Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1878

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 1.

No. 1.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 5TH JANUARY, 1878.

 




GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. XXIV.

It is hereby notified that, for the current year, the monopoly of Slaughtering Cattle in Hongkong and its dependencies, is granted to HAU-LEUNG-TSUN of the TSHAP WO TONG, No. 160, Hollywood Road. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

No. 2.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Captain T. C. DEMPSTER of H. M. 28th Regiment, to be Acting Superintendent of Victoria Gaol, vice Captain DUCAT, resigned.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 3rd January, 1878.

No. 3.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Notice is hereby given, that at Noon on Monday, the 14th instant, the Privilege of Farming the Quarry in Kowloon, during the year 1878, will be put up to Public Auction at the Government Offices. 1. The Monopoly shall begin on the 21st of January, 1878, and terminate on the 31st of December of the same year.

      2. The highest bidder above the upset price shall be recommended to His Excellency The Governor as the purchaser, but His Excellency reserves the right of not accepting the highest bid. If any dispute arise, the Monopoly may be put up again at a former bidding.

3. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $50.

      4. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the purchaser shall sign a Memorandum of Agree- ment for completing the purchase according to these conditions, and shall on the same day give security of two householders, approved by the Government, each to the amount of one-twelfth of the total annual premium for the due fulfilment of the contract, if approved by His Excellency the Governor.

      5. The Monthly Premium shall be paid into the Colonial Treasury upon the Twenty-first day of each month.

      6. Persons desirous of bidding at this Auction are directed to call at the Surveyor General's Office, where further particulars may be obtained.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

No. 4.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that the Hongkong Quarry Farm for the current year is let to LEE-A-TU of No. 5, SHUI-TSING-WAN, Shau-ki W?n.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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No. 5.

the hongkong gOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH JANUARY, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1878.

Government of Queensland.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

SHOAL, TRINITY BAY.

Captain Saunders, of the S.S. Alexandra, reports having found a shoal in Trinity Bay with not more than 9 feet of water over it at low water. This danger is composed of sand and broken coral, is small in extent, and lies in the following approximate position:-

Island Point, nearly in line with a remarkable peaked mountain..... Round Hill

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

G. P. HEATH,

Commander, R.N., Portmaster.

Department of Ports and Harbours, Brisbane, 16th November, 1877.

Government of India.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE, AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 24.)

ENGLISH CHANNEL-DUNGENESS TO DOVER.

Night Signals Shown by British Pilot Vessels.

The Trinity House, London, has given notice, that on and after the 1st December 1877, the Pilot-cutters cruising between Dungeness and Dover, with Pilots for London on board, will exhibit, in addition to the white mast-head light, two flare lights in quick succession, every fifteen minutes.

These flare lights will distinguish such Pilot-cutters from Foreign Pilot boats in the vicinity.

By Direction of the Government of India,

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr. (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 7th December 1877.

This Notice affects the Admiralty Channel Pilot, Part I, page 227.

NOTICE TO MARINERS. DIRECTIONS FOR KURRACHEE HARBOUR.

Latitude of Light-house on Manora Point..

Longitude...

New Revolving Light.

.24° 47′ 21′′ N. .66° 58′ 15′′ E.

     The present light is a revolving white light of the first order, elevated 150 feet above the level of the sea, showing a bright flash every two minutes, visible in clear weather

High water, full and change. Average rise and fall-Spring tides.

Tides.

.20 Miles.

.10 h.

9 feet

30 m.

6 inches.

Do.

do.

-Neap tides.

3 to 4 feet.

Depth of Water in Entrance Channel, at High Water.

Spring tides Neap tides

29 feet.

24 to 25 feet.

Draught of Vessels Entering or Leaving Port.

Vessels with a draught not exceeding 22 feet can now enter and leave the Port without difficulty or delay during all seasons of the year.

During the fair season, from October to 15th May, Vessels with a draught not exceeding 24 feet can enter and leave the Harbour.

Fixed Moorings are placed for Vessels of the largest class.

Time of Tide for Entering Port.

Sailing Vessels should enter Port on the ebb-tide.

Steamers can enter either flood or ebb at the Pilot's discretion.

Masters of Ships should not on any account attempt to enter the Harbour without a Pilot.

Harbour Improvements.

Among the extensive works executed, a Breakwater has been built, running out from Manora Point in a S. by E. ection, to a distance of 1,500 feet into 5 fathoms of water. This affords complete shelter to the entrance channel during South-West Monsoon; also a channel has been opened through the Bar with a depth of 20 feet at low water spring tides, feet in breadth. The entrance is marked by buoys, one on either side of the channel.

OTE. A Mail Steamer arriving off the Port at night should burn two blue lights in quick succession; during the fair season a Pilot will at once but during the monsoon she must keep off the Port until daylight.

Red Light is exhibited at the extreme end of the Breakwater during the fair season only.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH JANUARY, 1878.

Approaching the Port.

COAST OF SIND.

Indus Banks.

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     The Coast of Sind should be approached with great caution; too much attention cannot be paid to the lead, more especially in passing the banks of the Indus, which are extending considerably to seaward.

By recent Survey,* the edge of the shoal water is 31?2 miles to seaward of the former position. It is now in-

Latitude ... Longitude

..24° 4′ 20′′ N. 67° 11′ 50′′ E.

     By night, a Vessel should give the banks a berth of 15 to 20 miles, and if after passing the "Swatch," she does not get less than 18 to 20 fathoms, she may haul to the Northward, not coming into less than 15 fathoms until the Kurrachee Light

is seen.

By day, the breakers on the edge of the banks are a good guide, unless the water is quite smooth; but it is hardly possible for a Vessel to run ashore by day on account of the marked discoloration of the water, which extends some distance outside the banks.

The tides during the springs are strong, the flood sets to the S. E., and the ebb to the N. W.

     From February to end of Monsoon a strong South-Easterly current may be expected, running at a rate of from 15 to 45 miles a day.

     During the South-West Monsoon, Vessels should make Ras Mauri (Cape Monze), which is 18 miles W. N. from Manora Light-House, and keep to windward of the Port if the weather is thick, or if the tide does not suit for entering the Harbour. Allowance must also be made for a strong set to the South-East, which prevails more or less during the South- West Monsoon.

   Do not bring Manora Point to the Southward of E. by N., or go under 15 fathoms near Cape Monze. Masters of Ships should endeavour to make the Port at daylight, and can with safety approach into 8 fathoms to about 2 miles distance from the Light-House, keeping it on any bearing from N.E. to N.N.E., and heave to for a Pilot.

Anchorage in the Roads.

     From June to the middle of September, Ships should not on any account anchor, but stand off and on, keeping the Light-house bearing from N.N.E. to N.E.,-1 to 2 miles distance-until boarded by a Pilot, or directed by signal.

September to end of March.

Anchorage-Light-house N. by E. to N.N.E.,-distance one mile, 7 fathoms.

April and May.

Anchorage-Light-house N.N.E. to N.E.,-distance half a mile, 8 fathoms. Master Attendant's Office, Kurrachee, 31st August 1877.

(Signed) GEORGE C. PARKER, Lieut., I.N.,

Master Attendant, Kurrachee.

JOHN A. M. MACDONALD, Col.,

Secretary to Government.

Bombay Castle, 20th November 1877.

* In March, 1877, by Lieutenant Stiffe, I.N.

      NOTE. Sinces 1851, the Ships " Admiral Boxer" and "John Starr" have been totally lost on or near the Banks of the Indus, and the Ships "Thomas Campbell," " Auguta," "Diadem," and the Steamer" Pioneer” have grounded on them, but eventually floated off.

Two large Troop Ships have also in the same period touched on them.

Also these casualties were principally owing to not making allowance for a strong set to S.E. and not using the lead.

No. 266.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     It is hereby notified that, in accordance with "The Rating Ordinance, 1875," His Excellency the Governor, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the Year 1878, at Seven-and-three-quarters per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria, and at Five per cent for Houses in British Kowloon and the outlying Villages of the Colony; and the Lighting Rate at One-and-a-half per cent, the Fire Brigade Rate at Three-quarters per cent, and the Water Rate at Two per cent per annum, for Houses in the City of Victoria.

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

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th December, 1877.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

     Notice is hereby given, that the Crown Rents for the half-year ending 25th December, 18 should be paid into the Treasury on or before the 15th January, 1878.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 28th December, 1877.

CECIL C. SMITH.

Colonial Trea

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH JANUARY, 1878.

Approaching the Port.

COAST OF SIND.

Indus Banks.

3

     The Coast of Sind should be approached with great caution; too much attention cannot be paid to the lead, more especially in passing the banks of the Indus, which are extending considerably to seaward.

By recent Survey,* the edge of the shoal water is 31?2 miles to seaward of the former position. It is now in-

Latitude ... Longitude

..24° 4′ 20′′ N. 67° 11′ 50′′ E.

     By night, a Vessel should give the banks a berth of 15 to 20 miles, and if after passing the "Swatch," she does not get less than 18 to 20 fathoms, she may haul to the Northward, not coming into less than 15 fathoms until the Kurrachee Light

is seen.

By day, the breakers on the edge of the banks are a good guide, unless the water is quite smooth; but it is hardly possible for a Vessel to run ashore by day on account of the marked discoloration of the water, which extends some distance outside the banks.

The tides during the springs are strong, the flood sets to the S. E., and the ebb to the N. W.

     From February to end of Monsoon a strong South-Easterly current may be expected, running at a rate of from 15 to 45 miles a day.

     During the South-West Monsoon, Vessels should make Ras Mauri (Cape Monze), which is 18 miles W. N. from Manora Light-House, and keep to windward of the Port if the weather is thick, or if the tide does not suit for entering the Harbour. Allowance must also be made for a strong set to the South-East, which prevails more or less during the South- West Monsoon.

   Do not bring Manora Point to the Southward of E. by N., or go under 15 fathoms near Cape Monze. Masters of Ships should endeavour to make the Port at daylight, and can with safety approach into 8 fathoms to about 2 miles distance from the Light-House, keeping it on any bearing from N.E. to N.N.E., and heave to for a Pilot.

Anchorage in the Roads.

     From June to the middle of September, Ships should not on any account anchor, but stand off and on, keeping the Light-house bearing from N.N.E. to N.E.,-1 to 2 miles distance-until boarded by a Pilot, or directed by signal.

September to end of March.

Anchorage-Light-house N. by E. to N.N.E.,-distance one mile, 7 fathoms.

April and May.

Anchorage-Light-house N.N.E. to N.E.,-distance half a mile, 8 fathoms. Master Attendant's Office, Kurrachee, 31st August 1877.

(Signed) GEORGE C. PARKER, Lieut., I.N.,

Master Attendant, Kurrachee.

JOHN A. M. MACDONALD, Col.,

Secretary to Government.

Bombay Castle, 20th November 1877.

* In March, 1877, by Lieutenant Stiffe, I.N.

      NOTE. Sinces 1851, the Ships " Admiral Boxer" and "John Starr" have been totally lost on or near the Banks of the Indus, and the Ships "Thomas Campbell," " Auguta," "Diadem," and the Steamer" Pioneer” have grounded on them, but eventually floated off.

Two large Troop Ships have also in the same period touched on them.

Also these casualties were principally owing to not making allowance for a strong set to S.E. and not using the lead.

No. 266.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     It is hereby notified that, in accordance with "The Rating Ordinance, 1875," His Excellency the Governor, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the Year 1878, at Seven-and-three-quarters per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria, and at Five per cent for Houses in British Kowloon and the outlying Villages of the Colony; and the Lighting Rate at One-and-a-half per cent, the Fire Brigade Rate at Three-quarters per cent, and the Water Rate at Two per cent per annum, for Houses in the City of Victoria.

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

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th December, 1877.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

     Notice is hereby given, that the Crown Rents for the half-year ending 25th December, 18 should be paid into the Treasury on or before the 15th January, 1878.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 28th December, 1877.

CECIL C. SMITH.

Colonial Trea

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH JANUARY, 1878.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Correspondence for the West Indies (except those belonging to the Postal Union, the Bahamas, and Hayti), for Costa Rica, Honduras, Monte Video, New Granada, Paraguay, and Uruguay can no longer be sent vi? San Francisco.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 27th December, 1877.

Letters. Papers.

A-Cum

2

Campbell,

A-Lock

Algudo,

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 4th January, 1878.

William

Colla?o, Candido 1

Goetz, Andr?

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Middleton, J. T. 1 Macpherson, 3 22

Gordon

Markham, C. W. 1 regd.

Robinson, Wm. 1 Robertson,

ALFRED LISTER,

Postmaster General.

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METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT

THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

THE HONGKONG

GOVERNMENT

GAZETTE, 5TH JANUARY, 1878.

5

1877-78.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

THERMOMETER.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

CAPE D'AGULLAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

POLICE STATION, GAP. HEIGHT 1,300 FEET.

THERMOMETER.

DAY AND

BARO-

WEA- BARO-

WINDS

Ο ΤΟ 12.

HOUR.

DATE.

METER

THER. METER

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet.

Saturday, 9 30.25 60.5

29th Noon

Dec.

'

3

:

::

60.0 59.0 c.m. 30.17 65.0 65.5 60.0 65.0 62.0 c.m. 30.12 65.0

:

:

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct.

30.10 64.0|

Force.

RAIN FALL.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

THERMOMETER.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

THER.

THERMOMETER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. | Force.

BARO-

In inches during previous METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

WEA-BARO-| THER. METER

24 hours.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

THERMOMETER.

WI DS

0 10 12.

WEA-

Attd. Max. Min. | Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

RAIN FALL

In inches

THER. during previous

24 hours.

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1878.

1st

January.

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3

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distance unusually visible . wet (dew). STATE OF WEATHER:-b. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain; f. foggy; g. gloomy; h. hail; 7. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o. overcast; p. passing showers; 9. squally; 7. rain; s. snow; t. thunder; u. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility. Objects at a NOTE:-A bar ( ? ) under any letter augments its signification, thus f, very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

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012345CNQ-H2

Figures

to denote

Illustrations of the power of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned Man-of-War or First-class Clipper Ship.

Kate of the Wind

per Hour in Miles.

the Force

of the

Wind.

Calm

Light Air

Light Bracze

Gentle Breeze Moderate Breeze. Fresh Breeze

9

10

11

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Strong Breeze

Moderate Gale.. Fresh Gale

Strong Gale....

12

Whole Gale..

Storm.... Hurricane..

Just sufficient to give steerage way With which the above Ship with all sail set and clean full would go in smooth

water.

0 to 2

3 10

1 to 2 knots

3 to 4

(5 to 6

15

16

20

21

25

Royals, &c.

30

Single Reefs and T. G. Sails.

36

37

44

Triple Reefs, &c..

45 52

Close Reefs and Courses

53 60

61

69

70

80

above 80

full and by In which she could just carry in chase, Double Reefs and Jib, &c.

In which she could just bear close-reefed Main Topsail and reefed Foresail Under Storm Staysail ....

Bare Poles...

Figures

to denote

the Force

of the

Description of Wind.

Wind,

}

1

70

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 12TH JANUARY, 1878.

[L.S.] J. POPE HENNESSY.

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VOL. XXIV.

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GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Given at Government House, Hongkong, this 11th Day of January, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

is

    The following Letter from the Inspector of Schools, enclosing turn of the Results of the First Examination under the amended Grant-in-Aid Scheme, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th January, 1878.

[No. 3.]

J. GARLINER AUSTIN,

Coloniai Secretary.

HONGKONG, 7th January, 1878.

     SIR, I have the honour to enclose a Return of the results of the first examination under the amended Grant-in-Aid Scheme. I regret to find that the total grant exceeds the sum on the Estimates by $252.90; but, in future, it will be possible to gauge with more precision the operation of the recent changes. The number of scholars presented amounted to 459, as against 390 in 1876; and the passes amounted to 86 per cent, as against 77 per cent in the previous year.

The Reverend Dr. EITEL was Assistant Examiner in the three Hakka Schools belonging to the Basel Mission. Lady SMALE, Mrs. PHILLIPPO, Mrs. REMEDIOS, Mrs. EITEL and Mrs. HUTCHINSON kindly examined the needle-work.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.,

Colonial Secretary, &c.,

&c.

FREDERICK STEWART, Inspector of Schools.

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Given at Government House, Hongkong, this 11th Day of January, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

is

    The following Letter from the Inspector of Schools, enclosing turn of the Results of the First Examination under the amended Grant-in-Aid Scheme, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th January, 1878.

[No. 3.]

J. GARLINER AUSTIN,

Coloniai Secretary.

HONGKONG, 7th January, 1878.

     SIR, I have the honour to enclose a Return of the results of the first examination under the amended Grant-in-Aid Scheme. I regret to find that the total grant exceeds the sum on the Estimates by $252.90; but, in future, it will be possible to gauge with more precision the operation of the recent changes. The number of scholars presented amounted to 459, as against 390 in 1876; and the passes amounted to 86 per cent, as against 77 per cent in the previous year.

The Reverend Dr. EITEL was Assistant Examiner in the three Hakka Schools belonging to the Basel Mission. Lady SMALE, Mrs. PHILLIPPO, Mrs. REMEDIOS, Mrs. EITEL and Mrs. HUTCHINSON kindly examined the needle-work.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.,

Colonial Secretary, &c.,

&c.

FREDERICK STEWART, Inspector of Schools.

NATION OF THE GRANT-IN-AID SCHOOLS IN 1877.

RESULTS OF THE EXAMI

SCHOLARS WHO

8

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH JANUARY, 1878.

NAME OF SCHOOL.

1. Baxter School, Sai Ying-p'?n,

1 1

30

2. Baxter School, Staunton Street,..

36

13

74 1

...

3 2

2 2

3. Baxter School, T'?i-p'ing Sh?n,

32 14 9 1

1

3 2 1

"

1 1 1

4. London Mission School, T'ai-p'ing Sh?n,. 5. London Mission School, W?ntsai,

49

7

8 16

7

6

""

1

1 18 3

...

21

1

5 9

1

...

""

1

35

6. St. Stephen's School, Sai Ying-p'?n,. 7. St. Stephen's School, T'?i-p'ing Sh?n,.

37

7 14 12 2

52

62

""

10

8. Basel Mission Boys' School,

III

16

9 1

:

9. Basel Mission Girls' School,

99

46 12

:

:

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...

:

...

?

35 11 56

11 17 11 6 5

7 3 6 34 6

LO

2

...

6

2

1 3

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2

1

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2

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I 34 17 10

4

1

:

:

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1

:

Class of School.

No. of Scholars

Presented.

Standard I.

Standard II.

Standard III.

Standard IV.

Standard V.

Standard VI,

Standard I.

Sadard II.

Standard III.

Standard IV.

Standard V.

Standard VI.

Total Passed.

Total Failed.

NO. OF SCHOLARS WHO

PASSED.

No. OF FAILED.

tendance during School Year.

Average Daily At-

& da o Standard I.

70

8 ∞ ∞ #8 Standard II.

30

32 2 42

6 47 65

25 7 46

54 7 8

46 3 67 35 48 112 56

54 20

36 21

22 23

30

29

...

:

:

:

:

45

26

46

67

3 5 5 3 A

42 28

8

00

28

26 27

42

27

20

4419.50 1

47

*

*

~*

: *

$

Standard III.

Standard IV,

Standard V.

SUMS TO WHICH THE SCHOOL IS ENTITLED.

Needle-work.

Standard VI.

Very

good.

Good.

Fair.

Average Daily Attendance.

Assistant Exami-

ner's Fee.

To Teacher.

To Manager.

GRANT-IN-

AID.

TOTAL

GRANT.

REMARKS.

?

$

69.75 209.25

279.00

75.38 226.12

301.50

60.50 181.50

...

242.00

98.00 294.00

392.00

26

63

8

39.25 117.75

157.00

2 45

35

84

84 16

...

66.00 198.00

264.00

10 75

55 102

77

48

45

20

75

...

105.50 316,50

422.00

6 41

54 7

...

41

15

25.50 76.50

117.00

72 49 24 54 30 48 42 81.50

4

56

15

102.62 307.88

425.50

14 1

21

...

84

21

15

26.25 78.75'

...

...

...

120.00

10. Basel Mission School, Sh?u-k? W?n, .

15

14

1

>>

:

...

:

:

11. Diocesan Home and Orphanage,..

IV

30

9

6. 5 4 2 ...

2

12. St. Paul's College School,

40

14 8

10 11

1

3

...

S

13. Victoria Boys' School,

14. Victoria Girls' School,

12

1 1

3 2

2

...

>>

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26

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38 43.20 38.40 40.00 38.40 22.40

43

Θε

74

84

64 100 132

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...

9.60 2.40 1.60 30.40

56.60 169.80

226.40 Calculated on 160

attendances=four-

...

:

74

113.50 340.50

454.00

fifths values.

9

00

21

6

8 | 30 24 28

:

21

29.25 87.75

117.00

19

2

25

:

18 32 60 36 28 16

14 4.50 2 25

58.88 176.62 235.50

21

3 4

6

Co

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2

1 1

:

>>

TOTAL GRANT,.

..$3,752.90

FREDERICK STEWART,

Inspector of Schools.

No. 7.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12 JANUARY, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Notice is hereby given, that His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to recognize FRANCIS BULKLEY JOHNSON, Esquire, as administering the affairs of the Hawaiian Consulate General, during the absence of the Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK from the Colony.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th January, 1878.

No. 8.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

       The following Return, received from Mr. HENRY DICKIE, of the quantity of Spirits distilled at the China Sugar Refinery, is published for general information.

Spirits manufactured during the quarter ending 10th January, 1878,.......................

By Command,

Gallons. 1,873

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th January, 1878.

No. 9.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that after the 16th instant and pending repairs to the Public Tank on Bonham Road, the houses and hydrants in the undernamed Streets will be applied with water only between the hours of 4 and 6 P.M.: Hollywood Road, Lyndhurst Terrace, Wellingen Street, D'Aguilar Street, Gage Street, Stanley Street, Gough Street, Upper and Lower Lascar Row and Square Street. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th January, 1878.

No. 10.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

       The following Hydrographic Notice, received from the Admiralty, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

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. 18. ]

CHINA SEA DIRECTORY VOL. I.

NOTICE NO. 13.

SINGAPORE STRAIT.

The following information relating to a shoal in the western part of Singapore strait is by Navigating Lieutenant J. W. McFarlane, H.M.S. Growler, 1877.*

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 1° 30′ Easterly in 1877.]

Ajax Shoal, on which the steam vessel of that name touched in 1877, lies on the north side of Salat Sinki, one mile S.E. by E. E. from the Sultan shoal beacon; this shoal, composed of coral with sharp pinnacles, is about half a cable in extent N.E. by N. and S. W. by S., and has on its south-west extremity a depth of 19 feet, at low water, spring tides.

       The following bearings were taken from the Growler whilst at anchor in 5 fathoms, on the shoal: viz:-Sultan shoal beacon, N.W. by W. W.; Raffles lighthouse, S.E. E.; and Tan jong Bolus, W. by N.

       A nun buoy, painted red, has been placed by the Master Attendant at Singapore, on the centre of Ajax shoal; this buoy should be given a berth of 2 cables when passing it, on either side.

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 19th July 1877.

         * See Admiralty Charts:-Indian ocean, No. 748 b; Indian ocean, general, No. 2483; China sea, southern portion, No. 2660 a; Malacca strait, sheet 2, No. 1355; Singapore Main strait, No. 2404; anu ngapore strait, No. 2403: Also China Sea Directory, vol. 1, 1867, pages 290 and 292.

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No. 11.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH JANUARY, 1878.

GGVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th January, 1878.

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. 88.]

EASTERN ARCHIPELAGO-JAVA. SUNDA STRAIT.

Revolving Light on First Point, Princes Channel.

With reference to Notice to Mariners, No. 12, of 20th January 1877, on the intended exhibition of a light on First point (Java head), Princes channel, Sunda strait:-

The Netherlands Government has given further Notice, that the light was exhibited on 16th June 1877.

The light is a revolving white light, showing two flashes every minute, each flash being of six seconds duration, followed by an eclipse of twenty-four seconds, elevated 315 feet above the level of the sea, and should be visible in clear weather from a distance of 25 miles.

The lighthouse, built of stone, is painted white.

The illuminating apparatus is catadioptric, or by reflectors and lenses of the first order. Position, lat. 6° 44′ S., long. 105° 11′ 30′′ E.

By Command of their Lordships,

FREDK. J. EVANS,

Hydrographer.

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 16th July 1877.

    This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Indian Ocean, No. 748 a; Eastern Archipelago, No. 941 a'; Tyingkokh bay to Sunda strait No. 2671; and Sunda strait, No. 2056: Also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, &c., 1877, page 18; and Seaman's Guide round Java, 1852 page 4.

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,

                            See Instructions, Navigation and Pilotage, p. 172. or otherwise in the page, of the Sailing Directions to which it relates.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 103.)

CHINA-EAST COAST. HAI-TAN STRAIT-SOUTH ENTRANCE.

(1) Position of Sedan Rock.

The following particulars relative to Sedan rock, south entrance Hai-tan strait, have been received from Commander R. H. Napier, H.M. Surveying vessel Nassau (1877) :-

Sedan rock is of small extent, with 8 feet water over it, steep to, having 11 to 13 fathoms close around, and lies N. 37° E., distant one mile from the position originally assigned to it (1874).

From the shoalest part, Red Yit island summit is just open northward of the north extreme of Double Yit island, bearing N.; and Chim island summit is in line with the eastern extreme of the reef lying 3 cables westward of Bent island, bearing N. by W. W.

W.

FORMOSA STRAIT.

(2) Sunken Rocks near Turnabout Island.

Also, with reference to Notice to Mariners, No. 35, of 27th March 1876, on the existence of a sunken rock, on which the Peninsular and Oriental Company's steam vessel Sunda struck in September 1875, and which was reported as being distant from one mile, to one and a half miles, North of Turnabout island:-

   A close examination made by the Nassau of the reported locality, resulted in finding no trace of a rock in the position assigned; the depths everywhere being from 20 to 25 fathoms, mud.

   A sunken rock was however found nearer Turnabout island:--this danger (Sunda rock), drying 3 feet at low water spring tides, bears North from the northern extremity of Turnabout island, distant 3 cables, with foul ground inside.

Also, a rock, awash at low water spring tides, was found lying South of the south point of Turnabout island, distant 13 cables.

NOTE. Vessels navigating in this vicinity should not approach Turnabout island within three quarters of a mile. The lighthouse keepers on Turnabout island report that several steam vessels have been hazarded, by rounding the South point of the island too closely.

[The Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 1° Westerly in 1877.]

By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 15th August 1877.

FRED?. J. EVANS,

Hydrographer.

   This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Formosa and Japan, islands between, No. 2412; Formosa island and strait, No. 1968; port Matheson to Ragged point, No. 1761; and Hai-tan strait, No. 1985: Also, China Sea Directc:, Vol. III., 1874, pages 190 and 196.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2TH JANUARY, 1878.

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

NOTICE TO MARINERS. (No. 105.)

CHINA. FORMOSA-NORTH COAST.

Position of Audacious Rock.

- With reference to Notice to Mariners, No. 157, of 6th December 1876, on the position of Audacious rock, near the entrance of Ke-lung harbour:-

     The following additional information, the result of further examination of the locality, by Captain B. W. Bax, H.M. Surveying vessel Sylvia, has been received :-

Audacious rock is a small pinnacle, with 21 feet over it, and 10 fathoms at the distance of 50 yards in all directions. From the shoalest part, the islet, 100 feet high, adjacent to the west side of Ke-lung island, bears E. 3 S., distant 1 miles; and the second peak west of Image point (293 feet high), S. by W. W., distant 24 miles.

Clearing Marks.-Petou point, just overlapping the south point of Ke-lung island, bearing S.E. by E. E., leads about 2 cables north-estward of Audacious rock. The summit of the distant range of hills (southward of Ke-lung town) in line with the Saddle between the first and second peaks west of Image point, bearing S. W., leads about 2 cables westward of Audacious rock in 15 fathoms water.

[The Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 1° Westerly in 1877.]

By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 15th August 1877.

FREDK. J. EVANS,

Hydrographer.

       This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Formosa island and strait, No. 1968 and Ke-lung harbour, No. 2618: Also, China Sea Directory, Vol. III., 1874, pages 252 and 253.

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 Dir ctions to which it relates. See Instructions, Navigation and Pilotage, p. 172.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 108.)

JAPAN-YEZO ISLAND.

Alteration i Position of Cape Noyshap Light.

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      The Japanese Government has given Notice, hat on 15th May 1877, a light was exhibited from a lighthouse erected on the eastern extreme of cape Noyshap, the easternmost point of Yezo island; instead of from a beacon as formerly:

      The light is a fixed white light of the fifth order, elevated 74 feet above the sea, and should be visible from seaward in clear weather, through an arc of 282°, or between the bearings of N. 2940 E. and S. 724° E., from a distance of about 10 miles.

The lighthouse, constructed of wood, is 35 feet high, hexagonal, and painted white.

This light will be exhibited from the 1st April to the 15th December; for the remainder of the year it will not be shown. Also, that on 15th May 1877, the Beacon light was discontinued, and the spherical wooden cage that surmounted the beacon removed.

[The Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 2° Westerly in 1877.]

By Command of their Lordships,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 17th August 1877..

FREDK. J. EVANS,

Hydrographer.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Kuril island, No. 2405: Also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, Japan, &c., 1877, No. 217 c and China Sea Directory, Vol. IV. 1873, page 345.

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Government of New Zealand.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

LIGHTS ON PORTLAND ISLAND, CENTRE ISLAND, AND PUYSEGUR POINT.

PRELIMINARY NOTICE.

Customs Department (Marine Branch), Wellington, 22nd October, 1877.

Notice is hereby given, that Lighthouses are now in the course of erection at Portland Island, Centre Island, and Puy- segur Point. It is anticipated that Portland Island Light will be ready for exhibition early in 1878, Centre Island and Puy- segur Point a few months later. The following is a description of the lights that will be exhibited :-

Portland Island Lighthouse

Is situated on the southern extremity of Portland Island, which lies off the southern end of the Mahia Peninsula, Hawke's Bay, on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The Light will be a Second-Order Revolving White Light, visible all round seaward. It will attain its greatest brilliancy every thirty seconds. From the lower part of the tower a Fixed Red Light, having an arc of about 6o, will be shown over Bull Rock, which bears N. E. from the lighthouse distant four miles.

Centre Island Lighthouse

Is situated on the Island of that name in Foveaux Strait. The Light will be a First-Order Fixed Light, showing white from the bearing (from ship) of about W. by N. 3 N. round over a southern arc of 1970, to the bearing of about E. & S., and red over certain inshore dangers. Particulars of the bearings of the red arcs will be given in a future notice.

Puysegur Point Lighthouse

Is situated on the Point of that name, at the south-western extremity of the Middle Island of New Zealand. The Light will be a First-Order Flashing White Light, visible all round seaward, and will show a flash every ten seconds.

Due notice will be given of the exact date when these lights will be first exhibited.

G. GREY.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH JANUARY, 1878.

ERRATUM.

In Government Notification No. 4 of the 5th instant, for LEE-A-TUK read LEE-A-FUK.

No. 3.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that at Noon on Monday, the 14th instant, the Privilege of Farining the Quarry in Kowloon, during the year 1878, will be put up to Public Auction at the Government Offices. 1. The Monopoly shall begin on the 21st of January, 1878, and terminate on the 31st of December of the same year.

    2. The highest bidder above the upset price shall be recommended to His Excellency The Governor as the purchaser, but His Excellency reserves the right of not accepting the highest bid. If any dispute arise, the Monopoly may be put up again at a former bidding.

3. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $50.

4. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the purchaser shall sign a Memorandum of Agree- ment for completing the purchase according to these conditions, and shall on the same day give security of two householders, approved by the Government, each to the amount of one-twelfth of the total annual premium for the due fulfilment of the contract, if approved by His Excellency the Governor.

5. The Monthly Premium shall be paid into the Colonial Treasury upon the Twenty-first day of

each month.

    6. Persons desirous of bidding at this Auction are directed to call at the Surveyor General's Office, where further particulars may be obtained.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 266.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    It is hereby notified that, in accordance with "The Rating Ordinance, 1875," His Excellency the Governor, and with the advice of the Executive Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the Year 1878, at Seven-and-three-quarters per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria, and at Five per cent for Houses in British Kowloon and the outlying Villages of the Colony; and the Lighting Rate at One-and-a-half per cent, the Fire Brigade Rate at Three-quarters per cent, and the Water Rate at Two per cent per annum, for Houses in the City of Victoria.

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

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th December, 1877.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given, that the Crown Rents for the half-year ending 25th December, 1877, should be paid into the Treasury on or before the 15th January, 1878.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 28th December, 1877.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Colonial Treasurer.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

   Correspondence for the West Indies (except those belonging to the Postal Union, the Bahamas, and Hayti), for Costa Rica, Honduras, Monte Video, New Granada, Paraguay, and Uruguay can no longer be sent vi? San Francisco.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 27th December, 1877.

ALFRED LISTER,

Postmaster General.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH JANUARY, 1878.

ERRATUM.

In Government Notification No. 4 of the 5th instant, for LEE-A-TUK read LEE-A-FUK.

No. 3.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that at Noon on Monday, the 14th instant, the Privilege of Farining the Quarry in Kowloon, during the year 1878, will be put up to Public Auction at the Government Offices. 1. The Monopoly shall begin on the 21st of January, 1878, and terminate on the 31st of December of the same year.

    2. The highest bidder above the upset price shall be recommended to His Excellency The Governor as the purchaser, but His Excellency reserves the right of not accepting the highest bid. If any dispute arise, the Monopoly may be put up again at a former bidding.

3. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $50.

4. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the purchaser shall sign a Memorandum of Agree- ment for completing the purchase according to these conditions, and shall on the same day give security of two householders, approved by the Government, each to the amount of one-twelfth of the total annual premium for the due fulfilment of the contract, if approved by His Excellency the Governor.

5. The Monthly Premium shall be paid into the Colonial Treasury upon the Twenty-first day of

each month.

    6. Persons desirous of bidding at this Auction are directed to call at the Surveyor General's Office, where further particulars may be obtained.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 266.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    It is hereby notified that, in accordance with "The Rating Ordinance, 1875," His Excellency the Governor, and with the advice of the Executive Council, has fixed the Police Rate for the Year 1878, at Seven-and-three-quarters per cent for Houses in the City of Victoria, and at Five per cent for Houses in British Kowloon and the outlying Villages of the Colony; and the Lighting Rate at One-and-a-half per cent, the Fire Brigade Rate at Three-quarters per cent, and the Water Rate at Two per cent per annum, for Houses in the City of Victoria.

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

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th December, 1877.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given, that the Crown Rents for the half-year ending 25th December, 1877, should be paid into the Treasury on or before the 15th January, 1878.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 28th December, 1877.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Colonial Treasurer.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

   Correspondence for the West Indies (except those belonging to the Postal Union, the Bahamas, and Hayti), for Costa Rica, Honduras, Monte Video, New Granada, Paraguay, and Uruguay can no longer be sent vi? San Francisco.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 27th December, 1877.

ALFRED LISTER,

Postmaster General.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH JANUARY, 1878.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

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1

Potts, Ralph, Carpenter, Bangkok,

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Campbell, Allie, Newburgh, Ohio, U.S.A.,

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1

1

1

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Dennison, A. G., City of Tokio,

Savio, Pietro, Hongkong,

1

Fearon, Robert, New York,

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1

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1

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1

Hedland, J. A., 45, St. George's Street, London,

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1

W. B. M., Post Office, Hereford,

1

Watson, James, 54, Sacramento Street, San Francisco,.

1

1

Wauchope, Geo., Nagasaki,

1

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14

THE

HONGKONG GOVERNMENT

GAZETTE,

12TH JANUARY,

1878.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

POLICE STATION, GAP. HEIGHT 1,300 FEET.

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

DAY AND

HOUR.

DATE.

BARO-

METER

WEA- BARO-1

THER, METER |

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet.

Saturday,

5th

January.

9

30.21 | 53.5 53.0 50.5. c. Noon | 30.16 | 54.0 55.5 50.0 54.0|| 52.0 c. 3 30.10 55.0

:

:

55.0 53.0 0.m.

::

53.5 51.5 NE 30.02 58.0' 55.0 47.0 55.5 54.0 NE 29 97 58.0

WINDS

0 TO 12. Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

30.05 59.j

RAIN FALL.

WEA- In inches THER. during previous

THERMOMETER.

BARO-

METER

24 hours.

5

WINDS

0 TO 12. Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

WEA-

THER.

RAIN FALL. }

In inches during previous 24 hours.

THERMOMETER.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

WINDS

RAIN FALL

THERMOMETER.

WEA BARO-| THER. METER

0 TO 12. WEA-

THER.

In inches

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

during previous

24 hours.

3

g.p.

..

3

g.m.

0.07

Sunday, 9 6th Noon 30.14 | 58.0 January, 3 30.14 57.0

30.16 56.0

..

Monday, 9 30.4244.0

7th Noon 30.40 47.0 48.0, 43.0 47.0 43.0 c. January, 3 30.37 48.0] 48.0 44.0 c.

:

:

:

:

:

:

56.0 55.0 o.c.d.m. 29.98 60.9,

58.0 56.0 c.m.

2:

::

55.5 14.0 ESE

2

o.p.

57.5, 56.5 N

3

o.p.

30.00 62.01

:

29.98 60.0 61.0 52.0 61.0 59.0 N

1

b.c.

0.12

:

: ?

:

30.06 | 58.0| 52.0 50.0 N 30.02 58.5 59.0 47.0 52.0 50.0 NNE 29.97 58.0

6 C.V.

:

45.0, 45.0 NNE 3

f.m.

28.25 44.0

44.0 44.0 E

5

0.f.

6

0.m.

0.00

53.0.55.0 NNE

6

0.1.

: ?:

46.0 46.0 47.0 47.0 NNE

5

f.m.

28.23 46.0 46.0 41.0 46.0 13.0 E

4

0.f.

0.00

:

47.0 47.0 NNE

?

f.m.

28.16 46.0

46.0 46.0 E

6

co

f.d.

:

57.0 57.0 N

2

o.m.

30.01 62.5 63.0 52.0 58.0 57.0 SE

1

0.m.

0.09

57.0 55.0 c.

29.98 60.0

:

57.5 56.0 NW

4

b.c.

30.02 62.0

:

:

:

56.0 55.0 N

1

p.m.

:

44.0 40.0, c.

30.23 52.0!

45.5 43 0, N

3

b.c.

30.0655.0

30.24 53.0 62.0 41,0, 48.5 45.0 N

3

b.c.

0.00

30.04 | 56.0 60.0 50.0 48.0 45.0 N

..

30.2154.0i

49.0 46.0 NE

3

g.

30.02 56.0]

:

::

45.0 42.0 N

5

C.V.

5

C.V.

0.00

48.0 45.0 N

4

C.V.

:

:

January.

Tuesday, 9 30.45 45.0 47.0 45.5 c. 8th Noon 30.40 | 47.0 48.5 43.0 46.0 45.0; c. 3 30.36 46.0

:

:

48.0 44.0 c.

30.45 48.0

January.

3

co

30.36 48.0

Wednesday, 9 9th Noon 30.41 48.0 48.5 45.0 48.0 45.0 c. 48.0 45.0 c.

48 0 44.0 c.

30.25 50.0

:

: ?

:

30.24 50.0 30.25 | 51.0 53.0 40.0 47.0 46.0 N 30.22 51.0

..

45.5 44.0, N

3

g.

30.27 | 52.0

46.0 43.0 N

LO

5 o.h.

..

2

g.m.

0.00

47.0 46.0 N

2

g.m.

30.27 54.0 56.0 41.0 45.0 45.0 N 30.23 54.0 45.0 45.0 N

5 o.h.

0.00

:

5 o.h.

47.5 45.5 N 30.25 51.0 53.0 43.0 47.5 46.0 N 30.20 50.0

3

g.

:

:

30.29 53.0

..

:

:

:

47.0 45.0 N

??

5

o.m.

:

4

b.c.

0.00

30.27 54.0 55.0 44.0 47.0 45.0 N

5

o.m.

0.00

48.0 46.0 N

3

g.

30 23 54.0

46.0 45.0 N

5

:

o.m.

:

Thursday,

9 30.48 48.0

10th

Noon 30.42 | 51.0 53.5 45.0 51.0, 48.0 c. January. 3 30.41 53.0

:

::

48.0 46.0 c.

30.29 50.0]

53.0 50.0 c.

:

:

49.0 48.0 N 30.28 52.0 52.0 47.0 57 0 54,0 N 30.26 54.0

2 b.c.

30.32 53.01

46.0 45.0 N

5 o.h.

:

:

:

:

:

2

b.c.

0.07

54.0 52.0 Calm 0 b.c.

39.31 53.5 54.0 44.0 50.0 45.0 N 30.28 52.0

5

o.h.

0.03

:

50.0 45.0 N

3

o.h.

Friday, 9 30.52 | 51.5 51.5 48.0 c.

11th Noon 30.1 € 1.5 55,0 50.0 54.0 50.0 c. January. 3 30.46 54.0

··

:

54.0 48.5 c.

..

30.35 58.0 52.5 50.5 N 30.35 54.0 58.0 47.0 56.0 53.0 N 30.31 | 55.0 56.0 53.0 N

2

b.c.

30.37 53.0

2

2

b.c.

b.c.

0.00

:

:

53.0 50.0 N 30.37 54.0 56.0 48.0 53.0 50.0 N

30.34 | 55.0 54.0 50.0 N

4

b.c.

3 b.c.

0.00

3

b.c.

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

::

54.0 54.0 NNE

3

().

28.25 56.0

:

56.0 55.0 ENE

1

f.r.

!

55.0 54.0 54.0 54.0 NNE

4

f.m.

28.28 50.0 51.0, 45.0 50.0 50.0 NNW

3 f.p.

48.0 48.0 NNE

4

f.m.

28.27 46.0;

:

46.0 46.0 NNW

4

o.f.

24

0.26

38.0 36.0 NNE

4

ni.

28.43 37.0

40.0 40.0 40.0 38.0 NNE

3

b.c.

41.0 39.0 NNE

4

C.

28.39 39.0

::

37.0 36.0 N

2

o.c.m.

:

28.41 37.0 44.0 36.0, 38.0 36.0 NNW

3

o.c.m.

0.00

39.0 38.0 N

2

o.c.m.

:

: 8

40.0 40.0 NNE

40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 NNE

41.0 41.0 NNE

42.0 39.0 NNE

41.0 41.0 41.0 40.0 NNE

3

Co

f.m.

28.47 39.0

39.0 39.0 E

2

o.f.m.

3

f.m.

28.43 39.0 40.5 37.0 39.0 39.0 E

?:

2

o.f.m.

0.00

3

f.m.

28.38 40.0

··

:

:

40.0 40.0 NE

1

o.f.m.

3

GO

b.c.

28.46 39.0

39.0 38.5 ENE

3

o.c.m.

4

b.c. 28.42 39.0 41.0 38.0 39.0 39.0 NNE

2

o.c.m.

0.00

41.0 40.0 NNE

4

f.m.

28.37 39.0

:

43.0 43.0 NNE

4

f.m.

28.52 40.0

46.0 46.0 41.0 40.0 NNE

5

10

b.c. 28.48 43.0 44.0 37.0 44.0 44.0 E

:

47.0 46.0 NNE

3

m.

28.47 42.0

:

:::

39.0 39.0 N

4

o.c.m.

41.0 41.0 ENE

3

o.f.

2

o.p.f.

..

43.0 43.0 ENE

1

0.c.

: :

0.00

46.0 45.0 NNE

2

48.0 48.0 45.0 45.0 NNE

2

b.c.

b.c.

28.55 44.0

:

47.0 43.0 NNE 3

b.c.

?

28.58 45.0 46.5 41.0 45.0 44.0 N 28.52 45.0

::

44.0 43.0 N

1

O.C.

:

1

O.C.

0.00

45.0 43.0 N

2

O.C.

STATE OF WEATHER:-b. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain ; ?. foggy; g. gloomy; h. hail; 7. lightning; m. distance unusually visible w. wet (dew). NOTE:-A bar (— under any letter augments its signification, thus f, very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

misty (hazy); o. overcast ; p. passing showers; q. squally; ?. rain; s. snow; t. thunder; u. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility.

Objects at a

Figures

to denote

the Force

of the

Wind.

Description of Wind.

Illustrations of the power of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned Man-of-War or First-class Clipper Ship.

Rate of the Wind

per Hour in Miles.

Figures

to denote

the Force

of the

Wind.

Bare Poles..

Calm

Light Air Light Breeze.. Gentle Breeze

Moderate Breeze.

Fresh Breeze ··

Strong Breeze

7

Moderate Gale..

8

Fresh Gale

9

Strong Gale

10

11

12

Whole Gale...

Storin..

Hurricane..

With which the above Ship with all sail ( 1 to 2 knots

In which she could just carry in chase, Double Reefs and Jib, &c. full and by

Close Reefs and Courses

In which she could just bear close-reefed Main Topsail and reefed Foresail Under Storm Staysail

Just sufficient to give steerage way.......

11

set and clean full would go in smooth water...

3 to 4

16

??

(5 to 6

21

Royals, &c.

26

Single Reefs and T. G. Sails.

31

37

Triple Reefs, &c....

2||||||

ORKA35R2

0 to 2

3 - 10

15

20

25

30

36

6

44

45 52

8

60

9

61 - 69

10

70 - 80

11

above 80

12

CL23400 2000-2

1878.

THE

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, .2TH JANUARY, 1878.

NOTICE.

the

HE next Criminal Sessions of the Supreme

       Court will be held on Friday, Eighteenth day of January, A.D. 1878, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

UN

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in its Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues- day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

Thursdays.

By Order,

Mondays and

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. IN BANKRUPTCY.

No

?OTICE.— TAM-CHOW, LEE-KWONG and KUNG-LOK, trading together in copartner- ships, at Yau-m? T?, in the Colony of Hongkong,

the Supreme Court of IIongkong, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on the 8th day of November, 1877, are hereby required to send, in writing, the Par- ticulars of their CLAIMS or DEMANDS to the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES, at his address aforesaid, or to the Undersigned, WILLIAM HENRY BRERETON, the Solicitor of the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES, at the Office of the said WILLIAM HENRY BRERETON, 29, Queen's Road, Hongkong, on or before the 1st day of May, 1878.

NOTICE.

15

F. H. F. MEYERINK has been admitted

M PARTNER in our firm from this date.

MEYER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1878.

NOTICE.

Ald Notice is hereby given that at the expira admitted a Partner in our Firm on the

tion of the last mentioned day, the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES will proceed to distribute the Assets of the said GEORGE UNDERHILL SANDS amongst the Parties entitled thereto, having regard to the Claims of which the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES shall then have had notice; and that the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES will not be liable for the Assets, or any part thereof, so distributed, to any person of whose Claim the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES shall not have had notice at the time of the distribution. Dated this 1st day of January, 1878.

WM. H. BRERETON,

Solicitor for the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES.

IN THE GOODS OF

JAMES SMITH FERRIES, deceased.

under the shop name of " KWONG-MAN-YUNE," NOTICE is hereby given that all Creditors

having been adjudged Bankrupts under a Peti- tion for adjudication in Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong on the 1st day of October, 1877, a public sitting for the said Bank rupts to pass their last examination, and make application for their orders of discharge, will be held before the Honourable Sir JOHN SMALE, Knight, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, aforesaid, on Monday, the 28th day of January, 1878, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon of that day pre- cisely.

        The Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee in the Bankruptcy. Dated the 12th day of January, 1878.

STEPHENS & HOLMES, Solicitors, acting in the Bunkruptcy, 2, Club Chambers.

Hongkong,

IN THE GOODS OF GEORGE UNDERHILL SANDS, DECEASED.

NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and

         other Persons, having any CLAIMS or DEMANDS upon or against the Estate of GEORGE UNDERHILL SANDS, late of Vic- toria, Hongkong, Patent Slip Proprietor and Ship-| builder, who died at Victoria, aforesaid, on the 30th day of October, 1877, and whose Will was duly proved, Probate whereof was granted to WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES, of Victoria, afore- said, Esquire, the Executor therein named, by

and other persons, having any claims or demands upon or against the Estate of JAMES SMITH FERRIES, late Master of the steam-ship Zealandia, who died at sea on board the said vessel, on the 8th day of February, 1877, and whose Will was duly proved, and Letters of Ad- ministration with the Will annexed, of whose per- sonal estate were duly granted to John Fairbairn, of No. 27, Queen's Road, in the Colony of Hongkong, by the Supreme Court of Hongkong, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on the 22nd day of September, 1877, are hereby required to send in writing the particulars of their claims or demands to the said John Fairbain at his address aforesaid, or to the undersigned William Henry Brereton, the Solicitor of the said John Fairbairn, at the office of the said William Henry Brereton, 29, Queen's Road, Hongkong, on or before the 15th day of January, 1878.

And notice is hereby given that at the expira- tion of the last mentioned day, the said John Fairbairn will proceed to distribute the assets of the said James Smith Ferries amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which the said John Fairbairn has then had notice; and that the said John Fairbairn will not be liable for the assets, or any part thereof, so distributed, to any person of whose claim the said John Fairbairn has not had notice at the time of the distribution.

Dated this 3rd day of October, 1877.

WM. H. BRERETON, Solicitor of the said John Fairbairn,

R. CHARLES DAVID BOTTOMLEY was

1st July, 1877.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

Published by Authority.

No. 3.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 19TH JANUARY, 1878.

VOL. XXIV.

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Report from CHARLES MAY, Esquire, Superintendent of the Fire Brigade, for the quarter ending 31st December, 1877, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1878.

[No. 1.]

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

FIRE BRIGADE DEPARTMENT,

HONGKONG, 18th January, 1878.

SIR, I have the honour to forward to you, to be laid before His Excellency the Governor, the Fire Brigade Report for the 4th quarter of 1877.

The regular Parades and Inspections were held on the 5th November, 5th December, 1877, and 7th January, 1878, at which the Government Steam and Manual Engines were present as also those of the Chinese Volunteer Associations. All were worked from the sea, and, with the exception of No. 1 Steam Engine, three tubes of which gave way at the last Inspection, all were found in order.

The Fire Ladders, Hose, Implements and Extincteurs were found to be in good condition. The Manual Engines at Yau-m? T?, Sh?u-k? W?n and Aberdeen have been examined and found in order.

Monthly reports have been made by the Government Engineer of the state of the Steam Engines, which were duly tested by hydraulic pressure, and the Manual Engines.

A trifling fire occurred on the 28th December, 1877 which was duly reported.

I have the honour to be,

Sir, Your most obedient Servant,

C. MAY,

Superintendent, Fire Brigade.

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.,

&c.,

Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

&c.

HONGKONG.

No. 13.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that the Kowloon Quarry Farm for the Year 1878, has been let to TSANG-A-YEE of To-KWA-WAN, Kowloon.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1878.

No. 14.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency JOHN POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., has been pleased to appoint provisionally, and until Her Majesty's pleasure may be known, FRANCIS BULKLEY JOHNSON, Esquire, to be a Member of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, vice the Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK, absent on leave.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

18

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH JANUARY, 1878.

No. 15.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Table of Meteorological Observations, taken at the Government Lock Hospital, during the Month of December, 1877, is published for general information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1878.

By Command,

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT LOCK HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1877. 137 feet above mean low level of Spring Tides.

THERMOMETERS (Fahrenheit.)

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

WIND.

CLOUD.

RAIN IN

INCHES

HYGROMETER.

MIN.

IN SOIL,

DRY BULB IN WET BULBIN SHADE. SHADE.

6

HUMIDITY

COMPLETE SATURATION ==100.

DEW POINT.

QUARTER.

10

DAY OF MONTH.

SELF REGISTERING

BAROMETER.

DAY OF WEEK.

ATTACHED IN SHADE.

MAX.

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

SUN, BULB

MAX.

SUN,

DIUR-

MIN. NAL

ON

RANGE,

BULB

IN

VACUO.

Ex- GRASS. IN

POSED.

SHADE.

Temp. at

9 A.M.

3 P.M.

9 A.M. 3 P.M.| Min. | Max.

Noon.

DIURNAL

RANGE, BULB

EXPOSED.

DURING

THE

PREVI-

OUS 24

HOURS.

0-10.

INCHES

DEEP.

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.

P.M.

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

Saturday,

2 Sunday,

30.00

29.92

64.0

65.0

60.0

67.0

66.0

125.

85.

61.0

7.0

24.0

64.0

64.0 65.0 62.0

63.0

88. 88.

60.3

61.4

N.W.

N.W.

0.25

10

30.05

30.00

65.0

69.0

57.0

69.0

68.0

116.

82.

58.0

12.0

24.0

61.0

65.0

69.0

62.0

64.0 83.

73.

59.5

60.1

N.W.

E.

3 Monday,

30.08

30.0268.0

69.0

63.0

70.0

69.0

111.

80.

62.0

7.0

18.0 | 65.0

68.0

69.0

65.0

65.0

83.

78.

62.6

61.9 N.E.

N.E.

0.01

10

y

30.10

30.04 67.0

67.0

61.0 70.0

68.0

110.

80.

62.0 9.0

18.0: 64.0

67.0

67.0

63.0

63.0

78.

78.

59.8

59.8

N.E.

N.E.

0.03

10

10

Tuesday,

5 Wednesday,

30.00

29.95

67.0

68.0 61.0

68.0

67.0

97.

77.

62.0

7.0

64.0

15.0

67.0 68.0 62.0 64.0

73.

78.

58.0

60.8

E.

E.

9

8

Thursday,

30.00

29.94

66.0

67.0

61.0

69.0 68.0

97.

77.

62.0

8.0

15.0

64.0 66.0 67.0

64.0

65.0 88.

62.4 63.4

E.

E.

10

10

Friday,

30.04

29.95

66.0

66.0

61.0 68.0

66.0

90.

75.

62.0

7.0

13.0

65.0

66.0

66.0

64.0

64.0

88. 88.

62.4

62.4

N.E.

N.E.

0.35

10

10

Saturday,

30.05

30.00

68.0

68.0

60.0

69.0

68.0

113.

83.

61.0

9.0 22.0

64.0

68.0

68.0

64.0

64.0 78.

78.

60.8

60.8

E.

E.

8

Sunday,

30.08

30.05 68.0 68.0

61.0

69.0 68.0

123.

83.

62.0

8.0

21.0 64.0

68.0

68.0

64.0

63.0

78.

73.

60.8

59.1

E.

E.

30.14

30.05

67.0

67.0

61.0

10

Monday,

105.

69.0 | 67.0

80.

62.0 8.0

18.0

64.0

67.0

67.0

64.0

63.0

83.

78.

61.6

59.8 E.

E.

10

10

11 Tuesday,

30.04

29.90

65.0

60.0

67.0

69.0

68.0

123.

84.

61.0

9.0

23.0

63.0

65.0

67.0

63.0

64.0

88.

83.

61.4

61.6

E.

E.

10

7

12

Wednesday,

29.90

29.85

73.0

76.0

61.0 77.0 76.0

125.

85.

62.0

16.0 23.0

64.0

74.0

76.0

71.0

72.0

84.

79.

68.8

69.2

E.

S.E.

10

10

29.90

29.83

72.0

76,0

67.0

76.0

78.0

132.

101.

66.0

11.0

35.0

68.0

72.0 76.0

70.0

71.0

89.

75.

68.5

67.4

Calm

S.

0.08

13

Thursday,

29.94 29.85

70.0

69.0

65.0

71.0

70.0

143.

103.

66.0

6.0

37.0

69.0 70.0

69.0

68.0

67.0

88.

88.

66.5

65.4 E.

14

Friday,.

15 Saturday,

29.90

29.84 70.0

64.0

77.0

70.0

72.0

129.

95.

65.0 8.0

30.0

67.0 70.0 77.0 68.0

16 Sunday,

29.90

29.84

77.0 77.0

65.0

79.0

77.0 125.

95.

66.0 14.0

29.0 69.0 77.0

77.09

73.0

88.

79.

66.5

70.2 E.

E.

73.0

74.0

79.

84.

70.2

71.9 S.

S.

'0.62

17

Monday,

29.90 29.84

76.0

77.0

70.0

79.0 77.0

110.

85.

69.0

9.0 15.0

71.0

77.0

76.0

73.0

73.0

79. 84.

70.2 70.9

E.

18 Tuesday,

29.98

19

20 Thursday,·

Wednesday,

21 Friday,

30.18

30.14

29.98 30.00 29.96 65.0 66.0 53.0

29.94 67.0 29.86 66.0

69.0

62.0

70.0 69.0

121.

87. 64.0

23.0

69.0

66.0

69.0

64.0

63.0

88.

68.

62.4

58.3

N.E.

N.E.

0.38

66.0

61.0 68.0

67.0

122.

92.

62.0

30.0 65.0

66.0

66.0

64.0

64.0

88.

83.

62.4

61.6

E.

E.

0.15

10

60.0 67.0 66.0 110.

85.

61.0

24.0

64.0 65.0

66.0

64.0

65.0 94.

88.

63.2 63.4

E.

E.

0.05

10

55.0

49.0

56.0 55.0

93.

80.

51.0

7.0

29.0

58.0

53.0

55.0

47.0

50.0

64.

70.

41.0 45.2

N.

N.N.W.

0.18

9

22

Saturday,

30.23

30.15 52.0 56.0

46.0 57.0

56.0

117.

78.

50.0 11.0

28.0

55.0

52.0 56.0

48.0

51.0

74.

70.

43.9

46.3

N.E.

N.E.

23 Sunday,

30.25

30.15

54.0

57.0

45.0

58.0 57.0

108.

75.

44.0

13.0

31.0

52.0

54.0

57.0

50.0

53.0

74.

75.

46.1

49.3

N.E.

N.E.

24 Monday, 25 Tuesday,

30.13

30.05

59.0

65.0

55.0 65.0 64.0

121.

87.

54.0

10.0

33.0

56.0

59.0 65.0

55.0

59.0

76.

60.

51.4

42.4

N.N.W.

N.W.

30.12

30.06 63.0

64.0

56.0 67.0

65.0

132.

92.

11.0

57.0

35.0

59.0 64.0 64.0

59.0 58.0 72.

67.

54.8 53.0

N.W.

N.

26

Wednesday,

30.21 30.15 55.0

58.0

50.0 61.0

60.0

122.

86.

52.0

11.0 34.0

57.0

55.0 58.0

50.0

52.0 70.

66.

45.2

46.6

N.

N.

27

Thursday,

30.18 30.10

53.0

58.0

47.0

58.0

57.0

110.

80.

48.0

11.0

32.0

52.0

55.0

58.0

49.0

52.0 80.

66.

45.9

46.6

N.N.W.

N.W.

28 Friday,

30.10

30.00

58.0

62.0

52.0 63.0

62.0

110.

80. 52.0 1.0

28.0

56.0 58.0

62.0

53.0

57.0

71.

72.

48.5

52.7

N.W.

N.W.

29 Saturday,

30.02

29.90 61.0

66.0

56.0 66.0

65.0

107.

80.

57.0

10.0 23.0

60.0

61.0

66.0 59.0

88.

73.

57.3

57.0

W.

N.E.

0.02

30 | Sunday,

29.90

29.80| 65.0

66.0

59.0

67.0

66.0

107.

80.

60.0

8.0

20.0

62.0

65.0

66.0

63.0

64.0

88.

88.

61.4

62.4

E.

E.

0.02

10

31

Monday,

29.85

29.80

70.0

75.0 61.0

74.0

77.0

101.

82.

62.0

13.0

20.0

64.0

70.0 75.0 68.0

73.0

88.

89.

66.5

N.E.

71.6

S.

20 10 10 10 10 1-∞∞

078000030 03 10 00 10 10 10 9∞

10

10

10

10

Mean

30.05

29.96 64.5

66.9

58.6 68.0

66.9

114.

84.

59.3

9.4 21.6

62.2 64.8

66.9

61.7 63.0

81.

77.

59.2

59.4

:

2.14

Summary of December, 1876:-Mean Shade Temp.,

.61.6

Total Rain fall,

3.30 inches.

Rain fell on

6 days.

1875:-

.60.5

2.46

5

""

""

""

"s

>>

27

"

""

1874:-

.66.5

0.31 ""

"9

"

>>

23

"1

"3

""

""

""

1873:-

..66.6

0.65 77

""

}}

"J

""

""

""

>>

""

1872:-

...67.7

0.40

?

""

""

""

""

PH. B. C. AYRES, Colonial Surgeon.

""

"}

"9

""

1871:-

.60.0

0.18

""

""

"

23

"

""

""

""

"}

No. 16.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH JANUARY, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION..

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

19

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1878.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 80.

CHINA SEA.

YANGTZE RIVER-SHANGHAI DISTRICT.

Kiutoan Light- Vessel.

     NOTICE is hereby given that on or about the 1st March next a light-vessel, showing a fixed white light, will be moored in mid-channel to the N.E. of the Kiutoan Lighthouse.

     The Light will be a catoptric one, elevated 35 feet above the sea, and, in clear weather, it should be visible from a distance of 11 nautical miles.

     A small white light will be exhibited from the fore-stay, at a height of 6 feet above the rail, for the purpose of showing in what direction the vessel is riding.

     The light-vessel will be painted red, with the word "Kiutoan” in white letters on each side, and she will have one mast surmounted by an 8-feet black ball.

     In foggy weather a 10-cwt. fog-bell will be struck three double blows in each minute, the interval between the blows of each pair being 5 seconds, and between two successive pairs of blows, 15 seconds.

    If the light-vessel be driven from her proper position to one where she is of no use as a guide to shipping, the usual light will not be exhibited, but a fixed red light will be exhibited at each end of the vessel; the ball will be struck as soon as possible, and till struck it will be surmounted by a red flag.

Kiutoan Lighthouse.

     As soon as the above-mentioned light-vessel is in position, the light now shown from the Kiutoan Ighthouse will be discontinued. This is the Light No. 24 in the 1877 or Fifth Issue of Chinese Lights.

By order of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS, ENGINEERS' OFFICE, SHANGHAI, 11th January, 1878.

NOTICE.

     A Public Examination of the scholars at the Government Central School will be held on Friday next, the 25th instant, at 10 o'clock A.M.

His Excellency the Governor will distribute the Prizes at noon.

Government Central School, 18th January, 1878.

FREDERICK STEWART, Head Master.

No. 6.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Letter from the Inspector of Schools, enclosing a Return of the Results of the First Examination under the amended Grant-in-Aid Scheme, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th January, 1878.

[No. 3.]

HONGKONG, 7th January, 1878.

SIR,-I have the honour to enclose a Return of the results of the first examination under the amended Grant-in-Aid Scheme. I regret to find that the total grant exceeds the sum on the Estimates by $252.90; but, in future, it will be possible to gauge with more precision the operation of the recent changes. The number of scholars presented amounted to 459, as against 390 in 1876; and the passes amounted to 86 per cent, as against 77 per cent in the previous year.

The Reverend Dr. EITEL was Assistant Examiner in the three Hakka Schools belonging to the Basel Mission. Lady SMALE, Mrs. PHILLIPPO, Mrs. SMITH, Mrs. REMEDIOS, Mrs. EITEL and Mrs. HUTCHINSON kindly examined the needle-work.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.,

&c.,

Colonial Secretary, &c.,

&c.

FREDERICK STEWART, Inspector of Schools.

22

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH JANUARY, 1878.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 18th January, 1878.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

A-Cum A-Lock

Crovat, Philip

Algudo,

Monsr.

2

Dantra, K. R.

Doherty, J.

Vicente de Ainslie, S. Adwands, Co- ran & Co.

Brattley, C. O.,

}

21

1

Chief Inspector, Calabash Plant- ation, Calabash Bay, Hongkong Blight, John J. 1 Buchanan, G. 1 Burnell, K. A. 1

Donohne, Hugh 1 De Souza &

Co., Messrs. Donkin, F. W. 3 Deverill, John Douglas, J. 1 Duchesne,

Hutchinson,

R. W. Hansen, P. G. 1 Hernand, An-?

Capt. H. D.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Le18. P'pra

Gardner, C. J. 1

Goetz, Andr? 1

Garceau, Monsr. 3

1

2

L'Estrange, Henry Luna, Miss Lannigar, J. Lacey, A.

2

Propert, E. C. 1 Peet & Co., J.

2

1

1

Pelago, Jos?

1

Scott, Mrs.

Emmeline Silva, A. B. Slater, A. T.

}

1

Robinson, C.

1

Spence, A. S.

1

Macpherson,

3 -22

Gordon

Rayment, E. W. 11 Robinson, Wm. 1

Tayt, C.

2

1

tonio D.

Harriman,

Markham, C. W. 1 regd.

Moller, Jack

Robertson,

1

Fred.

}

Capt. R.

1 parcel

Tucker, Robt. E. 1

Tooth, R.

1

1

Ryan, Capt.

1

Thede, Heinrich 1

1

Hartye, Capt.

Merali, Albert

Jolin

1

Tocque, P.

1 1

1 bk.

W.

Moore, Miss

1

Rutgers od

1

Thomas, F. F. 1

Hampton, Wm. 1

Loeff, P. A.

Mahd., Meedye 1 regd.

Tong Hing

1

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Evans, C. H.

1

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Rowe, Miss

1

Barnes & Co., 1

Messrs. Brookelmann,

F. R.

Ferrari, Sigr. 2

Irommonger,

Mr.

Murray, W. M. 1

Rosahl, J. E.

Tucker, Capt.

1

1

B. W.

MacDonald,

Tonnochy, M. S. 1

Anania

1

Imbert,

Lieut. J. E.

Storror,

Fadden, Thos.

2

5

1

Monsr. B. J

61st Regt.

Monsr. Dr. J

Ughes, G.

1

Fisher, Joseph 1

Ing Gung

Mason, Alexander 1

Shuraffally,

Campbell, W.

6

2

Fox, Mrs.

Invernnety, W. 1

Moreland, L.

1

Tyabally

J. ?., (M.D.) )

Evans, E.

1

Mann, Henry

Solomon, J. A. 1

Wai Ashaw

1

Craven, Mrs.

1

Fisher, E.

5

Chun, F.

2 regd.

Flugel, Mr.

Joseph, Elia Johnston, Fred. 1

1

Muller, Mr.

1

Stuebuck, J.

1

McEnary, J.

Chick, Mrs.

1

R. H.

Gair, M. G.

2 regd.

Kelly, J. W.

1

Nicholls,

Chun, F.

Gillis, Jas. A.

1

Kirk, Mrs. N. 1

James T. B.

Campbell,

3

1

Geyer, G.

3

William

Gibson, Edward 1

Koh See Nah Kerr, Thomas I

Ohana, Miss

1

Smith, Geo.

Spanish Mail

Line of

Steamers,

The Agent of

Webster, R. P. 2

Williams, T. 1

Williams, John 1

Young Lung Yung Tung Hoi 1

1 regd.

Wing Seng 1 regd.

For H. M. Ships.

Audacious,............2 Letters.

Curlew,

...............2

""

Egeria, Fly,

.1 Letter.

..1

"}

Nassau, Tamar,

1 Letter.

Victor Emanuel,......7 Letters.

...6

17

For Merchant Ships.

Batavia

1 regd.

Carrizal

2

Letters. Papers.

Adonis

1

Carrisbrooke, s.s.1

Aniza

1

?nazi

1 regd.

Daphne

Benefactor

3

1

Bon Accord

1

Black Adder

1

Beemah

1

Balcon

Br?mar

Castle, s.s.

} 1 regd.

Benarty, s.s. 3

Dartmouth 1

Edward Albroth Elizabeth

Dougall Elgin

Emily Chaplin 4

E. M. Young Endymion Empire Edward P.

Bouverie

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1

Gaetanino

1

Gunga, s.s.

1

Leon Crespo Lord of the Isles 2

2

Papillon

1

Strathmore

13

P. J. Carleton 1

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1

1

George Crashaw 4

Largs

Palestine

Star of India

1

3

I

Gatherer Globe

1

Lucia

1

Presto

1

Genevieve

2

Ladoren Louise

2 1 regd. Peruvian

1

Thomas Bell

7

1

1

G. F. Muntz

Roving Sailor

The Murray

4

1

Golden Russett 2

Madra

Robert Hen-

Twilight

1

1

1

Taunton

3

Garmouth

1

4TH CO CO Co

Maggie Douglas 1

derson

Moss Glen

9

Rhoda

Thales, s.s.

1 regd.

3

12

Harriet

1

Messenger 1

Redive

Tail Long

1

Tutuila

1

Armitage

Merse 1 regd. 1

Harkaway

19

4

Mosquito 6

Hosea, s.s.

1

Melbrek

121

Ritt

1

Rosina

2

1

Ulloch

2

Renton

1

Harbinger

Marquis of

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1

Riga, s.s.

1

Crested Wave

2

Elizabeth Ostel 1

Humboldt

Argyle

River Lagan 20

3

C. W. Cochrane 10

Empreza

1

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1

Roderick Hay 1

Victoria

1

Countess of Errol

1

Explorador

1

Imbros, s.s.

Mars

Victory

1

Commissary

4

Emma Florence 1

Irene

1

Mignon

Sarah Nicholson 1

Chili

2

1

Ionian

Sapphire

Joud N

Carnarvonshire

1

F. H. Drews 1

Novelty

Cashmere

City of Aberdeen

1

Calabar, s.s.

1

Coeran

Fitzpatrick, s.s. 1

Firth of Tay 7 Freeman Clark 1 Florence Bey 1

14

Jubilee

2

Northampton 13

13

1

Spring field

1

3

Scindia

Wm. Turner Winlow Wealthy Pen-

dleton

2

5 1

James Shepherd 1

North Star

1

Star of the North 1

Nimrod

6

3

St. Elmo

9

2

Kaisow

3

1

Sophia

Wm. Phillips Wildwood

1

I

Chandos

1

Ocean Chief

1

Sophie

5

Charlton, s.s.

1

Carnatic

1

General

Caulfield

}2 2

Lass of Gawler 1 Loweswater

1

Staghound

3

1

2

Patria

1

S. R. Mead

1

Zamora Ziba

4

I

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 26TH JANUARY, 1878.

VOL. XXIV.

GOVERNMENT EDUCATION, HONGKONG.

The following account of the proceedings at the Central School on the 25th of January, 1878, is republished from the report of the Daily Press, for general information.

PRIZE DAY AT THE CENTRAL SCHOOL.

Yesterday morning the Annual Public Examination of the pupils of the Government Central School was held, after which the prizes were distributed by His Excellency Governor POPE HENNESSY. His Excellency was accompanied by his Acting Aide-de-Camp, Mr. CREAGH, and his Private Secretary, Mr. G. STAFFORD NORTHCOTE. Among those present to witness the proceedings were the Honourable J. G. AUSTIN, C.M.G., the Honourable C. C. SMITH, the Honourable J. M. PRICE, the Honourable F. B. JOHNSON, Mr. Justice SNOWDEN, Captain H. G. THOMSETT, Mr. J. RUSSELL, Mr. A. LISTER, Mr. H. E. WODEHOUSE, Dr. WHARRY, Dr. YOUNG, Mr. T. JACKSON, Mr. J. J. FRANCIS, Mr. H. E. BRADDON, Rev. Dr. EITEL, Rev. R. LECHLER, Rev. J. C. EDGE, Rev. J. REUSCH, a large number of ladies, and other foreign residents, besides a good sprinkling of natives.

     HIS EXCELLENCY having carefully looked over the examination papers and returns of the School, said the first duty he had to perform was to distribute the prizes which Mr. STEWART had put into his hands, which he proceeded to do, addressing to the different recipients a few words of congratulation and encouragement. To Mr. FRANK HAZELAND, who took the prize in the first class, (a watch presented by His Excellency), he said he was happy to give the prize to the son of a worthy resident of the Colony. Mr. HAZELAND's father was for many years our Crown Solicitor, he (Mr. FRANK HAZELAND) was himself born in Hongkong, and all were aware of the intimate connection his family had with the Colony for many years. In giving him this prize, His Excellency hoped it would only be one of many steps in progress he would make.

The following is the Prize list:-

NAME.

Tsang Kit-fan,

Hung Kam-shing,

PRIZE.

SPECIAL PRIZES.

BEST SCHOLAR.

.....Morrison Scholarship,

Watch,

TRANSLATION.

DONOR.

.Morrison Trustees.

Honourable C. C. Smith.

Lung Man-piu,

......

Frank Hazeland, Tsang Kam-chiu, A. J. Reid,

Wong Ching-ki,. Ho Fuk, Cowasjee Eduljee,

Yeung I-kam,.. Miu Yeuk-ki, R. Gomes,

2nd Class.

.......

GENERAL PROFICIENCY.

J An appointment ($20 a month), Mr. Commissioner Bredon.

Chinese Customs,.

ORDINARY PRIZES.

Watch,

1st Class.

..Gold Pencilcase,......

.Pencilcase,

...Watch,

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...H. E. The Governor.

...Mr. Romano.

.Mr. Romano.

....Gold Pencilcase,

Pencilcase,

..Mr. Romano.

3rd Class.

Watch, .Inkstand,.

.Inkstand,

.Mr. Russell. Old Scholar. .Old Scholar.

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Luk King-fo, Chan Ping-hang,

Kwong Chiu-wing,..

Chan Kam-fong,

Lai Ping-chiu,

Li Yau, .....

Ho Tseung-hang,

Wong Kam-sau,. Leung U-in,

Hau Fung-shu, Ng Man-ki,...

4th Class.

Watch,

....Gold Pencilcase,....

Mr. Kwok Tsung.

..Gold and Rubber Pencilcase, ....Mr. Ball.

Watch,

5th Class.

..Gold and Rubber Pencilcase,

6th Class.

Watch,

.Silver Pencilcase,

7th Class.

.....Watch,

.Mr. Kwok Tsung.

......Gold and Rubber Pencilcase, .... Mr. Piercy.

8th Class.

Watch, .....Silver Pencilcase,.

9th Class.

Kwan Shiu-ping,

...Gold Pencilcase,...

Lau Chak,

Silver Pencilcase,

10th Class.

Chan Ting-sui,

.Silver Pencilcase,

...........Mr. Gerard.

P'un Chi,

.Ivory and Silver Pencilcase,......

......

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Lam Cheung,

...Ivory and Silver Pencilcase,......

CHINESE CLASSES.-FORTNIGHTLY EXAMINATIONS.

Leung Shiu-kong,

Sham Tin-shan,

Chung Shing-hong, Wat Ying-cho,

Cheung Yung-kan, Chan Tin-tseung,

Ho Tun-yung, Tsang King-tsz,

Li Ip, Chan Un-fan,

Sheik Akbar, A. Ramjan,...

Li Fai,......................

F. Machado,

G. Basa,

C. Franco,

1st Class.

....Binocular,

....Head Master.

2nd Class.

.Silver Pencilcase,

........Second Master.

ORDINARY PRIZES.

1st Class.

Mr. Wong Tso-leung.

2nd Class.

.Watch, .Silver Pencilcase,

..Silver Pencilcase, Silver Pencilcase,

3rd Class.

....Silver Pencilcase,

....Ivory and Silver Pencilcase,......

4th Class.

.Silver Pencilcase,

...Ivory and Silver Pencilcase,......

CHINESE CLASS FOR EUROPEANS, &c.

1st Division.

Watch, ..Three Books,

2nd Division.

Three Books, Dictionary,

....

3rd Division.

Three Books, ..Two Books,.....

Having completed the distribution of the prizes,

...Honourable J. G. Austin.

Mr. Machado.

.Mr. Romano.

Mr. Hyndman.

..Mr. J. J. dos Remedios. Mr. J. J. dos Remedios.

His EXCELLENCY said:-Ladies and gentlemen, it becomes my pleasing duty to congratulate my friend Mr. STEWART, on the number of scholars who are here to-day. On one of the last occasions I appeared in public in Hongkong-it was at a concert--I saw that the hall in which the concert was held was but half filled. Well, Mr. STEWART cannot complain to-day that this spacious hall is only half-filled; indeed, on the contrary, the hall in this school, though very spacious, is not, on an occasion like this, large enough to contain, I may say, one half of the pupils who are in attendance throughout the

    year. I suppose the number of pupils who are sitting before me amounts to something like two hundred and fifty or three hundred. The total number of scholars attending this school during the year 1877 amounted to six hundred and ten and at this moment there are four hundred and thirty- three boys in attendance at the Central School, so that a considerable number of the pupils are not now inside this room. So far, therefore, Mr. STEWART has no cause of complaint as to the attendance at the school; and, I may add, it is not only to-day very large, but, I believe, I am right in saying that in the history of the school it has never been so large as it is to-day. Mr. STEWART now tells me it is larger than it has ever been before. The daily average attendance, which after all is the real test of the working of a school so far as the attendance is concerned, was this year four hundred and thirty- one, being considerably in excess of that of the previous year. But whilst I congratulate Mr. STEWART on that important fact, I must condole with him and the scholars upon the loss that this institution

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sustained during the past year. The third master, Mr. GAIR, obtain d leave of absence on account of the delicate state of his health, and, I regret to say, he died in Japan. Mr. GAIR was for a long time in the public service of the Colony. He was an Inspector of Police previous to his connection with the Central School. Before joining our Police force he was a school-master in Scotland, and when he was promoted to the important post of third master in this school, I believe I am justified in saying, in the presence of Mr. STEWART and those who knew him well, that he was an able assistant to the head master, that he gave the utmost satisfaction to Mr. STEWART and the pupils who came in contact with him. Whilst, therefore, I am bound to express publicly my great regret at his loss, I have at all events the satisfaction of recording the fact that the Government have been able to obtain the assistance of a competent gentleman to take his place, and I may say in passing, that on a recent visit to this school I was much pleased to see how admirably Mr. FALCONER, the second master in the school, Mr. BALL, and Mr. PIERCY assisted Mr. STEWART. When you think of the large number of pupils in this school, you

will appreciate the responsibility of Mr. STEWART and the other gentlemen who are entrusted with the management of this institution. What I saw in the school and what I have read of the previous reports of Mr. STEWART and of the progress of the school, all convince me that a change is necessary in the management of this institution in the direction of giving more leisure to Mr. STEWART to attend to the higher duties of inspector of schools. (Applause). I think we are exacting from Mr. STEWART more than any one man, no matter how accomplished and able he may be, can perform in asking him to be not only the inspector of all our schools, but also to retain the post of head master in this school. I believe that if Mr. STEWART were to take the position of inspector of schools, maintaining of course in that position a proper supervision over this school, he would be able to give to the whole educational scheme of the Colony a closer attention than he is at present able to bestow upon it. It does not do for us if we happen to have a very good officer to overwork him; with the growth, the steady but yet rapid growth, of this school, the work of Mr. STEWART must have grown in proportion, and the time has come when, I think, I may fairly consider whether or not some change should be made of the nature I have indicated. Of course, as you are aware, whatever change I may think it necessary to recommend, it will be my duty to report to Her Majesty's Government, but, knowing what the services of Mr. STEWART have been to the school, I believe the Secretary of State would favourably entertain any recommendation in that direction by the Governor of the Colony.

      Perhaps I may take this opportunity of saying a word or two to the students who are present on a subject which at one time attracted a good deal of my attention and which, close as we are to China, is not an inappropriate subject in addressing an audience such as this. You are all aware that the Government of the Great Empire close to us relies for obtaining its official element upon a system of open competitive examination, established now for many centuries in China, and you are also aware that some of the countries in Europe-I will not say following the example of China, but certainly treading in the footsteps of China-have established also a system of open competitive examination for appointments in the civil service. Now one of my predecessors, many, many years ago, in writing to the Secretary of State, expressed his opinion that the Government of China was able to conduct the administration of China-of that vast empire stretching down from Peking to Canton--was able to conduct that government from Peking mainly by reason of this system of open competitive examin- ations, and by relying on certain great moral principles, such as parental authority, which that govern- ment at all times enforces. Not long since, when paying a flying visit to Canton, I was shown by Archdeacon GRAY the examination halls in that city. As well as I remember, he told me that at the last examination there were three thousand candidates, and there were very few more than one hundred of these three thousand that were to obtain the degrees; that is, there were few more than one hundred degrees to be given. The result was that during the two or three days the examination lasted the intellectual struggle between these three or four thousand students was very great. The names of the hundred who passed were recorded, and from time to time, as vacancies occurred in the public service of China, they obtained appointments, and in that way some of the most powerful mandarins in China have obtained the public offices they hold. Now the question occurred to me when I arrived in this Colony, would it be possible for me to do anything in that direction here? And perhaps you will excuse me if I refer to the personal reminiscence that some years ago, in the House of Commons, I made a motion for a committee to ascertain whether it was possible to throw open to public competition the whole of the appointments of the civil service in England. We had a debate upon that subject. Lord PALMERSTON, no doubt a very wise statesman, though perhaps on that occasion in the wrong, opposed my motion. The House of Commons, however, supported me; I had the satisfaction so far of defeating the Ministry. My committee was appointed and that committee recommended that the civil service of England should be thrown open to free public competition. It came to pass a few years later, in 1870, that Mr. GLADSTONE, who was then the Prime Minister of England, by an Order in Council carried into effect the recommendation of that committee, and I had the great satisfaction of receiving from him a letter in which he acquainted me with what he had done, and he was pleased to say that he had all along sympathised with my efforts to throw open the civil service of the United Kingdom to public com- petition. And at this moment, if a clerkship is vacant in the Colonial Office, in the Board of Admiralty, in any of the great departments of the State (with one exception), any young man in England, Ireland, or Sectland, without any favour or patronage, can c result? I am told by the heads of the departments

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told me so, many of the leading e ficials in the public service have told me that since this system was established they find the tone of the service has improved and they have now an admirable staff of clerks. I add that in India a similar result has occurred. The system was, to a great extent, brought into operation in the time of Lord LAWRENCE, and his present brilliant successor, Lord LYTTON, has borne testimony to the fact that the system of open competitions for the appointments in India has been most beneficial to the administration of that great Empire. Under these circumstances I thought it possible, perhaps, to introduce the system into this Colony, and accordingly we have had already one or two examinations. On one occasion there was a clerkship worth ?200 per annum to be given away. It was a Chinese clerkship, and usually such a post was given by the Governor of the Colony, who looked over his list of applicants, and gave the appointment as he might think best, but I thought it well to try the experiment of an open competition. Accordingly, I asked the head of the department (it was in the Magistracy) to become an examiner, and Mr. MAY was good enough to undertake the duty. I also asked a Chinese scholar, Bishop BURDON, and my Right Reverend friend consented, and to these two, I added Mr. NG CHOY, a Chinese gentleman who is now a member of the English bar. Well, these three examiners were good enough to prepare the examination papers, and they made their report to me in course of time. I was disappointed, undoubtedly, at the result of that examination. The examiners reported that none of the candidates passed the examination sufficiently well to entitle them to the appointment. The examination consisted of translating a document which had come to the Magistracy in the ordinary course of business, a Chinese document, into English, and of translating the deposition of a witness taken at the Magistracy some weeks before into Chinese, and in reading and writing from dictation. That was a simple test, and, nevertheless, eleven candidates having presented themselves, I regretted to find that the examiners could not recommend to me any one of the eleven as having properly passed the examination. Now, it would be, I think, very foolish for us to shut our eyes to a fact of that kind. The examination could hardly be simpler than it was. The clerkship to be given away was of some value, $80 a month, and the result was certainly somewhat disappointing. But, I venture to repeat what I at that time put in a minute, published in the Gazette, that looking at the report of the examiners, though I regretted the result, I felt the Chinese students who competed at that examination had shown great intelligence and industry, and I had every hope that at a subsequent examination some of them would be successful. I have no doubt that, in sub- sequent examinations some of them will be successful. Whatever scheme I may establish, that scheme of examination should be in accordance with the educational position of the Colony, and in endeavouring to introduce this system, we must not fly too high at first, but if possible bring our standard down to that which we know to exist in the Colony. And on this subject, I am bound to say--my friend Mr. STEWART mentioned there was a position in the Customs given by Mr. BREDON, which appointment has been awarded to-day to a Chinese youth whom I see here on my right--it is fair to mention that, two of the best pupils in this school declined to take the small appointment given by Mr. BREDON. It does not at all follow that the best pupils of this school, or of the others in the Colony, aspire to Government employment. I may say for my own part, though I have the honour to be in the service of Her Majesty, I would not recommend the youth of this Colony, or any other, to look forward to Government employment as the sole end or aim of their education. Fortunately, we are living in the centre of a great mercantile community, and I believe the small number that competed for the clerkship, to which I have been referring is, to some extent, owing to the fact that many who could undoubtedly have passed that examination with credit, preferred, and very rightly preferred, to devote themselves to other pursuits. Now, in giving whatever appointments may be at the disposal of the Governor of this Colony, I shall still adhere, within certain safe limits, to the arrangements already announced upon this subject, but I believe I will be justified from time to time in selecting clerks from young men who may be recommended to me by Mr. STEWART or other competent gentlemen in the colony. To give occasionally an appointment by open competition, and on the other hand to retain in my own gift a little share at all events of that patronage which all Governors heretofore have kept in their own hands exclusively, will, I believe, not be detrimental to the public service of Hongkong. (Applause).

which Now, ladies and gentlemen, you are all aware that the subject of education is not one upon people in this Colony have been silent. For many years past it has been discussed in every shape and form, and indeed I was not many hours in the Colony before it was brought to my notice; even before I went down to the Council Chamber to read Her Majesty's commission, I was advised by the intelligent organs of the Press to announce what was called my policy on the subject of education. However, I had other things to do, and in addition to that, I thought it well to pay some attention to the actual educational condition of the Colony, to study it on the spot, before I ventured to express any opinion. And what is my policy? It is to promote Education; and I may say in one word, that, in doing this, I shall be most happy, during the five or six years that it may be my pleasure to be here, to do all in my power to promote the success of this institution, the Central School. (Applause.)

