Government Gazette Supplementary | 政府憲報副刊 | 1907

No. I.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 1st of MARCH, 1907.

Published by Authority:

JURORS LIST FOR 1907.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor,

HONGKONG

TO WIT.

NAME IN FULL.

Anton, Charles Edward............ Arculli, Abdoolla Fuckeera Arima, Tadaichi................... Babington, Anthony Barton, John

Beattie, Andrew..... Becker, Arthur Wilhelm

Arthur.........

Bérindongue, Louis Bird, Herbert William Bolles, John Walker

Bryer, Alfred ............. Butterworth, Harold Thornton Carter, William Leonard Chan A Fook.....

 




Chau Siu Ki

Clark, Duncan

Cochrane, Thomas Park Craddock, Douglas William

Cruickshank, William Arthur

Carruthers Dann, George Harry David, Abraham Jacob Davis, William Herbert Tren-

chard

Denison, Albert Douglas, James Tory

I. SPECIAL JURORS.

OCCUPATION.

Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Army & Navy Contractor, Manager, Osaka Shosen Kaisha, Merchant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Manager, W. R. Loxley & Co.,

Merchant, Sander, Wieler & Co., Manager, Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Architect, Palmer & Turner, General Manager, Standard Oil Co., Architect, Leigh & Orange,...

| Merchant, Butterfield & Swire,

Manager, China & Japan Telephone Co., Director, Watkins, Ltd.,

Secty., Chun On Fire Insur. Co., Ld., Storekeeper, Lane, Crawford & Co., Manager, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., General Traffic Agent, Canadian Pacific

Railway Co.,

Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Merchant, H. Wicking & Co.......... Merchant, S. J. David & Co.,

Manager, Commercial Union Assurance

Co., L.,

Civil Engineer, Denison, Ram & Gibbs,...

ABODE.

Red Hill, Peak. 20 Yee Wo Street.

Ou premises.

63 Robinson Road.

Red Hill, Peak.

Stoke's Bungalow West, Peak.

The Peak.

Queen's Building, Des Voeux Road. 2 Peakside, The Peak.

3 Elliott Crescent, Robinson Rd. 1 Des Voeux Road.

76 Mount Kellett Road. Hongkong Hotel. Queen's Road.

12 Po Hing Lane. Tusculum, Barker Road, Peak. Charter House.

10 Stewart Terrace, Peak.

East Point.

St. George's Building, Des Voeux 2 & 3 Gough Hill.

[Road.

Wolverton, Peak. Ebordale, Peak.

Marine Surveyor, Goddard & Douglas,...... Tantallon, Barker Road, Peak.

NAME IN FULL.

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SPECIAL JURORS,-Continued.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

Dowley, Walter Arthur... Ehmer, Hermann

Forbes, Andrew..

Frey vogel, Ernest Fuchs, Friedrich

Arnold.....

Fung Wa Chün

Hermann

Gaskell, William Henry

Gibbs, Lawrence, Göetz, Erust

Gordon, Alexander Grant... Gourdin, Allston O'Driscoll... Grace, Charles Henry Graham, Walter Douglas Gubbay, Charles Sassoon Hancock, Sidney

Haskell, David

Haupt, Armin Emil

Hinds, Edward Harvey..

Ho Fook.....

General Manager, Vacuum Oil Co.,....... Merchant, Grossmann & Co., Merchant, Bradley & Co., Manager, Russo-Chinese Bank,

Merchant, Siemssen & Co.,

Compradore, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Accountant and Auditor

Architect, Denison, Ram & Gibbs, Merchant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Engineer, A. G. Gordon & Co., Assistant Secretary, Hongkong Club, Secretary, Hongkong Club,...... Commission Agent and General Importer, Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,... Exchange Broker,.

Merchant,

Merchant, Melchers & Co.,

Agent, Glen Line of Steamers, Compradore, Jardine, Matheson & Co.,

Hooper, Augustus Shelton...... Secretary, Hongkong Land Investment &

Hạ Tung.

Agency Co., Ld., Merchant,

Hough, Thomas Frederick..............] Broker, & Govt. Auctioneer, Hughes &

Howard, Albert

Hughes, Edward Jones...

Humphreys, Henry Jessen, Johann Heinrich Kiene, Ferdinand Lammert, George Philip Lau Chu Pak Lauts, Johan Theodor Law, Donaldson Riddell, Layton, Bendyshe..... Leiria, João Joaquim.... Lenzmaun, Carl Robert.. Lowe, Arthur Rylands Mackenzie, Alexander Maitland, Francis Marten, Richard............... May, Charles William Medhurst, George Harold. Melchers, Friedrich Wilhelm.. Michael, Joseph Rahamin.. Mihara, Andrew Shigekichi Mitchell, Robert.. Moxon, Geoffrey Charles Northcote, Mowbray Stafford.

Orange, James

Ormiston, Evan

Ough, Arthur Henry Parlane, William

Pemberton, George William

Cyril

Peter, John Charles Pinckney, Herbert... Ram, Edward Albert.. Raymond, Abraham Jacob Rennie, Alfred Herbert... Rodger, Alexander Rose, Thomas Isaac, Ross, Charles Henderson Rumjahn, Ahmet Sassoon, Moses Silas.. Saunders, William Joshua

Scott, Charles Robert Scott, John Gray

Scott, William Murray Shellim, Edward Silverstone, Sholom Skelton, Alfred Holland

Slade, Henry Adolphus Warre

Hough,

Merchant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Broker, & Govt. Auctioneer, Hughes &

Hough,

Merchant, J. D. Humphreys & Son, Merchant, Jebsen & Co., Auctioneer, Auctioneer,

Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Merchant, Lauts, Wegener & Co., Merchant, Butterfield & Swire,. Exchange Broker,

Merchant, J. J. dos Remedios & Co., Merchant, Carlowitz & Co.,..... Chartered Accountant,... Merchant, Arthur & Co., Merchant, Linstead & Davis, Merchant, Rädlecker & Co., Chief-Aert., H.K. & S'hai Bank, Manager, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Merchant, Wendt & Co., Broker,

Manager, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Naval Architect, Dock Co.,................... Banker,

Secretary, Hongkong Land Reclamation

Co., Ltd.,

Civil Engineer, Leigh & Orange, Banker,

Civil Engineer, Leigh & Orange, Manager, Hongkong Ice Co., Ld.,

Assistant, China Fire Insurance Company,

Limited,

Sub-Manager, HK. & S'hai Bank,. Exchange Brokeṛ,

Architect, Denison, Ram & Gibbs,, Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,... Merchant, A. H. Rennie & Co., Sugar Refier, China Sugar Refinery, Secretary, Duck Co.,.....

Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Merchant, Rumjahu & Co., Exchange Broker,

Secretary, Union Insurance Society of

Canton, Limited,

Manager, International Bankg. Corp., Manager, Tramway Co.,

Sugar Refiner, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Merchant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Agent, P. M. S.S. Co.,

Storekeeper, Lane, Crawford & Co., Merchant, Gilman & Co.,

Hongkong Hotel.

Fair View, 1 Robinson Road. Eilandonan, Peak. Ou premises.

Cragside, 130, Peak. On premises.

4, Des Voeux Road Central. 107, Peak,

Luginsland, Peak Road. Tor Crest, Peak. 61 Robinson Road. Morrison Hill.

Haytor, 198, Peak. 9 Macdonnell Road.

10 Queen's Gardens, Peak Road. Des Vœux Road Central. On premises. Dunnottar, Peak.

Caine Road.

Rougemont, 1 Macdonnell Road. Caine Road.

8 Des Vœux Road.

Kurrahjeen, 7 Peak Road.

Meirion, Peak.

Abertholwyn, Peak Road. King's Building.

1 Humphreys' Avenue, Kowloon. Elliott Crescent.

Queen's Road Central.

21 Conduit Road.

On premises.

1 Prince's Building, Des Voeux Road. Duart, 15 Arbuthnot Road.

2 Connaught Road.

St. George's Building, Chater Road. Dunedin, Barker Road.

Nettlewood, Robinson Road. 5 Duddell Street.

On premises.

Hazledene, Upper Richmond Road. Strathallan, Robinson Road.

4 Century Crescent, Kennedy Road. Stonehenge, 5 Robinson Road. Peak Hotel.

41 Plantation Road, Peak.

5 Macdonnell Road.

Red Hill East, Peak.

6 Queen's Gardens, Peak Road. Prince's Building. East Point.

8 Stewart Terrace, Peak. St. John's Place.

6 Stewart Terrace, Peak. Lyeemun, Barker Road, Peak, Devonia, 11 Peak Road. 2 Chater Road. East Point.

Goolistan, Conduit Road. East Point.

64 Queen's Road Central.

3 Beaconsfield Arcade.

Kellett Crest, Peak.

1 Cameron Villas, Peak. Clovelly, Peak Road. Quarry Bay.

Kurrahjeen, 7 Peak Road. King Edward Hotel.

Craigends, Barker Road, Peak. Taiping, Mount Gough, Peak.

NAME IN FULL.

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SPECIAL JURORS,-Continued.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

Stewart, Murray.... Stokes, Arthur George Suter, Hugo

Tam Tsz Kong,

Tomkins, Herbert Edmund Tomlin, George Lomer Turner, Arthur

Vanburen, Joseph Sheffield Walker, William Bradley Watson, William Malcolm... Wendt, Friedrich August White, Henry Percy Whittall, James Bowyer Kid-

man

Wickham, William Henry. Wilford, Francis Cumming Williams, Arthur John Wilson, William..

NAME IN FULL.

Exchange Broker,

Broker,

Manager, Deutsch Asiatische Bank, General Manager, Chai On Marine Ins.

Co., Ld, .

Merchant, Reiss & Co.,

Secretary, China Fire Insurance Co.................. Architect, &c., Palmer & Turner, Merchant,

Asst. Gen. Manager, Standard Oil Co., Merchant, John D. Hutchison & Co., Merchant, Wendt & Co., Merchant, Donglas, Lapraik & Co.,

Secretary, China Traders' Ins. Co., Manager, Electric Light Co., Storekeeper, Lane, Crawford & Co., Engineer, Punchard, Lowther & Co., Acting Chief Manager, Dock Co.,

II. COMMON JURORS.

OCCUPATION.

113, Plantation Road, Peak. Prince's Building. Hatherleigh, Conduit Road.

42 Bonham Strand West. Queen's Building. Earnsfoot, 30 Robinson Road. Eggesford, Peak.

St. Andrews', Barker Road, Peak. 21 Robinson Road.

Abergeldie, Plantation Road, Peak. 2 Hillside, Peak.

1 Douglas Street.

Red Hill, Peak. 23 Conduit Road.

College Chambers, Wyudham Street. Hongkong Club.

Kowloon Docks.

ABODE.

A

Aagaard, Bjarne..................

Abdoolrahim, Abdoolhoosen.. Abraham, Albert

Abraham, Ezekiel

Abraham, Ezra Abraham, Joseph Abraham, Reuben Adams, Francis Robert John. Ahmed, Sheik Aboo ..... Ahrendt, Carl Max Heinrich... Aitken, Robert Akamatsu, Hiyoichi Allen, Frank Stanley. Allen, William Stanley Alvares, Luiz Maria Jacques Alves, Antonio Luiz Alves, José Maria Amerudeen, Ismail H. Anderson, James David Smith Anderson, John William .............. Anderson, Lionel John Crossley, Anderson, William Andrew, John Ingram Andrews, David Alexander Antia, Naorojce Kersaspjee Apear, Arratoon Vertaines Arenlli, Adul Kader el Arculli, Osman el Armstrong, John Henry

William

Arnold, Charles

Aruold, John

Arnott, Thomas

Arratoon, Carapiet Manaser. Asger, Asadullah Ebrahim

Asger, Mehdi Ebrahim Aucott, Ernest Frank

Auld, James Durran Austin, Anthony Roy Austin, Frank

B

Backhouse, James Herbert Bailey, William Seybourne

Bain, Alexander..

Baker, James..

Steamship Agent, Aagaard Thoreson & Co., Austin Avenne, Kowloou.

Architect,

Clerk, Gas Co.,

Clerk, S. J. David & Co.,

Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C.,........ Clerk, W. Shewan & Co.,

Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Civil Engineer, Quarry Bay Shipyard, Assistant, IIK. Milling Co., Ld., Assistant, Melchers & Co., Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Merchant,

Banker, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Manager, Sperry Flour Company, Merchant, L. M. Alvares & Co.,... Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Merchant, L. M. Alvares & Co. Manager, C. A. Camroodin, Inspector, China & Japan Telephone Co., Mechanical Engineer, Fenwick & Co.,................ Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,. Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Geo. Fenwick & Co.,

Civil Engineer, Quarry Bay Shipyard,... Merchant, Tata & Co.,... Merchant, A. V. Apear & Co., Merchant, ...

Army & Navy Contractor,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Foreman,

73 Wellington Street. 26 Staunton Street.

College Chambers.

3 Ripon Terrace.

3 Ripon Terrace, Caine Road.

3 Ripon Terrace.

Craigieburn, Peak.

1 Lower Ladder Street Terrace.

On premises.

Quarry Bay.

3 Century Crescent Terrace.

3 Queen's Road.

6 Conduit Road.

Selbourne Villa East, 10 Kennedy Rd.

40 High Street.

24 Robinson Road.

Ice House Street. 21 Cochrane Street.

12 Praya East. On premises. On premises.

Quarry Bay Shipyard. 157 Praya East.

49 Hollywood Road. 45 Wyndham Street. 20 Yee Wo Street.

20 Yee Wo Street.

2 Elliott Crescent, 27 Robinson Road,

16 Shankiwan Road,

Accountant,IIK.C.&M.Steamboat Co., L., 9 Humphreys' Avenue, Kowloon.

Engineer, G. I. Cement Co., Ld., Assistant, A. H. Rennie & Co.,.

Asst., UK. Land Investment & Agency

Co., Lt.,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Architect,

Mercantile Asst., Butterfield & Swire,.

Asst., Lütgens Einstmann & Co., Bailey & Co., ..

Engineer, China, Sugar Refinery,..... Foreman, Punchard, Lowther & Co.......

Hok-ün, Kowloon.

2 Chater Road.

49 Wyndham Street.

49 Wyndham Street.

Glenshiel, Plantation Road, Peak. Dodwell & Co.'s premises.

6 Observatory Villas, Kowloon. 1 Connaught Road.

2 Pedder Street. Hongkong Hotel. Bowrington. 10 Gage Street.

NAME IN FULL.

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OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

B-Continued.

Baker, Wm. Alfred Curtis

Russell..

Ballock, Gideon

Banker, George

Barrett, Edgar George Barretto, Alberto Demée Barretto, Frederico Demée Barretto, Frederico Francisco. Barretto, Octavio Demée. Barton, Robert H. ....... Bassford, William Faulkner Baxter, Robert Hall Beason, Charles Henry Beattie, Matthew Pool Benjamin, Joseph

Berblinger, Albrecht August

Carl

Bernheim, Eugene Beuzeville, James

Bevan, Herbert Staton Bevington, Francis Bird, Lennox Godfrey Bisschop, Philip John Roose-

garde

Blackburn, Leslie James Blackledge, Harold

Blair, David Keny

Blair, Thomas...

Blake, Anthony Robert. Blake, John

Bliefernicht, Heinrich Blood, Guy.... Blunt, Harold Ernest. Boetje, Johan.... Boge, Otto Emil Hugo Bolton, Andrew Adams.. Bonnar, John Whyte Cooper. Bosch, Hendrik Joan van den. Boulton, Sydney

Bovet, Frederick Francis Boyce, William Bensley Boyes, John Ridley Bradley, Frederic Broughton... Brandes, Karl..... Bridger, Herbert Ben Brooks, Robert

Brown, Frederick Archibald... Brown, Neilage Sharp Brown, William Samuel Browne, Percy Edward.

Bryson, Alexander......

Buchan, John....

Buckle, Percy.

Bulmer, J. Herbert,

Bune, Thos. Friedrich Andreas Bunje, Emil Theodor.... Burjor, Dhunjeebhoy Sorabjee

  Dady Burke, Harry Austin.. Buru, George Andrew Buyers, Charles Badenoch...

C

Caldwell, Daniel Augustus Caldwell, George Arthur Campbell, Francis Campbell, Hugh Frank. Campbell, La Clair F. Capur, Mangal Sen

Carmichael, Hugh Fletcher Carroll, William Joseph Cassidy, Michael

Castro, Joaquim Telles

d'Almada e

Marine Engineer,

Merchant, Gilman & Co.,

Merchant, Dang Chee Son & Co., Sub-Mgr., Dodwell & Co., Ld., Clerk, Cruz, Basto & Co., Merchant, Barretto & Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Barretto & Co., Stenographer,

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, Dock Co.,

Chtd. Acct., Butterfield & Swire, Merchant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,

Assistant, F. Blackhead & Co., Merchant, Ullmann & Co., Bookkeeper, Dang Chee Son & Co., Piano Tuner, Lane, Crawford & Co., Mercantile Assistant,

Architect, &c., Palmer & Turner,

Genl. Agt., Java-China-Japan Lijn, Gas Engineer, Storekeeper, Dock Co., Accountant,

Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Draughtsman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Foreman Carpenter, Dock Co., Architect, &c., Palmer & Turner, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Manager, Neth. India Commercial Bank, Clerk, North German Lloyd Office, Engineer, Fenwick & Co., Ltd., Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,.. Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn,. Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Acct., Punchard, Lowther & Co., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Merchant, The Savoy Ld., Assistant, Grossmann & Co., Electrical Engineer,

Foreman Boiler-maker, Dock Co., Wharfinger, HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Clerk, HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Ld., Piano Tuner, Lane, Crawford & Co., Accountant, Bradley & Co.,

Foreman Mason, B. & S.'s Shipyard,. Assistant, P. & O. Co., Stenographer, Standard Oil Co., Ship Broker,

Manager, Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.,

Merchant and Commission Agent, Acct., Pacific Mail S. S. Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Supt. Engineer, Tramway Co.,

Estate and Mortgage Broker, Chief Clerk. Dock Co.,.... Crane Driver, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Godown Keeper, China Sugar Refinery, Consulting Engineer,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

Locomotive Driver, Butterfield & Swire,...

14 Sau Wa Fong, Wanchai. Taiping, Mount Gough, Peak. 25 Des Vœux Road.

3 Park View, Lyttleton Road. Larkspur, Robinson Road.

1 Castle Road.

18 Wyndham Street. 44 Caine Road.

1 Queen's Road East. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Dock. On premises. On premises. 54 Peel Street.

Bisnee Villa, Pokfulum. 34 Queen's Road Central. 25 Des Voeux Road Central. Lane, Crawford & Co.'s premises. Hongkong Club.

2 Cameron Villas, Peak.

York Building.

Gas Work, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks. Peak Hotel.

1 Leighton Hill Road. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks.

4 Cameron Villas, Peak. On premises. Hongkong Club.

155 Wanchai Road, On premises.

St. George's Building.

5 Stewart Terrace, Peak. Quarry Bay.

Tai-kok-tsui, Kowloon.

1 Carnavon Road, Kowloon. On premises.

3 Moreton Terrace.

1 Garden Road, Kowloon.

1 Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay. Kowloon Docks.

5 Victoria View, Kowloon. 1 Connaught Road.

3 Stewart Terrace, Peak. On premises.

Gilston, Robinson Road. Quarry Bay.

2 Pedder's Hill. Hongkong Hotel.

Smith Villas, Magazine Gap. Straukiwan Road.

60 Des Voeux Road.

Hotel Baltimore, Wyndham Street. Shaukiwan Road.

Peak.

Queen's Road Central. On premises. Quarry Bay. Greencroft, Kowloon. Hotel Mansions. On premises.

10 Mountain View. 3 Pedder's Hill. Quarry Bay.

Assistant, International Banking Corp.,... 1 East Terrace, Kowloon.

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NAME IN FULL.

C-Continued.

Catchick, Gregorius George... Chalmers, James Hynd Chan Houkey Chan Pat

Chapman, Edward John Chapple, Frederick Chard, Henry Frank

Chater, Chater Paul Christiani, George Albrecht

  Max Theodor.. Chunyut, Frederick George Chunyut, Oscar Rowan .. Clark, Ernest Sidney Clark, Jasper Clark, Milton Ona Clarke, Frank Stanley Clarke, Thomas William Clarke, Wm. Edward

Clarke, Wm. Gray..... Clasen, Henry Christian Clelland, Joseph.. Clemann, Ernest, Cobden, Alfred Sydney.. Cobley, Augustus Otto

Fresenius

Colahan, Henry James Collett, Charles

Collins, James

Connor, Joseph Leo Cooke, Charles John Cooper, Rustomjee Burjorjec... Coppin, Alan Griffiths Cordeiro, Albano Antonio Cornell, Francis Heawood......

Costigan, Charles Telford. Coughtrie, Roger ... Coulthart, John

Course, Arthur

Courtney, Gerald Newman Cousland, Alexander Stark

Dalglish

Craddock, Henry Edwin

Craik, James Crapnell, Albert Edward Crawford, Frank

Lane

Malcolm

Crawford, William Joseph Crispin, Charles... Crosbie, James

Cruickshank, Geo. Seymour

Cruickshank, John. Curreem, Vahab... Currie, Alexander Scott Curry, George Percy

OCCUPATION.

Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Manager, Ip On Co.,

Clerk, China Fire Insurance Co., Clerk, Linstead and Davis, Assistant, W. Powell Ld., Sub-Acct., Chartered Bank of I. A. &

China,

Secretary, HK, Iron Mining Co., Ld

Exchange Broker,...

Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Assistant, Laune, Crawford & Co., Assistant, Standard Oil Company, Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Banker, International Bankg. Corpn.,. Engineer, Standard Oil Co.,

Secretary, HK. C. & M. Steamboat

Co., L,

Engineer,

Book-keeper, Grossmann & Co.,........ Shipwright, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Ullmann & Co.,

ABODE.

4 Morrison Hill Road. Peak Hotel.

19 Aberdeen Street.

1 Lower Mosque Terrace. Nettlewood, Robinson Road. 28 Queen's Road.

On premises. Conduit Rond.

Hongkong Club. 38 Caine Road. 38 Caine Road. On premises.

1 Mountain View, Peak. Hotel Mansions. Hongkong Club. Hongkong Hotel.

Durnford, Peak. Robinson Road.

6 Mountain View, Peak. Kowloon Docks.

34 Queen's Road Central.

Chartered Accountant, Butterfield & Swire, On premises.

Cashier, Russo-Chinese Bank,.

Civil Engineer,

Manager, Wallem & Co.,

Foreman Mechanic, Punchard, Lowther

& Co., .....

Quarry Bay.

Hongkong Hotel.

Hongkong Club Annexe.

Naval Yard Extension.

Barker Road, Peak.

Assistant Accountant, Standard Oil Co., Hongkong Hotel. Dranghtsman, Dock Co................ Assistant, N. Mody & Co.. Assistant, Bradley & Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Electrician, Wilks & Jack,

Accountant, Mercantile Bank,... Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Traffic Supt., Electric Tramway, Clerk, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, Ross & Co....

Sanitary Superintendent, IIK. & K. W.

& Godown Co.,

Assistant Steward, Hongkong Club, Book-keeper, Lane, Crawford & Co.,

Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co., Clerk,......

Foreman Shipwright, Dock Co.,... Sugar Boiler, Taikoo Sagar Refinery, Mechanical Engineer,

Jeweller, Falconer & Co... Merchant,

Sugar Boiler,.....

Local Secretary, Gas Co.,...

54 & 56 Queen's Road Central. Richmond House, Barker Road, Peak.

4 Rose Terrace, Robinson Road. 9 Punjab Buildings, Granville Road,

Kowloon,

11 Queen's Road Central. On premises.

Hotel Mansions.

35 Wong-nei-chong Road. Mount Kellett, Peak.

6 Des Vœux Villas, Mount Kellett,

Peak.

33 Praya East. Hongkong Club. On premises.

On premises. Kowloon Docks. Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay.

The Summer House, Mt. Kellett,

Peak.

Hotel Baltimore.

22 Leighton Hill Road. Quarry Bay.

Westbourne Villa, N.

D

Daniel, Walter

Danielsen, Julius Emil

Darton, Thomas Harwood. David, Ramésh Davidson, Horace Davidson, Peter

Davies, Arthur Frederick Davison, William Day, Frank Oswald Demée, Alfred Bonaparte

Constance Dermer, Harold Whitelock

Civil Engineer, Punchard, Lowther & Co., Hongkong Club.

Assistant, F. Blackhead & Co., Chtd. Acct., Butterfield & Swire, Assistant Manager, Kowloon Hotel, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Sub. Acct., National Bank of China, Ld., Assistant Manager, HK. Hotel, Foreman Shipwright, Dock Co., Clerk, Butterfield & Swire,

Clerk, Messageries Maritimes,.... Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Lal.,

St. George's Building. 1 Connaught Road, On premises.

Lycemoon Terrace, Quarry Bay. Y.M.C.A., Alexandra Building. On premises.

Kowloon Docks. 5 Ripon Terrace.

