Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1880

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

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Published by Authority.

 




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一第

VICTORIA,WEDNESDAY, 7TH JANUARY, 1880. 日六十月一十年卯己 日七初月正年十八百八千一

號一第報

VOL. XXVI.

簿六十二第

文港報事

仍譯華由照

以出 英

之間但

意有須

為未知

若由英

輔政使司馬 奉

事照得本港轅門報?有憲 憲?憲報英文華文?刊

他華人週知。 報由英文譯出華文者俾本 憲

此腦由俾

第報憲

店鹹兩

己卯年 十月 初四日示

一千八百七十九年十一月

卯十千

十七日

號 特諭俾?週知 1. 號憲報所定規條辦理?此 二月初二日第二百四十三 店內允生承充遵照去年十

輔政使司馬 ?奉 鹹魚大街第二號門牌興隆 兩屠宰殺牲之權准給與 督憲漉識事照得現將東西

月千

-. 1.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Translations into Chinese, for the information

the Chinese portion of the Community, of some the Government Notifications are inserted

rein, but it is to be understood that in case of

iance in the sense of the English and Chinese

sions, the sense of the English text must be nsidered as correct.

By Command,

Tonial Secretary's Office,

. 1.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong. 17th November, 1879.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that, for the current year, e monopoly of Slaughtering Cattle in the

estern and Eastern Slaughter Houses, is, sub- -t to the conditions laid down in Government

otification No. 243 of the 2nd December, 1879, anted to WAN SHANG of the Lung Shop,

o. 2, Salt-fish Street.

By Command,

+

WH. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

ionial Secretary's Office,

示年

與西

第報惠

環權

【充辦理又准將本年及明

街市對面 泰源店之會二

與居住皇后大道東下 年及明年香港一洲石山之

輔政使司馬 ? 督憲曉諭事照得現准將本

號 灣之水井灣李蘊承充辦理 二 年九龍石山之權歸與筲箕

?此特驗俾?週知

辦膂

Hongkong, 6th January, 1880.

9. 2.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Notice is hereby given that, the Quarry Farm the current and following years, is let to ANG I, of the T?i-?n Shop, Queen's Road st, opposite the Eastern Market, and that for uling is let to LI FUK, residing at Shui- ng-win near Shau-ki-wan for the same period.

By Command,

-lonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

日十

Hongkong, 6th January, 1880.

示年 理箕明

THE TUNGKUNG G

GAZETIE, ITH JANUAICI, T880.

No. 3.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HONGKONG CIVIL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS.

The subjoined Minute by His Excellency the

Governor is re-published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 6th January, 1880.

Minute by the Governor.

As a general rule, all appointments at my disposal in the Civil Service of this Colony will be given by a system of Competitive Examina tions, similar to that which is established for the Civil Service of the United Kingdom by Her Majesty's Order in Council of the Ath of June, 1870.

Any young man in the Colony can compete

for such appointments.

Each Candidate must satisfy the Board of Exininers that I way from time to tiine nomi-

nate::

1st. That he is within the limits of age prescribed for the situation or em-

ployment to which he desires to be admitted;

2nd. That he is free from any physical defect

or discase which would be likely to interfere with the proper discharge of his duties:

3.d. That his character is such as to qualify him for such situation or employ- ment; and

4th. That he possesses the requisite know- ledge and ability to enter on the discharge of his official duties.

J. POPE HENNESSY. 28th May, 1877.

第報

缺員文灣香

h

輔政使司馬

香港總督部堂薇

輔政使司馬

用甄別之法?如 批 案平時凡有本文員之職部堂補缺者必

語抄串偉?

?下所有物

督憲?諗得

初六日示

十年正月

一千八百八

語批督

委派官員立機如左

皇后督局議政大臣於一千八百七十七 補授大英國文員之法無異故本瀨凡有少年英俊 應考而補如此之職但凡應考新當同督部堂隨 月初顯日壹定

欲左

一千八百七十七年 一必要有所應有之識見而遵行該職份之工夫 一必要品行端方與該職份所應運行者符合 一必要身體無殘缺疾病即所能褡他運與守職 一必要年歲與他所欲補充之職份所定期限相稱

五月

二十八批 一千八百八十年 欲充此職者幸勿觀望?此特示俾?週知 號 超等三名薦 督憲任揀選定一名補授該職凡 【華二文而主試著從中拔取 此職份考取甄其最

日正午之先寄: 此缺而未星票者應將其姓名英所有薦書於本月二十 郭堂應考案 鴃月 俸二十大國凡有人欲求補充 此缺者必要甄別於本月二十二日正午赴本署議 出示蟣論補缺事照得巡理府現有想而一缺凡欲求

正月

初六日示

3

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No. 4.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

A competitive examination for the vacant post of Usher at the Police Court will be held at

Noon on Thursday, the 22nd of January, in the Council Chamber, Government Offices.

The Salary of the vacant post is Twenty Dol- lars a month.

Candidates, who have not already applied, should send in their names, with any Certificates or Testimonials they may possess, to the Board of Exauniners, before Noon on the 20th instant.

For the existing vacancy the examination will mainly consist in reading and conversing in English and Chinese.

   The Examiners will lay before the Governor the names of the three Candidates when they may determine to be the best, and from these His Excellency will select the person to be ap- pointed.

By Command,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office,

Hongkong, Cth January, 1880.

TOTAL,........ $ 3,468,546 1,400,000

3

輔政使司馬

憲?

通用事照得本

實存現銀二十萬大圓 督憲漉?鋨紙 英國印度中國三處匯理銀行 簽發通用。 銀紙五十二萬二千三百零二大圓 五千一百八十三圓 存現銀十五萬圓 東藩匯理銀行 簽發通用銀紙四十六萬

港各銀行於本

所簽發通用銀 年英十二月份,印度新金山中國匯理銀行 簽發通用銀

印俾?週知? 驗在案?特抄 香港上海匯理銀行 簽發通用銀紙二百

合共實存現銀一百四十萬大圓 四十六萬八千五百四十六大圓 七十萬大圓 合共簽發通用銀紙三百 零一萬三千零九十一大圓 實存現銀

... 5.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Account, duly certified, of the

Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation

Hongkong, during the Month ending 31st Dermber, 1879, is published for general informa- By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 6th January, 1880.

*五日示

此特示

已卯年十一月

示月

號五第報

知特

七零港實

AVERAGE

SPECIE

BANKS.

AMOUNT.

IN RESERVE.

$

$

Oriental Bank Corporation,

465,183

250,000

Uhartered Mercantile Bank of In-

522,302

200,000

dia London & China,

& China,

Chartered Bank of India, Australia}

467,970

250,000

Hongkong & Shanghai Banking

2,013,091

Corporation,.....

700,000

圓圓

紙存

十 銀 通 二 行 用 月

本本紙

紙度實銀國

紙均照則例經

實存現銀二十五萬大圓 紙四十六萬七千九百七十大圓

用圓

號二十六百二第報憲

輔政使司馬 ?奉

號 庫完納此示 均須每季首先一月由朔日起至月杪止定由業主上期?赴公 七毫五仙水價銀二圓以上一切差役街燈救火壯勇水價等餉 二 灣村落則每租銀一百大圓柚捐錢五大圓另本港各民房舖戶 按計每種銀一百大圓抽捐街燈餉銀一圓五毫救火壯勇餉銀 百七十九年 十二月 二十三日示

按計每租銀一百大圓柚捐銀七圓七毫五仙在大英九龍及各 議政局定議一千八百八十年份本港所有民房舖戶巡捕差餉 督 曉諭抽捐事照得現遵一千八百七十五年抽捐則例督同

No. 262.0

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 千

Executive Council, has fixed the Police Rate for

the Year 1880, 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 ates 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 Owner's

of the Tenements in respect of which the above Assessments have been made.

By Command,

'olonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Hongkong, 23rd December, 1879.

Colonial Secretary.

交易

:

No. 200.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given that, her the next

Chinese New Year Holidays, a fee of me dollar

each will be payable monthly, in adds nav, by all the Scholars attending the Government Central School.

By Cominand.

Colonial Secretary's Officc.

W. K. MAS

Hongkong, 3rd October, 1879.

NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given, that the Crown Reits

for the half year ending 25th December, 1879,

should be paid into the Treasury on or before the

15th January, 1890.

Colonial Treasury,

M. S. TONNOCHY,

Acting Colonial Trenover.

Hongkong, 20th December. 1879.

已卯年八月十八日示

號百二第報

家督

輔政使司馬 曉融爭照得現奉

? 署理庫?司湯

督憲定擬各學童入國

大書院肄業者計自

十五日之先

十二月二十五日 准於英來年正 之前下半年地枇

業主欠到本年英 應該事照得本港

起每名每月收金銀

年華人新歲放假後

週知此示 赴本署完納各宜

壹大園上期送 ?此

特示週知

月十千

十九八

示年百

Jmmwy 6th, 1880.

叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉

叉叉叉叉

叉叉叉叉

十進

月日英港為

LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS ADDRESSED TO CHINESE.

又保家信一封交林康收入

叉叉

一封吳源成收

一封夜泰茂收入

叉一封魯英才收

一封王文通收

又一封會收 一對黃錫麟收 一封梁裕廷收

一封何修收 一封傅保母親收

又一對空何來收

又一世刁官?收 又一封李永治收

一封司徒相英收

封封封

對馬貴同收

一封交洪收

一封交越聘收

一對盧克昌收 一封

一封陳思敏收

一封交收 一

一封吳南山收

又二封鏡著收

一封源隆收

收隆收敏

入收 收入

一十廣源收入 一夜陳海收

一對忠和收入

一封岑培讓收

一封發現收

一封交陳折章

一封交全記廠

又一封黃泰連收

又一封吳?仲收 又未先付家嫂收

一封暢行富收

一封祖森收人

一封張維章收 一對交劉茂收

一對楊亞才收

又一封羅雙婚收

又一封張逢芳收

收收

又一封李鄧收 一和興泰收人

和夏

一夏垣佳收入

一億石菟收入

一封廖鏡堂收

一對蔣玉科收

叉一封交陳杜收 一封蔡江澤收

一封仙收

又保家信一封?陳播?收入

又保家信一封交葉季清收入

又保家信一封交和生收人

一交?友賢收入

一封交成棧收

一封賴仁貴收入

一封蘇大保母收

No. 6.

The following

保星

鍾張

收收收收

封封 封

收收收收收

收收收

收收

收入收收入

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Comparative Statement of the Revenue under the Stamp

貯入入

入名人

號到

列取

原名號列左 現有由外付到要

一付橫濱保田 一封付星波露西 可到本局領取?將原名號列左

一對付星架坡和美收

局如有此人可到本局領取將

Amendment Ordinance,

1868, the Sheriff Ordinance, 1873, and the Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance, 1874, for the years 1878 and 1879, respectively, furnished by the Collector of Stamp Revenue, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th Jannary, 1880.

W. H. MARSHI,

Colonial Secretary.

日付往外

·信數封無人到取現由外付网香港驛務總局如有此人

No. 200.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given that, her the next

Chinese New Year Holidays, a fee of me dollar

each will be payable monthly, in adds nav, by all the Scholars attending the Government Central School.

By Cominand.

Colonial Secretary's Officc.

W. K. MAS

Hongkong, 3rd October, 1879.

NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given, that the Crown Reits

for the half year ending 25th December, 1879,

should be paid into the Treasury on or before the

15th January, 1890.

Colonial Treasury,

M. S. TONNOCHY,

Acting Colonial Trenover.

Hongkong, 20th December. 1879.

已卯年八月十八日示

號百二第報

家督

輔政使司馬 曉融爭照得現奉

? 署理庫?司湯

督憲定擬各學童入國

大書院肄業者計自

十五日之先

十二月二十五日 准於英來年正 之前下半年地枇

業主欠到本年英 應該事照得本港

起每名每月收金銀

年華人新歲放假後

週知此示 赴本署完納各宜

壹大園上期送 ?此

特示週知

月十千

十九八

示年百

Jmmwy 6th, 1880.

叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉

叉叉叉叉

叉叉叉叉

十進

月日英港為

LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS ADDRESSED TO CHINESE.

又保家信一封交林康收入

叉叉

一封吳源成收

一封夜泰茂收入

叉一封魯英才收

一封王文通收

又一封會收 一對黃錫麟收 一封梁裕廷收

一封何修收 一封傅保母親收

又一對空何來收

又一世刁官?收 又一封李永治收

一封司徒相英收

封封封

對馬貴同收

一封交洪收

一封交越聘收

一對盧克昌收 一封

一封陳思敏收

一封交收 一

一封吳南山收

又二封鏡著收

一封源隆收

收隆收敏

入收 收入

一十廣源收入 一夜陳海收

一對忠和收入

一封岑培讓收

一封發現收

一封交陳折章

一封交全記廠

又一封黃泰連收

又一封吳?仲收 又未先付家嫂收

一封暢行富收

一封祖森收人

一封張維章收 一對交劉茂收

一對楊亞才收

又一封羅雙婚收

又一封張逢芳收

收收

又一封李鄧收 一和興泰收人

和夏

一夏垣佳收入

一億石菟收入

一封廖鏡堂收

一對蔣玉科收

叉一封交陳杜收 一封蔡江澤收

一封仙收

又保家信一封?陳播?收入

又保家信一封交葉季清收入

又保家信一封交和生收人

一交?友賢收入

一封交成棧收

一封賴仁貴收入

一封蘇大保母收

No. 6.

The following

保星

鍾張

收收收收

封封 封

收收收收收

收收收

收收

收入收收入

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Comparative Statement of the Revenue under the Stamp

貯入入

入名人

號到

列取

原名號列左 現有由外付到要

一付橫濱保田 一封付星波露西 可到本局領取?將原名號列左

一對付星架坡和美收

局如有此人可到本局領取將

Amendment Ordinance,

1868, the Sheriff Ordinance, 1873, and the Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance, 1874, for the years 1878 and 1879, respectively, furnished by the Collector of Stamp Revenue, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th Jannary, 1880.

W. H. MARSHI,

Colonial Secretary.

日付往外

·信數封無人到取現由外付网香港驛務總局如有此人

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880.

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF THE REVENUE UNDER THE Stamp Amendment Ordinance, 1868, THE Sheriff's Ordinance, 1873, AND THE Chinese Emigration Consolilation Ordinance, 1874, during the Years 1878, and 1879, respectively.

5

Number

-f Article

in the

Schedule.

Revenue

Revenue

DESCRIPTION:

in

in

Increase. Decrease:

1878.

1879.

$

C. $

C.

$ C.

$5

Agreements and Broker's Notes,

1,456.00

1,483.25

Bank Notes,.

19,141.25

20,441.15

27.25 1,299.90

...

Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes,

28,890.75

26,060.70

2,830.05

Bank Cheques,

616.02

792.80

Bills of Lading,

14,615.20

14,815,60

176.78 200.40

...

Bonds, Bottomry and Respondentia, and Average Statement,

68.50

73.00

Charter Party, &c.,

4,582.00

4,263.00

Transfer of any Shares in any Public Company,

8,563.00

6,367.50

8

Fowers of Attorney,

584.00

570.00

4.50

319.00 2,195.50 14.00

9

Notes of Protest,

32.50

17.25

...

15.25

10'

Any Notarial Act not otherwise charged,

289.00

357.00

68.00

11

Receipts for Money exceeding $10 (Adhesive Stamps),

7,768.20

6,481.62

1,286.58

Do.

do.

do. $10 (Impressed Stamps),

89.70

221.58

131.88

12

Probates and Letters of Administration,

1,468.25

997.25

13

Conveyances or Assignments,

7,080.75

5,267.50

13

Deed or other Instrument of Gift,

125.00

75.00

14

14

15

Mortgage,

Where in a Mortgage the Sum secured is unlimited, Re-assignment of any Mortgaged Property,

1,269.50

1,177.50

471.00 1.813.25

50.00 .92.00

50.00

50.00

74.00

75.75

1.75

16

17

18

  Letter or other Instrument of Hypothecation, Duplicate of any Deed chargeable with Duty, Lease or Agreement for a Term of Years,

1,388.00

1,006.50

337.75

....

244.00

...

381.50 93.75

19

20

Lease or Agreement for a Lease without Fine or Premium,. Lease or Agreement for a Lease in consideration of a Fine

631.75

639.50

7.75

...

or Premium,.....

21

Every Instrument in Writing under Seal not otherwise.

578.50

510.00

68.50

specially charged with Duty,.

22

Policies of Marine Insurance,

3,677.20

3,764.60

87.40

23

Articles of Clerkship,

...

?

24

Warrant of Attorney,

...

25

Co-partnership Deed,

26

Cognovit and Arbitration Award,

230.00 17.00

245.00

15.00

11.00

6.00

Sec. 1

Adjudication Fee,

5.00

'2.00

...

3.00

under Article 11,

ADHESIVE STAMPS sold, exclusive of the 3-cent Stamps 24,508.47

24,508.47

19,673.78

4,834,69

Telegraph Forms,

78.50

99.50

21.00

Duty received under The Sheriff's Ordinance, 1873, on:-

Service of Summons, Subpoena, Citation, or Order,.

Arrest or Seizure in Execution,.

Duty received under The Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance,

1874, on :----

Application for a Certificate,

Certificate granted,

Certificate granted under

Application for a Certificate, Schedule E. II,

38.00

28.00

36.00

....

::

10.00 36.00

...

...

...

do.,

120.00 127.00 110.00 105.00

7.00

5.00

TOTALS,....

$128,519.79 116,043.33

2,048.61 14,525.07

DEDUCT INCREASE,

...$ 2,048.61

Stamp Office, Hongkong, 2nd January, 1880.

Yo. 7.

TOTAL DECREASE for the YEAR 1879,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return has been laid before the Legislative Council.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1880.

.$ | 12,476.46

ALFRED LISTER, Collector of Stamp Revenue.

W. H. MARSII,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880.

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF THE REVENUE UNDER THE Stamp Amendment Ordinance, 1868, THE Sheriff's Ordinance, 1873, AND THE Chinese Emigration Consolilation Ordinance, 1874, during the Years 1878, and 1879, respectively.

5

Number

-f Article

in the

Schedule.

Revenue

Revenue

DESCRIPTION:

in

in

Increase. Decrease:

1878.

1879.

$

C. $

C.

$ C.

$5

Agreements and Broker's Notes,

1,456.00

1,483.25

Bank Notes,.

19,141.25

20,441.15

27.25 1,299.90

...

Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes,

28,890.75

26,060.70

2,830.05

Bank Cheques,

616.02

792.80

Bills of Lading,

14,615.20

14,815,60

176.78 200.40

...

Bonds, Bottomry and Respondentia, and Average Statement,

68.50

73.00

Charter Party, &c.,

4,582.00

4,263.00

Transfer of any Shares in any Public Company,

8,563.00

6,367.50

8

Fowers of Attorney,

584.00

570.00

4.50

319.00 2,195.50 14.00

9

Notes of Protest,

32.50

17.25

...

15.25

10'

Any Notarial Act not otherwise charged,

289.00

357.00

68.00

11

Receipts for Money exceeding $10 (Adhesive Stamps),

7,768.20

6,481.62

1,286.58

Do.

do.

do. $10 (Impressed Stamps),

89.70

221.58

131.88

12

Probates and Letters of Administration,

1,468.25

997.25

13

Conveyances or Assignments,

7,080.75

5,267.50

13

Deed or other Instrument of Gift,

125.00

75.00

14

14

15

Mortgage,

Where in a Mortgage the Sum secured is unlimited, Re-assignment of any Mortgaged Property,

1,269.50

1,177.50

471.00 1.813.25

50.00 .92.00

50.00

50.00

74.00

75.75

1.75

16

17

18

  Letter or other Instrument of Hypothecation, Duplicate of any Deed chargeable with Duty, Lease or Agreement for a Term of Years,

1,388.00

1,006.50

337.75

....

244.00

...

381.50 93.75

19

20

Lease or Agreement for a Lease without Fine or Premium,. Lease or Agreement for a Lease in consideration of a Fine

631.75

639.50

7.75

...

or Premium,.....

21

Every Instrument in Writing under Seal not otherwise.

578.50

510.00

68.50

specially charged with Duty,.

22

Policies of Marine Insurance,

3,677.20

3,764.60

87.40

23

Articles of Clerkship,

...

?

24

Warrant of Attorney,

...

25

Co-partnership Deed,

26

Cognovit and Arbitration Award,

230.00 17.00

245.00

15.00

11.00

6.00

Sec. 1

Adjudication Fee,

5.00

'2.00

...

3.00

under Article 11,

ADHESIVE STAMPS sold, exclusive of the 3-cent Stamps 24,508.47

24,508.47

19,673.78

4,834,69

Telegraph Forms,

78.50

99.50

21.00

Duty received under The Sheriff's Ordinance, 1873, on:-

Service of Summons, Subpoena, Citation, or Order,.

Arrest or Seizure in Execution,.

Duty received under The Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance,

1874, on :----

Application for a Certificate,

Certificate granted,

Certificate granted under

Application for a Certificate, Schedule E. II,

38.00

28.00

36.00

....

::

10.00 36.00

...

...

...

do.,

120.00 127.00 110.00 105.00

7.00

5.00

TOTALS,....

$128,519.79 116,043.33

2,048.61 14,525.07

DEDUCT INCREASE,

...$ 2,048.61

Stamp Office, Hongkong, 2nd January, 1880.

Yo. 7.

TOTAL DECREASE for the YEAR 1879,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return has been laid before the Legislative Council.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1880.

.$ | 12,476.46

ALFRED LISTER, Collector of Stamp Revenue.

W. H. MARSII,

Colonial Secretary.

3.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880.

RETURN OF ALL BANKRUPTCIES FILED. Since the passing of Ordinance No. 5 of 1864,

No.

Name.

Nationality. Adjudication.

Date of

On whose Petition.

Official Assignee or Creditors' Assignee.

1 Tag Ab Tute....

L From li.

3. Alexander Bath Le P'oer Power, 41. Cum Wing alias Lai See,

* ! William Robert Cum'ugham,

m Petman Hams,

William Smith,.

Chinese

8th May, 1865

Bankrupt

European

19th Sept., 1865

Do.

do.,

Do.

8th Nov., 1865

De.

dog

Huifam, Official Assignee, appointed by Geverner

Do., Masson,

do.

Ex-Officio

Chinese

29th Dec., 1865

Do.

Do..

do.,

do.

European

6th Jan., 1866

Do.

Huilam,

do..

appointed by Governor

9th Jan.,

1866

Do.

Masson,

do.

Ex-Oficio

Do. Do.

6th Feb., 1865

De.

Huffam,

do.

appointed by Governor

Le ng Kai Houng,

Chinese

14th Mar.. 1866

Do.

Do.,

do..

do.

George Holmes,

European

21st April, 1866

Do.

Masson,

de,

Ex-Ufficio

omnum Ludwig Berns......

Do.

4th May, 1866

Do.

Do..

do.,

do.

Chong Moo alias Chaonghaong Woo,

Chinese

25th May, 1866

Do.

Do..

de.,

do.

Kwok Tsui Hing,

Do.

31st May, 1866

Do.

Do..

do.,

do.

Do.

31st May, 1866

Do.

Do.,

do,

do.

13 | Lum Shing,

14

Wong Yook Chee & Wong-tze Wun,

Do.

5th June. 1866

Do.

Do.

do.,

do.

Do.

9th July, 1886

Do.

Huffam.

do.,

15

Pang

Wah Ping,

SKA PORNR 2 875% Age & REA6ba2 Sees

16 Wong Sun,

Tuniore Henry Elmenhorst,

18 | Frederick Timothy Smith,

Edward Wiebeking,

20 | Yerur Sin Fat,

21 | James Baker, 22 | Edward Carpenter;. Leonard Barnes,

21 Le Alum,

Theodor Busch, Aaron Girdell... Mun Toy,

28 | Yip King Woo,

Do.

20th June, 1866

Do.

Masson,

do.

appointed by Governor

Ex-Oficio

European

16th July, 1866

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

Do.

17th July, 1866

Do.

Hulfaro,

do.,

appoined by Guvernor

Do.

20th July, 1866

DO.

Masson,

do.,

Ex-Officio

Chinese

15th Augt., 1866

Do.

Do.,

do,

do.

European

29th Augt., 1866

Do.

Do.,

do.,

io.

Do.

1st Sept., 1866

Do.

Do.,

don

do.

Do.

10th July, 1866

Do.

Huffam,

do.,

Chinese

7th Augt., 1866

Do.

Masson,

don

appointed by Governor

Ex-Oficio

European

18th Augt., 1866

Do.

Do.,

204

do.

do.

Jew

29th Augt., 1866

Do.

10..

Chinese

2nd Oct., 1806

Do.

Do.

dos,

do.

Do.

8th Sept., 1866

Do.

Do.,

do..

do.

20 Fong A-mow,.

Do.

30th Augt.. 1806

Do.

Do..

don

da

30 Meyer Sassoon Moses & Rucben Solomon, -

Alexander C: F. Bielfeld,

Jews

27th Sept., 1866

Do.

Hunan,

do..

European

15th Nov., 1866

Do.

Do.,

appoluted by Governor

do.

30

33

Alfred Wright..............

33 | Abdoola Forage Ezekiel,

Maurice Albert Meyer, Wong Kum Sing,

Tue Sae Low,

.27 Ah Loke,

Lee Yew..

39 Lyall, Still & Co.,

40 William Heury Hounholtz,

Dent & Co..

42

Frederick Major..

Do.

1st Dec., 1800

Do.

Masson,

do.,

Ex-Officio

Jew

27th Dec., 1866

Do.

Hufam,

do.,

appointed by Governor

Do.

European

Creditor

Chinese

Do.

Bankrupt

Do.

Do.

Do.

15th May, 1867

Io.

do.,

Europeans

23rd May, 1867

Do.

Masson, Official Assignee. Ex-Officio Haffam,

Appointed by Governor

Do.

12th June, 1867

Do.

Do.,

do.,

Do.

Do.

11th July, 1867

43 James Osborne Marriott,

Do.

11th July, 1867

Creditor Bankrupt Do.

do.

Huffam, Official Assignec, appointed by Governor Masson,

do.,

Ex-Officio

Do.

44

Ezekiel Solomon,..

Jew

45 Harry Corran,

European

5th Sept., 1807

Do.

Huffan, Official Assignee, appointed by Governor'

46

I'aal Phillip Reimann,

Do.

22nd Angt., 1837

Do.

Pos

do.,

do.

47

Albert Emile Vaucher & George Blakeway, {

Do.

25th Sept., 1807

Do.

Do.,

?o.

do.

(Vaucher & Co.); j

Do.

Do.

do

do.

Albert Eraile Vaucher, (private),

Do.

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

George Blakeway,

(do.),

Do.

43 Marie Mould,

Do.

29th Oct,, 1867

Dc.

dog

do.

Do.

49

Moritz Ludvig Lessler,

Do.

50 Thomas Crching Ladd,

51

Sheriff Curim,

Do.

20th Nov., 1867

Dc.

Huffam, Ofiziai Assignec, appointed by Governor

Indian

14th Feb., 1668

Do.

Duy

do.,

do.

do.

42Joseph Clarke Burt,

European

28th Feb., 1868

Do.

DON

53

Hot Henry Sneil.

Do.

13th Mar., 1868

Do.

001

do.,

do.

1

Nicholas Pelfield Deunys,

Do.

20th Mar., 1868

Do.

DOW

do..

do.

50

Low: Borboen,................

Do.

22nd April, 1868

Do.

Du.

do.

do.

56 | Ng Lan Tong alias Ng Fong Hoy,

Chinese

29th May, 1868

Do.

Do.,

do.

do.

Hans Ki?r,

37 | Loaw Wah Thiaw,

59 | Wong Kum Wing,

Do.

5th Augt., 1868

Do.

Do.

do.

do.

European

23rd Oct., 1868

Do.

Dos

do.

do.

do.

Chinese

27th Nov., 1868

Do.

Do..

C3

61

62 | Charles Collins,

Chilberine da Silveira,

William Johns?,ne....

60 i Leong Ali Tai,

Lai Tuck ulius Lai Ng,

Do.

26th Nov, 1868

Do.

Do.,

dig

do.

Do.

2nd Dec., 1868

Do.

European

10th Jan., 1369

Do.

Creditors' Assigned

Huffam, Oficial Assignee, appoined by Governor

Mano, Portuguese

3rd Feb., 1869

Do.

European

13th June, 1870

Do.

Do., Alexander,

dos

de.

do..

Ex-Oficio

Hack Alexander McLean...

Do.

1st Jane, 1869

Do.

Hntain,

do.,

appointed by Governor

+40.

67

66 | Clones Freuerick Seuburg,

Rustomjee Dadabhoy,

Ito.

1st June, 1869

Do.

Do.,

Indian 18th June, 1569

Do.

Do.,

do..

63

Yn Hop.

Chinese

18th June, 1869

Do.

Do.,

do..

do.

Tam Fon alins Tam Pak Chune,

10.

3rd Sept., 1869

Do.

Alexander,

do.,

Ex-Officio

70 | Leong Wah Ting,

Du.

30th Nov., 1869

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG,

up to the present date, 1st August, 1879.

No. of Estates

still outstanding.

Ibts

Assets

Amount actually came into

Amount

Costs.

of

Length

The

in S.betule.

in Schedule.

the hands

of the Official

of Winding Commis- up

sion. each

of time

Amount

taken in Winding

of Divi- dend

up cach

Assignee.

declared Estate.

Estate. and paid.

$ 5,794.19

$

$

$

$

8,617.00

422.50

21.12

1.40

13.988.10

2,721.51

102.44

5.12

2.00

3.319.00

15.60

...

17.60

6.244.00 3,536.00

5,768.29

2,023.50

268.60

13.43

26.80

167.73

8.38

74.50

1.754.00

3$6.00

169.00

8.45

12.10

15,139.70

8.610.82

65.25

3.26

2.30

102.533.40

57.393.82

REMARKS.

1

$400 in Treasury, deposited June, 1865. $95.32 misappropriated by Mr. Huffan.

$2 balance made up from Indivisible Residue account. Assets all bad debts.

$200 in Treasury, deposited October, 1867. $28.37 mis-

appropriated by Mr. Huffam.

$84.85 balance paid to Widow. No Schedule filed. $148.45 misappropriated by Mr. Huffam.

$59.69

do.

Assets all bad debts.

do.

922.50 1.235.98

23,925,64? 18,594.10

13

26,305.00? 12,343.75

14

...

13

60,882.21| 28,824.06

8,570.99

16

46,072.98 10,452.06

17

72,105.00

13

5,231,17

19

1,742.00

580.00

110.35

2,245.23.

21.28

112.26

428.55 2,319.29 2 yrs. & 4 mos. 4,860.61

5.51 103.00

62.01 6 yrs. & I mo. 1,981.10

...

1.05

17.00

20

21

1,103.00 1.094.11

2.00

2.00

2,733.10

539.50

2.00

2.00

23

4,156.00

3,753.61

602.61

30.13

78.80

260.00

1

24.

14,132.60 14,034.30

:

...

23

2,840.41 1,010.72

251.11

12.41

238.70

3,665.90 901.50

28

1,020.00

40.00

13.30

::::

20

586.08

1,063.50

13.40

34)

14.657.30

25,505.90 6,139.47

31

18,378.08

959.13

327.93

306.97 16.40

107.10 4 yrs. & I mo. 5,487.12

17.30

1

32

9,342.68

4,352.73

13.50

0.67

56.50

:

:

33

12,054.31

34

603.33

13.96 514.00

14.19

0.69

28.55

35

36

3,650.00

2,510.00

37

$85.52

1,207.00

33

13.30

6,292.87 7.313.00

39 3,785,624.46 3,108,093.33| 55,506.36 2,618.69 17,549.18

40 7,318.35 213.73

19.70

:

7.60

20.50

:.

:

16.87

2

:

::

:

41

42

16,605.84 6,970.71

394.03

43

376.50

842.48

80.00

122 1

45

46

     426.00 14,376.65

1,755.12

17.60 634.08

0.88

31.70

47 148,791.45 146,583.8C 4,759.22

64.212.29 11,432.66

237.96

54.22

4,326.48

216.324,110.16

4,148,00

48

$14.18

170.00

330.93 €70.00

...

16.54

40.70 2 yrs. & 3 mos.

260.39

40

181.10

99.50

108,127.83

292.43

51

9.662.31 17,533.19

468.11

23.41 221.57

52

1.496.00

418.00

305.70

15.28

43.50

53

994.00

811.38

20.62

1.03

6.05

54

29.032.75

446.00

35

1,113.90 1,108.90

10.88

0.54

11.80

57

59

61

€3

364236 2 C#83EZER

56 16.122.27 11.514.01

175.00

8.75

13,668.63

25,885.58 1,085.00

54.25

217.80

58

37.670.16 57.406.64 $37.59

41.88

11.55

2.796.64

2,529.14

60 31.027.52 4,766.50

4,150.00

62

2,578.85

124.50

782.00

37.00

23.00 13 months 721.04

& salary

64

4.602.22 911.00

1,872.12

4.00

0.20

103.00

$60.00

69.16

3.46

8.80

GA

3.301.37 1,200.00

*6:283.34 €1,936.65 455.57

22.78

$9.70

68

36,073.27 40,095.72 11,297.37 54,220,60 14.842.64

70

4,511.50

2,988.70

564.871,004.88 6 yrs. & 1 mo. 8,009.83

1

:

Do.

do.

Do.

do.

File not to be found.

Assets all bad debts.

File not to be found.

$962.54 misappropriated by Mr. Huffam. $1,500 under

head of costs awards for discovery of assets. $1.84 balance made up from Indivisible Residue account.

$89.86 misappropriated by Mr. Huffam. Assets derived

from legacies.

$3.23 balance transferred to Indivisible Residue account. No Schedule on File.

do.,

Assets all bad debts,) $2 costs in each case paid by

Do.

Bankrupt's Attorney. $200 in Treasury, deposited October, 1867. $33.68 mis-

appropriated by Mr. Huffam.

Bankrupt did not surrender. No report to show why

no assots realized.

Bankrupt did not surrender.

Assets all bad debts.

No Schedule on File. Bankrupt did not surrender.

$13.30 bilance made up from Indivisible Residue ac-

count. Bankrupt did not surrender.

do.

do.

$13.40 $238.28 misappropriated by Mr. Huffam.

do.

do. $44.23

sury, deposited October, 1867.

do.

$250 in Trea-

Bankruptcy annulled, January, 1867. $43.87 recovered

from C. Storey, Jr., to cover expenses.

$15.05 still due for costs incurred by Official Assignee. Petition withdrawn before adjudication.

Do.

Do.

do. do.

Adjudication refused.

do.

do.

$13.30 balance made up from Indivisible Residue account. $1,157.50 in Treasury, balance of various Deposits.

$34,180.99 misappropriated by Mr. Huffam.

$7.60 still due for costs incurred by Official Assign?e. No adjudication made. Estate wound-up by Trustees. $353.83 misappropriated by Mr. Huffam.

Nothing on File to show whether Bankrupt surrendered

or not.

Petition by Bankrupt in form? pauperis. No adjudica-

tion.

$16.73 misappropriated by Mr. Huffam. $585.51

do

do.

$3,669.28 in Treasury, deposited December, 1867, & May

1868.

The costs include Bankrupt's allowance.

Taxes, Preference Claims, &c., &c. $13.30 misappropriated by Mr. Huffam.

No adjudication made.

Assets all bad debts.

$223.13 misappropriated by Mr. ?uffam.

$246.92

$13.54

do.

do.

Assets all bad debts.

Do.

do.

O.?cial Assignee.

Crown Rent,

do.

du.

$1.46 still duc for costs incurred by

$166.25 misappro.priated by Mr. Huffam?.

$312.95

$784.16

do.

do.

Assets all bad debts.

do.

do.

No record in Office of any Dividend Meeting having

been held.

$0.96 misappropriated by Mr. Huffam.

$3.80

do.

Assets all bad debts.

do.

$56.90 misappropriated by Mr. Huffam,

Bankrupt left the Colony before final examination,

$393.09 misappropriated by Mr. Huffam.

$1,717.79

do.

do.

Assets chiefly bad debts, and property heavily mortgaged. Bankruptcy annulled, 9th February, 1870.

7

THE HONGKONG GO

ERNMENT GAZETTE. 7TH JANUAICY, 1880,

RETURN OF ALL BANKRUPTCIES FILED IN THE

No.

Name.

Nationality.

Date of Adjudication.

On whose Petition.

Official Assignee or Creditors' assigner.

71 Nuzeerally Abdoolally,

72 Chun Yun Cheun,

78 Eduljee Muncherjee Vaid...

Indian

15th Jan., 1870

Bankrupt

Alexander, Official Assignee. Ex-Odicio

Chinese Indian

1st Dec., 1869

Do.

Do..

do.,.

do.

15th Jan.. 1870

Do.

Do.

do.,

do.

71

William Francis Brown Sams, (private),. William McGregor Smith,

William Francis Brown Sams & William)

McGregor Smith,

Europeans 27th Augt., 1973

Do.

Do.,

do..

do.

Do.

25th Augt., 1874

Do.

Do.

do,

??.

(do.),

Do.

28th Augt., 1973

Do.

Do..

do.

do.

75 Aaron Solomon Cohen,

Indian

13th Jan., 1870

Do.

Don

do.,

do.

Do..

Moulmein Estate,

Chinese

28th Jan., 1870

Do.

Do.,

?9.,

du.

76 Lee Cheok Hing,..

77 George William Snelling,

European 12th Mar., 1870

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

Do.

1st June, 1870

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

78

Ernest Wilhelm von der Bussche,

Do.

20th April, 1870

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

79

Carl Wilhelm Ripke,

Do.

8th June, 1870,

Do.

Do.,

40.

*do.

80 Christian Wagner,

Do.

14th Oct.. 1870

Do.

DO.

do.,

de.

81

William Schmidt,

Chinese

17th Oct., 1870

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

82 Tong Fook Ker,

$3

Edward Wilson Blackwood,

European

7th Dec., 1870

Do.

Do.,

dou

do.

Indian

9th Dec., 1870

Do.

Do.,

do.,

20.

35 Bandaally Nanjce,

84 Mohamedbhoy Dossa,..

Do.

16th Dec, 1870

Do.

Alcxander. Offi. Assignee

Do.

21st Dec., 1370

Do.

up to Jammary, 1871, Do.,

Creditors' Assignee from Jan., 1871, Do,

36 Cassum Nathoo,

Do.

28th Jan., 1871

Do.

up to March, 1871,

from March, 1871.

87 Pestonjec Aspundiarjee Metta,.

European

11th May, 1872

Do.

88 Alexander Gair,.

89

Tai A-fat alias Tai Che Chiu,

Chinese

31st Jan., 1871

Do.

Alexander, Official Assigove, Ex-Officio

Do.,

do.,

do.

Indian

7th Feb., 1871

Do.

Do.,

do.,

39.

90 Abdool Rahman Jamal.

Jos? Maria Guedes,..

Macao, Portuguese 17th Feb., 1871

Do.

Do..

do..

do.

Do.

4th April, 1871

Do.

D0.

dog

do.

92

Rafael Bottado,

European

9th Augt., 1873

Do.

Do.

do..

do.

$3 James Greig,

94

99

Lum Tak Kee,

101

Lee Afong,

Henrietta Silveira Peel,

25 Hajec Ally Mahomed Sheriff,

96 James Wm. Pearce & Benjamin Edward Gall,

97 Hadjce Abdool, Rabim Hadjee Elias...

98 George William Snelling,

100 Cowasjce Durabjce Gotta,

Macao, Portuguese 23rd June. 1871

Do.

Do.,

do.

do.

ludian

23rd June, 1871

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

Europeans

18th Sept., 1871

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

Indian

15th Dec., 1871

Do.

DO.

do..

do.

European

5th Dec., 1871

Do.

Do.,

do.

do.

Chinese

18th Mar,. 1872

Do.

DO.

do.

do.

Indian

17th April, 1872

Do.

Do.

don

do.

Chinese

22nd April, 1872

De.

Do.,

do.

do.

108 Henrique Rodrigues,

102 Christian Louis Volkman,

103 Francisco d'Assis Vandenberg..

101

Ho Yeok Chuen,

105 Rustomjee Ruttonjee,..

106 | Choy Ak?n,

107 Yip Fook,

European

3rd June, 1872

Do.

Do.,

do,

de.

Macan, Portuguese Chinese

17th July, 1872

Do,

Do.,

do..

46.

24th July,

1872

Do.

Do.,

do..

do.

Indian

26th Oct., 1872

Do.

Do

do..

}'),

Chinese Do.

11th Feb., 1873

Do.

10.

do..

do.

3rd Mar., 1873

Do.

Do.

do.,

do.

| Macao, Portugues.

7th Mar., 1873

Do.

Do.

do.

Chinese

26th Mar., 1873

Do.

Don

do..

do.

109 | Tang Kiwong,

Do.

12th April, 1873 | Bankrup! &||

110 | Wong Fai,

Do.

9th May, 1873

Creditor Bankrupt

Alexander, Official Assignce, up to May, 1878 Creditors' Assignee, from May, 1873

Alexander, Official Assignec, Ex-Offcio

111 Cheung ?se Ki,

Do.

9th Augt., 1873

Do.

Do,

do.,

do.

112 Ho Aman,.

113

114

Edward Norton & Robert Lyall, Acurcio Jorge,

Europeans

Sth Augt., 1873

Do.

Do.

do..

de.

| Macao, Portuguese

14th Augt., 1873

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

115 Hjahmar Aberg Bjorling,

116

Tse Wan Chun & Wai Wa Ping,

118

119 Edouard Estarico,..

117 Leong Kai Yue dias Leong Yu Chuen,

Alexander Morrison,

European Chinese

Do.

14th Augt., 1873

Do.

Do

40..

do.

14th Augt., 1873

Do..

Do.

de.

do.

20th Jan., 1874

Do.

Creditors' Assignee

European

Do.

23rd April, 1874 11th May, 1874

Do.

Alexander, Oficial Assignoe, Fix-Officio

Do.

Do..

do.,

do.

Do.

26th Augt., 1874

De.

Do.,

do.,

do.

120 Joseph Henry Baker,

121

Yow Foo alias Yad Tze Foong,

Chinese

122 | George Glasse,.

European

7th Oct., 1874 20th Oct., 1874

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

Do.

Creditors' Assignee

123 John William Finch,

124 Leong Yun alias Leong Tsi Fan,.....

125 Antonio Germano Marques,

126 | William McGregor Smith...

127 William Francis Brown Sams,

Do. 7th Nov., 1874

Chinese 24th June, 1874

Macao, Portuguese 14th Jan., 1875 European 26th Jan., 1875

Do.

Alexander, Official Assignee. Ex-Officia

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

Do.

Do.,

do.,

20,

Do.

Do.,

do.,

do.

the Firat Column.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG,-Continued.

Amount

Costs

Length

The

Debts

in

Assets in

came into

actually Amount

of

Amount

of

the hands

of Winding

time

of

Commis-

Schedule. Schedule.

of the Official

sion.

up. each

taken in Divi-

Winding

Estate.

up each

Assignee.

$

41,105.50 50,022.92

$

$

$

462.81

23.14

9.67

4 years

#2

1,144.22

73

610.00

181.00

90.00

235.00

74 |1,769,798.81 459,423.23

::

4.50

9

dend declared

Estate. and paid.

$ 339.17

...

93.00

No. of Estates

still outstanding

***

:

REMARKS.

$90.62 in Treasury, deposited December, 1874, as Un- claimed Dividend. 21 cents balance transferred to Indivisible Residue account.

$85.50 in Treasury, deposited Dec., 1874, as Residue. Petition in form? pauperis.

Rankruptcy annulled, 10th November, 1873.

$9.57 balance transferred to Indivisible Residue account. Assets represented chiefly by a claim on the Canton

Government.

The sum of $2,563.46 realized from sale of the Goodwill, &c., of the "London Inn," not set down in Bank- rupt's Schedule.

$2 balance made up from Indivisible Residue account. 24 cents

do.

$5.58

do.

Assets all bad debts.

do.

do.

do.

do.

18,250.00

28,687.50

75

2,595.00

23.75

10.07

0.50

11.000.00 4.680.72

76

38,838.00

48,814.00

::

3.

77

9,996.96

426.96 3,141.01

156.91

98.33

1 year

2,885.74

? A

*RBZCZ Z3 22

78

790.00

115.00

100.00

5.00

Do.

79 4.187.30

165.00

0.24

80

3,796.52

460.50

391.00

19.55

1,687.21

145.50

11.77

0.52

14.76 3 yrs. & 9 mos. 11.25

351.11

$2

715.91

556.96

...

83 2,314.00

1.022.76

2.00

7.55

84

61.200.00 44,034.28

...

85

18,789.00 16,064.22

...

86

56,641.50 57,063.42

9,326.61

155.30

2.82 2 yrs. & 1 mo,

8,999.93

87371,732.80 | 219,360.28

2,407.50

120.37

4.68

:

:

100

** AZ**** 258333

-5.379.83 89 21,917.11

3,000.00 419.53

20.98

1.41

4,695.60

93.00

4,65

4.70

34,396.44 5,586.10

37,107.23

194.52

7.55

0.37

1,078.20

25.00

1,648.94 1,636.50

354.08

17.70

2,735.34

108.65

108.65

5.43

21.10 103.22

2 years

315.42

3,120.39

593.40

96

10,813.09 7,386.10 3,547.88

149.49

66.00 | ↑ yrs. & 2 mos. | 3,334.64

29.809.52

137.00

20.00

1,729.72

800.00

339.56

1.00 16.97

1,59 3 yrs. & 2 mos.

316.74

13.792.07

1,757,49

1,732.29

28,823.17 36,176.28

242.92

12.14

73.38

...

1 yr. & 2 mos. 1,666,38

:

:

:

:

:

1

1

::

:

...

1

7:

:

-:

$5.55 balance made up from Indivisible Residue account. Bankruptcy annulled, 24th March, 1871.

No record in Office of any Dividend Meeting having

been held.

$9,168.49 paid Creditors' Assignee. Dividend paid by

Creditors' Assignee.

$2,282.45 paid Creditors' Assignee. No record in Office

of any Dividend Meeting having been held. $397.14 in Treasury, deposited September, 1873. $83.65 do.,

April, 1874, as Residue

not worth dividing.

do.

Bankruptcy annulled, 20th November, 1872.

37:18 in Treasury, deposited April, 1874.

14 cts, balance made up from Indivisible Residue account. Costs include payments for rent and costs of distraint. Bankrupt did not come up for final examination.

$2.25 balance made up from Indivisible Residue account. $19 in Treasury, deposited October, 1873. $4.26 balance transferred to Indivisible Residue account. Assets all bad debts.

$157.40 in Treasury, deposited September, 1873. The Bankrupt was Lessee of the Hongkong Hotel. Up- wards of $34,000 are set down in his Schedule as due · by the Manager to the Estate as the earnnings of the Hotel for 5 months, but on examination of the accounts, it was proved that this sum had been pro- perly paid by the Manager to the Hotel Co. pre- vious to adjudication, for rents, &c.

91 cts. balance made up from Indivisible Residue account. $17.77 in Treasury, deposited September, 1873.

Costs composed exclusively of Lawyers' costs and Sur-

vez fees. No claims paid.

$3.01 balance made up from Indivisible Residue account. $11.17 in Treasury, deposited October, 1874. $1.59 balance made up from Indivisible Residue account. $3,135 paid Creditors' Assignee, June, 1873. No record in Office of any Dividend Meeting having been held. Bankruptcy annulled, 18th June, 1873. $164.26 paid

Trustees.

Assets all bad debts.

Bankruptcy annulled, 12th August, 1875.

Assets consist entirely of property in Macao, mortgaged

from more than its value, and bad debts.

$30.88 in Treasury, deposited October, 1873,

The whole of these costs were paid to Government, to

account of their claim for rent of Slaughter Yards. $398.74 paid Creditors' Assignee, March, 1874. No re-

cord in Office of any Dividend Meeting.

69 cents in Treasury, deposided December, 1878, as Un-

claimed Dividend.

30 cts. balance transferred to Indivisible Residue account. Assets all bad debts. No proofs filed.

$54.20 paid Creditors' Assignee. Assets chiefly Stock- in-Trade, went to holder of Bill of Sale. No record of any Dividend Meeting having been held.

$12.35 in Treasury, deposited as Residue on the 31st

October, 1878.

Bankruptcy annulled, 31st Dec., 1874. No Schedule

filed.

86 cents in Treasury as Unclaimed Dividend. Assets consist of debts out of the Jurisdiction of the Court.

102

737.05

1,261.45

36.50

1.82

2.68

2 years

31.09

103

896.35

79.70

19.40

0.93.

0.70

104

55,164.60| 31,677,61

754.31

37.71 716.60

105 3,611.00

40.00

106

22,460.10 146.50

107

6,535,35 1,250,00

1,801.72

90.08

108

802.00

109

23.101.53 8,389.56

30.70 4,219.05

1.53 210.95

42.25 18.00

58.47

1 year

3,949.04

110

25,389,20 | 16,881.43

3,300.00 165.00

:

111

6,397.00 10,135,50

172.91

8.65

1-12 2.937.50 3,083,50

13

30.575.87 61.591.57

114

7,982.07 9.365.00

115

2,159.15

101.00

116

3,081.50 1,246.57

32.50 1,091.58

1.62 54.57 1,037.01

117 10,199.08 6,736.79 419.72

20.98

118 2,128,80

119

8,207.56

1,142.24

276.08

13.80

49.96 | 4 yrs. & 8 mos.

211.63

120 11,192.89

7,085.59

618.07

26.57

32.84

1 yr. & I mo..

558.96

121. 5,088.58

5,383.69

122 23,014.64 | 21,089.22 | 67.05

2.85

123

1,447.92 400.00

13.00

0.65

124

125

448.40

126 1,798,486.31 20,648,33 127 1,788,0-18.81 20,648.33

435.36

16.76 102.48

315.26

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7?m JANUARY,

1880.

RETURN OF ALL BANKRUPTCIES FILED IN THE

Name.

Nationality.

Date of Adjudication.

On whose Petition.

Official Assience

or Creditors' Assignce,

Chinese

18th Feb., 1875

Bankrupt

Alexander, Official Assignes, Ilx-officio

125; Cbang Sa...

Do.

19th Feb., 1875

Do.

Do..

20.,

de.

120

150

Cher Sut Che...........

De.

26th April, 1875

Do.

Do.

do..

Is

Po Kwun Chee,

RI (Woo S

Cheng How.

Juso Miranda Sanches,

fgrub Henri Turg,

Fiwan"4, Rosario & Co., Jn Caude Willaume,

17 | Sarabjee Rustomjee. Chan Akan or Akan.

Do.

11th May, 1875

Do.

Do..

do.

Do.

8th June, 1873

Do.

Do.,

do.

Macao Portuguess

8th July, 1875

Do.

Do.,

'do..

European

27th July, 1975

Do.

Do.,

.do.

Do.

18th Augt., 1875

Do.

Do.,

do..

Do.

18th Augt., 1875

Creditors

Do.,

do.,

da

Indian Chinese

31st Augt., 1875

Bankrupt

Do..

do.,

da.

13th Sept., 1873

Do.

Des.

do

1.

Maamurio Agostinho da Silva, Chew Chew.

Macao Portuguese

20th Sept., 1875

Do.

De.,

da,

do.

Chinese

4th Oct., 1875

Do.

Do..

do..

do.

Do.

11th Oct., 1875

Do.

Do..

do..

41

Feong Ming Cheong,

142

143 | Benjamin Robert Stanford,

Kwan iling Tai alies Kwan Acheong,

Do.

25th Feb., 1876

Do.

Huflam,

do.

do.

Europcan

29th April, 1876

Do.

Do..

do..

Do.

19th May, 1878

144

John Spinks Hook,

143 | Chun Soe Kai, Oh You Pak, & Lo Wing..

Chinese

26th Sept., 1876

Do. Creditors

Do..

do..

Creditors' Assignce

146 H? lool & Sit Muang Luen....

Do.

16th Dec., 1876

Do.

Do.

147

Lum Tack Wing,....

148

13)

Wong Akow.

Ernest Grelier,.

149 Chi Poon alias Chi Chun Sang,

150 Thomas Thornton Anthony,

152 | George Frank Graham,

153 | Carl Heinrich Eibert Siemund,

Do. European

28th Dec., 1876 | Bankrupt

Huffum, Cilicia! Assignee, Ex-Otheis

26th Jan., 1877

Do.

do.,

do.

Chinese

Oth Mar.. 1877

Do.

Do.,

do..

do.

European

3rd April, 1877

Do.

Do..

do..

do.

Chinese

16th April, 1877

Do.

Plunket.

do.,

do.

European

17th April, 1877

Do.

BO.,

dio.,

Do.

18th May, 1877

Do.

Do...

do.,

134 | Tam Chow, Lee Kwong, & Kung Lok,

Chinese

8th Oct., 1877

Do.

Do..

40..

40.

Do.

15th Nov., 1877

Do.

do.

de.

155 Lee Yu Chow,

Do.

7th Mar., 1878

Creditors

DO.

do..

do.

156 | Ng Akew,

157 Tong Yut,

158 John Robinson White,

Do.

European

26th June. 1878

Bankrupt

Do..

do..

do.

16th Mar., 1878

Do.

Do

do.

Chinese

6th April, 1878

Do.

Do.,

don

20.

139

Luk Mai,

Do.

20th May, 1878

Do.

Do.

20.

do.

100

Ya Ching.

Do.

161

Ya Hong alias Yu Kwong, .......

20th May,

1878

Do.

Do.

don

Do.

20th June, 1875

Do.

Do.

do.

102 Lau Sun.

63

Li T-ung alias Li Tsung Foong,

Do.

12th July, 1878

Creditor

Do,

do.,

Do.

6th Sept., 1878

Bankrupt

Do.,

dog

164

Bo Tai Sang,

105 | Frederick Sowley Huffam,

European Chinese

29th Augi., 1878 13th Sept., 1878

Creditor

Do

do..

dr.

Bankrupt

Creditors' Asdigune

166 | Cha Sz.

Do.

19th Sept., 1878

Do.

Do.

167 Chow Ting,

Do.

1st Oct., 1878

Do.

Do.

169 Foong Him Shan,

169 | Hans Ki?r,

European

11th Nov., 1878

Do.

Plunket, Cdcial Assignee. Ex-Offzio

170 Wong Yan Mui & Tang Sik Ling,

Chinese

15th Oct., 1878

Do.

Do.,

171 | Elijah Lilley,

European 15th Oct., 1878

Do.

Do..

Clanese

2nd Dec., 1878

Do.

Do.,

do..

do.

172

Ho Fool Teen,.

173 ! Thomas Sutton Lilley,

European

12th Dec., 1878

Do.

Do..

do.,

de.

174 | William Carl Engelbrecht von Pustaa,

Do.

23rd Dec., 1878

Do.

Do,

do...

36.

Do.

175

Courad Munroe Donner,

27th Dec., 1878

Do.

do.

do.

176! Wong Yam Ting alias Wong Wa Hee,

Chinese

21st Dec.. 1878

Do.

Do.,

do.

Do.

31st Dec., 1878

Do.

Do..

40..

177 | Wong Tak.

178 Nursey Kessowjee & Co.,

Indians

2nd May, 1870

Creditors

Do..

da.

179 Jayme Rangel,

Mar?o Portuguese

Bankrupt

Do..

de

I Awou Ming,

Chinese European

5th May, 1879

Do.

Do.,

de..

do.

23rd May, 1879

Do.

Creditors' Assignee

181

Francis Hutchings,

SUPREME COURT HOUSE,

HONGKONG.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7? JANUARY, 1880.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG,-—Continued.

Debts in

Assets

Amount actually came into

Amount

Costs of

Length of

The

Amount

in

the hands

Schedule. Schedule.

of the Official

of Winding Commis- sion.

time

of

taken in

Divi-

up each

Winding

dend

Estate.

up cach

Assignee.

$ 10,221.00

$

2,794.60

份:

1,368,76

133.76

$

*

declared

Estate. and paid.

69

$

:

...

9.695.42 11,333.30

...

No. of Estates

still outstanding.

REMARKS.

11

Assets consisted of a Share in a Contract which did not

pay the expenses.

Assets all bad debts.

Assets, debts out of the Jurisdiction of the Court.

2,602.29

527.20

224.38

25.35

143.14

...

924.77

158.00

...

155.88

466.50

49.24 4,758.40

0.40 237.92

2.483yrs. and 6 mos.

4.96 3 years

314.42 4 months 4,206.06

22.87

27.52

$16.36 in Treasury.

Wound up by Mr. Huffam.

17,327.71

2,179.53

281.75

331.66

58,463.1298,526.50

6,351.66 9,018.21

159.10

9,822.17

3,137.60

435.00

7.90 21.75

:.

4.20 2yrs. and 7 mos.

1 yr. and 2 mos.

146.90 411.94

The assets consisted entirely of a claim against Messrs. Spratt & Co., which was the subject of an unsuccess- ful Suit.

Wound up by Mr. Plunket.

Do.

do.

$1.31 balance transferred to Indivisible Residue account.

9,628.32

839.60

41.98 59.25 1 yr. and 8 mos. 1,349.20

3,256.05 216.84 202.45 2 months 4,854.53

862.28

226.24

936.25

12.00

8.00

10,935.94

2.438.74

59.36

0.30 2.97

40,541.87

12,656.68

440.00

22.00

420.00

2,097.27 538.40

372.90

18.45

6,164.22

550.00

150.00

15.25

39,902.99

12,336.68

345.00

17.25

776.74

727.30

13.03

2.15

8.80 11 months 340,54 17.70 5 months 117.05 327.75 4.45

$738,37 paid Creditors' Assignee, October, 1876. Divi-

dend declared, May, 1878.

$3,069.41 paid Creditors' Assignee, February, 1877. Di-

vidend declared May, 1878.

$7.70 in Treasury, deposited as Residue. $56.39 do.,

do.

No proofs filed. $2 balance made up from Indivisible Residue account. $5.11 balance transferred to Indivisible Residue account.

1

$36.43 balance in Registry. No more assets likely to

be realized. Can be wound up.

16,999.43

1,047.27

11,402.27

401.212,401.09

7,651.53 8,401.37 588.18

29.33

9.77

2,731.32 10,045.57 1,033.03

48.12

72.67

:

:

7,092.76

498.29

1

845.45

1

501.91

32.37

16.75

0.84

16.81

4,262.15 5,930.27

827.16

40.30

178.81

588.01

3,122.86

86,501.22

3,420.41 68,249.64 |

42,105.50 10,782.37

273.82

1,610.25 88.21

13.68

15.17

248.85

80.51 627.13

6.75

do.

| |136,389.82|153,533.49

1,584.24

51.00 99.00

::

:-

20,636.99 | 16,783.36

18.54

0.92

Bankruptcy annulled, Sth July, 1878.

$1,507.21 balance in Registry on deposit pending decla-

ration of third Dividend.

$50.79 balance in Registry. There is a claim outstand-

ing for $101.22 in dispute.

$66.79 balange in Registry. There are some few claims

still outstanding.

90 cents made up from Indivisible Residue account.

$20.04 balance in Registry. No more assets likely to

be realized.

$3.88 balance due Registry.

Bankruptcy annulled, 4th October, 1878.

$902.61 balance in Registry. Can be wound up. $81.46

do.

pending by the Official Assignee.

Bankruptcy annulled, 16th September, 1878.

$1,431.24 paid Creditors' Assignee, 31st October, 1878.

First Dividend declared 16th July, 1879.

$17.62 paid Creditors' Assignee, 30th November, 1878.

No Dividend has as yet been declared.

In this case there is a suit

15,108.66

1

1

169,647.03 177,177.78

...

:

:

1

Bankrupt has not passed last examination. No Divi-

dend bas as yet been declared.

33,831.98 32,314.48 3,720.10

19,652.17 13,247.96 507.68

38.60 469.24

1

9,003.13 12,135,29 2,226.23

25.38 - 19.03

111.31

1

134.12 54 months | 1,980.80

1,219.00 1,780.00.

1,225.45 2,129.00

1,099,807.23 1,007,898.25| 23,802.33

807.87 10,768,71*

874,807.23 284,262.27

25,580.05 36,009.11

2,413.80

2,493.69

285.31

8.00

1

...

904.19

206.00

322.34 11.186.00 1,661.76

4,900.00

18054

13.25

194.60

$2.09

53.50

1

$3,212.26 balance in Registry. A Dividend Meeting has

been advertized for the 15th September, 1879. $163.27 balance in Registry. Assets chiefly bad debts.

Can be wound up.

Assets chiefly goods hypothecated for more than their

value.

Assets all bad debts. No proofs put in.

Do.

do.

$12,225.75 balance in Registry on deposit. *Costs in-

clude remittances on consignments.

The Bankrupt was a partner with Mr. Pustau.

The assets consist of a share in the Oriental Sagar Re- finery of no valuc, and some property in Shanghai mortgaged beyond its value.

$277.31 balance in Registry. Final examination ad- journed pending result of efforts by Bankrupt to recover some debts due by persons in China,

1 $698.19 balance in Registry.

$167.29 balance in Registry.

$28.59

do.

do.

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

12

No. 8.

THE HOURONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1880.

Government of India.

MILITARY (MARINE) DEPARTMENT.

NOTICE TO MARINERS. (No. 27.)

BAY OF BENGAL-GOD?VERY DISTRICT. COCANADA.

Black Buoy gft Point Gordeware ( Godavery).

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretar

 The Port Officer, Madras, has given notice that the Black buoy off Point Gordeware (Godavery) has drifted to tl south-westward. Masters of vessels should therefore be extremely careful in rounding the Point to keep the lead going.

By Direction of the Government of India,

R. C. CARRINGTON, In charge of Office, for A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr. (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of Indi

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, Calcutta, 21st November, 1879.

 This Notice affects the following:-BRITISH ADMIRALTY Charts, Nos. 81, 71a, 70u, 828 and 829. 1172, 15b, 15c, and 103m. Also Taylor's Sailing Bircetory, Vol. I, page 465.

If this Notice is received on boardship, the substance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by

to which it relates,

NOTICE TO MARINERS. (No. 38.)

CEYLON EAST COAST. Batticaloa Light.

INDIAN MARINE SURVEY Charts, Nos. 11

and introduced into the Sailing Directio

With reference to Notice to Mariners No. 16, of the 7th June 1878, on the establishment of a light at Batticaloa :- The Master Attendant, Colombo, has given notice that the Batticaloa light which has hitherto been exhibited from th 15th February to the 31st October, will, until further notice, be exhibited throughout the year from sun-set to sun-rise.

By Direction of the Government of India,

R. C. CARRINGTON, In charge of Office, for A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr. (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of Indi

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA. 1st December, 1879.

 This Notice affects the following:-BRITISH ADMIRALTY Charts, Nos. 2031, 828, 70a, and 7485.; Light List for 1879. VEY Charts, Nos, l?b, and 103a; Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I, page 442; Light List for 1879.

INDIAN MARINE SUI

If this Notice is received on boardship, the cubstance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by it, and introduced into the Sailing Direction

to whieb it relates,

NOTICE TO MARINERS. (No. 89.)

RED SEA-GULF OF SUEZ. Leading Light in Suez Bay.

The Egyptian Government has given notice, that on 1st January 1880, a light will be exhibited on the north shore Suez bay, as a leading light through the deep water channel westward of Newport rock, and the channel near the Sp buoy, thence to the anchorage in about 5 fathoms water:-

The light will be a fired white light, elevated 40 feet above the sea, visible through an arc of 1410, or between th bearings N. 101 E. and N. +4° W., and should be seen in clear weather from a distance of about 10 miles. Over the ba and its approaches, through an arc of 3454, the light will be obscured, and the obscuration will cover Kal-el-Kabireh shoa and the Spit buoy.

The illuminating apparatus will be dioptric, or by lenses.

The light will be shown from a mast (upper part for about 20 feet painted black) above a white dwelling, placed o the following bearings, viz.:-

South dock head, Fort Ibraham (Observation spot).....

Newport rock light vessel...

Kal-el-Kabirch shoal beacon

At?kal quarry

Position: lat. 29° 57′ 35′′ N., long. 32° 32′ 10′′ E.

S.S.E. E. S. AE. S

S. by W. W., W. S.W. 3 W., WW

NOTE--Approaching from the Southward, this leading light should he kept just open westward of Newport rock ligh and be steered for, passing the Newport rock light vessel at the distance of about 2 cables---the leading light must then b kept in sight till the Spit buoy is passed.

(The bearings are Magnetic.

By Direction of the

Variation 43° Westerly in 1879.) Government of India,

R. C. CARRINGTON, La charge of Office, for A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comar. (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of“ Indie

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 1st December, 1879.

This Notice affects the following:-BRITISH ADMIRALTY Charts, Nos. 2718c, 2523, 8a. 757, 233 and 734; Sailing Directions, Red Sea Pilo 1873, pages 10, 23 and 87; List of Lights for 1879. INDIAN MARINE SURVEY List of Lights for 1879; Also Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. I, page 27 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 Direction

to which it relates.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 40.)

BAY OF BENGAL-COROMANDEL COAST.

Madras Semaphore.

13

      The Port Officer, Madras, has notified that the Semaphore on the Marine Office flag-staff is now dropped at 8 A.M. and v. daily, Madras mean time. It is extended at a right angle five minutes before dropping.

      Should the Semaphore not fall at correct time, immediate intimation will be furnished to the Shipping either by cir- r or signal.

By Direction of the Government of India,

R. C. CARRINGTON, In charge of Office, for A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr. (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 2nd December, 1879.

INDIAN MARINE SURVEY Chart, No. 105; Taylor's Sailing Directory, This Notice affects the following:-BRITISH ADMIRALTY Chart, No. 71c. 1, page 159. 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 hich it relates.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 6th January, 1880.

1

Fougerat, Mr.

1

=k, (Mypan) 1 regd.

un

1 regd.

Letters. Papers.

Douglas, G.

Letters. Papers.

i

Letters. Papers.

Garrett, Walter 1

Lie Tay Ho Lamston, Mr. 1

Horn, Samuel

1

Hee Heng

1

Hair, John

MacDuer, Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. 1

1

2

4

Marmont, Sigr. 2

?ne,Capt.A.B.1

mann, C. I card. ng, A. 1 regd. =?re, A. 1 card

■ro, Sig. E. 1 card 2, H.

1

ng Vong Hup 1 ton, George 1 wallader,W.G.1

amel, Chs. 1 gren, E. F. 1

-e, Win.

1

is, G.

1

ers, Jack

A

1

Er Gee Lee, Revd. 1 Emery, H. C. Ellridge, Frank 1 Easton, J.

Fernandes, D. Frannusich, G. L Francis, Francis 1 Francisco, Yg. 1 Fuchs, E.

Gnadinger, F.; 1 Gi, Goum

1

Green, Mrs. M. E. i Geist, D. F. D, 1 Graham, Mrs. 1

Haworth, J. J. Houndson, Ino 1 Hardcastle, E. L.2 Hamond, C. A. 1

Imberti, Battista 2

Johnson, J. J. 1 Jenkins, John 1 J. K. Jayer & Co.

MacCarthy, Dr. 2 McFarlane, K. 2

McFarlane, W. 1 Moreno, C. C. Mackie, Y. Meyer, A. P.

1

Lilley, Capt.

Leonetti, F. Liamo, Monsr. 1

i regd.

Nicolas, Diego 2 Nielsen, F. C. 1 Nero, Mathew 1 Nicholson, Alex. ? Ng Ahon Noel, Frank

Smith, W. Farra 3 Sutton, W.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pprs.

1 regd.

Page, John E. 2

Pearson, J.

Sell, G. P. Sherwood, O. S. 1

4 1

15

1261

Parlance, James 1

Quong Ying Woh 1 regd.

Rosenthal, Dr. S. 1

Rummelhagen,K. 1 Roussel, Monsr. 1 Reimann, P. P.

1

Rodrigues,Sabina 1 1 pcl.

Williams, T.

Won Kam Chung 1 Winters Miss G. 1 White Mrs. F. W. 5 Wor Shang Walker, Thos.

Thistedt, T. Tause, Miss N. S. 1 Thornton, S.

1

1

Voen & Co.

1

1 regd.

1 regd.

1

Sillifant, E.

1

Stone, E.

1

1

Souza, A. M. P. 1 Shin Lin

Xavier, F. S.

1 1

Salgado, Jos?

Young, Henry 1

Albatross..........33 Letter.

Growler,......

1 Letter.

For Men of War.

Lily,.........l Letter.

Richmond, ........1 Regd.

Shannon..........1 Letter.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers

Letters. PapHTM.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pprs

ce

1

ie Weston

1

Candace Clara

Ella Beatrice

8

Ka

1

Charity

10

Earl of Zetland 1 Electra

Hopewell Hydra Hecla

Monte Rosa

1

Stant

1

3

Mad Cap

2

1

Sunbeam

5

3

1

Medora

1

Sir Lancelot

8

8

e

Callao

1

Escambia, s.s.

1

Mary T. Leslie 1

Star of China

3

Mabel

Staffordshire

shant

I

Choloc

1

a Sophia

1

Clan Alpine, s.s. | 1

3

<. Newton

Fiery Cross

Italia, s.s. Iris

Stonewall Jackson

1

Colwyn

3

Nettie Merryman 2

Ferntower, s.8.

Tung Ting, s.s. 1

Kander Yeats 2

Clurn

i

N. Boynton

1 regd.

2

guste Reimers 2

      ban, s.s. erica OL, 5.8.

■ Caao

Chelinsford

F. Nightingale 1

Jules Dufaure 1

Norman

1 regd.

Undaunted

?

Chob Sable

1

Claverhouse, s.s. 1

Gauntlet

Golwyn

1

Kun Yang Tye 1 Kinross

11

Pegasus, 8.8.

1

Vanguard

2

Pendragon

Ventriloquist 1

Golwan

1

Prima Donna

1

jamin Ayman 1

ona

1

ted Will

3

Fan Middelburg 1

lochmyll

Dora Ann Davina Drumclog

1

Glandinorwig 6

Loter

Prosperity

2

G. F. Fruland 1

Lily

Petrel, s.s.

4

1

Glamorganshire 4

Lena Borbon

Peru

Lota

1

Wero Woolhara Wing Soy Shing 3 Winlow

1

1

Edith

2 1 regd. Hattie E. Tapley 3

Lucia

5

6

Edward Barrow 2

1

Henry A. Paul i

Lancashire Witch 6

1

Rover of the Seas 9 Rifleman

1

1

Yorktown

Books, &c., without Covers.

mingham Weekly

English Independent.

Highlander.

Post.

Hamburgisher Corres-

tish Messenger.

Fanfulla.

pondent.

Family Herald.

Hoboe.

Firo.

ekoza.

Fliegende Blatter.

Friend of India.

atinent.

ura?assche Courrant.

Eberg, F. W. C.,

Geornale per Tutti. Golos.

Glasgow Herald.

(Cards).

Hexameron.

Oca.

Illustrated London News.

Jeune Republique. Journal des Consulats. Journal de St. Petersburg. Jersey Weekly Press.

Lucknow Times.

London & China Express.

Le Levantin.

Langelands Avis. Lennox Herald.

Plans (frau C. Hock- Saturday Review, &c.

mann, Berlin).

Provincia di Brescia.

Punch.

Times.

Unterhaltungs Blatt.

Proceedings of U. S. Na-

Pooley's Catalogue.

val Institutes.

Middelfort Avis. Mail. Moniteur.

Quiver.

National Zeitung.

Record..

Detained for Postage.

Verzameling.

Weekly Bulletin. Weekly Irish Times. Warehouseman and Dra- per's Trade Journal.

Annibal, Ramos, Chili, Yumbel, (20 cents to pay)...............

General Post Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1880.

f

................................1 Letter.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 40.)

BAY OF BENGAL-COROMANDEL COAST.

Madras Semaphore.

13

      The Port Officer, Madras, has notified that the Semaphore on the Marine Office flag-staff is now dropped at 8 A.M. and v. daily, Madras mean time. It is extended at a right angle five minutes before dropping.

      Should the Semaphore not fall at correct time, immediate intimation will be furnished to the Shipping either by cir- r or signal.

By Direction of the Government of India,

R. C. CARRINGTON, In charge of Office, for A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr. (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 2nd December, 1879.

INDIAN MARINE SURVEY Chart, No. 105; Taylor's Sailing Directory, This Notice affects the following:-BRITISH ADMIRALTY Chart, No. 71c. 1, page 159. 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 hich it relates.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 6th January, 1880.

1

Fougerat, Mr.

1

=k, (Mypan) 1 regd.

un

1 regd.

Letters. Papers.

Douglas, G.

Letters. Papers.

i

Letters. Papers.

Garrett, Walter 1

Lie Tay Ho Lamston, Mr. 1

Horn, Samuel

1

Hee Heng

1

Hair, John

MacDuer, Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. 1

1

2

4

Marmont, Sigr. 2

?ne,Capt.A.B.1

mann, C. I card. ng, A. 1 regd. =?re, A. 1 card

■ro, Sig. E. 1 card 2, H.

1

ng Vong Hup 1 ton, George 1 wallader,W.G.1

amel, Chs. 1 gren, E. F. 1

-e, Win.

1

is, G.

1

ers, Jack

A

1

Er Gee Lee, Revd. 1 Emery, H. C. Ellridge, Frank 1 Easton, J.

Fernandes, D. Frannusich, G. L Francis, Francis 1 Francisco, Yg. 1 Fuchs, E.

Gnadinger, F.; 1 Gi, Goum

1

Green, Mrs. M. E. i Geist, D. F. D, 1 Graham, Mrs. 1

Haworth, J. J. Houndson, Ino 1 Hardcastle, E. L.2 Hamond, C. A. 1

Imberti, Battista 2

Johnson, J. J. 1 Jenkins, John 1 J. K. Jayer & Co.

MacCarthy, Dr. 2 McFarlane, K. 2

McFarlane, W. 1 Moreno, C. C. Mackie, Y. Meyer, A. P.

1

Lilley, Capt.

Leonetti, F. Liamo, Monsr. 1

i regd.

Nicolas, Diego 2 Nielsen, F. C. 1 Nero, Mathew 1 Nicholson, Alex. ? Ng Ahon Noel, Frank

Smith, W. Farra 3 Sutton, W.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pprs.

1 regd.

Page, John E. 2

Pearson, J.

Sell, G. P. Sherwood, O. S. 1

4 1

15

1261

Parlance, James 1

Quong Ying Woh 1 regd.

Rosenthal, Dr. S. 1

Rummelhagen,K. 1 Roussel, Monsr. 1 Reimann, P. P.

1

Rodrigues,Sabina 1 1 pcl.

Williams, T.

Won Kam Chung 1 Winters Miss G. 1 White Mrs. F. W. 5 Wor Shang Walker, Thos.

Thistedt, T. Tause, Miss N. S. 1 Thornton, S.

1

1

Voen & Co.

1

1 regd.

1 regd.

1

Sillifant, E.

1

Stone, E.

1

1

Souza, A. M. P. 1 Shin Lin

Xavier, F. S.

1 1

Salgado, Jos?

Young, Henry 1

Albatross..........33 Letter.

Growler,......

1 Letter.

For Men of War.

Lily,.........l Letter.

Richmond, ........1 Regd.

Shannon..........1 Letter.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers

Letters. PapHTM.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pprs

ce

1

ie Weston

1

Candace Clara

Ella Beatrice

8

Ka

1

Charity

10

Earl of Zetland 1 Electra

Hopewell Hydra Hecla

Monte Rosa

1

Stant

1

3

Mad Cap

2

1

Sunbeam

5

3

1

Medora

1

Sir Lancelot

8

8

e

Callao

1

Escambia, s.s.

1

Mary T. Leslie 1

Star of China

3

Mabel

Staffordshire

shant

I

Choloc

1

a Sophia

1

Clan Alpine, s.s. | 1

3

<. Newton

Fiery Cross

Italia, s.s. Iris

Stonewall Jackson

1

Colwyn

3

Nettie Merryman 2

Ferntower, s.8.

Tung Ting, s.s. 1

Kander Yeats 2

Clurn

i

N. Boynton

1 regd.

2

guste Reimers 2

      ban, s.s. erica OL, 5.8.

■ Caao

Chelinsford

F. Nightingale 1

Jules Dufaure 1

Norman

1 regd.

Undaunted

?

Chob Sable

1

Claverhouse, s.s. 1

Gauntlet

Golwyn

1

Kun Yang Tye 1 Kinross

11

Pegasus, 8.8.

1

Vanguard

2

Pendragon

Ventriloquist 1

Golwan

1

Prima Donna

1

jamin Ayman 1

ona

1

ted Will

3

Fan Middelburg 1

lochmyll

Dora Ann Davina Drumclog

1

Glandinorwig 6

Loter

Prosperity

2

G. F. Fruland 1

Lily

Petrel, s.s.

4

1

Glamorganshire 4

Lena Borbon

Peru

Lota

1

Wero Woolhara Wing Soy Shing 3 Winlow

1

1

Edith

2 1 regd. Hattie E. Tapley 3

Lucia

5

6

Edward Barrow 2

1

Henry A. Paul i

Lancashire Witch 6

1

Rover of the Seas 9 Rifleman

1

1

Yorktown

Books, &c., without Covers.

mingham Weekly

English Independent.

Highlander.

Post.

Hamburgisher Corres-

tish Messenger.

Fanfulla.

pondent.

Family Herald.

Hoboe.

Firo.

ekoza.

Fliegende Blatter.

Friend of India.

atinent.

ura?assche Courrant.

Eberg, F. W. C.,

Geornale per Tutti. Golos.

Glasgow Herald.

(Cards).

Hexameron.

Oca.

Illustrated London News.

Jeune Republique. Journal des Consulats. Journal de St. Petersburg. Jersey Weekly Press.

Lucknow Times.

London & China Express.

Le Levantin.

Langelands Avis. Lennox Herald.

Plans (frau C. Hock- Saturday Review, &c.

mann, Berlin).

Provincia di Brescia.

Punch.

Times.

Unterhaltungs Blatt.

Proceedings of U. S. Na-

Pooley's Catalogue.

val Institutes.

Middelfort Avis. Mail. Moniteur.

Quiver.

National Zeitung.

Record..

Detained for Postage.

Verzameling.

Weekly Bulletin. Weekly Irish Times. Warehouseman and Dra- per's Trade Journal.

Annibal, Ramos, Chili, Yumbel, (20 cents to pay)...............

General Post Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1880.

f

................................1 Letter.

14

1879-80.

DAY AND DATE.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880. METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

HOUR.

BAROMETER.

Attd.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

THERMOMETER,

WINDS

Direct

tion.

WEATHER.

RAY GAL...

revious 24 ho

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

WINDS

THERMOMETER.

0 to 12.

BAROMETER.

Atta. ?

Max.

Min.

Dry.

Wet.

Dirce-1

tion.

Force.

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL

???

In inches during

previous 24 houre'l

Saturday. 27th

December.

30.10 | 66.5

Noon 30.13 68.5 71.004.06golean

30.07 68.0 1

30.00 70.01 35,05 72.0 73.0 | 65.0 72.5 71.0! B

29.99 74.0

E

o.m.

3

76.075.0

E

b.c.m. 0.00

b.c.m.

Sunday, 9

30.17 70.5

he.

2001 73.0

...72.0, 70.0 E

b.c.

23th

December.

Noon 30.15 72.5 | 73.0 | 66.0 - 72.30|69,0

$0.01 : 76.0 | 76.0

67.075.5; 74.0] W

b.c.

*0.00

3

| 30.11 | 73.0

30.01 78.0

78.0; 760 W

h.c.

Monda ?, 29th

December.

9

30.27 65.0

?65.0 ?3.5

Noon 30.27|63.0|70.0|64.0 ; 65.0 | 03.0

3

30.23 | 65.0

:??

65.0 59.0

Tuesday, 9

30.34 58.0

58.0 31.5

30th Noon 30.32 58.5 | 66.0 55.0 58.051.0

December.

3

30.27 50.0

Wednesday, 9

30.30 50.5

59.059.5

...

50.0 45.0

30.2654.0

Noon 30.31 | 52.0 | 58.0 | 49.0 | 52.0 | 45.0

31st

December. 3

9

30.32 | 46,0

20.1948.0

9

30.20 51.5

30.1157.0

hursday,

1st

January.

Friday,

  2nd Noon 30.1856.5 | 57.0 | 46.5 | 56.0 | 47.0 January. 3

54.0 48.0

146.0 43.0

True wind cannot be registered,

39.09 | 69.0;

165.5 64.5 | N

h.c.

b.c.

Sul16 | 700 | 78.0 | 64.0) | 68.0 | 66.0 || N

b.c.

0.00

30.10|70.0|

68.0 64.5

b.c.

20.16 62.0

58.0 54.0) N

4

b.c.

3017: 63,0 · 68.0

54.0; 61.0 | 56,0| N

b.c.

0.00

b.c.

30.15, 64.0 ;

61.0 55.0 N

b.e.

C.

30.1756.0

1.548.0 N

b.c.

30.17 50.0 63.0 49.0 65.0 #10 N

b.c.

0.00

30.15 59.0

56.0 53.0N

w

b.c.

0.0.r.

80.15 / 52.0

147.0 46.0

Noon 30.27 | 48,054.0; 45.0|48.0 | 45,5

C.T.

30.1554.0 56.0 | 45.0 49. 47

!

48.0 | 45.01

30.0954.0

51.043,0

b.

50.5 54.0

19.0

SOON

|54.0.49.0 | N

Z Z Z

N

3 o.r.

3 0.1.

0.08

3

o.r.

b.

30.05 : 59.0 62.0|47.0|02.0 - 50.0: Calm

0.01

57.0 48.0

30.00 30.0

61.0 36.0 ESE

b.

1879-80.

DAY AND DATE.

HOUR.

| BAROMETER.

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FLET.

THERMOMETER.

Attd.

Max.

Min.

Dry.

WINDA

? TO 12.

tion.

Fore

WEATHFI

alist? tij tel

(previous 24 hours

BAROMETER.

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

THERMOMETER,

A

Max.

Min.

Pry.

Wet.

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12

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1880.

NOTICE.

15

       Under provisions of Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, notice is hereby given, that a Special Sessions of the Justices of the Peace will be held at the Police Magistrates' Court, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon of Tuesday, the Twentieth of January next, and thereafter on the first Tuesday of every month, for the purpose of considering applications for granting or transferring Spirit Licences during the year 1880.

Such applications to be lodged at the Police Magistrates' Court, at least ten days before each of

the Sessions now notified.

C. B. PLUNKET.

Police Magistrate.

Magistracy, Hongkong, 20th December, 1879.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

THE

THE Court will sit in Original Jurisdiction, on every Monday and Thursday, until further notice.

*E*Court will sit in Summary Jurisdiction,

every Tuesday, until further notice.

THE

By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG.

HE Sittings of this Court will be held on every Monday and Thursday, until further

T":

notice.

By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

HONGKONG.

SUMMARY JURISDICTION.

Foreign Attachment.

Suit No. 1231.

Plaintiff,-WONG HUNG.

Defendant,-LEUNG AYON.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Writ of

Foreign Attachment returnable on the 15th day of January, 1880, against all the Pro- perty moveable or immoveable of the above named Defendant within the Colony, has been issued in this Suit pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of The Hongkong Code of Civil Pro- cedure."

66

STEPHENS & HOLMES, Solicitors for the Plaintiff,

2, Club Chambers,

Hongkoug.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Foreign Attachment.

Suit No. 55.

Plaintiffs,-ADOLPH EMIL MEYER and HER- MANN FRIEDERICH MEYERINK, of Victoria, in the Colony of Hong- kong, trading in Copartnership as Merchants, under the style or firm of " MEYER & Co."

N

Defendant,-JAMES BROWN, of Newcastle, New South Wales, Merchant, trading under the syle or firm of "JAMES AND ALEXANDER BROWN." OTICE is hereby given that a Writ of Foreign Aitachment against all the Pro- perty moveable or immoveable of the above named Defendant within the Colony, has been issued in this suit pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of "The Hongkong Code of Civil Pro- cedure," returable on the 10th day of January, 1880.

TH

SHARP, TOLLER & JOHNSON, Solicitors for the Plaintiffs, Supreme Court House, Hongkong.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. JAMES WORTHINGTON and Mr. WM. SETON BROWN in the Firm of BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON. & Co., censed on the 31st December, 1879, and the name will henceforward be signed "in liqui- dation" only.

NOTICE OF REMOVAL.

and after the 27th instant, (SATURDAY),

ON and

PORATION will be carried on at No. 2, Queen's Road Central, the Premises lately occupied by- the AGRA BANK.

GEO. O. SCOTT,

Acting Manager

Hongkong, 23rd December, 1879.

NORONHA & Co.,

PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS & STATIONERS

AND

Printers to the Government of Hongkong,

· Nos. 5, 7 & 9, Zetland STREET, HONGKONG.

ESTABLISHED, 1844.

Letter-Press Printing. Copper-Plate Printing. Play-bills, Hand-bills, Programmes, Posters, fc., &c.,

neatly printed in coloured ink.

LARGE ASSORTMENTS OF VISITING, BALL,

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FOR SALE.-

copies of the

The business as heretofore will be continued by THE Undersigned having yet a few the remaining Fartners. Mr. WM. ABBOTT TURNBULL and Mr. WILLIAM HOWIE, under the name of TURNBULL, HOWIE & Co.

BIRLEY, WORTHINGTON & Co., In liquidation. TURNBULL, HOWIE & Co.

Shanghai, 1st January, 1880.

NOTICE.

HE interest and responsibility of Mr. LEON- HARD STAEL in our Firm cease on the 31st December last.

Mr. F. C. DITTMER is authorized to sign our Firm per procuration.

HESSE & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1880.

Revd. W. LOBSCHEID'S Chinese & English Dictionary beautifully bound up, now offer them at reduced price of $2.50 each.

Half bound,

$2 each.

NORONHA & Co.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1879.

Printed and Published by Noronha & Co., Printers to the Hongkong Government.

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DIE

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MON

DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

報 門 轅 港 香

Published by Authority.

No. 2..

號二第

VICTORIA, WEDNESDAY, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.

日三初月二十年卯己 日四十月正年十八百八千一

號ㄧ第報 憲

VOL. XXVI.

簿六十二第

No. 1.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Translations into Chinese, for the information

of the Chinese portion of the Community, of some 卯十千

of the Government Notifications are inserted

herein, but it is to be understood that in case of

variance in the sense of the English and Chinese

versions, the sense of the English text must be

considered as correct.

By Command,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office,

No.9.

Hongkong, 17th November, 1879.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

       The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

十七日 號 一千八百七十九年十一月 己卯年 十月 初四日示

初二日

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office,

Hongkong, 13th January, 1880.

Government of China.

NOTICE TO MARINERS. [No. 109.]

CHINA SEA.

AMOY DISTRICT.

"Lunan" Wreck in Amoy Outer Harbour.

Notice is hereby given that a junk showing from her mast head a fixed white light, visible in clear weather about 3 miles, has been moored over the wreck of the “Lunan "in Amoy Outer Harbour.

The wreck lies in 7 fathoms at low water springs, with

Tsing-seu Light bearing S. 41° E. magnetic, and

Taitan

""

By Order of the

""

3. 85° E. pe?tor General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS,

ENGINEERS' OFFICE,

SHANGHAI, 6th January, 1880.

日月:

老文港報事

輔政使司馬

督憲諭?憲報英文華文?

+照得本港轅門報?有憲

輔政使

告將督奉

<譯出華文間有未能?合 港華人週知但須知若由英

者仍以英文之意?正此示 第 印俾?

報由英文譯出華文者俾本 憲督憲診

有并

合英本憲刊

號九第報

卯 知俾示以

?抄

為四朔頂西形所有事稅通稅

以此十望挂音度屬

即度

度落白講開內?務 創赫?

事處

行 水常南於門等隨或憲照總

光緒五年 十一月

合一潮有所勢界知

遵東時光魯列

觀深明

明船左港因時

月 勿

示大七燈磞 忽

外?彰 彰 行本造

通膽拓晴沉計

移以經

廿五日 第一百零

卄 切

時之開浪 或沿營韓 燈

五 切

華 各塔自光處

有海

日 特處?燈照現一式

式造通

船南船約經質 寶燈

?添江前

建華

八視九設門船查谷 其十青里有日 廈鹿須造 務五嶼該華廈隻門 裁燈 宜度燈沉船門合關得薇塔 船一港將稅行營浮

隻外其務海

南每桅在情司船藝等 等為

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1879.

NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given, that the Crown Rents

r the half year ending 25th December, 1879,

ould be paid into the Treasury on or before the 5th January, 1880.

lonial Treasury,

十七一

月十千

M. S. TONNOCHY,

Acting Colonial Treasurer.

十九八 日

示年百

Hongkong, 20th December, 1879.

19

週赴十准 之十業署 知本 前二主論理 月 事庫

週知此示

之來半二到照 先年年十本得司 各?正地五年本湯 宜銀月日英港?

HONGKONG.

ANNO QUADRAGESIMO-SECUNDO

VICTORIA REGINE.

JOHN POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

No. 8 OF 1879.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hong- kong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to consolidate and amend the laws relating to merchant shipping, the duties of the Harbour Master, the control and management of the waters of the Colony, and the regulation of vessels navigating the same.

W

[30th December, 1879.]

HEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the laws relating to merchant shipping, the duties of the Harbour Master, the control and management of the waters of the Colony, and the regulation of all vessels navi- gating the same; and whereas doubts have arisen as to the applicability of certain sections of "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1854," and the Acts amending the same: Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Le- gislative Council thereof, as follows:-

PRELIMINARY.

I. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as "The Merchant Shipping Consolidation Ordinance, 1879."

II. In the construction and for the purposes of this Ordi- nance (if not inconsistent with the context or subject matter) the following terms shall have the respective meanings hereinafter assigned to them, that is to say :-

"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 navigation not propelled by oars, except Chinese junks or lorchas not propelled by steam.

Steam-ship" shall mean any vessel propelled by steam. "Colonial Ship" shall mean and include every ship re- gistered under section 3, part I of this Ordinance.

Title.

Preamble.

Short title.

Interpretation clause.

E

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.

So Fritish ves-

el, without an imperial register, to use the waters of the Colony. [See Ordinance No. 4 of 1855, Sec. 1.]

Chinese Crown lesses entitled to hold Colo-

nial register. [Ibid, sec, 6.]

Declarationg necessary for obining register. {Ibid, sec. 2.]

Documenta ne-

cessary pre- rious to grant of Colonial

register.

[Thrid, sec. 3.]

Surveyor's certificate. [Zuid, sec. 7.]

Name of Colo- nial registered ship.

(Ilrich seien 4.]

"River Steamer" shall mean any steam-ship carrying more than 12 passengers and regularly plying between the waters of Hongkong and any port or place on the Canton River, or Macao.

"Tons," " Tonnage" shall mean tons and tounage, as calculated according to British measurement of registered tonnage.

The term "Waters of the Colony" shall (except as berein- after provided) be, for the purposes of this Ordinance, deciu d to comprise the waters situate within a radius of one marie league from the shores of the Colony: Provided always thot this interpretation shall not be construed to affect wetera 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 apprenticos duly indentured and registered.

PART I.

MERCHANT SHIPPING AND SEAMEN.

CHAPTER I.

REGULATION OF BRITISH AND COLONIAL SIIPS.

III. No ship owned by a British subject shall be at li- berty to trade in or from the waters of this Colony, unless she is provided with a certificate of registry in conformity with the Imperial Acts of Parliament in that behalf.

2. The Governor may, at his discretion, grant a Colonial register as hereinafter provided to any Chinese person ro-ident within the Colony applying for the same, provided such applicant be a registered lessee of Crown lands within this Colony, and that he tenders as securities for the ne, performance by him of all the requirements of this section two other Crown lessces, and that he and such lessees he severally reported by the Registrar General to be each worth two thousand dollars in this Colony, and shoidd such appli- cant be a member of any shop or partnership, that the soil of such shop or partnership be also affixed to the security to be given by him.

3. When any person shall be desirous of obtaining a Co- lonial register, such person shall forward to the Colonial Secretary a declaration in writing stating whether the Colonial ship for which such register is sought is intended to be employed solely ju trade with China, or on mere distent voyages: Provided always, that should such deckarn- tion be false, or the Colonial ship to which it relates rot be employed in conformity with it, the register therohy obtained shall ipso facto become null and void.

4. A Colonial register shall be given, under the band of the Governor, on production of the following documents.

(a.) The Surveyor's certificate as hereinaftce provided

by subsection 5.

(b.) A declaration of ownership with proof therent to

the satisfaction of the Colonial Secretary. (c.) A joint and several bond of the owner and two sureties binding each and every of the sevend obligees under a peual sum of five thousand dollar?, to comply with all the provisions of this Ozd nance and with all the lays binding on British subjects with regard to trade with Clina.

5. The Surveyor's certificate, referred to in subsection 4 of this section, shall, in case of a steam-ship, be a certificate granted under Section V. of this Orthones, and in ease of ? sailing vessel shall be a certificate specifying the proper measurement of the ship requiring a Colonial register, and that such ship has proper anchors and chains, canves sails, if any, her bottom sheathed with metal, and that such ship is in all respects strongly built and properly equipped for the trade for which she is intended,

6. It shall not be lawful for the owner of any Colonial ship to give her any name other than that of her registry, and such owner shall, after registry, cause to be painted in white or yellow letters not less than four inches long her name upon some conspicuous part of her stern and on each bow in a distinct and legible manner, both in Ro- man and Chinese characters, and shall so keep and preserve the same, upon paiu, on breach of the provisions of this subsection, of paying a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.

7. The register of every Colonial ship shall be produced once at least every six months to the Harbour Master, who shall endorse the date of such production on such register, upon pain, on failure of such production, of the forfeiture of such register, unless satisfactory cause for such non-produc- tion be shown to the Colonial Secretary.

8. Every register, certificate, endorsement, declaration, or bond authorised or required by this section, may be proved in any court of justice, or before any person having by law or by consent of parties authority to receive evidence, either by the production of the original, or by an examined copy thereof, or by a copy thereof purporting to be certified under the hand of the Colonial Secretary, or other person who, for the time being, shall happen to have charge of the original, which certified copy he is hereby required to furnish to every person applying at a reasonable time for the same, and paying therefor the sum of one dollar; and every do- cument, when so proved as aforesaid, shall be received as prima facie evidence of all matters therein recited, stated, or appearing.

9. The British flag may be used on board of ship lawfully possessing a Colonial register.

any

Colonial

10. Upon any change of ownership in any Colonial ship registered under this section, such change as aforesaid shall be endorsed upon her register under the hand of the Gover- nor and any change of master shall be endorsed upon the register by the Harbour Master.

11. Every Colonial ship (except Chinese jun's or lor- chas) provided with a Colonial register under this section shall be, in every respect, subject to the provisions of part I of this Ordinance and (except where the same are incon- sistent with the terms of this section) to the provisions of "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1854," and to the Acts amending the same, in the same manner and to the same extent as British ships registered under the said Acts are subject thereto, in the waters of this Colony, or in trading therein or therefrom.