When I visited it the other day and saw Mr. FALCONER and the other gentlemen going through the daily routine of their duties, I was struck by some incidents, which it is well for us to bear in mind, because they suggest the possibility of improvements which I know Mr. STEWART has at heart. ? visited one large class-room, indeed a sort of double class-room, on the other side of that passage. In that room I should think there must have been a hundred and fifty Chinese youths who were being instructed by three Chinese chers ey were reading the Chinese classics. I found that them in the Chinese classics had themselves no the three Chinese teachers who

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knowledge whatever of the English language. These three Chinese teachers spoke no English; and of the pupils in that particular class-room not one could speak English. These pupils, I was glad to see, were reading the Chinese classics. During the whole of the year we have had six hundred and ten pupils attending the school. I asked Mr. STEWART this morning how many of these were able to speak English, and he said under fifty or sixty, and this small number very imperfectly. Now, these are grave facts. They point to that which Mr. STEWART wishes--to the desirability of our endeavouring to keep the pupils a little longer in the school. In this English Colony we must not be satisfied with 60 out of 600 being able to speak English in our principal Government school, and that imperfectly. Afte Hongkong has enjoyed thirty years of Colonial Government and large annual grants for education, I expected to find the new generation with something like a knowledge of English. The system unfortunately is that after learning perhaps only what we might call a smattering of our language, a few of the pupils leave the school and go at once into native business houses, whilst nine tenths leave the Government school entirely ignorant of the English language. I believe Mr. STEWART will be able to suggest to me means by which we might induce the pupils to devote a longer period to their school studies. I do not mean a longer period each day, but a greater number of years. But it also suggests something else. With whom do those boys that I now see before me mix after they leave this school-how many English speaking associates or friends have they? Very, very few. In this Colony--and in that respect it is unlike Singapore- you don't meet with many Chinese who in the ordinary course of business can speak or write English. I think one of our principal duties as educationists should be to increase the number of English speaking and English writing Chinese inhabitants of Hongkong. We must endeavour to do that not only by means of this valuable institution, but also by the other educational agencies in this Colony.

Now, Mr. STEWART has placed in my hands a list of the one hundred and forty-eight pupils of this school who left the school during last year, and I find on glancing through it that pupils left the school to obtain employment in life. I find the first pupil is now a master in this many of the very school, another pupil is a clerk to one of our leading merchants, another pupil is now employed in a piece goods shop, another pupil has become a compradore. I see another pupil has become an assistant in his father's business. Some of them have gone into business on their own One of them, I see, has become a medical student. Well, I read that with great interest, but on looking a little closer at the list I see it is not a Chinese boy who has become a medical student, and this brings me to a suggestion I have to make to Mr. STEWART. I should like very much to ask Mr. STEWART whether it might be possible in connection with this school to do anything in the way of promoting medical education among the Chinese. (Applause.) We all know that there is in this Colony a large and excellent institution called the Tung Wah Hospital, supported and managed by the leading Chinese residents. Can we in any way combine clinical teaching which might be received in that establishment with a little instruction in physiology in this school? Will it be possible for Mr. STEWART, having consulted with the Colonial Surgeon and with some of our medical friends and the committee of that institution, will it be possible, I say, for Mr. STEWART to form a scheme by which we might have some young Chinese trained to a knowledge of European medicine? If he succeeds in putting a plan, a practical plan, before me, I certainly will consult my honourable friends on the Council as to providing funds for carrying it into effect.- (Applause).

account.

I am bound, as the Governor of this Colony, to say that there is one object of public instruction that above all others should engage my attention. Nothing is now so universally recognised as this fact, that education is the greatest enemy to crime, and therefore it is my duty, and has been since I arrived here, to consider how far our educational system co-operates with the Government in the repression and in the prevention of crime. On this subject, I noticed a paragraph in the last report of my friend Mr. STEWART which is undoubtedly a very serious one. At the end of his report he mentions the fact that whilst there were 26,247 children in the Colony, only 4,640 were attending school. Deducting those under the age of six, there are, he says, no less than twelve thousand children of age to attend school who are attending no school whatever. Where are they? Well, as you go along to East Point, you have an opportunity of seeing some of these little boys. They are running about in the streets, picking up bits of coal or other articles that may fall from the bags that are carried from the stores to the ships. They are the very class a Government is bound to educate. As you come along here, you see numbers of them also. I say it is my first duty to endeavour with Mr. STEWART to educate as many of these uneducated children as we can. (Applause). I therefore contemplate consulting my Council upon the establishment in this Colony of an industrial school, and of extending the reformatory system, such as it is at this moment. It is our duty to do so, a duty we owe not only to the children, but a duty we also owe to the tax-payers of this Colony, to prevent our juvenile population from growing up into a criminal class. It is our duty on all hands to endeavour to diminish that serious number of twelve thousand which Mr. STEWART mentions. (Applause). I tell

may of my own experience in the very last Colony I had the honour of governing-I was looking only a few weeks ago over a parliamentary return laid before the House of Commons, in which it is said by the legislature of that Colony, that one in eighteen of the population are attending school. Well, in this Colony the number is only, as far as I have been able to ascertain, one in fifty-two, so that there is here a very large margin for educational work. We have much to do, and crowded as this hall is to-day, we must have many halls like it filled before the public instruction of Hongkong will be on the

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same satisfactory basis as I have seen it in other Colonies. These are facts, ladies and gentlemen, which it is desirable for us to remember. It is by knowing them and by co-operating together that we can secure in this Colony that proper quantity and quality of public instruction which a Govern- ment ought to provide. And I may say this is especially our duty here upon the confines of China, for speaking in the presence of perhaps one of the most distinguished scholars of China and Chinese- my friend Dr. EITEL-he will bear me out in saying the instruction of the people, no matter how rude and elementary, is carried out in that great Empire, and has been for centuries carried out in a mode which should set us an example. In the Chinese villages at the other side of the water, you see all or nearly all the little boys attending school. It may be that they learn, from our point of view, very little. They get off by heart a few moral and ethical precepts, but such as they are, there they are kept repeating them. They are kept at school away from the streets, and whatever the educational result may be, it is manifest that the peace and good order, speaking generally, of that vast Empire, is in no small degree dependent on the vast network of public instruction there is over the whole of China. Now, ladies and gentlemen, this I think is a fitting opportunity for me, in again congratulating Mr. STEWART and congratulating the pupils who have obtained these prizes to-day, to say that whatever discussions there may have been in this Colony, and they have raged pretty warmly now for a good many years, I believe we all unite in an earnest desire to promote the public instruction of the people, and I believe when we come to examine what are called the differences that exist, it will be found they are not very deep and that they should not keep us apart. On a recent occasion, during the absence of my Right Revd. friend Bishop BURDON, I had the pleasure of distributing the prizes at St. Paul's College. What I then said I now repeat, that the Government of this Colony is above the quarrels, discussions, and controversies of the educationists; the only desire of the Government is to do full justice and give fair play to all parties, and it is not because the Government gives assistance one day to one particular party that it is to be debarred the next day from as heartily and equally assisting another party. As long as we can promote public instruction so long, I believe, you will all co-operate with me in carrying out that policy of perfect fairness to all. In doing that, not only will we educate the people, but we will also what is perhaps a secondary consideration but not unimportant-restore a little more harmony into our educational polemics. (Applause).

    HIS EXCELLENCY again rose and said:--I think, gentlemen, I may, imitating the example of my worthy predecessor, SIR ARTHUR KENNEDY, ask Dr. EITEL if he will favour us with a few remarks on a subject on which there is no better authority than himself the great subject of public instruction.

    The Revd. Dr. EITEL:- Your Excellency, ladies and gentlemen, I feel very much at a loss as to what I can possibly say after the very admirable remarks that have already fallen from His Excellency, which have touched a responsive chord in all our hearts, as they ought to do, for we all have at heart the education of our fellow creatures. Only one thing I notice not specially mentioned in His Excellency's speech, but which no doubt is included in His Excellency's programme, and that is, the education of girls. A great deal has indeed already been done in this Colony for the education of boys, but very little for the education of female children, and I hope His Excellency, in his scheme for the future education of this Colony, will make special provision by the institution of girls' schools. (Applause). I have no doubt I am expressing the feelings of all present when I say the education of the Colony is in excellent hands. (Applause).

    Mr. STEWART:-I have to thank Your Excellency, and the ladies and gentlemen who have favoured us with their presence to-day, for your attendance and for the presents which have been given as prizes. If your Excellency will now dismiss us for our holidays until the 1st March we shall be very glad.

HIS EXCELLENCY then announced the holidays and the proceedings terminated.

No. 17.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Despatch, No. 159 of the 7th December, 1877, from the Colonial Office, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st January, 1878.

HONGKONG.

No. 159.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

DOWNING STREET,

7th December, 1877.

SIR,-With reference to your Telegram of 3rd August, and your Despatch No. 86 of the same date, respecting the selection of trained Officers in England for service in the Victoria Gaol, Hongkong, I have the honor to transmit to you, for your information, copies of correspondence between this Department and the Home Office, from which, you will learn that GEORGE HAYWARD has been selected for the Office of Warden, and THOMAS COLE for that of Head Turnkey.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH JANUARY, 1878.

same satisfactory basis as I have seen it in other Colonies. These are facts, ladies and gentlemen, which it is desirable for us to remember. It is by knowing them and by co-operating together that we can secure in this Colony that proper quantity and quality of public instruction which a Govern- ment ought to provide. And I may say this is especially our duty here upon the confines of China, for speaking in the presence of perhaps one of the most distinguished scholars of China and Chinese- my friend Dr. EITEL-he will bear me out in saying the instruction of the people, no matter how rude and elementary, is carried out in that great Empire, and has been for centuries carried out in a mode which should set us an example. In the Chinese villages at the other side of the water, you see all or nearly all the little boys attending school. It may be that they learn, from our point of view, very little. They get off by heart a few moral and ethical precepts, but such as they are, there they are kept repeating them. They are kept at school away from the streets, and whatever the educational result may be, it is manifest that the peace and good order, speaking generally, of that vast Empire, is in no small degree dependent on the vast network of public instruction there is over the whole of China. Now, ladies and gentlemen, this I think is a fitting opportunity for me, in again congratulating Mr. STEWART and congratulating the pupils who have obtained these prizes to-day, to say that whatever discussions there may have been in this Colony, and they have raged pretty warmly now for a good many years, I believe we all unite in an earnest desire to promote the public instruction of the people, and I believe when we come to examine what are called the differences that exist, it will be found they are not very deep and that they should not keep us apart. On a recent occasion, during the absence of my Right Revd. friend Bishop BURDON, I had the pleasure of distributing the prizes at St. Paul's College. What I then said I now repeat, that the Government of this Colony is above the quarrels, discussions, and controversies of the educationists; the only desire of the Government is to do full justice and give fair play to all parties, and it is not because the Government gives assistance one day to one particular party that it is to be debarred the next day from as heartily and equally assisting another party. As long as we can promote public instruction so long, I believe, you will all co-operate with me in carrying out that policy of perfect fairness to all. In doing that, not only will we educate the people, but we will also what is perhaps a secondary consideration but not unimportant-restore a little more harmony into our educational polemics. (Applause).

    HIS EXCELLENCY again rose and said:--I think, gentlemen, I may, imitating the example of my worthy predecessor, SIR ARTHUR KENNEDY, ask Dr. EITEL if he will favour us with a few remarks on a subject on which there is no better authority than himself the great subject of public instruction.

    The Revd. Dr. EITEL:- Your Excellency, ladies and gentlemen, I feel very much at a loss as to what I can possibly say after the very admirable remarks that have already fallen from His Excellency, which have touched a responsive chord in all our hearts, as they ought to do, for we all have at heart the education of our fellow creatures. Only one thing I notice not specially mentioned in His Excellency's speech, but which no doubt is included in His Excellency's programme, and that is, the education of girls. A great deal has indeed already been done in this Colony for the education of boys, but very little for the education of female children, and I hope His Excellency, in his scheme for the future education of this Colony, will make special provision by the institution of girls' schools. (Applause). I have no doubt I am expressing the feelings of all present when I say the education of the Colony is in excellent hands. (Applause).

    Mr. STEWART:-I have to thank Your Excellency, and the ladies and gentlemen who have favoured us with their presence to-day, for your attendance and for the presents which have been given as prizes. If your Excellency will now dismiss us for our holidays until the 1st March we shall be very glad.

HIS EXCELLENCY then announced the holidays and the proceedings terminated.

No. 17.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Despatch, No. 159 of the 7th December, 1877, from the Colonial Office, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st January, 1878.

HONGKONG.

No. 159.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

DOWNING STREET,

7th December, 1877.

SIR,-With reference to your Telegram of 3rd August, and your Despatch No. 86 of the same date, respecting the selection of trained Officers in England for service in the Victoria Gaol, Hongkong, I have the honor to transmit to you, for your information, copies of correspondence between this Department and the Home Office, from which, you will learn that GEORGE HAYWARD has been selected for the Office of Warden, and THOMAS COLE for that of Head Turnkey.

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31

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH JANUARY, 1878.

     The Crown Agents have been instructed to provide passages for these Officers and their families at an early date.

I have the honor to be,

Governor HENNESSY, C.M.G.,

No. 18.

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

Sir,

Your most obedient humble Servant,

ROBERT G. W. HERBERT, (for the EARL OF Carnarvon.)

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     Notice is hereby given, that His Excellency J. POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., has been pleased to recognize TOBIAS PIM, Esquire, provisionally and until Her Majesty's pleasure may be known, as Vice-Consul for Peru.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st January, 1878.

No. 19.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

     Notice is hereby given, that Saturday, the 2nd February, being the Chinese New Year's Day, will be observed as a Holiday throughout the Government Departments.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1878.

No. 20.

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 31st December, 1877, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE

SPECIE

AMOUNT.

IN RESERVE.

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,

373,016

200,000

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

407,298

150,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

544,670

200,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

1,516,781

600,000

TOTAL,...

2,841,765

1,150,000

No. 21.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, up to the 15th February next, for the construction of a High Pressure Boiler, to be built of the best Lowmoor Plate Iron for No. 1 Government Steam Fire Engine, similar in plan to that now fitted to No. 2 Engine, which can be seen at No. 1 Fire Brigade Station, Cross Roads, and for the thorough overhaul and needful repairs, if any, of the said Engine.

Tubes for the said Boiler to be obtained from England by the Contractor, being telegraphed for. Plan and Specification to accompany each Tender.

The entire work to be completed on or before the 31st May, 1878.

Further information can be obtained upon application to the Superintendent of Fire Brigade. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH JANUARY, 1878.

     The Crown Agents have been instructed to provide passages for these Officers and their families at an early date.

I have the honor to be,

Governor HENNESSY, C.M.G.,

No. 18.

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

Sir,

Your most obedient humble Servant,

ROBERT G. W. HERBERT, (for the EARL OF Carnarvon.)

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     Notice is hereby given, that His Excellency J. POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., has been pleased to recognize TOBIAS PIM, Esquire, provisionally and until Her Majesty's pleasure may be known, as Vice-Consul for Peru.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st January, 1878.

No. 19.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

     Notice is hereby given, that Saturday, the 2nd February, being the Chinese New Year's Day, will be observed as a Holiday throughout the Government Departments.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1878.

No. 20.

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 31st December, 1877, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE

SPECIE

AMOUNT.

IN RESERVE.

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,

373,016

200,000

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

407,298

150,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

544,670

200,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

1,516,781

600,000

TOTAL,...

2,841,765

1,150,000

No. 21.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, up to the 15th February next, for the construction of a High Pressure Boiler, to be built of the best Lowmoor Plate Iron for No. 1 Government Steam Fire Engine, similar in plan to that now fitted to No. 2 Engine, which can be seen at No. 1 Fire Brigade Station, Cross Roads, and for the thorough overhaul and needful repairs, if any, of the said Engine.

Tubes for the said Boiler to be obtained from England by the Contractor, being telegraphed for. Plan and Specification to accompany each Tender.

The entire work to be completed on or before the 31st May, 1878.

Further information can be obtained upon application to the Superintendent of Fire Brigade. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH JANUARY, 1878.

ERRATUM.

In Government Notification No. 7 of the 11th January, and No. 14 of the 19th January, for FRANCIS BULKLEY JOHNSON, Esquire, read FARNCIS BULKELEY JOHNSON.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 25th January, 1878.

Letters. Papers.

Kerr, Thomas I

Nicholls,

James T.B.}

Letters, Papers.

A-Cum

2

A-Lock

1

1

2

Buchanan, G.

1

2

2 regd.

Algudo,

Vicente de

Ainslie, S. Adwands, Co- ran & Co.

Brattley, C. O.,

}

Chief Inspector, Calabash Plant- ation, Calabash Bay, Hongkong Blight, John J. 1

Burnell, K. A. 1 Barnby, Alfred 1

Barnes & Co., } 1

Messrs. Batten, Mrs.

Campbell, W. J. ?., (M.D.)

Chun, F.

L.

Donohne, Hugh 1 De Souza &

Co., Messrs. Donkin, F. W. 3 Deverill, John 1

Crovat, Philip}

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pprs.

Gardner, C. J. 1 Goetz, Andr?

Silva, A. B.

1

1

Slater, A. T.

1

L'Estrange,

Spence, A. S.

1

Hutchinson,

Ohana, Miss

1

Henry

1

R. W.

Luna, Miss

1

Omnes, Monsr. 1

Tayt, C.

Hansen, P. G. 1

Lannigar, J.

Tucker, Robt. E, 1

1

Peet & Co., J.

Hernand, An-

1

Lacey, A.

1

Tooth, R.

1

tonio D.

Douglas, J.

1

Low, J.

Pelago, Jos?

1

Thede, Heinrich 1

Tocque, P.

Ι

1;

Duchesne,

Harriman,

Monsr.

}

Capt. H.D.2

Robinson, C.

1

Thomas, F. F. 1

Dantra, K. R.

Hartye, Capt.

Macpherson,

3

22

Rayment, E. W. 11

Tong Hing

1

1

Gordon

Robertson,

W.

Doherty, J.

1 bk.

Hampton, Wm. 1

Markham, C. W. 1 regd.

Capt. R.

parcel

Tonnochy, M. S. 1

Tirofille, Monsr. 1

Moller, Jack

Evans, C. H.

Fred.

}

1

Ryan, Capt.

John

Ughes, G.

1

1

Evans, E.

1

Irommonger,

Merali, Albert

1

1

Rutgers od

Mr.

Moore, Miss

1

Loeff, P. A.

Imbert,

1

Mahd., Meedye 1 regd.

Rosahl, J. E.

Ferrari, Sigr.

Monsr. B.

2

McMillan, Jas. 1

Ing Gung

Murray, W. M. 1

Storror,

2

5

Fadden, Thos. 1

MacDonald,

Fisher, Joseph 1

Joseph, Elia

1

Fox, Mrs.

Chick, Mrs.

1

Johnston, Fred. 1 Jessop, H. R. H. 3

Lieut. J. E.

1st Regt.

Mason, Alexander 1

}

Monsr. Dr.

Shuraffally,

6

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Tyabally

Soloinon, J. A. 1

R. H.

Gair, M. G.

2 regd.

Moreland, L.

1

Stuebuck, J.

1

Viaggiatore,

Frederico

Vidal, Monsr.

Alfoure

Wing Seng

Williams, T.

Whitney, H. T. 1

1

1 regd.

1

Williams, John 1

Chun, F.

1

Gillis, Jas. A.

1

Kelly, J. W.

1

Mann, Henry

2

Smith, Gen.

1

Campbell,

3

Geyer, G.

3

Kirk, Mrs. N. 1

McEnary, J.

1

William

Gibson, Edward 1

Koh See Nah

McIntyre, John 1

Scott, Mrs.

Emmeline

}

1

Young Lung

1 regd.

Yung Tung Hoi 1

For H. M. Ships.

Audacious,......3 Letters.

Egeria,......1 Letter.

Nassau,......1 Letter.

Swinger,.....1 Letter.

Tamar,

......6 Letters.

Victor Emanuel,...9 Letters.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lettors. Papers.

   Adonis Anazi

1

Edward Albroth

Garmouth

1

Louise

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Presto

1

Star of India

Lets. Pprs.

1

3

1 regd.

Elizabeth

Peruvian

1

Dougall

Harriet

Madra

1

1

Benefactor

Black Adder

Beemah

Br?mar

Castle, s.s. Benarty, s.s. Batavia

Carrizal

} 1 regd.

   C. W. Cochrane 2 Countess of Errol Commissary 4 Chili Carnarvonshire

Cashmere

City of Aberdeen

2

1

Elgin

Armitage

Maggie Douglas 1

Roving Sailor

Thomas Bell 7

t

1

Emily Chaplin 2

Harkaway

19

4

Moss Glen

9

Rhoda

1

The Murray

4

1

Twilight

1

E. M. Young

3

1

Hosea, s.s.

1

Messenger 1

Redive

1

Empire

3

Harbinger

4

Merse.

1 regd. 1

Ritt

1

Tail Long

1

Tutuila

Elizabeth Ostel 1

Humboldt

1

Mosquito

6

Rosina

2

1

3

Empreza

1

Marquis of

Renton

1

1

1 regd.

Explorador

Imbros, s.s.

Argyle

Riga, s.s.

Ulloch

Emma Florence 1

Irene

1

Minerva, s.s.

River Lagan 20

3

Undaunted

1

1

India

1

Mars

1

Roderick Hay 1

F. H. Drews

1

Victoria

1

Firth of Tay

7

4

Jubilee

Novelty

1

Saral? Nicholson 1

2

Florence Bailey 1

James Shepherd 1

1

Northampton 13

3

Sapphire

1

Victory

1

2

North Star

1

Scindia

1

General

Kaisow

3

1

Nimrod

1

Star of the North 1

2

Caulfield

St. Elmo

4

Wm. Turner Winlow

1

Gunga, s.s.

1

Lass of Gawler 1

Calabar, s.s.

1

George Crashaw

Loweswater

1

Coeran

1

Globe

1

Leon Crespo

122

Ocean Chief

Sophia

2

Wildwood

795

1

1

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5

Chandos

1

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2-

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2

Lord of the Isles 2

Patria Papillon

1

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3

1

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2

1

S. R. Mead

1

1

G. F. Muntz

1

Largs

1

P. J. Carleton 1

Strathmore

13

Daphne

Golden Russett 2

Ladoren

2 1 regd. Palestine

Store Dealer

1

Zamora Ziba

4

1

1

Age.

Astenbladt.

Ardrossan & Saltcoats

Herald.

Art of Building.

Bremer Handelsblatt. Berlingske Politiske og Advertissements Ti-

dende. Brick and Tile Making.

Court Journal.

Dagbladet.

Dunfermline Saturday

Press.

Daily Recorder. Daily Telegraph. Der Landhote. Der Weinlander. Die Modenwelt.

El Imparcial.

Fuchs and Kunad, p.c. Fanfulla.

Books, &c., without Covers.

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cherungs Artien Gescl- lschaft.

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J. Monton en Zonen, p.c. Jahreshbericht.

Journal de D?bats.

mary.

Lloyds Weekly.

Mail.

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Norddeutsche Allgemeine

Zeitung.

New Zealand Advertiser. Nature, &c.

Public Ledger. Punch.

Ragione.

Revue des Deux Mondes. Rotterdamsche Courant.

Standard.

Statuten der Lebens und

Pensions Berseche-

rungs.

Sample of Cotton. Stieler's Schul Atlas. South Pacific Times.

Thatched House Club

List of Members. Teviotdale Record.

Zoebeli & Co., p.C.

Detained for Postage.

Thomaz, Antonio, Rua do Peligro, Callao, (30 cents),............................

General Post Office, Hongkong, 25th January, 1878.

.......1 Letter.

1878.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

STONE CUTT RS' ISLAND.

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEight 170 FEET.

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

THE HONGKONG

GOVERNMENT

GAZETTE,

DAY AND

DATE.

HOUR.

BARO-

METER

THERMOMETER.

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WI DS

RAIN FALL

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches during previous, 24 hours.

BARO-

METE:

0 TO 12.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

WEA-

In inches

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

BARO- during previous METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

THER.

24 hours.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches

during previous 24 hours.

Saturday,

19th

January.

45.0 42.0

30.55 45.0

9 Noon? 30.52 48.0 51.0 44.0 48.0 43.0 3 30.45 50.0

..

..

b.c.

30.34 | 50.0'

46.0 43.0 N

3

b.c.

30..054.0]

47.0 42.0 N

2

C.V.

28.55 35.0

..

36.0 35.0 NNW

4

o.m.

··

b.c.

0.00

50.0 44.0

b.c.

:

30.36 | 52.0 54.0 41.0 53.0 48.0 N 57.0 52.0 NE

30.3154.0]

3

???

h.c.

0.00

?:

*

b.c.

:

:

30.40 | 55,0 56.5 42.0 52.0 46.0 NNW 30.34 66.0

4

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0.00

28.56 | 40.0 44.0 35.0] 40.0 39.0] NNW]

3

b.c.

0.00

56.0 49.0 NNW

5

b.c.v.

28.50 43.0

:

:

44.0 41.0 NNW

3

b.c.

..

Sunday,

30.52 43.0

20th

9 Noon 30.48 47.0 54.5 43.0 47.0 43.0]

··

43.0 41.0

30.3150.0

45.0 43.0 N

3

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2

C.V.

28.53 36.0]

:

:

37.0 35.0 NW

2

o.p.f.

January.

3

80.40 51.0

:::

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0.00

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b.c.

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b.c.

0.00

30.36 54.5 56.5 46.0 52.0 46.0 N

4

C.V.

0.60

28.52 40.0 43.0 36.0 41.0 40.0 NNE

1

b.c.

0.00

56.5 52.0 NW

3

b.c.

30.29 56 01

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b.c.

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:

Monday,

Co

9

30.43 49.5

21st

January.

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Noon 30.41 53.5 54.0 46.5 53.0 49.0||

30.36 54.5

54.0 50.0

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49.01 47.0

b.c.

30.25 52.0

:

51.0 48 5 NNW

3

b.c.

30.30 57.5]

:

:

:

:

43.0 41.0 NW

2

b.c.

:

58.0 53.0 N

2

b.c.

28.50 44.01

44.5 43,5 NE

3

b.m.

:

:

Tuesday,

22nd

January.

9

30.40 53.0

53.0 50.0

3

Wednesday,

23rd

January.

9

Noon

3

Noon 30.38 57.5 58.0 52.0 57.0 52.0

30.3358.5]

30.38 52.0

30.35 56.0 59.0 50.0 56.0 46.0

58.0 53.0

:

30.30 58.5

::

:

52.0 42.5

True wind cannot be registered.

Do.

b.c.

0.00

30.25 | 55.0 56.0 44.5 56.0] 52,0] NW

3

b.c.

0.00

30.29 | 58.5 60.0 47.5 61,0 54,0 N

3

b.c.

0.00

28.45 43.0 44.5 40.0 44.0 41.5| NW

3

b.m.

0.00

b.c.

30.22 57.0

58.0 55.0 NW

3

b.c.

30.26 58.0

?

30.23 56.0

55.0 52.0 N

2

b.c.

30.25 56 0

:

:

:

60.0 55.0 SE

1

b.c.

:

28.45 45,0

56.0 50.0 N

1

b.c.m.

28.45 45.0

:

:

:

46.0 44.0 NW

1

b.m.

:

46.0 44.0 NE

1

c.m.

0.00

b.c.

b.c.

30.20 55.0

:

:

80.22 | 58.0 60,0 50.0 60.0 56.0 W 30.18 60.0

3

b.e.

0.00

30.26 | 60.0 61.5 46.0 60.0 52.0 N

1

b.c.m.

0.00

28.47 50.0 51.0] 43.0 50.0 48.0 Calm

0

c.m.

0.00

03:0

:

61.0 57.0 W

3

b.c.

30.21 | 61.0]

53.0 48.0 NE

2

b.c.

30.22 | 60.0)

-

58.0 51.0

b.c.

b.c.

0.00

30.20 58.0 62.0 48.0] 62,5 54.0 NE

2

b.c.

0.00

:

:

61.0 55.0] S

1

b.c.m.

:

28.42 52.0

:

:

52.0 48.0 Calm

0

b.c.

52.0 45.0 N

4

b.c.

28.42 48.0

49.0 46.0 NNE

1

b.m.

..

30.18 60.0

..

:

61.5 57.0 SW

3

b.c.

:

30.23 60.0 62.0 48.0 56,0| 47.0] N 30.21 61.0

Co

b.c.

0.00

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28.42 48.0 49.0 42.0, 49.0 46.0 NNE

4

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0.00

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58.0 49.0] S

1

b.c.

28.39 48.0

49.0 44.0 N

n

5

cm.

sday,

24th

January.

30.36 56.0

Co

56.0 51.0

9 Noon 30.34 57.5 59.0 54.0 57.0, 53.0 30.28 58.0

3

C.

30.17 58.0

57.0 53.0 E

3

b.c.

30.22 57.0

..

54.051.0 NE

4

c.m.

28.40 | 45.0

b.c.

0.00

58.0 52.5

b.c.

30.17 59.0 64.0 52.0 59.0 55.0] E 61.0 55.0 E

30.15 60.0

01

g.

0.00

30.23 59.0 61.0 51.0 55.0 52.0 NE

4

b.c.

0.00

:

:??

:

:

46.0 44.0 E

4

c.m.

:

28.40 49.0 50.0 42.0 50.0 47.0 E

GO

3

c.m.

0.00

b.c.

W

:

30.16 59.0]

..

Friday,

9

30.30 58.0

:

:

58.0 54.0

b.c.

30.1460.0

59.0 55.0 ESE

2

b.c.

:

30.16 55.0]

:

:

:

..

55.0 50.0 NE

4

b.c.

28.37 50.5

:

51.0 47.0 E

1

c.m.

:

55.0 53.0 N

3

b.c.

28.43 56.0]

56.0 54,0 SE

1

b.c.

..

25th

Noon 30.26 61.0 61.5 54.0 61.0 56,0|

b.c.

0.00

3

b.c.

January.

3

30.18 61.5

:

61.0 58.0

b.c.

**

3

b.

··

..

30.13 62.0 68.0 51.0 68.5 62.0 ESE 67.5 64.5 ESE

30.08 64.0

STATE OF WEATHER:-6. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); ddrizzling rain; f. foggy; g. gloomy; h. hail; 7. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o overcast; p. passing showers; g. squally; r. rain; s. snow; t. thunder; u. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility. Objects at a distance unusually visible; w. wet (dew). NOTE:-A bar (—) under any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

0.00

:

:

30.16 61.0 52.0 62.0 58.0 55.0 N 30.09 62.0

3

b.c.

0.00

56.0 54.0 N

1

b.m.

:

28.40 59.0 59.0 49.0 59.0 55.0 S 28.33 60.5 61.0 57.0 SE

: ?

1

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0.00

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3

b.m.

Figures

to denote

the Force

of the

Wind.

8

9

10

11

12

Description of Wind.

Calm

Light Air Light Breeze ... Gentle Breeze... Moderate Breeze. Fresh Breeze ·?*?· Strong Breeze

Moderate Gale. Fresh Gale..

Strong Gale

Whole Gale..

Hurricane.

Storm....

Figures

Illustrations of the power of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned Man-of-War or First-class Clipper Ship.

Kate of the Wind per Hour in Miles.

to denote

the Force

of the

Wind.

Just sufficient to give steerage way

With which the above Ship with all sail ( 1 to 2 knots set and clean full would go in smooth water..

3 to 4

5 to 6

(Royals, &c.

99

11

Single Reefs and T. G. Sails.

Triple Reefs, &c.....

In which she could just carry in chase, Double Reefs and Jib, &c. full and by

Close Reefs and Courses

In which she could just bear close-reefed Main Topsail and reefed Foresail

Under Storm Staysail

Bare Poles.......

2

10

11

15

16 - 20

21

25

26

30

31-36

37-44

45

52

53 - 60

10

12

OL2B4DONGGOIN

9

61 - 69

70

- 80

above 80

26 H

JANUARY, 1878.

33

34

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH JANUARY, 1878.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

UNTIL further notice, the. Court will sit in

its Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues- day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

?NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

Thursdays.

By Order,

Mondays and

C. B. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

IN BANKRUPTCY.

OTICE. TONG-YUT, of No. 83, Queen's Road Central, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, Trader in European goods, carrying on business there in copartnership with TONG- HIP-Wo, now absent from the Colony, under the style or firm name of “ KOONG-CHEONG,” having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the 21st day of January, 1878, is hereby required to sur- render himself to the Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of his Creditors to be held before the said Registrar, on the 8th day of February, 1878, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the said Court.

      The said Hon. CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee, and Messrs. SHARF TOLLER & JOHNSON are the Solicitors acting in the bankruptcy.

A Public Sitting will hereafter be appointed by the said Court for the said Bankrupt to pass his final examination, and to make application for his order of discharge, of which sitting notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Ga- zette.

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

Notice is hereby also given to all persons in- debted to the said Bankrupt or that have any of his effects, not to deliver the same but to the said Registrar.

Supreme Court House,

26th day of January, 1878.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re WONG-AKOw, of Tye-Kok-Tsui, British Kowloon, in the Colony of Hongkong, a Bankrupt.

No

OTICE is hereby given that a Meeting of the Creditors of the above named WONG-AKOW,

will be held pursuant to the 151st Section of

MR.

NOTICE.

R. H. F. MEYERINK has been admitted

a PARTNER in our firm from this date.

MEYER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1878.

NOTICE.

the Bankruptcy Ordinance, in the Supreme Court Madmitted a Fartner in our Firm on the

House, on Friday, the 8th day of February, 1878, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, before the Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, Re- gistrar of the Supreme Court, the Officer ap- pointed by the Supreme Court sitting in Bank- ruptcy.

Proofs of debts will be received, and the Creditors who have not proved, or who shall not then prove, will be excluded from the benefit of any Dividend that may be declared, and ail claims not proved will be disallowed.

Supreme Court House,

26th January, 1878.

IN THE GOODS OF GEORGE UNDERHILL SANDS, DECEASED.

NOTICE is hereby given that all Creditors and

other Persons, having any CLAIMS or DEMANDS upon or against the Estate of GEORGE UNDERHILL SANDS, late of Vic- toria, Hongkong, Patent Slip Proprietor and Ship- builder, who died at Victoria, aforesaid, on the 30th day of October, 1877, and whose Will was duly proved, Probate whereof was granted to WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES, of Victoria, afore- said, Esquire, the Executor therein named, by the Supreme Court of Hongkong, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on the 8th day of November, 1877, are hereby required to send, in writing, the Par- ticulars of their CLAIMS or DEMANDS to the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES, at his address aforesaid, or to the Undersigned, WILLIAM HENRY BRERETON, the Solicitor of the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES, at the Office of the said WILLIAM HENRY BRERETON, 29, Queen's Road, Hongkong, on or before the 1st day of May, 1878.

And Notice is hereby given that at the expira- tion of the last mentioned day, the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES will proceed to distribute the Assets of the said GEORGE UNDERHILL SANDS amongst the Parties entitled thereto, having regard to the Claims of which the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES shall then have had notice; and that the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES will not be liable for the Assets, or any part thereof, so distributed, to any person of whose Claim the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES shall not have had notice at the time of the distribution. Dated this 1st day of January, 187 ?).

WM. H. BRERETON, Solicitor for the said WILLIAM HOWELL FORBES.

R. CHARLES DAVID BOTTOMLEY was

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Published by Authority.

No. 5.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 2ND FEBRUARY, 1878.

VOL. XXIV.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 22.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1878.

Government of India.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE, AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 23.)

GONG

BAY OF BENGAL-CHITTAGONG COAST.

      Alteration in Position of the Beacon Lights at the Entrance to Chittagong or Kornafuli River. The following information (with slight alteration) is extracted from a Notice to Mariners published in the Calcutta Gazette. The two beacon lights situated on the southern shore at the entrance to Kornafuly river, have been removed 2,417 yards due south of their former position. The lights, 40 yards apart on a S. E. by E. E. bearing, were exhibited from the new site on the 20th October 1877, the inner or eastern light from a tripod, the outer or western one from a mast, both beacons being painted white.

     The inner light is elevated about 5 feet higher than the outer one, and both are visible in clear weather from a distance of 7 miles through an arc of 160,° or when bearing from S. E. by S., through east and north, to N. by W.

During southerly winds, sailing vessels from the southward and westward (especially those at some distance in the offing) should avoid getting to the northward of the lights; but at night with the outer or western light bearing E. N., should run in and anchor in 5 fathoms at low water springs, about 2 miles from the light, to await day-light.

     The Beacons in line, and the Hill flagstaff bearing N. E., will place a vessel about half a mile southwestward of the bar buoys; from this position the bar and river buoys will be distinctly seen, and the services of a local pilot are always obtainable. Vessels should not attempt to cross the bar without a pilot, as the channel to Chittagong is long, narrow, and somewhat intricate.

Position of beacons, latitude 22° 10' 50" N., longitude 91° 48′ 29′′ E.

[Bearings are Magnetic and from Seaward. Variation 3o Easterly in 1877.] By Direction of the Government of India,

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 6th December 1877.

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr. (late I. N.,)

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

      This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Chittagong or Kornafuly river, No. 84; Sea-face of Sunderbuns, No. 138c; Sheet 5: Palmyra point to Chittagong, No. 1681; Bay of Bengal, No. 70b; Indian Ocean, Sheet 2: Northern portion, No. 748b: also, Admiralty List of Lights, South Africa, East Indies, &c., 1877; Marine Survey of India Light list, No. 8; and Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I., page 484.

       If this Notice is received on boardship, the substance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by it, and introduced into the Sailing Directions to which it relates.

No. 21.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at this Office, up to the 15th February next, for the construction of a High Pressure Boiler, to be built of the best Lowmoor Plate Iron for No. 1 Government Steam Fire Engine, similar in plan to that now fitted to No. 2 Engine, which can be seen at No. 1 Fire Brigade Station, Cross Roads, and for the thorough overhaul and needful repairs, if any, of the said Engine.

 Tubes for the said Boiler to be obtained from England by the Contractor, being telegraphed for. Plan and Specification to accompany each Tender.

The entire work to be completed on or before the 31st May, 1878.

Further information can be obtained upon application to the Superintendent of Fire Brigade. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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Letters. Papers.

A-Cum

Gaitano Ravano 1

A-Lock

Algudo, V. de 1

Donkin, F. W. 3

Hutchinson 1

Adwands & Co. 4

Deverill, John 1

Hansen, P. G. 1

Aruta, G.

1

Douglas, J.

1

Hernand, A. D. 1

Asplans, E. H. 1

Duchesne, M.

1

Harriman, H. 2

Dantra, K. R. 1

Hartye, W.

1

Brattley, C. O. 1

Doherty, J.

Blight, John J. 1

1bk. Hampton, Wm. 1

2

Davis, Quintin 1

Holam, E.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND FEBRUARY, 1878.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 31st January, 1878.

Letters. Papers.

Donohne, Hugh 1 De Souza

1

2

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lannigar, J. 1 Lader, A. B.

Robinson, C.

Letters. Papers.

1

Rayment, E. W. 11 Robertson, R.

Lets. Pprs.

1

Thede, Heinrich 1 Tocque, P. Thomas, F. F. 1 Tong Hing 2 Tonnochy, M. S. 1 Tirofille, Monsr. 1 Tucker, B. W. 1

Thomas, Jas., 2

1 parcel

Macpherson, G. 3

22

Rutgers, P. A. 1

Markham, C. W. 1 regd.

Rosahl, J. E. 1

Moller, J. F.

1

Ryan, John

1

Merali, Albert

1

Rollan, Monsr. 1

Moore, Miss

1

Rosenthal, P.

1

1

Buchanan, G. 1

Mahd., Meedye I regd.

Burnell, K. A. 1

Evans, C. H.

Murray, W. M. 1

Storror, Dr.

2

1

Barnby, Alfred 1 Barnes & Co., 1 Batten, W.

Irommonger,

1

MacDonald, J. E.1

Evans, E.

Shuraffally, T. 6

NUT

Ughes, G.

1

1

Imbert, B.

1

Moreland, L.

1

Solomon, J. A. 1

Ing Gung

1

Mann, Henry

2

Stuebuck, J.

1

1

Bun Hang Hau 1 regd. Bushamante, A. 1

Ferrari, A.

Viaggiatore, F. 1

Fadden, Thos. I

McEnary, J.

1

Joseph, Elia

Smith, Geo.

1

Vidal, A.

1

1

Mirza, A. M. S. 1 regd.

Fisher, Joseph 1

Scott, Mrs. E. 1

Johnston, Fred. 1

Mills, Chas. F. 2

Fox, Mrs.

Silva, A. B.

1

1

Jessop, H. R. H. 3

Campbell, W.

Muller, Andr?

Slater, A. T. 1

Wing Seng

2

J. S., (M.D.) J

Spence, A. S.

1

Gillis, Jas. A.

1

Kelly, J. W.

1

Chick, Mrs.

Nicholls, J. T. B.

Stronach, W. S. 1

Gibson, Edward 1

Campbell, W. 4

2

Gardner, C. J. 1

Chun, F.

2 regd.

Gayer, M. G.

1

Kirk, Mrs. N. 1 Koh See Nah 1 Kerr, Thomas I

Sasso, Luigi

Ohana, Miss O'Hushi, T.

1

Shannon, J. H.

1

Williams, T.

Williams, John 1

Whitney, H. T. 1 Walker, Joseph 1 1

1 regd.

1

1

Chun, F.

1 1

Geldart, Rev. E. 1

Crovat, P. L.

1

Caven, George 1bk.regd.

Gilkison, W. P. 1 Garceau, A.

Tayt, C.

2

22

Luna, Miss L'Estrange, H. 2

1

Peet & Co., J. Pelago, Jos?

1

1

Tucker, Robt. E. 1 Tooth, R.

Young Lung Yung Tung Hoi 1

1 regd.

For H.M. Ships.

Audacious,......7 Letters. Curlew,......1 Letter. Swinger,......3 Letters. Tamar, ......1 Letter. Victor Emanuel,...10 Letters. Vigilant,

For Merchant Ships.

......1 Letter.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets Pprs.

Adonis Anazi

1

1 regd.

Edward Albroth

Elizabeth

1

Harriet

1

Armitage

}

Lombardian

1

Abercarne

1

Dougall

Harkaway 20

4

Madra

Roving Sailor Rhoda Redive

1

Thomas Bell 7 The Murray

1

5

1

Twilight

1

Elgin

Hosea, s.s.

1

Maggie Douglas 1

Ritt

1

Tail Long

1

Benefactor

2

1

Emily Chaplin 2

Harbinger

4

Moss Glen

9

Rosina

1

Tai Watts

1

Black Adder

1

Beemah

1

Benarty, s.s.

Batavia

1 regd.

E. M. Young 3

Elizabeth Ostel 1 Empreza

1

Explorador 1 Emma Florence 1

Humboldt

1

Messenger 1

Renton

Thales, s.s.

1 regd.

Merse 1 regd. 1

1

Riga, s.s.

Imbros, s.s.

2

Mosquito

6

2

River Lagan 21

3

Ulloch

2

Irene

1

1

Marquis of

1

Roderick Hay 1

Undaunted 1

India

1

Carrizal

1

Argyle

Rhuddland

1

Eastern Isles 1

Minerva, s.s.

1

Castle

C. W. Cochrane 3

Victoria

1

Jubilee

2

Mars

1

Commissary

4

Victory

Chili

2

F. H. Drews

1

James Shepherd 2

3

Malabar

1

Martha Jackson 1

Sarah Nicholson 1

2

Cashmere

1

Firth of Tay

7

4

Kaisow

3

1

City of Aberdeen

1

Florence Bailey 1

Sapphire

1

Wm. Turner

2

Kenton

2

Northampton 13

3

Star of the North 1

Calabar, s.s.

North Star 1

St. Elmo

Coeran

General

Chandos

2

Carnatic

Charlton, s.s.

?

Corona

Cilurnum

Daphene

1

Gunga, s.s. George Crashaw 4 Globe

Caulfield }

2

Lass of Gawler 1 Loweswater

1

1

Leon Crespo

122

Patria

1

Sophia Sophie

P. J. Carleton 1

1

1 1

Lord of the Isles 2 Largs

Palestine

1

Presto

G. F. Muntz 1

Ladoren

21 regd. Peruvian

1

Garmouth

1

Louise

1

Duchaffaut

Golden Russett 1

Leonie

1

Staghound

2

S. R. Mead

1

1

Strathmore

15

Yentai, s.s.

1

Store Dealer

Star of India

3

Quarta, s.s.

Sir Harry Parkes 1

Zamora Ziba

1 1

Winlow

Wildwood

Wealthy Pen-

dleton

W. E. Gladstone 6

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1

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General Post Office, Hongkong, 31st January, 1878.

THE HONGKONG

GOVERNMENT

GAZETTE,

2ND FEBRUARY,

1878.

37

1878.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND,

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1.823 FEET.

WINDS

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

DAY AND

BARO-

0 TO 12.

HOUR.

DATE.

METER

WEA-

THER.

BARO-

0 TO 12.

WEA-

In inches

METER

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force. Saturday, 9 30.18 62.0

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

THER.

Atta. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches

during previous 24 hours.

62.0 59.5

b.c.

30.04 64.0|

64.5 62.0 ESE

3

..

b.c.

30.06 63.0

61.0 59.0 NNE

1

b.c.

28.34 60.0

..

:

60.0 57.0 SSE

2

b.e.

..

26th Noon 30.15 65.5 66.0 59.5 65.0 62.0 January. 3 30.10 65.0

:?

:

!

b.c.

30.04 68.0 71.0 57.0 70.0 65.5 ESE

3

b.c.

0.00

:

65.0 62.0

C.

30.00 68.0

68.0 65.0 SE

2

b.c.

:

:

30.05 64.5 65.0 56.0 62.0. 59.0 NNE 30.03 64.5

2

b.c.

0.00

28.31 63.0 63,0 56.0 63.0 60.0 SE

2

b.c.

0.00

61.5 60.0 NE

3

b.c.

28.26 62.0

62.0 61.0 SSW

2

:

b.c.

?

Sunday, 30.21 67.0 67.0 65.0 27th Noon 30.20 | 67.5 68.0 60.0 67.0 64.0 January. 3 30.16 67.0 67.0 65.0

: 8

€.

:

C.

:

30.06 68.0 68.5 66.5 E 30.07 69.0 71.0 61.0 68.0 67.0 E 30.05 71.01

2

g.

30.11 65.0

66.0 64.0 NNE

1

O.C.

28.38 63.0

63.0 63.0 SSE

2

o.p.f.

:

1

o.r.

0.00

30.11 | 67.0 69.0 65.0 68.0 64.0 NE

2

O.C.

0.00

28.27 63.0 63.0 56,0| 6300 63.0, SSE

2

o.f.

0.00

:

73.0 69.0 ESE

3

**

b.c.

30.06 67.5

Monday, 9 30.30 56.5

28th Noon 30.25 56.5 57.5 55.5 56.0 55.0

January. 3 30.18 56.5

Tuesday, 9 30.20 60.0

29th Noon 30.18 62.0 63.0 55.5] 62.0 61.0 30.12 62.0

January. 3

56.0 55.0

c.m.

30.12 62.0

57.5 57.0 E

5

o.d.

30.16 61.0|

:

56.0 55.0

60.0 55.0

:??

Wednesday, 9

30.28 59.0

62.0] 61.0

59.0.56.0

30th Noon 30.27 57.5 63.0 56.5 57.0 54.0

True wind

cannot be registered.

c.m.

30.12 62.0 72.0] 54.0 58.0 56.5 E

6

o.m.

0.02

c.m.

30.06 62.0)

:

58.0 56,0 ESE

5

o.m.

30.08 61.0

Do.

c.f.

??

c.f.

30.02 62.0

60.5 60.0 E

4

g.m.

30.07 61.5

:

: ?

:

:

:

:

67.0 64.0 NE

2

O.C.

28.33 63.0

:

:

:

--

63.0 63.0 SSE

1

b.p.c.

54.0 54.0 NE

4

o.m.

28.37 50.0;

..

50.0 50.0 E

4

o.f.

30.14 60.0 62.0 52.0 54.0 53.0 NE

4

o.d.

0.00

28.30 | 50.0 51.0 50.0 51.0 51.0 E

6

o.f.

0.00

55.0 55.0 NE

4

o.d.

28.24 50.0

:

:

..

51.0 51.0 SE

4

o.f.

59.0 58.5 N

3

f.

:

28.32 60.0

61.0 61.0 SE

5

3

30.03 64.0 63,0 54.0 63.0 62.0 ESE

4 g.p.

0.00

30.08 62.0 63.0 56.5 60.0 59.0] N

2

f.

0.00

C.

:

January.

Co

3

30.24 58.0

Thursday,

9 30.35 54.0

:

:

:

58.0 53.0

b.c.

b.c.

b.c.

:

:

:

?

30.01 64.0]

30.1061.0

30.11 60.0 64.0 53.0 60.0 56.5 NW 30.09 61.0

59.5 56.5 W

63.0 62.0 ESE

4

g.m.

30.03 62.5

57.0 55.0 NW

4

b.c.

:

30.13 63.5|

:

:

59.0 58.5 N

3

CO

o.m.

:

28.31 62.0 63.0 56.0 63.0 63.0 SE

28.28 63.0

10

?

o.f.

:

:

o.f.

0.00

:

:

63.0 3.0 SE

6

o.f.

56.0 52.0 N

1

b.c.

28.36 49.0

50.0 50.0 NW

3

o.f.

:

3

b.c.

0.00

30.14 63.5 64.0 54.0 56,0 52,5| N

3

b.c.

0.00

1

b.c.

30.12 62.0

58.0 53.0 N

2

b.c.

8:0

28.34 49.0 49.0 47.0 48.0 48.0 NW

2

b.c.m.

0.00

28.31 49.0

49.0 47.5 NNW

3

b.c.m.

54.0 50.0

C.

30.17 58.0

:

:

55.5 52.0 N

2

b.c.

:

30.20 | 60.0

31st

January.

Noon 30.32 55.0 58.5 52.0 55.0 51.0]

3

30.28 55.0

?? :

C.

55.0 51.0

s

:

30.17 | 60.0 61.0 50.0 56.5 53.0 NE 30.1559.0 56.0 53.0 ENE

3

00

g.

0.01

3 g.

3:

52.0 48.0 NE 30.21 | 60.0 62.5 55.0 53.0, 49.5| NE 30.16 60.0 53.0 50.0 NE

3

O.C.

28.41 45.0

:

:

45.0 44.0 ENE

4

b.c.

3 O.C.

0.00

4

··

0.0.

*

28.39 46.5 47.5 45.0 47.0 45.5 E 28.34 45.0

4

c.m.

46.0 45.0 E

4

o.m.

:

: 8:

0.00

Friday,

1st

9

30.30 55.0

55.0] 53,5

c.m.

30.15 58.0|

Noon 30.28 55.0 56.0, 54.0 55.0] 53.5]

c.m.

February. 3 30.22 55.0

:

:

55.0 53.5

c.m.

::

56.5 54.0 E 30.1459.0 57.0 52.0 59.0 56.0 E 30.09 59.0 59.0 56.0 ESE

:

3 g.

3 g.m.

3 g.p.

28.37 46.5

47.5 47.5 ESE

5

o.f.

0.00

Telegraph wire out of order.

范:

:

:

28.33 | 48.0 49.0 46.0 49.0 49.0 E 28.23 47.0

4

0.f.

49.0 48.0 E

4

C.

::

0.00

STATE OF WEATHER:-b. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain; f. foggy; g. gloomy; h. hail; 7. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o. overcast; p. passing showers; g. squally; 7. rain; s. snow; t. thunder; u. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility. Objects at a distance unusually visible; w. wet (dew). NOTE:--A bar (-) under any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

Illustrations of the power of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned Man-of-War or First-class Clipper Ship,

Rate of the Wind per Hour in Miles.

Figures to denote

the Force

of the

Wind.

Calm

Light Air

Light Breeze

Gentle Breeze Moderate Breeze. Fresh Breeze..

8

9

11

012340UZBCOL2

Strong Gale.

Whole Gale..

Hurricane.

Strong Breeze

Moderate Gale.. Fresh Gale

Storm...

Just sufficient to give steerage way.

""

With which the above Ship with all sail ( 1 to 2 knots set and clean full would go in smooth 3 to 4 water.. 5 to 6

Royals, &c.

In which she could just carry in chase, full and by

0 to 2

3 - 10

11 - 15

16

20

21

25

26

30

Single Reefs and T. G. Sails.

31

36

Double Reefs and Jib, &c.

37 - 44

Triple Reefs, &c...

45

52

8

Close Reefs and Courses

53 - 60

61

69

10

www

70 80

11

above 80

12

OLQB45C7BDO-2

In which she could just bear close-reefed Main Topsail and reefed Foresail

Under Storm Staysail

Bare Poles...

Figures

to denote

the Force

of the

Description of Wind.

Wind.

38

THE HONGKONG COVERNMENT GAZETTE, 2ND FEBRUARY, 1878.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

UNTs stuntary Jurisdiction, on ev'ry Tues-

NTIL further notice, the Cour will sit in

its

day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

Tofiginal Jurisdiction on Mondays and

Thursdays.

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

OTICE.-TONG-YUT, of No. 83, Queen's

Road Central, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, Trader in European goods, carrying

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re WONG-AK?w, of Tye-Kok-Tsui, British Kowloon, in the Colony of Hongkong, a Bankrupt.

NOTIC

OTICE is hereby given that a Meeting of the Creditors of the above named WONG-AKOW, will be held pursuant to the 151st Section of the Bankruptcy Ordinance, in the Supreme Court House, on Monday, the 18th day of February, A.D. 1878, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, before the Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, Registrar of the Supreme Court, the Officer ap- pointed by the Supreme Court sitting in Bank- ruptcy.

Proofs of debts will be received, and the Creditors who have not proved, or who shall not then prove, will be excluded from any benefit of any Dividend that may be declared, and all claims not proved will be disallowed.

Supreme Court House,

2nd February, 1878.

THE HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS.

HE NINTH ORDINARY ANNUAL

the above Company will be held at the Office of the Company, No. 7, Queen's Road, on Monday, the 18th February next, at Three o'clock in the afternoon, to receive a State- ment of Accounts for the year 1877, the Report of the General Managers, and to elect a Con- sulting Committee and Auditors.

on business there in copartnership with TONG-MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS in HIP-Wo, now absent from the Colony, under the style or firm name of " KOONG-CHEONG," having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the 21st day of January, 1878, is hereby required to sur- render himself to the Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of his Creditors to be held before the said Registrar, on the 8th day of February, 1878, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the said Court.

    The said Hon. CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee, and Messrs. SHARF TOLLER & JOHNSON are the Solicitors acting in the bankruptcy.

   A Public Sitting will hereafter be appointed by the said Court for the said Bankrupt to pass his final examination, and to make application for his order of discharge, of which sitting notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Ga- zette.

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

Notice is hereby also given to all persons in- debted to the said Bankrupt or that have any of his effects, not to deliver the same but to the said Registrar.

Supreme Court House,

26th day of January, 1878.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co., General Managers, Hongkong Fire Insurance Company, Limited.

Hongkong, January 26th, 1878.

THE HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.

THE E

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Hongkong, January 26th, 1878.

NOTICE.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 6.

No. 23.

Published by Aathority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. XXIV.

The following letter from His Grace the Duke of BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS, dated Government House, Madras, 28th December, 1877, together with a letter from Mr. MUNSIE, Officiating Honorary Secretary to the General Committee, Madras Famine, dated Madras, 29th December, 1877, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

MADRAS, 28th December, 1877.

     SIR, I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4th December, 1877, enclosing Draft for Rupees 1,719.6.4 towards the Indian Famine Relief Fund.

I beg to convey to you, and through you to the residents at Hongkong, my best thanks for the sympathy felt, and the aid extended towards the suffering poor of this Presidency.

His Excellency JOHN POPE HENNESSY, Esq.,

Governor of Hongkong.

I remain, Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS.

THE MADRAS FAMINE, 1877.

GENERAL COMMITTEE, MADRAS, 29th December, 1877.

Honble. J. POPE HENNESSY,

Governor of Hongkong,

Hongkong.

YOUR HONOR,-I am directed by the Committee of the above Fund to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 4th instant, to the address of His Grace the Duke of BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS, Governor of Madras, enclosing a Draft for Rupees 1,719.6.4 for the above Fund, being proceeds of a concert given by Members of the German Club, &c., and an Amateur Dramatic Performance by the Sailors of H. M.'s Ship Audacious, for which I beg to thank you in the name of the Committee.

I remain,

Your Honor's most obedient Servant,

W. W. MUNSIE,

Offg. Hon. Secretary.

40

No. 24.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9?? FEBRUARY, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following letter from THOMAS G. KNOX, Esquire, Her Majesty's Political Agent and Consul General at the Court of Siam, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANGKOK, January 19th, 1878.

SIR,-I have the honour to inform you that the prohibition laid by the Siamese Government on the Export of Rice from Siam has been removed from this day.

To His Excellency

No. 25.

JOHN POPE HENNESSY,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

Governor and Commander-in-Chief,

HONGKONG.

I have the honour to be,

Your Excellency's

Most obedient Servant,

THOMAS GEORGE KNOX.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The scarcity of water in the Pok-foo-lum Reservoir rendering necessary the greatest economy of the present diminished supply, persons having water laid on to their premises are enjoined to see that leaky and defective pipe joints, taps and other fittings are made watertight.

They are also earnestly requested to adopt all precautions against too lavish a use of water obtained from the mains and to prohibit their servants from drawing water from that source for the irrigation of gardens.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1878.

No. 26.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that by request of the Marine Survey Department, Calcutta, as per Memorandum subjoined, the date of Notice to Mariners No. 23 of 1877, regarding the lights at the entrance to the Chittagong River is altered from the 6th to the 22nd December, 1877.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1877.

MEMORANDUM.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby requested that the date of Notice to Mariners No. 23 of 1877, regarding the lights at the entrance to the Chittagong River, may be altered from the 6th to the 22nd December, 1877.

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, (Comdr, late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, the 4th January 1878.

No. 27.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

40

No. 24.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9?? FEBRUARY, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following letter from THOMAS G. KNOX, Esquire, Her Majesty's Political Agent and Consul General at the Court of Siam, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANGKOK, January 19th, 1878.

SIR,-I have the honour to inform you that the prohibition laid by the Siamese Government on the Export of Rice from Siam has been removed from this day.

To His Excellency

No. 25.

JOHN POPE HENNESSY,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

Governor and Commander-in-Chief,

HONGKONG.

I have the honour to be,

Your Excellency's

Most obedient Servant,

THOMAS GEORGE KNOX.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The scarcity of water in the Pok-foo-lum Reservoir rendering necessary the greatest economy of the present diminished supply, persons having water laid on to their premises are enjoined to see that leaky and defective pipe joints, taps and other fittings are made watertight.

They are also earnestly requested to adopt all precautions against too lavish a use of water obtained from the mains and to prohibit their servants from drawing water from that source for the irrigation of gardens.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1878.

No. 26.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that by request of the Marine Survey Department, Calcutta, as per Memorandum subjoined, the date of Notice to Mariners No. 23 of 1877, regarding the lights at the entrance to the Chittagong River is altered from the 6th to the 22nd December, 1877.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1877.

MEMORANDUM.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby requested that the date of Notice to Mariners No. 23 of 1877, regarding the lights at the entrance to the Chittagong River, may be altered from the 6th to the 22nd December, 1877.

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, (Comdr, late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, the 4th January 1878.

No. 27.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

Government of India.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE, AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 1.)

HINDOSTAN-WEST COAST-BOMBAY HARBOUR.

Position of Middle Ground.

41

Notice is hereby given that the Middle Ground battery, Bombay harlar, as at present delineated on the Admiralty Chart No. 2621, is upwards 10 degrees ont in its relative bearing from the Dolphin beacon light, being nearly two cables

to the northward of its correct position.

     The centre of the Middle Ground should bear from the Dolphin light N. 66° E. 1450 yards, instead of, as now shewn on the chart, N. 54° E.

     The soundings along the foreshore, extending from abreast Colaba point to Mody bay and to a distance of half a mile from that shore, appear to have been incorrectly reduced on the above Chart, as a further reduction of from 3 to 5 feet is necessary to represent the actual depth in that portion of the harbour,

[Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 0° 55′ Easterly in 1878.]

By Direction of the Government of India,

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, (Comdr., late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 5th January 1878.

      If this Notice is received on boardship, the substance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by it; but it does not affect the Directions in the Admiralty West coast of Hindostan Pilot, page 136, where the marks given for clearing the Middle Ground are correct.

Government of South Australia.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

RIVER MURRAY,

Lake Alexandrina.

Referring to the Notice issued from this Office dated 1st September, 1877, Mariners are now hereby informed that on the 1st of February, 1878, a Revolving White Light, having total eclipses every 30 seconds, will be exhibited at the Lighthouse on Point Malcolm, and will be visible in clear weather from a distance of ten (10) miles. When much refraction exists it will be seen further.

The Tower and Keeper's Cottage are painted white.

The focal plane of the light is about 70 feet above the ordinary level of the lake.

Marine Board Office, Port Adelaide, December 11, 1877.

R. H. FERGUSON,

President Marine Board.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

MILANG-RIVER MURRAY-LAKE ALEXANDRINA.

Referring to a Notice issued from this Office on 5th October, 1877, Mariners are now hereby informed, that on the 1st of February, 1878, a Fixed Bright White Light will be exhibited during the Night at the end of the Milang Jetty, and will be visible in clear weather from a distance of about (5) five miles.

December 11, 1877.

R. H. FERGUSON,

President Marine Board.

No. 21.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     Tenders will be received at this Office, up to the 15th February next, for the construction of a High Pressure Boiler, to be built of the best Lowmoor Plate Iron for No. 1 Government Steam Fire Engine, similar in plan to that now fitted to No. 2 Engine, which can be seen at No. 1 Fire Brigade Station, Cross Roads, and for the thorough overhaul and needful repairs, if any, of the said Engine.

 Tubes for the said Boiler to be obtained from England by the Contractor, being telegraphed for. Plan and Specification to accompany each Tender.

The entire work to be completed on or before the 31st May, 1878.

Further information can be obtained upon application to the Superintendent of Fire Brigade.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Ofice, Hongkong, 25th January, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

42

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

No. 28.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Table of Meteorological Observations, taken at the Government Lock Hospital, during the Month of January, 1878, is published for general information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1878.

By Command,

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT LOCK HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY, 1878. 137 feet above mean low level of Spring Tides.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

THERMOMETERS (Fahrenheit.)

HYGROMETER.

DAY OF MONTH.

WIND.

CLOUD

RAIN IN

INCHES

BAROMETER.

SELF REGISTERING

DAY OF WEEK.

ATTACHED

IN SHADE.

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

MAX.

MAX.

DIUR-

SUN,

BULB

SUN,

BULB

Ex-

MIN.

ON

NAL

RANGE,

IN

VACUO.

GRASS.

IN

POSED.

SHADE.

9 A.M.

3 P.M.

9 A.M. 3 P.M. Min. Max.

Temp. at

Noon.

DIURNAL

RANGE, BULB

EXPOSED.

MIN.

IN SOIL,

DRY BULB IN WET BULBIN SHADE. SHADE.

6

HUMIDITY

COMPLETE SATURATION =100.

DEW POINT.

QUARTER.

INCHES

DEEP.

A.M.

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.

DURING

THE

PREVI-

OUS 24

HOURS.

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

0-10.

Tuesday,

29.80

84.

68.0

Wednesday,

29.80

Thursday,

Friday,

Saturday,

...

Sunday,

Monday,

Tuesday,

Wednesday,

10

Thursday,

11

Friday,.

12

Saturday,

13

Sunday.

14

Monday,

Tuesday,

16

Wednesday,

17

18

Thursday,.

Friday,

19

20

Saturday,

Sunday,

21 Monday,

22 Tuesday,

23

Wednesday,

24 Thursday,

25

Friday,

26 Saturday,

27 Sunday,

28

Monday,

30.06

29 Tuesday,

30

Wednesday,

31

Thursday,

Mean

77.

Summary of January, 1877:-Mean Shade Temp.,

.63.4

Total Rain fall, .

29.74 76.0 77.0 67.0 78.0 77.0 100. 70.0 76.0 77.0 73.0 74.0 84. 84. 29.70 76.0 79.0 66.0 71.0 76.0 122. 95. 67.0 5.0 28.0 69.0 76.0 78.0 74.0 76.0 89. 29.85 29.85 52.0 53.0 48.0 54.0 53.0 110. 90. 51.0 6.0 39.0 57.0 52.0 53.0 49.0 49.0 80. 30.02 29.95 49.0 52.0 43.0 52.0 50.0 90. 76. 45.0 9.0 31.0 52.6 49.0 52.0 45.0 48.0 73.

29.96 29.90 52.0 53.0 46.0 54.0 53.0 85. 74. 48.0 8.0 20.0 53.0 52.0 53.0 49.0

29.92 29.90 55.0 55.0 50.0 58.0 57.0 82. 72. 52.0 8.0 20.0 54.0 55.0 55.0 53.0 30.16 29.13 44.0 48.0 40.0 48.0 47.0 78. 68. 41.0 8.0 27.0 50.0 43.0 48.0 39.0 30.20 30.10 45.0 46.0 40.0 49.0 47.0 76. 66. 41.0 9.0 25.0 48.0 45.0 46.0 43.0 44.0 85. 30.22 30.14 47.0 45.0 41.0 49.0 47.0 75. 65. 43.0 8.0 22.0 40.0 47.0 45.0 43.0 43.0 73.

30.25 30.16 48.0 53.0 41.0 54.0 53.0 94. 65. 40.0 13.0 25.0 47.0 48.0 53.0 46.0 49.0 86. 30.30 30.24 51.0 54.0 45.0 56.0 55.0 97. 70. 46.0 11.0 24.0 50.0 51.0 54.0 47.0 49.0 74. 69. 30.30 30.22 49.0 52.0 44.0 52.0 51.0 108. 67. 45.0 8.0 22.0 51.0 49.0 52.0 46.0 47.0 30.28 30.20 52.0 56.0 45.0 57.0 56.0 115. 77. 47.0 12.0 30.0 50.0 52.0 57.0 48.0 51.0

30.20 30.06 55.0 57.0 49.0 58.0 57.0 115. 74. 50.0 9.0 24.0 53.0 55.0 57.0 51.0 54.0 75. 30.20 30.10 53.0 54.0 46.0 55.0 53.0 105. 70. 47.0 9.0 23.0 51.0 53.0 54.0 51.0 51.0 86. 30.30 30.24 49.0 54.0 46.0 54.0 53.0 92. 67. 47.0 8.0 20.0 51.0 49.0 54.0 45.0 49.0 73. 30.25 30.20 50.0 55.0 45.0 56.0 54.0 120. 75. 48.0 11.0 27.0 51.0 50.0 55.0 46.0 49.0 74. 30.25 30.20 50.0 48.0 45.0 54.0 52.0 100. 72. 46.0 9.0 26.0 50.0 50.0 48.0 47.0 46.0 80. 30.30 30.23 45.0 51.0 40.0 51.0 49.0 111. 71. 42.0 11.0 29.0 46.0 45.0 51.0 40.0 46.0 66. 30.27 30.16 43.0 51.0 38.0 50.0 48.0 118. 78. 40.0 12.0 38.0 44.0 43.0 53.0 40.0 48.0 78. 30.20 30.14 49.0 55.0 42.0 54.0 50.0 116. 76. 50.0 56.0 46.0 50.0 30.18 30.10 55.0 57.0 48.0 58.0 57.0 110. 75. 55.0 10.0 20.0 50.0 56.0 58.0 51.0 52.0 70. 66. 46.3 46.6 30.15 30.07 53.0 58.0 46.0 | 61.0 60.0 128. 88. 60.0 15.0 28.0 48.0 53.0 60.0 48.0 51.0 69. 54. 43.0 30.14 30.05 57.0 58.0 50.0 59.0 58.0 128. 88. 55.0 9.0 33.0 51.0 57.0 58.0 50.0 51.0 61. 61. 43.6 44.7 30.09 30.00 58.0 64.0 51.0 66.0 65.0 122. 85. 65.0 15.0 20.0 52.0 59.0 66.0 54.0 59.0 71. 64. 49.5 53.3 30.00 29.90 64.0 66.0 55.0 70.0 67.0 130. 93. 68.0 15.0 25.0 56.0 65.0 66.0 61.0 62.0 78. 78. 57.7 58.8 30.02 29.95 69.0 68.0 61.0 71.0 69.0 116. 89. 68.0 10.0 21.0 60.0 69.0 68.0 66.0 65.0 83. 83. 63.7 62.6 29.95 56.0 56.0 53.0 57.0 56.0 106. 85. 56.0 1.0 29.0 55.0 56.0 56.0 54.0 54.0 87.

29.98 29.90 60.0 61.0 53.0 64.0 63.0 100. 80. 54.0 11.0 26.0 52.0 60.0 61.0 58.0 59.0 88. 30.05 30.00 55.0 58.0 50.0 57.0 56.0 92. 78. 56.0 7.0 22.0 55.0 55.0 58.0 53.0 52.0 87. 30.10 30.05 54.0 55.0 48.0 56.0 55.0 122. 81. 52.0 8.0 29.0 49.0 64.0 55.0 49.0 50.0 69.

30.12 30.01 53.9 56.4 48.1 57.5 56.2 105. 51.8 9.7 26.0 52.3 54.0 55.8 50.4 0.03 inches. Rain fell on

11.0

16.0

89.

74.

74.

70.9 71.9 72.6 74.6 45.9 45.0 40.7 43.9

W.

S.W.

N.W.

N.

Bzzz

W.

8

N.W.

10

10

N.

1.00

10

6

N.

9

49.0 80.

74.

45.9 45.0

N.E.

N.E

0.07

10

52.0 87.

81.

51.1 49.1

N.W.

N.W.

0.11

10

9

44.0 71.

73.

34.2

39.6

N.

N.

86.

40.7 41.7

N.E.

N.

10

10

85.

38.5

40.7

N.

N.W.

0.03

10

10

74.

* 43.8

45.0

N.N.E.

N.W.

0.10

10

42.8 44.1

N.N.W.

N.N.W.

79.

69. 42.8

41.9

N.

N.

10

74.

65.

43.9

45.5

N.W.

N.E.

81.

47.2

51.2

N.E.

E.

80.

49.0 48.1

N.W.

N.W.

0.12

10

6

69.

40.7 44.1

N.W.

N.W.

0.05

10

86.

65. 41.8 43.2 43.8 43.8 N.E. 68. 34.2 40.8 N.W.

N.E.

N.E.

N.W.

10

N.W.

69. 36.4

43.0

N.W.

N.W.

43.0 12.0 33.0 48.0

74.

65. 41.8 44.4

N.W.

N.W.

N.W.

N.W.

43.1

N.

N.W.

E.

E.

N.E.

E.

N.E.

E.

E.

E.

87.

52.1 52.1

E.

E.

88.

56.2 57.3

E.

E.

10

10

10

10

66.

70.

51.1 46.6 44.1 45.2

N.W.

N.W.

N.E.

E.

0.04

9

52.3 77.

74.

48.2 49.7

1.52

...

1 days.

1876:-

1.01

6

>>

?

33

>>

""

57

79

""

""

99

""

1875:-

.57.8

1.74

"

""

"3

>>

""

>>

""

>>

99

>>

1874:-

59.5

0.33

""

""

>>

""

>>

27

""

""

""

1873:-

..58.9

1.47

""

""

""

>>

99

1872:-

.60.1

0.08

PH. B. C. AYRES, Colonial Surgeon.

27

""

""

15

75

33

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH

FEBRUARY,

1878.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

WINDS

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

DAY AND

BARO-

0 TO 12.

WEA-

BARO-

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

0 TO 12.

DATE.

HOUR.

METER

THER.

METER

WEA-

THER.

In inches

Attd. Max. Min.] Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

THERMOMETER.

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct.

Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

Saturday, 9 30.19 57.0 57.0 56.0 2nd Noon 30.17 58.0 58.5 53.5 58.0 57.0 February. 3 30.10 58.0

c.m.

30.06 60.0

..

58.0 58.0 E

4

g.m.

30.07 58.0|

c.m.

58.0 52.0

c.m.

30.06 60.0 59.5 52.0 59.5 58.5 E 30.00 60.0

4

o.d.

0.01

60.0 59.0 SbE

4

··

o.d.

30.01 60.0

::

55,0 55.0 NE

5

o.m.

28.27 56.0

57.0 57.0 ESE

6

Co

o.f.

30.05 59.0 61,0 56.0 55.0 55.0 NE

5

o.m.

0.00

55.0 55.0 NE

5

o.d.

:

28.27 58.0 59.0 48.0 58.0 58.0 ESE 6 o.f.

28.23 60.0

44

0.00

60.0 59.0 ESE

5

??

o.f.

Sunday,

3rd

9

30.16 62.5

:

:

62.0 62.0]

c.f.

30.01 64.01

February.

GO

3

Monday,

。?8

Tuesday,

5th

9

30.23 60.0

30.4251.0

Noon 30.15 61.0 63.0 57.0 61.0 61.0

30.12 61.0

30.31 57.0

Noon 30.27 59.0, 62.0 56.0 59.0 57.0

4th

February. 3

c.f.

61.0 61.0

c.f.

:

::

64.5 64.0 Calm?

0

g.m.

30.32 61.0

60.0 60.0 N

1

f.f.

28.33 64.0

30.02 64.0 65.0 56.0 62.0 62.0 NNW 30.02 63.0

3 o.r.

0.01

30.34 62.0 63.0 54.0 61.0 61.0 N

1

f.d.

0.00

55:

? :

64.0 64.0 SSW

3

o.f.

28.32 65.0 65.0 58.0 65.0 65.0 SSW

2

o.f.

44

0.00

61.5 61.0 NNW

3

CO

:

:

g.m.

30.2 62.0

62.0 62.0 Calm

0

f.

..

28.28 61.0

:

61.0 61.0 NNW

2

o.f.

57.0 55.0

C.

30.12 62.0

60.0 57.0

51.0 48.5

Noon 30.43 49.5 50.0 48.0 49.0 48.0|

February.

3 30.40 50,0

00:0

··

50.0 48.0

Wednesday,

6th

9 30.56 45.0

Noon 30.54 48.0 50.5 44.5 48.0 45,0

February. 3 30.47 49.0

::

45.0 43.5

True wind cannot be registered.

Do.

C.

C.

::

:

58.0, 57.0 N

2 o.d.

30.13 61.0

30.12 62.0 64,0 55.0 60.0 58.0 E 30.12 62.0;

3

CO

b.c.

0.10

30.14 61.0 63.0 54.0 55.0 55.0 NE

3540:0

55.0 55.0 NE

5

o.h.

28.36 52.5

..

53.0 52.5 E

4

o.f.

5

o.h.

0.30

59.5 58.0 E

3

g.m.

30.11 | 61.0

:

c.m.

30.23 58.0

56.0 50.0 N

2

o.r.

30.28 59.0

:

::

55.0 55.0 NE

5

o.h.

28.35 53.0 53.0 52.0|| 53.0 53.0 E 28.32 51.0

5

o.p.f.

0.47

52.0 51.0 E

3

O.C.

..

49.0 47.5 N

4

o.d.

28.46 44.0

:

:

44.0 44.0 NNE

2

o.f.

c.m.

30.26 56.0 60.0 48.0 51.0 50.0 Calm

0

o.r.

0.19

30.28 58.0 59.5 50.0 48.0 48.0 N

3

co

o.d.

0.00

28.46 44.0 45.0 43.0 44,0 44.0 NNE

1

0.1

0.29

c.d.

30.2558.0

52.0 50.0 NE

1

g.m.

30.25 58.0

:

:

48.0 47.0 N

4 0.f.

28.41 43.5

:

:

:

44.0 44.0 NNE

2

o.f.

c.d.

30.3753.0

45.5 45.0 N

3

C.

:

49.0 46.0

C.

30.38 53.0 52.0 42.0 51.0 48.5 N 30.32 55.0

:;

o.r.

30.38 55.5

:

3

b.c.

0.14

51.5 49.0 N

..

Thursday, 9 30.50 53.0

7th

February.

53.0 49.5 Noon 30.51 54.0 54.5 48.0 54.0 50.0| 3 30.41 54.0

C.

30.33 54.0

:

:

Co

3

b.c.

30.30 55.5

::

:

43.0 42.0 N

4

o.d.

28.55 38.0

:

39.0 39.0 N

2

o.r.

30.86 55.5 56.0 49.5 42.0 42.0 N

4

C.

0.22

28.55 40.0 44.0 38.0 41.0 40.0 NE

8

3

O.C.

43.0 43.0 N

4

c.v.

28.49 41.5

:

:

42.0 42.0 NE

H

O.C.

::

0.15

C.

30.33 | 55.0 56.0 47.0 56.0 53.0 E

54.0 50.0

C.

30.28 56.0

..

:

::

53.5 51.0 NE

3

b.c.

30.36 54.5!

52.5 49.0 NE

5

LO

C.V.

28.53 42.0

3

b.c.

0.00

55.0 52.0 E

3

b.c.

:

30.34 55.0 56.5 52.5 52.5 49.0 NE 30.30 54.5 52.5 49.0 NE

4 C.V.

0.00

4 C.V.

28.45 43.0

::

28.52 43.0 45.0 40.0 44.0 43.0 E

::

43.0 42.0 E

4

O.C.

4

O.C.

0.00

44.0 43.0 E

15

3 O.C.

8th

February.

30.27 58.0

Friday, 9 30.32 55.0 55.0 53.0 Noon 30.33 58.0 58.5 53.0 58.0 55.0

3

b.c.

..

C.

58.0 50.0

C.

30.20 57.0 30.20 59.0 58.5 56.0 58.5 56.0 ESE 30.20 60.0 58.5 56.5 ESE

57.0 55.0 E

4

b.c.

30.20 54.5

4

g.m.

0.00

4

**

:

g.m.

:

30.20 56.5 58.0 50.0 54.0 52.0] NE 30.15 | 57.0 55.0 53.5 NE

: 2

54.0 52.5 NE

5

ex

b.c.

28.39 52.0

is

c.u.

0.00

5

c.d.

..

28.36 50.0 51.0 44.0 50.0 50.0 SE 28.33 49.0 50.0 50.0 SE

::

52.0 52.0 SE

4 o.f.

:

o.f.

0.00

3

o.f.

..

.

STATE OF WEATHER:-6. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain; f. foggy; 9. gloomy; h. hail; 7. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o. overcast; p. passing showers; q. squally; 7. rain; s. snow; t. thunder; u. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility. Objects at a distance unusually visible; w. wet (dew). NOTE:--A bar (-) under any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

Figures

to denote

the Force

Description of Wind.

of the

Wind,

Wind.

Figures

Illustrations of the power of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned Man-of-War or First-class Clipper Ship.

to denote

Rate of the Wind

per Hour in Miles.

the Force

of the

Calm

Light Air... Light Breeze

Gentle Breeze.. Moderate Breeze. Fresh Breeze.. Strong Breeze

9

11

012345678ROIE

Fresh Gale

Strong Gale

Whole Gule.......

Storm...

Hurricane..

Moderate Gale.

Just sufficient to give steerage way....

With which the above Ship with all sail ( 1 to 2 knots set and clean full would go in smooth water...

In which she could just carry in chase, full and by

3 to 4

5

to 6

Royals, &c.

Single Reefs and T. G. Sails.

Double Reefs and Jib, &c. Triple Reefs, &c...

Close Reefs and Courses

In which she could just bear close-reefed Main Topsail and reefed Foresail

Under Storm Staysail

Bare Poles..

0 to 2

3 - 10

11 15

16 20

21

25

26

30

31

36

37

44

7

45

52

53 60

9

61

- 69

70 - 80

11

above 80

012345OZOGOCN

1878.

43

44

Letters, Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adwands & Co. 4

Aruta, G.

1

Doherty, J. Davis, Quintin 1

Asplans, E. H. 1

Hola, E.

Evans, C. H.

1

Holler, Frederico L

Blight, John J. 1

2

Evans, E.