108 Macdonnell Road, Kowloon. 6 Park View, Lyttleton Road.

NAME IN FULL.

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OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

D-Continued.

Desebrock, Hermann Emil Dickie, James..... Dickson, David Dickson, Robert.... Diercks, Alfred Chihli Dinning, Hugh Diss, Arthur Charles.. Diss, George Ambrose Ditch, George Benjamin Dixon, Arthur Wesley Dixon, Fred. Harvey... Dixon, Walter Edward Doolittle, Francis Henry Douglas, John Phillips Dowbiggin, Hugh Blackwell

Layard

Downing, Thomas Charles Drew, Walter Clement Drude, Fritz

Duncan, George

Duncan, George Leopold Danlop, Gustaaf Abram Dunrich, Arthur Ellis

William

Durrance, Wm. Henry Dutton, Sydney Hardy

Eadie, James

E

Eberius, Gottfried Fritz Edwards, George Richard. Edwards, Gilbert Hamilton Einstmann, John William Ellis, Albert

Ellis, David Ezekiel

Ellis, Ezekiel Isaac

Ellis, Frederick

Ellis, Jack Ezekiel Ellis, Obadiah Isaac Elly, Albert

Engel, Gustav Christoph Engel, Lambertus

Esrom, Frank.............

Eustace, Bert

Evans, Llewellyn Evans, William

Evans, William Henry Eyre, Harry

Ezekiel, Reuben Marcas Ezra, Edward.

Ezra, Reuben

Fairnie, Robert

F

Falconer, Percy James

Fenton, Sydney George.. Ferguson, Ernest George

Ferguson, Robert Alexander...

Ferry, Wallace Vincent.. Fischer, Rudolf

Fisher, John

Fittock, Charles, Jr.

Fletcher, Harold Lewthwaite. Foeke, Julius

Forbes, Donald Forbes, John Rodger.... Forbes, Ninian Stewart. Ford, Edward Stephen Ford, William Falconer.. Forman, Eliot Buxton

Assistant, Carlowitz & Co...... Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,. Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, W. R. Loxley & Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Master Tailor, Diss Bros., Master Tailor, Diss Bros.,

Foreman, Panchard, Lowther & Co., Superintendent, West River Br. S. S. Co., Cashier, Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada, Engineer, Dock Co.,................. Merchant, Savoy Limited, Engr., G. I. Cement Co., Ltd.,

Banker, Mercantile Bank, Acct., Chartered Bank of I., A. & C., Merchant, H. Wieking & Co., Office Assistant,

Foreman Plumber, Dock Co., Assistant, MacEwen, Frickel & Co., Accountant, Neth.-India Com. Bank,

Accountant, Gas Co.,

Foreman,

Manager, Piece Goods Department, S. J.

David & Co.,

Engineer, Taikoo Sagar Refinery, Assistant, Meyer & Co., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Merchant, Lütgens, Eiustmann & Co., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Merchant,

Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Broker,

Assistant, Win. Shewan & Co., Assistant, S. J. David & Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Merchant, Wm. Meyerink & Co., Agent, Netherlands Trading Society,

Book-keeper, East Asiatic Trading Co.,... Assistant. Lane, Crawford & Co., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Tailor's Cutter, Lane, Crawford & Co., Manager, W. Powell, Ld.. Broker, Erich Georg & Co.,

Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,

2 Connaught Road.

Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. Sea View Terrace, Quarry Bay. Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. 86 Macdonnell Road, Kowloon.' Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. Carlton House, Ice House 36 Caine Road. [Street. Naval Yard Extension. 57 Robinson Road.

6 Observatory Villas, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Hotel.

3 Austin Avenue, Kowloon.

11 Queen's Road Central. Hongkong Hotel.

St. George's Building. Tarawera, 61 Robinson Road. Kowloon Docks,

Duddell Street. Hongkong Hotel.

44 Elgin Street. 130 Wanchai Road.

Westley, Robinson Road.

Taiko › Te race, Quarry Bay. 3 Queen's Gardens.

2 Victoria Fiew, Kowloon. 5 Lyeemoon Villas, Kowloon. On premises. Hongkong Club,

25 Wong-nei-chung Road.

8 Pedder's Hill.

8 Pedder's Hill.

8 Pedder's Hill.

1 Pedder's Hill.

Lyeemoon Terrace. On premises.

Stolzenfuls, 26 Plantation Road,

Peak.

Club Germania.

On premises.

On premises.

On premises. On premises. Connaught Hotel. Connaught House. 14 Robinson Road. College Chambers.

Banker, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., ... On premises.

Clerk, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Sugar Boiler, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, Waverley Hotel, Merchant,

Engineer, Dock Co.,

Foreman Shipwright, Dock Co., Consulting Engineer, Merchant, Lauts, Wegener & Co., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Sugar-boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Clerk, Wharf & Godown Co.,..... Harbour Foreman Engineer, Dock Co., Assistant, P. & O. Co.,

On premises.

On premises.

Ou premises.

Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay.

Ou premises.

Hotel Mansions, Cosmopolitan Dock. Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Hotel. Prince's Building. On premises. 159 Praya East.

13 Macdonnell Road. 43 Caine Road. Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Club.

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NAME IN FULL.

7

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

F-Continued,

Forrest, Thomas Shaw

Forsyth, George Granville.

Sutherland

Fox, Frederic Reginald... Fraser, Alan Stuart

Frerichs, Charles Edward.. Freund, Kari

Friedrich, Hans Albert

Jardine, Matheson Co.,

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Acet., HK. Steam Water Boat Co., Ld., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Asst. Manager, Weismann, Ld., Asst., Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Cashier, Deutsch Asiatische Bank,.

Friesland, Gustav Adolf Georg Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Fuike, Hermann...

Mercantile Assistant,

East Point.

On premises.

Hotel Mansions. On premises.

34 Queen's Road Central. Summer House, 67 Peak. Windsor Lodge, Kimberley Road,

Kowloon.

On premises.

2 Queen's Gardens.

G

Gaddie, James

Gaddie, Willis H.

Galloway, Alfred Douglas..

Galloway, Robert Dryden Gamblen, Ernest

Gange, Leonard

Miller,

Miller,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Asst., Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Wharfinger, IIK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Gardner, William Frederick ... Engineer, HK. Rope Manufacturing Co.,

Gaster, Ernest

Gätjens, Walther Emil Gee, Archibald Gegg, George William Georg, Carl Wilhelm.. Georg, Friederich Erich Carl... Gibson, Ivie Sloan..

Gibson, Joe Ernest

Gittins, Arthur

Gittins, Gerard

Gittins, Henry Glendinning, Walter Glissman, Ludwig Panl Glover, Campbell Gloyn, John Wakeham Goggin, William George Goldenberg, Harry.... Goldschmidt, Sylvain. Gomes, Francis

Goodwin, Arthur Pearson Goos, Rudolf

Gorham, Charles Leary.

Gow, John Cowper Gower, Henry Graham, Frank

Graham, James William Grant, George.... Gray, Herbert Castell Gray, Samuel Herbert Gray, Thomas Charles Greenfield, Samuel Billings Greenbill, Leslie Solbé Gregory, Alfred ....... Gregory, Tigran Matthews Gresson, John Edward Grey, Coosby French... Griffin, Albert Edwin Grimble, Charles Frederick

George Grimshaw, Thomas

Groscamp, William Hendrick.. Gubbay, Aaron Sassoon Gubbay, David Sassoon.... Gubbay, Joseph Sassoon Gubbay, Raphael Aaron

Guimarães, Marcellino da Silva

Günther, François Guy, James.......

Lilo,

Asst., China Fire Insurance Co., Ld.,

Clerk,

Asst., W. Powell & Co., Manager, Horse Repository, Broker, Erich Georg & Co., Broker, Erich Georg & Co., Storekeeper, B. & S.'s Shipyard.. Runner,

Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Accountant, Cotton Mills, Chief-Inspector, Tramway Co., Assistant, Caricwitz & Co.,... Acct., Punchard, Lowther & Co. Assistant, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Clerk,

Assistant, Ullman & Co., Clerk, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Manager, Cottam & Co., Ld., Clerk, Rädecker & Co.,

General Manager, Fumigating & Disin-

fecting Bureau,

Foreman Blacksmith, Dock Co.,.. Yard Foreman, Dock Co., Electrical Engineer,

Supt. Shipbuilder, Dock Co., Foreman Engineer,

Junk Bay.

Junk Bay.

1 Connaught Road,

Quarry Bay.

| Savoy Chambers, Elgin Rd.,

On premises.

Villa Maria, Glenealy.

Kowloon.

Eden Hall, Babington Path, West

Point.

25 Belilios Terrace.

2 Patell Villas, Kowloon. Causeway Bay. Braeside.

3 Goolistan, Conduit Road. Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay. King Edward Hotel,

Greencroft, Robinson Road, K'loon. 1 Connaught Road. East Point.

Kennedy's Stables.

5 Ripon Terrace, Bonham Road. Hongkong Club.

4 George Street, East Point.

3 Belilios Terrace.

44 Morrison Hill Road.

34 Queen's Road Central.

Thomas' Hotel, Queen's Rd. Central. Alexandra Building.

5 Duddell Street.

Alexandra Building.

Kowloon Docks.

Kowloon Docks.

17 College Chambers, Wyndham St. Kowloon Docks.

4 Kimberley Villas, Kowloon.

Asst., Union Ince. Socty, of Canton, Ld. | Meirion, 9 Peak.

Assistant, P. M. S. S. Čo.,

Assistant, Reiss & Co.,

Manager, Harris, Keeney & Co., Assistaut, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Assistant, A. V. Apear & Co., Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Storekeeper, Dock Co.,

Civil Engineer, Butterfield & Swire,

General Broker,

Asst. Chief Foreman, B. & S.'s Shipyard, Assistant, Neth. Trading Society, Broker, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Stock Broker, Gubbay & Michael,... Assistant Bookkeeper, Arnhold, Karberg

& Co.,

Steward,

Engineer, Dock Co.,.......

Cliftonia, 13c Macdonnell Road. Hongkong Hotel.

14 Shaukiwan Road, Peak Hotel.

Peak Hotel.

45 Wyndham Street. East Point.

Kowloon Docks.

Martinhoe, Barker Road, Peak.

Bisnee Villa, Pokfulum.

8 Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay. 77 Mount Kellett Road, Peak.

7 Queen's Road Central.

9 Macdonnell Road.

9 Macdonnell Road. Ravenshill

2 Lochiel Terrace, Cameron Road,

Kowloon.

King Edward Hotel.

Kowloon Docks.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

H

Haesloop, Conrad Theodore

Bernhard

Ilaines, Hereward Francis.. Hales, George Lister Hall, Frederick Charles.. Hall, Jonathan

Hall, Thomas Philip Halton, Frederick Joseph Hamet, Abdool Hoosen..... Hance, Cyril Eugene Agathou Hancock, Harris Edmund

Digby

Hand, John..

Hankey, Eric Norman Alers... Hansen, James Ernest Hardwick, William Harkin, Francis

Harling, Georg Wilhelm

Gustav

Harms, Nicolaus Friedrich

Seigfried

Harpham, Theodore Jackson Harrison, Alfred

Harrison, Tom Lloyd,

Harron, Henry Love

Harvey, David

 Harvie, John Napier..... Haskell, Ernest David Hassan, Hosin................. Haughwont, Warrin Beech, Haxton, George Kay.... Haynes, Harry Hayward, Charles

 Hayward, Charles Burdon... Hayward, Ernest Malcolm Hazeland, Ernest Manning Hechtel, Otto Peter Heermann, Paul Emil Heggie, James Carmichael Heldt, Franz

Hell, Paul Edward Heinrich

William

 Helmers, Johann Christian Helms, Wilhelm.

 Hemmings, Robert Edward Henderson, John Mentiplay Henderson, Robert

 Hendley, Hugh Stevenson.. Henly, Harold Edward Herbst, Carl Emil Peter Hesse, Franz Heubel, Hermann Hewitt, Alfred Herbert Heyde, Oscar Von der Ilickie, Sidney Douglas.. Hickling, Clement Climery Hickman, Harry Frank Hill, Walter Joseph Hobbs, William James Hoggard, Fred Hobl, Wilhelm Ho Kam Tong

Holmes, Herbert Skerritte...... Holyoak, Percy Hobson

Hooper, Joseph

Hoskins, John Thomas

Ho U-ming...

Howard, Edward

Howarth, Henry..

Hughes, Ernest Leonard

Hughes, John Owen

 Humphrey, Harold Spicer.... Humphreys, Cecil

Assistant, Lütgens, Einstmann & Co., Brakesman, Peak Tramway,

Engineer, China Light & Power Co.,...... Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Marine Surveyor,

Chief Clerk, P. M. S. S. Co., Assistant, H. Price & Co., Clerk, Macdonald & Co.,

Clerk, II.K. & S'hai Bank, Superintendent, Dock Co., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Engineer, Dock Co.,.......... Storekeeper, Foreman,

General Manager, East Asiatic Trading

Company,

Assistant, Carlowitz & Co...... Timber Merchant,

Actg. Depôt Manager, British-American

Tobacco Co.,................

Clerk, Carlton House,

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Marine Engineer, Dodwell & Co., Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, E. S. Kadoorie & Co., Clerk, Rumjahn & Co.,

Manager, N. Y. Import & Export Co., Engineer, Dock Co.,.............

Manager, Hongkong Hotel, Brakesman, Peak Tramway, Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Bookkeper, Laue, Crawford & Co.,. Civil Engineer,

Assistant, Wendt & Co., Jeweller, Gaupp & Co., Engineer, Quarry Bay Shipyard, Assistant, East Asiatic Trading Co.,

Merchant, Kruse & Co.,

Insurance Clerk, Siemssen & Co., Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Assistant, Leigh & Orange, Boilermaker, Dock Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Engineer,

Assistant Engineer, Flour Mills, Assistant, Lütgens, Eiustmann & Co., Merchant, e/o. Gibb, Livingston & Co., ... Clerk, Rädecker & Co.,

Civil Engineer, G. I. Cement Co., Ld., Broker,

Assistant, MacEwen, Frickel & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, China Fire Insuranec Co., Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Accountant, B. & S.'s Shipyard,. Foreman, B. & S.'s Shipyard,. Assistant, Hamburg Amerika Linie, Assistant Compradore, Jardine, Matheson

& Co.,

Merchant, H. S. Holmes & Co., Salesman and Assistant, Reiss & Co., Clerk, IIK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Ld., Chief Foreman, Quarry Bay Shipyard, Merchant,

Broker, E. S. Kadoorie & Co.,.............. Storekeeper, C. P. Railway Co.,.. Clerk, Percy Smith & Seth,

Merchant, Harry Wicking & Co., Banker,

Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co.,

14 Des Voeux Road. 33 Queen's Road East. St. George's Building. East Point.

On premises.

2, Connaught Road.

6 Macdonnell Road.

Queen's Road Central.

7 Seymour Terrace.

On premises.

Aberdeen Dock.

Deacon's Bungalow, Pokfulum. Cosmopolitan Dock.

3 Lycemoon Terrace, Quarry Bay 14 Shaukiwan Road.

Victoria Lodge, Peak Road.

2 Connaught Road.

2 Ice House Road.

20 Macdonnell Road.

Ice House Road.

Lyeemoon Terrace, Quarry Bay. 13 Austin Avenue.

Quarry Bay.

2 Seymour Terrace.

2 Pedder Street.

16 Queen's Road Central. Kowloon Docks.

On premises.

Engine House, Peak.

7 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. 7 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. Coombe, Magazine Gap.

2 Austin Avenue, Kowloon. Smith Villas, Magazine Gap. Quarry Bay.

11 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon.

Hotel Mansions.

25 Belilios Terrace.

31 Robinson Road.

58 Elgin Road, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

Glendaval, 13 Macdonnell Road. 4 Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay. Junk Bay.

Greenwood, Caine Road. Uncertain.

5 Duddell Street. Hok-ün, Kowloon, 52, Peak.

Rocklands, Robinson Road. On premises.

3 Stewart Terrace, Peak. Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay.

1 Patell Villas, Garden Rd., Kowloon.. 2 Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay. 25 Conduit Road.

Caine Road.

Rochvale, Kowloon. Queen's Buildings.

Cliftonia, 13c Macdonnell Road. 1 Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay. 81 Queen's Road Central. Kurrahjeen, Peak Road.

5 Arsenal Street.

3 Knutsford Terrace, Kimberley Road, St. George's Building. [Kowloon.

1 Cameron Villas, Peak. 4 Queen's Road Central.

i

NAME IN FULL.

9 ..

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

H-Continued.

Humphreys, Ernest

Humphreys, William Meyrick Hunter, George Hunter, Tobias

Hurley, Frederick Charles... Hurley, Robert Crisp.... Hutchison, William

Hynd, Robert Robertson

Hyndman, Henrique (Jr.).. Hynes, Arthur Cecil

1

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Clerk, W. G. Humphreys & Co.,... Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Assistant, Hughes & Hough, Accountant,

Engineer, Dock Co.,........... Assistant, HK., & Shai Bank, Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Ilmer, Paul Eugene Gotthelf ..| Assistant, Deutsch Asiatische Bank,

Innes, Robert

Ironside, William

Irving, Jobu Mark..

J

Jack, William Charles

Jaffer, Allymahomed.

Jahrand, Alfred

Jameson, Philip Sutherland Japs, Heinrich

Jay, John William...

Jebsen, Jacob Friedrich Chris-

tian

Jebsen, Michael.

Jenkins, Anthony

Jenkins, John Ventris

Jertrum, Friedrich Curt

Jertrum, Hans Peter

Jillings, Harry Frederick

Johnson, Henry Johnson, John

Johnston, Benjamin Charles

Maturin

Johnston, Johu Jonckheer, Philippus

 Hendrikus Jacobus Gerard Jones, James Mowbray..... Jones, Samuel .......... Jordan, Ernest Granville Jorge, Francisco José Vicente Joseph, Ezra Solomon Joseph, Joseph Edgar Joseph, Raymond Menasseh.. Judah, James Jacob Judah, Raphael Solomon Jupp, John Ambrose.....

K

Kadoorie, Eleazer Silas.. Kadoorie, Ellis

Kaily, William Charles, Kanga, Framarz Jemshedji Kapteyn, Barend Dirk Katsch, Edgar Albert Keating, David Francis Keith, David Kellinghusen, Franz Otto

 Hermand Kendall, Frederick Carr Kendall, Herbert Moorhouse... Kennedy, Edward Arnold ................ Kennett, Henry William Bulmer Kent, Herbert Wade

Kew, Charles Herbert Whiteley Kew, Joseph Whiteley

Kien, Willem

Kikuchi, Yasuyoshi

King, Robert Henry

Marine Supt., Butterfield & Swire,. Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Engineer, Hongkong Ice Co., Ld.,

Consulting Engineer, Wilks & Jack, Chief Clerk, E. Pabaney,.... Assistant, Lauts, Wegener & Co, Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Assistant, Hamburg Amerika Linie, Accountant, Br. Amer. Tobacco Co., Ld.,

Merchant, Jebsen & Co., Assistant, Jebsen & Co., Bookkeeper, Hongkong Hotel, Clerk, Waverley Hotel,... Marine Supt., Nordd. Lloyd, Tobacconist,

Assistant, W. Powell Ld.,.. Foreman, Clerk,

Clerk, IIK. & S'hai Bank,

Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, ........

Assistant, Java-Japan-China Liju, Assistant, H. Price & Co., Publican, Praya East Hotel, Manager, Hotel Baltimore, Merchant, Jorge & Co., Broker,

Exchange Broker,.................. Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Merchant, J. D. Humphreys & Son,.

Broker, E. S. Kadoorie & Co.,.... Broker, E. S. Kadoorie & Co.,.... Inspector of Works, Standard Oil Co.,.. Manager, H. N. Cooper & Co., Asst., Holland China Trading Co., Assistant. P. M. S. S. Co., Stenographer, Standard Oil Co., Foreman Shipwright, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Clerk, H'kong & S'hai Bank Asst., P. & O. Co., Foreman,

Assistant, China Borneo Co., Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Clerk, HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Manager, Hongkong Steam Water Boat

Co., Ltd.,

Merchant, Holland China Trading Co., Actg. Manager, Bank of Taiwan,

Civil Engineer, Punchard, Lowther & Co.,

On premises.

14 Austin Avenue, Kowloon. 4 Humphreys' Avenue, Kowloon. 4 Humphreys' Avenue, Kowloon. King Edward Hotel.

5 Beaconsfield Arcade. Kowloon Docks.

On premises.

8 Humphreys' Avenue, Kowloon. On premises.

Glenshiel, 125 Barker Road, Peak. Hongkong Hotel. On premises.

East Point.

4 Kimberley Villas, Kowloon. Ou premises.

11 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. East Point.

Quarndon, 2 Peak Road. Ou premises.

King's Building.

2 Conduit Road.

36, Caine Road.

On premises.

Intra Muros, 76 Caine Road.

5 Caine Road.

On premises.

Quarry Bay Shipyard.

3 Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay.

On premises. Quarry Bay.

37 Robinson Road.

14 Macdonnell Road.

40 & 41, Praya East.

2 Wyndham Street.

Villa D'Alva, Kennedy Road. Peak Hotel. Connaught Hotel.

Kurrahjeen. 7 Peak Road. The Den, Castle Steps. 6 East Avenue, Kowloon. Ian Mor, Peak Road.

Modreenagh, Peak. Prince's Building. Lai-chi-kok.

3A Wyndham Street, Alexandra Building. 127 Barker Road, Peak. Hotel Baltimore.

Kowloon Docks.

Queen's Building. On premises.

11 Mountain View, Peak. Quarry Bay Shipyard.

1 Lyeemoon Villas, Kowloon, On premises.

43 Caine Road.

43 Caine Road, Alexandra Building. 11 Macdonnell Road. 82, Peak.

NAME IN FULL.

10

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

K-Continued.

King, Walter

Kinnaird, John Daniel Kirchloff, Fritz Kistowsky, Fritz von. Kitzmanti, John Charles Klein, Arthur....... Klinck, Charles

Klinnanek, Philipp Harding... Knight, Charles Crosby.. Knox. Lefferts

Knyvett, Paul Karl Kong Kim Fung

König, Carl Heinrich Ratje Köster, Ernst August Kraeutler, Albert

Krebs, Hugo Karl Julius

Kruse, Bernhard Antou.............. Kullmann, John George Willy Kyles, John

Lambert, John

L

Lumbert, John James Bain Lammert, Alexander Herbert Lammert, Frank...

Lammert, Lionel Eugene Lamperski, Albert Wilhelm Lane, Edward Courtenay Lang, Archibald Orr Langley, Albert Percy Langstein, Ludwig Victor...... Lapsley, Robert

Laurenz, Rudolph

Lau Wan Kai............

Lau Yan-pan

Leask, William Loughton

Lee, Corinth Henry

Lee, James..

Lehrs, Paul...

Lemm, John

Lester, Hugh William

Leung Fee Cooke

Lenz, Rudolph

Levy, Isaac Simon.

Levy, Silas Simon

Libeaud, Carl Ernest.

Lieb, Fritz ...

Lightfoot, Sidney

Little, James

Li Wai Lam

Lochead, James

Logan, James Douglas Logan, William Clements Long, Edward Arthur Longuet, Carl Wilhelm. Lorria, Felix

Loureiro, Peter

Bookseller, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Merchant,

Godown Manager, Nordd. Lloyd., Merchant, Grossmann & Co., Assistant, Lauts, Wegener & Co., Manager, HIK. Rope ManufacturingCo.,

Ld.,

Assistant, Holland China Trading Co., ... Clerk, Butterfield & Swire,

District Manager, China Mutual Insurance,

Co.,

Local Manager, Vacuum Oil Co., Assistant, A Chee & Co., Assistant, Melchers & Co., Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Accountant, Russo Chinese Bank, Marine Supt., Nordd. Lloyd,

Asst., Deutsch Asiatische Bank,. Banker,

Engineer, Dock Co.,

Surveyer to Lloyd's Register,.. Civil Engineer, .....

Assistant, G. P. Lammert, Auctioneer, Wine Merchant, Caldbeck, MacGregor &

Co.,

Assistant, G. P. Lammert, Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Asst., Union Ince. Society of Canton, Ld., Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,.............. Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Carlowitz & Co,.

Assistant Secty., The Tung On Fire Ince.

Co, L,...

Paper Manufacturer,

Civil Engineer, Leigh & Orange,

Office Assistant,

Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery,

Clerk, Sander, Wieler & Co.,

Architect,

Asst., Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Coal Merchant, &c.,

Clerk, Sander, Wieler & Co.,

Clerk, S. J. David & Co.,

Bookkeeper, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,................

Asst., Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Asst., Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Electrician, Dock Co.,

3 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. East Point.

Quarndon, 2, Peak.

Coombe Villas, 152 Magazine Gap. Exmoor, 15 Conduit Road.

On premises.

10 Arbuthnot Road.

On premises. On premises.

Alexandra Building. King's Building.

17a Queen's Road Central. On promises.

