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so marked until her next return to a port of discharge in the United Kingdom. 7. Any owner or master of a British ship who neglects to cause his ship to be Penalty for offences marked as by this Act required, or to keep her so marked, and any person who in relation to marks conceals, removes, alters, defaces, or obliterates, or suffers any person under his control to conceal, remove, alter, deface, or obliterate any of the said marks, except in the event of the particulars thereby denoted being lawfully altered, or except for the purpose of escaping capture by an enemy, shall for each offence incur a penalty not exceeding one hundred pounds.

    If any of the marks required by this Act is in any respect inaccurate, so as to be likely to mislead, the owner of the ship shall incur a penalty not exceeding one hundred pounds.

taken against the

    8. Where a claim of compensation under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1873, is Proceedings may be made against the Board of Trade, and liability to pay compensation, or the amount Board of Trade by thereof is in dispute, proceedings may be taken against the Board of Trade by action action against the against the principal secretary thereof as nominal defendant.

principal secretary.

owner to crew.

    9. In every contract of service, express or implied, between the owner of a ship Liability of ship- and the master or any seaman thereof, and in every instrument of apprenticeship whereby any person is bound to serve as an apprentice on board any ship, there shall be implied, notwithstanding any agreement to the contrary, an obligation on the part of the owner of the ship to the master, seaman, or apprentice, that the owner of the ship, his agents and servants, shall use all reasonable efforts to insure the seaworthiness. of the ship for the voyage at the commencement thereof, and to keep her in a seaworthy condition during the voyage.

    Provided that nothing in this section shall make the owner of a ship liable for the death of or any injury to a master, seaman, or apprentice belonging to any ship when caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of a seaman or apprentice belonging to the same ship, in any case where he would not otherwise be so liable.

    10. This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping Act, 1875, and shall be construed as one with the Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, and the Acts amending the same, and the said Acts and this Act may be cited collectively as the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1854 to 1875.

Short title.

    11. This Act shall continue in force until the first day of October one thousand Duration of Act. eight hundred and seventy-six.

No. 6.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Schedule, received from Mr. STEWART, Inspector of Schools, of the results of examinations conducted according to the scheme for Grants-in-aid, as notified in Government Notification No. 71 of the 26th April, 1873, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

SCHOOLS.

GRANTS-IN-AID.

SCHEDULE OF RESULTS OF EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED ACCORDING TO THE SCHEME OF GRANTS-IN-AID NOTIFIED IN GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION OF 26TH APRIL, 1873.

NO. OF SCHOLARS PASSED. NO. OF SCHOLARS FAILED.

SUM TO WHICH THE SCHOOL

IS ENTITLED.

GRANT-IN-AID.

*CLASS OF SCHOOL.

No. OF SCHOLARS

PRESENTED.

Standard 1.

Standard 2.

Standard 3.

Standard 4.

Standard 5.

Standard 6.

Standard 1.

Standard 2.

Standard 3.

Standard 4.

Standard 5.

Standard 6.

TOTAL TOTAL

PASSED. FAILED.

Standard 1.

Standard 2.

Standard 3.

Standard 4.

Standard 5.

Standard 6.

Needle

ASSISTANT

EXA-

MINER'S

FEE.

Το

Το

1875. 1874. TOTAL TOTAL GRANT- GRANT- IN-AID. IN-AID.

REMARKS.

Work.

Teacher. Manager.

€2

A

TA

1

2

45

4

...

+

-

6

40

60 48

84

TA

:

0

*A

$

$

59.50

178.50

238.00

118.00

:

3 3

Q

2

Q

4

1

11

4

***

2

1

18

11

4 24

60 40

24.50

73.50

98.00

:

29

18

26 16

40 12

16

:

1

44

6

8

20160

?

16

1

N

4

1

37

8

8 20

60 42

72

27

:

1115

3

6

3

8

1

33

21

18

36

48 40 9 10

OON 2

13.75

? 96.25

110.00

84.00

215.00

52.50

157.50

210.00

226.00

:

84.50

15.00

78.38

235.12

328.50 299.00

*In each Class of School there are Six Standards. The grant for each of these Standards is dif- ferent in each Class, the 1st Class receiving the lowest.

+$13.75 of this was for- feited to the School by

40.25

120.75

161.00

193.00

:

a Teacher who was dis- missed.

1

Co

...

...

3

3

:

:

CO

24

4

30

20

10

12

42.00

28.50

85.50

114.00

76.00

15

20

8

15

28.00

17.88

53.62

71.50

71.50

...

20

18 16

5 18

21

42.00

30.00

90.00

120.00

109.00

St. Stephen's,..........

I 49

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24

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUAR?, 1876.

No. 174.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TM JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

25

Notice is hereby given, that Tenders for the Privilege of preparing and selling Prepared Opium within the Colony for the term of Three Years, from the 1st March next, under the Provisions of Ordinance No. 2 of 1858, will be received at this Office, until Noon on Monday, the 24th January, 1876.

Every Tender should specify the amount per mensem for the period above-mentioned.

   Each Person tendering must produce a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the Sum of $5,000 as a pledge of the bona fides of his offer, which Sum shall be forfeited to the Crown, if such Person shall fail to carry out his Tender.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th September, 1875.

NOTICE.

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

   Notice is hereby given, that the Crown Rents for the half-year ending 25th December, 1875, should be paid into the Treasury on or before the 15th January, 1876.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 13th December, 1875.

NOTICE.

C. MAY,

Acting Colonial Treasurer.

   Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water, and Fire Brigade Rates, are hereby informed that the Rates for the First Quarter of the year 1876, are payable in advance, during and within the Month of January next.

   It is particularly requested that such Rates may be paid before the 31st of January, as after that date application will be made to the Supreme Court for the recovery of arrears.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 31st December, 1875.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

C. MAY, Acting Colonial Treasurer.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 7th January, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Arold, P. F. Anderson, Capt. 1 Angiolo, Lazerinil Avery, Montaguel

Carson, D. Civetta, J. Cruz, Manoel

8

45

Greham, W. Gonzalez, Felipe

1

Letters. Papers.

Lawson, Robert 3

Lotters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

1

Lee Afoong, Mrs.1. Lee, E.

1

Maria

Hughes, Charles1

Leong Weng

Cruz, de la J.

1

Ho Cheaw Chia 2

Choon

Purdie, W. L. } 1

Place, Joseph E. Profumo, Luis 1 Parker, Edward 1

Pinto, Andr? C. 1

1

Sevilla, Juan

Pastor Silva, Avelina dal

1

Tiang, Pean

Baldwin, Miss

Lucy H.

1

Chun Loong

1

Howard, G.

1

Tirudo, Ricardo 1

Hutchinson,

Morris, T. T. 1

Baylis, Wm.

I

1

Dowson, Hon.

R. W.

Begna, A. Mr. 2

Miura, Madme. 1 regd.

Quan Q. Hay

2

Richard

Barker, Monsr. 1

Dawes, George 2

Hagen, T.,

Capt.

1

McFarlane,

John

}

Wanch, Monsr. 1 Wilkinson & Co.1

Barr, C.

1

Dawson, Miss 1

1

Roberton, Jas. 3 Rusk, Madme. 1

Becke, F. G.

1

Irons, Wm. C. F.1

Beazley, Mrs. 2

Favre, Clement I

Baten, Mrs.

Nagel, J. L. Niccolopoloo

Wols, Louis Wilson, James Warren, H.

1

14

1

Schultze, E. H. 1

1

Fricake, J. A.

1

Jeffory, Stephen 1

Share, Henry J. 1

Johnson, Mrs. A.1

Cook, B.

1

Cousins, A.W.0.1 18

Goddard, T. Getley, A.

1

3

2 King, H. S.

Poynter, J.

Paack, Ferd. J. 1 Pugno. Egidio 1

BOOKS WITHOUT COVERS.-Short route to Australia; Wesleyan Methodist Calendar, 1876.

Siebold, von A. Smith, H. M. Smith, Eustace 1

2

Xavier, Ismael 1

1

Yearl, Chs.

1

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. l'apers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Anazie

4

Aldebaran

4

Canaan Corea

3

Fealy

1

Lea

6

Pride of the

Lady Elizabeth

1

1

Thames

1

Star of China Sir Wm. Wallace 1

Argonaut

1

Caroline

Gosshawk

19

Luera

1

Portland

1

Amedine

Calabar, s.s.

3

1

Georgina

2

Laju

I

Paradise

1

Alexandra

Coldstream

1

Geseina

2

Presto

1

1

Terentia Tagus, s.s.

1

Amanda

1

Ching Foo

Min

1

Alexander

Hazel Holme

1

Marina

5

1

Retriever

Dilharree

2

Hope

3

Monarchy

1

Rover of Bal-

Uda

2

Benj. D. Sewall Belcome

1

Dartmouth

3

Hada

1

Mecca, s.s.

1

timore

1

Manired

1

Rover of the Seas 1

Venis

E. J. Spense

Isabella

1

Robert Boak

2

Virginia

1

Champion of

Ellen

I

Rookwood

1

Nahor

the Seas

England's Glory 2

Julia H.

1

Channel Queen 2

Webfoot

1

E. P. Bouverie 2

Juan l'earson 1

Steffone

1

Cape Horn

1

Eleanor

Chien Shing,s.s. 1 Carricks

6

2

Formosa

Kate Waters 5 Kassa

Olympia, s.s.

1 regd.

Prince Arthur 1

Sir Harry Parkes3

William Davie 4 6

Spirit of the

Age

Zephyrus

Audacious

Letters.

9

For H. M. Ships.

Frolic

Letters.

A

Letters.

Victor Emanuel 2

26

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1876.

Fossio, Signora Maria, Buenos Ayres,

Detained for Postage.

??

..1 Letter.

.1

""

.1

Hamberg, Walter, Newcastle, New South Wales,...1 Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson, Kortmann, William, Rio de Janeiro,

Andres, T., care of Captain von Hippel, Wilhelmshaven, Brand, Seecadet, Hanan, Germany,

Beatson, Mrs., 45, Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, London, Brinchley, Mrs., care of Byng, Mr., Faversham, Kent, Despie, Mme., Rue de la Gane, Bordeaux, (Registered), Frederick, John, Hongkong Hotel, Hongkong,

Martin, Adolphe, Gabon, Afrique, Nielsen, Claus, Queensland, Brisbane, Rossi, Francisco E., Habana,

Dead Letters.

Hall, Thomas, Royal Alfred Institution, Belvidere, Kent, (Registered),. Heath, B. L., Reform Club, London,

Heath, Mrs., Westbourne Terrace, London,

Kaisow, Mrs., Shanghai,

Koch, H., German brig Rebeca, Swatow,.

Lauriel, A. D. and P.,

Lobb, Miss E., St. Aubins, Jersey,.

Lopez, Dona Maria G., Hongkong,

Paris,

Mackean, A., Pacific Steam Navigation Co., Panam?,

Mason, E. E., Okmasho, Tokei, Japan,

Murray, James, Engineer, 16, Townsend Street, Liverpool,

Nye, Captain, S.S. Murial, Hiogo, Japan,

1 Letter. 1

"

1

"

1

Omra, Singh, Laroot Police, Penang,

Pallnat and Testenoire, Lyons,

Pender, Miss, 20, Station Place, Shadwell,

1

D

Reich, M., Hair Dressing Saloon, Singapore,

1

Savio, Pietro, Hongkong,

1

1

1

Spurgeon, H. C., The Tabernacle, Newington, Causeway, London, Stender, Miss, Hirschgrabeu, Hamburg,

1

1

Stewart, Mrs. J., 1, Perth Street, Anderton, Glasgow,

1

1

Thomas, J. A., 5, Northumberland Street, Glasgow,

1

Thomas, W. J., Watchmaker, 2, New Road, St. Georges East, London,

(Registered),

1

1

Tyler, Mrs., Greenfield Villa, Kentish Town, London,

1

Upshur, George L., Victoria, Vancouver's Island,

1

Vapereau, M. Ch., Passager ? bord de l'Iraouaddy, Hongkong,

1

Walker, Annie, 66, Catherine Street, Poplar, London,

1

Whitnell, Mrs., Hill Top, by Earsdon, Northumberland, Woolner, Mrs., 12, Church Lane, Commercial Road, Stepney,

1

1

The above letters have been returned from various places at which the addressees cannot be found. If not claimed within three days they will be

opened and returned to the writers.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1876.

ALFRED LISTER, Postmaster General.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 7TH JANUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

January

1

30.16

66

30.15

67

61

66

30.15

67

2

30.23

67.5

30.21

68

62.5

67

30.19

67

""

3

30.33

59

30.30

60

57

67

30.25

62

""

4

30.26

61

30.23

60

58.5

61.5

30.16

61

""

5

30.18

65

30.12

65

59.5

65

30.09

66

""

6

30.15

67

30.14

66.5

63.5

66.5

30.06

70

""

77

30.10

66

30.07

67

65

69

30.01

68

>>

BAROMETER.

DATE.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering

WINDS.

RAIN.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

NOON.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER

6 P.M.

Dirn. F.

NOON.

1876.

Jan. 1 28.34 28.38 28.37 28.32 28.32 56.0 61.0 59.0 53.0 58.0 57.0 54.5 61.0 E

3 E

2 SE

2

0.00

Fine, clear, cloudy throughout.

"

97

2 28.37 28.42 28.41 28.38 28.38 60.0 61.0 56.0 58.0 59.0 55.0 55.0 62.5 S

3 28.44 28.49 28.48 28.42 28.42 50.0 54.5 52.0 49.0 53.0 51.0 50.0 61.0 NE

1 ENE

2 E

3

0.00

!

6 A.M., fine, cloudy, hazy; 3.30 P.M.,

close wet fog.

3 NE

??

2

E

3

0.00

6 A.M., passing fog; 8 A.M., fine, hazy.

""

A

4 28.41 28.42 28.39 28.32 28.32 52.0 52.0 52.051.0 51.0 51.5 51.0 57.0

5 28.34 28.38 28.34 28.29 28.29 54.0 56.0 56.0 54.0 55.5 55.5 52.0 56.0 ESE

                                           61.0 ESE 6 28.34 28.37 28.35 28.31 28.31 59.0 61.0 60.0 58.0 60.5 60.056.0

62.0 E

E

4 E

5 E

4

0.00

3 ESE

3 ESE

4

0.03

""

7 28.30 28.33 28.30 28.25 28.25 60.0 62.0 61.5 60.0 62.0 61.0 60.0

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEPOT.

3 ESE

3

4 E

3

0.00

6 A.M., passing fog; 10 A.M., overcast,

hazy.

6 A.M., passing fog with drizzly rain;

8 A.M., close fog.

E

2 ESE 3

0.00

6 A.M., close wet fog; 2 P.M., overcast,

hazy; 6 P.M., close fog.

Close fog throughout.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

METER.

Self ||Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

Dirn. F.

NOON. 6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

1876.

Jan.

i

""

A

:

""

A

130.13 30.18 30.19 30.12 30.12 64.5 67.0 69.5 56.0 63.0 67.0 62.0 69.0 E

2 30.15 30.21 30.25. 30.20 30.22 65.5 67.0 64.5 64.0 64.0 63.0 61.5 68.5 Calm

330.27 30.34 30.34 30.27 30.27 58.5 60.5 61.0 56.0 56.058.058.062.0 NNE

430.27 30.28 30.27 30.18 30.18 60.0 61.5 62.0.58.0 58.0 59.0 58.5 62.0 ENE

1 530.17 30.20 30.17 30.12 30.12 63.0 65.5 65.0 61.0 63.0 63.0 59.0 66.0 Calin

               1 6 30.12 30.17 30.16 30.14 30.10 65.5 68.0 68.0 65.0 67.0 64.5 63.5 68.5ESE

1

""

"

~

7 30.09 30.10 30.10 30.04 30.04 65.5 68.0 67.5 64.0 67.0 66.0 63.0 68.0 Calm

1 E

0 NNE

2 ENE

1 E

0 E

1 ESE

0 ESE

2 Calm

0

6 A.M., overcast; noon, fine and cloudy throughout.

1 E

2

Fine, and cloudy throughout.

2 E

3 E

2

Do.

do.

do.

2

Overcast and gloomy throughout.

2 ESE

2

Do.

do.

4 ESE

2

Do.

do.

do.

do.

3 ESE

2

6 A.M., overcast and drizzly rain; noon, cloudy and

fine; 6 P.M., overcast and misty.

J

26

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1876.

Fossio, Signora Maria, Buenos Ayres,

Detained for Postage.

??

..1 Letter.

.1

""

.1

Hamberg, Walter, Newcastle, New South Wales,...1 Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson, Kortmann, William, Rio de Janeiro,

Andres, T., care of Captain von Hippel, Wilhelmshaven, Brand, Seecadet, Hanan, Germany,

Beatson, Mrs., 45, Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, London, Brinchley, Mrs., care of Byng, Mr., Faversham, Kent, Despie, Mme., Rue de la Gane, Bordeaux, (Registered), Frederick, John, Hongkong Hotel, Hongkong,

Martin, Adolphe, Gabon, Afrique, Nielsen, Claus, Queensland, Brisbane, Rossi, Francisco E., Habana,

Dead Letters.

Hall, Thomas, Royal Alfred Institution, Belvidere, Kent, (Registered),. Heath, B. L., Reform Club, London,

Heath, Mrs., Westbourne Terrace, London,

Kaisow, Mrs., Shanghai,

Koch, H., German brig Rebeca, Swatow,.

Lauriel, A. D. and P.,

Lobb, Miss E., St. Aubins, Jersey,.

Lopez, Dona Maria G., Hongkong,

Paris,

Mackean, A., Pacific Steam Navigation Co., Panam?,

Mason, E. E., Okmasho, Tokei, Japan,

Murray, James, Engineer, 16, Townsend Street, Liverpool,

Nye, Captain, S.S. Murial, Hiogo, Japan,

1 Letter. 1

"

1

"

1

Omra, Singh, Laroot Police, Penang,

Pallnat and Testenoire, Lyons,

Pender, Miss, 20, Station Place, Shadwell,

1

D

Reich, M., Hair Dressing Saloon, Singapore,

1

Savio, Pietro, Hongkong,

1

1

1

Spurgeon, H. C., The Tabernacle, Newington, Causeway, London, Stender, Miss, Hirschgrabeu, Hamburg,

1

1

Stewart, Mrs. J., 1, Perth Street, Anderton, Glasgow,

1

1

Thomas, J. A., 5, Northumberland Street, Glasgow,

1

Thomas, W. J., Watchmaker, 2, New Road, St. Georges East, London,

(Registered),

1

1

Tyler, Mrs., Greenfield Villa, Kentish Town, London,

1

Upshur, George L., Victoria, Vancouver's Island,

1

Vapereau, M. Ch., Passager ? bord de l'Iraouaddy, Hongkong,

1

Walker, Annie, 66, Catherine Street, Poplar, London,

1

Whitnell, Mrs., Hill Top, by Earsdon, Northumberland, Woolner, Mrs., 12, Church Lane, Commercial Road, Stepney,

1

1

The above letters have been returned from various places at which the addressees cannot be found. If not claimed within three days they will be

opened and returned to the writers.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1876.

ALFRED LISTER, Postmaster General.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 7TH JANUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

January

1

30.16

66

30.15

67

61

66

30.15

67

2

30.23

67.5

30.21

68

62.5

67

30.19

67

""

3

30.33

59

30.30

60

57

67

30.25

62

""

4

30.26

61

30.23

60

58.5

61.5

30.16

61

""

5

30.18

65

30.12

65

59.5

65

30.09

66

""

6

30.15

67

30.14

66.5

63.5

66.5

30.06

70

""

77

30.10

66

30.07

67

65

69

30.01

68

>>

BAROMETER.

DATE.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering

WINDS.

RAIN.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

NOON.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER

6 P.M.

Dirn. F.

NOON.

1876.

Jan. 1 28.34 28.38 28.37 28.32 28.32 56.0 61.0 59.0 53.0 58.0 57.0 54.5 61.0 E

3 E

2 SE

2

0.00

Fine, clear, cloudy throughout.

"

97

2 28.37 28.42 28.41 28.38 28.38 60.0 61.0 56.0 58.0 59.0 55.0 55.0 62.5 S

3 28.44 28.49 28.48 28.42 28.42 50.0 54.5 52.0 49.0 53.0 51.0 50.0 61.0 NE

1 ENE

2 E

3

0.00

!

6 A.M., fine, cloudy, hazy; 3.30 P.M.,

close wet fog.

3 NE

??

2

E

3

0.00

6 A.M., passing fog; 8 A.M., fine, hazy.

""

A

4 28.41 28.42 28.39 28.32 28.32 52.0 52.0 52.051.0 51.0 51.5 51.0 57.0

5 28.34 28.38 28.34 28.29 28.29 54.0 56.0 56.0 54.0 55.5 55.5 52.0 56.0 ESE

                                           61.0 ESE 6 28.34 28.37 28.35 28.31 28.31 59.0 61.0 60.0 58.0 60.5 60.056.0

62.0 E

E

4 E

5 E

4

0.00

3 ESE

3 ESE

4

0.03

""

7 28.30 28.33 28.30 28.25 28.25 60.0 62.0 61.5 60.0 62.0 61.0 60.0

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEPOT.

3 ESE

3

4 E

3

0.00

6 A.M., passing fog; 10 A.M., overcast,

hazy.

6 A.M., passing fog with drizzly rain;

8 A.M., close fog.

E

2 ESE 3

0.00

6 A.M., close wet fog; 2 P.M., overcast,

hazy; 6 P.M., close fog.

Close fog throughout.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

METER.

Self ||Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

Dirn. F.

NOON. 6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

1876.

Jan.

i

""

A

:

""

A

130.13 30.18 30.19 30.12 30.12 64.5 67.0 69.5 56.0 63.0 67.0 62.0 69.0 E

2 30.15 30.21 30.25. 30.20 30.22 65.5 67.0 64.5 64.0 64.0 63.0 61.5 68.5 Calm

330.27 30.34 30.34 30.27 30.27 58.5 60.5 61.0 56.0 56.058.058.062.0 NNE

430.27 30.28 30.27 30.18 30.18 60.0 61.5 62.0.58.0 58.0 59.0 58.5 62.0 ENE

1 530.17 30.20 30.17 30.12 30.12 63.0 65.5 65.0 61.0 63.0 63.0 59.0 66.0 Calin

               1 6 30.12 30.17 30.16 30.14 30.10 65.5 68.0 68.0 65.0 67.0 64.5 63.5 68.5ESE

1

""

"

~

7 30.09 30.10 30.10 30.04 30.04 65.5 68.0 67.5 64.0 67.0 66.0 63.0 68.0 Calm

1 E

0 NNE

2 ENE

1 E

0 E

1 ESE

0 ESE

2 Calm

0

6 A.M., overcast; noon, fine and cloudy throughout.

1 E

2

Fine, and cloudy throughout.

2 E

3 E

2

Do.

do.

do.

2

Overcast and gloomy throughout.

2 ESE

2

Do.

do.

4 ESE

2

Do.

do.

do.

do.

3 ESE

2

6 A.M., overcast and drizzly rain; noon, cloudy and

fine; 6 P.M., overcast and misty.

J

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1876.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

Uits Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues-

day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

NOTICE.

E have authorized Mr. NOWROJEE PES-

WE have authorized to sign WR Fem Proin

this date.

N. MODY & Co.

Hongkong, 5th January, 1876.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HONGKONG, LIMITED.

In Liquidation.

NOTICE.

LL Persons holding Warrants against un-

Aclaimed Dividends, Interest, or Bonus, are

requested to present same for payment at the Hongkorg and Shanghai Bank before the 1st April, 1876, otherwise their Claims will not be recognised.

ADOLF ANDR?,

F. D. SASSOON,

Liquidators.

Hongkong, 18th December, 1875.

day.

NOTICE.

R, CARL KREBS has been duly authorized

MELCHERS & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1876.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

ISITING CARDS neatly printed from Plate,

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 3.

No. 1.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 15TH JANUARY, 1876.

[L.S.] A. E. Kennedy.

PROCLAMATION.

VOL. XXII.

By His Excellency SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, Knight, Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same.

Whereas by Section III of the "Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855," it is enacted that it shall be lawful for the Governor of Hongkong by Proclamation for the purposes of the said Act among other things to alter the Scales of Medicines and Medical Comforts contained in Schedule A. to the said Act annexed.

Now, therefore, I, the said SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, the Governor aforesaid, under and by virtue of the powers conferred on me by the said Act, do hereby Proclaim and Declare, that the Scale of Medicines and Medical Comforts hereunder written, shall, from and after the date hereof, be substituted for the Scale of Medicines contained in Schedule A. to the said Act, and published in Notification No. 12, Government Gazette of 2nd February, 1856; and I do hereby further Proclaim and Declare that the List of Instruments prescribed in the aforesaid Schedule A. shall remain the same as therein specified.

SCALE OF MEDICINES FOR CHINESE PASSENGER SHIPS.

Names of Medicines.

For 100 men.

For 200 men.

For 300 men.

For 400 men.

2 drs.

4 drs.

6 drs.

1

Oz.

Calomel,

4 drs.

4 drs.

6 drs.

1

Rhubarb powder,

Ipecacuanha powder,

4 drs.

1 OZ.

11?2 oz.

OZ. 2 oz.

2 OZ.

4

OZ.

5 OZ.

Opium,

4 drs.

1

OZ.

1? 02.

Dover's powder,

1

OZ.

2 oz.

3 OZ.

4

6 oz.

2 07.

02.

Magnesia,

Epsom salts,

2 lbs.

4 lbs.

6 lbs.

8 lbs.

1 dr.

2 drs.

3 drs.

4 drs.

Tartar emetic,..

1

OZ.

2 OZ.

3 oz.

Quinine,...

1

Extract. colocynth. comp.,

OZ.

1

OZ.

Carbonate of ammonia,

oz.

1

OZ.

2 oz.

3 oz.

4

Oz.

2 oz.

11?2 oz.

3 ΟΖ.

OZ.

2 07.

4 oz.

?

Prepared chalk,

Tincture of opium,

8 oz.

12 oz.

16

ΟΖ.

24 oz.

8

OZ.

12

OZ.

12 oz.

16

OZ.

Turpentine,

8 oz.

12 oz.

Senna leaves,

4 OZ.

4

OZ.

12 oz.

8

16

OZ.

Oz.

8 oz.

Blistering plaster,.

Sulphur sublimed,.

Sulphur ointment,

Linseed flour,

16 Oz.

16

Oz.

24 oz.

24 07.

12 Oz.

12 oz.

16

02.

16

ΟΖ.

4 lbs.

6 lbs.

8 lbs.

10 lbs.

12 oz.

14 lb.

2 tbs.

3 lbs.

Country soap,

4 lbs.

6 lbs.

8 lbs.

Castor oil,

1

OZ.

2 07.

2 oz.

Oil of peppermint,

Adhesive plaster, (spread),

2 yds.

3 yds.

16

OZ.

16

oz.

24 oz.

Simple ointment,

8 0%.

8

02.

16

02.

4 yds.

12 Hos.

2 07. 4 yds.

24 oz.

16 oz.

?

Ol. Oliva,...

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Names of Medicines.

For 100 men.

For 200 men.

For 300 men.

For 400 men.

Aromatic sp. of ammonia,

Sweet sp. of nitre,

Sulphate of copper,

Sulphate of zinc,

Lunar caustic,.

Hydrarg. cumcret?,

Plumbi acetas,

Pulvis acacia,.

Acid hydrochlor. dil.,

Acid sulphuric. dil.,. ...

Tinct: caph: comp.

Tinct ferri perchloridi,

Tinet: catechu,

Norton's carbolic acid, *

Lime juice,.*.

4 oz.

4 oz.

6

6

OZ.

OZ.

4 oz.

4

oz.

6

6

OZ.

OZ.

02.

02.

1

1

ΟΖ.

OZ.

OZ.

4

OZ.

6 oz.

8 oz.

OZ.

? 02.

1 02.

OZ.

1

1

OZ.

OZ.

02.

OZ.

0%.

oz.

02.

OZ.

1

1

OZ.

2 oz.

2

02.

02.

4

6

8

02.

12 oz.

OZ.

OZ.

4

OZ.

6

oz.

8

OZ.

12 oz.

2

oz.

4

oz.

6

OZ.

8 oz.

4

??

8

?? .

oz.

12 oz.

0Z.

4 0%.

6

oz.

8 oz.

12 oz.

10 gals. 28 lbs.

15 gals.

15 gals.

20 gals.

42 lbs.

56 lbs.

2 gals. 1 gal.

3 gals.

4 gals.

56 lbs.

4 gals.

1 gal.

2 gals.

2 gals.

Chloride of lime,

Rum or brandy,

* Half these quantities will be sufficient for steam voyages to San Francisco and Australian ports.

    Given under my Hand and the Public Seal of the Colony, at Victoria, Hongkong, this Thirteenth Day of January, 1876.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

No. 7.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    His Excellency Sir ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B., having reason to think that many Chinese labour under a mistaken notion that they cannot themselves apply direct to the Registrar General, who is also Protector of the Chinese, when they have any grievance to redress or petition to present, reminds them that the services of this Officer are always available to the Chinese, and that he is most ready and willing to forward petitions to the Governor, and to hear statements made to him. by Chinese.

It is the wish of the Governor, as it is the interest also of the Chinese, that the latter should avail themselves, as far as possible, of the means afforded for enabling then to communicate directly with the Government, through the Registrar General, and His Excellency hopes they will see the advantage of so doing.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1876.

No. 8.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

PIRACY AND MURDER.

$100 REWARD.

Whereas on the night of the 10th December, 1875, the Kam-Shun-Hing Junk bound for Hong- kong, was attacked by pirates in Chinese Waters off Cup-Chi Point, and one of the crew murdered.

Notice is hereby given that a reward of One hundred Dollars will be paid to any person or persons who shall give such information as shall lead to the apprehension of the pirates, and their surrender to the Chinese Authorities.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

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Names of Medicines.

For 100 men.

For 200 men.

For 300 men.

For 400 men.

Aromatic sp. of ammonia,

Sweet sp. of nitre,

Sulphate of copper,

Sulphate of zinc,

Lunar caustic,.

Hydrarg. cumcret?,

Plumbi acetas,

Pulvis acacia,.

Acid hydrochlor. dil.,

Acid sulphuric. dil.,. ...

Tinct: caph: comp.

Tinct ferri perchloridi,

Tinet: catechu,

Norton's carbolic acid, *

Lime juice,.*.

4 oz.

4 oz.

6

6

OZ.

OZ.

4 oz.

4

oz.

6

6

OZ.

OZ.

02.

02.

1

1

ΟΖ.

OZ.

OZ.

4

OZ.

6 oz.

8 oz.

OZ.

? 02.

1 02.

OZ.

1

1

OZ.

OZ.

02.

OZ.

0%.

oz.

02.

OZ.

1

1

OZ.

2 oz.

2

02.

02.

4

6

8

02.

12 oz.

OZ.

OZ.

4

OZ.

6

oz.

8

OZ.

12 oz.

2

oz.

4

oz.

6

OZ.

8 oz.

4

??

8

?? .

oz.

12 oz.

0Z.

4 0%.

6

oz.

8 oz.

12 oz.

10 gals. 28 lbs.

15 gals.

15 gals.

20 gals.

42 lbs.

56 lbs.

2 gals. 1 gal.

3 gals.

4 gals.

56 lbs.

4 gals.

1 gal.

2 gals.

2 gals.

Chloride of lime,

Rum or brandy,

* Half these quantities will be sufficient for steam voyages to San Francisco and Australian ports.

    Given under my Hand and the Public Seal of the Colony, at Victoria, Hongkong, this Thirteenth Day of January, 1876.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

No. 7.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    His Excellency Sir ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B., having reason to think that many Chinese labour under a mistaken notion that they cannot themselves apply direct to the Registrar General, who is also Protector of the Chinese, when they have any grievance to redress or petition to present, reminds them that the services of this Officer are always available to the Chinese, and that he is most ready and willing to forward petitions to the Governor, and to hear statements made to him. by Chinese.

It is the wish of the Governor, as it is the interest also of the Chinese, that the latter should avail themselves, as far as possible, of the means afforded for enabling then to communicate directly with the Government, through the Registrar General, and His Excellency hopes they will see the advantage of so doing.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1876.

No. 8.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

PIRACY AND MURDER.

$100 REWARD.

Whereas on the night of the 10th December, 1875, the Kam-Shun-Hing Junk bound for Hong- kong, was attacked by pirates in Chinese Waters off Cup-Chi Point, and one of the crew murdered.

Notice is hereby given that a reward of One hundred Dollars will be paid to any person or persons who shall give such information as shall lead to the apprehension of the pirates, and their surrender to the Chinese Authorities.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

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No. 9.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st December, 1875, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE

AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

Oriental Bank Corporation,

491,954

200,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,

648,954

220,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

542,084

200,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

1,468,702

500,000

TOTAL,

3,151,694

1,120,000

No. 10.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Statutes, as modified under Ordinance No. 7 of 1875, of the Missionary Institution at Hongkong called St. Paul's College, are published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th January, 1876.

Statutes, as modified under Ordinance No. 7 of 1875, of the Missionary Institution at Hongkong called St. Paul's College.

PREAMBLE.

A Missionary College having been founded at Victoria, in the Island of Hongkong, principally by the pious liberality of a "Brother and Sister" and by a grant from the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, aided by sums from various individual donors, and the status of the Episcopate in Hongkong having recently undergone a change which renders an alteration of the College Statutes inevitable, the following modified Statutes for the general government and internal regulation of the Institution are now promulgated in the place of the original Statutes which received the sanction of His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury upon the 15th Day of October, 1849.

FOUNDATION.

1. St. Paul's College at Victoria is primarily founded for the object of training a body of Native Clergy and Christian Teachers for the propagation of the Gospel in China according to the principles of the United Church of England and Ireland, and under the immediate control of a Warden appointed by His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. It shall, however, be lawful to admit to the benefits of the College such Students, European as well as Native, as being educated in conformity with the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England, shall afford, in the judgment of the Warden, the hope of their diffusing through their example and influence the blessing of Christianity and Civiliza-

tion.

THE COLLEGE PROPERTY.

   2. All sums of money and books already given and property of every kind hereafter to be given, transferred, or bequeathed to the purposes of the College, shall be vested, for the benefit of the said College, in the Archbishop of Canterbury and his Successors and in the Warden of the College for the time being, and in the Archbishop alone during a vacancy in the office of Warden.

No. 9.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

31

The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st December, 1875, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE

AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

Oriental Bank Corporation,

491,954

200,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,

648,954

220,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

542,084

200,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

1,468,702

500,000

TOTAL,

3,151,694

1,120,000

No. 10.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Statutes, as modified under Ordinance No. 7 of 1875, of the Missionary Institution at Hongkong called St. Paul's College, are published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th January, 1876.

Statutes, as modified under Ordinance No. 7 of 1875, of the Missionary Institution at Hongkong called St. Paul's College.

PREAMBLE.

A Missionary College having been founded at Victoria, in the Island of Hongkong, principally by the pious liberality of a "Brother and Sister" and by a grant from the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, aided by sums from various individual donors, and the status of the Episcopate in Hongkong having recently undergone a change which renders an alteration of the College Statutes inevitable, the following modified Statutes for the general government and internal regulation of the Institution are now promulgated in the place of the original Statutes which received the sanction of His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury upon the 15th Day of October, 1849.

FOUNDATION.

1. St. Paul's College at Victoria is primarily founded for the object of training a body of Native Clergy and Christian Teachers for the propagation of the Gospel in China according to the principles of the United Church of England and Ireland, and under the immediate control of a Warden appointed by His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. It shall, however, be lawful to admit to the benefits of the College such Students, European as well as Native, as being educated in conformity with the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England, shall afford, in the judgment of the Warden, the hope of their diffusing through their example and influence the blessing of Christianity and Civiliza-

tion.

THE COLLEGE PROPERTY.

   2. All sums of money and books already given and property of every kind hereafter to be given, transferred, or bequeathed to the purposes of the College, shall be vested, for the benefit of the said College, in the Archbishop of Canterbury and his Successors and in the Warden of the College for the time being, and in the Archbishop alone during a vacancy in the office of Warden.

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THE WARDEN.

    3. The present Warden of the College is the Right Reverend JOHN SHAW BURDON, Bishop: he may resign his office by letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury: and may be removed at any time by writing under the hand of the Archbishop. The Archbishop of Canterbury for the time being shall have the nomination and appointment of all future Wardens: and the Wardens so appointed may resign their office by letter as aforesaid, and may in like manner be removed at any time by writing under the hand of the Archbishop.

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COLLEGE.

4. The Government and entire control of the College is vested in the Warden, except so far as any jurisdiction or authority may be by him delegated to a Sub-Warden or others. Upon questions of grave importance, a reference may nevertheless be made to the Archbishop of Canterbury, whose decision shall be final. The Warden shall forward to the Archbishop Annual Reports of the progress of the College, and of the state of the Buildings, Funds, and other property.

TUTORS.

    5. The course of instruction shall be carried on under the superintendence of the Warden by Tutors, English and Chinese--the former to be in Holy Orders or at least Communicants of the Church of England. All such offices as that of Sub-Warden or Tutor are in the appointment of the Warden. The stipend of such Officers shall be defrayed from the Funds of the College, or from any endowment specially contributed for their support, assisted by such payments for tuition as the Students may hereafter be expected to contribute or by such annual grants as the local British Government or any Public Society may be willing to make.

THE STUDIES.

    6. The course of Education shall ordinarily comprise the usual branches of instruction in Lan- guages, Literature, Science, Divinity and Sacred History, together with the study of the language and literature of China.

ALTERATION OF THE STATUTES.

    7. Inasmuch as occasion may arise in future years for altering the Statutes of the College and for providing a more detailed system of Statutes than is now necessary, it shall be lawful for the Archbishop of Canterbury for the time being in conjunction with the Warden of the College from time to time to alter and repeal the existing Statutes of the College and to frame new, Statutes if they think fit, either in addition to, or in substitution for, any Statutes then in force.

    In pursuance of the powers vested in us by "St. Paul's College Ordinance, 1875," we have modified the existing Statutes of the College in manner above appearing: and we do declare that the Statutes above written are the Statutes of St. Paul's College, and that they shall continue so to be until altered in manner hereinbefore prescribed.

A. C. CANTuars.

JOHN SHAW BURDON, Bishop.

CECIL CLEMENTI SMITH,

Hongkong, 26th July, 1875.

Νο. 11.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Acting Colonial Secretary.

    The following Report from the Honourable C. MAY, Superintendent of the Fire Brigade, for the Quarter ending 31st December, 1875, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th January, 1876.

[No. 2.]

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

FIRE BRIGADE DEPARTMENT,

HONGKONG, 11th January, 1876.

    SIR,I have the honour to forward to you for the information of His Excellency The Governor the Report of the Fire Brigade for the quarter ending 31st December last past.

    An inspection of the Government Engines and Equipment was held on the 4th October; all were found clean and in order. The Manual Engines were worked from the sea.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JANUARY, 1876.

THE WARDEN.

    3. The present Warden of the College is the Right Reverend JOHN SHAW BURDON, Bishop: he may resign his office by letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury: and may be removed at any time by writing under the hand of the Archbishop. The Archbishop of Canterbury for the time being shall have the nomination and appointment of all future Wardens: and the Wardens so appointed may resign their office by letter as aforesaid, and may in like manner be removed at any time by writing under the hand of the Archbishop.

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COLLEGE.

4. The Government and entire control of the College is vested in the Warden, except so far as any jurisdiction or authority may be by him delegated to a Sub-Warden or others. Upon questions of grave importance, a reference may nevertheless be made to the Archbishop of Canterbury, whose decision shall be final. The Warden shall forward to the Archbishop Annual Reports of the progress of the College, and of the state of the Buildings, Funds, and other property.

TUTORS.

    5. The course of instruction shall be carried on under the superintendence of the Warden by Tutors, English and Chinese--the former to be in Holy Orders or at least Communicants of the Church of England. All such offices as that of Sub-Warden or Tutor are in the appointment of the Warden. The stipend of such Officers shall be defrayed from the Funds of the College, or from any endowment specially contributed for their support, assisted by such payments for tuition as the Students may hereafter be expected to contribute or by such annual grants as the local British Government or any Public Society may be willing to make.

THE STUDIES.

    6. The course of Education shall ordinarily comprise the usual branches of instruction in Lan- guages, Literature, Science, Divinity and Sacred History, together with the study of the language and literature of China.

ALTERATION OF THE STATUTES.

    7. Inasmuch as occasion may arise in future years for altering the Statutes of the College and for providing a more detailed system of Statutes than is now necessary, it shall be lawful for the Archbishop of Canterbury for the time being in conjunction with the Warden of the College from time to time to alter and repeal the existing Statutes of the College and to frame new, Statutes if they think fit, either in addition to, or in substitution for, any Statutes then in force.

    In pursuance of the powers vested in us by "St. Paul's College Ordinance, 1875," we have modified the existing Statutes of the College in manner above appearing: and we do declare that the Statutes above written are the Statutes of St. Paul's College, and that they shall continue so to be until altered in manner hereinbefore prescribed.

A. C. CANTuars.

JOHN SHAW BURDON, Bishop.

CECIL CLEMENTI SMITH,

Hongkong, 26th July, 1875.

Νο. 11.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Acting Colonial Secretary.

    The following Report from the Honourable C. MAY, Superintendent of the Fire Brigade, for the Quarter ending 31st December, 1875, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th January, 1876.

[No. 2.]

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

FIRE BRIGADE DEPARTMENT,

HONGKONG, 11th January, 1876.

    SIR,I have the honour to forward to you for the information of His Excellency The Governor the Report of the Fire Brigade for the quarter ending 31st December last past.

    An inspection of the Government Engines and Equipment was held on the 4th October; all were found clean and in order. The Manual Engines were worked from the sea.

THE HONGLONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JANUARY, 1876.

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A fire occurred on the 13th October at a coal godown at Praya East, which was duly reported. A parade and inspection was held on the 2nd November at which the Government (Steam and Manual) and Chinese Association Manual Engines were present. They were assembled at the Cross Roads and after a thorough examination were taken to the Praya near Queen's Street and worked from the sea; all were found to be in order.

An inspection of the Government Engines, hose, ladders and equipment was held on the 18th November, and every ing was found to be in a satisfactory condition.

A fire occurred near the West Market on the 25th November, which was duly reported.

A parade and inspection was held on the 18th December. The Government Engines (Steam and Manual) also the Manual Engines of the Chinese Associations assembled at the Central Fire Brigade Station, and after an examination of the hose, ladders, implements and equipment, were taken to the Praya near Queen's Street and worked from the sea. All worked satisfactorily, until several tubes of No. 2 Steam Engine gave out. The Engine was sent to the Novelty Iron Works and new tubes have been put in. It is now in a satisfactory condition.

   A fire occurred at New East Street on the night of the 25th December, which was duly reported, and in consequence of the fire it was unnecessary to have a second inspection at the end of the month.

I have the honour to be,

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

C. MAY,

Superintendent, Fire Brigade.

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 24th instant, for alterations and additions in No. 5 Police Station.

   The Plans and Specification can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Comanand,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

No. 13.

Road.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 24th instaut, for repairs of Lower Albert

The Specification can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1876.

No. 14.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

   Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 24th instant, for the repairs of Hollywood Road and Bonham Strand East.

The Specifications can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th Janaery, 1876.

THE HONGLONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JANUARY, 1876.

33

A fire occurred on the 13th October at a coal godown at Praya East, which was duly reported. A parade and inspection was held on the 2nd November at which the Government (Steam and Manual) and Chinese Association Manual Engines were present. They were assembled at the Cross Roads and after a thorough examination were taken to the Praya near Queen's Street and worked from the sea; all were found to be in order.

An inspection of the Government Engines, hose, ladders and equipment was held on the 18th November, and every ing was found to be in a satisfactory condition.

A fire occurred near the West Market on the 25th November, which was duly reported.

A parade and inspection was held on the 18th December. The Government Engines (Steam and Manual) also the Manual Engines of the Chinese Associations assembled at the Central Fire Brigade Station, and after an examination of the hose, ladders, implements and equipment, were taken to the Praya near Queen's Street and worked from the sea. All worked satisfactorily, until several tubes of No. 2 Steam Engine gave out. The Engine was sent to the Novelty Iron Works and new tubes have been put in. It is now in a satisfactory condition.

   A fire occurred at New East Street on the night of the 25th December, which was duly reported, and in consequence of the fire it was unnecessary to have a second inspection at the end of the month.

I have the honour to be,

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

C. MAY,

Superintendent, Fire Brigade.

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 24th instant, for alterations and additions in No. 5 Police Station.

   The Plans and Specification can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Comanand,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

No. 13.

Road.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 24th instaut, for repairs of Lower Albert

The Specification can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1876.

No. 14.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

   Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 24th instant, for the repairs of Hollywood Road and Bonham Strand East.

The Specifications can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th Janaery, 1876.

34

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JAN JARY, 1876.

NOTICE.

     A Public Examination of the Scholars at the Government Central School, will be held on Tuesday next, the 18th instant, at 10 o'clock a.m.

His Excellency the Governor will distribute the Prizes at noon.

Government Central School, 14th January, 1876.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Head Master.

No. 3.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     His Excellency Governor SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B., is pleased to direct that the Rates of Postage chargeable on letters forwarded by French Packet shall be lowered as follows, viz. :-

To or From Ports of Northern China and Japan, ...to 8 cents per oz. To India, Ceylon, Saigon, Pondicherry, and Aden,...to 12 cents per oz. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

     With reference to the above, it is suggested that the alterations of Postage notified be at once made with pen and ink in the Tables of Rates issued last month.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1876.

ALFRED LISter,

Postmaster General.

No. 174.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that Tenders for the Privilege of preparing and selling Prepared Opium within the Colony for the term of Three Years, from the 1st March next, under the Provisions of Ordinance No. 2 of 1858, will be received at this Office, until Noon on Monday, the 24th January, 1876.

Every Tender should specify the amount per mensem for the period above-mentioned.

Each Person tendering must produce a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the Sum of $5,000 as a pledge of the bona fides of his offer, which Sum shall be forfeited to the Crown, if such Person shall fail to carry out his Tender.

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

By Command,

CECIL C. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th September, 1875.

NOTICE.

Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water, and Fire Brigade Rates, are hereby informed that the Rates for the First Quarter of the year 1876, are payable in advance, during and within the Month of January next.

It is particularly requested that such Rates may be paid before the 31st of January, as after that date application will be made to the Supreme Court for the recovery of arrears.

C. MAY,

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 31st December, 1875.

Acting Colonial Treasurer.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JANUARY, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 14TH JANUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

35

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

January

8

30.06

65

30.00

64

63

67.5

29.97

66

9

30.10

67

30.10

68

62

65

30.09

68

""

10

30.25

57

30.23

56.5

55

65

30.20

58

""

11

30.32

52

30.29

53.5

50

57

30.25

57

"2

12

30.36

54

30.32

55

50

56

30.18

57

""

13

30.41

53

30.36

54

48.5

55.5

30.33

56

""

14

30.37

56

30.30

57

51

58

30.26

60

"2

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

THERMO-

METER,

EAROMETER.

DATE.

HYGROMETER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Self Registering

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

P.M.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

NOON.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F.

NOON.

        1876. Jan.

8 28.25 28.29 28.25 28.19 28.19 59.0 61.5 60.0 59.0 61.5 60.0 59.0 62.0 ESE

?

9 28.25 28.30 28.28 28.26 28.26) 58.5 59.5 60.5

58.5 59.5 60.0 57.5 62.5 ESE

4 ESE

3 ESE

4 SE

2

0.00

3 ESE

2

0.00

""

1

?

37

10 28.36 28.42 28.41 28.39 28.39 50.0 50.0 49.0 47.0 49.0 47.0 49.0 60.5 N

4 N

4 N

3

0.00

Close fog throughout.

6 A.M., close fog; 3.30 P.M., openings

in fog at intervals.

Fine, clear, cloudy throughout.

1128.45 28.48 28.46 28.41 28.4145.0 47.0 47.0 44.0 45.5 46.5 44.0 51.0 N

3 N

2 N

2

0.00

""

Do.

do.

do.

71

"9

:

12 28.46 28.51 28.50 28.45 28.44 45.5 50.0 47.0 43.047.0 43.5 43.0 50.5 [E

1328.52 28.55. 28.51 28.48 28.4842.0 48.0 45.0 41.0 43.5 43.0 41.0 50.5 NE

1428.49 28.53 28.51 28.46 28.46 45.051.0 51.0 43.5 48.0 49.0 44.0 51.0 E

4 E

4 NE

4

0.00

Fine, cloudy, hazy throughout.

4 NE

3 E

4 NE

2 E

4

0.00

Do.

do.

do.

3

0.00

Fine, very hazy throughout.

1

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER Dep?t.

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO-

METER.

WINDS.

Self Registering.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Max.

NOON.

6 A.M.

NOON.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F.

1876.

}

Jan.

830.05 30.05. 30.07 30.00 29.99 64.5 66.0 66.0 63.0 65.0 65.0 63.0 66.0 E

2 EA

3 E

4

99

930.07, 30.09 30.11 30.04 30.05 64.0 67.0

!

67,064.0 65.0 65.0 63.0 68.0 E

!

2 E

4 E

1

6 A.M., overcast and misty; noon, overcast with drizzling

rain; 6 P.M., overcast and misty,

6 A.M., overcast and misty; 6 P.M., fine and cloudy.

多多

1030.17, 30.25 30.27 30.22 30.23 56,5 57.0 57.0 52.5 53.0 52.0 55.0 60.0 NW

1 NNE

3 NNE

3

Cloudy and fine throughout..

!

""

1130.30 30.35 30.34 30.29 30.26 52.054.5 57.5 43.0 50.5 52.0 49.0 54.0 NNE

3 Calm

0 NNE

2

Fine weather throughout.

1230.33, 30.38 30.38 30.33 30.31 52.0 55.0 58.0 47.0 49.0

"

1

52.0 50.0 55.0NNE

1330.37 30.43 30.43 30.35 30.36 50.5 56.0 56.5 45.5 49.0 52.0 50.0 55.0 N

?

4 NNE

3 NNE

2 NNE

2 E

!

1

Do. do. do.

2

Fine, clear weather throughout.

*

14 30.28 30.39, 30.37 30.29 30.29 56.0 59.0 61.0 52.0 52.0 55.0 58.0 57.0 NE

2 Calm

0 Calm

0

Do.

do.

do.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 14th January, 1876.

Hughes, Charlest

Choon

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Arold, P. F. 1 Anderson, Capt. 1 Angiolo, Lazerinil Avery, Montaguel Andrews, C. S. 1 Allison, James 1

Baldwin, Miss Lucy H.

Cruz, Manoel

Maria Cruz, de la J.

Chun Loong Cummings, Mrs. 1

Cook, B.

1

Goddard, T.

1 Johnson, Mrs. A.1

Cousins, A.W.0.1

18

Getley, A.

3

2

Carson, D.

8

Greham, W.

1

King, H. S.

1

Civetta, J.

45

Gonzalez, Felipe

1

}

1

Gordeen, T. L. 1

Lee Afoong, Mrs. 1 Lee, E.

1

Leong Weng

1

1

Baylis, Wm.

1

Begna, A. Mr. 2

Barker, Monsr. 1

Dowson, Ilon.}

9

Barr, C.

1

Becke, F. G.

1

Dawes, George 2

Baten, Mrs.

1

Irons, Wm. C. F.1

Biber, Mrs.

Favre, Clem nt 1

Emma

Frieake, J. A. 1

Jeffory, Stephen 1

H? Cheaw Chia 2 Howard, G.

}1

1

Morris, T. T. 1

Hagen, T., 1

Capt. Harris, John S. 1

Miura, Madine. 1 regd.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

1

Sevilla, Juan}

1

Tiang, Pean Tirudo, Ricardo

1

Place, Joseph E. Profumo, Luis 1 Parker, Edward 1 Purdie, W. L. 1 Pinto, Andr? C. 1

Quan O. IIay

11

1

Roberton, Jas. 3 Rusk, Madme. 1

Niccolopoloo

1

Poynter, J.

1

Paack, Ferd. J. 1

Pugno, Egidio 1

Schultze, E. H. 1 Share, Henry J. 1 Siebold, von A. Smith, H. M. 1 Silva, Avelina dal

1

Wanch, Monsr. 1 Wilkinson & Co.1 Wols, Louis Wilson, James Warren, H. Wade, J. M. Warren, Pelham 1

Yearl, Chs.

1

BOOKS WITHOUT COVERS.-Short route to Australia; Wesleyan Methodist Calendar, 1876.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JANUARY, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 14TH JANUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

35

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

January

8

30.06

65

30.00

64

63

67.5

29.97

66

9

30.10

67

30.10

68

62

65

30.09

68

""

10

30.25

57

30.23

56.5

55

65

30.20

58

""

11

30.32

52

30.29

53.5

50

57

30.25

57

"2

12

30.36

54

30.32

55

50

56

30.18

57

""

13

30.41

53

30.36

54

48.5

55.5

30.33

56

""

14

30.37

56

30.30

57

51

58

30.26

60

"2

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

THERMO-

METER,

EAROMETER.

DATE.

HYGROMETER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Self Registering

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

P.M.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

NOON.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F.

NOON.

        1876. Jan.

8 28.25 28.29 28.25 28.19 28.19 59.0 61.5 60.0 59.0 61.5 60.0 59.0 62.0 ESE

?

9 28.25 28.30 28.28 28.26 28.26) 58.5 59.5 60.5

58.5 59.5 60.0 57.5 62.5 ESE

4 ESE

3 ESE

4 SE

2

0.00

3 ESE

2

0.00

""

1

?

37

10 28.36 28.42 28.41 28.39 28.39 50.0 50.0 49.0 47.0 49.0 47.0 49.0 60.5 N

4 N

4 N

3

0.00

Close fog throughout.

6 A.M., close fog; 3.30 P.M., openings

in fog at intervals.

Fine, clear, cloudy throughout.

1128.45 28.48 28.46 28.41 28.4145.0 47.0 47.0 44.0 45.5 46.5 44.0 51.0 N

3 N

2 N

2

0.00

""

Do.

do.

do.

71

"9

:

12 28.46 28.51 28.50 28.45 28.44 45.5 50.0 47.0 43.047.0 43.5 43.0 50.5 [E

1328.52 28.55. 28.51 28.48 28.4842.0 48.0 45.0 41.0 43.5 43.0 41.0 50.5 NE

1428.49 28.53 28.51 28.46 28.46 45.051.0 51.0 43.5 48.0 49.0 44.0 51.0 E

4 E

4 NE

4

0.00

Fine, cloudy, hazy throughout.

4 NE

3 E

4 NE

2 E

4

0.00

Do.

do.

do.

3

0.00

Fine, very hazy throughout.

1

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER Dep?t.

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO-

METER.

WINDS.

Self Registering.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Max.

NOON.

6 A.M.

NOON.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F.

1876.

}

Jan.

830.05 30.05. 30.07 30.00 29.99 64.5 66.0 66.0 63.0 65.0 65.0 63.0 66.0 E

2 EA

3 E

4

99

930.07, 30.09 30.11 30.04 30.05 64.0 67.0

!

67,064.0 65.0 65.0 63.0 68.0 E

!

2 E

4 E

1

6 A.M., overcast and misty; noon, overcast with drizzling

rain; 6 P.M., overcast and misty,

6 A.M., overcast and misty; 6 P.M., fine and cloudy.

多多

1030.17, 30.25 30.27 30.22 30.23 56,5 57.0 57.0 52.5 53.0 52.0 55.0 60.0 NW

1 NNE

3 NNE

3

Cloudy and fine throughout..

!

""

1130.30 30.35 30.34 30.29 30.26 52.054.5 57.5 43.0 50.5 52.0 49.0 54.0 NNE

3 Calm

0 NNE

2

Fine weather throughout.

1230.33, 30.38 30.38 30.33 30.31 52.0 55.0 58.0 47.0 49.0

"

1

52.0 50.0 55.0NNE

1330.37 30.43 30.43 30.35 30.36 50.5 56.0 56.5 45.5 49.0 52.0 50.0 55.0 N

?

4 NNE

3 NNE

2 NNE

2 E

!

1

Do. do. do.

2

Fine, clear weather throughout.

*

14 30.28 30.39, 30.37 30.29 30.29 56.0 59.0 61.0 52.0 52.0 55.0 58.0 57.0 NE

2 Calm

0 Calm

0

Do.

do.

do.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 14th January, 1876.

Hughes, Charlest

Choon

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Arold, P. F. 1 Anderson, Capt. 1 Angiolo, Lazerinil Avery, Montaguel Andrews, C. S. 1 Allison, James 1

Baldwin, Miss Lucy H.

Cruz, Manoel

Maria Cruz, de la J.

Chun Loong Cummings, Mrs. 1

Cook, B.

1

Goddard, T.

1 Johnson, Mrs. A.1

Cousins, A.W.0.1

18

Getley, A.

3

2

Carson, D.

8

Greham, W.

1

King, H. S.

1

Civetta, J.

45

Gonzalez, Felipe

1

}

1

Gordeen, T. L. 1

Lee Afoong, Mrs. 1 Lee, E.

1

Leong Weng

1

1

Baylis, Wm.

1

Begna, A. Mr. 2

Barker, Monsr. 1

Dowson, Ilon.}

9

Barr, C.

1

Becke, F. G.

1

Dawes, George 2

Baten, Mrs.

1

Irons, Wm. C. F.1

Biber, Mrs.

Favre, Clem nt 1

Emma

Frieake, J. A. 1

Jeffory, Stephen 1

H? Cheaw Chia 2 Howard, G.

}1

1

Morris, T. T. 1

Hagen, T., 1

Capt. Harris, John S. 1

Miura, Madine. 1 regd.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

1

Sevilla, Juan}

1

Tiang, Pean Tirudo, Ricardo

1

Place, Joseph E. Profumo, Luis 1 Parker, Edward 1 Purdie, W. L. 1 Pinto, Andr? C. 1

Quan O. IIay

11

1

Roberton, Jas. 3 Rusk, Madme. 1

Niccolopoloo

1

Poynter, J.

1

Paack, Ferd. J. 1

Pugno, Egidio 1

Schultze, E. H. 1 Share, Henry J. 1 Siebold, von A. Smith, H. M. 1 Silva, Avelina dal

1

Wanch, Monsr. 1 Wilkinson & Co.1 Wols, Louis Wilson, James Warren, H. Wade, J. M. Warren, Pelham 1

Yearl, Chs.

1

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4

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3

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6

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By Order,

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day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

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day.

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No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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No. 53.

CHINA SEA.

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Fisher Island Lighthouse, Pescadores.

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No. 17.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held. on the Spot, on Monday, January 31st, 1876, at 3.30 PM., are published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

    Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1876. Particulars and Conditions of the Letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Monday, the 31st day of January, 1876, by Order of His Excellency the Governor, of a Lot of Crown Land in the Colony of Hongkong for a Term of 75 Years.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOT.

No.

of

Registry No.

Sale.

LOCALITY.

Boundary Measurements.

Contents in

N.

E.

W.

Square ft.

Annual Rent.

Upset

Price.

feet.

feet.

feet.

feet.

1

58

The Gap, Victoria Peak,.

150.0 150.0 250.0 250.0

37,500

8.60 100.00

CONDITIONS OF SALE.

1. The highest bidder above the upset price shall be the Purchaser, and if any dispute arise the Lot shall be put up again at a former bidding.

2. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $

    3. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the Purchaser shall sign the Memorandum of Agree- ment 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 the full amount of Premium at which the Lot shall have been knocked down.

     4. The Purchaser of the Lot shall be entitled to and shall excente on demand a Lease from the Crown of the Piece or Parcel of Ground comprised in such Lot for 75 Years, to be computed from the 25th day of December, 1875, at such Annual Rental payable half-yearly on the 21th day of June and the 25th day of December in every Year as is specified in the Particulars of such Lot hereinbefore con- tained; and such Crown Lease shall be subject to and contain all Exceptions, Reservations, Covenants, Clauses, and Conditions inserted in the Crown Leases of Farm Lots in the Colony of Hongkong.

5. The Purchaser of the Lot shall pay to the Surveyor General on behalf of Her Majesty The QUEEN, a Fee of $5 upon the execution of the Crown Lease thereof.

    6. Should the Purchaser neglect or fail to comply with these Conditions, his Premium or any por- tion 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 Purchase Money shall be retained by Her Majesty, and the deficiency, if any, and all Costs and Expenses shall be made good by the defaulter and he recoverable as liquidated damages.

7. Possession of the Lot sold shall be given to the Purchaser, and deemed to have been taken by him on the day of sale.

    8. The Purchaser of the Lot shall within one week from the day of sale mark out the boundaries of his lot by fixing granite boundary posts, of not less than 9 inches square at each angle of the said Lot.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASER. Memorandum that the person whose name is hereunder written has been declared the highest bidder for the Lot described in the foregoing Particulars of Sale and hereunder specified opposite to his said name and signature and does hereby agree to become the Lessee thereof under and subject to the foregoing Conditions of Sale and on his part to perform and abide by the said Conditions.

Number

of sale

Lot.

Registry Number

and

Description of Lot Purchased.

Amount of Annual Rental. Premium at which

Purchased.

Signature of Purchaser.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1876.

No. 18.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Table of Meteorological Observations, taken at the Government Civil Hospital during the Month of December, 1875, is published for general information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1876.

By Command,

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1875. 86 feet above mear low level of Spring Tides.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

39

THERMOMETERS (Fahrenheit.)

HYGROMETER.

DAY OF MONTH.

BAROMETER.

SELF REGISTERING

DAY OF

WEEK.

ATTACHED IN SHADE.

MAX. MAX.

IN THE SHADE.

SUN,

Maar, mud Min, of the previous 24 hours, taken at Noon.

SUN,

BULB

IN

BULB

LX-

VACCO. POSED.

MIN.

ON

DHUR-

NAL

RANGE,

MIN.

GRASS.

IN

IN SOIL.

6

ANCHES

DRY BULBIN WET BULBIN SHADE.

SHADE.

HUMIDITY COMPLETE SATURATION =100.

SHADE.

DEEP.

9 A.M.

1

Wednesday,

30.01

2 Thursday,

30.18

B

Friday,

30.21

3 P.M. 19 A.M.3 P,M Mac. €0.07 65.0 61.0 55.0 69.0 68.0 61.0 62.0 : 55.0 6.9.0 64.0 .14 58.0 56.0 48.0 57.0 55.0

Min.

Temp, at

Noon.

MENT

DURING

21 hours OUS 24 HOURS. IN MILES.

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.

DEW POINT. QUARTER.

WIND.

CLOUD.

OZONE.

MOVE-

RAIN IN

INCHES

DURING

THE

PREVI-

0-10.

0-10.

12

24

Hours. Hours.

71

70. 50.0 11.0 20.0 57.0 50.0 14.0 21.0 57.0 45.0 9.0 22.0 55.0

Saturday,

.0 48.0 87.0 55.0

0.0 14.0

5

Sunday,

6

Monday,

1.04

30.07

2.0 i

50.0

46.0

11.0 18.0

65.0 61.0 61.0 57.0 78. 77. 61.9 : 62.0 68.0 56.0 67. 67. 68.0 56.0 46.0 44.0 43. 32.0 51.0 44.0 43.0 46. 62.0 40.0

57.7

53.5 E.

291

0.36 10

10

49.8

50.8 IN.

243

4

41.

35.2

32.7 IN.

200

54.

31.8

84.7

281

0.09

60.

41.

42.4 87.8

N.

227

51.0

63.0

47.0

7 Tuesday

40.0

09.0

22.0 55.0 60.0 63.0 15.0 21.0 55.0

02.

59. 46.8

?E.

210

65.0

8

Wednesday,

64.0

9 Thursday,

9.17

50.0

04.0

67.

10: Friday,

63. 6.09

73.

11 Saturday,

53.0

03.0 67.0

72.

12

Sunday,

70 0

60.0

78.

B

Monday,

62.0

60.0

14

Tuesday,

01.0

50.0

71.

15

Wednesday,

1.12

60.0

71.

47.0 11.0 20.0 55.0 47.0 10.0 20.0 50.0 47.0 13.0 20.0 56.0 12.0 20.0 56.0 14.0 22.0 59.0 9.0 23.0 55.0

46.0 12.0 24.0 54.0 44.0 11.0 24.0 54.0

64.0 64.0

68.0 54.0

16

Thursday,

11.0 29.0 50.0

17

Friday,

.07

56.0 07

11.0 24.0 58.0

58,0 62. 56. 62. 63. 47.9 62. 63. 47.0 55. 56. 30.0 55. 50. 18.0 54.0 50.0 51. 50. 61.0 45.0 61.0 44. 50. 09.0 440 49.0 47. 40. 60.0 46.0 60.0 52. 60. 64.0 81.0 56,0 61. 50. 09.0 56.0 62.

46.8 48.6

E.

186

E.

191

.E.

N.

176

01.0

149

519

.E.

192

51.9

155

42.3

205

229

215

186

52.

139

18

Saturday,

52.0 62.

19 Sunday,

30.24

41.0 58.0

15.0

63.

20 Monday,

30.08

41.0 69.

58.0

40.0 1 18.0

21

Tuesday,

0.13

$0.07 55.0 01.0

41.0 63.

50.0

40.0

19.0

22

Wednesday,

30.15

24.10 50

65.0

1.0

05.

61.0

42.0

23

Thursday,

24

Friday,

25

Saturday,

26

Sunday,

27 Monday,

28

29

Tuesday,

Wednesday,

30

Thursday,

31

Friday,.

30.22 30.17 57.0 66,0 30.16 83.13 55.0 54.0 49.0 57.0 58.0 30.13 ! 80.05 57. 62.0 51.0 63.0 62.0 30.04 29.98 61. 61. 56.0 63.9 62.0 30.01 29.92 69.0 58.0 69.0 68.0

30.05 30.01 64.0 65.0 59.0 60.0 65.0 30.12 30.05 62.0 63.0 58.0 07.0 64.0

30.13 30.05 63.0 07.0 €9.0 69 0 66.0 ? 30.10 30.02 64.0 65.0 60.0 69.0 65.0

51,0 02.0

67.0

40.0

40.0

52.0

2.0 29.0 43.0 57.0 62.0 7.0 28.0 41.0 61.0 61.0 64.0 69.0

Mean

30.16 30.08 59.2 61.9 52.1 03.8 62.1 Summary of December, 1874:

Mean Shade Temp.,

.06.5

71. 67. 44.2 11.6

Total Rain fall,

60.

72. 69. 40.0

67. 39.0 71. 48.0 11.0 28.0 78. 44.0 10.0 29.0 53.0 64.0 65.0 60.0 61.0 77. 74. 72. 43.0 9.0 29.0 52.0 62.0 63.0 58.0 59.0 77. 76. 74. 40.0 10.0 29.0 55.0 63.0 67.0 59.0 63.0 77. 78. 76. 74. 45.0 9.0 29.0 55.0 64.0 65.0 60.0 61.0 23.0 51.4 50.2 61.9 0.31 inches. Rain fell on

49.0 10.0 26.0 54.0 28.0 69.0 46.0 48.0 48. 43.0 56.0 62.0 40.0 42. 48. 25.0 48.0 51. 59.0 44.0 43.0 47. 46. 20. 44.0 61.0 46.0 50.0 52. 47. 47.0 59.0 65.0 48.0 64.0 46. 48. 25.0 42.0 57.0 66.0 46.0 55.0 45. 48. 35.9 20.0 43.0 69.0 54.0 51.0 50.0 75.

46.

953

46.

271

215

182

15.0

199

215

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9

> 10 10 10 00 10 4 10 044?

2010 1 10 10 10 DAPENSILS

74.

46.1

251

0.26

10

58.0 58.0 75.

77.

40.8 54.6 E.

229

0.10

57.0 57.0 77. 60.0 65.0 77.

77.

78.

58.5 58.5 66.7 61.9 E.

.E.

253

1.06

10

219

78.

77.

1 56.7 57.7 E.

187

54.6

55.6 IN.

231

55.6

59.8 IS.E.

.E.

194

77.

78.

56.7

57.7 E.

S. E.

212

4.

10

4.

51.7 54.4

60.

59.

44.9

47.4

217

2.46

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*The existing methods of determining the amount of Ozone in the atmosphere having been pronounced insufficient at the last Meteorological Congress at Viemma, this columu will be omitted in future.

C. J. WHARRY, M.D., Superintendent.

1803:

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40

No. 19.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 31st instant, for repairs of Cleverly Street. The Specification can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1876.

NOTICE.

Victoria Peak Signal Station.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   In order to prevent confusion in indicating whether an approaching Steamer has the English, French or American Mail on board, the Ensign representing that Mail will be hoisted under the Ball at the Mast head together with a distance signal.

With a view to lessening the number of Flags hoisted in making a distance signal (which is now a 3-flag signal), the Flags of the Commercial Code have been numbered, letter B. representing num- ber 1, and so on to W. or number 18, the Code signal representing the Cipher.

In practice these signals will be found not to interfere with the general signals in the book.

The Community should bear in mind that a two-flag signal, such as C. F., which, at the Yard Arm would mean that the vessel signalled bore N. b E., when hoisted at the Mast head will hence- forth signify that the vessel is 24 miles off.

The numerical table for distances on the present Victoria Peak Signal Cards will be discontinued; and owners of such Cards should number their Flags, when they will at once understand how far off a vessel is, without reference to any table.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 19th January, 1876.

POLICE NOTIFICATION.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbour Master.

    Permission is given under Ordinance No.10 of 1872, to fire Crackers between 4 P.M. on 25th, and 9 P.M. on 26th January, 1876.

The Police will have orders to summon or arrest any person firing Crackers after 9 P.M. on 26th instant.

Central Police Office, Hongkong, 21st January, 1876.

No. 14.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

C. V. CREAGH, Deputy Superintendent of Police.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 24th instant, for the repairs of Hollywood Road and Bonham Strand East.

   The Specifications can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1876.

No. 13.

Road.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 24th instant, for repairs of Lower Albert

The Specification can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary,

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42

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 21ST JANUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

January 15

30.30

57

30.25

59.5

53.5

59.5

30.19

61

16

30.24

61

30.20

61

55

61

30.13

66.5

""

17

30.18

61

30.12

60

58

62

30.06

62

18

30.12

63.5

30.07

65

58.5

65

30.03

68

""

19

30.18

59

30.15

58.5

55.5

66.5

30.12

58.5

""

20

30.21

58

30.17

59

54.5

59

30.12

62

""

21

30.21

57

30.17

59

55

60.5

30.12

61

??

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,833 feet.

THERMO-

METER.

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

RAIN,

DATE.

Self Registerings

Force, range from 0 to 12.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 F.M.

Min. Mocj

GA.M.

NOON.

NOON. Dire. F. Ding. F.

6 P.M.

NOON.

Dirm. P.

1876.

Jan. 15 29.43′ 28.47 28.44 28.39 28.38] 45.5 58.0 1.0 48.5 49.5 49.0 45.0 54.5

E

4 E

#

E

0.00

i

,, 1628.89 28.42 28.39 28.34 28.33) 49.0

54.5

17 28.33 28.35 28.31. 28.26 28.2650.0

58.0

54.0 49.0 52.0 51.0 48.5 56.5 | E

52.5 49.0 51.0 49.5 49.0 78.0 ESE

E

2

E

0.00

↓ ESE

·1

E

0.00

22

""

1828.26 28.32 28.30 28.26 28.26) 53.5 59.0 58.0 53.0 57.0 55.0 52.0 59.0

E

BE

2

NW

0.00

Fine, cloudy, hazy throughout.

6 A.M., passing fog at intervals: 10

A.M., fine, hazy.

Fine, cloudy, hazy throughout.

Fine, clear, cloudy throughout.

!

!

1928.30. 28.35 2832 26.26 28.29] 50.0 51.0 48.5 48.5 48.5 47.0 48.5 60,5 ENE

*

ENE

2 E

0.00

Overcast, hazy throughout.

""

!

20 28.31 28.37 28.36 28.31 28,3148.0

53.5 58.0 46.5 51.0 51.0 46.5 53.5 E

4

E

2 N

0.00

Fine, cloudy, lazy throngheut.

""

21

28.34 28.37 28.34 28.31 28.30 50.0 50.5 50.0 49.0 50.0 48.0 50.0 60.0 E

1 NNE

2 NNW

0.00

11

GA.M., close wet fog; 19,30 A.M., fiuc.

lazy.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEPOT.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

WINDS.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

DATE.

METER.

Self Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

Noox.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

Noox.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

Min. Mar,

6 A.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

REMARKS AS TO

WEATHER.

NOON. Dien. F. Dira, F.

G P.M.

Dirn.

i

1876.

Jan. 1530.31 30.31 30.29 30.21 80.21 55.0 59.0 59.0 54.0 59.0 56.5 54.0 60.0

NE

1 E

2 E

1

""

1730.16 30.19. 30.17 30.07 30.07:59.5 62.0

:

1830.11 30.12 30.13 30.08 30.08' 61.0

65.5

1630.82 30.26 39.24 30.16 30.16 59.0 61.0 62.0 56.5 57.5

64.5 57.0 57.5 58.0 57.0 62.0 E

66.5 59.5 61.5 68.5 59.0 (5.5 ENE

59.5 52.0 61.0 ENE

1 ENE

3 E

2

Do.

do.

Fine, clear weather throughout.

do.

:

1

E

3 E

Overcast and tine.

I E

2 Calm

0

Cloudy and fine.

}

1930.11 30.20 30.17 30.13 30.1357:0

59.5 39.5 53.0 56.0 56.0 55.0 59.5 NNE

1 NNE

2 NNE

2

??

21 30.19. 30.23′ 30.23 30.16 30.1157.0 59.0

2030.16 30.20 30.20 30.14 30.16/55.0 60.5 61.0 58.0 56.0 58.0 54.0 60.0 NNI

60,5 55.0 55.5 56.0.55.9 59.9 Calin

→ SW

1 Caln

0

O W

2 SW

2

6 A., overcast and fine; noon, fiue, clear; 6 P.M., over-

east and line.

Cloudy and fine.

6 A.M., cloudy and fine; fine, clear weather throughout.

""

Letters. Papers

Anderson, Capt. 1 Angiolo,Lazerini1 Avery, Montaguel Andrews, C. S. 1 Allison, James 1

Begna, A. Mr. 2

Chun Loong Cummings, Mrs. 1

Dowson, Hon. ?

Richard Dawes, George 3

Barker, Monsr. 1

Irons, Win. C. F.1

Morris, T. T. Miura, Madine. Morris, 11.

1

1

Barr, C.

1

Favre, Clement 1

Fricake, J. A.

1

Cousins, A.W.0.1

18

Jeffory, Stephen 1 Johnson, Mrs. A.1

Carson, D.

8

Goddard, T.

1

Civetta, J.

45

Greham, W.

1

King, H. S.

Cruz, Manoel

1

Gonzalez, Felipe

1

Maria

Gordeen, T. L. 1

Lee Afoong, Mrs.)

Cruz, de la J.

Gamble, Robert 2

Lee, E.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 21st January, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

1

9

Letters. Papers.

Hughes, Charles1 Ho Chew Chin 2 Hagen, T.,

Capt.

1

Harris, John S. 1 Honggong, Mrs.

Leong Wong

Chamon Liddell, J. G. Lentz, Wm.

Letters. Papers.

Pugno, Egidio 1 Place, Joseph E. Profumo, Luis 1 Parker, Edward 1 Purdie. W. L. 1 Finto, Andr? C. 1

Quan (). Hay

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pops

1

Silva, Avelina dal Sevilla, Juan ;

Pastor

1

J

Tiang, Pean Tirudo, Ricardo 1

1

2

Wanch, Monsr. 1

Niccolopelan

Q. S. O'Brien, James 1

Paynter, J. I Dr. J. I

Roberton, Jas. 3 Husk, Madme. 1 Kyail, Mr.

