Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1899

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

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Published by Authority.

 

No. 1.

號一第

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 7TH JANUARY, 1899.

日六十二月一十年戌戊 日七初月正年九十九百八千一

VOL. XLV.

簿五十四第

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 1.

It is hereby notified that His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Police

Sergeant No. 65, D. MCLENNAN, to be an Inspector of Nuisances under section 9 of The Public Health Ordinance, No. 24 of 1887.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 2.

    His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint ARNOLD HACKNEY HOLLINGSWORTH to be Acting Sanitary Surveyor, with effect from the 3rd instant during the absence of RICHARD FREDERICK DRURY from the Colony or until further notice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.- No. 3.

His Excellency the Governor has given his assent, in the name and on behalf of the QUEEN, to the following Ordinances passed by the Legislative Council:-

No. 30 of 1898, entitled-An Ordinance to amend the Waterworks Ordinances, 1890 to

1897.

No. 31 of 1898, entitled-An Ordinance for the Naturalization of WONG SHU TONG alias

WONG KA YAU alias WONG WING KWAN.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

報門 轅 港 香

Published by Authority.

No. 1.

號一第

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 7TH JANUARY, 1899.

日六十二月一十年戌戊 日七初月正年九十九百八千一

VOL. XLV.

簿五十四第

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 1.

It is hereby notified that His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Police

Sergeant No. 65, D. MCLENNAN, to be an Inspector of Nuisances under section 9 of The Public Health Ordinance, No. 24 of 1887.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 2.

    His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint ARNOLD HACKNEY HOLLINGSWORTH to be Acting Sanitary Surveyor, with effect from the 3rd instant during the absence of RICHARD FREDERICK DRURY from the Colony or until further notice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.- No. 3.

His Excellency the Governor has given his assent, in the name and on behalf of the QUEEN, to the following Ordinances passed by the Legislative Council:-

No. 30 of 1898, entitled-An Ordinance to amend the Waterworks Ordinances, 1890 to

1897.

No. 31 of 1898, entitled-An Ordinance for the Naturalization of WONG SHU TONG alias

WONG KA YAU alias WONG WING KWAN.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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Construction

and short title.

Amendment

of sec. 17 of Ordinance 16

of 1890.

Amendment of sec. 2 of Ordinance 16 of 1890.

Amendment of sec. 5 of

Ordinance 16 of 1890.

Amendment of sec. 3 of Ordinance 6 of 1895.

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No. 30 of 1898.

An Ordinance to amenl the Waterworks

Ordinances, 1890 to 1897.

HENRY A. BLAKE, Governor.

[4th January, 1899.]

Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. This Ordinance shall be read and construed as one with Ordinance No. 16 of 1890 (as amended by Ordinance No. 5 of 1892, No. 6 of 1895, and No. 19 of 1897), which is hereinafter called the principal Ordinance.

This Ordinance may be cited as "The Waterworks Ordi- nance, 1898," and this and the four above-mentioned Ordi- nances may be cited together as "The Waterworks Ordi- nances, 1890 to 1898."

2. Section 17 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended by inserting after the words "Water taken or used" and before the word "Provided" the following

clause:

(4.) To disconnect the service of water to any tenement or to diminish, withhold, or suspend, stop, turn off or divert the supply of water to any tenement through or by means of any service, either wholly or in part. 3. Section 2 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amend- ed, so far as the interpretation of non-domestic supply which is contained in that section is concerned, by inserting after the words "Any water from the waterworks used for" the words" any other purpose than that of a domestic supply and shall include any water from the waterworks used for," and by striking out the words "cultivated or occupied as a means of pecuniary profit."

4. Section 5 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amend- ed by adding after the words "it shall be connected by the Water Authority to the water-works" the words "at the cost of the owner of the tenement," and by striking out of the said section the words "in the manner hereafter directed."

5. Section 3 of Ordinance 6 of 1895 is hereby amended by inserting after the words "in his discretion to fix meters the words at the cost of the respective owners of the tenements for measuring the supply to which such meters are fixed."

6. Any sum of money paid by any person before the passing of this Ordinance for connecting to the 'water- works a service for the supply of water, or for fixing meters in the case of, or for the consumption of water supplied to, fields or gardens which were not cultivated or occupied as a means of pecuniary profit, shall be deemed to have been legally and properly paid by such person, and no action, suit, or other proceeding whatever shall lie for the recovery of any such sum.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, is 30th day of December, 1898.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils.

Assented to by His Excellency the Governor, the 4th

day of January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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No. 31 of 1898.

An Ordinance for the Naturalization of WONG SHU TONG alias WONG KA YAU alias WONG WING KWAN.

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HENRY A. BLAKE, Governor.

[4th January, 1899.]

WHEREAS WONG SHU TONG(), alias WONG KA YAU (), alias WONG WING KWAN (A), is now employed as compradore to the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company at Victoria, in this Colony, and is a partner in the I SHANG (4) firm, carrying on business as coal merchants at No. 68, Praya Central at Victoria aforesaid, and owns considerable landed property in this Colony, and has resided in this Colony for the last forty years, and has declared his intention of residing here permanently, and has petitioned to be naturalized as a British subject, within the limits of this Colony, and whereas it is expedient that he should be so naturalized :

BE it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows :--

tion of

1. WONG SHU TONG(), alias WONG KA Naturaliza- Yau(黃家猷), alias Wone Wine Kwan (黃樂坤), WONG SHU shall be, and he is, hereby, naturalized as a British subject, TONG. within this Colony, and shall enjoy therein, but not else- where, all the rights, advantages and privileges of a British subject, on his taking the Oath of Allegiance under the Promissory Oaths Ordinance, 1869.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 30th day of December, 1898.

J. G. T. BUCkle, Clerk of Councils.

Assented to by His Excellency the Governor, the 4th day of January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 4.

The following is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

In accordance with the terms of the Rating Ordinance, No. 15 of 1888, Owners and Occupiers of Tenements are reminded that Rates for the First Quarter of 1899 are payable in advance on or before the 31st of January, 1899.

If any person shall fail to pay such rates on or before the 28th February, 1899, proceedings will be taken in the Supreme Court for their recovery without further notice.

    No refund of rates on vacant tenements will be granted, unless such rates have been paid during and within the month of January.

Treasury, Hongkong, 3rd January, 1899.

A. M. THOMSON, Acting Colonial Treasurer,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7rm JANUARY, 1899.

No. 31 of 1898.

An Ordinance for the Naturalization of WONG SHU TONG alias WONG KA YAU alias WONG WING KWAN.

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HENRY A. BLAKE, Governor.

[4th January, 1899.]

WHEREAS WONG SHU TONG(), alias WONG KA YAU (), alias WONG WING KWAN (A), is now employed as compradore to the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company at Victoria, in this Colony, and is a partner in the I SHANG (4) firm, carrying on business as coal merchants at No. 68, Praya Central at Victoria aforesaid, and owns considerable landed property in this Colony, and has resided in this Colony for the last forty years, and has declared his intention of residing here permanently, and has petitioned to be naturalized as a British subject, within the limits of this Colony, and whereas it is expedient that he should be so naturalized :

BE it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows :--

tion of

1. WONG SHU TONG(), alias WONG KA Naturaliza- Yau(黃家猷), alias Wone Wine Kwan (黃樂坤), WONG SHU shall be, and he is, hereby, naturalized as a British subject, TONG. within this Colony, and shall enjoy therein, but not else- where, all the rights, advantages and privileges of a British subject, on his taking the Oath of Allegiance under the Promissory Oaths Ordinance, 1869.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 30th day of December, 1898.

J. G. T. BUCkle, Clerk of Councils.

Assented to by His Excellency the Governor, the 4th day of January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 4.

The following is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

In accordance with the terms of the Rating Ordinance, No. 15 of 1888, Owners and Occupiers of Tenements are reminded that Rates for the First Quarter of 1899 are payable in advance on or before the 31st of January, 1899.

If any person shall fail to pay such rates on or before the 28th February, 1899, proceedings will be taken in the Supreme Court for their recovery without further notice.

    No refund of rates on vacant tenements will be granted, unless such rates have been paid during and within the month of January.

Treasury, Hongkong, 3rd January, 1899.

A. M. THOMSON, Acting Colonial Treasurer,

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 5.

The following Minutes are published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 26.

  Minutes of the proceedings of the SANITARY BOARD, at a meeting held on Thursday, the 22nd day of December, 1898.

PRESENT:

The Principal Civil Medical Officer, (Dr. JOHN MITFORD ATKINSON), President.

The Captain Superintendent of Police, (The Honourable FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Vice-President.

The Acting Registrar General, (JAMES DYER BALL, Esquire).

The Medical Officer of Health, (Dr. FRANCIS WILLIAM CLARK).

  Minutes. The minutes of a meeting held on the 15th day of December, 1898, and of a confidential meeting held on the same date, were confirmed.

  Scavenging Contracts for the Villages.--The conditions of Scavenging Contracts for the Villages were considered and adopted as amended.

Bubonic Plague.-The Acting Registrar General addressed the Board and pursuant to notice moved

That in view of the alleged recrudescence of Bubonic Plague in Canton and its neighbourhood, the Government be asked to take steps for the medical inspection of passengers from Canton whether arriving by river steamer or native craft.

The Medical Officer of Health seconded.

The President addressed the Board.

The Captain Superintendent of Police addressed the Board and moved as an amendment-

That in view of the alleged occurrence of cases of Bubonic Plague in and around Canton, the Board recommend

the Government to take steps to ascertain whether such discase is prevalent in that neighbourhood.

The President seconded.

  The original resolution was then withdrawn by the Acting Registrar General, and notice given that he would move it at the next meeting of the Board.

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The amendment was then put as a resolution, and carried unanimously.

Foot and Mouth disease.-A report by the Colonial Veterinary Surgeon concerning an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease at the East Point Dairy Farm was read and considered.

The President moved-

That shed Cat the East Point Dairy Farm be declared an infected area, in accordance with Bye-law 12 made under section 1 of Ordinance 10 of 1898, as substituted for sub-section (5) of section 2 of Ordinance 17 of

1887.

The Medical Officer of Health seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Bubonic Plague Returns.-Bubonic Plague returns from Bombay for November 8th to 21st, 1898, were laid on the table.

 Mortality Returns.-The mortality returns for the Colony of Hongkong for the week ending December 18th, 1898, were laid on the table.

The President moved-

That strangers be requested to withdraw.

The Medical Officer of Health seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

A confidential meeting of the Board was then held.

Adjournment.-The Board then adjourned until Thursday, the 5th day of January, 1899.

Confirmed this 5th day of January, 1899.

FRANCIS W. CLARK,

Acting Secretary...,

J. M. ATKINSON,

President.

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   Minutes of the proceedings of the SANITARY BOARD, at a special meeting held on Tuesday, the 3rd day of January, 1899.

PRESENT:

The Principal Civil Medical Officer, (Dr. JOHN MITFORD ATKINSON), President.

The Captain Superintendent of Police, (The Honourable FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Vice-President.

The Director of Public Works, (The Honourable ROBERT DALY ORMSBY).

The Acting Registrar General, (JAMES DYER BALL, Esquire).

    Cattle Disease.-A report from the Colonia! Veterinary Surgeon intimating that Foot and Mouth Disease had spread to the other sheds of the East Point Dairy Company's premises at Wong-nei-chong, and advising that the whole of these premises be declared to be infected, was read.

The President addressed the Board and moved--

That the whole of these premises he declared an infected area in accordance with Bye-law 12 made under section

1 of Ordinance 10 of 1898, as substituted for sub-section (5) of section 2 of Ordinance 17 of 1887.

The Hon. Captain Superintendent of Police seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Adjournment.-The Board then adjourned until Thursday, the 5th day of January, 1899.

Confirmed this 5th day of January, 1899.

FRANCIS W. CLARK,

Acting Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 6.

The following Notice is published.

By Command,

J. M. ATKINSON,

President.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1899.

NOTICE.

   Government are prepared to receive offers for the lease by the year for farming or gardening purposes of an area of open terraced land, between two and three acres in extent, in the Sookunpoo Valley, behind the Cotton Mills, formerly cultivated with paddy. Only temporary matsheds can be erected on the land, and the lease will be subject to cancellation on three months' notice. Offer to be sent to the Colonial Secretary before Noon on the 16th January, 1899.

Public Works Department, Hongkong, 4th January, 1899.

R. D. ORMSBY, Director of Public Works.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 7.

    Information has been received from the Military Authorities that Artillery Practice will take place from Sywan Hill (near Lyemun), between the 17th and 19th of January, 1899, in a Southerly direction over a land range, against spurs on Mount Parker; and also in a South-Easterly direction over a land range on to a hill.

All

persons are warned to keep clear of the ranges, which will be indicated by Gunners placed on piquet for that purpose, whilst practice is being carried out.

All persons are, moreover, warned, that any unexploded shell should not be touched.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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   Minutes of the proceedings of the SANITARY BOARD, at a special meeting held on Tuesday, the 3rd day of January, 1899.

PRESENT:

The Principal Civil Medical Officer, (Dr. JOHN MITFORD ATKINSON), President.

The Captain Superintendent of Police, (The Honourable FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Vice-President.

The Director of Public Works, (The Honourable ROBERT DALY ORMSBY).

The Acting Registrar General, (JAMES DYER BALL, Esquire).

    Cattle Disease.-A report from the Colonia! Veterinary Surgeon intimating that Foot and Mouth Disease had spread to the other sheds of the East Point Dairy Company's premises at Wong-nei-chong, and advising that the whole of these premises be declared to be infected, was read.

The President addressed the Board and moved--

That the whole of these premises he declared an infected area in accordance with Bye-law 12 made under section

1 of Ordinance 10 of 1898, as substituted for sub-section (5) of section 2 of Ordinance 17 of 1887.

The Hon. Captain Superintendent of Police seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Adjournment.-The Board then adjourned until Thursday, the 5th day of January, 1899.

Confirmed this 5th day of January, 1899.

FRANCIS W. CLARK,

Acting Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 6.

The following Notice is published.

By Command,

J. M. ATKINSON,

President.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1899.

NOTICE.

   Government are prepared to receive offers for the lease by the year for farming or gardening purposes of an area of open terraced land, between two and three acres in extent, in the Sookunpoo Valley, behind the Cotton Mills, formerly cultivated with paddy. Only temporary matsheds can be erected on the land, and the lease will be subject to cancellation on three months' notice. Offer to be sent to the Colonial Secretary before Noon on the 16th January, 1899.

Public Works Department, Hongkong, 4th January, 1899.

R. D. ORMSBY, Director of Public Works.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 7.

    Information has been received from the Military Authorities that Artillery Practice will take place from Sywan Hill (near Lyemun), between the 17th and 19th of January, 1899, in a Southerly direction over a land range, against spurs on Mount Parker; and also in a South-Easterly direction over a land range on to a hill.

All

persons are warned to keep clear of the ranges, which will be indicated by Gunners placed on piquet for that purpose, whilst practice is being carried out.

All persons are, moreover, warned, that any unexploded shell should not be touched.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 8.

The following Notice is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

KOWLOON WATER SUPPLY.

Owing to the scarcity of water, the supply in the public mains in Kowloon Peninsula will be turned on from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. only, until further notice.

Public Works Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

R. D. ORMSBY,

Water Authority.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 9.

The following Letter is published.

By Command,

Misc.

SIR,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

I have the honour to inform you that on the struck an uncharted rock off the coast of Brunei an

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

H. B. M.'s Consulate, BRUNEI,

LABUAN, 20th December, 1898.

8th of this month of December the S.S. Abana was run on shore by the Captain to save life.

2. The ship carried a cargo of 5,700 tons of Welsh Coal for the Russian Government at Port Arthur.

3. The rock lies in the direct fairway of ships entering and leaving Labuan.

4. The position of the wreck is-

Latitude.........

Longitude.

5° 3′ 46′′ N.

.115° 4'

E.

Pelong rock bearing N.W. 14 miles.

5. The position of the rock is--

Latitude..... Longitude

5° 6′ 30′′ N.

.115° 3' 30" E.

Pelong rock bearing S.S.W. 2 miles.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your Excellency's most obedient Servant,

ARTHUR KEYSER,

H.B.M.'s Acting Consul for Brunei and Borneo.

To His Excellency

Sir HENRY BLAKE, K.C.M.G.,

The Governor of Hongkong.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 10.

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    The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the spot, on Monday, the 23rd day of January, 1899, at 3 p.m., are published for general informa tion.

By Command,

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

Particulars and Conditions of the letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Monday, the 23rd day of January, 1899, at 3 p.m., by Order of His Excellency the Governor, of One Lot of Crown Land, in the Colony of Hongkong, for a term of 75 Years.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOT.

No.

of

Registry No.

Sale.

Boundary Measurements. Contents

LOCALITY.

in

Annual Upset

Rent. Price.

N.

S.

E.

feet.

w. Square ft.

feet. feet. feet.

1

Inland Lot 1,518.

Macdonnell Road, (between Kennedy

and Bowen Roads),.............

110' 110'

140' 140' 15,400 106

1,848

+

CONDITIONS OF SALE.

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

2. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $25.

    3. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the Purchaser shall sign the Memorandum of Agreement, hereinafter contained, for completing the purchase according to these Conditions, and shall, within Three Days of the day of sale, pay into the Colonial Treasury the full amount of Premium at which the Lot shall have been purchased.

    4. The Purchaser of the Lot shall also pay to the Land Officer, on behalf of Her Majesty the QUEEN, the sum of $15 within three days of the day of sale, for and in consideration of the Boundary Stones, properly cut, fixed, and marked with the Registry Number, which shall be placed by the Director of Public Works, for the Purchaser, at each angle of the Lot.

    5. The Purchaser of the Lot shall pay to the Land Officer, on behalf of Her Majesty the QUEEN, a Fee of $15 upon the execution of the Crown Lease thereof.

    6. The Purchaser of the Lot shall build and finish, fit for occupation, before the expiration of eighteen calendar months from the day of sale, in a good, substantial and workmanlike manner, one good and permanent messuage or tenement upon some part of his Lot, with walls of stone or brick and lime-mortar and roof of tiles or such other materials as may be approved by the Director of Public Works, and in other respects in accordance with the conditions of the Building Ordinances, No. 25 of 1891, and No. 7 of 1895, and shall expend thereon a sum of not less than $8,000 in rateable improvements.

    7. The Purchaser of the Lot shall pay into the Treasury a proportionate part of the annual rental specified in the particulars herein before contained on the 24th day of June next, and thereafter shall pay such annual rental by equal half-yearly payments on the 25th day of December and the 24th day of June in each and every year during the term of 75 years hereinbefore mentioned.

8. When the conditions herein contained have been complied with to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works, the Purchaser of the Lot shall be entitled to, and shall execute, on demand, a Lease from the Crown of the Piece of Ground comprised in such Lot for 75 Years, to be computed from the day of sale, at such Annual Rental, payable half-yearly on the 25th day of December and the 24th day of June in every Year, as is specified in the Particulars of such Lot herein before contained; and such Crown Lease shall be subject to, and contain, all Exceptions, Reservations, Covenants, Clauses, and Conditions inserted in the Crown Leases of Inland Lots in the Colony of Hongkong.

9. Should the Purchaser neglect, or fail to comply with these Con litions, his Premium, or any portion thereof which may be paid, shall be thereupon forfeited to Her Majesty, who shall be at full liberty either to enforce the Sale, or to re-sell the Property at such time and place, and in such manner as to Her Majesty shall seem fit, and, in case of a re-sale the increase, if any, of the Premium or Purchase Money shall be retained by Her Majesty, and the deficiency, if any, and all, Costs and Expenses shall be made good by the defaulter and be recoverable as liquidated damages, or at the option and pleasure of Her Majesty to re-enter and resume the property as if no sale had ever taken place, in which case also the premium paid by the Purchaser shall be thereupon wholly forfeited to

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Her Majesty. But such re-entry shall not exonerate the present Purchaser upon a subsequent re-sale of the property to make good the deficiency, if any, upon such re-sale and all costs and expenses as ascertained to be recoverable as aforesaid.

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

SPECIAL CONDITION.

The design of the Buildings proposed to be erected to be subject to the approval of the Director of Public Works.

Director of Public Works.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASER.

Memorandum that

of

the person whose name is hereunder written has been declared the highest bidder for the Lot described in the foregoing Particulars of Sale and hereunder specified opposite to his said name and signature, and does hereby agree to become the Lessee thereof under and subject to the fore- going Conditions of Sale, and on his part to perform and abide by the said Conditions.

Number of Sale Lot.

Registry Number

and

Description of Lot Purchased.

Amount of

Annual Rental. Premium at which

Purchased.

1

Inland Lot No. 1,518.

$106

Witness to Signature of Purchaser.

Signature of Purchaser.

Director of Public Works.

Witness to Signature of Director of Public Works.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 11.

The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the spot, on Tuesday, the 24th day of January, 1899, at 3 p.m., are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

l'articulars and Conditions of the letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Tuesday, the 24th day of January, 1899, at 3 p.m., by Order of His Excellency the Governor, of One Lot of Crown Land, at Mong Kok Tsui, Kowloon, in the Colony of Hongkong, for a term of 75 Years.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOT.

No.

of

Registry

:

NO.

Sale.

LOCALITY.

Kowloon

Inland Lot

1

No. 879.

Mong Kok Tsui,.......

Boundary Measurements. Contents

in

N.

S.

E.

W.

Square ft.

Annual Upset

Rent.

Price.

feet.

feet. feet. feet.

150'

150 151.8" 151.8" 22,750 182 2,730

CONDITIONS OF SALE.

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

2. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $25.

3. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the Purchaser shall sign the Memorandum of Agreement, hereinafter contained, for completing the purchase according to these Conditions, and shall, within Three Days of the day of sale, pay into the Colonial Treasury the full amount of Premium at which the Lot shall have been purchased.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. 7TH JANUARY, 1899.

Her Majesty. But such re-entry shall not exonerate the present Purchaser upon a subsequent re-sale of the property to make good the deficiency, if any, upon such re-sale and all costs and expenses as ascertained to be recoverable as aforesaid.

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

SPECIAL CONDITION.

The design of the Buildings proposed to be erected to be subject to the approval of the Director of Public Works.

Director of Public Works.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASER.

Memorandum that

of

the person whose name is hereunder written has been declared the highest bidder for the Lot described in the foregoing Particulars of Sale and hereunder specified opposite to his said name and signature, and does hereby agree to become the Lessee thereof under and subject to the fore- going Conditions of Sale, and on his part to perform and abide by the said Conditions.

Number of Sale Lot.

Registry Number

and

Description of Lot Purchased.

Amount of

Annual Rental. Premium at which

Purchased.

1

Inland Lot No. 1,518.

$106

Witness to Signature of Purchaser.

Signature of Purchaser.

Director of Public Works.

Witness to Signature of Director of Public Works.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 11.

The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the spot, on Tuesday, the 24th day of January, 1899, at 3 p.m., are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

l'articulars and Conditions of the letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Tuesday, the 24th day of January, 1899, at 3 p.m., by Order of His Excellency the Governor, of One Lot of Crown Land, at Mong Kok Tsui, Kowloon, in the Colony of Hongkong, for a term of 75 Years.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOT.

No.

of

Registry

:

NO.

Sale.

LOCALITY.

Kowloon

Inland Lot

1

No. 879.

Mong Kok Tsui,.......

Boundary Measurements. Contents

in

N.

S.

E.

W.

Square ft.

Annual Upset

Rent.

Price.

feet.

feet. feet. feet.

150'

150 151.8" 151.8" 22,750 182 2,730

CONDITIONS OF SALE.

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

2. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $25.

3. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the Purchaser shall sign the Memorandum of Agreement, hereinafter contained, for completing the purchase according to these Conditions, and shall, within Three Days of the day of sale, pay into the Colonial Treasury the full amount of Premium at which the Lot shall have been purchased.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1899.

9

4. The Purchaser of the Lot shall also pay to the Land Officer, on behalf of Her Majesty the QUEEN, the sum of $15 within three days of the day of sale, for and in consideration of the Boundary Stones, properly cut, fixed, and marked with the Registry Number, which shall be placed by the Director of Public Works, for the Purchaser, at each angle of the Lot.

    5. The Purchaser of the Lot shall pay to the Land Officer, on behalf of Her Majesty the QUEEN, a Fee of $15 upon the execution of the Crown Lease thereof.

    6. The Purchaser of the Lot shall build and finish, fit for occupation, before the expiration of eighteen calendar months from the day of sale, in a good, substantial and workmanlike manner, one good and permanent messuage or tenement upon some part of his Lot, with walls of stone or brick and lime-mortar and roof of tiles or such other materials as may be approved by the Director of Public Works, and in other respects in accordance with the conditions of the Building (Amendment) Ordi- nances, No. 25 of 1891 and No. 7 of 1895, and shall expend thereon a sum of not less than $4,000 in rateable improvements.

7. The Purchaser of the Lot shall pay into the Treasury a proportionate part of the annual rental specified in the particulars hereinbefore contained on the 24th day of June next, and thereafter shall pay such annual rental by equal half-yearly payments on the 25th day of December and the 24th day of June in each and every year during the term of 75 years hereinbefore mentioned.

8. When the conditions herein contained have been complied with to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works, the Purchaser of the Lot shall be entitled to, and shall execute, on demand, a Lease from the Crown of the Piece of Ground comprised in such Lot for 75 Years, to be computed from the day of sale, at such Annual Rental, payable half-yearly on the 25th day of December and the 24th day of June in every Year, as is specified in the Particulars of such Lot herein before contained; and such Crown Lease shall be subject to, and contain, all Exceptions, Reservations, Covenants, Clauses, and Conditions inserted in the Crown Leases of Inland Lots in the Colony of Hongkong.

9. Should the Purchaser neglect, or fail to comply with these Conditions, his Premium, or any portion thereof which may be paid, shall be thereupon forfeited to Her Majesty, who shall be at full liberty either to enforce the Sale, or to re-sell the Property at such time and place, and in such manner as to Her Majesty shall seem fit, and in case of a re-sale the increase, if any, of the Premium or Purchase Money shall be retained by Her Majesty, and the deficiency, if any, and all Costs and Expenses shall be made good by the defaulter and be recoverable as liquidated damages, or at the option and pleasure of Her Majesty to re-enter and resume the property as if no sale had ever taken place, in which case also the premium paid by the Purchaser shall be thereupon wholly forfeited to Her Majesty. But such re-entry shall not exonerate the present Purchaser upon a subsequent re-sale of the property to make good the deficiency, if any, upon such re-sale and all costs and expenses as ascertained to be recoverable as aforesaid.

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

SPECIAL CONDITIONS.

    1. The Purchaser of the Lot will be required to fill in the same to levels required by the Director of Public Works and at his own cost and charges to bring the Lot up to level of surrounding Roads.

    2. The laying out of the Lot to be subject to the approval of the Director of Public Works, and all streets and lanes to be resumed by the Government on completion of the Buildings on repayinent of a proportionate part of Premium and remission of a proportionate part of Crown Rent.

Director of Public Works.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASER.

Memorandum that

of

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

Number

of Sale Lot.

Registry Number and Description of Lot Purchased.

Annual Rental.

Amount of Pre- mium at which Purchased.

Signature of Purchaser.

1

Kowloon Inland Lot No. 879.

$182

Witness to Signature of Purchaser.

Witness to Signature of Director of Public Works.

Director of Public Works.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.- No. 12..

The following Returns of the Average amount of BANK NOTEs in Circulation and of Specie in Reserve in Hongkong, during the Month ended 31st December, 1898, as certified by the Managers of the respective Banks, are published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE

IN RESERVE.

$

$

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

2,873,594

2,000,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,..

6,799,128

3,500,000

National Bank of China, Limited,...

448,875

150,000

TOTAL,..........

$

10,121,597

5,650,000

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 13.

The following is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

Government of South Australia.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 2 of 1898.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

WALLAROO BAY.

SPENCER GULF, SOUTH AUSTRALIA,

 Notice is hereby given that the shoal water in the vicinity of the shoal patch South of Riley Shoal, which is marked by a Red Buoy, is of larger extent than shown on the chart.

 Within a radius of 200 feet from the Buoy, there is, in places, not more than 24 fathoms L.W.S., which, however, quickly deepens to 4 fathoms to the North, South, and East.

To the Westward (over a narrow ridge some 100 feet wide), the water gradually deepens from 17 to 23 feet for a distance of three cables.

The Buoy is placed on the South edge of the shoalest water, in 2 fathoms L.W.S., lat. 33° 54′ 10′′ S., long. 137° 35′ 15′′ E.

This notice affects Admiralty Chart No. 402.

Marine Board Offices, Port Adelaide, July 14th, 1898.

THOS. N. STEPHENS,

President Marine Board.

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15

?示第十號

暑輔政使師

喂論開投官地事現本

至等費

督憲札開定於西本年正月二十三日郎禮拜一日下午三鐘在 該處開投官地一段以七十五年?管業之期等因奉此合?出示鹿 諭?此特示

該地一段其形勢開列于左

此號地段?錄內地段第一千五百一十八號坐落麥都那道?堅 尼地道及寶雲道之中該地四至北邊一百一十尺南邊一百一十尺 東邊一百四十尺西邊一百四十尺共計一萬五千四百方尺每年地 秘銀一百零六圓投價以一千八百四十八圓盤底

計開章程列左

二各人出價投地每次增價少至以二十五圓貸額

一般地之價由限底銀數加上以價高者得倘二三人或多人同價互相 爭論則在各股價?擇一價?底再投

三投得該地之人自槌落之後即遵例簽名於合同之下由救得之日起 限三日內須將全價在庫務署呈繳

四?得該地之人由投得之日起限三日內須在田土廳繳銀十五圓以 工務司飭匠用石塊刻好肚明?錄號數安立地每角以標明四

五投得該地之人於印契時例應將公費十五圓呈燉田土廳 六投得該地之人由投得之日起限以十八個月?須用堅固材料及美 善之法建屋宇一間在該地以合居住該屋以石或磚及天墻用瓦 蓋面或用工務司批准之物料而造必須牢實可經久遠其餘各款須

按照一千八百九十一年第二十五條及一千八百九十五年第七條 建築屋宇則例章程建造此券工程估值不得少過八千圓

七役得該地之人須於西本年六月二十四日將其一年應納之稅快 月數分納庫務司以後每年須分兩季清納?於西歷十二月十五日 先納一半其餘一半限至西歷六月十四日完剿至七十五年止 人投得該地之人俟將所有一切章程辦合工務司之意始准領該地 官契由投得之日起准其簪業七十五年照上地段形所定銀每 年分兩季完納?於西歷十二月十五日先納一半!餘一張至西 歷六月廿四日完納?將香港? 官契鞏程印於契 九投得該地之人倘有錯

將其呈繳之地價錢一半或全 數入官或可勒令

開股倘再開投所得

值章誤將

較辦未香

或章?

價時印良

投隨 程

時隨處不論用何方法再將該地 但價若有贏餘全行 如有短細

及一切費用概令違背章程之人補足或將該地官作?未經出投 而仍將投得該地人之全價入庫日後再將該地出投有短細及一 切費用概會前投得該地之人補足

十投得該地之人由投得之日起將該地歸其管 額外章程

擬建屋宇欸式須要工務司批准方可

業主合同式

立合同人某某于某年某月某日投得某處地段遵照上列投?章程 ?作?該地段業主領取官契?

投賣號數

此號係?錄內地段第一千五百一十八號每年地?覦一百零六圓 一千八百九十九年

正 月

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 7TH JANUARY, 1899.

第一十一號 +

署輔政使司師

鮮 諭開投官地事現奉

督憲札開定於西?本年正月二十四日?禮拜二日下午三點鐘在 該處開投官地一段以七十五年?業之期因奉此合出示曉 爺此特示

結地一段其形勢開列於左

此號地段係?錄九龍內地段第八百七十九號坐落大角嘴該地四 至北邊一百五十尺南邊一百五十尺東邊一百五十-尺八寸西邊 一百五十一尺八寸共計二萬二千七百五十方尺每年地稅銀一百 八十二圓股價以二千七百三十圓?底

計開章程列左

一投地之價由限底銀加上以價高者得倘二三人或多人同價則在 前各股價?擇一價?底再投

二各人出價投地每次增價至少以二十五圓?額

三投得該地之人自槌落之後即遵例簽名於合同之下由投得之日起 限三日內須將全價在庫務司署呈繳

四投得該地之人由投得之日起限三?須在田土廳繳銀十五圓以 備工務司飭匠用石塊 明?錄號數安立該地每角以指明四 至等費

投得該地之人於印契時應將公費銀十五圓呈繳田土廳 六投得該地之人由投得之日起計限以十八個月?須用堅固材料及 美善之法堂屋一間在該地內以合居住該屋宇以石或磚及灰泥築 以蓋面或用工務司批進之調樣物料而造必須牢實可經久遠 餘各歎須按照一千八百九十一年第十五條及一千八百九十五 年第七條建築屋宇更正則例章程建造此等工程估值不得少過四 千圓

七投得該地之人須於西歷明年六月十四日將其一年應納稅錢按月

?

分納庫務司自後每年須分兩季清納?於西歷十二月廿五日先納 一半其餘一半限至西歷六月廿四日完納至七十五年止

八投得該地之人俟辦妥一切章程合工務司意始准領該地段官契由 投得之日起准其管業七十五年照上地段形勢所定稅銀每年分兩 季完納?於西歷十二月廿五日先納一半其餘一半限於西?六月 二十四日完納並將香港地段官契章程印於契內

九投得該地之人倘有錯誤未遵章程?將其呈繳之地價銀一半或全 檄入官或可勒令其遵章程辦理或隨時隨處不論用何方法再將該 地間倘再開校所得價值較前投之價若有贏餘全行入官如有短 細及一切費用概令違背章程之人補足或將該地歸官作?未經 投而仍將投得該地人之全償入庫日後再將該地出投倘有短釉及 一切費用概令前投得該地人補足

十投得該地之人由投得之日起將該地段歸其管業 額外章程

一投得該地之人須要自備費費蘚依 工務司主意將該地填平務填 至與四圍道路一律相等

二將該地建築須由 工務司批準方可至屋宇起造完竣後所有街巷 均歸? 國家 管惟補價若干減稅若干照地多少率算給還 業主立合同式

投賣號數

立合同人某某于某年某月某日得某處地段應遵照上列投賣章 程?作?該地段業主領取官契為

此號係?錄九龍內地段第八百七十九號每年地稅銀一百八十二圓 一千八百九十九年

初七日示 正月

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日三初月二十年戌戊 日四十月正年九十九百八千一

簿五十四第

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 14.

    The following Additional Bye-laws, made by the Governor-in-Council on the 9th day of January, 1899, are published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE Smith,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

ADDITIONAL BYE-LAWS

Made by the Governor-in-Council on the 9th day of January, 1899, under Ordinance No. 17 of 1887 as amended by Ordinance No. 12 of 1894 and other Ordinances.

Schedule A.

Cattle Diseases-Bye-law.

Bye-law 1 made by the Governor in Council on the 5th day of May, 1896, is hereby repealed.

18. No animal shall be landed at Pedder's Wharf. Queen's Pier, or Murray Pier, and no animal shall be landed at any wharf in Kowloon except the Police Wharf at Yaumati. No animal shall be landed at any wharf whatever between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Schedule B.

Slaughter-Houses - Bye-law.

    17. No person shall convey or cause to be conveyed or attempt to convey any dead carcase of any animal into any of the Slaughter houses of the Colony for any purpose whatever.

Schedule D. Markets-Bye-laws.

    29. No person shall make use of any unlet stall in any Market, and no unlicensed person shall make use of any part of any market for the sale or storage of food.

    30. No beef or mutton shall be brought into any market or be sold therein, unless bearing the official mark showing its fitness to be used for human food, or unless it has formed part of a carcase

so marked.

COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 15.

   The attention of the Governor having been directed to the similarity of the ribbon attached to the Jubilee Medal with that of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, His Excellency hereby directs that such ribbon may not be worn for any other official medal or decoration than that for which it was instituted, and that the Jubilee Medal must be worn attached to a ribbon not so appropriated.

   His Excellency has further been pleased to approve of the Jubilee Medal being worn with a yellow and white striped ribbon one and a half inches in width, the outer stripes to be of yellow half an inch in width, and the inner stripe to be of white half an inch in width.

   The new ribbon will be obtained by the Government and issued in due course to gentlemen entitled to wear the Jubilee Medal.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 16.

   It is hereby notified that the 1899 Examinations in connection with the "Ouseley" Scholarships for proficiency in Oriental languages will be held in London in the early part of July next.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application to this Office, and intending Candidates should give notice of their intention to compete as soon as possible to the Secretary, School for Modern Oriental Studies, Imperial Institute, London, S.W.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 17.

Lieut. A. H. LEE-NORMAN, Hongkong Volunteers, resigns the appointment of Aide-de-camp to His Excellency the Governor from the 9th instant.

Second Lieut. R. W. J. The Viscount SUIRDALE, 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, is appointed Aide-de-camp to His Excellency the Governor with effect from the 9th instant.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 18.

Wanted several Chinese as Postmen in the General Post Office.

Qualifications:-

Certificate of health and physique from the Principal Civil Medical Officer.

Security for good behaviour to the amount of $50.

A fair knowledge of English and Chinese writing.

  Salary will be at the rate of $15 per month, and two of the successful candidates will, after pro- bation, be selected to superior posts at a salary of $20 per month.

  Applications should be made to the Postmaster General on or before Monday, the 23rd instant, stating name and address, age, education, &c.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 11th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 19.

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The following Return of Stamp Revenue, for the Years 1897 and 1898, respectively, is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT of the Revenue under the Stamp Ordinance, 1886, the Stamp Amendment Ordinances, 1894 and 1895, the Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance, 1889, the Medical Registration Ordinances, 6 of 1884 and 4 of 1893, and for Telegraph Forms, Land Office Fees and Fees of the Supreme Court, for the Years 1897 and 1898, respectively.

Schedule

Number.

DESCRIPTION.

Revenue Revenue

in 1897.

in

Increase. Decrease.

1898.

C.

C.

$

C.

1

Adjudication Fee,

2

Agreement,

3

Arbitration Award,

50.00 3,332.90 61.00

42.00 3,830.00

...

8.00

497.10

57.00

4.00

Articles of Clerkship,

...

Attested Copy,

137.00

Bank Cheques,

3,018.00

116.00 2,973.76

21.00

44.84

Bank Note Duty,

82,490.28

97,081.56 | 14,591.28

Bill of Exchange and Promissory Note,

25,291.57 34,101.62

8,810.05

Bill of Lading,

24,771.50

23,771.70

999.80

19

Bottomry or Respondentia Bond, Average Statement,

298.60

172.10

126.50

11

Broker's Note,

1,095.00

949.50

145.50

12

Charter Party,

4.881.10

6.844.40

1,963.30

....

13

Copy Charter,

911.00

1,133.50

222.50

...

14

Conveyance or Assignment,

21,178.00

28,121.00

6,943.00

...

15

Copartnership Deed,

130.00

146.50

16.50

16

Declaration of Trust,

70.50

140.00

69.50

17

Deed of Gift,

290.00

315.00

25.00

...

18

Duplicate Deeds,

430.75

461.30

30.55

19

Emigration Fees,

225.00

180.00

45.00

20

Foreign Attachment Bond,

44.00

668.00

624.00

21

Miscellaneous Instruments,

280.00

270.00

10.00

22

Lease with Fine or Premium,

23

Lease on Agreement,.

1.00

1.00

21

Lease without Fine or Premium,.

1,446.70

2,127.00

680.30

25

Letter of Hypothecation,....

361.00

391.00

30.00

26

Mortgage,

3,242.40

4,103.95

861.55

Do. (ii) Additional Security,

175.35

68.40

106.95

Do. (iii) Transfer,

74.20

86.35

12.15

Do. (iv) Re-assignment,

224.43

442.63

218.20

Do. (v) on Agreement,

8.00

7.00

1.00

27

Notarial Act,

163.00

171.00

8.00

28

Note of Protest..

60.25

108.25

48.00

00

Policy of Insurance,

20,287.00

21,896.45

1,609.45

80

Power of Attorney,

884.00

852.00

32.00

31

Probate, or Letters of Administration,

29,172.00 | 65,980 03 | 36,808.03

32

Receipt Stamps, Impressed,....

498.41

562.86

01.45

...

33

Servant's Security Bond,

512.30

452.60

50.70

34

Settlement,

45.00

89.50

35

Settlement on Agreement,

1.00

44.50 1.00

36

Transfer of Shares,

11,033.55 10,619.64

1,01301

ADHESIVE STAMPS,

AFFIDAVITS, STATUTORY DECLARATION,

PROXIES,

TELEGRAPH FORMS,

33,942.35

38.874.01

4,931.66

239.00

416.00

177.00

***

0.68

5.14

4.46

11.50

22.50

11.00

...

MEDICAL REGISTRATION,

25.00

25.00

MEDICAL DECLARATION,....

BILL OF HEALTH,.

5.00

15.00

10.00

2,046.00

2,730.00 684.00

TOTAL,

DEDUCT DECREASE,

TOTAL INCREASE FOR THE YEAR 1898,

STAMP OFFICE, HONGKONG, 9th January, 1899.

.$ 274,044.92 351,422.25 | 79,996.53 2,619.20

$ 2,619.20

.$ 77,377.33

A. M. THOMSON, Acting Collector of Stamp Revenue,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 20.

Separate tenders for the supply of the undermentioned Articles, for the use of Victoria Gaol, Hongkong, from the 1st February, 1899, to the 31st January, 1900, inclusive, will be received at this Office, until Noon of Monday, the 23rd January, 1899.

No tender will be received, unless the person tendering produces a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $400 as a pledge of the bona fides of his offer, which sum shall be forfeited to the Crown if such person refuses to carry out his tender.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For any other information apply at the Office of the Superintendent, Victoria Gaol.

SCHEDULE No. 1.

DIETARIES.

The diets of prisoners in Victoria Gaol shall be in accordance with the following rules and regulations:-

CLASS 1.

DIETS FOR EUROPEAN PRISONERS.

CLASS 2.

CLASS 3.

Meals.

Men, Women, and Boys

with and without Hard under 16 years of age,

Labour.

Men with

Hard

Labour.

bour, Women, and Boys under 16 years of age.

Men without Hard La-

Men

with

Hard Labour.

bour, Women, and Boys

Men without Hard La-

under 16 years of age.

of the First Class, Pri-

soners on Remand and

Debtors, Misdemeanants

for Trial.

Breakfast,. Daily Bread,

8 oz.

Daily,

j Bread, ? Gruel,

8 oz. 1 pint.

6 oz. 1 pint.

Sunday, Tuesday,

Bread,

6 oz.

6 oz.

6 oz.

Thursday,

Gruel,

1 pint.

1 pint.

1 pint.

Saturday,...)

Monday,

Bread,

6 oz.

Wednesday,

Cocoa.

1 pint.

6 oz. 1 pint.

6 oz.

1 pint.

Friday,

Bread,

4 oz.

4 oz.

40%.

Bread,.

4 oz.

4 oz.

Rice,

8 oz.

6 0%.

6 0%.

inner,

DailySalt,

Rice,

8 oz. 1 oz.

Sunday,

Potatoes...

8 oz.

6 oz.

Sunday,

Wednesday,

Suet Pudding

8 oz.

6 oz.

Fish,

12 oz.

8 oz.

8 oz.

Curry Stuff,

7 drs.

5 drs.

5 drs.

Bread,

8 oz.

6 oz.

Bread,

4 oz.

foz.

4 oz.

Monday,

Potatoes....

8 oz.

6.0%.

Monday,

Potatoes,.

10 oz.

8 oz.

8 OZ.

Friday,

Cooked meat

6 oz.

5 oz.

without bone,

Wednesday, Friday,

Cooked meat

6 oz.

4 oz.

4 oz.

without bone,

Soup,

1 pint.

pint.

pint.

Tuesday,

Bread,

8 0%.

6 oz.

Thursday,

Potatoes,.

8 oz.

6 oz.

Tuesday, Thursday,..

Bread,

4 07.

4 oz.

4 oz.

Soup,

1 pint.

3 pint.

Saturday,.

Soup,

1 pint.

pint. Saturday,.

Suct Pudding 1 lb.

12 oz.

pint. 12 oz.

Bread,

6 oz.

6 oz.

6 oz.

Supper,

...

Daily Bread,

8 oz.

Daily,

Bread, Gruel,

6 oz.

6 oz.

Daily,

1 pint.

1 pint.

Gruel,

1 pint.

1 pint.

1 pint.

The terms to which the above Diets for European prisoners shall be severally applied shall be those set forth in the following Table :-

Term.

Class 1.

Class 2.

Seven days and under, .......................

More than seven days and under three months,. More than three months,

Whole term. Seven days.

Remainder of term. Three months.

Remainder of term.

Class 3.

  Note.-A European prisoner sentenced to imprisonment for two years and upwards, and in the First class under the progressive stage system, shail be allowed 8 oz. of chicken for dinner on Sundays, in addition to the prescribed diet.

Soup,

Gruel,

Suet Pudding,.. Cocoa, Tea,

Curry Stuff,

INGREDIENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS.

(European Diets.)

Each pint to contain 4 ounces meat without bone; one ounce onions; one ounce barley; 4 ounces

greens, yams, sweet potatoes or taro; with pepper and salt.

Each pint to contain 2 ounces oatmeal; one ounce molasses; with salt.

To every pound 1 ounces suet; 6 ounces flour; 8 ounces water.

Each pint to contain ounoe flake cocoa or nibs; one ounce molasses or sugar.

Each pint to contain ounce tea; ounce sugar.

Chillies 3 drs., pepper 11?2 drs., turmeric dr., coriander seed dr., cummin seed dr., and

oil oz.

Meals.

Meals.

CLASS 1.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

Men, Women, and Boys under 16 years of age, with and without Hard

Labour.

DIETS FOR CHINESE PRISONERS.

CLASS 2.

Men with

Hard

Labour.

bour, Women, and Boys

Men without Hard La-

under 16 years of age.

CLASS 3.

Men

with

Hard

Labour.

bour, Women, and Boys Men without Hard La- under 16 years of age.

Debtors, Misdemeanants of the First Class, Pri- soners on Remand and

for Trial.

Rice,

7 oz.

6 oz.

Rice,

11 oz.

9 oz.

9 oz.

Breakfast,. Daily

1 Rice,

8 oz.

Sunday,

Vegetables,...

4 oz.

4 oz.

Sunday,

Vegetables,.

11 oz.

Oz.

8 oz.

Salt,

1 oz.

Tuesday,

Chutney,

3 oz.

Oz.

Tuesday,

Chutney,

& oz.

OZ,

1 oz.

Thursday.... Oil,

OZ.

07.

Thursday,.

Oil,

Oz.

OZ.

OZ.

Saturday,

Salt,

OZ.

OZ.

Saturday,.

Salt...

OZ.

07.

OZ.

Tea.

oz.

07.

Tea,

OZ.

OZ.

oz.

Rice,

7 oz.

6 oz.

Rice,

11 oz.

Oz.

9 oz.

Salt Fish,

Oz.

OZ.

Salt Fish,

1 oz.

0%.

1 oz.

Monday,

Monday,

Wednesday,

Chutney

oz.

Oz.

Wednesday,

Chutney,.

Oz.

3 oz.

oz.

Oil,

?? .

Oz.

Oil,

OZ.

OZ.

OZ.

Friday,

Friday,

Salt...

Oz.

0Z.

Salt..

OZ.

0Z.

0%.

Tea,

OZ.

Oz.

(Tea,

0%.

OZ.

OZ.

Lunch,

Daily Congee 1 pint.

Daily,

Congee,.

1 pint.

1 pint.

Daily,

.Congee,

1 pint.

1 pint.

1 pint.

Rice,

8 oz.

7 oz.

Monday,

Rice,

11 oz.

9 oz.

9 oz.

Supper,

Daily

Rice,

8 0%.

Sunday,

Fresh Fish,.

2. 02.

2 0%.

Tuesday, ...

Fresh Fish,

2 oz.

2 oz.

2 oz.

Salt,

4 oz.

Tuesday.

Wednesday, Oil,

Chutney,

OZ,

oz.

Wednesday,

Chutney,.

3oz.

OZ.

?? .

0%.

OZ.

Thursday,

Oil,

OZ.

Oz.

OZ.

Thursday,... Salt,..

OZ.

OZ.

Friday,

Salt,..

?? .

OZ.

OZ.

Saturday,

Tea,

OZ.

Oz.

Saturday,

Tea,

OZ.

OZ.

07.

Rice,

OZ.

6 oz.

Rice

11 oz.

9 oz.

0%.

Vegetables,

4 oz.

4 oz.

Salt Fish,

11?2 oz.

1 oz.

1 oz.

Monday, Friday,

Chutney,...

OZ.

ΟΖ.

Sunday,.....

Chutney,.

2 oz.

ΟΖ.

OZ.

Oil,

02.

Oz.

Oil.

OZ.

Oz.

Oz.

Salt...

Oz.

Oz.

Salt,.

Oz.

Oz.

OZ.

Tea,

0%.

OZ.

Tea,

Oz.

Oz.

CZ,

CLASS 1.

Men, Women, and Boys

under 16 years of age, with and without Hard

Labour.

DIETS FOR INDIAN PRISONERS.

CLASS 2.

Men

with

Hard

Men without Hard La-

Labour.

bour, Women, and Boys under 16 years

of age.

CLASS 3.

Men

with

Hard

Labour.

Men without Hard La-

bour, Women, and Boys under 16 years of age.

Debtors, Misdemeanants

of the First Class, Pri- |

soners on Remand and

for Trial.

Rice,

Flour

8 oz.

Sunday,

Vegetables....

Breakfast,. Daily

Salt.

4 oz.

Tuesday, Gram,

10 oz. 8 oz. 2 oz. 11?2 oz.

8 oz. 8 oz.

Rice,

12 oz.

9

oz.

9.0%.

Sunday,

Vegetables,... 11 oz.

3 oz.

9 oz.

Tuesday,

Gram,

2 oz.

1 oz.

1 oz.

Thursday.... Chutney,

Saturday, Oil,

oz.

Oz,

Thursday,

Chutney,

4 oz.

OZ.

Oz.

Oz.

OZ.

Saturday,...

Oil,

0%.

02.

ΟΖ.

Salt,..

Flour.

?? . 9.0%.

OZ.

8 0%.

Salt,..

OZ.

OZ.

OZ.

Flour,

11 oz.

OZ.

9 oz.

Fresh Fish...

2 oz.

1 oz.

Fresh Fish,..

2 oz.

1 oz.

11 oz.

Monday,

Monday,

Gram,

2 oz.

1 oz.

Wednesday,

Chutney,

3 oz.

02.

Friday......

Wednesday, Chutney.......

Gram,

2 oz.

13 oz.

11?2 oz.

3 oz.

OZ.

02.

Friday,

Cil, Salt,..

Oz.

OZ.

OZ.

OZ.

Lunch,

Daily Congee 1 pint.

Daily,

.Congee,

pint.

pint. Daily,

Oil. Salt....

.Congee,

Oz.

Oz.

OZ.

OZ.

oz.

OZ.

1 pint.

1 pint.

1 pint.

Flour,

Rice,

Supper,

Daily

Salt,

8 oz. oz.

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday,

Fresh Fish,.

Gram.

9 oz. 2 0%. 2 0%.

8 oz.

10%. Sunday, 1 oz. Tuesday,

Flour, Fresh Fish,...

11 oz.

9 oz.

9.0%.

2.02.

1 oz.

1 oz.

Gram,

2 oz.

1 oz.

1 oz.

Chutney,

oz.

02.

Saturday,

Oil,

0%.

0%.

Thursday, Saturday,

Chutney,

2 oz.

07.

?? .

Oil.

?? .

0%.

Oz.

Salt,.. Rice,

OZ.

10 oz.

02. 8 oz.

Monday.

Gram,

Wednesday,

Friday,.

Vegetables..

Chutney, Oil,

Salt,..

8 oz.

8 oz.

Monday,

2 oz.

13 oz.

Wednesday,

oz.

OZ.

OZ.

ΟΖ.

Salt,...... Rice, Vegetables,. Gram, Chutney,.

OZ.

OZ.

OZ.

4

12 oz.

9 oz.

9.02.

11 oz.

OZ.

9.02.

2. OZ.

1 oz.

13 oz.

$ oz.

OZ.

OZ.

Friday,...........

OZ.

OZ.

Oil, Salt,...

OZ.

ΟΖ.

OZ.

OZ.

Oz.

?? .

25

26

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

The terms to which the above Diets for Chinese and Indian prisoners shall be severally applied shall be those set forth in the following Table :-

Term.

Class 1.

Class 2.

Class 3.

Seven days and under,

More than seven days and under six months, More than six months,

Whole term. Seven days.

Remainder of term. Six months.

Remainder of term.

Note.-A Chinese or Indian prisoner sentenced to imprisonment for two years and upwards, and in the First class under the progressive stage system, shall be allowed at the morning meal on Sundays, in addition to the prescribed diet:- for a Chinese, 6 oz. of Pork; for an Indian, 8 oz. of chicken.

Chutney,

Congee,

INGREDIENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS.

(Chinese and Indian Diets.)

The weights given in the scale of diets are for uncooked provisions, which are to be cooked

according to the usual customs of the two races respectively.

Only good, succulent and nutritious vegetables are to be issued; all stalks and mid-ribs are so far

as possible to be excluded.

To be prepared according to the following formula:--onions one ounce; garlic one drachm; chillies three drachms. To these when cooked the oil of the dietary to be added before being issued.

Each pint to contain two ounces Rice, with salt.

DIETS FOR ILL-CONDUCTED OR IDLE PRISONERS.

EUROPEAN,

CHINESE,..

INDIAN,.

No. 1.

For Men and Women.

.Bread, 1 lb., with water; daily.

Rice, 12 oz.; Salt, oz. ; with water; daily.

&

Rice, 12 oz.; Salt, oz.; with water; daily.

This diet to be limited to seven days, and the under-mentioned "No. 2" diet to be substituted for it on the fourth day. No task of labour to be enforced on any of the days on which this diet constitutes the sole food supplied to the prisoner.

European,

No. 2.

For Men and Women performing a Daily Task of any Labour not expressly defined as Hard Labour.

Breakfast, Dinner,

Supper,

Chinese,

Breakfast,....

Dinner, Supper,

Indian,........

Breakfast,

Dinner,

Supper,

Bread, 8 oz. Potatoes, 8 oz. Stirabout, 1 pint.

Bread, 8 oz.

Rice, 6 oz.

Vegetables, 4 oz.

Chutney, oz.; Oil, oz.: Salt, 1 oz. Congee, 1 pint.

This diet to be limited to twenty-one days.

Rice, 6 oz.

Chutney, oz.; Oil, oz.; Salt, oz.

Flour, 7 oz.

Chutney, oz.; Salt, oz.

Stirabout, 1 pint.

Rice, 7 oz.

Chutney,

oz.; Salt, oz.

European,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TM JANUARY, 1899.

No. 3.

For Men performing a Daily Task of Hard Labour.

Breakfast, Dinner,

Bread, 8 oz.

Bread, 8 oz.

Potatoes, 8 oz.

27

Chinese,

Supper,

Breakfast,

Dinner, Supper,

Breakfast,..

Indian,.....

Dinner, Supper,

A

This diet to be limited to forty-two days.

Stirabout, 1 pints. Bread, 8 oz.

Rice, 10 oz.

Vegetables, 4 oz.

Chutney, oz.; Oil, oz.; Salt, 1 oz. Congee, 1 pints.

Rice, 10 oz.

Chutney, oz.: Oil, oz.; Salt, oz.

Flour, 8 oz.

Vegetables, 4 oz.

Chutney, oz.; Oil, oz.; Salt, 4 oz.

Stirabout, 1 pints.

Rice, 8 oz.

Chutuey,

oz.; Oil, oz.; Salt, 1 oz.

Stirnbout,

Congee, Chutney,

Meals.

INGREDIENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS.

(Stirabout Diets.)

Equal parts of Indian meal and Oatmeal, with salt. The Indian meal requires more cooking than the oatmeal. To make 1 pints of Stirabout, boil 24 pints of water, to which 4 oz. salt should be added; stir in 3 ounces of Indian meal, and afterwards 3 ounces of oatmeal; keep con- stantly stirring, and when the meals are cooked, the required quantity of 14 pints of Stirabout will be produced.

To be prepared as for ordinary diets.

To be prepared as for ordinary diets.

Full.

HOSPITAL DIETS.

Europeans.

Half.

Low.

Breakfast,

Sunday,

Daily,

Tuesday,

Bread,

..6 oz.

{

J Bread, Gruel,

......6 oz.

pint. .1

Thursday,

Gruel,

......1 pint.

Saturday,

Daily,...

Bread,...

....4 oz.

Butter,.. OZ. Milk, ... pint. Sugar,...1 oz. Tea, .1 oz.

Monday,...

Bread,

Wednesday,

Cocoa,

..6 oz.

1 pint.

Friday,

Bread,

.4 oz.

Rice,

.6 oz.

Dinner,

Sunday,

Sunday, Wednesday,

Fish,

.8 oz.

Curry Stuff,...5 drs.

Bread,

.4 oz.

Monday,...

Potatoes,

8 oz.

Wednesday,

Cooked Meat]

Monday, Friday,

4 oz.

Friday,

without honef

Soup,

Tuesday,

Bread,

Thursday,

Soup,

Saturday,

... pint.

.4 oz. Tuesday,

pint. Thursday, Suet Pudding, 12 oz. Saturday,

...

Bread, ....... Potatoes,

4 oz. ..6 oz.

Suct Pudding,6 oz.

Bread,

Potatoes,

.6 oz. ...6 oz.

Cooked Meat)

without bonef

Bread, .......................6 0%.

...6 oz.

3

pint.

Daily,... {

Bread,

....4 oz.

Beef tea, pint.

-50%.

Potatoes, Soup,

Bread,

.6 oz.

Supper,

Daily,

Gruel, ......... pint.

Daily, {

Bread, Gruel,

6 oz.

Bread,.....4 oz,

1 pint. Daily.... Milk, ... pint.

Butter,.. oz.

{

28

Meals.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

Full.

HOSPITAL DIETS.

Chinese.

Half.

Low.

Rice,

.9 oz.

Rice,

.6 oz.

Rice,....6 oz.

Breakfast,

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,

Vegetables, ...8 oz. Chutney. oz.

Sunday, Tuesday,

Vegetables,...4 oz. Chutney,.... oz.

Salt, oz. Daily, Tea,.... oz.

Oil,

?? . Thursday,

Oil,

OZ.

Congee,.pint.

......

Salt,.

02.

Saturday,

Salt,..

02.

Tea,

oz.

Tea,

oz.

Rice,

.9 oz.

Rice,

.6 oz.

Salt Fish,

..1 oz.

Salt Fish,

.1 oz.

Monday,....

Monday,

Chutney,

Oz.

Wednesday,

Wednesday,

Chutney,

oz.

Oil,

Oz.

Oil,

Oz.

Friday,

Friday,

Salt..

Oz.

Salt,.

?? .

Tea,

ΟΖ.

Tea,

Oz.

Lunch,.

Daily,

.Congee, 1 pint. Daily,

.1 |

..Congee, ......1 pint. Daily,......Congee,.1 pint.

Supper,

Monday,.

Rice.........

.9 oz.

Sunday,

Tuesday,

Fresh Fish,...2 oz.

Rice,

.7 oz. Fresh Fish,...2 oz.

Rice,

....6 oz.

Daily,...

Tuesday,

Wednesday,

Chutney,

Chutney,

oz.

Tea, Congee,.pint.

Oz.

ΟΖ.

Wednesday,

Oil,

Oz.

Thursday,

Oil,

Oz.

Thursday,

Friday,

Salt,...

OZ.

Salt,

ΟΖ.

Saturday,

Tea,

Oz.

Saturday,

Tea,

OZ.

Rice,

.9 oz.

Rice,

..6 oz.

Salt Fish,

.1 oz.

Vegetables,...4 oz.

Chutney,

oz.

Sunday,

Oil,

OZ.

Monday,. Friday,

Chutney, .oz.

Oil,

Oz.

......

Salt,.. Tea,

Salt,

Oz.

?? .

Tea,

Oz.

Oz.

Meals.

Full.

HOSPITAL DIETS.

Indians

Half.

Low.

Rice,

...9 oz.

Breakfast, ... Sunday,

Vegetables, ...9 oz.

Tuesday,

Gram,

1 oz.

Thursday,

Chutney,

oz.

Saturday,

Oil,

OZ.

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,

A

Rice,...... .8 oz. Vegetables,...8 oz.

Chutney,

Oil,

Gram, 1 oz.

Daily,

oz.

Rice, ...6 oz. Fish, ...4 oz. Tea,... oz. Congee,.pint.

Oz.

Salt,

Oz.

Monday,....

Wednesday, Friday,

Lunch,

Daily,.....

Flour, Fresh Fish, Gram, Chutney, Oil, Salt,....

.Congee, ......1 pint. | Daily,.

.9 oz.

Salt,....

Flour,

OZ.

.8 oz.

.1 oz.

Fresh Fish,...1 oz.

Monday,..

.11?2 oz.

Gram,

1 oz.

oz.

Wednesday, Friday,

Chutney,

oz.

+ oz.

Oil,

Oz.

OZ.

Salt,.

Oz.

Flour, ...... .9 oz.

Supper,

Sunday,

Fresh Fish,

..1 oz. Sunday,

Tuesday,

Gram,

Thursday,

Chutney,

Saturday,

Oil,

Salt,..

?? .

Rice,

Vegetables,...9 oz.

.9 oz.

Monday,

Gram,

12 oz.

Wednesday,

Chutney,

Oz.

Friday,

Monday,..... Wednesday, Friday,

Gram,

1 oz. Tuesday,

oz. Thursday, ?? . Saturday,

Congee, pint. Daily,... Congee, ...1 pint.

Flour,

.8 oz.

Fresh Fish,...1 oz. Daily,...

Gram,

Chutney,

Oil,

Salt,...

Rice,

.1 oz.

Vegetables,...8 oz.

11?2 oz.

Chutney,.... OZ.

Rice, ...6 Oz. Chicken

for soup, lb. Congee,.pint.

1

oz.

?? .

02.

8 oz.

Oil,

?? .

Oil, Salt,.

Oz.

Oz.

Salt,...

OZ.

1

Beef Tea,.

  Soup, Gruel,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

INGREDIENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS.

29

Suet Pudding,

Cocoa,

Congee,

Chutney,

Tea,

Curry Stuff,.

Hospital Diets.

1

..8 ounces lean beef with all fat removed to produce 1 pint. Cut the beef into very small pieces and put into a vessel with cold water, adding a little salt. Let it warm gradually and simmer for two hours. It should not be allowed to boil. Pass the beef tea through a strainer to remove the beef.

Prepare as for ordinary diets.

Ale

per bottle.

Fish

Beef Tea

The following articles may be ordered as Extras or Substitutes in the quantities considered necessary by the Medical Officer:-

per bottle.

per Hb.

Spirits

" pint.

Fruit

51

Stout

33

"

Bread

ib.

Ice

""

Sugar

Ib.

19

Butter

Milk

""

""

,,

pint.

Sweet Potatoes

""

3)

Chicken

Cocoa

Cornflour Eggs

99

Mineral Waters

Oatmeal

bottle.

19

Tea.

""

35

Ib.

Rice

"1

""

""

Vegetables Wine

""

35

99

bottle.

each.

Sago

33

Bar Soap, (English, common),

Do., (English, good),

Coal, (Sydney),.

Calcutta Soup, (Ball),

Charcoal,

Alum, (green or white),

Acid, (Muriatic),

""

(Oxalic),

Adzes,

Anvils,

Augers,

....

Axe, (heads),.

Bamboos, (round, chair making),

Bamboo Ties, (split, chair making),

Bees-wax, (yellow),

Do., (white),

Blue, (washing purposes),

Borax,

Bristles,

Buttons, (bone),

Do., (brass),

‧ ↑

=

Blacking, Nubian,

Blades, (for European planes),

Do., (for Chinese planes),

Bradawls,

Brass..

Bits, (boring, Chinese),

Calico, (black),

Do., (blue),

SCHEDULE No. 2.

FUEL, SOAP AND LIGHTING.

c.

+

p cwt.,

??

ton,

Cotton Wick, Firewood,

Kerosine Oil,.

P cwt.,

Lamp Oil,

Pib.,

Lamp Wicks,

SCHEDULE No. 3.

(INDUSTRIAL LABOUR.)

p b.,

bot., ptb., each,

C.

Cardboard, Charcoal,

Cloth, (black),

‧ ‧ * ‧

Do., (red),

Do., (white),

Do., (coloured for Handkerchiefs),

Canvas, (common hemp Nos. 4 & 6),.......

Do., (cotton),

·

pbb.,

picul, tin,

p lb.,

doz.,

. lb.,

""

yd.,

""

I

Do., (blue),

""

p doz., each,

Do., (white),

Do., (red),

""

·

""

Do., (Chinese towel),

bdle.,

Coal, (Sydney),

p lb.,

1

""

Do., (black),

""

""

POZ.,

P gross,

22

bot., p doz.,

""

""

p lb.,

P doz.,

p yd.,

""

""

""

""

bolt.,

Pyd.,

Cotton, (white),

Cotton Yarn,.

Centerbits,

Chisels,

Choppers, (wood),

Cloth, (American),

Cork,

Compasses, (prs.), Cord, (hemp),

Do., (white Manila), Drill, (American), Duck, (white), Dungaree,

Dye, Do.,

Eggs, (for paste),

Elastic, (shoe making),

Eyelets, do.,

Firewood,

Flour, (for paste),....

·

ton, reel,

""

p b.,

doz..

""

each,

yd., . ib., .each,

p., each,

yd.,

""

?

·

..

p bot.,

tin,

.each,

pyd.,

‧ box,

picul, yib.,

?

30

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

SCHEDULE No. 3,-Continued.

(INDUSTRIAL LABOUR.)

$ c.

Files, (large),

Do., (medium),

Do., (small),

...each,

""

""

Pegs, (wooden or bamboo),... Pitch,

p lb.,

Punches,

Flannellette (green),

P yd.,

Do., (various colours),

Rattan, (round, chair making),

Do., (split,

do.

";

doz., .bdle..

p lb.,

Glue,

.p lb.,

Rattan Shavings,

Gold Leaf,

sheet,

Rattan Core, ....

. lb.,

Rosin,.

Rivets, (iron),

""

""

"

""

""

""

Grass, (mat-making 1st quality),

Do., ( do. 2nd do.), Gimlets,

Grindstones,

Glass Window,

Hemp,

Hides, (black),

Do., (raw),.......... Hinges, (brass, large size), Do., (do. small size), Do., (iron, large size), Do., (do. small size), Hooks and Eyes, Hoop Iron,

21

each,

19

‧P sq. ft.,

p lb., each,

. lb.,

..each,

17

""

""

.P gross,

P D., ...each,

";

Rope, (bemp),

Do., (Manila),

Screws. (iron, large size), Do., (do. small size), Do., (brass, large size), Do., (do., small size), Seed, (yellow),

Serge, (blue common),

Skius, (sheep),

Do., (calf),

Soda,

Soap, (bur),

Do., (bar, extra quality),

Do., (ball, Calcutta),

Do., (soft),

Hammers, (large),

Do., (medium),

Do., (small),

>>

Handkerchiefs, (common, coloured),

. doz.,

Solder,

Do.,

(do., white),

"}

Spirits of Wine,

Holland, (brown),.

Ink, (Chinese writing),

.

yd., stick,

Do., (printing),

I.;

Do., (ruling),...

..

bot.,

Do., (marking),.

Iron, (cast),

Do., (wrought),

Leather, (English, black upper),

Lye water, (cleaning purposes),

.p lb.,

""

String, (hemp),..........

Do., (white cotton),. Do., (red cotton),. Saltpetre,

Sawsetters,.

Screw Drivers, (large),

Do., (medium),

(small),

Do.,

Scissors, (prs.),

Sienna, (raw),

Skins, (kid),

Spanners, (large)

Do., (medium), Do., (small), Spokeshaves, Sponges, (large),

Do., (medium), Do., (small),

Sulphur,

Saws, (European),..

Do., (Chinese),

Do., (fret),

Tape, (cotton),

Thread, (silk),

Do., (linen),

......

. doz.,

""

""

""

""

Pyd., .each,

....

"

ptb.,

p cwt.,

""

ptb.,

""

. bot., .p b.,

""

""

""

..each,

""

""

23

. B., .each,

""

""

""

""

""

??

pb., each,

""

""

...

""

POZ.,

Do., (rod),

Irons, (soldering),

Kid, (skin),

.each, . hide,

Knives, Shoemakers,..

...each,

Laces, (shoe, cotton),

pair,

Do., (silk),.

Lawn,

pyd.,

hide,

Do., ( do.

sole),

pt.,

Do., (Singapore, sole),

","

Do., (English, white lining),

""

Do., (filling soles),..........

""

Lead, (sheet),

""

Logwood, (for colouring),

71

. bot.,

Leather, (for bookbinding),.

.p b.,

Do., ( do. skins),

.. skin,

Tacks, (iron. brass, copper, tin),

Matches,

. pkge.,

Molasses, (printing purposes),

. bot.,

Millboard,

.p lb.,

Materials, Handkerchief, (coloured),

?p yd.,

Do.,

do,

(white),

Nails, (iron),...

.p b.,

p'b.,

Do., (French),

Oil, (machine),

. bot.,

Do., (sweet or salad),

Paper, (proof),

Do., (white ordinary),

Do., (Chinese sachi),

Do., (cartridge),

Do., (Chinese gold),

Do., (fly-leaf),

Do,, (coloured),

Do., (foolscap),

Do., (marble),

Do., (tissue),

Do., (English sand),.

Do., (Japanese sheets),.

Do., (tissue coloured),

Do., (oil sheets),

doz.,

pream, .p lb.,

. doz.,

Do., (tarred),

Do., (sail-making), Ticking, (bed),

Type, (Chinese), Varnish,

.p sheet,

Vinegar, Vices,

P doz.,

"}

pream,

. doz.,

Wire, (iron),.

Do., (brass or copper), Wood, (American pine),

Do., (Chinese fir),

Do., (Sapan),..........

Do., (Singapore), Do., (Teak),

""

27

""

""

Zine,

11

Do., (China fir, log),

. ib.,

.sheet,

each, ptb.,

""

19

"}

yd.,

.p lb., . bot.,

""

each, .pt.,

"

plank, . bdle.,

.ptb.,

plank, cub. ft., ..each, .. b.,

Do., (cotton, black and white),.

Tin, (block),

Tin Cans, (kerosine),

Twine, (sewing),

Do., (net),

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

SCHEDULE No. 4.

(INCIDENTAL ARTICLES.)

Awls, (English shoe),

Do., (Chinese shoe),

Bamboo Sieve. Baskets, (small),

Do., (medium),

Do, (large),

Do., (scooping),

Bell Cranks, (triangle),

Boiler, (iron for cooking),

Brushes, (long handle hair),

$ c.

. doz.,

Jugs, wash (enamelled iron), Knives, (common),

..each,

Do., (dinner),

""

Kettles, (iron, large),

Do., (small),

""

**

.p lb., .each,

Do., (medium),

Do., (enamelled iron, large),..

Do., (medium),

Do., (small),

Knobs, (door, brass),

Ladders, (bamboo, large),

...........each,

. doz.,

.each.

""

""

""

""

""

""

31

C.

Do.,

(feather),

Do.,

(Chinese paint),.

Do., (English paint),.

Do.,

(English white wash),

Do.,

(Chinese white wash),

Do.,

(for Chinese writing),

Brooms, (rattan, bamboo and husk),

Bamboos, (Various),................

Basins-wash, (European porcelain),

Do., (enamelled iron),

Blacklead,

Bricks, (bath),

""

""

""

""

doz.,

..each,

....each,

.each,

. pkt.,

doz.,

""

? lb.,

Brushes, (type),

Carrying Poles, (bamboo),

Chalk,...

Cocoanut Husks, (halves),

?p doz.,

Colouring Stuff, (washing walls),

PB.,

Combs, (Chinese),

.p doz.,

Do., (English),

Camphor (European),

.p lb.,

Do, (Chinese),...

""

Carbonate of Soda,

""

Clippers, (hair),

Cups and saucers, (earthenware),

Chimneys-glass, (lamp),

Dishes, soap, (porcelain),

Do., (enamelled iron),

Earthen Cha ties or Potts,

Do. (Plates).......

Do.

(Cooking Stoves),.

Forks, (white metal),

Feeders, (Oil),

Globes, (glass),

Hats, (bamboo),

Do., (straw),

Jugs, wash (European porcelain,)

pr.,

...each,

doz.,

..each, ..each,

. doz.,

??

....each,

. doz., ...each.

. 'doz.,

"

..each,

Do., (medium),

Do., (small),

Meat Choppers, Mops,

Needles, (machine),

Do., (sewing),

Do., (sail),

Oil Paper,

Oil, (crank),

Palms, (sail-making),

Paint Oil,

Pencils, (Carpenter's),

Pots, tea, (earthenware), Razors, (Chinese),

Do., (English),

Rice Spades,

Rivets, (iron, for anklets),

Sanitary Paper,.....

Sharpening Stones, (small), Spoons, (white metal),

Strings, (red, attach to hair), Skimmers, ....

Spittons, (brass),

Do.,

Socks,

Stockings,

(earthenware),

Tar, (coal),..

Do., (Stockholm),... Thimbles, (English) Do., (Chinese), Turpentine,

Tumblers, (glass),..

Waste Paper,....

Water Dippers, (wooden), Whitening,

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

..each,

""

"1

.each,

‧ doz., . pkt.,

doz.,

. pint, . doz.,

tb., pdoz., ...each,

. doz.,

""

..each,

.pp lb.,

""

.each, .doz.,

pb.,

..each,

"}

"2

doz. prs.,

.

..

"}

""

gal.,

doz.,

. ib.,

P doz.,

lb., ..each,

.tb.,

    In those cases in which the Schedules relate to Rations, the tender must state only the full amount asked for the supply of each ration, and not the charge for the various items of the ration.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 21.

The following Return is published in accordance with section 17 of Ordinance No. 18 of 1896.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Return of Samples examined under "The Sale of Food and Drugs Ordinance, 1896," for the quarter ended December 31, 1898.

Description.

Number of samples.

Brandy.

Rum.

Whisky.

8

1

5

Number found genuine.

Number found adulterated.

+12

4

4

0

3

FRANK BROWNE,

Acting Government Analyst.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 22.

The following Notice is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th January, 1899.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

HONGKONG HARBOUR.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

  From the 16th January, 1899, until further notice (about 3 weeks), sunken obstructions will be laid to the North and South of Stone Cutters' Island.

  The obstructed area to the North of Stone Cutters' Island will extend right across and will be within lines drawn from the most northern point of the island to the Watering Pier at Ly-che-kok, and from the Government Pier on the North shore near the Magazines in an N.N.E. direction to the mainland.

  To the South of Stone Cutters' Island the southern limit of the obstructed area will be a line between two buoys carrying red flags and about 600 yards North of the fairway. Lines true North from these buoys to Stone Cutters' Island will give the eastern and western limits of the obstructed

area.

Vessels and junks are prohibited from anchoring in the obstructed areas.

For purposes of navigation the sunken obstructions may be considered as reducing the depth of water shown on the chart by eleven feet.

R. MURRAY RUMSEY, Retd. Comdr., R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 13th January, 1899.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TM? JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 23.

33

    The following Extract of Meteorological Observations, made at the Hongkong Observatory during the Month of December, 1898, is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 10th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

EXTRACT OF METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS, MADE AT THE HONGKONG OBSERVATORY DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1898.

DATE.

BARO-

METER

AT

TEMPERATURE.

HUMIDITY.

WIND.

CLOUDI- SUN-

NESS.

RAIN.

SHINE.

M.S.L.

Max. Mean. Min.

Rel.

Abs.

Dir.

Vol.

ins.

O

p. c.

ins.

p. c.

hrs.

ins. Points.

Miles.

p. h.

1,....

30.07

79.7

70.1

63.4

47

0.35

16

2,..

.06

69.7

‧ 62.7

56.3

40

.23

3,

.11

66.2

59.6

52.3

51

.26

4,.

.14

66.1

61.7

54.8

52

.29

5,

.18

70.6

63.8

57.3

34

.20

60640

7.8

NNW

8.2

9.4

N

11.3

9.5

NNW

5.9

9.4

E

6.0

9.4

N by E

11.0

6,

.21

67.2

62.8

58.1

35

.20

9.4

NNE

9.5

7.......

.21

67.1

61.5

55.6

39

22

9.4

ENE

9.6

8,...

.20

67.4

63.0

57.3

47

.27

0

9.3

E by N

14.2

9,.

.17

64.8

62.3

58.2

60

.34

1

9.3

E by N

19.0

10,.

.13

68.6

64.4

60.8

68

.41

24

7.3

E by N

18.7

11,

.10

71.1

65.6

62.3

73

.46

44

6.2

E

10.3

12,

.10

72.6

66.0

57.4

47

.30

1

8.9

N

12.2

13,

.13

65.5

59.0

54.8

19

.10

9.4

N by E

15.1

14,.

.21

66.8

58.5

52.9

11

.05

9.1

N by E

15.9

15,

.31

63.3

57.5

50.0

24

.11

9.3

NE by N

7.7

16,.

.31

62.5

57.8

51.6

32

.15

9.3

....

E by N

10.2

17,

.22

64.4

59.8

56.0

62

.32

9.3

E

12.3

18,

.16

69.0

62.2

56.2

61

.34

1

9.2

ESE

5.4

19,

.16

71.7

66,1

58.7

44

.28

26

9.0

E

14.0

20,

.12

71.6

66.7

61.3

62

.40

94

2.4

0.025

E

16.7

222222222

21,.

.16

66.3

63.7

61.4

85

.50

99

0.8

E by N

18.6

22,

23,

24,

25,

26,

.26

67.5

62.5

55.0

60

.34

49

5.6

NE

11.8

.31

64.9

57.5

52.3

56

.27

43

6.0

N by E

9.7

......

.25

65.5

59.0

51.3

54

.27

4

9.5

Ν

7.0

.17

67.5

61.2

56.2

56

.31

22

9.3

NW by W

7.8

.11

68.2

61.3

55.3

50

.28

0

9.4

W by N

5.6

27,

.10

64.2

60.3

56.6

67

.35

2

9.2

E by N

14.5

28,

.08

67.7

62.1

58.1

72.

.40

14

9.2

E by N

8.3

29,-

.07

68.0

63.3

58.1

71

.42

44

8.3

E

15.6

30,

.08

64.8

61.8

59.3

74

.41

68

8.4

E by N

19.4

31,.

.11

68.3

61.2

56.2

66

.36

71

6.4

E by N

8.6

Mean or Total,

30.16

67.7

62.1

56.6

52

0.30

21

254.4

0.025

NE by E

11.6

W. Doberck, Director.

Hongkong Observatory, 10th January, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 24.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Monday, the 30th January, 1899, for the extension of Macdonnell Road to form a junction with Kennedy Road, and for training Branch Nullal No. 3 from Bowen Road to Kennedy Road.

No work will be permitted on Sundays.

 For form of tender, specification and further particulars apply at the Public Works Office. The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 25.

   Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Monday, the 30th January, 1899, for the construction of a dam and washing tanks in the bed of the stream above Tai Hang Village.

No work will be permitted on Sundays.

For form of tender, specification and further particulars apply at the Public Works Office. The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

By Cominand,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 26.

The following is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 14th January, 1899.

Government of South Australia.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

No. 7 of 1898.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

INVESTIGATOR STRAIT, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

MARION REEF AND TROUBRIDGE LIGHTHOUSE.

   Notice is hereby given that about the first week in January, 1899, a Black Tripod Beacon, with circular head, will be placed on the Marion Reef, two and a half miles south of the Troubridge Lighthouse. The Beacon will stand 21ft. above high water, and be visible for a distance of nine miles.

A Red Light, visible five miles, will be exhibited from the foot of the Lighthouse showing over a 90° are of the horizon (including the Marion Reef), that is to say, between the bearings of N. 45° E. and N. 45° W.

Marine Board Offices, Port Adelaide, November 26th, 1898.

THOS. N. STEPHENS,

President Marine Board,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 606.

The following Lot of Crown Land at Wanchai Road, Bowrington, (near Canal), will be sold by Public Auction on Monday, the 16th day of January, 1899, at 3 p.m.

Inland Lot No. 1,521.

For Particulars and Conditions of Sale see page 1317 of the Government Gazette for 1898.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 31st December, 1898.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

..

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14?u JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 10.

35

    The following Lot of Crown Land at Macdonnell Road, (between Kennedy and Bowen Roads), will be sold by Public Auction on Monday, the 23rd day of January, 1599, at 3 p.m.

Inland Lot No. 1,518.

For Particulars and Conditions of Sale see page 7 of the Government Gazette for 1899.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 11.

The following Lot of Crown Land at Mong Kok Tsui will be sold by Public Auction on Tuesday, the 24th day of January, 1899, at 3 p.m.

Kowloon Inland Lot No. 879.

For Particulars and Conditions of Sale see page 8 of the Government Gazette for 1899.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 592.

     Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Monday, the 30th January, 1899, for the general scavenging of the following villages, namely :-

1. Hunghom, Kowloon Point, Yaumati and Taikoktsui, etc.

2. Shaukiwan and Quarry Bay..

3. Aberdeen and Aplichau.

4. Stanley and Taitam.

    For specifications, period of contracts and full particulars, apply at the Office of the Secretary to the Sanitary Board.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

     No tender will be receive 1 for (1) Hunghom, Kowloon Point, Yaumati and Taikoktsui, etc. unless the person tendering produces a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $50; and no tender will be received for (2) Shankiwan and Quarry Bay, for (3) Aberdeen and Aplichau, or for (4) Stanley and Taitam unless the person tendering produces a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $25; which sum or sums shall be forfeited to the Crown by way of liquidated damages if such person or persons refuse to enter into an Agreement and Bond should his or their tenders be accepted.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th December, 1898.