12. Any Colonial register granted under this section shall be in force and effect for one year from the date of such register, and no longer, and such register shall be renewable by endorsement on the same, under the hand of the Gover- nor, if he shall so think fit. Provided always that whether the register is intended to be renewed or not such register shall be delivered into the custody of the Colonial Secretary five days before the expiration of the year for which it has been granted or in the event of the registered ship being at sea then on her return to the waters of the Colony, and that the owner, agent, or master of any such ship neglecting to comply with the requirements of this provision shall incur a penalty not exceeding 500.

13. No prosecution shall be instituted under this section unless under the fiat of the Attorney General.

CHAPTER II.

REGULATIONS CONCERNING SAFFTY.

Boats for Sea-going Ships.

IV. The following rules shall be observed with respect to boats, rafts and life buoys, that is to say:-

(a.) No decked, British ship (except ships used solely as steam tugs) shall proceed to sea from this Colony unless she is provided, according to her tonnage, with boats duly supplied with all requi- sites for use, and not being fewer in number nor less in their cubic contents than the boats the number and cubic contents of which are specified in the table marked in the schedule hereto for the class to which such ship belongs: Provided that the Governor may, at the request of the owner, or master, authorise the reduction of the number and the variation of the dimensions of such boats and also the substitution of rafts or other appli- ances for saving life for any such boats, so never- theless that the boats so reduced or varied and the rafts or other appliances so substituted be sufficient for the persons carried on board the ship: Provided also that it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council, from time to time, or at any time here- after, to alter, amend, or repeal the said table marked A, or to make a new table in lien thereof. Every such new table and every alteration, amend-

Production of Colonial regis- ter to Harbour Master every six months. [[bid, acc. b.]

Colonial regis- ters, &c. may be proved by production of originals or copies. Ordinance [No. 9 of 1856, sec. 2.]

Chinese resi- dents may use the British flag in Colonial regis- tered ships. [Ibid, sec. 1.] Change of

owner or master.

[Ordinance No. 4 of 1855, Bec. 9.]

Colonial regis- tered ships to be subject to Merchant Shipping Acts, &c.

Duration of Colonial register. [Ibid, sec. 10.]

Consent to prosecution.

Rules as to boats and life buoys. [31. S. A., 1854, bec, 292.]

[M. S. A., 1873,

8uc. 15.)

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.

Penritics on 1998 and Owners, & Deglecting to prese boats and le buoys, IM. S. A.. num, new. 293.]

Harbour Mas-

tor not to clear ships ou complying with the above previous.

M. S. A., 1854, ECC. 291]

ment, or repeal of the said table i shall be pub- lished in the Gazette, and after such publication, shall be as valid to all intents and purposes as if such new or amended table had been originally inserted, instead of table A in the schedule to this Ordinance.

(h.) No such ship carrying more than twelve passengers. shall proceed to sea from any place in the Colony, unless, in addition to the boats hereinbefore re- quired, she is also provided with a life boat fur- nished with all requisites for use, or unless one of her boats hereinbefore required is rendered buoyant after the tanner of a life boat.

(e) No such ship as last aforesaid shall proceed to sca, unless she is also provided with not less than two

approved life buoys ;-

And such boats and life buoys shall be kept so as to be at ali times fit and ready for use: Provided, that the enactments with respect to boats and life buoys hercin contained shall not apply in any case in which a certificate has been duly obtained under the fourth section of "The Chinese Passengers Act, 1855,"

2. In any of the following cases, that is to say:--

(a.) If any ship hereinbefore required to be provided with boats, rafts or life buoys proceeds to sea without being so provided therewith, or if any such boats, rafts, life buoys, or other appliances for saving life are lost or rendered unfit for service in the course of the voyage through the wilful fauit or negligence of the owner or master; or, (b.) If in case of any of such boats, rafts, life buoys, or other appliances for saving life being accident- ally lost or injured in the course of the voyage, the master wilfully neglects to replace or repair the same on the first opportunity; or,

(c.) If such boats, rafts, life buoys, and other appli- ances for saving life are not kept so as to be at all times fit and ready for use-

Then if the owner appears to be in fault he shall incur a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars, and if the mas- ter appears to be in fault he shall incur a penalty not ex- ceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

3. The Harbour Master shall not grant a clearance for any ship hereinbefore required to be provided with boats, rafts, life buoys, or other appliances for saving life unless the same is duly so provided; and if any such ship attempts to go to sea without such clearance, the Harbour Master may detain her until she is so provided.

Survey of Steam-ships of 50 tons and upwards. V. This section shall apply :

(a.) To all British steam-ships of 50 tons and upwards carrying more than twelve passengers and being within the waters of the Colony which have not been surveye! in the United Kingdom or in any British possession within the preceding twelvo months under the provisions of "The Merchant Shipping Acts, 1851 to 1876," or any legislative enactraent for the time being in force in Great Britain and Ireland or in any British possession. (b.) To all Foreign steara-ships of 50 tons and upwards being within the waters of the Colony and carrying more than twelve passengers from the Colony and which have not, from their own country, or the country from whose fag they may have been transferred, or from any British port, survey and other certificates equivalent to those required in the case of British steam-ships: Provided that in the event of any question arising as to the sufli- ciency of any foreign certificate to protect the steam-sbip holding the same from survey under this section, such question shall be referred for settlement to the Governor in Council whose de- cision thereon shall be final.

(c.) To all steam-ships of 50 tons and upwards pro- polled by steam plying within the waters of the Colony, and carrying more than twelve passengers. (d.) To all steam-ships registered in this Colony of 50. tons and upwards, and carrying more than twelve passengers.

(e) To river steamers.

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....

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY 1880.

2. Such steam-ships shall be provided as follows, that is to say:--

If

(a.) Every steam-ship of which a survey is required by this section," shall be provided with a safety valve upon each boiler, so constructed as 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 carrying more than twelve pas- sengers shall have her compasses properly adjusted from time to time; such adjustment, in the case of ships surveyed as hereinafter mentioned, to be made to the satisfaction of the Government sur- veyor or surveyors and according to such regula- tions as may be issued by the Governor. (c.) Every steam-ship carrying more than twelve pas- sengers and every British steam-ship (unless used solely as a steam tug) 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 carrying more than twelve pas- sengers shall be provided, to the satisfaction of the Governor :-

(1.) With means for making the signals of distress at night specified in the first schedule to "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1873," or in any rules substituted 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 ap- prove; and

(2.) With a proper supply of lights inextinguish- able in water, and fitted for attachment to life buoys. (e.) Every steam-ship carrying more than twelve pas- sengers by sea, not coming within the provisions of the Chinese Passengers' Act of 1855, or of any Ordinance made in pursuance thereof shall be provided with such shelter for the protection of deck passengers (if any) as the Governor, 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.

such steam-ship as aforesaid goes to sea from any any port in the Colony without being so provided as here- inbefore required, then for each default in any of the above requisites, the owner shall (if he appears to be in fault) incur a penalty not excee·ling 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 of any steam-ship coming within the meaning of subsectiod 1 of this section, or increases such weight beyond the limits fixed for any British stea n-ship by the Government surveyor as hereinafter mentioned, he shall, in addition to any other liabilities, incur by so doing, a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars.

4. The Governor may, from time to time, appoint such number of fit and proper persons to be Government surveyors for the purposes of this Ordinance as he thinks proper, and appoint their duties, and may, from time to time, remove suci surveyors, or any of them, and may, from time to time, fix and alter the remuneration to be received by such sur- veyors.

5. It shall be lawful for the said surveyors in the execu- tion of their duties to go on board any steam-ship to which this section applies, at all reasonable times, and to inspect the same, or any part thereof, or any of the machinery, boats, equipments, or articles on board thereof, or any certificates of the master, mate, or engineer, to which the provisions 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

Equipment of steam ships. [Ibid, sec. 301.] Safety valve.

Compasses to. be adjusted.

Fire hose.

Signala.

Shelter for deck passengers.

Penalty.

Penalty for iraproper weight on

Efety valve.

sec. 302.]

Governor to appoint surveyors, and fix their remuneration. [[bid, sec. 305.}

Surveyors to have power to inspect. [Ibid, sec. 306.)

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Governor to

erulate med, of

FILIYOY

[[led, sec. 397.]

Penalty en ELITEvers receiflur foc3. (Ibid, sen 394]

Owner to have survey made by

Furveyer, and surveyer to give declarations. [Ibid, sec. 309.]

taken into dock for the purpose of surveying the bull thereof; and any person who hinders any such surveyor from going on board any such steam-ship, or otherwise impales bim in the execution of his duty under this Ordinance, shall incur a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars.

6. The said surveyors shall execute their duties under the direction of the Governor, and the Governor may make re- gulations as to the manner in which the surveys hereinafter mentioned shall be made, and as to the notice to be given to the surveyors when surveys are required, and as to the amount and payment of the fees dac and of any expensca incurred by such surveyors in the execution of their duties, and may thereby determine the person by and to whom and the conditions under which such payment shall be made.

7. Every surveyor who demands or receives directly or indirectly from the owner, agent, or master of any ship surveyed by hin under the provisions of this Ordinance, or from any other person any fee or remuneration whatsoever for or in respect of such survey, chall incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

8. The owner, agent, or master of every steam-ship being within the waters of the Colony shall, where such steam-ship comes within the meaning of this section, cause the same to be surveyed by one or more of the Government surveyors; and such surveyor or surveyors shall thereupon, if satisfied that he or they can with propriety do so, give to such owner declarations as fol-, lows:-

(a.) A declaration of a Government surveyor shall contain statements of the following particulars that is to say:-

(1.) That the bull of the ship is sufficient for the

service intended and in good condition; (2.) That the boats, rafts, life buoys, or other appliances for saving life, lights, signals, com- passes, 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 twelve months) for which the said hull and equipments will be suf- ficient;

(4.) The limits (if any) beyond which, as regards the hull and equipments, the ship is, in the sur- veyor's judgment, nor fit to ply;

(5.) With reference to all steam-ships not coming within the provisions of the Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, or of any Ordinance made in pur- suance thereof, if plying or intended to ply for hire, the unnber of passengers which such ship or vessel is, in the judgment of the sur- veyor, ft to carry, distinguishing, if neces- sary, 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 year, the nature of the voyage, the cargo carried, or other circumstances, as the Governor in Conn- cil may, from time to time, direct by any regulations to be made by him for this pur- pose, and until such regulations are made and so far as the same shall not extend, according to the regulations contained in table E in the schedule hereunto annexed.

(b.) And also a declaration of a Government surveyor containing statements of the following particulars, that is to say:

(1.) That the boilers and machinery of the steam- ship are sufficient for the service intended, and in good condition;

(2.) The time (if less than twelve 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;

(5.) The limit (if any) beyond which, as. regards the boilers and machinery, the steam-ship is, in the surveyor's judgment, not fit to ply;

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And such declarations shall be in such form as the Gov- ernor directs.

9. The said owner, agent, or master shall transmit such declarations to the Governor within fourteen days after the dates of the receipt thereof respectively; and in default, shall forfeit a sum not exceeding two dollars for every day that the sending of such declarations is delayed; and such sum shall be paid upon the delivery of the certificate hereinbefore mentioned in addition to the fee payable for the same, and shall be applied in the same manner as such fees, and if the declarations are not transmitted to the Governor within twenty-five days the fees and forfeitures shall be recover- able as a debt due to the Crown.

10. Upon the receipt of such declarations, the Governor shall, if satisfied that the provisions of this section have been complied with, cause a certificate in duplicate to be prepared and issued to the effect that the provisions of the law with respect to the survey of the steam-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 declaration of the surveyor or surveyors, such steam-ship is not fit to ply, and shall also contain a statement of the number of pas- sengers which, according to the declaration of the surveyor or surveyors, such steam-ship is fit to carry, distinguish- ing, (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 dup- licate to the Harbour Mastor, who shall deliver the same to the owner, master, or agent on his applying and paying the balance of fec and other sums (if any) herein mentioned as payable in that behalf.

12. The owner, agent, or master of every steam-ship requiring a certificate under this section, shall pay for every certificate granted by the Governor the fees men- tioned in the table marked ?in the schedule hereto.

13. No certificate shall be held to be in force for the pur- poses of this section beyond a period of twelve months; and no certificate shall be in force after notice is given by the Governor to the owner, agent, or master of the ship to which the sarae 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, 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 in any case in which he has reason to believ3 :—

(a.) That the declarations of the sufficiency and good condition of the hull, equipments, and machinery of any steam-ship have been fraudulently or erroneously made; or,

(b.) That such certificate has otherwise been issued

upon false or erroneous information; or,

(c.) That since the making of such declarations, the huli, equipments, or machinery of such steam- ship 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 steam-ship again surveyed, and to transmit a fur- ther declaration or declarations of the sufficiency and good condition thereof, before re-issuing any certificate, or grant- ing a fresh one in lieu thereof.

15. The owner, agent, or master of every such steam-chip, shall forthwith, on the transmission of any such certificate as aforesaid to him or his agent, cause one of the duplicates thereof so transmitted to be put up in some conspicuous part of the ship, so as to be visible to all persons on board the same, and shall cause it to be continued so put up so long as such certificate remains in force and such steam- ship is in use; and in default, such owner, agent, or master shall, for every offence, incur a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.

Transmission of declaration to the Governor. Pennity for delay.

[[bid, sec. 310.}

Governor to Issue cer- tificate.

[Ibid, sec. 312.1

Issue and transmission

of certificates. [Ibul, sec. 313.]

Fees to be pai for certificate. [Ibid, sec. 314.]

How long certificates to continue in force. [[bid, sec. 315.]

Governor

may cancel certificates, and require fresh declarations, [Ibid, sec. 316,]

Copy of cer-

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tificate to be placed in conspicuous part of ship. fibid, sec. 317.)

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SOM OTPs to

;artake of

informviou

[Za sce, 321]

Hrboar

zefn-e cle anges to ship carring more Posse 19 than alle wei by certibcote

ignalty for taking more

than allowed low ccrtitionTA, and also for leaving with- out a port clearance.

Governor may Friliis con- Voyave of deck

passengers.

This action mot to apply to ships of ressels which cone under the Chisuse Passengers' Aet, 1650, &c.

Steam-ships undir 30 tong not to carry passengers for hire without licence.

The Harbour Master to issue Crores.

Regulations.

Alteration or mad of regulations.

Peralty for carying pas- evere in ess of the Dreuce.

Pernity for wali.onee Retainer

arriving with exversite numbers of passinger.

Tonally for plying with- out a certif-

Osta inaster

or engineer.

16. The said surveyor or surveyore shall, from time to time, make such returns to the Governor as he requires with respect to the brild, dimensions, draught, burden, rate of calling, room for fuel, and the nature and particulars of machinery and equipments of the stem-ship surveyed by him or them; and every owner, master, and engineer of any such ship shall, on demand, give to such anrveyor or surveyors all such in- form:tion and assistance wildn his power as he or they require for the purpose of such returns; and every such owner, master, or engineer who, on being applied to for that purpose, wilfully retuses or neglects to give such informa tion or assistance, shall incur a penalty not exceeting twenty-five dollars.

Penalties for carrying Passengers in excess of the Numbers allowed by Certificate, or in a certain proportion to tonunge.

VI. The master of any steam-ship carrying more than twelve passengers shall, upon application to the Harbour Master for a port clearance, state the number of passengers he pm poses to carry in the then projected voyage; and if such number shall be in excess of the number mentioned in the certificate, the Harbour Master may refuse a port clearsuce to such ship. Any mester wilfully misrepre- seming the number of passengers so about to be carried shall incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

2. Any master of any such ship who shall, after having. obtained such port clearance, wilfully take or receive on board such vessel any number of passengers greater than that allowed by the said port clearance, shail, on conviction, incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars in addi- tion to a penalty not exceeding five dollars for every such passenger in excess of the number permitted to be curried by the said port clearance; and the master of any such ship proceeding to sea withom a port clearance shall iper ? penalty not excceding five hundred dollars.

3. It shall be lawinl for the Governor la Council to pr?- hibit the conveyance of deck passengers by any steam-ship. 4. This section shall not apply to ships or vessels which come within the operation of the Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, or of any Ordinance made or hereafter to be made in pursnauce of the provisions thereof.

Steam-ships under 50 tons.

VII. It shall not be lawful for any steam-ship of Jess 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 herein- after provided, and in case any such steam-ship shell be so employed as aforesaid without a licence, the owner, mas- ter, or person in chargo thereof shall incur a penalty not exceeding five-hundred dollars.

2. The Harbour Master may issue to steam-ships of less than fifty tons burden licences for carrying passengers upon the conditions prescribed by such regulations as are for the time being in force under this section.

3. The regulations contained in the table F of the schedule hereunto 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 nay make other regulations as he decins requisite. Every new regulation and every alteration, amendment, or repeal of an existing regal tion shall be published in the Gazette, and after such publication shall have the force of law.

5. If any stoum-ship Fcensed under this section car- rieg within the waters of the Colony wore passengers than her Ecence allows, the owner or master thereof shall incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

6. If any unliecurel steam-ship of less than Sfty tons burden arrives in the waters of the Colony carrying more passengers in proportion to her size than she would be becused to carry under the regulations for the time being in force under this section, the master thereof shall incur a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars.

7. If any steam-ship licensed nader this section plies in the waters of the Colony without a certificated master or engineer as provided by table F, the owner thereof shall incur a penalty not exceeding one hundred dolins or im- prisonment with or without hard labour for a period uot exceeding three months.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.

8. If any person places an undue weight or pressure on the safety valve of any steam-ship licensed under this section, he shall incur a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars or imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding three months.

9. Every steam-ship, whether licensed or not, of less than fifty tons burden shall, when under between

           way 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-ship shall, when at anchor between sunset and sunrise, exhibit a bright light at least 10 feet above the gunwales.

10. Any person offending against the provisions of this section, or against any of the regulations in force for the time being under this section shall, where no penalty is spe- cified, incur a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.

River Steamers.

VIII. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to grant a special licence to any River Steamer specifying the number of passengers she may lawfully carry.

2. Such special licence shall continue in force during the period in which the River Steamer holding the same shall be regularly employed in such capacity; but such special licence may be revoked by the Governor in Council upon receiving a declaration in writing from any Government. Surveyor that the River Steamer holding the same has be- come unfit to carry the number of passengers authorised by such licence or upon such River Steamer ceasing to be re- gularly employed as such.

3. The Owner or Master of any River Steamer leaving or entering the waters of the Colony with passengers on board in excess of the number authorised by the special licence, shall incur a penalty not exceeding $250, and in addition a penalty not exceeding $5 for every passenger on board in excess of the number authorised by the special licence.

4. No steam-ship not holding a special licence shall, between the waters of the Colony and any port in the Canton River or Macao, carry more than 2 passengers in proportion to every three tons of the registered net tonnage of such steam-ship; and the owner, agent, or master of any such steam-ship leaving or entering the waters of the Colony with passengers on board in excess of such proportion, shall incur a penalty not exceeding $250 in addition to a penalty not exceeding $5 for every passenger carried in excess of such proportion.

Unseaworthy Ships.

IX. Where a British or Colonial ship being in any port of the Colony, is by reason of the defective condition of her hull, equipment, or machinery, or by reason of overloading or im- proper loading, unfit to proceed to sea without serious. danger to human life, having regard to the nature of the service for which she is intended, any such ship (hereinafter referred to as "unsafe") may be provisionally detained for the purpose of being surveyed, and either finally detained or released, as follows:--

(a.) The Governor, if he has reason to believe on com- plaint, or otherwise, that a British or Colonial ship is unsafe, may provisionally order the detention of such ship for the purpose of being surveyed. (b.) When a ship has been provisionally detained, there shall be forthwith served on the master of the ship a written statement of the grounds of her detention, and the Governor may, if he thinks fit, appoint some competent person or persons to survey the ship and report to him.

(c.) The Governor on receiving the report may either order the ship to be released, or, if in his opinion the ship is unsafe, inay order her to be finally detained, either absolutely or until the performance of such conditions with respect to the execution of repairs or alterations, or the unloading or re- loading of cargo as the Governor thinks necessary for the protection of human life, and may, from time to time, vary or add to any such order. (d.) Before the order for final detention is made, a copy of the report shall be served upon the master of the ship, and within seven days after such service the owner, or agent, or master of the ship may appeal in the prescribed manner to the Court of Survey constituted under Chapter III, section 13, subsection 10, of this Ordinance.

Steamers to exhibit lights.

Offences

against regulations,

Licences may be granted to River Steam- ers limiting the number · of passengers. Period during which licences shall be in

force.

Penalty for exceeding limit allowed by licences.

Limit of passengers to be carried by Steam-ships not holding special licences between Hongkong, Canton and Macao.

[M.S.A. 1876, sec. 6.] Power to de- tain unsafe ships, and pro- cedure for such deten- tion.

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IM.S.A. 1876, Bec. 10.]

Liability of the Governor and ship- owner for

costs and

damages.

[M.S.A. 1976, see. 11.1 Power to

requi from complainant Eccurity for costs.

(M.S.A. 1376. Sec. 12.1 supplement- ary provisious as to detention

of ships.

(c.) Where a ship has been provisionally detained, the

owner, or agent, or master of the ship, at any time before the person appointed under this section to survey the ship makes such survey, may require that he shall be accompanied by such person of nautical, engineering, or other special skill and experience to be approved by the Governor as the owner, or agent, or master may select, and in such case, if the Surveyor and Assessor agree, the Gov- ernor shall cause the ship to be detained or re- leased accordingly, but if they differ, the Governor may act as if the requisition had not been made, and the owner, or agent, and master shall have the like appeal touching the report of the surveyor as is before provided by this section.

(f.) Where a ship is provisionally detained, the Gov- einor may at any time, if he thinks it expedient, refer ti e matter to the Court of Survey.

(9.) The Governor may, at any time, if satisfied that a ship detained under this Ordinance is not unsafe, order her to be released either upon or without any conditions.

2. If it appears that there was not reasonable and proba- ble cause, by reason of the condition of the ship or the act or default of the owner or agent, for the provisional deten- tion of the ship, the Governor shall be liable to pay to the owner of the ship his costs of and incidental to the detention and survey of the ship, and also compensation for any loss or damage sustained by him by reason of the detention or survey.

If a ship is finally detained under this Ordinance, or if it appears that a ship provisionally detained was, at the time of such detention, unsafe within the meaning of this Ordi- nance, the owner of the chip shall be liable to pay to the Governor his costs of and incidental to the detention and survey of the ship, and those costs shall, without prejudice to any other remedy, be recoverable in a summary way before any Stipendiary Magistrate.

For the purposes of this Ordinance the costs of and inci- dental to any proceeding before a Court of Survey and a ressonable amount in respect of the remuneration of the Surveyor of the Governor shall be deemed to be part of the costs of the detention and survey of the ship, and any dispute as to the amount of costs under this Ordinance may be referred to the Registrar of the Supreme Court, who, on request made to him for that purpose by the Governor, shall ascertain and certify the proper amount of such costs.

An action for any costs or compensation payable by the Governor under this section shall be brought against the Attorney General in a suit instituted by the plaintiff as claimant against "The Attorney General" as defendant, and the provisions of subsections 2, 3, 4, & 5, of section 83, chapter XIV., of the Hongkong Code of Civil Procedure shall apply to such suit.

3. Where a complaint is made to the Governor that a British or Colonial ship is unsafe, he may, if he thinks fit, require the complainant to give security to his satisfaction for the costs and compensation which he may incur as hereinafter mentioned.

Provided that where the complaint is made by one-fourth, being aot less than three, of the seamon belonging to the ship, and is not, in the opinion of the Governor, frivolous or vexatious, such security shall not be required, and the Governor shall, if the complaint is made in sufficient time before the sailing of the ship, take proper steps for ascer- taining whether the ship ought to be detained under this Ordinance.

4. An order for the detention of a ship provisional or final and an order varying the same, shall be served as soon as may be on the master of the ship.

"(a.) When a ship has been detained under this Ordi- nance, she shall not be released by reason of her British or Colonial register being subsequently closed. T

(b.) For the purposes of a survey under this Ordinance, any person authorised to make the same may go on board the ship and inspect the same and every part thereof, and the machinery, equipments and cargo, and may require the unloading or removal of any cargo, ballast, or tackle.

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(c.) The provisions of the "Merchant Shipping Act, 1854," with respect to persons who wilfully impede an Inspector, shall apply as if those provisions were herein enacted, with the substitution for the Inspector of any member of the Court of Survey, Assessor, or Surveyor, who, under this Ordinance, has the same powers as an Inspector or has authority to survey a ship.

Foreign Ships, Overloading.

X. Where a foreign ship has taken on board all or any part of her cargo at a port in the Colony, and is whilst at that port unsafe by reason of overloading or improper load- ing, the provisions of this Ordinance with respect to the detention of ships shall apply to that foreign ship as if she were a British ship, with the following modifications:-

(a.) A copy of the order for the provisional detention of the ship shall be forthwith served on the Con- sular Officer for the State to which the ship belongs.

(b.) Where a ship has been provisionally detained, the Consular Officer, on the request of the owner, or agent, or master of the ship, may require that the person appointed by the Governor to survey the ship shall be accompanied by such person as the Consular Officer may select, and in such case, if the Surveyor and such person agree, the Governor shall cause the ship to be detained or released ac- cordingly; but if they differ, the Governor may act as if the requisition had not been made, and the owner, or agent, and master shall have the ap- peal to the Court of Survey touching the report of the Surveyor which is before provided by this Ordinance; and

(c.) Where the owner, or agent, or master of the ship appeals to the Court of Survey, the Cousular Officer, on the request of such owner or master, may nominate any competent person or persons to be a member or members of the Court of Survey, not exceeding two.

In this Section the expression "Consular Officer" means any Consul-General, Vice-Consul, Consular Agent, or other Officer recognised by the Governor as a Consular Officer of a foreign State.

·Sending Unseaworthy Ships to Sea.

XI. Every person who sends or attempts to send, or is a party to sending or attempting to send a British or Colonial ship to sea in such unseaworthy state that the life of any person is likely to be endangered, shall be guilty of a mis- demeanor unless he proves that he used all reasonable means to ensure her being sent to sea in a seaworthy state, or that her going to sea in such unseaworthy state was, under the circumstances, reasonable and justifiable, and for the purpose of giving such proof, hic may give evidence in the same manner as any other witness.

2. Every master of a British or Colonial ship who knowingly takes the same to sea in such unseaworthy state that the life of any person is likely to be thereby endangered, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, unless he proves that her going to sea in such unseaworthy state was, under the circumstances, reasonable and justifiable, and for the purpose of giving such proof, he may give evidence in the same manner as any other witness.

3. A prosecution under this section shall not be instituted except with the consent of the Governor.

4. A misdemeanor under this section shall not be punish- able upon suminary conviction.

Dangerous Goods.

XII. If any person sends or attempts to send by, or not being master or owner of the vessel, carries or attempts to carry in any vessel, British or foreign, any dangerous goods, that is to say:-aquafortis, vitriol, naphtha, benzine, gun- powder, lucifer matches, nitro-glycerine, petroleum, or any other goods of a dangerous nature, without distinctly marking their nature on the outside of the package containing the same, and giving written notice of the nature of such goods and of the name and address of the sender or carrier thereof to the master or owner of the vessel at or before the time of sending the same to be shipped, or taking the same on board the vessel, he shall, for every such offence, incur a 'penalty not execeding five hundred dollars: Provided that if

IM.S.A. 1876, sec. 13.1 Application to foreign ships of provisions se to detention.

Sending

unseawor ship to sea misdeme [M.S.A. 18+. sec. 4.]

Restrictions

on carriage of dangerous goods.

[M. S. A. 1873, sec. 23.j

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Penalty for misdescription of dangerous goods.

(?bid, sec. 24.)

Power to re- fuse to carry goods suspect- ed of being dangerous. [Ibid, sec. 25.]

Power to throw over- board dan- gerous goods. (ivid, fec. 20.]

Forfeiture of dangerous goods im- properly sent. [Ibid, sec. 27.]

The Court may proceed in absence of the owners.

Saving as to dangerous goods Ordinance. [lb?l, sec. 28.)

Constitution

of Marine

Court.

[Sc OrdinaICS il of 1860, sec. 1.)

(42 and 43 Vic., c. 72, sec. III, sub-sec. 3.]

Unofficial

members of Court to be remunerated,

Cases where Inquiries

are to be

instituted.

such person show that he was merely an agent in the ship- ment of any such goods as aforesaid, and was not aware and did not suspect and had no reason to suspect that the goods shipped by him were of a dangerous nature, the penalty which he incurs shall not exceed fifty dollars.

2. If any person knowingly sends, or attempts to send by, or carries, or attempts to carry in any vessel, British or foreign, any dangerous goods, or goods of a dangerous nature, under a false description, or falsely describes the sonder or carrier thereof, he shall incur a penalty not exceeding two thousand and five hundred dollars, to be recovered in a summary way before two Stipendiary Magis- trates sitting together.

3. The master or owner of any vessel, British or foreign, may refuse to take on board any package or parcel which he suspects to contain goods of a dangerous nature, and may require it to be opened to ascertain the fact.

4. Where any dangerous goods as defined in paragraph 1 of this section, or any goods which, in the judgment of the master or owner of the vessel, are of a dangerous nature, have been sent or brought aboard any vessel, British or foreign, without being marked as aforesaid, or without such notice having been given as aforesaid, the master or owner of the vessel may cause such goods to be thrown overboard, together with any package or receptacle in which they are contained; and neither the master nor the owner of the vessel shall, in respect of such throwing overboard, be subject to any liability, civil or criminal, in any Court.

5. Where any dangerous goods have been sent or carried, or attempted to be sent or carried, on board any vessel, British or foreign, without being marked as aforesaid, or without such notice having been given as aforesaid, and where any such goods have been sent or carried, or attempted to be sent or carried, under a false description, or the sender or carrier thereof has been falsely described, it shall be lawful for two Stipendiary Magistrates sitting together to declare such goods, and any package or receptacle in which they are contained, to be, and they shall thereupon be, forfeited, and when forfeited shall be disposed of as the Court directs.

6. The Court shall have and may exercise the aforesaid powers of forfeiture and disposal, notwithstanding that the owner of the goods has not committed any offence under the provisions of this section relating to dangerous goods, and be not before the Court, and has not notice of the proceed- ings, and notwithstanding that there be no evidence to show to whom the goods belong; nevertheless the Court may, in its discretion, require such notice as it may direct to be given to the owner or shipper of the goods before the same are forfeited.

7. The provisions of this section relating to the carriage of dangerous goods shall be deemed to be in addition to, and not in substitution for, or in restraint of, any other enactment for the like object, so nevertheless that nothing in the said provisions shall be deemed to authorise that any person be sued or prosecuted twice in the same matter.

CHAPTER III.

MARINE COURTS AND COURTS OF SURVEY.

XIII. It shall be lawful for the Governor, froin time to time and whensoever occasion shall arise or require, by Warrant under his hand and seal of the Colony, to form a Court, which shall be called "The Marine Court;" and such Court shall consist of not more than five or less than three members, of whom one shall be a Stipendiary Magistrate, and one (or more if possible), a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Navy, and the remainder masters of the mercantile mariue, or such persons of nautical, engineering or other special skill or knowledge as the Governor may think fit to appoint: Provided always that where any such investiga- tion involves or appears likely to involve any question as to the cancelling or suspension of the certificate of a master, mate, or engineer, the Court shall include not less than two members having experience in the merchant service.

2. Each of the unofficial members of such Court shall be paid, out of the Colonial Treasury, the sum of $5 a day, during each day that the Court shall hold its sitting. 3. In any of the following cases, that is to say:-

(a.) Whensoever any charge of incompetency or mis- conduct shall be brought by any person against any master, mate, or engineer of a British ship;

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(b.) Whenever any ship is lost, abandoned, stranded,

or materially damaged on or near the coasts of the Colony;

(c.) Whenever any ship causes loss or material damage

to any other ship, on or near such coasts; (d.) Whenever by reason of any casualty happening to, or on board of any ship, on or near such coasts, loss of life ensues;

(e.) Whenever any such loss, abandonment, stranding, damage, or casualty happens elsewhere, and any competent witness thereof, arrive at, or be found at, any place in the said Colony;

(f.) Whenever a British ship has been lost, or is sup- posed to be lost, and any evidence can be obtained in the Colony as to the circumstances under which she proceeded to sea or was last heard of;

It shall be lawful for the Court to hear and inquire into any such charge of incompetency or misconduct, and to make inquiry respecting such loss, abandonment, stranding, da- mage, or casualty, and for such purposes, it shall have the powers given by the first part of "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1854," to Inspectors appointed by the Board of Trade, and the powers given by section XXIII of "The Merchant Shipping Act Amendment Act, 1862," and the Court shall be governed by the rules of the said last mentioned section, subject to the further requirements of this Ordinance, or of any Imperial Act or local Ordinance which may be from time to time, enacted.

4. The Court may also exercise the following further powers:-

(a.) It may, if unanimous that the safety of the ship or crew, or the interest of the owner, absolutely re- quires it, supersede the master of any British ship then being within the waters of the Colony, and may appoint another person to act in his stead; but no such appointment shall be made without the consent of the consignce of the ship if within the Colony;

(b.) It may discharge any mate, engineer, or seaman

from his ship;

(c.) It may order the wages of any mate or engineer so discharged, or any part of such wages to be forfeited, and may direct the same to be retained by way of compensation to the owner.

5. Each member of the Court shall either sign the re- port made on any investigation under this section, or report to the Governor his reasons for dissent therefrom.

6. Every master or mate or engineer whose certificate is suspended or cancelled in

pursuance of this Ordinance shall, upon demand of the Court, deliver his certificate to the Court, or if it is not demanded by the Court, deliver it to the Governor or as he directs, and in default shall, for each offence, incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars,-but no certificate shall be sus- pended or cancelled until such suspension or cancellation shall have been approved by the Governor.

7. Where an investigation into the conduct of a master, mate, engineer, or into a shipping casualty, has been held under this Ordinance, or any Ordinance amending the same, the Governor may, in any case, and shall, if new and important evidence which could not be produced at the investigation has been discovered, or if for any other reason there as in his opinion been' ground for suspecting a miscarriage of justice, order that the case be re-heard, either generally or as to any part thereof, and either by the Court by whom it was heard in the first instance, or by the Judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court of this Colony, and the case shall be so re-heard accordingly.

8. The Governor in Council may, from time to time, make and when made revoke, alter and add to general rules for carrying into effect the enactments relating to formal investigation into shipping casualties and in particular with respect to the procedure, the parties, the persons allowed to appear, the notice to such parties and persons, or to persons affected, and the amount and application of fees: And all such rules while in force shall have effect as if enacted by this Ordinance.

9. Every formal investigation in a shipping casualty shall be conducted in such a manuer that if a charge is made

against any person that person shall have an opportunity of making a defence.

Powers of Court.

Further powers of Court. [See M. S. A., 1854,

sec. 203.]

(M. S. A. 1862, sec. 24.]

[42 and 43 Vic., c. 72, sec. III, sub-sec. 4.]

[42 and 43 Vic., c. 72, sec. II, sub-sec. 1.]

Rules as to procedure, fres, &c. [M. S. A. 1876, sec. 30.]

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Constitution

power and . procedure of

Court of

Survey.

[M. S. A. 1876,

sec. 7 & 8.]

Rules for pro- cedure of Court of Survey, &c. [M. S. A. 1876, sec. 9.]

Court may

order payment of costs of any investigation.

Jurisdiction

of the Vice- Admiralty Court not to be affected.

TMS. A. 1876,

Sec. 14]

10. The Court shall also be a Court of Survey, and when sitting as a Court of Survey the following provisions shall have effect:-

(a.) The case shall be heard in open Court. (b.) Each member of the Court may survey the ship

and shall have for the purposes of this section all the powers of an Inspector appointed by the Board of Trade under the "Merchant Shipping Act, 1854."

(c.) The Court may appoint any competent person or persons to survey the ship and report thereon to the Court, and such person or persons in case of disagreement may be appointed by a majority of the members.

(d.) The Court shall have the same power as the Governor has to order the ship to be released or finally detained, but unless a majority of the mem- bers of the Court concur in an order for the deten- tion of the ship, the ship shall be released. (e.) The owner or agent and master of the ship and any person appointed by the owner or agent or master, may attend at any inspection or survey made in pursuance of this section.

11. The Governor in Council may, from time to time, make and when made revoke, alter and add to general rules to carry into effect the provisions of this Ordinance with res- pect to a Court of Survey, and in particular with respect to the summoning of and procedure before the Court, the re- quiring on an appeal under section 9, subsection (d) security for costs and damages, the amount and application of fees and the publication of the rules.

12. All such rules, while in force, shall have effect as if enacted in this Ordinance, and the expression "prescribed" in the provisions of this Ordinance relating to the detention. of ships or Court of Survey means prescribed by such rules.

13. The Court may make such order with respect to the costs of any investigation under this section as they think fit, and such costs shall be paid accordingly, and shall be recoverable in the same manner as costs in summary pro- ceedings before any Police Magistrate.

14. Nothing in this section contained shall be deemed to affect in any way the jurisdiction of the Vice-Admiralty Court of Hongkong.

Appeal on refusal of certain Certificates to Ships. XIV. If a ship-owner feels aggrieved:-

(a.) By a declaration of a Government Surveyor or Surveyors under sub-section 8 of section V of this Ordinance, or by the refusal of a Surveyor to give the said declaration; or

(b.) By the refusal of a certificate of clearance for an emigrant ship under the "Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855, or the Ordinances relating thereto;" or (c.) By the refusal of a certificate of clearance under

this Ordinance,-

the owner, charterer, master, or agent may appeal in the prescribed manner to the Court of Survey. The Court may make such order with respect to the costs of any such investigation as they think fit, and such costs shall be paid accordingly, and shall be recoverable in the same manner as costs in summary proceedings before any Police Magistrate.

2. On such appeal, the Court of Survey shall report to the Governor on the question raised by the appeal, and the Governor, when satisfied that the requirements of the re- port and the provisions of the enactments have been complied with, may give the certificates required.

3. Subject to any order made by the Court, the costs of and incidental to an appeal under this section shall follow the event.

4. Subject as aforesaid, the provisions of this Ordinance with respect to the Court of Survey and appeals thereto, so far as consistent with the tenour thereof shall apply to the Court of Survey when sitting under this section, and to ep- peals under this section.

5. Where the survey of a ship is made for the purpose of a declaration or certificate under the said enactments, the person appointed to make the survey shall, if so required by the owner, charterer, or agent, be accompanied on the survey by some competent person appointed by the owner, charterer, or agent, to be approved by the Governor, and in such case, if the said two persons agree, there shall be no appeal to the Court of Survey in pursuance of this section.

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CHAPTER IV.

BOARD OF EXAMINERS.

XV. Examinations shall be instituted for persons who in- tend to become masters, engineers, or mates of foreign going ships, or who wish to procure certificates of competency hereinafter mentioned.

2. The Governor in Council may, from time to time, lay down rules as to the conduct of such examinations, and as to the qualifications of the applicants, and such rules shall be strictly adhered to by all examiners.

3. Whenever any person shall be desirous to obtain a certificate of competency as master, first, second, or only mate, or engineer in the mercantile marine, he shall give notice in writing to that effect to the Harbour Master, who shall forward the same to the Governor.

4. It shall thereupon be lawful for the Governor to con- stitute and appoint a board of examiners to inquire into the competency of such applicant, and such board shall consist of three members, one of whom shall be the Harbour Mas- ter, and the remaining two shall be either or both Com- missioned Officers in the Royal Navy, or Masters, or duly qualified Engineers in the mercantile marine.

5. Upon such appointment being notified to the Harbour Master, he shall summon the other members of the said board to attend at the Harbour Master's office for the pur- pose of examining the said applicant, at a day and at an hour to be named in such summons, (such day not to be more than seven days after the date of such summons); and shall also notify the applicant to attend accordingly.

6. Every applicant for a certificate of competency shall, upon lodging his application, pay to the Harbour Master a fee, if for a master's or first class engineer's certificate, of twenty dollars, and if for any other certificate, of ten dollars.

7. Every member of the board, except the Harbour Master, shall be entitled to receive from the funds of the Colony a fee of five dollars for the examination of each applicant.

8. Any applicant who shall have passed a satisfactory examination, and shall have given satisfactory evidence of his sobriety, experience and general good conduct on board ship, shall be entitled to receive a certificate of competency signed by the members of the board to the effect that he is competent to act as master, as first, second or only mate, or as first or second engineer.

9. The result of every such examination shall be reported to the Board of Trade by the Harbour Master.

CHAPTER V.

SHIPPING AND DISCHARGE OF SEAMEN.

XVI. The name of a master, first, only or second mate, or first or second engineer shall not be attached to the re- gister, or articles of agreement, of any British or Colonial ship, unless such master, mate, or engineer shall possess a certificate of service or competency issued by the Board of Trade or by the proper authority in any British Possession. 2. No British or Colonial ship shall leave the waters of the Colony unless the master thereof, and the first and se- cond or only mate have obtained and possess valid certifi- cates of competency or service appropriate to their several stations in such ship, or of a higher grade, and no such ship if of one hundred tons burden or upwards, shall leave the waters as aforesaid, unless at least one officer, besides the master, has obtained, and possesses a valid certificate appro- priate to the grade of only mate therein, or to a higher grade.

3. Every British steam-ship, or steam-ship registered under section III of part I of this Ordinance of one hundred nominal horse power or upwards, leaving the waters of the Colony shall have as its first and second engineers, two certificated engineers, the first possessing a "first class en- gineer's certificate," and the second possessing a "second class engineer's certificate," or a certificate of the higher grade, and every British steam-ship, or steam-ship registered as aforesaid of less than one hundred nominal horse power

?shall have as its only or first engineer, an engineer posses- sing a "second class engineer's certificate" or a certificate of the higher grade.

[M. S. A. 1854, Bec. 131.j

[M. S. A. 1854, sec. 132.]

Applicant to give notice to Harbour Master. [See Ordinance 17 of 1860.]

Board of Examiners to be appointed.

Constitution of Board.

Harbour Mas- -ter to summon board and

notify applicant.

Fee to be paid by applicant.

Fees to members of board.

Certificate to

be given to successful candidates.

Report of result of examination

to be male to Board ci Trade. [Ordinance 17 of 1860, sec. 6.]

Masters, mates and engineers to possess cer- tificates. [Ordinance 1 of 1562, sec. 5.]

No British

or Colonial ship to proceed to sea without certificate of the master and mate.

[See M. S. A 1354, sec. 136.]

Steam-ships

to carry certificated engineers. [See M. S. A. ?s62, sec. 5.]

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[T. S. A. 1951, sution 126.

M. S. A. 1562, section 5.}

Shipping of

seainen.

(Ord. 5 of 1852, sec. 5.)

Master shall give to seamnan discharged in Colony certif- cate of dis-

charge, and, if required, an account of

wages.

[Ordinance Gof 1852, sec. 2.]

As to the dis- charge of seamen,

[Ibid, sec. 5.]

Benmen to be discharged only by per- mission of

Harbour Mas- ter, or Consul or Vice-Consul. [Ordinance No. I of 1862, sec.8]

As to the es- tablishment

and regulation of bearding. houses.

Ordinance

No. 6 of 1852,

Bec. 6.]

4. Every person who having been engaged in any of the capacities mentioned in subsections 2 and 3 in any such ship as aforesaid goes to sea in that capacity without being at the time entitled to, and possessed of such certificate as is required by this section, and every person who employs any person in any of the above capacities in such ship without ascertaining that he is at the timo entitled to, or possessed of such certificate as is required by this section, shall, for cach such offence, incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

5. No seaman shall, except with the Harbour Master's sanction, be shipped to do duty on board any merchant ship whatever elsewhere than at the office of the Harbour Master, who shall charge for every seaman shipped, a fee of one dollar, such fee to be paid, in the first instance, by the master of the ship shipping such seaman; and such master shall deduct the same from the wages of the seaman ship- ped; and the Harbour Master shall require such seaman to lodge with him his certificate of discharge from the last ship, and failing the production of such certificate, such seainan shall be bound to give satisfactory explanation to the Harbour Master of the cause of the non-roduction thereof. The above mentioned fee shall be accounted for by the Harbour Master to the Treasury.

6. Whenever any seamau shall be discharged from any ship within the Colony, the master of such ship shall give at the time of such discharge to such seaman a written certificate of discharge, specifying the time and nature of service, and the time of discharge of such seaman, signed by himself; and if such seaman require it, shall further give him, within twenty-four hours after demand, a true account in writing of the wages of such seaman, and of all deductions therefrom.

7. No seaman shall be discharged from an English ship, or any foreign ship whose flag is not represented by a Con- sular officer resident in the Colony, elsewhere than at the Harbour Master's office, and every seaman discharged from a foreign ship so represented, shall, within twenty-four hours of being discharged at the office of his Consul or Vice-Consul, produce to the Harbour Master, or some person deputed by him, a certificate of his discharge, signed by such Consul or Vice-Consul, under a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars, in default imprisonment not exceeding twenty-one days.

8. No master of any ship shall discharge or force there-* from, or wilfully or negligently leave behind him, in this Colony, under a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars, any seaman shipped on board thereof, unless on a certificate from the Harbour Master or his deputy, or from the Consul or Vice-Consul, if any, representing the nation to which the ship belongs; and the Harbour Master or his deputy, and the Consul or Vicc-Consul are empowered to withhold or grant his certificate upon such conditions for the subsis- tence of the seaman as he shall think fit, and if any seaman shall wilfully or negligently remain in the Colony, after the departure of the vessel in which he shall have shipped, such seaman shall, on conviction, be subject to a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars, or be imprisoned for a term not exceeding one month, with or without hard labour.

CHAPTER VI.

BOARDING-HOUSES FOR SEAMEN.

XVII. The Harbour Master shall, with the consent of . any Police Magistrate, have power to license a sufficient number of fit and proper persons to keep boarding-houses for seamen, and every such licence shall be countersigned by the Colonial Secretary, and shall be granted for such period not exceeding one year, and upon such terms and security, and shall be renewable upon such conditions, as the Colonial Secretary may appoint; and it shall be lawful for the Colonial Secretary to demand for every such licence an annual fee of twenty-five dollars, or at the rate thereof according to the term of such licence; and every such house shall be for the reception of such number of seamen only as shall be expressed in the licence, and shall not be granted until there have becu constructed in the house to be licensed. suitable rooms to be approved by the Harbour Master; and no such boarding-house shall be a honse licensed for the sale of spirituous or fermented liquors, nor shall any charge for spirituous or feraented liquor be allowed in any account. for the amount of which any seaman may be indebted, or

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stated to be indebted, to any person, and such boarding- house shall not be a part of a house, and shall be separated by at least one intervening house on either side of it from any house licensed for such sale as aforesaid; and every such boarding-house shall be open at all times to the visit of any Justice of the Peace, or of the Harbour Master, or And the Harbour Master of any Inspector of Police. may refuse to grant any such licence, and may limit the number and description of seamen to be boarded in each house, and may make rules for the government of such houses, and regulate the charge to be made for board and lodging; and a copy of such rules shall be hung up in each house for the inspection of the inmates; and the infraction of any one of such rules shall subject the offender in every instance to a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars, and for a second offence may deprive the offender, if the keeper of such house, of his licence as an additional punishment.

2. If any person not having obtained a licence for keep- ing a boarding-house for seamen shall keep one, he shall incur a penalty not exceeding the sum of one hundred dollars; and the fact of more than one seaman boarding or lodging in the house of any person, shall be prim? facie proof of the keeping of a boarding-house for seamen by such person; but nothing in this Ordinance contained shall be construed to prevent any seaman from having the whole or any part of any unfurnished house for the residence of himself, or his family, and boarding himself therein.

3. Every keeper of a boarding-house for seamen shall cause daily to be entered in a book in English, the name and description of each additional scaman who has, on that day, come to board or lodge at his house, and the name of each seaman who has left his house on that day after being a lodger or boarder therein, and such other particulars as the Harbour Master may direct; and every keeper of a boarding-house shall, on the morning of Monday, in each week, send to the Harbour Master's office a list, copied from his book, of the seamen on that day boarding or lodging in his house, and of those seamen, boarders or lodge.s, who left his house on any or either of the intermediate days, and shall also particularize in such list those seamen who wish for immediate employment, and place opposite to the names of those last named, the names of the ships from which they were last discharged; and the Harbour Master shall keep the lists as furnished to him constantly in view, and in a conspicuous part of his office, for the convenience of masters of ships requiring men, and shall also post in a similar manner, if required so to do, such notices for the supply of men by masters of ships as the said masters shall furnish, and any infraction of this subsection shall render the boarding-house keeper liable to a penalty not exceed- ing twenty five dollars.

4. Nothing in this section contained shall prevent masters, mates, or engineers of ships from boarding or lodging else- where than at a licensed boarding-house.

5. No seaman, who shall have been actually shipped by the Harbour Master, or his deputy, on board any vessel in compliance with this Ordinance, shall, during the time for which he is then shipped, be liable to be arrested on civil process, unless the debt or demand shall exceed the sum of five hundred dollars: Provided always, that by the term who seaman in this paragraph shall be ment only a person has, within the space of six months previously, served on board a ship for wages as a seaman, and that the protection from arrest hereby granted shall not be held to extend to any person not coming within such definition, nor in any case to masters, mates, or engineers.

6. Licences issued under this section shall be terminable on the 30th November of each year.

CHAPTER VII.

HEALTH OF SEAMEN.

XVIII. Every keeper of a licensed boarding-house for scamen, in the list of scameu resident in his house, which be is required to furnish to the Harbour Master, shall report as to the state of health of each seaman, so far as he may be able to ascertain the same; and every seaman who may be reported, or may be otherwise discovered, to be affectedl with a contagious disease, shall be removed by warrant

Penalty for keeping an un- Hcensed board- ing-house. {Ibid, sec. 7.}

Duties of boarding- house keepers with respect to lists, re- turns, &c., &e of their in- tes. (Ibid, sec. &]

Masters, mates and Engineers board and lolge else- where, than in such houses. [[hid, sec. 9.]

No seantan shipped under this Ordinanc? shall, during the term for which he is shipped, be Hable to arrest on civil pro- cass, in cer- tain cases. [Mid, sec. 10.]

Keepers of Beensed board- ing-houses for seamen to far- nish Harbour Master with weekly lists of the seamen resident in their houses, and report their state of health.

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Discured

seamen to be

removed to a

Hospital. (Ordinance

10 of 1867, sec. 65.J

Peralty for offering any obstruction to removal to Hospital. [Ibid, sec. 64.]

Masters of ships before shipping

sexmen i?Y require then to undergo medical

inspection. [/bid, sec. 65.)

Application of section.

Ships to carry medicines, medical stores. &c. in accordanco with scale isaund by Board of Trade. [See M. S. A., 1867, sec. 4.1

Health Ofcer to approve of lime or

lemon juice.

under the hand of the Harbour Master to a hospital, where he shall be kept until he be, by the Visiting Surgeon thereof, discharged as cured, and shall have obtained from such Visiting Surgeon a certificate of his having been so dis- charged, which certificate he shall produce and show to the Harbour Master when required so to do; and the expenses which may

be incurred in and about the maintenance and treatment of any such seaman in such hospital, shall be a debt due to the Crown, and shall be paid by such seaman : or, in case of the keeper of the boarding-house in which such seaman shall have resided before his removal to hos- pital not having reported, or having made a false report as to the state of health of such seaman, then such expenses shall be paid by such boarding-house keeper, in case it shall appear to, and be certified by, the Visiting Surgeon of the hospital to which such seaman may be removed, that the disease with which he may be affected is of such a nature as that the keeper of the boarding-house could, with ordi- nary and reasonable observation, have ascertained its exist- ence; and in all cases, such expenses shall, in case of non- payment, be sued for and recovered by the Harbour Master on behalf of the hospital.

2. If any seaman affected with a contagious disease, and reported so to be by the keeper of the boarding-house in which such seaman may be residing, shall refuse or offer any hindrance or obstruction to his removal to a hospital; or having been removed to a hospital, shall attempt to leave the same before he shall be properly discharged cured; or having been discharged cured, shall refuse to produce his certificate of discharge when required by the Harbour Master; or being affected with a contagious disease, shall neglect or refuse to inform the keeper of the boarding-house in which he may be residing, then, and in every such case, such seaman so offending shall incur a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars, or imprisonment with or without hard labour, for any term not execeding one month.

3. The master of any merchant ship, before shipping any seaman, inay require that such seaman shall be inspected by the Colonial Surgeon, by notice in writing to that effect, addressed to the Harbour Master or a Visiting Surgeon appointed in pursuance of this section, and the Colonial Surgeon or such Visiting Surgeon upon such inspection shall give a certificate under his hand as to the state of health of such seaman, which certificate such seaman shall produce and show to the master of the ship in which he may be about to serve ; and for every certificate, there shall be paid the fee of fifty cents, to be paid by the master or agent of the ship in case such seaman should prove to be in sound health, and by the seaman himself, or the boarding-house keeper with whom he shall be residing, in case he shall prove to be affected with any contagious disease.

CHAPTER VIII.

MEDICINES AND MEDICAL STORES.

XIX. This chapter applies to all British or Colonial ships, other than those already provided with medicines and medi- cal stores under the provisions of "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1867," or of any legislative enactment or regulations in force in any British possession, or holding special exemp- tion under the hand of the Governor.

2. The owners, agents, or master of every such ship navigating between this Colony and any place out of the same, shall cause to be kept on board such ship a supply of medicines and medical stores in accordance with the scale appropriate to such ship as laid down in the published scales of medicines and medical stores issued by the Board of Trade, and also a copy of the book or books issued by the said Board containing instructions for dispensing the same pursuant to subsection 1 of section 4 of "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1867."

3. No lime or lemon juice shall be deemed fit and

proper to be taken on board any such ship for the use of the crow or passengers thereof, unless the Health Officer has approved of the same; nor unless the same contains tifteen per centum of proper and palatable proof spirits to be approved by the Health Officer, or by some person appointed by him for that purpose, and to be added immediately before or immediately after the inspection thereof; nor unless the same is packed in such bottles, at such time and in such manner as the Health Officer may direct.

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4. The master, owner, or agent of any such ship who shall wilfully neglect or refuse to provide, pack, or keep on board such medicines, medical stores, books of instructions, lime or lemon juice, sugar or anti-scorbutics as are by this section required, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon summary conviction before any Stipendiary Ma- gistrate, incur a penalty not exceeding five hundred

dollars.

5. The provisions of this section, so far as the same refer to lime, lemon juice and anti-scorbutics, shall have the same force and effect as the regulations provided for by "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1867," section 6.

CHAPTER IX.

DESERTION AND OTHER OFFENCES OF SEAMEN.

Owners ne- glecting to provide ine- dicines and medical stores to be guilty of misde-

meanor.

This section

to have the same force as rules made. [M. S. A. 1867, sec. 6.j

Seamen deserting

may be appre- hended and put on board the vessels to which they belong. [Ordinance 4

of 1850, sec. 1.]

XX. If any seaman belonging to the crew of any ship, British or foreign, shall desert therefrom, or otherwise abs- cond, or absent himself from his duty while such ship or vessel is within the waters of the Colony, it shall and may be lawful for any Police Officer, or for the master or person in charge of the ship, or for any one specially deputed by such master or person in charge, to arrest such seaman with- out warraut and convey him before a Stipendiary Magistrate; and in case such seaman shall refuse to return to his duty on board the said ship, or shall not give a sufficient reason for such refusal, the Stipendiary Magistrate may order such seaman to be put forcibly on board the ship to which he may belong, or to be confined in any gaol or other place or may be con of security within the Colony, for any period until he can be put on board his ship at her departure from the port, or until he shall be demanded by the master of the ship, or by the Consul of the country to which such ship may belong: Provided always, that the said period of confinement shall not, in the absence of such departure or demand, exceed three months.

2. It shall be lawful for any Stipendiary Magistrate, upon complaint of the master of such ship, to the effect that he has reasonable cause to believe that any runaway seaman belonging to the crew of any such ship is harboured, secret- ed, or concealed, or suspected to be harboured, secreted, or concealed on board any other ship, boat, or other vessel, or in any house or place whatsoever, to issue a warrant directing ? a constable to search such ship, boat, or other vessel, or such house or place, and such seaman to lodge in any or the nearest Police Station; and every such seaman shall, with all convenient speed, be brought before a Stipendiary Magis- trate, to be dealt with as is herein before directed with respect to seamen apprehended for desertion, absconding, or absence from duty.

3. If any person whatsoever shall harbour, conceal, em- ploy, or retain, or assist in harbouring, concealing, employ- ing, or retaining any seaman belonging to the crew of any ship, who shall have deserted therefrom, or otherwise abs- conded, or absented himself from duty, while such ship or vessel is within the waters of the Colony, knowing such seaman to have deserted, absconded, or absented himself from duty, or shall cause, induce, or persuade or endea- in any vour to cause, induce, or persuade any such seaman, manner whatsoever to violate, or to attempt or endeavour to violate, any agreement which he may have entered into to serve on board any such ship, or shall knowingly connive at the desertion, absconding, or absence from duty of any such seaman, such person so offending shall, for every such offence, upon conviction thereof before a stipendiary Ma- gistrate, incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, or imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding six months.

4. The Harbour Master, or his deputy, before granting a port clearance to any ship, may, if he have reasonable grounds for belief that any deserter from a merchant vessel be con- cealed on board of such ship, proceed on board thereof and then and there require her master to institute due and diligent search for such deserter, and further, if he deem it necessary, require the master to make oath or solemn declaration that to the best of his knowledge and belief, after due and dili- gent search, no such deserter is concealed within or about his ship; and any master of a ship refusing or unnecessarily delaying to comply with such requisition, shall incur upon conviction, a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars, and imprisonment until such fine be paid.

fined in gaol.

Ships or

houses may be searched for deserters from ships. [Ibid, sec. 2.1

Penalty on persous bar- bouring deserters from ship. [Ibid, sec. 3.]

Harbour Mas- ter or deputy may require, before grant- ing a purt clearance to

a ship, the master thereof to search for Buspected de- serters, and to make declara- tion of such search. Penalty for not complying with such request. [Ordinance 6 of 1852, sec. 11.]

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Offences of foreign

seamen,

[See M. S. A.,

1854, sec. 243.j

Act of dis- obedience.

Continued disobedience.

Combining to disobey.

Expenses by whom pay- able.

[Ordinance 4

of 1850, sec. 5.)

Deaths, desertions, or removals of

seamen, dic. to be reported. [Ordinanc? 1

of 186, ce. 7.1

Penalties for

forging of do- cuments, aud for false des-

criptions and statements, [Ordinence No. 6 of 1852, sec. 12.]

Relief of sca- men belonging to vessels re- gistered in i'is Colony, for-nee 5 of 1st, sec. 1.}

Governor may order payment of exp nses in- curred in the

Colony for relief of such seamen out of modies form- ing part of ge- neral revenue. [Ordinance 5

of 1869, sec. 2.]

5. Whenever any seaman engaged in any foreign ship commits any of the following offences within the waters of the Colony, he shall be liable to be punished summarily by a Stipendiary Magistrate as follows, that is to say :-

(a.) For wilful disobedience to any lawful command,

he shall be liable to imprisonment for any period not exceeding four weeks, with or without hard labour, and also, at the discretion of the Court, to forfeit, out of his wages, a sum not excceding two days' pay;

(b.) For continued wilful disobedience to lawful com- mands, or continued wilful neglect of duty, he shall be liable to imprisonment for any period not exceeding twelve weeks, with or without hard labour, and also, at the discretion of the Court, to forfeit, for every twenty-four hours' continuance of such disobedience or neglect either a sum not exceeding six days' pay, or any expenses which have been incurred in hiring a substitute; (c.) For combining with any other or others of the crew to disobey lawful commands, or to neglect duty, or to impede the navigation of the ship, or the progress of the voyage, he shall be able to imprisonment for any period not exceeding twelve weeks, with or without hard labour:

Provided that when there is a Consul, Vice-Consul, or Con- sular Agent resident at Hongkong of the nation to which the ship belongs, the Court shall not deal with the case unless thereto requested by such officer in writing.

6. All expenses incidental to the apprehension, confine- ment, and removal of any seaman, under this section, shall be paid by the master of the ship to which such seaman may belong, and be recoverable from him at the suit of the Captain Superintendent of Police, as a debt due to the Gov- ernment of this Colony; and the subsistence money for every such seaman confined in gaol shall be paid in advance to the keeper of the gaol, and in default of such payment, the gaoler may release such seaman: Provided that every seaman imprisoned under this chapter may be sent on board his ship prior to her departure from the waters of the Co- lony by direction of the Committing Magistrate.

Report of Death, Desertion, &c.

XXI. In the event of the death of any of the passengers, or other persons, occurring on board of any merchant ves- sel in the waters of the Colony, or in case of the death, desertion or removal of any of the crew, the master of such vessel shall forthwith report the same to the Harbour Mas- ter, under a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars for every death, desertion, or removal which he shall neglect to

report.

Penalties for Forgery, &c.

XXII. Any seaman, or other person, who shall give a false description of his services, or show, or make, or procure to be made, any false character, or shall make false statements as to the name of the last ship in which he served, or as to any other information which may be required of him by any person having lawful authority to demand such information, shall incur a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.

CHAPTER X.

DISTRESSED SEAMEN.

XXIII. All expenses which shall be incurred under the provisions of "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1854," in the relief of distressed British seamen who at the time of such relief being granted shall have last served in a British ship registered in this Colony, and all expenses incurred in the United Kingdom in the relief and returning to this Colony all distressed scamen who last served in such a ship, shail be borne by the revenue of this Colony.

2. It shall be lawful for the Governor, from time to time, to order the payment, out of any monies forming part of, or arising from, the general revenue of the Colony, of all ex- pouses which may be incurred in the Colony for the relief of such British seamen as aforesaid, under the provisions of of the said Act or of any regulations in that behalf which may be made, from time to time, by the Governor in Council.

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3. It shall be lawful for the Governor, from time to time, to order the re-payment out of any such monies as aforesaid, of all sums which shall have been expended under the pro- visions of the said Act by the Imperial Government, or by the "Shipwrecked Mariners' Society" or by the Govern- ment of any adjacent British Colony, or by any British Consul, Vice-Consul, or Consular Agent in any neigh- bouring foreign country, in and about the relief of such British seamen as aforesaid, and such sums shall be refunded in such manner as the Governor shall think fit, or as Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies for the time being may

direct.

Governor may order re-pay- ment of expeu- ses incurrel els where than in the Colony in res- pect of such relief, out of Buch monles as aforesaid [Ordinance 5 of 1869, nec. 3.]

PART II.

REGULATION AND CONTROL OF THE WATERS OF THE COLONY AND of Vessels NAVIGATING THE SAME. CHAPTER I.

REGULATIONS.

Duties of Master.

XXIV. Every master of a merchant ship shall hoist her national colours and number on entering the waters of the Colony; and shall keep such number flying until the ship shall have been reported at the Harbour Master's office.

2. Every such master shall, within twenty-four hours after arrival within the waters of this Colony, report the arrival of his ship at the Harbour Master's office, and in the case of a British ship, or of a ship which shall not be represented by a Consul, shail deposit there the ship's articles, list of passengers, ship's register, and true copy of manifest if re- quired. In the case of a foreign ship represented by a Consul, the said papers shall be lodged by the master at the proper consulate. Any master offending against the pro- visions of this subsection, shall iucur a penalty not exceed- ing two hundred dollars.

3. Every such master arriving in the waters of the Colony shall take up the berth pointed out by the Harbour Master, or by any person sent on board by him for that purpose, and shall moor his ship there properly, and shall not remove from it to take up any other berthi, without his permission, except in case of necessity, to be decided by the Harbour Master, under a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars; and he shall remove his vessel to any new berth when required so to do by the Harbour Master, under a fine not exceeding twenty dollars for every hour that the vessel shall remain in her old berth, after notice to remove under the hand of the Harbour Master, or his deputy, shall have been given on board of her.

clear spars, 4. Every such master shall immediately strike hawse, or shift berth, or obey any other order which the Harbour Master may think fit to give, and any master wil- fully disobeying or neglecting this regulation, shall incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars.

5. Every such master about to proceed to sea shall hoist a blue peter twenty-four hours before time of intended de- parture, and shall give notice thereof to the Harbour Master who, if there is no reasonable objection, will furnish a port clearance, and attest the manifest, if necessary; and cny master having obtained such clearance and not sailing with- in thirty-six hours thereafter shall report to the Harbour' Master his reason for not sailing, and shall re-deposit the ship's papers if required. Any master wilfully neglecting or disobeying this regulation, or going to sea without hav- ing obtained a port clearance, shall incur a penalty not ex- ceeding fifty dollars.

Quarantine.

XXV. Whenever the Governor in Council has reason- able cause for believing that any country or place is infected make such with any infectious or contagious disease, he may regulations concerning vessels arriving from such country or place as he thinks necessary for preserving the public health of the Colony.

2. Every commanding officer of any ship-of-war, or master of a merchant ship of whatsoever nation who may arrive in the waters of the Colony having small-pox or any other disease of a contagious or infectious nature on board,

Ships to holst their numbers. [Ordinance 1 of 1862, sec. 3.]

Ships to be reported

within 24 hours.

[Ibid, sec. 4)

Ships to be moored where ordered by the Harbour Mas- ter, and not re- moved there- from without permission. [[bid, sec. 9.]

All orders by the Harbour Master to ba obeyed. [Ibid, sec. 19.]

Blue peter to be hoisted and port clearance to be obtained before depar- ture.

[Ibid, sec. 11.]

The Governor in Council may make regula- tions in s- pect of vessels Arriving from Infected places.

Ships arriving having centa gious diseases on board to re- port the same. (Ibid, sec. 16.)

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Ships to re- move when orderci.

[lbid, sec. 17.]

Ships arriving from port where conta- gious disense

is prevalent to report same.

The Governor in Council may make regula- tions concern- ing vessela

arriving with disease onl board.

Regulations

to have the force of law when publish- ed in the Gazette. Fenalties.

Steamers' fair- way to be kept clear.

[Ibid, sec. 18.]

Vessels to ex- hibit light at night. [Ibid, sec. 20.]

Precaution to be taken in case of fire.

[Ibid, sec. 21.]

Precautions to be taken in case of rutiny. [[bid, sec. 22.]

shall hoist the proper quarantine flag, and shall hoid no communication with any other vessel or boat, or with the shore, until permission be given by the Harbour Master; and the boarding officer on nearing such ship shall be in- formed of the nature of such disease. Any person offending against any of the provisions of this subsection shall incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars for each offence. 3. Every such commanding officer of a ship-of-war, or master of a merchant ship, having any such disease on board shell forthwith remove his ship to any berth which shall be pointed out by the Harbour Master, and there remain and keep the quarantine flag flying until a clean bill of health shall be granted by the Colonial Surgeon; and shall afford free access and render every assistance to the Colonial Sur- geon or other officer of health who may be directed by the Governor to visit such ship. Any person offerding against the provisions of this subsection shall incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars for each offence.

4. Every such commanding officer of a ship-of-war, or master of a merchant ship, in all cases where such ship has last touched or stayed at any port or place immediately preceding such ship's arrival in the waters of the Colony, and any contagious or infectious disease has, to such com- manding officer's or master's knowledge, been prevalent at such port or place at the time of his so touching or staying there, shall report the prevalence of such disease, to any health officer of the port upon being boarded by such officer and in default of so reporting the same shall incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars.

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5. The Governor in Council may, from time to time, make such regulations concerning vessels arriving in the waters of the Colony with any infectious or contagious disease on board as he thinks necessary for preserving the public health of the Colony.

6. All regulations made under this section shall be publish- ed in the Government Gazette, and when so published shall have the force of law, and any person offending against any such regulation shall, ou conviction by two Stipendiary Magistrates sitting together, incur a penalty not exceeding two thousand dollars, or imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding twelve months, or, at the discretion of the Court, both penalty and im- prisonment as aforesaid.

Steamers Fairway.

XXVI. No vessel or boat of any description shall be allowed to anchor within any fairway, which shall be set apart by the Harbour Master for the passage of vessels, and the master, or other person in charge of any vessel or boat dropping anchor in, or otherwise obstructing such fairway shall for each offence incur a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars, and in default thereof, imprisonment with or without hard labour not exceeding three months.

Regulations concerning the Safety of Ships and Prevention of Accidents.

XXVII. Every master of a ship, hulk, or other vessel, not being a boat propelled by ours, being at anchor in the waters of this Colony shall, from sunset to sunrise, cause to be exhibited a bright white light from the starboard Tore- yard arm, or at the place where it can be best seen, and in default, shall incur a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars.

2. In case of fire occurring on board any ship or vessel in the waters of the Colony, if at night three lights shall be hoisted in a vertical position at the highest masthead, and a single light at the peak, and guns shall be fired in quick succession until sufficient assistance shall be rendered; if during the day the cusign Union down with the signal NM "I am on fire" shall be hoisted at the highest masthead and guns fired as above provided for night time.

3. If on board any ship or vessel in the waters of the Colony a disturbance or riot shall occur which the master or his officers are unable to quell, if by day the ensign Union down shall be hoisted at the peak and the signal PC “want assistance; mutiny” shall be hoisted at the highest masthead or wherever practicable under the cir- cumstances; guns may also be fired as in subsections 2; if by night three lights shall be hoisted at the peak and a single light at the masthead, and guns may also be fired as before stated.

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4. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to make and publish rules, and from time to time to vary the same, concerning the lights or signals to be carried, and con- cerning the steps for avoiding collision to be taken by all ships, boats, or vessels, while navigating the waters of the Colony: Provided always that the same shall not be incon- sistent with, or be deemed to affect the regulations for the time being in force issued by Her Majesty by Order in Council, under the provisions of section 25 of "The Mer- chant Shipping Act Amendment Act, 1862."

Offences in the Waters of the Colony.

[See also "The Dangerous Goods Ordinance, 1873," and Regulations.]

XXVIII. Every person who within the Colony or the waters thereof shall commit any of the following offences, shall incur a penalty of not more than fifty dollars, or imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months, with or without hard labour.

(a.) Every person who shall unlawfully cut, damage, or destroy any of the ropes, cables, cordage, tackle, headfasts, or other furniture of or belonging to any ship, boat, or vessel lying in the harbour or waters aforesaid, with intent to steal or otherwise unlawfully obtain the same or any part thereof. (b.) Every person who for the purpose of preventing the seizure or discovery of any materials, furniture, stores, or merchandise belonging to or having been part of the cargo of any ship, boat, or vessel lying in the waters aforesaid, or of any other articles unlawfully obtained from any such ship or vessel, shall wilfully let fall or throw into the waters aforesaid, or in any other inanner convey away from any ship, boat, or vessel, wharf, quay, or landing place, any such article, or who shall be and it shall be accessory to any such offence; lawful for any constable to take any such offender into custody and to seize and detain any boat in which such person shall be found, or out of which any article shall be so let fall, thrown, or conveyed

away.

(c.) Every owner, or headman, or other person in charge of any boat which shall be found along- side of any public wharf or landing-place (unless while taking on board or landing passengers or cargo), or lying off the same so as to prevent the free access of other boats thereto, and the owner, headman, or other person in charge of any boat which shall be moored or at anchor at a distance of less than one hundred yards from low water mark of such part of the Colony as may be declared by regulation, between the hours of nine o'clock at night and gunfire in the morning, and no owner of any boat plying for hire shall be permitted to receive or land passengers after 8 P.M., except at such wharf or wharves as may be from time to time specified by the Governor in Council: Pro- vided always, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to extend to any boat moored or at anchor alongside of any private wharf with the consent of the owner thereof.

(d.) Every person who shall cast or throw any

dead

body, ballast, rubbish, or other substance, either from shore or from any vessel, into the waters of the Colony, or shall neglect within a reasonable time to remove any sunken vessel or other obstruc- tion in the said harbour belonging to him or in his charge or keeping.

(e.) Every person who not being in Her Majesty's service and not being duly authorised by law for the purpose, goes on board any ship within the waters of the Colony, without the permission of the master or officer in charge; and the master or person in charge of such ship may take any such person so going on board as aforesaid into custody and deliver him up forthwith to any constable to be dealt with according to law. (f). Every person not being in Her Majesty's service who shall make fast to or cause to be made fast to a ship under way within the waters of this Colony, any boat, junk or other vessel, without the sanction of the master or officer in charge of such ship.

Governor in Connell may anake rules to prevent acci- dents in the harbour.

Prohibiting offences in the harbour of Hongkong. [Ordinance 14 of 1845, sec. 6.]

Damaging furniture of ship.

Throwing into water goods unlawfully obtained.

Mooring of boats. [Ibid, sec. 3, subsecs. 8 & 9.]

Obstruction of harbour by rubbish, &c.

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Fire-arins rot to be used ex- cept in certain

Cases.

[Ordinance 1 of 1862, 8. 14.]

Harbour Mas-

ter may re- inove obstruc- tions, &e.

[See Ordi-

nance 14 of 1815, sec. 37.]

Harbour Mas-

ter may per- mit moorings to be laid down.

Superintend- ents and In- spectors may board vessels. [Ordinance 14 of 1945, sec. 7.)

Superintend- e, &c. hav- ing just cause to suspect felony, nay en r on board vessels and take up sus- pected persons. [Ibid, sec. 8.]

Auy breach of this chapter punishable by fine, &c. (Ordinance

1 of 1862,

SEC. 29.]

Interpretation

clause. [Ordinance

17 of 1873, sec. 2.]

Power to erect lighthouses,

&c.

[Ibid, sec. 3.]

Power to raise necessary it is by public loan.

(Ibid, sec. 4.]

2. Except as is hercinbefore directed by subsections 2 and 3 of section XXVII, or under the sanction of the Har- bour Master, no cannon, gun, or fire-arm of any description shall be discharged within such portions of the waters of the Colony as the Governor may, from time to time, by regulations prescribe, from any merchant vessel or boat, under a penalty not excceding two hundred dollars.

Removal of Obstructions.

XXIX. The Harbour Master may, by written notice, require any person to remove within a reasonable time to be specified in such notice, any obstruction in the waters of the Colony, caused by such person or belonging to him or in his charge or keeping, and if such person fail to remove the obstruction within the specified time, the Harbour Master shall cause the obstruction to be removed, and may recover the expenses of removal from the person named in the notice.

Moorings.

XXX. No person shall place moorings in the waters of the Colony except with the sanction of the Ilarbour Master, and such moorings shall be of such nature as the Harbour Master shall approve; and the Harbour Master may, upon giving such sanction, attach such conditions to the use and employment of such moorings as he shall think f..

Powers of Police.

XXXI. The Captain Superintendent or other Superin- tendent, or any Inspector of the Police force shall have power, by virtue of his office, to enter at all times, with such con- stables as he shail think necessary, as well by night as by day, into and upon every ship, boat, or other vessel (not being a ship of war or vessel having the status of a ship of war) lying in the waters of the Colony, and into every part of such vessel, for the purpose of inspection and upon occasion direct- ing the conduct of any constable who may be stationed on board of any such vessel, and of inspecting and observing the conduct of all other persons who shall be employed on board of any such vessel in or about the lading or unlading there- of, as the case may be, and for the purpose of taking all such measures as may be necessary for providing against fire or other accidents, and preserving peace and good order on board of any such vessel, and for the effectual prevention or detection of any felonies or misdemeanors.

2. It shall be lawful for the Captain Superintendent or. other Superintendent, or any Inspector, or Sergeant belong- ing to the Police force, having just cause to suspect that any felony has been or is about to be committed in or on board of any ship, boat, or other vessel (except ships of war or vessels having the status of ships of war) lying in the waters of the Colony, to enter at all times, as well by night as by day, into and upon every such ship, boat, or other vessel, and therein to take all necessary measures for the effectual prevention or detection of all felonies which he has just cause to suspect to have been, or about to be committed in or upon the harbour or waters of the Colony, and to take into custody all persons suspected of being concerned in such felonies, and also to take charge of all property so suspected to be stolen.

Powers of Magistrates.

? XXXII. Where no penalty is specially attached by this chapter to the breach or infringement of any provision here- in contained, the same shall be punishable by a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars, and in default of payment thereof, imprisonment with or without hard labour not exceeding one month.

CHAPTER II.

LIGHTHOUSES, BUOYS, OR BEACONS.

XXXIII. In the construction of this chapter, the term "lighthouses" shall, in addition to the ordinary meaning of the word, include lightships and all floating and other lights exhibited for the guidance of ships; and the terms "buoys and beacons” shall include all other marks and signs of the

sea.

2. It shall be lawful for the Governor to erect and main- tain within the Colony such lighthouses, buoys, or beacons as the Governor in Council shall think necessary to be ex- hibited for the guidance of ships.

3. It shall be lawful for the Governor, from time to time, with the assent of the Legislative Council, to raise by way of public loan, upon the security of the general revenues of the Colony, such sums of money as may be necessary for the purposes aforesaid, and every loan so raised shall be a charge upon the said Colonial revenue.

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4. It shall be lawful for the Governor, in the meanwhile, with such assent as aforesaid, to order the payment, by way of temporary advance, out of any monies for the time being in the Colonial Treasury, of such sums of money arising from the general revenues of the Colony, as may be required for the purposes aforesaid: Provided always that all sums of money so advanced out of the general revenue of the Colony, shall be repaid into the Treasury out of the sums which may be raised by way of loan under the provisions in that behalf hereinbefore contained.

Light Dues.

XXXIV. The owner or master of every ship which enters the waters of the Colony, shall pay such dues in respect of the said lighthouses, buoys, or beacons as may, from time to time, be fixed by order of the Governor in Council, to such officers as the Governor shall, from time to time, appoint to collect the same, and the same shall be paid by such officers into the Colonial Treasury.

2. All British and foreign ships of war shall be exempt from the payment of light dues.

3. It shall be lawful for the Governor, by Order in Council:-

(a.) To exempt any ships, or classes of ships, from such payment, and to annex any terms or condi- tions to such exemptions;

(b.) To substitute any other dues, or classes of dues, whether by way of annual payment or otherwise, in respect of any ships, or classes of ships. 4. Tables of all light dues, and a copy of regulations for the time being in force in respect thereof, shall be posted up at the office of the Harbour Master.

5. A receipt for light dues shall be given by the person appointed to collect the same to every person paying in the same, and the Harbour Master shall not grant a clearance to any ship, unless the receipt for the same is produced to him.

6. If the owner or master of any ship fails on demand of the authorised collector to pay the light dues in respect thereof, it shall be lawful for such collector, in addition to any other remedy which he is entitled to use, to cuter upon such ship and distrain the goods, guns, tackle, or any other things of or belonging to, or on board such ship, and to detain such distress until the said light dues are paid; and if payment of the same is not made within the period of three days next ensuing such distress, he may, at any time during the continuance of such non-payment, cause the same to be appraised by two sufficient persons, and thereupou sell the same, and apply the proceeds in payment of the light dues duc, together with reasonable expenses incurred by him under this section, paying the surplus (if any) on demand to the said owner or master.

7. In order to ascertain the burden of any ship liable to pay light dues under this Chapter, the person authorised to collect such dues may require the owner, master, or other person in command of such ship, or any person having pos- session of the same, to produce the register of such ship for the inspection of such person, and, upon the refusal or neglect of such owner or master to produce such register; or to satisfy the person authorised to collect such dues as to what is the true burden of the ship, it shall be lawful for such person to cause such ship to be measured at the ex- pense of the master thereof, and such expense shall be re- coverable in the same manner as dues payable under his Chapter; and such measurement shall be deemed to be the real burden of the ship, and may be treated as such for all the purposes of this Chapter.

8. The master of any ship who shall attempt to depart from the waters of this Colony without paying the light dues in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, or, who shall refuse to have his ship measured to ascertain her burden in tons, or who shall obstruct any person in the duties of his office, shall be subject to a penalty not ex- ceeding two hundred dollars.

Damage to Lights, Buoys and Beacons. XXXV. If any person wilfully or negligently commits any of the following offences, that is to say :-

(a.) Injures any lighthouse, or the lights exhibited

therein, or any buoy or beacon ;

(b.) Removes, alters, or destroys any lightship, buoy,

or beacon;

(c.) Rides by, makes fast to, riis foul of, any light-

ship, or buoy ;

Power to advance funds out of the Colonial Treasury. [[bid, sec. 5.]

Light dues. [Ibil, sec. 6.)

Exemption of

men of war. [Ibid, sec. 7.]

Governor to allow certain exemptions. [Ibid, sec. 8.]

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Tables of light dues to be exhibited at Harbour Master's office. [Sce M. S. A. 1854, sec. 399.] Ship not to be cleared with- out production of receipt for light dues. [See M. S. A 1854, Sec 400.]

Power of dis- tress for light dues.

[M. S. A., sec. 401.]

Ship's burden to be ascer- tained by mea- surement in certain cases.

Penalties.

Penalty for injuring lights, &e. [M. S. A. 1854, sec.

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Harbour Master may prohibit false lights.

M. S. A.

1954, sec. 415.3

If not obeyed, he may abate such lights. [M. S. A. 1854, sec. 416.]

Vessels and buildings to be provided

for storage of gunpowder. (Ordinance

4 of 1867, Bec. 4.}

To be termed Government dep?t for the storage of gunpowder. [Ibid, sec. 5.]

Master of ves- sel having up- wards of two hundred lbs. of powder ou board to fur- nish Harbour Master with particulars iramediately. [Ibid, sec. 6.]

Master of such versel to take same to speci- fied place and there remain until he have

permission to leave.

[Ibid, sec. 7.]

Mode of pro- eceding when gunpowder is to be exported. [Ibid, sec. 8.]

He shall, in addition to the expenses of making good any damage so occasioned, incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

Prevention of False Lights.

XXXVI. Whenever any fire or light is burnt or exhibited at such place, or in such manner, as to be liable to be mis- taken for a light proceeding from a lighthouse, it shall be lawful for the Harbour Master to serve a notice upon the owner of the place where the fire or light is burnt or ex- hibited, or on the person having charge of such fire or light, either personally, or by delivery at the place of abode of such owner or person, or by affixing the same in some cons- picuous spot near to such fire or light, and by such notice to direct such owner or person, within a reasonable time to be therein specified, to take effectual means for the ex- tinguishing or effectually screening such existing light; and for the preventing for the future any similar fire or light, and any owner or person disobeying such notice, shall be deemed guilty of a common nuisance, and in addition to any other penalties or liabilities of any kind thereby in- curred, shall incur a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars or six months' imprisonment with or without hard labour.

2. If any owner or person served with such notice, as aforesaid, neglects for a period of twenty-four hours to ex- tinguish or effectually screen, the light or fire therein men- tioned, it shall be lawful for the Harbour Master, by his servants or workmea, to enter into the place wherein the same may be, and forthwith to extinguish such fire or light doing no unnecessary damage; and all expenses incurred by the Harbour Master in such extinction, may be recovered from such person or owner as aforesaid in the same way as penalties are hereby declared to be recoverable.

CHAPTER III.

IMPORTATION AND STORAGE OF GUNPOWDER.. [See also the Dangerous Goods Ordinance, 1873, and regulations.]

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XXXVII. The Governor is hereby empowered to pro- vide, at the expense of the Colony, all necessary vessels and buildings for the storage of gunpowder, and no gunpowder arriving in this Colony shall be stored in any other building or vessel except as provided by subsection 10 and subject to the observance of the rules and regulations to be made under subsection 12 of this section.

2. Such vessels or buildings shall, for the purposes of this chapter, be termed a Government Dep?t or Govern- ment Dep?ts for the storage of gunpowder, and shall be under the control and management of the Harbour Master, subject to such orders as may, from time to time, be re- ceived from the Governor; and such vessels or buildings shall be fitted and mauned in such manner as the Harbour Master, with the approval of the Governor, shall deem expedient.

3. The master of every vessel arriving in this Colony having on board thereof any quantity of gunpowder ex- ceeding two hundred lbs. shall, immediately upon the arrival hercof, and before the discharge from the ship of any of such gunpowder, furnish the Harbour Master with a copy of the manifest of such gunpowder, the marks of all the packages wherein such gunpowder shall be contained, and the names of the consignees of such gunpowder, if he shall know the same.

4. The master of every such vessel as in the last preced- ing section mentioned shall as soon as possible take the same to the place which shall be pointed out to him by the Harbour Master, or his deputy, and the said vessel shall not be removed therefrom without the permission in writing of the Harbour Master.

5. When any quantity of gunpowder exceeding two hundred lbs. is about to be conveyed out of the Colony, the master of the vessel about to convey the same shall, on producing the written authority of the owners thereof or their agents receive from the Harbour Master a permit to take on board the packages mentioned in such authority and the master of such vessel shall thereupon move the same into such anchorage as the Harbour Master may deem expedient, and from such anchorage the master of such vessel shall not remove the same except for the purpose of proceeding on his voyage or for some other sufficient cause to be approved by the Harbour Master.

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6. The master of every vessel having on board more than two hundred lbs. of gunpowder, or whilst engaged in the transhipment of gunpowder, shall exhibit a red flag at the highest masthead.

7. It shall not be lawful for the master of any vessel to. tranship any gunpowder between the hours of 6 P.M. and 6 A.M., from October to March inclusive nor between the hours of 7 P.M. and 5 A.M., from April to September in- clusive, without the written permission of the Harbour Master.

8. It shall not be lawful for the master of any vessel, without the written permission of the Harbour Master, to anchor such vessel within five hundred yards of any Government Dep?t for the storage of gunpowder.

9. It shall not be lawful for the master of any vessel having on board gunpowder exceeding in quantity two hundred lbs., to anchor nearer than five hundred yards of any other vessel.

10. It shall not be lawful for any person, without the permission in writing of the Governor, to keep for any time. however short within any house, store, godown, or other place on land, a larger quantity of gunpowder than fifteen lbs. 11. It shall be lawful for any Justice of the Peace or Police Officer duly authorised by warrant to enter and if necessary to break into any house, store, godown, vessel, or place either on land or water within which such Justice of the Peace shall be credibly informed on oath, or shall have reasonable grounds of his own knowledge to suspect and believe that gunpowder is kept or carried or is on board of any vessel contrary to the provisions of this chapter.

12. The Governor in Council is hereby empowered to make rules and regulations for the proper carrying out the provisions of this chapter, including the storage of gun- powder on land, or its carriage within the waters of the Colony, and to fix and vary, from time to time, the sums chargeable for the storage of gunpowder as herein before prescribed, and every violation or neglect of any such rules or regulations shall render the party so offending liable to the penalties imposed by subsection 14 of this section for offences against any provisions thereof.

13. The sums charged in respect of such storage shall be paid monthly by the party claiming to be entitled to such gunpowder, and in the event of the same not being paid within twenty-one days after the same shall have become due and payable, it shall be lawful for the Governor to direct the said gunpowder to be sold in order to defray the expense of storage, and the proceeds thereof after deducting all Government charges and the expenses of sale shall be paid to the party who shall prove himself entitled thereto to the satisfaction of the Governor.

14. Every person who shall violate or refuse, or fail to comply with the provisions of this chapter, shall incur a penalty not exceeding three hundred dollars, or imprison- ment for any period not exceeding six mouths.

15. Nothing in this chapter contained shall apply to Her Majesty's ships of war or to the ships of war of any foreign nation, or to hired armed vessels in Her Majesty's service or in the service of any foreign nation, or to any Govern-

ment stores.

PART III.

REGULATION OF JUNKS AND SMALL BOATS.

CHAPTER I.

LICENSING OF JUNKS.

XXXVIII. In the construction of this chapter the term “Junk” shall mean every sea-going Chinese or other vessel not coming within the provisions of section XXIV of this Ordinance and not being a fishing boat or vessel licensed under subsection 24 of this chapter.

The term “Licensed Junk" shall mean a junk, boat, or vessel, licensed under subsection 21 to ply between the Colony and other ports.

The term "Master" of a junk shall include any person for the time being in command or charge of the same.

2. Branch stations of the Harbour Master's office shall be maintained at such places in the Colony as the Governor may, from time to time, determine, which shall be under the superintendence and control of the Harbour Master, and shall be called "Harbour Master's Stations."

Masters having more than two hundred iba.

of gunpowder on board to exhibit a flag, also when transhipping the same. [[bid, sec. 9.]

No gunpowder to be tran- shipped at night. [Ibid, sec. 10.]

No vessel to anchor within five hundred yards of a Government Depot for storage of gunpowder. [Ibid, sec. 11.]

No master of a vessel having more than two hundred lbs. of gunpowder on board to anchor within five hundred yards of any other vessel. [Ibid, sec. 12.] No person to keep in any house, store, &c. more than fifteen lbs. of gunpowder. [Ibid, sec. 13.]

Power to Jus- tices to issue warrants to Fearch. [Ibid, sec. 14.]

Governor in Council em- powered to. frame rules for carrying out provisions of chapter and to fix charges. {Ibid, sec. 16.]

Sums how to

be paid and if not paid how to be recover-

ed.

[[bid, sec. 17.]

Trial of offen- ces under this chapter. [Ibid, sec. 19.]

Ships of war and Govern- ment stores excepted. [Ibid, sec. 19.)

Interpretation

of terms

"Junk." [Ordinance 6 of 1866, sec. 2.]

"Licensed Junk."

"Master."

Branch sta- tions of the Harbour Mas- ter's office. [Ibid, sec. 4.]

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Anchorages for Junks. [Ibid, sec. 5.j

No unlicensed junk to anchor within colo- nial watere except at one of the anchor- ages for junks. [Ibid, sec. 8.] Unlicensed junks to anchor in specified place. [Ibid, sec. 9.]

Report of arrival and particulars to be furnished. [ibid, sec. 11.]

Anchora e pass.

[Ibid, sec. 12.]

Junks not to reinove tro anchorage without clear- ance or special permit.

(Ibid, sec. 13.

No junk to leave at night. [Ibid, sec. 14.]

Flag to be hoisted before departure. [Ibid, sec. 15.]

"Special permit."

(Ibid, sec. 16.]

Penalty for infraction of subsections

4 and 5.

[Ibid, sec. 17.}

Penalty for infraction of subsections 6. [Ibid, sec. 18.]

3. The Harbour Master shall, with the approval of the Governor, appoint suitable anchorages for junks in the waters of the Colony to be called "Anchorages for Junks."

4. No junks other than a licensed junk shall (except from stress of weather) anchor at any place within the waters of the Colony other than at an "anchorage for junks."

5. Every junk other than a licensed junk entering the waters of the Colony shall immediately proceed to and take up its berth within the limits of one of the "anchorages for junks."

6. The master of every junk, whether licensed or not, shall, within eighteen hours after arrival within the waters of the Colony, report such arrival at the Harbour Master's office or at a "Harbour Master's station," and shall, if a licensed junk, deposit the licence thereof, and if not a licensed junk, furnish the particulars hereinafter mentioned, which shall be entered in a register kept for the purpose, that is to say:-

(a.) Name and capacity of junk (in piculs.)

(b.) The name, address and description of the owner

or owners of such junk and of the master. (.) The name, address and description of every con- signee or agent, if any, of the junk and cargo in the Colony.

(d.) The description of the cargo on board, and number

of the crew.

(c.) The place from which the junk sailed on her voy- age to the Colony, and the date of her departure from such place, and of her arrival in the Colony. (f.) Whether carrying any and what guns, arms and

ammunition.

7. Upon compliance with the provisions of the last sub- section, the master of every junk shall receive a permit to be called an "anchorage pass," and shall forthwith pay such fee for the same as is hereinafter mentioned, and in default thereof shall incur a penalty not exceeding ten dollars.

8. No licensed junk shall leave the waters of the Colony, and no other junk shall leave any anchorage for junks with- out a clearance or a special permit, unless the safety of the vessel (through stress of weather) shall render it necessary, and in such case, she shall return to her former anchorage when such necessity for leaving it shall have ceased.

9. No junk, whether licensed or not, shall leave her an- chorage between the hours of 6 P.M. and 6 A.M. from October to March inclusive, nor between the hours of 7 P.M. and 5 A.M. from April to September inclusive, without a special permit or a special clearance to be called a "night clearance."

10. The master of every junk, whether licensed or not, about to leave her anchorage, shall, eighteen hours before the time of the intended departure of such junk, hoist at the highest mast-head such flag or signal as shall, from time to time, be specified by the Harbour Master, and also shall give notice of such intended departure and the nature of the pro- posed voyage, together with the general character of cargo, and particulars of any arms, ammunition and other such articles on board at the Harbour Master's office.or station, as the case may be, at which the anchorage pass of such junk shall have been granted, and he will thereupon be furnished with a clearance in exchange for the anchorage pass of such junk, and if a licensed junk, the licence thereof will be returned to him: Provided always that in case such junk shall not leave her anchorage within twenty-four hours thereafter, the master shall report the same at the Harbour Master's office or station, as the case may be, and the reason thereof, and shall, if so required to do, return the said clearance, and if a licensed junk, also re-deposit the licence thereof.

11. The Harbour Master or the officer for the time being in charge of any Harbour Master's station may, from time to time, grant to any master of a junk a permit to be called a special permit," which shall be a sufficient warrant or authority for the doing of any act mentioned in such permit.

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12. Every master of a junk who shall violate or refuse or fail to comply with the provisions of subsections 4 and 5, shall incur a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisonment with or withour hard labour for any period not exceeding six calendar months.

13. Every master of a junk who shall refuse or fail to comply with the provisions of subsections 6 and 10, or shall knowingly give untrue particulars concerning the information which he is thereby required to furnish, shall incur a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars, or imprisonment with or

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without hard labour for any period not excceding six months, and it shall be lawful for the Governor, if he shall think fit, by warrant under his hand to order that any junk whereof the master has refused or failed to comply with the provi- sions of the said subsections, and whether such master shall have been brought to trial and punished or not, shall quit the waters of the Colony within twelve hours from the service of such order on board of such junk, under penalty of forfeiture of such junk to the Crown.

14. Every master of a junk violating the provisions of subsections 8 and 9 shall incur a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding twelve calendar months, and such junk and her cargo shall be forfeited to the Crown.

15. No licence, anchorage pass, clearance or special permit shall be used in respect of any junk other than the junk therein specified, or for any purpose other than the one therein mentioned, and every master of a junk who shall knowingly use or attempt to use any licence, anchorage pass, clearance or special permit which shall not have been law- fully obtained, shall be imprisoned with hard labour for any term not exceeding twelve calendar months, and every junk in respect of which a licence, anchorage pass, clearance, or special permit shall have been used or attempted to be used in violation of this subsection may, together with the cargo thereof, and whether the master shall have been brought to trial or not, at the discretion of the Court, be forfeited to the Crown.