Schultze, E. L. 1 Siebold, von A. Smith, H. M.

Wols, Louis

1

Wilson, James

I

1

1

Warren, H. Wade, J. M. Warren, Pelham 1

Yearl, Chs. 1

1

1

regd.

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N

42

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 21ST JANUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

January 15

30.30

57

30.25

59.5

53.5

59.5

30.19

61

16

30.24

61

30.20

61

55

61

30.13

66.5

""

17

30.18

61

30.12

60

58

62

30.06

62

18

30.12

63.5

30.07

65

58.5

65

30.03

68

""

19

30.18

59

30.15

58.5

55.5

66.5

30.12

58.5

""

20

30.21

58

30.17

59

54.5

59

30.12

62

""

21

30.21

57

30.17

59

55

60.5

30.12

61

""

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,833 feet.

THERMO-

METER.

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

RAIN,

DATE.

Self Registerings

Force, range from 0 to 12.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 F.M.

Min. Mocj

GA.M.

NOON.

NOON. Dire. F. Ding. F.

6 P.M.

NOON.

Dirm. P.

1876.

Jan. 15 29.43′ 28.47 28.44 28.39 28.38] 45.5 58.0 1.0 48.5 49.5 49.0 45.0 54.5

E

4 E

#

E

0.00

i

,, 1628.89 28.42 28.39 28.34 28.33) 49.0

54.5

17 28.33 28.35 28.31. 28.26 28.2650.0

58.0

54.0 49.0 52.0 51.0 48.5 56.5 | E

52.5 49.0 51.0 49.5 49.0 78.0 ESE

E

2

E

0.00

↓ ESE

·1

E

0.00

22

""

1828.26 28.32 28.30 28.26 28.26) 53.5 59.0 58.0 53.0 57.0 55.0 52.0 59.0

E

BE

2

NW

0.00

Fine, cloudy, hazy throughout.

6 A.M., passing fog at intervals: 10

A.M., fine, hazy.

Fine, cloudy, hazy throughout.

Fine, clear, cloudy throughout.

!

!

1928.30. 28.35 2832 26.26 28.29] 50.0 51.0 48.5 48.5 48.5 47.0 48.5 60,5 ENE

*

ENE

2 E

0.00

Overcast, hazy throughout.

""

!

20 28.31 28.37 28.36 28.31 28,3148.0

53.5 58.0 46.5 51.0 51.0 46.5 53.5 E

4

E

2 N

0.00

Fine, cloudy, lazy throngheut.

""

21

28.34 28.37 28.34 28.31 28.30 50.0 50.5 50.0 49.0 50.0 48.0 50.0 60.0 E

1 NNE

2 NNW

0.00

11

GA.M., close wet fog; 19,30 A.M., fiuc.

lazy.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEPOT.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

WINDS.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

DATE.

METER.

Self Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

Noox.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

Noox.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

Min. Mar,

6 A.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

REMARKS AS TO

WEATHER.

NOON. Dien. F. Dira, F.

G P.M.

Dirn.

i

1876.

Jan. 1530.31 30.31 30.29 30.21 80.21 55.0 59.0 59.0 54.0 59.0 56.5 54.0 60.0

NE

1 E

2 E

1

""

1730.16 30.19. 30.17 30.07 30.07:59.5 62.0

:

1830.11 30.12 30.13 30.08 30.08' 61.0

65.5

1630.82 30.26 39.24 30.16 30.16 59.0 61.0 62.0 56.5 57.5

64.5 57.0 57.5 58.0 57.0 62.0 E

66.5 59.5 61.5 68.5 59.0 (5.5 ENE

59.5 52.0 61.0 ENE

1 ENE

3 E

2

Do.

do.

Fine, clear weather throughout.

do.

:

1

E

3 E

Overcast and tine.

I E

2 Calm

0

Cloudy and fine.

}

1930.11 30.20 30.17 30.13 30.1357:0

59.5 39.5 53.0 56.0 56.0 55.0 59.5 NNE

1 NNE

2 NNE

2

??

21 30.19. 30.23′ 30.23 30.16 30.1157.0 59.0

2030.16 30.20 30.20 30.14 30.16/55.0 60.5 61.0 58.0 56.0 58.0 54.0 60.0 NNI

60,5 55.0 55.5 56.0.55.9 59.9 Calin

→ SW

1 Caln

0

O W

2 SW

2

6 A., overcast and fine; noon, fiue, clear; 6 P.M., over-

east and line.

Cloudy and fine.

6 A.M., cloudy and fine; fine, clear weather throughout.

""

Letters. Papers

Anderson, Capt. 1 Angiolo,Lazerini1 Avery, Montaguel Andrews, C. S. 1 Allison, James 1

Begna, A. Mr. 2

Chun Loong Cummings, Mrs. 1

Dowson, Hon. ?

Richard Dawes, George 3

Barker, Monsr. 1

Irons, Win. C. F.1

Morris, T. T. Miura, Madine. Morris, 11.

1

1

Barr, C.

1

Favre, Clement 1

Fricake, J. A.

1

Cousins, A.W.0.1

18

Jeffory, Stephen 1 Johnson, Mrs. A.1

Carson, D.

8

Goddard, T.

1

Civetta, J.

45

Greham, W.

1

King, H. S.

Cruz, Manoel

1

Gonzalez, Felipe

1

Maria

Gordeen, T. L. 1

Lee Afoong, Mrs.)

Cruz, de la J.

Gamble, Robert 2

Lee, E.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 21st January, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

1

9

Letters. Papers.

Hughes, Charles1 Ho Chew Chin 2 Hagen, T.,

Capt.

1

Harris, John S. 1 Honggong, Mrs.

Leong Wong

Chamon Liddell, J. G. Lentz, Wm.

Letters. Papers.

Pugno, Egidio 1 Place, Joseph E. Profumo, Luis 1 Parker, Edward 1 Purdie. W. L. 1 Finto, Andr? C. 1

Quan (). Hay

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pops

1

Silva, Avelina dal Sevilla, Juan ;

Pastor

1

J

Tiang, Pean Tirudo, Ricardo 1

1

2

Wanch, Monsr. 1

Niccolopelan

Q. S. O'Brien, James 1

Paynter, J. I Dr. J. I

Roberton, Jas. 3 Husk, Madme. 1 Kyail, Mr.

Schultze, E. L. 1 Siebold, von A. Smith, H. M.

Wols, Louis

1

Wilson, James

I

1

1

Warren, H. Wade, J. M. Warren, Pelham 1

Yearl, Chs. 1

1

1

regd.

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Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anazie Aldebaran

4

4

Canaan Corea

3

Gosshawk

19 8

Lammermuir

1

Pride of the

1

Georgina

2

Thames

} 1

Sarah Nichol-

son

Lets. Paps.

}

1

Argonaut 6

1

Caroline

4

1

Portland

1

Min

Amedine

1

Calabar, S.s.

4

1

Hazel Holme

1

Pontu

Marina

5

1

Alexandra

3

Cushan

1

Hope

3

Amanda

1

Hada

1

Monarchy

1

Terentia Tagus, s.s.

4

1

Retriever

Alexander

1

Dilharree

2

Mecca, S.s.

1

Lover of Bal-

Uda

Manired

1

Abbotsford

1

Dartmouth

3

Isabella

9

timore

Rover of the Seas 1

Venis

2

Benj. D. Sewall 1

E. J. Spense

1

Julia II.

1

Nahor

4

Robert Boak

2

Virginia

1

Belcome

1

Ellen Brewes

1

New Granada 1

Rookwood

1

England's Glory 3

Kassa

1

Webfoot

1

Champion of

E. P. Bouverie 2

Steffone

1

1

the Seas

Eleanor

1

Lea

6

Olympia, s.s.

1 regd.

Channel Queen 2

Luera

1

Cape Horn

Carricks

1

6 2

Formosa Fealy

Laju

1

Sir Harry Parkes 5 Spirit of the

Age

William Davie 4 Weymouth

6

1

1

1

Lord Macduff 1

Prince Arthur 1

Sir Wm. Wallace 1

Zephyrus

?

For H. M. Ships.

Letter.

Victor Emanuel 1

Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu,

Detained for Postage.

.1 Letter. Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson, 1 Letter

|

Cameron, Mrs., 27, Franklyn Street, Melbourne,

Douglas, Captain F., San Francisco,

Arnold, T. F., Hongkong,

Bowdler, Miss, John Campbell Road, Stoke Newington, London, Brown, Touey, Southville, North Carolina,

Dead Letters.

1

McKibben, Revd. W. R., San Francisco,

McKibben, Mrs. W. R., Post Office, San Francisco, McLanahan, Mrs., Sandusky Street, Alleghany, Pa., Nuttall, Mr., General Post Office, Melbourne, Ritchie, J., Passenger per S.S. Crocus, Hongkong,

1

1

1

1

1

Falconer, Mrs. D., 160, Huron Street, Cleveland, Ohio,

Fielding, Miss Hope, Post Office, San Francisco, .

1

Roche, Miss, 38, Van Coft Avenue, New York, Semly, Robert, Seaman, Bristol, England,

1

1

Goodridge, S. F., New York,

1

Simpson, Captain, barque Adella, Shanghai,

1

Hennessy, Mrs. II., Bangor, Maine,

1

Smith, Mrs. Isaac, Los Angeles, California,

1

Jacobsen, Captain J. E., schooner detire, San Francisco,

3

Tilton, J. E., Boston, Mass., U.S.A.

1

Jobin, A., Fourteenth Street, New York,

1

Warren, Mrs. M., 52, Elymer street, Brooklyn, New York,..

1

Lassen, II. P. C., Cincinnati, Ohio,

1

The above letters have been returned from various places at which the addressees cannot be found. If not claimed within three days they will be

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By the Court,

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Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anazie Aldebaran

4

4

Canaan Corea

3

Gosshawk

19 8

Lammermuir

1

Pride of the

1

Georgina

2

Thames

} 1

Sarah Nichol-

son

Lets. Paps.

}

1

Argonaut 6

1

Caroline

4

1

Portland

1

Min

Amedine

1

Calabar, S.s.

4

1

Hazel Holme

1

Pontu

Marina

5

1

Alexandra

3

Cushan

1

Hope

3

Amanda

1

Hada

1

Monarchy

1

Terentia Tagus, s.s.

4

1

Retriever

Alexander

1

Dilharree

2

Mecca, S.s.

1

Lover of Bal-

Uda

Manired

1

Abbotsford

1

Dartmouth

3

Isabella

9

timore

Rover of the Seas 1

Venis

2

Benj. D. Sewall 1

E. J. Spense

1

Julia II.

1

Nahor

4

Robert Boak

2

Virginia

1

Belcome

1

Ellen Brewes

1

New Granada 1

Rookwood

1

England's Glory 3

Kassa

1

Webfoot

1

Champion of

E. P. Bouverie 2

Steffone

1

1

the Seas

Eleanor

1

Lea

6

Olympia, s.s.

1 regd.

Channel Queen 2

Luera

1

Cape Horn

Carricks

1

6 2

Formosa Fealy

Laju

1

Sir Harry Parkes 5 Spirit of the

Age

William Davie 4 Weymouth

6

1

1

1

Lord Macduff 1

Prince Arthur 1

Sir Wm. Wallace 1

Zephyrus

?

For H. M. Ships.

Letter.

Victor Emanuel 1

Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu,

Detained for Postage.

.1 Letter. Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson, 1 Letter

|

Cameron, Mrs., 27, Franklyn Street, Melbourne,

Douglas, Captain F., San Francisco,

Arnold, T. F., Hongkong,

Bowdler, Miss, John Campbell Road, Stoke Newington, London, Brown, Touey, Southville, North Carolina,

Dead Letters.

1

McKibben, Revd. W. R., San Francisco,

McKibben, Mrs. W. R., Post Office, San Francisco, McLanahan, Mrs., Sandusky Street, Alleghany, Pa., Nuttall, Mr., General Post Office, Melbourne, Ritchie, J., Passenger per S.S. Crocus, Hongkong,

1

1

1

1

1

Falconer, Mrs. D., 160, Huron Street, Cleveland, Ohio,

Fielding, Miss Hope, Post Office, San Francisco, .

1

Roche, Miss, 38, Van Coft Avenue, New York, Semly, Robert, Seaman, Bristol, England,

1

1

Goodridge, S. F., New York,

1

Simpson, Captain, barque Adella, Shanghai,

1

Hennessy, Mrs. II., Bangor, Maine,

1

Smith, Mrs. Isaac, Los Angeles, California,

1

Jacobsen, Captain J. E., schooner detire, San Francisco,

3

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1

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1

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1

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1

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. XXII.

The following Order of the Queen in Council, dated 26th day of October, 1875, extending to Dutch Vessels the advantages held out by "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1862," to ships of Foreign Countries adopting the rules for the measurement of Tonnage, which obtain in England, is published for general

information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th January, 1876.

AT THE COURT AT BALMORAL. The 26th day of October, 1875. PRESENT,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

Whereas by the "Merchant Shipping Act Amendment Act, 1862," it is enacted, that whenever it is made to appear to Her Majesty that the rules concerning the measurement of tonnage of merchant ships, for the time being in force under the principal Act, have been adopted by the Government of any foreign country, and are in force in that country, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty by Order in Council to direct that the ships of such foreign country shall be deemed to be of the tonnage denoted in their certificate of resgistry or other national papers, and thereupon it shall no longer be necessary for such ships to be remeasured in any port or place in Her Majesty's dominions; but such ships shall be deemed to be of the tonnage denoted in their certificates of registry or other papers in the saine manner, to the same extent, and for the same purposes, in, to, and for which the tonnage denoted in the certificate of registry of British ships is to be deemed the tonnage of such ships:

6.

And whereas it has been made to appear to Her Majesty that the rules concerning the measure- ment of tonnage of merchant ships now in force under The Merchant Shipping Act, 1854," have been adopted by the Government of His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, with the exception of a difference in the mode in certain steamers of estimating the allowance for engine-room, and such rules are now in force in that country, having come into operation on the 1st day of January, 1876, Her Majesty is hereby pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Commeil, to direct as follows:

    1. As regards sailing ships, that merchant sailing ships of the said Kingdom of the Netherlands, the measurement whereof after the said day of January, 1876, has been ascertained and denoted in the registers and other national papers of such sailing ships, testified by the date thereof, shall be deemed to be of the tonnage denoted in such registers and other national papers in the same manner, and to the same extent, and for the same purpose in, to, and for which the tonnage denoted in the certificate of registry of British sailing ships is deemed to be the tonnage of such ships.

    2. As regards steam ships, that merchant ships belonging to the said Kingdom of the Netherlands, which are propelled by steam or any other power requiring engine-room, the measurement whereof, shall, after the said 1st day of January, 1876, have been ascertained and denoted in the registers and other national papers of such steam ships, testified by the dates thereof, shall be deemed to be of the tonnage denoted in such registers or other national papers in the same manner, and to the same extent, and for the same purpose in, to and for which the tommage denoted in the certificate of registry of British ships is deemed to be the tonnage of such ships: Provided nevertheless, that if the owner or master of any such Dutch steam ship desires the deduction for engine-room in his ships to be estimated under the rules for engine-room measurement and deduction applicable to British ships, instead of under the Dutch rule, the engine-room shall be measured and the dedution calculated according to the British rules.

EDMUND HARRISON.

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No. 21.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to issue a fresh Commission of the Peace for this Colony, and the List of the Gentlemen therein is hereby published for general information.

The Honourable CHARLES MAY.

The Honourable W. H. ALEXANDER. The Honourable P. RYRIE.

H. G. THOMSETT, Esquire, R.N. ROBERT MCMURDO, Esquire.

The Honourable CECIL C. SMITH.

T. G. LInstead, Esquire.

H. ST.L. MAGNIAC, Esquire.

W. M. DEANE, Esquire.

M. S. TONNOCHY, Esquire. FREDERICK STEWART, Esquire.

C. V. CREAGH, Esquire.

The Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK. JAMES RUSSELL, Esquire. ALFRED LISTER, Esquire. E. R. BELILIOS, Esquire.

RICHARD A. O'BRIEN, Esquire, M.D.

The Honourable HENRY LOWCOCK.

JAMES GREIG, Esquire.

JOHN M. PRICE, Esquire.

PHILIP B. C. AYRES, Esquire, M.R C.S.E. C. Morland Kerr, Esquire. H. H. NELSON, Esquire.

H. L. Dalrymple, Esquire. ALEXANDER MACIVER, Esquire. NATHANIEL J. EDE, Esquire. H. E. WODEHOUSE, Esquire. J. P. McEUEN, Esquire, R.N. THOMAS JACKSON, Esquire. J. P. Barnes, Esquire. F. D. SASSOON, Esquire. THOS. FORREST, Esquire. R. H. SANDEMAN, Esquire. E. TOBIN, Esquire.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN.

Colonial Secretary.

No. 22.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    His Excellency Governor SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B., is pleased to direct that the following revised Rates of Postage (including those notified on the 5th instant) be published for general information.

France and Algeria, via Brindisi,.

Brazil, Registration Fee,..

By French Packet.

LETTERS.

Continent of Europe (France excepted), Ports of China and Japan (To or from), Aden, Ceylon, India, Pondicherry, Saigon,.

    The above are all the changes hitherto made in the Table of Rates must be regarded as superseding that Table so far as they apply.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1876.

Cents.

.12 per oz. ...16.

]

..18 per 4 oz.

8

per OZ. ....12 per oz.

dated the 1st instant, and

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 23.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1876.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 54.

CHINA SEA,

YANGTZE RIVER. HANKOW DISTRICT.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

47

NOTICE is hereby given that the ship's mast-head light formerly exhibited over the wrecked Lorcha Chinhai, at the upper end of Gravener Island, has been discontinued. This is the light referred to in Notice to Mariners, No. 47 of the 17th June, 1875.

By order of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

Engineer-in-Chief.

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS, ENGINEER'S OFFICE, SHANGHAI, 12th January, 1876.

Νο. 24.

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, 1875, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

List of Masters and Mates who have passed their Examinations, during the year ending 31st December, 1875.

Date.

No. OF CERTIFICATE.

NAMES.

Ranks.

1875.

January

7

515

14

516

Carl Ferdinand Emil Herrmann, Asmus Alfred Bachu..anu,

February 11

517

Jacob Wilkens.

IS

518

Charles Constantine,

19

519

Detlev Michelsen,

Master.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

20

620

Joseph Ambroso..

99

March

521

Henry Vauhorne Touzalin,

522

John Watt,....

18

523

Daniel Fraser

Second Mate.

Do.

Master.

Do.

20

24

Ludwig August Kessul,

Do.

25

525

William Rogers Payne.

April May

526

Charles Lacy Perks,

527

Edward Lee,

528

Alexander Mathieson,

57

29

529

William ags Cobb..

June

530

William Gerrie Craig,

531

John Maddock Dillon,

July

532

Erik Alexander Hanson,

27

533

Robert Shaw Lees.

August 5

534

10

535

11

536

25

537

September 3

538

October

6

539

19

540

Hewitt Keunard Davis,

26

541

November 4

542

Henry Stevens Lawrence, Henry Thomas Weighell,

Heinrich George Theodor Scharlan,..

Gordon Gilchrist Berry,

Thomas Jacksou Jobling,

Alfred Walker,

Hermann Franz Alexander Schnepel,

Edward William Place,

First Mate.

Master.

First Mate. Only Mate.

Master. First Mate. Second Mate. Master.

First Mate. Master.

Do. First Mate. Master. Only Mate. Master. Second Mate. Master.

Do.

8

543

"

12

544

30

545

December 3

546

7

547

10

548

**

17

549

William Hippisley Luther, William Mearns,

Carl Eduard Johan Dalgas, Charles John Tenquist, Frederick Day Goddard,

James Maitland,

Duncan Forbes,.

Second Mate.

Only Mate.

First Mate.

Only Mate.

First Mate.

Master.

21

550

Eschel Holdt...

*

551

Carl Friedrich Stolze.....

31

562

Vilhelm Sophus Hansen,

Second Mate.

First Mate. Master.

Do.

Harbour Department. Hongkong, 24th January, 1876.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, ye.

48

No. 25.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1876.

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, 25th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Convictions under Ordinance No. 15 of 1869, namely, the Cargo-boat Ordinance, for the Year ending 31st December, 1875.

DATE.

NAMES OF THE PARTIES TO THE SUIT.

OFFENCE.

SENTENCE.

REMARKS.

1875. Aug: 16th

Oct. 11th

Nov. 11th

16th

"

R. at complaint of William McClellan, Inspector

of Junks, European, Plaintiff,

2.

1. Kwok-a-Tai, Boatman of Cargo-boat No.

172, 2. Tam-a-Chee, Boatman of Cargo-boat No.

164,

Chinese, Defendants.

R. at complaint of Thomas Blake, Police Cons-

table, No. 34, European, Plaintiff,

0.

1. Fung-shik-Li, Boatman of a Cargo-boat. 2. Ho-a-Yan, Boatman

do.. Chinese, Defendants.

R. at complaint of John Schmidt, Police Cons-

table, No. 31, European, Plaintiff,

V.

Wong-a-?, Boatman of a Cargo-boat,

Chinese, Defendant.

R. at complaint of John Schmidt, Police Cons-

table, No. 8i, Euro, can, Plaintiff,

V.

Leung-a-Pat, Boatman of a Cargo-boat,

On or about the 7th August, did unlawfully have their Cargo-boats with the bottom boards broken so as to facilitate the fraudulent conevalue of goods; contrary to Ordinance No. 15 of 1869, Section XIV.

Plying an unlicensed Cargo- boat on 9th October.

Plying an unlicensed Cargo- boat on 10th November.

Plying an unlicensed Cargo- boat on 15th November.

Fined $1 each, in de- fault two days' imprison-

ment.

Fine paid.

Fined $1 cach, in de- fault two days' impris

Fine paid.

ment.

Fined 50 cents, in default one day's impri-

sonment.

Fined 50 ents, in default one day's impri-

sonment.

Fine paid.

Fine paid.

Chinese, Defendant.

Harbour Department. Hongkong, 24th January, 1876.

No. 23.

II. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Calendar of Grants of Probates during 1875, made under Ordinance No. 8 of 1860, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

#

48

No. 25.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1876.

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, 25th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Convictions under Ordinance No. 15 of 1869, namely, the Cargo-boat Ordinance, for the Year ending 31st December, 1875.

DATE.

NAMES OF THE PARTIES TO THE SUIT.

OFFENCE.

SENTENCE.

REMARKS.

1875. Aug: 16th

Oct. 11th

Nov. 11th

16th

"

R. at complaint of William McClellan, Inspector

of Junks, European, Plaintiff,

2.

1. Kwok-a-Tai, Boatman of Cargo-boat No.

172, 2. Tam-a-Chee, Boatman of Cargo-boat No.

164,

Chinese, Defendants.

R. at complaint of Thomas Blake, Police Cons-

table, No. 34, European, Plaintiff,

0.

1. Fung-shik-Li, Boatman of a Cargo-boat. 2. Ho-a-Yan, Boatman

do.. Chinese, Defendants.

R. at complaint of John Schmidt, Police Cons-

table, No. 31, European, Plaintiff,

V.

Wong-a-?, Boatman of a Cargo-boat,

Chinese, Defendant.

R. at complaint of John Schmidt, Police Cons-

table, No. 8i, Euro, can, Plaintiff,

V.

Leung-a-Pat, Boatman of a Cargo-boat,

On or about the 7th August, did unlawfully have their Cargo-boats with the bottom boards broken so as to facilitate the fraudulent conevalue of goods; contrary to Ordinance No. 15 of 1869, Section XIV.

Plying an unlicensed Cargo- boat on 9th October.

Plying an unlicensed Cargo- boat on 10th November.

Plying an unlicensed Cargo- boat on 15th November.

Fined $1 each, in de- fault two days' imprison-

ment.

Fine paid.

Fined $1 cach, in de- fault two days' impris

Fine paid.

ment.

Fined 50 cents, in default one day's impri-

sonment.

Fined 50 ents, in default one day's impri-

sonment.

Fine paid.

Fine paid.

Chinese, Defendant.

Harbour Department. Hongkong, 24th January, 1876.

No. 23.

II. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Calendar of Grants of Probates during 1875, made under Ordinance No. 8 of 1860, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

#

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29? JANUARY, 1876.

KONG

CALENDAR of PROBATES and ADMINISTRATIONS granted by the Supreme Court of Hongkong during the year 1875.

Place and Time of Death.

Probate, Administration, with the Wil annexed, or Administration.

Date

Name of Testator

of

or Intestate.

Grant.

1875. Jan.

8

Robert Pennington Williams, Foochow, 5th Aug., 1874

Name and Description

of the Executor or Administrator.

Probate,

Solomon David Sassoon, one of the Executors, Power reserved to grant like Probate to Robert Wilson Carter, and John Cunningham the other Executors,

49

Value of the Effects as sworn to, or set forth in the Commission of Appraisement.

C.

9,000.00

11

9

"}

19

79

17

22

27

James Collins,

27

Lee Yee,

11

Feb. 19

22

George Farley Heard,

William Gardner,

8 Pallanjee Nusserwanjee

Patell,

Lei Yune Yow,

Nicholas Willaume,

Hongkong, 28th Dec., 1874

Sun-wool, 15th Dec., 1874 Yokohama, 24th Sept., 1874

Wong-Sui-Chuen, the sole Executor,

8,000.00

Administration,

Lei-Achow and Lai-Kow-Ling, the Executors, Henry Beveridge, Attorney for Jean Clande

Willaume, the Father,

100.00

4,809.51

Calcutta, 22nd Dec., 1874 Hongkong, 1st Nov., 1874

Vicencia Antonia de Gouvea | Hongkong, 18th Jan., 1875

e Azevedo,

At Sea,

8th Feb., 1875

Ad., Will annexed, Probate,

Administration,

Probate,

Catchick Paul Chater, Attorney for the Executor, Lenng-cheong, the Executor according to the

4,000.00

tenor of the Will,

15,575.00

Fulgencio Hilario d'Azevedo, the Son, and one of

the next of kin,

5,070.00

Anselmo Jos? Machado,

10

Woo A-sew,

12

""

Henry John Ball,

19

Yeong Ling Yuk,

27

19

27

"

27

21

27

Mar. 4

27

222

Seth Aviet Seth, Johanes Christian Bobsein. Candido Antonio Ozorio,

Hongkong, 1st Feb., 1875 Hongkong, 11th Feb., 1875 Hongkong, 20th Jan., 1875 Macao, 23rd Mar., 1874

Hongkong, 12th Feb., 1875

Whampoa, 23rd July, 1874 England, 20th Aug., 1874 Canton, 14th Jan, 1875

Leonardo d'Almada e Castro, Hongkong, 15th Jan., 1875

Probate,

Woo-a-See, the Brother, and next of Kin, James Greig, Attorney for the Executor, Lee-She, Widow, the Relict, and Yeong Foung

Chuen, the Second Son,

Jo?o Joaquim dos Remedios, one of the Executors, Power reserved to grant like Probate to Jose d'Almada e Castro and Jo?o Henrique dos Re- medios, the other Executors,

Administration,

Albert Farley Heard, one of the Executors, Power reserved to grant like Probate to John Heard and Augustine Heard, the other Executors, Cecilia Libania Gardner, Widow, the Relict, Official Administrator,

20,000.00

3,724.00

148,00

21

Official Administrator,

22.00

"

Francisco Jos? Vicente Jorge, the Attorney for

the Widow,

3,000.00

19

Felippe Jos? Machado, the Son, and one of the

next of Kin,

998.00

200.00

Ad.. Will'annexed, Administration,

12,000.00

3,000.00

17

22

27

Wong A-shing,

April 3

W

Wong A-foo,

3

Von Tsee,

9

Maximiano Antonio dos

Remedios,

15

Ong Ah-tai,

May 19 June

troud,

George zuuro,

1

"

11

19

Daniel Norton,

16

"

Chun Yee,

16

99

Winkel Smith,

18

??

18

39

Wong-kong, China, 18th

Administration, Official Administrator,

600.00

Wong-Ahim, Wong-sz-Yew and Chew-ilong-Ping,

February, 1875

the Executors,

10,000.00

Administration,

Wong-Leong-Tung, the Father,

200.00

Official Administrator,

3.13

Probate,

Jos? Antonio dos Remedios and Januario Antonio

dos Remedios, the Executo's.

33,000.00

John Steward, the sole Executor.

4,000.00

791.63

Do.,

28.60

Do.,

50.20

Do.,

171.24

19

391.00

Johannes Friedrich Cordes, Attorney for the next

of Kin,

11,000.00

At Sea, Macao,

April, 1875 9th Dec., 1874

Official Administrator,

6.75

Probate,

Chow-Ying-Yin, the Executor,

50,000.00

Hongkong, 22nd Sept., 1874 At Sea, 25th Jan., 1875 Macao, 1st Feb., 1875

Hongkong, 11th April. 1875 Hongkong, 26th April, 1-75 1st May, 1677 At Sea, 4th May, 1875 Hongkong, 26th Dec., 1874 At Sea, 22nd May, 1875 Canton, 19th Oct., 1873

At Se

July 1

Chinaman No. 10,

Choo On, alias Yune Choong,

alias Wing Chow,

Jamasjee Byramjee Colah,

Drowned, 31st May, 1875

11

Lum-wa-Koon, the Nephew,

1

?

Nowrojee Hosungjee,

Hongkong, 23rd May, 1875

Pestonjee Byramjee Colah, one of the Executors, Power reserved to grant like Probate to Cow- asjce Byramjee Coish and Sorabjee Rustomjee Daver, the other Excentors,

Pestonjee Dorabjee, one of the Executors, Power reserved to Prant Hike Probate to Dadablboy Hosungjee, Framjee Eduljee Daver, and 3:4- noekjee Sapoorjee Horriwallah, the other Exe-

3,000.00

99

???

5

*

22

22

cators,

1

22

Heng Hai, alias Cheong

Hong Hoi, Hyder Ally, Heep Shee,

Hongkong, 7th June, 1875

Honkong, 30th June, 1875 Hongkong, 6th June, 1870

Administration,

Probate,

| Cheong-Wong-Shee, Widow, the Relict,

Mahomed Arab. the Exeenter,

Soong-Cheng-Chum, one of the Executors, Power

reserved to grant like Probate to Soong-Sow- Chuen, the other Exccutor,

James Greig, Attorney of the Executors, Wong-Chung-Shee, Widow, the Relict, Official Administrator,

?

Aug. 4

4

"+

4

17

"

17

}}

23

Yip Teem,

31

James Neville,

??

Sept. 13

Leong Yuk Foo,

27

Henry Roberts,

"

27

27

Martin Carroll,

28

Dora Howard,

Oct. 8

Johann Angelback,

15

Gustav T?bler,

27

15

11

Edward Parker,

19

11

Choy A-chip,

22

The Bock,

步步

23

"}

25

11

Nov.

1

Dec.

3

57

71

00 00 00 00

3

Edward Richard Handley Kwong Than,

3

Lam Kok Cheong,

John Shiells Louden, Ah-kum, alius Wong Akang, Diedrich Heimsoht. Charles Thomas Wilson, Wong Chik Yuen,

William Drought Harrison, Querino Antonio Gutierrez, Januario Jos? Rozario,

George Barty Falconer,

La Chiu,

Daniel Richard Francis Cald-

well.

Scotland, 19th Nov., 1873 At Sea, 22nd June, 1875 Hongkong, 22nd June, 1875 England, 23rd May, 1874 China, 16th Dec., 1874 Hongkong, 23rd June, 1875 Hongkong, 6th July, 1875 Hongkong, 17th July, 1875 Amov, 11th June, 1874 Hongkong, 21st Aug., 1875 Hongkong, 24th Aug., 1875 Hongkong, 27th Aug., 1875 Hongkong, 28th Aug., 1875 Hongkong, 29th Aug., 1875 Hamburg, March, 1875 Hongkong, 28th Sept., 1875 Hongkong, 12th Sept., 1875 Hongkong, 18th F b., 1874 At Set, 30th Sept.. 18TO London, 5th May, 1875 Hongkong, 27th Sept., it 75 Hongkong, 2nd Oct., 1875

Hongkong, 8th Nov., 1875 At Metky

22nd Sept., 1875 At Sea,

19th Aug., 1875

A., Will annexed, Administration,

Ad., Will aimesed, Administration,

Probate, Administration,

Alfred Thomas Manger, Attorney of the Executrix, Wong-Tai-Fook and Wong-Tai-Foo, the Sous,

15,000.00

101.20

1,000.00

8,000.00

41,000.00

13.33

201.65

18,000.00

4,000.00

27

步步

3

**

Chinaman, naine unknown,

Al Sea,

20th Oct., 1875

55

3

11

No. 11,

Men Chan,

At Sea,

Leung Sew Fan,

RABA***

28

to to to to be so

3

Lee Ah-yow,

23

Ah-sam,

10th Oct., 1875

Chun-chuin, Canton, 3rd

At Sea, 9th Sept., 1875 Canton,

23rd April, 1875

11

November, 1875

Ngo Dieu, alias Ng A-wo,

At Sea,

22nd Nov., 1875

??

""

11

23

23

31

Dang Yane,

Lao Yat,

Lum Fong Kew,

Pang Kwong Chi,

Cant,

At Sea,

12th Nov., 1875

2nd Nov., 1875 Ad., Will annexed] At Sea,

26th Nov., 1875 Administration, Hongkong, 18th Feb., 1871

Samuel Ashton,

Ng-ling, the Brother, and next of kin, Official Administrator,

Chun-She, Widow, the Relict, Sole Legatee, Lao Amoon, the Brother, and next of Kin, Luin-Kew-Fong, the Sister, and next of Kin,

Thomas Hall,

743.00

Official Administrator,

64.85

""

Lindoro Kozario, the Brother, and next of Kin. Yip-Sun-Wat and Yip-Sun-Chuen, two of the Sons, George Underhill Sands. the Executor,

120.00

15,000.00

1,700.00

Lee-Leong-Wah, Attorney of the Widow,

6698

Official Administrator,

166.41

Do.,

40.08

Do.,

51.60

5:

Limited Heinrich Hoppius, an Attorney of the Executors,

Oficial Administrator,

792.00

58.00

11

Do.,

27.40

11

**

Choy Afong, the eldest Son, and next of Kin, Official Administrator,

150.60

2.85

17

??

Probate,

Isabella Brechin Faleoner. Widow, the Relict, Lum-Fook, the Nephew, one of the next of Kin, Mary Ayow Caldwelt, Widow, the Relict, Sole Exe-

entrix.

221,144.89

1,685.00

45,000.00

Administration,

Official Administrator,

2,082.89

Do.,

4.50 75.00

D09

Do.,

Do.,

Do.,

1.50

4.80

72.00

6.00

2,080.00

19 14

8.48

500.00

77.91 3,000.00

F. S. HUFFAM, Deputy Registrar,

50

No. 27.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Intestate Estates' Returns for the half-year ending 31st December, 1875, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN. Colonial Secretary.

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, 1875.

NAME OF DECEASED.

DATE OF DEATH.

DATE OF ADMINISTRATION.

AMOUNT.

DATE OF DEPOSIT.

REMARKS.

Chew-Wing, Tsang-Acheong, Charles Howes, Chun-Khai, Kum-Yee,

16th May,

1874,

28th July,

1874,

$3.44

31st July,

1875,

Deposited as Residue.

2nd May,

1874,

5th June,

1874,

52.79

31st July,

1875,

Do.

4th May,

1874,

12th June,

1874,

14.73

31st July,

1875.

Do.

25th July,

1874,

25th Aug.,

1874,

53.34

31st Aug.,

1875,

Do.

24th July, 1874,

25th Aug., 1874,

17.05

31st Aug.,

1875,

Do.

NAME OF INTESTATE.

AMOUNT RE- CEIVED ON ACCOUNT OF THE ESTATE.

DEDUCTION

FOR

DISBURSEMENTS.

F. S. HUFFAM, Deputy Registrar.

RETURN of ESTATES of INTESTATES, for the Half-year ending 31st December, 1875.

BALANCE ON

CLOSING ACCOUNT.

DISPOSAL OF BALANCE.

TOTAL BALANCE.

$

C.

$

C.

$ c.

$

C.

Diedrich Heimsoht,

146.46

64.98

81.48

Remaining in Registry,

81.48

Querino Antonio Gutierrez,..

43.55

2.54

41.01

Do.,

41.01

Henry Roberts,

179.14

44.62

134.52

Do.,

134 52

Martin Carroll,

39.38

1.68

37.70

Do.,

37.70

Dora Howard,

33.20

2.28

30.92

Do..

30.92

Gustav T?bler,.

16.92

16.92

Do.,

16.92

Edward Parker,.

23.65

0.75

22.90

Do.,

22.90

The Bock,

0.27

0.27

Do.,

0.27

Edward Richard Handley,.

1,384.43

115.97

1,268.46

Do.,

1,268.46

Twong-Tham,

Lam-Kok-Cheong,

76.14

3.80

72.34

Do.,

72.34

Chinaman unknown, No. 11,

Men-Chan,

4.90

0.24

4.66

Do.,

4.66

Leong-Sew-Fan,

Lee-ah-Yow,

6.00

0.30

5.70

Do.,

5.70

Dar, Yane,...

..

F. S. HUFFAM,

Deputy Registrar.

No. 28.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   Notice is hereby given, that Fresh Tenders for the Privilege of preparing and selling Prepared Opium within the Colony for the term of Three Years, from the 1st March next, under the Provisions of Ordinance No. 2 of 1858, will be received at this Office, until Monday, the 7th February, 1876.

Every Tender should specify the amount per mensem for the period above-mentioned. Each Person tendering must produce a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the Sum of $5,000 as a pledge of the bona fides of his offer, which Sum shall be forfeited to the Crown, if such Person shall fail to carry out his Tender.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

!

No. 29.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

REWARD OF FIFTY ($50) DOLLARS.

51

Whereas on Tuesday, the 18th January, 1876, the body of a woman named T?m-Chin, was found on the beach of Hung Hom near the Docks, and a verdict of murder has been recorded at the Coroner's Inquest against some person or persons unknown.

It is hereby notified that a reward of Fifty Dollars will be paid to any person or persons who shall give such information to the Police as will lead to the apprehension of the guilty person or persons. The above reward will be apportioned, at the discretion of His Excellency the Governor, in the event of such information being supplied by more than one person.

   A free pardon will be granted to any person implicated in the crime who may give such informa- tion, provided he is not the actual perpetrator thereof.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1876.

NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

The undersigned hereby gives notice that, as the Signalman at Victoria Peak is seldom able to see vessels approaching Hongkong from the North, directions have been given to the Officer in Charge of Cape d'Aguilar Lighthouse to telegraph, to the Harbour Office, the position of any ships in the offing which may have their Ilouse Flags or official numbers flying.

The Masters of Vessels not provided with House Flags should signal the name of the Agent to whom they wish to be reported.

The bearing and distance of the Vessel from Cape d'Aguilar will be given. Cape d'Aguilar is nine nautical miles from the anchorage off Victoria.

Masters of ships should hoist their Signals as soon as they think the Flags can be distinguished from Cape d'Aguilar.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 28th January, 1876.

No. 19.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 31st instant, for repairs of Cleverly Street. The Specification can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1876.

No. 17.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the Spot, on Monday, January 31st, 1876, at 3.30 P.M., are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Particulars and Conditions of the Letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Monday, the 31st day of January, 1876, by Order of His Excellency the Governor, of a Lot of Crown Land in the Colony of Hongkong for a Term of 75 Years.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOT.

No.

of

Registry No.

Sale.

LOCALITY.

Boundary Measurements.

Contents in

N.

S.

E.

W.

Square ft.

Annual Upset Rent. Price.

feet. feet.

feet.

feet.

1

58

The Gap, Victoria Peak,

150.0 150.0 250.0 250.0 37,500 8.60

100.00

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1876.

NOTICE.

53

     Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water, and Fire Brigade Rates, are hereby informed that the Rates for the First Quarter of the year 1876, are payable in advance, during and within the Month of January next.

     It is particularly requested that such Rates may be paid before the 31st of January, as after that date application will be made to the Supreme Court for the recovery of arrears.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 31st December, 1875.

NOTICE.

Victoria Peak Signal Station.

C. MAY,

Acting Colonial Treasurer.

In order to prevent confusion in indicating whether an approaching Steamer has the English, French or American Mail on board, the Ensign representing that Mail will be hoisted under the Ball at the Mast head together with a distance signal.

     With a view to lessening the number of Flags hoisted in making a distance signal (which is now a 3-flag signal), the Flags of the Commercial Code have been numbered, letter B. representing num- ber 1, and so on to W. or number 18, the Code signal representing the Cipher.

In practice these signals will be found not to interfere with the general signals in the book.

     The Community should bear in mind that a two-flag signal, such as C. F., which, at the Yard Arm would mean that the vessel signalled bore N. b E., when hoisted at the Mast head will hence- forth signify that the vessel is 24 miles off.

     The numerical table for distances on the present Victoria Peak Signal Cards will be discontinued; and owners of such Cards should number their Flags, when they will at once understand how far off a vessel is, without reference to any table.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 19th January, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

     Anderson, Capt. I Avery, Montaguel Andrews, C. S. 1 Allison, James i

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 28th January, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

Cummings, Mrs. 1 Concei??o, Maria

Dowson, Hon.

}

Hughes, Charlesi

H? Claw Chi

Lets. Paps.

2

Siebold, von A. Smith. H. M. 1 Silva, Avelina dal Sevilla, Juan

1

Letters, Papors.

Letters. Papers.

Lee, E.

1

Long Weng

1

Hagen, T.,

Capt.

1

Chon

Liddell, J. G.

      Begna, A. Mr. 2 Barr, C.

9

1

Batten, Mrs. 1

Bloomfield,

Richard Dawes, George 3 Davis, W. B. 1

Harris, John S. 1 Honggong, Mrs.

Lentz, Win.

1

2

1

Lebon, Capt.,'

of French,

Irons, Wm. C. F.1

Artillery

Poynter, J. Paack. Ford. J. 1 Pugno. Egidio 1 Place, Joseph E. Profumo, Luis 1 Parker, Edward 1 1 Purdie, W. L. Pinto, Andr? C. 1

Letters. Papers.

1

1

Pastor

Tiang, Pean

1

I

John

Jeffory, Stephen 1

Lazerini, An-

giolo

Petterson,

1

Sjomanen

Favre, Clement 1

Johnson. Mrs. A.1

Wanch, Monsr. 1 Wols, Loris

1

Cousins, A.W.0.1

15

Frienke, J. A. 1

Jones, Thomas 1

Morris, T. T.

1

Carson, D.

1

Jones, J. C. D.

3

Civetta, J.

45

Goddard, T.

1

Miura, Madine. 1 regd. Morris, H.

Quan Q. Hay

Wilson, Janes

1

Warren, H.

1

1

Cruz, Manoel

1

Greham, W.

1

King, H. S.

1

Roberton, Jas. 3

Wade, J. M. Warren, Pelham 1

1

Maria

Gonzalez, Felipe

1

Kirkwood, Thos.

2

Niccolopoloo

1

Cruz, de la J.

1

Gordeen, T. L. 1

Chun Loong

1

Gamble, Robert 2

Lee Afoong,Mrs.1

O. S.

1

Rusk, Madme. 1 Ryall, Mr. 1 Rodrigues, Joana 1

Yearl, Chs.

1

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For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anazie

Aldebaran

4 4 Argonaut 6 1 Amedine

Canaan Corea

5

Formosa 1 Fealy

2

Luera

1

1

Laju

1

Pride of the Thames

Letters. Papers.

1

Lets. Paps.

Sarah Nichol-

1

son

Caroline

4

1

Lord Macduff 1

1

Alexandra

6

Calabar, s.s.

Cushan

4 2

Gosshawk 19

8

Lammermuir

1

Pelham Prince Louis

Soochow

3

1

Georgina

2

Terentia

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Amanda

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Christine

Min

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Tagus, s.s. Tyburnia

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Hope

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Delcome

1

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Rookwood

5

Venis

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I

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9

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Rebecca

Virginia

1

Champion of

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England's Glory 3

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the Seas

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Kassa Killarney, s.s. 2

1

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10

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narchi

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1

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8

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Webfoot

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1

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3

Weymouth

1

1

Sir Wm. Wallace 3

Zephyrus 7

Mosquito

Letter.

1

For H. M. Ships.

Letter.

Letter.

Victor Emanuel 1

Vigilant

1

54

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1876.

Detained for Postage.

Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu,

.1 Letter. | Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson,

.1 Letter -

Brown, Toney, Southville, North Carolina,

Bowdler, Miss, John Campbell Road, Stoke Newington, London,

Cameron, Mrs., 27, Franklyn Street, Melbourne,

Douglas, Captain F., San Francisco,

Falconer, Mrs. D., 160, Huron Street, Cleveland, Ohio,

Fielding, Miss Hope, Post Office, San Francisco,

Goodridge, S. F., New York,

Hennessy, Mrs. H., Bangor, Maine,

Jacobsen, Captain J. E., schooner Active, San Francisco,

Jobin, A., Fourteenth Street, New York,

Dead Letters.

1

Lassen, H. P. C., Cincinnati, Ohio,

McLanahan, Mrs., Sandusky Street, Alleghany, Pa., Nuttall, Mr., General Post Office, Melbourne, Ritchie, J., Passenger per S.S. Crocus, Hongkong,

Roche, Miss, 36, Van Coft Avenue, New York,

Semly, Robert, Seaman, Bristol, England,

Simpson, Captain, barque Adelia, Shanghai,

Smith, Mrs. Isaac, Los Angeles, California,

Tiltou, J. E., Boston, Mass., U.S.A.,.

| Warren, Mrs. id., 52, Elymer Street, Brooklyn, New York,..

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

The above letters have been returned from various places at which the addressees cannot be found. If not claimed within three days they will be

opened and returned to the writers.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1876.

ALFRED LISTER, Postmaster General.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 28TH JANUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P..

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo-

meter.

Min.

Mur.

January

30.16

56

30.14

57

56

61.5

30.10

60

30.16

58

30.11

59.5

52

(0.5

30.13

62

""

30.10

56.5

30.05

58.5

55.5

CO

30.00

58

""

30.03

58.5

30.02

59.5

56

59.5

29.98

59

""

26

30.18

47

30.15

48.

44.5

50

30.10

44

>>

27

30.26

43

80.21

45

40

45

30.18

47.5

">

28

30.29

46

30.28

49.5

43.5

49.5

30.24

53

""

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

WINDS.

PAIN.

METER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

DATE.

GA.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

5 P.M.

Self Registering

Min. Maxi 6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dira. F. Dirn.: A

Force, range from 0 to 12.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours. }

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

NOON.

1876.

Jan. 2228.30 28.34 28.32 28.27 28.2746.0 52.0 50.0 45.0.48.5 48.5 45.0 53.9 NW

?

54

2328.27 28.31 28.32, 28.24 28.23, 49.0

55.5

!

i

39

2428.25 28.26 28.28 28.18 28.18 50.0

50.0

51.0 50.0 49.9 56.0 51.0 47.0

50.0 48.5 55.5 50.5.48.0 50.0

NE

NE

2528.18 28.22. 28.21 28.16 23.16 51.5 52.0 49.0 51.0 52.0

48.0 40.0 52.0NW

59

33

27

28.29 28.36 28.32 28.29 23.29, 33.0

"

26 28.21 28.28 28.25 28.23 28.28 87.5 89.0 88.5 37.0 88.5 87.5 37.0 52.0 N

28.25

$2.5 40.5 NNE

28 28.37 28.41 28.41 28.38 28.38; 37.0 45.0 42.5 35.0 40.0 39.5 36.0 45.0 NNE

8 NW

3 E

4 NE

·1 W

6 N

3 NW

3 E

3

1

0.00

0.00

4 NE

0.26

2 NW

6 N

4

0.79

6

0.0

38.0 $7.0 31.5 35.0 31.0

6

YNE

5 NNE

0.00

Do.

do.

3 NNE

3 NE

0.00

6 A.M., passing fog; 8 A.M., fine,

cloudy, hazy.

GA.M., fine, cloudy, hazy; 5 P.M.,

passing fog.

Close fog with rain at intervals

throughout.

Fog with rain past night; 6 A.M., fog

with openings at intervals. Fine, clear, cloudy throughout.

6 A... fine, clear, cloudy, noon, fine,

clear.

do.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEPOT.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

DATE.

METEK.

Self Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

"NOON

3 P.M.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

P.M.

A.M.

OON

P.M.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

NOON.

Dirn. P

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

F.

6 P.M.

Dirp.

F.

1876.

Jan. 22 30.16 30.14 30.16 30.14 30.15 55.0

*

24 30.12 30.10 30.05 30.03 30.00 57.5 57.5 58.0 56.0

51.0 59.0 59.5 52.0

55.0 51.5 59.0

2330.18 0.16 30.14 30.12 30.15 55.5 61.5 59.5 52.0 26.0 57.0 53.5 62.0

!

56.0 58.0 56.0 60.0

2 NNW 1 N

I

Fine, clear throughout.

N

1 Calm A E

Do.

do.

Calm

AN

2 Calm

0

Overcast with rain.

""

?

33

25 30.02 30.00 30.00 29.99 30.04 59.0 60.5 58.0 58.0 58.5 57.0 58.0,60,0 NW

2680.17 30.16 30.15 30.12 30.15 48.5 46.0 47.5 44.0 43.0 43.0 49.5 52.9

NW

1

1 NW 3

NNW

AW

4

Cloudy and fine.

""

>>

27 30.25 30.23 30.21 30.19 30.21 43.0 46.5 50.0 38.040.0 43.0:40.0 46.0

!

N

5,6 N

3

4 NNW

NNE

3

Do. do.

:

2

Do. do.

2830.28 30.27 89,26 30.24 30.26 47.0 51,055.0 42.0 45.0 49.045.0 51.0

N

4 N

1 Calm

0

"

Fine and cloudy throughout.

54

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1876.

Detained for Postage.

Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu,

.1 Letter. | Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson,

.1 Letter -

Brown, Toney, Southville, North Carolina,

Bowdler, Miss, John Campbell Road, Stoke Newington, London,

Cameron, Mrs., 27, Franklyn Street, Melbourne,

Douglas, Captain F., San Francisco,

Falconer, Mrs. D., 160, Huron Street, Cleveland, Ohio,

Fielding, Miss Hope, Post Office, San Francisco,

Goodridge, S. F., New York,

Hennessy, Mrs. H., Bangor, Maine,

Jacobsen, Captain J. E., schooner Active, San Francisco,

Jobin, A., Fourteenth Street, New York,

Dead Letters.

1

Lassen, H. P. C., Cincinnati, Ohio,

McLanahan, Mrs., Sandusky Street, Alleghany, Pa., Nuttall, Mr., General Post Office, Melbourne, Ritchie, J., Passenger per S.S. Crocus, Hongkong,

Roche, Miss, 36, Van Coft Avenue, New York,

Semly, Robert, Seaman, Bristol, England,

Simpson, Captain, barque Adelia, Shanghai,

Smith, Mrs. Isaac, Los Angeles, California,

Tiltou, J. E., Boston, Mass., U.S.A.,.

| Warren, Mrs. id., 52, Elymer Street, Brooklyn, New York,..

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

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General Post Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1876.

ALFRED LISTER, Postmaster General.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 28TH JANUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P..

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro- meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo-

meter.

Min.

Mur.

January

30.16

56

30.14

57

56

61.5

30.10

60

30.16

58

30.11

59.5

52

(0.5

30.13

62

""

30.10

56.5

30.05

58.5

55.5

CO

30.00

58

""

30.03

58.5

30.02

59.5

56

59.5

29.98

59

""

26

30.18

47

30.15

48.

44.5

50

30.10

44

>>

27

30.26

43

80.21

45

40

45

30.18

47.5

">

28

30.29

46

30.28

49.5

43.5

49.5

30.24

53

""

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

WINDS.

PAIN.

METER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

DATE.

GA.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

5 P.M.

Self Registering

Min. Maxi 6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dira. F. Dirn.: A

Force, range from 0 to 12.

In inches during the

previous 24 hours. }

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

NOON.

1876.

Jan. 2228.30 28.34 28.32 28.27 28.2746.0 52.0 50.0 45.0.48.5 48.5 45.0 53.9 NW

?

54

2328.27 28.31 28.32, 28.24 28.23, 49.0

55.5

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2428.25 28.26 28.28 28.18 28.18 50.0

50.0

51.0 50.0 49.9 56.0 51.0 47.0

50.0 48.5 55.5 50.5.48.0 50.0

NE

NE

2528.18 28.22. 28.21 28.16 23.16 51.5 52.0 49.0 51.0 52.0

48.0 40.0 52.0NW

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27

28.29 28.36 28.32 28.29 23.29, 33.0

"

26 28.21 28.28 28.25 28.23 28.28 87.5 89.0 88.5 37.0 88.5 87.5 37.0 52.0 N

28.25

$2.5 40.5 NNE

28 28.37 28.41 28.41 28.38 28.38; 37.0 45.0 42.5 35.0 40.0 39.5 36.0 45.0 NNE

8 NW

3 E

4 NE

·1 W

6 N

3 NW

3 E

3

1

0.00

0.00

4 NE

0.26

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6 N

4

0.79

6

0.0

38.0 $7.0 31.5 35.0 31.0

6

YNE

5 NNE

0.00

Do.

do.

3 NNE

3 NE

0.00

6 A.M., passing fog; 8 A.M., fine,

cloudy, hazy.

GA.M., fine, cloudy, hazy; 5 P.M.,

passing fog.

Close fog with rain at intervals

throughout.

Fog with rain past night; 6 A.M., fog

with openings at intervals. Fine, clear, cloudy throughout.

6 A... fine, clear, cloudy, noon, fine,

clear.

do.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEPOT.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

DATE.

METEK.

Self Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

"NOON

3 P.M.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

P.M.

A.M.

OON

P.M.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

NOON.

Dirn. P

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

F.

6 P.M.

Dirp.

F.

1876.

Jan. 22 30.16 30.14 30.16 30.14 30.15 55.0

*

24 30.12 30.10 30.05 30.03 30.00 57.5 57.5 58.0 56.0

51.0 59.0 59.5 52.0

55.0 51.5 59.0

2330.18 0.16 30.14 30.12 30.15 55.5 61.5 59.5 52.0 26.0 57.0 53.5 62.0

!

56.0 58.0 56.0 60.0

2 NNW 1 N

I

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N

1 Calm A E

Do.

do.

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AN

2 Calm

0

Overcast with rain.

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?

33

25 30.02 30.00 30.00 29.99 30.04 59.0 60.5 58.0 58.0 58.5 57.0 58.0,60,0 NW

2680.17 30.16 30.15 30.12 30.15 48.5 46.0 47.5 44.0 43.0 43.0 49.5 52.9

NW

1

1 NW 3

NNW

AW

4

Cloudy and fine.

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>>

27 30.25 30.23 30.21 30.19 30.21 43.0 46.5 50.0 38.040.0 43.0:40.0 46.0

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5,6 N

3

4 NNW

NNE

3

Do. do.

:

2

Do. do.

2830.28 30.27 89,26 30.24 30.26 47.0 51,055.0 42.0 45.0 49.045.0 51.0

N

4 N

1 Calm

0

"

Fine and cloudy throughout.

the hongkong government GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1876.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

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No. 6.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

VOL. XXII.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Νο. 30.

The following Letter from the Acting Registrar General, forwarding a Return of Births and Deaths for the Quarter ending the 31st December, 1875, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1876.

[No. 5.]

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

REGISTRAR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 20th January, 1876.

     SIR,I have the honour to forward the Returns of Births and Deaths for the 4th Quarter of 1875, ending December 31st.

During that period, there were registered in the Colony 570 Births and 899 Deaths.

     Of this number, 66 Births and 57 Deaths occurred among the British and Foreign Community, while among the Chinese, there were 504 Births and 842 Deaths.

Among the British and Foreign Community, the Deaths were as follow:--

British, Portuguese, Indian, Malay,

....

...

A

the remaining portion (16) was among non-residents in the Colony.

The Births were those of 32 Boys and 34 Girls.

...14

16

8

3

The Births and Deaths among the Chinese population were those of:-

BIRTHS,

DEATHS.

DISTRICT.

Boys.

Girls.

Total.

Males. Females.

Total.

Vistoria,

227

181

408

287

25

16

41

Shan-k

all,

17

18

35

Aberdeen,

8

1

9

2882

442

729

6

28

21

46

12

29

Stanley,

4

11

4

6

10

Grand Totals,...... 281

223

504

355

487

842

     During the respective Quarters of the past year, the Births and Deaths throughout the Colony were as stated hereunder :-

Quarter.

1st,

2nd,

3rd,

4th,

?

Births.

Deaths.

376

655

334

667

373

811

504

842

Total,.

1,587

2,975

58

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

Of the British and Foreign Community, the Returns for the same period are as follow:-

Quarter. 1st,

2nd,

3rd,

4th,

Total,

Births.

Deaths.

35

39

31

40

50

45

66

57

182

181

   The rate of mortality for every thousand persons during 1875 among the British and Foreign Community is 28.18, and among the Chinese 25.74, while for the whole population of the Colony, the rate was 25.87 for every thousand persons.

   If the Deaths of non-residents be deducted, the Death rate of the British and Foreign Community is only 25.94 per thousand.

annex a Return shewing the prevailing diseases, resulting in death, which afflicted the Colony during the year under review.

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Phthisis, Debility,

Diarrhea,

Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

M. S. TONNOCHY, Acting Registrar General.

PREVAILING DISEASES AND NUMBER OF DEATHS, 1875.

BRITISH AND FOREIGN.

Name of Disease.

Fevers,

Dysentery,

Convulsions,

Heart Disease, .

?

Dropsy,

Congestion of Brain,

Hepatitis,

Asthma,

Apoplexy,

Aneurism,

Bronchitis,

CHINESE.

1910 CO DOKONU

No. of Deaths.

25

Exposure,

22

Convulsions,

18

Phthisis Pulmonalis,

10

Fevers,

8

Diarrhea,

Name of Disease.

No. of Deaths.

676

440

328

322

298

Unknown,

166

Asthma,

134

A gue,

69

Heart Disease, Debility,

68

60

Dropsy, Bronchitis, Dysentery,

59

42

39

28

Measles, Worms, Pregnancy, Ulcers, Paralysis, Apoplexy,.

20

17

15

M. S. TONNOCHY, Acting Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1876.

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 14th instant, for the erection of a Government Store or Godown.

   The Specification and Plan can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

Of the British and Foreign Community, the Returns for the same period are as follow:-

Quarter. 1st,

2nd,

3rd,

4th,

Total,

Births.

Deaths.

35

39

31

40

50

45

66

57

182

181

   The rate of mortality for every thousand persons during 1875 among the British and Foreign Community is 28.18, and among the Chinese 25.74, while for the whole population of the Colony, the rate was 25.87 for every thousand persons.

   If the Deaths of non-residents be deducted, the Death rate of the British and Foreign Community is only 25.94 per thousand.

annex a Return shewing the prevailing diseases, resulting in death, which afflicted the Colony during the year under review.

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Phthisis, Debility,

Diarrhea,

Fevers,

Dysentery,

Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

M. S. TONNOCHY, Acting Registrar General.

PREVAILING DISEASES AND NUMBER OF DEATHS, 1875.

BRITISH AND FOREIGN.

Name of Disease.

Convulsions,

Heart Disease, .

Dropsy,

Congestion of Brain,

Hepatitis,

Asthma,

Apoplexy,

Aneurism,

Bronchitis,

CHINESE.

1910 CO DOKONU

No. of Deaths.

25

Exposure,

22

Convulsions,

18

Phthisis Pulmonalis,

10

Fevers,

8

Diarrhea,

Name of Disease.

No. of Deaths.

676

440

328

322

298

Unknown,

166

Asthma,

134

A gue,

69

Heart Disease, Debility,

68

60

Dropsy, Bronchitis, Dysentery,

59

42

39

28

Measles, Worms, Pregnancy, Ulcers, Paralysis, Apoplexy,.

20

17

15

M. S. TONNOCHY, Acting Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1876.

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 14th instant, for the erection of a Government Store or Godown.

   The Specification and Plan can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 32.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

59

    The following Report from the Captain Superintendent of Police for the year 1875, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1876.

[ No. 11.]

VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 18th January, 1876.

    SIR, --I have the honour to forward, for the information of His Excellency the Governor, the Annual Police Report, Statistics for the Blue Book, and Returns of Crime for the

year 1875. 2. A decrease of crime to the extent of 4.89 per cent is shown on all cases reported; an increase of 19.74 per cent on serious crime, and a diminution of 11.11 per cent on minor offences.

3. Two cases of murder occurred, for one of which, at Ap-li-chau, a Chinaman was sentenced to death, but this penalty was commuted to Penal Servitude for life. The second case was of a most aggravated nature, as there is every reason to suppose that the victim was murdered from motives of vengeance for the previous conviction, for another offence, of the supposed murderer, but that in the darkness of the night a woman other than the one intended was killed. A Chinaman was apprehended within a few hours after the deed had been committed, but from the peculiar circumstances of the attack, there was no substantial evidence against him beyond a conversation between himself, and a prisoner in the Gaol; it was decided to abandon the prosecution.

    4. An atrocious case of Piracy, in which 25 Chinese lost their lives, happened about fifty miles from the Colony. One man was arrested and executed, who had been charged in 1874 with supposed complicity in the piracy on board the Spark; two other men were sentenced to death, but were after- wards pardoned, and three persons were convicted of felonious possession of some of the pirated goods.

5. There has been an increase of serious crimes as compared with 1874, but the offences, as a rule, were not of an aggravated nature; the amount of property stolen being, in the majority of cases of larceny, or burglary, or of larceny in a dwelling house, of comparatively small value. It is to be observed that the Returns always include attempts at various offences as well as cases that subsequently prove to be false.

    6. Larcenies of articles on board ship were frequent during the year, but it is hoped that the arrest for this offence of one man who had been previously convicted about six times, and who had been deported, and also of a gang of five men, will diminish this class of offence.

    7. The number of arrests of men who have been deported, or released on Conditional Pardon, is large, no less than sixteen men having been recaptured. (Table E. )

    A Commission is now considering the question of punishments, &c., in the Gaol, and it is to be hoped that their inquiries may result in the recommendation of some system that may render that establishment more disagreeable to ex-convicts, than it appears to have been from the experience of past years. The fact that the number of prisoners sentenced to imprisonment at the Magistracy shows a proportion of two old offenders to three persons arrested on the first known charge demonstrates the desirability of making imprisonment more deterrent.

POLICE.

8. I regret that the health of the Police has not been at all satisfactory during the year under consideration. The admissions into Hospital from August to November inclusive averaged fifty-three a month, or nearly 12 per cent of the Force. I had further to regret the death of Inspector STROUD, A promising officer, who fell dead when on patrol. The Service also lost fourteen other men.

9. The Acting Colonial Surgeon visited the Stations with the object of discovering, if possible, any local reasons for the large number of cases of fever; but the Stations were all clean and in good order, and the water appeared, as a rule, to be good; moreover, of late years filters have been freely supplied. At Causeway Bay, notice was served on squatters to vacate garden plots near the Station, as the water supply was probably contaminated by drainage from the gardens.

60

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

    10. At Aberdeen, it is very essential that the waste ground near the bridge below the Station should be filled up, as the foul mud collected there must, especially at low tide, generate disease. If, too, instructions are given to clear away the undergrowth among the trees near the Station, I think that, under the able supervision of the Superintendent of Government Gardens, the health of the men and the appearance of the grounds would be improved.

    11. I may mention that efforts are being made to rear the Eucalyptus tree, so that trees of this species may be planted near the Stations, but it is feared that their want of strength during their first two or three years of growth will prevent any extensive use being made of them.

12. Notable benefit has arisen from the erection of the new Station at Shau-ki W?n. The old build- ing was located among the trees on the hill side, and the cases of fever among the men were both numerous and fatal; but now Shau-ki W?n compares favourably with other Stations in Villages.

    13. Since the Yau-ma-ti Station has been built, the village has nearly doubled in size, and crime has greatly diminished. The Tsim-tsa-tsui Station has again become useful, owing to the numerous Bungalows that have been erected in its vicinity.

    14. The City of Victoria has increased so much to the Westward that the accommodation at No. 7 Station is far below the wants of the men. The Lokungs are crowded in a room that is little better than a barn.

    15. The want of better accommodation at the Central Barracks has been so often reported upon, that it is needless to do more than merely to allude to it in this Report.

16. In forwarding the draft Police Estimates for 1876, I attached a memorandum in which I drew attention to the low value of the dollar as compared with the rate at which the men are paid. This appears to press with great hardship on the men who joined from England and Scotland, as they were engaged at the pay of $40 a month, which they were told, and at the time with strict truth, was equivalent to ?100 a year. The lowness of exchange now causes a loss of between 4 and 5 per cent on all monies that they may desire to remit home. I think, therefore, that the men merit some com- pensation on this point.

    17. The conduct of the Force has been, on the whole, very satisfactory, and the number of men. leaving, compulsorily or otherwise, less than in 1874.

18. I have the honour to enclose the following Returns for 1875.

A., Table of Crimes and Offences reported.

B., Table of Miscellaneous Offences.

C., Comparative Returns with years 1873, 1874.

D., Table of Casualties in the Force.

E., Table of Criminals arrested for Return from Deportation, or for breach of Conditional

Pardon.

F., Report on the Police School by Mr. FALCONER.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent of Police.

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

4

1875.

January, ...................

February, ...............、

March,..

April,.

May,

TABLE A.

RETURN of SERIOUS and MINOR OFFENCES reported to have been committed during the Year 1875, with Results of such Reports.

Robbery with Violence

from

the Person.

Burglary and Larceny

1}]

Dwelling House.

Assaults

with

Intent

to rob.

Larceny.

Felonies

not

H

already

given.

Assaults

and Disorderly

Conduct.

..

7

?

:

:

89

68

67

2

1

47

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

. Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

..

13

:

t-

5

1

:

..

8

2

:

..

10

2

..

No. of Persons discharged.

Gambling.

Kid-

Unlawful

napping.

Possession.

Piracy.

Europeans

and

Miscellaneous

Indians. Chinese.

Total.

Offences.

Americans.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted. No. of Persons discharged.

Drunkenness.

Nuisances.

No Pass or Light.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

REMARKS.

THE

HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE,

GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

61

Cases.

69

:

:

:

..

31

21

43 3

5

LO

10

-

2.4 20 5

19

:

87

8

4

··

333

99

421

74

109 125

25

396

..

63

33

8

53

79

14

30

41

-

3

H

2 22

23

:

43

21

13

70

5

5

4 278

38 353

47

82

92 15

345

..

:

..

:

:

.

:

?

:

..

61

37

7

1

..

2

59

92

11

24

6

43

3

18

14

4

..

66 44 55

112 | 10

4

..

441

1441

49

557

59 152

61

204 29

488

..

16

65

15..

68 111

16

10

10 1 9 11

14

16

1

16 17

82

101

7

6

3

435

43

545

53

139

139

185 14

486

22

..

..

..

.. 2 2

**

??

87

..

77

51

7

3

2

1

92

131

27

10

24

78

48

14 1 2

76

123

25

18 102 4 1

92

45 21 1

..

2 61

101

18

29

60 4 2 1

59

68

41

18

:

··

1841

6

22

..

22

1

4

39 671 124

12

14

1

440

60

578

73

89

139 171 28

28

33

CO

3

..

2-1

21 31 47

9 10

3

558

78

615

85 137

2286

36

28

-

135

32

27

41

on

20

19

2

3 1

2

21

18 7 1

~T

33 37

67

10

1

392

50 469

58

98

13

113 15

48 207

42

3 10

6

607

007

87 659 96

117

137

137 32

?

..

69

68

:

:

:

..

:

..

81

63

14 2

51 10 1

2

..

71 126

23

10

24 1

2

20

20 13

..

40]

26 38

68 12 6 3 407

481

106 131 136

51

439

..

1

59

98

6

16

17 2 10

6 11

21

08

20

8

2

????

35

14 55

52

2

-

2 398

71 451

75

128

18

140

40

431

4811

:

··

:

67

50 34

1

..

1

60 115

41

38

55

8

4

22

22

21

8

00

....

40 13 39

86

??

18 3

434

108

60%

120 142

196

86

26

:

..

..

82

43

22 2

2

63

90

19

22

29 10 7 4

19

16

21

....

62 18

T

?????

79 12 | 10 1

338

107

120 131 139

41

June,

:

..

12

2

2

July,

4

7

..

10

2

August, ......................

3

CO

2

5

CO

3

September, .....

1

2

8

4

October,........

..

9

3

2

November, .....

:

..

7

5

..

LO

December,.......

:

..

13

2

TOTAL,....

13

107

41

71 3 3

:

..

938

597

178] 15

Police Department, Hongkong, 18th January, 1876.

00

796 1,270

269 255

489

42 63 36

251

242 82

58 7 549 317 664 938

96 98 27|| 5,061

843 6,097

966 1,505 1,864 337 5,481 7,063

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

1875.

TABLE B.

RETURN of MISCELLANEOUS OFFENCES reported to have been committed during the Year 1875, with Results of such Reports.

Mendicants.

Unlicensed

Hawking.

Street Cries.

Desertion, Refusal, and Neglect of

Duty,

Rogues,

Vagabonds,

Suspicious

and

Breach of

Public

Vehicles

Ordinance.

Breach of Harbour and

Coasts

Ordinance.

Breach of

Spirits and

Opium

Ordinances.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported,

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons ecvicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted. No. of Persons disciturgyni.

Characters.

Breach of

Registration

Ordinamee.

January, ...;

19 21 2 25

??

????

00

22

3

?????

12

7 3

:

February, ....

12

16..

111

I

Mareli, ......

18

18 2 26

30 1

18]

17

1 23 31 2 19 16

9

25

2

6 1

1 4

10:

6

6

..

16

April, .................

21

????

28

28

I

RI

12

50

2!

22

4

8

1

May,.

11 19 ..

331 33

161 16

32 41

6

8

?

2

6

B

J

6

2 16 20

..

441 41 2

16 23

3

???

141

19

???

3

4 4

i

16

59

July, .................

11|

27

201 20

..

25 25] 1

16

11

1 12 12 4 3

N

2

??

2

2 3

August, ............

101

12, 2

21 21

2 18

17

=

9 14 1 171

5

19

2

3

2.)

40

15

3

????

September,. 3

4

18

16

??

2

45

45| 2 111

10 5 18 11 6

6

9

1

13; 19 24

..

..

October,....

10

15 1

21 21 ..

41 41|

2

00

9 1

11

12 1

2

5

10

16

..

??

3

5

November,.

4

00

31|

30

1

12 12 ..

41

21 13 10

9 1 40 65

5 1

2

December,..

00

10 ..

291 28 2

16 16 ..

10

10

2 15

10

-1

7

4

4 3

26]

48| 21

GO

3

3

:

Breach of

Police,

Gaol,

and

Deportation

Ordinances.

N

ta

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

O

~

N

35

3

2

Breach of

Markey, d

Weights and Measures

Ordinances.

Intimidation, ? Cutting Extortion.

Bribery and

Conspiracy.

Trees

(1

Earth.

Obtaining Goods and

by Fa

E.Flence.

Cruelty

to

??

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicteil.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

Cases reporteil.

No. of Persons discharged,

Cases reported.

No. of It rsons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Irsons discharged.

Casus reported,

No. of Parsons convicted.

No. of Hensons discharged.

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

Cases P, Dorfed.

No, of Persons convicted. No, of Persons discharg, d. No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons dischinenud. No, of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons diteling.el.

} No. of PerS PAS

Cares rebog.

Spurious Coin.

Animals, or

Fu: Tous Driving.

Damage to Pro-

pery & Trespass.

Contempt of Court, False Evidence.

Fraud. Trade Mark.

Attempts at Suicide.

-

N

2

???

2

*

2

??

..

..

'

??

???

00

N

-}

ON

If

19

2

^

??

3

2

?

?

??

??

~

N

N

:

~

N

1

??

:

:

TOTAL,.. 129 182

?

9

279 283 10 261 260 11

197 297 28 | 165| 150| 64

60 71 17

176 357 75

15 20

1 15 18

21

21

711

13

8 1311 5

Police Department, Hongkong, 18th January, 1876.

9

3

09

7

27

47 52

15

6

6 17,17 1,53 83

5

1 1012,10,

sony convicted.

Libel.

Miszelongonts

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

1.7, 2201

# 118

17 187

1:1 1:6

128, 110

20

142 196

21

181 189

411

1,505 1,864; 337|

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

-

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

Description.

TABLE C.

COMPARATIVE RETURN of OFFENCES coming under notice of POLICE, during the Years 1873, 1874, and 1875.

SERIOUS.

MINOR.

No. of Cases.

Number of Persons.

Convicted.

Discharged.

No. of Persons.

No. of Cases.

Description.

Convicted.

Discharged.

1873 1874 1875

1873 1874 1875 1873

1874

1875

1,025

262

866

7961,5581,303 1,270

265

238

269

200 255 407 388

489

22

47

42

1,988

1,507

1,505 |2,436 |1,804 |1,864

362

280

334

701 442

549

1873

1874 1875 1873 1874 1875 1873 1874 1875

Murder,

5

3*

3*

5+

1

Assault,

Robbery with Violence from the Person, Burglary or Larceny in a Dwelling House,

14

15

92

69

85

13

12

9

10

5

Gambling,

107

19

34

41

14

7

Miscellaneous,

Assault with Intent to rob,

1

3

3

Drunkenness,

Kidnapping,

103

51

63

66

29

36

4-4

17

35

Nuisances,

Piracy,

1

5

9+

8

9

7

No Pass or Light,

Unlawful Possession,

Larcenies,

Felonies not already given,

232 203 251 227 194 846 802 938 609 495 597 22 16 13 10 12

242

75

137

82

191

171

178

9

7

4

10

Total,..

770 622 317 No analysis of Convictions and Discharges. 1,412 960 664

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

63

1,316 1,165 1,395 1,165

948 786

949

330

357

324

Total,

6,164 4,597 4,086 4,401 3,495 |3,623

649 505

615

Increase-230 Cases, or 19.74 per cent.

Total Cases-5,481.

Decreasc-511 Cases, or 11.11 per cent.

Total Decrcase-281 Cases, or 4.89 per cent.

* One Case also given under Piracy.

+ Sentence of 4 Prisoners commuted to Penal Servitude for Life.

6 Prisoners rendered up to Chinese Government.

2 Prisoners convicted, but received free pardon, and 1 Prisoner commuted to Penal Servitude for Life.

Central Police Station, Hongkong, 18th January, 1876.

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

TABLE D.

CASUALTIES in the POLICE FORCE during 1875.

Force.

Death.

Resignation through Sickness.

Resignation through Expiry of

Dismissal.

Pension. Desertion.

Total.

Service or other

Causes.

  European, Indian, Chinese,

+

CO SO LO

3

6

144

1

9

6

3

4

3

6

1

29

18

10

H:Q

1

2

8833

23

20

68

Total,

14

9

41

30

14

Central Police Station, 18th January, 1876.

111

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

TABLE E.

LIST of CRIMINALS found at large in the Colony after Deportation, with Dates of their Sentences and Offences.

Date of Arrest.

Names.

Original Offence.

Date of First Sentence.

How Pardoned.

When Deported.

1875.

14th February,

6th July,

6th August,

22nd October, 24th November, 25th November,

10th December,

Li-Tak-Yan, Luk-San, Tang-Hing, Li-Sing, W. Nam, Hu-Sin, Chu-Shing, Philip Davis.