1. SERCOMBE SMITH,

?

Acting Colonial Secretary,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Poste Restante Correspondence, 14th January, 1899.

Ally,

Address.

Andriese, II. J.

Ahmed, A. J.

Atkinson, F.

Assa, Mrs.

Adams, L.

Adams, W.

Abayawira, M.

P.A.

Ames, Col. F. W. Apolinario, Sr. Ahmed. S. A.

A. M. G.

Atienza, V.

Alsberg, M.

| Letters.

|

Papers.

Alderton, P.

Almada, Mme.

R. d'

1

Bush, J. T.

Besitzer, A.

Bernard, H.

Burma-Yunnan

Yangtze Rail-

way Survey,

Chief Eu-

gincer

Butler, A. P. V.

Beatty, Mrs. D. E.

Braun, J.

Bhan Singh

Blackborne, Capt.

Blake, F. A.

Barkar, Mr.

Bell, J.

Baggridge, Mr.

and Mrs.

Ballard E.

Bertzky, Mr.

- 2

1 bk.

Address.

Comrie, J. Colley, Capt. G.!

H. P.

Dwyer, J.

Letters.

Papers.

Dixon, Capt. T. B. 1 r. Dias, G.

Dredge, T. F.

Diana, A.

Davis, Mrs. L. T.

Donaghy, V.

Dobell, C. M.

Danenberg, D. S.

pc.

Dean, G. H.

...

Dohrn, J.

Address.

Innes, Capt. R. Ingles, T.

Joseph. E. S. Jacott, F. Joy, Dr. H. Johannsen. E.

pc. Janson, Prof.

Jackman, E. Joseph, J. E. Jones, J. P.

Johnstone, W. Jervoise, E. Jones, T. L.

Jesse, Mr.

Dunlop, W.

Jados, J.

D'Arcy, R.

Jenaldin,

pc.

Dreadgar, M.

Kaelin, W. C.

Emens, W. S.

Engert, M.

Ezekiel. Joseph

Eymard, Mons. C. Ellis, A. H.

Escamilla, G. A.

Kerr, J. W.

Kuhnmunck. E. Kelton, W.

Kummer, W.

Kottkamp, H.

Ki Hung Leang Kingston, W. Knight, H.

Keppin, Mr.

1'.

Emery, H. A. C.

Eaton, W.

Edwards, G. R.

1 pc Klieuschmidt, O.

Edwards, L.

fr.

1 bd.

Levin, N.

1 r.

Litton, G.

bd.

Fredericks, M.

Leslie, H.

Foster, Rev. F. M.

Field, Miss G.

Floyd. W. P.

Fee Hiang Lim Framji, P. R.

Francis, J.

1 bd.

Ferre, F. F.

Fierner. T.

Fernandes, C. Finlay, A. J. Flores, L. M.

Berrit, Mrs.

Backe, V.

Barrett, A. D.

Barretto, J. M.

Black, W.

Faber, A.

Flamu. E.

Bouman. G. C.

Berry, B. A.

Bernheim, Mons.

Bola Singh

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List of unclaimed Telegrams lying in the Joint Telegraph Companies

Offices at Hongkong.

Attce-Compradore.

Biassi.

Chajo.

Chuong Tai Loy Chan.

De Berny-Jean.

Konghotjhiang Tiongwansie.

Kunshutong Tongsou.

Macdonald.

Manling.

Mrs. Noslem.

l'ohontjian.

Hongkong Station, 14th January, 1899.

Quangseng,

Sangcheong.

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Wangcheong.

Wingcheong.

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Hopkins, Miss

Monaghon, Miss A.

Mein, C. H.

Millet, F. D.

Tilley, Mrs. J. S....

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San Francisco,.

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.London,

Worcestershire,

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..San Francisco,

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Chan Lai

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Butt, W. O.

Brooke, Mrs. W. M.

Burton, J.

Boston, Mr.

Dadabhoy, C.

Diaz, S. F. M,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY,1899.

39

憲示第一

署輔政使司師

雞雞

「事現奉

督憲?開總驛務署現需僱送信人數名均要有 國家大醫師經 過身體強壯執照又要有保家署券銀五十保該人行止端方亦要 識得英華兩種文字方可此職每月薪水十五圓試用後擇其尤者 選二名升上等職役每月薪水加至二十圓凡欲求此職者須于4 月十三日禮拜一日內將姓名住址年歲學業開列呈至 總驛務 暑聽侯批示過三日?不準收等因?此合亟出示俾?週知特不 一千八百五十九年 正月

11

四號

kmania

憲札開搵人投接將麥那道續長與堅尼地道相接並將由寶雲 道至堅尼地道第三條分枝坑裁整好合約訂明逢禮拜不准做工所 有投票均在本署收截限期收至西歷本年正月三十日郎禮拜一日 正午止如欲領投票格式並欲觀看章程及知詳細者前赴工務司製 請示可也各票價列低昂任由

十一日示

千藥

訂明逢禮拜日不准做工所有投票均在本署收截限期收至西?本 年正月三十日禮拜一日正生止如欲領投票格式觀看章程及知 群組者前赴工務司署請示司也各票價列低昂任由 國家棄取或經棄不取亦可等因素此合產,以為此有 一 千八百九十九年

醫輔政使司師

鹿?事現泰

1

?

H

督札開招人投接打掃下列各村地方 一紅磡九龍嘴油?地大 角嘴等處 二筲箕灣及側魚涌 三石排灣及鴨利洲 赤柱及 大潭所有投票均在本署收截泵期收至西歷來年正月三十日?禮 正午止凡投票之人如段第一欸?紅磡九龍嘴油?地大角 嘴等處必要有財庫作按銀五十圓之 單呈驗如設第二欸?筲箕 灣及側魚涌第三款?石排灣及鴨利洲第四款則赤柱及大潭每歎 均要有品 作按鈕二十五圓之收單呈驗方准落票倘該票批准其 人不肯滋券立約承辦則將貯攝作按銀入官如欲領投票格式可赴 本署求取倘欲觀看章程與合約期限及知 章程與合約期限及知詳細者前赴潔凈衙門經

國家棄取或「棄不取亦可等因素此合靈出示曉誡?此特示 一千八百五十九年

正月

十四日5

暑輔政使好師

歷請示可也各票價列低昂任由

曉鈴舉現率

督憲札開伊人投接在大坑山村上山溪底處築水閘一度及洗滌池

一千八百九十八年

國家棄取或總棄不取亦可因奉此合亟出示鹿?此符示 十二月

二十四日示

十四行示

40

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

憲示 署醋 政使司師

『爺事現

號 六百零六

督憲札爺收官地一段出投該地係?錄內地段第一千五百二十一 號坐落鵝頸灣仔道近運糧河處定於西歷一千八百九十九年正月 十六日?禮拜一日下午三點鐘當?開椏如欲知投賣章程詳細 可將西經一千八百九十八年憲:第一千三百一十七篇閱看可也 等因奉此台 出示曉諭 此特示

一千八百九十八年

十二月

示第十號

礜輔政師

『爺事現奉

三十一

憲札諭將官地一段出投該地係?錄內地段第一千五百一十八 號坐落麥都那道?堅尼地道及寶雲道之中定於西?本年正月二 十三日即禮拜一日下午三點鐘當?開投如欲知章程詳細者可將 西歷本年示第七篇閱看可也等因奉此合亟出示曉餘?此特示 一千八百九十九年 正月

初七日示

署政輔使司師

曉諭事現赤

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督憲札爺將官地一段出投該地係?錄九龍內地段第八百七十九 坐落望角嘴定於西本年正月二十四日?禮拜二日下午三點 鑌當?開設如欲知章程詳細者可將西歷本年憲示第八篇閱看可 也等因奉此合亟出示曉餘?此特示

一千八百九十九年

正月

初七日示

13

甜?

?

名號

?有由外附到要依?對綜伴 郵政總局如有此人可郎到本局領瑞? 保家信一封交錦彰新衣店收入 保家信一封交安興號收入 保家信一封交廣福隆收

保家信一封交董泗利收入 保家信一封交梁柱賢收入 保家信一封交陳玉池收入 保家信一封交廣同昌收A

保家信一封交黃亞容收入

近有由外形回吉信封無人到現由外附香港 郵政總局如有此人可即到本局領?特原名號列

付檀香山信一封鍾水福收人 付舊金山信一封交陸添益收入 付花旗祖家信一刻交葉達深收入 什舊金山信一封交李亨收入 付覓多利信一封??水養收入 付吉冷信一封交謝行實收入 付新架波信 一封交李祖添收入 付新架波信一封交方雨順收入 付新架波信一封交馬添收入 付新架波 一封交?亞四收入 付新架波儈一封交梁俊收入 付小北力信一封交李其儉收, 付庇能 信一封交張朝貴收人 付吉冷信一封交亞灶收入

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TH JANUARY, 1899.

THE TRADE MARKS ORDINANCE, 1898.

41

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

HONGKONG.

HE next Criminal Sessions of the Supreme

THE

Sd on Wednesly, the

18th day of January, 1899, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

A. SETH. Acting Registrar.

Registry, Supreme Court,

Hongkong, 14th January, 1899.

K.U.K. OEST, UNG. CONSULAT, HONGKONG.

KUNDMACHUNG.

SEINE Apostolische Majestat der Kaiser

        und Koenig haben mit Allerhoechster Entschliessung vom 2. December 1898 cine allgemeine Amnestie fuer alle Jene zu erthei len geruht. welche wegen Stellungsflucht oder Nicht beachtung eines militairischen Einberufungsbefebles sich in Untersuchung befinden oder eine solche zu gewaertigen haben. Es werden demnach alle sich hier aufhaltenden cest. ung. Staatsangehoerigen, welche glauben, auf diese Amnestie Anspruch machen zu koennen eingeladen, sich in diesem Consulate einfinden zu wollen.

MAX KUTSCHERA..

THE TRADE MARKS ORDINANCE, 1898.

N

Application for Registration of

Trade Mark.

OTICE is hereby given that the SPERRY FLOUR COMPANY INCORPORATED carry- ing on the business of Merchant Millers, in the State of California in the United States of America, the Chief Office of the said Com- pany being at No. 134, California Strect, in the City and County of San Francisco in the State of California aforesaid, have, on the 7th day of January, 1899, applied for the regis- tration in Hongkong in the Register of Trade Marks of the following Trade Mark-

   The invented words "Union Mills" printed, stamped. painted, impressed, branded, stencilled, written, drawn, cut or embossed over the facsimile of an anchor, the facsimile of an anchor under the words "Union Mills" and under- neath the facsimile of an anchor the name of the "Sperry Flour Company' printed on a scroll, and on the right hand side of the anchor are four Chinese

characters "丁哥把蘭" (Ting

Ko Pa Lan) meaning in English "An- chor Brand,"

in the name of SPERRY FLOUR COMPANY INCORPORATED who claim to be the sole pro- prietors thereof.

      The Trade Mark has been used by the appli- cants for upwards of one year past in respect of the following goods :-

Flour in Class 42.

      A Facsimile of the Trade Mark can be seen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hong-

kong and also at the Office of the undersigned.

Dated 14th day of January, 1899.

N

JOHNSON, STOKES & MASTER, Solicitors for the Applicants, 12, Queen's Road Central, Hongkong.

OTICE is hereby given that Messrs. OAKES AND CO., LTD., of 46, New Broad Street, London, and Madras, India, manufacturers, have made application in ac- cordance with the Ordinance relating to Trade Marks in force in Hongkong, for the registra tion of the Trade Mark representation of which appears below, in respect of Cigars and Tobacco.

"PAGODA."

Dated this 14th day of January, 1899.

J. B. FLEURET,

5. Hatton Garden, London, Agent for the Applicants.

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE MARK,

OTICE is hereby given that WILLIAM POWELL, trading as GOODALL

and Drysalters, has, on the 26th day of October, 1898, applied for the registration in Hongkong in the Register of Trade Marks, of the following Trade Mark :-

THE CELEBRATED

YORKSHIRE RELISH

FOR

JALLKINDS OF FISH

GAME, CHOPS.

STEAKS

SOUPS

STEWS.GRAVIES

HOT & COLD MEATS

GOODALL BACKHOUSE&C

PREPARED & SOLD WHOLESALE BY

LEEDS.

in the name of WILLIAM POWELL, trading as GOODALL BACKHOUSE & Co., who claims to be the Sole Proprictor thereof.

The Trade Mark has been used by the Applicant and his predecessors in business for eleven years before the 13th August, 1875, in respect of the following goods :-

Sauces in Class 42.

Dated the 15th day of December, 1898.

NOT

JOHNSON, STOKES & MASTER,

12, Queen's Road Central,

Hongkong,

Solicitors for the Applicant.

REGISTRATION OF TRADE MARK.

OTICE is hereby given that the W. R. IRBY Cigar and Tobacco Co., Limited, of South Peters Street, New Orleans, Tobacco Manufacturers, have made application in accordance with the Ordinance relating to Trade Marks in force in Hongkong for the registration of a Trade Mark, a representation of which appears below in respect of Smoking Tobacco, Chewing Tobacco, Cigars, Cigarettes, and Snuff.

Free

Thase Ch

tester

MILD SWEET &

PURE

Guaranteed

ons, and are

KING

AWARDED

By

THE

AND SOUTH AMERICAN,

NORTH CENTRAL

· EXPOSITION 1885-6

OALEN

PARTE AMERICA

MILD

Cigarettes

FACTORY NO 3 DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA

Norics - The manufacturer of

herein contained has craped with all the regiraments of tw. Evethe Cigars

carboned not to use either this package for Cigarettes again or tha Slame there's undal the penalties provided by law in such cases

un again,nor to remove the contents of this package without destroying said Stama

WR. Irby

CIGAR

& TOBACCO CO UNITED.

SUCCESSOR

NEW ORLEANS, LA U.S.A.

42

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 14TM? JANUARY, 1899.

REGISTRATION OF TRADE MARK.

THE HONGKONG LAND INVESTMENT AND AGENCY COMPANY, LIMITED. .

NOTICE is hereby given that THE ANTI- Olive Street, St. Louis, United States of Ame: NOTICE is hereby given that the Eleventh

KAMNIA CHEMICAL COMPANY, of 1723,

rica, Manufacturing Chemists, have made ap- plication in accordance with the Ordinance relating to Trade Marks in force in Hongkong for the registration of a Trade Mark, a repre- sentation of which appears below, in respect of Chemical Substances prepared for use in Medicine and Pharmacy.

Antikamnia

THE REGISTRATION OF TRADE MARKS

ORDINANCE, 1898.

Application for Registration of Trade Mark.

NTHONERT has on the 9th day of No-

OTICE is hereby given that ERNST

Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders in this Company will be held at the Company's Offices, Victoria Buildings, on Thursday, the 26th January, 1899, at 12 o'clock (Noon), for the purpose of receiving the Report of the Directors together with Statement of Accounts for the Year ending 31st December, 1898.

The Register of Shares of the Company will be closed from Thursday, 19th January, to Thursday, 26th January, (both days inclusive), during which period no transfer of Shares can be registered.

By Order of the Board of Directors,

A. SHELTON HOOPER, Secretary.

Hongkong, 12th January, 1899.

NOTICE.

R. GUSTAV ADOLPH DEGENER-

vember, 1898, applied for the registration, in MBOENING retired from our Firm on

Hongkong, in the Register of Trade Marks, of the following Trade Mark the word "Griendts" and the monogram" J. G." with small letters "V. D. and Z." in the name of THE CHINA EXPORT, IMPORT & BANK COMPAGNIE who claim to be the proprietors thereof.

The Trade Mark is intended to be used by the Applicants forthwith, in respect of the fol- lowing goods in class 42, namely, Butter and Margarine.

  A facsimile of the Trade Mark can be seen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hongkong.

Dated the 18th day of November, 1898.

H. L. DENNYS, Solicitor for the Applicants.

THE REGISTRATION OF TRADE MARKS ORDINANCE, 1898.

Application for Registration of Trade Mark.

N

OTICE is hereby given that ERNST THONERT has on the 9th day of No- vember, 1898, applied for the registration, in Hongkong, in the Register of Trade Marks, of the following Trade Mark a Buffalo upon a pink and gold square flower, and green and gold back ground in the name of THE CHINA EXPORT, IMPORT & BANK COMPAGNIE who claim to be the proprietors thereof.

The Trade Mark is intended to be used by the Applicants forthwith in respect of the fol- lowing goods in class 38, namely, Socks.

  A facsimile of the Trade Mark can be secu at the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hongkong.

Dated the 18th day of November, 1898.

N

H. L. DENNYS, Solicitor for the Applicants.

THE WEST POINT BUILDING COMPANY, LIMITED.

OTICE is hereby given that the Tenth Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders in this Company will be held at the Company's Offices, Victoria Buildings, on Thursday, the 26th January, 1899, at 11.45 o'clock a.m., for the purpose of receiving the Report of the Directors together with Statement of Accounts for the Year ending 31st December, 1898.

 The Register of Shares of the Company will be closed from Friday, 20th January, to Thurs- day, 26th January, (both days inclusive), during which period no transfer of Shares can be registered.

By Order of the Board of Directors,

A. SHELTON HOOPER, Secretary to the Hongkong Land Investment and Agency Co., Ltd.,

General Agents for the West Point Building Company,

Limited.

Hongkong, 12th January, 1899.

the 31st December, 1898,

We have established a Branch of our Firm at Tsintau (Kiaotschou Bay).

Mr. C. SCHWENCKE has been authorized to sign our Firm by procuration in Hongkong from this date.

CARLOWITZ & Co.

Hongkong, 1st January, 1899.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day admitted Mr. LEONARDO NORONHA and Mr. Jose PEDRO BRAGA Partners in our Firm.

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憲示第二十號 署輔政使司師

離事現奉

計開

第一格式

食用

歐洲犯人食用

督,開招人投接自西本年二月初一日起至西?一千九百年 正月三十一日止供辦香港獄?所需下列各物所有落票分投均在 本署收藏限期收至西本年正月二十三日?禮拜一日正午止凡 投票之人必要有財庫作按銀四百圓之收單呈驗方准落倘該票 批准其人不肯承辦則將其財庫作按銀入官凡欲領投票格式可赴 本署求取僻另欲知各詳細者前赴提牢廳署請示可也現將格式 四條開列於下凡欲投者可照式核算分投?此特示

獄?犯人食用須遵下列章程

第一等食用列左

所有作與不作苦工男犯女犯及十六歲以下男幼儿每名每日食用 朝餐每日要麵飽八兩 大餐每H要行米八兩 鹽一兩之四份一 晚餐每日麵飽兩

第二等食用列左

所有作苦工男犯每名每日食用 朝餐每日要麵飽八兩 稀粥一 小? 大 每逢安息日及禮拜三--要麵餓四兩 薯仔八兩 板 油布顛八兩 每逢禮拜一五日要麵飽八兩 薯仔八兩 熟肉六

?

兩要凈肉 每逢禮拜二四六日要麵飽八兩 薯仔八兩 湯一 小 ? 晚餐每日要麵飽六兩 稀粥一小

所有女犯十六歲以下男幼犯及不作苦工男犯每名每日食用 朝 餐每日要麵飽六兩 稀粥一小 大餐每逢安息日及禮拜三日 要麵飽四兩 薯仔六兩 板油布?六兩 每逢禮拜一五日要麵 飽六兩 薯仔六兩 熟肉五兩要凈肉 每逢禮拜二四六日要麵 飽六兩 薯仔六兩 湯一小罐之四份三 晚餐每日要麵飽六兩 稀粥一小?

第三等食用列左

所有作苦工男犯每名每日食用 朝餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六 要麵飽六兩 稀粥一小罐 每逢禮拜一三五日要麵飽六兩 歌 高茶一小罐 大餐每逢安息日要麵飽四兩 行米八兩 鮮魚十 二兩 ?厘材料七錢 每逢禮拜一三五日要麵飽四兩 薯仔 兩 熟肉六兩要凈肉 湯一小 每逢禮拜二四六日要麵飽四 兩 湯一小? 板油布顛一磅 晚餐每日要麵館六兩 稀粥一 小

所有女犯十六歲以下男幼犯及不作苦工男犯錢債及上等輕罪犯 及押候聽訊犯每名每日食用 朝餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六日 要飄飽六兩 稀粥一小罐 每逢禮拜一三五日要麵飽六兩 歌 高茶一小蹲 大餐每逢安息!!要麵飽四兩 行米六兩 鮮魚八兩 架厘材料五錢 每逢禮拜一三五日要麵飽四兩 薯仔八兩 熟

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肉四兩要凈肉 湯一小?之四份三 每逢禮拜二四六日要? 四兩 湯一小罐之四份三 板油布?十二兩 晚餐每日麵飽 六兩 稀粥一小

朝餐每日要行米八兩 晚餐每日要行米八兩

鹽一兩之四份一 晝餐每日要一小 一兩之四份一

歐洲犯人照下列監禁日期按上列各分等食用供給列下

定監禁七日及七日以下者

第一等食用

華犯人食用

定監禁七日以上及三個月以下者

七日上等食用其餘之H第二等食用 三個月以上

三個月第二等食用其餘之日第三等食用

凡監禁兩年及兩年以上歐洲犯人列於功格第一等?者每名每安 息日大餐准另得幾項八兩?加食

歐洲犯人食用如何配製材料

湯每小罈內要淨肉兩 洋?一兩 洋意米一兩 另要?菜或 大薯或土薯或芋頭叫兩及胡椒鹽 稀粥每小??要麥粉二兩 糖膠一兩 鹽要足用 歌高茶每小蹲?要歌高或歌高片十二錢 糖或糖膠一兩 油布?每磅?要板油兩半 麵粉六兩半水 兩 架厘材料要辣椒乾三錢半 胡椒一錢半 黃薑粉一錢之四 份三 小茴一錢之四份三 香芹子-錢之四份三 生油半兩 茶每小?內茶葉半兩 糖一兩之四份三

第一等食用列左

所有作與不作苦 王男犯女犯及十六歲以下男幼犯每名每日食用

第二等食用列左

所有作苦工男犯每名每日食用 朝餐每到安息日及禮拜二四 六日要行米七兩 疏菜四兩 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 茶葉一兩之四份】 每逢禮拜一三五日要行 米七兩 鹹魚一兩 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之份四一 鹽一雨之 四份一 茶葉一兩之四份一 晝每日要粥一小罐 晚餐每逢 安息日及禮拜二三四六日要行米八兩 鮮魚二兩 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份】 茶葉一兩之四份一 每 逢禮拜一五日要行米七兩 蔬菜四兩 椒醬半兩 生油一雨之 四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 茶葉一兩之四份一

所有女犯十六歲以下男幼犯及不作苦工男犯每名每日食用 朝 餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六日要行米六兩 疏菜四兩 椒醬半 兩生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份] 茶葉 兩之四份一 每 逢禮拜一三五日要行米六兩 鹹魚一兩 椒醬半兩 生油一兩 之四份一 鹽一兩之四份! 茶葉一兩之_份一 晝餐每日要 粥一小樽 晚餐每逢安息日及禮拜二三四六口要行米七兩 鮮 魚二兩 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 茶 葉一兩之四份] 每逢禮拜一五日要行米六兩 蔬菜四 椒 醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 茶葉-兩之四 份一

第三等食用列左

所有作苦工男犯每名每日食用 朝要每逢安息日及禮拜二四六

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:

日要行米十一兩 蔬菜十一兩 椒醬一兩之四份三 生油一兩 之四份一 鹽一兩之四份】 茶葉一兩之四份一 每逢禮拜一 三五日要行米十一兩 鹹魚一兩半 椒醬-兩之四份三 生油 一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份】 茶葉一兩之四份一 畫餐每 日要粥一小罐 晚餐每逢禮拜一二三四五六日要行米十一兩 鮮魚二兩 椒醬一兩之閻份三 生油一兩之四份一 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之 四份一 茶葉一兩之四份- 每逢安息日要行米十一兩 鹹魚 兩半 椒醬一兩之四份三 生油一兩之四份一 份一 茶葉-兩之四份一

所有女犯十六歲以下男幼犯及不作苦工男犯錢債及上等輕罪犯 及押候聽訊獍每名每!食用 朝餐每逢安息 = 及禮拜二四六日 要行米九 蔬菜八雨 椒醬半兩 生油-兩之四份一 鹽一兩 之四份」 茶葉一兩之四份】 每逢禮拜一三五日要行米九兩 鹹魚一兩 椒醬半兩 牛油一雨之四份ㄧ 鹽一兩之四份一 茶葉一雨之四份一 晝餐每日要粥一小罐 晚餐每逢禮拜一二 三四五六日要行米九兩 鮮魚二兩 椒醫半兩 生油一兩之四 份一 鹽一兩之四份】 茶葉一雨之四份】 每逢安息H要行 米九雨 鹹魚一兩 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份】 鹽一兩之 四份一 茶葉一兩之四份一 印度犯人食用

第一等食用列左

所有作與不作苦 士男犯女犯及十六歲以下男幼犯每名每日食用 朝餐每日要麵粉八兩 鹽一兩四份之一 畫餐每日要粥一小罐

鹽一兩之四

晚餐每日要行米八兩 鹽一兩之四份一

第二等食用列左

所有 作苦工男犯每名每日食用 朝餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六 日要行米十兩 蔬菜八兩 加南荳二兩 椒醬一兩之四份三 生油一兩之四份一.鹽一兩之四份】 每逢禮拜一三五日要麵 粉九兩 鮮魚二兩 加南荳二兩 椒醬一兩之西三 生油一兩 之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 晝餐每日要粥一小罐 晚餐每逢 安息日及禮拜二四六日要麵粉九兩 鮮魚二兩 加南荳二兩 椒醬一兩之四份三 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 每 逢禮拜一三五日要行米+兩 蔬菜八兩 加南荳二兩 椒醬一 兩之四份三 生油一兩之四份】 鹽一兩之四份一

所有女犯十六歲以下男幼犯及不作苦工男犯每名每日食用 朝 餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六日要行米八兩 蔬菜八兩 加南荳 兩半 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 每逢 禮拜一三五日要麵粉八兩 鮮魚兩半 加南荳兩半 椒醬半兩 油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 晝餐每日要粥一小 晚餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六日要麵粉八兩 鮮魚兩半 加南 荳兩半 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 逢禮拜一三五日要行米八兩 蔬菜八兩 加南荳兩半 椒醬半 兩 生油一兩之四份一 ? 兩之四份一

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第三等食用列左

第一等食用

所有作苦工男犯每名每日食用 朝餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六 日要行米十二兩 蔬菜十一兩 加南豆二兩 椒醬一兩之四份 三 生油一兩之西份一 之四份一 ?一兩之四份 每逢禮拜一三五日 要麵粉十一兩 鮮魚二兩 加南豆二兩 椒醬一兩之四份三 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 畫餐每日要粥一小罐 晚餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六日要麵粉十一雨 鮮魚二兩 絹豆二兩 椒醬一兩之四份三 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之 四份一 每逢禮拜一三五行米十二兩 蔬菜十一兩 加南 豆二兩 椒醬一兩之四份三 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四

所有女犯十六歲以下男幼犯及不作苦工男犯錢債及上等輕罪犯 押候聽訓犯每名每日食用 朝餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六要 米九雨 蔬菜九兩 加南豆兩半 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四

鹽一兩之四份】 每逢禮拜一三五 -- 要麵粉九兩 鮮魚 兩半 加南豆兩半 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之 四份一 晝餐 日 要粥一小罐 晚餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六 日要麵粉九雨 鮮魚兩半 加南豆兩半 椒醬半兩 生油一兩 之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 每逢禮拜一三五日要行米九兩 蔬菜 7. 兩 加南豆兩半 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一

中華及印度犯人照下列監禁日期按上列各分等食用供給下列 定監禁七日及七日以下者

定監禁七日以上及六個月以下者 七日上等食用其餘之日第二等食用 六個月以上

六個月以上第二食用其餘之日 第三等食用

凡監禁兩年及兩年以上華人及印度犯人列於功格第一等?者每 名每安息日 朝餐華犯人准另得?肉六兩印度犯人准另得?項 八兩?加食

華人及印度犯人食用如何配製材料

格內所言各物輕重多寡等數均照生鮮計各物要依兩類人之彼此 常規而製

所供之蔬菜要好及鮮壯所有小梗葉中根殘葉一概不取 椒醬係 用洋?一兩蒜頭一錢及辣椒三錢製成製成要先加食用油方可分 派 粥每小??要行米二兩 鹽要足用

罰食 ?懶惰及行?不好之犯人食用 第一等男女食用列左

所有歐洲人男女犯每名每日要?館一磅及水 所有華人男女犯每名每日要行米十二兩 鹽半兩及水 所有!度人男女犯每名每日要行米十二兩 鹽半兩及水 此食用限七日第四日用下列格式食用代替凡祇食此等食用之日 不使作工

第二等食用列左 ?凡男女日作之工夫非特指明作苦工者 用此等食用

所有歐洲人男女犯每名每日 朝餐要麵飽八兩 大餐要薯仔八 兩印度粟和麥粉粥一小罐 晚餐要麵飽八兩

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四份一

所有華人男女犯每名每日 朝餐要行米六兩 蔬菜兩 椒醬 半兩 生油一兩之四份一鹽一兩之四份] 大餐要一小罐 晚餐行米六兩 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 所有印度人男女犯每名每日 朝餐要麵粉七兩 椒醬半兩 鹽 一兩之四份一 大餐要印度粟和麥粉粥一小? 晚餐要行米七 兩 椒醬半兩 鹽一兩之四份一 此等食用限用二十一日

第三等食用列左 ?凡男犯人作苦工所用之食用

所有歐洲人男犯每名每日朝餐要?飽八兩 大餐要麵飽八兩 薯仔八兩 印粟粉粥 小?半 晚餐要麵飽八兩 所有華人男犯每名每日 朝餮要行米十兩 蔬菜兩 椒醬牛 融 生油一雨之四份一 鹽-兩之四份 大餐 粥一小半 晚餐妄行米十兩 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽 兩之

所有印度人男女犯每名每 朝餐要麵粉八兩 蔬菜

醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 |一兩之四份 一大餐要印度粟 和麥粉粥一小半 晚餐要行米八兩 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之 四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 此食用與四十二

印度粟和麥粉粥如何配製法用印度粟及麥粉各半並鹽度粟先 煮耐過麥粉如欲煮粥一小半其法用清水二小?煮滾加鹽 要一兩四份之一將印度粟三兩漸漸 入隨加隨攪後加麥粉亦然 務要不停手攪煮至一小樽半?度 ?一兩之四份一 粥及椒醬要 如常餐製便 粥及椒醬配製均照上文所指平常犯人之食用煮法

醫館內食用

所有歐洲人每名每日食用

足食等物列左

朝餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六日要麵飽六兩 稀粥一小 每 逢禮拜一三五日要麵飽六雨 高茶一小罐 大餐每逢安息! 要麵飽溪兩 行米六兩 鮮魚八兩 架材料五錢 每逢禮拜 一三玉:要?飽四兩 薯仔八兩 熟肉西兩要淨肉 湯一小罐 之閎份= 每逢禮拜二四六日要麵飽湯一小罐之四份三 板油布?十二兩 晚餐每日要?飽六兩 稀粥一小饑 .半食等物列左

朝發每日要麵飽六兩 稀粥」小鷺 大餐每逢安息日及禮拜三 日要飆篚四雨 薯仔六兩 油布?六兩 每逢禮拜五日 要刻飽六兩 薯仔六雨 熟肉五兩要淨肉 每逢禮拜二四六日 要?飽六兩 薯仔六 湯一小罐之四份三 晚餐每日要?飽 六兩 稀粥一小

下食等物列左

朝餐每日要?飽?兩牛奶油半兩 牛奶半小? 糖一兩 茶葉 兩之↓份】 大餐每日要?飽四兩 牛肉茶半小? 晚餐每 要牛奶半小鏵 麵飽四兩 牛奶油半兩

所有華人每名每日食用

足食等物列左

朝餐每逢安息及禮拜二四六日要行米九 蔬菜八兩 椒醬

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半兩 生油一雨之四份一 鹽一兩之四份】 茶葉一兩之四份 1 每逢禮拜一三五汗要行米"兩鹹魚一兩 椒醬半兩 生 油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 茶葉一兩之四份一 晝餐每日要粥一小? 晚餐每逢禮拜一二三四五六日要行米九 兩 魚二兩 椒醬半兩生油一兩之叫份一 鹽一兩之四份一 茶葉 兩之四份一 每逢安息日要行米九兩 鹹魚一兩 椒醬 半兩 生油一兩之四份】 一兩之四份一 茶葉一兩之四份一

半食等物列左

朝餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六日要行米六雨 蔬菜四兩 椒醬 半兩 生油一兩之四份】 鹽 兩之四份一 茶葉 兩之圈份 每逢禮拜一三五日要行米六兩 鹹魚一兩 椒醬半兩 生 油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 茶葉一雨之四份一 晝餐 每日要粥一小罐 晚餐每逢安息日及禮拜二三四六日要行米七 兩 鮮魚二雨 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份 茶葉一兩之四份一 每逢禮拜一五日要行米六兩 蔬菜 四兩 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之週份一 鹽一兩之四份」 茶葉 一兩之四份】

下食等物列左

朝餐每日要行米六兩 鹽兩之八份一 茶葉一兩之四份一 粥半小罐 晝餐每日要一小罐 餐每日要行米六兩 茶葉 一兩之四份一 粥半小

所有印度人每名每日食用

足食等物列左

朝餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六H要行米九兩 疏菜九兩 加南 荳一兩半 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份】 鹽一兩之四份一 每逢禮拜一三五日要麵粉九雨 鮮魚兩半 加南荳兩半 椒醬半 兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 晝餐每日要一小罐 晚餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六日要麵粉九兩 鮮魚兩 加 南荳兩半 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 ?]兩之四份一 每逢禮拜一三五日要行米九兩 蔬菜九兩 加南荳兩半 椒醬 半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一

半食等物列左

朝餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六日要行米八兩 蔬菜八兩 加南 荳兩半 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份】 每 逢禮拜一三五日要麵粉八兩 鮮魚兩半 加南荳兩半 醬椒半 兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 晝餐每日要粥一小 ? 晚餐每逢安息日及禮拜二四六日要麵粉八兩 鮮魚兩半 加南荳兩半 椒醬半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一 每逢禮拜一三五日要行米八兩 疏菜八兩 加南苔兩半 椒醬 半兩 生油一兩之四份一 鹽一兩之四份一

下食等物列左

朝餐每日要行米六兩 鮮魚四兩 茶葉一兩之四份一 粥半小 ? 晝餐每日要一小罐 晚餐每日要行米六兩 製湯?項半 粥半小? 牛肉茶要淨瘦牛肉八而製成一小?

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製牛肉茶法 將牛肉切至極碎放入冷水?加鹽少許由漸加熱微 熬至兩點鐘之久不使大滾後用隔器濾去肉渣方可 湯及稀粥板 油布?歌高茶粥椒醬茶加架厘材料均照平常犯人食用製法 下列格外或暫代之物按醫生所需多少照交

啞路酒每?計 牛肉茶每小?計 麵飽每磅計 牛奶油每磅計 ?項·歌高 白粟米粉英名于付牙每磅計 ?蛋每隻計 鮮 魚 生菜 雪均每磅計 牛奶每?計 各樣檸檬荷蘭水梳打等 水每?計 麥粉 米 西米均每磅計 士必烈酒 士頭酒均每 ?計‧糖 土薯 茶葉 疏菜均每磅計 洋酒每?計

第二格式柴炭油火及觀等物列左

英國中等條覷 英國好條覷 架剌吉打圓覦俱一百一十二磅計 雪梨煤炭每噸計 堅炭 棉繩燈心俱每磅計 松柴每襜計 水油每罐計 生油每磅計 燈心每打計

第三格式製造工作材料什物列左

惡西匿酸每磅計 鐇頭每把計 鐵砧每個計 大鑽每打計 頭肉每個計 烏便擦鞋墨水每?計 來路刨肉唐刨肉俱每打計 小鑽每打計 黃銅每磅計 唐人鑽每打計 白?礬每 醋?水每計 圓竹椅料每綑計 竹笏仔 黃蠟白蠟 洗物藍 靛硼砂俱每磅計 猶綜毛每兩計 銅衣鈕 骨衣鈕俱每十二打 黑紅白洋布及花洋布作手巾用俱每碼計 中等及第四第 六號?帆布每疋計 棉帆布每碼計 厚板紙皮 堅炭每磅計 黑藍紅白絨並唐人面巾俱每碼計 花旗布每碼計 枳每磅計

規每把計 ?繩仔呂宋白繩仔俱每磅計 銼大中小每個計 雜 色及?色佛蘭絨仔俱每碼計 雪梨煤炭每噸計 黑白棉線每卷 計 棉紗每磅計 洋鑽 鑿俱每打計 柴刀每張計 花旗斜布 白?帆布 來路藍布每碼計 染料每攡計 染料每罐計 鶲蛋 粘物用每隻計 造鞋樹膠布每碼計 造鞋銅?眼每盒計 松柴 ?澹計 麵粉粘物用 牛皮膠俱每磅計 金薄每張計 草用作 一等二等用俱每磅計 手鑽每個計 刀石塊計 玻璃片 每方尺計 ?每磅計 黑皮每塊計 生皮每磅計 大小銅鐵銨每 佪計 ?眼扣圈每十二打計 鐵箍每磅計 大小中錘每個計 平常花巾白巾每打計 綜色西名荷蘭布每碼計 唐墨每枝計 印墨水 號衣墨水每磅計 間行墨水每計 生熟鐵及鐵枝每 磅計 鐵釬每支計 羊仔皮每塊計 做鞋刀每張計 棉鞋帶 每對計 架裟布每碼計 英國黑皮鞋面用每塊計 英國熟皮 鞋底用 星架波熟皮鞋底 英國白熟皮鞋裡用 熟皮鞋底 用俱每磅計 鉛片 蘇木?色用俱每磅計 鹹水洗物用每計 裝書熟皮每磅計 裝書全張熟皮每張計 火柴每包計 糖膠水 印物用俱每?計 白板紙皮 鐵釘佛西釘每磅計 花手巾物 料白手巾物料俱每碼計 機油 菜油每計 印稿生紙每打計 平常白紙每綑四十打計 唐沙紙 磅計 大張厚紙每打計 金紙每張計 色紙 襯紙俱每打計 富路士湖紙每綑四十打計 雲石紙 紙 英沙俱每打計 ?眼鑿每打計 竹木釘 蠟 ?每磅訏 日本片紙 花絲緻 油紙俱每打計 造椅圓籐每銦 計 造椅開邊籐 籐籐心 松香 鐵鑀釘 ?繩 呂宋?俱 呂朱繩俱 勇計 大小銅鐵螺絲 黃子種每打計 平常藍嗶機布每碼計

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塊絲

綿羊皮牛仔皮每塊計 梳打鹽每磅計 條覷 額外好條覿 架 剌吉打圓覦俱一百一十二磅計 軟覿每磅計 釬口錫每磅計 酒精每?計 麻繩 白綿繩仔 紅綿繩仔 俱每磅計 銅鐵錫 釘仔每磅計 絲線每兩計 ?線 黑白綿線俱每磅計 斗錫每 塊計 火水白鐵罐每個計 縫線 網線 黑油線 造??線俱每

楊計 明油 醋每?計 鐵線 銅黃銅線每磅計 花旗杉木每塊 計 唐松木每?計 蘇木每磅計 星架波木每塊計 油木每嬌 壁尺計 唐松木頭每條計 硝每磅計 銼鋸用之銼每張計 螺 批大中小俱每個計 較剪每把計 生梁粉,磅計 羊仔皮每 塊計 大中小轉螺匙每條計 灣杉刨每張計 大中小水泡每 個計 硫磺每磅計 大中小洋鋸唐鋸花鋸俱每張計 床衣每碼 計 唐字粒每磅計 鐵夾每個計 窩澤每計 色紙每門 十打計

第四格式零星雜貨列左

中西鞋錐每打計 竹篩箕每個計 各類大小中等竹器籮箕 三 角灣鐘鉸每個計 煮食鐵鑊每磅計 長柄毛掃每支計 ?毛掃 每個計 唐顏料 英?料掃每支計 英白灰 唐白灰橘每

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 27.

Pursuant to section 10 of the Medical Registration Ordinance, 1884, His Excellency the Governor, has been pleased to appoint the following gentlemen to be Members of the Medical Board :-

FREDERIC OSMUND STEDMAN, M.D., London, and EDWARD OSBORNE, vice WILLIAM HARTIGAN,

M.D. and NATHANIEL JOSEPH EDE who have left the Colony.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 28.

     Notice is hereby given that Messrs. HORROCKSES CREWDSON & CO., LIMITED, of 4 & 5, Love Lane, Wood Street, London, have complied with the requirements of Ordinance 18 of 1898, for the registra- tion in this Colony of their Marks as applied to Cotton Piece Goods; and that the same have been duly registered.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 18th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 29.

Candidates are invited for the post of Assistant Warder in the Government Lunatic Asylum. Salary $60 a month, and $7 a month allowance for fuel and light.

Uniform and quarters for a single man provided.

     Further particulars regarding the duties, &c. may be obtained from the Principal Civil Medical Officer at the Government Civil Hospital.

Applications which should be accompanied by satisfactory references as to age and character must reach this Office not later than Noon on Tuesday, the 31st instant.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 30.

The following Minutes are published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 1.

    Minutes of the proceelings of the SANITARY BOARD, at a meeting held on Thursday, the 5th day of January, 1899.

PRESENT:

The Principal Civil Medical Officer, (Dr. JOHN MITFORD ATKINSON), President.

The Captain Superintendent of Police, (The Honourable FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Vice-President.

The Director of Public Works, (The Honourable ROBERT DALY ORMSBY),

The Acting Registrar General, (JAMES DYER BALL, Esquire).

The Medical Officer of Health, (Dr. FRANCIS WILLIAM CLARK).

EDWARD OSBORNE, Esquire.

Minutes. The minutes of a meeting held on the 22nd day of December, 1898, of a confidential meeting held on the same date, and of a special meeting held on the 3rd day of January, 1899, were confirmed.

Bubonic Plague.-A report by H.B.M. Consul at Canton, and a report by Dr. CHUNG, concerning the alleged prevalence of Bubonic Plague in and around Canton, were laid on the table.

The Acting Registrar General addressed the Board and withdrew the motion of which he had given notice at the previous meeting.

    Amendment of Bye-laws for the regulation of the Cattle and Swine Depots.-Correspondence concerning the amendment of certain of the bye-laws for the regulation of the Cattle and Swine Depots was considered.

The Medical Officer of Health moved-

That the Bye-laws made by the Sanitary Board on the 11th day of April, 1835, for the regulation of the Cattle and Swine Depots, and approved by the Legislative Council on the 23rd day of May, 1895, under sub-section 14 of section 13 of Ordinance 24 of 1887, be revoked.

The Captain Superintendent of Police seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

The Bye-laws, as amended, were then considered by the Board and approved.

The President moved-

That the Bye-laws for the regulation of the Cattle and Swine Depots be made and transmitted to the Colonial

Secretary for the approval of the Legislative Council.

The Captain Superintendent of Police seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Mortality Returns.-The mortality returns for Macao for the weeks ending December 11th and 18th, 1898, were laid on the table.

    The mortality returns for the Colony of Hongkong for the weeks ending December 17th and 24th, 1898, were laid on the table.

Licences to keep Swine.-Thirteen applications for licences to keep Swine were considered.

The President moved-

That the licences be granted.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

The President moved-

That strangers be requested to withdraw.

The Medical Officer of Health seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

A confidential meeting of the Board was then held.

Adjournment.-The Board then adjourned until Thursday, the 19th day of January, 1899.

J. M. ATKINSON,

President.

Confirmed this 19th day of January, 1899.

FRANCIS W. CLARK,

Acting Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 31.

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     With reference to Government Notification No. 2 of the 7th instant, it is hereby notified that RICHARD FREDERICK DRURY resumed the duties of Sanitary Surveyor on the 18th instant.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 32.

The following Finding of the Marine Court of Inquiry into the loss of the British Steamship Glenavon, Official No. 84,305 of Glasgow, is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

FINDING.

     We find that the British Steamship Glenavon, Official No. 84,305 of Glasgow, of which WILLIAM PITHIE was Master, the number of his Certificate being 07,101 issued at Aberdeen, left Hongkong on the 29th December, 1898, at about 5.23 p.m. bound for United Kingdom with a cargo of 3,300 tons.

     The ship appears to have been well found with one exception, namely, that there was only one Compass on the Bridge which was of necessity therefore used for all purposes, steering as well as bearings, though it does not appear that this contributed to the casualty.

She appears to have been properly and sufficiently manned and was in a good and seaworthy

condition.

That her draft of water on leaving was 20 feet forward and 22 feet aft.

That after passing Green Island Light at 5.54 p.m. a course was set S. 34° W. by Compass (or S. 30° W. true).

     That at about 6.34 p.m. the course was altered to S. 15° E. by Compass, there being no error on this course.

     That shortly after 7 p.m. the ship struck and sustained such severe damage that she foundered in about 50 minutes.

     That the crew and passengers were saved with the exception of the Chief Officer, WILLIAM DIXON; one Quarter-Master, WILLIAM SMITII; the Second Steward, FRANK WILSON; and one Chinese, CHEUNG IP, No. 3 Fireman.

     It appears from the evidence before the Court that the first course S. 34° W. was set by the Master as being a mid-channel course between Lamma and Chung Islands, and though this course in the opinion of the Court was not the best that could have been taken, it cannot be considered as an improper course.

From a position where the Eastern end of Chung Island would be abeam and 14 miles distant, it was the object of the Master to alter his course to S. 15° E. so as to pass 2 miles East of Ling Ting Island. Again this course in the opinion of the Court was not the best that could have been taken as it passed only 14 miles off the Northern Ling Ting rock, a distance which was little enough having in view a set of the flood tide to the Westward.

     The Master gave orders to the Third Officer to take a 4-point bearing of Chung Island and to let him know when it was abeam. The Court is of opinion that, in the darkness and owing to high land at the back, a reliable 4-point bearing was not taken, and that consequently an erroneous position was arrived at, making the S. 15° E. course an absolutely dangerous one, and that such an erroneous position was the principal cause of the casualty.

The Court is of opinion that the Master did not exercise proper care in fixing this position. It cannot consider that a general direction to a Junior Officer to take a 4-point bearing of an Island itself more than 2 miles long and which was to be passed at a distance of only 1 miles, indicates sufficiently careful and seamanlike navigation, though the Court believes that the Master's direction was carried out by the Third Officer to the best of his ability.

Further, it appears to the Court that it is at least probable that, there was a not inconsiderable lapse of time between the taking of the beam bearing of Chung Island and the alteration of the course to S. 15° E. and the ship continuing on the S. 34° W. course was continually making the S. 15° E. course more and more dangerous.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 31.

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     With reference to Government Notification No. 2 of the 7th instant, it is hereby notified that RICHARD FREDERICK DRURY resumed the duties of Sanitary Surveyor on the 18th instant.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 32.

The following Finding of the Marine Court of Inquiry into the loss of the British Steamship Glenavon, Official No. 84,305 of Glasgow, is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

FINDING.

     We find that the British Steamship Glenavon, Official No. 84,305 of Glasgow, of which WILLIAM PITHIE was Master, the number of his Certificate being 07,101 issued at Aberdeen, left Hongkong on the 29th December, 1898, at about 5.23 p.m. bound for United Kingdom with a cargo of 3,300 tons.

     The ship appears to have been well found with one exception, namely, that there was only one Compass on the Bridge which was of necessity therefore used for all purposes, steering as well as bearings, though it does not appear that this contributed to the casualty.

She appears to have been properly and sufficiently manned and was in a good and seaworthy

condition.

That her draft of water on leaving was 20 feet forward and 22 feet aft.

That after passing Green Island Light at 5.54 p.m. a course was set S. 34° W. by Compass (or S. 30° W. true).

     That at about 6.34 p.m. the course was altered to S. 15° E. by Compass, there being no error on this course.

     That shortly after 7 p.m. the ship struck and sustained such severe damage that she foundered in about 50 minutes.

     That the crew and passengers were saved with the exception of the Chief Officer, WILLIAM DIXON; one Quarter-Master, WILLIAM SMITII; the Second Steward, FRANK WILSON; and one Chinese, CHEUNG IP, No. 3 Fireman.

     It appears from the evidence before the Court that the first course S. 34° W. was set by the Master as being a mid-channel course between Lamma and Chung Islands, and though this course in the opinion of the Court was not the best that could have been taken, it cannot be considered as an improper course.

From a position where the Eastern end of Chung Island would be abeam and 14 miles distant, it was the object of the Master to alter his course to S. 15° E. so as to pass 2 miles East of Ling Ting Island. Again this course in the opinion of the Court was not the best that could have been taken as it passed only 14 miles off the Northern Ling Ting rock, a distance which was little enough having in view a set of the flood tide to the Westward.

     The Master gave orders to the Third Officer to take a 4-point bearing of Chung Island and to let him know when it was abeam. The Court is of opinion that, in the darkness and owing to high land at the back, a reliable 4-point bearing was not taken, and that consequently an erroneous position was arrived at, making the S. 15° E. course an absolutely dangerous one, and that such an erroneous position was the principal cause of the casualty.

The Court is of opinion that the Master did not exercise proper care in fixing this position. It cannot consider that a general direction to a Junior Officer to take a 4-point bearing of an Island itself more than 2 miles long and which was to be passed at a distance of only 1 miles, indicates sufficiently careful and seamanlike navigation, though the Court believes that the Master's direction was carried out by the Third Officer to the best of his ability.

Further, it appears to the Court that it is at least probable that, there was a not inconsiderable lapse of time between the taking of the beam bearing of Chung Island and the alteration of the course to S. 15° E. and the ship continuing on the S. 34° W. course was continually making the S. 15° E. course more and more dangerous.

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After the S. 15° E. course was set no steps were taken to fix the position and there is no other evidence before the Court until a few minutes before the casualty, the Chief Officer, who was in charge of the deck, and the Quarter-Master, who was at the wheel, having been most unfortunately drowned.

   After careful consideration of all the points which have come before it the Court is of opinion that the loss of the ship was caused by the wrongful act or default of the Master, in that the ship was not navigated with sufficient and seamanlike care, and it therefore directs that his certificate be suspended for a period of twelve months from the date of the casualty.

The Court is of opinion that the boats should have remained by the ship, as they were ordered, instead of making for Hongkong as they did, had they done this it is possible that they might have been able to save the four lives which were lost.

   The Court desires to place on record its high opinion of the conduct of the Master, Chief Officer, and others who stood by the ship to the last and exerted themselves to reduce as far as possible the consequences of the casualty.

Further, the Court also wishes to place on record their high appreciation of the conduct of the Second Engineer, Mr. ROBERT Born, who stood by his Captain in the ship and did his duty below alone to the very last.

The Master if he so desires may be granted a First Mate's Certificate. The Master's Certificate having been lost with the ship cannot be given up.

Given under our hands at Hongkong this 13th day of January, 1899.

R. MURRAY RUMSEY, Retd. Comdr. R.N.,

President of Court. RICHARD J. ROGERS, Staff Commander, R.N.,

H. M. S." Tamar."

RUPERT ARCHIBALD,

Commander, R. M. S. " Empress of China."

HARRY MOWATT,

Master, Brit. §. S. "Athenian."

WILLIAM ARCHARD EVANS,

Master, Brit. S. S. "Monmouthshire."

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 33.

The following is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st January, 1899.

Government of China.

SWATOW DISTRICT.

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS, No. 31.

T. SERCOMBE Smith,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Dove Rock Buoy adrift.

Notice is hereby given that the Dove Rock Whistling Buoy has broken adrift from its mooring, and has not yet been recovered.

A temporary buoy to mark the Dove Rock will be moored as soon as possible.

Approved:

C. P. DAWSON,

Harbour Master.

F. A. MORGAN,

Commissioner of Customs.

CUSTOM HOUSE,

Swarow, 12th January, 1899.

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After the S. 15° E. course was set no steps were taken to fix the position and there is no other evidence before the Court until a few minutes before the casualty, the Chief Officer, who was in charge of the deck, and the Quarter-Master, who was at the wheel, having been most unfortunately drowned.

   After careful consideration of all the points which have come before it the Court is of opinion that the loss of the ship was caused by the wrongful act or default of the Master, in that the ship was not navigated with sufficient and seamanlike care, and it therefore directs that his certificate be suspended for a period of twelve months from the date of the casualty.

The Court is of opinion that the boats should have remained by the ship, as they were ordered, instead of making for Hongkong as they did, had they done this it is possible that they might have been able to save the four lives which were lost.

   The Court desires to place on record its high opinion of the conduct of the Master, Chief Officer, and others who stood by the ship to the last and exerted themselves to reduce as far as possible the consequences of the casualty.

Further, the Court also wishes to place on record their high appreciation of the conduct of the Second Engineer, Mr. ROBERT Born, who stood by his Captain in the ship and did his duty below alone to the very last.

The Master if he so desires may be granted a First Mate's Certificate. The Master's Certificate having been lost with the ship cannot be given up.

Given under our hands at Hongkong this 13th day of January, 1899.

R. MURRAY RUMSEY, Retd. Comdr. R.N.,

President of Court. RICHARD J. ROGERS, Staff Commander, R.N.,

H. M. S." Tamar."

RUPERT ARCHIBALD,

Commander, R. M. S. " Empress of China."

HARRY MOWATT,

Master, Brit. §. S. "Athenian."

WILLIAM ARCHARD EVANS,

Master, Brit. S. S. "Monmouthshire."

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 33.

The following is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st January, 1899.

Government of China.

SWATOW DISTRICT.

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS, No. 31.

T. SERCOMBE Smith,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Dove Rock Buoy adrift.

Notice is hereby given that the Dove Rock Whistling Buoy has broken adrift from its mooring, and has not yet been recovered.

A temporary buoy to mark the Dove Rock will be moored as soon as possible.

Approved:

C. P. DAWSON,

Harbour Master.

F. A. MORGAN,

Commissioner of Customs.

CUSTOM HOUSE,

Swarow, 12th January, 1899.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 10.

57

The following Lot of Crown Land at Macdonnell Road, (between Kennedy and Bowen Roads), will be sold by Public Auction on Monday, the 23rd day of January, 1899, at 3 p.m.

Inland Lot No. 1,518.

For Particulars and Conditions of Sale see page 7 of the Government Gazette for 1899.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 11.

    The following Lot of Crown Land at Mong Kok Tsui will be sold by Public Auction on Tuesday, the 24th day of January, 1899, at 3 p.m.

Kowloon Inland Lot No. 879.

For Particulars and Conditions of Sale see page 8 of the Government Gazette for 1899.

By Cominand,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 592.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Monday, the 30th January, 1899, for the general scavenging of the following villages, namely

1. Hunghom, Kowloon Point, Yaumati and Taikoktsui, etc.

2. Shaukiwan and Quarry Bay.

3. Aberdeen and Aplichau.

4. Stanley and Taitam.

    For specifications, period of contracts and full particulars, apply at the Office of the Secretary to the Sanitary Board.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

No tender will be received for (1) Hunghom, Kowloon Point, Yaumati and Taikoktsui, etc. unless the person tendering produces a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $50; and no tender will be received for (2) Shaukiwan and Quarry Bay, for (3) Aberdeen and Aplichau, or for (4) Stanley and Taitam unless the person tendering produces a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $25; which sum or sums shall be forfeited to the Crown by way of liquidated damages if such person or persons refuse to enter into an Agreement and Bond should his or their tenders be accepted.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th December, 1898:

T. SERCOMBE Smith,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 34.

The following Returns of Deaths are published.

?

By Command,

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st January, 1899.

58

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21st JANUARY, 1899,

A SUMMARY OF DEATHS AND THEIR CAUSES SHOWN IN THE ATTACHED RETURN AS

EUROPEAN AND

FOREIGN

COMMUNITY.

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

VICTORIA DISTRICT.-

DISEASE.

Infantile (Convulsions,

Convulsives

Civil-Estimated Population.

Army.-Estimated Strength.

Navy.-Estimated Strength.

No. 1.

No. 2.

No. 8.

No. 4.

No. 5.

No. 6.

No. 7.

No. 8.

No. 9.

No. 10.

8,779

:

:

Diseases, Trismus Nascentium.

Throat Affections,

Chest Affections,

Acute,

Chronic,

fAcute,

2

Chronic,

4

(Cholera,

Diarrhoea,

Choleraic.

Bowel Complaints,

Dysentery,

Colic,

:

Estimated l'opulation,

:

:

:

:..

5 2

4

1

1 1

2

O

1

10

5

1

...

1 1

...

...

...

...

...

...

10

5

2

??

3

18

2

CO

3

3 5

2

9

3

1

4

1

1

2

...

...

...

:

:

:

1

1

1

Malarial,

S

Remittent,...

Intermittent,

Simple Continued,

Puerperal,

Fevers, Influenza,

Exanthematous,

Marasmus,

Other Causes,

Typhoid,

Measles,

Small-pox

Bubonic Plague,

4.

...

...

1

12

TOTAL,

:.

:

...

:

...

...

:

:

:

:

1 2 1

...

:

2

...

...

5

1

2

...

...

2

1

1

:

:

:

:

1

...

....

00

8

3 2

:

18 2 16 6

:

...

...

:

:

:

...

...

...

:

4 9 5

6

Co

19

1

1 12

65 17 24 16 14 12 17 32

12

SANITARY Board RooM,

HONGWONG, 1th January, 1899.

THE HONGKONG -GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1899.

HAVING BEEN REGISTERED DURING THE MONTH ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 1898.

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

DIVISION.

Kaulung Shaukiwan

Aberdeen

Estimated Population.

District.

District.

District.

Stanley District.

Estimated

Estimated

Estimated

l'opulation.

Population.

Population.

Estimated Population.

Land. Boat. Land. Boat. Land. Boat. Land. Boat.

16,142 28,927 6,000 8,233 3,950

3,460 4,900 1,044 760

|

Non-Residents.

Unknown..

Peak.

Harbour.

172,382

...

:

:

:

...

...

1

1

5

4

9

7

...

:

:

:

...

1

...

TOTAL.

59

GRAND TOTAL.

12

38

26

1

1

...

LO

5

1

1

3

...

...

59

127

3

1

1

1

1

1

68

...

2

7

1

5

1

...

...

...

34

42

...

...

...

...

...

6

...

2

1

...

...

2

?

1

5

3

...

...

14

N

3

4

...

...

26

:

:

:

...

1

...

:

:

:

...

***

...

2

13

...

16

8

6

CO

...

...

...

...

...

:

...

42

...

1

1

6

6

1

2

147

147

10 1

26

49

23

19

10

10

2

3

403

403

i

FRANCIS W. CLARK,

Acting Secretary.

60

No. 10.

Unknown.

Peak.

Harbour.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1899.

RETURN SHOWING THE NUMBER OF DEATHS REGISTERED DURING THE

BRITISH

AND FOREIGN COMMUNITY.

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

VICTORIA DISTRICT.

DIVISION.

CAUSES.

Civil.

Army.

Navy.

No. 7.

No. 8.

No. 9.

4

1

1

2

5

2

::

::

-AL:

No. 1.

No. 2.

No. 3.

I.-General Diseases.

A.-Specific Febrile

Diseases.

Zymotic.

Diphtheria,

Fever, Typhoid, (Enteric).....

Diarrhoea,

Dysentery,

Bubonic Fever, (Plague),

Malarial.

Fever, Intermittent,

Remittent,

")

(Undefined),

1

1

162

1

1

...

:

:211

1 1

J

2

: ?: :

1

::~

1

2

ai wi

6

2

1

1

...

...

1

~ IN

1

:-

::

:::

...

::

::

...

...

...

::

:::

1

1

:

::

...

::

:::

::

:.

::

...

::

:

::

:.

2

:

::

:

::

:

...

...

1

:

::

::

: :

1

:

...

::

::

:-

...

:

:.

4

:-2:

: co co :

3

3

::

1

3

Beri-Beri,

Syphilis,

Venereal.

B.-Diseases dependent on Specific External Agents.

Poisons.

Vegetable, Opium, (Suicide), (Poisoning),

Effects of Injuries.

Burns,

Drowning,

Hanging. (Execution), Hoemorrhage from Lung (old

wound of chest),.

Gangrene of leg (Traumatic), Rupture of Spleen,................ Fracture and dislocation of

Spine,

Electric Shock,.....................

Errors of Diet.

Alcoholism, Acute,

C.-Developmental

Diseases.

Immaturity at Birth,

Old Age,

Marasmus,

Inanition,....

D.-Miscellaneous Diseases. Malignaut New Growth of

Orbit,.

Cancer of Lower Jaw,

Scrofula,

Anamia,

Lymphadenoma,

II.-Local Diseases.

A-The Nervous System. Meningitis,

 A poplexy, Paralysis,

""

:

...

1

1

1

1

1

1

:

:

...

Hemiplegia,

...

Infantile Convulsions,

...

...

::

...

...

:

....

...

...

...

...

3

wi

...

...

...

:::

:::

...

...

:

:

1

...

-:

...

...

...

::

...

...

...

2

:~ | |

...

1

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

5

Tetanus,

Trismus,

22

Carried forward,--

7

8

49 11

14

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

1

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

:

3

3

14 14

7

3

1

17

24

13

::

:

J

:

:

10

4

-

6

2

:

38

N

Οι

:

N

N

6

...

::

: : : :

8

5

2

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

| Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

DISTRICT.

TRICT.

TRICT.

KAULUNG

DIS- WAN SHAUKI-

ABER-

STANLEY

DEEN

DIS-

Dis-

TRICT.

Under 1

mouth.

1 month and

under 12

months.

year and

under 5

years.

5 years and under lo

years.

: :

:

1? :

:

::

:

:..

:

1: 3:

:

:.

::

:

:

:

:

:

::

10

:

::

N

:

jand

:

:

:

:::

:

: :::

NN

:

:

:

::.

:

22

:

19

1

?

:

:.

N.

: :

:

:

: :

:

:

:

:

::

:

:

N

:

-

H

:

:

:

N:

:

:

:

:

:.

H

:

:

:::

::

...

:

:

:

888

:

N

:::

:

:

...

:

:

230

2

26

12

4

3

1

N

:

:

:

:

::

·

::

9

3

1

K

213

:

122

:

2004 2

2

:

:

:..

:.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21st JANUARY, 1899.

MONTH ENDED THE 31ST DAY OF DECEMBER, 1898, AND THEIR CAUSES.

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

TOTAL AT THE DIFFERENT AGE PEriods.

:

?

....

4

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

15 years and under 25

years.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

25 years and under 45

years.

Non-Chinese.

15 years and under 60

Chinese.

years.

Non-Chinese.

60 years

Chinese.

?

:42

...

2

::

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

·

2442

and over.

Age

Unknown.

GRAND

TOTAL.

61

62

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1899.

RETURN SHOWING THE NUMBER OF DEATHS REGISTERED DURING THE

BRITISH

AND

FOREIGN

COMMUNITY,

CAUSES.

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

VICTORIA DISTRICT.

DIVISION.

Civil.

Army.

Navy.

No. 1.

No. 2.

No. 3.

No. 4.

8 49 11 14

Brought forward,... 7 1

1

Local Diseases,-Contd.

B.-The Circulatory

System.

Heart Disease,.

1

Pericarditis,..

Aneurysm, Aortic,

C.-The Respiratory

System.

1

Bronchitis,

Pneumonia,

Phthisis.

-::

1

1

1

4

1

:

Asthma,

D.-The Digestive System.

Colic,

Cirrhosis of Liver, Peritonitis,

Hernia, Strangulated,.

Biliary Colic, (Gallstone),.......

E.The Urinary System. Bright's Disease,

F.-The Generative System. Pyo-Salphynx,

G-Affections connected with Pregnancy.

Abortion,..

H-Affections connected

with Parturition.

Child-birth,

:

7-2:

::

No. 5.

No. 6.

5

8

1

4

5

3

1

:

:.

...

:

:

:

:.

:

:

1

10

5

:

:

:

:

:

::.

:

:

:.

1

1

:

:

:

No. 7.

50

3

~:~:

No. 8.

No. 9.

No. 10.

Unknown.

Peak.

Harbour.

14

14 7 3 1 17

ioni co

3

5

1

1

:

:

:

:

:

:..

:

~ :

8

9

11 30

1

...

1

5

:::

***

4

...

***

:

:

:

:.

...

...

:

.:.

:.

T:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

I-The Skin.

Boils,

III.-Undefined.

Dropsy,

Abscess Gluteal,

***

Pelvic Abscess,

1

...

Undiagnosed,

1

1

Total,..

19 1 1 12

65 17 24

16

14

12

17 32 12 10 1

26

The Govt. Civil Hospitals.

REMARKS.

The Tung Wa Hospital.

The Tung Wah Hospital,-Cont d

Causes.

No.

Causes.

No.

Causes.

No.

Gangrene of leg, (Traumatic),

1

Bubonic Plagne,..

1

Brought forward,...... 93

Hoemorrhage from Lung, (old

Diarrhoea..

8

Bright's Disease,

2

wound of chest),

1

Dysentery,

3

Gluteal Abscess,

Apoplexy,

1

Remittent Fever,

11

Pericarditis,

Beri-beri,

14

96

Bronchitis,

Fever.

1

Pneumonia,

Syphilis,

3

Phthisis,

2

Opium Poisoning,

1

Mortuary.

Causes.

No.

Peritonitis,

1

Fracture & dislocation of Spine, 1

Diphtheria,

1

Bright's Disease,....

1

Anemia,.

2

Dysentery,.

Malignant Growth of Orbit, 1

Diarrhoea,

3

10

Old Age,.

Remittent Fever,

2

Meningitis, (Tubercular), .........

Beri-beri,.

6

Apoplexy,

Premature Birth,

Tetanus,...

Scrofula,......

Heart Disease,

Convulsions,

2

Brouebitis,

4

Bronchitis,

3

Pneumonia,

Phthisis,..

Phthisis,...

28

Strangulated Hernia,....

Carried forward,...... 93

29

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1899.

Active ANY

63

GRAND

TOTAL.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1899.

MONTH ENDED THE 31sT DAY OF DECEMBER, 1898, AND THEIR CAUSES,-Continued.

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

SHAUKI- ABER-

KAULUNG DISTRICT.

STANLEY

WAN

DEEN

DISTRICT.

DISTRICT. DISTRICT.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Non-Chinese.

Under 1

Chinese.

Month.

Non-Chinese.

i mouth and

TOTAL AT THE DIFFERENT AGE PERIODS.

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

under 12

months.

1 year and

under 5

years,

5 years and under 15

years.

15 years and under 25

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

years.

25 years and under 45

years.

45 years and under 60

years.

Age

Unknown.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

60 years

and over.

24

13

10

4 7

co

3

::

::

1

5

10

CO

6

1

2

:::

30 1 25

:::

25

2

6

:

19

6 60

?

1

~ :-:

...

:

17

:

36

1

1 1

1 1

1

...

6

20

: : :

3

1

1

3 30

116

:

:

:

2

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:.

:::

:.

:

:

:

:

3

1

:

:

:

:

:

...

:

:

:..

N

:

:-:

:

1

:

:

:

:

1

:

3

: co

...

6

: :

7

1 1

T:

:

1

:

:

:

I

1

1

1

230

2

222

14

53

9

7

67

1

:

:

:

:

:

:

1

1

co

:

:

:

1

:

:

2

1

1

:

:

:

:

4

I

I

5

5

1

1

2

::: co

3

2

4

...

...

1

1

3

1

6

49

23 19 8 10 10 2

30

133 2 14 1 32 13 118 3 60 61

403

REMARKS.

The Alice Memorial and Nethersole Hospitals.

The Italian Convent.

The Asile de la Ste.

Causes.

No.

Causes.

No.

Enfance.

Causes.

No.

Cancer of Lower Jaw,

1

Diarrhoea,

1

Diarrhoea,

4

......

Cirrhosis of Liver,

1

Marasions,

4

Fever,

6

Convulsions,

2

Old Age,

1

2

Trismus,

4

Marasmus,

1

Phthisis,

4

Convulsions,

5

Trismus,..

22

15

Phthisis,

1

Boils,

5

45

J. DYER BALL,

Acting Registrar General.

64

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21sr JANU ARY, 1899.

STATEMENT SHOWING THE DEATH-RATE IN THE DIFFERENT REGISTRATION DISTRICTS DURING THE MONTH ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 1898.

British and Foreign Community.-Civil Population,......

25.9-per 1,000 per annum.

Chinese Community.-Victoria

District-Land Population,

16.1

per 1,

1,000

per annum.

Boat

19.3

""

""

""

Kaulung

Land

203

1)

>>

Boat

46.0

""

99

"}

""

Shaukiwan

Land

27.6

13

Boat

27.3

"1

"

99

Aberdeen

Land

34.6

"J

""

""

"1

Boat

24.4

"

17

"

**

Stanley

Land

22.9

Boat

47.3

""

29

The whole Colony,

Land

17.4

""

""

Boat

26.1

""

"1

Land and Boat Population, 18.6

British, Foreign & Chinese Community, excluding Army and Navy,

18.9

95

FRANCIS W. CLARK, Acting Secretary.

SANITARY BOARD ROOM,

HONGKONG, 11th January, 1899.

STATEMENT SHOWING THE DEATHS RECORDED UNDER THE DIFFERENT GROUPS OF DISEASES FOR EACH MONTH OF THE CURRENT YEAR.

1898.

CONVULSIVE DISEASES.

Under Over

one

one

Month. Month.

Throat

Affections.

Chest

Affections.

Bowel

Complaints.

Fevers.

Other Causes.

DEATH-RATE RECORDED

PER 1,000 Per Annum.

TOTAL.

British and Foreign

Community, Civil

Population.

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

POPULATION.

Land &

Land. Boat. Boat.

Month of January,

31

20

1

140 29

February

29

21

144 29

March,

38

21

1

145 23

99

喃喃

April,

May,

June,

July,

32

19

115

2222

84 119 131

424

23.6 20.6

17.4 20.1

113

467

162

127

24

452

105 747

35

20

87 24

38

17

34 28

28

29

84 33

458 131 755 195 140 51 110

97

19

August,

65

18

92

42

49 128

19

September,

62

26

92

40

49

October,

62

21

99

49

99

November,

35

18

96 54

"1

December,

26

12

127

42

121

33.3 21.5 25.3 22.0 517 24.9 23.1 31.0 24.9 41.5 35.1 36.7 35.3 48.3 34.4 41.2 35.3 452 33.0 19.6 29.1 20.9 317 15.1 16.0 18.8 16.4 394 20.6 17.4 24.1 118

387 23.3 17.3 21.9 55 117 403 13.7 185 23.4 19.1 36 138 378 17.8 16.4 26.0 42 153

403 25.9 17.4 26.4

18.3

17.9

17.6 18.6

SANITARY BOARD ROOM,

HONGKONG, 1th January, 1899.

FRANCIS W. CLARK, Acting Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1899.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Poste Restante Correspondence, 21st January, 1899.

65

Address.

Ally.

Atkinson. F.

Assa, Mis.

Adams, L..

Adams, W. Abayawira, M.

P.A.

Ames. Col. F. W.

Apolinario, Sr.

A. M. G.

Atienza, V.

Alderton, P.

Almada, Mme.

R. d'

    Abendano. N. Anderson, Mrs.

& Miss D'Arcy f

Andrew, Mrs.

Atkinson, A.

Achee,

Anderson, J. W.

Bernard, H. Burma-Yunnan Yangtze Rail- way Survey, Chief En- gineer

Braun, J.

| Letters.

| Papers.

Address.

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憲示第五 百九十二 號 暑輔政使司師

哼?事現奉

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21ST JANUARY, 1899.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

HONGKONG.

IN BANKRUPTCY.

Receiving Orders.

No. 18 of 1898.

Re The SUN LUNG Firm, lately carry- ing on business at No. 348, Queen's Road Central, Victoria, Hong- kong, and CHIU PUI LAM, a Partner of the said Firm.

Receiving Order dated 11th November, 1898. Petition dated 27th October, 1898.

No. 19 of 1898.

Re Ow TAK Wo and CHOY CHU QUAI, residing at Canton, in the Empire of China, and now or lately carrying on business in co-partnership with others, at Hung Hom, in the Dependency of Kowloon and Colony of Hong- kong, under the style or Firm of TAI LI.

Receiving Order dated 11th November, 1898, Petition dated 9th November, 1898.

No. 21 of 1893.

Re AU PIK SHAN, lately carrying on business at No. 24, Jervois Street, Victoria, Hongkong, as Second- hand Clothes Merchant, under the style of the KWONG CHEUNG Shop.

Receiving Order dated 14th January, 1899. Petition dated 15th November, 1898.

No. 22 of 1898.

R CHUNG SING HOI, lately carrying on business at 53, Queen's Road West, Victoria, Hongkong, under the style of SHIU KI.

Feceiving Order date 1 1st December, 1898. Petition dated 25th November, 1893.

No. 24 of 1893.

Re WONG LUN SANG, lately residing and carrying on business at No. 69. Bonham Strand, Victoria, Hongkong, as Exporter, trading under the name of LUNG KEE.

Receiving Order dated 8th December, 1898. Petition dated 6th December, 1898.

No. 27 of 1898.

Re KIN SHING Firm. late of No. 1, Au Fung Lane, Victoria, Hong- kong.

Receiving Order dated 12th January, 1899. Petition dated 24th December, 1893.

No. 1 of 1899.

R CHAN KWAN SHAN and CHAU CHIU, carrying on business in co-partnership as Contractors, at No. 9, Des Voeux Road, Victoria, Hongkong, under the style or Firm name of CHUEN TAI.

Receiving Order dated 12th January, 1899. Petition dated 5th January, 1899.

Notice of First General Meeting of Creditors.

No. 27 of 1898.

Re KIN SHING Firm, lately carrying

on business as above.

FRIDAY, 27 at Nou, precisely, has

RIDAY, the 27th day of Janu?ry, 1899,

been fixed for the First General Meeting of Creditors in the above Matter, to be held at the Official Receiver's Office, Land Office, Queen's Road Central, Victoria aforesaid.

No Creditor can vote unless he previously proves his debt.

    Forms of Proof and Proxy can be obtained at the Official Receiver's Office during Office hours.

At the First General Meeting the Creditors will be asked to consider whether the Debtors shall be adjudged Bankrupt or whether they, the Creditors, will entertain a proposal for a Composition or Scheme of Arrangement.

ΤΗ

Adjudications and Appointments of Trustee.

No. 23 of 1898.

R THE KWONG I' CHEONG, lately carrying on business at No. 10, Praya West, Victoria, Hongkong, Merchants.

HE above named KWONG I' CHEONG Firm were adjudicated Bankrupts on the 12th January, 1899, and Mr. BRUCE SHEPHERD, the Official Receiver, was appointed Trustee of the Debtor's Estate.

A

Matter.

A

Matter.

Notice of Dividend.

No. 4 of 1893.

Re NG PO TSUN, of 166, Hollywood Road (Second Floor), Victoria, Hongkong, Scholar.

First and Final Dividend of $35.30 per centum has been declared in this

No. 6 of 1898.

Re Po WA Firm, late of 92, Jervois Street, Victoria, Hongkong, Piece Goods Dealers, and WONG SIU TONG, a Partner of the said Firm.

First and Final Dividend of $6.00 per centum has been declared in this

The above Dividends may be received at the Official Receiver's Office, Laud Office, Queen's Road Central, at any time after the date of this Notice, during Office hours.

Creditors, upon applying for payment, must produce any Pills of Exchange, Promissory Notes or other Securities held by them.

Dated this 21st day of January, 1899.

BRUCE SHEPHERD, Official Receiver and Trustec.

In the Matter of ORDINANCE No. 2

of 1892

and

In the Matter of the Petition of FREDERICK EDWARDS, of 62 Bishopsgate Street, within in the City of London, Engineer, for Letters Patent for the exclu- sive use within the Colony of Hongkong of an Invention for "Improvements in Steam En- gine Air Pumps" for which Her Majesty's Letters Patent were on the 13th day of March,

to 1894, granted the said FREDERICK EDWARDS.

1

OTICE is hereby give that the Petition, Specification, an 1 Declaration required by the above-cited Ordinance have been duly filed in the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hongkong, and that it is the intention of the said FREDERICK EDWARDS by MATTHEW JOHN DENMAN STEPHENS, his duly authorized" Agent and Attorney, to apply at the Sitting of the Executive Council hereinafter mentioned, for Letters Patent for the exclusive use within the said Colony of Hongkong of the above named Invention. And Notice is hereby also given that a Sitting of the Executive Council before whom the matter of the sail Petition will come for decision, will be held in the Council Chamber at the Government Offices, Victoria, Hongkong, on Wednesday, the 8th day of February, 1899, at 11 a.m.

Dated the 21st day of January, 1899.

MATTHEW J. D. STEPHENS, 18, Bank Buildings, Hongkong, The Agent and Solicitor for the said FREDERICK Edwards,

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In the Matter of ORDINANCE No. 2

or 1892

and

In the Matter of the Petition of AUGUSTE COLLETTE FILS and AUGUSTE BOIDIN for Letters Patent for the Exclusive use within the Colony of Hong- kong of an Invention for Im- provements in Apparatus for the Manufacture of Alcohol by saccharification and fermenta. tion by means of mucedineac.

OTICE is hereby given that the Petition, Specification and Declaration required herein by Ordinance No. 2 of 1892 have been duly filed in the Office of the Colonial Secre- tary of Hongkong, and that it is the intention of the said AUGUSTE COLLETTE FILS and AUGUSTE BOIDIN. by HENRY LARDNER DEN- NYS, of Victoria, Hongkong, their duly author- ized Agent, to apply at the sitting of the Exe- cutive Council hereinafter mentioned for Let- ters Patent for the exclusive use within the said Colony of Hongkong of the above Inven- tion.

And Notice is hereby also given that a sitting of the Executive Council before whom the matter of the Petition will come for decision will be held in the Council Chamber at the Government Offices, Victoria, Hongkong, on Wednesday, the 8th day of February, 1899, at 11 of the clock in the forenoon.

Dated this 21st day of January, 1899.

·

H. L. DENNYS, Soliciter for the Applicants.

THE REGISTRATION OF TRADE MARKS ORDINANCE, 1898.

Application for Registration of Trade Mark.

NOTICE is hereby girer, that CHARLES

ALEXANDER KIRKBY, has, on the 8th day of November, 1898, applied for the regis. tration, in Hongkong, in the Register of Trade Marks, of the following Trade Mark, the word "San" in the name of LEVER BROTHERS, LIMITED, who claim to be the proprietors thereof.

The Trade Mark is intended to be used by the applicant, forthwith, in respect of the following goods in class 43, Perfumed Soap, Toilet Articles, and Perfumery and all goo.ls included in Class 48.

A facsimile of the Trade Mark can be seen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hongkong.

Dated the 23rd day of December, 1893.

H. L. DENNYS, Solicitor for the Applicant.

THE REGISTRATION OF TRADE MARKS ORDINANCE, 1898.

Application for Registration of Trade Mark.

NOTICE is hereby given that CHARLES

ALEXANDER KIRKBY, has, on the 8th day of November, 1898, applied for the regis tration, in Hongkong, in the Register of Trade Marks, of the following Trade Mark, the word "Sun" in the name of LEVER BROTHERS, LIMITED, who claim to be the proprietors thereof.

The Trade Mark is intended to be used by the applicant, forthwith, in respect of the following goods in class 47, Candles, Common Soap, Detergents, Starch, Blus, and all g??ls included in Class 47.

A facsimile of the Trale Mark can be scen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hongkong.

Dated the 23rd day of December, 1898.

H. L. DENNYS, Solicitor for the Applicant,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 21st JANUARY, 1899.

THE KOWLOON LAND AND BUILDING

COMPANY, LIMITED.

NOTTOK is hereby given that the Tenth

      Ordinary Meeting of Shueholders in this Company will be held at the Company's Offices, Victoria Buildings, on Wednesday, the 1st February, 1899, at Noon, for the purpose of receiving the Report of the Directors, toge ther with Statement of Accounts for the Year ending 31st December, 1899.

The Register of Shares of the Company will be closed from Wednesday, the 25th January,

to February, (both

NOTICE.

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THE WEST POINT BUILDING COMPANY, LIMITED.

OTICE is hereby given that the Tenth Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders in this Company will be held at the Company's Offices, Victoria Buildings, on Thursday, the 26th January, 1899, at 11.45 o'clock a.m., for the purpose of receiving the Report of the Directors together with Statement of Accounts for the Year ending 31st December, 1898.

    The Register of Shares of the Company will be closed from Friday, 20th Janu try, to Thurs- day, 26th January, (both days inclusive), during which period no transfer of Shares can be registered.

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Hongkong, 12th January, 1899.

THE HONGKONG LAND INVESTMENT AND AGENCY COMPANY, LIMITED.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Eleventh

Ordinary Mecting of Shareholders in this Company will be held at the Company's Offices, Victoria Buildings, on Thursday, the 26th January, 1899, at 12 o'clock (Noon), for the purpose of receiving the Report of the Directors together with Statement of Accounts for the Year ending 31st December, 1898.

    The Register of Shares of the Company will be closed from Thursday, 19th January, to Thursday, 26th January, (both days inclusive), during which period no transfer of Shares can be registered.

By Order of the Board of Directors,

A. SHELTON HOOPER, Secretary.

Hongkong, 12th January, 1899.

NOTICE.

DE

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the 31st December, 1898.

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      Mr. C. SCHWENCKE has been authorized to sign our Firm by procuration in Hongkong from this date.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 28TH JANUARY, 1899. 日七十月二十年戌戊 日八十二月正年九十九百八千一

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 13.

FRIDAY, 30TH DECEMBER, 1898.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir HENRY ARTHUR BLAKE, G.C.M.G.).