16. Every master of a junk, vessel, or boat, bringing into the Colony, or from one part of the Colony to another, any person who shall, in the opinion of the Court before which the offence shall be tried, have come to the Colony for the purpose of mendicancy, or any person suffering from leprosy or any contagious disease, shall incur a penalty not exceeding ten dollars for every such person so brought by him as aforesaid.

17. It shall be lawful for any person deputed thereto by the Governor, or by the commander of any of Her Majesty's ships-of-war, or for any officer or Constable of the Police force, at any time to board any junk within the waters of the Colony and demand the production of either an anchorage pass, clearance, special permit, or licence, and in case by reason of the non-production of any one of such documents, or for any other reason, there shall be ground to believe or suspect that any provision of this chapter has been violated by the master of such junk, or in case the document pro- duced shall appear from the date thereof, or from any other cause, to have been unlawfully obtained, or to be unlawfully used, to arrest such junk and her cargo and the master of such junk, and deliver them into the custody of the Police.

18. No junk or cargo liable to forfeiture, under the pro- visions of this chapter, shall be so forfeited, unless the offence in respect of which such junk or cargo is liable to forfeiture, shall be tried by two Stipendiary Magistrates sitting together, who shall have power, in their discretion, to extend the period limited by law for an appeal from their decision to the Supreme Court, cither before or after the expiration thereof.

19. Every junk of which the master shall be charged with having violated the provisions of this chapter, shall be forthwith arrested and detained unless bail to the satisfaction of a Magistrate is given, until the said master shall either have been acquitted of the offence charged, or if found guilty, shall have paid the penalty inflicted upon him, and in case he shall fail to pay, within ten days, any penalty which may be inflicted upon him, the same may be recovered by the sale of such junk, and the balance, if any, of the net proceeds thereof, after deducting therefrom the expenses of such sale and the amount of such penalty as aforesaid, shall be paid to the owner or owners of the junk, if claimed within twelve calendar months from the date of sale, and if not claimed within that period, shall be forfeited to the Crown: Provided that in case there shall be in the Colony any consignee or agent of such junk registered under subsection 6, no sale thereof shall be made in pursuance of this subsection until three days' previous notice thereof shall have been given in writing to such consignee or agcut.

20. Every junk forfeited or sold under the provisions of this chapter shall be transferred to the purchaser thereof, at his expeuse, by a bill of sale from the Harbour Master, and such bill of sale shall confer upon such purchaser, his exe- cutors, administrators and assigns, an indefeasible title to such junk.

Penalty for infraction of provisions of subsections 8 and 9. [Ibid, sec, 19.]

Penalty for unlawfully using a licence, pas5, clearance, or special permit. [Ibid, sec. 20.]

Penalty for bringing men- dicants into the Colony. [[vid, sec. 21.]

Power to board any junk and demand inspection of documents. [[bid, sec. 22}.

Trial of offences under this chapter. [[bid, sec. 23.]

In case of non- payment of penalty by master, the game may be levied by sale of junk.

Ibid, sec. 24]

Transfer to purchaser upon sale of junk. [[b?l, soc. 25.]

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Junk Ucences. {Ibid, sec. 26. }

Penalty for disobeying Harbour Master's orders.

[Ibid, sec. 27.)

Governor in Council empowered

to frame rules

for carrying out provisions of this chapter. [Ibid, sec. 28.)

Fishing boat licences.

[Ibid, mec. 29.j

Governor in Council to make

regulations for

licensing, &c., boats, &c.

Punishment for drowning passengers in overcrowded boats. 17 & 8 Geo. 4., sec. 28.] [Local and personal.]

21. It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master, in such cases as he shall think fit to grant to any owner of any junk or lorcha a licence authorising such junk or lorcha to ply between this Colony and other ports, during such period and subject to such conditions as the Harbour Master, with the approval of the Governor, may determine, and which con- ditions shall be endorsed on or contained in such licence, and such junk or lorcha having obtained a licence, the mas- ter thereof shall cause the number of said licence to be painted in black figures twenty inches in length (to the satisfaction of the Harbour Master) on a white ground on each bow and on the stern: Provided that no such licence shall be granted unless the intended licensee shall enter into a bond together with one or more sureties resident in the Colony, and to be approved of by the Harbour Master, con- ditioned in any sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars for the observance of the conditions of such licence.

22. Every master or other person in charge of any junk, vessel or boat, whether licensed or not, shall obey any lawful orders which the Harbour Master may see fit to give, under a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars.

23. The Governor in Council is hereby empowered to make such rules and regulations as to him shall seem fit for the proper carrying out the provisions of this chapter, and also to vary, from time to time, the fees chargeable to each junk under this chapter, and to prescribe, from time to time, the forms of all licences, passes, permits, and clearances under this chapter, and to provide adequate means for pre- venting by force when necessary any junk from leaving the waters of the Colony, or any anchorage for junks, in viola- tion of any provision of this chapter.

24. It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master, in such cases as he shall think fit, to grant to any person a licence for any boat or vessel to be used solely as a fishing boat or vessel for such period and subject to such conditions as the Harbour Master, with the approval of the Governor, may determine and which conditions shall be endorsed upon or contained in such licence. And such boat or vessel having obtained a licence, the master thereof shall cause the number of the said licence to be painted in white figures (to the satisfaction of the Harbour Master,) twenty inches in length on a black ground on each bow, and on the stern, and every person guilty of a breach of any such conditions or offending against the last clause of this section shall incur a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars or in default six months' imprisonment with or without hard labour in addition to any forfeitures thereby imposed.

CHAPTER II.

LICENSING, &c., oF BOATS, CARGO BOATMEN, &C. XXXIX. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to make and publish regulations and, from time to time, to vary the same :---

(a.) For the licensing, due management control and regulation of all boats or vessels, plying for hire within the waters of the Colony, other than boats or vessels baving British, Colonial, or foreign registers, not being Chinese registers; and also other than market boats or vessels or junks within the meaning of chapter 1 of part II of this Ordi-

nance.

(b.) For the licensing, registration and regulation of

cargo boatmen ;

(c.) For fixing the scale of fees payable for such

licences;

(d.) For fixing the scale of fares to be charged by

such boat or vessel;

(e.) For the regulation and management of all boats, sampans, or other vessels, used as dwelling places within the waters of the Colony and not plying for hire;

(f) For the registration or licensing of such last mentioned vessels and of the people dwelling in

the same.

2. In case any greater number of persons or passengers shall be taken or carried in any such licensed boat or vessel, within the waters of the Colony than are respectively allow- ed to be carried therein by any regulations made by the Gov- ernor in Council, and any one or more of such persons or passengers shall be drowned in consequence thereof, every person who shall be in charge of such boat, or vessel, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be punished therefor without prejudice to any civil remedy that any person may have against such misdemeanant.

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PART IV.

Deck and Load Lines.

XL. All ships registered in the Colony shall be marked with deck and load lines as is provided in the "Merchant Shipping Act, 1876." When a ship registered in the Co- lony has been marked as by this section required, she shall be kept so marked until her next return to a port of dis- charge in the Colony.

2. The owner, or agent, or master of every British ship shall, before clearing his ship outwards from any port in the Colony, mark the load line required by section 26 of the

Merchant Shipping Act, 1876.”

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3. The owner, agent or master shall also, upon so clear- ing her, deliver to the Harbour Master a statement in writ- ing of the distance in feet and inches between the centre of the disc and the upper edge of each of the lines indi- cating the position of the ship's decks which is above that centre. If default is made in delivering this statement in the case of any such ship, the Harbour Master may refuse to clear the ship.

Grain Cargoes.

XLI. No cargo of which more than one third consists of any kind of grain, corn, rice, paddy, pulse, seeds, nuts, or nut kernels, hereinafter referred to as grain cargo shall be carried on board any Colonial ship, unless such grain cargo be contained in bags, sacks or barrels or secured from shift- ing by boards, bulkheads or otherwise.

If the master or owner of any such Colonial ship or any agent of such, who is charged with the leading of the ship or the sending her to sea, knowingly allows any grain cargo or part of a grain cargo to be shipped therein for carriage, he shall, for every such offence, incur a penalty not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars to be recovered summarily before a Stipendiary Magistrate.

The penalty provided by section 22 of the "Merchant Shipping Act, 1876," for knowingly allowing any grain cargo or part of a grain cargo to be shipped on any British ship contrary to the provisions of the said section may likewise be recovered upon summary conviction before any Stipendiary Magistrate.

General.

XLII. So much of the various provisions of the third part of the "Merchant Shipping Act, 1854," and other Act amending the same not being inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance and now in force in England, as relates thereof; to rights to wages and remedies for the recovery to leaving seamen abroad; to the provisions, health and accommodation of scamen; to the power of seamen to make complaints; to the protection of seamen from imposition; to discipline; and to crimes committed abroad, shall apply mutatis mutandis, and so far as the same can be extended, to all ships registered in this Colony when such ships are within the jurisdiction of this Government, and to the owners, masters and crews of such ships.

2. Every offence declared by the "Merchant Shipping Acts, 1854 to 1876,” to be a misdemeanor where jurisdic- tion is given to the Court in this Colony shall be tried by the Supreme Court in the same manner as other misdemea- nors are tried, and every offence thereby made punishable· by imprisonment for any period not exceeding six months with or without hard labour or by any penalty not exceed- ing ?100, except as hereinbefore provided, shall be prose- cuted summarily before any Magistrat or any two Justices of the Peace in like manner as other offences of like cha- racter committed in the Colony may be punished summa- rily, and any person convicted summarily shall have the ike right of appeal as if the offence with which he is charged had been tried under any local Ordinance.

3. Where any order, notice, statement, or document re- quires, for the purpose of any provision of this Ordinance, to be served on the master of a ship, the same shall be served where there is no master and the ship is in the Colony, on the owner or one of the owners of the ship, or if there is no owner, on the agent of the ship in the Colony, or where no such agent is known or can be found, by affix- ing a copy thereof to the mast of the ship.

4. Any sneh order, notice, statement, or document may be served by delivering a copy thereof personally to the person to be served or by leaving the same at his last place of abode, or in the case of a master by leaving it for him on board the ship with the person being or appearing to be in command of such ship.

Ships to be marked with deck and load lines. [M.S.A. 1876, sections 25. 26.)

139 and 40 Vic, Cap. 80, sec. 22.]

(M. S. A. 1854 sec. 518.j

Service of order on master, &c. [M. S. A. 1873 sec. 35)

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Enforcing

detention of ship.

(M. S. A. 1876, Bec. 34.]

General power

to the Gover- nor in Council to make regulations.

And to impose pen:lties.

Frovisions RB

to rules, &c. made by

Governor in Council.

[M. S. A. 1876, sec. 38.]

Recovery of penalties and expenses.

Forgery.

Fees payable under this Ordinance

and under

[M. S. A. 1854.]

5. Any person who obstructs the service of any order, notice, statement, or document on the master of a ship shall incur a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars and if the owner, agent, or master of the ship is a party or privy to such obstruction he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

6. Where under this Ordinance a ship is authorised or ordered to be detained, if the ship after such detention or after service on the master of any notice of or order for such detention proceeds to sea before it is released by competent authority, the master of the ship, and also the owner or agent and any person who sends the ship to sea, if such owner or agent or person be party or privy to the offence, shall forfeit and pay to Her Majesty a penalty not exceed- ing five hundred dollars.

7. Where a ship so proceeding to sea takes to sca when on board thereof in the execution of his duty any officer authorised to detain the ship, or any Surveyor or officer appointed by the Governor, the owner and master of the ship shall each be able to pay all expenses of and in- cidental to the officer or Surveyor being so taken to sea and` also a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars, or, if the offence is not prosecuted in a summary manner, not exceed- ing fifty dollars for every day until the officer or Surveyor returns, or until such time as would enable him after leaving the ship to return to the port from which he is taken, and such expenses may be recovered in like manner as the penalty.

8. In addition to the powers hereinbefore given, it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council, from time to time, to make, alter and repeal regulations for the better and more effectual carrying out of the provisions of this Ordi-

nance.

9. In any regulations under this Ordinance, except with reference to quarantine, it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to impose penalties for the breach thereof, but so nevertheless that the penalty for the breach of any such regulations do not exceed two hundred dollars or six months' imprisonment with or without hard labour.

10. Where the Governor has power to make orders, rules, or regulations in Council it shall be lawful for him, from time to time, to make such orders, rules and regulations in Council and to revoke, alter, or add to any orders, rules or regulations so made.

any

11. All such orders, rules and regulations shall be pu- blished in the Gazette.

12. Upon the publication of any such orders, rules or regulations in the Gazette they shall, after the date of such publication, or any later date mentioned in such orders, rules, or regulations, take effect as if they were enacted by the Legislature of this Colony.

13. There may be paid out of the Colonial Revenue to any officer or person appointed under this Ordinance or to any member of a Marine Board, Examination Board or Court of Survey or to any Assessor, such remuneration (if any) as this Ordinance directs, or, in so far as this Ordinance does not extend, as the Governor from time to time directs.

14. There may be paid out of Colonial Revenue all costs and compensation payable by the Governor in pursuance of this Ordinance.

15. All offences against this Ordinance, or any regula- ticus made thereunder, except when otherwise provided, may be heard and determined by any Stipendiary Magistrate and all penalties imposed by and expenses recoverable under this Ordinance, or any regulation made thereunder, except when otherwise provided, may be recovered in a summary way before any Stipendiary Magistrate.

16. Whosoever, with intent to defraud, shall forge, or alter, or shall offer, utter, dispose of, or put off, knowing the same to be forged or altered, any certificate, ticket, document, matter, or thing named in this Ordinance, or any regulation made thereunder, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the Supreme Court, to be kept in penal servitude for any term not exceeding seven years, and not less than three years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour.

Fees.

XLIII. The fees specified in tables marked B, C, D and F of the schedule hereto are hereby declared to be payable to the collector appointed by the Governor as the lawful fees for the discharge of the respective duties therein specified,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1879.

and the same and all other fees payable under this Ordi- nance, or any regulation made thereunder, may be reco- vered in a summary manner before any Stipendiary Magis-

trate.

2. All fees and all costs and expenses recovered under this Ordinance shall be paid into the Colonial Treasury t? the use of Her Majesty.

Abstract of Ordinance to be given to Masters. XLIV. An abstract of such portions of this Ordinance as the Governor in Council may direct, shall be delivered to the master of every vessel upon her entering the waters of the Colony; and if before obtaining clearance, the master do not return such abstract to the Harbour Master, he shall pay a fee of one dollar for the same.

Repealing Clause.

XLV. On and from the coming into operation of this Ordinance the Ordinances hereunder specified shall be repealed to the extent herein mentioned: Provided that any officer appointed in pursuance 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, for- feiture, or punishment, and any such legal pro- ceeding may be carried on as if this Ordinance had not passed;

nor revive any enactment repealed by any of the said Ordi- nances or sections.

Ordinance 14 of 1845,..

Subsections 8 and 9 of sec. iii; sub- sections 2 and 3 of sec. vi; and secs. vii and viii.

Fens to be

paid into the Colonial Treasury.

Abstract of Or liuance to be given to master of every vessal.

Repealing

clause.

4 of 1850,.

6 of 1852,.

""

The whole.

4 of 1855,.

"

9 of 1856,.

""

8 of 1858,.

Sec. xvi.

""

10 of 1860,.

""

11 of 1860,.

"

15 of 1860,

17 of 1860,.

The whole.

??

1 of 1862,.

"J

6 of 1866,.

""

4 of 1867,.

"

""

10 of 1867,...........

Secs. Ixiii. Ixiv, and lxv.

5 of 1869,

""

9 of 1872,.

""

17 of 1873,

>

The whole.

1 of 1874,...

"J

8 of 1875,.

"

11 of 1876,.

??

Suspending Clanse.

XLVI. This Ordinance shali ceme into operation on a day to be hereafter proclaimed by the Governor.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 30th day of December, 1879.

H. E. WODEHOUSE,

Clerk of Councils.

Suspending

clause.

51

TOTAL

NUMBER OF

BOATS.

52

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.

Steam-

ships.

N

8.

?

111.

ft. in. it in.

8. 5 3. 6

Breadth.

Depth.

Number.

Length.

Breadth.

Depth.

|

Sailing ships.

Number.

Length.

Registered Tonnage.

TABLE (A.) (See Section IV.)

NUMBER AND Dimensions or BOATS WITH WHICH SEA-GOING SHIPS ARE TO BE PROVIDED.

COLUMN 1. To be carried by Sailing ships

Boats.

and Steam-ships.

Boats.

COLUMN 2.

To be carried by Sailing! ships, and by Steam- ships, when they do not carry the Boats in Column 3.

Launches.

COLUMN 3.

To be carried by Steam-ships, which do not

carry the Boats in Coluinn 2.

Boats.

Life Bouts.

Number.

Length.

Breadth.

Depth.

Number.

Length.

Breadth.

Depth.

Number.

Length.

Breadth.

Depth.

SCHEDULE TO THIS ORDINANCE.

Tons.

Tons.

...

800 & upwards. 600 to 800

400 to 600

1,000 & upwards. 800 to 1,000 500 to 800

360 to

240 to 360 120 to 240 60 to 120

under 60

1

18

T

18 5. 6

1

18

500

Τ

16

?????????

1 16 5. 6 2. 3

1

14 5. 02. 2

1 14 5. 0 1 | 14 5. 0

222

co co on CA ED IN 22

GIN 2N -

NOTE--In sailing ships carrying the number of boats above specified, and

200 to 400

100 to 200 under 100

aaaaa

to ∞ CO CD LO

ft. in.

???

???

3

2. 6

6. 0 3. 0

...

16

2. 9

...

...

...

...

4 or ?

12N OO IN IAAN

steam-ships carrying the larger of the two numbers above specified, the boats are to be considered sufficient,

if their aggregate cubic contents are equal to the aggregate cubic contents of the boats specified.

In steam-ships carrying the smaller of the two numbers above specified, one of the boats must be a launch of the capacity specified in column 2.

In sailing ships of 200 tons burden and under, not carrying passengers, a dingy may be substituted for the boat in column

In sailing ships of 150 tons burden and under, not carrying passengers, a substantial boat of capacity sufficient to carry the crew may be substituted for those above specified. In all st am-ships, two pad?l? box boats may be substituted for any two of the boats in column 3.

as the case may be.

Sailing ships. Steam-ships.

TABLE (B.)

Shipping Act, 1851," and this Ordinance.

Table of Fees payable to the Government under "The Merchant

Amount of Feer

Copy from Registry Book, Effecting a Colonial register and granting certificate thereof, Effecting an Imperial register and granting certificate thereof,... $15

25

5

of registry,. or under section III, subsection 3 of this Ordinance, Endorsing a memorandum of change of master upon certificate For every declaration made in any of the forms B, C, F, G, H, or L, in the schedule to "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1854,"

2

1

cate of Colonial registry, Endorsing a memorandum of change of ownership upon certifi-

25

Endorsing a memorandum of change of ownership upon certifi-

Certificate of sale or mortgage,

cate of Imperial register,

Recording a mortgage of a ship, or shares in a ship, made under

a certificate of mortgage,

ship, made under a certificate of mortgage,

Endorsement on register of change in rig or tonnage,

ship, made under a certificate of mortgage,

Recording the discharge of a mortgage of a ship, or shares in a

Recording the transfer of a mortgage of a ship, or shares in a

01

22

+

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.. 53

Amount of Fees

For every sale of a ship, or shares in a ship, under a certificate

of sale,

For every alteration in agreements with scamnen,

For certifying a desertion,

For attesting a seaman's will,

For examining provisions or water (to be paid by the party fail-

ing to support his case),

For renewing Colonial register under section III, subsection 12, For inspection of Registry,

TABLE (C.)

Scales of Fees under the provisions of this Ordinance.

(1.)—Surveys of Steam-ships for Passenger Certificates.

$5

1

Nil.

Tons (Register.)

Fee.

Tons (Register.)

Fee.

$

100 and under,

Over 100 & not exceeding 300,...

35

Over 300 and under 900,

4388

25

1,200 & under 1,500,. 1,500 50 1,800 62 2,100 "

74

1,800,. 29

86

"

2,100,. 98

2,400,. 110

900 and under 1,200,

$12 for every additional 300 tons.

The above scale is for twelve months. For six months six-twelfths of the fee will be charged, for nine months nize-twelfths, and so on, at the rate of one-twelfth for each month; but no fee is to be less in amount than three-twelfths. In all cases of new steam-ships, or of steam-ships coming under survey for a passenger Certificate for the first time a full twelvemonth's fee must be paid, notwithstanding that a certificate for twelve months may not be required, and in no case of an incomplete declaration, will less than three-twelfths be charged.

The fee paid in accordance with the forgoing scale covers any number of visits that a Surveyor may require to make before he is able to grant his declaration, as well as the inspection of the lights and fog signals, and of the marking of the vessel, which inspection must be made by the Surveyor before he can grant his declaration. The fee does not, however, apply to, or include, any inspection of lights, fog signals, or marking made subsequently to the granting of the declaration.

The above fee does not cover any service under the Chinese Pas- sengers' Acts, or measurement for tonnage.

(2.)—Survey of Ship, under Chincse Passengers' Acts.

Surveys made within Office hours.

Ordinary survey of the ship and of her equipments, accom- modation, distilling apparatus, (if any) stores, light, ventilation, and sanitary arrangements,.......

Special survey,.

Do. entailing unusual attention,

Fee.

20

25 30

A special survey is to be deemed to be a survey requiring more than two visits by a Government Surveyor or Surveyors, or a survey in cases in which from age or any other circumstances there are reasonable grounds for doubting the seaworthiness of the vessel, Where the case requires unusual attention and occupies an unusual amount of the surveyor's time the higher fee of $30 and upwards will be charged, according to the special circumstances of the case and the number of visits made.

Where a declaration has been granted for a steam-ship under this Ordinance, the survey under the Chinese Passengers' Acts will be made on payment of half the usual fee mentioned above. The fee paid in accordance with the above scale covers the inspection of the lights and fog signals, and the marking of the vessel, made at the time of survey under the Chinese Passengers' Acts. It does not, however, apply to, or include, any inspection of lights, fog signal. or marking, made subsequently to such survey.

The fee for survey under the Chinese Passengers' Acts does not ever any survey of a steam-ship for a passenger certificate under this Ordinance, or measurement for tonnage, or inspection of crew

paces.

Travelling expenses (if any) and subsistence expenses (if any) due according to the scale authorised by the Governor will be charged in addition to the fees.

(3.)—Measurement of Tonnage.

Tons (Gross Register). ·Fee.

Tons (Gross Register).

Fee.

$

Under 50,

50 to 100,

100 to 200, 200 to 500, 500 to 800, 800 to 1,200,

CONNHER

1,200 to 2,000,

10

2,000 to 3,000,

15

3,000 to 4.000,

20

4,000 to 5,000,

25

5,000 and upwards,.

55

189405

35

30

54

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.

(4.)—Inspection of the berthing or sleeping accommodation of the Crew.

The fee to be paid on application for inspection is $3.

A further fee of $3 will be charged if more than one visit by the Surveyor is necessary,

The fees for inspection of crew spaces will not be charged if the inspection is made when the vessel is measured for tonnage, but if a sreind or third visit is necessary for crew spaces alone a fee of $3 for each visit will be charged.

(5.)—Inspection of Lights and Fog Signals.

The fee to be paid on application for inspection is $3. A further fee of $3 will be charged if more than one visit by the Surveyor is necessary.

(6.)--Inspection of the Marking of Vessels.

The fee for a first visit is $3, and is to cover all expenses except where application is made by owner, when expenses are also to be charged. For any subsequent visit, expenses are to be charged, but no further fee.

(7.)—Inspection of Tracings or Drawings.

The fee to be paid when tracing is submitted for inspection is $15.

This fee will not be charged when the full fee for survey under the Merchant Shipping or Chinese Passengers' Act has been paid.

(8.)-Surrey for Change of Name.

Fees will be charged in accordance with the scale for a twelve- month's passenger certificate. (See Scale No. 1, above).

(9.)---Survey for re-registry under Section 6 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1873.

Fee will be charged on the same scale as for change of name. This fee includes the inspection of crew spaces and lights, but does not include measurement for tonnage.

(10.)—Survey of a Vessel before transfer to a Foreign Flag. The fee to be charged in cases of survey before transfer to the flag of any other country shall be $25.

(11.)-Minor Inspections, Alteration of Rig, Port of Registry, &c.

A fee of $5 is to be charged in all cases of minor inspections (eg., alteration of rig, port of registry, description of engines, &c.), of a vessel on re-registry.

(12.)--For re-measurement of passenger accommodation in any ship the passenger certificate of which is unexpired.

A fee of $10.

TABLE (D.)

Table of Fees payable under chapter I of part III of this Ordinance. Sea-going Licence. Fishing Licence.

For vessels under 500 piculs burden, a year, .$10.00 $1.00

For vessels under 500 piculs burden, a month

or fraction of a month,

$ 1.00

$0.20

For vessels of 500 piculs and less than 1,000)

piculs burden. a year,

$15.00

$3.00

For vessels of 500 piculs and less than 1,000 ? piculs burden, a month or fraction of a month,

$ 1.50

$0.10

For vessels of and above 1,000 piculs burden, $20.00

& year, For vessels of and above 1,000 piculs burden,

a month or fraction of a month

Fishing boats under 25 piculs,

Anchorage pass,

Special permit,.

Day clearance,

?

$5.00

$ 2.00

$0.50

.Free.

.$0.25

.$0.25

.$0.25

Night clearance,

.$1.00

TABLE (E.)

Spaces to be allotted to passengers in ships not within the "Chinese Passengers' 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 eac passenger; 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 super- ficial feet of deck space for exercise for the crew and for every passenger accommodated in the between decks; and if it shall be intended to carry passengers on the remaining spaces of the said weather deck than 12 superficial fect of such remaining space shall be provided for each such upper deck passenger. 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 except as hereinafter provided, 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.

Deck passengers may be carried between Hongkong and Swatow during both seasons.

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.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.

TABLE (F.)

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 Government Surveyor or Surveyors.

II. A certificate of the Government Surveyor or Surveyors, shall contain statements of the following particulars :—

-tons, is

a. That the bull, length-breadth-depth-

sufficient for the service intended, and in good condition. 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 imme- diately below the upper deck, for each passenger and mem- ber of the crew; and for vessels plying within the waters of the Colony, at the rate of seven superficial feet per pas- senger 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 not less than 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 passengers and crew which the vessel is certi- fied to carry.

f. That the vessel is properly fitted with bow and masthead lights and also a riding light, in accordance with the international regulations.

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. A certificate of the Government Surveyor or Surveyors 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 constructed 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 Surveyor's certificate.

b. The time for which such machinery will be sufficient. c. That the engineer of the vessel possesses a certificate of com-

petency from the Harbour Master of Hongkong.

IV. Such certificates shall be in force for a period not exceed- ing twelve 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 em- powering the therein described vessel to convey the number of pas- sengers certified to on the Surveyor's declaration for a period not exceeding twelve 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. A fee of five dollars for each certificate shall be payable to the Government.

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 the Colony shall pay a licence fee at the rate of $10 per annum. These fees shall be payable half-yearly.

              GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. The following document is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th January, 1880.

[M\/584.]

55

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

NETHERLAND'S CONSULATE, HONGKONG, 12th January, 1880. Ey instructions from His Excellency the Netherland's Minister in China, I have the honour to your Excellency that by a Decree, dated the Hague, 21st October, 1879, No. 2990, for the pre- of importation of contagious diseases into the Netherland East Indies, all vessels from this Pen and China bound for the Netherland East Indies require in future a Bill of Health granted or ber the Netherland's Consulate in the port of Departure and that the same in order to be valid, het te granted within 48 hours preceeding the vessel's departure, whilst vessels arriving without a 15-6 Hedth or such that have not been able to obtain a clean Bill of Health, will be subjected to the

sets of said Decree.

I have, &c.

(Signed,)

LUDWIG BEYER, H. Netherlands Majesty's Consul.

1. His Excellency

Jons POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G.,

Governor and Commander-in-Chief,

&c.,

&'c., HONGKONG.

fc.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.

TABLE (F.)

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 Government Surveyor or Surveyors.

II. A certificate of the Government Surveyor or Surveyors, shall contain statements of the following particulars :—

-tons, is

a. That the bull, length-breadth-depth-

sufficient for the service intended, and in good condition. 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 imme- diately below the upper deck, for each passenger and mem- ber of the crew; and for vessels plying within the waters of the Colony, at the rate of seven superficial feet per pas- senger 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 not less than 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 passengers and crew which the vessel is certi- fied to carry.

f. That the vessel is properly fitted with bow and masthead lights and also a riding light, in accordance with the international regulations.

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. A certificate of the Government Surveyor or Surveyors 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 constructed 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 Surveyor's certificate.

b. The time for which such machinery will be sufficient. c. That the engineer of the vessel possesses a certificate of com-

petency from the Harbour Master of Hongkong.

IV. Such certificates shall be in force for a period not exceed- ing twelve 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 em- powering the therein described vessel to convey the number of pas- sengers certified to on the Surveyor's declaration for a period not exceeding twelve 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. A fee of five dollars for each certificate shall be payable to the Government.

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 the Colony shall pay a licence fee at the rate of $10 per annum. These fees shall be payable half-yearly.

              GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. The following document is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th January, 1880.

[M\/584.]

55

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

NETHERLAND'S CONSULATE, HONGKONG, 12th January, 1880. Ey instructions from His Excellency the Netherland's Minister in China, I have the honour to your Excellency that by a Decree, dated the Hague, 21st October, 1879, No. 2990, for the pre- of importation of contagious diseases into the Netherland East Indies, all vessels from this Pen and China bound for the Netherland East Indies require in future a Bill of Health granted or ber the Netherland's Consulate in the port of Departure and that the same in order to be valid, het te granted within 48 hours preceeding the vessel's departure, whilst vessels arriving without a 15-6 Hedth or such that have not been able to obtain a clean Bill of Health, will be subjected to the

sets of said Decree.

I have, &c.

(Signed,)

LUDWIG BEYER, H. Netherlands Majesty's Consul.

1. His Excellency

Jons POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G.,

Governor and Commander-in-Chief,

&c.,

&'c., HONGKONG.

fc.

JU

No. 11.

ANLE HONUMAGNU

MENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1879.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Copy of a Postal Convention between the Governments of the Colonies of Queensland and Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th January, 1880.

V

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

POSTAL CONVENTION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE COLONIES OF QUEENSLAND AND HONGKONG.

The Government of the Colony of Queensland and the Government of the Colony of Hongkong being desirous of establishing and maintaining an exchange of mails between Brisbane on the one hand, and Hongkong on the other hand, the undersigned, being thereunto duly authorised by their respective Governinents, have agreed upon the following articles.

ARTICLE I.

There shall be a direct exchange of mails between the Post Office of Queensland on the one part,. and the Post Office of Hongkong on the other part, comprising letters, newspapers, prices current, book packets, and packets of samples originating in the Australian Colonies, Tasmania and New Zea- land, and addressed to Hongkong or to the Treaty Ports of China or Japan, or originating in Hong- kong or in the aforesaid Ports of China or Japan, and addressed to the Australian Colonies, Tasmania and New Zealand.

These Mails shall be conveyed, unless otherwise arranged between the Governments of the said Colonies, by the Eastern and Australian Line of steamers, or by the Line of Mail Packets for the time being plying between Brisbane, Rockhampton, Townsville, Thursday Island, and such other Queens- land Ports as may be mutually agreed upon and Singapore, and by such line of steamers between Singapore and Hongkong as shall be approved of by the respective Post Departments of the countries

concerned.

The term Hongkong wheresoever used in this Convention shall, unless the context should limit its meaning, be taken to include all places at which the Post Office of Hongkong maintains Offices or Agencies.

ARTICLE II.

The postage to be collected in Queensland on paid correspondence addressed to Hongkong shall be, on letters, six pence (6d.) per oz.; on newspapers and prices current, one penny each; on book packets and packets of samples, two pence per 2 ozs.

The postage to be collected in Hongkong upon paid correspondence addressed to the Australian Colonies, Tasmania and New Zealand shall be the same as that collected in Queensland, viz.: on letters sixpence (6d.) per 1?2 oz.; on newspapers and prices current, one penny each; on book packets and packets of samples twopence per 2 ozs.

The correspondence thus paid, and forwarded from Queensland to Hongkong, and from Hongkong to Queensland, shall be delivered in Hongkong and Queensland respectively free of all charge what- soever, and correspondence received in Queensland from Hongkong, addressed to the other Colonies of Australia, Tasmania or New Zealand, will be forwarded to destination subject to the same conditions as are applicable to correspondence originating in Queensland and addressed to those countries.

Letters or packets posted in either Colony insufficiently paid shall, if bearing at least a single rate of postage, be for varded, and shall be charged at the place of destination with the postage deficient and a single rate of postage as a fine.

ARTICLE III.

Every letter, newspaper, price current, book packet or packet of samples addressed to Hongkong from Queensland or the other Australian Colonies, Tasmania or New Zealand, vi? Queensland, shall be delivered free of charge without any claim on the part of the General Post Office of Hongkong against the General Post Office of Queensland; but on all letters despatched from Hongkong to Queensland, or the other Australian Colonies, Tasmania or New Zealand, vi? Queensland, the General Post Office of Queensland shall be credited 8 cents or four pence the oz. and 4 cents or twopence per 4 ozs. on book packets or packets of samples despatched to Queensland and the other Australian Colonies, Tasmania and New Zealand, vi? Queensland.

The postage and fine charged on insufficiently paid letters and packets shall be retained by the office delivering them. The fee for registering any letter shall be retained by the Registering Office.

ARTICLE IV.

    Every insufficiently paid letter or packet shall be plainly marked with the words Insufficiently paid, and every letter or packet, whether fully paid or not, shall bear the Date Stamp of the Office at which it was posted.

ARTICLE V.

    Dead letters which cannot be delivered from whatever cause shall be mutually returned without charge, monthly, or as frequently as the Regulations of the respective Offices will permit.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.

ARTICLE VI.

57

The two Post Departments may by mutual consent make such detailed regulations as shall be and necessary to carry out the object of this convention, such regulations to be terminable any time

reasonable notice by either Department.

ARTICLE VII.

        The Convention shall come into operation on the 1st day of February, 1880, and shall be termin- able at any time on a notice by either Office of six months.

        Done in Duplicate and Signed in Brisbane on the 28th day of November in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy nine.

        And in Hongkong, on the 29th day of September, in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine.

Approved,

J. POPE HENNESSY,

ALFRED LISTER, Postmaster General of Hongkong.

Governor of Hongkong.

Approved,

A. E. KENNEDY,

Governor of Queensland.

C. HARDIE BUZACOTT, Postmaster General of Queensland.

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that during the temporary absence of Se?or Don ALBINO MENCARINI, Consul for Spain, Se?or Don JosE VELEZ, Vice-Consul, will take charge of the Consulate.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th January, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

N. 13.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Comparative Return of Licences, &c., issued under the "Harbour and Coasts Ordinance." is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th January, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

· Colonial Secretary.

Comparative Return of Licences, &c., issued under the Harbour and Coasts Ordinance.

SPECIAL PERMITS.

CLEARANCE.

Anchor- Junk Fishing

age Licences. Licences. Passes. Monthly. Temporary.

(White.) (Blue.)

Total Documents Issued.

Total Receipts.

Day. Night.

$

Total Return for Month of

December,

Do,

1878,...

11

do..

1879,...

16

132 1,174 189 1,222

130

1,339 1,174

3,993

1,274.00

180

1,554 1,198

3

4,410

1,534.50

Increase.

5

57

48

50

215

24

3

417

260.50

Decrease.

Total Return from 1st Jan,

do.,

1*76, to list Dec., 1878,.

Do.

239

. 1879,.

261

1,845 17,891 2,472 15,733 2,595 14,628 2,008 17,004

15,445 14,187

24 15

54,366 20,045.00 51,481 19,498.75

...

- Jacrease.

22

123

163

...

Decrease.

1,105

887

1,258

9

2,885

546.25

Hongkong, 6th January, 1880.

H. G. THOMSETT,

Harbour Master, §c.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.

ARTICLE VI.

57

The two Post Departments may by mutual consent make such detailed regulations as shall be and necessary to carry out the object of this convention, such regulations to be terminable any time

reasonable notice by either Department.

ARTICLE VII.

        The Convention shall come into operation on the 1st day of February, 1880, and shall be termin- able at any time on a notice by either Office of six months.

        Done in Duplicate and Signed in Brisbane on the 28th day of November in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy nine.

        And in Hongkong, on the 29th day of September, in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine.

Approved,

J. POPE HENNESSY,

ALFRED LISTER, Postmaster General of Hongkong.

Governor of Hongkong.

Approved,

A. E. KENNEDY,

Governor of Queensland.

C. HARDIE BUZACOTT, Postmaster General of Queensland.

No. 12.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that during the temporary absence of Se?or Don ALBINO MENCARINI, Consul for Spain, Se?or Don JosE VELEZ, Vice-Consul, will take charge of the Consulate.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th January, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

N. 13.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Comparative Return of Licences, &c., issued under the "Harbour and Coasts Ordinance." is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 13th January, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

· Colonial Secretary.

Comparative Return of Licences, &c., issued under the Harbour and Coasts Ordinance.

SPECIAL PERMITS.

CLEARANCE.

Anchor- Junk Fishing

age Licences. Licences. Passes. Monthly. Temporary.

(White.) (Blue.)

Total Documents Issued.

Total Receipts.

Day. Night.

$

Total Return for Month of

December,

Do,

1878,...

11

do..

1879,...

16

132 1,174 189 1,222

130

1,339 1,174

3,993

1,274.00

180

1,554 1,198

3

4,410

1,534.50

Increase.

5

57

48

50

215

24

3

417

260.50

Decrease.

Total Return from 1st Jan,

do.,

1*76, to list Dec., 1878,.

Do.

239

. 1879,.

261

1,845 17,891 2,472 15,733 2,595 14,628 2,008 17,004

15,445 14,187

24 15

54,366 20,045.00 51,481 19,498.75

...

- Jacrease.

22

123

163

...

Decrease.

1,105

887

1,258

9

2,885

546.25

Hongkong, 6th January, 1880.

H. G. THOMSETT,

Harbour Master, §c.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 13th January, 1880.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Ayoun

     Letters, Papers. Atack, (Mypan) 1 regd.

Browne,Capt.A.B.1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Tapers.

1 regd.

Doidge, R. Daniels. Mrs. L.1 Davis, Solomon 1 regd.

Garrett, Walter 1

Lie Tay Ho Lupeak, Joseph 1

1 regd.

Horn, Samuel 1

Lauta, G. W.

1

Pearson, J. Parlance, James 1 Perthelier, Monsr.

1

Sell, G..P.. Sherwood, O. S. 1

Lots, Pprs.

1

1

Stout, Dr.

1

Mee Heng

1

Benkmann, C. 1 card

Er Gea Lee, Revd. 1

Hair, John

1

Baring, A.

1 regd.

Beaufre, A. 1 card

Bryant, Mr.

1

Emery, H. C. 1 Eliridge, Frank 1 Easton, J.

2

Bridges, Capt. H. 1

Haworth, J. J. Houndson, Ino 1 Hardcastle, E. L.2 Hamond, C. A. I

MacDuer, Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. 1 Marmont, Sigr. 2

Quong Ying Woh 1 reg?.

Thistedt, T.

1

Quing Yee

1

Fernandes, D. 1

1

Ching Vong Hup 1 Crofton, George 1 Cadwallader, W.G. 1 Conts, Geo.

3

Duhamel, Chs. 1

Cararo, Sig. E. 1 card Craig, H.

Franmusich, G. I Francis, Francis 1

Imberti, Battista 2

Francisco, Yg. 1

Fuchs, E.

1

Johnson, J. J. 1 Jenkins, John

McFarlane, W. 1 Moreno, C. C. 4 Mackie, Y. Marmelstein, J. 2 Miller, David

28

1

Rosenthal, Dr. S. 1. Rummelhagen,K. 1

Roussel, Mousr. i

Reimann, P. P.

1

1

Rodrigues, J. P. I

Fougerat, Mr.

1

J. K.

1

Fonsing, Louis 1

Jayer & Co.

1

Jack, John

2

Nicolas, Diego 2 Nielsen, F. C. 1 Nero, Mathew 1

Smith, W. Farra 3

Sutton, W.

Gnadinger, F. 1

Jackson, Oscar 1

Dahlgren, E. F. 1

Gi, Goum

1

Dawe, Wm.

1

Davis, G.

Douglas, G.

1

Green, Mrs. M. E. 1 Geist, D. F. D. 1 Graham, Mrs. 1

Lilley Capt. Leonetti, F. Liamo, Monsr.

Nicholson, Alex. 1 Ng Ahon Noel, Frank

Sillifant, E.

1

Stone, E.

I

1

Souza, A. M. P. 1

1 regd.

Page, John E. 2

Tause, Miss N. S. 1 Taylor, Win. Kerr i

Voen & Co.

Williams, T.

A

1

Won Kami Chung 1

Rodrigues, Sabina 1 1 pel. Winters, Miss G. 1

Shin Lin

Salgado, Jos?; 2

White, Mrs. F. W. 5

Wor Shang 1 regd.

Walker, Thos. 1

Xavier, F. S.

?

Young, Henry 1 1 Yer: Hing Cheong 1 regd.

1 regd.

For Men of War.

Albatross,.........33 Letters.

Growler,.........1 Letter.

Lily,.......................1 Letter.

Richmond,.........1 Regd.

Shannon..........1 Letter.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Allice

1

Clara

8

Annic Weston

1

Charity

10

Alexa

1

Callao

1

Anns

1

Choloc

1

Aikshant

1

Clan Alpine, s.s. il

3

Letters. Papers. Edward Barrow 2 1 Ella Beatrice 1 Earl of Zetland 1 Electra

1 Esca.nbia, s.s. 1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pprs

Hopewell Hydra

1

Lancashire Witch 6 1

3

Hecla

1

Monte Rosa 1

Rifleman Stant Sunbern

1

1

Mad Cap

2

Sir Lancelot

8

Medora

1

Anna Sophia

1

Colwyn

3

Italia, s.s. Iris

1

Mary T. Leslie 3

Alex. Newton 1

Clurn

1

Mabel

Auguste Reimers 2

Chelmsford

1

Afghan, s.s.

2

Chob Sable

1

America

1

Claverhouse, s.s. 1

Fiery Cross Ferntower, s.s. 1 F. Nightingale 1

1

6

Star of China

Staffordshire

Stonewall Jackson

Jules Dufaure 1

Nettie Merryman 2

Tung Ting, 8.s. 1

N. Boynton

1 regd.

Allon, s.s.

1,

Coloma

2

1

Norman

Albion

1

Corea

Gauntlet Golwyn

14

Kun Yang Tye 1 Kinross

1 regd.

Undaunted

2

1

Bua Caao

1

Golwan

Benjamin Ayman 1

Dora Ann

1

Katie Flickenger 1

Pegasus, s.s.

1

Pendragon

1

Vanguard Ventriloquist 1

Davina

1

Glandinorwig 6

Prima Donna

1

B. van Middelburg 1

G. F. Frulaud 1

Bellona

1

Drumelog

Loter

1

}

Prosperity

Wero

Ballochmyli

1

Dinapore

1

Glamorganshire 4

Lily

1

Petrel, s.s.

Woolhara

1

Lena Borbon 2

Peru

Belted Will

Hattie E. Tapley 3

Lota

Wing Soy Shing 3 Winlow

1

Candace

Edith

2 1 reg. Henry A.Paul 1

Lucia

Rover of the Seas 9

W. A. Holcombe 1

D?lberg, F. W. C.,

(Cards).

Epoca.

Geornale per Tutti. Golos. Glasgow Herald.

Jeune Republique. Journal des Consulats. Journal de St. Petersburg. Jersey Weekly Press.

Books, &c., without Covers.

Sirmingham Weekly

English Independent.

Highlander.

Post.

Hamburgisher Corres-

British Messenger.

pondent.

Fanfulla.

Caffaro.

Ctpekoza.

Continent.

Deenra?assche Courrant.

Family Herald.

Fliegende Blatter. Friend of India.

Hoboe.

Ilustrated London News.

Lucknow Times.

London & China Express.

Le Levantin.

Langelands Avis.

Plans (frau C. Hock- Saturday Review, &c.

mann, Berlin).

Provincia di Brescia.

Punch.

Pooley's Catalogue.

Proceedings of U. S. Na-

val Institutes.

Unterhaltungs Blatt.

Verzameling.

Weekly Bulletin. Weekly Irish Times. Warehouseman and Dra-

per's Trade Journal.

Lennox Herald.

Middelfort Avis. Mail. Moniteur.

Quiver.

National Zeitung.

Record.

Detained for Postage.

Auribal, Ramos, Chili, Yumbel, (20 couts to pay),.............

.........1 Letter.

Dead Letters.

Azevedo, J. R. de, Hongkong,

Batten, G., Kensington, London,

..(s.), 1

Belzoukeovick. Madame de, St. Petersbourg, (Registered),....

  Browne, Mrs. J., Cambridge Street, Collingwood, near Melbourne,... 1 Burdon. Rt. Revd. J. S., Hongkong, (Refused),

Marques de Carvalho, Jos?, Rio de Janeiro, Marleed, payed., care of Surveyor General, Hongkong, McIver, Revd., Passenger per S.S. Achilles, Singapore, Millham, Mrs., 17, Customs Street, Canning Town, Essex, Moore, G., Horso and Jockey Hotel, Melbourne,

.(s.), 1

1

1

Clarke, Mrs. J. W., Mill Hill Road, Norwich,

..(8.),

Morgan & Co., New York City, .

1

Colby, Mrs., Hongkong.

Murphy, Miss E. J., Taylor Station, Iowa, U.S.A.,

1

Coleman, Miss A., 5, King Street, Poplar, London,

·(8.), I

Ott. Revd. R., Hongkong, (Refused),.

1.

Galletin, M., ? bord de l'Anadyr, Hongkong,

Phillips, Mrs. H., Kensington, Liverpool, ....

1

Goodwin, Mrs T. H., Hartford, Conn., U.S.A.,.

Gordon, A., Emerald Hill, Melbourne,

..(S.),

Roberts, Miss L.. Box 791, Post Office, San Francisco, (Registered), 1 Travis, Miss L., No. 15, St. Lane, New York City,

1

Government Telegraph Officc, Galle,

Kerns. Mrs. M, 62, Wilson Street, Chicago, U.S.A.,

Vanderveger, Louis, Meester Cornelis, Indes Hollandaises, Vera, Fraulein, Plokit, Posen,

..(s.), 1

1

Lancelot, Mrs., Walham Lodge, Fulham. London,

.(S.),

Watson, Corporal J., 27th Depot, Colchester,

1

Magee, Mrs., 196, Old Lodge Road, Belfast,..............

Yous, H., South Bridge, Boarding House, Singapore,

..(s.), 1

(9.) Posted at Shanghai.

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

opened and returned to the writers.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 13th January, 1880.

1672.80).

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1880.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

Hour

No

3

BAROMETER.

30.26 | 54.0

HARBOUR OFFICE.

THERMOMETER.

Dry.

Wet.

54.0 45.5

30.24 57.0 | 60.0 | 50.0 | 57.0 48.0

30.1660.0

WINDS 0 TO 12.

Direc-

tion.

Force.

WEATHER.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

THERMOMETER.

RAIN FALL.

In inches during

previous 24 hours.

BAROMETER.

Atta.

Max.

Min.

Dry'.

Wet.

WINDS

? TO 12.

Direc-

tion.

30.10 | 56.0

30.11 60.0 | 64.0 | 50.0 | 63.0 | 35.0 | SE

59

Force.

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL..

In inches during

provlous 24 hours.!

b.

...

55.0 51.0 NE

HOME M?LY.

b.

3 b.

0.00

60.0 | 50,5

b.

30.08 | 64.0

65.0 56.0 NW

2

b.

30.2855.0

Noon | 30.25 59.0 61.0 50.0 | 59.0 | 50.0

...

...

:

55.0 17.0

b.

30.12 60.0

...

b.

**

bunawy. |

3

30.16 60.5

30.27 58.5

...

60.051.0

58.0 50.0

b.

30.09 65.0

:

: ??:

:.

57.0 53.0 N

2

b.c.

30.12 62.0 68.0|52.0|67,5| 61.0 N

3

b.

0.00

64.0 58.0 ESE

3

b.

$th

3

30.17 65.0

Turmiar,

9

30.27 | 59.5

Noon

LanzLATT.

3

30.15 63.5

...

***

63.0 53.5

We Inew lay,

9

30.22 | 62.0

...

62.0 55.0

???。

3

30.12 | 64.0

30.17 63.0

30.23 | 63.0 | 64.0 | 56.0 63.0 | 54.0

:

...

...

65.0 51.0

59.5 50.0

30.22 | 63.0 | 66.0 | 56.0 | 63.0 52.5

Noon | 30.17|64,0|65.0|58.0 | 64.0 | 55,0

61.0 57.5

63.000.0

True wind cannot be registered.

b.c.

30.11 62.0

...

62.0 56.0 Calm

0

b.c.

b.

30.11 65.069,0 | 55.0 | 62,5 | 59.0 | SW

b.

0.00

b.

30.08 | 69.0

...

69.561.0 SW

2

b.

b.c.

30.10 63.0

...

63.0 58.0 N

3

b.c.

b.c.

***

30.10 66.0 73.0 | 55,0 | 67.0 61.0 N

2

b.c.

0.00

b.c.

30.05 66.0

...

66.5 59.0 E

4

b.c.

b.c.

$0.06 65.0

64.0 61.0E

2

b.c.

b.c.

30.06 | 66.0 | 68.0 | 58.0 | 66.5| 61.0 | E

b.c.

0.00

b.c.

30.02 67.0

66.5 62.0 ESE

f

b.c.

...

:

b.c.

30.03 66.0

64.0 63.0E

b.c.

Noon | 30.15| 67.0 | 68.0 | 60.0|67.0|60.0

b.c.

29.99 68.0 | 69,0 | 60,0? 69.0 63.0] ESE

4

b.c. 0.00

3

30,03 68.0

68.0 60.0

b.c.

29.99 | 69.0

68.0 63.0 SE

1

b.c.

...

2

30.17)

66.0

66.0 62.5

C.

30.00 68.0

67.5 66.0 NE

b.c.

9 | 39.13 | 69.0 | | 70.0 | 63,0 | 69.0 | 64.0

C.

30.00 73.0 73.0 63.0 73.0 69.0 E

b.c.

0.00

30.46 68.5

CS.C 63.5

C.

29.97 70.0

68.0 65.0 E

b.c.

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

Dats.

HOUR.

BAROMETER.

WINDS

THERMOMETER.

0 TO 12.

Direc- tion.

Force.

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL.

In inches during

previous 24 hours.

BAROMETER.

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

THERMOMETER.

WINDS

0 TO 12.

Direc- tion.

Force.

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL.

In Inchies

? previous 21 hours. |

30.13 59.0

53.0 47.0 NNE

b.

28.3649.0

49.0 14.0 E

b.c.m.

2-1

30.13 | 59.0 60.0

48.0|54.0 | 47.0 | NNE

N

b.

0.00

28.34 53.054.0 | 44.0153.0|49.0|E

A

b.m,

0.00

January.

3

30.10 60.0

52.0 42.0 | NW

i

b.

28.29 53.0

÷

52.0 | 48.0 | N

2

b.m.

9

...

...

Non

30.15 69.0

30.14 60.0 63.0 53.0 | 58.049.0 ENE 3 b.c. 30.0861.0

58.0 50.0 NE 3 b.c.

57.0 45.0 ENE

3

b.

28.37 50.0

49.0 46.0 E

3

b.m.

***

0.00

28.35 52.0|53.0|46.0 | 50.047.0 | E

28.2954.0

: ?

3

b.m. 0.00

54.0 | 48,0 | NNE

b.m.

...

9

30.1362.0

60.352.0 N

b.

28.38 52.0

52.0 | 46.0 | ENE

Noon | 30.13|63.0|63.0|53.0 61.0 | 55.0 | NE

b.

0.00

28.35 56.057.052.0 | 56.0 | 53.0 | NNE

3

30.0863.0

...

...

63.0 55.0E

b.

28.30 58.0

58.0 | 54.0 | WNW]

2 2 2

b.m.

b.m.

0.00

b.m.

| 30.13|63.5

...

63.051.0 N

2 b.

28.37 | 55.0

Xeon

3

30.07 63.0

30,11 | 64.0 | 64.0 | 53.0 | 62.5 | 54.0 NE

60.0 53.0 E

3 b.

2 b.

0.00

+

55.0 50.0 ENE

28.32 | 60.0 | 60.0 | 50.0 | 59.0 53.0 E

28.28 59.0

59,056.0 | E

b.m.

...

2

b.m.

0.00

3

b.m.

* solar-day,

9

30.08 64.0

...

60.0 57.0 N

3 b.

28.33 56.0

39,06 64.0|64.0|57.0|62.0 | 55.0 | N

w

b.

0.00

30.02|65,9|

61.0 54.0 NE

2

b.

56.051.0 | E

28.30 | 59.059,0|51,0|59.0 | 52.0 | E

28.26 59.0

59.0 55.0 E

3

b.c.

b.c.

0.00

b.c.

...

"

30.0466.0

***

61.0 56.0 E

3

b.c.

28.2857.0

...

30.05167.0 | 67.0|58.0 | 62.0 | 59.0 | E 30,00 66.0|

62.0 | 62.0 | E

3 b.c.

3

0.00

b.c.

57.0 55.0 E

28.28 | 63.0 | 63.0 54.0 | 62.0 | 57.0 | E

28.23 62.0

62.0 57.0E

3

O.C.

...

4

O.C.

0.00

4

O.C.

30.03.67.0!

64.0 61.0 NE

o.m.

Sia 30,00 = 660 | 66,0 | 59,065,0 | 61.0 NE

12956 678

...

64.0 62.0 NE

3 b.c.m. 0.00

b.c.m.

...

28.28 58.0

58.057.0 | E

28.26 61.0 61.0|56.0 | 61,059.0] E

28.21 61.0

61.0 | 60.0 | ENE

*

O.C.

0.C.

0.00

3 O.C.

bine sky; e, clonds (detached); d. drizzling rain ; f. foggy; g. gloomy; ?, hail; 7. lightning; m, misty (hazy); o overcast; p. passing showers; 2 tintelor; 4, ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; e. visibility, objects at a distance unusually visible); w. wet (dew). her any letter augnents its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. nuch rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

Description of Wind.

Calm

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

Light Air

1st Brows?,, Gentle Breeze. Medvate Breeze Feh Bree Strong Brize Moderate Gale. Posh Gal... Strong Vials Whole Cala Starin Hurvisne,

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

Just sufficient to give steerage way,

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

5 to 6

3 to 4

Royals, we..

Double Reefs and Jih, &c. Triple Hoefs, &c. ...

In which she could just carry in chase, Single Reefs and T. G. Sails

full and by

Close Reels and Courseg

In which she could jast hear close-reefed Main Topsail and reofed Foresait Under Storm Staysall

Bare Polos

Rate of the Wind per Hour in Miles.

Figures to denote the Force of the Wind.

0 to 2

3 10

11 - 15

16 -- 20

21

26

31

317

45

53

61

70

OR ***

above st

SUM113

~238A8378 @02%

30

44

8

9

10

11

12

·

60

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TM JANUARY, 1880.

NOTICE.

Under provisions of Ordinance No. 11 of 1814, notice is hereby given, that a Special Sessions of the Justices of the Peace will be held at the Police Magistrates' Court, at 11 o'clock in the forenoou of Tuesday, the Twentieth of January next, and thereafter on the first Tuesday of every month, for the purpose of considering applications for granting or transferring Spirit Licences during the year 1880.

Such applications to be lodged at the Police Magistrates' Court, at least ten days before each of the Sessions now notified.

C. B. PLUNKET,

Police Magistrate.

Magistracy, Hongkong, 20th December, 1879.

NOTICE.

THE next Criminal Sessions of the Supreme

Nineteenth day of January, A.D. 1880, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET, ·

Registrar.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. THE Court will sit in Original Jurisdiction, on every Monday and Thursday, until further notice.

THE

HE Court will sit in Summary Jurisdiction,

THE will

TH

By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registror.

VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG.

HE Sittings of this Court will be held on every Monday and Thursday, until further

notice.

By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

In the matter of WILHELM VON PUSTAU, Junior, a Bankrupt.

NOTICE. The above named Bankrupt hay-

ing passed his last Examination, the hear- ing of the application by him for his Order of Discharge stands adjourned to Thursday, the 29th day of January, 1880.

C. B. PLUNKET,

Official Assignee.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

SUMMARY JURISDICTION.

Foreign Attachment.

Suit No. 1231.

Plaintiff,-WONG HUNG.

Defendant,-LEUNG AYON.

Noreign Attachment returnable on the

[OTICE is hereby given that a Writ of

15th day of January, 1880, against all the Pro- perty moveable or imme veable of the above named Defendant within the Colony, has been issued in this Suit pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of "The Hongkong Code of Civil Pro- cedure."

STEPHENS & HOLMES, Solicitors for the Plaintiff, 2, Club Chambers,

Hongkong.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

OTICE.-AU YEUNG LUK, of No. 27,

Colony of

Hongkong, lately trading under the name or style of "Ui Loong," having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hong- kong, on the 5th day of January, 1880, i hereby required to surrender himself to the Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, the

Registrar of the said Court, at the FIRST MEETING of Creditors to be held by the said Registrar on MONDAY, the 26th day of January, 1880, at 11 of the clock in the fore- noon, precisely, at the Office of the Registrar of the said Court.

The said CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee, and Mr. H. L. DENNYS is the Solicitor 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 discharge, of which Sitting notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

At the First Meeting of Creditors the Regis trar will receive the Proofs of the Debts of the Creditors, and the Creditors who shall have proved their debts respectively, or the majority in value of the said Creditors are hereby directed to choose at such meeting an Assignce or Assignees of the Bankrupt's Estate and Effects, tu be called the Creditor Assignee or Assignees.

Dated this 12th day of January, 1880.

H. L. DENNYS, Solicitor.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

報門 轅 港 香

Published by Authority.

No. 3.

茶三路

VICTORIA, WEDNESDAY, 21sT JANUARY, 1880. 日十初月二十年卯己 日一廿月正年十八百八千一

VOL. XXVI.

簿六十二第

號一第報

為使

督憲蒍憲; 輔政使司馬 奉

者文港

者仍以英文之意?正此示 出華文間有未能?合 港華人週知但須知若由英 報由英文譯出華文者俾本

事照得本港轅門報?有憲

十千

十七日 己卯年 十月 初四日示

一千八百七十九年十一月

合英本憲刊

號四十第報憲

Av. 1.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Translations' into Chinese, for the information

of the Chinese portion of the Community, of some the Government Notifications are inserted

evin, but it is to be understood that in case of

arance in the sense of the English and Chinese

versions, the sense of the English text must be

4spdered as correct.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

No. 14.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong. 17th November, 1879.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor has provisionally

appointed NG CHOY. Esquire, Barrister at Law if the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn, to te a Member of the Legislative Council, pending the receipt of Her Majesty's pleasure thereon, in place of the Honourable H. B. GIBB, absent from ize Colony.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 19th January, 1880.

No. 15.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor is pleased to divet, under Section XII of the Post Office Ordi- Mate 1866, that the following hours be in future ade rod in closing the mails for Europe, &c., despatched by the French Contract Packets.

By Command,

Colonial Seretary's Office,

W. H. MARSII,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 19th January, 1880.

大督曉

督憲暫立英國練幹

輔政使司馬

曉諭事照得現本

伍國

君練

俾?週知

皇后恩行批准?此特諭

港之紳士君恭候

?定例局紳以代離

大街院律師伍君?

正月 十九日示

一千八百八十年

+

六十六年驛務署則

督憲遵你一千八百 曉諭事照得現奉

輔政使司馬

第 例第十二歎將以下

號五十第報憲

俾書

俾?週知

書信最後之期杪印

開列付寄法國郵船

一千八百八十年

月千

正月 十九日示

?

印船下則

SOIT

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MDIEM

EMONG

GDROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

報門 轅 港 香

Published by Authority.

No. 3.

茶三路

VICTORIA, WEDNESDAY, 21sT JANUARY, 1880. 日十初月二十年卯己 日一廿月正年十八百八千一

VOL. XXVI.

簿六十二第

號一第報

為使

督憲蒍憲; 輔政使司馬 奉

者文港

者仍以英文之意?正此示 出華文間有未能?合 港華人週知但須知若由英 報由英文譯出華文者俾本

事照得本港轅門報?有憲

十千

十七日 己卯年 十月 初四日示

一千八百七十九年十一月

合英本憲刊

號四十第報憲

Av. 1.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Translations' into Chinese, for the information

of the Chinese portion of the Community, of some the Government Notifications are inserted

evin, but it is to be understood that in case of

arance in the sense of the English and Chinese

versions, the sense of the English text must be

4spdered as correct.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

No. 14.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong. 17th November, 1879.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor has provisionally

appointed NG CHOY. Esquire, Barrister at Law if the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn, to te a Member of the Legislative Council, pending the receipt of Her Majesty's pleasure thereon, in place of the Honourable H. B. GIBB, absent from ize Colony.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 19th January, 1880.

No. 15.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor is pleased to divet, under Section XII of the Post Office Ordi- Mate 1866, that the following hours be in future ade rod in closing the mails for Europe, &c., despatched by the French Contract Packets.

By Command,

Colonial Seretary's Office,

W. H. MARSII,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 19th January, 1880.

大督曉

督憲暫立英國練幹

輔政使司馬

曉諭事照得現本

伍國

君練

俾?週知

皇后恩行批准?此特諭

港之紳士君恭候

?定例局紳以代離

大街院律師伍君?

正月 十九日示

一千八百八十年

+

六十六年驛務署則

督憲遵你一千八百 曉諭事照得現奉

輔政使司馬

第 例第十二歎將以下

號五十第報憲

俾書

俾?週知

書信最後之期杪印

開列付寄法國郵船

一千八百八十年

月千

正月 十九日示

?

印船下則

62

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1880.

HOURS OF CLOSING

THE FRENCH MAILS.

The following hours are observed in closing

Mails, &c., by the French Contract Packets :-

Day before departure,--

5

P.M--Money Order Office closes. Post Office closes, except the night

Day of departure,--

7

10

11

box, which is always open out

of office hours.

A.at.-Post Office opens.

A.M.-Registry of Letters ceases.

Post-

ing of all printed matter and

patterns ceases.

A.M--Mails closed, except for Late

Letters.

11.10 A.M.-Letters may be posted with late

fce of 18 cents until

11.30 A.M.——when the Post Office closes en-

tirely.

11.40 A.M.-Late Letters may be posted on board the packet with late fee of

GENERAL POST OFFICE,

18 cents until time of departure.

HONGKONG, 19th January, 1880.

付往郵船但因遲寄應納十八仙至船開行?度

上午十一點鐘過四十個免呢凡有書信來遲不及者可

納十八仙之信可寄至上午十一點半鐘驛務署閉門 截寄一切書信 上午十一點鐘過十個免呢凡因致 及截寄印字貨物貨辦 上午十一點鐘除遲寄之信外 晨早七點鐘驛務署開門 上午十點鐘截領寄信憑單 務署閉門但夜箱於驛務署閉門後亦開 開行之日 法國郵船 開行先一日傍晚五點鐘匯銀所閉門驛

計開付寄法國郵船書信最後之期於左

No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published

for general information.

By. Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSII,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 19th January, 1880.

Government of China.

號六十

示初十己

週印

八二卯 日月年

?抄

告示抄

督憲諗

將以下

將督奉

總稅

心南燈其稱又將

因即係稅通務

詳少塔桅現名其鳥該隨創務行營 記東為頂有馬度由本時設司造 以 東或洋鞍勢生總彰或赫諭

事總

光緒五年

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[No. 110.]

CHINA SEA.

SHANGHAI DISTRICT.

Wreck Near the North Saddle Island.

Notice is hereby given that Mr. E. HJOUSBERY, Pilot, has

reported the wreck of a bark, with the North Saddle

Lighthouse bearing South-East by East, easterly, and the

westernmost Rock off the Side Saddle Islands South by East. At present some of the spars are visible.

By Order of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

遵視有船方 有江

二 勿行

九 切示鞍水沉水

日 切通 通島面溺洋一?務得

得須

自處名 船所

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS,

ENGINEERS' OFFICE,

SHANGHAI, 10th January, 1880.

第一百一十號示

該船諸州

免?南係式島開近營明宜 十 陳此少? 相列地造出憲照營 虞合杆桅近於方司示移得造 ? ?半地左查通或行本司 韓 有

+ 出 出隻引開式關處

赫 憲劄行以沿海沿江建造燈塔浮樁

裁撤營造既有變更務

沿營

特凸者該人太半司 司行裁 示各

偏該

沉身

遠船雞白明

已理聯

礁觀沉來花該 宜石北沒關鳥處

為島而?山合外等務或?

露 據計洋海各

稅 傑

行海船隻周知偏?等

海撤

62

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1880.

HOURS OF CLOSING

THE FRENCH MAILS.

The following hours are observed in closing

Mails, &c., by the French Contract Packets :-

Day before departure,--

5

P.M--Money Order Office closes. Post Office closes, except the night

Day of departure,--

7

10

11

box, which is always open out

of office hours.

A.at.-Post Office opens.

A.M.-Registry of Letters ceases.

Post-

ing of all printed matter and

patterns ceases.

A.M--Mails closed, except for Late

Letters.

11.10 A.M.-Letters may be posted with late

fce of 18 cents until

11.30 A.M.——when the Post Office closes en-

tirely.

11.40 A.M.-Late Letters may be posted on board the packet with late fee of

GENERAL POST OFFICE,

18 cents until time of departure.

HONGKONG, 19th January, 1880.

付往郵船但因遲寄應納十八仙至船開行?度

上午十一點鐘過四十個免呢凡有書信來遲不及者可

納十八仙之信可寄至上午十一點半鐘驛務署閉門 截寄一切書信 上午十一點鐘過十個免呢凡因致 及截寄印字貨物貨辦 上午十一點鐘除遲寄之信外 晨早七點鐘驛務署開門 上午十點鐘截領寄信憑單 務署閉門但夜箱於驛務署閉門後亦開 開行之日 法國郵船 開行先一日傍晚五點鐘匯銀所閉門驛

計開付寄法國郵船書信最後之期於左

No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Notice to Mariners is published

for general information.

By. Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSII,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 19th January, 1880.

Government of China.

號六十

示初十己

週印

八二卯 日月年

?抄

告示抄

督憲諗

將以下

將督奉

總稅

心南燈其稱又將

因即係稅通務

詳少塔桅現名其鳥該隨創務行營 記東為頂有馬度由本時設司造 以 東或洋鞍勢生總彰或赫諭

事總

光緒五年

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[No. 110.]

CHINA SEA.

SHANGHAI DISTRICT.

Wreck Near the North Saddle Island.

Notice is hereby given that Mr. E. HJOUSBERY, Pilot, has

reported the wreck of a bark, with the North Saddle

Lighthouse bearing South-East by East, easterly, and the

westernmost Rock off the Side Saddle Islands South by East. At present some of the spars are visible.

By Order of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON, Engineer-in-Chief.

遵視有船方 有江

二 勿行

九 切示鞍水沉水

日 切通 通島面溺洋一?務得

得須

自處名 船所

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS,

ENGINEERS' OFFICE,

SHANGHAI, 10th January, 1880.

第一百一十號示

該船諸州

免?南係式島開近營明宜 十 陳此少? 相列地造出憲照營 虞合杆桅近於方司示移得造 ? ?半地左查通或行本司 韓 有

+ 出 出隻引開式關處

赫 憲劄行以沿海沿江建造燈塔浮樁

裁撤營造既有變更務

沿營

特凸者該人太半司 司行裁 示各

偏該

沉身

遠船雞白明

已理聯

礁觀沉來花該 宜石北沒關鳥處

為島而?山合外等務或?

露 據計洋海各

稅 傑

行海船隻周知偏?等

海撤

Y. 4.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1880.

號四第

第報憲

63

輔政使司馬

求為

此缺而未呈?者應將其姓 中堂應考案該缺每月脩俸二十大圓凡有人欲求補充 補此缺者必要甄別於本月二十二日正午 赴本署議 出示曉諭補缺事照得巡理府署現有把衙一缺凡欲求

取書

甄於

欲充此職者幸勿觀望?此特示俾?週知 號 超等三名薦呈 督憲任由揀選定一名補授該職凡 四 要者是能說英語及能讀英華二文而主試者從中取 日正午之先寄往考試局案?此職份考取甄別其間最 所有薦書於本月二十

一千八百八十年

正月

該中

職拔

初六日示

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

A competitive examination for the vacant post

Usbert the Police Court will be held at

Van en Thursday, the 22nd of January, in the

til Chamber, Government Offices.

The Salary of the vacant post is Twenty Dol- as a month.

Cartilates, who have not already applied, atomird end in their names, with any Certificates ? Testimonials they may possess, to the Board M Exuniners, before Noon on the 20th instant.

For the existing vacancy the examination will ly consist in reading and conversing in Sugiish and Chinese.

The Examiners will lay before the Governor names of the three Candidates whom they ay determine to be the best, and from these Excellency will select the person to be ap-

By Command,

untei.

3

Aerial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 6th January, 1880.

LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS ADDRESSED TO CHINESE.

January 20th, 1880.

要田芳

信吉

城滋數

數駒人交將封

封收 黔原

貯入付捐名人

日分號到

本局列取

交關左

祐入

付舊山玄發王收入

原名號列左

一封鄧楊六收 現有由外付到要信數封貯存驛務總局如有此人可?到本局領取?將 付舊山交?達芳收入 付日本交林祐收入 付日本夜陳傳心收入 近有付往外埠吉信數封無人到取現由外付回香港驛務總局如有此人

又保家信一封? 又一封交融杜收 一

文保信一

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封封封封封封 封封封封封司封封封封封

黃吳

李刁 徒會 會

泰?家

永官相英

烘嬸連仲嫂蓉血來

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一對付星架坡和美收

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No. 17.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1980.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

GOVERNMENT EDUCATION,-HONGKONG.

The following Documents are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1880.

W. H. MARS?,

Colonial Secretary.

THE HONOURABLE THE COLONIAL SECRETARY TO THE INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS.

[C. S. O. No. 329.]

SIR,

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 27th March, 1879.

   I am directed by His Excellency the Governor to forward to you, for your information, a copy of an extract from a despatch which has been received from Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies detailing the decision at which he has arrived as to the Grant-in-Aid Scheme. I am to add that His Excellency will be glad if you would prepare a draft of the new Grant-in-Aid Rule in accordance with the Secretary of State's instructions.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Dr. E. J. EITEL,

Inspector of Schools.

Your most obedient Servant,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

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EXTRACT FROM DESPATCH No. 15 OF 6TH FEBRUARY, 1879, FROM THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH, BART., M.P., TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G.

 "I shall be willing to do my utmost to facilitate the acceptance by the Roman Catholics of the ad- vantages of the grants-in-aid by consenting to modify the language of the rules, as Bishop RAIMONDI desires, in the first seven points* which he has specified in his letter to Dr. EITEL of 10th July, 1878,

* Extract from letter of Bishop Raimondi to Dr. Eitel, dated 10th July, 1873.

Let me suggest the following alterations in the Grant-in-Aid Scheme published as a second appendix to Mr. STEWART'S last report.

1.--In the first line omit the word "Elementary." Schools that come under the higher standards are not clementary in

any sense of the word, and the use of the word might lead to complications hereafter.

2. In Section 1 § a strike out “Elementary.”

3.-In §f Section 4 strike out the word "secular" and let the clause read: "The time devoted to instruction in the

subjects of the standards is not less than four hours daily."

4.-In Section 2 § 6 strike out the words "provided they are either before or after the four hours of secular instruction required by this Code." If we improperly mix religious instruction with instruction in the subjects of the standards the examinations will show it, and we will suffer in pocket and in reputation.

5.--In § d strike out the word "secular." The concluding words of the sentence suthciently specify the kind of book

required. If the books are not what they ought to be, again the examination will show it.

6. In Section 4 § 6 the insertion of the word "paid" before teacher would obviate certain difficulties. The Superior of the Christian Brothers is at the same time Manager and Teacher. What you really want is to get hold of the responsible person, the master and not the paid servant, where there are paid teachers. In our schools, managed by priests and religious, there are no paid teachers. In Section 8 the same word or the word salaried ought to be introduced before the words "teacher" and "master" wherever they occur. A personal payment to one of the Christian. Brothers of a fourth of the grant is simply a payment to the Superior. The object of the clause is perfectly clear and perfectly reasonable, but is inapplicable to the teaching members of a religious congregation who have no divided interest.

7.-In Section 10 strike out the word "secular instruction" and let the Section read: "Grant will be made for definite

results in the subjects mentioned in the standards hereinafter referred to, and no other." 8.-In Section 14 substitute "the basis of education will be that the school is kept open for not less than 200 days in

each year and for not less than four hours per day of instruction in the subjects of the several standards.” 9.-In Section 15 strike out the word "and they may not be withheld without reasonable excuse."

If wo withhold children from examination for any reason, we get a diminished grant and a bad report. Why interfere further with our discretion or with the wishes of parents? Why make the Inspector an Inquisitor? 10.--In Section 25 the amount of the capitation grant needs reconsideration as previously suggested. 11.-We call the attention to these two facts: 1st that at home the ground for schools or something equivalent is given by the Government and a certain amount is fixed for building which should be determined also here; 2nd, in Singapore the standards are easier and the grant larger.

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upon religious grounds. You will, however, observe that the omission of the mentary" from 1 (a) of the Rules, necessitates a further alteration in the definition (a) of lementary School in the Schedule; where in place of the words a Public Elementary a mean a school where elementary education is the principal part of the education given, winr words should be substituted a Public School shall mean a school where education is for abjects of the Standards.'"

elife excuse.

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fi wins to me necessary to insist upon certain other points objected to by Bishop RAIMONDI, (8 ... letter to Dr. EITEL). The requirement of 200 attendances under Rule 14 should be I regard it as a safeguard for the thoroughness of the education; and in order to secure rai eficiency of the schools, the children must not be withheld from examination without I also consider that, for the present, at any rate, the capitation fees should remain ar. Bishop RAIMONDI appears to me to do only justice to the Government when he describes It will be time enough to consider the propriety of the Remotein-Aid Scheme as a fair and liberal one.

these fees after the Roman Catholics have come into the scheme, if upon a fair trial they how that the amounts granted are unreasonably low, or are so arranged as to operate y to their schools."

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the question of building grants, which have hitherto been dealt with separately upon the of each case as it arose, it is of course impossible for the Colony to make to the Managers erint, equivalent, or indeed approaching, to the sums which it spends upon the Government Schools, ti quire willing to approve, as part of the Code, a general regulation on this subject applicable And I have to request ds receiving grants-in-aid and framed so as fairly to meet all cases. ye transmit for my approval before it is brought into operation the drafts of such a regulation,

Loh, if approved, will eventually become part of the Grant-in-Aid System."

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THE INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS TO THE HONOURABLE THE COLONIAL SECRETARY.

INSPECTORATE OF SCHOOLS,

HONGKONG, 25th April, 1879.

It werdance with the instructions contained in your letter No. 329 of 27th ultimo, I have the to forward, under this enclosure, a draft of the new Grant-in-Aid Scheme, revised by myself on Ts of the Despatch No. 15, of 6th February, 1879, from the Right Honourable Sir MICHAEL Haen, Bt., M.P., to Governor POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G.

As regards Building Grants" I have drafted, in accordance with the Secretary of State's anton, a general regulation, which is simply an abridgment of the regulations introduced in Koriand under the "Code (1871) of Minutes of the Education Department."

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for twenty.

I take this opportunity to direct the attention of the Government to another alteration in the nting Aid Scheme, which I beg to suggest and which is of no vital importance to the Scheine, but of utility in Hongkong. I propose to abolish rule 1, on page 1, "the average attendance is not This rule is borrowed from the English Code, but is quite unsuited to the peculiar of Chinese schools, in which class teaching finds but limited application, so that a teacher ly teach more than twenty boys effectively. More than one half of the Government schools of Clony have actually all along had an average daily attendance of less than twenty. To prove se a table showing the number of those Government schools, out of a total of thirty, in during the last five years, the average daily attendance was under twenty. This table is compiled

Anual Reports of the Education Departinent as published in the Government Gazette.

4. I should also like to direct the attention of the Government to the fact that the Hongkong now stands, rakes no provision for night-schools nor for industrial schools, which are d in England under the New Code of 1871.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

Hebburible W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

E. J. EITEL,

Inspector of Schools.

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Enclosure in Inspector of Schools' Letter of 25th April, 1879.

GRANTS-IN-AID.

For the better promotion of Education in the Colony, the Government of Hongkong is prepared to assist schools on the system of grants-in-aid, subject to the following conditions :—

1. Before any grant can be made to a school, the Government muust be satisfied that----

(a.) The school is conducted as a public school.

(b.) The school is not carried on with a view to private emolument.

(c.) The school premises are healthy, well lighted, drained and ventilated, properly furnished, and contain sufficient

internal space for the average attendance.

(d.) The master is competent.

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(e.) The time devoted to instruction in the subjects of the Standards is not less than four hours daily.

(f) The school roll is carefully kept, and proper discipline maintained.

(9.) The organization is good, and the work conducted in accordance with a proper time table.

2. The Government will not interfere in any way with-

(a.) The religious instruction of a school.

(b.) The hours for such instruction.

(c.) The appointment of a teacher, provided he is competent. ·

(d.) The school books, provided they are sufficient, as regards the instruction which they contain, for the purposes

of the Standards hereafter to be referred to.

(e.) The style of handwriting, but a bold round hand is recommended for European writing.

(f.) The stipulations of this code, without six months' previous notice in the Gazette.

   3. Grants will be subject to a cumulative reduction of five per cent. on the whole sum gained by a school, in each case where the Inspector reports defects in-

(a.) The teaching.

(b.) The accommodation.

(c.) The keeping of the school roll.

(d.) The organization.

(e.) The discipline.

(f) The books and apparatus.

Due regard in all these cases will be had to circumstances.

4. A school receiving a grant must be-

(a.) Open at all times to Government inspection.

(b.) Represented by a Manager, distinct from the paid teacher, who will conduct all correspondence with the Gov-

ernmcut, sign the receipt for the grant, and furnish all Returns which the Government may require.

5. In the case of Chinese schools not under European supervision, the Inspector will be manager when necessary.

   6. The Government will not bind itself to give grants to all schools claiming them under the foregoing conditions, but will be guided by the circumstances of each case, and by the amount of money at its disposal for educational purposes. In all cases where a grant is refused, the reasons for the refusal will be given.

   7. The Government will reserve to itself the power to withdraw or reduce grants. In all cases, the reasons for the withdrawal or reduction will be given. No grant will be withdrawn, or materially reduced, until a second examination has been held by the examiner assisted by two assessors, the one chosen by the Government and the other by the Manager.

   8. One-fourth of the total grant made to a school will be handed to the paid teacher as a personal payment. In the event of a change of paid masters, each will receive his proportion of this sum, according to the period of his service. If a paid master is dismissed, his share of the grant will go to the school.

   9. A detailed account, with proper vouchers, of the total income and expenditure of each school must be furnished by the Manager annually, in the form provided for that purpose.

   10. Grants will be made for definite results in the subjects mentioned in the Standards hereinafter referred to and no others.

   11. These results will be ascertained at the annual examination of the school by the Inspector, or by such examiners. as the Government may appoint.

12. Examiners who are not in the service of the Government will be paid for their assistance.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1879.

1. Sebada eligible for grants-in-aid will be—

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I-Schools in which a Chinese education is given.

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II-Schools in which a Chinese education is given, with English in addition.

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III-Schools in which a European education is given in the Chinese language.

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IV.---Schools in which a European education is given in any European language.

     V.----Schools in which a European education is given in any European language, with Chinese in addition. Paetasis of examination will be two hundred daily attendances of not less than four hours each, at instruction, in

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fike rest.

tren who have satisfied that condition will be examined in accordance with the following standards, and they The results of the examination of each scholar will be he withhell from examination without a reasonable excuse.

to the Managers.

Fer Schools in Class I. (Schools in which a Chinese education is given.)

STANDARD I.

Rrading-Two pages of the First Book used in the school.

2. Writing.-From dictation, five common characters in the same book.

3 Repetition.-Two pages of the same book.

Value of a pass in this Standard, five dollars.

STANDARD II.

1. ing.-A passage not exceeding fifty characters in the Second Book used in the school.

2 Writing.-From dictation, ten consecutive characters in the same book.

4. firpetition.—A short paragraph of the same book.

Copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed in two of

the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, six dollars.

STANDARD III.

1. Reading,—A passage not exceeding sixty characters in the Third Book used in the school.

2 Writing. From dictation, twenty consecutive characters in the same book.

3. Repetition.—A short paragraph of the same book.

A Explanation.-The characters in the passage read.

Copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed in three

of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, seven dollars.

STANDARD IV.

A Reading-A passage not exceeding seventy characters in the Fourth Book used in the school.

Writing.-Froin memory, a passage not exceeding thirty characters in the same book.

3. Explanation.-Simple phrases in the passage read.

4. Composition.—An antithetical sentence () of not more than three characters.

& Geography-General outlines of China Proper.

Copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if ine scholar has not passed in four of

the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, eight dollars.

STANDARD V.

A Reading.—A passage not exceeding eighty characters in the Fifth Book used in the school.

#nting.—From incmory, a passage not exceeding forty characters in the same book.

Explanation.-A passage not exceeding twenty characters in the same book. Orally or in writing at the option

of the examiner.

1. Composition.-A very short theme.

5. Grography.--The Canton Province, in addition to the Geography of the previous Standard.

Copy writing will not be taken in this Standard.

Value of a pass in this Standard, nine dollars.

STANDARD VI.

1. Reading-A passage not exceeding one hundred characters in the Sixth Book used in the school.

2. Writing.-From memory, a passage not exceeding fifty characters in the same book.

3. Explanation. A passage not exceeding thirty characters in the same book. Orally or in writing at the option

of the examiner.

4. Composition.-A short theme.

5. Geography.-The Chinese Empire.

Copy writing will not be taken in this Standard.

Value of a pass in this Standard, ten dollars.

Note.--In Girls' schools, Repetition may be substituted for Composition in Standards IV., V. and VT. 17. For Schools in Class II. (Schools in which a Chinese education is given, with English in addition.)

The same as Standard I for schools in Class I.

STANDARD I.

Value of a pass in this Standard, five dollars.

STANDARD II.

In addition to Standard II for schools in Class I,

4. English Reading.-A short sentence from the First Book used in the school, with explanation of single words

in Chinese.

5. English Writing.—From dictation, a short sentence in the same book.

English copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed in

four of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, six dollars and a half.

STANDARD III.

In addition to Standard III for schools in Class I,

5. English Reading.—A short passage in the Second Book used in the school, with explanation in Chinese.

6. English Writing.--From dictation, an ordinary sentence in the same book.

English copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed in

five of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, seven dollars and a half.

STANDARD IV.

In addition to Standard IV for schools in Class I,

6. English Reading.-A short passage in the Third Book used in the school, with explanation in Chinese.

7. English Writing.-From dictation, a short passage in the same book.

8. English Grammar.—Ability to distinguish the parts of speech in a short sentence in the same book.

English copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed in

seven of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, eight dollars and a half.

STANDARD V.

In addition to Standard V for schools in Class I,

6. English Reading.--A short passage in the Fourth Book used in the school, with explanation in Chinese.

7. English Writing.-From dictation, a short passage in the same book.

8. English Grammar.--Parsing a simple sentence in the same book.

9. Geography.--Outlines of Asia and Africa.

English copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed

in eight of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, nine dollars and a half.

STANDARD VI.

In addition to Standard VI for schools in Class I,

6. English Reading.-An ordinary prose passage chosen by the examiner, with explanation in Chinese. 7. English Writing.—A short theme or letter.

8. English Grammar.-Analysis and parsing of a short ordinary sentence chosen by the examiner.

9. Geography-Outlines of Europe and America, in addition to the Geography of the previous Standard.

English copy writing will not be taken in this Standard.

Value of a pass in this Standard, ten dollars and a half.

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1 For Schools in Class III. (Schools in which a European education is given in the Chinese language.)

STANDARD I.

1. Reading.-Two pages of the First Book used in the school.

2. Writing.-Five common characters from dictation.

3. Arithmetic.--Notation.

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Value of a pass in this Standard, six dollars.

STANDARD II.

1. Reading.—A passage not exceeding fifty characters in the Second Book used in the school.

2.. Writing. From dictation, ten consecutive characters in the same book.

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3. Arithmetic.-Simple Addition and Subtraction, in addition to the Arithmetic of the previous Standard.

Copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed in two of

the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, seven dollars.

STANDARD III.

1. Reading. A passage not exceeding sixty characters in the Third Book used in the school, with explanation in

colloquial Chinese.

2. Writing.—From dictation, twenty consecutive characters in the same book.

3. Arithmetic.—Simple Multiplication, in addition to the Arithmetic of the previous Standards.

Copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed in two of

the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, eight dollars.

STANDARD IV.

1. Reading.—A passage not exceeding seventy characters in the Fourth Book used in the school, with explanation

in colloquial Chinese.

2. Writing. From dictation, hirty consecutive characters in the same book.

3. Arithmetic.—The Simple Rules.

4. Geography-General outlines of China Proper.

Copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed in three

of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, nine dollars.

STANDARD V.

1. Reading.-A passage not exceeding eighty characters in the Fifth Book used in the school, with explanation

in colloquial Chinese.

2. Writing. From memory, a passage not exceeding forty characters in the same book.

3. Arithmetic.-Reduction (Chinese Tables) and Simple Proportion, in addition to the Arithmetic of the previous

Standards.

4. Geography-The Canton Province, in addition to the Geography of the previous Standard.

5. History. The first half of the History used in the school.

Copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed in four

of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, ten dollars.

STANDARD VI.

1. Reading.-A passage not exceeding one hundred characters in any book used in the school, with explanation

in colloquial Chinese.

2. Writing.—From memory, the substance of a short story read out twice by the examiner.

3. Arithmetic.--Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, in addition to the Arithmetic of the previous Standards.

4. Geography.--The Chinese Empire.

5. History.-The History used in the School.

Copy writing will not be taken in this Standard.

Value of a pass in this Standard, twelve dollars.

Note,- The School books may be wholly or partially in the Romanized Character, at the option of the Manager. When the Romanized Character is used, the passages selected for examination will be of the same length as those for schools in Class IV.

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19. For Schools in Class IV. (Schools in which a European education is given in any European language.)

Standard I.

1. Reading.--Accurate pronunciation of each word in a passage not exceeding five lines in the First Book used in

the school.

2. Writing-Copy on a slate or black board a line of print in the same book, and write from dictation a few

common words.

3. Arithmetic. Notation, Simple Addition, and Subtraction.

Value of a pass in this Standard, six dollars.

STANDARD II. ·

1. Reading.-Slow and distinct reading of a passage not exceeding ten lines in the Second Book used in the

school.

2. Writing-A sentence from the same book slowly read once, and then dictated in single words.

3. Arithmetic.-Multiplication Table, Simple Multiplication and Division, in addition to the Arithmetic of the

previous Standard.

Copy writing will be taken in this Staudard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed in

two of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, eight dollars.

STANDARD III.

1. Reading-Clear and intelligible reading of a passage not exceeding ten lines in the Third Book used in the

school.

2. Writing.-A sentence from the same book slowly dictated once by a few words at a time.

3. Arithmetic.--Compound Rules and Reduction, in addition to the Arithmetic of the previous Standards..

4. Grammar.--Ability to distinguish the parts of speech in a short sentence in the Reading Book.

Copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed in

three of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, ten dollars.

STANDARD IV,

1. Reading.Intelligent reading of a prose passage not exceeding fifteen lines in the Fourth Book used in the

school.

2. Writing.—A sentence from the same book slowly dictated once by a few words at a time.

3. Arithmetic.-Simple and Compound Proportion, Simple Interest, and Practice, in addition to the Arithmetic

of the previous Standards.

4. Grammar.----Parsing, orally or in writing at the option of the examiner, a simple sentence from the Reading

Book.

5. Geography--Map of the World (general outlines) and Europe.

Copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed in

four of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, twelve dollars.

STANDARD V.

1. Reading.-Fluent and intelligent reading of a short ordinary peragraph chosen by the examiner from soine

common book or newspaper.

2. Writing.---From inemory, the substance of a short story read out twice by the examiner. Writing, spelling

and grammar will be taken into account.

3. Arithmetic.Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, in addition to the Arithmetic of the previous Standards.

4. Grammar.-Analysis and parsing, orally or in writing, of a complex sentence chosen by the examiner from an

ordinary book or newspaper.

5. Geography.--Asia, Africa and America, in addition to the Geography of the previous Standard.

Copy writing will not be taken in this Standard.

Value of a pass in this Standard, fourteen dollars.

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STANDARD VI.

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1. Reading.—To read with fluency and expression any ordinary piece of prose or poetry chosen by the examiner. A short theme, or letter, or easy paraphrase. Writing, spelling and grammar will be taken into 2. Writing.

esht.

thentic.--Compound Interest, Square and Cube Root, Profit and Loss, and Progression, in addition to the Ametic of the previous Standards.

( fizamm?r, vaminer.

-Analysis and parsing, orally or in writing, of an ordinary stanza of poetry chosen by the

3. Geography.—Ability to draw from memory a map of any of the Continents, the map to include the principal

rivers, mountains and cities in the Continent prescribed.

story. The first hundred pages of the History used in the school.

Copy writing will not be taken in this Standard.

Value of a pass in this Standard, sixteen dollars.

Note---In Girls' schools, Arithmetic in Standard V will not extend beyond Vulgar Fractions, and in Standard VI

wat beyond Decimal Fractions.

      For Schools in Class V. (Schools in which a European education is given in any European language, with cvee in alilition.)

STANDARD I.

The same as Standard I for schools in Class IV.

Value of a pass in this Standard, six dollars.

STANDARD II.

In addition to Standard II for schools in class IV,

4. Chinese Reading.--A page of the First Book used in the school, with explanation of single words in the prin-

cipal language taught in the school.

5. Chinese Writing. From dictation, ten common characters.

Chinese copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed

in four of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, eight dollars and a half.

STANDARD III.

In addition to Standard III for schools in class IV,

5. Chinese Reading.-Two pages of the Second Book used in the school, with explanation.

4. Chinese Writing.-From dictation, twenty characters in the same book.

7. Chinese Speaking.-Turning very short sentences into colloquial Chinese.

Chinese copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed

in six of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, ten dollars and a half.

STANDARD IV.

In addition to Standard IV for schools in Class IV,

Chinese Reading.-A short passage in the Third Book used in the school, with explanation.

7. Chinese Writing.-From dictation, forty characters in the same book.

S. Chinese Speaking.-Turning short scutences into colloquial Chinese.

Chinese copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed

in seven of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, tweive dollars and a half.

STANDARD V.

In addition to Standard V for schools in Class IV,

6. Chinese Reading.--A short passage in the Fourth Book used in the school, with explanation.

2. Clinese Writing.-From memory, a short passage in the same book.

Chase Speaking.--Turning a short passage in the same book into colloquial Chinese.

Chinese copy writing will be taken in this Standard, but it will not be counted if the scholar has not passed

in seven of the other subjects.

Value of a pass in this Standard, fourteen dollars and a half.

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STANDARD VI.

In addition to Standard VI for schools in Class IV,

7. Chinese Reading.-An ordinary passage from a Chinese newspaper, with explanation.

S. Chinese Writing.-A short letter.

9. Chinese Speaking.-Fluent and correct colloquial Chinese.

Chinese copy writing will not be taken in this Standard.

Value of a pass in this Standard, sixteen dollars and a half.

21. In all cases where copy writing is taken, not less than one month's work must be shown to the examiner.

  22. Scholars who are presented under Standards IV, V and VI for schools in Classes III, '?V and V, may also be ex- amined in one or more of the following subjects, namely:-Algebra, Geometry, Physical Geography, and the Natural Sciences, provided they have previously passed in all the subjects contained in the Standards under which they are presented, and provided the subjects are taught in such a way as to graduate the instruction to the different Standards. For example:-

EUCLID.

Standard IV. Book I. Propositions 1 to 20 inclusive.

Standard V. Book I.

Standard VI. Books I and II.

Value of a pass, in each of such cases, in Standard IV, one dollar, in addition to the proper value of the

Standard; in Standard V, one dollar and a half, in addition to the proper value of the Standard; and in Standard VI, two dollars, in addition to the proper value of the Standard.

23. Managers of schools wishing to have scholars examined in one or more of these special subjects will, for the present, receive a graduated scheme for the subjects of their choice on application to the Inspector.

24. No grant will be made for any subject not specified in this code.

25. A capitation grant of one dollar will be given for each scholar in average attendance.

  26. No scholar will be examined in a lower Standard than that under which he has been previously presented, nor in the same Standard unless he has failed to pass in two or more subjects.

  27. Scholars learning a language which is not their mother tongue, will have their intelligence tested by requiring them to explain in their own language the meaning of the passages read.

28. In Girls' Schools, one of the four hours for instruction may be assigned to plain needlework, which will have the following values:-

Fair, one dollar. Ecod, one dollar and a half. Very good, two dollars.,

  29. The following regulations for Building Grants, are to be submitted for the approval of the Secretary of State before coming into effect.

1. Aid is not granted to build new public schools unless the Government is satisfied--

(a.) That there is a sufficient population requiring a school in the vicinity.

(b.) That the school is likely to be maintained in efficiency.

2. The grants made by the Government for building, enlarging, improving, or fitting up public schools, are not

to exceed one half of the actual cost.

3. The site, plans, estimates, specificatious, title, and trust deed, must be previously approved by Ilis Excellency the

Governor.

4. The extension of the area of existing school-rooms to receive more scholars, and the addition of teachers' dwellings

to existing school-rooms, are treated pro tanto as new case under Article 2.

5. The trust deed must declare the premises to be granted in trust for educational purposes and for no other purpose" whatever. It must provide for the legal ownership of the premises, and for the inspection and management of the School in accordance with the principles of the Grant-in-aid Scheme.

6. The grant is paid on presentation of a certificate (with balance sheet annexed), by the Building and Managing Committees of the school, setting forth that the building and conveyance are completed and that the money in hand, will, when added to the grant, meet all claims and finally close the account.

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gas padence with the Government on subjects connected with this code must be sent through the Inspector

feduar?n for the time being.

Hr?gkung, S?tu April, 1879.

Application Schedule.

(To be filled up when application is made for a Grant-in-aid.)

* 15 aime of the School?