4th January,

19th January,

Lan-Fat,

19th January,

Li-Ling,

19th February,

Lam-Fuk,

16th May,

Ch?n-Hoi

16th May,

30th May,

}

29th August, 28th October,

Wong Tuk,.

Chan-Yau,

Sui-Teng alias Choy Sam, Ho-Yau,

Rogue and Vagabond, Gambling,

Rogue and Vagabond,

Larceny from Person, Rogue and Vagabond, Larceny,

Obtaining goods by False Pretences, Receiving stolen goods, Robbery with Violence, Unlawful Possession, Suspected Person, Larceny,

Receiv-}

7th January, 1874, 17th February, 1872,

1865.

20th January, 1873, 27th November, 1869, 14th December, 1872, 25th September, 1874,

18th April, 1872, 18th March, 1873, 10th February, 1873,

7th June, 1867, 29th July, 1869, 11th November, 1868,

(Burglary and Receiv- 16th August, 1871,

stolen goods,

Piracy,

Larceny on board ship,

November, 1869, April, 1865,

Deported 5 Years,

19

"

"

""

99

Pardoned conditionally,

11

"

19

"

3 3

3

12th November, 1874. 7th December, 1874. 2nd January, 1873. 6th September, 1875. Discharged. 10th May. 1875. 20th November, 1875.

3rd June, 1873.

26th October, 1874. 26th October, 1874.

4th July, 1867.

24th January, 1873.

16th October, 1872.

27th March, 1873.

27th May, 1873. 8th May, 1867.

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent of Police.

Central Police Station, 18th January, 1876.

F.

!

POLICE SCHOOL, HONGKONG, 18th January, 1876.

SIR,I have the honour to forward the Report of the Police Schools under my charge for the year ending 31st December, 1875.

2. During the past year, nothing has occurred worthy of very special comment, beyond some slight changes, which have been made with a view of extending the utility of the school. The chief of these was the re-establishment of the Anglo-Chinese class for Europeans, which has been as well attended as the duties of the Contables permitted. Six Cons- tables from the force have passed the Examination Board, and from enquiries made, I understand that over a dozen Cons- tables are continuing their Chinese studies, at the Out Stations, with a view of presenting themselves for examination.

Another of the changes referred to is that provision has been made for affording the Indian Constables an opportunity of learning Chinese Colloquial. This has been attended with the happiest results. The Indians study this part of their work con amore, as they have a keen appreciation of the benefits resulting from a knowledge of Chinese. With them, a beginning in many cases is all that is required, for their bargaining in the the market and their intercourse with the natives soon extend their vocabulary, and give them a ready mastery over the dialect. The power which this gives to them as Constables is obvious,

   Another change. Owing to the limited time allowed to the Chinese for study, their progress in English was rather slow, notwithstanding the eagerness with which they applied themselves. They were always in the Alphabet. I have accordingly devoted one-third of their school time, to the learning by rote of a series of selected sentences bearing more or less upon their duty; while at the same time not neglecting instruction in Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.

3. At the examinations held during the year, twenty-two of the Europeans have passed out, forty-three still remain. The great majority of these are unfortunately stationed at Out Stations, and thus are beyond the reach of the school. The improvement in the education of the European Force, since I have known it, has been decidely marked. It is rare that I meet with men who are ignorant of the three " Is" as I formely did; but besides, there has been gradually going on an improvement in the quality of the education. Whether this is owing to existence of the Police School, or is the result of an esprit de corps interfused among the men, or to the necessity of passing the school before receiving promotion, or the effect of all these causes combined, it is hard to say, still the fact remains.

now

}

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

65

    4. The annual competition for Indians and Chinese was held on the evenings of the 11th and 12th inst. A list of the candidates, with the marks attained in each subject, is apponere to this Report.

5. I have made monthly inspections of the Water Police Station during the year. The men have made good progress. They read with fluency and translate with readiness, a state of affairs which reflects highly on Mr. WONG CHING, the Master in charge.

The following are the statistics for the year.

EUROPEANS,

Total number of School days, Total number of Attendances,

Average daily Attendance

CHINESE,-

Total number of School days, Total number of Attendances,

Average daily Attendance,

INDIANS,—

Total number of School days, Total number of Attendances,

Average daily Attendance..

158

813

5.14

73.5

.9560

130.

149.5

.4254

28.45

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

W. M. DEANE, Esquire,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

&rc.. &c.,

&c.

Your most obedient Servant,

ALEXANDER FALCONER, Master in charge.

No. 33.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Notice to Mariners, received through M. A. SIENKIEWICZ, Consul for France, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1876.

AVIS AUX NAVIGATEURS.

COCHINCHINE FRAN?AISE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN. Colonial Secretary.

    Le Contre-Amiral Gouverneur de la Cochinchine et Commandant la division navale de l'Indo-Chine, fait savoir que le feu de Cangiou qui avait ?t? momentan?ment remplac? par un feu de moindre port?e, sera r?tabli tel qu'il ?tait auparavant, ? partir du 1er f?vrier 1876.

No. 34.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1876.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

TORRES STRAITS.

A Rock, awash at low water, is reported by Captain Dutfield to exist in latitude 10° 30′ S., longitude 142° 50′ E. A SAND BANK, on which there is a B?che-de-mer Station, is reported by Captain Hannah to lie 7 miles E. by N. N. from the S. E. Bourke Isle. The Sand Bank is situated near the south-western end of a reef 4 miles long and 2 to 2 wide, lying N.E. and S.W. A series of reefs extend hence some 8 miles in the direction of Canoe Cay, until the Darnley Island Channel is reached.

G. P. HEATH, Commander R.N.,

Portmaster.

Department of Ports and Harbours,

Brishane, 8th December, 1875.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

65

    4. The annual competition for Indians and Chinese was held on the evenings of the 11th and 12th inst. A list of the candidates, with the marks attained in each subject, is apponere to this Report.

5. I have made monthly inspections of the Water Police Station during the year. The men have made good progress. They read with fluency and translate with readiness, a state of affairs which reflects highly on Mr. WONG CHING, the Master in charge.

The following are the statistics for the year.

EUROPEANS,

Total number of School days, Total number of Attendances,

Average daily Attendance

CHINESE,-

Total number of School days, Total number of Attendances,

Average daily Attendance,

INDIANS,—

Total number of School days, Total number of Attendances,

Average daily Attendance..

158

813

5.14

73.5

.9560

130.

149.5

.4254

28.45

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

W. M. DEANE, Esquire,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

&rc.. &c.,

&c.

Your most obedient Servant,

ALEXANDER FALCONER, Master in charge.

No. 33.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Notice to Mariners, received through M. A. SIENKIEWICZ, Consul for France, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1876.

AVIS AUX NAVIGATEURS.

COCHINCHINE FRAN?AISE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN. Colonial Secretary.

    Le Contre-Amiral Gouverneur de la Cochinchine et Commandant la division navale de l'Indo-Chine, fait savoir que le feu de Cangiou qui avait ?t? momentan?ment remplac? par un feu de moindre port?e, sera r?tabli tel qu'il ?tait auparavant, ? partir du 1er f?vrier 1876.

No. 34.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1876.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

TORRES STRAITS.

A Rock, awash at low water, is reported by Captain Dutfield to exist in latitude 10° 30′ S., longitude 142° 50′ E. A SAND BANK, on which there is a B?che-de-mer Station, is reported by Captain Hannah to lie 7 miles E. by N. N. from the S. E. Bourke Isle. The Sand Bank is situated near the south-western end of a reef 4 miles long and 2 to 2 wide, lying N.E. and S.W. A series of reefs extend hence some 8 miles in the direction of Canoe Cay, until the Darnley Island Channel is reached.

G. P. HEATH, Commander R.N.,

Portmaster.

Department of Ports and Harbours,

Brishane, 8th December, 1875.

66

No. 35.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners, received from the Admiralty, are published for general

information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February 1876.

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. 163. ]

CHINA, EAST COAST-SAN-MUN BAY.

(1) Position of Heroine Rock.

With reference to the several positions hitherto assigned to the sunken Heroine rock, at the entrance to San-Mun bay. East coast of China;

The following particulars by Commander E. O. Matthews, United States Ship Ashuelot, have been received from the United States Government, viz.:-

When on the passage from Ning-po to Foochow, the sea was observed breaking heavily on the Heroine rock, boats were lowered and soundings taken as near the danger as possible, 8 to 9 fathoms being found.

The position assigned to Heroine rock by Commander Matthews is on the following bearings, viz. :-

South end of Shanchesan (Triple island),.. South-west end of Lea-ming island, West extreme of Montague island,

3

:---

W. S.

N.W. by W. W.

i N. § E.

Soundings were also taken over the several positions of the Heroine rock marked on the charts, but no indication of dangers was found; the native fishermen further stated that only one sunken rock exists in the locality.

EASTERN ARCHIPELAGO-JAVA SEA.

(2) Sunken Rock off Bawean Island.

Information has been received from Mr. George Butchard, Master of the S.S. Milton, that his vessel struck on a sunken danger about 4 miles westward of Bawean island.

This danger (Milton rock) was found to consist of coral, to extend about 270 yards in a N.W. and S.E. direction, and to have 16 feet on its shoalest part, deepening all round to 4 and 6 fathoms, and then to 18 fathoms. The following bearings for the position of this danger are given by Mr. Butchard:-

South-west point of Bawean island,..

do.

North

Small islet (Nusa).....

do.

(Tienio point),

These bearings place the rock in lat. 5° 44′ S., long, 112° 33′ E.

Variation {

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation

.S.E. by E. .N.E. by E. .N.E. N.

San-Mun bay 20 Westerly in 1875.} { Bawean island 1° Easterly By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 17th November 1875.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:--

FREDK J. EVANS,

Hydrographer.

(1) Hieshan islands to the Yang-tse-Kiang, No. 1199; Islands between Formosa and Japan, No. 2612; and San-Mun bay, No. 1994: Also, the China Sea Directory, Vol. III., page 294.

(2) Eastern Archipelago, No. 941 b; Australia General, No. 2759 b; and Indian Ocean, No. 748 b.

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. 172.]

CHINA-SHANTUNG PROMONTORY.

Rock awash near Alceste Island.

Information has been received of the existence of a rock (Rodney rock) just awash at low water spring tides, lying 4 cables from the shore, off the north-east point of Shantung promontory, and in a direct line between the centre of the lighthouse and the eastern extreme (within the reef) of Alceste island.

The following bearings were taken from a boat alongside the rock, viz.:--

North-east promontory,

Abrupt bluff,.....

Western extreme of Alceste island,

.S.E. by S. ..West.

.N.W. by N. 1 miles.

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 4° Westerly in 1875.]

By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 29th November 1875.

FRED?. J. EVANS, Hydrographer.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Gulfs of Po-cheli and Liau-tung, No. 1256; Hong Kong to Liau-tung, No. 1262; and Nipon, &c., with part of Korea, No. 2347: Also, China sea Directory, Vol. III., page 468.

No. 36.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

67

The following Notice to Mariners, received from the Government of India, is published for general

information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 9.

BAY OF BENGAL-COROMANDEL COAST.

Temporary Discontinuance of Hope Island Light during Repairs to Lighthouse Column.

The Madras Government has given Notice that the Light on Hope Island will be extinguished from and after the 30th day of January 1876, during the execution of repairs to the Lighthouse column.

Due Notice will be given of the date on which the light will be re-exhibited.

     In the meanwhile Commanders of ships are warned to be cautions in approaching the coast adjacent to the Port of Focanada (Coringa) during the night, particularly vessels from the Southward.

By Direction of the Government of India,

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 12th January 1876.

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR,

Superintendent, Marine Surveys.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Bay of Bengal, No. 70 a; Coromandel Coast, No. 71 a; and Coringa or Cocanada Bay, No. 81 also Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, China, &c., 1875, page 12; and Tailor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I., page 463.

If this Notice is received on board ship, the substance of it should bo inserted on the Charts affected by it, and introduced into the Sailing Directions to which it relates.

No. 28.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    Notice is hereby given, that Fresh Tenders for the Privilege of preparing and selling Prepared Opium within the Colony for the term of Three Years, from the 1st March next, under the Provisions of Ordinance No. 2 of 1858, will be received at this Office, until Monday, the 7th February, 1876.

Every Tender should specify the amount per mensem for the period above-mentioned.

Each Person tendering must produce a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the Sum of $5,000 as a pledge of the bona fides of his offer, which Sum shall be forfeited to the Crown, if such Person shall fail to carry out his Tender.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 29.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

REWARD OF FIFTY ($50) DOLLARS.

Whereas on Tuesday, the 18th January, 1876, the body of a woman named T?m-Chun, was found on the beach of Hung Hom near the Docks, and a verdict of murder has been recorded at the Coroner's Inquest against some person or persons unknown.

It is hereby notified that a reward of Fifty Dollars will be paid to any person or persons who shall give such information to the Police as will lead to the apprehension of the guilty person or persons. The above reward will be apportioned, at the discretion of His Excellency the Governor, in the event of such information being supplied by more than one person.

    A free pardon will be granted to any person implicated in the crime who may give such informa- tion, provided he is not the actual perpetrator thereof.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

7

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 4TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

69

10 A.M.

Nos.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETRA.

1876.

Baro-

Therma-

Thermo-

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

Der meter.

10-

Thermos

meter.

Min.

Max.

January 29

30.29

50

30.26

52

45.5

52

30.16

53.5

30

30.21

52

30.19

54

48

54

30.13

54

""

31

30.17

56.5

30.16

57

52.5

57

30.08

58.5

February 1

30.15

53

30.09

61

56

61

30.05

60

30.10

58

30.08

60

56.5

60.5

30.01

61.5

>>

30.08

60

30.05

60

58

61

30.00

61.5

"7

1

30.11

57

30.07

57.5

55

61

30.03

57.5

"

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

HYGROMETER.

Height above Sea Level 1,893 feet.

THERMO-

MATER.

RAIN,

BAROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

DATE.

Registering.

6 A.M.

A.M.

NOON.

P.M.

GP.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

A ..

G P.31.

Min. Mar. 6 A.M.

NOON.

Parc, etage from 4 to 12.

Noox.

G POL

Dira. F. binu. 1. Dire.

In inches donna che protions 24 featpa,

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

NOON.

1876.

Jan. 2928.39 28.41 28.38 28.31 28.3138.5 46.0 48.0

30 28.29 28.34 28.33 28.28 28.23 12.0

""

;

"

!

Feb. 128.26 28.32 23.30 28.25 28.2547.0

45.0 43.0 40.5

                                                  48.5 3128.29 28.33 28.32 28.25 28.2544.0 49.0 48.5 43.5 47.0

46.5 52.0 51.0 510 54.0

87.0 41.0 89.0 37.0 46.0 E

41.0 12.5

5 E

4 E

1

0.00

!

40.0 46.5

E

6 E

1.7

A

E

J

0.00

:

42.5

49.0 $

4

E

1 E

1

0.00

Fine, clear, cloudy throughout.

Fine, cloudy, hazy throughout.

Fine, hazy throughout.

47.0 24.0 E

.1

E

#

E

9.00

6 Aan.. clove fog; 10 a..,fine, cloudy,

hazy.

228.26 28.29 28.82 28.24 28.24 519

540 58.0 50.9 59.5 51.0 31.0 56,5 ENE

#

3 SE

40

3 28.24 28.27 28.25 28.20 28.20'51.0 55.9 549 519 315 58.5

4 128.2 28.28 28.27 28.21 28.207510 515 510 510 51.5 51.0 50.5

588

!

7: E

6 A., close wet fog; 1 r., fine, hazy.

Close wet fog throughout.

55.5 E

4 E

4 E

4

0.1

Close fog with drizz?y rain past night;

close wet fog throughout.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEF?T.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

WILDS.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

DATE.

Self

Registering.

Force, ratus from A to 12.

REMARKS AS 10 WEATHER.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

P.M.

Min. Mar.

Nous.

GA.M.

NOON.

Dirn. Dine P.

G P.M.

F. Div.

??

1876.

Jan. 29180.31 30.29 30.26 30.17 30.15 48.5 63.0 54.0 41.0 47.0

??

Feb.

11

80.95 30.95 30.91 29.91 29.91 59.5

30.92 30.00 30.01 29.91 29.95 58.0

58 0

44.0 47.0 3.0 N

                                 51.0 49.0 31.0 1.0 57.0 E 30130.20 30.17 30.16 30.09 30.05 54.0 51.0 55.0

$180.17 30.16 #9.16 39.69 30.05 57.0 58.5 58.0 52.0 53.5 55.0 53.0 70.5 ENE

                         619 62.0 25.5 57.0 580 130.15 39.10 30.09 30,05 $0.03 57.5

500 GLO ENE

E 60.0 56,9 62.5 220.00 20.00 20.00 29.95 29.95 59.0 61.0 62.0 58.0 58.0

58 5 50.5 380 38.0 70.5 E GL5 GLO

57.5 70.0 540 530 590 64.0

1 NE

2 E

2

NNE

} Clondy and one throughout.

ENA

1

De.

10.

do.

:

E

B E

2

Do

do.

do.

E

1 E

1

6 A., cloudy and time; 6 P.M.. fine, clear, weather.

1 ENE

2

EXE

I

A.M., fine, clear weather; noon, cloudy and fine.

#E

F

3

ENT

2 E

#

E

B

Do.

Overcast and misty.

do. throughout.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 4th February, 1876.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Tapers.

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers.

1

Anderson, Capt. 1 Avery, Montaguel Andrews, C. S. 1

Begna, A. Mr. 2 Barr. C.

Bloomfield,

John

Bembridge,

Cummings, Mrs. 1 Concei??o, Maria

Chiong Siu

Fat,

Greham, W.

1

Jones, J. C. D.

7

Mallierbe,

1

Gonzalez. Felipe Gordeen, T. L. 1

1

Monsr. de

King, II. S.

1

Kirkwood, Thos.

4

Niccolopoloo

Hughes, Charlest

Revd. E. R. {

Buckland, J.

Dowson, Hon. I

Richard Dawes, George 3 Davis, W. B. Depan, T. H.

9

Ho Chew Chia

Hagen, T.,

Leo Albong, Mrs.1

Poynter. J.

1

Lee, E.

1

Capt. Hurris, Jolm S. 1

Leong Weng

luck. Ford. J. I Pane. Exidio

1

Choon

Place, Joseph E.

1

Honggong, Mrs.

1

Lentz, Wm.

Profumo. Lais

1

Harding, Mr.

1

Lazerini, An-

Cousins, A.W.0.1

18

Civetta, J.

45

Cruz, Manoel

1.

Maria

Diomond, E. II. 1 Dixon, Mrs. J. I

Favre, Clement 1 1 Fricake, J. A

Hutchison, J. 1

Irons, Wm. C. F.1

Cruz, de la J.

1

Chun Loong

1

Goddard. T

1

Jeory, Stephen i Johnson, Mrs. A.J Jones. Thomas 1

giolo

Lanthy, Mr.

? Morris, T. T. Mara, Madine. 1 regd. Morris. II. Morrison

1Award

Pundje, W. L.

1 luto, Andr? C. 1

Aterson,

I

Pastor

Tiang. Pean

1

Turton, Dr. F. 2

WI. Louis

->

Warren, H.

strowski, E. de

Wade, J. M.

Wank. J Am

Yed

Teis. Paps.

Roberton, Jus. 3 Rusk, Madme. 1 Ryall, Mr.

Rodrigues, Joana I Siebold, von A. Smith, . M. Silva Avelina dai Sevilla, Juan

3

7

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 4TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

69

10 A.M.

Nos.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETRA.

1876.

Baro-

Therma-

Thermo-

Self Registering.

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

Der meter.

10-

Thermos

meter.

Min.

Max.

January 29

30.29

50

30.26

52

45.5

52

30.16

53.5

30

30.21

52

30.19

54

48

54

30.13

54

""

31

30.17

56.5

30.16

57

52.5

57

30.08

58.5

February 1

30.15

53

30.09

61

56

61

30.05

60

30.10

58

30.08

60

56.5

60.5

30.01

61.5

>>

30.08

60

30.05

60

58

61

30.00

61.5

"7

1

30.11

57

30.07

57.5

55

61

30.03

57.5

"

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

HYGROMETER.

Height above Sea Level 1,893 feet.

THERMO-

MATER.

RAIN,

BAROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

DATE.

Registering.

6 A.M.

A.M.

NOON.

P.M.

GP.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

A ..

G P.31.

Min. Mar. 6 A.M.

NOON.

Parc, etage from 4 to 12.

Noox.

G POL

Dira. F. binu. 1. Dire.

In inches donna che protions 24 featpa,

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

NOON.

1876.

Jan. 2928.39 28.41 28.38 28.31 28.3138.5 46.0 48.0

30 28.29 28.34 28.33 28.28 28.23 12.0

""

;

"

!

Feb. 128.26 28.32 23.30 28.25 28.2547.0

45.0 43.0 40.5

                                                  48.5 3128.29 28.33 28.32 28.25 28.2544.0 49.0 48.5 43.5 47.0

46.5 52.0 51.0 510 54.0

87.0 41.0 89.0 37.0 46.0 E

41.0 12.5

5 E

4 E

1

0.00

!

40.0 46.5

E

6 E

1.7

A

E

J

0.00

:

42.5

49.0 $

4

E

1 E

1

0.00

Fine, clear, cloudy throughout.

Fine, cloudy, hazy throughout.

Fine, hazy throughout.

47.0 24.0 E

.1

E

#

E

9.00

6 Aan.. clove fog; 10 a..,fine, cloudy,

hazy.

228.26 28.29 28.82 28.24 28.24 519

540 58.0 50.9 59.5 51.0 31.0 56,5 ENE

#

3 SE

40

3 28.24 28.27 28.25 28.20 28.20'51.0 55.9 549 519 315 58.5

4 128.2 28.28 28.27 28.21 28.207510 515 510 510 51.5 51.0 50.5

588

!

7: E

6 A., close wet fog; 1 r., fine, hazy.

Close wet fog throughout.

55.5 E

4 E

4 E

4

0.1

Close fog with drizz?y rain past night;

close wet fog throughout.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEF?T.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

WILDS.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

DATE.

Self

Registering.

Force, ratus from A to 12.

REMARKS AS 10 WEATHER.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

P.M.

Min. Mar.

Nous.

GA.M.

NOON.

Dirn. Dine P.

G P.M.

F. Div.

??

1876.

Jan. 29180.31 30.29 30.26 30.17 30.15 48.5 63.0 54.0 41.0 47.0

??

Feb.

11

80.95 30.95 30.91 29.91 29.91 59.5

30.92 30.00 30.01 29.91 29.95 58.0

58 0

44.0 47.0 3.0 N

                                 51.0 49.0 31.0 1.0 57.0 E 30130.20 30.17 30.16 30.09 30.05 54.0 51.0 55.0

$180.17 30.16 #9.16 39.69 30.05 57.0 58.5 58.0 52.0 53.5 55.0 53.0 70.5 ENE

                         619 62.0 25.5 57.0 580 130.15 39.10 30.09 30,05 $0.03 57.5

500 GLO ENE

E 60.0 56,9 62.5 220.00 20.00 20.00 29.95 29.95 59.0 61.0 62.0 58.0 58.0

58 5 50.5 380 38.0 70.5 E GL5 GLO

57.5 70.0 540 530 590 64.0

1 NE

2 E

2

NNE

} Clondy and one throughout.

ENA

1

De.

10.

do.

:

E

B E

2

Do

do.

do.

E

1 E

1

6 A., cloudy and time; 6 P.M.. fine, clear, weather.

1 ENE

2

EXE

I

A.M., fine, clear weather; noon, cloudy and fine.

#E

F

3

ENT

2 E

#

E

B

Do.

Overcast and misty.

do. throughout.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 4th February, 1876.

Letters Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Tapers.

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers.

1

Anderson, Capt. 1 Avery, Montaguel Andrews, C. S. 1

Begna, A. Mr. 2 Barr. C.

Bloomfield,

John

Bembridge,

Cummings, Mrs. 1 Concei??o, Maria

Chiong Siu

Fat,

Greham, W.

1

Jones, J. C. D.

7

Mallierbe,

1

Gonzalez. Felipe Gordeen, T. L. 1

1

Monsr. de

King, II. S.

1

Kirkwood, Thos.

4

Niccolopoloo

Hughes, Charlest

Revd. E. R. {

Buckland, J.

Dowson, Hon. I

Richard Dawes, George 3 Davis, W. B. Depan, T. H.

9

Ho Chew Chia

Hagen, T.,

Leo Albong, Mrs.1

Poynter. J.

1

Lee, E.

1

Capt. Hurris, Jolm S. 1

Leong Weng

luck. Ford. J. I Pane. Exidio

1

Choon

Place, Joseph E.

1

Honggong, Mrs.

1

Lentz, Wm.

Profumo. Lais

1

Harding, Mr.

1

Lazerini, An-

Cousins, A.W.0.1

18

Civetta, J.

45

Cruz, Manoel

1.

Maria

Diomond, E. II. 1 Dixon, Mrs. J. I

Favre, Clement 1 1 Fricake, J. A

Hutchison, J. 1

Irons, Wm. C. F.1

Cruz, de la J.

1

Chun Loong

1

Goddard. T

1

Jeory, Stephen i Johnson, Mrs. A.J Jones. Thomas 1

giolo

Lanthy, Mr.

? Morris, T. T. Mara, Madine. 1 regd. Morris. II. Morrison

1Award

Pundje, W. L.

1 luto, Andr? C. 1

Aterson,

I

Pastor

Tiang. Pean

1

Turton, Dr. F. 2

WI. Louis

->

Warren, H.

strowski, E. de

Wade, J. M.

Wank. J Am

Yed

Teis. Paps.

Roberton, Jus. 3 Rusk, Madme. 1 Ryall, Mr.

Rodrigues, Joana I Siebold, von A. Smith, . M. Silva Avelina dai Sevilla, Juan

3

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The Frosty Caucasus. Trautenauer Wochen-

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Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Anazie

Caroline

4

1

Formosa

2

Luera

1

Prince Louis

1

3

Star of China 1

Aldebaran

Calabar, s.s.

5

2

Fealy

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Laju

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Cushan

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Tung Shan

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Dilharree

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Uda

2

Robert Boak 2

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8

1

3

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Ruth

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Venis

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Champion of

Ellen Brewes

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Olympia, s.s.

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the Seas

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3

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10

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14

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Kassa

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General Post Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1876.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

UN

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By Order,

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NOTIFICATION.

A Copy of the JURY LIST for 1100; is poten

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No. 37.

The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation. in Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st January, 1876, is published for general information.

By Command,

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BANKS.

AVERAGE

SPECIE

AMOUNT.

IN RESERVE.

Oriental Bank Corporation,

493,328

200,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,

784,870

270,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

631,180

225,000

1,621,002

600,000

TOTAL,....

3,530,380

1,295,000

No. 38.

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......

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No. 37.

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By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE

SPECIE

AMOUNT.

IN RESERVE.

Oriental Bank Corporation,

493,328

200,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,

784,870

270,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

631,180

225,000

1,621,002

600,000

TOTAL,....

3,530,380

1,295,000

No. 38.

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The following Returns connected with the business of the Superior and Subordinate Courts of the Colony, for the Year 1875, are published for general information.

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J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1876.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

RETURN of CRIMINAL CASES that have been tried in the Supreme Court of Hongkong, during the Year 1875.

Number of Cases.

Number of Persons.

1

112

1

2

1

1

-

CRIMES.

Arson,

Assault with Intent to rob,

...

Attempting to break and enter a Dwelling-house with Intent to commit a

Felony therein,

Attempting to commit a Burglary,

Attempting to steal,

Breach of Conditional Pardon,

Breaking and entering and stealing in a Dwelling-house,

Breaking and entering and stealing in a Godown,

:

1

Buggery,

3

Burglary and Larceny,.

2

Burglary and receiving stolen Goods,...

Child Stealing,

1

1

Cutting and Wounding with Intent to do grievous" Bodily Harm,...

Decoying a Person into this Colony, for the purpose of Emigration,

1

1

Embezzlement,

1

1

Embracery,

1

1

Forgery,

1

2

Having Possession of a Junk taken by Pirates,

1

1

Highway Robbery with Violence,

11

Larceny,

HANNAA

1

Larceny as Bailec,...

1

Larceny and receiving stolen Goods,

2

Larceny in a Dwelling-house,

:

:

:

:

:

8

Larceny on board Ship in the Harbour,

1

5

1

3

3 3

1

13

Larceny on board Ship in the Harbour, and receiving stolen Goods,

Larceny on board Ship in the Harbour, and Robbery from the Person with

Assault,...

Larceny on board Ship on the High Seas,

Larceny on board Ship on the High Seas, and receiving stolen Goods,...

1

Libel,

1

Murder,

Obtaining Goods by false Pretences,

1

1

Obtaining Money by false Pretences,

...

Perjury,

Piracy and Murder,

8

1

I

Robbery from the Person,

6

Piracy and Murder, Piracy and Assault with Intent to Murder, and having

Possession of Gods piratically stolen,

...

Purchasing a Woman for the Purpose of Prostitution,

6 Uttering Counterfeit Coin,

69

59

93

a. Prisoners convicted on other charges.

CHARGES

POSTPONED.

ABANDONED,

-:

...

1:

1

Convicted.

Death Recorded.

Acquitted.

Death.

Penal Servitude.

Hard Labour over

One Year.

Year and under.

Solitary Confinement. Publicly flogged. No. of Persons.

No. of Persons.

Hard Labour One

No. of Cases.

N

12:20?O

00.00

...

2

13

1

811

6

2 3

d5

1

889

68

25

2

No. of Persons.

::

::

No. of Cases.

No. of Persons.

A...

1

b...

2

:

26

26

- co

co co

1

...

1

2

19 16

1

2

:

LO

5

6

a...

C...

b. Prisoner discharged through absence of witnesses.

c. Prisoners discharged on their own Recognizances to appear if called on within 3 months.

d. Three of these Prisoners ordered to enter into Recognizances to appear for judgment when called upon.

F. S. HUFFAM, Deputy Registrar.

RETURN of the NUMBER of CASES tried and ACTIONS commenced in the Supreme and Vice-Admiralty Courts of Hongkong, during the Year ending 31st December, 1875.

Cases tried in 1875.

Court.

Number of

Amount of Debt and

Judgment.

Total.

Cases.

Damages claimed.

Plaintiff.

Defendant.

Nonsuit.

Struck out. Cases.

Debt and Damages.

Supreme Court:-

Summary Jurisdiction,] a 759

$66,480.89

669

Original do.,

b

7

49,573.43

6

38 1

52

48

Chancery,

3

3

Bankruptcy,

C 11

1,906,178.00

Probate,

Appeals,

e

d 70

2

584,950.02

Petitioners discharged,

Petitions granted

11

) 70

Vice-Admiralty Court,

20,160.25

Num-Amount of Debt Settled

Appellant 1 Respondent 1 1

Actions commenced in 1875.

1

854

$2,627,342.59

Court.

ber of

Cases.

and Damages

claimed.

Judgment.

without Trial.

Plaintiff.

Defendant.

Nonsuit.

Struck out.

Remaining in Depend-

ence.

Total.

Cases. Debt & Damages.

Supreme Court:-

Summary Jurisdiction, 1,217

$100,456.25

Original do.,

50

448,232.30

404 26

Chancery,

3

Bankruptcy,

?18

1,996,391.52

Probate,

70 584,950.02

Appeals,

Vice-Admiralty Court,

59,660.25

659

34

50

48

22

g 24

3

Petitioners discharged

10

Petitions) 70

Appellant 1 Respondent 1

1

1

1,364

$3,189,690.34

a. Sixteen of these Cases were pending on 31st December, 1874. 222 were Petitions for refund of Rates.

b. These Cases were pending on 31st December, 1874.

c. One of these Cases was pending on 31st December, 1874.

d. The amount given in these Cases is the Sworn Value of the several Estates in which Probate or Letters of Administration were granted during the year. e. One of these Cases was from the Police Court, and one from the Summary Jurisdiction.

f. The amount given in these Cases is the amount of Liabilities set forth in the Bankrupts' Schedules.

g. One of these Cases was on trial 12 days, and is pending judgment.

F. S. HUFFAM, Deputy Registrar.

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TOTAL

NUMBER

TOTAL

NUMBER

OF

OF PRISO- CASES.

NERS.

Discharged.

Committed

for Trial at

the Supreme

Court.

Cominitted

to Prison or

Detained

pending Orders

of II. E. the

Governor.

To keep

the

Peace.

of good

To be

Beha-

viour.

To

Aur

Charge.

Punished for preferring

false Charge

SULAS TO

wilful false Testimony.

ABSTRACT OF CASES UNDER COGNIZANCE OF THE POLICE MAGISTRATES' COURT, DURING THE YEAR 1875.

CASES HOW DISPOSED OF, AND THE NUMBER OF MALE AND FEMALE PRISONERS UNDER EACH HEAD.

To find Security.*

WRITS ISSUED BY THE POLICE MAGISTRATES, DURING THE YEAR 1875.

Warrants.

Undecided.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M. F. M. F.

M.

F.

M.

F. M.

F.

M.

F.

8.055 9,930

890

6,749

1,632

281

95

9

4

16

:

3

20

9

148 17

28

7

20

1

8,713 1.217 3.266

105

41

63

16

20

2

15

3,528

TOTAL MALES AND FEMALES,.

.9,930

*

Consisting of Offenders not sentenced to Imprisonment.

THE CASES CONSISTED OF:-

Abduction,

Absent from Ship without Leave,

Accessory before the Fact to Felony,

Do.

after

Administering Drugs, .

- 00:00

Brought forward,...

...1,686

Brought forward..

...2,898

Brought forward....

...5,654

Burial of Chinese Corpse elsewhere than in a Cemetery, Cattle turned loose on Public Ways,...

15

Found by Night with Dangerous and Offensive Weapons with Intent to break into Dwelling Houses,

do.

do.,

Cattle Stealing,

3

...

1

Child Stealing,

11

Aiding and Abetting in Felony,

3

Allowing Unmuzzled Ferocious Dogs to be at large,

19

Chinese not Holders of Night Passes found carrying Arms, Chinese Offenders found in the Colony after Banishment

6

Fraudulently using False Trade-Marks and Labels,

Found by Night in Dwelling Houses with Intent to com-1 mit Felony,

Street Nuisances, viz.: Neglecting to clean out Dust Bins, and throwing Rubbish, &c., into the Street, J Throwing Rubbish into the Harbour, or on the Beach, 49

06

Fraud by Bankrupt,

Arson,

1

Assaults accompanied with Damage to Property,

14

under Ordinance No. 9 of 1897, and in Breach of 15 Conditional Pardon under Ordinance No. 1 of 1860, )

Furious Driving,

Harbouring Seamen Deserters,

Assaults at or in connection with Riotous Assemblages,

4

Confederating with Pirates,

1

Assaults, (Common),

368

Conspiracy to defraud,

Harbouring deported l'ersons,

Having Possession of Spurious Opium with Intent to de-

Assaulting, obstructing or resisting Police in the Execu-

68

Conspiracy with Intent to commit Felony,

fraud,

tion of their Duty,

Conspiracy to accuse of Crime,.

1

Highway Robbery with Arms or with Violence,

Assaults with Intent to rob,

Assaults with Intent to commit an Unnatural Offence,

Assaults with Wounding.

Assisting Soldiers to Desert,

Assisting Seaten to Desert,

Assuming Name. Designation, &c., of Police Constables,

220212

Contempt of Court,

4

House Breaking,

Crimes and Offences committed in Chinese Territory,

2

Illegally Pawning,

NO | | | 1000 A

Offences relating to Coin,

14

Offensive Weapons-Having Possession of,

2

Obstruction of Roads and Streets, &c., by Hawkers,

778

Obtaining Money, &c., under False Pretences,

Piracy,

Cruelty to Animals....

24

Illicit Distillation,

Cutting and Destroying Trens,

20

Indecent Assaults,

Cutting and Wounding and Inflicting Bodily Injuries,

19

Indecent Exposure of Person by bathing or otherwise

15

10 10

Rape,

...

Damage to Property.

16

and Lewdness,

Attempting to commit Felony,

At large at Night without Night Passes or Lights,

Attempting to commit other Offences,

542

Dangerous and Offensive Trades, Carrying on,

3

Inciting a Person to commit a Misdemeanour,

39

Defiling Streams, .....

Intimidating Workmen,

***

6

Demanding Money by Menaces,

Jurors neglecting to answer Coroner's Summonses

1

Attempting to extort by Threats, Menaces, &c.,

1

Deportation from Canton to this Colony, under H.M.'s

attend an Inquest,

Behaviour calculated to provoke a Breach of the Peace,

20

Order in Council of 1865,

Larcenies, (Common),

434

Chair Coolies, and Shop-keepers,

Obstruction of Wharves by Boat People,... Perjury,

Piracy with Murder,

Posting Bills on Walls, &c.,

Preferring False Charge or giving wilful False Testimony,

Purchasing or receiving Regimental Clothes, &c.,

...

Receiving stolen Goods,

Refusal of Duty by British Merchant Seamen,

Refusing to pay Boat and Chair Hire,

Registered Householders permitting Gambling within a

House,

Riotous Assemblages,

Rescuing Prisoners from Custody of Police,...

21

...

2

...

1

16

3

109

}-

3

Bestiality,

Deportation from Japan

do.,

do.,

Breach of Ordinances;

Deportation from Shanghai

do..

do.,

For Buildings,

Desertion from Foreign Ships,

For Cargo Boats,

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

For Harbour and Coasts,

Desertion of Merchant Seamen,...

21282

Larcenies from Dwelling Houses,

117

Robberies from Person,

Larcenies from the Person,

55

Robberies from Person with Wounding,

...

Larcenies from Wreck,

2

Rogues and Vagabonds:-

Larcenies from Ships or Boats in Harbour,...

Larcenies (of Vegetables and Fruit) from Gardens and'

67

As Street Gamblers and Watchmen to Gamblers,

139

1

As Suspicious Characters,

120

For Gaols,

Detention of Seamen's Effects,

enclosed Places,

...

As Vagrants (Europeans and Indians),

27

For Marine Store Dealers,

Detention of Her Majesty's Mails,

Libel...

1

For Markets..

267

Disorderly Behaviour accompanied with Damage to Pro-

38

Making Bonfires, or Firing Crackers,

429

For Pawnbrokers,

13

perty,

Malicions Injury to Property,

13

Stragglers from Foreign Ships,

For Preparation and Sale of prepared Opium,.......

6

Disorderly Behaviour, Drunkenness, Fighting, &c.,

936

Manslaughter,

4

...

Stragglers from British Men-of-War,

For Preservation of Birds,

Disorderly Behaviour, wasting Water at Public Hydrants,

1

Mendicancy,

161

:

For Registration of Births and Deaths.

9

Discharging Fire Arms,

Misconduct as Domestic Servants,

23

Street Noises by Hawkers,

For Registration of Householders and Servants,...

16

Discharging Stones and other Missiles to danger of Per-

Misconduct as Police Constables.

9

Trespass on Crown Land,

LO

For Retail of Spirituous and Fermented Liquors,

For Storage of Explosive Substances,

Dog Stealing,

For Storage of Gunpowder,..

sons and Property,

Doubtful Witnesses to find Security for Appearance,

Misconduct as Private Watchmen,

19

Seamen making False Statements as to Ships in which

they served, and presenting False Characters,

Street Gambling, (treated as Obstruction of Public Ways), 123

Unauthorised Religious Ceremonies (Chinese),

36

17

Misconduct as Workmen,

4

Unlawful Possession of Property,

For Street Chairs and Vehicles,

129

For Suppression of Gamb ?ing,

11

Dredging in the Harbour at Anchorage for Ships of War, Embezzlement,

For Weights and Measures.

Embracery. (Intimidating Witnesses),.

6430

Murder,

Unlicensed Auctioneer,

2

Breach of Chinese Passengers' Act of 1855,

Breach of Harbour Regulations,

Enticing, Docoying, or by Force or Frand bringing to, or ? taking away, Men or Women froin the Colony,

31

Breach of Military Law (Soldiers disposing of Uniform, &c.),

Escape of Prisoners from Gaol,

Breach of Post Office Ordinance,

Escape of Prisoners from Custody of Police,

1

Breach of Recognizance,

Extortion by Colour of Office,

...

Breach of Stamp Act,

Extortion by Menaces,

***

...

Breach of Quarantine Regulations,

False Imprisonment,

...

Bribery or Attempts to bribe Police Constables,...

3

Forgery,

Burglary,

13

Carried forward,...

.1,686

Raking Dust Bins,

Carried forward,...

...2,898

Negligently allowing Prisoners to escape,

Night Noises by playing at the Game called "Chai-mui,” Night Noises by Watchmen, &c.,

Nuisances, Various-- consisting of:-

Exposing Night Soil in the Streets in uncovered Buckets, and in open Boats along the Praya.... Hanging Wet Clothes, &c., to dry over Public Ways, House Nuisances, viz.: Keeping Pigs, allowing Dirt and Filth to remain on Premises or in imme-1,318 diate Vicinity thereof,

Obeying Calls of Nature in the Street,

Carried forward,...

Unlicensed Coolie Lodging Houses,

Unlicensed Seamen's Boarding Houses,

Unlicensed Hawking,

Unnatural Offence,

25

13

Unlicensed Plying of Boats for Hire,

Unwholesome Provisions, Exposing for Sale or Bringing

into Colony,

Using Threats with Intent to extort,

Using Threats of Violence to Persons, Unlicensed Money Changer,

...

...

TOTAL,...

225

46

3

258

6

...

203

45

2

6

3

1

8,055

...

...5,651

C. MAY, 1st Police Magistrate.

73

Total

Number

of

Defendants.

Summonses

for

Defendants.

for Summonses

Witnesses.

Notices

of

Re-hearing.

Arrest.

Distress.

Search.

Gambling Houses.

To enter

Magis-

trates

Orders.

TOTAL.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

74

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

ABSTRACT of CASES brought under COGNIZANCE at the Police Magistrates' Court during a period of Ten Years from 1st January, 1866, to 31st December, 1875, inclusive.

CASES HOW DISPOSED OF, AND THE NUMBER OF MALE AND FEMALE PRISONERS UNDER EACH HEAD.

Total Number

Years.

of Convicted and Cases.

Punished.

Discharged.

Committed for Trial at Supreme Court.

Committed to Prison

or detained pending Orders of His Excellency

Ordered to find Security.

To keep the Peace,

to be of Good

Behaviour, and

to answer

Punished for Preferring False Charge

or giving False Testimony.

Undecided.

Total Number of Defendants.

the Governor.

any Charge.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

1866

6,045

6,620

385

3.600

325

214

9

209

34

254

36

6

31

3

10,964

769

1868

1867 5,983 7,150 5.969

785

2,898

169

142

13

57

18

144

64

15

31

1

9,986

956

7,469

1,101

2,257

281

123

10

36

254

28

48

19

22

10,209

1,439

1869

4,731 4,413

501

1,998

186

120

9

295

23

41

8

32

6,908

732

1870

5,936 5,702

609

2,065

261

127

1

12

336

28

40

6

70

8,352

919

1871

6,400

6,143

673 2.406

311

148

1

28

414

16

40

7

32

9,211

1,017

1872

9,950 11,185

1878

999 9,137 8,810 1,352 1874 8,079 6,636 1,135 1875

8,055 6,749 890 1,632

2,426 294

187

23

44

271

19

23

13

14.099

1,345

1,798 266

67

10

15

171

29

37

10

35

10,933

1,673

1,651 269

101

2

31

175

21

50

21

8,665

1,436

281

95

9

4

190

29

23

20

8,713 1,217

Magistracy, Hongkong, 5th February, 1876.

CORONER'S INQUESTS.

TABLE A.-Return of all Coroner's Cases, 1875.

C. MAY,

1st Police Magistrate.

Inquest Held.

Buried without Inquest.

Grand Total.

Nationality.

Men. Women. Boys. Girls. Total. Men. | Women. Boys. | Girls. Total. | 1875. 1874.

  Europeans and Americans, Chinese,

Malays and Indians,

7

7

1

9

16

13

20

9

31

27

20

24

75

106

128

4

**

...

:

4

2

Total,.

27

9

2

38

39

4

20

25

88

126

143

Accidental Death,..

Accidentally Drowned,

Felo de Se,.

Manslaughter,

Natural Causes,.

Do., in Gaol,

Verdicts.

Overdose of Opium,.

Suicide, whilst temporarily Insane,

Wilful Murder,

Total,

TABLE B.-Return of Inquests, 1875.

Europeans

and Americans.

Chinese.

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

3

co to co co co

7

20

9

1

1

3

1

TABLE C.-Return of Burials without Inquest, 1875.

:

2

Indians and Malays.

Manila-

men.

Total.

Men.

Men.

:

13

...

...

5

...

:

38

Europeans

Chinese.

Reason why no Inquest was held.

and Americans.

Indians.

Found on Shore.

Found in Harbour.

Total.

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

Known. Unknown. Known. Unknown

No suspicious Circumstances, . No evidence and State of Body,

6

16

1

7

10

1

10

3

13

15

44

42

12

4

or

Post Mortem satisfactory, Death occurred outside Juris-

diction,.

1

9:

16

8

21

15

∞0 12:

Total,

8

:

:

1

27

4

20

25

4

88

17

37

12

10

24

Hongkong, 4th February, 1876.

J. RUSSELL,

Coroner.

404 - 19 9 - 200

OCTOBER.

NOVEMBER,,

PRCHMRER,.

AUGUST...

SEPTEMBER,

JULY.

14!

Victoria Gaol Office, Hongkong, 3rd February, 1876.

JUNE,

MAY,

APRIL,

N

JANUARY.

FEBRUARY,

MARCH...

COUNTRY.

N

N

W

????

2

N

Co

Co

N

N

E. Europeans.

Murder.

Piracy and Murder.

Piracy endangering Life with Vio- lence, Piracy, and Confederating with Pirates, &c.

Cutting, Wounding, and Shooting

with intent.

Burglary, and Attempt to com-

mit Burglary.

????

??

w

N

N

N

I. Indians.

?

C. Chinese.

No. 40.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1876.

FELONIES.

Highway Robbery, Robbery with Violence, and Attempt at sucli. Common Larceny, Larceny from a House, from the Person, and from Ships or Boats

in

Harbour,

Assault with Iutent to rob.

co

NO

FO

*1

Manslaughter.

N

N

*

N

The following Returns relative to Victoria Gaol, during the Year 1875, are published for general information. GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Administering Drugs.

Child Stealing, Kidnapping, &c.

Abduction of Females, Forcible

Detention, &c.

Sodomy, and Unnatural Offences,

and Attempt at such.

Forgery, Coining or Uttering

Counterfeit Coin or Notes.

Threatening to Areuse, and Ac- cusing of a Crime with Intent to Extort Money.

Escape, &c.

26

H

?

A

~

N

5

w

Other Felonies not shown.

Assault with Intent to do griev

ous Bodily

Harm.

RETURN showing the CLASSIFICATION of OFFENCES, for which PRISONERS were confined in VICTORIA GAOL, on the First Day of each Month of the Year 1875.

:

N

Co

C^

H

Embezzlement.

Extortion, Bribery, &c.

Obtaining Goods or Money under

False Pretences.

Unlawful Possession or Recciving

Stolen Goods.

Perjury, Suborning Witnesses to Comunit Perjury, Preferring False Charge. Giving Wiltul False Testimony.

Rogues and Vagabonds,

Suspicious Characters, &c.

Assault, Assault Obstructing or

Resisting the Police in Execution of their Duty.

the

E

Misconduct as a Private or Public

=

α

33

1

N

N

σ

N

?

N

20

N

N

co

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

N

N

H

Y

:

:

CA

N

=

=

10 3 110;

20

H

MISDEMEANORS.

Servant, Refusal of Duty, De-

sertion, &c.

Drunk and Incapable, Fighting

and Quarrelling, and Disorderly Conduct.

Obstruction, Nuisance, Damage, Making Boutires and Firing

Crackers, Defiling Streams, &c. Breach of Market Ordinance, Breach of Ordinance with re- gard to Weights and Measures, Hawking without

Uttering Cries, &c.

Licence,

Breach of Ordinance for Street

Chair and Vehicles, and Breach

of Harbour Ordinance.

Gambling.

N

:

:

:

H

:

:

:

H

ON

10

:

:

:

:

H

N

-

N

GEO. L. TOMLIN,

Acting Superintendent of Victoria Gaol.

Q

Co

E

+

N

N

N

M

N

C

N

N

Q

?

?

Breach of Brothel Ordinance.

Desertion from Army or Navy,

and Offences against Military or Naval Discipline.

Breach of Conditional Pardon,

Returning to the Colony after Deportation.

Other Offences not shown.

Remanded from Police Court, Crown Witnesses, and pending Orders from the Authorities.

Committed for Trial at the Su-

preme Court.

1

N

?

N

51;

57

43;

41..

2

N

336

H

44

4 288

343

3 324 384

2 313 358

298 339

2 314 352

314 361

1

37

4 352 393

3 35

4 319 358

40]

7 301 348

47

4 316 367

37

7 319

363

2.

89 19 348

456

:

Debts.

C

Total Number on 1st of each

Month.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary. J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

ΙΝΚΑΛΟΣ ΟΝΟΜΟΝΟΗ ΗΙ

INIKNYAO9

Daily Average Number of Prison-

ers at work outside.

All

GRAND TOTAL.

Nations.

GL

'9281 ‘AUVNYIA ??? ??????

HIZI

ALLIZE

76

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

RETURN showing the NUMBER of PRISONERS in VICTORIA GAOL on the last Day of each Week of the Year 1875.

CHINESE

WEEKLY 1875.

EUROPEANS.

EUROPEANS.

OR COLOURED.

CHINESE OR COLOURED.

TOTAL.

WEEKLY 1875.

TOTAL

Males. Females.

Males. Females.

Males. Females. Males. Females.

January 3

10

17

24

27

31

29228

50

272

18

340

July

4

40

300

13

353

51

285

18

354

11

40

327

13

380

57

278

17

352

18

38

311

""

15

364

62

295

17

374

25

35

294

13

12

342

57

309

18

384

1)

August 1

35

311

12

358

February 7

57

318

17

392

8

37

331

14

382

14

50

315

15

380

15

37

306

""

19

13

356

21

48

310

15

373

22

42

301

11

""

11

354

28

43

300

15

358

29

41

282

59

"

11

335

March

7

46

306

15

367

September 5

40

281

14

336

14

47

304

14

365

12

50

305

21

71

14

370

21

42

300

14

356

19

51

307

"

27

14

373

28

38

292

15

345

26

52

304

13

""

369

April 4

41

276

16

333

October

45

322

15

382

11

37

287

17

341

10

42

308

14

""

366

18

35

298

18

351

17

43

328

17

388

25

29

317

16

362

24

39

"

??

330

12

381

May

34

298

16

348

31

37

316

10

363

9

36

294

16

346

November 7

48

335

10

393

"

M

June

11

NNEL UNU

16

43

312

17

372

14

60

"

346

11

417

23

43

313

16

372

21

73

334

12

11

419

30

38

305

14

357

28

82

359

11

*

452

6

41

289

13

343

December 5

82

343

12

438

13

36

· 287

13

336

12

72

,,

20

36

306

14

356

19

11

27

35

322

15

372

26

283

354

12

439

68

331

15

414

65

312

17

1)

394

GEO. L. TOMLIN,

Acting Superintendent.

Victoria Gaol Office, Hongkong, 3rd February, 1876.

No. 41.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Annual Report on the state of the Government Schools in Hongkong for the Year 1875, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1876.

[No. 10.]

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 5th February, 1876.

SIR,I have the honour to forward to you the Blue Book Returns and the Annual Report on Education for 1875.

2. The number of scholars attending schools subject to Government supervision was 2,606. This is an advance over 1874, but as it amounts only to about two per cent, it is not so marked as in some previous years. This is partly accounted for by the fact that no addition was made to the number of schools. There was also a falling off, amounting to three and a half per cent, in the native schools which are supported by Government. The causes of this will appear when the state of certain of these is taken into consideration. In all other cases there was an increase; and the total deficiency, taking all the Government Schools together, amounts to only four scholars, that is, 1,927 as against 1,931.

3. Any deficiency in actual numbers was more than compensated for by the regularity of the attendance, the minimum in this respect being much higher than in previous years. The Tables append- ed to this Report give the fullest particulars under this heading, and a reference to them will prevent the necessity of entering on a scries of tedious details. They have been compiled with the view of supplying all the information about the schools which was thought likely to be desired.

4. The Native Schools supported by Government are sixteen in number, and were attended by 1,016 scholars, being a decrease of 38 as compared with the previous years. This was owing to a change of four of the masters, one being dismissed, one permitted to resign, and two having to retire on account of bad health. To supply three of the vacancies, a public examination of candidates was held early in the year. Upwards of thirty masters presented themselves, and the three best got the appointments.

It was,

    5. The one who was appointed to Tang-lung Chau failed to attract scholars to the school. in fact, almost deserted, there being sometimes only half a dozen present. This was not owing to any fault of the master's, but simply because the people in the neighbourhood had their own ideas as to his qualifications for teaching their children. This is a feature in connexion with these schools which

76

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

RETURN showing the NUMBER of PRISONERS in VICTORIA GAOL on the last Day of each Week of the Year 1875.

CHINESE

WEEKLY 1875.

EUROPEANS.

EUROPEANS.

OR COLOURED.

CHINESE OR COLOURED.

TOTAL.

WEEKLY 1875.

TOTAL

Males. Females.

Males. Females.

Males. Females. Males. Females.

January 3

10

17

24

27

31

29228

50

272

18

340

July

4

40

300

13

353

51

285

18

354

11

40

327

13

380

57

278

17

352

18

38

311

""

15

364

62

295

17

374

25

35

294

13

12

342

57

309

18

384

1)

August 1

35

311

12

358

February 7

57

318

17

392

8

37

331

14

382

14

50

315

15

380

15

37

306

""

19

13

356

21

48

310

15

373

22

42

301

11

""

11

354

28

43

300

15

358

29

41

282

59

"

11

335

March

7

46

306

15

367

September 5

40

281

14

336

14

47

304

14

365

12

50

305

21

71

14

370

21

42

300

14

356

19

51

307

"

27

14

373

28

38

292

15

345

26

52

304

13

""

369

April 4

41

276

16

333

October

45

322

15

382

11

37

287

17

341

10

42

308

14

""

366

18

35

298

18

351

17

43

328

17

388

25

29

317

16

362

24

39

"

??

330

12

381

May

34

298

16

348

31

37

316

10

363

9

36

294

16

346

November 7

48

335

10

393

"

M

June

11

NNEL UNU

16

43

312

17

372

14

60

"

346

11

417

23

43

313

16

372

21

73

334

12

11

419

30

38

305

14

357

28

82

359

11

*

452

6

41

289

13

343

December 5

82

343

12

438

13

36

· 287

13

336

12

72

,,

20

36

306

14

356

19

11

27

35

322

15

372

26

283

354

12

439

68

331

15

414

65

312

17

1)

394

GEO. L. TOMLIN,

Acting Superintendent.

Victoria Gaol Office, Hongkong, 3rd February, 1876.

No. 41.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Annual Report on the state of the Government Schools in Hongkong for the Year 1875, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1876.

[No. 10.]

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 5th February, 1876.

SIR,I have the honour to forward to you the Blue Book Returns and the Annual Report on Education for 1875.

2. The number of scholars attending schools subject to Government supervision was 2,606. This is an advance over 1874, but as it amounts only to about two per cent, it is not so marked as in some previous years. This is partly accounted for by the fact that no addition was made to the number of schools. There was also a falling off, amounting to three and a half per cent, in the native schools which are supported by Government. The causes of this will appear when the state of certain of these is taken into consideration. In all other cases there was an increase; and the total deficiency, taking all the Government Schools together, amounts to only four scholars, that is, 1,927 as against 1,931.

3. Any deficiency in actual numbers was more than compensated for by the regularity of the attendance, the minimum in this respect being much higher than in previous years. The Tables append- ed to this Report give the fullest particulars under this heading, and a reference to them will prevent the necessity of entering on a scries of tedious details. They have been compiled with the view of supplying all the information about the schools which was thought likely to be desired.

4. The Native Schools supported by Government are sixteen in number, and were attended by 1,016 scholars, being a decrease of 38 as compared with the previous years. This was owing to a change of four of the masters, one being dismissed, one permitted to resign, and two having to retire on account of bad health. To supply three of the vacancies, a public examination of candidates was held early in the year. Upwards of thirty masters presented themselves, and the three best got the appointments.

It was,

    5. The one who was appointed to Tang-lung Chau failed to attract scholars to the school. in fact, almost deserted, there being sometimes only half a dozen present. This was not owing to any fault of the master's, but simply because the people in the neighbourhood had their own ideas as to his qualifications for teaching their children. This is a feature in connexion with these schools which

77

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

   often manifests itself. All the trouble taken to get a good master is often labour in vain; and the more ignorant the people are, the more unwavering is their faith in their own competence to decide on the new man's fitness or unfitness. In the present case, the master's health failed towards the end of the year, and he had to resign. His successor, although considerably his inferior, is yet doing what he failed to do. He is attracting scholars to the school, and there will soon be as many as could be expected in this once populous but now very sparsely inhabited locality.

6. Twelve years ago, the two schools at this place were very flourishing, but event after event occurred to withdraw the people elsewhere. Two large fires dealt the first blow. Then, the boat people were relegated to Causeway Bay; and now the houses in the Bazaar are nearly all untenanted. The school children come principally from the various clusters of houses which lie scattered between W?n-tsai Gap and the Temple at Tang-lung Chau. The boat people have never forgiven their being sent from their former rendezvous, and they show their resentment by depriving us of the opportunity of educating their children. Incredible as it sounds, many of the people think they are conferring a favour on the Government by allowing their children to attend the schools.

7. In the case of T?i Wong Kung, the master who was dismissed contrived to elicit a good deal of sympathy from the parents of the scholars,—another remarkable feature, for the man was guilty of the grossest misconduct, and nobody dreamt of saying otherwise. Still, he was a good master, they said, and they wanted him continued. This could not be thought of, and the result is that they too are displaying a little resentment; but, in this case, it is likely to be short lived, as the superiority of the present master is beyond all cavil.

     8. The appointment to the school in Battery Road was successful in every way, and was so from the first, although it was feared that there would be a falling off at the start, so difficult is it to calcu- late beforehand what will be the effect of a change of master.

9. The fourth vacancy occurred at W?n-tsai. The master, who lived in a perpetual dread of robbers, could never be prevailed upon to open the windows of his own quarters, and, as soon as school was dismissed, the whole premises were religiously shut up and barricaded. The consequence was that his health gave way, and the school suffered much in consequence.

He retired in April.

   His place has been taken by a master who is rapidly recovering the ground which was lost, and who will soon make the W?n-tsai school what he previously made the one at Stanley, the best of the class to which it belongs. The taste, too, which he is displaying in cultivating the ground within the school enclosure is worthy of all commendation. From being a place which one was almost ashamed of, it has become the pride and the talk of the neighbourhood.

10. The school at Aberdeen, in addition to its other difficulties, the iteration of which is unneces- sary, had this time to contend with sickness. The master had repeated attacks of fever, and it took much persuasion to induce him to return, after his last and very serious illness. The village, in spite of all that has been done to it, is little better than a swamp. The exhalations which arise from the heated mud, in breezeless summers like the last, can only produce one result. Sickness interfered much also with the school at Sh?u-k? W?n. The building had an unenviable notoriety while it was occupied by the Police, but, until last year, there had been no cause for complaint since it became a schoolhouse. It stands on the highest ground in the village, and is admirably ventilated; but in front there is a long stretch of muddy beach at low water, from which mias?na cannot fail to exude under a broiling sun. A denser vegetation both here and at Aberdeen would go far to counteract these evil influences.

     1. In addition to geography introduced into all the schools in 1873, the first three books of the School Book Committee's series came into use last year, with highly satisfactory results. The new subjects were, as a rule, well taught, without any injury to the ordinary Chinese lessons. Arithmetic, which was referred to last year, was not adopted for two reasons; first, because time could not be found for the compilation of a suitable Chinese text book, and, secondly, because even if it had been ready, there was sufficient innovation for one year without it. It will not be lost sight of, and, when opportunity offers, it also will find its appropriate place in the schools.

     12. The other Native Schools, thirteen in number and principally on the Kowloon side, which receive a monthly contribution towards the masters' salaries, remain very much as they were. The number of scholars was greater than in 1874, and the attendance was very much more regular. The new books just spoken of are gradually making way among them too; and five or six years hence perhaps, with patience and perseverance, these schools may do for the outlying places in which they are situated what the Government Schools, ordinarily so called, are doing in more favoured localities.

     13. In spite of defective accommodation and other drawbacks, the Central School is steadily progressing. The total number under tuition was 556, and the average daily attendance for the year was 379. The corresponding numbers for 1874 were 528 and 347 respectively. Taking month by month, the average number on the books was 411, as against 369 for the previous year.

    14. Nothing occurred during the year which requires any special mention. The school, as regards both masters and scholars, was wonderfully exempt from sickness and other causes of absence. There was consequently the less to interfere with the even tenor of daily duty. Scarcely any year has been so favourable to the school in this respect as 1875.

.

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   15. Remarks on this school might have ended here but for the discussion which educational matters have lately elicited. It will, therefore, not be out of place to give some idea of what the school is doing. This can be best tested by the examinations, but this Report would be overloaded with documents, if all the examination papers and the results connected with nine English and five Chinese classes were incorporated in it. A selection must therefore be made, and this will be found in the second appendix, which contains the papers set to the first class, and the marks in each subject gained by every scholar in it. The names only are omitted.

   16. The examination papers and the results lie on the table of the examination hall, and are open to inspection at all times. The written answers given by the first class are also preserved for twelve months, and are equally open to the public for perusal. The examinations, which are a very laborious work, occupy from eight to ten days, at the rate of two papers to each class a day. They are con- ducted by the masters in committee. The result more than counterbalances the exertion required, because we are able to fix exactly the status of each boy in the school in every subject which he has been taught during the year.

   17. The subjects of examination comprise the whole work of the year. This is often attended with inconvenience, on account of the frequent promotions which have to be made as vacancies occur. It is hard on a boy to be examined on the work of a class in which he has been for only a few months, but this difficulty cannot be overcome, until the school's great drawback, short attendance, has been removed.

   18. This, in most instances, accounts for the comparatively small number of marks gained by boys towards the end of each list. It not infrequently happens that a boy, who would have been among the first in his old class, is among the last in his new one; but in such cases, promotion has to be taken as a prize, and this practically overcomes the difficulty, for the boys think a great deal of pro- motion to a higher class.

19. The masters, too, would be glad of more permanence in the classes, in order to give a fair test of what they had done during the year. In the higher branches especially, Chemistry and Algebra for instance, it often happens, at the end of the year, that two thirds of the scholars in the class were not in it when the course of lessons was commenced. This is very discouraging, but it will work its own cure by and by. In the meantime, we must be content to make the best of things as they are. This, indeed, has been the guiding principle in everything connected with this and the other schools. Preconceived notions formed elsewhere cannot be bodily transplanted here; and there will be unfailing disappointment, if the circumstances in which the schoolmaster finds himself are not allowed to make those modifications of action and of opinion which they unceasingly call for. This does not imply a surrender to circumstances, nor is it inconsistent with a high aim and a steady endeavour towards it. 20. The Chinese class for Europeans and other nationalities except Chinese is now beginning to give very satisfactory results. Several of the papers were remarkably well done, and in the case of the first prizeman, the translation into Chinese was given in the Chinese character throughout. This is the first time since the establishment of the class that any such progress has been reached. The class consisted, at the time of examination, of 50 scholars, and the average for the year was 59. These are divided into three sections. The master received his training at the Central School. The class is examined weekly by three of the English masters, an arrangement which could not fail to secure attention on the part of both master and scholars.

   21. It were much to be wished that the school hours could be shortened. They would be long in any climate, and they are especially so here. This point has had much anxious consideration for many years, but it is not possible to make the day shorter than eight hours, without seriously inter- fering with the progress of the school. Were there but one language to be taught, half the time would be ample, but with two, the case is different. The aim is to put both languages, English and Chinese, on a footing of perfect equality, as far as that is possible, and not sacrifice the one to the other. At first, the Chinese would have been glad to throw their own language overboard, but this could not be listened to. The result would have tended to denationalization and the production of a tribe of smatterers utterly useless for interpretation, or, for that matter, for anything else. took much persistence for many years to overcome this reluctance to learning Chinese, but such a thing is never heard of now. Every scholar in the school, one or two of the youngest excepted, has his four hours a day at English and four at Chinese.

It

   22. One very important matter calls for special attention, and that is the separation of the offices of Head Master and Inspector of Schools. It has become impossible for one man to discharge efficiently the duties of both. The Head Master of a school of upwards of 400 boys has quite enough to occupy his time and attention within his own domain. The present plan of conjoining the offices tells especi- ally against the school towards the close of the year, when every master should be occupied with the work of revision, in preparation for the forthcoming examinations! Last year, the Head Master did not teach an hour during the month of December, from having then to attend to his other duties as Inspector of Schools. In this other sphere, also, there is now ample scope for one man's energies. We have reached a period when the dogged conservatism of the past is melting away. The masters show a disposition to follow where they are led; but this implies the devotion of much time and attention on the part of their leader.

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23. There is, it is to be hoped, no necessity for re-stating the case against the suitability of the present building. All that can be said on this point has been said already, and the increased attend- ance now reported on gives no excuse for modifying a single expression made use of last year: but, since then, the first instalment of the cost has been placed on the Estimates, which implies that it will not be necessary to refer to the matter much longer.

     24. The Grant-in-Aid Schools are still nine in number. The Manager of the Baxter Schools opened a new one in T'?i-p'ing Sh?n, but the average attendance not reaching the required point, it and the Sai Ying-p'?n school were grouped together and examined accordingly.

     25. The Basel Mission Girl's School did more than sustain its previous reputation. Forty-five scholars were examined, and although eight of these failed, it has to be remembered that all the six standards were taken, and consequently a greater range of subjects was included. In reading, writing (from dictation), geography and history remarkable proficiency was displayed. Arithmetic was weak, as compared with these; but when one thinks of Chinese girls working sums as far on as vulgar and decimal fractions, the result reached is highly creditable. It would be fortunate for the Colony, if it had more schools of this description. Memory is not cultivated in this school at the expense of the other faculties. The girls are taught intelligently on approved methods, and they show the effects of it in the intelligent way in which they do all their work.

     26. The three Baxter schools sent up 72 girls for examination, of whom 59 passed. The highest standard taken was the fifth. These schools are ranked in Class I, which comprises those in which a Chinese education is given. The Manager is anxious to have them in the same Class as the Basel Mission School, where a European education is given in the Chinese language, and no doubt he will soon be able to have them there. The great obstacle at present is the want of qualified teachers and the increased expenditure which a change would involve. In the meantime, it is a question deserving his best attention whether it would not be better to concentrate his efforts rather than extend them. One good school in Class III would be worth half a dozen in Class I, as regards both the religious and secular portions of the education; and he has the means of accomplishing that. This, however, is merely a suggestion, and may be taken by him for what it is worth.

27. The London Mission School at W?n-tsai continues to maintain its high position. The master does his work very thoroughly. Out of 50 scholars presented only 6 failed. In reading, writing (from dictation), composition and geography the school is very strong; and, from the accuracy with which the boys explained what they had read, a high estimate could be formed of the master's care- fulness and ability. The T'?i-p'ing Sh?n school was very unfortunate. At the end of the first six months, the teacher had to be dismissed for neglect of duty. It would be wrong, therefore, to attribute the great falling off to the present master. Of the 47 scholars presented 18 failed. In spite of this, there were sufficient indications of the present teacher's ability to lead to the belief that this year there will be a very different state of affairs. Great and much needed improvements were made in the two school-rooms in the beginning of last year, but the sanitary arrangements still require the Manager's best attention, and modern desks and forms should replace, as soon as possible, the Chinese tables, which occupy by far too much of the present limited space.

28. It is very difficult to define the exact position of St. Saviour's Day School. In consequence of a complete change in the management, a request to have the school examined in the middle of November, instead of at the usual time, was complied with on certain conditions. In consequence of this, the school was deprived of more than a month of its most valuable time. The results now to be stated must, therefore, be viewed in the light of this explanation. Of the 54 scholars found eligible for examination, 33 passed and 21 failed, and, of the 33 who passed, 15 had to depend for their success on their handwriting, which under certain circumstances is allowed to count as one of the subjects of a standard. The school took in all the six standards, but only two scholars were examined in the fifth and one in the sixth. The reading was very good, geography was good, grammar was fair, writing (from dictation) was weak and arithmetic was very weak indeed. It is but justice to the late teacher to add that the partial assistance which he received necessitated his teaching the arithmetic of five of the standards himself, and that a week before the examination one of his assistants was withdrawn.

     29. It is gratifying to be able to report that St. Stephen's Church School, which was reported on so unfavourably last year, has succeeded in more than regaining its original position. The new master had grasped the grant-in-aid scheme fully, as is proved by the fact that out of 49 who were presented only four failed. In two subjects only, writing (from dictation) and composition, was the school inferior to the London Mission School at W?n-tsai. In all other respects St. Stephen's holds at present the first place among the schools of its own Class.

     30. Victoria Boy's School, which is the only undenominational school in receipt of a grant-in-aid, presented 29 scholars for examination in the first four standards. There were 11 failures. The school belongs to the same class as St. Saviour's, namely Class IV (Schools in which a European education is given in any European language); and, of the two, it holds the higher place in all respects, with the single exception of reading. The weakest point in the school is arithmetic, to which the attention of all concerned is specially requested. The sums given at these examinations are exceedingly simple, being intended to test the scholars' knowledge of the science rather than their accuracy in the manipulation of an array of figures.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

   31. Looking simply at the percentage of scholars who passed, these nine schools may be thus arranged:-

1. St. Stephen's Church School,..

2. London Mission School (W?n-tsai ),........88

92 per cent.

""

3. Baxter School (T?i-p'ing Sh?n),

..86

""

4. Baxter School (Sai Ying-p'?n),

...83

","

5. Basel Mission Girls' School,

.82

6. Baxter School (Staunton Street),

.77

12

7. St. Saviour's Day School,

..62

";

8. Victoria Boys' School,

.62

""

9. London Mission School (T?i-p'ing Sh?n), 62

 Taking all the 346 scholars sent up by these schools, 265 passed and 81 failed. In other words, the total percentage of passes amounted to 77 per cent. This has reference solely to passes in the Standards. The percentage of passes in the various subjects taught in these schools will be found in Table XI, where the basis of a just comparison of the merits of the schools may be obtained. Managers will do well to give it their best consideration, as by it they will be able to know the direction in which their strong and their weak points lie.

   32. The last subject for consideration is the School Book Committee's Series. Four books have now been completed, namely the Primer and Books I, II, and III of the series. The Committee, without dissolving, intend to pause here for the present, until the test of actual experience has been fairly applied. It is highly probable that a second edition of the books already published will be pre- pared before new ground is broken. In addition to reading books, manuals of arithmetic, geography and history are very much wanted, but as these require greater unity of design, it is necessary that they should be compiled by individual members rather than by each member of the Committee con- tributing his quota; and this involves a greater expenditure of time than any member can at present possibly devote to such a purpose.

I have the honour to be,

Sir, Your most obedient Servant,

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG.

APPENDIX I.

FREDERICK STEWART, Inspector of Schools.

TABLE I.

NUMBER of SCHOLARS attending Schools subject to Government Supervision during 1875.

Central School.

Native Schools | Native Schools Grant-in-Aid (Government.) (Aided.)

Schools.

Total

1. Aberdeen,

23

33333

23

2. Ap-l? Chau,

3. Basel Mission Girls' School,...

4. Baxter School, (Sai Ying-p'?n),

5. Baxter School, (Staunton Street),

6. Baxter School, (T?i-p'ing Sh?n),

7. Central School,

8. Girls' School,

59

65

56

3288

72

56

CONGON

59

65

72

56

56

9. H? W?n,

10. Hok ?n,...

556

117

53

556

117

333

53

29

11. Hung H?m...

12. Little Hongkong,

13. London Mission School, (T?i-p'ing Sh?n),

14. London Mission School, (W?n-tsai),

15. M?-tau Chung...

2223

29

24

24

12

12

68899

85

85

69

16. M?-tau Tsun,.

17. Mong Kok,.

***

26

26

23

23

23

23

18. Pok-f? Lam,.

19. Sai Ying-p'?n, (H?kk?),

20. Sai Ying-p'?n, (P?nt?),

21. Sh?i V?n..

10

10

88

22. Sh?u-k? V?n,....

23. Shek ?,.

24. Shek-t'ong Ts?i,.

81

25. She?ng W?n,..

26. Stanley,

** 22788

88

93

93

17

17

62

62

29

29

81

89

89

68

68

27. St. Saviour's Day School,

145

?

145

28. St. Stephen's Church School,

75

75

29. T?i-kok Tsui,

40

40

30. T?i Wong Kung,

43

43

31. Tang-lung Chau, (H?kk?),

39

39

32. Tang-lung Chau, (P?nt?),.

47

47

33. T?-kw? W?n, (H?kk?)

34. T?-kw? W?n, (Hok-l?),. 35. Ts'at Tsz-?n?i,.

36. Victoria Boys' School,.

37. W?n-tsai,

38. Wong-nai Chung,....... 39. Yau-m? T?...................

36

36

25

25

31

31

56

56

119

119

26

26

39

39

556

1,016

355

679

2,606

..82,026.

Number of Scholars.

65

72

56

56

.556

6. Girls' School,.

.117

7. H? V?n,..

53

8. London Mission School, (T'ai-p ?ing Sh?n), 85

9. London Mission School, (W?n-tsai),

69

10, Sai Ying-p?n, (H?kk?),

88

11. Sai Ying-p'?n, (P?nt?),.

93

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

TABLE II.

PROPORTION of SCHOLARS to POPULATION, in the CITY OF VICTORIA, and in the VILLAGES, in 1875.

CITY OF VICTORIA.

Population, as per Census of 1872,.

Schools in the City of Victoria. 1. Basel Mission Girls' School,

2. Baxter School, (Sai Ying-p ??n),.

3. Baxter School, (Staunton Street),

4. Baxter School, (T?i-p'ing Sh?n),

5. Central School,

2. Ap-l? Chau,....

3. Hok ?n,........ 4. Hung H?m,... 5. Little Hongkong,.

6. M?-tau Chung.

7. M?-tau Tsun,

8. Mong Kok,...

10. Sh?i W?n

11. Sh?u-k? W?n,.

81

VILLAGES.

Population, including Boat Population,...

........31,871.

Schools in the Villages.

Number of Scholars.

1. Aberdeen,..............

.23

59

29

.24

12

26

23

23

9. Pok-f? Lam,.

10

.17

.62

12. Shek-tong Ts?i,

81

12. Shek 0,

29

13. She?ng Wan,

89

13. Stanley,

..68

14. St. Saviour's Day School,.

.145

14. T?i-kok Tsui,

..40

15. St. Stephen's Church School,

75

15. T?-kw? W?n, (II?kk?),

36

16. T?i Wong Kung,

43

16. T?-kw? W?n, (Hok-l?),

25

17. Tang-lung Chau, (H?kk?),..

39

17. Ts at Tsz-m?i,

31

18. Tang-lung Chau, (P?nt?),

47

18. Yau-mn? T?, .

.39

19. Victoria Boys' School,..

56

20. W?n-tsai,

.119

Total,....

576

1.80 per cent.