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (THOMAS SERCOMBE SMITH).

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the Acting Attorney General, (HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK).

the Acting Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON). the Director of Public Works, (ROBERT DALY ORMSBY).

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Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.

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JAMES JARDINE BELL-IRVING.

The Council met pursuant to summons.

VOL. XLV.

簿五十四第

NEW MEMBER.-His Excellency Major-General WILLIAM JULIUS GASCOIGNE General Officer Commanding took the Oath of Allegiance on taking his seat in the Council.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 22nd December, 1898, were read and confirmed. REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Acting Colonial Secretary, by command of His Excellency the Governor, laid on the table the report of the Finance Committee dated the 22nd December, 1898, (No. 9), and moved its adoption.

The Acting Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

     BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE WATERWORKS ORDINANCES, 1890 To 1897.-The Acting Attorney General moved the second realing of the Bill, and aldressed the Council.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported without amendment.

The Acting Attorney General moved the third reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put--that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28ru JANUARY, 1899.

    BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE NATURALIZATION OF WONG SHU TONG alias WONG KA YAU alias WONG WING KWAN-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported without amendment.

The Acting Attorney General moved the third reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned sine die.

Read and confirmed this 25th day of January, 1899.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils.

HENRY A. BLAKE, Governor.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 35.

   The following Bills, which were read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held this day, are published.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 25th January, 1899.

Naturaliza-

tion of MAK

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance for the Naturalization of MAK NGAN WAN, alias MAK CHIU K'1, alias Mak SUI NIN, alias MAK YAT Wo, alias MAK SUN. WHEREAS MAK NGAN WAN (E), alias MAK CHIU KI (麥兆岐), alias Max Sur NIN (麥瑞年), alias Mak Yar Wo (麥日和), alias Mak Sun (麥信), a native of San Ui city(), in the district of San Ui), in the province of Kwangtung (), in the Empire of China, is now a partner in the Yan Wo (A) opium firm at No. 2a., Cleverly Street, Victoria, in this Colony, and is a manager of the Shing Wo () opium firm at No. 76, Bonham Strand, Victoria aforesaid, and has continuously resided and done business in this Colony for the last thirty years, and is possessed of landed property within this Colony, and has declared his intention of residing here permanently, and has petitioned to be naturalized as a British subject within the limits of this Colony, and whereas it is expedient that he should be so naturalized.

Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. Mar NGAN WAN (2) THE), alias MAK CH?U KI NGAN WAN.), alias MAK SUI NIN (), alias MAR YAT Wo (麥日和), alias Mak Sun (麥信), shall be and he is, hereby, naturalized as a British subject, within this Colony, and shall enjoy therein, but not else- where, all the rights, advantages and privileges of a British subject, on his taking the Oath of Allegiance under the Promissory Oaths Ordinance, 1869.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28ru JANUARY, 1899.

    BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE NATURALIZATION OF WONG SHU TONG alias WONG KA YAU alias WONG WING KWAN-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported without amendment.

The Acting Attorney General moved the third reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned sine die.

Read and confirmed this 25th day of January, 1899.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils.

HENRY A. BLAKE, Governor.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 35.

   The following Bills, which were read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held this day, are published.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 25th January, 1899.

Naturaliza-

tion of MAK

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance for the Naturalization of MAK NGAN WAN, alias MAK CHIU K'1, alias Mak SUI NIN, alias MAK YAT Wo, alias MAK SUN. WHEREAS MAK NGAN WAN (E), alias MAK CHIU KI (麥兆岐), alias Max Sur NIN (麥瑞年), alias Mak Yar Wo (麥日和), alias Mak Sun (麥信), a native of San Ui city(), in the district of San Ui), in the province of Kwangtung (), in the Empire of China, is now a partner in the Yan Wo (A) opium firm at No. 2a., Cleverly Street, Victoria, in this Colony, and is a manager of the Shing Wo () opium firm at No. 76, Bonham Strand, Victoria aforesaid, and has continuously resided and done business in this Colony for the last thirty years, and is possessed of landed property within this Colony, and has declared his intention of residing here permanently, and has petitioned to be naturalized as a British subject within the limits of this Colony, and whereas it is expedient that he should be so naturalized.

Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. Mar NGAN WAN (2) THE), alias MAK CH?U KI NGAN WAN.), alias MAK SUI NIN (), alias MAR YAT Wo (麥日和), alias Mak Sun (麥信), shall be and he is, hereby, naturalized as a British subject, within this Colony, and shall enjoy therein, but not else- where, all the rights, advantages and privileges of a British subject, on his taking the Oath of Allegiance under the Promissory Oaths Ordinance, 1869.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1899.

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance to amend Ordinance 5 of 1866

and the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Ordi- nance Amendment Ordinance. 1882.

BE it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Hongkong and Short title. Shanghai Bank Ordinance, 1899, and shall be read and construed as one with the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Ordinance (No. 5 of 1866), hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordinance, and the Ordinances amending the same, viz., No. 21 of 1882, No. 15 of 1887 and No. 29 of 1889, and the five Ordinances may be cited as the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Ordinances, 1866 to 1899.

SO

from the Bank in

2. The Company shall at all times keep deposited either Security with the Crown Agents for the Colonies in London or with required Trustees to be appointed by the Secretary of State for the Colonies, or partly with such Crown Agents an I partly with respect of its such Trustees, coin of denominations to be approved by the ordinary Secretary of State for the Colonies or securities to be note issue. approved, or partly such coin and partly such securities, equal to one-third of the total paid up capital of the Com- pany, namely, ten million dollars, such coin or securities or such coin and securities to be held by the said Crown Agents or by the said Trustees separately or jointly as special funds exclusively available for the redemption of the bills and notes payable to bearer on demand issued by the Company, and in the event of the Company becoming insolvent to be applied accordingly as far as may be neces sary, but without prejudice to the rights of the holders of such bills and notes to rank with other creditors of the Company against the assets of the Company.

3. Notwithstanding the restriction imposed by the thir- teenth section of the principal Ordinance, as amended by the said Ordinance No. 21 of 1882, upon the total number of the bills and notes of the Company payable to bearer on demand actually in circulation, bills and notes of the Company payable to bearer on demand may, for the period of one year from the 31st day of July, 1898, be issued and be in actual circulation to an amount in excess of the capital of the Company actually paid up, if there shall have been specially deposited and shall be kept in the custody of the Colonial Secretary and the Colonial Treasurer for the time being an amount of coin or bullion or coin and bullion equal to the whole value of such excess issue for the time being actually in circulation to be held by the said Colonial Secretary and Colonial Treasurer exclusively for the re- demption of such bills and notes wherever the same may have been issued.

4. The longkong and Shanghai Bank Ordinances Amend- ment Ordinance No. 6 of 1898 is hereby repealed,

Excess note issue per-

mitted under certain

conditions.

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Objects and Reusms.

This Bill is introduced in its present form under instructions received from the Right Honourable the Secre- tary of State for the Colonies, who considers that Ordinance No. 6 of 1898 is incomplete, in the following respects, namely:-

(1.) That it does not embody the arrangement which was made with the Bank in 1889 with regard to the security for its ordinary note issue, and

(2.) That it does not provide with sufficient clearness that the deposit which is required in respect of the excess note issue is to be under the custody of the Colonial Secretary and the Colonial Treasurer and Not under that of the Bank.

HENRY E. POLLOCK,

Acting Attorney General,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28rn JANUARY, 1899.

Short title.

Amendment of sec. 4 of Ord. 8 of 1870.

Amendment

of sec. 5 of

Ord. 8 of

1870.

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance to amend Ordinance 8 of 1870.

Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Commeil thereof, as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as The Public Buildings and Places Amendment Ordinance, 1899.

2. Section 4 of Ordinance No. 8 of 1870 is hereby amended by inserting after the words "as aforesaid" and before the words "to eject" the following words, namely

"to there and then, and without any warrant, summons, or other legal process, stop, seize, apprehend and detain any person committing a breach of any regulation. made under this Ordinance, and to take such person before a Police Magistrate to be dealt with according to law, or else

and by substituting for the word "therefrom" the words "from any such public buildings, gardens, or other places."

3. Section 5 of Ordinance 8 of 1870 is hereby amended by adding at the end of such section the following sentence, namely:--

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If

any such person shall refuse to disclose his name, it shall and may be lawful to proceed against him summarily by a description of his person and the offence only, without adding any name or desigua- tion, but in such case the Police Magistrate shall mention in the deposition that the defendant refused to disclose his name."

Objects and Reasons.

The object of the amendment to Ordinance 8 of 1870 which is contained in section 2 of this Ordinance is to con- fer power upon a constable, custodian, watchman, or keeper to arrest and detain on the spot without any warrant, sum- mons, or other legal process, any person found committing a breach of any regulation made under Ordinance 8 of 1870.

The object of the amendment contained in section 3 of this Ordinance which is founded upon a portion of section 78 of the English Highways Act, 1835, is to remove any doubts as to the way in which a Magistrate ought to deal with a person who obstinately refuses to give his name and address.

HENRY E. Pollock,

Aoting Attorney General,

Short title.

Reservation of certain land at

loon.

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance to provide for the reservation of certain land at British Kowloon known as Sung Wong Toi (E) or Sung Wong Tong (E).

BE it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Sung Wong Toi (*) reservation Ordinance, 1898.

2. The piece of Crown land situate at British Kowloon, known as Sung Wong Toi (E) or Sung Wong

British Kow- Tong (E), delineated and shown upon a plan marked red, signed by the Director of Public Works and countersigned by the Governor and deposited in the Land Office of this Colony, shall not be let for building or other purposes, but shall be henceforth reserved or appropriated

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1899.

by the Governor as a place of popular resort and of anti- quarian interest: Provided, nevertheless, that if at any time hereafter it appears to the Governor that it is necessary, in the interests either of the Imperial Government or of the Government of this Colony, that such land should be re- appropriated either wholly or in part, it shall be lawful for the Governor to re-appropriate such land or any part thereof and to use the re-appropriated land or allow it to be used for other purposes than those above mentioned. Notice of such re-appropriation shall be forthwith published in the Government Gazette.

3. It shall be lawful for the Governor-in-Council, from Power to time to time, to make such regulations as he may deem make expedient for the maintenance of good order in the said Regulations. reserved land, and for the preservation, management, and

Penalty for breach. use thereof, and for the enjoyment thereof by the public, Publication. and to annex to the breach of any such regulations penal- ties not exceeding twenty-five dollars in respect of each such breach. Any such penalty may be sued for and recovered summarily under the Magistrates Ordinance, 1890. All such regulations shall be published in the Gazette and thereupon shall have the force of law.

injury to

ancient monument, etc.

4. If any person injures or defaces any ancient monu- Penalty for ment, rock, memorial, or inscription, which is on or upon any land reserved or appropriated under this Ordinance as a place of popular resort and of antiquarian interest, then such person shall, on summary conviction before a Police Magistrate, be liable at the discretion of such Magistrate to one of the following penalties, (that is to say),-

(1.) To pay a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, and in addition thereto to pay such sums as the Magistrate may think just for the purpose of repairing any damage which has been caused by the offender; or (2.) To be imprisoned with or without hard labour for

any term not exceeding one month.

Objects and Reasons.

The object of this Bill is to preserve an interesting an- cient rock-inscription which is believed to date back to the Sung Dynasty.

Dr. EITEL in the "History of Hongkong" (at pages 129 and 130) makes the following allusion to the inscription in question:-

"As to the history of Hongkong previous to the rise of the Tatsing Dynasty (A.D. 1644) very little is known. There is, however, on the Kowloon peninsula, and within British territory, an ancient rock-inscription, on a large loose lying granite boulder, which crowns the summit of a. circular hill, jutting out into the sea, close to the village of Matauchung, directly west of Kowloon city. This in- scription, consisting of three Chinese characters (Sung Wong Tong lit. "Hall of a King of the Sung") arranged horizontally, was originally cut about half an inch deep in the northern face of the boulder. he Chinese Govern- ment believe it to be a genuine inscription, about 600 years old. The original characters, having become nearly effaced in course of time, were renewed at the beginning of the present century (1807) by order of the Viceroy of Canton, the date of this restoration being recorded by a separate inscription the characters of which are arranged perpendi- cularly. The memories attaching to this inscription and to the whole hill, which still shows the outlines of the original entrenchments, are so sacred in the eyes of Chinese officials and literati, that excavations and quarrying were prohibited in that locality under the severest penalties. When the peninsula was leased and subsequently ceded to the British Crown, the Chinese Government specially stipulated that the rock-inscription and the whole hill should remain untouched. Nevertheless, quarrying has occasionally been attempted there since the locality came into British pos-

session.

Chinese history states that, when the Sung Dynasty was overturned by the invasion of the Mongols under Kublai Khan, who subsequently seated himself on the throne of China (A.D. 1280), the last Emperor of the Sung Dynasty, then a young child, was driven with the Imperial Court to the south of China and finally compelled

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to take refuge on board ship, when he continued his flight, accompained by a small fleet. Coasting along from Foo- chow, past Amoy and Swatow, he passed (about 1278 A.D.) through the Ly-ee-moon into the waters of Hong- kong. After a short stay on Kowloon peninsula, he sailed westwards until he reached Ngaishan, at the mouth of the West River (south-west of Macao). But meanwhile the Mongols had taken possession of Canton and hastily or- ganized a fleet with which they hemmed in the Imperial flotilla on all sides. The Prime Minister (LUK SAU FU), seeing all was lost, took the youthful Emperor on his back, jumped into the sea (A.D. 1279) and perished together

with him.

Within a few months previous to this event, the Impe- rial Court had rested for a while in the little bay of Kowloon, called Matanchung. Tradition says that Kow- loon city and the present hamlets of Matauchung and Matauwai were not in existence at the time, and that the Imperial troops were encamped for a time on the hill now marked by the inscription, whilst the Court were lodged in a roughly-constructed wooden palace erected at a short distance from the beach. on the other side of Manchung creek, at a place now marked by a temple. There, it is said, the last Emperor of the Sung resided for a while, on ground now British and in sight of Hongkong, waiting for news from Canton concerning the movements of the Mongols, and hoping in vain to receive succour from that treacherous city."

HENRY E. POLLOCK,

Acting Attorney General.

Short title.

Amendment of sec. 5 of Ord. 9 of 1893.

Amendment

of sec. 6 of

Ord. 9 of

1893.

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance to amend The Dogs Ordinance, 1893.

Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as The Dogs Ordinance Amendment Ordinance, 1899.

2. Section 5 of Ordinance 9 of 1893 is hereby amended as follows:-

(1.) By striking out the words, "under penalties not

exceeding ten dollars."

(2.) By inserting between the words, "dogs may be," and the words, "kept in this Colony," the following words, namely, "imported into or ;" and also (3.) By substituting in place of the words, "kept or allowed to go abroad, otherwise," the following words, namely, "which may be imported, kept, or allowed to go abroad, otherwise."

3. Section 6 of Ordinance 9 of 1893 is hereby amended by substituting in place of the words "by a fine not exceed- ing ten dollars and with imprisonment in default of pay- ment," the following words, namely, "with a fine not exceed- ing one hundred dollars and in default of payment thereof with imprisonment for a term not exceeding six mouths, with or without hard labour."

Objects and Reasons.

The object of this Bill is to enlarge the power to make regulations, which was originally conferred upon the Govern- or-in-Council by section 5 of Ordinance 9 of 1893, in such a way as to authorize the Governor-in-Council to make regulations relating to the importation of dogs.

It seemed advisable at the same time to increase the maximum penalty which could be imposed under section 6 of that Ordinance from ten to one hundred dollars, which latter fine is the maximum laid down in the Singapore and Malacca Dog Regulations. It seemed also desirable to specify a maximum term of imprisonment in default of payment of the fine.

HENRY E. POLLOCK,

Acting Attorney General,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28?? JANUARY, 1899.

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance for the Regulation of Vehicles.

BE it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Vehicles Regu- Short title. lation Ordinance, 1898.

2. The expression "vehicle"

     as used in this Ordinance Interpreta- shall include every bicycle, tricycle, velocipede, or other tion. similar machine and also every jinricksha, chair, carriage,

eir, cart, truck, van, and trolly.

3. Every vehicle when meeting any other vehicle shall Rule of road pass it by keeping to its own left side of the road.

4. Every vehicle overtaking any other vehicle going in the same direction shall pass it by keeping to its own right of such vehicle.

for vehicles meeting. Rule of road for passing a vehicle.

5. During the period between sunset and sunrise every Lights to be person driving, drawing, pushing, riding, bearing, or other carried. wise in charge of a vehicle shall carry attached to the vehicle two lamps, one on each side, in the case of a vehicle other than a jinricksha, chair, bicycle, tricycle, velocipede, or other similar machine, and one lamp in the case of a jinricksha, chair, bicycle, tricycle, velocipede, or other similar machine; which lamps or lamp shall be so con- structed and placed, and shall be so lighted and kept lighted, as to afford adequate means of notifying the ap- proach or position of the vehicle.

misbehav. iour.

6. No driver, drawer, rider, or bearer of any vehicle shall Causing by negligence or wilful misbehaviour cause any hurt or damage by damage to any person, horse, cattle, or goods conveyed in any negligence or vehicle passing or being upon any street or road, or if the vehicle be drawn by a horse or other animal shall negligently or wilfully be at such distance from such vehicle or in such a situation whilst it shall be passing upon such street or road that he cannot have the direction and government of the horse or animal drawing the same, or shall leave any vehicle drawn by a horse or other animal unattended in any street or road or at any place of public resort or entertainment whether such vehicle shall be hired or not, or shall leave any vehicle on such street or road so as to obstruct the passage thereof.

laws.

7. The Governor-in-Council may from time to time make Power to bye-laws under this Ordinance for the regulation of vehicles make bye- and of street traffic, and may alter or repeal such bye-laws when made, and may substitute a new bye-law or bye-laws in place of any bye-laws so repealed or any of them.

deal with offender.

8. Any party offending against any of the provisions of Power to this Ordinance or of any bye-law made thereunder may, either with or without any warrant, be lawfully stopped, seized, apprehended, and detained by any person who shall see such offence committed, and such party shall thereupon be taken before a Police Magistrate to be dealt with accord- ing to law, and if any such party shall refuse to disclose his name, it shall and may be lawful to proceed. against him by a description of his person and the offence only without adding any name or designation, but in such case the Police Magistrate shall mention in the depositions that the defendant refused to disclose his name.

9. Any person convicted of an offence against this Penalty. Ordinance or against any bye-law made thereunder shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars or, in default of payment thereof, to imprisonment for a term not exceed- ing six months with or without hard labour.

Objects and Reasons.

The object of this Ordinance is to render compulsory in this Colony the observance of the ordinary rule of the road and the proper lighting of vehicles at night, and this legislation applies to private as well as to public vehicles.

Section 6 of the Ordinance is framed with the object of rendering less probable the occurrence of certain classes of street accidents which are due to negligence or reckless-

ness.

HENRY E. POLLOCK,

Acting Attorney General.

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Short title.

Interpreta- tion of terms

44 and 45 Vict. c. 44, s. 1.

44 and 45

Vict. c. 44, s. 1.

58 and 59

Vict. c. 25, s. 4.

Power of Courts to

charge pro- perty recov-

ered or pre- served with

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance to amend the Law relating to

Solicitors of the Supreme Court.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law relating to the admission of Solicitors of the Supreme Court and to the remuneration of such Solicitors.

BE it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as The Solicitors' Ordinance, 1899.

2. In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires,-

1. "Court" means the Supreme Court and includes the Chief Justice and Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court sitting together or separately in Court or in Chambers:

2. "Solicitor" means an attorney, solicitor, or proctor qualified according to the provisions of the laws for the time being in force in this Colony relating to the admission and qualification of attorneys, solicitors, and proctors:

3. "Client" includes any person who, as a principal, or on behalf of another person, or as trustee or executor, or in any other capacity, has power, express or implied, to retain or employ, and retains or employs, or is about to retain or employ, a solicitor, and any person for the time being liable to pay to a solicitor for his services, any costs, remuneration, charges, expenses, or disbursements:

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4. "Party includes a body of persons corporate or

unincorporate:

5. "Costs" includes all moneys, by whatever name called, which a client pays or is liable to pay to a solicitor for or in respect of or in anticipation of services rendered or to be rendered to him by such solicitor, or for or in respect of any fees, charges, or disbursements paid or made or to be paid or made by such solicitor for him or on his behalf: 6. "Mortgage" includes any charge on any property

for securing money or money's worth.

3.-(1.) In every case in which a solicitor shall be em- ployed to prosecute or defend any suit, matter, or proceed- ing in the Court it shall be lawful for the Court to declare such soliciter entitled to a charge upon the property recovered or preserved, and upon such declaration being made such solicitor shall have a charge upon and against, and a right to payment out of, the property, of whatsoever nature, Vict. c. 127, tenure, or kind the same may be, which shall have been recovered or preserved through the instrumentality, of any such solicitor, for the taxed costs, of or in reference to such suit, matter, or proceeding.

payment of costs.

23 and 24

s. 28.

Remunera- tion of soli-

agreement.

33 and 34 Vict. c. 28, s. 4.

(2.) It shall be lawful for the Court to make such order or orders for taxation of, and for raising and payment of, such costs, out of the said property as to the Court shall appear just and proper.

(3.) All conveyances and acts done to defeat, or which shall operate to defeat, such charge or right shall, unless made to a bona fide purchaser for value without notice, be absolutely void and of no effect as against such charge or right :

Provided always that no such order shall be made by the Court in any case in which the right to recover payment of such costs is barred by any statute of limitations.

4. A solicitor may make an agreement in writing with his client respecting the amount and manner of payment for citor may be the whole or any part of any past or future costs in respect fixed by

of business done or to be done by such solicitor, whether as a solicitor or as an advocate or conveyancer, either by a gross sum, or by commission or per-centage, or by salary or otherwise, and either at the same or at a greater or at a less rate as or than the rate at which he would otherwise be entitled to be remunerated, subject to the provisions and conditions in this Ordinance contained: Provided always that when any such agreement shall be made in respect of business done or to be done in any suit the amount payable under the agreement shall not be recoverable by the solici- tor until the agreement has been examined and allowed by

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a taxing officer of the Court; and if it shall appear to such taxing officer that the agreement is not fair and reasonable, he may require the opinion of the Court to be taken thereon by motion or petition; and the Court shall have power either to reduce the amount payable under the agreement, or to order the agreement to be cancelled, and the costs in respect of the business done to be taxed in the same manner as if no such agreement had been made.

5. Such an agreement shall not affect the amount of, or any rights or remedies for the recovery of, any costs recover- able from the client by any other person, or payable to the client by any other person, and any such other person may require any costs payable or recoverable by him to or from the client to be taxed according to the rules for the time being in force for the taxation of such costs, unless such person has otherwise agreed: Provided always that the client who has entered into such agreement shall not be entitled to recover from any other person, under any order for the payment of any costs which are the subject of such agree- ment, more than the amount payable by the client to his own solicitor under the same.

agree-

Saving of in-

terests of third parties. Ibid, s. 5.

exclude fur- ther claims. Ibid, s. 6.

6. Such an agreement shall be deemed to exclude any Agreement to further claim of the solicitor beyond the terms of the ment, in respect of any costs in relation to the conduct and completion of the business in reference to which the agree- ment is made, except such costs, if any, as are expressly excepted by the agreement.

7. A provision in any such agreement that the solicitor Reservation shall not be liable for negligence, or that he shall be relieved of responsi from any responsibility to which he would otherwise be bility for

                 negligence. subject as such solicitor, shall be wholly void.

Ibid, s. 7.

8.-(1.) No suit shall be brought or instituted upon any Examination such agreement; but every question respecting the validity and enforce- or effect of any such agreement may be examined and deter- ment of

agreemenis. mined, and the agreement may be enforced or set aside by Thid, s. 8 the Court, without suit, on motion or petition of any person, adapted. or the representative of any person, a party to such agree- ment, or being or alleged to be liable to pay, or being or claiming to be entitled to be paid, the costs, in respect of which the agreement is made.

(2.) Such motion or petition shall be made or presented to the Court in its Original Jurisdiction in cases where The amount payable under the agreement exceeds one thou- sand dollars, and in its Summary Jurisdiction in cases where the amount payable under the agreement does not exceed one thousand dollars.

9. Upon any such motion or petition as aforesaid, if it Improper shall appear to the Court that such agreement is in all agreements respects fair and reasonable between the parties, the same

may be set aside. may be enforced by the Court by rule or order in such bid, s. 9. manner and subject to such conditions, if any, as to the costs of such motion or petition, as the Court may think fit, but if the terms of such agreement shall not be deemed by' the Court to be fair and reasonable, the same may be declared void, and the Court shall thereupon have power to order such agreement to be given up to be cancelled, and may direct the costs incurred or chargeable in respect of the matters included therein to be taxed in the same manner and according to the same rules as if such agreement had not been made. The Court may also make such order as to the costs of and relating to such motion or petition and the proceedings thereon, as to the Court may seem fit.

10.-(1.) When the amount agreed for under any such Agreements agreement has been paid by or on behalf of the client, or may be re- by any person chargeable with or entitled to pay

the same,

                    opened after the Court may, upon application by the person who has special cases.

payment in paid such amount, within twelve months after the payment Ibid, s. 10. thereof, if it appears to the Court that the special circum- stances of the case require the agreement to be re-opened, re-open the same, and order the costs to be taxed and the whole or any portion of the amount received by the solicitor to be repaid by him, on such terms and conditions as to the Court may seem just.

(2.) Where any such agreement is made by the client in the capacity of guardian, or of trustee under a deed or will, or of committee of any person or persons whose estate or property will be chargeable with the amount payable under such agreement, or with any part of such amount, the

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Prohibition

agreement shall before payment be laid before a taxing officer of the Court, and such officer shall examine the same, and may disallow any part thereof, or may require the direction of the Court to be taken thereon by motion, or petition, and if in any such case the client pay the whole or any part of the amount payable under the agreement, without the previous allowance of such officer or the Court as aforesaid, he shall be liable at any time to account to the person whose estate or property is charged with the amount paid, or with any part thereof, for the amount so charged; and if in any such case the solicitor accepts payment with- out such allowance, the Court may, if it thinks fit, order him to refund the amount so received by him under the agreement,

11. Nothing in this Ordinance shall be construed to give of champerty, validity to any purchase by a solicitor of the interest, or etc. stipula-

any part of the interest, of his client in any suit or other tions. Ibid, s. 11.

contentious proceeding to be brought or maintained, or to give validity to any agreement by which a solicitor retained or employed to prosecute any suit stipulates for payment only in the event of success in such suit or proceeding.

Ordinance not to give validity to contracts, etc. which

may be void

in bank- ruptcy. Ibid, s. 12, Provision in

case of death or incapacity of solicitor making agreement. Ibid, s. 13.

Change of solicitor

after agrec. ment.

Ibid, s. 14.

Exemption

of agreement

from taxa- tion. lbid, s. 15.

Security may be taken for future costs. Ibid, s. 16.

Revival of order for payment of costs.

Ibid, s. 19.

12. Nothing in this Ordinance shall give validity to any disposition, contract, settlement, conveyance, delivery, deal- ing, or transfer which may be void or invalid against a trustee or creditor in bankruptcy, arrangement, or composition, under the provisions of the laws for the time being in force relating to bankruptcy.

13. Where a solicitor has made an agreement with his client in pursuance of the provisions of this Ordinance, and any thing has been done by such solicitor under the agree- ment, and before the agreement has been completely per- formed by him such solicitor dies or becomes incapable to- act, an application may be made to the Court by any party to the agreement or by the representative of any such party, and the Court shall thereupon have the same power to enforce or set aside such agreement, so far as the same may have been acted upon, as if such death or incapacity had not happened; and the Court, if it shall deem the agreement to be in all respects fair and reasonable, may order the amount due in respect of the past performance of the agree- ment to be ascertained by taxation; and the taxing officer in ascertaining such amount shall have regard, so far as may be, to the terms of the agreement, and payment of the amount found to be due may be enforced in the same man- ner as if the agreement had been completely performed by the solicitor.

14. If, after any such agreement as aforesaid has been made, the client changes his solicitor before the conclusion of the business to which such agreement relates (which he shall be at liberty to do notwithstanding such agreement), the solicitor, party to such agreement, shall be deemed to have become incapable to act under the same within the meaning of the last preceding section; and, upon any order being made for taxation of the amount due to such solicitor in respect of the past performance of such agreement, the Court shall direct the taxing officer to have regard to the circumstances under which such change of solicitor has taken place; and, upon such taxation, the solicitor shall not be deemed entitled to the full amount of the remunera- tion agreed to be paid to him, unless it appears that there has been no default, negligence, improper delay, or other conduct on his part affording reasonable ground to the client for such change of solicitor.

15. Except as in this Ordinance provided, the bill of a solicitor for the amount due under an agreement made in pursuance of the provisions of this Ordinance shall not be subject to any taxation, nor to the provisions of the English Act of Parliament 6 and 7 Vict. c. 73 (so far as such pro- visions have been extended to this Colony) nor of section 18 of this Ordinance respecting the signing and delivery of the bill of a solicitor.

16. A solicitor may take security from his client for his future costs to be ascertained by taxation or otherwise.

17. Whenever any decree or order has been made for payment of costs in any suit and such suit afterwards becomes abated, it shall be lawful for any person interested under such decree or order to revive such suit, and there- upon to pro-cute and enforce such decree or order, and so on from time to time as often as any such abatement shall Luppen.

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one month

38 and 39

18. It shall be lawful for the Court to authorize a solici- Suing for tor to commence a suit for the recovery of his costs against costs within the party chargeable therewith and also to refer his bill of when client costs and the demand of such solicitor thereupon to be about to leave taxed, although one month shall not have expired from the the Colony, delivery of the bill of costs, on proof to the satisfaction of etc. the Court that there is probable cause for believing that Vict. c. 79, the party chargeable therewith is about to quit the Colony s. 2. or to become a bankrupt or a liquidating or compounding debtor, or to take any other steps or do any other act which, in the opinion of the Court, would tend to defeat or delay such solicitor in obtaining payment. The concluding sen- tence of section 37 of the English Act, 6 and 7 Vict. c. 73, from and inclusive of the words "Provided also that it shall be lawful for any judge of the superior courts of law and equity," down to the end of such section, is hereby repealed, so far as it is in force in this Colony.

with solici.

s. 2.

19.-(1.) Any solicitor to whom, either alone or jointly Charges, etc. with any other person, a mortgage is made, or the firm of where mort- which such solicitor is a member, shall be entitled to receive gage is made for all business transacted and acts done by such solicitor tor. or firm in negotiating the loan, deducing and investigating 58 and 59 the title to the property, and preparing and completing the Vict. c. 25, mortgage, all such usual professional charges and remuner- ation as he or they would have been entitled to receive if such mortgage had been made to a person not a solicitor, and such person had retained and employed such solicitor or firm to transact such business, and do such acts; and such charges and remuneration shall accordingly be recover- able from the mortgagor.

(2.) This section applies only to mortgages made after the commencement of this Ordinance.

to recover

20.-(1.) Any solicitor to or in whom, either alone or Right of soli- jointly with any other person, any mortgage is made or is citor with vested by transfer or transmission, or the firm of which whom mort- such solicitor is a member, shall be entitled to receive gage is made and recover from the person on whose behalf the same is costs. done or to charge against the security for all business Ibid, s. 3. transacted and acts done by such solicitor or firm subse- quent and in relation to such mortgage or to the security thereby created or the property therein comprised, all such usual professional charges and remuneration as he or they would have been entitled to receive if such mortgage had been made to, and had remained vested in, a person not a solicitor, and such person had retained and employed such solicitor or firm to transact such business and do such acts, and accordingly no such mortgage shall be redeemed except upon payment of such charges and remuneration.

(2.) This section applies to mortgages made and busi- ness transacted and acts done either before or after the commencement of this Ordinance.

necessary

· 21. No person who shall have been admitted as a solicitor Six months of the Supreme Court of Judicature in Englaud or as an residence in attorney or writer in one of the Courts at Dublin or Edin- Colony burgh shall be admitted to practise within the Colony as a before admis. solicitor otherwise than as a clerk to a solicitor or firm of sion as soli- solicitors practising in the Colony until he shall have actually citor. resided in the Colony for a period of six months next preceding such admission and unless he shall have previously given six months' notice in writing to the Registrar of the Court of his desire and intention to apply to be so admitted; but any person who may have been admitted to practise as a solicitor within the Colony as a clerk to another solicitor or firm of solicitors shall, after having so practised for a period of six months, be deemed to have been admitted to practise within the Colony as a solicitor and shall be entitled so to practise upon his own account unless pre- cluded from so doing by any lawful agreement or under- taking.

mission as solicitor.

22. Any person, who may be admitted to practise within Fees for ad- the Colony as a solicitor whether upon his own account or as clerk to another solicitor or firm of solicitors practising within the Colony, shall, upon such admission, pay a fee of one hundred and fifty dollars.

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Objects and Reasons.

The first twenty sections of this Bill, as will be seen from the marginal notes to them, correspond with the provisions of certain Acts of Parliament, relating to solici- tor's costs, which are now in force in England but have not hitherto been extended to Hongkong.

Section 21 of the Bill is borrowed from a similar provision contained in the Straits Settlements Ordinances, and in the Statutes of some of the Australian Colonies, and its object is to prevent a solicitor, who has only newly arrived in the Colony and about whose antecedents and character nothing is known, from setting up in practice on his own account.

Section 22 provides for the payment by solicitors of a moderate fee on admission.

HENRY E. POLLOCK,

Acting Attorney General

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 36.

  The following Coroner's Returns for 1898, which were laid before the Legislative Council this day, are published.

By Command,

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th January, 1899.

No. 1.

MAGISTRACY,

HONGKONG, 10th January, 1899.

SIR,-I have the honour to forward herewith the usual Annual Returns for the year 1898 in connection with all cases of death brought to the notice of the Police Magistrate acting as Coroner during the year.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

4

The Honourable

THE ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.

WM. C. H. HASTINGS,

Acting Police Magistrate.

TABLE A.-RETURN OF ALL DEATHS REPORTED DURING THE YEAR 1898.

FORMAL ENQUIRIES HELD.

BURIED WITHOUT FORMAL ENQUIRIES.

NATIONALITY.

Men.

Women. Boys. Girls. Total. Men, Women. Boys.

Girls.

Sex not ascertainable.

Total.

Europeans and Americans,...

Indians and Malays, ...................

Japanese,...

Chinese,

23

...

:

:

F:..

4

2

23

1,336

10

5

17

N

:

:..

N

3

1

:

:

:.

1

1

:

:

20

3

1

1

25

412

171

378

350

25

Total,.....

27

3

??

Total for 1897,...

43

16

-H

4

Magistracy, Hongkong, 10th January, 1899.

1

32

433

175

379

353

25

1,365

6

69

135

30

213 208

16

602

WM. C. H. HASTINGS,

Acting Police Magistrate,

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Objects and Reasons.

The first twenty sections of this Bill, as will be seen from the marginal notes to them, correspond with the provisions of certain Acts of Parliament, relating to solici- tor's costs, which are now in force in England but have not hitherto been extended to Hongkong.

Section 21 of the Bill is borrowed from a similar provision contained in the Straits Settlements Ordinances, and in the Statutes of some of the Australian Colonies, and its object is to prevent a solicitor, who has only newly arrived in the Colony and about whose antecedents and character nothing is known, from setting up in practice on his own account.

Section 22 provides for the payment by solicitors of a moderate fee on admission.

HENRY E. POLLOCK,

Acting Attorney General

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 36.

  The following Coroner's Returns for 1898, which were laid before the Legislative Council this day, are published.

By Command,

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th January, 1899.

No. 1.

MAGISTRACY,

HONGKONG, 10th January, 1899.

SIR,-I have the honour to forward herewith the usual Annual Returns for the year 1898 in connection with all cases of death brought to the notice of the Police Magistrate acting as Coroner during the year.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

4

The Honourable

THE ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.

WM. C. H. HASTINGS,

Acting Police Magistrate.

TABLE A.-RETURN OF ALL DEATHS REPORTED DURING THE YEAR 1898.

FORMAL ENQUIRIES HELD.

BURIED WITHOUT FORMAL ENQUIRIES.

NATIONALITY.

Men.

Women. Boys. Girls. Total. Men, Women. Boys.

Girls.

Sex not ascertainable.

Total.

Europeans and Americans,...

Indians and Malays, ...................

Japanese,...

Chinese,

23

...

:

:

F:..

4

2

23

1,336

10

5

17

N

:

:..

N

3

1

:

:

:.

1

1

:

:

20

3

1

1

25

412

171

378

350

25

Total,.....

27

3

??

Total for 1897,...

43

16

-H

4

Magistracy, Hongkong, 10th January, 1899.

1

32

433

175

379

353

25

1,365

6

69

135

30

213 208

16

602

WM. C. H. HASTINGS,

Acting Police Magistrate,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1899.

TABLE B.--RETURN OF FORMAL ENQUIRIES DURING THE YEAR 1898.

Accidental death,

FINDING.

Accidental death, resulting on Electric shock,

Euro-

peans.

Indians.

Men. Men.

Chinese.

83

Total.

Men.

Women Boys.

Girls.

3

1

1

:

1

1

:.

:-

1

:

1

1

Acute alcoholic poisoning,..........

Acute gastritis caused by an overdose of arsenic--accidentally self-

administered, ...

An overdose of chloral. Nothing before the Court to show that

Deceased intended to take his life,

Chronic Bronchitis and Thrombosis,

Collapse and shock consequent on submersion, the cause of the sub- mersion being accidental, the launch Alexandra being in no way to blame,.

Collapse caused by the irritation caused by the gall stone,

Consumption,

   Death by hanging in accordance with the sentence of the law,... Death by opium poisoning,

Death caused by fracture of the skull from a blow struck by the fore-

man in self-defence,

Death caused by tubercular disease of long standing,.

Death from dislocation of the neck caused by the execution by bang- ing of the three deceased under sentence of death by the Supreme Court and by Warrant of the Governor dated the 6th January, 1898,

Exhaustion from multiple liver abscesses,

   Found dead. Nothing before the Court to show the cause of death,.. Murdered by pirates in Chinese waters,

Opium poisoning, self-administered,..

Plague,

Shock resulting from Burns,....

Suicide by hanging,

Syncope in acute gastritis and acute pancrititis,.

That deceased died from dislocation of the neck and consequent com- pression of the spinal cord occasioned by being hanged by the neck in the due execution of the sentence of death passed upon him in the Supreme Court and confirmed by the Governor's War- rant dated the 2nd day of February, 1898,

Total,.

Magistracy, Hongkong, 10th January, 1899.

:

1

1

1

:

:

2:

13

3

1

1

2

1

1

5

1

1

1

::

:

::

1

1

...

...

::

:

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

3

1

**

1

:

:

2

1

1

1

2

1

1

10

5

2

20

3

1

1

32

WM. C. H. HASTINGS,

Acting Police Magistrate.

TABLE C.--RETURN OF BURIALS WITHOUT FORMAL ENQUIRIES DURING THE YEAR 1898.

Reason why no Formal Enquiry was held.

Chinese.

Europeans and Americans.

Indians and Malays.

Japanese.

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

Sex not

ascertainable.

Total.

Found on

Found in

Land.

Harbour.

Known.

Un-

known.

Known.

Un-

1,159 364 585 58

known.

No suspicious circumstances, No evidence and/or decomposed

state of body,

375 153 318 292 13

1

2

19

13 51

11453

55

2

Post Mortem satisfactory,

17

2

8

Suspected persons were charged for the murder of deceased, Suspected persons were charged for causing the death of de- ceased,

Total,......

1

2

1

:

412

171 378

350 17

3

Magistracy, Hongkong, 10th January, 1899.

1

152

25 165

6 57

2 100

35 22 11

:

:

1

:

:

:

:

:

:

.:.

:

:

:

2

:

:

:

:

:

:

2

3

1

1

1

25 1,365

396 653

62

254

W?. C. H. HASTINGS,

Acting Police Magistrate.

84

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 37.

   The following Report on the Widows' and Orphans' Pension Fund for the Year 1898, which was laid before the Legislative Council this day, is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 19th January, 1899.

   SIR,--We have the honour to submit the following report on the Widows' and Orphans' Pension Fund for the year 1898.

A Statement of Accounts of the Fund to 31st December, 1898, is appended.

On that date the Funds were disposed as follows:-

On Fixed Deposits with the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, On Deposit with the Government,

Total,............

The average monthly contributions amount now to about $850.

$37,450.00 $17,754.03

..$55,204.03

During the period under review 53 contributors joined the service, 12 left and 7 died.

   There are at present on the books 225 compulsory contributors, of whom 104 are bachelors, 128 are married and 6 are widowers.

The total number of children on the books is 228.

   The average age of the three classes of contributors (as far as it has been possible to calculate it) is as follows:-

Bachelors, Married Men,

Widowers,

......

25 Years.

.37

53

There are in the list seven pensioners, whose pensions aggregate $680.07 per annum, as follows:--

Mrs. BEAVIN,

Mrs. MOOSDEEN,

Mrs. LEUNG CHI WAN,

Mrs. MOORE,

Mrs. CHAN TAI,.

Mrs. ALARAKIA,................

Mrs. CHU TSAU.

Total,...

$ 14.45

63.67

30.09

239.85

54.85

195.54

81.62

$680.07

Messrs. F. MACHADO and J. G. DA ROCHA having resigned the post of Directors on their retire- ment from the Service, Messrs. C. W. DUGGAN and E. H. D'AQUINO were appointed in their places.

We have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient Servants,

A. M. THOMSON,

Chairman.

A. W. BREwin.

FRANCIS W. CLARK.

C. W. DUGGAN.

E. H. D'AQUIno.

The Honourable T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

&C.,

&C.,

&c.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1899.

STATEMENT OF THE WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' PENSION FUND UP TO

S5

Total up to December, 1897,....

During 1898,.

31ST DECEMBER, 1898.

RECEIPTS.

EXPENDITURE.

BALANCE.

Refund of Amounts erroneously levied,

Working Expenses,

Pensions paid,

Half Contributions refunded,

CA

50,856.51

7,815.40

43,041.11

13,060.66

897.71

12,162.92

63,917.17

8,713.14

55,204.03

DURING 1898.

TOTAL UP TO 31ST DEC., 1898.

A

11.23

3,500.55

321.10

2,013.55

565.41

1,838.98

1,360.06

897.74

8,7183.14

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 38.

It is hereby notified that Her Majesty has not been advised to exercise her power of disallowance with respect to the following Ordinance:--

No. 27 of 1898, entitled-An

Ordinance to apply a sum not exceeding Two Millions Five hundred and Eighty-seven thousand Eight hundred and Ninety-eight Dollars and Eighty Cents to the Public Service of the Year 1899.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMIUR,

Acting Colonia! Secretary,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 39.

A pamphlet published by the United States Government containing the Customs Tariff and Regulations which were established for the Philippine Islands under Order dated 12th July 1898, together with certain tariff Circulars which have been subsequently issued amending the same and postponing the operation of the Order until 10th November 1898, may be seen on application at this Office.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 40.

The following Return of Books is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1899.

STATEMENT OF THE WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' PENSION FUND UP TO

S5

Total up to December, 1897,....

During 1898,.

31ST DECEMBER, 1898.

RECEIPTS.

EXPENDITURE.

BALANCE.

Refund of Amounts erroneously levied,

Working Expenses,

Pensions paid,

Half Contributions refunded,

CA

50,856.51

7,815.40

43,041.11

13,060.66

897.71

12,162.92

63,917.17

8,713.14

55,204.03

DURING 1898.

TOTAL UP TO 31ST DEC., 1898.

A

11.23

3,500.55

321.10

2,013.55

565.41

1,838.98

1,360.06

897.74

8,7183.14

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 38.

It is hereby notified that Her Majesty has not been advised to exercise her power of disallowance with respect to the following Ordinance:--

No. 27 of 1898, entitled-An

Ordinance to apply a sum not exceeding Two Millions Five hundred and Eighty-seven thousand Eight hundred and Ninety-eight Dollars and Eighty Cents to the Public Service of the Year 1899.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMIUR,

Acting Colonia! Secretary,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 39.

A pamphlet published by the United States Government containing the Customs Tariff and Regulations which were established for the Philippine Islands under Order dated 12th July 1898, together with certain tariff Circulars which have been subsequently issued amending the same and postponing the operation of the Order until 10th November 1898, may be seen on application at this Office.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 40.

The following Return of Books is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1899.

STATEMENT OF THE WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' PENSION FUND UP TO

S5

Total up to December, 1897,....

During 1898,.

31ST DECEMBER, 1898.

RECEIPTS.

EXPENDITURE.

BALANCE.

Refund of Amounts erroneously levied,

Working Expenses,

Pensions paid,

Half Contributions refunded,

CA

50,856.51

7,815.40

43,041.11

13,060.66

897.71

12,162.92

63,917.17

8,713.14

55,204.03

DURING 1898.

TOTAL UP TO 31ST DEC., 1898.

A

11.23

3,500.55

321.10

2,013.55

565.41

1,838.98

1,360.06

897.74

8,7183.14

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 38.

It is hereby notified that Her Majesty has not been advised to exercise her power of disallowance with respect to the following Ordinance:--

No. 27 of 1898, entitled-An

Ordinance to apply a sum not exceeding Two Millions Five hundred and Eighty-seven thousand Eight hundred and Ninety-eight Dollars and Eighty Cents to the Public Service of the Year 1899.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMIUR,

Acting Colonia! Secretary,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 39.

A pamphlet published by the United States Government containing the Customs Tariff and Regulations which were established for the Philippine Islands under Order dated 12th July 1898, together with certain tariff Circulars which have been subsequently issued amending the same and postponing the operation of the Order until 10th November 1898, may be seen on application at this Office.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 40.

The following Return of Books is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 41.

His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Subalar AHMED DIN, The Hongkong and Singapore Company of the Asiatic Artillery, to be his Honorary Aide-de-Camp.

By His Excellency's Command,-

En

On

These

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Co

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Gu

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1899.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 42.

     The following Circular Despatch and its enclosure are published for general information. Any person willing to assist the Government in making the collections referred to should communicate at once with Mr. FORD, Superintendent of the Botanical and Afforestation Department. The transmission to England of the speciinens collected will be undertaken by the Government.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th January, 1899.

CIRCULAR.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary

Col pinning:

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otherwis

determin

DOWNING STREET, -

6th December, 1898.

Spe

SIR--In my Circular despatch of the 19th of August last, I referred to an intended investigation. of Malaria.

A Commission has now been appointed for the purpose and is about to proceed to Africa. The Commissioners will report, from time to time, to a Committee appointed jointly by the Royal Society and myself, who will exercise a general supervision over the enquiry.

     It has been suggested by this Committee, that, in view of the possible connection of Malaria with mosquitoes, it is desirable to obtain exact kuowledge of the different species of mosquitoes and allied insects in the various tropical Colonies. I will therefore ask you, if there are facilities for the purpose, to be good enough to take the necessary steps at your early convenience to have collections inade of the winged insects in the Colony which bite inen or animals.

     I enclose a printed copy of directions which have been drawn up by the British Museum for the guidance of those who may be employed on the work, and would add that several specimens of each kind of insect should be obtained and that they should be sent direct to the British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Roal, London, S.W., to be examined and classified. A first series of the speci- mens will be retained by the Museum, whilst the duplicates will be available for distribution as may be desired.

     As the question of the scientific investigation of Malaria is one to which I attach great importance, I trust that every effort will be made to carry out as speedily and as thoroughly as possible the directions contained in this despatch.

??

The Officer Administering the Government of

I have the honour to be,

HONGKONG.

Sir,

Your most obedient, humble Servant,

HOW TO COLLECT MOSQUITOES (CULICIDAE).

J. CHAMBERLAIN.

LIST OF ARTICLES REQUIRED FOR COLLECTING AND PREPARING MOSQUITOES,

ONE entomologist's collecting-net of book-muslin (one or two spare net-bags should be taken in case the one in use gets torn).

One dozen glass-bottomed pill-boxes (1 to 2 in. in diameter is about the best size).

A cyanide killing-jar, or materials for inaking same, as follows:-

Alb. of cyanide of potassium (in lumps).

1 lb. of plaster of Paris.

A glass jar with wide mouth and closely fitting lid.

Mos

specimen taken, by

In c

each sex

'The blood) by the anter while the

species b

For the insec to pull of dows in t bottomed

mosquito cyanide mixture should n

turned of

pulations

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tops, as is oft

In the rains,

? A cya prepare one sized killing- cover the bot powdered cys Paris to the with water to jur owing to final layer. should be reg the top layer shquid never

88

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 41.

His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Subalar AHMED DIN, The Hongkong and Singapore Company of the Asiatic Artillery, to be his Honorary Aide-de-Camp.

By His Excellency's Command,-

En

On

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Co

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

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Acting Colonial Secretary.

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1899.

prepared

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 42.

     The following Circular Despatch and its enclosure are published for general information. Any person willing to assist the Government in making the collections referred to should communicate at once with Mr. FORD, Superintendent of the Botanical and Afforestation Department. The transmission to England of the speciinens collected will be undertaken by the Government.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th January, 1899.

CIRCULAR.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary

Col pinning:

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cork-car

It mosquito wings an

otherwis

determin

DOWNING STREET, -

6th December, 1898.

Spe

SIR--In my Circular despatch of the 19th of August last, I referred to an intended investigation. of Malaria.

A Commission has now been appointed for the purpose and is about to proceed to Africa. The Commissioners will report, from time to time, to a Committee appointed jointly by the Royal Society and myself, who will exercise a general supervision over the enquiry.

     It has been suggested by this Committee, that, in view of the possible connection of Malaria with mosquitoes, it is desirable to obtain exact kuowledge of the different species of mosquitoes and allied insects in the various tropical Colonies. I will therefore ask you, if there are facilities for the purpose, to be good enough to take the necessary steps at your early convenience to have collections inade of the winged insects in the Colony which bite inen or animals.

     I enclose a printed copy of directions which have been drawn up by the British Museum for the guidance of those who may be employed on the work, and would add that several specimens of each kind of insect should be obtained and that they should be sent direct to the British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Roal, London, S.W., to be examined and classified. A first series of the speci- mens will be retained by the Museum, whilst the duplicates will be available for distribution as may be desired.

     As the question of the scientific investigation of Malaria is one to which I attach great importance, I trust that every effort will be made to carry out as speedily and as thoroughly as possible the directions contained in this despatch.

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The Officer Administering the Government of

I have the honour to be,

HONGKONG.

Sir,

Your most obedient, humble Servant,

HOW TO COLLECT MOSQUITOES (CULICIDAE).

J. CHAMBERLAIN.

LIST OF ARTICLES REQUIRED FOR COLLECTING AND PREPARING MOSQUITOES,

ONE entomologist's collecting-net of book-muslin (one or two spare net-bags should be taken in case the one in use gets torn).

One dozen glass-bottomed pill-boxes (1 to 2 in. in diameter is about the best size).

A cyanide killing-jar, or materials for inaking same, as follows:-

Alb. of cyanide of potassium (in lumps).

1 lb. of plaster of Paris.

A glass jar with wide mouth and closely fitting lid.

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Entomological forceps (two pairs), with curved ends, for holding pins.

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One ounce No. 20 entomological pins (D. F. Tayler and Co., New Hall Works, Birmingham. These pins are sold in boxes at 7s. 6d. per ounce, and as the pins are exceedingly fine, an ounce will go a very long way).

Common pins (three or four packets).

Gun-wad punch, No. 20 bore.

Cards (2-sheet Bristol Board) from which to punch discs; a supply of the latter should be prepared ready for use.

Needles (two or three) mounted in handles, for arranging legs and wings.

A Platyscopic Lens :-this is indispensable.

Cork-carpet or pith-one or two sheets about 6 in. square, on which to perform the operations of pinning, etc.

A strongly-made wooden box ( a cigar-box will do), in the bottom of which is fixed a layer of cork-carpet or pith (if the latter is used it should be not less than half an inch thick).

IMPORTANCE OF SENDING HOME SPECIMENS FOR DETERMINATION

IN THE BEST POSSIBLE CONDITION.

It should be borne in mind that, for the purpose of the scientific determination of species, mosquitoes cannot be collected with too great care. As important specific characters are furnished by the wings and legs, it is of the utmost consequence that these should not be denuded of their scales, or otherwise injured; unless attention is paid to this point the specimens will probably be quite worthless for determination.

SPIRIT NOT TO BE USED.

Specimens for determination must on no account be placed in spirit.

SPECIMENS TO BE PINNED IMMEDIATELY THEY ARE DEAD.

     Mosquitoes should in all cases be pinned, and that as soon as possible after death; duplicate specimens for dissection can, of course, be preserved in spirit, but if this is done care must be taken, by the use of corresponding labels or numbers, to prevent confusion between species.

NUMBER OF SPECIMENS OF EACH SPECIES REQUIRED.

In collecting specimens of a species of mosquito for determination some half dozen examples of each sex should, if possible, always be obtained.

HOW TO DISTINGUISH THE Sexes.

     'The harmless tnale mosquitoes can be distinguished from the females (which alone bite and suck blood) by the possession of plumose antenna and palpi, forming tufts in front of the head; in the females the antenna, though long, are nearly bare (having whorls of only short hair at the bases of the joints), while the palpi in the case of females of the typical genus Culex, to which the majority of the described species belong, are quite short.

METHOD OF COLLECTING AND KILLING.

     For capturing mosquitoes in the open an entomologist's collecting net is necessary, from which the insects can be transferred to glass-bottomed pill-boxes; in doing this great care must be taken not to pull off the legs; inside buildings it is possible, with care, to capture mosquitoes on walls an1 win- dows in the pill-boxes themselves. In any case mosquitoes should be collected alive in the glass- bottomed pill-boxes*; if care is taken, several specimens can be got into one pill-box. To kill the mosquitoes the box is opened a fraction of an inch on one side, and placed for a few minutes in a cyanide killing-jar,? which must, of course, be closed. As soon as the insects are quite deal (if the mixture in the jar is of reasonable strength from three to five minutes is sufficient, and mosquitoes should not be allowed to remain exposed to the effects of the cyanide longer than this) they should be turned out on to a sheet of cork-carpet or pith; they should be touched as little as possible, the mani- pulations necessary in arranging the wings and legs being performed with a needle.

       * These boxes can be obtained from any dealer in natural history apparatus, but care should be taken to see that the bottoms-and not the tops, as is often the case--are made of glass. Since the boxes are constructed of cardboard, they are liable in tropical countries to go to pieces in the rains, and to prevent this they should be covered with glazed jaconet (stuck on with liquid glue) and then coated with Aspinall's enamel.

       ? A cyanide killing-bottle can be procured ready for use from Hinton and Co., Bedford Street, London, W.C., or any other chemist will prepare one to order, but when mosquitoes (or indeed any Diptera) are collected in the manner here advised it is preferable to make a large- sized killing-jar for oneself as follows :-Take any fairly large glass jar (such as a pickle-bottle) with a wide mouth and closely fitting lid, and cover the bottom with a layer of dry plaster of Paris to the depth of half an inch; pour in above this a layer equal in depth consisting of powdered cyanide of potassium, mixed with rather more than its bulk of dry plaster of Paris; cover this mixture with a layer of dry plaster of Paris to the depth of a quarter of an inch or so, and pour in above the whole a layer, half an inch in depth, consisting of plaster of Paris mixed with water to the consistency of cream. As soon as the top layer of plaster is dry the jar is ready for use. To obviate the risk of cracking the

     jar owing to the heat evolved when plaster of Paris is mixed with water, it may be advisable to stand the jar in warm water before adding the final layer. The exact amount of cyanide of potassium to be used is of no great consequence, but in the case of a properly prepared jar the odour should be readily perceptible on removing the lid; if it is not, the reason may be that the mixture is too dry, when a little water poured on to the top layer will probably set matters right. After some months' use the cyanide loses its efficacy (to obviate this so far as possible the jar should never be allowed to remain open), and the mixture must then be renewed.

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TO PIN A MOSQUITO.

Take a card disc and write on it all the data connected with the specimen to be pinned, as follows:-(1) Name of locality, including altitude if necessary; (2) date-day, month, year-thus, 9. 11. 98; (3) collector's name; (4) any remarks of interest, e.g., "Most troublesome species in district"; "Abundant in bamboo-jungle" "Uncommon," etc. Place the disc on a sheet of cork-carpet or pith, and picking up with the entomological forceps one of the fine No. 20 pins, thrust about one-third of an inch of it through the centre of the disc; in doing this the pin should be held by the forceps below the middle, otherwise, owing to its fineness, it may bend and fail to pass through the card. Lay the specimen on its back (turning it over with the aid of a needle or one of the No. 20 pins held in the forceps), and thrust the pin, which now carries the disc, through the centre of the thorax, between the bases of the legs, until the tip of the pin projects one-sixth of an inch beyond the dorsal surface of the thorax ;* invert the disc (the specimen will then be right side up), and thrust an ordinary pin through the dis near the margin for the purpose of carrying both disc and specimen. The next and last thing to be done is to arrange the legs and wings as far as possible; i.e., the wings must be made to project at an angle from the body, and not allowed to remain closed, and the legs must be disposed symmetrically on the card disc so that all parts of them can be readily seen, instead of being left crumpled up beneath the body. These operations must be performed as gently as possible with the help of a needle mounted in a handle, or by the aid of a No. 20 pin held in the forceps, and care must be taken that hairs and scales are not rubbed off in the process. As the tissues contract in drying, the legs and wings are very apt to get pulled out of place, and, to correct these changes, the specimens should be examined once or twice during the next day or two after being pinned.

TRANSMISSION OF SPECIMENS TO ENGLAND.

Pinned specimens of mosquitoes, like those of other insects, rapidly develop mould during the rainy season in tropical countries, and since mouldy specimens are practically worthless for purposes of scientific determination, the insects should be sent home as soon as possible after being collected. To contain the specimens, if a proper entomological store-box is not available, any small strongly-made box (such as a cigar-box) will serve, in the bottom of which a layer of cork-carpet or pith (not less than half an inch thick, in the case of the latter) is firmly fixed. The greatest cure must be taken to prevent specimens getting loose and rolling about in transit, since in this way a single loose disc might easily destroy or hopelessly damage all the other specimens in the box. To prevent this the pins supporting the cards should be inserted as tightly as possible into the cork-carpet or pith, and does they should all be driven in to the same level; if this is done a sheet of soft

                               paper (newspaper very well) can be feed into the box, resting on the heads of the supporting pins, in order to minimise the damage should a disc happen to get loose. The box containing the specimens should be well- wrapped in cotton-wool, or similar material, and firmly packed in an outer box for transmission (by Parcel Post) to England.

N.B. NOT ONLY MOSQUITOES, BUT ALL DIPTERA SHOULD BE COLLECTED, PREPARED, AND SENT HOME

IN THE MANNER ABOVE DESCRIBED.

The above instructions, though drawn up with special reference to mosquitoes, are equally applicable to the collecting of Diptera in general, except that in the case of the large forms, such as horse-flies (Tabanida), robber-flies (Asilida), etc., it is not necessary to, use so fine a pin as a No. 20 (D. F. Tayler and Co.'s entomological pin No. 5-price 1s. 6d. per ounce--would do instead).

ADDRESS FOR SPECIMENS.

Specimens of mosquitoes (or other Diptera) intended for the British Museum should be directed to

THE BRITISH MUSEUM

(NATURAL HISTORY),

CROMWELL ROAD,

All communications on the subject should be addressed to the Director.

LONDON, S.W.

*Should it be found impracticable to proceed in the manner here prescribed, owing to the difficulty of making the specimen lie in the required position on its back, it may be pinned in the ordinary way through the middle of the thorax from the dorsal side; in this case, however, the specimen must be pinned first (i... before it is mounted on the card dise); it should be drawn two-thirds of the way up the pin, and the latter should then be thrust through the flise, holding the pin with the forceps below the specimen; mount the dise on a common pin, as in the first method,

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 43.

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Government Notification No. 29 of the 20th instant, inviting Candidates for the post of Assistant Warder in the Government Lunatic Asylum is hereby cancelled.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

1886.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 44.

The following is published in substitution for Government Notification No. 278 of the 24th July,

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

SIGNAL STATIONS,

HONGKONG.

VICTORIA PEAK, and BLACKHEAD'S HILL.

The Commercial Code of Signals will be used at the Sigual Stations.

All Signals made by vessels in the "Offing" will be repeated at Victoria Peak, arrangements can also be made to have them forwarded to the addressee by telephone from the Harbour Master's Office. Signals can also be passed between vessels in the "Offing," and any one prepared to take them. in, on the harbour side, and vice versa. The "attention" flag for these signals (to be hoisted at the mast head of the ship and of the Station flagstaff) is the White Ensign in the case of Men-of-war, and the Red Ensign over the House Flag in the case of Merchant Vessels.

    Vessels approaching the Eastern entrance to the Harbour will be signalled on the Eastern Yard- arm, those approaching the Western entrance on the Western Yard-arm.

    When a vessel is sighted from Victoria Peak Station, the Compass bearing and symbol at the Yard-arm, and the Distance Signal at the Mast head, will be hoisted. If, when the vessel is made out, she is not a Mail steamer, her House Flag will be substituted for the Compass Signal, and it will be kept flying till she anchors. The Distance Signal will be kept up for fifteen minutes after the vessel is made out.

    If the vessel is a regular Mail Steamer, a gun will be fired, and a Ball over the English, French, American, or German Ensign, or the Canadian Pacific House Flag, with, the Distance signal under, will be hoisted at the Mast head, and the Compass signal and symbol will be hauled down. The Distance signal will be kept flying, and will be changed each successive half hour. When the vessel is between Green Island and North Point, the Code l'endant will take the place of the Distance Signal, and will be kept up till the vessel is at her moorings.

    At Blackhead's Hill Station, signals similar to the foregoing will be hoisted to denote vessels passing Cape D'Aguilar and the Gap Rock.

    All House Flags, symbols, and distance signals, hoisted at Victoria Peak, will be repeated at Blackhead's Hill, and vice versa.

When a mail steamer is reported by telegraph from the Gap Rock or Cape D'Aguilar, the dis- tinguishing signal will be hoisted at once, the gun will be fired, and the distance symbol hoisted, when she is sighted from Victoria Peak Station.

Any special flag hoisted on board an incoming vessel, denoting the presence on board of an Officer of high rank, will be repeated at the Flag Staff Mast head.

    The approach of Men-of-war will be notified by their proper symbols and National Colours at the Quarter of the Yard.

    The Distance signal will denote the distance (estimated at Victoria Peak) of the vessel from Green Island on the West and Cape D'Aguilar on the East.

Harbour Department, Hongkong, January, 1899.

R. MURRAY RUMSEY, Retd. Comdr., R.N., Harbour Master, &c.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. --No. 45.

The following Notice is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

NOTICE.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

On and after the 1st April next, Parcels for India (by Indian Mail Packets only) may be insured up to a limit of $1,200; the rates of insurance will be the same as for the United Kingdom.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1899.

A. M. THOMSON,

Postmaster General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 46.

The following Notice is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE

KOWLOON WATER SUPPLY.

    Owing to the continued scarcity of water, the supply in the public mains in Kowloon Peninsula will be turned or from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m, and from 4 p.m. to S p.m. only, until further notice.

R. D. ORMSBY,

Water Authority.

Public Works Office, Hongkong, 26th January, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 47.

There is a vacancy in the Sanitary Department for a Chinese Clerk.

Duties. To keep accounts, copy letters, translate petitions, &c.

Salary.-$540 per annum rising by biennial increments of $60 to $720 per annum. Applicants should not exceed 35 years of age and must be in good health. Further particulars may be obtained from the Medical Officer of Health.

Applications in Candidates' own handwriting will be received at this Office up to Noon on. Monday, the 6th February, 1899.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 48.

Offers for the rent, by the year, of a site in the proximity of the City Hall, about 15 feet square, on which to erect a Kiosk for the sale of cigars, cigarettes, &c., will be received at this Office up to Noon on Monday, the 6th February, 1899.

Particulars can be ascertained on application to the Director of Public Works.

By Command,

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 49.

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     Information has been received from the Military Authorities that Heavy Gun Practice will take place from Kowloon East Battery in a South-Easterly direction, between the 1st and 4th of February

next.

All ships, junks and other vessels are cautioned to keep clear of the range.

     The inhabitants of the houses near Kowloon East Battery are warned to keep their glass windows open during the practice.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 25th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 50.

Acting Colonial Secretary.

     Notice is hereby given that Artillery Practice will be carried out in the vicinity of Lyemun over land

     ranges between the dates 2nd and 10th February, in a Southerly direction, and in a South- Westerly direction.

     All persons are hereby warned to keep clear of the ranges when firing is going on. Gunners will be placed on picquet to prevent people crossing the ranges, and the ground will be cleared previous to practice by parties of gunners detailed for that purpose.

All persons are warned not to touch any unexploded shell.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1892.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 51.

Acting Colonial Secretary.

     It is hereby notified that the Hongkong Volunteers will fire from 7-pounder R.M.L. and Machine - Guns on a land range across Repulse Bay on Friday, the 10th February, 1899.

Picquets will be posted to ensure safety of land range.

All ships, junks and other vessels are cautioned to keep clear of the range.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 27th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 592.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Monday, the 30th January, 1899, for the general scavenging of the following villages, namely

1. Hunghom, Kowloon Point, Yaumati and Taikoktsui, etc.

2. Shaukiwan and Quarry Bay.

3. Aberdeen and Aplichau.

4. Stanley and Taitam.

For specifications, period of contracts and full particulars, apply at the Office of the Secretary to the Sanitary Board.

F

For form of tender apply at this Office.

     No tender will be received for (1) Hunghom, Kowloon Point, Yaunati and Taikoktsui, etc. unless the person tendering produces a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $50; and no tender will be received for (2) Shankiwan and Quarry Bay, for (3) Aberdeen and Aplichau, or for (4) Stanley and Taitam unless the person tendering produces a receipt to th effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $25; which sum or sums shall be forfeited to the Crown by way of liquidated damages if such person or persons refuse to enter into an Agreement and Bond should his or their tenders be accepted.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 24th December, 1598.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Coloniul Secretary-

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Lewis, Mrs. E. Lee Kee

Portr. W. T.

1

Lee Lun, George Ligner, G.

1 r.

...

Morphy, E. A.

Marcus, Mrs.

A. 1 r. Mackenzie,

I

...

Pinkernelle. A.

Palin de la Bar- riere, Mons.

Raphael, Mons. P. Rowell, S.

Russell, Miss F. J. Richards, H.

Ricchardi, C. Roberts, ('. Rosenthal, E.

Rocha, Bros.

Rankin, P.

Rosario, T. G. del Roque, F.

Ringuet, Mons.

F. L. Romanillos, D. J. Rozensvaig, P.

Rev. M.

McCormick,

L. M. K.

2

Merz, C.

1

1

Rossel, Mons.

Macleod, G.

r.

Murphy, C. C.

Murchy, J.

McCann. H. E.

pc.

Hatch. Miss A.

MacCarthy,

Harmssen, A.

Miss A.

1 r.

pc.

Hesriandez, L.

Mamud,

1 r.

...

Hill, W. B.

Moola Singh

Hochsteller, M. H. 1 r.

Mahomed Din

Hogg, Mrs.

Methal, T.

pc.

Hall, John

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McKenzie, J. D. Morris, C.

T.

Rabe, Herrn

Mrs. D.

Hakomsom, A.

Chan A Ho. Miss

1

Harris, J. B.

Moses, P. V. Mueller, A. Mars, E.

1 r.

Cowell, J. M.

Hurst, R. W.

Miller, A. W.

Hertz, C.

Mullikin, Lt.

Hodde, C. E.

Colley, Capt. G. }

H. P.

Clark, Mrs. A.

Cheung Kai Yong Christensen,

Colvile, A. M.

Chan Ngan

up :

Hodges, Miss V.

Hyderkhan,

Morrison, R.

...

Rees, Mrs.

1

...

3

1 r.

Ramos, A. de T.

Rankin, J.

Rosenfild, F.

Rowan, Capt. Rotton, Miss A. E.

Rhodes, C.

Renaud, A.

Richards & Co., J. Richardson, W. E.!

1 r.

...

1

1 pc.

r.

Taylor, B. R. H. Thompson, R. M, 1 r. Tarabochia, T.

Tank & Co., S. Y.

Thajwia, R.

Tata, D. Taylor, S.

Tait, J. E. Tsang Sam Yung

Villacarlos, A. Veyre, Mons. G.

Williams, H. Wurts, Mrs. G. W. Watson, L. Walker, W. H. Walbanke, H. E. Wright, C. E. Wason, T. West, H. S. Wiesenburger, D.

Ward, E. Wait, Mr.

Wright and Co.,

D. M.

Wilson. W. W.

Witte, H.

Wisheit, Mrs. H.

Wilson, A. M. Wiegand, Dr, Williams, H. J.

1 pc. Wilson, J. T.

Ye Lee Chung Fat Young, G. B.

1 r.

Young, C.

...

pc.

Y. I. Woo

r.

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Young, J. W.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1899.

For Merchant Ships.

95

Address.

Letters.

Papers.

Address.

Letters.

Papers.

Address.

1.

Amarapoora, s.s.

Tritannia, s.s. Baracca, s.s.

Bittern, bark

Belgic, s.s.

Chusan, s.s.

Challenger, s.v.

Cygent, s.s.

       Ettrickdale, s.S. Euphrates, s.s.. E. J. Ray, schr.

Frejr, s.s.

1

1 r.

AAA

3

: 10 00

...

Formosa, ship

Girin, s.s.

Hawthorn

Bank, bark

H. A. Draat, ship Hokoku Maru, s.s.

Ixion, s.s. Isis, s.s.

Kenyon, bark Kongsec, s.s.

Kwciyang, s.s.

Keongwai, 8.8.

Roscuisko, ship

Hermeoine, ship

Kongbeng, s.s.

Letters.

???? | Papers.

Address.

Letters.

Papers.

Address.

Letters.

Papers.

Pegasus, ship Paubreake, ship Polyphemus, s.S. Priam, s.s. Phra Nang, s.s.

Skuld, s.s. Shantung, s.s.

1 r.

Ladas, bark Lerbury, s.s. Lorche Lill, s.s.

N

Rugby, s.s.

Stanfield, barque Shanghai. s.s.

1 r.

1 r.

Parramatta, s.s.

1 r.

Tategami

Maru, s.s. Taichiow, s.s.

r.

r.

r.

...

:

Strathmore, s.A.

I T.

1 r.

Maria Lopes, s S. Mirzapore, s.s.

Tacono, s.s. Tacoma, 8.5.

Ulysses, ".5.

Victorious, s.s.

1 r.

:

Suisang, s.s.

1 r.

pc.

St. Paul, ship

Windsor Castle,

3

..

Jelunga, s.s. Josephus, ship

22

Smith, s.s.

Oxford, s.s.

Sommerfeld, s.8.

S.S.

Winfoo, s.s.

Athletic News. Australasian.

Answers.

Almanak for 1899.

Badmington Magazine. British Medical Journal. Bookchat.

Building News. British Weekly.

Belfast Weekly News. Bakers Journal.

Black and White.

Christian Missionary Al-

liance.

         Christian Herald, Commerce.

Country Life.

Cardigan and Sivy Side

Advertiser. Ceylon Independent. Church Missionary Intel-

ligencer.

       Cork Weekly Examiner. Cheshire Daily Echo. Cerneen Samedi.

Chambers's Journal.

China's Millions.

Clobus.

Dundee Advertiser.

Diario de Noticias.

Daily Mail.

Price

Daily Telegraph. Diario de Cadiz. Dakin's Inclusive Diario do Governo. [List. Daily Malta Chronicle. Daily Shipping Report. Edinburgh Evening News. Engineering.

Esportatori Italiani. El Nuevo Regimen.

El Deluvin.

       El Regional. Export Trade.

Echoes of Service. Factory Prices. Football Echo. Family Herald. Glasgow Weekly Mail. Glasgow Weekly News. Gheltenham Framnier.

Books, &c. without Covers.

Glasgow Weekly Herald.

Great Thoughts.

Gentle Woman.

Golden Penny. Handfuls of Purpose. Hearth and Home. Heavenly Places. Hamburger Fremden Blatt. Harmsworth Magazine. Home Companion. Harper's Weekly. Harper's Bazaar.

Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette. Illustrated

Angus.

Wrexham

11 Gazzetta Tal Poplu. Institution of Mechanical

Engineers.

?

In his steps. Journal of the China Branch

Royal Asiatic Society. Journal de St. Petersbourg. Journal de Lichl. Journal de Wesdebats. La Gazette.

Le Journal.

Life of Faith.

La Tribuna.

L'Echo de Paris.

L' Aufore.

Le Matin. Liverpool Daily Post. Liverpool Journal of Com.

merce.

Liverpool Weekly Courier. Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper. L'Etoile Belge. Le Petit Marseillais. L' Eclair. Liverpool Echo. Le Soleil.

Le Coquet.

La Petite Gironde.

Le Temps.

La vie Parisienne, L'Oriente Serafico. Les Questions Actuelles. Le Journal Anursant. Le Moniteur de la mode. Ladies' Field.

Le Journal Egyptien.

Photos. I Letters. I

Lady's Pictorial. Liverpool Weekly Mercury. Le Petit Belge. Let Petit Journal. London Gazette. Mission World. Manchester City News. Monthly Musical Record. Myra's Journal. Manchester Weekly Times. Monthly Army List. Manchester City News. McClures Magazine. Methodist New Connexion

Magazine. Newcastle Morning

Herald.

Navsari Prakash. Nueu Freie Presse. Nuova Antologia. Newcastle Weekly

nicle.

National Beitung. Notices to Mariners. New Penny Magazine. Night and Day. Nuggets.

Our Home.

Our Own Gazette.

O Seculo.

Our Missionary

ment.

Chro-

Shanghai Mercury. Scottish Nights. Springfield Homestead. St. James Budget. Sport and Natural History Sydney Morning Herald. South Port Visiter. Stationers Sundries. Sample of Coloured Thread. Sample of Silk Thread. Short Stories.

St. Paul's Parish Carol. South London Observer. Standard Bearer. Sunday Stories.

The Airdrie Advertiser. The Auckland Times

Herald.

The Age.

The Glasgow Evening News

The Ayrshire Post.

The Church Gazette.

The Advocate.

The Sketch.

The Greenock Telegraph. The Daily Record. The Star.

The Ironmonger. The Saturday Weekly Citi-

zens.

The British Realm. The Guardian.

The Troon Herald. The Fortnightly Review. The Philadelphia Record. The People.

The Big Budget.

The Sporting Life.

The Birmingham Weekly, The Saturday Review.

Post.

The Buteman.

The Daily Chronicle.

The English Churchman. The Faithful Witness.

The Manchester Guardian. The Paulin.

The Scotsman,

Trosvittnett.

The Lisburn Herald.

Supple- The Western Weekly News.

Our last Chance in China. O Futuro. Pottery Gazette. Pall Mall Magazine.

Penny Illustrated Paper. People's Journal.

Pesti Hirlap.

Tit Bits.

The Christian. To-day.

The Times.

The Electrician.

The Tidings.

The Champion.

The Dairy.

Price Current.-Lockwood The Spectator.

Brother.

Pearson's Magazine.

Regions Beyond,

Rochester Chatham Jour-

nal, &c.

Revista Portugucza. Review of Reviews. Reynold's Newspaper, Report of London Mission-

ary Society. Rival.

Samples Cloth.

The Baptist.

The Sheerness Guardian. The Irish Weekly Times. The Freeman.

The Referce. The People.

The London Tailor. The Bath Herald. The Highlands News. The Greenoch Telegraph.

The Banner of Faith. Truth.

The Christian World. The Evening Times. The World.

The Song of the Shepherd.

(Book).

The New Far East. (Book). The Claron.

The Union. Table Talk.

The Forum.

The Geographical Journal. The Weekly Times. The Christian Age. Valle di Pompei. Weekly Telegraph. Woman at Home. Weekly Budget. Wesleyan Methodist

Monthly.

Westminster Gazette. Wise and Otherwise. Westminster Budget. Weekly Scotsman. Windsor Magazine. Weekly Freeman. Yorkshire Relist. Young Woman. Yactsman.

Catalogues. Foreign papers.

96

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1899. #

Brown, A. W.

Gonnan, F.

Hopkins, Miss

Knight, Mrs. J.

Monaghon, Miss A.

Mein, C. H.

Millet, F. D.

Tilley, Mrs. J. S.....

Two Post Cards,

Vitale Pavia & Co., Messrs. Young, M. H. de

Detained Correspondence.

..Gloucester,

.San Francisco,..

39, Porkfield Street,

Portsmouth,.

..Fcotland,

London, Worcestershire,

.Murree, India, ..No address.

.Genoa,

..San Francisco,

Book Packet, unstamped.

...Photo. Packet, exceeds limit of size.

.1 Post Card.

Photo. Packet, closed against inspection.

.Parcel containing a Fan.

One Packet without stamp, marked registered, ? Newspaper, unstam ed.

.Book Packet, closed against inspection.

Sample Packet of Fans, overweight. .Photo. Packet, unstamped,

Allison, Miss F.

Berrit, Mrs.

Bummel, F.

Booth, C.

Board of Trade Office

Bilton, Miss F. A.

***

Loudon

Naval Yard Berlin. Glasgow

Dead Letters.

1 Letter.

Leepin, J.

1

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1 P. Card.

1 Letter.

Calcutta

London

- Duncan, J.

England, A.

Farmer, Pte. F.

Frampton, Miss A.

Bassett, Mrs.....

Bolton, H. N.

Behigo, M.

Castro, G. B. A.

Church, Miss...

Church, Miss J.

Carles, W. R.

Couch, Mrs. G..

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Eatherton, Miss D.

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London

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Hicks, Miss

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The above letters have been returned from various places at which the addressees cannot be found, or have been refused. If not claimed

within ten days, they will be opened and returned to the writers.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1899.

West, W.

Wise. C.

White, Miss A.. Zernial, U.

List of unclaimed Telegrams lying in the Joint Telegraph Companies'

Offices at Hongkong.

Attee-Compradore.

Biassi.

De Berny-Jean,

Fousing Louis.

Hilton.

Konghotjhiang Tiongwansie.

Kunshutong Tongsou.

Kwong Woo Thiang Di.

Lepan.

Macdonald.

Manhing.

Mayer.

Hongkong Station, 28th January, 1899.

Mrs. Noslem.

Quangseng, Sangcheong.

Santen.

Stewart-Doctor.

Turner.

Vantai.

Wangcheong.

Wingcheong.

Wingcheong Tai.

Yadzu.

2019.

J. M. BECK,

Acting Manager in China,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY,1899.

97

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憲示第四十九 署輔政使司師

曉諭事現奉

督憲札開定於西歷本年二月初一日起至初四日止?華?十二月 二十一日起至二十四日止各營官在九龍東炮臺操演重炮其炮口 則向東南方開放爾冬船戶人等切勿駛近炮碼所經之處凡屋宇附 近九龍東炮臺者其居民臨時須張開玻璃門切勿關閉以免不處 勿忽等因奉此合出示曉諭俾?週知毋違特示

英一千八百九十九年

= 1 +

正月

憲 示 第五十 署輔政使司師 ! 諭事現奉

札開香港義勇定期本年二月初十日禮拜五?華歷新年初一 在樁坎灣陸路操演七磅大炮及機器炮其炮口則向陸路過樁坎 灣開放炮碼所經之處有兵派守可保無虞爾各船戶人等切勿行走 炮碼經過之處以免不虞勿忽等因此合出示曉諭俾?週知毌 違特示

英一千八百九十九年

正月

二十七日示

憲示 第五百 暑輔政使司師

十二號

阮離事現奉

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嘴等處必要有貯庫作按銀五十圓之收單呈驗如投第二款?筲箕 灣及側魚涌第三款?石排灣及鴨利洲第四欸?赤柱及大潭每歎 均要有貯庫作按銀二十五圓之收單呈驗方准落票倘該票批准其 人不肯教券立約承辦則將貯庫作按銀入官如欲領投票格式可赴 本署求取倘欲觀看章程與合約期限及知詳細者赴潔凈衙門經 歷請示可也各票價列低昂任由

國家棄取或總 棄不取亦可因奉此合出示鹿?此特示 千八百九十八年 十二月

日由外附到蹤

二十五日示

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保家信一封交錦彰新 店收 收入

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鄰近

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付巴城

入領

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98

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 28TH JANUARY, 1899.

THE TRADE MARKS ORDINANCE, 1898.

Application for Registration of Trade Mark.

NOTICE is hereby given that MITSUI BUS-

SAN KAISHA carrying on business at Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, and else- where as Merch its have, on the 20th day of January, 1899, applied for the Registration in Hongkong in the Register of Trade Marks of the following Trade Mark :-

The heads of two Elephants facing each other with their trunks crossed one over the other. The trunk of the Ele- phant on the left side crossed over the

In the Matter of ORDINANCE No. 2

OF 1892,

and

In the Matter of the Petition of Pro- fessor WALTHER NERNST, of 50, Burgerstrasse, Gottingen, in the Empire of Germany, for Letters Patent for the Exclusive use within the Colony of Hongkoug of an Invention for Improve- ments in Electric Incandescent Lamps and Apparatus or Appli- ances in connection therewith.

trunk of the Elephant on the right side NOTICE is hereby given that the Petition.

and the trunk of the Elephant on the right side is crossed under the trunk of the Elephant on the left side. On the back ground of the picture is depicted a rising sun with ray's emanating-there- from,

in the name of MITSUI BUSSAN KAISHA who claim to be the sole proprietors thereof.

  The Trade Mark has been used by the appli- cants since the month of January, 1892, in respect of the following goods :-

Matches in Class 47.

  A Facsimile of the Trade Mark can be seen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hong- kong and also at the Office of the undersigned.

Dated the 28th day of January, 1899.

JOHNSON, STOKES & MASTER,

Solicitors for the Applicants,

12, Queen's Road Central, Hongkong.