$2017 (4.)

ir a turis', or a Mixed School?

ita Dimensions? (b.)

the Avo rave Altendance? (c.)

d-work conducted by a Time Table? (d.)....

a reemariy kent School Roll? (e.)

* are to be used under the several Standards? (f.)....

School-hours?

Det lycuts' hic to be assigned to instruction in the subjects

meumianis 1..

days are givea, and when?

the Manager's name, and what is his profession or occupation

pad Ma ter's name?

oor years' experience as a teacher has he had?.

kometants has he, and what are their names?

the Salary of the paid Master, and that of each of his

xi xum is derived from School-fees?

as south 14 derived from Douations and Subscriptions?. wad any other, and what, means of support?

bar war, as healing, and amounts of Expenditure?...

r any, and what, Debt connected with the School?

Signature of Applicant_

Date of Application.

E. J. EITEL, PH. D., Inspector of Schools,

- ?j. A Pahire School shall mean a school where education is given in the subjects of the Standards, and where no child is refused admittance

en, ether than reasonable grounds.

tire than length, breadth and height of the room or rooms, with the extent of wall-space available for maps.

The Average Attendance is the total number of attendances marked in the roll within a certain period, divided by the number of days the

me hii has been taught during the same period.

Lochne a copy.

Enclose a specimen page.

formant & egg of each.

Examination Schedule.

(To be filled up and forwarded to the Inspector seven clear days before the date fixed for the examination.)

Age

Date of Admission

Manned Scholar Jon last to this School.

Birth- day).

Number of

In what class

Attendances

in School. (The First Class

Under what Standard

Under what Standard

of four hours cach

means the highest.

Last

Now

Remarks,

Year. Month.

at Instruction

in the Year.

Commence with the to be examined. to be examined.

lowest Class.

Signature of Manager

Dato

THE HUNGKUNG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1880.

Enclosure 2 in Inspector of Schools' Letter No. 36 dated 25th April, 1879.

TABLE SHOWING THE NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS, WHOSE AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE WAS UNDER 20, FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

No.

Average Daily Attendance.

1874. 1875.

1876.

1877.

1878.

1

Aberdeen,

2 | Hok-?n,

3

Hung-hom,.

h?m,....v?

11.05 9.01 17.45 12.50 10.95 16.00 15.20 14.37 17.46

13.37

12.55

10.45

13.65

13.03

4 Little Hongkong,

5 | M?-tau-chung,

14.47 11.06 18.29

12.08

11.68

19.58

16.54 14.21

10.37

6 ! M?-tau-ts in,.

12.96 12.23 13.55

13.88

8.62

7 Mong-kok,

14.76 14.76

12.84

11.56

.8.15

8 Pok-f?-lam,

11.32

9.18

12.02

9.73

7.34

9 | Sh?i-w?n,

13.56

9.93

17.78 13.15

15.24

10

Shek-?,

16.51

16.29

16.32

13.67

13.45

11 Tang-lung-chau, (H?kk?),

15.59

8.34

12 Tang-lung-chau, (Punt?),

18.57

13 To-kw?-w?n, (Hokl?),

17.34 16.82 18.85

16.31

12.30

14

Ts'at-tsz-m?i,

9.67 15.99

17.20

16

15 | Wong-nai-chung,

Yau-m?-t?,

16.22 11.35 14.71 19.57

11.76

J

16.05

HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH, BART., M.P.

[No. 33.]

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Hongkong, 29th March, 1879.

SIR,-I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 15 of the 6th of February, transmitting copies of two reports of Mr. STEWART on Education in Hongkong, and conveying to me your instructions with respect to the points raised in those reports and in some despatches I had written on the subject.

   2. I believe the decision you have arrived at on the various questions which from time to time I felt it my duty to submit for your consideration, will give very general satisfaction to the parents whose children are to be educated in Hongkong, and will undoubtedly place the public instruction of the Colony on a thoroughly satisfactory basis.

3. As to the Central School, I enclose for your information a copy of a minute in which I indicated my wish to have the revision of the School fees and the other points in the management of that im- portant establishment, determined as far as possible in accordance with Mr. STEWART's views.

4. In creating the separate Office of Inspector of Schools, with a salary of $2,400 a year, you say that you should have instructed me to offer the appointment to Dr. EITEL, but that I desired to employ his services in another capacity. The question of an Interpretation Department being however still unsettled, and as there is no other gentleman in the Colony whom I could recommend for the post, I have complied with the spirit of your instructions and provisionally appointed Dr. EITEL Inspector of Schools. I have informed him that in continuing the work on which he has been so usefully employed for the last twelve months, he is, in future, to have nothing whatever to say to the Central School, which will be under the sole control of Mr. STEWART. I enclose an Extract from the Estimates for 1879, showing that due provision has been made for the separate office of Inspector, whilst retain- ing to Mr. STEWART his full salary as Head Master.

5. Though in all that I have written or spoken on the subject of Education, the only suggestion of mine as to the separation of the Head Mastership of the Central School and the Inspectorship of Schools is contained in my observations early last year at the Central School, (Despatch No. 12 of 27th January, 1878), in which I expressed a preference for giving the Inspectorship to Mr. STEWART, yet I must admit that further experience has entirely convinced me that the deliberate decision now given by Her Majesty's Government is undoubtedly the best.

6. There is no one in Hongkong who possesses in so eminent a degree the qualifications essential for the responsible office of Head Master of the Central School; and by now devoting his whole time to the School, Mr. STEWART will, I have not the slightest doubt, render it a most valuable institution.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1880.

75

With reference to the objections, recently transmitted, of the Reverend Mr. KIDD, the Colonial and of Pastor KLITZKE, of the Berlin Mission, to the Grant-in-Aid Scheme, I believe they will ctually removed by the modifications you instruct me to make in the Scheme; and that, those Magers and the other Educationists in Hongkong, who on conscientious grounds were unable the Grants-in-Aid, will in future cordially cooperate with the Government in promoting public etection in the Colony.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

The Hight Honourable Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH, Bart., M.P.,

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies,

J. POPE HENNESSY.

Ac.,

$c.,

&c.

? THE COLONIAL CHAPLAIN TO THE HONOURABLE THE COLONIAL SECRETARY.

THE CHAPLAINCY, HONGKONG, 4th March, 1879.

       I have the honour to request that you will inform His Excellency the Governor that I have opened *Shot for English boys.

      This step was made almost necessary on my part, because, at the end of last year, the School thero carried on at S. Paul's College, the only School for Protestant boys in the Colony, was closed

Bishop of Victoria.

E the sake of English boys, whose parents are, for the most part, members of my congregation, and to provide some means whereby they might receive an education based on Church of and principles.

+

In taking this step I have received the cordial support of those for whom I made the provision. ter of English boys in the Colony is only limited, but I have now the names of 25 boys on hood list, and 19 are in attendance this morning. To show that the parents desire the kind of or for their children which I intend to give here, I may say that I was yesterday informed by Ang Inspector of Schools that every English boy had left the Central School (where secular tion only is given) to join my classes. From an experience of the Colony, dating from 1871, vinced that English parents here desire the establishment of a School, (I) where religion has and (2) where their boys can receive instruction apart from the Chinese.

I am sorry to say that I am unable to put my school under Government Inspection, and thus pecuniary support (under the Grants-in-Aid Scheme) which I really very much need. I scientiously give secular instruction only for the required number of hours per day, nor can the Bible and the Prayer Book from my Time Table.

I have determined to charge each boy a fee of $2, but, of course, the sum total arising from such will be quite inadequate to defray the expenses of the School. The School fees will probably to about $45 per mensem, but even under the present favourable circumstances, when I am personal superintendence to the School, and helping considerably in the class work, I have ged d to involve myself in a charge for masters of $88 per mensem. I calculate that the School quise ?300 per annum. I ought to say that the outlay, in commencing this School, for ks, forms, &c., has been great falling but little short of $250. Of course, this account considerably increased but for the fact that I give three rooms in my house, which is the ry only in the sense that I live here, and not because it is a residence provided for the Chap- lly or in part, by either the Government or the Community-for the purposes of the School. these circumstances I need hardly say that I should have been glad if I could have received

tantial aid from the Government.

We are prepared to teach in the School the higher subjects of Greek and Latin, as well as mathematics. Attendance at the School for Chinese is optional. Instruction is given in that to 4 P.M. daily (except Saturdays). I have engaged for my Chinese master a teacher

ald by the Acting Inspector of Schools.

armex the School Time Table, as well as the School prospectus.

so the Establishment of this School, which I propose to call the Chaplaincy School, has derably to my already sufficiently arduous duties. Responsible for the Cathedral Services, in to the Gaol, Hospital, and Cemetery, it is only a strong sense of duty which has caused ake a step which involves so much labour, as well as moral and pecuniary responsibility.

76

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21st JANUARY, 1880.

I have only to add that on my arrival in the Colony in 1871, I set on foot, a Sunday School in connection with St. John's Cathedral which has proved very successful. The two Schools combined will, as I hope, be of lasting benefit to the English boys whose lot is cast in this Colony.

In the hope that the Establishment of the Chaplaincy School will receive the hearty approval, as I feel sure it will, of His Excellency the Governor.

I have the honour to be,

Sir, Your obedient servant,

The Honourable W. H. MARSHI,

Colonial Secretary.

R. HAYWARD KIDD. Colonial Chaplain.

MINUTE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HONGKONG, 28th March, 1879.

Having placed in Mr. STEWART's hands the despatch of Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH, No. 15 of the 6th of February, 1879, he has read the decision of the Secretary of State on the various points respect- ing Education in Hongkong raised in my despatches and Mr. STEWART's reports upon them.

2. Having thus before him the views of the Secretary of State, on the resolutions of the Education Conference, and on the question of raising the fees at the Central School, he will be able to let the Surveyor General know the probable number of pupils the new School should be built to accommodate, and, thereupon, Mr. PRICE can, at once, prepare the final plans and estimates for approval.

3. As to the future fees payable at the Central School, the Secretary of State thinks it might be sufficient to commence by raising the fifty cents fee to a dollar; but if Mr. STEWART should be of opinion that this increase is too much to begin with, I shall sanction (subject to the Secretary of State's approval) any other arrangement Mr. STEWART might prefer, so as not to materially diminish the number of his pupils.

4. Any other modification in the future arrangements of the School that Mr. STEWART might desire, shall also receive my most favourable consideration, as I believe the success of the School will mainly depend on leaving so able and experienced a Head Master as unfettered as possible in the arrangements and management of the institution.

No. 18.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. POPE HENNESSY.

Notice is hereby given that His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint provisionally and until further orders, A. B. JOHNSON, Esquire, to be Acting Crown Solicitor, during the absence on leave of Mr. SHARP, Crown Solicitor.

By Command,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1880.

No. 19.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Regulations as to Postage for the Australasian Colonies, made by His Excellency Governor JOHN POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., &c., &c., under Section XII of the Post Office Ordinance 1876, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1880.

Postage to Australia, &c.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

1. The following changes in the Postal system between Hongkong and the Australasian Colonies (Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, and Fiji) come into operation on February 1st.

2. The Postage on letters VIA TORRES STRAITS, by whatever opportunity, is reduced to 12 cents per half ounce. Rates on other articles continue as hitherto.

3. Letter Postage VIA GALLE alone remains 24 cents per half ounce. Mails will be made up for this route by each French Packet, instead of by each alternate one as heretofore. The service from Galle is now fortnightly instead of every four weeks as before.

4. No mails whatever are despatched to Australia, &c., by British Packet.

5. Enquiries are frequently made if, when a steamer is going, say to Sydney only, correspondence can be forwarded for New Zealand, Tasmania, &c. It is notified that mails for every part of the Australasian Colonies are made up by every steamer which calls at any one of them.

?

76

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21st JANUARY, 1880.

I have only to add that on my arrival in the Colony in 1871, I set on foot, a Sunday School in connection with St. John's Cathedral which has proved very successful. The two Schools combined will, as I hope, be of lasting benefit to the English boys whose lot is cast in this Colony.

In the hope that the Establishment of the Chaplaincy School will receive the hearty approval, as I feel sure it will, of His Excellency the Governor.

I have the honour to be,

Sir, Your obedient servant,

The Honourable W. H. MARSHI,

Colonial Secretary.

R. HAYWARD KIDD. Colonial Chaplain.

MINUTE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HONGKONG, 28th March, 1879.

Having placed in Mr. STEWART's hands the despatch of Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH, No. 15 of the 6th of February, 1879, he has read the decision of the Secretary of State on the various points respect- ing Education in Hongkong raised in my despatches and Mr. STEWART's reports upon them.

2. Having thus before him the views of the Secretary of State, on the resolutions of the Education Conference, and on the question of raising the fees at the Central School, he will be able to let the Surveyor General know the probable number of pupils the new School should be built to accommodate, and, thereupon, Mr. PRICE can, at once, prepare the final plans and estimates for approval.

3. As to the future fees payable at the Central School, the Secretary of State thinks it might be sufficient to commence by raising the fifty cents fee to a dollar; but if Mr. STEWART should be of opinion that this increase is too much to begin with, I shall sanction (subject to the Secretary of State's approval) any other arrangement Mr. STEWART might prefer, so as not to materially diminish the number of his pupils.

4. Any other modification in the future arrangements of the School that Mr. STEWART might desire, shall also receive my most favourable consideration, as I believe the success of the School will mainly depend on leaving so able and experienced a Head Master as unfettered as possible in the arrangements and management of the institution.

No. 18.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. POPE HENNESSY.

Notice is hereby given that His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint provisionally and until further orders, A. B. JOHNSON, Esquire, to be Acting Crown Solicitor, during the absence on leave of Mr. SHARP, Crown Solicitor.

By Command,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1880.

No. 19.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Regulations as to Postage for the Australasian Colonies, made by His Excellency Governor JOHN POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., &c., &c., under Section XII of the Post Office Ordinance 1876, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1880.

Postage to Australia, &c.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

1. The following changes in the Postal system between Hongkong and the Australasian Colonies (Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, and Fiji) come into operation on February 1st.

2. The Postage on letters VIA TORRES STRAITS, by whatever opportunity, is reduced to 12 cents per half ounce. Rates on other articles continue as hitherto.

3. Letter Postage VIA GALLE alone remains 24 cents per half ounce. Mails will be made up for this route by each French Packet, instead of by each alternate one as heretofore. The service from Galle is now fortnightly instead of every four weeks as before.

4. No mails whatever are despatched to Australia, &c., by British Packet.

5. Enquiries are frequently made if, when a steamer is going, say to Sydney only, correspondence can be forwarded for New Zealand, Tasmania, &c. It is notified that mails for every part of the Australasian Colonies are made up by every steamer which calls at any one of them.

?

RAIN IN

ISCHES

DURING

THE

I'REVI-

OUS 24

Hours.

CLOUD.

0-10.

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

11 ∞ 221

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1880.

77

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

??T!

The following Table of Meteorological Observations, taken at the Government lask, Hospital, during the Mouth of December, 1879, is

information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1889.

By Command,

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT LOCK HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1870. 86 fret above mean low level of Spring Tiles,

!

W. H. MARSI,

Colonial Secretary.

PH. B. C. AYRES, Colonial Surgeon.

THERMOMETERS. (Fahrenheit.)

HYGROMETER.

WIND.

DAY OF MONTH.

BAROMETER,

SELF REGISTERING

DAY OF WEEK.

????????

IN THE SHADE.

MAX.

MAX.

DIUR-

IN SHADE.

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

SUN,

BULB

IN

SUN,

BULB

MIN.

ON

NAL

RANGE,

Ex- GRASS. IN VACUO. POSED.

SHADE.

9 A.M.

Monday,

30.18

2 Tuesday,

30.20

3 Wednesday,

30.14

30.05 09.0

3 P.M. 19 A.M. 3 P.M. [ Temp. at Max. Noor. 30.12 11.0 75.0 63.0 76.0 75.0 30.10 70.0 74.0 60.0 74.0 73.0 71.0 61.0 75.0

Min.

DIURNAL

RANGE, BULB

EXPOSED.

MIN.

IN BOL

DRY BULB IN WET BULBIN SHADE. SHADE.

G

HUMIDITY

COMPLETE SATURATION

=100.

DEW POINT.

QUARTER.

INCHES

DEEP,

74.0

4 Thursday,

30.10

30.03 71.0

Friday,.

30.15

30.06? 70,0

74.0 62.0

76.0 62.0

76.0

75.0

6 Saturday,

30.20

30.15

09 Q

75.0 59.0

76.0 74.0

75.0

74.0

Sunday,

30.35

29.28

60.0

€5.0

53.0

65.0

64 9

Monday,

30.28

30.20

60.0

63.0

51.0 95.0

64.0

9 Tuesday,

30.22

62.0 30.10

54.0

68.0

€9.0

68.0

10 Wednesday,

30.20 30.13 61.0

68.0

53.0

67.0

66.0

11

Thursday,

30.21 30.12 61.0

68.0

50.0 68.0

67.0

12 Friday,

30.18

30.10

64.0

69.0

53.0 70.0

13 Saturday,

30.20

€6.0 30.08

70.0

53.0 71.0

14 Sunday,

30.18 30.12 65.0

70.0

55.0

70.0

15

Monday,

30.24

30.18 63.0

55.0

69.0

70.0

16 | Tuesday,

30.23

30.10

61.0

65.0

48.0 66.0

17

Wednesday,

30.20

30.12

65.0

68.0

52.0

71.0

18

Thursday,

30.14 30.12 66.0

71.0

57.0 71.0

70.0

19

Friday,

30.12

30.05 67.0

72.0

58.0 73.0

72.0

20 | Saturday,

30.24 30.15 63.0

67.0

55.0

67.0

66.0

21

Sunday,

30.30

30.21

60.0

63.0

49.0

63.0

62.0

22 Monday,

30.20 30.13 61.0

65.0

49.0

65.0

23 Tuesday,

30.15

30.05 64.0

68.0

51.0

69.0

67.0

Wednesday,

30.08

30.00

64.0

54.0

69.0

71.0

69.0

124.

25 Thursday,.

30.06

30.00

66.0

58.0

72.0

73.0

72.0

128. 98. 60.0 15.0

26 | Friday,·

30.10

30.05 68.0

72.0

60.0 71.0

70.0

129.

27 | Saturday,

30.07

30.00

68.0

71.0

60.0 73.0

71.0

126.

28

Sunday,

30.09

30.03 72.0

75.0

63.0

76.0

74.0

128.

23

Monday.

30.17

30.15

05.0

68.0

59.0 69.0 68.0

30

Tuesday,

30.25

30.20

59.0

€2.0

50.0

31 Wednesday,

30.27

30.15 53.0

56.0

45.0

Mean.

30.18

30.10] 64.6

90. 50.8 14.0 34.0 51.7 64.2 69.0

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

130. 96. 66.0 13.0 30.0 62.0 70.0 66.0

76.0 67.0 125. 89. 62.0 14.0 27.0 59.0 69.0 74.0 64.0 68.0 125. 90. 64.0 14.0 26.0 61.0 69.0 65.0

71.0 66.0

139. 100. 65.0 14.0 35.0 62.0 71.0 75.0 66.0 68.0 128. 96. 64.0 14.0 32.0 60.0 70.0 73.0 65.0 67.0 129. 97. 62.0 16.0 35.0 59.0 68.0 75.0 63.0 65.0 124. 84. 55.0 12.0 20.0 54.0 59.0 €4.0 49.0 55.0

121. 82. 52.0 .14.0 30.0 50.0 60.0 63.0 50.0 55.0 125. 90. 55.0 15.0 35.0 53.0 62.0 68.0 56.0 59.0 127. 94. 52.0 14.0 42.0 50.0 61.0 69.0 51.0 59.0

126. 92. 50.0 18.0 42.0 50.0 61.0 68.0 .51.0 58.0

68.0 127. 92. 54.0 17.0 38.0 51.0 64.0 69.0 56.0 70.0 131. 96. 58.0 18.0 38.0 56.0 65.0 71.0 59.0 69.0 129. 96. 56.0 15.0 40.0 54.0 64.0 70.0 69.0 125. 92. 55.0 15.0 37.0 51.0 64.0 70.0 54.0 65.0 123. 90. 50.0 18.0 40.0 48.0 60.0

70.0 126. 94. 51.0 19.0 43.0 48.0 65.0 69.0 55.0 124. 94. 58.0 14.0 38.0 55.0 66.0 71.0 60.0 126. 93. 59.0 15.0 34.0 58.0 68.0 71.0 61.0 121. 91. 55.0 12.0 36.0 54.0 63.0 68.0 55.0 121. 88. 51.0 14.0 37.0 50.0 59.0 63.0 52.0 64.0 121. 88. 50.0 16.0 38.0 49.0 59.0 65.0 52.0 122. 92. 53.0 18.0 39.0 50.0 63.0 68.0 58.0 94. 55.0 17.0 39.0 62.0 64.0 70.0 38.0 58.0 66.0 72.0 03.0 91. 61.0 11.0 30.0 60.0 68.0 88. €3.0 13.0 25.0 61.0 07.0 88. 05.0 13.0 23.0 63.0 71.0 127. 86. 60.0 10.0 26.0 59.0 65.0 65.0 €3.0 124. 84. 52.0 15.0 32.0 50.0 59.0

56.0 55.0 109. 72. 50.0 11.0 22.0 49.0 53.0 55.0 45.0 47.0 55 09.0 55.2 69.8 68.6 125.

9 A.M.

3 P.M.

78

73

59

78

73

73

70

73

49

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62.9 00.6

60.1

W.

N.E.

63.6

N.E.

N.E.

61.9

62.2

N.E.

N.E.

62.2 63.0 W.

W.

61.1

62.6

E.

E.

55

59.1

57.8? W.

W.

55

40.1

47.5 N.E.

N.E.

59

41.2

48.2

N.E.

N.E.

56

50.8

51.9

N.E.

W.

53

42.3 51.2

N.

N.E.

50

52

42.3

50.1

N.E.

N.E.

59.0

59

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49.4 51.2

N.E.

N.E.

61.0

68

59.0 61.0

72

60.0

51

65.0 50.0 53.0

50

45

59.0

51

62.0

68

61.0 64

58.0

54.0 61

59

55.0

61

51

60.0

72

61.0

64.0

82

69

67.0

83

72.0 63.0

04.0

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71.0 64.0

68.0

75.0

69.0 60.0 62.0 €0.0

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70.0

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53

54.1

53.4 N.E.

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57

54.8

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N.E.

45.7

52.3

N.E.

N.E.

41.2

43.2

N.E.

N.E.

46.8 51.2

N.E.

N.E.

57

55.1

55.2

N.E.

N.E.

55.5

53.4

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N.E.

48.2 50.1

N.N.F.

N.N.E.

45.8

46.4

N.E.

N.E.

45.8 46.8

N.E.

N.W.

60

53.8

53.7

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W

58.5

59.4

N.E.

N.E.

74

60.6

63.2

N.E.

E.

59.1

58.0

E.

E.

61.6

64.0

E.

E.

65.7 66.4 E.

W.

55.9

53.0 E.

N.

42.0

43.4 37.0 39.3 N.

N.

N.

N.

52.2

?4.0

Summary of December, 1878 :—Mean Shade Temp.,.

.62.9

Total Rain fall,

0.07 inches. Rain fell on 3 days.

J1

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1977:-

.65.7

2.14

12

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>>

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1876:--

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3.30

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1875-

60.5

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1873:

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1879-80.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1880.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

DAY AND DATE.

HOUR.

BAROMETER.

Attd.

WINDS

THERMOMETER.

Max.

Saturday,

30.14 60.0

Min.

Dry.

Wet.

60.0 58.5

0 TO 12.

Direc-1

tion.

Force.

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL.

In inches during

previous 24 hours.

BAROMETER.

Aitd.

Max.

Min.

STONE CUTTERS (SLAND.

WINDS

THERMOMETER.

0 TO 12.

c.q.p.

10th

Noon 30.17 | 60.0 C6.0 | 58.0 | 60.0 58.0

C.q.p.

January.

3

30.10 60.0

60.0 58.0

+

c.p.

29.98 64.0

Dry.

Wet.

Direc

tion.

60.0 €9.0 B

29.99 66.0 73,059,0| 62.0 | 61.0] NE

29.99 64.0

Force.?

WEATHER.

BAIN FALL.

in iz slas daring

o.d,

O

Sunday,

11th

January. 3

9

30.20 57.0

57.0 55.0

O.C.I.

30.02 62.0

60.0 | 59.0 | N

57.0 56.0

o.r.

0.m.

0.02

Co

Noon

30.17 57.0 61.0 | 55.0 | 57.0 55.0

30.11 58.0

o.c.r.

30.02 62.062.0|55,0|57.5 57.0|N

58.0 55.0

O.C.T.

30.00 62.0

59.5 59.0 N

Monday, 9

30.21 57.0

57.0 55,0

12th

January.

Noon

30.19 60.5 31.054.5 60.0 56.5

3

30.13 63.5

63.0 59.0

Tuesday,

13th

January.

9

30.27 55.0

55.0 53.0

Noon

30.2657.5 62.0 53.0 57.054.0

3

30.21 58.5

59.0 55.0

Wednesday, 9

30.31 | 56.0

56.0 53.0

14th

January.

Noon

30.30 60.0 61.0 54.0 60.0 55.5

3

30.25 61.0

61,055.0

Trae wind cannot be registered.

b.c.

30.03 | 61.0

59.9 57.0 N

C.

???

b.c.

30.03 64.0 64.0

54.0 | 64.0 62.0 | N

b.c.

30.02 | 66.0

69.0 63.0 |N

3

o.r.

O.T.

0.5*

o.in.

?

b.c.

3

b.c.

0.28

b.e.

O.C.

30.10 €5.0

55.556.0 N

0.1.

O.C.

30.10 61.0 69.0 | 53.0 | 58.0 | 50.0 | N

w

0.20

O.C.

30.10 62.0

63.0 60.0 N

b.c.

C.

30.13 61.0

58.0|56.0 | N

1

b.c.

C.

30.15 62.0 62.0

54.0 | 61,0 | 59,0|N

3 b.c.

0.00

C.

30.13 | 63.0

62.061.0 N

00

3

b.c.

Thursday,

9

30.32 56.5

56.0 53.0

b.c.

30.14 60.0

59.0 56.0 N

3 b.c.

15th

January.

Noon

30.31 59.5 62.0 | 55,0|59.0|55.0

b.c.

30.16 62.0 64.0

54.061.0 61.0 W

b.c.

0.00

3

30.26 | 62.0

62.057.5

b.c.

30.13 64.0

63.5 60.0 W

3

b.e.

Friday,

9

30.32 58.0

58.0 55.0

b.c.

30.15 62.0

59.0 58,0 N

b.c.p.

...

16th Noon 30.30 | 63.0 | 64.057.0 | 63.0 | 57.0 January. 3 30.23 65.0

b.c.

65.0 59.0

b.c.

30.11

67.0

30.15 04.0|65.0 | 56,0|64.5 60.0] SW

69.0

b.c.

0.00

65.0 | SW

1

b.c.

1879-80.-.

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

VICTORIA PEAK.

HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

DAY AND DATE.

HOUR.

Saturday, 10th

January.

9 30.00 63.0

BAROMETER.

Attd.

Max.

Min.

Dry.

Wet.

Ο ΤΟ 12.

Direc-

tion.

59.0 53.0 | NE

THERMOMETER.

WINDS

Noon

3

29.99 63.0 65.0 52.0 60.0 58.0 NE

29.38 64.0

64.0 58.0 NNE 4

c.r.

28.19 52.0

or Force.

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL.

In inches during

provious 24 hours.

BAROMETER.

c.p.

:

28.21 53.0

THERMOMETER.

WINDS

0 TO 19.

Direc-

tion.

53.0 53.0 E

c.p. 0.00 28.21 53.0 53.052,0|53.0|53.0 | E

:

:

Force.

WEATHER.

MAIN FALL

In inches during

previous 24 hours,

o.f.d.

o.f.d.

0.12

52.052.0 NE

o.f.

Sunday,

11th

January.

9

30.05 63.0

...

56.0|56,0| N

2

o.r.

28.2751.0

51.051.0 NE

3 o.r.

Noon

30.04 | 63.0 | 64.0 52.0 57.0 55.0 N

3

30.01 | 63.0

56.056.01N

2 2

o.r. 0.20

o.c.r.

**

28.25 51.0 1.0 50.0 50.0 51,0 | N 28.21 52.0

3

o.f.

0.53

51.051.0 N

3

o.f.

Monday,

12th

January.

30.04 | €3.0

Noon

3

30.04 63.0 65.0

56.0 55.0 NE

61.057.056,0 | N

3

o.r.

28.30 51.0

50.0 50.0 | N

b.c.m. 0.00

30.04 | 64.5

62.0 57.0 N

O

b.c.m.

28.28 55.0 56.0|49,055.0 54.0 N 28.2661.0

1 N

o.c.v.

...

o.f.v.

0.42

61.0 55.0 N

N

O.C.V.

Tuesday,

13th Noon

January. 3

30.14 63.0

56.0 | 55.0 | N

c.m.

28.35 49.0

48.048,0 NNE 3. o.f.

30.14 64.0 67.0 59.0 58.0 55.0 N

30.1163.5

...

57.0|55,0 | N

c.p.

c.p.

0.00

28.31 49.0 50.0

47.049.049.0 NNW 3 o.f.

0.24

28.30 50.0

Wednesday, 9 30.16 62.0

56.0 54.0 NNW

3

c.m.

28.40 50.0

50.0 50.0 NNW

50.0 50.0 NW

0.3.m.

3b.c.v.

30.14 63.0

14th Noon 30.16 63.0 | 63.0 50.0 62.058.0 N

January. 3

b.c.

0.03

28.39 51.051.047.0 50.0 | 50.0 | NNW

61.0 56.0 N

C.V.

28.3653.0

52.0 49.0 N

b.c.v. 0.07

b.c.v.

Thursday, 15th

January.

9 30.17 | 63.0

57.0|54.0] N

Noon 30.17 | 63.0 | 65.051.0|59.0|55.0 |N

3 30.14 62.0

59,055.0 NE

b.c.

...

28.3849.0

49.047.0 NE

3

b.c.

3

1

b.c. 0.00

C.V.

28.4055.0 55,047,055.0 | 53.0 | E

28.35 55.0

2

b.c. 0.00

...

55.0 58.0 N

b.c.

Friday,

9 30.18 | 63.0

58.0 55.0N

b.c.m.

16th

January.

Noon 30.1766.0 67.052.0|65.0 60.0 SW

3 30.13 | 03.0

63.0 58.0 S

b.c.

b.c.

0.00

28.40 52.0

52.0 50.0 N 28.38 53.0 | 56,0|47.0|53.0 52.0 | N 28.3455.0

2

b.c.

b.c.

0.06

55,0|54,0 | NE

3

b.c.

STATE OF WEATHER:--h. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain; f. foggy; # gloomy; . hail; 7. lightning; m. misty (hazy); o. overcast, p. passing showers: squally; r. rain; a. snow; . thunder; z. ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; v. visibility, (objects at a distance unusually visible); m. wet (dew).

NOTE:--A bar (-) under any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and contiming rain, &c., &c.

Figures to danoth the Force of the Wind.

Description of Wind.

0

Calm

Light Air

2

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

Rate of the Wind per Hour in Miles.

Picures to denote the Force of the Wind.

0 to

0

Just suficient to give stoerage way..

3 - 10

1

Bare Foles ..

Light Breeze.. Gentle Breeze - Moderate Brocze Fresh Breeze..

Strong Breeze

Moderate Gale.

Fresh Gale..

Strong Gale

10

Whole Gale

11

Storm

Hurricane.

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

set and clean fuil would go in smooth

water....

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

full and by

Triple Roofs, de... Close Reefs und Courseg

In which she could just bear close-reefed Main Topsoil and reefed Foresall Under Storia Stayseil

11

15

3 to 4 15 to 6 (Royal, &c....

2

16

20

21

- 25

26

30

Single Reefs and T. G. Sails

31 ---36

37

-44

45

62

53

- 60

9

61

60

?!

70 - 80

II

above 80

12

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21st JANUARY, 1880.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 20th January, 1880.

Lotters. Papers.

79

Zerkmenn, C. I card

Latters. Papers.

Vick, (Mypan) 1 rezd.

Aust 6, Mr.

Posune,Capt.A.B.1

  Letters. Papers. Dalilgren, E. F. 1

Letters. Papers.

Hardcastle, E. L.2

I red.

1

Dave, Win.

1

2

Hernandes, A. 1

MacDuer, Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. 1

Quing Yee*

Letters. Papers.

1

Douglas, G.

1

Henderson, John

2

McFarlane, W. 1

2

Moreno, C. C. 4

15

Roussel, Monsr. 1

Emery, H. C.

1

Imberti, Battista?

Mackie, Y.

1

1

Reimann, P. P.

Eilridge, Frank 1

Miller, David

1

Lets. Pprs.

Schweinsberg, G. 1 card.

Thistedt, T. 1 Tause, Miss N. S. 1

Rodrigues,Sabina 1 1 pel. Taylor; Wm. Kerr 1

Pamuc, A.

1 regd.

Easton, J.

2

4

Durafra, A.

Jas rest. Mr.

     Bets, Capt. II. 1 Istavsex, H.

     Carro, Sig. E. 1 card ***g. II.

ng Vong Hup 1

Cadwallader, W.G. 1

Cut?, Geo.

1 card

2

Francis, Francis 1

Francisco, Yg.

Jenkins, John 1 J. K. Jayer & Co. Jackson, Oscar i

Rodrigues. J. P. I

Rollings, John 1

Nicolas, Diego 2

1

Fuchs, E.

1

Nero, Mathew 1 Nicholson, Alex. 1

Voen & Co. Venel, Fred.

1

2 bks.

Smith, W. Farra 3

Fonsing, Louis 1 Firmin, Miss A. 1

Ng Alion

Sutton, W.

1

1

Kalser, Mrs.

1

Noel, Frank

1

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Stone. E.

1

Green, Mrs. M. E. 1

3

Asantenay, Mrs. I

Cruise, Wm.

1

Horn, Samuel Hair, John

Graham, Mrs. 1

Lie Tay Ho

Lilley, Capt. Leonetti, F.

3

Liamo, Monsr. 1

1 regd.

1 regd.

Page, John E. 2 Parlance, James 1 Perthelier, Monsr. Peet & Co., J. I

Souza, A. M. P. 1 Shin Lin

Winters, Miss G. 1 White. Mrs. F. W. 5 Wor Shang

1 regd.

1

Walker, Thos. 1

Salgado, Jos? Sell, G. P.

1

1

Duhamel, Chs. 1

Haworth, J. J. Houndson, Ino 1

Lupeak, Joseph 1 Lauta, G. W. Lilly, Miss F. 2

11

Quong Ying Woh 1 regd.

Sherwood, O. S. 1 Stout, Dr. 1 Spence, D. W. 1 Saunders, T.

Xavier, F. S.

1

Young, Henry 1

1

Yew Hing Cheong 1 regd

Albatross..........33 Letters.

Growler,.........1 Letter.

For Men of War.

Lily,........ Letter.

For Merchant Ships.

Richmond, ........1 Regd.

Shannon..........1 Letter.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Allice

1

Clara

8

Annie Weston

1

Charity

10

Alexa

1

Callao

1

Letters. Papers. Edward Barrow 2 Ella Beatrice Earl of Zetland 1

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Letters. Papers.

Lets. Ppra

1

Hopewell Hydra Hecla

·1

Lancashire Witch 10 2

Staut

3

Sunbeam

5

3

2

Anne

1

Choloc

1

Electra

Monte Rosa Mad Cap

1

Sir Lancelot

8

2

1

Star of China 3

Aikshant

1

Clan Alpine, s.s. 11

3

Ebenezer

Medora

1

Staffordshire

1

Anna Sophia

1.

Colwyn

3

Endymion

1

Italia, s.s. Iris

1

Stonewall Jackson

1

Auguste Reimers 2

Clurn

Afghan, s.s.

Chelmsford

1.

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6

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Tung Ting, s.s.

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1

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1

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1 regd.

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Ferntower, s.s. 1

2

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1

Coloma

2

Albion

Corea

F. Nightingale 1

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1

Consolation, s.s. 1

Kun Yang Tye 1 Kinross

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Pendragon

1

1

Bus Caao

Gauntlet

Prima Donaa

1

Katie Flickenger 1

Benjamin Ayman 1

Golwyn

Prosperity

2

Dora Ann

B. van Middelburg 1

Golwan

Petrel, s.s.

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Davina

1

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1

G. F. Fruland

Ballochmyll

Drumclog

1

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3

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Glamorganshire

*

Loter Lily

1

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1

Pampero

1

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1

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Lota

Candace

1

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2 1 regd. Henry A. Paul ?1

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TH

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66

The

MEMORANDUM of DEED or other INSTRE-

MENT to be registered pursuant to Bankruptcy Ordinance, 1804.”

Title of Deed, whe-

ther Deed of As-

signment, Com- lease.

position or Jus- pectorship.

Date of Deed.

Date of Execution

by Debtor.

Names and Des- criptions of the

17th January,

1880. 17th January, 1880.

N

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY. TOTICE.-AU YEUNG LUK, of No. 27, Jervois Street, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, lately trading under the name or style of "Ui Locng," having been adjudged

Deed of Assignment and Re.. Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hong- kong, on the 5th day of January, 1880, is hereby required to surrender himself to the Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, the Registrar of the said Court, at the FIRST MEETING of Creditors to be held by the said Registrar on MONDAY, the 26th day of January, 1880, at 11 of the clock in the fore- noon, precisely, at the Office of the Registrar of the said Court.

LEONG A-YON of Victoria, in Debtors as in the the Colony of Hongkong, Com- pradore and Ship-chandler therein & hereinafter called "the Debtor."

Deed.

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other Parties to the Deed not including the Creditors.

A short Statement

the Dead.

LEE HOK CHEUNG of Victoria, aforesaid, Trader, thereinafter called "the Trustee."

An Assignment of all the Debt- of the Nature of or's Property, Geods, Chattels, Estate and Effects of whatsoever kind and nature whether joint or separate or otherwise howsoeve and wheresoever situate of him the

When left for Re-

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said Debtor, but upon trust for the benefit of all the Creditors of the Grantors or Debtor in the like man- ner as if the property so conveyed and assigned had become vested in the Grantee as the Assignee of the Grantor or Debtor under his the Debtor's Bankruptcy, pursu- ant to "The Bankruptcy Ordi- nance, 1864," and also a Release from all the Debtor's liabilities.

19th January, 1880.

I certify the above to he a true copy of the

The said CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee, and Mr. H. L. DENNYS is the Solicitor 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 discharge, of which Sitting notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

At the First Meeting of Creditors" the Regis- trar will receive the Proofs of the Debts of the their debts respectively, or the majority in value Creditors, and the Creditors who shall have proved of the said Creditors are hereby directed to choose at such meeting an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's Estate and Effects, to be called the Creditor Assignee or Assignees.

Dated this 12th day of January, 1880.

E. L. DENNYS,

FOR SALE.

Solicitor.

THE Undersigned having yet a few

copies of the

Revd. W. LOBSCHEID'S

Entry in the Registry Book of Deeds under Chinese & English Dictionary,

"The Bankruptcy Ordinance, 1864."

C. F. A. SANGSTER, Acting Deputy Registrar. Hongkong, 19th January, 1880.

BRERETON & WOT?ON,

Solicitors for the above named Trustee,

29, Queen's Road, Hongkong.

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Half bound,

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Printed and Published by NORONHA & Co., Frinters to the Hongkong Government.

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DROIT.

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·第報

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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herein, but it is to be understood that in case of

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versions, the sense of the English text must be considered as correct.

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Hongkong, 17th November, 1879.

No.21.

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十七日

號 一千八百七十九年十一月 己卯年 十月 初四日示

一千八百八十年 十六仙士 通共進銀一千三百零四?五

正月二十三日示

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

Hongkong, 23rd January, 1880.

NOTICE.

       Statement of the Receipts and Expenditure, relative to the Hongkong District Watchmen's Fund, for the fourth Quarter of the Year 1879.

RECEIPTS.

To Contributions by different Shops, fourth

quarter,.

To Government grant,

.$ 674.76

500.00

129.76

Total,.

$1,304.52

To Balance of previous quarter,

82

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1880.

EXPENDITURE.

Disbursements in October, Nov., and December, 1879 :----

District No. 1.

Wages of Head District Watchman, $45.00

Wages of 3 Watchmen, ...

63.00

Rent of Station (including Taxes),...

9.00

Oil,

1.50

District No. 2.

Wages of Head District Watchman, $ 45.00

Wages of 8 Watchmen,.........

Rent of Station, ....

01,

Taxes, fourth quarter,

157.50

30.00

2.25

2.40

District No.3.

Wages of Head District Watchman, $ 45.00

$118.50

$237.15

Wages of 8 Watchmen,......

157.50

Rent of Station,...........................

21.00

Oil,

2.25

Taxes, fourth quarter, ....

2.07

$227.82

District No.4.

Wages of Head District Watchman, $

45.00

Wages of 6 Watchmen,..

115.50

Rent of Station (including Taxes), Oil,

30.00

1.50

$192.00

District No. 5.

Wages of Head District Watchman, $ 45.00

今將一千八百七十九年十月十一月十二月支數開列于左·

二十五仙士 六約頭人一名工銀四十五圓 巡丁四名工銀八十一圓,館租銀十二億七十五仙士連旁餉在? 生油銀一圓五 五約頭人一名工銀四十五圓 巡丁八名工銀一百四十八圓九暮 館和銀三十圓連羔餉在? 生油銀一圓五 四約頭人一名工銀四十五圓 巡丁六名工銀一百十五?五亳 館租餅三十圓連耋餉在? 生油餵?圓五毫 共支銀一百九十二園

銀二百三十七圓十五仙古 二約頭人一名工銀四十五圓 巡八名工銀一百五十七員五毫 館租銀三十圓 生油銀二二十五仙士 冬季餉銀二圓四毫 共支

共支銀二百二十七圓八十二仙士 三狗頭人一名工銀四十五圓 巡丁八名工銀一百五十七圓五毫 館租銀二十一圓 生油銀二圓二十五仙士 冬季差餉鏐二圓零七仙士

約頭人一名工銀四十五? 巡丁三名工銀六十三圓 館租銀九圓連差餉在內 生油銀一圓五毫 共支銀一百十八圓五毫

共支銀二百二十五圓

共支銀一百四十圓雰

支收銀八一名工銀三十

共支雜項銀一百四十二圓八十俳士 支司事人一名工銀十二圓 支號衣三十七件銀九十二圓五毫 支竹帽三十七項銀七圓四

支紙銀九毫

冬季通共支銀一千二百八十三圓五十二仙士 除支外?存銀二十一圓

己卯年十二

Wages of 8 Watchmen,....

148.50

Rent of Station (including Taxes),

30.00

Oil,

1.50

$225.00

District No. 6.

Wages of Head District Watchman, $ 45.00

Wages of 4 Watchmen,...

81.00

Rent of Statiou (including Taxes),

12.75

Dil,

1.50

$140.25

Miscellaneous Expenses.

Collector's Wages,..

.$ $0.00

Manager's Wages,

12.00

37 Uniforms,

92.50

37 Bamboo Flats,

7.40

Paper,

90

$142.80

Total of Disbursements,...

..$1,283.52

Balance in hand,...

..$

21.00

JOHN GERRARD,

Acting Registrar General.

Registrar General's Office,

Hongkong, 20th January, 1880.

83

輔政使司馬 奉

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Melis hereby given that, in view of the mtoto Chinese New Year, the Superin- piccant of Police has been authorised to give permanenta, under Ordinance 10 of 1872, for Comers to be fired under the following restric-

the Districts West of the Cross Roads

ated of Shing-wong Street the firing of

Crackers will be permitted from 4 P.M.

  on the 9th until 4 P.M. on the 11th February;

In the Districts East of the Cross Roads and of Shing-wong Street, Crackers may be fired only between the hours

Infd P.M. of the 9th and 9 P.M. of the

10th February.

The Police will have strict orders to summon ce arrest persons firing Crackers in contravention of the foregoing restrictions.

But whilst allowing thus the same liberty as bestofane, His Excellency the Governor desires the Chinese public to take special precautions on thas cocasion, as the unusual dryness of the weather increases the danger of a conflagration azading in case of careless handling of Crackers. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

卯八

年八

號二十第 第報表

嚴夕第竹

竹后千督

四號除道百診

差夕

館夜

自鐘

城起起

隍限上條

+

+

輿

廟至自則歲 九街正城例燒 點起月隍允放

月月

+

11 +

五六

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 26th January, 1880.

夕夜四點鐘起限至元旦夜

示諭各宜?遵毋違特示 因目下隆冬風高物燥誠恐妄用爆竹或失慎則觸怒祝融矣?此 嚴拿究辦? 督憲雖仍俯順?情但亦甚望爾居民人等格外謹慎 九點鐘止倘若有人敢違此例定飭各差

或甚

失望

『燒

故事

得總巡

帶情

叉地經捕

方蒙廳 均批 批票 准准 燒下遵

放自

慎差? 除道爆皇

請遵依一

NOTICE.

A Publie Examination of the Scholars at the Glemont Central School will be held on Frolig next, the 30th instant, at 10 o'clock A.M. Exodlency the Governor will distribute

the Prizes at noon.

FREDERICK STEWART,

overnment Central School,

Head Master.

20th January,1880.

督正致

?

號百

11

第報 報

輔政使司馬

督憲定凝各學童入國

曉驗事照得現奉

院肄業者計自

人新歲放假後

壹大圓上期送繳?此

起每名每月收修金銀

特示週知

己卯年八月十八日示

VERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

is hereby given that, after the next

Noor Your Holidays, a fee of one dollar

pagable monthly, in advance, by all

ars attending the Government Central

By Command,

Fal Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Howekong, 3rd October, 1879.

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THE HUNGKUNG GOVERNMEINI TAZEILE, ZOM JANU ZELIM

1000. 1

LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS ADDRESSED TO CHINESE. January 27th, 1880.

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No. 1.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.s.] J. PoPE HENNESSY,

Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

   By His Excellency JOHN POFE HENNESSY, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

   Whereas a despatch has been received from the Right Honourable Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH, Bart., M.P., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, conveying to me Her Majesty's Gracious Confirmation and Allowance of the following Ordinance; namely:--

No. 2 of 1879, entitled---An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, to amend the short title of the Chinese Emigration Ordinance, No. 1 of 1878.

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

By His Excellency's Command,.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Governinent House, Hongkong, this 27th Day of January, 1880.

ONGKONG GUVER

ALDANIS

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Mowing Notice to Mariners received from the Government of Ceylon, is published for

By Command,

mal Svertary's Office, Hongkong, 26th January, 1880.

!

Ma

PEARL FISHERY.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

en that a Pearl Fishery will take place at Silavatturai in the Island of Ceylon on or about the 1st the Bank to be fished is the North-West Cheval, estimated to contain oysters sufficient to employ

with average loads of 10,000 oysters each per day.

 mended that such boat-owners and divers as may wish to be employed at the said fishery should Afore the 20th February next, and it is notified that the first day's fishery will take place on or

weather permitting.

will conducted on account of Government, and the oysters put up to sale in such lots as may be

nts of the fishery will be the same as have been usual on similar occasions.

..

Le made in ready money in Ceylon currency.

nks in Colombo, or Bills on the Agents of this Government in India at ten days' sight, will be taken

g produced to warrant the drawing of such Drafts or Bills.

 vence of purchasers the Treasurer at Colombo and the different Government Agents of Provinces will tarve casi deposits from parties intending to become purchasers, and receipts of these officers will be

at of any suns dne on account of the fishery.

at will be received for a less sum than five hundred rupees.

Sexpiry's Office,

By His Excellency's Command,

J. DOUGLAS,

Colonial Secretary.

Leth brocember, 1879.

symys of the valuation and produce of 13,500 Oysters taken from the S.E. end of the N. W. Cheval,

in November, 1879.

TOTAL.

Size in basket,

Number.

Quantity in

Chevu.

Kalangey.

Manjady.

Kalangey.

Value.

Total value.

Per Chevu.

Per Kalangey.

Manjady.

Rs. Cts. Rs. Cts.

20

1

60;320

1/2

34/320

6/16

50

45,320

3/4

:

:

20:320

1/2

12/820

5/16

1/2

3/4

100

1 28/320

1 4 1/2

1

4 1/2 68 31

68 31 18

do.

1/2

3 28

3 28 5 Star Pagodas

6/16

7 40

7 40 20

do.

3/4

9 85

9 85 20

do.

4 37 2 8

283

20

do.

16

do.

1

32

16 Star Pagodas.

2 1/16 1 48 9 26

12

do.

600

20

:

Catega. 10th November, 1879.

1

12 1/2 1

12 1/2 22 75

22 75

do.

1

1

5 25

5 25

11/

do.

1 1/4

0 50

0 50

126 60

1 1/4

Total... 41 15/16

JAMES DONNAN, Inspector.

M. SEEMANPILLAI, Mudaliy?r, Adigar of Musali, &c. (S. I. S. MARAKAIR KABEBO MOH?MEDOE, Pearl Merchant.) (KOODAVATHY MOHAMADO LEBBE MOHIDIN PITCHEY,

Pearl Merchant.)

NATALIEJA, A NA; 20TH JANUARY, 1880.

No. 24.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Criminal Calendar of the January Sessions at the Supreme Court, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1880.

No,

NAME.

CRIMINAL CALENDAR-JANUARY SESSIONS, 1830.

CRIME.

DAY OF TRIAL.

VERDICT.

SENTENCE.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

REMARKS.

1

1. Peter Hardy,

2. Cheung A-ki,

1. Buggery.

2. Attempt to commit an unna-

tural offence.

3. Conspiracy to commit an un-

natural offence.

2. Previous summary conviction.

Do.

do.

1. Larceny.

2 Long A-yau,

alias

3.

Li A-fo,.........

4.

Do. conviction for Felony.

1. Larceny.

3 Leung A-yau,

2. Previous summary conviction. 3. Do.

4.

Do.

do. do.

5.

Do. conviction for Felony.]

1. Larceny.

4 Ip A-tung,

ci o to co

2. Previous conviction.

3.

Do.

do.

4.

Do.

do. ?

5.

Do.

do.

6.

Do.

do.

19th Jan. Both prisoners not guilty on the 1st count, guilty on 2nd count.

Peter Hardy, five years' Penal

Servitude.

Cheung A-ki, three years' Penai Servitude.

The Actg. Attorney General entered a Nolle prosequi on the third count.

19th Jan. Pleads guilty to 1st Seven years' Penal Servitude. The Actg. Attorney

and 4th counts.

19th Jan. Guilty on 1st count, Seven years' Penal Servitude.

pleads guilty to 5th count.

19th Jan. Not guilty.

General entered a Nolle prosequi on second and third counts.

The Actg. Attorney General entered a Nolle prosequi on second, third and fourth counts.

1. Larceny from the person, against both prisoners.

61. Tsang A-hung, 2. Lam A-kwong,

2. Receiving stolen goods,

against second prisoner.

3. Previous summary conviction,

against second prisoner.

19th Jan. 1st Prisoner not guil- Lam A-kwong, ten years' P'e-

ty, 2nd prisoner guilty on 1st count, not guilty on 2nd

count.

nal Servitude.

The Actg. Attorney General entered a

· Nolle prosequi on third and fourth counts.

4.

Do.

C. B. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

do.

As to Case No. 1,

JOHN SMALE,

Chief Justice.

As to Cases Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 5,

JNO. J. FRANCIS, Acting Judge.

VISIT TO HONGKONG OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL

LAU KWAN-YIH.

The following is extracted from the report in the "Daily Press. "

    The visit which His Excellency LAU KWAN-YIH, late Viceroy of Kwangtung and Kwangsi and Viceroy elect of the Two Kiang, which term includes the three provinces of Kiangsu, Kiangsi and Nganhwuy, paid to His Excellency Governor HENNESSY on Saturday last, the 24th instant, is an event of considerable importance in more than one respect. Although many Chinese officials of high rank

NATALIEJA, A NA; 20TH JANUARY, 1880.

No. 24.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   The following Criminal Calendar of the January Sessions at the Supreme Court, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1880.

No,

NAME.

CRIMINAL CALENDAR-JANUARY SESSIONS, 1830.

CRIME.

DAY OF TRIAL.

VERDICT.

SENTENCE.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

REMARKS.

1

1. Peter Hardy,

2. Cheung A-ki,

1. Buggery.

2. Attempt to commit an unna-

tural offence.

3. Conspiracy to commit an un-

natural offence.

2. Previous summary conviction.

Do.

do.

1. Larceny.

2 Long A-yau,

alias

3.

Li A-fo,.........

4.

Do. conviction for Felony.

1. Larceny.

3 Leung A-yau,

2. Previous summary conviction. 3. Do.

4.

Do.

do. do.

5.

Do. conviction for Felony.]

1. Larceny.

4 Ip A-tung,

ci o to co

2. Previous conviction.

3.

Do.

do.

4.

Do.

do. ?

5.

Do.

do.

6.

Do.

do.

19th Jan. Both prisoners not guilty on the 1st count, guilty on 2nd count.

Peter Hardy, five years' Penal

Servitude.

Cheung A-ki, three years' Penai Servitude.

The Actg. Attorney General entered a Nolle prosequi on the third count.

19th Jan. Pleads guilty to 1st Seven years' Penal Servitude. The Actg. Attorney

and 4th counts.

19th Jan. Guilty on 1st count, Seven years' Penal Servitude.

pleads guilty to 5th count.

19th Jan. Not guilty.

General entered a Nolle prosequi on second and third counts.

The Actg. Attorney General entered a Nolle prosequi on second, third and fourth counts.

1. Larceny from the person, against both prisoners.

61. Tsang A-hung, 2. Lam A-kwong,

2. Receiving stolen goods,

against second prisoner.

3. Previous summary conviction,

against second prisoner.

19th Jan. 1st Prisoner not guil- Lam A-kwong, ten years' P'e-

ty, 2nd prisoner guilty on 1st count, not guilty on 2nd

count.

nal Servitude.

The Actg. Attorney General entered a

· Nolle prosequi on third and fourth counts.

4.

Do.

C. B. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

do.

As to Case No. 1,

JOHN SMALE,

Chief Justice.

As to Cases Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 5,

JNO. J. FRANCIS, Acting Judge.

VISIT TO HONGKONG OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL

LAU KWAN-YIH.

The following is extracted from the report in the "Daily Press. "

    The visit which His Excellency LAU KWAN-YIH, late Viceroy of Kwangtung and Kwangsi and Viceroy elect of the Two Kiang, which term includes the three provinces of Kiangsu, Kiangsi and Nganhwuy, paid to His Excellency Governor HENNESSY on Saturday last, the 24th instant, is an event of considerable importance in more than one respect. Although many Chinese officials of high rank

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1880.

87

e various occasions paid visits to Government House on passing through the Colony en route me other place, this visit of Viceroy LAU is certainly the first instance in the history of Hongkong sy which a Chinese dignitary of such high rank has gone out of his way to come expressly and write his personal friendship with an English Governor and his sense of the entente cordiale between Bangkong and Canton Governments. It is evident that Chinese officials consider that the position invernor HENNESSY has all along taken in his relations to the Chinese Government as well as o Chinese population of this Colony, has materially contributed towards cementing the friendship Margy existing between England and China. The Marquis of TSENG gave utterance to this feeling passing through Hongkong en route for London. CHUNG How repeated the same sentiment on visit to Government House a few weeks ago; whilst LI HUNG-CHANG and TING YII-CH'ANG have in private correspondence expressed in similar terms their recognition of the attitude Mr. HENNESSY As taken in Chinese affairs.

A

Last Friday night, shortly before midnight, Viceroy LAU arrived in harbour, without previous uncement of any sort, direct from Canton, accompanied by a small flotilla of gunboats.. Early en baterky morning he sent word to Government House that, having handed over the seals of office to bis successor in the Vice-royalty of the Two Kwang provinces, and not yet having taken over the of the Vice-royalty of the three provinces of Central China to which he had been appointed, he himself of the only spare day he had before his official departure from Canton, to come in person to Hongkong in order to reciprocate the feelings of personal friendship which had sprung up Lesen Governor HENNESSY and himself since his tenure of office in Canton, and to thank him for the great influence which his Chinese policy in Hongkong has exercised towards cementing the good relations existing between the Governments of China and England. His Excellency the Governor Best Major PALMER, A.D.C., at once on board, to arrange the time and place of landing, and twelve ek was fixed as the time when Viceroy LAU was to land at Murray Pier. The Commandant of the saghturing town of Kaulung, Colonel LAI, applied for and received permission to land a company

marines at the pier, to act as escort to the Viceroy. Half a dozen Chinese military officers. ? the Viceroy's staff landed their strangely caparisoned steeds and awaited the landing of their chief. Isa drew a large crowd of Chinese spectators, although the population were generally unaware of the arro al cf the Viceroy, the Chinese papers of Saturday morning having announced that Viceroy Lau wald pass through Hongkong the following week on his way to Peking. Owing to the presence of the Chinese marines and military officers, who crowded the pier, the guard of honour furnished by Her Majesty's 27th Inniskillings drew up at the corner of Murray Barracks, to salute the distinguished

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A few minutes before noon, the Viceroy landed at Murray Pier, where Major PALMER, R.E., A I.C., Dr. EITEL, the Governor's Chinese Secretary, and the Canton Commissioner of Customs were waiting. As His Excellency left the Tsing-po, a salute was fired from H.M.S. Victor Emanuel, on landing he was received with a salute from the Royal Artillery at the Wellington Battery. ?le Viceroy was accompanied by his Aides-de-Camp, Colonel LAI, and Major U TA-SHING and hist rpreter, Mr. Sien YAO-KWANG, Acting Assistant Magistrate of the Nam Hoi District. Sedan Casira sent from Government House were provided for the whole party, but the Viceroy preferred his dan chair. Two officers of the Viceroy's staff, with a Deputy officer, Mr. CH'EN SUNG-SHU, tok ?statnand of the escort. The procession formed without difficulty in the following order :---First, are a party of Chinese Marines armed with Snider rifles; next, twelve of the Viceroy's private ser- ?ants, without arms; then, six staff officers on horseback, followed by an enormous red umbrella borne by to men who walked in front of the Viceroy's sedan chair and its eight bearers. Next followed e more staff officers on horseback; next the Viceroy's Aide-de-Camp and his interpreter, whilst Card Lat and Sub-Magistrate WONG of Kowloong City with some of their subordinate officers, *d the procession, which presented a rather picturesque aspect as it slowly wound its way towards *exement House, the whole length of the road being lined by Police Constables placed at intervals ***** paris. On reaching Murray Barracks, where the guard of honour with the band were sta- tooted, the Viceroy gracefully bowed to the colours and to the officers, as the troops presented arms. A card of honour of Sikh armed police was drawn up under the portico of Government House, and ewed arms as the Viceroy ascended the steps, where His Excellency the Governor, in Court uni-

?

xived his illustrious guest, and conducted him forthwith into the drawing-room, where the Ners of Council were successively introduced to the Viceroy. Amongst the company assembled ve His Excellency were, His Excellency Major General DONOVAN, His Honour Chief Justice JOHN SMALE, Commodore SMITH, R.N., the Honourable W. H. MARSH, Colonial Secretary,

88

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1880.

 Honourable J. RUSSELL, Acting Attorney-General, Honourable J. M. PRICE, Surveyor-General, Honourable M. S. TONNOCHY, Acting Colonial Treasurer, Honourable P. RYRIE, M.L.C., Honour- able NG CHOY, M.L.C., Commander CHING, R.N., H.M.S. Iron Duke, Commander SALMOND, R.N., H.M.S. Midge, Commander EDWARDS, R.N., H.M.S. Kestrel, Commander EVANS, R.N., H.M.S. Hart, Lieut. Commander BRIDGER, R.N., H.M.S. Sheldrake, Lieut. CLARK, R.N., H.M.S. Iron Duke, Major HUSKISSON, A.M.S., Captain ST. CLAIR, Brigade-Major, Lieutenant DRUMMOND, A.D.C., Major PALMER, A.D.C., Dr. EITEL, Chinese Secretary and Mr. D'ALMADA E CASTRO, Private Secretary. On shaking hands with Sir JOHN SMALE, the Viceroy said he had heard a good deal of him, and of his exertions for the suppression of the coolie trade. The Viceroy also recognised the Honourable P. RYRIE, who had been introduced to him, he said, on a former occasion, in Canton. When the Honourable No CHOY was presented, the Viceroy cordially congratulated him on his appoint- ment as a Member of Council, and appeared to have entirely forgotten or forgiven the very strong criticism which Mr. NG CHOY last year, as counsel in an extradition case, passed ch the action of some of the Viceroy's subordinates, whose tampering with witnesses for the defence Mr. NG CHOY at the time exposed in unsparing terms. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Tung-wah Hospital Committee, Messrs. CHU U-T'IN and LEUNG ON, were also present by invitation, and were subsequently introduced to the Viceroy. There was some conversation in the drawing- room between the Viceroy and the Governor, who were seated between Major-General Donovan on the one side, and the Chief Justice on the other. The Viceroy spoke of the personal friendship he felt for Mr. HENNESSY, and said he should not fail to take the first opportunity, after arrival in Peking, to bring to the notice of the Throne how well Mr. HENNESSY deserved the thanks of the Emperor for the effect his policy has had on the maintenance of good relations between England and China. He expressed also a wish to have a portrait of Mr. HENNESSY, and promised to send his own in return. No business, official or diplomatic, was alluded to, the Viceroy being evidently careful to preserve for his visit the character of a friendly semi-official call. He also explained that, if he had not already been relieved of his office in Canton, without having entered yet upon his office in Nanking, he would not have been able to pay even this informal visit to Hongkong, without a special Imperial Edict. He gave Mr. HENNESSY a cordial invitation to visit him in Nanking, where, he said, he would take

                                        up his residence as soon as he had paid a visit to his mother and reported himself at the Court. On being shown the pictures of Her Majesty the Queen, the Prince Consort and the members of the Royal Family, His Excellency spoke of the length of Her Majesty's reign, and made some laudatory remarks on the subject. He also showed great interest in two portraits of Lord BEACONSFIELD, and some conversation arose as to the correct pronunciation of the first syllable in the name; and he evinced his knowledge of the Premier's policy when he quietly remarked that he was surprised to notice the great age of Lord BEACONSFIELD as, from the vigour of his Government, he had imagined him to be a much younger man.

             After an inspection of Mr. HENNESSY's collection of blue and white Ming porcelain, and other antiques, the whole assembly adjourned to the dining-room, where tea was served. The intermixture of English naval uniforms and Chinese costumes presented a good effect. On rising to leave, the Viceroy bowed to all the visitors present, and once more assured Mr. HENNESSY of his warm friendship, to which he added the hope of seeing him soon a guest in bis future home at Nanking. He also left his cards for the General, the Commodore, and the Chief Justice. The Viceroy' then left, accompanied by His Excellency the Governor, who parted from him at the wharf, where the Viceroy embarked in the launch Fie-ma. He subsequently privately visited the City Hall, accom- panied by Dr. EITEL, and spent a considerable time in examining the Museum library, where he specially noticed the autograph of the Queen. He went over the whole building, and then procceded to the Public Gardens, which he perambulated at leisure, without concealing his admiration of the effect produced by the talent and care bestowed on the gardens by Mr. FORD, the Superintendent. He did not visit any other place, but returned on board, and left shortly afterwards to return to Canton.

We have good reason to believe that this visit was really what it purported to be, a mere friendly call, prompted by feelings of personal friendship for Mr. HENNESSY. But, considering that His Excellency LAU is the Ex-Viceroy of Canton, and the Viceroy elect of Nanking, and that in his latter capacity he will be ex-officio Superintendent of trade for the South of China, this visit not only reflects favourably on the principles which governed the Viceroy's past career, but indicates also the friendly tendencies which will no doubt mark his Government of the -Two Kiang in Central China and give colour to his future superintendency of the trade of South China,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1880.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

89

1072-10.

23011

THERMOMETER.

BAROMETER.

88 g Attd.

Max.

Min.

Dry.

39.36 59.0

***

Wet.

59.0 55.0

Noon | 30.33|62.0 66.0|56.0 62.0 | 56,0

30.27 63.0

30.35 61.0

**

0 TO 12.

Direc-

tion.

WINDS

Force.

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL.

In inches during

| previous 24 hours,

BAROMETER.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

WINDS

THERMOMETER.

0 TO 12.

Direc- tion.

b.c.

30.19 62.0

59.0 57.0 N

∞ Force.

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL.

previous 24 hours.!

In inches during

b.c.

b.c.

30.19 65.0 69.0|55.066.0 61.0 N

1

b.c.

0.00

63.0 57.5

b.c.

30.16 67.0

66.5 64.0 NW

3

b.c.

61.057.0

b.c.

30.19 64.0

...

63.0 61.0 NE

1 b.c.

Soon

30.33 | 63,0 | 65,5 | 54.0 | 63.0 | 58.0

b.c.

?ukkk7.

30.28 63.0

63.0 59.0

...

b.c.

...

30.19 65.0 67,0|58.0 | 65.0 62.0 E 30.1867.0

b.c.

0.00

:

...

67.0 63.5 W

b.c.

39.35 61.0

61.0 58.0

...

30.32 61.0 65.0 | 58.0 | 64.0 59.0

30.25 65.0

30.34 60.5

65.0 60.0

60.0 58.5

Noon | 30,3063.0 66.0 | 58.0 | 63.0 | 60.0

Patomlar,

3

30.25 63.0

in hamlay,

30.30 GS.0

Noon

3

30.22 | 70.0

30.35 61.5

...

63.0 60.0

...

68.0 64.0

30.29 | 68.5 | 70,0 | 61.0 | 68.0 | 64.5

...

70.0 65.0

...

61.0 60.0

True wind cannot be registered.

b.c.

30.18 65.0

...

b.c.

62.5 61.0 Calm

30.18 67.0 68.0 | 58.0 | 66,5| 63.0 | W

O N

0

b.c.

b.c.

0.00

b.c.

30.16 69.0

69.0 65.0 | SW

2

b.

S

C.

b.c.

b.c.

30.16 65.0

...

63.0 61.0 E

g.m.

...

30.13 68.0

:????

30.16 68.0 73.0|59.0|68.0 65.0 E

4

b.c.m. 0.00

...

65,5 63.0 | E

b.c.m.

***

C.

30.19 69.0

68.0 66.0 Calm

0

g.m.

C.

30.19 69.0 71.0 62.0 67,5 65.0 | E

4

g.m.

0.00

S

c.

30.17 70.0

...

-

...

70.5 68.0 E

g.

30.32 | 61,5 | 70.0 | 60.0 | 61.0 | 59,5

33

C.

30.2166.0

...

62.5 62.0 N

4

o.d.

30.2166.0 71.5| 60.0 64.0 62.0 | N

g.m.

0.00

?e day.

30.26163.0

30.41 53.0

Nxa

3

30,40 | 55.0 | 62.051.0 55.0 50.0

39.31156.5

56.0 50.0

63.0 60.0

C.

30.18 68.0

...

53.0 49.0

C.

30.24 62.0

...

b.c.

b.c.

30.23 63.0

...

68.0 63.0 NE

55.0 53.0 N

g.p.

30.24 62.0 64.0 51.0 59.0 56.0 N

to Co

3

g.

2

b.c.

0.01

64.0 60.0 N

1

b.c.

DAY 139

Hour.

BAROMETER,

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

THERMOMETER.

Attd.

Max.

Min.

Dry.

Wet.

WINDS

0 TO 12.

Direc-

tion.

Force.

WEATHER.

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

THERMOMETER.

WINDS

RAIN FALL.

In inches during

previous 24 hours,

BAROMETER.

Attd.

Max.

Min.

Dry.

Wet.

Ο ΤΟ 12.

Direc-

tion.

Force..

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL.

In inches during

previous 24 hours.

30.21 | 62.0

56.0 52.0 NE

b.c.v.

28.44 50.0

49.0 49.0 ENE

b.c.

...

17 Juney.

Bablay,

Xoa

3

30.2163.0 67.0 | 52,0 | 58.0 53.5 NE

2

30.17 | 63.0

...

+

58.0 55.0 NE

2

b.c.. 0.00

b.c.v.

...

...

...

28.43 54.0 54.0 49.0 | 53.0 51.0 ENE

28.39 56.0

3

b.c.

0.00

56.0 54.0 ENE

2

b.c.

...

Soon

3

...

9 30.19 62.0

30.1964.0 68.0 | 54.5 | 62.0 58.0 NE 30.17 64.0

61.0 58.0 NE

...

60.0 56.5 NNE

2

b.c.h.

...

...

2

b.c. 0.00

2

b.c.

...

***

28.43 53.0

52.052.0 E

28.44 58.0 58.0 50.0 58.0 55.0 ENE

28.44 58.0

58.0 56.0 ENE

3

b.c.

2 b.c.

0.00

2 b.c.

...

9

30.2164.0

58.0 57.0 NNE

1

b.c.m.

28.4455.0

January

3

30.15 66.0

9 30.1862.0

...

Noor | 30.20|66,0|67.0|55.0 65.0 63.0 NE

66.0 63.0 E

60.058.0 NE

2 b.c. 0.00

1 b.c.a.

::

55.0|53.0 | NE 28.44 61.0 61.0 | 53.0 | 60,0 | 56.0 | ENE 28.37 60.0

60.0 58.0 E

3

o.m.

...

1

o.m.

0.00

2

0.m.

***

5 b.c.m.

28.40 54.0

53.0 53.0 E

??

5

o.f.

...

Noon 30.15 63.0 67.0 55.0 | 60.0 58.0 NE

4

b.c.m. 0.00

3

30.14 65.0

9 30.1866.5

60.0 58.0 NE

4

c.m.

28.4156.0 56.0 | 53.0 | 55.0 55.0 E

28.35 59.0

5 o.f.

0.07

59.057.0E

10

5

q.m.

...

...

62.0 61.0 NNE

o.m.

28.43 60.0

59.059.0 E

O.C.

...

...

Nuo 30.16 65.5 67.0 58.0|62.0 | 60.0 NE

2 0.m. 0.00

3

30.1167.0

30.16 63.0

65.0 62.0 NNE

0.m.

28.40 60.0 61.0 55.0 | 60,0 | 60.0 | E

28.36 51.0

0.m.

0.00

61.0 60.0 E

o.m.

60.0 59.0 N

5

o.m.

28.46 56.0

56.0 56.0 E

o.f.

30.17 | 63,5 | 67,057.0 60.0 58.0 NE

o.m.

0.00

3

30.15|63,5|

58.0 58.0 NE

4.

o.m

---

28.42 50.057.0 | 55.0 56,0 | 56,0 | E

28.37 57.0

o.f.

0.00

57.0 56.0 E

CY

O.C.

y

30.26 61.0

          55.0 50.0 N Noon : 3027 61,062.0|56.0 56.051.0 N

...

3

C.V.

28.45 48.0

:

47.0 16.0 NE

19

2

o.m.

$

10.22 20.0

3 b.c.v. 0.00

3 b.c.v.

28.45 | 50.0 | 50,0|46,0 | 49.0|47,0| NE

28.41 51.0

51,049.0 NE

2 b.c.

2

0.00

b.c.

at

*

55.0 50.0 N

bige sky; e. clouds (detached) ; d. drizzling rain; f. foggy; g. gloomy; h?. hail; 7. lightning; m, misty (hazy); o. overcast; p. passing showers; tambora u, ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; visibility, (objects at a distance unusually visible); w. wet (iew), auler any letter augments its signification, thus f. very foggy; r. much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

Inscription of Wind.

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

Hurricane,

.: Air

ale Breeze

1-xer Breuze

Bronze.

Moderate t?nie....

Posjetiale.....

rong Gale

Whole Gala

Just sufficient to give steerage way.

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

set and clean full would go in smooth 3 to 4

1J

water..

15 to 6

Royals, &c...

14

Double Roofs and Jib, &c. Triple Recfs, &e.

Close Reefs and Courses

In which she could just carry in chase, Single Reets and T. G. Sails

full and by...

In which she could just bear close-reefed Main Topsall and reefed. Foresall Under Storm Staysail

Bare Poles

Rate of the Wbd

per Hour in Miles.

Figures to denote the Force of the Wind.

0 to 2

G

3 - 10

1

11-15

y

16

20

3

21

4

30

36

37

44

45 52

8

33

- 60

61

69

10

70 - 80

above 80

Iz

!

90

Letters. Papers.

Ayoun

1 regd.

Lotters. Papers. Dahlgren, E. F. 1 Dawe, Wm.

Letters. Papers.

Grey, Capt. H. 1

1

2

Alick, Mr.

1

Douglas, G.

1

Hair, John

}

Anderson, Thos. 1

1

Drews, William 1

Haworth, J. J.

1

Doidge, R.

1

Houndson, Ino 1

Baring, A.

1 regd.

Donnelly, E. M. 1

Hardcastle, E. L.2

Beaufre, A. 1 card

Bryant, Mr.

Brookes, H.

2

1

Emery, H. C. 1

Ellridge, Frank 1

Hernandes, A. 1 Henderson, John Heslan, Mrs. D. E.

Easton, J.

2

Imberti, Battista 2

Francis, Francis 1

Francisco, Yg. 1 Fonsing, Louis 1 Firmin, Miss A. 1 Fuller, Miss G. 1 Faria, T. V. de 1 Fuke, John

Jenkins, John 1

J. K.

1

Lilley, Capt.

4

Liamo, Monsr. 1

1

Lie Tay Ho

1 regd.

Lauta, G. W.

Cargili, Capt. W. 1

Green, Mrs. M. E.1

Lilly, Miss F. 2

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Atack, (Mypan) 1 regd.

Cararo, Sig. E. 1 card Craig, II.

1

Ching Yong Hup 1 Cadwallader, W.G. 1 Courtenay, Mrs. 1

2

Campbell, Jas. 1 regd. Carles, W. R. Clarke, W. E. 1 Clegg E. A.

1

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 27th January, 1880.

Letters. Papers.

2

Marmaut, B. Michel, Madme. 1 Maury, Monsr. 1 Moonshe, S. D.

Letters. Papers.

Roussel, Monsr. 1

Lots. Ppr.

1

Tause, Miss N. S. 1 Taylor, Wm. Kerr 1

Rodrigues,Sabina 1 1 pcl.

Souza, A. M. P. 1

Voen & Co.

Villani, Antonio 1

Winters, Miss G. 1

White, Mrs. F. W.5 Wor Shang 1 regd.

Walker, Thos. 1

Walker, Ed. R. 1

McFarlane, W. 1 Moreno, C. C. 4

2

17

Reimann, P. P.

Mackie, Y.

1

1

?

Miller, David

1

Rodrigues, J. P. 1

Rollings, John 1

Nero, Mathew 1 Nicholson, Alex. 1

Smith, W. Ferra 3 Sutton, W. Sillifant, E.

1

Stone, E.

1

Ng Ahon

1

Noel, Frank

Shin Lin

1

Salgado, Jos?

Waters, C. A.

1

Sell, G. P.

Wright, C.

1

Page, John E. 2

Sherwood, O. S. 1

Parlance, James 1

Stout, Dr.

1

Ferthelier, Monsr.

1

Spence, D. W. i

Xavier, F. S.

1

Peet & Co., J. 1

Saunders, T.

1

Schweinsberg, G. 1 card.

Young, Henry 1

1

Graham, Mrs. 1

Smith, G.

1

Yew Hing Cheong 1 regd.

Duhamel, Chs. i

Grenfell, C. P. I

MacDuer, Mrs.

1.

Quing Yee

Smith, George I

You Ching, D. I

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Growler,.........1 Letter.

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Shannon,......

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Lets. Ppra

Allice

1

Clara

8

Ella Beatrice

1

Annie Weston

1

Charity

10

Earl of Zetland 1

Italia, s.s. Iris

Mad Cap

-

1

Medora

Stant Sunbeam

1

5

Alexa

1

Call

1

Electra

Morning Star

Sir Lancelot

00 00

3

Anne

1

Choloc

1

Ebenezer

2

1

Jules Dufaure 1

Star of China

Aikshant

1

Clan Alpine, s.s. 11

Endymion

1

Jeddah, s.s.

1

Nettie Merryman 2

Staffordshire

1

Anna Sophia

1

Colwyn

3

Emma

Jane Gibson

1

N. Boynton

1 regd.

Stonewall Jackson

A

Auguste Reimers 2

Ciurn

Norman

1 regd.

Southern Cross 1

Afghan, s.s.

2

Chelmsford

3

Fiery Cross

6

Kun Yang Tye 1

Norman Court 1

S. Stone

1

America

1

Chob Sable

1

Allon, s.s.

1

Corea

2

F. Nightingale

Albion

Consolation, s.s. 1

Ferntower, s.s. 1

Frolich

2

Kinros

1

Nautilos

1

Scindia, s.s.

Katie Flickenger 1

2

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1

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1

Tung Ting, s.s. 1

Anna Sieben

1

Chopsai

1

Pendragon

1

Twilight

Amy Turner

Chunwan

1

Gauntlet

Chili

1

Golwyn

11

Loter

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1

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1

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1

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Ballochmyli

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1

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Edith

G. F. Fruland 1

Glamorganshire 4

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2 1 regd. Hopewell

Lota

1

Peru

NAN

2

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2

Lucia

6

6

Pampero

1

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2

Lancashire Witch 33 4

Palestine

1

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THE

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THE

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The said 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 discharge, 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 the Creditors, and the Creditors who shall have proved their debts respectively, or the majority in value of the said Creditors are hereby directed to choose at such meeting an Assignee or Assignees of the Bank- rupt's Estate and Effects, to be called the Creditor Assignee or Assignees.

Dated this 28th day of January, 1880.

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

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WDROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

報 門 轅 港 香

Published by Authority.

Na 3.

VICTORIA, WEDNESDAY, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

日四十月二十年卯己 日四初月二年十八百八千一

VOL. XXVI.

簿六十二第

1

*

第報

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Translations into Chinese, for the information

of the Chinese portion of the Community, of some the Government Notifications are inserted

.m, but it is to be understood that in case of

inner in the sense of the English and Chinese thes use of the English text must be red za correct.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 17th November, 1879.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given that information has

Teen received from Commodore SMITH, R.N.,

that the morning gun from the Senior British

Naval officers' Ship at this Port is fired at 5 A.M.

      1st April to 30th September, and at 5.30 A.M. m 1st Uctober to 31st March.

By Command,

輔政使司馬 奉

事照得本港轅門報?有憲 督憲誡?憲報英文華文?刊、

者文港

人英

港報馬

港華人週知但須 報由英文譯出華

者仍以英文之意?正此示 文出華文間有未能?合

月卅一

英本憲 !

號五第報憲

示?月 由止月放英輔

木茂

軍文

?淨止 晨 長內得

準初

在開現

輔政使司馬

半鐘?期等因准此合?出 一日止準以每晨五點

曉諭事照得現准水師總統

起為三西

至期十曆長

出點三

及日四所大統?

客要駛

輔政使司馬

曉諭事照得凡有小火船

放收更瑊一響?由西曆四 報 要緩慢行庶免俗艇各 此特示各宜?遵毋違 時遇險及不方便情事?

憲 駛近頭或埋岸之處均 客因小火船疾行之故登

及日

琥六十第報憲

船篇

十千

年七

己卯年 十月 初四日示 一千八百七十九年十一月號 示曉諭俾?週知 一千 八百 八十年

一千 八百 八十年

月八

二十九日示

二月

初二日示

W. H. MARSH,

Colorial Secretary.

ial Secretary's Office,

Hongkong, 29th January, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Capers of Steam Launches are requested to see that their Launches go at a reduced speed when ity of wharves or landing places, so

that the datiger and inconvenience at present.

d to boat passengers by excessive speed on 5 part of the Launches may be obviated.

By Command,

Aonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong. 2nd February, 1880.

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No. 27.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4?? FEBRUARY, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

CHINESE BRITISH SUBJECTS IN CUBA.

The following Despatch is published for

general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 4th February, 1880.

RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR MICHAEL E.

HICKS-BEACH, BART., M.P., TO HIS EXCEL-

LENCY GOVERNOR HENNESSY, C.M.G.

DOWNING STREET,

2nd December, 1879.

SIR, I have the honour to transmit herewith

 for your information and guidance a copy of a letter and its enclosures received from the Foreign

Office on the subject of British protection to

Chinese emigrating from Hongkong to Cuba.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient humble Servant,

M. E. HICKS-BEACH.

FOREIGN OFFICE TO COLONIAL OFFICE.

FOREIGN OFFICE,

November 24th, 1879.

Sir,I am directed by the MarQUIS OF SALIS-

BURY to transmit to you for the information of

the Secretary of State for the Colonies, copies of Despatch from the Acting British Consul General in Cuba and of the reply which has been addressed thereto, from which it will be seen that His Lordship has decided that, in consequence of the arrival of a Chinese Consul General in Cuba there is no reason for continuing to extend British Protection to Chinese in that Island un- less they can give good reasons for showing that they are British subjects.

  I am to suggest, for the consideration of Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH, that directions should be issued with the view of informing Natives of Hongkong that, in the event of their emigrating to Cuba, they will have to take steps on arrival there to prove their British Nationality before British Protection can be extended to them.

I ani, &c.,.

(Signed,) TENTERDEN.

The Under Secretary of State,

COLONIAL OFFICE.

號七卄第報

輔政使司誌

照會事照得現准 大英國會參議藩政院世藝實繻

政衙門協理大臣出

督憲將以下公文印倬

合將該客並所附公文照寄 巴之華人所受英國保護等出推此 外政衙門移客內?由香港前往古

總領導庸容呈一角并本衙門翎覆一角 前往古巴故

曹據該容呈查見中國已派總領

資總督煩盤

行?此須至照

泉週知

該洲所有華人除有確據實薦英籍者外未有原故可以保

到時應立 大臣酌奪可否多溯示知在香港生產之華人如有前往古巴者

至照會者

精者然後可蒙 大英國保護?此

保往

護古

?巴 以巴

保故

一千 八百 八十年

香港等處地方兼理水陸軍

欽命總督

藩右須

藩政衙門協理大臣

二月

初四日示

一千八百七十九年十二月初二日 務水師提督佩帶三等寶星

七十

+

+

6

?ORINGA OFFICE TO ACTING CONSUL AT CUBA.

FOREIGN OFFICE,

November 24th, 1879.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY,

駐右事非貴貴護國貴藩劄外

1880.

93

駐劄夏灣

總總者

會確領領兼有領大事衙

事有原事臣照門 府確故府劄得協 保據可案

實以本

保?

1

in apiy to your Despatch No.40 of the

tiek attune, I am directed by the MARQUIS OF 11 to inform you that, in consequence of ad a Chinese Consul General in Cuba,

te

1 Lammashop has decided that, there is no reason verdaming to extend British Protection to

e in the Island.

1

ver a Chinese labourer in Cuba claims Web Protection and can show beyond doubt

at was born in the British Dominions, Her New Consul General should afford him that pe section, but the burden of proving his British barcality must in all cases fall

upon

the

ap-

You will place yourself in communication with The Chuneese Consul General with a view of trans- 4 to his protection all the Chinese who tow registered at Her Majesty Consulate teral art who cannot show good ground for dered British Subjects. I am to en- wer your information a copy of a letter b. ben addressed to the Colonial Office

trong

I am, &c.,

(Signed,) TENTERDEN.

1. xxx. Esq..

.he..

fc. HAVANA.

+

九年

+

劄衙

38. 外政衙門協理大臣田

劄覆事照得准到十月廿五日第四十號呈現奉

國未有原故可以保護該洲華人倘在古巴有傭工之華人?求英國保 貴總領事府案本衙門查見中國已派總領事府前往古巴故定嗣後英

在大英楹地生產者應由

照會藩政衙門之公文一角抄送煩?查知?此須至劄覆者 貴總領事府保護但須由?求之人勉力立明實英籍之證據?仰 貴總領事與中國總領事府商酌飭令一切華人在本國領事府注?凡 據實屬英國赤子者應歸中國領事府保護叉奉將本衙門因此

嘉覆

者衙

此凡

保英 ?

號二十第報憲

示諭各宜?遵毋遠特示

夕第竹后千

使

點差夕第七為司 ?鐘館夜 十准馬 起起四號 華

限上點差年人奉 至自鐘館

元城起起十例

卯八

年八

+

+

用輿 輿點

起月隍允放

隍限上條新

俯夜廟至自則歲 順九街正城例燒

初廟准爆

二街燒竹

日起故事

情巡

黑得總巡捕廳?論遵依一

因目下隆冬風高物燥誠恐妄用爆竹間或失慎則觸怒祝融矣?此 嚴拿究辦? 督憲雖仍俯瞰輿情但亦甚望爾居民人等格外謹慎

此懷剷除道

日示

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notion is hereby given that, in view of the 己

lang Chinese New Year, the Superin- Police has been authorised to give

      *. under Ordinance 10 of 1872, for w to be fired under the following restric-

In the Districts West of the Cross Roads

and of Shing-wong Street the firing of

Crackers will be permitted from 4 P.M. a the 9th until 4 PM. on the 11th February;

In the Districts East of the Cross Roads and of Shing-wong Street, Crackers may be fired only between the hours of 4 P.M. of the 9th and 9 P.M. of the Toth February.

The Pollor will have strict orders to summon ??" sous firing Crackers in contravention

wing restrictions.

1

at allowing thus the same liberty as 月月

. His Excellency the Governor desires

public to take special precautions on win, as the unusual dryness of the wmiter stenoses the danger of a conflagration arat e as case of careless handling of Crackers. By Command,

4

al. Soerytary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

+

11 +

五六

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 26th January, 1880.

輔政使司馬 營憲定機各學 入國 各學童入

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No. 200.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION,

Notice is hereby given that, after the next

Chinese New Year Holidays, a fee of one dollar

each will be payable monthly, in advance, by all

the Scholars attending the Government Central School.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Hongkong, 3rd October, 1879.

Colonial Secretary.

號百

11

第報

家大書院肄業者計自

新歲獻假後

起每名每月收修金

壹六上期送級?此

特示遲知

日卯年八月十八日示

LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS ADDRESSED TO CHINESE.

February 3rd, 1880.

-

人到貴現海外車付日香港驛務總局如有此人

付橫田

原傅號賓廳

收入 寶有由外做到信

在環;德海姆有此八可到本領取運

一詞鄧楊大收

一封永泰昌收

又一封會敬林收

又一封交黃禁收入 闖一封國泰祥收入

收英收收

一封槊諮廷收

一些?錫 收

一封經輝收

一封盧克收

一封馬貴 收

一封傅保母親:

一封吳源成收

一封交保昌收

一封交周香收

馬貴同收

又一封刀官

又一封司徒

又一封會英才

又一封李永

封陳思敏收

一封交洪能收

一封交趙聘收

一封王交通收

一封交記收入 又一封吳?仲收入 又一未先付家嫂收入 又一對交全記廠收 又一封交融與收入 又一封交何來收71

一封交癜

一封

收收收收收收收

一封楊

一封培

一封祖森收 77

一封交存福堂收

一封交全興收入

一封吳南山收

一封交恒徒收

一封交

一封?成貴收

收入

楊亞才:

一封張維章收

又一封交陳騫收入

一封蘇大保母收

又一封交鍾星橋收入

一封願仁貴收入

一封蔣玉科收

又一封鄭謙叔收入

又保家信一封交盛彬收入

又一封交陳杜收 一ㄘ蔡江澤收 ㄧ對賴科仙收 一交友賢收入

又保家信一封?和生收入

$

THE H?NGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

GOVERNMENT EDUCATION, HONGKONG.

Antonios of His ExceLLENCY THE GOVERNOR AT THE CENTRAL SCHOOL, 30TH JANUARY, 1880.

The following is extracted from the Report in the "Daily Press."

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The mual public examination of the scholars attending the Central School was to have been held ay morning, but none of the public attended to question the boys. At noon His Excellency HENNESSY, C.M.G.. arrived, attended by Major PALMER, R.E., A.D.C., and proceeded to nate the prizes; having done so, His Excellency said--

*

Estes and gentlemen, it is the usual custom on these occasions for the Governor of the Colony y review any changes that may have occurred respecting the public instruction of the Colony g the previous year. When I distributed the prizes in the Central School in January, 1879, Dr. Kaur was absent in Great Britain, and on his return important changes were made. During his in his own country, the head master of this school obtained from the University where as a had studied a high recognition of his ability, character and learning, for he then received ancient University of Aberdeen the ad eundem degree of Doctor of Laws. It is fitting on this when he has returned to the Colony and is presiding over this flourishing institution, that at. 1 I should congratulate him on the honour he thus received. Dr. STEWART received, I think I all it, another honour though it was in the practical way of official business, in the Colony itself. aiter his return. He has been for many years one of the most eminent officials in the Government e desk ng. But, last summer, for the first time in his carcer, he was placed upon the Executive o the Colony, and for three months filled the responsible post of Acting Colonial Secretary. abo are aware how able is the staff of officials that I have the advantage to be assisted by, can what i will call the substantial honour that was conferred upon Dr. STEWART by placing to the Council and putting him, even for the short space of three months, at the head of the Cd Service of the Colony. I will only say this much, that, though he did his work absenior, yet, in the ordinary routine of official business, not a week has elapsed since then arve come before me which enable me to judge how far the acting appointment I had made viperete, and I un bound to say that Dr. STEWART performed the high functions of Colonial

entire satisfaction, and to the credit of the Colony.

my e

year 1879 is in other respects also an epoch in the history of public instruction in Hongkong. Sur, during his absence in England, was requested by the Secretary of State to express Vlk med fully to Her Majesty's Government his opinion upon one or two subjects of paramount It is known to all of you that the Government scheme of education, as far as the grants- are concerned, was a scheme which did not commend itself to the universal approval of those i in eineation in Hongkong. The part of the scheme that was particularly objected to was a to this effect--that no school could get a Government grant in which there had not been four ry day of purely secular instruction. From papers laid before the Legislative Council, it is matter of notoriety that various religious bodies in the Colony took objection to that clause in in-aid scheme. It was objected to by Bishop RAIMONDI; it was objected to by our late haplain, the Rev. Mr. KIDD; it was objected to by Pastor KLITZKE, of the Perlin Mission: ach ease the objection took this form: they said, "We object to the word 'secular' being in the naid scheme. We object especially to the word 'secular' being in that part of the scheme relates to the books we are to employ. We have no objection to have, as in other parts of the a system of examination in secular subjects by independent Government Examiners testing the of education, but we do desire to have the Bible, or to have religious teaching, made a part lady school life; and, that being so, we cannot accept the Government restrictions.'

of such importance that I think it was most fortunate that my friend Dr. STEWART had an Now, this ty of stating at length his own views on the subject, and of representing also the views of an portion of this community. I will read to you a sentence in which Dr. STEWART dealt bet in his report to the Secretary of State, and I think you will at once admit that, in thus question as a high question of policy, to be decided by the Secretary of State and on the

ty of Her Majesty's Government-he took a wise and proper course. START, written in November, 1878, to the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, ie said:— I find that, in a letter

He text objection is to the word 'secular' wherever it occurs, and to the provision that religious the mist be either before or after the four hours of secular instruction required by the code." ly explained in what sense the word 'secular' is used in the scheme. To remove it and to as instruction to be given during the time required for the subjects of the standards would a sacritice of the principle on which Government grants for education are now allowed. If, as Bobop claims, distinctive Catholic teaching must pervade the whole work and time of his schools,

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K

"the Government by allowing this would be departing from the position of religious neutrality which it 譬 has hitherto thought it advisable to maintain. All the protestant denominations that have accepted the "scheme comply ungrudgingly with the regulation, which would therefore appear to be a fir and a "reasonable one. It seems to me that this point is one peculiarly calling for the decision of the Boeretary "of State as a question of policy."

Now, before I received the decision of Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH upon this report of Dr. STEWART, there came to me a representation from the Rev. Mr. Kinn, our late Colonial Chaplain, in which he stated in one sentence his objection to the grant-in-aid scheme. He said:---

I cannot

"I am sorry to say that I am unable to put my school under Government inspection, and thus claim "the pecuniary support (under the grant-in-aid scheme) which I really very much need. "conscientiously give secular instruction only for the required number of hours per day, nor can I omit "the Bible and the Prayer Book from my time-table."

The question that Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH had to decide was one of importance. De SnowAnt had properly described it. It was a question of policy, and it has been finally set at rest, the decision being that the word "secular," wherever it appeared, was to be struck out of our grant-in-aid scheine. In reply to the letter of the Colonial Chaplain I received a despatch dated April, 1879, from Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH, telling ine that, the modifications he had instructed me to make in the grat-in-aid scheme would remove the objections taken to it by the late Colonial Chaplain; and no doubt that is the The grant-in-aid scheme is now published for the information of the whole community. The word "secular" no longer appears in it. Every friend of education in the Colony can now come under that scheme and get the benefit of it. The schools must be open to Government inspection Govern- ment Examiners must examine the children, and report upon the results of education in the specified subjects of the standards; and upon those reports the Government will give its aid. So far the thai important question, The decision, I am aware, has given general satisfaction throughout the whole community.

case.

There was another subject, and one also of public interest, which at that time was nader, the consideration of Her Majesty's Government, who were assisted in coming to a decision by the presence of Dr. STEWART in London; and that is, the question of English teaching in the Goverment Schools of Hongkong. You are all aware that. on the first occasion of my coming here, and I think 1 may say on every other occasion when I have had to address the managers, or the pupils' prrents, or promoters of schools in this Colony, I have invariably dwelt on the importance of teaching English to the Chinese. I have noticed to-day with satisfaction that, among the prizes which have bear paovided for the pupils here by Mr. STEWART, all those books that you saw on my right hand, and which I have just been giving away, are books that will be useful in teaching English to the Chinese boys who gor them. Dr. STEWART selected these books himself. They are copies of an English and Chinese dictionary, a practical and valuable prize. But this is not the only indication that Dr. STEWART has gison of his intention to have more English taught in the Colony. The question was put to him in Englend at the instance of the Secretary of State, as to how far he could manage to have the teaching of Chiave made optional in this school. It was represented to the Government that some of the Chinese boys coming here wished to devotet hemselves to learning English, and that, having already, in their opinion, the opinion of their parents, a sufficient knowledge of Chinese, they might be allowed to study Wuglish throughout the whole of the school hours. Dr. STEWART'S remark upon that is to this het, in a letter dated London, 17th January, 1879. addressed to the Under Secretary at the Colonial (Valeo:

Or

"In answer to your question whether the duties could not be so arranged as to leave it optional for "a boy to learn English during all the hours allotted to work, or English for part of time, tod Chinese limited "for the 'rest, I reply that it could not be done with the existing building, and with the "staff of masters, but if it is considered desirable by the Secretary of State that the option should de "given, I will waive my own opinion and give effect to the regulation as soon as the new ang?mments "will permit of its being done."