1

Harris, Capt.

1

Buchanan, G.

1

Henningsen, J. 1

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 8th February, 1878.

1 bk. Hartye, W. 1

Hampton, Wm. 1

1

Letters. Papers.

Rollan, Monsr. 1 Rosenthal, P.

Storror, Dr.

1

2

Shuraffally, T. 6 Solomon, J. A. 1

5 2

Letters. Papers.

Leis. Pprs.

Merali, Albert

1

Moore, Miss

1

Thomas, F. F. 1 Tong Hing 2

Mahd., Meedye regd.

1

Murray, W. M. 1

MacDonald, J. E.1

Tonnochy, M. S. 1 Tirofille, Monsr. 1 Thomas, Jas., 2

Moreland, L.

1

Thornley, H. W. 1

Burnell, K A. 1

Fadden, Thos. 1

Mann, Henry .2

Stuebuck, J. 1

Barnby, Alfred 1

Fisher, Joseph 1

Barnes & Co., 1

Fox, Mrs.

1

Imbert, B. 1

MeEnary, J.

1

Smith, Geo.

1

Bun Hang Hau 1 regd.

Ing Gung

Mirza, A M. S. 1 regd.

Scott, Mrs. E.

1

Ughes, G.

1

Mills, Chas. F. 2

Silva, A. B.

1

Gillis, Jas. A.

1

Slater, A. T.

1

Vidal, A.

1

Campbell, W.

4

Gibson, Edward 1

Crovat, P. L. 1

Gardner, C. J. 1

Johnston, Fred. 1 Jessop, II. R. H. 3

Nicholls, J. T. B.

2

Spence, A. S.

1

Stronach. W. S. 1

Wing Seng

1 regd.

Caven, George 1bk. regd. Gayer, M. G.

1

Pelago, Jos?

Sasso, Luigi 1

Williams, T. 1

D. Souza

Donoline, Hugh 1

1

Geldart, Rev. E. 1 Gilkison, W. P. 1 Gaitano Ravano 1

Kerr, Thomas

1

Paulsen, H. 1

Sampson, J. O. 1

Williams, John 1

Kong-ung War 1 regd.

Rayment, E. W. 11

Tayt, C.

Walker, Joseph 1

Donkin, F. W. 3

Luna, Miss 1

Robertson, R. 1 parcel

Tucker, Robt. E, 1

Whitney, H. T. 1

Wah Tan 1 regd.

1

Deverill, John 1

Hutchinson 1

2

Lannigar, J.

1

Rutgers, P. A. 1

Tooth, R.

1

Duchesne, M.

1

Dantra, K. R.

1

Hernand, A. D. 1 Harriman, II. 2

Lader, A. B.

2

Rosahl, J. E. 1

Thede, Heinrich 1

Young Lung

1 regd.

Lin, Mandarin 1 regd.

Ryan, John

1

Tocque, P.

1

1

Yung Tung Hoi 1

For H. M. Ships.

Audacious,.......................6 Letters.

Tamar, ..... ..1 Letter.

Victor Emanuel,......10 Letters.

Vigilant, .........1 Paper.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pprs.

Adonis

1

Daphene

1

Golden Russett 1

Anazi

1 regd.

Genevieve

1

Ladoren Lombardian

1

Abercarne

1

Edward Albroth

1

21 regd. Roving Sailor

Rhoda Redive

1

Sir Harry Parkes 2

1

1

A. Newton

1

E. Dougall

1

H. Armitage

1

Madra

Ritt

1

Elgin

1

Harkaway

21

4

Maggie Douglas 1

Rosina

Thomas Bell 7 1 The Murray

6

1

2

1

Twilight

1

Benefactor 2

1

Emily Chaplin 2

Hosea, s.s.

1

Moss Glen

9

Renton

1

Tail Long

Black Adder

1

E. M. Young 3

Harbinger

1

Messenger 1

Riga, s.s.

1

Tai Watts

1

Beemah

1

Elizabeth Ostel 2

Humboldt

1

Merse 1 regd. 2

1

River Lagan 23

Thales, s.6.

Benarty, s.s.

3

Empreza

1

Hawkesbury

2

M. of Argyle

1

Roderick Hay

1 regd.

1

Batavia

1 regd.

Explorador 1

Minerva, S.S.

1

Rhuddland

Ulloch

2

Emma Florence I

Imbros, s.s. 2

Mars

1

Castle

Undaunted 1

Carrizal

1

Eastern Isles, s.s. 1

India

1

Malabar

1

C. W. Cochrane 3

Martha Jackson 1

Victoria

Commissary

4

Jubilee

Sarah Nicholson 1

2

F. H. Drews

1

Victory

1

Chili

2

1

Cashmere

1

Firth of Tay

7

4

James Shepherd 2

3

Northampton 13

3

Sapphire

1

City of Aberdeen

1

Florence Bailey 1

North Star 1

Star of the North 1

Wm. Turner

2

Kaisow

3

1

Calabar, s.s.

2

Kenton

10

Patria

1

Chandos

3

2

G. Caulfield

2

2

P. J. Carleton 1

St. Elmo

Sophia Sophie

4

N

Win!ow

Wildwood

1

6

W. Pendleton

Carnatic

1

Ganga, s s.

1

Lass of Gawler 1

1

Palestine

2

Staghound

3

1

Charlton, s.s.

George Crashaw 4

Loweswater

1

2

Presto

1

1

S. R. Mead

1

Yentai, s.s.

2

Corona

1

Globe

1

Leon Crespo

2

Peruvian

1

Strathmore

15

Cilurnum

1

1

Creswell

1

G. F. Muntz 1 Garmouth

Lord of the Isles 2

Store Dealer

1

Zamora

4

1

Largs

Quarta, s.s.

1

Star of India 3

3

Ziba

1

1

Age.

Astenbladet.

Ardrossan & Saltcoats

Herald.

Art of Building.

Bremer Handelsblatt. Belgravia.

Court Journal. Catalogue of Steam En-

gines.

Dagbladet.

Dunfermline Saturday

Press.

Daily Recorder. Daily Telegraph.

Der Landbote. Der Weinlander. Die Modenwelt. Die Gartenlaube.

El Imparcial.

Fuchs and Kunad, p.c. Fanfulla.

Glasgow Weekly Herald

Books, &c., without Covers.

Germania Lebens Bersi- Journal Amusant.

cherungs Artien Gesel- Ischaft.

Genoeskundige Courant. Geo, Curling, p.c. Gruminatica Italiana. Gazzetta de Venezia.

Iron Trade Circular. Illustrirte Zeitschrift, &c.

J. Monton en Zonen, p.c. Jahresbericht.

Journal de D?bats.

Lloyds Weekly.

Le Propagateur.

London Iron Trade Ex-

change.

Le Nord.

Mail.

Mitchell's Maritime Re-

gister. Moller & Co., Hagen p.c.

Norddeutsche Allgemeine

Zeitung.

New Zealand Advertiser. Nature, &c.

Public Ledger. Punch.

Ragione.

Revue des Deux Mondes. Rotterdamsche Courant. Ruff's Guide to the Turf.

Japan Herald Mail Sum.. Niederl?ndische Handels, Standard.

mary.

&c.

Statuten der Lebens und

Pensions Berseche-

rungs.

Stieler's Schul Atlas. South Pacific Times. Sample of Ribbons.

Thatched House Club

List of Members. Teviotdale Record. The Times, Weekly Edi-

tion.

Sample of Cotton.

Zoebeli & Co., p.c.

Detained for Postage.

Thomaz, Antonio, Rua do Peligro, Callao, (30 cents),................

.......1 Letter.

Dead Letters.

Alexander, Mrs. J., 16, Camp Villas, Colchester, Anderson, O., 147, Chesney Street, New York,

Antoine, F., Grande Maison de Comestibles, Paris,

Baer, Pauline, Singapore,

Bendall, E., 21, Field Street, Everton, Liverpool,

Brown, Mrs., Laygate Hill, South Shields,

Bruce, Mrs. C., 49, Moore Street, Hendon, Sunderland,

Buckley, T., 46, Lomax Street, Newton Heath, Lancashire, Collins, F. C., Post Office, San Francisco,

Dockrell, Mrs., 42, Northumberland Road, Dublin,

Fencock, W., Secretary, R. N. Reserve, Deptford,

Ford, C., Skelton School, Yorkshire,

Greatrex, Chas., & Son, Wausau,

Grey, Mrs., 20, St. Paul's Square, Southsea,

Hinton, W., 66, Papineau Road, Montreal,

Hunter, Mrs. E. J., 12, Fleetwood Street, Belfast,..

Kerr, H., 3, Sir Michael Street, Greenock,

1

Lapham, Mrs. T., 32, Pleasant Street, Dublin,

1

Low, Mrs. W., 5, Oriel Terrace, Homerton, London, Lowe, S. S., Post Office, Saigon,

1

Main, Miss Famy, Stonnington, Conn, U.S.A.,

Mascarenhas, J., 19, Native Town, Kob?,

Milner, J. II, 122, Warren Street, South, Liverpool,.

1

Rasmussen, N. C., Denmark,..

1

Robinson, J. S., Sydney,.

Sergent, Mrs. H. A., 21, Orange Street, St. Pauls, Bristol, (Registered),

Sinning, O. A., M?rshausen, bei Melsungen, Hesse, Germany,

1

Sturrock, Miss, care of Mrs. Passmore, Gresham Road, Staines,

1

Sweetser, Mrs. C. W., Hull, Yorkshire,

Thomas, Mrs. W., 837, Clay Street, Oakland, Cal.,

1

Wai Asliau, Hongkong,

Webster, R. P., Harbour Office, Hongkong,...

1

wilson, Mrs. Rose, 8, Union Terrace, Everton, Liverpool,

1

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

opened and returned to the writers.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1878.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

1ST DRAWING.

CHINESE IMPERIAL 8 PER CENT. LOAN OF 1877.

45

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in conformity with the stipulation contained in the Bonds of this Loan, the following numbers of Bouds to be paid off at par, in Hongkong, Shanghai, and London, on the 28th of February, 1878, when the Interest thereon will cease to be payable, were this day Drawn at the Offices of the HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION, situate No. 31, Lombard Street, in this City, in the presence of Mr. WILLIAM NICHOLLS, Acting Accountant of the said Corporation, and of the undersigned Notary Public.

1,146 BONDS Nos.:—

15

40

43

66

84

85

100

116

140

144

164

361 365

Numbers of Bonds Drawn.

9750 10565 11370 12193 12993 13809 14618 15436 9761 10580 11393 12200 13018 13822 14638 15448 9773 10586 11407 12209 13024 13843 14646 15466 9789 10608 11417 12230 13045 13854 14665 15478 9803 10615 11429 12249 13051 13874 14683 15487 9823 10634 11444 12262 13067 13888 14691 15506 9834 10646 11455 12274 13085 13902 14701 15521 9850 10664 11470 12287 13093 13911 14715 15539 9868 10677 11491 12298 13105 13926 14732 15546 9878 10692 11508 12315 13131 13931 14749 15561 9888 10704 11515 12321 13141 13948 14764 15573 9908 10712 11524 12344 13154 13969 14774 15590 9919 10727 11538 12354 13174 13981 14793 15604 9939 10743 11555 12376 13183 13996 14804 15620 9951 10758 11571 12379 13193 14003 14816 15633 9960 10774 11590 12391 13205 14025 14840 15645 9972 10790 11604 12411 13226 14032 14844 15657 9988 10796 11616 12425 13237 14051 14858 15667

3 808 1629 2442 3249 4061 4876 5697 6499 7316 8124 8934 816 1640 2462 3264 4077 4891 5702 6512 7328 8138 8951 838 1661 2465 3281 4095 4911 5717 6537 7337 8158 8968 846 1667 2481 3295 4113 4920 5730 6549 7352 8173 8978 867 1690 2493 3316 4117 4935 5750 6557 7368 8178 8992 871 1702 2514 3330 4134 4945 5763 6571 7380 8198 9005 884 1720 2528 3333 4152 4957 5771 6581 7398 8213 9027 907 1734 2547 3360 4170 4972 5787 6601 7415 8221 9032 917 1739 2557 3363 4177 4985 5799 6613 7425 8239 9049 938 1763 2563 3379 4199 5010 5812 6628 7443 8252 9069 947 1772 2587 3400 4204 5014 5825 6642 7453 8267 9079 955 1792 2592 3407 4220 5035 5839 6651 7467 8278 9096 177 972 1795 2606 3430 4242 5042 5854 6672 7489 8295 9101 185 983 1808 2626 3433 4245 5058 5875 6679 7495 8311 9120 204 999 1827 2636 3450 4266 5080 5885 6694 7516 8324 9137 211 1026 1846 2653 3467 4284 5093 5903 6707 7526 8334 9155 235 1044 1854 2662 3484 4294 5106 5913 6730 7545 8349 9166 243 1054 1875 2686 3499 4308 5114 5935 6748 7551 8366 9174 266 1072 1878 2692 3504 4316 5138 5949 6752 7569 8375 9193 10003 10811 11627 12443 13245 14060 14871 15689 273 1079 1891 2710 3522 4327 5149 5952 6764 7579 8392 9207 10016 10830 11640 12447 13264 14079 14884 15705 287 1094 1914 2717 3541 4350 5159 5973 6782 7592 8408 9215 10028 10844 11658 12473 13273 14089 14904 15718 297 1107 1920 2738 3551 4362 5177 5982 6802 7609 8421 9234 10049 10854 11666 12480 13287 14100 14911 15735 312 1129 1942 2758 3564 4380 5181 6000 6811 7621 8429 9249 10061 10871 11679 12493 13302 14119 14935 15737 334 1145 1947 2759 3578 4391 5198 6017 6830 7631 8443 9263 10070 10889 11694 12506 13318 14139 14943 15756 350 1152 1971 2785 3590 4399 5210 6025 6833 7652 8467 9272 10092 10900 11712 12518 13333 14148 14960 15774 1164 1982 2792 3600 4417 5223 6038 6854 7671 8484 9294 10105 10918 11730 12532 13343 14160 14978 15788 1179 1995 2810 3617 4425 5249 6050 6861 7678 8489 9303 10113 10932 11736 12552 13357 14172 14991 15797 389 1191 2006 2825 3636 4444 5256 6063 6879 7693 8504 9315 10124 10937 11755 12563 13372 14190 15000 15815 405 1205 2026 2841 3646 4460 5270 6087 6895 7707 8513 9334 10140 10960 11770 12576 13395 14206 15017 15827 417 1232 2039 2849 3659 4474 5286 6100 6905 7718 8527 9350 10155 10965 11782 12588 13399 14220 15028 15835 421 1245 2046 2863 3671 4484 5293 6113 6917 7731 8551 9359 10165 10983 11801 12607 13421 14227 15042 15850 436 1259 2068 2884 3684 4502 5311 6123 6934 7743 8568 9367 10182 11001 11816 12616 13434 14249 15051 15868 450 1272 2074 2895 3698 4512 5332 6141 6958 7769 8571 9381 10200 11016 11823 12631 13451 14266 15072 15890 463 1275 2098 2910 3721 4525 5342 6151 6972 7780 8591 9404 10210 11028 11837 12647 13468 14271 15087 15892 483 1295 2112 2916 3725 4550 5359 6165 6976 7786 8599 9416 10223 11044 11856 12659 13469 14286 15095 15916 497 1311 2117 2938 3745 4554 5368 6177 6995 7804 8620 9427 10237 11055 11869 12673 13487 14308 15108 15923 505 1324 2132 2947 3761 4565 5378 6191 7013 7825 8632 9447 10252 11071 11881 12695 13497 14322 15128 15942 528 1337 2154 2961 3770 4580 5393 6205 7026 7835 8639 9461 10266 11080 11892 12709 13517 14336 15137 15952 534 1347 2162 2980 3792 4606 5412 6229 7038 7848 8657 9468 10283 11102 11912 12721 13531 14350 15153 15974 548 1369 2178 2985 3807 4620 5421 6236 7050 7864 8670 9485 10299 11116 11916 12731 13547 14355 15163 15981 564 1373 2186 2999 3822 4624 5434 6251 7066 7874 8684 9496 10315 11117 11941 12752 13562 14378 15186 15999 581 1390 2205 3021 3835 4646 5448 6266 7072 7889 8707 9517 10322 11140 11945 12763 13575 14382 15192 16013 593 1403 2216 3031 3842 4660 5470 6285 7091 7900 8710 9534 10334 11158 11965 12782 13581 14398 15210 16023 610 1423 2231 3049 3854 4673 5479 6296 7103 7914 8724 9543 10349 11169 11979 12793 13599 14407 15230 16037 624 1430 2249 3056 3878 4679 5490 6301 7121 7929 8741 9555 10365 11185 11996 12810 13609 14431 15237 644 1453 2266 3078 3890 4700 5504 6318 7130 7941 8752 9564 10385 11195 12012 12819 13632 14444 15255 648 1466 2278 3086 3896 4708 5527 6342 7143 7964 8768 9587 10401 11205 12021 12836 13648 14449 15269 661 1471 2294 3100 3920 4730 5535 6346 7160 7978 8784 9599 10406 11219 12038 12849 13663 14473 15279 680 1488 2298 3115 3927 4746 5558 6360 7173 7992 8797 9610 10418 11240 12044 12859 13674 14483 15297 696 1504 2311 3131 3945 4758 5560 6384 7195 7998 8819 9622 10431 11254 12058 12868 13686 14495 16209 701 1515 2332 3138 3959 4771 5582 6386 7200 8018 8826 9636 10455 11270 12071 12881 13703 14506 15324 716 1533 2341 3156 3966 4778 5592 6406 7218 8029 8842 9648 10466 11279 12095 12895 13710 14527 15336 721 1545 2366 3172 3981 4800 5602 6413 7234 8044 8858 9670 10473 11293 12100 12916 13726 14538 15358 737 1566 2371 3184 3991 4806 5618 6433 7239 8056 8867 9676 10497 11301 12111 12935 13740 14559 15364 753 1573 2390 3194

                  4005 4817 5640 6450 7260 8078 8885 9690 10507 11321 12125 12947 13750 14571 15382 764 1592 2395 3211 4027 4841 5646 6455 7280 8089 8892 9708 10523 11330 12146 12962 13767 14585 15397 771 1605 2416 3225 4035 4846 5657 6481 7288 8101 8910 9724 10533 11346 12154 12973 13782 14598 15409 789 1618 2423 3237 4047 4861 5671 6485 7298 8117 8920 9733 10546 11363 12173 12989 13801 14608 15418

For ?100 Sterling each=?114,600.

For the HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION,

::

Countersigned,

W. W. VENN, Junior,

Notary Public,

2, Pope's Head Alley, Cornhill, E.C.

WM. NICHOLLS,

Acting Accountant.

LONDON, 27th December, 1877.

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A

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

NOTIFICATION.

Copy of the Jury List for 1878, is posted at the Supreme Court House for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies, omissions, objections, &c., must be given to the Registrar, on or before Saturday, the 16th day of February, A.D. 1878, 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 Juror, 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, unless such exemption shall have been claimed and established, or such want of qualification duly proved, at or before the time above specified.

U

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

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 forenoon.

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Foreign Attachment.

Suit No. 2.

Plaintiff.-CHUN-A-YAU. Defendant.-NG KEW.

OTICE is hereby given that a Writ of

on

    day of February, instant, against all the Property moveable or immoveable of the above named De- fendant within the Colony, has been issued in this Suit pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of "The Hongkong Code of Civil Pro- cedure."

Dated the 5th day of February, A.D. 1878.

W

WILLIAM II. BRERETON, Solicitor for the Plaintiff,

29, Queen's Road, Hongkong.

NOTICE.

HEREAS pursuant to the Provisions of Ordinance No. 14 of 1862, the following Petition to His Excellency the Governor in Council for Letters Patent for the Exclusive Right to use within this Colony and its Depend- encies, the Invention hereinafter mentioned, has, together with the Specifications and Declarations required by the said Ordinance, been filed in the Office of the Colonial Secretary, that is to say :-

"The Petition of the Honourable WILLIAM

KESWICK as Assignee of ABRAM LYLE for improved apparatus or machinery for shaping Lump Sugar in a simple, rapid and economical manner."

     Notice is hereby given, that His Excellency the Governor has appointed MONDAY, the 18th day of February, 1878, at noon, for a Sitting of the Executive Council at the Offices of the Government, for the purpose of entertaining the said Petition, and that at such Sitting of the Council, Application will be made for such Letters Patent as aforesaid.

Dated at Victoria, Hongkong, this 9th day of February, 1878.

WM. H. BRERETON, Solicitor for the Petitioner, 29, Queen's Road, Hongkong.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

N

OTICE. TONG-YUT of No. 83, Queen's Road Central, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, Trader in European goods, carrying on business there in copartnership with TONG-HIP- Wo, now absent from the Colony under the style or firm name of "KOONG-CHEONG," having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adju- dication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong, in Bankruptcy, on the 21st day of January, 1878, a public sitting for the said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and to make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honourable Sir JOHN SMALE, Knight, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, aforesaid, on Friday, the 1st day of March, 1878, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon of that day precisely.

     The Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee in the Bankruptcy. Dated the 9th day of February, 1878.

SHARP, TOLLER & JOHNSON,

Solicitors in the Bankruptcy.

THE HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS.

HE NINTH ORDINARY ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS in the above Company will be held at the Office of the Company, No. 7, Queen's Road, on Monday, the 18th February next, at Three o'clock in the afternoon, to receive a State- ment of Accounts for the year 1877, the Report of the General Managers, and to elect a Con- sulting Committee and Auditors.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co., General Managers, Hongkong Fire Insurance Company, Limited.

Hongkong, January 26th, 1878.

HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION.

TWENTY-FIFTH

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 14th February, 1878,

AT 3 P.M.

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 Bank, and Balance Sheet for the half-year ending 31st December last.

The net profits for that period, including $14,027.45 brought forward from last account, after paying all charges, deducting interest paid and due, making provision for all bad and doubtful debts, and for difference in Exchange between the rate at which the Dividend is declared, and the current rate of the day, amount to $553,086.44, of which, after taking out Rebate on Bills not yet due, and Remuneration to Direc- tors, there remains for appropiation $539,012.50. From this sum, the Directors recommend the payment of a Dividend of One Pound Sterling per share, which will absord $177,777.78.

The Directors recommend placing $350,000 to credit of Reserve Fund, which will then stand at $1,000,000, and carrying forward the balance, $11,234.72, to credit of new Profit and Loss Account.

The Directors congratulate the Proprietors on the above favourable results, and have much satisfaction in pointing out the steady develop- ment of the Bank's resources and the increase of its business, as is shewn by comparing the prin- cipal items of the Balance Sheet with the accounts published six months ago.

Agencies.

A Special Agent of the Bank has been ap- pointed at Singapore.

Directors.

The

Mr. A. McIVER having decided to remain absent from the Colony until the end of the present year, the Directors have invited Mr. A. LIND to join the Board in his stead. Directors have to regret the death of Mr. EDWARD TOBIN. Mr. H. ?. DALRYMPLE has been appointed to the vacant seat. These appointments require confirmation by the Share-

holders.

Mr. F. D. SASSOON has been appointed Chair- for the year 1878, and Mr. W?. H. FORBES Deputy Chairman.

man

According to the provisions of the Deed of Settlement, two members of the Court, Messrs. E. R. BELILIOS and WM. REINERS, retire from the Direction, but are eligible for re-elec- tion, and offer themselves accordingly.

Auditors.

ABSTRACT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES, HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION. 31st December, 1877. ASSETS.

Cash and Bullion,

Government Securities,

.$ 5,725,788.41 2,313,666.61

Bills Discounted, Loans and Credits,... 10,345,968.59 Exchange Remittances,

Bank Premises,.. Dead Stock,

LIABILITIES.

Paid-up Capital,.. Reserve Fund,

.$650,000.00 Marine Insur. Account,... 70,395.06

34,014,103.16

206,987.84

104,652.02

$52,711,166.63

..$5,000,000.00

720,395.06

20,317,114.55

22,358,505.39

24,079,179.74

553,086.44

$52,711,166.63

Notes in Circulation,...$ 2,041,390.84 Deposits,.........

Exchange Acceptances, Profit and Loss Account,

PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT, HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING

Dr.

CORPORATION.

31st December, 1877.

To AMOUNTS WRITTEN OFF:

Remuneration to Directors, $10,000.00 Rebate on Bills not due,...

4,073.94

$14,073.94

To DIVIDEND ACCOUNT:

?1 per Share on 40,000 Shares

?40,000 @ 4/6,...

To RESERVE FUND,...

........

177,777.78 350,000.00

To BALANCE:

Carried forward to next half-year,...... 11,234.72

Cr.

By Balance of Undivided Profits, 30th

June, 1877,

By Amount of Net Profits for the Six Months ending 31st December, 1877, after deducting all Expenses and Interest paid and due,.....................

RESERVE FUND,

$553,086.44

$ 14,027.45

539,058.99

$553,086.44

To Balance on 31st December, 1877,....$1,000,000.00

$1,000,000.00

.$650,000.00

By Balance on 30th June,

1877, By Amount from Profit

and Loss Account, 350,000.00

***

T. JACKSON, Chief Manager. H. SMITH, Chief Accountant. II. HOPPIUS,

$1,000,000.00

E. R. BELILIOS, Directors WM. REINERS,

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,

}

Hongkong, 9th February, 1878.

Auditors:

THE HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE. COMPANY, LIMITED.

THE

NOTICE.

HE TRANSFER BOOKS of the Com- pany will be Closed from the 4th to the 18th February next, both days included.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co.,. General Managers, Hongkong Fire Insurance Company, Limited.

Hongkong, January 26th, 1878.

NOTICE.

R. H. F. MEYERINK has been admitted

MR. H. F.

MEYER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1878.

NOTICE.

R. CHARLES DAVID BOTTOMLEY was

The accounts have been audited by the Hon. Madmitted a Partner in our Firm on the

PHINEAS RYRIE and Mr. H. B. GIBB, and the Directors have pleasure in recommending te election of these gentlemen as Auditors for the year 1878.

H. HOPPIUS,

Chairman.

HONGKONG, 9th February, 1878.

1st July, 1877.

DOUGLAS LAPRAIK & Co. Hongkong, 22nd September, 1877.

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

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

No. 7.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

THE TUNG WAH HOSPITAL, HONGKONG.

VOL. XXIV.

    The following account of His Excellency The Governor's Visit to the Tung Wah Hospital on the 8th February, 1878, is extracted from the report of the China Mail, for general information.

THE GOVERNOR'S VISIT TO THE TUNG WAH HOSPITAL.

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    His Excellency Governor POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., paid a ceremonial visit to the Tung Wah Hospital on the 8th of February at 3 o'clock. Early in the afternoon, the crowded streets leading to the Hospital were kept clear by a detachment of Police, composed of Europeans, Sikhs and Chinese, and the full force of the District Watchmen for this District. It was no easy matter to clear the way, at the time of the Chinese New Year festivities the streets are unusually crowded, and the three Chinese Theatres, all in this locality, were in full swing. About 2.30 P.M. a guard of honour from the 74th Regiment, with the Regimental Band, arrived, and lined the road leading up to the Hospital. Shortly after 3 P.M., His Excellency arrived, accompanied by Mr. CREAGH, acting A.D.C., and Private Secretary NORTHCOTE; and Admiral HILLYAR, accompanied by Secretary PARISH and Flag-Lieutenant WILLOUGHBY, preceded a few minutes before by Dr. MowLL, formerly of H. M. S. Vigilant. Among the foreign visitors present to witness the ceremony, were Mr. HAYLLAR, Q.C., Rev. Dr. E. J. EITEL, Mr. J. J. FRANCIS, and Mr. D'ALMADA. The Chinese community was very fully represented, there being present nearly 300 influential native residents from all classes of the community; and of those present some 50 or 60 were in their Mandarin costumes, some with blue buttons, some with crystal, and some with gold buttons; while a few had the additional honour of wearing the peacock's feather. Among those in uniform, we observed: Messrs. LEONG ON, CHUN TING CHEE, KWOK ACHEONG, CHEANG SING YEONG, LING Ho WOON, WONG YIK PAN, WAI AKWONG, NG CHOY, CHUN AYIN, FUNG MING SHAN, WONG KWAN TONG, NG SANG, WONG SHING, NG CHEUK CHEE, and others. On the arrival of His Excellency and party, the Band of H.M. 74th Regiment struck up a familiar strain; while as the Governor and party entered, a salute of three guns was fired and some Chinese music was performed. Those of the Chinese who were in uniform then placed themselves in two lines from the door up to the Hall, and saluted the Governor and Admiral in proper Chinese style. His Excellency was then conducted to the top of an oblong table, with Admiral HILLYAR on his right and Dr. MowLL on his left. After all were seated, tea, and refreshments in the shape of confectionery were brought in. This over, the Governor and party were conducted through the patients' wards, and then back to the

Hall.

Mr. NG CHOY, then rose and said:-YOUR EXCELLENCY AND GENTLEMEN, I have been asked to be spokesman on this occasion, and I have accepted that honour with very great pleasure, though I think there may be more competent persons present to undertake the task. In the first place I have been requested to thank Your Excellency, for your kind visit here to-day, on behalf of the Chinese community of Hongkong. We are here to receive and welcome Your Excellency in this hall. I may be permitted to say that we have represented every class of the Chinese community. The gentlemen here represent the Committee of this Hospital, Merchants, Compradores, Shopkeepers, and, in fact, every trade and profession in this Colony. We have thought it advisable to commit what we have to say on this occasion to writing, and to consider it well before doing so. That being the case, Your Excellency may take this address, which we shall have the honour to present to you, as expressing not only our own views, who are here, but the unanimous sentiment of the Chinese community. This address is in two parts; one part is in Chinese and the other part is in English. The latter is a free translation of the first, and, with Your Excellency's permission, we shall read the Chinese part first, and then I shall follow by reading the English part. I will now call upon my Chinese friend, to read the Chinese part.

Mr. WONG KWAN TONG then read the address in Chinese,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

Mr. NG CHOY then read the English translation, which is as follows:---

"To His Excellency JOHN POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., Governor, and Commander-in-Chief of the

Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, &c., &c., &c.

"MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY,-We on behalf of the Chinese Community of Hongkong are grateful to Your Excellency for the honour you have done us by paying a visit here on this occasion. The Colony has been established now for about 36 years, and this Hospital for 9 years, but we believe it is the first instance in the history of Hongkong of a Governor making a formal cail on the Chinese on the occasion of their New Year.

"Your Excellency's liberal policy of treating and respecting all classes of people alike over whom you govern, without distinction of race, is well known and appreciated by us all, and if an illustration is needed, this visit is another instance of it. Your Excellency has not been long with us, but we feel certain in this, that in Your Excellency we have a just, impartial, and humane Governor. The active steps taken by Your Excellency to relieve the sufferings of the wounded persons occasioned by the sad catastrophe of the Yesso are beyond all praise and fully confirm our opinion. Your Excellency took a deep interest in their unfortunate case and personally visited them both in Gaol and in this Hospital, and when some of the prisoners in the Gaol had attended on them, Your Excellency, as an approval of their conduct, considerately pardoned them according to the degrees of offences of which they have been convicted.

"We may, therefore, safely conclude that from Your Excellency we need fear no harsh measures or class enactments which may press hardly on us, but that whatever measures enacted during the tenure of your high office will, we may be sure, tend to increase the prosperity of the Colony and to promote the welfare of all the inhabitants, natives as well as foreigners. In conclusion we beg again to thank Your Excellency for your kind visit to-day: we heartly wish Your Excellency and Mrs. HENNESSY happiness and prosperity, and trust that Your Excellency may long remain as Governor of this Colony." His Excellency then said:-Mr. LEONG-ON, and Members of the Committee of this Hospital,-I receive with the greatest satisfaction the address that has now been presented to me. In that address you say that it is my policy to make no distinction between any class, or creed, or nationality; but, in truth, that is not my policy alone, it is the policy of the Sovereign I have the honour to represent. When we remember that England is the greatest colonial empire on the face of the globe, the reason is that that policy of perfect fair play and justice to all is the Colonial policy of the British Government; and I say this in the presence of my gallant friend, Admiral HILLYAR, who in all quarters of the globe has seen that policy carried out by himself and everyone who represents the Queen of England. It is the fixed policy of England. The result certainly is gratifying to all of us, and must be gratifying to Her Majesty's Government. Here in this Colony, established six and thirty years, what do we find to-day? We find that Hongkong in its commercial movement exceeds, far exceeds, the whole of the West Indian Islands. We know also that in the value of its shipping and commerce it exceeds the flourishing colonies in Australia. The value of this commerce is immense and it is of great advantage. to England. Well, in developing that commerce no doubt England sent to this Colony and still sends here commercial men well fitted for the task, but these men are assisted by those I see round me to-day. Is there nothing that we Europeans can learn from the Chinese community of Hongkong? What causes commercial greatness?--Industry, temperance, probity in commercial dealings. All these are characteristics of the Chinese that I am now addressing; and I say there is no country in Europe that may not learn an example in commercial probity, in the strict payment of debts, in industry, from the Chinese community of Hongkong.

You have touched in your address upon that sad calamity which occurred not long ago in this Colony by which nearly a hundred persons were killed. Even from such an event we may take some useful lessons, and in connection with it there is something which we ought to be proud of. These are critical times; and that terrible event showed that in the Harbour of Hongkong we had an adequate representative of the British Navy, for with promptitude the signal was made by Admiral HILLYAR, and from every one of Her Majesty's ships in the Harbour there went instantly a medical officer to attend upen the wounded. It is public spirit of that kind; that zeal, promptitude, and readiness for duty which has always distinguished the British Navy, that has made it successful in the past, and which at this very moment, perhaps while I am speaking, may be again demanded on the part of ships in Her Majesty's service to maintain the honour

                    of our flag. Therefore, I say that from what then occurred, we ourselves can learn a useful lesson. I rejoice to know that amongst the naval officers present to-day is the medical attendant in the Admiral's own ship, who, I understand, is about to receive from you some testimony of the appreciation, the just and proper appreciation, that you entertain of the devotion with which that gentleman discharged the duties he then undertook.

This institution has done an immense amount of good. That there should be benevolent institutions wherever there is a Chinese community, we all know. We know that in all the great cities of China, there are institutions where the aged and destitute are cared for; and why should there not be such institutions in Hongkong? The whole expenses of this institution are defrayed by the voluntary contributions of the Chinese community, and I am happy to remind you that the EARL OF KIMBERLEY, while he was Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, conveyed to my predecessor, Sir- ARTHUR KENNEDY, the sense of Her Majesty's Government of the admirable xample that the Chinese commu- nity had set in establishing this institution; and I shall now be able, from the visit I have paid to-day,

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and from the minute inspection that the Admiral and myself have made of this Hospital, to do that which my predecessors have done,-bear testimony to the admirable way in wlrich it has been conducted. It has been my duty to visit many hospitals; men in my position must do so; but I am bound to say that I have never gone through the wards of any hospital in any country in which I found better ventilation, and less of that hospital character, that we so often see, and unfortunately so often experience, than in this building. I see that in this institution you understand the great value of cleanliness and fresh air. One of my predecessors, Sir RICHARD MACDONNELL, speaking at this table perhaps, and referring to his visit, made a similar observation, adding that it would be a fortunate thing for the Colony, if our own Civil Hospital had been so well built, and if the windows, doors and other means of ventilation were as adequately constructed as you have them here. Now, gentlemen, I do not on this occasion desire to sit down without bearing my testimony also, as Governor of this Colony, to what has been, from time to time, done by the Committee of this Hospital on other subjects of public importance. Many years ago, the attention of the Government was directed to a scandal, which also attracted the notice of my gallant friend, Admiral HILLYAR, the evils of the coolic trade, and one of my predecessors called the attention of the Secretary of State to the fact that the communications from the Tung Wah Hospital were those which gave him the first intimation of the evils perpetrated in that trade. While the Government of that day had to thank the Committee of the Tung Wah Hospital, it is my duty now publicly to do the same. Government to that which undoubtedly was a grave abuse.

It is not many weeks since you drew the attention of the it was the practice to issue tickets to Chinese Emigrants in this Colony for a certain sum of

You brought to my notice the fact that the tickets purported that that sum was paid in full, whereas, as you pointed out, in reality but a very money; small sum was paid, and the emigrant was expected to bind himself for so long a period as two years, to work off his passage, in the sugar plantations of the Sandwich Islands. That was an infraction of our law. It was you who drew our attention to it, and it is my public duty to thank you, as I now do, for the valuable information you thus conveyed to the Government.

I am sure I only express the sentiments of the European gentlemen that I see around me, and of my gallant friend, Admiral HILLYAR, and of his Officers, in cordially wishing you a happy New Year, and long continued prosperity; and I need hardly add that if I can in any way promote that prosperity, it will afford me indeed great satisfaction when the time comes, and I make up my own accounts, on leaving this Colony.

      Mr. NG CHOY then interpreted the substance of His Excellency's speech to the Chinese present, a great majority of whom did not understand English.

      Mr. WAI AKWONG then rose to present a silver cup to Dr. MowLL, for the services he rendered to the sufferers by the explosion of the S. S. Yesso. The cup is very handsomely chased in Chinese style, and is a piece of exquisite workmanship from Canton. It stands on a nicely carved black-wood pedestal, and bears the following inscription:" Presented to Rd. W. MOWLL, Esq., M.D., R.N., by the Chinese Community of Hongkong, as an expression of their high estimation of his medical abilities, and gratitude for his kind attention as displayed towards the sufferers from the accident on board the S. S. Yesso, 22nd November, 1877, Hongkong." In presenting it to Dr. MowLL, Mr. WAI AKWONG said it was a small token of their esteem and gratitude, and he begged the doctor to accept it.

Dr. MowLL replied in a few appropriate words, and said no one deplored the sad accident more than he did, and that in attending on the sufferers, he was only doing his duty for the cause of humanity. He thanked the Chinese for their kind gift, and said he would ever prize it.

      Tea was again brought in, and after sipping it, His Excellency rose to depart. The Chinese Band again struck up, and a salute of three salvoes was fired.

Νο. 29.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. FAMINE. NORTH-CHINA.

The following Papers in reference thereto, are published for general information.

By Coinmand,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

CHINESE FAMINE RELIEF FUND,

Sin,-In name of the Chinese Famine Relief Committee, we take the liberty of addressing you on

SHANGHAI, 29th January, 1878. the subject of the Famine now raging in the North of China. The accounts that have reached the Committee are most distressing and there is occasion for immediate action in the matter. accounts have been published in the local papers here, and we beg to refer you to them for information. These It will be seen that the Famine extends over at least four provinces, Shensi, Shansi, Chilli and Honan, and is far more terrible than it was last year in Shantung. It includes a population of nine millions, thousands of whom are dying daily from sheer starvation. Not only are women and children being freely sold for a mere pittance, but human flesh is resorted to as a means of subsistence in many instances.

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and from the minute inspection that the Admiral and myself have made of this Hospital, to do that which my predecessors have done,-bear testimony to the admirable way in wlrich it has been conducted. It has been my duty to visit many hospitals; men in my position must do so; but I am bound to say that I have never gone through the wards of any hospital in any country in which I found better ventilation, and less of that hospital character, that we so often see, and unfortunately so often experience, than in this building. I see that in this institution you understand the great value of cleanliness and fresh air. One of my predecessors, Sir RICHARD MACDONNELL, speaking at this table perhaps, and referring to his visit, made a similar observation, adding that it would be a fortunate thing for the Colony, if our own Civil Hospital had been so well built, and if the windows, doors and other means of ventilation were as adequately constructed as you have them here. Now, gentlemen, I do not on this occasion desire to sit down without bearing my testimony also, as Governor of this Colony, to what has been, from time to time, done by the Committee of this Hospital on other subjects of public importance. Many years ago, the attention of the Government was directed to a scandal, which also attracted the notice of my gallant friend, Admiral HILLYAR, the evils of the coolic trade, and one of my predecessors called the attention of the Secretary of State to the fact that the communications from the Tung Wah Hospital were those which gave him the first intimation of the evils perpetrated in that trade. While the Government of that day had to thank the Committee of the Tung Wah Hospital, it is my duty now publicly to do the same. Government to that which undoubtedly was a grave abuse.

It is not many weeks since you drew the attention of the it was the practice to issue tickets to Chinese Emigrants in this Colony for a certain sum of

You brought to my notice the fact that the tickets purported that that sum was paid in full, whereas, as you pointed out, in reality but a very money; small sum was paid, and the emigrant was expected to bind himself for so long a period as two years, to work off his passage, in the sugar plantations of the Sandwich Islands. That was an infraction of our law. It was you who drew our attention to it, and it is my public duty to thank you, as I now do, for the valuable information you thus conveyed to the Government.

I am sure I only express the sentiments of the European gentlemen that I see around me, and of my gallant friend, Admiral HILLYAR, and of his Officers, in cordially wishing you a happy New Year, and long continued prosperity; and I need hardly add that if I can in any way promote that prosperity, it will afford me indeed great satisfaction when the time comes, and I make up my own accounts, on leaving this Colony.

      Mr. NG CHOY then interpreted the substance of His Excellency's speech to the Chinese present, a great majority of whom did not understand English.

      Mr. WAI AKWONG then rose to present a silver cup to Dr. MowLL, for the services he rendered to the sufferers by the explosion of the S. S. Yesso. The cup is very handsomely chased in Chinese style, and is a piece of exquisite workmanship from Canton. It stands on a nicely carved black-wood pedestal, and bears the following inscription:" Presented to Rd. W. MOWLL, Esq., M.D., R.N., by the Chinese Community of Hongkong, as an expression of their high estimation of his medical abilities, and gratitude for his kind attention as displayed towards the sufferers from the accident on board the S. S. Yesso, 22nd November, 1877, Hongkong." In presenting it to Dr. MowLL, Mr. WAI AKWONG said it was a small token of their esteem and gratitude, and he begged the doctor to accept it.

Dr. MowLL replied in a few appropriate words, and said no one deplored the sad accident more than he did, and that in attending on the sufferers, he was only doing his duty for the cause of humanity. He thanked the Chinese for their kind gift, and said he would ever prize it.

      Tea was again brought in, and after sipping it, His Excellency rose to depart. The Chinese Band again struck up, and a salute of three salvoes was fired.

Νο. 29.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. FAMINE. NORTH-CHINA.

The following Papers in reference thereto, are published for general information.

By Coinmand,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

CHINESE FAMINE RELIEF FUND,

Sin,-In name of the Chinese Famine Relief Committee, we take the liberty of addressing you on

SHANGHAI, 29th January, 1878. the subject of the Famine now raging in the North of China. The accounts that have reached the Committee are most distressing and there is occasion for immediate action in the matter. accounts have been published in the local papers here, and we beg to refer you to them for information. These It will be seen that the Famine extends over at least four provinces, Shensi, Shansi, Chilli and Honan, and is far more terrible than it was last year in Shantung. It includes a population of nine millions, thousands of whom are dying daily from sheer starvation. Not only are women and children being freely sold for a mere pittance, but human flesh is resorted to as a means of subsistence in many instances.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

Happily the Chinese Government and private individuals are exerting themselves in the matter, and large contributions have been raised and forwarded both in money and food to the Famine stricken districts.

But the whole is of course utterly inadequate to meet the wants of the case, and Missionaries alike Catholic and Protestant, are engaged to the utmost of their ability in the work of distribution and more are ready to enter on it, if means are provided for the purpose. Urgent appeals are to hand for aid, and the Relief Committee here have resolved on adopting the same line of action that was pursued last year, namely, canvassing the foreign settlements at this place, writing to the outports, including Hongkong and Japan, and, in addition to telegraph to England and America.

Last year the Colony of Hongkong responded liberally to the appeals that were made for Shantung, and the necessities of the case compel us to renew our appeals this year, also in the hope that they will be as effective as they were then.

We have been appointed to write your Excellency for this purpose, and to lay the matter before you, requesting that such means may be carried out at Hongkong, as may be thought most suitable. Your kind attention to this will be the occasion of much thankfulness to the members of our Relief Committee and it is desired that any monies contributed for the object may be sent to the Treasurer of the Fund, F. W. LEMARCHAND, Esq., Agra Bank, Shanghai.

We have, &c.

WM. MUIRHEAD,

Hon. Sec., China Famine Relief Fund. E. REEVES PALMER,

His Excellency

The Governor of Hongkong,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

Minister of Union Church, Shanghai.

R. C. MISSION HOUSE,

HONGKONG, 7th February, 1878.

EXCELLENCY,-The appalling news of the horrors of famine, which I almost daily receive from the North of China, compels me to recur to the generosity of the heart of Your Excellency, craving for a relief for so many fainine-stricken fellow-creatures. As Procurator of the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda Fide, I continually receive letters froin the heads of the Italian Missions, that is the Provinces of Shen-Shi, Shan-Shi and Honan, the Provinces most suffering from famine. My great friend the Right Reverend Bishop VOLONTERI, Vicar Apostolic of Honan, well known here in Hongkong (where he worked as Missionary for 10 years and who made the so widely spread chart of the San-on district) writes me in date of 12th January, that the horrors of famine are so great, that fathers are seen eating the corpse of their children, and children assisting at the death of their fathers, eating them immediately as they have expired. Indeed the local Mandarins do something, but quite powerless for so many dying people in those huts where at times some 5 or 6 thousand people collected receive a daily soup by the Government, some 60 or 100 corpses are extracted every day.

After such terrible description of the horrors of famine, the Right Reverend Bishop VOLONTERI, and the Right Reverend Bishop LING, Vicar Apostolic of Shan-Shi pray me to do all that lay in my power to find some relief for so many poor creatures, whom they are condemned to see dying every hour around them, unable as they are through poverty to stretch forth their hands to help them. urged by such pitiful motives take courage to put my humble petition for some relief in the hands of Your Excellency, knowing the sincere feelings of charity which animates your heart, and hoping that the Colonial Government, which was so liberal last year for the poor people of Shantung Province will also come to the help of those of Shan-Shi and Honan.

I have, &c.,

His Excellency

JOHN POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G.,

Governor of Hongkong,

&c.,

Sc.,

&c.

No. 30.

G. BURGHIGNOLI,

Procurator of Pro.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following letter from His Grace the Duke of BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS, dated Government House, Madras, 11th January, 1878, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

Happily the Chinese Government and private individuals are exerting themselves in the matter, and large contributions have been raised and forwarded both in money and food to the Famine stricken districts.

But the whole is of course utterly inadequate to meet the wants of the case, and Missionaries alike Catholic and Protestant, are engaged to the utmost of their ability in the work of distribution and more are ready to enter on it, if means are provided for the purpose. Urgent appeals are to hand for aid, and the Relief Committee here have resolved on adopting the same line of action that was pursued last year, namely, canvassing the foreign settlements at this place, writing to the outports, including Hongkong and Japan, and, in addition to telegraph to England and America.

Last year the Colony of Hongkong responded liberally to the appeals that were made for Shantung, and the necessities of the case compel us to renew our appeals this year, also in the hope that they will be as effective as they were then.

We have been appointed to write your Excellency for this purpose, and to lay the matter before you, requesting that such means may be carried out at Hongkong, as may be thought most suitable. Your kind attention to this will be the occasion of much thankfulness to the members of our Relief Committee and it is desired that any monies contributed for the object may be sent to the Treasurer of the Fund, F. W. LEMARCHAND, Esq., Agra Bank, Shanghai.

We have, &c.

WM. MUIRHEAD,

Hon. Sec., China Famine Relief Fund. E. REEVES PALMER,

His Excellency

The Governor of Hongkong,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

Minister of Union Church, Shanghai.

R. C. MISSION HOUSE,

HONGKONG, 7th February, 1878.

EXCELLENCY,-The appalling news of the horrors of famine, which I almost daily receive from the North of China, compels me to recur to the generosity of the heart of Your Excellency, craving for a relief for so many fainine-stricken fellow-creatures. As Procurator of the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda Fide, I continually receive letters froin the heads of the Italian Missions, that is the Provinces of Shen-Shi, Shan-Shi and Honan, the Provinces most suffering from famine. My great friend the Right Reverend Bishop VOLONTERI, Vicar Apostolic of Honan, well known here in Hongkong (where he worked as Missionary for 10 years and who made the so widely spread chart of the San-on district) writes me in date of 12th January, that the horrors of famine are so great, that fathers are seen eating the corpse of their children, and children assisting at the death of their fathers, eating them immediately as they have expired. Indeed the local Mandarins do something, but quite powerless for so many dying people in those huts where at times some 5 or 6 thousand people collected receive a daily soup by the Government, some 60 or 100 corpses are extracted every day.

After such terrible description of the horrors of famine, the Right Reverend Bishop VOLONTERI, and the Right Reverend Bishop LING, Vicar Apostolic of Shan-Shi pray me to do all that lay in my power to find some relief for so many poor creatures, whom they are condemned to see dying every hour around them, unable as they are through poverty to stretch forth their hands to help them. urged by such pitiful motives take courage to put my humble petition for some relief in the hands of Your Excellency, knowing the sincere feelings of charity which animates your heart, and hoping that the Colonial Government, which was so liberal last year for the poor people of Shantung Province will also come to the help of those of Shan-Shi and Honan.

I have, &c.,

His Excellency

JOHN POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G.,

Governor of Hongkong,

&c.,

Sc.,

&c.

No. 30.

G. BURGHIGNOLI,

Procurator of Pro.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following letter from His Grace the Duke of BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS, dated Government House, Madras, 11th January, 1878, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

GOVERNMENT House, MADRAS, 11th January, 1878.

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SIR,-I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of two drafts amounting to Rupees 543.10.4, towards the Famine Relief Fund.

    I beg that you will convey to Bishop RAIMONDI and to the Officers and Men of the Portuguese Gun-vessel Tejo, my best thanks for the remittance.

I remain, &c.,

BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS.

Governor of Hongkong.

His Excellency JOHN POPE HENNESSY, Esq.,

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.

The following Letters and Minutes are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

[No. 15.]

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 28th January, 1878.

SIR,-Referring to your Letter No. 132 of the 2nd March last, informing me of the Secretary of State's approval of the proposal for introducing a system of payment by results in the Government Schools of the Colony, I have the honour to report as follows:-

The Schools ranked as very good are the-

1. Tang-lung Chau (P?nti) School.

2. Wantsai School.

3. Stanley School.

The Schools ranked as good are the-

1. Sai Ying-ph?n (P?nti) School.

2. H? W?n School.

3. Sh?ung W?n School.

4. Sh?u-ki W?n School.

4. Girls' School.

5. Tang-lung Chau (Hakka) School.

5. Ap-li Chau School.

6. Shek-t'ong Ts?i School. 7. Ts'at Tsz-m?i School.

According to tais classification, 5 Masters receive $25 each,..

and 7

""

""

$15

99

Total,......

$125.00 105.00

$230.00

    This payment comes under the denomination of Grants-in-Aid. I have already, in my Letter No. 3 of 7th instant, (C. S. O. No. 38), reported that the Grants-in-Aid this year are in excess of the sum voted for the purpose. I trust, however, that 'His Excellency the Governor, on considering the circumstances of the present year, will not object to making provision for this further sum; and I shall be glad if the Warrant for payment is issued in time to enable me to pay the Masters on the 1st proximo, before they go home for their New Year holidays.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

*

Your most obedient Servant,

FREDERICK STEWART, Inspector of Schools.

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.,

Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

Minute by His Excellency the Governor.

     I have already sanctioned the extra payments in accordance with Mr. STEWART'S recommendation, subject to the approval of the Legislative Council.

     On visiting some of these Village Schools, I found the Schoolmasters could not speak a word of English, and as far as I could ascertain, none of the pupils had any knowledge of English.

Possibly, in some of the Government Schools I have not yet been able to visit, there may be instruction in English; I should therefore be glad if Mr. STEWART would make out a list of the Schoolmasters of the Village Schools, marking in each case, those who can teach English, and those who cannot.

     Also the total number of pupils in each Village School, and the number in each that can speak English.

J. POPE HENNESSY,

29th January, 1878.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

GOVERNMENT House, MADRAS, 11th January, 1878.

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SIR,-I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of two drafts amounting to Rupees 543.10.4, towards the Famine Relief Fund.

    I beg that you will convey to Bishop RAIMONDI and to the Officers and Men of the Portuguese Gun-vessel Tejo, my best thanks for the remittance.

I remain, &c.,

BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS.

Governor of Hongkong.

His Excellency JOHN POPE HENNESSY, Esq.,

No. 31.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.

The following Letters and Minutes are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

[No. 15.]

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 28th January, 1878.

SIR,-Referring to your Letter No. 132 of the 2nd March last, informing me of the Secretary of State's approval of the proposal for introducing a system of payment by results in the Government Schools of the Colony, I have the honour to report as follows:-

The Schools ranked as very good are the-

1. Tang-lung Chau (P?nti) School.

2. Wantsai School.

3. Stanley School.

The Schools ranked as good are the-

1. Sai Ying-ph?n (P?nti) School.

2. H? W?n School.

3. Sh?ung W?n School.

4. Sh?u-ki W?n School.

4. Girls' School.

5. Tang-lung Chau (Hakka) School.

5. Ap-li Chau School.

6. Shek-t'ong Ts?i School. 7. Ts'at Tsz-m?i School.

According to tais classification, 5 Masters receive $25 each,..

and 7

""

""

$15

99

Total,......

$125.00 105.00

$230.00

    This payment comes under the denomination of Grants-in-Aid. I have already, in my Letter No. 3 of 7th instant, (C. S. O. No. 38), reported that the Grants-in-Aid this year are in excess of the sum voted for the purpose. I trust, however, that 'His Excellency the Governor, on considering the circumstances of the present year, will not object to making provision for this further sum; and I shall be glad if the Warrant for payment is issued in time to enable me to pay the Masters on the 1st proximo, before they go home for their New Year holidays.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

*

Your most obedient Servant,

FREDERICK STEWART, Inspector of Schools.

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.,

Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

Minute by His Excellency the Governor.

     I have already sanctioned the extra payments in accordance with Mr. STEWART'S recommendation, subject to the approval of the Legislative Council.

     On visiting some of these Village Schools, I found the Schoolmasters could not speak a word of English, and as far as I could ascertain, none of the pupils had any knowledge of English.

Possibly, in some of the Government Schools I have not yet been able to visit, there may be instruction in English; I should therefore be glad if Mr. STEWART would make out a list of the Schoolmasters of the Village Schools, marking in each case, those who can teach English, and those who cannot.

     Also the total number of pupils in each Village School, and the number in each that can speak English.

J. POPE HENNESSY,

29th January, 1878.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

Minute by the Inspector of Schools.

    Before the establishment of the Central School, English was taught in a few of the Schools by visiting Masters, who attended for that purpose a few hours a week. This, the Board of Education found to be highly unsatisfactory. Accordingly, when the Central School was established, the teaching of English was abolished in all the other Schools.

The only exception now is the Aberdeen * School, which is, and has been, in such a backward state that I almost despair of the success of the experiment, and often think we should revert, in this School, to the teaching of Chinese pure and simple.

With this one exception, therefore, what are conveniently called the Village Schools are simply Schools where the children receive a Chinese education in their own language.

The School Book Committee's Series and Geography have been added to this course of instruction; but these subjects excepted, they are such Schools as might be found anywhere in any part of the Chinese Empire.

Except that there is no religious instruction, the Schools correspond exactly with the Grant-in- Aid Schools in Class I, namely, the Baxter, the London Mission, and the St. Stephen Schools. Neither Masters nor Scholars know anything of English.

FREDERICK STEWART,

29th January, 1878.

HONGKONG, 10th February, 1878.

many others

   MY DEAR MR. STEWART,-Looking to the views entertained by the Governor, and as to the expediency of giving greater facility to the boys at the Central School, for the study of the English language, it seems to me very desirable that we should have your views as early as possible as to the arrangements which should be made. Could you not therefore postpone your departure for a fortnight? If prior to sending in a report you would like to discuss the matter with the Governor, myself, and a few others, I am sure His Excellency will afford you every facility.

FREDERICK STEWART, Esq.

Yours, &c.,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN.

  Inspector of Schools to The Honourable J. Gardiner Austin, C.M.G., Colonial Secretary. [No. 23.]

HONGKONG, 11th February, 1878. SIR,-In answer to your note enquiring if I could not postpone my departure for a fortnight, in order to give the Government my views on the expediency of affording greater facility to the boys at the Central School for the study of the English language, I have the honour to inform you that it would be exceedingly inconvenient for me to postpone it, for several reasons: this one among others, that I had to telegraph to Shanghai to secure a passage for the 21st instant, and that I have no chance of being able to get one by the following steamer. I should, of course, at once sacrifice my own private interests for the sake of the public service, did I think it necessary; but I expect to be able to send you to-morrow, or the day after, a communication which, I believe, will set at rest this question of English at the Central School.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

FREDERICK STEWART, Inspector of Schools.

Minute by His Excellency the Governor.

Let this await the further communication Mr. STEWART tells us he is preparing. I should be very sorry to stop him, for no Officer has earned his leave of absence better, but I fear he is somewhat over-sanguine in thinking that the communication he contemplates will set this question at rest; and it is to be regretted that he does not think it necessary for the public service to act on the suggestion conveyed in Mr. AUSTIN's letter, and thus be able to discuss with the Colonial Secretary, myself and others (such as the Members of Legislative Council who represent commercial interests) the problem of of again teaching English in all the Government Schools, and of making the nominal programme four hours a day of English for every boy at the Central School a reality, so that all the pupils in that school should be able to speak English-perfectly or imperfectly-instead of only 60 out of 610.

J. POPE HENNESSY.

11th February, 1878.

* No. of Day Scholars in 1877,

No. of Evening Scholars in 1877,

Total,..

All these learn English; none of thein speak it. The Master, Wong K?p, speaks English fairly.

30 21

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878. Inspector of Schools to The Honourable J. Gardiner Austin, C.M.G., Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 12th February, 1878.

53

     SIR,-I have the honour to bring to your notice that there is a serious misapprehension abroad as to the working of the Central School.

2. This misapprehension has arisen from a question put to me by His Excellency the Governor, on the 25th ultimo, at the Distribution of the Prizes at the Central School.

3. I was then asked, "How many of the boys now in the school speak English?" I answered, "From fifty to sixty; and that imperfectly."

     4. His Excellency, in his speech as published in the Government Gazette of the 26th of January, said, "In this English Colony we must not be satisfied with 60 out of 600 being able to speak English in our principal Government School, and that imperfectly.'

"7

5. On the following day, these words appeared in the "Catholic Register," "He" (His Excellency) "remarked on the small proportion, only 50 or 60 out of that number (610), who knew anything of

sh and of their very imperfect knowledge of the language."

6. At an interview to which the Governor invited me in the forenoon of the 9th instant, on reference being again made to the speaking of English in the school, I called His Excellency's special attention to the distinction between speaking a language and learning, that is studying it; as the impression was then gaining upon me that there was a misapprehension on the subject.

     7. In the afternoon of the same day, on the occasion of the Distribution of Prizes by His Excellency the Governor at St. Joseph's College, Mr. FRANCIS is reported in the "China Mail" of that date to have said, "He was astonished to find at the recent examination of the Central School that only forty or fifty of the Chinese youths receiving instruction there were being taught English, or able to speak the language to any extent. He was under the impression previously that every Chinese boy who went there was taught English, and he was much surprised to find that that was not the case.'

8. In the report of the same proceedings_contained in the "Daily Press" of the 11th instant, Mr. FRANCIS is similarly reported to have said, "I was astonished to find at the recent examination of the Central School only forty or fifty of the boys were able to speak English. I had always been under the impression that the one thing that school existed for was to teach English, that every boy was taught English, and I was very much astonished to find that was not the case.'

9. On the same occasion, His Excellency is reported in the "China Mail" to have stated, "You have heard it said that only about forty or fifty, I think the actual number given to me by Mr. STEWART was fifty or sixty of the Chinese boys being educated in the Central School last year spoke English and that imperfectly."

10. Further on, His Excellency is reported to have said, "It was only this very morning in an interview I had with Mr. STEWART, who is at the head of our Government educational system, I told him, what I was bound to repeat to him, namely, the views of leading merchants, un-official members of my Council, and others in this Colony, which are that they desire the Government Schools in Hongkong to teach more English, and that no boy should, in time to come, leave the Government Schools, without being able to speak English.

     11. The report of His Excellency's words in the "Daily Press" is in precisely the same terms, and need not therefore be repeated.

     12. Now I very respectfully beg to point out that in all this there is a fallacy lurking, and I have italicised the words on which I think that fallacy turns.

13. The belief now abroad in the Colony is that no attempt is made at the Central School to teach more than fifty or sixty of the boys English; and that the study of that language is subordinated to the study of Chinese, which both the English and the Chinese masters devote their time and their energies to teach. Indeed, it is difficult to see how people could believe otherwise, considering that Mr. FRANCIS, as appears above, stated at St. Joseph's College on the 9th instant, that he was astonished to find that only forty or fifty of the boys at the Central School were being taught English, and that His Excellency practically endorsed the statement by allowing it to pass unchallenged although touching upon it.

     14. The simple fact however is quite otherwise. Every boy in the Central School is taught English during four hours every day, a period which I think it impossible to extend with any good result. In addition to this teaching of English, but in subordination to it, the boys are also taught their own language by non-English-speaking masters; for I hold that no boy can master a foreign language without a competent knowledge of his own, unless he resides in the country in which the foreign language is spoken.

     15. When I said to His Excellency that only 50 or 60 of the boys spoke English, I referred to those who had been some years in the school, and who were about to leave it on obtaining employment. When I used the word "imperfectly," I did so in contradistinction to the facility with which one speaks a foreign language from actual experience in life, as apart from the slow and imperfect speaking of it which one acquires by learning it only from the lips of a master: and I did not for a moment intend to suggest that none of the others knew anything of English.

     16. In the "China Mail's" account of the proceedings already referred to, His Excellency is reported to have said, "I asked His Lordship when I came in this morning what was the number of Portuguese in the school, and what number left the school, able to speak English. He answered, first, that there

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

  cannot be far short of 200 Portuguese trained in the school, and that all these, practically speaking, leave the school able to speak English more or less."

    17. If His Excellency will take the same reply from me now, I can give it, without hesitation or reservation, as regards the boys at the Central School.

    18. That more can be done at the Central School as it is, than is being done, to teach English, I believe to be impossible: that more could be done at the school as I should like to see it, than is done now, it would be impossible to deny: but, to reach that stage, the new school must be built, more accommodation provided, smaller classes formed, a stronger staff of teachers obtained, and a play ground supplied as the most practical of all forms of teaching the boys to speak English.

19. I have repeatedly referred to all these matters in my Annual Reports, but it is now necessary to repeat and emphasize them; and, as much evil must result to the school from the currency given to the impression that is now prevailing, I venture to request that His Excellency will permit the publication of this letter in next Saturday's Gazette, in order that this serious public misapprehension may be authoritatively removed on the earliest possible occasion.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Inspector of Schools.

The Governor to the Colonial Secretary.

As the Colonial Secretary was with me when I put the questions to Mr. STEWART about the amount of English spoken in the double class-room where there were one hundred and fifty boys being taught by three Chinese teachers, and about the amount of English spoken by the six hundred and ten pupils in the whole school for 1877, I should be glad if he would record his recollection of Mr. STEWART's answer.

Minute by the Colonial Secretary.

J. POPE HENNESSY.

12th February, 1878.

    The information given to Your Excellency by Mr. STEWART conveyed an impression to my mind that only 50 or 60 of the boys knew anything of English. Indeed when these figures were given in Your Excellency's speech I understood Mr. STEWART to say, when turning round to me, that he feared they were in excess.

I must confess that in consequence I left the school with an unfavourable impression as to the extent to which instruction was being given in English, as I hold that political and commercial interests render the study of English of primary importance in all Government schools.

    I quite agree, however, with Mr. STEWART that we should obtain better results with more accommodation, smaller classes and a stronger staff of teachers.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Minute by His Excellency the Governor.

Colonial Secretary.

13th February, 1878.

    Send copies of these Minutes to Mr. STEWART, and say I should be glad if he would prepare an approximate estimate of the total cost of the whole scheme of Government Education, assuming that the Legislative Council will concur with Mr. AUSTIN in thinking that political and commercial interests render the study of English of primary importance in all Government Schools: and that as regards the principal Government School (the Central School) smaller classes be formed, and a stronger staff of teachers be obtained.

As regards providing increased accommodation, I signed warrants last year for over ten thousand dollars for this object, in addition to more than forty thousand spent by my predecessor; and in this year's Estimates, I have taken a further vote on account of the new Central School of $25,000.

No. 32.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. POPE HENNESSY.

14th February, 1878.

Applications will be received at this Office for the appointment of Fourth Master at the Central School during the absence on leave of th. Head Master, Mr. STEWART.

Salary $120 per month and an Allowance of $30 per month for House Rent. Applications to be addressed to the Office of the undersigned.

For further particulars, apply to F. STEWART, Esquire, Head Master, Central School.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

  cannot be far short of 200 Portuguese trained in the school, and that all these, practically speaking, leave the school able to speak English more or less."

    17. If His Excellency will take the same reply from me now, I can give it, without hesitation or reservation, as regards the boys at the Central School.

    18. That more can be done at the Central School as it is, than is being done, to teach English, I believe to be impossible: that more could be done at the school as I should like to see it, than is done now, it would be impossible to deny: but, to reach that stage, the new school must be built, more accommodation provided, smaller classes formed, a stronger staff of teachers obtained, and a play ground supplied as the most practical of all forms of teaching the boys to speak English.

19. I have repeatedly referred to all these matters in my Annual Reports, but it is now necessary to repeat and emphasize them; and, as much evil must result to the school from the currency given to the impression that is now prevailing, I venture to request that His Excellency will permit the publication of this letter in next Saturday's Gazette, in order that this serious public misapprehension may be authoritatively removed on the earliest possible occasion.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Inspector of Schools.

The Governor to the Colonial Secretary.

As the Colonial Secretary was with me when I put the questions to Mr. STEWART about the amount of English spoken in the double class-room where there were one hundred and fifty boys being taught by three Chinese teachers, and about the amount of English spoken by the six hundred and ten pupils in the whole school for 1877, I should be glad if he would record his recollection of Mr. STEWART's answer.

Minute by the Colonial Secretary.

J. POPE HENNESSY.

12th February, 1878.

    The information given to Your Excellency by Mr. STEWART conveyed an impression to my mind that only 50 or 60 of the boys knew anything of English. Indeed when these figures were given in Your Excellency's speech I understood Mr. STEWART to say, when turning round to me, that he feared they were in excess.

I must confess that in consequence I left the school with an unfavourable impression as to the extent to which instruction was being given in English, as I hold that political and commercial interests render the study of English of primary importance in all Government schools.

    I quite agree, however, with Mr. STEWART that we should obtain better results with more accommodation, smaller classes and a stronger staff of teachers.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Minute by His Excellency the Governor.

Colonial Secretary.

13th February, 1878.

    Send copies of these Minutes to Mr. STEWART, and say I should be glad if he would prepare an approximate estimate of the total cost of the whole scheme of Government Education, assuming that the Legislative Council will concur with Mr. AUSTIN in thinking that political and commercial interests render the study of English of primary importance in all Government Schools: and that as regards the principal Government School (the Central School) smaller classes be formed, and a stronger staff of teachers be obtained.

As regards providing increased accommodation, I signed warrants last year for over ten thousand dollars for this object, in addition to more than forty thousand spent by my predecessor; and in this year's Estimates, I have taken a further vote on account of the new Central School of $25,000.

No. 32.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. POPE HENNESSY.

14th February, 1878.

Applications will be received at this Office for the appointment of Fourth Master at the Central School during the absence on leave of th. Head Master, Mr. STEWART.

Salary $120 per month and an Allowance of $30 per month for House Rent. Applications to be addressed to the Office of the undersigned.

For further particulars, apply to F. STEWART, Esquire, Head Master, Central School.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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No. 33.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878. 55

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return, received from Mr. JOHN JACK, of the quantity of Spirits distilled at the Hongkong Distillery, is published for general information.

Spirits manufactured during the quarter ending 11th February, 1878,........

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

Proof Gallons.

..14,520

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

No. 34.

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, 15th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Convictions under Ordinance No. 15 of 1860, namely, the Cargo-boat Ordinance, for the Year ending 31st December, 1877.

DATE.

NAMES OF THE PARTIES TO THE SUIT.

OFFENCE.

SENTENCE.

REMARKS.

1877.

April 6 R. at complaint of James H. Grimes, Inspector

of Police, European, Plaintiff,"

May

14

May

14

V.

Chang-a-Kau, Boatman of a Cargo-boat,

Chinese, Defendant.

R. at complaint of William McClellan, Ins-

pector of Junks, European, Plaintiff,

v.

1. Wong-a-Yeung, Owner of Cargo-boat

No. 361,

2. Lo-a-Tai, Boatwoman of Cargo-boat

No. 109,

3. Chau-tin-Hi, Owner of Cargo-boat

Chinese, Defendants.

No. 138,

R. at complaint of William McClellan, Ins-

pector of Junks, European, Plaintiff,

V.

1. Leung-a-Ming, Master of Cargo-boat

No. 160,

2. Ching-Tun-Ip, Master of Cargo-boat

No. 202,

3. Leung-a-Sam, Master of Cargo-boat

Plying an unlicensed Cargo- | Bail forfeited.

boat on the 5th April.

Employing unregistered per- sons on board their Cargo- boats on the 11th May.

Employing unregistered per- sons on board their Cargo- boats on the 10th May.

Defendant was bailed out at the Water Police Station in the sum of $5, and fail- ed to put in an ap- pearance.

First and second De- Fines paid.

fendants fined $5

each, in default 14 days' imprisonment with hard labour.

Third Defendant fined

$10, in default 14 days' imprisonment

with hard labour.

Fined $5 each, in de- Fines paid.

fault 14 days' im-

prisonment with

hard labour.

July

Oct.

1

No. 299,

Chinese, Defendants.

14 R. at complaint of William McClellan, Ins-

pector of Junks, European, Plaintiff,

V.

Tang-a-Ling, Master of Night Soil Boat

No. 11,

Chinese, Defendant.

R. at complaint of William McClellan, Ins-

pector of Junks, European, Plaintiff,

v.

1. Hu-a-Sing, Owner of Cargo-boat No. 75, 2. Ho-a-Kau, Owner of Cargo-boat No. 96, 3. Leung-Hoi-Wan, Owner of Cargo-boat

No. 305,

4. Leung-Kau-Yau, Owner of Cargo-boat

No. 111,

5. Leung-a-Kau, Owner of Cargo-boat

No. 372,

Chinese, Defendants.

Carrying cargo in his boat without a Licence on the 14th July.

Fined $2, in default 7 Fine paid.

days' imprisonment.

Making alterations in their Cautioned & discharged.

Cargo-boats on or about

the 27th September.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 14th February, 1878.

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

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No. 35.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

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, 1877, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

List of Masters and Mates who have passed their Examinations, during the Year ending 31st December, 1877.

DATE.

No. of CERTIFICATE.

1877.

NAMES.

RANKS.

January 3

588

5

589

Arthur Hamilton Dundas Beaver,.. James Thomas Thomson,

""

February 6

590

Charles James Holland,

6

591

Martin Luther Bevis,

""

10

592

Johann Christian Jepsen,

""

March

17

593

20

594

""

April

5

595

10

596

""

17

597

Robert John McConnell,

""

May

8

598

Gustaf Leonard Oberg,

19

599

Hans Emanuel Taubert,

77

26

600

Edward Le Mesurier Robinson,

Arthur Jackson,

George William Frederick Browne,

John Clark Main,............

Charles Henry Lancaster,

Master. First Mate.

Master.

Do.

First Mate.

Do.

Do. Master.

First Mate. Master.

Do.

Do.

First Mate.

""

June

5

601

John Handy Wade,

26

602

Henry Hugh Lightwood,.

July

4

603

John William Lowson,

21

604

Philip James Hawken,

22

August 30

605

Felice Carozzi,

Sept. 11

606

Richard McCartney Passmore,

Master.

First Mate.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Second Mate.

Dec.

15

607

Whiteman Freeman,

19

608

John Roberts Tiddy,

27

First Mate.

Do.

H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 14th February, 1878.

No. 36.

Harbour Master, &c.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation. in Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st January, 1878, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,

292,431

200,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,.

528,452

200,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

686,121

300,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

1,631,959

600,000

?

TOTAL,...

3,138,963

1,300,000

No. 25.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.?

57

   The scarcity of water in the Pok-foo-lum Reservoir rendering necessary the greatest economy of the present diminished supply, persons having water laid on to their premises are enjoined to see that leaky and defective pipe joints, taps and other fittings are made watertight.

They are also earnestly requested to adopt all precautions agains too lavish a use of water obtained from the mains and to prohibit their servants from drawing water from that source for the irrigation of gardens.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1878.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

J..GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 15th February, 1878.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adwands & Co. 5 Asplans, E. H. 1

Letters. Papers.

Blight, John J. 1

2

Doherty, J.

Evans, C. H. Evans, E.

Lets. Pprs.

1 bk. Holler, Frederice 1 Harris, Capt. 2

Moreland, L. Mann, Henry

1

Rosenthal, P.

1

2

111

McEnary, J. I

Storror, Dr.

2

Buchanan, G.

1

Burnell, K A. 1

Imbert, B. Ing Gung

Mirza, A. M. S. 1 regd.

Shuraffally, T. 6

52

1

Mills, Chas. F. 2

Fadden, Thos. 1

Solomon, J. A. 1

Barnby, Alfred 1

Fisher, Joseph 1

Mansau, Thos. 1

Thomas, F. F. 1 Tong Hing Tonnochy, M. S. 1 Tirofille, Monsr, 1 Tucker, B. W. 1

2

Barnes & Co., 1

Boon, Mrs. W. J. 1

Johnston, Fred. 1

Stucbuck, J.

1

Fox, Mrs.

McCunn, Wm. 2

3

Smith, Geo.

1

1

Bun Hang Hau 1 regd.

Jessop, H. R. H. 3

McCunn, Thos. 2

1

Scott, Mrs. E. 1

Ughes, G.

1

Gillis, Jas. A.

1

Kerr, Thomas 1

Silva, A. B.

1

Brown, Capt. 1

Nicholls, J. T. B.

2

Gibson, Edward 1

Slater, A. T.

1

Kong-ung War 1 regd.

Vidal, A.

1

Gardner, C. J. 1

Spence, A. S.

1

Campbell, W. 4

2

Geldart, Rev. E. 1

     Crovat, P. L. Caven, George 1 bk.regd.

Luna, Miss

1

1

Gilkison, W. P. 1

Lannigar, J.

1

Pelago, Jos? 1 Paulsen, H. Price, Mrs. S. 1

Stronach, W. S. 1

1

Sasso, Luigi

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METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

CAPE D'?GUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

VICTORIA PEAK. IIEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

THE

HONGKONG GOVERNMENT

1878.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

WINDS

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

DAY AND

BARO-

0 TO 12.

HOUR.1

DATE.

METER

WEA-

THER.

BARO-

Ο TO 12.

METER!

WEA-

THER.

Saturday, 9

9th

February.

3

:

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force. 58.0 52.0

30.31 58.0 Noon 30.27 60.0 60.5; 55.0 60.0 58.0 30.17 61.0

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches during previousji 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max, Min. Dry, Wet. Direct.

Force.

In inches

during previous

24 hours.

c.m.

..

b.c.m.

61.0 59.0

b.c.

59.0 58.0, ESE

30.15 60.0 30.15 | 62.0 60.0 53,0 60.5 59.0 ESE 30.09 62.0

3

g.m.

30.1358.0

3

g.m.

0.00

:

61.0 61.0 E

4

g.m.

30.09 58.0

::

55.0 55.0 NNE

4

f.

28.40 51.0;

52.0 52.0 E

3

Co

o.f.

30.10 58.0 58.5 52.0 55.0 55.0 NE

4

o.h.

0.00

28.38 53.0 56.0 49.0 53.5 58. E

??

4

o.f.

0.00

55.0 55.0 NE

4

o.h.

28.31 55.0;

:

56.0 56.0 ESE

4

o.f.

Sunday,

10th

February. 3

9

30.25 62.0

62.0, 61.0

c.f.

30.09 63.0

Noon 30.23 64.0 65.0 56.0 64.0 63.0

b.c.

63.0, 62.0 SE 30.0964.0 68,0 56.0 68.0, 66.0 ESE

4

<<

g.m.

30.10 59.5

..

:

59.0 59.0 N

2

??

3

b.c.

0.10

30.09 | 61.0 63.0 60.0 60.0 60.0' NE

3

OD

f.

30.14 64.0

64.0 63.0

b.c.

30.06 65.0

72.0; 69.0 E

2

b.c.

30.05 | 62.0!

:

:

61.0 61.0 N

3

f.

::

0.20

:??

:

28.37 80.0j

28.37 64.0 64.0 52.0) 64.0 64.0 SE

28.30 05.0

60.0 60.0 SE

6

Co

o.f.

o.f.

0.07

65.0: 65.0 SE

Co

··

o.p.f.

··

..

:

:

Monday,

11th

February.

GO

Tuesday,

12th

9

30.32 59.0

9

Noon 30.3358.5 60.5 57.0 58.0 56.0; 30.30 59.0

30.42 51.0

::

59.0 58.0

C.

30.15 64.0

62.0 60.0 NW

Co

3

g.m.

30.20 61.5

58.0 58.0 NNW

??

3

C.V.

28.44 59.0

59.059.0 N

1

o.p.f.

:

:

:

59.0 55.0

51.0 49.5!

Noon 30.42 51.5 54.5 50.5 51.0 50.0

February.

3 30.37 51.5

::

51.0 50.0

:

Wednesday,

13th

February.

9

Noon

3

30.44 53.0

53.0 50.0

30.41 57.0 58.0 50.0 57.0 53.0

True wind cannot be registered.

C.

30.16 63.0 73.0 55.0 61.0 59.0 NNW

3

g.m.

0.00

30.19 61.5, 64.0 54.0 58.0 58.9 Calm

0

c.v.

0.10

28.40 55.0 55.0 52.0 50.0 55.0 N

1

o.f.

0.00

C.

30.16 62.0

59.0 58.0 NNW

3

Co

o.d.

30.16 62.0

55.0 55.0 N

1

c.m.

28.27 51.0.

51.051.0, NW

3

o.f.

:

:

:

?

30.23 58.0

:

Do.

3

::

:

52.0 31.0 N

1

o.r.

:

30.25 56.5

50.0 48.0; N

4

0.0.

28.46 45.0

:

46.0 46.0 NNE

C.

?

30.24 56.0 61.0 48.0 53.0 51.0 N

30.22 57.0

30.25 57.0

2

o.p.

0.00

30.24 57.5 60.0 57.0 51.0 49.0 N

4

0.0.

0.00

28.14 44.0 45.0, 44.0 45.0 45,0, NNW

53.0 52.0 N

1

o.m.

:

30.24 57.0

:

50.0, 48.0 N

4

0.V.

28.40 45.0

45.0 45.0 N

..

Z? z l

2

o.f.

4

o.f.

0.00

3

o.f.

54.0 52.0 N

2

b.c.

30.29 56.0

51.0 50.0 NNW

4

C.V.

28.49 45.0

46.0 45.0 ENE

2

C.V.

..

C.

?

30.25 58.0 58.0 48.0 58.5 56.0 N

2

b.c.

0.00

30.28 56.5 57.0 48.5 51.5, 50.0 NNE

4

C.V.

0.00

30.35 57.0|

57.0 53.0

:

C.

30.2159.0

:

58.0 55.0 N

1

b.c.

30.21 56.0

:

:

52.0 48.0 NNE

4

C.V.

28.47 48.0 49.0 43.0 48.5 47.0 E

28.40 46.0;

4

c in.

0.00

47.0 46.0 E

2

om.

:

Thursday, 30.39 | 53.0 53.0 1.0

9 14th Noon 30.38 54.0 57.0 52.0 54.0 52.0 3 30.31 56.0 56.0' 52.0

February.

o.c.d.

30.21 56.0

53.0 52.0 SW

3

o.r.

30.25 56.0

:

53.5 52.0 N

3

C.V.

28.46 45.0

C.

30.21 58.0 59.0 49.0 55.0 54.0 NE

g.m.

0.10

30.26 56.0 57.0 54.5 55.0: 53.0 N

4

C.V.

0.18

30.18 58.0

..

:

57.0 55.0 NE

3

g、

30.18 56.0

..

:

*

56.0 54.0 N

4

C.V.

28.38 46.0

::

46.0 46.0 N

3

c.r.

28.43 45.0 47.0 44.0 46.0 46.0 N

2

o.f.

:???

0.00

47.0 47.0 N

2

o.p.f.

Friday,

15th

February.

9

30.4251.0

51.0 49.0

3

G.

30.25 58.0

Noon

3

30.42 52.5 56.0 49.5 52.0 49.0

30.37 54.0

c.

54.0 51.0

c.

30.20 56.01

:

:

51.5 50.0 N 30.25 56.0 57.0, 46.0 54.5 52.0 N 54.5 52.5 N

3

g.

30.26 56.0

50.0 48.0 N

3 c.m.

28.47 43.0

3

3

g.m.

g.

0.00

:

:

30.26 56.5 57.5 46.0 54.0 43.0 N 30.24 57.0

4

C.V.

0.00

52.0.43.0 N

5 C.V.

: 3

:

44.0 44.0 ENE

2

o.f.

:

28.46 44.0 45.5 43.0 45.0 45.0 NE 23.42 45.0 46.0 45.0 ENE

4

o.f.

0.15

2 0.c.m.

GAZETTE,

16TH FEBRUARY,

1878.

f.

STATE OF WEATHER:--b. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain; foggy; g. gloomy; h. hail; 7. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o. overcast; p. passing showers; q. squally; 2. rain; s. snow; t. thunder; u. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility. Objects at a distance unusually visible; w. wet (dew). NOTE:—A bar (→) under any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

Figures

to denote

the Force

of the

Wind.

Description of Wind.

Illustrations of the pow of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned Man-of-War or First-class Clipper Ship.

Kate of the Wind

Figures

to denote

the Force

per Hour in Miles.

of the

Wind.

Calm

Light Air

Just sufficient to give steerage way.

2

Light Breeze

3

Gentle Breeze

4

Moderate Breeze.

With which the above Ship with all sail ( 1 to 2 knots set and clean full would go in smooth water...

3 to 4

"

21

5

Fresh Breeze

5 to 6

Royals,

&c.

6

Strong Breeze

7

Moderate Gale.

8

Fresh Gale

y

Strong Gale

10

Whole Gale..

11

Storm..

In which she could just carry in chase, Double Recfs and Jib, &c. full and by

In which she could just bear close-reefed Main Topsail and reefed Foresail

Under Storm Staysail ...

Single Reefs and T. G. Sails. Triple Reefs, &c.. Close Reefs and Courses

31

ESPRAY NEED

15

25

26 30

36

45 52

53

70 80

above 80

2888***INDON

44

8

60

69

10

11

12

12

Hurricane.

Bare Poles...