21. Wong-nai Chung

26

Total,.......

..2,030

2.47 per cent.

TABLE III.

NUMBER OF SCHOLARS at the Government Schools during 1875, and Expense of each School.

Boys.

Girls.

Total.

Expense.

$

C.

?. Aberdeen,

2. Ap-l? Chau,

3. Central School,

4. Girls' School,..

5. H? W?n,..

6. Hok ?n,.

7. Hung Hom,

8. Little Hongkong,

9. N?-tan Chung,

10. M?-tau Ts'?n,

11. Mong Kok,........

12. Pok-f? Lam,

13. Sai Ying-p'?n (H?kk?),

14. Sai Ying-p'?n (P?nt?),

15. Sh?i V?n,

16. Shu-h? V?n,

17. Shek ?,

18. Shek-t'ong Ts?i,

19. Sheung Wan,

20. Stanley,

21. T?i-kok T?i,

22. T?i Wong Kung,

23. Tang-lung Chau, (H?kk?),

24. Tang-lung Chau, (P?nt?), 25. To-kw? W?n, (H?kk?),

26. T?-kw? W?n, (IIok-l?),

27. Ts at Tsz-m?i, 28. W?n-tsai,

20. Wong-nai Chung,

556

???:????????

23

23

253.50

59

59

119.30

556

13,959.21

117

117

596.00

53

354.00

29

62.10

24

62.17

12

63.00

26

63.00

23

62.10

23

62.10

10

67.16

1

88

250.00

3

93

248.50

17

17

63.70

62

62

163.00

29

29

78.70

79

81

345.50

89

89

327.00

64

68

322.00

40

40

62.10

38

43

296.85

38

1

39

123.00

41

6

47

148.50

36

36

63.00

25

25

63.70

31

31

73.10

81

38

119

255.00

26

26

123.00

30. Yau-m? T?, .

39

39

165.70

1,747

180

1,927

18,895.99

TABLE IV.

AVERAGE EXPENSE of each Scholar at the Government Schools during 1875.

Expenditure,...

Deduct Fees from Scholars at the Central School,

Total,.........

..$18,895.99

2,595.00

.$16,300.99

1. Average Expense of each Scholar at the Government Schools,

2.

3.

"

33

#

29

Central School,....

11

21

11

Native Schools,

$ 8.45 20.44

3.60

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.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

TABLE V.

AVERAGE MONTHLY ENROLMENT and DAILY ATTENDANCE at the Government Schools for 1875.

Average Enrolment.

Average Daily Attendance.

Average Enrolment.

Average

Daily Attendance.

1. Aberdeen,

10.90

9.01

Brought forward,

836.36

732.31

2. Ap-l? Chau,

32.36

25.94

3. Central School,

410.54

378.98

17. Shek ?,

18.36

16.29

4. Girls' School,

68.81

54.68

18. Shek-t'ong Ts?i,

44.18

33.07

5. H? W?n,

36.72

32.10

19. She?ng W?n,

52.90

46.74

6. Hok ?n,

7. Hung Hom,

8. Little Hongkong,

9. M?-tan Chung,

16.63

10.95

20. Stanley,

54.18

48.39

16.27

14.37

21. T?i-kok Tsui,

32.36

29.74

12.27

11.96

22. T?i Wong Kung,

30.63

24.75

18.18

16.54

23. Tang-lung Chau, (H?kk?),

11.81

8.34

10. M?-tau T's in,..

15.36

12.23

24. Tang-lung Chau, (P?nt?),

33.27

27.78

11. Mong Kok,

18.45

14.76

25. T'?-kw? W?n, (H?kk?),

29.09

26.44

12. Pok-f? Lam,...

9.72

9.18

26. T'?-kw? Wan, (Hok-l?),

19.81

16.82

13. Sai Ying-p'?n, (H?kk?),

56.63

52.56

27. Ts'at Tsz-m?i,

20.08

15.99

14. Sai Ying-p'?n, (P?nt?),

57.90

51.02

28. W?n-tsai,

65.18

51.27

15. Sh?i W?n,

13.81

9.93

29. Wong-nai Chung,.

16.18

11.35

16. Sh?u-k? W?n,

41.81

28.10

30. Yau-m? T?,

33.63

29.18

Carried forward,........

836.36

732.31

TOTAL,..

1,298.02

1,118.46

TABLE VI.

MAXIMUM and MINIMUM ENROLMENT and DAILY Attendance at the Government Schools during 1875.

Maximum Monthly Enrolment.

Minimum Monthly Enrolment.

Maximum Daily Attendance

Minimum Daily Attendance

(Monthly Average.) (Monthly Average.)

1. Aberdeen,

15

8

12.45

6.07

2. Ap-l? Chau,..

45

18

37.30

15.23

3. Central School,

436

353

407.05

338.07

4. Girls' School,

76

55

62.52

50.08

5. H? W?n,

6. Hok ?n,

7. Hung H?m...

8. Little Hongkong,

9. M?-tau Ch?ng,

41

28

35.16

25.25

22

13

20.23

9.19

19

12

16.65

10.07

15

12

14.75

10.89

}

20

17

17.69

14.38

10. M?-tau Ts in,

18

11

15.69

9.38

11. Mong Kok,

22

12

21.00

10.50

12. Pok-f? Lam,

10

9

9.75

8.59

13. Sai Ying-p'?n, (H?kk?),

60

48

58.16

44.17

14. Sai Ying-p'?n, (P?nt?),.

73

34

62 94

29.91

15. Sh?i W?n,

16

12

12.96

7.56

16. Sh?u-k? W?n,

52

21

44.61

12.74

17. Shek ?,

21

18

17.44

15.18

18. Shek-t'ong Ts?i,.

53

21

39.88

17.92

19. She?ng W?n,

62

46

57.76

36.33

20. Stanley,

58

42

53.19

39.16

21. T?i-kok Tsui,

38

17

36.38

13.07

22. T?i Wong Kung,

34

27

29.69

17.92

23. Tang-lung Chau, (H?kk?),

15

6

13.39

3.19

24. Tang-lung Chau, (Punt?),

38

18

33.42

17.17

25. T'?-kw? W?n, (H?kk?),

31

18

29.94

15.80

26. T'?-kw? W?n, (Hok-l?),

20

18

19.69

15.15

27. Ts'at Tsz-m?i,

23

9

20.18

5.88

28. W?n-tsai,

29. Wong-nai Chung,

73

20

30. Yau-m? T?,

38

1,464

988

2228

61.91

37.68

13.75

8.95

20

36.42

17.53

1,311.95

863.01

TABLE VII.

SUMMARY of ENROLMENT and ATTENDANCE at the Government Schools for the last Fourteen Years.

1862

Total Enrolment for the Year,

Max. Daily Attendance, (monthly

average),

Minimum Monthly Enrolment,... Min. Daily Attendance, (monthly

average),

733

621

505 414

299 301

1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875

535 502 597 623 700 916 942 1,302 1,292 1,480 1,838 1,931 1,927

469 417 535 572 610 664 748 950 937 1,157 1,326 1,271 1,312

3

434

418

435

533 572

627 683 741 837 852 974 988

324 330 337

408 460

504 556 571 665 760 836 863

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

TABLE VIII.

ENROLMENT and ATTENDANCE at the Central School during 1875.

83

1. January,.

2. February,

3. March,

4. April,. 5. May,. 6. June, 7. July,.. 8. August, 9. September, 10. October,

11. November,

12. December,

?

Number Enrolled.

Average Daily Attendance.

353

338.07

436

394.98

435

407.05

421

391.48

413

378.15

423

391.11

413

398.72

423

381.96

?

407

374.50

404

368.03

388

360.37

Total Number of Scholars present during the year, Average Monthly Enrolment,.

556.00

410.54

Average Daily Attendance for the year,

378.98

TABLE IX.

NUMBER of SCHOLARS attending Schools receiving Grants-in-Aid (under the Provisions of the Scheme of 1873), and Amount gained by each, in 1875.

Boys.

GIRLS.

TOTAL.

AMOUNT OF GRANT.

1. Basel Mission Girls' School,

2. Baxter School, (Sai Ying-p'?n),

3. Baxter School, (Staunton Street),

4. Baxter School, (T?i-p'ing Sh?n),

5. London Mission School, (T?i-ping Sh?n), 6. London Mission School, (Wan-tsai),

7. St. Saviour's Day School,

   8. St. Stephen's Church School, 9. Victoria Boys' School,

?

?

C.

145

gates::::

9298:

65

72

56

56

145

75

56

ONESKIING

328.50

71.50

120.00

114.00

110.00

210.00

161.00

75

238.00

56

98.00

430

249

679

1,451.00

TABLE X.

ENROLMENT and ATTENDANCE at Schools receiving GRANTS-IN-AID during 1875.

Maximum Minimum Maximum Minimum Daily

Monthly Monthly Attendance Enrolment. Enrolment. (Monthly Average).

Daily Average Attendance Monthly

(Monthly Enrolment. Average).

Average Daily Attendance

for the Year.

1. Basel Mission Girls' School,.

60

50

58.95

40.30

57.50

54.96

2. Baxter School, (Sai Ying-p'?n),

63.

24

43.85

16.60

48.45

36.59

3. Baxter School, (Staunton Street),

53

35

41.58

26.42

43.27

34.87

4. Baxter School, (T?i-ping Sh?n),

53

33

43.44

27.11

45.72

38.20

5. London Mission School,(Tai-p'ing Sh?n),

82

27

76.40

27.00

62.08

58.92

6. London Mission School, (W?n-tsai),

68

31

62.95

25.28

58.66

54.08

7. St. Saviour's Day School,

107

87

105.50

76.04

95.27

85.39

8. St. Stephen's Church School,

72

53

69.28

50.54

64.72

60.50

9. Victoria Boys' School,..

43

37

41.40

32.62

40.41

36.09

TABLE XI.

Class

of School.

PERCENTAGE of PASSES in the various subjects in which the GRANT-IN-AID SCHOOLS were examined in 1875.

Name of School.

Reading. Writing.

mar.

Arith- Gram- Geogra- metic.

phy.

History.

Repeti- Expla- Compo- tion, nation, sition, (Chinese) (Chinese) (Chinese)

Class IV

1. St. Saviour's Day School,..

98.1

57.4

37.0

74.1

81.2

100 (a)

...

2. Victoria Boys' School,

96.5

72.4

44.8

93.3

83.3

" III

3. Basel Mission Girls' School,

97.8

91.2

55.6

80.0

82.3

""

I

""

4. Baxter School, (Sai Ying-p'?n),

94.4

66.6

...

100 (b) 100 (c)

""

"}

5. Baxter School, (Staunton Street),

84.6

88.5

50.0

A

76.9

38.5

...

>

"

6. Baxter School, (T?i-p'ing Sh?n),

82.1

92.8

100 (d)

76.9

100 (e)

""

"

7. London Mission School, (T?i-p'ing Sh?n),

87.3

82.9

55.5

31.6

39.3

33.3

""

8. London Mission School, (W?n-tsai),

94.0

84.0

80.0

80.0

92.3

60.0

"

""

"

9. St. Stephen's Church School,

95.9

79.6

95.5

100 (f)

97.2

31.8

(a) (b) 18 (c) 3

examined.

""

">

(e)

(?) 27

"2

(d) 2 examined.

4

84

/12TH

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

TABLE XII.

NUMBER of UNEDUCATED CHILDREN in the Colony in 1875.

Number of Children in the Colony under Sixteen Years of Age, as per last Census,...... 20,664 Deduct, as being under Six Years of Age, suy.. Deduct, as attending Schools of all denominations, say,

7,564

3,800

11,364

Total Number of Uneducated Children,.......

9,300

APPENDIX II.

CENTRAL SCHOOL EXAMINATION PAPERS FOR 1875.

1. 11-13-7.

3

2. § (-9) + ? (r?5) = $(r?7) + 18.

FIRST CLASS.

I. ALGEBRA. (Time: 4 hours.)

3. Find the G. C. M. of G.2-6μ2 + 2-2 and 12ao-15x + 3.

(60 marks.)

   4. I bought a certain number of gallons of wine for ?94. I used 7 gallons, and sold of the remainder for ?20. How many gallons did I buy?

5. One day I employed 4 men and 8 boys and paid them 40/. Another day, I had 7 men and 6 boys, and gave them 50/. What were the daily wages of each?

   6. A, B and C divided a sum of money among themselves in this way: the shares of A and B amounted to $900; the shares of A and C to $800, and those of B and C to $700.

$800, and those of B and C to $700. What was the share of each?

II.

ARITHMETIC. (Time: 4 hours.)

(60 marks.)

1. I transfer ?1,000 stock from the 4 per cents at 90 to the 3 per cents at 72. What is the decrease in my income? 2. The cost price of a book is 6/8d., the expense of sale 5 per cent upon the cost price, and the profit 25 per cent upon the whole outlay. Find the selling price.

   3. A, B and C rent a field for C11.6.: A puts in 70 cattle for 6 months, B 40 for 9 months, and C 50 for 7 months. What ought C to pay?

4. A cube contains 56 solid feet, 568 solid inches: find its edge.

   5. The height of a tower on a river's bank is 50 feet; the length of a line from its top to the opposite bank 65 feet. What is the breadth of the river?

6. What degree Centigrade corresponds to 86° F.; and what degree Fahrenheit corresponds to 40° C.?

I. CALCIUM :-

III.

CHEMISTRY. (Time: 4 hours.)

(80 marks.)

(a) Describe the manufacture of Lime.

(b) Give some account of Mortars and Cements.

(c) Give the causes of the hardness of water, and state how it may be removed.

II. ALUMINIUM :——

(a) Where does it occur naturally, and how is it prepared?

(b) Show how Alum is prepared from Shale.

(c) Give the properties of clay, and some account of its principal varieties.

III. MAGNESIUM :-

(a) What are its properties?

(b) Where does Sulphate of Magnesium occur naturally? What are its properties and uses?

(e) How is Magnesia Alba prepared? Show the result in symbols.

IV. ZINC:

(a) What are its chief ores, and how are they reduced?

(b) What are its chief uses?

(c) What are the properties and uses of Oxide of Zine?

V. CADMIUM:-

(a) How is it obtained?

(b) What are its properties?

(c) To what practical purposes have the metal and its compounds been applied?

VI. IRON :-

(a) What are the principal ores of iron?

(b) Describe the Blast Furnace.

(c) Distinguish Cast Iron, Malleable Iron and Steel, and give some account of how they are manufactured.

IV. COMPOSITION. (Time: 4 hours.)

(100 marks.)

The Great Earthquake of Lisbon.

V. DICTATION.

(50 marks.)

   "One of the most interesting phenomena connected with earthquakes is the great sea-wave which rolls in upon the land with such destructive effects. This wave is observed only when the origin of the shock is at the bottom of the sea. When the shock has its origin on land, and the earth-wave approaches the sea, it first causes the water to retreat for a short way, and then to return with considerable force, but seldom beyond the point at which it had previously stood. The first retreat in this case is caused by the rising of the beach with the swell of the earth-wave; and its immediate subsidence, while the edge of the water is in its turn elevated, causes the return-wave, which then flows back upon the shore."

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

VI. DRAWING. (Mechanical and Free Hand.)

(Time: 4 hours.)

1. To construct any regular polygon of which a line AB is the given side.

2. Describe an ellipse, its transverse and conjugate diameters being given.

3. Trisect a right angle.

4. Inscribe three circles in an equilateral triangle, each circle touching two of its sides.

5. To construct a regular undecagon, the circumscribing circle being given.

6. Free hand from copy.

(50 marks.)

85

VII. GEOGRAPHY. (Time: 3 hours.)

(50 marks.)

1. Give as many proofs as you can of the rotundity of the Earth.

2. Give a short description of the Pacific Ocean.

3. Starting from Hongkong, and going in a straight line right round the Globe, over what seas and rivers; through what countries and islands; and near what cities would you have to pass?

4. Give an outline of Australia and New Zealand, defining the Colonies of the former and the Provinces of the latter. 5. Draw a Map of China Proper, defining the XVIII Provinces; showing the courses of the Yellow River and the Yangtsze; and marking the positions of the principal Lakes.

6. Give a short account of the productions of China.

1. Define a Semicircle and a Parallelogram.

VIH, GEOMETRY.

(Time: 3 hours.)

2. From the greater of two straight lines to cut off a part equal to the less. 3. To bisect a given finite straight line, that is, to divide it to two equal parts. 4. Any two angles of a triangle are together less than two right angles.

5. To draw a straight line through a given point parallel to a given straight line.

1. Write this in simple sentences.

2. Paraphrase it.

IX. GRAMMAR.

(Time: 3 hours.)

"Sun and moon and stars shine o'er thee;

See thy surface ebb and flow;

Yet attempt not to explore thee

3. Conjugate all the verbs in the stanza.

In thy soundless depths below."

4. Write the Perfect Indicative and Pluperfect Potential, Active, of shine.

(50 marks.)

(40 marks.)

5. How many meanings of the word sound do you know? Construct short sentences to show how the word is variously used.

X. MENSURATION. (Time: 4 hours.)

(60 marks.)

1. Find the area of a triangle whose base is 42 feet and perpendicular height 14 feet.

2. The parallel sides of a courtyard are 80 feet and 120 feet respectively, and the perpendicular height between them is 60 feet. Find the cost of turfing at 18 cents per square yard.

3. The side of a hexagonal plot of land in a city is 10 yards. What would be rent of it at 12 cents per square yard per annum. (The multiplier is 2.6).

4. The diameter of the planet Venus is 7,510 miles. Find its area, supposing it to be a disc.

     5. The arch of a circular bridge is 24 yards' span, and the cord stretching from the key-stone to the pediment of the arch is 15 yards. Find the

length of the arch.

XI. TRANSLATION.

Chinese into English.

(Time, for this and following paper together: 3 hours.)

滿樣?拾蘿而

蘿芡日爾

而返子則拾

山前籬菜

與子舁尸

KIEKI

筷頓現急舁

滿面羞?天

樣其交出言

從老可如祖

?子日待後

禮殯

祖後何

different kinds of animals

病簋昔必

而 死

死不有

上蘿棺

不孝

有一人甚

XII. TRANSLATION.

English into Chinese,

有不讀書識

字者謂之化

外地球萬國

讀書識字

【亦有多

民必貧窮國

必衰射

(Time. See preceding paper.)

國化

(60 marks.)

禮義之俗其

之文墨之邦

其邦

(60 marks.)

國中有讀書

識字之人謂

"The three

                       above-mentioned, viz., the reindeer, the blue and white foxes, and the white bears, were the only food these wretched mariners tasted during their continuance in this dreary abode. We do not at once see every resource; it is generally necessity which quickens one invention, opening by degrees our eyes, and pointing out expe- dients which otherwise might never have occurred to our thoughts. The truth of this observation our four sailors experien- ced in various instances. They were for some time reduced to the necessity of eating their meat almost raw, and without either bread or salt, for they were quite destitute of both."

86

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

(100 marks.)

XIII. TRANSLATION.

Chinese into English.

(SMITH PRIZE.)

(Time, for this and following paper together: 4 hours.)

之舟師

管駕者謂

謂之舵工

上役使者

商賈所造

居多供船

遠用各載謂而 器船者藉船船

藉船船相限天 行其視人之激氣藉製謂

以其載輪駛之水造之揚

船有二等

船不可通

老船 造者涉所

涉所貨船者力火機帆 I 通非海

XIV. TRANSLATION.

English into Chinese.

(SMITH PRIZE.)

(Time. See preceding paper.)

天下萬國

(100 marks.)

"At night, after the sun has set, the surface of the earth sends back into the air a great deal of the heat it had received during the day, and consequently then becomes much colder than the air. It thus cools the air resting on it, and causes it to part with some of its moisture and deposit it on the ground; because when air is cold it can hold less moisture than when warm. The watery drops thus gathered on the ground in clear nights are called by the name of dew. Dew serves to moisten the soil in seasons of dryness; when neither clouds nor rain can be formed. It is deposited more abundantly on clear nights than on cloudy ones, because the earth then sends off its heat more freely towards the sky. It has been cal- culated that enough dew settles on the ground in England during the course of one year to cover its entire surface five inches deep with water, if none of it was again removed from the place on which it fell.”

Marks gained by the Scholars of the

FIRST CLASS.

1875.

60 60 80 100

50

50

50

50 40 60 60

60

100

100

920

}

1,

60

40 80

2,

39

60

67

3.

40

40

77

4,

20

60

45

5,

24

48

48

6,

30

40

78

7,

50

58

48

88

8.

40

40

41

Algebra.

Arithmetic.

Chemistry.

Composition.

生日蛋方尚古出場| Dictation.

Drawing.

Geography.

Geometry.

49

43 33 49

41

50

43

49

49

45

26

45

46

50

35

50

42

40

19

50

45

44

25

47

49

37

24

32

46

46

41

31

9000008 Grammar.

35

36

58

45

36

36

52

29

36

25

48

42

60

54

34

60

60

41

23

36

52

49

37

48

56

42

9,

38

38

47

95

50

50

41

45 36

48

57

20

Mensuration.

Translation

gag=8+8* Chi. into Eng.

9959335

Translation Eng. into Chi.

Translation

(Special)

Translation

Chi. into Eng.

Eng. into Chi.

(Special.)

95

96

817

46 95

91

793

57 90

89

760

98

95

759

98

91

737

92

731

90

719

80

92

718

90

15

670

10,

17

20

42

84

45

41

26

38

20

60

50

43

82

96

664

11,

15

20

28

38

41

48

28

45

18

60

48

48

86

75

598

12,

18

27

43

60

36

50

30

21

36

50

33 80

80

586

13,

46

50

66

93

47

29

40

38

36 42

15

25

15

567

14,

39

46

7

40

41

46

38

23

48

33

44

70

567

15,

30

10

· 72

75

46

48

25

48

19

60 38

10

10

556

16.

15

40

6

40

42

50

15

19

30 36 40

41

94

548

17,

15

40

40

40

36

18

39

13 24

43

46

534

18,

0

5

55

40

44 32

14

39

23 36 46

44

50

510

19,

10

30

77

35

32

39

13

36

51 40

78

496

20,

22

40

7

20

38

48

17

44

12

46 32

45

40

75

486

21.

10

10

2

25

42

45

20

25

19

24 46

38 70 80

456

22,

6

20

9

30

46

47

18

20

13

12 33

23,

28

22

15

25

42

44

9

15

9

36

43 80 40 26 60

76

453

81

452

24,

10

13

0

20

42

50

25

27 21

12 40

42 80 63

445

25,

20

19

20

37

48

25

4

36

30 37 70

86

441

26,

10

20

10

35

39 45

17

87

11

24

37 38

40

78

431

27,

0

0

40

42

20

26

23

36

25

36

80

68

423

32,

28,

29.

30,

31,

10

0

0

30 39

29

20

14

24

33

39

40

80

393

0

60 38

47

6

30

14 30

33

25

20 86

393

5

26

60 46

36

20 15

6

12

20

15

75

20

390

10

10

30

34

15

39

12

18 44

40

86

382

20

8

25

36

17

13

18

18 36

40

50

78

382

33,

0 20

16

98

48

23

14

30

22

42

0

0

0

313

34,

18

0

5

88

49

18

12

10

40 20

30

10

312

35,

20

10

14

10

26

22

17

29

30

26

20 62

289

36.

26

0

65

48

14

14

30

40

26

0

281

37,

0

10

70 46

40

26

17

11

12

5

10

20

274

FREDERICK STEWART,

Inspector of Schools.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

87

    The Marine Sorter who left in the Ceylon has not succeeded in getting on board the Lombardy to sort the English Mail.

His colleague at Singapore, upon whom reliance was placed to supply the deficiency, has tele- graphed that he is too ill to proceed.

The Mail will therefore be delivered from two-and-a-half to three hours after landing.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1876.

NOTICE.

HONGKONG.

Cape Collinson Harbour Light.

ALFRED LISTER,

Postmaster General.

    Notice is hereby given, that a Harbour Light will be exhibited on Cape Collinson on and after March 1st next.

The illuminating apparatus is fixed Dioptric of the Sixth Order showing a white light on the following bearings, which are magnetic and taken from Seaward:

From N. 22° W. by East to S. 22° E.;

and showing a red light,—

From S. 22° E. by West to N. 22° W.

     The focal plane of the light is 200 feet above mean sea level, and in clear weather it should be seen at a distance of 8 miles.

    Ships making for Victoria Harbour, Hongkong, from the Northward and Eastward, by keeping the white light of Cape Collinson in sight, will avoid the Bokhara and Tathong Rocks, also the rocks outlying Sy Wan Bay.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 12th February, 1876.

H. G. THO?SETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 14th instant, for the erection of a Government Store or Godown.

The Specification and Plan can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1876.

NOTICE.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

The undersigned hereby gives notice that, as the Signalman at Victoria Peak is seldom able to see vessels approaching Hongkong from the North, directions have been given to the Officer in Charge of Cape d'Aguilar Lighthouse to telegraph, to the Harbour Office, the position of any ships in the offing which may have their House Flags or official numbers flying.

    The Masters of Vessels not provided with House Flags should signal the name of the Agent to whom they wish to be reported.

    The bearing and distance of the Vessel from Cape d'Aguilar will be given. Cape d'Aguilar is nine nautical miles from the anchorage off Victoria.

Masters of ships should hoist their Signals as soon as they think the Flags can be distinguished from Cape d'Aguilar.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 28th January, 1876.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master.

88

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

NOTICE.

Victoria Peak Signal Station.

In order to prevent confusion in indicating whether an approaching Steamer has the English, French or American Mail on board, the Ensign representing that Mail will be hoisted under the Ball at the Mast head together with a distance signal.

With a view to lessening the number of Flags hoisted in making a distance signal (which is now a 3-flag signal), the Flags of the Commercial Code have been numbered, letter B. representing num- ber 1, and so on to W. or number 18, the Code signal representing the Cipher.

In practice these signals will be found not to interfere with the general signals in the book.

The Community should bear in mind that a two-flag signal, such as C. F., which, at the Yard Arm would mean that the vessel signalled bore N. b E., when hoisted at the Mast head will hence- forth signify that the vessel is 24 miles off.

    The numerical table for distances on the present Victoria Peak Signal Cards will be discontinued ; and owners of such Cards should number their Flags, when they will at once understand how far off a vessel is, without reference to any table.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 19th January, 1876.

Harbour Master.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 11TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Min.

Max.

February 5

30.15

57

30.13

59

56

59

30.06

6

30.15

59

30.18

62

56

62

30.12

??

30.14

60

30.13

63

56

63

30.08

27

8

30.21

60

30.19

61

57

63

30.18

9

30.31

60

30.28

56.5

53.5

62.5

30.22

""

10

30.23

58

30.20

60

55.5

60

30.16

""

11

30.21

59.5

30.17

61.5

56

61.5

30.11

8888288

60

62

61

62.5

59

60

62

""

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

WINDS.

RAIN.

DATE.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

METER.

Self Registering

Force, range from 0 to 12.

Min. :

Max.

6 A.M.

NOON. G P.M.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. · F.

[In inches during the, previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

NOON.

1876.

Feb. 5 28.26 28.30 28.30 28.26 28.2648.5 52.0 54.0 48.0 51.5 53.0 48.0 53.5 E

4 E

5 E

3

0.02

!

!

6 A.M., close fog and showery; noon,

fine, clear and cloudy.

""

628.28 28.34 28.32 28.26 28.25) 52.0 54.0 51.5 52.0 53.5 50.0 50.0 56,0 NW

i

2N

2 NW

2

0.00

Fog with openings at intervals

throughout.

7 28.28 28.33' 28.32 28.26 28.26 54.0 56.5 54.0 53.0 53.5 53.0 49.0 57.5 N

2 E

3 ENE

3

0.00

99

""

828.32 28.37 28.38 28.36 28.36 50.0 57.0 53.0 50.0 55.0 | 53.0 50.0 58.0 E

"

928.43 28.46, 28.44 28.42 28.41 49.0 50.0 50.0 48.5 49.0 48.5 47.0 58.0

NE

??

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passing fog at intervals.

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Fog past night; 10 A.M., fine, very

hazy.

0.00

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THERMO-

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

METER.

Self Registering.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 11th February, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Avery, Montaguel Andrews, C. S. 1 A-Coo

1 1

Cruz, J. de la Chun Loong Cummings, Mrs. 1 Concei??o,

1

Begna, Mr. A. 2

Maria

Barr. C.

1

Chiong Siu

Fat

Bembridge,

1

Chokshun

Revd. E. R.j

Buckland, J.

Letters. Papers.

Gordeen, T. L. 1

Ho Cheaw Chia 2

Hagen, Capt.}

Harris, John S. 1 1 Harding, Mr. Hutchison, J. 1

Irons, Wm. C. F.1

Leong Weng

Choon

Letters. Papers,

1

Lazerini, An-}1

giolo Lantly, Mr.

Morris, H.

Letters. Papers.

89

Lets. Paps.

3

Siebold, A. von Sinith, H. M. 1 Silva, Avelina dal Sevilla, Juan

Pastor Salles, Mcnsr. }

Pugno, Egidio 1 Profumo, Luis 1 Parker, Edward 1

Purdie, W. L.

1

Pinto, Andr? C. 1

1

Petterson,

2

1

Miura, Madme. 1 regd.

Sjomanen

David

1

Piotrowski, R. de

1

Smith, Joseph E.1

Morrison

1

Piton, Capt.

3

Scott, Mrs. H. 1

Malherbe,

Monsr. de

} 1

J. G.

Santos, Marcelino1

Paes, A. M.

Marks, F. W.

2

Tiang Pean

Myer, Madme. R.1

Mun Kee

Quan ( Hay

2

Wols, Louis

King, H. S.

1

Mun Hing

Warren, H.

Cousins, A.W.0.1

18

Favre, Clement 1 Fong Mow

Kirkwood, Thos. 1

4

1

Niccolopoloo

Civetta, J.

45

Lee Afoong,Mrs.1

Ngo Knam

Cruz, Manoel?

Maria

}

1

Goddard, T. Gonzalez, Felipe

14

Lee, E.

Lentz, Wm.

22

Paack, Ferd. J. 1

Rusk, Madme. 1 Ryall, Mr. Rodrigues, Joana 1 Ridshard, G. (Pilot)

Wade, J. M.

1

1

Ward, John

2

Wanch, Monsr. 1

1

Yuen

1

Blake, Thomas 1 Brunning,

Capt. Thos.

Burlingame

Dr. J. S.

Dowson, Hon.

Richard Dawes, George 3 Davis, W. B. 1 Davies, David 2

Johnson, Mrs. A.1 Jones, Thomas 1

Australasian Sketcher.

Chemnitzer Tageblatt. Chinese Sketches.

Die Gartenland. Dog Diseases.

Engineering. Ermelosch Zendingsblad.

Journal de S. Petersburg.

Krieger Zeitung.

Books, &c., without Covers.

La Sicilia Cattolica. Lincolnshire Gazette. London Society, (Christ-

mas Number.)

My Youth.

Pall Mall Gazette. Peterhead Sentinel. Polytechnisches Journal.

Revue Universelle.

Russian Papers.

Short Route to Australia. Stettiner Zeitung. Sunday at Home.

The Frosty Caucasus. Trautenauer Wochen-

blatt.

Wesleyan Methodist Ca-

lendar, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

Anazio

4

Caroline

Letters. Papers.

4

For Merchant Ships.

Lotters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Esmeralde

1

Lucra

1

Prince Louis 2

4

Star of China 1

Aldebaran

4

Calabar, s.s.

5 2

Laju

1

Pearl, s.s.

1

Sir Henry Parker 1

Argonaut

6

1

Cushan

A medine

1

Christina

Alexandra

6

Chusan

Formosa Fealy Flyino

Lainmermuir

Paraguay, s.s.

14

Peuledo, s.s.

1

Terentia

4

Min

1

Pontu, s.s.

1

Alexander

1

Charlotte

Gosshawk

19

Monarchy

1

Tagus, s.s.

1

Abbotsford

1

Andrews

Manired

1

Retriever

Tyburnia

2

Annie Fish

1

Ching-too

Annie Grey

1

Capelara Artica 1

Hazel Holme 1 Hope

Miss Kilmansegg1

Rover of Bal-

3

timore

}1

Tung Shan

1

Benj. D. Sewall 1 Belcome

1

Dilharree Dartmouth

2

Huntley Castle 2 Helens

Uda

2

Northam Castle 1

Rover of the Seas 1

1

Robert Boak

2

Isabella

10

1

Olympia, s.s. Ousari

1 regd.

Rookwood

9

1

Ruth

114

Venis Virginia

2

1

Champion of

E. J. Spencer

Rachel

1

Victory

the Seas

1

16

1

Channel Queen 2 Cape Horne

Carricks Corea

Ellen Brewes England's Glory 3 E. P. Bouverie 3 Eleanor Estepona

James Wilson 1

A

Kassa

1

Prince Arthur 1 Portland Pride of the

Rica Genova

3

Rajah, s.s.

William Davie 4

William Turner 1

62

Kingston Castle 1 Killarney, s.s.

1

Thames Pelham

Steffone

1

Sir Harry Parkes 8

4

Western Chief 1 Wigtany

1

For H. M. Ships.

Letters.

Audacious 10 (1 reg.) Frolic

Letters.

1

Letters.

June

1

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1

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Letters.

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Detained for Postage.

Heard, Revd. C. M., Anoka, Minnesota,. Little, Miss Mary C., Norrvalk, Huron, Ohio, ....................1

Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu, Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson,

.1 Letter.

1

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Dead Letters.

Conklin, James, Mare Island Hospital, San Francisco, Cuthbertson, J. M., Wansfill, Maryborough, Queensland, Ebrahimbhoy, Currimbhoy, Madras,

Lee, Edward, Storekeeper, Bombay,

Lowe, Mrs., Arlington Hotel, Cobourg, Canada,

Moran, Mrs., Stewardess, P. & O. S. S. Malta, Brindisi,

1

Edwards, Mrs., Queen's Road, West Croydon, Surrey, Gaerthe, R. J., Delft, Holland,

Nichols, H. J., Bart., Landsdowne House, Portland Place, London,

1

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1

Gibbon, Mrs., Ravensworth, Sydney,

Rutland, W., H. M. S. Shearwater, Aden,

1

Gomez, M., Bangalore,

Smith, Miss N., 3, Shooter's Hill Road, Blackheath,

1

Harrington, Capt., care of Boole and Webster, San Francisco, Harvey, Miss, Poste Restante, Port Said,

1

Sproules, Thomas, 415, Kent Street, Sydney,

1

1

Hope, B., Sailors' Home, Wells Street, London,

1

Symons, C. W. H., Strand, Williamstown, near Melbourne, Wild, F., Norwich, England,

1

1

Kirkwood, Miss, Ireton House, Cheltenham,

Wood, Mrs., 38, Faubourg St. Honor?e, Paris,

Kolff, C. L. Hollert, Antwerp,

The above letters have been returned from various places at which the addressees cannot be found. If not claimed within three days they will be

opened and returned to the writers.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 11th February, 1876.

ALFRED LISTER,

Postmaster General.

90 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

THE

IE next

NOTICE.

of the

       CRIMINAL SESSIONS Supreme Court will be held on Friday, the Eighteenth day of February, A.D. 1876, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order,

F. S. HUFFAM, Deputy Registrar.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

U

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

its Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues- day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

A

By Order,

W. II. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

NOTIFICATION.

Copy of the JURY LIST for 1876, is posted at the Supreme Court House for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies, omissions, objec- tions, &c., must be given to the Registrar cu or before Monday, the 14th day of February, A.D. 1876, in accordance with the provisions of Section 8 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1864.

It is further notified that no person whose name is on the List as a Jurar will be excused from service on the ground of any exemption to which he may be entitled, or on the ground of any want of qualification, miless such exemption shall have been claimed and established, or such want of qualification duly proved, at or before the time above specified.

F. S. HUFFAM, Deputy Registrar.

HONGKONG & SILANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION,

TWENTY-FIRST

REPORT OF THE COURT OF DIRECTORS

TO THE

ORDINARY YEARLY GENERAL MEETING

OF

SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD

AT THE CITY HALL, HONGKONG, On THURSDAY, the 17th February, 1876.

To the Proprietors of the

HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING

CORPORATION.

GENTLEMEN,

The Directors have now to submit to you a general Statement of the affairs of the Corporation, and Balance Sheet for the half-year ending 31st December last.

   The net profits for that period, including $106,026 brought forward from last account, after paying all charges and deducting interest paid and due, amount to $336,713.49, of which, after taking out Rebate on Bills not yet dive, and Remuneration to Directors, there rem.us for appropriation $314,111.51.

From this sum, the Directors recommend the distribution of a Dividend of $3.75 per Share, being equivalent to 3 per cent for the half-year (or 6 per cent per annum): this will absorb $150,000, and, of the Balance, they propose retaining in Contingent Account $145,000, to meet losses already incurred and further eventual losses on present outstandings, carrying the balance of $19,111.51 to the credit of new Profit and Loss Account.

   The Directors regard the half-year's profit as satisfactory, and they are happy in being able to recommend a moderate dividend to the Share- holders, while providing for all bad and doubtful debts, old and new, and leaving the Reserve Fund unitouched.

   The Directors have pleasure in informing the Shareholders that the anticipations with regard to doubtful accomts 33

              expressed in the last Report have been more than realized.

During the past half-year, numerous failures have again taken place, by some of which, unfor- tunately, the Bank has su tained losses. These, avever, are fully provided for in the amount Er posed to be vetalard in Contingent Account.

   The Directors congratulate the Shareholders on the improved position of the Bank's affairs generally, and they look with confidence to a Successful inture.

Local Committee in London.

The Directors have appointed the following gentlemen to act as a Consultative Committee in London, viz.:

Mr. A. H. PHILLPOTTS,

Director of London and County Bank.

Mr. E. F. DUNCANSON,

of Messrs. T. A. GIBB & Co.

Mr. ALBERT DEACON,

of Messrs. E. & A. DEACON.

Agencies.

Special Agents have recently been appointed at San Francisco and Manila.

Directors.

Mr. WM. H. FORBES resigned his seat at the Board on leaving the Colony, and Mr. S. W. POMEROY has been appointed in his stead.

In conformity with the provisions of the Deed of Settlement, two members of the Court, Messrs. E. R. BELILIOS and J. F. CORDES, retire from the Direction, but they are cligible for re-election and offer themselves accordingly.

Mr. E. R. BELILIOS has been appointed Chairman of the Corporation for 1876, vice Mr. ADOLF ANDR?, whose term of office now expires, and the latter gentleman has been elected Deputy Chairman.

Auditors.

The accounts have been audited by the Honour- able PHINEAS RYRIE and Mr. H. B. GIBB, and the Directors have pleasure in recommending the re-election of these gentlemen as Auditors for the year 1876.

Chief Management.

Mr. JAMES GREIG has been granted a year's furlough, and, during his absence, Mr. THOMAS JACKSON has been appointed to act as Chief Manager.

ADOLF ANDR?,

Chairman.

HONGKONG, 10th February, 1876.

ABSTRACT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES, HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING

CORPORATION.

31st December, 1875.

ASSETS.

Cash and Bullion,

Government Securities,

Exchange Remittances,

Bank Premises,..

Dead Stock,

..$ 4,358,747.90 2.547.461.70

Bills Discounted, Loans and Credits,... 9,251,608,00

LIABILITIES.

Paid-up Capital... Reserve Fund,

..$100,000.00 Marine Insur. Account,... 50,006.15

Notes in Circulation,...$ 1,881,906.27 Deposits......

11,526,205.86

Exchange Acceptances, Profit and Loss Account,

18,153,281.19 230,937.05 92.328.91

$34,634,864.75

$ 5,000,000.00

RESERVE FUND.

To Balance on 31st December, 1875,......$100,000.00

By Balance on 30th June, 1875,... $100,000.00

JAMES GREIG, Chief Manager. H. SMITH, Accountant.

ADOLF ANDR?,

E. R. BELILIOS, Directors. H. HOPPIUS,

We have compared the above Statements with the Books, Vouchers and Securities at the Head Office, and with the Returns received from the various Branches and Agencies, and have found the same to be correct.

P. RYRIE,

H. B. GIBB,} Auditors.

Hongkong, 8th February, 1876.

THE HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS.

HE Seventh Ordinary Annual Meeting of

Thacholders in the above Company will be

held at the Offices of the Company, No. 7, Queen's Road, on Thursday, the 17th February next, at Three o'clock in the afternoon, to receive a Statement of Accounts to 31st December, 1875, the Report of the General Managers, and to elect a Consulting Committee and Auditors.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co. General Managers, Hongkong Fire Insurance Company, Limited. Hongkong, 3rd February, 1876.

NOTICE.

R. MEYER ELIAS SASSOON has been admitted a Partner in our Firm from the 1st January ultimo.

E. D. SASSOON & Co.

Hongkong, 3rd February, 1876.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY

OF HONGKONG, LIMITED. In Liquidation.

NOTICE.

LL Persons holding Warrants against un- claimed Dividends, Interest, or Bonus, are requested to present same for payment at the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank before the 1st April, 1876, otherwise their Claims will not be 150,006.15 recognised.

13,408,109.63

15.789,535.48 836,713.49

$34,634,361.75

PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT, HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING

Dr.

CORPORATION.

31st December, 1875.

To AMOUNTS WRITTEN OFF:

Remuneration to Directors, $20,000.00 Rebate on Bills not due,... 2,601.98

To DIVIDEND ACCOUNT:

At the rate of Six per cent per annum

on $5,000,000,

$22,601.98

150,000.00

145,000.00

To CONTINGENT ACCOUNT:

Amount set aside to meet Losses, To BALANCE:

Carried forward to next half-year,...... 19,111.51

Cr.

By Balance of Undivided Profits, 30th

June. 1875,.......

By Amount of Net Profits, for the Six Months ending 31st December, 1875, after deducting all Expenses and Interest paid and due,.......

$336.713.49

ADOLF ANDR?, F. D. SASSOON,

Liquidators.

Hongkong, 18th December, 1875.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 8.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

VOL. XXII.

No. 42.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Regulations, made by His Excellency the Governor in Council, under Section V of Ordinance No. 4 of 1868, are published for general information.

By Command,

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE, for the Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1876.

REGULATIONS

Made by the Governor in Council, under Section V of Ordinance No. 4 of 1868.

I. In the absence of the Superintendent, the Senior Assistant Superintendent will command. the Brigade; and in the absence of the Superintendents, the Foremen will take charge according to seniority.

II. On the alarm of Fire, the bell will be rung without delay, first with a quick alarm for five minutes to be followed by single, double, or treble beats to denote the situation of the Fire. One stroke indicating the Eastern District, Eastward of Murray Barracks. Two, the Central, from Murray Barracks to the Harbour Office; and three, the Western District.

(a.) The Foremen and Pioneers will at once proceed to the Fire and prepare for the arrival of the Engines, they must carefully examine the premises on Fire and the surrounding buildings and obtain all possible information as to the water supply with the view to the most effective working of the Fire Engines. They should use every means in their power to exclude all avoidable currents of air from the Fire and ascertain whether there are any communications with the adjoining houses by the roof, gable, or otherwise.

(b.) The Engine Drivers will immediately light fires,* and all Members of the Brigade stationed on the Central District will hasten to the Central Fire Brigade Station to assist in taking the Engines to the Fire, but those men who are in charge of Hose Reels, Coal Carts, Ladders, Supply Carts, &c., must on no account neglect those duties which they have been specially appointed to perform.

    III. On the arrival of the Engines, the Assistant Foremen and the Assistant Engine Drivers will at once connect the Delivery Hoses with the Engines, and then run them out towards the Fire as directed by the Superintendents or Foremen. After this, the Suction Hose will be carefully connected, and the Assistant Engine Driver will see that it is properly screwed home. It must always be borne in mind that the shorter the Suction Hose the greater is the power obtained.

(a.) The Hosemen attached to each Engine will see that the Hose is laid on in as straight a line as practicable without twists, sharp turns, or unnecessary bends, they must, from time to time, observe the position of the Hose Reel so that they may be always prepared to replace promptly any length which may be burst or otherwise damaged.

IV. Foremen and Assistant Foremen are expected to make themselves acquainted with the water system of Victoria, (a plan of which will be supplied), to know the position of Main Plugs in all parts of the town, and also the tanks from which they are supplied. They should be able to give the men under them instructions on all points relating to their duty, such as connecting, disconnecting, and running out Hose, and also as to the position of Main Plugs, Wells, and other sources of water

* This is to be considered discretionary when the Fire is known to be at a considerable distance from the Station.

92 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

supply. It is their duty to ascertain the cause of Fire in each case, and to report the same to the Superintendent, also to observe the conduct of the Officers and Men under them, and to report any irregularity on their part without delay.

(a.)

When on duty at a Fire, they must see that the Men at the branch are placed in such a position that the stream may actually strike the burning materials. Playing at random through a window should be avoided, whenever it is possible to obtain better position either by entering the house which is on fire, by ascending the roof of an adjoining building, or otherwise. They should see that a safe retreat is kept open for the Men at the branch, and that those working Manual Engines are not exposed to unnecessary danger.

V.-Engine Drivers and Assistant Engine Drivers should be thoroughly acquainted with the water system, and should know where a supply of fresh or sea water could most readily be obtained in any part of the town.

(a.) They will be held responsible that the Coal Carts, Hose Reels, Supply Carts, Ladders, &c., are at all times ready for use, and that these, together with a sufficient supply of Hose, and other material, accompany the Engine to which they are attached, to the Fire. (b.) In moving the Engines, they must be most careful that no injury is done to the Hose

of other Brigades.

(c.) They are to carry out the orders of the Engineer and are on no account to disconnect any portion of the Machinery without his permission, unless on an emergency they be ordered to do so by one of the Superintendents.

VI Without the permission of one of the Superintendents, no Fireman or other Member of the Brigade is, while on duty, to receive any refreshment whatever except that which will, when necessary, be supplied at the Government expense.

(a.) The duties of Firemen being different from those of Police Constables, the Senior Officer present may, at his discretion, allow the Men to smoke after the Fire has been extinguished; provided they are not actively engaged.

(b.) Members of the Brigade are not to receive orders from any one except their own Officers. They should always be respectful towards those with whom they are brought in contact and afford every assistance in their power to Members of other Fire Brigades.

(c.) As the reputation of the Brigade depends, in a great measure, upon the behaviour of the Firemen, any case of incivility or disrespect will be considered to disqualify them for the post.

VII. In the Out-Stations, where there are no Officers of the Brigade, the Police Inspector may take charge of the Engine in the event of a Fire. At other times, the care of the Engine and other Fire Brigade material will rest with the Fireman who will see that the rules here laid down for working the Engines are observed. In the Eastern and Western Districts of Victoria, also, the Senior Firemen will have charge of the Engines and other Fire Brigade equipment.

ENGINEER.

VIII. The Engineer must attend all Fires and all Inspections. He should, on the first day of each month, send to the Superintendent a Report, showing the condition of each of the Hand and Steam Engines stationed in Victoria, the repairs or alterations effected during the month, and those which he considers still necessary.

(a.) He is expected to instruct the Engine Drivers and Assistant Engine Drivers in their duties, and to supervise their work; and he should bring any disobedience or inattention on their part at once to the notice of the Superintendent.

(b.) He will test the boilers of all the Steam Engines of the Brigade once every six months under hydraulic pressure equal to at least fifty per centum more than that used at Fires, and report having done so to the Superintendent in writing.

IX.-European Firemen will be supplied with the following Articles of Clothing every two

years:-

1 Serge Tunic.

1 Serge Trowsers.

1 Cap.

2 Pairs of Boots.

   The Helmet, Belt, &c., will be supplied as required, and Clothing destroyed at Fires will, with the approval of the Superintendent, be replaced free of charge.

X.-The Watchmen and Stokers of the Fire Brigade will be stationed and employed as follows:-

Central Fire Brigade Station,

Harbour Master's Officers' Quarters,

West Point Engine House,

Superintendent's House,

Western Alarm Bell,

?

5 Watchmen.

4 Stokers.

2 Watchmen.

2 Watchmen.

1 Watchman.

2 Watchmen.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

DUTIES.

Central Station.

Watch Tower.

No. 1. Watchman,

No. 2.

19

No. 3.

""

No. 4.

77

.......from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.

9 P.M. to 12 P.M.

99

12 P.M. to 3 A.M.

99

3 A.M. to 6 A.M.

""

Engine House.

No. 1. Stoker,

No. 2.

94

No. 3.

17

No. 4.

""

No. 5. Watchman,

No. 1.

77

No. 2.

No. 2. No. 4.

"1

""

.from 6 P.M. to 12 P.M.

19

12 P.M. to 6 A.M.

6 A.M. to noon.

noon to 6 P.M.

""

6 P.M. to 2 A.M.

""

2 A M. to 6 A.M.

""

6 A.M. to 10 A.M.

99

10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

""

2 P.M. to 6 P.M.

93

The

Watchmen and Stokers, while on duty, must at all times be neatly dressed in uniform. man on the Tower will strike the hours and half hours by the ships' bells. He must keep a strict look-out and ring the alarm (vide Sec. II), without delay should he see a Fire in any part of Victoria. In doubtful cases, or in the event of fire on board ship, or in British Kowloon, he will call the Engine Driver without delay and be guided by his instructions.

The Stoker on duty in the Central Station will remain in the Engine room, and the Watchman. will be responsible for the rest of the building.

In the event of Fire, the Watchman on Engine House duty will remain in charge of the building while the other Watchmen and Stokers accompany the Engines and Hose Reels to which they are attached.

XI. Whenever any Foreman, Watchman, Engine Driver, or other Member of the Fire Bri- gade shall be guilty of any neglect or violation of duty, or Breach of Discipline, or shall be guilty of any disobedience to the Regulations framed under Section V of Ordinance No. 4 of 1868, or of any other misconduct as a Member of the Fire Brigade; or who shall not, upon ceasing to belong to the Brigade, deliver up all uniform, accoutrements and appointments entrusted to him for the perform- ance of his duty, then, upon proof thereof to his satisfaction, any Police Magistrate shall have power to order the offender to forfeit and pay a sam not exceeding twenty-five dollars, or award imprison- ment for any term not exceeding seven days together with forfeiture of pay during such impri-

sonment.

HARBOUR OFFICE AND WEST POINT ENGINE HOUSE.

     The Watchmen at these Stations will do duty in turn during the day and night six hours on and six off. While on duty, they must at all times be neatly dressed in uniform. No Watchman is to absent himself from his Station between the hours of 6 P.M. and 6 A.M. without permission.

WESTERN ALARM BELL.

The duties of Watchmen at this Post will be the same as those stationed in the West Point and Harbour Office Engine Houses.

Approved in Council,

A. E. KENNEDY, Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

Clerk of Councils.

No. 43.

Road.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 28th instant, for the repairs of Caine

    The Specifications can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1876.

for the Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

DUTIES.

Central Station.

Watch Tower.

No. 1. Watchman,

No. 2.

19

No. 3.

""

No. 4.

77

.......from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.

9 P.M. to 12 P.M.

99

12 P.M. to 3 A.M.

99

3 A.M. to 6 A.M.

""

Engine House.

No. 1. Stoker,

No. 2.

94

No. 3.

17

No. 4.

""

No. 5. Watchman,

No. 1.

77

No. 2.

No. 2. No. 4.

"1

""

.from 6 P.M. to 12 P.M.

19

12 P.M. to 6 A.M.

6 A.M. to noon.

noon to 6 P.M.

""

6 P.M. to 2 A.M.

""

2 A M. to 6 A.M.

""

6 A.M. to 10 A.M.

99

10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

""

2 P.M. to 6 P.M.

93

The

Watchmen and Stokers, while on duty, must at all times be neatly dressed in uniform. man on the Tower will strike the hours and half hours by the ships' bells. He must keep a strict look-out and ring the alarm (vide Sec. II), without delay should he see a Fire in any part of Victoria. In doubtful cases, or in the event of fire on board ship, or in British Kowloon, he will call the Engine Driver without delay and be guided by his instructions.

The Stoker on duty in the Central Station will remain in the Engine room, and the Watchman. will be responsible for the rest of the building.

In the event of Fire, the Watchman on Engine House duty will remain in charge of the building while the other Watchmen and Stokers accompany the Engines and Hose Reels to which they are attached.

XI. Whenever any Foreman, Watchman, Engine Driver, or other Member of the Fire Bri- gade shall be guilty of any neglect or violation of duty, or Breach of Discipline, or shall be guilty of any disobedience to the Regulations framed under Section V of Ordinance No. 4 of 1868, or of any other misconduct as a Member of the Fire Brigade; or who shall not, upon ceasing to belong to the Brigade, deliver up all uniform, accoutrements and appointments entrusted to him for the perform- ance of his duty, then, upon proof thereof to his satisfaction, any Police Magistrate shall have power to order the offender to forfeit and pay a sam not exceeding twenty-five dollars, or award imprison- ment for any term not exceeding seven days together with forfeiture of pay during such impri-

sonment.

HARBOUR OFFICE AND WEST POINT ENGINE HOUSE.

     The Watchmen at these Stations will do duty in turn during the day and night six hours on and six off. While on duty, they must at all times be neatly dressed in uniform. No Watchman is to absent himself from his Station between the hours of 6 P.M. and 6 A.M. without permission.

WESTERN ALARM BELL.

The duties of Watchmen at this Post will be the same as those stationed in the West Point and Harbour Office Engine Houses.

Approved in Council,

A. E. KENNEDY, Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

Clerk of Councils.

No. 43.

Road.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 28th instant, for the repairs of Caine

    The Specifications can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1876.

for the Colonial Secretary.

94

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

POLICE NOTIFICATION.

   Notice is hereby given to LAU CI, lately residing at 32, Lower Lascar Row, Victoria, in this Colony, that unless the goods left in the said house are claimed within 14 days, the same will be sold by Auction.

Central Police Office, 14th February, 1876.

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent of Police.

POLICE NOTIFICATION.

On the 24th, 25th and 26th February, 1876, being the days fixed for the Races at Wong-Nei- Chung, the following Regulations, under Ordinance No. 10 of 1869, are to be observed.

I. Between the Clock Tower and the Eastern Market:-

(a.) All Horses and Vehicles going Eastward are to keep on the LEFT HAND, or

Northern, side of the Road.

(b.) On returning Westward, Horses and Vehicles are to keep on the RIGHT HAND, or Northern, side of the Road, passing any Vehicles they may meet according to the Common Rule of the Road.

II. (a.) All Horses and Vehicles going Eastward are to turn down to the Praya at the Eastern Market opposite the Guard Room, and continue along the Praya, Wanchai Road, East of No. 2 Station, and the Road West of Bowrington Canal.

(b.) All Horses and Vehicles returning from the Race Course are to keep the route autho-

rised in the preceding Sub-section.

III. Every person who shall ride or drive in a furious manner, or so as to endanger the life or limb of any person, or to the common danger of the passengers in any public Road, or thoroughfare, is liable to a penalty.

IV. (a.) Bearers of Chairs are to proceed Eastward on the RIGHT HAND (Southern) side of

the Road and to continue on through Wanchai and the Morrison Hill Gap.

(b.) Bearers of Chairs returning Westward are to keep on the LEFT HAND, or the

Southern, side of the Road, and are to pass over the same Roads as in going.

V. No Chairs will be allowed to remain in the Road, between the boundaries of the Cemeteries and the Grand Stand.

VI. Chairs to be arranged as directed by the Police Constables on duty at Wong-Nei-Chung.

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

Victoria, Hongkong, 15th February, 1876.

NOTICE.

HONGKONG.

Cape Collinson Harbour Light.

  Notice is hereby given, that a Harbour Light will be exhibited on Cape Collinson on and after March 1st next.

The illuminating apparatus is fixed Dioptric of the Sixth Order showing a white light on the following bearings, which are magnetic and taken from Seaward:

From N. 222 W. by East to S. 22° E.;

and showing a red light,-

From S. 22° E. by West to N. 22° W.

  The focal plane of the light is 200 feet above mean sea level, and in clear weather it should be seen at a distance of 8 miles.

  Ships making for Victoria Harbour, Hongkong, from the Northward and Eastward, by keeping the white light of Cape Collinson in sight, will avoid the Bokhara and Tathong Rocks, also the rocks outlying Sy Wan Bay.

Harbour Department. Hongkong, 12th February, 1876.

II. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbour Master, &c.

!

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1876. 95

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 18TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

February 12

30.16

63.5

30.13

66

57

66

30.09

67.5

13

30.11

64

30.08

66

58

67

30.00

67

""

14

30.15

60

30.10

60.5

58

65

30.05

62

27

15

30.101

60

30.07

60

57

62

29.98

62

""

16

30.05

63

30.03

62.5

59.5

62.5

29.95

64

""

17

30.00

62

29.98

62

60.5

63

29.91

63

"

18

30.00

65

29.97

66

61.5

66.5

29.92

66

"

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

THERMO-

BAROMETER,

HYGROMETER.

WINDS.

RAIN.

METER.

DATE.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self

· Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F. ? Dirn. F.

[In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

NOON.

1876.

Feb. 1228.34 28.37 28.37 28.31 28.30 54.0 59.0 58.0 53.5 58.0 57.5 53.5 60.5 ESE

4 ESE

4 E

3

0.00

!

?

"

1328.33 28.33 28.31 28.24 28.24 57.0 57.5 58.0 57.0 57.0 57.0 56.0 61.0 N

T

4 N

3 NW 4

!

0.00

"J

1428.28. 28.33 28.30 28.26 28.24 52.054.0 52.0 52.0 53.5 51.5 51.0 60.5 E

4 E

3 E

3

0.00

1528.25 28.30 28.26 28.19 28.18 50.0 54.0 53.0 49.0 53.5 51.0 49.5 55.5 |E

5 E

5 E

5

0.00

Cloudy, hazy throughout.

!

39

"

1628.21 28.24 28.23 28.18 28.17 54.5 58.0.57.0 54.5 57.5 57.0 53.0 58.0 E

1728.19 28.21 28.20′ 28.16 28.1657.0 60.0 60.0 57.0 60.0 60.0 56.0 60.5SE

4 SE

4 SE

5

0.00

?

!

!

1828.21 28.25 28.22. 28.18 28.18 61.5

61.0 64.0 61.5 64.0 61.0 60.0 64.0 S

5 SE

2 S

5 SSE

5

0.00

3.8

2

0.04

Overcast, hazy throughout.

6 A.M., fine, hazy; 9 A.M., close fog;

noon, fine, cloudy, hazy. Fog with openings at intervals.

Fog with openings at intervals.

Close wet fog with drizzly rain at

intervals throughout.

6 A.M., close wet fog with drizzly

rain; noon, openings in fog.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER Def?t.

THERMO-

DATE.

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

METER.

Self Registering.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Max.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON. 6 P.M.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. | F.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

1876.

"

Feb. 12 30.07 30.09 30.09 30.03 30.02 62.0 66.0 | 66.0 60.0 63.0 62.0 59.0 66.0 ESE

1330.04 30.04 30.01 29.94 29.94 61.0 66.5 67.5 60.0 63.0 63.0 58.0 69.5 Calm

1429.98, 30.02 30.03 29.98 29.98 59.0 61.0 60.0 58.0 59.0 59.0 58.0 71.0 E

1

2 E

0 NW

1 E

2 Calm

0

Cloudy and fine throughout.

1 NW

2

Fine and clear throughout.

2 ESE

2

Cloudy and fine.

!

15 29.98 30.02 30.00 29.82 29.91 62.0

61.5 63.0 58.0 58.0 58.0 '57.565.0 E

2

""

1629.93 29.93 29.96 29.89 29.88 64.0 64.0 63.0 61.0 62.0 62.0 60.0 64.5 ENE

ENE

2 ENE

4 ENE

2

Do. do.

3 ENE

2

Overcast and misty.

71

1729.88 29.93 29.91 29.84 29.83 62.5 63.5 63.5 61.562.0 63.0 61.0 65.0 E

2 E

3 E

3

18 | 29.88 29.93 29,90 29.84 29.83 65.0 ·68.0 68.0 64.0 67.0 67.0 61.5 68.5 E

1 ENE

1 E

1

6 A.M., overcast and misty; noon, gloomy with showery;

6 P.M. overcast and gloomy.

6 A.M., Overcast and misty; noon, cloudy and fine; GP.M.,

cloudy and fine.

Letters. Papers.

Begna, Mr. A. 3

Barr, C.

1

Avery, Montaguel Andrews, C. S. 1 A-Coo

Chun Loong Cummings, Mrs. 1 Concei??o,

Maria

Chiong Siu

Fat Chokshun

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Ho Cheaw Chia 2

T.

Hagen, Capt. 1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 18th February, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

Pugno, Egidio 1 Profumo, Luis 1

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Lazerini, An-

giolo

-}·

1

Parker, Edward 1

Smith, Joseph E.1 Sevilla, Juan

Pastor

1

1

Harris, John S. 1 Harding, Mr.

Miura, Madme. 1 regd.

Purdie, W. L. 1

Scott, Mrs. H. 1

1

Morris, II.

Pinto, Andr? C. 1

Santos, Marcelinol

Morrison

Petterson,

Bembridge,

Revd. E. R.

Brunning,

Burlingame

Dr. J. S.

Irons, Wm. C. F.1

2

Such, H. J.

1

Malherbe,

1

Sjomanen

Monsr. de

Paes, A. M.

1

Capt. Thos.

4

Dawes, George 4 Davis, W. B.

Johnson. Mrs. A.1

Marks, F. W.

4

Tiang Pean

1

Jones, Thomas 1

Myer. Madme. R.1 Mun Kee

Quan 0 Hay

2

1

1

Favre, Clement 1 Fong Mow Fenn, James

King, H. S.

1

Kirkwood, Thos. 1

17

Mun Hing

1

Medon, Monsr. 1

1 regd.

Martin, Charles 1

Cousins, A.W.0.1 Civetta, J.

18

45

Cruz, Manoel?1

Cruz, J. de la 1

Goddard, T. Gonzalez, Felipe Gordeen, T. L. i Gibbon, Capt. R.1

Lee Afoong, Mrs.1 Lee, E.

1

Niccolopoloo

1

1

Leong Weng

1

Ngo Kuam

1

Choon

Lanthy, Mr.

1

Paack, Ferd. J. 1

Rusk, Madme. 1 Rvali, Mr. Rodrigues, Joana 1 Ridshard, G. (Pilot)

Smith, H. M. 1 Silva, Avelina dal

Wols, Louis

1

1

Warren, H.

1

Wade, J. M. Ward, John

1

2

1

1

Wanch, Monsr. 1

Willes, T. R.

3

Yuen

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1876. 95

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 18TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

February 12

30.16

63.5

30.13

66

57

66

30.09

67.5

13

30.11

64

30.08

66

58

67

30.00

67

""

14

30.15

60

30.10

60.5

58

65

30.05

62

27

15

30.101

60

30.07

60

57

62

29.98

62

""

16

30.05

63

30.03

62.5

59.5

62.5

29.95

64

""

17

30.00

62

29.98

62

60.5

63

29.91

63

"

18

30.00

65

29.97

66

61.5

66.5

29.92

66

"

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

THERMO-

BAROMETER,

HYGROMETER.

WINDS.

RAIN.

METER.

DATE.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self

· Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F. ? Dirn. F.

[In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

NOON.

1876.

Feb. 1228.34 28.37 28.37 28.31 28.30 54.0 59.0 58.0 53.5 58.0 57.5 53.5 60.5 ESE

4 ESE

4 E

3

0.00

!

?

"

1328.33 28.33 28.31 28.24 28.24 57.0 57.5 58.0 57.0 57.0 57.0 56.0 61.0 N

T

4 N

3 NW 4

!

0.00

"J

1428.28. 28.33 28.30 28.26 28.24 52.054.0 52.0 52.0 53.5 51.5 51.0 60.5 E

4 E

3 E

3

0.00

1528.25 28.30 28.26 28.19 28.18 50.0 54.0 53.0 49.0 53.5 51.0 49.5 55.5 |E

5 E

5 E

5

0.00

Cloudy, hazy throughout.

!

39

"

1628.21 28.24 28.23 28.18 28.17 54.5 58.0.57.0 54.5 57.5 57.0 53.0 58.0 E

1728.19 28.21 28.20′ 28.16 28.1657.0 60.0 60.0 57.0 60.0 60.0 56.0 60.5SE

4 SE

4 SE

5

0.00

?

!

!

1828.21 28.25 28.22. 28.18 28.18 61.5

61.0 64.0 61.5 64.0 61.0 60.0 64.0 S

5 SE

2 S

5 SSE

5

0.00

3.8

2

0.04

Overcast, hazy throughout.

6 A.M., fine, hazy; 9 A.M., close fog;

noon, fine, cloudy, hazy. Fog with openings at intervals.

Fog with openings at intervals.

Close wet fog with drizzly rain at

intervals throughout.

6 A.M., close wet fog with drizzly

rain; noon, openings in fog.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER Def?t.

THERMO-

DATE.

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

METER.

Self Registering.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Max.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON. 6 P.M.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. | F.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

1876.

"

Feb. 12 30.07 30.09 30.09 30.03 30.02 62.0 66.0 | 66.0 60.0 63.0 62.0 59.0 66.0 ESE

1330.04 30.04 30.01 29.94 29.94 61.0 66.5 67.5 60.0 63.0 63.0 58.0 69.5 Calm

1429.98, 30.02 30.03 29.98 29.98 59.0 61.0 60.0 58.0 59.0 59.0 58.0 71.0 E

1

2 E

0 NW

1 E

2 Calm

0

Cloudy and fine throughout.

1 NW

2

Fine and clear throughout.

2 ESE

2

Cloudy and fine.

!

15 29.98 30.02 30.00 29.82 29.91 62.0

61.5 63.0 58.0 58.0 58.0 '57.565.0 E

2

""

1629.93 29.93 29.96 29.89 29.88 64.0 64.0 63.0 61.0 62.0 62.0 60.0 64.5 ENE

ENE

2 ENE

4 ENE

2

Do. do.

3 ENE

2

Overcast and misty.

71

1729.88 29.93 29.91 29.84 29.83 62.5 63.5 63.5 61.562.0 63.0 61.0 65.0 E

2 E

3 E

3

18 | 29.88 29.93 29,90 29.84 29.83 65.0 ·68.0 68.0 64.0 67.0 67.0 61.5 68.5 E

1 ENE

1 E

1

6 A.M., overcast and misty; noon, gloomy with showery;

6 P.M. overcast and gloomy.

6 A.M., Overcast and misty; noon, cloudy and fine; GP.M.,

cloudy and fine.

Letters. Papers.

Begna, Mr. A. 3

Barr, C.

1

Avery, Montaguel Andrews, C. S. 1 A-Coo

Chun Loong Cummings, Mrs. 1 Concei??o,

Maria

Chiong Siu

Fat Chokshun

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Ho Cheaw Chia 2

T.

Hagen, Capt. 1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 18th February, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

Pugno, Egidio 1 Profumo, Luis 1

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Lazerini, An-

giolo

-}·

1

Parker, Edward 1

Smith, Joseph E.1 Sevilla, Juan

Pastor

1

1

Harris, John S. 1 Harding, Mr.

Miura, Madme. 1 regd.

Purdie, W. L. 1

Scott, Mrs. H. 1

1

Morris, II.

Pinto, Andr? C. 1

Santos, Marcelinol

Morrison

Petterson,

Bembridge,

Revd. E. R.

Brunning,

Burlingame

Dr. J. S.

Irons, Wm. C. F.1

2

Such, H. J.

1

Malherbe,

1

Sjomanen

Monsr. de

Paes, A. M.

1

Capt. Thos.

4

Dawes, George 4 Davis, W. B.

Johnson. Mrs. A.1

Marks, F. W.

4

Tiang Pean

1

Jones, Thomas 1

Myer. Madme. R.1 Mun Kee

Quan 0 Hay

2

1

1

Favre, Clement 1 Fong Mow Fenn, James

King, H. S.

1

Kirkwood, Thos. 1

17

Mun Hing

1

Medon, Monsr. 1

1 regd.

Martin, Charles 1

Cousins, A.W.0.1 Civetta, J.

18

45

Cruz, Manoel?1

Cruz, J. de la 1

Goddard, T. Gonzalez, Felipe Gordeen, T. L. i Gibbon, Capt. R.1

Lee Afoong, Mrs.1 Lee, E.

1

Niccolopoloo

1

1

Leong Weng

1

Ngo Kuam

1

Choon

Lanthy, Mr.

1

Paack, Ferd. J. 1

Rusk, Madme. 1 Rvali, Mr. Rodrigues, Joana 1 Ridshard, G. (Pilot)

Smith, H. M. 1 Silva, Avelina dal

Wols, Louis

1

1

Warren, H.

1

Wade, J. M. Ward, John

1

2

1

1

Wanch, Monsr. 1

Willes, T. R.

3

Yuen

1

96

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

Australasian Sketcher.

Boletim do Governo.

Chemnitzer Tageblatt. Chinese Sketches.

Die Gartenland.

Dog Diseases. Daily Post.

Engineering. Ermelosch Zendingsblad.

Indian and Colonial

Government Gazette.

Books, &c., without Covers.

Journal de S. Petersburg. London Society, (Christ- Jersey Express General

Almanach.

Krieger Zeitung.

La Sicilia Cattolica. Lincolnshire Gazette.

mas Number.)

My Youth.

Metropolitan Terbernacle

Pulpit.

Pall Mall Gazette.

Peterhead Sentinel. Polytechnisches Journal. Pocket Books. Punch.

Revue Universelle. Russian Papers.

Short Route to Australia.

Stettiner Zeitung.

Sunday at Home.

The Frosty Caucasus. Trautenauer Wochen-

blatt.

Wesleyan Methodist Ca-

lendar, 1876.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Anazie

4

Caroline

4

1

Formosa

2

Aldebaran

4

Calabar, s.s.

5

2

Fealy

Lammermuir Licka Till

1

Paraguay, s.s.

1

Santer, s.s.

3

1

Penledo, s.s.

1

Argonaut

6

Cushan

1

Flyino

Amedine

1

Christina

1

Min

1

Retriever

Alexandra

6

Chusan

1

Gosshawk

19

Monarchy

1

Alexander

1

Charlotte

Manired

1

Abbotsford

1

Andrews

Hazel Holme

Morning Star

timore

1 regd.

Annie Fish

1

Capelara Artica 1

Hope

3

Annie Grey

1

Criterion

1

Huntley Castle

Kover of Bal-

Rover of the Seas 1

Robert Boak 2

Terentia Tagus, s.s.

4

1

Tyburnia Tung Shan

1

Northam Castle 1

Rookwood

12

Chien Sheng,s.s.1

Ruth

11

Uda

A

Benj. D. Sewall 1

Isabella

10

1

Belcome

1

Dilharree

2

Olympia, s.s. Ousuri

1 regd.

Rachel

2

Rica Genova

Ben Ledi, s.S.

1

1

Dartmouth

James Wilson 1

British Crown 1

1

Danube, s.s.

Kassa

1

Champion of

1

E. J. Spencer 1

Kingston Castle 1

Prince Arthur 1 Portland Pride of the

Rajah, s.s.

1

Rance

1

1

Venis Virginia Victory

2

2

1

1

the Seas

Ellen Brewes

Channel Queen 2 Cape Horne

E. P. Bouverie 3

~2

1

Killarney, s.s. 1

Thames

Steffone

1

William Davie 4

Pelham

1

Sir Harry Parkes9

4

1

Esmeralde

1

Corea

E. M. Young

1

Luera Laju

Prince Louis

2

4

Star of China 1

Pearl, s.s.

1

Sir Henry Parker 1

William Turner 1 Western Chief 1 Wigtany 1

16 N

For H. M. Ships.

Letters.

Audacious 15 (3 reg.) Egeria

Letters.

1

Frolic

Letters.

2

Lapwing

Letters.

2

Letters.

Letters.

Mosquito Thistle

1 (reg.) 2 (reg.)

Victor Emanuel 7 Vigilant

1

Detained for Postage.

Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu,

.1 Letter.

Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson,

.1

Heard, Revd. C. M., Anoka, Minnesota, Little, Miss Mary C., Norrvalk, Huron, Ohio, .......1

.1 Paper.

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General Post Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1876.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

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NOTICE.

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E. D. SASSOON & Co.

Hongkong, 3rd February, 1876.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HONGKONG, LIMITED. In Liquidation.

AL

NOTICE.

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ADOLF ANDR?,

F. D. SASSOON,

Liquidators.

Hongkong, 18th December, 1875.

THE

DICTIONARY,

BY

THE REVD. W. LOBSCHEID.

HE above work, which has been chiefly com- piled for the purpose of aiding students in the study of Chinese literature, comprises many characters not met with in any of the Dictionaries hitherto published.

The selection of between 8,000 and 9,000 cha- racters will make it comparatively easy to find a character without counting the strokes of the compound figures, (minus the radical), and the addition of the Synonyms will prove a great help to such as are anxious to acquaint themselves more minutely with the character of the lan- guage.

The work contains 584 Imperial Octavo Pages and is neatly bound in cloth.

PRICE $8 per Copy.

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Hongkong.

Agents:-

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

Australasian Sketcher.

Boletim do Governo.

Chemnitzer Tageblatt. Chinese Sketches.

Die Gartenland.

Dog Diseases. Daily Post.

Engineering. Ermelosch Zendingsblad.

Indian and Colonial

Government Gazette.

Books, &c., without Covers.

Journal de S. Petersburg. London Society, (Christ- Jersey Express General

Almanach.

Krieger Zeitung.

La Sicilia Cattolica. Lincolnshire Gazette.

mas Number.)

My Youth.

Metropolitan Terbernacle

Pulpit.

Pall Mall Gazette.

Peterhead Sentinel. Polytechnisches Journal. Pocket Books. Punch.

Revue Universelle. Russian Papers.

Short Route to Australia.

Stettiner Zeitung.

Sunday at Home.

The Frosty Caucasus. Trautenauer Wochen-

blatt.

Wesleyan Methodist Ca-

lendar, 1876.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Anazie

4

Caroline

4

1

Formosa

2

Aldebaran

4

Calabar, s.s.

5

2

Fealy

Lammermuir Licka Till

1

Paraguay, s.s.

1

Santer, s.s.

3

1

Penledo, s.s.

1

Argonaut

6

Cushan

1

Flyino

Amedine

1

Christina

1

Min

1

Retriever

Alexandra

6

Chusan

1

Gosshawk

19

Monarchy

1

Alexander

1

Charlotte

Manired

1

Abbotsford

1

Andrews

Hazel Holme

Morning Star

timore

1 regd.

Annie Fish

1

Capelara Artica 1

Hope

3

Annie Grey

1

Criterion

1

Huntley Castle

Kover of Bal-

Rover of the Seas 1

Robert Boak 2

Terentia Tagus, s.s.

4

1

Tyburnia Tung Shan

1

Northam Castle 1

Rookwood

12

Chien Sheng,s.s.1

Ruth

11

Uda

A

Benj. D. Sewall 1

Isabella

10

1

Belcome

1

Dilharree

2

Olympia, s.s. Ousuri

1 regd.

Rachel

2

Rica Genova

Ben Ledi, s.S.

1

1

Dartmouth

James Wilson 1

British Crown 1

1

Danube, s.s.

Kassa

1

Champion of

1

E. J. Spencer 1

Kingston Castle 1

Prince Arthur 1 Portland Pride of the

Rajah, s.s.

1

Rance

1

1

Venis Virginia Victory

2

2

1

1

the Seas

Ellen Brewes

Channel Queen 2 Cape Horne

E. P. Bouverie 3

~2

1

Killarney, s.s. 1

Thames

Steffone

1

William Davie 4

Pelham

1

Sir Harry Parkes9

4

1

Esmeralde

1

Corea

E. M. Young

1

Luera Laju

Prince Louis

2

4

Star of China 1

Pearl, s.s.