Now, gentlemen, this brings me to the statement that the provision of a suitable building for the

laci Central School is still under the consideration of the Government. In the early part of lion year ! gave instructions that the plans and specifications should be prepared for the new Central School, thit Dr. STEWART was to be consulted as to the precise requirements he thought necessary and that his wishes were to be acted on as to the nature and dimensions of the building. The deperiment to which that work is entrusted has been occupied with a very urgent work, the most buportant. I think. can find perhaps, we have had in this Colony, the rebuilding of the Praya wall, and no one, fault with the Surveyor General that, during my absence in Japan, he should have had to apply to the Administrator for permission to postpone dealing with the school until the Praya works were finished. That permission was given, and very properly so. I have no doubt, under the circonstances. The result is that Dr. STEWART has not the capacious building he ought to have in eoructing this important institution. I may mention, in connection with the subject of teaching English to the Chinese, that I asked the Secretary of State to allow me to build five new schools in this Colony for the Chinese, where they would be taught English, saying that in the meantime efforts would be made to introduce it in all the village schools. Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH has authorised me to build

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TM? FEBRUARY, 1880.

97

4 to expend $10,000 on the work, and that also will be the duty of the Surveyor he task he has now in hand is finished; he will then undertake the preparation of plans itional schools. In a word, you will see that Her Majesty's Government, and the we are alive to the importance of teaching English to the Chinese youth of this Colony,

to al steps are being taken to secure that result.

first I spoke from this desk, I adverted to the fact that Dr. STEWART, filling the two Master and Inspector, was over-worked, and I indicated my wish that he might be tor of Schools in the Colony, and relieved from the task of Head Master. Sir BACH, in the decision at which he arrived on the public instruction of Hongkong, torm Dr. STEWART that he thought the work of the Central School was enough for was coon, and that therefore he was to be retained as the head master of the Central School, and w of inspector was to be conferred on some other gentleman. Arrangements in accordance ch of the Government have been made, but I have no hesitation in saying that I regard soral and temporary. I was most fortunate in obtaining for the Inspectorate of the the Colony the services of Dr. EITEL, a friend of education and an accomplished new fills the appointment of Inspector of Schools. But I have recommended Dr. EITEL ent for another appointment, namely, that of being the head of a staff of interpreters, Secretary, a post which formerly existed and was found a very useful one; and, if think fit to approve of my suggestion, the consequence will be that the appointment Shs will then be vacant. Everyone knows that, on its falling vacant, I should best dary to the public Instruction of Hongkong, if I were then to ask Her Majesty's Govern- Dr. STEWART the Inspectorate not only of the schools with which Dr. ErTEL now deals, Lods together with the Central School, so that he will then be the head of the Educa- ent of the Colony ir all its branches. That, I trust, we may yet accomplish; at all events, recommend it; and when it is done, but not till then, shall I be satisfied that Dr. so the position he is entitled to hold.

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year, not only were the changes to which I have adverted made by Her Majesty's a very eminent gentleman who had called to see me Mr. ROBERT HART, the head Customis Service of China, a trusted and able officer of the Emperor of China, and, e most distinguished men in the East-expressed his gratitude for what had been done Arsenal and for certain works at Tientsin by the Government scheme of education in be told me that every year young Chinese, well trained in their own language, were school to the Foochow Arsenal, and to other places in China where the Imperial Chinese have works; and that the young men who had been trained here were found most useful etiovernment in the sphere in which they were then placed. Well, I told Mr. HART that cays a treeable for the Governor of the Colony to receive the thanks of any man for what the at had en doing: but I did not conceal from him my conviction that the young men who to the Poochow Arsenal, or who might be sent to the Chinese Government establishments gght to be educated, not at the expense of the ratepayers of Hongkong, but at the ex- verument of China; and that, whilst it might be a very laudable undertaking to do the four hundred millions of Chinese in this vast empire near us, and that, whilst it fmily act to assist the Chinese Government as far as the training of its Chinese officials vertheless, it did occur to me that Her Majesty's Government and the 140,000 inhabitants

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something to say to the question; and that, if a Chinese youth is to spend five or to this school, being highly trained under a distinguished head master and able staff of ter all it might be better for the Colony if that young man remaired in Hongkong and did i to the Foochow Arsenal. And then the question arises, how does it come to pass that g men do not remain in the Colony, but that we send so many of them to be employed by

loverument ? This is

This is certainly an interesting question to answer, for there is no doubt gkong, as some friends who are sitting here on my right know, there is a great demand for ths who really understand English, have a knowledge of book-keeping, and can assist in ints and that the European merchants would be glad to have an ample supply of clerks but that, nevertheless, the number of Chinese boys educated here who have a good English both speaking and writing it--is very limited indeed. Many of my friends pan merchant's feel the inconvenience of this state of things. The records and accounts Arsenal are kept in Chinese, and if we set before us the task of training young natives , we must of course look to teaching them Chinese rather than English. But, I must de what we can to assist in giving the students educated here and in our other tod of education suited for the mercantile life of Hongkong-this great dep?t of British tamere-In that way we shall be doing our duty to Her Majesty's Government and to It is my wish-it has been the ambition of nearly every man who preceded ine 54 of this Colony, and it has been the policy of all Secretaries of State who have decessors and myself that Hongkong should be made an Anglo-Chinese Colony, ty should have thousands upon thousands of Chinese subjects, with a thorough the English hupguage--amenable to English law and appreciating the British constitution,

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loyal to their QUEEN, and a strength to this distant part of Her Majesty's Empire. Our odn?sgje scheme will accomplish a practical result if it assists in achieving that. An Anglo-Chinese Cele such as I have over and over again expressed my wish to see here, must spring from the children the Colony. Last year there came to me a deputation of Chinese merchants and shopkeepers. Som of them said, "We have children and grand-children, born in this Colony, and we curscives dosine become naturalised. We desire to see the property we hold transmitted to our children as fra British subjects to British subjects;" and they asked for my assistance to this cod. They also told me they desired to keep their children here, with all their future interests wrapped up in Hoogk...

I believe that the carrying as their permanent home, their real country and last resting place.

out of that policy will, not only advance the interests of the natives, but also facilitate the operations of the European merchants who feel the want of English speaking Chinese employ?s; and, above al it will assist in carrying out the policy Her Majesty's Ministers have in view, that of securing he a peaceful, intelligent, reliable Anglo-Chinese community.

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Now, ladies and gentlemen, I have thus referred briefly to the changes that have been made in 1879, and to the policy I believe our education system should be identified with, I will only add that during the absence of the head master he had no fault to find with the way in which this school was conducted; on the contrary, he tells me it was managed during his absence to his satisfaction, and be has assured me to-day that the staff of teachers present he regards as a most able, efficient, and loval We have present at this moment 399 pupils. That is a respectable number to have at these exa- minations. The result, as far as the papers show, is also, Dr. STEWART tells me, most satisfactory. And I believe it is satisfactory, for this reason, that, in dealing with this school, knowing the character, I ability, and attainments of its head master, I have agreed to every proposal he has made to me. will let you into one little secret of official work. There comes to me every day a despatch-box from, the Colonial Secretary's Office, filled with what we call the Colonial Secretary's Office papers, thar is. various applications made by heads of departments and others on public business. That comes to ne every morning, and I endeavour as early in the day as I can to deal with it. So far as clucation goes. I am in this position, that, when I see a C.S.O. paper with the hand writing of Dr. STEWART upon it. and the pr?cis of its contents outside, I don't take the trouble of opening it. I read the lle pr?cis he has made, and I write under it "approved," sign my name, and send it back to the Colonial Secre- tary's Office. I am bound to say that I do the same with the papers that come to me from Dr. Errst. the Inspector of Schools; and, therefore, I must frankly admit, that so far as the adulaksirative confluct of the education department is concerned, my duties are extremely limited. Accordingly, Indies and gentlemen, I must on this occasion express to all the officers connected with this department my thanks. They have done their duty to my entire satisfaction, and in a way that gives me, as hond of the Government, no trouble whatever. And having now thanked them, I must also express to you. ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the head master and myself, our thanks for your attendance here to-day, and I have the pleasure of announcing to the boys that they will receive from this date the customary holidays.

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   Dr. STEWART thanked His Excellency on behalf of the school for his attendance, and also the visitors and donors of prizes, and asked His Excellency to announce that the holidays would continu to the 2nd March.

   His Excellency made the announcement as to the holidays, and said he would ask his Chinese friends on this occasion to terminate the proceedings by giving three cheers for Dr. STEWART.

   Three cheers were then given for Dr. STEWART. followed by three for His Excellency, and the boys were dismissed.

No. 28.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4? FEBRUARY 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

PAPERS RELATING TO THE PURCHASE AND DETENTION OF CHILDREN, KIDNAPPING, AND SO CALLED DOMESTIC SERVITUDE IN HONGKONG.

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The following documents have been laid before the Legislative Council by order of His Excellency the Governor.

By Cominaud,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1880.

40 No. 1,210, Imored 14th May,

1473.

PETITION FROM TSANG San-Fat.

W. II. MARSIL,

Colonial Secretary.

Tsang San-fat begs to report that, on the 29th day of the 8th month last year (5th October, 1877), owing to stress of poverty, he gave away his little daughter, aged six years, and named SAM A-KIN, to LEUNG A-TSIT of the MAN-wo shop, the understanding being that LEUSO A-TSIT should find her a husband when she grew up and should not send her away to other ports. On the 10th of this month one of petitioner's partners, A-SIN, came and said that LEUNG A-TSIT was in a day or two going to take away the little girl to another place.

   On the 12th, petitioner went to the shop and taxed him with this, and he made soine excusc as to the effect that there were going to be great disturbances in Hongkong, but in reality he was simply making a plausible excuse to cover his real intention of selling the little girl.

   Your petitioner therefore begs that he may be prevented from carrying his design into effect, and that Police may be sent to the Dock to arrest him.

To

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary.

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

(4) Sn. 1,2:1:1.

travel 29th May,

Inia.

PETITION FROM LEUNG A-TSIT.

LEUNG A-TSIT, aged 50 years, living in the MAN-WO shop at the TAI-KOK-TSUI Dock, wishes to place ou record a case in which he is likely to be cheated.

   Your petitioner who is a native of Ka Ying-chau has now for a long time been doing business at Tai-kok-tsui.

puse

On the 29th day of the 8th month of the year Ting-chau (5th October, 1877), a man named TSANG SAN-FAT made an arrangement with your petitioner by which he, being unable to support, a imily handed over to him his little daughter LAM A-KIN, aged 6 years. This was done through the trumentality of a man named WAN A-CHEUNG. The little girl was to become your petitioner's dughter, and was to be brought up by him, he paying twenty three dollars to the parents for the ex- pe they had been put to in rearing their daughter. On the other hand it was arranged that when the girl grew up, the privilege of finding a husband for her should devolve entirely upon the foster pients and should not concern in the most remote degree the actual parents. On this understanding the girl was taken to your petitioner's house, and a regular deed of transfer was drawn up.

                                   from The parent TSANG San-Fat is now however intriguing with a view to extorting money your titioner, and threatens in answer to repeated remonstrances that he will find out a way of doing it. Your petitioner therefore appeals for protection against impeding calamities.

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The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary.

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

MINUTE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR.

To the Attorney General.

   The parties to these two petitions (1216 and 1233) appear to acknowledge being concerned in an illegal transaction.

J. POPE HENNESSY. 29th May, 1878.

MINUTE BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

The transactions referred to would not be recognized in our laws as giving any rights except per- qs as to guardianship, but I am unable to say that there is anything illegal in the matter beyond that.—I do not think it is a criminal offence if it goes no further than the adoption of a child and the joyment of money to its parents for the privilege.

31st May, 1878. ·

G. PHILLIPPO.

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MINUTES BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR.

  Write to TSANG SAN-FAT saying he is entitled to the lawful custody of his child and refer him to the Police Magistrate.

  Write to LEUNG A-TSIT saying that according to British law the father TSAng San-Fat is entitled to the lawful custody of his child.

J. POPE HENNESSY. 1st June, 1878.

No. 27.

ACTING POLICE MAGISTRATE TO ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.

MAGISTRACY, HONGKONG, 12th June, 1878.

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  SIR-I have the honour to request that the Attorney General's opinion be obtained as to wha course the Magistrates should pursue with respect to the enclosed petition. From inquiries which have made it appears the girl was sold in October last and in consideration of the purchase mone $23.00 her father, the petitioner, signed a document renouncing all further claim to the girl. Notwith standing this he now wants to get her back, but being unable to refund the purchase money the pur chaser naturally objects to give up the girl, whom, having no children of his own, he had adopted as: laughter.

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To

The Honourable J. M. PRICE,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

Sc.,

Sc.,

fc.

I have,.&c.,

C. V. CREAGH,

Acting Police Magistrate,

MINUTE BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

  The petition is not translated and I do not know what the Magistrate is asked to do. I know no authority empowering the Magistrate to order the delivery of the child to the father. A write habeas corpus from the Supreme Court is the only means that I know of for enabling the father to obtain the possession of the child, if it is persistently refused.

14th June, 1878.

G. PHILLIPro.

MINUTE BY THE ACTING POLICE MAGISTRATE.

  The purchaser of the girl says he is quite prepared to give her up when his money is repaid br that, otherwise, he will not part with her unless compelled to do so by law.

17th June, 1878.

C. V. CREAGH, Acting Police Magistrale.

MINUTE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR.

I fear the Attorney General does not recognize the gravity of this ense. I must trouble him to take steps to prosecute on my behalf the purchaser

of the girl.

J. POPE HENNESSY. 19th June, 1878.

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MINUTE BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

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1 find no evidence upon these papers to sustain a criminal prosecution and i am at a loss what bring. If His Excellency will specify the offence which he considers has been committed, hall have my immediate attention. In my opinion, partics entering into a transaction of this I do England would in no way bring themselves within the operation of the criminal law. Olinances 4 of 1865, Par. 51, or 2 of 1875, the only local legislation that I know of on A, ?ljert, apply to the circumstances of this case.

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Excellency may remember the case of Dr. EITEL some months ago in which I gave pia e as to the necessity of a habeas corpus to decide the rights of parties to the custody of a child.

G. PHILLIPPo.

21st June, 1878.

MINUTE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR.

I felt no difliculty in acting on the Attorney General's advice in the case to which he refers, of the girl who had been brought to the London Mission House, the daughter of a deceased Christian, but ined by another relative of doubtful character. This case is not similar. The allegation is made ky the father that his child is forcibly detained by a man who admits he had purchased her, and who the father alleges is about taking the child out of the Colony for the purpose of selling her.

Such is the allegation made by the father of the child in his first petition of the 24th of May, and again peated in his petition of the 14th June. The father's evidence to that effect may or may not le trustworthy. But, if it should turn out to be true, the Attorney General in declining to comply with my instructions of the 19th June, will have incurred a grave responsibility.

J. POPE HENNESSY. 26th June, 1878.

MINUTE BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

I did not refer to Dr. EITEL's case as being exactly similar to the present one, but only for the ?ly?e given to His Excellency on that occasion. In many respects however I think it was similar, as a that case, if I remember rightly, the mother claimed the child and the widow of the deceased was disposed to give her up upon being refunded a certain amount which she stated had been spent on the . I am not aware that I have ever declined to comply with His Excellency's "instructions," I ely wished to know in what respect His Excellency considered the law had been broken before I tol any specific charge to be brought. Upon perusal of His Excellency's Minute of 26th June, 1978, I gathered that His Excellency considered that a charge could be substantiated against LEUNG Verstr of forcibly detaining the child under Ordinance 4 of 1865, Par. 51, with a view to selling her in we place out of the Colony. I thereupon immediately instructed Mr. SHARP, the Crown Solicitor, to ee the father of the child in order to get a statement from him upon which to found an application to Magistrate for a Summons or Warrant. Mr. SHARP has seen both the father and mother of the child god I forward herewith the statements made by them to him. If His Excellency thinks upon perusing these statements that any case can be substantiated against LEUNG A-TSIT under Section 51 of Ordi- patov 4 of 1875 (taking into consideration also the proviso at the end of the Section which directs that rson claiming any right to the possession of a child shall be liable to be prosecuted by virtue Beef on account of the getting possession of such child or taking such child out of the lawful pos- wo of hy person having the lawful charge thereof) or upon any other charge, in deference to His Frollewey's view, I will at once instruct the Crown Solicitor to make an application to a Magistrate a Stammmons. His Excellency will observe now that there is no evidence, not even hearsay, accord- ing to the mother's statement of any intention of selling the child even if we could prosecute for a bare ttesation.

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I have no hesitation in repeating my deliberate opinion that in a case of this sort the Magistrate to jurisdiction—that at the most he could only use a little moral pressure and that if His Excellency Is to suppress the practice of parties adopting children or taking them as servants on giving a ty to the parents, by the institution of criminal proceedings against parties obtaining possession children from their parents, under such circumstances it will be necessary to introduce special pro-

s for the purpose.

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In the munerous cases which have appeared in England where the recovery of a child has been *ght the proceedings have always been by habeas corpus and no instance can be found of proceedings ing taken under 2 and 25 Viet., C. 100, Par. 56, corresponding to our Ordinance 4 of 1865, Par. 51, the punishment of a person to whom the parents have voluntarily transferred a child, even, where er consent is subsequently revoked and the child' is detained as in the present case.

G. PHILLIPPO.

Attorney General.

dil. July, 1878.

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STATEMENT OF CHUN-SHE.

CHUN-SIE, wife of TSANG SAN-FAT, states:-Some time last September, my husband told me that

Tsang San-fat, he owed some money to LEUNG A-Tsir, who had asked us to give him our little girl Las-KI insteal. I talked the matter over with my husband and being pressed for the debt, we determined to part with the girl provided $2 extra was paid.

Some few days afterwards the man LEUNG A-TSIT came to our house for the child; he paid the $2 to my husband and we then, of our own free will, gave up the little girl, and he took her was very sorry about it and cried. The arrangement was that he was to keep her at his own

away. and by and bye find her a husband. There was'nothing said about selling or not selling her, no paper was made out. I several times visited her at Leung A-TSIT's house and found that she was in no way ill-treated. I fancied however that LEUNG A-cmr did not much like my coming so often to his house to see the girl.

One day in May this year A-SIN (a man employed by LEUNG A-TSIT) happening to pass my house, I called him in to have a cup of tea and he then told me that his master was going to send the girl away somewhere. A-SIN did not say anything about LEUNG A-rstr selling the child, nor did he mention what place she was likely to go to. asked him to make enquiries, and to prevent her being sent away. My husband afterwards informed me I told my husband what A-six had said to me and I that he had petitioned the Government on the subject.

I last saw the girl about 2 months ago and I believe she is still at LEUNG A-Tsrr's house.

  I should like my daughter to come back, for then I could betroth her when she is old enough, and I should then probably have money enough to pay LEUNG A-TSIT.

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STATEMENT OF TSANG SAN-FAT.

TSANG SAN-FAT, a Stone Cutter, living at Tai-kok-tsui, British Kowloon, states as follows:-1 have a little girl, 6 years of age, named LAM-KI. LEUNG A-TSIT of the Man-wo Barber's shop near SPRATT's Dock, the sum of $5 which with interest. Some 3 years ago I borrowed of a man named (10 cents per month for every dollar), now amounts to $23. Last year, September, 1877, LEUNG A- TSIT came to me and demanded payment. diflicult to provide for my family, and therefore I could not pay.

I told him, I had no money, moreover that. I found it very give me your daughter instead, and when she is grown up, I will find a husband for her. No terms He then said, very well, you can were then come to, but we had some more conversation about it 10 days afterwards when it was agreed that LEUNG A-TSIT should have the girl for $25, viz.: the $23 already owing and $2, which was to be paid to my wife, Chan-sue as tea-money, it was further arranged that Leung A-rsie was not to sell the girl but get her ? husband when she was old enough to marry. LEUNG A-TSIT brought me the $2 when I and my wife handed him over our daughter and he took

                             On the 5th October, 1877, ? her away. No paper was drawn up or signed at any time. My wife occasionally visited the child at

LEUNG A-TSIT's house and found her comfortable and well-looked after.

   One day last May, 1878, a man named A-SIN, employed as a barber in LUNG A-TSIT's shop passed by my house during my absence and told my wife that LEUNG A-TSIT was going to take the girl away, this was told to me on my return from work, and I then went to LEUNG A-Tsir and made ? enquiries. LEUNG A-TSIT informed me that he thought it would be best to send the girl away—he did not say where in consequence of the disturbed state of Hongkong, owing to the war between England and Russia. I told the shopkeeper about it, but after making some enquiries they did not further in-

terfere.

I then petitioned the Registrar General who told me to lay my case before the Colonial Secretary, which I did. I have no evidence as to any intention on the part of LEUNG A-rstr to sell the child except what was said by A-SIN. The girl has not been sent away yet. I do not much care about the child coming back as I am very poor, but my wife is very anxious that she should return for she does not like the thought of her being sent away. If she comes back to us, I will do all I can to support her and to get her betrothed by and bye when I shall probably be able to pay back what I owe to LEUNG A-TSIT.

My wife is very busy attending to my old mother and working for the daily rice, so that it would be very difficult for her to come over and give evidence.

Hongkong, 1st July, 1878.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, IT FEBRUARY, 1880.

Marial of Chinese Merchants, &c., praying to be.

allowed to form an Association for suppressing

kidnapping and traflic in human beings.

To His EXCELLENCy the Governor.

The humble petition of the undersigned resi

and merchants of Hongkong, being natives

dte Timg-ki?n District, viz. Lo Jaai-ping, Shi

Mag-kai, Fung Ming-sh?n, Ts? T?t-shing and L?rs, of Bonham Strand, No. 3, in the matter

of uniting to offer rewards on account of the

Lly increase of crimes of kidnapping, praying

trile issue of a warrant with a view to make

lavours to stop these crimes and to pacify the l-behaved people,

Sheweth,

That there are strict regulations in Hongkong

filling the sale of honest people through

blnapping or deceit, and that, thinks to. His Ellency the Governor repeatedly taking repres-

e measures against kidnappers, the latter know

well that they must be careful as to their move- bats, and consequently this great evil became

wul nigh extinguished,

That, however, quite lately the minds of some ple have become perverted in deceit, pretend- to obey the law and secretly disobeying it, uing a dangerous secret gaine and moving at between East and West, the worst being tweens and old women who have houses

fethe detention of kidnapped people and, as it tay be, inveigle virtuous women or girls to come pllongkong, at first deceiving then by the pro- of finding them employment (as domestic rants) and then proceeding to compel them force to become prostitutes or exporting them aloreign port, or distribute them by sale over the front ports of China, boys being sold to become

tel children, girls being sold to be trained prostitution, it being altogether impossible to Enplain in detail all their varied plans of wicked-

That your Petitioners are of opinion, that such hed people are to be found belonging to any the (neighbouring) Districts, but in one Dis- t of Tung-k?n such cases of kidnapping are

emparatively more frequent, and all the mer-

cants of Hongkong without exception are ex- gpnsing their annoyance,

That therefore a meeting for the discussion of de matter has been held and it is proposed to subscriptions which may either be paid into

the Colonial Treasury or entrusted to soine house of business to facilitate general publication of ofs of reward and the employment of special de-

Actives with a view to eventually stamp out this

crime of kidnapping and to make it impossible for

the kidnappers to carry on their tricks,

That, moreover, we natives of Tung-k?n can comparatively more reliable information rc-

poling Tung-kun kidnappers, leaving no room

fr miscarriage of justice,

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具稟人東莞縣駐港客商盧??馮明珊施笙階謝達盛等??拐風鑨集資費乞 恩給融以除?匪而安良善事切港地質良拐騙例禁

碁嚴向蒙 大憲整懲治物匪稍知斂跡幾於弊颱風?站邇來人心鬼蜮陽奉陰違行?詭秘東往西遷甚至媒婆老媼仉??帶裔家如誘

良家婦女到港初則騙?繼則逼勒?效或轉販外洋或分售各如童男則賣作螟蛉童女則鬻作娼婢總總奸謀殆難救竊思此等匪

徒各縣皆有惟我東莞縣拐案較多瓦婭駐港商人之無不切?因集?捐資或儲 官庫或貯店行以備遍縣

風使粉匪無所施其伎倆且以本邑人而查本邑之匪見開較確可無枉縱之處惟事關攻匪保礙於 官法非米,憲驗未敢擅行迫得聯名 線緝拿務杜絕此

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  That this, however, being a matter of repressing the dishonest and protecting the honest, may be an interference with oflicial regulations, wherefore your Petitioners dare not proceed in the matter without a warrant from Your Excellency (autho- rising them to do so) and your Petitioners are thus constrained to present this present petition conjointly, humbly praying that Your Excellency may be pleased to yield to the wishes of the people and issue a warrant to authorise your Petitioners at all times to institute inquiries, and if they meet with kidnappers immediately to request the co- operation of the police in arresting them and for- warding them to the proper tribunal to be tried and severely dealt with, those who succeed in arresting kidnappers receiving a reward and the kidnapped persons being supplied with means to return to their homes, whereby honest people will be saved from ruin and kidnappers will be unable to carry out their schemes at random, thus also our native city will be benefitted and Hong- kong will derive equal advantage,

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

  Appended are five regulations which are res- pectfully submitted to Your Excellency.

In the fourth year of Kwangsui, 1878. [IIere follow the Stamps of 62 different Shops.]

Translated by

Hongkong, 9th November, 1878..

E. J. EITEL.

(Enclosure in Petition of Messrs. L? Lai-p'ing, Shi Shang-k?i, Fung Ming-sh?n, Ts? Tat-shing and others.)

  1. Kidnapping is a crime which is to be found. everywhere, but there is no place where it is more rife than Hongkong, nor was there a time when it developed so rapidly as of late, the reason being that there have been floods and drought alterna- ting for some years whereby many of the people were empoverished. Thus it happened that evil disposed persons had an opportunity to set their wicked plans for inveigling and kidnapping peo- ple in operation. Ignorant women fell an easy prey to their schemes. If once they entered the trap there were but few who could extricate themselves again.

  Now it is proposed to publish everywhere offers of reward to track such kidnappers and have them arrested. If once they are in custody they will be severely dealt with. Perhaps these kidnap-

pers, hearing this news, will mend their ways.

Thus the grace and favour of His Excellency the Governor will not only put under obligation the people of Hongkong but all the poor people of the inland districts will, with one voice, praise his goodness.

2. Hongkong is the emporium and thorough-

fare for all the neighbouring ports. Therefore

those kidnappers frequent Hongkong much, it being a place where it is easy to buy and to sell and where effective means are at hand to make

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年來水旱仍民多窮困於是 江而中國內地貧民無不同頌德矣 一香港?各通津 多取道於此以其易於授受而巧於趨避也且港例有自主之條而拐 經獲案務從嚴辦庶粉匪間風斂妳則 大悲仁愛之恩不止澤及香 女易墮術中一入牢籠鮮有自能解脫者今?遍懸賞格購線緝拿】

一拐帶之風隨處皆有然莫有多於香港者亦莫有甚於近日者皆因 乘機誘拐設計網羅無知

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        Now the laws of Hong- good a speedy escape. long being based on the principle of liberty of the person, the kidnappers take advantage of

this to further their own plans. Thus they use

ith their victims honeyed speeches and give

tem trifling profits, or they use threats and stern

ls, all in order to induce them to say they Even if they are we willing to do so and so.

nfronted with witnesses, it is difficult to show

their wicked gaine. Now we, the undersigned,

l use natives of the Tung-k?n District to track

be kidnappers of Tung-k?n, and although their

icked schemes are very deep, yet they will find

diflicult to escape a careful search.

3. The undersigned merchants, cngaged here

trade for many years past, have lately noticed

that the crimes of kidnapping are increasing from

by to day. Many of both the kidnappers and

their kidnapped victims are natives of our native

District (Tung-k?n). Sccing this to be the state

daffairs, it is unbearable to think that these vil-

bins take this hospitable Colony for a convenient

fuge. A meeting has therefore been held and

o publish everywhere offers of reward.

is proposed to raise subscriptions with a view

For

very one who brings a kidnapper to trial, whe-

ter man or woman, provided they (the kidnap-

pers) are Tung-k?n people, and irrespective of the

ace to which the kidnapped persons may ng, there will be, for each person brought to

tal and sentenced, a reward paid to the amount

twenty dollars, and if the kidnapped persons

natives of the Tung-k?n district and the kid- uppers belong to other districts, the reward will

also be paid as above.

4. The money raised has been subscribed by Tung-kun people and it will be settled hereafter there the money is to be deposited. But three psons of good repute will be elected to act as Managers and when any case of kidnapping

ras up, as soon as the case is tried and proved, the amount of the reward will forthwith be paid

by the Managers, and as regards the kidnapped

prsons, whether they came from far or near,

Managers will arrange and provide means for their being sent back to their homes.

5. This statement has originally been drawn

p, with a view to be forwarded as a petition hich may be kept on record, praying that the Government issue a warrant. For the kidnap- jers keep their movements cnveloped in secrecy, but if on information being obtained the authori-

tes have first to be requested to send detectives winquire or arrest, it will necessarily take some dys and the kidnappers will meanwhile make xl their escape. It is therefore necessary to Aquest the Government to issue a warrant, so that, the moment information is given, the kid- appers can then and there be given into cus- ely on the spot, whereby the kidnappers will all at once be deprived of their resources and be unable to escape. Should this arrangement be carried out, kidnapping will soon be stamped out.

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llongkong, 9th November, 1878.

E. J. EITEL.

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?有拐騙等惝經 官審訊確據後其花紅銀?向值理處

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睚恃此愈得以行其術遂於被拐之人或用甜言小利或以恐嚇危詞過其自認情甘縱使當面質訊亦難破其奸謀者今商等以水邑人而攻本邑之

從獲則粉匪猝不及防無所逃匿如此查辦將見不久而自 官給諭起見因拐匪行?詭秘倘俟有所間然後察官?差查拿?需時日必至拐匪逃脫故必乞 官預?發給執照一線人報信?可隨時 細其被拐之人無論遠近亦由值理酌量給發川資護送回籍 【此?乃係?明存案

大員如被拐者係東莞縣人物匪係別縣人共花紅銀亦照賞給 一所捐之項係東縣人自行捐簽將來議定存貯何處則公舉殷商三位理 仁宇?淵藪故集議捐資遍懸賞格凡獲捱到案無論男婦若係東莞縣人不拘被拐者何人獲一名審訊定罪後即賞花紅銀二十

睚?計雖深諒亦難逃洞也 一商等在港貿易有罈近聞拐風日盛一日所見及被拐之人乃本邑者居多是以此情形實不忍進黨以

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MINUTE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR.

This seems a very praiseworthy desire on the part of the native merchants and residents who have signed this Petition..

I should be glad if the two Police Magistrates, the Captain Superintendent of Police, and Dr. EITEL would,-iu concert with the leading petitioners,--draw up some scheme for my approval to check this crime of kidnapping.

J. POPE HENNESSY. 12th November, 1878.

MINUTE BY THE ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY AND OTHER OFFICERS.

Forwarded to the Police Magistrates who will be pleased to arrange with the Captain Superinten. dent of Police and Dr. ErTEL to carry out the directions of His Excellency,

- 12th November, 1878.

C. MAY, Acting Colonial Secretary.

Noted.

C. V. CREAGI, Acting Police Magistrate.

13th November, 1878.

Noted.

13th November, 1878.

JNO. J. FRANCIS, Acting Police Magistrate.

Forwarded to Captain Superintendent of Police and Dr. EITEL.

C. V. CREAGI, Acting Police Magistrate.

Forwartled to Dr. EITEL, who will oblige by kindly bringing this document to the first meeting.

15th November, 1878.

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

Suggestions by Mr. John J. Francis for the

Organisation of the proposed Chinese Society

for the Protection of Women and Children.

1. That the Promoters form themselves into a Company under "The Companies Ordinance,

  1865." Any seven persons associated together for any lawful purpose may do this. It need not necessarily be for any trading or manufacturing

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2. All subscribers of ten dollars to the funds of the Association should be members thereof, with power to vote, &c., but should not be liable for any further subscriptions or for any contribu-

tion during the existence of the Society, but, in the event of the Company's being wound up and

money being needed to pay off any liabilities, all

  existing members ought to become liable to pay a further sum of Ten dollars each,

(a.) This would be a Society or Company

limited by guarantee.

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萬些士大老爺?出章潤轉核議前來 將條歎章程譯於左 擬設華人保良會場 德理參贊會商法委辦現蒙 署巡理府法 賞緝拿匪類旋 督憲札?巡理府理 盛是以聯? 督憲求給札驗准自行捐資聯 前者京邑客商因見邀來物?婦女到?者

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(6.) The advantages of forming a company

are manifold. The association would

thus obtain-

Corporate existence and definite

legal status,

Perpetual succession,

A common scal,

and with this move prompt and cordial

recognition from the Government aud the public.

  3. That the objects of the Society should be the protection of women and children generally.

1. By labouring for the suppression and detection of kidnapping and kidnappers,

2. By undertaking the restoration to their homes of all women and children de- coyed or kidnapped into the Colony

for purposes of prostitution, emigration or slavery;

3. By providing for the maintenance and support of women and children pending

investigation and restoration to their hones,

4. By undertaking to marry or set out in life women and children who could not

safely be returned to their homes or families,

The establishment of a Refuge for homeless

women and children,

The raising of funds for all or any of these

purposes,

The propagation by books, fly sheets, &c.,

&c., of a knowledge of the English law on the subject of kidnapping and slavery among the Chinese here and on the mainland.

4. That the Society be managed by n Con- mittee of seven members. The first members to the signers of the memorandum of association.

Two to retire annually and their places to be Ellel by election by the votes of the shareholders.

5. That the Governor have a veto on the

action of any member.

6. That the proceedings of the Committee be

gularly recorded in detail and be always open

inspection of the Government.

7. That annual accounts be furnished to the Government.

S. That the Society engages and pays its own, ficers and detectives, who, if approved by the vernment and guaranteed by the Society in the sum of $100 each, be sworn in as special Constables, but to be used for the sole purpose

uppressing kidnapping and detecting kid-

Such detectives to report daily to the Police Superintendent, but not to be otherwise under his

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事不必拘定所作生意事件 二凡捐助十元視?會內同人便有權會議公舉等事但之後毋庸再除非公司經費不敷以致停止然後會

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七年中所用經費各款數目仍須錄 查 紳每年以首二位退任再由同人中選舉二位以補厥職 五凡遇選舉事 督憲有權可以定能否勝任 六值理所行之事須要詳細登 ?擇配或設法以安其身故要建造屋宇一所無家可歸之婦女幼童得以?止安身所謂之項專?此等事件而用 又將英國禁止拐帶之 例錄成一冊或刊印於紙標貼各處佈告以期退租避知知歛 四此會係公舉七人?值理並將會中各友訥名於部而首舉七位視?局 回原籍 三凡遇此等被

官方能發落如未送回原籍之前公局必要收留撫 四若被拐之人無家可歸公局須要花 拐婦係要待 二會中所行事件皆合乎國家律例 三輪流接辦可以永遠綿綿相繼 四公局中准用一鈐記 五如辦理妥協則官民定昭誠信 三此公 局之特寫保護婦女及幼童起見 一?查禁睚及被拐之人 二凡有男女被拐到港或?娼婢或販賣山洋公局必須設法挽救人各

?同人每名再指銀十元此公司受益之事甚多茲特將要領數歎開列於左 一此款?是有限之公司或公會一般日後無欠債拖累之患

訪事及司理人等共工金由公局支理該暗

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?各會友亦無銀兩拖累之弊除非公局因經費不 數目事件任從同人隨時稽查捐助之人聽其自願不宜勉 而行不致別生橫議所有銀兩

中之事必要依 國家則 握要者已包括在?此會若辦理盡善則官民定當悅服會 賞給毋庸公局動支 已上章程須未能詳細盡錄但其中 銀由 按察司或 巡理府定案時?照例由 國家公項 九凡拐帶案件其花紅

抓官亦不得用該辦別等事件 緝拿撈匪而用每日要將所辦之事稟報 巡捕官但 由局具保銀一百元方能充役此等喑專?禁止拐帶及

美由 國家允准後其權?如 皇家差役一式排名仍須

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9. That all rewards be paid by, Government

out of Government Funds under existing regula-

tions, upon the recommendation of a Judge or Magistrate.

There are many other points that would have

 to be considered and provided for, but here is, I think, a framework upon which all else needful could be built upon. An association thus con-

stituted would have a position and standing

before the Government and Public which would

entitle it to great consideration and liberal sup- port.

The Government would have a substantial

entity to deal with, solid guarantees against the

abuse of any powers it might confer, and

legalized means of contracting and directing.

The subscribers would have legal rights and

could exercise efficient supervision over of the

management of the institution and the disposal

of its funds.

Subscriptions would be voluntary and no lia-

bility to pay would arise except in the event of the Company being wound up and unable to pay its debts.

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ENCLOSURE IN LETTER OF MR. FUNG MING-SIIAN TO DR. EITEL.

(Translation.)

  The Committee, having taken the suggestions (of Mr. FRANCIS) into consideration, propose to add the following rules, without however deciding

 whether (this addition) is appropriate or not. They now present (the additional suggestions) respectfully, humbly praying that the paper be laid before His Excellency the Governor who may scrutinize them and decide accordingly.

2. In paragraph No. 2 the word "subscribers of ten dollars" (to the funds of the Association)

might perhaps be altered so as to read "sub- scribers of teu dollars or upwards, &c."

3. In paragraph No. 8, the Detectives to be

engaged might be given the additional power to

 board junks, entering and clearing, and to search then, as follows:----

(a.) Every Chinese passage-boat or cargo- junk, irrespective of the place whence

she comes or the place whither she may be bound should, the moment the an- chor is dropped, permit a Detective to

board and search her.

(b.) Every foreign vessel, irrespective of the place of her destination, should, if she

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permit a Detective to board her, before

she actually starts, and to search her.

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5th June, 1879.

E. J. ETEL.

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歐大老爺閻下敬覆者日前豪擲來 佛蘭些士大老爺所擬保良會章程稿一紙隨?釋華文邀集港中商紳會議遂將章程?逐歎宣示於?敬

聽之餘咸頌意美法艮誠?救時急務莫不嘖嘖稱羨亟欲舉行惟章程原擬第二凡銀十元視?同人董等於十元處加入以上字樣其次第八

俟批准董等立?發簿 欸所僱喑欲議於來往船隻准其到船稽查等情笫未經 督憲批准未敢妄行故特將集?兩次會議惝肜據實覆陳瞷?轉群 督憲察核一

我臨格不待命之至?此敬頌 升祺不一?附原擬章程稿一紙另?議增改條歎一紙呈 電可否增入之處企候 示復

行仍有會內同人共守章程及公舉值理七位容俟開辦後會同安議然後再呈 督憲察閱是否有當專饒

暫充值事馮明珊頓覆

To Dr. Eitel.

No. 426.

The writer respectfully states in reply, that he

revived the “Suggestions of Mr. FRANCIS for the

nisation of the proposed Society for the pro-

tetion of women and children" and laid the , together with the literal Chinese transla-

5. before a meeting of the leading Chinese

hants called to consider the same.

The

gestions were successively, paragraph by pa-

graph, read and discussed at that meeting, and

that with respectful attention, all praising the

excellence of their purport and the goodness of

the method proposed which is really calculated

to check an evil of the present day of the most

posing urgency. Every one was loud in their

Praise and it was urged that these suggestions

hould speedily be acted upon..

With reference, however, to paragraph No. 2 and the words "all subscribers of ten dollars to the funds of the Association should be members thereof," the Committee beg to recommend to.. amend these words by the insertion of the words "more than" (ten dollars).

   Further as regards paragraph No. 8, referring to the employment of Detectives, the Committee are anxious to recommend the additional

sugges- tion that all vessels coming and going be boarded and examined by Detectives.

   But in the absence of His Excellency the Gov- eror's approval, the Committee dare not act

hitrarily. Two meetings have therefore been El to discuss (and confirm) these resolutions, and the writer has been specially requested now to communicate the result to you, with the rc- quest that you will submit the whole scheme Low for the scrutiny of His Excellency the Gov- mor, whose reply will be awaited by the Com-

ittee, on receipt of which reply the Committee will forthwith raise subscriptions and carry out the whole scheme. The Committee will then relapse into the state of simple members of the

Aiation, which will, when formed, elect spe-

cially a Committee of seven members, and they be, when the whole scheme is sanctioned to be carried into effect, to have a general meeting and den submit a statement of their position for the

rutiny of His Excellency the Governor.

Being doubtful if the above will meet with the approval of His Excellency the Governor, which respectfully awaited, the writer has meanwhile t forth the circumstances, respectfully anticipat- ing your orders, and embraces the opportunity assure you of his highest regards, wishing you the happiness of promotion and asking you to excuse any shortcomings.

P. Enclosed is the set of suggestions (drawn Ep by Mr. FRANCIS) and a draft paper of addi- tonal suggestions which is respectfully submitted for approval, if possible, with the prayer that in

y case a reply be vouchsafed.

For the provisional Committee.

(Signed,) FuNg Ming-sian.

Received 31st May.

Translated 5th June, 1879,

by E. J. EITEL.

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KIDNAPPING COMMISSION.

MINUTES OF MEETING held at the Justices' Room, at the Magistracy, on the 28th June, 1879.

Present:-JouN J. FRANCIS in the Chair; Revd. E. J. EITEL, PH. D.; C. V. Creagh, Esq.;

Mr. FUNG MING-SHIAN; Mr. TSE SUNG-SHAN.

Minutes of last Meeting read and confirmed.

   Mr. FUNG MING-SIIAN, states that the other two Chinese Members, Messrs. SI SHANG-KAI and LO LAI-P'ING, are absent from the Colony.

   Mr. FRANCIS' memo. with the notes of the Chinese Members of the Committee thercon, was read and approved, and it was resolved— ·

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   That the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Committee be forwarded to is Excellency the Governor with a strong recommendation that Ilis Excellency would be pleased to approve of the proposed Association, and that the Chinese may be authorised to take the necessary steps to carry out their ideas.

That Dr. ErTEL be requestod to write the necessary letter.

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MINUTES OF A MEETING held (in accordance with the Minute of His Excellency the Governor on C.S.O. No. 2641, of 12th Noveinber, 1878), at the Magistracy, ou 28th November, 1878, at 2.30 P.M..

Present:-Dr. ErTEL, Acting Inspector of Schools; J. J. FRANCIS, Esquire, Acting Police Magistrate; C. V. CREAGH, Esquire, Acting Police Magistrate; Mr. FuNG MING-SHAN, Comprador of Chartered Mercantile Bank; Mr. SHI SHANG-KAI, Opium Merchant; and Mr. TSE TAT-SHING, Tea Merchant.

After. it had been stated that Captain DEANE had received permission to withdraw from partici pation in these Meetings, and that Mr. Lo LAI-P'ING was unavoidably prevented attending the present Meeting, the Petition addressed by Mr. Lo LAI-P'ING and others, with its enclosure, was read, as also the Minutes on the same document, C.S.O. No. 2611..

Adverting to the fact that kidnapping had always been practised in the Colony, Mr. FRANCIS then put the question to the petitioners if there was of late any special modus operandi observed in the pro ceedings of kidnappers differing from what had been observed and known formerly, and justifying special proceedings either on the part of petitioners or on the part of the Government or both. To this question the Chinese gentlemen present replied that there was indeed a marked difference observ able in the proceedings of kiduappers of late, because they had become acquainted with the loopholes English law leaves open, also with the principle of personal freedom jealously guarded by English law, and that through this knowledge their proceedings had not only become less tangible for the Police to deal with, but the kidnappers had been emboldened to give themselves a definite organization, following a regular system adapted to the peculiarities of English and Chinese law, and using regular resorts and dep?ts in the suburbs of Hongkong. In support of this, Mr. FUNG MING-SILAN laid on the table two documents written in Chinese (marked A and B.) One of these (marked. 4) contained a list of 38 different houses in the neighbourhood of Sai-ying-p'?n and Tai-p'ing-sh?n used by pro fessional kidnappers as their regular resorts or dep?ts, and a list of 21 professional kidnappers whose names are given, but whose residence could not be ascertained. The other document (inarked B) consists of a list of 41 professional kidnappers whose personalia have been satisfactorily ascertained. Both papers are herewith appended together with an English translation.

The Magistrates present, feeling satisfied that there was good raison d'?tre for some special orga nization to oppose this systematized sale of women and children for unlawful purposes, pointed out to the Chinese meinbers of the meeting that one great difficulty the Government frequently met in dealing with such cases was the question what to do with women or children, found to have been unlawfully sold or kidnapped, how to restore them to their lawful guardians in the interior of China, how to provide for them in case such women or children had actually been sold by their very guardians, who, if the woman or child in question were restored to them, would but seek another purchaser, how to prevent such women and children being sold again by their guardians or friends, how to deal with persons absolutely friendless, &c. To this observation the Chinese members of the meeting repliest that they were prepared to undertake this duty and overcome these very difficulties by means of an organized "Society for the Protection of Woinen and Children," which would employ trustworthy detectives to ascertain the family relations of any kidnapped person, which would see to such persons being restored to their families upon guarantee being given for proper treatment, which in cases where restoration would not be advisable or where in the absence of relations and friends it was inpossible, would take charge of such kidnapped persons maintain them and eventually see them respectably

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    The meeting thereupon agreed that it would be desirable for the proposed "Society for the Petortion of Women and Children

to obtain corporate existence and then authority to employ pavate detectives to be sworn in as special Constables, who would have to be selected and to a certain nt (corresponding to that guaranteed in the case of ordinary Constables) secured by the Society's , who would also be under the general superintendence of the Captain Superintendent of Po to whom they would, if in the Colony, report themselves daily, without however being liable to 4, any ordinary Police duty, being entirely under the orders of the Society.

Mr. FRANCIS suggested to the Chinese members of the Committee the desirability of spreading in eighbouring districts a knowledge of the English law forbidding the sale of persons and guaran- The liberty of the subject. The Chinese members expressed themselves anxious to do so if one drew up a succinct statement of the provisions of the English law on the subject. The Magistrates present expressed themselves willing to draw up such a digest in a brief "form and 1. EITEL promised to translate it into Chinese for the use of the Society.

The Committee then agreed that apart from the superintendence of detectives to assist the regular. dire in the arrest of kidnappers, the functions of the proposed Society would be the raising and ministering of funds to pay the detectives and to provide for rescued kidnapped persons, for which an account should be published annually.

The Committee further agreed that there would be no need for the proposed Society to pay out their own funds the rewards to be offered for the detection of kiduappers, as there is a law authoris- is the payment of such rewards by the Government.

The Chinese members of the Committee then made some reference to one or two members of the Chinese l'olice force being suspected of being in league with professional kidnappers, but as they had distinct proof to bring forward and would therefore, for the present, not give names, it was agreed

to go into this point.

This closed the proceedings for the day, it being understood that draft regulations of the proposed Sciety would be prepared for the assistance of the Chinese members by Mr. FRANCIS and, after con- ultation with the whole Committee, finally submitted to His Excellency the Governor together with the Minutes of this inceting and of any future meeting that may be held.

E. J. EITEL.

Confirmed at the meeting of 28th June, 1879.

JOHN J. FRANCIS.

COPY OF LETTER FROM CHINese SecretarY TO COLONIAL SECRETARY,

HONGKONG, 3rd October, 1879.

Sin, I have the honour to address you in the name of the Committee appointed by His Excellency the Governor, under date of 12th November, 1878, to inquire in concert with certain Chinese gentlemen into the matter referred to in their petition of 11th November, 1878, (C. S. O. 2641), and to draw up

e scheme, for the approval of His Excellency, to check the crime of kidnapping.

The Committee now submit to His Excellency the papers I forward 'under this enclosure, which utain not only information as to the character and extent of kidnapping practised in Hongkong, but la detailed scheme for the suppression of this crime by means of the aid which an organised native

iety for the protection of women and children would render to the Executive.

   The Committee beg to urge upon His Excellency the Governor to sanction the proposed Asso- iation, and to authorise the Chinese gentlemen, who are the promoters of this excellent organisation,

take the necessary steps to carry out their ideas.

The Honourable W. H. MARSII,

Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

E. J. EITEL.

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MINUTE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR.

  I shall have much pleasure in submitting the details of the proposed association for the considera tion of Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH.

  I have recently expressed to Mr. FUNG MING SHAN and the other Chinese gentlemen who nearly twelve months ago brought this important matter to my notice, my best thanks for their valuable co operation in checking kidnapping and the disgraceful traffic in human beings.

J. POPE HENNESSY.' 7th October, 1879.

(C.S.O. 1606 of 1879.)

FROM THE CHIEF JUSTICE TO THE COLONIAL SECRETARY.

THE SUPREME COURT, HONGKONG,

May 30th, 1879.

SIR,-I have the honour to acquaint His Excellency the Governor that I yesterday sentenced Loo A-s? and CH'AN A-f, two poor women, for detaining a male child L A-ru aged 13 years, against the provisions of Ordinance No. 4 of 1865, paragraph 50 and 51, to imprisonment with hard labour for 18 months each.

On the evidence it appeared that they sold the child to LAU PAK-CHEONG, a druggist at Yau-m?- t?, for $175 and the child stayed with him as his servant for over twenty days when his relatives came from Canton and claimed him, but the druggist insisted on his right to possession of the boy producing a Bill of Sale and the boy was not given up till the parties appeared in the Police Court.

I.am satisfied from the evidence that the great criminal was Lau Pak-Cheong, and that it is an opprobrium to the administration of Justice to punish these poor women as I have done, and allow LAU PAK-CHEONG to escape. I therefore ask His Excellency to direct that proceedings be forthwith taken against LAU PAK-CHEONG and that the case be conducted at the Magistracy by the Crown Soli- citor, so that LAU PAK-CHEONG may be committed for trial before the Supreme Court under the above named Ordinance.

2. I have also to inform His Excellency that on the Special Criminal Sessions on the 6th May instant, a woman MAK LO1-1f convicted of stealing a female child No A-so of the age of 9 years by force under Ordinance No. 4 of 1865, paragraph 51, to two years' imprisonment with hard labour.

This poor woman was merely a middle woman and received a small sum, but it came out in evidence that Leung A-luk had bought the child for $53, and was actually confining her in a room when the child was discovered. She was the great criminal. It is an opprobrium to Justice to punish this poor woman MAK LO1-1f and to allow LFUNG A-LUK to go unpunished.

I therefore ask His Excellency to direct that proceedings be forthwith taken against LEUNG A-LUS and that the case be conducted at the Magistracy by the Crown Solicitor, so that LEUNG A-LUK may be committed for trial before the Supreme Court on the above named Ordinance.

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3. I am aware that according to precedents here and at home it is within the province of the siding Judge to direct prosecutions such as these to be instituted, but I think it more convenient to ask His Excellency as the head of the Executive (whose province it especially is to originate Crimina! proceedings) to direct prosecution.

4. To let these two chief offenders go unprosecuted and to punish such poor miserable creatures. exposes the Court to the contempt of the community and tends to destroy all respect for the adminis tration of Justice in the Chinese community.

It is no objection to proceeding against these two persons that they were witnesses examined on

the two trials.

According to law the evidence given by each on the former trials might be read against him ot; her; but I advise this not to be done (see 3 Rus. on C. and M. p.p. 411 and 412, ↑ Ed. 1865.)

That the proceedings sought are right and proper and necessary, I take on myself the responsibi lity of emphatically asserting, any trial should be before Mr. Justice FRANCIS.

Herewith are the information and depositions before the Magistrate in each case which be pleasol to return to me, they being records of this Court.

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I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

(Signed,)

JOHN SMALE,

Chief Justice.

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1. It is clear from the evidence and documents published by the Contagious Diseases Commission. practices of this kind have prevailed unchecked, or almost unchecked, for many years past in this

Palmy.

2. Last year I drew the Attorney General's (Mr. PHILIPPO) attention to a petition from a father se the restoration of his child, but Mr. PHILIPPO, before whom the papers were laid, did not seem ed to enforce the rights of the father on the ground that he had sold the child. It would be well get the l'etition and read the minutes on it.

3. I did not agree with Mr. PHILIPPO's view of the law.

4. If the Acting Attorney General thinks he can obtain a conviction in the case to which the Chief Justice now calls attention, or any similar case, my wish is that the Law be strictly enforced.

(Signed,)

Note.-Governor HENNESSY left for Japan on the 31st of May, 1879.

J. POPE HENNESSY.

30th May, 1879.

                              The Colonial Secretary, Mr. W. H. MARSH, administered the Government till the Governor's return, 6th of September, 1879.

MINUTE BY THE HONOURABLE THE ADMINISTRATOR ON THE GOVERNOR'S MINUTE.

I think the Magistrate who committed for trial in these two cases should have an opportunity of perusing the Chief Justice's letter and of explaining why he discharged the two persons whom it is how suggested should be prosecuted. Refer to him accordingly. ·.

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(Signed,)

W. H. MARSH. 9th June, 1879.

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REPORT BY THE ACTING POLICE Magistrate.

Regina v. Soo A-s? and another.

In this case the druggist Lau Pak-cheung was not discharged, he only appeared before me as a itness for the prosecution.

Regina v. Mak Loi-hi.

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  It appeared to me that Mak Loi-hi, who, according to the evidence, found the child crying in the trert and under the pretence of finding and restoring her to her mother, took her about and offered? her for sale, was the chief actor in the crime, and as I considered that the unsupported evidence of the rhill was insufficient to secure her conviction, I discharged the 4th defendant, and made her a witness at the request of Inspector LINDSAY who believed that from the inquiries he had made she had purchased the girl on the supposition that the latter had been sold with her father's consent.

4. When recalled the child herself stated that she told the 4th defendant, that this was the case

because 1st defendant told ine to say so."

  To obtain a conviction under paragraph 50 and 51 of Ordinance 4 of 1865 it must be proved that the child was detained,

1. With intent to sell him or her or to procure a ransom or benefit for his or her liberation.

2. "With intent to deprive any parent, guardian or other person having the lawful care or charge

of such child of the possession of such child, or

3. With intent to steal any article upon or about the person of such child" and I considered that while the evidence of a criminal intention was very slight in the case of the, 4th defendant, she would be an important witness against the actual kidnapper of the girl.

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  It appeared to me that 4th defendant, being a well to do woman and having no children of her own, had purchased the girl with a view to adopting her as a daughter in the belief that she did so with the father's sanction..

11th June, 1879.

(Signed,)

C. V. CREAGHI, Acting Police Magistrate.

  When Acting Captain Superintendent of Police last year, I wished to prosecute a man for detain- ing a child under this Ordinance, but as it was shewn that the boy had been sold by his father some months previously, the Attorney General (Mr. PHILLIPro) considered that the purchaser was in loco parentis und could not be punished.

C. V. Creagh, Acting Police Magistrate.

11th June, 1879.

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(Signed,)

MINUTE BY THE ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL ON C.S.O. 1606 OF 1879.

I handed these papers to the Crown Solicitor with instructions to see what evidence is forthcoming and I beg to enclose his report.

With the greatest respect for the Chief Justice I doubt the policy of prosecuting the woman he refers to, having regard to the fact that the Magistrate had discharged her for want of testimony, and looking to his further report. The Magistrate should always be supported when it is possible, and if he discharged the woman and put her in the box as a witness and she was used again at the Supreme Court, it might look like a breach of good faith to treat her now as a criminal.

   The other two women I could see less reason for discharging, and I think perhaps should have had them charged, but I felt that that would be a grave slight on the Magistrate.

   As to the druggist's case I think that the only thing that can be said is that it would look to be a breach of faith to proceed against him now.

   The Chief Justice reprimanded all the partics very severely when passing sentence on the others, and I think they were so frightened that they will not cugage in such acts again. However in this

I am quite ready to sink my own opinion, and prosecute if it is deemed politic.

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5th July, 1879.

(Signed,)

J. RUSSELL, Acting Attorney-General.

REPORT BY CROWN SOLICITOR ON C.S.O. 1606 or 1879.

Regina v. Soo A-su and another.

In this case I find that the boy LEE A-PIU and also LAM A-TING of the Sun-kec Tailor's Shop in or near Canton, where the lad was apprenticed, both left the Colony immediately after the trial, and have not since been heard of. Possibly these witnesses might be got at through the British Consul at Canton, but without their evidence any charge brought against LAM PAK-CHEUNG the druggist could not be well substantiated.

   Unfortunately no other evidence is forthcoming, and Inspector CAMERON can find no trace of the man A-KAM who stole the lad at Canton, or of the woman A-NG, both of whom seem to have decamped on bearing that the Police had been applied to in the matter,

   The druggist was himself the first to complain to the Police, and apparently bought the boy with no evil intention, and under the impression that he was an orphan without a home." The child too Kay's that he never told the druggist that he had any home, and expressed no desire to leave him.

The purchase by Chinese (having no family of their own) of young orphans, and inleed of others whose parents are too poor to keep them is a social custom amongst the natives, and is of constant occurrence in Hongkong. These "pocket children," as they are usually termed, are often treated with great affection and are far better off than they were previous to their being so bought.

Regina v. Mak Loi-hi.

With the aid of Inspector LINDSAY, I have carefully investigated this case. SEUNG A-LUK, 2nd and 4th defendants, discharged at the Police Court have already given their sworn CHEUNG A-Kai, and testimony at the recent Criminal Sessions. Should it however after this be thought desirable to put them on trial, I think there may be sufficient evidence to obtain a conviction. defendant, seems to have taken a minor part in the affair, and would be required as a witness.

                              Lum A-chan, 3rd Two Magistrates sitting together have power to determine cases of this nature.

(Signed,)

EDMUND SHARP,

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Crown Solicitor.

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THE ADMINISTRATOR TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HONGKONG, 16th July, 1879.

--I have the honour to inform you that your letter of 30th May last recommending that gs be taken against LAU PAT-CHEUNG and LEUNG A-LUK under Ordinance 4 of 1865, ls 50 and 51, was referred by Ilis Excellency Governor HENNESSY to the Acting Attorney toverai who,

before making a report, asked that the papers might be referred to the committing.

I have now received the report of the Acting Attorney General as well as those of the committing Magistrate and of the Crown Solicitor and I regret to inform you that after carefully considering these s well as the depositions forwarded by your Honour, I do not see my way to directing the. jentions of the two persons indicated by you, first because, with all deference to your Honour's Rein. I do not agree with you in looking upon them as the principal criminals, and secondly because thank that after the evidence of these persons has been taken before both the committing Magistrate the Supreme Court without any warning having been given to them that their evidence might be tl against them, it would appear like a breach of faith to treat them now as criminals.

A perusal of the depositions which you forwarded me and which I now return docs not shew at either of these persons obtained possession of the children for immoral purposes. It appears also from the depositions that they were led by the statements of the prisoners who have been sentenced Ir you, which statements were confirmed by the children themselves to believe that one of the children fo parents and that the other was disposed of with the written consent of the father alleged to be the only surviving parent. Neither of the children seem to have been ill-treated and the Magistrate Lexpressed the opinion with regard to the woman LEUNG A-LUK that "being a well-to-do woman and having no children of her own, she had purchased the child with a view of adopting her as a "daughter in the belief that she did so with the father's sanction."

Should the prosecution of these persons result in their acquittal which seems to me not probable, I fear that the good effect produced by the severe reprimand which I understand that your

  Honour administered publicly to all the parties concerned in these two cases might be to a at extent neutralized.

As your Honour's letter has remained for some time unanswered, I think it only right that I uld acquaint you without further delay with the opinion that I have formed on the subject of your munication. But as your letter has been under the consideration of Governor HENNESSY, whose arture for Japan prevented him from finally dealing with it, there seems to me to be no reason y the matter should not be left, if your Honour wishes it for the decision of His Excellency on his tum to the Colony, when it will not be too late to take proceedings against the partics should it be ught necessary to adopt that course.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

la Honour THE CHIEF JUSTICE,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

W. H. MARSH, Administrator;

THE CHIEF JUSTICE TO COLONIAL SECRETARY.

THE SUPREME COURT,· HONGKONG, 8th October, 1879.

SIR,-The Criminal calendar for September, 1879, was sent to you in due course yesterday.. It cmprises three cases, case No. 1, a conviction of LEE A-KAU for kidnapping and detaining a child aged years. Case No. 6, a conviction of TSANG SZ-TAU and U A-IN on two counts for kidnapping and aining a boy Ho Po-SING with intent to sell him in this Colony, and on two other counts for the offence as to another boy YEUNG-SIING, and case No. 9, a conviction of KEUNG A-To for purchasing ftale child TING-HENG for the purpose of prostitution in this Colony, and of LI A-KAK for having

the same child for the same purpose.

ASTRON

I thought it my duty on the occasion of passing sentences on these prisoners to enlarge on the to which these crimes ministered the great increase of which in number had recently been ught to the notice of the Court especially slavery, usually designated domestic, and slavery for the of prostitution and seeing that arguments, doubts and difficulties had been rather hinted at expressed, I thought it incumbent on me to enter very fully into all the questions at a length otherwise might be thought too prolix.

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I concluded my arguments by an epitome of most of the propositions I desired to aflirm which are comprised in eight propositions. To these I refer as the substance of most of my very long observations.

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What I said appears in the China Mail, and Daily Press, but I think the latter on the whole is

more exact.

The matters discussed are important. I have expressed my views on them with the earnestness they excited in my mind.

I should be going beyond my proper province to say more than that I am at the service of His Excellency the Governor as to the serious questions which may arise.

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The Honourable W. H. MArsii,

Colonial Secretary,

Sc.,

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I have, &c.,

(Signed,)

JOHN SMALE, Chief Justice.

MINUTE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVErnor.

To the Acting Attorney-General, for his observations.

No. 1247.

MINUTE BY THE ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Rend.

J. R.

THE COLONIAL SECRETARY TO CHIEF JUSTICE.

J. POPE HENNESSY- 9th October, 1879.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 9th October, 1879.

SIR, I am directed by His Excellency the Governor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Honour's letter of the 8th instant, calling Ilis Excellency's attention to the observations Your Honour made in sentencing certain prisoners convicted of kidnapping and detaining children for sale at the recent Sessions, and I am to convey to Your Honour His Excellency's best thanks for placing your great experience and knowledge at the Governor's service in this matter.

I have, &c.,

(Signed,)

W. II. MARSII,

Colonial Secretary.

The Honourable Sir JOIN SMALE,

Chief Justice, fc.,

s.c.,

fc.

THE SUPREME COURT, HONGKONG, 20th October, 1879.

  SIR,-I return herewith C. S. O. No. 2,666, being Letter from the Captain Superintendent of Police to the Colonial Secretary recommending rewards of $10 to Inspector SWANSTON and Police Constable CAMPBELL, respectively, on the arrest and conviction of certain kidnappers which His Excel- lency the Governor has been pleased to refer to me.

  Although I do not know whether these two Police Officers come within the precise conditions of the proclamation, I think it desirable to sustain recommendations by the Head of the Police. The conduct of the Police officers was good, and the reward is small, I therefore concur in the recommen-

dation.

I should be obliged by a copy of the Proclamation for reference.

  I avail myself of the opportunity on recurring to this subject of informing His Excellency the Governor directly that I daily feel more reason to believe that the practice of kidnapping for purposes other than the coolie trafic has of late been alarmingly on the increase in this Colony. His Excellency will have noted the cases already tried in the Police and Supreme Courts. I may now add that the present sessions for October furnish two cases of the kind for trial before me and incline me to think that "Brokers of mankind," as a girl eleven years of age designates them, form among the various classes of brokers in this Colony a well known special class, though, like Gaming House Keepers, the Law ignores them. I believe that mothers have even kept their daughters from going to school for fear of their being kidnapped.

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I cannot understand why such classes should as classes increase in this Colony at all, unless it be that (in alition to the Chinese demand for domestic servants and brothels) there be an increased Berign element increasing the demand.

 I fear that a high preinium is obtained by persons who kidnap girls in the high prices which they gralize on sale to foreigners as kept women.

No one can walk through some of the bye-streets in this Colony without seeing well dressed (a girls in great numbers whose occupations are self proclaimed, or pass those streets, or go into the schools in this Colony, without counting beautiful children by the hundred whose Eurasian origin if declarel. If the Government would enquire into the present condition of these classes, and, still r, into what has become of these women and their children of the past, I believe that it will be eel that in the great majority of cases the women have sunk into misery, and that of the children the girls that have survived have been sold to the profession of their mothers, and that if boys they ave been lost sight of or have sunk into the condition of the uncan whites of the late slave holding States of America.

The more I penetrate below the polished surface of our civilization, the more convincel am. I that the broad undercurrent of life here is more like that in the Southern States of America when slavery was dominant, than it resembles the all pervading civilization of England.

 Nothing less powerful than a commission with legislative powers to investigate and to examine nath will ever lay bare the evil which, from suggestions I have received, I believe to underlie our

rmly fair surface.

 My suggestion that the mild intervention of the Law should be invoked was ignored. It was also et by the assertion that custom has so sanctioned the evils in this Colony as that they are above the reach of Law, and that by custom the slavery was mild.

 I have been driven to denounce the whole evil from the Bench in a way I do not now regret. Having been driven to speak out, I now suggest to His Excellency the Governor an important addi- tim, not convenient to be particularly alluded to from the Bench, to the matters which I have already Seclared require as I think investigation.

 I must leave it to the Government to decide, whether there shall or shall not be investigation, and whether the status in quo of public morals in this Colony in these particulars shall be allowed to con- tinue na one of the many evils which neither law nor a legislation can cope with.

 That is a question which fortunately is not within the provice of the Judge, it is for the Statesman cely to decide.

In the meantime, and apart from that large important question, I would suggest that it would be dirable that the police should be instructed to bring every person known to hold a purchased (so all) servant before the Magistrate to be dealt with mildly; and, morcover, that all placards in Chinese should be interpreted to the head department in the police. Such placards advertising rewards runaway purchased slaves as were produced in Court would then cease, and other announcements would then be suppressed if they should prove to be as I incline to think obnoxious.

I am not so blind to consequences as not to see that an attempt to interfere with the present tem will entail public outlay to provide temporarily for the victims of that system till better posi- as can be secured for them; but if prisons up to the wants of a community are provided of necessity, it would be of equal duty to provide for putting down a system that by debasing all moral tone tends

crime.

I have the honour to be,

.Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

JOHN SMALE,

Chief Justice.

MINUTE BY DR. EITEL.

Having been directed to report on tliose points to which His Lordship the Chief Justice refers as Convenient to mention on the Bench, I have the honour to forward herewith replies to the following questions which, I think, are raised by the Chief Justice's remarks :—

1. Do the high prices realized by sales of Chinese girls to foreigners, whose kept women they kone, contribute to raise that demand which is supplied by kidnapping?

The demand which is supplied by kidnapping, or by the kindred trick of inducing women through representations to leave their homes, originates in the first instance in the high prices paid for stitutes or concubines in places where Chinese women are rare, i.e. in Singapore and the Straits gene-

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rally, in Australia and California. The average price paid in those places for a good-looking woman, 16 to 18 years old is, as far as my information goes, $350. Another source causing a demand occasionally supplied by kidnapping is the system of adoption and the system of domestic servitude, but as generally only young children are thus bought, the average price is, I am told, only $40, yet the demand being large and the age of the children required low, there is evidently, in spite of the low price, strong cause that the abuses naturally connected with these systems of adoption and domestic servitude tend to encourage kidnapping. As to the system of concubinage practised by Chinese, the average price a Chinaman here pays for a concubine is, I am told, about $100. But this demand is generally supplied by an arrangement of mutual consent with the woman concerned and her parents, or by an equally voluntary bargain with the woman and her so-called pocket-mother (often a brothef keeper), yet it may occasionally be supplied by kidnapping, though rarely. Brothels also form a source, creating a demand supplied by kidnapping, but I believe, Hongkong brothels dare not, unless in very peculiar cases, purchase kidnapped girls because the girls form so many acquaintances ready to betray the facts of the case to the friends of kidnapped girls. Besides these brothels have their own sources of supply. As to Chinese women kept by foreigners, the practice formerly obtained

·largely to buy a girl out and out, or in other words, redeeming her and giving her back her freedom by paying from $300 to $600 to her pocket-mother or owner. During the last 10 years this practice has very much decreased and may be said to be almost extinct in Hongkong whilst it lingers yet to a small extent among foreign residents at the Treaty Ports. The prevailing practice is now merely to pay a kept woman a fixed sum from $10 to $50 per mensem, whether she be her own mistress or owned by a so-called pocket-mother. The system of monthly payment has, I am confident, no connection whatever with kidnapping. To a certain extent, however, though small, the practice of buying a girl out and out still exists. The prices paid in buying a girl out and out are, as far my information goes, from $200 to $500 in the case of a Chinese girl, and from $100 to $1,200 in the case of a half-cast girl. In all these cases buying a

In all these cases buying a girl is virtually giving her back her freedom, the money being paid, on a deed made out in Chinese, to the pocket-mother, and the girl afterwards receives from $10 to $50 per mensein from the foreigner who keeps her. The buying of half-cast girls, high as the prices are, has, I am sure, no connection with und no influence whatever on kidnapping. The buying of Chinese girls, at prices ($200 to $500) higher than those paid by Chinese for their wives and concubines, may have an influence encouraging kidnapping, but it can only be indirectly. A kidnapped girl sold to a foreigner would be sure to get her kidnappers into trouble. I am therefore inclined to think that the high prices paid by foreigners for kept women have no appreciable influence in the way of increasing the demand supplied by kidnapping. In short I believe that kidnapping is caused almost entirely by the demand for Chinese girls outside the Colony of Hongkong and is fostered by that defect of the law which allows a ship to take 20 female passengers without their coming at all under the cognizance of the Emigration Ollicer, as I pointed out in an opinion I gave on C. S. O. 2616 of 1879.

2. What becomes of these women and their children?

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The women kept by foreigners in Ilongkong are, as a rule, rather raised in their own esteem by the connection, of the immorality of which they have no iden; they are also, as a rule, better off than the concubines of Chinese well-to-do merchants; they are generally provided for, by the foreigners who kept them, when the connection is severed, and at any rate these women are as a rule thrifty, and always manage to save money which they invest in Bank deposits, also in house property, but principally in buying female infants whom they rear for sale to or concubinage with foreigners, by which they generally, gain a competency in about 10 years.

The children of these women are invariably sent to school. In fact these women understand the value of education and prize it far more than respectable Chinese women do. The boys are invariably sent to the Government Central School where they generally distinguish themselves, and as a rule these boys obtain good situations in Hongkong, in the open ports and abroad. The girls crowd into the schools kept by Missionary Societies. These children are generally provided with a sinall patrimony by their putative fathers. They dress almost invariably in Chinese costume and adopt Chinese customs, unless they are taken up by ill-advised agents of foreign charity. I am quite positive,

                          I am quite positive, as far as my ex- 'perience and the information I received from many gentlemen in the best position to judge goes, that they do not in any way resemble the mean whites in the Southern States of America.

1 regret I have to contradict so flatly on this point the statement of His Lordship the Chief Justice which is in my opinion based on insuflicient information, but justice and truth demand it.

3. Are the placards referring to run-away female servants obnoxious?

I am quite sure that the Chief Justice's opinion regarding these placards has been formed on the basis of a bad translation. Besides these placards are issued on account of the responsibility the owners of a servant girl incur vis-?-vis the parents of the girl, if she cannot be found.

For the parents are

by Chinese law and custom entitled to prosecute the owners for damages if the latter cannot prove that they have used reasonable diligence to find the run-awny girl again.

1st November, 1879.

E. J. EITEL.

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(Translation.)

To His Excellency the Governor.

The petition of the undersigned Committee-

members and merchants, acting on behalf of the Whinese Community of Hongkong, viz.:-Cm?

C.ris, WonG KWAN-TONG, LEUNG ON, Kwon Treso, FUNG MING-SHAN, WONG SHU-TONG,

FONG TANG, LEUNG LUN-PO, CH'AN CHEUK-CILI,

Jeso Yin-ring, Ts'ui Sui-silang, I'ANG YAT- ro, Ullo-Ts'?N, KWOK NAM-PING and others, praying Your Excellency to be pleased to stretchi

point of law and to apply it with discrimination,

as to yield to the feelings of the people, and to and compassionate consideration to their views.

Sarmeth

That whereas the Colony of Hongkong is

tustel in the immediate neighbourhood of the

Caution Province, many of the poor, from all sorts

places, sell their daughters or dispose of their

wis to save their own lives (from starvation),

 and as the Chinese Government has never pro- Libited the practice, it was hitherto continued

dea long time without interference,

That lately, however, there were certain avari- ous rogues and vagabonds who, under the pre- text of buying girls to be employed as domestic rvants, sold them from hand to hand to be sent val for purposes of prostitution, such confusion of stones with pearls being a matter for extreme

mit,

That Your Petitioners last year addressed Your Evallency by petition on this subject, praying e permission to establish a Society for the pro- lection (of women and children), hoping thereby tamp out such practices, whence it will be seen that the undersigned Committee-inembers hate

ch wicked practices as one hates an enemy,

That the practice of purchasing boys for pur ps of adoption, and the practice of buying girls Se purposes of domestic servitude, widely differ Eom the above mentioned wicked practices, be- ase the purchasing of boys has its reason in the alence of male descendants creating a desire to lopt a son as the sphex adopts the mulbery et, whilst the buying of girls has its origin in the necessity for a division of labour caused by

the multilarious character of domestic duties,

That such servant girls being young have both to be taught and to be tended, and when they Live reached maturity, they have to be given in urriage (to free men), wliilst all along they are owed to take their case and have no hard work

That all former Governors of this Colony were Elly aware of these social customs of the Chinese

Pople and never insisted upon the law being tia motion against them, but treated the matter

indulgence and forbore prosecution,

 That Your Petitioners find that, in the year HI, His Excellency Governor ELLIOT issued a

匪徒假託 恩變通例意分別辦理以順與情而恤民隱事緣本港地近省城各處貧民多有賣女器男以求生活因華官向無禁故?安近因有等貪利

砍亂玉殊堪痛恨去歲會?請

憲台求股保長公會以期杜絕此風董嫉惡如仇已可?見至於買子承嗣買女?婢者則與此等大相懸殊買子淅囚後嗣乏人欲藉螟蛉之繼

119

具京人代闔港華商民

招雨田

馮明珊

馮登

陳灼之

崔瑞生

胡浩泉

等?乞

黃筠

郭松

梁變

馮衍庭

彭逸圃

郭南屏

i

買女老綠家

冗暫分操作之勞

5兼施長大?行婚嫁任其自無核苦工

120 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

proclamation inviting an increase of settlers, in

which it was said that all Chinese, residing in Hongkong, would be treated in accordance with

their native customs and so forth, whereupon

people far and near were delighted to come, and the Colony of Hongkong showed thenceforth

signs of improving in prosperity from day to day,

That now, however, Your Petitioners are in- formed that His Lordship the Chief Justice after

the trial of a case of purchasing free persons for

purposes of prostitution said, in the course of his

judgment, that buying and selling girls for do-

mestic servitude was an indictable offence, which

put all native residents of Hongkong in a state

of extreme terror, all great merchants and wealthy

residents in the first instance being afraid lest

they might incur the risk of being found guilty

of a statutory offence, whilst the poor and low

class people, in.the second instance, feared being

deprived of a means to preserve their lives (by

selling children to be domestic servants),

That, moreover, there obtains in China the

practice of infanticide, in the case of female infants,

which would be extremely increased if it were

entirely forbidden to dispose of children by buying and selling, and further, people thus. deprived of a means to keep off starvation would, it is to be feared, drift into thiefdom and brigandage,

That Your Petitioners, considering Your Ex- cellency's habit of solicitude for the sufferings of the people and of sympathy with their feelings will surely not allow poor people who have no

helper to be left awaiting death with tied hands,

upon

humbly beg that Your Excellency, in merciful consideration for the feelings of the people, forego the carrying out of a measure bringing distress the people and lay before Her Majesty's Go- vernment their prayer that, in applying the pro- visions of the law to the Chinese practice of buying sons for purposes of adoption and girls for domestic servitude, a point be stretched in dealing with the case, but that the purchase of free people for purposes of prostitution, and the kidnapping and selling of persons from hand to hand be severely punished, when both poor and rich in the whole Colony will be greatly indebted to your Excellency's favour for ever and ever,

That Your Petitioners further beg to enclose herewith a statement of the case under ten diffe- rent paragraphs which they respectfully submit to Your Excellency's consideration,

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will pever pray.

  P. Strictly speaking, this petition should have been signed by all the traders in Hongkong, but in view of the urgent and pressing nature of the case the Committee feared to incur the long delay which would be caused thereby. It was there- fore resolved at a public meeting that the under- signed fourteen members of the Committee, should append their signatures on behalf of the

I

各前憲洞悉中國民情不復固拘例欸從寬免究查一千八百四十一年

督憲仍大人出示驗欲暨招徠謂凡居港之華人准照其風俗辦理等語所以近悅遠來港地日形興旺今?桌

內有云買賣婢女均有罪名本港居民實深惶恐在殷商富戶固淼冒犯

王章而貧苦小民又憑求生無路且華人素有溺女之風若禁買賣則此風必從而愈甚且糊口無脊更恐流?盜賊切

大人關心民惻隱?懷斷不忍無告窮民束手待伏乞 鑒諒與情不行櫌民之政代?中

朝廷請將華人買子立嗣買女篇婢因例波及之欸變通辦理其有買良為娼誘拐販賣者則從重治罪倬闔港貧富均安則感 大恩於加?矣另

:

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

In the year 1879, the 22nd of October.

In the fifth year of the reign of KWONGSUI, the

Ith moon, the 8th day.

Kwongsur,

Translated by

E. J. EITEL.

25th October, 1879.

P.S.–Mr. Fung Ming-su?n, a Member of the

Ting-w? Committee, who drew up the above,

came here this morning and complained in the tame of the Committee of the publication of their tition and enclosure in Daily Press of this day.

He said the Committee had not authorized the publication of these papers.

E. J. EITEL.

121

另錄條十

督憲大人察施行

錄條陳十歎附呈 鈞伏乞

欸附呈

再者此原理宜闔港華人行店簽名因見

事關急迫恐耽延日久故?議以董等十

+

鈞覽伏乞詳

四位代?出名以免延誤

大英一千八百七拾九年十月廿二號

施行

心之善與不善以分別其有罪無罪耳 加審察卓 擄勒居心不等事則例必嚴懲甚有科以死罪者蓋同此買賣一事固當核辨其 之人別無救活之策勢必坐以待斃此例所以不禁之本意也惟於買?娼誘拐 因中國生齒日繁貧苦者?故國家綠制例以期無病於民若?施禁令則貧困 一中國歷久以來於買賣男女童維或?繼嗣或?育女或?倎婢如係彼此 非物誘擄勒者皆例所不禁此等事不獨庶民有之?士大夫之家亦皆有之此皆

?察

光緒五年

九月

初八日

Translation.

   Subjoined is a statement under ten different brule, which is herewith respectfully presented for inspection with the humble prayer that it be carefully examined and action taken thereon, as may be deemed expedient.

1. Since time immemorial there has been in

China the practice of buying and selling male and female children, either for purposes of adop-

ten (in the case of boys), or in the case of girls ither to bring them up as one's own daughters As there w to use them as domestic servants.

is in all these cases free will and inclination on

bath sides, and no kidnapping, or decoying, or

aenpulsion, the law does not * forbid those

practices. These practices are, morcover, not

nly those of the common people, but of the

lumilies of scholars and high officials as well.

The reason of all this is the excessive increase of the population, and the wide extent of poverty

amd distress. The Government, therefore, yielded

to the circumstances, and moulded the law ac- conlingly, with a view to relieve the distress of the people. For if all those practices were for-

bilen, poor and distressed people would have to means left to save their lives, but would be ompelled to sit down and wait for death. This

is the principal reason for the non-interference of

the law. But as to selling free persons for pur-

Jes of prostitution, as to dccoying, kidnapping and compulsion, and other wicked practices, the Law of course restrains them with severity, the Korst cases being visited with capital punishment. Whilst all those practices, therefore, may be classed ogether as buying and selling (of free persons), it is yet requisite to distinguish carefully the good or wicked purposes which cach class of fractices serves, and accordingly apply discrimi- nately either punishment or non-punishment.

* Title not literally correct. The Law, being on this point in advance of the social Mirchina, as the firehon Laws were in advance of Irish civilization, does not permit wis to sell their children indiscriminately. But this law is a dead letter and as a A of fact such sales are of every day occurrence in all cinsacs of society and miss'y one treated as illegal by the Chinese Courts. Hence the belief of the pett.

E.J. E.

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122

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, ATH FEBRUARY, 1880.

2. Hongkong being conterminous with the

Canton Province and in constant intercommuni-

cation with the inland districts, nearly forty years

have now elapsed since the opening of the Colony,

which has become an emporium of trade, and since

the last few years many Chinese have brought

their property, wives and families to the place,

supposing that they would be able to live here

in peace and to rejoice in their property. The

reason for this movement was a belief in the

equitable administration of the criminal law on

the part of the English Courts of Law, and the

absence of vexatiousness on the part of the Exe-

?cutive. Native residents have, therefore, lately

expressed a wish for naturalisation, and native

merchants felt a desire to settle down. in this

trading place for good. Moreover, at the first

opening of the Colony, His Excellency Governor

ELLIOT issued a proclamation inviting an increase

of settlers by the promise that Chinese, coming to reside in Hongkong, would be in every respect

governed in accordance with their native customs,

and from the time of the publication of this pro-

clamation to the present day people always de

pended upon it. Chinese residents of Hongkong have, therefore, been in the habit of following all native customs which were not a contravention of Chinese Statute Law. It is said that the whole increase and prosperity of the Colony, from its first foundation to the present day, is all

based on the strength of that invitation, which

Sir JOIN ELLIOT gave to intending settlers, and that this present intention of applying, all of a

sudden, the repressive force of the law to both the practices of buying and selling boys or girls,

for purposes of adoption or for domestic servitude,

is not only a violation of the rule of Sir Jons

ELLIOT, but morcover will, it is to be feared, not fail to trouble the people.

3. One of the common but evil practic?s, in vogue in China, is the practice of infanticide in the case of female children, and this practice is

most especially followed in the Canton Province.

Poor and indigent people, scarcely able to provide

food and clothes for themselves, finding them- selves additionally burdened with the anxieties

and troubles which children involve, will fire- quently, if unable to find any body willing to take over and rear them, proceed to drown them the moment they are born. This practice has lately abated to a certain extent, as compared with former times. But although the practice of infanticide, a cruel and unnatural proceeding, is of course un- 'animously abhorred by every body, yet,being really caused by the pressure of poverty and distress, it must be classed with evils which are almost in- avoidable. Now, if the buying of adoptive children and of servant girls is to be uniformly abolished, it is to be feared that henceforth the practice of in- fanticide will extremely increase beyond what it ' ever was, The heinousness of the violation of the great Creator's benevolence, which constitutes infanticide, is beyond comparison with the indul- gence granted to the system of buying and selling

男女?嗣?婢一事欲一旦按例懲辦不特有乖前督之?更恐不免提耳· 國王章者皆從而守之亂者港自草創迄於繁盛皆植基於 招徠之力今於買

二本港鄰近省道與內地接壤自開至今菲四十年程成想遷都會近數年間華人多

+

三中國帕習素有消女之風而區京?尤甚貧窮之家因

有?

(安居樂業

樂業計者此其故皆以英憲松獄持平無櫌民之政故居浙

願?之氓商者歡藏於市也且開港之初 伊督憲實示諭欲廣招徠謂此後華民在

港居處概從其風俗治理此示一出至今人皆仰之故華人在港凡內地風俗無犯於中

林甚於前與其溺殺有傷 造化主之仁?港任人買賣 何耳今於買童買婢一事概行禁絕恐異日溺女之風必

行溺殺近日此風已比前?減此乃忍心審理之所?買 衣食不能自給又加以兒女苦累每固無人承受市產 所共憤者然彼亦萬不獲己迫於貧困故付之無可如

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

Edilen to prolong their existence. Moreover,

the Camilies which are able to purchase children

late an abundance of clothes and food, which

erly offers an advantage beyond anything

abren had in their own families, as they

piel beyond all care of providing against

buyer and cold. The foregoing considerations

ulated to make people rather rejoice over

He fort that these children change hands.

When parents are willing to sell their sons

al daughters to others, the reason invariably is, their troubles are innumerable, their plans

antel, their means squandered, and it is only

awa they find there is no better way out of difficulty, that they resign themselves to

ds rsort. As regards the sellers, their own kaation is to find some one willing to buy, 80

Hdu the matter is entirely voluntary, and there. the least compulsion in it. As regards the Mr, they look upon themselves as affording fto distressed people, and consider the matter

net akin to charity, especially as the boys

girls they buy, being of tender age, have, as a pteral rule, to be clothed, fed, nursed, taught, if they are sick, a doctor has to be engaged puted to them, aud when they are grown up, de boys have to be provided with a wife and a parate family dwelling, and to be set up in house-

ping, and in the case of girls, a good husband

In w In picked out for thein to make them ppy for life. The love and care devoted to

is often greater than that bestowed on one's

on offspring. In view of all this, it is inpos-

alle to class this system as identical with life-

slavery and deprivation of liberty.

China honours, above all others, the tenets

Confucianism, that is to say, the teachings of Cascins and Mencius. Mencius says, there are Gave forms of deficiency in filial duty, but the nt of them is to have no descendants. Conse-

 rently every childless person considers it obli- rury to adopt a son, for the term “deficiency a filial duty" implies a sin of the most heinous

1. Supposing even, that there were a man bring no willingness (to adopt a son), his tions and friends would certainly do the ut- nt to exhort him to do so. Hence the number pople who are willing to buy boys for pur- ps of adoption. But it being once permissible purchase boys in order to make them one's **a sons, it follows that it is also permissible to ley girls in order to make them one's own 4ghters. This system is the most essentially mportant of all Chinese customs, and Your Petitioners therefore beg that this statement be

descendingly examined and tested.

6. In China there are fixed rules for the pur- chrw of human beings, which rules bear abso-. lady no comparison whatever with the mode of purhasing ordinary commodities. For in buy- onlinary articles of any kind, the buyer quires unlimited power over then, and he is eatinly at liberty to keep them or reject them. There is no such thing in the purchase of human

123

人樂於授受也

饑寒之慮此所以

勝一籌?不至有

足比其父母家定

之家必係衣食豐

為愈乎且凡買受

終身?奴不由自主者相提並論哉 其終身愛護之心多有過於己出者似此看待覺得與 則為之單家立室以冀其成立若女子則?之?隹以

得以遂其生機之 四凡?母願將自已子女轉賣與人必係勢處萬難計 之教之或有疾病則延醫以調理之及其長也如係男子 之急頗類蘡端蓋所買之男女其幼時必也衣之食之撫 售於人定是情並無絲毫勉?在買者之自神乃濟人 窮力盡捨此別無善策然後始忍?之在賣者初心乃求

者在

迥然不同凡買各

祈俯察

買人女?已女矣此乃華人風俗之敢者 嗣如是之多也既可以買人子?已子可以 不願而親友等亦必力?砌成之所以買人繼 ?切念因不孝二字罪名甚大也縱其人或有 孝有三無後為大以故凡無子之人皆以立嗣 規與買各種物類 五中國尊崇儒教師孔孟之道是也孟子日不 六中國於買人常

否蓋買女?嬋其

棄取任何買人則

物買主則有全權

124 .THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

 beings.. For when a girl is bought for domestic ser- vitude, her parents inay come at any time to visit or inquire after her, and before the contract is half

 over, they may redeem her. When the girl is of age, she is to be married, and the parents must,

of necessity, be communicated with, and as to

willingness or unwillingness, the girl herself is

allowed to have her say in the matter. If the

master (of a servant girl) is cruel and overbear-

ing and drives her to despair so as to kill herself,

or to run away without leaving a trace behind

her, the parents or relatives of the girl may apply

to the Court, and the master will be prosecuted

and punished. It is for this reason that any

family, which has lost a servant girl, is bound to

issue a notification offering a reward for any one

who will devise means to find her, until she is recovered, for, it is feared that otherwise the

parents will institute proceedings in the matter. This being the treatment required, it is evident that the purchaser has not complete power, but that one half of the power rests in the girls' own free will. Comparing this system with life-long slavery, it is evident the two are as different us heaven and earth. Some time ago the Chinese Government strictly prohibited the coolie trade, but has now concluded treaties with Peru, Spain and other countries, sanctioning free emigration, the reason being that the coolie trade was based . on deception and kidnapping, but free emigration

is a matter of independent free will. Both (coolic trade and emigration) are to a certain extent mat- ters of the same nature, yet when they are discrimi- nately examined, the two systems differ as wide as heaven and earth. Thus also the system of kidnap-

ping girls for purposes of prostitution, and the adop- tion of boys or purchase of servant girls, are also matters of the same nature (as coolie trade and

free einigration). Only it requires some intelli- gence to be able to distinguish the (turbid) river King, from the (clear) stream of Wei.

  7. Some months ago, the Chinese Merchants of Ilongkong presented a petition to Your Ex- cellency, praying for permission to establish a Society for the protection of honest people (women and children), the object being to afford protection to women, girls, and young children generally against the snares of seducers and kid- nappers. It will be seen from this, that Your

Petitioners hate that form of wickedness as one hates one's enemy, and cannot bear seeing this class of rogues and vagabonds at liberty to play

their pranks in this humanely governed English Colony. For their practice is to use kidnapping and seduction, cunning and deceit as a source of profit and permanent revenue, and differs from honest and straightforward buying of sons or purchasing of servant girls so widely that there can be no comparison at all. Thus good and evil can be easily distinguished in this case.

  8. Some years ago, about the beginning of Sir ARTHUR KENNEDY's administration, Your Petitioners, seeing immorality flourish to an extra- ordinary degree, to the great injury of public

淫風甚

?

者非有全權而本人亦半由自主地之終身

庇魯日斯巴尼亞等國立約准其招工蓋?仔則能

事而相判泥今之誘拐?娼與立嗣買婢其

I

I

母可以時來間中途亦能收?

婚嫁須通知其父母允與否亦是本人自言

七數月前港中華商會?米

臺前求股一

主人有所殘忍苛待成威逼致命或失去無踹其父母及至親之人均可到官追究是以

失婢女之家必出賞帖設法訪蕁總要得同而後己因恐其父母追問故也如此看待則買

高智壞前者中國嚴禁猜仔今則與

粉而來招工則聽其自願同是一 惟智者必能分其涇渭也

見港中

?

?乃訴奸?造 買子買婢者大相懸絕於此可以別其歹

匪徒縱橫於 大英仁愛之地綠以彼等所 任之初 拐之手可見董等嫉惡如瓦?不忍見此等 督蒞 保良公會專保護婦女及 幼童以免陷於? 前 堅 利居奇與名正理 等因

八數年

|

i

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY,

morals, sccing also a system of kidnapping of fc- males going on, intended for exportation for pur-

poses of prostitution, to the total obscuration of the

oral sense, could not bear looking on quietly al in personal interview with His Excellency in Governor begged that some energetic measu- 2. Ine devised for the repression of this evil. At at time Sir ARTHUR KENNEDY considered it was

almost impossible to move a finger to repress y prostitution, because it was impossible to deal with it without coming in collision with the li- borty

of the individual guaranteed by the English

Iaw, and that only one course was left open, viz. :- to pass an Ordinance comprehending in its appli-

cation every thing of that sort whereby the evil might gradually be abated. He also asked Your Petitioners what they thought of it, and all replied it would be an excellent measure. Accordingly Onlinance No. 2 of 1875 was passed. Your Pe. titioners therefore considered that, according to Sir ARTHUR KENNEDY's intention at the time, this Onlinance referred simply to kidnapping and to forcible detention and seduction of women and girls, as also to the purchase of females for pur- poses of prostitution, but to nothing else. Strange to say, Sections VII and VIII allow a construc-

? tion and have a range of application so extensive that they can be made to extend to the buying of sons for adoption and to the buying of girls for domestic servitude, which would assume ac- malingly a criminal character. This is in the pinion of Your l'etitioners inexplicable, and they

leg, therefore, to suggest the advisability of deal-

ing with the matter by a slight alteration (in the ording of thosc sections) so as to yield to the feelings of the people.

9. The Office of the Registrar General was

harged with the superintendence of prostitutes

the licensing of brothels and similar affairs. Hut from 80 to 90 per cent. of all these prostitu- in Ilongkong were brought into these brothels by purchase, as is well known to everybody.

li buying and selling is a matter of a criminal character, the proper thing would be, first of all, ? abolish this evil (connected with the brothels). But how comes it that since the first establish- ment of the Colony down to the present day the ame old practice prevails in these licensed brothels, and has never been forbidden or abo- Eshed? It will be seen from this that successive Registrar Generals, who were thoroughly ac- quainted with Chinese social customs, abstained Ian such grievous measures (as interference. with purchase of children for adoption or domes- tie servitude).

10. When the law forbids the' purchase of haves, the reason certainly is that it is to be feared they might be reared in contempt and treated with barbarity. Such prohibition is, there- fre, a matter of benevolence and compassion. So as to bringing up girls for domestic servi- le, of course if one looks at the fact that these girls receive no wages, there is indeed ? difference iam ordinary servitude. But as one has to

1880.

125

織大傷風俗艾因拐誘婦女出洋?娼種種味自不忍是以面? 堅督求

理以順興情

至買嗣買婢皆有應得之罪在董等之心甚有所不解也可否於此?為變通辦 姦婦女及買長?娼而言不意賅例之第七第八欸竟組織包涵如此之廣推而

是有一千八百七十五年第二條例則忖思 堅督當時之意乃指誘拐?留串 無已則立一例凡類此者亦包括在?自可漸漸戢除爾等以?何如?日善於 彀法嚴禁斯哧 堅督以?懲辦奸淫頗難著手因於英國自主之例窒?難行

此事無人不知若謂買與質皆有顯得之 事凡港中裝備其中係買來者居八九 九華民政務司衙門乃兼理妓女詿?等

奴者實恐賤音而虐

遇之所以愛惜人類

稔知華人風俗不?擾民之政也

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tend and nurse them whilst they are of tender them off when they are grown

age, and marry

up, it is only for the few years between those

two periods that one gets the benefit of their labour. Morcover, as they have to be given

away in marriage, they are not like capital that

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remains on hand, whilst the food and clothes

they get are far superior to what they got in

the families they came from. Girls of poor and

distressed families seeing this, look upon it as the

very heaven and highroad to fortune. If all

such chances for theur were cut off, all the

daughters of poor cottagers would consider their

highroad to fortune destroyed. Thus the inten-

tion to do them good would turn out to be to their injury. Your Excellency being inspired by humane and benevolent feelings, will surely be able to sift and weigh the above statements.