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1878.

NOTICE.

  THE Coext will be held on Monday, the Eighteenth day of February, A.D. 1878, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

HE next Criminal Sessions of the Supreme

U

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

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 forenoon.

UNI

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in its Original Jurisdiction on Mondays and Thursdays.

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Foreign Attachments.

SUMMARY JURISDICTION.

Suit No. 168.

Suit No. 173.

Plaintiff,-LEONG A Soo. Defendant,-NG Kew.

{Plaintiff -VIP TAI NGAN.

Defendant,-NG Kew.

ORIGINAL JURISDICTION.

Suit No. 5.

Plaintiff,-Ho A Tow, Defendant,-NG KEW.

[OTICE is hereby given that Writs of For-

day of February instant, against all the Property moveable or immoveable of the above named De- fendant within the Colony, has been issued in each of the above Suits pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of "The Hongkong Code of Civil Procedure."

Dated the 14th day of February, A.D. 1878.

SHARP, TOLLER & JOHNSON, Solicitors

for the several Plaintiffs, Supreme Court House, Hongkong.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

HONGKONG.

Foreign Attachments.

ORIGINAL JURISDICTION.

Suit No. 7. {Plaintiff,-Lo A NGAN.

Defendant,-NG A KEW.

Suit No. 8.

N

{ Plaintiff,-LEUNG A WOON. \ Defendant,-NG A KEW.

OTICE is hereby given that Writs of For- eign Attachments returnable on the 1st day of March, 1878, against all the Property moveable or immoveable of the above named De- fendant within the Colony, has been issued in each of the above Suits pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of "The Hongkong Code of Civil Procedure."

Dated the 15th day of February, A.D. 1878. SHARP, TOLLER & JOHNSON, Solicitors for the Plaintiffs, Supreme Court House, Hongkong.

No

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

ORIGINAL JURISDICTION.

Foreign Attachment.

Suit No. 6.

    Plaintiff,-KwOK ACHIU. Defendant,-NG KEw.

OTICE is hereby given that a Writ of Foreign Attachment returnable on the 1st day of March, 1878, against all the Property

        moveable or immoveable of the above named De- fendant within the Colony, has been issued in this Suit pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of "The Hongkong Code of Civil Procedure.”

Dated this 15th day of February, 1878.

W. H. BRERETON, Solicitor for the Plaintiff,

29, Queen's Road,

Hongkong.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

SUMMARY JURISDICTION.

?

Foreign Attachment.

Suit No. 176. Plaintiff,-YIP LAI KUM. Defendant,-No Kew. OTICE is hereby given that a Writ of Foreign Attachment returnable on the 27th day of February, 1878, against all the Property moveable or immoveable of the above named De- fendant within the Colony, has been issued in this Suit pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of "The Hongkong Code of Civil Procedure.”

Dated this 15th day of February, 1878.

W. H. BRERETON, Solicitor for the Plaintiff, 29, Queen's Road, Hongkong.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

SUMMARY JURISDICTION.

Foreign Attachment.

Suit No. 177.

Plaintiff,-LEONG A SUEY, Defendant,-NG KEW.

OTICE is hereby given that a Writ of

A on

day of March, 1878, against all the Property moveable or immoveable of the above named De- fendant within the Colony, has been issued in this Suit pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of "The Hongkong Code of Civil Procedure.”

Dated this 15th day of February, 1878.

W. H. BRERETON, Solicitor for the Plaintiff, 29, Queen's Road,

Hongkong.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

No

Foreign Attachment.

Suit No. 2.

Plaintiff.-CHUN-A-YAU, Defendant.-NG KEW.

OTICE is hereby given that a Writ of Foreign Attachment returnable on the 20th day of February, instant, against all the Property moveable or immoveable of the above named De- fendant within the Colony, has been issued in this Suit pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of "The Hongkong Code of Civil Pro- cedure."

Dated the 5th day of February, A.D. 1878.

WILLIAM H. BRERETON, Solicitor for the Plaintiff, 29, Queen's Road, Hongkong.

W

NOTICE.

HEREAS pursuant to the Provisions of

Ordinance No. 14 of 1862, the following Petition to His Excellency the Governor in Council for Letters Patent for the Exclusive Right to use within this Colony and its Depend- encies, the Invention hereinafter mentioned, has, together with the Specifications and Declarations required by the said Ordinance, been filed in the Office of the Colonial Secretary, that is to say :— 66 The Petition of the Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK as Assignee of ABRAM LYLE for improved apparatus or machinery for shaping Lump Sugar in a simple, rapid and economical manner."

Notice is hereby given, that His Excellency the Governor has appointed MONDAY, the 18th day of February, 1878, at noon, for a Sitting of Government, for the purpose of entertaining the the Executive Council at the Offices of the said Petition, and that at such Sitting of the Council, Application will be made for such Letters Patent as aforesaid.

Dated at Victoria, Hongkong, this 9th day of Feb: aary, 1878.

WM. H. BRERETON, Solicitor for the Petitioner, 29, Queen's Road, Hongkong.

59

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

Νο

OTI?E.—TONG-YUT of No. 83, Queen's Froad Central, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, Trader in European goods, carrying on business there in copartnership with TONG-HIP- Wo, now assent from the Colony under the style or firm name of "KOONG-CHEONG," having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adju- dication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong, in Bankruptcy, on the 21st said Bankrupt to pass his last examination, and day of January, 1878, a public sitting for the to make application for his order of discharge, will be held before the Honourable Sir JOHN SMALE, Knight, Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, aforesaid, on Friday, the 1st day of Murch, 1878, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon of that day precisely.

The Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee in the Bankruptcy. Dated the 9th day of February, 1878.

SHARP, TOLLER & JOHNSON, Solicitors in the Bankruptcy.

THE HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS.

HE NINTH ORDINARY ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS in the above Company will be held at the Office of the Company, No. 7, Queen's Road, on Monday, the 18th February next, at Three o'clock in the afternoon, to receive a State- ment of Accounts for the year 1877, the Report of the General Managers, and to elect a Con- sulting Committee and Auditors.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co., General Managers,

Hongkong Fire Insurance

Company, Limited.

Hongkong, January 26th, 1878.

THE HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE

THE

COMPANY, LIMITED.

NOTICE.

THE TRANSFER BOOKS of the Com- pany will be Closed from the 4th to the 18th February next, both days included.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co., General Managers, Hongkong Fire Insurance Company, Limited.

Hongkong, January 26th, 1878.

NOTICE.

R. H. F. MEYERINK has been admitted

Ma PARTNER in our firm from this date.

MEYER & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1878.

NOTICE.

R. CHARLES DAVID BOTTOMLEY was

MR. CHARLES DAY in Our Dir of Was

1st July, 1877.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

VOL. XXIV.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG.

No. 9 OF 1877.

MONDAY, 19TH NOVEMBER, 1877.

PRESENT:

His Excellency Governor POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G.

The Honourable the Chief Justice (Sir JOHN Smale).

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

The Honourable the Attorney General (GEORGE PHILLIPPO).

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Treasurer, (CHArles May).

The Honourable HENRY Lowcock.

The Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK.

The Honourable JOHN MACNEILE PRICE.

ABSENT:

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary (JOHN GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.), absent on vacation leave. The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE, on leave of absence.

The Council meets this day at 2.30 P.M., pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the Council held on the 12th November are read and confirmed.

     HIS EXCELLENCY moves the second reading of the Ordinance appropriating a sum of $783,000 for the public service for 1878.

THE GAOL.

The Honourable W. KESWICK:-Before proceeding into committee with the estimates, I think, as a matter of principle, it would be well that when we are dealing with public works, works that are likely to cost a very large sum of money, and where the amounts in the estimates to be expended do not indicate precisely the total estimated cost of these works, we should have before us, and stated in the estimates, the estimated amount required to complete what is undertaken, and that the sums in the year's estimate should be stated as simply on account, and the sums in future estimates, sums on further account. The statement which Your Excellency made at the last meeting of the Council was one of the most satisfactory character. The revenue, I think, is calculated to meet the expectations which have been formed of it; but when we come to large expenditure it behoves us to be most careful that we do not initiate public buildings and spend money without considering whether in future it will be It as prosperous as it at present looks. At any rate, we should keep well within our resources. would be very well for the well-being of the Colony that there should be some reduction of taxation. I do not say it is incumbent, but it would be desirable. Some of the public works are desirable, but not urgently so. It is a grand programme, which if completed within the next five or ten years would be a credit to the Colony, but I don't know that there is any urgent need for some of its items. The separate system in the Gaol would no doubt have a deterrent effect, but it raises the question whether it is the duty of Hongkong to become the prison-house of China, whether some policy should not be pursued which would keep crime from our borders. It does not originate with us; it comes to us,

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and we should not be burdened with more than we can help. Crime committed by people who come here for a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks, should not be settled on the Colony. The system of separate imprisonment would prove very salutary. It is likely to affect the Chinese, perhaps, more than most people; but we must consider the cost. The cost I consider very great. It is estimated at $95,000, and I presume it would be a hundred thousand dollars. That further entails other expenditure, and it is a serious matter when we look at this vast programme of expenditure, and I think it is desirable that it should be extended over a long period. In all accounts where sums on account only are taken it should also be clearly stated what the full amount is likely to be.

The GOVERNOR: Perhaps I may venture to ask the Surveyor General to explain to the Council our plans and estimates for providing the separate system in the Gaol.

The SURVEYOR-GENERAL:-Without entering into the question of ways and means, I would desire in continuation of the remarks which have fallen from the honourable member on my left (Mr. KESWICK), to express a word of explanation of my own on a most important subject which should not be lost sight of in dealing with this matter. I refer to the possibility of reducing the cost of this scheme proportionately with the diminished number of prisoners which we may possibly have to deal with in the event of Your Excellency's succeeding in carrying out a project of trans- portation, which, I hope, I am not indiscreet in mentioning at this Council. The Superintendent of Victoria Gaol informs us that the average number of long-sentenced prisoners is about one hundred. If these men come under Your Excellency's admirable scheme of transportation, it will be possible to reduce by one hundred the number of solitary cells we are called upon now to provide, and this would of course reduce the estimate. I hold in my hand a detailed estimate of the cost, and I see that doing with one hundred solitary cells in the new Gaol would effect a saving of no less than $24,000 (I I shall deal, for convenience sake, with round numbers), and that would bring the original estimate down to $75,000. We have all read in Blue Books and in the published literature on the subject of prison discipline how the separate system strikes at the root of crime; how prisons conducted on this principle are shown by statistics seldom again to receive into their living graves (as one may almost call the solitary cells) those who have been fortunate enough to once emerge from them. Hongkong would not form a solitary exception to a rule almost universal, and I am sanguine we may look forward with confidence to a reduction in the number of our habitual criminals by the institution of the separate system. I think, therefore, one or more of the present wings of the Gaol might at once be adapted to the separate system, and set aside for habitual criminals and the effect observed. I attach great importance to this, because if the result were so far favourable by the diminution of crime as to render it possible make another reduction of say 30 cells in addition to the 100 just-mentioned, it would render feasible the doing away entirely with what is shown in the plans as the proposed new North Block, a huge structure involving no less an outlay than $34,000, and one which, if we can do without, will reduce our original estimate of $95,000 to $60,000. On this point to render the matter intelligible to the Council, I should explain that the necessity of making room for the proposed new North Wing, makes it necessary to remove the Superintendent's Residence, the Turnkeys' Barracks, the Gaol out- offices, the Police Courts, the offices of my honourable friend opposite (Mr. MAY) and his brother Magistrate, and the Police Cells, but all these buildings may remain undisturbed, and an additional $13,000 saved, if we can make shift without the 130 cells represented by the new North Block. This last deduction finally reduces the original estimate to $48,000, or one half its original dimensions, and this is the sum of the reductions I am able to suggest in respect of the Gaol Establishment proper. But this is not all. There is another extensive undertaking which, although not connected with the Gaol, forms a part of it as it were, and must be carried out with it hand-in-hand. I refer to the long contem- plated project of the Central Police Buildings extensions. On this subject, full details are given in the report I have recently had the honour of addressing to Your Excellency, and which will in due time perhaps be published, but I may mention, while on the subject, that the scheme for extending the Central Police Buildings was contemplated as far back as 1872 by one of Your Excellency's predecessors, Sir RICHARD MACDONNELL, upon the advice of the Royal Commission that sat that year to enquire into Police matters. If now the extension of Victoria Gaol renders necessary the demolition of the present Police Courts, it naturally follows that we shall have to seek a place for them elsewhere, and the best site will be unquestionably that on Arbuthnot Road, opposite the present temporary Hospital; it was bought in 1872, and is still the property of the Government. If these new Police Courts are erected on this site, it will be a matter of true economy to carry out at the same time the original scheme of new Police Officers' quarters, since both will be under one and the same roof, that is to say, there is room for both under the same roof and on the same site. I will not however occupy the time of honourable members by matters of detail---suffice it to say, that such a joint building as the one alluded to will cost about $18,000. But, I repeat, if the avoidance of the new North Block of the Gaol renders unnecessary the removal of the present Magistrates' Courts, there will be no need for any new fabric on Arbuthnot Road, and the $18,000 involved may therefore be thrown in among the other curtailments. Your Excellency will therefore perceive that everything hinges upon the avoidance of the new North Block, and the necessity or otherwise of this block or wing will depend upon the success of Your Excellency's proposals to Her Majesty's Government on the subject of transportation. In the face of the figures before us, we may therefore practically consider the assent of the Secretary of State to those

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The GOVERNOR-Gentlemen, I entirely concur with my honourable friend Mr. KESWICK that it is highly desirable, in submitting any scheme of a financial nature to the Council, that the Council should have before it full details as to the ultimate cost of such a scheme. It has been necessary from time to time to take a vote on account, the estimates not being prepared, and the ultimate expense not actually being before the Council. For instance, I notice the fact that a sum was taken last year for the Central School of $30,000 and we spent $52,000, or more nearly $60,000 in buying the site, quite irrespective of the building. There are cases in which it is extremely difficult to arrive at an estimate of what the cost of a project may be. Sir ARTHUR KENNEDY therefore put down $30,000, which he thought might purchase a site, but owing to the increase in the value of land it cost a good deal more, and the plans have not yet been sent home. Similar remarks apply to the important question touched upon by my honourable friend Mr. KESWICK. I think I may read to the Council a passage from a despatch addressed by Lord CARNARVON to me in May last, and which was laid before the Executive Council in August. I was under the impression it had been submitted to the Legislative Council, but I see it has not. "That committee," His Lordship says, referring to the Gaol Committee, "seem to have considered the question of the reconstruction of the Gaol upon the separate system as beyond the scope of their inquiries, though expressing an opinion in favour of the plan. I consider the separate system to be the only true basis of prison discipline, and among Chinese prisoners there are very special reasons for its adoption. It is mentioned in the report that few of the warders know Chinese, and the terrible outbreak in the Singapore prison is a warning of the danger of affording Chinese prisoners an opportunity to combine. I have to request that you will at once call on the Surveyor General to draw out plans for consideration, showing the alterations that would be requisite and the surrounding ground and buildings." Well, that has been done. You have now heard from the Surveyor General that the scheme, if carried out in its entirety, would cost $95,000, but he has pointed out that it is quite possible to reduce that by a considerable sum, about fifty per cent., and that reduction would depend upon a project which he is quite justified in mentioning to the Council, namely, my policy of securing the little Colony of Labuan as a sort of convict settlement for Hongkong. I have been in correspondence with the Governor of Labuan and the Secretary of State on the subject. It unfortunately happens that the Governor took a somewhat different view from mine as to the utility of convict labour in Labuan. He has expressed to me his opinion that convict labour is so detrimental to free labour that he doubts whether it would do the Colony of Labuan any good. However, that depends neither upon his opinion nor upon mine, but on the decision of Her Majesty's Government, and I have every hope that the Secretary of State will be of opinion that convict labour would not be detrimental to free labour, but would, on the contrary, enable that little Colony to develope its coal mines and other resources. As to the advantage to Hongkong there can be no question. I have some little confidence that my views on the subject will be supported, and that the Chief Justice will be enabled, in dealing from time to time with the worst classes of criminals, to use that severe deterrent, transportation. As

As my honourable friend the Surveyor General has pointed out, if the Secretary of State sanctions that plan, no doubt the expense of this project would be reduced fifty per cent. we do not ask the Council now to vote more than $10,000. That sum is in truth all that could be But spent by the Surveyor General's department in one quarter of the year, and we cannot expect to have the plans approved of and returned before the latter quarter of the year. And I think, as the Secretary of State has expressed this wish of having the plans and alterations proposed sent to him, that it would be well so far to comply with the wish of Her Majesty's Government to have $10,000 voted on account, which, if spent, will be spent in converting into separate cells a few of the wings of the present Gaol without really involving any very large expenditure. I apprehend no objection to that. It is clearly desirable to have as many separate cells as we can, and independently of taking the officers' quarters and putting cells there, as far as the vote now goes, it only pledges the Colony to the conversion of part of the present Gaol into separate cells. The $10,000 I think a very safe item for the Council to pass. There is no doubt whatever that the very fact to which Lord CARNARVON refers, the outbreak in the Singapore Gaol, ought to be a warning to us. reports of the Commission and of the Judge who tried the prisoners reached Lord CARNARVON, then When the there came out to the late Governor of Singapore, Sir WILLIAM JERVOIS, a long despatch from Lord CARNARVON, in which his Lordship pointed out that Her Majesty's Government had urged upon the Government of Singapore the absolute necessity of the separate system and said in very distinct language that the outbreak which occurred and its shocking consequences should be laid at the door of those who, not complying with the instructions of Her Majesty's Government, had neglected to carry out the separate system. The Secretary of State wrote to Sir WILLIAM JERVOIS that both Lord KIMBERLEY and himself had pointed out to the Government of Singapore that the separate system was essential and yet it was not carried out. He called upon him to let him have the minutes in reference to the matter, and to let him know how it was the Governor and Council of Singapore had neglected to do that which Her Majesty's Government had so often pressed upon them. In these matters we must of course look to the experience of Her Majesty's Government. And about the

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separate system, as I pointed out the other day, one of my colleagues admitted that he was wrong when, on his arrival in Ceylon, he said he thought the separate system was not necessary; before leaving that Colony he said nothing had been so deterrent to crime as the establishment of the separate system, not only there but in India. There can be no doubt about its efficacy, and on that I am glad to see Mr. KESWICK entertains an opinion as strong as mine, which he fortifies with arguments which no one can deny. Under these circumstances, you are only asked to vote the small sum of $10,000, which we cannot spend until the plans have been approved by the Secretary of State, and so far as it goes it is a perfectly safe expenditure. It will not pledge us to the total expenditure of $95,000, though of course if it should happen that my transportation scheme falls through, that it cannot be carried out, then, of course, we must make up our minds to deal with a Gaol in which we might have five hundred separate cells. Of that there can be no doubt. However, as I said, I entertain some hope that Her Majesty's Government will take the same view that I do of the scheme, and that we shall be able to carry it into effect.

Honourable W. KESWICK:-After the explanation of Your Excellency and the full information you have given, I have nothing to urge further in opposition to our proceeding into Committee.

The Bill is read a second time.

THE VOTES.

The Council goes into Committee, and the different votes are agreed to, with the following alterations only:-

The vote for the Postmaster General's Department is increased by $192, making the whole vote $31,200.

On the vote for the Judicial Establishment, the Governor moves that the sum of $600 for a Clerk to the Crown Solicitor be retained. Agreed to.

   On the Gaol Vote, $650 are added to pay for an assistant Caretaker in the Infirmary and for the cost of the dry-earth system.

In the vote for Works and Buildings, a clerical error is corrected.

All the votes having been approved, the Governor moves that the Bill be passed.

   Mr. Lowcock calls attention to an article in the "Catholic Register" about Wellington Street, and after some remarks by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Governor, and the Chief Justice, the matter drops.

   The Bill is then passed, bearing the Title of“ An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to apply a sum not exceeding Seven hundred and Eighty-three thousand Dollars to the Public Service of the Year 1878,"--being "No. 3 of

1877."

His Excellency adjourns the Council at 4.45 P.M. sine die.

J. POPE HENNESSY,

Read and confirmed, this 19th day of February, 1878.

H. E. WODEHOUSE,

Clerk of Councils.

Governor.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1878, as revised and amended by the Legislative Council, is published for general information.

By Command,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 19th February, 1878.

H. E. WODEHOUSE,

Clerk of Councils.

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separate system, as I pointed out the other day, one of my colleagues admitted that he was wrong when, on his arrival in Ceylon, he said he thought the separate system was not necessary; before leaving that Colony he said nothing had been so deterrent to crime as the establishment of the separate system, not only there but in India. There can be no doubt about its efficacy, and on that I am glad to see Mr. KESWICK entertains an opinion as strong as mine, which he fortifies with arguments which no one can deny. Under these circumstances, you are only asked to vote the small sum of $10,000, which we cannot spend until the plans have been approved by the Secretary of State, and so far as it goes it is a perfectly safe expenditure. It will not pledge us to the total expenditure of $95,000, though of course if it should happen that my transportation scheme falls through, that it cannot be carried out, then, of course, we must make up our minds to deal with a Gaol in which we might have five hundred separate cells. Of that there can be no doubt. However, as I said, I entertain some hope that Her Majesty's Government will take the same view that I do of the scheme, and that we shall be able to carry it into effect.

Honourable W. KESWICK:-After the explanation of Your Excellency and the full information you have given, I have nothing to urge further in opposition to our proceeding into Committee.

The Bill is read a second time.

THE VOTES.

The Council goes into Committee, and the different votes are agreed to, with the following alterations only:-

The vote for the Postmaster General's Department is increased by $192, making the whole vote $31,200.

On the vote for the Judicial Establishment, the Governor moves that the sum of $600 for a Clerk to the Crown Solicitor be retained. Agreed to.

   On the Gaol Vote, $650 are added to pay for an assistant Caretaker in the Infirmary and for the cost of the dry-earth system.

In the vote for Works and Buildings, a clerical error is corrected.

All the votes having been approved, the Governor moves that the Bill be passed.

   Mr. Lowcock calls attention to an article in the "Catholic Register" about Wellington Street, and after some remarks by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Governor, and the Chief Justice, the matter drops.

   The Bill is then passed, bearing the Title of“ An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to apply a sum not exceeding Seven hundred and Eighty-three thousand Dollars to the Public Service of the Year 1878,"--being "No. 3 of

1877."

His Excellency adjourns the Council at 4.45 P.M. sine die.

J. POPE HENNESSY,

Read and confirmed, this 19th day of February, 1878.

H. E. WODEHOUSE,

Clerk of Councils.

Governor.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1878, as revised and amended by the Legislative Council, is published for general information.

By Command,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 19th February, 1878.

H. E. WODEHOUSE,

Clerk of Councils.

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JURY LIST FOR 1878.

I. SPECIAL JURORS.

Hongkong to wit.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

Belilios, Emanuel Raphael Beyer, Ludwig Bottomley, Charles David Burnett, George Henry

Costa, Polycarpo Antonio da Coughtrie, James Billington Coxon, Atwell

Crawford, David Robert Fenton

Dalrymple, Henry Liston Davis, James Kennard Dickie, Henry

Du Pouey, Hippolyte Pierre

Emory, George Bache Erdmann, Hermann C?sar

     Forbes, John Murray, Jr. Forbes, William

Gillies, David

Grobien, Fritz Adolp Friccius G?ltzow, Albert

Harper, Robert Innes

      Hassell, John Gordon Talbot Heaton, Alexander McGlashan Hoppius Heinrich

Jackson, Thomas

Kahn, Charles

Katz, Charles

Kerr, Charles Morland Ki?r, Hans

Merchant, Lyndhurst Terrace Merchant, Schellhass & Co. Merchant, Lapraik & Co. Sub-Manager, HK. & Shanghai Bank

Secretary, HK., C. & M. Steam-boat Co. Secretary, Ch. Fire Insurance Co. Broker, Seymour Terrace Storekeeper, Lane Crawford & Co.

Merchant, Birley & Co. Agent, North-China Insur. Co. Manager, China Sugar Refinery Agent, Messageries Maritimes

Agent, Oriental & Occidental Co. Merchant, Carlowitz & Co.

Merchant, Russell & Co.

Merchant, Russell & Co.

Landstein, William Rudolph Lind, Adam

Linstead, Theophilus Gee

Manger, Alfred Thomas McEwen, Alexander Palmer

Newton, Alexander Nicaise, Hippolyte Nicholson, William Kerr

Pim, Tobias Pustau, Wilhelm Carl Engelbrecht

von, Senior

Reiners, Wilhelm

Remedios, Jo?o Henrique dos Remedios, Jos? Antonio dos Romano, Agostinho Guilherme Rozario, Marcos Calisto do

Secretary, HK. & Whampoa Dock Co. Ruttonjee, Dhunjeebhoy

Merchant, Sander & Co. Merchant, Siemssen & Co.

Manager, Chartered Bank Merchant, Birley & Co. Broker, Cohen & Heaton Merchant, Siemssen & Co.

Chief Manager, HK. & S'hai Bank

Merchant, Reiss & Co. Merchant, Deetjen & Co. Manager, Oriental Bank Merchant, Club Chambers

Sassoon, Edward Elias Sassoon, Frederick David Scott, James Henry Smith, Edward Carey Smith, Herbert

Thomson, Charles Edward

Vogel, Emile Ernst William

Walker, Robert Williamson, Thomas Gibb Wilson, Wilberforce

Merchant, Landstein & Co. Superintendent, P. & O. S. N. Co. Merchant, Queen's Road

Merchant, Lapraik & Co. Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co.

Manager, Gas Works Merchant, Borneo Company

Acting Manager, Chartered Mer. Bank

Merchant, Olyphant & Co.

Merchant, Pustau & Co.

Merchant, Melchers & Co.

Merchant, J. J. dos Remedios & Co. Merchant, Remedios & Co. Merchant, 16, Gough Street |Merchant, Rozario & C?.

Merchant, Pottinger Street

Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Merchant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co. Merchant, Butterfield & Swire Merchant, Turner & Co.

Merchant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Manager, National Bank

Merchant, Vogel Hagedorn & 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

Abraham, Abraham Eleazer Ahlmann, Jens Anton Aitken, Alexander Geddes Alabor, Johannes

Alford, Edward Fleet

Alford, Robert Gervase

Allan, George

Allison, James

Alon?o, Vicente

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co. Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Supt. Engineer, HK. & Wh. Dock Co. Merchant, 4, Stanley Street

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Surveyor, 2, Queen's Road

Assistant, Hongkong Ice Co. Engineer, West Poin

Assistant

B (Continued.)

Bleecker, Alexander Blogg, John Amos

Assistant, Sailors' Home Assistant, Butterfied

Bobers, Wilhelm Emil Wolfgang von Assistant Boffey, William

Bohlschau, Paul La

Anthony, Thomas Thornton

Anton, James Ross

Anton, Peter Will

Arjance, Framjee

Arnhold, Philipp

Arnold, Thomas

Azevedo, Fulgencio Hilar

B

Bailie, Henry Clery

Bain, William Neish

Baird, John Vincent

Bamsey, William Sydney Baptista, Louren?o Manuel Barretto, Jo?o Antonio, Jr. Barretto, Jos? Antonio

Barretto, Leopoldo Francisco Barros, Francisco Jorge Barrow, Edmund Thomas Bastos, Hermenegildo Maria Battles, William Ward Beart, Edward

Beaton, James

Beaton, Kenneth

Bentivigni, Clemens Adolph von Bernhard, Robert

Beurmann, Carl

Bevis, Herbert Mar rice

Bieber, Theodor

Blackweli, Richard

Blanchard, Henry Martin

Beery Path

Co.

Cssistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Manager, Novelty Iron Works Proprietor, Ice Co.

Assistant, Falconer & Co. Assistant, Gas Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Chartered Bank Assistant, Oriental Bank Assistant, Oriental Bank

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Merchant, Queen's Road Secretary, Hongkong Club Assistant, China Sugar Refinery Assistant, China Sugar Refinery Assistant, Vogel & Co.

Ship Broker, Heinemann & Co. Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co. Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank Assistant, Lembke & Co. Assistant, Russell & Co.

Assistant, O. & O. Steamship Co.

Torne

Braddon, Hauzy Edward Brand?o, Adelino Januario Britto, Alexandre de Brizzle, Donald Br?ckelmann, Julius Richard Bush, Frederic Deblois Bush, Lafayette Langsdale

c

Caldwell, Charles Francis Campos, Eduardo Pereira de Carvalho, Marcos Antonio de Chang Shun Yee

| Chart, Arthur

Chastel, Edward Charles Chater, Catchick Paul Chater, Joseph Theophilus Cheyne, Arthur

Clipperton, Henry James Cohen, Charles Coleman Cohen, Henry

Colla?o, Leonardo Francisco

Augusto Cook, Jesse Cooke, Robert

Cooper, Hormusjee Nusserwanjee Cope, Augustus Edward

Olyphant & Co. Broker, Bank Buildings Assistant, National Bank

Broker, Hongkong Hotel

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery

Assistant, Deetjen & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Assistant, C. P. Chater, Bank Buildings Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Turner & Co.

General Merchant, Yee Tuk Hong,

Praya West

Manager, Victoria Foundry Merchant, Bank Buildings |Broker, 17, Caine Road Broker, 17, Caine Road

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Eastern Extension Tel. Co.

|Broker, Cohen & Heaton

Broker, Cohen & Heaton

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Shipwright, Patent Slip and Dock Co. Merchant, Pottinger Street

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

C (Continued.)

Cordeiro, Albano Antonio Costa, Jos? Phillippe da Costa, Luiz da

Cotewall, Hormusjee Rustomjee Cox, James Henry Cox, John Samuel

Crawford, Henry Croker, John William Crutch, Sydney John Cruz, Evaristo da

D

D'Almeida, Isidoro Antonio Danenberg, Carlos

  Darby, William Homfray Fuller Deacon, Richard

Deneke, Carl Theodor Detmers, Willelm

Dittmer, Friedrich Christian Dolan, William

Doral, Phillip Robert Dorrinck, Johannes Julius Dougal, Williama

Driscoll, Thomas Nathaniel Dunman, William

Dunn, William Edward Henry

Edgar, John

E

Edger, Joseph Stirling Edwards, William Cochran Emanuel, Joseph Moses Eth?, Carl August Bernhard

Fairbairn, John

F

Falconer, Matthew Farrell, Edwin

Favacho, Vicente Andr?

Favre, Virgil

Ferr?s, Joaquim Antonio Ferreira, Casimiro Jos? Fonseca, Etelvino Fortunato

Foster, Frederick Thomas Pearce

Franco, Filomen, Junr. Franco, Filomero Maria Fraser-Smith, hobert Freire, Francisc

Tang

C

Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, China Sugar Refinery Assistant, Tata & Co. Assistant, Turner & Co. Storekeeper, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co, Assistant, Patent Slip & Dock Co. Assistant, Reiss & Co.

Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co.

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire Assistant, Reiss & Co. Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co. Broker, College Gardens Assistant, Pustau & Co. Assistant, R?decker & Co. Assistant, Sander & Co.

Storekeeper, McEwen Frickel & Co. Assistant, Hughes & Legge Assistant, Schellhass & Co. Assistant, Chartered Bank

Clothier, 47, Queen's Road

Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co. Assistant, H. Ki?r & Co.

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank Undertaker, Queen's Road, East Shipwright, Spratt & Co.

Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Storekeeper, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, G. Falconer & Co. Assist., Lammert Atkinson & Co. Assistant, T. G. Linstead Proprietor, H?tel de L'Univers Assistant, Oriental Bank

Assistant, O. & O. S. S. Co.

Assistant, Lammert Atkinson & Co. Assistant, Birley & Co.

Assistant, Great Northern Tel. Co. Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Assistant, HK. & Whampoa Dock Co. Assistant, T. G. Linstead

Secretary, Chinese Insurance Co.

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Secretary, HK. Chamber of Commerce

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery

Ass

tant, Sayle & Co.

Jardine Matheson & Co.

nd?o & Co.

T?o & Co

d?o & Co.

Palilios

& Shanghai Bank Lozario & Co.

Assistant Melchers & Co.

H (Continued.)

Hartmann, Julius Harton, Charles Frederick Hauschild, Louis Heermann, Carl

Hennequin, Luigi Roberto Hennings, John Herbert, Harry Herbst, Edward

Heuermann, Friederich Wilhelm Hind, John

Hintzman, Wilhelm Hirst, Charles Ho A-mei Holmes, George Holmes, Joseph Henry Horgan, John Francis Hudson, Arthur John Hughes, Edward Jones Hughes, John Robert Hughes, Samuel Hughes, William Kerfoot Humby, John

Humphreys, William Griffiths Hutchison, John Duflon Hyndman, Henrique

Inglis, John

Innes, Robert

J

Jack, John

James, Horatio Gay

Jameson, James Nelson

Jantzen, Laurenz Heinrich Carl

Melchers

Jenkins, John Howe Jesus, Jo?o Antonio de Jesus, Joaquim Victor de Johannes, Stephen Paul Johnson, George Frederick Johnston, Andrew Jordan, Paul Jorge, Acurcio

Jorge, Emilio Antonio

Jorge, Francisco Jos? Vicente Just, Hermann Zadick Juster, John

Keating, James Keiser, Jules

Keller, John Keller, William Kennedy, John

Kent, Robert

Assistant, Pustau & Co. Assistant, Gilman & Co. Assistant, German Consulate Assistant, Gaupp & Co.

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes Co. Assistant, Steward's Boarding House Assistant, Chartered Mercantile Bank Storekeeper, Heuermann Herbst & Co. Storekeeper, Heuermann Herbst & Co. Draper, Thompson & Hind Assistant, Meyer & Co. Assistant, Hesse & Co.

Secretary, On Tai Insurance Co.

Broker, Pedder's Hill

Foreman, West Point Foundry

Assistant, Anthony & Co.

Engineer, Oriental Sugar Refinery

Assistant, Hughes & Legge

Assistant, Chartered Mercantile Bank

Assistant, Reiss & Co.

Broker, Queen's Road

Innkeeper, Empire Tavern

Assistant, McEwen Frickel & Co. Assistant, R. Walker

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery

Shipwright, Inglis & Co.

Assistant, Oriental Bank

Proprietor, Hongkong Distillery Co. Merchant, G. R. Stevens & Co. Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Assistant, Melchers & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Turner & Co.

Assistant, HK. & W. Dock Co.

Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Engineer, West Point Foundry

Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Assistant, HK. & Shanghai Bank Assistant, Remedios & Co. Assistan', Russell & Co.

Broker, 47, Wyndham Street Innkeeper, Liverpool Arms

K

Assistant, Driscoll & Co.

Kirchmann, Louis Kock, Christian

Koss, Friedrich Wilhelm

Kuhlmann, Carl Theodor Henry Kyle, JohnTM

Ladage, Amandus

Watchmaker, Gaupp & Co.

Assistant, Sailors' Home

Assistant, Hongkong Distillery Co.

Assistant, Williams' Stables

Trainer, Bowrington

Innkeeper, Land we live in

Innkeeper, "City of Hamburg" Inn

Clothier, Koss & Co.

Storekeeper, Kruse & Co.

Proprietor, Hongkong Ice Co.

Ginge Glover, T

Gomes, August

Gomes, Francisco.

Gomes, Jo?o Baptista,

Gomes, Norberto Joaquim

Gonsalves, Constancio Joaquim

Gonsalves, Francisco Mamede

Goosmann, Johann Nicolaus

Gordon, Alexander Jorge

Gorham, Charles Leary Grant, David Brown

Grant, John

Gray, Roderick Mackenzie Green, Sophus Axel Albert Grossmann, Christian Friedrich Grossmann, Gustav Adolph Grote, Max. Carl Johann Guedes, Florindo Duarte Guedes, Jos? Maria, Jr. Gutierrez, Adelino Oscar Gutierrez, Jocelyn Antonio Gutmann, Sander

H

Haden, Charles Sydenham Hahn, Albert Carl Ferdinand Halliburton, Charles Dallas Hammond, William Henry Hancock, Alfred Hancock, Sydney Hanlon, Joseph Martin Hansen, John Anton Harling, Gustav

Harper, William Dean

Assistant, Inglis & Co.

Assistant, P. M. S. S. Co.

Assistant, Chartered Bank

Assistant, Lapraik & Co. Assistant, Reiss & Co.

Assistant, Great Northern Tel. Co. Merchant, Grossmann & Co.

Assistant, Grossmann & Co.

Assistant, Melchers & Co.

Assistant, Guedes & Co. Auctioneer, Guedes & Co.

Assistant, China Fire Insurance Co. Assistant, Russell & Co. Assistant, Sander & Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co. Piano Tuner, 1, Praya East Assistant, Chartered Bank Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Broker, Seymour Road

Broker, Seymour Road

Teacher, Hollywood Road

Assistant, Schellhass & Co.

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Lamke, Johannes

Lammert, George Reinhold Lapsley, William Ledbury, John

Legge, William

Le Glay, Julien Andr? Gustave

Edward

Lembke, Justus Peter

Levy, Alexander Lewis, Arthur James

Liddell, James Gilmour

Lilley, Elijah

Lima, Jos? Maria d'Oliveira Linde, Frederick Asmus

Lopes, Lino Jos?

Love, Andrew Napier Loxley, William Richard Luk Sow Tin

Luz, Januario Antonio da

M

Teacher of Music, 45, Wyndham Street MacDonald, John

MacClymont, Archibald

Maclean, Hector Coll Madar, Ismael Pulley

Assistant, & Co.

Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co. Storekeeper, Pedder's Wharf Assistant, Sugar Refinery Gunner, P. & O. Co. Broker, Hughes & Legge

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes Co. Merchant, Justus Lembke & Co. Assistant, Landstein & Co.

Assistant, China Fire Insurance Co.

Assistant, HK. & Whampoa Dock Co.

Clothier, Stanley Street

Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co.

Proprietor, British Hotel

Assistant, Ki?r & Co.

Storekeeper, Anthony & Co.

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Assistant, Yee Cheung Hong, Bonham

Strand

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Shipwright, Mosque Terrace Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Book-keeper. Hongkong Hotel

THE HONGKong goverNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

NAME IN FULL.

67

? OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

M (Continued.)

Mallory, Laurence

Manson, William

Mardfeldt, Johannes Friedrich Mathisen, Wilhelmu

McAllister, Daniel

McBain, George

McCallum, John McConachie, Alexander McCulloch, David McFie, Donald

McLeod, Joseph

Medina, Jo?o de Cunha Melbye, Emil Mendel, Louis

Mercantile, John

Metzenthin, Paul Meyenberg, Victor Louis Meyer, Adolph Emile Meyer, Johann Friedrich

Meyerink, Hermann Friedrich Millar, Andrew

Mody, Hormusjce Nowrojee Moore, Edward

    Moore, William Henry More, Robert

Morgan, William Mostyn Morris, Alfred George Morrison, James Kennedy Mosely, John Alexander Moses, Jacob Silas Moss, Dominik

M?ller, Hermann

Muncherjee, Dadabhoy

N

Nazer, John Stewart

Nicholson, George Hansen Noble, John

Noodt, Oscar

     Notley, Walter Hyde Nowrojee, Dorabjee

Nunn, Charles Faulkner

Olson, John

Otto, Hermann

Oxley, Edward Hayes

      Ozorio, Candido Antonio Ozorio, Candido Julio

P

Page, Owen Edward

Proprietor, Hongkong Timber Yard Assistant, G. N. Telegraph Co. Assistant, Melchers & Co. Assistant, F. Degenaer Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. |Broker, Gough Street

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, McEwen Frickel & Co. Assistant, Turner & Co. Assistant, China Sugar Refinery Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co. Proprietor, British Crown Tavern Assistant, H. Ki?r & Co.

Merchant, Arnhold Karberg & Co. Assistant, China Sugar Refinery Assistant, Carlowitz & Co. Assistant, Gaupp & Co. Merchant, Meyer & Co.

Sugar Boiler, 76, Queen's Road East Assistant, Meyer & Co.

|Plumber, 1, Queen's Road East

Broker, Graham Street

Assistant, Union Insur. Society Storekeeper, Lammert Atkinson & Co. Storekeeper, More & Siemund Broker, Pedder's Hill

Broker, Queen's Road

Assistant, Oriental Bank

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co. Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Merchant, T. Howard & Co. Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co. Merchant, Framjee Hormusjee & Co.

Assistant, Inglis & Co.

Assistant, Great Northern Tel. Co. Gentleman, care of D. R. Crawford Assistant, Vogel Hagedorn & Co. Merchant, Queen's Road Merchant, Queen's Road Assistant, Gibb ?Livingston & Co.

Proprietor, National Tavern Assistant, Meyer & Co. Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, J. Y. V. Shaw

Assistant, Sayle & Co.

R (Continued.)

Ribeiro, Alfredo Jorge Vieira Ribeiro, Alfredo Vieira Ribeiro, Athanazio Francisco Richmond, Thomas Gillies Rien?cker, Robert Robinson, John

Rodatz, Gottfried Carl Friedrich Rogers, Frederick Robert Rose, Edward

Rose, Paul

Rose, Thomas Isaac Ross, Kenneth McKenzie Ross, William

Roza, Antonio Braz da

Roza, Jos? Francisco Campos da

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Assistant, Borneo Company Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Broker, Morrison Hill

Secretary, Club Germania

Assistant, Lammert Atkinson & Co.

Innkeeper, Oriental Hotel

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Assistant, Borneo Company

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Assistant, Falconer & Co.

Assistant, Birley & Co.

Assistant, Birley & Co.

Manager, Moore & Co.

Roza, Maximiano Maria Campos da Assistant, Birley & Co. Rozario, Sabino Reys

S?, Francisco de

S

Sapey, Edward Daniel Sapoorjee, Eduljee

Sassoon, Meyer Elias

Sayle, Boardman Broadhead Dalton Schmidt, William August Fer-

dinand

Schomburg, August

Sch?nberger, Richard

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Foreman, Gas Company

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co. Draper, Sayle & Co.

Gun-maker, Peel Street Assistant, Meyer & Co. Assistant, Kruse & Co.

Schultz, Hermann Wilhelm M?nster Assistant, Wieler & Co.

Scott, William Lackland

Seier, Julius

Seimund, Carl Heinrich

Sewell, Thomas William

Sharp, Granville

Shaw, John Yardley Vernon

Sheppard, Herbert

Shirkey, William Shuster, Jacob Fritz

Siebs, Nicolaus August Silva, Emiliano Maria da Silva, Ernesto Estev?o da Silva, Jos? Pedro Nolasco da Silva, Miguel Antonio da Silveira, Albino de Sivart, Julius

Smith, Alexander Findlay Smith, Charles Vincent Smith, Edward Underhill Smith, Henry Smith, Henry

Smith, James Bradlee

Smith, John Grant

Smith, John Henry

Proffessor of Music, care of Kruse & Co. Smith, Peter

Panizza, Felix

Parker, Thomas Daniel Cox

Assistant, Gas Co.

Pascoal, Jo?o Pedro

Peguin, Max.

Percival, William Howes

Pereira, Alfredo Maria da Roza

Pereira, Antonio Louren?o Gonsalves Pereira, Ignacio Pires Peterson, Christian Frederick

William

Philipsen, Paul Emil Severin Plage, Philip Poesnecker, Lorenz

Polishwalla, Merwanjee Byramjee Potts, John

     Pressick, Charles Frederick Pustau, Wilhelm Carl Engelbrecht

von, Junr.

Q

Quin, John

R

R?decker, Richard Hermann

Rapp, Fritz

Ray, Edward Constant

Ray, William Henry

Raynal, Gustave

Reddie, Arthur Campbell

Remedios, Adelino Augusto dos

Remedios, Alexandre Antonio dos

Remedios, Demetrio Antonio dos

Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co. Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.

Assistant, North-China Insurance Co. Assistant, O. & O. S. S. Co. Assistant, National Bank Assistant, Lammert Atkinson & Co.

Innkeeper, German Tavern Assistant, Ki?r & Co. Assistant, China Sugar Refinery Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co. Broker, Lyndhurst Terrace Engineer, 101, Praya West Assistant, Sayle & Co.

Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.

Merchant, R?decker & Co.

Auctioneer, Zetland Street

Shipbroker, Queen's Road

Merchant, Stanley Street

Soares, Alfredo Francisco de Jesus Souza, Antonio Jos? da Silva e Souza, Jo?o Jos? da Silva e Souza, Marcellino de Souza, Miguel de Specht, Fritz

Speidel, Paul Hermann Spitz, Engelhard Spratt, William Bolton

Stael, Leonhard

Stanford, George Alfred Steil, Friedrich Richard Stevens, George

Stevens, Jacob

Stewart, George

Stockhausen, Francis Walde-

mar George von Stolterfoht, Hermann Sykes, James Walter

Taufer, Edward Taufer, George

T

Tavares, Jos? Philippe

Taylor, Charles Smith Terry, James William

Secretary, China Traders' Insurance Co. Thevenin, Louis Charles

Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co. Assistant, Vogel & Co.

Assistant, J. J. dos Remedios & Co.

Remedios, Alexandrino Francisco dos Assistant, Lapraik & Co.

Remedios, Filomeno Antonio dos

Remedios, Francis o Jos? dos

Remedios, Geraldo dos

Remedios, Jeronymo Miguel dos Rhodes, Percival

Assistant, Kozario & Co.

Assistant, Union Insurance Society Assistant, Lapraik & Co.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.

Assistant, J. J. dos Remedios

Co.

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co.

Thompson, William James Tolatee, Framjee Merwanjee Traill, Edward

Travers, Dudley Colethurst

V

Vale, Thomas Harold, Junr. Vaucher, Albert Emile Vinton, William

Vogel, Charles

Assistant, Victoria Foundry

Assistant, Meyer & Co.

Storekeeper, More & Seimund

Assistant, McEwen Frickel & Co.

Broker, Bank Buildings

Agent, Praya

Assistant, Meyer & Co.

Boilermaker, HK. and W'poa Dock Co.

Steward, Sailors' Home

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Assistant, Oriental Bank

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery

|Broker, Gough Street

Assistant, Chartered Mercantile Bank

Assistant, Union Insurance Co.

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Storekeeper, McEwen Frickel & Co,

Assistant, Russell & Co.

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Accountant, HK. & Shanghai Bank

Assistant, HK. & Whampoa Dock Co.

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Storekeeper, McEwen Frickel & Co. Storekeeper, Blackhead & Co. Boarding H.keeper, Queen's Road Assistant, North-China Insurance Co. Printer, De Souza & Co. Printer, De Souza & Co.

Assistant, HK. & Whampoa Dock Co.

Assistant, Union Insurance Society

Assistant, Blackhead & Co.

Assistant, Gaupp & Co.

Assistant, Pustau & Co.

Shipwright, Praya East

Merchant, Hesse & Co.

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.

Broker, Heinemann & Co.

Merchant, Stevens & Co.

Assistant, HK. & Whampoa Dock Co.

Chief Engineer, HK. & W. Dock Co.

Hotelkeeper, Oriental Hotel

Merchant, Hesse & Co. Proprietor, London Inn

Assistant, HK. Fire Insurance Co. Assistant, HK. Fire Insurance Co. Assistant, Messageries Maritimes Co. Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co. Teacher, Wyndham Street Wine Merchant, Queen's Road Clothier, Queen's Road

Merchant, 18, Hollywood Road Assistant, Mercantile Bank

Assistant, Borneo Company Limited

1

Agent, Wyndham Street

Broker, Ball's Court

Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Assistant, Vogel Hagedorn & Co.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

Wai Kwong

W

Wasserfall, Alexander Wemyss, Alexander

Wheeler, William

White, John Robinson

Wicking, Harry

Wieler, Oscar Wilhelm Williams, James

Williamson, John Wise Lenton Wilson, Charles Henry Wilson, Robert

W (Continued.)

Compradore, Chartered Mercantile Bank Wohlters, Andreas

Proprietor, British Inn

Wong Shing

Assistant, Oriental Bank

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Woodford, James Daniel Woodin, Edward Littlefield

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Innkeeper, Stag Hotel

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Merchant, Wieler & Co. Proprietor, Horse Repository Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co. [Assistant, East. Ext. Telegraph Co.

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank

Y

Young, Alexander

Young, George Graham Bell Yuill, George Skelton

Merchant, 7, Peel Street

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Shipwright, HK. & W'poa Dock Co.

Assistant, Birley & Co.

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire

G. S. NORTHCOTE,

Deputy Sheriff.

Revised, corrected, and the Special Jurors designated by the Legislative Council, this 19th day of February, 1878.

H. E. WODEHOUSE, Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Bill, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held on Tuesday, the 19th February, is published for general information.

By Command,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 20th February, 1878.

Title.

Preamble.

Short title.

Interpretation clause.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to provide for the Survey and Regulation of Steam- ships and Vessels propelled by Steam.

[

1878.]

What provisions should be made for the survey and regu-

HEREAS it is expedient for the prevention of accidents

lation of steam-ships and vessels propelled by steam: Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

Preliminary.

I. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as "The Steam- ship Survey and Regulation Ordinance, 1878.”

II. In the construction and for the purposes of this Ordinance (if not inconsistent with the context or subject matter) the follow- ing terms shall have the respective meanings hereinafter assigned to them, that is to say :--

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Stipendiary Magistrate" shall mean and include the Police Magistrates of the Colony, and the Marine Magistrate.

"Master" shall include every person (except a pilot) having command or charge of any ship.

"Seaman" shall include any person (except masters, pilots and apprentices duly indentured and registered) employed or engaged in any capacity on board any ship..

Ship" shall include any description of vessel used in naviga- tion not propelled by oars, whose real substantial business is to go to sea, except Chinese junks or lorchas not propelled by

steam.

(6

Steam-ship" shall include every ship propelled or partially propelled by steam.

(6

99.66 Tons Tonnage "shall mean tons and tonnage, as cal- culated according to British measurement of registered tonnage. The term "Waters of the Colony" shall (except as herein- after provided) be, for the purposes of this Ordinance, deemed to comprise the waters situate within a radius of one marine league from the shores of the Colony: Provided always that this interpretation shall not be construed to affect waters within such radius in any case where such waters are situate within the territorial limits or jurisdiction of the empire of China.

Passenger" shall mean and include any person carried in any vessel other than the master, seamen and apprentices duly indentured and registered.

H. E. WODEHOUSE, Clerk of Councils.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION AND ADDRESS.

Wai Kwong

W

Wasserfall, Alexander Wemyss, Alexander

Wheeler, William

White, John Robinson

Wicking, Harry

Wieler, Oscar Wilhelm Williams, James

Williamson, John Wise Lenton Wilson, Charles Henry Wilson, Robert

W (Continued.)

Compradore, Chartered Mercantile Bank Wohlters, Andreas

Proprietor, British Inn

Wong Shing

Assistant, Oriental Bank

Assistant, Olyphant & Co.

Woodford, James Daniel Woodin, Edward Littlefield

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.

Innkeeper, Stag Hotel

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co. Merchant, Wieler & Co. Proprietor, Horse Repository Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co. [Assistant, East. Ext. Telegraph Co.

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank

Y

Young, Alexander

Young, George Graham Bell Yuill, George Skelton

Merchant, 7, Peel Street

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank Assistant, P. & O. Co.

Shipwright, HK. & W'poa Dock Co.

Assistant, Birley & Co.

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire

G. S. NORTHCOTE,

Deputy Sheriff.

Revised, corrected, and the Special Jurors designated by the Legislative Council, this 19th day of February, 1878.

H. E. WODEHOUSE, Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Bill, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held on Tuesday, the 19th February, is published for general information.

By Command,

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 20th February, 1878.

Title.

Preamble.

Short title.

Interpretation clause.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to provide for the Survey and Regulation of Steam- ships and Vessels propelled by Steam.

[

1878.]

What provisions should be made for the survey and regu-

HEREAS it is expedient for the prevention of accidents

lation of steam-ships and vessels propelled by steam: Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

Preliminary.

I. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as "The Steam- ship Survey and Regulation Ordinance, 1878.”

II. In the construction and for the purposes of this Ordinance (if not inconsistent with the context or subject matter) the follow- ing terms shall have the respective meanings hereinafter assigned to them, that is to say :--

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Stipendiary Magistrate" shall mean and include the Police Magistrates of the Colony, and the Marine Magistrate.

"Master" shall include every person (except a pilot) having command or charge of any ship.

"Seaman" shall include any person (except masters, pilots and apprentices duly indentured and registered) employed or engaged in any capacity on board any ship..

Ship" shall include any description of vessel used in naviga- tion not propelled by oars, whose real substantial business is to go to sea, except Chinese junks or lorchas not propelled by

steam.

(6

Steam-ship" shall include every ship propelled or partially propelled by steam.

(6

99.66 Tons Tonnage "shall mean tons and tonnage, as cal- culated according to British measurement of registered tonnage. The term "Waters of the Colony" shall (except as herein- after provided) be, for the purposes of this Ordinance, deemed to comprise the waters situate within a radius of one marine league from the shores of the Colony: Provided always that this interpretation shall not be construed to affect waters within such radius in any case where such waters are situate within the territorial limits or jurisdiction of the empire of China.

Passenger" shall mean and include any person carried in any vessel other than the master, seamen and apprentices duly indentured and registered.

H. E. WODEHOUSE, Clerk of Councils.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878. 69

Survey of Steam-ships of 50 tons and upwards.

III. This section shall apply:---

(a.) To all British steam-ships being within the waters of the [See M. S. A.

Colony which have not been surveyed in the United 1854.] Kingdom or in any British possession within the pre-- ceding twelve months under the provisions of "The Merchant Shipping Acts, 1854 to 1876," or any legisla- tive enactment for the time being in force in Great Britain or Ireland or in any British possession.

(b.) To all vessels of fifty tons and upwards propelled by steam plying within the waters of the Colony, whether for hire

or not.

(c.) To all steam-ships registered in this Colony of fifty tons

and upwards.

2. Such steam-ships and vessels propelled by steam shall be Equipment provided as follows, that is to say:-

of steam-ships.

(a.) Every steam-ship or vessel propelled by steam of which [Ibid s. 301.]

a survey is required by this section shall be provided

with a safety valve upon each boiler, so constructed as Safety valve. to be out of the control of the engineer when the steam is up, and, if such valve is in addition to the ordinary valve, it shall be so constructed as to have an area not less, and a pressure not greater than the area of and pressure on that valve.

(b.) Every steam-ship shall have her compasses properly Compasses to

adjusted from time to time; such adjustment, in the be adjusted. case of ships surveyed as hereinafter mentioned, to be made to the satisfaction of a Government Surveyor ap- pointed for the purpose, and according to such regula- tions as may be issued by the Governor.

(c.) Every steam-ship (unless used solely as a steam-tug) Fire hose.

shall be provided with a hose adapted for the purpose of extinguishing fire in any part of the ship and capable of being connected with the engines of the ship.

(d.) Every steam-ship employed to carry passengers shall be Signals.

provided, to the satisfaction of the Governor :-

(1.) With means for making the signals of distress at [39 & 40 Vict, night specified in the first schedule to "The Mer- c. 80, par. 21.] chant Shipping Act, 1873," or in any rules substi- tuted therefor, including means of making flames on the ship which are inextinguishable in water, or such other means of making signals of distress as the Governor may previously approve; and

(2.) With a proper supply of lights inextinguishable in

water, and fitted for attachment to life buoys.

(e.) Every steam-ship employed to carry passengers by sea, Shelter for

not coming within the provisions of "The Chinese Pas- deck pas- sengers Act, 1855," or of any Ordinance made in sengers.

            pur- suance thereof, shall be provided with such shelter for [M. S. A.

               s. 301.] the protection of deck passengers (if any) as the Gover- nor, having regard to the nature of the passage, the number of deck passengers to be carried, the season of the year, the safety of the ship, and the circumstances of the case may require.

And if any such steam-ship as aforesaid goes to sea from any port in the Colony without being so provided as herein before required, then for each default in any of the above requisites, the owner or agent shall (if he appears to be in fault) incur a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars, and the master shall (if he appears to be in fault) incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

3. If any person places an undue weight on the safety valve Penalty for of any steam-ship or vessel propelled by steam, or, in the case of improper steam-ships or vessels propelled by steam surveyed as hereinafter weight on mentioned, increases such weight beyond the limits fixed by such [Ibid s. 302.]

safety valve. Government Surveyor as hereinafter mentioned, he shall, in addi- tion to any other liabilities he may incur by so doing, incur a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars.

their remu-

4. The Governor may, from time to time, appoint such number Governor to of fit and proper persons to be Government Surveyors for the pur- appoint sur- poses of this Ordinance as he thinks proper, and appoint their veyors, and fix duties, and may, from time to time, remove such surveyors, or any neration. of them, and may, from time to time, fix and alter the remune- [Ibid s. 305.] ration to be received by such surveyors.

5. The said surveyors shall execute their duties under the Governor to direction of the Governor, and the Governor may make regulations regulate mode as to the manner in which the surveys hereinafter mentioned shall of survey. be made, and as to the notice to be given to the surveyors when [Ibid s. 307.]. surveys are required, and as to the amount and payment of any other expenses incurred by such surveyors in the execution of their duties, and may thereby determine the person by whom and the conditions under which such payment shall be made.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

Surveyors to 6. It shall be lawful for the said surveyors in the execution of their have power to du.ies to go on board any steam-ship or vessel propelled by steam inspect.

to which this section applies, at all reasonable times, and to [Ibid s. 306.]

inspect the same, or any part thereof, or any of the boilers, machinery, boats, equipments, or articles on board thereof, or any pro- certificates of the master, mate, or engineer, to which the visions of "The Merchant Shipping Acts, 1854 to 1876," or any Ordinance, or any of the regulations made, or to be made under the said "Merchant Shipping Acts," or such Ordinance, for the time being in force in this Colony apply, not unnecessarily detaining or delaying the ship from proceeding on any voyage, and, if in consequence of any accident to any such ship, or for any other reason they consider it necessary so to do, to require the ship to be taken into dock for the purpose of surveying the hull thereof; and any person who hinders any such surveyor from going on board any such steam-ship or vessel propelled by steam, or otherwise impedes him in the execution of his duty under this Ordinance, shall incur a penalty not exceeding twenty- five dollars.

Penalty on surveyors re- ceiving fees unlawfully. [Ibid s. 308.]

Owners to

have surveys

made by Government

7. Every surveyor who demands or receives directly or indirectly from the owner, agent, or master of any ship surveyed by him under the provisions of this Ordinance, or from any other person, any fee or remuneration whatsoever for or in respect of such survey, otherwise than as the officer and by the direction of the Governor, shall incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

8. The owner, agent, or master of every steam-ship or vessel propelled by steam being within the waters of the Colony shall, where such ship or vessel comes within the meaning of this section, Surveyors, and cause the same to be surveyed by one or more of the Government Surveyors so appointed as aforesaid; who shall be appointed for the special purpose by the Governor, and such surveyor or sur- [Ibid s. 309.] veyors shall thereupon, if satisfied that they can with propriety do

so, give to such owner declarations as follows:-

surveyors to give declarations.

(a.) The declaration of the surveyor appointed for that pur- pose shall contain statements of the following particulars, that is to say :-

(1.) That the hull of the ship is sufficient for the service

intended and in good condition.

(2.) That the partitions, boats, rafts, life buoys, or other appliances for saving life, lights, signals, compasses, and shelter for deck passengers, and the certificates of the master and mate, or mates, are such, and in such condition as required by law.

(3.) The time (if less than six months) for which the

said hull and equipments will be sufficient. (4.) The limits (if any) beyond which, as regards the hull and equipments, the ship is, in the surveyor's judgment, not fit to ply.

(5.) With reference to all steam-ships. or vessels pro- pelled by steam not coming within the provisions of "The Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855," or any Ordinance made in pursuance thereof, if plying or intended to ply for hire, the number of passengers which such ship or vessel is, in the judgment of the surveyor, fit to carry, distinguishing, if necessary, between the respective numbers to be carried on the deck and in the cabins, and in the different parts of the deck and cabins; such numbers to be subject to such conditions and variations, according to the time of the nature of the voyage, the cargo

year, carried, or other circumstances, as the Governor in Council may, from time to time, direct by any Regulation to be made by him for this purpose, and until such Regulations are made and so far as the same shall not extend, according to the Regu- lations contained in table A in the schedule here- unto annexed.

(b.) And the declaration of the surveyor appointed for that purpose shall contain statements of the following par- ticulars, that is to say:-

(1.) That the boilers and machinery of the ship or vessel is sufficient for the service intended, and in good condition.

(2.) The time (if less than six months) for which such

boilers and machinery will be sufficient.

(3.) That the safety valves and fire hose, when requisite, are such and in such condition as are required by this Ordinance.

(4.) The limit of the weight to be placed on the safety

valves.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

(5.) The limit (if any) beyond which, as regards the

machinery, the ship or vessel is, in the surveyor's judgment, not fit to ply.

And such declarations shall be in such form as the Governor

directs.

Penalty for

9. The said owner, agent, or master shall transmit such Transmission declarations to the Governor within fourteen days after the of declarations dates of the receipt thereof respectively; and in default shall to the forfeit a sum not exceeding two dollars for every day that the Governor. sending of such declarations is delayed; and such sum shall be delay. paid upon the delivery of the certificate herein before mentioned in [Ibid s. 310.] addition to the fee payable for the same, and shall be applied in the same manner as such fees.

10. Upon the receipt of such declarations, the Governor shall, Governor to if satisfied that the provisions of this section have been com- issue cer- plied with, cause a certificate in duplicate to be prepared and tificate. issued, to the effect that the provisions of the law with respect to

[Ibid s. 312.] the survey of the ship and the transmission of declarations in respect thereof have been complied with, and such certificate shall state the limits (if any) beyond which, according to the decla- rations of the surveyors, such ship is not fit to ply, and shall also contain a statement of the number of passengers which, according to the declaration of the surveyor appointed for the purpose, such ship is fit to carry, distinguishing, if necessary, between the respective numbers to be carried on the deck and in the cabins, such number to be subject to such conditions and variations, according to the time of year, the nature of the voyage, the cargo carried, and other circumstances, as the case requires.

11. The Governor shall transmit such certificate in duplicate Issue and to the Harbour Master, who shall deliver the same to the owner, transmission master, or agent on his applying and paying the fee and other of certificates. sums (if any) hereinafter mentioned as payable in that behalf. [Ibid s. 313.] 12. The owner, agent, or master of every steam-ship or vessel Fees to be paid propelled by steam, requiring a certificate under this section, shall for certificate. pay for every certificate granted by the Governor the fees men- [Ibid s. 314.] tioned in the table marked B in the schedule hereto.

How long certificates to continue in force.

13. No certificate shall be held to be in force for the pur- poses of this section beyond a period of six months; and no certificate shall be in force after notice is given by the Governor to the owner, agent, or master of the ship or vessel to which the [Ibid s. 315.] same relates, that he has cancelled or revoked the same: Provided that, if any steam-ship is absent from the Colony at the time when her certificate expires, no penalty shall be incurred, until· she commences a voyage after her next subsequent return to the Colony; and the Governor may require any certificate which has expired, or has been revoked or cancelled, to be delivered up as he directs, and any owner, or agent, or master who, without any reasonable cause, neglects or refuses to comply with such requirement shall incur a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.

14. The Governor may revoke and cancel such certificates Governor any case in which he has reason to believe:-

(a.) That the declarations of the sufficiency and good and require

condition of the hull, equipments, and machinery of fresh de- any steamer or vessel, or either of them, have been clarations. fraudulently or erroneously made; or

[Ibid s. 316.]

in

(b.) That such certificate has otherwise been issued upon

false or erroneous information; or

(c.) That since the making of such declarations, the hull, equipments, or machinery of such ship or vessel have sustained any injury, or are otherwise insufficient: And in every such case the Governor may, if he thinks fit, require the owner to have the hull, equipments, or machinery of such ship or vessel again surveyed, and to transmit a further declaration or declarations of the sufficiency and good condition thereof, before re-issuing any certificate, or granting a fresh one in lieu thereof.

may cancel certificates,

conspicuous

15. The owner, agent, or master of every such steam-ship, or Copy of cer- vessel propelled by steam, shall forthwith, on the transmission of tificate to be any such certificate as aforesaid to him or his agent, cause one of placed in the duplicates thereof so transmitted to be put up in some conspi- part of ship. cuous part of the ship, so as to be visible to all persons on board [Ibid s. 317.] the same, and shall cause it to be continued so put up so long as such certificate remains in force and such ship is in use; and in default, such owner, agent, or master shall, for every offence, incur a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.

and other

16. The said surveyors shall, from time to time, make such Surveyors to returns to the Governor as he requires with respect to the build, make returns dimensions, draught, burden, rate of sailing, room for fuel, and of the build the nature and particulars of machinery and equipments of the particulars of ship or vessel surveyed by them; and every owner, master and steam-ships, engineer of any such ship or vessel shall, on demand, give to such and owners surveyors all such information and assistance within his power as and masters they require for the purpose of such returns; and every such to give in-

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formation for owner, inaster, or engineer who, on being applied to for that that purpose. purpose, wilfully refuses or neglects to give such information or [Ibid s. 321.] assistance, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty-five

dollars.

Harbour Master may

refuse clear- ances to ship

Penalties for carrying Passengers in excess of the Numbers allowed by Certificate, or in a certain proportion to tonnage. IV. The master of any steam-ship carrying more than ten pas- sengers shall, upon application to the Harbour Master for a port clearance, state the number of passengers he purposes to carrying more carry in the then projected voyage; and if such number shall be in excess of the number mentioned in the certificate or where no certificate is required in excess of the proportion to tonnage con- by certificate, tained in table A of the schedule hereunto annexed, the Harbour [Ibid s. 318.]

Master may refuse a port clearance to such ship. Any master wilfully misrepresenting the number of passengers so about to be carried shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

passengers

than allowed

Penalty for taking more passengers

2. Any master of any such ship who shall, after having obtained such port clearance, wilfully take or receive on board such vessel than allowed any number of passengers greater than that allowed by the said by certificate. port clearance, shall, on conviction, be subject to a penalty not [Ibid s. 319.] exceeding two hundred dollars in addition to a penalty of five dollars for every such passenger in excess of the number permitted to be carried by the said port clearance; and the master of any ship proceeding to sea without a port clearance shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars.

Governor may prohibit con- veyance of deck passengers.

Steam vessels

under 50 tons

not to carry passengers for hire without licence. [No. 8 of 1875.j

The Harbour

3. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to prohibit the conveyance of deck passengers by any steam-ship or vessel pro- pelled by steam.

4. This section shall not apply to ships or vessels which come within the operation of "The Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855," or of Ordinance made or hereafter to be made in pursuance of the provisions thereof.

any

Steam-vessels under 50 tons.

V. It shall not be lawful for any steam-vessel of less than fifty tons burden to carry passengers for hire within the waters of the Colony, or to any place outside the waters of the Colony, unless she has obtained a licence as hereinafter provided; and in case any such steam-vessel shall be so employed as aforesaid without a licence, the owner, master, or person in charge thereof shall be- liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars.

?

2. The Harbour Master may issue to steam-vessels of less than Master to issue fifty tons burden licences for carrying passengers upon the condi- tions prescribed by such regulations as are for the time being in force under this section.

licences.

Regulations.

Alteration or repeal of regulations.

Penalty for earrying pas-

sengers in excess of the licence. Penalty for unlicensed steamer

arriving with excessive number of

passengers.

Steamers to

3. The regulations contained in table B of the schedule here- unto annexed shall continue in force until altered or repealed as hereinafter provided.

4. The Governor in Council may, from time to time, alter, amend, or repeal the said regulations or any of them, and may make other regulations as he deems requisite. Every new regula- tion and every alteration, amendment, or repeal of an existing. regulation shall be published in the Gazette, and after such publication shall have the force of law.

5. If any steam-vessel licensed under this section carries within the waters of the Colony more passengers than her licence allows, the owner or master thereof shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

6. If any unlicensed steam-vessel of less than fifty tons burden. arrives in the waters of the Colony carrying more passengers in proportion to her size than she would be licensed to carry under the regulations for the time being in force under this section, the master thereof shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars.

7. Every steam-vessel, whether licensed or not, of less than fifty exhibit lights. tons burden shall, when under way between sunset and sunrise, exhibit a green light on the starboard bow and a red light on the port bow and a bright light at least ten feet above the coloured lights; and every such steam-vessel shall, when at anchor between sunset and sunrise, exhibit a bright light at least 10 feet above the gunwales.

Offences against regulations.

8. Any person offending against any of the provisions of this section, or against any of the regulations in force for the time being under this section, where no penalty is specified, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.

River Steamers.

Steamers leav- VI. The Governor in Council may, from time to time, grant ing Hongkong, special licences for steam-ships or vessels propelled by steam, Macao, or Can- leaving or entering the waters of the Colony for or from Canton, or for or from any place on the Canton river, or for or from limited number Macao, in respect to the number of passengers to be carried on

ton only allow- ed to carry a

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

each such steam-ship or vessel propelled by steam, and in case of passengers. any steam-ship or vessel propelled by steam, shall leave or enter [No. 11 of the waters of the Colony as aforesaid, having passengers on board

1876.] in excess of the numbers authorised by such special licence as aforesaid, or in case any steam-ship not having such special licence shall leave or enter the waters of the Colony as aforesaid, having passengers on board in excess of the proportion of two passengers for every three tons of the registered net tonnage of such steam- ship, the owner or master thereof, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, in addition to a penalty of five dollars for every passenger on board, in excess of the number permitted by the licence, or when no special licence has been granted in excess of the proportion of two passengers for every registered three (net) tons of the said steam-ship.

General.

VII. All offences against this Ordinance, or any regulations Recovery of made thereunder, except when otherwise provided, may be heard and penalties and determined by any Stipendiary Magistrate, and all penalties imposed expenses. by and expenses recoverable under this Ordinance, or any regula- tion made thereunder, except when otherwise provided, may be recovered in a summary way before any Stipendiary Magistrate.

2. Every person who knowingly and wilfully makes, or assists Forgery. in making, or procures to be made a false or fraudulent declara- tion or certificate with respect to any steam-ship or vessel pro- pelled by steam, or any steam-vessel of less than fifty tons burden requiring a certificate under this Ordinance, or a licence under table B, or any regulation made in lieu thereof, or who forges, assists in forging, or procures to be forged, fraudulently alter, assists in fraudulently altering, or procures to be fraudulently altered any such declaration or certificate, or any such certificate or licence, or any words or figures therein respectively, or any signature thereto, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanour, and shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour.

Repealing Clause.

VIII. On and from the coming into operation of this Ordinance Repealing the Ordinances hereunder specified shall be repealed to the extent clause. herein mentioned: Provided that any officer appointed in pur- suance of any such enactments shall be deemed to have been appointed under this Ordinance, and any rules or regulations made by the Governor or the Governor in Council in pursuance of any such enactment and not repealed by this Ordinance or by any rules or regulations hereafter made or to be made thereunder, shall be deemed to have been made under this Ordinance, and this Ordinance shall not affect :-

(1.) Anything done or suffered under any enactment hereby

repealed; nor

(2.) Any right, power, duty, obligation, or liability acquired, imposed, accrued, or incurred under any enactment hereby repealed; nor

3.) Any penalty, forfeiture, or punishment incurred in respect. of any offence against any enactment hereby repealed;

nor

(4.) Any legal proceeding in respect of any such right, power, duty, obligation, liability, penalty, forfeiture, or punishment, and any such legal proceeding may be carried on as if this Ordinance had not passed; nor revive any enactment repealed by any of the said ?rdinances

or sections.

Ordinance 8 of 1875,

The whole.

11 of 1876,.

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Suspending Clause.

IX. This Ordinance shall come into operation on a day to be Suspending hereafter proclaimed by the Governor.

clause.

SCHEDULE TO THIS ORDINANCE. TABLE (A.)

Spaces to be allotted to passengers in ships not within the "Chinese l'assengers Act, 1855."

Between the 15th of October, and the 31st of May, inclusive :-

1. The space to be provided on the between decks shall be for the lower between decks 12 superficial and 84 cubic feet of space for each passen- ger; and in the upper between decks there shall be 9 superficial and 54 cubic feet for each passenger.

2. On the upper or weather deck there shall be provided 4 superficial feet of deck space for exercise for the crew and for every passenger accom- modated in the between decks; and if it shall be intended to carry passengers on the

of the said weather deck then 12 shall be provided for each such

superficial feet of such remaining

upper deck passenger.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

Between the 1st of June, and the 14th of October, inclusive :-

3. The space to be provided in the between decks shall be in accordance with the first paragraph of this table, but no ship shall carry upper deck passengers unless she is furnished with a deck house or other permanent protection against the weather for the number of passengers such structure will accommodate at 12 superficial feet and 72 cubic feet per adult passenger.

Generally.

Passengers are not to be carried on more than two decks on any one voyage. The superficial area of a deck shall mean the area of the deck itself exclusive of skylights, hatchways and other encumbrances.

TABLE (B.)

I. The owner of any steam-vessel of less than fifty tons burden desirous of obtaining a licence to carry passengers for hire within the waters of the Colony, or to any place outside of the waters of the Colony, shall cause the said vessel to be surveyed by a Surveyor or Surveyors appointed by the Governor.

II. The certificate of the Surveyor, appointed for this purpose, shall contain statements of the following particulars:—

a. That the hull, length-breadth-

-depth-

for the service intended, and in good condition.

tons, is sufficient

b. The number of passengers which the vessel is fit to carry, being, for vessels plying beyond the waters of the Colony, at the rate of ten superficial feet of the upper or weather deck, and at the rate of ten superficial feet of the deck immediately below the upper deck, for each passenger and member of the crew; and for vessels plying within the waters of the Colony, at the rate of seven superficial feet per passenger and member of the crew.

c. That the master possesses a certificate of competency from the Harbour

Master of Hongkong.

d. That provision is on board for the shelter of deck passengers, and that

there are two approved life buoys on board.

e. That the vessel carrying passengers outside the waters of the Colony has boats sufficient for the accommodation of half of the number of passen- gers and crew which the vessel is certified to carry.

f. That the vessel is properly fitted with bow and masthead lights and also a

riding light.

g. That the vessel is properly found with anchors and chains.

h. That the crew is sufficient for the requirements of the vessel in the

opinion of the Harbour Master.

III. The certificate of the Surveyor, appointed for this purpose, shall contain statements of the following particulars :--

a. That the machinery and boiler of the vessel are sufficient for the service intended, and in good condition, and that the safety valve is so construct- ed as to be out of the control of the engineer when the steam is up and is not loaded beyond the pressure permitted by the Engineer Surveyor's certificate.

b. The time for which such machinery will be sufficient.

c. That the engineer of the vessel possesses a certificate of competency from

the Harbour Master of Hongkong.

IV. Such certificates shall be in force for the period of six months.

V. On the receipt of the before-mentioned certificates, the Harbour Master will cause a licence to be issued to the owner or master empowering the therein des- cribed vessel to convey the number of passengers certified to on the Surveyor's declaration for a period not exceeding six months.

VI. Every vessel licensed under this Ordinance shall have her name in English and Chinese legibly painted on her stern and on each bow, together with the number of passengers she is licensed to carry.

VII. The Surveyor or Surveyors shall be entitled to a fee of ten dollars for the certificates of survey, recoverable from the owner of the vessel, to be divided equally between them if more than one.

VIII. Vessels plying for hire within the waters of the Colony shall pay a licence fee at the rate of $5 per annum, and vessels plying for hire outside the waters of These fees shall · the Colony shall pay a licence fee at the rate of $10 per annum.

+

be payable for half-yearly.

Objects and Reasons.

The objects of this Ordinance sufficiently appear from its Title and Preamble.

The bulk of it is adapted from "The Merchant Shipping Acts,"

and a reference is given to the various sections of "The Merchant Shipping Act," in the marginal notes.

Ordinances 8 of 1875 and 11 of 1876 are also incorporated, with some alterations. The most important alteration is contained in section VI, by which power is given to The Governor in Council to grant special licences for River Steamers.

I do not think that the other alterations proposed call for any special remarks.

G. PHILLIPPO,

8th February, 1878.

Attorney General.

No. 37.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Calendar of Grants of Probates during 1877, made under Ordinance No. 8 of 1860, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

74

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

Between the 1st of June, and the 14th of October, inclusive :-

3. The space to be provided in the between decks shall be in accordance with the first paragraph of this table, but no ship shall carry upper deck passengers unless she is furnished with a deck house or other permanent protection against the weather for the number of passengers such structure will accommodate at 12 superficial feet and 72 cubic feet per adult passenger.

Generally.

Passengers are not to be carried on more than two decks on any one voyage. The superficial area of a deck shall mean the area of the deck itself exclusive of skylights, hatchways and other encumbrances.

TABLE (B.)

I. The owner of any steam-vessel of less than fifty tons burden desirous of obtaining a licence to carry passengers for hire within the waters of the Colony, or to any place outside of the waters of the Colony, shall cause the said vessel to be surveyed by a Surveyor or Surveyors appointed by the Governor.

II. The certificate of the Surveyor, appointed for this purpose, shall contain statements of the following particulars:—

a. That the hull, length-breadth-

-depth-

for the service intended, and in good condition.

tons, is sufficient

b. The number of passengers which the vessel is fit to carry, being, for vessels plying beyond the waters of the Colony, at the rate of ten superficial feet of the upper or weather deck, and at the rate of ten superficial feet of the deck immediately below the upper deck, for each passenger and member of the crew; and for vessels plying within the waters of the Colony, at the rate of seven superficial feet per passenger and member of the crew.

c. That the master possesses a certificate of competency from the Harbour

Master of Hongkong.

d. That provision is on board for the shelter of deck passengers, and that

there are two approved life buoys on board.

e. That the vessel carrying passengers outside the waters of the Colony has boats sufficient for the accommodation of half of the number of passen- gers and crew which the vessel is certified to carry.

f. That the vessel is properly fitted with bow and masthead lights and also a

riding light.

g. That the vessel is properly found with anchors and chains.

h. That the crew is sufficient for the requirements of the vessel in the

opinion of the Harbour Master.

III. The certificate of the Surveyor, appointed for this purpose, shall contain statements of the following particulars :--

a. That the machinery and boiler of the vessel are sufficient for the service intended, and in good condition, and that the safety valve is so construct- ed as to be out of the control of the engineer when the steam is up and is not loaded beyond the pressure permitted by the Engineer Surveyor's certificate.

b. The time for which such machinery will be sufficient.

c. That the engineer of the vessel possesses a certificate of competency from

the Harbour Master of Hongkong.

IV. Such certificates shall be in force for the period of six months.

V. On the receipt of the before-mentioned certificates, the Harbour Master will cause a licence to be issued to the owner or master empowering the therein des- cribed vessel to convey the number of passengers certified to on the Surveyor's declaration for a period not exceeding six months.

VI. Every vessel licensed under this Ordinance shall have her name in English and Chinese legibly painted on her stern and on each bow, together with the number of passengers she is licensed to carry.

VII. The Surveyor or Surveyors shall be entitled to a fee of ten dollars for the certificates of survey, recoverable from the owner of the vessel, to be divided equally between them if more than one.

VIII. Vessels plying for hire within the waters of the Colony shall pay a licence fee at the rate of $5 per annum, and vessels plying for hire outside the waters of These fees shall · the Colony shall pay a licence fee at the rate of $10 per annum.

+

be payable for half-yearly.

Objects and Reasons.

The objects of this Ordinance sufficiently appear from its Title and Preamble.

The bulk of it is adapted from "The Merchant Shipping Acts,"

and a reference is given to the various sections of "The Merchant Shipping Act," in the marginal notes.

Ordinances 8 of 1875 and 11 of 1876 are also incorporated, with some alterations. The most important alteration is contained in section VI, by which power is given to The Governor in Council to grant special licences for River Steamers.

I do not think that the other alterations proposed call for any special remarks.

G. PHILLIPPO,

8th February, 1878.

Attorney General.

No. 37.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Calendar of Grants of Probates during 1877, made under Ordinance No. 8 of 1860, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

CALENDAR OF PROBATES AND ADMINISTRATIONS GRANTED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG, DURING THE YEAR 1877.

Date

Name of Testator

of

or Intestate.

Place and Time

of Death.

Grant.

Probate, Administration, with Will annexed, or Administration.

Name and Description

of the Executor or Administrator.

75

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

1877.

Jan. 5

$

C.

Tam-Yik-Sam,

5

Lee-Chik,

27

11

"

16

""

29

19

31

Chia-Tong-Hong,

10

"

Vicente de Paula Portaria,... Macao,

21

John Steward,

27

21

Tew-A-Tee,

2

11

21

Wan-Chee,

""

5

9

19

19

26

28

19

Hongkong, 2nd Mar., 1877 Malta, 3rd April, 1876 Canton, 5th Feb., 1877

3

""

16

""

21

"}

Wong-Yook,..

17 Ah-Loong,

11

31

Lam-Hiep,

""

21

O-Sai,

25

94

77

""

*NN 2*2

11

""

Assh?,

11

""

28

"

22

Oct.

25

""

Prosper E. H. Derode, .............

Hongkong, 27th Aug., 1877 Hongkong, 27th Aug., 1877

Cannes, France,

Feb. 9

Mar. 2

April 3

May 1

George Henderson Heaton,... London,

Chun-Tye-Hee,

 Francisco Antonio Seabra,... Leung-A-Lee,

John Cook Brett,

Chun-Yau-Kum, alias

Chun-Sun-Hing,

Horatio Forbes Stuart, Wm. Haselden Cowley,.... Lo-Pak-Sheung, alias Lo-

Chun-Hong, William Wilson,

Tam-A-Yau, otherwise Pow-

Tam-You,

Erskine Lorraine Stuart,

5 Leung-Chi, alias Leung-

Hong, alias Leung-Toi- Hong,

George Ashwell Kneebone,... Chaong-Poo, otherwise

Cheong-Pit-Choy,

June 18 A-Ching,

July 13

Henry Thorburn,.... Ne-Ying,

13 Chew-Sam,

24 Ho-Asseck,

Aug. 2

Sept. 22

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17

25

26

1

Achan, alias Lum-A-Gin,

Alexander Murray,

Ho-Ching-Ling,

Alexander Morrison, William Harvey Bell,.. James Smith Ferries,

William Tulloch Gair, John Phillip Donaldson..... Wong-Wai-Kum, alias Fat-

Qui,

Silluck Kannoo,

4 Jos? Gomes Brand?o,

Hongkong, 23rd Dec., 1876

Hongkong, 25th Dec., 1876

24th Aug., 1876

Hongkong, 23rd Dec., 1876 At Sea, on board the S. S. Singapore, 16th Dec., 1876 Hongkong, 1st Jan, 1877 At Sea, S.S. Ganges,

21st Nov., 1876 25th Aug., 1874

Hongkong, 22nd Jan., 1877 At Sea, S.S. Achilles,

14th Jan., 1877

At Sea, S.S. Ganges,

21st Jan, 1877 Hongkong, 19th Jan., 1877 Fat-shan, 12th Feb., 1877

Nairn, Scotland,

16th Dec., 1866 San-cheong, near Macao,

28th Jan., 1877 Hongkong, 18th Mar., 1877

Hongkong, 5th Mar., 1877

Hongkong, 30th Mar., 1877 Shau-ki W?n, Hongkong,

21st Sept., 1866

Ho-nam, Poon Yu District, 9th Dec., 1876 At Sea, on board the

Christina McAwland,

21st Apr., 1877 At Sea, on board the S.S.