1

Sir Henry Parker 1

William Turner 1 Western Chief 1 Wigtany 1

16 N

For H. M. Ships.

Letters.

Audacious 15 (3 reg.) Egeria

Letters.

1

Frolic

Letters.

2

Lapwing

Letters.

2

Letters.

Letters.

Mosquito Thistle

1 (reg.) 2 (reg.)

Victor Emanuel 7 Vigilant

1

Detained for Postage.

Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu,

.1 Letter.

Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson,

.1

Heard, Revd. C. M., Anoka, Minnesota, Little, Miss Mary C., Norrvalk, Huron, Ohio, .......1

.1 Paper.

""

""

ALFRED LISTER, Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1876.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

JUST PUBLISHED.

COPPER PLATE PRINTING.

Uits Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues- A CHINESE AND ENGLISH VISITING CARDS neatly printed from Plate,

day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

M

By Order,

W. H. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

NOTICE.

R. MEYER ELIAS SASSOON has been admitted a Partner in our Firm from the 1st January ultimo.

E. D. SASSOON & Co.

Hongkong, 3rd February, 1876.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HONGKONG, LIMITED. In Liquidation.

AL

NOTICE.

LL Persons holding Warrants against un- claimed Dividends, Interest, or Bonus, are requested to present same for payment at the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank before the 1st April, 1876, otherwise their Claims will not be recognised.

ADOLF ANDR?,

F. D. SASSOON,

Liquidators.

Hongkong, 18th December, 1875.

THE

DICTIONARY,

BY

THE REVD. W. LOBSCHEID.

HE above work, which has been chiefly com- piled for the purpose of aiding students in the study of Chinese literature, comprises many characters not met with in any of the Dictionaries hitherto published.

The selection of between 8,000 and 9,000 cha- racters will make it comparatively easy to find a character without counting the strokes of the compound figures, (minus the radical), and the addition of the Synonyms will prove a great help to such as are anxious to acquaint themselves more minutely with the character of the lan- guage.

The work contains 584 Imperial Octavo Pages and is neatly bound in cloth.

PRICE $8 per Copy.

NORONHA & SONS,

Hongkong.

Agents:-

In Europe,... Messrs. H. S. KING & Co., London. Shanghai, Messrs. LANE, CRAWFORD & Co.

Hongkong, 15th April, 1871.

at the Printing Establishment of

NORONHA & SONS.

"THE HONGKONG

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.”

Subscription:

Per Annum, Payable in advance, Extra copies,

......$12.00 .......each, $0.50

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QU

DIE

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DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 9.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

VOL. XXII.

No. 44.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the Spot, on Monday, 6th day of March, 1876, at 3 o'clock P.M., are published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1876.

Particulars and Conditions of the letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Monday, 6th March, 1876, by Order of His Excellency the Governor, of a Lot of Crown Land in the Colony of Hongkong for a Term of seventy-five Years.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOT.

No.

of

Registry No.

Sale.

Boundary Measurements.

LOCALITY.

Contents in

Annual Upset Rent. Price.

N.

S.

E. w. Square ft.

feet. feet. feet. feet.

1

59

The Gap, Victoria Peak,...

140.0 233.0 589.0|596.6|109,844 25.21 200.00

CONDITIONS OF SALE.

     1. The highest bidder above the upset price shall be the Purchaser, and if any dispute arise, the Lot shall be put up again at a former bidding.

2. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $5.

     3. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the Purchaser shall sign the Memorandum of Agree- ment 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 the full amount of Premium at which the Lot shall have been knocked down.

      4. The Purchaser of the Lot shall 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 75 Years to be computed from the 25th day of December, 1875, at such Annual Rental payable half-yearly on the 24th day of June, and the 25th day of December in every Year as is specified in the Particulars of such Lot herein- before contained; and such Crown Lease shall be subject to and contain all Exceptions, Reservations, Covenants, Clauses, and Conditions inserted in the Crown Leases of Farm Lots in the Colony of Hong- kong.

     5. The Purchaser of the Lot shall pay to the Surveyor General on behalf of Her Majesty The QUEEN, a Fee of $5 upon the execution of the Crown Lease thereof.

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6. 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 Costs and Expenses shall be made good by the defaulter and be recoverable as liquidated damages.

7. Possession of the Lot sold shall be given to the Purchaser, and deemed to have been taken by him on the day of sale.

8. The Purchaser of the Lot shall within One Week from the day of Sale mark out the boundaries. of his Lot by fixing granite boundary posts, of not less than 9 inches square, at cach angle of the said Lot.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASER.

Memorandum that the person whose name is hereunder written has been declared the highest bidder for the Lot described in the foregoing Particulars of Sale and hereunder specified opposite to his said name and signature and does hereby agree to become the Lessee thereof under and subject to the foregoing Conditions of Sale and on his part to perform and abide by the said Conditions.

Number

Registry Number and

of Sale

Lot. Description of Lot Purchased.

Amount of Annual Rental. Premium at which

Purchased.

Signature of Purchaser.

No. 45.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The contract for scavenging the City of Victoria held by Au-Cheung-Li, of No. 8, Middle Street, Shek-Tong-Tsui having been cancelled, it is hereby notified that from the 1st of March proximo the above mentioned contract will be held during the remainder of the year 1876, by Lam-Tak-Wing, of No. 10, Queen Street.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1876.

No. 43.

Road.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 28th instant, for the repairs of Caine

The Specifications can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1876.

for the Colonial Secretary.

t

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6. 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 Costs and Expenses shall be made good by the defaulter and be recoverable as liquidated damages.

7. Possession of the Lot sold shall be given to the Purchaser, and deemed to have been taken by him on the day of sale.

8. The Purchaser of the Lot shall within One Week from the day of Sale mark out the boundaries. of his Lot by fixing granite boundary posts, of not less than 9 inches square, at cach angle of the said Lot.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASER.

Memorandum that the person whose name is hereunder written has been declared the highest bidder for the Lot described in the foregoing Particulars of Sale and hereunder specified opposite to his said name and signature and does hereby agree to become the Lessee thereof under and subject to the foregoing Conditions of Sale and on his part to perform and abide by the said Conditions.

Number

Registry Number and

of Sale

Lot. Description of Lot Purchased.

Amount of Annual Rental. Premium at which

Purchased.

Signature of Purchaser.

No. 45.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The contract for scavenging the City of Victoria held by Au-Cheung-Li, of No. 8, Middle Street, Shek-Tong-Tsui having been cancelled, it is hereby notified that from the 1st of March proximo the above mentioned contract will be held during the remainder of the year 1876, by Lam-Tak-Wing, of No. 10, Queen Street.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1876.

No. 43.

Road.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 28th instant, for the repairs of Caine

The Specifications can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1876.

for the Colonial Secretary.

t

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1876.,

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Table of Meteorological Observations, taken at the Government Civil Hospital during the Month of January, 1876, is published for general information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1876.

By Command,

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY, 1876. 86 feet above mean low level of Spring Tides.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

WIND.

99

THERMOMETERS (Fahrenheit.)

DAY OF MONTH.

BAROMETER.

SELF REGISTERING

DAY OF WEEK.

ATTACHED IN SHADE.*

MAX.

MAX.

DIUR-

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

SUN,

BULB

IN

SUN, MIN. BULB ON Ex- GRASS.

VACUO. POSED.

NAL

RANGE,

IN

SHADE.

9 A.M. 3 P.M.

Min. Max. Noon.

Temp. at

DIURNAL

RANGE, BULB

EXPOSED.

HYGROMETER.

MIN.

IN SOIL,

DRY BULB IN WET BULBIN SHADE. SHADE.

G

HUMIDITY

COMPLETE SATURATION =100.

DEW POINT.

QUARTER.

0-10.

21 hours OUS 24 HOURS. IN MILES.

MOVE-

MENT

DURING

RAIN IN

INCHES

DURING

THE

PREVI-

CLOUD.

INCHES

DEEP.

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.

Saturday,

Sunday,

30.12

30.04

61.0

69.0

67.0

82.

78.

48.0

8.0

30.0

62.0

66.0 67.0

62.0

61.0

30.17

30.13

61.0

69.0

67.0

82. 78.

48.0

8.0

30.0

62.0 66.0

67.0 63.0

73.

62.0 83. 73.

73.

57.0

58.0

E.

215

60.6

58.0

E.

E.

195

3

Monday,

30.28

30.17

55.0

65.0

63.0

76. 74.

46.0

10.0

28.0 50.0

68.0

64.0

64.0

60.0 78.

77.

60.8

56.7 N.

N.

152

4

Tuesday,

30.28

30.10

5

Wednesday,

30.14

30.04

6: Thursday,

30.10

30.02

7 Friday,

30.05

29.95

8 Saturday,

30.00

29.98

9 Sunday,

30.04

29.96

10: Monday,

30.20

30.15

:

11 Tuesday,

30.25

30.18

12

Wednesday,

30.32

30.22

13

Thursday,

30.35

30.27

14

Friday,

30.30

30.19

15

Saturday,

30.25 30.13

16 Sunday,

30.17 30.10

17

Mondlay,

30.12

30.01

18 Tuesday,

30.05

29.98

19

Wednesday,

.30.12

30.04

20

Thursday,

30.15

30.06

21

Friday,

30.15

30.06

22

Saturday,

30.10

30.05

23

Sunday,

30.08

30.02

24

Monday,

30.05

29.98

25 Tuesday,

29.95

29.90

26

Wednesday,

30.10

30.04

27

Thursday,

30.22

30.10

28

Friday,

30.25

30.17

29

Saturday,

30.23

30.11

* This Thermometer has been broken and is not yet replaced.

56.0

64.0

61.0

75. 72.

47.0

8.0

25.0

57.0

60.0

61.0

56.0

57.0

76.

77.

52.5

53.5

E.

E.

144

0.02

+880

57.0

66.0

64.0

76. 73.

46.0 9.0

27.0

59.0 63.0

65.0 60.0

62.0

82.

83.

57.5

59.5

N.

E.

169

10

61.0 69.0

67.0

88. 79.

48.0

31.0

62.0

65.0

68.0

62.0

65.0

83.

83.

59.5

62.6

E.

E.

142

0.06

10

62.0

69.0

67.0

88.

81.

48.0

33.0

62.0 69.0

67.0

88.

81.

47.0

61.0 69.0 67.0

91.

87.

47.0

40.0 62.0

63.0 66.0 68.0 84.0 63.0 65.0 65.0 65.0 66.0

64.0 66.0

88.

$8.

62.4

64.4

Calm E.

129

63.0 63.0

88.

88.

61.4

61.4 N.

[E.

145

0.21

10

63.0

64.0 88.

88.

61.4

62.4 E.

E.

156

0.03

53.0 62.0 58.0

78. 75. 45.0

30.0 54.0

59.0 57.0

53.0 51.0 66.

65.

47.7

45.5 N.

N.

179

49.0

58.0

!

57.0

76. 72.

44.0

9.0

28.0

50.0

53.0

57.0

47.0

51.0 64.

65.

41.0

45.5

N.

N.

134

49.0

58.0

57.0

76.

72.

44.0

9.0

28.0

50.0

54.0

56.0

47.0

49.0

59.

60.

40.1

42.4 N.

N.

131

47.0

58.0 57.0

76.

72.

44.0

11.0 28.0

49.0

52.0

55.0

47.0

45.0

59.

56.

37.9

39.3 N.

N.E.

133

47.0

61.0

59.0

79.

71.

45.0

14.0

29.0

55.0

60.0

48,0

53.0

GO.

62.

41.3

46.8 IN.E.

S.

119

51.0

61.0

59.0

74.

79.

45.0

10.0

29.0

52.0

57.0

60.0 51.0

54,0 65.

66.

45.5

48.7 IN.E.

N.E.

127

55.0

65.0

63.0

81.

77.

46.0

10.0

31.0

56.0

59.0 65.0

55.0 61.0

76.

78.

51.4

57.7 N.E.

N.

115

56.0

65.0

63.0

81.

77.

46.0

9.0 31.0

57.0

59.0 61.0

55.0

56.0

76.

72.

51.4

51.7

E.

N.

129

56.0

68.0

66.0

86. 79.

47.0 12.0

32.0

57.0

63.0

67.0

59.0

62.0

77.

73.

55.6

58.0 IS.E.

S.E.

131

55.0 03.0

59.0

83.

8.0

47.0

32.0 57.0 57.0 59.0

52.0

54,0

70.

71.

47.4

49.5 S.

S.E.

152

54.0

64.0

60.0

85. 79.

47.0

10.0

32.0 56.0 58.0

61.0

53.0

56.0

71.

72.

48.5

51.7 S.

W.

196

54.0

64.0

60.0

85. 78.

47.0

10.0

31.0

56,0 56.0 61.0

52.0

50.0 75.

72.

48.2

51.7 N.

W.

239

51.0

59.0

61.0

78. 75.

44.0

10.0

31.0

52.0

56.0

59.0 51.0

53.0

70.

66.

40.3

47.7 N.

W.

212

51.0 63.0

60.0

82. 78.

45.0

12.0

33.0 52.0

56.0

60.0

51.0

55.0

70.

62.

46.3

49.0 N.

E.

268

0.20

53.0 62.0

59.0

77.

72.

9.0

44.0

28.0

55.0

57.0

57.0

54.0

54.0

81.

81.

51.2

51.2 E.

E.

259

0.49

10

10

54.0 63.0

60.0

86.

82.

44.0

9.0

38.0

55.0

60.0

61.0

57.0

58.0

82.

82.

54.4

55.4

W.

? .

246

10

42.0

52.0

49.0

69.

72.

41.0

10.0

28.0

44.0

47.0 48.0

42.0 43.0

67.

67.

36.4

37.5 IN.

W.

261

38.0 49.0

47.0

70.

68.

39.0 11.0

29.0

40.0

43.0

47.0

37.0

40.0

59. 56.

29.8

32.2 N.

N.

294

37.0: 50.0

48.0

71. 68.

39.0

13.0 29.0

39.0

49.0

53.0 42.0

43.0

55.0 53.0

76.

69.

41.0

12.0

28.0

44.0

49.0

46.0 54.0 44.0 48.0 67.

57.

59.

34.4

39.0 IN.

N.

231

64.

38.6

42.1

N.

E.

226

Sunday,

30.15

30.07

43.0

55.0

53.0

76.

69.

41.0

12.0

31

Monday,

30.10

30.02

51.0

59.0

57.0

79.

72. 45.0

8.0

28.0 44.0

52.0

27.0

51.0 55.0

56.0

47.0 49.0 74. 65.

42.8

43.2 E.

E.

279

58.0

51.0

52.0

70.

66.

46.3

46.6

N.E.

E.

262

???

Mean

30.15

30.07

52.6

62.0

59.7

79. 75.

45.0 9.6 30.2 53.7

57.7 63.6

53.1

55.1

80.

71.

49.2 56.0

186

1.01

Summary of January, 1875:-Mean Shade Temp.,

.57.8

Total Rain fall,

1874:-

59.5

""

>>

""

""

""

1873:-

58.0

>>

""

""

>>

""

""

1872:-

.60.1

1.01 inches. Rain fell on 0.33

1.47 ""

0.08

6 days.

"}

"}

99

""

""

>>

>>

""

""

""

1871:-

63.1

0.07 "}

"}

>>

>>

""

""

""

""

1870:-

.60.2

0.30 ""

3521O

75

>>

""

""

C. J. WHARRY, M.D.,

Superintendent.

""

"

"

""

>>

""

>>

39

100 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

POLICE NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given to LAU CHI, lately residing at 32, Lower Lascar Row, Victoria, in this Colony, that unless the goods left in the said house are claimed within 14 days, the same will be sold by Auction.

Central Police Office, 14th February, 1876.

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent of Police.

NOTICE. HONGKONG.

Cape Collinson Harbour Light.

Notice is hereby given, that a Harbour Light will be exhibited on Cape Collinson on and after March 1st next.

The illuminating apparatus is fixed Dioptric of the Sixth Order showing a white light on the following bearings, which are magnetic and taken from Seaward:

From N. 22° W. by East to S. 22° E.;

and showing a red light,-

From S. 22° E. by West to N. 22° W.

The focal plane of the light is 200 feet above mean sea level, and in clear weather it should be seen at a distance of 8 miles.

Ships making for Victoria Harbour, Hongkong, from the Northward and Eastward, by keeping the white light of Cape Collinson in sight, will avoid the Bokhara and Tathong Rocks, also the rocks outlying Sy Wan Bay.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 12th February, 1876.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 25th February, 1876.

Cruz, J. de la Chun Loong Cummings, Mrs. 1

Maria

Leong Weng

Choon

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1

1

Ngo Kuam Noack, C.

Paack, Ferd. J. 1 Pugno, Egidio 1 Profumo, Luis 1 Farker, Edward 1 Purdie, W. L. 1

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Rodrigues, Joana 1

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1

1

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1

A-Coo

1

Abdoollaly

1

Concei??o,

Ho Cheaw Chia 2

1

giolo

Lazerini, An-}

1

Abdoolhoosen

Chiong Siu

T.

Hagen, Capt. 1

Miura, Madme. 1 regd.

Begna, Mr. A. 3

Fat

Barr, C.

1

Chokshun

Harris, John S. 1 Harding, Mr.

Morris, II.

1

1

Pastor

1

Morrison

1

Santos, Marcelinot

Bembridge,

Malherbe,

Revd. E. R.

Dawes, George 4

Irons, Wm. C. F.1

Brunning,

Davis, W. B.

1

Capt. Thos.

4

Mousr. de Marks, F. W.

}

Pinto, Andr? C. 1

Such, II. J.

I

Petterson,

2

4

Sjomanen

Darling, D. N.

1

Jolinson, Mrs. A.1

Myer, Madme. R.1

l'aes, A. M.

1

Tiang Pean

I

Burlingame

Mun Kee

1

1

Dr. J. S. Band, C. W.

Civetta, J.

Favre, Clement 1

King, II. S.

1

Mun Hing

1

Fong Mow

Quan ( Hay

2

Wols, Louis

1

1

Kirkwood, Thos. 1

7

Medon, Monsr. 1

Warren, H.

Fenn, James

1 regd.

45

Lee Afoong, Mrs.1

Martin, Charles 1 Marks, D.

Rusk, Madme.

1

Wade, J. M.

1

1

Ryall, Mr.

1

Ward, John

2

Cruz, Manoel

Maria

}

Goddard, T.

1

Lee, E.

1

1

Ridshard, G.

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Gonzalez, Folipe

1

Lanthy, Mr.

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(Pilot)

Willes, T. R. 3

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Journal de S. Petersburg. Jersey Express General

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Australasian Sketcher.

Dog Diseases.

Daily Post.

Boletim do Governo.

Chemnitzer Tageblatt.

Chinese Sketches.

Indian and Colonial

La Sicilia Cattolica.

Die Gartenland.

Government Gazette.

Lincolnshire Gazette.

Erinelosch Zendingsblad. Krieger Zeitung.

London Society, (Christ-

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My Youth.

Metropolitan Terbernacle

Pulpit.

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Revue Universelle. Russian Papers.

Short Route to Australia.

Stettiner Zeitung. Sunday at Home.

The Frosty Caucasus. Trantenauer Wochen-

blatt.

Wesleyan Methodist Cs-

lendar, 1876.

Letters. Papers,

Letters. Papers.

Anazie

4

Corea

For Merchant Ships.

1 E. M. Young

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

Aldebaran Argonaut

4

Caroline

4

1

Luera Laju

1

Prince Louis 2

4

Star of China

1

1

Pearl, s.s.

1

Santer, s.s.

3

6

1

Calabar, s.s.

5

2

Formosa

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1

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1

Amedine

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1

Fealy

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11

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l'outu, s.s.

1

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4

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1

Alexander

Abbotsford

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1

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1

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19

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3

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Tyburnia Tung Shan

4

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lover of Bal-

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timore

Uda

2

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A

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1

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2

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4

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Rookwood

12

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1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH FEBRUARY,

For H. M. Ships.

Letters.

Letters.

Letters.

Audacious 15 (3 reg.) Egeria

1

Frolic

3 (2 reg.) Lapwing

1876.

101

Letters.

Letters.

Letters.

Thistle

1 (reg.)

Victor Emanuel 7

Detained for Postage.

Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu,

1 Letter.

Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson,

.1

""

Heard, Revd. C. M., Anoka, Minnesota,. Little, Miss Mary C., Norrvalk, Huron, Ohio, .......1

..1 Paper.

ALFRED LISTER,

General Post Office, Hongkong, 25th February, 1876.

Postmaster General.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 25TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

February 19

""

21

""

""

29

????

30.16

60

30.15

60

59

66

30.07

60

20

30.12

58.5

30.11

60.5

56.5

30.05

59

30.03

58

57.5

58

61

30.09

62

60

29.97

56

22

30.05

52

30.03

53.5

50

54

29.97

55

23

30.09

55

30.06

57

54.5

58

30.01

59.5

24

30.09

58

30.07

59.5

51

60

30.02

61

""

25

30.10

64.5

30.08

64.5

59

64.5

30.04

66

""

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

BAROMETER.

DATE.

IIYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO-

METER,

WINDS.

RAIN.

Self Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

In inches during the|

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

NOON. Dirn. P. Dirn. F.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F.

NOON.

1876.

Feb. 1928.26 28.30 28.28 28.23 28.23 55.0 53.0 52.0

"

""

52.5 51.0 53.0 64.0 E

20 28.26 28.29 28.27 28.21, 28.21 51.0 52.0 51.5 50.0 52.0 51.5 48.0 54.5 E

21 28.21 28.24 28.21 28.14 28.14 52.5 51.048.0 52.5 51.0 47.0 51.0 51.0 E

2228.20 28.21 28.19 28.14 28.16] 45.5 45.0 45.045.0 44.0 44.5 43.0 51.0 N

55,0

6 E

6

???

E

[22

6

0.00

?

5 ESE

4 ESE

4

0.00

2 NW

4 N

2

0.00

3 NW

3 NW

3

0.00

23 28.24 28.27 28.26′ 28.21 28.21 47.0 53.5 50.0 47.0 52.5 | 48.5 45.0 53.5 NE

3 NE

i

2 E

4

0.04

"

"1

2428.22 28.26′ 28.25 28.21 28.20, 48.5 52.0 51.5 48.0 51.5 51.0 48.0 54.0 (ESE

25/28.27 28.33 28.31 28.26 28.26 59.059.0 58.5 59.0 59.0 58.5 51.5 60.0 ESE

5 ESE

4 ESE

4

0.00

2 ESE

2 ESE

N

0.00

!

6 A.M., squally with close wet fog;

noon, cloudy, hazy.

Close wet fog throughout.

6 A.M., close wet fog; 5 P.M., openings

in fog.

6 A.M., overcast, with passing fog;

noon, fine, clear.

Rain during the past night; fine, cloudy, hazy throughout the day. 6 A.M., fine, cloudy, hazy; 4 P.M.,

close, wet fog.

6 A.M., overcast, with passing fog; 9

A.M., close wet fog.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEPOT.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

DATE.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

ΝΟΟΝ.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

GA.M.

'NOON

& P.M.

1876.

!

39

Feb. 19 30.05 30.05 30.07 29.98 30.00 61.5 61.5, G0.5 | 59.5 59.0 57.0 59.0 69.0 ENE

20 30.05 30.06 30.02 29.95 29.91 58.0 60.0 60.0 56.0 58.0 58.5 56.0 61.5 ENE

4 ENE | 5 E

2

"

21129.95 29.91 29.95 29.91 29.89 60.0 58.0:56.0 59.0 57.0 53.0 57.0 60.0 E

2 NW 1 NNE

:

??

!

,,

1

?

:

2229.98 29.97 29.95 29.89 29.90 52.0 54.0 55.5 50.0 51.0 52.0 50.0 59.0 N

! 2329.96 30.02 29.99 29.93 29.91 53.0 61.0 59.0 51.5 57.0 56.0 51.0 61.0 N

2429.97 30.00 30.00 29.95 29.93 58.5 60.0 60.0 56.0 57.0 59.0 56.0 61.5 ENE

3 NNW 1 NW

METER.

Self Registering.

Min. Max.

NOON.

WINDS.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

6 A.M.

6 P.M.

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

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

4 ENE 56 ENE 45 Overcast and misty throughout.

GA.M., cloudy and fine; noon, cloudy and fine; 6 P.M. i overcast and misty.

26 A.M., overcast and misty; noon, overcast with light

drizzle; 6 P.M., overcast.

2 Overcast and fine throughout.

?

:

1 Calm 0 E

2

Cloudy and fine throughout.

3

25 29.98 30.01 30.02 29.99 29.97 69.0 65,0 -63.0 62.0 63.5 62.5 59.0 65.0 | ENE

3 E

1 E

4 E

2

Cloudy and fine throughout.

1 WNW

1 Cloudy and fine; 6 P.M., overcast and misty.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH FEBRUARY,

For H. M. Ships.

Letters.

Letters.

Letters.

Audacious 15 (3 reg.) Egeria

1

Frolic

3 (2 reg.) Lapwing

1876.

101

Letters.

Letters.

Letters.

Thistle

1 (reg.)

Victor Emanuel 7

Detained for Postage.

Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu,

1 Letter.

Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson,

.1

""

Heard, Revd. C. M., Anoka, Minnesota,. Little, Miss Mary C., Norrvalk, Huron, Ohio, .......1

..1 Paper.

ALFRED LISTER,

General Post Office, Hongkong, 25th February, 1876.

Postmaster General.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 25TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

February 19

""

21

""

""

29

????

30.16

60

30.15

60

59

66

30.07

60

20

30.12

58.5

30.11

60.5

56.5

30.05

59

30.03

58

57.5

58

61

30.09

62

60

29.97

56

22

30.05

52

30.03

53.5

50

54

29.97

55

23

30.09

55

30.06

57

54.5

58

30.01

59.5

24

30.09

58

30.07

59.5

51

60

30.02

61

""

25

30.10

64.5

30.08

64.5

59

64.5

30.04

66

""

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

BAROMETER.

DATE.

IIYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO-

METER,

WINDS.

RAIN.

Self Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

In inches during the|

previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

NOON. Dirn. P. Dirn. F.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F.

NOON.

1876.

Feb. 1928.26 28.30 28.28 28.23 28.23 55.0 53.0 52.0

"

""

52.5 51.0 53.0 64.0 E

20 28.26 28.29 28.27 28.21, 28.21 51.0 52.0 51.5 50.0 52.0 51.5 48.0 54.5 E

21 28.21 28.24 28.21 28.14 28.14 52.5 51.048.0 52.5 51.0 47.0 51.0 51.0 E

2228.20 28.21 28.19 28.14 28.16] 45.5 45.0 45.045.0 44.0 44.5 43.0 51.0 N

55,0

6 E

6

???

E

[22

6

0.00

?

5 ESE

4 ESE

4

0.00

2 NW

4 N

2

0.00

3 NW

3 NW

3

0.00

23 28.24 28.27 28.26′ 28.21 28.21 47.0 53.5 50.0 47.0 52.5 | 48.5 45.0 53.5 NE

3 NE

i

2 E

4

0.04

"

"1

2428.22 28.26′ 28.25 28.21 28.20, 48.5 52.0 51.5 48.0 51.5 51.0 48.0 54.0 (ESE

25/28.27 28.33 28.31 28.26 28.26 59.059.0 58.5 59.0 59.0 58.5 51.5 60.0 ESE

5 ESE

4 ESE

4

0.00

2 ESE

2 ESE

N

0.00

!

6 A.M., squally with close wet fog;

noon, cloudy, hazy.

Close wet fog throughout.

6 A.M., close wet fog; 5 P.M., openings

in fog.

6 A.M., overcast, with passing fog;

noon, fine, clear.

Rain during the past night; fine, cloudy, hazy throughout the day. 6 A.M., fine, cloudy, hazy; 4 P.M.,

close, wet fog.

6 A.M., overcast, with passing fog; 9

A.M., close wet fog.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEPOT.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

DATE.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

ΝΟΟΝ.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

GA.M.

'NOON

& P.M.

1876.

!

39

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in its Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues- day, at Ten o'clock in the forencon.

In the Goods of-

By Order,

W. II. ALEXANDER, Registrar.

TONG QUANG, Passenger ex S. S. Hindostan,

from Penang,

HENG CHEW SZ-KI, Passenger ex S. S.

Stentor, from Singapore, WALDEMAR ALEXANDER THEODOR KRA- MER, late Master of the Siamese Barque Contest,

deceased.

NOTICE all other persons, to produce any

OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin,

    Wills or Codicils of the above named parties, de- ceased, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on Monday, the 28th day of February, A.D. 1876; 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 sach other person as the Court may think fit.

By the Court,

P. S. HUFFAM,

Dep. y Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

N

66

OTICE-KWAN HING TAI, alias KWAN

A-CHEONG, trading under the style of Sang Tai," having been adjudged Bankrupt. under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the Thurty-first day of January, A.D. 1876, is hereby required to surrender himself to Frederick Sowley Huffam, the Deputy Registrar of the said Court, at the first meeting of his Creditors, to be held before the said Deputy Registrar, on the Eight day of March, A.D. 1876, at Eleven the clock in the fore- noon of that day precisely, the Court House.

Messrs. Stephens and Holmes are the Solicitors acting in the Bankruptcy.

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At the first Meeting of Creditors the Deputy 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.

Notice is also hereby given to all Persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or that have any of his Effects, not to deliver the same but to the said Deputy Registrar.

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R. JAMES GREIG having been granted

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No. 2.

[L.S.] A. E. KENNEDY.

PROCLAMATION.

    By His Excellency SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

    Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through the Right Honourable The EARL OF CARNARVON, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 11 of 1875, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to provide for the more convenient administration of "The Extradition Acts, 1870 and 1873":

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

By His Excellency's Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 1st Day of March, 1876.

No. 3.

[L.S.] A. E. KENNEDY.

PROCLAMATION.

By His Excellency SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, Knight, Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through The Right Honourable The EARL OF CARNARVON, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:-

No. 14 of 1875, entitled—An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to provide a general Register of Marriages celebrated in Hongkong:

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

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 1st Day of March, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

104

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH MARCH, 1876.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 1 OF 1876.

FRIDAY, 7TH JANUARY, 1876.

PRESENT:

His Excellency Governor SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B.

The Honourable the Chief Justice (SIR JOHN SMALE).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary (JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN).

The Honourable the Attorney General (JOHN BRAMSTON).

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Treasurer (CHARLES MAY).

The Honourable HENRY LOWCOCK.

The Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK. The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE.

ABSENT:

The Honourable WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, on sick leave.

The Council meets this day at 2.30 P.M., by Special Summons.

The Minutes of the Meeting of Council held on Thursday, the 25th November, are read and confirmed. Before commencing proceedings, His Excellency presents a Testimonial from the Royal Humane Society to each of the two Messrs. TAUFERS, who have been previously requested to attend, as a recogni- tion of their gallant services in saving life on the morning succeeding the Typhoon of 1874. Excellency comments in terms of approbation upon the bravery and humanity of the two gentlemen.

Laid

The Messrs. TAUFERS are then permitted to retire.

His

His Excellency then causes to be read a Despatch from Mr. HERBERT, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, to the Foreign Office, relative to the action of the Chinese Revenue Cruisers, and points out the deep interest that it shows Lord Carnarvon to have taken in the endeavour to relieve the Colony from a long continued source of annoyance.

His Excellency further reads extracts from a despatch written by himself to the Colonial Office, and dated July, 1875, as also a letter addressed to His Excellency by Mr. WHITTALL, late of the Firm of Messrs. JARDINE MATHESON & Co., in which that gentleman endorses the policy which His Excellency has recommended as the best palliative to the evils complained of.

The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE then begs to thank His Excellency in the name of the Unofficial Members of Council for the pains which he had taken to bring this long vexed ques- tion to an issue, and concurs in the sentiments expressed by His Excellency with regard to the keen interest taken by Lord CARNARVON in the subject.

 Read a despatch from Lord CARNARVON conveying the gracious confirmation of Her Majesty to the Marriage Ordinance, No. 14 of 1875.

There are also read Despatches No. 61 of the 4th July, 1875, from Lord CARNARVON, and No. 98 of the 6th November, 1875, from the same source, replying to the strictures which Bishop RAIMONDI and other Roman Catholic Clergy had made upon the Marriage Ordinance, No. 4 of 1875, and the Ordinance No. 14 of 1875, which, in deference to their wishes, Lord CARNARVON had permitted to be substituted for the one originally passed.

His Excellency condemns the arrogant language of these letters in strong terms of disapprobation.

It is then moved by the Honourable the Chief Justice, Sir JOHN SMALE, and seconded by the Honourable the Colonial Secretary, Mr. AUSTIN, that the Protest of Bishop RAIMONDI be printed.

Carried nemine dissentiente.

upon the table an application from Bishop RAIMONDI for a vote of $3,000 to restore St. Joseph's

Church, which had been destroyed in the Typhoon of 1874.

It is moved by the Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE, and seconded by the Honourable HENRY Lowcock, that the consideration of this question be deferred to another day.

Consideration postponed accordingly.

The consideration of the Companies Ordinance Amendment Bill, which had been postponed from the

last Meeting of Council, is further postponed.

His Excellency adjourns the Council at 4 P.M., sine die.

Read and confirmed, this 28th Day of February, 1876.

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

Clerk of Councils.

A. E. KENNEDY,

Governor.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH MARCH, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

105

The following List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1876, as revised and amended by the Legislative Council, is published for general information.

By Command,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 28th February, 1876.

Hongkong to wit.

JURY LIST FOR 1876.

I. SPECIAL JURORS.

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

Clerk of Councils.

NAME IN FULL.

Andr?, Adolph

Barnes, Joseph Perrot Belilios, Emanuel Raphael Burrows, Silas Enoch

Champeaux, Guillaume de Cope, Herbert

Cordes, Johannes Friedrich Coughtrie, James Billington Coxon, Atwell

Dalrymple, Henry Liston Davis, Henry William Davis, James Kennard De Guign?, Christian

      Ede, Nathaniel Joseph Emory, George Bache Erdmann, Hermann C?sar

      Forbes, John Murray, Jr. Forrest, Thomas

Geary, Hobart Seymour Gibb, Hugh Bold

Grobien, Fritz

Hassell, John Gordon Talbot

Hoppius, Heinrich

H?bbe, Paul Gerhard

Jackson, Thomas

Kahn, Charles

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

Merchant, Melchers & Co.

Merchant, Holliday Wise & Co. Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace Merchant, Burrows & Co.

Agent, Messageries Maritimes Sub-Manager, HK. & Shanghai Bank Merchant, Pustau & Co. Secretary, Ch. Fire Insurance Co. Broker, Seymour Terrace

Merchant, Birley & Co. Merchant, Purdon & Co. Agent, North-China Insur. Co. Manager, Comptoir d'Escompte

Secretary, Union Insur. Society Agent, Pacific Mail Co. Merchant, Carlowitz & Co.

Merchant, Russell & Co. Acting Manager, Chartered Bank

Merchant, Olyphant & Co.

Merchant, Gibb Livingston & Co. Merchant, Sander & Co.

Merchant, Birley & Co.

Merchant, Siemssen & Co.

Merchant, Siemssen & Co.

NAMES IN FULL.

Karberg, Peter Kerr, Charles Morland

Landstein, William Rudolph Linstead, Theophilus Gee Lyall, Robert

McIver, Alexander

Nelson, Horace Harrington Newton, Alexander Nicaise, Hippolyte

Overbeck, Gustave, Baron de

Parker, Charles Edward Pomeroy, Samuel Wyllys

Remedios, Jo?o Henrique dos Remedios, Jos? Antonio dos Romano, Agostinho Guilherme Rozario, Marcos Calisto do Ruttonjee, Dhuujeebhoy

Sandeman, Robert Hill Sassoon, Frederick David Scott, James Henry Squier, Enston John Strack, Adolph Lebrecht Suenson, Albert

Tobin, Edward

Act. Chief Manager, HK. & S'hai Bank | Walker,

Merchant, Reiss & Co.

Robert

Williamson, Thomas Gibb Wilson, Wilberforce

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

Merchant, Arnhold Karberg & Co. Manager, Oriental Bank

Merchant, Landstein & Co. Merchant, Queen's Road Merchant, Norton & Co.

Superintendent, P. & O. Co.

Manager, Chartered Mecantile Bank Manager, Gas Works

Merchant, Borneo Company

Merchant, Pedder's Hill

Merchant, Heard & Co.

Merchant, Russell & Co.

Merchant, J. J. dos Remedios & Co. Merchant, Remedios & Co.

Merchant, 16, Gough Street.

Merchant, Rozario & Co. Merchant, Pottinger Street

Manager, National Bank

Merchant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co. Merchant, Butterfield & Swire Superintendent, East. Ext. Tel. Co. Merchant, Deetjen & Co.

Superintendent, G. N. Telegr. Co.

Merchant, Gilman & Co.

Merchant, Gough Street

Merchant, Adamson Bell & Co. Civil Engineer, Queen's Road

II. COMMON JURORS.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS,

A

Addyman, Robert Fawcett

Agabeg, Avietick Lazar, Jr. Ahlman, Jens Anton

Aitken, Alexander Gueddes

Alabor, Johannes

Alford, Edward Fleet

Alford, Robert Gervase

Allchin, Harry Alfred

Allison, James

Alon?o, Vicente

Anthony, Elisha Dunbar Arnold, Thomas

Arthur, William Monarch Burnside Ashton, Samuel

Azevedo, Fulgencio Hilario de

B

Baar, Carl Franz Jacob

Baffey, George Washington Bailie, Henry Clery

Bain, William Neish

Baird, John Vincent Bamsey, William Sydney Barowski, C?sar Robert Barretto, Jo?o Antonio, Jr. Barretto, Leopoldo Francisco Barros, Francisco Jorge Bastos, Hermenegildo Maria Battles, William Ward Beart, Edward

Assistant, HK. & Whampoa Dock Co.

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Broker, Staunton Street

Engineer, West Point Factory

Merchant, Meyer Alabor & Co.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Surveyor, Club Chambers

Assistant, Chartered Mercantile Bank Assistant, Novelty Iron Works

Assistant, Gas Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co. Bookkeeper, Queen's Road Schoolmaster, Diocesan Home Master Mariner, Lapraik & Co. Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Teacher, Peel Street

Assistant, Pacific Mail Co. |Manager, Novelty Iron Works

Engineer, Ice Co. Assistant, Falconer & Co. Assistant, Gas Co.

Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. [Assistant, Oriental Bank Assist..nt, Oriental Bank Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Merchant, Queen's Road Secretary, Hongkong Club

B (Continued.)

Beaton, James

Bentivigni, Clemens Adolph von

Bernhard, Robert

Beveridge, Archibald

Black, James

Blaikie, David

Blackwell, Richard

Bleecker, Alexander

Blogg, John Amos

Bluhm, Conrad Hermann

Boffey, William

Assistant, Sugar Refinery Assistant, Vogel Hagedorn & Co. Ship Broker, Heinemann & Co. Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co,

Manager, Sayle & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Carpenter, Battery Road

Assistant, Sailors' Home

Bobers, Wilhelm Emil Wolfgang von Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Bohlschau, Paul Julius Edward Botelho, Antonio Alexandrino Botelho, Francisco Sales Bottomley, Charles David Bowler, Thomas Ide Boyes, Frederick

Braddon, Henry Edward Britto, Alexandre de Britto, Carlos Antonio de Britto, Jos? de Brockat, John Brown, David

Brunckhorst, Emil Gottfried Burjorjce, Cursetjee Buschmann, Rudolph Buse, Johann Bernhard Bush, Lafayette Langsdale Byrne, John

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.

Assistant, Schellhass & Co.

Assistant, Adamson Bell & Co.

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Assistant, Lapraik & Co.

Broker, 50, Mosque Street

Assistant, Deetjeen & Co.

Broker, Hongkong Hotel

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Old Bailey Street

Assistant, West Point Factory

Assistant, HK. & Whampoa Dock Co. Wellington Street

Assistant, Schellhass & Co.

Assistant, Tata & Ca.

Assistant, Schellhass & Co.

Assistant, Peil & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co,

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

106

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH MARCH, 1876.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS,

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

C

Caldwell, Charles Francis Campos, Eduardo Pereira de Carvalho, Marcos Antonio de Chart, Arthur

Chastel, Edward Charles Chater, Catchick Paul Chater, Theophilus Cheyne, Arthur

Clipperton, Henry James Cohen, Charles Coleman Cohen, Henry

Colla?o, Leonardo Francisco

Augusto

 Collings, Clarence Edward Cook, Jesse

Cope, Augustus Edward Costa, Jos? Phillippe da Costa, Polycarpo Antonio da Cox, James Henry Cox, John Samuel Crawford, David Robert Fenton Crawford, Henry Croker, John William Cruickshank, William Crutch, Sydney John Cruz, Evaristo da Cullen, James Gourlay

D

 D'Almeida, Isidoro Antonio D'Almeida, Jos? D'Almeida, Jos? Maria Danenberg, Carlos

Darby, William Homfray Fuller Degenaer, Frederick

Deneke, Carl Theodor

De Russett, William

De Souza, Marcellino Detmers, Wilhelm

Dickie, Henry

Dittmer, Friedrich Christian

Dolan, William

Donald, Thomas

Dorabjee Nowrojec Doral, Phillip Robert

Dorrinek, Johannes Julius Dougal, William

Driscoll, John James

Driscoll, Thomas Nathaniel Duncan, Robert

Dunn, William Edward Henry

E

Edwards, William Cochran Elwell, Francis Flagg Emanuel, Joseph Moses Espantoso, Antonio

Everett, Henry

F

Fairbairn, John

Falconer, Matthew

Farrell, Edwin

Feibel, Charles

Assistant, Chartered Mer. Bank Assistant, P. & O. Co. Assistant, Turner & Co. Manager, Victoria Foundry Merchant, Wyndham Street Broker, 17, Caine Road Broker, 17, Caine Road Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Eastern Extention Tel. Co. Broker, 49, Wyndham Street Merchant, 49, Wyndham Street

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes Assistant, Lembke & Co. Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Secretary, HK., C. & M. Steam-boat Assistant, Turner & Co.

Storekeeper, Lane Crawford & Co. Storekeeper, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, Novelty Iron Works Assistant, Sugar Refinery Assistant, Reiss & Co. Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co. Superintendent, Steam Bakery

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Comptoir d'Escompte Assistant, Reiss & Co. Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co. Merchant, Zetland Street Assistant, Pustau & Co. Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, HK. & W. Dock Co.

Assistant, R?decker & Co. Manager, Sugar Refinery Assistant, Sander & Co.

Storekeeper, McEwen Frickel & Co. Assistant, Gas Works Manager, Hongkong Hotel

Assistant, W. K. Hughes

Assistant, Schellhass & Co. Assistant, Chartered Bank Assistant, T. N. Driscoll Clothier, 47, Queen's Road Castle Road

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.

Assistant, Patent Slip Dock Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Shipwright, Spratt & Co. Agent, Staunton Street Photographer, Wyndham Street

Storekeeper, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, G. Falconer & Co. Assist., Lammert Atkinson & Co. Assistant, Comptoir D'Escompte

Figueiredo, Henrique Caetano Victor Assistant, Heard & Co.

Figueiredo,Jos? Miguel Victor de [de Broker, Staunton Street

Fischer, Gustav

Flemming, Leopold

Foster, Frederick Thomas Pearce Fowles, Thomas William

Fox, John Young

Freire, Francisco

Assistant, Meyer Alabor Co. Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Assistant, Birley & Co.

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Assistant, Sugar Refinery

Assistant, T. G. Linstead

C

Galy, Jean

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes

Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co.

Co.

C (Continued.)

Grossmann, Christian Friedrich Grote, Max. Carl Johann Guedes, Florindo Duarte Guedes, Jos? Maria, Jr. Gutierrez, Adelino Oscar Gutierrez, Jocelyn Antonio Gutterrez, Gregorio Jeronimo

H

Haden, Charles Sydenham Hall, Thomas Hallowell, Thomas Hancock, Alfred

Hancock, Sydney

Hanlon, Joseph Martin

Hartmann, Julius

IIauschild, Louis

Hauschild, Richard Hawes, James Edward Head, Francis Somerville Heermann, Carl Henderson, Fullarton Henderson, William Herbst, Edward Hertz, Alfred Gustav

Ileuermann, Friederich Wilhelm Heyde, Oscar von de Hind, John

Hockmeyer, Friedrich Holmes, George

Hook, Thomas Richard Seppings Horgan, John Francis Hughes, John Robert Hughes, Samuel

Hughes, William Kerfoot Humby, John

Humphreys, William Griffiths Hunter, Alfred Carroll Hyndman, Henrique

Jack, John

J

James, Horatio Gay Jameson, James Nelson

Jenkins, Thomas Osgood Summers Jesus, Jo?o Antonio de Jesus, Joaquim Victor de Johannes, Stephen Paul Johnson, George Frederick Jones, John Charles Dwaffyd Jordan, Paul

Jorge, Acurcio

Jorge, Francisco Jos? Vicente Just, Hermann Zadick Juster, John

Katz, Charles Keating, James

Kees, Otto

Keiser, Jules

Keller, John

Keller, William Kennedy, John

|Merchant, Queen's Road

Assistant, Melchers & Co. Assistant, Guedes & Co. Auctioneer, Guedes & Co.

Assistant, China Fire Insurance Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, National Bank

Assistant, Gilman & Co.

Merchant, Butterfield & Swire Innkeeper, Star Tavern Broker, Seymour Road Broker, Seymour Road

Teacher, Hollywood Road Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Assistant, German Consulate

Assistant, Meyer Alabor & Co.

Assistant, Eastern Extention Tel. Co.

Secretary, Victoria Fire Ins. Co.

Assistant, Gaupp & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Accountant, National Bank

Storekeeper, Heuermann Herbst & Co. Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.

Storekeeper, Heuermann Herbst & Co.

Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Draper, Thompson & Hind Assistant, Sienissen & Co. Broker, Pedder's Hill

Shipping Agent, Praya Agent, Tudor Co.

Assistant, Ch. Mercantile Bank

Assistant, Reiss & Co.

Broker, Gough Street

Innkeeper, Empire Tavern

Assistant, McEwen Frickel & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co.

Assistant, Sugar Refinery

Proprietor, Hongkong Distillery Co. Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Assistant, Heard & Co.

Assistant, Turner & Co.

Assistant, HK. & W. Dock Co.

Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, East. Ext. Telegraph Co. Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Broker, German Club

Innkeeper, Liverpool Arms

K

Assistant, Deetjen & Co.

Khumbata, Pestonjee Eduljee Kir, Hans

Kirby, William

Kneebone, George Ashwall Kock, Christian

Koss, Friedrich Wilhelm

Krebs, Carl

Kruse, Johann Carl

Assistant, Driscoll & Co.

Assistant, Hesse & Co.

Watchmaker, Gaupp & Co.

Assistant, Sailors' Home

Assistant, Hongkong Distillery

Assistant, Williams' Stables

Merchant, Tata & Co.

Merchant, Club Chambers

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Broker, Wanchai

Innkeeper, City of Hamburg Inn Clothier, Koss & Co.

Merchant, Melchers & Co.

Storekeeper, Kruse & Co.

Engineer, Ice Company

Kuhlmann, Carl Theodor Henry Storekeeper, Kruse & Co. Kyle, John

Georg, Erich

George, Edward

Gillies, David

Glover, Thomas Gibson

Goldsmith, Benjamin Gomes, Augusto Jos? Gomes, Francisco d'Assis

Gomes, Jo?o Baptista, Jr. Gomes, Marmeto Antonio Gonsalves, Constancio Joaquim Goosmann, Johann Nicolaus

Gorham, Charles Leary Grant, David Brown Grant, John

Green, Thomas

Greig, James

Lamke, Johannes

L

Secretary, HK. & Whampoa Dock Co. Lammert, George Reinhold

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Frazar & Co.

Merchant, Brand?o & Co.

Merchant, Brand?o & Co.

Merchant, Brand?o & Co.

Assistant, HK. & Whampoa Dock Co. Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Assistant, Melchers & Co. Assistant, P. M. S. S. Co.

Assistant, Chartered Bank

Assistant, Lapraik & Co.

Suptdg. Engineer, P. & 0. Co.

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Lancken, Fritz

Lapsley, William

Laurence, Joseph Ledbury, John Legge, William

Leitch, Robert McRechnie Lembke, Justus Peter Lentz, William Henry Levy, Alexander

Lewis, Arthur James Leys, Ferdinand Liddell, Archibald

Liddell, James Gilmour

Assistant, Blackhead & Co. Storekeeper, Pedder's Wharf

Merchant, Pustau & Co. Assistant, Sugar Refinery Assistant, Sugar Refinery Gunner, P. & O. Co. Assistant, Russell & Co.

North-China Insurance Company

Merchant, Justus Lembke & Co.

Assistant, Stag Hotel

Assistant, Landstein & Co.

Assistant, China Fire Insur. Co.

Carpenter, Patent Slip

Engineer, HK. & Whampoa Dock Co,

Assistant, IIK. & Whampoa Dock Co.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH MARCH, 1876.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS,

NAME IN FULL.

107

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

L (Continued.)

Lilley, Elijah

Lima, Jos? Maria d'Oliveira Lindsley, Joha

Love, Andrew Napier Loxley, William Richard Lutkens, Ludwig Siegmund Luz, Januario Antonio da

M

MacDonald, John Maclean, Hector Coll Maclchose, James Henry Mallory, Laurence Manger, Alfred Thomas Manson, William Mathisen, Wilhelmn

May, Alfred John

MeBain, George McCallum, John

McConachie, Alexander

McCulloch, David

MeLeod, Joseph

McMillan, Matthew

McNab, Jehu

Me Nulty, John

Melbye, Emil

Mendel, Louis

     Meyenberg. Victor Louis Meyer, Adolph Emile

Meyerink, Hermann Friedrich Middleton, William Nixon Millar, Andrew

Miller, Augustus

Mitchell, James

Mody, Hormusjee Nowrojec Moir, Alexander Moore, Edward

     Moore, William Henry Moore, William Porter Morgan, Charles Henry Morgan, William Mostyn Morris, Alfred George Morrison, Alexander Morrison, James Kennedy Mosely, John Alexander Moss, Dominick

Muncherjee, Dadabhoy Monday, Nelson

N

Clothier, Lyndhurst Terrace Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co. Merchant, Frazar & Co.

| Assistant, Broadbear Anthony & Co.

Assistant, Sayle & Co. Assistant, Pustau & Co. Assistant, Olyphant & Co..

Shipwright, Praya West Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Landstein & Co. Assistant, Burrows & Co. Merchant, Lapraik & Co. [Assistant, G. N. Telegraph Co.

Assistant, F. Degenzer Teacher, St. Paul's College Broker, Gough Street Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, McEwen Frickel & Co. Assistant, Turner & Co.

Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co. Assistant, Sugar Refinery Assistant, HK, & Shanghai Bank Innkeeper, British Hotel. Assistant, II. Ki?r

Merchant, Arnhold Karberg & Co. Assistant, Gaupp & Co. Merchant, Meyer Alabor & Co. Assistant, Meyer Alabor & Co. |Broker, Club Chambers

Plutaber, 1, Queen's Road East Assistant, P. & O. Co. Assistant, Inglis & Co.

Broker, Graham Street

Carpenter, IIK. & W. Dock Co. Assistant, Union Insur. Society Storekeeper, Lammert Atkinson & Co. Hair Dresser, Queen's Road Broker, Club Chambers Broker, Pedder's Hill

Broker, The Hermitage, Caine Road Assistant, Sugar Refinery Assistant, Oriental Bank Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co. Merchant, West Point

Merchant, Franjee Hormusjee & Co. Assistant, Sayle & Co.

R

R?decker, Richard Hermann Rapp, Fritz

Rathbone, William Raven, Ernst August Ray, Edward Constant Ray, William Henry Raynal, Gustave

Rech, Wilhelm Ludwig Martin Reddie, Arthur Campbell Redmond, Daniel James Remedios, Alexandre Antonio dos Remedios, Alexandrino Francisco dos Remedios, Demetrio Antonio dos Remedios, Filomeno Antonio dos Remedios, Francisco Jos? dos Remedios, Geraldo dos Remedios, Jeronymo Miguel dos Reuter, Ernst Ludwig Rhodes, Percival

Ribeiro, Alfredo Vicira Ribeiro, Athanazio Francisco Roberts, James Hackett Robinson, John

Rodarz, Gottfried Carl Friedrich Rogers, Frederick Robert

Rose, Edward

Rose, Thomas Isaac Ross, William

Roza, Antonio Braz da Roza, Daniel da

Roza, Jos? Francisco Campos da Roza, Maximiano Maria Campos Rozario, Luiz Antonio do Ruttmann, Johanu Alexander

Heinrich

S?, Francisco de

S

Sands, George Underhill Sapoorjee, Eduljec Sassoon, Edward Elias Sassoon, Meyer Elias

Merchant, Radecker & Co.

Storekeeper, Blackhead & Co. Assistant, Falconer & Co.

Assistant, Sander & Co.

Shipbroker, Pedder Street

Secretary, China Traders' Insurance Co.

Merchant, Stanley Street

Assistant, Gaupp & Co.

Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co.

Assistant, Easton & Co.

Assistant, J.J. dos Remedios & Co. Assistant, Lapraik & Co. Assistant, Rozario & Co. Assistant, Union Insurance Society Assistant, Lapraik & Co. Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, J. J. dos Remedios & Co. Assistant, Pustan & Co. Assistant, Sassoon & Co.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Borneo Company Assistant, Gilman & Co. Broker, Morrison Hill

Secretary, Club Germania

Assistant, Lammert Atkinson & Co.

Innkeeper, Oriental Hotel

Assistant, Borneo Company

Assistant, Falconer & Co.

Assistant, Birley & Co.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Birley & Co.

da Assistant, Birley & Co.

Sayle, Boardinan Broadhead Dalton Schmacker, Bernhard Philipp Schmidt, Hermann Carl Schmidt, William August Fer-

dinand

Assistant, Pacific Mail Company

Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co.

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Marine Superintendent Assistant, P. & O. Co. |Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Assistant, Sayle & Co. Assistant, Carlowitz & Co. Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co.

Gun-maker, Peel Street Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Schultz, Hermann Wilhelm M?nster Assistant, Wieler & Co.

Sehriever, Wilhelm

Schuster, Jacob Fritz

Scott, Robert

Steward, Sailors' Home

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Nazer, John Stewart

Nelson, Reginald

Nicholson, George Hansen Noble, John

Notley, Walter Hyde Nunn, Charles Faulkner

Olson, John

Oxley, Edward Hayes Ozorio, Candido Antonio Ozorio, Candido Julio ?zorio, Carlos Francisco

P

Page, Owen Edward

Parker, Thomas Daniel Cox

Pascoal, Jo?o Pedro

Peil, Fritz

Pereira, Alfredo Maria da Roza

Assistant, Inglis & Co.

Assistant, K. & Shanghai Bank Assistant, Great Northra Tel. Co. Assistant, Falconer & Co. Merchant, Stanley Street Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co.

Proprietor, National Tavern Assist, II K. & Shanghai Bank Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Baron de Overbeck Assistant, Borneo Company

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Assistant, Gas Company Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co. Merchant, Pedder's Wharf Assistant, Pacific Mail

Pereira, Antonio Louren?o Gonsalves Assistant, National Bank

Pereira, Ignacio Pires

Permewan, Richard Tremayne Petersen, Peter

Peterson, Christian Frederick

William

Peterson, Emil Bernhard

Plac?, Filomeno Louren?o

Plac?, Jos? Louren?o Pereira Poesnecker, Lorenz Polishwalla, Merwanjee Byramjee Poulsen, Emile August Pustau, Wilhelm Carl Engelbrecht

von

Quin, John

Q

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Innkeeper, Royal Oak

Innkeeper, German Tavern Assistant, Great Northern Tel. Co. Assistaut, Comptoir d'Escompte Assistant, P. & O. Co, Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co. Broker, Peel Street Assistant, G. N. Telgr. Co.

Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.

Scott, William Lackland Seimund, Carl Heinrich Sewell, Thomas Widiam Sharp, Granville Shaw, John Yardley Vernon

heppard, Herbert Sherwood, Charles Smith Sicbs, Nicolaus August Silva, Emiliano Maria da Silva, Ernesto Estev?o da Silva, Jos? Pedro Nolasco da Silva, Miguel Antonio da Silva, Polidoro Francisco da Simonis, Hugo

Slater, Harry George Smith, Alexander Findlay Smith, Andrew Smith, Charles Vincent Smith, Edward Underhill Smith, Henry Smith, Henry

Smith, James Bradlee Smith, John Grant Smith, John Henry Smuth, Peter

Smith. Stuart

Solomon, Raphael Jacob Southam, John

Souza, Antonio Jos? da Silva e Souza, Jo?o Jos? da Silva e Souza, Miguel de Spratt, William Bolton Stacl, Leonhard

Stanford, Benjamin Robert Stanford, George Alfred Steil, Friedrich Richard Stevens, Jacob

Steward, John Stewart, George

Stockhausen, Francis Walde-

mar George von

Assistant, Victoria Foundry

Storekeeper, Broadbear Anthony & Co.

Assistant, McEwen Frickel & Co.

|Broker, Bank Buildings

Assistant, A. McG. Heaton Assistant, Peil & Co.

Broker, Hongkong Hotel Assistant, Siemssen & Co. Assistant, Oriental Bank Assistant, Sugar Refinery Broker, Peel Street

Assistant, Chartered Mercantile Bank Assistant, Taylor & Thompson Assistant, Pustau & Co. Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Storekeeper, McEwen Frickel & Co.

Assistant, Falconer & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Accountant, HK. & Shanghai Bank.

Assistant, K. & W. Dock Co.

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Storekeeper, McEwen Frickel & Co.

Storekeeper, Blackhead & Co.

Boarding, H.keeper, Queen's Rd.

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co.

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Printer, De Sonza & Co.

Printer, De Souza & Co.

Assistant, Union Insurance Society Shipwright, Praya East Merchant, Hesse & Co.

Shipwright, Praya East

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.

Broker, Heinemann & Co.

Assistant, Dock Co.

[Boarding, H.keeper, Queen's Road

Assistant, Dock Co.

Hotelkeeper, Oriental Hotel

108

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH MARCH, 1876.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

Taufer, Edward

Taufer, George

T

Taylor, Charles Smith Taylor, Henry Howard Terry, James William Thomson, Charles Edward Thompson, George Mortimer Thompson, William James Thornton, Edward Parry Turner, Joseph James

V

Vaucher, Albert Emile

Vinton, William

Vogel, Charles

Vogel, Emile Ernst William

Assistant, HK. Fire Insurance Co. Assistant, IIK. Fire Insurance Co. Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Oriental Bank Teacher, Hollywood Road Assistant, National Bank Merchant, Taylor & Thompson Clothier, Queen's Road Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire

Broker, Queen's Road

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Vogel Hagedorn & Co. Merchant, Vogel Hagedorn & Co.

Wai Kwong

W

Wasserfall, Alexander Welsh, David

Wemyss, John Leith Wheeler, William White, John Robinson Wicking, Harry Wieler, Oscar Wilhelm Williams, James

Witte, Peter August Edward Wohlters, Andreas Wong Shing

Woodford, James Daniel

| Woodin, Edward Littlefield

Woonwalla, Rustomjee Sapoorjee

Y

Young, Alexander Young, George Graham Bell

Comprador, Ch. Mercantile Bank Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Assistant, Easton & Co.

Manager, IIK. Distillery

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Innkeeper, Stag Hotel

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.

Merchant, Wieler & Co.

Proprietor, Horse Repository

Assistant, Pustau & Co. Proprietor, British Inn Merchant, 7, Peel Street

Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Assistant, P. & O). Co.

Merchant, R. Dhunjeebhoy & Co.

Shipwright, HK. & W. Dock Co. Assistant, Birley & Co.

M. S. TONNOCHY, Sheriff.

Revised, corrected, and the Special Jurors designated by the Legislative Council, this 28th day of February, 1876.

II. ERNEST WODEHOUSE, Clerk of Councils.

No. 47.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency the Governor is pleased to appoint provisionally, and until Her Majesty's pleasure may be known, F. S. HUFFAM, Esquire, to be Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court, vice ALEXANDER, deceased.

Appointment to date from the 10th ultimo.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1876.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency the Governor is pleased to appoint JOHN GERRARD, Esquire, to be Deputy Registrar of Marriages under Ordinance No. 14 of 1875.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1876.

No. 49.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   It is hereby notified that J. R. G. HEARN, Esquire, Fourth Master at the Central School, has been suspended from his Office, pending reference to the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1876.

No. 50.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor is pleased to appoint provisionally, and until further notice, SAMUEL BARFF, Esquire, to be Valuator, vice A. R. MADAR.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 3rd March, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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108

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH MARCH, 1876.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

Taufer, Edward

Taufer, George

T

Taylor, Charles Smith Taylor, Henry Howard Terry, James William Thomson, Charles Edward Thompson, George Mortimer Thompson, William James Thornton, Edward Parry Turner, Joseph James

V

Vaucher, Albert Emile

Vinton, William

Vogel, Charles

Vogel, Emile Ernst William

Assistant, HK. Fire Insurance Co. Assistant, IIK. Fire Insurance Co. Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Oriental Bank Teacher, Hollywood Road Assistant, National Bank Merchant, Taylor & Thompson Clothier, Queen's Road Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire

Broker, Queen's Road

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Vogel Hagedorn & Co. Merchant, Vogel Hagedorn & Co.

Wai Kwong

W

Wasserfall, Alexander Welsh, David

Wemyss, John Leith Wheeler, William White, John Robinson Wicking, Harry Wieler, Oscar Wilhelm Williams, James

Witte, Peter August Edward Wohlters, Andreas Wong Shing

Woodford, James Daniel

| Woodin, Edward Littlefield

Woonwalla, Rustomjee Sapoorjee

Y

Young, Alexander Young, George Graham Bell

Comprador, Ch. Mercantile Bank Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Assistant, Easton & Co.

Manager, IIK. Distillery

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Innkeeper, Stag Hotel

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.

Merchant, Wieler & Co.

Proprietor, Horse Repository

Assistant, Pustau & Co. Proprietor, British Inn Merchant, 7, Peel Street

Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Assistant, P. & O). Co.

Merchant, R. Dhunjeebhoy & Co.

Shipwright, HK. & W. Dock Co. Assistant, Birley & Co.

M. S. TONNOCHY, Sheriff.

Revised, corrected, and the Special Jurors designated by the Legislative Council, this 28th day of February, 1876.

II. ERNEST WODEHOUSE, Clerk of Councils.

No. 47.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency the Governor is pleased to appoint provisionally, and until Her Majesty's pleasure may be known, F. S. HUFFAM, Esquire, to be Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court, vice ALEXANDER, deceased.

Appointment to date from the 10th ultimo.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1876.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency the Governor is pleased to appoint JOHN GERRARD, Esquire, to be Deputy Registrar of Marriages under Ordinance No. 14 of 1875.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1876.

No. 49.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   It is hereby notified that J. R. G. HEARN, Esquire, Fourth Master at the Central School, has been suspended from his Office, pending reference to the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1876.

No. 50.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor is pleased to appoint provisionally, and until further notice, SAMUEL BARFF, Esquire, to be Valuator, vice A. R. MADAR.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 3rd March, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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No. 51.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH MARCH, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

109

     Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 20th instant, for the erection of a Powder Magazine at Stone Cutters' Island.

The Specification and Plans can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1876.

No. 52.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

The following Notice to Mariners, received from the Admiralty, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

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. 187.] JAPAN-NIPON.

GULF OF Yedo.

Alteration in Joka Sima Light.

The Japanese Government has given Notice, that on and after 15th November 1875, the following alteration would be made in the colour of the light on Joka Sima, namely:--

The light would be changed from a fixed white light to a fixed green light of the same order, and would be visible over an are of 309° or between the bearings of N.W. W. through cast to W.

by S. The light would be seen from the same distance as formerly, namely 9 miles.

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 3° Westerly in 1875.] By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 28th December 1875.

FRED?. J. EVANS, Hydrographer.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Nipon island, No. 2347; Kii channel to Yedo, No. 996; Yedo gulf and harbour, No. 2657; Also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, East Indies, China, Japan, &c. for 1875, No. 211; and China Sea Directory, Vol. IV., page 179.

"THE MARRIAGE ORDINANCE, 1875." [SECTION VII.]

I hereby give Notice, that in accordance with Section VI of the above Ordinance, His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to license the following places for the Celebration of Marriages, viz. :-

St. John's Cathedral, Victoria.

St. Peter's Church, Praya West.

St. Stephen's Church, Tai-ping Sh?n.

Union Church, Staunton Street.

Berlin Foundling House Chapel "Bethesda," High Street.

Basel Mission Chapel, Third Street, Sai Ying-p?n.

The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Wellington Street. The Church of St. Francis Xavier, St. Francis Street.

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1876.

No. 45.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

M. S. TONNOCHY, Acting Registrar General.

    The contract for scavenging the City of Victoria held by Au-Cheung-Li, of No. 8, Middle Street, Shek-Tong-Tsui having been cancelled, it is hereby notified that from the 1st of March proximo the above mentioned contract will be held during the remainder of the year 1876, by Lam-Tak-Wing, of No. 10, Queen Street.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

DATE.

1876.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH MARCH, 1876.

NOTICE. HONGKONG.

Cape Collinson Harbour Light.

111

Notice is hereby given, that a Harbour Light will be exhibited on Cape Collinson on and after March 1st next.

     The illuminating apparatus is fixed Dioptric of the Sixth Order showing a white light on the following bearings, which are magnetic and taken from Seaward:

From N. 22° W. by East to S. 22° E.;

and showing a red light,—

;

From S. 22° E. by West to N. 22° W.

     The focal plane of the light is 200 feet above mean sea level, and in clear weather it should be seen at a distance of 8 miles.

Ships making for Victoria Harbour, Hongkong, from the Northward and Eastward, by keeping the white light of Cape Collinson in sight, will avoid the Bokhara and Tathong Rocks, also the rocks outlying Sy Wan Bay.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 12th February, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 3RD MARCH, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

meter.

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter. meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

February 26

30.15

58

30.12

58

57.5

65

30.09

60

27

30.10

60

30.10

62

57

59

30.05

62

""

28

30.08

58.5

30.04

59

57

59.5

29.97

59

"7

29

30.02

59

29.97

59

57

59

29.95

58

""

March 1

30.10

58.5

30.07

60

56.5

60

30.02

60

2

30.13

59

30.10

58

56.5

60

30.06

58

""

30.19

57

30.14

57

55.5

58

30.11

57.5

"?

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

BAROMETER.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

'NOON

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

WET BULB,

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

WINDS.

RAIN.

Min. Max.

NOON.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 P.M.

F.

NOON.

Feb. 26 28.30 28.34 28.29 28.24 28.24 53.0 54.5 51.0 53.0 54.0 51.0 53.0 59.0 E

Co

3

E

4 E

4

0.00

!

""

27 28.26, 28.29, 28.28, 28.24 28.24 52.052.5 53.0 52.0 52.0 53.0 50.0 54.5

E

4 E

4 E

3

0.00

Do.

Close wet fog throughout.

do.

""

28 28.24 28.26 28.23 28.17 28.16 52.0 53.0 55.0 52.0 53.0 55.0 51.0 54.0

E

4 ESE

5 SE

6

0.00

Close fog and squally throughout.

i

""

2 28.24 28.29 28.28 28.23 28.23 52.052.0 51.0

29 28.21 28.24 28.23 28.16 28.16 56.5 57.0 54.5 56.5 57.0 54.5 53.0 57.0 SE

Mar. 1 28.24 28.28 28.27 28.21 28.21 54.5 55.0 54.0 54.0 55.0 54.0 53.0 57.5 E

52.0 52.051.0 52.0 56.0 E

5 SE

4 ESE

4

0.00

3 E

3 E

3 E

3 E

0.06

Close fog, drizzly rain at intervals.

Close wet fog throughout.

0.00

Do.

do.

3 28.28 28.33 28.30 28.27 28.27 50.0 49.0 49.5 50.0 49.0 49.5 49.0 52.0 E

4 E

4E

3

0.00

Fog with openings at intervals.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEPOT, KOWLOON BAY.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

METER.

Self Registering.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

Min. Max.

NOON.

6 A.M.

Dirn. | F.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

1876.

Feb. 26 30.01 30.05 30.05 30.01 30.00 60.0 58.0

"2

59.0 59.0 57.057.057.0 67.0 ENE 1 E

2730.00 30.02 30.02 29.96′ 29.96 59.0 60.5 60.058.0 58.5 59.056.5 60.0 ENE

1 E

3 E

2 E

1

2 Cloudy and fine throughout.

Overcast and misty.

""

2829.96 29.98 29.96 29.91 29.90 59.0 60.5 59.5 58.0 59.059.057.0 61.5

E

3 E

56 E

6

Overcast with light drizzle.

:

:

29 29.90 29.90 29.92 29.87 29.87 60.5 62.0 60.0 58.0 60.0 59.0 58.0 62.0

Mar. 1 29.91 30.00 30.00 29.95 29.95 59.0 61.0 61,558.0 59.0 60.058.0 62.0 ENE

E

"

2 29.98 30.03 30.05 29.99 29.97, 60.0 59.0 59.5 59.057.5 56.5 57.0 62.0 ENE

2 E

3 ENE

2 E

4 E

4

Do.

do.

do.

3 E

KH

2

Overcast and misty.

2 NE

1

Do.

do.

3 29.99 30.07 30.07 30.02 30.01 57.0 58.0 59.0 56,056.0 57.056.0 60.0 ENE

1 E

3 E

3

Do.

do.

97

112

Lorters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 2 OF 1876.

MONDAY, 28TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

PRESENT:

His Excellency Governor SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B.

The Honourable the Chief Justice (SIR JOHN SMALE).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary (JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN).

The Honourable the Attorney General (JOHN BRAMSTON).

The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE.

The Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK.

The Honourable HENRY LOWCOCK.

ABSENT:

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Treasurer (CHARLES MAY), absent from indisposition.

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Clerk of Councils.

A. E. KENNEDY, Governor.

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By Command,

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

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Clerk of Councils.

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 2 OF 1876.

MONDAY, 28TH FEBRUARY, 1876.

PRESENT:

His Excellency Governor SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B.

The Honourable the Chief Justice (SIR JOHN SMALE).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary (JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN).

The Honourable the Attorney General (JOHN BRAMSTON).

The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE.

The Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK.

The Honourable HENRY LOWCOCK.

ABSENT:

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Treasurer (CHARLES MAY), absent from indisposition.

The Council meets this day at 2.30 P.M., by Special Summons.

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and the Special Jurors designated, is finally adopted.

His Excellency adjourns the Council at 3 P.M., to Monday, the 6th March, 1876.

Read and confirmed, this 6th Day of March, 1876.

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

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A. E. KENNEDY, Governor.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Clerk of Councils.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH MARCH, 1876.

Title.

Preamble.

Repealing part

Ordinance 5 of

1874.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend the Law relating to Chinese Passenger Ships and the Conveyance of Chinese Emigrants.

[

, 1876.] HEREAS by section V of "The Chinese Emigration Con- Wsolidation Ordinance, 1874," it is enacted " that no Chinese

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passenger ship, except ships about to proceed on a voyage of not more than thirty days' duration within the meaning of section "VIII of this Ordinance, shall clear out or proceed to sea, and the "Emigration Officer shall not grant the certificate prescribed by "section IV of The Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855,' unless the "master of such ship shall be provided with a licence under the "hand of the Governor and the public seal of the Colony to be "obtained in manner hereinafter mentioned"; and paragraph 2 "that it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council, from time to time, to exempt from the operation of this section, any mail steamers or other vessels which are subject to the provisions "of "The Chinese Passengers Act, 1855,' provided that the "Chinese passengers proceeding in such vessels be free emigrants "and under no contract of service whatever"; and whereas it is expedient that every Chinese passenger ship should be provided with a licence, and that the fee chargeable upon such licence should be reduced, and that the law should be amended as here- inafter provided: Be it therefore enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

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I. The following portions of section V of "The Chinese Emigra- of section V of tion Consolidation Ordinance, 1874" are hereby repealed, viz. :--- Paragraph 1. The words "except ships about to proceed on a voyage of not more than thirty days' duration within "the meaning of section VIII of this Ordinance." Paragraph 2. The whole.

Reducing the fees for

licences.

General

licences to mai steamers, &c.

The Governor may authorise

labourers and

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Parapraph 3. The words "and shall also furnish the like particulars where any exemption is applied for under paragraph 2 of this section."

II. The fee payable upon the granting of a licence shall hence- forth be dollars only; and in any reprint of the said Ordinance the said sum may be inserted in paragraph 5, section V in place of the "one hundred dollars" therein mentioned.

or

III. The Governor in Council may, at his discretion, grant to any mail steamer or other vessel general licence for any period, for any number of voyages, or for voyages to and from any specified port or ports, upon the condition that the vessel provided with such licence shall carry only free passengers under no con- tract of service whatever, except as hereinafter mentioned:

General licences shall be exempt from the provisions of

paragraph 6 of section V aforesaid.

IV. The Governor in Council may, at his discretion, authorise any person to engage any specified number of Chinese labourers servants to be or servants for any person resident in any British possession, and to make contracts in writing on behalf of such resident with the persons so engaged.

engaged for

persons in

British

possessions.

Ordinance 5 of

1874 not to

Chinese pas-

Any vessel provided with a general licence may carry any per- sons so engaged without thereby affecting her licence.

V. Nothing in "The Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordi- nance, 1874," shall prevent passengers natives of Asia from travel- prevent ling in the first cabin of any vessel which is provided with a sengers from general licence, on the same terms as passengers of other nationa- travelling in lities; or in the first or second cabin, if the vessel carries more first or second than two classes of passengers.

cabin as other nationals.

This Ordinance Incorporated with No. 5 of 1874.

Such passengers are hereby exempted from the necessity of ob- taining contract passage tickets or of submitting themselves to be mustered or inspected by any emigration officer or medical officer or other person.

Such passengers shall, however, be reckoned in calculating the number of passengers, natives of Asia, who are carried by the said vessel.

VI. This Ordinance shall be read with "The Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance, 1874," and shall be taken to be incor- porated therewith; and upon the issue of any new edition of the Ordinances, the provisions hereof may be inserted in the said Ordinance; sections III and IV hereof may be printed next after the paragraph now numbered 5 of section V of the said Ordinance, and the other paragraphs of the said section may be re-numbered. Parapraph 6 of the said section may be amended by inserting the words "except a general licence" after the word "licence."

Section V hereof may be printed as section VI of the said Ordinance, and the other sections may be re-numbered.

F

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH MARCH, 1876.

Statement of Objects and Reasons.

This Ordinance is introduced under the instructions of the Secretary of State, in order to place all Chinese Emigration under the direct control of the Governor. With this object, it will be seen that section I repeals so much of "The Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance, 1874" as exempts ships on short voyages from obtaining the Governor's licence; and as enables the Go- vernor to allow certain other ships to go to sea without licences.

In order to prevent this change in the law from operating hardly upon shipowners, the licence fee is, by section II, to be reduced from one hundred dollars, to such moderate amount

                     as the Council think will be sufficient to cover the charges incident to the licence and by section III the Governor is empowered to grant licences to remain in force for a definite time, or for a specified number of voyages.

:

Sections IV and V introduce a modification of the law, where it presses hardly upon two classes of Chinese passengers, who can scarcely have existed at the time of the passing of the Chinese Passengers Act of 1855. In the first place, well-to-do Chinese are required, by the terms of the law, to provide themselves with con- tract passage tickets, and to submit to inspection by the Emi- gration Officers, like the common coolies, with whom they are thus forced to travel; and the shipowner is unable to carry Chinese passengers except on these terms. Their case is met by section V, which removes all legal impediments to Chinese passengers tra- velling on the same terms as other men in the first or second cabin of any vessel which is provided with a general licence. Mail steam- ers and other vessels carrying on a regular passenger traffic, will be likely to obtain these licences, and this provision will apply to them, but not to vessels laid on for a single voyage with coolies.