Queen's Building.

3 Lycemoon Villas, Kowloon.

1 Austin Villas, Des Voeux Road,

Kowloon.

Club Germania.

Club Germania. Kowloon Docks.

4 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon. 4 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon. Duddell Street.

Benfica, Robinson Road. Duddell Street. On premises.

7 Mountain View, Peak. St. George's Building. Aberdeen Dock.

9 Kennedy Road.

Kowloon Docks,

2 Connaught Road.

2 Bonham Strand West.

1 Aberdeen.

On premises.

80 Staunton Street.

Bowrington.

Prince's Building.

7 Humphreys' Avenue, Kowloon.

6 Park View, Lyttleton Road.

53 Connaught Road.

Prince's Building.

8 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon,

7 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon.

2 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon. Strathallan, 31 Robinson Road. Kowloon Docks.

Furnishing Salesman, Lane, Crawford &Co., On, premises.

Chief Clerk, Flour Mills,.....

Asst., Taikoo Sugar Refinery,. Foreman Boiler Maker, Dock Co., Acct., D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Stenographer, Standard Oil Co.,.... Merchant, Kruse & Co., Mechanical Engineer,

Acet., National Bank of China, Ld.,

Lüders, Eduard Carl Ferdinand Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Lysaught, John

M

MacAskill, Kenneth Roderick.. Macdonald, Donald

Macdonald, Donald

MacGillivray, James Paterson Margowan, Robert John Mackie, Charles Gordon

Stewart

....

Engineer, W. Lysaught & Son,

Clerk, Butterfield & Swire,

Civil Engineer, B. & S.'s Shipyard, Engineer and Surveyor, Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Clerk, HK & K. W. & Godown Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,.........

Junk Bay. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Hotel.

1 West End Terrace. Hotel Mansions.

Villa Lucia, Pokfulum.

2 The Albany.

67 Mount Kellett, Peak. 131 Wanchai Road.

Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay.

1 Clifton Gardens, Conduit Road. Seymour Terrace.

On premises.

68 Mount Kellett, Peak.

Queen's Building.

NAME IN FULL.

11

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

M-Continued.

Mackintosh, Frederick

Alexander

Madar, Hussian Pillay Makeham, Charles Malden, George Fletcher Manners, John

Manuk, Malcolm

Marcenaro, Ettore Tomaso

Michell

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Clerk, King Edward Hotel,... Asst., Dairy Farm Co.,................ Engineer, Tramway Co., Asst., Siemssen & Co.,............. Acet., Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,

Asst., Carlowitz & Co.,

Marney, Victor Emile Torcan de Assistant, Dodwell & Co., La.,

Marston, Lionel

Martin, James

Mast, Edward

Matsda, Kichita

Matsuki, Teisaburo Matsushima, Tetsuo

Matthews, John Frederick May, Ernest Alfred George May, George Howard MeBryde, William Gray McCorquodale, John McCubbin, John McCubbin, John..... McDonagh, William J.

McDougall, Alex. Marcellino.. McGlashan, James.. McGrew, John P. McHugh, Francis Edwards MeHutchon, James Maitland. McIntyre, Johu McIntyre, Wilson MeKirdy, Archibald

McNeill, Duncan

McRobie, Frank............ Mead, James Henry Meek, John.......

Mehta, Byramjce Kaikhusbroo

Melvin, James Dewar Menzies, John Messuer, Karl Frauz

Meyer, August Johann

Hermann

Meyer, Johannes Emil Meyer, Harry Albert.. Meyer, Oscar

Michael, Sassoon Hai

Michael, Solomon Jacob Millar, Andrew William Millar, Edmund Reid........

Millar, John

Miller, John Finlay

Miller, Joseph Oswald Miller, Robert...

Milroy, Anthony Alex. Heron Minami, Shunji Mistry, Kharshedji Dhunjibhoy| Mitchell, John

Mittell, Carl Joseph Franz Miyasaki, Kingo................ Mody, Bezonjce Kawasjee Mody, Kaikhusroo

Nusserwanjee

Moffatt, George Moir, Alexander.... Möller, Johannes Montjamont, R. de... Moore, Sydney Moosa, Omar Cassam More, Chas. Andrew Morfey, Alan

Mori, Benjiro

Morphew, George

Morrison, James Robertson Morrison, John Dougal

Supt., China Light & Power Co., Ld., Draughtsman, Dock Co.,

Clerk, C. P. Railway Co., Manager, Toyo Kisen Kaisha,

Merchant. Mitsu Bishi Goshi Kwaisha, Clerk,

Diver, B. & S.'s Shipyard, Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Bookseller, Kelly & Walsh, Ld.,. Draughtsman, Dock Co.,..

Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Engineer, Gas Co.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, P. M. S. S. Co., Mercantile Assistant, Shipwright, Dock Co.,. Millwright, Flour Mills,

Chief Accountant, Standard Oil Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Asst., Taikoo Sugar Refinery,. Asst., Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Asst., Taikoo Sugar Refinery,.. Boiler Maker, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Engineer, B. & S.'s Shipyard,............ Bookseller, Kelly & Walsh, Ld... Jeweller, G. Falconer & Co.,

| Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Shipbuilder, Dock Co.,....

Cargo Official, North German Lloyd,................

Bookkeeper, Melchers & Co., ... Assistant, Meyer & Co.,

Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,

Assistant, China Export Import & Bank

Cie........

Stock Broker,

Stock Broker, Gubbay & Michael,. Timekeeper, Dock Co.,

Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Engineer, Bradley & Co., Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Banker,

Superintendent, Sailors' Home, Manager, Ataka & Co., Assistant, S. J. David & Co.,................ Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Merchant, Wm. Meyerink & Co., Assistant, Mitsu Bishi Goshi Kwaisha, Bookkeeper, Weismann Ld.,

Clerk, King Edward Hotel,..... Assistant, Shewan Tomes & Co., Manager, Peak Hotel,

Clerk,

Chief Assistant, Messageries Maritimes,... Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Merchant,

Chief Clerk, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Asst. Manager, Nipon Yusen Kaisha, Foreman, Butterfield & Swire,

Sub. Acct., Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Engineer, Dock Co.,.........

On premises.

20 Yee Wo Street. Pokfulum.

On premises.

1 Lochill Terrace, Kowloon.

4 Morrison Hill Road.

2 Connaught Road. 3 Park View.

Hang Hom.

1 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon.

13 Macdonnell Road.

6 Macdonnell Road.

4 Macdonnell Road. 3 Conduit Road.

Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay. 6 Park View, Lyttleton Road. Carlton House.

1 Kimberley Villas.

3 Great George St., East Point. Gas Works, West Point.

Sea View Terrace, Quarry Bay. Hotel Baltimore.

45 Elgin Street. Cosmopolitan Dock.

Junk Bay.

Hotel Mansions.

Ou premises.

Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. Sea View Terrace, Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

Beryl, Garden Road, Kowloon, Hotel Mansions.

Room No. 11, College Chambers,

Wyndham Street.

1 Lyeemoon Terrace, Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks.

6 East Terrace, Kowloon.

On premises.

King's Building, 4 Connaught Road. The Den, Castle Steps.

1 Queen's Gardens, Peak Road.

2 Century Crescent, Kennedy Road. 2 Chancery Lane. Cosmopolitan Dock. Alexandra Building. A. S. Watson & Co. Peak Hotel.

On premises.

11 Queen's Road Central.

On premises.

3 Conduit Road.

60 Hollywood Road.

Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay.

Alpha Villa, East Avenue, Kowloon. 4 Garden Road, Kowloon.

Humphrey's Avenue, Kowloon.

On premises.

Greencroft, Robinson Road, Kowloon. On premises.

2 Conmanght Rond.

Queen's Building.

Hotel Mansions.

1 and 3 D'Aguilar Street.

3 Morrison Hill.

East Point.

Stonehenge, 5 Robinson Road.

7 Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay. On premises.

Kowloon Docks.

NAME IN FULL.

12

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

M-Continued.

Moses, Elias Joseph Moses, Sassoon Ezra Moses, William Byren Moss, Dennis Kebir Moulder, Augustus Moutric, Sidney Edward Muat, William Francis Muble, Heinrich Ludwig Muir, John Greig Mullan, Thomas John Munro, Roland George Murphy, Edward Owen. Murphy, Lewis Newton.. Murray, Douglas Bennett

Murray, James Smith.. Musso, Luigi A. Musso, Salvadore...

N

Nakayama, Hyoma..... Naudin, Vincent Alphonse Neave, Elvine Hugh Neave, Thomas

Neidt, Arthur Carl Wilhelm Neilsen, Donald McLaren Neville, Samuel Arthur........ Newall, Stuart George

Newman, Kenneth Charles

Horton.......

Nicholls, William Nicholson, Reginald Nicholson, William Nicolai, Friedrich Nielsen, Jens Peter Nietert, Harry

Nilsson, Arthur Gustaf

Vilhelm

Norrie, Thomas Brydie Nye, Percival Herbert

Oates, Thomas

O

Obrembski, Marian...

Ogilvie, Alexander

Ohme, Alfred

Oldenberg, Hermann Adolf

Lorenz

Olliffe, Orris Charles......

Olson, John

O'Neill, Charles Augustine Ortlepp, Heinrich Friedrich Osborne, James William Osborne, John....... Osmund, Arthur Frederick Osmund, James Daniel Ötten, Gerhardus

Otto, Walter Adolph Henry Owen, Edward

Owen, Mackertich Cyril

Thaddeus Arathoon Owen, Owen Elias..

P

Packham, Ralph

Page, Harry William..... Palmer, Henry Thomas. Parker, Albert Ernest Parker, William Edward

Broker, J. R. Michael & Co., Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Manager, Connaught House Hotel, Assistant, Ross & Co.,... Merchant,

Mercantile Assistant, Engineer, Electric Light Company, Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Civil Engineer, B. & S.'s Shipyard, Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Engineer, W. S. Bailey & Co., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Assistant, Union Insurance Society of

Canton, Ld.,

Engineer,

Merchant,

Marine Engineer,

Manager, Mitsui Bussan Kaisha,

Diver,

Belilios Terrace. 4 Peak Road. On premises. Peak Hotel.

14 Austin Avenue, Kowloon. Kowloon.

Electric Works, Wanchai. On premises.

Sea View Terrace, Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

East Point,

Highlands, Kimberley Road, On premises.

4 Cameron Villas, Peak.

[Kowloon.

63 Kowloon City Road. Stowford, 12 Bonham Road. 46 Morrison Hill Road.

15 Macdonnell Road.

111 Queen's Road East.

Assistant, HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., | 6 Cameron Terrace, Kowloon. Dock Co.,

Merchant,

Foreman Boiler Maker, Dock Co., Assistant Wharfinger, Taikoo Sugar Refy., Manager, South British Fire and Marine

Insurance Company,

Electrical Engineer, Hongkong Electric

Co., L..

Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Merchant,

Assistant Supt. Engineer, Nordd. Lloyd,... Stenographer, Pacific Mail S. S. Co.,

Chemist, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,.. Acct., International Banking Corp., Electrical Engineer,

Foreman Joiner, Dock Co., Chemist, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Tuner, Robinson Piano Co., Ld., Clerk, Sander, Wieler & Co.,

Assistant, Meyer & Co., Assistant, Commercial Union Assurance

Co., Lủ,

Building Contractor, C. E. Warren & Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Reuter Brockelmann & Co., Proprietor, Kowloon Hotel,..... Engine Driver, Tramway Co.,.. Clerk, Lauts, Wegener & Co., Clerk, China Sugar Refinery, Bookkeeper, Java-China-Japan Lijn,.. Assistant, Kruse & Co., Broker,

Assistant, A. H. Rennie & Co., Manager, Occidental Hotel,....

Cargo Supt., IIK. & K. W. & Godown

Co., Ltd.,

Assistant, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Manager, Singer Machine Co., Timekeeper, Dock Co.,

Kowloon Docks.

Alpha, East Avenue, Kowloon. Cosmopolitan Dock. Quarry Bay.

4 Cameron Villas, Peak.

Testa, Wing Fung Street, Wanchai. Kowloon Docks. On premises. Hongkong Club. Quarndon, 2, Peak.

6 East Terrace, Kowloon. Queen's Building.

Quarry Bay.

1 Cameron Villas, Peak. 14 Robinson Road, Kowloon.

Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay, Des Voeux Road, Club Germania.

On premises.

Des Vænx Road.

30 Des Voeux Road Central. Quarry Bay.

Prince's Building.

On premises.

30 Queen's Road East.

3 Rednaxella Terrace, Peel Street.

6 Rednaxella Terrace, Peel Street. St. George's House, Kennedy Road. Hotel Mansions.

Hongkong Club.

2 Chater Road.

On premises.

5 Victoria View, Kowloon.

Dairy Farm Depôt, Robinson Road, Quarry Bay.

la Wyndham Street. Kowloon Docks.

[Kowloon.

}

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NAME IN FULL.

13

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

P--Continued.

Parr, Edward Victor David Paterson, John Peacock, John

Pearce, Thomas Ernest. Pearson, James

Pearson, John Henry.... Pearson, Richard William...

Peche, Ivanhoe Pedersen, Charles

Pentycross, Frederick Hazel... Perrie, Robert

Perry, Isaac Samuel Pestonji, Rustom

Petigural, Dinshah Jamsetjee, Philpot, Leonard Daniel Pickering, George..... Piens, Charles.....

Pigott, Chetwynd Botry

Pigrum, William Tertius Vale Piper, Christian

Plage, Philip

Plummer, John Archibald

Temple

Plummer, Lewis Polley, John David Potten, Stanley E. G. Potts, Patrick Cumming Priedsmann, Herrmann Georg Prien, Peter George Friedrich Pritchard, Harry Fitzpatrick Pugh, Alfred John Puncheon, James

Purcell, William Harris..

Putley, Arthur Charles

Pye, Edmund Burns

Assistant, P. & O. Co., Exchange Broker,

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, J. D. Hutchison & Co.,. Iron Moulder, Dock Co.,

Manager, Robinson Piano Co., Ld., Chief Storekeeper, Punchard Lowther &

Co.,

Timekeeper, B. & S.'s Shipyard, Brakesman, Peak Tramway, Clerk, HK, & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Stenographer, International Bankg. Corp., Manager, R. S. Woonwalla & Co., Architect,

Foreman, China Sugar Refinery,

11 Mountain View, Peak.

1, Prince's Building.

Quarry Bay.

London Mission, 2 Bonham Road. Kowloon Docks.

7 Caine Road.

Carlton House, Ice House Street. Quarry Bay.

15 St. Francis Street, Wanchai. On premises. Quarry Bay.

Des Voeux Road. 5 Seymour Terrace. 2 Hollywood Road.

Hotel Mansions. East Point.

Clerk, HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Ld., 8 East Terrace, Kowloon.

Representative, Vacuum Oil Co., Bookkeeper, Standard Oil Company, Clerk, Sander, Wieler & Co., Foreman, China Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, Bradley & Co.,.............. Chief Clerk, P. & O. Co., Gunner, P. & O. Co., Assistant, W. Powell Ld., Broker, E. S. Kadoorie & Co., Merchant, Hamburg-Amerika Line, Assistant, F. Blackhead & Co., Assistant, Vacuum Oil Co., Assistant, Denison, Ram & Gibbs, Foreman Plater, Dock Co., Accountant, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., Clerk, IIK. & S'hai Bank, Chartered Accountant,

Swire,

Butterfield

&

Hongkong Hotel.

4 Chater Street, Kennedy Town. Ou premises.

Bowrington.

2 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon.

11 Mountain View, Poak.

5 Cameron Terrace, Kowloon. 28 Queen's Road Central. Kingsclere, Kennedy Road. York Building.

4 East Terrace, Kowloon. Hongkong Hotel.

17 Beaconsfield Arcade. Kowloon Docks.

3 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. On premises.

1 Connaught Road.

Q

Quinn, John

R

Steward, Hongkong Club,

Hongkong Club.

Ralfeek, Mahomed

Ram, Harry

Ramsay, James

Ramsay, Joseph Marshall..

Ramsay, William

Rapp, Fritz....

Rapp, Gustav.

Rapp, Herman

Raptis, John Hadrian

Rattey, William James

Raven, Arthur Robert Fenton. Ray, Edward Henry Raymond, Albert

Raymond, Edward Benjamin Raymond, Ellis

Razack, Moosa Abdool Reeves, Henry

Reiners, Walter Edward

Reynolds, Frank Oswald Richards, Thomas James

Richardson, Hedley Thomas... Riegen, Johannes von Ritchie, Archibald, Ritchie, Archibald..........

Ritchie, James Reidford Ritchie, Jobu Cameron Roberts, Arthur Griffith

Robertson, John

Robertson, Thomas Watson

Juzoll w

Clerk, Osaka Soshen Kaisha, Assistant, John Lemm, Architect, Foreman Turner, Dock Co.,..... Foreman Shipbuilder, Dock Co., Supt. Engineer, Butterfield & Swire, Asst., A. S. Watson & Co., Lil...................... Clerk, J. D. Humphreys & Son, Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, Dock Co., Architect, Broker,

Assistant, S. J. David & Co., Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Publican,

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Clerk, P. M. S. S. Co., Civil Engineer, Assistant, Brick Works,

Supt., Engineer, C. P. Railway Co., Suptg. Engineer, Nordd. Lloyd, Merchant,

Supt., United Asbestos Oriental Agency

Ld.,

Foreman Mason, B. & S.'s Shipyard, Mason, Panchard, Lowther & Co., Civil Engineer, Punchard, Lowther & Co., Clerk,

Mechanical Engineer, H.K. & K. W. &

Godown Co., Ld.,

118 Hollywood Road, 3 Shing Wong Street. Cosmopolitan Dock. Kowloon Docks.

5 Morrison Hill. Alexandra Building.

4 East Avenue, Kowloon. A. S. Watson & Co., Ld. Nullah Terrace, Quarry Bay. Cosmopolitan Dock. Alexandra Building.

8 Macdonnell Road. 56 Caine Road.

& Barrow Terrace, Kowloon.

8 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. 18A Stanley Street.

On premises.

61 Robinson Road.

The Haystack, Peak.

Deep Water Bay.

3 Canton Villas, Kowloon. Woollomay, Des Voeux Rd., K'loon. 236 Mongkok, North.

Holyrood, Kowloon. Quarry Bay. 68 Caine Road. The Haystock, Peak. California, Macdonnell Road.

Kimberley Villas, Kowloon.

NAME IN FULL.

14

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

R-Continued.

Robinson, Albert Edward

Robinson, Walter Vaughan

Robson, John James

Rodger, John .....

Rogers, Charles

Rogge, Carl Heinrich

Rombach, Joseph Albert Romero, Elado Gregorio Rose, Louis Augustus Rose, William Edward

Ross, William Walker Gibson Ronse, Athol Bernard

Bernhard

Rowoldt, Royer, Henri

Rutherford, Norman Hubert... Rutter, Robert Vart Ruttonjee, Hormusjee Ruttonjec, Jehangir Hormusjec,|

S

Saint-Pierre, René

Samy, Arthur Poonoo Sandford, Henry Chamberlain. Sasaki, Osamu

Saunders, George Haward Sayer, George John Budds.... Sayle, Robert Theophilus

Dalton

Schellhass, Albrecht Wilhelm. Schierenberg, Hermann Wil-

hem

Schlüter, Hakon Axel Schmidt, Carl Julius

Schmidt, Wilhelm

Schmidtboru, Albert

Schneider, Otto Hugo

Schönfelder, Heinrich August

Adolf,

Schröder, Alfred.......... Schröter, Carl Christian

Hermann

Schröter, Johann Georg

Ludwig .... Schueen, Rudolph Julius

  Christian Schullenbach, Carl..................... Schumacher, Carl Bernhard

Hellmut

Schwandes, Ernest Hermann

Bernhard

Schwarzkopft, Friderich

  Johann Rudolph................ Scott, Colin Cunningham Scriven, Henry Ernest

Seggie, Thomas

Seth, Enos......

Seth, John Hennessey

Seth, Seth Arathoon

Seydler, Richard Albert Benno

Curt

Shand, Thomas

Shaw, Alfred

Shaw, Ernest

Shaw, James Toller

Shea, James Jerry

Sheffield, Alfred .......

Shennan, Herbert Bromfield Shepherd, Edgar Bruce

Shewan, William Thomson

Manager, H. Price & Co.,

2 Century Crescent, Kennedy Road.

General Manager, W. Robinson & Co., Ld., ] 7 Caine Road.

Engineer, Dock Co...................

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,. Shipbroker, etc.,

Merchant, Merchant,

Assistant, E. M. Hazeland, Architect, Asst., China Mutual Life Ince, Co., Ld.,... Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Assistant, Union Insurance Society of

Canton, Ld.,

Assistant, Sander, Wieler & Co.... Clerk, A. R. Marty,.. Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Forger, Dock Co., Merchant, H. Ruttonjee & Co., Merchant, H. Ruttonjec & Co.,

Cashier, Banque de l' Indo-Chine, Architect, John Lemm, Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Assistant, Mitsu Bishi Goshi Kwaisha, Builder, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,. Civil Engineer, ....

Assistant, Dock Co.,.............. Exchange Broker,

Assistant, Ferd. Bornemann,

Assistant, Reuter, Bröckelmann & Co., Asst., China Export Import & Bank Cie., Clerk, Jebsen & Co.,

Assistant, Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, Clerk, Jebsen & Co.,

Chemist, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, Jebsen & Co.,

Merchant, Meyer & Co.,

Merchant,

Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Merchant, Ferd. Bornemann,

Assistant, Deutsch Asiatische Bank

Manager, F. Blackhead & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Furnishing Salesman, Lane, Crawford

& Co., Banker,

Secretary, Humphreys Estate & Finance

Co., Ltd.,

Acct., &c., Percy Smith & Seth,. Secretary, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,.

Kowloon Docks.

East Point.

On premises. Hongkong Club.

2 Bay View, Kowloon.

9 Lower Castle Road.

11 Morrison Hill, Gap Road. 46 Elgin Street. East Point.

4 Cameron Villas, Peak. Hotel Mansions.

Des Voeux Road Central. Chater's Bungalow, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

39 Elgin Road, Kowloon. 39 Elgin Road, Kowloon,

Hongkong Club.

28 Bonham Road. On premises.

4 Macdonnell Road. Quarry Bay.

Tang Yuen, 18 Macdonnell Road.

3 Stewart Terrace, Peak.

21 Conduit Road.

3 Observatory Villas, Kowloon. Kowloon.

1 Queen's Garden, Peak Road. On premises.

Hansa Villa, Peak.

3 Observatory Villas, Kowloon.

Quarry Bay. On premises.

Shorncliffe, Garden Road,

Derrington, Peak Road.

Hotel Mansions.

Sea View Terrace, Quarry Bay.

6 Queen's Road Central.

Magdalene Terrace, 149 Magazine

St. George's Building. On premises.

On premises. Hongkong Club.

Norman Cottage, Peak Road.

Norman Cottage, Peak Road.

Norman Cottage, Peak Road.

Manager, China Export Import & Bk. Cie., On premises.

Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Manager, Cotton Mills,

Assistant, Cotton Mills,

Tailor,

Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,....................

Assistant Supt., Fitting Dept., Gas Co.,

Clerk, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, Hongkong Land Investment &

Agency Co., Ld., .... Merchant,

Quarry Bay.

East Point.

East Point. 35 Conduit Road. Hongkong Hotel, 1 Bonham Road. On premises.

Hongkong Hotel.

4 Robinson Road.

[Gap.

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NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

S-Continued.

Shibuya, Yonetaro Shipley, Lionel Henry Shroff, Framroze Pestonji Sibbit, John James Siebler, Hugo Oscar Siebs, Hans August Silas, Charles David

Silas, David Hai..... Silbermann, Isydor... Silva, Francisco Filomeno

Eça da

Silva, Porphyrio Maria

Nolasco da

Simcock, Philip

Simmonds, John Frederick

Norris

Simms, Henry George

Sinclair, Angus

Skinner, Thomas

Skött, Christian

Skött, Hans Slade, Thomas Slaney, Albert Edward Smith, Alfred Brooke Smith, Arthur William Smith, Eric Grant Smith, George Smith, George Morton Smith, Horace Percy, Smyth, Frank....

Snowman, Albert Washington Soares, Adão Maria de Lourdes Soares, Alfredo Francisco de

Jesus

Soares, Francisco Paulo de

Vasconcellos

Soolemanjee, Essoofally Soonderam, Rammisamy Sorby, Vincent

Souza, Miguel Angelo Antonio Spafford, Thomas Spalckhaver, Wilhelm Otto

Christian Spens, Reginald Norman Squair, Alexander Cook Staeger, Oscar..... Stalmann, Robert

Stebbing, William Thomas Steel, David Thomson Stein, Alexis Low Steiner, Charles, Stephens, Herbert

Stevenson,

Allan

Stevenson, Robert

Stewart, John Wemyss.. Stewart, Walter Merton Stewart, William Stewart, William Stockhausen, Curt Gottlob

Gustav....