   In the foregoing ten paragraphs Your Peti- tioners offer but a few slight explanations of the customs of the Chinese people, and of the measu-

res taken by successive Government Officials, the real facts being here set forth and presented · to Your Excellency in the earnest hope that Your Excellency will, by a stretch of charity and sympathy, condescend to yield to the feelings of the people and deal with the matter discri- minately. And as to that Ordinance, passed some time ago, which contains passages referring to this subject, Your Excellency may perhaps deem it advisable to change the meaning of the Ordi- nance, by adopting the nearer and rejecting the far fetched sense of the words. Or perhaps it may be advisable henceforth to subject the buying of sons for adoption, and the purchase of girls for domestic servitude, to official registration with the expressed stipulation that such children are not to be treated oppressively or some similar rule.

Whilst submitting these suggestions, with due respect for Your Excellency's decision, Your Pe- titioners beg to state that by such measures

there will be no grievance inflicted on the people, but rich and poor will both be comforted und

  the whole community of Hongkong will be bene- fitted thereby.

25th October, 1879.

Translated by

E. J. EITEL.

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此則無病民之政而貧富川安合港咸沾其矣 立之例有關及是事者應否變通?意從開去繁或自後於買童買婢一個可否報 官?立明條款不得苛待等情恭候 憲裁如 以上十條董等不過將人風俗及歷任 英憲辦理情形?實用達 上時務祈諒民隱俯順輿情分別辦理至於以前所

是欲愛之而反以之 大仁愛心必能洞察於此 其中得其代勞者不過年」遺嫁無意店奇在食勝於所出窮苦人家之女此犬生天活路?杜而範之則窮籍之女生路迴灌

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

REPORT BY DR. EITEL.

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Slavery, as it existed in the West, in ancient Greece and Rome, as well as in modern America, has always been an incident of race. Greek philosophers, in view of the intellectual inferiority of barba- rians, treated the enslavement of barbarians by Greeks as a matter of course. As to Roman slavery, it claimed no other justification than the right of conquest. The members of an inferior race, or the subjects of a weaker nation, were held in perpetual bondage by the members of another and stronger race who conquered in war, and who looked upon their captives and the descendants of their captives as their property, de jure gentium, as Justinian calls it. In course of time, however, an enlarged sense of equity and the development of that old Roman theory, the lex naturalis, refuted this notion of the Roman Law that victory gave the conqueror any further power over the defeated beyond disarming and disabling them as regards resumption of warfare. But with this advance of civilization came also an enlarged consciousness of the wide gulf separating civilized nations from barbarous tribes, white men and therefore free men from black races, supposed to be intended by nature for a position inferior to that of a free civilized white man. Slavery was thus not only continued but assumed a deeper significance and seemingly greater justification as being founded on organic differences, implanted in men by nature, inborn and therefore indelible. Thus it was that modern slavery, whilst abandoning the justification established in Roman Law by the so-called jus gentium of Justinian, adopted the argument first. propounded by Greek philosophers, and slavery became thus a more enduring and systematic Bondage than ever. For it was now defended even by Christian divines as in harmony with the divine purposes pro- phesied in Scripture regarding the descendants of Han, and illustrated by the physical and intellectual inferiority of black races, for Science also lent its aid to rivet the chains of the Africans, as being but highly developed apes.

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Roman slavery received its fullest development when Roman civilization and Ronan jurispru- dence was in its zenith. Thus also the absolute slavery in which the black races of Africa were held by white men in the West-Indies and in America, who treated them simply as a commercial article of export and import, was materially perfected by the rapid advance which civilization and science had made among the progressive Societies of Europe and America as compared with the retarded develop- ment of barbaric into civilized life, illustrated by the condition of the black races of Africa.

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In fact this postulate of organic differences in men as the principal apparent justification of modern slavery, is possible only in Societies which in the evolution of their social and political organism from the family groups or village units of patriarchalism, summing up all the relations of persons in the relations of family, have reached that high stage of development which is characterized by a mature sense of personal rights and individual obligation giving to the individual the place of the family. systematic reduction of men to chattelhood which converts the members of one race into a seemingly natural article of trade or into mere living implements of agriculture for the use of another race, is the privilege of a socially self-conscious generation which laboured hard to emerge from feudalism and despotism in gaining civil and political freedom and was able therefore to appreciate what the negation of liberty implies.

     But although this modern slavery was thus the natural outcome of an abnormally rapid advance of civilization, it was an outrage upon the spirit of the old Roman lex naturalis which all along counter- acted the growing tendency of Roman Law to treat the slave as a mere article of property and which especially since the French Revolution developed with marvellous rapidity. Slavery was in truth an unnatural straining of the organic differences implanted in man and therefore bound to be rectified by a reaction. The great Colonial Emancipation initiated by Wilberforce, and the more recent abolition of slavery in the United States, represent thus but a necessary development of the social organism of the West. The natural law of reaction was set in motion by that humitarianism which since the end of the last century began to permeate, like an electric current, the whole of the Western world. The result was a general growth of that ideal conception of nature which merges all distinctions of race in the higher synthesis of the universal brotherhood of man. Slavery has thus, happily, become an im- possibility among the enlightened nations of the West in whose laws and social relations the status of a slave has been more or less superseded by the contractual relation of master and servant.

     Nevertheless it must not be forgotten that, whilst this higher conception of humanity, this apprecia- tion of the fundamental equality of all human beings with its consequence, the abolition of slavery, is the outcome of a long course of organic development through which the social life of the West has passed by the gradual dissolution of family dependency and the growth of individual obligation, our present conceptions of humanity, of personal liberty and of slavery, are but transitions of progress and await further modifications and wider applications from the light of science and the spirit of equity. And further it should be remembered that, whilst the slave trade is successfully abolished in the West. slavery still lingers in many highly civilized countries. Even in the social organisms of the most advanced countries like England numerous relics of ancient patriarchalism, feudalism and despotism have survived which are out of harmony with the spirit of modern civilization. Take as an instance that relic of ancient patriarchalism, the absolute authority of husband and father, which still survives in the Law of England vesting parental rights in the father alone. Or take as another instance that relic of ancient feudalism, the European principle of feme covert, which absorbs the legal existence of

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woman during marriage in that of her husband. Or consider, as a third instance, but unum de multis. the powerful hold which the idea of aristocracy, as implying a superior quality of blood in so-called old families, still has on the popular mind of the West, America not excluded.

The foregoing will, I trust, suffice to show that the term "slavery" is bound up with the peculiar development of the social life and the legal theories of the progressive Societies of the West. It has indeed such a peculiar meaning attached to it that one ought to hesitate before applying the term rashly to the corresponding relation of a social organism like that of China which had an entirely different history and has hitherto been socially unconnected with those highly developed Societies. But I believe also to have shown that in Greek, Roman and modern society the practice of slavery always required some ingenious justification before the tribunal of the moral sense; in other words, that ever since the social organisms of the West emerged from archaic patriarchalism, so long retained by the ancient Romuns, and especially by the Sclavonians and a few other Indo-Germanic nations, slavery had no natural place in them. Its gradual dissolution was but a question of time.

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Whilst thus the idea of absolute rights inherent in men and the recognition of the absolute equality every human being has been slowly and gradually evolved in the West and thereby procured, in the course of ages, the virtual abolition of slavery, we find an entirely different development of the same ideas in China. That flower and fruit of modern Christian civilization, the practical realisation of the consciousness of the common fatherhood of God and the universal brotherhood of man, as the heirloom of every human creature, has been the very seedcorn and root from which the Chinese social organism has sprung up. That Heaven and Earth are the common parent of all human creatures, that all men within the four seas (i. e. all people that on earth do dwell) are brethren, is the keynote of the religious, social and political teaching of the most ancient Chinese Classics. In that ancient period of Chinese history, which is still looked upon as the classical norm and guide for the present and future, the Chow dynasty (founded 1,122 B. C. ), slavery was abolished in every form except that of the condemned criminal. Although slavery was re-established by the Han dynasty (3rd century B. C.), which developed the patria potestas to such an extent as to give parents the right to sell their children in case of extreme poverty, and although slavery, in a certain form and to a certain extent, has existed in China ever since, yet it is necessary to observe the radical differences which separate the system of slavery in vogue in China, from that of the West. To understand, however, the exact position which the slave occupies in the social organism of China, we must first of all observe the point at which social life in China has arrived in its process of evolution from barbarism.

The stage which China, two thousand years ago, reached in the history of its social and political development and in which it has on the whole remained ever since, through its inveterate habit of looking to the past for an ideal of the present, is correctly designated by the term "patriarchalism," though the social organism in its ceaseless absorption of new ideas is gradually breaking through the bond- age of patriarchalism in sundry points. The main idea of Chinese patriarchalism is that the male parent, as the patriarch of a definite family household, is the representative of the. "family" which is the prin- cipal organized expression of the State. The supremacy of the male parent is enhanced by the necessity. of continued sacrifices to the spirits of deceased ancestors. There lies therefore at the bottom of this system of patriarchalism the political necessity of a unitary household, as the substratum of the State, and the religious necessity of a positive central authority for sacred rites. The patriarch is thus in- vested with a power over every member of his family consisting of one or more wives, children, grand- children, and so forth, also of hired servants and possibly slaves, every one of whom has a fixed relation to the "family," guaranteed by the whole social state, and all are subject to the same patria potestas. In a State thus based on patriarchalism the idea of personal liberty, of absolute rights possessed by every individual, as conceived by the civilization of the West, has no apparent room, although it is contained in it as the leaf is contained in the plant at every stage of its growth. Nor is there any room for that absolute slavery which for so many centuries disfigured Western civilization. Every member of the family or household, the wife, the concubine, the child, the servant, the slave, merges his or her individual existence in the "family," which is legally the only "person" existing in China. The Chinese mind cannot comprehend any basis for individual relations apart from the relations of the family. Yet each individual has a definite place as a person, not as a property, reserved to him in this imperium in imperio, the empire of the pater familias, which place is guaranteed to him and guarded by the State. None is indeed sui juris, for all under the patria potestas, but the latter has its fixed limits. The mother, although but a purchased Agnate, becomes the depositary of the patria potestas with the death of the father. The father of the family himself, although endowed with the jus vit? necisque, is for every exercise of his power affecting the life of any one, subject to his patria potestas, answerable to the State. Moreover he has as many duties as he has rights. He is solidarily responsible for any crime committed by any member, servant, or slave of his family, whereby crime becomes a corporate act and the extent of moral responsibility, thus laid upon the house-father, a serious burden. In a family thus constituted none can be free, but at the same time the bondage under which all are, in their several ways, is not a mark of tyranny, but of religious unity, a bond of equality and mutual regard.

It must be clearly understood, however, that the "family," which thus forms the unit of the Chinese system of patriarchalism, is not what we understand to be a family, but strictly speaking, one of those legal fictions with which the Chinese social system, like every other archaic organism, abounds. The Chinese family really means the circle of those who are under one and the same patria potestas, whether

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they came under this power by procreation, by agnation, by adoption, or by gift or purchase. Such "family" may be a combination of many households, of brothers and their descendants in two or more generations, not necessarily dining at the same table, not necessarily tilling the same fields, but necessarily held together by common subjection to the same patria potestas and the common use of the same ancestral hall with the common worship of the same oldest ancestral tablet. This explains the common occurrence in our Law Courts of half a dozen men, acknowledging each to be the son of a different father, yet persisting in calling themselves brothers. The purchased slave, the hired domestic, the wife, are as truly related to the head of such a family as the latter's own son. The son differs from the family slave only by the nearer chance he has of wielding some day himself the patria potestas. It seems strange to us, brought up, as we are, in the ideas of cognate relationship, but it is nevertheless a fact that simple purchase and adoption-which latter is invariably a money bargain- should constitute kinship, so much so, that law and custom make no distinction whatever between adoptive and real connection, and that the purchased slave enters into the circle of relationship in the family. Few foreigners have comprehended the extent of social equality which this conception of the family practically engenders. The amount of influence which woman, bought and sold as she is, really has in China, and there within her proper sphere, within the family, is little understood. The depth of domestic affection, of filial piety, of paternal care, which is ingrained in every member of this collossal aggregation of families called China, has never been fathomed yet, and is almost unin- telligible to the members of modern European Societies which in their haste to constitute a social order, in which every personal relation shall be based on the free and intelligent agreement of indi- viduals, almost forget that they are building up the rights of the individual on the ruins of the family and developing social equality and individual liberty at the expense of domestic affections and filial piety. Who would glibly decide that this modern intellectual individualism of the West, with all the development it has wrought in science and mechanics, is an undoubted advance upon the filial piety and intuitive faith of Chinese patriarchalis?n ?

Having thus a definite place within the pale of the family, and thereby secured against being reduced to the condition of mere chattelhood, though subject to a patria potestas which is shared in by every other member of the family, the Chinese family-slave has not ? position peculiarly galling. His master is of the same blood with him. Slavery in China is not an incident of race as in the West but an accident of misfortune. The master knows that any turn of fortune may reduce him to the position of a slave. The slave knows that his master, though he be the highest official in the Empire, is under the same patria potestas in relation to the Emperor, in which he, the slave, stands in relation to his master. There is really little in the position of a Chinese family-slave which allows a close comparison with the condition of a slave under the Roman Law, or of a negroe in the hands of his West-Indian or American master. Considering that the legal definition of the term slavery (see Wharton, Law Lexicon, London, 1872,) is "that civil relation in which one man has absolute power over the life, fortune and liberty of another," the question arises, can such a position as that occupied by the Chinese slave be seriously called slavery, in the legal acceptation of the term, or is it not rather the position of a bond-servant than a slave that he occupies?

    To answer this question, it is necessary to define exactly who are slaves in China, how such slavery arises or perpetuates itself, and then place side by side with it the existing system of domestic servitude as it practically obtains in China.

    The only classes of persons in China answering to some extent the aforementioned legal defini- tion of the term slavery are convicts, eunuchs, and persons who sold themselves into or were born in hereditary family-slavery. Chinese convicts, as also occasionally prisoners of war, are sometimes attached, in the position of slaves, to military stations on the frontier, or presented to military officers on the frontier as domestic slaves. They are treated as outlaws, but may not be killed with impunity. Most of them eventually become permanent settlers and have their liberty restored to them, or they may be pardoned and return as free men to their families. Female convicts also are occasionally sold into domestic slavery in official families. But if such a female slave is given in marriage, she becomes free, and if she bears a son to a free man, whether as wife or concubine, that son may succeed to his father's property. As to eunuchs, who are principally employed in the Imperial Palace, or in the Palaces of the Princes, who are by law bound to keep and supply eunuchs, they are either provided by parents who have their children made eunuchs to secure to them the easy life in the Harem, or they are persons who for some reason or other submitted to the same operation, or they are the sons of rebels who were made eunuchs by order of the Government. These eunuchs, though

                  These eunuchs, though the victims of a barbarous custom, are not outside the pale of the family, and occupy a fixed position in it guaranteed by the law. to private or ordinary domestic slaves, not being convicts, it must be understood, in the first instance, that no free parent can sell his children into hereditary slavery. The law, whilst recognizing and legalizing hereditary slavery, severely punishes any tendency to mix the once existing social ranks. Hereditary slaves, therefore, if not convicts, are either born in hereditary slavery or they are persons who deliberately sold themselves into such slavery, by stress of poverty or with a view to gain the protection of a wealthy family. Such a sale must be the free and voluntary act of the individual, must have the sanction of him who wields the patria potestas over the individual, and the deed must be approved, stamped and registered in a public Court. The owner of such a slave is bound by custom to provide him with a wife and the descendants of such a marriage are then hereditary slaves.

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This form of slavery is comparatively rare in the Canton Province where it occurs only in connection with very wealthy families, but is said to obtain to some extent among the so-called T?n-K? or boat popu- lation of Canton,” many of these families being in the relation of hereditary slaves to wealthy Cantonese clans under whose protection they live and to whom they pay portion of their carnings. There is however nothing in his outward appearance or condition to distinguish such a slave from a free person. Although I spent the greater portion of fifteen years in some inland districts of the Canton Province, I have never to my knowledge seen such an hereditary slave. I am told that generally only the nearest acquaintances know a slave to be such and that the only outward distinction of an here- ditary slave is the rule made by custom that on New Year's day, when even the poorest free man, who goes about barefoot all the year through, dons shoes and stockings, the slave has to wear wooden clogs. I am sure there is not one such hereditary slave in Hongkong. But suppose one came here and were told that he is entirely free on British soil, it would make no difference to him whatever. For he looks upon his master as a refuge to fall back upon in case of sickness, and anyhow he treats his rela tion to his master as a family relation and views his adherence to it as a matter of honour. Besides any such slave has always a chance of purchasing his freedom and if once affranchised his descendants in the third generation can compete for official honours. This system of slavery, whilst comparatively rare in the Canton Province, is more frequently practised in the Fohkien Province where by custom the third generation of an hereditary slave regains freedom. But the principal seat of this slavery is in the agrarian districts of Shantung and most especially in the Hwui-chau, Ning-kwoh and Ch'i-chou Prefectures of the Ngan-hwui Province. It is also said to exist to a large extent among the fisher- men of the Cheh-kiang Province. But in all these cases the slave is a member of the family to which he belongs, which is answerable for his life to the State, and the law permits all such slaves to redeem themselves by money payment, when the contract which restores liberty to the slave is to be stamped and recorded in Court.

 Under these circumstances I have no hesitation in saying that it seems to me impossible to iden tify this curious mixture of contract service, family dependence and slavery, which characterizes the Chinese analogue of slavery, with that slavery which the history of European society evolved and to which our law books, Acts of Parliament and Orders in Council refer. To deal justly with the slavery of China we ought to invent a new name for it.

 Domestic servitude occupies an entirely different position. Whilst the hereditary slave and his immediate descendants are excluded from all competition for official honours, domestic servitude does not imply such disability although the law treats the domestic servant during the term of his

engage. ment as under the entire control-life of course excluded-of his master who is answerable for his misdemeanours and involved in his crime. In all arrangements, contracts or deeds regarding domestic servitude there are invariably the elements of a monetary transaction, just as in the case of deeds of adoption. The sale and especially the pledging of persons, whether adults or children, for purposes of domestic servitude is the ruling custom all over China. The law, although sanctioning the sale of children for purposes of adoption within each clan, and even from without, is here in advance of public opinion as it expressly allows, by an edict of Kien Lung (A.D. 1788), the sale of children only to extremely poor people in times of famine, but forbids even in that case re-sale of a child once bought. Practically however the indiscriminate sale of children for purposes of domestic servitude is not inter- fered with by the law at any time. On the contrary, the advance of law over custoin, here indicated, is but slight, when we consider that the law sanctions the custom of temporarily pledging one's wife, concubine or daughters to another family for purposes of domestic servitude. In the latest edition of the Penal Code I find, appended to the Section headed "pledging wives or daughters," the following note. "This prohibition refers only to pledging, in return for money received, one's wife or concubine to another man whose wife or concubine she is to be (till redeemed), but the practice, so extremely common at the present day, of poor people pledging, for money received, their wives or daughters to others for purposes of domestic servitude is not included under this prohibition." A male domestic may either him- self make the contract with his employer which binds him to the latter for a number of years, or the domestic may have been handed over by his parents to the master who pays the parents, may be, a sum, in advance, so to say, of the wages to be earned. The same is the case with grown up or elderly female domestics. But the largest majority of all female domestics in China are young girls of more or less tender age, most of whom enter upon their domestic servitude when four or five years old. The reason for this immense demand for young female domestics lies in the system of polygamy which obtains all over the empire and which has a religious basis. A son being required to continue the family sacrifices, any one whose first wife proves childless will consider it his religious duty either to adopt a son or to take a second or third or fourth wife until he procures a son. To die without a son is considered a heinous sin against one's ancestors. But in a family consisting of several wives there is no room for the sort of servant girl to which Western nations are accustomed. As eunuchs are forbidden to all families below the rank of a prince, the custom of purchasing young girls for the performance of the lighter domestic duties became the general practice of all well-to-do families since time immemorial. Such girls may either be pledged by their parents for a certain time or sold for good. When only pledged, the case is generally this. A family being in urgent distress and requiring immediately a certain sum of money, take one of their female children, say five years old, who has been sufficiently impressed with the misery at home, to a wealthy family

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   where the child becomes a member of the family and has perhaps to look after a baby. The father receives a small loan on the security of this child, and when that loan is repaid with interest. the child returns to her father's family to remain there till in the ordinary course she is sold as a be- trothed wife or, as we call it, married. But the child may be sold out and out. In that case invariably a deed is drawn up called by a common legal fiction "a deed of gift." A sum of money is paid and the child becomes the domestic servant of the family and is as entirely under the patria potestas of the head of that family, as if she were a slave, with the exception that an all powerful custoin requires the master to find a husband for his servant girl when she is of age, and the moment she is married she is as free for ever as any married woman can be and no touch of servitude clings to her descendants. Considering the deep hold which this system has on the Chinese people, it is not to be wondered at that Chinese can scarcely comprehend how an English Judge could come to designate this species of domestic servitude by the name slavery. On the contrary, intelligent Chinese look upon this system as the necessary and indispensable complement of polygamy, as an excellent counter remedy for the de- plorably wide spread system of infanticide, and as the natural consequence of the chronic occurrence of famines, inundations and rebellions in an overpopulated country. But the abuses to which this system of buying and selling female children is liable in the hands of unscrupulous parents and buyers, and the support it lends to public prostitution are too patent facts to require pointing out.

     This system of domestic servitude is very common in Hongkong among well-to-do Cantonese, less common among the Fohkien people and comparatively rare among the Hakkas. The reason is that early betrothals and early marriages are common ainong both the Fohkienese and especially among the Hakkas who have moreover the custom of sending the betrothed, as soon as she is able to walk, say when three or four years old, to the family of her future husband, where she remains till her marriage and has exactly the same position and performs the same duties which the purchased servant girl is required for in a Cantonese family. I must mention, however, by way of explanation, that polygamy is also comparatively rare.among the Hakkas.

     To foreigners of course it seems very unnatural that children should be sold into domestic servitude. But the Chinaman sees nothing unnatural in it because almost every social arrangement in China, betrothal, marriage, concubinage, adoption, servitude, is professedly based on a money bargain. The roots of this whole system of slavery and servitude are inseverably interlaced not only with the general social organism but with the national character of the Chinese. The British soldier who takes his shilling may be said to have sold himself into slavery. The British sailor, after signing the articles, may virtually be a slave for a period. But these forms of servitude, created by an Act of Parliament, can be swept away entirely by another Act of Parliament. They are not bound up with the social organism and have no root in the national character. But the slavery and domestic servitude of China are institutions which nothing short of the general dissolution of the whole social system of patriarchalism can possibly remove, for they are ingrained in the very blood and brain of China.

".

     To understand the social bearings of domestic servitude as it obtains in Hongkong, it must be observed that, although the Chinese residents of Hongkong are under British rule and live in close proximity to English social life, there has always been an impassable gulf between respectable English and Chinese society in Hongkong. The two forms of social life have exercised a certain influence upon each other, but the result now visible is, that while Chinese social life has remained exactly what it is on the mainland of China, the social life of many foreigners in Hongkong has comparatively degenerated and not only accommodated itself in certain respects to habits peculiar to the system of patriarchalism, but caused a certain disrespectable but small class of Chinese to enter into a social alliance with foreigners which, while detaching them from the restraining influence of the custom and public opinion of Chinese society, left, them uninfluenced by the moral powers of foreign civilization.

     This exceptional class of Chinese residents here in Hongkong consists principally of the women known, in Hongkong, by the popular nickname "h?m-shui-m?i (lit. salt water girls), applied to these members of the so-called T?n-k? or boat population, the Pariahs of Cantonese society. These T?n- k? people of the Canton river are the descendants of a tribe of aborigines pushed by advancing Chinese civilization to live on boats on the Canton river, being for centuries forbidden by law to live on shore. The Emperor YUNG CHING (A.D. 1730) allowed them to settle in villages in the immediate proximity of the river, but they were left by him and remain to the present day excluded from competition for official honours, whilst custom forbids them to intermarry with the rest of the people. These T?n-k? people were the secret but trusty allies of foreigners from the time of the East India Company to the present day. They furnished pilots and supplies of provisions to British men-of-war and troop ships when doing so was by the Chinese Governinent declared treason unsparingly visited with capital punishment. They invaded Hongkong the moment the Colony was opened and have ever since main- tained here a monopoly, so to say, of the supply of Chinese pilots and ships' crews, of the fish trade, the cattle trade, and especially of the trade in women for the supply of foreigners and of brothels patronized by foreigners. Almost every so-called "protected woman," i.e. kept mistress of foreigners here, belongs to this T?n-k? tribe, looked down upon and kept at a distance by all the other Chinese classes. It is among these T?n-k? women and especially under the protection of those "protected T?n-k? women that private prostitution and the sale of girls for purposes of concubinage flourishes, being looked upon by them as their legitimate profession. Consequently almost every "protected woman" keeps a nursery of purchased children or a few servant girls who are being reared with a

}

!

132 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

view to their eventual disposal, according to their personal qualifications, either among foreigners here as kept women, or among Chinese residents as their concubines, or to be sold for export to Singapore, San Francisco or Australia. Those protected women, moreover, generally act as protectors each to a few other T?n-k? women who live by sly prostitution. The latter, again, used to be preyed upon till quite recently His Excellency Governor HENNESSY stopped this fiendish practice by informers paid with Government money, who would first debanch such women and then turn round against them charging them before the Magistrate as keepers of unlicensed brothels, in which case a heavy fine would be inflicted to pay which these women used to sell their own children or sell themselves into bondage, worse than slavery, to the keepers of the brothels licensed by Govern- Whenever a sly brothel was broken up these keepers would crowd the shroff's office of the Police Court or the visiting room of the Government Lock Hospital to drive their heartless bargains which were invariably enforced with the weighty support of the Inspectors of brothels appointed by Government under the Contagious Diseases Ordinance. The more this Ordinance was enforced the more of this buying and selling of human flesh went on at the very doors of Government offices.

ment.

It is amongst these outcasts of Chinese society that the worst abuses of the Chinese system of domestic servitude exist, because that system is here unrestrained by the powers of traditional custom or popular opinion. This class of people mustering perhaps here in Hongkong not more than two thousand persons, are entirely beyond the argument of this essay. They form a class of their own, readi ly recognized at a glance. They are disowned by Chinese society whilst they are but parasites on foreign society. The system of buying and selling female children and of domestic servitude with which they must be identified is so glaring an abuse of legitimate Chinese domestic servitude, that it calls for corrective measures entirely apart from any considerations connected with the general body of Chinese society.

As regards the peculiarly patriarchal features of the general body of Chinese society in Hongkong no interference has hitherto been ventured upon either by the Legislature or by the Executive, whilst the common Law of England proved utterly inapplicable to the peculiar social systems of the Chinese living here. That prominent feature of patriarchal society, that fountain source of female domestic ser- vitude, polygamy, has never yet been interfered with by the Executive. Even monogamic marriage is neither registered nor recognized by the English Courts of Hongkong as distinct from concubinage in the case of Chinese non-christian families. Although a local Marriage Ordinance has been passed which applies to the fifteen hundred Chinese Christians in Hongkong, it does not apply to one of the 134,000 non-christian Chinese residents here. Under these circumstances it seems to me inconsistent to single out the peculiar form of legitimate female domestic servitude practised by the Chinese here in accordance with the time honoured custom of their native country, the frontiers of which are conterminous with those of Hongkong. Hongkong is indeed but a dot in the ocean, but the Chinese social life of Hongkong is also but a dot in the ocean of that vast social life which covers a country peopled by four hundred millions of people. Whilst having no social intercourse with the foreigners of Hongkong, the pulse of Chinese social life in Hongkong beats in unison with that of patriarchal China and its arteries are constantly supplied with new life blood from the same

source.

It is one of the lessons which modern Sociology has taught, that police prosecutions or legislative enactments must of necessity prove inefficient when intended to cope with any deep seated social custom, because social reforms cannot be effected by any means except by the accumulated effects of habit on character. I have no doubt whatever that, apart from the abuses which naturally attach to every social custom like that of domestic servitude, any direct interference with the system itself on the part of the Executive or Legislature would do more harm than good. The domestic servant girls of Hongkong know that they are free. If badly treated they have no hesitation in applying to the Police and bringing a charge of assault against master or mistress. But suppose the Police were instructed that every Chinese house-father, who has in his family a purchased servant girl, should be dragged into the Police Court and punished, the consequence would be, in the first instance, that every well-to-do house-father would send his family over to the mainland to reside there, and in the second instance all worthless servant girls would be thrown upon the hands of the Govern ment. Homes would have to be built for them, work would have to be provided for them, yet Chinese social custom would, in secret, retain its habit of domestic servitude quietly as before, under another name perhaps, but side by side with the share which the Government, in dealing with all the homeless servant girls thrown upon its hands, would have to take in it. I cannot imagine what permanent good could reasonably be expected to result from such direct interference.

It will be seen from the above that, peculiar as Roman and American slavery was, Chinese slavery and Chinese domestic servitude have some essentially different features entirely their own.

It should be noted, moreover, that whilst the slavery of Europe and America was such that the moral sense at all times revolted from it, and constantly required to be pacified by new modes of justification, Chinese slavery and Chinese domestic servitude never required any special pleading to justify it before the tribunal of natural law or moral sense. Indeed, the moment we examine closely into Chinese slavery and servitude from the stand point of history and sociology, we find that slavery and servitude have, with the exception of the system of eunuchs, lost all barbaric and revolting features, and are but the natural phenomena of a social organism held in the bondage of patriarchalism. As this organism

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880. 133

has had its certain natural evolution, it will as certainly undergo, in due time, a natural dissolution, which in fact has in more than one point already set in. But no legislative or executive measures taken in Hongkong will hasten this process, which follows its own course and its own laws, laid down by a wise Providence which happily overrules for the good all that is evil in this world.

     To sum up this somewhat too elaborate argument, and to point its conclusions with special reference to the question of Chinese domestic servitude in Hongkong as practised by the general body of the Chinese inhabitants, I venture to say that the foregoing essay, if it proves anything at all, proves the truth of the following propositions

-:

     1. Chinese domestic servitude is so peculiar and differs so widely in its essential characteristics from negroe slavery that it cannot be logically brought under the provisions of any English enactment regarding that form of slavery, Police prosecution of Chinese domestic servitude under any law made with reference to negroe slavery would therefore constitute an act of very doubtful legality.

     2. Chinese domestic servitude appears to be a low form of social development when judged by the advanced standard of European civilization, but when judged by the relative standard of Chinese civilization, founded on entirely different principles, it has its legitimation as the best possible form of social development under the circumstances. Absolute condemnation of Chinese domestic servitude would therefore be an act of moral injustice.

     3. Chinese domestic servitude is not an excrescence on but a necessary part of the patriarchal order of things which characterizes the social life of the Chinese residents of Hongkong. To prohibit Chinese domestic servitude in toto, would therefore constitute an act of violence, as striking at the very roots of the social organism, the results of which would, in all probability, be harmful to the Chinese and embarrassing to the Government.

     4. Chinese domestic servitude, hitherto upheld in Hongkong by the conservative tendencies of the patriarchal organism in China, is bound by the laws of nature to yield eventually to the progressive tendencies of modern society. Undue interference with this process would therefore be an act of in- judicious intolerance.

Hongkong, 25th October, 1879.

E. J. EITEL.

:

No. 29.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     The following Letter from the Captain Superintendent of Police, together with the Returns of Criminal Statistics accompanying it, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1880.

[No. 32.]

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG,

23rd January, 1880.

     SIR,-I have the honour, in accordance with the instructions contained in your Circular of 2nd December, 1879, to forward, for the information of His Excellency the Governor, details of the Police Establishment, the list of Pensioners, and the Criminal Statistics for 1879.

     2. The Criminal Statistics show that 6129 cases were reported to the Police during the past year, being a decrease of 706 cases or 10.32 per cent from the returns for 1878. In the sub-division of these cases into Serious Crimes (so called) and Minor Offences, a decrease of 214 cases or 8.19 per cent is found in Serious Crimes, and a decrease of 492 cases or 11.64 per cent in Minor Offences.

I have the honour, to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent of Police.

The Honourable W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

fc.,

fc.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880. 133

has had its certain natural evolution, it will as certainly undergo, in due time, a natural dissolution, which in fact has in more than one point already set in. But no legislative or executive measures taken in Hongkong will hasten this process, which follows its own course and its own laws, laid down by a wise Providence which happily overrules for the good all that is evil in this world.

     To sum up this somewhat too elaborate argument, and to point its conclusions with special reference to the question of Chinese domestic servitude in Hongkong as practised by the general body of the Chinese inhabitants, I venture to say that the foregoing essay, if it proves anything at all, proves the truth of the following propositions

-:

     1. Chinese domestic servitude is so peculiar and differs so widely in its essential characteristics from negroe slavery that it cannot be logically brought under the provisions of any English enactment regarding that form of slavery, Police prosecution of Chinese domestic servitude under any law made with reference to negroe slavery would therefore constitute an act of very doubtful legality.

     2. Chinese domestic servitude appears to be a low form of social development when judged by the advanced standard of European civilization, but when judged by the relative standard of Chinese civilization, founded on entirely different principles, it has its legitimation as the best possible form of social development under the circumstances. Absolute condemnation of Chinese domestic servitude would therefore be an act of moral injustice.

     3. Chinese domestic servitude is not an excrescence on but a necessary part of the patriarchal order of things which characterizes the social life of the Chinese residents of Hongkong. To prohibit Chinese domestic servitude in toto, would therefore constitute an act of violence, as striking at the very roots of the social organism, the results of which would, in all probability, be harmful to the Chinese and embarrassing to the Government.

     4. Chinese domestic servitude, hitherto upheld in Hongkong by the conservative tendencies of the patriarchal organism in China, is bound by the laws of nature to yield eventually to the progressive tendencies of modern society. Undue interference with this process would therefore be an act of in- judicious intolerance.

Hongkong, 25th October, 1879.

E. J. EITEL.

:

No. 29.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

     The following Letter from the Captain Superintendent of Police, together with the Returns of Criminal Statistics accompanying it, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1880.

[No. 32.]

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG,

23rd January, 1880.

     SIR,-I have the honour, in accordance with the instructions contained in your Circular of 2nd December, 1879, to forward, for the information of His Excellency the Governor, details of the Police Establishment, the list of Pensioners, and the Criminal Statistics for 1879.

     2. The Criminal Statistics show that 6129 cases were reported to the Police during the past year, being a decrease of 706 cases or 10.32 per cent from the returns for 1878. In the sub-division of these cases into Serious Crimes (so called) and Minor Offences, a decrease of 214 cases or 8.19 per cent is found in Serious Crimes, and a decrease of 492 cases or 11.64 per cent in Minor Offences.

I have the honour, to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent of Police.

The Honourable W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

fc.,

fc.

Robberies with Violence

from

the Person.

TABLE A.

RETURN of SERIOUS and MINOR OFFENCES reported to have been committed during the Year 1879, with the Results of such Reports.

Burglaries.

Larcenies in

Dwelling

Honses

at Night

Assaults with intent

to rob.

Larcenies.

Felonies

not

already

Assaults

and

Disorderly

Gambling.

given.

Conduct.

Kidnapping.

Unlawful

Piracy.

Possession.

Euro-

Miscellaneous

peans

Offencer.

and

Ameri-

CaDS.

Indians Chinese.

Total

TOTAL

2

010

10

20

20

16

19

23

July,

August,

September,

October,

November, .

December,

2

:

:

..

~

2

325

6

1,850

972

302

15

G

$ | 675 1,134

#76) 157) 495; 185 21

2

39595

38

40

333j 302j 102]

G

?

301 23: 762 1,442 1,717

537

498) 48

59

14

7,469 ||1,021 |6,026 (1,383 |

6.129

7,409

:

02

2

2

:

:

2

Co

:

:

*

:

:

??

:

:

to

February,

March,

1

April,

1

2

May,

? 1

2

2

June,

G

..

15

N

:

:

January,.

13

A

:

to

G

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

169

69

73

42

211

98

3

?

1

}

?

ng

34

91

441

C 10

US 31 * 11

1

..

16. 12

19

4:10 17 11

3

1

3

25j 18

69

69

13

:

~

:

:

158

73

29

114

74

137

75

090

N

104

23 15 88

90

68

3

LO

6

1

432

304

474

113

7126

177

21

c+

2

1

449

116

119

3|| 124

314

143

Xx3

31 4 2

..

561

????

70

20

1 854 146

158

28 1

I

474

128

130

Ge

154 120

10

36...

#

424

110

00

22

11

δει μια

149

35

36, 13

3

..

379

418 142

154

8.5

23

:

130

76

22

:

:

161

97

10

132

84

10

1 ..

:

:

:

:

:

120

120

3.

35

1

?

F

:

148

.

2

79 17

33

70 101

??? 104

18

40 13 22

17

GC 107 21

90 340

S

20 61 36 1

2017

25 16 68 12

00

=

126

41)

9 39

4

1

22

:

:

1

"

:

:

+

:

:

50 152 194

42

19 23 125 169

24

1969 139

165

34

1

2

536

12

3

3235

79

104

22

42... G..

198

81 110

17

4

2 419

6$9

:6

487

103

546

$16

100

107

107

9

497

113

13

90

117

;

404 142

12

1: 19

99

99

42

47!

4

2

404

fo

110

19

45S

110

458 150

470

399

Cases reported.

1879.

No. of l'ersons convicted.

No. of Persona discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of J'ersons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of P'ersons discharged.

Casca reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reporteil.

No. of P'ersous convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reparted.

No. of Persons convicted.

1

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 P'ersona discharged.

Drunkenness.

Nuisances,

No Pass or Light.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No.?of Persona discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of l'ersons convicted.

No, of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

ALL

CASES.

TOTAL

OF

Police Department, Hongkong, 23rd January, 1880.

1 Died before trial.

b. 4 Absconded from bail.

IV. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent of L'olive.

January,

February,

March,

April, ............

May,

1879.

Cases reported.

No. of l'ersons convicted.

No. of l'ersons discharged.

Casos reported.

No. of Persons convicted. No. of P'ersons discharged.

Cas?s reported,

???

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of P'ersona discharged.

Cases reported.

No, of Persons convicted,

No. of i'ersona discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted,

No. of l'ersona discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of l'ersons convicted. No. of Persons discharged,

Cases reported.

Na, of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

No. of Persons convleted. No of Persons discharges, Undex reported. No. of Persons convicteil, Ko, of Persons slischarged. Cawn reporteil.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of P'ersons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No, of l'ersons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of l'ersons convicted. No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

Duty.

Characters.

Mendicants.

Hawking.

Unlicensed

Street Cries.

Desertion,

Neglect of Refusal, ani

Suspicious Vagabonds, Bogues,

Vehicles Public Breach of

Ordinance.

anil

Breach of Ilar-

Lour and Comats | Ordinances,

| Breach of Spirits:

mimple) prom

Ordinances.

Breach of Registration Ordinance.

TABLE B.

Retunx of MisSCELLANEOUS OFFENCES reported to have been committed during the Year 1879, with Results of such Reports.

Breach of

Measures Weights and

Markets, and

Fawnbrukers,

Breach of

Ordinances.

Conspiracy.

Bribery and

Intimidation, Extortion,

Obtaining

Trees Cutting

or

Money Goods and

by False

Earth.

Pretences.

Cruelty to

Ordinances.

Deportation

und ?rs

and

Gaol,

J'alice,

Apurious Colne.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Casea reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged,

Cases reported.

No. of P'ersona convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted. No. of Persons disclurged. Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

No. of Persons convleted.

No. of P'ersous discharged." Casen reported.

No. of Persons convicted. No, of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Pernots convicted.

Ku, of Persons diselargod.

Cuses reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Animals, or

Furious Driving.

Damage lo

Property, &c.

False Charge.

Attempted Saleide.

Trespan

Total

:

3

3

1

..

13

lis

7

67 73| 1 | 2

401

1

..

1*..

10

41

40, 15

21

1. ..

:

16 ..

13

jor

..

?

:

:. :

..

16

10

19

50

2

?

20

..

17

?

..

.T

..

13

?

2

:

?

2

1

110

23 20

..

-

:

12

$3 ..

21| 17| 12 |

11

18

..

..

47 113 || 15 | ..

·

?

13

?? ?

16

12 1.27

15 201

GO 71 3|| 3 | 3 | ..

8

12 10 7

4

:

:

..

1011

19 24 ..

|44|||43| 4|| 13 || 13 || 2 | 2

1 1

12 12 6

n

..

4 12,14

.

28|27|

63 58 5 11 10

4

10 1

11 8 3

13

13

10 12:13

··

..

TOTAL................... | 119 123| 23 || 506|| 573| 34 || 68 |

99

4 93

167| 13 | 191| 174| 88 || 30

14

% |

:

31

Police Department; Hongkong, 23rd January, 1880.

4 [13% }251 | 41

-

A

-

+

+3

2

:

:

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·

:

,

:

N

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

2

12

1

I

6

4

1

3

N

11..

313 10| 13 | 9|16;25|

5

3 51

56 | 12 | 27

19

?

&

-

I

13

:

:

?

IN

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I

:

19

93

GG

42

THE, HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, Tu FEBRUAR,

152

194

42

3

3

169

24

165

34

19

104

22

2.2

31

110

17

4

..

12

:

I

**

90

89

*7

126

177

21

114

143

14

146

32

27

35

20

14

37 |1,442 |1,717 | 337

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

130

*AOOT

DESCRIPTION.

TABLE C.

COMPARATIVE RETURN of OFFENCES coming under the notice of the Police, during the Years 1877, 1878, and 1879.

SERIOUS.

Number of Cases.

Number of Persons.

Convicted.

Discharged.

MINOR.

136

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4?? FEBRUARY, 1880.

Number of Persons.

Number of Cases.

DESCRIPTION.

Convicted.

Discharged.

1877. 1878. | 1879. | 1877. | 1878. | 1879. | 1877.

1878. 1879.

811 876 838 1,282 1,269 1,134 282 353 157 497 585 2,073 1,794|1,442 |2,012 11,965 |1,717 464 612 301

611

1,151

355 232

335 762

No analysis of Convictions & Discharges.

281

146

199

275

318 376 125 185

332 337

1877. 1878.

1879. 1877. | 1878. | 1879. | 1877. | 1878. | 1879.

Murder,

5

2

Robbery with Violence from Person,

21

35

39

17

12

10

Burglary or Larceny from Dwelling, Assault with Intent to rob...........................

79 131

101

12

19

41

**

2

126

Assault,..

20

Gambling,

9

Miscellaneous,

2

I

...

Drunkenness,

...

..

Kidnapping,

73

53

51

35

Piracy,

9

7

31

1

38

36

69

40

Nuisances,

1

No Pass or Light,

Unlawful Possession,

309

470

333

291 410

302

105

166

105

Larcenies,

Felonies not already given,

32

1,437 |1,SS8 |1,830 19 11

813 1,037

26

972 192

304

302

10

5

4

18

7

TOTAL,..

1,9662,611

2,397 1,196 1,554 |1,381

311

571

485

1879-Total Number of Cases 6,129, being a Decrease of 706 Cases or 10.32 per cent from 1878. Decrease of Serious Crimes 214 Cases or 8.19 per cent. Decrease of Minor Offences 492 Casca or 11.64 per cent.

Police Department, Hongkong, 23rd January, 1830.

TOTAL,...

5,4224,224 |3,732 |3,791 |3,839 9,350 702 775 898

W. M. DEANE,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

No. 30.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880. 137

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that Mr. A. T. RAMSEY MURRAY, Acting 4th Master in the Central School, aving absented himself from the Colony without permission, has been dismissed from the Public

Service

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSHI,

Colonial Secretary.

Letters. Papers.

*

Donnelly, E. M. 1

Hardcastle, E. L.2

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 3rd February, 1880.

Lafters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

MacDuer, Mrs. 1

Roussel, Monsr. 1

Letters. Fapers.

Lata Fork.

Hernandes, A. 1

McFarlane, W. 1

2

Reimann, P. P.

1

Emery, II. C. 1

Henderson, John

2

Moreno, C. C. 4

17

Rodrigues, Sabina 1 1 pel.

El Age, Frank 1

Heslun, Mrs. D. E.

1

Mackie, Y.

1

1

Rodrigues, J. P. 1

Taylor, Win. Kerr 1 1 Telfer, M.

Voen & Co.

1

Easton, J.

2

4

Hill, Capt. John 1

Miller, David

1

Rollings, John 1

card

Edwards. F. II. 1

Hatch, J. T.

1

Marmaut, B.

2

White, Mrs. F. W. 5

Hai An

1

Michel, Madme. 1

Smith, W. Farra 3

Wor Shang

Francis Francis 1

Maury, Monsr. 1

1 regd.

Fousing. Louis 1

Imberti, Battista 2

Fimmi, Miss A, 1

Ingram, John H.1

Faller, Jules 8.1

Fails. T. V. de 1

Fuke, Jola

1

Jenkins, John 1 J. K.

1

Nero, Mathew 1 Nicholson, Alex. 1 Ng Ahon Noel, Frank

1

Creon, Mas. M. 5.1

Lilley, Capt.

4

Ganbara. Mrs. 1

GAL C. I. A Grey, Capt. II. 1

Hemales, Jao 1

Lie Tay Ho Lauta, G. W. Lilly, Aliss F. 2 Lupeak, Joseph 1 Law, M.

1 regd.

i

1

Page, John E. 2 Parlance, James 1 Perthelier, Monsr. Peet & Co., J. 1

Quing Yee

Stone, E.

Shit Lin

Salgado, Jos? 2 Sell, G. P.

Sherwood, O. S. 1 Stout, Dr.

Spence, D. W. 1 Saunders, T. 1 Schweinsberg, G. 1 card. Smith, G.

1

1

1

Walker, Thos. 1

Walker, Ed. R. I

Sinith, George 1

Waters, C. A. 1

Wright, C.

1

Ward, Mrs.

1

Xavier, F. S.

1

Young Henry I

1

Yew ling Cheong 1 regd.

1

Tause, Miss N. S. 1

You Ch. g, D. 1 You Cheong

1

Growler...

1 Letter.

For Men of War.

Lily, Letter.

For Merchant Ships.

Richmond, ........1 Begd

Shannon..........1 Letter.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers. Earl of Zetland 1

1

Electra

Chat. Alpine, s.s. U

3

Endymion

Letters. l'epers. Jules Dufaure 1 Jeddah, s.5. Jane Gibson

Lettera. Papas.

1

3

Erma

Club Sable

1

Erue

1.

Kinross

1

Nettie Merryman 2 N. Boyuton 1 regd. Norman

1 regd. Norman Court 1 Nautilus

Lets. Pre Sir Lancelot 8 Star of China 3 Staffordshire 1 Stonewall Jackson Southern Overs 1

2

1

Katie Flickenger 1

S. Stome

1

Consolation, s.s. I

1

F. Nightingale

Kirk

Pegasus, s.s.

1

Scindia, s.5. 1

Chopsal

1

Frolich

Pendragon

1

Star

1

}

Chrawan

1

Lily

1

Prosperity

2

Chili

1

Gauntlet

Lena Borbon

2

Peru

Tung Thug, s. 1

Golwan

Lota

1

Pampero

1

Twilight

Dora Ap

G. F. Fruland 1

Lucia

6

Palestine

1

Three Prothers 1

Davina

1

Glamorganshire 4

Trumeleg

1

Lady Aberdour 1 Lucy

Primus

1

Undaunted

Dimpose

1

Henry A. Paul 1 Hydra

Lover of the Sats 9

1

3

?

Monte Rosa

Rifleman

1

Vanguard

Edith

2 1

regd.

Mad Cap

1

1

Edward Berrow 2

Illa Beatrice

Italia, s.5. Iris

11

Medora

Stant

Woolloma

I

Morning Star 1

Sunbeam

5

3

Wing Soy Sl?ng 6

Laglish Independen..

bully Hersld.

de Blatter.

cer Migrali. Aanevit? del Popolo.

Basubpreisher Corres-

Hoboc.

Illustrated London News.

Books, &c., without Covers.

Le Levantin. Langelands Avis. Lennox Herald.

Mid Telfort Avis. Mail. Moniteur:

National Zeitung.

Journal des Consulats. Journal de St. Petersbarg. Jersey Weekly Press.

Lucknow Times.

London & China Express. Frovincia di Brescia.

Detained for Postage.

Tita, s. Cuai, Yumbel, (20 cents to p??),............................

al Hyst Cilor. Hongkong, 3rd February, 1880.

i

mann, Berlin).

Plans (frau C. Hlock-

Saturday Review, &e.

Tiracs.

Punchi.

Pooley's Catalogue.

Proceedings of U. S. Na-

val Insitutes.

Quiver.

Record.

Unterhaltungs Flatt.

Wochiy Bulktin. Weekly Irish Times. Warehousen.un and Dra- per's Trade Journal.

......1 Lettor.

138

4TH

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4?? FEBRUARY, 1880.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

HARBOUR OFFICE,

1880.

DAY AND

DATE.

HOUR.

BAROMETER.

WINDS

THERMOMETER.

Altd.

Max.

Min.

Dry.

Wet.

0 TO 12.

Direc-

tion.

Force.

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL.

Currp soqki, U1

Saturday,

9

30.41 | 52.5

52.0

49.0

C.

January. 3

24th Noon 30.37 | 57.0 | 58.0 | 50.057.0 | 52,0

30.8160.0;

b.c.

€0.0 | 54.0

b.c.

previous 24 hours.

BAROMETER.

Attd.

Max.

Min.

30.25 57.0

| Direc-

tion.

54.0 52.0 N

30.25 60.0 64.0 | 50.0 | 62,058.0 | N

30. 221 62.0

61.0|58.0 | SW

A

...

Dry.

Wet.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

WINDS

THERMOMETER.

0 TO 12.

cotto Force.

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL.

In inches during

b.c.

b.c.

0.00

b.c.

Sunday, 9

  25th Noon January.

30.34 55.5

55.0 | 53.5

O.C.r.

30.19 60.0

56.0 55.0 NE

1

O.T.

30.34 | 56,0 | 60.0|55.0|56,0|54.0

C.C.T.

30.19 60.0 65.0 54.0 55.5 55.0 | NE

O.T.

0.21

3

30.2955.0

55.0 53.5

O.C.T.

30.1959.0

55.0 54.0 | N

o.r.

:

1

Monday,

26th

9

30.40 47.5

47.0 45.0

Noon 30.43 | 48.0 | 51.0|45.0|48,0| 45.0

January.

3

30.41 | 47.0

47,0 | 44.0

}

Tuesday,

9

30.50 | 47.0

47.044.0

27th

Noon

30.48 51.5 52.0

44.051.0 48.0

January.

3

30.41 | 53.0

53.0 | 49.0

Wednesday,

9

30.48 | 52.0

52.0 | 48.0

28th

January.

Noon

30.46 56.0 56,048.0 | 56.0 | 50.0

3

30.38 | 58.0

58.051.0

True wind cannot be registered.

30.23 | 54.0

48.0 47.0 N

3

O.T.

0.0.

o.c.r.

30.25 53.0 56.0|44.0 49.0 47.0 N

U.r.

0.62

30.25 53.0

49.047.0 N

o.p.

o.c.r.

b.c.

30.33 | 50.0

48.046.0 N

3

b.c.

b.c.

30.33 54.0 55.0 43.0 55.0 52.0 | W

b.c.

30.2956.0

58.0 53.0 W

w co

3

b.c.

0.06

3

b.c.

b.c.

30.30 55.0

54.0 51.0 NE

1

b.c.

b.c.

30.30 58.0 61.0 49.0 62.0 57.0 | Calm

C

b.c.

0.00

b.c.

30.2800.0

63.057.0 ESE

3

b.

Thursday,

9.

30.45 | 56.5

56.0 52.0

b.c.

30.29 58.0

59.0 56.0 NE

***

29th Noon

30.4461.5 63.0 57,0|61.0|56.0

b.c.

30.30 62.0 64.5 53.0 63.0 60.0 NE

January. 3

30.38 62.5

62.0 | 56.5

b.c.

30.28 63.0

65.0 61.0E

N

2 ?

b.c.

g.

:

sin sis

0.00

g.

...

Friday, 30th

9

30.41 65.0

65.0 59.0

b.c.

30.25 | 64.0

65.5 63.0 E

3

b.c.

1

Noon 80.88 | 63.5 | 70.0 | 60.0 | 68.0 | 61,5

b.c.

January.

3

30.33 68.5

68.0 62.0

b.c.

30.23 68.0

30.25 68.0 71.5 60.0 72.0 67.0 E

06.0 63.0 | ESE

3

b.c.

0.00

.CO

3

b.c.

+

1880.

DAY AND DATE.

HOUR.

BAROMETER.

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

THERMOMETER.

Attd.

Max.

Min.

Dry.

Wet.

WINDS

? TO 12.

Direc-

tion.

Force.]

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL.

previous 24 hours. ! In inches i

BAROMETER.

Atta.

Max.

Min.

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1;823 FEET.

WINDS

THERMOMETER.

0 TO 12.

Dry.

*70/1

Direc- tion.

Force.

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL.

In inches during

I previous 24 hours,

9

Sunday,

30.20 €0.0

30.1800.0

Saturday,

30.29 61.0

Noon | 30.26 61.0 62.0|57.0 55.0|51.0 | N

24th

Jannary. 3

54.0|50.0|N

54.0 50.0 NE

05 co

3

b.c.

0.m.

28.45 50.0

3 b.c. 0.00 28.43 51.0 52.044.051.0 49.0 NE

23.40 52.0

49.0 47.0 NE

3

b.c.m.

3

b.c.m. 0.00

52.051.0 NE

b.c.m.

54.0 52.0 N

3

o.p.

28.41 | 50.0

50.0 50.0 NE

2

o.f.r.

25th

January.

Noon

80.19 | 60.0 61.0 | 50,0|55.0 | 55.0 N

O.T.

0.12

3

30.1860.0

53.0 | 53.0] N

N

o.r.

28.40 49.0|49.0|47.0|49,0 | 48.0 | NE

28.35 47.0

o.f.d.

0.47

47.0 47.0 | NW

4

0.?.

Monday,

26th

Jenury.

Tuesday,

27th

January.

9

30.28 56.0

44.0 4.0 N

10

0.C.

28.43 41.0

:

410 410 N

o.f.r.

Noon

3

20.28 56.0 50.0 50.0 | 45,0|45.0|NN W 4

30.26 | 55.5

46.045.0! NNW 5 c.m.

I.

0.74

28.45 42.043.0|40.0|41.0 41.0 N

28.40 41.0

: ?:

41.040.0|N

...

o.f. 0.85

c.p.f.

30.35 | 54.0

Noon

47.045.0 N

30.34 | 57.0 | 55.0 | 40.0 | 53.0 47.0 | N

3 30.30 56.0

64.048.0 N

2

b.c.

28.55 41.0

41.0 40.0 NE

3

o.c.m.

b.c.

0.00

1

b.c.

28.51 46.048.0|37.0|46.0|44.0 ENE

28.48 49.0

b.c.m. 0.10

48.0 48.0] N

2

b.c.m.

Wednesday,

50.32 57.0

51.047.0 N

2

b.c.

28.55 18.0

48,045.0 E

2 b.c.

28th Noon 30.34|57,0|00.0|46,0|55,5|50.0 N

b.c.

0.00

January. 3 30.2859.0

53.0 50.0 N?

b.c.

28,55 | 52.0 | 52.0|48.0|52.0|49.0 | E

28.4855.0

1 b.c. 0.00

54.051.0 E

b.c.

Thursday, 9 30.32 61.0

29th

January.

Friday,

S0th

      60.0 55.0 N Noon 30.32|62.0|63.0|53.0|59.0 | 55.0 | NE

3 30.26 60.0

59.0 54.0 NE

3

b.c.

28.5451.0

51.0 40.0 ENE

3 b.m.

...

3

c.m.

b.c.m.

0.00

28.5453.054.0 47.053.051.0 ENE

28.4754.0

3 b.m. 0.00

53.051.0 E

3 b.m.

? ? ?

9

30.36 63.0 Noon 30.36 63.5 | 04.0|56.0

***

60.0|56.0 | NE 62.058.0 | NE

2 b.c.m.

23.53 | 56.0

c.m.

0.00

January.

3 30.36 62.0

C0.0158.0 | NE

00

3

b.c.h.

56.054.0E

28.50 61.0 61.0 | 52.0 | 61.0|56,0| E 28.46 | 60.0

60.0|56.0 | E

4

b.c.

4

b.c. 0.00

b.c.

  STATE OF WEATHER :-6. blue sky; c, cionds (detached); d. drizzling rain; f. foggy; g, gloomy; h, hail; 7. Fghtning: m. misty (hazy); o overcast; p. passing showers; squally; r. rain; s. snow; t. thunder; u, ugly (threatening) appearance of weather; e. visibility, (objects at a distance misgally 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,

0

·

3

Calm

Light Air

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 deuote the Force of the Wind.

0 to 2

0

Just suficient to give stverage was

3- 10

water..

Pare Poles

Light Breeze..

Gentle Breczo

Moderate Breeze Pros), Breeze..... Strong Breeze Moderate Gale.

8

Frosh Oale.............

9

Strong Gale

10

11

Whole Galo Storta

12

Hurricane,

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

In which she could just carry in chase,ble Roofs and Jib, &c.

full and by

In which she could just bear close-recfed Main Topsail and recfed Foresail Under Storm Stayenil

11 - 15

2

set and eloan full would go in smooth

3 to 4 5 to 6 Ryals, &c

16 20

27

21 95

26

30

Single Roofs and T, G. Salis

Triple Refs, &c.

31 36

37 44

45 52

Close Reefs and CourseA

53

60

9

61

-69

10

70

11

above 80

12

A

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

NOTIFICATION.

Copy of the JURY LIST for 1880

VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG.

THE Sittings of this Court will be held on every Monday and Thursday, until further

notice.

is posted at the Supreme Court T House for Inspection. Notice of any Insecuracies, Omissions, Objections, &c.,

not be givea to the Registrar on or Sore Monday, the 16th day of Febru-

4.D. 1889, in accordance with the ens of Section 8 of Ordinance

It is further notified that no person name is on the List as a Juror vil be exeused from service on the tad of any exemption to which he be entitled, or on the ground of

enelification, unless such have been claimed and

By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

No

“OTICE. - CHARLES LOUIS THEVENIN, of No. 22, Stanley Street, Victoria, Hong- kong, Wine Merchant and Commission Agent, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Su-

Court of Hongkong, on the 8th day of preme January, 1880, is hereby required to surrender BUSHE

FOR SALE.

139

THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF CHINA,

THE

A Dictionary of Reference,

By

G. M. H. PLAYFAIR.

Price-$6.00 per Copy, bound,

Apply to

MESSRS, NORONHA & Co.

19

"

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co. KELLY & WALSH,

J

MCEWEN, FRICKEL & Co.

Hongkong, 27th Jannary, 1889.

FOR SALE.

IE Undersigned having yet a few

copies of the

Revd. W. Lonschen's

    sdd, or such want of qualifica- himself to the Honourable CHARLES Bus Chinese & English Dictionary, duiy jihaved, at or before the time

C. B. PLUNKET, Registr?r.

Hongkong, 2nd February, 1880.

SE PRIME COURT OF HONGKONG.

HE Cnet wil sa in Summery Jurisdier ion, ry, the 12th February, instead big, the leth.

 sit la Origianl Jurisdiction, Mesday and Thuerdeg, until

Order of the Court,

C. R. PLUNKET, Registrar.

PLUNKET, the Registrar of the said Court, at the First Meeting of Creditors to be held by the said Registrar, on MONDAY, the Sixteenth day of February, 1880, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Office of the Registrar of the said Court.

The said 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 discharge, of which sitting, notice will be given in the Honghong Government Gazette.

At the first meeting of Creditors, the Registrar will receive the proofs of the Debts of the Creditors, and the Cyditors who shall have proved their debts respectively, or the majority of the value of the said Creditors are hereby directed to choose at such meeting an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's Estate and Elleets, to be called the Creditors' Assignee or Assignees.

Dated the 2nd day of February, 1880.

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

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Half bound,

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DIE

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DROIT.

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Government Gazette.

報 門 轅 港

Doublished on Settori蟹。

督憲?憲報

輔政使司馬

VICTORIA, WEDNESDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY," 1880.

日二初月正年長庚 日一十月二年十八百八千一

號 第報

VOL. XXVI.

僧六十二第

RNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Lathos hto Chinese, for the information

己卯年 十月 初四日示

一千八百七十九年十一月

十七日

pochon of the Community, of some Norifications are inserted

ta he understood that in case of

of the English and Chinese

art of the English text must be

vectory's Office,

W. H. MARSII,

Colonial Secretary.

Line hong 17th November, 1879.

者文港報

照得本轅門報內有憲

意有

?未

人過知但須知若英

正能若

此腦由

示合

?第

千八百七十五年第十二 示謝色人等著念下一 機詢事罪得現?方無聽

知?各屋安素有

該項

週該住

?

?該餉情擊?此特諭傳 居住者若何樂給發領

給回該偷或照該

司必要照該期

月內如亂則屍務

二月

初六日示

若干月,如數給展

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

on is drawn to the following sections of

uoliuare No. 12 of 1875," which

the ease to be pursued in the case of roland of taxes on the ground of

been unoccupied.

By Command,

ry's Office,

W. H. MARSII,

Colonial Secretary.

hh February. 1880.

Wover any repement is un-

any quarter or other period in he rates upon such tenements

tree, or during any one or of such period, the Colonial nd the rates for such period, rtioned to the months when

Duoccupied.

142 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENI GAZEIIE, IITH ALDIUANI

Section 32. Such refund may be obtained in

the following manner:-

(a). The person claiming the refund, or some person on his behalf, shall, within fifteen

days after such quarter or other period

expires, file in the Summary Jurisdiction of

the Supreme Court a petition in the form D in the schedule hereto, verified by the affida-

vit or declaration of the petitioner.

(i). The Court shall refer every such petition

to the Colonial Treasurer, who shall return

the same to the Court, with an endorsement

to the effect that the claim, or any portion

thereof, is admitted, or that it is not ad-

mitted, as the case may be, and in case the

claim, or any portion thereof, be not admitted,

the Colonial Treasurer, or some person on

his behalf shall appear in opposition thereto on such day as the Court shall appoint.

(c). If the Court is satistied that the peti- tioner is entitled to the refund claimed, or

to any portion thereof, the Judge shall cer- tify to the amount by endorsement on the

petition in the form E in the schedule hereto.

Section 35. The Governor may, if he thinks

fit, for any cause whatever, order the Colonial Treasurer to refund the whole or any portion of any rates paid by any person.

Copy of schedule referred to in Section XXXII

and sub-section (a).

FORM D.

  In the Supreme Court of Hongkong, Summary Jurisdiction.

The

day of

188

In the matter of A.B. and “The Rating

Ordinance, 1875.”

The humble petition of A.B.

Sheweth.

(State briefly the grounds on which a refund

is clained).

And your petitioner will &e.

  I, A.B. make oath and say (or declare, as the case may be) that the matters above contained are true in substance and in fact.

Sworn (or declared before me.)

Copy of schedule referred to in Section XXXII

and sub-section (c).

FORM E.

  In the Supreme Court of Hongkong, Summary Juurisdiction.

The

day of

188

  In the matter of A.B. and "The Rating Ordinance, 1875."

  I hereby certify that A.B. has proved to my satisfaction, that he is entitled to a refund of the rates paid by him amounting to $

C. D..

Judge.

份照

}

倘臬准伊錢不

或察值

領泉

司定份領 則以日不同將 將為期准

一份領回則將該?照下開格式第五批列數若干 一個副泉司以?具?之人堪照?請給還之項或全數或

務司將人完納之差餉銀或全數或一份給回 第三十五歎 總督有權不論有何原故照其意見可飭庫

?明

一千八百八十年

月百

B

應全

不梅或用簽名或用口供立據均可, 准或一份不在則庫務司或代出庫務司事務者應由副 ?請領回之項或全數或一份或准或不准倘全數不 債衙門將如此驤章移送厚務司署由庫務司批照 滿日起計十五日?用下開格式第四在錢債衙門呈? 一稟請領回餉項之人或代理人必要由該季或該時期?

字圍列 領原故

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LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS ADDRESSED TO CHINESE.

February 10th, 1830.

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144

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

GOVERNMENT EDUCATION, HONGKONG.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION AT GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS, AND A GRANT-IN-AID SCHOOL,

5TH AND 7TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

The following is extracted from the Local Papers.

His Excellency Governor HENNESSY, C.M.G., went on the 5th instant, to the Government Schooli at Wan-tsai, to give away the rewards and prizes for the Masters and Pupils of the Government Schools (outside the Central School) in this Colony. The building was filled to overflowing, many of the Chinese inhabitants of the neighbourhood being present.

His Excellency arrived at 3 P.M., when some 200 boys, representing the prize boys of 29 different Government Schools, were in waiting, together with their Masters. When the Governor had taken his seat, the Inspector of Schools, Dr. EITEL, addressed His Excellency as follows :---

May it please Your Excellency, The Masters and pupils of the Government Schools of this Colony, outside the Central School, are here assembled to-day to receive the rewards and prizes allotted to them for the year 1879. The rewards to be given to the Masters are grants of $25 and $15 which have been sanctioned, since the year 1877, by the Secretary of State for annual distribution among those Masters of Government Schools whose schools are classed for the year as "very good" or as "good" respectively. In the present case I have, on the basis of my periodical inspections and of the annual examinations, determined upon the following classification.

I. ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOLS. 1. Very good.

Sai-ying-phun, Mr. Fung F?. Wong-nai-ch'ung, Mr. Ch'an Man-kwong.

2. Good.

W?n-tsai, Mr. Lo Sik-ling.

II. CHINESE SCHOOLS.

1. Very good.

Sh?ung-w?n, Mr. Lau Sui-shang. Stanley, Mr. Ng Ch?nk-ts'?n.

Girls School, M. L?ung King-h?m.

2. Good.

H?-w?n, Mr. L?ning Ts'?n-chi.

Tang-lung-chau, Punti, Mr. Wong Kon-ting.

Tang-lung-chau, Hakka, Mr. Tsang Wai-hing.

Shau-ki-w?n, the late Mr. Shing Nghang. Yau-ma-ti, Mr. Ch'an I-hing.

Sai-ying-ph?n, Hakka, Mr. Ip Ch?ung-shin.

    Your Excellency is aware that since your arrival in the Colony three schools for English teaching have been added to the one school, that of Aberdeen, previously existing. We have therefore new four schools, outside the Central School, in which English is being taught by the Government. Taking these Anglo-Chinese Schools first, I found that the English School kept by Mr. Fung Fu in Third Street, Sai-ying-p'?n, had to be classed as the best school. I am sure that the results which the examination of this school disclosed are fully equal to the results of teaching given at the Central School in corresponding classes. But I must explain that this school was at work all the year on the optional principle which, with Your Excellency's permission, I applied to this school as an experiment. that the school was opened at the beginning of 1879 with some 61 pupils, that at first the parents of 15 pupils declared their wish that their children should be taught both English and Chinese, whilst the remainder declared for English teaching only, and that after a few months, however, with one solitary exception, all the parents declared for exclusively English teaching. I examined the children in accordance with the Standards of the Grant-in-aid Schedule, and I was surprised by the exceedingly high results they obtained, although I was aware that Mr. Fuse Fu, the master, who has had a Col- legiate education in America, was a thoroughly competent teacher. The next best Anglo-Chinese School I found to be that of Wong-nai-ch'ung under Mr. CH'AN MING KWONG, who, in accordance with the wishes of the parents, has all the year through been teaching both English and Chinese to the same boys. It is satisfactory to know that the enlightened inhabitants of that little hamlet, who first stipulated for the introduction of English teaching in their school, continue to pay one-fourth of the

:

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT

ONG GUVERNMENT GAZETTE, HTH FEBRUARY, 1880.

145

alary into the Colonial Treasury with never-failing regularity. I would have recommended promotion to Yau-ma-ti, but the villagers were loth to part with him as he has gained

Midence.

The

perret to say the Wantsai Anglo-Chinese School was not found equal in the results of the year's ther two schools which fully deserved to be classed as "very good," but I could cons- Miss it as "good." In the Aberdeen Anglo-Chinese School, I am sorry to say, the results

ination yielded were such that the school could not even be classed as "fair." ver, can scarcely he blamed, as intermittent fever seriously interfered with his health and nd children, few of whom ventured to remain in school until the close of summer, when er having lost his wife, his brother and two servants within four months through fever, to Hospital, and the school to be closed for six weeks. The school-house was condemned, the Colonial Surgeon and Surveyor General as unfit for a dwelling place, and rooms in an adjoining house where the school was subsequently re-opened, and no more trouble bon cased on the score of health.

for schools are the only Government Schools, outside the Central School, in which English Hut in 1879. I have been watching these schools with a view to form an opinion as to

results of the optional and compulsory systems. I am not fully prepared to pronounce sion at present, but of this I am convinced, both from what I observed in the Central 1s7s and in these schools in 1879,--that when both English and Chinese are taught side by n-uits are poor with the best teachers, and that when English is tanght in a school to the of Chinese, or Chinese is taught to the exclusion of English, the results are fairly proportionate ney of the teacher. In other words, when both the English and Chinese languages are by side in the same class, the children learn neither English properly nor Chinese satis- learning the Chinese language mere proficiency in reading and writing requires nearly sive teaching. The children in these schools all speak Chinese without exception; they riv all horn here and therefore British subjects; their own interests as well as the interests em dietate that they should learn English, and they might learn it, one and all, in six As well, if their time and strength were not wasted on the bootless attempt to learn the he same time. As the decision of the Secretary of State refers only, as I under- lution of the optional system into the Central School and not to the outside Aned to recommend that all these outside schools be kept open for all who come to by he compelled to try and do the impossible, whilst English be taught to those home English, and Chinese to those who wish to learn Chinese, with a view rather to make the language properly than to make them smatterets in two.

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ads the purely Chinese Schools, the schools at Sheng-w?n, Stanley, and the Girl School le classed as "very good." the schools at H?-w?n, Tang-lung-chau, Yau-m?-ti and Sui-ring- port" and the remainder as "fair," with the exception of the schools at Mong-kok and Little which were conducted so badly that, unless speedy improvement takes place, serious men- I regret to bave also to mention that I had to exclude two schools, that of da und dui of Tai-tam-tuk, from the benefit of prizes, because, on two separate occasions, a surprise visit to these places lately, I found one school shut up and the other without at a time when both ought to have been at work.

llency then distributed the rewards to the teachers, and, after putting the pupils who hering English through a little vir? voce examination in spelling and reading, he A the prizes to the boys.

Govenson then said,--1 am glad to have the opportunity of meeting here the representatives overment Schools, exclusive of the Central School,-26 masters of those schools being It is salahctory to see such a large assembly of school-boys, more than one hundred of on learning English, whilst all, or nearly all, of these boys were born in this Colony, British subjects. No doubt you are all aware that, apart from the moral effects of bit and character, the high-road to worldly prosperity, to social rank and position in in the direction of English knowledge. I am glad, therefore, to be able to say that in four English Government Schools, outside the Central School, at present existing in the more will be opened for English teaching after the Chinese New Year. Furthermore, Hicks-Bracn has sanctioned the building of five new schools at a cost of $10.009, and de also English will be taught.

that the Inspector has just said, it is manifest that the Chinese residents of the Colony bantams now offered to them by the Government in acquiring a knowledge of is indeed most satisfactory, as it is clearly desirable to see from year to year an Community rising up in this Colony, Chinese in umners and customs, bat English in norbi to Her Majesty the Queen under whose rule you are living here in security and

.

   I am aware that much is to be learned in Chinese books that is not perhaps inculcated now- days to the same extent in Western literature, as, for instance, filial piety, gentleness of conduct, and the formal restrictions of social etiquette. But there need be no difficulty in combining these lessons of a Chinese education with a thorough study of the English language. Nor, in doing so, need there be any departure from the ancient modes and forms of Chinese school life.

You have an example of what can be done in this way in the Chinese residents of another British Colony not far off, Singapore and the Straits Settlements, where many of the Chinese, without forsaking There is nothing, to their Chinese customs and manners, make the English language their own. prevent the acquisition of a good knowledge of English by any Chinese youth in the Colony who inay be really anxious to learn English; and no prize of material prosperity, social rank, or office so high that is not open to a British subject in this Colony, possessed of a thorough knowledge of English. I never make any distinction in giving away an office except that I seek for the man best fitted by education, talent and character, be he of Chinese or Foreign extraction. Let the Masters therefore lun their duty by those willing and anxious to be taught, and let the pupils take heart, face the difficulties of the English language and strive to gain for themselves a worthy position in this Anglo-Chinese community of Hongkong,--a community which whilst thoroughly Chinese in family feeling and character, in sobriety and industry, and a credit to the ancient civilizations of China, will be obedient to English law and staunch in sincere loyalty to Her Majesty the Queen-Empress.

The proceedings then terminated.

督己

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己卯年十二月廿五日下午三點鐘. 國家義學,己卯年十二月廿五日獎賞掌教及各學童

一兼教英文華文義學上取西營盤馮扶?坭涌陳文光次取灣仔羅錫

定兄准所此石

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該館確見可與大書院

文者已有四館矣查

定議只執教英文?數月後則除學從一名之外各學

亦誠堪稱?次取者至於石排灣非

妥因之異甚且職知馮先生曩在美邦 文義學其次則推黃泥涌陳文光先生所掌教者彼照學交所定長. 堪倚任可惜灣仔兼教英文華文之義學甄別時考試學童長年所學者不逮彼上取之二館但 按月呈庫未嘗一次遺忘卑職嘗欲詐薦該掌教調陞油?地義學而該鄉民依依不舍感謂誠 節該處鄉民心甚明悟向定在彼義學必教英文自當日以迄今?計將該掌教脩金四停之一 定議專教英文迨歲底甄別時卑職照依獎賞甄別輔翼義學模式考試各童該學童應考者極 主文之義學甄別時未見堪稱次取珠堪腕惜但亦

人大書院肄業而實?

文華文最可羨者

阿善誘之師焉論及英

取彼

盡責成 教蓋在彼瘧症?患學童多生畏避致陽王課 夏秋

除大書院外只此門館而已卑職細查此義學園欲定意在被分

華文

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皇后即保護百姓在此安居者本

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國文字 未有如此國人若出如孝順

用舍華

ST. JOSEPH'S GRANT-IN-AID SCHOOL.

   The annual distribution of prizes at St. JOSEPH's School took place on the 7th February, 18%.. His Excellency Governor HENNESSY, C.M.G., presiding. There was a large attendance of visitors.

The proceedings having been opened with music,

Bishop RAIMONDI said-Your Excellency, ladies, and gentlemen, the Brother Director of S JOSEPH'S College, who has been the manager of this school for four years, being absent, I have under. taken to act as manager for this year, and the duty therefore devolves upon me of addressing Excellency, and you, ladies and gentlemen, who have so kindly honoured us with your presence this occasion. One of my most pleasant duties has been to place this school under the grant-in-a scheme, and Dr. EITEL has been good enough to come here and examine the boys with that fairnes. and honesty that always characterises him. From the worthy Inspector of Schools your Excellen has, I presume, received an account of the satisfactory results of the examination. Our schools hav always been open to any gentlemen in the Government departments who might wish to come a inspect them. From this place where I now address you I spoke on the same subject two years ag and in my last report I repeated that we should always be very proud if at any time any one came at an hour to inspect our school and its management. Government inspection was no part of our objection to the grant-in-aid scheme. We had two objections to it, however, an importans one, involving pri ciples which we never could allow to be interfered with, and another, a secondary one, regarding th fees allowed by this scheme. Having been invited by the Right Honourable the Secretary of Stat for the Colonies to state my reasons for not availing of the advantages afforded by the grant-in-aid scheme, I took the liberty of suggesting some alterations therein. We have been very much gratific by the Government conceding the first seven points which we submitted, and we are extremely obliged to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies for having consented to modify the language of the rules in accordance with our suggestions. With respect to the second objection, which I have already stated was a secondary one, the Right Honourable the Secretary of State has kindly allowed a building grant, for which we are thankful, more especially as the grant-in-aid scheme requires con- ditions with regard to building, it becomes a necessity to have the money wherewith to meet that. Regarding the capitation grant, which we suggested should be raised, while suggesting a trial of the former one, the Right Honourable the Secretary of State gives hopes of some modification or alteration: being made therein hereafter. Of the several points which we submitted, one has not been granted. namely, that regarding the two hundred attendances. It would have seemed like ingratitude on our part for the extreme kindness and consideration shown us by the Home Government had we refused in consequence of this to avail ourselves of the advantages afforded by the grant-in-aid scheme, and we accordingly petitioned to be placed under it, at the same time expressing a hope that the question of the attendances would not be lost sight of. I have several times, and on different occasions, expressed my opinion that it is the greatest error in this respect not to distinguish a European school from a Chinese school. If the Chinese can complete easily their two hundred attendances a year, it is not so with the Europear: boys. It is a fact that, with all the advantages we had this year, the examination took place very late, not less than one hundred boys of the College could not be presented for examination. owing to their not having completed their two hundred attendances. At the Victoria Schools again. I know that out of sixty-five pupils only thirty could be examined for the same reason, and that two years ago the best boy in the school could not be rewarded owing to the same cause. Therefore it was that I asked for this question to be reconsidered when we applied to the Government for the grant-in-aid. Whatever the future may bring forth, however, it is our bounden duty at present to. desire your Excellency to convey our sincere thanks to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies for having shown to us, the Catholic community of Hongkong, such consideration and regard. Our best thanks are also due to the generous donors of the prizes, and especially to Mr. BELILIOS, whom I am very glad to see present; also to your Excellency for the prizes you have given and for having kindly consented to come here to-day. On my own part, and on behalf of the Christian Brothers, I can assure your Excellency, and you, ladies and gentlemen, that, independently of any concessions, we shall all continue to labour strenuously in the cause of education. To this im- portant work we have earnestly devoted ourselves since our arrival in the Colony twenty-two years ago. No trouble nor pains has been spared, and the mission has spent $200,000 in building and maintaining educational establishments in this Colony. To the same work we shall devote the resi of our life, and our motto shall allways be "Educate our youth."

An address to the Governor was then read by Master L. D'ALMADA, one of the pupils, after which the prizes were distributed by His Excellency according to the list given below, the names of the prize winners being called by Master ALFRED ADAMS, who himself took the first prize in English (a Gold Medal presented by the Governor).

PRIZE LIST.

1st Class, 1st Division.-II. Dixon, for English, a Gold Medal, presented by His Excellency the Governor; J. Rome- dios, for General Improvement, a Watch, presented by Mr. Kwok Acheong; G. Sequeira, for Mathematics, a Drawing Bos. presented by Honourable J. M. Price; A. Remedios, for English, a Gold Medal, presented by Doctor O'Brien; J. P. Costa, for Composition, a Gold Medal, presented by Mr. Justice Francis; L. d'Almada, for Christian Doctrine, a Gold

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ted by His Lordship the Bishop, and for Book-keeping "Crabb's English Synonyms," presented by Honourable d. Gonsalves, for Arithmetic and Algebra, a Gold Medal, presented by J. H. dos Remedios, and for English, a ted by Rev. Father Sainz, Spanish Procuration; L. Figueiredo, for Book-keeping, a Silver Medal, presented wart; F. Remedios, for Christian Doctrine, a Silver Medal, presented by His Lordship the Bishop, and for

reeser's Dictionary," presented by Honourable J. Russeli.

Divisa Silva, for General Improvement, "Stories of Birds," presented by Honourablo J. Russell; Conduct, "Webster's Dictionary," presented by Rev. Father Sainz, Spanish Procuration; C. Hyndman 1ption, a Pen and Kaleidoscope, presented by Mr. Noronha; F. Aguir, for Arithmetic, a Dictionary, wart': J. Vieira, for Religious Instruction, a Dictionary, presented by Father Sainz, and for Arithmetic, presented by Mr. Belilios; and for Home Work, a Book, "Monsters of the Deep," presented by Mr. G. Ranchnu, for Reading, a Penknife, presented by Dr. Stewart; T. Musso, for Reading, a Gold Pencil Mr. Belilios; G. Thomas, for Orthography, a Book, "Life Among the Indians," presented by Dr. Grimes, for Writing, a Book, "Life Among the Indians," presented by the Brothers; G. Gutierez, for Tales of Kings and Queens," presented by the Director; W. Rose, for General Improvement, a Gold nted by Mr. Belilios.

Division--A Castro, for Mental Arithmetic, a Silver Medal, presented by Mr. Sharp; M. Souza, for , a Silver Medal, presented by Mr. Coxon (Consul for Belgium); M. Pereira, Arithmetic, "Webster's dhe Destor Stewart; C. Castro, for Analysis and Parsing, Chamber's Dictionary of English Language, ty P-postor-General Breen.

Division.-F. Braga, for General Improvement, a Gold Medal, presented by Mr. Plichon, Consul for for Chinese, by Dr. Eitel; H. Rozario, for Grammar, a Silver Medal, presented by Dr. Gomes; C. ition, “Ogilvie's English Dictionary," presented by Mr. Justice Francis; B. Remedios, for Arithmetic, ented by Honourable J. Russell; F. Soares, for Grammar, "Webster's Dictionary," presented by Mr. Kwok tyre, , for Arithmetic, a Book, "Living Pages from any Ages," presented by Honourable P. Ryrie, and Pre Works," for Orthography, presented by Mr. Fleming; P. Assis, for Religious Instruction, a Book, iva," presented by Rev. Father Borghignoli, and "The Sea and its Wonders," presented by Mr. Loureiro, d. C. Czario, for Geography, a Pen Case, presented by Mr. Noronha; J. Braga, for Geography, an Ink- nd by the Julian Cenzul; F. Britto, for Good Conduct, a Book, "Cruise of the Frolic," presented by Herour-

2nd Division.--G, da Costa, for Arithmetic, a l'encil and Kaleidoscope, presented by Mr. Noroid: A. istic, a Gold Pencil Case, presented by Mr. Belilics; A. Adams, for English, a Gold Medal, 1-osented by

1-1. Division.---F. Jesus, for English, a Book, "Parlour Menagerie," presented by Mr. Justice Francis; P. stas a Gold Pencil Case, presented by Mr. Belilios; C. Barradas, for Arithmetic, a Book, "Tales of the Str. George; F. d'Almada, for Grammar, a Book, "Little Folks Holiday Album," presented by Porta- Dietation, a Gold Pencil Case, presented by the Director; J. Prestage, for Reading, a Book, "The ? the World," presented by Mr. George; J. Brand?o, for Good Conduct. a Bock, "Stories for the Homomable P. Ryrie; J. Mesuy, for General Improvement, a Silver Medal, presented by Mr. New- Christian Doctrine, a Gold Pen, presented by Mr. Belilios; C. Carvalho, for Mental Arithmetic, a Wolverhampton," presented by the Italian Consul; E. Sequeira, for Writing, au Inkstand, presented Russell; A. da Costa, for Regular Attendance, a Book, "Nuge Synco," presented by the Italian Con- Itering, a Dictionary, presented by Rev. Father Sainz, Spanish Procuration; J. Leon, for Home-tasks, a by Mr. A. G. Roreano, Consul for Brazil.

-F. Adams, for Reading, a Dictionary, presented by the Brothers; II. Campos, for Arithmetic, a Dictionary, Brothers; J. Remedios, for Writing, a Colour Box, presented by Mr. Belilios; W. Foley, for Rending, a Pen by Mr. Noronha, M. Barradus, for Arithmetic, a Dictionary, presented by Father Sainz; L. Rozario, for 13. Penell Case, presented by Mr. Belilios; M. Danenberg, for Orthography, a Colour Box, presented by Mr. or Orthography, a Gold Pencil Case, presented by Mr. Belilios; G. Tavares, for Arithmetic, an English presented by the Brothers; L. Assis, for General Improvement, a Dictionary; P. Gomes, for Good dor, a Book, Life among the Indians," presented by Honourable J. Russell; F. Sequeira, for Reading,

and Dialogues," presented by Dr. Stewart.

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-C. Guticarez, for Writing, a Colour Box, presented by Mr. Belilios; S. Figueiredo, for Spelling, a Book, perouse," presented by the Brothers; D. da Costa, for Arithmetic, a Book, "Catholic Legions"; 1. Piscido, ry of Christian Heroism"; L. Brass, for Religious Instruction, "Trles of Enterprises"; V. Musso, for Good 15 Pololi Cuse, presnated by Mr. Balilios; B. Passo, for Reading, a Gold Pencil Case, presented by Mr. Bellios. Clay-Leung Ah Mong, for General Improvement, "Worcester's Dictionary," an Ornamental Inkstand, a draw- d by the Honourable Ng Choy; Lay Chin Un, for Translation, a Drawing Box and a Box of Colours, Rev. Brother Leo, Hing Shang, for English Composition, a Book, "Pictures From Bible Lands," presented Tozno, the Brazilian Consul; Lam Shing Man, for English, a Silver Medal, presented by Itis Lordship the Art, Drawing Box, for English, presented by Brother Adinaelis, Visitor to the Christian Schools; Tao Ah Moist for Arithmetic, presented by His Lordship: Kan Shang, for English, a Book, "Stories of Animal Sa- ted by Kwok Ackcong; Wong Wing Kwong, a Chinese and English Dictionary, for Arithmetic, presented by Be Kom Un, a Chinese and Euglish Dictionary, presented by Doctor Eitcl; Ng Au, & Chinese and English Arilaverie, presented by Mr. Noronha; Leung Chin Im, Silver Watch, presented by the Opium Fenner, for ag, a Sliver Pencil Case, presented by the Opium Farmer, for Arithmetic; A Ngo, a Silver Peuci Case, the Oplan Fermer, for English; Wong Wing Kee, a Kuife, presented by the Opiua Farmer, for Arithmetic; Fonell Case, presented by the Opium Farmer, for Euglish; Tso Aching, a Book, "Parlour Mesagerie," de Opium Farmer, for Arithmetic, Ng Hing Shan, "Parlour Menagerie," and a Waten, presented by die Dhulishe Leung Aut, "Parlour Menagerie," presented by the Op'um Farmer, for Arithmetic; Lam Shang Hunterie precated by the Opium Farmer, for English; Fung Tin Sek, a Pen Knife, presented by the of Flogfish, Be Wan Nek, a Penknife, presented by the Opium Furnace, for Good Conduct. Exponery den said--My lord, ladies and gentlemen,---I have now discharged the pleasing aine the prizes which the pupils have obtained upon the examination of Dr. Enen, the Inapoang of Schools. I need hardly say that no one in this Colony is better qualified to test the proficiency of scholars. It affords us peculiar gratification to be present here pan with all of you in seeing the result of the instruction given by the Christian A- his Landship has said, it is the first time that this school has come under our Govern- Iystem dlthough that system was established in 1873. The difficulties to which his 1 liave been happily soranted, and Sir MICHAL HICKS-BEACH, in the decision he universal satisfaction throughout the Colony to the School managers and the parents

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 of the pupils. It is true his predecessor, Lord CARNARVON, addressed to me a despatch desiring to ask the Bishop how it came to pass that in this Colony the Roman Catholic schools were not accepting any aid from the Government. Accordingly a letter was addressed to the Bishop conveying the instructions I had received from Lord CARNARVON. The Bishop, in answering, went minutely into the objections that he and other managers of schools took to the grant-in-aid scheme, for it did so happen that he did not stand alone in the objections that he raised to it. At the very same time that his Lordship objected to the scheme as it then stood, the head of the Berlin Mission, Pastor KLITZKE, his successor during his absence, Pastor Louis, and our late Colonial Chaplain, Mr. KIDD, also came to me and stated their objections to the scheme. Those objections were reduced to writing and duly transmitted by me to Her Majesty's Government. They turned mainly on one point, that the scheme insisted that certain books to be used in the schools should be secular books and that four hours a day should be given to purely secular instruction. They said "Let us teach our schools as we ourselves "and the parents of the children think best, teaching according to the standards fixed upon by the "Government; let the Government select the subjects, let Government select its own Inspectors and "Examiners and give the grant-in-aid according to the result of their inspection and examination, "but do not tie us down to any specified class of books or four hours of secular teaching." Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH considered these objections, and of the ten points raised by the Bishop, he instructed me to grant seven, the other three being points of a different character, one of them relating to the two hundred attendances. I shall convey to the Secretary of State the cordial acknowledgments which the Bishop has made publicly to-day to Her Majesty's Covernment for what Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH has done. I shall also not fail to consider most carefully the Bishop's observations with espect to the two hundred attendances. It is a fact that at Singapore there is a different rule, and ndeed the rule in England also on that subject is different. It is also, perhaps, a reasonable statement to make that whilst it may be perfectly fair to expect two hundred attendances from a Chinese boy, to expect the same from a European boy in this climate may not be equally fair. However, I shall consider that question.

The school we are now assembled in is therefore enjoying a grant-in-aid, and the question arises, what does the Government get from this school, what advantage will Her Majesty's Government derive from the grant-in-aid given in this and similar institutions? I admit at once it is the duty of the State to assist education, but I think it is especially our duty in this Colony to assist in giving a sound English education. It was therefore satisfactory to see that the young gentleman who read out the list of prizes so clearly got a first prize. His correct enunciation showed how well he deserves it. Dr. EITEL has reported that as far as English speaking goes, of all the schools he has been examining he regards this as the best; in arithmetic, he reports highly of his examination, and also in the art of handwriting. In other words, the English speaking, the writing, and the arithmetic in this school show a sound basis for our mercantile requirements. The Inspector has also reported that the results of the teaching in Algebra and Geometry are excellent. But there is one defect to which I venture, as I have received a report on the subject officially, to call the attention of the teachers, and that is in English Composition. Now, it arises I believe, not so much from the fault of the teachers as from the fact that the pupils are mostly young gentlemen of the Portuguese race. I observe my friend M. LOUREIRO, the Portuguese Consul, here. He sees a majority of apparently Portuguese youth in this school; but I claim them from him as British subjects, because, although they are of the Portuguese race they have been born in the Colony and therefore it is only their fathers or grandfathers he has charge of; I have official charge of these young gentlemen. In the address, which my young friend ALMADA. read, I have been invited to give the scholars advice. Acting on that invitation I therefore recommend that they should endeavour of all things to improve their English Composition. We all know what admirable clerks the young Portuguese make, we know how accurately they keep their accounts, how clear is their hand writing; and we know their other good points-fidelity, punctuality, and the courtesy that arises from a natural disposition to please--but they are defective in English Composition, and it is a most important thing in this Colony that they should pay attention to it, and that in this respect they should show they are equal to any other youths in Hongkong. I would therefore advise them to establish some organisation or society among themselves where they might read little essays in English and discuss them, and also to endeavour to form a library of English authors, not so much of instructive as of entertaining books; by reading these books and writing essays they might gain the skill they require in English Composition. I am sure in giving that advice, from what I have seen of the prizes to-day. I am only doing what the donors of the prizes would like. I find among the prizes some contri- buted by Dr. STEWART, the Head Master of the Central School, and all the prizes he has given are prizes pointing in that direction, to the teaching and studying of English.

Owing to the munificence of iny generous friend, Mr. BELILIOS, there is established in this Colony now a series of scholarships. The Honourable Mr. RYRIE, Dr. EITEL, and the Governor of the Colony are the trustees of the BELILIOS Scholarships. Some of these will be devoted to giving medical instruc tion to Chinese, which I hope to see accomplished by means of the native physicians at the Tung Wah Hospital in combition with a teacher of western medical science. Some of the scholarships go to the Central School; and some to this school. I advise the pupils who may compete for the BELILIOS scholarships to endeavour to work beyond the sixth standard to remain a little longer at school, and to give their attention in the direction I have been pointing, namely, to English composition and English

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If we have a number of pupils here who understand English thoroughly, these young men -wing up as British subjects will certainly be as much entitled as any persons in this community to apart in our public affairs and to attain to any position as mercantile men or as officials that any

den of Hongkong can aspire to.

Of course you are all aware that the number of British subjects in this Colony is now limited to who have been born under the British flag. This Colony, unlike other Colonies of Her Majesty's

        naturalisation Ordinance, but it has been represented to me by some of the fathers of hey, that is, by some of the leading Portuguese, and by others in Hongkong, that it would be

have a naturalisation Ordinance. Their views have been laid

Their views have been laid by me before Her Majesty's t; and, in a few months perhaps I shall be able to say whether or not it will be possible to become naturalised British subjects. It was, indeed, in this school, two years ago, I first to the idea of reviving our Volunteer movement and I now see present a good many connected with that movement,--one of them an English gentleman, Mr. Justice FRANCIS, always been interested in this school and who was recommended to me for a Captain's Com- be the suffrages of his brother Volunteers. No doubt there are some here who cannot yet cart in the movement, whatever interest they may feel in the Colony, because they are not British

box Fam sure they share with their children and friends loyalty to the Crown. vertulate the Christian Brothers on the success of this their first examination under the ad scheme. With the exception of what I have mentioned about English Composition, the have 4 the Examiner has been most satisfactory. I have no doubt that, next year when I may

sure of distributing prizes here, I shall be able to notice an improvement in that important this is now. I think, the third or fourth time within the last two or three months that it has to tap hot to say a few words at schools or in connection with schools in this Colony. Not long Horable friend of mine who is present (the Honourable P. RYRIE), Dr. EITEL, myself, and mbat St. Paul's College to assist in inaugurating a high class Church of England and ched which will be principally for European boys. That school, I am happy to say, has Last week I had the satisfaction of . and it will prove, I believe, a success. distribution of prizes at the Central School; and it was only a day or two ago that, my end Dr. EITEL, I met twenty-six teachers of our other Government schools,

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of ducation.

given, to the children of twenty-nine schools, and rewards to the most efficient tension I found the interesting fact that in one native school where the Govern- at to be optional whether the boys should learn English or Chinese, they all being Chinese, Sixty-one attending the school it ultimately turned out that in the cases of sixty, the oted that the boys should learn nothing but English. They thought that as far as went, their children would learn enough of it at home, and they felt the great object of their boys to a Government School was to have them learn English. I had much pleasure Aing some of those boys. I found them able to speak English pretty well; they were evidently y progress. Therefore, ladies and gentlemen, the state of education in the Colony is that Her Majesty's Government have sanctioned a modification of the grant-in-aid scheme ich all classes and all denominations can now obtain the benefit of it. All classes have now ler it.

The chief education difficulty that I found existing here on my arrival has been by Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH's wise decision. What seemed to me to be another grave e Govenment scheme of public instructions in Hongkong-too much Chinese teaching and Luplish teaching--is being gradually removed. I believe the scheme as it is now worked is and useful scheme and will, in time to come, give a sound English education to the youth Colony.--(Applause.)

Another address, thanking His Excellency and the visitors for the intcrest they evinced in the

was then read by Master G. JoRGE.