The other class of passengers is dealt with by section IV and consists of domestic servants and labourers. It has been found that they are willing to engage for service in the Australian Colonies, and that employers are willing to engage them, but the Mail steamers are unable to carry them by reason of the contract of service, which the men naturally insist upon before starting. Such a contract disqualifies them for passages in vessels, which have been hitherto exempt from the provisions of section V of Ordinance No. 5 of 1874, or which under this Ordinance will be pro- vided with general licences. The Cape, and possibly other Colonies, will be seeking Chinese labour, and as the same difficulty would occur with them, the section has been drawn to include all British Possessions. As these emigrants will, on arrival, be under the protection of British law, and in Australia, at the Cape, and in other Colonies with representative institutions, will have the moral support of a very free public opinion, any risk of ill-treatment by their employers seems to be virtually impossible; and it is thought that if the Governor's sanction is made a necessary preliminary to the engagement of such persons, so as to ensure that their engagements are on proper conditions, this change may be allowed with complete safety.

Hongkong, 2nd March, 1876.

JOHN BRAMSTON, Attorney General.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for divesting the Registrar General of his Judicial Functions.

BE

[

1876.]

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice.

of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:--

Title.

I. So much of section XXVIII of Ordinance No. 8 of 1858 as Repealing part relates to the judicial powers of the Registrar General, is of sec. 28 of hereby repealed, that is to say, the words "before the Registrar Ord. No. 8 of General if a Justice of the Peace, or (if the said person shall so demand)".

1858.

II. The following sections and parts of sections of "The Con- Repealing and tagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," are hereby repealed:-

Sections V and VI,-The whole.

Section LXX,-From the word "Governor" in the third line

of the section to the end of the section. Sections XII, XIII, XIV, XXVI, XXVII, LIII, LVII, LXII, LXXI, and section XX in the third line from the end, The words "The Registrar General." Wherever the words "The Registrar General" are repealed as aforesaid, the section shall be amended by inserting the words "a Magistrate," and shall be read as if those words had been inserted in the section originally.

amending parts of Ord. No. 10 of 1867.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH MARCH, 1876.

Statement of Objects and Reasons.

This Ordinance is introduced under the instructions of the Secretary of State, in order to place all Chinese Emigration under the direct control of the Governor. With this object, it will be seen that section I repeals so much of "The Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance, 1874" as exempts ships on short voyages from obtaining the Governor's licence; and as enables the Go- vernor to allow certain other ships to go to sea without licences.

In order to prevent this change in the law from operating hardly upon shipowners, the licence fee is, by section II, to be reduced from one hundred dollars, to such moderate amount

                     as the Council think will be sufficient to cover the charges incident to the licence and by section III the Governor is empowered to grant licences to remain in force for a definite time, or for a specified number of voyages.

:

Sections IV and V introduce a modification of the law, where it presses hardly upon two classes of Chinese passengers, who can scarcely have existed at the time of the passing of the Chinese Passengers Act of 1855. In the first place, well-to-do Chinese are required, by the terms of the law, to provide themselves with con- tract passage tickets, and to submit to inspection by the Emi- gration Officers, like the common coolies, with whom they are thus forced to travel; and the shipowner is unable to carry Chinese passengers except on these terms. Their case is met by section V, which removes all legal impediments to Chinese passengers tra- velling on the same terms as other men in the first or second cabin of any vessel which is provided with a general licence. Mail steam- ers and other vessels carrying on a regular passenger traffic, will be likely to obtain these licences, and this provision will apply to them, but not to vessels laid on for a single voyage with coolies.

The other class of passengers is dealt with by section IV and consists of domestic servants and labourers. It has been found that they are willing to engage for service in the Australian Colonies, and that employers are willing to engage them, but the Mail steamers are unable to carry them by reason of the contract of service, which the men naturally insist upon before starting. Such a contract disqualifies them for passages in vessels, which have been hitherto exempt from the provisions of section V of Ordinance No. 5 of 1874, or which under this Ordinance will be pro- vided with general licences. The Cape, and possibly other Colonies, will be seeking Chinese labour, and as the same difficulty would occur with them, the section has been drawn to include all British Possessions. As these emigrants will, on arrival, be under the protection of British law, and in Australia, at the Cape, and in other Colonies with representative institutions, will have the moral support of a very free public opinion, any risk of ill-treatment by their employers seems to be virtually impossible; and it is thought that if the Governor's sanction is made a necessary preliminary to the engagement of such persons, so as to ensure that their engagements are on proper conditions, this change may be allowed with complete safety.

Hongkong, 2nd March, 1876.

JOHN BRAMSTON, Attorney General.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for divesting the Registrar General of his Judicial Functions.

BE

[

1876.]

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice.

of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:--

Title.

I. So much of section XXVIII of Ordinance No. 8 of 1858 as Repealing part relates to the judicial powers of the Registrar General, is of sec. 28 of hereby repealed, that is to say, the words "before the Registrar Ord. No. 8 of General if a Justice of the Peace, or (if the said person shall so demand)".

1858.

II. The following sections and parts of sections of "The Con- Repealing and tagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," are hereby repealed:-

Sections V and VI,-The whole.

Section LXX,-From the word "Governor" in the third line

of the section to the end of the section. Sections XII, XIII, XIV, XXVI, XXVII, LIII, LVII, LXII, LXXI, and section XX in the third line from the end, The words "The Registrar General." Wherever the words "The Registrar General" are repealed as aforesaid, the section shall be amended by inserting the words "a Magistrate," and shall be read as if those words had been inserted in the section originally.

amending parts of Ord. No. 10 of 1867.

117

118

No. 53.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH MARCH, 1876.

Courts may sit in private.

No proceedings to be taken except with sanction of Attorney General or Registrar General.

Sections II to

IV incorpo- rated with No.

10 of 1867.

III. Upon the hearing by a Magistrate of any matter arising under this Ordinance, or "The Contagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," or upon the hearing of an appeal from the determination of the Magistrate in any such matter, the Magistrate or the Court (as the case may be) may hear the matter in private, unless the person accused or affected desire publicity, and, in addition to ali other powers, may order that all persons not directly interested in the matter be kept excluded from the place of hearing.

IV. No proceedings under this Ordinance, or under "The Con- tagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," shall be commenced before a Magistrate, except at the instance, or with the sanction, of the Attorney General or of the Registrar General.

V. The three preceding sections of this Ordinance shall be read with "The Contagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," and shall be taken to be incorporated therewith; and upon the issue of any new edition of the Ordinances, the provisions of the said three sections may be inserted in the said Ordinance; sections III and IV hereof may be printed next after the section now numbered LXXI of the said Ordinance, and the other sections thereof may be re-numbered.

Statement of Objects and Reasons.

This Ordinance, which follows similar legislation in the Straits Settlements, has been introduced at the suggestion of the Secre- tary of State. Its object, as will be readily seen from its pro- visions, is to vest in the Police Magistrates only, certain powers of fine and imprisonment which are now exercised by the Regis- trar General under Ordinance No. 8 of 1858, and under "The Contagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867."

It is not intended to reflect in any way upon the manner in which the Registrar General has exercised these judicial func- tions, or to suggest that they have been otherwise than most satisfactorily discharged; simply, it is considered better that all matters involving penal consequences should be disposed of by the ordinary tribunals of the Colony.

Hongkong, 25th February, 1876.

JOHN BRAMSTON, Attorney General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given that Messrs. BASS & Co., of Kings Road, St. Pancras, London, have complied with the requirements of Ordinance No. 16 of 1873, for the registration in this Colony of their Trade Mark as applied to Pale Ale, Burton Ale, and Extra Stout, and that the same has been duly registered.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1876.

No. 54.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 29th February, 1876, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th March, 1876.

1

!

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

;

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,

377,845

200,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,.

731,080

250,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

610,390

225,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

1,484,892

700,000

TOTAL,....

3,204,207

1,375,000

118

No. 53.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH MARCH, 1876.

Courts may sit in private.

No proceedings to be taken except with sanction of Attorney General or Registrar General.

Sections II to

IV incorpo- rated with No.

10 of 1867.

III. Upon the hearing by a Magistrate of any matter arising under this Ordinance, or "The Contagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," or upon the hearing of an appeal from the determination of the Magistrate in any such matter, the Magistrate or the Court (as the case may be) may hear the matter in private, unless the person accused or affected desire publicity, and, in addition to ali other powers, may order that all persons not directly interested in the matter be kept excluded from the place of hearing.

IV. No proceedings under this Ordinance, or under "The Con- tagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," shall be commenced before a Magistrate, except at the instance, or with the sanction, of the Attorney General or of the Registrar General.

V. The three preceding sections of this Ordinance shall be read with "The Contagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," and shall be taken to be incorporated therewith; and upon the issue of any new edition of the Ordinances, the provisions of the said three sections may be inserted in the said Ordinance; sections III and IV hereof may be printed next after the section now numbered LXXI of the said Ordinance, and the other sections thereof may be re-numbered.

Statement of Objects and Reasons.

This Ordinance, which follows similar legislation in the Straits Settlements, has been introduced at the suggestion of the Secre- tary of State. Its object, as will be readily seen from its pro- visions, is to vest in the Police Magistrates only, certain powers of fine and imprisonment which are now exercised by the Regis- trar General under Ordinance No. 8 of 1858, and under "The Contagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867."

It is not intended to reflect in any way upon the manner in which the Registrar General has exercised these judicial func- tions, or to suggest that they have been otherwise than most satisfactorily discharged; simply, it is considered better that all matters involving penal consequences should be disposed of by the ordinary tribunals of the Colony.

Hongkong, 25th February, 1876.

JOHN BRAMSTON, Attorney General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given that Messrs. BASS & Co., of Kings Road, St. Pancras, London, have complied with the requirements of Ordinance No. 16 of 1873, for the registration in this Colony of their Trade Mark as applied to Pale Ale, Burton Ale, and Extra Stout, and that the same has been duly registered.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1876.

No. 54.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 29th February, 1876, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th March, 1876.

1

!

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

;

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,

377,845

200,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,.

731,080

250,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

610,390

225,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

1,484,892

700,000

TOTAL,....

3,204,207

1,375,000

No. 55.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH MARCH, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th March, 1876.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

TORRES STRAITS.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

119

      The following information respecting Dangers in Torres Straits and the Inner Route was obtained during the recent Expedition to New Guinea, and is supplied by Captain Edwards, of the "Chevert":-

     A Shoal was found to the Southwards of Poll Islet, with apparently 2 or 3 fathoms water over it. From its Western edge

A Coral Reef, with Sand Bank upon it

Poll Islet bore N. by E. E.

Sand Bank, S.E.

E.

                     awash at or near low water, and nearly a mile in length N.N.W. and S.S.E., lies W.N.W. 2 miles from the North end of Warrior Island.

The Reef to the Northwards of Warrior Island does not exist as shown on the Charts. A Narrow Reef lies in the position of its Eastern edge N. by E. and S. by W., 24 miles long.

A Small Rock, nearly awash, was found in the following position, viz.:-

Lat. 9° 40′ 20′′ S.

142° 56′ 40′′ E.

Also another Rock, nearly awash, in

Lat. 9° 38′ 15′′ S.

142° 57′ 35′′" E.

      A Rocky Shoal, upon which the "Chevert" touched while drawing 15 feet, extends some 2 miles South-westwards from the Sand Bank marked on the Chart, in

Lat. 9° 15′ 40′′ S. Long. 143° 3′ 30′′ E.

      A series of Coral Reefs, dry at low water springs, and Sunken Banks, with Channels between them, was found between this Sand Bank and the Coast of New Guinea.

      Casts of 7 and 4 fathoms were obtained upon a Rocky Shoal, the centre bearing N.E. & N. from the Dry Sand Bank to the North-eastward of Darnley Island, and lying in

Lat. 9° 24′ 40′′ S. Long. 143° 55′ 20′′ E.

This foul ground extends for some 2 miles N.W. by N. and S.E. by S., but is less than a quarter of a mile in width. To Vessels entering the Straits from the Eastward and making Bramble Cay late in the day, Captain Edwards recommends the anchorage under the Cay, in preference to standing on in the dark to anchor under Stephens Island, where the water is deeper and the bottom not so good.

      Melanie Reck, Eastward of the Pipon Islands, is about mile in extent, and half-moon shaped. A good mark for clearing this danger when working down, is to keep the Peak of North Bay Point to the Eastward, or outside of the Peak near Cape Bowen, and marked on the Chart as 1,662 feet in height.

G. P. HEATH, Commander R.N.,

Department of Ports and Harbours, Brisbane, 11th January, 1876.

No. 56.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Portmaster.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th March, 1876.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS. (No. 3.)

Bay of Bengal-Coromandel Coast-Madras.

Colonial Secretary.

PROHIBITED ANCHORAGE NEAR THE BRITISH INDIAN SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH CABLE.

The Madras Gavernment has given notice, with a view to the prevention of damage to the British Indian Submarine Telegraph Cable, and under the provisions of the "Indian Conservancy Act," that all vessels are strictly prohibited from anchoring in any part of the Madras Roadstead to the southward of the Lighthouse. Vessels arriving from the Colonies with horses should anchor in not less than 7 fathoms water, with the Lighthouse bearing from West to W. by S., and nothing to the southward of the former bearing. Commanders infringing these directions will be prosecuted under the provisions of Act XII of 1875.

By Direction of the Government of India,

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 3rd February 1876.

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Superintendent, Marine Surveys.

       This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Bay of Bengal, Coromandel Coast, No. 71 c and d; also Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I., page 457.

120

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. 11TH MARCH, 1876.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

To provide means of remitting small sums of money to or from this Colony and between the Ports of China and Japan, the Postmasters and Agents of this Office will in future be allowed (but not required) to purchase Hongkong Postage Stamps from foreign residents.

Between Hongkong and Shanghai, or Hongkong and Yokohama, however, in either direction, Money-Orders must be used.

  The Stamps tendered for sale must not exceed $25 in value, must be perfectly clean, in good condition, and in strips of at least two, as no separate Stamps will be purchased. They must be presented personally or accompanied by a note.

The Postmaster or Agent may postpone purchasing if his public funds in hand are not sufficient, and he will refuse to purchase in any case which appears doubtful or suspicious. He is allowed to charge a Commission of one per cent on all Stamps purchased.

Letters containing Stamps should be Registered, and the Stamps should be secured from observation.

ALFRED LISTER,

General Post Office, Hongkong, 7th March, 1876.

No. 51.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Postmaster General.

   Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 20th instant, for the erection of a Powder Magazine at Stone Cutters' Island.

The Specification and Plans can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1876.

THE MARRIAGE ORDINANCE, 1875.”

[SECTION VII.]

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

I hereby give Notice, that in accordance with Section VI of the above Ordinance, His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to license the following places for the Celebration of Marriages, viz. :-~~

St. John's Cathedral, Victoria.

St. Peter's Church, Praya West.

St. Stephen's Church, Tai-ping Sh?n.

Union Church, Staunton Street.

Berlin Foundling House Chapel "Bethesda," High Street.

Basel Mission Chapel, Third Street, Sai Ying-p?n.

The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Wellington Street. The Church of St. Francis Xavier, St. Francis Street.

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1876.

NOTICE. HONGKONG.

Cape Collinson Harbour Light.

M. S. TONNOCHY, Acting Registrar General.

Notice is hereby given, that a Harbour Light will be exhibited on Cape Collinson on and after March 1st next.

The illuminating apparatus is fixed Dioptric of the Sixth Order showing a white light on the following bearings, which are magnetic and taken from Seaward:

From N. 22° W. by East to S. 22° E.;

and showing a red light,-

From S. 22° E. by West to N. 22° W.

The focal plane of the light is 200 feet above mean sea level, and in clear weather it should be seen at a distance of 8 miles.

Ships making for Victoria Harbour, Hongkong, from the Northward and Eastward, by keeping the white light of Cape Collinson in sight, will avoid the Bokhara and Tathong Rocks, also the rocks outlying Sy Wan Bay.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 12th February, 1876.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

1

DATE.

6 A.M.

BAROMETER.

DATE.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH MARCH, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 10TH MARCH, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro- Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March

""

""

""

""

10

Soavaa P

30.12

58

30.09

58.5

55

58.5

30.07

59

30.05

59

30.00

60

56.5

60

29.94

60

30.04

62

30.00

64

59.5

64

29.94

66

30.00

70

29.98

73

64

73.5

29.95

71

8

30.16

62

30.14

60

56

60

30.10

58.5

9

30.14

58

30.10

59

56.5

59

30.04

60

30.12

64

30.10

66.5

58

66.5

30.04

67

BAROMETER.

*NOON

3 r.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

'NOON

6 P.M.

A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK,

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

Ka 9

THERMO-

WINDS.

RAIN.

METER,

Self

Registering

Min. Max.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON. 6 P.M.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

In inches during the precious 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

NOON.

1876.

Mar. 428.26 28.28 28.27 28.24 28.24 48.5 51.0 51.0 48.0 51.0 51.0 48.0 51.0 E

!

5 E

5 SE

6

0.00

i

"

"y

!

528.21 28.24 28.24 28.18 28.18 52.0 58.5 60.0 52.0 58.5 60.0 50.0 58.5 SE

628.23 28.27 28.26 28.20 28.20161.5 65.063.561.0 61.5 63.0 58.5.65.5 SE

728.22, 28.25 28.24 28.21 28.20 64.0 67.0 67.0 61.0 67.0 67.0 63.5 67.0 IS

828.29 28.34 28.31, 28.26 28.25 58.0: 56.0 54.0 58.0 | 56.054.0 56.0 67.0 E

|

4 SE

4

SE

4

0.00

4 SE

4 SE

4

0.00

6 SSW

5 SSW

3

0.00

:

Close fog with slight openings at in-

tervals.

Passing fog at intervals throughout.

6 A.M., close fog; 10 A.M., cloudy with thunder at intervals; 3 P.M., close fog.

Close wet fog throughout.

928.26 28.31. 28.30, 28.24 28.23 52.0

:

分?

56.0 54.0 52.056.054.0 51.0 56,5 E

1028.29 28.34 28.33 28.28 28.2755.0 60.0 58.5 55.0 59.0 57.0 51.0 69.5

NE

4 ENE

5 E

3 NE

5 ENE

5

0.77

3 E

B

0.56

Close fog with rain, thunder and

lightning.

:

Close fog with slight rain at intervals.

2 E

0.07

Fine, clear, cloudy throughout.

9 A.M.

Noon.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

'NOON

6 P.M.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEPOT, KOWLOON BAY.

A.M.

NOON.

GP.M.

THERMO- METER.

Self Registering.

WINDS.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

NOON.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn, F.

1876.

8

Mar. 430.03 30.04 30.04 29.98 29.98 57.0 59.5 60.0 55.0 57.0 59.0 55.0 59.0 E

4 ENE 5 ENE

3

6 A.M. cloudy and fine; 6 P.M., overcast and misty.

?

i

""

529.95 29.95 29.94 29.86 29.86 59.5

7

99

!

?

829.94' 30.00 30.07 29.98 29.88 62.5 59.5 59.5

i 629.88 29.93 29.92 29.87 29.84 63.0 68.0 68.0 62.5 66.0 67.0 60.0 68.0 ENE 729.98 29.90 29.90 29.88 29.88 66.0 70.5 69.0 66.0 70.0 69.0 65.0 74.0 ENE

E 59.0 59.051.0,59.0 74.0 NNE

62.0 62.5 57.0 60.0 61.0 57.0 62.0 ENE !

4 ENE 4 E

2

Do.

do.

do.

!

1 ENE

1 ENE

1

Overcast and misty.

:

2 Calm

2 E

i

0 ENE

Do.

do.

"

77

1029.98 30.00 30.04 29.98 29.94 62.0

9 30.02 30.02 30.02 29.96 29.94 59.0 60.5 60.0 56.5 59.0 59.0 56.0 60.5

68.0 66.0 60.0 64.0 63.0 58.068.0 NNW

E

2 ESE

2 Calm

4 NE

3 ESE

1

3

0 ENE

4

6 A.M., cloudy and fine; noon, overcast and heavy thunder

and showers.

6 A.M., overcast and heavy thunder and showers; 6 P.M.,

overcast and misty.

6 A.M., cloudy and fine throughout.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Andrews, C. S. 1 A-Coo

Cresswell, Geo. 1

1

Hagen, Capt.

1

Morris, H.

Dawes, George 4

Harding, Mr.

1

Davis, W. B.

1

Holber, Han

      Barr, C. Brunning,

Capt. Thos. Burlingame

Dupont,

Monsr. C.

4

}!

1

Horning, J.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 10th March, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

Miura, Madme. 1 regd.

Morrison Malherbe,

Monsr. de

Letters. Papers.

Parker, Edward 1 Purdie, W. L. 1

Pinto, Andr? C. 1 Petterson,

Lets. Paps.

1

2

Stripling, A. Stirling, Patrick 3

1

1

Scott, Miss

} 1

2

Sjomanen

Mary Ann Stephens, T.

1

Marks, F. W. 7

Paes, A. M.

1

De Silva, S.

Johnson, Mrs. A.1

Myer, Madme. R.1

Packer, Mr.

1

Mun Kee

1

Dr. J. S.

Tiang Pean

1

Edwards, W. C.

1

Mun Hing

1

Baird, C. W.

1

King, H. S.

1

Medon, Monsr. 1

Rusk, Madme. Ryall, Mr.

1

1

Baltzer, T.

1

Favre, Clement 1 Fong Mow

Kirkwood, Thos. 2

7

1

Fenn, James

1 regd.

Chun Loong

1

Concei??o,

1

Gonzalez, Felipe

Maria

Chiong Siu

Gordeen, T. L. 1 Gibbon, Capt. R.1

Fat Chokshun

Harris, John S. I

Kildare,

Marquis of

Lanthy, Mr. Leong Weng

Choon Lochhurst,

Miss A.

}

Martin, Charles 1 Marks, D. 1 Morgard, Mr.

Ridshard, G.

(Pilot)

1

Vanvig, L.

1

MacKenzie, G. 1

Rodrigues, Joana 1 Kiton, Capt. G.

Wols, Louis

1

1

1

Niccolopoloo

1

Smith, H. M. 1

Ngo Kuam

1

Silva, Avelina dal

Warren, H. Wade, J. M. Willes, T. R.

1

3

Nouvela, Do-?

1

Smith, Joseph E.1

Wallece, Geo.

minique

Santos, Marcelino1

Welsh, D. E.

1

121

DATE.

6 A.M.

BAROMETER.

DATE.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH MARCH, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 10TH MARCH, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro- Thermo-

meter.

meter.

Baro- Thermo- meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March

""

""

""

""

10

Soavaa P

30.12

58

30.09

58.5

55

58.5

30.07

59

30.05

59

30.00

60

56.5

60

29.94

60

30.04

62

30.00

64

59.5

64

29.94

66

30.00

70

29.98

73

64

73.5

29.95

71

8

30.16

62

30.14

60

56

60

30.10

58.5

9

30.14

58

30.10

59

56.5

59

30.04

60

30.12

64

30.10

66.5

58

66.5

30.04

67

BAROMETER.

*NOON

3 r.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

'NOON

6 P.M.

A.M.

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK,

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

Ka 9

THERMO-

WINDS.

RAIN.

METER,

Self

Registering

Min. Max.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

6 A.M.

NOON. 6 P.M.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

In inches during the precious 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

NOON.

1876.

Mar. 428.26 28.28 28.27 28.24 28.24 48.5 51.0 51.0 48.0 51.0 51.0 48.0 51.0 E

!

5 E

5 SE

6

0.00

i

"

"y

!

528.21 28.24 28.24 28.18 28.18 52.0 58.5 60.0 52.0 58.5 60.0 50.0 58.5 SE

628.23 28.27 28.26 28.20 28.20161.5 65.063.561.0 61.5 63.0 58.5.65.5 SE

728.22, 28.25 28.24 28.21 28.20 64.0 67.0 67.0 61.0 67.0 67.0 63.5 67.0 IS

828.29 28.34 28.31, 28.26 28.25 58.0: 56.0 54.0 58.0 | 56.054.0 56.0 67.0 E

|

4 SE

4

SE

4

0.00

4 SE

4 SE

4

0.00

6 SSW

5 SSW

3

0.00

:

Close fog with slight openings at in-

tervals.

Passing fog at intervals throughout.

6 A.M., close fog; 10 A.M., cloudy with thunder at intervals; 3 P.M., close fog.

Close wet fog throughout.

928.26 28.31. 28.30, 28.24 28.23 52.0

:

分?

56.0 54.0 52.056.054.0 51.0 56,5 E

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6 A.M., cloudy and fine; noon, overcast and heavy thunder

and showers.

6 A.M., overcast and heavy thunder and showers; 6 P.M.,

overcast and misty.

6 A.M., cloudy and fine throughout.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Andrews, C. S. 1 A-Coo

Cresswell, Geo. 1

1

Hagen, Capt.

1

Morris, H.

Dawes, George 4

Harding, Mr.

1

Davis, W. B.

1

Holber, Han

      Barr, C. Brunning,

Capt. Thos. Burlingame

Dupont,

Monsr. C.

4

}!

1

Horning, J.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 10th March, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

Miura, Madme. 1 regd.

Morrison Malherbe,

Monsr. de

Letters. Papers.

Parker, Edward 1 Purdie, W. L. 1

Pinto, Andr? C. 1 Petterson,

Lets. Paps.

1

2

Stripling, A. Stirling, Patrick 3

1

1

Scott, Miss

} 1

2

Sjomanen

Mary Ann Stephens, T.

1

Marks, F. W. 7

Paes, A. M.

1

De Silva, S.

Johnson, Mrs. A.1

Myer, Madme. R.1

Packer, Mr.

1

Mun Kee

1

Dr. J. S.

Tiang Pean

1

Edwards, W. C.

1

Mun Hing

1

Baird, C. W.

1

King, H. S.

1

Medon, Monsr. 1

Rusk, Madme. Ryall, Mr.

1

1

Baltzer, T.

1

Favre, Clement 1 Fong Mow

Kirkwood, Thos. 2

7

1

Fenn, James

1 regd.

Chun Loong

1

Concei??o,

1

Gonzalez, Felipe

Maria

Chiong Siu

Gordeen, T. L. 1 Gibbon, Capt. R.1

Fat Chokshun

Harris, John S. I

Kildare,

Marquis of

Lanthy, Mr. Leong Weng

Choon Lochhurst,

Miss A.

}

Martin, Charles 1 Marks, D. 1 Morgard, Mr.

Ridshard, G.

(Pilot)

1

Vanvig, L.

1

MacKenzie, G. 1

Rodrigues, Joana 1 Kiton, Capt. G.

Wols, Louis

1

1

1

Niccolopoloo

1

Smith, H. M. 1

Ngo Kuam

1

Silva, Avelina dal

Warren, H. Wade, J. M. Willes, T. R.

1

3

Nouvela, Do-?

1

Smith, Joseph E.1

Wallece, Geo.

minique

Santos, Marcelino1

Welsh, D. E.

1

121

122

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mas Number.) L'Explorateur.

Journal de S. Petersburg.

Krieger Zeitung.

Pulpit.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH MARCH, 1876.

Australasian Sketcher,

Boletim do Governo.

Chemnitzer Tageblatt.

Daily Post.

Engineering.

Horfeus Avis.

Indian and Colonial

Government Gazette.

Books, &c., without Covers.

Mining Tools.

Punch.

Modern Workshop Prac- Power in Motion.

tice.

Trautenauer Wochen-

blatt Templeton's Millwright and Engineer's Com- panion.

Revue Universelle.

Pall Mall Gazette. Peterhead Sentinel.

Metropolitan Tabernacle Polytechnisches Journal.

Pocket Books.

Short Route to Australia. Sunday at Home.

Wesley's Hymns.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Argonaut Alexandra

6 1

Christina

1

Espavalda

1

G

Charlotte

Ly-ce-moon Leonore

1

1

1

Alexander

1

Andrews

Flying Spur

1

Rookwood Ruth Rachel

18 3

2 1

Tyburnia Tung Shan

Lets. Paps

8

2

2

Abbotsford

1

Chien Sheng,s.s. 2

Flying Eagle 1

Rowena

1

Ousuri

1

Uda

Annie Fish 1

Chingtoo

1

Roma

Capclara Artica 1

Otler

1

1 regd.

Hope

5

British Crown 1

1

Columba

1

Steffone

1

Venis

Blair Athol

1

Pelham

1

Star of China

1

Virginia

22

61

Kirkland

1

Dartmouth

4

Prince Louis

2

5

Star Queen

1

Kate Tatham 1

Channel Queen 1

Dora

1

Pearl, s.s.

1

Signal

1

William Davie 4

Corea

1

Paraguay, s.s.

1

Sophie

1

Western Chief 1

Caroline

4

1

Ellen Brewes

1

Luera

1

Poutu. s.s.

Wigtany

1

Calabar, s.s.

6

3

E. P. Bouverie 3

2

Laju

1

Panama

Cushan

1

E. M. Young

1

Licka Till

Portsea

1

Terentia Tagus, s.s.

4

1

Young Siam

1

Letters.

Letters.

Audacious

15 (1 reg.) Egeria

2

For H. M. Ships.

Thistle

Letters.

Letters.

Letters.

3 (1 reg.) Vigilant

2

Victor Emanuel 3

Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu,

Graves, Capt. H., Cape Coast Castle,.. Heard, Revd. C. M., Anoka, Minnesota,.

Detained for Postage.

..1 Letter. Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson,

.1 Letter.

.1 Book. | Little, Miss Mary C., Norrvalk, Huron, Ohio,.......1 Paper.

.........1 Paper.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 10th March, 1876.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

UN

its Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues-

day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

THE

By Order,

F. S. HUFFAM, Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

E next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Supreme Court will be held on Saturday,

the Eighteenth day of March, A.D. 1876, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order of th Court,

In the Goods of—

F. S. HUFFAM, Acting Registrar.

Woo TSZ TENG, otherwise 'NG CHEE TENG,

deceased.

CHEANG TYE NGAN, Widow, deceased. ?OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin,

NOTICE in other person, to produce any

Wills or Codicils of the above named parties, de- ceased, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on Saturday, the Fighteenth day of March, A.D. 1876; or, if none, that the next of Kin do accept OP 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,

F. S. HUFFAM, Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

N

In re FOONG MING CHEONG, a Bankrupt.

OTICE.-The above named Bankrupt hav- ing passed his last examination, the hear- ing of the application by him for his order of discharge stands adjourned to Tuesday, the 21st day of March, A.D. 1876, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon.

IN TIE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re KWAN HING-TAI, a Bankrupt.

N

OTICE.— The first Meeting of Creditors stands adjourned until Monday, the 13th day of March, 1876, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. HENRY CHARLES CALDWELL in the Firm of CALDWELL & BRERETON ceased on the 1st day of March, 1873.

The business of the Firm will be carried on as heretofore by Mr. WILLIAM H. BRERETON in his own Name.

Hongkong, 1st March, 1876.

HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION.

JAMES GREIG having been granted

MR. JAMES been

will, until farther notice, act as Chief Manager of this Corporation.

By Order of the Court of Directors,

JAMES GREIG,

Chief Manager. Hongkong, 23rd February, 1876.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HONGKONG, LIMITED.

In Liquidation.

NOTICE.

ALI. Persons holding Warrants against, un-

1st

claimed Dividends, Interest, or Bonus, are requested to present same for payment at the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank before April, 1876, otherwise their Claims will not be recognised.

ADOLF ANDR?, F. D. SASSOON,

Liquidators.

Hongkong, 18th December, 1875.

JUST PUBLISHED.

A CHINESE AND ENGLISH

T1

DICTIONARY,

BY

THE REVD. W. LOBSCHEID.

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|

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mas Number.) L'Explorateur.

Journal de S. Petersburg.

Krieger Zeitung.

Pulpit.

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Australasian Sketcher,

Boletim do Governo.

Chemnitzer Tageblatt.

Daily Post.

Engineering.

Horfeus Avis.

Indian and Colonial

Government Gazette.

Books, &c., without Covers.

Mining Tools.

Punch.

Modern Workshop Prac- Power in Motion.

tice.

Trautenauer Wochen-

blatt Templeton's Millwright and Engineer's Com- panion.

Revue Universelle.

Pall Mall Gazette. Peterhead Sentinel.

Metropolitan Tabernacle Polytechnisches Journal.

Pocket Books.

Short Route to Australia. Sunday at Home.

Wesley's Hymns.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Argonaut Alexandra

6 1

Christina

1

Espavalda

1

G

Charlotte

Ly-ce-moon Leonore

1

1

1

Alexander

1

Andrews

Flying Spur

1

Rookwood Ruth Rachel

18 3

2 1

Tyburnia Tung Shan

Lets. Paps

8

2

2

Abbotsford

1

Chien Sheng,s.s. 2

Flying Eagle 1

Rowena

1

Ousuri

1

Uda

Annie Fish 1

Chingtoo

1

Roma

Capclara Artica 1

Otler

1

1 regd.

Hope

5

British Crown 1

1

Columba

1

Steffone

1

Venis

Blair Athol

1

Pelham

1

Star of China

1

Virginia

22

61

Kirkland

1

Dartmouth

4

Prince Louis

2

5

Star Queen

1

Kate Tatham 1

Channel Queen 1

Dora

1

Pearl, s.s.

1

Signal

1

William Davie 4

Corea

1

Paraguay, s.s.

1

Sophie

1

Western Chief 1

Caroline

4

1

Ellen Brewes

1

Luera

1

Poutu. s.s.

Wigtany

1

Calabar, s.s.

6

3

E. P. Bouverie 3

2

Laju

1

Panama

Cushan

1

E. M. Young

1

Licka Till

Portsea

1

Terentia Tagus, s.s.

4

1

Young Siam

1

Letters.

Letters.

Audacious

15 (1 reg.) Egeria

2

For H. M. Ships.

Thistle

Letters.

Letters.

Letters.

3 (1 reg.) Vigilant

2

Victor Emanuel 3

Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu,

Graves, Capt. H., Cape Coast Castle,.. Heard, Revd. C. M., Anoka, Minnesota,.

Detained for Postage.

..1 Letter. Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson,

.1 Letter.

.1 Book. | Little, Miss Mary C., Norrvalk, Huron, Ohio,.......1 Paper.

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SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

UN

its Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues-

day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

THE

By Order,

F. S. HUFFAM, Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

E next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Supreme Court will be held on Saturday,

the Eighteenth day of March, A.D. 1876, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order of th Court,

In the Goods of—

F. S. HUFFAM, Acting Registrar.

Woo TSZ TENG, otherwise 'NG CHEE TENG,

deceased.

CHEANG TYE NGAN, Widow, deceased. ?OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin,

NOTICE in other person, to produce any

Wills or Codicils of the above named parties, de- ceased, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on Saturday, the Fighteenth day of March, A.D. 1876; or, if none, that the next of Kin do accept OP 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,

F. S. HUFFAM, Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

N

In re FOONG MING CHEONG, a Bankrupt.

OTICE.-The above named Bankrupt hav- ing passed his last examination, the hear- ing of the application by him for his order of discharge stands adjourned to Tuesday, the 21st day of March, A.D. 1876, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon.

IN TIE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re KWAN HING-TAI, a Bankrupt.

N

OTICE.— The first Meeting of Creditors stands adjourned until Monday, the 13th day of March, 1876, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

TH

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. HENRY CHARLES CALDWELL in the Firm of CALDWELL & BRERETON ceased on the 1st day of March, 1873.

The business of the Firm will be carried on as heretofore by Mr. WILLIAM H. BRERETON in his own Name.

Hongkong, 1st March, 1876.

HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION.

JAMES GREIG having been granted

MR. JAMES been

will, until farther notice, act as Chief Manager of this Corporation.

By Order of the Court of Directors,

JAMES GREIG,

Chief Manager. Hongkong, 23rd February, 1876.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HONGKONG, LIMITED.

In Liquidation.

NOTICE.

ALI. Persons holding Warrants against, un-

1st

claimed Dividends, Interest, or Bonus, are requested to present same for payment at the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank before April, 1876, otherwise their Claims will not be recognised.

ADOLF ANDR?, F. D. SASSOON,

Liquidators.

Hongkong, 18th December, 1875.

JUST PUBLISHED.

A CHINESE AND ENGLISH

T1

DICTIONARY,

BY

THE REVD. W. LOBSCHEID.

THE above work, which has been chiefly com- piled for the purpose of aiding students in the study of Chinese literature, comprises many characters not met with in any of the Dictionaries hitherto published,

|

ALFRED LISTER, Postmaster General,

The selection of between 8.000 and 9,000 cha- racters will make it comparatively easy to find a character without counting the strokes of the compound figures, (minus the radical), and the addition of the Synonyms will prove a great help to such as are anxious to acquaint themselves more minutely with the character of the lan-

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SOIT

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MON

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 12.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

VOL. XXII.

No. 57.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     His Excellency Governor SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B., &c., is pleased to direct the publication of the names of the Government Board of Examiners in the Chinese Language for general information.

The Board consists of:

FREDERICK STEWART, Esquire, Chairman.

The Revd. E. J. EITEL, Ph. D., Director of Chinese Studies. JAMES RUSSELL, Esquire.

WONG SHING, Esquire.

ALFRED LISTER, Esquire, Secretary.

     All communications to the Board must be addressed to the Secretary, and, if proceeding from a person in the Government service, must pass through the Head of his Department.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th March, 1876.

No. 58.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon on Saturday, the 1st April, for the making up, and supply of the undermentioned Summer Clothing for the use of the Police Department:-

More or less.

42 Suits White Duck for Inspectors, &c.

18 Helmets with 2 Covers and 1 Blue Silk Puggary each, for Inspectors, &c.

530 Suits Drabette for Europeans and Indians.

70 Rattan Helmets, with 2 Covers and 1 Blue Alpaca Puggary each.

580 Suits Drabette for Chinese.

300 Chinese Hats.

540 Pairs Chinese Shoes.

190 Pairs Chinese Stockings.

176 Puggaries.

     The Contractor will be supplied with the undermentioned Articles from the Police Stores, all other materials to be supplied at his own cost:-

White Duck.

Drabette.

Uniform Buttons. Trousers Buttons. Turkey Red.

Slate Coloured Calico.

     No Tenders 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.

Forms of Tender, Samples of Uniform, 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 in the form required.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th March, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretury.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 59.

The following Report of the Harbour Master, with Returns annexed, for the year 1875, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th March, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

HARBOUR DEpartment,

HONGKONG, 15th February, 1876.

  SIR,-I have the honour to forward the Annual Returns of this Department connected with the Trade, &c., of the Colony for the year ending the 31st December, 1875.

I. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels entered.

II. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels cleared.

III. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels of each Nation entered. IV. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels of each Nation cleared.

V. Total Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels entered at each Port. VI. Total Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels cleared at each Port. VII. Return of Junks entered from Macao.

VIII. Return of Junks cleared for Macao.

IX. Return of Junks entered at each Port from China and Formosa. X. Return of Junks cleared at each Port for China and Formosa.

XI. Gross Total Number of Junks entered at each Port.

XII. Gross Total Number of Junks cleared at each Port.

XIII. Return of Junks (Local Trade) entered.

XIV. Return of Junks (Local Trade) cleared.

XV. Summary of Arrivals and Departures of all Vessels, and of all Chinese Passengers. XVI. Return of Vessels registered.

XVII. Return of Vessels struck off the Register.

XVIII. Amount of Fees received under Ordinance No. 10 of 1860, (Imperial Registry.)

XIX. Return of Chinese Passenger Ships cleared by the Emigration Officer.

XX. Return of Vessels bringing Chinese Passengers to Hongkong from Places out of China. XXI. Return of Marine Cases tried.

XXII. Diagram showing the monthly Increase or Decrease of the Junk Trade.

SHIPPING.

2. The grand total of all vessels, foreign and Chinese, arriving in Hongkong during the

year under review has been 587 vessels and 412,672 registered tons in excess of the arrivals in 1874. This is a more satisfactory condition of things than I was able to give in my last Annual Report, which shewed a large falling off of tonnage as compared with the year 1873. This increase of vessels includes the Junk trade, but as that trade will be dealt with under its proper heading, the remarks under the head Shipping will refer only to cargoes carried in European and American built vessels, including the trade in such vessels as are owned by the Chinese Merchants' Company.

3. Of the arrivals at this Port in European and American built ships, steam as well as sailing, there is a total increase of 418 vessels and 412,509 tons. Of this increase, 68.65 per cent of vessels and 76.6 per cent of tons is due to vessels under the British flag; 11 per cent of vessels and 8 per cent of tons to vessels under the French flag; 6.18 per cent of vessels and 5.82 per cent of tons to vessels under the Chinese flag; 6 per cent of vessels and 4 per cent of tons to vessels under the German flag; the remaining increase is distributed in small proportions over the vessels of other nations.

   4. Although the numbers of vessels have largely increased, the grand total of increase in tonnage is but slightly more than the total increase of tonnage in foreign bottoms only. This is caused by the reduced sizes of the Junks which now frequent the Colony.

5. The tonnage in vessels under the United States flag, although showing a decrease on what it was in 1874, is not really so in fact. Before light dues were collected, the gross tonnage of the Pacific Mail Company's ships were included in the returns, but since April last these ships have the measure- ments of Engine room spaces, &c., deducted, bringing them on the same footing as vessels of other nations with regard to their light dues, and this reduced tonnage is inserted in the present returns.

6. The only sensible decrease is in vessels under the Peruvian and Siamese flags, there having been 15 fewer vessels in the former instance, and 19 fewer vessels in the latter instance arrived in 1875 than entered the Colony in 1874.

7. Of the Countries whence the vessels included in this return have arrived, there have been entered 26 vessels having a tonnage of 19,394 tons more from the Australasian Colonies than came here in 1874. The trade between this and the Coast of China and Formos has largely increased, 188,874 tons having been entered in 1875 more than was the case in the previous year; and, it may reasonably be expected that the intended opening of the Port of Hoi How in Hainan will lead to a still further

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125

increase. The trade with Cochin China has improved to the extent of 98,563 tons. With the Continent of Europe trade has slightly improved, while that with Great Britain shows an increase of 35,891 tons. The trade with Siam has increased by 50 vessels and 38,034 tons, the increase being conveyed in vessels other than Siamese. With regard to the trade between this and India, there is a decrease of 13,647 tons.

    8. The trade with the Australasian Colonies has much improved since the steamers of the Eastern and Australian Mail Steam-ship Company have regularly established their linc, and these have been largely supplemented by occasional vessels leaving this for Cooktown in the Northern extreme of Queensland. This trade, hitherto conducted by sailing vessels, will soon be wholly in the hands of steam-ship owners, the navigation of the passages to and from Australia not offering many impediments to their safety.

9. Of the 3,562,774 tons of shipping entered in the books of this Office during the year, 45.2 per cent arrived in Junks, 43.7 per cent in Steamers and 11.1 per cent in European and American built Sailing vessels.

10. Excluding the Junk trade it will be found that 1,951,855 tons of registered shipping arrived in vessels other than Chinese built, 79.84 per cent of which was brought by Steam vessels and the remaining 20.16 per cent by Sailing vessels of all nations. Of this large percentage of Steam over Sailing ships 77.77 per cent is due to British Shipping, 9.60 per cent to French, 3.81 per cent to German, and the remainder to vessels under other flags.

    11. Large as the proportion of Steam shipping is over Sailing shipping, it is much greater in fact, as the Steam-ships of the present day carry so much more weight than their registered tonnage gives them credit for; while Sailing vessels do not carry much cargo over and above their registered tonnage.

    12. On the 16th April, 1875, the light on Cape d'Aguilar was first lit, it is a first order light and was seen from the deck of H. M. S. Hornet at a distance of twenty-three miles. Through the kind- ness of Commodore PARISH, R.N.,--the Surveyor General and the Officers of this Department were enabled to verify the distances at which Cape d'Aguilar and also Green Island lights could be seen, the latter is a fourth order light and was distinctly seen at a distance of eleven miles. Many Captains have testified to the value of the two lights, and when Cape Collinson light is exhibited, which it will be shortly, the approaches to Hongkong will be distinguishable at all hours and in all weather. Cape Collinson would have been lit long since, but that through some mismanagement a part of the appa- ratus was sent to the Cape of Good Hope.

    13. It is satisfactory to report that, but one typhoon (south-eastern edge) passed near the Colony in 1875. This was on the 31st May last, and from the sheltered position of the Harbour very little damage was done afloat. Macao and the Canton river felt the full force of the storm, and there is one sad shipwreck, that of the Poyang to record with the loss of many lives near Macao.

JUNK TRADE.

14. There is an increase in the numbers of Junks frequenting the Port from places on the Coast, but there is a decrease on the tonnage showing that a smaller kind of craft is being used. The Junk trade with Macao has decreased by 22,889 tons and 103 vessels. Probably a goodly proportion of the cargoes that would otherwise have been conveyed in native vessels has found its way here in the daily steamers. Macao suffered from two typhoons in two successive years losing a large number of Junks which have not been and probably never will be replaced.

15. Applications have been made to run Steam-launches between this place and Namtao a City on the left or East bank of the Canton river about twenty-seven miles from Hongkong. Although the proposal has been prominently brought to the notice of the Chinese Authorities, as yet permission to run a foreign built boat into a non-consular Port has not been granted.

EMIGRATION.

    16. There has been an increase of 51 per cent in the emigration of Chinese from Hongkong in 1875 over 1874. The discovery of gold in the North of Queensland has led to a large emigration of Chinese to Cooktown, 8,325 persons having gone to that newly established Port.

17. There has also been an increase during the year of 5,535 Chinese to the Straits Settlements and of 3,180 Chinese to California.

18. Many of the Chinese who left for Cooktown have returned, some of them discontented with the hardships which usually accompany the gold digger; while others have come back having been successful, and, as the voyage is an easy and a quick one, they have come to spend their new year holiday in their native country.

19. It is impossible to say how much gold has been brought from Cooktown, as the Chinese keep the gold in their own possession rather than place it in the hands of the Captain and pay a small freight for its security.

20. During a short visit that I paid to Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland, during the last summer, I was greatly interested in ascertaining how much or how little Chinese had gained by emigrating. In Melbourne and Sydney, every one ad?nitted the persevering industry and sobriety of the Chinese, and the general cry was for Chinese labour, but no one seem disposed to import it. Trades unionism amongst the European Artisans and Servants tends in a great measure to keep Chinesc labour out of the field.

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21. I observed but few Chinese employed in conjunction with Europeans. Chinese were chiefly working on their own account, keeping shops, cultivating and selling vegetables; and in the towns they appeared to thrive and make money.

    22. A visit to Ballarat, Creswick, Clunes and their neighbouring gold fields, enabled me to see the patience of the Chinese to its fullest extent. I found these people working in gangs of four or five, digging, washing, all at hard solid labour, working while it was daylight and having nothing but the most miserable hut, neither wind nor water-tight to retire to for the night. The earnings of these men averaged about three pounds sterling a month each. The fields on which they are allowed to seek for gold have generally been worked over twice or three times and have ultimately been deserted by European diggers, and it is the latter's refuse that Chinese are content to take. Chinese would be much better paid, housed, and fed as farm labourers, but many of them seemed to prefer the chance of finding something good and becoming rich more quickly than a labourer's savings will permit of.

    23. In newly discovered gold fields, a greater amount of success attends the digger's labour, but even there the Chinaman is not allowed to come near when the European thinks he will get gold. The Chinaman's secret of success is patience and perseverance combined with the strictest sobriety. Cooktown, which has sprung into existence since the discovery of gold in its neighbourhood, is still a town of wood and canvas. Here the Chinaman is seen to great perfection. He owns some of the principal shops in the place and by his attention to business, and care of his money when he has made it, he is amongst the most wealthy in the place. Chinese in North Queensland have many greater advantages than Europeans. The climate is better adapted to the former than to the latter, and they can work throughout the year, while Europeans are unable to do so.

24. Female emigration to Penang and Singapore has increased by 110.69 per cent, and out of 15,158 Chinese despatched hence to the Straits Settlements nearly 14 per cent were females.

    25. Out of 19,168 emigrants to California, scarcely 2 per cent are females. There are varied opinions as to whether the partial prohibition placed on the importation of Chinese females into the United States is a politic one. Doubtless the influx of a large number of unmarried women into a country is likely to be attended by highly immoral results, but with people having an intimate know- ledge of the Chinese character, it is a question whether it is not better not to disturb female emigration than to prohibit it, the result of the latter being much more horrible and disgusting than one likes to dwell on.

REGISTRY OF SHIPPING.

26. The usual average work has been done in this branch of the Department. The British Registry of Shipping at Shanghai has not been sufficiently long established to affect the registry of ships here.

MARINE MAGISTRATE'S COURT.

27. There is an increase on the cases tried in this Court in 1875 over 1874. None of the cases were of a serious nature.

EXAMINATIONS FOR THE POSTS OF MASTERS AND MATES, UNDER ORDINANCE No. 17 OF 1860.

28. Of fifty-nine applicants for examination, 64.5 per cent obtained Certificates, 35.5 per cent being unsuccessful.

MARINE COURTS, UNDER ORDINANCE No. 11 OF 1860.

29. There have been five Courts held during the year. The Viking, Official Number 71,662, grounded on the Bombay Shoal in the China Sea, was got off and came to Hongkong. The Poyang, Official Number 50,661, lost during a typhoon near Macao in May last. The Zambesi, Official Num- ber 68,413, in collision with a Junk. The Deerhound, Official Number 60,508, lost in the China Sea in Latitude 10° 41′ North and Longitude 114° 30′ East. The Sunda, Official Number 54,737, struck a sunken rock about a mile and a half North of Turnabout Island and was beached at Station Island, Haitan Strait. The Sunda was ultimately brought to Hongkong.

SEAMEN.

30. 6,654 Seamen were shipped, and 6,741 were discharged in 1875, being an excess of 13.1 per cent in the first, and 14.2 per cent in the latter instance of the shipping and discharging of Seamen

in 1874.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

II. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary,

HONGKONG,

1.-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels ENTERED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong from each Country, in the Year 1875.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

COUNTRIES WHENCE ARRIVED.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

Vessels.

Australia and New Zealand,..

79;

Coast of China and Formesa,

909

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

53,790 2,133|| 1 651,989 37,886

Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tons.

37

Cochin China.......

981

98,471 3,411

1

878

28,769 1,174]

787

22

1

909

946

3.11

99

Continent of Europe,

2

911

28

2

Great Britain,

126 151,415 4,707

2,349 100

127

? ? ???

India and Singapore,

88 126,199 6,100

Japan,

36

50,308 2,582|

2,483.

67

39

Java and other Islands in the Indian Archi-

61 3,084 108

6

99,258 3,475 52 911 28 52 153,761 4,807 31 24,714 656 88 126,199 6,100 17 11,289 4201 52,791| 2,649|| 32 32,618 2,503 3,084 108

34,116 1,414

1

315

Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews. Vessels.

SO 54,668 2,150 35 20,430 561 36 21,839 588 114 74.220 2,694 21 680,758 39,060 16,480 1,296,734 216,405 5,984 358,888 60,459|22,464 1,655,622 276,864, 17,889 1,948,723 254,291 6,021 53

TOTAL.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST,

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

27

12

34,431 1,426) 150 182.587] 4,855,

TOTAL.

Tons. Crews.

76,007 2,743

1,787 49 116 387,657 61,638 23,410 2,336,380 315,924

1,102 46] 152 133,689, 4,901

78,977 3,748

25

91

53

79,002 3,752||

54

79,888 3,771

251

9

55

700

36

25,414 692

160 176,129 5,863

3,049

136

162

79,913 8,780 179,178 5,499

17

...

11,289 4201

105 137,488 6,520

105

137,488 6,520

645

351

33,263 2,518

68

82,926 5,085,

3,128 82

72

86,054 5,167

4 1,747 65

4 1,747

65

10

4,831 173

101

4,831

173

pelago,

Macao.

361

163,681| 13,254||

784

27

363] 164,465 13,281|

1,083

150,033 27,431

212

20,945 3,152 1,325 170,978 30,586

1,441

313,714 40,688

244

21,729 8,179 1,688 335,443, 43,867

Pellow Islands,

1

136

10:

136 10]

1

136

10

1

136

10

...

Philippine Islands,

21

8,903

757

1

541

15

22

9,444 772

67

22,162 1,920

67

22,162 1,929

88

31,065 2,686

11

541

15

89

31,606 2,701

Sandwich Islands,

3

1,791 45

3

1,791 45

3

1,791 45

3

1,791 45

Siam,

54

34,497 1,476,

54

34,497 1,476]

114

United States of America,..

9

14,443 728

9

14,443] 728

27

56,240 2,950. 53,726 2,870

11-1

56,240 2,950]

168

90,787 4,426

168

90,787 4,426

1 1,352 261 28

55,078 2,396

36

68,169 3,098

1,352

26]

37

69,521 3,124

TOTAL,.

1,789 1,357,691|73,200||

46

36,591

011,784,713, 200,501 6,232

1,489 1,835 1,394,282 74,639 18,001 1,781,713,260,505 6,232 388,779 65,736 24,283 2,168,492 324,241 19,790 3,142,404 383,705 6,278

420,370 65,175 26,068 3,562,774 398,880

II. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbour Master, &c.

II.-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels CLEARED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong for each Country, in the Year 1875.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

COUNTRIES TO WHICH DEPARTED.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

F

Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels,

Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

Amoor River,

1

384

14

1

Australia and New Zealand,.

32

26,034 1,726)

32

384

26,934 1,726

14

4:

1,174

3,035

49.

4

1,174] 49

5

105

4

3,035; 105

36

1,558 631 29,069 1,831]

5

...

1,558

63

36;

29,009 1,831

British North America,.

1

Cape of Good Hope,

1:

329 14]

I

329

14

2

395

420

12

1

395

12

1

395

12

1

395

12

19

420

19

3

749

3

749

33

Coast China and Formosa,

907 678,518 39,269

119

Const of New Guinea,

Cochin China....

35

28,826 1,095)

53

73,734 2,814 1,026

60,172 2,063) 88

752,252 42,08% 10,973 1,381,469 224,615 5,214 273,530 50,009 22,187 1,654,999 274,684 17,880 2,059,987 268,881 5,383 347,264 52,883 23,213 2,407,251 316,767

1

136.

12

136

12

88.998 3,158

30 19,950 831

19

13,201 556 49

Continent of Europe,.

3

1,042 86;

3

1,042 36

33. 62.499 2,202)

83

65

33,151 1,887 62,499 2,202||

186

48,776 1,926

12}

136

12

721 73,373 2,619

137 122,149 4,545

63,541 2.288)

36

63,541 2,238

Great Britain..

61

90,197 3,025)

61

90,197, 3.025

7 5,728 205

7 5,728 205

95.925 3,230)

68

95,925) 3,230

India and xingapore,.

74

97,056 4,648)

4,761 133

Japan.

47

64,715 3,102

:

79 101,817 4,781 26: 47

Java and other Islands in the Indian Archi-

1

787

261

pelago,

M?czo,

362 163,298| 13,228||

Philip

we I dands,..

17

Sandy h Islands,

Siar

22

7,572 6551

14,671 748 38

25

1,589

17,030 461

26,690 874

59

4

60

41,361 1,622|

64,715, 3,102]

85

2,376 315 11 862 163,298 13,228 1,173 152,166 28,160) 80 42 24,608, 1,116| 58 17,026 1,617 28. 3 1,245 431 7,693 508

28

18,723 672) 29,673 2,427

1,510

51

30

20,233 728

100: 115,779) 5.820)

1822

49

30

30,451 2,476 75 94,388 5,529

→ 2

6,271

184

109 122,050 5,504

778

49

77

95,166 5,578

1

1

15

2

81

354 669 26 2 8,110 1.073 1,253 160,276 29,233 1,535 20,299, 490. 37,325 2,107 70

1,102 37

1,943 74

G

3,045 111

315,464 41,388

3

15

So h America,

6

2,394 79

South Pacife.

3,958 100

5

nited States of America,.

31 36,165 1,422]

31

3,958 100 36,165 1,422|| 44

2

75

298 19] 2

37,581 1,798

90

70,065 2,729

TOTAL,

75 106,230 4,151,

2,394 79

5.214 147

75 106,230 4,151

1,209,594 1,594|1,209,594| 69,008] 248 187,940 6,504 1,842 1,397,534 75,512 18,4061,774,399 264,315 5,425 356,826 54,129 23,831 2,130,725 318,444 20,000 2,983,993 333,323 5,673 544,266 60,633 25,673 3,528,259 30

H. G. THOMSF

1,245 43 45,274 2,806] 6 2,394 79

3

37

24,598 2,272| 53 1,245. 43] 22,364 1,256

...

113

80 8,110 1,078 37,335 951

64,271 2,672

1,615

123

323,574 42,461

61,938 3,223

3

1,245 43

150;

86,635 3,928

963, 281

4

44

1,256 47 70,065 2,720

2,394 79

293

19

7

4,921 128

...

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18?? MARCII, 1876.

MBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels of each Nation ENTERED at the Port of Victoria, in the Colony of

Hongkong, in the Year 1875.

ENTERED.

NATIONALITY

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

OF VESSELS.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

rican,

61

81,652

3,020

7

3,658

104

68

85,310

3,124

trian,

6

2,014

82

1

645

15

7

97

ritish,

1,789

1,357,691

73,200

46

36,591

1,439

1,835

1,894,282

74,639

Cambodian,

1

295

33

1

295

33

Chinese,

51

43,328

2,304

3

1,521

134

54

Chinese Junks,

17,269

1,247,880 234,074

6,190

363,039

62.970

23,459

44,849 1,610,919

2,438

297,044

Danish,

33

25,019

872

5

4,490

135

38

29.509 1.007

Dutch,

8

4,716

115

8

4,716

115

French,

157

181,770

10,033

4

1,830

56

161

183,600

10,089

German,

251

126,519

4,821

12

4,219

149

263

130,738

4,970

Hawaiian,

1

473

14

1

473

14

Italian,

1

909

18

1

909

18

Japanese,

1

..

700

36

1

700

36

Norwegian,

4,056

128

1,219

37

12

5,275

165

Peruvian,

853

40

853

40

Portuguese,

1

631

24

589

16

1,220

40

Russian,

3

3,961

136

3,961

136

Siamese,

71

34,174

2,528

71

34,174

2,528

Spanish,

69

23,311

2,194

Swedish,

9

3,105

109

IQ

1

386

18

70

28,697 2,212

2

630

26

11

3,735

135

TOTAL,..

19,790 8,142,404333,705

6,278

420,370

65,175

26,068 3,562,774 398,880

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master. &c.

IV. NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels of each Nation CLEARED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong,

in the Year 1875.

CLEARED.

NATIONALITY OF VESSELS.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

American,

Austrian,.

48 2

British,

1,594

71,477 580 1,209,594 69,008

2,748 18

19

14,244

303

67

85,721

3,051

5

248

2,979 187,940

73

7

6,504

1,842

3,559 1,397,534

91

75,512

Cambodian,

1

295

40

1

Chinese,.

45

37,179 1,907

3

Chinese Junks,

17,927

1,859,572 | 243,886

5,151

1,521 226,855

121

48

295 38,700 2,028

40

49,159

23,081 | 1,586,427 | 293,045

Danish,

29

283,290

779

8

5.908

200

37

20,198

999

Dutch,

3

1,541

42

3

2,327

56

6

3,868

08

French,

112

165,770

8,256

47

17,040

608

159

182,810

8,864

German,

127

68,844 2,826

125

56,285

1,893

252

125,129

4,719

Japanese,.

1

700

36

1

700

Norwegian,

6

?

2,444

83

5

2,484

66

11

4,928

149

Peruvian,.

1

410

18

1

924

18

1,834

36

Portuguese,

1

589

19

?

589

19

Russian,

2

3,119

118

842

18

3,961

130

Siamese,

29

14.208

1,194

42

20.665

1,390

71

34,873

2,584

Spanish,

67

22,941

2,308

6

Swedish,

6

2,140

78

1,957 1,595

113

73

24,898 2,421

55

11

3,735

128

TOTAL,..

20,000 2,083,993 | 333,323

5,673

544,266

60,633 25,678 3,528,259 393,956

I. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

2

V.—TOTAL NUMBER, TONNAGE, AND CREWS OF VESSELS ENTERED AT EACH PORT IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG, IN THE YEAR 1875.

?

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

NAMES

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

OF PORTS.

Vls. Tons. Crews.

Vis.

Tons. Crews. Vis. Tons. Crews,

Vls.

Tons. Crews. Vls.

Tons. Crews. Vls.

Aberdeen,

Shau-ki Wall,...

Stanley,

Victoria,

Yau-ma Ti,.

Total,

13,888 4,285 827 45,870 8,945 1,578 9,438 1,682 250.

1,789 1,357,691 73,200)

46

1,789 |1,357,691; 73,200

46

Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vis.

481 25,200 6,047 346 39,178 10,332 25,290 6,047

722 31,219 7,453 850 76,589*16,398) 722 31,219 7,453 856

140] 12,307 1,975 116 21,745 8,657) 140 12,307 1,975 116 36,591 1,439 1,835 1,304,282 74,639 16,4711,706,643 242,373 3,984| 272,168 44,484 20,455 1,978,811 286,857 18,200 3,064,334315,573 4,030 187 9,254 2,657 930 42,915 4,340 1,117, 52,169 6,997] 187 9,254 2,657 930 36,591 1,439 1,835 1,304,282 74,639 18,001 1,784,713 260,505 6,232 383,779 63,736 24,233 2,168,492 324,24119,7905.142,404333,705 6,278|| 420,370 65,175| 26,008,3,562,774 398,880

Tons. Crews. Vls.

Tons.

Crews.

481

346

13,888 4,285| 827 45,370 8,945| 1,578

39,178 10,332

70,589, 16,398

9,438 1,682 250

21,745 3,657

308,759 45,923 22,290 3,373,093,361,496 42,915 4,340 1,117 52,169 6,997

T

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

VI. TOTAL NUMBER, TONNAGE, AND CREWS OF VESSELS CLEARED AT EACH PORT IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG, IN THE YEAR 1875.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

NAMES

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

OF PORTS.

Vis. Tons. Crews. Vls.

Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vis.

Tons. Crews. Vls.

Aberdeen, lau-k? V?n,

Stanley,..

Victoria, Yau-ma Ti..

Total,.

1,594 1.209,594 69,008,

248

187,940 6,504

1,594 1,209,594 69,008

248

5,125 1,216] 713. 48,221 7,034) 727 9,866 1,473| 152 1,842 1,307,534 75,512 16,884 1,682,501 249,001 3,197 466 28,686 4,301| 636. | 187,940 | 6,504 | 1,8421.397,534 75,512 18,406 1,774.399 261,315 5 5,425

114

838

104

Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. 33,109 9,027| 827 38,231 10,243 114 5,125 1,216 26,968 8,339 1,565 75,189 15,973 838 48,221 7,634| 11,788 2,153| 256 21,654 3,626} 104 9,866 1,473| 262,569 31,433 20,081 1,945.070|2×1,08 18,478 2,892,095 318,609 21,892 3,177|| 1,102| 50,578 7,508] 466 28,686 4,391

VIS.

Tons. Crews. Vls.

Tons.

Crews.

713

33,109 9,027|

827

38,234 10,243

727

26,968 8,339 1,565

75,189 15,973

152

11,788 2,153 256

21,654 3,626

3,445

636

450,509 37,937, 21,923 3,342,604 356,546 21,892 3,177| 1,102| 50,578, 7,568

356,320 54,120 23,831 2.130,725 318,444 20,000 2,983,993 333,523 5,673 544,266 60,633 25,673 3,528,259 393,956

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

129

130

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

VII.--Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, and Passengers of Junks ENTERED from Macao, during the Year ending 31st December, 1875.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

L

Victoria,

1,083 150,033

27,434

5,461

240

19,970 3,118

508

1,323

170,003

30,552

5,969

}

Total,...

1,083

150,033

27,434

5,461

240

19,970 3,118

508

1,323

170,003 30,552 5,969

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

VIII.--Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, and Passengers of Junks CLEARED for Macao, during the Year ending 31st December, 1875.

BALLAST.

CARGO.

TOTAL.

Vessels. Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen- gers.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Victoria,

1,173

152,166

28,160

5,357

76

6,714 1,015

465

158,880 1,249

29,175 5,822

Total,... 1,173 152,166 28,160

5,357

76

6,714 1,015

465

1,249

158,880 29,175

5.822

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

IX.-Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, and Passengers of Junks ENTERED at each Port in the Colony of Hongkong from Ports on the Coast of China and Formosa, during the Year ending 31st December, 1875.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Passen-

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

gers.

Aberdeen,

481

25,290

6,047

192

346

13,888 4,285

96

827

39,178

10,332

288

Shau-ki W?n,

722

31,219

7,453

238

856

45,370

8,945

67

1,578

76,589

16,398

305

Stanley,

140

12,307

1,975

26

116

9,438 1,682

22

256

21,745

3,657

48

Victoria,

14,656

1,019,777 188,508 |129,351

Yau-ma Ti,...

187

9.254 2,657

8

3,702 930

231,458

40,600

42,915

4,340

17,236 11

19,358 1,117

1,251,235 229,108146,587

52,169

6,997

19

Total,.... 16,186 1,097,847 206,640 129,815

5,950

343,069 59,852

17,432

22,136

1,440,916 266,492 147,247

H. G. THO?SETT, R.N.,

Harbour Master, &c.

X.-Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, and Passengers of Junks CLEARED at cach Port in the Colony of Hongkong for Ports on the Coast of China and Formosa, during the Year ending 31st December, 1875.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews,

Passen- gers.

Passen-

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

gers.

Aberdeen,

114

Shan-ki W?ng

838

Stanley,

104

5,125 1,216 48,221 7,634 9,866 1,473

125

713

33,109

9,027

109

315

727

26,968

8,339

67

827 1,565

38,234

10,243

234

75,189 15,973

13

152

11,788

2,153

22

256

Victoria,

15,232 | 1,115,508 201,012 |129,600

2,850

126,384

25,448

6,916

Yau-ma Ti,...

466

28,686

4,391

92

636

21,892 3,177

65

18,082 1,102

Total,.

16,754 1,207,406 | 215,726 | 130,145

5,078

220,141

48,144

7,179

21,654 3,626 1,241,892 226,460 | 136,516

50,578

21,832 1,427,547 263,870 | 137,324

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbour Master, &c.

382 35

7,568

157

131

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

XI.-Gross Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, and Passengers of Junks ENTERED at each Port in the Colony of Hongkong, (exclusive of Local Trade), during the Year ending 31st December, 1875.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vesssis.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tous. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Passen-

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

gers.

Aberdeen,

481

25,290

6,047

192

346

13,888 4,285

96

827

39,178

10,332

288

Shau-hi NV?n,

722

31,219

7,453

238

856

45,370

8,945

67

1,578

76,589

16,398

305

Stanley,

140

12.307 1,975

26

116

9.438

1,682

22

256

21,745

3,657

48

Victoria,

15,739

Yau-ma Ti,...|

187

1,169,810 215,942 | 134,812

9,254 2,657

8

3,942 930

251,428

43,718

17,744

Total,....

17,269

1,247,880 234,074 | 135,276

6,190

42,915 4,340

363,039 62,970

11

19,681 1,117

1,421,238 259,660 152,556

17,940

52,169

23,459 1,610,919 297,044 | 153,216

6,997

19

II. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

XII.-Gross Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, and Passengers of Junks CLEARED at each Port in the Colony of Hongkong, (exclusive of Local Trade), during the Year ending 31st December, 1875.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Passen-

Tous. Crews.

gers.

Aberdeen,

114

5.125

1,216

125

713

33,109

9,027

109

827

38,234 10,243

234

Shan-ki W?n,

838

48,221

7,634

315

727

26,968

8,339

67

1,565

75,189

15.973

382

Stanley,

104

9,866

1,473

13

152

11,788

2,153

22

256

21.654

3.626

35

Victoria,

16,405

1,267,674 | 229,172 | 134,957

2,926

133,098

26,463

7,381

Yau-ma Ti,...

466

28,686 4,391

92

636

21,892

3,177

65

19,331 1,102

Total.. 17,927

1,359,572 243,886 135,502

5,154

226,855

49,159

7,644

23,081

1,400,772 255,635 142.338

50,578 7,568

1,586,427 293,045 | 143,146

157

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbour Master, &c.

XIII.-Return of Junks (Local Trade) ENTERED at the Port of Victoria from the Out-stations of the Island and the Villages of British Kowloon during the Year ending 31st December, 1875.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels. Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Victoria,

3,508 116,189 39,802 11,983 1,040

14,066 4,239 7,006

4,548

130,255 44,041 18,989

Total,.... 3,508 116,189 39,802 11,983 1,040

14,066 4,239 7,006

4,548

130,255 44,041 18,989

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbour Master, &c.

XIV.—Return of Junks (Local Trade) CLEARED from the Port of Victoria for the Out-stations of the Island and the Villages in British

Kowloon during the Year ending 31st December, 1875,

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tous. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Victoria,

1,996 45,916

19,645 12,188 2,541

80,137 24,180 6,860 4,537

126,053 43,825 19,048

Total,.... 1,996

45,916

19,645 12,188 2,541

80,137

24,180

6.860 4,587

126,053 43,825 19,048

H. G. TuoMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, §e.

132

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

XV.-SUMMARY.

FOREIGN Trade.

No. OF VESSELS.

TONS.

CREWS.

British Vessels entered with Cargoes,..

Do.

do. in Ballast,.

1,789 46

1,357,691

73,200

36,591

1,439

Total,....

1,835

1,394,282

74,639

British Vessels cleared with Cargoes,.....

1,594

1,209,594

69,008

Do.

do. in Ballast,.

248

187,940

6,504

Total,....

1,842

1,397,534

75,512

Total of all British Vessels entered and cleared,

3,677

2,791,816

150,151

Foreign Vessels entered with Cargoes,

18,001

1,784,713

260,505

Do.

do. in Ballast,

6,232

383,779

63,736

Total,....

24,233

2,168,492

324,241

Foreign Vessels cleared with Cargoes,

Do.

18,406

1,774,399

264,315

do. in Ballast,.

5,425

356,326

54,129

Total,.................

23,831

2,130,725

318,444

Total of all Foreign Vessels entered and cleared,.......

48,064

4,299,217

642,685

Total of all Vessels entered with Cargoes,

Do.

do. in Ballast,.

19,790

3,142,404

333,705

6,278

420.370

65,175

Total of all Vessels entered,.

26,068

3,562,774

398,880

Total of all Vessels cleared with Cargoes,

Do.

do. in Ballast,

20,000

2,983,993

333,323

5,673

544,266

60,633

1

Total of all Vessels cleared,..

25,073

3,528,259

393,956

Total of all Vessels entered and cleared with Cargoes, .............

39,790 6,126,397

667,028

Do.

do. in Ballast,..

11,951

964,636

125,808

Total of all Vessels engaged in Foreign Trade only, entered and cleared,...

51,741

7,091,033

792,886

LOCAL TRADE.

Total of Vessels entered,

Do.

4,548

130,255

44,041

cleared,

4,537

126,053

43,825

Total of all Vessels engaged in Local Trade only, entered and cleared,.....

9,085

256,308

87,866

Total of all Vessels engaged in Foreign Trade only, entered and cleared,.

Do.

do. in Local Trade only,

Grand Total of all Vessels entered and cleared,..

51,741

7,091,033

792,836

do.

9,085

256,308

87,866

60,826

7,347,341

880,702

SUMMARY OF CHINESE PASSENGERS.

NAMES OF PLACES.

From Ports other than in China or Japan,

Do.

in China and Japan,.

Do.

in Macao,

Do.

in Villages of the Colony,..

38,502

323,077

57,550

18,989

Total Arrivals,....

438,118

Left for Ports other than in China or Japan,.

48,152

Do.

in China and Japan,

324,839

Do.

in Macao,.....

52,504

Do.

in Villages of the Colony,

19,048

Total Departures, ·

Excess of Departures of Chinese over Arrivals,...........

Grand Total of Arrivals and Departures, .......

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbour Master, §c.

444,543

6,425

882,661

?

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

XVI. RETURN of VESSELS REGISTERED at the Port of Hongkong, during the Year 1875.

NAME OF VESSEL.

OFFICIAL REGISTERED HORSE

No.

TONNAGE. POWER.

RIG.

BUILT

OF.

WHERE BUILT

AND WHEN.

REMARKS, &c.

Auguste,

64,119

210.35

Schooner

Wood

V?ndam, Holland, 1869.

Foreign name Auguste.

Early Bird, str.,

64,103

19.02

12

None

Wood

Hongkong, 1871.

Sold to Foreigner, 1875.

One,

64,120

94.19

Lorcha

Wood

Do.,

1859.

Ten,

64,121

43.80

Lorcha

Wood

Macao, 1860.

Presto,

64,122

384.33

Barque

Iron

Amsterdam, 1862.

Minatitlan,....

29,148

219.38

Brig

Wood

Dumbarton, Scotland, 1860.

City of Whampoa, str.,

64,123

21.26

8

None

Wood

British Kowloon, 1875.

Sold to Foreigner, 1875.

Formosa, str.,...

31,233

458 30

154

Schooner

Iron

Glasgow, 1852.

White Cloud, str.,

64,124

527.01

150

None

Wood

Hongkong, 1875.

Alerta,

64,125

215.44

Schooner

Wood

Apenrade, 1862.

Washi, str.,

65,574

265.26

60

Schooner

Iron

Dublin, 1871.

Tuck Sing,

64,491

388.22

Hieronimus,

64,126

231.81

Barque Brig

Wood

Wood

St. John, New Brunswick, 1870. Apenrade, 1863.

133

H. G. THOMSett, R.N., Registrar of Shipping, §c.

XVII. RETURN of REGISTRIES of VESSELS CANCELLED at the Port of Hongkong, during the Year 1875.

NAME OF VESSEL.

OFFI-

CIAL No.

REGIS-

TERED TON-

NAGE.

DATE

OF REGISTRY.

HORSE POWER.

RIG.

BUILT

OF.

WHERE BUILT AND WHEN.

REASON

Dundee, Forfar, 1856.

New York, 1861.

Hamburg, 1858.

Peterhead, Scotland, 1853. Flensberg, 1860. Glasgow, 1862, Glasgow, 1864. Hongkong, 1871. British Kowloon, 1875.

OF

CANCELLATION.

Broken up, 1875.

Broken up, 1875.

Lost, 1874 Cancelled 1875. Foundered, 1875. Broken up, 1875. Wrecked, 1875.

Wrecked, 1875.

Sold to Foreigner, 1875. Wrecked, 1875.

Sold to Foreigner, 1875. Sold to Foreigner, 1875.

Celestial Breeze,

30,552 487.01

1863

Ship

Wood

Harpswell, 1854.

Onward,

10,455

606.20

1866

Ship

Wood

White Cloud, str.,

50,651

170.91

1867

300

None

Wood

New York, 1859.

Poyang, str.,.

50,661

364.98

1867

200

None

Wood

Annie Muriel,...

64,083

215.21

1871

Brigantine Wood

Ellon Castle,.

Georgina,

16,373 330.95

1872

Barque Wood

64,106 222.15

1873

Brig

Wood

Nanzing, str.,

44,777

419.05

1873

200

Schooner Iron

Yuentzefee, str.,..