THE TRADE MARKS ORDINANCE, 1898.

Application for Registration of Trade Mark.

N

OTICE is hereby given that MITSUI BUS-

SAN KAISHA carrying on business at Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, and else- where as Merchants have, on the 20th day of January, 1899, applied for the Registration in Hongkong in the Register of Trade Marks of the following Trade Mark :-

Two Unicorns standing on one hind leg one on each side of a Coat of Arms. The Coat of Arms being depicted in the middle and between the Unicorns. Un-

Specification, and Declaration required herein by Ordinance No. 2 of 1892, have been duly filed in the Office of the Colonial Secre- tary of Hongkong, and that it is the intention of the said WALTHER NERNST by HENRY LARDNER DENNYS, of Victoria, Hongkong, their duly authorized Agent. to apply at the Sitting of the Executive Council hereinafter mentioned for Letters Patent for the Exclu-

sive use within the said Colony of Hongkong

of the above invention.

And Notice is hereby also given that a Sit- ting of the Executive Council before whom the matter of the Petition will come for deci- sion will be held in the Council Chamber at

the Government Offices, Victoria, Hongkong, on Wednesday, the 8th day of February, 1899, at 11 of the clock in the

renoon.

Dated this 27th day of January, 1899.

H. L. DENNYS, Solicitor for the Applicant.

In the Matter of ORDINANCE No. 2

OF 1892

and

In the Matter of the Petition of AUGUSTE COLLETTE FILS and AUGUSTE BOIDIN for Letters Patent for the Exclusive use within the Colony of Hong- kong of an Invention for Im- provements in Apparatus for the Manufacture of Alcohol by saccharification and fermenta- tion by means of mucedineae.

der the two Unicorns and the Coat of NOTICE is hereby given that the Petition,

Arms are the names of MITSUI BUSSAN KAISHA,

in the name of MITSUI BUSSAN KAISHA who claim to be the sole proprietors thereof.

  The Trade Mark has been used by the Appli- cants since the month of January, 1892, in respect of the following goods :-

*

Matches in Class 47.

A Facsimile of the Trade Mark can be seen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hong- kong and also at the Office of the undersigned.

Dated the 28th day of January, 1899. -

JOHNSON, STOKES & MASTER,

Solicitors for the Applicants,

12, Queen's Road Central,

Hongkong.

THE TRADE MARKS ORDINANCE, 1898.

Application for Registration of Trade Mark.

NOTICE is hereby given that MITSUI BUS-

     SAN KAISHA carrying on business at Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, and elsc- where as Merchants have, on the 20th day of January, 1899, applied for the Registration in Hongkong in the Register of Trade Marks of the following Trade Mark :-

A Carp fish swimming in water with two fins projecting from each side of it, its head pointing to the left and its tail to the right,

in the name of MITSUI BUSSAN KAISHA who claim to be the sole proprietors thereof.

The Trade Mark has been used by the Appli- cants since the month of January, 1892, in respect of the following goods

Matches in Class 47.

   A Facsimile of the Trade Mark can be seen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hong- kong and also at the Office of the undersigned.

Dated the 28th day of January, 1899.

JOHNSON, STOKES & MASTER,

Solicitors for the Applicants,

12, Queen's Road Central,

Hongkong.

Specification and Declaration required herein by Ordinance No. 2 of 1892 have been duly filed in the Office of the Colonial Secre- tary of Hongkong, and that it is the intention of the said AUGUSTE COLLETTE FILS and

AUGUSTE BOIDIN, by HENRY LARDNER DEN- NYS, of Victoria, Hongkong, their duly author- ized Agent, to apply at the sitting of the Exe- cutive Council hereinafter mentioned for Let- ters Patent for the exclusive use within the said Colony of Hongkong of the above Inven- tion.

And Notice is hereby also given that a sitting of the Executive Council before whom the matter of the Petition will come for decision will be held in the Council Chamber at the Government Offices, Victoria, Hongkong, on Wednesday, the 8th day of February, 1899, at 11 of the clock in the forenoon.

Dated this 21st day of January, 1899.

H. L. DENNYS, Solicitor for the Applicants.

THE KOWLOON LAND AND BUILDING COMPANY, LIMITED.

OTICE is hereby given that the Tenth Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders in this Company will be held at the Company's Offices, Victoria Buildings, on Wednesday, the 1st February, 1899, at Noon, for the purpose of receiving the Report of the Directors, toge ther with Statement of Accounts for the Year ending 31st December, 1899.

The Register of Shares of the Company will be closed from Wednesday, the 25th January, to Wednesday, the 1st February, (both days inclusive) during which period no transfer of Shares can be registered.

By Order of the Board of Directors, A. SHELTON HOOPER, Secretary to the Hongkong Land Investment and Age icy Co., Ltd., Agents for the Kowloon Land

and Building Company,

Limited.

Hongkong, 17th January, 1889.

In the Matter of ORDINANCE No. 2

of 1892

and

In the Matter of the Petition of FREDERICK EDWARDS, of 62 Bishopsgate Street, within in the City of London. Engineer, for Letters Patent for the exclu- sive use within the Colony of Hongkong of an Invention for Improvements in Steam En- gine Air Pumps" for which Her Majesty's Letters Patent were on the 13th day of March, 1894, granted to the said FREDERICK EDWARDS.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Petition, Specification, and Declaration required by the above-cited Ordinance have been duly filed in the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hongkong, and that it is the intention of the said FREDERICK EDWARDS by MATTHEW Agent and Attorney, to apply at the Sitting of JOHN DENMAN STEPHENS, his duly authorized

the Executive Council hereinafter mentioned, for Letters Patent for the exclusive use within the said Colony of Hongkong of the above named Invention. And Notice is hereby also

given that a Sitting of the Executive Council

before whom the matter of the said Petition will come for decision, will be held in the Council Chamber at the Government Offices, Victoria, Hongkong, on Wednesday, the 8th day of February, 1899, at 11 a.m,

Dated the 21st day of January, 1899.

WE

MATTHEW J. D. STEPHENS, 18, Bank Buildings, Hongkong, The Agent and Solicitor for the said FREDERICK Edwards.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 1.

WEDNESDAY, 25TH JANUARY, 1899.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir HENRY ARTHUR BLAKE, G.C.M.G.).

His Excellency Major-General WILLIAM JULIUS GASCOIGNE, C.M.G., General Officer Commanding.

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (THOMAS SERCOMBE SMITH).

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the Harbour Master, (ROBERT MURRAY RUMSEY, R.N.).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.).

the Acting Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON). the Director of Public Works, (ROBERT DALY ORMSBY).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, C.M.G.

HO KAI, M.B., C.M.

EMANUEL RAPHAEL BELILIOS, C.M.G.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable THOMAS HENDERSON WHITEHEAD.

The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 30th December, 1898, were read and confirmned. PAPERS.-The Acting Colonial Secretary, by command of His Excellency the Governor, laid on the table the following papers :---

1. Coroner's Returns for 1898.

2. Report on the Widows' and Orphans' Pension Fund for the Year 1898.

    FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Acting Colonial Secretary, by command of His Excellency the Governor, laid on the table the following Financial Minutes, (Nos. 1 to 4), ani moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee:-

C.O.D..

307 of 1898.

HENRY A. BLAKE.

 The Governor recommends the Council to vote a sum of Two thousand Six hundred and Nine Dollars ($2,609, equivalent to £250 @ 1/11), being contribution towards the proposed establishment of a School of Tropical Medicine in London and the institution of a travelling Commission to enquire into Tropical Diseases.

Government House, Hongkong, 12th January, 1899.

100

C.5.0.

59 of 1892.

C.S.O.

2214 of 1897.

C.S.O. 2265 of 1898.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

HENRY A. BLAKE.

The Governor recommends the Council to vote a sum of Five thousand Dollars ($5,000) in aid of the vote "Repairs to Furniture at Government House."

Government House, Hongkong, 12th January, 1899.

HENRY A. BLAKE.

The Governor recomiends the Council to vote a sum of Two thousand Four hundred and Thirty-eight Dollars and Sixty-seven cents ($2,438.67) in aid of the vote "Road from Victoria Gap to Mount Kellett Road."

Government House, Hongkong, 12th January, 1899.

HENRY A. BLAKE.

The Governor recommends the Council to re-vote the following sums being unexpend- ed balances of the votes. for 1898 under the heading "Extraordinary Public Works"

Water Supply, Kowloon

Extension of Station Street, North, Kowloon City of Victoria and Hill District Waterworks

Forming and kerbing streets to provide for extensions of the City

and Villages

....

Waterworks, Miscellaneous

Gaol Extension

$ 3,251

3,902

2,096

429

3,873

2,507

Total.........$16,058

Government House, Hongkong, 16th January, 1899.

The Acting Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE NATURALIZATION OF MAK NGAN WAN, alias MAK CHIN K'I, alias MAK SUI NIN, alias MAK YAT Wo, alias MAR SUN.--The Acting Attorney General moved the first reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE 5 OF 1866 AND THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANK ORDINANCE AMENDMENT ORDINANCE, 1882.-The Acting Attorney General moved the first reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE 8 OF 1870, (PUBLIC BUILDINGS).-The Acting Attorney General moved the first reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE RESERVATION OF CERTAIN LAND AT BRITISH KOWLOON KNOWN AS SUNG WONG T'OI OR SUNG WONG T'ONG.-The Acting Attorney General moved the first reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE DOGS ORDINANCE, 1893.-The Acting Attorney General moved the first reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE REGULATION OF VEHICLES.-The Acting Attorney General moved the first reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded. Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

101.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO SOLICITORS OF THE SUPREME COURT.-The Acting Attorney General moved the first reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned till Wednesday, the 1st February, 1899, at 3

Read and confirmed this 1st day of February, 1899.

J. G. T. BUCKle,

Clerk of Councils.

HENRY A. BLAKE,

Governor.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 52.

The following Minutes are published.

By Command,

p.m.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1899.

No. 2.

     Minutes of the proceedings of the SANITARY BOARD, at a meeting held on Thursday, the 19th day of January, 1899.

PRESENT:

The Principal Civil Medical Officer, (Dr. JOHN MITFORD ATKINSON), President.

The Captain Superintendent of Police, (The Honourable FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Vice-President.

The Director of Public Works, (The Honourable ROBERT DALY ORMSBY).

The Acting Registrar General, (JAMES DYER BALL, Esquire).

The Medical Officer of Health, (Dr. FRANCIS WILLIAM CLARK).

Edward OSBORNE, Esquire.

A

      Minutes. The minutes of a meeting held on the 5th day of January, 1899, and of a confidential meeting held on the same date, were confirmed.

66

      Refuse Destructors.-A letter was read from Mr. N. J. EDE, a late member of the Board, forwarding a copy of Maxwell's new work on The removal and disposal of Town Refuse for addition to the Board's Library.

The President moved--

    That the thanks of the Board be conveyed to Mr. N. J. Ede for his kin lness in presenting this work. The Acting Registrar General seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Bubonic Plague at Calcutta.-A telegram from the Home Secretary to the Government of India reporting the occurrence of six suspected cases of Bubonic Plague between the 1st and the 16th of January, 1899, was read and laid ou

the table.

Report of Colonial Veterinary Surgeon.-The Report of the Colonial Veterinary Surgeon for the year 1898 was submitted.

The Captain Superintendent of Police addressed the Board on the subject of the propose l new Market at Taipingshan. Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE addressed the Board and moved-

That the consideration of the Report of the Colonial Veterinary Surgeon be adjourned until the next regular

meeting of the Board.

The Captain Superintendent of Police seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

     Proposed Washing Tanks at Tai Hang Village.-A plan and report concerning the proposed Washing Tanks at Tai Ilang Village was laid on the table.

Foot and Mouth Disease.-A letter from the Colonial Veterinary Surgeon, reporting that the East Point Dairy Farm Company's premises were now free from infection, was laid on the table.

      Applications for Water Closets. -An application for permission to retain water closets at the Ice Factory, East Point, was considered.

The Captain Superintendent of Police addressed the Board and moved-

That the application be refused.

The Medical Officer of Health seconded.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE addressed the Board.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

101.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO SOLICITORS OF THE SUPREME COURT.-The Acting Attorney General moved the first reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned till Wednesday, the 1st February, 1899, at 3

Read and confirmed this 1st day of February, 1899.

J. G. T. BUCKle,

Clerk of Councils.

HENRY A. BLAKE,

Governor.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 52.

The following Minutes are published.

By Command,

p.m.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1899.

No. 2.

     Minutes of the proceedings of the SANITARY BOARD, at a meeting held on Thursday, the 19th day of January, 1899.

PRESENT:

The Principal Civil Medical Officer, (Dr. JOHN MITFORD ATKINSON), President.

The Captain Superintendent of Police, (The Honourable FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Vice-President.

The Director of Public Works, (The Honourable ROBERT DALY ORMSBY).

The Acting Registrar General, (JAMES DYER BALL, Esquire).

The Medical Officer of Health, (Dr. FRANCIS WILLIAM CLARK).

Edward OSBORNE, Esquire.

A

      Minutes. The minutes of a meeting held on the 5th day of January, 1899, and of a confidential meeting held on the same date, were confirmed.

66

      Refuse Destructors.-A letter was read from Mr. N. J. EDE, a late member of the Board, forwarding a copy of Maxwell's new work on The removal and disposal of Town Refuse for addition to the Board's Library.

The President moved--

    That the thanks of the Board be conveyed to Mr. N. J. Ede for his kin lness in presenting this work. The Acting Registrar General seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Bubonic Plague at Calcutta.-A telegram from the Home Secretary to the Government of India reporting the occurrence of six suspected cases of Bubonic Plague between the 1st and the 16th of January, 1899, was read and laid ou

the table.

Report of Colonial Veterinary Surgeon.-The Report of the Colonial Veterinary Surgeon for the year 1898 was submitted.

The Captain Superintendent of Police addressed the Board on the subject of the propose l new Market at Taipingshan. Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE addressed the Board and moved-

That the consideration of the Report of the Colonial Veterinary Surgeon be adjourned until the next regular

meeting of the Board.

The Captain Superintendent of Police seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

     Proposed Washing Tanks at Tai Hang Village.-A plan and report concerning the proposed Washing Tanks at Tai Ilang Village was laid on the table.

Foot and Mouth Disease.-A letter from the Colonial Veterinary Surgeon, reporting that the East Point Dairy Farm Company's premises were now free from infection, was laid on the table.

      Applications for Water Closets. -An application for permission to retain water closets at the Ice Factory, East Point, was considered.

The Captain Superintendent of Police addressed the Board and moved-

That the application be refused.

The Medical Officer of Health seconded.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE addressed the Board.

102

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

The Director of Public Works addressed the Board.

The Acting Registrar General addressed the Board. The Board divided.

Ayes.

The President.

Noes.

The Captain Superintendent of Police. The Acting Registrar General.

The Director of Public Works. Mr. EDWARd Osborne.

Motion carried.

The Medical Officer of Health.

     An application for permission to erect water closets and trough closets at the new Cotton Mill, East Point, was con- sidered.

The Captain Superintendent of Police moved-

That the application be refused.

The Acting Registrar General seconded.

The Director of Public Works moved as an amendment--

That the architects be asked where they propose to obtain the water supply for these closets.

The President seconded.

The Board divided on the amendment.

Ayes.

The President.

The Director of Public Works. Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

Amendment not carried.

The Board divided on the motion.

Motion carried.

Ayes.

The Captain Superintendent of Police. The Acting Registrar General.

The Medical Officer of Health.

Noes.

The Captain Superintendent of Police. The Acting Registrar General.

The Medical Officer of Health.

Noes.

The Director of Public Works. Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

Application to erect bridges across a backyard of a greater width than 3' 6".-An application to erect bridges in five new houses in Matheson Street, of a greater width than 3′ 6′′ was considered.

It was agreed that the required permission be granted by the Board.

Return of Food and Drugs analysed.-A return of the articles analysed during the fourth quarter of 1898 under the Food and Drugs Ordinance was laid on the table.

Bubonic Plague.-Bubonic Plague returns from Bombay for November 22nd to December 19th, 1898, were laid on the table.

Mortality Returns.-The mortality return for Macao for the week ending December 24th was laid on the table. The mortality returns for the Colony of Hongkong for the weeks ending December 31st, 1898, and January 7th, 1899, were laid on the table.

Licences to keep Cattle, Swine and Goats.-A number of applications for licences to keep Cattle, Swine and Goats were considered.

The President moved-

That the licences be granted.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE seconded. Question-put and agreed to.

The President moved-

That strangers be requested to withdraw.

The Medical Officer of Health seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

A confidential meeting of the Board was then held.

Adjournment.-The Board then adjourned until Thursday, the 2nd day of February, 1899.

Confirmed this 2nd day of February, 1899.

FRANCIS W. CLARK,

Acting Secretary.

J. M. ATKINSON, President.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 53.

   The following Bill, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held this day, is published.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 1st February, 1899.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils,

102

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

The Director of Public Works addressed the Board.

The Acting Registrar General addressed the Board. The Board divided.

Ayes.

The President.

Noes.

The Captain Superintendent of Police. The Acting Registrar General.

The Director of Public Works. Mr. EDWARd Osborne.

Motion carried.

The Medical Officer of Health.

     An application for permission to erect water closets and trough closets at the new Cotton Mill, East Point, was con- sidered.

The Captain Superintendent of Police moved-

That the application be refused.

The Acting Registrar General seconded.

The Director of Public Works moved as an amendment--

That the architects be asked where they propose to obtain the water supply for these closets.

The President seconded.

The Board divided on the amendment.

Ayes.

The President.

The Director of Public Works. Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

Amendment not carried.

The Board divided on the motion.

Motion carried.

Ayes.

The Captain Superintendent of Police. The Acting Registrar General.

The Medical Officer of Health.

Noes.

The Captain Superintendent of Police. The Acting Registrar General.

The Medical Officer of Health.

Noes.

The Director of Public Works. Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

Application to erect bridges across a backyard of a greater width than 3' 6".-An application to erect bridges in five new houses in Matheson Street, of a greater width than 3′ 6′′ was considered.

It was agreed that the required permission be granted by the Board.

Return of Food and Drugs analysed.-A return of the articles analysed during the fourth quarter of 1898 under the Food and Drugs Ordinance was laid on the table.

Bubonic Plague.-Bubonic Plague returns from Bombay for November 22nd to December 19th, 1898, were laid on the table.

Mortality Returns.-The mortality return for Macao for the week ending December 24th was laid on the table. The mortality returns for the Colony of Hongkong for the weeks ending December 31st, 1898, and January 7th, 1899, were laid on the table.

Licences to keep Cattle, Swine and Goats.-A number of applications for licences to keep Cattle, Swine and Goats were considered.

The President moved-

That the licences be granted.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE seconded. Question-put and agreed to.

The President moved-

That strangers be requested to withdraw.

The Medical Officer of Health seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

A confidential meeting of the Board was then held.

Adjournment.-The Board then adjourned until Thursday, the 2nd day of February, 1899.

Confirmed this 2nd day of February, 1899.

FRANCIS W. CLARK,

Acting Secretary.

J. M. ATKINSON, President.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 53.

   The following Bill, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held this day, is published.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 1st February, 1899.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance to amend and consolidate the

law relating to Prisons.

Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as The Prisons Ordinance, Short title. 1899.

2. The Governor of Hongkong (who is hereafter in this Governor Ordinance referred to as the Governor) may from time to may make time make, and when made alter, or revoke, orders for any of the following purposes, viz. :-

orders in

certain matters.

(a.) To set apart any available sites and buildings [Ord. 18 of

for the purpose of a prison.

(b.) To discontinue the use of any prison and appro- priate the site and buildings thereof to any other lawful purpose.

(c.) To remove prisoners from one prison to another. (d.) To appoint fit persons to be respectively superin- tendents of prisons, assistant superintendents, chap- lains, surgeons, chief warders and such subordinate officers for the service of prisons as the Governor may think necessary, and to remove such persons from their offices, and to regulate the salaries to be paid to such persons.

1885, s. 1, 5 amended by Ord. 4 of 1898.]

3. The site and buildings and prison known as Victoria Victoria Gaol Gaol at the time of the coming into operation of this deemed a Ordinance shall be deemed to be a prison duly set apart [Ord. 18 of under section 2 of this Ordinance.

prison.

1885, s. 2.]

4. The Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, Present chief warder and officers of Victoria Gaol at the time of the officers to commencement of this Ordinance shall be deemed to be duly be deemed appointed under section 2 of this Ordinance. But such appointed officers shall hold their offices by the same tenure, and upon Ordinance. like terms and conditions, as if the Ordinance had not passed. (Ibid, s. 3.)

5. Prisoners shall be under the control of superintend- Superintend- ents, assistant superintendents of prisons and chief warders ents. assisted by the prison officers appointed thereto under the (Ibid, s. 4.) provisions of this Ordinance.

6. A prisoner shall be deemed to be in legal custody when- Custody of ever he is being taken to or from, or whenever he is con- prisoners. fined in, any prison in which he may be lawfully confined, (Ibid, s. 5.) or whenever he is working outside or is otherwise beyond the walls of any such prison in the custody or under the control of a prison officer belonging to such prison, and any constable or other officer acting under the order of any Judge or Justice of the Peace, or officer having power to commit a prisoner to prison, may convey a prisoner to or from any prison to or from which he may be legally committed or removed.

7. The requisitions of this Ordinance with respect to the separation of prisoners are as follows:-

(1.) In every prison separate cells shall as far as possible be provided equal in number to the average of the greatest number of prisoners who have been confined in such prison at any time during each of the preceding five years.

(2.) In every prison punishment cells shall be pro- vided or appropriated for the confinement of pri- soners for prison offences.

(3.) In a prison, containing female prisoners as well as males, the women shall be imprisoned in separate buildings or separate parts of the same buildings, in such manner as to prevent their seeing, convers- ing, or holding any intercourse with the men. (4.) In a prison where debtors are confined, means shall be provided for separating them altogether from the criminal prisoners.

(5.) In a prison where criminal prisoners are confined, such prisoners shall, as far as possible, be prevented from holding any communication with each other, either by every prisoner being kept in a separate celi by day and by night, except when he is at chapel or taking exercise, or by every prisoner being

Separation of prisoners. (Ibid, s. 6.)

103

104

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

Cells to be approved

by the Gov-

ernor.

confined by night to his cell, and being subjected to such superintendence during the day as will, consistently with the provisions of this Ordinance, prevent his communicating with any other prisoner. (6.) In a prison where prisoners under the age of six- teen years are confined, they shall be kept separate from prisoners of or above that age.

8. No cell shall be used for the separate confinement of a prisoner unless it has been approved in writing by the Governer for the purpose, and the Governor shall not give (Ibid, s. 7.) his approval in respect of any cell unless he is satisfied that it is of such a size, and is lighted, ventilated, and fitted up in such a manner as may be requisite for health, and furnished with the means of enabling the pri- soner to communicate at any time with an officer of the prison; but a distinction may be made in the respect of the use of cells for the separate confinement of prisoners during long and short periods of imprisonment, and in respect of the use of cells in which the prisoner is intend- ed to be employed during the whole day, or for a long or short part thereof; and the Governor's approval may be varied accordingly, so as to express the period of impri- sonment for which each cell may be considered fit, and the number of hours in the day during which the prisoners may be employed therein.

Hard labour. (Ibid, s. 8 altered.)

Misdemean-

ants of the

1st and 2nd divisions. (Ibid, 8. 9.)

Escaping or attempting, or aiding, in

escape. (Ibid, s. 10 enlarged.)

Introduction

No punishment cell shall be used unless it has been approved in writing by the Governor, and the Governor shall not give his approval in respect of any such cell un- less he is satisfied that it is furnished with the means of enabling the prisoner to communicate at any time with an officer of the prison, and that it can be used as a punish- ment cell without detriment to the prisoner's health, and the time for which it may be so used shall be stated in the approval.

Every approved cell shall be distinguished by a number or mark placed in a conspicuous position, and shall be referred to by its number or mark in the Governor's ap- proval, and the number or mark of any approved cell shall not be changed without the Governor's approval.

Any approval given by the Governor in respect of a cell may be withdrawn on such alteration taking place in such cell as to render the approval, in his opinion, inap- plicable thereto, and upon an approval in respect of a cell being withdrawn, that cell shall cease to be an approved cell for the purposes of this Ordinance.

9. Hard labour for the purposes of sentences of impri- sonment with hard labour shall be of such classes, character and description as may be appointed by rules and regu- lations made by the Governor-in-Council under this Ordinance or under any Ordinances amending the same. Prisoners undergoing hard labour may, in the discretion of the Superintendent of the Victoria Gaol, be employed under the control of officers belonging to the prison, on such public works outside the walls of the prison as the Governor may

from time to time approve of.

10. In every prison, prisoners convicted of misdemeanour, and not sentenced to hard labour, shall be divided into at. least two divisions, one of which shall be called the first divi- sion; and whenever any person convicted of misdemeanour is sentenced to imprisonment without hard labour, the Court or Judge before whom such person has been tried may order, if such Court or Judge thinks fit, that such person shall be treated as a misdemeanant of the first division, and a misdemeanant of the first division shall not be deem- ed to be a criminal prisoner within the meaning of this Ordinance. Every person imprisoned under any rule, order, or attachment for contempt of Court shall be treated as a misdemeanant of the first division.

11. Every person who escapes or attempts to escape from any prison, or who aids any prisoner in escaping or attempting to escape from any prison, or who, with intent to facilitate the

of escape any prisoner, conveys or causes to be conveyed into any prison any mask, dress, or other disguise, or any letter, or any other article or thing, shall be guilty of felony, and on conviction be sentenced to im- prisonment with hard labour for a term not exceeding two years.

12. Every person who, contrary to any prison rule or of prohibited regulation brings or attempts by any means whatever to articles into introduce into any prison any spirituous or fermented liquor or tobacco or opium, and every officer of a prison who suffers any spirituous or fermented liquor or tobacco or opium to be sold or used therein, contrary to the prison

prison. (Ibid, s. 11 modified.)

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regulations, shall be sentenced on conviction to imprison- ment for a term not exceeding six months with or without hard labour, or to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars, or to both in the discretion of the Court, and any officer of a prison convicted under this section shall, in addition to any other punishment, forfeit his office and all arrears of salary due to him.

out of a

13. Every person who, contrary to the regulations of a Conveying prison, conveys or attempts to convey any letter or other documents document, or any article whatever not allowed by such or articles regulations, into or out of any prison, shall on conviction prison. incur a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars, and, if (Ibid, s. 12.) an officer of the prison, shall forfeit his office and all arrears of salary due to him, but this section shall not apply in cases where the offender is liable to a more severe punish- ment under any other provision of this Ordinance.

14. The Superintendent shall cause to be affixed in a Superintend- conspicuous place outside the prison a notice in English and ent to notify in Chinese setting forth the penalties that will be incurred penalties for by persons committing any offence in contravention of the the three three preceding sections.

a

15. It shall be the duty of the Coroner to hold an in- quest on the body of every prisoner who may die within prison, and in no case shall any officer of the prison, or any prisoner confined in the prison, or any person engaged in any sort of trade or dealing with the prison, be a juror on such inquest.

breaches of

preceding sections. (Ibid, s. 13.) Inquest to be held on a

death in pri- son. Certain persons dis-

qualified from serving as a Juror at such inquests. (Ibid, s. 14.)

done under

16. If any suit or action is prosecuted against any person Protection for any thing done in pursuance of this Ordinance, such of persons person may plead that the same was done by authority of against acts this Ordinance; and if a verdict passes for the defendant, this Ordi- or the plaintiff becomes non-suited, or discontinues his action nance. after issue joined, or if, upon demurrer or otherwise, judg- (Ibid, s. 15.) ment be given against the plaintiff, the defendant shall recover costs as between solicitor and client and have the like remedy for the same as any defendant has by law in other cases; and though a verdict be given for the plaintiff in any such action, such plaintiff shall not have costs against the defendant, unless the Judge before whom the trial take place certifies his approbation of the action and the verdict obtained thereupon.

17. Offences under this Ordinance, with the exception Offences of felonies, and of offences for the mode of trial of which except express provision is made by this Ordinance, shall be pro- secuted summarily before a Police Magistrate.

felonies to

be prosecuted

summarily before a Magistrate. (Ibid, s. 16.) Misconduct of subordin- ate officers. [Compare Ord. 13 of 1889 and

section 2 of Ord. 15 of

18. Every warder or other subordinate prison officer, who, after having duly engaged and bound himself to serve as such warder or officer, absents himself from his duties, or who, upon being dismissed or permitted to resign from or ceasing to belong to the service of the accoutrements, prison, does not deliver up all arms, appointments, and things entrusted to him for the per- 1896.] formance of his duty as such warder or officer shall be liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for any term not exceeding three months, and every such offender shall forfeit all pay during such imprisonment.

Council may (Ibid, s. 17 altered.)

make rules.

19. The Governor-in-Council shall have power to make Governor-in- rules for the regulation and government of prisons, and for the duties and conduct of the officers and other persons employed in prisons, and for the punishment by fine, degradation to a lower rank or pay, discharge, or dismissal of such officers or other persons and for the duties of the Visiting Justices, and for the conditions under which visitors may be allowed in prisons, and for the classification, diet, clothing, maintenance, employment, discipline, instruction, and correction of prisoners, and the remission of a portion of their sentences, and the granting of gratuites to them, and for all other matters relating to prisons, and may from time to time repeal, alter, or add to such rules: Provided that such rules shall not be inconsistent with anything contained in this Ordinance. The Governor-in-Council shall also have power by such rules to impose any punish- ment or penalty whatever which he may think fit for the breach of any such rules. All such rules shall be published

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Governor to appoint Visiting Justices. (Ibid, s. 18.)

Release of prisoner on payment of portion of fine.

[Compare 61 and 62 Vic. c. 41, 8. 9.]

s.

Repeals. Saving

clause.

in the Government Gazette, and shall from the date of such publication be binding on all persons in the same manner as if they had been contained in this Ordinance. But every such rule or repeal or alteration of a rule may be disallowed by Her Majesty, and shall thereupon cease to have effect from the date of the publication of such disallowance in the Government Gazette. Until rules shall have been made under this section the rules and regulations for the govern- ment of Victoria Gaol in force at the commencement of this Ordinance shall remain in force so far as they are not inconsistent with anything contained in' this Ordinance.

20. The Governor shall from time to time appoint, with their consent, Justices of the Peace to be Visiting Justices for periods to be specified in such appointments.

Visiting Justices shall, during the period for which they are appointed, from time to time at frequent intervals visit all prisons, and hear any complaints which may be made to them by the prisoners, and shall report on any abuses within the prisons, or any repairs that may be required, and shall further take cognisance of any matters of pressing necessity and within the powers of their Commission as Justices, and do such acts and perform such duties in rela- tion to prisons as they may be required to do or perform by the Governor, but subject to the regulations with respect to the duties of Visiting Justices to be made by the Governor in Executive Council under this Ordinance.

21. Where a person is committed to prison for non- payment of a sum adjudged to be paid by the conviction. of any court of summary jurisdiction, then, on payment to the Superintendent of the Victoria Gaol or to such per- son as he may authorize, or to the First Clerk at the Magistracy, of any sum in part satisfaction of the sum so adjudged to be paid, and of any charges for which the pri soner is liable, the term of imprisonment shall be reduced by a number of days bearing as nearly as possible the same proportion to the total number of days for which the prisoner is sentenced as the sum so paid bears to the sum for which he is so liable:

Provided nevertheless that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any sum of money which is ordered to be awarded to any person aggrieved by way of compensa- tion or amends for any injury, damage, or loss to his per- son or property.

22. Ordinances 18 of 1885, 13 of 1889, 15 of 1896 and 4 of 1898 are hereby repealed, but such repeal shall not in any way affect any act, matter, or thing duly done under such repealed Ordinances or any of them.

Objects and Reasons.

The object of this Ordinance is to consolidate and amend the Prison Ordinances, 1885 to 1898, which are four in number.

The following are the amendments in the old law which have been introduced by the present Ordinance :-

(1.) Section 8 of the present Ordinance differs from sec- tion 7 of the Prisons Ordinance of 1885 in the omission of the word "warmed" which used to come between the word "lighted" and the word "ventilated."

The reason for the omission of the word "warmed" is that cells here are not as a matter of fact warmed at all.

(2.) Section 9 of the present Ordinance differs from section 8 of the Prisons Ordinance of 1885 in the follow- ing main respects :-

(i) By abolishing the rigid classification of hard labour into two classes which was laid down by the old Ordinance and which was found unworkable in practice and in leaving such classification to be prescribed by the Prison Rules and Regulations. (ii) The language of the old section as to the employ- ment of prisoners outside of the walls has been modified in accordance with the recommendation of the Captain Superintendent of Police.

(3.) Section 11 of the present Ordinance differs from section 10 of the Prisons Ordinance of 1885, in that the words "who escapes or attempts to escape from any prison or are now added.

19

The object of this amendment is to prevent difficulties from arising in the prosecution of prisoners who are caught while attempting to escape and who have not committed anything which could be described as a "breach" of prison.

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(4.) Section 12 of this Bill differs from section 11 of the old Ordinance in giving power to impose imprisonment either with or without hard labour, and in altering the penalty of £20 sterling into a penalty of $200. There are also one or two slight verbal alterations.

(5.) By section 13 the former penalty of £10 has been converted into $100.

(6.) In adapting section 18 from the provisions of Ordinance 13 of 1889 as affected by section 2 of Ordinance 15 of 1896 it has been thought expedient to leave out the following words which were contained in Ordinance 13 of 1889, namely, "who is guilty of any neglect or violation of duty in his office, or of any disobedience to any rules made. under the provisions of section 17 of Ordinance 18 of 1885."

The reason for leaving out these words is that special provisions for dealing with the offences contained in the omitted words are contained in the new draft Prison Rules.

(7.) Section 19 of the Bill consists of an adaptation of section 17 of the Prisons Ordinance of 1885 with certain additions which are intended to remove doubts as to whether the rules, which it is proposed to bring into force directly this Ordinance is passed, will be ultra vires or not. The second sentence of this section is new and is intended to confer full power upon the Governor-in-Council to impose by the rules any punishment which he may think fit for a breach of any of the rules.

(8.) The provision contained in section 21 of the Bill is new so far as this Colony is concerned, but is adapted from the provisions of section 9 of a Statute which was passed in the last session of the Imperial Parliament (61 and 62 Vic. c. 41). The proviso, however, at the end of the section is original and does not correspond with anything contained in the Home Act. Such a proviso, however, appears to be just, and its insertion was recommended by the Acting "Police Magistrate.

HENRY E. Pollock,

Acting Attorney General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 54.

     With reference to Government Notification No. 598 of the 30th December, 1898, it is hereby notified that Cape Colony was erroneously included in the Table thereto annexed, and that the Table has been amended accordingly.

By Command,;

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 55.

There is a vacancy in the Sanitary Department for an Interpreter to an Inspector of Nuisances.

Duties.....

...

.....Interpretation.

Qualifications,... Ability to interpret readily English into Chinese and Chinese into English. Salary, .$240 per annum, rising by annual increments of $12 to $360 per annum. Applications with the usual certificates to be sent to the Colonial Secretary not later than Noon of Monday, the 13th February, 1899.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 56.

     Friday, the 10th instant, being the Chinese New Year's Day, and being a bank holiday under the provisions of The Holidays Ordinance, 1875, will be observed as a holiday throughout the Government Departments.

His Excellency the Governor has also been pleased to appoint Saturday, the 11th instant, to be observed as a Public Holiday under section 6 of the above mentioned Ordinance.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899. 107

(4.) Section 12 of this Bill differs from section 11 of the old Ordinance in giving power to impose imprisonment either with or without hard labour, and in altering the penalty of £20 sterling into a penalty of $200. There are also one or two slight verbal alterations.

(5.) By section 13 the former penalty of £10 has been converted into $100.

(6.) In adapting section 18 from the provisions of Ordinance 13 of 1889 as affected by section 2 of Ordinance 15 of 1896 it has been thought expedient to leave out the following words which were contained in Ordinance 13 of 1889, namely, "who is guilty of any neglect or violation of duty in his office, or of any disobedience to any rules made. under the provisions of section 17 of Ordinance 18 of 1885."

The reason for leaving out these words is that special provisions for dealing with the offences contained in the omitted words are contained in the new draft Prison Rules.

(7.) Section 19 of the Bill consists of an adaptation of section 17 of the Prisons Ordinance of 1885 with certain additions which are intended to remove doubts as to whether the rules, which it is proposed to bring into force directly this Ordinance is passed, will be ultra vires or not. The second sentence of this section is new and is intended to confer full power upon the Governor-in-Council to impose by the rules any punishment which he may think fit for a breach of any of the rules.

(8.) The provision contained in section 21 of the Bill is new so far as this Colony is concerned, but is adapted from the provisions of section 9 of a Statute which was passed in the last session of the Imperial Parliament (61 and 62 Vic. c. 41). The proviso, however, at the end of the section is original and does not correspond with anything contained in the Home Act. Such a proviso, however, appears to be just, and its insertion was recommended by the Acting "Police Magistrate.

HENRY E. Pollock,

Acting Attorney General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 54.

     With reference to Government Notification No. 598 of the 30th December, 1898, it is hereby notified that Cape Colony was erroneously included in the Table thereto annexed, and that the Table has been amended accordingly.

By Command,;

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 55.

There is a vacancy in the Sanitary Department for an Interpreter to an Inspector of Nuisances.

Duties.....

...

.....Interpretation.

Qualifications,... Ability to interpret readily English into Chinese and Chinese into English. Salary, .$240 per annum, rising by annual increments of $12 to $360 per annum. Applications with the usual certificates to be sent to the Colonial Secretary not later than Noon of Monday, the 13th February, 1899.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 56.

     Friday, the 10th instant, being the Chinese New Year's Day, and being a bank holiday under the provisions of The Holidays Ordinance, 1875, will be observed as a holiday throughout the Government Departments.

His Excellency the Governor has also been pleased to appoint Saturday, the 11th instant, to be observed as a Public Holiday under section 6 of the above mentioned Ordinance.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 57.

:

    With reference to Government Notification No. 534 of the 26th November, 1898, it is hereby notified that ALEXANDER HENRY LEE-NORMAN having left the Colony has resigned his Commission in the Field Battery of the Hongkong Volunteer Corps.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1899,

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 58.

Acting Colonial Secretary.

The following Notice is published.

By Command,

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 3rd February, 1899.

NOTICE.

A Special Sessions of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace will be held in the Justices' Room, at the Magistracy, on Tuesday, the 14th day of February, A.D. 1899, at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of considering applications from--

(1) HENRY JAMES FAUNCH for a Publican's licence to sell and retail intoxicating liquors on the premises situate at houses Nos. 38 and 39, Praya East, under the sign of "The Praya East Hotel."

(2) JAMES DODD for the transfer of his Publican's licence to sell and retail intoxicating liquors on the premises situate at houses Nos. 90 and 92, Queen's Road West, under the sign of "The Western Hotel" to HINRIOH VARRELMANN.

(3) GEORGE LEITCH for the transfer of his Publican's licence to sell and retail intoxicating liquors on the premises situate at houses Nos. 148 and 150, Queen's Road Central, under the sign of "The Stag Hotel" to FRANK LLEWELLYN Hazell.

Magistracy, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1899.

WM. C. H. HASTINGS,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 59.

Acting Police Magistrate.

The following is published.

By Command,

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1899.

POSTAL NOTES.

1. Postal Notes of the values named below, payable within three months at any Post Office in the United Kingdom, or at Constantinople, can be obtained at Hongkong or at any British Post Office in China at the following prices, which include Commission:-

1/-

1/6

5/-

10/- 20/-.

52 cents. 78

$ 2.60 .$ 5.20 .$10.40

may

2. The purchaser of any Postal Note must fill in the Payee's name before parting with it. He also fill in the name of the Office where payment is to be made. If this is not done the note is payable (within three months) anywhere in the United Kingdom, or at Constantinople. Any Postal Note inay be crossed to a Bank.

3. Postal Notes should always be forwarded in Registered Covers. If this precaution is not taken NO ENQUIRIES WHATEVER will be made as to the loss or alleged loss of any Note.

   4. Postal Notes issued in the United Kingdom are NOT payable in Hongkong or China. GENERAL POST OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 1st February, 1899.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 60.

109

The following Notice is published.

By Command,

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1899.

POLICE NOTIFICATION.

    Notice is hereby given that in view of the approaching Chinese New Year, the Captain Superin- tendent of Police has been authorised to give permission, under Ordinance 13 of 1888, for Crackers to be fired as follows:--

Within that portion of the City of Victoria bounded by the following limits :-

1. Centre Street from the Sea to Bonham Road.

2. Bonham Road from Centre Street to No. 8 Police Station.

3. A line running from No. 8 Police Station down Rutter Street, Po Yan Street, New Street,

and crossing Queen's Road through Wo Fung Street to the Sea.

4. The Praya from Wo Fung Street to Centre Street.

On Thursday, the 9th February, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday, the 10th February,

from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Thursday, the 16th February, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Within that portion of the City of Victoria not comprised in the above limits.

From 4 p.m. on Thursday, the 9th February, till 4 p.m. on Saturday, the 11th February,

and on Thursday, the 16th February, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

    Cracker firing is to be strictly confined to the times named above, both within and without the prescribed area; and both sides of all Streets, or parts of Streets named as the boundaries above are to be considered as within the prescribed area.

    No burning Cracker or other fire is to be thrown above the head or near any person or inflammable material, and all reasonable precaution must be taken against accident, as every one is liable for damage arising from his carelessness.

    The Police will have strict orders to summon or arrest persons firing Crackers in contravention of the foregoing restrictions.

The Firing of Bombs is Strictly Prohibited.

By Command,

F. H. MAY,

Captain Superintendent of Police...

Central Police Barracks, Hongkong, 31st January, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.- No. 61.

The following Returns of the Average amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation and of Specie in Reserve in Hongkong, during the Month ended 31st January, 1899, as certified by the Managers of the respective Banks, are published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1899.

T. SERCOMBR SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

$

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

2,861,846

1,629,500

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,.

National Bank of China, Limited,..

7,380,837

4,500,000

446,085

150,000

TOTAL,....

10,688,768

6,279,500

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 62.

The following Notice is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1899.

NOTICE.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

   The following alterations in the numbering of Houses in Victoria and Hung Hom have been made by the Assessor, under the provisions of Ordinance No. 15 of 1888, Section 40.

A. M. THOMSON, Acting Treasurer.

Hongkong, 30th January, 1899.

Copies of the following List can be obtained upon application at the Treasury.

Former No.

New No.

Former No.

New No.

Former No.

New No.

Victoria.

Praya West.

Victoria.

Hung Hom.

Ship Street.

Market Street.

116A

{{

116A

21

116B

23

49

51

New House.

157

159

**

161

"}

14

Praya East.

{{

Ship Street.

New Street off Wing Fung Street behind Queen's Road East.

163

"}

165

??

13B

167

"}

14

New House.

1

169

9.9

14A

14B

19

>"

3

19

145050

19

3

8

19

9

∞x - - CAWN

2

171

""

173

""

4

175

17

5

6

104

""

7

106

108;

""

110

17

7

112

9

New Street off Wing Fung Street

114

??

11

below Electric Light Station.

116

""

13

118

"?

1A

15

New House.

1

120

17

3

122

"?

""

19

5

""

21

7

""

23

9

Bulkeley Street.

25

11

"1

27

13

""

1

29

15

New House.

88

""

3

31

17

89

""

5

33

2

90

""

7

35

4

91

""

""

9

37

6

92

:)

""

11

39

8

93

""

19

13

41

10

94

11

"

15

43

12

95

""

17

45

14

96

19

47

16

97

19

ARTHUR CHAPMAN,

Assessor.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 63.

111

The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the spot, on Monday, the 20th day of February, 1899, at 3 p.in., are published for general information. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Particulars and Conditions of the letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Monday, the 20th day of February, 1899, at 3 p.m., by Order of His Excellency the Governor, of One Lot of Crown Land, in the Colony of Hongkong, for a term of 75 Years.

No.

of

Registry No.

Sale.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOT.

Boundary Measurements. Contents

LOCALITY.

in

Annual Upset

Rent.

Price.

N.

S.

E.

w.

Square ft.

feet. feet. feet. feet.

$

$

221' 130' 130' 116' 24,300

140

2,916

CONDITIONS OF SALE.

1

Rural Building Lot No. 93.

Barker Road,.......

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

2. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $25.

3. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the Purchaser shall sign the Memorandum of Agreement, hereinafter contained, for completing the purchase according to these Conditions, and shall, within Three Days of the day of sale, pay into the Colonial Treasury the full amount of Premium at which the Lot shall have been purchased.

4. The Purchaser of the Lot shall also pay to the Land Officer, on behalf of Her Majesty the QUEEN, the sum of $15 within three days of the day of sale, for and in consideration of the Boundary Stones, properly cut, fixed, and marked with the Registry Number, which shall be placed by the Director of Public Works, for the Purchaser, at each angle of the Lot.

5. The Purchaser of the Lot shall pay to the Land Officer, on behalf of Her Majesty the QUEEN, a Fee of $15 upon the execution of the Crown Lease thereof.

6. The Purchaser of the Lot shall build and finish, fit for occupation, before the expiration of eighteen calendar months from the day of sale, in a good, substantial and workmanlike manner, one good and permanent messuage or tenement upon some part of his Lot, with walls of stone or brick and lime-mortar and roof of tiles or such other materials as may be approved by the Director of Public Works, and in other respects in accordance with the conditions of the Building Ordinances, No. 25 of 1891, and No. 7 of 1895, and shall expend thereon a sum of not less than $10,000 in rateable improvements.

7. No sewage or refuse water will be allowed to flow from the Lot on to any of the adjoining lands whether belonging to the Crown or to private persons; neither shall any decaying, noisome, noxious, excrementitious, or other refuse matter be deposited on any portion of the Lot, and in carrying out any works of excavation on the Lot no excavated earth shall be deposited on the Lot or on Crown land adjoining in such manner as shall expose the slopes of such excavated earth to be eroded and washed down by the rains, and all such slopes shall be properly turfed and, if necessary, secured in place by means of masonry toe walls. The Purchaser shall see that all refuse matters are properly removed daily from off the premises.

8. The Purchaser of the Lot shall pay into the Treasury a proportionate part of the annual rental specified in the particulars herein before contained on the 24th day of June next, and thereafter shall pay such annual rental by equal half-yearly payments on the 25th day of December and the 24th day of June in each and every year during the term of 75 years hereinbefore mentioned.

9. When the conditions herein contained have been complied with to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works, the Purchaser of the Lot shall be entitled to, and shall execute, on demand, a Lease from the Crown of the Piece of Ground comprised in such Lot for 75 Years, to be computed from the day of sale, at such Annual Rental, payable half-yearly on the 24th day of June and the 25th day of December in every Year, as is specified in the Particulars of such Lot herein before contained ; and such Crown Lease shall be subject to, and contain, all Exceptions, Reservations, Covenants, Clauses, and Conditions inserted in the Crown Leases of Rural Building Lots in the Colony of Hongkong.

     10. Should the Purchaser neglect, or fail to comply with these Conditions, his Premium, or any portion thereof which may be paid, shall be thereupon forfeited to Her Majesty, who shall be at full liberty either to enforce the Sale, or to re-sell the Property at such time and place, and in such

112 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

manner as to Her Majesty shall seem fit, and in case of a re-sale the increase, if any, of the Premium or Purchase Money shall be retained by Her Majesty, and the deficiency, if any, and all Costs and Expenses shall be made good by the defaulter and be recoverable as liquidated damages, or at the option and pleasure of Her Majesty to re-enter and resume the property as if no sale had ever taken place, in which case also the premium paid by the Purchaser shall be thereupon wholly forfeited to Her Majesty. But such re-entry shall not exonerate the present Purchaser upon a subsequent re-sale of the property to make good the deficiency, if any, upon such re-sale and all costs and expenses as ascertained to be recoverable as aforesaid.

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

Director of Public Works.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASER.

Memorandum that

of

the person whose name is hereunder written has been declared the highest bidder for the Lot described in the foregoing Particulars of Sale and hereunder specified opposite to his said name and signature, and does hereby agree to become the Lessee thereof under and subject to the fore- going Conditions of Sale, and on his part to perform and abide by the said Conditions.

Number of Sale Lot.

Registry Number and

Amount of

Description of Lot Purchased.

Annual Rental. Premium at which

Purchased.

1

Rural Building Lot No. 93.

$140

Witness to Signature of Purchaser.

Signature of Purchaser.

Director of Public Works.

Witness to Signature of Director of Public Works.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.---No. 64.

The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the spot, on Tuesday, the 21st day of February, 1899, at 3 p.m., are published for general information.

By Command,

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1899.

Particulars and Conditions of the letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Tuesday, the 21st day of February, 1899, at 3 p.m., by Order of His Excellency the Governor, of Two Lots of Crown Land, at Mong Kok Tsui, Kowloon, in the Colony of Hongkong, for a term of 75 Years.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOTS.

No.

of Sale.

Registry No.

LOCALITY.

Kowloon

1

Inland Lot No. 880.

Mong Kok Tsui,...

2

881.

Do.,

"

N.

S.

Boundary Measurements. Contents

in E. w. Square ft.

Annual Upset

Rent.

Price.

feet. feet. feet. feet.

67'.6" 67'.6" 90' 90'

67'.6" 67.6" 90' 90'

$

$

6,075

92

608

6,075

92

608

CONDITIONS OF SALE.

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

2. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $25.

3. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the Purchaser shall sign the Memorandum of Agreement, hereinafter contained, for completing the purchase according to these Conditions, and shall, within Three Days of the day of sale, pay into the Colonial Treasury the full amount of Premium at which the Lot shall have been purchased.

112 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

manner as to Her Majesty shall seem fit, and in case of a re-sale the increase, if any, of the Premium or Purchase Money shall be retained by Her Majesty, and the deficiency, if any, and all Costs and Expenses shall be made good by the defaulter and be recoverable as liquidated damages, or at the option and pleasure of Her Majesty to re-enter and resume the property as if no sale had ever taken place, in which case also the premium paid by the Purchaser shall be thereupon wholly forfeited to Her Majesty. But such re-entry shall not exonerate the present Purchaser upon a subsequent re-sale of the property to make good the deficiency, if any, upon such re-sale and all costs and expenses as ascertained to be recoverable as aforesaid.

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

Director of Public Works.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASER.

Memorandum that

of

the person whose name is hereunder written has been declared the highest bidder for the Lot described in the foregoing Particulars of Sale and hereunder specified opposite to his said name and signature, and does hereby agree to become the Lessee thereof under and subject to the fore- going Conditions of Sale, and on his part to perform and abide by the said Conditions.

Number of Sale Lot.

Registry Number and

Amount of

Description of Lot Purchased.

Annual Rental. Premium at which

Purchased.

1

Rural Building Lot No. 93.

$140

Witness to Signature of Purchaser.

Signature of Purchaser.

Director of Public Works.

Witness to Signature of Director of Public Works.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.---No. 64.

The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the spot, on Tuesday, the 21st day of February, 1899, at 3 p.m., are published for general information.

By Command,

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1899.

Particulars and Conditions of the letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Tuesday, the 21st day of February, 1899, at 3 p.m., by Order of His Excellency the Governor, of Two Lots of Crown Land, at Mong Kok Tsui, Kowloon, in the Colony of Hongkong, for a term of 75 Years.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOTS.

No.

of Sale.

Registry No.

LOCALITY.

Kowloon

1

Inland Lot No. 880.

Mong Kok Tsui,...

2

881.

Do.,

"

N.

S.

Boundary Measurements. Contents

in E. w. Square ft.

Annual Upset

Rent.

Price.

feet. feet. feet. feet.

67'.6" 67'.6" 90' 90'

67'.6" 67.6" 90' 90'

$

$

6,075

92

608

6,075

92

608

CONDITIONS OF SALE.

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

2. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $25.

3. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the Purchaser shall sign the Memorandum of Agreement, hereinafter contained, for completing the purchase according to these Conditions, and shall, within Three Days of the day of sale, pay into the Colonial Treasury the full amount of Premium at which the Lot shall have been purchased.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899. 113

4. The Purchaser of each Lot shall also pay to the Land Officer, on behalf of Her Majesty the QUEEN, the sum of $15 within three days of the day of sale, for and in consideration of the Boundary Stones, properly cut, fixed, and marked with the Registry Number, which shall be placed by the Director of Public Works, for the Purchaser, at each angle of the Lot.

5. The Purchaser of each Lot shall pay to the Land Officer, on behalf of Her Majesty the QUEEN, a Fee of $15 upon the execution of the Crown Lease thereof.

6. The Purchaser of each Lot shall build and finish, fit for occupation, before the expiration of eighteen calendar months from the day of sale, in a good, substantial and workmanlike manner, one good and permanent messuage or tenement upon some part of his Lot, with walls of stone or brick and lime-mortar and roof of tiles or such other materials as may be approved by the Director of Public Works, and in other respects in accordance with the conditions of the Building (Amendment) Ordi- nances, No. 25 of 1891 and No. 7 of 1895, and shall expend thereon a sum of not less than $6,000 in rateable improvements.

7. The Purchaser of each Lot shall pay into the Treasury a proportionate part of the annual rental specified in the particulars hereinbefore contained on the 24th day of June next, and thereafter shall pay such annual rental by equal half-yearly payments on the 25th day of December and the 24th day of June in each and every year during the term of 75 years hereinbefore mentioned.

    8. When the conditions herein contained have been complied with to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works, the Purchaser of each Lot shall be entitled to, and shall execute, on demand, a Lease from the Crown of the Piece of Ground comprised in such Lot for 75 Years, to be computed from the day of sale, at such Annual Rental, payable half-yearly on the 25th day of December and the 24th day of June in every Year, as is specified in the Particulars of such Lot herein before contained; and such Crown Lease shall be subject to, and contain, all Exceptions, Reservations, Covenants, Clauses, and Conditions inserted in the Crown Leases of Inland Lots in the Colony of Hongkong.

    9. Should the Purchaser neglect, or fail to comply with these Conditions, his Premium, or any portion thereof which may be paid, shall be thereupon forfeited to Her Majesty, who shall be at full liberty either to enforce the Sale, or to re-sell the Property at such time and place, and in such manner as to Her Majesty shall seem fit, and in case of a re-sale the increase, if any, of the Premium or Purchase Money shall be retained by Her Majesty, and the deficiency, if any, and all Costs and Expenses shall be made good by the defaulter and be recoverable as liquidated damages, or at the option and pleasure of Her Majesty to re-enter and resume the property as if no sale had ever taken place, in which case also the premium paid by the Purchaser shall be thereupon wholly forfeited to Her Majesty. But such re-entry shall not exonerate the present Purchaser upon a subsequent re-sale of the property to make good the deficiency, if any, upon such re-sale and all costs and expenses as ascertained to be recoverable as aforesaid.

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

SPECIAL CONDITIONS.

    1. The Purchaser of each Lot will be required to fill in the same to levels required by the Director of Public Works and at his own cost and charges to bring the Lot up to level of surrounding Roads.

     2. Chinese tenements as defined in clause 2 of Ordinance 16 of 1888 erected on the land to be ventilated on each floor and provided with latrine accommodation on each floor to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works.

3. Backyards to extend full width of the houses and be at least ten feet wide.

Director of Public Works.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASER.

of

Memorandum that

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

Number

of Sale Lot.

and

Registry Number Description of Lot Purchased.

Annual Rental.

Amount of Pre- mium at which Purchased.

Signature of Purchaser.

1

Kowloon Inland Lot No. 880.

$92

881.

$92

""

"}

Witness to Signature of Purchaser.

Witness to Signature of Director of Public Works.

Director of Public Works.

114

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 65.

   The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the spot, on Wednesday, the 22nd day of February, 1899, at 3 p.m., are published for general information.

By Command,

T. SERCOMBE SMITH,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 4th February, 1899.

Particulars and Conditions of the letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Wednesday, the 22nd day of February, 1899, at 3 p.m., by Order of His Excellency the Governor, of One Lot of Crown Land, in the Colony of Hongkong, for a term of 75 Years.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOT.

No.

of Sale.

Registry No.

Boundary Measurements.

LOCALITY.

Contents in

NW.

SE.

1

Inland Lot No. 1,523.

Macdonnell Road, (between Kennedy

and Bowen Roads),....

50'

NE. sw.

feet. feet. feet. feet.

323'

Square ft.

Annual Upset Rent. Price.

390' 113' 72,400 500 8,688

137'

CONDITIONS OF SALE.

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

2. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $25.

   3. Immediately after the fall of the hammer, the Purchaser shall sign the Memorandum of Agreement, hereinafter contained, for completing the purchase according to these Conditions, and shall, within Three Days of the day of sale, pay into the Colonial Treasury the full amount of Premium at which the Lot shall have been purchased.

   4. The Purchaser of the Lot shall also pay to the Land Officer, on behalf of Her Majesty the QUEEN, the sum of $15 within three days of the day of sale, for and in consideration of the Boundary Stones, properly cut, fixed, and marked with the Registry Number, which shall be placed by the Director of Public Works, for the Purchaser, at each angle of the Lot.

   5. The Purchaser of the Lot shall pay to the Land Officer, on behalf of Her Majesty the QUEEN, a Fee of $15 upon the execution of the Crown Lease thereof.

   6. The Purchaser of the Lot shall build and finish, fit for occupation, before the expiration of twenty-four calendar months from the day of sale, in a good, substantial and workmanlike manner, one good and permanent messuage or teneinent upon some part of his Lot, with walls of stone or brick and lime-mortar and roof of tiles or such other materials as may be approved by the Director of Public Works, and in other respects in accordance with the conditions of the Building Ordinances, No. 25 of 1891, and No. 7 of 1895, and shall expend thereon a sum of not less than $20,000 in rateable improvements.

   7. The Purchaser of the Lot shall pay into the Treasury a proportionate part of the annual rental specified in the particulars herein before contained on the 24th day of June next, and thereafter shall pay such annual rental by equal half-yearly payments on the 25th day of December and the 24th day of June in each and every year during the term of 75 years herein before mentioned.

   8. When the conditions herein contained have been complied with to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works, the Purchaser of the Lot shall be entitled to, and shall execute, on demand, a Lease from the Crown of the Piece of Ground comprised in such Lot for 75 Years, to be computed from the day of sale, at such Annual Rental, payable half-yearly on the 25th day of December and the 24th day of June in every Year, as is specified in the Particulars of such Lot herein before contained; and such Crown Lease shall be subject to, and contain, all Exceptions, Reservations, Covenants, Clauses, and Conditions inserted in the Crown Leases of Inland Lots in the Colony of Hongkong.

9. Should the Purchaser neglect, or fail to comply with these Conditions, his Premium, or any portion thereof which may be paid, shall be thereupon forfeited to Her Majesty, who shall be at full liberty either to enforce the Sale, or to re-sell the Property at such time and place, and in such manner as to Her Majesty shall seem fit, and in case of a re-sale the increase, if any, of the Premium or

115

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

Purchase Money shall be retained by Her Majesty, and the deficiency, if any, and all Costs and Expenses shall be made good by the defaulter and be recoverable as liquidated damages, or at the option and pleasure of Her Majesty to re-enter and resume the property as if no sale had ever taken place, in which case also the premium paid by the Purchaser shall be thereupon wholly forfeited to Her Majesty. But such re-entry shall not exonerate the present Purchaser upon a subsequent re-sale of the property to make good the deficiency, if any, upon such re-sale and all costs and expenses as ascertained to be recoverable as aforesaid.

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

SPECIAL CONDITION.

    The design of the Buildings proposed to be erected to be subject to the approval of the Director of Public Works.

Director of Public Works.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASER.

Memorandum that

of

the person whose name is hereunder written has been declared the highest bidder for the Lot described in the foregoing Particulars of Sale and hereunder specified opposite to his said name and signature, and does hereby agree to become the Lessee thereof under and subject to the fore- going Conditions of Sale, and on his part to perform and abide by the said Conditions.

Number

of Sale

Registry Number aud

Lot. Description of Lot Purchased.

Amount of Annual Rental. Premium at which

Purchased.

Signature of Purchaser.

1

Inland Lot No. 1,523.

$500

Witness to Signature of Purchaser,

Witness to Signature of Director of Public Works.

Director of Public' Works.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 66.

Tenders will be received at this Office up to Noon on Monday, the 13th February, 1899, for a quantity of worn-out and obsolete stores lying at Wanchai Store, particulars of which can be obtained on application to the Director of Public Works' Office.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITII,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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Purchase Money shall be retained by Her Majesty, and the deficiency, if any, and all Costs and Expenses shall be made good by the defaulter and be recoverable as liquidated damages, or at the option and pleasure of Her Majesty to re-enter and resume the property as if no sale had ever taken place, in which case also the premium paid by the Purchaser shall be thereupon wholly forfeited to Her Majesty. But such re-entry shall not exonerate the present Purchaser upon a subsequent re-sale of the property to make good the deficiency, if any, upon such re-sale and all costs and expenses as ascertained to be recoverable as aforesaid.

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

SPECIAL CONDITION.

    The design of the Buildings proposed to be erected to be subject to the approval of the Director of Public Works.

Director of Public Works.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASER.

Memorandum that

of

the person whose name is hereunder written has been declared the highest bidder for the Lot described in the foregoing Particulars of Sale and hereunder specified opposite to his said name and signature, and does hereby agree to become the Lessee thereof under and subject to the fore- going Conditions of Sale, and on his part to perform and abide by the said Conditions.

Number

of Sale

Registry Number aud

Lot. Description of Lot Purchased.

Amount of Annual Rental. Premium at which

Purchased.

Signature of Purchaser.

1

Inland Lot No. 1,523.

$500

Witness to Signature of Purchaser,

Witness to Signature of Director of Public Works.

Director of Public' Works.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 66.

Tenders will be received at this Office up to Noon on Monday, the 13th February, 1899, for a quantity of worn-out and obsolete stores lying at Wanchai Store, particulars of which can be obtained on application to the Director of Public Works' Office.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 30th January, 1899.

T. SERCOMBE SMITII,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Address.

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POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Poste Restante Correspondence, 4th February, 1899.

Letters.

Papers.

Address.

Letters.

Papers.

Address.

Letters.

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Ally,

Atkinson, F.

Adams, L.

Adams, W.

Abayawira, M.

P.A.

Ames, Col. F. W.

Apolinario, Sr.

A. M. G.

Alderton P.

Almada, Mme.

R. d'

Anderson, Mrs.

  & Miss D'Arcy Atkinson, A. Anderson, J. W.

Abgar, A.

Annoussamy, L.

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Agustion, J. S.

Cogolin, M ns. 1 bk. de C. de

Clairwood, J. Castro, Mrs. F.

D'A

Cocks, F. W.

Carnwood, G. J.

Couppe, Mons. L.

Dixon, Capt. T. B. 1 r..

Dias, G.

pc.

Dredge, T. F.

Diana, A.

Davis, Mrs. L. T. Donaghy, V. Danenberg, D. S. Dean, G. H. Dohrn, J. Dunlop, W.

pc. Drew, C.

Duff, J. S. Duncan, T.

Hyderkhan, Hakomsom. A. Harris, J. B. Hurst, R. W. Hertz, C. Hodde, C. E. Hodge, J. H. E. M. flairwood, J.

lunes, Capt. R. Ingles, T. Irvine. W. Infante, S.

Ip Tak Sham

Joseph, E. S. Jacott, F. Joy, Dr. H.

2 pc. Janson, Prof.

Jackman, E.

Mars. E.

Mullikin. Lt.

Morrison. R.

McEwan, J.

McCulloch, A.

McNair, Mrs. McTavish, Miss J.] Malda,

Malherbe, Mons. Marks, E. M.

Machlister, H. Mana Singh

Moir, Miss M. J. McNaughton,

Mrs. W. B. Mears. J.

MacEwen, A. K. Massingberd, Mrs. McCord, P. Merlees, P. N.

Nizam Din

Norton, Mrs.

W. M.

Noyes, Mrs. H. J. Nutoo,

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Niven, O. C.

Descourt, A.

1

Joseph, J. E.

Duncan, Col. A.

Jones, J. P.

Abbott, Mrs.

Jervoise, E.

Jesse, Mr.

Emens, W. S.

12

Bernard, H.

Engert, M.

Jenaldin,

2

Burma-Yunnau

Ellis, A. II.

Jadot, J.

1

Yangtze Rail-

Emery, H. A. C.

Jacobs, N.

Naur, A. L.

r.

way Survey,

1 r.

Edwards, G. R.

Jowalla Singh

pc

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Judson, J. H.

gineer

Evans, A. R.

Jimney, J.

Braun, J.

Bhan Singl

Blackborue, Capt.f Bell, J.

Ballard E.

Bertzky, Mr. Backe, V. Barretto, J. M. Black, W. Bouman. G, C. Berry, B. A. Bola Singh

Burton, A. J.

Botel, H.

Bishop, Miss

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Brown, W. S.

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Mrs. G.

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Brayne, H. R. Balsing, Saint Brown, J. W.

Boujard, E. Beel, Mrs. A.

Carroll & Co. Courtenay, E. Clementi, F. Chevallier, J. Clifford, Mrs. G. Campbell, G. L.

Carlin, Rev. J. W.

Carrington,

Mrs. B.

Calhoun, Mrs.

M. E.

Coles, Mrs.

Cameron and Co.

Carruthers,

Mrs. J. B. Cass, Capt. R. Carcyles, N. Clayton, L. H. Cassamalli, Mr. Cruz. A. M. da Cridland, Mrs. Cheung Ho, Mr. Cook, H. S.

Comrie, J.

Colley, Capt. G.

H. P.

Cheung Kai Yong 1

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Mrs. D.

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Foster, Rev. F. M.

Framji, P. R.

Francis, J.

Ferre, F. F.

Fernandes, C.

Flores, L. M.

Faber, A.

Flamm. E.

Faber. Rev. Dr.

Fulcher, S.

Flaveeli, The

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Fulton, Mrs. J. C. Ferrer, J. P.

Gale, Mrs. G. A. G.] Guise, Major Garcia, J.

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Tait, J. E.

1 Tsang Sam Yung

I r.

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Villacarlos, A. Veyre, Mons. G.

1 r.

1

Kuk & Co.

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Lisbon. H.

1

Luz, Miss M. D.

1 pc.

Raphael, Mons. P.

1

Gun, W. J.

Morphy, E. A.

2

Rowell, S.

Gerken, K. W.

1

Marcus, Mrs.

Russell, Miss F. J.

Glay, F.

A. 1 r.

Richards, H.

1

Goodwin, R.

1

Mackenzie,

Rischardi, C..

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Gunzburg,

Gomes, J.

Baron G. dej

Hooper, Mrs. A. F.

Haynes, Mrs.

Humphrey. C.

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McCormick,

Roberts, J.

Rosenthal, E.

1

L. M. K.

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Roca, Bros.

Merz, C.

1

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Rossel, Mous.

Macleod, G.

1 r.

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Rankin, P.

Rosario, T. G. del

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Ringuet, Mons. ?

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Rom inillos, D. Rozensvaig, P. Rees, Mrs.

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Ramos, A. de T.

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Williams, H.

Wurts, Mrs. G. W.

Watson, L.

Walker, W. H.

Walbanke, H. E.

Wason, T.

West, H. S.

Wiesenburger, D.

Ward, E. Walt, Mr.

Wilson, W. W.

Wisheit, Mrs. H. Wilson, A. M. Wiegand, Dr, Williams, H. J. Wilson, J. T.

W. Shek Chune

Walkins, F.

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Ye Lee Chung Fat 1

Young, G. B.

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1 pc.

1 bel.

Hescott, T.

Hutchinson,

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Murphy, C. C.

Murchy, J.

McCann, H. E.

Macarthy,

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Miss A.

1 r.

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Mamud,

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Moola Singh

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Mahomed Din

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Methal, T.

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1r.

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Hogg, Mrs.

1

Morris, C.

1

Rabe, Herrn

Chan Ngan

Cass, F.

Hall, John

Hodges, Miss V.

Moses, P. V. Mueller, A.

1 r.

Rotton, Miss A. E.

pc.

Young, U.

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Y. I. Woo

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Young, J. W.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

For Merchant Ships.

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Amarapoora, S.S.

Bittern, b'quette

2

Baracen, s.s.

Britannia, s.s.

Chusan, s.s.

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1 r.

Cygent, s.s.

1

1 Edo Maru, s.s.

Formosa, ship <'rejr. s.s.

Fe'tshued, s.s.

Hawthorn

Bank, bark

1

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Jelunga, s.s.

Kweiyang. s.s. Kongsee, s.s. Krongwai, s.s.

Kakugoma, s.s.

Koscuisko, ship

Oxford, s.s.

2

St. Paul, ship

1

Suisang, s.s.

1 r.

Strathmore, s.s.

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Shaughai. s.s.

1 r.

Parramatta, s.s.

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Simla, ship

Polyphemus, s.S.

Priam, s.s.

Phra Nang, S.,

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Tateyama

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Maru, s.s. Tacoma, s.s.

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H. A. Traat

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Victorious, s.s.

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Engineers.

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nicle.

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Herald.

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The Sketch.

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The Ironmonger.

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zeus.

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The People.

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Post.

Chro- The Buteman.

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Our Missionary Supple Tit Bits.

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ary Society. Rival. Shanghai Mercury.

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(Book).

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Brown, A. W. Gounan, F.

Hopkins, Miss

Knight, Mrs. J. .

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Mein, C. H.

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Offices at Hongkong.

Attce-Compradore.

Balsam.

Biassi.

De Berny-Jean.

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San Hongchung.

Stewart-Doctor.

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Turner.

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一曉督曉署

憲示第五十號

署輔政使司師

曉諭事現率

督憲札開定於西歷本年二月初二日至初十日?華歷十二月十二 日至明年正月初一日在附近鯉魚門左右陸路操演大炮其炮向南 方及西南方開放到時無論色人等均要離開炮碼所經之路該處 一帶經派炮兵看守禁止行人過往當未操演之先預派炮兵清除道 路毋得逾越凡有炮碼?未經爆裂者不准摸弄以免不虞切切待, 英一千八百九十九年

正月

憲 示 第五十五 署輔政使司師

曉諭事照得現

+1

督憲札開潔淨衙門有通事一缺招人投考該缺係充當總差傳話之 職凡投考之人須要能傅英華語言敏捷方堪勝任補授此缺每年 俸?百四十圓按年加增十?圓至三百六十圓?率如有報名投考 者可將原?及本人向執之荐書一?呈本署察閱收?日期限至二 月十三日禮拜-正午止截等因奉此合出示驗俾?週知特示 一千八百九十九年

憲示 第六十號 【輔政使司師

二十七日示

三十日示

二 月

開將總緝捕官之示開列於下俾?週知等因奉此合出示 訟?此特示 一千八百九十九年

初四日示

?

?

總緝捕官梅 出示漉驗事案 督憲札諭准華人於除夕元旦人日期燃燒爆竹等因此特按D 一千八百八十八年第十三條則例酌定章程開列於後爾等凡在下 列界址?外之居民須遵依所定時限燃燒爆竹毌得有違至所放爆 竹或火切勿擲過人頭之上或近在人身或近惹火之物並須加意提 防以免不測倘因不慎致罹其害則?該人是問除串爆外並不得 燒竹炮業已通飭差役人等如見有不遵示限違犯章程或票傳或拘 案嚴行究罰?不姑寬其各凜遵毋違特示 計開

域多厘亞城凡在下列四圍界址包括之?者英二月初九禮拜四? 華人除夕准由下午五點鐘燒至下午六點鐘英二月初十禮拜五? 華人元旦准由上午八點鐘燒至上午九點鐘下午五點鐘燒至下午 六點鐘又英二月十六禮拜四?華人人日准由上午六點鐘燒至上 午八點鐘止其餘時候一概不准燃放?將四圍界開列如左

一正街由海面至文咸道止 二文咸道由正街至八號差館止 三由八號差館直落轉入律打街落普仁街轉入新街橫過大道入 和風街至海面止 四海旁由和風街至正街止 以上所開街道 兩旁或街之分截店戶皆入界限之內

域多厘亞城除以上四圍界地包括之街道外其餘各處准由英二 月初九日禮拜四?華十二月十九日下午四點鐘起限燒至十一 日禮拜六?華正月初二日下午四點鐘止又英二月十六日禮拜 四?,正月初七日由上午六點鐘燒至上午九點鐘止 一千八百九十九年 正月

三十一日示

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?示第六十三

署政使司師

曉開役官地事現率

DE

督憲札開定於西歷本年二月二十日郎禮拜一日下午三點鐘在該 處開設官地一段以七十五年?管業之期等因奉此合出示曉諭 ?此特示

該地一段其形勢開列于左

此號地段係?錄村落屋宇地段第九十三號坐落伯加道該地四至 北邊二百二十一尺南邊一百三十尺東邊一百三十尺西邊一百一 十六尺共計二萬四千三百方尺每年地稅銀一百四十圓投價以二 千九百一十六圓底

計開章程列左

一投地之價由限底銀數加上以價高者得倘二三人或多人同價互相 爭論則在各投價?擇一價?底再投

二各人出價投地每次增價至少以二十五圓筒額

三投得該地之人自槌落之後?遵例?名於合同之下由校得之日起 限三日內須將全價在庫務署呈

四投得該地之人由投得之日起限三日?須在田土廳繳錢十五圓以 備工務司飭匠用石塊刻好肚明?錄號安立骸地每角以指明四 至等費

五投得該地之人於印契時例應將公費銀十五圓呈繳田土廳 大投得骸地之人由投得之日起限以十八個月?須用堅固材料及美 善之法建屋宇一間在該地以合居住該屋以石或磚及灰築墻用瓦 蓋面或用工務司批准之物料而造必須牢實可經久遠其餘各歎須 按照一千八百九十一年第二十五條及一千八百九十五年第七條 建築屋宇則例程建造此等工程估值不得少過一萬圓

七不得將該地段穢濁及丟棄之水流至 國家或私家地?不得將臭 穢之物堆置在該地段倘該地段有堀起餘坭在本處或?近 國家 地段堆放不得過於斜歪恐妨雨水?塌所有斜坡須用草皮舖蓋 當或須建築?磡相護並投得該地之人每日須將屋內穢物搬遷別 處

人投得該地之人須於西歷本年六月二十四日將其一年應納之稅按 月數分納庫務司以後每年須分兩季?納?於西歷十二月廿五日 先納一半其餘一半限至西歷六月十四日完納至七十五年止

九投得該地之人俟將所有一切章程辦安合工務之意始准領該地 官契由投得之日起准其管業七十五年照上地段形所定甓銀每 年分兩季完納?於西?六月十四日先納一半直餘一半至西? 十二月廿五日完納?將香港村落屋宇地官契章程由於契內 十投得該地之人倘有錯誤未遵章程師將其呈繳之地價銀一半或全 數入官或可勒令其遵章辦理或隨時隨處不論用何方法再將該地 開投倘再開投所得價值較前投之價若有贏餘?行入官,有短細 及一切費用概令違背章程之人補足或將該地歸官作?未經出投 而仍將投得該地人之全價入庫日後再將該地出招倘有短及一 切費用概令投得該地之人補足

十一?得該地之人由投得之日起將該地歸其管菜 業主合同式

投賣號數

立合同人某某于某年某月某日投得某處地段避照上投 ?作?該地段業主領取官契 為憑

此號係?錄村落屋宇地段第九十三號每年地稅銀一百四十圓 一千八百九十九年

初四日示

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憲示第六十四號

暑輔政使司師

哦諭開投官地事現奉

督憲札開定於西?本年二月二十一日禮拜二日下午三點鐘在 該處開投官地二段以七十五年?業之期等因奉此合出示樂 諭?此特示

該地二段其形勢開列於左

第一號及第二號係?錄九龍內地段第八百八十號及八百八十一 號均坐落望角嘴該地每四至北邊六十七尺六寸南邊六十七尺 六寸東邊九十尺西邊九十尺共計六千零七十五方尺每年每股地 稅銀九十二圓投價以六百零八圓底

開投章程列左

一投地之價由限底銀數加上以價高者得倘二三人或多人同價互相 爭論則在各投價?擇一價?底再投

二各人出價投地每大增價至少以二十五圓?額

三役得該地段之人自槌落之後?遵例簽名於合同之下由投得之H 起限三日內須將全價在庫務署呈緻

四?得該地每段之人由投得之日起限三日?須在田土廳帶銀十五 圓以備工務司飭匠用石塊刻好註明?錄號數安立該地每角以指 明四至等費

五投得該地每段之人於印契時應將公費銀十五圓呈繳田土廳 六投得該地每段之人由投得之日起計限以十八個月?須用堅固材 料及美善之法建屋一間在該地?以合居住該屋宇以石或磚及灰 坭築以蓋面或用工務司批准之物料而造必須牢實可經久遠 其餘各款須按照一千八百九十一年第十五條及一千八百九十五 年第七條建築屋宇正則例章程建造此等工程估值不得少過六

?

七股得該地每段之人須於西?本年六月?四日將其一年應納稅 按月數分納庫務司以後每年須分兩季清納?於西歷十二月廿五 日先納一半其餘一半限至西?六月廿四日完納至七十五年L

八投得該地段之人俟將所有一切章程辦妥合工務司之意始准領 該地官契由投得之日起準其營業七十五年照上地段形勢所定稅 銀每年分兩季完納即於西壢十二月十五日先納一半其餘一半限 於西?六月十日完納 香港內地段官契章程印於契內

九投得該地段之人倘有錯誤未遵章程?將其呈微之地償到一份或 奉照入官或可勒令其遵章辦理或隨時隨區不論用何方法將該 地開投倘再開投所得價值較前投之價若有羸餘全行入官如有商 弛及一切費用?令違背章積之人補足或將該地歸官作?未經出 校而仍將投得該地人之全償入庫日後再將該地比投倘有短絀沒 一切費用概令前投得該地之人補足

十投得該地每段之人由投得之日起將該地段其管業 額外章程

一极得該地之人須要自備費費遵依 工務司主意將該地與平務填 至與四圍道路一律相等

二倘用該地照一千八百八十八年第十六條則例第二節建華人屋宇 每層須備足通氣及廁所地方至合 工務司之意

三天井照足屋闊度而至少十尺

業主合同式

投賣號數

立?同人某某于某年某月某日投得某處地段 某日投得某處地段應遵照上列投賣草 程?作?該地段業主領取官契為憑

第一號及第二號地段係?焱九 龍內地段第八百八十號及八百八 十一號每年每股地稅到九十二 一千八百九十九年

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憲示第六十五號 署輔政使司師

驗開投官地事現奉

督憲札開定於西?本年二月二十二日?禮拜三日下午三點鐘在 該處開投官地一段以七十五年?管業之期等因奉此合亟出示曉 爺為此特示

該地一段其形勢開列於左

此號地段係?錄內地段第一千五百二十三號坐落麥那道?堅 尼地道及寶雲道之中該地四至西北邊五十尺叉一百三十七尺東 南邊三百二十三尺東北邊三百九十尺西南邊一百一十三尺共 七萬二千四百方尺每年地稅銀五百圓投價以八千六百八十八圓 ?底

計開章程列左

一投地之價由限底銀數加上以價高者得倘二三人或多人同價互相 爭論則在前各投價?擇一價?底再投

二各人出價投地每次增價至少以二十五圓?額

三投得該地之人自槌落之後?遵例簽名於合同之下由投得之日起 限三日內須將全價在庫務司署呈繳

四投得該地之人由投得之日起限三日?須在田土廳繳銀十五圓以 備工務司飭匠用石塊刻好註明?錄號數安立該地每以指明四 至等費

五投得該地之人於印契時應將公費銀十五圓呈繳田土廳

六投得該地之人由投得之日起計限以四個月內須用堅固材料及 美善之法建屋一間在該地內以合居住該屋宇以石磚及灰泥築 以瓦蓋面或用工務司批准之別樣物料而造必須牢實可經遠

?

其餘各款須按照一千八百九十一年第五條及一千八百九十五 年第七條建築屋宇則例章程建造此等工程估值不得少過二萬圓 七投得該地之人須於西歷本年六月十四日將其一年應納稅姿月 分納庫務司自後每年須分兩季清納?於西曆十二月廿五日先納 一半其餘一半限至西歷六月四日完納至七十五年上

八投得該地之人俟辦妥一切章程合工務司意始准領該地段官契由 投得之日起准其管業七十五年照上地段形勢所定稅銀每年分兩 季完納郎於西歷十二月廿五日先納一半其餘一半限於西歷六月 二十四日完納並將香港內地段官契章程印於契內

九投得該地之人倘有錯誤未遵章程?將其呈繳之地價銀一份或全 入官或可勒令其遵章程辦理或隨時隨處不論用何方法再將該

地開設倘再開校所得價值較前投之價若有贏餘全行入官如有短 釉及一切費用?令違背章程之人補足或將該地歸官作?未經 投而仍將投得該地人之全償入庫日後再將該地出投倘有短釉及 一切費用概令前投得該地人補足

十投得該地之人由投得之日起將該地段歸其骨業 額外章程

擬建屋宇款式須要工務司批准方可 業主立合同式

投賣號數

立合同人某某于某年某月某投得某處地段應遵照上列役賣章 程?作?該地段業主領取官契篇

此號係?錄?地段第一千五百二十三號每年地稅銀五百 一千八百九十九年

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憲示第六十一號

現有由外附到要數封貯存

暑輔政使司師

篪餘事埸奉

郵政總局如有此人可?到本局領取?將原名號列左

保家信一封交錦彰新衣店收入 保家信一封交安興號收入 保家信一封交廣福隆收 保家信一封交黃亞容收入

保家信一封交董泗利收入 保家信一封交梁柱賢收入 保家信一封交陳玉池收入 保家信一封交廣同昌收入

督憲札開將港?各銀行呈報西歷本年正月份扯計簽發通用銀紙

?將存留現銀之數開示於下等因奉此合出示?此特示

計開

近有由外附同吉信封無人到取現出外財香港 郵政總局如有此人可?到本局領取?將原名號列左

印度新金山中國匯理銀行簽發通用銀紙二百八十六萬一千八百 四十六圓

實存現銀一百六十二萬九千五百圓

香港上海匯理銀行簽發通用銀紙七百三十八萬零八百三十七圓 實存現銀四百五十萬圓

中華匯理銀行簽發通用銀紙四十四萬六千零八十五圓 實存現銀十五萬圓

共簽發通用銀紙一千零六十八萬八千七百六十八圓 合共實存現銀六百二十七萬九千五百圓

付檀香山信一封交鍾水福收入 付吉冷信一封交亞灶收入 付舊金山信】對交陸添益收入 付庇能信一對交張朝貴收入 付花旗祖家信一封交葉達深收入 付新架波信一封交梁俊收入 付小北力信一封交李其儉收1 付舊金山信一封交李亨收入 付實力信一封交盛號陳義隆收 付新架波信一封交馬添收入 付覓多利信一封??水收入. 付吉冷信一封交謝行實收入 付日厘信】封交鴻昌號黃榮收入 付新架波信】封交李祖添收 付新架波信一封交方雨順收入 付上海信一封交孫才生收入 付新架波信一封交黃亞西收入 付大?叻信一封交聯益?禮田收入 付三孖冷信一封交新合盛號林垣收入 付巴城信一封廣泰來黃錫欣收入 付星架波信一封交全安堂鄧曉收入 付北京廣州會館信一封交劉展朋收入 付舊金山十八味信二封交全利雜貨號收入

付崩坑信一封交馮建收入

一千八百九十九年

二 月

初四日示

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N°1

JURY LIST, 1899.

TOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of Section 6 of The Jury Consolidation Ordinance, No. 18 of 1887, I have this day caused to be posted, at the chief entrance to the Court House, a list of all Persons ascertained by me to be liable to serve as Jurofs. The names of Special Jurors are shewin therein in italics.

The said list will remain so posted until the 15th proximo, in order that any person may apply by notice in writ- ing to me requiring that his name or the name of some other person may be respectively either added to or struck off from the said list upon cause to be duly assigned in such notice.

ARATHOON SETH, Acting Registrar,

Supreme Court.

Hongkong, 31st January, 1899.

THE TRADE MARKS ORDINANCE, 1898.

Application for Registration of Trade Mark,

N

OTICE is hereby given that the STOCK:

TON MILLING COMPANY, (Incorpor atel), carrying on the business of Merchant Millers in the State of California, in the United States of America, the Chiff Office of the said Company being at No. 112, Califoruia Strect, in the City and County of San Fran- cisco, in the State of California aforesaid, have on the 19th day of December, 1898, applied for the Registration in Hongkong in the Register of Trade Marks, of the following Trade Mark:-

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The invented words" California Mills," printed, stamped, painted, impr ssed, branded, stencilled, written, drawn, cut, or embossed over the facsimile of a Bear, ." the facsimile of a Bear under the words "California Mills," and under- neath the facsimile of a "Bear" the name of the STOCKTON MILLING COM- PANY,

in the name of the STOCKTON MILLING COM- PANY (Incorporated), who claim to be the Sole Proprietors thereof.

   The Trade Mark has been used by the Applicants for upwards of One Year past in respect of the following Goods →→→→

FLOUR in Class 42.

    A facsimile of the Trade Mark can be seen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hongkong, and also at the Office of the Undersigned.

Dated the 4th day of February, 1899.

A. FAIR,

No. 3, Praya Central,

Hongkong.

HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.

THE

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS.

HE Thirtieth Ordinary Annual Meeting of Shareholders in the above Company will be held at the Offices of the Company, Pedder's Street, on Wednesday, the 1st day of March, 1899, at 12 o'clock (Noon), to receive a Statement of Accounts to 31st December, 1898, and the Report of the General Managers, and to elect a Consulting Committee and Auditors.

   The Transfer Books of the Company will be closed from the 15th February to the 1st March, both days inclusive.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co., General Managers, Hongkong Fire Insurance Co.; Ld. Hongkong, 31st January, 1899.

NO

In the Matter of THE TRADE MARKS

ORDINANCE No. 18 of 1898

and

In the Matter of the Application of the STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF NEW YORK for leave to register a Trade Mark there- under.

OTICE is hereby given that the " STAND- ARD OIL COMPANY OF NEW YORK," a Corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York in the United States of America and having its principal place of business at No. 26 Broadway in the City County and said State of New York, have, on the 29th day of December, 1898, applied for the registration in Hongkong in the register of Trade Marks of the following Trade Mark :-The representation of a Comet by the use of a Star with a prolonged radiance printed, stamped, painted, impressed. brandel, stencilled. written, drawn, cut or embosscl in the name of the said STANDARD OIL COM- PANY OF NEW YORK who claim to be the proprietors thereof.

The said Trade Mark has been used by the applicants in respect of illuminating Oils in Class 47.

A Facsimile of the Trade Mark can be seen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary, Hong- kong.

Dated the 7th January, 1899.

N

DEACON & HASTINGS, On behalf of the Applicants.

In the Matter of THE TRADE MARKS

ORDINANCE No. 18 of 1898 and

In the Matter of the Application of the STANDARD OIL COMPANY

OF NEW YORK for leave to register a Trade Mark there- under.

OTICE is hereby given that the " STAND- ARD OIL COMPANY OF NEW YORK," a Corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York in the United States of America and having their principal place of business at No. 25 Broadway in the City County and said State of New York, have on the 29th day of December. 1898, applie for the registration in Hongkong in the Re- gister of Trade Marks of the following Trade Mark: The representation of a Tiger printed, written, stamped, brandel, stencilled, drawn, cut or embossed in the name of the said STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF NEW YORK who claim to be the sole proprietors thereof.

The Trade Mark has beert used by the ap- plicant in respect of illuminating Uils in Class

47.

A Facsimile of the said Trade Mark can be seen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary, Hongkong.

Dated the 7th January, 1899.

N

DEACON & HASTINGS, On behalf of the Applicants.

In the Matter of the TRADE MARKS

ORDINANCE No. 18 of 1898

and

In the Matter of the application of the STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF NEW YORK for leave to register a Trade Mark there- uuder.

OTICE is hereby given that the " STAND- ARD OIL COMPANY OF NEW YORK," a Corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York in the United States of America and having its principal place of business at No. 26 Brodway in the City County and said State of New York, have. on the 29th day of December, 1898, applied for the registration in Hongkong in the register of Trade Marks of the following Trade Mark:-The word "Comet" printed, stamped, painted, impressed, branded, sten- cilled, writteu, drawn, cut or embossed in the name of the said STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF NEW YORK who claim to be the sole pro- prietors thereof.

The Trade Mark has been used by the applicants in respect of illuminating Oils in

Class 47.

A Facsimile of the said Trade Mark can be seen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary, Hongkong.

Dated the 7th January, 1899.

DEACON & HASTINGS, Un behalf of the Applicants,

THE TRADE MARKS ORDINANCE, 1898.

Application for Registration of Trade Mark.

NOTICE is hereby given that DODWELL,

CARLILL & Co., carrying on business at Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong and elsewhere as Merchants, have, on the 15th day of November, 1898, applied for the registration in Hongkong in the Register of Trade Marks of the following Trade Mark :-

The invented words "Serene Sky" over two devices placed side by side. In the two devices are respectively written the four Chinese characters "Tien Cheong Foreign Hong

" which words translated into English mean DODWELL, CARLILL & Co." Under these two devices is depicted the sun sur- rounded by clouds. On each side of the sun are depicted two Chinese Musical Instruments with the words "Tsze Cho Cheong Tin Sheung Mak," which words being translated mean we liave made the Serene Sky trade mark" on one musical instrument and with the words "Ching Son Fa Ki Kin Mak," which words being translated mean "And se- lected the best kind of American Flour' on the other musical instrument. Un derneath the above the firm name of DODWELL, CARLILL & CO.

in the name of DODWELL, CARLILL & Co. who claim to be the sole proprietors thereof.

The Trade Mark has been used by the Applicants since the month of April, 1898, in respect of the following goods :-

Flour in Class 42.

A Facsimile of the Trade Mark can be seen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hongkong, and also at the Office of the under- signed.

Dated the 3rd day of December, 1898.

JOHNSON, STOKES & MASTER, 12, Queen's Road Central, Hongkong,

Solicitors for the Applicants.

THE TRADE MARKS ORDINANCE, 1898.

Application for Registration of Trade Mark.

NOTICE is hereby given that DODWELL,

CARLILL & Co., carrying on business at Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong and elsewhere as Merchants, have, on the 15th day of November, 1898, applied for the registration in Hongkong in the Register of Trade Marks of the following Trade Mark :-

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The distinctive device of three Found globes in which are respectively written the three Chinese characters "Sheung "Mow""Mak," which characters being interpreted into English mean " Double Cat Mark." Underneath the three round globes the English words "The Cats are inserted, and underneath these words are a large cat and a small cat playing with a ball,

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in the name of DODWELL, CARLILL & Co. who claim to be the sole proprietors thereof.

The Trade Mark is intended to be used by the Applicants forthwith in respect of the following goods :-

Flour in Class 42.

A Facsimile of the Trade Mark can be seen at the Office of the Colonial Secretary of Hongkong, and also at the Office of the under signed.

Dated the 3rd day of December, 1898.

JOHNSON, STOKES & MASTER, 12, Queen's Road Central, Hongkong,

W

Solicitors for the Applicants.

NOTICE.

E have this day admitted Mr. LEONARDO NORONHA and Mr. JOSE PEDRO BRAGA Partners in our Firm.

NORONHA & Co., Printers and Publishers,

Hongkong, 31st December, 1898.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 4TM? FEBRUARY, 1899.

In the Matter of ORDINANCE No. 2

of 1892,

and In the Matter of the Petition of Pro- fessor WALTHER NERNST, of 50, Burgerstrasse, Gottingen, in the Empire of Germany. for Letters Patent for the Exclusive use within the Colony of Hongkong | of an Invention for Improve- ments in Electric Incandescent Lamps and Apparatus or Appli- ances in connection therewith.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Petition.

       Specification, and Declaration required herein by Ordinance No. 2 of 1892. have been duly filed in the Office of the Colonial Secre- tary of Hongkong, and that it is the intention of the said WALTHER NERNST by HENRY LARDNER DENNYS, of Victoria, Hongkong, their duly authorized Agent. to apply at the Sitting of the Executive Council hereinafter mentioned for Letters Patent for the Exclu- sive use within the said Colony of Hongkong of the above invention.

     And Notice is hereby also given that a Sit- ting of the Executive Council before whom the matter of the Petition will come for deci- sion will be held in the Council Chamber at the Government Offices, Victoria, Hongkong, on Wednesday, the 8th day of February, 1899,

at 11 of the clock in the forenoou.

Dated this 27th day of January, 1899.

H. L. DENNYS, Solicitor for the Applicant

THE COMPANIES' ORDINANCES,

A

1865 TO 1890.

THE CHINA LINE OF STEAMERS, LIMITED.

Tan Extraordinary General Meeting of the said Company, duly convened and held at the Registered Office, No. 22, Bank Buildings, Victoria, Hongkong, on the 14th day of January, 1899, the following Special Resolution was duly passed, and at a subse- quent Extraordinary General Meeting of the said Company, also duly convened, at the said Registered Office, on the 30th day of January, 1899, the following Special Resolution was duly confirmed:-

"That it has been proved to the satisfac- "tion of the Shareholders, that the "Company cannot, by reason of the insufficiency of its laid-up Capital, "continue its business, and that it is "advisable to wind up the same, and "accordingly that the Company be "wound up voluntarily, and that the

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Chairman, Mr. A. A. H. BOTELHO, "Jr., be, and he is hereby appointed 'Liquidator for the purpose of such "winding up."

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BARRETTO & Co.,

General Agents. Hongkong, 30th January, 1899.

HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION.

SIXTY-SEVENTH

REPORT OF THE COURT OF DIRECTORS

TO THE

ORDINARY HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING

OF

SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD

AT THE CITY HALL, HONGKONG,

ON

Saturday, the 18th February, 1899, AT NOON.

To the Proprietors of the

HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION.

GENTLEMEN,

The Directors have now to submit to you a General Statement of the affairs of the Bank, and Balance Sheet for the half-year ending 31st December, 1898.

     The net profits for that period, including $376,916.76, balance brought forward from last account, after paying all charges, deducting interest paid and due, and making provision for bad and doubtful accounts, amount to $4,392,189.66.

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The Directors recommend the transfer of $1,000,000 from the Profit and Loss Account to credit of Reserve Fund, which Fund will then stand at $10,900,000.

They also recommend writing off Bauk Pre- mises Account the sum of $500,000.

After making these Transfers and deducting Remuneration to Directors there remains for appropriation $2.877,189,66, out of which the Directors recommend the payment of a Dividend of One Pound and Ten Shillings Sterling per Share. which at 4/6 will absorb $533,533.33, and a Bonus of One Pound Sterling per Share which at 4/6 will absorb $355.555.55,

The difference in Exchange between 4/6, the rate at which the Dividend and Bonus are declared, and 1/114, the rate of the day, amounts to $1.153,664.32.

The Balance $834,636.46 to be carried to New Profit and Loss Account.

DIRECTORS,

Mr. R. M GRAY has been elected Chairman for the year 1899 and Mr. N. A. SIEBS, Deputy Chairman.

Mr. R. L. RICHARDSON having resigned his scat on leaving the Colony, Mr. R. H. HILL has been invited to fill the vacancy; the ap- pointment requires confirmation at this meeting.

Messrs. C. BEURMANN, A. J. RAYMOND and David GubBAY retire in rotation and being eligible for re-election offer themselves accord- ingly.

AUDITORS.

The accounts have been audited by Mr. F. HENDERSON and Mr. C. S. SHARP, who offer themselves for re-election.

J. J. BELL-IRVING,

Chairman.

Hongkong, 31st January, 1899.

ABSTRACT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES, HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING

CORPORATION,

31st December, 1898.

Paid-up Capital,

Reserve Fund,.

LIABILITIES.

Marine Insurance Account, Notes in Circulation :- Authorised Issue

against Securities deposited with the

Crown Agents for

the Colonies........$10,000,000.00 Ad itional Issue au-

thorised ytong- kon: Oinance No. 6 of 1893, against Coin lod.ed with the Hongkong

erminent,

Guy-

.....--?????

Current (Silver, Accounts, Gord,

2 508,587.57

..$55,885,763.57

£1,219,604.12/9-12.455.841.72

Fixed Silver......$32,107,804.64 Deposits, ? Gold,

£2,997,956.15/7=30,617,411.94

Bills Payable (including Drafts on London Bankers and Short Sight Drawings on London Office against Bills Receivable and Bul- lion Shipments).......

Profit and Loss Account, Liability on Bill of Exchange re-discounted, £1,616,954. /7 of which up to this date £3,708,805. 7/ have run off,

Cash,

Assets.

125

GENERAL PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT, HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING

Dr.

CORPORATION.

31st December, 1898.

To AMOUNTS WRITTEN OFF :-

Remuneration to Directors,.........S

++

?

11

43

DIVIDEND ACCOUNT:-

£1.10 per Share on

80.000 Shares

?

£120,000 at 4:6,... $535,333.33

Bonus of £1

per

Share on 80,000

Shares

ut 4/6,

‧ £80.000

355,555.55

DIVIDEND ADJUSTMENT AC-

COUNT:

Difference in Exchange between 4/6, the rate at which the Dividend and Bonus are declared, and 1/11, the current rate of the day, TRANSFER TO RESERVE

FUND,

TRANSFER TO BANK PRE-

MISES ACCOUNT,

15,000.00

888,888.88

1,153,664.32

1,000,000.00

500,000.00

BALANCE carried forward to

next half-year,

834,636.46

$4,392,189.66

Cr.

By Balance of Undivided Profits, 30th June, 1898,

"

..$376,916.76

Amount of Net Profits for the Six Months ending 31st December, 1898, after making provision for bad and doubtful debis, de- ducting all Expenses and laterest paid and due,

To Balance,.

$10,000,000.00

9,000,000.00

250,000.00

:)

..4,015,272.90

$4,392,189.66

$4,392,189.66

RESERVE FUND.

$10,000,000.00

$9,000,000.00

12,503 537.57

By Balance, 30th June, 1898,

Transfer from Profit and Loss

Account,....

T. JACKSON, Chief Manager.

1,000,000.00

$10,000,000.00

J. C. PETER, Acting Chief Accountant.

J. J. BELL-IRVING,

R. M. GRAY,

R. SHEWAN,

}

·Directors

We have compared the above Statement with the Books, Vouchers and Securities at the Head Office, and with the Returns from the various Branches and Agencies, and have found the same to be correct.

F. HENDERSON, ? C. S. SHARP, Hongkong, 31st January, 1899.

BOOKS

Auditors.

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BY

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68,291,610.29

62,725,216.58

14,592,602.56 4,392,189.66

$181,755,156.66

New Spelling Book, Exercises in English Conversation,

50 Cents.

(1-2),

40

"}

175-5),

(8-4),

30

13

30

"

NORONHA & Co.,

.$25,259,491.05

3.250,000.00 3,952,081.33 4,907,751.93

Coin lodged with the Hongkong Gov- ernment against Note Circulation in excess of $10,000,000, Bultion in Hand and in Transit,. Inditan and Colonial Scurities........................... INVESTMENTS, viz. :-

£250,000.0.5 23 per cent. Consols lodged with the Bank of England as a Special "Lon- don Reserve,

$1,900,000.00

£475.500.0.0 Consols and other Sterling Securities,..

4 856,170.21

6.766,170.21

ills Discounted, Louns and redits, 64,356,272.16 bills Receivable,

72,505.741.14 Sank Premises,

757,648.84

$181,755,156.06

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Hongkong, May, 1898.

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Published by Authority.

No. 6.

VICTORIA, THURSDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

VOL. XLV.

號六第 日九十二月二十年戌戊

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2

With reference to Government Notification No. 56 of the 2nd instant, the following is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1899.

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART,

Colonial Secretary.

REGULATION

Made by the Governor in Council under section 2 of "The Holidays Ordinance, 1875," this 8th day of February, 1899.

     The Police Magistrate's Department shall be, and the same is hereby, excluded from the operation of the above recited Ordinance on the 11th February, 1899.

COUNCIL CHAMBER,

HONGKONG.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils.

Printed and Published by NORONHA & Co., Printers to the Hongkong Government, Nos. 5, 7 and 9, Zetland Street.

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Published by Authority.

No. 7.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

VOL. XLV.

號七第

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簿五十四第

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 2.

WEDNESDAY, 1ST FEBRUARY, 1899.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir HENRY ARTHUR BLAKE, G.C.M.G.).

His Excellency Major-General WILLIAM JULIUS GASCOIGNE, C.M.G., General Officer Commanding,

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (THOMAS SERCOMBE SMITH).

the Acting Attorney General, (HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK).

??

the Harbour Master, (ROBERT MURRAY RUMSEY, R.N.).

"

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.).

the Acting Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

"1

""

-

the Director of Public Works, (ROBERT DALY ORMSBY).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, C.M.G.

Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.

EMANUEL RAPHAEL BELILIOS, C.M.G.

JAMES JARDINE BELL-IRVING.

WEI YUK.

ABSENT:

The Honourable THOMAS HENDERSON WHITEHEAD.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 25th January, 1899, were read and confirmed.

    REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.--The Acting Colonial Secretary, by command of lis Excellency the Governor, laid on the table the report of the Finance Committee dated the 25th January, 1899, (No. 1), and moved its adoption.

The Acting Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND CONSOLIDATE THE LAW RELATING TO PRISONS.- The Acting Attorney General moved the first reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to,

Bill read a first time,

130

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   BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE NATURALIZATION OF MAK NGAN WAN, alias MAK CHIN K'1, alias MAK SUI NIN, alias MAK YAT Wo, alias MAK SUN.-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

   BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE 5 OF 1866 AND THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANK ORDINANCE AMENDMENT ORDINANCE, 1882.-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported without amendment.

The Acting Attorney General moved the third reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE 8 OF 1870, (PUBLIC BUILDINGS).-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported without amendment.

The Acting Attorney General moved the third reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

BILL Entitled An ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE RESERVATION OF CERTAIN LAND At British Kowloon known AS SUNG WONG T'OI OR SUNG WONG T'ONG.-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported without amendment.

The Acting Attorney General moved the third reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded,

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE DOGS ORDINANCE, 1893.-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899. 131

Council resumed and Bill reported without amendment.

The Acting Attorney General moved the third reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

    BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE REGULATION OF VEHICLES.-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported with amendments.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO SOLICITORS OF THE SUPREME COURT.-The Acting Attorney General moved that the second reading of the Bill be postponed.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned till Wednesday, the 8th February, 1899, at 3 p.m.

Read and confirmed this 8th day of February, 1899.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils.

HENRY A. Blake, Governor.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 68.

The following Bills, which were read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held this day, are published.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, Sth February, 1899.

HONGKONG.

MERCHANT SHIPPING CONSOLIDATION

ORDINANCE, 1899.

TEXT OF THE ORDINANCE.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils.

Section.

1

2

3

PRELIMINARY,

Short Title. Interpretation.

PART I.

REGISTRY.

PART II.

MASTERS AND SEAMEN.

Engagement and Discharge of Seamen.

4

Certificates of Competency.

6

Boarding Houses for Seamen.

Distressed Seamen.

Provisions, Health and Accommodation.

Discipline.

·

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899. 131

Council resumed and Bill reported without amendment.

The Acting Attorney General moved the third reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

    BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE REGULATION OF VEHICLES.-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of the Bill.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported with amendments.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO SOLICITORS OF THE SUPREME COURT.-The Acting Attorney General moved that the second reading of the Bill be postponed.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned till Wednesday, the 8th February, 1899, at 3 p.m.

Read and confirmed this 8th day of February, 1899.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils.

HENRY A. Blake, Governor.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 68.

The following Bills, which were read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held this day, are published.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, Sth February, 1899.

HONGKONG.

MERCHANT SHIPPING CONSOLIDATION

ORDINANCE, 1899.

TEXT OF THE ORDINANCE.

J. G. T. BUCKLE,

Clerk of Councils.

Section.

1

2

3

PRELIMINARY,

Short Title. Interpretation.

PART I.

REGISTRY.

PART II.

MASTERS AND SEAMEN.

Engagement and Discharge of Seamen.

4

Certificates of Competency.

6

Boarding Houses for Seamen.

Distressed Seamen.

Provisions, Health and Accommodation.

Discipline.

·

132

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PART III.

PASSENGER SHIPS.

10

Surveys.

11

General Equipment.

12

Excess of Passengers.

PART IV.

SAFETY.

13

14

Deck and Load-lines.

15

Life-saving Appliances.

Dangerous Goods.

16

Grain Cargoes.

17

Unseaworthy Ships.

18

Foreign Ships Overloading.

PART V.

MARINE COURTS and COURTS OF SURVET.

Marine Courts.

19

20

Courts of Survey.

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

PART VI.

CONTROL OF THE WATERS OF COLONY AND OF

VESSELS USING THE SAME,

Duties of Master.

Quarantine.

Fairways.

Safety of Ships and Prevention of Accidents.

Offences in Waters of Colony.

Removal of Obstructions.

Moorings and Buoys.

Powers of Police.

PART VII.

LIGHTHOUSES, BUOYS OR BEACONS.

Lighthouses.

Light or other Dues.

29

30

31

32

Gap Rock Lighthouse.

33

Damage to Lights, Buoys or Beacons.

Prevention of False Lights.

PART VIII.

34 IMPORTAtion and Storage of ExplOSIVES.

35 36

$

PART IX.

STEAM-SHIPS NOT EXCEEDING SIXTY TONS

AND RIVER STEAMERS.

Steam-ships not exceeding Sixty Tons. River Steamers:

PART X.

JUNKS AND SMALL BOATS.

37

Junks.

38

Boats, Lighters, Hulks, &c.

39

40

41

PART XI.

GENERAL.

Prosecution of Offences and Procedure.

Rules and Regulations.

Remuneration, Fees and Costs.

42

Abstract of Ordinance.

43

Exemption of Ships of War.

44 Repealing Clause.

45

Suspending Clause.

.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899. 133

MERCHANT SHIPPING CONSOLIDATION ORDINANCE,

1899.

COMPARED AND REFERRED TO ORDINANCE No. 26 or 1891, AND TO MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT, 1894.

ARRANGEMENTS OF PARTS, SECTIONS, AND SUB-SECTIONS.

Corresponding Part and Section in Ord. No. 26 of 1891, or in the Imperial Mer- chant Shipping

Act, 1894.

Part Sec.

Sub-

sec.

3

(1)

Sub-

Part Sec.

sec.

PREAMBLE.

PRELIMINARY,

Short Title.

Interpretation,

REGISTRY.

Documents required by ships in waters of

Colony,

Who qualified to hold Colonial Register,

Declaration necessary,

Documents necessary,

Surveyor's certificate,

Marking of ship,

Production of register to Harbour Master,

Colonial Register may be proved,

1

2

w

3

Ceccoccose

Colonial ship may use British flag,

(10)

Change of owner or master,

(10)

(11)

When master a British subject.

(12)

Passengers.

(13)

Subject to Merchant Shipping Act,

(11)

(14)

Duration of Colonial Register,

(12)

(15)

Consent to prosecution,

(13)

II

MASTERS AND SEAMEN.

++

Certificates of Competency.

18

Officers must possess,

Ships to carry certificated officers,.....

10

Colonial Ships not exceeding 60 tons.

Penalty for leaving without,

Logs to be evidence,

Penalties on uncertificated persons,

Examination for certificates of competency,

15

Rules for,

Applicant to give notice to Harbour Master,

Board of Examiners to be appointed,

(11)

Harbour Master to summon Board,

(12)

Fee to be paid by applicant,

(13)

Fees to Members of Board,..

(14)

Certificate to be given,......

(15)

Certificates subject to regulations,

(16)

Copy granted in case of loss,

M.S.A 101

(17)

Certificate to be produced to Superintendent

Mercantile Marine,

(18) | Forgery of certificate,

103 104

??

Engagement and discharge of Seamen,

16

Mercantile Marine Office,

(1)

Shipping of seamen,

(9)

Agreements to he made,

M.S.A 113

Penalty for shipping without agreement,..

113

Fees,

16

Payment of fees and reimbursement.

Seamen not to be discharged without sanction. Place of discharge,

Master to give discharge and account of wages,. (10) l'enalty for forging documents, &c.,

(11)

(10)

22

(1)

16 (13)

(5)

17

De geg

(11)

Forcing or leaving men on shore,

(12)

Seamen free from arrest,

6

Boarding-houses for Seamen,

Establishment and regulation,

Penalty for keeping without licence,

Duties of boarding-house keepers,.

Masters and mates, etc., exempt,

?

Distressed Seamen.

23

(1)

Relief of seamen from ships registered in

Colony,

(2)

Payment out of general revenue,

(3)

Repayment of expenses incurred elsewhere,

8

Provisions, Health, and Accommodation.

British or Colonial ships to carry medicines, Neglect of owner or master,

19

(2)

134

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ARRANGEMENTS OF PARTS, SECTIONS, AND SUB-SECTIONS.

Corresponding Part and Section lin Ord. No. 26 of 1891, or in the Imperial Mer- chant Shipping Act, 1894.

Part Sec

Sub-

sec.

Sub-

Part See.

sec.

11

8

(3) | Inspection of Medical Stores,

M.S.A 202 adapted.

(4)

Masters may require scamen to undergo medi-

cal inspection,

13

(3)

(5)

Boarding-house keepers to report health of

boarders,

(1)

Penalty for obstructing removal to hospital, Deaths, etc., to be reported to Harbour Master,.

Discipline.

(2)

2222

21

Seamen deserting may be apprehended, Ships or houses may be searched,

20

Penalty for harbouring,

Harbour Master may require search,.

Offences against discipline,...................

(6) Expenses by whom payable,

M.S.A 221

225

(6)

OC@BE

PASSENGER SHIPS.

III

10

Surveys.

5

Definition of Passenger Ship,"

M.S.A 267

(1)

Passenger ships to be surveyed,

271

(8)

Shall not clear out, without certificate,

"

Governor may appoint surveyors,

5

Power of surveyors to inspect,

Governor to regulate mode of survey,

Penalty on surveyors receiving fees,.

Surveyors to give declaration,

Transmission of declaration,

(10)

Governor to grant certificate,

(11)

Delivery of certificate to owner,..

(12)

Appeal to Court of Survey...

14

(13)

Report of Court,....

(14)

Costs,

(15) O

Provisions of Ordinance to apply,

(16)

No appeal in certain cases,......

(17)

(18)

(19)

(20)

(21)

(22)

Objection to constitution of Court,

Fees to be paid for certificate, How long certificate to be in force, Governor may cancel certificate, Copy of certificate to be posted, Surveyors to make returns,..

(23) | Penalty for forgery, etc...............

(15)

(16)

M.S.A 282

IV

13

11

(1) (2)

12

General Equipment.

Safety valves, compasses, etc.,

Penalty for improper weight on safety valve,....

Excess of Passengers.

Harbour Master may refuse clearance,...

Penalty on master for taking excess of passen.

gers,

Owner or agent in like manner,.

(4)

Production of passenger certificate,

(6)

Deck passengers,

Not to apply to "Chinese Passenger Ships,"

SAFETY.

Life-saving Appliances.

Governor in Council to make regulations,

Duties of owner and master,

Penalties for neglect,

Power of surveyors,

Surveyor to give notice of deficiency,

Harbour Master not to grant clearance,

4

14

Deck and Load Lines.

40

(1)

Marking of Deck-lines,

(2) Marking of Load-lines,

Penalty for neglecting to mark,..

(4)

(6)

(77)

Government Marine Surveyor to certify,

(8)

Ship to be kept markel,

Penalty for misleading marks,

Ship deemed to be unsafe if disc is submerged, as 1439 Written statement to Harbour Master,..

40

M.S.A 443

40

LO

5

(1)

SCACC

000000

(4)

(3)

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

ARRANGEMENTS OF PARTS, SECTIONS, AND SUB-SECTIONS.

Corresponding Part and Section in Ord. No. 26 of 1891, or in the Imperial Mer- chant Shipping

Act, 1894.

135

Sub-

Part Sec.

sec.

JV15

Dangerous Goods.

(1)

Restrictions on carriage of,

(2)

Penalty for misdescription,.

(3)

Definition of Dangerous Goods,

(4)

Power to refuse to carry,

16

Veszel not to carry more than 20 passengers,

Power to throw overboard,

Forfeiture of goods improperly sent,...

Procedure of Court,

Saving as to Dangerous Goods Ordinance,

Grain Cargoes.

Carriage of grain,

Part Sec.

Sub-

sec.

I 12

(2)

M.S.A 446

360€ se

(1)

(8)

Penalty for improper loading or sending to sea,

Unseaworthy Ships.

17

Sending unseaworthy ships to sea,

Knowingly taking to sea,

Consent of Governor to prosecution,..

18

As to summary conviction,

Power to detain unsafe ships..

Liability of Government,.

Security from complainant,

Supplementary provisions,

Foreign Ships; Overloading..

(1) Application of provision to Foreign ships,

MARINE COURTS AND COURTS OF SURVEY.

Marine Courts.

41

11

10

(1)

V

19

13

FRECCE

(1)

Governor may appoint Marine Court,

(2)

Constitution of ( ourt,

Remuneration of members,

Shipping casualties,

MS.A 464

000

(2)

Cases for inquiry,

13

(3)

Jurisdiction of Court,

M.S.A478

466

(0)

Inquiry not to be held if matter has already

"been subject of investigation,................

478

(7)

Or if inquiry has been commenced in United

Kingdom,

478

(8)

Grounds for suspension of certificate,

470

(9)

Decision of Court,.

470

(10)

Report to Board of Trade,

1470

(11)

Copy of report to be furnished,

470

(12)

(13)

(14)

Additional powers,

Ferson who applies for Coirt to assist,

Board of Trade may order re-hearing..

478

M.S.A 466

13 (4)

(15)

Members to sign report,

(16)

Delivering up of certificate,

(17)

Re-hearing.......

(18)

Rules as to procedure,

(19)

Opportunity for defence,.

***@**

20

Court of Survey.

13

(1)

Constitution of Court, its power and procedure,

(10)

(2)

Bules by Governor in Council,

(11)

(3)

Payment of costs of investigation,...

(13)

(4)

Admiralty Court not affected,

(14)

VI│

1222223

2223

24

(2)

CONTROL OF THE WATERS OF COLONY AND II

OF VESSELS USING THE SAME.

Duties of Master.

Ships to boist their numbers,

To be boarded,

To be moored as ordered by Harbour Master,...

To be entered,

Orders of Harbour Master,

Blue Peter and clearances before departure,..

Quarantine.

(1) Governor in Council make regulations,

Penalty for breach,

Recovery of cesta.

Fairway.

(1) | Fairways to be kept clear,

23

25

25

ee

(1)

(1)

26

(1)

136

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ARRANGEMENTS OF PARTS, SECTIONS, AND SUB-SECTIONS.

Corresponding Part and Section in Ord. No. 26 of 1891, or in the Imperial Mer- chant Shipping

Act, 1894.

Part Sec.

Sub-

sec.

Sub-

Part Sec.

see.

VI 24

Safety of Ships and Prevention of Accidents.

II 27

Lights on junks under weigh...

Lights on all vessels at anchor,

Precautions in case of fire or disturbance,

Governor may make regulations,

25

Offences in Waters of the Colony.

28

I'rohibiting offences.

(1)

Do.,

Fire-arms not to be used,..

26

Removal of Obstructions.

29

(1)

Harbour Master may remove.............

(1)

27

Mooring and Buoys.

30

(1)

Government moorings,

(1)

Private moorings,

(2)

Hulks, etc.,

(3)

Use of moorings,

(1)

Fees for hulks,

(5)

28

88

Governor in Council to made rules,

Powers of Police.

Superintendent and inspector, etc. may board

31

eece

~~ e

(1)

vessels,

(2)

May arrest suspected persons....

(3)

Ship if under weigh may be stopped.

VII

29

(1)

(2)

30

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

**** &e

LIGHTHOUSES, BUOYS OR BEACONS.

Interpretation,

Power to erect,

Power to raise funds,

Power to advance funds,

Light or other dues.

*

Master or agent to pay dues,

Governor in Council may fix time of payment

or exempt, or substitute,

32

FCCE

33

(1)

Tables of dues,

Receipt to be produced before clearance,.

Power to distrain for dues,

Ship's burden how ascertained,

Penalties,

31

Damage to Lights, Buoys, or Beacons.

34

(1)

Penalties for injuring lights, etc.,

(1)

(2)

Governor in Council may make Rules,.

32

Gap Rock Lighthouse.

35

(1)

Sections to apply to...........

(1)

33

Prevention of False Lights.

36

TE

Harbour Master may prohibit,

? | y y? ? ? ? ? = £88

(10)

(11)

(12)

(13)

(14)

(15)

VIII

If not obeyed may abate,........................、

IMPORTATION AND STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES.

34

(2)

(3)

Vessels and buildings to be provided, To be termed Government Depot,... Vessels not to anchor in proximity,

37

(4)

Master or agents to furnish particulars,

Vessel to be taken to specified place,

(6)

Red flag to be exhibited,

(7)

Isolation of ships,

(S)

Export of explosives,

(9)

No transhipment at night,

(12)

(13)

Limits to storage on land,

Police may search,

Governor in Council may make rules,

Storage rent to be paid,

(14)

Penalty for offences,

(15)

Not to affect Ordinance 8 of 1873,

(16)

Ships of war exempted,

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ARRANGEMENTS OF PARTS, SECTIONS, AND SUB-SECTIONS.

Corresponding Part and Section lin Ord. No. 26 of 1891, or in the Imperial Mer- chant Shipping

Act, 1891.

137

Part Sec.

Sub-

sec.

IX

336

35

(1)

STEAMSHIPS NOT EXCEEDING 60 TONS AND RIVER STEAMERS.

Steamships not exceeding 60 tons.

Not to ply for hire without licence,

Regulations,

Alteration of regulations,

Harbour Master may grant licence,

Penalty for excess passengers,

Penalty for unlicensed vessel,

Plying without certificated master, etc.,

Pressure on safety valve,

Exhibition of lights,

Part Sec.

Sub-

sec.

II

7

Cancellation of licence,

Report of arrival,

(12)

Anchorage pass,

(12)

(18)

Not to remove without a clearance,

(13)

(14)

Night clearance,

(14)

(15)

Notice of departure,

(15)

(16)

Special permits,...

(16)

(17)

Penalty,

(17)

(18)

Improper use of licence,

(18)

(19)

Orders of Harbour Master,

(19)

(20)

Offence against regulations,

(20)

(21)

Certain ships exempted,

(21)

(22)

Boilers to be surveyed,

(22)

(23)

Use of unsurveyed ships,.

(23)

(24)

Fees for surveys,

(24)

(25)

Application of section,

(25)

36

River Steamers.

00

Licences to be granted,

Period of licence,

(1)

(2)

Penalty for excess passengers,..

JUNKS AND SMALL BOATS.

300

X

37

XI

Junks.

Interpretation,

Harbour Master's stations,

Anchorage for junks,

Unlicensed junks,

Do.,

Report of arrival,

Anchorage pass,.......

.........

38

Not to remove without clearance,

Not to leave at night,

(10)

Flag hoisted before departure,

(11)

Special permits,.

(12)

Penalty for unlawful use of licence, &c.,

(13)

Trading licences,.

(21)

(14) Fishing licences,

(26)

(15)

Licences to other vessels,..

(28)

(16)

Unlicensed fishing vessels

(27)

(17)

Orders of Harbour Master,

(22)

(18)

Discipline of harbour,

(23)

(19)

Penalty for disobeying,

(24)

(20)

Bringing mendicants into Colony,

(16)

(21)

Power to board junk,

(17)

(22)

Levy on junk,

(19)

(23)

Transfer on sale of junk,

(20)

(24)

Trial of offences,

(25)

Governor in Council to make regulations,

(25)

(26)

Penalties,

(12)

(27)

Do.,

(13)

(28)

Do.,

*****

(14)

38

Boats, Lighters, Hulks, etc.

39

30

(1)

(2)

39

Governor in Council to make regulations,.... Passengers in overcrowded boats,

GENERAL.

Prosecution of offences and Procedure.

Application of certain parts of M.S.A.,

Trial of offences,

Recovery of penalties,

Service of documents,

Powers of Magistrates,

Power to detain ship,

Taking detained ship to sea. Taking detaining officer to sea,

...

12223

42

(15)

43 (1)

esce

(1)

(2)

M.S.A 692

??

42

|(3)(4) (5)

42

(6)

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

.

ARRANGEMENTS OF PARTS, SECTIONS, AND SUB-SECTIONS.

Part Sec.

Sub-

sec.

XI 39

(9)

Proof of exemption,

(10)

140

Forgery of documents,

Rules and Regulations.

Corresponding

Part and Section in Ord. No. 26 of 1891, or in the Imperial Mer- chant Shipping

Act, 1894.

Part Sec.

II 42

Sub.

sec.

M.S.A 697

42 (16)

***

Governor in Council to make,

Penalties,

Publication of Rules,

Effect of publication,

42

***€

41

Remuneration, Fees and Costs.

(1)

Remuneration of certain persons,

(2)

Costs, &c..

(3)

Fees payable under Ordinance,

42

Abstract of Ordinance.

(1)

Abstract to be supplied,

42

(13)

(14)

44 (1) (2)

45

(1)

43

Exemption of Ships of War.

(1) | Ships of War exempt,

MS4741

144

Repealing Clause.

(1) Ordinances repealed,

46

(1)

45

Suspending Clause.

(1)

Date of Ordinance coming into operation,.

477

(1)

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899:

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance to consolidate and amend the Laws Title.

relating to Merchant Shipping, the duties of the Harbour Master, the control and manage- ment of the waters of the Colony, and the regulation of vessels navigating the same.

WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the Preamble. laws relating to merchant shipping, the duties of the Har- bour Master, the control and management of the waters of the Colony, and the regulation of all vessels navigating the same: Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows

PRELIMINARY.

1. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as The Short title. Merchant Shipping Consolidation Ordinance, 1898.

2. In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise Interpretation requires, the following expressions have the respective clause.

meanings hereby assigned to them, that is to say,-

66

Stipendiary Magistrate" means and includes any Police Magistrate of the Colony, and the Marine Magistrate: "Master" includes every person (except a pilot) having

command or charge of any ship:

"Seaman" includes every person (except masters, pilots and apprentices duly indentured and registered) em- ployed or engaged in any capacity on board any ship : "Vessel" includes any ship or boat, or any other de-

scription of vessel used in navigation:

44

Ship" includes any description of vessel used in navi- gation not propelled by oars, except Chinese junks or lorchas not propelled by steam :

"Junk" includes "Lorcha," and any sea-going sailing vessel of Chinese or other Asiatic build, construction, and rig:

"Lorcha" includes any sea-going sailing vessel of Euro- pean build and construction, but of Chinese or other Asiatic rig, or of Chinese or other Asiatic build and construction, but of European rig :

Steam-ship" means any vessel propelled by steam : "Colonial Ship" means and includes every ship provided with a Certificate of Colonial Registry under part I. of this Ordinance:

"River Steamer" means any steam-ship, exceeding 60 tons Register, having a Passenger Certificate under sub- section 10 of section 10 of this Ordinance, and regularly plying between the Colony and any port or place on the Canton River, or West River, or Macao: "Passenger" includes any person carried in a ship other than the master and crew, and the owner, his family and servants :

"Tons,'

"" 66

Tonnage" means tons and tonnage, as calcu- lated according to British measurement of registered tonnage:

"The Waters of the Colony" means the navigable waters within the jurisdiction of the Government of this Colony :

"Local Trade Limits" means the water surrounding the Island of Hongkong within the following bound- aries, viz. :-

On the East.-A north and south line drawn through

the Fowtomoon Pass.

On the West.-A north and south line drawn through

the Capsingmoon Pass.

On the South.-An east and west line drawn through

the centre of Lochau or Beaufort Island : "Harbour Limits" means the waters of the Colony within

the following boundaries :-

On the East.-A line drawn from "North Point " on

the Island of Hongkong to Kowloon City. On the West. A line drawa, from the westernmost point of Hongkong, to the western side of Green Island, continued to the western point of Stonecutters' Island, thence to the north point of Stonecutters' Island, continued on au East and West line to the mainland:

"Harbour Master" includes any person deputed or au- thorised by the Harbour Master to execute any power or perform any duty vested in or imposel upon him by this Ordinance.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11? FEBRUARY, 1899.

Documents required by ships in the

waters of the Colony.

Who qualified

to hold Colonial Registers.

Declaration necessary.

Documents necessary for Colonial Registry.

Surveyor's certificate.

Marking of ships.

PART I.

REGISTRY.

3.-(1.) Every ship trading in or from the waters of this Colony must be provided with either-

(a.) a Certificate of Registry in conformity with The

Imperial Merchant Shipping Acts; or

(b.) a Certificate of Colonial Registry under this part-

of the Ordinance; or

(c.) a Certificate of Foreign Registry or other document similar or equivalent to that required in the case of a British or Colonial ship; or

(d.) in the case of a steam-ship not exceeding 60 tons

a licence under section 35 of this Ordinance. (2.) The Governor may, at his discretion, grant a Certifi- cate of Colonial Registry as hereinafter provided to-

(a.) Any person, or body corporate, qualified to be the owner of a British ship as described in section 1 of The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894;

(b.) Any Chinese person resident within the Colony applying for the same, provided such applicant be a registered lessee of Crown lauds within this Colony, and that he tenders, as securities for the due performance by him of all the requirements of this section, two other Crown lessees, and that ho and such lessees be, severally reported by the Regis- trar General to be each worth five thousand dollars in this Colony, and, should such applicant be a member of any shop or partnership, that the seal or chop of such shop or partnership be also affixed to the security to be given by him.

(3.) When any person as aforesaid shall be desirous of obtaining a Certificate of Colonial Registry, such person shall forward to the Colonial Secretary an application therefor, together with a declaration in writing stating that the ship for which such registry is sought is intended to be employed solely in voyages with China: Provided always, that should such declaration be false, or the Colonial ship to which it relates not be employed in conformity with it, the registry thereby obtained shall, ipso facto, become null and void.

(4.) A Certificate of Colonial Registry shall be issued by the Registrar of Shipping on production to him of the following documents :-

(a.) The surveyor's certificate as hereinafter provided; (b.) A declaration of ownership with proof thereof to

the satisfaction of the Registrar of Shipping; (c.) In the case of a Chinese person a joint and several bond of the owner and two sureties binding each and every of the several obligees under a penal sum of five thousand dollars, to comply with all the pro- visions of this Ordinance, and with all the laws binding on British subjects with regard to trade with China. (5.) The surveyor's certificate, referred to in sub-section 4 of this section, shall be a certificate granted by the Gov- ernment Marine Surveyor specifying the proper measure- ment of the ship, the particulars descriptive of her identity, that such ship has proper anchors and chains, that the boiler and machinery (if a steam-ship) and the sails (if a sailing ship) are in good condition, and that she 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. Such name shall, before registry, be painted in white or yellow letters not less than four inches long, upon some conspicuous part of her stern and on each bow, in a distinct and legible manner, and, in the case of a Chinese owned vessel, in Roman letters and in Chinese characters, and shall be M.S.A. 1894, so kept and preserved. A scale of feet denoting her draught of water shall also be marked on each side of her stem and of her stern post, in such manner as the Government Marine Surveyor shall

For the breach of any of the pro- approve. visions of this sub-section, the owner, or (in the absence of the owner from the Colony) the master, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars.

sec. 7.

Production of

Master,

(7.) The Certificate of Registry of every Colonial ship Colonial regis- shall be produced once at least every six months to the ter to Harbour Harbour Master, who shall endorse the date of such pro- duction on such register. On failure of such production, such register may be forfeited unless satisfactory cause for such non-production be shown to the Harbour Master,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11r. FEBRUARY, 1899.

(8.) Every register, certificate, endorsement, declaration, Colonial regis- or bond authorised or required by this section, may be pro- ters. &c. may ved in any Court of Justice, or before any person having by be proved. 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 certi- fied under the hand of the Registrar of Shipping, 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 document, 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 any ship British flag. lawfully possessing a Certificate of Colonial Registry under this Ordinance.

master.

(10.) Any change of ownership in any Colonial ship Change of shall render her registry null and void, and the register shall owner or be at once delivered up to the Registrar of Shipping, and any change of master shall be endorsed upon the register by the Harbour Master.

(11.) The master of every ship provided with a Certificate When master of Colonial Registry under sub-section (2) (b) of this section must be a must be a natural-born British subject.

British subject.

(12.) No Colonial ship, exceeding 60 tous, shall carry Passengers. more than 12 passengers for hire, unless she is provided with a Passenger Certificate under section 10 of this Ordi- nance. If not exceeding 60 tons, she shall not carry any passengers for hire unless she is provided with a License from the Harbour Master under section 35.

&c.

(13.) Every Colonial ship shall be, in every respect, Subject to subject to the provisions of this Ordinance and (except Merchant where the same are inconsistent with the terms of this Shipping Acts, Ordinance) to the provisions of The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, and to any Acts amending the same, in the same manner and to the same extent as British ships registered under the said Act are subject thereto.

(14.) Any Certificate of Colonial Registry granted under Duration of this section shall be in force and effect for one year from Colonial the date of such certificate, and no longer, and such certificate register. shall be renewable by endorsement on the same, by the Registrar of Shipping: Provided always that whether the certificate is intended to be renewed or not it shall be delivered into the custody of the Registrar of Shipping 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 Colony. The owner, agent, or master of any such ship neglecting to comply with the requirements of this sub-section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding $500.

(15.) No prosecution shall be instituted under this sec- Consent to tion unless under the fiat of the Attorney General.

PART II.

MASTERS AND SEAMEN.

Certificates of Competency.

prosecution.

to possess certificates.

4.--(1.) The name of a master, first, only, or second mate, Masters, mates or first, or second engineer, shall not be attached to the and engineers register, or articles of agreement, of any British or Colonial ship, unless such master, mate, or engineer shall possess a (No. 26 of Certificate of service or competency granted in the United 1891, sec. 16.) Kingdom under The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, or a Colonial Certificate of Competency declared by Order of Her Majesty in Council to be of the same force as if it had

been granted under the said Act.

60 tons.

(2.) Every British ship, and every Colonial ship exceed- British ships ing 60 tons, and every Foreign ship holding a Passenger and Colonial Certificate under section 10 of this Ordinance shall, when ships exceeding leaving the waters of the Colony, be provided with officers (M. S. A., 1894, who possess valid certificates of competency of a grades. 92.) appropriate to their stations in the ship, or of a higher grade, according to the following scale :-

*

(a.) In any case with a duly certificated master; (b.) If the ship is of one hundred tons or upwards, with at least one officer besides the master holding a cer- tificate not lower than that of only mate, or, of mate of a river steamer, in the case of river steamers; (c) If the ship carries more than one mate, with at

least the first and second mate duly certificated; (d.) If the ship is a steam-ship of one hundred nominal horse-power or upwards, with at least two engineers,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1890%

one of whom shall be a first-class and the other a first-class or second-class engineer duly certificated: (e.) If the ship is a steam-ship of less than one hundred nominal horse-power, with at least one engineer who is a first-class or second-class engineer duly certificated. Colonial ships (3.) Every Colonial ship, not exceeding 60 tons, trading not exceeding or plying for hire shall, when leaving the waters of the Colony, be provided with officers who possess valid Certifi- cates of Competency according to the following scale:--

60 tons.

Ship leaving

without

certificated

officers.

Logs to be evidence. (No. 26 of

1891, sec. 16.)

Penalties on

persons. (No. 26 of

1891, sec. 16.)

(a.) The master must possess a certificate appropriate to the grade of second mate, or of a higher grade. (b.) The engineer (in the case of a steam-ship) must possess a certificate appropriate to the grade of second class engineer, or of a higher grade. (4.) The master of any British, or Colonial ship leaving the waters of the Colony without having on board and entered on the register and articles of agreement, officers possessing the certificates required by this section, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars, and it shall be lawful for the Harbour Master to refuse a port clearance to any such ship, or to any Foreign ship holding a passenger certificate under section 10 of this Ordinance, in case of non- compliance with the provisions of sub-section (2), and if any ship to which this sub-section refers leaves or attempts to leave any Port in the Colony without a clearance the master thereof shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars.

(5.) In any proceeding in a Court of Justice against any person for a breach of the provisions of this Ordinance, all entries in the official log and the articles of agreement shall be received in evidence subject to all just exceptions.

(6.) Every person who, having been engaged in any of the uncertificated capacities mentioned in sub-sections (2) or (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 with- out ascertaining that he is at the time entitled to, or pos- sessed of, such certificate as is required by this section, shall, for each such offence, be liable to a penalty not exceed ing two hundred and fifty dollars.

Examinations.

(7.) Examinations shall be instituted for persons who (Ibid, sec. 15.) wish to procure certificates of competency as masters, mates,

or engineers in the mercantile marine.

Rules for. (Ibid.)

Applicant to

give notice to

flarbour Master. (Ibio.)

Board of

Examiners to be appointed. (Ibid.) Constitution of Board.

Harbour Master to

summon board and notify applicant. (Ibid.)

Fee to be paid by applicant. (Ibid.)

Fees to members of

board.

(8.) 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.

(9.) Whenever any person shall be desirous of obtaining 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.

(10.) It shall thereupon be lawful for the Governor to constitute 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 Master, and of the remaining two one or both shall be Com- missioned Officers in the Royal Navy, or masters, or duly qualified engineers in the mercantile marine.

(11.) Upon such appointment being notified to the Har- bour 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.

(12.) 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 fifteen dollars.

(13.) Every member of the board, except the Harbour Master, and Assistant Harbour Master, the Marine Surveyor (Ibid, and No. 9 and the Assistant Marine Surveyor, shall be entitled to receive out of the public revenue of the Colony a fee of five dollars for the examination of each applicant.

of 1892.)

Certificate to be given to su/cessful candilates. (ibid.)

(14.) Every 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, upon the recommendation of the beard, a certificate of competency signed by the Governor.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

(Ibid.)

(15.) Certificates of competency granted under this section Certificates shall be subject to the Regulations made under the Order subject to of Her Majesty in Council dated the 9th May, 1891, with regulations. respect to the use, delivery, cancellation and suspension of Colonial certificates of competency and to any further regulations which may subsequently be made under the same authority.

of loss.

(16.) If a master, mate, or engineer proves to the satis- Copy to be faction of the Governor that he has, without fault on his granted in case part, lost or been deprived of a certificate already granted (MS. A., 1894, to him under this section, the Governor shall, and in any s. 101 ) other case may, upon payment of such fee (if any) as he directs, cause a copy of the certificate to which, by the record kept, he appears to be entitled, to be delivered to bim; and such copy shall have all the effect of the original.

(17.) The master of a ship, on signing the agreement Certificates to with the crew before the Superintendent of the Mercantile be produced. Marine Office, shall produce to him the certificates of com-

(Ibid, s 103.) petency which the master, mates, and engineers of the ship are hereby required to hold.

(18.) If any person-

Forgery of

(a.) forges or fraudulently alters, or assists in for- certificate.

(Ibid, s. 104.) ging or fraudulently altering, or procures to be forged or fraudulently altered, any certificate of competency, or an official copy of any such certific- ate; or

(b.) makes, assists in making, or procures to be made, any false representation for the purpose of procuring either for himself or for other

any

person a certificate

of competency; or

(c.) fraudulently uses a certificate or copy of a certifi- cate of competency which has been forged, altered, cancelled or suspended, or to which he is not entitled

or

;

(d.) fraudulently lends his certificate of competency or

allows it to be used by any other person; person shall in respect of each offence be guilty of a misdemeanor.

that

Engagement and Discharge of Seamen.

5.-(1.) It shall be lawful for the Governor to appoint Mercantile within the Colony a place to be called the Mercantile Marine Marine Office. Office, at which place shall be conducted all the business (N?. 26 of

                     1891, sec. 16.) connected with the engagement and discharge of seamen on board British and Colonial ships, and ships whose flag is not represented by a Consular Officer, such ships being in the waters of the Colony.

The Harbour Master shall be the Superintendent of the said Mercantile Marine Office.

The present Mercantile Marine Office shall be deemed to be the place appointed until the Governor shall appoint some other place.

(2.) No seaman shall, except with the sanction of the Shipping of Harbour Master, be shipped to do duty on board a British seamen, or Colonial ship, or any foreign ship whose flag is not re- (Ibid.) presented by a Consular Officer resident in the Colony, elsewhere than at the Mercantile Marine Office, and the Superintendent shall require such seaman to produce to him his certificate of discharge from the last ship, and ail- ing the production of such certificate, such seaman shall be bound to give satisfactory explanation to the Harbour Master of the cause of the non-production thereof.

be made.

(3.) The master of every British ship, and of every Colonial Agreement to ship exceeding sixty tons registered tonnage, and of every (M. S. A., 1894, foreign ship whose flag is not represented by a Consular s. 118.) Officer resident in the Colony, shall enter into an agreement with every seaman whom he engages in this Colony and carries to sea as one of his crew, in the form and manner provided by The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894.

(4.) If a master of any such ship carries any seaman to Penalty for sea without entering into an agreement with him in accord- shipping with- ance with the preceding sub-section, he shall be liable to a out agreement.

                     (Ibid.) fine not exceeding fifty dollars.

(5.) Such fees not exceeding the sums specified in table Fees. (No. 26 of I in the schedule hereto, as are from time to time fixed by 1891, sec. 16.) the Governor in Council, shall be payable upon all engage- ments and discharges; and the Superintendent shall cause a scale of such fees to be prepared and to be conspicuously placed in the Mercantile Marine Office, and the Super- intendent may refuse to proceed with any engagement or discharge, unless the fees payable thereon are first paid.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

Payment of fces on Engagement and discharge of seamen.

No seaman to

tion and due

(6.) Every master of a ship engaging or discharging any seamen or seaman at the Mercantile Marine Office shall par to the Superintendent the whole of the fees hereby made payable in respect of such engagement or discharge, and may, for the purpose of in part reimbursing himself, deduct in respect of each such engagement or discharge from the wages of all persons (except apprentices) so engaged or discharged and retain any sums not exceeding the sums specified in that behalf in the table marked J in the schedule bereto: Provided that, if in any cases the sums which the master is so entitled to deduct exceed the amount of the fee payable by him, such excess shall be paid by him to the superintendent in addition to such fec.

(7.)-(a.) No master shall discharge in this Colony any be discharged seaman from any ship, British or Foreign, without the sanc- without sanction of the Harbour Master or of the Consular Officer (if provision for any) representing the nation to which such ship belongs maintenance. and unless duc provision is made for the subsistence and maintenance of such seaman to the satisfaction of the Har- bour Master in the case of a British ship or of a Foreign ship whose flag is not represented in the Colony by a Con- sular Officer, or to the satisfaction of such Consular Officer in the case of a Foreign ship whose flag is so represented; and any master discharging a seaman in contravention of this sub-section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars.

Penalty for wrongfully remaining behind.

Place of discharge. (Ord. 26 of 1891, sec. 16.)

(b.) Any seaman being part of the crew of any ship, who shall wilfully or negligently remain in the Colony after the departure of such ship, shall be liable to a penalty not ex- ceeding twenty-five dollars or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding one month.

(8.) No seaman shall, except with the sanction of the Harbour Master, be discharged from a British or Colonial ship, or any foreign ship whose flag is not represented by a Consular Officer resident in the Colony, elsewhere than at the Mercantile Marine Office, and every seaman dis- charged from a foreign ship so represented, shall, within twenty-four hours of being discharged at the office of his Consular Officer, produce to the Harbour Master, or some person deputed by him, a certificate of his discharge, signed by such Consular Officer, and shall in default be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars, and in default of payment to imprisonment not exceeding twenty-one days. (9.) Whenever any seaman shall be discharged at the give to seaman Mercantile Marine Office from any ship within the Colony, the discharged in master of such ship shall give at the time of such dis- Colony certifi-

charge to such seaman a written certificate of discharge, cate of dis-

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.

Master shall

charge, and, if required, an account of

wages.

(Ibid.)

Penalties for

forging of doc- uments, and for false des- criptions and statements.

(10.) 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 (Ibid, sec. 22.) person having lawful authority to demand such information, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars, and in default to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two months with or without hard labour.

Forcing or leaving

seamen on shore. (No. 26 of

(11.) If the master or any other person belonging to any British ship wrongfully forces on shore and leaves behind or otherwise wilfully and wrongfully leaves behind in this Colony any seaman or apprentice belonging to such ship 1891, sec. 16.) before the completion of the voyage for which such seaman or apprentice was engaged he shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars or to imprison- ment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding six months.

No seaman

(12.) No seaman, who shall have been actually shipped shipped under on board any vessel in compliance with this Ordinance, this Ordinance shall, during the time for which he is then shipped, be arrest on civil liable to be arrested on civil process, unless the debt or demand shall exceed the sum of five hundred dollars: " in this para- (Ibid, sec. 17.) Provided always, that by the term "seaman

liable to

process.

graph shall be meant only a person who 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, wates, or engineers.

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Boarding-houses for Secmen.

6.-(1.) The Harbour Master shall, with the consent of Establishment a Police Magistrate, have power to license a sufficient and regulation number of fit and proper persons to keep boarding-houses of boarding-

                    houses. for seamen, not being Chinese, and every such licence shall

(No. 26 of be countersigned by the Colonial Secretary, and shall be 1891, sec. 17.) 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 under a penalty of twenty-five dollars, for each seamau lodged at one time in excess of such number, and shall not be granted until there have been constructed in the house to be licensed suitable rooms to be approved by the Harbour Master; and no such boarding-house shall be a house licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors, nor shall any charge for intoxicating liquor be allowed in any account for the amount of which any seaman may be indebted, or stated to be indebted, to any person, and such boarding- house shall not be a part of a house; 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 of any Inspector of Police. And the Harbour Master may refuse to grant any such license, and may limit the number and description of seamen to be boarded in each house, and may make, rescind and vary rules subject to the approval by the Governor and to publication thereof in The Gazette 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 for any infraction of any one of such rules the offender in every instance shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars, and for a second offence may be deprived, if the keeper of such house, of his license as an additional punishment.

Provided that unless and until such rules are made, rescinded or varied the rules in table K of the schedule to this Ordinance shall apply.

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

house.

(2.) If any person not having obtained a license required Penalty for by the preceding sub-section for keeping a boarding-house keeping an for seamen, shall keep one, he shall be liable to a penalty not unlicensed exceeding the sum of one hundred dollars; and the fact of boarding- more than one seaman boarding or lodging in the house of (Ibid.) any person shall be prima 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 unfur- nished house for the residence of himself, or his family, and boarding himself therein.

(3.) Every licensed keeper of a boarding-house for seamen Duties of shall cause daily to be entered in a book, in English, the name boarding- and description of each additional seaman who has, on that house keepers.

(Ibid.) 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 such 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. bis book, of the seamen on that day boarding or lodging in his house, and of those seamen, boarders, or lodgers, 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 the Mercantile Marine 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 sub-section shall render the boarding-house keeper liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars.

officers may

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

lolge elve-

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Relief of sea- men belonging

to vessels registered in this Colony. (Ibid. sec. 23.)

Payment of expenses incurred in the Colony for relief of such

seamen.

(Ibid.)

Distressed Seamen.

7.-(1.). All expenses, which shall be incurred under the provisions of The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, in the relief of distressed seamen who at the time of such relief being granted shall have last served in a ship registered in this Colony, and all expenses incurred in the United Kingdom in the relief and returning to this Colony all dis- tressed seamen who last served in such a ship, shall 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 expenses which may be incurred in the Colony for the relief of such seamen as aforesaid, under the provisions of the said Act or of any regulations in that behalf which may be made, from time to time, by the Governor in Council. Governor may

(3.) It shall be lawful for the Governor, from time to order re-pay- time, to order the re-payment, out of any such monies as ment of expen- aforesaid, of all sums which shall have been expended under ses incurred

the provisions of the said Act by the Imperial Government, elsewhere than in the

or by the "Shipwrecked Mariners' Society" or by the Gov- Colony. ernment of any British colony, or by any British Consular (Ibid) Officer in any neighbouring foreign country, in and about the relief of such seamen as aforesaid, and such sums shall be refunded in such manner as the Governor shall think fit, or as a Secretary of State for the time being may direct.

Provisions, Health and Accommodation.

Ships to carry medicines, medical

accordance

with scale issued by Board of Trade.

sec. 19.)

8.-(1.) The owner, agent, or master of every British or Colonial ship navigating between this Colony and any stores, &c. in 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 a copy of the book or books issued (No.26 of 1891, by the said Board containing instructions for dispensing the same, and also a sufficient quantity of anti-scorbutics, to be served out to the crew, of proper quality, and in accordance with the requirements of The Merchant Ship- ping Act, 1894, or any Act hereafter amending the same.

(2.) The master, owner, or agent of any such ship who neglecting to shall wilfully neglect or refuse to provide, and keep on provide

board such medicines, medical stores, books of instructions, medicines and and anti-scorbutics as are by this section required, shall be to be guilty of guilty of a misdemeanour, and shall, upon summary con- misdemeanour. viction before any Stipendiary Magistrate, be liable to a (Ibid.)

penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars. Inspection of medical

Owners

medical stores

stores.

(M. S. A., 1894, sec. 202.)

Masters of ships before shipping

seamen may require them to undergo medical inspection. (No 26 of 1891, sec. 18.)

Keepers of licensed boarding- houses to report state of boarder's health. (Ibid.)

(3.) It shall be the duty of the Health Officer of the Port to inspect the medicines, medical stores and anti- scorbutics of any British or Colonial ship navigating between this Colony and any place out of the same, and if such articles are deficient in quantity or quality he shall give notice to the master of the ship and to the Harbour Master; and the Harbour Master shall, before granting a clearance to such ship, require a certificate from the Health Officer that the default has been remedied, and if such certificate is not produced the ship shall be detained.

(4.) The master of any ship, before shipping any sea- man, may require that such seaman shall be inspected by the Principal Civil Medical Officer, and the Principal Civil Medical Officer 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.

(5.) Every keeper of a licensed boarding-house for seamen, in the list of seamen resident in his house, which he 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 affected with a contagious disease, shall be removed by warrant under the hand of the Harbour Master to a hospital, where he shall be kept until he be, and shall have obtained a certificate of his having been so discharged, which cer- tificate 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

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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 hospital 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 Medical Officer in charge of the hospital to which such seaman may be removed or by an Assistant Surgeon that the disease with which he may be affected is of such a nature as that the keeper of the boarding-house could, with ordinary and reasonable observation, have ascertained its existence; 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.

removal to

(6.) If any seaman affected with a contagious disease, and Penalty for reported so to be by the keeper of the boarding-house in offering any which such seaman may be residing, shall refuse or offer obstruction to any hindrance or obstruction to his removal to a hospital; hospital. or having been removed to a hospital, shall attempt to leave (Ibid.) 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 of the fact of his being so affected, then, and in every such case, such seaman so offending shall be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars, or imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for any term not exceeding one month.

(7.) In the event of the death of any of the crew, pas- Deaths, or sengers, or other persons occurring on board of any ship in desertions to the waters of the Colony, or of the desertion of any of the be reported.

((Ibid. sec. 21.) crew of any British or Colonial ship, or ship whose flag is not represented by a Consular Officer resident in the Ord. 20 of Colony, or in the case of the death of any passenger on 1885. board of any ship in the course of a voyage to the Colony, the master of such ship shall forthwith, or on the arrival of the ship at Hongkong, as the case may be report the same to the Harbour Master, and in default shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars for every death, or desertion, which he shall neglect to report.

Discipline.

(Ibid. sec. 20.)

9.-(1.) (a.) If any seaman or apprentice belonging to Seamen the crew of any British ship shall desert therefrom, or or apprentices absent himself from his duty while such ship is within the deserting waters of the Colony, it shall be lawful for any Police hended and

                   may be appre- Officer, or for the master or person in charge of the ship, or put on board for any one specially deputed by such master or person in the vessels to charge, to arrest such seaman without warrant and convey

                   which they him before a Stipendiary Magistrate; and in case such belong. 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 of Or may be con- security within the Colony, for any period until he can fined in gaol. be put on board his ship at her departure from the port, or until he shall be demanded by the master of the ship: Provided always, that the said period of confinement shall not, in the absence of such departure or demand, exceed three months.

(b.) If any seaman or apprentice deserts when within M. S. A. 1894, the waters of the Colony from a merchant ship belonging sec. 238. to a subject of any foreign country to which an Order of Her Majesty in Council has declared that section 238 of of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, shall apply, any Court justice or officer that would have had cognizance of the matter if the seaman or apprentice had deserted from a British ship, shall, on the application of a Consular officer of the foreigh country, aid in apprehending the deserter, and for that purpose may, on information given on oath, issued a warrant for his apprehension, and, on proof of the desertion, order him to be conveyed on board his ship or delivered to the master or mate of his ship, or to the owner of the ship or his agent to be so conveyed; and any such warrant or order may be executed accordingly; and if

any person harbours or secrets any deserter liable to be appre- hended under this sub-section knowing or having reason to believe that he has deserted, that person shall for each offence be liable on summary conviction before a Stipendiary Magistrate to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars,

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searched for deserters from ships. (Ord. 26 of 1891.)

Ships or

(2.) It shall be lawful for a Magistrate, upon complaint houses may be of the master of any ship, to the effect that he has reason- able cause to believe that any seaman who has deserted while such ship is within the waters of the Colony is harboured, secreted, 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 sea- man shall, with all convenient speed, be brought before a Stipendiary Magistrate, to be dealt with as is, hereinbefore, directed.

Penalty on

(3.) If

any person whatsoever shall harbour, conceal, em- persous har-

ploy, or retain, or assist in harbouring, concealing, employ- bouring deserters from ing, or retaining any scaman belonging to the crew of any slips.

British ship, who shall have descrted therefrom, or otherwise (Ibid.) absconded, 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- vour to cause, induce, or persuade any such seaman, in any 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 summary conviction thereof before a Stipen- diary Magistrate, be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, or imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding six months.

Harbour Mas-

ter or deputy may require the master

(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 is concealed on board of such to search for ship, proceed on board thereof, and then and there require suspected de- her master to institute due and diligent search for such deser- sorters, and to ter, and further, if he deem it necessary, require the master to make oath or solemu declaration that to the best of his knowledge and belief, after due and diligent 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 be liable, upon summary con- viction, to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars, and imprisonment until such fine be paid.

make declara- tion of such search. Penalty. (Ibid.)

Offences

against disci- pline.

(M. S. A 1891 sec. 221.)

(Ibid.):

(M. 8. A. 1894, sec. 225.)

Ord.26 of 1891, sec. 20; also

M. S. A. 1894.

(5.) If a seaman lawfully engaged, or an apprentice to the sea service, commits any of the following offences within the waters of the Colony, he shall be liable to be punished summarily as follows :-

(a.) if he deserts from his ship he shall be guilty of the offence of desertion, and be liable to forfeit all or any part of the effects he leaves on board, and of the wages which he has then earned, and also, to satisfy any excess of wages paid by the master or owner of the ship to any substitute engaged in his place at a higher rate of wages than the rate stipul- ated to be paid to him; and also, he shall be liable to imprisonment for any period not exceeding twelve weeks with or without hard labour;

(b.) If he neglects, or refuses without reasonable cause, to join his ship, or to proceed to sea in his ship, or is absent without leave at any time within twenty- four hours of the ship's sailing from this Colony, either at the commencement or during the progress of a voyage, or is absent at any time without leave and without sufficient reason from his ship or from his duty, he shall, if the offence does not amount to desertion, or is not treated as such by the master, be guilty of the offence of absence without leave, and be liable to forfeit out of his wages a sum not exceeding two days' pay, and in addition for every twenty-four hours of absence, either a sum not exceeding six days' pay, or any expenses properly incurred in hiring a substitute; and also, he shall be liable to imprisonment for any period not exceed- ing ten weeks with or without hard labour; (c.) If he quits the ship without leave after her arrival and before she is placed in security, he shall be liable to forfeit out of his wages a sum not exceed- ing one month's pay;

(d.) If he is guilty of wilful disobedience to any law- ful command, he shall be liable to imprisoument for a period not exceeding four weeks, and also, at the

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discretion of the Court, to forfeit out of his wages a

sum not exceeding two days' pay;

(e.) If he is guilty of continued wilful disobedience to (Ibid.)

lawful commands, or continued wilful neglect of duty, he shall be liable to imprisonment for a period not exceeding twelve weeks, and also, at the discretion of the Court, to forfeit for every twenty- four hours continuance of disobedience or neglect, either a sum not exceeding six days' pay, or any expenses properly incurred in hiring a substitute; (f.) If he assaults the master or any mate or certificated M. S. A. 1894

engineer of the ship, he shall be liable to imprison- sec. 225. ment for a period not exceeding twelve weeks;

(g.) If he combines with any of the crew to disobey (Ibid.)

lawful commands, or to neglect duty, or to impede the navigation of the ship or the progress of the voyage, he shall be liable to imprisonment for a period not exceeding twelve weeks;

(h.) If he wilfully damages his ship, or embezzles or (Ibid.)

wilfully damages any of her stores or cargo, he shall be liable to forfeit out of his wages a sum equal to the loss thereby sustained, and also, at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for a period not exceeding twelve weeks:

Provided that in the case of a Foreign Ship the Magistrate may only deal with cases arising out of the offences named in (d), (e), (f), and (g) of this sub-section, and provided also that if there is a Consular officer resident at Hongkong of the nation to which such ship belongs the Magistrate shall not deal with any case, unless thereto requested by such officer in writing, and unless such Consular officer shall undertake that any such seaman shall not become a charge on the Colony in consequence of being so dealt with at bis request.

(6.) All expenses incidental to the apprehension, and Expenses by confinement, of any seaman, under this section, shall whom be payable by the master of the ship to which such seaman (No. 26 of 1891,

payable. may belong, and be recoverable from him, at the suit of the sec. 20.) Captain Superintendent of Police, as a debt due to the Gov- ernment of this Colony; and the subsistence money for every such seamau confined in gaol shall be paid in advance to the superintendent of the gaol, and in default of such payment, the gaoler may release such seaman: Provided that every scaman imprisoned under this section may, by direction of the Committing Magistrate, be sent on board his ship, or may be placed at the disposal of the Consular Officer at whose request the Magistrate dealt with the case, on the written application of the said Consular Officer, either on or before the expiration of his term of imprison-

ment.

PART III.

PASSENGER SHIPS. Surveys.

10.- (1.) For the purpose of this Part of this Ordi-...

nance,

The expression "passenger ship" shall mean,~--

(a.) All British, and Colonial ships exceeding 60 tons Definition. register, carrying more than 12 passengers and (Ord. 26 of

1891.) being within the waters of the Colony:

(b.) All foreign ships exceeding 60 tons being within the waters of the Colony and carrying more than 12 passengers from the Colony:

(c.) All steam-ships exceeding 60 tons plying within the waters of the Colony, and carrying more than twelve passengers:

(d.) River steamers.

(2.) Every passenger ship shall be surveyed once at least in each year in the manner provided in this section, except,-

(a.) British ships which have from the United Passenger Kingdom or from any British possession survey ships to le and other certificates equivalent to those required surveyed.

[M.S. A., 1834, under this section, the same being in force and sec. 271 (D), applicable, and which have been issued under the ().] provisions of The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, (Ord. 26 of or any legislative enactment for the time being in 1891.) force in Great Britain and Ireland or in any British possession.

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Shall not clear out without certificate.

[ M. ~. A., 1894, Sec. 271 (1).]

Governor to appoint

surveyors, and fix their

(b.) Foreign ships which have from their own country, or the country from whose flag they may have been transferred, or from any British port, survey and other certifientes equivalent to those required in the case of British ships: Provided that in the event of any question arising as to the sufficiency of any foreign certificate to protect the ship holding the same from survey under this section, such question shall be referred for settlement to the Governor in Council whose decision thereon shall be final.

(3.) No passenger ship shall clear out or proceed on any voyage from this Colony unless the master has the cer- tificates as to survey required under this Part, the same being in force and applicable to the voyage on which the ship is about to proceed, or, in the case of a foreign ship, certificates equivalent to those required in the case of a British ship. Any passenger ship attempting to go to sea may be detained until such certificates as aforesaid are produced to the Harbour Master.

(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 remuneration, appoint their duties, and may, from time to time, remove (No. 26 of 1891, such surveyors, or any of them, and may, from time to time, fix and alter the remuneration to be received by such sur- veyors.

Sec. 5.)

Surveyors to have power to inspect. (Ibid.)

Governor to regulate mode of

survey. (Ibid.)

Penalty on surveyors

receiving fees.

(Ibid.)

Owner to

have survey made by surveyor, and surveyor to give declarations. (Ibid.)

(5.) It shall be lawful for the said surveyors in the execu- tion of their duties to go on board any 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, or any Ordinance, or any of the regulations made, or to be made under the said Merchant Shipping Acts, or such Ordinance for the time being in force in this Colony apply, not unnecessarily detaining or delaying the ship from proceeding on any voyage, and, if in consequence of any accident to any such ship or for any other reason they consider it necessary so to do, to require the ship to be taken into dock for the purpose of surveying the hull thereof; and any person who hinders any such surveyor from going on board any such steam-ship, or otherwise impedes him in the execution of his duty under this Ordinance, shall be liable to 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 regulations as to the manner in which the surveys herein- after 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 due, and of any ex- penses 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, and until such regulations are made by the Governor the said surveyors shall execute their duties in accordance with the "Instructions to Surveyors" issued from time to time by the Board of Trade.

Provided that unless and until such scale of fees is made, rescinded or varied the scale of fees in table C of the schedule to this Ordinance shall apply.

(7.) Every surveyor who demands or receives directly or indirectly from the owner, agent, or master of any ship surveyed by him under the provisions of this Ordinance, or from any other person, and any such owner, agent, master, or other person who offers or gives any fee or remuneration whatsoever to any such surveyor for or in respect of such survey, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

(8.) The owner, agent, or master of every passenger ship being within the waters of the Colony, shall, where such 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 or agent declarations as follows:-

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

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

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(ii.) That the boats, rafts, life buoys, or other ap- pliances for saving life, lights, signals, compasses, and shelter for deck passengers, and the certifi- cates of the master and mate or mates are such and in such condition as required by law; (iii.) The time (if less than twelve months) for which the said hull and equipments will be sufficient;

(iv.) The limits (if any) beyond which, as regards the hull and equipments, the ship is, in the surveyor's judgment, not fit to ply;

(v.) With reference to all passenger ships not coming within the provisions of The Chinese Passengers Act, 1855, or of any Ordinance made in pursu- ance thereof, if plying or intended to ply for hire, the number of passengers which such ship is, in the judgment of the surveyor, fit to carry, dis- tinguishing, if necessary, between the respective numbers to be carried on the deck and in the cabins, and in the different parts of the deck and cabins; such numbers to be subject to such con- ditions and variations, according to the time of year, the nature of the voyage, the cargo carried, or other circumstances, as the Governor in Council may, from time to time, direct, by any regulations to be made by him for this purpose, and until such regulations are made and so far as the same shall not extend, according to the regulations contained in table D in the schedule hereunto annexed. (b.) A declaration of a Government surveyor shall also contain statements of the following particulars, that is to say :-

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

(i.) The time (if less than twelve months) for which

such boilers and machinery will be sufficient; (iii.) That the safety valves and fire hose are such and in such condition as are required by this Ordinance;

(iv.) The limit of the weight to be placed on the

safety valves;

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

(vi.) That the certificates of the engineer or engineers are such and in such form as required by law;

(vii.) That the ship is duly marked with deck and load lines in accordance with section 14 of this Ordinance or in accordance with The Mer- chant Shipping Act, 1894.

And such declarations shall be in such form as the Governor directs.

(9.) The said owner, agent, or master shall transmit such Transmission declarations to the Colonial Secretary within fourteen days of declaration after the dates of the receipt thereof respectively; and in

to the Governor. default shall forfeit a sum not exceeding two dollars for Penalty for every day that the sending of such declarations is delayed; delay. and such sum shall be paid upon the delivery of the certific- (Ibid.) ate hereinafter 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 Co- lonial Secretary within twenty-eight days, the fees and for- feitures shall be recoverable as a debt due to the Crown.

tificate.

(10.) Upon the receipt of such declarations, the Governor Governor to shall, if satisfied that the provisions of this section issue cer- have been complied with, cause a certificate in dupli- (Ibid.) cate to be prepared and issued to the effect that the provisions of the law with respect to the survey of the ship and the transmission of declarations in respect thereof have been complied with, and such certificate shali state the limits (if any) beyond which, according to tho declaration of the surveyor or surveyors, such ship is not fit to ply, and shall also contain a statement of the number of passengers which, according to the declaration of the surveyor or surveyors, such ship is fit to carry, distinguishing (if necessary) between the respective numbers to be carried on the deck and in the cabins, such number to be subject to such conditions and variations, according to the time of year, the nature of the voyage, the cargo carried, and other circumstances, as the case requires.

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Issue and transmission of certificates. (ibid.)

Appeal to Court of

Survey.

(Ibid. sec. 14.)

Report of Court of Survey.

Costs.

Application of provision of this Ordi-

nance.

No appeal

to Court of Survey in

certain cases. (Ibid.)

Objections to constitution of Court. (Ibid.)

Fees to be paid for certificate. (Ibid. sec. 5.)

How long

certificates to continuc in force.

(Ibid.)

Governor may cancel

certificates,

and require fresh declarations. (Ibi !)

(11.) The Colonial Secretary shall transmit such certific- ate in duplicate to the Harbour Master, who shall deliver the same to the owner, master, or agent on his applying and paying the balance of fee and other sums (if any) herein mentioned as payable in that behalf.

(12.) If a ship-owner feels aggrieved-

(a.) By a declaration of a Government surveyor or surveyors under this section, 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 manner prescribed by the general rules in table H hereto to a Court of Survey, constituted under this Ordinance, and upon constitution thereof by the Governor, such 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.

(13.) 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 com- plied with, may give the certificates required.

(14.) Subject to any order made by the Court of Survey the costs of and incidental to an appeal under this section shall follow the event.

(15.) Subject as aforesaid, the provisions of this Ordinance with respect to the Court of Survey and appeals thereto, so far as consistent with the tenor thereof, shall apply to the Court of Survey when sitting under this section, and to appeals under this section.

(16.) Where the survey of a ship is made for the purpose of a declaration under sub-section 8 of this section, 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 caso, if the said two persons agree, there shall be no appeal to the Court of Survey in pursuance of this section.

(17.) It shall be lawful for the owner, charterer, master, or agent of any ship preferring any appeal under this section or under section 17 (5) (d) or (e) of this Ordinance in and by the notice of appeal required by the general rules in table H, hereto, to give notice that he objects to the Marine Ma- gistrate being a member of the Court of Survey, stating the grounds of his objection, and thereupon the Harbour Master shall forthwith forward such notice to the Governor, who may, in his discretion, direct that the Marine Magistrate shall not be a member of such Court of Survey.

(18.) The owner, agent, or master of every ship re- quiring a certificate under this section, shall pay for every certificate granted by the Governor the fees mentioned in

the table marked C in the schedule hereto.

(19.) No certificate shall be held to be in force for the purposes of this section beyond a period of twelve months from the date of its issue, or any shorter time specified in the certificate; 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 same relates, that he has cancelled or revoked the same: Provided that if any ship is absent from the Colony at the time when her certificato expires no penalty shall be incurred under this section 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 ho directs, and any owner, agent, or master, who without any reasonable cause neglects or refuses to comply with such requirement, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.