Stoltz, Olav

Stone, Paul Emil Frederic Stopani, John Andrew Stoppa, William Christain

Paul

Stoucham, Herbert F. Stubbings, John James... Sullivan, Charles Daniel Summers, Edwin Henry Spark Sutherland, Percy Duffus Sutherland, Robert Swart, Schelto

Assistant, Mitsu Bishi Goshi Kwaisha,... 4 Garden Road, Kowloon.

Assistant, C. P. Railway Co., Clerk, S. J. David & Co., Head Timekeeper, Dock Co., Manager, Soap Works,.... Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Assistant, Dock Co., Merchant,

Hotel Keeper, "Globe Hotel ",

Clerk, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,

Printer, Guedes & Co.,................. Assistant Engineer, G. I. Cement Co.,

Ld.,

Clerk, Dock Co.,

Ins. Agent, North China Ins. Co.,

Marine Superintendent, Indo-China S. N.

Co.,...

Marine Surveyor, Dodwel! & Co., Ld., Assistant, Skött & Co., Merchant, Skött & Co.,

Foreman, B. & S.'s Shipyard,.. Foreman, Punchard, Lowther & Co. Assistaut, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Foreman Carpenter, Dock Co., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Chartered Acct., Percy Smith & Seth,. Broker, Vernon & Smyth, Asst., East Asiatic Trading Co.,........... Merchant,

Merchant,

Assistant, P. & O. Co., Merchant,

Clerk, Hongkong Hotel, Electrical Engineer, IIK. Electric Co., Ld., Manager, Campbell, Moore & Co., ................... Storekeeper, Punchard, Lowther & Co.,...

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Bookkeeper & Cashier, Dock Co., Accountant, Russo-Chinese Bank, Assistant, Ferd. Bornemann, Printer, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., Bookkeeper,

13 Macdonnell Road.

4 Ashley Road, Kowloon, On premises. Shaukiwan Road.

Victoria Lodge, Peak Road.

College Chambers. College Chambers. Queen's Road Central.

3 Robinson Road, Kowloon.

4 Seymour Terrace.

On premises.

Kowloon Docks,

2 Lyeemoon Villas, Kowloon.

Peak Hotel.

2 Canton Villas, Kowloon. Hotel Mansions.

10 Des Voeux Road, Quarry Bay.

Naval Yard Extension.

East Point.

35 Conduit Road.

Craigieburn, Peak. Kowloon Docks.

Hazledene, Robinson Road.

5 Queen's Road.

Victoria Building, 5, Queen's Road.

10 Seymour Terrace.

24 Robinson Road.

24 Robinson Road.

6 Caine Road.

23 and 25 Gage Street. Hongkong Hotel.

Yesla, Wing Fung Street, Wanchai. 4A Upper Mosque Terrace. 12 San Wa Fong.

2 Bay View, Kowloon. Deacon's Bungalow, Pokfulum. 4 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon. On premises.

6 Queen's Road Central. Connaught House.

35 Conduit Road.

Manager, Sun Life Asce. Co. of Canada,. Roseneath, 2 Garden Road, Kowloon. Chief Engineer, Flour Mills, Merchant,

Assistant Manager, Dairy Farm Co., L., Civil Engineer, Punchard, Lowther & Co., Assistant, China Sugar Refinery, Manager, W. H. Boyd & Co.,............. Foreman, B. & S.'s Shipyard, Saw Mill Manager, Dock Co.,

Assistant, F. Blackhead & Co., Ship Broker.

Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Engineer, Rope Manufacturing Co.,

Broker,

Banker, International Bankg. Corp., Electrical Engineer, HK. Electric Co., Ld., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Storekeeper, HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Assistant, C. P. Railway Co.,....... Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Manager, East Asiatic Trading Co.,..

Junk Bay.

50 Queen's Road Central. Pokfulum.

Carlton House, Ice House Street. 2 Great George Street, East Point. Hongkong Hotel.

Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

12 Bay View, East Road, Kowloon.

3 Victoria View, Kowloon.

14 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. 2 Kimberley Villas, Kowloon.

7 & 8 Hotel Mansions. On premises.

Yesla, Wing Fung Street, Wanchai. Joss House, Quarry Bay. 6 Ashley Road, Kowloon. Hongkong Hotel. 106, Peak.

Exmoor, Conduit Road.

**

NAME IN FULL.

16

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

Tang Chee

T

Taraporewala, Bejanjee

Ardeshir

Tarrant, Ernest Norsworthy... Tarrant, John Arthur

Tata, Fariborze Kaikavos Tatam, John

Tayler, Henry Herbert Taylor, Alexander.... Taylor, Frank Harold Taylor, William Taylor, William

Tegner, Ludvig Ferdinand

Templeton, David........ Terrill, William James Terry, Edgar William Terry, Wallace

Tester, Percy

Thiel, Carl Heinrich Thiessen, Adolf Johannes

Martin

Thomas, Christopher Boswood Thomas, Harry Philip Thomas, Francis Henry Thomas, John Alexander

Griffith

Thompson, Myron Lewis, Thorne, Stanley Moritz....

Tibbey, Henry Macpherson

Tiefenbacher, Hans Max Tillmann, Henry Tohdow, Daizo

Tollan, Duncan

Tong Tze-san.

Toppin, James

Tulip, Wilfred

Merchant, Dang Chee Son & Co.,

Clerk, Tata & Co.,

Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Acting Secretary, A. S. Watson & Co.,

Ld.,

Commission Agent,

Butcher, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Engineer,

Barman, King Edward Hotel,.... Chemist, China Sugar Refinery, Pattern-maker, Dock Co., Sub-Accountant, International Banking

Corporation,

Sugar Refiner, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, Punchard, Lowther & Co., Engineer, Gas Co.,

Assistant, W. Powell Ld.,

Assistant, Commercial Union Assurance,

Co., Ll.,

3 Carnarvon Road, Kowloon.

43 Hollywood Road. Alexandra Building.

1 Canton Villas, Kowloon.

4 Queen's Building.

28 Morrison Hill Road. Summerville, 157 Wanchai Road.. 1 Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay. On premises.

East Point.

Kowloon Docks.

Hok-ün Cement Works. Corn Hill, Quarry Bay.

14 Morrison Hill, Gap Road. Gas Works, West Point. Alexandra Building.

Hongkong Club Annexe.

Merchant, Reuter, Brockelmann & Co.,...] Prince's Building.

Assistant, F. Blackhead & Co., Architect, W. Danby,

Assistant, C. P. Railway Co.,.. Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Clerk, W. R. Loxley & Co.,

3 Queen's Gardens.

5 Queen's Garden, Peak Road. Hotel Mansions.

On premises.

73 Praya East.

Supt. of Construction, Standard Oil Co., . Hongkong Hotel. Sub-Accountant, Chartered Bank of

I. A. & C.,....................

Shipping Agent, MacGregor Bros.

& Gow,

Merchant, Wm. Meyerink & Co., Foreman,

Manager, Bank of Taiwan,

3 Queen's Road Central.

On premises.

On premises.

20 Shaukiwan Road.

11 Macdonnell Road.

Electrician, China & Japan Telephone Co., | Ice House Street.

Secretary, Tung On Fire In'ce Co., Ld., .

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co,

Torrence, Robert McAllister... Tuner, Robinson Piano Co., Ld.,

Tully, John

Turnbull, Thomas Guthrie Turner, Isaac

Turner, Richard Rennie

Turner, William Cecil Dutton

Tuxford, Alfred Stanley

Tyack, Arthur Henry

Ü Cheukman

U

Uldall, Sofus Vilhelm August Underwood, Joseph Harry

Unsworth, Richard

Urban, Federico

V

Vernon, Frederic Lewis..... Vincenot, Louis

Vivian, James...

Vollbrecht, Ernst Oscar Rudolf Voort, Reinbard Theodoor

Frederik Von der

Vorster, Julius Otto

Draughtsman, Dock Co., ....

Engineer, Dock Co.,.....

Assistant, C. P. R'way Co., Head Watchman, Dock Co.,

Clerk, Shewan, Tomes & Co,

| Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,..

Opthalmic Optician,...

2 Bonham Strand.

35 Elgin Road, Kowloon. 157 Wanchai Road,

1 Knutsford Terrace. Kowloon Docks. Alexandra Building. Kowloon Docks. 13 Macdonnell Road.

On premises. 74 Caine Road.

Civil Engineer, Punchard, Lowther & Co., Hongkong Club.

Chief Clerk, I On Marine and Fire

Insurance Co., Ld.,

Manager, G. I. Cement Co., Ld., Chemist, China Sugar Refinery, Berthing Master, HK. & K. W. &

Godown Co., Ld.,

Clerk, Siemssen & Co.,.....

Foreman,

Merchant,

Foreman, Punchard, Lowther & Co., Manager, F. Blackhead & Co.,

24 & 26 Bonham Strand West. Kowloon City Road, Kowloon. 165. Praya East.

3 Victoria View, Kowloon..

2 Knutsford Terrace.

21 Saukiwan Road.

50 Queen's Road Central. Naval Yard Extension.

3 Queen's Gardens, Peak Road.

Bookkeeper, Java-China-Japan Lijn,................ 37 Robinson Road. Assistant, Meyer & Co.,

On premises.

W

Wadekind, Bruno Waldemar... Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Wagner, Otto.

Walker, James

Ward, Arthur Jacob

Watchmaker, Ganpp & Co.,..... Manager, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Electrical Engineer, Dock Co.,

On premises.

Forebank W., 143 Magazine Gap. Sassoon's Villa, Pokfulum. Kowloon Docks.

?

NAME IN FULL.

17

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

W-Continued.

Ward, John Edward Warnes, Charles Aspinall Warnsloh, Hugo Peter Gerald Warrack, Alexander Fehrsen. Warre, Felix Walter Warren, Charles Edward Watson, Albert John Watson, Ernest George.... Watson, Henry Archibald Watson, James Johnston

Watson, Victor,

Stenographer, P. M. S. S. Co., Sorter, Dock Co., Assistant, Melchers & Co., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Gilman & Co..... Architect, &c., C. E. Warren & Co., Brakeman, Peak Tramway, Engine-driver, Peak Tramway, Engineer,

Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant Engineer, Flour Mills,

Watt, Albert William Jack ...] Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Watts, Sam Tackaberry Weall, Thomas Graham.. Weaser, William Lionel Wreford Webb, Arthur William Webb, George Stanley Webb, Harry Montague Weill, Albert Weinberg, Samuel Wells, John

West, Johannes Jacobus van West, William Edward ..... Westerburger, Charles Adolphs

Henri

Weston, William MacGregor .. Wheeley, John Thomas Martin Whiley, William John Granger White, Edmund William White, Francis William.. White, George

Whyte, James Fleming

Marshall

Whyte, John Whyte, Robert Wilkie, John

Wilkinson, Harrie Vaughan ... Wilks, Edward Charles......... Williams,CecilStanley Norbury Williams, Charles Marion Williams, Ernest Alfred

Mountford

Williams, Garland

Winter, Julius Rudolf

Witchell, Job

Wolff, Philip Robert

Wong, Joseph Mowlam..

Wong Pa Chun

Wood, Gerald George Wood, Henry George Wood, Robert Bryden Wotherspoon, William Woude, Wopke Van der Wright, James Francis Wynne, Hugh Smith

Y

Yamada, Noriaki

Yamaguchi, Takuo... Yamashita, Hikogoro... Young, James

Young, Jesse Ashton

Z

Stenographer, P. M. S. S. Co., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Architect,

Engineer, North Point Iron Works, Storekeeper's Assistant, Dock Co.,.......... Insurance Clerk, Butterfield & Swire, Manager, Sennet Frères,

Godown Supt., Standard Oil Co., Foreman, B. & S.'s Shipyard,... Assistant, Neth. Trading Society, Account, Vacuum Oil Co.,

Assistant, Aruhold, Karberg & Co., Clerk, HK. S'hai Bank, Manager, China Borneo Co., Secretary, Sun Life Assurance Co., Assistant, W. Powell Ld.,

Clerk, Caldbeck MacGregor & Co., Builder and Diver, Dock Co.,

Baltimore Hotel.

6 Ashley Road, Kowloon. On promises.

On premises.

4 Cameron Villa, Peak.

30 Des Voeux Road Central. Engine House, Peak. Engine House, Peak.

66 Des Vœux Road Central.

2 Great George Street, East Point. Junk Bay.

On premises.

Hotel Baltimore.

6 Park View.

Alexandra Building.

Wanchai. Kowloon Docks.

On premises.

11 Seymour Road.

34 Morrison Hill Road. 22 Shau Ki Wan Road. Peak Hotel.

6 Park View.

33 Conduit Road. On premises.

On premises.

6 & 8 Alexandra Building.

2 Patell Villas, Kowloon. 33 Seymour Road. Kowloon Docks.

Tailor's Cutter, Lane, Crawford & Co., ... On premises.

Clerk, W. Shewan & Co.,

Coppersmith, Dock Co., Engineer and Surveyor,

Assistant, P. & O. Co., Consulting Engineer, Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.... Foreman, B. & S.'s Shipyard,

Assistant, W. Powell Ld.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Mercantile Assistant,

Manager, Brick Works,

Clerk, Dock Co.,

Clerk, J. D. Humphreys & Son,..

131 Wanchai Road.

Kowloon Docks.

1 Observatory Villas, Observatory

Road, Kowloon.

11 Mountain View, Peak.

3 Kimberley Villas, Kowloon. 127 Barker Road, Peak. Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay.

Alexandra Building. King Edward Hotel.

8 Wyndham Street.

Deep Water Bay.

3 Stewart Terrace, Peak. New Territory, Kowloon.

Agent, China Mutual Life Insurance Co., Alexandra Building.

Civil Engineer,

Foreman,

Manager, Steam Laundry Co.,...

Head Timekeeper, B. & S.'s Shipyard, Accountant, Neth. Trading Society, Broker, E. S. Kadoorie & Co., Foreman Shipwright, Dock Co.,..................

Accountant, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Assistant, Mitsu Bishi Goshi Kwaisha,... Assistant, Mitsu Bishi Goshi Kwaisha,. Foreman, B. & S.'s Shipyard,.... Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

Hongkong Hotel.

2 Shaukiwan Road.

139 Station Street, Yaumati.

6 Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay. 1 Des Voeux Villas, Peak.

4 Stewart Terrace, Peak. Kowloon Docks.

6 Macdonnell Road.

4 Garden Road, Kowloon.

4 Garden Road, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

St. George Building.

Zehrmann, Franz Curt

Clerk, Jebsen & Co.,

Registry, Supreme Court, Hongkong,

30th January, 1907.

Braeside, Macdonnell Road.

ARATHOON SETH,

Registrar.

No. 2.

SOIT QUI-

ET

DIEU

ISNE

MON DROIT.

SUPPLEMENT

ΤΟ

The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 15th of MARCH, 1907.

Published by Authority:

REPORT OF THE REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT FOR THE YEAR 1906.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor.

1.-ORIGINAL JURISDICTION.

The number of Actions instituted in this division of the Court during the Table 1. year 1906 was 264, and there were 154 pending at the commencement of that year. Of these, 166 were disposed of during the year, 40 being settled or withdrawn before trial, and 90 being struck out of the Cause-Book as having been standing over generally for more than a year, leaving a balance of 162 undisposed of.

The total amount involved was $2,244,795.99.

The debts and damages recovered amounted to $747,973.76.

There were 2 Injunctions and 3 Interim Injunctions granted.

The total fees collected and paid into the Treasury amounted to $16,174.35.

2.--SUMMARY JURISDICTION.

The number of Actions instituted was 1,794 during the year 1906, and 226 Table I. were brought forward from 1905. Of these, 1,572 were disposed of, 702 being settled or withdrawn before trial, and 205 being struck out of the Cause-Book as having been standing over generally for more than a year, leaving a balance of 243.

The total amount involved was $976,381.88; and the total fees collected and paid into the Treasury amounted to $8,220.50.

Table II.

Table III.

Table IV.

20

The number of Distress Warrants for Rent issued was 374, representing aggregate unpaid Rents amounting to $42,160.33, of which the aggregate sum of $15,230.85 was recovered, 173 Warrants having been withdrawn on settlement between the parties.

The fees collected for issuing Distress Warrants and paid into the Treasury amounted to $2,367.25.

3. CRIMINAL JURISDICTION.

There were 37 cases and 67 persons committed for trial at the Criminal Sessions.

The number of persons actually indicted was 54, of whom 42 were convicted and 12 were acquitted. Against 13 persons no Indictments were filed, and they were discharged pursuant to the provisions of "The Criminal Procedure Amend- ment Ordinance, 1904."

4.- APPELLATE JURISDICTION.

There were 7 Appeals instituted during the year, being :- From the decision of the Chief Justice,

of the Puisne Judge,

""

""

"

Magistrates,

Land Court,

of which 5 were disposed of, being

From the Chief Justice,

99

19

4

1

1

1

7

3

Puisne Judge,.. Magistrates,

1

1

5

Table V.

Table VI.

leaving 2 pending.

The decision of the Privy Council in the case of CHU PING v. CHAN UT CHIU and PUN KON SHAN, O. J. Action No. 66 of 1903, reached the Colony. The Appeal was allowed, with costs.

Leave to appeal to the Privy Council was granted in two cases, i.e., (1) In the matter of CHAN HANG KIU and others. 7 witnesses who were committed for perjury; and (2) In Bankruptcy No. 26 of 1905, in the matter of an Issue between G. H. WAKEMAN (Official Receiver and Trustee) and WONG KA CHUEN.

5.-ADMIRALTY JURISDICTION.

There were 11 Actions instituted, 2 of which were disposed of, 4 having been settled before trial, leaving 5 pending.

The number of vessels arrested was 4.

The total fees received and paid into the Treasury amounted to $922.50.

6.-BANKRUPTCY JURISDICTION.

There were 43 Petitions filed, 25 being Creditors' Petitions and 17 being Petitions by the Debtors themselves.

The number of Receiving Orders made was 37, being 23 on Creditors' Peti- tions, and 14 on Debtors' Petitions.

The number of Public Examinations held was 20.

There were 15 Adjudications; no Compositions were approved by the Court. There were 2 Discharges.

The aggregate amount of declared Assets was $600,807.07, and declared Liabilities $3,880,916.74. Of the declared Assets only $76,201.10 were recovered.

!

4

21

 The fees paid into the Treasury amounted to $9,019.74, including the Official Receiver's commission as Trustee where no Trustee has been appointed by the Creditors.

A tabulated statement of the work done is attached to this Report.

7.-PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION.

There were 194 Grants made by the Court, being :-

Probates,.

Letters of Administration,.

....

Table VII.

87

107

194

The aggregate value of the Estates was $5,708,450.00.

 Probate duties amounted to $164,221.20 and $258.69 additional duty was paid during the year. Court fees amounted to $8,789.25 and Official Administra- tor's Commission paid into the Treasury to $4,180.70.

 There were 84 Estates vested in, or administered by, the Official Administrator Tables VIII during the year, representing an aggregate value of $105,118.51.

 39 Estates were wound up during the year, as against 11 in 1905, representing an aggregate value of $41,683.38.

8.--OFFICIAL TRUSTS.

The total number of Trust Estates in the hands of the Official Trustee at the end of 1906 was 24, and the aggregate amount of Trust funds $111,707.58 as against 19 Estates aggregating to $96,378.08 in 1905, and certain house property, viz., No. 6, Rednaxela Terrace.

9.-REGISTRATION OF COMPANIES.

 The total number of Companies registered from the commencement of the "Companies Ordinance, 1865," was 501 with an aggregate capital of $239,470,873.

Of the 501 Companies on the Register 85 are defunct, 2 were not floated, 114 were wound up and 46 were in the course of being wound up, leaving 254 on the Register at the end of 1906 representing an aggregate capital of $152,246,055. There were 39 Companies registered in 1906, the revenue from which was:---

Registration Fees,

..$5,716,50

Filing and other Fees received during the year, 2,583.00

and VIII (a).

$8,299.50

10.-FEES AND COMMISSIONS.

 The total sums collected during the year by way of Fees and Commissions Tables IX paid into the Treasury amounted to $52,904.11, as against $61,984.69 in the and IX (a).

· previous year.

11.-COMMISSIONERS FOR OATHS, &C.

During the year the following gentlemen were appointed Commissioners for Oaths, &c., so long as they should hold their several offices, viz.:-

Mr. JOSEPH HORSFORD KEMP, Deputy Registrar and Appraiser to be a Commissioner for taking acknowledgments by married women of the Deeds to be executed by them.

Mr. CHARLES ALEXANDER DICK MELBOURNE, First Clerk, Magistracy, to

be a Commissioner to administer Oaths, &c.

Mr. ROBERT HENRY ARTHUR CRAIG, Assistant Superintendent, Victoria

Gaol, to be a Commissioner to administer Oaths, &c.

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22

12.-STAFF.

  Mr. JOSEPH HORSFORD KEMP, Deputy Registrar and Appraiser, returned from leave of absence on the 18th July and resumed his duties on the following day.

  Mr. JAMES DYER BALL, First Chinese Interpreter, continued to act as Assistant Registrar General, his place being filled by Mr. LI HONG MI, the Second Interpreter, Mr. NICHOLAS GEORGE NOLAN, Interpreter at the Magistracy, taking the place of the latter.

  Mr. A. B. SUFFIAD, First Grade Clerk of Court and Clerk to the Chief Justice, proceeded on 4 months vacation leave on the 1st November, the discharge of the duties of his office being arranged departmentally.

1st March, 1907.

ARATHOON SETH, Registrar.

Table I.

RETURN OF CASES brought under the cognizance of the SUPREME Court of HONGKONG during the Year 1906.

ORIGINAL AND SUMMARY JURISDICTIONS.

JUDGMENT.

In Depen- Jurisdiction, dency

No. of Cases in

Settled or with-

Struck out,

Struck out of the Cause-

Total.

Debt and Damages.

drawn

in

before

1906.

1905.

trial.

Plaintiff.

Defendant.

Dismissed Book as having

Nonsuit.

and

been standing

lapsed

over generally

Writs.

for more than

a year.

In Dependency.

Debt and

Damages recovered.

Original....... 154*

264

418

$2,244,795.99

40 103 17

1

90

162 $747,973.76

Summary,

226

1,794 2,020

976,381.88 702 754 49

58

205

243 203,539.22

*

1 Case transferred to Summary Jurisdiction.

Table II.

RETURN OF DISTRESS WARRANTS FOR RENT issued during the year 1906.

(Ordinance No. 1 of 1883.)

Number issued.

Sold to pay Claims.

Number withdrawn.

Aggregate Rent involved.

Aggregate Sum recovered on sales.

374

201

173

$42,160.33

$15,230.85

3

1

23

Table III.

RETURN of CRIMINAL CASES tried in the SUPREME COURT of HONGKONG, during the Year 1906.

SENTENCE.

Charges Cases

alandoned. postponed.

Number of Cases.

Number of Persons.

CRIME.

1

2

Armed Robbery,

1 Assault occasioning bodily harm,

2 Bribery,

Conspiracy,

Carnally knowing a girl under the age of 12 years,

Disobedience of Order of Banishment,...

Convicted.

Acquitted.

Death.

Death recorded.

over One Year.

Hard Labour

Year and under.

Head Labour One

Solitary Confinement.

Privately flogged.

No. of Cases.

No. of Persons.

No. of Cases.

No. of Persons.

1

1

3

3

1

Larceny.

10

Manslaugh er,

5 |(@)

11

Murder,

11

6

Offences punishable under Sec. 82 s.s. 4 of Bank-

ruptcy Ordinance, No. 7 of 1891,

2

...

4 Receiving stolen goods,

17

Robbery,

3 12

3

Setting fire to a dwelling house,

Uttering a forged Bank note,

Uttering a forged document.

37

5+

Wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm,

42 12

31

5

13

Note.-Of 67 Persons...

54 were indicted.

Thirteen not indicted are included under the heading of "Charges abandoned,"

13

67

(a) In one case a witness was convicted of Perjury and contempt of Court and committed to Prison for 3 months with bard labour.

(b) In one case the Prisoner was sentenced to simple imprisonment.

(c) Simple imprisonment.

APPEALS

COMMENCED.

Table IV.

APPELLATE JURISDICTION.

APPEALS TRIED.

JUDGMENT.

Appeals Pending.

Appeals Withdrawn.

Number of Cases.

No. of Cases.

Appellant.

Respondent.

7

5

1

4

2

Table V.

ADMIRALTY JURISDICTION.

Actions instituted.

Number heard.

Settled or withdrawn D.

Pending.

In 4 actions the ships were arrested.

5

No.

Date of Filing Petition.

Table VI.

BANKRUPTCY JURISDICTION.

RETURN of BANKRUPTCIES during the year 1906.

Date of Receiving Order or Administration Order.

Date of

Adjudication.

Date of Composition

or Scheme of Arrangement if any.

Declared Assets.

Declared

Liabilities.

Assets

Realised.

Remarks, if any.

24

1906.

1906.

1

6th January,.

6th January,

1906.