Mr. BELILIOS then said-Your Excellency and your Lordship,---I am highly gratified and I feel obliged to you for the encomiuins you have thought fit to bestow upon ine, but I think I deserve or merit them, as in my belief I have done nothing more than what any citizen is in and to do for his fellow-inhabitants. I can only hope that men of means and capacious hearts ase forward to back up the little beginning I have made by helping to augment my little contri- and thus create material support for advancement of earning in the Colony (Applause.)

geleinen, when I came here to day I hardly expected that I should be called upon to you on the subject now before us. The praise lavished on me has compelled me to speak, and alloor this opportunity to pass without stating a few facts connected with the advantages this on has conferred on the community. I landed in the island in the year 1862. The firm widhi I served for a short time had preceded me by a few months. On their way to China they were was a dearth of clerks here, and they therefore thought it prudent to bring along a Portuguese with them from Singapore. This gentleraan left the house after the lapse of a few months, roining the firm in question to again import another young man from Penang. When I moal business oporations on my account I engaged a Portuguese clerk at $75 per month. This my wad o copyist, a mere drawer of figures and letters. He was more a nuisance than a help In the busiest of times, whenever it was found necessary to put a few words of English

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together, he would come to me and ask me to draft them out for him. He did nothing but

copy and some landing and shipping for me. Of course the older houses had their staff of Englishmen from Oxford and Cambridge, drawing large salaries, but the minor ones had to content themselves by having an hour or two of attendance from two old gentlemen who made a living by going about distributing the leisure hours at their disposal on several small houses here. Times have altered now, and con petent young men may be found who are prepared to occupy berths at small salaries, consequently almost every merchant's establishment and every store can boast of a clerk. I have a staff of Portuguese clerks, and I am very much pleased with them. They are steady, attentive, and painstaking, and I suppose I cannot replace them by a set of better men. To whom is all this due? I maintain it is owing to the exertions of the Christian Brothers and to the existence of the St Joseph's College. The older firms are commencing to employ them and they are finding situations in banks. I have no doubt that the time is not far distant when it will be found necessary to employ them generally. Iu landing this place of learning I do not mean to detract one single icta from the importance of the sister instituation, the Central School. On the contrary, I contend that if this has done much, the other is destined to do still more for the island. This school deals with a section of the community, whilst the other deals with the mass of the population. I dare the time will come, when a staff of Portuguese clerks and a European at their head, and, later on, a staff of Chinese clerks and a Portuguese at their head, will be capable of conducting large business establishments satisfactorily. When commerce and trade fail to afford large profits, it becomes imperative to retrench expenditure. In the principal cities of India, if you were to walk into large establishments you will see nothing but swarthy faces and turbaned heads hard at work, with perhaps one Englishman or one Eurasian to direct them. On inquiry as to salaries, you will be told that they range in rupees between the equivalents of ten to a hundred dollars. Education has done this for Indian, and education is certain to do the same for China. Men of business in future will have to be grateful to the managers of these two instituations for the benefits they will then enjoy.

(Applause)

The National Anthem was then played and the proceedings terminated.

GOVERNMENT CENTRAL SCHOOL.

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  The following is the list of the prizes referred in the last Government Gazette as having been distributed by His Excellency the Governor on the 30th of January, 1880:-----

NAME.

PRIZE.

SPECIAL PRIZES. Best Scholar.

DONOR.

Lau Ho.........Morrison Scholarship...Morrison Trustees.

Translation.

Ho Tsik Shin Watch.......

.Mr. Jackson.

Composition.

W. Wilson...... Watch.................

J. Tanabe ......Gold Pencil Case ......Head Master.

ORDINARY PRIZES.

Hon. J. Russell.

Chemistry.

Sin Hon.........Watch..............

1st Class.

Ho Tuk

..Mr. Kwok Acheong. Silver Pencil Case..............Mr. Arthur. B. Yasuheiro...Silver Pencil Case......

2nd Class.

Wat Pat Tai... Watch..............

Chan Shan .....Silver Pencil Case......

M. Alarakia ... Dictionary

Wan Kit Sz ...Watch...

3rd Class.

Chan U Kwan Silver Pencil Case......

F. X. Jesus ...Dictionary

4th Class.

Chan Un Fan Watch.....

Pang ShanChun Silver Pencil Case......Mr. May. Lau Kwai ............Dictionary

Li Ip

..................... Watch.....

5th Class.

Lo Tso Yan ...Silver Pencil Case......

6th Class.

So Wai .........Watch.........

Leung Man Kwong Dictionary

NAME.

PRIZE.

PHILOSOPHY CLASS. 1st Division.

DONOR.

Yam Sik Lam Watch..

Cheng Yan Fat Silver Pencil Case......Mr. McKinney.

2nd Division.

Leung In Ting Silver Pencil Case......Mr. Gerrard. Sham Un Lun Ivory Pencil Case

3rd Division. YoungShanTin Ivory Peucil Case...... Tsang U Kwan Ivory Pencil Case......

CHINESE CLASSES.-FORTNIGHTLY EXAMINATIONS. 1st Class.

Lo Un Kok ...Watch...... WongKwok Fai Dictionary

ORDINARY PRIZES. 1st Class.

Tung Ku Ling Watch..... Lam Tat Chi... Dictionary

2nd Class.

Yung Him...... Watch....... Leung Shui Fan Dictionary

3rd Class.

TseSeung Hung Silver Pencil Case...... Ho Un In ......Dictionary

4th Class.

Tsang Wan....Silver Pencil Case...... Fung Tsung ...Silver Pencil Case........

5th Class.

.Mr. Kwok Acheong.

Cheung Un Kwong Silver Pencil Case... Mr. Kwok Acheong. S. Abram......Ivory Pencil Case......

CHINESE CLASS FOR EUROPEANS, &C.

1st Division.

A. Ramjan..............Watch..............

Mr. Nelson.

7th Class.

Li Tsun Fan...Watch.... Cheng Y. Kwai Dictionary

8th Class.

Chan Wing Kin Watch.......... Ko Tsim Un...Dictionary

U. Ramjan...... Dictionary

2nd Division.

S. Mootian......Ivory Pencil Case Abdool .........Ivory Pencil Case ................

3rd Division.

R. P. Remedios Dictionary

H. Arthur......Ivory Pencil Case......Mr. May.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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notified that the Queen's Exequatur empowering ATWELL COXON, Esquire, to act as at Hongkong, received Her Majesty's signature on the 27th December, 1879.

By Command,

Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Comparative Return of Stamp Revenue, collected for the months of January, 1879 hed for general information.

By Command,

ast Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1880.

Coveted in 1878 up to January 31st,

IN.

1850

""

Decrease......

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

$10,952.41 10,596.58

$ 355.83

MILLENI POMOREC FORURES: ZA NAURU NEPERAT,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Moving copy of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament entitled "An Act to renove the validity of certain Marriages of British subjects on board Her Majesty's ships," is

teral information.

By Command,

3. Sereiary's Oflice, Hongkong, 9th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Scentory.

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CHAPTER 29.

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love doubts as to the validity of certain Marriages of british subjects on A.D. 1879. Her Majesty's ships.

[21st July, 1879.]

AA offers commending Her Majesty's ships on foreign stations have permitted marriages to and according to religious rites or ceremonies, or to be contineted per verba de presemi nch etlets, in the belief that marriages were authorised by law to be so solemnized A doabes have arisen with respect to the validity of such marriages, and it is expedient

ved by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent and Temporal, and Consuous, in this present Pancut assembled, and by the

Short Cric.

ay be cited as the Confirmation of Marriages on Her Majesty's Ships Act, 1879.

Both of the parties being British subjects, which before the passing of this Act have Conf

Her Majesty's versis on a foreiga station in the presence of the officer wayde

cloulized according to any religious rite or ceremony, or contrated per like anoner as if the sune h'd been solemaized within Her Majesty's pr of all forms required by law.

shall not rowler valid any to seriago which before the passing of this Ace by any pots of compiten i juzi didim in any proceeding touching susi warnage, lidity or hvellery thereof, or rend?r valid say marvinge wheto either of the passing of this Act and Jming the life of the other party lawfully intovanozied

On the

subiec

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No. 35.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 117 FEBRUARY, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

    The following copy of an amended form of the "Particulars" required upon application f Retiring allowances, in substitution for that prescribed in Appendix 2 of the Colonial Regulations, is published for general information.

By Command,

W. II. MARSII,

Colonial Secretary

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1880.

DOWNING STREET,

HONGKONG. Circular.

19th December, 1879.

SIR,--I have to transmit to you, herewith, 12 copies of an amended form of "Particulars " requir? 1 on application for Retiring allowances, which is to be substituted for that prescribed in Appendix 2 t the Colonial Regulations.

The Officer Administering the Government of

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient humble Servant,

M. E. HICKS-BEACH.

HONGKONG.

COLONIAL PENSIONS, &c.

PARTICULARS required to be furnished in reference to Persons recommended for Superannuation, Compensation or Compassionate Allowances, or Gratuities on retirement.

1. Name of Applicant.

2. Office or Situation

4. Age

(In filling up this Paper refer to the Instructions on page 4.)

3. Recommended for.

5. Service in Years and Months.

6. Salary or Wages (

7. Emoluments

) ? ?

Total amount of Salary or Wages and Emoluments on

which Superannuation, &c., is claimed,

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of ?

8. Cause of Retirement

9. Dates of Commencement and Termination of the several Appointments held by Applicant, with their

Emolaments, distinguishing Salary from other Allowances and specifying such Allowances.

Title of Appointment

Date of Commence-

Date of Termination

Salary

Allowances, Nature of Allowances,

&c.

&e.

ment

:

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FEBRUARY, 1880.

Whether each of the Appointinents held by the Applicant has been on the Fixed Establishment

arine Colony.

ther the dinies of the several offices or situations held since the Applicant entered the Civil rvice have been such as to require that the holder should give his whole time to the Public

holding any other Public Appointment, or receiving or claiming to receive any Public

by Compensation, Half-Pay or otherwise.

bod of Pension or other Allowance has been commuted under the Imperial Pensions Com- in Acts, 1869 and 1871, the annual amount of Pension or Allowance so comminuted the date of Commutation should be inserted.

beyond ordinary Vacation leave, in each of the last 10 years:-

Period of Absence

Number of Days

Cause of Absence

Fr.m

To

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"

""

??? ?

Lision of Duty,

Cuction of Satory,..

om which, inclusively, Pension will commence............

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in, if the circumstances warrant it, that the Applicant "has discharged his duties with

and fidelity, to the satisfaction of the Head Officer or Officers of his Department,' slmed by any two of such Head Officers, if there shall be more than one, or by such Onteer, if there shall be but one, together with "such a statement as will exhibit the and value, and labour of the services of the Person recommended, embracing as long a 1er his public service as can be authentically stated," and observations as to Special Suspension, Reprimand, &c., with full particulars of any injuries received on duty,

r claims or matters for consideration.

tion, by the Auditor General, of the Peusion, &c.

tify that the

ling to the Rules of the Colonial Service, amounts to

Certificate on the following calculation:----

my

which may be paid to the Applicant

Instructions referred to on page 1.

Particulars and the Certificates connected with it, be not sent in original, the copies

must be duly attested.

the ease of an Officer serving on the West Coast of Africa, a statement is to be added whether he is at Const. (Colonial Regulations, § 430).

deegelprion of Allowance for which the Application is recommended, viz., Superannuation, Compensation, 120, or Gratuity, and its menu?. In the case of Persons eliming an addition to their Profesional or other special qualifications, this should be stated, and a reference should be samler which the claim is made.

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Head 5.-If the service has been interrupted by one or more breaks, the word "broken" should be added before or after the number of years and months, and the causes, dates, and circumstances of the break or breaks should be stated under heading 9.

Head 6.---If the person retiring has been in receipt of the same Salary, or in the class from which he retires, for the 36 months inmediately before the date of his retirement, the actual annual rate of Salary or Wages at that date should be inserted, preceded by the word "actual." In other cases the average animal amount of Salary or Wages for the 36 months next preceding the date of retirement should be inserted, preceded by the word "average," but if the whole period of service is less than three years, then the average for the whole period of service should be inserted.

Head 7.--A separate statement should be inserted of the average Annual Value, for the 36 months immediately preceding retirement, of each Emolument (exclusive of salary or wages) which is claimed to be included in the calculation of the Pension or Gratuity.

 Whenever the value of a House or House Allowance, so ascertained, exceeds one-sixth of the salary and other emoluments which count for Pension purposes, it is to be reduced to oue-sixth of that amount, so shat it shall not excced one-seventh of the whole.

"

 Fees which an Officer is allowed to retain for his own use will be taken into account for Pension purposes, with regular salary, at the annual average of the net receipts of the 36 months next preceding the Officer's retirement. These net receipts are to be ascertained by deducting from the gross amount of Fees such Office Expenses, &c., as an Officer may have had to defray from his own resources, in performing the services for which he was remunerated by Fees. No deduction, however, from the Fees should be made in respect of Office Expenses provided from Public Funds, for the due discharge of those duties to which a Fixed Salary is annexed. Papers of "Particulars" when forwarded to the Colonial Department should be accompanied by formal Declarations from the retiring Officers, showing the amount received by them for Fees, and the amount defrayed as above for Office Expenses, &c., in each of the three years immediately preceding the retirement. It will be the duty of the Colonial Governments concerned to satisfy themselves of the accuracy of such statements before forwarding them to the Colonial Office. In the case of Officers receiving Fixed Salaries and Fees, the Fees will not in ordinary circumstances be allowed to count for Pension poses to the extent of more than one quarter of the Salaries, and Fees will not in any case be allowed to count for Pension purposes during any period in which the whole time of the Officer receiving them was not given to the Public Service.

pur-

Head 8.--In cases of infirmity, if the Applicant is below the ordinary age for retirement, a Medical Certificate is to be furnished showing that he is disqualified by infirmity of mind or body for discharging the duties of his situation, and. that such infirmity is likely to be permanent.

 In case of ten years' service or more, this Certificate should be signed by two Officers, of whom at least one should, if possible, be a Salaried Officer of the Government.

Head 9.-As to "broken" service, see Head 5.

 If the Applicant has had any "acting" service, the details must be fully given, with a statement whether or not, during the "acting" service, he was connected with the permanent Civil Service of the Colony.

Head 11.-If, in special circumstances, a professional Civil Officer has been allowed to have "private practice” without

forfeiting his claim to Pension, the facts are to be fully stated.

Head 14.--If the Applicant is liable to any deduction from his service under Clause 102 of the Colonial Regulations, the

facts should be fully stated.

Head 19.—The length of service and other particulars of the computation are to be given. When an average of Salary,

&c., is taken, the mode of calculating it (whether by months, &c.) is to be explained.

No. 36.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Regulations for an Examination for the Civil Service of India, which have been transmitted by Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, are published for general information. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

CIVIL SERVICE OF INDIA.

   The Civil Service Commissioners have been requested to inform Candidates for the Indian Civil Service, that "in the event of their being appointed to the Service they will not be admitted to the existing Civil Funds, but that they will be required, as a condition of their appointment, to subscribe to a new Fund which is about to be established by the Secretary of State for India in Council for the Grant of Pensions to the Families of future members of the Indian Civil Service."

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Head 5.-If the service has been interrupted by one or more breaks, the word "broken" should be added before or after the number of years and months, and the causes, dates, and circumstances of the break or breaks should be stated under heading 9.

Head 6.---If the person retiring has been in receipt of the same Salary, or in the class from which he retires, for the 36 months inmediately before the date of his retirement, the actual annual rate of Salary or Wages at that date should be inserted, preceded by the word "actual." In other cases the average animal amount of Salary or Wages for the 36 months next preceding the date of retirement should be inserted, preceded by the word "average," but if the whole period of service is less than three years, then the average for the whole period of service should be inserted.

Head 7.--A separate statement should be inserted of the average Annual Value, for the 36 months immediately preceding retirement, of each Emolument (exclusive of salary or wages) which is claimed to be included in the calculation of the Pension or Gratuity.

 Whenever the value of a House or House Allowance, so ascertained, exceeds one-sixth of the salary and other emoluments which count for Pension purposes, it is to be reduced to oue-sixth of that amount, so shat it shall not excced one-seventh of the whole.

"

 Fees which an Officer is allowed to retain for his own use will be taken into account for Pension purposes, with regular salary, at the annual average of the net receipts of the 36 months next preceding the Officer's retirement. These net receipts are to be ascertained by deducting from the gross amount of Fees such Office Expenses, &c., as an Officer may have had to defray from his own resources, in performing the services for which he was remunerated by Fees. No deduction, however, from the Fees should be made in respect of Office Expenses provided from Public Funds, for the due discharge of those duties to which a Fixed Salary is annexed. Papers of "Particulars" when forwarded to the Colonial Department should be accompanied by formal Declarations from the retiring Officers, showing the amount received by them for Fees, and the amount defrayed as above for Office Expenses, &c., in each of the three years immediately preceding the retirement. It will be the duty of the Colonial Governments concerned to satisfy themselves of the accuracy of such statements before forwarding them to the Colonial Office. In the case of Officers receiving Fixed Salaries and Fees, the Fees will not in ordinary circumstances be allowed to count for Pension poses to the extent of more than one quarter of the Salaries, and Fees will not in any case be allowed to count for Pension purposes during any period in which the whole time of the Officer receiving them was not given to the Public Service.

pur-

Head 8.--In cases of infirmity, if the Applicant is below the ordinary age for retirement, a Medical Certificate is to be furnished showing that he is disqualified by infirmity of mind or body for discharging the duties of his situation, and. that such infirmity is likely to be permanent.

 In case of ten years' service or more, this Certificate should be signed by two Officers, of whom at least one should, if possible, be a Salaried Officer of the Government.

Head 9.-As to "broken" service, see Head 5.

 If the Applicant has had any "acting" service, the details must be fully given, with a statement whether or not, during the "acting" service, he was connected with the permanent Civil Service of the Colony.

Head 11.-If, in special circumstances, a professional Civil Officer has been allowed to have "private practice” without

forfeiting his claim to Pension, the facts are to be fully stated.

Head 14.--If the Applicant is liable to any deduction from his service under Clause 102 of the Colonial Regulations, the

facts should be fully stated.

Head 19.—The length of service and other particulars of the computation are to be given. When an average of Salary,

&c., is taken, the mode of calculating it (whether by months, &c.) is to be explained.

No. 36.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Regulations for an Examination for the Civil Service of India, which have been transmitted by Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, are published for general information. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

CIVIL SERVICE OF INDIA.

   The Civil Service Commissioners have been requested to inform Candidates for the Indian Civil Service, that "in the event of their being appointed to the Service they will not be admitted to the existing Civil Funds, but that they will be required, as a condition of their appointment, to subscribe to a new Fund which is about to be established by the Secretary of State for India in Council for the Grant of Pensions to the Families of future members of the Indian Civil Service."

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1879. 157

EXAMINATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE OF INDIA.

REGULATIONS FOR THE OPEN COMPETITION OF JUNE AND JULY, 1880. N.B.-The Regulations are liable to be altered in future years.

1. On June 15th, 1880, and following days, an Examination, open to all qualified persons, being

en subjects of Her Majesty, will be held in London. Not fewer than

                                           Candidates will be selected, if so many shall be found duly qualified; viz.

for the Presidency of Bengal, for that of Madras, and

for the Upper, and

In that of Bombay, (a)

for the Lower Provinces,]

    2. Any person desirous of competing at this Examination must produce to the Civil Service missioners, before the 1st of April, 1880, evidence showing:-

(1.) That he is a natural-born subject of Her Majesty.

a) That his age will be above seventeen years on the 1st of June, 1880, and under nineteen years on the 1st of January, 1880, (b) [N.B.-In the case of Natives of India this must be certified by the Government of India, or of the Presidency or Province in which the Can- didate may have resided.]

(i.) That he has no disease, constitutional affection, or bodily infirmity unfitting him, or

likely to unfit him, for the Civil Service of India. (c)

(iv.) That he is of good moral character. (c)

He must also pay such fee as the Secretary of State for India may prescribe. (d) Should the evidence upon the above points be prima facie satisfactory to the Civil Service oners, the Candidate will, upon payment of the prescribed fee, be admitted to the Examination. Ponissioners may, however, in their discretion, at any time prior to the grant of the Certificate tention hereinafter referred to, institute such further inquiries as they may deem necessary; the rest of such inquiries, in the case of any Candidate, should be unsatisfactory to them in any deve respects, he will be incligible for admission to the Civil Service of India; and if already it wud be removed from the position of a Probationer.

The Examination will take place only in the following branches of knowledge:-

(e) English Composition,

   History of England--including a period selected by the Candidate, (7) English Literature--including books selected by the Candidate,

Greek,

Latin,

French, German, Italian,

()(g) Mathematics (pure and mixed),

Natural Science: that is, the Elements of any two of the following Sciences,

viz.:--

Chemistry, 500; Electricity and Magnetism, 300; Experimental Laws of Heat and Light, 300; Mechanical Philosophy, with outlines of Astronomy,

Logic,

300.

Elements of Political Economy,

(h) Sanskrit, () Arabic,..

Marks.

300

800

300

600

800

500

500

400

1,000

300

300

500

500

Cumblatos are at liberty to name, before April 1st, 1880, any or all of these branches of knowledge. Nosiljucts are obligatory. (i)

     3. The merit of the persons examined will be estimated by marks; and the number set opposite moh branch in the preceding regulation denotes the greatest number of marks that can be obtained

et of it.

The marks assigned to Candidates in each branch will be subject to such deduction as the Civil Commissioners may deem necessary, in order to secure that "a Candidate be allowed no credit

taking up a subject in which he is a mere smatterer." (e)

ugember to be selected will be announced hereafter, Notice of the days end place of Examination will be sent to each Candidste stef Mag As salasequent competitions, Candidates will be required to be above 17 and under 19 on 1st Junc of the year in which the competition

Led bunny of heath and character mest bear date not cadier than the 1st March, 1880.

De will be ?5, payable by means of a special stamp according to instructions which will be communicated to Candidates,

med in English Composition an:1. Mathematics will be subject to no deduction.

chle portion of the marks for English History and Literature will be allotted to the work selccted by the Candidate. In ford will be had partly to the extent and importance of the periods or books bolcetod, but chiefly to the thoroughness

3. stubed.

ja will range from Arillmetic, Algebra, and Elemestay Geometry, up to the elements of the differ.mial and integral Lower perdions of applied Mathounatics,

working in Sorgkeit und Arabie will be determined with reference to a high degree of profleincy, such as may be by s Native of good clincation.

leave to alter or to add to the list of subjects mumed will not be entertained anless received on or before the 15th of

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT CAZETTE, 11TM FEBRUARY, 1880.

7. The Examination will be conducted on paper and viva voce, as may be deemed necessary. S. The marks obtained by each Candidate, in respect of each of the subjects in which he shall have been examined, will be added up, and the names of the several Candidates who shall have obtained, after the deduction above mentioned, a greater aggregate number of marks than any of the remaining Can- didates, will be set forth in order of merit, and such Candidates shall be deemed to be Selected Candi. dates for the Civil Service of India, provided they appear to be in other respects duly qualified. Should any of the Selected Candidates become disqualified, the Secretary of State for India will determine whether the vacancy thus created shall be filled up or not. In the former case, the Candidate next in order of merit, and in other respects duly qualified, shall be deemed to be a Selected Candidate. A Selected Candidate declining to accept the appointment which may be offered to bin will be disqualified for any subsequent competition.

9. Selected Candidates, before proceeding to India, will be on probation for two years, during which time they will be examined periodically, with a view of testing their progress in the following subjects:-

1. Law..

2. Classical Languages of India—

Sanskrit...... Arabic

Persian

3. Vernacular Languages of India (each)....

4. The History and Geography of India 5. Political Economy

Marks.

1,250

500

400

400

400

350

350

In these Examinations as in the open competition, the merit of the Candidates examined will be estimated by marks, and the number set opposite to each subject denotes the greatest number of marks that can be obtained in respect of it at any one Examination. The Examinations will be conducted on paper

    and viv? voce, as may be deemed necessary. The last of those Examinations will be held at the close of the second year of probation, and will be called the "Final Examination," at which it will be decided whether a Selected Candidate is qualified for the Civil Service of India. At this Examination Candidates will be permitted to take up any one of the following branches of Natural Science, viz.-Botany, Geology, and Zoology, for which 350 marks will be allowed.

  10. Any Candidate who, at any of the periodical Examinations, shall appear to have wilfully neglected his studies, or to be physically incapacitated for pursuing the prescribed course of training, will be liable to have his name removed from the list of Selected Candidates.

  11. The Selected Candidates who, at the Final Examination, shall be found to have a competent knowledge of the subjects specified in Regulation 9, and who shall have satisfied the Civil Service Commissioners of their eligibility in respect of nationality, age, health, and character, shall be certified by the said Commissioners to be entitled to be appointed to the Civil Service of India, provided they shall comply with the regulations in force, at the time, for that Service.

12. Applications from persons desirous to be admitted as Candidates are to be addressed to the Secretary to the Civil Service Commissioners, Londen, S.W.," from whom the proper form for the purpose may be obtained.

September, 1879.

  The Civil Service Commissioners are authorised by the Secretary of State for India in Council to make the following announcements :-

(1.) Selected Candidates will be permitted to choose,? according to the order in which they stand in the list resulting from the open competition, as long as a choice remains, the Presidency (and in Bengal the Division of the Presidency) to which they shall be appointed; but this choice will be subject to a different arrangement, should the Secretary of State, or the Government of India, deem it necessary.

(2.) The Probationers, having passed the necessary Examinations, will be required to report themselves to their Government in India not later than the close of December, 1883.

(3.) The seniority in the Civil Service of India of the Selected Candidates shall be determined according to the Order in which they stand on the list resulting from the Final Examination.

(4.) An allowance of ?150 a year will be given during each of the two years of their probation to all Candidates who pass their probation at one of the Universities or Colleges which have been approved by the Secretary of State, viz., the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow, Edinburgh, St. Andrew's, and Aberdeen, Trinity College, Dublin, University College, London, and King's College, London, provided such Candidates shall have passed the required Examinations to the satisfaction of the Civil Zervice Commissioners, and shall have complied with such rules as may be laid down for the guidance of Selected Candidates.

(5.) All Selected Candidates will be required, after having passed the second periodical Examination, to attend Le India Office for the purpose of entering into an agreement binding themselves, amongst other things, to refund certain cases in amount of their allowance in the event of their failing to proceed to India. required.

"

A surety will b

(6.) After passing the Final Examination, each Candidate will be required to attend again at the India Office with the view of entering into cacenants. The stamps payable on these documents amount to ?1.

(7.) Candidates rejected at the Final Examination of 1882 will in no case be allowed to present themselves for

re-examination.

* Full instructione as to the course of study to be pursued will be issued to the successful Candidates as soon as possible after the result o the open competition is declared.

?This choice must be exercised immediately after the result of the open competition is announced, on such day as may be fixed by the Cir

Service Commissioners.

37.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION,

The following Notices to Mariners are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th February, 1880.

Government of India.

MILITARY (MARINE) DEPARTMENT.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 41.)

BAY OF BENGAL--GODAVERY DISTRICT. COCANADA.

Black Buoy off Point Gordeware (Godavery.)

159

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

With reference to Notice to Mariners, No. 37, issued from this Department on the 21st November, 1879, the Port

Cangia, has notified that the Black buoy off Point Gordewar (Godavery) has been replaced in position.

?

By Direction of the Government of India,

R. C. CARRINGTON, In charge of Office, for A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr. (late 1. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

INE SURYLY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 24th December, 1879.

aflets the following:--BRITISH ADMIRALTY Charts, Noz. 81, 71a, 70a, 828 and 829. INDIAN MARINE SURVEY Charts, N?s. 113, and 13. Also Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. 1, page 405.

is received on boardship, the substance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by it, and introduced into the Sailing Directions

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 42.)

BAY OF BENGAL-COROMANDEL COAST.

Madras Semaphore.

     Brence to Notice to Maziners, No. 40, issued from this Department on the 2nd December, 1879, the Port Molas, as notified that when the Semaphore at the Master Attendant's flagstaff does not drop correctly, signal

the Commercial Code will be heisted immediately and kept flying for half an hour.

By Direction of the Government of India,

R. C. CARRINGTON, In charge of Office, for A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Condr. (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

ARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, Calcutta, 29th December, 1879.

aflets the following:-BRITISH ADMIRALTY Chart, No. 71c. INDIAN MARINE SURVEY Chart, No. 105; Also Taylor's Sailing Direc- is received on boardship, the substance of it should be inserted on the Charts affected by it, and introduced into the Sailing Directions

NOTICE TO MARINERS. (No. 43.)

INDIA-WEST COAST.

Buoys a: Calicut.

  the Notice to Mariners, No. 33, issued from this Department on the 16th October, 1879, Commander A. D. pendent of Marine Surveys, after visiting Calicut, reports as follows:--

banys (alluded toy the Marine authorities at Madras) are merely intended for the small native craft, being

elbics off shore,”

vn-horigo lay for steamers has been relaid in four fathoms water, about half a cable northward of its las' at the Custom House pier bears E. by N. from the buoy. All vessels must anchor to the northward of :0 And ground of Call-ut."

which marks the outer side of the Coote reef has also been relaid,”

By Direction of the Government of India,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

(No. 1.)

AFRICA EAST COAST,

ZANZIBAR HARBOUR.

Prohibited Anchorage near Telegraph Cables.

The Government of Zanzibar has given Notice, that in order to afford protection to the shore ends of the two Telegraph cables in Zanzibar harbour, which are laid down from Bawi island to R?s Shangani, the following restriction as to anchoring in their vicinity, is to be complied with:--

The general line of direction of the Telegraph cables is indicated by the beacon (marked 'cable') on R?s Shangani it line with the white mark on the English jail; and as one of these cables is laid on each side of this line of direction- Mariners are cautioned on no account to anclior, between Bawi island and R?s Shangani, within 200 yards on either side of the line indicated by the beacon and white mark.

By Direction of the Government of India,

R. C. CARRINGTON, In charge of Office, for A. DUNDAS TAYLOR, Comdr. (late I. N.),

Superintendent, Marine Survey of India.

MARINE SURVEY DEPARTMENT, CALCUTTA, 3rd January, 1880..

This Notice affects the following:-BRITISH ADMIRALTY Chart, No. 665, and Africa Pilot, part III, 1878, page 342; Also Taylor's Sailing Directory, Vol. 1, page 100.

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 Queensland.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 25 of 1879.

RED LIGHT-ISLAND POINT.

  A Fixed Red Light, of the 5th order, is now exhibited from the north end of Island Point. It stands 82 feet above high-water, and is visible from a distance of some eight miles between the bearings of W. by N. and S.E. by S.

  Vessels from the southward will be clear of the Wentworth and Alexander Reefs, and vessels approaching the anchor- age at Port Douglas will be clear of Morey Reef, while the red light is in sight.

Department of Ports and Harbours, Brisbane, 8th December, 1879.

G. P. HEATH, Commander, R.N.,

Portmaster.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 26 of 1879.

BUOY OFF WENTWORTH REEF, TRINITY BAY.

  The Perch Buoy previously placed off the Alexandra Reef is now placed E.N.E. of the Wentworth Reef, and lies with Island Point bearing W. by N. N., and Low Island Light-house north a little easterly.

The reef is about 400 yards long E.N.E. and W.S.W. by 300 wide, and has 3 feet of water on it at low-water. Within a 100 feet of the reef all round, there is a depth of from 6 to 7 fathons mud.

  A cast of 5 fathoms was recently obtained by Capt. Nightingall, of the "Egmont," 14 miles east from the position of the Wentworth Reef buoy.

Department of Ports and Harbours, Brisbane, 8th December, 1879.

G. P. HEATH, Commander, R.N.,

Portmaster.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 27 of 1879.

UPPER FLATS, BRISBANE RIVER.

Two Triangular Beacons, painted white with a black stripe down the centre, are now placed on the south shore above he Quarries. These beacons when in line lead through the permanent cutting above the red buoy. This part of the cutting is 300 feet wide, and has a depth of 15 feet at low water.

G. P. HEATH, Commander, R.N.,

Department of Ports and Harbours, Brisbane, 9th December, 1879.

Portmaster.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

161

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THERMOMETER.

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4 10.r.

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4

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c.d.

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30.03 66.0|66.0|60.0 62.5 62.0 E

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61.0 60.0 E

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30.08 64.0

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66.5 65.0 ESE 1.

0.1.

b.c.m! 0.00

b.c.

PAROMETE,

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

THERMOMETER.

Max.

Min.

Dry.

Wet.

WINDS

Ο ΤΟ 12.

Diree-

tion.

Force.

WEATHER.

59.0 55.0 NE

b.c.b.

64.0|52.000.0|58.0 | NE

3

c.m.

0.00

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2

c.m.

RAIN FALL.

Tu Inches during

previous 24 hours.

BAROMETER,

VICTORIA PEAK. HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

23.4956.0

THERMOMETER.

Max.

Min.

Dry.

Wet.

WINDS

0 TO 12.

Direc-

tion.

56.0 54.0 E

28.17 61.0 61.0 52.0 61.0 56,0! ENE

23.42 60.0

:

€0.0|56.0 | NE

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WEATHER,

Co

b.c.

RAIN PANG.

In fichas daring

b.e.

59.0|58.0| NE

2

0.01.

29.3355.0

55.0 55.0 E

1:04.0610|54.0 | 60,0 60.0] N

2

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28.33 57.0 57.0 55.0 57.0157.0E

54.0

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0.12

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2

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0.32

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60.0 | 60.0 | N

3 0.m.

28.37 59.0

50.058.0 E

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...

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b.c.

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:

|| 30.01|63,5||

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3

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69.069.0 | ESE

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59.0|57,0| NE

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ed.

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o.f.

yale, clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain; f. foguya g gloong; 4. hail; 7. lightning, ma, misty (hazy); 6. overrast; p? passing th

andy threateniu z wypeutanes of weather; a. visibility, (objects at a distance unusually visible); w. wet (2014). the augments its signifirullen, thans f. vory 2 guy; r, much rain; r. heavy and continuing rain, &c., &c.

polon of Wind

-

Illustrations of the power of the Wind as regards a well-conduloned Mau-of-War or First-class Cuppez Ship,

With a Pachok, ahore ship with all rail (115 2 knots..

ket and clean fall would go iu smooth/Biof

15:02

In which the crvid just carry in eisen Sie Boody qui? 1.01. Suite

full and by

Pouble Reeds and Jib. Acc.

firiple Reeds, &c. .... Close Breis and Coa? AN

In which shecould just bar elese tiefel Malu Topenil and reefed boresal trace Storm

grail

Nero Polet

Rate of the Wind

per Hour in Miles,

Piples 15 denote the Porce of the Wal.

0 c

3

???

16

?

31

37

53

60

9

FO

shore 24

13

162

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZELIE, IIM TEDNU

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 10th February, 1880.

>

1889.

Alick, Mr.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papors.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Leftors, Papers.

Lets. Firs

Davenport, A. 1

Hernandes, A. 1

MacDuer, Mrs.

1

Quing Yee

1

Davis, Solomon 1

Beaufre, A.

1-card

Henderson, John Heslan, Mrs. D. E.

McFarlane, W. 1

2

Taylor, Win. Kerr 1 Tree, Thos.

Moreno, C. C. 4

17

Roussel, Monsr. 1

Brincat, S.

1

Emery, H. C. 1

Brown, A. S.

1

Bell, Jas. (Eng.)!

Ellridge, Frank i Easton, J.

2 4

Hill, Capt. John 1 Hatch, J. T. Hai An

Mackie, Y.

1

Reimann, P. P.

1

1

Miller, David

i

Marmant, B.

2

Rodrigues, J. P. 1

Batten, W.

1

Edwards, F. H. 1

Michel, Madme. 1

Rollings, John 1

Imberti, Battista 2

Maury, Monsr. I

Rowley, Capt. C.i

Cararo, Sig. E. 1 card

Firmin, Miss A. 1

Ingram, John H.1

Meyer, Peter

Craig, II.

1

Fuller, Miss G. 1

McFox, Wm.

1

Ching Vong Hup 1

Faria, T. V. de 1

Jenkins, John 1

Smith, W. Farra 3 Stone. E.

Cadwallader, W.G. 1

Fuke, John

1

J. K.

1

Nero, Mathew 1

Shin Lin

1

Courtenay, Mrs. 1

Flowers, M.

2

Nicholson, Alex. I

Salgado, Jos? 2

Clegg, E. A.

2

Kunepp, Louis

Ng Alon

1

Sell, G. P.

Coats, Geo.

1

1

Duhamel, Chs. 1

Green, Mrs. M. E. 1 Graham, Mrs. 1 Grenfell, C. P. 1

Kwok Seng

Noel, Frank

1

Sherwood, O. S. 1

Stout, Dr.

1

Lilley, Capt.

4

Page, John E. 2

Spence, D. W. 1

Dahlgren, E. F. 1

Grey, Capt. H.

Lie Tay Ho

1 regd.

Parlance, James 1

Saunders, T. 1.

Dawe, Wm.

#1

Godl?e, Francis 2

1

Lauta, G. W.

1

Perthelier, Monsr.

1

Schweinsberg, G. l'eard.

Douglas, G.

Lilly, Miss F. 2

1

Peet & Co., J. 1

Smith, G.

1

Drews, William 1

Houndson, Jno 1

Lupeak, Joseph 1

Donnelly, E. M. I

Hardcastle, E. L.2

Law, M.

Porter, G. H. Pritchard, Hugh

1

Smith, George i

Rodrigues,Sabina 1 1 pcl. Venel, F.

White, Mrs. F. W.5

Wor Shang 1 regd. Walker, Thos. I Walker, Ed. R. ? Waters, C. A, I Wright, C.

Ward, Mrs.

:

Xavier, F. S.

Young, Henry f

1

Yew Hing Cheong 1 regd.

You Ching, D. 1

Voen & Co.

1

1

1

Steuart, Geo.

You Cheong

For Men of War.

Iron Duke,.........4 Letters.

Sheldrake,.........3 Letters.

Tyne, ..2 Letters.

Victor Emanuel,......1 Letter.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anne Aikshant

Clan Alpine, s.s. 11

3

Eme

1

Colwyn

3

Anna Sophia

Chob Sable

Emulation Ebenezer

Jane Gibson Jona

1

Auguste Reimers 2

Corea

2

1

Kinross

1

N. Boynton Norman Norman Court 1 Nautilns

1 regd.

1 regd.

1

Afghan, s.s.

2

Chopsai

1

America

Chunwan

F. Nightingale Frolich

12

Katie Fliekenger 1 Kirk

i

Allon, s.c.

Chili

Pegasus, s.s.

Albion

17

1

Golwan

Lily

1

Pendragon

Sir Lancelot Star of China 3 Staffordshire 1 Stonewall Jackson Southern Cross 1 S. Stone Scindia, s.s. Star

Lots. Ppra

8

3

1

2

Anna ben 1

Dora Ann

Amy ner

Davina

Drun.clog

Benjamin Ayman 1

B. van Middelburg 1

Dinapore

G. F. Fruland 1 Glamorganshire 4

Henry A. Paul 1 Hydra

Lena Borbon 2 Lota

1 Lancashire Witch 9

Prosperity Peru Pampero

Tung Ting, s.s. 1

1

Twilight

2

Palestine

Three Brothers 1

3

Belloner

1

Edith

2 1 regd.

Monte Rosa Mad Cap

Primus

1

Titan

1

2

Ballochmyll

1

Edward Barrow 2

Belted Will

6

Ella Beatrice 1

Italia, s.s. Iris

14

Medora

1

Patterdale, s.s. 1 Palmerston

·

2

Undaunted

Earl of Zetland 1

Morning Star Mary J. Leslie 1

Vanguard

19

Candace

Electra

Ι

Choloc

Endymion

Jules Dufaure 1 Jeddah, s.s. 1

Staut Sunbeamn

5

3

Woolhara

1

 British Messenger. Biblioteca del Pianista. British Medical Journal.

Continent.

Christian.

China Express. Cambrian.

Decura?aosche Courrant. Deutsch Rundschan.

De Aarde.

Epoca.

English Independent.

Family Herald. Fliegende Blatter.

Geornale per Tatti. Glasgow Herald. Gazzetta del Popolo.

Books, &c., Hamburgisher Corres-

pondent.

Hoboe.

Nettie Merryman 2

without Covers.

Illustrated London News. india Portugueza.

Journal des Consulats. Journal de St. Petersburg. Jersey Weekly Press.

Lucknow Times. London & China Express. Le Levantin. Langelands Avis. Lennox Herald.

Middelfort Avis. Mail. Moniteur. Music.

Detained for Postage.

Annibal, Ramos, Chili, Yunbel, (20 cents to pay),.......................

General Post Office, Hongkong, 10th February, 1880.

NOTICE.

THE next Criminal Sessions of the Supreme

THE

NOTIFICATION.

National Zeitung.

Saturday Review, &c.

Times.

Provincia di Brescia. Plans (frau C. Hock-

mann, Berlin).

Punch.

Pooley's Catalogue. Proceedings of U. S. Na-

val Institutes.

Unterhaltungs Blatt.

Weekly Bulletin. Weekly Irish Times. Warehouseman and Dia- per's Trade Journal.

........1 Letter.

VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG.

A will be on

   Court, will be held on Wednesday, the Eighteenth day of February, A.D. 1880, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

THE Court will sit in Summary Jurisdiction, every Tuesday, until further notice.

Copy of the JURY LIST for 1880 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 Monday, the 10th day of Febru- ary, A.D. 1880, 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 HE Court will sit in Original Jurisdiction, exemption shall have been claimed and

Tittings of this Court will be held on otice.

every Monday and Thursday, until further

By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

In the Goods of JAMES MEAD DOWLING and FREDERICK ELPHICK, deceased,

[OTICE is hereby given to the next of kin, and all other persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above named persons, deceased, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on Monday, the 23rd day of February, 1880, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon; or, if none, that the next of kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, failing

to the Registrar of the said Court, or such person as the Court may think fit.

By the Court,

Ts on every Monday Thursday, or which, Letters of Administration be

further notice.

"By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

tion duly proved, at or before the time above specified.

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar. Hongkong, 2nd February, 1880.

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th February, 1880.

162

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZELIE, IIM TEDNU

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 10th February, 1880.

>

1889.

Alick, Mr.

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papors.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Leftors, Papers.

Lets. Firs

Davenport, A. 1

Hernandes, A. 1

MacDuer, Mrs.

1

Quing Yee

1

Davis, Solomon 1

Beaufre, A.

1-card

Henderson, John Heslan, Mrs. D. E.

McFarlane, W. 1

2

Taylor, Win. Kerr 1 Tree, Thos.

Moreno, C. C. 4

17

Roussel, Monsr. 1

Brincat, S.

1

Emery, H. C. 1

Brown, A. S.

1

Bell, Jas. (Eng.)!

Ellridge, Frank i Easton, J.

2 4

Hill, Capt. John 1 Hatch, J. T. Hai An

Mackie, Y.

1

Reimann, P. P.

1

1

Miller, David

i

Marmant, B.

2

Rodrigues, J. P. 1

Batten, W.

1

Edwards, F. H. 1

Michel, Madme. 1

Rollings, John 1

Imberti, Battista 2

Maury, Monsr. I

Rowley, Capt. C.i

Cararo, Sig. E. 1 card

Firmin, Miss A. 1

Ingram, John H.1

Meyer, Peter

Craig, II.

1

Fuller, Miss G. 1

McFox, Wm.

1

Ching Vong Hup 1

Faria, T. V. de 1

Jenkins, John 1

Smith, W. Farra 3 Stone. E.

Cadwallader, W.G. 1

Fuke, John

1

J. K.

1

Nero, Mathew 1

Shin Lin

1

Courtenay, Mrs. 1

Flowers, M.

2

Nicholson, Alex. I

Salgado, Jos? 2

Clegg, E. A.

2

Kunepp, Louis

Ng Alon

1

Sell, G. P.

Coats, Geo.

1

1

Duhamel, Chs. 1

Green, Mrs. M. E. 1 Graham, Mrs. 1 Grenfell, C. P. 1

Kwok Seng

Noel, Frank

1

Sherwood, O. S. 1

Stout, Dr.

1

Lilley, Capt.

4

Page, John E. 2

Spence, D. W. 1

Dahlgren, E. F. 1

Grey, Capt. H.

Lie Tay Ho

1 regd.

Parlance, James 1

Saunders, T. 1.

Dawe, Wm.

#1

Godl?e, Francis 2

1

Lauta, G. W.

1

Perthelier, Monsr.

1

Schweinsberg, G. l'eard.

Douglas, G.

Lilly, Miss F. 2

1

Peet & Co., J. 1

Smith, G.

1

Drews, William 1

Houndson, Jno 1

Lupeak, Joseph 1

Donnelly, E. M. I

Hardcastle, E. L.2

Law, M.

Porter, G. H. Pritchard, Hugh

1

Smith, George i

Rodrigues,Sabina 1 1 pcl. Venel, F.

White, Mrs. F. W.5

Wor Shang 1 regd. Walker, Thos. I Walker, Ed. R. ? Waters, C. A, I Wright, C.

Ward, Mrs.

:

Xavier, F. S.

Young, Henry f

1

Yew Hing Cheong 1 regd.

You Ching, D. 1

Voen & Co.

1

1

1

Steuart, Geo.

You Cheong

For Men of War.

Iron Duke,.........4 Letters.

Sheldrake,.........3 Letters.

Tyne, ..2 Letters.

Victor Emanuel,......1 Letter.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Anne Aikshant

Clan Alpine, s.s. 11

3

Eme

1

Colwyn

3

Anna Sophia

Chob Sable

Emulation Ebenezer

Jane Gibson Jona

1

Auguste Reimers 2

Corea

2

1

Kinross

1

N. Boynton Norman Norman Court 1 Nautilns

1 regd.

1 regd.

1

Afghan, s.s.

2

Chopsai

1

America

Chunwan

F. Nightingale Frolich

12

Katie Fliekenger 1 Kirk

i

Allon, s.c.

Chili

Pegasus, s.s.

Albion

17

1

Golwan

Lily

1

Pendragon

Sir Lancelot Star of China 3 Staffordshire 1 Stonewall Jackson Southern Cross 1 S. Stone Scindia, s.s. Star

Lots. Ppra

8

3

1

2

Anna ben 1

Dora Ann

Amy ner

Davina

Drun.clog

Benjamin Ayman 1

B. van Middelburg 1

Dinapore

G. F. Fruland 1 Glamorganshire 4

Henry A. Paul 1 Hydra

Lena Borbon 2 Lota

1 Lancashire Witch 9

Prosperity Peru Pampero

Tung Ting, s.s. 1

1

Twilight

2

Palestine

Three Brothers 1

3

Belloner

1

Edith

2 1 regd.

Monte Rosa Mad Cap

Primus

1

Titan

1

2

Ballochmyll

1

Edward Barrow 2

Belted Will

6

Ella Beatrice 1

Italia, s.s. Iris

14

Medora

1

Patterdale, s.s. 1 Palmerston

·

2

Undaunted

Earl of Zetland 1

Morning Star Mary J. Leslie 1

Vanguard

19

Candace

Electra

Ι

Choloc

Endymion

Jules Dufaure 1 Jeddah, s.s. 1

Staut Sunbeamn

5

3

Woolhara

1

 British Messenger. Biblioteca del Pianista. British Medical Journal.

Continent.

Christian.

China Express. Cambrian.

Decura?aosche Courrant. Deutsch Rundschan.

De Aarde.

Epoca.

English Independent.

Family Herald. Fliegende Blatter.

Geornale per Tatti. Glasgow Herald. Gazzetta del Popolo.

Books, &c., Hamburgisher Corres-

pondent.

Hoboe.

Nettie Merryman 2

without Covers.

Illustrated London News. india Portugueza.

Journal des Consulats. Journal de St. Petersburg. Jersey Weekly Press.

Lucknow Times. London & China Express. Le Levantin. Langelands Avis. Lennox Herald.

Middelfort Avis. Mail. Moniteur. Music.

Detained for Postage.

Annibal, Ramos, Chili, Yunbel, (20 cents to pay),.......................

General Post Office, Hongkong, 10th February, 1880.

NOTICE.

THE next Criminal Sessions of the Supreme

THE

NOTIFICATION.

National Zeitung.

Saturday Review, &c.

Times.

Provincia di Brescia. Plans (frau C. Hock-

mann, Berlin).

Punch.

Pooley's Catalogue. Proceedings of U. S. Na-

val Institutes.

Unterhaltungs Blatt.

Weekly Bulletin. Weekly Irish Times. Warehouseman and Dia- per's Trade Journal.

........1 Letter.

VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG.

A will be on

   Court, will be held on Wednesday, the Eighteenth day of February, A.D. 1880, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

THE Court will sit in Summary Jurisdiction, every Tuesday, until further notice.

Copy of the JURY LIST for 1880 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 Monday, the 10th day of Febru- ary, A.D. 1880, 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 HE Court will sit in Original Jurisdiction, exemption shall have been claimed and

Tittings of this Court will be held on otice.

every Monday and Thursday, until further

By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

In the Goods of JAMES MEAD DOWLING and FREDERICK ELPHICK, deceased,

[OTICE is hereby given to the next of kin, and all other persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above named persons, deceased, that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on Monday, the 23rd day of February, 1880, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon; or, if none, that the next of kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration, failing

to the Registrar of the said Court, or such person as the Court may think fit.

By the Court,

Ts on every Monday Thursday, or which, Letters of Administration be

further notice.

"By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

tion duly proved, at or before the time above specified.

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar. Hongkong, 2nd February, 1880.

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th February, 1880.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, HTH FEBRUARY, 1880. 163

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

IN BANKRUPTCY,

CHARLES LOUIS THEVENIN,

21, atuning Street, Victoria, Hong-

Meremuut and Commission Agent,

4. Bankrupt under a Petition Astaraping, filed in the Su- on the 8th day of rely resinal to surrender ettable CHARLES BUSHE Rezistan of the ld Court, at of Culites to be held by the MONDAY, the Sixteenth

at Llyen of the clock

, at the Office of the

ng will hervader be appointed by tie wald Bankrupt to pass his na dhe application for his nice will be given ut Chiantie.

dibus, the Registrar 1 of the Creditors. hodl have proved their tan,erity of the value reby diverted to choose

Assignees of the to be called the

of Tebruary, 1880.

C. }. PLUNKET, Registrar.

PERUS COURT OF

MESSIC PICM.

of victoria, konu, clerk P. LANE,

Word Hong-

in the employ TISE HEARD Item Celong of Heng-

fiwa that a Writ of

returnabe on the

plast all the Pro- of the above named as been issued in viszones of Sertion Gate of Civil Pre-

     & HOLMES, SARMEN de the Plaintiff,

rules,

kong.

E INSURANCE

ED.

HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING

CORPORATION.

TWENTY-NINTH

REPORT OF THE COURT OF DIRECTORS

TO THE

ORDINARY YEARLY GENERAL MEETING

OF

SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD

AT THE CITY HALL, HONGKONG, On Saturday, the 14th February, 1880,

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 year ending 31st December last.

The net profits for that period, including $14,820.17 brought forward from last account, after paying all charges, deducting interest paid and due, making provision for bad and doubtful accounts, and for the difference in Exchange be- tween the rate at which the Dividend is declared and the current rate of the day, amount to $318,881.39, of which, after taking out rebate on Bills not yet due, and remuneration to Directors, there remains for appropriation $303,228.97.

From this sum, the Directors recommend the, payment of a Dividend of One pound Sterling per Share, which will absorb $177,777.77.

The Directors recommend placing $100,000 to the credit of Reserve Fund, which will then stand at $1,500,000, and carrying forward the balance, viz., $25,451.20 to the credit of new Profit and Loss Account.

DIRECTORS.

In conformity with the provisions of the Dead of Settlement two members of the Court, Messrs. DALRYMPLE and MCIVER, retire from the Direction, but they are eligible for re- election, and offer themselves accordingly.

The Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK has been appointed Chairman of the Corporation for 1880, and Mr. ALEXANDER MCIVER has bear elected Deputy Chairman.

AUDITORS.

The Accounts have been audited by the Honourable PHINEAS RYRIE, and Mr. A. P. MOEWEN (in the place of The Honourable II. B. GIBR absent from the Colony) and the Directors have pleasure in recommending the re-appointment of Messrs. RYRIE and GIBD as Auditors for the year 1830.

W. H. FORBES, Chairman.

Hongkong, 7th February, 1880.

ABSTRACT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES,

HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING

CORPORATION.

31st December,

1879.

ASSETS.

fr. Cah,

HAIHUOLDERS.

ORDINARY ANNUAL SHALEHOLDERS in

A be a 4 at the Office of Queen's Heed, at Thes of Non-boy, the Bird o berelve a Statement of Heemkun. 1879, the Report and to miest a Consult-

THYSON & Say

Government Securities,.

kills Discounted, Loans and Credits, 13.178,820.26

27,211,281.53

BIL.. Receivable,

Bank Promises,.

Dead Steck,........

$ 7,889,017.64 3,628,019.09

220,159.17 106,885.96

$52,134,231,85

Mine Ped.

LIABILITIES.

Cr.

Paid-up Capital,..

$5,000,000.00

SORANCE

Reserve Fund,

$ 1,400,000.00 Marine Insur. Acet........... 132,849.27

Notes in Circulation, & 2,399,211.89 Deposits,

22,051,900.06

1,532,849.27

24,951,271.05

The Company

the dard of

GX & CO.,

Bills Payable, (including Drafts on London Buikers and Short Sight Drawings on our London Office against Bills Iteceivable and Bul- Hon Shipments),.............. Profit and Loss Acceant,

20.331.782.24 318,881.80

$52,134,234,85

BAR ZRE?NAP T, Mange (n. 4°

PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT. HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING

Dr.

CORPORATION.

31st December, 1879.

To AMOUNTS WRITTEN OFF:

Remuneration to Directors, $10,000.00 Rebate on Bills not due,.... 5,552.42

To DIVIDEND ACCOUNT:

?1 per Share on 40,000 Shares:

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

To RESERVE FUND,

To BALANCE:

Carried forward to next half-year,

Cr.

By Balance of Undivided Profits, 20th

June, 1879,

-$ 15,652.42

1**.*** ** 100,0000

25,151 20

.S 14.820.17

By Amount of Net Profits for the Six Months ending 31st December, 1879, after deducting all Expenses and Interest paid and due.................

RESERVE FUND.

364.661.22

To Balance on 31st December, 1879,...$1,500,ana 69

By Balance on 30th June,

1879,

.$1,400,000.00

By Amount from Profit

and Lost Account,..... 100.000.00

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

WM. H. FORBES, W. KESWICK, E. R. BELILIUS,

-$1,500,000 00

}

DE

We have compared the above Statements with the Books, Vouchers and Securities at the Hend thire, and with the Returos received from the rames Branches and Agencies, and have found the same to

P. 1YRIE, A. P. MCEWEN, J Hongkong, 7th February, 1889.

be correct.

FOR SALE.

Auditors.

ME CITIES AND TOWNS OF CHIYA,

I

A Dictionary of Reference, By

G. M. H. PLAYFAIR.

Price-$6.00 per Copy, bound. Apply to

MESSRS. NORONHA & Co.

"}

"

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co. KELLY & WALSH,

MCEWEN, FRICKEL & Co.

Hongkong, 27th January, 1880.

FOR SALE.

THE Undersigned having yet a few copies of the

Revd. W. LoESCHFID'S

Chinese & English Dictionary, beautifully bound up, now offer th?m at reduced price of $2.50 each.

Half bound,.

$2 each.

NORONIA & Co.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1879.

NORONHA & Co.,

PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS & STATIONERS

AND

Printers to the Government of Hongkongs

Nos, 5, 7 & 9, ZETLAND SIRILE, HONGKONG.

ESTABLISHED, 1841.

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nently printed in coloured ink.

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Printed and Published by Nonoxus & C9.. Printers to the Hongking Government

DIE

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DROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

門 轅 港香

VICTORIA, WEDNESDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

日九和月三年庚 日八十月二年十八百八千--

VOL. XXVI.

簿六十二第

第報憲

韓政使司馬

NOTIFICATION.

s. for the information

Community, of some

bedientious are inserted

mood that in case of

English and Chinese

Chglish text must be

Colonial Secretory.

NOTIFICATION.

isd by testimonials ad-

sary will be received

of Monday, the 1st of

of Overseer of Water-

General's Department.

ing a fale sequaintance

ill be preferred to those

mese.

d.

W. H. MARSIL,

Colonial Secretarij.

1830.

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仍譯

者仍以英文之意?正此

文譯出華文間有未能源合

港華人週知但須知若

十七日 己卯年 十月 初顯示

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二千

月八

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號九十第報

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TIFICATION.

Barle

as to Postage for

by His Excellency

CALC. &c. &c.,

Post Office Ordiamce,

al information

W. H. MansH,

Calmiol Secretary.

印傳?週鄉

金山各信資規條

例第十二款所定新

八百七十六年驛務則

香港督憲藏遵你一千

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165

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

Postuge to Australia, fe.

1. The following changes in the Postal system

between Hongkong and the Australasian Colonies

(Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, and Fiji) come into operation on February 1st.

2. The Postage on letters VIA TORRES STRAITS,

by whatever opportunity, is reduced to 12 cents per half ounce. Rates on other articles continue as hitherto.

3. Letter Postage VIA GALLE alone remains. 24 cents per half ounce. Mails will be made up for this route by each French Packet, instead of by each alternate one as heretofore. The service

from Galle is now fornightly instead of every

four weeks as before.

 4. No mails whatever are despatched to Australia, &c., by British Packet.

Enquiries are frequently made if, when a steam-

er is going, say to Sydney only, correspondence can be forwarded for New Zealand, Tasmania, &c. It is notified that mails for every part of the Australasian Colonies are made up by every steamer which call: at any one of then.

倘大利郵每凡凡 枝下 若英 現船重有每

郵在開半 船每行 由月

及梨

百金山一則可寄信徒新金山各處各 一個若有船往雪梨一抑或別每見有人來問可否寄 信前往鳥思欄及打士眠野?此現在報明凡有輪船往 一大英郵船由本埠開行者寄往新金山等信函甚罕 利現在每月可寄二次非如曩日每月只寄一次也 船開行均可寄往非比藝時每隔一次輪流者因在加

·南者納二十四仙但由此路寄信嗣後每逢法國

有信經過加利寄往者不過信面則信資照前無異 每重半兩者只納十二仙但寄別物信貸則照前無異 經過多理士海者不論由何船隻均可減少信資

隔路

理條

枝等處寄信規條自本年二月初一日起行 下開香港及新金山師新金山本地恩爛打士眠野飛

LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS ADDRESSED TO CHINESE.

February 17th, 1880.

叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉 原

叉保家信一封感彬收入

ㄡ保家信一對交和生收入

叉一封交陳杜收 一封蔡江澤收 一封科仙收 一封賴仁貴收入

又一封交鐘星橋收入 又一封交陳騫收入 又一封交記叔收入 又一封吳?伸收入 又未先付家嫂

收收

封封封封封封封封封封封

刁司會會會交

官英

?相才林

收收收收英收收收

收婚

入入收收入入入入收入入入入入收

封封

封封封封封封封封封封封封封封

     梁 祖楊岑????

黃陳思洪趙文裕 讓奎海敏

聘通廷

一封鄧楊六收 一 封交吳一妹收

一封?江乾收

一封李裕輝收

一封黃錫麟收

賴入收

入收收收收收收收收收收收收收妹

一封永泰昌收 一封交黃崇枝收入

封封

1 封交周香收

一封交恒益收

一封盧克昌收

一封馬貴同收

一封傅保母親收

一封吳源成收

封封 封封

一封吳南山收

收收收 收收收收收親

入入收入

一封交存福堂收

一封交

一封交

封封封封

一交黃友賢收入

一封蔣玉科收

一封交林黨來收

一封張維章收

收收

信吉城

一封付橫濱保田吉駒收入 少軒信一對付省城交點樻分局關收入 可即到本局領取?將原名號列左 近有付往外吉信數封無人到取現由外埠付回香港驛務總局如有此人

關左

原名號列左 現有由外付到要信數封貯存驛務總局如有此人可?到本局領取將

你嘛

門城港

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880. 167

瞵務署內信資規條開列

每面重半個安士

每張新聞紙重

每本書或貨辦重

排三錢六分

每?保信 四個安士即二

兩八錢八分

兩個安士郎一兩

四錢四分

二仙

十仙

二仙

11:

-

五仙

十仙

11

·

Grand

不得?保 五仙

寄法國火船經過

施那二十三個寄】十個

制等大船十二

二仙

二十五伸

三十伯

---

二街

十仙

五仙

以上所研之排名多華商郵寄書面之此外另有肌如欲知情形可到本

失其以保信可追討賠

情可到本驛務署領以凡開必與不須 文

人形凡飲見本司者無不

七十九號買取件有信秒放便以得應用科有船集團行

168

No. 39.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

   His Excellency the Governor is pleased to order, under Section XII of The Post Office Ordinauer, 1876, that the Late Fee charged on Correspondence posted after certain hours for Europe, Americ the Australian Colonies, Shanghai, &c., shall be 10 cents instead of 18 as hitherto.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 40.

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, 1879, is published for general information.

By Command,

W. H. MARSII,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1880.

List of Masters and Mates who have passed their Examinations, during the Year ending 31st December, 1879.

DATE.

No. of CERTIFICATE.

1879.

NAMES.

RANKS.

William Webb Bowen,..

January 2

638

Edward Davey,

4

639

John Ferguson,

""

14

640

Graham Rome,

"

28

641

William Gerrie Craig,

""

29

642

.:)

29

643

>>

31

644

Hans Boysen,

Emil Theodor Bunje, ......................

Walter Candler,..

February 11

645

Heinrich Wilhelm Laucht,

14

646

Propert Adams,

18

647

Peter Heinrich Tank,

18

648

Peter Hinrich Loif,

"7

22

649

Joseph Richard Nichols,

March

5

650

John Scott Wyllie,..........

14

651

Jolin Foster Johnson,

25

652

George Edward Elliott,

"

April

9

653

16

654

Richard McCartney Passmore,

27.

25

655

May

3

656

Edward Stevens,

3

657

Robert Milne,

15

658

George Appleyard,

27

""

""

225

20

659

Thomas Hood Bentley,

28

660

James John Sullivan,

June

4

661

William Edward Clarke,

25

662

John Low,

July 11

663

Margus Cornelius Rugo,

17

664

Clans Andreas Emil Stegemann,

19

17

665

64

24

666

25

667

""

August 6

668

Alphonso T. Friend,

16

669

Frederick James Stach,

"}

21

670

Thomas Jackson Jobbling,

"

September 5 671

Arthur Vere Brown,

9

672

.19

20

673

""

October

1

674

8

675

"1

Nov.

26

676

28

677

27

Dec.

17

678

19

679

"

23

680

17

30

681

}}

Edward Le Mesurier Robinson,

Alexander Hugh Hope Gibson Douglas,

David John Webster,.

Hewitt Kennard Davis,

Belmont Francis Hough, John Francis Murphy, Richard Chenoweth, Henry Hugh Lightwood, Walter George Willis, John Alexander Stabell,

William Flint White,..... John Alexander Drewes, Charles Henry Dodd, William Hall Jackson,

Only Mate. First Mate.

Do.

Master.

Do.

First Mate. Master.

Do.

First Mate. Master.

Do.

Only Mate

First Mate.

Do. Do. Master.

First Mate. Master.

Do.

Do. First Mate.

Master.

First Mate.

Master. Second Mate. Only Mate. Master. First Mato. Master. First Mate. Master.

Second Mate. Master.

First Mate.

Master.

First Mate.

Only Mate.

Master. Do.

Second Mate. Only Mate.

Second Mate.

Master. Do.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 13th February, 1880.

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

No. 41.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880. 169

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following finding of a Marine Court appointed to enquire into the loss of the British Ship Hopewell, having been confirmed by His Excellency the Governor, is published for general information. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

FINDING.

We find that the British Ship Hopewell, Official No. 60,883, was lost in a Typhoon near Cebu,

Philippine Islands, on the 12th December, 1879.

We are of opinion that no blame is to be attached to the Master, Officers, or Crew, for the loss

of the Ship, and the Certificates of the Master and Officers are hereby returned to them. Given under our hands at Hongkong, this 6th day of February, 1880.

C. V. CREAGII,

Acting Police Magistrate. H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

N. J. EDE,

ROBT. MCMURDO,

J. BINNIE,

Un-official Justice of the Peace.

Government Marine Surveyor. Commander of British Ship

"Duke of Abercorn."

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Order by His Excellency the Governor in Council, is published for general

By Command,

Celini Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Whens by The Post Office Ordinance, 1876, it is provided, amongst other things, that the Gov- in Council may, from time to time, by order under his hand determine the Rates of Postage

rol upon all correspondence sent by post from the General Post Office of the Colony, cr firm places outside the Colony, and the Scale of Weight according to which such Rates are to

An Whereas by an Order bearing date the 1st day of April, 1879, the Governor in Council was to direct that the Rates of Postage and Scale of Weight should, unil further notice, be accord- the Table to the said Order annexed:

And whereas it has become necessary to revise the said Table and to substitute a new Table in

Nom therefore, His Excellency JouN POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., in Council, by virtue of the that behalf by the said Ordinance or otherwise in him vested, is pleased to order that the anexed to the said Order of the 1st day of April, 1879, be altered from the 1st day of

tiruting the Rates of Postage and Seale of Weight in the Table hereunto annexed Table of the said Order of 1st April, 1879, and to further order that from the time of tituted Cable coming into effect, it shall remain in force till further notice.

Approved,

J. POPE HENNESSY.

I. E. WonHOUSE,

Clerk of Councils.

Governor.

No. 41.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880. 169

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following finding of a Marine Court appointed to enquire into the loss of the British Ship Hopewell, having been confirmed by His Excellency the Governor, is published for general information. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

FINDING.

We find that the British Ship Hopewell, Official No. 60,883, was lost in a Typhoon near Cebu,

Philippine Islands, on the 12th December, 1879.

We are of opinion that no blame is to be attached to the Master, Officers, or Crew, for the loss

of the Ship, and the Certificates of the Master and Officers are hereby returned to them. Given under our hands at Hongkong, this 6th day of February, 1880.

C. V. CREAGII,

Acting Police Magistrate. H. G. THOMSETT, R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

N. J. EDE,

ROBT. MCMURDO,

J. BINNIE,

Un-official Justice of the Peace.

Government Marine Surveyor. Commander of British Ship

"Duke of Abercorn."

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Order by His Excellency the Governor in Council, is published for general

By Command,

Celini Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Whens by The Post Office Ordinance, 1876, it is provided, amongst other things, that the Gov- in Council may, from time to time, by order under his hand determine the Rates of Postage

rol upon all correspondence sent by post from the General Post Office of the Colony, cr firm places outside the Colony, and the Scale of Weight according to which such Rates are to

An Whereas by an Order bearing date the 1st day of April, 1879, the Governor in Council was to direct that the Rates of Postage and Scale of Weight should, unil further notice, be accord- the Table to the said Order annexed:

And whereas it has become necessary to revise the said Table and to substitute a new Table in

Nom therefore, His Excellency JouN POPE HENNESSY, C.M.G., in Council, by virtue of the that behalf by the said Ordinance or otherwise in him vested, is pleased to order that the anexed to the said Order of the 1st day of April, 1879, be altered from the 1st day of

tiruting the Rates of Postage and Seale of Weight in the Table hereunto annexed Table of the said Order of 1st April, 1879, and to further order that from the time of tituted Cable coming into effect, it shall remain in force till further notice.

Approved,

J. POPE HENNESSY.

I. E. WonHOUSE,

Clerk of Councils.

Governor.

170

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1879.

RATES OF POSTAGE

AT THE BRITISH POST OFFICES IN HONGKONG AND CHINA.

COUNTRIES

I. TO COUNTRIES OF THE POSTAL UNION.

General Rates of Postage to the Countries

of the Postal Union ? by any route,...f

Aden.

Africa, West Coast.

Algeria.

Angola.

Annobon.

Argentine Republic.

Austria.

Azores Islands.

Bagdad.

Balearic Islands.

Barbary.

* Bassora.

Batavia.

Belgium. Bermuda.

Borneo.

Brazil.

British Columbia.

British Guiana.

Buenos Ayres.

Bulgaria.

* Bunder Abas.

* Bushire.

* Cabul.

Canada.

Canary Islands.

Cape Verde Islands.

Cayenne.

LETTERS, PER 102

POST CARDS, BOOKS, PATTERNS AND

EACH.

COMMERCIAL PAPERS, PER 2 OZ.

NEWSPAPERS AND PRICES CURRENT, EACH.

REGISTRATIOR.

10 cents.

3 cents.

2 cents.

2 cents.

10 cents.

? THE COUNTRIES OF THE POSTAL UNION ARE AS FOLLOWS :-

Ceylon.

Chandernagore.

Denmark and Colonies.

Dutch Guiana.

Egypt.

Falkland Islands.

Faroe Islands.

Fernando Po. Finland.

France and Colonies.

French Guiana.

Gaboon.

Gambia.

Germany.

Gibraltar.

Goa.

Gold Coast. Greece. Greenlaud,

* Gwadur. Holland.

Honduras.

Hongkong and Agencies.

Hungary.

Iceland.

India.

Italy.

Japan, (Local rates).

Karikal.

* Kashmir.

Labuan.

Lagos. *Ladak.

Liberia.

***

Linga.

Low Islands.

Luxemburg.

Madagascar.

Mah?.

Madeira.

Malta.

Manila, (Local Rates).

* Mandalay.

Marian Islands.

Marquesas Islands.

Mauritius.

Mayotte.

Mexico.

Mozambique.

*Muscat.

Netherlands and Colonies.

Netherlands India.

New Brunswick.

New Caledonia. Newfoundland. Norway.

Nova Scotia.

Persia.

Peru.

Philippine Islands, (Loca!). Pondich?ry.

Portugal and Colonies.

Prince Edward's I.

R?union.

Roumania.

Russia.

Saigon, (Local rates). Salvador. Senegal.

Senegambia.

Servia.

Seychelles.

Sierra Leone.

Spain and Colonies.

St. Pierre et Miquelon.

Straits Settlements.

Surinam.

Sweden.

Switzerland.

Tahiti. Tangiers.

J

Tetuan.

Timor.

Tripoli.

Tunis. Turkey. United Kingdom.

United States.

Vancouver's I.

Venezuela.

WEST INDIES, viz.;--

Antigua.

Buon Ayre. Cuba,

Curacoa.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

171

His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to make the following Revised Regulations for the r of letters to or from Privates or Non-commissioned Officers in Her Majesty's Forces

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y called Soldiers' and Sailors' letters) under Section XII of The Post Office Ordinance, 1876.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1880.

REGULATIONS AS TO

SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' LETTERS.

W. H. MARSH.

Colonial Secretary.

Privates in H. M. Army or Navy, Non-commissioned Officers,* Army School-masters (not Eng or First Class) or School-mistresses may send half-ounce letters to the United Kingdom or via Marseilles at the rate of four cents (twopence) cach, which may be prepaid either der in Hongkong Stamps.

2. The same privileges apply to letters addressed to the Privates and Non-commissioned Om-

Labove.

All such letters prepaid at the former rate of two cents (one penny) will be forwarded to

United Kingdom by private steamer and not by the mail pockets.

Prisne steamers leave Hongkong for London about every ten days, and are from six to

on the voyage.

fers must not exceed half an ounce. No handkerchiefs, jewellery, &c., can be sent,

mis open.

* Soldier or Sailor, his class and description must be stated in full on the letter, the must be signed by the Commanding Officer, with name of regiment, ship, &c., in full. a Suklier or Sailor, his class and description, with name of regiment, ship, &c., most bo

  Sabliers and Sailors have no privileges with regard to books or papers, nor can these be ith Imperial Stamps.

* But not Warrant Officers, viz.:-Assistant Engineer, Gunner, Boutswein, or Carpenter,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FURTHER PAPERS RELATING TO KIDNAPPING, &c. IN HONGKONG.

Tollowing has been laid before the Legislative Council, by order of His Excellency the

By Command,

Bid Sveretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

LAARACES FROM EVIDENCE GIVEN BEFORE THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES COMMISSION, BY THE REGISTRAR GENERAL AS PRINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS, PAGE 1.

(Fourable Onco, CLEMENTI SMITH, Register General and Colonial Treasurer, examined Ist

Ack dorm of the Registrar General's Office in October, 1864.

in the once in the following May,

I was acting then, bat

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

171

His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to make the following Revised Regulations for the r of letters to or from Privates or Non-commissioned Officers in Her Majesty's Forces

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y called Soldiers' and Sailors' letters) under Section XII of The Post Office Ordinance, 1876.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1880.

REGULATIONS AS TO

SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' LETTERS.

W. H. MARSH.

Colonial Secretary.

Privates in H. M. Army or Navy, Non-commissioned Officers,* Army School-masters (not Eng or First Class) or School-mistresses may send half-ounce letters to the United Kingdom or via Marseilles at the rate of four cents (twopence) cach, which may be prepaid either der in Hongkong Stamps.

2. The same privileges apply to letters addressed to the Privates and Non-commissioned Om-

Labove.

All such letters prepaid at the former rate of two cents (one penny) will be forwarded to

United Kingdom by private steamer and not by the mail pockets.

Prisne steamers leave Hongkong for London about every ten days, and are from six to

on the voyage.

fers must not exceed half an ounce. No handkerchiefs, jewellery, &c., can be sent,

mis open.

* Soldier or Sailor, his class and description must be stated in full on the letter, the must be signed by the Commanding Officer, with name of regiment, ship, &c., in full. a Suklier or Sailor, his class and description, with name of regiment, ship, &c., most bo

  Sabliers and Sailors have no privileges with regard to books or papers, nor can these be ith Imperial Stamps.

* But not Warrant Officers, viz.:-Assistant Engineer, Gunner, Boutswein, or Carpenter,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

FURTHER PAPERS RELATING TO KIDNAPPING, &c. IN HONGKONG.

Tollowing has been laid before the Legislative Council, by order of His Excellency the

By Command,

Bid Sveretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

LAARACES FROM EVIDENCE GIVEN BEFORE THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES COMMISSION, BY THE REGISTRAR GENERAL AS PRINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS, PAGE 1.

(Fourable Onco, CLEMENTI SMITH, Register General and Colonial Treasurer, examined Ist

Ack dorm of the Registrar General's Office in October, 1864.

in the once in the following May,

I was acting then, bat

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

   We have a system in our office of insisting on the personal attendance of the woman herself when she applies to have her name placed on the list of any brothels, and if the Inspectors have any reasons to suppose that the woman is unduly influenced, she is brought before me, and I make personal enqui ries and decide whether her name shall be put on the list or not. The whole thing is carried on jan outside my office door, one of the Inspectors speaking Chinese, and they have an Interpreter.

   Many of the women, and it is a frequent occurrence, contract a debt with the brothel keepers, and then work it off. Brothel keepers are in that way money lenders.

   I think that eight out of every ten of the women come from Canton, and the rest from Macao and other places. They are either bought or engaged at those places.

   All the inmates in the brothels know that they are free, but the national custom is very strong against their leaving them in debt. I think it is useless to try and deal with the question of the freedom of Chinese prostitutes by law or by any Government regulation. From all the surroundings, the thing is impracticable.

EXTRACTS FROM MINUTES OF EVIDENCE AND DECISIONS OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, AS PRINTED IN 1879, PP. 91-97 OF COMMISSION ON CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE.

15th March, 1870.

Complainant: JOHN PETERSEN.

Defendants: TSING-MUI 41, LO-CHI-KWONG 24, CHAN-A-I 28, Keepers of Brothel No. 122.

   JOHN PETERSEN sworn and examined :-To-day, at 2 P.M., I went to brothel No. 122, Caine Road, and found therein the three women now in Court. From information which I have received, I believe that they were brought by the Defendants from Macao, and sold into that brothel.

I apply for a remand, as there were six girls brought over.

Remanded to Friday, 18th March, 1870.

Bail, two sureties, in $50 each, for each Defendant.

CECIL C. SMITH, Registrar General.

The Defendants in Court.

Mr. SHARP appears for Defendants.

18th March, 1870.

   Lo. Kwai declared:-I am a maid-servant. The 1st Defendant is my foster-mother. She has reared me since I was three or four years of age. I was brought over to Hongkong by the 1st Defend ant from Macao a few days ago. There were six of us in the party, including myself. We took a house on the Praya, where an oid woman invited us to dinner. We, that is to say, my two sisters and my mother, went together. We went to the house where the Inspector found us. I do not know that that was a brothel. After dinner, the 1st Defendant went to her sister, where there was a bridal feast. We remained in the house a day or two. We were locked up in a room, and at meal times our meals were brought in to us. The 3rd Defendant was in that house. She was the woman who invited 1st Defendant to her house. She asked the 1st Defendant to leave us in her house. I saw her the day or two I was in the house. She asked me to follow her, and asked me if I was willing to become a prostitute. I declined, and said I wanted to go away with my mother. I remained in that house until the Inspector came. I did not ask to get away, but I said that I wanted to join my She said my mother is not here, to whom are you going? The two other girls are with me. nothing about money in the case. I was brought to Hongkong to be present at a feast to carry the things. I now want to join my foster-mother.

mother. I heard

By Mr. SHARP:--I always accompany my foster-mother when she goes out.

I first saw the 3rd Defendant in her house. She it was who invited my foster-mother to dinner. With my two sisters, I was passing the 3rd Defendant's house, when she invited us to dinner. That evening we went to the house. We were all together. The 3rd Defendant pressed us to stay. My foster-mother did not come back until I was brought up here. The 2nd Defendant is my brother. He never came to the house. My foster-mother never asked me to be a prostitute. I want to go back with my foster-mother.

By the Court:-I am 18 years of age. My master, now in Court, did not come with us.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880. 173

LO-LIN-KIU, declared, states:-I am 17 years of age. I am a servant. The 1st Defendant is my stress. I came over with her and four others, to Hongkong, from Macao, where we have lived more ten years. I recognize the 3rd Defendant. I was taken to her house. She confined my two sisters myself in a room and pressed us to become prostitutes. She would not let us leave the house. Ierial, and she locked us up. My foster-mother was not present when the 3rd Defendant pressed us home prostitutes. I heard nothing about money between the 1st Defendant and myself. I remained the house until the Inspector came to us. We came over to Hongkong as my inistress, the 1st Plant, brought us over here in connection with a feast.

2

By Mr. Share:--I did not know that the house was a brothel in which I had been taken by my her. I saw two other girls, but I do not know what they are. My foster-mother took us to , being conducted by the 3rd Defendant. That is my master in Court, but I want to go away ham and my foster-mother.

By the Court:--The evening we dined at the brothel, we stayed there. We all stayed there. I am willing to be a prostitute.

1,?tnax-Kwai declared:-I am 18 years of age. I am a servant. The Ist Defendant is my anos, and I was brought up by her. The 3rd Defendant belongs to a brothel. She kidnapped me my sisters. My mistress went to a feast. The 3rd Defendant asked us to become prostitutes. I

She beat me. My two sisters were present. We were shut up in a room. I cried, but she hot let us out. Meals were brought in to us. I did not hear anything about my being sold.

Mr. SHARP:--I want to go away with the 1st Defendant. She treats me well.

Mr. SHARP points out that there is no evidence against the 1st and 2nd Defendants, his clients.

Ho and Pofendant states:--The 1st Defendant pledged the girls in my house, by receiving $30

and gave none.

I rented rooms to thein. I did not confine the girls in the

I got no paper,

1 haken witures who saw the money paid.

1st and 2nd Defendants discharged.

Ad Pendant, three months' imprisonment with hard labour, convicted of the assault.

CECIL C. SMITH, Registrar General,

The Defendant in Court.

28th March, 1870.

Mr HAZELAND appears, and pleads extenuating circumstances. Remaining portion of sentence

1. and floed $25.

25th May, 1870.

int: Inspector JOHN PETERSEN.

mat: Ng-a-Fo, of No. 1, Gutzlaff Street.

CECIL C SMITH,

Registrar General.

26th May, 1870.

The Debut in Court.

I saw it.

Kwai-Kix declared:---I am 21 years of age. About 4 years ago, I was brought to Hong-

was sold to the Defendant by an old woman. The Defendant paid $80 for us. mdi sen, I have been living under the protection of a foreigner. He has left the Colony. audia ago,

have nude no money, as I have not acted as a prostitute, and the Defendant wishes ne alieri, in fact to sell ine to some one going there. Clare was only another woman in the house with us.

I am afraid of this, and want protec- She is here.

174 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

CHIAN-LIN-HO declared:-I am 19 years of age. I have been three years in Hongkong, having been brought here from Foochow. My mother was very poor, and sold me to a man for twenti dollars. He brought me to Hongkong to be, as he said, a servant. He sold me to the Defendar I saw the Defendant give $20 to the "middle-woman" for me, which she was to give to the man who brought me here. I have been living in the Defendant's house since my arrival in Hongkong. I have been living under the protection of the foreigner, who has left here about a month ago. I have not acted as a prostitute since the foreigner left. I have heard the Defendant say that she was

going to sell me and the 1st witness, into California. I don't want to go there, but to return to Foochow where my mother has sent for me.

No questions.

   JOHN PETERSEN sworn:-I am Inspector of Brothels. I served copy of Summons on Defendant at No. 1, Gutzlaff Street. The house is not fitted up as a brothel for foreigners, though it has already been once declared as an unlicensed brothel. I know the Defendant by sight, but that is all. Ther has been at times & number of women residing in the house, and I do not know what has become of them. I believe that they have been sent to California by the Defendant.

No questions.

   LEE-KWAI-KIN recalled:-I have been in the Defendant's house when several women have been brought there, and after being kept there for some time, have been sent away to California. The women are brought to the Defendant, and sold to her. I have never actually seen money pass, but I have been present when conversation between the Defendant and those who brought the women took place, and bargains have been struck for the women. The price was various,-bought here, the women cost from $50 to $150, and when sold in Colifornia, they were to be disposed of from $250 to $350 each. The Defendant has made a great deal of money. She has told me so. Some of the women have told me that they were unwilling to go. They were afraid to make a disturbance. Between 10 and 20 women have passed through the Defendant's hands for California to my knowledge.

No questions.

She has taken some

to?me.

   The Defendant states:-The witness owes me money as rent for the room. ornaments (personal), which belong to me. I deny that I have bought anybody, or sent anyone to California.

   Ordered to find security, (two sureties of $250 each) for her appearance in any Court for any purpose and at any time within twelve months.

CECIL. C. SMITH, Registrar General.

I-

R. G. O. Case No. 116.

30th September, 1870.

Complainant: JOHN PETERSEN, Inspector of Brothels.

Defendant: WONG-A-TSO1, 23, of Canton, Kecper of No. 186 Brothel.

FRIDAY, 30th September, 1870.

   Inspector JOHN PETERSEN, Sworn, states:-Last night, about 7 P.M., I visited the Defendant' brothel, which is in Lyndhurst Terrace. I inspected the premises, and found therein the two girl now in Court. They are about 18 or 19 years of age. Their names are not on the list of inmates. I had received information on the subject, which induced me to visit the place. The girls said themselves that they had come from Wanchai. The Defendant states that the girls only arrived yesterday from Canton, and that they were brought by a small-footed woman.

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THE HO UNG GOVEHUNMEN I GAZELIM, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880. 175

HA-YING, declared, states:--I am a rattan splitter in Wanchai, and have lived there since last I know the Defendant. I also know the two girls. I went up to Canton on the 24th September I went to the house of the girls' mother, whom I found dead. They said that they wanted to w to Hongkong to get work. I brought them down yesterday by the steamer. I put them to the Defendant's brothel. They willingly went to the brothel. Their mother's house is in Tai- Witness prevaricates]. I do not know the house. The girls caine to me at Pun-Tong, at Sam Shop Kung near Wa-Kwong Temple. They came to me about 5 P.M. on the 23rd September came by themselves, and stayed there until yesterday. I live at Tik-Lung Lane, Wanchai. of the girls' mother I don't recollect. Their names are TAI-Yow and TAI-Ho.

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T...TAI-il. declared, states:--I am 18 years of age. The other girl TAI-Yow is not my sister, ay from the same place. Yesterday I was brought by the last witness to Hongkong from She brought me here to be a prostitute. I was willing to be a prostitute. Since my mother's have been living with the last witness. I have lived with her for three years. I did not see bapo Yos until i wem on board the steamer yesterday. I was sold by the last witness to the mistress I heard them talking about it, and so I know it. The last witness also told me that d. I do not know for what sum. I have never been to Wanchai. I never said that I

nod sa there. I first asked the last witness to bring me to Hongkong.

WANG-PANG-NGAN, declared, states:-I am 18 years of age. I do not know the last witness I saw her for the first time yesterday on board the steamer at Canton. I know the witness Atriton Ho-A-YING]. She is my adopted mother. I have only known her for a few days.

Imanded to 4th October.

witness to be detained.

CECIL C. SMITH, Registrar General.

funt in Court.

4th October, 1870.

P-NGAN re-called:--After we arrived in Hongkong, the old woman (HO-A-YING) took at, and then we were taken to the Defendant's house. I want to be a prostitute. That says:-The witness Ho-A-YING came to me, and asked me if I wanted two girls she had two who had come from Canton. The two last witnesses were brought, and in the house a short time, the Inspector came. I purposed having their names entered in morning. They had only been a very short time in the house, and I have heard that they

Dobrolant fined $5 for keeping an incorrect list of inmates.

- HO-A-YING convicted of giving false testimony, and fined $50, in default three oprisonment.

CECIL C. SMITH, Registrar General.

5th May, 1873.

WILLIAM KING, Inspector of Brothels.

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R. G. O. Case No. 23.

5th May, 1873.

I arrested the six Defendants

kixo, sworn, deposeth :---I am Inspector of Brothels. -I am Inspector of Brothels. ew of No. 71 brothel, Wellington Street. I charge the Defendants with buying and

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I ask for a remand uni

selling Chinese girls for the purposes of prostitution, and also with selling girls to go to California, and also with being dangerous to the peace and good order of the Colony. Wednesday, in order to produce my evidence.

Remanded until Wednesday, the 7th May.

M. S. TONNOCITY. Acting Registrar General.

All the Defendants in Court.

7th May, 1873.

1

WILLIAM KING, examination continued:--I found all the Defendants on the first floor of this house. I found six girls in the house and three children. The floor was very crowded and sepe 'fitted up like a barracoon. There were no gratings to the windows. Four of the girls were in a room by themselves at the back of the house. They were all huddled up together and seemed frightened. The Defendants were in the front part of the house. The girls at the back of the house could not This house has been have got out without passing through the room in which the Defendants were. known to me for a long time as one where young girls were kept to be shipped off to California, About eighteen months ago I saw the 1st Defendant taking two girls from the Canton Wharf. They were about 14 or 16 years of age. I suspected, from information, that the girls had been brought into the Colony against their will. I followed the 1st Defendant into this very house. I asked her what she was doing with the girls, and she said she was their mother. There were two or three more women in the house. When I arrested the house, there was a girl in it named WONG-A-HI, who was formerly inmate of No. 90 foreign brothel in D'Aguilar Street. I know that this girl WONG-HI belongs to thi? 1st Defendant, who bought her. The 1st, 2nd and 4th Defendants seemed to have charge of the house.

No questions.

   LO-MING, declared, deposeth:--I am a jeweller and watch-repairer residing at No. 70, Wellington Street. I have resided there about three or four years. I know the 1st Defendant. She lives opposite to me at No. 71, Wellington Street. She has lived there some years, on the first floor. I bave cou- sequently seen a number of girls gcing into and out of the house. They seemed to arrive by steamer. soine in chairs and some walking. I know that the Defendant, from what I have seen of her and the girls whom I have seen going out of the house, was a buyer and seller of young girls to go to Macao.

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No questions.

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LAI-TIM, declared, deposcth:--I am carpenter living at 71, Wellington Street.

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 I have always seen a number of young girls being taken in and out of the house. The ages of the girls ranged from 10 to 20 years. There was always a great deal of crying and groaning amongst the giris upstairs. I have not heard any beating, but the girls were constantly crying. The crying was annoying to me and the other people in the shop. The people living in the neighbourhood have, together with myself, suspected that the girls were bought and sold to go to California.

   CHAU-CHIN-HO, declared, deposeth:--I am an inmate of No. 60 foreign brothel. I know the 3r! Defendant. She was in the habit last year of taking young girls round about the Colony for sale They were of various ages, from 10 years to over 20. I knew the Defendant wanted to sell the girls, as she asked me if I knew any woman who wants to buy them. She comes from Canton.

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   WONG-HING, declared, deposeth:-I am an unmarried girl of 15 years. I am known here a WONG-KAM. My father and mother lived at Wong-Po, in Heung-shan. At cleven years of age. was taken to Canton by my sister's husband. She sold me as a servant to the LAM family. My master was owner of the "Tin-Kat" joss-stick seller's shop. I was there about three or four years.

my

When

mistress told me that she was going to take me to my sister at Whampoa, the 2nd Defendant was there at the time. She is a relation of my mistress. My mistress and TAI-KU took me into a flower boat. The next morning, I was taken to the Shameen and brought down to Hongkong. I was taken to the same house in which I was found by the Inspector on Monday. This was in the tenth month last year. I saw the 1st Defendant in the house. There was one girl there. My mistress stopped in the house about three days. My mistress sold me to 1st and 2nd Defendants for $120. The 2nd Defendant is daughter to 1st Defendant. I was put to work sometimes to make clothes. The 4th Defendant came to the house from the country at the beginning of this year.

                                    She brought two little girls with her. She assisted the 1st Defendant in keeping the door. I was never allowed to g**

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177

If ever been out of the house since I came to Hongkong, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Defendants gether. One or two of them always stopped in the house. Last year TAI-KU and

?Xo; se : 11 now that. I should have to go to San Francisco. This year I was again told that I was

ss Francisco. I said I did not want to go. TAI-KU then beat me.

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my

hus-

Y declared, deposeth:-I am nineteen years of age. I am a native of Wong-ch?n, in ret. I am married to a man at Tamshui. He is a servant in a shop. I have been # tour years, In consequence of a quarrel, between myself and another wife of

te to 5th Defendant, SZ-SHAM, for eighty-one dollars.

                     She took me to saght me to Hongkong by steamer.

Several men have been up to the house to see me.

I don't know if they looked at any of the other girls.

me.

That was only a few days ago. A-NEUNG's house. I have been They were going to buy me All the Defendants live in

Wg. Kivi re-called:--I produce a letter which I found in Defendant's house.

Bate and translation marked A.]

dvd

Defence.

dan:—I am a widow. I am supported by my son-in-law, who is now in California.

house. The girls are visitors at my house.

int:--I am a married woman. My husband is in California. The girls are not mine. it of sending girls to California. My husband is employed on the California steamer. tl cane from Canton to ask 1st Defendant for some money. I never buy and

-I know nothing about the girls being sent to San Francisco. I am supported

tor:-1 know nothing of the girls being bought or sold.

I went to the house to get some money which A-N?UNG owes me.

Sentence.

Bel. 4th and 5th Defendants to find two securities, householders, in $500 each, to appour

in the next six months to answer any charge in any Court in the Colony. Dndant discharged.

A.

M. S. ToxsoPHY, Acting Registrar Gen?vel.

IN-LAW,

el the contents of the letter you sent to me yesterday. As I have lost money on the I wish you to ask the purchaser to give a little higher price for them. You should I have no leisure time to come to Hongkong. Sell them when you receive rite to me a letter whenever they are disposed of. This is most important! This is

With compliments.

me.

I am.

Truly yours.

AVAT.

he stiloment of the trasmetion, take back one eve-tossel and one shirting trouser. he whenever you have friend to come to Canton.

30th day of the 3rd menin.

je toldressed to aud to be received and oponed by Wexe-Lam, first floor of the "Hang- trane nigker shop, opposite the "Long-Yip" pawnbrckoo's shop.

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178 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

17th November, 1874.

R. G. O. Case No. 53.

Complainant: W. F. WHITEHEAD, Inspector of Brothels. Defendant: Su-A-KIU, 42, Native of Canton.

17th November, 1874.

   CHAN-A-KWAI, declared, states:-My grand-daughter, A-Ho, 22 years of age, was sick and she bor- rowed some money. In order to repay the money she purposed being a prostitute and so earning money. The Defendant, with whom I was acquainted, was in the Colony. With the Defendant's uncle, I and A-Ho went to the Defendant's house in Tai-ping Shan Street. The Defendant said she knew a brothel in Singapore, kept by a friend, where A-Ho could go and get business. A-Ho promised to serve the Defendant for eight months, and was to receive $52. She was to serve the Defendant as a prostitute in the Singapore brothel. The Defendant promised to pay the money as the steamer was going. The Defendant paid the money, and A-Ho handed it to me. A-Ho left on 26th of the 8th moon of this year for Singapore. I saw her on board with the Defendant. On the evening of the 4th day of the 10th moon I received the [produced 4] letter from A-Ho, which is to the effect that she had been sold for $250 to another party. On the 26th or 27th of the 9th month I had received a letter [produced B] from A-Ho asking for clothes. It was brought me by the Defendant. On receiving the other letter (A), I went to the Defendant and asked her why she had sold my grand-daughter for $250 for two years? The Defendant promised to take me to Singapore to see my grand-daughter. I asked her to find security that she would produce my grand-daughter, if I went to Singapore. Yesterday morning the man who lives with the Defendant came to my house and said he would accuse me of extortion. He told me that he lived by selling women into brothels of Singapore. I came and reported the case at this Office.

   The Defendant states:-I took A-Ho to Singapore. I took her to the "Sai-Shing-Tong" brothel in Macao Street. She is still in that brothel.

Ordered to find security in the sum of $100 to appear to answer any charge within the next three months.

The Complainant, CHAN-A-KWAI, also ordered to find similar security in the sum of $70.

REPORT BY MR. C. C. SMITH, 2ND NOVEMBER, 1866.

BROTHER ORDINANCE.

CECIL C. SMITH, Registrar General.

*

*

*

*

There is another matter connected with the brothels licensed and unlicensed, in Hongkong, which almost daily assumes a graver aspect. I refer to what is no less than the trafficking in human flesh between the brothel keepers and the vagabonds of the Colony. Women are bought and sold in nearly every brothel in the place. They are induced by specious pretexts to come to Hongkong, and then after they are admitted into the brothels such a system of espionage is kept over them, and so frightened do they get, as to prevent any application to the Police. They have no relatives, no friends to assist. them, and their life is such that, unless goaded into unusual excitement by a long course of ill-treatment, they sink down under the style of life they are forced to adopt, and subunit patiently to their masters. But cases have occurred where they have run away and placed themselves in the hands of the Police, who, however, can do nothing towards punishing the offenders for the lack of evidence, the women being afraid to tell their tale in open Court. Women have, it is true, willingly allowed themselves to be sold for some temporary gain, but that brothel keepers shall be allowed to enter into such transactions is of serious moment. I have myself tried to fix such a case on more than one brothel keeper, but failed to do so, though there was no doubt of the transaction as I held the Bill of Sale. The only mode of action I had under the circumstances was to cancel the licence of the house.