(20.) The Governor may revoke and cancel such certific- ate in any case in which he has reason to believe,-

(a.) That the declarations of the sufficiency and good

condition of the hull, equipments, and machinery of any ship have been fraudulently or erroneously made; or,

(b.) That such certificate has otherwise been issued

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(c.) That since the making of such declarations, the

hull, equipments, or machinery of such 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 ship again surveyed, and to transmit a further declaration or declarations of the sufficiency and good condition thereof, before re-issuing any certificate, or grant- ing a fresh one in lieu thereof.

(21.) The owner, agent, or master of every such ship, Certificate to shall forthwith, on the transmission of any such cer- be placed in tificate as aforesaid to him or his agent, cause one of the conspicuous

part of ship. duplicates thereof so transmitted to be put up in some (Ibid.) 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 ship is in use; and in default, such owner, agent, or master shall, for every offence, be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.

(22.) The said surveyor or surveyors shall, from time to Surveyors to time, make such returns to the Governor as he requires make returns

                         of the build with respect to the build, dimensions, draught, burden, rate

                         and other of sailing, room for fuel, and the nature and particulars of

particulars of machinery and equipments of the ship surveyed by him steam-ships, or them; and every owner, master, and engineer of any and owners and masters such ship shall, on demand, give to such surveyor or sur- veyors all such information and assistance within his power information

                      to give as he or they require for the purpose of such returns; and for that every su ch owner, master, or engineer who, on being applied purpose. to for that purpose, wilfully refuses or neglects to give such (Ibid) information or assistance, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars.

(23.) If any person-

(a.) knowingly and wilfully makes, or assists in making, Penalty for or procures to be made, a false or fraudulent declara- forgery.

               (M. S. A., 1894,- tion of survey or passenger ship's certificate; or sec. 282.) (b.) forges, assists in forging, procures to be forged, See s. 39 subs.

fraudulently alters, assists in fraudulently altering, or 2.) procures to be fraudulently altered, any such decla- ration or certificate, or anything contained in, or any signature to any such declaration or certificate;

that person shall in respect of each offence be guilty of a misdemeanor.

General Equipment.

11. (1.) Every passenger ship of which a survey is re- (No. 26 of 1891, quired by section 10 shall-

sec 5.)

(a.) Be provided (if a steam-ship) with a safety valve 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.) Have her compasses properly adjusted from time Compasses to

to time, such adjustment to be made to the satis- be adjusted. faction of the Government surveyor or surveyors

and according to such regulations as may be issued

by the Governor;

(c.) Be provided with a hose adapted for the purpose Fire hose.

of extinguishing fire in any part of the ship and capable of being connected with the engines of the ship;

(d.) Be provided with means for making the signals Signals.

of distress at night specified in article 31 of the Regulations for preventing Collisions at Sea, or in any rules substituted therefor, including a proper supply of lights inextinguishable in water, and fitted for attachment to life buoys;

(e.) Every such ship not coming within the provi- Shelter for

sions of The Chinese Passengers Act of 1855, deck

or of any Ordinance made in pursuance thereof, passengers. 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.

If any such passenger-ship as aforesaid goes to sea from Penalty. any port in the Colony without being so provided as herein- before required, then for each default in any of the above requisites, the owner shall (if he appears to be in fault) be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars, and

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Penalty for improper weight on safety valve. (Ibid.)

Harbour

Master may refuse clear- ances to ship carrying more passengers

than allowed. (Ibid. sec. 6 amended.)

Penalty for taking more passengers than allowed

by clearance

the master shall (if he appears to be in fault) be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

(2.) If any person places an undue weight on the safety valve of any steam-ship, or increases such weight beyond the limits fixed by the Government surveyor, he shall, in addition to any other liabilities, be liable, by so doing, to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars.

Penalties for carrying Passengers in excess of the numbers allowed by Certificate or Clearance.

12.-(1.) The master of every ship shall, upon applica- tion to the Harbour Master for a port clearance, state the number of passengers he purposes to carry on the then projected voyage; and if such number shall be in excess of the number allowed by the passenger certificate, or shall exceed twelve in the case of a ship which is not pro- vided with a passenger certificate, the Harbour Master may refuse a port clearance to such ship. Any master wilfully misrepresenting the number of passengers so about to be carried or leaving or attempting to leave any port in the Colony without a clearance shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

(2.) The master of any ship who shall, after having obtained a port clearance, leave or attempt to leave the waters of the Colony with any number of passengers greater than that allowed by the said port clearance, shall and for leaving be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars in addition to a penalty not exceeding five dollars for every such passenger in excess of the number permitted to be carried by the said port clearance.

without a clearance. (Ibid.)

Penalty on owner, agent, &c., in like

case.

(Ibid.)

Refusal of clearance. (Ibid.)

Deck passen- gers. (Ibid.)

Not to apply

come under

(3.) When any master of any ship shall under the pro- visions of sub-section 2 have become liable to the penalty therein mentioned, the owner, agent or consignee of such vessel shall be liable to a like penalty unless he proves that such passengers were shipped without his knowledge or consent and that he derived no profit, benefit or advantage from the shipping of the said passengers.

(4.) It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master to refuse a clearance to any ship carrying more than twelve passen- gers unless upon the production of the passenger certific- ate (being a certificate then in force and applicable), and he may detain such ship until such certificato is produced.

(5.) It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to prohibit the conveyance of deck passengers by any ship.

(6.) This section shall not apply to ships which come to ships which within the operation of The Chinese Passengers Act, 1855, or of any Ordinance made in pursuance of the provisions thereof, provided that such ships shall have complied with the requirements of section 10.

The Chinese Passengers Act, 1855,

&c. (Ibid)

Power to make regulations.

(Ibid. sec. 4.) Classes of

ships.

Life-boats, &c.

Life-saving apparatus.

PART IV.

SAFETY.

Life-saving Appliances.

13.-(1.) The Governor in Council may from time to time make rules with respect to the following matters :-

(a.) The arranging of ships into classes baving regard to the service in which they are employed, the nature and duration of the voyage, and the number of per- sons carried.

(b.) The number and description of the boats, life- boats, life-rafts, life-jackets and life-buoys to be carried by British or Colonial ships according to the class in which they are arranged and the mode of their construction, also the equipments to be carried by the boats and rafts and the method to be provided to get the boat and other life-saving apparatus into the water.

(c.) The quantity, quality and description of buoyant apparatus to be carried on board ships carrying passengers either in addition to or in substitution for boats, life-boats, life-rafts, life-jackets and life-buoys. Unless and until other Rules are made, the Rules in table A of the schedule hereto shall be the Rules under this section.

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master.

(Ibid sec. 4.)

(2.) It shall be the duty of the owner and master of Duties of every British or Colonial ship exceeding 60 tons to see that owner and his ship is provided in accordance with the rules in table A in the schedule to this Ordinance with such life-boats, jackets and other appliances for saving life at sea as, having regard to the nature of the service in which the ship is employed and the avoidance of undue incumbrance of the ship's deck, are best adapted for securing the safety of her crew and passengers.

(3.) In the case of any ship-

sec, 430.)

(a.) if the ship is required by the rules for life-saving Penalty for appliances to be provided with such appliances and neglect. proceeds on any voyage or excursion without being . S. A., 1894, so provided in accordance with the rules applicable to the ship; or (b.) if any of the appliances with which the ship is so provided are lost or rendered unfit for service in the course of the voyage or excursion through the wilful fault or negligence of the owner or master; or (c.) if the master wilfully neglects to replace or repair on the first opportunity any such appliances lost or injured in the course of the voyage or excursion; or (d.) if such appliances are not kept so as to be at all

times fit and ready for use;

then the owner of the ship (if in fault) shall for each offence be liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, and the master of the ship (if in fault) shall for each offence be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

(Ord. 26 of

(4.) Any surveyor appointed under this Ordinance may Surveyor's inspect any ship for the purpose of seeing that she is powers. properly provided with appliances for saving life at sea in 1891, sec. 4.) conformity with this Ordinance, and for the purpose of such inspection shall have all the powers given to surveyors by section 725 of The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894.

(5.) If any such surveyor finds that any ship is not so pro- vided he shall give to the master or owner notice in writing (Ibid.) pointing out the deficiency and also what is in his opinion requisite to remedy the same.

Notice of deficiency.

ter not to clear

(6.) The Harbour Master shall not grant a clearance Harbour Mas- for any ship hereinbefore required to be provided with ships not boats, life-jackets and other appliances for saving life complying unless the same is duly so provided; and if any such ship with the above attempts to go to sea without such clearance, the Harbour provisions. Master may detain her until she is so provided.

Deck and Load Lines.

(Ord. 26 of 1891, sec. 4.)

(Ord. 26 of

14.-(1.) All British or Colonial ships registered in the Marking of Colony, (except ships under 25 tous, pleasure yachts, ships deck-lines. not trading or plying for hire and ships employed solely as 1891 and tugs), shall be permanently and conspicuously marked with M.S.A. 1894, lines of not less than twelve inches in length and one inch sec. 437.) in breadth, painted longitudinally on each side amidships, or as near thereto as is practicable, and indicating the posi

tion of each deck which is above water.

(a.) The upper edge of each of the deck lines must be level with the upper side of the deck plauk next the waterway at the place of marking.

(b.) The deck-lines must be white or yellow on a dark

ground, or black on a light ground.

(c.) In this section the expression "amidships" means the middle of the length of the load water-line as measured from the fore side of the stem to the aft side of the stern-post.

(Ibid.)

(2.) The owner, or agent, or master of every British or Marking of Colonial ship registered in the Colony (except ships under load line. 25 tons, pleasure yachts, ships not trading or plying for hire, and ships employed solely as tugs), shall, before clear- ing his ship outwards from the Colony, mark upon each of her sides, amidships within the meaning of the last pre- ceding section, or as near thereto as is practicable, in white or yellow on a dark ground, or in black on a light ground, a circular disc twelve inches in diameter, with an horizontal line eighteen inches in length drawn through its centre.

(a.) The centre of this disc shall be placed at such level, as may be approved by the Governor, below the deck-line marked under this section, and spe- cified in the certificate given thereunder, and shall indicate the maximum load-line in salt water to which it shall be lawful to load the ship. (b.) The position of the disc shall be fixed in accord- ance with the Tables of Freeboard contained in Instructions to Surveyors issued by the Board of Trade.

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Penalty in case of

(3.) Any owner or master of a British or Colonial ship (except ships under 25 tons, pleasure yachts, ships not British or Colo- trading or plying for hire, and ships employed solely as tugs),

nial ship neglecting to mark.

being within the waters of this Colony who neglects to cause such ship to be marked as required by this sec- (Ord. 26 of

tion or to keep her so marked, or who allows such ship 1891, sec. 49.) to be so loaded as to submerge in salt water the centre of the disc, and any person who conceals, removes, alters, defaces, or obliterates, or suffers any person under his control to conceal, remove, alter, deface, or obliterate any of the said marks except in the event of the par- ticulars thereby denoted being lawfully altered, or except for the purpose of escaping capture by an enemy shall for each offence be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars.

Penalty for inaccurate marks.

(4.) If any of the marks required by this section are in any respect inaccurate so as to be likely to mislead, the owner or master of the ship shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars.

Ship to be (5.) If a ship is so loaded as to submerge in salt water deemed unsafe. the centre of the disc indicating the load-line, the ship (M.S.A. 1894, shall be deemed to be an unsafe ship within the meaning sec. 439.)

of the provisions hereafter contained in section 17 of this Ordinance, and such submersion shall be a reasonable and probable cause for the detention of the ship.

Written state-

ment to Har-

bour Master. (Ord. 26 of 1891, sec. 40.)

Govt. Marine Surveyor to approve and certify on behalf of Governor.

Ships to be kept marked.

Restrictions

sec. 12.)

(6.) The owner, agent or master of a British or Colonial ship required to be marked under this section shall also, upon clearing her, deliver to the Harbour Master a statement in writing of the distance in feet and inches between the centre of the disc and the upper edge of each of the lines indicating 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.

(7.) The Governor may appoint the Government Marine Surveyor, or any other person specially selected by him for that purpose, to approve and certify on his behalf from time to time the position of any disc indicating the load- line, and any alteration thereof, and may appoint fees to be taken in respect of any such approval or certificate.

(8.) When a ship to which this section applies has been marked with a disc indicating the load-line, she shall be kept so marked until her next return to the Colony.

Dangerous Goods.

15.-(1) If any person sends or attempts to send by, or on carriage of not being master or owner of the ship, carries or attempts dangerous to carry in any ship, any dangerous goods, without distinctly goods.

Ord. 26 of1891, 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 ship at or before the time of sending the same to be shipped, or taking the same on board the ship, he shall, for every such offence, be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars: Provided that if such person show that he was merely an agent in the shipment 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 to which he shall be liable shall not exceed fifty dollars.

Penalty for

(2.) If any person knowingly sends, or attempts to send misdescription by, or carries, or attempts to carry in any ship, auy dan- of dangerous

gerous goods, or goods of a dangerous nature, under a false goods. (Ibid.)

description, or falsely describes the sender or carrier thereof, he shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two thousand and five hundred dollars.

Definition.

[M. S. A., 1894, Sec. 446 (3).] 38 & 39 Vict. c.

17.

Power to

(3.) For the purpose of this Ordinance the expression. "dangerous goods' means aquafortis, vitriol, naphtha, benzine, gunpowder, lucifer matches, nitro-glycerine, petro- leum, any explosives within the meaning of The Explosives Act, 1875, and any other goods which are of a dangerous

nature.

(4.) The master or owner of any ship may refuse to take refuse to carry on board any package or parcel which he suspects to contain goods suspect- goods of a dangerous nature, and may require it to be

opened to ascertain the fact.

ed of being

dangerous.

(Ord. 26 of

1891, sec. 12.)

(5.) It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master to refuse a port clearance to any ship, carrying more than 20 passen-

66 if there are on board any dangerous goods as defined by this scetion, or any articles which are now or

gers,

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carry more

hereafter may be declared to be "dangerous goods" by an Ship with order of the Governor in Council under section 7 of Ordi- dangerous nance No. 8 of 1873, unless the said dangerous goods are goods not to enclosed in a substantial compartment exclusively appro- than 20 pass- priated to the stowage of the said dangerous goods, or other engers. wise secured from contact with, or damage from, any other article or substance carried on board the ship, and so placed and surrounded that they are inaccessible to either the pas- sengers or the crew unless with the consent of the master. And the master of any such ship leaving or attempting to leave the waters of the Colony without having the said dangerous goods enclosed, secured, placed and surrounded as in this sub-section provided or without having obtained a clearance shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars.

throw over- board dan- gerous goods.

(6.) Where any dangerous goods as defined in paragraph Power to 3 of this section, or any goods which, in the judgment of the master or owner of the ship, are of a dangerous nature, have been sent or brought aboard any ship, without being marked (Ibid.) as aforesaid, or without such notice having been given as aforesaid, the master or owner of the ship 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 ship shall, in respect of such throwing overboard, be subject to any liability, civil or criminal, in any Court.

(7.) Where any dangerous goods have been sent or car- Forfeiture of ried, or attempted to be sent or carried, on board any ship, dangerous without being marked as aforesaid, or without such notice goods im-

                     properly sent. having been given as aforesaid, and where any such goods (Ibid.) 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 a Stipen- diary Magistrate 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.

in absence of the owners.

(8.) The Magistrate shall have and may exercise the The Court aforesaid powers of forfeiture and disposal, notwithstanding may proceed that the owner of the goods has not committed any offence under the provisions of this section relating to dangerous (Ibid.) goods, and is not before the Court, and has not notice of the proceedings, and notwithstanding that there is no evidence to show to whom the goods belong; nevertheless the Magistrate may, in his discretion, require such notice to be given to the owner or shipper of the goods before the same are forfeited.

Goods

(9.) The provisions of this section relating to the car-Saving as to riage of dangerous goods shall be deemed to be in addition Dangerous to, and not in substitution for, or in restraint of, any other Ordinances. enactment for the like object, so nevertheless that nothing (Ibid.) in the said provisions shall be deemed to authorize that any person be sucd or prosecuted twice in the same matter.

Grain Cargoes.

16-(1.) No cargo of which more than one third consists Carriage of of any kind of grain, corn, rice, paddy, pulse, seeds, nuts, or

(No. 26 of nut kernels, hereinafter referred to as grain cargo, shall be 1891, sec. 41.) carried on board any ship, unless such grain cargo be cou- tained in bags, sacks or barrels or secured from shifting by boards, bulkheads or otherwise.

(2.) If the master or owner of any such ship or any agent Penalty. of such, who is charged with the loading of the ship or the (Ibid.) sending her to sea, knowingly allows any grain cargo or part of a grain cargo to be shipped therein for carriage, contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, he shall, for every such offence, be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars.

Unseaworthy Ships.

(misdemeanour

17.-(1.) Every person who sends or attempts to send, Sending or is a party to sending or attempting to send a British or unseaworthy Colonial ship to sea in such an unscaworthy state that the life ship to sea a of any person is likely to be endangered, shall be guilty of Ibid. sec. 11). a misdemeanour unless he proves either that he used all reasonable means to ensure her being sent to sea in a sea- worthy state, or that her going to sea in such an worthy 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.

unsea-

(2.) Every master of a British or Colonial ship, who Knowingly knowingly takes the same to sea in such an unseaworthy state taking to sea.

                     (Ibid.) that the life of any person is likely to be thereby endangered,

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Consent of Governor to prosecution.

Not punish- able by sum- mary convic- tion.

Power to

detain unsafe ships, and procedure for such deten- tion.

(Ibid. sec. 9.)

Liability of the Govern-

ment and ship-

owner for costs and damages (Ibid.)

shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, unless he proves that her going to sea in such an 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 the preceding sub-sections of this section shall not be instituted except with the consent of the Governor.

(4.) A misdemeanour under the preceding sub-sections of this section shall not be punishable upon summary con- viction.

(5.) Where a British or Colonial ship being in any port of the Colony is an unsafe ship, that is to say, is by reason of the defective condition of her hull, equipment, or machi- nery, or by reason of overloading or improper 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 and either finally detained or released, as follows :-

(a.) The Governor, if he has reason to believe on complaint, or otherwise, that a British or Colonial ship is unsafe, may provisionally order the detention. of such ship.

(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, may 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 reloading of cargo as the Governor thinks necessary for the protection of human life, and he 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 section 20 of this Ordinance. (e.) 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 Governor shall cause the ship to be detained or released accor- dingly, 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- ernor may at any time, if he thinks it expedient, refer the 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.

(6.) If it appears that there was not reasonable and probable cause, by reason of the condition of the ship or the act or default of the owner or agent, for the provisional detention of the ship, the Government of the Colony 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 ship shall be liable to pay to the Government the costs of and incidental to the detention and survey of the ship, and such costs shall, without prejudice to any other remedy, be recoverable in a summary way before any Stipendiary Magistrate.

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For the purposes of this Ordinance the costs of and inci- dental to any proceeding before a Court of Survey and a reasonable amount in respect of the remuneration of the surveyor shall 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 Government under this section may 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 section 83, chapter XIV., of the Hong- kong Code of Civil Procedure, shall apply to such suit.

(7.) Where a complaint is made to the Governor that a Power to British or Colonial ship is unsafe, he may, if he thinks fit, require from require the complainant to give security to his satisfaction complainant

                   security for for the costs and compensation which may be incurred costs. by the Government, and any suit that may be necessary (Ibid.) to enforce such security may be instituted in the name of the Attorney General for and on behalf of the Governor:

Provided that where the complaint is made by one-fourth, being not less than three of the seamen 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.

(8.) (a.) An order for the detention of a ship provisional or Supplement- final, and an order varying the same, shall be served as soon ary provisions as may be on the master of the ship--

as to detention of ships.

(b.) When a ship has been detained under this Ordi- (Ibid.)

nance, she shall not be released by reason of her British or Colonial register being subsequently closed. (c.) For the purposes of a survey under this section, 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.

(d.) The provisions of The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, 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 section, has the same powers as an inspector or has authority to survey a ship.

Foreign Ships, Overloading.

as to deten-

18. Where a foreign ship has taken on board all or any Application to part of her cargo in the waters of the Colony, and is, whilst foreign ships in such waters, unsafe by reason of overloading or improper of provisions loading, the provisions of this Ordinance with respect to tion. the detention of ships shall apply to that foreign ship as if (Ibid. sec. 10 ) 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 Consular 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 (if any) 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 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 appeal 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 Consular Officer, on the request of such owner or master, may nomin- ate any competent person or persons to be a member or members of the Court of Survey, not exceeding two.

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Governor may appoint. (Ord. 26 of 1891, sec. 18.)

(M. S A., sec. 178.)

Constitution of Court.

Unofficial members of Court to be remunerated.

Shipping casualties.

(M. S. A., 1894, sec. 464.)

Cases for inquiry, and jurisdiction of Court,

(M. S. A., 1894, 466, 478.)

PART V.

MARINE COURTS AND COURTS OF SURVEY.

Marine Courts.

19.-(1.) It shall be lawful for the Governor, from time to time and whensoever occasion shall arise or require, by warrant under his hand and the seal of the Colony, to form a Court, which shall be called "The Marine Court," to make investigations as to shipwrecks, or other casualties affecting ships, or to inquire into charges of incompetency, or misconduct on the part of masters, mates, or engineers of ships.

(2.) Such Court shall consist of not more than five or less than three members, of whom one shall be a Stipen- diary Magistrate and President of the Court, and one (or more) a commissioned officer in the Royal Navy, and the remainder masters of the mercantile marine, 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 investigation 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.

(3.) Each of the unofficial members of such Court shall be paid, out of the Colonial Treasury, the sum of ten dollars a day, or such other sum as the Governor may, in any special case, direct during e.ch day that such Court shall hold its sitting.

(4.) For the purpose of an investigation under this Part a shipping casualty shall be deemed to occur─

(a.) When on or near the coasts of the Colony any

ship is lost, abandoned, or materially damaged ; (b.) When on or near the coasts of the Colony any ship has been stranded or damaged, and any witness is found in the Colony;

(c.) When ou or near the coasts of the Colony any ship causes loss or material damage to any other ship;

(d.) When any loss of life ensues by reason of any casualty happening to or on board any ship on or near the coasts of the Colony;

(e.) When in any place any such loss, abandonment, material damage, or casualty as above mentioned occurs, and any witness is found in the Colony ; (f) When in any place any British or Colonial ship is stranded or damaged, and any witness is found in the Colony;

(g.) When any British or Colonial ship is lost or is sup- posed to have been lost, and any evidence is obtain- able in the Colony as to the circumstances under which she proceeded to sea or was last heard of. (5.) In any of the following cases, that is to say :-

(a.) Where a shipwreck or casualty occurs to a British or Colonial ship on or near the coasts of the Colony or to a British or Colonial ship in the course of a voyage to the Colony;

(b.) Where a shipwreck or casualty occurs in any part

of the world to a ship registered in the Colony; (c.) Where some of the crew of a British or Colonial ship which has been wrecked or to which a casualty has occurred, and who are competent witnesses to the facts, are found in the Colony ; (d.) Where the incompetency or misconduct has occur- red on board a British or Colonial ship on or near the coasts of the Colony or on board a British or Colonial ship in the course of a voyage to the Colony;

(e.) Where the incompetency or misconduct has occur-

red on board a ship registered in the Colony; (f) When the master, mate, or engineer of a British or Colonial ship who is charged with incompetency or misconduct on board that ship is found in the Colony;

it shall be lawful for such Court to make investigation respecting such shipwreck or casualty, and to hear and

quire into any such charge of incompetency or misconduct, and for such purposes, the Court shall have the same juris- diction over the matter in question as if it had occurred within their ordinary jurisdiction, but subject to all provi- sions, restrictions, and conditions, which would have been applicable if it had so occurred.

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Such Court shall also have the powers given by section 729 of The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, to inspectors ap- pointed by the Board of Trade, as well as all the powers of a Police Magistrate acting as a Court of Summary Jurisdiction.

(6.) An inquiry shall not be held under this section into Inquiry not to any matter which has once been the subject of an invest- be held if igation or inquiry, and has been reported on by a competent matter has court or tribunal in any part of Her Majesty's dominious,

                       already been or in respect of which the certificate of a master, mate, or juvestigation

subject of engineer has been cancelled or suspended by a naval court. (Ibid.)

(7.) Where an investigation or inquiry has been com- Or if inquiry menced in the United Kingdom with reference to any has been com- matter, an inquiry with reference to the same matter shall menced in the not be held, under this section.

United King-

dom.

(ibid.)

(8.) The certificate of a master, mate, or engineer may Grounds for be cancelled or suspended-

suspension.

(a.) If the Court find that the loss or abandonment of, (Ibid., sec. 470.)

or serious damage to, any ship, or loss of life, has been caused by his wrongful act or default; (b.) If the Court find that he is incompetent, or has been guilty of any gross act of misconduct, drunkenness, or tyranny, or that in a case of collision be has failed to render such assistance or give such information as is required under section 422 of The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894.

. Ibid.)

(9.) Where any case before any such Court as aforesaid Decision of involves a question as to the cancelling or suspending of a Court. certificate, the Court shall, at the conclusion of the case or as soon afterwards as possible, state in open Court the decision to which they have come with respect to the cancelling or suspending thereof.

(10.) The Court shall in all cases send a full report on Report to the case with the evidence to the Board of Trade, and shall Board of Trade. also, if they determine to cancel or suspend any certificate, (ibid.) send the certificate cancelled or suspended to the Board of Order in Trade or other authority by whom the certificate was Council 9rl granted.

May, 1891.

(11.) A certificate shall not be cancelled or suspended by Copy of report a Court under this section, unless a copy of the report, or a to be furnished. statement of the case on which the investigation or inquiry (Ibid.) has been ordered, has been furnished before the commence- ment of the investigation or inquiry to the holder of the certificate.

(12.) The Board of Trade may order the rehearing of any Board of Trade inquiry under this section in like manner as they may order may order the rehearing of a similar investigation or inquiry in the rehearing. United Kingdom, but if an application for rehearing either bid., sec. 178.) is not made or is refused, an appeal shall lie from any order or finding of the Court or tribunal holding the inquiry to the High Court in Eugland: Provided that an appeal shall not lie-

(a.) From any order or finding on an inquiry into a casualty affecting a ship registered in a British possession; or

(b.) From a decision affecting the certificate of a master, mate, or engineer, if that certificate has not been granted either in the United Kingdom or in a British possession, under the authority of The Mer- chant Shipping Act, 1894.

(13.) It shall be the duty of the person who has applied Person who for a Marine Court to superintend the management of the applies for case and to render such assistance to the Court as is in his Court to assist. (Ibid, sec. 466.) power.

(14.) The Court may also exercise the following further Further

powers:

powers of Court.

(.) It may, if unanimous that the safety of the ship (No. 26 f

or crew, or the interest of the owner, absolutely re- 1891, sec. 13 ) quires it, supersede the master of any British or Colonial 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, engineer, or seaman 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 or to be paid into the Treasury.

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Members to sigu report. (Ibid.)

Delivery up of certificate. (Ibid.)

Rehearing. (Ibid)

Rules as to procedure, fees, &c. (Ibid.)

Opportunity for defence. (Ibid.)

Constitution, power and

procedure of

(15.) Each member of the Court shali cither sign the re- port made on any investigation und er this section, or report to the Governor his reasons for dissent therefrom.

(16.) 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, be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hun→ dred and fifty dollars.

(17.) Where an investigation into the conduct of a master, inate, or engineer, or into a shipping casualty, has been held under this Ordinance, or any Ordinauce amending the same, the Governor may, in any case, and shall, if new and im- portant evidence which could not be produced at the inves- tigation has been discovered, or if for any other reason there has, in his opinion, been ground for suspecting a mis- carriage of justice, order that the case be reheard, either generally or as to any part thereof, and either by the Court by whom it was heard in the first instance, or by a Marino Court to be appointed under this section, or by a Judge of the Colonial Court of Admiralty of this Colony, and the case shall be so reheard accordingly.

(18.) The Governor in Council may, from time to time, make general rules for carrying into effect the enactments relating to formal investigation into shipping casualties and into charges of incompetency or misconduct, 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 applica- tion of fees!

Provided that unless and until other rules are made, the general rules in table G of the schedule to this Ordinance shall apply.

(19.) Every formal investigation shall be conducted in such a manner that if a charge is made against any person that person shall have an opportunity of making a defence. Courts of Survey.

20.-(1.) It shall be lawful for the Governor from time to time and whensoever occasion may arise or require to appoint a Court of Survey in the same manner and com- Court of

posed of the same persons as in the case of a Marine Court, Survey.

and in such case the following provisions shall have (Ord. 26 of 1891, sec.18.) effect :-

Rules for

procedure of Court of Survey, &c. (Ibid.)

Court may

(Ibid)

(a.) The case shall be heard in open Court.

(b.) Each member of the Court may survey the ship and shall have for such purpose all the powers of an inspector appointed by the Board of Trade under The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894.

(c.) The Court may in its discretion order the said ship to be surveyed and 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 uniess a majority of the mem- bors of the Court concur in an order for the detention 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.

(2.) The Governor in Council may, from time to time, make general rules to carry into effect the provisious of this Ordinance with respect to a Court of Survey and appeals thereto and in particular with respect to the sum- moning of, and procedure before the Court, the requiring on an appeal, under section 17 (5) (d) or (c) security for costs and damages, and the amount and application of fees :

Provided that unless and until other rules are made, tho general rules in table H of the schedule to this Ordinance shall apply.

(3.) The Court may make such order with respect to order payment the costs of any investigation under this section as they of costs of any think fit, and such costs shall be paid accordingly, and shall investigation. be recoverable in the same manner as a civil debt pursuant

to the provisions of The Magistrates Ordinance, 1890. Admiralty Ju- (4.) Nothing in this section contained shall be deemed risdiction of to affect in any way the Admiralty Jurisdiction of the Su- Supreme Court not affected. preme Court of the Colony,

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PART VI.

REGULATION AND CONTROL OF THE WATERS OF THE

COLONY AND OF VESSELS USING THE SAME.

Duties of Master.

21.-(1.) The master of every merchant ship shall hoist Ships to hoist her national colours aud number on entering the waters of their numbers. the Colony; and shall keep the same flying until the ship (Ibid, sec. 24.)

shall have been entered at the Harbour Master's Office.

(2.) Every such master shall, upon the arrival of his ship Harbour within the waters of the Colony, allow and assist on board Master and without delay the Harbour Master and the Health Officer Health

                       Officer to be of the Port as soon as they shall come alongside, and shall

                       allowed on furnish the Harbour Master with such information as may board at be required in accordance with table (Ka.) in the schedule once. hereto, and every master, or any officer of the ship who delays, obstructs or impedes the Harbour Master, or Health Officer, or refuses to give such informaation as may be re- quired, or gives false particulars, shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance and shall be punishable accordingly..

removed there,

(3.) Subject to the provisions of section 27 of this Ordi- Ships to be nance, every such master shall take up the berth pointed moored wheret out by the Harbour Master, or by any person sent on ordered and no-

board by him for that purpose, and shall moor his ship there pro- from without perly, and shall not move to take up any other berth, with- permission. out his permission, except in case of necessity, to be decided (Ibid.) by the Harbour Master, and in default shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars; and he shall remove his vessel to any new berth when requi red so to do by the Harbour Master, and in default shall be liable to a penalty 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, shall have been given on board of her.

It shall also be lawful for the Harbour Master to require all ships to anchor or secure in such place as he may direct, or to prohibit their anchoring or securing in any particular place.

within 24

(Ibid.)

(4.) Every such master shall, within twenty-four hours Ships to be after arrival within the waters of this Colony, enter his entered ship at the Harbour Master's office, and in the case of a hours. British or Colonial ship, or of a ship which shall not be represented by a Consular officer, shall deposit there the ship's articles, list of passengers, ship's register, clearance from last port, and true copy of manifest if required. In the case of a foreign ship represented by a Consular officer, the said papers shall be lodged by the master at the proper Consulate. Any master offending against the provisions of this sub-section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars.

(5.) Every such master shall immediately strike spars, All directions clear hawse, or shift berth, and generally follow such of the Harbour directions, as having regard to the state of the weather, the Master to be

                       followed. condition of the port, or any other circumstances, the Ilar-bid, and 11 of bour Master may deem it necessary to give with a view to 1845, sec (8) the safety of the shipping and the proper regulation thereof; and any master wilfully disobeying or neglecting this regu- lation shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars.

anee to be ob-

(6.) Every such master about to proceed to sea shall, Blue Peter" where practicable, hoist a "Blue Peter" eighteen hours to be hoisted before time of intended departure, and shall give notice and port clear- thereof and, if required, shall state the nature of the intended tained before voyage, and the general description of the cargo to the departure. Harbour Master who, if there is no reasonable objection, will furnish a port clearance, return the ship's papers and attest the manifest, if necessary; and any master having obtained such clearance and not sailing within thirty-six hours there- after 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 regula- tion, or wilfully giving false information, or going to sea without having obtained a port clearance, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

Quarantine.

22.-(1.) The Governor in Council may from time to Governor time make such regulations as the Governor in Council in Council may deem necessary for maintaining and enforcing an effec- may make tual quarautiue in the ports and waters of the Colony, and regulations. for the setting apart of suitable places in available situa-

quarantine

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>

Penalty for bre ch of quarantine regulations; and powers of Police to arrest. &c. (Ord. 26 of

s

tions for Quarantine Stations, and providing for the deten- tion and seclusion in such places of persons, whether actually suffering from disease or not, arriving on board vessels sub- jected to quarantine, and for the payment to the Govern- ment of any costs charged or incurred for the medical attendance and maintenance of any person removed to any hospital or other place:

Provided that unless and until other regulations are made, the regulations in table L of the schedule to this Ordinance shall apply.

(2.) Any person offending against any such regulations except regulation No. 17 of the said Table I shall be liable on summary conviction before a Police Magistrate to a penalty not exceeding two thousand dollars, or to imprison- ment with or without hard labour for any term not ex- ceeding twelve months, or at the discretion of the Police 1891, &c. 26.) Magistrate to both penalty and imprisonment, and the Captain Superintendent of Police, and any officers that he may appoint for the purpose of enforcing quarantine, shall have the same powers to prevent the commission of breaches of such regulations and to arrest, recupture, or detain offenders against them as may be used by any person for the prevention of any felony, or the arrest, recapture, or detention of a felon.

Recovery of

costs.

Fairways to be kept clear. (No. 26 of 1831 )

Lights on junks.

(Ord. 26 of

1891.)

Ships to exhibit light at night.

[Ibid, sec. 27

(1) and Article 11 of

Collision

(3.) All costs charged or incurred under regulation No. 17 of the said Table L may be recovered in the Summary Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court at the suit of the Colonial Treasurer.

Fairways.

23. No vessel 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 boat or other vessel dropping anchor in, or otherwise obstructing such fairway, shall for each offence be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars, and in default of payment to imprisonment with or without hard labour not exceeding one month.

Safety of Ships and Prevention of Accidents.

24.-(1.) Every junk, when under weigh within the waters of the Colony, shall, from sunset to sunrise, cause to be exhibited a bright white light, visible all round, at a height not less than 20 feet above the hull, and for each omission or neglect so to do the master or person for the time being in charge, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars.

(2.) Every ship, hulk, junk or other vessel, (not being a boat propelled by oars) being at anchor or at moorings or alongside of any wharf in the waters of the Colony, shall from sunset to sunrise, if under 150 feet in length, carry forward where it can best be seen, but at a height not exceeding 20 feet above the hull, a bright white light, Regulations.] visible all round the horizon at a distance of at least one mile, and, if of 150 feet or upwards in length, shall carry such light at a height not less than 20 and not exceeding 40 feet above the hull, and in addition, a similar light at or near the storn, at such a height that it shall not be less than 15 feet lower than the forward light, and in default, the master or owner shall be liable to a poualty not exceed- ing one hundred dollars,

Precaution in case of fire

or disturbance. (No. 26 of 1801).

Governor in

Council may make regula-

tions. (Ibid.))

(3.) In the case of Police assistance being required on board any ship, owing to an outbreak of fire, or to a riot or disturbance which the master and his officers are unable to quell, if by day, the signal flag S of the Commercial Code shall be hoisted, and, if by night, three lights in a vertical line, the highest and lowest red and the middle light white; the day signal may be supplemented by the signal NM "I am on fire," or PC "Want assistance--Mutiny," and the night-signal by a "Flare-up" every minute in the case of fire, or "Blue lights" in the case of disturbance. Α continuous sounding with anyfog signal apparatus may, in addition, be adopted to attract attention in either case.

(4.) The Governor in Council may from time to time make rules, regulations or orders for the protection, management and navigation of the waters of the Colony, for the better and more effectual keeping of order therein, and the pre- vention of any nuisance in the same:

Provided that unless and until other rules are made rescinded or varied the rules in table M of the schedule to this Ordinance shall apply.

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Offences in the Waters of the Colony.

25.-(1.) In the following cases :-

(a.) If any person shall unlawfully cut, damage, or Damaging

destroy any of the ropes, cables, cordage, tackle, furniture of headfasts, or any other furniture of or belonging to ship. any vessel lying in the waters of the Colony, with intent to steal or otherwise unlawfully obtain the same or any part thereof;

obtained.

(b.) If any person for the purpose of preventing seizure Throwing into or discovery of any materials, furniture, stores, or water goods merchandise belonging to or having been part of unlawfully the cargo of any vessel lying in the waters of the Colony, or of any other articles unlawfully obtained from any such vessel, shall wilfully let fall or throw into the waters aforesaid, or in any other manner convey away from any vessel, wharf, quay, or land- ing place, any such article, or if any person shall bo accessory to any such offence;

(c.) If any person shall cast or deposit any dead body, Obstruction of ballast, rubbish, or other substance, into the waters harbour by of the Colony, or shall neglect within a reasonable rubbish, &c. time to remove any sunken vessel or other obstruc- tion in the said harbour belonging to him or in his charge or keeping;

permission.

(d.) If any person not being in Her Majesty's service Boarding

and not being duly authorised by law for the purpose, ship without goes on board any ship within the waters of the Colony, without the permission of the master or officer in charge ;

(e.) If any person not being in Her Majesty's service Making fast

shall make fast to or cause to be made fast to a ship to ship under under way within the waters of this Colony, any way. boat, or other vessel, without the sanction of the master or officer in charge of such ship;

(f) If any person in charge of any boat plying for hire shall receive or land passengers after 8 p.m. and before gun-fire in the morning except at such wharf or wharves as may be from time to time specified by regulations which the Governor in Council is hereby empowered to make or except at any private wharf with the consent of the owner thereof;

Such person shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars, or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding two months with or without hard labour.

Any constable may take into custody any person offend. ing against sub-section (1.) (b.) of this section, and may seize and detain any boat in which such person shall be found or out of which any article shall be let fall, thrown, or conveyed away.

It shall be lawful for the master or other person in charge of any ship to take into custody and deliver up forthwith to any constable any person offending against sub-section (1.) (d.) of this section.

Unless and until other regulations are made, the regula- tions in Table N of the schedule to this Ordinance shall be the regulations referred to in sub-section (1.) (f.) of this..

section.

(2.) In the following cases :-

(a.) If any steam launch, junk, or other vessel shall be Obstruction of found alongside of any public wharf or landing- wharves, im- place (unless while taking on board or landing proper moor- passengers or cargo), or lying off the same so as to

           ing, &c. prevent the free access of other vessels thereto. (b.) If any lighter, junk, or boat 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 to be made by the Governor in Council, between the hours of nine o'clock at night and gun-fire in the morning: (Provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed to extend to any lighter, junk, or boat moored or at anchor alongside of any private wharf with the consent of the owner thereof);

the owner, master, or other person in charge of such steam- launch, lighter, junk, boat, or other vessel, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars, or to imprisonment for auy term not exceeding two months with or without hard labour.

(3.) Except as is hereinbefore provided by sub-section 3 Fire-arms not of section 24, or except in the case of ships of war, no can- to be used non, gun, fire-ar?n, or firework of any description shall be except in discharged without the sanction of the Harbour Master (Ibid)

certain cases.

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Harbour

Master may

remove

obstructions,

&c.

(Ord. 26 of 1891.)

Government moorings. (No. 26 of 1891.)

Private moorings.

Hulks, &c.

Use of moor- ings.

Fees for hulks.

Rules.

Boarding of vessels.

Arrest on beard of

offenders.

within such portions of the waters of the Colony as the Governor may, from time to time, by regulations prescribe, from any ship or boat, under a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars:

Provided that unless and until other regulations are made, the regulations in table O of the schedule to this Ordinance shall apply.

Removal of Obstructions.

26. The Harbour Master may, by written notice, require any person to remove within a reasonable time, to be speci- fied in such notice, any obstruction, whether floating, submerged, or sunk, 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 expen- ses of removal from the person named in the notice; or, if no such person can be found, the obstruction when removed by the Harbour Master may be sold to defray the expense of such removal.

Moorings and Buoys.

27.--(1.) It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master to place in the waters of the Colony such Government moor- ings and buoys as may be approved by the Governor, and to allow the use thereof upon such terms and conditions and for such fees as the Governor in Council may direct.

(2.) No person shall keep or place moorings or buoys in the waters of the Colony except with the sanction of the Har- bour Master and except upon the conditions contained in table (Oa) of the schedule hereto, or such other conditions as may be prescribed by the Governor in Council under sub-section 6 of this section. Such moorings and buoys shall be of such nature and construction as the Harbour Master shall approve.

(3.) No person shall moor or anchor hulks or vessels of like description within the waters of the Colony, without the sanction of the Harbour Master and except upon such conditions and subject to the payment of such fees as the Governor in Council may direct.

(4.) Moorings and buoys sanctioned by the Harbour Master under sub-section 2, shall not be made use of by any ship other than the ships of the person to whom such sanction has been granted, except with the consent of such person, or by the direction of the Harbour Master; and the master of any ship using any such moorings and buoys without such consent, or direction, shall be liable to a penalty of twenty dollars per day for every day or part of a day during which he shall so use such moorings and buoys after he has been requested to remove therefrom.

(5.) Until the Governor shall otherwise direct the fees under sub-section 3 for hulks and vessels of like descrip- tion shall be the same as for lighters in table (U) of the schedule hereto.

(6.) The Governor in Council shall have power to make rules regulating the terms, conditions and fees for any of the purposes mentioned in this section, and to alter or revoke the conditions contained in table (Oa).

Powers of Police.

28. (1.)-It shall be lawful for the Captain Superinten- dent, or any officer of Police not below the rank of Inspec- tor, and the Harbour Master, or Assistant Harbour Master, to enter at all times, with such constables as he shall think necessary, as well by night as by day, into and upon every ship, boat, junk or other vessel (not being a ship of war, or vessel having the status of a ship of war) in the waters of the Colony, and into every part of such ship, boat, junk or other vessel, for the purpose of inspection and of directing the conduct of any member of the Police Force who may be stationed on board, and of inspecting and observing the conduct of all other persons who shall be employed on board in or about lading or unlading, 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, and for the effectual prevention or detection of any felonies or mis- demeanours.

(2.) It shall be lawful for the Captain Superintendent or other officer of Police, not below the rank of sergeant, having just cause to suspect that any felony or misdemeauer - has been or is about to be committed in the waters of

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

the Colony, to enter at all times, as well by night as by day, into and upon any ship, boat, junk, or other vessel, (except ships of war or vessels having the status of ships of war) and to take into custody all persons suspected of being concerned in such felonies or misdemeanors, and to take charge of any property suspected of having been stolen or unlawfully obtained.

(3.) Where under this section authority is given to any Authority to officer to enter upon any ship, boat, junk, or other vessel, stop. such officer may require the master or person in charge to stop such ship, boat, junk, or other vessel to enable him to make such entry. Any master or person in charge refus- ing or wilfully neglecting to comply with such requirement, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars.

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PART VII.

LIGHTHOUSES, BUOYS, OR BEACONS.

29.-(1.) In the construction of this Part, the term Interpretation "lighthouses" shall, in addition to the ordinary meaning of clause. the word, include lightships and all floating and other lights (Ord. 20 of exhibited for the guidance of ships; and the terms "buoys and beacons" shall include all other marks and signs of

the sea.

1891.)

(Ibid.)

(2.) It shall be lawful for the Governor to erect and Power to erect maintain within the Colony such lighthouses, buoys, or lighthouses, beacons for the guidance of ships, and to lay erect and &c. maintain such cables, wires and other necessary apparatus for the purpose of telegraphic or other communication in con- nection therewith or for any other purpose as the Governor in Council shall think necessary.

(3.) It shall be lawful for the Governor, from time to Power to raise time, with the assent of the Legislative Council, to raise necessary by way of public loan, upon the security of the general

funds by revenues of the Colony, such sums of money as may be ne-(Ibid.)

public loan. cessary for the purposes aforesaid, and every loan so raised shall be a charge upon the said Colonial revenue.

Colonial

(4.) It shall be lawful for the Governor, in the meanwhile, Power to with such assent as aforesaid, to order the payment, by way advance funds of temporary advance, out of any monies for the time being out of the in the Colonial Treasury, of such sums of money arising Treasury. from the general revenues of the Colony, as may be required (Ibid.) for the purposes aforesaid: Provided flways that all sums of money so advanced out of the general revente 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 or other Dues.

30.-(1.) The owner, or agent, or master of every ship Master or which enters the waters of the Colony, shall pay such dues agent to pay as may, from time to time, be fixed by order of the dues. Governor pursuant to resolution of the Legislative Council, (Ibid, sec. 33.)

to such officer as the Governor shall, from time to time; appoint to collect the same, and the same shall be paid

by such officer into the Colonial Treasury :

Provided that unless and until such Order is made,

the dues in table P to this Ordinance shall be payable.

All British and Foreign ships of war shall be exempt

from the payment of the said dues.

(2.) It shall be lawful for the Governor, by Order in Governor to Council-

(a.) To fix or alter the times, places, and modes at

and in which the dues receivable are payable; (b.) To exempt any ships, or classes of ships, from such payment, and to annex any terms or conditions to such exemptions;

(c.) 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.

allow certain exemptions. (Ibid.)

(3.) Tables of all dues, and a copy of regulations for Tables of due the time being in force in respect thereof, shall be posted to be exhibited up at the office of the Harbour Master.

(Ibid.)

(4.) A receipt for the said dues shall be given by the person Ship not to be appointed to collect the same to every person paying in the cleared with- same, and the Harbour Master shall not grant a clearance out production to any ship, unless the receipt for the same is produced to dues.

of receipt for

him.

(Ibid.)

(5.) If the owner, or agent, or master of any ship fails, Power of dis- on demand of the authorised collector, to pay the said dues tress for in respect thereof, it shall be lawful for such collector, dues.

(Ibid.) in addition to any other remedy which he is entitled to

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Ship's burden to be

measurement in certain

cases.

(Ibid.)

use, to enter 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 dues are paid; and if payment of the same is not made within the period of three days next ensuing such distress, the collector may, at any time during the continuance of such non-payment, cause the distress to be appraised by two sufficient persons, and thereupon sell the same, and apply the proceeds in payment of the dues due, together with reasonable expenses incurred by him under this section, paying the surplus (if any) on demand to the said owner, or agent, or master.

(6.) In order to ascertain the burden of any ship liable to pay dues under this section, the person authorised to collect ascertained by such dues may require the owner, or master, 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 expense of the owner or master thereof, and such expense shall be recoverable in the same manner as dues payable under this section; 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 section.

Penalties. (Ibid.

Penalty for injuring lights, &c. (Ibid, sec. 34.)

Sections 29, 30 and 31 to apply to Gap Rock lighthouse.

Harbour

Master may

(7.) The master of any ship who shall depart or attempt to depart from any Port or place in this Colony leaving unpaid the dues required to be paid under the provisions of this section, 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 liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars.

Damage to Lights, Buoys and Beacons, Electric Cables, &c.

31.-(1.) 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, or any electric cables, wires or other apparatus either in connexion there- with or otherwise;

(b.) Removes, alters, injures, or destroys any lightship, buoy, or beacon, or any cables, wires, or other apparatus either in connexion therewith or otherwise; (c.) Rides by, makes fast to, or runs foul of, any light-

ship, buoy or beacon;

2

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

(2.) The Governor in Council may from time to time make regulations necessary for the protection of any tele- graph cables or wires either in connexion with any light- house, lightship, buoy or beacon, or otherwise.

Gap Rock Lighthouse.

32. The powers and provisions contained in sections 29, 30 and 31 of this Ordinance in respect of lighthouses, buoys, beacons, electric cables, wires or other apparatus in connexion therewith, and dues, within the Colony, shall equally apply to the lighthouse upon an island commonly known as The Gap Rock, situate about twenty-eight miles from the Colony, within the dominions of the Emperor of China, and any cables, wires and other apparatus for the purpose of telegraphic or other communication in connexion there- with.

Prevention of False Lights.

33.-(1.) Whenever any fire or light is burnt or ex- hibited at such place, or in such manner, as to be liable to prohibit false be mistaken for a light proceeding from a lighthouse, it lights. (No. 26 of 1891,

shall be lawful for the Harbour Master to serve a notice sec. 36.) upon the owner of the place where the fire or light is burnt or exhibited, 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 conspicuous 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 extinguishing or effectually screening such existing light; and for the preventing for the future any similar fire or

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

light; and any owner or person disobeying such notice, shall be deemed guilty of a common nuisance, and, in ad- dition to any other penalties or liabilities of any kind thereby incurred, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars or to six months' imprisonment with or without hard labour.

(2.) If any owner or person served with such notice, as If not obeyed, aforesaid, neglects for a period of twenty-four hours to ex- he may abate

such lights. tinguish, or effectually screen, the light or fire therein men- (Ibid.) tioned, it shall be lawful for the Harbour Master, by his servants or workmen, 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 in- curred by the Harbour Master in such extinction may be recovered from such person or owner as aforesaid.

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PART VIII.

IMPORTATION AND STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES.

34.-(1.) The Governor may provide, at the expense Vessels and of the Colony, all necessary vessels and buildings for the buildings storage of gunpowder, and other explosives.

for storage of gunpowder.

(2.) Such vessels or buildings shall, for the purposes Government of this section, be termed " The Government Gunpowder Gunpowder Depot," and shall be under the control and management of Depot. the Harbour Master, subject to such orders as may, from time to time, be received from the Governor; and such vessels or buildings shall be fitted and manned in such manner as the Harbour Master, with the approval of the Governor, shall deem expedient.

(3.) It shall not be lawful for the master of any vessel, No vessel to without the permission of the Harbour Master, to anchor anchor within such vessel within five hundred yards of any Government yards. Gunpowder Depot.

five hundred

furnished with particulars of

(4.) The master, or agent, or consignee of every vessel Harbour arriving in this Colony, having on board thereof as cargo Master to be any quantity of gunpowder or other explosives, shall, immediately upon arrival, and before the discharge from the explosives ship of any of such gunpowder, or other explosives, furnish arriving in the the Harbour Master with a copy of the inanifest of the Colony. same, the marks of all the packages, and the names of the consignees if he shall know the same.

(5.) The master of every such vessel shall, upon arrival, Master to take take the same to the Gunpowder Anchorage or to the place vessel to speci- which shall be pointed out to him by the Harbour Master,

                   fied place. and the said vessel shall not be removed therefrom without the permission of the Harbour Master.

(6.) The master of every vessel having on board as cargo when red flag gunpowder, or other explosives, and whilst engaged in to be exhibited. the transhipment of the same, shall exhibit a red flag at the

highest masthead.

(7.) It shall not be lawful for the master of any vessel Vessel not to having on board as cargo gunpowder or other explosives anchor within to anchor within five hundred yards of any other vessel

                   500 yards of except by permission of the Harbour Master.

any other vessel.

(8.) The master of every vessel about to take on board Mode of pro- as cargo any quantity of gunpowder or other explosives ceeding when shall give notice to the Harbour Master, and shall at once explosives are take the said vessel into the Gunpowder Anchorage or into

to be exported. such other anchorage as the Harbour Master may deem expedient, and shall not remove therefrom except for the purpose of proceeding on his voyage or for some other sufficient cause to be approved by the Harbour Master.

(9.) No gunpowder or other explosives shall be shipped, No gunpowder landed, or transhipped, within the waters of the Colony, be- to be tran- tween the hours of 6 P.M. and 6 A M., from October to shipped at March inclusive, nor between the hours of 7 P.M. and 5 A.M., night. (Ibid.) from April to September inclusive, without the written permission of the Harbour Master.

permission.

(10.) It shall not be lawful for any person, without the Limit of permission in writing of the Governor, to keep, except at storage with- the Government Gunpowder Depot, for any time, however out written short, any quantity of gunpowder exceeding 20 lbs. or any number of safety cartridges exceeding 2,000, or any quantity of other explosives, not coming within the provisions of The Dangerous Goods Ordinance, 1873, or any Ordinance amend- ing or substituted for the same.

(11.) Where any Magistrate has reasonable grounds for Search war- believing that any gunpowder or other explosive is kept on rant may be board any vessel, or in any house or place, in contravention granted.

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Governor in Council

empowered to

F

of this section, he may grant a warrant to any Police Office" to enter the same, and thereupon such officer may so ente and if necessary break into the premises and search the same. (12.) The Governor in Council is hereby empowered to make rules and regulations for the proper carrying out of the provisions of this section, and to fix and vary, from time to time, the sums chargeable for the storage of gunpowder, safety cartridges, or other explosives, and every violation of chapter and or neglect of any such rules or regulations shall render the to fix charges. party so offending liable to the penalties imposed by sub- section 14 of this section for offences against any provisions thereof:

frame rules for carrying out provisions

(Ibid.)

Sums how to

be paid and, if not paid, how

to be recover-

ed. (Ibid.)

Trial of

Provided that unless and until other rules are made, the rules and scale of charges in tables Q and R respectively of the schedule to this Ordinance shall apply.

(13.) The sums charged in respect of the storage of such gunpowder or other substances shall be paid monthly by the party in whose name the same is stored, and in the event of non-payment within twenty-one days after the money shall have become due and payable, it shall be law- ful for the Governor to direct the said gunpowder or other explosives 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 offences under comply with the provisions of this section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding three hundred dollars, or imprison- ment for any period not exceeding six mouths.

this section. (Ibid.)

Ordinance No.

affected.

(15.) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to inva- 8 of 1873 not lidate the provisions of The Dangerous Goods Ordinance, 1873, (No. 8 of 1873) or any Ordinance amending or sub- stituted for the same, or any Regulations or Bye-laws there- under.

Ships of war and Govern- ment stores excepted. (Ibid.)

(16.) Nothing in this section 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 Government stores.

Steam-ships

under 60 tons

not to ply for hire without licence.

sec. 7.)

PART IX.

STEAM-SHIPS NOT EXCEEDING SIXTY TONS, AND RIVER STEAMERS.

Steam-Ships not exceeding 60 tons.

35.-(1.) It shall not be lawful for any steam-ship not ex- cecding sixty tons burden to ply for hire within the waters of the Colony, or to any place outside the waters of the Colony, unless she has obtained a licence as hereinafter (No. 26 of 1891, provided, and in case any such steam-ship shall be so em- ployed as aforesaid without such licence, the owner, master, or person in charge thereof shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars: Provided that if such steamship has obtained a Certificate of Imperial or Colonial Registry under the provisions of The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, or of section 3 of this Ordinance, a licence shall not be required unless it is intended that she shall carry passengers for hire.

Harbour

Master may

(Ibid.)

(2.) It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master to grant to the owner of any steam-ship not exceeding 60 tons, a licence grant licence. authorizing such steam-ship to ply for hire and carry pas- sengers during such period and subject to such conditions as are named in the licence and to such regulations as are for the time being in force under this section: 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, conditioned in any sum not exceed- ing one thousand five hundred dollars for the observance of the conditions of such licence: Provided also that in the case of a Colonial ship registered under section 3 of this Ordinance, the said bond shall not be required if the registered owner is a person qualified to be the owner of a British ship under the terms of section 1 of The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894.

Regulations.

Alteration or repeal of regulations.

(3.) The regulations contained in table E 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 may make other regulations as he deems requisite.

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excess.

(5.) If any steam-ship licensed under this section carries Penalty for within the waters of the Colony more passengers than her carrying licence allows, the owner or master thereof shall be liable to passengers in a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars. (Ibid.)

(6.) If any unlicensed steam-ship not exceeding sixty Penalty for tons burden, carries, within the waters of the Colony, more unlicensed passengers, in proportion to her size, than she would be steamer licensed to carry under the regulations for the time being carrying in force under this section, the master thereof shall be liable to in excess. a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars.

(Ibid.)

passengers

cated master or engineer.

(7.) If any steam-ship not exceeding 60 tons, whether Penalty for licensed under this section or not, plies without a master and plying with- engineer each holding either a certificate of qualification out a certifi- recognised by the Board of Trade, or a certificate of competency from the Harbour Master of Hongkong as (Ibid.) provided by table E, the owner or master thereof shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars or imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding three months.

(No. 26 of 1891,

(8.) If any person places an undue weight or pressure Pressure on on the safety valve of any steam-ship, he shall be liable safety valve. to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars or imprison- sec. 7.) ment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding three months.

(Ibid.)

(9.) Every steam-ship, not exceeding 60 tons burden Steamers to whetlier licensed or not, shall, when under way in the waters exhibit lights. of the Colony between sunset and sunrise, exhibit a green light on the starboard side and a red light on the port side, and a bright light in the fore part of the ship at a height above the deck not less than 6 feet, and if the breadth of the ship exceeds 6 feet, then at a height above the deck not less than such breadth, so however that the light need not be carried at a greater height above the deck than 10 feet. These lights shall be constructed fixed and fitted as prescribed from time to time by the Regulations for Preventing Colli- sions at Sea made by Her Majesty's Order in Council; and every such steam-ship shall, when at anchor, carry forward at a height not exceeding 20 feet above the deck, a bright light visible all round at a distance of at least one mile. Every such steam-ship shall also be provided with an efficient steam whistle or siren and an efficient bell.

(10.) The licence granted by the Harbour Master to any Cancellation steam-ship under this section may be cancelled if at any time of licence. the Government Marine Surveyor reports to the Harbour Master that from any cause the said ship is unfit for the service for which she is intended, or in the event of the security given under sub-section 2 becoming invalid.

licence.

The owner of any such steam-ship, who shall refuse Refusal to or neglect to give up the licence of the said ship after give up having been informed by the Harbour Master that the same has been cancelled, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars. It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master or Government Marine Surveyor at any time to go on board any steam-ship licensed under this section for the purpose of inspecting the same.

to be fur-

(11.) The master of every steam-ship not exceeding 60 tons Report of shall, within eighteen hours after arrival at any port of arrival and the Colony, report such arrival at the Harbour Master's particulars office or at a "Harbour Master's station," and shall furnish nished. the particulars hereinafter mentioned, which shall be entered in a register kept for the purpose, that is to say :-

(a.) Name and capacity of ship;

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

or owners and of the master;

(r.) The name, address and description of every con- signee or agent, if any, of the ship and cargo in the Colony;

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

ber of the crew;

(e.) The place from which the ship sailed on her voy- age to the Colony, and the date of her departure from such place, and of her arrival in the Colony.

(12.) Upon compliance with the provisions of the last Anchorage sub-section, the master of every such ship shall receive pass. an "anchorage pass," and sball forthwith pay a fee of 25 cents for the same, and in default thereof shall be liable to

a penalty not exceeding ten dollars.

(13.) No steam-ship not exceeding 60 tons shall leave Ships not to the waters of the Colony without a clearance or a special remove from permit, unless the safety of the vessel (through stress of anchorage weather) shall render it necessary, and in such

               case, she shall return to her former anchorage when such necessity special permit. for leaving it shall have ceased.

without clearance or

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Night clearances.

Notice of departure.

"Special permit."

Penalty for infraction of

sub-s. 11, 13,

14 or 15.

Improper use of licence.

Orders of Harbour Master.

Offences against regulations.

Certain ships exempted,

Boilers to be surveyed Unlicensed ships.

Use of un-

(14.) No such steam-ship shall leave any port in the waters of the Colony 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" for which a fee of $1 shall be paid.

(15.) The master of every such steam-ship about to leave the waters of the Colony, shall give notice to the Harbour Master of such intended departure, and of the nature of the proposed voyage, together with the general character of cargo, and if there is no reasonable objection he will thereupon be furnished with a "clearance" and shall pay a fee of 25 cents for the same: Provided always that in. case such steam-ship shall not leave her anchorage within twenty-four hours thereafter, the master shall report the same to the Harbour Master, and the reason thereof, and shall, if so required to do, return the said clearance.

(16.) The Harbour Master may, from time to time on payment of a fee of 25 cents, grant to any master of a steam- ship not exceeding 60 tons 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.

(17.) Every master of a steam-ship not exceeding 60 tons who shall refuse or fail to comply with the provisions of sub-sections 11, 13, 14 or 15, or shall knowingly give untrue particulars concerning the information which he is thereby required to furnish, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding three months.

(18.) Every person who shall use any licence, clearance, permit or other document granted under the provisions of this section in respect of any steam-ship other than the one therein mentioned shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for any term not exceeding three months.

(19.) Every master or other person in charge of any steam-ship not exceeding 60 tons, who shall within the waters of the Colony disobey any lawful orders which the Harbour Master may see fit to give, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars.

(20.) 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 uo penalty is spe- cified, be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars, or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding one month with or without hard labour.

(21.) Sub-sections (11), (12),'(13), (14), (15), and (17) shall not apply in the case of any steam-ship not exceeding 60 tons on occasions when such steam-ship is being used solely for purposes of pleasure.

(22.) The owners of all steam-ships not exceeding 60 tons not licensed under this section, but being in the waters of the Colony, shall cause the boilers of such steam-ships to be surveyed before use, and thenceforth to be surveyd an- nually, by the Government Marine Surveyor, the Assistant Marine Surveyor, or some person authorised in that behalf by the Governor, and the requirements of such surveyor shall be complied with, and thereupou a certificate to that effect shall be given by such surveyor and shall be produced to the Harbour Master without unnecessary delay.

(23.) The owner, master or person in charge of any such surveyed ship. unlicensed steam-ship using the same before obtaining such certificate of survey as mentioned in the preceding sub- section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

Fees for

surveys.

Application of section.

Special licen-

ces may be granted to river steamers. (No. 26 of 1891, sec. 8.)

(24.) The owner shall pay into the Treasury a fee of ten dollars for each survey and certificate thereof made and given by the Government Marine Surveyor or Assistant Marine Surveyor.

(25.) The provisions of this section shall not apply to steam-launches belonging to Her Majesty or to any Foreign Government. Such launches, however, as well as all other steam-ships when within the waters of the Colony shall comply with the Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea made from time to time by Her Majesty's Order in Council.

River Steamers.

36.-(1.) 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.

Such number shall be subject to such conditions as the Governor in Council may from time to time direct by any

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rsgulations to be made by him for this purpose, and until

euch regulations are made and so far as the same shall not extend, the regulations contained in table F in the schedule hereto shall apply.

force.

(2.) Such special licence shall continue in force during Period during the period in which the River steamer holding the same which licences shall be regularly employed in such capacity; but such shall be in special licence may be revoked by the Governor in Council (Ibid.) upon receiving a declaration in writing from any Govern- ment surveyor that the River steamer holding the same has become unfit to carry the number of passengers author- ised by such licence, or upon such River steamer either ceasing to be regularly employed as such, or being employed otherwise.

(3.) The owner or master of any River steamer leaving Penalty for or entering the waters of the Colony with passengers on exceeding board in excess of the number authorised by the special limit allowed licence shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two by licences. hundred and fifty dollars, and in addition to a penalty not exceeding five dollars for every passenger on board in excess of the number authorised by the special licence.

PART X.

JUNKS AND SMALL BOATS.

Junks.

(Ibid.)

37.-(1.) In the construction of this Part, the term Interpretation "Licensed Junk shall mean a junk, licensed under sub- "Licensed sections 13 or 14 of this section and shall include any other Junk."

vessel licensed under sub-section 15.

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

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

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

Unless and until the limits of such anchorages shall be altered by the Harbour Master with the approval of the Governor, the limits of anchorages in table S shall be in force.

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

anchor at an anchorage for junks. (5.) Every unlicensed junk arriving at any port of the Entry of junk. 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, Report of shall, within eighteen hours after arrival at any Port of arrival and the Colony, report such arrival at the Harbour Master's particulars to office or at a "Harbour Master's station," and shall, if be furnished. licensed, deposit the licence and, if not liceused, 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 and of the master.

(c.) 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.

(e.) The place from which the junk sailed on her voyage 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.

66

(Ibid.)

(7.) Upon compliance with the provisions of the last Anchorage sub-section, the master shall receive an anchorage pass," pass. and shall forthwith pay the prescribed fee for the same, (ibid.) and in default thereof shall be liable to a penalty not ex- ceeding ten dollars.

(8.) No licensed junk shall leave any port in the Colony, Junks not to and no other junk shall leave any anchorage for junks with- leave or remove out a clearauce or a special permit, unless the safety of the without clear- vessel (throngh stress of weather) shall render it necessary, permit.

ance or special and in such case, she shall return to her former anchorage (Ibid.) when such necessity for leaving it shall have ceased.

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No junk to leave at night. No. 22 of 1891.)

(Ibid, and see

Flag to be hoisted before departure. Clearance.

"Special permit." (Ibid.)

Penalty for unlawfully

using a

licence, pass, clearance, or

(Ibid.)

(9.) No junk, whether licensed or not, shall leave her anchorage or leave or attempt to leave any port in the Colony 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, except in the case of a licensed fishing junk which has obtained a permit from the Harbour Master.

(10.) The master of every junk, whether licensed or not about to leave her anchorage, at any port in the Colony, shall, where practicable, 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 proposed 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, if there is no reasonable objection and upon payment of the prescribed fee, 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, aud 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, upon payment of the prescribed fee, grant to any master of a junk a permit to be called a "special per- mit," which shall be a sufficient warrant or authority for the doing of any act mentioned in such permit.

(12.) 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 or for any period of time other than the one therein mentioned, and every special permit. 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 lawfully obtained, shall be im- prisoned 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 sub-section may, either with or without 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.

Trading licences.

Fishing licences. (Ibid.)

(13.) It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master, in such cases as he shall think fit, and upon payment of the pre- scribed fee, to grant to the owner of any junk, a trading licence authorising such junk, to ply between this Colony and other ports or places out of the Colony, during 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 on or contained in such licence; and such junk, having obtained a trading licence, the master 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, conditioned in any such sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars as the Harbour Master may require for the obser- vance of the conditions of such licence.

(14.) It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master, in such cases as he shall think fit, and upon payment of the pre- scribed fee to grant to the owner of any junk a fishing licence authorizing such junk to be used solely as a fishing junk 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 junk having obtained a fishing 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 of the provi- sions of this sub-section shall be liable to a penalty not

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

exceeding one hundred dollars or in default to imprisonment

not exceeding one month with or without hard labour in addition to any forfeitures thereby imposed.

(15.) It shall also be lawful for the Harbour Master to Licences to grant to any vessel other than a "Junk a licence under other vessels. the provisions of sub-sections 13 or 14 in such cases as it (Ibid.) shall appear to him that the vessel referred to is to be employed in the same manner as a "Junk," and such vessel being so licensed shall, so long as the said licence is in force, be considered for all purposes of this Ordinance to be a licensed junk. For any such licences the same fee shall be paid as for a junk.

(16.) Any junk or vessel employed for fishing purposes Unlicensed and being within the waters of the Colony shall, unless fishing vessels. licensed as aforesaid, be subject to the provisions in this (Ibid.) section contained as to the Entry and Clearance of Junks.

(17.) It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master to Junks and order all junks, lighters, boats, and other vessels of any de- other craft to scription whatever to anchor or secure in such place as he

be subject to orders of may direct, or to prohibit their anchoring or securing in any Harbour particular place, or to order them to remove to any other Master. place.

(18.) It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master to give Discipline of such orders to all or any junks, or other vessels, for the harbour. proper discipline of the harbour and for the prevention of disorder or confusion, or otherwise as he may, in his discre- tion, think fit.

Harbour

(19.) Every master of any junk or other vessel, whether Penalty for licensed or not who shall, when within the waters of the disobeying Colony, disobey any lawful orders which the Harbour Master Master's may see fit to give, shall be liable to a penalty not exceed- orders. ing one hundred dollars.

(Ibid.)

into the

(20.) Every master of a junk, who brings into the Colony Penalty for any person who, in the opinion of the Magistrate before bringing men- which the charge is tried, has come to the Colony for dicants, &c. the purposes of mendicancy, or any person suffering from Colony. leprosy or any infectious or contagious disease, or who (Ibid.)" removes any such person from one part of the Colony to another, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding ten dollars for each offence, unless in the case of any person suffering from any infectious or contagious disease, such master can shew to the satisfaction of the Magistrate that he had no reasonable means of knowing that such person was so suffering.

(21.) It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master, or any Power to board person deputed thereto by him, or for any officer or constable any junk of the Police force, at any time to stop and board any junk

and demand

within the waters of the Colony and demand the production inspection of

documents.

of any anchorage pass, clearance, special permit, or licence, (Ibid.) and in case by reason of the non-production of any of such documents, or for any other reason, there shall be ground to believe or suspect that any provision of the law has been violated by the master of such junk, or in case the document produced 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.

(Ibid.)

(22.) Every junk, the master of which shall be charged In case of with having violated the provisions of this section, may be non-payment forthwith arrested and detained unless bail to the satisfac-of penalty by tion of a Magistrate is given, until the said master shall master, the

same may be either have been acquitted of the offence charged, or, if found levied by sale guilty, shall have paid the penalty inflicted upon him, and of junk. 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 it shall be brought to the knowledge of the Magistrate that there is in the Colony any consignee. or agent of such junk no sale thereof shall be made in pursuance of this sub-section until three days' previous notice thereof shall have been given in writing to such consignee or agent.

(23.) Every junk forfeited or sold under the provisions of Transfer to this section shall be transferred to the purchaser thereof, at purchaser his expense, by a bill of sale from the Harbour Master, and on sale of such bill of sale shall confer upon such purchaser, his exe-(mid.) junk.

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Trial of

this section.

(Ibid.)

cutors, administrators and assigns, an absolute title to such junk.

(24.) No junk or cargo liable to forfeiture, under the pro- offences under visions of this section, 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 to- gether, who shall have power, in their discretion, to extend the period limited by law for an appeal from their decision to the Supreme Court, either before or after the expiration thereof.

Governor in

(25.) The Governor in Council is hereby empowered to Council make such rules and regulations as to him shall seem fit for empowered

the proper carrying out of the provisions of this section, and to frame rules also from time to time to fix and vary the fees payable by for carrying out provisions junks, and to prescribe the forms of all licences, passes, of this chapter. permits, and clearances under this section, and the condi- tions of issuing the same, and to provide adequate means for preventing by force, when necessary, any junk from leaving the waters of the Colony, or any port thereof, or any anchorage for junks, in violation of any provision of this section.

(Ibid.)

Penalty for infraction of sub-sections 4 and 5. (Ibid.)

Penalty for infraction of

sub-s. 6 and

10.

(Ibid.)

Penalty for infraction of provisions of sub-sections 8 and 9. (Ibid.)

Governor in Council to make regulations for licensing, &c.,

boats, &c:

(No. 26 of 1891, sec. 89.)

Punishment

for drowning passengers in overcrowded

boats.

Unless and until other fees are fixed by the Governor in Council, the fees mentioned in table T in the schedule hereto shall be deemed to be the prescribed fees.

(26.) Every master of a junk who shall violate or refuse or fail to comply with the provisions of sub-sections 4 and 5 of this section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding one month.

(27.) Every master of a junk who shall refuse or fail to comply with the provisions of sub-sections 6 and 10 of this section, or shall knowingly give untrue particulars concern- ing the information which he is thereby required to furnish, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars, or imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding three months.

(28.) Every master of a junk violating the provisions of sub-sections 8 or 9 of this section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars, or imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding six calendar months, and such junk and her cargo may, in the discretion of the Magistrates, be forfeited to the Crown. And it shall be lawful for any sergeant of Police to arrest within the waters of the Colony any junk or other Chinese craft leaving or attempting to leave her anchorage, or which he has good reason to believe had left her anchorage or any port of the Colony between the hours aforesaid.

&

Boats, Lighters, Hulks, &c.

33. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to make and publish regulations-

(a.) For the licensing, due management, control and regulation, within the waters of the Colony, of all boats or other vessels, including cargo-boats, lighters, sampans, hulks, and vessels of similar description other than market boats and junks;

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

cargo-boatmen and lightermen ;

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

licenses;

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

respect of such boats or vessels ;

(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 :

Provided that unless and until other regulations are made, the regulations and fees contained in table U of the sche- dule to this Ordinance and the forms therein contained shall apply.

2. In case any greater number of persons or passen- gers shall be taken or carried in any boat or other vessel aforesaid within the waters of the Colony, than are re- spectively allowed to be carried therein by the regulations (No. 26 of 1891, in table U or by any regulations hereafter made by the Governor 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 other vessel, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and may be

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punished therefor without prejudice to any civil romely and in addition to aur penalty provided for under the aforesaid Regulations.

1

PART XI.

GENERAL.

Prosecution of Offences and Procedure.

sec. 42.)

39.--(1.) So much of the various provisions of The Application Merchant Shipping Act, 1891, and other Acts amending of certain the same, not being inconsistent with the provisions of this parts of Ordinance and in force in England, as relates to rights to Merchant

Shipping wages and remedies for the recovery thereof; to leaving Act. seamen abroad; to the provisions, health and accommoda- (No. 26 of 1821, tion of seamen; to the power of seainen to make complaints; to the protection of scamen from imposition; to discipline; to official logs, 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.

offences

(2.)-(a.) Every offence declared by The Merchant Trial in this Shipping Act, 1894, or by this Ordinance, to be a misde- Co'ony meanour may, if tried in this Colony, be tried by the of misdemea- Supreme Court in the same manner as other misdemeanours nours and are tried, and may also, unless otherwise expressly pro- under vided instead of being prosecuted before the Supreme Court, Merchant he prosecuted summarily in accordance with the procedure Shipping provided by The Magistrates Ordinance, 1890, or any bid.) Ordinance amending the same, but if so prosecuted shall be punishable by the Magistrate with imprisonment only for a term not exceeding six months with or without hard labour, or with a fine not exceeding $1,000.

(6.) Every offence made punishable by The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, by imprisonment for any period not exceeding six months with or without hard labour or by a fine not exceeding £100 may be prosecuted summarily before any Stipendiary Magistrate and may be punished by imprisonment not exceeding six months with or without hard labour or by fine not exceeding $1,000.

(c.) The provisions of The Magistrates Ordinance, 1890, with regard to appeal shall apply to all summary convie- tions under this section.

Act.

(3.) All offences against this Ordinance, or any orders, Trial of regulations, rules or conditions made thereunder, except offences and when otherwise provided, may be heard and determined recovery of by any Stipendiary Magistrate, and all penalties and for- expenses, &c.,

                    penalties, feitures imposed and declared by and expenses recoverable under this under this Ordinance, or any order, regulation, rule or Ordinance. condition made thereunder, except when otherwise provided, may be recovered and enforced in a summary manner, and the Marine Magistrate shall, in relation to all such offences, penalties, forfeitures and expenses, have the like powers and authority as are given to or reposed in a Police Magis- trate under the provisions of The Magistrates Ordinance, 1890, in respect of offences triable on summary conviction,

(4.) Where no penalty is specially attached by this Any breach of Ordinance to the breach or infringement of any provision this Cydinance contained in this Ordinance or in any orders, rules, regu- punishable by lations or conditions, made or to be made hereunder, the same (26, 26 of 1891.)

                       fine, &e. shall be punishable by a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars, and in default of payment thereof, imprisonment with or without hard labour not exceeding three months.

(5.)-(a.) Where any document requires, for the purpose Service of of any provision of this Ordinance, to be served on the documents, 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 affixing a copy thereof to the mast of the ship.

(b.) Any such 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.

(c.) Any person who obstructs the service of any doen- ment on the master of a ship shall be liable to a penalty not cxcceding fifty dollars, and if the owuor, agent, or master

(Ibid.)

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Power to detain ship.

of the ship is a party or privy to such obstruction he shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.

(6.) Where under this Ordinance it is enacted that under certain conditions a ship shall not leave the waters of the M.S.A.692(3), Colony it shall be lawful for the Harbour Mastor under such conditions to detain the ship until he is satisfied that the provisions of the law have been fulfilled.

Penalty for taking detained ship to sea.

Taking officer authorised to detain ship, to sea.

Proof, &c. of exemption.

Forgery.

General power

(7.) 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, or attempts to proceed, 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 be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars.

(8.) Where a ship so proceeding to sea takes to sea 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 liable to pay all expenses of and incidental to the officer or surveyor being so taken to sca, and also be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars, or, if the offence is not prosecuted in a summary manner, not exceeding 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.

(9.) Any exception, exemption, proviso, excuse, or quali- fication, in relation to any offence under The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, or this Ordinance, whether it does or does not accompany in the same section the description of the offence, may be proved by the defendant, but need not be specified or negatived in any information or complaint, and, if so specified or negatived, no proof in relation to the matter so specified or negatived shall be required on the part of the informant or complainant.

(10.) 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 imprisoned with or without hard labour for any term not exceeding seven years.

?

Rules and Regulations.

40.-(1.) In addition to the powers hereinbefore given, to the Govern- it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council, from time to or in Council time, to make rules and regulations for the better and more

effectual carrying out of the provisions of this Ordinance.

to make

regulations.

And to impose penalties.

Publication of rules.

Effect of publication.

Remuneration of certain

persons.

Costs, &c.

(2.) In any rules, regulations, or conditions under this Ordinance, it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to impose penalties for the breach thereof, but so never- theless that except for breach of Quarantine Regulations the penalty for the breach thereof shall not exceed two hundred dollars or six months' imprisonment with or with- out hard labour.

(3.) All rules and regulations, conditions and fees hereafter made, and all revocations, alterations or addi- tions thereof, or of the tables hereto shall be published in The Gazette.

(4.) Upon the publication of any rules or regu- lations, conditions or fees, or any revocation, alteration or addition thereto, or to the tables hereto in The Gazette they shall, after the date of such publication, or at any time mon- tioned therein, take effect as if they were enacted by the Legislature of this Colony.

Remuneration, Fees and Costs.

41.-(1.) 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 Court, Examination Board or Court of Survey, or to any Assessor, such remuneration (if any) as this Ordinance directs, or, in so far as this Ordi- nance does not extend, as the Governor from time to time directs.

(2.) There may be paid out of Colonial Revenue all costs and compensation payable by the Governor or Gov- ernment in pursuance of this Ordinance,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899. 179

Ordinance and under

(3.) Unless and until other fees are prescribed by the Fees payable Governor in Council the fees specified in tables marked B, under this C, E, H, I, J, Oa, P, R, T, and U of the schedule hereto are hereby declared to be payable to the collector appointed M. S. A. 1894. by the Governor as the lawful fees to be paid for the dis- charge of the respective duties therein specified, and the same and all other fees payable under this Ordinance, or any regulation made thereunder, may be recovered in a summary manner before any Stipendiary Magistrate.

(4.) All fees and all costs and expenses recovered under Fees to be this Ordinance shall be paid into the Colonial Treasury. paid into the

Treasury.

Abstract of Ordinance.

42. An abstract of such portious of this Ordinance as Abstract of the Governor may approve shall be delivered to the master Ordinance of every vessel upon her entering the waters of the Colony:

                  to be given 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.

Exemption of Ships of War.

to masters.

43. This Ordinance shall not, except where specially Exemption of provided, apply to Her Majesty's ships of war, or to the ships of war. ships of war of any Foreign nation.

Repealing Clause.

44. The Ordinances hereunder specified and all orders, Repealing rules and regulations made by the Governor or Governor in clause. Council thereunder are hereby repealed: Provided that any officer appointed in pursuance of any such enactments shall be deemed to have been appointed under this Ordinance, and any orders, rules or regulations made by the Governor or the Governor in Council in pursuance of any such exact- ment shall be deemed to remain in force unless and until other orders, rules or regulations inconsistent with or super- seding the same shall be made under this Ordinance, or unless other provisions are made by this Ordinance.

Ordinance No. 26 of 1891.

No. 9 of 1892.

"

No. 21 of 1895.

"

Suspending Clause.

45. This Ordinance shall not come into operation unless Suspending and until the Governor notifies by Proclamation that it is Clause. Her Majesty's pleasure not to disallow the same and there- after it shall come into operation upon such day as the Governor shall notify by the same or any other Proclama- tion.

SCHEDULE TO THIS ORDINANCE.

TABLE A.

(See sec. 13.)

Rules relating to Life-saving Appliances, &c.

For the purpose of these rules, ships shall be arranged into the following classes :----

Class I.-Sea-going ships having passengers certificates under

sec. 10 of this Ordinance.

Class 11.-Sea-going ships not certified to carry passengers. Class 111-River steamers under scc. 36 of this Ordinance.

Class I.

Rules and table for sea-going ships having passenger certificates

under section 10 of this Ordinance.

(a.) Ships of this class shall carry boats placed under davits fit and ready for use and having proper appliances for getting them into the water, in number and capacity not less than prescribed in the following table. The boats shall be equipped in the manner required by, and shall be of the description defined, in the general rules appended hereto.

(b.) Masters or owners of ships of this class claiming to carry fewer boats than are given in the following table must declare before the Harbour Master at the time of clearance that the boats actually placed under davits are sufficient to accom- modate all persons on board allowing 10 cubic feet of boat capacity for each adult person or "statute adult."

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Tuble for Class I.

Gross Tonnage.

Minimum number of boats to be placed under davits.

Total minimum cubic contents of boats to be placed under davits. LX BX D X 6.

10,000 and upwards,

16

5.500

9,000

14

.?