McGregor, 12th May, 1877 At Sea, on board the S.S.

Bowen, 8th June, 1877 Macao, 1st Apr., 1877 Hongkong, 19th Apr., 1877 At Sea, on board the S.S.

Belgic, 19th June, 1877 Hongkong, 22nd June, 1877 Pang-Poo in San-Tuk

District, 3rd July, 1877 At Sea, S. S. Gaelic,

6th July, 1877 At Sea, on board the S. S.

Gunga, 17th July, 1877 At Sea, on board the S.S.

Malacca, 11th June, 1877 At Sea, on board the S.S.

Mirzapore, 10th July, 1877 Hongkong, 14th July, 1877 Marseilles, 16th May, 1877 At Sea, on board the S.S.

Zelandic, 7th Feb., 1877 Yokohama, 27th Aug., 1877 Hongkong, 6th Sept., 1877 Hongkong, 22nd Mar., 1877

Ad., with Will

annexed, Probate,

Wang-Sa-Tai, Executor,

Administration, Official Administrator,

""

Probate, Administration,

Probate,

17

Administration, Probate,

John Noble, Executor,

John Fairbairn, Administrator,

Ad., with Will annexed,

Tam-Ah-Tong, the elder Son, and Low-Shee, second

Concubine,

8,870.00

"

Chun-Chak and Kong-How-Son, appointed by the De-

ceased,

1,500.00

"

Alfred Thomas Manger, as Attorney for John Raven,

one of the Executors..

32,000.00

Administration,

Chun-Tai-Fook, the only Brother,

2,200.00

Chau-Tai-Ng, the Brother,

89.68

Anna Pascoa Thereza Seabra, Widow, the Relict,

2,057.00

21

Leung-Chun-Shee, Widow, the Relict,

Francisco Jos? Vicente Jorge, as Attorney for Francisca

35.59

Glafira de Portaria, Widow,

520.00

Probate, Adininistration,

Abdool Rozak Madar, sole Executor,

3,000.00,

Official Administrator,

30.65

Do.,

Do.,

8.26

1,053.35

Chun-Mui-Sun, the Brother,

3,250.00

Probate,

William Porter Moore and Peter Smith, the Executors, Adam Lind, Executor for China,.

500.00

6,000.00.

"

Lo-Hok-l'ung, Executor, according to the tenor of the

Will,

44,595.00

"}

John Grant Smith, one of the Executors,

13,000.00,

Pow-Chee, the second Son,

1,500.00

Judith Eleazar Stuart, the Widow, Executrix, and

William Porter Moore, Executor,

200.00

Ad., with Will annexed,

Probate,

Leung-Chew, only Son, sole Legatee,

450.00

Jane Kneebone, the Widow, sole Executrix,

500.00

"

Cheong-Fook, otherwise Cheong-Lok-Yu, the Son, Executor, according to the tenor of the Will and sole Legatee.

"

3,000 00 6,000.00

57.00

Do.,

9.25

Cheang-Fo-Ken,

82.41

O-Po, the elder Son, the sole Executor, William Forrest,

25,000.00

3,120.37

""

Leung-Chung-Shing, the elder Son, Administrator,

0.84

Official Administrator,

81.34

""

""

Ho-Leong-She, the Widow, Administratrix,

11,835.00

"

Administrator, Lum-Foon-Sun, his Father,

70.85

Official Administrator,

571.61

21

""

Do.,

13.80

Do.,

26.34

97

Do.,

1,459.85

100,000.00

16,000,00

A. M. Gair, the Widow, Executrix,

3,000.00

Official Administrator,

504.24

Wong-Woo-Shee, the Widow, Administratrix,

2,300.00

""

Yip-A-Kum, the Widow, Administratrix,

135.00

""

Izabel Francisca Brand?o Gutierres, the Mother, Admi-

nistratrix,

402.98

25 Wong-Loi-Kong,

"

26 Wong-Yik-Sam,

26 Ling-Fai,

31

"

Yew-Nam,

Nov. 2

5

3421

,,

17

""

14

""

26

11

30

""

:

Chan-Woon-Fong,

George Underhill Sands,.... Tam-Sik,

Li-Tsing, Ah-Kee,

Wong-A-Chip,.

Lauriano Faustino Vieira

Ribeiro, Yung-Chea-Kwai,

Dec. 8 Kwong-King-Foong,

10

""

10

""

13

27

Ah-Ling,

Lock-Sung, alias Foong-

Tok-Sung, John Huggart,.............

10th Dec., 1869 Hongkong, 19th Sept., 1877 Heung-Shan, China,

6th July, 1877 Lin-Pin, District of Poon-

yu, China, 15th Sept., 1877 At Sea, on board the S.S.

Normandy, 12th Oct., 1877 Sun-tak, China,

30th Aug., 1877 Hongkong, 30th Oct., 1877 Canton, 16th Aug., 1877 Hongkong, 21st Sept., 1877 At Sea, on board the barque Harriet N. Carleton,

6th Oct., 1877 Hongkong, 29th Sept., 1877 Hongkong, 19th Oct., 1877

At Sea, on board the S.S.

Oceanic, 6th Oct., 1877 Hongkong, 9th Sept., 1877 At Sea, S.S. Sunda,

14th Nov., 1877 At Sea, S.S. Sunda,

15th Nov., 1877 Hongkong, 22nd Nov., 1877

Administration, Andr? Darninann, Attorney for Caroline Marie Augusta

Probate, Administration,

Wong-Say-Kut, his Son, Executor,

On-Su-Fan, the Nephew,

Official Administrator,

200.00

William Howell Forbes,......

230,000.00

Tam-Yee, the Nephew, Executor,

Official Administrator.

10,000.00

19.46

Lee-Chau-Kee, the Widow, Administratrix,

33.55

11

Wong-Young-Shce, the Widow, Administratrix,

30.00

Micaella Vieira Ribeiro, the Widow, Administratrix,

98.00

19

Kwan-Sam-Kwai, the Brother, Administrator,

108.95

1)

"}

Kong-A-Kam, the Son, Administrator, Lo-Un-Hang, the Uncle, Administrator,...

166.00

119.35

Foong-A-Chik, the Brother, Administrator,

72.25

19

Alfred Thomas Manger, Administrator,

393.00

Gamomt, the Widow,

5,000.00

Tang-Wong-Shee, the Widow,

260.00

Probate,

Ad., with Will annexed,

Ling-Sew, Administrator,

"

46,000.00

1,000.00

98.03

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

76

No. 38.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Intestate Estates' Returns for the Year ending 31st December, 1877, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th February, 1878.

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 1st January to 31st December, 1877.

NAME OF Deceased.

DATE OF DEATH.

DATE OF ADMINISTRATION.

AMOUNT.

DATE OF Deposit.

REMARKS.

Men-chan,.

Lam-Kok-Cheong,.

10th Oct., 19th Aug.,

1875,

1875,

3rd Dec., 3rd Dec.,

1875, 1875,

$ 0.41 66.44

31st March, 1877,

Deposited as Residue.

Do.

"1

Tong-Quang,.

29th Jan.,

1876,

6th March, 1876,

9.02

Do.

Hung-Chew-Sz-Ki,

3rd Feb.,

1876,

6th March, 1876,

1.59

Do.

Leong-a-Lock,

23rd Dec.,

1875,

11th Feb.,

Do.

1875,

3.89

Lee-a-Yow,.....

9th Sept.,

1875,

3rd Dec.,

1875,

0.49

Dq.

27

Ah-Fong,

11th Dec.,

1875,

11th Feb.,

Do.

1876,

15.31

Ping-Cheong,.

2nd April,

1876,

23rd Dec.,

1876,

9.16

21st April, 1877,

Do.

Chinaman, name unknown

1st April,

1876,

5th May, 1876,

Do.

4.74

"

No. 12,..

Do.

James Freeman,.

9th Feb.,

1876,

10th March, 1876,

104.01

Do.

S. A. Seth,

11th Feb.,

1875,

27th Feb.,

1875,

· 16.60

""

Michael Gorman, Kwong-Hing-Wo,

25th Oct.,

1876,

21st Nov.,

1876,

27th June, 1876,

25th July,

1876,

62.88 13.22

15th Oct.,

1877,

Do.

Do.

C. B. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

RETURN of ESTATES of INTESTATES for the year ending 31st December, 1877.

NAME OF INTESTATE.

AMOUNT RE-

CEIVED ON ACCOUNT OF THE ESTATE.

DEDUCTIONS

BALANCE ON

FOR

DISBURSEMENTS.

CLOSING ACCOUNTS.

DISPOSAL OF BALANCE.

TOTAL BALANCE.

C.

$ c.

$ c.

$

C.

Tew-a-Tee,

9.01

3.00

6.01

Wan-a-Chee,

John Cook Brett,.

A-Loong,..

29.25

4.00

25.25

965.69

234.91

730.78

Remaining in Registry, Do., Remitd. to Miss A.C. Brett, L’don. Paid to the Grand-father of the

6.01 25.25

58.82

1.82

57.00

Deceased.

Lam-Hiep......

9.00

5.19

3.81

Remaining in Registry,

3.81

Forwarded through Colonial Se-

Chew-Sam,.......

81.34

5.03

76.31

cretary to H. B. M.'s Consul at Amoy.

A

Alexander Murray,

479.66

107.29

372.37

Remaining in Registry,

372.37

Asshii,

10.15

1.55

8.60

Do.,

8.60

Ho-Ching-Ling,....

25.60

1.59

24.01

Do.,

Alexander Morrison,

1,425.54

207.66

1,217.88

Do.,

John Phillip Donaldson,

45.00

17.43

27.57

Do.,

Chan-Woon-Tong,.

82.83

9.64

73.19

Do.,

24.01

1,217.88

27.57

73.19

Li-Tsing,

1.25

1.25

?

C. B. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

No. 39.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23?D FEBRUARY, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

77

His Excellency Governor POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., has been pleased to recognize provisionally Theophilus Gee LINSTEAD, Esquire, as Acting C?nsul for Belgium, and THOMAS ISAAC ROSE, Esquire, as Acting Vice-Consul for Siam at this Port during the absence on leave of H. NICAISE, Esquire.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

No. 40.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Applications will be received here for the Office of Shroff and Chinese Clerk at the Magistracy up till Monday the 11th March.

     The selected candidate will be required to enter into a bond with a surety or sureties to the amount of $1,000.

The Salary of the Office is $30 per month.

For further particulars apply to the Magistrates.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th February, 1878.

No. 25.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     The scarcity of water in the Pok-foo-lum Reservoir rendering necessary the greatest economy of the present diminished supply, persons having water laid on to their premises are enjoined to see that leaky and defective pipe joints, taps and other fittings are made watertight.

     They are also earnestly requested to adopt all precautions against too lavish a use of water obtained from the mains and to prohibit their servants from drawing water from that source for the irrigation of gardens.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 32.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Applications will be received at this Office for the appointment of Fourth Master at the Central School during the absence on leave of the Head Master, Mr. STEWART.

Salary $120 per month and an Allowance of $30 per month for House Rent.

Applications to be addressed to the Office of the undersigned.

For further particulars, apply to F. STEWART, Esquire, Head Master Central School.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

78

THE

HONGKONG

GOVERNMENT

GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY,

1878.

1878.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

WINDS

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

DAY AND

DATE.

BARO-

0 TO 12.

WEA-

BARO-1

0 TO 12.

THERMOMETER.

WEA-

HOUR.

In inches

METER

THER.

METER

THER.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

Attd. Max. M?n. Dry. Wet. Direct. | Force.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. | Force.

during previous 24 hours.

WEA-

THER.

In inches

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry.Wet. Direct. Force.

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

RAIN FALL.

In inches

during previous 24 hours.

WEA-

THER.

Saturday,

16th

February.

9

80.39 2.0

52.0 51.0

C.

30.22 | 56.0|

53.0 52.0, E

4

..

g.p.

80.2355,0]

52.0 50.0 NE

6

p.m.

28.43 43.0

44.0 44.0 E

4

o.f.

Noon 30.36 57.0 57.5 50.5 57.0 54.0 30.31 58.0

3

C.

58.0 55.0

C.

:

30.22 58.0 57.5 49.0 57.5 56.0 E 30.20 58.0

2

g.p.

0.42

30.2355.0 57.0 48.0 52.0 50.0 NNE

6

c.m.

0.10

: ?

..

28.44 45.0 46.0 42.0 46.0 46.0] E

3

o.f.

0.45

58.0 56.5 Calm

0

g.

30.21 56.0

:

54.0, 52.0 NNE

6

c.m.

28.37 $7.0

:

48.0 48.0 E

2

o.p.f.

Sunday,

17th

February.

30.2158.0 58.0 56.0

9 Noon 30.20 | 60,5 61.5 54.0] 60.0 57.0 30.15 60.0

3

30.11 60.0|

59.5 58.0 Calm

0

..

g.m.

30.09 57.0

54.0 54.0 N

3

c.

60.0 57.0

c.

:

Monday,

18th

February.

9

30.26 56.5

Noon 30.25 | 61.0 61.5 54.0 61.0 58.0 30.19 | 61.0

3

::

::

56.0 55.0

b.c.

30.09 60.0

61.0 58.0

Tuesday,

19th

February.

9

30.34 57.0

57.0 55.0

..

3

Noon 30.36 57.0 61.5 55.0 57.0 53.5| 30.31 56.5

Wednesday,

20th

February.

9

30.38 55.0

:

:

..

56.0 54.5

55.0 54.5

30.31 57.0

Noon 30.37 56.5 57.5 54.0 56.0 55.0)

3

True wind cannot be registered.

b.c.

b.c.

30.09 | 62.0

:

..

:

: ?

:

30.10 61.0 62.0 51.0 62.0 59.0 ESE 30.05 62.0

4

b.c.

60.0 58.0 ESE

4

g.m.

::

C.V.

28.33 50.0

0.00

..

:

30.08 58.0 59.5 49.0 55.0 54.0 NNE 30.03 59.0}

4

c.h.

0.00

56.0 54.0 NNE]

4

c.h.

28.36 51.0

::

51.0 51.0 SE

2

28.36 52.0 54.0 46.0 53.0 53.0 SE

3

0.07

52.0 52.0 ESE

3

?

59.5 57.0 NW

2

b.c.

30.08 59:0

30.09 60.0 63.0 51.0 63.0 59.0 NW

2

b.c.

0.02

1959

58.0, 55.0 NNW

2

b.c.

28.35 51.0]

:

30.10 62.0 65.0 53.0 63.0 57.0 NE

2

b.c.

0.00

68.0 64.5 NW

1

..

b.c.

30.10 62.5

b.c.

30.15 60.0

57.5 56.0 E

5

b.c.

30.17 58.0

:

:

..

63.0 57.0 SSE

1

b.v.

28.33 58.0

55.0 53.0 NNE

5

O.C.

28.40 49.0

:::

52.0 51.0 NNE

2

O.C.

28.37 54.0 54.0 48.0 54.0 52.0 NE

1

b.c.

0.00

58.0 56.0 Calm

0

b.c.

:

:

49.0 49.0 E

3

om.

:

Do.

??

30.16 | 60.0 68.0 53.0 58.0 56.0 E

5

g.m.

0.00

30.18 58.0 59.0 52.0 55.0 53.0 NNE

5

O.C.

0.00

28.40 49.051.0 48.0 50.0 49.0 E

2

b.c.

0.00

c.1.

30.16 60.0

:

58.0 56.0 E

4

0.1.

30.16 58.0

:

55.0 53.0 N

6

o.m.

28.36 49.0

:

:

..

50.0 50.0 E

2

o.p.s.

c.d.

30.21 60.0

55.5 55.0 ENE

2

0.1.

30.22 | 58.0]

53.0 53.0 NE

5

c.d.

28.40 48.0

c.m.

30.21 60.0 58.0 58.0] 56.0 53.5 ENE

2

o.d.

0.10

30.22 58.0 58.5 51.0 52.0' 52.0 NE

5

c.d.

0.00

:

57.0 55.01

c.m.

30.19 | 60,0

57.0 56.0 Calm

0

o.m.

30.19 58.0

53.0 53.0 NE

5

c.m.

:

:

Thursday,

21st

February.

9

80.41 55.0

55.0 54.0

30.2158.0

56.0 55.0 N

30.31 | 57.0

Noon 30.39 56.0 57.0 53.5 56.0 54.0

3

3

c.

30.20 58.0 58.0 51.0 57.0 56.0 N

z z

2

g.m.

:

30.25 58.0

2

0.r.

57.0 55.0

..

:

C.

30.18 60.0|

58.0 57.0 Calm

0

g.

8:0

0.00

30.18 59.5|

Friday,

30.39 58.0

9 22nd Noon 30.35 61.5 62.0 55.0 61.0 56.0|

:??

550:0

58.0 56.0

C.

C.

30.20 60.0 30.20 | 60.0 50.0 53.0 59.0 57.0 ESE

:

58.0 57.0 Calm

0

4

03 09

30.21 58.5

:

:

: 2:

:

:

:

54.5 53.0 NNE

3

O.C.

30.23 59.0 59.5 51.0 56,0 55.0 N

2

0.c.

57.0 56.0 N

2

O.C.

::

: 8:

..

..

49.0 49.0 E

4

o.f.

28.44 49.051.0 48.0 50.0 50.0 E

15

3

o.f.

0.12

28.37 49.0

50.0 50.0 E

2

o.f.

: ??:

28.45 48.0

..

0.00

28.45 49.0 50.0 47.0 50.0 50.0 E

28.38 50.0

::

49.0 49.0 E

2

o.f.

3

Co

o.d.

51.051.0 E

2

o.f.

: 8:

0.00

53.5 53.0 NE

3

28.42 49.0

50.0 50,0) E

0.00

February.

3 30.27 | 68.5

:

:

63.0 60.0

b.c.

30.15 62.0

62.5 59.5 ESE

4

b.c.

30.22 59.0 59.5 52.0 55.0 55.0 NE 30.19 59.5

4

0.C.

0.00

:

:

55.0 55.0 NE

4 b.c.

: x

:

:

3

o.f.

28.43 52.0 52.0 48.0 52.051.0 E

28.38 54.0 54.0 53.0 E

co

3

O.C.

49

·?

b.c.

0.00

STATE OF WEATHER:-b. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain; f. foggy; g. gloomy; 7. hail; 7. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o. overcast; p. passing showers; 9. squally; r. rain; s. snow; t. thunder; u. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility. Objects at a distance unusually visible; w. wet (dew). NOTE:-A bar (→) under any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

Figures

to denote

the Force

of the

Wind.

Description of Wind,

Figures

to denote

Illustrations ?f t power of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned -of-Wer or First-class Clipper Ship.

Rate of the Wind per Hour in Miles.

the Force

of the

Wind.

Calm

Light Air

Light Breeze ...

Moderate Breeze.

3

5

022940UNBDD-2

Gentle Breeze

Fresh Breeze

Strong Breeze

Moderate Gale.

Fresh Gale..

Strong Gale

10

Whole Gale..

Storm...

12

Hurricane...

Just sufficient to give steerage way With which the above Ship with all sail ( 1 to 2 knots set and clean full would go in smooth

3 to 4

,,

5 to 6

Royals,

&c.

water.

In which she could just carry in chase, Single Reets and T. G. Sails..

full and by

Double Reefs and Jib, &c. Triple Reefs, &c..

Close Reefs and Courses

In which she could just bear close-reefed Main Topsail and reefed Foresail

Under Storm Staysail

Bare Poles. · · · · ·

0 to

2

10

11

15

20

25

26

30

31

36

37 44

45 -- 52

53 60

61

69

70

80

above 80

Lotters. Papers.

       Adwands & Co. 5 Asplans, E. H. 1

Doherty, J. Dezzerette, E. 1

Blight, John J. 1 Burnell, K A. 1

Evans, C. H. Evans, E.

1

1

Barnby, Alfred 1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1878.

Letters. Papers.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 22nd February, 1878.

1 bk. Holam, E.

Letters. Papers.

1

Holler, Frederico 1 Harris, Capt. 2 Harman, J.

1

Hen Quang Yung 1

Letters. Papers.

MacDonald, J. E.1

Mann, Henry

McEnary, J.

Lewers. Papers.

Rosenthal, P.

1

2

Storror, Dr. Shuraffally, T. 6 Solomon, J. A. 1

10 2

79

Lets. Pprs.

1

Tocque, P. Thomas, F. F. 1 Tong Hing Tirofille, Monsr. 1

Mahd., Meedye 1 regd."

Moreland, L.

1

2

1

Mirza, A M. S. 1 regd.

Smith, Ge.

1

Barnes & Co., 1

Fadden, Thos

1

Ing Gung

1

Mills, Chas. F. 2

Bun Hang Hau 1 regd.

Fisher, Joseph 1

Scott, Mrs. E.

1

Ughes, G.

1

Mansau, Thos. 1

Silva, A. B.

1

Brown, Capt.

1

Fox, Mrs.

1

Johnston, Fred. 1

Macpherson, G.

3

Slater, A. T.

1

Jessop, H. R. H. 3

Vidal, A.

1

Campbell, W. 4

2

Gillis, Jas. A.

Spence, A. S.

1

Nicholls, J. T. B.

Stronach, W. S. 1

Crovat, P. L.

1

Gibson, Edward 1

Kong-ung War 1 regd.

Seymour, Esq. 1

Caven, George 1bk.regd.

Gardner, C. J. 1

Choa Ma Ong 1

Geldart, Rev. E. 1

Luna, Miss

Gilkison, W. P. 1

Lannigar, J.

1 1

Pelago, Jos? Paulsen, H.

Sarda, Monsr.

1

Wing Seng Williams, T.

1 regd.

1

1

Donohne, Hugh 1

Lie, Mandarin 1 regd.

Robertson, R.

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Plaintiffs.-KwOK-CHAY and another. Defendant.-No Kew.

NoTreign Attachment returnable on the 12th

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Suit No. 11.

Plaintiff, LEE A MOEY. Defendant, NG K?w.

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Plaintiff,-Lo A NGAN.

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Plaintiff,-YIP LAI KUM. Defendant,-NG KEW.

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Foreign Attachment.

Suit No. 177.

Plaintiff,-LEONG A SUEY. Defendant,-NG KEW.

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No. 42.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

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NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 2.)

BAY OF BENGAL, COAST OF BURMA.

Position of Krishna shoal Light-vessel.

With reference to notice to Mariners, No. 21 of 1877, notice is hereby given that the Star light-vessel which was reported by the Marine Authorities in Rangoon to be placed 4 miles eastward of the position of the recently destroyed Krishna light-house, is reported to be from 3 to 5 miles in error on the Charts and Notices lately issued.

     This light-vessel-according to reliable information just received in this Department-appears to be anchored in about 9 fathoms and at least 8 miles on an E. N. E. bearing from the site of the old light-house.

Caution.-Navigators are therefore warned to be careful when rounding the Krishna Shoal. [The Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 2° 45′ Easterly in 1878.]

By Direction of the Government of India,

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 21st January 1878.

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, (Comdr., late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

This Notice effects the following Admiralty Charts:--Gulf of Martaban, No. 823; Bay of Bengal, No. 706; Indian Ocean, No. 748b; also, Admiratly Light list, India, &c, page 16, No. 96: Marine Survey Department Light list, No, 87; and Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I., page 498.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Hydrographic Notice, is published for general information.

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J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

The information contained in this Notice is to be carefully considered, to be noted in the Sailing Directions, and compared with the Charts when the ship is navigating the locality to which it refers.

Government of India.

HYDROGRAPHIC NOTICE. [ No. 8. ]

(Superseding Hydrographic Notice No. 2 of August 1876.)

BAY OF BENGAL-BRITISH BURMA.

    The following information, gathered on an inspection tour along the coast of British Burma in 1876, by Commander A. D. Taylor, F.R.G.S., late Indian Navy, Superintendent of Marine Surveys to the Government of India, is reproduced with additions and corrections.

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 2° 30′ E. in 1878.]

MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO.*

+

Navigation of the Mergui Archipelago.-Between Tavoy point and Pakchan river, a distance of nearly 250 miles, there is almost completely sheltered navigation amongst the islands for steamers and small sailing craft. What may be called the beaten track (which will be here described) was frequented by Chinese junks long before Burma became a British possession. Of late years the vessels of the British India Steam Navigation Company have been subsidized to carry the mails from Calcutta to the various ports of British Burma, and onward to Penang. Their officers have begun to furnish notes of their experience, and may be looked upon as the pioneers of navigation in those waters, and of a regular interportal trade along the eastern side of the Bay of Bengal.

    Outside Soundings.---The bank of soundings extends for some distance outside most of the islands, but has not yet been thoroughly examined; near some of them the water is deep, yet their proximity may easily be known by the lead, if kept going in the night. In passing through any of the channels, or inside the islands, a good look-out will be necessary, as some undiscovered dangers may very probably exist.

    The Islands of the Mergui Archipelago extend from Tavoy island, in latitude 13° 13′ N., to the Seyer islands in latitude 8° 30′ N., and in some parts they are 70 miles off the mainland. These islands, being usually high, may be seen from 25 to 40 miles. They are covered with large trees, thick underwood difficult to penetrate, and there is scarcely an acre of level ground on any one island fit for cultivation, which may account for their having no inhabitants. A few wandering fishermen of a peculiar race, who live in their boats, are the only perennial residents of the Archipelago. Malays and a few Chinese from about Penang visit certain islands annually to collect edible birds' nests, found mor or less in almost every little rocky island. Trepong or Biche de Mer (sea-slug) is an object of search, but it is scarce, there being no extensive coral shoals. The junks or proas from Fenang and the Straits are numerous in the fine season; and doubtless, as the Commissioner of Mergui has no steamer to make inspection tours, the men of these proas will trespass on the rights of those who farm the collection from Government. On the beaches of several islands the marks of deer and hog were seen, also a foot-print, said to be the tiger's; but none of these animals were met with by the surveyors. The islands rest on a rocky basis, and on many of the rocks wholesome oysters abound. On Mainghy island, which lies about 23 miles westward of Mergui harbour, there is abundance of lead ore. There are many small barren rocks amongst the islands of the Archipelago, usually with deep water near them, but few hidden dangers were found by Captain Ross. However, some dangers, which will be described further on, have recently been discovered.

Winds and Weather.-The northerly or fair-weather monsoon commences at Mergui about the middle of October, at which time the wind hangs at East, occasionally blowing fresh. In December, about noon the sea-breeze sets in from N. W., veering to North about sunset, and by midnight the wind is from E.N.E. or East, at times blowing strong between sunset and 11 A.M. Therefore, by keeping near the islands, a sailing ship will get rapidly to the northward; whereas, in the offing, the wind is chiefly from N.N.E. to N.N.W. In March the sea-breezes amongst the islands set in from the southward of West, with light winds and calms in the offing; on two occasions, in February and March, the surveying vessels made but 8 or 10 miles per day, having experienced very light weather between Cabossa and cape Negrais with a drain of current to the southward. This southerly set, down the east side of the Bay of Bengal, apparently synchronizes with the northerly set along the Coromandel coast, and the easterly set at the Sandheads and past the Mutlah. In April the afternoon becomes squally with the wind at East, and much thunder and lightning amongst the islands.

The southerly or rainy monsoon sets in about the second week or middle of May, after which the Archipelago is subject to very squally weather for successive days, and a deluge of rain; the rains last till September. Judging of the weather by the log-book of the Nearchus, which vessel was the whole monsoon amongst the islands, it appears that one may easily beat to the southward within the islands, as she frequently experienced the wind from S. E., and had several successive days of Several square- fine weather. Chinese junks are well accustomed to this navigation amongst the islands in smooth water. rigged vessels of light draught used formerly to trade between Penang, Mergui and Tavoy, but they are rapidly being superseded by steamers; their route was usually to the eastward of St. Matthew's, Hastings islands, and up through Forrest strait to the northward, passing to the eastward of Owen islands;? when abreast the middle of Domel island, however, the passage becomes very shallow, being nearly dry all across at low-water springs, with only a narrow creek which lies through sandbanks, on the west side of the channel near the Domel shore. The best route at present known (now called the beaten track) passes to the westward of Domel island and Bushby.

   Entering passages.-The soundings amongst the outer islands are so deficient on the Admiralty charts, that it is deemed advisable to warn navigators against adopting any of the central entrance channels from seaward except Forrest passage in latitude 11° 5' N., and Investigator channel in latitude 10° 15′ N. If well to the northward or southward of these, it is better only to approach the mainland through the Tavoy channel, which lies between 13° 20′ and 13° 30′ N.; or by passing to the south of Chance island on the parallel of 9° 20′ N.

   Recently discovered dangers.-The attention of navigators is drawn to the following dangerous reefs, because no account of them is yet given in any Books of Directions.

* See Admiralty charts:-Mergui Archipelago, No. 216 (a & b).

+ Shoal water has been reported about 4 miles to north-eastward of High island, where no soundings are given on the charts.

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       Pollock Reef. The British India Steam Navigation Company's steamer Madras, Captain Pollock, in 1875, ran in towards Pakchan river by passing between the Loughborough and Swinton islands. Here, in mid-channel, she discovered a rock above water, and a reef below water, and only narrowly escaped striking. This reef is in latitude 10° 30′ N. and longitude 98° 0′ E. The Loughborough passage should therefore be avoided.

On an old chart there is a rock marked doubtful about midway between Christie and Chance islands.

Richelieu Rock lies about half-way from Chance island towards Kopah inlet, and, being in mid-channel, is very dangerous. Kurrachee Rock, lying in Forrest strait, about 3 miles to east-south-east of the Gregory south-east island, is very dangerous, having 16 fathoms water close to.

Fly rock. This sunken reef, said to break at times, lies about midway between Domel island and the north island of the 5 Sisters. From it Fly island bears S. E. by E. E., and the north-west point of Bushby S. E.

All other known outlying dangers are inserted on the Admiralty Charts and fairly described in Taylor's Sailing Directory, volume 1, pages 506-12.

Tavoy River.-The entrance to this river is pretty well described in the "Sailing Directory," and with the conected chart a vessel may easily enter without a pilot. The edge of the shoal flat, which lies to the south of Crab island, and forms the eastern boundary of the fair western channel up Tavoy river, is marked by some fishing stakes, or traps. The British India steamers generally run up along the west side of Crab island and anchor off the Goodrich plains, and from this anchorage they communicate with Tavoy town by boat, but it is a long and tedious journey without steam. Some small coasting steamers take the passage to eastward of Crab island, and anchor near a godown and temporary jetty lately erected abreast of the new little island, which has formed during the last quarter of a century just above, and to the north-east of Crab island.

Caution. The old sailing directions are vague; they describe the best anchorage for large ships as being "close to the uppermost bluff or rocky point," by which it is presumed they indicate the place marked by an anchor on the present and latest edition of Admiralty chart No. 835, corrected to 1867. But it has been now proved in a practical manner that no good anchorage exists there; in fact, it is dangerous ground, as the following remarks will show.

      Dangerous rock-Whilst proceeding up river on 20th December 1875, the British India Steam Navigation Company's steamer Mahratta, being near the position formerly indicated as the best anchorage for large ships, suddenly struck on a sunken rock, on which there is only 11 or 12 feet at low water spring tides. The vessel was considerably damaged, several plates having been ripped off, and she had to undergo an expensive docking at Calcutta.

From the rock Round hill point bears N. W. by N. 4 N.; the point next southward of Round hill S. S. W.; and the south-east extreme of Crab island trees N. N. E.

To clear this rock, when proceeding up the river, keep the Button and Reef islands just open or visible to the left of the Middle island and Grindstone, till Round hill bears N. W.; then haul up towards the west shore, passing not more than two cables off Round hill, and keeping that distance off shore, till the vessel reaches abreast of Goodrich plains.

Another rock, which has likewise been discovered by Captain Pollock, lies about 2 miles southward of the Goodrich plains. This river should therefore be navigated cautiously and towards high water, certainly not before half flood, as it has not yet been thoroughly examined.

      The Inner Passage or Beaten Track.-The route from Tavoy to Mergui and onwards towards Kopah for steam vessels, com- ing from the northern ports of Burma, is to pass inside of Tavoy island, keeping about 2, or not more than 3 miles from it, to avoid the shoal water, which extends 6 miles off the mainland of Burma. The Bank Canister and Long island, on the eastern side of the fair channel, are excellent marks by day or night, and so are Iron island, the Great and Little Canisters to the westward, and King's and Plantain islands to the southward, by the bearings of which a vessel's position can be easily found. Keep on a southerly course, steering for Plantain island, till Barn island (or Jockey-cap) bears E. S. E., then steer for Madramakan peak about S. S. E. E., but when Iron island nearly touches Plantain island keep more to the south-east and stand on till the beacons at Mergui entrance are made out.

      Mergui Harbour.-When steering for Mergui harbour,* keep the Little Canister in sight between Iron island and Plantain island; or, if the Canister be obscured by haze or rain, do not allow Plantain and Iron islands to close upon each other till the beacons are sighted. To enter the harbour-which may be done after the first-quarter flood, with a small vessel, but at half-flood with a large vessel steer for the eastern beacon (these beacons are only baskets on poles) till the west beacon is in line with Madramakan hill, then head up about S. E. for the fish trap, which stands next south of the east beacon. This course will lead between the beacons, but nearer the east than the west one, in about 13 feet at low water. The shoalest water is on the inner bar (10 or 11 feet), which is further in, or about 3 or 4 cables S. E. by S. of the outer black buoy.

      Anchorage. When the whole of Mergui town is seen to the east of the outer black buoy, haul up for Mergui pagoda, and passing about one cable to the eastward of both buoys, anchor about 13 cables off the main pier in 33 fathoms (low water). Some rocks lie about 1 cables W. by S. from this anchorage, with only 5 feet over them at low-water springs; therefore good swinging room should be allowed for a long vessel.

      Tides. It is high water F and C at 10 hours 30 minutes. Rise and fall at high springs 19 feet; ordinary springs 17 feet; at neaps 11 or 12 feet. The tidal stream runs about 3 miles an hour off the pier at spring tides, flood to southward, ebb to northward.

This is to avoid the

Fell Passage. The inner navigation between Mergui and Pakchan river is the southern and intricate portion of the beaten track. The inner route along the east side of King island has been named Fell passage after an island which stands at the south entrance of this narrow channel. Padau-or is a round islet which marks the northern entrance. Leaving Mergui harbour in a steamer at the first-quarter flood, steer out to the north-west, keeping Plantain island and Iron island open, or just touching each other, till Fell passage is seen well open; then gradually haul round by the westward till Padau-or island is 2 points on the port bow; keep it in that position till you see right through the Fell passage or till the east extreme of Padau-or bears S. S. W.; then starboard the helm and pass round the east side of that island about 2 cables off, altering course so as, when past the island, to head up about S. by W. and steer on that course away from Padan-or. north-west extreme of the rocky shoal on which stands the islet that marks the east side of this Fell passage entrance, leaving only a narrow gut of deep water near Padau-or island. Then keep in mid-channel for a distance of 4 miles, when haul up to the south-west to pass between the first small low-level tree island and the lofty King island. The next course is more southerly to take the vessel between the first and second tree islands, as near mid-channel as possible; then, passing within a cable's length of the south-east point of the second wooded island, steer across towards the small pagoda of Pee-ay-kyoor (about a S. by W. course). Should the vessel get out of the proper track, the water will shoal to 3 fathoms, but after half Hood, there will be 9 feet more than the chart shews. As the pagoda is approached, haul to the south-west to pass between Pagod island and a little islet with a few trees on it. When abreast of the latter, one cable off, steer to pass, in mid-channel, betwe Pagoda island and the good-sized tree island which lies to the west of it. Afterwards haul in towards King island age keeping along it at the distance of 2 cables, till you emerge from the passage mid-way between Fell island (which is h and the great and much loftier King island, where, in mid-channel, there are depths of 10 or 12 fathoms and upwards.

Fell island. This is a round island, about 200 feet high, covered with trees; the channel between it and King isl only about a quarter of a mile broad, but the water is very deep. There is another high, round island, standing abe mile to southwest of Fell's; it has been named Passage island, because it (rather than Fell's) stands at the very ent: the passage. There are 4 or 5 small islets called Lah-chee, all much alike, lying to southward of Fell's island.

    See Admiralty chart, Tavoy river, No. 835. See also Sketch of Tavoy river, published by the Marine Survey Department, Calcutta. * See Flans of Mergui harbour on Admiralty charts Nos. 218 and 70b.

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Bentinck route.-Passing about half a mile west of Passage island, steer towards Christmas island, about S. W. by S., so as to leave Round and Cantor's island respectively about one mile to the westward. Pass about 2 miles to the westward of Christmas island, then steer for West Passage island, between which and the little islet crowned with a tuft of trees (which is aptly called Cap and Feather) lies the fair channel to the southward.

   Borrow on the West Passage island, where there are depths of 5 or 6 fathoms (low water), but towards Cap and Feather the water shoals to 3 and 2 fathoms. Pass the West Passage at not less than 2 cables' distance and the south Passage island at half a mile. From South Passage island steer S. by W. for 10 miles to clear the south end of Bentinck island, then about S. S. W. for the purpose of clearing Fly rock lying 3 miles to the north-west of Fly island. When near Maria island, steer more southerly, passing midway between Bushby island and the group called the Five Sisters. Being 3 miles to the west of Bushby island, steer to pass between High island and Sullivan's. On this course the flood stream will set to the eastward, and therefore the time of tide must be calculated and some allowance must be made for the tidal stream.

   Anchorages.-On a dark rainy night of the south-west monsoon, a steamer, coming from northward, might conviniently and prudently anchor till day-break to leeward of the Great Bentinck island in 6 or 7 fathoms, or about 2 miles eastward of the South Passage island.

   When going northward from Pakchan, advantage may, on similar occasions be taken of the good anchorage in Forrest strait to leeward of Sullivan's and to southward of High island, when there are depths of 7 to 9 fathoms.

   Forrest Strait towards Pakchan.-The Gregorys are five low-level tree islands, on a white sandy base. The little North Gregory is 18 miles to the southward of High island, and a vessel should pass to the eastward of all the Gregorys.

   Boyce shoal.--The British India Steam Navigation Company's steamer Madras passed over a small shoal (Boyce shoal), on which there were 2 fathoms (reduced to low water). It lies between Boyce hill and the main body of the Gregorys, and there is a space of little more than 2 miles between the latter and the shoal. Caution is necessary, and it is prudent to borrow towards the Gregory's.

   Kurrachee rock. This dangerous sunk rock, which is a pinnacle, with only 5 feet at lowest tide, on which the British India Steam Navigation Company's steamer of that name was totally lost in 1877, lies E. by S. S. distant 12 miles from the large or Eastern Gregory. There is deep water close to, 16 fathoms being found about 100 yards off.

Beyond the Kurrachee rock and the Gregorys a straight southerly run of about 25 miles puts the vessel about 2 or 3 miles to the eastward of the Five islands, from which position haul up to S. by W., or perhaps more westerly to avoid the extensive flat of sand and mud lying off the entrance to Pakchan river.

Pakchan River.-Maliwoon is a small town famous for its tin mines on the British side of this river, about 25 miles from the entrance, up a creek situated amongst the high hills of Maliwoon. The British India Steam Navigation Company's steamers carry on a monthly mail service from Rangoon, Moulmein and Mergui to this place. They sometimes go up the river, and about 5 miles up Maliwoon creek, where they are still 7 miles below the town. Sometimes they anchor off the mouth of Rehnoung creek on the Siam side, as there is some slight trade with that place.

   Entrance to Pakchan river.-Coming from northward, do not shoal the water towards the flat under 7 or 8 fathoms, till the open sea is visible between Hastings island on the one side, and the islands of St. Luke and St. Matthew on the other side. Then haul round to the south-east towards Saddle island, and run in about East with a small round island just touching the sloping south extreme (angle of 45°) of Boundary island, which has a barnlike appearance, and stands nearly 2 miles seaward of Victoria island. This course leads towards Boundary island and in not less than 5 fathoms at low water. Proceeding eastward, Victoria Point (the southern reddish termination of the Maliwoon hills, on which the tree have lately been thinned and cut down) will be made out; keep it just touching the northwest tip of Victoria island, steering exactly on that line (3 fathoms at low-water springs may be had when abreast of Boundary island) till within a quarter of a mile of Victoria, when haul a little northerly to pass the island at about one cable from a small islet off its north side.

   Reef-Between Long island and Victoria island, there is a reef of rocks, which uncover only at low water, but the passage just described is fully one mile wide. There is said to be a good passage into the river to the north of these rocks, but shoal water apparently extends over 3 miles to W. S. W. of them.

   Another entrance to Pakchan river is adopted by some Chinese pilots. The approach is between Spiteful rock (which is really a good-sized round island) and Harry's head, the north-west point of Saddle island; but caution is necessary, as the shoal bank westward of Spiteful rock is unexamined. Approaching from the southward, borrow on Tree island to avoid that bank. Steer from Spiteful on an easterly course to Stainer rock; when 3 cables from that rock, haul up E. N. E. for one mile, then N. E. and N. N. E. so as to pass within 2 cable lengths of Dyke's and two round islets beyond. When the east point of Victoria island is visible, steer for it and pass it also about 2 cables off; then, if bound to Rehnoung, keep away to N. E. and E. N. E., and anchor in 4 fathoms, low water, to southward of the small rocky islet as follows.

   Anchorage off Rehnoung.-Having entered the river between Victoria point and island, steer to the eastward, when the mouth of the Rehnoung creek will be visible, and anchor in 4 fathoms low water, with a little rocky islet bearing N. E. by N., 2 cables distant, and Victoria point N. W. by W. W., Long island being visible through the opening of the river, and the high peak of St. Matthew's island just over the north point of Victoria island. At this anchorage the outline of the bank that dries at low-water springs will be visible to the south and south-east of the vessel. The bottom is stiff clay, good hold- ing ground.

   The southern entrance to Pakchan river and Rehnoung has been described. This route lies to the north of Saddle island, passing between it and the Spiteful rock; it then runs to the southward and eastward of Mostyn, Dyke, and Festing islands, and hauls up close along the east shore of Victoria island, where there is deep water.

   Tides. It is high water at F. and C. of the moon at the entrance of Pakchan river at 10 hours 30 minutes; the rise of tide is about 14 feet at springs, and 8 feet at neaps. The ebb tide, rushing out of the Pakchan river, splits at the north-east point of Victoria island and bifurcates to the west and to the south, both streams being rapid at spring tides in both entrance channels.

The Coast below Pakchan river is quite unexamined, and should not be approached without a pilot. Kopah river entrance was formerly supposed to be only 20 miles southward of Rehnoung, but it is double that distance. The boundary between British Burma and Siam is supposed to run through Mostyn, Saddle and De Lisle islands, but these islands and the adjacent raters are not surveyed. The Sugar loaves are good landmarks, and the Round or Funnel mountain on the mainland, which

18 miles southward of Rehnoung, is a magnificent peak.

Richelieu rock. This is a danger recently discovered by Captain A. De Richelieu, of the Siamese Royal Navy; it lies niles due west from Hayes' island. The discovery of such a rock points to the necessity of navigating these waters with

me caution.

Kopah River, in the province called Muang Takuapah, belongs to Siam, and is becoming of importance on account of trade; its position was not shewn on any chart until the year 1876. The river has two entrances, the northern being t for the south-west monsoon, but during the fine season a great saving of time and fuel may be made by adopting the a entrance. This latter was made mention of in Horsburgh's Directory as Bangri, properly Bang-yee, which is the fa town inside the Quoin hill. Several small junks trade between Kopah, Junkseylon, and Penang.

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      North Entrance.-To enter Kopah river from the north, give Hayes island a good wide berth by keeping at least 24 miles off, on account of off-lying reefs. Then steer straight in for the north-east point of Kopah head on about a S. E. course. The extreme north-east low point of the head is composed of casuarina trees on a sandy point. Pass round this point about one cable off, and then haul up S. by W. for the next, or the east prominent Bluff point of the head. Without a chart or pilot a steamer could not go up Kopah river, but even a stranger, with the aid of the sketch* of this river, may feel his way up at half tide. This has been done by the enterprising commanders of the British India Steam Navigation Company.

The

      South Entrance.-The southern entrance of Kopah river has not less than 13 feet at lowest spring tides, and is safe for small steamers during the north-east monsoon. It would not be prudent to attempt to enter during the southwest monsoon.

passage is between two sandbanks, which are nearly covered at high-water springs. The course in is about E. by N. N., or with the low casuarina tree point (which extends westward from the Quoin) on with the first south notch of River hill. 1-1/4 Inside the bar the water deepens to 5 and 6 fathoms.

Kopah or Takuapah town.—This place lies about 20 miles up the river which winds away to the southward nearly parallel to the coast line, and has another small mouth about 10 miles below Bang-yee. The town is famous for its tin mines, which the Raja profitably works. The land about Kopah and to the north is very mountainous and undulating, and is seen a long way from seaward. Pia Sima, the highest mountain, about 10 miles to eastward of Kopah head, culminating in 3 peaks of nearly equal elevation, is upwards of 3,500 feet above the sea.

The steamer anchorage inside the river is in about 5 fathoms, nearly 5 miles E. S. E. from the south or Bang-yee entrance. The Coast to the southward of Kopah runs nearly due south for 25 miles to the entrance of Bagatae river. Besides the circular reef, with a white sand patch on it, situated 5 miles S. S. W. from Bang-yee entrance and noted on the old charts, there is a reef stretching about 2 miles off a point called Lem Krang-jai, which is 16 miles southward of Bang-yee.

Cape Dolphin, or Lem Thom-job, a prominent and moderately elevated point of the coast, in about latitude 8° 32′ N., forms the west or left bank of the river Bagatae, the entrance of which is about 3 miles northward of the cape; inside this and behind the cape there is apparently sheltered anchorage in 5 fathoms. Near the town of Bagatae, which is up a creek, and about 10 miles from the anchorage, there are tin mines.

      Below cape Dolphin, the coast of the Siamese province of Tak?atung trends about S. by E. for 22 miles to Pak-prah, the little strait that separates Junkseylon from the mainland. It seems safe not to approach this coast within 3 miles, as it has been only cursorily examined.

      The many outlying islands below Pakchan river-extending to the Seyers group, which are in about the same latitude as cape Dolphin-render it easy to fix a ship's position both by night and day.

Marine Survey Department, Calcutta, January 1878.

* See Sketch of Kopah Inlet, published by the Marine Survey Department, Calcutta.

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Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 1st March, 1878.

No. 40..

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Colonial Treasurer.

     Applications will be received here for the Office of Shroff and Chinese Clerk at the Magistracy up till Monday the 11th March.

The selected candidate will be required to enter into a bond with a surety or sureties to the amount of $1,000.

The Salary of the Office is $30 per month.

For further particulars apply to the Magistrates.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th February, 1878.

No. 32.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Applications will be received at this Office for the appointment of Fourth Master at the Central School during the absence on leave of the Head Master, Mr. STEWART.

Salary $120 per month and an Allowance of $30 per month for House Rent. Applications to be addressed to the Office of the undersigned.

For further particulars, apply to F. STEWART, Esquire, Head Master Central School.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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      North Entrance.-To enter Kopah river from the north, give Hayes island a good wide berth by keeping at least 24 miles off, on account of off-lying reefs. Then steer straight in for the north-east point of Kopah head on about a S. E. course. The extreme north-east low point of the head is composed of casuarina trees on a sandy point. Pass round this point about one cable off, and then haul up S. by W. for the next, or the east prominent Bluff point of the head. Without a chart or pilot a steamer could not go up Kopah river, but even a stranger, with the aid of the sketch* of this river, may feel his way up at half tide. This has been done by the enterprising commanders of the British India Steam Navigation Company.

The

      South Entrance.-The southern entrance of Kopah river has not less than 13 feet at lowest spring tides, and is safe for small steamers during the north-east monsoon. It would not be prudent to attempt to enter during the southwest monsoon.

passage is between two sandbanks, which are nearly covered at high-water springs. The course in is about E. by N. N., or with the low casuarina tree point (which extends westward from the Quoin) on with the first south notch of River hill. 1-1/4 Inside the bar the water deepens to 5 and 6 fathoms.

Kopah or Takuapah town.—This place lies about 20 miles up the river which winds away to the southward nearly parallel to the coast line, and has another small mouth about 10 miles below Bang-yee. The town is famous for its tin mines, which the Raja profitably works. The land about Kopah and to the north is very mountainous and undulating, and is seen a long way from seaward. Pia Sima, the highest mountain, about 10 miles to eastward of Kopah head, culminating in 3 peaks of nearly equal elevation, is upwards of 3,500 feet above the sea.

The steamer anchorage inside the river is in about 5 fathoms, nearly 5 miles E. S. E. from the south or Bang-yee entrance. The Coast to the southward of Kopah runs nearly due south for 25 miles to the entrance of Bagatae river. Besides the circular reef, with a white sand patch on it, situated 5 miles S. S. W. from Bang-yee entrance and noted on the old charts, there is a reef stretching about 2 miles off a point called Lem Krang-jai, which is 16 miles southward of Bang-yee.

Cape Dolphin, or Lem Thom-job, a prominent and moderately elevated point of the coast, in about latitude 8° 32′ N., forms the west or left bank of the river Bagatae, the entrance of which is about 3 miles northward of the cape; inside this and behind the cape there is apparently sheltered anchorage in 5 fathoms. Near the town of Bagatae, which is up a creek, and about 10 miles from the anchorage, there are tin mines.

      Below cape Dolphin, the coast of the Siamese province of Tak?atung trends about S. by E. for 22 miles to Pak-prah, the little strait that separates Junkseylon from the mainland. It seems safe not to approach this coast within 3 miles, as it has been only cursorily examined.

      The many outlying islands below Pakchan river-extending to the Seyers group, which are in about the same latitude as cape Dolphin-render it easy to fix a ship's position both by night and day.

Marine Survey Department, Calcutta, January 1878.

* See Sketch of Kopah Inlet, published by the Marine Survey Department, Calcutta.

NOTICE.

Owners of Tenements who have not paid their Rates in respect of the First Quarter of 1878, are requested to do so before the 7th instant, as after that date application will be made to the Supreme Court for the recovery of arrears.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 1st March, 1878.

No. 40..

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Colonial Treasurer.

     Applications will be received here for the Office of Shroff and Chinese Clerk at the Magistracy up till Monday the 11th March.

The selected candidate will be required to enter into a bond with a surety or sureties to the amount of $1,000.

The Salary of the Office is $30 per month.

For further particulars apply to the Magistrates.

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No. 32.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Applications will be received at this Office for the appointment of Fourth Master at the Central School during the absence on leave of the Head Master, Mr. STEWART.

Salary $120 per month and an Allowance of $30 per month for House Rent. Applications to be addressed to the Office of the undersigned.

For further particulars, apply to F. STEWART, Esquire, Head Master Central School.

By Command,

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J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The scarcity of water in the Pok-foo-lum Reservoir rendering necessary the greatest economy of the present diminished supply, persons having water laid on to their premises are enjoined to see that leaky and defective pipe joints, taps and other fittings are made watertight.

They are also earnestly requested to adopt all precautions against too lavish a use of water obtained from the mains and to prohibit their servants from drawing water from that source for the irrigation of gardens.

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WINDS

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER,

THERMOMETER.

DAY AND

BARO-

0 TO 12.

HOUR.

DATE.

METER

WEA-

THER.

BARO-

0 To 12.

METER

WEA-

THER.

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Saturday,

23rd

February.

9

3

80.27 61.0 Noon 30.24 64.0 65.0 57.0 64.0 61.0 30.16 65.0

61.0 59.0

?

C.

b.c.

:

:

65.0 62.0

b.c.

::

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. | Force.

30.13 62.0

In inches during previous, 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

BARO-I

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

THER.

|Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

62.0 60.0 ESE

4

30.13 59.0

30.13 64.0 66.0 55.0] €6.0 63.5 ESE 30.07 66.0

4

0.00

2:

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56.0 56.0 NNE

3

O.C.

28.42 59.0

59.0 59.0 ESE

4

O.C.

65.5 63.5 ESE

4

30.12 61.0 61.0 53.0 57.0 57.0 NNE 30.06 61.0

3

o.c.

0.00

28.381 60.0 60,0, 52.0 60.0 59.0 SE

3

0.0.

0.00

..

58.0 57.0 NE

3

O.C.

28.32 63.0

:

:

63.0 61.0 S

2

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:

Sunday,

24th

February.

9

30.23 62.0

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36 52.0

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Tuesday,

26th

9

February.

3

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Monday,

25th

February.

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30.27 54.0!

Noon 30.22 55.5 56.0 50.0 55.0 52.5 30.15 55.0

::

:

62.0 61.0

9.26 59.0 63.0 53.0 59.0 58.0]

2159.0

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:

51.0 50.0

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Wednesday, 9

27th

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30.15 60.01

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5

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30.07 62.0

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3

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59.0 58.0 N

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28.29 52.0

53.0 53.0 N

3

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::

0.00

52.051.0 N

4

o.r.

30.26 58.5

48.0 48.0 N

3

o.r.

28.40 | 45.0

:

:

30.21 59.0 61.0 48.0 52.5 52.0 N

1

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1

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2

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30.13 56.0)

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o.r.

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28.35 45.0

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o.r,

28.39 47.0 47.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 NE

2

o.r.

0.92

46.0 46.0 E

2

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O.C.

52.0 50.0 NE

5

10

O.C.

28.31 44.0

45.0 45.0 E

4

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4

g.m.

0.56

30.13 56.0 57.0 50.0 52.0 50.0 NE

5

O.C.

0.03

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5

o.m.

30.12 56.0

:

53.051.0 NE

3

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28.25 47.0

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28.28 48.0 49.0 44.0 48.0 48.0 E

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29.96 60.0

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6

28.22 63.0

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c.r.

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3

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0 b.c.

28.30 56.0

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3

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28.31 57.0 66.0 52.0 56.0 55.0 N

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2

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0.38

66.0 60.0

b.c.

30.02 67.0

71.5 65.0 NE

1

b.c.

28.3159.0

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58.0 56.0 N

3

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:

:

57.0 52.0

b.

30.19 | 60.0

1st

March. 3

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60.0 56.0

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58.5 55.0 NE 30.20 | 61.0 72.0 52.5 59.0 55.0 E 60.0 56.0 SE

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28.46 50.0

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3

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.

28.47 51.0 52.0 42.0 51.0 49.0 E 52.0 49.0 E

28.38 52.0

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3

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STATE OF WEATHER:-b. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain; ?. foggy; g. gloomy; h. hail; 7. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o. overcast; p. passing showers; 9. squally; 7. rain; s. snow; t. thunder; u. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility. Objects at a distance unusually visible; w. wet (dew). NOTE:-A bar (-) under any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

Figures

Figures

to denote

Bure Poles..........

to denote

the Force

of the

Wind.

Description of Wind.

Calm

Light Air Light Breeze

Gentle Breeze

Moderate Breeze. Fresh Breeze....

Strong Breeze

Moderate Gale..

Fresh Gale..

9

Strong Gale

10

11

12

Whole Gale.......

Storm....

Hurricane.

With which the above Ship with all sail ( 1 to 2 knots

set and clean full would go in smooth water.....

In which she could just carry in chase, Double Reefs and Jib, &c. full and by

Triple Reefs, &c.... Close Reefs and Courses

In which she could just bear closc-reefed Main Topsail and reefed Foresail Under Storm Staysail

Illustrations of the power of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned Man-of-War or First-class Clipper Ship.

Rate of the Wind

per Hour in Miles.

the Force

of the

Wind.

0 to

Just sufficient to give steerage way.

11

3 to 4

16

5 to 6

(Royals,

21

26

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31

37

45

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH MARCH, 1878.

VOL. XXIV.

THE GOVERNOR'S INSPECTION OF THE POLICE FORCE.

The following account of His Excellency The Governor's Inspection of the Police Force on the 26th February, 1878, is extracted from the report of the Daily Press, for general information.

Yesterday (February 26th) afternoon Governor PoPE HENNESSY inspected the Police Force. His Excellency arrived at the Central Station shortly after three o'clock, attended by his Private Secretary, Mr. G. STAFFORD NORTHCOTE, and was received with a general salute. The force was under the command of Acting Captain Superintendent CREAGH and Mr. McEUEN, Deputy Superintendent. Captain DEMPSTER, Acting Superintendent of the Gaol, was also present. The land force were drawn up in two ranks facing the North, with the Europeans to the East, the Chinese in the centre, and the Indians to the West. There were on parade forty-four Europeans, ninety-eight Chinese, fifty-six Indian Constables, and four Troopers, with Acting Chief Inspector HORSPOOL and six other Inspectors, one Jemadhar, seven European Sergeants, four Indian Sergeants, and three Chinese Sergeants. The Water Police, numbering one hundred men, with Inspector GRIMES in charge and four Sergeants, were drawn up opposite. His Excellency walked along the ranks, making a close inspesion. This concluded, the men were formed into square, and-

      His Excellency then said:-Mr. CREACH, allow me to express to you and the men under your command the great satisfaction I have experienced to-day in seeing the admirable appearance and discipline of this force. In the whole of Her Majesty's Colonial Empire there is no Police Force of equal strength, and perhaps I can add with truth, of greater efficiency, as compared with the size and requirements of the Colony. The Government of this Colony has spent money, not lavishly but wisely, in providing, for the preservation of order, a body of men that can compare with the Police Force in any part of the Colonial Empire. We have got from to time from England a number of well trained Constables. I see to-day Inspectors of the European Force who have been for many years in the Colony, and whose good pay is the result of their good conduct. I can only say to those who have come from the United Kingdom recently to Hongkong that by emulating the example they will see presented by the Inspectors and Sergeants to whom I refer, they themselves can look forward to receiving in time the promotion and rewards of the service. With respect to the contingent on my right, which owes its efficiency so peculiarly to my friend, Mr. CREAGH, the Acting Captain Superin- tendent of Police, all must feel that the Sikh corps is a credit to the Colony and to Mr. CREAGH. And with respect to the important body of Chinese, it is enough to recall the fact that of late years the detection of crime in the Colony has been owing in no small degree to the fact that the Chinese Police Force has been rendered so numerous and efficient. I have recently received from Mr. CREAGH a recommendation that I should consider the advisability of creating in the Chinese Force an additional number of Sergeants, and possibly in course of time an Inspector; and that recommendation, like every- thing which comes from Mr. CREAGH, is receiving my best attention. At this moment the Europeans and Indians are a well armed force. You correspond to that armed force which in other Colonies has imposed upon it the sole defence of the Colony. Here we have also Her Majesty's troops, but I do not hesitate to say that by proper care, by strict discipline, and by developing that public spirit which I have found here in existence, we should be able to establish in this Colony an armed force which would be of the utmost importance to us in the event of any contingency arising which might induce Her Majesty's Government to diminish the number of troops in Hongkong. It is well to know that if such a contingency should arise the Government can rely with confidence on the loyalty and efficiency of those I now see around me. I will take the opportunity of saying that looking to the large body of men assembled in this square, and remembering also that a considerable number are now on duty in various parts of the Colony, I think I am bound to provide a force so numerous with a greater number of officers. I am entirely satisfied with the ability and zeal of my friends Mr. CREAGH and Mr. McEUEN. They are first rate officers. But when your experienced Captain Superintendent

90

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MARCH, 1878.

(Mr. DEANE) arrives, I mast consult him as to a possible increase of the staff. I have only to add that I shall take a personal interest in the welfare of every man in the force, and you may rely at all times from you is on receiving the sympathy and support of the Government. All the Government expects a faithful discharge of your duty in the suppression of crime and the preservation of order. I will now call upon you to give three cheers for the Queen.

   Three hearty cheers were given in response to His Excellency's call. His Excellency then went through the barracks, attended by Mr. CREAGH and Mr. McEUEN, and displayed much interest in the arrangements and appointments of the various rooms. On his returning to the square a photograph of the force was taken. His Excellency then left, receiving another salute as he went away.

GOVERNMENT EDUCATION, HONGKONG.

At a conference held at the Council Chamber on the 25th February, 1878, to consider the question of the teaching of English in the Government Schools, the following gentlemen were present by invitation of His Excellency the Governor, who presided:-

The Honourable the Colonel Commanding the Troops, (Colonel BASSANO, C.B.) The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.)

The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE. The Honourable HENRY LOWCOCK.

The Honourable J. MCNEILE PRICE.

The Honourable FRANCIS BULKELEY JOHNSON.

FREDERICK STEWART, Esquire, Head Master of the Central School.

The Reverend E. J. EITEL, Ph. D.

The following resolutions were arrived at:--

1. That the primary object to be borne in view by the Government should be the teaching of English. 2. That to enable the Central School to give more time to English and less time to Chinese studies, without materially diminishing the amount of Chinese knowledge on the part of the scholars on leaving the School, the preliminary requirements in Chinese knowledge be raised in the case of all such candidates for admission as do not already speak English fairly well to the requirements of Standard IV. of Class I. of the Grant-in-Aid Schedule, (with the exception of Geography).

3. That five hours be given every day (except Saturday) to English, and 24 hours to Chinese studies, but with the understanding that all English lessons will be obligatory, and all Chinese lesson optional, according to declaration on the part of the parents.

The above resol ions were arrived at without a division, with the exception of that portion of the latter which makes the study of Chinese optional on the declaration of the parents. On that point, the voting was as follows:---

For making Chinese optional.

The Honourable the Colonel Commanding

the Troops.

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary.

The Honourable J. M. PRICE.

The Honourable F. B. JOHNSON.

The Reverend E. J. EITEL.

For making Chinese compulsory.

The Honourable P. RYRIE.

The Honourable H. LowCOCK. Mr. STEWART.

4. That increased accommodation, more English speaking Masters, and smaller classes are essential to the proper teaching of English at the Central School.

5. That as a preliminary step, the staff of English Masters be doubled forthwith.

  6. That with regard to the other Government Schools entirely supported by Government, arrangements be made, as soon as possible, to teach the boys English in all of them.

Read and confirmed this 5th day of March, 1878.

No. 44.

H. E. WODEHOUSE, Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. POPE HENNESSY,

Governor.

  His Excellency the Governor in Council having been pleased, subject in all respects to the approval of the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, to grant Two months vacation leave and Ten months leave on half salary, to the Chief Justice the Honourable Sir JOHN SMALE, Knight, the following provisional appointments have been made by His Excellency :-

His Honour FRANCIS SNOWDEN, Puisne Judge, to be Acting Chief Justice. JAMES RUSSELL, Esquire, Police Magistrate, to be Acting Puisne Judge.

C. V. CREAGH, Esquire, Acting Captain Superintendent of Police, to be Acting Police Magistrate and Coroner.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th March, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MARCH, 1878.

(Mr. DEANE) arrives, I mast consult him as to a possible increase of the staff. I have only to add that I shall take a personal interest in the welfare of every man in the force, and you may rely at all times from you is on receiving the sympathy and support of the Government. All the Government expects a faithful discharge of your duty in the suppression of crime and the preservation of order. I will now call upon you to give three cheers for the Queen.

   Three hearty cheers were given in response to His Excellency's call. His Excellency then went through the barracks, attended by Mr. CREAGH and Mr. McEUEN, and displayed much interest in the arrangements and appointments of the various rooms. On his returning to the square a photograph of the force was taken. His Excellency then left, receiving another salute as he went away.

GOVERNMENT EDUCATION, HONGKONG.

At a conference held at the Council Chamber on the 25th February, 1878, to consider the question of the teaching of English in the Government Schools, the following gentlemen were present by invitation of His Excellency the Governor, who presided:-

The Honourable the Colonel Commanding the Troops, (Colonel BASSANO, C.B.) The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.)

The Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE. The Honourable HENRY LOWCOCK.

The Honourable J. MCNEILE PRICE.

The Honourable FRANCIS BULKELEY JOHNSON.

FREDERICK STEWART, Esquire, Head Master of the Central School.

The Reverend E. J. EITEL, Ph. D.

The following resolutions were arrived at:--

1. That the primary object to be borne in view by the Government should be the teaching of English. 2. That to enable the Central School to give more time to English and less time to Chinese studies, without materially diminishing the amount of Chinese knowledge on the part of the scholars on leaving the School, the preliminary requirements in Chinese knowledge be raised in the case of all such candidates for admission as do not already speak English fairly well to the requirements of Standard IV. of Class I. of the Grant-in-Aid Schedule, (with the exception of Geography).

3. That five hours be given every day (except Saturday) to English, and 24 hours to Chinese studies, but with the understanding that all English lessons will be obligatory, and all Chinese lesson optional, according to declaration on the part of the parents.

The above resol ions were arrived at without a division, with the exception of that portion of the latter which makes the study of Chinese optional on the declaration of the parents. On that point, the voting was as follows:---

For making Chinese optional.

The Honourable the Colonel Commanding

the Troops.

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary.

The Honourable J. M. PRICE.

The Honourable F. B. JOHNSON.

The Reverend E. J. EITEL.

For making Chinese compulsory.

The Honourable P. RYRIE.

The Honourable H. LowCOCK. Mr. STEWART.

4. That increased accommodation, more English speaking Masters, and smaller classes are essential to the proper teaching of English at the Central School.

5. That as a preliminary step, the staff of English Masters be doubled forthwith.

  6. That with regard to the other Government Schools entirely supported by Government, arrangements be made, as soon as possible, to teach the boys English in all of them.

Read and confirmed this 5th day of March, 1878.

No. 44.

H. E. WODEHOUSE, Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. POPE HENNESSY,

Governor.

  His Excellency the Governor in Council having been pleased, subject in all respects to the approval of the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, to grant Two months vacation leave and Ten months leave on half salary, to the Chief Justice the Honourable Sir JOHN SMALE, Knight, the following provisional appointments have been made by His Excellency :-

His Honour FRANCIS SNOWDEN, Puisne Judge, to be Acting Chief Justice. JAMES RUSSELL, Esquire, Police Magistrate, to be Acting Puisne Judge.

C. V. CREAGH, Esquire, Acting Captain Superintendent of Police, to be Acting Police Magistrate and Coroner.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th March, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Circular Despatch from Her Majesty's Principa ecretary of State for the Colonies, together with a copy of the Order in Council accompanying it, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th March, 1878.

CIRCULAR.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

DOWNING STREET, 7th December, 1877. SIR,-I have the honour to transmit to you a copy of an Order of The QUEEN in Council, dated the 28th December, 1866, applying the Foreign Deserters' Act 1852, to the Kingdom of Madagascar. This Order appears to have been sent out in original to the Governor of Mauritius without any steps having been taken at the time to communicate it to the rest of the Colonies. It is therefore now forwarded for your information and for publication in the Colony under your Government.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient, humble Servant,

The Officer Administering the Government of

CARNARVON.

HONGKONG.

AT THE COURT AT OSBORNE HOUSE, ISLE OF WIGHT, The 28th day of December 1866.

PRESENT,

THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

    Whereas by the "Foreign Deserters' Act, 1852," it is provided that whenever it is made to appear to Her Majesty that due facilities are or will be given for recovering or apprehending seamen who desert from British merchant ships in the territories of any Foreign Power, Her Majesty may by Order in Council stating that such facilities are or will be given, declare that seamen, not being slaves, who desert from merchant ships belonging to such Power when within Her Majesty's dominions, shall be liable to be apprehended and carried on board their respective ships, and may limit the operation of such Order, and may render the operation thereof subject to such conditions and qualifications, if any, as may be deemed expedient; and whereas it has been made to appear to Her Majesty that due facili- ties are given for recovering and apprehending seamen who desert from British merchant ships in the territories of Her Majesty the Queen of Madagascar:

    Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue of the powers vested in Her by the said "Foreign Deserters' Act, 1852," and by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, is pleased to order and declare, and it is hereby ordered and declared that from and after the publication hereof in the London Gazette, seamen, not being slaves, and not being British subjects, who within Her Majesty's dominions desert from merchant ships belonging to the Kingdom of Madagascar, shall be liable to be apprehended and carried on board their respective ships:

    Provided always, that if any such deserter has committed any crime in Her Majesty's dominions, he may be detained until he has been tried by a competent Court, and until his sentence (if any) has been fully carried into effect.

    And the Right Honourable the EARL OF CARNARVON, the Right Honourable VISCOUNT CRANBORNE, and the Right Honourable SPENCER HORATIO WALPOLE, three of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, are to give the necessary directions accordingly.

EDMUND HARRISON.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1878.

Government of India.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 3.)

EASTERN ARCHIPELAGO—SUNDA STRAIT-SUMATRA.

(1.)-Intended Light on Flat Point.

The following has been published by the Hydrographer to the British Admiralty.

    The Netherlands Government has given notice of the intended establishment of a light on Flat Point (Pamantyass), north-west entrance point of Sunda Strait.

    The light will be a flashing light of the first order, showing three flashes in quick succession every half minute, followed by a short eclipse.

BALY ISLAND-NORTH COAST.

(2)- Harbour Light at Sangsit.

Also, of the establishment, probably on 20th September 1877, of a fixed red harbour light at Sangsit (Pabejan), Baly

Island."

CELEBES ISLAND-EAST COAST. (3.)—Proposed Light at Gorontalo.

Also, that it is proposed to establish a harbour light at Gorontalo, Celebes Island. The light will be a fixed red light, shown from an iron post 26 feet high. The illuminating apparatus will be dioptric, or by lenses, of the sixth order.

TIMOR ISLAND-WEST COAST. (4.)-Intended Light at Koepang. Also, of the intended establishment of a harbour light at Koepang, Timor Island. The light will be a fixed red light, shown from an iron post 39 feet high. The illuminating apparatus will be dioptric, or by lenses, of the sixth order.

By Direction of the Government of India,

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 4th February 1878.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts :-

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr., (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

    (1.) Indian Ocean, No. 748 b; Eastern Archipelago, No. 941 a; Sunda Strait, &c., No. 2,056; and Tying-kokh Bay to Sunda Strait, &c., No. 2,761: also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, East Indies, &c., 1877, page 18; China Sea Directory, Vol. I, 1867, page 21; and Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I, page 623.

    (2.) Indian Ocean, No. 748 b; and Eastern Archipelago, No. 941 b: also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, &c., 18-7, No. 123 a; and Seaman's Guide round Java, 1852, page 168.

    (3.) Eastern Archipelago, No. 942 a; and anchorages in the Celebes Islands, No. 931: also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, &c., 1877, page 20.

    (4.) Eastern Archipelago, No. 942 a; Baly and Timor Islands anchorages, No. 935: also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, &c., 1877, page 20; and Australia Directory, Vol. III, page 40.

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th March, 1878.

Government of India.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 3.)

EASTERN ARCHIPELAGO—SUNDA STRAIT-SUMATRA.

(1.)-Intended Light on Flat Point.

The following has been published by the Hydrographer to the British Admiralty.

    The Netherlands Government has given notice of the intended establishment of a light on Flat Point (Pamantyass), north-west entrance point of Sunda Strait.

    The light will be a flashing light of the first order, showing three flashes in quick succession every half minute, followed by a short eclipse.

BALY ISLAND-NORTH COAST.

(2)- Harbour Light at Sangsit.

Also, of the establishment, probably on 20th September 1877, of a fixed red harbour light at Sangsit (Pabejan), Baly

Island."

CELEBES ISLAND-EAST COAST. (3.)—Proposed Light at Gorontalo.

Also, that it is proposed to establish a harbour light at Gorontalo, Celebes Island. The light will be a fixed red light, shown from an iron post 26 feet high. The illuminating apparatus will be dioptric, or by lenses, of the sixth order.

TIMOR ISLAND-WEST COAST. (4.)-Intended Light at Koepang. Also, of the intended establishment of a harbour light at Koepang, Timor Island. The light will be a fixed red light, shown from an iron post 39 feet high. The illuminating apparatus will be dioptric, or by lenses, of the sixth order.

By Direction of the Government of India,

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 4th February 1878.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts :-

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr., (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

    (1.) Indian Ocean, No. 748 b; Eastern Archipelago, No. 941 a; Sunda Strait, &c., No. 2,056; and Tying-kokh Bay to Sunda Strait, &c., No. 2,761: also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, East Indies, &c., 1877, page 18; China Sea Directory, Vol. I, 1867, page 21; and Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I, page 623.

    (2.) Indian Ocean, No. 748 b; and Eastern Archipelago, No. 941 b: also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, &c., 18-7, No. 123 a; and Seaman's Guide round Java, 1852, page 168.

    (3.) Eastern Archipelago, No. 942 a; and anchorages in the Celebes Islands, No. 931: also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, &c., 1877, page 20.

    (4.) Eastern Archipelago, No. 942 a; Baly and Timor Islands anchorages, No. 935: also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, &c., 1877, page 20; and Australia Directory, Vol. III, page 40.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MARCH, 1878.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE, AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 4.)

BAY OF BENGAL-COAST OF BURMA.

Corrected Position of Krishna Shoal Light-vessel.

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With reference to Notices to Mariners, No. 22 of 1877 and No. 2 of 1878, issued by this Department, respecting the light-vessel marking the Krishna Shoal:-

Telegraphic information has been received from Rangoon, that the light-vessel Star has now been placed in latitude 15° 36′ 15′′ N., longitude 95° 34′ 30′′ E.

By Direction of the Government of India,

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 4th February 1878.

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr., (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Gulf of Martaban, No. 823; Bay of Bengal, No. 70b; Indian Ocean, No. 748b; also, Admiralty List of Lights, East Indies, &c., No. 96, page 16; Marine Survey of India Light List, No. 87; and Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I., page 498.

      If this Notice is received on boardship, the substance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by it, and introduced into the Sailing Directions to which it relates.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE, AND COMMERCE. NOTICE TO MARINERS. (No. 5.)

BAY OF BENGAL-CHITTAGONG COAST.

(1.)—Colour of Beacons at the Entrance to Chittagong or Kornafuli River.

With reference to Notice to Mariners, No. 23 of 1877, issued by this Department, stating that the beacons at the entrance to Chittagong or Kornafuli river were painted white, further information has since been received announcing that the beacons have not been so painted, but allowed to remain as formerly, viz., the tripod or inner beacon, black, the mast red.

HINDOSTAN-WEST COAST-BOMBAY HARBOUR.

(2.)—Intended Alteration in Dolphin Rock Light.

     The Bombay Port Trustees have notified the following intended alteration in the light apparatus of the Dolphin rock light-house:-

     From the 1st March 1878, the present light will be replaced by an improved dioptric light of the 5th order, and will appear green between the bearings of S. S. E. E., and S. W. by W. W., and also from North to West.

Between the bearings from West to S. W. by W. W., the light will show white to indicate the anchorage for the English Mail steamers at night; and from S. S. E. & E., through east, to North, or towards Colaba, the light will be masked. [The Bearings are Magnetic and from Seaward. Variation 1o Easterly in 1878.]

By Direction of the Government of India,

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr., (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 11th February 1878.

(2.)-This Notice affects the following Admiralty Chart:-Bombay Harbour, No. 2621: also, Admiralty List of Lights, East Indies, &c., for 1877, page 10; Admiralty West Coast of Hindostan pilot, pages 132 and 136, and Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I, pages 377 and 379.

If this Notice is received on board ship, the substance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by it, and introduced into the Sailing Directions to which it relates.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE, AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 6.)

INDIA-WEST COAST.

Intended Alteration of Light at Malwan.

      The Collector of Salt Revenue, Bombay, has given notice that on the 1st March 1878, the light at present exhibited from a post close to the white stone cross on the sandy beach at the port of Malwan will be discontinued.

      In lieu thereof, a green light, at an elevation of 20 feet above the level of high-water, will be exhibited from the beach, 230 yards to the northward of the present position.

      Also, that a red light will be exhibited from a boat moored to the south-east of the rock at the entrance, which is at present marked by a beacon.

      Directions.-A vessel running into the port should keep the green light just to the right, or open south, of the red light, passing close to southward of the red light, thereby avoiding the rock awash, the Malwan and Johnston Castle rocks, and should anchor with Vingorla rock light in line with the small fort bearing about S. ? W. .

By Direction of the Government of India,

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 13th February 1878.

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr., (late I. N.,)

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

      This Notice will affect the following Admiralty Charts:-West Coast of India, ?chira river to Cape Ramas, No. 740; Sheet 1, Kutch Gulf to Vizia- droog, No. 2736; Sheet 2, Viziadroog to Cochin, No. 2737; Indian Ocean, No. 748b; Indian Marine Survey Chart, No. 826-also, Admiralty West Coast of Hindostan Pilot, page 114; Light List for South Africa, China, &c., for 1877, page 10; Indian Marine Survey Light List, No. 34 a, and Taylor's Sailing Directory, vol. I, page 390.

       If this Notice is received on board ship, the substance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by it, and introduced into the Sailing Directions to which it relates.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH MARCH, 1878.

Government of South Australia.

NOTICE TO MARINERS. PENGUIN ISLAND-RIVOLI BAY.

   Notice is hereby given to Mariners and others that the Lighthouse on Penguin Island, Rivoli Bay, will probably be complete in time to allow the exhibition of a bright revolving light, of the third order, on or about the 1st August, 1878.

Further particulars will be furnished.

R. H. FERGUSON,

President Marine Board.

Marine Board Offices, Port Adelaide, 25th January, 1878.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

INVESTIGATOR STRAIT,

ALTHORPE ISLAND.

   Mariners and others are informed that, in all probability, the Althorpe Island Light, referred to in the Notice issued from this Office, dated the 27th July, 1877, will be exhibited on or about the 1st August, 1878.

Further particulars will be furnished.

Marine Board Office, Port Adelaide, 25th January, 1878.

R. H. FERGUSON,

President Marine Board.

Government of China.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 81.

CHINA SEA.

YANGTZE RIVER-SHANGHAI DISTRICT.

Replacing the Tungsha Light-vessel.

With reference to Notice to Mariners, No. 79, of the 14th December, 1877, on the temporary withdrawal of the Tungsha Light-vessel,

Notice is hereby given that the Tungsha has again been placed in her station, and the temporary Light-vessel withdrawn.

Kiutoan Light-vessel.

The Kiutoan Light-vessel will not be ready for her station till about the 1st April next.

By order of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

Engineer-in-Chief.

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS, ENGINEERS' OFFICE, SHANGHAI, 28th February, 1878.

No. 41.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The attention of Applicants for Licences to convey Emigrants from Hongkong is drawn to the inconvenience of the course frequently adopted by them in waiting until the very day on which the intending Emigrant Ship is to sail before furnishing the particulars required in order to obtain a Licence. They are requested to take notice that in no case should such particulars be furnished later than two days before the ship is intended to go to sea.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd March, 1878.

No. 40.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

   Applications will be received here for the Office of Shroff and Chinese Clerk at the Magistracy up till Monday the 11th March.

   The selected candidate will be required to enter into a bond with a surety or sureties to the amount of $1,000.

The Salary of the Office is $30 per month.

For further particulars apply to the Magistrates.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th February, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

CAPE D'?GUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9TH

1878.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

VICTORIA PEAK,

HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

WINDS

THERMOMETER.

DAY AND

DATE.

HOUR.

BARO-

METER

0 TO 12.

WEA-

BARO-

THERMOMETER.

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

0 TO 12.

WEA-

THER.

METER

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct.

Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

THERMOMETER.

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

In inches

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

BARO- during previous METER

THERMOMETER.

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

0 TO 12.

WEA-

THER.

24 hours.

Attd. Max. Min.

Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches

during previous 24 hours.

Saturday, 9 30.36 55.0

55.0 58.0

b.c.

30.17 58.0

55.5 54.0 E

4

g.

30.12 58.0

..

55.0 55.0 NE

5

b.c.

28.40 46.0

2nd

Noon 30.34 57.0 58.0 53.0 57.0 53.0] March. 3 30.28 58.0

b.c.

58.0 54.0

Sunday,

3rd

March.

9

30.30 | 55,0 55.0 53.0 Noon 30.25 56.0 59.0 53.0 56.0 54.5 3 30.22 57.0

:

:

b.c.

c.r.

30.13 58.0

:

:

:

30.17 59.0 61.0 51,0 57.5 55.0 ESE 30.15 60.0

4

b.c.

0.00

30.11 59.0 60.0, 53.0 56,0 56.0 NE

5

b.c.

0.00

58.5 55.0 SE

4

b.c.

30.06 59,5|

:

:

57.0 57.0 NE

5

LA

b.c.

28.35 50.0

::

47.0 47.0 E

4

o.f.

28.38 48.0 49.0 46.0 49.0 48.0 E

$

o.f.

0.00

51.0 49.0 E

3

b.m.

55.0 54.0 E

2

o.r.

30.14 56.5

:

52.0 52.0 NNE

3

CO

r.

=

28.35 45.0

46.0 46.0 E

5

o.f.d.

c.r.

:

:

57.0 55.0

C.

:

30.10 58.0 59.0 51.0 57,0 56.0 ESE 30.10 59.0

4

g.

0.55

30.14 56.5 57.5 52.0 53.0 53.0 NNE

3

0.c.

0.22

:????

28.33 | 49.0 50.0) 45.0) 50.0 50.0 ESE

5

o.f.d.

0.00

:

57.5 56.0 ESE

4

o.p.

30.09 57.0

:

:

54.0 53.0 NNE

3

O.C.

28.28 49.0!

:

Monday, 9

4th

March. 3

30.28 59.0

..

59.0 57.0

30.14 60.0

59.5 58.5 ESE

4 o.m.

30.13 57.5

55.5 55.5 NE

3

o.d.

28.36 53.0

:

:

50.0 50.0 E

5

o.f.

53.0 53.0 E

4

o.f.

Noon 30.27 60.0 61.0 55.0 60.0 58.0!

30.19 59.5

Tuesday, 9

30.27 62.5

59.0 58.0

62.0 61.5

5th

March. 3

Noon 30.26 62.5 63.0 58.0 62.0 61.5] 30.18 61.0

:

Wednesday,

6th

9 30.26 59.5

61.0 60.0

59.0 58.0

March.

3

GO

Noon 30.28 59.5 63.0 58.0 59.0 58.0

30.22 62.0

: :

True wind cannot be registered.

C.

C.

30.13 62.0 60.5 53.0 60.5 59.0 ESE 30.10 63.0

5

g.m.

0.00

30.13 58.5 59.5 50.5 55.5 55,5 NNE

3

o.d.

0.00

28.36 55.0, 56.0 49.0 55.0 55.0 E

3

co

o.f.

62.0 60.0 ESE

5

C.

30.10 63.0

Do.

20

c.r.

:

E

g.m.

30.08 59.0

:

55.5 55.5 N

3

o.d.

62.0 61.5 SE

1 o.r.

30.11 60.0

60.0 60.0 N

3

o.d.

:

28.30 55.0

28.37 58.0}

:|:

55.0 55.0 E

3

o.f.

::

0.10

58.0, 58.0 E

3

Co

o.f.

30.11 63.0 63.5 57.0 62.5 62.0] Calm

0

0.r.