47,847 315.99

1873

100

Schooner Iron

Early Bird, str.,

64,103

18.02

1875

12 None

Wood

City of Whampoa, str. 64,123

21.26

1875

8

None

Wood

H. G. THOMSETT, r.N., Registrar of Shipping, &c.

XVIII.—AMOUNT of FEES received under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1855, and Ordinance No. 10 of 1860, in the

Harbour Department, during the Year 1875.

MATTER OR DUTY IN RESPECT OF WHICH

NUMBER.

FEE.

AMOUNT.

REMARKS.

FEE TAKEN.

Alteration of Agreement with Seamen,

5

$1.00

5.00

Certifying Desertions,

151

1.00

151.00

Declaration of Ownership,.

11

1.00

11.00

Endorsement of Change of Master,.

38

1.00

38.00

Granting Certificate of Imperial Registry,

B

10.00

130.00

Recording Discharge of Mortgage,

6

5.00

30.00

Recording Mortgage of Ship,..

12

5.00

60.00

Recording Sale of Ship.....

5

5.00

25.00

Recording Transfer of Mortgage, Registering Certificate of Sale,.

1

5.00

5.00

4

5.00

20.00

Total,....

$

475.00

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Registrar of Shipping, Se.

134

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

XIX.-RETURN of CHINESE PASSENGER SHIPS Cleared by the Emigration Officer, Hongkong, during the Year ending 31st December, 1875.

ADELTS.

CHILDREN.

No.

DATE CLEARED.

NATIONALITY

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHITHER BOUND,

OF SHIP.

To-

TAL.

REMARKS.

M.

F.

M.

F.

1

January

7 Danube, str.

561

British

A. Clanchy

Bangkok

216

1

5

7.7.7.

)))

2

12

>>

Arratoon Apcar, str.

959

E. Schultze

Singapore

267

15

460

"

Penang

158

16

Singapore

170

9)

3

99

12

Adria, str.

781

W. E. Brecze

19

Penang

801

504

17

4

13

"

Alaska, str.

4,011

American

E. van Sice

San Francisco

769

803

5

16

Carisbrooke, str.

875 British

M. G. Scott

Singapore

41

1

221

Penang

177

:

:

6

""

19 China, str.

978

T. S. Gardner

Singapore

7

"

19

Cassandra, str.

937 German

H. Langer

Penang Singapore Penang

83 60 31

187

116

217

88

8

"

19

Kjobenhavn, str.

9

20

Vancouver, str.

11

10

25

Mactan, str.

11

February

1

Oregonian, str.

701 Danish 1,987 British

312 Spanish 1,914 American

D. Torm

Bangkok

$1

81

T. Shaw

San Francisco

877

382

J. M. Larrinaga

Manila

87

1

80

C. R. Harris

San Francisco

86

123

19

259

12

I

Formosa, str.

651 British

C. E. Steward

Singapore

87

40

"

13

"2

4

Legislator, str.

1,374

R. Craig

Singapore

??

25

Penang

36

19

14

13

Arratoon Apear, str.

1,392

A. B. Mactavish

Singapore

47

10

**

15

15

China, str.

3,836

American

J. W. Philip

San Francisco

960

16

17

Thales, str.

$19

British

M. Young

Singapore

32

17

24 | Singapore, str.

964

""

18

24 Rajah, str.

358

J. Dumbreak

W. Menzell

Cooktown

394

Singapore

$2

19

27

Alva

589

Portuguese

E. A. de Souza

Dunedin, N.Z.

260

20

March

1

Adria, str.

781

British

21

1

Great Republic, str.

8,881

American

22

4

Portland

871

British

W. E. Breeze

W. B. Cobb D. Smith

Cooktown

360

:::

::::

172

57

970

86

394

82

200

360

San Francisco

936

938

Dunedin, N.Z.

278

278

??

23

6

Formosa, str.

855

Spanish

J. Morales

Manila

263)

27

290

24

8

Game Cock

1,119

American

T. C. Stoddard

San Francisco

190

201

210

25

11

Esmeralda, str.

895

British

E. Theband

Manila

16

50

26

12

Kjobenhavn, str.

701

Danisli

D. Torm

Singapore

331

382

27

15

Colorado, str.

8,727

American

H. C. Dearborn

San Francisco

904

908

28

18

Cassandra, str.

937

"

& REAR A ARKAS÷÷÷==== co

29

18

China, str.

978

German

British

II. Langer

Singapore

288

???

403

Penang

105

T. S. Gardner

30

19

Namoa, str.

862

31

20

Egeria, str.

1,087

German

32

22

Danube, str.

561

British

33

23 Abbotsford, str.

649

J. Mann

??

34

35 April

A

27 Somerset, str.

654

H. M. Morris

G. T. Westoby

J. Entwisle A. Clanchy

Singapore Penang Cooktown

Do. Bangkok

Do. Singapore Cooktown

359

27

491

95

515

661

:

:

517

661

219

221

136

146

25

Brisbane

牛肉

21

140

263

36

"

37

25

BR

""

40

125578

City of Peking, str. Kvik

5,765

450

5 Killarney, str.

1,060

American Norwegian British

H. G. Morse

San Francisco

1,317

1,317

C. Lorange

Honolulu

106

111

Ferntower, str.

700

"

Garibaldi

671

Montgomeryshire, s.

1,116

American

British

II. O'Neill

J. L. Shiell

C. M. Noyes

G. Butlin

Singapore

501

47

14

568

Do.

138)

140

Portland, Oregon

262

14

278

Bangkok

78

78

41

9

Mount Washington

1,219

American

F. B. Perkins

San Francisco

384

27

411

42

13

Glentinlas, str.

1,366

British

I. G. Wilcox

Singapore

242

12

10

267

43

13 Scotland, str.

1,694

J. James

Cooktown

1,119

:

95

44

14

Forward

744

J. Strachan

Portland, Oregon

298

1,119 302

39

45

15 Japan, str.

1.865

"

46

15

Alaska, str.

4,011

47

19 Tom Morton, str.

917

American British

J. Miller

J. Webster

Cooktown

1,003

H. Z. Howard

San Francisco

928

::

1,008

925

Cooktown

555

559

Singapore

164

28

48

20 Hindostan, str.

991

II. de Smidt

358

Penang

1501

Singapore

213

49

20

Thales, str.

819

""

M. Young

296

Penang

76

50

22 Abbotsford, str.

649

J. Mann

Bangkok

117

117

"

Cooktown

27-1

Brisbane

65

:

:

51

""

24 Brisbane, str.

891

R. Balfour

479

""

Sydney

72

Melbourne

51

BAZAE86# @

52

26

Danube, str.

561

A. Clanchy

Bangkok

81

SA

53

27

Ellen Munroe

1,83 American

J. W. NorerOSE

San Francisco

483

54

30

Esmeralda, str.

55

May

Duna, str.

56

6

Atlantic

295 852 1,709

British

E. Thebaud

Manila

19

470 19

W. Thomson

Singapore

490|

25

""

G. O. Mellin

San Francisco

397

57

$

Kjobenhavn, str.

58

59

60

61

*****

10

Killarney, str.

1-4

Mecca, str.

15 City of Tokio, str.

17

Arratoon Apear, str.

701 Danish 1,080 British

686 3,438 American

959 British

C. Paulsen

Singapore

155

II. O'Neill

Cooktown

471

J. Johnson

Singapore

282

94

J. Maury

E. Schultz

San Francisco

931

Cooktown

647

Singapore

140

67

62

18 China, str.

978

T. S. Gardner

"

"

Penang

42

10

Singapore

105

$13

63

18

Cassandra, str.

39

64

19

Avonmore

987 German

1,260 British

H. Langer

Penang

(9

:

::

:

::

521 401

155

4711

868

981

647

270

176

"

65

"

19 Normanby, str.

664

W. R. Corfield

T. Park

San Francisco

442

458

Cooktown

72

Brisbane

59

152

Melbourne

21

66

SS3SRERRER 8

27

Riga, str.

920

J. M. Clarke

Singapore

287

10

BAN

"

$5

67

28

Danube, str.

561

A Clanchy

Bangkok

83

39

68

28

William H. Besse

1,026

American

33

69

June

]

China, str.

3,836

W. H. Besse W. B. Cobb

San Francisco

876

17

393

Do.

2

976

70

5

McNear

71

72

73

74

75

*****

5

Oceanic, str.

8 Champion of the Seas

10

Duna, str.

15

Great Republic, str.

16

Formosa, str.

76

19

17 Thales, str.

1,308 2,849 British 1,946 852 3,881 American 855 Spanish

819 British

D. A. Carter J. W. Jennings R. S. Wilson

Do.

15

Do.

7

640

Do.

32

607

W. Thomson

Singapore

834

17

3ST

H. C. Dearborn B. Blanco

San Francisco

938

938

Manila

87

Singapore

102

M. Young

Penang

16

Calcutta

:::::

ST

134

77

78

23

17

Hindostan, str.

AA

18 Galatea, str.

901

1,233 German

""

A. Mathewson

M. F. Johannsen

Singapore Penang

121

68

11

Singapore

669)

ER

77

26

Singapore

2432

399

101

Cooktown

208

79

"

18 Singapore, str.

964 British

J. 11. Peake

Brisbane Sydney Melbourne

15

14

11

::::

258

***** * * ** a

SO

21

Abbotsford, str.

81

* A

29

Marmion

82

28

Danube, str.

649 823 American 561 British

A. Hunter

Bangkok

39

41

F. W. Jordan

San Francisco

285

12

297

83 July

1

Belgie, str.

1,716

84

1

Esmeralda, str.

395

35

85

2

"

Fyen, str.

86

3

Mecca, str.

"

87

9

13

Rajanattianuhar,str..

909 Danish

686 British

933

A. Clanchy J. Metcalfe E. Thebaud

D. Torm

J. Johnson

Bangkok

10

41

San Francisco

5891

596

Manila

66

66.

:

Singapore

256

Penang

76]

G. T. Hopkins

$8

12

Kj?benhavn, str.

"

89

12

Estepona, str.

"

90

15

Alaska, str.

"

91

12

??

Bowen, str.

4,011

844

701 Danish British 676

American

British

C. Paulsen L. B. Hubback H. Z. Howard

Singapore Penang Bangkok Singapore

103

32

2722

358

28

152

281

70

74

Cooktown

15-1

154

San Francisco

588

158

15

770

J. Mackenzie

Cooktown Sydney

118

86

170

Melbourne

14

17

Arratoon Apcar, str.

1.392

A. B. Mactavish

Singapore

$1

234

"

::

Penang

39

Singapore

57

158

17 Cassandra, str.

937 German

H. Langer

Penang

7-

12

Carried forward.......... 118,872

Carried forward,.

31,949

514

11685,816

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

RETURN of CHINESE PASSENGER SHIPS Cleared by the Emigration Officer, IIongkong,-Continued.

135

No.

DATE CLEARED.

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

NATIONALITY OF SHIP.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHITHER BOUND.

To- TAL.

REMARKS.

M. F.

M.

F

Brought forward,..| 118,372

Brought forward,.. 31,949 1,237

514

116 33,816

94

July

26

Esmeralda, str.

395

British

W. H. Harvey

Manila

21

:

21

95

27

""

City of Exeter, str.

787

""

J. Gorley

Singapore

125

96

$1

Japan, str.

1,865

J. Miller

Do.

69

GO LO

3

128

5

1

""

76

97

August

2

Gaelic, str.

98

7

Mecca, str.

1,712 686

H. L'arsell

San Francisco

316

10.

326

J. Johnson

""

Singapore

131

31

2

164

Cleveland Bay

8

99

11

Brisbane, str.

891

R. Balfour

""

Cooktown

368

394

Sydney

16

100

14

""

Lord of the Isles, str.

1,845

W. Cowie

Singapore

105

115

101

""

16

City of Tokio, str.

3,448

American

J. Maury

San Francisco

236

102

17 Rajanattianuhar,str.

933 British

G. T. Hopkins

Bangkok

28

::

236

38

103

17

"

Argyll, str.

104

17

"

Hindostan, str.

105

17

Asia, str.

106

31

Danube, str.

1,270 991 880 Danish 561 British

D. Scott

""

Singapore

61

68

T. S. Gardner

Do.

551

124

II. P. Molsen

A. Clanchy

Do.

110,

5

119

Bangkok

131

107

September 1

Oceanic, str.

2,349

108

2

"

Fyen, str.

909 Danish

J. W. Jennings D. Torm

San Francisco

258

Cooktown

377:

:::

::

131

253

385

109

110

21

>>

6

Mecca, str.

8

Colorado, str.

686 British 2,284 American

J. Johnson

Singapore

199.

96

Penang

49

16

311

M. Connolly

San Francisco

97

97

Cooktown

113

Cleveland Bay

2

111

11

""

Singapore, str.

964

British

J. II. Peake

Keppel Bay

1

235

Brisbane

59

Sydney

35

112

113

11

Arratoon Apcar, str.

1,392

A. B. Mactavish

Melbourne Singapore Penang

17

71

591

=

30

20

Calcutta

2

11

""

Cassandra, str.

114

14

""

Leonor, str.

115

15

""

Great Republic, str.

3,880

116

18

29

Chancellor, str.

1,328

937 German 408 Spanish

American British

H. Langer

Singapore

67

26

:::

199

93

L. J. Diaz

Manila

5-4

:

56

W. B. Cobb

San Francisco

452

15

12

16

8

491

J. Reynolds

Singapore

70

11

83

117

23

""

Normanby, str.

664

J. A. Reddell

"

Cooktown

143

118

24

""

119

120

17

27

Estepona, str.

25 | Rajanattianular,str.

Norden, str.

676

"

L. B. Hubback

Bangkok

308

933

G. T. Hopkins

Do.

89

:

:

143

313

89

778

Danish

N. Jansen

Singapore

178

31

Penang

44

263

121

October

1 Belgic, str.

1,716 British

J. Metcalfe

San Francisco

312

:

14

326

122

4

"

Quang Se, str.

1,778

W. Holmes

17

Singapore

125

481

177

128

7

Pardo, str.

124

11

"1

Danube, str.

763

561

R. T. Power

Singapore

52

Penang

17

73

A. Clanchy

Bangkok

184

185

125

15

China, str.

3,836

American

H. C. Dearborn

San Francisco

411

13

427

126

"

15

Mecca, str.

127

16

Zamboanga, str.

686 British

651 Spanish

J. Johnson

Singapore

142

11

262

M. Arechavala

128

"

16

Argyll, str.

1,270 British

D. Scott

Penang Manila Singapore Penang

94

14

372

1

18

391

162

32

258

35

28

Singapore

84

67

129

19

16 Hindostan, str.

991

T. S. Gardner

130

""

25

City of Exeter, str.

787

J. Gorley

131

30 Rajanattianuhar,str.[

933

132

""

30

Abbotsford, str.

649

C. Patterson

G. T. Hopkins

Penang Calcutta Cooktown

Bangkok Singapore Penang

18

68

248

5

384

112

:::

::

384

112

204

313

59

133

November 1

Leonor, str.

134

1

Gaelic, str.

"

1,712

408 | Spanish

British

L. J. Diaz

Manila

24

24

W. H. Kidley

San Francisco

181

135

Cooktown

127

"

1

Brisbane, str.

891

R. Balfour

Sydney

50

::::

181

177

136

5

Norden, str.

778

187

5

""

Esmeralda, str.

138

10

"}

Bowen, str.

139

13

Fyen, str.

140

15 Alaska, str.

Danish 395 Spanish

844 British

909 Danish

4,011 American

N. Jensen E. Thebaud

Singapore Manila

162

30

197

47

47

T. Park

Singapore

100

128

Cooktown

28

D. Torm

Singapore

75

13

110

Penang

22

141

15

Danube, str.

142

"

16

Arratoon Apcar, str.

561 British

1,392

H. Z. Howard A. Clanchy

San Francisco

341

2

346

Bangkok

80

80

A. B. Mactavish

Singapore

75

Penang

112

75

51

309

143

"

16

Cassandra, str.

937 German

H. Langer

Singapore

76

293,

Penang

208

144

23

Esmeralda, str.

145

23

19

Antenor, str.

395 British 1,644

E. Thebaud

H. Jones

Manila Singapore

104

143

:::

1041

143

146

25

Kjobenhavn, str.

701 Danish

C. Paulsen

Singapore

191

15

147

December 1

Oceanic, str.

2,349

British

H. Parsell

San Francisco

285

148

15

1 Glenfalloch, str.

1,386

G. McBain

Singapore

95

21

"

Penang

41

39

NAVO

216

290

206

Singapore

29

149

4 Singapore, str.

964

J. H. Peake

Cooktown

102

"

Sydney

16

:::

147

150

7

""

Mecca, str.

686

J. Johnson

Singapore

117

24

313

"

Penang

150

16

151

14

City of Exeter, str.

787

15

J. Gorley

Singapore

261

8

Penang

140

8

252

:

427

152

15

Zamboanga, str.

153

"

18 Hindostan, str.

651 Spanish 991 British

M. Arechavala

Manila

96

961

T. S. Gardner

Singapore

147

59

3831

Penang

132

33

154

18

Argyll, str.

1,270

""

155

20

City of Tokio, str.

3,448

156

22

Danube, str.

American 561 British

D. Scott

J. Maury

Singapore

158

18

Penang

194

12

San Francisco

592

732

394

601

A. Clanchy

Bangkok

193

193

157

23

Glenfinlas, str.

1,366

II. G. Wilcox

Singapore

114'

7

121

""

Cooktown

71

158

31 Normanby, str.

664

J. A. Reddell

Sydney

15

107

Melbourne

21

159

"

31 Belgic, str.

1,716

J. Metcalfe

San Francisco

596

596)

29

Total Tons,..

199,862

Total Passengers,.

44,982 2,344

696

180 48,152

To Bangkok,

45

Brisbane,

??

Calcutta,

??

"

Cleveland and Koppel Bays,

Cooktown, Queensland,

,, Dunedin, New Zealand,.

Honolulu, Sandwich Islands,

25

"

Manila,

59

Melbourne,

29

Penang,

,, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.,

San Francisco,

"

Singapore,

? Sydney,

do.,

SUMMARY.

2,310 282

22

2,837

:

282

13

15

11

11

8,296

27

8,325]

478

4781

106

111

1,282

1,284)

138)

142

8,017

558!

40

21 3,661

5601

2

18

580

18,172

9,783

221 1,448,

35 219

60' 19,168)

9711,497

251

261

Total Passengers,.

414,932 2,344

696

180 48,152

II. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Emigration Officer, &c.

136

????-----———

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

XX.-RETURN of VESSELS bringing CHINESE PASSENGERS to the Port of Victoria, Hongkong, from Places out of the Chinese Empire, during the Year ending the 31st day of December, 1875.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

No.

DATE ARRIVED.

SHIP's NAME.

TONS.

NATIONALITY OF SHIP.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHERE FROM.

TOTAL. REMARKS.

M. 1.

31.

F.

Jan.

far.

4 | Rajah, str.

858 British

Menzell

Manila

91

4

Pearl, str.

Munk

"

Singapore

212

4

Elizabeth Dougall

White

Portland, Oregon

187

6 Arratoon Apear, str.

8 China, str.

959 9781

Cass

D

Singapore

360

Gardner

165

SNO

9

China, str.

3,834 American

Phillip

San Francisco

560

}}

9 Sarpedon, str.

1,59 British

Ferguson

Singapore

185

8

9

10

11

12

13

12

Mactan, str.

312 Spanish

Larinaga

Manila

190

"

12

12

Yneu-tze-fee, str.

315 British

Moalle

114

12

1

Fleurs Castle, str.

1.622

Dickie

91

Singapore

119

94

212

187

360

165

560

135

150

114

119

16

17

Vancouver, str.

1,987

Shaw

San Francisco

290

""

18

99

Legislator, str.

20

Hydaspes, str.

1,874 1,890

Craig

Singapore

200

100

293 B

202

Rennoldson

59;

61

""

12

14

20

Milton, str.

999

Buchart

186

"}

"}

25

::

188

15

21

Priam, str.

1,572

Scale

343

350

29

16

22 Madagascar, str.

884 German

Fehrmann

Bangkok

55

55

17

22 Formosa, str.

355] Spanish

Morales

Manila

$5

87

18

22 Garibaldi

671] American

Noyes

11

Portland, Oregon

127

142

19

27 Formosa, str.

651 British

Stewart

Bangkok

39

1

44

20

Feb.

3 Arratoon Apcar, str.

1,392

Mactavish

}}

Singapore

127

180

21

8

Thales, str.

819

19

22

8 Singapore, str.

961

Young Dumbreck

180

181

11

124

124

23

9 Hector, str.

1,522

17

Bewley

46

46

24

9 Danube, str.

561

"

Clanchy

Bangkok

41.

44

9. Ful Yu. str.

920 Chinese

Croad

Singapore

100:

100

26

15

Great Republic, str.

3,881 American

Cobb

San Francisco

284

296 C

27

17

Pearl, str.

705 British

Munk

Singapore

581

61

28

27

Diomed, str.

1,202

Jackson

92

100

"}

29

27

Esmeralda, str.

395

Thebaud

Manila

270

270

"

30 Marchi

1

Milton, str.

999

Buchart

"}

Singapore

186

188

31

32

8

China, str.

978

Gardner

1961

200

11

19

99

10

34

27

""

36

""

13

37

38

39

40

"}

9 Cassandra, str.

Somerset, str.

11 Colorado, str.

13 Patroclus, str.

Carisbrooke, str.

15 Danube, str.

17 Bengal, str.

22

Formosa. str.

22 Yuen-tze-fee, str.

654 British

3,727 American

1,660 British

Langer Morris

Scott

926 German

158

+

6

168

129

129

27

Dearborn

San Francisco

111

111 D

Drenning

Singapore

188

N

190

875

500

500

1

561

3)

Clanchy

Bangkok

62

65

1,808

命命

Douglas

Singapore

192

200

355 Spanish

Morales

Manila

67

1

G8

315 British

Moalle

118

118

41

23

11

Esmeralda, str.

395

Thebaud

159

160

71

42

11

25

City of Peking, str.

5,763 American

Morse

San Francisco

105

108 E

43

27

Pearl, str.

705 British

Munk

Singapore

408

419

44

28

Brisbane, str.

891

Balfour

188

192

""

27

45 April

2

Olympia, str.

777 German

Paulsen

491

49

""

46

2

Milton, str.

999 British

Buchart

352

352

71

47

17

5

Thales, str.

819

22

Young

200

200

11

48

21

6

Alaska, str.

49

19

50

51

10 Hindostan, str.

10 Glenfalloch, str.

16 Abbotsford, str.

4,011 American

991 British

Miller

Howard

San Francisco

41

41 F

Singapore

271

20

300

52

"

16 Esmeralda, str.

1,386

""

649 895

17

McBain

149

151

53

16

"1"

Formosa, str.

54

19

17

Nestor, str.

55

"}

30

City of Tokio, str.

355 Spanish 1,414. British

3,438 American

Mann

Blanco

Bangkok

40

40

Theband

Manila

213

214

37

37

Courtenay

Singapore

387

402

Maury

San Francisco

270

275 G

56

30

Russia, str.

1,574, Russian

Girard

Singapore

35

35

57

""

30

Normanby, str.

664 British

Park

76

77

58

30

Br?mar Castle, str.

1,425

""

59 May

1 Deucalion, str.

1,596

Marshall Butler

250

50

300

11

140

30

170

"

60

4

Leyte, str.

61

4 Glenearn, str.

62

4 Calabar, str.

63

5

China, str.

64

6 Cassandra, str.

65

8 Antenor, str.

1,644 British

66

10 Hongkong

67

11 Madagascar, str.

68

13 Agamemnon, str.

69

13 Esmeralda, str.

295

17

70

22

15 Statesman, str.

1,209

"

71

15 Horriang, str.

796

218 Spanish 1,870 British

762 978

""

937 German

636 Siamese 884 German 1,550 British

Langer Jones Frendenburg Fehrmann Crompton Thebaud Valiant Hutchison

Zubiagueire

Manila

75

76

Auld

Singapore

88.

90

Hutchison

170

Gardner

153

16

CO LO

180

174

>>

127

3

130

202

214

"}

Bangkok

301

30

54

54

Singapore Manila

112

118

314

321

Singapore

82

34

67

70

72

18 Abbotsford, str.

649

Mann

Bangkok

401

40

"}

73

"

20 Pearl, str.

705

Munk

Singapore

406

413

74

20 Formosa, str.

355 Spanish

Blanco

Manila

85

85

75

21 Singapore, str.

964 British

Peake

Singapore

106

109

76

21 Danube, str.

561

Clanchy

Bangkok

60

60

77

22 Zambesi, str.

1,540

Cates

"

Singapore

35

36

78

22 Tartar, str.

1,407

Johnson

73

74

?

"}

79

22 Tchihatchoff, str.

1,515 Russian

80

25 Fitzpatrick, str.

81

25 Cheviot, str.

82

""

25

Leyte, str.

597 British

761

1

218 Spanish

Poloushker Humphries Watt

188

4

192

"}

364

370

"}

40

50

83

"

26

Glenlyon, str.

1.373 British

Zubiagueire Edward

Manila Singapore

49

49

201

203

84

31 Celestial, str.

640

""

Douglas

64

H

68

99

85

31

Namoa, str.

862

59

Westoby

86

31

Achilles, str.

1,550

""

Wilding

87

June

2 Esmeralda, str.

395

Thebaud

Sydney Singapore Manila

50

50

160

20

180

217

"

88

2 Adria, str.

781

Breeze

2

11

Sydney

35

89

"

3 | Duna, str.

852

Thomson

19

Singapore

423

90

3 Thales, str.

819

??

"

Young

112

27

N

:

219

36

10

439

91

4 Hindustan, str.

92

4 City of Baltimore, str.

991 1,443

Matthewson Collin

140

"}

48

???

ON

112 150 50

19

93

94

95

7 Great Republic, str.

12 Glaucus, str.

14 Lrd of the Isles, str.

3,881 American

Dearborn

San Francisco

239

239 H

1,647 British

Jackson

Singapore

195

to

201

1,845

Cowie

46

46

"2

96

16 Abb tsford, str.

649

Maun

Bangkok

991

99

97

16 Siamese Crown

540 Siamese

Witt

70

70

"1

98

16 City of Peking, str.

3,448 American

Morze

San Francisco

49

49

99

17

18 Shooting Star

618 Siamese

Hellstrom

Bangkok

45

45

100

21 Danube, str.

561 British

17

Clanchy

108

108

101

22. Esmeralda, str.

102

>>

22 Somerset, str.

395 654

Thebaud

Manila

407

?

})

11

103

"

22 Atalanta, str.

702 German

Morris Petersen

Singapore

98

99

62

62

Carried forward,..

119,853

Carried forward,..........................

15,860 323

80 15 16,278

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

RETURN of VESSELS bringing CHINESE PASSENGERS to the Port of Victoria, Hongkong,-(Continued.)

137

No.

DATE ARRIVED.

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

NATIONALITY OF SHIP.

ADULTS. CHILDREN.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHERE FROM.

TOTAL. REMARKS.

M.

F.

M. F.

Brought forward,...] 119,853|

194 June 26

Fabius

635 Siamese

105

29

Bowen, str.

844 British

106 July 1

Pearl, str.

705

107 108

109

""

3

Sarpedon, str.

1,555

27

5

Arratoon Apear, str.

1,392

77

5

Wm. Davie

840

110

6 Devonhurst, str.

1,005

Stolze Mackenzie Munk Ferguson Mactavish McAllister McNabb

Brought forward, | 15,860| Bangkok Singapore

323 80

15

16,278

85

85

394

395

410

3

419

21

250

260

156

6

176

17

Dunedin

25

25

"J

27

Singapore

46

46

111

17

112

""

113

114

11

115

"J

116

117

"

6 Cassandra, str.

6 Alaska, str.

7 Morning Star

8 Lucky

8 Glory

9 Gloucester

9 Formosa, str.

937 German

4,011 American

570 Siamese

Langer

92

92

Howard

San Francisco

190

197 K

Edlefsen

Bangkok

60

60

424 449

Michelsen

45

45

37

"}

Saxtorph

70

70

526 British

Vincent

Dunedin

207

208

458

Schulz

17

Manila

63

63

...

118

??

10 | Argyll, str.

1,270

Scott

17

Singapore

125

130

119

12

Priam, str.

1,572

Scale

290

10

300

120

,,

13 Esmeralda, str.

395

Theband

Manila

280

280

27

121

19

13

Brisbane, str.

891

Balfour

>"

Singapore

128

129

122

13

Tom Morton, str.

917

Webster

Cooktown

63

63

123

"

14

Tay Watt

654 Siamese

Saso

Bangkok

45

45

124

"}

16

Abbotsford, str.

649 British

Hunter

45

45

1?

125

11

17

Cathay, str.

126

127

17

128

129

17 Colorado, str.

19 Hongkong

20 Killarney, str.

24 Danube, str.

"

3,727 American

636 Siamese 1,060 British

Dundas

O'Neill

1,884

Singapore

36

2

38

Connelly

San Francisco

93

93 L

Frendenburg

Bangkok

63

63

Cooktown

117

117

561

"J

Clanchy

Bangkok

51

51

130

29

Malwa, str.

131 Aug.

3 Menelaus, str.

1,775 1,559

Tomlin

97

Singapore

68

69

Pexton

468

17

12

480

132

3

City of Tokio, str.

3,438 American

Maury

San Francisco

196

202 M

133

3 Fyen, str.

909 Danish

Torm

Singapore

470

475

134

4

Ulysses, str.

1,520 British

Byrne

68

10

78

135

7 Thales, str.

819

""

Young

102

8

110

17

136

9 Hindostan, str.

991

Gardner

138

150

""

137

11 Fitzpatrick, str.

597

11

Humphries

1941

196

22

138

12

Pearl, str.

705

Munk

140

140

13

17

139

12

Oceanic, str.

2,3-49

22

""

Jennings

San Francisco

140

???

145 N

140

12 Stentor, str.

1,304

22

19

Drenning

Singapore

83

90

141

13 | Quang-Se, str.

1,778

Holmes

63

65

}}

11

142

27

14 Normanby, str.

664

Reddell

88

88

17

11

143

77

16 | Surat, str.

1,994

??

144

16

Norden, str.

778 Danish

145

23

City of Exeter, str.

787 British

146

""

24

Naples, str.

1,473

Pockley

Jansen

Gorley Flindt

35

35

17

Bangkok

27

28

Singapore

63

1

64

104

A

106

"J

147

24

Esmeralda, str.

395

Thebaud

Manila

203

203

"

"

148

25 Danube, str.

561

Clauchy

Bangkok

63

::

63

149

27 Diomed, str.

1,201

Jackson

27

29

Singapore

394

400

150

151

""

-

28 Peshawur, str.

2,103

White

44

48

77

19

30 | Orestes, str.

1,301

"

Bewley

88

91

"*

152 Sept.

2 Paraguay, str.

1,179

Williams

36

39

""

153

3 Mecca, str.

686

Johnson

95

97

27

77

19

154

3 Namoa, str.

862

"7

155

156

""

157

"

158

77

159

"

160

17

161

17

6 Cassandra, str.

6 Arratoon Apear, str.

6 Great Republic, str.

7 Glenartney, str.

7 Singapore, str.

11 Feronia, str.

13 Geelong, str.

1,392 British

3,881 American

1,370 British

Cobb

Westoby

Melbourne

340

340

937 German

Langer

Singapore

206

Mactavish

75

San Francisco

260

Gulland

Singapore

73

2382

218 78

267 0

964

Peake

Sydney

87

:

1,085 German

Schultz

Singapore

89

1,125 British

Frazer

26

17

162

13 Hector, str.

27

1,560

Robinson

160

75

87

93

28

180

17

163

"}

13

Esmeralda, str.

395

Thebaud

??

Manila

308

308

"

164

15

Bua Pan

17

575 Siamese

Moller

Bangkok

140

148

165

17

Belgic, str.

1,716 British

Metcalfe

San Francisco

218

221 P

166

11

20

Norden, str.

167

20 Pearl, str.

"}

778 Danish 705 British

Jansen Munk

Bangkok

35

35

Singapore

414

3

417

168

20

Fleurs Castle, str.

17

1,622

Thomson

100

102

169

27

20 Estepona, str.

676

"

170

21 Patroclus, str.

""

1,650

171

*

22 Lorne, str.

1,035

172

"

24 Glenearn, str.

1,370

173

"

25 Teheran, str.

1,671

Hubback White Butcher Auld Johnson

Cooktown

150

150

Singapore

108

12

120

30

30

""

21

"1

::

21

38

41

**

174

25 Kvik

19

175

28 Leonor, str.

176

29

177

Oct.

178

"

179

27

180

5 China, str.

27

181

"

5 Hindostan, str.

30 Rajah, str.

1 Columbian, str.

4 Esmeralda, str.

4 Zamboanga, str.

450 Norwegian

393 Spanisli 358 British

1,417

395

651 Spanish

2,323 American

991 British

L'Orange

Diaz

Reeves

Honolulu

25

30

Manila

40

40

Menzell

Singapore

224

225

76

76

Thebaud

Manila

214

214

"

Arechavala

73

73

Dearborn

San Francisco

392

for

398 Q

Gardner

Singapore

290

10

300

182

5 Argyll, str.

1,270

Scott

150

160

27

183

7 Nestor, str.

"

1,414

184

9 Carisbrooke, str.

""

960

Courtenay Scott

144

150

""

247

250

"}

185

27

12 Agamemnon, str.

1,550

186

12 Glenfalloch, str.

"}

1,386

Wilding McBain

215

215

"}

:

"

19

187

18 Glenfinlas, str.

>>

1,366

Wilcox

179 75

180

75

188

19 Leonor, str.

""

408 Spanish

Diaz

Manila

46

46

189

""

19 Brisbane, str.

891 British

Balfour

Sydney

378

26

404

190

""

25 Esmeralda, str.

395

Thebaud

Manila

255

255

11

191

25 Khiva, str.

17

1,506

Perrins

Singapore

60

60

192

32

25 Rajanattianuhar, str.

988

步步

Hopkins

Bangkok

60

60

193

26 Norden, str.

778 Danish

Jansen

27

Singapore

280

194

30 Antenor, str.

"

1,644 British

Jones

9 327 13

??

298

345

""

195 Nov.

1 Pearl, str.

705.

Munk

212

213

196

1 Br?nar Castle, str.

17

1,425

Marshall

125

126

197

1 Fyen, str.

909 Danish

Torm

Cooktown

4521

452

198

""

8 Viking, str.

1,688 British

Castle

Singapore

147

3

150

199

8 Bowen, str.

844

Park

130

130

19

""

200

8 Danube, str.

561

24

77

201

10 Cassandra, str.

937 German

""

Clanchy Langer

Bangkok

331

33

Singapore

148

??

202

"

10 Arratoon Apear, str.

1,392 British

Mactavish

250

3

255

152

203

"}

10 Alaska, str.

204

""

10 | Zamboanga, str.

205

""

15 Oceanic, str.

2,483 American 61 Spanish 2,649 British

206

27

15 Penguin, str.

1,122

Howard Arechavala Parsell Cowell

San Francisco

316

Manila

83

::

83

})

San Francisco Singapore

643

3

316 R

617 S

93

93

Carried forward,..

241,263

Carried forward.............

31,919 604

149

26

32,698

138

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

RETURN of VESSELS bringing CHINESE PASSENGERS to the Port of Vistoria, Hongkong,—( Continued.)

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

Νο.

DATE ARRIVED.

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

NATIONALITY OF SHIP.

MASTER'S NAME.

WHERE FROM.

TOTAL.

REMARKS.

M. F.

M.

F.

Brought forward,... 241,263|

Brought forward,|31,919 604

149

26 32,698

207 Nov.

17

Glaucus, str.

1,647 British

208

17 Singapore. str.

961

Jackson Peake

Singapore

102

4

106

Cooktown

220

1

226

209

19

Leonor, str.

27

408 Spanish

210

20

17

Venice, str.

1,270 British

211

Pardo, str.

768

Diaz

Watson Power

Manila

97

97

Singapore

111

114

54

54

17

11

212

24

Cawdor Castle, str.

1,419

>>

Greig

114:

114

""

213

25

Carisbrooke, str.

960

Scott

374

380

27

17

214

25

Anchises, str.

1,804

Butler

230

233

77

}}

215 Dec.

2

City of Tokio, str.

3,448 American

Maury

San Francisco

133

135 T

216

6

Adria, str.

781 British

Breeze

Singapore

42

44

27

217

6

Argyll, str.

"}

1,270

Scott

248

250

""

"

218

6

Hindostan, str.

991

Gardner

190

190

17

219

6 Esmeralda, str.

17

220

6

39

Zamboanga, str.

221

6 Thingvalla, str.

222

77

7

Ajax, str.

228

224

8 Normanby, str.

8 Abbotsford, str.

391

27

651 Spanish

1,549] British

649 664

""

Kidd

Thebaud

Manila

166

166

Arechavala

101

101

1,577 Danish

Mourier

Singapore

130

130

184

196

Patterson

Bangkok

27

1

28

Reddell

27

Sydney

95

96

225

""

9 Atalanta, str.

702 German

Petersen

Bangkok

57

57

226

11 Glenroy, str.

1,370 British

Hogg

Singapore

70

71

227

11

City of Exeter, str.

228

16

Danube, str.

787 561

11

Gorley

Cooktown

214

214

"1

Clanchy

Bangkok

70

70

229

17

Garibaldi

670 American

Noyes

Portland, Oregon

116

130

230

20

Pearl, str.

705 British

Munk

Singapore

132

132

231

22

Deucalion, str.

1,639

Brown

512

525

"}

232

25

Belgic, str.

1,716

Metcalfe

San Francisco

910

910 U

""

233

26 Thibet, str.

1,671

234

26 Esmeralda, str.

395

235

""

236

237

??

29 Burmese, str.

238 239

30 Sarpedon, str.

1,555

31 | Rajanattianuhar, str.

933

28 Zamboanga, str.

28 Cassandra, str.

651 Spanish 937 German 1,268 British

11

Eastley Thebaud Arechavala

Langer Luck Ferguson Hopkins

Manila

11

Singapore

51

51

210

210

"

161

161

Bangkok

58

58

Singapore

177

178

320

330

Bangkok

47

47

TOTAL TONS,.......................

277,529

TOTAL PASSENGERS,.

....

37,642 663

160

37 38,502

SUMMARY.

From Bangkok,

Cooktown....

Dunedin, New Zealand,

Honolulu, Sandwich Islands,.

1,827

13

3

1,216

1

5

2321

1

25

4

??

Manila,

>

Melbourne,

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.,

4,791

13

340

430

11

16

N

N

1,845

1,922

233

30

4,811

340 459

""

San Francisco, U.S.A.,

Singapore, Sydney,

5,440 60

1 5,503

22,693 559

103

31

6451 1

27

23.886 673

TOTAL PASSENGERS,..

37,642 663

160

37

38,502

...brought $303,822.80

Brought forward......

B

??

106,880.00

M.

$3,437,789.82 .brought 285,569.08

C.

500,484.00

N.

7)

"

137,943.00

D.

447,666.50

27

E.

11

302,039.00

F.

169,831.00

11

G.

49

334,470.00

H.

414.135.70

;)

I.

180,448.00

??

K

482,651.32

ORORGED

269,214.15

21

?

296,738.90

"

503.280.40

17

320,384.40

77

S..

428,137.65

"7

T

1,650.00

U

871,679.48

"}

"

L

19

195,861.50

TOTAL,........

.$6,352,386.88

Carried forward,...

.$3,437,789.82

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Emigration Officer, &c.

XXI-RETURN of MARINE CASES tried at the MARINE Magistrate's Cour, during the Year 1875.

DEFENDANTS, HOW DISPOSED OF.

NATURE OF Charge.

No. OF CASES.

No. of DE-

FEND- Imprison. Imprison- ANTS. ed with

ed in de- hard labour fault of fine.

AMOUNT

OF

Fined.

Forfei- ture of

pay.

Repri- Sent back manded.

to duty.

To be dis- charged from Ship.

Dis- missed.

FINES.

23

4

9

12

$116.20

Absent from Ship without Leave,

Assault,

Broaching Cargo, &c.,

Conditions of Licence Breach of, (Junk),

Breach of,............................

12

17

24

7451

52

16

33

11

14

6

1

:?:

Contagious Diseases Ord., 1867, Section 64,

3

3

:

Desertion.....

11

15

10

co:

Disorderly Conduct,

3

19

14

:

Drunkenness,

21

35

14

False Particulars, Giving, (Junk),

2

Harbour and Coasts Ord., 1856, Breach of,

1

12

12

Harbour Regulations, Breach of,

15

18

Insubordination,

6

Leaving without Clearance, (Junk),

Neglect of Duty.....

1

Obstruction of Fairways,

14

Refusal of Duty.

40

Steam-Launch Ord., 1875, Breach of...

7

  Throwing Ballast, &re., into Harbour, Wirally remaining behind from Ship,..

11

13

13

TOTAL,...

210

432

17

79

19

D

:

:

0.25

1

1

6.00

18.40

8.00

3

27.00

1

10.00

178.00

2.00

60.00

31

$425.85

IL. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Marine Magistrate, &c.

5300

5200

5100

5000

4900

4800

4700

4000

4500

4100

4300

4200

4100

4000

3000

3800

3700

3600

3500

3400

3300

3200

3100

3000

2900

2800

2700

2000

2500

2400

2300

2200

5400

Do-

cuments.

January.

February

March.

April.

3lay.

1807.

[

August.

September.

October,

November.

December

January.

February.

Mardi,

April.

May.

June.

1803.

July.

September.

August.

October.

November.

December

January.

February.

March.

April.

May.

June.

July.

August.

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139

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876. XXII.-DIAGRAM shewing the Monthly increase or Decrease of the Junk Trulo, (as represented by Issue of Licences. Clearances, &c.,) from 1st January, 1887, to the present time.

1869.

1870.

1871.

1872.

1878.

September.

November. October.

December,

Jamary.

1.2

March.

April.

June. May.

September August

October. July.

November

December

January

February.

March.

April,

Mar.

June

July.

August.

September.

November. October.

December.

January.

February

3larch.

April.

June. May.

July

August.

September.

November October.

December.

January.

February.

March.

April.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 15th February, 1876.

Chinese New Year.

II. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, §.c.

June

August.

September.

October.

1874.

November

December.

January.

February.

March.

April.

May

June.

July

September

October. August.

November,

December.

January.

February.

March.

April.

May.

June.

July.

1875.

September.

October.

August,

November.

December.

January.

5400

5300

5200

5100

5000

4900

4800

4700

4600

4500

4400

4300

4200

4100

4000

3900

3800

3700

3600

3500

3400

2300

3200

3100

3000

2900

2800

2700

2000

2500

2400

2300

9200

1876.

10-

cuments

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

141

No. 60.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Table of Meteorological Observations, taken at the Government Civil Hospital during the Month of February, 1876, is published for general information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th March, 1876.

By Command,

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 1876. 86 feet above mean low level of Spring Tides.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

234

0.45

THERMOMETERS (Fahrenheit.)

HYGROMETER.

DAY OF MONTH.

BAROMETER.

SELF REGISTERING

DAY OF WEEK.

ATTACHED IN SHADE.

MAX. MAX.

IN THE SHADE. Mar,cond Min, og'che precious 21 hours, taken at Noon.

NUX,

DICR-

SUN, NAL

BULB RANGE,

BULB Ex- GRASS. IN

IN VACUO. POSED.

MIN.

MIN.

ON

IN SOIL,

DRY BULB IN WET BULBIN SHADE. SHADE.

SHADE.

6

INCHES

DEEP.

HUMIDITY COMPLETE SATURATION =100.

WIND.

MOVE-

RAIN IN

INCHES

DURING

THE

PREVI-

CLOUD.

DEW POINT.

QUARTER.

MENT

DURING

21 hours

IN MILES,

oUS 24

HOURS.

0-10.

9 A.M.

3 P.M.

Min.

Max.

Temp, at

Noon.

1 Tuesday,

2 Wednesday,

30.08 30.01

12.0

46.0 50.0

30.02

20.95

62.0

3 Thursday,

30.01

29.92

08.0

55.0

4

Friday,

30.05

29.95

0.0

54.0

5

Saturday,

30.10

30.01

6 Sunday,

30.10

30.01

7 Monday,

39.10

30.01

Tuesday,

30.12 30.12

9

Wednesday,

80.28

30.15

10: Thursday,

30.16 30.08

100.

52.0

11: Friday,

30.14

30.05

53.0 64.0

12

Saturday,

30.12

30.04

55.0 68.0

B

Sunday,

30.04

29.95

56.0 70.0

14

Monday,

30.10 30.00

55.0 68.0

15

Tuesday,

30.04 20.91

1G

Wednesday,

20.07

29.91

58.9. 64.0

54.0 65,0

17

Thursday,

29.90 20.90

56.0 60.0

18

Friday,

29.93

20.89

57.0 70.0

63.0

67.0

68.

19

Saturday,

30.08

30.00

55.0

20

Sunday,

30.07

29.96

51.0

66.0

63.0

21

Monday,

29.96

29.90

50.0 61.0 60.0

22

Tuesday,

29.98

20.90

23

Wednesday,

30.03

29.94

24

Thursday,

30.05

29.94

25

Friday,

30.05

29.94

26

Saturday,

30.08

30.01

27

Sunday,

30.05

29.94

28

Monday,

30.01 20.01

20 Tuesday.

29.94

29.88

51.0 62.0 61.0 51.0 62.0 50.0 66.0 65.0 50.0 61.0 59.0 51.0 62.0 60.0 51.0 62.0 61.0 51.0 62.0 61.0

109. 90. 47.0 11.0 43.0 58.0 100. 90. 47.0 11.0 43.0 52.0

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.

51.0 63.0 61.0 106. 92. 46.0 57.0 61.0 64.0 57.0 81. 53.0 64.0 63.0 112. 98. 48.0 11.0 50.0 52.0 58.0 64.0 56.0 59.0 87. 53.0 64.0 63.0 86. 74. 48.0 11.0 26.0 53.0 60.0

51.0 63.0 62.0 75. 70. 46.0 12.0 24.0 51.0

52.0 63.0 61.0 86. 80. 47.0 33.0 51. 61.0

53.0: 64.0 | 62.0 106. 91. 48.0 48.0 53.0 59.0 62.0 57.0

54.0 65.0 63.0 101. 89. 49.0 40.0 54.0 59.0 62.0 56.0

53.0: 64.0 63.0 78. 72. 48.0 24.0 53.0 60.0 63.0 55.0 58.0

51.0 62.0 76. 71. 46.0 11.0 25.0 51.0 55.0 60.0 51.0 54.0 70.

51.0: 62.0 | 80. 48.0 11.0 34.0 56.0 60.0 51.0 54.0 70. 121. 106. 48.0 11.0 58.0 53.0 69.0 64.0 55.0 58.0 71. 102. 97. 49.0 13.0 54.0 63.0 68.0 59.0 63.0 77. 73. 1.25. 111. 49.0 14.0 62.0 55.0 64.0 69.0 61.0 65.0 82. 124. 110. 49.0 13.0 61.0 55.0 60.0 63.0 56.0 58.0 76. 124. 110. 48.0 11.0 62.0 54.0 61.0 62.0 57.0 58.0 77. 84. 79. 49.0 11.0 30.0 55.0 63.0 76. 72. 51.0 13.0 21.0 50.0 64.0 60.0 61.0 82. 78. 73. 52.0 13.0 21.0 57.0 65.0 67.0 63.0 65.0 79. 75. 49.0 11.0 26.0 54.0 60.0 61.0 55,0 124. 110. 40.0 12.0 61.0 55.0 60.0 61.0 56.0 112. 98. 48.0 11.0 50.0 53.0 60.0 57.0 56.0 50.0 GLO 60.0 101. 80. 48.0 11.0 41.0 53.0 52.0 55.0 48.0 50,0 74. 110. 94. 46.0 11.0 48.0 52.0 57.0 60.0 53.0 55.0 75. 109. 93. 46.0 11.0 47.0 52.0 57.0 60.0 52.0 50.0 70. 80. 74. 50.0 10.0 24.0 55.0 63,0 64. 60.0 82.

61.0

96. 84. 46.0 11.0 38.0 51.0 56.0 55.0 22.

109. 90. 46.0 11.0 44.0 59.0 56.0 58.0 82. 60,0 61.0 $7.0 58.0 82. 59.0 59.0 56,0 57.0 82.

77.

51.2 53.5 E.

E.

279

9

72.

54.2 54.8 E.

E.

251

...

57.0 59.0 82.

82.

54.4

56.4 E.

N.E.

277

55.0 87.

81.

53.2

52.3 E.

S.E.

231

0.08 10

57.0 71.

77.

49.5

53.5 E.

S.E.

108

10

59.0 71.

82.

49.5

56.4 S.E.

?W.

219

58.0 82.

77.

53.3

64.6 W.

E.

261

71.

72.

50.6

59.8 S.

S.W.

239 0.03

66.

46.3

48.7 E.

E.

221

0.02

66.

46.3

48.7 E.

E.

236

67.

50.6

53.0 E.

N.E.

196

55.6

50.1 S.E.

215

78.

58.5

61.9 W.

232

72.

52.5

53.8 IN.

219

77.

53.5

54.6 E.

225

64.0 59.0 60.0 77.

77.

55.0

26.7 E.

.E.

241

82.

57.5

58.5 IS.E.

N.E.

251 0.19

88.

88.

61.4

63.4 [E.

215

0.05

56.0 71.

72.

59.6

51.7 E.

N.E.

221

0.03

57.0 76.

77.

52.5

53.5 E.

E.

295

54.0 76.

81.

52.5

51.2 E.

S. E.

222

70.

43.9

45.2 (S.W.

239

71.

49.3

50.6 W.

W.

248

76.

47.4

52.5 E.

S.E.

229

82.

57.5 58.5 E. 81. 53.3 52.3 E. 82. 53.3 55.4 E. 82. 54.4 55.4 N.E. E. 88. 53.3 55.2 E.

N.E.

231

0.02

W.

219

10

N.E.

211

236 0.03 10

E.

251

9

:

Mean

30.05

29.97

52.6

Summary of February, 1875:-Mean Shade Temp.,

.61.5

64.1 62.5 99. 88.

Total Rain fall,

51.2 11.4 40.4 53.1 0.58 inches. Rain fell on

59.4 61.7 55.8 57.7

5 days.

77.

70. 55.9

54.3

1874:-

.61.4

"y

"

22

""

""

""

1873:-

.62.7

1.44

0.00

""

33

""

""

""

>>

""

""

""

""

""

"

1872:-

57.5

0.06

""

""

""

""

?,

""

""

1871:-

..02.2

3.19

""

25

""

""

"

77

""

1870:

.61.9

0.40

29

>>

*"

99

>>

?

:

C. J. WHARRY, M.D.,

Superintendent.

142

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

   With regard to a Notice issued last year to the effect that Correspondence sent from this Colony by the American Mails would not be forwarded to places beyond the United States unless properly prepaid with American as well as Hongkong Stamps, it is now notified that arrangements have been made to sell American Stamps at this Office, for the convenience of those who may wish to post by the Pacific Route to Canada, the West Indies, and other places named below.

   For the present no large quantities of these Stamps can be supplied, nor is it undertaken that every denomination can be kept in hand.

   The charge for Registry is 8 cents in Hongkong Stamps, and 10 cents in U.S. Stamps to those places only the names of which are printed in Italics. To all the other places named correspondence cannot be Registered through, but only to San Francisco (8 cents.)

The following are the charges on correspondence thus sent;-

Canada, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward's Island, Vancouver's Island, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence,

Aspinwall, Bermuda, Bogota, Carthagena, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cura?ao, Fiji, Greenland, Jamaica, New Granada, Nicaragua, Panama, West Indies,

Hawaii, Newfoundland,

Guatemala, Mexico, Salvador, Venezuela,.

....

Belize, Greytown, Guiana, Honduras, Martinique, Santa

Martha, Turk's Island,

Brazil,

Bolivia, Ecuador, Chili, Peru,

Argentine Confederation, Buenos Ayres, Paraguay, Uruguay,

Newspapers (not over 4 oz.), Books, &c., per 4 oz., ..

?

Hongkong Stamps

Per half ounce.

cents.

U.S. Stamps cents.

8

3

10

5

8

8

6

8

10

13

15

8

17

8

23

4

10

oo oo

∞ ∞ ∞ 26

Any articles found enclosed in Newspapers or Book Packets (as silk scarves, jewellery, &c.) will be detained.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 15th March, 1876.

No. 51.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

ALFRED LISTER,

Postmaster General.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of the 20th instant, for the erection of a Powder Magazine at Stone Cutters' Island.

The Specification and Plans can be seen on application at the Surveyor General's Office, where also a proper Form of Tender may be obtained.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th March, 1876.

"THE MARRIAGE ORDINANCE, 1875."

[SECTION VII.]

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

I hereby give Notice, that in accordance with Section VI of the above Ordinance, His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to license the following places for the Celebration of Marriages, viz. :--

St. John's Cathedral, Victoria.

St. Peter's Church, Praya West.

St. Stephen's Church, Tai-ping Sh?n.

Union Church, Staunton Street.

Berlin Foundling House Chapel "Bethesda," High Street.

Basel Mission Chapel, Third Street, Sai Ying-p?n.

The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Wellington Street. The Church of St. Francis Xavier, St. Francis Street.

Registrar General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1876.

M. S. TONNOCHY, Acting Registrar General.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 17TH MARCH, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

143

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

1876.

THERMOMETER.

Baro-

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March 11

30.11

60

30.09

61

57

61.5

30.04

63

12

30.05

65

30.03

65.5

"

61

66.5

29.96

65

13

29.99

67.5

29.97

68

""

64

68

29.90

70

14

30.10

63

30.09

64

""

61.5

ΤΟ

30.03

65

15

30.11

56

30.08

56

""

55

59

30.05

57

16

30.05

58.5

30.02

59

55

""

59

29.96

60

17

30.05

63

30.03

64

58

""

64

29.94

64.5

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

RAIN.

METER.

Self

Registering

Force, range from 0 to 12.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

GA.M.

9 A.M.

ΝΟΟΝ.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

NOON. Dirn. F.

1

NOON.

Dira. F. Dirn. ; F.

6 P.M.

NOON.

1876.

Mar. 11 28.23 28.28 28.27 28.21 28.20 52.0 55.0 54.0 52.054.0 54.0 51.0 62.5 E

:

6E

5 ESE 6

0.00

6 A.M., passing fog; 9 A.M., fine,

cloudy; 5 P.M., close fog.

95

1228.26 28.29 28.28 28.20 28.20 60.0 64.0 64.0 60.0 64.0 64.0 53.5 64.0 SE 1328.24 28.26. 28.24 28.18 28.18 65.0 65.0 61.0 65.0 65.064.0 63.0 67.0 SE

5 SE

5 SE

4

0.00

Fog with slight openings at intervals

throughout.

!

2

22

2 NW

3

0.00

1428.21 28.27 28.27: 28.24 28.24 54.057.0 55.5 54.056.0 54.5 54.066.0 N

4NNE

3 E

3

0.09

"

Fine, cloudy, hazy throughout.

59

"

15 128.21 28.26 28.23 28.21 28.21 49.0 49.0 50.0 48.0 49.0 50.0 47.5 57.0 E 1628.21 28.23 28.21 28.15 28.15) 50.0 52.0 53.0 50.0 52.0 53.0 49.0 52.0 ENE

1

5 ENE

5 ENE

5 ENE 4

0.93

Fog with openings at intervals; 1 P.M.,

showery at intervals.

Close fog with rain at intervals.

5 ESE

5

0.76

Do.

do.

do.

17 28.21 28.24 28.23 28.17 28.17 55.0 56.0 59.5 55.0 56.059.5 52.056.0 E

4 E

4 S

3

0.08

59

Rain during past night; close fog

throughout.

DATE.

BAROMETER.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER Dep?t, Kowloon Bay.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO-

METER.

Self Registering.

WINDS.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

'NOON

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

*NOON

6 P.M.

Min. | Max. NOON.

6 A.M.

Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn.

NOON.

6 P.M.

F.

1876.

Mar. 130.00 $0.00 30.00 29.94 29.92 60.0 62.5 62.5 58.0 58.0 60.0 58.0 68.0

!

19

2

1229.94 29.98 29.96 29.90 29.88 63.0 67.0 65.0 62.0 65.0 64.0 60.067.0 E

i

ENE 4 ENE 4 E

2 E

2

Cloudy and finc.

""

1329.90 29.90 29.90 29.85 29.83 67.0 68.0 70.0 67.0 68.0 69.0 63.5 69.5 E

i

1 Calm

1 E

0

1

Do. do.

Calm

1429.92 29.97 30.00, 29.98 29.94 64.0 65.0 65.0 57.0 58.0 59.0 62.0 73.0 NNE

99

!

     15 29.97 30.02 30.01 29.95 29.95 59.0 57.0 57,5 55.0 56.057.054.067.0 NNE 16 29.90 29.94 29.94 29.88 29.88 57.0 61.0 61.0 56.0 59.0 60.0 55.0 61.0 E 1729.90, 29.92, 29.94 29.88, 29.87, 64.0 65.0 66.0 63.063.0 64.059.0 65.0 E

5 NNE

4 ENE

1 E

2 ENE

4 ESE

1 E

06 A.M., overeast and dense fog; 2 P.M., passing showers;

6 P.M., overcast, cloudy.

1 Cloudy and fine throughout.

2

Overcast with rain.

3

Overcast and cloudy.

3 ESE

3 ESE

2

Cloudy and fine throughout.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

      Andrews, C. S. 6 A-Coo

4

Dawes, George 4 Davis, W. B.

Holber, IIan 1

1

Dupont,

Monsr. C.

Johnson, Mrs. A.1

Martin, Charles 1 Marks, D. Morgard, Mr.

1

MacKenzie, G. 1

       Barr, C. Burlingame

Dr. J. S. Baltzer, T. Becke, F. G.

}

1

De Silva, S.

1

Favre, Clement 1 Fong Mow

Lanthy, Mr. Leong Weng

Choon

1

1

Niccolopoloo Ngo Kuam

1

1

1

Nouvela, Do-7

minique

}

1

Fenn, James

1 regd.

Miura, Madme. 1 regd. Morrison

1

Chun Loong Concei??o,

1

1

Maria

Chiong Siu

Gonzalez, Felipe Gordeen, T. L. 1

1

Malherbe,

Monsr. de

Parker, Edward 1 Purdie, W. L. 1 Pinto, Andr? C. 1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 17th March, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

1

} 1

Rusk, Madme. Ryall, Mr. Ridshard. G.

(Pilot) Rodrigues, Joana 1

Royal English?

Opera

Reed, M.

Scott, Miss

Mary Ann Stephens, T. Samuels, Dr.

Lets. Pap

1.

1 regd.

2

Ditto. Searle, Thomas 1

Letters. Papers.

Postlethwaite,}

1

Tiang Pean

1

Vanvig, L.

Wols, Louis

1

I

Marks, F. W. 7

Petterson,

Smith, H. M. 1

2

Warren, II. Willes, T. R.

1

3

Myer, Madme. R.1

Sjomanen

Silva, Avelina dal

Wallece, Geo.

Fat

Chokshun

Harris, John S. 1 Hagen, Capt.

Mun Kee

1

Paes, A. M.

1

Smith, Joseph E.1

Welsh, D. E.

1 1

Mun Hing

1

Packer, Mr.

Cresswell, Geo. L

T.

Medon, Monsr. 1

Pearson, Mr.

Santos, Marcelinof Stirling, Patrick 3

I

Wright, Mrs. }

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH MARCH, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 17TH MARCH, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

143

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

1876.

THERMOMETER.

Baro-

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March 11

30.11

60

30.09

61

57

61.5

30.04

63

12

30.05

65

30.03

65.5

"

61

66.5

29.96

65

13

29.99

67.5

29.97

68

""

64

68

29.90

70

14

30.10

63

30.09

64

""

61.5

ΤΟ

30.03

65

15

30.11

56

30.08

56

""

55

59

30.05

57

16

30.05

58.5

30.02

59

55

""

59

29.96

60

17

30.05

63

30.03

64

58

""

64

29.94

64.5

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK.

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

THERMO-

BAROMETER.

DATE.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

WINDS.

RAIN.

METER.

Self

Registering

Force, range from 0 to 12.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

GA.M.

9 A.M.

ΝΟΟΝ.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

NOON.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

Min. Max. 6 A.M.

NOON. Dirn. F.

1

NOON.

Dira. F. Dirn. ; F.

6 P.M.

NOON.

1876.

Mar. 11 28.23 28.28 28.27 28.21 28.20 52.0 55.0 54.0 52.054.0 54.0 51.0 62.5 E

:

6E

5 ESE 6

0.00

6 A.M., passing fog; 9 A.M., fine,

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DATE.

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REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER Dep?t, Kowloon Bay.

HYGROMETER.

DRY BULB.

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THERMO-

METER.

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06 A.M., overeast and dense fog; 2 P.M., passing showers;

6 P.M., overcast, cloudy.

1 Cloudy and fine throughout.

2

Overcast with rain.

3

Overcast and cloudy.

3 ESE

3 ESE

2

Cloudy and fine throughout.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

      Andrews, C. S. 6 A-Coo

4

Dawes, George 4 Davis, W. B.

Holber, IIan 1

1

Dupont,

Monsr. C.

Johnson, Mrs. A.1

Martin, Charles 1 Marks, D. Morgard, Mr.

1

MacKenzie, G. 1

       Barr, C. Burlingame

Dr. J. S. Baltzer, T. Becke, F. G.

}

1

De Silva, S.

1

Favre, Clement 1 Fong Mow

Lanthy, Mr. Leong Weng

Choon

1

1

Niccolopoloo Ngo Kuam

1

1

1

Nouvela, Do-7

minique

}

1

Fenn, James

1 regd.

Miura, Madme. 1 regd. Morrison

1

Chun Loong Concei??o,

1

1

Maria

Chiong Siu

Gonzalez, Felipe Gordeen, T. L. 1

1

Malherbe,

Monsr. de

Parker, Edward 1 Purdie, W. L. 1 Pinto, Andr? C. 1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 17th March, 1876.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

1

} 1

Rusk, Madme. Ryall, Mr. Ridshard. G.

(Pilot) Rodrigues, Joana 1

Royal English?

Opera

Reed, M.

Scott, Miss

Mary Ann Stephens, T. Samuels, Dr.

Lets. Pap

1.

1 regd.

2

Ditto. Searle, Thomas 1

Letters. Papers.

Postlethwaite,}

1

Tiang Pean

1

Vanvig, L.

Wols, Louis

1

I

Marks, F. W. 7

Petterson,

Smith, H. M. 1

2

Warren, II. Willes, T. R.

1

3

Myer, Madme. R.1

Sjomanen

Silva, Avelina dal

Wallece, Geo.

Fat

Chokshun

Harris, John S. 1 Hagen, Capt.

Mun Kee

1

Paes, A. M.

1

Smith, Joseph E.1

Welsh, D. E.

1 1

Mun Hing

1

Packer, Mr.

Cresswell, Geo. L

T.

Medon, Monsr. 1

Pearson, Mr.

Santos, Marcelinof Stirling, Patrick 3

I

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Current.

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Government Gazette. Isle of Man Times.

Journal de S. Petersburg.

La Sicilia Cattolica.

Lincolnshire Gazette. L'Explorateur.

Mining Tools. Modern Workshop Prac-

tice.

Power in Motion.

Revue Universelle.

Pall Mall Gazette. Peterhead Sentinel. Polytechnisches Journal.

Sunday at Home.

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blatt

Metropolitan Tabernacle Pocket Books.

Pulpit.

Punch.

For Merchant Ships.

Templeton's Millwright and Engineer's Com- panion.

Unfore Bat.

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Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Paps.

  Argonaut Alexandra

6 1

Charlotte

Ellen Beatrice 1

1

Laju

1

6

Andrews

Alexander

1

Chien Sheng,s.s. 2

Flying Spur 1

Abbotsford

1

Chingtoo

Flying Eagle

1

Licka Till Lycemoon Leonore

2

Poutu, s.s. Panama

1

1

Tagus, s.s. Tyburnia

8

2

1

l'ortsea

1

Taunton

1

1

1

Annie Fish

1

Capelara Artica 1

Ruth

2

1

Uda

?

Alfredo

1

Columba

1

Gunga, s.s.

3

Margareta

Rachel

2

Comet

Roma

British Crown 2

1

Comith

1

Hope

1 regd.

Blair Athol

1

Berker

Dartmouth

Hastings Holia

Northampton 1

Rajah, s.s.

1 regd.

Venis Virginia

22

N

Ousuri

1

Dora

1

Steffone

1

Otler

Channel Queen 1

Ducdisot

Juno

1

1

Star of China

1

Corea

Star Queen

1

William Davie 4 Western Chief 1

??

Caroline

1

Ellen Brewes

Kirkland

5

Pelham

1

Sophie

1

Wigtany

1

Calabar, s.s.

7

E. P. Bouverie 3

2

Kate Tatham 1

Prince Louis

5

Salicia

1 regd.

Cushan

1

Christina

E. M. Young Espavalda

Pearl, s.s.

1

1

Luera

Paraguay, s.s.

1

Terentia

4

Young Siam

1

Letters.

Audacious 12 (1 reg.) Egeria

For H. M. Ships.

Letters. 1

Frolic

Letters.

2

Letters.

Letters.

Letters,

Kestrel

4 (2 reg.) Sheldrake 2

Vigilant Victor Emanuel 2

2

 Alier, Teresa, Barcelona, Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu,

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Detained for Postage.

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Ohio,.......1 Paper. Purdie, Evelyn Miss, Mass., U.S.A.,

.1

""

.1 Book.

Scharrer, H., Germany,

.1 Book. 1 Sample.

.1 Paper. Thomsen, A., Mast. bq. Seaman's Bride, Bangkok, 1 Letter.

.1 Letter.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 17th March, 1876.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

U

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

its Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues-

day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order,

F. S. HUFFAM, Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

N

66

IN BANKRUPTCY.

【OTICE.—KWAN HING TAI, alias KWAN ACHEONG, trading under the style of Sang Tai," at Victoria, in the Colony of Hong- kong, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication in Bankruptcy, filed in

TH

NOTICE.

MIE interest and responsibility of Mr. HENRY CHARLES CALDWELL in the Firm of CALDWELL & BREKETON ceased on the 1st day of March, 1873.

The business of the Firm will be carried on as heretofore by Mr. WILLIAM H. BRERETON in his own Name.

Hongkong, 1st March, 1876.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HONGKONG, LIMITED. In Liquidation.

NOTICE.

LL Persons holding Warrants against un-

the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, Adabued Dividends, Interest, or Bonus, are

on the Thirty-first day of January, A.D. 1876, a public sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination and make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honou- rable Sir John Smale, Knight, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, Hongkong, on the Twenty-seventh day of March, 1876, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely.

  Frederick Sowley IIuffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee in the matter.

Dated the 18th day of March, 1876.

STEPHENS & HOLMES, Solicitors acting in the Bankruptcy, 2, Club Chambers, Hongkong.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re FooNG MING CHEONG, a Bankrupt.

NOTICE. The above named Bankrupt hav-

ing passed his last examination, the hear- ing of the application by him for his order of discharge stands adjourned to Tuesday, the 21st day of March, A.D. 1876, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon,

requested to present same for payment at the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank before the 1st April, 1876, otherwise their Claims will not be recognised.

ADOLF ANDR?,

F. D. SASSOON,

Liquidators. Hongkong, 18th December, 1875.

JUST PUBLISHED.

A CHINESE AND ENGLISH

THE

DICTIONARY,

BY

THE REVD. W. LOBSCHEID.

THIE above work, which has been chiefly com- piled for the purpose of aiding students in the study of Chinese literature, couprises many characters not met with in any of the Dictionaries hitherto published.

The selection of between 8,000 and 9,000 cha- racters will make it comparatively easy to find a character without counting the strokes of the compound figures, (minus the radical), and the addition of the Synonyms will prove a great help

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Current.

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Journal de S. Petersburg.

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blatt

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Pulpit.

Punch.

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Templeton's Millwright and Engineer's Com- panion.

Unfore Bat.

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Letters. Papers.

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Lets. Paps.

  Argonaut Alexandra

6 1

Charlotte

Ellen Beatrice 1

1

Laju

1

6

Andrews

Alexander

1

Chien Sheng,s.s. 2

Flying Spur 1

Abbotsford

1

Chingtoo

Flying Eagle

1

Licka Till Lycemoon Leonore

2

Poutu, s.s. Panama

1

1

Tagus, s.s. Tyburnia

8

2

1

l'ortsea

1

Taunton

1

1

1

Annie Fish

1

Capelara Artica 1

Ruth

2

1

Uda

?

Alfredo

1

Columba

1

Gunga, s.s.

3

Margareta

Rachel

2

Comet

Roma

British Crown 2

1

Comith

1

Hope

1 regd.

Blair Athol

1

Berker

Dartmouth

Hastings Holia

Northampton 1

Rajah, s.s.

1 regd.

Venis Virginia

22

N

Ousuri

1

Dora

1

Steffone

1

Otler

Channel Queen 1

Ducdisot

Juno

1

1

Star of China

1

Corea

Star Queen

1

William Davie 4 Western Chief 1

??

Caroline

1

Ellen Brewes

Kirkland

5

Pelham

1

Sophie

1

Wigtany

1

Calabar, s.s.

7

E. P. Bouverie 3

2

Kate Tatham 1

Prince Louis

5

Salicia

1 regd.

Cushan

1

Christina

E. M. Young Espavalda

Pearl, s.s.

1

1

Luera

Paraguay, s.s.

1

Terentia

4

Young Siam

1

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For H. M. Ships.

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Frolic

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2

Letters.

Letters.

Letters,

Kestrel

4 (2 reg.) Sheldrake 2

Vigilant Victor Emanuel 2

2

 Alier, Teresa, Barcelona, Brickwood, Jennie, Honolulu,

Graves, Capt. H., Cape Coast Castle,.... Heard, Revd. C. M., Anoka, Minnesota,.. Henrick, Thomas, West Port, Nelson,

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.1 Book. 1 Sample.

.1 Paper. Thomsen, A., Mast. bq. Seaman's Bride, Bangkok, 1 Letter.

.1 Letter.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 17th March, 1876.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

U

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

its Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues-

day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order,

F. S. HUFFAM, Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

N

66

IN BANKRUPTCY.

【OTICE.—KWAN HING TAI, alias KWAN ACHEONG, trading under the style of Sang Tai," at Victoria, in the Colony of Hong- kong, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication in Bankruptcy, filed in

TH

NOTICE.

MIE interest and responsibility of Mr. HENRY CHARLES CALDWELL in the Firm of CALDWELL & BREKETON ceased on the 1st day of March, 1873.

The business of the Firm will be carried on as heretofore by Mr. WILLIAM H. BRERETON in his own Name.

Hongkong, 1st March, 1876.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HONGKONG, LIMITED. In Liquidation.

NOTICE.

LL Persons holding Warrants against un-

the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, Adabued Dividends, Interest, or Bonus, are

on the Thirty-first day of January, A.D. 1876, a public sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination and make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honou- rable Sir John Smale, Knight, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, Hongkong, on the Twenty-seventh day of March, 1876, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely.

  Frederick Sowley IIuffam, Esquire, is the Official Assignee in the matter.

Dated the 18th day of March, 1876.

STEPHENS & HOLMES, Solicitors acting in the Bankruptcy, 2, Club Chambers, Hongkong.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re FooNG MING CHEONG, a Bankrupt.

NOTICE. The above named Bankrupt hav-

ing passed his last examination, the hear- ing of the application by him for his order of discharge stands adjourned to Tuesday, the 21st day of March, A.D. 1876, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon,

requested to present same for payment at the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank before the 1st April, 1876, otherwise their Claims will not be recognised.

ADOLF ANDR?,

F. D. SASSOON,

Liquidators. Hongkong, 18th December, 1875.

JUST PUBLISHED.

A CHINESE AND ENGLISH

THE

DICTIONARY,

BY

THE REVD. W. LOBSCHEID.

THIE above work, which has been chiefly com- piled for the purpose of aiding students in the study of Chinese literature, couprises many characters not met with in any of the Dictionaries hitherto published.

The selection of between 8,000 and 9,000 cha- racters will make it comparatively easy to find a character without counting the strokes of the compound figures, (minus the radical), and the addition of the Synonyms will prove a great help

ALFRED LISTER, Postmaster General.

to such as are anxious to acquaint themselves more minutely with the character of the lan- guage.

The work contains 584 Imperial Octavo Pages and is neatly bound in cloth.

PRICE $8 per Copy.

NORONHA & SONS,

Hongkong.

Agents:-

London,

In Europe,...Messrs. H. S. KING & Co.,

Shanghai, Messrs. LANE, CRAWFORD & Co.

Hongkong, 15th April, 1871.

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 25TH MARCH, 1876.

VOL. XXII.

No. 13.

No. 61.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd March, 1876.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 55.

CHINA SEA,

YANGTZE RIVER.-SHANGHAI DISTRICT.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Junk has carried away the mast which formerly marked the wreck of the Lismore. A Black Nun Buoy has been temporarily moored immediately below the wreck and in line with it and the Woosung Lighthouse.

     A Green Wreck Buoy, with the word "WRECK" painted on it in white letters, will shortly replace the above-men- tioned black buoy.

By order of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

Engineer-in-Chief.

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS, ENGINEER'S OFFICE, SHANGHAI, 11th March, 1876.

N.B.---The mast above referred to is the one described at page 17, Beacon No. 27, Fourth Issue of List of Chinese Lights for 1876.

No. 57.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency Governor SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B., &c., is pleased to direct the publication of the names of the Government Board of Examiners in the Chinese Language for general information.

The Board consists of:-

FREDERICK STEWART, M.A., Esquire, Chairman.

JAMES RUSSELL, Esquire.

The Revd. E. J. EITEL, Ph. D., Director of Chinese Studies. WONG SHING, Esquire.

ALFRED LISTER, Esquire, Secretary.

All communications to the Board must be addressed to the Secretary, and, if proceeding from a person in the Government service, must pass through the Head of his Department.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 17th March, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 62.

   The following Annual Report for 1875, received from the Postmaster General, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th March, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary,

GENERAL POST OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 18th March, 1876.

SIR,-I have the honour to report on this Department for the year 1875.

   2. Early in the year Mr. F. W. MITCHELL retired from the public service, after being connected with the Post Office for eighteen years, during thirteen of which he discharged the duties of Post- master General with singular ability and success.

3. It needs but a very cursory inspection of the records in this Office to perceive that, when Mr. MITCHELL first joined the Post Office in 1857, it was conducted with a certain slackness of organisa- tion, which was perhaps not peculiar to this above all other Departments in the Colony. Nor is it less evident that the energy and capacity of the then Chief Clerk very soon initiated and steadily prosecuted a thorough reform.

4. Thus, in 1858, the London Office had to investigate a complaint that the Post Office here was closed twenty hours before the departure of each P. & O. Packet, and in those days the fortnightly British Packet was the only Mail for Europe. This was in spite of instructions, issued two years before, providing for a much more suitable time of closing, and the complainant suggested that four hours, with a margin of two for the reception of late letters at double postage, would be a great relief to the public.

5. Whereas letters can now be posted on board the British Contract Packet to within ten minutes of the time of starting, or on shore for the French Packet up to half an hour before that time. Both Packets start at noon, and it may be said that in either case a letter can safely be kept open till close on half past eleven.

6. To take over a Department so well and minutely organised as Mr. MITCHELL left this Office, and to take it over without any previous knowledge either of the Department itself or of its special class of work, involved a responsibility which I confess caused me to hesitate in accepting the offer made to me by His Excellency Sir ARTHUR KENNEDY on my return from England-an offer by which I was no less gratified than surprised.