22nd February,

$

2,016.15

5,076.10

247.94

11th

12th

""

"

23rd January,

8,835.32

39,243.77

4,122.20

Petition dismissed. Pending.

12th

15th

8th February,

9th March,

1,045.11

5,593.97

17th

8th

22nd

76,734.75

80,310.82

393.48

6,406.49

"

23rd

8th

7th March,

22nd March,

70,354.00

2,180,912.56

9

22nd

"

12th April,

26,054.02

34,176.64

10

5th April,

27th

""

} 1

12th

27th

5,400.00

167,898.24

663.02

"1

99

Consolidated with No. 6.

Consolidated with No. 4. Pending.

Receiving Order rescinded.

Pending.

"

Administration Order.

Petition dismissed.

12

21st

B

28th

7th June,

28th June,

1,902.42

Debtor absconded.

14

14th May,

23rd May,

15

1st June,

7th June,

28th

12th July

50,033.84

27,251.35

812.78

5,709.76

13,077.84

1,502.48

16

5th

7th

12th

19,668.84

38,294.88

8,291.98

""

"

>>

17

7th

28th

26th

7,659.87

18,242.87

2,652.77

"}

""

18

2nd July,

26th July,

9th August,

2,828.75

Debtor absconded.

19

7th

19th

""

13th September,....

65,650.00

143,315.00

12,342.20

20

11th

12th

4,838.83

12,942.07

Receiving Order rescinded.

""

21

18th

26th

21,250.00

59,035.70

27

"

22

20th

26th

20,505.49

37,600.61

122.22

Pending.

""

>>

23

21st

26th

""

24

24th

26th

9th August,

9th

2,811.87

5,384.11

454.50

900.00

2,328.03

345.31

"

25

3rd August,

1,163.37

Interim Receiving Order only.

Petition withdrawn.

26

9th

99

27

3rd September,..

17th September,..

1st October,

16,203.07

Debtor absconded.

28

7th

13th

35,976.80

35,036.18

541.75

Pending.

......

Carried forward,.

425,443.65

2,905,720.74

60,996,73

No.

Date of Filing Petition.

Date of Receiving Order or Administration Order.

Date of

Adjudication.

RETURN OF BANKRUPTCIES,-Continued.

Date of Composition

or Scheme of

Declared Assets.

Declared

Liabilities.

Assets Realised.

Remarks, if any.

Arrangement if any.

1906.

1906.

1906.

1906.

Brought forward,..

29

15th September,...

30

13th October,

8th November,

29th

23rd November,

""

31

18th

""

32

25th

8th November,

""

33

8th November,

29th

""

34

12th

""

35

12th

36

16th

22nd November,.... 20th December,

6th December,

""

19th

6th

""

""

38

21st

18th

"y

39

22nd

29th November,

40

27th

41

7th

18th December,

42

12th December,

18th

43

14th

4th January, 1907.

$

$

425,443.65

2,905.720.74

60,996.73

2,876.75

29,408.04

16,586.71

98,407.70

1,373.22

250.00

489.00

3,500.00

3,000.00

300.00

Pending.

Petition withdrawn.

Pending. Debtor absconded.

Same Debtor as No. 35. Debtor absconded.

Pending. Debtor absconded.

""

"

1,195.41

12,455.00

175.34

Pending.

"3

102,383.22

39,500.00

755,241.80

92,504.79

6,116.81

19

TOTAL,..............$

600,807.07

3,880,916.74

76,201.10

G. H. WAKEMAN, Official Receiver in Bankruptcy.

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Table VII.

CALENDAR of PROBATES and LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION granted by the SUPREME COURT of HONGKONG during the year 1906.

Time and Place of Death.

Nature of Grant.

Name and Description of Executor or Administrator.

Value sworn

under.

Amount of

Probate

duty paid.

C.

Date of

No.

Name of Testator or Intestate.

Grant.

1905.

1

Dec., 15 Li Bing Son,

1906.

2 Jan.,

4

Luiz Carlos do Rozario.

4 George Handasyde Dick,

Yuen Kok Cho,

So Tin Hee alias Chan Soo Shi,

Sammel Wilson,

4

56

9

4 Hee Kin,

7

8

со

"}

1904.

9 April, 25

1906.

10 Jan.,

11

9

Leung Shing Cheung,.

12

Charles Stringer,

"

1905.

10 Fridolin Conrad Binder,

Tho Heng Siŭ alias Tho Hing Kee,.

12 Aug.. 1 Ip Sze Mui,

1906.

Carolina Maria Braga,

13 Jau., 12

Atwell Coxon,

14

15

16

17

18

48790

12

Ling Wong,

15

Arthur Smith,

17

Herbert Rose,

19

19

20

26

21

22

**

::

19 Emily Hudson,

18

Chun Yow,

20 Wong Lum Shi,

3rd Oct.. 1905, at Sea on board the Steam-launch "Wui On" during the passage from Hongkong to Canton,

12th Dec., 1905, at the Peak Hospital, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th May, 1905, at Strone, Argyllshire, Scotland,

11th Nov., 1905, at Siù Heung Village, Hok Shan District, Kwong Tung Province, China,

8th Aug., 1905, at Victoria, Hongkong,

19th Aug., 1905, at loon Shar Village, Heung Shan Dis- trict, China,

12th April, 1905, at Lismore Bridge of Allan, in the County of Sterling, Scotland,

1st Nov., 1905, at Hoihow, Hainam, China, .

6th June, 1885, at Singapore in the Straits Settlements, .

8th Oct., 1905, at Ki Hing Lane, Honam, China,. 6th July, 1905, at Hamburg in Germany, .

4th July, 1905, at First Street, Tai Hang, Hongkong,

17th Oct., 1905, at Burnham in the County of Somerset, England,

16th Nov., 1905, at Heung Shan District, China,.. 29th Sept., 1905, at London. England,

5th Jan., 1906, at Victoria, Hongkong,

11th Jan., 1906, at West Terrace. Victoria, Hongkong,

10th Jan., 1904, at Hamstead in the County of London, England,

16th Dec., 1898, at Victoria, Hongkong,

Probate,

Letters of Adm.,

Letters of Adm.,cum testamento annexo,

Probate,

Letters of Adm.,

Sealing of Exemplifi- cation of Probate, Probate,

G.

Letters of Adm.,

Li Aú Shi, the widow,

4,200.00

84.00

Probate, Sealing of Probate,

João Joaquim Leiria, Merchant,

13,600.00

408.00

James Dick, Commission Agent; Angus Buchanan, Banker;

1,200.00

24.00

Nathaniel Dunlop, Shipowner; and John William Ar-

thur, Merchant,

Yuen Yaù Shan, brother,

2,000.00

40.00

Chun Fuk, husband,

300.00

3.00

"

Hee Kwong, son,...

200.00

No duty.

William Wilson, brother,

13,200.00

396.00

Mary Binder, the widow,

400.00

4.00

Hia Yao otherwise called Ngai Yiŭ, Trader,

33,900.00 |

1,017.00

.་

Leung Cheung Shi, the widow,

400.00

4.00

| Annie Frederica Stringer, the widow,

17,500.00

525.00

Ip Ping Sham, Clerk,

700.00

7.00

Louisa Coxon, the widow,

411,000.00

12,330.00

Lo Sze. the widow,

7,500.00

Herbert Smith, Gentleman,

2,400.00

150.00

48.00

Henry Percy White. Merchant, a Creditor,

Gross 600.00

*

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator,

250.00

No duty.

Alexander George Wood, Attorney of Adeline Maria Hud-

250.00

son, the Executrix,

Wan Sit Wo, Trader,

4,800.00

1,000.00

10.00

Tsang Kaú, carpenter,

Herbert Johnson Gedge, Solicitor,

$00.00

20,300.00

8.00

609.00

Carried forward,

536,500.00 15,667.00

† Duty fully paid on Original Grant.

Sealing of Exemplifi- cation of Probate, Letters of Adm., Sealing of Probate, Ltd. Letters of Adm., Letters of Adm., Sealing of Probate.

Letters of Adm., de bonis non,

10th July, 1905, at Canton, in the Province of Kwong Letters of Adm. for Lum Chiú, brother, Tung, China,

31st July, 1903, at Aberdeen in the Island of Hongkong,

19

Tsang Sz,

17

John H. Beattie,

1 13th July, 1904. at Cook County, Illinois, in the United States of America,

* No duty. Liabilities excced value of the Estate.

the use and benefit of

the infants, &c., Probate, Letters of Adm., cum testamento annexo,

Y

1

CALENDAR of PROBATES and LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION,-Continued.

27

No.

Date of

Grant.

Name of Testator or Intestate.

Time and Place of Death.

Nature of Grant.

Name and Description of Executor or Administrator,

Value sworn

under.

Amount of

Probate

duty paid.

$

C.

$

C.

26

** AAN

1906.

Feb., 8 Johnston Bell..

Brought forward,

536,500.00

15,667.00

23

24

15

.

:་

Alexander Turnbull,

25 Jan., 20

27 Feb., 10

17

28

19

""

29

21

30

23 - Oscar Gantes,

31

Jan.. 17

Li Pin Lam,...

32

33

31

36

37

Gerald Morse Medley,

38

39

Feb., 2 Arthin Weller Bignall. March, 13 Chan Yue Choy,

40

Feb., 24

Kwok Tun,

41

Lachlan McLean Kerr, Li Shi,

Henry Ernest Alexander Hoile. James Wattleworth,

Saddar Din.

Feb., 19 Henry William Davis,

3rd Feb., 1905, at Langdale, Heswall, England, 22nd June, 1905, at Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill in the County of Middlesex, England,

5th Dec.. 1905, at Hung Hom in the Colony of Hongkong, 22nd Oct, 1905, at Canton, Kwong Tung Province, China, 23rd Jan., 1906, at Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong, 9th Nov.. 1905, at St. Marylebone in the County of Mid- dlesex, England,

4th Feb., 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital, Hongkong, 1st Sept., 1897, at Parkfield Road, in the City of Liver pool, England,

1st July, 1905, at Sam Sui District, Kwong Tung Province, China.

21st July, 1905, at Pahktun, Pains Hill, Linsfield in the County of Surrey. England,

Jan., + Dang Chee othewise Dang Ah Chee other- 14th Oct., 1905, at Yaù-ma-ti in this Colony, wise Ah Chee. Feb., 26 Lam Yick Wo alias Lam Tat Cho,

Jan., 19 Leung Pak alias Leung Yut Hung, Feb.. 19 Ng Ming Soon or Shin. March, 7

5th April. 1905, at Tai Chi Village, Heung Shan District, China,

12th Dec., 1905, at Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, 15th Aug., 1905, at Sun Ning District, China,

On or about 7th May, 1905, at * Canfax County of Surrey, England,

21st Jan., 1906, at Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong, 1st Feb., 1906. at Faú Shek Village San Ning District, China, 19th Jan., 1906, at Kaú Kong village, Kwong Tung Pro- vince, China,

March, 15 Ahmninah Karreem otherwise Ahminah 7th Nov., 1905, at Leighton Hill Road, Victoria. Hongkong,

Letters of Adm., Probate.

Scaling of Probate,

Letters of Adm.. Sealing of Exempli-,

fication of Probate, Probate,

Letters of Adm., cum testamento annexo.

Probate,

Letters of Adm.,

Probate,

Dang Yeng Tang, Merchant, Lau Kam Tsing, Compradore. and Lùn Woo, Contractor.

Sealing of Probate.

Emma Bell, widow,

Hugh Prideaux Turnbull the son and Mary Ella Turnbull, the daughter,

700.00

4,700.00

7.00

94.00

| Annabella Munro Kerr, widow,

13.000.00

390.00

Chan Fook Chi. son,

3,500.00

70.00

Susannah Martha Hoile, widow,

250.00

No duty.

Sarah Wattleworth, widow,

800.00

8.00

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator,

100.00

No duty.

Alexandre Coroniadis,

250.00

Lam Shi, the widow,

7,000.00

140.00

Francis Maitland, Merchant,

301,400.00 -

9,042.00

43,900.00

1,317.00

am Bui Shi, the widow,

1.800.00

36.00

Leung Li Shi, the widow,

19,000.00

570.00

Surbiton in the

Letters of Adm., cum testamento annexo, Sealing of Probate, |

Ng Lam Shi, the widow,

3,500.00

70.00

Saralı Rosanna Medley, widow; James Francis Medley, Clerk in Holy Orders; and Edwin Gerald Medley, Manufacturers' Manager,

700.00

7.00

Letters of Adm..

Annesley Reginald Deckes Stanley Smith, Attorney of the widow.

1.800.00 1

36.00

Chiú Ng Shi, widow and relict.

2,000.00

40.00

Probate,

Cheung Man Hing,.

72,400.00

2,172.00

Curreem,

42

17

"

Domnolo Pompěú de Souza,.

6th Sept., 1903, at Macao in the Portugnese Colony of Macao.

Letters of Adm.,

Maria Dolores de Souza, daughter,

Rajub Abdool Karreem otherwise Rajub Abdool Curreem, eldest son,

14,900.00

447.00

100.00

No duty.

43

9

Chan Hewan alias Chau Wai Fun.

23rd Jan., 1906, at Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong,

Arathoon Seth, L.S.O., Official Administrator,

100.00

"

Carried forward,.

1,028,400.00

30,113.00

CALENDAR of PROBATES and LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION,-Continued.

No.

Date of

Grant.

Name of Testator or Intestate.

Time and Place or Death.

1906.

March 21

Fullarton Henderson,

45

21

Jennie B. Torrence.

S

46

21

Jung How.

17

26

Charles Hemery..

48

26

19

21

50

26

José Flores,

51

April, 2

Helena Adelaide Margesson,

52

7

Chai Ying Chec alias Ah Chee.

Hermenia de Jesus,

On or about the 21st Dec., 1905, at Rothesay, Scotland,

26th June. 1905, at Tak Hing Chaú, Canton, China, On or about the 21st Jan., 1906. at San Ning District. China.

9th April, 1904, at Gladsmuir. England.

22nd May, 1905, at Man King village, Hoi Ping District. China,

8th Sept., 1900. at Macao,...

27th Jan.. 1906, at Government Civil Hospital, Hongkong, 5th Dec., 1905, at Bolney Lodge, Haywards Heath, Sussex, England,

See Hoi otherwise known as Li Wang Yang, 2nd Feb., 1905, at Macao,,

Sealing of Exemplifi- cation of Probate, Letters of Adm..

Probate,

Letters of Adm..

Jung Shaú,

John Vinecut Hemery, son.

Chau Kwan Shee, the widow.

Nature of Grant.

Name and Description of Executor or Administrator.

Value sworn under.

Brought forward,

George Murray Bain, Journalist and Newspaper Proprie- tor and Robert Shewan, Merchant with power reserved to William Gaskell the other Executor. Arathoon Seth. L.S.O., Official Administrator.

$ C.

1.028,400.00

235.700.00

Amount of

Probate

duty paid.

$

30,113.00

7.071.00

500.00

5.00

2.100.00

42.00

20,200.00

606,00

400.00

4.00

Scaling of Exemplifi-

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator, Do.,

Mortiner Reginald Margesson,

1.100.00

22.00

do.,

200.00

No duty.

164,300.00

4,929.00

cation of Probate. Probate,

Li Cheung Shi, widow,

5,000.00

100.00

53

March 30 Sakinabai.

51

55

April, 2

March, 5

56 April, 18

Janet Rose Harmon.

On or about 11th June. 1904, at Bombay, India....... 26th Aug., 1904, at Kensington, London.

.Letters of Adm., with the will annexed,

Soomar Mowji, Attorney of Dr. Gullamally Chandubhai,

2,700.00

54.00

28

sole executor,

Herbert William Looker, Attorney of Hugh Morrison Rose,

141,700.00

4,251.00

|

Wong Shun Kan alias Wong Shu Tak.

Onesine Rateau,

57

20

58

24

William Ballanthier Waters,

59

24

Tam Yuen Chu.

60

27

Li Fook,

61

7

Lo Wan Shit.

62

25

24th Aug., 1904, at Sap Yec Po East, Tai Ping Gate, Can- ton, Kwong Tung Province, China,

25th March, 1906, at Government Civil Hospital, Victoria, Hongkong.

Mok Chai See alias Mok Chan Kee or Mok | 10th Aug., 1894, at Tung Kun. China, Cho Kee,

Johanna Wiese,

25th March, 1906, at Kennedy Town Hospital, Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong,

On or about 24th Nov., 1902, at Victoria, Hongkong,.

On or about the 12th of Nov., 1901, at Canton, in the Em- pire of China,

11th March, 1896, at Macao.

Probate,

Letters of Adm..

Letters of Adm., de bonis non, with the

will annexed, Letters of Adm.,

Letters of Adm., with the will annexed, Probate.

Cheung Shi otherwise Li Cheung Shi,

Lo Ng Shi, the widow, one of the Executors,

On or about the 10th of May. 1904, at Whitehall Court in Letters of Adm, cum · Nicolaus August Siebs, Attorney of Ludwig Wiese, Helenc the City of Westminster in England, testamento annexo,

Elizabeth Wiese and Olga Johanna Wiese,

Carried forward,

71,800.00 | 2,154.00

...$ 1,794,100.00

52,698 00

Wong Po Tai, Wong Po Lim and Sai fong,.

100,000.00

3.000.00

Marie Rateau, the widow..

400.00

4.00

Mok Tang Shi alias Tang Lai Sin, the widow,

2,000.00

*

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator,.

Tam Lai Shi, the widow.

200.00

No duty.

500.00

5.00

9,900.00

198.00

7,000.00

140.00

.1

S

* Duty fully paid on Original Grant.

1

;

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29

Date of

Grant.

Name of Testator or Intestate.

CALENDAR of PROBATES and LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION,--Continued.

Time and Place of Death.

Nature of Grant.

Name and Description of Executor or Administrator.

Value sworn

under.

Amount of

Probate

duty paid.

$ 0.

$

C.

1906.

63 April, 24

Tong Wan Chiú,

Brought forward.......

1,794,100.00

52,698.00

27th Feb., 1906, at Kowloon City in the New Territories in the Colony of Hongkong,

Probate,

61

May:

12

Emanuel Raphael Belilios.

11th Nov., 1905, at Green Park House, Piccadilly, London, England.

Tong Tse Shi and Tong Cháu Shi, Executrixes, Raphael Emanuel Belilios, son.

10,000.00

200.00

2,424,700.00

72,741.00

65

15

Henry William Walker.

66. April, 11

Chan Cheong Nam,

67: May. 11

José Gomes da Silva.

68

14

Fruce Shepherd, ..

69

China.

70

17

71

**

72

30

73

25

==

79

8th July, 1905, at Lung Wan Village, Yan Ping District, Kwong Tang Province, China,

71

25

Shin Nan u otherwise Shu Luen 1a.

11

Kennet Eliot Hope Poilock,

76 June. 2

Andrew Dougall,

May, 30

Koned Johan Sveakesen.

78

25

Thomas Rowan,

25

Edward Rudolph Hersow,

31st March, 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital. Vic- toria, Hongkong,

Letters of Adm.,

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator,

80, June,

1

Ng Gang Ming.

Ng Fung Shi, the widow,

Carried forward,

18 Julius Neumann...

Julian de las Cajigas y Hernandez,

jl Jivanbai Bomanji Karnjia, Walter Ngon Fong.

Paul Alexander Woldermar Ottomeier.

6th Aug., 1905, at Tientsin in China,

9th Nov.. 1905, at Canton. China,

1st Nov. 1905, at the Portuguese Colony of Macao, China,

6th Feb., 1906, at Wychwood Cottage, Sidmouth in the County of Devon, England.

5th Sept., at Coé Seût, in the French Colony of Tonkin,

On or about 11th Oct., 1905, at Manila in the Philippine Islands.

28th Jan.. 1996. at Bombay. India,

9th May, 1906. at No. 31 Pokfulum Road. Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong,

18th Oct., 1899, at Shanghai, China.

On or about the 17th of April, 1996, at Pui Kong village P'un U District, Kwong Tung Province, China,

20th July, 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital at Vic- toria, Hongkong.

cation of Probate,

Probate.

Letters of Adm.,

Probate.

Letters of Adm.,

Letters of Adm.. with the will annexed. Probate,

Letters of Adm.,

Letters of Adm., with the will and codicil annexed, Letters of Adm.,

On or about the 30th of Nov., 1905, at Queen's Gardens, Sealing of Probate, Hyde Park in the County of Middlesex, England,

18th May, 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital. Vic- toria, Hongkong,

8th March, 1906. at Victoria, Hongkong,

The Reverend Father Franciso Rodriguez Noval, Attorney of Don Bernardino Hernandez, one of the Executors, Muncherji Jamshedji Patell, one of the Executors, Emma Ellen Fong, the widow,

Sealing of Exemplifi-

William McLeish, Sole Exectur,.

2,600.00

52.00

Chau Tsz King and Chau Kam Chi, Executors, Adozinda Chaves da Silva e Santos,

24,300.00

729.00

9,600.00

192.00

Edgar Bruce Shepherd, son,

9,900.00

198.00

Johannes Bouché, Attorney of August Lohmann the Ad- ministrator, Canton,

47.500.00

1.425.00

5,300.00

106.00

3 600.00

72.00

100.00 No Probate

Arathoon Seth, 1.S.O.. Official Administrator,

1,000.00

Duty.

10.00

Shin Chau Iu. one of the brothers,

11,200.00

336.00

George Leopold Duncan, Merchant, Attorney of David George Hope Follock, the father,

2,500.00

50.00

William Gowenlock, Margaret Melville Dougall, and Mor- timer Rooke. Executors,

70,000.00

2,100.00

Letters of Adm.,

Probate.

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator,

400.00

4.00

Thomas Isaac Rose, with power raserved to Thomas Meek the other Executor. Secretary to the Hongkong and Whampoa Dock Company, Limited,

83,000.00

2,490.00

400.00

4.00

600.00

6.00

4,500,800.00 133,413.00

CALENDAR of PROBATES and LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION,-Continued.

No.

Date of

Grant.

Name of Testator or Intestate.

1906.

81 May, 25 Ng Man Cheung alias Ng Yat Fong,

84

7

82 June, 2

Musta Keem otherwise Mustgim..

83

9

John Alexander Summers,.

2

Poon Soo,

85

11

James Glen Service,

86

7

Dennis O'Keeffe..

87

Pang Leong Shi,,

XX

200

Mark Wah,

23

Li Suen,

Time and Place of Death.

23rd Feb., 1906, at Victoria, Hongkong.

22nd Nov., 1905, at Victoria, Hongkong,

19th Dec., 1904, at "Laureate" in the County of Kent in England,

16th May, 1906, at Canton, China..

28th April. 1906, at Sea near Swatow in the Empire of China.

10th May, 1906. at the Government Civil Hospital, Vic- toria, Hongkong,

On or about the 7th April, 1906, at Fatshan, Kwong Tung Province, China,

24th Jan., 1906, at Cheung Kang Lane, Honam, Canton.

China,

Chú Fung Kong alias Kwong Hau Tong,... 20th May, 1905, at the Hung Man Laú Village, Sun U

90 May, 17 91 March,16 Pang Shee alias Fung Tam Shee. 92 June, 23 Albino Antonio Pacheco,

District, Kwong Tung Province, China,

2nd June, 1899, at Shui Laú village. Sun Ning District Kwong Tung Province, China.

23rd Aug., 1905, at No. 48 Caine Road, Victoria, Hongkong,

19th May, 1906, at Macao, China,

Brought forward,

Chau Kang U, Compradore, Cheung Sum U, Gentleman,

Nature of Grant.

Name and Description of Executor or Administrator.

Value sworn

under.

Amount of

probate

duty paid.

$ C.

4,500,800.00

8 c.

133,413.00

75,300.00

2,259.00

100.00 | No duty.

5,500.00

110.00

Poon Kut Shau and Poon Cheuk Wan, Traders,

4,500.00

90.00

Arathoon Seth. I.S.O., Official Administrator,

200.00

No duty.

300.00

3.00

Probate,

Letters of Adm.. Sealing of Probate.

Probate.

Letters of Adm..

Probate.

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator,. Clara Maria Summers, the widow,

Pang Kwok Shi of Victoria, widow,

7,500.00 ! 150.00

Letters of Adm.,

Mark Chan Shi, widow,

100.00

No duty.

Chi Yat Lan, the son,

1,000.00

10.00

|

Li Ki Po and Li Yau Po. the Children...