1.54

30.10 | 60,0 60.0 53.0 59.0 59.0] N

4

r.

0.00

28.38 56.0 57.0 49.0 57.0 57.0 E

3

Co

0.1.

1.27

c.r.

30.10 63.0

:

60.5 60.0 E

1

0.1.

30.08 56.0

:

--

56.0 56.0 N

3

r.

28.33 57.0

57.0 57.0 E

4

o.r.

:

C.

30.11 62.0

60.0 59.0 NW

CO

g.m.

30.12 61.0

56.0 56.0 Calm

0

0.m.

28.36 54.0

54.0 54.0 N

2

..

62.0 60.0

C.

3

:

:

30.11 62.0 63,5 56,0 59.5| 59,0| NW

30.11 64.0

2

0.1.

0.28

30.13 | 61.0 61.0 54.0 58.0 58.0) N

1

o.d.

0.68

65.0 62.0 Calm

0

b.c.

30.09 61.0

:

60.0 60.0 N

2

O.C.

··

28.36 54.0 55.0 53.0 54.0 54.0, ENE 28.32 | 56.0

1

o.f.d.

0.55

56.0 56.0 ENE

1

b.c.

Thursday,

7th

March.

9 30.38 57.5

57.0 54.0

C.

Noon 30.38 60.0 63.0 57.0 60.0 55.0

?:

30.21 61.0f

58.0 55.0 N

3

..

g.

30.24 60.0!

56.0 54.0 N

3

O.C.

:

28.45 50.0

51.0 50.0 ENE

2

o.m.

C.

16

30.22 62.0 65.0 55.0 61.0 58.0 N

2

b.c.

0.00

3

30.36 59.0

..

:

59.0 56.0

C.

30.22 62.0

61.0 58.0 NE

1

*3

..

30.24 60.5 61.0 54.0 55.0 54.5 NE 30.23 | 60.0 54.0 54.0 NE

4

O.C.

0.09

:-

28.46 49.0 51.0 49.0 50.0 49.0 ENE

2

o.m.

0.10

..

4

O.S.

28.43 51.0

:

52.0 50.0 ENE

??

2

o.m.

Friday,

9

30.48 58.5,

58.0 55.0

b.c.

30.28 61.0

:

:

60.0 57.0 NE

3

b.c.

..

8th

?

March.

:

30.46 62.5 63.5 55.0 62.0 56.5 30.42 61.0

C.

:

61.0 54.5

C.

:

30.28 62.0 63.0 53.0 62.5 57.0 E 30.28 62.0 61.5 55.0 E

3

4

b.c.

0.00

b.c.

30.30 59.0: 55.0 52.0 NE 30.30 60.0 60.5 53.0 57.0 53.0 NE 30.28 59.0 57.0 53.0 NE

6

Co

o.c.

28.51 49.0

6

b.c.

0.00

:

5 O.C.

28.51 53.0 54.0 48.

28.49 52.0

:

..

50.0 47.0 E

4.0 51.0 E

53.0 49.0 E

5

O.C.

5

o.c.

0.00

5

b.c.

Objects at a distance unusually visible; w. wet (dew). NOTE:-A bar (→) under any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c. STATE OF WEATHER:-b. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain; ?. foggy; g. gloomy; h. hail; 7. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o. overcast; p. passing showers; q. squally; r. rain; s. snow; t. thunder; u. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility.

Figures

to denote

Illustrations of the power of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned Man-of-War or First-class Clipper Ship.

Kate of the Wind

per Hour in Miles.

the Force

of the

Wind.

Calm

Light Air Light Breeze

Gentle Breeze

0 to 2

Just sufficient to give steerage way. With which the above Ship with all sail set and clean full would go in smooth

3 - 10

Moderate Breeze..

water..

1 to 2 knots

3 to 4

(5 to 6

11

15

16

20

21

17

25

Fresh Breeze

Royals,

&c..

26 30

Strong Breeze

Moderate Gale..

Fresh Gale

Strong Gale

Whole Gale...

Storm...

Hurricane......

Bare Poles....

full and by In which she could just carry in chase, Double Reefs and Jib, &c.

In which she could just bear close-reefed Main Topsail and reefed Foresail Under Storm Staysail

Single Reefs and T. G. Sails.

36

6

37

44

7

Triple Reefs, &c...

45 52

8

Close Reefs and Courses

53

60

9

61 69

70

80

11

above 80

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Figures

to denote

the Force

of the

Description of Wind.

Wind.

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MARCH, 1878.

95

*

96

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1

Gibson, Edward 1

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4

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No. 49.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MARCH, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Telegram received from the Minister Controlling Northern Territory of South Australia, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1878.

No. 21.

Received the following Telegram :--

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

TELEGRAM.

HONGKONG, AT 8.35 A.M., ON 14th March, 1878,

From Adelaide dated 11th. Time 12.13 P.M.

To H. G. THOMSETT, Esquire, R.N.,

Harbour Master, Hongkong.

Have been informed that it is understood in Hongkong that Chinese can earn thirteen Shillings a day in the Port Darwin country, this is quite wrong, there is not at present employment for a great influx of Chinese there.

No. 51.

N. BLYTH,

Minister Controlling Northern Territory of South Australia.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Account, duly certified, of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation in Hongkong, during the Month ending 28th February, 1878, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1878.

BANKS.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

Oriental Bank Corporation,

268,013

100,000

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

540,810

200,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

680,498

250,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

1,513,620

600,000

TOTAL,..

3,002,941

1,150,000

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MARCH, 1878.

99

DAY OF MONTH.

DAY OF WEEK.

BAROMETER.

ATTACHED IN SHADE.

SELF REGISTERING

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

MAX.

MAX.

DIUR-

SUN,

SUN,

BULB

!IN

VACUO.

BULB

Ex-

POSED.

MIN.

ON

NAL

RANGE,

GRASS. IN

SHADE.

No. 52.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

information. The following Table of Meteorological Observations, taken at the Government Lock Hospital, during the Month of February, 1878, is published for general

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 16th March, 1878.

By Command,

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT LOCK HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 1878. 137 feet above mean low level of Spring Tides.

THERMOMETERS (Fahrenheit.)

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

WIND.

CLOUD.

RAIN IN

INCHES

HYGROMETER.

MIN.

IN SOIL,

DRY BULB IN WET BULBIN SHADE. SHADE.

6

HUMIDITY

COMPLETE SATURATION

=100.

DEW POINT.

QUARTER.

INCHES

DEEP.

9 A.M.

3 P.M.

9 A.M. 3 P.M. Min. | Max.

Temp. at

Noon.

DIURNAL

RANGE, BULB

EXPOSED.

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.

DURING

THE

PREVI-

OUS 24

HOURS.

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

0-10.

123

Friday,

Saturday,

3 Sunday,

Monday,

30.06

30.00

54.0 54.0

50.0

56.0 55.0 105. 72.

54.0 6.0 18.0

29.95 29.90

57.0

60.0

50.0

59.0

58.0

85. 70.

54.0

....

9.0

16.0

29.95

29.90

63.0

60.0

54.0 62.0

61.0

82. 68.

61.0

8.0 7.0

30.05

30.00

57.0

60.0

53.0 59.0

58.0

84.

66.

56.0

5.0 10.0

Tuesday,

30.16

30.12

50.0

50.0

45.0 51.0

50.0

82.

62.

50.0

6.0 12.0

6

Wednesday,

30.30

30.23

45.0

50.0

41.0 51.0

49.0

78.

7

Thursday,

30.28

30.16

62. 46.0

19.0 16.0

53.0

54.0

45.0 55.0

54.0

92.

66.

50.0

8

Friday,.

30.10

30.05

55.0

57.0

49.0 59.0

58.0

83. 63.

52.0

55.0

52.0

48.0 10.0 16.0 48.0 19.0 11.0

52.0 54.0 54.0 52.0 52.0 52.0 57.0 60.0 55.0 54.0 63.0

57.0 50.0 50.0 48.0

86. 86.

50.0 50.0 E.

E.

10

10

58.0

87.

88.

53.2 56.2 E.

E.

0.02

10

10

60,0 $1.0

58.0

88.

88.

59.3

56.2 E.

W.

0.02

10

10

60.0 65.0

54.0

87.

86.

53.2

48.7 E.

E.

0.14

10

10

48.0

86.

86.

49.5 49.5

N.E.

N.N.E.

0.12

10

10

45.0 50.0

53.0

43.0

45.0 85.

68.

40.7

39.7 N.

N.

0.20

10

6

54.0

49.0

49.0

74.

69.

45.0

44.1

E.

E.

0.02

10

10

50.0 55.0

57.0 53.0

55.0

87.

87.

51.1

53.2 E.

E.

6

10

9 Saturday,

30.06

29.95

58.0

61.0

51.0 61.0

60.0 83. 63.

54.0

10.0 9.0

52.0

58.0

61.0

56.0

58.0 87.

82.

54.2

55.4 E.

E.

10

6

10 Sunday,

30.00

29.96

62.0

66.0

54.0

66.0

65.0

116. 78.

62.0

12.0

16.0

54.0 62.0

66.0

60.0

64.0

88.

88.

58.3

62.4 E.

E.

0.17

10

11

Monday,.

30.08

30.05

58.0

56.0

52.0 58.0

57.0

124. 84.

57.0

6.0

27.0 56.0 58.0

56.0

55.0

54.0 81.

87.

52.3

52.1 W.

N.W.

9

10

12 Tuesday,

30.16

30.10

51.0

50.0

47.0 52.0

51.0 115.

75.

51.0

5.0 24.0

13

Wednesday,

30.20

30.10

53.0

57.0

47.0

58.0 57.0

103. 73.

53.0 11.0

14 Thursday,.

30.15

30.08

52.0

56.0

47.0 56.0

54.0

89.

68.

52.0 9.0

20.0 51.0

16.0 51.0

53.0 51.0

53.0

52.0 56.0

50.0

49.0 48.0

86.

86.

46.9

49.5 N.E.

N.N.W.

0.03

10

10

57.0 50.0 52.0 80.

70.

47.0 47.4

N.E.

N.E.

50.0 53.0 86.

81.

48.0

50.2 N.F.

N.E.

10

10

15 Friday,

30.15

30.11

50.0

53.0

45.0

53.0 52.0

82.

66.

51.0

8.0 15.0 52.0

50.0

53.0

48.0 50.0 86.

80.

49.5

47.0

N.N.E.

N.

0.12

10

16 Saturday,

30.15

30.10 52.0

57.0 46.0

55.0

54.0

78.

62,

51.0

9.0

11.0 50.0

52.0

57.0

50.0 54.0 86.

81.

48.0

51.2

N.E.

E.

0.30

10

7

17 | Sunday,

30.03 29.95

58.0

59.0

50.0 62.0 60.0

123.

80.

59.0

12.0

21.0

56.0

58.0

59.0 56.0

56.0 87.

82.

54.2

53.3

E.

N.E.

10

10

18

Monday,

30.03

30.00

55.0

61.0

50.0

61.0

60.0

117.

75.

61.0

14.0

57.0

55,0 61.0

53.0 58.0

87.

82.

51.1

55.4

N.W.

W.

0.03

4

6

10 Tuesday,

30.10

30.06 56.0

56.0

50.0

57.0

56.0

124.

79.

56.0

7.0

23.0

55.0

56.9 56.0 54.0 54.0

87.

87.

52.1

52.1 E.

E.

6

10

20 Wednesday,

30.15

30.08

55.0

56.0

50.0

57.0

56.0

112.

75.

55.0 7.0

20.0

53.0

55,0 56.0

21 Thursday,

30.15

30.08

55.0

57.0

49.0

57.0

55.0

105. 73.

54.0

19.0

53.0

22

Friday,

30.15

30.05

60.0 63.0

52.0

64.0

63.0 115. 78.

60.0

18.0

54.0

23 Saturday,

30.05

29.97 62.0

66.0

54.0

65.0 64.0

113.

76.

58.0

11.0 18.0

55.0

24

Sunday,

30.02

29.96

58.0

58.0

54.0 59.0

58.0

124. 82.

58.0

5.0 24.0

54,0 54.0 93. 55.0 57.0 53.0 55.0 87. 60.0 63.0 57.0 58.0 82. 62.0 66.0 59.0 63.0 82. 57.0 58.0 58.0 56.0 56.0 87.

87.

53.0

52.1

E.

N.E.

0.08

10

10

87.

51.1

53.2

N.E.

N.W.

10

8

72.

54.4 53.8

E.

E.

8

83.

56.4 60.6

E.

E.

0.02

87.

54.2 54.2

N.W.

N.W.

10

10

25

Monday,

30.12

30.02

51.0 51.0

45.0 52.0

51.0 105.

70.

51.0

7.0 19.0

53.0

50.0 50.0 49.0

49.0 93.

93.

47.9 47.9

N.W.

N.E.

0.53

10

10

26 Tuesday,

30.05

29.90

54.0

55.0

46.0

56.0

55.0

98.

69.

5%.0

10,0

17.0

50.0

54.0 55.0

51.0

53.0

SO.

87.

48.1

51.1

N.E.

E.

0.61

10

10

27

Wednesday,

29.83

29.76

59.0

63.0

50.0

64.0 62.0

95.

68.

55.0

14,0

13.0

52.0

59.0 63.0 57.0

62.0

88.

94.

55.2

61.2

N.E.

N.E.

10

10

28

Thursday,

29.95

29.91

63.0

65.0

57.0

66.0 65.0

93.

75.

61.0

9.0 14.0 55.0 63.0

65.0 59.0 63.0

77.

88.

55.6 61.4

N.E.

E.

0.28

...

Mean.

30.08 30.01 55.5 57.5 49.3 58.2 57.0

99.

71. 54.7

? 2

16.5 52.8 55.5 56.7 53.2 54.7 85.

82.

51.4 52.4

Summary of February, 1877:-Mean Shade Temp.,

.58.3

Total Rain fall,

1.60 inches. Rain fell on 11 days.

1876:-

>>

79

""

""

""

""

0.45

8

""

""

57

""

""

1875:-

""

>>

""

.61.5

0.58

5

""

""

""

""

1874:-

>>

""

""

""

.61.4

1.44

""

"}

>>

55

""

1873:-

>>

""

""

""

62.7

0.00

0

""

"7

""

""

1872:-

97

,,

""

""

.57.5

0.66

""

""

""

>>

""

:

2.69

PH. B. C. AYRES, Colonial Surgeon.

100

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Unclaimed Correspondence, 15th March, 1878.

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Mirza, A M. S. 1 regd.

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Robertson, R. 1 parcel Rosenthal, P. 1 Rosselet, J.

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2 1

Smith, Chas. Shingien Smith, L. J.

1

1

1

Shadforth, Jno. 1

1

1

Simani, F.

1

Bun Hang Hau 1 regd.

Fox, Mrs.

1

Busk & Co., C.J. 1

French, Hon. G. 1

1

Harvey, A. S. Harvey, Capt. 1

1

Macpherson, G.

Machado, Crus 1

Maher, J. M.

1

Gibson, Edward 1

Ing Gung

1

Campbell, W.

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Gardner, C. J. 2

McLelland, Jno. 1 Mayers, W. F. 1

Shuraffally, T. 1 Scott, Mrs. E. 1 Silva, A. B.

Thede, Heinrich 1

1

Slater, A. T.

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Crovat, P. L.

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Geldart, Rev. E. 1

Colliver, Capt. 1

Gilkison, W. P. 1

Collins, E. F.

Clark

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Hartye, W.

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Koon, W. K. Kennett, Mr.

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Thomas, F. F. 1 Tong Hing

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Tirofille, Monsr. 1 Thornton, T.

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Nicholls, J. T. B. Pelago, Jos?

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Stronach, W. G. 3 Seymour, Esq. 1 Sarda, Monsr. 1

Vidal, A.

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Wah Tan

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2 1 regd. Northampton 13

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Sophie

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General Post Office, Hongkong, 15th March, 1878.

THE

HONGKONG

9th

March.

GA

Sunday,

Saturday, 9 80.40 59.5

Noon 30.36 62.5 63.5 57.0 62.0 56.0 3 30.28 62.0,

9

30.27 61.0

1878.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

WINDS

THERMOMETER,

DAY AD

HOUR.

DATE.

BARO-

[METER│

0 TO 12.

WEA-

THER.

BARO-

METER

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct.

Force.

59.0, 54.0

C.

30.25 60.0|

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

CAPE D'?GUILAR,

HEIGHT 170 FEET.

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

0 To 12.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

in inches d ring previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

THERMOMETER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

THER.

In inches during previous 21 hours.

BARO-

METER

VICTORIA PEAK.

THERMOMETER.

Heton 1,823 FEET.

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

0 40 12.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet,; Direct. Force.

In inches

duri previous

21 hours.

59.5 55.0 ESE

g.

30.25 59.0

56.0 52.0 NE

4

O.C.

28.48 51.0

52.0 48.0' E

1

o.in.

*

62.0 56.0

:

:

:

30.25 61.0 63.0, 55.0 63.0 56.0 ESE 30.20 62.0

b.c.

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4

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0.00

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3

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10th

March.

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3

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Monday,

11th

March.

9 30.40 58.0

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58.0 56.0

C.

30.23 62.0

30.39 60.0 65.0 57,5 60.0 56.0j

3 30.35 60.5

:

60.0 57.0

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12th

March. 3

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30.39 61.0

61.0 60,0

Noon 30.38 64.0 65.0 59.0 64.0 60.0

30.31 66.0

:

66.0, 61.0

Wednesday,

13th

March.

9

30.37 60.5

60.0 56.0

Noon 30.38 63.0, 67,0 58.0 63.0 56,0

True wind cannot be registered.

Do.

b.c.

b.c.

30.22 64.0

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64.0 63.0 Calm

0

g.m.

:

30.10 60.0

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:

30.23 60.0

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4

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14th

March.

5

9 30.38 58.5 Noon 30.36 63,5 65.0 57.0′ 63.0, 58.5 30.31 66.0°

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b.c.

30.21 62.0

60.0 57.5 E

3

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57.0 52.0, NE

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28.47 53.0

:

b.c.

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30.20 65.0|

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30.24 61.0 63.0 55.0 60.0|| 54.0 NE 30.19 62.5

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0.00

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Friday, 9 30.39 61.0i 61.0 58.0 15th Noon 30.34 62.0 64.0, 59.0: 62.0 58.0; 3 30.26 63.5

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30.22 63.0.

61.5 59.0 E

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56.0 58.0 NE

5

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28.48 53 0

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30.21 64.0 67.5 58.0 63.0 60.0 E

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Figures

GOVERNMENT

GAZETTE,

16TH

MARCH.

1878.

161

Objects at a distance unusually visible; w. wet (dew). STATE OF WEATHER:-7, blue sky; c. clonds (detached); d. drizzling rain; f. foggy; g. gloomy; h. hail; 7. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o. overcast; p. passing showers; 4. squally; 7. rain; s. snow; 7. thunder; u, ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; e. visibility. NOTE:—A bar (--) under any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continu: ng rain, &c., &c.

Figures

to denote

the Force

of the

Wind.

Description of Wind.

Calm

W

Illustrations of the power of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned Man-of-War or First-class Clipper Ship.

Rate of the Wind

to denote

per Hour in Miles.

the Force

of the

Wind.

Light Air

Light Breeze

Gentle Breeze

4

Moderate Breeze.

Fresh Breeze Strong Breeze

9

Fresh Gale Strong Gale

10

11

Storm...

12

Whole Gale..

Hurricane...

Moderate Gale..

Just sufficient to give steerage way

With which the above Ship with all sail ( 1 to 2 knots set and clean full would go in smooth water.

In which she could just carry in chase, full and by

In which she could just bear Under Storm Staysail

Bare Poles..

3 to 4

5 to 6

Royals,

Single Reefs and T. G. Sails. Bonble Reefs and Jib, &c.

Triple Reefs, &c..

Close Reefs and Courses

reefed Main Topsail and reefed Foresail

0 to 2

3

10

11

15

16

20

21

25

26 30

31 36

37

4.1

45

52

53

60

61

69

10

70- 80

11

above 80

12

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102

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 16TH MARCH, 1878.

NOTICE.

HE next Criminal Sessions of the Supreme

 THE next will be held on Monday, the Eighteenth day of March, A.D. 1878, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in its Original Jurisdiction on Mondays and Thursdays.

UN

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

"IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

IN BANKRUPTCY.

N

OTICE.-JOHN ROBINSON WHITE, of Vic- toria, in the Colony of Hongkong, late Hotelkeeper, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the 11th day of March, 1878, is hereby required to surrender himself to the Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of his Creditors to be held before the said Re- gistrar, on the 28th day of March, 1878, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the said Court.

The said Hon. CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee.

  A Public Sitting will hereafter be appointed by the said Court for the said Bankrupt to pass his final examination, and to make application for his order of discharge, of which sitting notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Ga- zette.

will

and:

Ass.

At the first Meeting of Creditors the Registrar re the proofs of the debts of Creditors, Creditors may choose an Assignee or of the Bankrupt's Estate and Effects. is hereby also given to all persons in- debted to the said Bankrupt or that have any of his effects, not to deliver the same but to the said Registrar.

N

Supreme Court House,

16th day of March, 1878.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

NOTI

[OTICE,-NG-A-KIU, a Widow, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudica- tion of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the 1st March, 1878, is hereby required to surrender herself to the Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of her Creditors, to be held before the said Regis- trar, on the 1st April, 1878, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely, at the said Court.

The said Hon. CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee, and Messrs. STEPHENS & HOLMES are the Solicitors in the matter of the said Petition.

A Public Sitting will be appointed by the said Court for the said Bankrupt, to pass her final examination, of which sitting, notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

At the first meeting of Creditors, the Registrar will receive the proofs of the debts of Creditors, and the Creditors may choose an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's Estate and Effects.

All persons who have possession of any of the Effects of the said Bankrupt must deliver the same to the Official Assignee, and all debts due to the said Bankrupt must be paid to the said Official Assignee.

Hongkong, 16th March, 1878.

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No. 53.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 23RD MARCH, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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VOL. XXIV.

The following Extract from the decision of a Court of Enquiry held at the United States Consulate, as to the loss of the American Barque Forest Belle, Captain ALEX. NOYES, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd March, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

EXTRACT.

That the American Barque Forest Belle, while running through the Bashee Channel between Little Botel Tobago and Gad Rock, was lost on a danger not marked on the Charts, Lat. 21.51 N., Long. 121. 34. 25 E. Little Botel Tobago (centre) bearing N. 9° 45" E. by compass, distant 6 miles. Gad Rock bearing S. 15° 30′′ E. by compass, distant 71?2 miles.

No. 54.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd March, 1878.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 82.

CHINA SEA.

FOOCHOW DISTRICT.

Reef of Rocks to the Westward of Matsou Island.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

     Notice is hereby given that the dangerous reef of rocks on which the bark Benjamin Aymar recently struck has been surveyed by the Revenue Cruiser Ling Feng, Captain J. FARROW.

The following magnetic bearings are from the centre of the reef:---

"Sharp Peak"

"Sea Dog" Islet.

66

Eastern Square Rock”

.S. 7610 W.

?

.S. 56° E.

..N. 10° W.

     This reef, about three cables in length and two in width, extends in a north-easterly direction and has two pinnacle rocks, about two cables apart, with 10 feet of water on them at low water springs. These rocks have from three to eight fathoms of water between them.

By order of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

Engineer-in-Chief.

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS, ENGINEERS' OFFICE, SHANGHAI, 9th March, 1878.

104

THE

HONGKONG GOVERNMENT gazette, 23rd

1878.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

WINDS

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

AY AND

DATE.

HOUR.

BARO-

METER

0 TO 12.

WEA-

BARO-

0 TO 12.

THER.

METER

WEA-

THER.

aturday,

16th

March.

9

64.0 60.0 Noon 30.29 64.5 66.0 62.5 64.0 60.5 30.22 65.0

3

: ?

: ?:

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct.

30.33 | 64.0

Force.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

VICTORIA PEAK.

THERMOMETER.

HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

'METER

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

0 TO 12.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches

during previous 24 hours.

C.

30.18 64.0!

64.0 61.0 ESE

3

Co

b.c.

30.18 62.5

62.5 59.0 NE

2

28.45 55.0|

..

b.c.

65.0 61.0

b.

:

30.18 66.0 68.0 58.0 68.0 64.0 SE 30.14 67.0

3

b.c.

0.00

69.0 64.5 ESE

3

b.

30.19 64.0 64.0 56.0 64.0, 59.0 NE 30.11 64.0

4

0.00

64.0 60.5 NE

4

56.0 55.0 E 28.42 61.0 61.0 55.0 61.0 58.0 ESE 28.38 63.0

2

..

c.m.

..

1

C.V.

0.00

63.0 60.0 E

1

C.V.

Sunday,

17th

March.

9

30.34 61.0

61.0 59.0

C.

30.18 64.0

62.0 61.0 E

3

g.m.

30.20 62.5

58.0 56.0 E

6

o.c.

28.45 54.0

55.0 54.0 E

3

o.f.

Noon? 30.35 | 60.0 66.0 60.0 60.0 58.0

?

3

20.31 59.5

59.0 57.0

€.

?

30.20 63.0 70.0 58.0 61.0 59.0 E 30.20 63.0

3

g.m.

0.00

60.0 59.0 E

3

35

o.r.

30.21 63.0 66.5 57.0 59.0 57.0 E 30.19 62.0

6

O.C.

0.00

28.43 53.0 54.0 52.0 54.0] 53.0 E

4

o.f.

44

0.00

:

57.0 55.5 E

6

O.C.

28.40 52.0

53.0 53.0 E

4

o.f.

Monday,

18th

March.

9

30.33 60.0

60.0 58.0

b.c.

30.20 60.0

59.0: 54 0 E

4

b.c.

30.19 62.5

63.0 52.0 NE

6

b.c.

28.41 52.0!

52.0 47.0 E

3

co

o.m.

3

Noon 30.33 61.0 62.5 55.5 61.0 54.0 30.25 61.0

55:

:

:

Tuesday,

19th

March.

9

30.28 61.0

Noon 30.27 62.5, 64.0 57.5 62.0 56.5

3

30.22 64.0

::

61.0 55.0

61.0 53.5

64.0 59.0

Wednesday,

20th

March.

9

30.31 66.5

:

:

66.0 64.0

Noon 30.31 68.0 69.5 62.5 68.0 64,5

True wind cannot be registered.

Do.

C.

30.20 60.0 66.0 56,0 59.0 54.0 E

4

5

b.c.

0.00

30.18 60.0

59.0 54.0 E

4

b.c.

30.16 62.0]

??? :

30.19 : 62.0 62.5 54.0 60.0 53.0 NE

6 b.c.

0.00

60.0 53.0 NE

6

O.C.

28.37 53.0, 53.0 49.0 53.0 50.0 E 28.34 51.0

4

o.m.

0.00

52.0 49.0 E

5

o.m.

:

:

:

b.c.

b.c.

C.

30.15 66.0

c.

3

30.27 68.0

:

..

:

68.0 64.0

C.

:::

30.15 62.0

30.1564.0 67.0 53.0 65.0 64.0 E

30.15 64.0

62.0 56.0 E

4

b.c.

30.14 61.0|

65.0 64.0 E

3

?????

**

b.c.

0.00

b.c.

30.10 64.0

::

61.0] 55.5 NE

4

b.c.

28.38 57.0

5

30.14 62.0 €6,5| 56.0 62.0 57.0 NNE

b.c.

0.00

64.0 58.0 NE

4

O.C.

28.3356.0

:

::

:

58.0 55.0 SE

3

115

c.m.

28.38 56.0 56.0 50.0 56.0 53.0 ESE

4

c.m.

0.00

57.0 55.0 ESE

4

c.m.

:

:

:

67.0 64.0 Calm 30.15 68.0 69.0 60.0 69.0 66.0 Calm 30.1568.0

1

g.m.

30.17 65.0

63.0 62.0 NE

3

GO

O.C.

28.43 58.0

59.0 58.0 ESE

1

o.f.

1

g.m.

0.00

66,5 65.0 N

2 o.d.

30.15 66.0 67.5 C2.0 63.0 63.0 NE 30.10 67.0

???

3

O.C.

0.00

28.45 60.0 61.0 55.0 61.0 60.0 ESE

:??

:

:

1

o.f.

0.00

:

63.0 62.0 NE

4

O.C.

28.40 58.0|

59.0 58.0 NNW

2

o.f.

??

:

Thursday,

21st

March.

9

30.35 61.0 61.0 59.0 Noon 30.39 61,5 65.5 60,0] 61.0 60.0] 30.31 61.0

3

:

..

C

30.18 64.0

C.

61.0 60.0

C.

:

62.0 61.0 E 30.24 64.0 69.0 57.0 61.5 61.0 NE 30.20 64.0

3

g.m.

30.18 64.0

60.0 59.0 NE

5

O.C.

1

o.r.

0.15

61.5 60.0 EbN

Co

3

g.

30.19 64.0 66.0 60.0 60.0 59.5 NE 30.15 65.0

6

Co

o.m.

61.0 59.0 NNE

6

o.m.

Friday,

22nd

March.

3

30.41 60.0 60.0] 56.0]

9 Noon 30.39 | 63.0 64.0 57.0 63.0 58.0 30.33 64.0

€.

30.26 62.0

b.c.

:

64.0 59.0

b.c.

::

..

60.01 58.01 ENE 30.26 | 64.0 64.5 55.0 64.0 59.0 E 66.5 60.0 ESE

30.25 65.0|

3

g.

:

:

M

30.26 64.0]

3

b.c.

0.10

4

b.c.

..

61.0 56.0 NE 30.24 64.0 67.0 64.0 58.5 56.0 NE 59.0 56.0 NE

30.20 64.0

5

C.

:

::

:

28.43 55.0

56.0 55.0 E

3

Co

o.f.

0.11

28.41 54.0

::

:

28.45 54.0 54,0 53.0 54.0 54.0 E

4

o.p.s.

0.00

54.0 54.0 NE

3

o.f.r.

28.45 51.0]

52.0 52.0 E

?

o.p.f.

4

b.c.

0.06

4

b.c.

..

28.48 56.0 56.0) 51.0; 56.0 54.0 ESE 28.42 55.0 55.0 51.0 ESE

2

b.c.m.

0.20

2

..

:

..

b.p.c.

26

45

53

61

2||||||||

20

30

36

44

52

60

9

69

70 80

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above 80

Figures

to denote

Mlustrations of the power of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned Man-of-War or First-class Clipper Ship.

Rate of the Wind

per Hour in Miles.

the Foree

of the

Wind!

STATE OF WEATHER:-6. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain; f. foggy; g. gloomy; h. hail; 7. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o. overcast; p. passing showers; q. squally; r. rain; s. snow t. thunder; u. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility. Objects at a distance unusually visible; w. wet (dew). NOTE :—A bar (—) under any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

Figures

to denote

the Force

of the

Wind.

Description of Wind.

012346ON-GOI2

Calm

Light Air Light Breeze

Gentle Breeze Moderate Breeze.

Fresh Breeze

Strong Breeze

Moderate Gale..

Fresh Gale..

Strong Gale

11

Whole Gale..

Storm..

Hurricane....

Just sufficient to give steerage way.

With which the above Ship with all sail ( 1 to 2 knots. set and clean full would go in smooth 3 to 4 (5 to 6

water.

Royals, &c..

In which she could just carry in chase, Single Reefs and T. G. Sails.. full and by

Double Reefs and Jib, &c. Triple Reefs, &c..

Close Reefs and Courses

In which she could just bear close-reefed Main Topsail and reefed Foresail Under Storm Staysail

Bare Poles..

MARCH,

1878.

No. 49.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

105

Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon on Saturday, the 30th March, 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.

530 Suits Drabette for Europeans and Indians.

70 Rattan Helmets with 2 Covers and 1 Blue Puggary each.

580 Suits Drabette, for Chinese.

170 Conical Bamboo Hats, for Chinese.

540 Pairs of Shoes, for Chinese.

340 Pairs of Stockings, for Chinese.

176 Puggaries.

340 Pairs of Garters, for Chinese.

The Contractor will be supplied with the undermentioned Articles only, from the Police Stores; ll other Materials to be supplied at his own cost, and included in the prices tendered:-

White Duck.

Drabette.

Uniform Buttons.

Trowser Buttons.

Turkey Red.

Hooks and Eyes.

Scarlet Cloth for Stripes of Troopers' Trowsers.

-inch White Braid for Inspectors' Jackets.

No Tender will be received, unless the Person tendering shall produce a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $100, as a pledge of the bona fides of his offer, which sum shall be forfeited to the Crown, if such Person shall refuse to carry out his Tender.

Forms of Tender, Samples of Uniform, and any further information, can be obtained on applica- tion 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, 16th March, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adwands & Co. 5 Asplans, E. H. 1 Alibhay, A.

1

1 regd.

Duchesne, M. Dantra, K. R. 1 Davidge, Mrs. L. 1 Davieson, W.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 22nd March, 1878.

Letters. Papers.

1

Hampton, Wm. 1 Holam, E. Holler, Frederico 1

Letters. Papers.

Lie, Mandarin 1 regd.

Lim Yun Yutsy? 1

Latham, L. H.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pprs.

Osgood, J. P.

Smith, Chas. Smith, L. J.

1

1

Pelago, Jos?

1

1

Harris, Capt.

Shadforth, Jno. 1

Paulsen, H.

1

Barnby, Alfred 1

Barnes & Co., 1

Busk & Co., C.J. 1

Hen Quang Yung 1

Smith, Heer

1

Bun Hang Hau 1 regd.

Blankenger, J. 1

Evans, E.

Fox, Mrs. French, Hon. G. 1 Flamankotesey 1

Moreland, L.

1

1

Hawkins, Capt. 1

Pembroke, F.

1

Simani, F.

1

Mann, Henry

2

Price, Mrs. G. 1

Harvey, A. S.

Scott, F.

1

1

McEnary, J.

1

1

Harvey, Capt. 1

Mirza, A. M. S. 1 regd.

1

Hancock, W. 1 Honsego

Mills, Chas. F. 2

Robertson, R. Rosenthal, P.

1 parcel

Thede, Heinrich 1

1

Campbell, W. 4

Colliver, Capt. 1

Collins, E. F.

8

Gardner, C. J. 2 Geldart, Rev. E. 1 Gilkison, W. P. 1

Ing Gung

Joyner, R. B.

1

Clark

1

Croad, A.

1

Clark, Miss M. 1

Hartye, W.

Graves, Miss A. 1

1

Koon, W. K. Kennett, Mr.

1 regd. 1 regd.

Mansau, Thos. 1

1

Macpherson, G. Machado, Crus 1 Maher, J. M. McLelland, Jno. 1 Mayers, W. F. 1

Nicholls, J. T. B.

5

Shuraffally, T. 1 Scott, Mrs. E. 1 Silva, A. B.

Thomas, F. F. 1 Tong Hing

2

1

Tirofille, Monsr. 1 Thornton, T.

2

Slater, A. T. Spence, A. S. Stronach, W. G. 3 Seymour, Esq. 1 Sarda, Monsr. 1

1

1

Vidal, A.

1

Wah Tan

1 regd.

1 regd.

Winsor, Miss A. 2

Watters, T.

1

Audacious,............5 Letters.

For H. M. Ships.

1 Paper.

Victor Emanuel,............1. Letter.

No. 49.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

105

Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office, until Noon on Saturday, the 30th March, 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.

530 Suits Drabette for Europeans and Indians.

70 Rattan Helmets with 2 Covers and 1 Blue Puggary each.

580 Suits Drabette, for Chinese.

170 Conical Bamboo Hats, for Chinese.

540 Pairs of Shoes, for Chinese.

340 Pairs of Stockings, for Chinese.

176 Puggaries.

340 Pairs of Garters, for Chinese.

The Contractor will be supplied with the undermentioned Articles only, from the Police Stores; ll other Materials to be supplied at his own cost, and included in the prices tendered:-

White Duck.

Drabette.

Uniform Buttons.

Trowser Buttons.

Turkey Red.

Hooks and Eyes.

Scarlet Cloth for Stripes of Troopers' Trowsers.

-inch White Braid for Inspectors' Jackets.

No Tender will be received, unless the Person tendering shall produce a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $100, as a pledge of the bona fides of his offer, which sum shall be forfeited to the Crown, if such Person shall refuse to carry out his Tender.

Forms of Tender, Samples of Uniform, and any further information, can be obtained on applica- tion 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, 16th March, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Adwands & Co. 5 Asplans, E. H. 1 Alibhay, A.

1

1 regd.

Duchesne, M. Dantra, K. R. 1 Davidge, Mrs. L. 1 Davieson, W.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 22nd March, 1878.

Letters. Papers.

1

Hampton, Wm. 1 Holam, E. Holler, Frederico 1

Letters. Papers.

Lie, Mandarin 1 regd.

Lim Yun Yutsy? 1

Latham, L. H.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pprs.

Osgood, J. P.

Smith, Chas. Smith, L. J.

1

1

Pelago, Jos?

1

1

Harris, Capt.

Shadforth, Jno. 1

Paulsen, H.

1

Barnby, Alfred 1

Barnes & Co., 1

Busk & Co., C.J. 1

Hen Quang Yung 1

Smith, Heer

1

Bun Hang Hau 1 regd.

Blankenger, J. 1

Evans, E.

Fox, Mrs. French, Hon. G. 1 Flamankotesey 1

Moreland, L.

1

1

Hawkins, Capt. 1

Pembroke, F.

1

Simani, F.

1

Mann, Henry

2

Price, Mrs. G. 1

Harvey, A. S.

Scott, F.

1

1

McEnary, J.

1

1

Harvey, Capt. 1

Mirza, A. M. S. 1 regd.

1

Hancock, W. 1 Honsego

Mills, Chas. F. 2

Robertson, R. Rosenthal, P.

1 parcel

Thede, Heinrich 1

1

Campbell, W. 4

Colliver, Capt. 1

Collins, E. F.

8

Gardner, C. J. 2 Geldart, Rev. E. 1 Gilkison, W. P. 1

Ing Gung

Joyner, R. B.

1

Clark

1

Croad, A.

1

Clark, Miss M. 1

Hartye, W.

Graves, Miss A. 1

1

Koon, W. K. Kennett, Mr.

1 regd. 1 regd.

Mansau, Thos. 1

1

Macpherson, G. Machado, Crus 1 Maher, J. M. McLelland, Jno. 1 Mayers, W. F. 1

Nicholls, J. T. B.

5

Shuraffally, T. 1 Scott, Mrs. E. 1 Silva, A. B.

Thomas, F. F. 1 Tong Hing

2

1

Tirofille, Monsr. 1 Thornton, T.

2

Slater, A. T. Spence, A. S. Stronach, W. G. 3 Seymour, Esq. 1 Sarda, Monsr. 1

1

1

Vidal, A.

1

Wah Tan

1 regd.

1 regd.

Winsor, Miss A. 2

Watters, T.

1

Audacious,............5 Letters.

For H. M. Ships.

1 Paper.

Victor Emanuel,............1. Letter.

106

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 23RD MARCH, 1878.

For Merchant Ships.

Anazi

Aberney

Annie Lorway 1

Letters. Papers.

1 regd.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pprs.

Benefactor

2

Elizabeth Ostel 2 Empreza Explorador

Eastern Isles, s.s. 1 Elizabeth Chills 1

Hosea, s.s.

Ling Feng

1

Harbinger Hawkesbury

Riga, s.s. Roderick Hay 1

The Murray Twilight

1

1

1

Maggie Douglas 1

Tail Long

1

Henry S. Sanford 1 Hopeful

Messenger 1

Tai Watts

2

Merse 1 regd. 2

1

Sarah Nicholson 1

Taunton

11

2

Benarty, s.s.

3

Henrik Hsen 1

Mars

1

Star of the North 1

Thingvalla, s.s. 1

Batavia

1 regd.

Firth of Tay 7

4

Flodden

1

James Shepherd 2

Mikado

St. Elmo

4

3

Madeline

2

Jessie Jameson 1

Sophia

5

Chili

2

1

Fitzpatrick, s.s. I

Moray, s.s.

1

Sophie

6

Undaunted

1

City of Aberdeen

Florence Bailey 1

Loweswater

1

2

Marion

1

Staghound

3

Carnatic

1

Leon Crespo

2

S. R. Mead

1

G. Caulfield

2

Largs

1

Strathmore

16

Devana

Dago, s.s.

1 1

George Crashaw 5 Garmouth

2.

Ladoren

Lombardian

2 1 regd.

Oneida

Store Dealer

1

Victoria Victory

1

1

1

Emily Chaplin 2

H. Armitage 1

L. R. Burnham 1 Lady Penrhyn 1

Peruvian Paracca

1

Sir Harry Parkes 4 Syringe Strathairly, s.s. 1

1

Yentai, s.s.

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General Post Office, Hongkong, 22nd March, 1878.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

UN

"NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in its Summary Jurisdiction, on every Tues- day, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By O-der,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

Movilags and

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

NTIL further notice, the Court will sit in

Thursdays.

By Order,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

In the Goods of WILLIAM DUNPHY, Boiler-

??

""

""

maker, deceased.

WILLIAM SHANNON, Master,

Mariner, deceased. TAM-A-CHAI, Passenger from

Penang per S. S. “Nestor,” deceased.

OTICE is hereby given to the next of Kin,

NOTIC

is given to to produce any

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C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

NOT

【OTICE,—NG-A-KIU, a Widow, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudica- tion of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the 1st March, 1878, is hereby required to surrender herself to the Honourable CARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, Registrar of the sand Court, at the first Meeting of her Creditors, to be held before the said Regis trar, on the 1st April, 1878, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely, at the said Court.

The said Hon, CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee, and Messrs. STEPHENS & HOLMES are the Solicitors in the matter of the said Petition.

A Public Sitting will be appointed by the said Court for the said Bankrupt, to pass her final examination, of which sitting, notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

At the first meeting of Creditors, the Registrar will receive the proofs of the debts of Creditors, and the Creditors may choose an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's Estate and Effects.

All persons who have possession of any of the Effects of the said Bankrupt must deliver the same to the Official Assignee, and all debts due to the said Bankrupt must be paid to the said Official Assignee.

Hongkong, 16th March, 1878.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

NOTICE, JOHN ROBINSON WHITE, of Vie

toria, in the Colony of Hongkong, late Hotelkeeper, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the 11th day of March, 1878, is hereby required to surrender himself to the Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of his Creditors to be held before the said Re- gistrar, on the 28th day of March, 1878, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the said Court.

The said Hon. CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee.

A Public Sitting will hereafter be appointed by the said Court for the said Bankrupt to pass his final examination, and to make application for his order of discharge, of which sitting notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Ga- zette.

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

Notice is hereby also given to all persons in- debted to the said Bankrupt or that have any of his effects, not to deliver the same but to the said | Registrar.

Supreme Court House,

16th day of March, 1878.

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

NOT

【OTICE,—NG-A-KIU, a Widow, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudica- tion of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the 1st March, 1878, is hereby required to surrender herself to the Honourable CARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, Registrar of the sand Court, at the first Meeting of her Creditors, to be held before the said Regis trar, on the 1st April, 1878, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely, at the said Court.

The said Hon, CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee, and Messrs. STEPHENS & HOLMES are the Solicitors in the matter of the said Petition.

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At the first meeting of Creditors, the Registrar will receive the proofs of the debts of Creditors, and the Creditors may choose an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's Estate and Effects.

All persons who have possession of any of the Effects of the said Bankrupt must deliver the same to the Official Assignee, and all debts due to the said Bankrupt must be paid to the said Official Assignee.

Hongkong, 16th March, 1878.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

NOTICE, JOHN ROBINSON WHITE, of Vie

toria, in the Colony of Hongkong, late Hotelkeeper, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the 11th day of March, 1878, is hereby required to surrender himself to the Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first Meeting of his Creditors to be held before the said Re- gistrar, on the 28th day of March, 1878, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the said Court.

The said Hon. CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee.

A Public Sitting will hereafter be appointed by the said Court for the said Bankrupt to pass his final examination, and to make application for his order of discharge, of which sitting notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Ga- zette.

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

Notice is hereby also given to all persons in- debted to the said Bankrupt or that have any of his effects, not to deliver the same but to the said | Registrar.

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16th day of March, 1878.

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No. 55.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH MARCH, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. XXIV.

His Excellency Governor POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., has received a Despatch dated Downing Street, 4th February, 1878, in which he is informed that Her Majesty The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to entrust the Seals of the Colonial Department to the Right Honourable SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH, Bart., M.P.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th March, 1878.

No. 56.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.

The following documents are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th March, 1878.

[No. 40.]

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, HONGKONG, 28th March, 1878.

     SIR, I have the honour to submit for the approval of His Excellency the Governor, certain recommendations with a view to filling up the vacancy caused by the resignation of the Master of the School at Wong-nai-ch'ung, in such a way as to conform with the desire of His Excellency the Governor, and also with the wishes of the community at Wong-nai-ch'ung to have English included among the subjects taught at the School in question.

1. SALARY.-To obtain a teacher qualified to teach the rudiments of both the English and Chinese languages, I consider it imperative to double the salary, ten dollars per month, at present connected with the post, and I may state that the Acting Head Master of the Government Central School, whom I consulted on the subject, is of the same opinion. As I find from Petition No. 103, presented to the Honourable the Colonial Secretary by the community of Wong-nai-ch'ung, on 25th March, that the community are prepared to contribute five dollars per month towards the salary of the teacher, I beg to recommend that the salary connected with the vacant post be fixed at twenty dollars per month, viz., fifteen dollars from the Colonial Treasury and five dollars from the community, with free quarters. There would thus be an increase of five dollars per month not provided by the Estimates.

      2. MODE OF SELECTING A MASTER.-As to the mode of selecting a competent teacher qualified to teach the rudiments of both the English and Chinese languages, as required by the character of the School, which should be an Elementary Anglo-Chinese School corresponding to the Preparatory Classes of the Government Central School, I beg to recommend that Competitive Examinations be resorted to. I have therefore drawn up and append hereto draft of a Government Notification to be published in the Government Gazette as early as possible, so as to allow of the School at Wong-nai-ch'ung being re-opened

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No. 13.

No. 55.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 30TH MARCH, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. XXIV.

His Excellency Governor POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., has received a Despatch dated Downing Street, 4th February, 1878, in which he is informed that Her Majesty The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to entrust the Seals of the Colonial Department to the Right Honourable SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH, Bart., M.P.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th March, 1878.

No. 56.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.

The following documents are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th March, 1878.

[No. 40.]

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, HONGKONG, 28th March, 1878.

     SIR, I have the honour to submit for the approval of His Excellency the Governor, certain recommendations with a view to filling up the vacancy caused by the resignation of the Master of the School at Wong-nai-ch'ung, in such a way as to conform with the desire of His Excellency the Governor, and also with the wishes of the community at Wong-nai-ch'ung to have English included among the subjects taught at the School in question.

1. SALARY.-To obtain a teacher qualified to teach the rudiments of both the English and Chinese languages, I consider it imperative to double the salary, ten dollars per month, at present connected with the post, and I may state that the Acting Head Master of the Government Central School, whom I consulted on the subject, is of the same opinion. As I find from Petition No. 103, presented to the Honourable the Colonial Secretary by the community of Wong-nai-ch'ung, on 25th March, that the community are prepared to contribute five dollars per month towards the salary of the teacher, I beg to recommend that the salary connected with the vacant post be fixed at twenty dollars per month, viz., fifteen dollars from the Colonial Treasury and five dollars from the community, with free quarters. There would thus be an increase of five dollars per month not provided by the Estimates.

      2. MODE OF SELECTING A MASTER.-As to the mode of selecting a competent teacher qualified to teach the rudiments of both the English and Chinese languages, as required by the character of the School, which should be an Elementary Anglo-Chinese School corresponding to the Preparatory Classes of the Government Central School, I beg to recommend that Competitive Examinations be resorted to. I have therefore drawn up and append hereto draft of a Government Notification to be published in the Government Gazette as early as possible, so as to allow of the School at Wong-nai-ch'ung being re-opened

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by the new Master on 16th April, that being the day when all the Schools will be re-opened after the approaching holidays. I further append draft of a Schedule stating in detail the subjects of the proposed Competitive Examination, which might be published in the Government Gazette as an Appendix to the foregoing Notification.

   With regard to the list of subjects which I selected for the proposed Competitive Examination, I beg to point out that I have chosen those books and subjects only which are taught in the Prepara- tory Class, and the Lower School of the Government Central School. But I have further to point out, that I intentionally omitted the subject of Arithmetic, as I am decidedly of opinion that an Elementary School embracing both the Chinese and English languages would be overburdened with subjects, and consequently unable to attain to efficiency in either of the two languages if time were curtailed by including also the subject of Arithmetic. I may add the further consideration, that among the Chinese people, who are as good at Arithmetic as any foreign nation, Arithmetic is not taught in the Schools, and that the national arithmetical instrument, the Abacus, daily used in every house of business in the Colony, and even in the foreign Banks, is not likely to be ever superseded by the European system of teaching Arithmetic. For these reasons, I propose to reserve the teaching of European Arithmetic for the Central School, and to exclude it from the Elementary Schools, outside the Central School, which may be established in future.

I have the honour to be,.

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

E. J. EITEL,

Acting Inspector of Schools.

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.,

&c.,

Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

&c.

Minute by His Excellency The Governor.

Inform Dr. EITEL that I entirely approve of the recommendations contained in his letter of yesterday's date. The interest evinced by the villagers of Wong-nai-ch'ung in the teaching of English, and in the improvement of the Village School is most satisfactory.

No. 57.

J. POPE HENNESSY,

29th March, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

A Competitive Examination for the Mastership of the Anglo-Chinese Elementary School at Wong-nai-ch'ung, will be held at 2 P.M. on Tuesday, the 2nd April, at the Government Central School.

The salary of the post will be Fifteen Dollars a month, from the Colonial Treasury, and free quarters, and further Five Dollars a month from the community of Wong-nai-ch'ung.

Candidates should send in their names, with any Certificates or Testimonials they may possess, to the Acting Inspector of Schools, before Noon on the 2nd of April.

The limits of age for this appointment are 18 to 50 years.

The Examiners will be appointed by the Governor.

The subjects of the examination are detailed in the subjoined Schedule.

The Examiners will lay before the Governor the names of those Candidates who pass to their satisfaction in all the subjects mentioned in the subjoined Schedule. From the number of successful Candidates, thus reported, the Governor will select the person to be appointed for the present vacancy, but certificates of competency will be issued to the others exempting the holder, if competing for any future similar vacancy, from examination in the subjects mentioned under Articles I and II of the subjoined Schedule.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th March, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

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by the new Master on 16th April, that being the day when all the Schools will be re-opened after the approaching holidays. I further append draft of a Schedule stating in detail the subjects of the proposed Competitive Examination, which might be published in the Government Gazette as an Appendix to the foregoing Notification.

   With regard to the list of subjects which I selected for the proposed Competitive Examination, I beg to point out that I have chosen those books and subjects only which are taught in the Prepara- tory Class, and the Lower School of the Government Central School. But I have further to point out, that I intentionally omitted the subject of Arithmetic, as I am decidedly of opinion that an Elementary School embracing both the Chinese and English languages would be overburdened with subjects, and consequently unable to attain to efficiency in either of the two languages if time were curtailed by including also the subject of Arithmetic. I may add the further consideration, that among the Chinese people, who are as good at Arithmetic as any foreign nation, Arithmetic is not taught in the Schools, and that the national arithmetical instrument, the Abacus, daily used in every house of business in the Colony, and even in the foreign Banks, is not likely to be ever superseded by the European system of teaching Arithmetic. For these reasons, I propose to reserve the teaching of European Arithmetic for the Central School, and to exclude it from the Elementary Schools, outside the Central School, which may be established in future.

I have the honour to be,.

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

E. J. EITEL,

Acting Inspector of Schools.

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.,

&c.,

Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

&c.

Minute by His Excellency The Governor.

Inform Dr. EITEL that I entirely approve of the recommendations contained in his letter of yesterday's date. The interest evinced by the villagers of Wong-nai-ch'ung in the teaching of English, and in the improvement of the Village School is most satisfactory.

No. 57.

J. POPE HENNESSY,

29th March, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

A Competitive Examination for the Mastership of the Anglo-Chinese Elementary School at Wong-nai-ch'ung, will be held at 2 P.M. on Tuesday, the 2nd April, at the Government Central School.

The salary of the post will be Fifteen Dollars a month, from the Colonial Treasury, and free quarters, and further Five Dollars a month from the community of Wong-nai-ch'ung.

Candidates should send in their names, with any Certificates or Testimonials they may possess, to the Acting Inspector of Schools, before Noon on the 2nd of April.

The limits of age for this appointment are 18 to 50 years.

The Examiners will be appointed by the Governor.

The subjects of the examination are detailed in the subjoined Schedule.

The Examiners will lay before the Governor the names of those Candidates who pass to their satisfaction in all the subjects mentioned in the subjoined Schedule. From the number of successful Candidates, thus reported, the Governor will select the person to be appointed for the present vacancy, but certificates of competency will be issued to the others exempting the holder, if competing for any future similar vacancy, from examination in the subjects mentioned under Articles I and II of the subjoined Schedule.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th March, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MARCH, 1878.

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION

For Candidates applying for the Mastership of an Anglo-Chinese Elementary School.

I. ENGLISH.

109

1. Reading, a passage in the Second Reading Book of the Irish National School-book

Society.

2. Writing, from dictation, a passage from the First Reading Book of the Irish National

School-book Society.

3. Grammar,-analysis and parsing of a sentence chosen by the examiners.

4. Geography,-outlines of Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, and America.

II. CHINESE.

1. Reading, a short passage in each of the Four Books.

2. Writing,-from memory a passage from the Ts'in-tsz-man.

3. Explanation,-(a.), in writing (Chinese characters) of a passage from the Sam-tsz-king;

(b.), orally (in Cantonese Colloquial) of a chapter in the Second Reading

Book of the Government School-book Committee.

4. Composition, three antithetical sentences () of seven characters each.

5. Geography, outlines of the eighteen Provinces of China.

III. PRACTICAL TEACHING.

Candidates having satisfactorily passed in the above subjects, both English and Chinese,

will further be required to give, in the presence of the examiners, to a class of boys,-

1. An English Reading Lesson, with oral and written explanations (in Chinese). 2. An English Dictation Lesson including correction of the boys' exercises.

No. 58.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies has been pleased to extend the leave of absence of the Revd. R. HAYWARD KIDD, Colonial Chaplain, for four months, commencing on the 8th July next, on the ground of urgent private affairs.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th March, 1878.

No. 59.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

     The following Annual Report for 1877, received from the Postmaster General, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th March, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GENERAL POST OFFICE, HONGKONG, 28th March, 1878.

SIR,-I have the honour to report on the British Postal Service in China and Japan during 1877. 2. On April 1st this Colony entered the General Postal Union, and although its Agencies in China and Japan did not at first share the entire benefits of that entry, the differences of detail applied to them were gradually modified until they ceased to exist. Japan entered the Union independently on June 1st, and meanwhile the foreign settlements on the Coast of China had been completely assimilated to Union countries. The International Bureau has been asked to notify, and has notified all Union Offices, that correspondence for or from any part of China, to which there is communication, is to be treated exactly as if it were for or from Hongkong, except that to places where there are no Post Offices prepayment is compulsory, and Registration does not extend beyond the nearest British Office.

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SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION

For Candidates applying for the Mastership of an Anglo-Chinese Elementary School.

I. ENGLISH.

109

1. Reading, a passage in the Second Reading Book of the Irish National School-book

Society.

2. Writing, from dictation, a passage from the First Reading Book of the Irish National

School-book Society.

3. Grammar,-analysis and parsing of a sentence chosen by the examiners.

4. Geography,-outlines of Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, and America.

II. CHINESE.

1. Reading, a short passage in each of the Four Books.

2. Writing,-from memory a passage from the Ts'in-tsz-man.

3. Explanation,-(a.), in writing (Chinese characters) of a passage from the Sam-tsz-king;

(b.), orally (in Cantonese Colloquial) of a chapter in the Second Reading

Book of the Government School-book Committee.

4. Composition, three antithetical sentences () of seven characters each.

5. Geography, outlines of the eighteen Provinces of China.

III. PRACTICAL TEACHING.

Candidates having satisfactorily passed in the above subjects, both English and Chinese,

will further be required to give, in the presence of the examiners, to a class of boys,-

1. An English Reading Lesson, with oral and written explanations (in Chinese). 2. An English Dictation Lesson including correction of the boys' exercises.

No. 58.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies has been pleased to extend the leave of absence of the Revd. R. HAYWARD KIDD, Colonial Chaplain, for four months, commencing on the 8th July next, on the ground of urgent private affairs.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th March, 1878.

No. 59.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

     The following Annual Report for 1877, received from the Postmaster General, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th March, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GENERAL POST OFFICE, HONGKONG, 28th March, 1878.

SIR,-I have the honour to report on the British Postal Service in China and Japan during 1877. 2. On April 1st this Colony entered the General Postal Union, and although its Agencies in China and Japan did not at first share the entire benefits of that entry, the differences of detail applied to them were gradually modified until they ceased to exist. Japan entered the Union independently on June 1st, and meanwhile the foreign settlements on the Coast of China had been completely assimilated to Union countries. The International Bureau has been asked to notify, and has notified all Union Offices, that correspondence for or from any part of China, to which there is communication, is to be treated exactly as if it were for or from Hongkong, except that to places where there are no Post Offices prepayment is compulsory, and Registration does not extend beyond the nearest British Office.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MARCH, 1878.

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION

For Candidates applying for the Mastership of an Anglo-Chinese Elementary School.

I. ENGLISH.

109

1. Reading, a passage in the Second Reading Book of the Irish National School-book

Society.

2. Writing, from dictation, a passage from the First Reading Book of the Irish National

School-book Society.

3. Grammar,-analysis and parsing of a sentence chosen by the examiners.

4. Geography,-outlines of Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, and America.

II. CHINESE.

1. Reading, a short passage in each of the Four Books.

2. Writing,-from memory a passage from the Ts'in-tsz-man.

3. Explanation,-(a.), in writing (Chinese characters) of a passage from the Sam-tsz-king;

(b.), orally (in Cantonese Colloquial) of a chapter in the Second Reading

Book of the Government School-book Committee.

4. Composition, three antithetical sentences () of seven characters each.

5. Geography, outlines of the eighteen Provinces of China.

III. PRACTICAL TEACHING.

Candidates having satisfactorily passed in the above subjects, both English and Chinese,

will further be required to give, in the presence of the examiners, to a class of boys,-

1. An English Reading Lesson, with oral and written explanations (in Chinese). 2. An English Dictation Lesson including correction of the boys' exercises.

No. 58.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies has been pleased to extend the leave of absence of the Revd. R. HAYWARD KIDD, Colonial Chaplain, for four months, commencing on the 8th July next, on the ground of urgent private affairs.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th March, 1878.

No. 59.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

     The following Annual Report for 1877, received from the Postmaster General, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th March, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

GENERAL POST OFFICE, HONGKONG, 28th March, 1878.

SIR,-I have the honour to report on the British Postal Service in China and Japan during 1877. 2. On April 1st this Colony entered the General Postal Union, and although its Agencies in China and Japan did not at first share the entire benefits of that entry, the differences of detail applied to them were gradually modified until they ceased to exist. Japan entered the Union independently on June 1st, and meanwhile the foreign settlements on the Coast of China had been completely assimilated to Union countries. The International Bureau has been asked to notify, and has notified all Union Offices, that correspondence for or from any part of China, to which there is communication, is to be treated exactly as if it were for or from Hongkong, except that to places where there are no Post Offices prepayment is compulsory, and Registration does not extend beyond the nearest British Office.

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3. It had been settled that the Union arrangements should commence on April 1st, but up to little more than a fortnight before that time this Department was in absolute ignorance of any Detailed instructions details whatever. Not even the rates of Postage to be charged were known.

from the London Office arrived on the evening of March 12th. It may be imagined that the task of re-organising almost every detail of the service in so short a time was not light, and indeed the amount of work imposed on the Department has been such as to tax all its resources for the remainder of the For although the Union arrangements seemed to work at once smoothly and effectively, as far as the public were concerned, yet as far as concerns International organisation many points are even yet far from being decided.

year.

4. The great advance effected by the Treaty of Berne may be said to be this;-that whereas before that Treaty the transmission of correspondence was practically subordinated to the keeping of accounts, the keeping of accounts is now subordinated to the real business of the Postal service, transmission. This Department, for example, would not have ventured to send the Postmaster at San Francisco a single letter for Canada, without first enquiring whether he could arrange to receive and forward it. The Office of the United States would probably have replied (as would any other Office) How do you propose to bring such correspondence to account? and the absence of any special arrangement for this purpose, or the fact that the few, but possibly important letters to be forwarded were not numerous enough to justify a complicated and perhaps expensive system of accounts, was everywhere regarded as a conclusive reason why such letters should not be sent.

5. Now, however, every Union Office is bound to forward as a matter of course all Union corres- pondence received by it, whether in closed Mails or ? d?couvert, by the best route open, leaving questions of account for subsequent consideration. In other words, the principle of the service has become, Transmission first, questions as to payment afterwards.

6. The weak point of the old system was that the development of new and speedier routes for correspondence was checked by incessant difficulties presented in the complicated system of paying sea-conveyance on each letter. The weak point of the new seems to be that a good deal of sea-convey- ance will probably never be paid for at all, which, however, inflicts no inconvenience on the public. The great marine services of England and France, and the Railway systems of the old and new con- tinents cannot, of course, be availed of by all comers without any attempt at payment, and therefore Periods of Statistics have been devised, during which a careful account is kept of the weight of cor- respondence forwarded, and from these observations it is thought that an approximation may be obtained to the sums due for the entire year.

   7. The selection of these periods, and the fixing of their duration has given rise to voluminous correspondence. The Berne Congress originally selected a week in August and a week in December. However well these periods might answer in Europe, where there are several departures by Railway each day, they were obviously useless in determining anything as to sea-transit effected only at fort- nightly intervals. The month of June was then agreed on, but the observations taken during that period with much care and labour were cancelled, fortunately for this Colony, for, June being in the height of the Tea and Silk season, the results must have been greatly exaggerated. Finally, statistics were taken during the first 28 days of December. It is proposed that in future the statistical periods be May and November, which, except by limiting them to 28 days each, are perhaps not susceptible of improvement.

   8. It is greatly to be hoped that a few years' experience will lead to what must be regarded as the only satisfactory solution of the question, viz., that each Union Country shall pay a commuted annual sum to a common fund for reimbursing the Governments which provide transit, this payment ensuring liberty to forward all the correspondence there may be to send, anywhere within the Union, by any route, and thus almost realising the popular idea, that there is nothing to do with letters but to put them into bags and send them off.

9. The Period of Statistics for 1877 having been fixed so late as December, it is not possible to speak with any certainty of the financial result of the year. With one exception, all claims of the London Office have been paid to date, but as regards other countries, this Department has been receiving the entire Postage on correspondence despatched since April 1st, and paying nothing for contract convey- The balance ance, nor is it yet known what there will be to pay to France, Italy, &c., on this account. at the end of the year, after paying working expenses and all claims which have been received, is $37,919.39, but out of this there is the Crown Agents' account to settle, sea and other conveyance by foreign countries to be paid for*, and nine months' proportion of the annual sum of ?3,150 due to the London Office to be provided. Bearing this in mind then, the financial position on December 31st was as follows:-

1876.

1877.

Colonial Expenditure,...

Balance in hand,

Imperial Share of Revenue, ....$109,044.68 $ 54,615.21 $37,934.34 $ 38,072.77 13,828.13 $ 37,919.39

Decrease $54,429.47 Increase $ Increase

138.43

$24,091.26

Gross Revenue,

$30,199.78

$160,807.15 $130,607.37 Decrease

* Since writing the above, $43 has been paid to Batavia for sea-conveyance of correspondence originating in Hongkong or its Agencies between Singapore and Batavia by Netherlands packets from May 1st to December 31st,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MARCH, 1878.

111

     10. Part of the large decrease in the Imperial share of Revenue arises from the fact that the sums due to all other countries used to be paid to London on their account, but since the entry of this Colony into the Union this practice has been abandoned,* and such sums will be remitted direct.

     11. No considerable increase of correspondence was anticipated by this Department as a result of lowering the rates of Postage; on the contrary, it was always maintained that no such increase would take place. These views are now proved correct. The weight of letters forwarded to London by all routes from April 1st to December 31st, as compared with the weight of those forwarded during the same period in 1876, shows an increase of only 3 per cent, which may be purely accidental.

     12. The question arose whether Mails forwarded by private vessels come under the operation of the Treaty of Berne, this Office maintaining that they do, which view has been supported by the various Postal administrations. A decision to the contrary would have been much to be regretted.

13. Some years ago the mercantile community expressed a wish to have a supplementary mail closed on board the French as on board the British Packets, but the difficulties of account alluded to above were found to be almost insuperable. These are now removed, and the question has been revived by the French Post Office. There is every reason to hope for its favourable settlement early in this year. A supplementary mail on board the Torres Straits Packets has been successfully established.

     14. The transmission of correspondence to the Continent vi? Trieste has been abandoned, no practical advantage arising from it. On the other hand a quicker route vi? Naples for Continental correspondence by French Packet has been introduced. It is suggested that the superscription via Marseilles should now be discontinued, and the words By French Packet used instead, as this will leave the Agent on Board free to select the best route.

15. The increasing acceleration of the outward British Packets, with the retardation of the outward French Packets has been gradually bringing the two arrivals nearer together, until now they nearly or sometimes quite coincide. This is most inconvenient, both to the public and departmentally. Instead of there being one opportunity of the best class for Shanghai and Yokohama every week, the two coincident packets really furnish only fortnightly communication. In the case of Yokohama this is particularly to be regretted, because there are but few private steamers to fall back upon.

16. The usual Tables are appended. It will be remarked that they shew some increase in Money Orders drawn on the United Kingdom, due perhaps to the more favourable rates of exchange which have prevailed.

17. The quickest passages home have been made by the Messageries packets. The Mail once reached London vi? Marseilles in 34 days (Peiho), and twice in 35 days. The shortest passage by P. & O. packet has been 38 days. The Gaelic once, and the Oceanic twice reached San Francisco in 25 days.

18. The quickest passages out have been made by the P. and O. packets, which have delivered the mails seven times within 36 days. The Messageries Packet Ava arrived on May 12th, and the Sindh on September 1st with Mails 37 days from London. The Oceanic on May 18th, and City of Tokio on June 25th were arrivals 28 days out from San Francisco.

19. Tables B. & C. afford the following averages:-

Gain or loss as compared

with 1876.

Gain day.

Average voyage allowed.

Average voyage taken.

37 days.

38 21/0

""

""

""

1/10

40/1/

""

40

""

""

British Packets, Outward, ......40 days. French Packets, Homeward, ....421 French Packets, Outward,.......41

""

1.

""

British Packets, Homeward,....42}

"" 4, ""

20. The French packet Meikong left here for Europe on May 26th, and was lost near Cape Guardafui with all the Mails except the Registered letters for the Continent, which were under the personal care of the Agent. On December 31st, for the first time for twelve years, the French and English Mails from Europe arrived here together, and, to make matters worse, the English Mail was unsorted. The two Mails were landed, within a few minutes of each other, about half past ten in the morning, and the delivery, including the Brisbane's Australian Mail, which arrived soon afterwards, was completed shortly after two o'clock.

      21. An English Mail for Amoy was accidentally sent round by way of Formosa, and was further delayed by very heavy weather. Finally, on September 2nd, by the negligence of three of the junior officers of the Department, of whose conduct exemplary notice was taken, the Douglas was allowed to leave for the Coast without the French Mail. This completes the year's catalogue of mishaps.

* Except in regard to the Mails for London transported through Italy, &c., or by French Packet.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MARCH, 1878.

22. Partly through the exertions of a Chinese resident, an ingenious and complicated system of stealing stamps was discovered, the details of which may not be uninteresting. It had been the custom for years to make up as much as possible of the Mails the afternoon before the departure of the Mail steamer, and the bags thus partially made up were left hanging in the Office. The thief had abstracted bundles of Chinese letters for Singapore from the still open sacks, and had picked off all the high value stamps, leaving a few of trifling value on each letter to keep up appearances.

                                                              He calculated that the letters, having passed the triple examination to which they are subjected before being made up, would not be looked at again; that the Singapore Office would deliver them without scrutiny as paid; or that at any rate the addressees, being Chinese, would make no complaints. He thus acquired a collection of obliterated stamps of various values. The next step would be, in obliterating stamps on newly posted letters, to purposely leave some clean (which, if detected, could always be ascribed to accidental omission) and to watch an opportunity of replacing these clean stamps with the obliterated ones already stolen. The only witness obtainable, who was doubtless an accomplice, absconded, and in the absence of legal proof the principal was allowed to resign his employment under Government.

A

23. The enquiry made into this case revealed a system of petty frauds on the Revenue, and on small Indian traders, either by abstracting unpaid letters and not accounting for the postage, or by collecting postage on what were really paid letters. There can be little doubt, moreover, that letters duly delivered to the servants of this class of addressees as paid have been charged by them as unpaid, and the so-called postage retained. Precautions have been taken against further dishonesty by Postmen, but it is not easy to guard against frauds by private servants. The Calcutta and Straits correspondents of the Indian community here will persist in putting their letters loose on board ship in spite of the heavy rate (18 cents per half ounce) levied here expressly to check that practice, which habit it is that renders these and other frauds possible, delays the delivery of Mails, and inconveniences everybody concerned.

24. The Postal service has lost an excellent and efficient public servant in the person of Mr. MARTIN, late Postmaster at Shanghai, who died there on July 2nd. Mr. MACHADO, now Postmaster at Yokohama, has been appointed to the vacancy.

25. The new Post Office Ordinance has been brought into force during the year, and a Postal Guide has been published. Hongkong was perhaps the only Postal Administration of any importance which did not issue this kind of useful handbook.

26. Complaints have been received from time to time that the local papers suppress, in certain cases, the names of vessels by which Mails are to be despatched, an innovation wrongly ascribed by the public to this Office as a device to compel the posting of letters. Whilst the views of the newspaper proprietors and of this Department must remain different on the question thus raised, it is necessary to acknowledge the ready co-operation always received in all other details of conveying intelligence to the community.

27. Communication with the ports of Hoihow and Haifong has greatly increased. Through the kind assistance of the Commissioners of Customs at Hoihow and Pakhoi it has been possible to extend some share of the increased facilities thus afforded to the latter place also.

28. A tour of Inspection of the Post Offices and Agencies was completed in the autumn. No serious complaint as to the working of the Department was received, the community of Amoy, which might reasonably have had a grievance, ignoring the disasters alluded to in paragraph 21 with the most perfect good humour. The Right Reverend Bishop RUSSELL stated that during an unusually long residence at Ningpo, in the heart of a Chinese city, he had never missed a letter, except once when a Mail packet was wrecked at Galle. And even then, of the two letters lost he subsequently received one unopened, and the other was returned to the writer.

29. A strong feeling prevails at Foochow, and has prevailed there for some years, that the service to that port should be subsidised. This involves very serious considerations, but it cannot be denied that the wish is natural when it is remembered how often during the past year the Coast Mail has just missed the French packet. It may not be amiss, however, to remind the Communities of the three Coast Ports that it is only by the courtesy of Messrs. DOUGLAS LAPRAIK & Co., that the British, French, American, Indian, and Australian Contract Mails are conveyed to and from those settlements, without remuneration to any person concerned.

30. It is to be regretted that the work of the Post Office should sometimes involve inconveniences to H. M. Consuls, and thanks are due to them not only for their cordial and unfailing support during the late inspection, but also for their constant co-operation and the cheerfulness with which the inconveniences referred to are borne. This opportunity may be taken to acknowledge the invaluable assistance rendered by His Excellency Sir HARRY PARKES in our not altogether untroubled Postal relations with Japan, an assistance for which the deepest gratitude must be expressed, as also the courtesy of Mr. MAYESIMA, the Postmaster General of Japan, who left nothing undone to aid, not only in the inspection of British Offices, but also in an examination of those of his own country.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MARCH, 1878.

113

    31. The irregularities brought to light by former inspections, consisting chiefly of accumulations of undelivered letters, &c., have now ceased to be possible, precautions against them having been adopted in this Office.

32. In Japan, as also in Shanghai, erroneous ideas got afloat, very much exaggerating the aim and scope of what was merely a round of Office Inspection. In Japan it was supposed that negotiations were in hand as to the withdrawal of British Post Offices; in Shanghai, that something was to be done to fuse the existing five Postal Administrations into one.

33. The Postal service of Shanghai, considered as a whole, is not satisfactory. Nowhere, perhaps, are the grooves of business life adjusted to work more smoothly than in this splendid settlement. Everything that a business man can desire is anticipated, and in the most effective way, except that his correspondence has to be distributed to and by five different and almost rival Post Offices, to which it is not impossible that a sixth may be added.

    34. Nevertheless, the scheme for an Imperial Chinese Local Post Office said to be set on foot by the Customs Authorities should be hailed as a step in the right direction. The only practical remedy at all likely to be devised for existing evils must be devised in the name of the Emperor of China. An Imperial Chinese Post Office, under exclusive foreign management, central, efficient, amply guaranteed, extended to all the open Ports, and admitted to the Postal Union, would make the Coast service of China more effective than it ever has been or otherwise ever can be.

35. It is matter of regret not to have been able to effect more for the simplification of the present state of things at Shanghai. The only point which suggested itself was to resign the service between Shanghai, Foochow, Amoy, and Swatow wholly into the hands of the efficient and deservedly popular Municipal Post Office, so as not to have two offices advertising Mails for the same places. But as the British Post Office gives facilities for Registry, which the Local Post Office does not at present afford, it has been thought better to make no immediate change.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.,

Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

APPENDIX.

(A.) GENERAL RETURN OF POST OFFICE BUSINESS.

ALFRED LISTER,

Postmaster General.

SENT.

RECEIVED.

1876.

1877.

INCREASE. DECREASE.

1876.

1877.

INCREASE. DECREASE.

Letters.

Books and Papers.

Letters.

Books

Books and Letters and Papers.

Papers.

Books Letters and Letters Papers.

Books and Papers.

Books Letters and

Papers.

Letters

Books and

Books Letters and

Papers.

Papers.

UNITED KINGDOM.

Per British Packets,

Per French Packets,

   No 131,580 83,898 117,666 record.

67,620 27,722 75,901

13,914

No No No No record. record. record. record..

...

8,281

"}

...

22

""

""

UNITED STATES. ?

Per United States Packets,

32,827 46,821 32,195 44,299

:

REGISTERED CORRESPONDENCE.

United Kingdom,

3,871

4,114

243

Continent,

648

671

23

Australia,

127

137

10

Ports of China and Japan,

1,249

1,564

315

Straits, Ceylon, India, &c.,

795

828

33

Total Registered Correspondence,...

6,690

7,314

624

:

Ship Mails,

1,939

2,140

201

632 2,522 20,003?

2,169 923

2,521

352

1,484

561

486

582

96

1,189

1,431

242

1,771

2,279

508

6,538

8,297

1,759

1,696

1,800

104

"2

"7

:

:

Lacluding a very small Mail for Yokohama by each U. S. Packet.

* Registered Papers, Books, and Patterns, not being numerous, are included under Registered Letters.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MARCH, 1878.

Sale of Postage Stamps.

1877.

1876.

DENOMINA-

TION,

Number.

Amount.

Number.

Amount.

INCREASE.

Number.

Amount.

$

C.

$

C.

$

2 Cents.

292,566

5,851.32

241,370

4,827.40

218,603

8,744.12

181,865

7,274.60

51,196 36,738

C.

1,023.92 1,469.52

DECREASE.

Number.

Amount.

e.

6

""

26,928

1,615.68

65,004

3,900.24

8

""

116,211

9,296.88

167,788

13,423.04

12

""

161,826

19,419.12

42,634

5,116.08

119,192

16

71,847

11,495.52

71,847

...

14,303.04

11,495.52

...

38,076 51,577

2,284.56 4,126.16

...

""

18

12,987

"

2,337.66

40,900

7,362.00

...

27,913

5,024.34

24

45,165

10,839.60

71,718

17,212.32

26,553

6,372.72

""

28

""

35,390

9,909.20

43,518

12,185.04

...

8,128

2,275.84

30

""

3,578

1,071.90

80,087

24,026.10

76,514

22,954.20

48

""

15,791

7,579.68

20,266

9,727.68

4,475

2,148.00

96

9,594

9,210.24

16,955

16,276.80

7,361

7,066.56

27

2 Dollars.

1,418

2,836.00

2,069

4,138.00

651

1,302.00

3

560

""

1,680.00

1,096

3,288.00

536

1,608.00

10

129

""

→ 1,290.00

303

3,030,00

174

1,740.00

Total,.....

$103,176.92

$131,787.30

$28,292.00

$56,302.38

1877.

Total Sale, Hongkong,.........................

$62,234.30

Shanghai,

29,032.34

1876. $74,518.72 40,186.50

Increase.

Decrease. $12,284.42

***

11,154.16

Yokohama,

7,580.58

10,947.40

...

3,366.82

Other Ports of China and Japan,..

4,329.70

6,134.68

1,804.98

$103,176.92

$131,787.30

Total Decrease in 1877,..

$28,610.38

MONEY ORDER BUSINESS.

(1.)—Orders drawn upon the United Kingdom.

1877.

1876.

INCREASE.

DECREASE.

AT

No. of

Colonial Commis- sion.

No. of

Colonial Commis- sion.

Orders

Amount.

Orders

Amount.

No. of Orders

Colonial Commis- sion.

No. of

Colonial Commis- sion.

Amount.

Orders

Amount.

drawn.

drawn.

drawn.

drawn.

Hongkong,

1,639

? 7,687. 8.10

s. d.

C.

267.68

Shanghai,

678

2,748. 7. 0

118.67

Yokohama,

380

1,536. 7.10

64.76

1,249 715 372

? 6,415.14.11

s. d.

3,286.12.11

1,552.13. 2

$ C. 206.32 125.14 63.00

? s. d.

390 1,271.13.11

$ c. 61.36

? s. d.

$

C.

37

538. 5.11

...

6.47

8

1.76

16. 5. 4

...

Total,......

2,697 11,972. 3. 8451.11

2,336 11,255. 1. 0

394.46

398 1,271.13.11

63.12

37

554.11, 3

6.47

?

Deduct Decrease,..

37

Total Increase,..

361

554.11. 3

717. 2. 8

6.47

6.65

(2.)—Orders drawn in the United Kingdom.

1877.

1876.

INCREASE.

DECREASE.

Colonial

UPON

No. of Orders

Commis- sion.

No. of

Colonial Commis- sion.

Amount.

drawn.

Orders drawn.

Amount.

No. of Orders

Colonial Commis- sion.

Amount.

drawn.

No. of Orders drawn.

Colonial Commis- sion.

Amount.

Hongkong,

84

Shanghai,

31

Yokohama,

23

? s. d. 287. 2. 7 99.12. 3 72.14. 1

$ c.

?

13.01

5.24

3.61

28885

94

s. d. 384.19. 7

$ c.

? s. d.

? s. d.

$ c.

15.60

10

97.17. 0

2.59

***

28

24

Total,....

138

459. 8.11

21.86

146

89.10. 7 90. 1. G

564.11. 2

4.55

3

10. 1. 8

0.69

4.46

I

17. 6.11

0.85

...

24.61

3

10. 1. 8

0.69

11

115. 3.11

3.44

Deduct Increase,

Total Decrease,

(3.)—Local Money Orders.

3

10. 1. 8

0.69

8

105. 2. 3

2.75

DRAWN IN

1877.

1876.

INCREASE.

DECREASE.

No. of Orders.

Amount.

Com- mission.

No. of Orders.

Amount.

$ c.

Hongkong on Shanghai,

43

687.93

$ c. 7.50

Hongkong on Yokohama,

19

344.60

3.90

Shanghai on Hongkong,

66

Yokohama on Hongkong,

100

1,322.57 12.80 2,084.52

18.30

3985

55

$ c. 1,432.88

Com- mission.

$ c. 11.10

No. of

Amount.

Orders.

Com-

No. of mission. Orders.

Amount.

Com- mission.

$

C.

$ c.

12

$ c. 744.95

$ c.

3.60

16

342.14 3.30

2.46

0.60

67

2,297.92 1,321.72

20.25 12.60

29

975.35

7.95

33

762.80 5.70

...

Total,......

228

4,439.62

42.00

233

5,394.66

47.25

36

765.26

6.30

41-

1,720.30

11.55

Deduct Increase,..

36 765.26 6.30

Total Decrease,

5

955.04 5.15

FRENCH.

(B.) ARRIVALS OF THE CONTRACT PACKETS DURING 1877,

AMERICAN.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE,

30TH

MARCH, 1878.

Number of Days.

Number of Days from

Packet.

Date due.

Reached

Hongkong.

Vi? Southampton.

Via Brindisi.

Packet.

Date due.

Reached

Hongkong.

Number of Days.

Packet.

Left

San

Reached

Francisco. Hongkong.

London.

Allowed. Taken. Gained. Lost.

Allowed. Taken. Gained.

Lost.

Allowed, Taken. Gained. Lost.

San

Francisco.

Greatest.

Least.

Kashgar,

Mar. 1

Feb. 26 50

47

42

39

Geelong,

15

Mar. 12

50

47

42

39

Khiva,

29

26

50

47

42

39

ad an ad

Anadyr,.

Peiho,

Feb. 23

Mar.

19

Lombardy,

Apr.

Apr.

47

39

39

Zambesi,

Djemnah,

Iraouaddy,

23

91

23

22

47

46

39

38

Sindh,

Gwalior,

...

May 7 May

47

46

38

Kashgar,

21

20

47

46

">

Teheran,.

June

June

2

47

45

Cathay,

18

15

44

"}

Peking,

R

July 2

29

47

44

Mirzapore, Hindostan,

Peshawur,

??

?

16 July 13

47

44

30

28

45

"}

Aug. 13

47

44

Lombardy,

27

25

47

45

""

Khiva,.

Sept. 10 Sept. 7

47

44

Geelong,

24

21

47

Nizam....

Oct.

8

5

47

44

Zambesi,

22

21

47

46

Gwalior,

Nov.

4

50

46

494544

3

Thibet,

22

18

50

46

Teheran,.

Dec.

6

50

46

Geelong,

""

20

1878.

16

50

46

12∞D CD CD ON CD ON CD CD CD IEE

39

38

39

37

39

36

39

36

39

36

Meikong,

Ava,

Amazone,

Hooghly,

Anadyr,.....

Peiho,

DR.

Apr.

May

6

Apr.

17

18

""

"

1 May

15

12

77

""

29

29

"

June 12

June

11

26

202482222

43

Feb. 22

Mar.

42

43

42

43

42

43

41

2221

City of Pekin,

Jan.

Jan. 31

Oceanic,

16

Feb.

Alaska,

Feb.

1

Mar.