5,250

8,500 and under 9.000,

14

5,100

8,000

?重

8,500,

14

5,000

7,750

71

8,000,

19

4,700

7,500

";

7,750,

12

4,600

7,250

"

7,500,

12

4,500

7,000

1

7,250,

12

4,400

6,750

11

7,000,

12

4.800

6,500

6,750,

12

4.200

6,250

6,500,

12

4,100

6,000

6,250,

12

4,000

5,750

"

6,000,.

10

3,700

5,500

5,750...

10

3,600

5,250

5,500,

10

3,500

5,000

"

5,250,

10

3.400

4,750

2

5,000,

10

3,300

4,500

"

4,750,.

2,900

4,250

+

4,500,

2.900

4,000

4,250,.

2,800

3,750

4,000,.

2,700

3,500

3,750,

2,600

3,250

3,500,.

2,500

3,000

3,250,

2,400

2,750

3,000,

2,100

2,500

1:

2,750,

2,050

2,250

19

2,500,

2,000

2,000

2,250,

1,900

1,750

2,000,

1,800

1,500

1,750,

"

1,700

1,250

1,500,

1,500

1,000

1,250,

1,200

"

900

"S

1,000,

1,000

800

900.

900

+1

700

800.

800

31

600

700,

700

"

500

600,

600

400

"

500,

400

300

400,

350

"

200 100

300, 200,

300

250

NOTE. Where in ships already fitted the required cubic contents of boats placed under davits is provided although by a smaller number of boats than the minimum required by this table, such ships shall be regarded as complying with the rules as to boats to be carried under davits.

(c.) Not less than half the number of boats placed under davits shall be boats of soc. A or sec. B of rule 1 of the general rules. (d) The remaining boate may also be of such description or may, in the option of the shipowners (or master), conform to sec. O or sec. D: provided that not more than two boats shall be of sec. D.

(e.) If the boats placed under davits in accordance with the foregoing table (A) do not furnish sufficient accommodation for all persons on board then additional wood, metal, collap- sible or other boats of approved description (whether placed under davits or otherwise) or approved life-rafts shall be carried, one of these boats may be a steam-launch; but in that case the space occupied by the engines and boiler is hot to be included in the estimated cubic capacity of the boat. Subject to the provision contained in paragraph (g) of theso rules such additional boats or rafts shall be of at least such carrying capacity that they and the boats required to be placed under davits by table (A) provide together in the aggregate in vessels of 5,000 tons gross and upwards, three- fourths, and in vessels of less than 5,000 tons gross, one-half more than the minimum cubic contents required by column 3 of that table, and for this purpose three cubic feet of air case in the life-raft is to be estimated as ten cubic feet of internal capacity: Provided always that the rafts will accommodate all the persons for which they are to be certified under the rules and also have 3 cubic feet of air case for cach person. All such additional boats or rafts shall be placed as con- veniently for being available as the ship's arrangements admits of, having regard to the avoidance of undue incumbrance of the ship's deck, and the safety of the ship for her voyage. (f) When ships are divided into efficient water-tight compart- ments, so that with any two of them in free communication with the sea, the ship will remain afloat in moderate weather, they shall only be required to carry additional boats or life- rafts of one-half of the capacity required by para. (b.) of these rules. (g.) In addition to the life-saving appliances before mentioned, ships of this class shall carry not less than one approved life- buoy, (rule 1 (a.) or 11 (b.) of general rules), for every boat placed under davits. They shall also carry approved life-belts, (rule 10), or other similar approved articles of equal buoyancy suitable for being worn on the person so that thore may be at least one for each person on board the ship: Provided that no ship of this class shall be required to carry more boats or rafts than will furnish sufficient accommodation for all persons on board.

d

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Class II.

Rules for sea-going ships not certified to carry passengers. (a.) Ships of this class shall carry on each side at least so many and such boats of wood or metal placed under davits (of which one on one side shall be a boat of sec. A or sec. B and on the other side shall be a boat of sec. A, or sec. B, or sec. C of rule I of the general rules) that the boats on each side of the ship shall be sufficient to accommodate all persons on board. They shall have proper appliances for getting the boats into the water,

(b.) They shall carry approved life-belts as required for ships

of class I.

(c.) They shall carry not less than six approved life-buoys,

(rule 11 (".) or 11 (b.), of general rules).

Class 111.

Rules for steam-ships having special licenses as river steamers under sec. 36 of this Ordinance.

(a.) Ships of this class shall, according to their tonnage, carry boats placed under davits as required by the Table for ships in class I.

(9.) If the boats placed under davits in accordance with the above requirements do not furnish sufficient accommodation for all persons on board then additional boats or approved life-rafts shall be supplied as for ships of class 1. (c.) Provided that if (having regard to the avoidance of undue incumbrance of the ship's deck and to the safety of the ship for her voyage) it is not practicable for a ship of this class to carry additional approved boats or approved life-rafts as required for ships of class I, the deficiency so caused may be made up by the supply of an equivalent number of approved buoyant deck seats or other approved buoyant deck fittings to the satisfaction of the Government Marine Surveyor. (d.) At least one approved life buoy [rule 11 (a.) or 11 (b.) of general rules] shall also be provided for each boat of wood or metal carried by the ship, but in no case shall less than six approved life-buoys be provided.

General Rules. (1.)-Boats.

Note. All boats shall be properly constructed and equipped as provided by these rules, and all boats and other life- saving appliances are to be kept ready for use to the satisfaction of the Government Marine Surveyor.

Section (A.)-A boat of this section shall be a life-boat properly constructed of wood or metal having, for every ten cubic feet of her capacity computed as in rule 2, at least one and a half cubic feet of strong and serviceable enclosed air-tight compartments, such that water cannot find its way into them. Section (B.)-A boat of this section shall be a life-boat properly constructed of wood or metal baving inside and outside buoyancy apparatus together equal in effi ciency to the buoyancy apparatus provided for a boat of section A. At least one half of the buoy- ancy apparatus must be attached to the outside of the boat.

Section (C.)-A boat of this section shall be a life-boat properly constructed of wood or metal having some buoyancy apparatus attached to the inside and/or outside of the boat equal in efficiency to one half the buoyancy apparatus provided for a bout of section A or sec- tion B. At least one half of the buoyancy apparatus must be attached to the outside of the boat. Section (D.)-A boat of this section shall be a properly constructed

boat of wood or metal.

(2.)-Cubic Capacity.

Measure the length and breadth outside and the depth inside mul- tiply them together and by 6; the product is the capacity of the boat in cubic feet. Thus a boat 28 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches broad and 3 feet 6 inches deep'will be regarded as having' a capacity of 28 × 8:3 X 8·5 X 6. = 499·8 or 500 cubic feet. If the oars are pulled in row- locks, the bottom of the rowlock is to be considered the gunwale of the boat for ascertaining her depth.

(3.)-- Number of persons for boats of Section A. The number of persons a boat of section 4 shall be deemed fit to carry shall be the number of cubic feet (ascertained as in rule 2), divided by 10. The number of persons a boat of sections B, C, or D shall be deemed fit to carry shall be the number of cubic feet, (ascertained as in rule 2), divided by 8. The space in the boat shall be sufficient for the seating of the persons carried in it and for the proper use of the cars.

(4.)-Appliances for lowering Boats. Appliances for getting a boat into the water must fulfil the follow- ing conditions:-Means are to be provided for speedily detaching the boats from the lower blocks of the davit tackles: the boats placed under davits are to be attached to the davit tackles and kept ready for service, the davits are to be strong enough and so spaced that the boats can be swung out with facility; the points of attachment of the boats to the davits are to be sufficiently away from the ends of the boats to ensure their being easily swung clear of the davits; the boats chocks are to be such as can be expeditiously removed; the davits, falls, blocks, eye bolts, rings, and the whole of the tackling are to be of sufficient strength; the boats falls are to be long enough to lower the boat into the water with safety when the vessel is light; the life lines fitted to the davits are to be long enough to reach the water when the vessel is light; and hooks are not to be attached to the lower tackle blocks.

(5.)-Equipments for boats and for life-rafts.

In order to be properly equipped each boat shall be provided as follows:-

(.) With the full (single banked) complement of oars, and two

spare cars.

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(b.) With two plugs for each plug hole attached with lanyards or chains, and one set and a half of thole pins or crutches attached to the boat by sound lanyards.

(c.) With a sea anchor, a baler, a rudder and tiller or yoke and yoke lines, a painter of sufficient length and a boat hook. The rudder and baler to be kept attached to the boat by sufficiently long lanyards and kept ready for use.

(d) A vessel to be kept filled with fresh water shall be provided

for each boat.

(e.) Life-rafts shall be fully provided with a suitable equipment. (6.)-Additional Equipments for boats of sections A and B.

In order to be properly equipped each boat of sections A and B. in addition to being provided with all the requisites laid down in rule 5, shall be equipped as follows. (But not more than four boats in any one ship require to have this outfit):-

(a.) With two hatchets or tomahawks, one to be kept in cach end

of the boat and to be attached to the boat by a lanyard.

(b.) With a mast or masts and with at least one good sail and

proper gear for each.

(c.) With a line in loops run round the outside of the boat and

securely made fast.

(d.) With an efficient compass.

(e) With one gallon of vegetable or animal oil in a vessel of ap- proved pattern for distributing it in the water in rough weather.

(f) With a lantern trimmed with oil in its receiver sufficient to

burn eight hours.

(7.)-Number of Persons for Life-rafts.

The number of persons that any approved life-raft for use at sea shall be deemed to be capable of carrying shall be determined with reference to each separate pattern approved by the Government Marine Surveyor:

Provided always that for every person so carried there shall be at least 3 cubic feet of strong and serviceable enclosed air-tight com- partments such that water cannot find its way into them. Any ap proved life-raft of other construction may be used provided that it has equivalent buoyancy to that hereinbefore described. Every such approved life-raft shall be marked in such a way as to plainly indi- cate the number of adult persons it can carry.

(8.)-Buoyant Apparatus.

Approved buoyant apparatus shall be deemed sufficient for a num- ber of persons to be ascertained by dividing the number of pounds of iron which it is capable of supporting in fresh water by 32. Such buoyant apparatus shall not require to be inflated before use, shall be of approved construction and marked in such a way as plainly to indicate the number of persons for whom it is sufficient.

(9.)-Life-belts.

An approved life-belt shall mean a belt which does not require to be inflated before use and which is capable at least of floating in the water for 24 hours with 15 lbs. of iron suspended from it.

(10.)-Life-buoys.

An approved life-buoy shall mean either-

(a.) A life-buoy built of solid cork and fitted with life lines and loops securely seized to the life-buoy and capable of floating in the water for at least 24 hours with 32 lbs. of iron suspend- ed from it: or

(.) A strong life-buoy of any other approved pattern and mate- rial provided that it is capable of floating in the water for at least 24 hours with 32 lbs. of iron suspended from it, and provided also that it is not stuffed with rushes, cork shavings, or loose granulated cork, or other loose material and does not require inflation before use.

(11.)--Position of Life-belts and Life-buoys.

All life-buoys and life-belts shall be so placed as to be readily ac- cessible to the persons on board and so that their position may be known to those for whom they are intended.

TABLE B.

Table of Fees under section 41.

Amount of Fecs

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

For every declaration made in any of the forms specified in the second part of the first schedule to The Merchant Ship- ping Act, 1894, or under section 3 of this Ordinance, Endorsing a memorandum of change of master upon certificate

of Imperial or Colonial registry,.

Endorsing a memorandum of change of ownership upon certifi-

cate of Imperial registry,

Certificate of sale or mortgage,.

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

15

1

??

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

ship,

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

ship,

5

Endorsement on register of change in rig or tonnage,

Recording the sale of a ship, or shares in a ship,

For every alteration in agreements with scamen,

For certifying a desertion......

For-attesting a seaman's will. .

Nil.

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

ing to support bis case),

5

For renewing Colonial register under section 3, sub-section 14,..... For inspection of Register Ecok,

5

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TABLE C.

Scales of Fees under section 10, sub-section 6, and section 41.

(1.)--Surreys of Steam-ships for Passenger Certificates.

183

Tons (Register).

Fee.

Tons (Register).

Fee.

100 and under,.

25

1,200 & under 1,500,

71

Over 100 & not exceeding 300,

35

1,500

1,800. 86

Over 300 and under 900,

50

1,800

2,100, -98

900 and under 1,200,

62

2,100

2,400, 110

$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 nine-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 twelve months' 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 foregoing 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 Chinese 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.

29

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 sub-section 8 of section 10 of 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 abovc 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 signals, or marking, made sub- sequently to such survey.

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

20

500 to 800,

30

?? ? ? ?? ? ?

7

1,200 to 2,000,

35

10

2.000 to 3,000,

40

15 3,000 to 4,000.

45

4,000 to 5,000,

50

25

5,000 and upwards...

55

800 to 1,200,

(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 second 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.

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(7.)- Inspection of Tracings or Brawings.

The fee to be paid when tracing is submitted for inspection is $25.

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

(8.)-Eurvey of Seaworthiness for Change of Name when directed to be made.

Fees will be charged in accordance with the scale for a twelve-

months' passenger certificate. (See Scale No. 1, above.) (9.)--Recording Change of Name and endorsing Carving Note. Fee to be charged when no survey of scaworthiness is made is $10, (10.)-Survey for Re-registry under section 54 of The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894.

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.

(11)-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.

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

A fee of $5 is to be charged in all cases of minor inspections (e.g., alteration of rig, port of registry, description of engines, &c.).

(13.)-For Re-measurement of Passenger Accommodation in any ship the passenger certificate of which is unexpired. A fee of $10.

(14.)-For Surveys of ship's bottoms only.

Half the fee for survey of steam-ships for passenger certificates. (15.)--Survey of Boilers.

$25.

(16.)-Approving and certifying position of Load-line.

$10.

(17.)-Overtime fees for service of Government Marine Surveyors. Week days, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.,... $5 per hour.

6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., before 6 a.m. and after 8 p.m.,

On Sundays and public holidays,

$10 per hour. $20 per hour. $20 per hour.

A service occupying less than one hour will be charged as one hour. For service exceeding one hour a quarter of the fee will be charged for each quarter of an hour and any expenses incurred will be charged in addition.

N.B.-When an incomplete declaration is given one half of the

survey fee in table C will be charged.

TABLE D.

[Sec Scc. 10 s.8. 8 a (5). ]

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 each 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 then 12 superficial feet 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 pro- rided, unless she is furnished with a deck house or other per- manent protection against the weather for the number of passengers such structure will accommodate at 12 superficial fect 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.

TABLE E.

Regulations for Steam-ships not erveeding 60 tons.

(See section 3, sub-section 12, and section 35, 8.5. 3.)

1. The owner of any Colonial ship or other steam-ship not exceeding sixty tons burden desirous of obtaining a licence under section 35 of this Ordinance shall cause the said vessel to be surveyed by a Govern- ment Surveyor.

2. The certificate of the Government Surveyor shall contain state- ments of the following particulars :--

(a.) That the hull, length

Hull.

breadth

depth

tons, is sufficient for the service intended, and in good condition.

(b) The number of passengers which the vessel is fit to carry

being, as follows :--

*----

1. For vessels plying within the harbour limits or between any ports or places in the Island of Hongkong, at the rate of seven superficial feet of the upper or weather deck and of the deck immediately below the upper deck for each passenger and member of the crew,

2. For vessels plying to places within the "Local Trade Limits" at the rate of ten superficial feet of the upper or weather deck and of the deck immediately below the upper deck for each passenger and member of the crew.

3. For vessels plying to places outside the "Local Trade Limits" at the rate of two passengers for every thies tons of the vessel's tonnage.

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(c.) That the master possesses a certificate of qualification recog- nised by the Board of Trade, or a certificate of competency from the Harbour Master of Hongkong.

(d.) That provision is on board for the shelter of deck passen- gers, and that there are not less than two approved life-buoys on board.

(e.) That the vessel if carrying passengers outside the harbour limits has at least one boat in such a position that she can readily be got into the water, and in addition approved buoyant apparatus or approved life-belts, and approved life buoys, at least sufficient with the boats to keep afloat all persons carried on board (at least four approved life-buoys shall be carried).

(f) That the vessel is properly fitted with bow and mast-head lights and also a riding light, in accordance with sub-section (9) of section 35.

(9.) That the vessel is properly found with anchors and chains. (h.) That the crew is sufficient for the requirements of the vessel. (.) The time for which the said hull and equipments will be

sufficient.

Machinery and Boiler.

(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 boiler and machinery will be

sufficient.

(e.) That the engineer of the vessel possesses a certificate of qualification recognised by the Board of Trade or a certificate of competency from the Harbour Master of Hongkong.

3. On the receipt of the certificate, the Harbour Master will cause a licence to be issued to the owner empowering the therein described vessel to ply for hire as therein mentioned for a perio:l not exceeding twelve months.

4. Every vessel licensed under these Regulations 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.

5. A fee of $15 dollars for each certificate shall be payable to the Government.

6. The fees to be paid for the licence shall be according to the following scale :-

Vessels under 10 tons,.

10 tons to 20 tons,

20

to 30

""

29

30

to 40

+3

"

40

??

50

to 50 to 60

??

$10 per annum.

$20

$30

$40

$50

.?

$60

>>

The above scale is for 12 months.

For six months six-twelfths of the fee will be charged, for nine months nine-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.

7. If the space measured for passenger accommodation is at any time occupied by cargo then one passenger is to be deducted for every 7 superficial feet of space so occupied.

8. Dangerous goods of every description and in whatever quantity shall not be carried at the same time as passengers.

9. A fee of two dollars and a half for the examination of any person for the post of master or engineer of a steam-ship not exceeding 60 tons shall be payable to the Harbour Master for the Government, and such master or engineer shall, if he obtains a certificate, produce three copies of a photograph of himself, one to be attached to his certificate of competency, one to be attached to the licence of any vessel to which he may belong or hereafter belong and one for record in the Harbour Office; and when a master or engineer is transferred from one steam-launch to another steam-launch, he shall produce a photograph of himself to be attached to the licence of the vessel to which he is to be transferred.

10. The certificate granted by the Harbour Master to any person for the post of master or engineer of a steam-ship not exceeding 60. tons may be suspended or cancelled by the Harbour Master, if it shall be proved to his satisfaction, after due enquiry held by him, that the said master or engineer has been guilty of incompetency or negligence in the performance of his duty as master or engineer. It may also be cancelled by order of the Governor if he is satisfied that the holder is, from any cause, not a fit and proper person to be in possession of the said certificate.

11. The owner of every licensed steam-ship not exceeding 60 tons shall cause the licence to be framed and exhibited in a conspicuous part of the cabin, so as to be legible to all persons on board the said vessel.

12. If the owner of a licensed steam-ship not exceeding 60 tons wishes to employ his vessel outside the waters of the Colony, for purposes other than that for which the licence was granted, the licence shall be delivered to the Harbour Master to be retained by him during the period of such employment.

TABLE F.

Scale of Measurements, to which River steamers trading between Hongkong and Canton, Macao, or the West River are to be subject, under section 36.

1. On lower deck, one passenger for each six superficial feet.

2. On upper deck and cabins, one passenger for each nine superficial feet.

3. The above number to be further regulated by the surveyor's judgment as to whether the vessel is stable enough for the measure- ment number of passengers.

4. A sufficient number of life-boats, rafts and life-buoys, approved by the Government Marine Surveyor, to be supplied.

5. No passengers to be carried on more than two decks.

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6. On the lower passenger deck, one passenger to be deducted for each six square feet occupied by cattle or cargo; and on the upper passenger deck, one passenger to be deducted for each nine feet occupied by cattle or cargo.

TABLE G.

General Rules for formal investigations into Shipping Casualties or inquiries into misconduct or incompetency on the part of Officers, under section 19.

1. Whenever it is intended to appoint a Marine Court under sec- tion 19 to make investigation respecting any shipping casualty, or to inquire into any charge of misconduct or incompetency on the part of any master, mate or engineer, the Marine Magistrate shall cause a preliminary notice in form No. 1 in the appendix to be served on the master of the ship or on the person whose conduct or com- petency is in question.

2. When the Governor has issued a warrant to form a Marine Court to investigate into a shipping casualty or to inquire into any charge of incompetency or misconduct. the Stipendiary Magistrate, appointed as the Presiding Member of the Court, shall, in the case of a shipping casualty, cause a notice to be served on the master, and upon the certificated officers of the ship who were on board at the time of the happening of the casualty, in the form No. 2 in the appendix, and in case of a charge of misconduct or incompetency on the person whose conduct or competency is in question in the form No. 3 and in either case in form No. 4 upon such witnesses as it is considered necessary to call to elucidate the facts of the case.

3. If the master or other person, on whom a preliminary notice has been served, fails to attend before the Marine Court, the Court, in addition to any other power, may proceed to hear and adjudicate upon the case in his absence.

4. When the master himself applies for an investigation into a casualty, and the Governor has issued a warrant thereon, the Stipen- diary Magistrate shall cause a notice to be served on the certificated officers, who were on board at the time of the casualty.

5. The Stipendiary Magistrate may cause a notice to be served upon any other person who appears to have been in any way respons- ible for the casualty; and any person having any interest in the investigation shall, on showing the nature of his interest, have a right to appear.

6. The proceedings at the investigation into a shipping casualty shall commence with the examination of the master, officers, and any other person whether on board the ship or not at the happen- ing of the casualty, and who can give material evidence in regard

thereto.

7. The proceedings at an inquiry into any charge of misconduct or incompetency shall commence with the examination of the several witness who speak to the charges and tle conduct of the person charged, after these have been cross-examined by the person charged, re-examined by the prosecutor and examined by the Court, the per- son charged may call his own witnesses who may be examined, cross- examined and re-examined in a similar manner. If the person charged has not already given evidence, he is then allowed an opportunity of offering any explanation which may be either verbal or in writing.

8. The certificate of the master or of any officer shall not be can- celled unless the master or officer has had the opportunity of making a defence, and for that purpose he may produce any witnesses whom he may wish to examine.

9. The Presiding Member of the Court may adjourn the Court from time to time, and from place to place, as may be most convenient. 10. The judgment of the Court shall be given at the end of the proceedings.

APPENDIX.

To

No. 1.-Preliminary Notice of a Marine Court.

of

Take notice that, by virtue of the provisions of section 19 of Ordinance No.

it is intended to appoint a Marine

Court to

of

9

The Court will assemble at the Harbour Office on a day to be sub- sequently appointed and of which due notice will be given to you.

Dated at longkong, this day of

N.B.-If the person on whom this notice is before the Marine Court, the Court may adjudicate upon the case in his absence.

To

189 Marine Magistrate. served fails to attend proceed to hear and

No. 2.-Notice of holding a Marine Court.

engineer or owner of the British steam [or sailing] ship

of

master, mate,

In pursuance of the provisions of section 19 of The Merchant Shipping Consolidation Ordinance, I hereby give you notice that the Governor has ordered a Marine Court to be held to make and investigations into subjoined hereto is a copy of the report [or statement of the case], I further give upon which the said investigation has been ordered. you notice to produce to the Court your certificate, the log books of the vessel, and any documents relevant to this case which may be in your possession.

at

of

The Court will assemble at the Harbour Office the

A.M.

Dated at Victoria, Hongkong, this

189

day

Stipendiary Magistrate and President of the Court.

:

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899. 187

Το

No. 3.-Summons to Accused.

Whereas a charge of

been brought against you by

of

has

And whereas the Governor has appointed a Marine Court to inquire into such charge

the

day of

at

These are therefore to require you personally to be and appear on o'clock in the forenoon at the Harbour Office before the said Court to answer the said charge bringing with you your certificate as

day

of

Dated at Victoria, Hongkong, this

To

189

Stipendiary Magistrate and President of the Court.

No. 4.- Summons to a Witness.

of

Whereas a Marine Court has been appointed to

and it appears that you are likely to be able to give material evid- ence to the said Court

day of

These are therefore to summon you to be and appear before the said Marine Court on the

189 o'clock in the forenoon at the Harbour Office to testify what you shall know concerning the matter.

at

Dated at Victoria, Hongkong, this

day

of

189

Stipendiary Magistrate and President of the Court.

TABLE H.

General Rules for Courts of Survey. Section 20.

1. Where the owner or master of a ship, hereinafter called the appellant, desires to appeal to the Court of Survey, he shall file at the office of the Harbour Master a notice in the form No. 1 in appendix.

2. Immediately upon the filing of the notice of appeal, the Harbour Master shall inform the Governor, and if the ship is a foreign ship, the Harbour Master shall give notice to the Consular Officer for the State to which the ship belongs, and such Consular Officer may nominate one person to act as a member of the Court of Survey whose name shall be submitted to the Governor at the same time.

3. When the Governor has issued his warrant constituting the Court, the person appointed to be President of the Court, herein- after referred to as the president, shall summon the Court in the form No. 2 in the appendix.

4. If the survey has been made on the complaint of any person, hereinafter called the complainant, the president shall send to him notice of the time and place appointed for the hearing.

5. Previous to the hearing, the Governor shall forward to the president, to be produced as evidence at the hearing, an official copy of the report of the surveyor.

6. The Court shall, if practicable, be summoned to hear the appeal on a day not later than fourteen days front the filing of the notice of appeal.

7. The Governor and the appellant shall be parties to the proceed- ings.

8. Any other person may, by permission of the President of the Court. be made a party to the proceedings.

9. At the hearing, the person representing the Governor shall first call his witnesses and, having done so, shall state in writing what order he requires the Court to make.

10. The complainant, if he has appeared, shall then call his wit- nesses, and having done so, shall state in writing what order he requires the Court to make.

11. The appellant shall then call his witnesses, and having done so, shall state in writing what order he requires the Court to make. 12. After the appellant has examined all his witnesses, the person representing the Governor and the complainant may, on cause shewn to the satisfaction of the Court, call further witnesses in reply.

13. After all the witnesses have been examined, the Court shall first hear the appellant, then the complainant (if any), and after- wards the person representing the Governor.

14. The President may adjourn the Court from time to time and from place to place, as may be most convenient.

15. The President shall deliver the decision of the Court in writing; and the same may be sent or delivered to the respective parties, and it shall not be necessary to hold a Court merely for the purpose of giving the decision.

16. As soon as possible after the Court has come to its decision, the Court shall issue an order for the release or detention (either finally or on condition) of the vessel in the form No. 3 in appendix. 17. The president shall report to the Governor in the form No. 4 in appendix.

18. The fees, a table whereof is in appendix A, shall be demanded and taken in any proceedings before a court of survey.

APPENDIX.

No. 1.-Notice of Appeal.

In the matter of the ship

To the Harbour Master of Hongkong.

Take notice that 1, [name and address] the master [or managing owner or owner of shares] of the ship

of the port of

(1.) From the report of

do appeal-

the Surveyor appointed by the Governor to survey the said ship; or

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

(2.) From a declaration given by

Government Marine Surveyor [or from the refusal of

Government Marine Surveyor to give a declaration],

under the provisions of sub-section of section 10 of The Merchant Shipping Consolidation Ordinance, or

(3.) From the refusal of

the Emigration Officer [or as the case may be] to give a certificate of clearance under The Chinese Passengers' Act, 1855; or

The address at which all notices and documents may be served by post or otherwise on me is

Dated at

189

this

day of

(To be signed by the appellant.)

No. 2.-Summons to Court.

The Court of Survey for Hongkong.

In the matter of an appeal by

from the report of

appointed by the Governor to survey the

[or as the case may be].

the Surveyor

In pursuance of The Merchant Shipping Consolidation Ordinance

I hereby summon you to attend as

on this appeal, at

hour of in the

on the

noon.

Dated at Victoria, Hongkong, this

189

day of

at the

day of

Stipendiary Magistrate and President of the Court.

I will attend as summoned.

(Signature of person summoned.)

No. 3.-Order of Court for Release or Detention of Ship.

The Court of Survey for Hongkong.

In the matter of an appeal by

from the report of

appointed by the Governor to survey the

[or as the case may be].

We

the surveyor

do order

the said ship to be released or detained (finally or conditionally upon

).

Given under our hands at Victoria, Hongkong, this

day of

189

Members of the Court of Survey.

No. 4.-Report of Members of Court of Survey.

The Court of Survey for Hongkong.

In the matter of an appeal by

from the report of

appointed by the Governor to survey the

[or as the case may be].

We

the surveyor

do report that,

}

having heard this appeal, we did order the said ship to be released or detained [finally or conditionally upon

for the reasons set forth in the annexed statement.

We are also of opinion that the costs of this appeal should be paid by the appellant [or by the Governmeut]; or that all parties shall pay their own costs.

Dated at Victoria, Hongkong, this

day

of

189

Members of the Court of Survey.

(A.)-Table of Fees.

On filing notice of appeal, for every 50 tons of the

gross registered tonnage of the ship,

$5.00

On filing every affidavit,

1.00

On entering appearance,

5.00

On every subp?na,

1.00

On every statement of the order required to be made

by the Court,

5.00

1.00

On the production and swearing of every witness, On every consent by the parties to refer the question of costs, or of costs and damages, to the Court, to be paid by each party, On every hearing, for each day, to be paid by each party, the amount thereof to be at the discretion of the members of the Court........ On every order whether for the release or detention of the ship or for payment of costs, or costs and damages, to be paid by the party taking out the order,

5.00

..from 10.00 to $50,00

On every office copy of the judgment or report, or of notes of the evidence, or of any of the proceed- ings in the appeal, per folio of 72 words,

5.00

0.25

TABLE I.

Fees to be charged at the Mercantile Marine Office in pursuance of section 5.

1. ENGAGEMENT OR DISCHARGE OF Crews.

In ships under 100 tons,

100 to 400 tons,

400 to 700 tons,

700 to 1,000 tons,

..$ 5

10

15

20

and so on for ships of larger tonnage adding for every 300 tons or

part of 300 tons, five dollars.

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2. ENGAGEMENT OR DISCHARGE OF SEAMEN.

Separately 80 cents each.

Overtime fee, when Engagement or discharge takes place on board ships.

From 8 A.M. to 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. to 6 P.M.. From 6 A.M. to 8 A.M. and 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.,...... Before 6 A.M. and after 8 P.M.,

Any portion of an hour shall count as one hour.

TABLE J.

Section 5.

$5 per hour.

"

20

10

Sums to be deducted from Wages by way of partial reimbursement of

fees paid in accordance with table I.

1. In respect of engagements and discharges of crews, upon each engagement and cach discharge.

From wages of any mate, purser, engineer, surgeon,

.50 cents.

.40 cents.

2. In respect of engagements and discharges separately, upon each

carpenter or steward,

All others, except apprentices,

engagement and cach discharge.

From wages of any mate, purser, engineer, surgeon,

carpenter or steward,

..50 cents.

...10 cents.

All others, except apprentices,

TABLE K.

Rules for the government of Licensed Boarding- houses for Seamen, (s. 6),

1. Over the principal door of each house shall be affixed a board containing in letters, at least 3 inches in length, painted white in a black ground, "Licensed Boarding-house" for (number of Seamen, Manila men or Lascars) and at the foot thereof shall be inserted the name, in full, of the keeper of the house, and no other writing, sign, painting or mark shall be posted on the premises.

2. The house shall be substantially built and kept in good repair, well ventilated and have a proper system of drainage, the drains not to be in direct communication with the public sewers, but effectively disconnected and trapped.

3. There shall be adequate kitchen accommodation with proper means for the removal of smoke.

4. The space allotted to each boarder shall be in the bed rooms not less than 100 cubic feet of space, and a notice shall be put up in each sleeping room showing the number of persons the room is capable of accommodating; there shall also be provided a general room of sufficient size in which the boarders may sit and mess.

5. A separate room is to be appropriated for the chests, hammocks, &c., of the boarders.

6. Proper washing rooms, and adequate privy, urinal, and ash-bin accommodation are to be provided, the floors of the house and out- houses are to be swept clean frequently during the day and thoroughly washed every Saturday; all inside walls and partitions are to be colour-washed once in every six months, viz., on or about the 1st of January and the 1st of July.

7. All filth and refuse matter shall be regularly removed daily. 8. There shall be no communication between a boarding-house and the adjoining houses.

9. No master shall receive into his boarding-house any seaman who does not first produce his discharge from his last ship, duly countersigned or stamped by the Harbour Master or some person deputed by him, or who does not produce the Harbour Master's written sanction for his admission into a boarding-house, and no more boarders are to be lodged in the house than the number allowed by the licence.

10. Every boarding master shall keep a book in which he shall enter the names of all boarders in his house on the day of their reception therein, and he shall also enter in the same book an account of all monies received from boarders and all charges incur- red by them, and if a boarder shall so require he shall be furnished, every Saturday night, with a memorandum of the amount in which he is indebted to the boarding master or of the amount belonging to him still in the hands of the said master.

11. Before a boarder is discharged, he shall, if he so requires, receive from the master of the boarding-house a full and true statement of his account for board, lodging and other expenses, and the boarder, if satisfied as to the correctness of the said statement, shall sign his name thereon in proof thereof. The boarding master shall take this book to the Harbour Master or his deputy for inspec tion every Monday at noon.

12. No spirituous liquor shall be supplied or procured by the master or his servants to or for any person on the premises; boarders requiring such liquor must purchase it themselves from a public

house.

13. The master shall not allow any prostitute on the premises. 14. Boarding-houses shall be closed every night at 11 o'clock. 15. No gambling shall be allowed in any boarding-house, and every master shall do his utmost to prevent noisy conduct on the part of the boarders or others frequenting the house; in the event of his not being able to preserve order, he shall give intimation thereof to the nearest constable or at a Police Station.

16. In the event of any boarder being sick, the master is im- mediately to procure the assistance of a duly qualified medical practitioner and report the case immediately to the Principal Civil Medical Offier and the names of sick men are to be inserted in the column of remarks in the weekly list.

17. The master of a boarding-house shall, every Monday morning, send to the Government Shipping Office a list copied from his book of all the seamen boarding in his house on that day and of those boarders who have left during the previous week, showing how these have been disposed of.

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18. No boarding master shall discharge a boarder from his house without the sanction of the Harbour Master, unless such boarder is provided with suitable employment.

19. Every boarding-house shall be open at all times for the inspection of any Justice of the Peace or the Harbour Master or his deputy or of any inspector of Police, or by any member of the Sanitary Board as well as to the visits of the Principal Civil Medical Officer.

20. A copy of these rules shall be kept posted in a conspicuous place in the general sitting room.

21. Any infraction of any of these rules shall render the offender liable to a fine of twenty-five dollars and for a second offence to deprivation of his licence in addition.

22. Boarders are hereby informed that the only fees for which they are liable are a Government fee of 40 cents for discharge and 40 cents for shipping, and one dollar boarding-house fee which is to include the commission for cashing an advance note.

23. When seamen have signed fresh articles of agreement no deductions other than those for debts legally due are to be made from their advances.

24. Seamen's clothing or bedding are not to be detained as a lien for debt.

25. Any boarder dissatisfied with his account shall be at liberty to lay the same before the Harbour Master who will decide if the charges are reasonable or otherwise.

26. Boarding-house keepers will ship only the men belonging to their respective houses. Should they on any occasion not have enough boarders to complete the number required to ship they can apply to any other boarding-house to supply the deficiency, but the men so supplied are to be shipped by the House in which they are boarding and not by the keeper who has the order for the crew and only one shipping fee shall be charged.

27. The weekly charge sanctioned by the Harbour Master for board and lodging is :-

In boarding-houses for Europeans and Americans......$8.00 In other boarding-houses, such amount as may be ap-

proved by the Harbour Master,

TABLE K (a).

Information to be supplied under section 21.

Name of vessel and flag

Port of registry

Commanded by

Register Tonnage

Nature and Tonnage of Cargo on board

No. of Crew

Rig and Horse Power

No. of Guns

Name of Owners

Ports of departure and date of leaving

Consignees or Agents,-Messrs.

Cabin

E. Deck "

[ Original Port

Last Port

Passengers,- Chinese :- Men, Women, Boys, Girls,=

Any Infectious or Contagious Disease on board

"

??

""

at any Port of departure

Any Births, Deaths or Accidents on the voyage

Any Explosives on board

Any Mails on board.

Any Casualty on the voyage

Weather

Any Derelicts, Sunken Wrecks, Ice, &c. passed during the voyage. Harbour Regulations supplied

66

TABLE L.

QUA?ANTINE REGULATIONS.

Under section 22.

"

I. In these regulations the term "Health Officer · means the Health Officer of the Port or any other medical officer duly authorised to act for, or assist him or in charge of any place set apart for the detention and seclusion of persons actually suffering from disease; the term "Vessels" includes steamers, sailing vessels, junks, and lorchas, and British and Foreign ships of war, as well as merchant vessels of all kinds; the term port or place at which any infectious or contagious disease prevailed" means a port or place proclaimed to be such by order of the Governor in Council published in The Gazette from the date of such proclamation. The words "infectious or contagious disease" shall, for the purposes of the c regulations, mean cholera, choleraic diarrh?a, small-pox, typhus fever, yellow fever, bubonic plague, and such other epidemic disease as the Health Officer may consider to imperil the safety of the passengers or crew.

2. Every vessel arriving in the waters of this Colony--

(a.) From any port or place at which any infectious or contagious disease prevailed at the time of such vessel's departure therefrom;

or

(b.) Having at the time of arrival, or having had, during the voyage, any case of any infectious or contagious disease on board, shall immediately, on entering the waters of the Colony, fly the quaran- tine flag, and shall keep the same flying, and shall be deemed to be in quarantine until released therefrom by express written order of the Health Officer who shall, in every case, board and examine all the passengers and crew of such vessel. But with the written consent of the Health Officer any such ship which is on a voyage to any other place may be allowed to proceed on such voyage or to tranship her passengers for the purpose of completing such voyage: Provided that no communication has been held with the shore except as permitted by these regulations.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899. 191

1

The quarantine flag shall be a flag of yellow colour (letter Q ?in International Code of Signals) hoisted at the highest mast-head forward. No such vessel shall enter the waters of the Colony before 6 A.M. or after 7 P.M.

3. Every vessel in quarantine shall proceed to the quarantine an- chorage, and shall not remove therefrom, except from stress of weather, until released from quarantine by order of the Health Officer. No vessel having to leave the quarantine anchorage from stress of weather shall communicate with the shore, or with any ship, and such vessel shall return to the quarantine anchorage immediately such stress of weather has subsided: Provided that in case of stress of weather involving probable actual danger to the vessel, the vessel may remove for a time, but shall be deemed nevertheless for all purposes to be in quarantine, and subject to all other regulations applicable to such vessels.

4. The quarantine anchorage shall be within the following boundaries, and the master of every vessel shall remove his vessel to any part of the quarantine anchorage as and when required by the Harbour Master:-

"Western Boundary." A line drawn from the west side of Stone Cutters' Island to west side of Green Island (on Admiralty Chart marked as harbour boundary).

"Southern Boundary."-That part of a line having the Naval Coal Sheds at Kaulung bearing E. by S., commencing where it meets the eastern boundary, and terminating where it meets the western boundary.

"Eastern Boundary."-A south line drawn from a white mark on south side of Stone Cutters' Island until it reaches the southern boundary.

"Northern Boundary."-Five fathom line of soundings.

5. The master or other person having the control of any vessel in quarantine shall give the Health Officer or Boarding Officer such in- formation about the vessel and the voyage and the health of the crew and passengers and otherwise as the Health Officer or Boarding Officer may require, and shall answer truly and fully all questions put to him by the Health Officer or Boarding Officer.

6. When any vessel is in quarantine-

(a.) If, in the opinion of the Health Officer, any persons on board are suffering from any infectious or contagious disease they shall be removed to the hospital ship "Hygeia" or be otherwise dis- posed of under his directions.

(b.) Where, in the opinion of the Health Officer, there are any cases lie suspects to be cases of infectious or contagious disease on board, the persons so suspected shall be detained on board, or otherwise disposed of, under observation, for a period not exceed- ing 48 hours from the time that the Health Officer completes his examination of the passengers and crew.

(c.) When the examination of the passengers and crew by' the Health Officer has been completed, all who appear to him to be free from any infectious or contagious disease may be allowed to land at once.

7. After the passengers and crew have been dealt with as in section 6 the vessel may be released from quarantine by the express written order of the Health Officer, after such precautions by way of burning clothing and fumigating or otherwise, as he may direct, have been carried out.

8. If any vessel in the waters of this Colony is known to have any case of any infectious or contagious disease on board, or is a vessel which, in the opinion of the Health Officer, ought according to these regulations to be in quarantine, the Health Officer may order such vessel into qua- rantine, and the master or person in charge of such vessel shall thereupon hoist the quarantine flag upon such vessel and remove the vessel to the quarantine anchorage, and all the regulations applicable in relation to vessels in quarantine shall apply to such vessel.

9. In case of a death happening on board any vessel in quarantine, or ordered into quarantine, or on board the "Hygeia," the body shall be disposed in such manner as may be ordered by the Health Officer; and the master of the vessel shall carry out such orders as the Health Officer may give him in relation to the disposal of the body.

10. When any vessel is in quarantine, no person shall leave the vessel, or hold communication from the vessel with the shore, or with any other vessel or boat, or take or send any person or thing whatever 'out of the vessel, until the express written permission of the Health Officer has been communicated to the master or other person having the control of the vessel, and such precautions as the Health Officer may require have been observed.

11. When any vessel is in quarantine, no person other than the Health Officer or persons in his boat shall approach within 30 yards of such vessel, or hold any communication with such vessel or with any person on board of it, or receive, or take any person or thing whatever directly or indirectly from the vessel or from any person on board of it, without having first received the express written permission of the Health Officer, and observing such precautions as the Health Officer may require.

12. No person placed on board the "Hygeia" shall leave the same or hold communication with any vessel or boat, or take or send any person or thing whatever out of the "Hygeia" without having first received the express written permission of the Health Officer, or Medical Officer in charge and observing such precautions as the Health Officer may 1equire.

13. No person other than the Health Officer, or Medical Officer in charge, or person expressly deputed by them, shall go on board or ap- proach within 30 yards thereof, or hold communication with the "Hygeia" or with any person in it, or receive or take anything whatever directly or indirectly from the "Hygeia" or from any person in it without having first received the express written permission of the Health Officer, or Medical Officer in charge, and observing such precautions as such Officer may require.

14. The Captain Superiutendent of Police, and any officers that he may appoint for the purpose of enforcing quarantine, may order any person leaving or coming from any vessel that is in quarantine or from the Hygeia," or taking or sending any person or thing whatever from any such vessel, to remain in or return to and to return such persons or things to such vessel or the " Hygeia," and may by such necessary force as the case requires compel any person neglecting or refusing to observe such order to obey the same.

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15. The above regulations shall not in any way interfere with the internal management of any of Her Majesty's ships, or of Foreign ships of war, or with their freedom to proceed to sea, whenever the officer in command may deem such course requisite.

16. Where any breach of any of the above regulations is committed, all the persons assisting in any way in the commission of such breach and the master or other person having the control of any vessel or boat on board of which such breach has been committed, or which has been in any way engaged in the commission of such breach shall be severally answerable for such breach, and shall be deemed guilty of the same.

17. Any costs, charged or incurred by the Government for the medical attendance and maintenance of any person, whether on the ship's articles or not, who is removed to the "Hygeia" or any other hospital or place under sub-sections (a) or (b) of regulation No. 6 shall be paid to the Government by the agents of the vessel, from which such person is removed whether such vessel continues in quarantine or not.

TABLE M.

Fairway, &c. Regulations, (section 24).

I.--FAIRWAYS.

1. There shall be three Fairways through the harbour, for the passage of vessels of over 60 tons burden, and such Fairways shall be named as follows:-

The "Southern," the "Central," and the "Northern Fairways." 2. The "Southern Fairway" commences off the Gas Works, and terminates 400 feet west of the Canton Steamboat wharf. The north side of the "Southern Fairway" is occupied by junks, and the south side by vessels moored at the Praya or the wharves extending there- from.

3. The "Central Fairway commences off the Sailors' Home and is marked by two buoys, painted in red and white horizontal stripes and carrying red lights at night. This fairway is defined by two lines of mooring buoys running in an E.S.Easterly direction.

4. The northern side of the "Northern Fairway" is defined by a line drawn between the south point of Chung Hue and Kowloon Point on a S. 66° E. bearing. The southern boundary has the Breakwater in Causeway Bay, open of Kellett's Island bearing S. 78° E.

5. Vessels of over 60 tons burden proceeding through either of the Fairways, shall fly a pennant at the highest mast-head forward as follows:-

Whilst in the "Southern Fairway" a "Red" Pennant (F). Whilst in the "Central Fairway" a "White" Pennant (C). Whilst in the "Northern Fairway" a "Blue" Pennant (D). 6. All vessels irrespective of size shall, whether in a Fairway or not, observe the Collision Regulations as laid down by Her Majesty's Orders in Council, issued from time to time under the provisions of The Merchant Shipping Act, and no vessel whatever shall anchor in any of the Fairways.

II-MAN-OF-WAR ANCHORAGE,

North side of the City of Victoria,

7. "Western Boundary."-West corner of the City Hall in line with buoy painted chequered black and white.

"Northern Boundary."-From the buoy towards North Point of Hongkong until it meets the eastern boundary.

"Eastern Boundary."-A line drawn from a gully to the southward of St. Francis's church to the gable-end of that church until it meets the northern boundary.

West side of the Kaulung Peninsula.

""

8. "Northern Boundary. -A line running west from a point 24 cables north of the north side of the Naval Depot till it meets western boundary.

"Western Boundary."-Flagstaff at Naval Yard, Victoria, bearing S. E.

‧Southern Boundary."- A line 500 feet south of "Victor Emanuel" buoy running east and west, meet western boundary at about 33 cables from the shore.

"Nothing is to prevent ships proceeding to and from any wharves, that are, or may be erected on the west side of the Kaulung Penin- sula, provided such ships, if anchoring, give swinging room to vessels at the Admiralty buoys.

III.

STEAM-WHISTLES.

10. No steam-ship when at anchor near, or lying off the Praya, or when moored to, or waiting at any wharf or landing-place, shall use the steam whistle, nor shall such steam-ship when under weigh use the steam whistle unless for the purpose of giving neces- sary notice of her approach towards any other vessel.

11. No steam-ship when entering or leaving the harbour, or when at anchor therein, shall use her steam-whistle except for the purpose of navigation and to avoid collision. The use of such steam-whistle for any other purpose is hereby prohibited.

12. Any infringement of regulations 10 or 11 will subject the master or owner of the offending ship to a penalty not exceeding $100, or, in default of payment, to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding 3 months.

IV. DRUMS, GONGS AND FIREWORKS.

13. No person shall, on board of any junk or other Chinese vessel or boat, without a permit from the Registrar General, beat any drum, or gong, discharge, kindle, or let off any firework, or attempt to do so in the waters of the Colony between the hours of 10 P.M. and 6 A.M., under a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars, or imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding six weeks.

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TABLE N.

Regulations referred to in sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 25.

"

1. The following are specified as wharves in respect of which the provisions of sub-section (1) J. of section 25 of The Merchant Shipping Consolidation Ordinance, 1898, shall apply, viz. :-

In Victoria.

French Street Wharf. Sailors' Home Steps. Wing Lok Street Steps. Harbour Master's Wharf. Pottinger Street Wharf. Pedder's Wharf. Murray Pier.

Arsenal Street Steps.

Jardine Steps.

At Kowloon.

Yaumati Police Station Wharf. Tsimshatsui Wharf.

Hunghom Wharf.

2. The following is declared to be a "part of the Colony" in respect of which the provisions of sub-section (2) b. of section 25 of the said Ordinance shall apply, viz. :---

The shore on the north side of the town of Victoria, from opposite the Gas Works at Shek-tong-tsui to opposite the canal at Bowrington and the shore at Kowloon from Kowloon Point to Yaumati Police Station,

TABLE O.

Regulations as to discharge of fire-arms.

(Sub-section (3) of section 25.)

The portions of the waters of the Colony within which it is pro- hibited to discharge fire-arms, as provided by sub-section 3 of section 25 of The Merchant Shipping Consolidation Ordinance, 1898, are as follows:-

(4.) That portion having for its eastern boundary a line drawn across the centre of the Li-u-mun Pass; and for its western boundary, a line drawn from the west end of Hongkong to the west end of Green Island, thence in a straight line to the west end of Stone Cutters' Island, continued to the mainland. (b.) That portion lying within a line drawn from the west end of Hongkong to Waterfall Bay thence to south end of Taitam Peninsula, continued to Cape d'Aguilar and Cape Collinson, terminating at south-east corner of the Li-u-mun Pass. Mail steamers may fire a gun if arriving within the above limits between 9 P.M. and 6 A.M.

TABLE O (a).

Private moorings and buoys. (Section 27.)

1. A monthly rental of $5 shall be payable half-yearly in advance for each buoy and the moorings thereof Sanctioned by the Harbour Master; No fees shall be chargeable on buoys and moorings used solely for warping purposes, provided such buoys and moorings shall not, under any pretence whatever, be used for any other purpose than warping.

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2. All moorings and buoys shall be kept ani maintained in good condition and in proper position by the owners thereof and at their own expense.

3. It shall be lawful for the Harbour Master from time to time to inspect and require repairs if necessary to be effected to any moorings and buoys and to require the same if necessary to be relail and removed.

4. It shall be lawful for the owner of any moorings and buoy so sanctioned as aforesaid from time to time to permit other vessels to make use of the same upon such terms as he may think fit.

TABLE P.

Light or other dues. (Section 30.)

1. All ships which enter the waters of the Colony except British and foreign ships of war, and except such other ships as are hereby exempted in whole or part, shall pay the following dues, viz.: -

One cent per ton.

2. Such dues shall be paid either at the time of entry or at the time of clearance.

3. All steamers, plying only between Hongkong and Canton or Macao, or the West River, which enter the waters of the Colony by day and all Chinese junks, are hereby exempted from the payment of such dues.

4. All steamers, plying only between Hongkong and Canton or Macao or the West River, which enter the waters of the Colony hy night, shall pay one-third of a cent per ton.

TABLE Q.

Rules for the Storage of Gunpow ler and Explosives in the Government Gunpowder Depot. (s. 34.)

1. The officers and men belonging to a Government Gunpowder Depot, and to every vessel receiving, or discharging explosives into or out of such Depot, shall, unless cause be shewn to the satisfaction of the Harbour Master, be at such depot and on board such vessel.

2. During the time that explosives are being received or discharged, no person shall, in a depot or on board of any vessel receiving or discharging the same, or engaged in transhipment thereof, hav? or use any charcoal or other combustible matter or any fire or naked light.

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3. During such time as aforesaid, no person shall smoke in a depot or on board of any vessel receiving or discharging explosives or eugaged in transhipment thereof, nor shall any person in a dep??t or on board of any such vessel be employed about any work other thau, and except the receipt, discharge or transhipment aforesail.

4. During the time any explosives are waterborne in the waters of the Colony on board of any boat, lighter or vessel, either for the purpose of, or in the course of, carriage, landing, shipment, transhipment or movement from one place to another, or otherwise, they shall be pro- tected either by being stowed under hatches, or by being covered with serviceable tarpaulins, and no fires or naked lights shall be made or used on board any such boat, lighter or vessel unless the said explosives are stowed under hatches, and the said boat, lighter, or vessel shall display a Red Flag, and, unless intending to leave the waters of the Colony, shall proceed without delay or interruption or anchoring to her destination.

5. The cargo of every such vessel shall, on her arrival at the depot, be immediately discharged by the owners or consignees of such cargo and shall be then delivered into the depot, and if the owner or consignce of such cargo shall fail in so doing, it shall be lawful for the Harbour Master or his deputy to have the same discharged and delivered into the depot at the expense of the said owner or consignee.

6. When explosives are being received into or discharged out of the Government Gunpowder Depot, the owner or consignee of the same shall attend at the depot, or shall send a responsible represen- rative instead, and any question which may arise as to the number or weight of cases or kegs recoived at or delivered out of the depot shall be decided at the time by such owner or his representative. and the officer in charge of the depot, who shall if necessary refer the same to the Harbour Master.

7. No person shall, without the consent in writing of the Harbour Master first had and obtained, open any package in a Government Gunpowder Depot.

8. With reference to sub-section 10 of section 34 of this Ordinance prohibiting the storage of more than 20 lbs. of gunpowder on land, it is hereby directed that such gunpowder shall not be kept in any package other than one composed of zinc, copper, or brass, and that the said package shall be placed in a safe and convenient position beyond the reach of fire, or accident from lights, &c.

TABLE R.

Scale of Charges for the Storage of Gunpowder and safety Cartridges in the Government Depots, (s. 34).

Fackages containing 25 lbs, and less of loose gunpowder, 7 cents."

25 lbs. and less of gunpowder in

tins,

no.

do.

.10

"

Do.

do.

Do.

do.

Do.

do.

more than 25 lbs. and less than

50 lbs. of loose gunpowder,.......... more than 25 lbs. and less than

50 lbs. of gunpowder in tins, .....16 50 lbs. and less than 75 lbs. of

loose gunpowder,

t

.20

Do.

do.

50 lbs. and less than 75 lbs. of

gunpowder in tins,..

.22

Do.

do.

75 lbs. and less than 100 lbs. of

loose gunpowder

26 "

Do.

do.

A month or fraction of a month.

To bs. and less than 100 lbs. of

gunpowder in tins...................................................28

步步

and so on, increasing 6 cents per package for each 25 lbs. of gun- powder, up to and in excess of 100 lbs., according as the gunpowder may be loose or in tins.

Packages containing safety cartridges to be charged per 25 lbs. weight, 6 cents a month, and fraction of a month. Packages of detonators 9 cents per 25 lbs. weight.

The weight of the various packages will be determined at the time of storing, and no alteration will be allowed after they have been received into the magazine.

Scale of Charges for the Storage of other Explosives, (s. 34). Nitro glycerine, or glonoine oil, gun cotton, fulminating mer- cury, dynamite, lithofracteur, Horsleys' patent blasting powder, &c., &c.

Cases of above containing 25 lbs. and less....16 cents. Cases containing more than 25 lbs. and less

than 50 lbs., Cases containing 50 fbs, aud less than 75 lbs., 40 Cases containing 75 lbs. and less than 100

..52

24

y

29

**

tbs...........

and so on, increasing 12 cents per package for each 25 lbs. weight.

A month or

fraction of a

month.

The weight of the various packages will be determined at the time of storing, and no alteration will be allowed after they have been received into the magazine.

The Government will not be responsible for damage by explosion, or by insufficient or improper packing.

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TABLE S.

Anchorage for Junks." Under sub-section 3, section 37.

1.---Between the Southern limit of the Central Fairway and a line 200 yards from the Praya Wall.

The eastern end, 400 feet west of the Canton Steam-boat wharf. The Western end, a line drawn in continuation of Queen's Street.

11.-Between the Southern limit of the Central Fairway and a line drawn in a W. S. direction passing 200 yards off the end of the China Merchants Wharf.

The eastern end, a line drawn in continuation of Queen Street. The western end, as far as the Harbour Master shall think fit.

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III.-Yaumati.

Southern boundary, a line bearing S. 79° W. from 40 feet north of Folice jetty.

Northern boundary, a line drawn seaward from a clump of boulders ou British Kowloon on with a staff with disc on it bearing S. 83o W. Between 9 P.3. and daylight gun-fire a clear passage of 60 yards from the shore shall be kept.

IV.--Other Harbour Master's Stations.

As the Harbour Master shall direct.

TABLE T.

Table of Fees for Junks (2, 37).

Trading licence. Fishing licence.

For vessel under 25 piculs, a year,

.$0.50

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

or fraction of a month,.

$1.00

$ 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 $ 1.50 month,

$0.40

For vessels of and above 1,000 picals burden,

$20.00

$5.00

a year,

For vessels of and above 1,000 piculs burden,

a month or fraction of a month,

$ 2.00

$0.50

Anchorage pass, each,

.$0.25

Special permit,

#

.$0.25

Day clearance,

"

.$0.25

Duplicate licence,

.One tenth of the original fee in no case

exceeding $1.

TABLE U.

Regulations for the licensing, management, and control.

of Boats, &c. (section 38).

General.

1. All boats referred to in these regulations must be duly licensed as therein directed. No person shall engage or let out for hire any boat unless it has been licensed, according to these regulations.

2. Every person in charge of a licensed boat must show his licence when required to doso by any officer of the Police, Registrar General's, or Harbour Departments, or by the employer of such boat, each of whom is hereby empowered to board and examine such boat.

3. All boats may be stopped and searched by the Police,

4. Every boat shall go alongside a wharf when ordered to do so by a Police Constable, and shall, when conveying passengers, be carefully- steered, and travel with reasonable expedition.

5. The Registrar General is authorised to refuse a licence, or, if a licence has been granted, to withdraw the same and cause it to be forfeited, in respect of any boat which has been reported to him by the Police not to be as regards repairs and cleanliness in a state fit for public use; or for any misconduct on the part of the licensee, or any of the crew of the boat.

6. The licensee or owner of every boat will be held responsible for any breach of these regulations, and for any misconduct on the part of himself or of the crew of his boat.

7. No boat shall lie or ply for hire within 300 feet of any ship of war without the written permission of the Harbour Master or of the officer in command of such ship-of-war.

8. All boats or vessels licensed under these regulations on quitting and entering any Port within the waters of the Colony (except when actually employed in the conveyance of pleasure parties or in tow of a steam-launch or other vessel so employed) shall comply with the provisions of this Ordinance relating to junk anchorage passes aud clearances.

9. Any breach of these regulations shall be punishable with a penalty not exceeding 100 dollars, or, in default of payment, with Imprisonment not exceeding 3 months, with or without hard labour,

Cargo bouts,

10. Cargo boat licences shall be issued by the Registrar General on production of a certificate from the Harbour Master or his deputy, stating the particulars required by Form A. hereto au- uexed. A fee of one dollar shall be payable to the Harbour Master for this certificate. The applicant shall furnish the Registrar Ge- neral with his photograph and shall also give such security for his appearance when required as the Registrar General may demand. Each licence shall be numbered, and shall not be transferable.

11. Each licence shall state the length, breadth, depth, and dead- weight capacity of the boat, together with the scale of fares, and shall be valid for one year only, from the 1st April,

12. Every boat for which a licence has been granted shall carry on each bow and on its stern, legibly painted upon wood, the number of its licence in figures 23 inches in height, and no other number. Such number shall not be concealed, and such boat shall, between sunset and sunrise, exhibit a light, visible all round, not less than two feet above the gunwale.

13. No boat shall have a false bottoin, or any other secret compart- ment for the concealment of goods or persons.

14. No licensee shall refuse to let his boat, except for some reason-

able cause.

15. Cargo-boats will only be allowed to carry such passengers as may be in charge of goods or baggage for the conveyance of which the boat is hired or used, or who may be required or may have been required to assist in loading or unloading.

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16. The following licence fees shall be charged : --

1st Class Boat,....800 piculs capacity and upwards....$20.00, 2nd Do., under 800 and not less than 450 piculs

capacity......

.$10,00.-

3rd Do.,

under 450 and not less than 100 piculs

capacity,

..$ 5.00

$ 3.00

4th Do., under 100 piculs capacity,......

17. The following table indicates the maximum scale of hire for cargo-boats :-

Per day or night of 12 hours,

*Per load.

First class boat, Second

$10.00

$5.00

"

..$ 5,00

$3.00

Third Fourth

..$ 3.00

$2.00

$ 1.50

$1.00

Lighters.

18. Lighter licences shall be issued by the Registrar General on production of a certificate from the Harbour Master or his deputy, stating the particulars required by Form A. hereto annexed. A fee of one dollar shall be payable to the Harbour Master for this certi ficate. The applicant shall give such security for his appearance when required as the Registrar General may demand. Each licence shall be numbered, and shall not be transferable.

19. Each licence shall state the length, breadth, depth and dead- weight capacity of the lighter, and shall be valid for one year only, From the 1st April.

20. Every lighter for which a licence has been granted shall carry on each bow and on its stern, legibly painted, the number of its licence in figures 24 inches in height, and no other number. Such number shall not be concealed, and such lighter shall, between sunset and sunrise, exhibit a bright white light, visible all round, at the place where it can be best seen, but at a height not exceeding 20 feet above the bull. And if of 150 feet or upwards in length shall exhibit two such lights, one at the bow and the other at the stern, the former being not less than 20 and not more than 40 feet above the hull, and the latter not less than 15 feet lower than the former.

21. No lighter shall bave a false bottom, or any other secret com- partment for the concealment of goods or persons.

22. Lighters will only be allowed to carry such passengers as may be in charge of goods or baggage for the conveyance of which the lighter is engaged or used, or who may be required or may have been required to assist in loading or unloading.

23. The following licence fees shall be charged

1st class lighter, 6,000 piculs capacity and upwards,...$35.00

2nd

under 6,000 and not less than 4,000

3rd

4th

piculs capacity,

$30.00

under 4,000 and not less than 2,000

piculs capacity,

$25.00

under 2,000 piculs capacity,

.$20.00

Rowing Boats plying for hire for Passengers only.

24. Licences shall be issued by the Registrar General on produc tion of a certificate from an Inspector of Police, stating the particu- lars required by form B. annexed. The applicant must furnish such security for his appearance when required, or for the production of the boat, as the Registrar General may demand. Each licence shall be numbered, and shall not be transferable.

25. No boat shall carry more than the number of passengers for which it is licensed.

26. Licences shall state the length and breadth of the boat, together with scale of fares, and shall be valid for one year only, from the 1st July.

27. Every licensed boat shall carry on each bow and on the stern, legibly painted upon wood, the number of its licence in figures at least 2 inches in height, and no other number, and such number shall not be concealed. Such boat shall, between sunset and sunrise, exhibit a light at the bow, visible all round; and shall also keep a lighted lantern with the licence number either painted on the glass or cut in on the frame in figures at least 2 inches in height, to be produced when demanded.

28. No person in charge of a boat shall demand more than the fare provided by these rules, nor shall he refuse to take a passenger, except for some reasonable cause, anywhere between the North point of Hongkong and Hungaom-point on the east: Belcher's Bay and west point of Stone Cutters Island on the west; Saamshuipo and west point of Stone Cutters' Island on the north.

29. The person in charge of the boat shall show the scale of fares to anyone demanding to see it.

30. The following licence fees shall be charged in respect of boat licences :--

For 1st class boats measuring upwards of 10 feet in

length,......

For 2nd class boats mensuring from

feet in length,....

For 3rd class boats measuring from

feet in length,

For 4th class boats measuring from

feet in length,...

For 5th class boats measuring less than

Village boats,

length.....

.$10.00

30 to 40

20 to 30

12 to 20

12 feet in

.8 7.00

.$ 5.00

.$ 3.00

.$ 1.00 ......$ 0.50

31. The following table indicates the maximum scale of hire for rowing boats.

Per day of 12 hours.

For 1st class boats,

.$2.00

For 2nd class boats, ............................................................ For all other boats...........steisi

.$1.50

.$1.00

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All boats,

Per hour with two passengers.

Half an hour.

.20 cents.

....10

"

For each extra passenger 5 cents for half-an-hour, 10 cents

per hour.

Between sunset and sunrise 5 cents extra per passenger.

Cinder Boats, Bum Boats, Hawkers' Boats, and Marine-

dealers' Boats.

32. Licences shall be issued by the Registrar General on produc- tion of a certificate from an inspector of Police, stating the particulars required by form C. annexed. The applicant must furnish such security for his appearance when required, or for the production of the boat, as the Registrar General may demand. Each licence shall be numbered, and shall not be transferable.

33. Licences shall state the length and breadth of the boat, and shall be valid for one year only, from the 1st July.

34. Every licensed boat shall carry on each bow and on the stern, legibly painted upou wood, the number of its licence in figures at least 2 inches in height, and no other number, and such number shall not be concealed. Such boat shall, between sunset and sunrise, exhibit a light at the bow, visible all round; and shall also keep a lighted lantern with the licence number either painted on the glass or cut in on the frame in figures at least 2 inches in height to be produced when demanded.

35. The following licence fees shall be charged :-

For 1st class boats measuring upwards of

For 2nd

from

.,

For 3rd

from

"

For 4th For 5th

from

**

19

less than

"

Water Boats.

43 feet in length......$5.00 30 to 40 feet in length, $3.00 20 to 30 feet in length, $2,00 12 to 20 feet in length, $1.00 12 feet in length.

.$0.50

36. Licences for water boats shall be issued by the Registra General upon the production of a certificate from an inspector of Police, stating the particulars required by form C, annexed and certifying that the said boat is fit and proper to be used as a water boat. The applicant must furnish such security for his appearance when required or for the production of the boat as the Registrar General may require.

37. The licence fees to be charged for water boats shall be the same as provided in regulation 30.

Fish-drying Hulks.

38. Licences shall be issued by the Registrar General on production of a certificate from an inspector of Police, stating the particulars required by form D, annexed. The applicant must furnish such security for his appearance when required as the Registrar General may demand. Each licence shall be numbered and shall not be transferable.

39. Each licence shall state the length, breadth, depth and dead- weight capacity of the hulk, and shall be valid for one year only, from the 1st July.

40. Every licensed hulk shall carry on each bow and on the stern, legibly painted upon wood the number of its licence in figures 24 inches in height, and such number shall not be concealed. Such hulk shall, between sunset and sunrise, exhibit a light at the bow, visible all round.

41. The following licence fees shall be charged :-

"

1st class hulk 2,000 piculs capacity and upwards,.....

under 2,000 and not less than 1,000 piculs capacity,. under 1,000 piculs capacity,

2nd

3rd

!!

$20.00

.$15.00

$10.00

All other boats or vessels of any description and used for any purpose not specified in the above named regulations, (Nos. 10 to 37 inclusive) except bona fide pleasure boats.

42. Licences shall be issued by the Registrar General ou production of a certificate from the Harbour Master or his deputy, stating the particulars required by form E, annexed. A fee of one dollar shall be payable to the Harbour Master for this certificate. The applicant shall give such security for his appearance when required as the Registrar General may demand. Each licence shall be numbered, and shall not be transferable.

43. Each licence shall state the length, breadth, depth and dead- weight capacity of the boat, and shall be valid for one year only, from the 1st April.

14. Every licensed boat shall carry on each bow and on the stern, legibly painted upon wood, the number of its licence in figures at least 2 inches in height, and no other number, and such number shall not be concealed. Such boat shall, between sunset and sunrise, exhibit a light at the bow, visible all round not less than two feet above the gunwale.

45. The following licence fees shall be charged :-

1st class boat 800 piculs capacity and upwards,...... $20.00 2nd

under 800 and not less than 450 piculs

capacity,

3rd

19

4th

$10.00

....

.$ 5.00 $ 3.00

under 450 and not less than 100 piculs

capacity, under 100 piculs capacity,

46. Whenever any certificate or licence required by these regula- tions has been lost or destroyed, a duplicate thereof may be granted by the proper officer if he is satisfied of such loss or destruction upon payment of one tenth of the original fee in no case exceeding $1.00.

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Form A. UNDER RULE 18.

No.

Class

Victoria,

189

Certified that I have examined the * owned by

applicant for a licence, and that I find the boat is in all respects fit and proper to be employed in the transmission of cargo..

Number and Ages of Persons on Board.

Length

Breadth

Capacity

Piculs.

No. Class

Males.

Females.

Over 12. Under 12. Over 12. Under 12.

* State whether cargo-boat or lighter.

Fee $1.

Inspector of Cargo-boats.

Form B.

UNDER RULE 24.

Victoria,

189

Certified that I have examined the passenger-boat owned by

applicant for a licence, and that I find the boat is in all respects fit and proper to be employed in the conveyance of

passengers.

Number and Ages of Persons on Board.

Length

Males.

Females.

Over 12. Under 12. | Over 12

Under 12.

Breadth

No.

Class.

Form C.

Inspector of Police.

UNDER RULES 32 to 36.

Victoria,

Certified that I have examined the*.

189

boat owned by

applicant for a licence, and that I find the boat s in all respects fit and proper to be used in that capacity.

Number and Ages of Persons on Board.

Length

Breadth

No.

Class

Males.

Females.

Over 12. Under 12. Over 12. Under 12.

State whether bum boat, etc.

Form D.

UNDER RULE 38.

Inspector of Police.

189. Certified that I have examined the fish-drying hulk owned by applicant for a licence, and that I find the boat is in all respects fit and proper to be employed in that capacity.

Number and Ages of Persons on Board.

Length

Breadth

Capacity

Ficuls,

Males.

Females.

Over 12. Under 12. Over 12. Under 12.

Inspector of Police.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

Form E.

199

No.

Class.

UNDER RULE 42.

Victoria,

189

Certified that I have examined the boat owned by applicant for a licence, and that I find the boat is in all respects fit and proper to be employed in the conveyance of dead-weight capacity.

piculs

Number and Ages of Persons on Board.

Length

Freadth

Capacity

Piculs.

Fee $1.

Males.

Females.

Over 12. Under 12. Over 12. Under 12.

Inspector of Cargo boats,

Objects and Reasons.

The principal reason for the Ordinance is-

To bring our law which is based on Imperial law into line with the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894.

?

Advantage has been taken to adopt certain amendments which the working of the present Ordinance and the requirements of the Port seemed to make necessary also to re-arrange the sections on the lines of the Imperial Act for convenience and uniformity. Interpretation clause.-The terms "Vessel," "Junk,' and "Lorcha" have been added. "The Waters of the Colony" has been amended to meet the possible requirements of the extended territory. "Local Trade Limits" and "Harbour Limits" have been slightly amended.

Section 3,-which provides for the issue of Colonial Registers, has been amplified, in view of the possible requirements of the inland- waters trade with China. Sub-section 11 of this section is new and has been intro- duced for the purpose of making the mas- ter of the ship amenable to British law. Section 4--is principally a re-arrangement of sections 15 and part of 16 with amendments in (2), (3), (4) and (7) and additional provisions providing for the issue of duplicate certi- ficates in case of loss, the production of certificates when shipping, and the punish- ment of forgery when detected.

Section --is a re-arrangement of sections 16 and 22 with a small addition from Merchant Ship- ping Act respecting Agreements and a more clear provision against the promis cuous discharge of seamen who may sub- sequently become chargeable to the Colony. Section 6---is the old section 17 amended in sub-section (1) so as not to apply in the case of Chi-

nese seamen.

Section 7--is the old section 23.

Section 8--is a re-arrangement from sections 18, 19 and 21, with slight additions chiefly from the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894.

Section 9-is the old section 20 brought into line with the Merchant Shipping Act with regard to offences against discipline, and amend- ments with reference to its application to seamen from Foreign ships.

Section 10--

--is a re-arrangement of sections 5 and 14 of the old Ordinance. The wording is made more clear while the gist remains.

Section 11-is a portion of the old section 5.

Section 12--is section 6 with some amendments which

have been found necessary.

Section 13--is the old section 4 with verbal alterations on

lines of Merchant Shipping Act.

Section 14-is the old section 40 but enters more into detail; it also exempts certain classes of vessels from its provisions and follows the Imperial Act.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

Section 15--is the former section 12 with a clause added

providing for precaution in the carriage of

passengers in ships carrying dangerous goods.

Section 16-is the old 41.

Section 17--is the old sections 9 and 11.

Section 18.-The old 10.

Section 19--is practically the old 13; it is more detailed,

and brought up to the Imperial Act.

Section 20--is that portion of the old 13 which applied to

courts of survey.

Section 21-is the old 24 with slight verbal amendments

and additions in sub-section (6).

Section 22.--The old 25 with an additional sub-section providing for the recovery of costs incurred by the Government.

Section 23.-The old 26.

Section 24-is 27 of the old Ordinance brought up to date as regards lights to be carried by vessels and an amendment in the provi- sions relating to signals for Police assist-

ance.

Section 25--is 28 re-arranged.

Section 26--is the old 29.

Section 27.-The former 30 with slight addition.

Section 28--is the old 31 re-drafted and an additional sub-section giving authority to require vessels to stop in certain cases.

Section 29--is the old 32.

Section 30--is the old 33 amended to apply to any dues

and a verbal alteration in sub-section 7.

Section 31-is the old 34.

A

Section 32--is the old 35.

Section 33-is the old 36.

Section 34-is the old 37 with slight amendments chiefly

in (1), (8), (11).

Section 35--is the old 7 with amendments with verbal alterations in (1), (2), (9), (11), (13), (14), (15), (21).

Section 36--is the old 8 omitting sub-section (4). Section 37-is the old 38 without material alteration.

Section 38-is the old 39 without material alteration. Section 39-is the old 43 and part of 42 brought up to date, re-arranged and with one clause (6) added.

Section 40--is portion of the old 42 without material

alteration.

0

Section 41--do.

do. ;

do.

Section 42--is the old 45 without material alteration. Section 43.-New section exempting ships of war from

provisions of Ordinance.

Section 44--is the old 46 re-drafted.

Section 45--is the old 47 re-drafted.

The preface affixed to the Bill shows the general arrange- ment of the Ordinance, and also contains a Table comparing the present Bill with Ordinance 26 of 1891 and the Imperial Act of 1894.

HENRY E. POLLOCK,

Aoting Attorney General.

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A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to Criminal Procedure in the Supreme Court.

BE it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as the Short title. Criminal Procedure Ordinance, 1898.

2. In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise re- Interpreta- quires,-

""

tion of terms.

"The Court means the Supreme Court of the Colony Drafted.

acting in the exercise of its criminal jurisdiction: "A Judge" or "the Judge" means a Judge of the

Court:

"The Registrar" means the Registrar of the Court

and includes a Deputy Registrar:

"The Bailiff" means the Bailiff of the Court and

includes any deputy of the Bailiff:

"Indictment" includes any criminal information triable

by a jury:

66

Keeper of the Prison" means the Superintendent of Victoria Gaol and includes the superintendent or other chief officer of any other prison, by whatever name he may be called:

"Property

""

includes goods, chattels, money, valuable securities, and every other matter or thing, whether real or personal, upon or with reference to which any offence may be committed.

+

B. G. Ordi.

3. Unless the contrary is expressly provided by or is to Application of be implied from any statute relating to such proceedings, the Ordi- the provisions of this Ordinance shall extend and apply to nance. all proceedings which may be taken after the commence- nance, B. 4. ment of this Ordinance in respect of indictable offences, whether such offences are constituted before, or at the time of, or after the commencement of this Ordinance.

PART I.

BUSINESS Of the Court.

4. The Registrar of the Court shall ex officio be "Master Master of of the Crown Office" within this Colony.

Crown Office. No. 2 of 1869, 6. 11.

Ordinary and

Court in its

sessions of the

5.-(1.) The ordinary sessions for the despatch of the business of the Court shall commence on the eighteenth special day of every month, or, if the eighteenth day is a dies non, then on the lawful day next following: Provided always criminal that the Chief Justice may, upon due notice thereof being jurisdiction. given, from time to time change the day so appointed.

do

No. 3 pf 1867, 5. 2.

(2.) The Chief Justice may direct a special session of the Court to be held, in addition to the ordinary sessions, whenever it may appear to him necessary or expedient to So, and such special session shall be held accordingly. 6. The Keeper of the Prison shall, by himself or his Bringing of deputy, be in attendance at each session of the Court, and prisoners shall bring each prisoner awaiting trial before the Court Court for trial. when his case is called for trial, and during the continuance B. G. Ordi- of the trial shall have him under his charge and custody, nance, s. 11. and from time to time remand him to prison, by permission or order of the Court, during the progress of the trial or on any adjournment thereof.

before the

7.-(1.) The Keeper of the Prison shall, by himself Bringing of or his deputy, on the first day of every session of the certain classes Court, deliver in open Court to the presiding Judge a before the

                    of prisoners correct list of all persons in his custody upon any charge of Court for an indictable offence who have not been then tried, or upon delivery. whom sentence has not been then passed, or who have been B. G. Ordi committed in default of sureties to keep the peace or other- wise, distinguishing, as accurately as may be, their names, ages, and sexes, with the dates of their respective commit- ments, and the authority under which they were respectively committed.

(2.) The Keeper shall also, by himself or his deputy, bring and produce in open Court, on such days and times of such session as the Court may direct, all such persons in his custody as aforesaid as the Court may direct him so to bring and produce.

nance, s. 14.

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Assistance to be given by Police.

B. G. Ordi-

nance, s. 11.

(2.)

Prisoners

B. 4. Ordi- nance, a, 16.

8. The Police shall afford such assistance as may be necessary to enable the Keeper of the Prison to comply with the requirements of the last two preceding sections.

9. At the conclusion of every session of the Court, the entitled to be Court shall discharge all prisoners not under sentence discharged. remaining in any Prison who, by the law of this Colony for the time being in force, and, in default of such provisions and so far as the same may not extend, by the law of England for the time being in force, would be then entitled to their discharge upon gaol delivery, and also all other accused persons committed for trial at such session and remaining untried who, by the said law, would be entitled to such discharge; and the Court may also discharge all prisoners remaining in any Prison in default of sureties to keep the peace who, in the opinion of the Court, ought to be so discharged.

Procedure of

matters not

10. Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance and of the Court in any other statute for the time being in force, the practice and procedure of the Court shall be, as nearly as possible, the same as the practice and procedure for the time being in force in criminal causes and matters in the High Court of Justice and the Courts of Assize in England.

provided for.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 17. See also No. 12

of 1873, s. 9.

Transmission

case.

B. G. Ord?- nances, 70.

PART II.

PROCEEDINGS PRELIMINARY TO TRIAL.

11.-(1.) The following documents shall, as soon as may of documents be after the committal of the accused person, be transmitted relating to

by the Magistrate to the Attorney General, that is to say, the information, the warrant of apprehension, if any, the depositions of the witnesses, the documentary exhibits thereto, the statement of the accused person, and the record of his examination, if any, and the recognizances entered into.

Power to the Attorney General to refer back case to be dealt with summarily.

B. G. Ord!- nance, s. 73. See No. 2 of 1869, 8. 9.

Power to the Attorney General to refer back case for

further

inquiry.

B. G. Ordl- nance, 8. 79. See No. 2 of 1869, 8. 9.

Power to the Attorney General to refer back case for committal.

B. G. Ordl- nance, s. 67.

(2.) A certified copy of all such documents shall, either at the same time or as soon as possible thereafter, be trans- mitted by the Magistrate to the Registrar for the use of the Court.

(3.) All exhibits, other than documentary exhibits, shall, unless the Magistrate otherwise directs, be taken charge of by the Police, and shall be produced by them at the trial.

(4.) The transmission of documents provided for by this section shall be in substitution for the transmission thereof to the Registrar as at present provided by law.

Referring back of Case.

12. If, after the receipt of the documents relating to the case, the Attorney General is of opinion that the accused person should not have been committed for trial but that the case should have been dealt with summarily, the Attorney General may, if he thinks fit, at any time after such receipt, refer back such documents to the Magistrate with directions to deal with the case accordingly, and with such other directions as he may think proper.

13.-(1.) At any time after the receipt of the documents relating to the case and before the trial of the accused person, the Attorney General may, if he thinks fit, refer back such documents to the Magistrate with directions to re-open the inquiry for the purpose of taking evidence or further evidence on a certain point or points to be specified, and with such other directions as he may think proper.

(2.) Subject to any express directions which may be given by the Attorney General, the effect of any such reference back to the Magistrate shall be that the inquiry shall be re-opened and dealt with in all respects as if the accused person had not been committed for trial.

14.-(1.) In any case where the Magistrate discharges an accused person on the ground that the evidence does not justify his committal for trial, the Attorney General may require the Magistrate to send to him the depositions taken in the case or a copy thereof, and other documents

       any or things connected with the case which the Attorney General may think fit.

(2.) If, after the receipt of such documents and things, the Attorney General is of opinion that the accused person should have been committed for trial, the Attorney General may, if he thinks fit, refer back such documents and things to the Magistrate with directions to deal with the case accordingly, and with such other directions as he may think proper.

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15.-(1.) Any direction given by the Attorney General Further under either of the last three preceding sections shall be in provisions as writing signed by him, and shall be complied with by the to referring Magistrate.

(2.) The Attorney General may at any time add to, alter, nanco, s. 74. or revoke any such direction.

(3.) A copy of any such directions shall be forthwith transmitted by the Attorney General to the Registrar, and shall be filed by the Registrar with the copy of the docu- ments in the case, if any, transmitted to him by the Magis-

trate.

(4.) When the Attorney General directs that a case shall be dealt with summarily under section 12, or that an inquiry shall.be re-opened under section 13, the following provisions shall have effect, that is to say,-

(a.) Where the accused person is in custody, the Magistrate may, by an order in writing under his hand, direct the Keeper of the Prison to convey him or cause him to be conveyed to the place where such proceedings are to be held for the purpose of being dealt with as the Magistrate may direct; (b.) Where the accused person is on bail, the Magis- trate shall issue a summons for his attendance at the time and place when and where such proceedings are to be held; and

back of case. B. G. Ordi-

(c.) Thereafter the proceedings shall be continued under the provisions of Part III or of Part IV of the Magistrates Ordinance, 1890, as the case may No. 10 of 1890, be.

Bail.

16. The Court or a Judge may at any time, on the ap- Power to the plication of any accused

person, order such person, whether Court or he has been committed for trial or not, to be admitted to Judge to bail, and the recognizance of bail may, if the order so person. directs, be taken before any Magistrate or Justice of the B. G. Ordi- Peace.

Institution of Proceedings.

bail accused

nance, B. 81.

17. On receipt of the documents relating to the case, Institution of the Attorney General, if he sees fit to institute criminal proceedings proceedings, shall institute such proceedings in the Court by the Attor- against the accused person as to him may seem legal and proper.

18. The Attorney General shall not be bound to pro- secute an accused person in any case in which he may be of opinion that the interests of public justice do not require

his interference.

Indictment.

19.-(1.). Every indictment shall be signed by the Attor- ney General, and shall bear date on the day when it is signed. (2.) Every indictment may be in the form contained in the First Schedule to this Ordinance, with such additions and modifications as may be necessary to adapt it to the circumstances of the particular case.

ney General.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 110,

Right of the Attorney General not

to prosecute.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 111.