27.500.00

$25.00

30

Fung Tin Cheuk alias Fung Ku Shau, son,

6,000.00

120.00

Stella Maria d'Eça Pacheco, the widow,

4,400.00

88.00

Probate,

Augusto Farinha, Gentleman,

5,900.00

118.00

Rescaling of Probate,

Charles John Romayne Jamieson, son, and Arthur Ranken Ford, Solicitor,

10.900.00

327.00

Albert Wilhelm Arthur Becker and Ernst Goetz, Attorneys of Malwine Naumann, the widow,

19,900.00

597.00

Woo Ng Shi, the widow,

4,800.00

96.00

Yuen San Chuen, Merchant,

10,500.00

315.00

Dosibai Pestonjee Cooverjec Patell, the widow,

1,900.00

38.00

Alfred John Lindberg, son,

26,700,00

801.00

Ng Li Shi, the widow,

17,000.00

510.00

Carried forward,

| 4,730,800.00

139,870.00

29th March, 1906, at No. 3 Rua Santa Clara, in the Portu- guese Colony of Macao,

2nd April, 1906, at Kensington, Middlesex in England,

On or about the 26th May, 1899, at Lüneburg, in the Empire of Germany,

Woo (or U) I Tong otherwise Woo (or U) 16th June, 1906, at Fung Po village. Pun U District,

93

15

да

Hermelinda Ritta das Chagas Farinha, 94 July. 10 Jane Jamieson,

93

June, 29 Ludwig Friederick Naumann.. 96 July, 12

Shink Wing,

97

12

Yuen Wai alias Yuen King Hang.

98

17

:

Pestonjee Cooverjec Patell,.

99

:

17

Charles Lindberg,

100

Feb.. 21 Ng Ka Shu,

Kwong Tung Province, China,

5th May, 1906, at Victoria, Hongkong,

. 19th June, 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital, Vic- toria, Hongkong,

9th June, 1906, at Canton, China,

4th April, 1900, at Canton, China,

Letters of Adm., with the will annexed, Letters of Adm.,

Probate according

to tenor,

Probate,

Letters of Adm., with the will annexed, Letters of Adm.,

!

į

Calendar of PROBATES and LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION,-Continued.

!

No.

Date of

Grant.

Name of Testator or Intestate.

Time and Place of Death.

Nature of Grant.

Name and Description of Executor or Administrator.

Value sworn

under.

Amount of

probate

duty paid.

1906.

101 July, 10 Lo Wong Shi,

$ c.

$

e.

Bought forward,

4,730,800.00 | 139,870.00

102

""

23 Tsang Hin Kat,

103

12

Ebrahim Mahomed,

104

26 Leung Yam,.

"

105

21

Choy Sui Chun,

106

21

او

Fung Ku Shaw,

107

17

Lee Moon,.

3rd April. 1906, at Ma Ti Hong Lane in Tai Leung Village, Shun Tak, Kwong Tung Province, China,

13th April, 1906, at Chat Wu village, Kwei Shin District, Kwong Tung Province, China,

20th April, 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital, Vic- toria, Hongkong,

9th July, 1906, at Yaumati in the Dependency of Kowloon

in the Colony of Hongkong,

27th April, 1906, at Po Wa Ching Kai, Sai Kwan, Canten,

4th July, 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital, Victoria, Hongkong,

1st July, 1906, Li Kai village, Heung Shan District, Kwong Tung Province, in the Empire of China,

Probate,

Lo Pak Kiú, Uncle,

4,500.00

90.00

"

Abdoola Fuckcera Arculli, Army and Navy Contractor,

Gustav Adolph Gussmann, President in Hongkong of the Basel Evangelical Missionary Society,

Leung Woo Sze, the widow,

2,800.00

56.00

11,400.00

342.00

1,100.00

22.00

"

Choy Ma Shi, the widow,

78,000.00

2,340.00

"}

Fung Shun Sam, Trader, brother.

1,200.00

24.00

Letters of Adm.,

Lee Koon Po, son,

2,000.00

40.00

108

21

"1

Fang Shee alias Fung Tam Shec,

23rd Aug., 1905, at No. 48 Caine Road, Victoria, Hong- kong,

Letters of Adm. de bonis non,

Fung Shun Sam alias Fung Tin Sik, son.

6,000.00*

|

109

21

Lewis (Ludwig) Knight of Fries,

25th Nov., 1904, at Vienna, Austria,

Letters of Adm., with the will annexed,

110

27

Harold William Merrill,

111

28

"

113 July, 26

Shiu Tsan Yiú,

114

30

Mollie Hayes,

115

31

Yik lu Un,

116

26

Fung Ming Shan alias Fung Chew,

117

31

Alexander Skinner,...

118 Aug.,

Li Ching alias Li Ping Po alias Li Hoi On or about the 2nd March, 1906, at San Chuen Village, Nam,

112 June, 16 Leung Sam,

Shun Tak District, Kwong Tung Province, China, 16th May, 1906, at Canton in the Empire of China,

On or about the 12th June, 1906, at Pui Kong Village, Pun U District, Kwong Tung Province, China, 26th July, 1906, at the Victoria Hospital, Victoria Peak, Hongkong,

19th Aug., 1905, at Tai Po village in the Township of Sha Un in the Subdistrict of Sam Kong in the District of Nam Hoi. Kwong Tung, China,

28th July, 1898, at Canton in the Empire of China,

14th June. 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital, Vic- toria, Hongkong,

8 Chan Lok Sam alias Chan Chim Chuen Tong, 2nd Feb., 1906, at Fatshan, China,

Letters of Adm.,

Probate,

Letters of Adm.,

Probate,

Letters of Adm.,

Probate,

Letters of Adm. de bonis nou, Letters of Adm.,

Probate,

Eliezar Silas Kadoorie a member of the film of Messrs. E. S. Kadoorie & Co. Attorneys of Wolfgang Knight of Fries, the son.

2,400.00

48.00

31

10th July, 1906, at Victoria, Hongkong,

Arathcon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator,.

700.00

7.00

Li Sai K'i, Li Sai Ki, and Li Sai Ü, and Li Sai Ming, sons, Li Me Ho the widow.

8,300.00

166.00

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O.. Official Administrator, Shiu Ting Ki, son, and Shiu Wing Ki, nephew, Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator, Yik Pik Ping Nam and Yik Sing Nam, sons,

6,000.00

120.00

12,000.00

360.00

500.00

5.00

18,000.00

540.00

Fung Shun Sam alias Fung Tin Sik, son,. Arathoon Seth, 1.S.C., Official Administrator, Chan To, son,

21,500.00

200.00

No duty.

500.00

5.00

Carried forward..

| 4,907,900.00

144,035.00

* Duty fully paid on Original Grant.

CALENDAR of PROBATES and LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION,-Continued.

32

No.

Date of

Grant.

Name of Testator or Intestate.

1906.

Time and Place of Death.

Nature of Grant.

Name and Description of Executor or Administrator.

Value sworn

under.

Amount of

probate

duty paid.

$

0.

ረ.

Brought forward,

4,907,900.50 | 144,035.00

119 Aug., 8 Chung Nok Po,

29th July. 1891. at Nos. 14 & 15 San lin Terrace, Shauki- wan, Hongkong,

Letters of Adm.,

Chung Luk Mui, of San Pin Terrace, Married woman, sister,

500.00

5.00

Chau Tại,

9 Ng Po Chuen,

120

121

122

14

""

123 July, 10

121

26

125 Aug., 15

Anna Thereza Gomes,

Zee Ming Chee alias Chu Ming Sang, Lo K`ng Kai,

Rustim Dadabhoy Vania,

126

23

11

Doctor Roderick John Johnstone Donald,

127 July, 31

Roza Maria Rocha,..

128 | June, 29

Cheng Kam,.

129 Aug., 18

Chan Tuk (or Tok) Cho,

130

23

Theodora Harriet Campbell,...

131

27

Charles Henry Thompson,

132

30 Alfred Bruder,.

183

23

134 Sept., 4

Robert Saxon,

135

6

Edward Wyon,

136 Aug., 30

137

30

Lo Shun alias Lo Kwai Hin,

Li Yut Tak,

11

On or about the 5th Aug., 1905, at Shanghai in the Em- pire of China,

21st May, 1906, at Canton, China,

21st May, 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital, Vic- toria, Hongkong,

Mac. 13th July, 1906, at Fu Wan in the Empire of China,

28th June. 1906, at No. 9 St. Francis Yard, Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong,

19th May, 1906, at Tung Wa Hospital, Victoria in the Colony, of Hongkong,

18th April, 1906, at No. 27 Staunton Street Victoria. Hongkong,

On or about the 6th of Nov., 1904, at Wuchaú, South China.

21st June, 1906, at Sea,

On or about the 16th of July, 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital, Victoria. Hongkong,

Chau Tsz (or Chee) Kwai alias Tat Hoi 25th Aug., 1904, at Pan Teng village, Nam Hoi District, alias Cheong Hing,

29th May. 1906, at Chiu Lung Street, Victoria in the Co- lony of Hongkong.

Probate,

21st June, 1906, at Honam, Canton, China,.

,-

Chau Wong Shi, the widow, Chau Yung Shing, the son, Ng San, the eldest son,

22,800.00

684.00

3,000.00

60.00

On or about the 14th May, 1902, at the Portuguese Colony of Macao, China,

Letters of Adm.,

Arathoon Seth, L.S.O., Official Administrator,

23,100.00

693.00

"

Herbert William Looker one of the lawful attornies for Zee Kwai Nan, the only son of the deceased.. Lo Hung Shi, the lawful widow,

28,700.00

861.00

18,300.00

549.00

Probate,

Letters of Adm.,

Rustim Boman Munshi and Dinshaw Boman Munshi. Clerks,

600.00

6.00

Samnel George Tope, the lawful attorney of Margaret Ellen MacDonald, widow,

5,700.00

114.00

Anna Vicencia Souza, the only sister,

100 00

No duty.

71

Ip Fui Ching, the only son,

4.800.00

96.00

Probate,

Chan Iu Cheung, trader,

2,000.00-

40.00

Letters of Adm.,

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O.. Official Administrator,

100.00

No duty.

Probate,

Dennis Kebir Moss, Merchant, Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong,

9,100.00

188.00

Letters of Adm.,

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator,

230.00

Probate,

Chan Hung Fuk, the widow,

1,000,00

20.00

Kwong Tung Province, China,

25th Aug., 1906, at the Hongkong

Cotton Spinning,

Letters of Adm.,

Eliz Saxon, the widow,..

9,000.00

180.00

Weaving and Dyeing Co., Ltd.,

17th Aug., 1906, at Kyoto in the Empire of Japan,

24th May, 1906, at the village of Sha Tau, Nam Hoi Dis- i trict, hina,

On or about the 23rd Jan., 1906, in the District of Sun Ning, Kwong Tung, China,

Probate,

Lucy Emma Wyon, the widow, and Mary Jane Wyon, sister,

47,500.00

1,425.00

""

Lo Ngok Shang, son,

2,600.00

52.00

>:

Li Chan Ming and Li Fai Ming, sons,

13,000.00

390.00

Carried forward,

5,100,350.00 149.398.00

CALENDAR of PROBATES and LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION,-Continued.

33

Date

No.

Name of Testator or Intestate.

Gran

1906.

Time and Place of Death.

Nature of Grant.

Name and Description of Executor or Administrator.

Value sworn

under.

Amount of

probate

duty paid.

$ C.

".

Brought forward,

5,10),350.00

149,398.00

138 Sept., 1

i Mee,

1st Jan., 1906, at Sea on a Voyage from Hongkong to Can-

Letters of Adm.,

Yau Lau Shi, the widow,

2,000.00

40.00

139

12 John Pender,

:

19

ton, 1st Aug.. 1906, at Swatow in China,

140 June, 29

Charles Arshow alios Chung Cheung Shau, 3rd Jan.. 1906, at the Wang Loong village, Sun On Dis-

Probate,

Letters of Adm.,

Alexander Bryson, an employé in the Office of Messrs. Bradley & Co.,

6,100.00

122.00

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator,.

4,000.00

80.00

141

Sept., 22

Joseph Ings..

trict. China, 16th Aug., 1906, at Canton, China,..

Rescaling of Probate,

Janet Ann Miller Ings, the widow,

200.00

No duty.

142

6

Tong Sing U,

24th Dec., 1903, at the village of Tong Ka in the District of Heung Shan, China,

Probate,

143

14

Nahal Singh.

28th Aug., 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital, Vic- toria, Hongkong,

144

17 | Tang Chuk Kai,

Letters of Adm.,

Probate,

145

28 John Dawson Tyson,

21st Aug., 1906, at No. 2 Shaukiwan Road, Hongkong,

Tong Ko Hut of No. 2 Bonham Strand West, Secretary to the Tung On Fire Ins. Co., Ltd., and Tong Hin Fan and Tong Ko I. both of No. 8 Wilmer Street. Traders, Arathoon Seth, LS.O., Official Administrator,

Tang Wei Cheung, brother, and Tang Ho Shi, the widow,...

On or about the 21st May, 1906, at Rockhurst, New Rescaling of Probate, To be granted to Edward Tyson, Revd. Henry Tyson, Brighton. Chester in England,

20,000.00

600.00

100.00

No duty.

29,500.00

885.00

800.00

8.00

146 Oct.,

1

The Right Reverend Joseph Charles Hoare. | 18th Sept., 1906, in the waters of this Colony,...

Probate,

William Arthur Webb and William Miller Kirkers, and John Shearson, sole Executors, Ellen Tunnicliffe Hoare, the widow,

47,800.00

1,434.00

147 Sept., 28

James Lennox Houston.

On or about the 23rd April, 1905, at Marseilles, France,

Resealing of Probate, To be granted to Margaret Graham Houston, Spinster, sister of the said deceased,

1,400.00

28.00

148

28

Herbert Maurice Bevis,..

149 Aug., 10

150 Sept., 28

Ho Yui Pan alias Ho Yui Bun, Chan Hew Tung alias Chan Sing Fai

151

Oct.,

5 Leung Kam Shing..

10

152

153

12

Thomas Mortimer O'Sullivan,

William Bell,

On or about the 4th May. 1906. at Thatched House Club, St. James' St., Middlesex, England,

7th July, 1906, at Tai Shek village, Pun U, Kwong Tung, China,

26th April, 1902. at Fatshan, Kwong Tung Province, in the Empire of China,

18th Sept., 1906 in the Harbour of Hongkong,

8th March, 1906, at Swatow in China,

On or about the 4th of April, 1906, at Shanghai, China,

Letters of Adm., with the will annexed de bonis non, Letters of Adm.,

Probate with power reserved. Application for the sealing of Letters of Administration with the will annexed,

"

Grace Hannah Bevis, the widow, and named sole executrix in the last will,

133,800.00

4,023.20

Letters of Adm.,

Ho Yim Hing, the father,.

1,200.00

24.00

George Herbert Wakeman, Official Receiver in Bank- ruptcy,

20,500.00

Leung Chuen Ho, wife of Ching Tai, of the same address, Boatman and only child and next of kin,

500.00

5.00

Garland Williams of Victoria, Hongkong. Mercantile Assistant, one of the Executors,

14,100.00

423.00

Harold Browett, Administrator,

800.00

8.00

Carried forward,

5,383,150.00 | 157,078.20

* Duty fully paid on Original Grant.

CALENDAR of PROBATES and LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION,-Continued.

No.

Date of

Grant.

Name of Testator or Intestate.

1906.

Time and Place of Death.

Nature of Grant.

Name and Description of Executor or Administrator.

Valuc sworn

under.

Amount of

probate

duty paid.

$

Brought forward,

5,383,150.00

$ C.

157,078.20

164

Oct., 15 Thomas Littlejohn,.

16

12 | Chung Tại Loi,

Thomas Robins Mead, Wong Ki Fan,..

20th Jan., 1906, at Sydney, New South Wales, in the Com- monwealth of Australia,

12th July, 1906, at Chan Chuen, Shun Tak District, China, 18th Sept., 1906, in the waters of the Colony of Hongkong, 17th May, 1906, at Wong Ok village, Namtau in the Sun On District, China,

3rd Aug., 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong,

On or about 2nd of Oct., 1906, at Pan Kin village, Pun U ! District, Kwong Tung Province, China,

Ip Chee alias Ip Pui Shang alias Ip Shiu | 12th July, 1906, at Victoria, Hongkong,

155

156

157

Oct., 20

158 | Sept., 28

Maria Thereza Coelho,

159 Oct., 20

Lam Ka Mau,

160

15

Fat,

161

12

Arthur Brooks,

162

26

William Jaeger Clarke,

163

25

Archibald Neil Patrick..

164

23

Siu Hop,

165

17

Tong Ping E,

166

26

Ah Chee,

167

Lionel Aubrey Walter Barnes-Lawrence,

168 Nov.,

5 Jehangir Nowroji Katrak,

169

10

Thomas Banks,

23rd Aug., 1906, at the Government Civil Hospital, Vic- toria, Hongkong,

3rd Aug., 1906, at London in that part of the United ! Kingdom called England,

On or about the 18th of Sept., 1906, in the waters of this Colony,

On or about the 12th of Oct., 1906, at No. 52 Gage Street, Victoria, Hongkong,

30th Jan., 1906, at Tong Ka village, Heungshan, Kwong | Tung, China,

Dang Chee alias Ah Chee otherwise Dang | 14th Oct., 1905, at Victoria, Hongkong,

Application for rescaling of Probate,

Probate. Letters of Adm.,

Probate.

Letters of Adm.,

Probate,

Letters of Adm.,

Probate according to the tenor of the will, Letters of Adm., with

the will annexed, Double Probate,

To be granted to Annie Austen Littlejohn, the lawful widow and Executaix named in the last will and Stan- ley Littlejohn the Executor,

12,800.00

384.00

Chung Wai Chau, son.

2,500.00

50.00

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator,

3,800.00

76.00

Ng Saú King, the widow,

500 00

5.00

1

ད,

Joanna Maria Rodrigues, Spinster, cousin and next of kin,

1,600.00

32.00

Kwan Kwai Chuen, Executor named in the last will,

+,000.00

80.00

};

Ip Chau Shi, the widow,

37,800.00 |

1,134.00

Arathoon Seth. I.S.O., Official Administrator,

200.00

No duty.

Alexander George Wood, Executor named in the last will,

8,700.00

174.00

170 Oct., 15 | W. J. Forsyth,

171

Nov.,

James Lines,

2nd Oct, 1906, at the "Châlet", Victoria, Hongkong,

6th May, 1906, at Victoria, Hongkong,

On or about the 6th of Nov., 1906, at the Peak Hospital, Victoria Peak, Hongkong,

27th Sept., 1906, at the Peak Hospital, Hongkong,

will annexed,

Sil June, 1906, at Markham Lodge, 13 Liverpool Road. | Letters of Adm., with Kingston on Thames in the County of Surrey in Eng- land,

Sorabji Pestonji Wadia and Dinshaw Jamshedji Pettigara, Merchants, the lawful Attorneys of Bai Pirojbai, widow, the mother and next of kin of the said deceased, Alexander Sommerville of Victoria aforesaid, Master Mari- ner, the nephew and next of kin resident in this Colony, Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator,

Godfrey Cornewall Chester Master of No. 8 Des Vœux Road Central, Victoria, Hongkong, Solicitor, one of the lawiul Attorneys of Emmeline Lines, lawful widow and relict,

Carried forward,.

Arathcon Seth, L.S.O., Official Administrator,

Siu Wing Sum, son,

Horace Percy Smith, Merchant,

Dang Sluey, brother,

Letters of Adm.,

Arathoon Seth, L.S.O., Official Administrator,.

100.00

No duty.

34

4,700.00

94.00

21,900.00

657.00

43,700,00

*

250.00

No duty.

16,400.00

492 00

500.00

5.00

1,200.00

24.00

8,200.00

164.00

5,552,000.00 160,449.20

Duty fully paid on Original Grant.

No.

Date of

Grant.

Name of Testator or Intestate.

་་

CALENDAR of PROBATES and LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION,-Continued,

Time and Place of Death.

35

Nature of Grant.

Name and Description of Executor or Administrator.

Value sworn

under.

Amount of

probate

duty paid.

$

C.

$ C.

Brought forward,

5,552,000.00 160,449.20

Letters of Adm.,

""

Leung Shin Chun, Clerk, one of the brothers, Leong Kau, one of the children and next of kin,

10,000 00

200.00

9,600.00

192.00

Arathoon Seth, I.S.O., Official Administrator,

2,000.00

40.00

Ho Cheung Shi, the widow,

1,400.00

28.00

Parl Robert Lenzmann, merchant, the lawful Attorney of Sophie Marie Erdmann the widow and relict,

71,500.00

2,145.00

Leung Shi, the widow,

4,800.00

96.00

Letters of Adm..

Arathoon Seth, L.S.O., Official Administrator, . Elizabeth Edwards Focken, widow,

2,300.00

16.00

16,700.00

501.00

Yung A Yee, the widow,

500.00

5.00

Application for reseal-To ing of Probate, Probate,

be granted to Uta Tsutada, the sole Executrix,

400.00

4.00

Umbellina Maria Gonsalves, the widow,

8,300.00

166.00

Koh Swa Chew, daughter,.

No duty.

}

Lee Yuen Shi, the widow,

5,000.00

100.00

To be granted to Frederick George Barker and Ronald Peake,

2.700.00

54.00

Probate according to

Chan Chung Shi, the widow,

4,600.00

92.00

the tenor of the will,

Letters of Adm., cum

Wong Shi, the widow,

1,000.00

10.00

testamento annexo, Letters of Adm.,

Joaquim Baptista, one of the children and next of kin,.. Francisco Xavier dos Remedios of Macau aforesaid, gentle-

man,

1.600.00

32,00

Probate,

Shi Chan Kwong, trader,

Carried forward,

200.00 No duty.

600.00

6.00

5,695,200.00

164,162.20

1906.

Oct., 31

Leung King Wo otherwise Leang Ching Ho, 4th Aug., 1900, at Shanghai, China,

5 || Leong John Chue,

173 | Nov.,

174 Oct., 31

::

บร

Ahoo Ashap otherwise known as Tseng Ho,

Charles Frederick Focken,

175

31

44

176

Ho U Chuen otherwise Ho Ki Hing,. 31 Hermann Caesar Erdmann,

177

Nov.,

5

Po Lin Faug,

178

15

Arthur Myers,

179

19

180

15

Li A Sum,

181

30 | George Suaife,

182

26

183

Dec.,

Constancia Joaquim Gonsalves, Koh Llan: Mob,

184 Nov., 28

Lee Choek,

185

30 George John Letablere Litton..

186

*

On or about the 25th of Nov., 1898, at San Francisco in the State of California, U.S.A.,

10th Sept., 1906, at No. 3 Wai Tak Lane, Victoria, Hong- kong,

On or about 16th of March, 1906, at Nam Toi in the Pro- vince of Fookin in the Empire of China,

On or about the 20th of Jan., 1905, at Hamburg in the Empire of Germany,

On or about the 18th of June, 1906, at Canton, China,

30th Oct., 1906, at the Govt. Civil Hospital, Hongkong, 30th Oct., 1906, at Hongkong,

1st Oct.. 1906, at No. 117 Hollywood Road, Hongkong,....

On or about the 17th of July, 1906, at Singapore in Straits Settlement,

On or about the 11th of Nov., 1906, at Victoria, Hongkong,

On or about the 21st of July, 1885, at Singapore in Straits Settlement,

16th Sept., 1906, at the Village of Nam Chong, Heung Shan, Kwong Tung. China,

9th Jan,, 1906, at Kingai in China,

26 | Chan Yan Lok alias Chan Szwa alias Chan | 2nd Oct., 1906, at No. 28 Lyndhurst Terrace, Victoria, Iu Ting,.

187

15

Lo In,

188

30

""

Maria Joseph Baptista,

189

Maria Bernardina Remedios,

190

26 Shi Ping Kwong,

Hongkong,

18th March, 1906, at No. 84 Des Voeux Road Central, Hongkong,

11th June, 1906, at Elgin Street,

20th March, 1903, at Macau, China,

On or about the 27th of April, 1906, at No. 30 Hollywood Road. Victoria, Hongkong,

Probate,

Letters of Adm., with will annexed,

Probate,

Applicalion for the sealing of Letters of Adm., de bonis non, Letters of Adm.,

Application for seal- ing of Probate,

CALENDAR of PROBATES and LETTERS of AMDINISTRATION,--Continued.

No.

Date of

Grant.

Name of Testator or Intestate.

Time and Place of Death.

Nature of Grant.

Name and Description of Executor or Administrator.

Value sworn

under.

Amount of

probate

duty paid.

3

C.

1906.

191

Dec., 17

Au Yau To,

192

:.

193

194

Brought forward.

5,695,200.00

$ (.

164,166.20

17th Dec., 1892, at the Tang Chau village, Shun Tak Dis- trict. Kwong Tung Province, China.

Letters of Adm..

Emily Ellen Wade,.

On or about 29th of Oct., 1906, at Pokfulum in the Colony of Hongkong.

Au Tak Chuen, one of the children and next of kin, Arathoon Seth, L.S.O., Official Administrator,

2.500.00

50.00

150.00

No duty.

Harriet Elizabeth Falconer.

20 Charles Waddington,

On or about 15th of Nov., 1906, at No. 22 Cross Street. Victoria. Hongkong.

31st Oct., 1906, at the King Edward Hotel in the Colony of Hongkong.

100.00

No duty.

500.00

5.00

Total,

$ 5.708,450.00

164,221.20

Additional duty paid during the year,

258.69

36

164,479.89

37

Table VIII.