Belgic,

16

26

""

40

41

41

40

37

40

40

39

July 10 July 8

39

37

39

36

Djemnah, Iraouaddy,

24

22

""

99

Aug.

7 Aug.

26

38

39

39

37

Tigre,

21

11

21

40

39

36

39

36

Sindh,

Yangtse,

Sept.

4 Se.

18

pt.

1

37

"

18

40

40

39

36

Ava,

Oct.

2

3

30

38

39

38

42

38

Amazone,

Anadyr,.

19

Oct.

"}

17

Nov.

2

Nov.

43

42

38

Peiho,

16

15

""

42

42

38

Djemnah,

30

27

43

11

"

40

COT NN wi HNNNO-i wi?

City of Tokio,

Mar.

3 Apr.

19669

29

55

53

35

70

70

44

No mail. No mail.

39

76

72

38

62

61

Gaelic,

21

20

31

70

55

City of Pekin,

Apr. 3 May

1

29

53

50

Oceanic,

21

18

28

51

50

99

Alaska,

May 5 June 10

37

60

59

BRENJB888

Belgic,

16

16

32

No mail. No mail.

77

"}

City of Tokio,

29

25

28

"

Gaelic,

June

9 July 10

32

60

60

City of Pekin,

20

19

30

No mail. No mail.

Oceanic,

July 3

3 Aug.

2

31

62

52

3

China,

14

16

34

55

54

""

"}

Belgic,

27

24

29

""

City of Tokio,

Aug.

8

Sept.

31

Gaelic,

21

20

31

City of Pekin,

Sept. 12

Oct. 14

33

Oceanic,

29

28

30

}}

97

China,

Oct.

11 Nov.

16

37

42

38

"}

Iraouaddy,

Dec. 14

Dec.

13

43

42

1

Belgic,

23

21.

· Mirzapore,

Jan. 3

31

"}

Mongolia,

Indus,

Lombardy,

17

1878.

Jan.

15

""

31

Feb. 14 Feb.

12

2222

50

47

50

27 50

50

???

48

46

48

I 00 00 00

Tigre,

28

31

43

46

?

42

242

42

42

42

2222

39

1878.

'1878.

City of Tokio,

Nov.

3 Dec. 1

29

Gaelic,

17

20

34

Sindh,

Jan.

11

Jan.

"

$3

9

43

41

38

40

242

Yangtse,

25

27

43

45

~

Ava,

Feb.

Feb.

6

43

41

2

City of Pekin, Oceanic,

Dec.

4

1878.

Jan.

33

RH-BONAR O

49

49

51

51

50

50

65

65

60

48

56

55

56

53

54

49

63

63

68

54

18

18

51

"}

BRITISH.

115

FRENCH.

(C.) DEPARTURES OF THE CONTRACT MAIL PACKETS DURING 1877.

AMERICAN.

116

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MARCH, 1878.

BRITISH.

Number of Days to

Via Southampton.

Vi? Brindisi,

Number of Days.

Packet.

Via Brindisi.

Date due.

Reached

London.

Date due.

Reached

London.

Gained. Allowed. Taken.

Lost.

Via Southampton.

Allowed. Taken. Gained.

Packet.

Date due.

Reached

Londen.

Number of Days.

Packet.

Left Hongkong. Francisco.

Reached

San

San

Francisco.

London.

Allowed. Taken. Gained. Lost.

Lost.

Kashgar,

Feb. 19

Feb.

19

Feb. 12

Feb.

10 40

38

47

47

Geelong,

Mar.

5

Mar.

7

26

25

40

39

47

49

11

Khiva,.

19

21

Mar. 12

Mar. 12

40

40

47

49

NN:

Sindh,

Feb.

2

Meikong,

Mar.

5

2

Ava.

19

Lombardy,

Apr.

2 Apr.

26

25

40

39

47

47

Amazone,

Apr.

11

Zambesi,

16

2

""

15 Apr.

Apr.

9

7

40

38

47

46

1

Travancore,

30

30

23

21

40

38

47

47

}}

Kashgar,.

May

14

May 13 May 7 May

19

97

6 40

39

47

46

Khiva,..

23

"}

"1

Geelong,

Lombardy,

25

27

June 10

24

Zambesi,

21

June 4 June 2 45

June 11

18 July 9 July 9 July 2 July

21

40

40

47

46

1

43

52

51

Tigre,

Anadyr,.

Peiho,

Djemnah, Iraouaddy,

""

30

DOONOO

19 Feb.

15 40

36

Mar.

"}

2

28

16 Apr. 15

16897

40

36

40

37

40

35

40

39

27

40

37

19

May 14

28

May 8

40

34

24 40

36

""

17

45

44

52

51

1

45

F

44

52

52

Sindh,

Meikong,

July

June 11

25

9

June

9

19

σ a

45

43

45

39

11

Gwalior,

23

24

16

15

45

44

52

53

Ava,

Str. lost. 23 July 18

45

45 40

315

11

""

Kashgar,

Aug. 6 Aug.

9

30

29

45

44

52

55

Amazone,

Aug.

6

31

45

39

71

$1

Teheran,

20

}}

"1

18 Aug, 13

Aug. 11

45

43

52

50

Cathay,

Sept.

3 Sept.

2

27

25

45

43

52

51

Hooghly,

Anadyr,..

20

Aug. 17

45

42

Sept. 3

31

45

"1

19

Pekin,.

17

14

}}

Sept. 10 Sept.

7

45

42

52

49

Peiho,

17

19

Sept. 13

45

41

Mirzapore,

Oct.

28

24

21 45

42

52

49

Djemnah,

Oct.

1

26

45

""

Hindostan,

Peshawur, Lombardy,

Khiva,.

Geelong,

Nizam,.....

Zambesi,

15 Oct.

Oct.

12

8 Oct.

4

45

41

52

49

Iraouaddy,

15

Oct.

13

45

"1

29

27

22

21

45

44

52

50

Tigre,

29

23

45

,

}}

"}

Nov. 12 Nov. 12

Nov.

5 Nov.

4

45

26

25

19

40

17

""

71

"1

Dec.

10

Dec.

13

Dec.

24

23

17

-100

3

Dec.

1

40

16

40

1878. 1878.

"}

"}

Jan. 7

Jan.

7

31

29

40

1878.

1878.

Gwalior,

21

19

Jan.

14

Jan.

12

9999 9 9

44

52

52

38

47

46

1

Sindh,

Yangtse,

Nov.

12

Nov.

45

26

24

40

""

38

47

50

39

47

46

Ava,

Amazone,

Dec.

10

Dec. 6

40

24

19

40

38

47

47

40

38

Thibet,

Feb.

4

Feb.

6

28

26

40

38

22

47

45

47

$5

49

:

:

Anadyr,

Peiho,

Djennah,

1878.

Jan.

1878.

Jan. 3

40

21

17

37

40

Feb.

Feb.

1

40

*** *888*==***6: 8****5 25 25 25 25 25

Belgic,

Jan.

2

Jan.

30

29

47

+91 IMOTNO

City of Tokio, Gaelic,

15

Feb.

15

32

49

"

Feb

1

28

28

47

19

City of Pekin,

Oceanic,

19

Mar. 17

27

No mail.

19

Mar. 3

29

27

46

Alaska,

20

""

Apr.

34

53

Belgic,

Apr. 3

30

28

47

City of Tokio,

Gaelic,

14 May 13

30

No mail.

May 1

28

28

19

""

City of Pekin,

15

June

9

26

""

Oceanic,

28

21

25

77

3

42

40

43

39

38

38

36

35

~?649N CTIA W W aer:

Alaska,

June 18 July 17

30

Belgic,

19

16

28

15

City of Tokio, Gaelic,

July 2

30

* 29

17

"

Aug. 10

25

>>

City of Pekin,

Aug.

4

30

27

Oceanic,

""

22 Sept. 15

25

China,

30

29

* 31

"}

}}

Belgic,

Sept. 10

Oct.

8

29

"}

City of Tokio,

20

18

29

}}

17

Gaelic,..

Oct. 2

1

Nov.

31

""

City of Pekin,

24

22

Oceanic,

Nov.

8

Dec.

China,

24

26

MAN

30

21

4

27

71

* 33

1878.

36

36

Belgic,

Dec.

10

Jan.

37

City of Tokio,

22

20

30

8:3

>>

"}

-

77

95

2

"

* Approximate dates.

No. 60.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MARCH, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

117

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th March, 1878.

Government of India.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 7.)

CHINA SEA.-YANG-TSE-KIANG.

Kiutoan Light-Vessel.

The Inspector General of Customs, Shanghai, has given notice that, on or about the 1st March 1878, a light-vessel painted red with the word "Kiutoan" in white letters on her sides. and a mast surmounted by an 8-feet black ball, will be moored in mid-channel to the north-east of Kiutoan light-house.

      The light to be exhibited ill be a fixed catoptric white light, elevated 35 feet above the sea level, and in clear weather should be visible from a distance of 11 miles.

      The usual riding light, a small white light, will be exhibited from the forestay, 6 feet above the rail, to indicate the direction the vessel is riding.

      During foggy weather a 10-cwt. fog-bell will be struck three double blows in each minute, the interval between the blows of each pair being 5 seconds, and between two successive pairs of blows, 15 seconds.

      If the light-vessel be driven from her proper position and of no ase as a guide to shipping, the fixed white light will not be exhibited, but in lieu thereof a fixed red light will be shown at each end of the vessel; the black ball also will be removed as soon as possible, and, till removed, will be surmounted by a red flag.

On the light-vessel being placed in position, the light at present exhibited from Kiutoan light-house will be discontinued.

By Direction of the Government of India,

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr., (late I. N.),

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, Calcutta, 22nd February 1878.

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

       This Notice will affect the following Admiralty Charts:-Yang-Tse- Kiang entrance, No. 1602; Hieshan islands to Yang-Tse-Kiang, No. 1199; Yang-Tse-Kiang to Nanking, No. 1480; Islands between Formosa and Japan, No 2412; Hongkong to Liautung Gulf, No. 1262; also, Admiralty list of lights in South Africa, Chira, &c., 1877; and China Sea Directory, Vol. III, page 348.

       If this Notice is received on boardship, the substance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by it, and introduced into the Sailing Directions to which it relates.

No. 61.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Hydrographic Notice, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th March, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

The information contained in this Notice is to be carefully considered, to be noted in the Sailing Directions, and compared with the Charts,

when the ship is navigating the locality to which it refers.

Government of India.

HYDROGRAPHIC NOTICE. [ No. 9. ]

SIND-WEST COAST OF HINDOSTAN.

      The following information relating to the Indus Banks and Kurrachee with directions for approaching and entering the harbour, is derived from a Report by Lieutenant A. W. Stiffe (late Indian Navy) and Notices issued by the Master Attendant of that port, 1877.*

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 0°.55′ Easterly in 1878.]

INDUS BANKS AND KURRACHEE.

      The Coast of Sind should be approached with great caution; too much attention cannot be paid to the lead, more especially in passing the banks of the Indus, which have recently been resurveyed with the following result. Since their examination in 1867, the Haj?mro mouth is found to have extended 3 nautical miles to seaward, and the beacon at that mouth appears to have been moved more than 3,000 yards to S. S. W. since that date; whilst the Kukaiwari bank has rather diminished in extent, and is much less steep to. The head of the "Swatch" also appears to have silted up to some extent, and the deep water found in 1867 close to the edge of this part of the banks no longer exists.

An island covered with tufts of grass has formed at the Haj?mro mouth, 24 miles to seaward of the old site of the beacon. Lieutenant Stiffe, who executed the survey, has communicated much valuable information as to the recent changes; and from his remarks and other documents the following amendment of the Sailing Directions for that part of the coast has been drawn up.

      * See Admiralty Charts: India West Coast, Coasts of Sind and Kutch, Nos. 38 and 42; and Kurrachee Harbour, No. 40; also, West Coast of lindostan Pilot, pages 232 to 243; Persian Gulf Pilot, Supplement, 1875, pages 25 to 27; and Taylor's Sailing Directory Vol. I, pages 333 to 338.

No. 60.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MARCH, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

117

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th March, 1878.

Government of India.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 7.)

CHINA SEA.-YANG-TSE-KIANG.

Kiutoan Light-Vessel.

The Inspector General of Customs, Shanghai, has given notice that, on or about the 1st March 1878, a light-vessel painted red with the word "Kiutoan" in white letters on her sides. and a mast surmounted by an 8-feet black ball, will be moored in mid-channel to the north-east of Kiutoan light-house.

      The light to be exhibited ill be a fixed catoptric white light, elevated 35 feet above the sea level, and in clear weather should be visible from a distance of 11 miles.

      The usual riding light, a small white light, will be exhibited from the forestay, 6 feet above the rail, to indicate the direction the vessel is riding.

      During foggy weather a 10-cwt. fog-bell will be struck three double blows in each minute, the interval between the blows of each pair being 5 seconds, and between two successive pairs of blows, 15 seconds.

      If the light-vessel be driven from her proper position and of no ase as a guide to shipping, the fixed white light will not be exhibited, but in lieu thereof a fixed red light will be shown at each end of the vessel; the black ball also will be removed as soon as possible, and, till removed, will be surmounted by a red flag.

On the light-vessel being placed in position, the light at present exhibited from Kiutoan light-house will be discontinued.

By Direction of the Government of India,

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr., (late I. N.),

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, Calcutta, 22nd February 1878.

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

       This Notice will affect the following Admiralty Charts:-Yang-Tse- Kiang entrance, No. 1602; Hieshan islands to Yang-Tse-Kiang, No. 1199; Yang-Tse-Kiang to Nanking, No. 1480; Islands between Formosa and Japan, No 2412; Hongkong to Liautung Gulf, No. 1262; also, Admiralty list of lights in South Africa, Chira, &c., 1877; and China Sea Directory, Vol. III, page 348.

       If this Notice is received on boardship, the substance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by it, and introduced into the Sailing Directions to which it relates.

No. 61.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Hydrographic Notice, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th March, 1878.

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Colonial Secretary.

The information contained in this Notice is to be carefully considered, to be noted in the Sailing Directions, and compared with the Charts,

when the ship is navigating the locality to which it refers.

Government of India.

HYDROGRAPHIC NOTICE. [ No. 9. ]

SIND-WEST COAST OF HINDOSTAN.

      The following information relating to the Indus Banks and Kurrachee with directions for approaching and entering the harbour, is derived from a Report by Lieutenant A. W. Stiffe (late Indian Navy) and Notices issued by the Master Attendant of that port, 1877.*

[All Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 0°.55′ Easterly in 1878.]

INDUS BANKS AND KURRACHEE.

      The Coast of Sind should be approached with great caution; too much attention cannot be paid to the lead, more especially in passing the banks of the Indus, which have recently been resurveyed with the following result. Since their examination in 1867, the Haj?mro mouth is found to have extended 3 nautical miles to seaward, and the beacon at that mouth appears to have been moved more than 3,000 yards to S. S. W. since that date; whilst the Kukaiwari bank has rather diminished in extent, and is much less steep to. The head of the "Swatch" also appears to have silted up to some extent, and the deep water found in 1867 close to the edge of this part of the banks no longer exists.

An island covered with tufts of grass has formed at the Haj?mro mouth, 24 miles to seaward of the old site of the beacon. Lieutenant Stiffe, who executed the survey, has communicated much valuable information as to the recent changes; and from his remarks and other documents the following amendment of the Sailing Directions for that part of the coast has been drawn up.

      * See Admiralty Charts: India West Coast, Coasts of Sind and Kutch, Nos. 38 and 42; and Kurrachee Harbour, No. 40; also, West Coast of lindostan Pilot, pages 232 to 243; Persian Gulf Pilot, Supplement, 1875, pages 25 to 27; and Taylor's Sailing Directory Vol. I, pages 333 to 338.

118

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 30TH MARCH, 1878.

 Indus Banks.-Approaching Kurrachee from the southward, land is not generally seen before making Manora point. When coming from the westward, the first landfall may be the Lakki hills, a sharp ridge of even outline, 740 feet high, terminating at Cape Monze; that steep point should not be approached within 2 miles, but the Indus Banks are the principal danger. The coast line southward of Kurrachee consists of low sandy ridges, with tufts of grass, barely above the highest sea level, and not visible more than 5 or 6 miles. In passing the banks by daylight, too near the shore, herds of cattle, wading over the submerged land, are sometimes the first objects sighted.

 Fresh Water Mouth.-The Jua is the debouchure by which the fresh water of the Indus is now discharged, but in 1848 the greatest body of it came from the Kediwari. Intermediately (1867) the Haj?mro was the fresh water mouth and the only navigable one; but Lieutenant Stiffe has ascertained it to be now nearly closed. The great body of fresh water, having breached the bend of that river below Keti, now passes through the Gabei and Buri creeks, and enters the sea at the Jua Seeshur mouth, or about 10 miles northward of its position ten years ago. For the above reasons the Haj?mro mouth has been totally abandoned by the country shipping, and the pilots have removed to the new mouth.

or

 Dangers. A great extension of the banks off the fresh water mouth is in constant progress, so that a near approach to them must be always made with great caution. The banks, especially near the mouths, are generally of soft mud with ridges, here and there, of hard sand, which appears to be a kind of quicksand.

 By day the surf on the edge of the banks is generally sufficient warning, except when the sea is smooth near high water. In clear weather the low shore, its isolated huts, or one of the beacons, will be seen in time to avoid accident, provided a vigilant look-out be kept. The discolouration of the water is very marked, particularly off the fresh water mouth; it extends far outside the edge of the shoals, and should be a sufficient warning by day. Even at night the discolouration has been observed and profited by.

 Soundings-During the night the banks should not be approached nearer than 20 or 15 miles, because the soundings will not be an infallible guide. For instance, at miles outside the projecting point of the Haj?mro bank there is a depth of le fathoms, where formerly 13 were found, and to the southward of Kukaiwari less than 20 fathoms are found in the head of the "Swatch" at a distance of 5 miles off the banks, whilst the latter depth is also found at 15 miles to the westward.

 Proceeding down the coast from Kurrachee, a vessel is quite safe by attention to the lead. After deepening off Manora on a south course to 12 fathoms, she may run down the coast in that depth steering S. by E. to S.by E. E., and when the water deepens in the "Swatch" she will be southward of all dangers. In the south-west monsoon it would be desirable to give a wider berth, especially in a sailing vessel, and not to shoal under 15 fathoms.

 For a vessel proceeding up the Sind coast, and making the banks from the southward or south-eastward, the lead is not a safe guide, unless a wide berth is given to pass outside the great Kori bank, which involves an unnecessary detour. A vessel should take a good departure from the Kattywar coast near Dwarka, by a bearing or latitude, and the depth of water, and shape a course to give the Indus Banks a berth of about 15 miles if passing them at night. If, after crossing the "Swatch,

not less than 20 fathoms be obtained, haul up for Kurrachee, being careful not to shoal into less than 15 fathoms, until the light is sighted.

>>

By day in the fine season a vessel may sight the Haj?mro beacon; but it should be remembered that it is ill adapted for visibility, and also too nearly resembles a ship's mast when seen from a distance; neither is it visible from the Kukaiwari banks. Attention to the lead is therefore necessary in passing the banks; off them do not shoal under 12 fathoms, but when past them, a vessel might proceed to Kurrachee in a depth of 10 fathoms.

Currents. The indraught of tide into the rivers is only felt when close in; the tidal current sets along shore following the direction of the edge of the bank. The ebb streani from the fresh water mouth sets seaward for a distance of 4 or 5 miles, accompanied by a very turbid state of the water, which also, during the high season of the river, is more or less fresh on the surface at the above distance off shore. The flood setting into the river is weaker. At the latter end of March, whilst the survey was being made, the set of the tide was weak, the flood setting to S.E. or S.S.E. and the ebb scarcely perceptible. except off the mouth.

 After March and until September, a set to the south-east is experienced, extending as far out as the bank of soundings. Its strength varies from a half to 14 knots per hour, and when the wind hangs much to the southward, may be replaced. for a time, by a current in the opposite direction.

Caution.-Several vessels liave grounded on these Indus Banks, through not making due allowance for the south-easterly set before mentioned, and neglecting the use of the lead.

port

Sea-borne Traffic of River Indus.—Kurrachee is the only Sind port which is lighted, or where dues are levied. The of the river Indus is the town of Keti (mis-spelt Kellee on most charts), which stands on the left bank of the Haj?mro. 10 miles from the present (Jua) mouth, and has a population of about 2,000. All sea-going vessels enter and clear from this place, cargoes being brought down by flat-bottomed river boats and then transhipped. Trade is chiefly grain. The season for navigation is from the end of August to the end of May, the port being closed during the monsoon months. The tots! present sea-going trade is about 2,400 vessels per season, aggregating 78,000 tons. The largest boats are little over 100 tons" burthen, with a draught not exceeding 9 or 10 feet.

 A pilot is kept at the mouth of the river, whose boat leads vessels out and in, flyingja red flag if the flood is running, and a blue flag during the stream of ebb.

Tides. It is high water, full and change, about 10 hours 45 minutes; springs rise 9 or 10 feet; neaps about 4 feet. The first part of the ebb runs to west-south-west, and as the reefs become dry, the stream changes its course to north-west, running parallel to the coast.

The tidal streams, especially the ebb, are strong in the river up to Keti, running in places about 5 knots an hour: the also are strong for several miles outside the bar. On the ebb the surface of the sea is fresh to a distance of 4 or 5 miles of when the river is high. With that tide there is a heavy break on the bar when the sea breeze is fresh, and the native craf appear generally to leave the river in the morning at such times.

KURRACHEE (KARACHI) HARBOUR.

 Manora Point, forming the west side of Kurrachee Harbour, is about 100 feet in height, and can be approached to depth of 5 fathoms or within half a mile on any bearing from north to east. As at certain times of tide pilots cannot board vessels, attention should be given to all directions signalled from the station on Manora point.

 Light.-On Manora point is situated a new lighthouse which exhibits, at an elevation of 150 feet, a revolving dioptri white light, the greatest brilliancy of which is attained every two minutes and is visible in clear weather from a distance 20 miles.

Anchorage in the Roads.-From June to the middle of September, vessels should not on any account anchor, but stan off and on, keeping the lighthouse bearing from N.N.E. to N.E., one to two miles distant, until boarded by a pilot or directed by signal.

 From the middle of September until the end of March, ships may anchor with the lighthouse bearing N. by E. to N.N.E. distant one mile, in 7 fathoins water, and during the months of April and May the lighthouse should bear N.N.E., to N.E distant 1 miles in 8 fathoms.

The Harbour.-A breakwater has been built extending from Manora Point in a S.by E. direction to a distance of 1,50) feet into 5 fathoms water; this affords complete shelter to the entrance channel during the south-west monsoon.

Light.-A red light is exhibited from the end of the breakwater during the fine season only, i. e., from the 30th Septembe: to 1st June.

L

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Channel.—A channel 500 feet wide, with a depth of 20 feet at low-water spring tides, has been opened through the bar. The entrance is marked by buoys, one on each side of the channel.

The depth of water in entrance channel at high water is— at spring tides....

"" neap

""

.29 feet. .24 to 25 feet.

    Vessels with a draught not exceeding 22 feet can now enter and leave the harbour without difficulty or delay during all seasons of the year.

    During the fair season, vessels with a draught not exceeding 24 feet can enter and leave the harbour. Fixed moorings are placed for vessels of the largest class.

Tides.-It is high water, full and change, at 10 hours 30 minutes; average springs rise 9 feet 6 inches, and neaps 3 to

4 feet.*

Directions. Masters of vessels should endeavour to make Kurrachee Harbour during the day, and they may with safety approach into a depth of 8 fathoms at about 2 miles from Manora lighthouse, between the bearings of N.E. to N.N.E., but should then heave to for a pilot.

    Pilots.-Masters of ships should not under any circumstances attempt to enter the harbour without a pilot. The pilots always come off in a pulling boat in the fine weather, but in a 50-ton cutter during the monsoon.

Steam vessels can enter the harbour either on flood or ebb tide at the pilots' discretion. Sailing vessels should enter on

the ebb.

A mail steamer arriving off the harbour at night should burn two blue lights in quick succession. During the fair season a pilot will at once board, but during the south-west monsoon the vessel must be kept off the harbour until daylight.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT; CALCUTTA, 19th February, 1878.

Adwands & Co. 5 1

* Tide tables for Kurrachee are published by authority of the Secretary of State for India.

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Channel.—A channel 500 feet wide, with a depth of 20 feet at low-water spring tides, has been opened through the bar. The entrance is marked by buoys, one on each side of the channel.

The depth of water in entrance channel at high water is— at spring tides....

"" neap

""

.29 feet. .24 to 25 feet.

    Vessels with a draught not exceeding 22 feet can now enter and leave the harbour without difficulty or delay during all seasons of the year.

    During the fair season, vessels with a draught not exceeding 24 feet can enter and leave the harbour. Fixed moorings are placed for vessels of the largest class.

Tides.-It is high water, full and change, at 10 hours 30 minutes; average springs rise 9 feet 6 inches, and neaps 3 to

4 feet.*

Directions. Masters of vessels should endeavour to make Kurrachee Harbour during the day, and they may with safety approach into a depth of 8 fathoms at about 2 miles from Manora lighthouse, between the bearings of N.E. to N.N.E., but should then heave to for a pilot.

    Pilots.-Masters of ships should not under any circumstances attempt to enter the harbour without a pilot. The pilots always come off in a pulling boat in the fine weather, but in a 50-ton cutter during the monsoon.

Steam vessels can enter the harbour either on flood or ebb tide at the pilots' discretion. Sailing vessels should enter on

the ebb.

A mail steamer arriving off the harbour at night should burn two blue lights in quick succession. During the fair season a pilot will at once board, but during the south-west monsoon the vessel must be kept off the harbour until daylight.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT; CALCUTTA, 19th February, 1878.

Adwands & Co. 5 1

* Tide tables for Kurrachee are published by authority of the Secretary of State for India.

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120

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT

1878.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

VICTORIA PEAK,

HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

WINDS

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

DAY AND

DATE.

BARO-

0 TO 12.

WEA-

BARO-

Ο ΤΟ 12.

HOUR.

METER

THER.

METER

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches [during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

WINDS

? TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct.

Force.

In inches

during previous

24 hours.

Saturday,

23rd

March.

9

30.31 63.0

63.0 60.0 Noon 30.30 | 65.5 66.5 58.5 65.0 61.0 30.25 65.0

3

c.

30.20 64.0

64.0 62.0 E

4

b.c.

30.15 63.0

58.0 58.0 NE

5

O.C.

28.41 55.0

55.0 55.0; ESE

3

o.p.f.

C.

65.0 61.0

C.

30.20 | 65,0 69.0 57.0 67.0 63.0 E

30.17 | 66.01

3

b.c.

0.00

30.17 64.0 65.057.5 61.0 57.5 NE

4

0.0.

0.00

28.47 57.0 57.0 52.0 57.0 55.0 E

4

0.m.

0.00

:

66.5 62.5 SE

3

b.c.

30.14 64.0

61.0 58.0 NE

4

O.C.

28.56 57.0

:

:

:

57.0 56.0 ESE

3

Sunday,

30.20 66.5

24th

March.

66.0 61.0

9 Noon 30.18 68.0 70.0 63.0 70.0 63.0

3 30.12 70.0

::

C.

30.11 67,0

67.0 63.0 ESE

2

b.c.

30.08 66.0|

:

66.0 60.0 NE

2

b.c.

28.36 42.0°

62.0 60.0 SE

3

0.0.

:

Monday,

25th

9

30.16 67.5

March.

3

Noon 30.14 71.5 73.0 65.0 71.0 69.0 30.09 71.5

::

199

:

2

b.c.

30.10 | 68.0 69.0 60.0′ 69.0 66.0 Calm

0

b.c.

0.00

30.06 | 66.0 67.5 60.0 66.0 61.0 NE

1

b.c.

0.00

28.35 42.0. 62.0 56.0 63.0 61.0 SE

2

D.C.

0.00

70.0 65.0

b.c.

30.04 71.0

74.5 69.0 SW

1

b.c.

30.02 67.0

:

66.5 62.0 NE

1

b.c.

28.28 45.0

:

67.5

C.

30.00 70.0

:

:

Tuesday,

26th Noon

March.

9

30.1771.0

71.0 69.0

71.0 71.0.

00

3

:

30.20 78.0 74.5 68.0 73.0 71.0

30.13 75.5

Wednesday,

9

30.21 66.0

::

:

75.0 73.0

66.0 61.0

27th

March.

Noom 30.19 68.0 70.5' 62.0 68.0 61,5

True wind cannot be registered.

Do.

C.

30.00 72.0 74.0 62.0 72.5 71.0 SW

225

68.5 68.0 Calm

0

b.c.

30.03 66.0

63.0 61.5 SE

1

O.C.

28.32 65.0|

b.c.

0.00

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NOTICE.

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Ain its Criminal Jurisdiction, will be held on

   Thursday next, the 4th day of April, 1878, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

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 forenoon.

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

SUMMARY JURISDICTION.

Foreign Attachment.

Suit No. 277.

Plaintiff,-THE HONGKONG AND CHINA RICE COMPANY, LIMITED. Defendant,-LEONG-TAM-KU.

OTICE is hereby given that a Writ of Foreign Attachment returnable on the 16th day of April, 1878, against all the Property moveable or immoveable of the above named De- fendant within the Colony, has been issued in this Suit pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of 44

The Hongkong Code of Civil Procedure."

W. H. BRERETON, Solicitor for the Plaintiff,

29, Queen's Road,

Hongkong.

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No. 14.

No. 62.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. XXIV.

     His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to grant Two months vacation leave and Five months leave on half-salary to the Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G., Colonial Secretary, and Auditor General.

His Excellency has made the following temporary appointments:-

The Honourable J. M. PRICE, to be Acting Colonial Secretary. The Honourable C. MAY, to be Acting Auditor General. EDWARD BOWDLER, Esquire, to be Acting Surveyor General.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 63.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. M. DEANE, Esquire, Captain Superintendent of Police, having reported his return to the Colony, has resumed his duties from this date.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 64.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

      Notice is hereby given, that His Excellency the Governor in Council, under and in pursuance of Ordinance No. 14 of 1862, entitled An Ordinance for granting Patents for Inventions within this Colony, has granted Letters Patent bearing date the 25th Day of March, 1878, unto the Honourable WM. KESWICK, of Victoria in this Colony, as Assignee of ABRAM LYLE, for and on behalf of the partners for the time being in the China Sugar Refinery of Hongkong, for securing to him as such Trustee as aforesaid, the exclusive right of using within the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, an Inven- tion, for which Her Majesty's Letters Patent have been obtained in England for "Improvements in Apparatus for shaping Sugar," for the residue of the term of Fourteen Years from the 29th Day of July, 1876, subject to certain conditions in the said Patent specified.

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J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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No. 65.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor having granted Four months vacation leave and Twelve months leave of absence on half-salary to H. G. THOMSETT, Esquire, R.N., His Excellency is pleased to make the following temporary appointment, to date from the 7th instant,-

J. P. MCEUEN, Esquire, R.N., to be Acting Harbour Master and Marine Magistrate.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 66.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor is pleased to make the following Regulations under Section XII of the Post Office Ordinance, 1876, for facilitating the Local Delivery of correspondence, and for establishing a Local Parcel Post.

By Command,

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th April, 1878.

Local Delivery.

  1. All correspondence posted before 5 P.M. on any week day for addresses in Victoria will be delivered the same day, and generally within two hours, unless the delivery should be retarded by the Contract Mails.

2. Invitations, &c., can generally be delivered within Victoria at the private houses of the addressees rather than at places of business, if a wish to that effect be expressed by the sender, otherwise all cor- respondence is invariably delivered at the nearest place of business. (See Postal Guide, par. 103.)

  3. Boxholders who desire to send Circulars, Dividend Warrants, Invitations, Cards, &c., all of the same weight, to addresses in Hongkong, Bangkok, or the Ports of China and Japan, may deliver them to the Post Office unstamped, the postage being then charged to the sender's account. Each batch must consist of at least ten.

  4. Boxholders may also send Patterns to the same places in the same way. Envelopes contain- ing Patterns may be wholly closed if the nature of the contents be first exhibited or stated to the Postmaster General, as he may consider necessary, and approved by him. Printed Circulars may be inserted in such Pattern Packets.

Local Parcel Post.

  1. Small Parcels may be sent by Post between any of the British Post Offices in China or Japan, as well as to Macao, Pakhoi, Haifong, Singapore, Penang, and Malacca. They must not exceed the following dimensions, 2 feet long, 1 foot broad, 1 foot deep, nor weigh more than 5lbs. The postage will be 20 cents per lb., which will include Registration. The parcels may be wholly closed if they bear this special endorsement, PARCEL, CONTAINING NO LETTER, but any parcel may be opened by direction of the Postmaster General.

  2. The following cannot be transmitted: Parcels insufficiently packed or protected, or liable to be crushed (as bandboxes, &c.) Glass, Liquids, Explosive substances, Matches, Indigo, Dyestuffs, Ice, Meat, Fish, Game, Fruit, Vegetables, or whatever is dangerous to the Mails, or likely to become offensive or injurious in transit.

  3. Parcels will as a general rule be forwarded by Private Ship, not by Contract Mail Packet. The Post Office reserves the right of selecting the opportunity for transmission, and of delaying delivery in case the number of parcels is such as to retard other correspondence. No responsibility is accepted with regard to any parcel, but the system of Registration will secure the senders against any but a very remote probability of loss.

4. The public are cautioned not to confound these facilities with a Parcel Post to Europe, &c., which does not exist.

No. 67.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

125

The following Return of Revenue collected by the Collector of Stamp Revenue, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th April, 1878.

STATEMENT of the REVENUE under the Stamp Amendment Ordinance, 1868, the Sheriff's Ordinance, 1873,

and the Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance, 1874.

Total Revenue for the month of March, 1878,

Collected in 1878 up to March 31st,

Do.

in 1877 up to March 31st,

Increase,

Stamp Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1878.

.$11,366.43

.$31,323.63

26,273.63

$5,050.00

A. LISTER, Collector of Stamp Revenue.

No. 68.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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

year 1878,

By Command,

J. M. PRICE,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th April, 1878.

[No. 31.]

CENTRAL POLICE Barracks, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 15th February, 1878.

    SIR, I have the honour to forward the Criminal Statistics and other Annual Returns of this Department for 1877, for transmission to His Excellency the Governor.

    2. Compared with the previous year, there has been an increase of 481 cases in Serious Offences, 361 cases in Minor Offences, and 842 cases or 12.86 per cent, in the total number of Offences coming under the notice of the Police.

    3. There is little doubt that the famine and floods on the mainland and the unusually high price of rice throughout the year have caused much of the crime against property to which the increase in Serious Offences is chiefly due. Turning to Table C. it will be found that while Robbery with Violence, Burglary, and Larceny in a Dwelling House at Night have decreased, Unlawful Possession and Larceny shew an increase of 446 on the number of cases reported during the previous year; many of these Larcenies relate to property of very small value, and of all the cases in which the amount has been given 35 per cent are thefts of articles valued at less than $5.

    4. Of the five cases of Murder, two arose out of piratical attacks on villages. The first of these occurred about midnight on the 2nd May, when 20 armed men attacked a Chandler's Shop in the village of Ap-Li-Chau; CHING-HUN-TAI one of the inmates of the shop received a gunshot wound which subsequently caused his death. The pirates carried off property valued at $84, together with one of their comrades who had been shot by the Indian Constable on duty. The night being dark, their boat was out of sight before the Inspector could cross the bay with assistance from the Aberdeen Police Station. The second occurred on the night of the 15th October, when a band of robbers, who had landed from a boat on the eastern shore of Tsim-Sha-Tsui, broke into and plundered the house of a boat-builder in the village of Mong-Kok-Tsui; KWOK-SING-KIT one of the shop coolies died two days afterwards of a wound received during the attack.

No. 67.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

125

The following Return of Revenue collected by the Collector of Stamp Revenue, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th April, 1878.

STATEMENT of the REVENUE under the Stamp Amendment Ordinance, 1868, the Sheriff's Ordinance, 1873,

and the Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance, 1874.

Total Revenue for the month of March, 1878,

Collected in 1878 up to March 31st,

Do.

in 1877 up to March 31st,

Increase,

Stamp Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1878.

.$11,366.43

.$31,323.63

26,273.63

$5,050.00

A. LISTER, Collector of Stamp Revenue.

No. 68.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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

year 1878,

By Command,

J. M. PRICE,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th April, 1878.

[No. 31.]

CENTRAL POLICE Barracks, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 15th February, 1878.

    SIR, I have the honour to forward the Criminal Statistics and other Annual Returns of this Department for 1877, for transmission to His Excellency the Governor.

    2. Compared with the previous year, there has been an increase of 481 cases in Serious Offences, 361 cases in Minor Offences, and 842 cases or 12.86 per cent, in the total number of Offences coming under the notice of the Police.

    3. There is little doubt that the famine and floods on the mainland and the unusually high price of rice throughout the year have caused much of the crime against property to which the increase in Serious Offences is chiefly due. Turning to Table C. it will be found that while Robbery with Violence, Burglary, and Larceny in a Dwelling House at Night have decreased, Unlawful Possession and Larceny shew an increase of 446 on the number of cases reported during the previous year; many of these Larcenies relate to property of very small value, and of all the cases in which the amount has been given 35 per cent are thefts of articles valued at less than $5.

    4. Of the five cases of Murder, two arose out of piratical attacks on villages. The first of these occurred about midnight on the 2nd May, when 20 armed men attacked a Chandler's Shop in the village of Ap-Li-Chau; CHING-HUN-TAI one of the inmates of the shop received a gunshot wound which subsequently caused his death. The pirates carried off property valued at $84, together with one of their comrades who had been shot by the Indian Constable on duty. The night being dark, their boat was out of sight before the Inspector could cross the bay with assistance from the Aberdeen Police Station. The second occurred on the night of the 15th October, when a band of robbers, who had landed from a boat on the eastern shore of Tsim-Sha-Tsui, broke into and plundered the house of a boat-builder in the village of Mong-Kok-Tsui; KWOK-SING-KIT one of the shop coolies died two days afterwards of a wound received during the attack.

126

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

   5. I believe the increase in Kidnapping to be only apparent, the total for the past year having been swelled by an unusually large number of suspicious cases brought to trial by the Police, which, upon investigation at the Magistracy, proved to be unfounded.

50

6. Verdicts of Felo de Se were returned at no less than thirteen Coroner's Inquests during the year. 7. Judging from the reports of native traders, I fear that Piracy is steadily increasing.

8. As regards Minor Offences, it will be seen that the increase is caused by an advance of nearly per cent in the number of Nuisance cases, and by the large number of Chinese arrested for being out at night without a pass, for assault, and for public gambling. The latter offence, which for reasons explained in my special Report of 6th December, 1877, (C.S.O. No. 2,530), had rapidly increased during the months of May and June, has now been reduced within narrow limits.

9. The daily average number of prisoners in Gaol during the year was 395 compared with 433 the average number during 1876.

POLICE.

1. The conduct of both officers and men has been exceptionally good, and it is satisfactory to find from Table D. that in the entire force only 22 were dismissed for misconduct during the year.

2. The large number of vacancies in the European element, which for several months affected the efficiency of the force, was remedied in October last by the arrival of twenty well-conducted and intelli- gent men, who had been carefully selected by Inspector THOMSON from the Glasgow Police.

3. The detective force continues to work faithfully and well, but the great difficulty of getting Chinese to come forward as witnesses is found a serious obstacle to bringing criminals to justice; a more liberal system of compensating witnesses for time lost in attendance at Court, would remove one cause of their dislike to give evidence in criminal cases.

4. On several occasions, Chinese Officials have rendered valuable assistance to this Department. In two cases they have assisted in recovering large sums of money from criminals who escaped from Bri- tish jurisdiction, but were subsequently traced to villages in Chinese territory.

5. A system of mounted and foot road patrols, which was established between the different out- lying villages in June last, has had most satisfactory results in suppressing Highway Robbery, which was becoming frequent.

6. We are indebted to the Naval and Military anthorities for the use of Rifle Ranges at Kowloon, which has enabled all members of the force, including the Chinese, who were not previously instructed in the use of the rifle, to go through a course of target practice.

   7. Having regard to the great expense and numerous defects of the telegraph instruments now supplied to this Department, I think the Telephone might be substituted with advantage. This instru- ment appears to be in many respects superior to the Telegraph for Police purposes.

   8. I had the honour to make special Reports to His Excellency the Governor on the following subjects:-

I. The defective accommodation in many of the Police buildings.

II. The purchase of Steam Launches for Harbour Police work.

III. The enrollment of Special Constables for the better protection of some of the outlying

villages.

9. I enclose Mr. FALCONER'S annual Report on the Police School.

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.,

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

C. V. CREAGH,

Acting Captain Superintendent of Police.

Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

:

1

TABLE A.

RETURN of SERIOUS and MINOR OFFENCES reported to have been committed during the Year 1877, with Results of such Reports.

Burglary and Larceny

H

Assaults

Felonies

not

Assaults.

already

Robbery

with Violence from

the Person.

in

Dwelling House

at night.

with

Intent

to rob.

Larceny.

given.

Gambling.

Kidnapping and abduction

or detention of Chinese women and

Female

children.

Unlawful

Possession.

Piracy.

Europeans

and

Indians. Chinese.

Miscellaneous

Total.

Offences.

Aniericans.

1877.

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 Person 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.

January,

February, ......

March, .........

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12

6

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5

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2

3

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May,

June,

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63

86

31

5

2

13

9

12 42 7

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w

31

740

10

92

782

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.

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.

29 66 183

38

6

--

:

..

79

..

43

9 2

1

53

89

39

7

2:

24 1

..

..

13

12

6

..

31 27 84,

57

7

1

359

31

417

177

:

:

:

:

..

102

12

69

131

4 5 ..

62 105 17

14

26

2

5 4

24

24

23 10

..

44 55 98

73

13

??

587

44

099

:

800

57

Cases.

305

299

23]

808

112

106 15

430

229

15

651

:

·

100

54

14 1

1

..

72 108

25

10

17

..

9

7

2

28

26 13

25 61 94

31

4 3

2 576 77 610

83

216

291

636

:

..

LO

H

:

July,

:

00

August,

I

:

6

Co

..

:

:

:

..

*

:

:

..

:

:

:

N

7.

129

829

77 18

N

1

1

83

108 26

I

26 1 7 4 5

29

23 17

1

..

37 93 155

61

3 2 1 710

96

773

73

100

246

30

805

805

126

77

18

2

..

73

110 46 70

13

2

..

..

24

19

10

1

27

8 232

40

11

..

676

84 716

97

141 142 21

793

..

133

70

13

2

3

15

:

81 122

23 23 45 13 6 2 4

30

28 12

37

23 105

74 5 5 2 528

87 607

94 171 170

29

623

.

??

133 76 32

4

1 ..

77 127

25

25

25

69

..

4 1 5

18

15 6

1

70 67 61

86 14 4 2 511

77 601

333

93 131 124 25

709

601

September,..... 3

October,...

November, .....

December,......

**

3

6

Co

3

:

..

135

77

10

4

3 1

99

113

22

:

T ..

2

2

GY

..

10

4

..

..

2

6

1

..

:

:

·

:

:

:

:

22

13

51 6 14

6

6

26

22

8

35

49 6

41

**

H

5

2 506

72 548 79 123 118

26

·

..

128

74 22

4

I

..

66

89

78

22

17

18

5 5 5 1

21

24

00

8

1....

32 40

25

53 5

4

..

440

64 497

497

69

141 136

11

..

134

76 19

4

CR

H

68

149 38

2:

88

29

29 6 1

..

33333

38

5

....

39 17 20]

99

4 2

505 120

..

1920

573

124

142 134 32]

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL,

REMARKS.

823

..

134

61

12 2 2

56

75

17

33

55 47 12 1 8

29

20 5

58 24

29

73

1

354 103 428 110

:

10

92

38

92 19

480

480

TOTAL,....

21

79

1

:

..

2 1,437

813

18

Police Department, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

19% 37 28 4 841 1,282

281

282

497 146 73

??

35 36

309

291 105 9....

* This total includes 5 murders.

464 611 1151 693 84 27 12 6,492 947 7,212 1,043 2,073 2,012 275 7,388

C. V. CREAGH,

Acting Captain Superintendent of Police.

1878.

127

*

128

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6??

1877.

Mendicants.

Unlicensed

Hawking.

TABLE B.

RETURN of MISCELLANEOUS OFFENCES reported to have been committed during the Year 1877, with Results of such Reports.

Desertion,

Street Cries. Refusal, and

Neglect of

Duty.

Rogues, Vagabonds, and

Suspicious

Characters.

Breach of

Public

Vehicles

Ordinance.

Breach of Har-

bour and Coasts 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 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.

Breach of Spirits and Opium Ordinances.

Breach of Registration Ordinance.

February,..

15

11.

4 54 49 5 41

March, .....

April, ...... 27 24 3 125 118 7

44| 42 9 971

1 13

January, ...

35 31 4 170 165 5 23 23 .. 21 20

96]

1 24] 23

1 7

6 2

28 27 1 15 11 4 ..

16 23

12 1

11 11 ..

18

4 4 20 16 4

..

:

:

.

:

2

:

..:

May,....... 23] 16 7

88 86 2

33 33 ..

22 1 23

11 12

:

..

June, .......

18 16 2

42 42

..

21

21 ..

16 23 7

15

16

6

Co

..

..

July, ....... 20 13 7

63 59 4

7 7 .. 33

38

19

Co

3 3

6

:

August, .... 16 12 4

49 48

1

18

8

21

**

251 3

1.

T

:

:

September,.

5

5 .. 53 49 4

2 2 ..

17 22 3 7

H

6

..

..

..

October,....

18

19

2 62 61 1

2 2...

21 21.. 11 6 5

2

N

:

November,.

15

9 6 61 60 1

10

6

CO

H

18 25

.

4

16

00

4

..

December,..

5

4

34 33 1 2

2

11 13 2

10 13

? 3 2 2

31

-3

??

5]

?

16

?

H

Co

9

Co

19

=

CO

N

~

N

N

N

22.

N

1

Co

N

Breach of

Police,

Gaol,

and

Deportation

Ornances.

N

**

Cases reported.

N

?

No. of Persons convicted.

:

No. of Persons discharged.

#

6

21

1 1

..

On

:

Breach of

Pawnbrokers,

Nights a

and

Measures

Ordinances.

Intimidation,

Extortion,

Bribery and

Conspiracy.

Cutting

Trees

or

Earth.

Obtaining Goods and

Money,

by False

Pretences.

Cruelty

to

Furious Driving.

Damage to Property.

1

H

N

2

19

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.

Spurious Coin.

2

..

I

..

4

1 1

1

4 2

..

H

?

..

2

--

·

H

H

??

H

?

M

?

11.

H

:

2

?

10

H

:

1

:

*

:

H

4

..

:

..

:

..

5

9

..

..

4

3

4

-

8

3

12

12

2

2

2 2

1

4

4

..

3 3

..

4

5

..

T

H

..

1

..

1

??

10

6

1

H

..

..

..

:

1 13 16 10

3 2

:

..

..

..

··

12 13

1

2

1

:

2

:

..

4

8

..

4 1 1

:

..

..

1:

1

-

..

7

7..

2

1

Animals, or

No. of Persons convicted.

H

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

N

N

No. of Persons convicted.

-

N

??

5

A

GO

-

15

Totals.

No. of Persons convicted. Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons discharged.

~

M

Cases reported.

N

No. of Persons con?icted.

:

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.

Trespass.

Attempt at

Suicide.

False Evidence

and for Charge, and Contempt of Court.

given.

demeanors

not already!

Mis-

No. of Persons discharged.

:

Cases reported.

Gunpowder Ordinance.

N

N

H

N

N

-

?

2

U

T

H

·

17

15 6

22.

30, 46

:

..

305 299 23

000

112 106 15

236 229 15

229

236

235 216 29

244 246

30

12

UO

:

3 2.

15 25 3

:

12

13 5 ..

**

4

5.

:

..

10]

10 21

N

:

141 142 21

171 170 29

131 124 25.

123 118 26

141 136] 11

5

4

1

142 134 32

N

N

81 51

92 92 19

TOTAL,. 231 189 42 898 866 32

136 134 2

226 263 23 146 100 72

14.

}

Police Department, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

00

8 38 40 31013..10 11 4 31

2 45

25 6

6

2 11 10 4 9

6

3

APRIL, 1878.

79 88 20 26 16 455 126 31 325 25 8 8 5 3 6 5 2 133 159 33 1| 1| 2,073 2,012 275

C. V. CREAGH,

Acting Captain Superintendent of Police.

Description.

. COMPARATIVE RETURN of OFFENCES coming u

SERIOUS.

Number of Cases.

Number of Persons.

Convicted.

Discharged.

BLE C.

notice of POLICE, during the Years 1875, 1876, and 1877.

1875 1876 1877 1875 1876 1877 1875 1876 1877

MINOR.

Number of Persons.

Number of Cases.

Description.

Convicted.

Discharged.

1875 1876 1877 1875 1876 1877 1875

1876 1877

796

255 489 323 497 1,505 2,438 2,073 | 1,864 |2,889 |2,012

786 841 1,270 1,298 |1,282 159 282

269

42

267

26

281

146

334 299

275

549

317

664

523 464 306 611 No analysis of Convictions and Discharges. 849 1,151

Murder,

3**

4

5? 4t

Robbery with Violence from the Person,

Burglary or Larceny from a Dwelling House at Night,

107

Assault with Intent to rob,.............

Kidnapping and Abduction or detention of Chinese

Larcenies,..

Women and Female Children,

Piracy,

Unlawful Possession,

Felonies not already given,.

251

?????

13

90

63

55

GLON

24

21

79

20-

41

23

73

36

31

TORT Y

. 2|||

Assault,

17

Gambling,

12

Miscellaneous,

:

Drunkenness,

Nuisances,

35

35

32

36

No Pass or Light,

5

9

9

7

4

239 309 242

230

938 1,059 1,437

13

8

32

597

9

291

671 813 178 26 10

82

59 105

180 192

4

F

Total,..................... .............

1,395 1,485 1,966

949

974 1,196 324

295

341

Increase-481 Cases, or 32.39 per cent.

Total

4,086 5,061 5,422 3,623 4,510 3,791 645 592

702

Increase-361 Cases, or 7.13 per cent.

*

* One Case also given under Piracy.

+ Two Prisoners convicted, but received a free pardon, and sentence of one prisoner was commuted to Penal Servitude for Life. Two Prisoners were convicted of Manslaughter.

# Two Cases also reported under Burglary, and one under Robbery with Violence from Person.

Central Police Barracks, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

Total Cases-7,388.

Increase-842 Cases, or 12.86 per cent.

!

C. V. CREAGH,

Acting Captain Superintendent of Police.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

129

130

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

TABLE D.

CASUALTIES in the POLICE FORCE during the Year 1877.

Force.

Deaths.

Resignations through Sickness.

Resignations

through Expiry of Dismissals. Pensioned. Desertions.

Service or other

Transferred to other Department.

Total.

Causes.

Europeans,

...

Indians,

Chinese,

co co

Total,....

6

Co

12

227

5

5

18

12..

∞ ∞ co

3

1

8

69 6

5

17

- :0

1

24 33

54

16

31

22

29

4

3

111

Central Police Station, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

E.

C. V. CREAGH,

Acting Captain Superintendent of Police.

POLICE SCHOOL, HONGKONG, 1st February, 1878.

  SIR,-I have the honour to forward for your perusal the Report on the Police School for the year ending 31st Decem- ber, 1877.

  2. During the year, the School has been pursuing a quiet course of usefulness. The sad death of Mr. GAIR has been a great loss to the School: his intimate knowledge of Police work, and his excellence as a teacher, made his services especi- ally valuable, and it was a difficult matter to fill his place satisfactorily. Mr. DUGGAN however since his appointment has performed his duties well, and increased experience will make him a very valuable teacher.

3. Mr. CHEUNG-A-LEUNG, who left for a post in the Chinese Mission to Japan, was succeeded by Mr. CHIU-CHI-Tsung. 4. As a large number of Europeans now possess exemption certificates, and a considerable number have left the Colony on the expiration of their term of service, the attendance has been small, but as only three of the last draft succeeded in passing the examination I expect a larger attendance during 1878. The number of men who presented themselves during A feature worthy of note in the examinations the year

for examination was 19, of whom 13 passed and the remainder failed. of this year is that a number of those who passed consisted of men whose education had been neglected in early life, but who are now qualified for promotion, which they could never hope to obtain but for the education received at the school.

5. To make the teaching of the Europeans as practical as possible, I have introduced the Police Regulations as a text book, and have made the writing of Reports a weekly exercise.

1

6. There have been two examinations of the Indian Constables during the year, one, to test their knowledge of English and Chinese in order to select two intelligent men for Corporalships; the other was the ordinary Annual Examination. English and Chinese led to The first examination has produced a most satisfactory effect. The fact that a knowled

and accordingly I am able promotion has caused a greater interest to be taken in these studies by a larger numbe to report a marked progress on the part of the indians during the year, and at the examination at its close much higher results were obtained, than at the examinations of previous years. I may note that one Indian Corporal passed the Euro- pean examination.

 7. Towards the end of the year the attendance of the Constables was considerably diminished in consequence of all practice at Kowloon, but this was partly compensated by the attendance of Indian Candidates, who, while waiting for a vacancy in the force, employ their leisure in the study of English and Chinese.

8. I have to make the same Report on the Chinese Constables that has been made in previous years. They make good progress in the time they are allowed to come to school; in some instances more than can be reasonably expected under the circumstances. Still, as long as promotions are made from the ranks to Interpreterships, so long will these men make up by private study for the loss of school time of which the exigencies of the service deprive them. Three Interpreters have been taken from the school, and one English speaking Lokang transferred for service to the Gaol department during the

year.

9. In conclusion I beg to throw out the suggestion that the scheme of quarterly examinations be so extended as to comprise promotions to Sergeantships and even to higher positions in the service. Such a scheme would induce many of the more studious men to prosecute their studies after their attendance at school is no longer compulsory. I am sure that if it were understood that a higher grade certificate formed a factor in selection for promotion, a very large number of men would work to obtain it.

The following are the Statistics for the

year:-

Nationality.

Europeans,

Indians, Chinese,

School days. 156

152

76

Average Attendance.

4.16 28.07 115.46

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

ALEXANDER FALCONER, Master in Charge.

No. 69.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Financial Returns are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

130

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

TABLE D.

CASUALTIES in the POLICE FORCE during the Year 1877.

Force.

Deaths.

Resignations through Sickness.

Resignations

through Expiry of Dismissals. Pensioned. Desertions.

Service or other

Transferred to other Department.

Total.

Causes.

Europeans,

...

Indians,

Chinese,

co co

Total,....

6

Co

12

227

5

5

18

12..

∞ ∞ co

3

1

8

69 6

5

17

- :0

1

24 33

54

16

31

22

29

4

3

111

Central Police Station, Hongkong, 15th February, 1878.

E.

C. V. CREAGH,

Acting Captain Superintendent of Police.

POLICE SCHOOL, HONGKONG, 1st February, 1878.

  SIR,-I have the honour to forward for your perusal the Report on the Police School for the year ending 31st Decem- ber, 1877.

  2. During the year, the School has been pursuing a quiet course of usefulness. The sad death of Mr. GAIR has been a great loss to the School: his intimate knowledge of Police work, and his excellence as a teacher, made his services especi- ally valuable, and it was a difficult matter to fill his place satisfactorily. Mr. DUGGAN however since his appointment has performed his duties well, and increased experience will make him a very valuable teacher.

3. Mr. CHEUNG-A-LEUNG, who left for a post in the Chinese Mission to Japan, was succeeded by Mr. CHIU-CHI-Tsung. 4. As a large number of Europeans now possess exemption certificates, and a considerable number have left the Colony on the expiration of their term of service, the attendance has been small, but as only three of the last draft succeeded in passing the examination I expect a larger attendance during 1878. The number of men who presented themselves during A feature worthy of note in the examinations the year

for examination was 19, of whom 13 passed and the remainder failed. of this year is that a number of those who passed consisted of men whose education had been neglected in early life, but who are now qualified for promotion, which they could never hope to obtain but for the education received at the school.

5. To make the teaching of the Europeans as practical as possible, I have introduced the Police Regulations as a text book, and have made the writing of Reports a weekly exercise.

1

6. There have been two examinations of the Indian Constables during the year, one, to test their knowledge of English and Chinese in order to select two intelligent men for Corporalships; the other was the ordinary Annual Examination. English and Chinese led to The first examination has produced a most satisfactory effect. The fact that a knowled

and accordingly I am able promotion has caused a greater interest to be taken in these studies by a larger numbe to report a marked progress on the part of the indians during the year, and at the examination at its close much higher results were obtained, than at the examinations of previous years. I may note that one Indian Corporal passed the Euro- pean examination.

 7. Towards the end of the year the attendance of the Constables was considerably diminished in consequence of all practice at Kowloon, but this was partly compensated by the attendance of Indian Candidates, who, while waiting for a vacancy in the force, employ their leisure in the study of English and Chinese.

8. I have to make the same Report on the Chinese Constables that has been made in previous years. They make good progress in the time they are allowed to come to school; in some instances more than can be reasonably expected under the circumstances. Still, as long as promotions are made from the ranks to Interpreterships, so long will these men make up by private study for the loss of school time of which the exigencies of the service deprive them. Three Interpreters have been taken from the school, and one English speaking Lokang transferred for service to the Gaol department during the

year.

9. In conclusion I beg to throw out the suggestion that the scheme of quarterly examinations be so extended as to comprise promotions to Sergeantships and even to higher positions in the service. Such a scheme would induce many of the more studious men to prosecute their studies after their attendance at school is no longer compulsory. I am sure that if it were understood that a higher grade certificate formed a factor in selection for promotion, a very large number of men would work to obtain it.

The following are the Statistics for the

year:-

Nationality.

Europeans,

Indians, Chinese,

School days. 156

152

76

Average Attendance.

4.16 28.07 115.46

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

ALEXANDER FALCONER, Master in Charge.

No. 69.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Financial Returns are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE COLONY OF HONGKONG DURING THE YEAR ENDED 31st DECEMBER, 1877.

REVENUE.

AMOUNT.

EXPENDITURE.

AMOUNT.

THE HONGKONG governmENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

131

Spirit Retailers,.

Lard Revenue,

Rents, exclusive of Lands,.

LICENCES:-

Pawnbrokers,

Auctioneers,

$ C.

222,656.72

58,578.66

CIVIL DEPARTMENTS:- Governor,

28,395.00

9,450.00

C.

27,666.19

3,300.00

Tenements for Emigrants,..

47.40

Emigration Brokers,

1,600.00

Billiard Tables and Bowling Alleys,..

1,025.00

Opium Monopoly,

132,000.00

Boarding Houses,

224.00

Marriages,

273.00

Chinese Undertakers,

70.00

Money Changers,

770.00

Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Treasurer, Auditor General, Clerk of Councils,. Surveyor General, Postmaster General, Registrar General, Harbour Master,.

Lighthouses,

Collector of Stamp Revenue,

Judicial Departments,

Ecclesiastical

17,757.43

9,099.50

18,083.56

973.00

35,114.08

39,598.21

15,883.42

32,366.60

Marine Store Dealers,.

1,875.00

Spirit Distillers, .

310.00

Educational

Medical

Department,

do.,

do.,

4,614.22

4,205.37

44,711.57

5,010.11

19,766.71

32,381.33

TAXES:-

179,339.40 Police Magistrates' do.,

17,395.64

Stamps,

118,488.93

Police

do.,

181,066.28

Police, Lighting, Water, and Fire Brigade Rates,

190,864.58

Gaol

do.,

31,478.14

3353.51

Fire Brigade

do.,

9,694.53

Postage,

6,675.78

Government Gardens Department,

4,150.57

Fines, Forfeitures, and Fees of Courts :-

Pensions, Retired Allowances, and Gratuities,

13,731.59

Fines,

Forfeitures,

Fees,

FEES OF OFFICE:-

On Cemetery Burials,.

13,594.10

Charitable Allowances,

4,056.86

Transport,

3,166.95

Works and Buildings,

20.817.91

Roads, Streets, and Bridges,.

5,605.58

4,291.60

83,409.54

73,045.42

792.50

Lighthouses,

663.15

Licences for Junks, &c.,

19,051.50

Miscellaneous Services,

Registry of Boats,

3,438.76

Do.

Do.

of Cargo Boats and Crew, of Hawkers,

2,347.29

Military Contribution,

Land and Houses Purchased,

39,256.37

101,183.15

1,005.00

3,165.50

Cargo Boats Certificates,

397.00

Registration of Householders,

1,441.25

Do. of Servants, &c.,

168.50

Official Signatures,

Registration of Deeds,

Shipping Seamen,

Examination of Masters and Mates,

Ship Surveys,

Colonial Registers,

Merchant Shipping Act,.

Registry of Carriages, Chairs, &c.,

Registration of Companies,..

78.00

3,153.00

7,358.00

430.00

50.00

65.00

321.00

1,599.50

546.00

Medical Fees on Examination of Emigrants,

11,969.00

Registration of Births, &c.,

Light Dues,

Licences for Steam Launches,

Official Administrator and Assignee,.

Registration of Trade Marks,..

Licences of Chinese Passengers Ships,

Sale of Government Property,

Reimbursements,

Interest,

Miscellaneous Receipts,...

Special Receipts under Ordinance No. 10 of 1867,

38.00

14,984.33

122.50

603.41

0.50

375.00

72,495.54

2,305.06

35,343.01

9,802.36

24,920.18

7,023.90

TOTAL,.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1878,

|1,005,312.03

A. F. ALVES, Accountant.

TOTAL,..

Examined,

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Auditor General.

873,207.86

CECIL C. SMITH, Colonial Treasurer.

132

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

REVENUE.

INCREASE,

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF THE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE COLONY OF HONGKONG IN 1876 AND 1877.

1876.

1877.

DECREASE.

EXPENDITURE.

1876.

1877.

INCREASE.

DECREASE.

C.

$

E.

Land Revenue,

Rents, exclusive of Lands,

LICENCES:-

136,413.40

61,446.10

222,656.72

$

86,243.32

C.

".

$

C.

C.

C.

CIVIL DEPARTMENTS:-

58,578.66

2,867.44

Governor,

27,907.83

27,666.19

Colonial Secretary,

17,802.86

17,757.43

241.64

45.43

Spirit Retailers,

28,085.44

26,395.00

309.56

Pawnbrokers,

8,750.00

9,450.00

700.00

Auctioneers,

3,425.00

3,300.00

125.00

Tenements for Emigrants,

66.45

47.40

19.05

Colonial Treasurer, Auditor General, Clerk of Councils,.

Surveyor General,

9,083.99

9,099.50

14,046.77

18,083.56

15.51

4,036.79

1,003.62

973.00

30.62

30,674.12

35,114.08

Emigration Brokers,

1,800.00

1,600.00

200.00

Postmaster General,.

38,675.40

39,598.21

4,439.96

922.81

Billiard Tables and Bowling Alleys,.

852.09

1,025.00

172.91

Registrar General,

16,891.50

15,883.42

Opium Monopoly,..

133,000.00

132,000.00

1,000.00

Harbour Master,

32,464.63

32,366.60

Boarding Houses,.

192.00

224.00

32.00

Lighthouses,

5,639.70

4,614.22

1,008.08

98.03

1,025.48

Marriages,...

204.00

273.00

69.00

Collector of Stamp Revenue,

3,925.27

4,205.37

280.10

Chinese Undertakers,

80.00

70.00

19.00 | Judicial Departments,

42,826.94

44,711.57

1,884.63

Money Changers, .

755.00

770.00

15.00

Registrar of Companies, .

192.00

Marine Store Dealers,

Spirit Distillers,

2,070.00

110.00

1,875.00

310.00

200.00

195.00 Ecclesiastical Department, Educational

5,136.00

5,010.11

Do.,

20,572.31

19,766.71

192.00

125.89

805.60

TAXES:---

Medical

Do.,

34,934.31

32,381.33

Stamps,

103,845.69

118,488.93

14,643.24

Police Magistrates' Do.,

18,108.73

17,395.64

2,552.98

713.09

Police, Lighting, Water, and Fire Brigade Rates,

184.509.25

190,864.58

6,355.33

Police

Do.,

176,628.61

181,066.28

4,437.67

Postage,

53,760.01

62,675.78

8,915.77

Gaol

Do.,

31,770.31

31,478.14

Fines of Courts,

12,464.64

13,594.10

1,129.46

Fire Brigade

Do.,

15,299.29 9,694.53

Forfeitures of Courts,

290.77

4,056.86

3,766.09

Government Gardens Department,

4,299.18

4,150.57

292.17

5,604.76

148.61

Fees of Courts,

3,787.68

3,166.95

620.73 Pensions, Retired Allowances, and Gratuities,

14,288.86

13,731.59

557.27

FEES OF OFFICE:-

Charitable Allowances,

3,588.76

5,605.58

2,016.82

On Cemetery Burials,

555.50

792.50

237.00

Transport,

1,248.33

4,291.60

3,043.27

Licences for Junks, &c.,

18,073.00

19,051.50

978.50

Works and Buildings,

136,400.55

83,409.54

52,991.01

Registry of Boats,

3,410.90

3,438.76

27.86

Roads, Streets, and Bridges,

54,554.02

73,045.42

Do.

of Cargo Boats and Crew,

2,026.46

2,347.29

320.83

Lighthouses,

499.08

663.15

18,491.40

164.07

Do.

of Hawkers,

2,882.00

3,165.50

283.50

Cargo Boats Certificates,

362.00

397.00

35.00

Registration of Householders,

1,337.50

1,441.25

103.75

Miscellaneous Services,

Land and Houses Purchased,

Military Contribution,

38,181.71

39,256.37

1,074.66

1,005.00

1,005.00

105,855.53

101,183.15

4,672.38

Do.

of Servants, &C.,..

Official Signatures,

198.00

66.00

168.50

*9.50

78.00

12.00

Registration of Deeds,

2,456.75

3,153.00

696.25

Shipping Seamen,..

7,141.00

7,358.00

217.00

Examination of Masters and Mates,

690.00

430.00

260.00

Ship Surveys,

50.00

50.00

Colonial Registers,

30.00

65.00

35.00

Merchant Shipping Act,

335.00

321.00

14.00

Registry of Chairs, Carriages, &c.,..

1,619.00

1,599.50

19.50

Registration of Companies,

66.00

546 00

480.00

Medical Fees on Examination of Emigrants,.

14,075.75

Registration of Births, &c.,

44.60

11,969.00

38.00

2,106.75

6.60

Light Dues,

15,741.18

14,984.33

.....

756.85

Registration of Trade Marks,

0.50

0.50

Licences for Steam Launches,.

105.00

122.50

17.50

Official Administrator, and Assignees,

636.67

603.41

33.26

Licences of Chinese Passengers Ships,

309.50

375.00

65.50

Sale of Government Property,..

3,761.69

2,305.06

1,456.63

Reimbursements,

40,209.06

35,343.01

4,866.05

Interest,...

5,995.85

9,802.36 3,806.51

Miscellaneous Receipts,

20,742.51

Special Receipts under Ordinance No. 10 of 1867,

6,530.10

24,920.18

7,023.90

$

885,308.54 | 1,005,312.03

Deduct Decrease,.

Nett Increase,.

4,177.67

493.80

134,589.85

14,586.36

120,003.49

14,586.36

A. F. ALVES,

Examined,

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1878.

Accountant.

Deduct Increase,.

Nett Decrease,..

J. GARDINER AUSTIN, Auditor General,

902,500.21

873,207.86

41,812.69

71,105.04

41,812.69

..$

29,292.35

CECIL C. SMITH,

Colonial Treasurer.

1

STATEMENT OF THE ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF THE COLONY OF HONGKONG, ON THE 31ST DECEMBER, 1877.

ASSETS.

?

d.

LIABILITIES.

?

d.

$

?A

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

By Monies deposited in Chartered Banks

at interest,

Silver Currency,

>>

? Copper Currency,..

? S. d. $ C. 56,250. 0. 0.270,000.00 9,502. 1. 8 45,610.00 3,750. 0. 0 18,000.00

To Deposits not available,..

10,201.11. 4 48,967.52

Pensions due on 31st December, 1877,

645.16. 8

3,100.00

""

""

""

,, Balance in Bank at Current Account,. 15,668.13. 4

75,209.61

"}

Expenses of 1877, payable after the end of the year,. Military Contribution, 4th Quarter of 1877, ?5,000 @ 3/103, General Post Office, Imperial Share of Revenue for December,

12,500. 0. 0

60,000.00

5,347.11.10

25,668.45

434.12. 0

2,086.09

""

""

""

Remittances to the Crown Agents not yet due, ?5,000.0.0 @4/0,. Balance in hands of the Crown Agents, ?1,174.10.0 @ 4/07/, Balance due by the Government of India,..

Advances and other Sums to be recovered,

Outstanding Revenue, viz. :-

Land Revenue,.

85,170,15. 0 408,819.61

5,208. 6. 8 1,201.10. 8

"}

17. 0. 4

393. 6. 1

25,000.00

5,767.36

81.68

1,887.87

?409.12.3 @ 3/1111,

Pensions due to ex-Police Constables, for 1877,

Refund of Police, Lighting and Water Rates for 1877,

271.10.5

1,303.31

416.13. 4

2,000.00

""

""

Officers' Remittances, not yet paid,

853. 3. 4

4,095.20

Balances of Estates,

do.,

??

Loan from Special Fund, to defray the cost of Lighthouse,

8,333. 6. 8

40,000.00

?

S. d.

Taxes,

Postages,.

:

Interest,

Other Revenue,

10,053.11.11

62. 1. 1

$ C.

48,257.26

297.86

912. 9. 7

4,379.90

Total Liabilities,....

590. 3. 5

2,832.83

11,618. 6. 0 55,767.85

TOTAL ASSETS,..........

.? 103,609. 4.101 497,324.37

39,004. 5. 8 187,220.57

Balance to the Credit of the Colony,

64,604.19. 2 310,103.80

?103,609. 4.10 497,324.37

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Auditor General.

The amounts in the second columns show the actual sums to the debit or credit of the Colony. The amounts rendered in Sterling in the first columns are merely calculations at the uniform rate of 4/2 per dollar.

Auditor General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2nd April, 1878.

133

1877.

RECEIPTS.

July

1 Balance from last Account,

2 Interest on Fixed Deposits,

October 6

Do.

do.,

Nov.

13

Do.

don.

28

Do.

do.,

""

Dec.

28

THE SPECIAL FUND ACCOUNT.

134

!

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6?? APRIL, 1878.

g. 8

s

1877.

PAYMENTS.

C.

520

00

380,000

00 July

2

For detection and suppression of Gambling,

1,500

00 Aug.

1

Do.

do.

do.,

320

00

100

1,500 00 Sept.

3

Do.

do.

do.,

320 00

9:

1,500 00 Oct. 1

Do.

do.

do.,

320

00

1,500

00

Nov.

1

Do.

do.

do.,

Dec.

1

Do.

do.

do.,

5,343 18

....

31

""

Contribution towards Police Expenditure for the quarter ending this day,

31

>>

Balance,-Fixed Deposits,

320

00

320

00

9,223 18

380,000 00

Do. received in England (October 1st ), on Fixed Deposits of

?29,750 at 5% to 30th June, 1877, ?1,088.2.4 at 4/07,

$391,343 18

$391,343 | 18

J. GARDINER AUSTIN,

Auditor General.

No. 70.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

OVERN

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th April, 1878.

Government of India.

135

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS. (No. 8.)

BAY OF BENGAL-BRITISH BURMA-BASSEIN RIVER.

Burgess Rock off Hinghie Island.

With reference to Notice to Mariners, No. 8, dated 16th June 1877, issued by this Department, further information regarding the rock situated in mid channel abreast of the north-east point of Hinghie island, states that a second class iron buoy, painted white and black vertically, has been laid 10 yards N. N. E. of the rock, now called Burgess rock, over which there is a depth of 17 feet at low-water springs, on the following bearings:-

Collier's house at N. E. end of Hinghie.. Stony point (north side of river). Ward point (south side of river)

N. W. N., distant one mile. N. E. N., 6 miles.

E. by N., N. (northerly,) 2 miles.

It is also reported that the sand to the east of the Wolf rock, situated on the east side of Hinghie island, has extended a quarter of a mile to the eastward.

[Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 2° 45′′ Easterly in 1878.] By Direction of the Government of India,

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr., (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 1st March 1878.

      This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-Rangoon and Bassein or Negrais rivers, No. 834; Preparis North Channel, No. 152; Coronge island to White point, No. 823; Bay of Bengal, Eastern Sheet, No. 70 b; and Tailor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I, page 496.

      If this Notice is received on boardship, the substance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by it, and introduced into the Sailing Directions to which it relates.

Government of India.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE, AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 9.)

BAY OF BENGAL-COAST OF ORISSA. Fairway Buoy at False Point.

     Notice has been given by the Harbour Master at False Point that the Outer or Fairway Buoy has been moved 21?2 cables in a north-westerly direction from its former position. It now lies in 23 feet at low-water springs; from it the Tripod beacon on the Sandy Point bears S. S. E. E., distant nearly one sea mile; and Temple Tree, near Jumboo, bears W. by S. 1S.

[The Bearings are Magnetic. Variation 2° 40′ Easterly in 1878.]

By Direction of the Government of India,

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 5th March 1878.

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr., (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

This Notice affects the Admiralty Chart of False Point anchorage, No. 755; also, Indian Marine Survey Charts, False Point anchorage, No. 1165; and False Point to Mutlah river, No 115; also Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I., page 469.

If this Notice is received on boardship, the substance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by it, and introduced into the Sailing Directions to which it relates.

Government of India.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AGRICULTURE, AND COMMERCE.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 10.) INDIA.

CEYLON-SOUTH-EAST COAST.

(1).-Intended Light and Fog Signal on Little Bassas Rocks.

     Information has been received that it is intended, on or about the 25th March 1878, to exhibit a light from a light-house now nearly completed on Little Bassas rocks:-

the

The light will be a flashing white light, showing two flashes in quick succession every minute, elevated 110 feet above sea, and should be visible in clear weather from a distance of about 16 miles.

Also, that during thick and foggy weather, a bell will be sounded twice in quick succession every half minute. Further notice will be given when this light is exhibited.

(2).-Intended Alteration in Great Bassas Rocks Fog Signal.

     Also, that on or about 25th March 1878, it is intended to make the following alteration in the fog signal at Great Bassas rocks:-

*

136

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

During thick and foggy weather the bell will be sounded once every fifteen seconds, instead of every seven seconds as at present.

Further notice will be given when this change is effected.

NOTE.-Great and Little Bassas light-houses may be distinguished in day time by the following distinctive features:--- The lantern of Great Bassas light-house has a conical roof and one gallery at the top of the tower. The lantern of Little Bassas light-house has a domed roof and two galleries at the top of the tower.

By Direction of the Government of India,

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr., (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 8th March 1878.

    This Notice will affect the following Admiralty Charts:-Bengal Bay, No. 70a; Ceylon island, Southern part, No. 813; cape Comorin to Coconada, No. 828; and Ceylon, S.E. coast, &c., No. 2815: also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, &c., 1878, Nos. 66 and 67; Indian Marine Survey light list, 1878, Nos. 51 and 52; and Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I, page 438.

NOTICE.

Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates, are hereby informed that the Rates for the Second Quarter of the year 1878, are payable in advance, during and within the Month of April.

It is requested that such Rates may be paid before the 30th April, as after that date application will be made to the Supreme Court for the recovery of arrears.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 6th April, 1878.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 5th April, 1878.

Letters. Papers.

CECIL C. SMITH, Colonial Treasurer.

Lets. Ppra,

1 regd.

1

Letters. Papers.

Adwands & Co. 5 1

Asplans, E. H. 1

Alibbay, A.

A-Foo

Bun Hang Hau 1 regd.

Collins, E. F. 8

Clark

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Gilkison, W. P. 1

1

Graves, Miss A. 1

Koon, W. K. Kennett, Mr.

1 regd. 1 regd.

Carson, D.

Gillespie, C.

1

Coulson, A.

1

Gregg, Dr.

Letters. Papers. Mitchell, MissE. 1 MacDonald, J. 1 Mally, F. d?

1 regd.

1

Clarke, Miss M. 1

Slater, A. T. 1 Seymour, Esq. 1 Sarda, Monsr. 1

Smith, Chas.

1

Cruz, B. A. da 1

Lie, Mandarin 1 regd.

Busk & Co., C.J. 1

Caurisulo, A.

Holam, E.

1

Blankenger, J. 1

Bullock, T. L. 1

Duchesne, M.

1

Holler, Frederico 1' Harris, Capt.

Lim Yun Yutsy?l Latham, L. H. 1

2

2

Nicholls, J. T. B.

Osgood, J. P.

2

Smith, L. J.

1

Shadforth, Jno.

Smith, Heer

1

Simani, F.

1

Batten, Mrs.

1

Davidge, Mrs. L. 1

Bryce, Mr.

1

Davieson, W.

1

Boas, J.

1

Burry, A.

1

Davidson, G. B. 1 Davis, T. K.

1

Barnard, Miss L. 1

Banks. Geo

1 re?d.

Evans E.

Hen Quang Yung 1 Hawkins, Capt. 1 Harvey, A. S. Harvey, Capt. 1 Honsego Hudson, Mrs. A.J. 1

1

Mirza, A M. S. 1 regd. Mills, Chas. F. 2 Mansau, Thos. 1

1

Macpherson, G.

8

Pinchen, F.

Paulsen, H. Pembroke, F. 2 1

1

1

Tong Hing

Machado, Crus 1 Maher, J. M. 1

Ponomareff, P.A.1

Van Dyke, Miss 1

ACOC sir. I

9

McLelland, Jr. 1

Campbell, W. 4

Colliver, Capt. 1

Gardner, C. J. 2 Geldart, Rev. E. 2

Irwin, Dr.

1

Menegante, A. A. 1 Martin, Mrs. H. 1

1

Robertson, R. 1 parcel Rosenthal, Rozario, P. P. do 1

Wah Tan Weilings, H.

1 regd.

Victor Emanuel,............................

For H. M. Ships.

For Merchant Ships.

.....1 Letter.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets Pprs.

Anazi Aberney

1 regd.

Eastern Isles, s.s. 1

1

Elizabeth Chills 1

Henry S. Sanford 1 Hopeful

Maggie Douglas 1

Pacific, s.s.

1

2

Messenger 1

Tai Watts Taunton

1

11

2

Antipodes

1

Empress

1

Henrik Hsen 1

Merse

2

1

H. G. Johnson 1

Mars

1

Roderick Hay 1

Thingvalla, s.s. 1

Tape Sing

1

Benefactor

1

Firth of Tay

7

Mikado

Tokatea

1

Benarty, s.s.

3

Flodden

1

Madeline

2

Sarah Nicholson 4

2

James Shepherd 2 3

The Murray

6

Fitzpatrick, s.s. 1

Maid of Judah 1

Star of the North 1

Thos. Fletcher 1

Chili

2

F. Nightingale 1

McCallum More 2

St. Elmo

4

City of Aberdeen

1

Carnatic

G. Caulfield

Killarney, s.s. Karo, s.s.

1

Madras, s.s.

1

Sophia

5

Undaunted 1

1

2

Sophie

6

Creswell

2

Staghound

3

George Crashaw 5 Garmouth

Loweswater

1

2

Oneida

1

S. R. Mead

1

Victoria

2

Devana

Leon Crespo

Strathmore

16

Victory

14

Largs

1

Store Dealer

Emily Chaplin 2

H. Armitage

Ladoren

2 1 regd. Peruvian

Sir Harry Parkes 4

Elizabeth Ostel 2

Empreza

Explorador

1 1

Hosea, s.s.

Harbinger Hawkesbury

Lombardian

Paracca

1

1

Pauline P. Fitzpatrick 1

Syringe

Twilight

1

Wandering Jew 1

1 1

Yentai, s.s.

2

Art of Building. Association of Female

     Workers. Alphabet.

Bulletin, Am. Geo. So-

ciety. Birmingham Weekly

Post.

Baiss Brothers & Co., p.c. B?richerische Freitags

Zeitung.

Catalogue of Steam En-

gines. Catalogue de la Littera- ture Fran?aise Moderne. Central-Blatt f?r das

Deutsche Reich.

*

Die Modenwelt. Dorf Chronik. Die Limmat. Dresdner Nachrichten.

Express.

L. R. Burnham 1 Lady Penrhyn 7

Books, &c., Iron Trade Circular. Illustrirte Zeitschrift, &c.

without Covers.

Le Belge. Lennox Herald. La Gazette. La Nazione.

Journal Amusant. Journal de St. Peters-

bourg.

Monatsschrift f?r den

Orient.

Newcastle Weekly Chro-

nicle.

Punch.

Preussisches Handelsar-

chin.

Rotterdamsche Courant. Record.

Le Propagateur. London Iron Trade Ex- Niederl?ndische Handels, Revue Scientifique, &c.

change. Le Nord.

South Pacific Times.

&c.

Neblspalter.

Detained for Postage.

Thomaz, Antonio, Rua do Peligro, Callao, (30 cents),

Sample of Ribbons. Saturday Review.

Teviotdale Record. The Implement Manu-

facturer's Review. The Jersey Weekly Press. The Westminster Papers.

Zeitschrift f?r Ethno-

logie.

............1 Letter.

136

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

During thick and foggy weather the bell will be sounded once every fifteen seconds, instead of every seven seconds as at present.

Further notice will be given when this change is effected.

NOTE.-Great and Little Bassas light-houses may be distinguished in day time by the following distinctive features:--- The lantern of Great Bassas light-house has a conical roof and one gallery at the top of the tower. The lantern of Little Bassas light-house has a domed roof and two galleries at the top of the tower.

By Direction of the Government of India,

A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr., (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 8th March 1878.

    This Notice will affect the following Admiralty Charts:-Bengal Bay, No. 70a; Ceylon island, Southern part, No. 813; cape Comorin to Coconada, No. 828; and Ceylon, S.E. coast, &c., No. 2815: also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, &c., 1878, Nos. 66 and 67; Indian Marine Survey light list, 1878, Nos. 51 and 52; and Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I, page 438.

NOTICE.

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1878.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

CAPE D'?GUILAR, HEIGHT 170 FEET.

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

WINDS

WINDS

RAIN FALL,

DAY AND

THERMOMETER.

BARO-

DATE,

HOUR.

? TO 12.

METER

WEA-

THER.

BARO-

THERMOMETER.

0 To 12.

WEA-

METER

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct.

Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

THERMOMETER.

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

THER.

A

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

THERMOMETER.

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct.

Force.

In inches

during previous 24 hours.

Saturday, 9 30.14 68.0]

30th

March. 3

30.10 65.0

Noon 30.15 | 66.0 70.0 65.0 66.0 63.0 65.0 62.0

Sunday, 9

31st

March.

30.1862.5

Noon

3

30.14 64.0 66,0 60.0 64.0 58.0

:

:

::

: ?