Signing and form of

indictment. No. 2 of 1869, Bs. 3 and 5.

First Schedule: Form No. 1.

thereon.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 101. See No. 3 of

20.-(1.) Any number of counts for any offences what- Joinder of ever may be joined in the same indictment, and shall be counts and sufficiently distinguished : Provided that to a count charg- proceedings ing murder no count charging any offence other than murder shall be joined.

(2.) Where there are more counts than one in an indict- 1865, 3. 7. ment, each count may be treated as a separate indictment.

(3.) If the Court thinks it conducive to the ends of justice to do so, it may direct that the accused person shall be tried upon any one or more of such counts separately. Such order may be made either before or in the course of the trial, and, if it is made in the course of the trial, the jury shall be discharged from giving a verdict upon the counts on which the trial is not to proceed. The counts in the indict- ment which are not then tried shall be proceeded upon in all respects as if they had been contained in a separate indictment: Provided that, unless there are special reasons for so doing, no order shall be made preventing the trial at the same time of any number of distinct charges of larceny, or of embezzlement, or of larceny and embezzlement, not exceeding five, alleged to have been committed within six months from the first to the last of such offences, whether against the same person or not.

(4.) If one sentence is passed upon any verdict of guilty on an indictment containing more counts than one, the sentence shall be good if any of the counts upon which such verdict has been returned would have justified such sentence.

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204.

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Allegation in 21 In any indictment for an offence committed on the case of offence high seas or in foreign parts an allegation that the person committed on injured was, at the time of the offence charged, in the foreign parts. peace of the Queen shall be a sufficient allegation of the

jurisdiction of the Court to hear and determine the case.

high seas or in

No. 3 of 1865,

5. 8.

Averment as

to money or bank note.

No. 2 of 1869, 1. 6.

instrument

in indictment.

14 & 15 Vict. o. 100, ss. 5 and

22. In any indictment in which it is necessary to make an averment as to any money or any note of the Bank of England or of any other bauk, it shall be sufficient to describe such money or bank note simply as money without specifying any particular coin or bank note; and such allegation, so far as regards the description of the property, shall be sustained by proof of any amount of coin or of any bank note, although the particular species of coin of which such amount was composed, or the particular nature of the bank note, is not proved, and, in cases of embezzling or obtaining money or bank notes by false pretences, by proof that the accused person embezzled or obtained any piece of coin or any bank note, or any portion of the value thereof, although such piece of coin or bank note may have been delivered to him in order that some part of the value thereof should be returned to the person delivering the same, or to any other person, and such part has been returned accord- ingly.

Description of 23.-(1.) In any indictment for stealing, embezzling, destroying, or concealing, or for obtaining by false pretences, any instrument, it shall be sufficient to describe such instru- ment by any name or desiguation by which it is usually known, or by the purport thereof, without setting out any copy or facsimile of the whole or any part thereof, or other- wise describing the same or the value thereof.

7.

Indictment

14 & 15 Vict. e. 100, s. 20,

(2.) In all other cases where it is necessary to make an averment in any indictment as to any instrument, whether the same consists wholly or in part of writing, print, or figures, it shall be sufficient to describe such instrument by any name or designation by which it is usually known, or by the purport thereof, without setting out any copy or facsimile of the whole or any part thereof.

24. In any indictment for perjury, or for unlawfully, for perjury. wilfully, falsely, fraudulently, deceitfully, maliciously, or corruptly taking, making, signing, or subscribing any oath, affirmation, declaration, affidavit, deposition, petition, answer, notice, certificate, or other writing, it shall be sufficient to set forth the substance of the offence with which the accused person is charged and by what court or before whom the oath, affirmation, declaration, affidavit, deposition, petition, answer, notice, certificate, or other writing was taken, made, signed, or subscribed, without setting forth the petition, answer, information, indictment, declaration, or any part of any proceeding, and without setting forth the commission or authority of the court or person before which or whom such offence was committed.

Indictment

for suborna-

tion of perjury.

14 & 15 Vict. c. 100, 8, 21,

Charge of previous conviction.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 102,

25. In any indictment for subornation of perjury, or for corrupt bargaining or contracting with any person to com- mit wilful and corrupt perjury, or for inciting, causing, or procuring any person unlawfully, wilfully, falsely, frandu- lently, deceitfully, maliciously, or corruptly to take, make, sign, or subscribe any oath, affirmation, declaration, affidavit, deposition, petition, answer, notice, certificate, or other writing, it shall be sufficient, wherever such perjury or other offence aforesaid has been actually committed, to allege the offence of the person who actually committed such perjury or other offence in the manner bereinbefore mentioned, and then to allege that the accused person un- lawfully, wilfully, and corruptly did cause and procure the said person to commit the said offence, in manner and form aforesaid; and wherever such perjury or other offence afore- said has not been actually committed, it shall be sufficient to set forth the substance of the offence with which the accused person is charged without setting forth or averring any of the matters or things hereinbefore rendered unneces- sary to be set forth or averred in the case of wilful and cor- rupt perjury.

26. In any count charging the accused person with having been previously convicted, it shall be sufficient to state that the accused person was, at a certain time and place, convicted of an offence punishable on summary conviction or of a felony or misdemeanor, as the case may be, without further describing the offence.

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27. No indictment shall be held insufficient for want of General the averment of any matter unnecessary to be proved, or provision as to for that any person mentioned in the indictment is desig- matters not nated by a name of office or other descriptive appellation in- necessary to

be alleged, etc. stead of his proper name, or for omitting to state the time No. 5 of 1872, at which the offence was committed in any case where time 2 is not of the essence of the offence, or for stating the time imperfectly, or for stating the offence to have been com- mitted on a day subsequent to that of the indictment, or on an impossible day, or on a day that never happened, or for want of any statement of the value or price of any matter or thing, or the amount of damage, injury, or spoil, in any case where the value or price, or the amount of damage, injury, or spoil, is not of the essence of the offence.

28. It shall be lawful for the Judge to order further Power to order particulars of any charge to be delivered, in any case in further which he deems it expedient to do so.

Filing and Service of Indictment.

}

particulars.

No. 3 of 1865, 8. 6.

No. 3 of 1865, 8.9.

29. Every indictment, when so signed as aforesaid, shall Filing of be brought to the Office of the Registrar and shall be filed indictment. by him in the Court.

30.-(1.) The Registrar shall endorse on or annex to Endorsement every indictment and every copy thereof delivered for service of notice of a notice of trial, and such notice shall specify the particular trial. session at which the accused person will be brought to trial on the indictment and the date of the commencement thereof.

No. 3 of 1865, 8. 10.

First

(2.) The notice may be in the form contained in the First Schedule to this Ordinance or as near thereto as circum- Schedule: stances will admit.

Form No. 2.

31. The Registrar shall deliver or cause to be delivered Delivery of to the Bailiff a copy of the indictment, with the notice of copy for trial endorsed on the same or annexed thereto; and, if there service. are more accused persons than one, then as many copies as 11. there are persons.

32.-(1.) The Bailiff shall, as soon as may be after hav- ing received any copy of the indictment and notice of trial, deliver to the accused person the said copy and notice.

(2.) In any case where the accused person cannot be found, the Bailiff shall leave the said copy and notice with some one of his household for him at his dwelling-house, or with some one of his clerks for him at his counting house or place of business, and, if none such can be found, shall affix the said copy and notice to the outer or principal door of his dwelling-house.

(3.) The Bailiff shall, at the time of service, explain to the accused person, or to the person, if any, with whom the said copy and notice are left, the nature and exigency thereof.

No. 3 of 1865,

Service of copy.

No. 3 of 1865, 8. 12.

33. The Bailiff shall forthwith transmit to the Registrar Return of a return in writing, signed by him, of the time and mode of service. service of the said copy and notice.

Plea.

No. 3 of 1865, B. 14.

34. In any plea of autrefois convict or autrefois acquit Form of plea it shall be sufficient for the accused person to state that he of autrefois has been lawfully convicted or acquitted, as the case may acquit. be, of the offence charged in the indictment.

Inspection of Property, etc.

convict or

No. 3 of 1865, 8. 22.

Inspection of property by party or

witnesses. No. 3 of 1865,

35. Either party shall be at liberty to apply to the Court or a Judge for a rule or order for the inspection, by himself or by his witnesses, of any real or personal property, the inspection of which may be material to the proper determi- nation of the issue; and it shall be lawful for the Court 6.31. or Judge, if it or he thinks fit, to make such rule or order, upon such terms as to costs and otherwise as the Court or Judge may direct.

36. It shall be lawful for the Court or a Judge to make such rules or orders as may be necessary to procure the attendance of a special or common jury for the trial of any case depending in the Court, at such time and place and in such manner as the Court or Judge may think fit.

Witnesses.

Rule or order for attendance of jury. No. 3 of 1865, 6.32.

Suing out of subpoena for

witness.

37.-(1.) The subpana, or process of the Court for pro- curing the attendance of any person to give evidence in any case who has not been bound by recognizance to ap- No. 3 of 1865, pear before the Court to give evidence in such case, or

B. 17.

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No. 3 of 1865, s. 18.

No. 23 of 1882, B. 1.

Payments to be made by private

where the production of documents is required the subpoena duces tecum, shall be sued out of the Registrar's Office by the Crown Solicitor, or, where the prosecution is at the instance of a private person, by the prosecutor or his attorney, or by the accused person or his attorney, as the case may be.

(2.) Every such subp?na shall be issued in the name of the Queen, and shall be tested in the name of the Chief Justice.

(3.) The names of four witnesses may be inserted in one subpana, and they shall be described therein with such certainty that the Bailiff may be able readily to find them; and the form of the subpana shall, as near as may be, be according to the like form used in the Supreme Court in civil cases.

(4.) The party obtaining the subpoena shall at the same time make out and give to the Registrar as many copies as there are persons to be served therewith, and the Registrar shall deliver the original, together with the copies, to the Bailiff for service.

38. When the prosecution is at the instance of a pri- vate person, such person or some one on his behalf shall, prosecutor for at the time of obtaining the subpana, pay into the Registry the lawful costs and charges for executing the same, to- gether with such further sum or sums of money as such person intends the Bailiff to give or tender to the witnesses respectively for their travelling expenses.

service, etc.

No. 3 of 1865,

B. 19.

Service of subpana.

No. 3 of 1865, $. 20.

Return of service.

No. 3 of 1865, 1.20.

Non-attend- ance of wit ness at ad-

journed trial.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 127.

Procedure

with respect to witnesses where trial is postponed.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 128.

39.-(1.) The Bailiff shall, as soon as may be after having received any subpana and copy, deliver to the person named in the subp?na the said copy.

(2.) In any case where such person cannot be found, the Bailiff shall leave the said copy with some one of his household for him at his dwelling-house, or with some one of his clerks for him at his counting-house or place of business.

(3.) The Bailiff shall, at the time of service, show to such person, or to the person with whom the said copy is left, as the case may be, the original subp?na and explain to him the nature and exigency thereof.

40. The Bailiff shall, at or immediately after the time of service, endorse on or annex to the original subp?na a return in writing, signed by him, of the time and mode of service, and shall forthwith transmit the same to the Regis-

trar.

41. Every witness who is present when the trial of a case is adjourned, or who has been duly notified of the time to which such trial or further trial is so adjourned, shall be bound to attend at such time, and, in default of so doing, may be dealt with in the same manner as if he had failed to attend before the Court in obedience to a subp?na to attend and give evidence.

42.-(1.) Where the trial of any case is postponed from one session of the Court to another session, it shall be law- ful for the Court to respite the recognizance of every witness who was bound by recognizance to attend at such first-mentioned session, and every such witness shall be bound to attend and give evidence at such other session, without entering into any fresh recognizance for that pur- pose, in such and the same manner as if he were originally bound by his recognizance to attend and give evidence at such other ses ion.

(2.) The Registrar shall deliver or cause to be delivered to every witness in any case so postponed a notice in writing informing him of the day on which the session of the Court to which the case is postponed will commence.

General mode

of trial.

B. G. Ordi- nance, ■. 85.

Trial at bar.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 86.

PART III.

PROCEEDINGS AT TRIAL.

Mode of Trial.

43.-(1.) Every person to be tried before the Court shall be tried on an indictment.

(2.) Subject to the provisions of the next succeeding section, such trial shall be had by and before a Judge and a jury constituted under any statute for the time being in force relating to juries.

44. On motion made by the Attorney General, a Judge shall order that the trial of any indictment shall be had at bar, that is to say, by and before the two Judges of the Court and a jury constituted under any statute for the time being

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in force relating to juries, and such trial shall be had accordingly.

45.-(1.) Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect the right Saving of of the Attorney General to file an information in the Court right of the

                         Attorney against any person for misdemeanor.

General to Alle

nance, s. 87.

(2.) Subject to the provisions of. this Ordinance or of information any other statute for the time being in force, the law, for misde- practice, and procedure in respect of any such information meanor. shall be, as nearly as may be, the same as the law, practice, B.G. Ordi- and procedure for the time being in force in relation to informations filed by the Attorney General of England in the High Court of Justice in England, so far as such law, practice, and procedure are applicable to the circumstances of this Colony.

Default of Appearance.

46.-(1.) If in any case, after notice of trial has been Proceedings given, no person appears in Court to prosecute or prefer on non- the indictment before the close of the session of the Court appearance of

                         prosecutor. for which such notice was given, it shall be competent for

No. 3 of 1865, the accused person to move the Court to discharge him 16. therefrom; and if he, or any other person on his behalf, has been bound by recognizance for his appearance so to take his trial, then that the said recognizance may be dis- charged.

(2.) Where the prosecution is at the instance of a private person, it shall also be competent for the accused person to move the Court that the prosecutor and his sureties, if any, shall be called on their recognizances, and, in default of his appearance, that the same may be estreated.

(3.) On any such application the Court shall make such order as it may think just.

accused

47.-(1.) Where it appears by the return made by the Proceedings Bailiff that the copy of the indictment and notice of trial on non- has been duly served, and the accused person, on being appearance of thrice called on the day appointed for trial, does not appear, person. a motion may be made on behalf of the prosecution, if the No. 3 of 1865, accused person has been admitted to bail, that he and his 6.15. sureties, if any, may be called upon their recognizances, and, in default of his appearance, that the same may be estreated.

(2.) On any such application the Court shall make such order as it may think just.

of accused

48. Where any person against whom an indictment has Apprehension been duly preferred, and who is then at large, does not appear to plead to such indictment, whether he is under person not recognizance to appear or not, the Court may issue a warrant for his apprehension.

appearing.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 113.

49. After the commencement of this Ordinance, out- Abolition of lawry in criminal cases shall be abolished.

outlawry.

B. G. Ordi- hance, H. 116.

Bringing up

of accused

50. If the accused person is at the time confined for some other cause in any Prison, the Court or a Judge may, by order in writing, without writ of habeas corpus, direct person in the Keeper of such Prison to bring up the body of such other cause.

custody for person, as often as may be required, for the purpose of the trial, and the Keeper shall obey such order.

Arraignment.

51.-(1.) The accused person shall be placed at the bar unfettered, unless the Court sees cause to direct otherwise. (2.) The indictment shall then be read over to him by the Registrar, and explained, if necessary, by the Registrar or the interpreter of the Court; and he shall be required to plead instantly thereto, unless he objects to the want of due service of the indictment and notice of trial, and the Court finds that he has not been duly served therewith.

B. G. Ordi-

nance, s. 133. See 30 & 31 Vict. c. 35, s. 10.

Arraignment of accused

person. No. 3 of 1865,

8. 21.

Effect of

52. The accused person, upon being arraigned, by plead- ing generally the plea of "Not Guilty," shall, by such plea of "Not plea, without further form, be deemed to have put himself Guilty." upon the country for trial.

99

No. 3 of 1865, 1. 22.

53. If an accused person, upon being arraigned, stands Procedure mute of malice or will not answer directly to the indict where accused ment, the Court shall, if it thinks fit, order the Registrar person on

                      arraignment to enter a plea of "Not Guilty on behalf of such accnsed does not person; and the plea so entered shall have the same force answer and effect as if such accused person had actually pleaded directly. the same.

No. 3 of 1865,

5, 23.

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Procedure on 54. Where an indictment contains a count charging the

indictment

containing

count

charging

previous conviction.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 136.

Objection of substance to indictment.

B. G. Ordi- nance, a. 103.

Variances and

B. G. Ordi-

nance, 8. 94.

See also 11 &

12 Vict, c. 46,

accused person with having been previously convicted, he shall not, at the time of his arraignment, be required to plead to it unless he pleads guilty to the rest of the indict- ment, nor shall such count be mentioned to the jury when he is given in charge to them or when they are sworn, nor shall he be tried upon it if he is acquitted on the other counts; but, if he is convicted on any other part of the indictment, he shall be asked whether he has been pre- viously convicted as alleged or not; and if he says that he has not, or does not say that he has, been so convicted, the jury shall be charged to inquire into the matter as in other

cases.

55.-(1.) After the commencement of this Ordinance, no objection to an indictment shall be taken by way of demurrer, but if an indictment does not state in substance an indictable offence or states an offence not triable by the Court, the accused person may move the Court to quash it or in arrest of judgment.

(2.) If such motion is made before the accused person pleads, the Court shall either quash the indictment or amend it, if it thinks that it ought to be amended.

(3.) If the defect in the indictment appears to the Court during the trial, and the Court does not think fit to amend the indictment, it may, in its discretion, either quash the indictment or leave the objection to be taken in arrest of judgment.

(4.) If the indictment is quashed, the Court may, if it thinks fit, direct the accused person to be detained in custody until the termination of the session or to be released on bail, and may order him to plead to another indictment when called on at the same session of the Court.

Amendment.

58.-(1.) If, on the trial of any indictment, there appears amendments. to be a variance between the proof and the charge in the indictment or in any count in it, either as preferred or as amended, the Court may amend the indictment or any count in it, so as to make it conformable with the proof. If the Court is of opinion that the accused person has not been misled or prejudiced in his defence by such variance, it shall make such amendment.

8. 4; 14 & 15

Vict. c. 100,

8.1; and No. 3 of 1865, a. 24.

Proceedings

(2.) If it appears that there is in the indictment, or in any count in it, an omission to state or a defective statement of anything requisite to constitute the offence, or an omission to negative any exception which ought to have been nega- tived, but that the matter omitted or deficient is proved by the evidence, the Court shall, if it is of opinion that the accused person has not been misled or prejudiced in his defence by such omission, or defective statement, amend the indictment or count by inserting in it the matter omitted or deficient.

(3.) The trial in either of these cases may then proceed in all respects as if the indictment or count had been origin- ally framed as amended: Provided that, if the Court is of opinion that the accused person has been misled or pre- judiced in his defence by any such variance, or omission, or defective statement as aforesaid, but that the effect of such misleading or prejudice might be removed by adjourn - ing or postponing the trial, the Court may, in its discretion, make the amendment and adjourn the trial to a future day, or discharge the jury and postpone the trial, on such terms as it may think just.

(4.) In determining whether the accused person has been misled or prejudiced in his defence or not, the Court shall consider the contents of the depositions, as well as the other circumstances of the case.

57.-(1.) In any case where an amendment is made, the on making of order for the amendment shall be endorsed on the indict- amendment.

ment and be entered in the Minute Book of the Court.

B. G. Ordi-

nance, s. 95.

14 & 15 Vict.

e. 100, s. 2.

No. 5 of 1872, 8. 1.

(2.) Every verdict and judgment which may be given after the making of any amendment shall be of the same force and effect in all respects as if the indictment had been originally in the same form in which it was after such amendment was made.

(3.) If it becomes necessary at any time for any purpose to draw up a formal record in any case where an amend- ment has been made, such record shall be drawn up in the form in which the indictment was after such amendment was made, without taking any notice of the fact of such amendment having been made.

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Conviction for Offence other than that charged.

felonious

c. 19, s. 5.

58. If, on any trial for any felony, except murder or Conviction for manslaughter, where the indictment alleges that the accused wounding on person did cut, stab, or wound any person, the jury are satis- indictment for fied that the accused person is guilty of the cutting, stabbing, wounding. or wounding charged in the indictment, but are not satisfied 14 & 15 Vict. that he is guilty of the felony charged in the indictment, then and in every such case the jury may acquit the accused person of such felony, and find him guilty of unlawfully cutting, stabbing, or wounding, and thereupon the accused person shall be liable to be punished in the same manner as if he had been convicted upon an indictment for the misde- meanor of cutting, stabbing, or wounding.

59. If, on any trial for robbery, the jury are satisfied that the accused person is guilty of an assault with intent to rob, but are not satisfied that he is guilty of the robbery charged in the indictment, then and in every such case the jury may acquit the accused person of such robbery, and find him guilty of an assault with intent to rob, and thereupon the accused person shall be liable to be punished in the same manner as if he had been convicted upon an indictment for feloniously assaulting with intent to rob.

Conviction for assault with

intent to rob ou indictment for robbery. No. 3 of 1865,

s. 31.

indictment for stealing in

60. If, on any trial for burglary, stealing in a dwelling- Conviction for house, or breaking and entering and stealing in a shop, burglary on warehouse, or counting-house or in a building within the cartilage of a dwelling-house, the jury are satisfied that the dwelling- accused person is guilty of some one of the said offences but house, etc. are not satisfied that he is guilty of the offence charged in No. 3 of 1865, the indictment, then and in every such case the jury may acquit the accused person of the offence charged in the indictment, and find him guilty of the said other offence, and thereupon the accused person shall be liable to be punished in the same manner as if he had been convicted upon an indictment charging him with such other offence.

B. 36.

indictment for full offence. No. 3 of 1865, 8.33.

61. If, on any trial for any offence, the jury are Conviction for satisfied that the accused person is guilty of an attempt attempt on to commit the offence charged in the indictment, but are not satisfied that he is guilty of the full offence so charged, then and in every such case the jury may acquit the accused person of such offence, and find him guilty of an attempt to commit the same, and thereupon the accused person shall be liable to be punished in the same manner as if he had been convicted upon an indictment for attempting to commit such offence.

amount to

62. If, on any trial for misdemeanor, the facts given in Conviction for evidence amount to a felony, the accused person shall not misdemeanors be therefore acquitted of such misdemeanor; and no person although fact tried for such misdemeanor shall be liable afterwards to be in evidence prosecuted for felony on the same facts, unless the Court felony. thinks fit in its discretion to discharge the jury from giving No. 3 of 1965, any verdict on such trial and to direct the accused person to be prosecuted for felony, in which case the accused person may be dealt with as if he had not been previously put on his trial for misdemeanor.

Proof of certain Matters.

B. 351

acensed person.

63. Where an indictment contains a count charging the Proof of accused person with having been previously convicted, and previous it becomes necessary on the trial to prove such previous conviction of conviction, a copy of the conviction for the offence punish- able ou summary conviction, or a certificate containing the substance and effect only (omitting the formal part) of the 28,11. indictment and conviction for the indictable offence, as the case may be, purporting to be signed by the officer having the custody of the records of the Court where the offender

was convicted, shall, on proof of the identity of the person, be sufficient evidence of the said conviction, without proof of the signature or official character of the

        person appearing to have signed the same.

7 & 8 Geo. 4,

c.

64. A certificate containing the substance and effect Proof of only (omitting the formal part) of the indictment and trial previous trial for any indictable offence, purporting to be signed by the on trial for Registrar, shall, on the trial of any indictment for perjury 14 & 15 Viet.

                     perjury. or subornation of perjury, be sufficient evidence of the trial 100,. 22. of the said indictment, without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the same.

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Proof of guilty

knowledge on indictment for receiving property knowing it

have been

stolen.

No. 9 of 1889,

■. 18.

65.-(1.) On the trial of any person for having receivel property knowing it to be stolen, or for having in his possession stolen property, evidence may be given that there was found in the possession of the accused person other property stolen within the preceding period of twelve to months, and such evidence may be taken into consideration for the purpose of proving that the accused person knew the property in respect of which he is then being tried to be stolen.

Proof on trial of plea of autrefois

convict or acquit.

A. G. Ordi- nance, s. 107.

Procedure

for trial through error.

(2.) Where, on the trial of any person for having received property knowing it to be stolen, or for having in his possession stolen property, evidence has been given that the stolen property was found in his possession, then, if the accused person has, within five years immediately preceding, been convicted of any offence involving fraud or dishonesty, evidence of such previous conviction may be given, and may be taken into consideration for the purpose of proving that the accused person knew the property which was found in his possession to have been stolen; provided that not less than seven days' notice in writing has been given to the accused person that proof is intended to be given of such previous conviction; and it shall not be necessary for the purposes of this section to charge in the indictment the previous conviction of the accused person.

66. On the trial of an issue on a plea of autrefois con- vict or autrefois acquit, the depositions transmitted to the Registrar or the Attorney General on the former trial, to- gether with the Judge's notes, if available, and the deposi- tions transmitted to the Attorney General on the subsequent charge, shall be admissible in evidence to prove or disprove the identity of the charges.

Case punishable on Summary Conviction.

67.(1.) If, either before or during the trial of an accused where person person, it appears to the Court that such person has been is committed guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction, the Court may either order that the case shall be remitted to a Magistrate with such directions as it may think proper, or allow the case to proceed, and, in case of conviction, impose such punishment upon the person so convicted as might have been imposed by a Magistrate and as the Court may deem proper.

B. G. Ordi-

ance, s. 147.

Special

(2.) It shall be the duty of the Magistrate to whom any such directions are addressed to obey the same.

Verdict and Judgment.

63.-(1.) No verdict of any jury against any person, and provision for no sentence of the Court on any person, who is found guilty saving of larceny, embezzlement, fraudulent application or dis- validity of

position of anything, or obtaining anything by false pre- verdict in cases of

tences, shall be set aside or reversed, if on the trial there larceny, etc. was evidence to prove that such person committed any one

of such offences.

B. G. Ordi- nance. e. 162.

Prohibition of staying of judgment on specified grounds.

No. 3 of 1965, #. 87.

Cumulative

sentences.

See 7 & 8 Geo. 4, c. 28, 8, 10.

(2.) The punishment awarded against such person shall not exceed the punishment which could have been awarded for the offence actually committed, according to the proper legal designation thereof, and no person so convicted shall be liable to be afterwards prosecuted for any such offence upon the same facts.

69. No judgment shall be stayed or reversed- (1.) On the ground of any objection which, if stated before the jury were empanelled or during the progress of the trial, might have been amended by the Court; or (2.) Because of any error committed in summoning or

swearing the jury or any of them; or

(3.) Because any person who has served upon the jury

has not been returned by the Registrar; or (4.) Because of any objection which might have been stated as a ground of challenge of any of the jurors; or (5.) Because of any informality in swearing the witnesses

or any of them.

70. Where the Court sentences any person to undergo a term of imprisonment for an offence, and such person is already undergoing, or has been at the same session of the Court sentenced to undergo imprisonment for another offence, it shall be lawful for the Court to direct that such imprisonment shall commence at the expiration of the term

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of imprisonment which such person is then undergoing, or has been so previously sentenced to undergo, as aforesaid.

71. No confession, verdict, inquest, conviction, or judg- Abolition of ment of or for any treason, or felony, or felo de se shall attainder. cause any attainder or corruption of blood or any forfeiture 33 & 34 Vict. or escheat.

c. 23, s. I.

72. In any case where the trial of an accused person is Effect on postponed, it shall be lawful for the Court to respite the recognizance recognizance of the accused person and his surety or

of postpone- ment of trial. sureties, if any, accordingly; and in such case the accused

                                     B. G. Ordi- person shall be bound to appear to be tried at the time and nance, s. 168. place to which such trial may be postponed, without entering into any fresh recognizance for that purpose, in such and the same manner, and with the same consequences in all respects, as if he was originally bound by his re- cognizance to appear and be tried at the time and place to which such trial has been so postponed.

Costs and Compensation.

73.-(1.) It shall be lawful for the Court, if it thinks fit, Power to the on the conviction of any person for an indictable offence, Court to award in addition to such sentence as may otherwise by law be costs against passed, to condemn such person to the payment of the whole person or any part of the costs or expenses incurred in and about indictable the prosecution and conviction for the offence of which he offence. is convicted.

(2.) The payment of such costs and expenses or any part thereof may be ordered by the Court to be made out of any moneys taken from such person on his apprehension, or may be enforced at the instance of any person liable to pay or who may have paid the same in such and the same manner as the payment of any costs ordered to be paid by the judg- ment or order of the Supreme Court in any civil suit or proceeding may for the time being be enforced: Provided that in the meantime and until the recovery of such costs and expenses from the person so convicted as aforesaid, or from his estate, the same shall be paid and provided for in the same manner as if this Ordinance had not been passed; and any money which may be recovered in respect thereof from the person so convicted, or from his estate, shall be applicable to the reimbursement of any person or fund by whom or out of which such costs and expenses may have been paid or defrayed.

74.-(1.) It shall be lawful for the Court if it thinks fit, on the application of any person aggrieved, and immediately after the conviction of any person for an indictable offence, to award any sum of money, not exceeding five hundred dollars, by way of satisfaction or compensation for of property suffered by the applicant through or by means of the said offence.

loss any

convicted of

33 & 34 Vict. c. 23, s. 3.

Power to the Court to award com- pensation to

person de- frauded or

injured by

commission of indictable offence.

33 & 34 Vict.

(2.) The amount awarded for such satisfaction or com- pensation shall be deemed a judgment debt due to the person 23.8.4. entitled to receive the same from the person so convicted, and the order for payment of such amount may be enforced in such and the same manner as in the case of any costs or expenses ordered by the Court to be paid under the last preceding section.

Arraignment and Trial of Insane Person.

75.--(1.) If an accused person appears, either before Procedure or on arraignment, to be insane, the Court may order a where accus- jury to be empanelled to try the sanity of such person, and ed person the jury shall thereupon, after hearing evidence for that purpose, find whether such person is or is not insane and unfit to take his trial.

appears on

a.raignment, or during trial, to be insane.

(2.) If, during the trial of an accused person, such person B. G. Crai- appears, after the hearing of evidence to that effect or other- nance, e. 1/4 wise, to the jury charged with the indictment to be insane, the Court shall in such case direct the jury to abstain from finding a verdict upon the indictment, and, in lieu thereof, to return a verdict that such person is insane: Provided that a verdict under this section shall not affect the trial of any person so found to be insane for the offence for which he was indicted, in case he subsequently becomes of sound mind.

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Special verdict 76. Where in an indictment any act or omission is where accused charged against any person as an offence, and it is given in person found evidence on the trial of such person for that offence that he guilty, but insane at time was insane, so as not to be responsible, according to law,

of act or omission

charged.

46 & 47 Vict. e. 39, s. 2 (1.)

Provision for custody of ac- cused person found insane.

B. G. Ordi- nance, K. 176; 46 & 47 Vict. c. 28, u. 9 (2.)

Motion in arrest of

pregnant

woman

sentenced to

for his actions at the time when the act was done or the omission made, then, if it appears to the jury before whom such person is tried that he did the act or made the omission charged, but was insane as aforesaid at the time when he did or made the same, the jury shall return a special verdict to the effect that the accused person was guilty of the act or omission charged against him, but was insane as aforesaid at the time when he did or made the same.

77.-(1.) Where any person is found to be insane under the provisions of section 75 or has a special verdict found against him under the provisions of the last preceding section, the Court shall direct the finding of the jury to be recorded, and thereupon the Court may order such person to be detained in safe custody, in such place and manner as the Court thinks fit until Her Majesty's pleasure shall be known. (2.) The Judge shall immediately report the finding of the jury and the detention of such person to the Governor, who shall order such person to be dealt with as a lunatic under the laws of this Colony for the time being in force for the care and custody of lunatics, or otherwise as he may think proper.

Sentence of Death upon pregnant Woman.

78.-(1.) If sentence of death is passed upon any woman, she may move in arrest of execution on the ground that execution by she is pregnant. If such a motion is made, the Court shall direct two or more duly qualified medical practitioners to be sworn to examine the woman in some private place, either together or successively, and to inquire whether she is with child of a quick child or not. If, upon the report of any of them, it appears to the Court that she is so with child, execution shall be arrested until she is delivered of a child, or until it is no longer possible in the course of nature that she should be so delivered.

death.

B. G. Ordi- uance, ■. 164.

(2.) After the commencement of this Ordinance, no jury de ventre inspiciendo shall be empanelled or sworn in any such case.

Power to

reserve

question of law for consideration of the Full Court,

No. 3 of 1869,

a. 8: No. 12 of 1873, s. 18.

Restitution of property in case of

conviction.

1. G. Ordi-

Lanc, s. 215.

PART IV.

PROCEEDINGS SUBSEQUENT TO TRIAL.

Reservation of Question of Law.

#

79.-(1.) The Judge may in his discretion reserve for the consideration of the Full Court any question of law which may arise upon the trial of any indictment, and, in case the accused person is convicted, may postpone judg ment until such question has been considered and decided, and in the meanwhile may commit the person convicted to prison or take a recognizance of bail, with or without one or more sufficient sureties and in such sum as he may think fit, conditioned to appear at such time or times as he may direct and receive judgment,

(2.) Upon the consideration of the question so reserved, it shall be lawful for the Full Court either to affirm or to quash the conviction, and to make such other orders as may be necessary to give effect to their decision.

Restitution of Property.

80.-(1.) Subject as hereinafter provided, where any person is convicted of an indictable offence, any property found in his possession, or in the possession of any other person for him, may be ordered by the Court to be delivered to the person who appears to the Court to be entitled thereto.

(2.) Where any person is convicted before the Court of having stolen or dishonestly obtained any property and it appears to the Court that the same has been pawned to a pawnbroker or other person, the Court may order the delivery thereof to the person who appears to the Court to be the owner, either on payment or without payment to the pawnbroker or other person of the amount of the loan or any part thereof, as to the Court, according to the conduct of the owner and the pawn broker or other person and the other circumstances of the case, may seem just. If the person in whose favour any such order is made the pays

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money to the pawn broker or other person under such order, and obtains the property, he shall not afterwards question the validity of the pawn; but, save to that extent, no order made under this section shall have any further effect than to change the possession, and no such order shall prejudice any right of property or right of action in respect to property existing or acquired in the goods either before or after the offence was committed.

(3.) Nothing in this section shall prevent any Magistrate or the Court from ordering the return to any person charged with an indictable offence, or to any person named by the Court, of any property found in the possession of the person so charged or in the possession of any other person for him, or of any portion thereof, if the Magistrate or the Court is of opinion that such property or portion thereof can be returned consistently with the interests of justice and with the safe custody or otherwise of the person so charged.

purchaser

o. 35, s. 9

81. Where any person is convicted of larceny or of any Restitution of other offence which includes the stealing of any property, stolen and it appears to the Court that the convicted person has property by sold the stolen property to any person and that the purchaser thereof. had no knowledge that the same was stolen, and any moneys 30 & 31 Viet. have been taken from the convicted person on his appre- hension, it shall be lawful for the Court, on the application of the purchaser and on the restitution of the stolen property to the person injured, to order that, out of such moneys, a sum not exceeding the proceeds of the sale be delivered to the purchaser.

Calendar of Sentences.

Transmis- sion and effect of

calendar of sentences after each

82.-(1.) As soon as conveniently may be after the con- clusion of each session, a copy of the calendar of sentences under the hand of a Judge and the seal of the Court shall be transmitted by the Registrar to the Colonial Secretary.

(2.) A similar copy shall also be transmitted by the Registrar to the Keeper of the Prison who shall record the same, and such calendar shall be a sufficient warrant No.6 of 1873, 1. for receiving and detaining all prisoners named therein, and for carrying into effect all sentences set forth therein, other than sentences of death.

(3.) In the event of the copy of a calendar kept by the Keeper of the Prison being lost or destroyed, a fresh copy, signed and sealed as above mentioned, shall be delivered by the Registrar to the Keeper and shall have the same effect as the copy first given to that officer.

83.-(1.) At the end of each day's sitting of the Court in every session the Registrar shall deliver to the Keeper of the Prison or his deputy a certificate, in the form cou- tained in the First Schedule to this Ordinance, of all sentences passed by the Court during that day.

(2.) Such certificate shall be a sufficient warrant to the Keeper for receiving into his custody all prisoners named therein, and for carrying into effect all sentences described therein, other than sentences of death, until the calendar of sentences for that session is received by him.

Undergoing Sentence, etc.

scssion.

Straits Sett. O rd.

89, 90,

Delivery and effect of

certificate of sentences

after each day's sitting. Ib., 8, 91, 92, First Sche-

dule: Form No. 3.

sentence for

84. Where any person convicted of any felony not. Effect of punishable with death has endured or shall endure the undergoing punishment to which he has been or may be sentenced for felony not the same, the punishment so endured has and shall have punishable the like effects and consequences as a pardon under the with death. Public Seal of the Colony as to the felony whereof the Geo. 4. offender was or may be so convicted: Provided that nothing herein contained, nor the enduring of such punishment, shall prevent or mitigate any punishment to which the offender might otherwise be lawfully sentenced on a sub- sequent conviction for any other felony.

c. 32, s. 3.

documents.

85. When any case has been finally disposed of, the Filing of Attorney General shall deliver to the Registrar all the original original documents in the case which have been transmitted B. G. Ordi- to him by the Magistrate, and such documents shall be filed nance, s. 173. in the Office of the Registrar or otherwise dealt with as the Court may direct.

PART V.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. Ownership of Property.

86.-(1.) Where, in any document in any proceeding Mode of under this Ordinance, it is necessary to state the owner- stating ship of any property which belongs to or is in the posses- ownership of

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property of partners, etc.

B. G. Ordi- nance, 8. 200.

See 7 Geo. 4,

c. 64, 8. 14.

Mode of stating ownership of church, etc.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 201.

Mode of stating

property.

7 Geo. 4,

e. 84, 88, 15, 16.

sion of more than one person, it shall be sufficient to name one of such persons, and to state such property to belong to the person so named and another or others, as the case may be.

(2.) Where, in any such document, it is necessary to mention, for any purpose whatsoever, any partners or other joint owners or possessors, it shall be sufficient to describe them in manner aforesaid.

(3.) The provisions of this section shall be construed to extend to all joint stock companies and associations, societies, and trustees.

87. Where, in any document in any proceeding under this Ordinance, it is necessary to state the ownership of any church, chapel, or building set apart for religious worship, or of anything belonging to or being in the same, it shall be sufficient to state that such church, chapel, or building, or such thing is the property of the clergyman, or of the officiating minister, or of the church body or of the church- wardens of such church, chapel, or building, without its being necessary to name him or them.

88. Where, in any document in any proceeding under this Ordinance, it is necessary to state the ownership of any ownership of work or building made, erected, or maintained, either in public

whole or in part, at the expense of the Government of the Colony, or of any city, town, or village thereof, or of any- thing belonging to or being in or used in relation to the same, or of anything provided for the use of the poor or of any public institution or establishment, or of any materials or tools provided or used for making, altering, or repairing any such work or building or any public road or highway, or of any other property whatsoever of such Government as aforesaid, it shall be sufficient to state that such property is the property of the Government of the Colony, or of the city, town, or village, as the case may be, without naming any of such inhabitants.

Criminal remedies of married

woman

against her husband and

others in respect of property.

45 & 46 Vict. c. 75, s. 12.

Criminal liability of wife to busband.

45 & 46 Vict.

c. 75, s. 16.

Summary

89.-(1.) Every married woman, whether married before or after the commencement of this Ordinance, shall have in her own name against all persons whatsoever, including her husband (subject as regards her husband to the proviso hereinafter contained) the same remedies and redress, by way of criminal proceedings, for the protection and security of her own separate property as if such property belonged to her as an unmarried woraan.

(2.) In any indictment or other proceeding under this section, it shall be sufficient to allege the property to which the indictment or other proceeding relates to be the pro- perty of the married women, and in any proceeding under this section a husband or wife shall be competent to give evidence against each other, any statute or rule of law to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided that no proceeding shall be taken by any wife against her husband by virtue of this section, while they are living together, as to or con- cerning any property claimed by her, or, while they are living apart, as to or concerning any act done by the hus- band, while they were living together, concerning property claimed by the wife, unless such property has been wrong- fully taken by the husband when leaving or deserting, or about to leave or desert, his wife.

90. A wife who does any act with respect to any pro- perty of her husband, which, if done by the husband with respect to property of the wife, would make the husband liable to criminal proceedings by the wife under the last preceding section, shall in like manner be liable to criminal proceedings by her husband.

Apprehension of Offenders.

91.-(1.) Any person who is found committing any in- apprehension dictable offence may be apprehended by any person what-

soever, without warrant.

of offender in certain cases.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 205.

(2.) Any person whatsoever may, without warrant, arrest any person on a charge of having committed an indictable offence, if such an offence has actually been committed or if the person arrested is being pursued by hue and cry, but not otherwise.

(3.) Any person to whom any property is offered to be sold, pawned, or delivered, and who has reasonable ground 10 suspect that any indictable offence has been or is about to be committed on or with respect to such property, may, and, if he can, shall, without warrant, apprehend the person offering the same and take possession of the property so offered,

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(4.) Every person who finds any person in possession of any property which be, on reasonable grounds, suspects to have been obtained by means of an indictable offence, may arrest such last-mentioned person without warrant, and take possession of the property.

(5.) Every person who arrests any person under any of the provisions herein contained shall (if the person making the arrest is not himself a peace officer) deliver the person and the property, if any, taken possession of by him, so arrested to some police or other constable, in order to his being conveyed as soon as reasonably may be before a Magistrate, to be by him dealt with according to law, or himself convey him before a Magistrate as soon as reason- ably may be for that purpose.

(6.) Nothing in this section shall affect the powers of apprehension conferred upon constables or other persons by any other statute for the time being in force.

Seizure of Property.

92. Any Magistrate or the Court may order the seizure Seizure of of any property which there is reason to believe has been property the obtained by, or is the proceeds of, any indictable offence, indictable

proceeds of or into which the proceeds of any indictable offence have offence. been converted, and may direct that the same shall be kept B. G. Ord!- or sold, and that the same, or the proceeds thereof, if sold, nance, u. 10. shall be held as he or it directs, until some person estab- lishes, to his or its satisfaction, a right thereto. If no person establishes such a right within twelve months from the seizure, such property, or the proceeds thereof, shall become vested in the Colonial Treasurer for the public use of the Colony, and shall be disposed of accordingly.

intended to

93. Any Magistrate or the Court may order the seizure Seizure of of any instruments, materials, or things which there is things reason to believe are provided or prepared, or being prepared, be used in with a view to the commission of any indictable offence, commission and may direct the same to be held and dealt with in the of indictable same manner as property seized under the last preceding

                        offence. section.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 211,

94. An order made under either of the last two preceding Enforcement sections may be enforced by a search warrant.

of order of seizure.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 213,

95. If, on the apprehension of any person charged with Report of an indictable offence, any property is taken from him, a property

                     found upon report shall be made by the Police to the Magistrate or the Court of the fact of such property having been taken from apprehended.

                        person such person and of the particulars of such property.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 213.

96. If, on the apprehension of any person charged with an Application of indictable offence, any money is taken from him, the Court money found may, in its discretion, in case of the conviction of such upon person

apprehended. person, order such money or any part thereof, to be applied B. G. Oral- to the payment of any costs, or costs and compensation, nance, .214. directed to be paid by such person,

Probation of First Offenders.

offender on

c. 25, a. 1.

97.--(1.) Where any person is convicted of larceny, or Power to the of embezzlement, or of obtaining anything by false pre- Court to tences, or of any other indictable offence punishable with release first not more than two years' imprisonment and no previous probation of conviction is proved against him, if it appears to the good conduct. Court that, regard being had to the youth, character, or 50 & 51 Vict. antecedents of the offender, to the trivial nature of the offence, or to any extenuating circumstances under which the offence was committed, it is expedient that the offender be released on probation of good conduct, the Court may, instead of sentencing him at once to any punishment, direct that he be released on his entering into a recognizance, with or without a surety or sureties, and during such period as the Court may direct, to appear for sentence when called upon, and in the meantime to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

(2.) In any case the Court may, if it thinks fit, order the offender to pay such compensation, not exceeding fifty dollars, and such costs of the proceedings, or either of them, as the Court may think reasonable, and such compensation shall be payable to such person as the Court may direct.

98.-(1.) If, in any such case, any Magistrate or the Procedure in Court is satisfied, by an information in writing and upon case of eath, that the offender has failed to observe any of the offender

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failing to observe conditions of his

recognizance.

50 & 51 Vict. c. 25, s. 2.

Conditions as

to abode of

conditions of his recognizance, such Magistrate or the Court may issue a warrant for his apprehension.

(2.) An offender, when apprehended on any such warrant, shall, if not brought forthwith before the Court, be brought before a Magistrate, and the Court or Magistrate may either remand him, by warrant, until the time at which he was required by his recognizance to appear for sentence or until the next session of the Court, or may direct him to be released upon his entering into a recognizance, with or without a surety or sureties, conditioned for his appearance

to receive sentence.

(3.) An offender, when remanded on any such warrant, may be committed to prison, and the warrant of remand shall order that he be brought before the Court to be dealt with according to law.

99. The Court, before directing the release of an of fender under section 97, shall be satisfied that the sureties, offender, etc. if any, have fixed places of abode or regular occupation in

the Colony.

50 & 51 Vict. 0. 25, s. 3.

B. G. Ordf- nance, 8. 220. See 7 Geo. 4, c. 64, s. 31,

Enforcing Recognizance.

Preparation of 100.-(1.) The Registrar shall, before the close of the list of persons last day's sitting of the Court on each occasion of its session, making make out a list of all persons bound by recognizance to default on recognizance. appear or to do any other thing, or who have been bound for the appearance of any other person or for his doing any other thing, at the said session of the Court, and who have made default, or whose principal, or other person for whom they are so bound, has made default to appear or to do such other thing at the said session of the Court; and the Registrar shall, if he is able to do so, state the cause why such default has been made.

Issue of writ

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 221.

(2.) The list so made out shall be examined, and, if necessary, corrected, and signed by the Judge, and shall be delivered by the Registrar to the Bailiff.

101. A writ of execution shall be issued from the Office of execution. of the Registrar against every such person who is liable on a recognizance in respect of any such default, and shall be delivered to the Bailiff; and such writ shall be the author- ity of the Bailiff for levying and recovering such forfeited recognizance on the real and personal property of such per- son, and for taking into custody the body of such person, in case sufficient real or personal property is not found whereon levy may be made.

default where

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 222.

Apprehension 102. Every person who is arrested under the provisions and detention of the last preceding section shall be committed to prison of person

and be there kept until the next session of the Court, there making to abide the decision of the Court, unless in the meantime recognizance the forfeited recognizance, or a sum of money in lieu or is unsatisfied. satisfaction thereof, is paid, together with all costs aud ex- penses in consequence of his arrest and detention: Pro- vided that if any person so arrested and imprisoned gives to the Bailiff good and sufficient bail for his appearance at the next session of the Court, to abide the decision of the Court, and for the payment of the forfeited recognizance or of a sum of money in lieu or satisfaction thereof, toge- ther with such costs as may be awarded by the Court, then it shall be lawful for the Bailiff, and he is hereby required, forthwith to cause such person to be discharged out of custody.

of the Court.

Failure of 103. If such person fails to appear at the next session such person

of the Court in pursuance of his undertaking in that behalf, when released the Court may order that a writ of execution be issued to appear at

from the Office of the Registrar against the surety or next session

sureties of the person so bound as aforesaid, and such writ shall be delivered to the Bailiff, who shall proceed as therein directed: Provided that the Court may, in its dis- cretion, order the discharge of the whole or any part of the forfeited recognizance, or of the sum of money paid or to be paid in lieu or satisfaction thereof.

B. G. Ordi- nance, s. 223.

Proceedings

fined by the

Fines, Forfeitures, and Contempts.

104.--(1.) The Bailiff shall, without further warrant against person or authority, arrest and detain in custody in a Prison any

whom person upon

any fine has been imposed by the Court, or by whom any forfeiture has been incurred and who is adjudged to pay the same by the Court, until the fine or forfeiture imposed on or incurred by him is paid and satis-

Court.

B. G. 0:ul- Juice, 8, 224.

=

0

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Repeal of rules and orders.

No. 3 of 1863. r. 33.

Existing proceedings.

Brafted

113. All rules and orders of the Court which are incon- sistent with the provisions of this Ordinance shall and the same are hereby declared to be of no force or effect whatso-

ever.

114. Any proceeding relating to an indictable offence made or taken before the commencement of this Ordinance shall be proceeded with in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance, so far as the same are not inapplicable thereto.

Section 19.

No. 2 of 1869, B. 5,

The

day of

1

.

SCHEDULES.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE.

FORMS.

Form No. 1.

Indictment.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

At the Ordinary Criminal Session of the Supreme Court holden at Victoria for the month of

"

1 [or, in case of a Special Session, At the Special Criminal Session of the Supreme Court holden at Victoria on the

day of

1 ,] the Court is informed by the Attorney General, on behalf of Our Lady the Queen, that A.B., on the day of

in this Colony, three

1

>

at

pairs of shoes and one waistcoat, the property of C.D., feloniously did steal, take, and carry away.

(Signed.)

Attorney General.

And if there are more counts than one, then the second and every subsequent count, if any, may, with the necessary additions and modifications, be in the following form :-

And also that the said A.B., on the

1

at

day of in this Colony, three pairs of shoes and one waistcoat, the property of C.D., before then feloniously stolen, taken, and carried away, feloniously did receive and have, he, the said A.B., at the time when he so received the said three pairs of shoes and the said waistcoat as afore- said then well knowing the same to have been felo- niously stolen, taken, and carried away.

Section 30,

No. 3 of 1865, Sch. B.

To A.B.

Form No. 2.

Notice of Trial of Indictment.

on

TAKE notice that you will be tried on this indictment [ the indictment whereof this is a true copy] at the Criminal Session of the Supreme Court, to be holden at Victoria, in and for the Colony of Hongkong, on the day of

1

(Signed.)

Registrar.

Section 83.

To the

Form No. 3.

Certificate of Sentences.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

This is to certify that the undermentioned persons were sen tenced this day to undergo the undermentioned punishments, namely,-

A.B., six months' imprisonment with hard labour.

C.D., two years' imprisonment with hard labour. Dated this

day of

1

(Signed.)

Registrar.

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THE SECOND SCHEDULE.

TABLE OF ENACTMENTS REPEALED.

Section 112.

Number and Year of Ordinance.

Extent

Title or Short Title and Date of Ordinance.

of

Repeal.

No. 3 of 1856.

The whole.

No. 3 of 1865.

No. 2 of 1869.

No. 5 of 1872.

No. 23 of 1882.

No. 8 of 1881.

No. 2 of 1889,

No. 20 of 1896,

An Ordinance to declare certain Acts of the Imperial Parliament to be in force in the Colony of Hongkong. [29th January, 1856.]

The Criminal Law Procedure Ordinance, 1865.

[2nd June, 1865.]

An Ordinance to make further provision in relation to Criminal Law and Procedure. [24th September, 1869.]

An Ordinance to further amend the Law relating to Criminal Procedure. [16th May, 1872.]

An Ordinance entitled "The Criminal Pro- cedure Ordinance, 1882." [19th Decem- ber, 1882.]

An Ordinance entitled The Criminal Proce

dure Amendment Ordinance, 1884. [10th April, 1884.]

The whole.

The whole.

The whole.

The whole.

The whole.

The Evidence Consolidation Ordinance, 1889. Section

[18th January, 1889.]

18.

The Pawnbrokers Compensation Ordinance, So far as

1896.

relates to the Supreme Court.

Objects and Reasons.

$

The procedure of the superior courts in England in rela- tion to indictable offences which was originally part of the common law has, in the course of the present century, been largely modified by statutory enactments. The principal of these enactments of general operation which are now in force are as follows:-

7 Geo. 4, c. 64.

7 and 8 Geo. 4, c. 28.

9 and 10 Vict. c. 24. 11 and 12 Viet. c. 46.

14 and 15 Viet. c. 19. 14 and 15 Vict. e. 100. 30 and 31 Vict. c. 35.

:

46 and 47 Vict. c. 38.

50 and 51 Vict. c. 25.

2. By the operation of section 7 of the Supreme Court No. 12 of 1873 Ordinance, 1873, which declares that such of the laws of England as existed when the Colony obtained a local legis- lature, that is to say, on the 5th day of April, 1843, shall be in force in the Colony, except so far as they are inapplicable to local circumstances, the first two of the above-mentioned Acts have effect in the Courts of the Colony. The greater num- ber of the provisions of the remaining Acts have been adopted by the local legislature by means of the Ordinances mentioned in the Second Schedule to the Bill and especially Ordinances Nos. 3 of 1865, 2 of 1869, and 5 of 1872.

3. It will be seen from an examination of the Schedule just referred to that the local law of criminal procedure is scattered over a considerable number of Ordinances, and it has been thought that it would be convenient to those con- cerned in the administration of this branch of the law that these Ordinances should be consolidated, with such amend- ments as may be deemed requisite, and that advantage should at the same time be taken of the opportunity to introduce any Imperial enactments which, although applic-

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No. 12 of 1878.

able to the circumstances of the Colony, have, not yet found a place on its statute book. In short, the object aimed at has been to present a complete body of statute law on this important subject, whether the provisions of that law are operative by virtue of the euactment referred to in para. 2, or have been expressly enacted in the Colony, or are drawn from new sources.

4. In carrying out this design, the provisions of the local Ordinances have been reproduced with, for the most part, only immaterial verbal changes, and the same may also be said of the Imperial enactments which have been embodied.

5. Those parts of the Bill which are not to be found in local Ordinances or in express terms in Imperial Acts are principally drawn from an Ordinance passed in 1891 by the legislature of British Guiana and shortly entitled the In- dictable Offences (Procedure) Ordinance, 1891. This Ordinance was only passed into law after the Bill on which it was founded had undergone much consideration at the hands of Judges, Magistrates, and others concerned in its future administration, and it was approved of by the Secretary of State without amendment. Besides incorporating the ex- press provisions of existing English or local statute law on the subject of criminal procedure, this Ordinance contained var- ious enactments taken from the Criminal Code (Indictable Offences) Bill which passed a second reading in the House of Commons in the session of 1878, and was afterwards referred to and settled by a Royal Commission composed of Lord BLACKBURN, Mr. Justice LUSH, Mr. Justice BARRY, and Mr. Justice STEPHEN. Unfortunately, Parliament has not found the time, or perhaps the inclination, to pass the measure, or one of a similar kind, into law.

6. It does not seem necessary to refer in detail to more than a few of the provisions of the Bill.

7. Clause 6 is intended to assign the duty of bringing prisoners before the Court for trial and the responsibility for their custody to the Keeper of the Prison in which they are confined. At present it seems difficult to ascertain to whom this duty and responsibility attach.

8. Clauses 7 and 9 are intended to regulate the delivery of gaols. At present although the Supreme Court is a Court of Gaol Delivery-see section 9 of the Supreme Court Ordin- ance, 1873-it has not apparently been customary for it to discharge this function.

9. It is proposed to substitute the term "indictment" for the term "information." In England an indictment is really a presentment by a grand jury, but it is not called a "pre- sentment" on that account. So the fact that the Court is "informed" by the Attorney General as to the commission of the offence does not appear to be a sufficient reason for our abstaining from using the term "indictment," which, it is believed, is of almost universal use in English-speaking countries.

10. Clauses 94-96 relating to the probation of first of- fenders are adapted from 50 and 51 Vict. c. 25-an Act which is said to have worked very well in the Mother Country.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 69.

It is hereby notified that Her Majesty has not been advised to exercise her power of disallowance with respect to the following Ordinances:

Ordinance No. 13 of 1898, entitled-An Ordinance authorising the imposition of fees for the

issue, by the Government of Hongkong, of certain certificates to certain Chinese desirous of proceeding to the United States of America.

Ordinance No. 29 of 1898, entitled--An Ordinance for the Naturalization of one UN CHUNG

Wo alias UN OI U alias UN HI alias UN KWOK HI.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1899.

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART,

Colonial Secretary.

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No. 12 of 1878.

able to the circumstances of the Colony, have, not yet found a place on its statute book. In short, the object aimed at has been to present a complete body of statute law on this important subject, whether the provisions of that law are operative by virtue of the euactment referred to in para. 2, or have been expressly enacted in the Colony, or are drawn from new sources.

4. In carrying out this design, the provisions of the local Ordinances have been reproduced with, for the most part, only immaterial verbal changes, and the same may also be said of the Imperial enactments which have been embodied.

5. Those parts of the Bill which are not to be found in local Ordinances or in express terms in Imperial Acts are principally drawn from an Ordinance passed in 1891 by the legislature of British Guiana and shortly entitled the In- dictable Offences (Procedure) Ordinance, 1891. This Ordinance was only passed into law after the Bill on which it was founded had undergone much consideration at the hands of Judges, Magistrates, and others concerned in its future administration, and it was approved of by the Secretary of State without amendment. Besides incorporating the ex- press provisions of existing English or local statute law on the subject of criminal procedure, this Ordinance contained var- ious enactments taken from the Criminal Code (Indictable Offences) Bill which passed a second reading in the House of Commons in the session of 1878, and was afterwards referred to and settled by a Royal Commission composed of Lord BLACKBURN, Mr. Justice LUSH, Mr. Justice BARRY, and Mr. Justice STEPHEN. Unfortunately, Parliament has not found the time, or perhaps the inclination, to pass the measure, or one of a similar kind, into law.

6. It does not seem necessary to refer in detail to more than a few of the provisions of the Bill.

7. Clause 6 is intended to assign the duty of bringing prisoners before the Court for trial and the responsibility for their custody to the Keeper of the Prison in which they are confined. At present it seems difficult to ascertain to whom this duty and responsibility attach.

8. Clauses 7 and 9 are intended to regulate the delivery of gaols. At present although the Supreme Court is a Court of Gaol Delivery-see section 9 of the Supreme Court Ordin- ance, 1873-it has not apparently been customary for it to discharge this function.

9. It is proposed to substitute the term "indictment" for the term "information." In England an indictment is really a presentment by a grand jury, but it is not called a "pre- sentment" on that account. So the fact that the Court is "informed" by the Attorney General as to the commission of the offence does not appear to be a sufficient reason for our abstaining from using the term "indictment," which, it is believed, is of almost universal use in English-speaking countries.

10. Clauses 94-96 relating to the probation of first of- fenders are adapted from 50 and 51 Vict. c. 25-an Act which is said to have worked very well in the Mother Country.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 69.

It is hereby notified that Her Majesty has not been advised to exercise her power of disallowance with respect to the following Ordinances:

Ordinance No. 13 of 1898, entitled-An Ordinance authorising the imposition of fees for the

issue, by the Government of Hongkong, of certain certificates to certain Chinese desirous of proceeding to the United States of America.

Ordinance No. 29 of 1898, entitled--An Ordinance for the Naturalization of one UN CHUNG

Wo alias UN OI U alias UN HI alias UN KWOK HI.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 9th February, 1899.

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART,

Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899. 221

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 70.

    The following Report of the Head Master of Queen's College for the Year 1898, which was laid before the Legislative Council this day, is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February. 1899.

No. 10.

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART. Colonial Secretary.

QUEEN'S COLLEGE, HONGKONG, 21st January, 1899. SIR,I have the honour to forward the Annual Report on this College for the year 1898. 1. The total number on the roll for the year 1898 was 1,344, or 132 in excess of the previous year. The largest numbers present in any one month were 1,014 in February and 1.007 in March, as against 961 and 953 in 1897. The largest attendance on one day was 991, while in 1897 it was 911. 2. In spite of thus raising our number of seats from 924 to 1,014, we were obliged to turn away over 120 boys. I therefore reported to the Government that the demand for admission exceeded the accommodation, and recommended an increase in the rate of Fees from 1st April. His Excellency the Acting Governor, on the advice of the Governing Body, approved; and Government Notification 103 was accordingly published.

    3. The attendance from the end of March onwards was seriously affected by the Plague, so that it is not possible to make a reliable report on the effect of raising the Fees. I am, however, of opinion that not more than a dozen boys left on the latter account. Over 100 boys returned in September, cheerfully paying arrears, which varied from $12 to $18; and 148 new boys were admitted, the largest number ever enrolled in the last quarter of the year; both which facts may be taken as indi- cations that the Chinese recognise the increased rate as reasonable.

    4. The total amount of Fees was $21,593, which is an increase of $8,138 upon the previous year's revenue from this source, and more than double the collection in 1896. Owing to a reduction of $1,200 in the Crown Agents' Account, the cost of the College to the Government was $16,303 or $9,320 less than in 1897.

5. The following Table will illustrate the varying fortunes of the College, during the last five years :-

Number of Scolars.

Number of School Days.

Monthly Enrolment.

Average Daily Attendance.

School Fees.

Actual Nett Expenditure.

Maximum. Minimum.

Average Ex- pense

of ench

Scholar for Average Daily Attendance.

1894

1048

222

881

85

545

? $11,562

$25,752.00

$47.22

1895

1024

233

788

577

547

12,667

28,431.50

43.61

1896

988

235

*

677

489

521

9,948

27,541.15

52.86

1897

1212

230

961

531

825

1898

1344

235

1,014

669

753

13,460 21,593

25,623.52

31.06

16,303.91

21.65

    6. In my last Report, I stated that my suggestion for the appointment of 4 Senior and 4 Junior Assistant Masters, instead of 6 Assistant Masters had been approved; but that we should have to await a further vacancy amongst the Senior Assistant Masters before the full, number of 8 Assistant Masters could be attained. In view, however, of the increased attendance and ampler revenue, it has been decided to appoint a Third Junior Assistant Master at once.

7. Owing to various Departmental economies ($1,953), the total extra increase in the Estimated Expenditure for 1899, due to these changes is $2,207; at which extra cost, the College has the benefit of two additional English Masters and a Native Mathematical Master. A further reduction of at least $1,272 will be effected when, in accordance with the approved scheme, it shall be found practicable to transfer to other departments one Senior English Assistant Master and two Senior Chinese Assistants. This will leave at the most $935, as the final actual extra expenditure, incurred by these changes.

    8. Mr. E. RALPHS was appointed on 23rd March, and Mr. B. JAMES, B.A, of Merton College, Oxford, arrived on the last day of September. These gentlemen are the two Junior Assistant Masters selected, in lieu of appointing one Senior Assistant Master to the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. JAMESON, in September, 1897.

    9. On the 1st March, Mr. U HANG-KAM, A.A., distinguished in Mathematics at the Oxford Senior Local Examination 1895, was appointed Native Mathematical Master on probation, till the end of the year. He discharged his duties most satisfactorily, and was confirmed in the post from the 1st January. The advantages, expected to be derived by placing English and Senior Chinese Masters in charge of lower classes, for a short time daily, have been realised; and in a year or two, great improve- ment in intelligence and acquaintance with English should be perceptible.

10. Mr. JONES has been seconded to the Supreme Court, throughout the year. Mr. MACHELL went on twelve months' leave after six years' service and nearly a dozen years' continuous residence in the Colony. Mr. HANKEY, who was acting for Mr. JONES, left for Australia on 1st July. Mr. Li UT, tenth Chinese Assistant, died of small-pox in January last.

Class.

222 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

    11. The Oxford Local results this year show considerable improvement, there being 59% passes instead of 18%. Ten certificates in all were obtained; 4 Senior, 3 Junior and 3 Preliminary. The non-Chinese passes are highly creditable. C. B. HAYWARD obtained distinction in English, in the Junior Local Examination, being bracketed 7th out of a list of 63 so honoured in all England.

    12. Through the kind services of the Inspector of Schools, the declaration of poverty, imposed in 1892, as a condition for competing for Free Education at this College, was removed. Candidates must be scholars at the Government Anglo-Chinese District Schools. Eight boys offered themselves last February, but none qualified; the elementary work being far too weak. Now that the Scholarships competition is restored, it is to be hoped that, as in former years, it will prove a stimulus to aiming at a higher standard in the District Schools; and that as a consequence, boys from these Schools may on admission to Queen's College be found fit for higher classes than the Preparatory School. The removal of this restiction was, I believe, the last act, in connexion with Education, performed by the ex-Governor, Sir WILLIAM ROBINSON, G.C M.G.; and it will be highly appreciated by the Chinese; as in the ten years when these Scholarships were opened the Free Scholars often highly distinguished them- selves, and all of them obtained respectable situations, which, without Free Education, would in most cases have been beyond their attainment.

13. In June, His Excellency General BLACK, C.B., as Acting Governor, honoured us with a personal inspection of the work at the College. We were the more gratified with this mark of friendly interest, as it is ten years since we were similarly favoured.

    14. We are much indebted to the Honourable Director of Public Works, for several improvements. The loop-holed wall overlooking the premises from Bridges Street has been made solid, thus putting an end to a long continued series of nuisances and interruptions. A spiked bar was placed over the gate leading to the playground, to prevent incursions from street ragamuffins. The Store-room was removed elsewhere, and the partition between its former site and a small class-room having been removed, an additional large room of 60 seats was provided, increasing the accommodation by 24 seats, with a possible annual gain of $576 in Fees..

    15. This institution has recently provided several Native Masters for Schools in Borneo and the empires of China and Japan. At Yokohama, I had the opportunity of paying a visit to the Tung Man School under the charge of two of our former Pupil-teachers. I found adinirable discipline and excellent progress made in the six months, since the opening of the School.

    16. In accordance with instructions from the Governing Body, I examined the Lower and Prepa- ratory Schools of this College; the Upper School being reported upon by Independent Examiners. The result is as follows :-457 boys, or 83 % passed, out of 550 examined.

332 boys examined, 249 or 75% passed.

208 96

Lower School.... Preparatory School .... 218.

19

""

19

    The work of the Preparatory School is excellent as usual, requiring only the last quarter of the year for its preparation. The weakness of the Lower School may be attributed to the fact, that the prevalence of the plague rendered necessary a repetition of the course of enforced promotions the detrimental effect of which in 1897 was referred to in my last Report. I am at a loss, however, to account for the obtrusive collapse of the Lower School in the important subject Arithmetic, the per- centages in which are far inferior to those obtained in Grammar, Geography, Composition and English Conversation; while the results in Reading, Dictation and Translations from and into Chinese are up to the ordinary average. Under the circumstances I refrain from commenting in detail on the indivi- dual subjects, leaving the figures in the adjoining Tables to speak for themselves. I should, however, fail in my duty, if I abstained from bearing testimony to the excellent steady work of masters and boys throughout the year, in the face of discouraging circumstances.

TABLE I.-TOTAL NUMBER OF PASSES IN EACH SUBJECT.

1

Total number

examined.

Total number

passed.

Colloquial.

Reading.

Arithmetic.

IV

A.,

55

43

34

54

9

40

B.,

46

31

17

45

10

25

V

52

39

25

51

27

46

A.,

B.,

33

24

11

29

3

27

C.,

31

29

14

31

9

31

VI

A.,

46

36

25

45

21

37

B.,

35

21

6

35

15

16

C.,

34

VII

A.,

56

B

33

"

C.,

31

VIII A.,

45

B.,

27

C.,

26

NNANGUN

26

16

32

11

29

55

55

52

55

33

33

30

32

25

27

23

18

44

44

44

39

26

25

26

23

25

26

21

25

GRONOMANON~I~2

ARONENE262-***

40

49

36

41

24

36

31

32

21

33

29

19

39

35

32

25

31

36

27

15

16

11

11

25

30

29

21

16

18

28

33

39

34

27

20

...

19

25

18

11

12

...

27

25

17

11

11

46

50

44

27

32

26

23

17

16

...

31

39

44

22

24

27

19

14

26

Dictation.

Translation

E. to C.

Translation

C. to E.

Grammar.

Geography.

Map-drawing.

Composition.

January, February,

March,

April,

May,

June,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899. 223

TABLE II-PERCENTAGE OF PASSES IN EACH SUBJECT.

Class.

Total number

examined.

Total percentage passed.

Colloquial.

Reading.

Arithmetic.

Dictation.

Translation

E. to C.

Translation

C. to E.

Grammar.

Geography.

Map-drawing.

Composition.

IV

A

55

>

B.,

46

......

V

A.,

52

B.,

33

C.,

31

VI

A.,

46

B.,

35

C.,

34

VII

A.,

56

B.,

33

100

C.,

31

VIII A.,

45

98

B.,

27

96

C.,

26

96

PERR?POR?ka

62.

98

16

37

98

22

48

98

52

33

88

9

2*8%

72

72

89

65

75

44

54

67

70

46

72

63

88

83

74

63

48

60

90

50

48

33

33

45

100

29

100

97

90

68

52

58

54

98

46

80

85

95

59

43

60

17

100

43

46

57

76

52

32

34

76

47

94

32

$5

79

74

50

32

32

98

93

98

87

94

79

100

91

97

84

100

79

87

74

58

82

61

52

Writing.ONVER

65

41

ΤΟ

75

90

98

98

87

77

95

92

96

85

81

89

100

81

96

90

67

98

100 100

17. The usual Tables of Statistics are annexed.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

GEO. H. BATESON WRIGHT, D.D., Oxon.,

Head Master.

Honourable T. SERCOMBE SMITH, LL.B.,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

1898.

QUEEN'S COLLEGE.

Month.

Number of Scholars.

Number

of

Attendances.

Number of School days.

Average Daily Attendance.

Remarks.

July,.

August,

September,

October,

November,

December,

Total,...........................

808

7,656

10

766

1,014

12,518

13

963

1,007

25,032

27

927

883

11,970

16

748

714

13,858

24

577

669

14,354

25

574

708

14,629

22

665

687

4,676

7

668

868

13,057

16

816

860

21,153

26

814

844

20,475

26

786

817

17,489

23

760

176,867

235

Total Number of ATTENDANCES during 1898,

176,867

Number of SCHOOL DAYS during 1898,

235

Average DAILY ATTENDANCE during 1898,

758

Total Number of SCHOLARS at this Schcol during 1898,

1,344

224

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

AVERAGE EXPENSE OF EACH SCHOLAR AT QUEEN'S College during 1898.

Expenditure,-

Cash Book,

Do., Crown Agents,

Exchange Compensation,

Do.,

Adjustment of Exchange,

Deduct,-

School Fees,

Sale of Books,

Refund,

Total Expense of the College,

Average Expense of each Scholar--

Per Number on Roll,

Per Average Daily Attendance,

.$29,648.81

5,142.90

2,483.29

713.32

$37,988.32

.$21,598.00

85.72

.69

$21,684.41

.$16,303.91

$12.13

21.65

GEO. H. BATESON WRIGHT, D.D., Oxon., Head Master.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 71.

   The following Report of the Superintendent of Victoria Gaol for the Year 1898, which was laid before the Legislative Council this day, is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1899.

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART, Colonial Secretary.

No. 1

VICTORIA GAOL, HONGKONG, 24th January, 1899.

SIR,-I have the honour to submit for the information of H.E. the Governor the following report. on the Victoria Gaol for the year 1898.

The usual returns are appended.

2. The number of prisoners admitted to the Gaol during the past year under sentence of the ordinary Courts was 4,976, besides 69 soldiers and sailors sentenced by Courts Martial. There were 51 persons imprisoned for debt and 331 in default of finding security, making a total of 5,427. Of these, 760 were old offenders, including 13 juveniles who were merely sent to the Gaol to be whipped by order of the Magistrate, and were detained pending the infliction of the whipping, leaving a total of 747 old offenders who actually underwent imprisonment.

There were altogether 69 juveniles sent to the Gaol merely to be whipped and arrangements have now been made with the sanction of the Governor by which such juveniles are whipped imme- diately on reception in the outer court of the Gaol. They do not now enter the Gaol nor are they detained beyond the time actually necessary for whipping.

The corresponding numbers for the preceding year were respectively as follows:-

Convicted by the ordinary Courts 4,711, by Courts Martial 48, Debtors 54, in default of

finding security 263; total 5,076, including 606 old offenders.

3. The daily average number of prisoners confined in the Gaol during the year was 511, as com- pared with 462 for 1897.

224

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

AVERAGE EXPENSE OF EACH SCHOLAR AT QUEEN'S College during 1898.

Expenditure,-

Cash Book,

Do., Crown Agents,

Exchange Compensation,

Do.,

Adjustment of Exchange,

Deduct,-

School Fees,

Sale of Books,

Refund,

Total Expense of the College,

Average Expense of each Scholar--

Per Number on Roll,

Per Average Daily Attendance,

.$29,648.81

5,142.90

2,483.29

713.32

$37,988.32

.$21,598.00

85.72

.69

$21,684.41

.$16,303.91

$12.13

21.65

GEO. H. BATESON WRIGHT, D.D., Oxon., Head Master.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 71.

   The following Report of the Superintendent of Victoria Gaol for the Year 1898, which was laid before the Legislative Council this day, is published.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th February, 1899.

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART, Colonial Secretary.

No. 1

VICTORIA GAOL, HONGKONG, 24th January, 1899.

SIR,-I have the honour to submit for the information of H.E. the Governor the following report. on the Victoria Gaol for the year 1898.

The usual returns are appended.

2. The number of prisoners admitted to the Gaol during the past year under sentence of the ordinary Courts was 4,976, besides 69 soldiers and sailors sentenced by Courts Martial. There were 51 persons imprisoned for debt and 331 in default of finding security, making a total of 5,427. Of these, 760 were old offenders, including 13 juveniles who were merely sent to the Gaol to be whipped by order of the Magistrate, and were detained pending the infliction of the whipping, leaving a total of 747 old offenders who actually underwent imprisonment.

There were altogether 69 juveniles sent to the Gaol merely to be whipped and arrangements have now been made with the sanction of the Governor by which such juveniles are whipped imme- diately on reception in the outer court of the Gaol. They do not now enter the Gaol nor are they detained beyond the time actually necessary for whipping.

The corresponding numbers for the preceding year were respectively as follows:-

Convicted by the ordinary Courts 4,711, by Courts Martial 48, Debtors 54, in default of

finding security 263; total 5,076, including 606 old offenders.

3. The daily average number of prisoners confined in the Gaol during the year was 511, as com- pared with 462 for 1897.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899. 225

4. The number of prisoners committed to the Gaol for offences not of a criminal nature was 1,837, made up as follows:-

Committed under the Prepared Opium Ordinance,............ 505

Market Ordinance,

Vehicle Ordinance,

Sanitary Bye-laws,

Harbour Regulations,

For Trespass.....

For Drunkenness,

For Disorderly Conduct,

.....

210

39

............ 286

92

34

.....158

.......... 513

5. The following table, which I insert for the first time, shows the number of prisoners who were committed to Gaol without the option of a fine, and in default of payment of fines.

The period of detention of those who paid their fines after reception in the Gaol was from one to three days.

Number of Prisoners admitted to Gaol during each of the last three years under sentence of imprisonment with and without the option of a fine, and the number of those who obtained their release by paying their fines after reception in Gaol.

Imprisonment in default of paying fine.

Imprisonment with-

Year.

Total.

out the option of

a fine.

Total.

Served the Imprisonment.

Paid fine after recep-

ception into Gaol.

1896, 1897,

5,582

2,029

3,553

1,928

1,425

5,076

1,968

3,108

1,697

1,411

1898,

......

5,427

1,852

3,575

1,815

1,760

     With a view to decreasing the number of prisoners confined in Gaol in default of payment of fines, I have suggested legislation such as has recently been introduced at home, allowing part pay- ment of a fine to be equivalent to serving a proportionate part of the sentence of imprisonment in default.

     6. There were 4,038 reports made by Prison Officers against prisoners for offences against Prison discipline, as compared with 2,619 reports for the previous year.

A proportion of the increase is directly due to the increased population of the Gaol in 1898, and I attribute the remainder of the increased reports to the following conditions which rendered difficult the enforcement of strict discipline :-

(a) The location of a larger number of prisoners in Association while the work of sub-divid

ing the cells, which is referred to in paragraph S, was in progress.

(6) The interruption of the regular routine of labour by this and other structural improve-

ments on a large scale that have been carried out during the year.

64

(c) The numerous changes in the Indian Gaol staff to which I have adverted in C.S.O. 1847.

Discipline cannot be maintained by inexperienced officers.

     I give below the number of reports for offences against prison discipline for each of the last three years, and the average number of reports per unit of the Gaol population

Year.

Daily Average Population.

Number of Reports for Offences against Prison Discipline.

3,884

:

Average Number

of Reports per Prisoner.

1896,

514

7.55

:

1897,

462

2,619

5.66

1898,

511

4,038

7.90

226 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

   7. The returns which are appended show a considerable increase in assaults on each other, on Prison Officers, by prisoners, and in the offence of having tobacco.

The number of cases of assault on Prison Officers was two, which is below the average.

   The number of assaults by prisoners on each other shows a large increase. The assaults were, however, with one exception, of a trivial nature, and arose out of petty disputes between prisoners engaged together on unaccustomed work in connection with the structural alterations in, and additions to, the Gaol.

   The increase in the offence of having tobacco is due to the fact that, at various periods during the year, there were a certain number of free men engaged on work in the Gaol.

8. The following improvements, referred to in paragraph 16 of my Report for 1897, have been completed during the year under review almost entirely by prison labour at what must be regarded as the small cost of $15,000:

(a) On the site of D wing, a large two-storied workshop has been erected, the upper floor of

which is used as a printing shop while the ground floor is devoted to mat making.

The workshop was much needed, and has rendered possible a useful extension of industrial labour.

(b) The sub-division of Association cells into separate cells has been completed. There are now 427 separate cells in the Gaol, and 26 Association cells, giving accommodation for 453 prisoners in separate confinement, and for 104 extra prisoners by placing 5 prisoners in each Association cell, or a total of 557 prisoners.

(c) The Officers' quarters inside the Gaol have been converted into a commodious hospital, and offices for the Chief Warder and Clerks, but the hospital is still occupied by the Indian Staff pending the building of quarters for them outside the Gaol.

(d) What was formerly the Chief Warder's and Clerks' offices, has been turned into a

reception room with cells attached.

(e) The old hospital, which is above the female Prison, has been prepared for the reception of female prisoners as an extension to the existing female Prison. It is, however, still occupied by male prisoners pending the removal of the hospital to the new accommo- dation provided for it.

(f) Certain alterations in the yards round A and B halls (the Gaol extension) have been made to prevent escapes, and a useful addition to the yard space between the two halls has been contrived.

9. The following improvements are being now effected by Prison labour, having been undertaken before the end of the year :-

In the Lower East Yard the ramp is being entirely removed affording a site for a new and enlarged laundry, which it is proposed to build, and additional yard space for the laundry work, while the old laundry will be converted into a shed for general labour, When the above work has been completed, it is proposed to demolish B wing and to erect in its place a new hall. B wing contains 15 Association cells and 2 separate cells. The new Ward would contain 76 separate cells, and, being much more compact, would enable an increase in space in the Upper Yard. It is also proposed to cover in the centre of the Upper Yard as a protection against sun and rain in summer time. With the erection of the proposed new Ward, the Gaol would contain 501 separate cells and 11 Association cells, the latter being capable of accommodating 55 prisoners, or a total of 556.

The Gaol could then be conducted almost entirely on the separate system.

10. The fact that the capacity of the Gaol accommodation does not exceed 557 prisoners is one that should not be lost sight of, and when it is remembered that it is necessary to have space accom- modation in the Gaol to meet the demands of any emergency, it is evident that with a rapidly growing population and the acquisition of new territory, the question of increasing the Gaol accommodation for the Colony is one that already demands the attention of Government.

11. During the year one Chinese prisoner succeeded in escaping, and two others attempted to escape, but were re-captured by Prison officers, by scaling the boundary wall of the Gaol extension.

Structural additions have now been made which will render escapes from the same locality very

difficult.

12. The profits on industrial labour amounted to $6,204.19, as compared with $2,620.08 in the preceding year. The balance sheets of each industry are shown in enclosure E. The increase is prin- cipally due to the extension of the Printing Department which now executes the job printing required by the Government and the Military Authorities.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899. 227

13. I append a table shewing the daily average number of prisoners engaged on non-productive labour, on productive labour and in Gaol services, and of the value of the labour of the prisoners in the two latter categories.

14. A statement of the casualties that occurred in the Gaol Staff during the year is annexed.

The large number of resignations in the Indian Staff was due to the men throwing up their appointment to seek more lucrative employment elsewhere.

Vacancies in the European Staff have, with one exception, that of a Hospital Warder, been filled by local candidates drawn from the Army. Some promising officers have been thus acquired.

    15. The year has been an exceptionally busy one in the Gaol, and the large works referred to in paragraph 8, carried out as they were, simultaneously with a high daily average, and at times excessive number of prisoners-the daily average in July was 559 and on two occasions during that month the number reached 589-entailed a great deal of new and unaccustomed work on the officers.

Credit is due to all for their share in the labour, but the services rendered by the Chief Warder

in immediately directing and supervising the work deserves special notice.

Mr. CRAIG assisted me with many valuable suggestions in connection with the various works, and to his technical knowledge and unfailing industry and resource is largely due the successful accom- plishment of an undertaking of no small magnitude.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

The Honourable

THE ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.

:

F. H. MAY,

Superintendent.

(A.)

VICTORIA GAOL.

Return of Reports for talking, idling, short oakum picking, &c., in the years 1895, 1896, 1897, and 1898.

1895.

1896.

MONTH.

Daily average number in Prison, 472.

Daily average number in Prison, 514.

1897.

1898.

Daily average number Daily average number

in Prison, 462.

in Prison, 510.

January, February,

301

214

200

170

314

209

161

113

March,

223

249

147

165

April,

286

257

154

213

May,

295

270

191

223

June,

311

261

166

241

July,

447

191

142

282

August,

374

192

159

331

September,

346

213

132

274

October,.

309

174

160

227

November,.

273

174

151

131

‧.

December,

225

188

140

100

Total,

3,654

2,592

1,903

2,470

228

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1899.

(B.)

Return of Offences reported of Prisoners fighting with or assaulting each other, or officers, for the years 1895, 1896, 1897, and 1898.

MONTH.

1895.

1896.

1897.

1898.

Daily average number Daily average number Daily average number Daily average number

in Prison, 472.

in Prison, 5