RETURN of ESTATES of INTESTATES for the first half-year ending 30th June, 1906.

(Ordinance 2 of 1897, section 28).

*

30,114.57 1,505.73 28,608.84

"

25.00 69.30

5.00 3.47

27,578.27

C. Binder,

301.23

15.06

Mustakeem,

63.00

8.35

Name of Intestate.

Amount received on account of Estate.

Deductions for Dis- bursements.

Balance on closing Account.

Disposal of Balance.

$

C.

C.

C.

Goh Tuah Chee (Old Estate),

395.00

19.75

375.25

Paid into the Treasury.

S. Jairum

158.00

7.90

150.10

Do.

V. Goculdass

79.00

3.95

75.05

Do.

"

N. A. Ivanoff

120.00

6.00

114.00

Do.

43

W. de Russett

6.00

.30

5.70

Do.

S. Manasseh

158.00

7.90

150.10

Do.

B. M. Noorodin J. Umiashankar

P. A. W. Ottomier Mrs. M. P. Marques

J. Peerbhoy

Suknunden Singh A. G. Apear

Denton E. Petersen

158.00

7.90

180.10

Do.

188.00

9.40

178.60

Do.

553.00

371.33

181.67

Do.

422.25

21.11

401.14

Da.

Refunded to P. F. Talati and others after deduction of Official Administrator's Commission.

Paid into the Treasury.

Do.

Paid to General Edward S. Bragg, Attor-

ney of Joel W. Bacon of New York, the Administrator.

Paid to Mrs. Mary Binder, widow of the

deceased.

Paid into the Treasury.

20.00 65.83

3,514.66 24,063.61

286.17

54.65

Rham Lal,

.70

.04

.66

Do.

Alfred Sherwin,

16.10

.81

15.29

Do.

C. Encarnacão,

26.00

1.30

24.70

Do.

Hap Joo,.....

100.00

5.00

95.00

Do.

Hing Chin Quee,

100.00

5.00

95.00

Do.

Samuel Williams,

.22

.22

Do.

Tang Yau,

.30

.30

Do.

Tang Tai,

33

.33

Do.

Suddar Din,

63.53

28.03

35.50

Remitted to Deputy Commissioner, Am-

balla, India.

José Flores,

158.55

32.13

126.42

Paid into the Treasury.

Ebrahim,

20.61

1.03

19.58

Do.

Harnam Singh,

2.00

.10

1.90

Do.

Leung Ah Han,

1.38

.07

1.31

Do.

C. M. Braga,

298.14

298.14

Jennie B. Torrence,

477.56

38.08

439.48 178.07

Hung Lai Ching,

187.44

Hermania de Jesus,

88.20

9.37 88.20

Anna Thereza Gomes,

23,018,57

1,150.93

Lai Hi.......

.79

Alex. Scott Mason,

39.32

.04 39.32

21,867.64 .75

Remitted to Joseph Argyle Torrence, de-

ceased's father.

Paid into the Treasury.

Paid into the Treasury.

Do.

W. B. Waters,

183.97

101.92

Edward Rudolph Herton,

403.33

151.37

Arnold Jensen,

4.67

.23

A. H. Boyd,

205.67

82.05 251.96 4.44 205.67

Paid into the Treasury.

Do.

Do.

J. G. da Silva,

Shinto Yamamoto,

150.00

7.50

142.50

1.95

.10

1.85

Paid to Superintendent of the Mercantile

Marine Office.

Paid to Adozinda da Silva e Santos, Ad-

'ministratrix.

Paid to Kihachi Yamamoto, son of the de-

censed.

Denis O'Keefe,

265 17

John Glen Service,

121.19

Kund Johan Sverkesen,

355.76

133.46 31.16 203.99

181.71 90.03 151.77

Paid into the Treasury.

Do.

Do.

Takar Singh,

14.50

14.50

...

Lo Ngai Lung,

1.43

.07

1.36

Paid into the Treasury.

Chinese. Passenger on S. S.

Hankow,

3.05

.15

2.90

Do.

Total

$86,699,05

7,849.85 | 78,849.20

38

Table VIII (A).

RETURN of ESTATES of INTESTATES for the second half-year ending 31st December, 1906.

(Ordinance 2 of 1897, section 28).

Deductions Balance on

Amount received on

Name of Intestate.

account of Estate.

for Dis-

Closing

bursements. Account.

Disposal of Balance.

C.

C.

$

C.

A. Skinner,.

131.57

32.87

98.70

Emerick Pillis,

1.36

.06

P. A. W. Ottomier (Old Estate)

1.30 265.98

99

Roza Maria da Rocha,

23.25

1.16

22.09

Mollie Hayes,.............

456.78

456.78

H. W. Merrill,

1,185.80

1,183.95

1.85

Alfred Bruder,

227.40

100.91

126.49

James McLachlam,

604.69

604.69

Fung Ku Shan,

516.25

516.25

Lu Kin Po,

1.80

T. H. Campbell,..

104.82

.09 14.44

William Matthew Deas,.

389.00

19.45

1.71 90.38 369.55

**

Su Pui,

Paid into the Trrasury.

Paid to H. A W. Öttomier.

Pail to Anna Vicencia Souza, Administra--

trix.

No balance remaining.

Paid to Charles Roger.

Dr. Kruger, German Consul.

No balance remaining.

Paid to Messrs. Wilkinson and Grist,

Solicitors for the Executor.

Paid into the Treasury.

to Revd. Robert A Jaffray, into the Treasury.

.05

.05

!,

>>

Chung Kan,

.20

.20

Leung Sam,...

273.50

211.60

61.90

"

A. N. Patrick,

A. Brooks,

91.15

63.46

27.69

"

164.53

34.44

130.09

T. R. Mead,

4,007.13

519.56

3,487.57

to Mrs. Brooks. into the Treasury.

W. J. Forsyth,

1,128.93

254.53

874.40

Yeung Chik Ping,

.38

Fung Sow,

.34

.38 .34

""

"

"

""

""

"

Mahomed Khan,.

19.64

.98

18.66

יי

C. Critchley,

6.00

.30

5.70

"

Capt. L. A. W. Barnes-Law-

rence,

1,494.90

1,494.90

Ahoo Ashap,

2,000.00

C. Waddington,

A. Myers,

A. W. Slaton,.

Chan Muk,

404.50

323.60 100.42

2,299.10

181.39

1,676.40 804.08 2,117.71

Ilayat Mahomed, brother of deceased.

into the Treasury.

No balance remaining. Paid into the Treasury.

27

""

"

29

56.19

2.81

53.38

"

""

99

2.10

.10

2.00

"

99

Chan Loi,

E. Wade,........

.13

108.17

80.61

.13 27.56

""

""

!

R. W. Houghton, H. E. Falconer, Charles Arshow, Mei Yue Shing, Patrick Marron,

2,542.74

2,227.66

315.08

99

87.33

20.00

47.57 20.00

39.76

""

2.07 67.66

.10 67.66

1.97

""

No balance remaining.

Paid into the Treasury. No balance remaining.

Total,

$ 18,419.46

8,046.09 10,639.35

Table IX.

RETURN of all SUMS RECEIVED as REVENUE in the REGISTRY of the SUPREME COURT, during the year 1906.

Original Jurisdiction......

Summary Bankruptcy Probate

"

29

Admiralty

Official Administrator's Commission,..

Official Trustee's Commission,

Bailiff's Fees, (including what was hitherto described as Sheriff's Fees),

Fees on Distraints,

Registrar of Companies Fees,

Fines and Forfeitures,.

Total,.......

$16,174.35

8,220.50

2,428.81

30:8789.25€

u 19241buni 1922,30

4,180.70

143.25

1,378,00

2,367.25

8,299.50

.$52,904.11

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Table IX (a).

COMPARATIVE RETURN of all SUMS COLLECTED in the REGISTRY of the SUPREME Court, during the year 1996, and paid into the TREASURY.

Registrar,--Court fees paid by Stamps,

$47,246.22

Official Administrator,-5% on amounts encashed and paid into the Treasury, 2,158.53 Official Trustee,-2% on amount of Trust on taking over up to $10,000, above

$10,000 Commission 1 % and 2% on income,

Bailiff's Fees, (including what was hitherto described as Sheriff's Fees),

Registrar of Companies,

Fines and Forfeitures,

1905.

1906. $38,902.66

4,180.70

2,767.94

143.25

1,729.00

1,378.00

7,583.00

8,299.50

500.00

Miscellaneous Receipts,

Unclaimed Balances of Intestate Estates,

Total.

61,984.69 52,904.11

......$61,984.69 $52,904.11

No. 3.

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SUPPLEMENT

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The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 22nd of MARCH, 1907.

Published by Authority;

REPORT OF COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO ENQUIRE WHETHER EARLIER WARNING OF THE TYPHOON OF SEPTEMBER 18TH, 1906,

COULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO SHIPPING.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor.

Sir HENRY S. BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.,

Lieut. H. BUTTERWORTH, R.N.,

A. B. SKOTTOWE, Esq., Superintendent, Eastern Extension Telegraph Co., Captain A. SOMMERVILLE, Master S.S. Tean,

Committee.

 The Committee appointed on the 24th September last, by His Excellency Governor Sir MATTHEW NATHAN, K.C.M.G., to enquire whether earlier warning of the typhoon of the 18th of that month could have been given to shipping, than was actually furnished by the hoisting of the Black Drum about 8 a.m. that day, confining itself strictly to that question, submits for His Excellency's information the following Report:-

1. The Committee met on the 24th September and on several occasione subsequently.

2. The Committee was not invested with power to compel the attendance of witnesses.

3. An invitation was, through the medium of the Press, addressed to shipmasters and others who might be possessed of information calculated to assist the Committee in its enquiry to impart such information to the Committee, and a like request was made by direct personal invitation to shipmasters and others likely to possess such information.

 4. The evidence taken by the Committee together with the documents referred to in the course of such evidence is appended to this Report.

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  5. On the question referred to it the Committee finds that at 8 a.m. on the 18th Sep- tember an order to hoist the Black Drum, indicating the existence of a typhoon to the east of the Colony within 300 miles, was issued from the Observatory: the barometer then reading 29.604.

  At 7.21 (local time) on that morning (18th) the barometer at the Observatory read 29.698. The direction of the wind was NW and the force 3. When the last previous barometrical observation was taken at the Observatory, at 10.21 p.m. on the 17th, the barometer read 29.795, the direction of the wind was E and the force 1.

  During the preceding period back to 1 a.m. on the 17th the reading of the barometer varied between 29.855 at 10.21 a.m. and 29.742 at 3.21 p.m.: being the highest and the lowest readings at those hours respectively on that day (17th).

  On the 18th September no observations had been received from other stations at the Observatory prior to the hoisting of the Black Drum.

6. On the 17th the Observatory received from the stations named in exhibit D5, includ- ing Shanghai (Sicawei), Gutzlaff, Pescadores, Koshun, Swatow and Manila, the observations therein set out.

The reading of the barometer as set out are as follows:-

Shanghai...............3 p.m. Barometer 30.02 Wind

ENE 1

Gutzlaff

Pescadores

Koshun

* Swatow

Manila...

3

29.97

NNE 5

19

19

""

1

29.82

SE 8

""

""

1

29.82

E 6

""

95

12

29.68

E 2

""

"

27

4

29.76

NNE 1

*

At the Hongkong Observatory at 4 p.m. on the 17th the barometer read 29.74: wind

ESE 2.

  7. These readings point to the conclusion that there was a gale of wind in Formosa Channel on the 17th apparently travelling NNW.

Referring to this disturbance the Shanghai Observatory (Sicawei) published the follow- ing remarks:-"15th September 1906.-Depression. --A new centre is signalled advancing "towards Formosa from the south of the Meiaco Shima Group; it does not yet give signs of "violence but may bring rough weather in the Formosa Channel and north of Formosa."

  "16th September 1906. - Depression.--The centre in the south is nearly stationary at "Formosa."

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'17th September 1906.-The one reported at Formosa (meaning the depression pre- "viously noted) filling up gradually." (Exhibits I 2 to I 4.)"

  In the opinion of the Committee the barometric observations noted above did not call for the hoisting of any typhoon signal in Hongkong on the 17th September.

8. Under the date 18th September the Shanghai Observatory, after the event, and after information received from Hongkong, published locally the following remarks:-"Depression. -A very violent storm of quite limited area raged in Hongkong on Tuesday morning" (18th). (Exhibit I 3.)

9. The evidence as to the appearance and state of the weather on the morning of the 18th, previous to the hoisting of the Black Drum is conflicting. Captain UNSWORTH, of the Hongkong and Kowloon Wharf and Godown Company, stated that at 6.30 am. he ordered everything to be taken away from the wharves; that at 7.30 a.m. the sea was breaking over the wharves at Kowloon, and that no skiff could have lived.

* This reading is stated by Mr. Figg of the Observatory to be 0.07 too low, which would make the true reading 29.75.

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in such a sea as was running then: whereas Captain OUTERBRIDGE, who slept ashore on the night of the 17th, and whose ship was lying in or about the centre of the harbour, did not leave the shore to rejoin his ship till between 8.30 and 8.45 a.m. on the 18th, and H.M.S. Tamar's signal log shows that torpedo boat No. 38 was alongside at 8.5, under orders to proceed to D'Aguilar wireless telegraph station (Exhibit O), and actually left H.M.S. Tamar at 8.15, after the hoisting of the Black Drum, for Kowloon where she safely entered the camber of the torpedo depôt situated to the north of the northern Kowloon wharf and Lieut. BUTTERWORTH (the King's Harbour Master) informed the Committee that at 8 o'clock that morning he ordered his skiff to be alongside H.M.S. Tamar at 8.30.

10. The evidence as to the appearance and state of the weather on the afternoon, even- ing, and night of the 17th is also conflicting.

 Monsieur LIEBERT the Consul for France "felt on Sunday September 16th, and on Mon- day 17th, that we were going to have a typhoon very soon and my rough observations were confirmed by several naval people who were in the harbour, especially the commanders of the mail steamer Polynesien and of the French destroyers."

 Referring to the appearance of the weather on Monday 17th, Monsieur LIEBERT said the appearance of the sky on Monday "to any one accustomed to these regions indicated a typhoon not far off"; among other indications "the sun set with sharp red colour in part purple in others yellowish copper behind a thick veil of grey heavy cloud." That appearance was not observed on board H.M.S. Tamar, nor at the Observatory, which the witness remarked was in his opinion probably due to "the declination of the sun being such just now that the sunset would be screened by the Peak." This peculiar sunset was not noticed by any other witnesses examined.

Continuing, Monsieur LIEBERT said "since 16th atmosphere was heavy, the temperature exceptionally warm, the sky grey colour with thick cloud in the West": whereas the weather observation taken at the Observatory at 4 p.m. on 16th read "B" (=blue sky without cloud). Monsieur LIEBERT also said that on Monday evening there was "very little breeze and what there was came from the West," whereas the observation taken at the Observatory read "ESE2." Exhibit D 5), and on H.M.S. Tamar at 4 p.m. on Monday "wind E 2". Monsieur LIEBERT assured the Committee that in view of the appearances described the Captain of the Polynesien ordered full steam at 3 o'clock on the morning of the 18th, and the officers commanding the French destroyers "began to steam up at 7 a.m., sometime before the first signal was hoisted, precautions which would have ensured their safety, had it not been for merchant steamers drifting on to the French destroyers who were fully prepared for the typhoon."

 11. With respect to the last portion of Monsieur LIEBERT'S statement it is to be observed that the Polynesien, (on her way from the North to Europe), was due to sail at noon on the 18th, and would in any case have had steam up at the hour mentioned. With respect to the destroyers it seems to the Committee inconceivable that they should have been "fully prepared" for the typhoon, and yet have remained at their buoys in close proximity to a dangerous lee shore instead of slipping and anchoring under the lee of Stonecutters Island, as ships were drifting about not under control.

 12. Reviewing the evidence as a whole, the Committee find that prior to 7.44 a.m. on the 18th September there was no indication of a typhoon approaching Hongkong: and that warning, by the hoisting of the Black Drum on the morning of the 18th, was given as soon as, in the circumstances, was practically possible.

HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, HENRY BUTTERWORTH, Lieutenant, A. B. SKOTTOWE,

R.N.,

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S CHAMBERS,

23rd October, 1906.

ALEXANDER SOMMERVILLE.

Date.

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EVIDENCE TAKEN BY COMMITTEE.

Name.

LIST OF

OF WITNESSES.

Position.

Sept. 24th

J. S. Roach....

Captain of S.S. Haitan.

Exhibits.

G. Hooker

W. Doberck

F. G. Figg

25th

W. Doberck

R. C. D. Bradley

Oct.

6th

G. Liébert......

W. Doberck

F. G. Figg

12th

Captain of S.S. Kwei

Chow.

Director, Hongkong

Observatory.

1st Assistant, Hongkong

Observatory.

Director, Hongkong

Observatory.

Captain of S.S. Kutsang.

French Consul at

Hongkong.

Director, Hongkong

Observatory.

1st Assistant, Hongkong

Observatory.

A. W. Outerbridge...... Captain of S.S. Taming.

Hongkong & Kowloon

A, B, C, D to D, E.

2

F, G, G, H, I to I, J to J,

& S.

L to Lg, M. to M, N & N1.

R. Unsworth

A. E. Hodgins....

Wharf & Godown Co.

Captain of S.S. Haiching.

R. Rodgers

Captain of S.S. Zafro,

P & Q.

Captain ROACH of the S.S. "Haitan"-examined by Lieut. Butterworth :-

Q. When were you at Swatow?

A.-I was at Swatow on the 18th. I reached at 6 o'clock on the morning of the 18th.

Q.-Were there any indications of the typhoon while you were at Swatow? A.-There was some sea and rain but there was no indication of a typhoon from the

barometer.

Q. -What experience have you had on the China Coast?

A.-I have been 25 years captain on ships trading to coast ports.

Q. Did you on the 17th or 18th expect a typhoon at Swatow or in the neighbourhood?

A.--I did not consider any violent disturbance imminent.

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 Q.-Is it in your opinion possible that the typhoon which the Sado Maru met in the Formosa Channel was the same that blew in Hongkong on the morning of the 18th?

 A.-No; for in my experience it is not customary for a typhoon to travel to the south of West. The usual tendency of a typhoon is to travel to the north of West.

Q.-You think they were separate typhoons?

 A. Yes. It is improbable that the typhoon which struck Hongkong on the morning of the 18th instant was the typhoon which the Sado Maru met in the Formosa Channel because in that case the direction of the movement of the centre of the storm would be contrary to the general movement of circular storms.

 Q.-Assuming it to be the fact that H.M.S. Terrible arriving from the south during the early afternoon of the 18th did not experience bad weather nor any indication of a typhoon until within the Lema Island, are you of opinion that any lengthy warning of the storm of the 18th could have been given by the Observatory?

A.--No.

 Q-Have you heard during your experience on the China Coast of typhoons travelling in pairs?

A.-Yes; one typhoon often follows in the track of another.

Q.-Have you a self registering barometer on board ?

A.-No.

Q.-Have you seen the track of the storm of the 18th made by any barograph in Hongkong?

A. Yes.

Q.- -Have you ever seen a steeper barometric gradient?

A.-No; the nearest approach is that of the storm in November 1900.

Q.--The steeper the gradient the more sudden the storm?

A. Yes.

Q.-From your experience do you think it possible that the storm of the 18th was formed quite close to Hongkong, was very small in area and travelling at a very rapid rate?

A. Yes; it was more like a tornado than a typhoon.

 Q.-Is it your opinion that communication with Manila or other observatories would have been of practical value in foretelling the great violence of the storm?

 A.-I believe the storm had local origin and consequently that the information received from Manila or elsewhere would give no indication of its approach.

Q.--From your experience in the China Sea is it an uncommon thing for an original typhoon to break up and form two of smaller size?

A.-I think that is often the case caused by striking land.

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  Q.-On that happening the general habit is for the two parts to travel in different directions?

A. Yes.

Q. How long were you in Swatow?

  A.-I arrived 6 a.m. 18th and left 4 p.m. 19th. During that time only rain and moderate breeze during the morning of the 18th, the rest of the time fair.

Examined by Captain Sommerville :-

  Q. When you were in Swatow did the threatening weather make you think bad weather was anywhere about?

  A.-Yes; I thought so from the general appearance of the weather but there was no indication from the barometer.

  Q.-As a captain of many years standing don't you place as much reliance upon the look of the weather as upon the indication from the barometer?

  A. Yes I do. Especially so in the month of September because the North-East monsoon setting in North in that month has the effect of keeping the barometer high.

  Q.-Would a telegram from Swatow describing the condition of the weather as you saw it on Tuesday morning 18th have assisted the Observatory here in giving earlier warning?

A.--I cannot say.

  Q.-Have you ever known a typhoon to split at Breaker Point one half going towards Swatow and the other half towards Hongkong?

A.-No.

Q. Then you think there was only one typhoon on the 18th?

  A.-I think that if the "Sado Maru" struck a typhoon in the Formosa Channel on that date there must have been two.

Q. Have you ever heard of two typhoons revolving so close together?

A.-No.

Examined by Sir Henry Berkeley

:

Q.-Was earlier warning than that given practicable? If not, why not?

  A.-I am of opinion that the storm of the 18th was a small typhoon which formed not far from Hongkong and was travelling so rapidly that earlier warning was not practicable.

Captain HOOKER of The China Navigation Company's S.S. "Kwei Chow "-examined

by Lieut. Butterworth :-

Q.-You left Swatow on the 17th ?

A. Yes; at 4.45 p.m.

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Q.-At that time had you any suspicion of a typhoon ?

A.-No suspicion till I got outside and struck a heavy southern swell at 6 p.m.

Q.-Had you any suspicion of the strength of the typhoon ?

A.-No.

Q.- Would you have proceeded on your way had you anticipated the weather you met

with ?

A. Yes; but I expected to reach Hongkong ahead of any typhoon which might set in.

Q. From that I may assume that there was no definite warning of a typhoon ?

A.-Not till I got out and met the typhoon swell.

Q.-Is it reasonable to expect the swell to be noticeable inside Hongkong harbour?

A. Yes, I should say so.

Q.-Have you a barograph on board ?

A.-No; but I have a typhoon barometer.

Q. Did your typhoon barometer show any likelihood of meeting this typhoon before

1 a.m?

 A.-There was a gradual fall from 4 p.m. to midnight which in conjunction with South- East swell made me suspicious.

 Q. --In your opinion do you not consider one hour and a half would be an exceptionally short time for the barometer to reach its lowest reading after it once began to fall rapidly?

A. Yes.

Q. What was the fall of your barometer?

 A. From 29.65 at 2.20 a.m. to 29:15 at 3.50 a.m. Half an inch in one hour and a half. That is a very abnormally rapid fall.

Examined by Captain Sommerville: --

Q. Did you notice what the weather looked like on Monday afternoon in Swatow?

A.-Fresh wind, nothing abnormal, sky quite clear, nothing suspicious.

Q.-Did you notice that the diurnal range of the barometer was not normal ?

A. I cannot say I did.

Q.--Did you think when you were in Swatow that the abnormally high barometer

indicated bad weather?

coast.

A.-No; I thought it was caused by the North-East monsoon setting in higher up the

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  Q.-Do you think that the typhoon you encountered was the same as that which passed over Hongkong on the 18th?

A.-Yes; I am quite positive it was.

Q. When did you commence to have very bad weather?

  A. About 40 miles off Breaker Point, the bad weather was after passing Breaker Point about 100 miles from Hongkong. At midnight when within 100 miles of Hongkong I was on the outer edge of the typhoon and experienced very bad weather.

Q. Do you think at midnight that there would be any sea at Gap Rock or Waglan?

  A.--At that time I should say there must have been heavy sea at both Waglan and Gap Rock.

Dr. DOBERCK said:-

  The area of the storm on the 18th instant was so small, its diameter being only about one eighth of the usual diameter of a typhoon, and the wind rose so suddenly that it was more like a tornado than a typhoon.

  The centre of a typhoon has never before passed across the Colony, while the centre of this passed over Shatin, 6 miles to the North of the Observatory. The weather in Hong- kong appears not to have been so bad as in Kowloon, and at Gap Rock it appears to have been very moderate. No damage was suffered there on the 18th. The damage was done there during the following typhoon on the 20th. The centre passed subsequently between Canton and Macao giving only, as far as I have gathered, strong breezes and squally weather.

Examined by Sir Henry Berkeley

Q.-Was the Observatory in telegraphic communication with Hongkong ?

A. Yes, on the 17th and until the storm of the 18th.

Q.-Have you a station on the Peak?

A. Yes. It works from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Q.-Had you any reports from the Peak on the 17th ?

A. Yes. (Produced-marked A and B.)

  Q. What was the force and direction of the wind on the Peak on the afternoon of the 17th ?

A.-Morning :-NW force 3 or 4. Afternoon :-NE, NW or SW force 1.

Q.--What was the wind at the Observatory?