68.0 66.0

C.

29.99 73.0)

69.5 67.0 ENE

1

..

o.p.

30.02 73.0

66.0 65.0 N

4

O.C.

28.80 63.0

..

o.c.r.t.l.

o.c.r.

30.03 | 71.0 79.0 62.0 65.0 65.0 N 29.97 69.0

2

o.r.l.t.

1.89

30.01 73.0 74.0 65.5 64.0] 63,0| N

4

o.r.t.l.

2.10

63.0 63.0 SE 28.24 60.0 61.0) 59.0 60.0 60.0] NW

..

2

O.C.

3

o.r.l.t.

2.10

:

65.5, 64.0 E

5

o.r.

29.99 72.0

:

:

63.5 62.0 NE

5

r.t.l.

28.18 59.0]

..

:

59.0 59.0 E

5

o.r.t.

THE

62.0 57.0

C.

30.02 66.0

68.5 59.0 E

4

g.m.

30.06 66.0

..

30.01 66.0 67.0 59.0 65.5 60.0 ESE

4

b.c.

0.38

30.06 63.5

:

63.0 59.0

3

29.97 65.0

:

..

64.5 60.0 ESE

4

g.m.

30.05 | 66.5 66.5 58.0 64.5 57.0 NE 29.97 66.0

:8

63.0 56.0 NE

5

o.m.

28.27 53.0]

54.0 52.0 E

?

10

o.c m.

:

5

LO

0.

0.85

28.24 55.0 55.0, 51.0 55.0 52.0 E

5

o.c.m.

0.45

..

60.0 59.0 NE

5

0.

28.15 54.0]

:

54.0 54.0 E

5

??

o.c.m.

:

Monday,

1st

April.

9

30.17 64.0

Noon 30.14 65.0 65,5 60.5 65.0 63.0

GO

3

30.08 65.0

::

64.0 62.5

c.m.

30.00 66.0!

65.5 64.0 E

3

o.m.

30.05 66.0

:

63.0 62.0 N

2

0.

:

28.28 60.0

60.0 60.0 SE

3

o.f.d.

..

Tuesday,

2nd

9 30.14 70.0

Noon 30.13 73.0 74.5 64.0 73.0 70.5

65.0 63,0

70.0 67.0

April. 3

30.06 73.0

..

73.0 70.0

Wednesday,

3rd

30.16 72.0

9 Noon 30.16 | 77.0 78.5 70.0|| 77,0 75,0

··

..

72.0 72.0

8

True wind cannot be registered.

c.m.

30.00 68.0 67.5 58.0 66.5 65.0 E

3

o.m.

0.66

30.04 | 66.0 66.5 59.0 63.0 63.0 N

2

0.

0.09

28.22 64.0 64.0 58.0 64.0 64.0 SE

3

o.f.

0.75

c.m.

29.98 68.0

66.0 65.0 ESE

4

o.p.

29.97 66.5

:

64.0 63.0] N

2

0.

28.22 63.0

:

63.0 63.0 SE

3

o.f.

b.c.m.

29.99 69.0

71.0 70.0 E

1

..

b.c.m.

30.02 67.5

Do.

b.c.m.

29.98 74.0 76.0 63.0 74.5 73.0 E

2

b.c.

· 0.00

b.c.m.

29.98 75.0

:

79.0 76.5 E

2

b.c.

::

68.0 68.0 NE

1

o.m.

28.31 | 69.0

..

30.04 69.0 73.0 66.0 68.0 67.5 NE 29.97 70.0)

1 o.m.

0.04

c.m.

30.0075.0

:

75.0 74.0 E

1

b.c.

30.01 70.0

:

:

69.0 69.0 NE

3

o.m.

69.0 68.0 Calm

0

f.

:?? ;

:

28.28 71.0

28.34 69.0|

::

..

69.0 69.0】 S

2

o.f.

28.33 71.0 71.0 64.0 70.0 70.0| SSW

3

O.C.

0.00

:

71.0 70.0 S

3

o.p.f.

c.m.

30.00 78.0 79.0 68.0 77.0 77,0 ESE

I

b.c.

0.00

30.04 | 71.0 75.5 65.0 68.5 68.5 Calm

0

f.

0.02

April.

3

30.10 77.0

Thursday,

4th

9 30.19 73.0

:

:

:

77.0 74.0

c.m.

30.00 78.0

85.0 81.0 Calm

0

b.c.

30.04 73.0

:

:

73.0 73.0 Calm

0

f.

28.30 73.0]

::

..

69.0 69.0 S

4

o.f.

28.35 71.0 71.0 69.0 70.0 70.0 SW

4

o.f.

0.00

1

April.

3

Noon 30.18 73.0 80.0 71.0 73.0 71,0] 30.1271.5

::

:

75

72.0

b.c.m.

30.02 76.0

73.5 73.0 ENE

2

b.c.

30.04 73.0

c.m.

71.0 69.0

c.m.

30.02 76,085,0 69,5 76.0 74.0 E 30.02 76.0| 75.0 73.0 E

3

??

b.c.m.

0.00

:

3

g.m.

30.04 67.5

Friday,

5th

April. 3

9 30.27 66.0

Noon 30.26 | 68.0

30.22 69.0

..

..

66.0 65.0

68.0 65.5

c.m.m.

c.m.

30.08 70.0 68.5 67.0 E 30.08 720 76.0 64.0 70.5 68.0 E

4

g.m.

30.13 69.0

:

::

69.0 69.0 NE

3

28.36 70.0

:

:

71.0 70.0] SW

2

b.c.

:

: 8:

69.0 69.0 ESE

3

o.f.

30.06 73.0 75,0 66.0 68.0 68.0 NE

??

g.

0.04

28.33 69.0 70.0 67.0 68.0 68.0 ESE

4

o.f.

0.00

66.0 66.0 NE

3

g.

28.30 69.0

:

..

69.0 68.0 ESE

4

o.f.

64.5 64.0 NE

5

t.o.

28.39 62.0

62.0 62.0 ESE

4

o.f.

3

g.m.

0.00

..

:

:

69.0 66.5

c.m.

30.08 72.0

70.0 68.0 E

3

g.m.

++

30.14 70.0 70.5 62.0 65.0 64.5 NE 30.11 70.0! 66.0 65.0 NE

5

0.

0.12

4-5 0.

:

28.40 64.0 64.0 60.0 64.0 64,0 ESE 28.36 65.0 65.0 64.0 ESE

4

o.f.

0.00

:

4

o.f.

Objects at a distance unusually visible; w. wet (dew). STATE OF WEATHER:-6. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain; ?. foggy; g. gloomy; h. hail; l. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o. overcast; p. passing showers; g. squally; r. rain; s. snow; t. thunder; u. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility. NOTE:-A bar (?) under any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

Figures

to denote

the Force

of the

Wind.

Description of Wind.

Figures

Illustrations of the power of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned Man-of-War or First-class Clipper Ship.

Rate of the Wind per Hour in Miles.

to denote

the Force

of the

Wind.

Calm

Light Air Light Breeze Gentle Breeze Moderate Breeze. Fresh Breeze .......

Strong Brecze

Moderate Gale.. Fresh Gale

Strong Gale

10

Whole Gale...

11

Storm.

12

Hurricane.

Just sufficient to give steerage way..

) With which the above Ship with all sail ( 1 to 2 knots

set and clean full would go in smooth 3 to 4

water....

11

5 to 6

(Royals, &c.

to 2

3 10

15

16

20

25

26

30

Single Reefs and T. G. Sails.

31 36

37 - 44

Triple Reefs, &c...

45

52

8

53 60

9

Main Topsail and reefed Foresail

61 - 69

70

80

above 80

01234607OROIZ

full and by In which she could just carry in chase, Double Reefs and Jib, &c.

In which she could just bear close-reefed Under Storm Staysail ............................

Bare Poles..

Close Reefs and Courses

HONGKONG

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APRIL, 1878.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 6TH APRIL, 1878.

Alves, Jo?o M., Hongkong,

Baer, Pauline, Port Said,..

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POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Dead Letters.

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Charlton, E. C., Maynard, Jowa, U.S.A.,

Mennis, Mrs. I. H., 140, Cherry Street, New York,.

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Mill, W., 34, Seafield Road, Dundee,

Dalhoy, Miss L., 28, Northumberland St., Poplar, London,. Deffei, Signora Natalie, Fiume,

Moreland, L., Hongkong,...

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. IN BANKRUPTCY.

In re TAM-CHOW, LEE-KWONG and KUNG-

Lok, Bankrupts.

N

OTICE.-The above named Bankrupts hav-

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Honourable FRANCIS SNOWDEN, Acting Chief Justice of the said Court, at the Supreme Court House, Victoria, aforesaid, on Friday, the 12th day of April, 1878, at Ten o'clock in the fore- noon of that day precisely.

The Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee in the Bankruptcy.

Supreme Court House,

28th day of March, 1878.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

SUMMARY JURISDICTION.

Foreign Attachment.

Suit No. 277.

Plaintiff,-THE Hongkong AND CHINA RICE COMPANY, LIMITED. Defendant,-LEONG-TAM-KU.

OTICE is hereby given that a Writ of

day of April, 1878, against all the Property moveable or immoveable of the above named De- fendant within the Colony, has been issued in this Suit pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of "The Hongkong Code of Civil Procedure."

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Discharge stands adjourned to Tuesday, the 23rd day of April, 1878, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon.

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Hongkong, 3rd April, 1878.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

NOTICE. JOHN ROBINSON WHITE, of Vice

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No. 71.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 13TH APRIL, 1878.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CHINA FAMINE RELIEF FUND.

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VOL. XXIV.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

To His Excellency

GOVERNOR POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G.

LONDON MISSION,

SHANGHAI, 4th April, 1878.

    SIR, It was with feelings of unfeigned and special thankfulness, that we received notice of a vote by Your Excellency in the Hongkong Legislature of $10,000, on account of the China Famine Relief Fund.

    We have also observed that the vote was sustained by the Secretary of State, and we could not but rejoice at the munificent grant of the Hongkong Government under the auspices of Your Excel- lency.

    The letters we are receiving from the North continue to be of the same distressing character as before, aggravated only by the onward course of time.

    Her Majesty's Consul at Tientsin, who is one of the Chairmen in our Committee there, has just written me that the appearance of things is worse than ever, the spring crops are totally destroyed, and nothing but the most gloomy prospects are before the starving millions. There are rumours also of a serious rising in Shansi and Honan, which is only to be expected in the circumstances, and the Government is utterly paralyzed by the condition of things. Large supplies of food are at their com- mand, but altogether inadequate to meet the wants of the case, while the means of conveyance are alike unequal to the severity of the situation.

    The Committees formed at our instance in Tientsin and Peking are entering vigorously on the work of relief, from the funds we have been able to send them and means have been forwarded to Shansi where we hope good and efficient service is being done.

    All our funds are exhausted at this point, having been either sent North by our Treasurer, or supplied to the Catholic Missionaries here for that purpose in answer to their application.

    In view of this, I take the liberty of writing your Excellency, to inquire if the vote you so kindly passed in Hongkong can be conveniently sent by remittance to our Treasurer, F. W. LEMARCHAND, Esquire, Agra Bank.

    We have received from England nearly Tls. 30,000, and about an equal sum from other quarters. Our hope was that the so-called China indemnity in the hands of the U. S. Government, or rather the balance of it amounting to $150,000 with interest thereon for the last twenty years, would be accorded to us for this benevolent object--the salvation of the millions now starving in China. But our appeals have remained unanswered to the present time. Should they be listened to, and this large sum come into our hands, the honour and credit attaching to it would be heralded far and wide, and be a means of blessing in the highest sense.

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    As it is, we are dependent on the sympathy and aid of friends at home and abroad, and we are thankful that these have been granted greatly beyond our expectation.

If Your Excellency car meet our request, by making the arrangements necessary for the trans- mission of the above vote, our Committee will feel greatly obliged.

I am,

Your Excellency's

Most obedient Servant,

WM. MUIRHEAD,

Honorary Secretary,

China Fumine Relief Fund.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

HONGKONG, 9th April, 1878.

    REVEREND AND DEAR SIR,--In reply to your letter of the 4th instant, I have the pleasure of informing you that I have paid $5,000 to the Treasurer of the European Committee in Hongkong for the China Famine Fund, and $5,000 to the Treasurer of the Native Committee.

    I am happy to say that both Committees have received considerable sums from munificent donors in this Colony, a result due in no small degree to the publication of your former letter in the Hong- kong Gazette and our local papers, and to the other authentic statements you and the Members of the Shanghai Committee have, from time to time, put before the public.

The Reverend WM. MUIRHEAD,

No. 72.

Honorary Secretary, China Famine Relief Fund,

Shanghai.

Believe me,

Reverend Sir,

Yours faithfully,

J. POPE HENNESSY.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Report of the Examiners' conducted the recent Examination of Candidates for the Mastership of the Anglo-Chinese Elementary School at Wong-nai Ch'ung, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th April, 1878.

1. A Competitive Examination was held, in accordance with Notification No. 57 in Government Gazette of 30th March, 1878, at 2 P.M. on Tuesday, the 2nd April, at the Government Central School. 2. By order of H. E. the Governor, the examination was conducted by the Acting Inspector of Schools and the Acting Head-master of the Government Central School. The Acting Second and Fourth Masters of the Central School gave their assistance in supervising the Candidates whilst writing out their papers. Two of the Chinese Masters of the Central School assisted the Examiners in judging the Chinese Reading and oral Chinese Explanation. The Chinese Assistant Masters of the Central School were present, for their own instruction, during the examination of the Candidates in practical teaching, for which purpose a class of 50 boys was put through English Reading and Dictation exercises by the Candidates.

3. Seven Candidates, all present or former scholars of the Government Central School, presented themselves for examination. Arranging them in the order in which the examiners would now class them on the basis of the results of the examination, their names are as follows:-

Age in 1878.

(a.) Ch'an Man Kwong,

.20

(b.) Li Fuk-ts'?n,.......

.18

(c.) T'?m Sz-chi?,

.20

(d.) Ch'an A-hing,

23

(e.) Ho Tung,

..18

(f) Chi? Chi-ming,

...21

* (g.) L?i Sham-kiu,

..29

Years at Chinese Studies.

7

5

Years at English Studies.

7

10 7 10 577

5

5

5

8

6

6

5

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    As it is, we are dependent on the sympathy and aid of friends at home and abroad, and we are thankful that these have been granted greatly beyond our expectation.

If Your Excellency car meet our request, by making the arrangements necessary for the trans- mission of the above vote, our Committee will feel greatly obliged.

I am,

Your Excellency's

Most obedient Servant,

WM. MUIRHEAD,

Honorary Secretary,

China Fumine Relief Fund.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

HONGKONG, 9th April, 1878.

    REVEREND AND DEAR SIR,--In reply to your letter of the 4th instant, I have the pleasure of informing you that I have paid $5,000 to the Treasurer of the European Committee in Hongkong for the China Famine Fund, and $5,000 to the Treasurer of the Native Committee.

    I am happy to say that both Committees have received considerable sums from munificent donors in this Colony, a result due in no small degree to the publication of your former letter in the Hong- kong Gazette and our local papers, and to the other authentic statements you and the Members of the Shanghai Committee have, from time to time, put before the public.

The Reverend WM. MUIRHEAD,

No. 72.

Honorary Secretary, China Famine Relief Fund,

Shanghai.

Believe me,

Reverend Sir,

Yours faithfully,

J. POPE HENNESSY.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following Report of the Examiners' conducted the recent Examination of Candidates for the Mastership of the Anglo-Chinese Elementary School at Wong-nai Ch'ung, is published for general information.

By Command,

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th April, 1878.

1. A Competitive Examination was held, in accordance with Notification No. 57 in Government Gazette of 30th March, 1878, at 2 P.M. on Tuesday, the 2nd April, at the Government Central School. 2. By order of H. E. the Governor, the examination was conducted by the Acting Inspector of Schools and the Acting Head-master of the Government Central School. The Acting Second and Fourth Masters of the Central School gave their assistance in supervising the Candidates whilst writing out their papers. Two of the Chinese Masters of the Central School assisted the Examiners in judging the Chinese Reading and oral Chinese Explanation. The Chinese Assistant Masters of the Central School were present, for their own instruction, during the examination of the Candidates in practical teaching, for which purpose a class of 50 boys was put through English Reading and Dictation exercises by the Candidates.

3. Seven Candidates, all present or former scholars of the Government Central School, presented themselves for examination. Arranging them in the order in which the examiners would now class them on the basis of the results of the examination, their names are as follows:-

Age in 1878.

(a.) Ch'an Man Kwong,

.20

(b.) Li Fuk-ts'?n,.......

.18

(c.) T'?m Sz-chi?,

.20

(d.) Ch'an A-hing,

23

(e.) Ho Tung,

..18

(f) Chi? Chi-ming,

...21

* (g.) L?i Sham-kiu,

..29

Years at Chinese Studies.

7

5

Years at English Studies.

7

10 7 10 577

5

5

5

8

6

6

5

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3. One of the Candidates, LAI SHAM-KI?, expressed a wish, soon after the examination had com- menced, to be allowed to withdraw, and forthwith retired. The others were examined in all the sub- jects detailed in Notification No. 57, as published in Government Gazette of 30th March, 1878, under the headings of English, Chinese and Practical Teaching.

     4. All the Candidates, without exception, did remarkably well in English Parsing and English Dictation, also in Chinese Reading and Chinese memoriter Writing, but all were more or less deficient in English speaking, and all, with the exception of Ho TUNG, were ignorant of the art of asking ques- tions (in English). It should be noted, however, that none of the Candidates had ever before stood in front of a class.

5. The Examiners can recommend but one of the Candidates, CH'AN MAN KWONG, who passed well in English, very well in Chinese, and indifferently in Practical Teaching, as a Candidate tolerably competent to teach an Anglo-Chinese Elementary School. The Examiners regret their inability to recommend any of the other Candidates for a certificate of competency.

+

6. The experience gained by this Examination has suggested to the Examiners the desirability of encouraging and utilising, for the public benefit, the apparently existing desire among the best scholars of the Central School for employment as Government Schoolmasters, and of taking some steps towards meeting the growing demand of the Colony for more Elementary English teaching outside the Central School. With this end in view, the Examiners here record their opinion that a rigid continuation of the newly introduced Questionnaire system for practical exercises in Colloquial English speaking, and further an increased staff of paid Monitors to be specially trained in the technicalities of a schoolmas- ter's profession are urgently required. It would be necessary, however, that the Head-master of the Central School should set apart, for the purpose of giving these Monitors theoretical and practical in- structions in the art and methods of teaching, at least one hour every day, besides employing them in practical teaching in the Preparatory Class, and requiring their attendance at his weekly examinations. This additional work to be thrown on the Head-master with a view to procure a supply of properly qualified teachers to fill the vacancies of the Village Schools as they occur, would further necessitate an immediate addition of at least one English-born Master to the staff of the Central School, lest the efficiency of the Central School be marred by this superaddition of a Method Class for teachers to the already heavy duties imposed on the staff of English Masters.

E. J. EITEL, Acting Inspector of Schools.

ALEXANDER FALCONER, Acting Head-master Central School.

Hongkong, 5th April, 1878.

No. 73.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

      Notice is hereby given, that Messrs. WM. HERRMANN AND KAHN, of No. 42, Rue Hauteville, Paris, have complied with the requirements of Ordinance No. 16 of 1873, for the registration in this Colony of their Trade Mark as applied to Aniline Colours, and that the same has been duly registered.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 74.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

      Notice is hereby given, that Easter Monday will be observed as a Holiday, throughout the Public Departments of this Colony.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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3. One of the Candidates, LAI SHAM-KI?, expressed a wish, soon after the examination had com- menced, to be allowed to withdraw, and forthwith retired. The others were examined in all the sub- jects detailed in Notification No. 57, as published in Government Gazette of 30th March, 1878, under the headings of English, Chinese and Practical Teaching.

     4. All the Candidates, without exception, did remarkably well in English Parsing and English Dictation, also in Chinese Reading and Chinese memoriter Writing, but all were more or less deficient in English speaking, and all, with the exception of Ho TUNG, were ignorant of the art of asking ques- tions (in English). It should be noted, however, that none of the Candidates had ever before stood in front of a class.

5. The Examiners can recommend but one of the Candidates, CH'AN MAN KWONG, who passed well in English, very well in Chinese, and indifferently in Practical Teaching, as a Candidate tolerably competent to teach an Anglo-Chinese Elementary School. The Examiners regret their inability to recommend any of the other Candidates for a certificate of competency.

+

6. The experience gained by this Examination has suggested to the Examiners the desirability of encouraging and utilising, for the public benefit, the apparently existing desire among the best scholars of the Central School for employment as Government Schoolmasters, and of taking some steps towards meeting the growing demand of the Colony for more Elementary English teaching outside the Central School. With this end in view, the Examiners here record their opinion that a rigid continuation of the newly introduced Questionnaire system for practical exercises in Colloquial English speaking, and further an increased staff of paid Monitors to be specially trained in the technicalities of a schoolmas- ter's profession are urgently required. It would be necessary, however, that the Head-master of the Central School should set apart, for the purpose of giving these Monitors theoretical and practical in- structions in the art and methods of teaching, at least one hour every day, besides employing them in practical teaching in the Preparatory Class, and requiring their attendance at his weekly examinations. This additional work to be thrown on the Head-master with a view to procure a supply of properly qualified teachers to fill the vacancies of the Village Schools as they occur, would further necessitate an immediate addition of at least one English-born Master to the staff of the Central School, lest the efficiency of the Central School be marred by this superaddition of a Method Class for teachers to the already heavy duties imposed on the staff of English Masters.

E. J. EITEL, Acting Inspector of Schools.

ALEXANDER FALCONER, Acting Head-master Central School.

Hongkong, 5th April, 1878.

No. 73.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

      Notice is hereby given, that Messrs. WM. HERRMANN AND KAHN, of No. 42, Rue Hauteville, Paris, have complied with the requirements of Ordinance No. 16 of 1873, for the registration in this Colony of their Trade Mark as applied to Aniline Colours, and that the same has been duly registered.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 74.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

      Notice is hereby given, that Easter Monday will be observed as a Holiday, throughout the Public Departments of this Colony.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

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No. 75.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

SCHEDULE of UNCLAIMED BALANCES of INTESTATE ESTATES of PERSONS who have been Dead for Five Years and upwards, lying in the Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 31st December, 1877.

REMARKS.

NAMES OF DECEASED.

DATE OF DEATH.

AMOUNT.

Napaul,

John Peterson,

18th March, 9th July,

1872,

$ 3.38

Administration granted,

1st May,

1872.

1872,

217.44

Do.

do.,

26th July,

1872.

Henry Nason Middleton,

6th August,

1872.

3.51

Do.

do.,

22nd August,

1872.

Chinaman No. 5,

11th August,

1872,

2.97

Do.

do.,

22nd August,

1872.

Mehta Kurrim,

6th October,

1872,

36.55

Do.

do.,

30th October,

1872.

Tong Kew,

8th November, 1872,

1.42

Do.

do.,

28th November, 1872.

Chan Abba,.

3rd November, 1872,

29.44

Do.

do.,

28th November, 1872.

Chea Ayun, Shea-a-Pau,.

21st November, 1872, 6th December, 1872,

86.47

Do.

do.,

50.12

Do.

do.,

9th December, 1872. 6th January,

1873.

C. B. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

SCHEDULE of UNCLAIMED BALANCES of INTESTATE ESTATES of POLICE CONSTABLES who have been Dead for Five Years and upwards, lying in the Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 31st December, 1877.

DATE.

RANK.

1872

NAMES.

Nil

Police Department, Hongkong, 6th April, 1878.

No. 76.

DATE OF PAYMENT INTO TREASURY.

AMOUNT.

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent of Police,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

??????

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th April, 1878.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 1 of 1878.

EXHIBITION OF REVOLVING WHITE LIGHT ON PORTLAND ISLAND, HAWKE'S BAY.

Customs Department (Marine Branch), Wellington, 10th January, 1878.

 With reference to the preliminary notice issued by this department, dated the 22nd of October, 1877, it is hereby notifi- ed that on and after the 10th day of February next a Light will be exhibited from the Lighthouse which has been erected on Portland Island, the position and characteristics of which are as follow:-

 The Portland Island Lighthouse is situated on the southern extremity of Portland Island, which lies off the southern end of the Mahia Peninsula, Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

The tower is 28 feet in height, is built of timber, and painted white. The light will be a second order REVOLVING WHITE LIGHT, visible all round the horizon as far as the land will allow. It will attain its greatest brilliance every THIRTY SECONDS. The light is elevated 300 feet above the sea, and, allowing 15 feet for the height of the eye, will be seen at a dis- tance of about 24 nautical miles in clear weather, and at lesser distances according to the state of the atmosphere.

 From the lower part of the tower a Fixed Red Light, having an arc of about six degrees, will be shown in the direction of Bull Rock, which bears N.E. from the Lighthouse, distant four miles.

G. GREY.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH APRIL, 1878.

Government of South Australia.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

Marine Board Offices, Port Adelaide, 20th February, 1878.

The following particulars, furnished by Staff-Commander Howard, R.N., are published for general information.

By direction,

THOS. N. STEPHENS, Secretary.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA.-STREAKY BAY.

A dangerous rock, which I have named Dashwood Rock, lies outside the entrance to Dashwood Channel, with the following bearings:-

Extreme of Cape B?uer, S. E. 6. 1 miles.

Centre of Olive Island, S. W. by S. 7. 6 miles.

Hill on Eba Island, E. by S. 4 S. 10. 9 miles.

The Dashwood Rock breaks only with a heavy swell; is of small extent-about 50 feet across-and has but 9 feet of water over it at low water.

There are 6 to 7 fathoms water all round it at

mile distance.

Another dangerous patch, on which we have not got less than 5 fathoms, lies with extreme of Pt. Brown, N.W. W. 4 miles, and Hill on de Mole Pt., N.N.E. E. 62 miles. This patch, about one cable in diameter, breaks but seldom, and then very heavily, and has from 14 to 18 fathoms all round at a distance of mile.

The variation is 4° east.

FREDERICK HOWARD, Staff-Commander, R.N.

H.M.S. Beatrice, Streaky Bay, 11th Feb., 1878.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

Marine Board Offices, Port Adelaide, 20th February, 1878.

The following Sailing Directions are published for general information.

By direction,

THOMAS N. STEPHENS, Secretary.

Sailing Directions for Ports Victoria, Rickaby, Minlaconie, and Turton, by Navigating-Lieutenant W. N. Goalen, R.N. from Admiralty Surveys in November and December, 1877.

[In the following all bearings and courses are magnetic; variation 4° 10′ easterly in 1877; miles are nautical miles; a cable is one-tenth of a mile, or

101.2 fathoms; depths are expressed at low water of summer springs.]

     General Remarks.-These ports are all in Hardwicke Bay, on the east side of Spencer Gulf. The bottom is rocky at all of them; with a good scope of chain a vessel will, however, ride safely. In approaching any of these ports at night a vessel should anchor immediately on shoaling her water to less than five fathoms, unless it is light enough to clearly identify her position when the most convenient berth may be sought. Five fathoms will, as a general rule, place a vessel within one mile of the shore, but in some parts of Port Victoria and Point Turton much nearer, and it will clear all dangers.

It is high water, full and change, at 2 hours 30 minutes all over Hardwicke Bay, the spring range being six feet. The tidal streams follow the direction of the coast, the flood running to the northward and ebb to the southward. For information regarding winds and tides in Spencer Gulf the mariner is referred to the Australian Directory, vol. I, published by the Admiralty

in 1876.

name.

Port Victoria. The anchorage between Wardang Island and the Peninsula to the N.E. of it was formerly known by this

The bay to the N.W. of Point Gawler is now called Port Victoria, and is the place described here—

     The jetty is three-quarters of a mile north of Point Gawler, and runs N.W. by W. 1 W. 950 feet from high water mark. It is 13 feet 6 inches above low water, or 10 feet 6 inches above the mean level of the sea. There are 9 to 9 feet water on both sides for 150 feet from the outer end, or as far as the steps; depths from 8 to 6 feet on both sides for 300 feet farther in; and from thence the depth gradually decreases to low water mark, which is 700 feet from the outer end of the jetty. This jetty is not available for a vessel drawing more than nine feet. With a fresh S.W. wind (the prevailing sea breeze), the sea comes in from that quarter, and a vessel could not lie on the south side at all.

Eclipse Rock lies W. by S. S., 23 cables from the outer end of the jetty, and N. W. 7 cables from the north part of Gawler Point. Its extent, with six feet water, is 70 yards east and west, and 100 yards north and south, and double those distances with less than 12 feet, there being 14 to 15 feet water to the eastward, and 18 to 20 feet close to the westward of the latter area.

A red buoy with staff and ball lies at the south end of the shallow part.

W. one cable

Midway between the Eclipse Rock and the jetty end there are only 8 feet water, and but 6 feet S. by W. from the outer end of the jetty. Due north of the jetty there is as much water as there is alongside it. Rocks which cover and uncover stretch from Point Gawler 3 cables towards the Eclipse Rock with 16 to 20 feet water between.

The main street of the township of Wauraltee is in line with the jetty; the houses at present are not visible until to the northward of Point Gawler.

Directions for Port Victoria.-From the northward: From one mile south of Wardang Island ste N.E. by E. 7 miles to Port Victoria jetty, taking care not to bring the extreme of the rocks off the south point of Wardang land to bear to the southward of S.W. by W. to avoid the shoals between the island and Port Victoria. From the southwa d: From one mile N.W. of Corny Point to Port Victoria jetty the course is N.E. N. 33 miles. Point Gawler is steep-to, there being 3 fa- thoms less than one cable off. The buoy on the Eclipse Rock should not be approached nearer than one cable. To clear that rock and the rocks north of Point Gawler, the extreme of the point should not be brought to bear southward of S. by E. until the outer end of the jetty bears south of east when the jetty may be steered for.

     Anchorage. Vessels of 18 feet draught may anchor in 21 to 23 feet, with the jetty end bearing S.E. E. half a mile distant. If of more draught with the same place east, three quarters of a mile, in 26 to 27 feet. Small vessels unable to go alongside the jetty should anchor in 10 to 12 feet with the jetty end S.S.E. 14 cables distant. The light at the inn above the jetty is not to be depended on at night.

Note. There is a channel between Wardang and Rocky Island with 9 feet least water at present. Its position and degel has altered so considerably since 1867 that its use cannot be recommended, neither would it be worth while to beacon it.]

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Port Rickaby, where a jetty is to be built, is off a sandy beach in latitude 34° 40′ 30′′ S. 10 miles south from Point Gawler. The length of beach clear or fronting rocks is nearly 4 cables in extent. To the northward there is a large area of rock which covers and uncovers with the tide; the most projecting point of it is N. W. half a mile from the north end of the beach, and 4 cables off the sandy bank at high water mark to the eastward. The high water line at the back of the beach runs N. by W. and S. by E., with two bare sandhills behind, the northern 58, and the southern 55 feet above high-water mark. To the northward the high line trends to the N.E. with a low bank behind covered with sheaoaks. From the south end of the beach the coast runs S.S.W. 3 cables to a rocky point. Rocks which dry at low water stretch one cable off this point. There are only 2 feet water two cables west from it, and the outer extreme of the reef with 10 feet water on it, and 20 to 22 feet close to outside, is 2 cables west of the point. South of the southern beach sandhill there is a gap through which Rickaby's house is visible from the westward; sandhills then commence again, the most conspicuous one being half a mile to the southward of the beach, 69 feet high, and with some sheaoaks on the top.

   Soundings.-Off the clear beach the general 3-fathom line is only 1 cables distant. Several rocky patches with 16 to 18 feet water on them, and 19 to 24 feet about them, lie farther out, the most distant being nearly 4 cables west from the centre of the beach. The bottom is very irregular farther out, but there is nothing less than 20 feet, and 5 fathoms one mile off shore.

   Directions for Port Rickaby.-From the northward: From 1 mile south of Wardang Island the course is S.E. E., 10 miles. From the southward: From one mile N.W. of Corny Point the course is N.E. by E. 4 E., 27 miles, but a vessel must not stand to the eastward so far as to bring Corny Point to the westward of S.W. by W. until Mount Gore (which is the highest land to the southward of Point Turton), bears south, to avoid the shoal ground in the south part of Hardwicke Bay. A large vessel should anchor three-quarters of a mile off shore, with the southern beach sandhill (on which there is a pole), bearing east, in 4 to 4 fathoms. A small vessel, with the sandhill on the same bearing, 2 cables off shore, in 3 fathoms. To clear all dangers a vessel should not come within a mile of the coast, until the southern beach sandhill bears between E.N.E. and S.E. There is a fetch of about 70 miles to the westward of Port Rickaby, so a gale from that quarter might oblige a vessel to slip her cable, and she should have room to get underway. Although there is comparatively shallow water in Hardwicke Bay, the bottom is so rocky that it has not much effect in breaking the sea. A strong sea breeze from the westward causes enough run on Rickaby Beach to make care necessary in landing on it from a boat.

   Port Minlacowie.-The jetty is N.E. & N., 8 miles from Point Turton, and 7 miles to the southward of Brown Point. It extends west 1,155 feet from high water mark, and is 15 feet 6 inches above low water, or 12 feet 6 inches above the mean level of the sea. There are 14 feet of water at the outer end on the south, and 13 on the north side; 11 feet water on both sides 90 feet in, and 9 feet on the north, and 10 on the south side at the steps, 150 feet from the end. Seventy-five feet further in there are only 3 feet on the north side, and depths varying from that to 5 feet in to low water mark, which is 700 feet from the outer end of the jetty. On the south side at 75 feet in from the steps there are 8 feet water, and only 3 feet 75 feet farther in, with not much more between there and low water mark.

   Rocks. A dangerous rock with only 4 feet water on it lies N. by E. E., one third of a cable from the outer end of Minlacowie Jetty. It is the S.W. point of a shallow ledge, with 2 to 6 feet water over it, which extends a quarter of a mile to the northward. There are only 9 feet rather more than 1 cables N.W. from the outer end of the jetty, and several places with the same depth between- -one 11 feet rock lies W. N. three quarters of a cable, and another W. by S. 4 S., nearly 1

                                                           A 12 feet cables from the outer end of the jetty. The former has 13 to 15 feet water all round, and the latter 16 to 17 feet. rock lies 5 E. half a cable from the last-mentioned, and there are only 11 feet S.W. 24 cables from the outer end of the jetty. A rock with 3 feet water over it lies S. by E., 75 feet from the jetty steps.

Soundings. To the northward and southward of Minlacowie Jetty the 3 fathom line is, on the average, half a mile off shore, except at rather less than a quarter of a mile to the northward of the jetty, where there are 18 feet water within a quarter of a mile from highwater mark. There are no dangers outside the 3 fathom line, the depth rapidly increasing to 5 fathoms, which will be found at an average distance of one mile from the coast.

Aspect.-About Minlacowie the shore is backed by low sandhills 20 to 40 feet high, covered with bushes and sheaoaks, and fronted by a ledge of rock which dries to about 11?2 cables from highwater mark.

Directions for Minlacowie.-From the northward: From one mile S.W. of the south point of Wardang Island, the course is S.S.E. 19 miles. In working to windward in Harwicke Bay the east coast may be approached as near as one mile, or into 5 fathoms; and a vessel should stand off about 6 or 7 miles before tacking inshore. From the southward: From 1 mile N.W. of Corny Point large vessels should steer N.E. by E. E. 16 miles, and not bring Corny Point to bear west of S.W. by W. until Mount Gore bears south; thence the course and distance to Minlacowie is E.S.E. 10 miles. Small vessels not requir- ing more than 15 feet water may, from the position off Corny Point, steer E.N.E. 10 miles, taking care not to bring Corny Point to bear westward of S.W. by W. W. until Mount Gore bears southward of S.S.E.; then steer E. N. 12 miles to Minlacowie.

Anchorage. A ship of 18 feet draught may anchor in 20 to 22 feet, with the jetty bearing E.S.E., 3 cables distant. There are 24 to 26 feet water 3 cables farther out on the same bearing. A vessel drawing more than 10 feet can only ap- proach the jetty by keeping its outer end bearing S.E. by E. 1 E., and 10 feet is the extreme draught of vessel that can be altogether alongside on either side of the jetty. One of 12 feet draught might anchor in 14 to 15 feet, one-third of a cable W.N.W. from the jetty end. A vessel of more than 8 feet draught should not bring the outer end of the jetty to bear south of S.E., or north of N.E., while within half a mile of the shore, to avoid the 9-feet rocks mentioned above.

Any sailing vessel going alongside Minlacowie Jetty should let go an anchor to ride-to, in case it becomes too rough to lie alongside. A reference to the positions of the rocks mentioned above, will show that only a steamer could get out with the wind and sea from the westward.

Port Turton.-The jetty at Point Turton is at the S.E. side of the point, and extends from the shore 300 feet in a N.E. There are 7 feet water at by E. E. direction, being 13 feet above low water, or 10 feet above the mean level of the sea. the outer end on both sides on the north side a rock with 5 feet water on it 75 feet from the end, and another with only 2 feet on it (with a 3-feet rock close to to the N.W.), 30 feet farther in, all of these being close to the jetty; thence to the inner On the southern side there are 6 feet water 75 feet from the end of the jetty the depth on the northern side is 3 to 12 feet.

end, 4 feet 50 feet farther in (just inside the steps), and 3 feet midway between them and the shore. A rock with only 2 feet water on it lies south 60 feet from the steps. Two rocks with 4 feet water on each of them lie N.W. & N. 280, and N.W. 180 feet respectively from the outer end of the jetty. The north side of this jetty is only available for one small vessel drawing about 4 feet; and the south side one of 6 feet draught, if not more than 100 feet long.

  With a north or N.W. wind a vessel could not lie on the quarters would probably be unable to stop at the south side. very quickly, and as quickly goes down when the wind does. and anchor without delay.

northern side of the jetty, and if it became strong from those The bottom off this port is so rocky that a broker sea gets up Sailing vessels using the jetty should be prepared to haul off

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH APRIL, 1878.

145

Directions for Port Turton.-From the northward: From one mile S.W. of the south point of Wardang Island, the course is S. E. 23 miles to near Point Turton Jetty. In working to windward in Hardwicke Bay, the east coast may be approached as near as one mile, or into five fathoms; and a vessel should stand off six or seven miles before tacking inshore. There is less tidal stream near the shore, than out towards the main waters of Spencer Gulf. From the southward: From one mile N.W. of Corny Point large vessels should steer N.E. by E. E. sixteen miles, keeping Corny Point bearing southward of S.W. by W. until Mount Gore bears south, then steer S.S.E. E. eleven miles for Point Turton Jetty.

Small vessels not requiring more than fifteen feet water, may from the above position off Corny Point shape a course E.N.E. for ten and-a-half miles, or until Mount Gore bears S.S.E.; keeping Corny Point bearing southward of S.W. by W. W. until then. From there steer S.E. by E. ten miles for Point Turton. Ketches with a fair wind may cross the shoals in ten feet least water, by keeping the extreme of Corny Point, bearing W. S. until abreast the west part of Souttar Point, or keeping slightly southward of the line joining Corny and Souttar Points. Keep half-a-mile off the latter in rounding at the west part of Point Turton, the three fathom line is only one cable from high water mark, north of the jetty it is two cables off and as the shore bights to the southward it increases its distance, being one mile off shore at less than a mile to the eastward of the jetty.

Anchorage.-A large vessel may anchor in twenty-one to twenty-three feet water, with the jetty bearing S. W. distant three cables, and a small vessel with the jetty in line bearing S.W. by W. one and-a-half cables distant in twelve to sixteen

feet water.

W. N. GOALEN,

Navigating Lieutenant, R.N., and Admiralty Surveyor.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA.—SPENCER GULF-EASTERN SHOAL.

Marine Board Offices, Port Adelaide, 31st January, 1878.

Mariners are hereby informed that, in accordance with a notice issued from this office on the 26th December, 1877, a fixed white light will be shown from a lightship, to be moored in nine (9) fathoms at low water to the westward of the north end of the Eastern Shoal, Spencer Gulf, in latitude 33° 3′ 15′′ south, and longitude 137° 46′ 30′′ east.

    The light will be exhibited on the night of the 1st April, 1878, and will be visible, in clear weather, from a distance of about eight (8) miles.

R. H. FERGUSON, President Marine Board.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Parcel Post to Haifong is suspended for the present.

Persons who have received a copy of Government Notification No. 66 of the 5th instant, are requested to cross out the word Haifong to prevent errors.

ALFRED LISTER,

Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 12th April, 1878.

ERRATUM.

In Government Notification No. 65 of the 5th April,

for "and twelve months leave of absence on half-salary "

read "and nine months leave of absence on half-salary."

NOTICE.

    Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates, are hereby informed that the Rates for the Second Quarter of the year 1878, are payable in advance, during and within the Month of April.

It is requested that such Rates may be paid before the 30th April, as after that date application will be made to the Supreme Court for the recovery of arrears.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Colonial Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 6th April, 1878.

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145

Directions for Port Turton.-From the northward: From one mile S.W. of the south point of Wardang Island, the course is S. E. 23 miles to near Point Turton Jetty. In working to windward in Hardwicke Bay, the east coast may be approached as near as one mile, or into five fathoms; and a vessel should stand off six or seven miles before tacking inshore. There is less tidal stream near the shore, than out towards the main waters of Spencer Gulf. From the southward: From one mile N.W. of Corny Point large vessels should steer N.E. by E. E. sixteen miles, keeping Corny Point bearing southward of S.W. by W. until Mount Gore bears south, then steer S.S.E. E. eleven miles for Point Turton Jetty.

Small vessels not requiring more than fifteen feet water, may from the above position off Corny Point shape a course E.N.E. for ten and-a-half miles, or until Mount Gore bears S.S.E.; keeping Corny Point bearing southward of S.W. by W. W. until then. From there steer S.E. by E. ten miles for Point Turton. Ketches with a fair wind may cross the shoals in ten feet least water, by keeping the extreme of Corny Point, bearing W. S. until abreast the west part of Souttar Point, or keeping slightly southward of the line joining Corny and Souttar Points. Keep half-a-mile off the latter in rounding at the west part of Point Turton, the three fathom line is only one cable from high water mark, north of the jetty it is two cables off and as the shore bights to the southward it increases its distance, being one mile off shore at less than a mile to the eastward of the jetty.

Anchorage.-A large vessel may anchor in twenty-one to twenty-three feet water, with the jetty bearing S. W. distant three cables, and a small vessel with the jetty in line bearing S.W. by W. one and-a-half cables distant in twelve to sixteen

feet water.

W. N. GOALEN,

Navigating Lieutenant, R.N., and Admiralty Surveyor.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA.—SPENCER GULF-EASTERN SHOAL.

Marine Board Offices, Port Adelaide, 31st January, 1878.

Mariners are hereby informed that, in accordance with a notice issued from this office on the 26th December, 1877, a fixed white light will be shown from a lightship, to be moored in nine (9) fathoms at low water to the westward of the north end of the Eastern Shoal, Spencer Gulf, in latitude 33° 3′ 15′′ south, and longitude 137° 46′ 30′′ east.

    The light will be exhibited on the night of the 1st April, 1878, and will be visible, in clear weather, from a distance of about eight (8) miles.

R. H. FERGUSON, President Marine Board.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Parcel Post to Haifong is suspended for the present.

Persons who have received a copy of Government Notification No. 66 of the 5th instant, are requested to cross out the word Haifong to prevent errors.

ALFRED LISTER,

Postmaster General.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 12th April, 1878.

ERRATUM.

In Government Notification No. 65 of the 5th April,

for "and twelve months leave of absence on half-salary "

read "and nine months leave of absence on half-salary."

NOTICE.

    Owners of Tenements assessed to the Police, Lighting, Water and Fire Brigade Rates, are hereby informed that the Rates for the Second Quarter of the year 1878, are payable in advance, during and within the Month of April.

It is requested that such Rates may be paid before the 30th April, as after that date application will be made to the Supreme Court for the recovery of arrears.

CECIL C. SMITH,

Colonial Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Hongkong, 6th April, 1878.

146

THE

HONGKONG

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH APRIL, 187.

1878.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEight 170 FEET.

WINDS

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

THERMOMETER.

DAY AND

HOUR.

DATE.

BARO-

METER

0 TO 12.

WEA-

THER.

BARO-

METER

0 TO 12.

WEA-

THEK.

In inches during previous

BARO-

METER

WINDS

0 TO 12.

RAIN FALL.

WEA-

THER.

In inches

Saturday, 9

:

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

30.32 67.0

67.0 66.0

c.m.

30.11 71.0

6th

Noon 30.29 | 70.0 72.0 65.0 70.0 68.0

c.m.

April.

3

30.25 71.0

71.0 68.0

「:???:

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. | Force.

24 hours.

Attd. Max. Min. Dry. Wet. Direct. Force.

during previous 24 hours.

BARO-

METER

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

THERMOMETER.

WINDS

0 TO 12.

WEA-

THER.

Attd. Max, Min. | Dry.et. Direct. Force.!

RAIN FALL.

In inches during previous 24 hours.

69.0 67.0 SE

3

g.m.

30.17 69.0

65.0 64.0 NE

6

0.

28.40 62.0

4

..

o.f.

C.

30.11 72.0 71.0 64.0 70.5 68.0 ESE 30.11 72.0

3

g.m.

0.00

30.17 69.5 70.5 64.0 66.0 64.5 NE

5

0.

0.00

28.38 64.0 64,0

ESE

3

o.f.

0.15

71.5 69.0 ESE

3 b.c.

30.13 70.0

:

Sunday,

7th

9

30.25 68.0

68.0 66.0 Noon? 30.20 | 70.0 73.0 65.0 70.0 67.5

:

j

30.08 71.0

b.c.

April.

3

30.17 71.0

71.0] 67.0

b.c.

30.05 72.0

::

30.08 71.0 72.0 64.0 69.0 67.0 ESE

::

69.0 67.0 ESE

3

g.m.

30.12 69.0;

:

3

g.m.

0.00

71.0 68.0 ESE

03

b.c.m.

:

+4

Monday,

8th

9

70.0 69.0

30.19 70.0 Noon 30.18 74.5 75.5 72:0 74.0 71.5

c.m.

30.03 730

72.0 71.0 ESE

2

:

g.m.

30.0670.0

30.05 70.5

:

:

: g

:

66.5 64.0 NE

C:

3

0.

28.37 64.0

...0 E

3

o.f.

30.11 69.5 70.5 62.5 67.0 64.0 NE

: 8:

66.0 64.5 NE

?

0.

:

6

ce

0.

0.00

68.0 66.0 NE

4

0.

28.32 65.0!

::

28.38 62.0

28.37 64.0 64.0 61.0 64.0 64.0 ESE

62.0 62.0 E

3

o.f.

CO

3

o.f.

0.00

65.0 65.0 SE

3

c.f.

:

:

69.0 69.0 NE

???

o.m.c.

28.34 66.0

66.0 66.0 ESE

3

c.f.

..

?

2

April.

3

30.11 75.0

75.0 71.5

..

:

Tuesday,

9th

9

30.22 74.0

Noon

April.

3 30.15 76.0

::

30.2276,5 78:0 70,0 76:0| 73,0||

::

74.0 72.0

76.0 72.0

Wednesday,

10th

9

30.20 74.0

74.0 73.0

Noon 80.17 73.5 78.0 72.5 73.0 71.5

True wind cannot be registered.

b.c.m.

30.03 | 74.0 73.5 65.0 74.0 72.0 S

1 b.c.

0.00

30.07 71.5 74.0 63.0 71.0 68.0 NE

3 c.o.d.

0.00

28.32 | 70.0| 70.0. 65 0 70.0 69.0 SE

2

c.f.

0.00

c.m.

??

30.00 76.0

Do.

b.c.

b.c.

b.c.

30.04 78.0

30.0675.0

30:06 74.0 77.0 67.0 76.5 74.0 ESE

3:1:

75.5 73.0 ESE

3

b.c.

30.02 73.0

71.5 71.0 NE

3

C.

28.30 70.0|

:

70.0 69.0 SE

2

o.f.

:

72.5 72.0 ESE

2

b.c.

30.08 72.0

3

b.c.

0.00

:

:

79.0 76.0 ESE

3 b.c.

30.0675.0

:

::

70.0 70.0 NE

1

f.

28.40 70.0;

69.0 69.0 ESE

2

b.p.f.

30.09 73.0 75.5 66.0 70.0 70.0 NE

1

g.

0.00

73.0 73.0 NE

1

b.c.

28.40

28.35 71.0

71.0

71.0.

66.0 70.01 69.0 ESE

2

b.c.

0.00

70.0 69.0 ESE

1

O.C.

::

C.

30.0275.0

C.

April.

3

30.08 73.0

Thursday,

11th

9

30.08 72.0

72.0 71.0 Noon 30.05 | 73.0 75.5, 68.5 73.0 71.5

April.

3

29.98 73.5

Friday,

12th

9

30.1772.0

:

:

:::

:

:

73.0 71.0

C.

29.99 77.0

::

73.0 73.0 SE

3

g.m.

30.07 74.0

69.0 69.0 NE

5

f.

28.36 70.0

70.0 70.0 ESE

3

c.f.

30.02 | 76.0 74.5| 69.0 74.0 73.0 ESE

3

g.m.

0.00

75.0 73.5| ESE

3

0.m.

:

:

30.06 | 74.0 76.0 66.0|| 69.0 69.0 N 30.00 78.5

4

f.

0.00

28.35 71.0 71.0 67.0 70.0 70.0 SE

4

c.f.

44

0.00

69.0 69.0 N

2

f.

28.26 70.0

69.0 69.0 SE

4

c.f.

..

:

:

o.m.

29.92 76.0

76.0 73.5 E

3

o.d.

30.05 73.0

71.0 71.0 N

4

0.c.

28.26 70.0

69.0 69.0 SE

4

c f.

:

..

c.m.

?:

29.91 77.0 77.0 67.5 77.0 76.5 E

3

b.c.m.

0.00

30.04 72.5 73.5 70.0 69.0 66.0 N

4

o.f

1.30

28.23 70.0 71.0 67.0 70.0 76.0! SE

4

c.f.

0.00

73.0 71.5

c.mt

29.90 78.0

:

78.0 80.5 E

3

b.c.

30.00 73.0

68.0 68.0 N

4

f.r.t.l.

:

:

:

28.19, 71.0

71.0 71.0 SE

71.0

4

c.f.

:

72.0 71.0

c.m.

29.99 76.0

:

:

76.0 74.0 E

3

g.p.t.l.

29.96 74.0

69.0 69.0 NE

4

f.

28.33 68.0

68.0 68.0 ESE

4

:

o.p.f.

--

Noon 30.16 72.5 75.0 70.5 72.0 70.0|

c.m.

April.

3

30.10 72.0

72.0 71.0

o.c.t.m.

:

29.99 76.0 81.0 68.5 76.0 73.0] S 75.0 72.0 N

29.98 75.0

1

g.m.

0.00

3

o.r.t.l.

:

29.95 73.5 75.5 65.0 69.5| 69.5| NNE 29.90 75.0

4

f.

0.00

69.5 69.5 NE

4

f.

..

..

28.27 68.0 69.0 64.0 68.0 68.0; E 70.0 69.0 E

28.25 70.0

4

o.f.

0.85

4

o.f.

:

STATE OF WEATHER:-b. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain; f. foggy; g. gloomy; h. hail; 7. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o. overcast; p. passing showers; 9. squally; 7. rain; s. snow; t. thunder; a. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility. Objects at a distance unusually visible; w. wet (dew). under any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy ; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

NOTE:-A bar ( ·

Figures

Description of Wind.

P

Figures

to denote

Illustrations of the power of the Wind as regards a well-conditioned Man-of-War or First-class Clipper Ship.

Rate of the Wind

per Hour in Miles.

the Force

of the

Wind.

Calm

Light Air Light Breeze .. Gentle Breeze Moderate Breeze. Fresh Breeze · · Strong Breeze

Moderate Gale.. Fresh Gale

Strong Gale

Whole Gale.

8

10

11

Storm.

12

Hurricane.

Just sufficient to give steerage way.

With which the above Ship with all sail ( 1 to 2 knots set and clean full would go in sinooth water......

0 to 2

3

10

11

15

16 20

3 to 4

(5 to 6

Royals, &c.

21

25

11

26 30

Single Reefs and T. G. Sails.. Triple Reefs, &c...

31 36

6

37 44

45

52

53 - 60

In which she could just carry in chase, Double Reefs and Jib, &c. full and by

Close Reefs and Courses

In which she could just bear close-reefed Main Topsail and reefed Foresail Under Storm Staysail

Bare Poles.

6}

69

10

70 - 80

above 80

12

to denote the Force

of the

Wind.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 13TH APRIL, 1878.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 12th April, 1878.

147

                Lettera, Papers. Adwands & Co. 5 1 Asplans, E. H. 1

Letters. Papers.

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Lets. Pprs.

Collins, E. F. 8 Clark

Graves, Miss A. 1

Gillespie, C.

1

Alibhay, A.

Koon, W. K. Kennett, Mr.

1 regd.

Carson, D.

1 regd. 1 regd.

Nicholls, J. T.B.

Slater, A. T.

1

4

2

Gregg, Dr.

A-Foo

1

Cruz, B. A. da 1

Osgood, J. P.

Ayala, Juan

Bun Hang Hau 1 regd.

Busk & Co., C.J. 1

1

Caurisulo, A. 1

Smith, Chas.

Seymour, Esq. 1 Sarda, Monsr. 1

*

1

Clare, T.

1

Duchesne, M.

1

Blankenger, J. 1

Bullock, T. L. 1

Davidge, Mrs. L. 1 Davieson, W.

Holam, E.

Holler, Frederico 1 Harris, Capt. 2 Hen Quang Yung 1 Hawkins, Capt. 1

Lie, Mandarin 1 regd. Lim Yun Yutsy? 1 Latham, L. H. 1

Smith, L. J. 1

Paulsen, H.

1

Shadforth, Juo. 1

2

Pembroke, F.

2

Smith, Heer

1

Pinchen, F.

1

Simani, F.

Ponomareff, P.A.2

Bryce, Mr.

1

Davidson, G. B. 1

Harvey, A. S. 2

Mirza, A. M. S. 1 regd.

Boas, J.

1

Davis, T. K.

1

Harvey, Capt. 1

Mills, Chas. F. 2

Burry, A.

1

Honsego

1

Mansau, Thos. 1

Barnard, Miss L. 1

Evans, E.

1

Hudson, Mrs. A.J. 1

Macpherson, G.

8

Robertson, R. Rosenthal, P.

1 parcel

Tong Hing

2

Banks, Geo.

1 regd.

Hitchcock, Mr. 1

Machado, Crus 1

Rozario, P. P. do 1

Gardner, C. J. 2

Hewlett, ?. R. 1

Maher, J. M.

1

Rodewald, J. F. 1

1

McLelland, Jno. 1

Wah Tan

Campbell, W. 4

2

Colliver, Capt. 1

Geldart, Rev. E. 2 Gilkison, W. P. 1

1 regd.

Menegante, A. A. 1

Irwin, Dr.

1 Mally, F. de 1 regd.

Strong, Miss.

1

Weilings, H. Wood, Thomas 2

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Anazi

1 regd.

Empreza

1

Hawkesbury

Merse

2

1

Aberney Antipodes

Antioch

Roderick Hay 1

Tai Watts

1

Explorador

1

Henry S. Sanford 1

Mars

Taunton

11

Eastern Isles, s.s.'1

Hopeful

2

Mikado

1

Sarah Nicholson 4

2

Empress

Henrik Hsen 1

Tape Sing

1

Madeline

2

Star of the North 1

Tokatea

1

?

H. G. Johnson 1

Maid of Judah 1

St. Elmo

2

Benefactor

1

Firth of Tay

7

4

The Murray

6

2

McCallum More 2

Benarty, s.s.

3

Flodden

1

Fitzpatrick, s.s. 1

Loweswater

1

Chili

1

City of Aberdeen

1

G. Caulfield 2

Leon Crespo Largs

221

Madras, s.s.

Sophia Sophie

5

Undaunted

1

Staghound

3

Oneida

S. R. Mead

1

Victoria

20

Carnatic

1

George Crashaw 5

Lombardian

1

Strathmore

16

Victory

Creswell

L. R. Burnham 1

Store Dealer

1

1

1

Peruvian

1

Sir Harry Parkes 4

Carrisbrooke,ss.1

H. Armitage

Paracca

1

Syringe

1

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 20TH APRIL, 1878.

VOL. XXIV.

No. 77.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     Consequent upon the return to the Colony of W. M. DEANE, Esquire, Captain Superintendent of Police, C. V. ?REAGH, Esquire, has resumed his duties as Assistant Superintendent of the Fire Brigade.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 78.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     The following Annual Report of the Harbour Master, with Returns annexed, for the year 1877, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th April, 1878.

[No. 41.]

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

HARBOUR DEPARTMENT,

HONGKONG, 5th March, 1878.

     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, 1877.

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 of Tonnage of Vessels entered.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 20TH APRIL, 1878.

VOL. XXIV.

No. 77.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     Consequent upon the return to the Colony of W. M. DEANE, Esquire, Captain Superintendent of Police, C. V. ?REAGH, Esquire, has resumed his duties as Assistant Superintendent of the Fire Brigade.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th April, 1878.

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 78.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     The following Annual Report of the Harbour Master, with Returns annexed, for the year 1877, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th April, 1878.

[No. 41.]

J. M. PRICE, Acting Colonial Secretary.

HARBOUR DEPARTMENT,

HONGKONG, 5th March, 1878.

     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, 1877.

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 of Tonnage of Vessels entered.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20?? APRIL, 1878.

SHIPPING.

 2. I am this year again able to report favourably on the trade of the Colony. The returns show that in the year 1877, 2,869 vessels, excluding junks, measuring 2,445,755 tons were entered at this Office. This is an increase on 1876 of but 2 vessels only, but the amount of tonnage shows an increase of 272,320 tons. This increase is partly due to two River Steamers having been re-measured in February last, when it was discovered that their tonnage had previously not been correctly calculated.

 3. Of the above number of vessels entering the Port, 2,109 vessels measuring 1,982,123 tons, or 73.5 per cent. of ships and 80.96 per cent. of the tonnage were steamers; and this proportion is divided as follows:-British, 1,789 vessels and 1,616,276 tons, or 84.83 and 81.54 per cent. respectively; French, 88 vessels and 159,192 tons, or 4.17 and 8.03 per cent. respectively; German, 84 vessels and 66,820 tons, or 3.98 and 3.37 per cent. respectively; Chinese, 80 vessels and 67,417 tons, or 3.79 and 3.40 per cent. respectively; Spanish, 41 vessels and 16,178 tons, or 1.94 and 0.82 per cent. respectively; the remaining 27 vessels and 56,240 tons, or 1.29 and 2.84 per cent. respectively are American, Danish, and Dutch.

 4. Of the sailing vessels, 760 in number and of 463,632 tons capacity; 286, measuring 234.282 tons, or 37.63 per cent. of vessels and 50.53 per cent. of tons, were under the British Flag; and, of the whole trade in Foreign bottoms, steam and sailing, consisting of 2,869 vessels and 2,445,755 tons, British vessels absorb 2,075 vessels and 1,850,558 tons, or 72.32 per cent. of vessels and 75.66 cent. of tonnage capacity.

per

 5. There has been an increase in the trade between Hongkong and the Coast of China and Formosa. but chiefly in Native bottoms. The trade with Cochin-China, and with Great Britain has also improved; but between this Port and other parts of the world there is no considerable difference.

 6. The trade with the Ports of Hoi-how in the Island of Hainan, and Pakhoi, and Haiphong in the Gulf of Tonquin is becoming one of importance, a total of 108 vessels and 42,155 tons having been entered, and 119 vessels measuring 46,671 tons cleared during the year, but this does not give the entire traffic of the recently opened Ports, as vessels leave here for those places and return by way of more Southern Ports in order to fill up cargo and passengers, and although these vessels may bring cargo and passengers from the new Ports, the vessels are entered at this Office as having arrived from the last Port of departure which is probably Saigon or Bangkok.

I am informed that if the Chinese Merchants at Pakhoi could depend on steam-vessels calling at that Port regularly, the trade of the place would increase. It is said that the junk owners combine together, and will not carry produce for Merchants who have been known to ship cargo by steamers. A regular line of steam-vessels would place Merchants at Pakhoi in an independent position, and wouli soon cut short the monopoly of the carrying trade now enjoyed by owners of junks.

7. I attach a Diagram showing the amount of tonnage, in Foreign and Native built vessels, that has been entered during the period contained between the years 1867 to 1877, inclusive. I purposely commence with 1867 as that was the first year in which this Government kept a record of the junk trade.

8. The Diagram will show at a glance that, while the years 1867, 1868 and 1869 were periods of depression, there was a steady increase for the three following years; and that for the years 1873 an 1874 there was again a decrease, since when the tonnage of all classes of vessels has steadily risen until it has reached its present range of 29,369 vessels measuring 4,244,543 tons, with a total of 441,972 seamen. These numbers consist of vessels arriving from Ports outside the Colony, and do not inclu the local traffic between the villages of the Colony and the City of Victoria.

9. It is only by consulting the Summary in return XV that a correct notion can be formed of the vast traffic of this Colony. That return shows that a grand total of 67,951 vessels measuring 8,594,34 tons with crews numbering 978,965 have been on the move in this Port during the year. Thes vessels have not only carried their cargoes and crews, but have assistel in the transport of 1,329,50 Chinese passengers, and this traffic is irrespective of the many steam-launches which ply in the water of the Colony, conveying passengers of whom without very great additional trouble no record cou!! be kept.

10. His Excellency the Governor in a conversation with me touched on the desirability of keepin a record of the value of the Imports and Exports of the Colony. I have made inquiries on the poin and with regard to Singapore-a free Port, like Hongkong, but with an Import and Export Office-l find that in consequence of the rapidity with which vessels arrive and leave the Colony, there is gre difficulty in keeping correct records. Vessels have to leave before there is time to deposit proper cop of the manifests, and after the vessels have left, Firms from pressure of work, frequently delay t sending in their cargo lists until much valuable time has been lost, and confusion must necessari often creep into the records.

   into the records. To establish such an Office here would require an addition to the Stat and increased accommodation in the building.

11. Correct trade statistics are a matter of much importance in a Colony like Hongkong, and i venture to suggest that, should the Government deem it of sufficient consequence to establish an Imp and Export Office, much valuable information on the subject could be obtained either from t Un-official Members of the Legislative Council, or from the Chamber of Commerce.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH APRIL, 1878.

JUNK TRADE.

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     12. This trade, ever a fluctuating one, has kept up its character as such in 1877. In the month of January there was an increase; in February a sudden decrease took place, and little difference was observed until June when there was an increase, and this increase has continued until the end of the year.

     13. The number of documents issued from this Office, in February was nearly the lowest number issued during the eleven years that Ordinance No. 6 of 1866 has been in force, and in October the maximum for the same period was reached.

     14. The whole trade in Junks arriving from Ports outside the Colony amounted last year to 26,500 vessels and 1,798,788 tons, being 1,186 vessels and 71,332 tons in excess of the arrivals in 1876. In view of the much greater facilities offered by the conveyance of goods and passengers in vessels propelled by steam it is surprising to find the trade in native bottoms on the increase. I attribute some of the apparent increase to the having constituted Yau-m? T? in British Kowloon an Outstation. It was inconvenient to send rowing boats across the harbour to board every Junk arriving at Yau-m? T?, and it would have been hard, seeing the important station that place has become, to compel Junk Masters anchored off Yau-m? T?, to come over to Victoria to report. With the increased facilities given to Junk Masters for reporting, more correct records of the arrivals and departures are kept.

     15. The all important subject of the so-called blockade of the Colony by vessels belonging to the Chinese Government is a matter that I approach with great delicacy. It was the general opinion, and I shared in that view, that the blockade would have a tendency to check the trade and consequent prosperity of the Colony; but, in the face of the figures which these returns exhibit, and which are calculated year by year with much care, I am unable any longer to see that the effect of the blockade has been so detrimental as it was thought it would be. Grievances which at one time were continually cropping up have, in great measure, ceased; and the honest trader does not now seem to be interfered with more than is necessary to protect the Chinese revenue.

16. The Junk trade was at its minimum in 1867 and 1869. It then steadily increased until 1872, after that there was a falling off until 1875, and since the latter year the trade has continued to improve.

17. Reports have reached me of the seizure of small boats carrying salt, but on enquiry it has been found that these vessels have been captured in Chinese Waters while endeavouring to evade the payment of the salt tax. These boats of about 300 piculs (18 tons) leave-Yau-m? T? generally-with a larger number of men than vessels of their size require for purposes of navigation. The men are well armed and prepared to fight their way; and, being such, are a class of persons not deserving of encouragement.

18. The following complaint reached me in December last. The Master of the trading Junk Kwok-tak-wo cleared at this Office in the usual manner, and left the Gunpowder anchorage on the 30th November, laden with 2 cases of Cartridges, 100 cases, and 200 kegs of Gunpowder for conveyance to Macao. The boat was stopped at the Kap-shyi-m?n Pass, and the Master ordered to return to Hongkong where he re-deposited his cargo. On enquiry I ascertained that the Vice-Roy of the Qwang-tung Province had on the 17th November given instructions, that the Authorities at that Pass were not to allow any vessels having Gunpowder and such like articles on board to proceed, unless the Master of the vessel had a document signed by the Governor of the place of shipment, certifying that the Gunpowder was being legally exported. This complaint is under the consideration of His Excellency the Governor.

EMIGRATION.

19. Under this head there has been a decrease of 6,609 Chinese emigrants, chiefly due to the opposition shewn by the State of California to the further introduction of Chinese labour into that State. There is a decrease of 4,472 on the number emigrating to California in 1876.

year.

9,562 Chinese left Hongkong for San Francisco, while 7,130 returned from that place during the

Portland in Oregon has however taken 1,083 Chinese, being an increase of 168 on 1876.

20. The Government of Queensland have passed an Act by which the emigration of Chinese to that Colony has, since May last, virtually ceased. The total number of Chinese leaving for Cooktown from 1875 to 1877 inclusive was 20,960, and the number of Chinese returning during the same period was 6,193, leaving 14,767, less loss from Ordinary casualties.

21. Port Darwin in the Northern territory of South Australia received 97 Chinese during the year, and it is probable that more Chinese will be required, the climate, as in Queensland, being well adapted for the introduction of Chinese labour.

      22. There is a decrease of 1,940 Chinese to Manila, as also a decrease of 1,225 Chinese to the Straits Settlements.

23. A Contract has been entered into between the Peruvian Government and Messrs. OLYPHANT & Co. of this place for the introduction of free Chinese labour into Peru; but the question as to, whether

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the emigration shall be of emigrants from China embarking at Hongkong for their destination, or, embarking direct from Chinese Ports, is not yet decided, and the matter is occupying the attention of this and the Imperial Governments.

24. 1,102 Chinese emigrants proceeded to the Sandwich Islands in 1877, being 16 less than the number that left in 1876. A demand has however arisen for a much larger number of Chinese labourers for those Islands. The Government in the view of this demand is instituting enquiries into the condition of the labour laws of the Sandwich Islands, and in the meanwhile emigration to Honolulu is in abeyance.

REGISTRY OF SHIPPING.

   25. There are at present 62 vessels registered at this Port, being 4 vessels less than were regis- tered in 1876. 8 Vessels have been added and 12 vessels registers have for various reasons been cancelled.

The amount of fees received under this heading is $321.00.

MARINE MAGISTRATE'S COURT.

26. 195 cases have been tried. None of them were of a serious character.

EXAMINATIONS FOR THE POSTS OF MASTERS AND MATES, UNDER ORDINANCE No. 17 OF 1860.

27. There were 29 Candidates, of whom 19 obtained Certificates and 10 failed.

   28. It will tend greatly to the safety of many of the steam-vessels trading to this place when a Board is constituted for the examination of Engineers. At present, there are several steamers with no one but Chinese engine drivers on board. Men who, if a serious casualty happened at sea, are totally incompetent to make any, but the most trivial repairs.

   29. The steam-launch Ordinance provides for the examination of the men who drive licensed steam-launches, and the engines and boilers are subjected to a six monthly inspection, but for a vessel, over the size of an ordinary launch, Engineers of higher qualification than Chinese at present possess are a matter of necessity.

MARINE COURTS, UNDER ORDINANCE No. 11 OF 1860.

30. The following Courts have been held during the year:-

   1. On the 6th March, 1877, inquiry as to the loss of the British barque Letty Gales, Official No. 70,131, on the North East side of the Pratas' Shoal in the China Sea. Certificate of Competency returned to the Master.

   2. On the 27th March, 1877, inquiry as to the loss of the British ship John O'Gaunt, Official No. 24,201, on a reef on the East side of the Island of Batag, Philippine Islands. The Master's (JOHN PLEASE) Certificate of Competency was suspended for six months.

   3. On the 17th April, 1877, inquiry as to the loss of the British barque Naworth Castle, Official No. 58,116, on the Bombay Shoal, Paracels Group, China Sea. The Master, HENRY PHILLIP WEPPENER, was washed overboard and drowned soon after the vessel struck.

   4. On the 2nd July, 1877, inquiry as to the stranding of the British Steam-ship Thales, Official No. 52,608, on a rock about 2 miles S. by E. of Cambridge Point, of the Mount Adolphus Islands near North Queensland. Certificate of Competency returned to the Master.

   5. On the 23rd October, 1877, inquiry as to the loss of the British barque Merse, Official No. 13,777, on the North West corner of the Pratas Shoal in the China Sea. Certificate of Competency returned, to the Master.

   6. On the 29th November, 1877, inquiry as to the loss of the British barque Queensberry, Official No. 16,928, on a reef lying off the South West Coast of the Island of Palawan in the China Sea. Certificate of Competency returned to the Master.

SEAMEN.

31. 7,358 Seamen have been shipped and 7,728 seamen have been discharged at the Shipping Office of this Department. Of the difference, 370, most of the men have left the Colony without being regularly shipped.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

The Honourable J. GARDINER AUSTIN, C.M.G.,

&c.,

Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

&c.

H. G. THOMEETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

I-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels ENTERED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong from each Country, in the Year 1877.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20?H APRIL, 1878.

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H. G. THOMSETT, R.N.,

Harbour Master, &c.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

COUNTRIES WHENCE ARRIVED.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Australia and New Zealand,.

Celebes,

Coast of China and Formosa,

Cochin China,.

Continent of Europe,

Great Britain,

India and Singapore,

902

203

Tons. Crews. Vessels. 79 58,258 2,102 2

25

950,909 39,719 149,083 6,180

81

7

4,600

103

147

172,087 4,808

81

130,876 6,005||

Japan,

Java and other Islands in the Indian Archi-

41

55,635 2,870

206 56 2,486 80 2,191 76

45

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M

donia,

e Islands,.

wich Islands,

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1

384 14

1

Tons. Crews. Vessels. ! Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tons. rews. Vessels. 1,782 72 60,040 2,174 37 22,433 564 601 221

18,863 645 203 149,083 6,180| 86 55,020 1,764 927 969,772 40,364 17,336 1,364,285 227,893|| 8,328 4,600 103 47 149 172,293 4,864| 47 83 133,362 6,085] 11 57,826 2,946]

384

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

i

2

37

2

2

601

22

505,331 86,175 25,664 1,869,616 314,068 18,238 2,315,194 267,612 8,353

670

14 87

55,690 1,778)

289 204,103 7,944

Tons. Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews. Vessels. 22,433 564 116 80,691 2,666|| 2 1,782 72 118

22

6011

21 524,194 86,820 26,591 2,839,388 354,432 670 290

14)

Tons. Crews.

82,473 2,738

601

22

1,

204,773 7,958

76,716 3,704|

47

:

76,716 3,704| 54

81,316 3,807||

54

81,316 3,807

49,154 1,048

47

49,154 1,048|

194 221,241 5,856

206,

561

196 221,447 5,912

6,327

306

884

27

12

7,211 333

92

137,203 6,311|

3,370

107

95

140,573 6,418

36:

34,823 2,543

:

:

36]

34,823 2,543 77

90,458 5,413

2,191

76

81j

92,649 5,489

14

3

1,365| 43

3

1,365 43]

4

1,749 57

4

1,749 57

466 217,160 17,424||

187

11

467 217,347 17,435

1,000

142,674 25,419

182

16,292

1

?

24

10,282 845

24

694

· 19

10,282

694

845

19

55

17,311 1,485

4

2,407 1,182 530 15 2,600 86

158,966|27,826). 1,466

359,834 42,843||

183

16,479 2,418 1,649

376,313 45,261

1

59

530

19,911 1,571

15

...

530

15

1

530

15

79

27,593 2,330

2,600

86

83

30,193 2,416

2,285

50

...

...

3 2,285 50

3

2,285 50

694

19

4

2,979

69

71

47,024 1,972]

71

47,024 1,972| 85

outh America,

United States of America,..

2

16

27,851 1,399||

16

TOTAL,.

2,038 1,824,149 83,441

37

26,409

27,851 1,399] 26 959 2,075 1,850,558 84,400 18,776

41,021 2,011 665 22 52,126 1,958

851

41,021 2,011}

156

88,045 3,983

156

88,045 3,983

665

22

2

...

1

872

16

27

52,998 1,974

42

665 22 79,977 3,357

2

665] 22

1

872

16

43

80,849 3,373

866,806 268,832 8,518 527,179 88,743 27,294 2,393,985 357,572 20,814 3,690,955 352,2788,555 553,588 89,699, 29,3694,244,548 441,972

II.-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS Vessels CLEARED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong for each Country, in the Year 1877.

154

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH APRIL, 1878.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

COUNTRIES TO WHICH DEPARTED.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WIT I CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Australia and New Zealand,.

37

27,866 1,642]

British Columbia,

2

595

17

2

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

1,506 38 1,457 42

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

38

4

29,372 1,680||

2,052

Cape of Good Hope,

1

210

101

210

59

10

3,334

...

157

***

2,575 42

Tons.

3,334] 157

2,575

Crews. Vessels.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

42

31,200 1,799)

42

595

17

1,506)

4,032

38

84

43]

32,706 1,837

6

4,627

101

210

10]

2101

10

...

...

Celebes,

220

18

220

18

2201

18

1

220]

18

...

Coast of China and Formosa,

917 1,001,331 41,365

104

Cochin China,.

97

53,700 2,692?

62]

60!

32]

62,834 2,217 1,021 1,064,165 43,582 18,082 1 464,666 238,506 7,151 395,711 73,006 25,233 1,860,377 311,512 18,999 2,465,997 279,871 7,255 52,247, 2,069 159 105,947 4,761 31,480 1,187||

22,461

710

92

53,891 1,897

157

Continent of Europe,..

2

1,255

32]

2 1,255 32

31

63,076 3,262

31

63,076 3,262

33

85.130 3,879] 64,331 3,294}

94]

458,545 75,223 26,254 2,924,542 355,094 74,708 2,779

251 159,838 6,658

33

...

64,331 3,294

Great Britain,....

49

66,505 2,279

49

66,505 2,279

7 4,634

131

::

4,634

131

56

71,139 2,410

56

71,139 2,410

India and Singapore,

83 122,598 5,369,

5,221

175

88 127,819 5,544|

15

9,361 334

2,190

58

20

11,551

392

981

131,959 5,703}

10

7,411

233

108

139,370] 5,936

Japan,

54

75,173 3,840

8,346

227

63

Java & other Islands in the Indian Archipelago,

1

500

14

3,091

87

5

Macao,

469 219,443 17,503]

1

384 14!

North Pacific,

6

4,221|

142

6

83,519 4,067

3,591 470 219,827 17,517 4,221

29

31,336

2,471

3,904

84

34

35,240 2,555

83

106,509 6,311

14

12,250

811

97

118,759 6,622

101

7

2,8001

92

4

2,843

69

11|

5,643

161

8

3,300

106

8

5,934

156

16)

9.234 262

1,044

142,824 25,649)

73 5,953

882 1,117 148,777 26,531 1,513

362,267 43,152|

74

6.337

896

1,587

368,604 44,048

142

13

10,155

217

13

10,155 217

19

14,376

359

19]

14,376

359

Pellew Islands,

1

121

19

1

121

19

121

19

I

121

Philippine Islands,.

28

12,348 1,003

291 23,779

678

57

36,127 1,681]

331

9,619

979

38

27,039

614

71

36,658 1,593

61

21,967 1,982]

67

50,818 1,292

128

19

72,785 3,274

Russia in Asia,

1

219

10

1

219

10

480

14

480

14

699

24

699

24

:

Sandwich Islands,

...

...

2,568

46!

2,568

461

2.568

46

3

Siam,

35

25,728 1,075

19

South America,

2

South Pacific,

United States of America,.

28

TOTAL,.....

30,

37,337 1,643

1,806|1,645,753 78,524

945

10,639 3301 54 2 2,460 42j

5 3,806 94

33

36,367 1,405|

3,405 72

41,143 1,737 43

22

10,782

734

35

17,126

769

27,908 1,503||

36,510 1,809]

27,765 1,099

111

2,568 46 64.275) 2,908

2,458

82

2,458

82

69

12

666

14

735 26

66,840 2,194,

1,999

40

45

68,839 2,234

3,408

69 71 104,177 3,837

112

2,460]

42

10

5,863

154

12

666

14

2

735

26

5,805

134

78 109,982 3,971

249 179,991 6,155 2,055 1,825,744 84,679| 19,390|1,846,497 275,868 7,362

492,743' 76,524' 26,752)2,339,240) 352,392|21,196 3,492,250] 354,892′ 7,611

672,734| 82,679) 28,807|4,164,984 437,071

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

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20TH APRIL, 1878.

155

III.-NUMBER, TONNAGE, and CREWS of Vessels of each Nation ENTERED at the Port of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, in the Year 1877.

ENTERED.

NATIONALITY OF VESSELS.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews.

American,

90

British,

2,038

103,918 1,824,149

3,022

12

7,037

161

102

83,441

37

26,409

959

Chinese,

80

67.417

3,456

80

2,075

2,075 167,417

110,955 3,183 1,850,558

84,400

3,456

Chinese Junks,..

18,023 | 1,292,731 243,092

8,477

506,057

88,047

26,500

1,798,789 331,139

Danish,

28

18,300

572

1

256

11

29

18,555

583

Dutch,

13

8,664

247

2

526

23

15

9,190

270

French,.

133

175,483

9,682

1

254

10

131

175,737

9,692

German,

284

143,096

5,043

18

9,231

313

302

152,327

5,356

1

313

8

Hawaiian,

1

313

Italian,

4

2,718

58

?

1,160

31

6

3,878

89

1

173

10

Nicaraguan,

173

10

:

Norwegian,

2

1,671

38

786

18

2,457

56

Portuguese,

1,033

36

1,033

36

Russian,

5,618

117

5,618

117

Siamese,

53

?25,439

1,634

Spanish,

56

19.915

1,804

Swedish,

1

317

13

QTT

2

1,308

1

257

288

75

55

26,747

1,709

38

57

20,172

1,842

1

307

13

2

624

26

TOTAL, 20,814 3,690,955 352,273

8,555

553,588 | 89,699

| 89,699 29,369 4,244,543 441,972

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 1877.

CLEARED.

NATIONALITY

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

OF VESSELS.

Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels.

American,

British,.

Chinese,

53 1,806 79

72,312 1,645,753

2,285 78,524

42

249

66,547 3,486

1

Chinese Junks,

18,895

1,416,200 |254,485

7,080

Tons.

32,957 179,991 870 342,643

Crews. Vessels.

Tons. Crews.

670 6,155

95 2,055

105,269

2,955

1,825,744 | 84,679

45

80

67,417

3,531

71,888

25,975

1,758,843 326,373

Danish,

11

5,703

221

18

13.114

376

29

18,817

597

Dutch,

French,

German,

10

6,155

181

8

4,728

148

18

10,883

329

.......

107

165,060

9,304

23

9,743

314

130

174,803

9,618

149

80,258

3,110

149

65,199

2,130

298

145,457

5,240

4

2,718

58

2,718

58

Italian,

:

Nicaraguan,

1

173

9

1

173

9

:

...

Norwegian,

1

786

18

2

1,671

36

2,457

54

Portuguese,

2

1,033

41

1

396

10

1,429

51

Russian,

1

830

30

4

4,495

88

5

5,325

118

Siamese,

31

14,918

1,075

24

11,490

589

55

26,408

1,664

Spanish,

49

16,179

1,613

4

2,105

152

53

18,284

1,765

Swedish,

1

343

10

614

20

3

957

30

TOTAL, 21,196 3,492,250 354,392

7,611

672,734

82,679

28,807 4,164,984 437,071

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

V. TOTAL NUMBER, TONNAGE, AND CREWS OF VESSELS ENTERED AT EACH. PORT IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG, IN THE YEAR 1877.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

NAMES

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

OF PORTS.

Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls.

Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews.

Vls.

Tons. Crews. Vls.

Aberdeen, Shau-ki W?ng..

608

435

737

949

Stanley,

152

Victoria,

Yau-ma Ti,.

Total,

2,038 1,824,149 83,441

37

26,409

957

2,038 1,824,149 83,441

37

26,409

Tons. Crews. Vls.

30,301| 7,968] 51,943 13,985) 608 30,301 7,968

30,720| 6,626| 88,455 16,043) 737 30,720 6,626

12,026 2,124 141 10,578 1,811| 22,604 3,935| 152 12,026 2,124 959 2,075 1,850,558 84,400 16,322 1,713,66739,154 4,678 275,446 45,948 21,000 1,989,113 285,102 18,360 3,537,816 322,595 80,092 12,960 2,315 161,778 25,547 3,272 241,870 38,507| 957 80,092 12,960 959 | 2,075 1,850,558 84,400 18,776 1,866,806 268,852 8,518 527,179 88,740 27,294 2,393,985, 357,572 20,8143,690,955 352,273 8,555

Tons. Crews. Vis.

Tons. Crews. Vls.

Tons. Crews. Vls.

Tons.

Crews.

21,642 6,017 1,043 57,735 9,417 1,686

293

435

949

141

4,715

2,315

21,642 6,017| 1,043| 57,735 9,417| 1,686| 10,578 1,811| 293 301,855 46,907 23,075 3,839,671 369,502 161,778 25,547 3,272 241,870 38,507

51,943 13,985

88,455 16,043

22,604 3,935

553,588 89,699 29,369 4,244,543 441,972 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 1877.

BRITISH.

FOREIGN.

TOTAL.

NAMES

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGC

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

OF PORTS.

Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews. Vls. Tons. Crews.

Vis.

Tons. Crews. Vls.

Tons. Crews. Vls.

Aberdeen, Shau-ki W?ng

Stanley,.

Victoria,

Yau-ma Ti..

Total,

...

...

8,940 1,724 864 53,296 10,010| 7321 8,828 1,300| 196 1,806 1,645,753 78,524 249 179,991 6,155 2,055 1,825,744 84,679 16,884 1,670,233248.941 3,724 1,332