    7. I have, however, to record my sincere obligations to the entire Staff for the hearty assistance and cooperation with which I have been received. The admirable organisation of the whole, even down to the Chinese, has very much lightened my duties, and reflects the greatest credit on the late head of the Department.

    S. This opportunity must also be taken to thank Messrs. D. SASSOON & Co., Messrs. BUTTERFIELD & SWIRE, and Messrs. GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. for their liberality in granting passages to Marine Sorters during the winter months, either free or at nominal rates-Messrs. DOUGLAS LAPRAIK & Co. for good offices of all kinds in the service of the Coast Ports-Messrs. SIEMSSEN & Co. for aid in a matter mentioned below-The China Submarine Telegraph Co. and E. L. WOODIN, Esq. for telegra- phic information-The Captain Superintendent of Police for ready assistance in checking disorders at Pedder's Wharf which used to mark the landing of the French Mails--Mr. Consul MEDHURST for cooperation in many ways at Shanghai--last, but not least, His Excellency Sir HARRY PARKES, who has always been ready to assist in overcoming difficulties of which more will be said hereafter.

    9. Most branches of Postal business shew a slight increase in comparison with 1874, as will be seen from the Tables given below (Appendix A). Nor are indications of other kinds wholly wanting that trade has a little revived during the past year. The improvement is on the very smallest scale, but the slightest sign of improvement is welcome. The marked decrease in the number

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH MARCH, 1876.

   of Registered Letters sent (there being an increase in those received) may point to fewer valuable documents being despatched from China, or it may indicate increased confidence in the ordinary mode of transmission. Some remarks on Registration and Loss of Letters will be found further on.

     10. On the other hand, certain fallings-off must be noticed, amongst which the most important is that of Revenue. The gross Revenue of the Department is less than that for 1874 by about ?400. But Revenue is not altogether a trustworthy index of Postal activity; many matters of detail have been arranged, during the year, on a footing of greater efficiency, but also so as to involve greater expense.

     11. One instance will shew what is meant. The masters of private steamers are entitled to two- pence a letter for all the correspondence they bring. It is the custom of many persons on the Coast, and especially at Manila, to send their letters inside sealed covers directed to this Office, and sometimes containing as many as forty or fifty. To pay the masters at two-pence per cover, whilst it was obviously unfair, much diminished the expenditure in gratuities, which are now calculated per letter.

12. The low rates of Exchange prevailing have also told against the Revenue, as must necessarily be the case when the accounts are kept at 4/2d., and the balance due to London remitted at little more than 3/10d. This depressed state of Exchange has been unfavourable to the purchase of Money Orders on England (Appendix A), and in some instances complaints have been received that the proper change had not been sent, the fact being that the rate for the day left no change to send.

     13. The Revenue of the Department was at its highest in 1872, the next best year was 1865. The following diagram shews its fluctuations for the past thirteen years. It must be remembered that the sums given are gross revenue, including the Imperial share, and local working expenses.

1862 1803 1804 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875

$

193,000

192,000

187,000

184,000

182,000

181,000

178,000

170,000

175,000

173,000

170,000

167,000

164,000

$

193,000

192,000

187,000

184,000

182,000

181,000

178,000

176,000

175,000

173,000

170,000

167,000

164,000

140,000

85,000

140,000

85,000

      14. It can scarcely be doubted that the present year will be marked by a further, and perhaps considerable decrease of Revenue. The great simplifications of Postal rates to the Continent, lately effected, have cut down the profit left to this Colony on the collection and forwarding of continental correspondence to a very small percentage. But it is hardly to be expected, whilst Postage is every- where being lowered, that any one office can go on making the large profits of the old systems.

      15. During the past year the Postal Treaty of Berne came into force almost throughout Europe, and the London Office suggested to the various Colonies a revision of their Continental rates vi? Brindisi. The Italian Post Office was willing to modify its transit Tariff, if the Colonies would adopt a different system of making up the mails, and would reduce their local charges. The matter was put clearly before the Executive of this Colony, and, whilst the change was strongly recommended, it was plainly stated that the loss to this Department would be considerable. The proposal was approved, and, in arranging the new rates, simplicity and liberality were more considered than the profits of the service. The result was a uniform nine-penny Tariff to nearly the whole of the Continent, and whereas a Registered Letter to Russia, weighing two ounces, would lately have been charged 15/4d., such a letter can now be sent for 3/6d. A nine-penny (quarter ounce) Tariff has since come into force for Postage to the Continent by French Packet.

      16. The unification of Germany has made Postal Tables much simpler than they were, and if we look back to a time when Italy, as well as Germany, was subdivided into petty states, the immense improvement effected is at once perceived. It is to be hoped that ere long something like a uniform European rate by all routes may be established.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH MARCH, 1876.

17. The rates to the United Kingdom have not been lowered, and thus the effect of the changes noted above has been to evoke a loud and unanimous expression of disappointment from the foreign communities in China and Japan. It must be admitted that, when the postage to various out-of-the- way places has been reduced by more than one-half, the charges to Great Britain appear comparatively high.

   18. The subject is, however, surrounded with difficulties with which this Office is in nowise in a position to deal. One reduction alone was within the immediate control of the Hongkong Government, namely the local and Indian rates by French Packet, and these have been reduced as much as is com- patible with the avoidance of absolute loss, the Colony surrendering three-sevenths of the postage collected. Nothing has been left undone to lay before the London Office full and exact statements of the position of affairs here, on the Coast, at Shanghai, and in Japan.

   19. A Convention between the Batavian Post Office and this Department has been under con- sideration during the year, and, though not yet completed, will probably soon come into force. The reduced rates of postage fixed by this Convention have been already adopted by this Office in antici- pation.

   20. The Post Office Ordinance, 1862, being very much out of date, suggestions for a new one have been submitted, and it is to be hoped that such of them as may be approved will form the basis of an amended Act. Nothing of a harassing or inquisitorial nature has been devised, but it has been pro- posed to bring the law into conformity with the existing practice of this Office; to make it more flexible, and susceptible of easy modification, especially in matters of detail; to reduce the almost prohibitive rates of Coast postage; and to establish a penny Tariff between this Colony, Canton, and Macao.

21. Whilst it is impossible not to sympathise with those who feel some of the present rates of Postage to be heavy, it may be allowable to point out that they do not always make the most of privileges already possessed. The amount of overstamping observable on the morning of an English Mail is something startling. Some persons imagine that the Rate to England is still 32 cents! Others post hundreds of trade circulars prepaid six cents each, but which, weighing less than an ounce, would pass for four cents. Others, again, put up circulars in bundles, which they prepay at so much per It is but just to point out these errors, copy, instead of paying the whole at so much per four ounces. which must swell the postage accounts of some firms considerably.

22. During the year the list of Unclaimed and Dead Letters lying in this Office has been sent weekly to all the Ports, Macao, and Manila. The Agents at the Ports have also sent their own lists here. The result has been to dispose of a good deal of correspondence which would otherwise not have been delivered. The Hongkong lists have been inserted in the local papers, free of charge, and this has led to an increase of applications for Dead or Unclaimed Letters. These classes of Chinese correspondence have also been advertised in Chinese with satisfactory results.

23. Persons sometimes very much resent the opening of their letters, when returned as Dead, or because of deficient postage. If every letter were marked with the sender's name and address (a con- venient practice in which the Chinese set us an excellent example, for with them it is almost universal) no letter need ever be opened. This address might very cheaply and usefully take the place of the unintelligible monograms and crests now in fashion.

24. It would facilitate the work of the Post Office here if those who provide printed envelopes for their local and Coast correspondence would add the addresses in Chinese.

25. The Packets of the Occidental and Oriental Steam Ship Company have been recognised as United States Contract Mail boats, and thus the advantage has been enjoyed of communication generally twice in the month with San Francisco and the United States, The privilege of registering corres- pondence by this route has also been accorded, but the Chinese, and others who were expected to avail themselves of it, have not as yet done so to the extent that was anticipated. This opportunity must be taken to acknowledge the promptitude and courtesy with which the wishes of this Office have been met in every matter by the United States Postal authorities.

  26. Some difficulty having attended the forwarding of correspondence for H. M. Legation at Peking, more especially by the French Mail, all letters, &c., for that Legation, and for members of the Consular service at or beyond Shanghai, are now forwarded in a closed Consular Mail to the Shanghai Consulate.

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149

27. The Agents of the French Post Office having complained bitterly of the way in which they were mobbed by Coolies at Pedder's Wharf, measures have been taken by the Police authorities to secure order during the landing of the Mails, and time has been saved by counting the bags as they are landed.

28. It has been found possible to keep the Post Office open, during an additional half-hour, for late letters, before the departures of the French Mails for Europe, and of the Contract Mails for Shanghai.

29. Considerable improvements have been made in the structure and furniture of the Office, but much remains to be done. A room, plainly furnished, has been provided where the Sorters can have their meals on the premises when press of business compels them to do so. It would be very desirable if they could all reside, as some of the Officers of the Harbour Department do, in quarters near the Department.

30. In compliance with suggestions received from several sources, a balance, accessible to the public, has been placed in the front verandah, where those who wish to do so may weigh their letters. It should be borne in mind, however, that a Spring Balance is not capable of much nicety, and persons who like to load their letters to the very last square inch of paper should have them weighed by the Shroff. Many letters are sent on charged with a fine in consequence of this attempt to go as close to half an ounce as possible. They perhaps get slightly damp on their way to the Post Office, and the trifling increase of weight turns the scale. A letter on overland paper will, in a few minutes, imbibe enough moisture from newly printed newspapers, amongst which it may happen to lie in the letter-box, to make it over weight, if it were very nearly so before.

31. The new Post Office at Shanghai was occupied during the year, and has been found commo- dious and suitably fitted.

32. No inspection of the Northern Offices and Agencies having been made, it is not possible to speak of them in detail. On the whole the business has been well and carefully conducted, at some ports particularly so. Special mention must be made of the exact and diligent discharge of duty by Messrs. MARTIN and MACHADO, the Postmasters at Shanghai and Yokohama respectively.

33. The Postal service to and from Hiogo has been conducted under great difficulties, and has needed incessant watching. It must be admitted that on one occasion opportunity was not taken by the Yokohama Office to do the best for Hiogo, but the slip did not deserve the intemperate language of a Hiogo paper, nor will it recur. Just, however, as the service seemed to be gaining permanency, the transfer of the Pacific Mail Branch Steamers to the Mitsu Bishi Company upset everything, and all had to be begun over again. The assistance of H. M. Minister in Japan has already been acknowledged.

34. An attempt was made to comply with the often-expressed wishes of the residents at Pagoda Anchorage, by establishing an honorary Postal Agency there, but various causes prevented its success. Mr. Vice-Consul CARROLL (who was absent at the time) on his return kindly resumed his good offices in distributing the paid letters for that settlement, as he has done for some years. No further facilities can at present be given.

     35. The Coast Ports have been well served by the Steamers of Messrs. DOUGLAS LAPRAIK & Co., which have arrived here with almost the regularity of Contract Packets, the homeward Mail having been missed on one occasion only.

36. A great improvement has been effected in the service to Canton by means of Messrs. SIEMSSEN & Co.'s steamers. It would frequently happen that the Mail arrived here just after the Canton boat had left, especially on a Saturday or Sunday, and in the former case the letters would lie in this Office forty-eight hours. Messrs. SIEMSSEN & Co. kindly consented to give notice of the departures of their steamers for Canton, and thus, especially through the summer, it has repeatedly been possible to forward. both the English and American Mails to that Port much earlier than could otherwise have been done. 37. There is no legal obligation to give notice of clearance for Canton or Macao, but such notice (however short) is always valuable to this Department, and generally beneficial to the community.

     38. There have not been many complaints during 1875 of the loss of letters, though some few have been reported missing. No registered letter has been lost; a certain minute percentage of unregistered correspondence will always go astray in spite of all precautions. Nothing causes more errors than the use of sealing-wax, which makes letters stick together, and thus get missorted, tears out the addresses when they are separated, and leads to all sorts of inconvenience. During 1874-75 a firm on the Coast complained of an exceptional series of losses, which, strange to say, began to be reported at Hongkong as soon as the partner to whom the letters were addressed removed here. But in a case of this kind, where the lost letters all originate from the same London house, and are of no intrinsic value, there is the strongest ground for believing that they have never been posted.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH MARCH, 1876.

39. The most vexatious delay was that of an entire mail for Canton. The steamer Thales clearing for that port, opportunity was taken to send up an extra mail, which contained some important and valuable letters, and which on arrival one of the ship's officers took to the house of the consignee, instead of to the Consulate, handing it to a well-dressed Chinese who claimed to be the Compradore. From that moment it disappeared, nor could search or enquiry bring it to light. The conclusion was inevitable that the correspondence had fallen into the hands of one of the well-dressed thieves who occasionally visit Shamien. A fortnight afterwards, however, the mail was found, intact, in a box containing Municipal Records, nor was it discovered who had placed it there. Measures have been taken to prevent such mishaps.

40. Reiterated complaints from Shanghai, as to late arrivals of home newspapers and periodicals, caused a very careful watch to be kept on the Shanghai Contract Mails in their transit through this Office. The result was to establish beyond all doubt the fact that the superscriptions Vi? Brindisi, or Via Marseilles, on papers are no sort of guide as to the route by which they actually come. The inference is obvious. The posting is left till the last minute, and is left just one minute too long; the papers are posted late, and are sent on by the mail next after that for which they are directed. Perhaps no explanation will ever convince disappointed subscribers to periodicals that their corres- pondence is not detained in this Department. The facts are, however, as stated above, and the London Office has been requested to call the attention of the principal news agents to them.

41. By every mail more or less papers, books, and patterns are received entirely without covers, the latter having been wholly destroyed by friction in the bags. Persons who regularly forward such articles should be requested to use stout wrappers. On one occasion two whole sacksful consisted of a periodical called the Christian, which was being sent gratis to every Missionary in the world during three months. But the extreme flimsiness of the wrapper defeated the liberal intentions of the donor; very few of the numbers could be sent on, and most of them were left here unclaimed. Measures have been adopted to ensure the delivery of as many such books and periodicals as possible. Every fragment of a cover on which an address can be made out is sent to that address with a circular asking the addressee what he expected to receive, and in this way, and by advertising, some books and papers have been delivered.

42. The loss of a letter for London led to an enquiry as to whether or not it had been posted, and it was found that many letters were sent to the Post Office without receipt or chit book, in boxes which could not be called sealed, although, in several cases, the Heads of Houses where this was the practice were not aware of it. There has been a great improvement, but even now many of the boxes are so sealed that the seal can be pulled off unbroken and stuck on again. The safest plan is to seal on the box itself, without tape or string, and to make the Chinese servants remove the old wax before a fresh seal is applied.

43. A very common reply to representations of this kind is, "We have every confidence in our coolie, who has been with us many years." No doubt many Chinese are worthy of very great confi- dence, but too often opportunity makes the thief. The Postal Agency at Hankow possessed an infallible coolie, and when, in 1874, heavily stamped letters disappeared again and again, the Agent there could not and would not believe that the coolie stole them. On Mr. BRENAN'S taking over the Office, however, he soon detected a system of plunder, and, on searching the man's box, found evidence of a series of thefts of postage stamps, the letters from which they had been removed having been destroyed as the simplest way of avoiding enquiry. The culprit was handed over to the native authorities, and measures were taken at all the Ports to ensure the safety of letters, and the obliteration of stamps as soon as possible after the posting of correspondence. The service is much indebted to Mr. Brenan for his action in this matter.

   44. It is often asked, "Is there any real advantage in Registration?" in a tone which implies that the questioner desires a candid private opinion, rather than what he deems a stereotyped official view. The London firm to which I alluded in paragraph 38 had ceased to register its letters, actually con- sidering that the only result was to draw attention to them!

   45. It may not be amiss briefly to describe the general features of the Registration system. The Officer who registers a letter gives a receipt for it, thus there is no question but that it was posted, or as to who took it in. That Officer (who, in case of the loss of the receipt, is sufficiently pointed out by the Counterfoil which he has filled up) is now responsible for the letter, unless he can show how it was disposed of. He places it in a Safe till the mail is being made up. The addresses of all the letters registered for that mail are then entered on a list, a copy of which, for record, is simultaneously taken by means of a manifold writer. The total entries must agree with the number of letters and the

This detail has been rubroduced at Hongkong during the past year.

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151

   number of counterfoil receipts. The letters, with a copy of the list, are then placed in a sealed bag or packet, which is not opened until it reaches the Office of destination. Thus there can be no doubt that all the Registered Letters were despatched.

     46. The Officer who opens the mail makes it his first business to look for the bag of registered letters, the total number of which he finds also entered on the general Letter Bill. He counts them, ticks the total if correct, and hands them, with the list, to a colleague whose duty it is to prepare the receipts for signature by the addressees. Each receipt has its counterfoil, and, as cach is attached to the letter to which it relates, the address is marked off on the original list. An entry is then made of the name of the carrier who will deliver the letter, and who is responsible for it until the transaction is concluded by his bringing back the addressee's receipt. A special acknowledgment is sent to the despatching office. Thus there can be no doubt that all the Registered Letters were received.

     47. Such are the main features of the Registration system. It may happen that the process described above has to be repeated several times, as when a registered letter passes from Shang- hai to Hongkong, Hongkong to London, London to Edinburgh, and from Edinburgh successively to a market town and a village. But, with differences of detail, the essential principle remains, that every Registered Letter must be traceable from hand to hand through every part of its course, and it is difficult to see what further precautions could be taken.

     48. The security thus attained used to be attended, in the case of Hongkong, with a drawback in the shape of delay, for, while the correspondence by the English Mail arrived sorted and ready for delivery, it took about two hours to prepare and enter the Registered Letters. It was determined to try whether this could not be done at sea with safety and accuracy, and it is found to be both possible and advantageous. By the last few English Mails the Registered Letters have arrived ready for delivery, but the system must for sometime yet be regarded as on trial.

     49. The English Mail twice arrived unsorted, the first time because the Marine Sorter, going down to Singapore in the homeward Mail, just missed the outward steamer; the second, because he fell ill and was unable to proceed. His Excellency the Governor of the Straits Settlements has kindly consented to make arrangements to prevent, when possible, the recurrence of a disaster like the first. In this case the Mail arrived in the middle of the night, and no inconvenience was sustained by the community.

     50. The other instance was that in which the Agamemnon (private steamer) arrived here in the afternoon with the Mails from the Kashgar, which had broken down. This was a singularly heavy Mail, consisting of 80 bags instead of the average 66-68; it included an Australian Mail (a very unusual circumstance) which always makes the work laborious, as there are many small packets to open and to weigh, and matters were not expedited by the simultaneous arrival of the two contract Mails from the North and a private ship Mail from Singapore. One or two other Mails also arrived or were closed at the same time. About two hours and a half had been allowed for the sorting, and though this estimate was exceeded by only a quarter of an hour, some signs of public impatience were observed. The heavy Mails of former years used to take four hours to sort, and then four more for the newspapers.

            It should be mentioned that Mr. WILDING, the master of the Agamemnon, brought the Mails on from Singapore without any charge whatever.

     51. In April last the Gwalior broke down within a few hours' run of Hongkong, and did not land her mail till four days after the arrival of the Lombardy with the next, having in the meanwhile drifted down to Hainan. The Sunda ran on a rock, and was subsequently beached in Haitan Straits, the mails were saved, but were considerably wetted. The Mails from the Hector (private steamer lost off Amoy) were saved uninjured.

     52. The usual Tables with regard to the passages of the Contract Steamers will be found below (Appendix B and C.) The following are the Best Passages of the year, counting to and from London:-

Homeward, Anadyr, left January 14th,..

32 days.

Outward, Malwa, arrived July 29th,

35 days.

Outward, (Fr. Packets) Ava, arr. June 12th; Anadyr, arr. Sept. 4th,

37 days.

Homeward, (Br.) Kashgar, left Mar. 4 and Nov. 11; Sunda Mar. 18,

38 days.

To San Francisco, Oceanic, left June 5th,.

25 days.

From San Francisco, Oceanic, arrived August 11th,.

28 days,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25?? MARCH, 1876.

   53. Tables B and C also afford the following averages as to the time allowed the Contract Packets to and from London, and the time actually occupied by them.

French Packets, Homeward,

British Packets, Outward,

French Packets, Outward,

British Packets, Homeward,.

Average voyaje allowed. ..413 days,

.40

41/1/0

99

""

421/

"9

Average voyage, taken.

.39 days.

4

.391, ..41

.41

"}

" 14

   54. To the returns as to the American Packets (Appendix B and C) has been added a statement of the time occupied in transmitting mails to and from London by their means.

The quickest delivery in London was in 45 days, the latest in 56 days. One mail reached Hongkong by this route in 44 days from London, but another actually occupied eighty-seven days. The cause of the delay is, presumably, waiting in San Francisco for a steamer, which does not occur in the opposite direction. The average time from London has been 57-65 days, the longer period being for those mails made up by the London Office some time before a steamer was ready to take them, the shorter for those which were timed more happily. A calculation from the dates of posting would probably give a few days more.

   55. The sixpenny rate from London by this route appears somewhat delusive when these long delays are taken into account. Those who wish to post for sixpence had far better avail themselves of Messrs. HOLT's vessels, which are not nearly so much used for cheap postage as they might be. The passages home by this line are generally very good, the passages out perhaps not quite so quick, but they would probably not average more than 50 days.

56. The Contract Steamers to Australia vi? Torres Straits have been somewhat irregular in their arrivals and departures, but they form a very important means of communication with the Australasian Colonies, and doubtless as the service gains permanency it will increase in regularity.

   57. An apology is due for the length and prolixity of this Report. It cannot be better expressed than in the words of the great founder of the Penny Post; "Some pains should be taken to make the main features of the Post Office system intelligible."

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

&c.,

Colonial Secretary, &c.,

&c.

APPENDIX.

(A.) GENERAL RETURN OF POST OFFICE BUSINESS.

SENT.

INCREASE. DECREASE.

ALFRED LISTER,

Postmaster General.

RECEIVED.

1874.

1875.

Books

Books

Books

Books

Letters. and

Letters.

Papers.

UNITED KINGDOM.

Per British Packets,.....

133,018

Per French Packets,.

63,090

1,187

711

Books

and Letters and Letters] andLetters and Letters and Letters unl Letters and Papers.

Papers.

Papers.

Papers.

Papers.

112,176| 135,525 98,787 2,507

25,848 62,379 27,335

Papers.

1874.

Books

1875.

Books

INCREASE.

Books

DECREASE.

| Papers."

No No No No 13,389 record record record record

""

19

"}

21

UNITED STATES.?

Per United States Packets,

28,224

37,626 31,670 42,414 3,446 4,788

:

:

17,972

19,970

1,998

:

:

:

REGISTERED CORRESPONDENCE.

United Kingdom,

4,280

*

4,178

102

1,973

2,454

481

Continent,

491

622

128

690

931.

244

Australia,

117

87

Ports of China and Japan,

821

785

:8888

30

229

305

76

36

777

1,103

326

Straits,

202

149

53

1,155

1,068

92

Ceylon,

29

15

14

43

49

6

India,

486

473

:

13

505

448

57

Total, Registered Correspondence,|

6,429

6,309

128

248

5,872;

6,356

1,133

149

Total, do. Increase or Decrease,

120

984

Decrease.

Tucrease.

Ship Mails,.........

1,357

1,571

214 Increase.

1,416

1,710

264 Increase.

* Registered Papers, Books, and Patterns, not being numerous, are included under Registered Letters.

Including a very small Mail for Yokohama by cach U. S. Packet.

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Sale of Postage Stamps.

153

1875.

1874.

INCREASE.

DECREASE.

Denomination.

Number.

Amount.

Number.

Amount.

Number.

Amount.

Number.

$ c.

$ c.

$ c.

Amount.

$

C.

2 cents.

240,808

4,816.16

235,602

4,712.01

5,206

104.12

4

121,368

4,854.72

110,964

4,438.56

10,404

416.16

6

??

121,279

7,276.74

110,586

6,635.16

10,693

641.58

183,977

14,718.16

167,555

13,404.40

16,422

1,313.76

12

""

41,845

5,021.40

39,876

4,725.12

2,469

296.28

18

??

14,069

2,532.42

10,834

1,950.12

3,235

582.30

24

75.860

""

18,206.40

73,531

17,647.44

2,329

558.96

...

30

""

166,183

49,854.90

149,050

44,715.00

17,133

5,139.90

48

""

22,196

10,654.08

24,476

11,748.48

96

19,484

18,704.64

24,137

23,171.52

2,280 4,653

1,094.40 4,466.88

2 dollars.

2,296

4,592.00

901

1,802.00

1,395

2,790.00

3

""

1,289

3,867.00

571

1,713.00

718

2,154.00

10

263

22

2,630.00

106

1,060.00

157

1,570.00

Total,......

$147,728.62

$137,722.84

$15,567.06

$5,561.28

Total Sale, Hongkong,

$78,230.78

$74,419.68

Increase. $3,817.10

Decrease.

Shanghai,

45.674.94

46,417.26

$742.32

99

Yokohama,

16,227.54

16,326.28

98.74

""

Other Ports of China and Japan,

7,589.36

559.62

7,029.74

Total,............ .$147,728.62

$137,722.84

Deduct Decrease,..........

$10,846.84 841.06

$841.06

Total Increase, 1875,

.$10,006.78

MONEY ORDER BUSINESS.

Orders drawn upon the United Kingdom.

1875.

1874.

INCREASE.

DECREASE.

At

No. of Orders

Colonial Commis- sion.

No. of

Colonial Commis- sion.

Colonial Commis- sion.

Colonial

Commis-

sion.

Amount.

Orders

Amount.

Number. Amount.

Number. Amount.

drawn.

drawn.

? s. d.

$ c.

Hongkong,

1,626

7,457. 6. 8

268.59

1,799

? s. d. 8,665. 3. 3

$ c.

? s. d.

$ c.

315.70

173

? s. d. 1,207.16. 7

$ c.

47.11

Shanghai,.

769

3,754, 8. 1

179.52

924

4,478.18. 2

173.04

6.48

155

724.10. 1

Yokohama,

577

2,574. 2. 9

Total,.

2,972

13,785.17. 6

99.08

547.19

806

2,668. 5.11

126.63

229

94. 3. 2

27.55

3,520

15,812. 7. 4

615.37

6.48

557

2,026. 9.10

74.66

Deduct Increase,................

6.48

Total Decrease, 1875,..............

557

2,026. 9.10 68.18

Orders drawn in the United Kingdom.

1875.

1874.

INCREASE.

DECREASE.

Colonial

Upon

No. of Orders drawn.

Commis- sion.

No. of

Colonial Commis- sion.

Amount.

Orders

Amount.

No. of Orders

Colonial Commis- sion.

Amount.

drawn.

drawn.

No. of Orders drawn.

Colonial Commiss sion.

Amount.

?

s. d.

$ c.

Hongkong, Shanghai, Yokohama,

201803

73

258. 0. 8

13.50

96

? s. d. 440.17. 8

? s. d.

S. c.

26

95. 0.11

4.96

24

110.12. 2

24

103. 2. 8

5.35

20

80. 3. 4

19.95 5.34 3.60

23

? s. ?. 182.17. 0 15.11. 3

$ c.

6.45 0.38

22.19. 4

1.75

-

Total,.

123

450. 4. 3

23.81

140

631.13. 2

28.89

6

22.19. 4 1.75

23

198. 8. 3

6.83

Deduct Increase,..

6

22.19. 4

1.75

Total Decrease, 1875,...

17

175. 8.11

4.08

Local Money Orders.

DRAWN IN.

1875.

1874.

INCREASE.

DECREASE.

No. of Orders.

Amount.

Commis- No. of sion. Orders.

Amount.

Commis- No. of sion. Orders.

Amount.

Commis- sion.

No. of Orders.

Amount.

Commis- sion.

    Hongkong on Shanghai, Hongkong on Yokohama, Shanghai on Hongkong, Yokohama on Hongkong,

Total,

27

17 120 2,741.51 24.30 104

2,386.12 21.30

268 [5,885.70

$ (. $ c. 456.21 4.82 301.92 3.15

33

$ c. $ c. 585.33

$ c.

5.70

20

382.11

4.05

158

| 3,321.16

30.30

53.57

101 2,611.07 21.10

312 6,899.67

co:

...

3 38

0.20

61.15

3

:

0.20

$ C. $ c.

129.12 0.88

80.19

0.90 579.65 6.00 224.95

47 1,013.91 7.78

...

Deduct Increase,.....

0.20

Total Decrease, 1875,..

44

1,013.91 7.58

BRITISH.

(B.) ARRIVALS OF THE CONTRACT PACKETS DURING 1875.

FRENCH.

AMERICAN.

154

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25?H MARCH, 1876.

Number of Days.

Number of Days from

Packet.

Date due.

Reached

Hongkong.

Vi? Southampton.

Packet.

Date due.

Via Brindisi.

Reached

Hongkong.

Number of Days

Left

Reached

Packet.

San

Francisco.

Hongkong. San

London.

Francisco.

Allowed. Taken. Gained. Lost.

Allowed. Taken. Gained. Lost.

Allowed. Taken, Gained.

Lost.

Greatest.

Least.

Avoca,.

Mar.

4 Mar.

Khiva,...

18

14 50

}}

""

Pera,

Lombardy,

Gwalior,

29

30

47

>>

Apr. 26 Apr. 26 47

12

30 47

Hindostan,

May 10 May

Zambesi,

24

22

47

""

""

Nizam,

June

Venetia,

7 June

21

19 47

17

Sunda....

July 5 July

3 47

Cathay,

19

16

47

99

Malwa,

Aug.

2

29

""

Surat,

16

13

Aug. 15

47

Peshawar,

30

27

17

Geelong,

Sept. 13 Sept. 11

Teheran,.

27

25 47

Agamemnon, ?

Oct.

11

Oct.

11

Khiva,..

25

23 47

Golconda,

Nov. 8 Nov. .8 47

Avoca,...

25

22 50

""

Ceylon,

Dec-

Thibet,

9 Dec.

23

6 50

26

Kashgar,

1876.

Jan. 6 Jan.

1876.

Gwalior,

Golconda,

Lombardy,

Feb.

20

3 Feb.

22

17

15

4225

50

8899555888888888595888 SASS

50 47

CO

42

39

42

38

48

39

40

47

39

39

65

18

39

57

47

46

39 38

45

39

37

47

44

39 36

45

39

37

45

37

44

39

36

47

43

39

35

46

39

38

44

39

36

47

45

39

37

45

39

47

47

39

39

45

39

37

47

39

39

47

42

39

47

42

39

50

53

3

42

45

GOODDOL---------878-88

3

Ava,

Hoogly,

1

Iraouaddy,

Peilo,

Feb. 12 Feb. 12 43 26

Mar. 12

26

43

28 43 45

Mar. 11 43

42

25

43

42

18

Meikong,

Apr. 9 Apr.

";

43

42

37

INX220T-322 :~ :** :

Sindh,

20

22 40

42

Anadyr,

May 4

May 6

40

42

1522222

§

Djemnah,

18

16

40

Tigre,

June I June 1

40

Ava,

15

12 40

37

>>

Hoogly,

29

29 40

40

?明

"Iraouaddy,

Peiho,

Meikong,

Amazone,

Anadyr,...

July 18

July 11 40

88

27

25 40

38

"

Aug. 10

24

Aug. 9 40

39

23 40

39

Sept. 7

Sept. 4 40

37

Djemnah,

21

19 40

38

2

Ava,

Oct.

Oct. 4 40

39

Tigre,

22

21

43

42

3

3

::

3

Hoogly,

Iraouaddy,

Sindh,

Nov.

Nov.

43

44

19

19

43

43

Dec. 3

Dec. 2 43

42

1

Meikong,

17

17 43

43

??

""

50

48

50

52

49

50

48

~

2:12

42

42

42

42

40

9339

40

2

Amazone,

31

30 43

42

44

2

41

12:

"}

""

Anadyr,

Djembah,

1876.

Jan. 14

1876.

Jan. 16

43

28

29

43

66

45

44

::

EN : ~~HHHH :-

21

NNNi

2

Great Republic,

Jan.

Feb. 14

44

77

Colorado,

Feb.

Mar. 11

39

87

City of Pekin,

20

25

34

17

Alaska,.

Mar.

1

Apr.

5

86

68

City of Tokio,

Apr.

1

29

29

78

.??

2

China,

17

May 21

35

60

Great Republic,

May

June

36

65

City of Pekin,

15

16

33

56

Alaska,.

June 1

July 6

36

62

Colorado,

15

17

33

69

City of Tokio, Oceanic,

July

1

31

31

59

15

""

Aug. 11

28

56

Great Republic,

Aug. 2

Sept.

5

35

67

Belgic,

16

16

32

62

"

China,

Sept. 1

Oct.

5

35

67

Gaelic,

16

20

35

47

Alaska,.

Oct. 1 Nov. 9

40

62

Oceanic,

16

15

31

54

""

1

City of Tokio,

Νον.

Belgic,

1 Dec.

16

31

56

25

40

70

1876.

China,

Dec.

1

Jan. 13

44

71

Gaelic,

16

19

35

63

32 282849899882**=*28*2

64

68

65

65

49

45

56

53

59

66

56

53

52

49

53

41

59

51

53

64

68

60

77

? This steamer brought on the Kashgar's Mail.

*The greatest number of days counts from the date on which the first Mail was made up by the London Office. $ The least from the date of the last Mail,

1

(C.) DEPARTURES OF THE CONTRACT MAIL PACKETS DURING 1875.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH MARCH,

BRITISII.

FRENCH.

AMERICAN.

Vi? Southampton.

Via Brindisi.

Number of Days.

Number of Days to

Packet.

Packet.

Date due.

Date due.

Reached

London.

Date due.

Reached

London.

Vi? Brindisi.

Vi? Southampton. Allowed. Taken. Gained. Lost. Allowed. Taken. | Gained.

Reached

London.

Number of Days

Left

Packet.

Hongkong. Francisco.

Reached

San

San

Francisco.

London.

Lost.

Allowed. Taken, Gained. Lost.

Thibet,

Golconda,

Feb. 22

Mar.

Gwalior,

22

2*2

8

Feb. 21 Feb. 15 Feb. 14 40 Mar. Mar. I 28 40

22

39

47

46

1

47

47

*

15 Mar. 15

40

40

47

47

Anadyr,.

Provence,

Tigre,

Mar.

21

272

Feb. 21 Feb. 14 39

32

7

Mar. 8

39

Alaska,

Vancouver,

Jan.

13 Feb. 16

20

""

21 39

39

Oregonian,

Feb. 1

Mar. 24

}}

"}

Hydaspes,

Kashgar,..

Apr.

5 Apr.

29

28 40

39

""

19

77

18 Apr. 12 Apr. 10

40

38

Sunda,

May 3 May 2

26

24

40

38

Avoca,.

17

"}

77

17 May 10

May

9

40

39

Pera,

31

30

24

23

40

39

>>

**

Khiva...

Sunda...

Lombardy, Hindostan,

June 14

28

June 18 June 7 June 6 45 28 21 21 45

44

12211d qual

47

51

Amazone,

Apr.

4 Apr. 2

37

China,

15

2122

35

56

18

30

No mail.

52

}}

24

38

""

47

46

Ava,

18

17 39

Great Republic.

Mar.

A

85

77

47

46

Hoogly.

May

2 May 2

Colorado,

15

15

32

47

47

Iraouaddy,

16

15

39

11

City of Pekin,

Apr. 1

28

28

48

47

46

1

Peiho,

11

52

56

Meikong,

45

52

52

Sindh,

30

June 13

27

27

39

Alaska,

>>

??

May 16

32

52

June 9 44

24 44

41

City of Tokio, China,

May 15

June 9

26

45

June I

July

31

No mail.

July 12 July 11

July 5 July 4 45

44

52

51

Anadyr,..

July 11

July 8

44

41

Oceanic,

5

June 29

25

??

17

26

25

19

18 45

44

52

51

"}

77

Djemnah,

25

22

44

41

99

Zambesi,

Aug. 9 Aug. 11

Aug. 2 Aug. 3

46

1

52

54

2

Tigre,

Aug. 8

Aug. 7 44

43

Great Republic, Belgie,

15

July 15

31

July 1

81

31

Nizam,

22

23

16

16

45

52

52-

Ava,

22

18 44

40

...

}}

"}

77

Venetia,

Sept. 6 Sept. 6

30

30 45

45

52

Hoogly,

Gwalior,

20

""

""

Cathay,

Oct.

22 Sept. 13 Oct. 4

Sept. 13 45

45

52

54

2

Iraouaddy,

Sept. 5

19

Sept. 3 44

42

15

44

40

27

25 45

43

52

52

...

Peiho,

Oct. 3

28 44

Malwa,

18

17

55

Surat,

Nov. 1 Nov. 2

Peshawur,

54

15

13

19 Oct. 11 Oct. 8 25

15 Nov.

45

24 45

8

Nov.

8

45

Teheran,.................

29

80

Geelong,

Kashgar,.

Kliva,

Golconda,

Avoca,...

Dec.

13

27

26

1876.

Jan. 10 Jan. 10 24

Dec. 14 Dec. 6 Dec. 5 1876.

22

21 40

40

20

1876.

Jan. 3

18 40

1876.

Jan. 2 40

24

17

17

40

Feb.

7 Feb.

""

*

31

30

40

999998 889

42

Meikong,

17

11

44

>>

44

1

53

Amazone,

31

26

44

39

19

45

52

52

Anadyr,..

Nov. 14

Nov. 8

44

39

47

48

Djemnah,

28

25

39

36

""

17

39

47

48

1

Ava,

Dec. 12

38

47

46

Tigre,

20

Dec. 11

24

89

39 37

1876.

1876.

39

1

40

39

1

795

47 47

Hoogly,

Jan.

9

Jan. 13 39

47

47

Iraouaddy,

23

20 39

47

*

Sindh,

""

Feb. 6 Feb.

* 39

*** 03 00 00 00 300 3

39

38

38

38

2 454 ∞ ∞ ∞

City of Pekin, Alaska,.

>>

10

Aug. 5

27

46

15

15

32

No mail.

**

Gaelic.

City of Tokio, Oceanic,

Colorado,

Great Republic,

Aug.

2

Sept. 2

82

16

10

26

45

""

"}

Sept. 1

29

29

No mail.

??

8

Oct.

12

35

"}

15

1

17

33

54

"

Belgic,

Oct.

1

29

29

No mail.

"

China,

15

Nov. 18

35

"}

Gaelic,

Nov. 1

Dec.

35

51

Alaska,

15

19

35

77

43

4

...

Oceanic,

Dcc.

1

27

27

No mail.

36

cro

3

1876.

City of Tokio,

20

Jan. 24

36

*

}}

* Acknowledgment not received.

1876.

155

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH MARCH, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 24TH MARCH, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

157

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March 18

30.03

66

30.02

70

63

70

29.96

72

19

30.11

60.5

30.12

64

59

71.5

30.10

64

""

20

30.08

60

30.06

60.5

59

61.5

29.97

61

21

30.12

63

30.10

65

59.5

65

30.06

67

30.10

63

30.03

65

61

66.5

29.96

65

23

29.91

63

29.89

62.5

59

65

29.81

29.89

64.5

29.87

63.5

61.5

64

29.79

63

""

BAROMETER.

DATE.

Registerings

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK,

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO-

METER.

Self

WINDS.

ΠΑΙΝ.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'ΧΟΟΝ

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

Min. Mack 6 A.M.

NOON.

G P.M.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. #.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

NOON.

1876.

Mar. 18 28.22′ 28.28′ 28.27 28.23 28.22 63.0 66.0 65.0 63.0

66.0 61.0 55.5 66.0 W

2NNE

INNE 2

0.04

!

"

""

19 128.21 28.26 28.21 28.20 28.20 54.0 55.0 52.0 52.0 51.0 51.5 54.0 67.0 E

2028.21 28.26. 28.25 28.20 28.20 52.5 56.0 57.5 51.0 55.5 57.0 52.0 57.0 SE

7 E

t-

7

E

0.11

6 SE

6 ESE

CD

3

0.04

:

13

21

28.30 28.33 28.33 28.30 28.30, 57.0 58.0 59.0 57.0 57.5 58.5 55.5 58.5 E

2228.26, 28.29 28.20 28.18 28.17 1.0 57.5 54.5 52.5 57.0 53.054.0 59.0 E

3. NNE

2NE

2

0.59

3 E

4 E

5

0.00

i

""

23 128.13 28.12 28.11 28.05 28.05158.0 55.5 55.058.0 55.0 55.0 52.0 58.0

21 28.08 28.12. 28.10 28.01 28.0456.0 60.0 61.0 56.0 60.0 61.0 55.0 60.0 (ESE

E

3 E

4 E

0.36

4 SE

5 SE

?

!

1.53

Fog with rain past night; 9 A.M., fine,

cloudy, hazy,

6 A.M., overcast, squally with rain; noon, cloudy, hazy; 6 P.M., passing fog.

Close wet fog, with passing showers, thunder and lightning at intervals. 6 A.M., passing fog witli drizzly rain;

noon, cloudy, horizon clear.

6 A.M., fine, clear, cloudy; 2 P.M.,

overcast, showery at intervals. 6 A.M., overcast with passing fog; noon, close wet fog with rain, thunder and lightning at intervals. Squally, with fog, rain, thunder and

lightning at intervals throughout.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEF?T, KOWLOON Bay.

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO-

METER.

WINDS.

DATE.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self Registering.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

*NOON

? P.M.

Min. | Max.}|| 6 A.M.

NOON.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F.

1876

Mar. 1829.90 29.91 29.91 29.90 29.87 61.0 69.0

"

:

68.0 C3.0 68.0 67.0 62.0 72.0 Calm

19 [29.92 29.99 30.01 29.95 29.95 64.0 62.5 61.0 57.0 57.5 57.5 59.5 73.0 ENE

2029.95 29.98 29.98 29.90 29.90 60.5 62.0 62.0 56.5 60.0 60.0 59.0

61.0 E !

0 Calmi

0

SW

1

!

4 ENE

5 ENE

5

Fine, cloudy, with passing showers.

!

2 E

3 Calm

0

6 A.M., calm with dense fog; cloudy and fine throughout.

6 A.M., cloudy and fine; heavy thunder and showers.

"

21 (29.91 30.00 30.01 30.00 29.98 64.0 66.0 67.0 63.0 63.0 65.0 60.0.67.0 ENE

1 N

1 Calm

0

Overcast with rain; 6 P.M., cloudy and fine.

!

{

??

**

22|30.00 30.00 29.97 29.00 29.88 G1.0 67.0 65.0 59.0 59.5 60.0 61.0 69.0 W

2329.85 29.85 29.84 29.76 29.75 61.0 62.0 63.0 59.0 61.5 02.0 58.0 67.0 Calm

2129.78 29.79 29.79 29.75 29.70 65.0 66.0 65.0 64.0 64.0 63.0 61.0 65.0 E

2 E

2 E

1

6 A.M., cloudy and fine; 6 P.M., overcast with heavy rain.

?

0 W

1

ESE

2

I

4 ESE

2 ESE

3

6 AM., overcast with heavy showers; 6 P.M., overcast and

gloomy.

6 A., cloudy and fine; noon, cloudy and fine; 6 P.M.,

overcast and heavy thunder and showers.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 24th March, 1876.

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers.

A-Coo

1

Andrews, C. S.

1

Dawes, George 4 Davis, W. B.

Holber, Han

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. lap.

Mun Kee

1

1

Ho Cheaw Chea 1

Mun Hing

Postlethwaite,}

1

Searle, Thomas 1

Andrews, C. A. 5

4

Dupont,

L

Medon, Monsr. 1

Monsr. C.

Johnson, Mrs. A.1

Martin, Charles 1

De Silva, S.

1

     Barr, C. Burlingame

1

Johnstone,

Marks, D.

1

Ryall, Mr.

1

Tiang Pean

1

De Silva, Mr. 1

Somerset

Morgard, Mr.

1

1

Dr. J. S.

MacKenzie, G. 1

Baltzer, T.

1

Becke, F. G.

2

Favre, Clement I Fong Mow Fenn, James

Kaiser, N.

Ridshard, G. (Pilot) Rodrigues, Joana 1

1

Vanvig, L.

1

Niccolopoloo

1

Reed, M.

1 regd.

Lantly, Mr.

1

Ngo Kuam

1

Wols, Louis

1

Leong Weng

Nouvela, Do-

1

Concei??o,

Maria

Chiong Siu

Fat Chokshun

Gonzalez, Felipe Gordeen, T. L. ↑

Choon

1

minique

Cresswell, Geo. I

Sverker, Thon: 3

Harris, John S. 1 Hagen, Capt.

1 T.

Morrison

Malherbe,

Monsr. de Mark, F. W. Myer, Madine. It

Petterson,

Sjomanen Packer, M. Pearson, Mr.

Pinto, Andr? C. 1

Smith, Joseph E. f Santos, Marcelino1 Stirling, Patrick 3 Scott, Miss

i

Mary Ann Stephens, T. Sammels, Dr. Ditto.

legd. 2

W. T. Woodwarth,

A. S.

Warren, H. Willes, T. R. Wallece, Geo. Welsh, D. E. Wright, Mrs.

3 1

1

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH MARCH, 1876.

WEATHER TABLES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 24TH MARCH, 1876.

REGISTER AT HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, PRAYA WEST.

157

10 A.M.

NOON.

4 P.M.

THERMOMETER.

1876.

Baro-

Thermo- Baro- Thermo-

Self Registering.

Baro-

Thermo-

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

meter.

Min.

Max.

March 18

30.03

66

30.02

70

63

70

29.96

72

19

30.11

60.5

30.12

64

59

71.5

30.10

64

""

20

30.08

60

30.06

60.5

59

61.5

29.97

61

21

30.12

63

30.10

65

59.5

65

30.06

67

30.10

63

30.03

65

61

66.5

29.96

65

23

29.91

63

29.89

62.5

59

65

29.81

29.89

64.5

29.87

63.5

61.5

64

29.79

63

""

BAROMETER.

DATE.

Registerings

REGISTER AT BLOCK HOUSE, VICTORIA PEAK,

Height above Sea Level 1,823 feet.

HYGROMETER,

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

THERMO-

METER.

Self

WINDS.

ΠΑΙΝ.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

NOON.

3 P.M.

6 P.M.

6 A.M.

'ΧΟΟΝ

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

Min. Mack 6 A.M.

NOON.

G P.M.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F. Dirn. #.

In inches during the previous 24 hours.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER,

NOON.

1876.

Mar. 18 28.22′ 28.28′ 28.27 28.23 28.22 63.0 66.0 65.0 63.0

66.0 61.0 55.5 66.0 W

2NNE

INNE 2

0.04

!

"

""

19 128.21 28.26 28.21 28.20 28.20 54.0 55.0 52.0 52.0 51.0 51.5 54.0 67.0 E

2028.21 28.26. 28.25 28.20 28.20 52.5 56.0 57.5 51.0 55.5 57.0 52.0 57.0 SE

7 E

t-

7

E

0.11

6 SE

6 ESE

CD

3

0.04

:

13

21

28.30 28.33 28.33 28.30 28.30, 57.0 58.0 59.0 57.0 57.5 58.5 55.5 58.5 E

2228.26, 28.29 28.20 28.18 28.17 1.0 57.5 54.5 52.5 57.0 53.054.0 59.0 E

3. NNE

2NE

2

0.59

3 E

4 E

5

0.00

i

""

23 128.13 28.12 28.11 28.05 28.05158.0 55.5 55.058.0 55.0 55.0 52.0 58.0

21 28.08 28.12. 28.10 28.01 28.0456.0 60.0 61.0 56.0 60.0 61.0 55.0 60.0 (ESE

E

3 E

4 E

0.36

4 SE

5 SE

?

!

1.53

Fog with rain past night; 9 A.M., fine,

cloudy, hazy,

6 A.M., overcast, squally with rain; noon, cloudy, hazy; 6 P.M., passing fog.

Close wet fog, with passing showers, thunder and lightning at intervals. 6 A.M., passing fog witli drizzly rain;

noon, cloudy, horizon clear.

6 A.M., fine, clear, cloudy; 2 P.M.,

overcast, showery at intervals. 6 A.M., overcast with passing fog; noon, close wet fog with rain, thunder and lightning at intervals. Squally, with fog, rain, thunder and

lightning at intervals throughout.

REGISTER AT GUNPOWDER DEF?T, KOWLOON Bay.

BAROMETER.

HYGROMETER.

THERMO-

METER.

WINDS.

DATE.

DRY BULB.

WET BULB.

Self Registering.

Force, range from 0 to 12.

REMARKS AS TO WEATHER.

6 A.M.

9 A.M.

*NOON

3 P.M.

G P.M.

6 A.M.

NOON.

6 P.M.

GA.M.

*NOON

? P.M.

Min. | Max.}|| 6 A.M.

NOON.

NOON. Dirn. F. Dirn. F.

6 P.M.

Dirn.

F.

1876

Mar. 1829.90 29.91 29.91 29.90 29.87 61.0 69.0

"

:

68.0 C3.0 68.0 67.0 62.0 72.0 Calm

19 [29.92 29.99 30.01 29.95 29.95 64.0 62.5 61.0 57.0 57.5 57.5 59.5 73.0 ENE

2029.95 29.98 29.98 29.90 29.90 60.5 62.0 62.0 56.5 60.0 60.0 59.0

61.0 E !

0 Calmi

0

SW

1

!

4 ENE

5 ENE

5

Fine, cloudy, with passing showers.

!

2 E

3 Calm

0

6 A.M., calm with dense fog; cloudy and fine throughout.

6 A.M., cloudy and fine; heavy thunder and showers.

"

21 (29.91 30.00 30.01 30.00 29.98 64.0 66.0 67.0 63.0 63.0 65.0 60.0.67.0 ENE

1 N

1 Calm

0

Overcast with rain; 6 P.M., cloudy and fine.

!

{

??

**

22|30.00 30.00 29.97 29.00 29.88 G1.0 67.0 65.0 59.0 59.5 60.0 61.0 69.0 W

2329.85 29.85 29.84 29.76 29.75 61.0 62.0 63.0 59.0 61.5 02.0 58.0 67.0 Calm

2129.78 29.79 29.79 29.75 29.70 65.0 66.0 65.0 64.0 64.0 63.0 61.0 65.0 E

2 E

2 E

1

6 A.M., cloudy and fine; 6 P.M., overcast with heavy rain.

?

0 W

1

ESE

2

I

4 ESE

2 ESE

3

6 AM., overcast with heavy showers; 6 P.M., overcast and

gloomy.

6 A., cloudy and fine; noon, cloudy and fine; 6 P.M.,

overcast and heavy thunder and showers.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 24th March, 1876.

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers.

A-Coo

1

Andrews, C. S.

1

Dawes, George 4 Davis, W. B.

Holber, Han

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. lap.

Mun Kee

1

1

Ho Cheaw Chea 1

Mun Hing

Postlethwaite,}

1

Searle, Thomas 1

Andrews, C. A. 5

4

Dupont,

L

Medon, Monsr. 1

Monsr. C.

Johnson, Mrs. A.1

Martin, Charles 1

De Silva, S.

1

     Barr, C. Burlingame

1

Johnstone,

Marks, D.

1

Ryall, Mr.

1

Tiang Pean

1

De Silva, Mr. 1

Somerset

Morgard, Mr.

1

1

Dr. J. S.

MacKenzie, G. 1

Baltzer, T.

1

Becke, F. G.

2

Favre, Clement I Fong Mow Fenn, James

Kaiser, N.

Ridshard, G. (Pilot) Rodrigues, Joana 1

1

Vanvig, L.

1

Niccolopoloo

1

Reed, M.

1 regd.

Lantly, Mr.

1

Ngo Kuam

1

Wols, Louis

1

Leong Weng

Nouvela, Do-

1

Concei??o,

Maria

Chiong Siu

Fat Chokshun

Gonzalez, Felipe Gordeen, T. L. ↑

Choon

1

minique

Cresswell, Geo. I

Sverker, Thon: 3

Harris, John S. 1 Hagen, Capt.

1 T.

Morrison

Malherbe,

Monsr. de Mark, F. W. Myer, Madine. It

Petterson,

Sjomanen Packer, M. Pearson, Mr.

Pinto, Andr? C. 1

Smith, Joseph E. f Santos, Marcelino1 Stirling, Patrick 3 Scott, Miss

i

Mary Ann Stephens, T. Sammels, Dr. Ditto.

legd. 2

W. T. Woodwarth,

A. S.

Warren, H. Willes, T. R. Wallece, Geo. Welsh, D. E. Wright, Mrs.

3 1

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1

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8

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Comet

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Little, Miss Mary C., Norrvalk, Huron, Ohio,.......1 Paper.

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NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

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By Order,

F. S. HUFFAM, Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

IN BANKRUPTCY.

In the Matter of SORABJEE RUSTOMJEE,

a Bankrupt.

OTICE is hereby given that the above named

NOT!

   Sorabjec Rustomjee, who was adjudged a Bankrupt on the Thirty-first day of August, 1875, obtained his order of discharge on the Twenty-fourth day of March, 1876, under the

Bankruptcy Ordinance, 1864." Dated 25th day of March, 1876.

WILLIAM H. BRERETON, Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy, 29, Queen's Road, Victoria.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

OTICE.-KWAN HING TAI, alias KWAN

Sang Tai," at Victoria, in the Colony of Hong- kong, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication in Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the Thirty-first day of January, A.D. 1876, a public sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination and make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honou- rable ir John Smale, Knight, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Vietoria, Hongkong, on the Twenty-seventh day of March, 1876, at hieven of the clock in the forenoon precisely.

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General Post Office, Hongkong, 24th March, 1876.

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The summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues-

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By Order,

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

IN BANKRUPTCY.

In the Matter of SORABJEE RUSTOMJEE,

a Bankrupt.

OTICE is hereby given that the above named

NOT!

   Sorabjec Rustomjee, who was adjudged a Bankrupt on the Thirty-first day of August, 1875, obtained his order of discharge on the Twenty-fourth day of March, 1876, under the

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WILLIAM H. BRERETON, Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy, 29, Queen's Road, Victoria.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

OTICE.-KWAN HING TAI, alias KWAN

Sang Tai," at Victoria, in the Colony of Hong- kong, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication in Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the Thirty-first day of January, A.D. 1876, a public sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination and make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honou- rable ir John Smale, Knight, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Vietoria, Hongkong, on the Twenty-seventh day of March, 1876, at hieven of the clock in the forenoon precisely.

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Pared the 18th day of March, 1876.

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The business of the Firm will be carried on as heretofore by Mr. WILLIAM II. BRERSTON in his own Name.

Hongkong, 1st March, 1876.

VICTORIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HONGKONG, LIMITED. In Liquidation.

NOTICE.

LL Persons holding Warrants against un-

A claimed Dividends, Interest, or Bonus, are

requested to present same for payment at the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank before the 1st April, 1876, otherwise their Claims will not be recognised.

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JUST PUBLISHED.

A CHINESE AND ENGLISH DICTIONARY,

BY

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 1ST APRIL, 1876.

VOL. XXII.

No. 14.

Νο. 4.

[L.S.] A. E. KENNEDY.

PROCLAMATION.

     By His Excellency SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through the Right Honourable The EARL OF CARNARVON, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:

+--

No. 16 of 1875, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend and consolidate the laws concerning the jurisdiction of Magistrates over indictable offences and for other purposes:

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 27th Day of March, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 3 OF 1876.

MONDAY, 6TH MARCH, 1876.

PRESENT:

His Excellency Governor SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B.

The Honourable the Chief Justice (SIR JOHN SMALE).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary (JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN).

The Honourable the Attorney General (JOHN BRAMSTON).

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Treasurer (Charles May).

The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE.

The Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK.

The Honourable HENRY Lowcock.

The Council meets this day at 2 P.M., pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting of Council held on Monday, the 28th February, are read and confirmed. The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE then asks the following question, of which due notice had been given: "What steps have been taken to carry out the suggestion made some time ago by the Non- "Official Members to the effect that the trees on the Island should be placed under the charge "of the Surveyor General?"

?QUIMAL·Y.

DIE

MON

ROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 1ST APRIL, 1876.

VOL. XXII.

No. 14.

Νο. 4.

[L.S.] A. E. KENNEDY.

PROCLAMATION.

     By His Excellency SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through the Right Honourable The EARL OF CARNARVON, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming the following Ordinance; namely:

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No. 16 of 1875, entitled-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend and consolidate the laws concerning the jurisdiction of Magistrates over indictable offences and for other purposes:

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 27th Day of March, 1876.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 3 OF 1876.

MONDAY, 6TH MARCH, 1876.

PRESENT:

His Excellency Governor SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B.

The Honourable the Chief Justice (SIR JOHN SMALE).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary (JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN).

The Honourable the Attorney General (JOHN BRAMSTON).

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Treasurer (Charles May).

The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE.

The Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK.

The Honourable HENRY Lowcock.

The Council meets this day at 2 P.M., pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting of Council held on Monday, the 28th February, are read and confirmed. The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE then asks the following question, of which due notice had been given: "What steps have been taken to carry out the suggestion made some time ago by the Non- "Official Members to the effect that the trees on the Island should be placed under the charge "of the Surveyor General?"

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In reply, His Excellency states that the question of the protection of the trees had for some time been engaging his attention; the matter was beset with difficulties, and with a view to devising some efficacious means of protection, the Attorney General, the Surveyor General, and the Deputy Superintendent of Police had held a consultation, the result of which was embodied in a memorandum by the Attorney General, which His Excellency reads, and the measures suggested in which His Excellency states were under consideration. It was hoped that by a stringent application of the Ordinances already in force, and by the appointment of European Rangers in place of Chinese, the protection of the trees might be effected without having recourse to additional legislation.

The following Bills are read a first time:-

A Bill to amend the Law relating to Chinese Passenger Ships, and the conveyance of Chinese Emigrants.

A Bill for divesting the Registrar General of his Judicial Functions.

The Council then resolves itself into Committee, and proceeds to the consideration of the Companies'

Ordinance Amendment Bill.

The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE, seconded by the Honourable HENRY LOWCOCK, moves that the Bill

be not further proceeded with.

For the motion (5).

Mr. RYRIE, proposer.

Mr. Lowcock, seconder.

THE ACTING COLONIAL TREASURER.

THE CHIEF JUSTICE.

THE GOVERNOR.

Against (3).

Mr. KESWICK.

The motion is accordingly carried, and the Bill thrown out.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. THE COLONIAL SECRETARY.

The Colonial Secretary reports that at a meeting of the Finance Committee, held on the 1st February,

1876, the following votes were passed:—

PAYMENTS AUTHORISED IN EXCESS OF THE ESTIMATES OF 1875, REQUIRING LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY.

Governor's Department.

Additional Salary to the Officer acting as Private Secretary and A.D.C.,

?50 per annum, ??.

Allowance to Private Secretary for Chair Coolies, ?60 per annum, ...................

Allowance to H. E. The Governor for lighting Government House, for

Chair Coolies, &c., ?300 per annum,..

$1,440.00

240.00

288.00

$1,968.00

Surveyor General's Department.

Additional Salary to Chinese Tracer, at $10 per month,

.....

$10.00

Works and Buildings.

Building Ramps, and Iron Railings at Victoria Gaol, Planting Trees,

$950.00 200.00

$1,150.00

Charitable Allowances.

Blankets supplied to the Italian Convent, and the Asile de la Ste. Enfance,

$192.80

PAYMENTS AUTHORISED IN EXCESS OF THE ESTIMATES OF 1876, REQUIRING LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY.

Governor's Department.

Allowance to H. E. The Governor for lighting Government House, for

Chair Coolies, &c., ?300 per annum,..

Additional Salary to the Officer acting as Private Secretary and A.D.C.,

$1,440.00

?50 per annum, .

240.00

Allowance to Private Secretary for Chair Coolies, ?60 per annum,

288.00

....

$1,968.00

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Colonial Treasurer's Department.

Increase of Salary to 1st Clerk, at $20 per month,

240.00

Surveyor General's Department.

Additional Salary to Chinese Tracer, at $10 per month,

Gaol Department.

120.00

Increase of pay to Warden (GREY), at $20 per month,. Increase of pay to a Gaol Guard (PETER MURPHEY), $4 per month,

240.00

48.00

$288.00

Fire Brigade Department.

Salary to European Fireman at Aberdeen, at $44 per month, Salaries to 2 Chinese Firemen at Aberdeen, at $1 each per month,.........

Charitable Allowances.

Grant for the erection of New School House (BAXTER), in Gap Street,

Tai-ping-shan,

54.00

36.00

$90.00

?

515.00

Works and Buildings.

Erection of 2 Public Latrines at Aberdeen,

Roads, Streets and Bridges.

.......$ 800.00

Path along the line of the proposed new Road, (defining Military Boundaries),,$ 2,500.00

Miscellaneous Services.

Grant awarded to certain Gentlemen for their gallant conduct during the

Typhoon of September, 1874,.

250.00

His Excellency adjourns the Council at 3.15 P.M., sine die.

A. E. KENNEDY,

Governor.

Read and confirmed, this 27th Day of March, 1876.

H. ERNEST Wodehouse, Clerk of Councils.

HONGKONG.

ANNO TRICESIMO NONO

VICTORIA REGINE.

SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B., Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

No. 1 of 1876.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend the Law relating to Chinese Passenger Ships and the Conveyance of Chinese Emigrants. [27th March, 1876.]

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solidation Ordinance, 1874," it is enacted" that no Chinese "passenger ship, except ships about to proceed on a voyage of not "more than thirty days' duration within the meaning of section "VIII of this Ordinance, shall clear out or proceed to sea, and the "Emigration Officer shall not grant the certificate prescribed by

Title.

Preamble.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST APRIL, 1876.

161

Colonial Treasurer's Department.

Increase of Salary to 1st Clerk, at $20 per month,

240.00

Surveyor General's Department.

Additional Salary to Chinese Tracer, at $10 per month,

Gaol Department.

120.00

Increase of pay to Warden (GREY), at $20 per month,. Increase of pay to a Gaol Guard (PETER MURPHEY), $4 per month,

240.00

48.00

$288.00

Fire Brigade Department.

Salary to European Fireman at Aberdeen, at $44 per month, Salaries to 2 Chinese Firemen at Aberdeen, at $1 each per month,.........

Charitable Allowances.

Grant for the erection of New School House (BAXTER), in Gap Street,

Tai-ping-shan,

54.00

36.00

$90.00

?

515.00

Works and Buildings.

Erection of 2 Public Latrines at Aberdeen,

Roads, Streets and Bridges.

.......$ 800.00

Path along the line of the proposed new Road, (defining Military Boundaries),,$ 2,500.00

Miscellaneous Services.

Grant awarded to certain Gentlemen for their gallant conduct during the

Typhoon of September, 1874,.

250.00

His Excellency adjourns the Council at 3.15 P.M., sine die.

A. E. KENNEDY,

Governor.

Read and confirmed, this 27th Day of March, 1876.

H. ERNEST Wodehouse, Clerk of Councils.

HONGKONG.

ANNO TRICESIMO NONO

VICTORIA REGINE.

SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B., Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

No. 1 of 1876.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend the Law relating to Chinese Passenger Ships and the Conveyance of Chinese Emigrants. [27th March, 1876.]

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solidation Ordinance, 1874," it is enacted" that no Chinese "passenger ship, except ships about to proceed on a voyage of not "more than thirty days' duration within the meaning of section "VIII of this Ordinance, shall clear out or proceed to sea, and the "Emigration Officer shall not grant the certificate prescribed by

Title.

Preamble.

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Repealing part

Ordinance 5 of

1874.

"section IV of The Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855,' unless the

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master of such ship shall be provided with a licence under the "hand of the Governor and the public seal of the Colony to be "obtained in manner hereinafter mentioned"; and paragraph 2 "that it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council, from time to "time, to exempt from the operation of this section, any mail steamers or other vessels which are subject to the provisions "of "The Chinese Passengers Act, 1855,' provided that the "Chinese passengers proceeding in such vessels be free emigrants "and under no contract of service whatever"; and whereas it is expedient that every Chinese passenger ship should be provided with a licence, and that the fee chargeable upon such licence should be reduced, and that the law should be ainended as here- inafter provided: Be it therefore enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

I. The following portions of section V of "The Chinese Emigra- of section V of tion Consolidation Ordinance, 1874" are hereby repealed, viz. :--- Paragraph 1. The words "except ships about to proceed on a voyage of not more than thirty days' duration within "the meaning of section VIII of this Ordinance." Paragraph 2. The whole.

Reducing the fees for licences.

General licences to mail steamers, &c.

The Governor may authorise labourers and

Parapraph 3. The words "and shall also furnish the like "particulars where any exemption is applied for under

paragraph 2 of this section.'

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II. The fee payable upon the granting of a licence shall hence- forth be five dollars only; and in any reprint of the said Ordinance the said sum may be inserted in paragraph 5, section V in place of the "one hundred dollars" therein mentioned.

III. The Governor in Council may, at his discretion, grant to any mail steamer or other vessel a general licence for any period, or for

number of voyages, or for voyages to and from any specified port or ports, upon the condition that the vessel provided with such licence shall carry only free passengers under no con- tract of service whatever, except as hereinafter mentioned:

any

General licences shall be exempt from the provisions of paragraph 6 of section V aforesaid.

IV. The Governor in Council may, at his discretion, authorise any person to engage any specified number of Chinese artisans, servants to be mechanics, labourers, or servants for any person resident in any British possession, and to make contracts in writing on behalf of such resident with the persons so engaged. Every such contract shall be made in triplicate, and one part thereof shall be lodged in the office of the Colonial Secretary; and such part shall be admissible in evidence without a stamp.

engaged for persons in British possessions.

1874 not to

Any vessel provided with a general licence may carry any per- sons so engaged without thereby affecting her licence. Ordinance 5 of V. Nothing in "The Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordi- nance, 1874," shall prevent passengers natives of Asia from travel- ling in the first class cabin of any vessel which is provided with a general licence, on the same terms as passengers of other nationa- lities; or in the first or second class cabin, if the vessel carries more than two classes of passengers.

prevent Chinese

pas-

sengers from travelling in first or second cabin as other nationals.

This Ordinance incorporated with No. 5 of 1874.

Commence-

ment of Ordinance.

Such passengers are hereby exempted from the necessity of ob- taining contract passage tickets, or of submitting themselves to be mustered or inspected by any emigration officer or medical officer or other person.

Such passengers shall, however, be reckoned in calculating the number of passengers, natives of Asia, who are carried by the said vessel,

VI. This Ordinance shall be read with "The Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance, 1874," and shall be taken to be incor- porated therewith; and upon the issue of any new edition of the Ordinances, the provisions hereof may be inserted in the said Ordinance; sections III and IV hereof may be printed next after the paragraph now numbered 5 of section V of the said Ordinance, and the other paragraphs of the said section may be re-numbered. Paragraph 6 of the said section may be amended by inserting the words "except a general licence" after the word "licence."

Section V hereof may be printed section VI of the said Ordinance, and the other sections may be re-numbered.

VII. Sections IV and V shall not take effect until a day to be hereafter proclaimed by the Governor. The rest of this Ordi- nance shall take effect from the passing thereof.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 27th day of March, 1876,

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H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

Clerk of Councils.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST APRIL, 1876.

HONGKONG.

ANNO TRICESIMO NONO

VICTORIA REGINE.

SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B., Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

No. 2 of 1876.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for divesting the Registrar General of his Judicial Functions.

BE

[27th March, 1876.]

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice.

of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows :—

Title.

Ord. No. 8 of

I. So much of section XXVIII of Ordinance No. 8 of 1858 as Repealing part relates to the judicial powers of the Registrar General, is of sec. 28 of hereby repealed, that is to say, the words "before the Registrar 1858. General if a Justice of the Peace, or (if the said person shall so demand)".

II. The following sections and parts of sections of "The Con- Repealing and tagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," are hereby repealed:-

Sections V and VI,-The whole.

Section LXX,-From the word "Governor" in the third line

of the section to the end of the section.

Sections XII, XIII, XIV, XXVI, XXVII, LII, LVII, LXII, LXXI, and section XX in the third line from the end,-The words "The Registrar General." Wherever the words "The Registrar General" are repealed as aforesaid, the section shall be amended by inserting the words "a Magistrate," and shall be read as if those words had been inserted in the section originally.

amending parts of Ord. No. 10 of 1867.

III. Upon the hearing by a Magistrate of any matter arising Courts may sit under this Ordinance, or "The Contagious Diseases Ordinance, in private." 1867," or upon the hearing of an appeal from the determination of the Magistrate in any such matter, the Magistrate or the Court (as the case may be) may hear the matter in private, unless the person accused or affected desire publicity, and, in addition to all other powers, may order that all persons not directly interested in the matter be kept excluded from the place of hearing,

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IV. No proceedings under this Ordinance, or under "The Con- tagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," shall be commenced before Magistrate, except at the instance, or with the sanction, of the Attorney General or of the Registrar General.

any

No proceedings

to be taken

except with

sanction of Attorney General or Registrar General.

V. The three preceding sections of this Ordinance shall be Sections II to read with "The Contagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," and shall IV incorpo- be taken to be incorporated therewith; and upon the issue of rated with No. new edition of the Ordinances, the provisions of the said three 10 of 1867. sections may be inserted in the said Ordinance; sections III and IV hereof may be printed next after the section now numbered LXXI of the said Ordinance, and the other sections thereof may be re-numbered.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 27th day of March, 1876.

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE, Clerk of Councils.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Bill, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council, this 27th day of March, 1876, is published for general information.

By Command,

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 27th March, 1876.

Clerk of Councils.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST APRIL, 1876.

HONGKONG.

ANNO TRICESIMO NONO

VICTORIA REGINE.

SIR ARTHUR EDWARD KENNEDY, K.C.M.G., C.B., Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

No. 2 of 1876.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, for divesting the Registrar General of his Judicial Functions.

BE

[27th March, 1876.]

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice.

of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows :—

Title.

Ord. No. 8 of

I. So much of section XXVIII of Ordinance No. 8 of 1858 as Repealing part relates to the judicial powers of the Registrar General, is of sec. 28 of hereby repealed, that is to say, the words "before the Registrar 1858. General if a Justice of the Peace, or (if the said person shall so demand)".

II. The following sections and parts of sections of "The Con- Repealing and tagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," are hereby repealed:-

Sections V and VI,-The whole.

Section LXX,-From the word "Governor" in the third line

of the section to the end of the section.

Sections XII, XIII, XIV, XXVI, XXVII, LII, LVII, LXII, LXXI, and section XX in the third line from the end,-The words "The Registrar General." Wherever the words "The Registrar General" are repealed as aforesaid, the section shall be amended by inserting the words "a Magistrate," and shall be read as if those words had been inserted in the section originally.

amending parts of Ord. No. 10 of 1867.

III. Upon the hearing by a Magistrate of any matter arising Courts may sit under this Ordinance, or "The Contagious Diseases Ordinance, in private." 1867," or upon the hearing of an appeal from the determination of the Magistrate in any such matter, the Magistrate or the Court (as the case may be) may hear the matter in private, unless the person accused or affected desire publicity, and, in addition to all other powers, may order that all persons not directly interested in the matter be kept excluded from the place of hearing,

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IV. No proceedings under this Ordinance, or under "The Con- tagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," shall be commenced before Magistrate, except at the instance, or with the sanction, of the Attorney General or of the Registrar General.

any

No proceedings

to be taken

except with

sanction of Attorney General or Registrar General.

V. The three preceding sections of this Ordinance shall be Sections II to read with "The Contagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867," and shall IV incorpo- be taken to be incorporated therewith; and upon the issue of rated with No. new edition of the Ordinances, the provisions of the said three 10 of 1867. sections may be inserted in the said Ordinance; sections III and IV hereof may be printed next after the section now numbered LXXI of the said Ordinance, and the other sections thereof may be re-numbered.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 27th day of March, 1876.

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE, Clerk of Councils.

163

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Bill, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council, this 27th day of March, 1876, is published for general information.

By Command,

H. ERNEST WODEHOUSE,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 27th March, 1876.

Clerk of Councils.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST APRIL, 1876.

Title.

Preamble.

Interpretation.

Shares may be divided into shares of smaller

amount.

Special

resolution to

Memorandum

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to authorise "The China Traders' Insurance Com- pany, Limited," to sub-divide its shares.

[

, 1876.] HEREAS "The China Traders' Insurance Company, W Limited" is a Public Company duly Incorporated and Limited by shares under the provisions of the "The Companies Ordinance, 1865," and whereas the Memorandum of Association of the said Company provides that the Capital of the Company is one million of dollars divided into two hundred shares of five thousand dollars each, and whereas the whole of the said shares have been issued and the sum of fifteen hundred dollars has been paid up on each share, and whereas the said Company has found that shares of five thousand dollars each are too large for the advantageous management of the affairs of the Company, and the Company is therefore desirous of sub-dividing the existing shares into shares of smaller amount, and whereas the said Company in order to effectuate its desire has applied to the Governor to con- fer

upon it the necessary powers therefor by means of this Ordi- nance, and whereas the said Governor has consented so to do upon the terms and conditions hereinafter contained: Be it there- fore enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

I. In the interpretation of this Ordinance, the expression "The Company" shall mean "The China Traders' Insurance Company, Limited."

II. It shall be lawful for the Company by special resolution to modify the conditions contained in its Memorandum of Association so as by sub-division of its shares or any of them to divide its Capital or any part thereof into shares of any amount not less than one-third of the amount fixed by the Memorandum of As- sociation, provided that in the sub-division of the existing shares, the proportion between the amount which is paid, and the amount which is unpaid on each share of reduced amount shall be the same as it was in the case of the existing share or shares, from which the share of reduced amount is derived.

III. The Statement of the number and amount of the shares into which the Capital of the Company is divided contained be embodied in in every copy of the Memorandum of Association issued after the of Association, passing of any such special resolution, shall be in accordance with such resolution, and if the Company make default in com- plying with the provisions of this section, it shall incur a penalty not exceeding five dollars for each copy in respect of which such default is made, and every Director, Manager and Secretary of the Company who knowingly or wilfuly authorises or permits such default shall incur the like penalty.

IV. This Ordinance shall come into force on such day as shall be hereafter fixed by proclamation under the hand of the Governor.

No 63.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

  The following copy of an Order of the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council with the Pro- clamation approved therein, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1876.

AT THE COURT AT WINDSOR,

The 27th day of November 1875. PRESENT:

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

  WHEREAS there was this day read at the Board the draft of a Proclamation revising the rate at which the Mexican dollar and other coins referred to therein shall be issued in payments to Her Ma- jesty's Land and Naval forces in Her Majesty's Island of Hongkong and its dependencies, and else- where upon the China station, and for Her Majesty's Diplomatic, Consular, and other Imperial services at the various ports of China and Japan; Her Majesty, having taken the same into consideration, was pleased, by the advice of Her Majesty's Privy Council, to approve thereof, and to order, and it is hereby ordered, that the Proclamation approved this day do take effect and come into force on the day on which it shall be promulgated in Her Majesty's said Island of Hongkong by the Governor or Officer administering the Government thereof.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST APRIL, 1876.

Title.

Preamble.

Interpretation.

Shares may be divided into shares of smaller

amount.

Special

resolution to

Memorandum

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to authorise "The China Traders' Insurance Com- pany, Limited," to sub-divide its shares.

[

, 1876.] HEREAS "The China Traders' Insurance Company, W Limited" is a Public Company duly Incorporated and Limited by shares under the provisions of the "The Companies Ordinance, 1865," and whereas the Memorandum of Association of the said Compa