In the interest of humanity, too, it might be enacted that any brothel keeper should be liable to a fine for having on his or her premises any child under fifteen of

years age.

*NOTE by Colonial Secretary:-The very first Ordinance passed in this Colony (by Sir H. POTTINGER) was against Slavery. It was disallowed as superfluous, Slavery being already forbidden, and slave-dealing indictable by law.

Surely the Bill of Sale here would have been sufficient evidence.

W. T. MERCER.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

STONE CUTTERS' ISLAND.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18?? FEBRUARY, 1880.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 17th February, 1880.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Lets. Prz.

Taylor. Wm. Kerr 1

Lotters. Papers.

Alick, Mr.

1

Brown, A. S.

1

Batten, W.

1

Browning, H. E.I

Beesley, Capt. J.2

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papors.

Emery. H. C. 1

Ellridge, Frank 1 Easton, J.

. 4

Hill, Capt. John 1

Law, M.

Quing Yce

1

Hatch, J. T. 1 Hai An

:

MacDuer, Mrs.

1

Reimann, P. P.

1

Edwards, F. I, 1

Hobson, Willium i King liee

Tree, Thos. 1 Thornton,Mrs. L. 1

McFarlane, W. 1

2

Rodrigues, Sabina 1 1 pel.

1

Moreno, C. C.

4

17

Rodrigues, J. P.1

Voen & Co.

1

Clark, J. R.

1 regd.

Ching Vong Hup 1 Cadwallader, W.G. 1 Courtenay, Mrs. 1 Clegg, F. A.

2

Firmin, Miss A. 1 Fuller, Miss G. 1 Faria, T. V. de Fuke, John

1

Green, Mrs. M. E. 1 Graham, Mrs. 1

Mackie, Y.

1

1

Kollings, John i

Venel, F.

2

Imberti, Battista 2 Ingram, John H.1

Miller, David

1

Rowley, Capt. C.1

Michel, Madine. 1

Maury, Monsr. I

Jenkins, John

Meyer, Peter

1

Stone, E.

J. K.

Morris, Mrs.

1

Salgado, Jos?

Smith, W. Farra 3

White, Mrs. F. W. 5 Wor Shang

Walker, Ed. R. 1

Walker, Thos. 1

1 regd.

Johnson, L. W.

1

McLeod, P.

1

Sherwood, O. S. 1

Waters, C. A. 1

Consiglio, G.

1 regd.

Grenfell, C. P. 1

McCurdy, Jas. C.

Stout, Dr.

1

Wright, C.

Ι

Grey, Capt. H. 1

Kunepp, Louis 1

Spence, D. W.

1

Ward, Mrs.

1

Dahlgren, E. F. 1

Godlee, Francis 2

1

Kwok Seng

1

Ng Ahon

1

Saunders, T.

1

Wyllie, Alex. K. 1

Schweinsberg, G. 1 card.

Dawe, Wm.

1

Douglas, G.

21

Houndson, Jno 1

Drews, William 1

Lilley, Capt.

Hardcastle, E. L.2

Lie Tay Ho

1 regd.

Page, John E. 2 Pertholder, Monsr. Peet & Co., J. 1

Smith, G.

1

i

Smith, George 1

Donnelly, E. M. 1

Steuart, Geo.

1

Hernandes, A. 1

Laut, G. WV.

Davenport, A. 1

Henderson, John

2

Lilly, Miss 1

2

Duncan, M A. 1

Heslan, Mrs. D. E.

1

Lupeak, Joseph I

Pritchard, lugh Patterson, C. H. 1 Poggi, G.

Silvestri, Emilio 2

Silberman, M. J. 1

1

Samuel, Joshua 1 regd.

Xavier, F. S. 1

10

Young, Henry 1 Yew Hing Cheong 1 regd. You Ching, D. i

You Cheong

For Men of War.

Iron Duke,.........4 Letters.

Sheldrake,.

..3 Letters.

Tyne,

.2 Letters.

Victor Emanuel,......1 Letter.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Anne

Colwyn

Aikshant

Anna Sophia

1

Chob Sable

1

Corea

2

Eme Emulation 1 Ebenezer

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pprs

Jeddah, s.s. Janc Gibson

Nettie Merryman 2

Sir Lancelot

8

3

1

N. Boynton

1 regd.

Star of China

3

3

2

Jona

1 regd.

Norman

1 regd.

Staffordshire

Auguste Reimers 2

Afghan, s.s.

Chopsai

Norman Court 1

Stonewall Jackson

2

2

Chunwan

I

F. Nightingale 1

Kinross

1

Nautilns

1

Southern Cross 1

America

Chili

Frolich

Katie Flickenger 1

S. Stane

1

Allon, s.s.

1

Chinaman

1

Fiery Cross

1

Kirk

1

Scindia, s.s.

Anna Sieben 1

Consolation, s.s. 2

Pegasas, s.s.

Star

Amy Turner

Golwan

Dora Ann

G. F. Fruland 1

Lily

1

Pendragon

1

Prosperity

2

Davina

1

Benjamin Ayman 1

B. van Middelburg 1

Belloner

Ballochmyll

Belted Will

Glamorganshire 4

Lena Borbon Lota

Peru

2

Tung Ting, 3.s. I

Three Brothers 1

Drumclog Dinapore

1

1

Henry A. Paul Hydra

Lancashire Witch 15 4

Pampero

1

1

Titan

Palestine

4

Primus

1

1

Edith

2 1 regd. Hecla

2

Monte Rosa

Patterdale, s.s. 1

Undaunted

Edward Barrow 2

Mad Cap

2

1

Palmerston

Ella Beatrice 1

Candace

Earl of Zetland 1

Italia, s.s. Iris

1

Medora

1

Morning Star

Vanguard

Choloc

1

Electra

1

Mary J. Leslie

Clan Alpine, s.s. 11

3

Endymion

1

Jules Dufanre 1

Meath, s.s.

2

Stant Sunbeam

3

Woolbara

1

1

British Messenger.

Biblioteca del Pianista.

British Medical Journal.

Continent.

Christian.

China Express. Cambrian.

Decura?aosche Courrant. Deutsch Rundschan.

De Aarde.

Epoca.

English Independent.

Family Herald. Fliegende Blatter.

Geornale per Tatti. Glasgow Herald. Gazzetta del Popolo.

Books, &c., without Covers.

Hamburgisher Corres-

pondent.

Hobce.

Illustrated London News. India Portugueza.

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Langelands Avis. Lennox Herald.

Middelfort Avis. Journal des Consulats. Mail. Journal de St. Petersburg. Moniteur. Jersey Weekly Press. Music.

National Zeitung.

Saturday Review, &c.

Provincia di Brescia. Plans (frau C. Hock-

mann, Berlin). Punch.

Pooley's Catalogue. Proccedings of U. S. Na-

val Institutes.

Times.

Unterhaltungs. Blatt.

Weekly Bulletin. Weekly Irish Times. Warehouseman and Dra- per's Trade Journal.

Ka

Detained for Postage.

Annibal, Ramos, Clili, Yambul, (20 cents to pay),........

...................................................1 Letter.

Dead Letters.

Adolph, F., Hoplogiermaker, Amsterdam,. Alexander, J., Amoy...

.(s.) 1

Arungunes, E., Capitan del Zamboanga, Melbourne, Barritt, P., St. Brelade's Bay, Jersey,

Miller, J. I., Post Office, Aden,

Manager, Fitzgerald Hotel, Neilgherry Hills, Madras, Mikali, M., Singapore Hotel, Singapore,

.(s.) 1

Barwick, T., Gladstone Road, Seacombe, Birkenhead,

Neilsen, A., Charles St., Clasgow..

(4)

Beasley, G., Vincent Street, Westminster, London,...

Parslow, Miss, 48, Betts Street, East, Londou,.

.(s.) 1 .(S.)

1

Bjogerlal, Dayaljec, Amratella Gate, Calcutta,.

.(Registered), 1

Butler, J. S., Cuddapah, Madras, .

Showman, Captain, British Ship Fiery Cross, Hongkong,.. Silberman, J., Prince of Wales Hotel, Shanghai,..

1

1

Chapman, Dr., care of Medical Society of New York,,

Sommerville, P., Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.......

1

Coe, II., Ship Parcora, New Zealand Shpg. Co., London, (Registered), 1 Cordua, Herr, Rostock, Germany,

Stehr, Captain, Schr. Christian, Foochow,.

Standish, G., Barque Amy Turner, Singapore,..

1

Coulson, Schooner Onward, Foochow,

Drishaus & Co., Amoy,

Sutton, W., Post Office, Hongkong.....

Stonnish, G. F., Barque Amy Turner, Singapore,

Fenner, A. J., Ship Routenbeck, Port Chaliners,

Fernandes, D. A., Hongkong,

Garrett, Captain, Barque Birchvale, Falmouth.....

Tanse, Miss, Shelley Street. Hongkong,.

Sykes, Mrs. J., 380, Granite Street, Manchester, U.S.A., Tai Yeun, Compradore, Central Market...

..(Refused),

.(s.) 1

Geary, F., Patent Fuel Co., Cardiff,

(s.) 1

Green, Mrs., 386, Perry Street, Buffalo, New York,

Thistedt, T.. 371, A. Szechnen Road, Shanghai,

Tau Hood Ching, Court of Requests, Singapore,

1

Halstead, Miss R., No. 4. Horkins Street, Leeds,..

1

Hee Hong, 44, Stanley Street, Hongkong....

1

Kelley, Wm., 9, Denmark Street, London,

..(s.) 1

Kofoed, Captain P. J., Siam Barque Kim Yong Tye, Hongkong, Lourtie, Miss, care of Mr. Alexander, 24, Old Cavendish St., London, 2

Thompson, J. J., Ship Senator, Calcutta, Thorn and Darwin, Royal Illusionists, Tientsin, Townsend, R. M., 1,500, Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Traumusich, Giovanni, Hongkong,

·(8.) 1

.(s.)

Voisey, Mrs. E., Greenfield Station, Otago, N. Z., Wills, Mrs., 58, Die Street, Poplar, London,

.(s.) 1

(s.) Posted at Shanghai.

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

opened and returned to the writers.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 17th February, 1880.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880. 181

CHINESE

5th DRAWING.

IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT LOAN, 1877.

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in conformity with the stipulation contained in the Bonds of this Loan, the wing numbers of Bonds to be paid off at par, on the 29th of February next, when the Interest thereon will were this day Drawn at the Offices of the HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION, 31 Lombard st, EC.. in the presence of Mr. GEORGE HENRY BURNETT, Accountant of the said Corporation, and of the under- * grzand Notary.

NUMBERS OF BONDS DRAWN.

2.140 Bonds Nos:

1800

5639

2701 3595 4488 5387 6284 7179 8076 8974 1810 2712 3603 4504 5404 6297 1-21 2729 3613 4511 5406 6306 1-17* 2732 3634 4526 5424 6319 2758 3052 4547 5440 6330 2766 3655 4562 5451 6347 2776 3670 4574 5472 6357 1500 2704 3623 4585 5487 6379 1906 2509 3701 4601

        5497 2819 3715 4618 5514 6399 190 2539 3731 4632 5529 6415 7309 19:33 2855 3752 4636 5542 6434 7324 2870 3757 4659 5553 6451 7347 2974 3773 4667 5571 6461 7361 2893 9787 4600 5584 ·6470 2003 3303 4695 2924 3820 4716 2038 3834 4719 5628 2042

9860 10753

11662

12551

7183 8085 8984 7205 8100

9872

10768

11668

12564

13450 13465 14358

14337 15244

15234

9001

9896

10791

11678

12579

13471

14365

15262

7222 8119

9013

9903

10800

11698

12599

13-491 14381

15284

7232 · 8132

9029

9926

10815

11708

12611

13499

14895

15295

7247 8148

9041

9938

10834

11720

12625

13516

14411 15312

7258 8152

9047

9954 10847

11733

12034

13528

14426 15823

7268

8166

9059

9955

10861

11751

12048

13546

14486 15384

6393 7284

8182

9083

9980

10868

11761

12657

13556

14458

15346

7207 8193

9089

9996

10885

11777

12684

13568

14463

15860

8207 9110

10009

10899

11792

12693

13583

14486

15385

8220

9118

10012

10914

11803

12707 13598

14490

15388

8245 9129

10036

10926

11828

12724

13616

1-1508

15405

8253 9143

10051

10945

11833

12735

13629

14332 15423

7369

8263

G138 10055

10950

11845

12748

13639

14535

19483

5598 6483

7392

8276 9181

10075

10963

11861

12760

13654

14549

15445

5609 6497

7400

8301

9190

10086

10284

11873

12781

13669 14573

15408

6516

7410 8304

$199

J0107

10997

11890

12792

13681

14580

1548]

56-43 6540

3847 4736 3800 4752 24.39 3567 4766 5660 6558

3892 4782 5075 6573 7474 8-98 4795 5685 6582 7478 8012 4816

5699 C600 7499 J023 4820 5724 6612 7517 8403 9308 8047

4637 5727 6627 7525 5932 4×52

5742 6640 7539

6536

7421

8318

9217

10119

11005 11905

12806

13706

14592

17485

7446

8338

9229

10129

11023

11926 12811

13708

14803 16499

7460 8352

9244 10137

11034

11935

12826

13721

14621

15516

8371

9267 10161

11048

11946 12842 13747

14644

15528

8386

9273

10169

11061

11969

12853 13749

14645

15554

8391

9293

10181

11035

11933

12880 13769 14672

15562

10204

11000 11985

12886

133750 14677

15681

8417 9311

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For the HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION,

W. VENN, Junior.

Notary Pubhe,

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(Signed)

GRO. H. BURNETT, Accountant.

LONDON, 17th December. 1879.

:

182

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. FTME Court will sit in Summary Turisdiction, every Tuesday, until further notice.

THE Court will sit in Original Jurisdiction,

further notice.

By Order of the Court,

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG.

THE Sittings of this Court will be held on every Monday and Thursday, until further

notice.

By Order of the Court,

..

C. D. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG

N

IN BANKRUPTCY.

TOTICE.-LEONG A-YON, of No. 69F, Praya Central, Victoria, Hongkong, Ship's Compradore, having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong, on the 6th day of February, 1880, is hereby required to surrender himself to the Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, the Registrar of the said Court, at the FIRST MEETING of Creditors to be held by the said Registrar, on MONDAY, the Eighth day of March, 1880, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Office of the Registrar of the said Court.

  The said CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignec.

  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 discharge, of which sitting, notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

At the First Mecting of Creditors, the Regis- trar will receive the Proofs of the Debts of the Creditors, and the Creditors who shall have proved their debts respectively, or the majority of the value of the said Creditors are hereby directed to choose at such meeting an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's Estate and Effects, to be called the Creditors' Assignee or Assignees, -

Dated the 18th day of February, 1880.

C. B. PLUNKET, Registrar.

1

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

ORIGINAL JURISDICTION.

Suit No. 8.

Foreign Attachment.

Pinintiff,-HARRY WICKING of Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, clerk in the business of Messrs. LANE, CRAWFORD & Co.

Defendant,--WILLIAM RUSSELL Hodg- KINS, late a clerk in the employ of Messrs. AUGUSTINE HEARD & Co., in the Colony of Hong- kong.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Writ of Foreign Attachment returnable on the 20th day of February, 1880, against all the Pro- perty moveable or immoveable of the above named Defendant within the Colony, has been issued in this Suit pursuant to the Provisions of Section LXXXII of "The Hongkong Code of Civil Pro- cedure."

STEPHENS & HOLMES, Solicitors for the Plaintiff, 2, Club Chambers,

Hongkong.

THE HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.

T

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS.

MIE ELEVENTH ORDINARY ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS in the above Company, will be held at the Office of the Company, No. 7, Queen's Road, at Three o'clock in the afternoon of Monday, the 23rd February instant, to receive a Statement of Accounts to the 31st December, 1879, the Report of the General Managers, and to elect a Consult- ing Committee, and Auditors.

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

Hongkong, 6th February, 1880.

THE HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.

NOTICE.

MIE TRANSFER BOOKS of the Company

will be Closed from the 10th to the 23rd of February instant, both days included.

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

Company, Limited.

Hongkong, 6th February, 1880.

FOR SALE.

THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF CHINA, THE

A Dictionary of Reference,

By

G. H. I. PLAYFAIR.

Price-$6.00 per Copy, bound,

Apply to

MESSES. NORONHA & Co.

"

LANE, CRAWFORD & r. KELLY & WALSH. MCEWEN, FRICKEL & 26.

Hongkong, 27th January, 1880.

THE

FOR SALE.

HE Undersigned having yet a few

copies of the

Revd. W. LOBSCHEID'S Chinese & English Dictionary, beautifully bound up, now offer them at reduced price of $2.50 each.

Half bound,.

.....$2 each.

NORONHA & Co.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1879.

NORONHA & Co.,

PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS & STATIONERS

AND

Printers to the Government of Hongkong,

Nos. 5, 7 & 9, ZETLAND STREET, HONGKONG,

ESTABLISHED, 1844.

Letter-Press Printing. Copper-Plate Printing. Play-bills, Hand-bills, Programmes, Posters, je,, f??.,

nestly printed in coloured ink.

LARGE ASSORTMENTS OF VISITING, BALU,

MENU AND SEAT CARDS.

Frinted and Published by Noronha & Co., Printers to the Hongkong Government.

DIE

?QUI MAL)

MON

FDROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

報 門 轅 港 香

Published by Authority.

?您

輔政使司馬 奉

《 憲 鶯憲報英

VICTORIA, WEDNESDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

日六十月正年長庚 日五十月二年十八百八千一

VOL. XXVI.

簿六十二第

第報 憲

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

仍譯

以出人

文文

之間但

意有

篇 ?未

正能

報由英文譯出

照得本港轅門報

五十四第報憲

己卯年 十月 初四日示

一千八百七十九年十一月

十七日

Stations into Chinese, for the information portion of the Community, of some

haru Notifications are inserted

But it is to be understood that in case of

the sense of the English and Chinese

Art of the English text must be

By Command,

Office.

W. H. MARSIL,

Colonial Secretary.

17th November, 1879.

律政司篆此特諭但

劉抵港於本日接

曉諭事照得柯麥理大

?週知

號 一千 八百 八十年

二月 二十一景

號八?第報

督憲斷將招補精有人歡 理水務機役一外魂舉

此部 職督理曉

二千

事鏡

月八

十百

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

be morified that the Honourable

Let ottix O'MALLEY has arrived in the

assumed his duties as Attorney

a chis dute.

By Command,

v's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

p. 21st February, 1880.

VERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

- accompanied by testimonials ad-

Hi Colonial Secretary will be received

up to Novu of Monday, the 1st of

vacant post of Overseer of Water-

Starveyor General's Department. possessing a fair acquaintance

Chinese will be preferred to those

nt of Chinese.

By Comunand

W. H. HAST,

Calocial Secretary.

18th February, 1880.

184

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT "WAZMILL,

A2ZA TU MIU I TOOU.

,

韓政使司馬

號六十四第報憲

?手欸,

二歎 凡馬匹馬車由大鐘樓區 到

一款 由大鐘樓至下環街市 手邊而行饋路過馬車各分其

督憲六人按照一千八百六十九年第 得鬥馬

路有

撞車

馬章程 特許示於左

左詳

七十八

+

由左手邊往所有馬匹馬車由黃泥涌回西邊者必由

日市則必由海傍道直行至灣仔道第二號差館東邊及大道向掃程埔河西邊到

督憲札口將已

印傳?過知

下批准章程檢

-

凡跑

?

號 二月

一千八百八十

七五

?

打泥

千近官

八跑棚

馬上

狗停是

與第四款打死勿論 一千八百八十年 七歎 禁止養狗主人不得帶狗走近跑馬之?如有狗遊蕩 無頸圈及主人之名按照一千八

月蕩轎

尊乘

二月 十四日

年正

黃泥涌隨後由東返西者務必照你來時道路便是

路路

便必

?行人危險之至凡把此欸者例應賣 黃泥涌?西邊必由左手邊行照依來時道路便是 五歎 在?泥涌墳墓下至看鬥馬官棚上此道不准停轎乘 四歎 各驕夫由大鐘樓往黃泥涌必要從右手邊行至下環街市直往灣仔福斷龍落?泥涌不准由海傍而往各轎夫由 三歎 凡有人騎馬跑馬在當?大街或來往路口驪驟衝突令人閃避不及受傷肢體或有性命之處藏馳驟衝突實廳有 六歎 各轎停放處該橋

『聽值日差役指示

條則

+

十五

五第差

日四

二十四日示

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Police Notification is published

for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong. 24th February, 1880.

POLICE NOTIFICATION.

On the 26th, 27th, and 28th February, 1880,

being the days fixed for the Races at Wong-Nei-

Chung, the following Regulations, under Ord.

No. 10 of 1869, have received the approval of Hs Excellency The Governor.

 I. Between the Clock Tower and the Eastern Market:-----

(a.) All Horses and Vehicles going East- ward are to keep on the LEFT HAND,

or Northern. side of the Road.

(6.) On returning Westward, Horses and Vehicles are to keep on the RIGHT

HAND, or Northern, side of the Road,

passing any Vehicles they may meet

according to the Common Rule of the Road.

II. (a.) All Horses and Vehicles going East-

ward are to turn down to the Praya at

the Eastern Market opposite the Guard

Roon, and continue along the Praya,

Wanchi Road East of No. 2 Station,

and the Road West of Bowrington Canal.

(6.) All Horses and Vehicles returning from the Race Course are to keep the route authorised in the preceding Sub-section.

III. Every person who shall ride or drive in a furious manner, or so as to endanger

the life or limb of any person, or to the

common danger of the passengers in

any public Road, or thoroughfare, is liable to a penalty.

IV. (a.) Bearers of Chairs are to proceed Eastward on the RIGHT HAND (Southern) side of the Road and to continue on through Wanchi and the Morrison Hill Gap.

(b.) Bearers of Chairs returning Westward are to keep on the LEFT HAND, or the Southern, side of the Road, and are to pass over the same Roads as in going.

V. No Chairs will be allowed to remain in the Road, between the boundaries of the Cemeteries and the Grand Stand.

VI. Chairs to be arranged as directed by the

Police Constables on Duty.

VII. Owners of Dogs are recommended not to allow their Dogs to go near the Race

Course, as any Dog found straying

without a Collar with the name and

address thereon of his Owner is liable

to be destroyed (Ord. 14 of 1845, para. IV.).

W. M. DEANE.

Captain Superintendent of Police.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th February, 1880.

No. 47.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following is published for general information.

By Command,

Felonid Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

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詞朗誦香港總督漢

CHINESE DEPUTATION TO THE GOVERNOR.

Oh Gimary the 19th, His Excellency Gov-

Buy received a deputation of Chinese

ts at Government House.

t

The follow-

Tang, of the I-ch'?ung-ching firm, of Australian vessels; Li ?-ts'?ung, hmmiin firm; Hii Ming-kwong, resid- Tam-cheung-tai hong; Tsui Hin-

the M?n-tein Opium firm; Fung of the Fuk-inng firm; II Man-chi, Nam-p?k-hong firm; Kwok I?- the Ut-wo Opium firm; Li Sze-ch'i?,

Tsun-chr?ng-tai Cotton goods firm; ping of the Kwong Mau-tai Nam-

fira: Wong Yat-ping. of the Kwong-

og firm: Ch?n King-sing, of the

mpany: Ng?n Tsung-in, of the

pany: Ch?nk Wai-yuk, of the

fing: Ling Tin-ts'oi, of the

Long In-tring, of the K?-lung-tai

Wong Chihi-yung, of the M?n-

me: Wong T, Editor of the Ting Herald: Fung Pro-hi(Ming- of the Chartered Mercantile Tsze-ving, Comprador of Messrs.

k & Co.; Luk Kwai-i?, of the

Phone goods firm; Kwok Tsung (Kwok

b. of the Fit-hing firm; Tse Po-tai,

Pipe Nam-pak-hong firm; Ng K'ai- the Fuk-lung firm; Chan Chi?- the Loi-?n fire; Wong Kwan-t'ong, For Nam-pik-bong firm.

Mr Lum. Mixa-SIAN said this deputation of ondents come before His Excellency

lows on behalf of the community. Evo-Foney would allow him he would first hiess in Chinese and afterwards

JR. EITEL to read the translation.

He

be address as follows, of which the

was afterwards read by Dr. EITEL,

Secretary to the Governor:--

of thanks to His Excellency Jous Pe Hexxussy. C.M.G., Governor and dr-in-Chief of Hongkong.

since His Excellency Governor HEN- office on his arrival here he has

Protoctor of our whole community of to the favent hope that happiness

will ever fill his mind and trap-

Bil teatronud liim, we, the whole munity of Hongkong, are moved pakable. For we bear in mind

Site His Excellency the Governor upon his appointnice, he reusel on #ilunee granted to us on public business,

行?筠堂

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t

the rules of etiquette, spoke to us with kindly feeling, and received us with ready alacrity. We respectfully opine that the object His Excel-

lency's mind dwelt upon was to ascertain by such condescension the feelings of the people

and to probe resolutely the secret desires of his

subjects, in order that he might be able to im-

prove the mutual relations of fellowship and concord between the ruling and the ruled classes.

"This explains even more fully the disinte-

rested desire of His Excellency to be open to all

representations, whilst embodying the principles

of generous goodness, and one cannot fail to observe that lie was but developing and revealing

his innate condescension and gentleness which

prompted him almost to keep out of mind his

inborn dignity and nobility. Whilst beholding

this sight, we were very deeply impressed with

it. It seems to us that His Excellency's admi-

nistration of the Government prizes above all

things justice and fairness, to the exclusion of

all distinctions of nationality, and that the depth

of his benevolence and the extent of his bounty

is greater than words can express. We may be permitted, however, on this occasion to bring

forward one or two points with reference to late

events and thereby commemorate His Excel- lency's abundant goodness.

"The Chinese population of the Colony now numbers more than one hundred thousand peo- ple, and far more than one half of the revenue of the Government comes from Chinese residents. Hitherto we never yet heard of such a thing as

giving the Chinese residents some representative

among the members of the Legislative Council. But now His Excellency the Governor, prompted by his love for the people, pursued a course of strict fair-play, and specially appointed Mr. NG CHOY to a seat on the Legislative Council, a step which had never before been taken since the first opening of this Colony, and the news of which fills everybody near and far with gratitude and joy. The object of our present deputation is to express our respectful thanks for this appoint-

ment.

   Again, some years ago, a terrible typhoon swept over this Colony, when multitudes of people were drowned in the sea, so that, up to the present day, more than a hundred skeletons are being washed on shore and laid bare on the. beach at Stonecutters' Island and in the vicinity.

When we accordingly petitioned for permission to engage labourers to collect these human re- mains and in time to give them a peaceful inter- ment, His Excellency the Governor, as soon as he heard of it, spontaneously undertook to defray from his own private purse the expenses of burial. To inter such skeletons, to bury such human remains, was of old an object of benevolent Gov- ernments, and even now such kindness, extended to bleached bones, is self-apparent to the living. ner in which His Excellency holds the scales of Government without distinction of Chinese or Foreigners, and the manner in which the in- fluence of his goodness is extended in oblivion of

"The foregoing two points illustrate the man-

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在蓋欲

勤求民師傑上下益相親的 佩珠榮竊維 制軍之?政也一秉公平無區畛域深仁厚澤莫可名言?姑舉近事一二端言之以誌 盛德本港華民約十餘萬?國課所入出華 於此見 制軍之虛懷按物厚德持斯知佔著其融和幾若自忘其尊我愛之餘

哉然我等?望 制軍推廣此心以措之於政事施之於閭閻則上下之交自通官民之情日浹將見一轉移間風俗人心咸臻上理矣他若樂育人才振 悅我等此來謹以鳴謝?前數年本港曾遭風災溺死海面者甚?至今尚有枯骸百餘具暴露於仰船洲附近海濱我等稟請僱人檢拾以期歸土?安 制軍間之慨然自捐廉俸?葬費崦骼埋古之仁政澤及枯骨生者可知是則 制軍鈞衡所及無分於中外德澤所加罔間乎死生疇不仰其至公 人者逾半而議例局員向未聞華人得預其列今 制軍以愛民之心行軌中之道特立伍???議例局員?開港以來未有之創舉遐邈聞之無不感

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187

興文教則英文與漢文

請改博物院之規以增見識則西人與華人無分凡此非片之所能盡也鹽 輝軍務於有祥華民者之龍區神粉

2? !

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

kirne hofte between the living and the dead.

  the town that does not admire such of justion?

*

are respectfully to express a hope y the Governor will continue

polley both by embodying it in of the Government and by ex ternal affairs of the people, as est and lowest classes will be ld relations and both the ralei will daily learn to understand The future will then show,

time, that public morality and, also be brought thereby into ny with the highest principles. scelleney, taking pleasure in the talent and in the promotion of has regards English and Chinese

tion, requested that an alteration. the City Hall Museum be made, inesleute "broader views, and laid iple that no distinction should be aves of the West or natives of subjects which cannot be fully

fa words. His Excellency's aim to everything that may be

it for the Chinese people.

ver, yet one prayer to address The trade of the Colony has lly increasing in prosperity merchants are flocking parters. But in the ab- ral meeting-place, operations on a the difficult to develop. We vanxious to petition for the grant ww land, to enable us to erect a

hinese Chamber of Commerce, apdete exhibition of all English of commerce might be placed xamination and verification. sure both Chinese and English 14 derive equal benefit. But it rquisite at the outset to provide a even a sum of forty thousand or and dollars would not suffice. If it to hope for a grant from Her Ma- in aid of the expenses to be would really be no limit to the by His Excellency. What we is Bat mutual good understanding hese and the English people, and abs within and without the will result, on the one hand, the representatives of the Gov- the other tranquility and peace themelves. Whatever pleasure resish ats of this Colony enjoy Excellency the Governor, to is List respectfully presented.

?

your 1880, the 19th day of

Prunty. In the 6th year of

Hich day of the first moch.

ASK MERCANTILE COMMUNITY OF

HONGRORG."

光大

君納祝福於上民發康安於下凡中之感沽樂到皆出自 網軍之所賜也謹? 個軍頌

+

I

B號

HOOSEZERG

儲其中以資考證此則中外商人同受厥徒然此舉籌

鉅非四五萬金?克成功得 大英國家以經費期湘惠更無窮矣我懂求中西

和?

等更有請者近來港中貿易日形繁旺各處商賈咸萃於斯苟無會集之區則鴻圖終難大展意欲?求給地一區偉建造華商會凡中?各種貨濠?

188

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

買千

禧之際頌本部堂因立伍君??定例局紳但未立他以前本部

郭松先生是又見有代本港各生理而來者又欣念諸君在此新 日英國輪船者中當推他?巨擘者其人? 國貨物運來中土南北各處者數位又見有按 堂嘗有數次以?可洽爾輩言此之意蓋知該紳實代爾輩而? 後數載在別藩地新嘉波總督該士者亦 嘗客客?解說華人裨益本港者有云香港民數華八十居其九輪餉之數如之及 代闔港華民而來現在此與本部堂見有貫屬本港商者叉 奏 朝廷論及華紳一節該事爾輩或亦知之因此?文業經到印前督憲包於一千 多若問幾何則照所指有權可薦紳士者而計目下當以華人?極?又前督憲羅亦 以華人補授巡理府缺或堂法紳士等語但業主多實之數較前書包奏請時變甚 受地段每輪稅銀十磅已上活有權可薦定局納五名該客?稱原須做新嘉坡法 八百五十年時嘗言歡任華人贊助國事安奏請 朝廷准在本港設立一法使凡買

波裨

英國語言文字法律乃亦因知他實?爾輩所信賴者 紳士也本部堂立他之故不但因他品性高潔又不但因他諳練 部堂之良友也彼此音問往來越十二年矣本部堂亦可言在新嘉波定例局紳力助 國家忠事 皇后未嘗

定例局紳斯人亦本

於彼者

助本及

THE GOVERNOR replied, Dr. ErTEL inter-

preting his remarks as he proceeded.

 HIS EXCELLENCY suid-Gentlemen. I am extremely glad to have the pleasure of receiving

you. I know that you represent the Chinese

community. I see here to-day friends of mine who are undoubtedly amongst the wealthiest

merchants in this Colony. I see gentlemen here

of the Nam-p?k hongs who are engaged in send-

ing into China from north to south British goods.

I see one gentleman here who, I believe, is the

largest individual owner of British steamers in

this Colony, my friend Mr. KWOK ACHEONG. I

see also representatives here to-day of every other

important business in this Colony. It is there-

fore gratifying to me that you should have come

at this season--the Chinese New Year- to con-

gratulate me on having appointed Mr. NG CHOY

to a seat on the Legislative Council. Before I made that appointment I had the opportunity of

learning your own views about it. I knew

you.

that my honourable friend would truly represent It was not merely because he is a man of high character, with a thorough knowledge of English language and English law-it was not

meiely for that reason I appointed him, but I appointed him also because I knew he had your confidence.

But I do not wish to take too much credit to myself for having for the first time in this Colony appointed a Chinese gentleman to a seat on the Council. One of my predecessors wrote des- patches to Her Majesty's Government--you might be aware of the fact for the despatches are printed --in which the question of Chinese representa- tion was referred to, many years ago. Governor Sir JOHN BOWRING, in 1855, said he should be glad to associate the Chinese with the action of the Government, and he recommended Her Ma- jesty's Government to have a system in this Colony by which every lot holder of ?10 rental or upwards would be able to vote for five un-official members of the Legislative Council. And in the same despatches Sir JOHN BOWRING said that the Chinese, as at Singapore, ought to be put into the Magistracy, made Justices of the Peace. Now, the changes in property that have occurred in this Colony, since the time when Sir JOHN BOWRING made that recom- mendation, have been so great that the majority of the electors that he then indicated would at this day be Chinese. Another Governor, Sir HERCULES ROBINSON, in a despatch describing what the Chinese have done for Hongkong, made the remark that the Cese are more than ninety per cent. of the pone.ation and that they con- tribute a similon proportion to the revenue.

y

 Some years 'wiltint, in a neighbouring colony, in Singapevthe Governor recommended my old and hel friend, Mr. Ho AH KAY WHAM- POA, to a voit on, the Council. Mr. WHAMPOA has been a friend and correspondent of mine for more than twelve years, and I can say this for him, that there hever has sat upon the Council of Singapore any non-official member who has been of more assistance to the Government or more

D

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:

189

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

                          事俯 我順小 The bien; and Her Majesty has further

小其

4 les public services by making him a

of the Order of St. Michael and St. asmail Colony, also in the China

Colony of Labuan-there, too, it tune to be able to place for the first the Legislative Council a Chinese

lamented friend Mr. CHOA MASOO,

Satisfaction of being able to report

s Government that certain changes

retary of State approved of in the

u of Labuan were owing in a great

ane ter the good advice I got from that Chi- ader of Council and my other Chinese Lubaan. Therefore you will all see recedents for the course which I

boted in Hongkong,

In the address that Mr. Fung Ming-

1. pussge to this effect; you are pleased tay Government I had prized above tive and fairness, to the exclusion

Buttons of nationality. That undoubt- in doing so, however, I but act in

mer with the policy of Her Majesty's

ad the commands of my Sovereign,

11.

is Colony we number only a hun-

a hundred and fifty thousand

a very small number of the

+18. Victon, for in the whole VICTORA has nearly two lmn-

ot subjects. Now, the vast majo-

kurze number of Her Majesty's subjects

Some of you trade with India, and

intelligent and well informed enough

the Government of India is con-

town's Viceroy, and by the Gov- As and Bombay, with their Coun- Now, in India the Queen

amment.

thrown open all employments in the to every native who has capacity hy titting him to be so employed, Viney's Council, if you turn to

st I now hold in my hand,

you

of distinguished native gentle-

are made for the Government of

ets in India, no regulations can

those laws or regulations have which native gentle-

And these native gentlemen,

thair native customs and religion.

hmore unfortunate than in any sh. Empire to endeavour to force customs of England upon the And therefore in India there

with the religion and lawful

ople, nor shall there be any

the religion and lawful customs

me to a point at which I desire

A Mr. PrNG MING-SHAN and ulaapesent for repres

4 to me in 157S about There has been a good Fon this subject, but

in record is that in

者實踵前法耳

踵 前 可

君在

華人在拉波晏與本部堂商酌者故

服?

詞?有一嚐謂本部 ??蓋在東邊一帶臣服 威克多理阿皇后者幾有二 俯准所收治理拉波晏之法長多是 詳細遵守 朝廷所 然未嘗立繃張示此事必須將該則例告示先奉定例處進行乃可惟 事實賴定例局各位華紳所薦別位 立之法及我 君主 定處內亦有該處土人?該土人亦頗餡君未嘗其本土規矩道理 財智? 域斯言不謬但本部 買之總督偕其議政處現在印度國家所有各缺 皇后恩准凡有上人 堂一秉公平無區眕 可知治理印度國者乃 皇后簡派之印慶御節度大臣及馬打士孟 服 皇后之?在印度國者居多爾讓中有作出國生 ?執公文亦有有聲望之土人開錄在?可以治理印度國 皇后之民 才幹稱該職者均可補授又在印度御簡簡度大臣定例處?照本部堂 千八百七十八

與一個靈來在

人該

道士

爾諸君可見本部堂現在本港頒行

命者耳

威克多理阿皇后所

度倘

度一區無阻 倘在大英各藩屬有

在者

·英國規矩風俗者其鰳系小故在康 潯但本部堂百

所故

理及符例之

斷人

人所有道理及符 之風俗而在本港華人所有道

亦斷斷不能阻止

徼誌明

一千

我朋馬素其人現逝世矣當日本 .順遂亦嘗創立華人?定例局紳? 小藩地?拉波晏本部堂在彼謀篇 部堂咨奏 朝廷幸蒙 藩政大臣 堂如此作?實不過

其?有用之臣也叉近中國海南有

皇后鑒其忠誠賜佩三等寶星蓋嘉 馮明珊先生所讀頌 本港人民不過十五萬較諸 威克多理阿皇后所

遂藩 藩?

190

the

say

year

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

1878 the Chinese gentlemen of the Co-

lony called my attention to the growth of the crime of kidnapping and they asked for my per- mission to be allowed to form an association and co-operate with the Government in putting down

  this crime. Within the last few weeks I have printed in the Government Gazette the criminal

  returns for the years 1879, 1878, and 1877, from which you will be able to see what has been done

by the Government of the Colony to carry out

the views of the Chinese community. Now, in

the year 1877 there were seventy-three cases of

kidnapping. That was a large number, and it

attracted the attention of the Chinese in the Co-

lony. Next year they called my attention to it

and I gave strict instructions to the police. In the year 1878 the number of cases had fallen to fifty-three, and in the year 1879 to fifty-one.

In connection with this subject you have also heard of slavery in Hongkong. I am heartily ashamed, as the representative of the Government of this Colony, that for many years in connection with what are called the brothel laws there un- doubtedly has prevailed a system of positive slavery. One of the Government departments entrusted with the administration of that Ordi- nance was aware of the fact that women were bought and sold to be put into the brothels of the Colony. As recently as the 1st December, 1877, the Registrar-General, in his evidence be- fore a commission I appointed on this subject, expressed the opinion that such women were bought; he also went on to say “I think it is useless to try and deal with the question of the freedom of Chinese prostitutes by law or by any Government regulation. From all the surround- ings the thing is impracticable." I find that about ten years before, the then Colonial Secretary, Mr. MERCER, recorded the fact that a Bill of Sale which had come into a Government Department in connection with such a transaction was in his opinion illegal and was sufficient evidence of slave-dealing indictable by law. I agree with Mr. MERCER. I differ from the gentleman who gave his evidence in 1877 that the freedom of such women cannot be dealt with by law or by Government regulation. And I know that you

all agree with me, and that I speak the sentiments of the Chinese community of the Colony when I that it is our duty to put down by the force of law all practices that deprive such women of their freedom in this Colony. Therefore, on these questions, so far, we are perfectly agreed, you

   and I. But now as to the question, which is a totally different one, of what is called buying children for adoption or domestic service. Upon that question I will say a few words to you.

  There is nothing in the practice of adoption which is either wrong or opposed to British law. Nor is there anything in British law opposed to domestic service or the making of contracts for domestic service. What the British law objects to is the buying and selling of human beings for any purpose. Putting aside that part of it, the buying and selling of human beings, I have no

乃十乃明事十部十

蛤力

買剿

待有

婢阻

侍婢此事大

?論

數言

用本

意婦

美見女

凡境

有遇到

乃有五十一宗

部堂準?華商之意而行查一千八百七 庸蓋此等情 藻該樂月前?灌轅報寧?一千八百七 衙門有願行此創之職者亦明知錨玄被 業生請本部堂雄立公會輔助國家剿 ?奴一歎實見面熱內爭奈?年頒行 十七年有拐案七十三宗不?不多矣此 者業經誌明在案按他意見凡有買賣婦女倘有賣身契到案者是?犯法可作實據照 十七年犯罪案件?錄倘觀該錄見本 乃買來者且有按卑職愚見以國家律所立辦理華人婦賣身屬無 十年一千八百七十八年一千八百七 百七十七年十二月初一日有華民政務司經本部堂立紳士者機言他意如此婦女 十三宗又一千八百七十九年此種案件 循分應用律例權力剿除凡有阻?女自專情事故論此事爾輩與本部堂意見相合 乃一千八百七十八年該等案件減至五 ?然而本部堂亦知諸君與我有同情且知本部堂所?實是體貼闔港與情桉本部堂 明在案本部堂迅?札行飭嚴辦追究 時該日在局紳前所言若此婦女自情事國家則例規條不能辦理等語本部堂不以 誠足令本港華民詫異迨次年具稟報 買奴例追究照該輔政司美士所言與本部堂之心深相契合但於一千八百七十七年 【因該婦女境遇所致不能辦理等語本部堂查十年前有輔政司美士

優被童不少未幾之蓮縣一千八 身為奴之法而該 有過亦未嘗有違 英國律例 英國

至所稱買子作螟

身之事不論所? 所禁者乃買賣人 蓋英國律例

因服役情事立合

役之人亦無禁人

例亦未禁用服

事所作何工除

工用

除? 人例

律英

191

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

不人買?螟買

hesitation in saying the practice of adoption and

the practice of domestic service are good practices. And if in connection with these, in themselves

- practices, the doubtful practice of buying and selling human beings has gone on for years here, why is that? For this reason, that, though h having and selling was alien to the British

Constitution, the Chinese community of this

ny were, themselves, as it were, kept or

Thawed to remain, outside the British Constitu-

And whilst on the one hand it is only per that you should all be obedient to British proper

and get in accordance with the British Cons- tion, on the other hand you are all entitled revive the full benefits of that Constitution. tore it is that the leading Chinese gentle-

this Colony are consulting together with view of making arrangements in strict ac- phase with British law, but so that there shall

e no disturbance of their domestic customs, her to interfere with their social relations. door, that they can carry on their system

weboption and domestic service, but doing it

hit any sort of traffic in human beings.

He your address you have asked me to sanction

ablishment of a Chamber of Commerce

inese, in connection with which would

I unhesitatingly approve of the

have unde to ine on that subject.

y happy to recommend a grant of

the purpose, and I shall also be

ply to Sir MICHAEL HICES-BEACH,

of State for the Colonies, for

to propose a vote of $40,000 for the

Sueli a Chamber of Commerce and

han Industrial Museum as you describe will

to you and will also be of advantage to tacinrers of England.

ri, refinence to the notice at the City Hall,

Aich you have alluded, I will only say this,

The hand upon which the City Hall stands

'rown land, that it was given by Sir HIER-

per-

ROBINSON to all the inhabitants of this there was to be no distinction of race ality, and when the building was com- or nearly completed, a somewhat similar con was made by Governor MacDONNELL. regret that some gentlemen upon the tee of the City Hall took the grave res- ity of not complying with my request notice of the hours of admission to the a should comain no distinction as between and Europeans. It has unfortunately that a majority of the members of that the voted against the proposition that I them, umidly, to have a free admission Mumum without any distinction of na- cor ches. It is only fair that you should

no doubt some of you do, that the

four or five gentlemen upon that com

ove for desiring to have the Chinese only

A at our time and the Europeans at an-

that they were afraid that the prescues

and Europeans in the same Musca to some conflict or disturbance. Now,

買賣人身之事斯已耳

買人使

英但

法凡國

買賣人身難乃不在英國律例之?而本港華民

買賣人身一事之外本部堂碌見藍可 都與買賣人身情事相連畢許有何原故大都因? 螟蛉用人?服役實是善事但在此原本善事歷年

該律例之故本港片有體面之華人今 國治下均應遵守英國律例二則彼此有權均可領 不准其留存故也但理有至富者一則彼此同服英 亦視在英國律例之外或不容其人?或

人倫常之道則養作螟蛉用?服役皆可只須除都 使是事符合大英國法無害爾輩家規且無阻?華

建功

領英

本?

國製造貨物之區 院定必加織與爾華人及大英 建如此之會館黃貿易貨物之 助建該會館之資維爾費所言 准本部堂請發國帑四萬金

本部堂甚喜請國家送一地 與爾且極樂浴請 藩政大臣

及此事本部堂印准爾輩所求 華商會館內備博物院一節論

西比事本部堂法?可惜又出書 知其事者則該值運中有四號人物立定時期某時懽

部堂所請者?擬?人入院時期之規絛無分彼此況該院 時麥督憲亦是如此訂明面該院值運宇有人不推本 中多有不准本部所任人隨意入院不分

泉所用者上經訂不分診演建該院工或工藝之 不過一言按該院地塞原屬國家讓貴卻經營畫卷與遠

192 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

in point of fact, no such collisions as these gentle-

men anticipated between Chinese and Europeans

bave ever actually occurred in any place of public recreation or elsewhere in this Colony. I am therefore about to suggest again to the committee

of the City Hall the propriety of trying the free opening of the Museum, say for a limited time,

such as six months, and in that way testing the question which they have raised.

   But meanwhile the project which you have put before me to-day will go on. You are enti-

tled to have your own Chamber of Commerce,

and you are entitled to have your own Industrial

Museum. I shall do everything in my power to

get both for you. And now, gentlemen, I have

only again to thank you for having paid me

your visit to-day and for the address which you have presented to me. I most cordially wish

you all a prosperous year.

Mr. CHOK WAI-YUK, of the Fuk-ki piece goods

firm, said-What Your Excellency has said ex-

presses the feeling of all the people in Hongkong.

It is truth and it is justice. All the Chinese

people of Hongkong, without any exception, share the feelings Your Excellency has expressed.

The deputation then withdrew.

起此

人? 朧

入理再

2

遊玩之所與及創區

華商會館亦有權可

須要銀行國有標可說頭店之卓靈 玉先生書目

一間去嘗有此讀本

四貨物之院本部

鄫黨意欲再物博物

堂亦心協力同心

貼香港興情是

大人之言確重體

院值理人理宜先試 此舉諸君蠍本部堂

龔理是?公平本

六個月內需期如此 因爾今日特來此頌 人所言合心合意 任人隨意入院定以一今只欲再三稱謝爾等 濬華民無不與大

風波實在有否

使可試驗伊人所起

願爾壽君終歲財源廣 詞者乃告退 請故本部堂誠心誠意 者語畢代?獻

退獻

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

for general information.

By Command,

The following Notice to Mariners is published

日月辰 辯

號八十四

五正庚 週

示十年

W. H. MARSH,

光宜掟墮府十

Colonial Secretary.

留於兒南丸 威沙其

Colonial Secretary's Office,

ilongkong,, 24th February, 1880.

Government of China.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[No. 111.]

CHINA SEA.

YANGTZE RIVER----SHANGHAI DISTRICT.

Wreck Near the "Tungsha."

Notice is hereby given that the Master of the Tungsha

light-vessel has reported a wrecked junk W. by N."and

distant 3 to 3y miles from the light-vessel. The wreck is

in about 23 feet at low water spring tides, and its mast is still visible.

“ Lismore” Wreck* Light-Bont.

The Condor wreck, referred to in Notice to Mariners,

No. 107, has been blown up, and the Lismore wreck light-

boat has been made fast to her old moorings.

By Order of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

記以

緒六年正月

年免

陳蕊〔

正虞此用前

勿合

於沒

月忘

勿遵烘

初忽行? 七切出其

夾匯尺十

泊?縣該

銀將糖口

銅燈現有該維主來關察運 四 幛|其情勢開列於左 計 一長江口外太

有沙超脆優

W

Engineer-in-Chief.

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS,

【ENGINEERS' OFFICE,

SHANGHAI, 14th February, 1880.

該七

第示

特: 地號 方告

一路

船外火

各前示水

太藥重所

處移所面

十 船泊指

1

其船名松深約明存摩 務仍昆江

與周

the

九縣合沉崧知否平

IN

192 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

in point of fact, no such collisions as these gentle-

men anticipated between Chinese and Europeans

bave ever actually occurred in any place of public recreation or elsewhere in this Colony. I am therefore about to suggest again to the committee

of the City Hall the propriety of trying the free opening of the Museum, say for a limited time,

such as six months, and in that way testing the question which they have raised.

   But meanwhile the project which you have put before me to-day will go on. You are enti-

tled to have your own Chamber of Commerce,

and you are entitled to have your own Industrial

Museum. I shall do everything in my power to

get both for you. And now, gentlemen, I have

only again to thank you for having paid me

your visit to-day and for the address which you have presented to me. I most cordially wish

you all a prosperous year.

Mr. CHOK WAI-YUK, of the Fuk-ki piece goods

firm, said-What Your Excellency has said ex-

presses the feeling of all the people in Hongkong.

It is truth and it is justice. All the Chinese

people of Hongkong, without any exception, share the feelings Your Excellency has expressed.

The deputation then withdrew.

起此

人? 朧

入理再

2

遊玩之所與及創區

華商會館亦有權可

須要銀行國有標可說頭店之卓靈 玉先生書目

一間去嘗有此讀本

四貨物之院本部

鄫黨意欲再物博物

堂亦心協力同心

貼香港興情是

大人之言確重體

院值理人理宜先試 此舉諸君蠍本部堂

龔理是?公平本

六個月內需期如此 因爾今日特來此頌 人所言合心合意 任人隨意入院定以一今只欲再三稱謝爾等 濬華民無不與大

風波實在有否

使可試驗伊人所起

願爾壽君終歲財源廣 詞者乃告退 請故本部堂誠心誠意 者語畢代?獻

退獻

No. 48.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

for general information.

By Command,

The following Notice to Mariners is published

日月辰 辯

號八十四

五正庚 週

示十年

W. H. MARSH,

光宜掟墮府十

Colonial Secretary.

留於兒南丸 威沙其

Colonial Secretary's Office,

ilongkong,, 24th February, 1880.

Government of China.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[No. 111.]

CHINA SEA.

YANGTZE RIVER----SHANGHAI DISTRICT.

Wreck Near the "Tungsha."

Notice is hereby given that the Master of the Tungsha

light-vessel has reported a wrecked junk W. by N."and

distant 3 to 3y miles from the light-vessel. The wreck is

in about 23 feet at low water spring tides, and its mast is still visible.

“ Lismore” Wreck* Light-Bont.

The Condor wreck, referred to in Notice to Mariners,

No. 107, has been blown up, and the Lismore wreck light-

boat has been made fast to her old moorings.

By Order of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

記以

緒六年正月

年免

陳蕊〔

正虞此用前

勿合

於沒

月忘

勿遵烘

初忽行? 七切出其

夾匯尺十

泊?縣該

銀將糖口

銅燈現有該維主來關察運 四 幛|其情勢開列於左 計 一長江口外太

有沙超脆優

W

Engineer-in-Chief.

IMPERIAL MARITIME CUSTOMS,

【ENGINEERS' OFFICE,

SHANGHAI, 14th February, 1880.

該七

第示

特: 地號 方告

一路

船外火

各前示水

太藥重所

處移所面

十 船泊指

1

其船名松深約明存摩 務仍昆江

與周

the

九縣合沉崧知否平

IN

193

可有

可即到本局領取?將原名號列左 近有付往外吉信封無人到取現由外付回香港驛務總局如有此人

一封付橫濱保田吉駒收入 一封付省城交點分局關收入

原名號列左 現有由外付到要信數封貯存驛務總局如有此人可到本局領取燕將

又一封交?遲

TH. HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS ADDRESSED TO CHINESE. February 24th, 1880.

叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉原有

封封未封封封封封封封封封封封封封

全福何永官英

記與來齡?相才林?

收收嫂廠收

嫂?收收收收收收收收

入入收收入入入入收入入入入入收入

}

封封封封

一封黃江乾

一封鄧楊六收

一封交吳一妹收 一封交鍾日由收入 一封夜羅實收

一對永泰

一封有香

一封

一封

1

藏成收

封封

懷奎海 收收收收收

一封交洪能收

一封陳思織

一封夜寶

一封交趙聘收

一封王文通收

一封梁梁廷收

聘通廷麟

收收收收收收收收妹

收收收收親收收收

收入

一封馬貴同收

一封傳保母親的

海封

一封吳南山收

收款

.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

orified that His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to recognize provisionally-

Mary's pleasure be known. Mr. F. SCHERZER as in charge of the French Consulate at

St. Piucnox, deceased.

By Command,

ctory's Office, Hongkong, 25th February, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

ming Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

cretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretory

W. H. MARSI,

Colonial Secretary.

na soon as it is possived on bourd, is to be inserted in red ick on the Charts alerted by it; and introduced into the mugis,

on the Sailing Directions to which it relates. See Admiralty Instructions, Navigation and Pilotage, p.p. 512 and 319.

NOTICE TO MARINERS

(No. 178.)

CHINA SEA.

PHILIPPINES-LUZON ISLAND.

() Manila Bay, Green Light on St. Nicholas Bank.

mont has given Nodce, that on 1st August, 1879, a light was exhibited from a lighthouse erected

head at St. Nicholas banks, south-eastern side of Manila bay :----

devon light elevated 43 feet above high water, and should be visible in clear weather from a distrave

193

可有

可即到本局領取?將原名號列左 近有付往外吉信封無人到取現由外付回香港驛務總局如有此人

一封付橫濱保田吉駒收入 一封付省城交點分局關收入

原名號列左 現有由外付到要信數封貯存驛務總局如有此人可到本局領取燕將

又一封交?遲

TH. HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1880.

LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS ADDRESSED TO CHINESE. February 24th, 1880.

叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉叉原有

封封未封封封封封封封封封封封封封

全福何永官英

記與來齡?相才林?

收收嫂廠收

嫂?收收收收收收收收

入入收收入入入入收入入入入入收入

}

封封封封

一封黃江乾

一封鄧楊六收

一封交吳一妹收 一封交鍾日由收入 一封夜羅實收

一對永泰

一封有香

一封

一封

1

藏成收

封封

懷奎海 收收收收收

一封交洪能收

一封陳思織

一封夜寶

一封交趙聘收

一封王文通收

一封梁梁廷收

聘通廷麟

收收收收收收收收妹

收收收收親收收收

收入

一封馬貴同收

一封傳保母親的

海封

一封吳南山收

收款

.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

orified that His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to recognize provisionally-

Mary's pleasure be known. Mr. F. SCHERZER as in charge of the French Consulate at

St. Piucnox, deceased.

By Command,

ctory's Office, Hongkong, 25th February, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

ming Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

By Command,

cretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th February, 1880.

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretory

W. H. MARSI,

Colonial Secretary.

na soon as it is possived on bourd, is to be inserted in red ick on the Charts alerted by it; and introduced into the mugis,

on the Sailing Directions to which it relates. See Admiralty Instructions, Navigation and Pilotage, p.p. 512 and 319.

NOTICE TO MARINERS

(No. 178.)

CHINA SEA.

PHILIPPINES-LUZON ISLAND.

() Manila Bay, Green Light on St. Nicholas Bank.

mont has given Nodce, that on 1st August, 1879, a light was exhibited from a lighthouse erected

head at St. Nicholas banks, south-eastern side of Manila bay :----

devon light elevated 43 feet above high water, and should be visible in clear weather from a distrave

194 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. 25TH FEBRUARY, 180.

The illuminating apparatus is catadioptric, or by reflectors and lenses of the sixth order. The light tower, constructed of iron and cylindrical in shape, rises from the centre of an octagonal piles in 13 feet water-the structure is painted a grayish white, with bands of dark gray.

Position approximate, lat. 14° 26′ 50′′ N., long. 120° 45′ 20′′ E.

JAPAN-YEZO ISLAND.

(2) Hakodate-Restriction as to Anchorage Near Light-vessel.

iding placed

The Japanese Government has given Notice, that in consequence of the difficulty in distinguishing the light exhibiti from Hakodate (Hakodadi) light-vessel from the lights shown by the many vessels anchored in her immediate vicinity, t following restriction is to be complied with:-

Vessels anchoring with the light-vessel bearing between N. by E. and S.W., must give the light-vessel a clear hemt.

of at least 5 cables.

Eastward of those limits, there is no restriction as to anchorage.

(The bearing is Magnetic.

Variation 44° Westerly in 1879.)

By Command of their Lordships,

FREDR. J. BVANS,

Hydrographer,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 15th November, 1879.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-

   (1) China sea, northern portion, No. 2001; St. Bernardino strait, &c., No. 2577; Philippine islands, No. 948; Monila bay, No. 976: AM. Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, Chira, &c. 1879, No. 155a; and China Sea Directory, vol. II, 1879, page 262.

   (2) Hakodate harbour, No. 2672: Also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, Japan, &c., 1879, No. 217d; and Chian Sea Directory, v. IV., 1873, page 333.

Letters. Papers.

Alick, Mr.

1

Letters. Papers.

1

Faria, T. V. de 1

Mae Duer, Mrs. McFarlane, W. 1

Brown, A. S.

1

Fuke, John 1:

Moreno, C. C. 4

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 24th February, 1880.

Letters. Papers.

Firmin, Miss A. 1

Hai An Hobson, William I

Rodrigues, Sabina1 1 pcl. Thornton, Mrs. L. I

Letters. Papers.

1.

Reiman, P. P.

Letters. Pap:73

1

Tro, Thos.

Lets Ves

1

2

Rodrigues. J. P. A

Tumut H. P. I

Batten, W.

1

Fougerat, Monsr. 1

Bell, James

1

Bernaldo, Pedro 1

Easton, J.

2

Edwards, F. H. 1

Ching Vong Hup 1 Courtenay. Mrs. 1 Clegg, E. A. Consiglio, G.

2

1 regd.

Cunningham,Jas.1 Canter, Francis 1

1 2

Dawe, Wm. Douglas, G. Donnelly, E. M. 1 Davenport, A. 1 Dixon, Henry 1 Drewes, John A. 2

Houndson, Jno 1

Hardcastle, E. L.3 Hernandes, A. 1 Henderson, John Heslan, Mrs. D. E. Hill, Capt. John 1 Hatch, J. T.

1;

Kwok Seng Kaucke, T. Kenderchine, T. 1

Lilley, Capt. Lie Tay Ho

* Lanta, G. W.

Foster, G. H. 1 Faulner, Mr.

Graham, Mrs. 1 Grenfell, C. P. ↑ Grey, Capt. H. 1 Godlee, Francis 3 Grant & Co., J. 1 Gilmour. Allan 1 Guedes, J. D. 1

Ingram, John H.1

Mackie, Y.

1

1

Rollings, John 1

Miller, David

1

Rowley, Capt. C.1

1

Maury, Monsr. I

Rachael, R.

I regd.

Jenkins, John 1 J. K. Johnson, L. W. 1

Meyer, Peter

1

1

Morris, Mrs.

1

Smith, W. Farra 4

McLeod, P.

1

Stone. E.

McCurdy, Jas. C.

1

Salgado, Jord

1

Kunepp, Louis 1

Sherwood, O. S.

Ng Ahon

1

Stout, Dr.

1

Spence, W. D.

Titsmann, Mr. I

Tanning Co.

Venel, 71 Vanick,

>>>

site, Mrs. F. W.5

Thus. I

D. R. 1

C. A.

L

as. I

Saunders, T.

Wright, C.

Perthelier, Monsr.

1

Schweinsberg, G. 1 card.

Waol, Mrs.

1

L

1

Peet & Co., J. ?

Smith, G.

1

4

Pritchard, Hugh

I

Smith, George I

1 regd.

Patterson, C. H. 1

Poggi, G.

27

1

Lilly, Miss F. 2 Lupeak, Joseph 1 Law, M. Leigh, R. K.

Pearson, Mr.

1

1

Quing Yee Quon Yee Gee 1 regd.

1

Steimrt, Gen.

Silvestri. Emilio 2

Shamel, Joshua 1 regd. Sheppard, H. Z Stanton, Wis. Scott, A.

? Alex. K. J

?rs. 1

Karier, F. 8. 1

? Hing Cheong 1regi. D. 1 You Gluer g

For Men of War.

Iron Duke,.........4 Letters.

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Victor Emanuel,..............! Leiter.

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Corea

3

1

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1

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Chunwan

1

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1

1

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?

l

Afghan, s..

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Chili

1

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Chinaman

1

Anna Sieben

1

Consolation, s.s. 3

Amy Turner

Crusader, s.s. 1

F. Nightingale 1 Frolich Fiery Cross

1

Annie S. Hall

1

Accington

Cleveland, s.s. 1 Claverhouse, s.s. 1

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1

Nectie Morryman 2 N. Bayaton Norman

* regd.

1 regd.

S. ptine

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t

Stour of Chine Baloide dire

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Golwan

1

Corin

1

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Benjamin Ayman 1

Chelmsford

2

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Lily

Pegasus, s..

1

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2

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1

3.9.5.

B. van Middelburg 1

Dora Ann

1

Belloner

Henry A. Paul 1

Lota

1

Prosperity

Than

2

I

Peru

7 Lamor

1

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Davina

1

Hydra

3

Ballochmyll

Belted Will

6

Drumclog

1

Ilecla

2

Lydia

Dinapore

Lady Aberdour 1

Italia, s..

Candace

1

Edith

2 1 regd. Iris

Monte Rosa

Pampero Palestine Primes Patterdale, s.s. 1 Palmerston

1

2

I

Vangoend

Choloc

1

Edward Barrow 2

Mad Cap

2

Clan Alpine, s.s. 13

Colwyn

3

Chob Sable

1

Ella Beatrice 1 Earl of Zetland 1 Electra

Jules Dufaure 1 Jeddah, s.s. 1 Jane Gibson

Medora

1

Woolbar

1

Morning Star Mary J. Leslie 2

1

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Winlow

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3

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Books, &c.,

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Biblioteca del Pianista.

Comptes Rendus des Se- Glasgow Herald.

ances, &c.

Gazzetta del Popolo.

British Medical Journal.

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Christian.

Hoboe.

De Aarde.

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General Post Office, Hongkong, 24th February, 1880.

without Covers.

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Wockle Irish Times. Warehouseman and Pra- per's Trade Journal,

Langelands Avis.

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194 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. 25TH FEBRUARY, 180.

The illuminating apparatus is catadioptric, or by reflectors and lenses of the sixth order. The light tower, constructed of iron and cylindrical in shape, rises from the centre of an octagonal piles in 13 feet water-the structure is painted a grayish white, with bands of dark gray.

Position approximate, lat. 14° 26′ 50′′ N., long. 120° 45′ 20′′ E.

JAPAN-YEZO ISLAND.

(2) Hakodate-Restriction as to Anchorage Near Light-vessel.

iding placed

The Japanese Government has given Notice, that in consequence of the difficulty in distinguishing the light exhibiti from Hakodate (Hakodadi) light-vessel from the lights shown by the many vessels anchored in her immediate vicinity, t following restriction is to be complied with:-

Vessels anchoring with the light-vessel bearing between N. by E. and S.W., must give the light-vessel a clear hemt.

of at least 5 cables.

Eastward of those limits, there is no restriction as to anchorage.

(The bearing is Magnetic.

Variation 44° Westerly in 1879.)

By Command of their Lordships,

FREDR. J. BVANS,

Hydrographer,

Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, 15th November, 1879.

This Notice affects the following Admiralty Charts:-

   (1) China sea, northern portion, No. 2001; St. Bernardino strait, &c., No. 2577; Philippine islands, No. 948; Monila bay, No. 976: AM. Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, Chira, &c. 1879, No. 155a; and China Sea Directory, vol. II, 1879, page 262.

   (2) Hakodate harbour, No. 2672: Also, Admiralty List of Lights in South Africa, Japan, &c., 1879, No. 217d; and Chian Sea Directory, v. IV., 1873, page 333.

Letters. Papers.

Alick, Mr.

1

Letters. Papers.

1

Faria, T. V. de 1

Mae Duer, Mrs. McFarlane, W. 1

Brown, A. S.

1

Fuke, John 1:

Moreno, C. C. 4

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 24th February, 1880.

Letters. Papers.

Firmin, Miss A. 1

Hai An Hobson, William I

Rodrigues, Sabina1 1 pcl. Thornton, Mrs. L. I

Letters. Papers.

1.

Reiman, P. P.

Letters. Pap:73

1

Tro, Thos.

Lets Ves

1

2

Rodrigues. J. P. A

Tumut H. P. I

Batten, W.

1

Fougerat, Monsr. 1

Bell, James

1

Bernaldo, Pedro 1

Easton, J.

2

Edwards, F. H. 1

Ching Vong Hup 1 Courtenay. Mrs. 1 Clegg, E. A. Consiglio, G.

2

1 regd.

Cunningham,Jas.1 Canter, Francis 1

1 2

Dawe, Wm. Douglas, G. Donnelly, E. M. 1 Davenport, A. 1 Dixon, Henry 1 Drewes, John A. 2

Houndson, Jno 1

Hardcastle, E. L.3 Hernandes, A. 1 Henderson, John Heslan, Mrs. D. E. Hill, Capt. John 1 Hatch, J. T.

1;

Kwok Seng Kaucke, T. Kenderchine, T. 1

Lilley, Capt. Lie Tay Ho

* Lanta, G. W.

Foster, G. H. 1 Faulner, Mr.

Graham, Mrs. 1 Grenfell, C. P. ↑ Grey, Capt. H. 1 Godlee, Francis 3 Grant & Co., J. 1 Gilmour. Allan 1 Guedes, J. D. 1

Ingram, John H.1

Mackie, Y.

1

1

Rollings, John 1

Miller, David

1

Rowley, Capt. C.1

1

Maury, Monsr. I

Rachael, R.

I regd.

Jenkins, John 1 J. K. Johnson, L. W. 1

Meyer, Peter

1

1

Morris, Mrs.

1

Smith, W. Farra 4

McLeod, P.

1

Stone. E.

McCurdy, Jas. C.

1

Salgado, Jord

1

Kunepp, Louis 1

Sherwood, O. S.

Ng Ahon

1

Stout, Dr.

1

Spence, W. D.

Titsmann, Mr. I

Tanning Co.

Venel, 71 Vanick,

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site, Mrs. F. W.5

Thus. I

D. R. 1

C. A.

L

as. I

Saunders, T.

Wright, C.

Perthelier, Monsr.

1

Schweinsberg, G. 1 card.

Waol, Mrs.

1

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1

Peet & Co., J. ?

Smith, G.

1

4

Pritchard, Hugh

I

Smith, George I

1 regd.

Patterson, C. H. 1

Poggi, G.

27

1

Lilly, Miss F. 2 Lupeak, Joseph 1 Law, M. Leigh, R. K.

Pearson, Mr.

1

1

Quing Yee Quon Yee Gee 1 regd.

1

Steimrt, Gen.

Silvestri. Emilio 2

Shamel, Joshua 1 regd. Sheppard, H. Z Stanton, Wis. Scott, A.

? Alex. K. J

?rs. 1

Karier, F. 8. 1

? Hing Cheong 1regi. D. 1 You Gluer g

For Men of War.

Iron Duke,.........4 Letters.

Sheldrake,.........3 Letters.

Tyne,.........2 Letters.

Victor Emanuel,..............! Leiter.

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papors.

Letters. Papers.

Anne

Aikshant

Corea

3

1

Chopsai

1

Anna Sophia

Chunwan

1

Endymion Eme Ebenezer

1

1

Jona Josefa

Letters. Papers.

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Letters.apore,

Lobe. Ppca

Marion King X McNeur

?

l

Afghan, s..

2

Chili

1

Kinross

Alion, s.s.

Chinaman

1

Anna Sieben

1

Consolation, s.s. 3

Amy Turner

Crusader, s.s. 1

F. Nightingale 1 Frolich Fiery Cross

1

Annie S. Hall

1

Accington

Cleveland, s.s. 1 Claverhouse, s.s. 1

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1

Nectie Morryman 2 N. Bayaton Norman

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Stour of Chine Baloide dire

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Melunda, us. Star

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1

Corin

1

G. F. Fruland

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2

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1

Lena Borbon

2

Peidragon

1

3.9.5.

B. van Middelburg 1

Dora Ann

1

Belloner

Henry A. Paul 1

Lota

1

Prosperity

Than

2

I

Peru

7 Lamor

1

Lancashire Witch 2

Davina

1

Hydra

3

Ballochmyll

Belted Will

6

Drumclog

1

Ilecla

2

Lydia

Dinapore

Lady Aberdour 1

Italia, s..

Candace

1

Edith

2 1 regd. Iris

Monte Rosa

Pampero Palestine Primes Patterdale, s.s. 1 Palmerston

1

2

I

Vangoend

Choloc

1

Edward Barrow 2

Mad Cap

2

Clan Alpine, s.s. 13

Colwyn

3

Chob Sable

1

Ella Beatrice 1 Earl of Zetland 1 Electra

Jules Dufaure 1 Jeddah, s.s. 1 Jane Gibson

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1

Woolbar

1

Morning Star Mary J. Leslie 2

1

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3

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Biblioteca del Pianista.

Comptes Rendus des Se- Glasgow Herald.

ances, &c.

Gazzetta del Popolo.

British Medical Journal.

Deutsch Rundschan.

Christian.

Hoboe.

De Aarde.

China Express.

Cambrian.

Christian Herald.

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without Covers.

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THE HUNGA

Colmis. Secretary's tifice, Hongkong. 25th February, 1889,

NMENT N

A during the Minch of dentary, 18kg, in published for general By Command,

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

TAKEN AT THE GOVERNMENT LOCK HOSPITAL, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, POR TUE MONTH OF JANUARY, 1880. 233 feet above mean low level of Spring Tudes.

THERMOMETERS. (Fahrenheit.)

W. H. MARNIE,

Colonial Secretary.

WIND.

CLOUD.

TAZI TITATALL

UAZETTE, 20TH FEDRUANI,

1880.

195

HYGROMETER.

??? ???? ?????

DAY OF MONTH.

BAROMETER,

SELF REGISTERING

DAY OF WERK.

ATTACHED IN SHADE,

MAX

IN THE SHADE. Mac.ond Min, of the previous 24 hours, taken at Noon,

MAX.

SUN,

BULB

JUR-

MIN.

NAL

ON

RANGE,

BULB

IN

GRASS,

IN

VACUO. POSED.

SHADE.

9 A.X.

3 p.

9 A.M.3 P.M.

Min. Max.

Temp, ut

N'eon.

DIUR

CAL

Range, Bul B?

EXPOSED,

MIN.

IN BOIL

DRY BULB IN WET BULBIN SHADE. SHADE.

6

HUMIDITY

COMPLETE SATURATION

=100.

DEW POINT.

QUARTER.

RAIN IN

INCHES

DERIKO

THE

PREVI

ot's 24

HOURS,

0-10.

INCHIES

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.

3 P.M.

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

Thursday,

30.23

Friday,

30.10

Saturday,

30.20

Sunday,

30.20

30.12.56.0

Monday,

Tuesday,

Wednesday,

30.20

30.13

61.0

30.15 45.0 48.0 40.0 49.0 47.0 95. 64. 30.00 62.0 58.0 42.0 56.0 54.0 116. 78. 30.13 55.0 61.0 45.0 61 60.0 120. 84. 61.0 120. 82. 38.0

43.0 03.0

56.0 07.0

125. 90.

30.25

30.08

62 0

66.0 50.0 08.0

66 0

123.

30.10 30.04

03.0

67.0

08.0

122.

Thursday,

Friday,

Saturday,

30.08 30.00 68.0

70.0 | 53.0 72.0

71.0

180.

Sunday,

39.05 30.00 07.0 30.05 30.02 61.0 30.10 30.05 58.0 59.0

12

Monday,

30.11

13 | Tuesday..

30.17

14 : Wednesday,

30.21

25 | Thursday,

30.24

16 Friday,

30.20

17 | Enturday,

30.20

69.0 60.0 78.0 61.0 54.0 62.0 61.0 110. 74. 50.0 50.0 57.0 106. 71. 30.07 59.0 60.0 50.0 62.0 61.0 109. 73. 30.121 57.0 59.0 49. 59.0 58.0 110. 75. 30.15 37.0 61.0 49.0 59.0 110. 74.

30.164 50.0. 69.0 51.0 6 63.0 61.0 30.15) 30.0 €5.0 59.0 08.0 65.0 30.201 39.0 04.0 50.0 64.0 63.0

25.

52.0

18

Sunday,

80.20?

19

Monday,

30.25

20 Tuesday,

30.25

21 | Wednesday,

$0.20

22 | Thursday,

30.26

23

Friday,

30.33

30.29 57.0 59.0

24; Saturday,

30.50

Sunday,

20.25

Monday,

$0.50

Tuesday,

30.40

30.81 49.0 54.0

Wednesday,

30.40

Thursday,.

Friday,

Moan.

};

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1378:-

1877

7876:

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,

Saturday,

Summary of January, 1879:--Mean Shade Temp.,

:

51.0 59. P40 55.0

30.20 62.0 05.0 54.0 CG.0 €5.0 123. 52.0 62.0 65.0 57.0

30.18 63.0 07.0 53.0 €9.0 08.0 123. 55.0 16.0 29.0 52.0 €3.0 68.0 59.0 61.0 77 30.15 82.0 07.0 55.0 66.0 63.0 120. 72. 57.0 10.0 15.0 55.0 61.0 07.0 58.0 61.0 82 30.13 68.0 70.0 57.0 70.0 69.0 126. 85. 60.0 13.0 24.0 59.0 68.0 70.0 03.0 65.0 73

30.151 63.0 65.0 57.0 65.0 63.0 110. 80. 00.0 8.0 20.0 58.0 62.0 65.0 60.0 61.0 88 52.01 60.0 59.0 103. 70. 52.0 8.0 18.0 51.0 55.0 59.0 50.0 54.0 70

08.0 €0.0 60.0 58.0 115. 78. 50.0 12.0 28.0 48.0 55.0 60.0 50.0 53.0 70 57.0 57,0 50.0 57.0 55.0 104. 70. 52.0 7.0 18.0 51.0 $6.0 56.0 54.0 54.0 87

25 48.0 49.0 49.0 48.0 102. 66. 45.0 9.0 21.0 41.0 48.0 48.0 46.0 45.0 86 53.0 52.0 106. 68. 52.0 14.0 16.0 50.0 49.0 53.0 44.0 48.0 67

30.391 53.0 60.0 42.0 59.0 57.0 117. 78. 44.0 17.0 34.0 41.0 52.0 60.0 30.35 39.80 58.0 63.0 47.0 64.0 63.0 122. 80. 48.0 17.0 32.0 47.0 58.0 63.0 $0.30 30.25 65.0 €0.0 57.0 71.0 70.0 125. 81. 57.0 14.0 24.0 55.0 05.0 €9.0 30.27 30.20 67.0 66.0 57.0 69.0 67.0 125. 80. 58.0 12.0 22.0 57.0 67.0 $6.0

30.22 30.14 58.8 62.2 50.2 62.9 61.5 115. 61.9 Total Ruin fall,

43.0 - 9.0 21.0 41.0 43.0 46.0 41.0 43.0 84 44.0 14.0 34.0 43.0 51.0 59.0 47.0 46.0 16.0 38.0 44.0 53.0 61.0 44.0 20.0 38.0 41.0 55.0 62,0 50.0 11.0 40.0 48.0 61.0 65.0 51.0 18.0 39.0 50.0 62.0 67.0 55.0 15.0 29. 1.0 62.0 68.0 58.0 17.0 38. 50.0 05.0 70.0 13.0 29. 60.0 07.0 09.0 8.0 17.0 55.0 60.0 61.0 9.0 18.0 51.0 57.0 59.0 55.0 12.0 20.0 52.0 58.0 60.0 53.0 55.0 71 10.0 22.0 52.0 56.0 59.0 53.0 55.0 81 12.0 23.0 50.0 56.0 61.0 53.0 50.0 81 53.0 19.0 27. 51.0 58.0 62.0 54.0 57.0 70 54.0 14.0 53.0 14.0 23.0

79 38.6 39.6

N.

N.

0.05. 10

49.0 74

49

42.8 40.1

N.E.

N.E.

0.05.

1

40.0

51.0 59

50

39.0 42.3

N.E.

N.E.

48.0

53.0 60

54

41.3 45.3

N.E.

N.E.

51.0 55.0 50

51

42.3 46.8

N.E.

N.E.

52.0 54.0 50

43

43.4 43.6

N.W.

N.E.

54.0

58.0 58

52

47.1 50.1

N.E.

N.E.

55.0

60.0 51

53

46.8 52.3 N.E.

N.E.

...

03.0 73

68

58.0 58.3 N.E.

N.E.

58.0

59.0 88

88

56.2

57.3 N.E.

N.E.

0.10.

10

10

57.0 87

88

53.2 55.2 N.W.

N.W.

0.53.

10

71

76

72

48.5 50.0 N.W. 50.2 51.4 50.2 51.7

N.

0.40.

N.

N.

0.27.

N.W.

N.E.

0.02.

72

50.4 52.7

N.E.

N.W.

65.0 55.0

59.0 76

68

61.4 54.1

N.W.

N.W.

...

57.0 76

€3

51.4 51.2

N.E.

N.E.

65.0 12.0 28.0

59.0 72

52.7 54.1

N.E.

N.E.

55.6 55,5

N.E.

N.W.

08

73

55.4 56.2 59.1 61.1 E.

E.

E.

E.

78

58.3 57.7 E.

E.

45.2 49.5 N.

N.E.

45.2 46.8 N.

N.W.

28000 CI DI CON CO JOGO

10

9

87

62.1 52.1

N.W.

N.

0.13.

10

10

79

43.8

69

38.6 43.0

41.7 N.

N.

N.

1.04.

10

9

N.W.

0.13.

7

48.0 53.0 74

62

43.9 46.8 N.

N.E.

53.0 56.0 71

63

48.5 50.1

N.E.

N.E.

57.0 02.0 59

64

60.0 61.0 64

73

54.4

50.4 56.5

57.0

E.

E.

N.E.

N.E.

...

78. 52.3 12.6 20.3 50.4

58.1

62.1

53.2

56.0 72

67

48.8 50.0

2.72.

:

:

:

0.73 inches.

itain fell on

3 days.

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1.82

8

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>>

(3.4

0.03

13

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.

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22

3334

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0.03

B. ?. AYRES,

Surgeon.

196

1880.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25?u FEBRUARY, 1880.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER AT THE UNDERMENTIONED STATIONS.

HARBOUR OFFICE.

DAY AND DATE.

Saturday,

14th

February.

9

HOUR.

BAROMETER.

THERMOMETER,

Attd.

Max.

Min.

30.118.0

Wet.

38.0 57.0

Noon | 30.10 | 60.5 61,0 | 55,0 60.0 | 59.01

0 TO 12.

Direc-

tion.

WINDS

Forec.

WEATHER.

RAIN FALL.

In incles during

previous 24 hours,

JAROMETER,

STONE CUTTERS ISLAND.

THERMOMETER,

WINDS 0 TO 12.

Attd.

Max.

Min.

Div.

Direc- tion.

C.

b.c.

3

30.03 62.0|

62.0 | 60.5

C.

29.94 64.0

29.98 62.0

50.5 | 59,0| E

29.9864.0 62.556.0 68.5 | 62.0 | E

25.0 1.0 E

Sunday,

9

30.15 63.0

| 63.0 62.0

c.r.t.

29.98 | 65.0

€4.50.0 | KW

2

15th Neon 30.1164.5 67.0

62.5|64.0 | 62.5

e.r.).

20.93 060|66.0 21.0 ( (44.0 NE

0.27

February. 3

30.04 65.5

65.063.0

C.

29.05 | 67.0

67.0 | 66.6 | Calm

9

30.1361.0

Noon

3 30.05 59.0

Monday,

16th

February.

Tuesday, 9

17th Noon

February. 3

Wednesday, 9

18th Noon 30.02 | 62.0 C1.0 | 59.0 62.0 60.0 February. 3 29.98 61.0

61.0 59.0

30.12 60.0 62.0 59.0 60.0 | 59.0

...

30.10|G1.0

59.0 | 58.0

T

61.0 60.0

30.07 | 62.5 63.0|58.0 62.0 | 61.0

30.01 | 62.0

02.0 60.5

30.05 61.0

61.0 60.0

61.060.0

True wind cannot be registered.

c.t.

29.96 64.0

c.r.

29.96 64.0 68.0

c.r.

29.94 | 64.0

62.0 61.0 | E

59.061,531.0 E

60.5

eil n.

0.92

c.m.

29.94 64.0

| 62.5 | 62.0 | E

c.m.

29.94 66.0 65.0|59.0 65.064.0 E

c.nt.

0.11

c.m.

29.90 | 65.0

63. 62.0 E

0.m.

c.m.

29.90 64.0

62.5 62.0 E

c.m.

29.90 65.0 65.5| 60,9|64.5 63.0 || B

0.00

c.m.

29.87 66.0

03.062.0 | ESE

3

!

Thursday, 9

19th

February.

30.11 60.0 Noon 30.08 62.0 62.058.01 62.0 || 59.5

co 520

C.

29.94 63.0

C.

29.94 64.0 65.0

60.0159,0 | N 58.0|62.061.0 E

0.01

3

30.03 60.0

60.0 59.0

c.m.

29.94 64.0

Friday, 9

20th Noon

February. 3

...

30.12 60.0

30.10 | 59.0 | 62,057,059,057,5

30.06 59.0

60.0 | 59.0

c.m.

29.95 63.0

c.m.

29.95 | 63.0 63.0

50.0 58.0

c.m.

29.95 63.0

C1.0 20.0 E

09.059.5 N 57.0 | 58,558.0] N

40.0 69.0|N

n.d.

0.1.

0.7.

0.03

1880.

CAPE D'AGUILAR. HEIGHT 170 FEET.

THERMOMETER.

Atid

Max.

Min.

Wet.

WINDS

0 TO 12.

Direc-

tion.

Force.

WEATHER.

56,056.0 NNE 4 o.d.

VICTORIA TEAK. HEIGHT 1,823 FEET.

WINES

DAY AND

DATE.

HOUR.

BAROMETER.

RAIN FALL.

In inches during

previous 24 hours.

BAROMETER.

Atta.

THERMOMETER,

0 TO 12.

2011

Direc tion.

WEATION.

RAIN FALLA

In inclus during

presless 24 bun mai

Saturday,

14th

February.

Sunday,

15th

February.

9 29.99 60.0

Noon

28.20 55.0

58.0155.0

SE

3

29.99 60.0 63.058.0 58.0|56,0| NNE 3

29.94 | 61.0

60.058.0 NNE 2

o.m.

0.14

o.m.

28.23 60.0 | 62.0 50.0 | 00 600 SE

28.20 602.0

0.15

62.0 SKE

9

29.99 | 63.0

61.0 60.0|N

...

p.t.

28.29 57.0

NW

Noon

29.98 | 63.0 | 63.0 54.0 61.0' 60.0 | N

3 29.95 63.0

c.p.v. 0.11

1.0 60.0 NNE

2

O.V.

28.25| 60.0 | 60.0 | 58.0 28.22 | 60.0

E

V.C.

0.21

T

Monday,

16th

February.

Noon

3 29.94 61.0

29.96 63.0

29.97 62.0 64.0|56.0|58.0|57,0|N

58,057.0 N

...

57.0 57.0 N

r.u.

28.2355.0

o.u.

0.73

O.T.

28.16 55.0 55.0 53.0

28.35 | 57.0

0.85

ESE

Tuesday,

9 29.94 62.0

17th

Noon 29.94 62.0 | 62

February. 3

29.90 60.0

50.059.0 N

054.0|59.0 | 59.0 | N

59.0 | 59.0 | N

1

d.g.

28.28 61.0

:

61.0 61.0] SE

d.d. 0.05

d.g.

28.23 62.0 62.0 5.0

28.18 61.0

62.01 SE

0.12

SD

Wednesday, 9

29.94 62.0

39.0|59.0 | N

1

d.g.

28.18 61.0

***

SE

18th Noon | 29.90 | 62.0 | 59.0|53.0|59.0 | 59,0| N

3

February.

Thursday, 9

29.90 62.5

59.059,0|N

29.97 62.0

19th

February.

Friday, 20th

58,0|56,0| N

Noon 29.99|62,0|60,0|53,0|58,0|57.0] NNE

3 29.92 | 62.0

58,0 58.0 N

3 o.h.

3 o.h.

2 o.d.

0.00

28.24 55.0 | 56,0 | 52.0 | 55.0 55.0 SD

0.00

28.1935.0

66.6|55,0| ESE

Ad.

...

9 29.94 61.0

58.057.0 NE

Noon 29.95 | 62.0 | 63.0|54.0|61.0|59,0 | N

2

o.g.

28.2457.0

3

o.d.

0.00

February.

3

29.93 | 62.0

60.0 | 60.0 | N

o.h.

$7. STO SE 23.23 56.0 | 56,0 | 52.0 | 50.01 30.0]E 28.18157.0

of.

0.20

57.0 | 57.0 | ESE

:

0.10.

d.m.

0.01

28.18 64.0 | 64.0|57.

SE

0.00

28.14 62.0

...

62.0 SE

28.2154.0

54.0 54.0 E

 STATE OF WEATHER:--b. blue sky; c. clouds (detached); d. drizzling rain ; ? focky; z. gloomy; b, hail; 7. lightning; za, misty (lazy); o. overenst: y, passing showersy g. squally; r. rain; s. snow: t. thunder; u, ugly (tareatening) appearance of weather; e. visibility, (objects at a distance unusually visible); e. wet (dow).

"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.

0

Calm

Light Air

2

Light Breeze.....

3

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

Just sufficient to give steerage way.

Gentle Brenze

Moderate Breeze Fresh BrecZA............ Strong Breeze.

Moderate Gale.... Fresh Gale............... Strong Gale

10

Whole Gale

11

Storm

12

Hurricane,

With which the above Ship with all ail 1 to 2 knots..

set and clean fail would go in smooth 3 to 4

Water......

15:06 (Royals, &e..

Un which she could just carry in chase,ouble Reefs and Jib, &c.

Single Reefs and T. G. Sails full and by

Triple Reefs, &c. Close Reefs and Courses

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

Pare Poles、、、、

Rate of the Wind per Hour in Mites.

deme the Pres

0 10 2

0

3 10

11 - 15

10 20

21

25

20 30

36

37

14

45 62

53 --- 09

61

69 79-80 above 20

10

12

1 ?? ?2 ? ????

9

???, ?

,1

7 or Nu?uKONG.

ry Jurisdiction,

ther notice.

?i Jurisdiction, Thursday, until

Cutt

E. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

YCOURT OF

* will be held on until further

5 PLUNKET, Jogostrar.

OF HONGKONG

ANTONIO Noro- set, Victoria, en adjudged adjudication of

art of Hong- sery, in the sluiter fy the

ination, and →harge, will

JOAN SMALE, ur', at the KOSE, OB

CSKET

6. PLUNKET,

Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG IN BANKRUPTCY.

NOTICE, in the Colony of Hongkong, lately trading under the name or style of J. INGLIS & Co., having been adjudged Bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong, on the 31st day of January, 1880, is hereby required to surrender himself to the Honourable CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET, the Registrar of the said Court, at the FIRST MEETING of Creditors to be held by the said Registrar, on THURS- DAY, the Fourth day of March, 1880, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Office of the Registrar of the said Court.

[OTI?E. —J 0 μN INGLIS, of Wanchai,

The said CHARLES BUSHE PLUNKET is the Official Assignee, and Mr. H. L. DENNYS is the Solicitor in the Bankruptcy.

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 discharge, of which sitting, notice will be given in the Hongkong Government Gazette.

At the First Meeting of Creditors, the Regis- trar will receive the Proofs of the Debts of the Creditors, and the Creditors who shall have proved their debts respectively, or the majority of the value of the said Creditors are hereby directed to choose at such meeting an Assignee or Assignees of the Bankrupt's Estate and Effects, to be called the Creditors' Assignee or Assignecs.

Dated the 25th day of February, 1880.

H. L. DENNYS. Solicitor.

FOR SALE.

HE CITIES AND TOWNS OF CHINA,

THE

A Dictionary of Reference,

By

G. M. II. PLAYFAIR.

Price--S8.00 per Copy, bound. Apply to

MESSES. NORONHA & Co.

25

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LANE, CRAWFORD & Co KELLY & WALSH, MCEWEN, FRICKEL & Co. Hongkong, 27th January, 1880.

FOR SALE.

THE Undersigned having yet a few

copies of the

Revd. W. LOBSCHEID'S

Chinese & English Dictionary, beautifully bound up, now offer them at reduced price of $2.50 each.

Half bound,.

....$2 each.

NORONHA & Co.

Hongkong, 1st October, 1879.

NORONHA & Co.,

PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS & STATIONERS

AND

Printers to the Government of Hongkong,

Nos. 5, 7 & 9, ZETLAND STREET,

HONGKONG.

ESTABLISHED, 1844.

Letter-Press Printing. Copper-Plate Printing.

Play-bills, Hand-bills, Programmes,

Posters, fc., fc..

neatly printed in coloured ink.

LARGE ASSORTMENTS OF VISITING, BALL

MENU AND SEAT CARDS.

Printed and Published by Norosha & Co., Printers to the Hongkong Government.

A

?QUI·

DIE

LET

MON.

PDROIT.

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

轅 港 香

Dubli obcb

VICTORIA, WEDNESDAY, 3RD MARCH, 1880.

日三十月正年辰庚

VOL. XXVI.

日三初月三年十八百八千一

簿六十二第

第報憲

VERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

titis Pin Chinese, for the information portion of the Community, of some ment Notifications are inserted

is to be understood that in case of

the sense of the English and Chinese

se of the English text must be

By Command,

a Neretary's Office.

W. H. MARSHI,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 17th November, 1879.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Showing Agerant, duly certified, of the Anout of BANK NOTES in Circulation

2. during the Month ending 31s su, is published for general informa-

By Command,

Sretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Baghong, 28th February, 1880.

g.

?VERAGE

SPECIE

AMOUNT. IN RESERVE.

$

Corporation

684,217

250,000

438,045

150,000

nia Australia

523.679

250,000

2,979,568

800,000

.61 3,826,100 1,430,000

督憲離蒍憲

事照得本澤轅

者仍以英文之意?正此示 文譯出華文間有未能腦合

港華人週知但須知若由英

年七八

之間

號 一千八百七十九年十一月 己卯年 十月 初四日示

十年

英本憲

號二十五算報鸞

庚特

特俾在均簽

抄經

十九日示

庚辰年 正月

寶存現鐵二十五萬大簡

七萬九千五百五十八大 王海匯理銀行 簽發通用鬱紙二百

存現]一百四十五萬大國 [萬六千一百九天

印聆氏所本本

滋新仔

新金山中,匯理銀行 窒存現銀一十五萬大 銀紙四十三萬八千六百五十五大園 通用鄉

有非

四千二百一十七 十紅不

$

More or less.

200

No.53.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, Bun MARCH, 1880.

號三十五第 報憲

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at the Colonial Secre-

tary's Office, until Noon on Thursday, the 18th.

March, 1880, for the making up and supply of

the undermentioned Summer Clothing for the use of the Police Department:-

46 Suits White Duck, for Inspectors, &c.

20 Helmets with 2 Covers and 1 Blue Silk

Puggary each, for Inspectors.

540 Suits Drabette, for Europeans & Indians.

100 Rattan Helmets with 2 Covers and 1

Blue Puggary each.

630 Suits Drabette, for Chinese.

170 Conical Bamboo Hats, for Chinese.

500 Pairs of Shoes, fcr Chinese.

300 Pairs of Stockings, for Chinese.

200 Puggaries.

300 Pairs of Garters, for Chinese.

The Contractor will be supplied with the under-

mentioned Articles only, from the Police Stores ;

all 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.

臺-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 bond, 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 appli- cation at the Office of the Captain Superintendent of Police.

No Tenders 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,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office,

Hongkong, 28th Februairy, 1880.

+

二 月

+ 11

一千

低任由國家棄取各言週知此示 如欲取投票格式紙及看各號衣欸樣與及各歎詳細者准赴巡捕廳謈領?至投遞之票如不用格式經填遞者不收錄所落之票價錢不分高 等衣物料俱歸承人自辦凡機票之人須有財庫作銀一百六國收單晶齡方准下葉?所藩票被取該人推麼不肯承辦將該項充入公庫 已上各欸或辦多辦少不等其自帆布原色帆布衫鈕?鈕衫扣紅洋布灣紅條五公關自個湯已上八百差役貨倉所出其餘針線縫工及

五 二百條 華礎三百對並襪帶 帽一百讓每瑱要間行帽套二個油純帽帶一條 華差原色帆布蒸菁六百三十套 華塵竹書補一百七十康 華鬱五百對 印度差頭車 經差自帆布衫跨四十六發 離經帽二十頂頂要行帽套二個號帽帶一露 微開團慶經原?機布發五百四套 洲美絲

正月十九

+

計開

二月初八

拜四王午止截

The following Notice to Mariners is published

34.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 3RD MARCH, 1880.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

for general information.

知俾示以憲

201

號四十五第報憲

九正庚

週印告將督奉司

日月辰

十年

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office,

W. H. MARSH,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 28th February, 1880.

Government of China.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[No. 112.]

CHINA SEA.

ZE RIVER--SHANGHAI DISTRICT.

Wreck Near the "Tungsha."

kamais bewby?given that the junk wrecked about 3

W. by N. frein the Tungsha light-vessel, and referred

To Mariners, No. 111, has been blown up.

inder of the Inspector General of Customs,

DAVID M. HENDERSON,

Engineer-in-Chief,

船有事

變或

更係

總稅

務創赫

?

等時

赫 憲劄

記為華·

船隻周知偏

左口因彰改行本

船查

有海造

增沿司

現江伸裁

經海得

轟關行

沿海沿江建造燈塔浮樁等

將其情勢開列於左 計開 司所屬界內吳淞口外所有沉溺華船現經

長其

?此合?遵行出示通曉各處船隻

華船一隻現經用火藥轟燉無餘

十一號示內所云距該燈船向西少北約九里沉有 一長江口外太倉州崇明縣銅沙燈船前於第一

以此船

月忘

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第一百十二號示

有百

燬稅江造椿 合海

LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS ADDRESSED TO CHINESE.

ME CUSTODIN,

edman 2967. Pruary, 1880.

政使

通行曉諭事照得本總 稅務營造處總營造司韓

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