A.-4 p.m.-ESE force 2.

  Q.-Was there anything in the reports from the Peak or Observatory to indicate a storm ?

  A.-No. The barometer at 1 a.m. and 10 p.m. were the same. E force 1 at the Observatory.

Wind at 10 p.m. was

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-What was the reading of the barometer on the 17th and until the storm of the 18th? A.-Readings-Peak and Observatory (marked A and B) and barogram (marked C)-

produced.

Q.-At 7.21 a.m. on the 18th what was the reading of the barometer?

A.-29.70.

Q.-Does that indicate a storm or anything requiring warning?

A.-No.

Q.--When was the first barometrical indication of a storm approaching?

A.-At 8.21 a. Then the barometer read 29.60. Compared with the previous reading this would indicate a storm. At 8 a.m. the warning was issued by hoisting a black Drum- indicating a typhoon to the E within 300 miles.

B.-Had you been watching the barometer would you have seen reason for hoisting the signal earlier than you did?

A.-No.

Q.-Between 7.44 a.m. and 8 a.m. was there anything to cause you to expect a typhoon ?

A. The time between 7.44 a.m. and 8 a.m. was occupied in consultation and in observation.

Q.-You are in telegraphic connection with coast stations?

A. Yes.

Q. Did you get any telegrams previous to hoisting the typhoon signal which would indicate the approach of a typhoon ?

A.-No. On the contrary they opposed such an idea.

Q.-From what station would you have expected indications in this case?

A. From all stations in China (compared with each other) but especially from Swatow.

Q. Are you aware of complaints re the unnecessary hoisting of these signals? A. Yes, and it makes us very careful, but that did not influence the present case. could not have hoisted the drum earlier.

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Q.-Could the typhoon have been predicted on the 17th?

A.-No. Absolutely not.

Q.--Can you forecast with any certainty the formation and course of a typhoon.

We

A.-No. Meteorology is not an exact science. Nothing can be predicted with certainty. Mr. Robert H. Scott, till lately chief of the Meteorological Office, London, writes in his "Elementary Meteorology":-" Although for the British Isles it may be said that few storms reach the E coast before warnings have been issued, yet these are unfortunately the most violent and dangerous, owing to the extreme suddenness of their arrival." Of late years we have had instances of the destruction caused by cyclones in India and Mauritius when not predicted in time, while failures to forecast blizzards and tornadoes in America are

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Q.- -What is your average diurnal barometric variation at present ?

A.-About eight hundredths of an inch.

Q-Is there any difference between a tornado and a typhoon?

A. One of degree only, but this storm presents absolutely new features--it bridges the gap hitherto existing between typhoons and tornadoes.

Q.

At what time would you say the storm was at its full force?

A.-From 9 o'clock it was nearly at full fury.

Q.-Between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. what was the rise in force?

  A. At 8 to 8.15 a.m. force 4 to 7, 8.15 to 8.30 force 7, 8.30 to 8.45 force 7 to 8, 8.45 to 9.0 force 9 to 10 (Report marked E produced).

Q.-Had you any communication with Swatow on Monday 17th?

A. Yes. 3 p.m. at Swatow Bar 29.68 wind E force 2 overcast (received at 5.52 p.m.). But the Swatow barometer is not to be depended on. Mr. Figg has reason to think that it reads 0.07 too low. The correct reading is then 29.75.

Q.-Have you any information from any source that there was bad weather in the Formosa Channel?

A.---No.

Q.-We are informed that at midnight on the 17th there was bad weather 90 miles E by N of Hongkong. What does this indicate and why did you have no information?

A.-It was so sudden. A vessel or two met it 70 miles ESE of Hongkong.

Q.-Will your instruments indicate bad weather elsewhere?

A.--In connection with telegrams-Yes.

Q. What is the range of your instruments?

A.-In this case about 20 miles, generally about 300 miles.

Q.-Have you any special instruments to enable you to tell that a typhoon is being generated?

A. No, only the barometer and the wind-gauge.

Q.-Is there any such instrument?

A.-No.

Q.-Supposing that there was bad weather South of Formosa would you be told of it? A. Yes from the Japanese stations. (Reports produced marked D to D 5.)

  Q.-Is there anything in the high barometer at Koshun (S. Cape of Formosa) and up the coast of Formosa to indicate bad weather?

A.-No.

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Q.-Did you have any outside information on the 17th indicating the approach of bad

weather?

A.--No, not from Manila or anywhere.

Q. Did you receive any telegrams from the Philippines on the 17th?

A.--Yes; the usual telegrams from Manila and six other stations.

Examined by Captain Sommerville :

Q.-You keep no night watch?

A. Yes. They go away 10.35 p.m. and come back at 7.20 a.m.

Q.-Should not the diurnal variation being abnormal give you any warning?

A. Yes.--but the barometer rises and falls if thunderstorms are about as in this case.

Q.-Is it the duty of anyone to take readings between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. ?

A.-Not unless the weather is threatening. That night there were no threatening indications and the wind was in the E at 10 p.m.

Q. Do you think the barometer at this time of the year is absolutely reliable in pre- dicting typhoons ?

 A. Yes, but in this case the storm was more like a tornado and did not cause barome- tric indications. The barometer is just as reliable at this time of year as at any other. Our chief reliance is on the telegrams received.

sky?

Q.-Do

you when watching for typhoons take into consideration the appearance of the

 A.-Yes. Mr. Figg saw bright starlight to the SE at 10 p.m. contradicting the possibi- lity of a typhoon's approach. There was nothing abnormal in the sunset.

Q.-Was there anything abnormal in the sunrise of the 18th ?

A.-No. It was raining.

Q.- -Had you watched at 6 a.m. and considering that typhoons travel faster at the Antumnal equinox would you have expected a typhoon ?

A.-No.

 Q. Do you mean that at Pedro Blanco at midnight on the 17th there was a typhoon and yet you had no indication here?

A. - Yes.

Q. When there is a typhoon there is invariably a heavy swell?

A.--Not in this case because the typhoon was so small and was travelling so quickly.

Q.----There would be no swell preceding it?

A.-Generally and if it came from a distance there should be, but the English mail steamer Delhi had no swell till she was inside of Gap Rock at 8 a.m. on the 18th; and the steamer Prinz Waldemar on the 17th between Lamocks and Hongkong where she arrived about p.m. had only very slight E swell. The fact is the swell was in the rear of this typhoon.

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Q.-Is there communication with Waglan ?

A.-No, we trust to Gap Rock.

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Mr. FIGG-examined by Sir Henry Berkeley:

Q.-You watched the aneroid on the night of the 17th?

A.-I read it at 10 p.m. and again at midnight, and found it had risen, of an inch during the interval. It should have fallen in diurnal range.

Q.-That does not warn you to watch?

A.--No. The rise was not indicative of an approaching typhoon.

Q. When did you next look at the aneroid. *

  A.-At 7 a.m. It had fallen slightly. When I looked again shortly after 7 a.m. I saw there was a tendency for the wind to rise.

(Dr. DOBERCK adds that this storm originated in an area of thunderstorms and that observations in such cases are unreliable.)

  Dr. Doberck's answers to written questions put to him on September 25th by the Chairman of the Committee.

Q.-State in detail the Observatories, and Observation Stations, with which you are in telegraphic communication on 17th-18th instant?

A.-Nemuro, Hakodate, Tokio, Kochi, Nagasaki, Kogoshima, Oshima, Naha, Ishigakijima, Taihoku, Taichu, Tainan, Koshun, Pescadores, Chefoo, Weihaiwei, Hankow, Kiukiang, Shanghai, Gutzlaff, Sharp Peak, Amoy, Swatow, Pakhoi, Victoria Peak, Gap Rock, Macao, Phulica, Tourane, Cape St. James, Aparri, Manila, Legaspi, Bacalod, Iloilo, Cebu, Labuan.

No communications from Vladivostock and Hoihow.

-Are your relations in any way strained with any of the Observatories, or Observa- tion Stations, with which you are in communication, and if so, state which? and the cause? A. Certainly not! We exchange telegrams daily, and in addition all publications are exchanged between the observatories of Tokio, Shanghai (Zikawei), Hongkong, and Manila, and any member of the staffs of any of these four observatories is granted facilities for making observations at any of the other observatories, if he happens to be there.

  Captain Bradley's answer to letter dated September 25th from the Chairman of the Committee.

S.S. Kutsang,

HONGKONG, 25th September, 1906.

SIR,-I am in receipt of your letter dated the 25th instant, inviting me to give to the Committee appointed by the Governor of the Colony of Hongkong, any information which may be in my possession calculated to assist them in their enquiries, as to whether carlier warning could have been given on or before the 18th instant to the shipping community at that time in the waters of the Colony, of the approach of storm that was the cause of such regrettable loss of life and property.

*NOTE: The aneroid mentioned is at Mr. Figg's own house.

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I am sorry to say that I cannot give any such information, as I am at present time of writing, in absolute ignorance as to whether the Hongkong Observatory, is or is not, in constant daily communication with stations situated around and within a radius of 50 miles of the waters of the Colony; as also with stations situated at far greater distances from the waters of the Colony, such as Cape Good Hope (Swatow); the South Cape of Formosa ; Manila; Balabac Island; Saigon or Cape St. James; Tourane or Hue; Hoihow and Hai- phong.

As all atmospheric disturbances such as the typhoon of the 18th of September, have their origin in obedience to a law, by which differences of atmospheric pressure-existing at one and the same time between different localities, near or far apart are restored to a state of equilibrium......my mind is unable to conceive how the shipping community in the waters of the Colony of Hongkong, could be given a reasonable margin of warning within which to prepare for a gale of wind or a storm of far greater intensity, unless there was available to the Director of the Hongkong Observatory and his Assistants, an unfailing supply of ample daily meteorological data, from circles of stations such as I have enumerated.

To put this thought in another way:-If a body of troops marches into an enemy's country, and a camp is formed for the night, so that the soldiers may lay down and rest after the arduous duties of the day, the Officer in command-if he be a wise man-will have small groups of men stationed around the camp at varying distances, to give timely warning of the approach of the enemy. And the greater the number of those outposts; and the greater the facility with which they can communicate the intelligence of the approach of the enemy to those resting within the precincts of the camp......the greater will be the security of that camp, and of every soul that is resting or sleeping within it.

I beg that I may be kindly excused from attending the meeting of the Committee on Saturday next at 10 a.m., because of the projected sailing of the S.S. Kutsang, and because of the duties that I have to attend to at that time.

I have etc.,

ROBERT C. D. BRADLEY, Master S.S. "Kutsang."

M. LIEBERT said:-

I will first ask you to bear in mind that what I will say is in my private not in my official capacity, but at the same time, the French Navy to which I have belonged has lost during the typhoon of the 18th of September one unit and five men, of whom three were petty officers: so I feel that I have a certain right and that it is also my duty to speak on the matter. When I heard that an enquiry had been instituted by Government, I felt relieved of a certain amount of responsibility. At the same time it was publicly said when the enquiry was announced, that it was hoped in some quarters the Observatory would be exonerated. This decided me to ask the Commission to be heard by her, as I felt that the typhoon could be predicted much earlier than it had been, in two ways: 1st by taking note of the observations made by Zicawei and Manila-also by the local observa- tions of seafaring men. I have seen several dozens of typhoons either as a naval officer or in travelling about as a Consul and I felt on Sunday September 16th and Monday 17th that

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we were going to have a typhoon very soon and my rough observations were confirmed by several naval people who were in the harbour, especially by Capt. BROC of the French Mail Steamer Polynesien, who came to report damage by two river steamers colliding with him, and by the Commanders of the French destroyers. The Local signs were-since 16th the atmosphere was heavy, the temperature exceptionally warm, the sky of a grey leaden colour with clouds thick in W. On Sunday evening the diurnal oscillation of the barometer was abnormal, reading 2.10 in. (or 5 mm.), instead of 1.10 in. (normal). On Monday evening

  p.m. the barometer was still normal-about 760 mm. but the sunset on Monday, which I noticed personally coming back on a launch from Deep Water Bay and Aberdeen, was indicative of a typhoon. The sun set with sharp red colour, in parts purple, in others yellowish copper, behind a thick veil of grey heavy clouds. The appearance of the sky at sunset on Monday to anyone accustomed to these regions indicated a typhoon not far off.

Examined by Sir Henry Berkeley

Q. When did you write these notes down?

  A. On the afternoon after the typhoon, but they could be confirmed by my companions on the launch, Mr. BOLLES of the Standard Oil Company and others whose names I could find out from Mr. BOLLES. The same observation of the sky was made at the same time by Capt. BROC and by the Commanders of the French destroyers. The notes were made after conversation with Capt. BROC and the Commanders of the destroyers whose memory and observations coincided with mine. (Notes marked F put in.)

  At the same time on Monday evening there was very little breeze but what little there was came from W. (This statement was doubted by Lieut. Butterworth who stated that his re- collection was that the wind was from the E.) On board the Polynesien and destroyers during the night of Monday-Tuesday, W & NW breezes were felt. From midnight on Monday the barometer began to fall slowly but regularly. At midnight it read 757 mm; at 4 a.m. 756 mm; at 6.30 a. 755; at 8 a.m. 754; and during the night the wind was more and more from WNW.

  Taking into account these barometrical variations and the general atmospheric conditions which I have referred to and taking into account the law of typhoons as given by Père Algue (of the Manila Observatory) who says that when the barometer goes slowly and regularly down, with the atmospheric conditions observed and with the breeze coming from the first quadrant i.e. from NW, the centre of the typhoon is not far and will pass N of the place. Taking all this in consideration the Captain of the Polynesien ordered full steam between 3 and 4 a.m. on Tuesday and the Officers commanding the destroyers began to steam up at 7 a.m. some time before the first signal was hoisted, as they saw the barometer going down slowly and regularly. In their and my opinion, these precautions would have ensured their safety had it not been for Merchant steamers drifting-they having no steam up as they had had no warning from the Observatory: The Radnorshire ran on to Monteagle, the Monteagle ran on to the British gunboat Phoenix and both on to the group formed by the 4 French destroyers who were fully prepared for the typhoon.

(Diagrams marked G and G 1 put in.)

  I will now give you information from outside, i.e., warnings that might have been given from indications noticed by Zicawei and Manila.

  Zicawei says:-15th September.-New centre of depression advancing towards Formosa from Meiaco Sima (group of Islands, East of Formosa).

16th.-Centre of depression in S nearly stationary at Formosa.

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 17th.-Centre signalled on Formosa gradually filling up- after that, touch was lost with the depression for lack of stations between Formosa and the Coast.

A private letter from the Director of the Observatory at Zicawei 20th September 1906 addressed to the Commander of the French destroyers, says: "I was thinking of you on 15th, "then on 16th thinking at that moment you were sheltered. I was then sending to all "stations on the Coast the following two signals :-

"(1) typhoon S of Meiaco Shima.

'(2) typhoon nearing E Formosa.

"These indications of a Typhoon though somewhat vague allowed one to foreshadow "threatening weather for the S of the Formosa Channel. The absence of stations between S "Formosa and Swatow, and also the comparatively small area of the typhoon did not allow me to give more precise information, but I could hardly believe that the depression signalled 'near Formosa and filling up was not travelling somewhere else.

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"The Oceanien felt the typhoon but did not go through the centre: she felt one of "the angles, coming from Formosa, according to her observations. She left Hongkong on

Monday 17 at 3 p.m. immediately. After leaving she felt an Easterly swell.

At 10 p.m. "the sea was tremendous with enormous rain.

"The centre of the typhoon passed to S. of the ship at about 2 a.m. while she was hove "to off Breaker point (about 40 m. SW of Swatow)." (Extract marked H put in).

Examined by Lieut. Butterworth:

Q.-Have you studied the question of the weather out here?

A.-A little.

Q.-Have you ever known a storm off Meiaco Shima to divert itself down to Hongkong? A.-Not of my own experience, but I have known of such storms. They are described in the book giving the charts or the typhoon during the different months of the year, published by the Director of Manila Observatory.

Q.-Do you think it necessary to take account of the barometric conditions of 48 hours previously when these have returned to normal?

A. Yes, by the person in charge of the Observatory.

Q. Why should he expect anything on Tuesday when Monday was normal?

A. The abnormal conditions of the glass should have made him more careful of Mon- day's sunset and other peculiar atmospheric conditions.

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-I suggest that I saw nothing abnormal in Monday's sunset on board the Tamar. A.-Perhaps you could not see well on the Tamar as the declination of the sun is such just now that the sunset is, I think, screened by the Peak.

M. LIEBERT continues:-

The Manila Observatory published the observations I communicate. (Marked J.)

Examined by Sir Henry Berkeley:

Q. Do you know as a fact whether the information published at Manila was given to Hongkong?

A.-I do not.

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Q.-Supposing these had been given to Hongkong is there anything in them indicative of the approach of a typhoon to Hongkong, and if so, what?

A. On the 13th at 11 a.m. it was said:" Barometers falling in N and W Luzon, almost stationary elsewhere except E stations where there is a tendency to fall." This read with the information from Zicawei of 15th and 16th should have caused suspicion. On 14th: "Owing to a depression getting away from the archipelago the winds prevailing are those of the S quadrant." These indications confirm in a way what was said by Zicawei. On 15th again :-"The winds prevailing are those of the S quadrant." When there is a typhoon N of the Philippines it is not susprising that the prevailing winds should be from S. There was nothing actually indicative of typhoon, threatening more especially Hongkong, but the observations of Manila, completed by those of Zicawei, should have made people more careful at Hongkong.

Q. Do you think the fact of the barometer being normal on Monday should have calmed his suspicions?

A.-No, the period was too short. If it had been normal for two or three days, yes.

Mr. FIGG-examined by Sir Henry Berkeley:-

Q. Did you receive such observations from Sicawei as are produced on September 15th, 16th and 17th ? (Exhibits I 2 to I 5 produced).

A.-No remarks-only the figures.

Q. How do you account for not getting the remarks ?

A.-They are rarely sent.

Q.-From whom do the observations come.

A.-I presume from Sicawei-we are so informed by Mr. TYLER.

  Q. Can you give the name of the European, if any, who is on duty at this Observatory at night.

A.There is no European except on special occasions.

Q.

-Where do you yourself live?

A. At 12 Knutsford Terrace, about three minutes walk from here.

Q.-You do not live at the Observatory?

A.-No.

Q. Are you one of the observers ?

A.-No, except on special occasions.

-Who are the observers, and how many are there?

A.-Five Chinese computers.

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Q.-Then there is no European observer to assist Dr. DOBERCK ?

A.-No European is here at night except when the weather is threatening. It is not

necessary.

 Q.-At what time did you arrive at the Observatory on the morning of the 18th September?

A.--About 7.40 a.m.

Dr. DOBERCK-examined by Sir Henry Berkeley :

 Q.-Exhibits I to I 4 contain observations put in by a witness who got them from the Director of the Sicawei Observatory: did you receive such information ?

A.-No, but many of the figures would be the same as those we receive.

-What did you receive from Sicawei on the 15th September?

 A.-Observations made at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.; at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the 16th; at 9 a.m. on the 17th when the barometer reading was not quite right-perhaps owing to a telegraphic error, and at 3 p.m. on the 17th. (Exhibits D to D 5.)

Q.-Referring to the returns you receive from Sicawei are they or are they not accom- panied by remarks from the Director?

A. They are not.

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Q. Why not?

A. They are not necessary because meteorological observatories do not exchange remarks with one another-only observations.

Q.-Would it not be of value if you scientific gentlemen favoured one another with your remarks ?

A.-No: it would do harm and the telegraph companies are not prepared to send more than a certain amount of information free of charge, and it is better to have as many facts. as possible.

Q.-Then I understand you do not receive from Manila and elsewhere any remarks upon the observations sent by those stations?

A. Yes, we do from Manila but this is irregular and it is not done elsewhere.

Q. Will you let me see the observations and remarks from Manila on the 13th to 17th September inclusive ?

A.-There were no remarks on these days only the observations.

Q. Did you receive any of these notes from the Philippines Weather Bureau? (Note produced and marked J 2.)

A.-No.

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Q.-Would they have been of any value to you in forecasting the typhoon of the 18th September ?

A.-No.

Q.--The remarks telegraphed by competent observers in the Philippines would be of use to you?

  A.-No, not at all: all the facts are condensed in the telegrams. Loose remarks outside the informatiom we receive would be useless.

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Q. I am not speaking of loose remarks.

be useful to other places?

Would not your own remarks for instance

A.-No and it would take up the cables too much.

  Q.--A witness produced a letter (Exhibit H) purporting to have been written to the Commander of a French warship by the Director of the Sicawei Observatory in which the Director states that he sent out the following warnings on the 16th September: (1) Typhoon S of Meiaco Sima, (2) Typhoon E of Formosa; did you receive these?

A.-No.

Q.-Would such warnings have predicted bad weather S of Formosa?

A. Yes, but we had the same telegrams from there as soon as Sicawei.

  Q.-Please tell me whether any and if so what weather signals were hoisted at the Signal Hill on September 13th to 17th inclusive ?

  A.-13th-A depression is in the centre of the Formosa Channel moving NW. On the 14th to 17th nothing. The depression was filling up on the 14th.

  Q.-At your last examination you put in your observations at the Observatory, Gap Rock and the Peak on the 17th September. You make no remarks-why not?

A. These are the observations recorded by the computers. The column head "Remarks" is for such things as thunderstorms, etc.

Q.-What remarks did you issue about the typhoon of the 18th September?

A.-Exhibit D 5 produced.

Q.-Did Koshun Observatory give you any advices on the 16th which showed a typhoon E of Formosa ?

A.-No.

Q.-You said at your last examination that the first indication of a storm you had on the 18th was about 7.44 a.m. and that the time between 7.44 and 8 a.m. was occupied in consultation and observation with Mr. FIGG. Why did you not hoist the signal pending such consultation and observation?

   A.-Because we did not think there was sufficient reason from the evidence we had: we have to be very careful.

(Sir HENRY BERKELEY remarkel that he remembered seeing complaints made about the unnecessary hoisting of signals.)

Examined by Captain Sommerville :-

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Q.-You knew there was a depression off S Formosa on the 13th September?

A. Yes, that was signalled by the Observatory.

Q.-That typhoon was crossing to the NW. You hoisted no typhoon warning but only storm signals which mean nothing to the Chinese ?

A.-I do not quite agree with you there.

Q.-You say this typhoon almost filled up on the 14th. Dont you think this typhoon was the same one that we got on the 18th?

A.-No, we are positively certain it was not.

Q. Can you give me your reasons?

 A.--Because it ceased to exist on the afternoon of the 14th as we know from observa- tions received on the 13th and 14th.

Q.--Did you notice that the barometer at Swatow was gradually falling from the 14th to the 17th September ?

A.-No, there was no marked fall.

Q.-There was nothing in the telegrams received from Swatow and Koshun to show you that there was a depression south of Formosa?

A.-No.

Q. How much time elapses between your issue of an order and the hoisting of a typhoon signal?

A. A few minutes.

Q.---And how long between issuing an order and firing the typhoon gun?

A.-I should think from ten to fifteen minutes.

Mr. FIGG-examined by Sir Henry Berkeley:

 Q. With reference to the published remarks in the newspapers re observations published at Sicawei Observatory, have you any information as to what those observations were?

A. Yes, as published in the N. C. Daily News.

 Q.-The statement has been made that if telegrams had been received from Sicawe you would have had such notice as would have enabled you to give warning of this storm-i what do you say to that?

The general gist is that on the On the 16th at 5 p.m. that the

 A.-I put copies of newspapers marked L to L 3. 15th there was a depression to the south of Meiaco Sima. new centre signalled in the South is over Formosa or east of it; though not yet violent it may cause rough weather in the Channel and strong N wind south of Chusan Archipelago. On the 17th at 5 p.m. strong N or NW breezes expected between Wenchow and Formosa because of the depression still prevailing on that island. On the 18th at 5 p.m. the depres- sion over Formosa has filled up. Autumnal monsoon probably moderate along the whole coast of China. On the 19th it is stated that on the 18th heavy storm probably of narrow diameter passed over Hongkong in the morning (29.28 and a whole SW gale at 10 a.m.). That information re the typhoon in Hongkong was communicated by the Hongkong Observatory to Sicawei.

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Q. When did you send to the telegraph office your telegram informing Sicawei about the typhoon ?

A. The message was despatched from this Observatory at about 5.30 p.m. on the 18th There was no means of communication with the City until about this time.

Mr. FIGG remarked that in various quarters there had been attempts to influence public opinion against the Hongkong Observatory on the basis that the progress of the typhoon of the 18th September had been forecast by others. It thus became necessary to view such forecasts and copies of the N. C. Daily News containing the forecasts emanating from the Director of the Sicawei Observatory have been handed to you (the Committee) accordingly.

Mr. FIGG stated :-With respect to opinions held here by many people as to the correctness or otherwise of warnings issued from the Sicawei Observatory I put in Exhibits M to M 2-warnings issued by the Sicawei Observatory between the 25th and 27th September 1906 taken from the N. C. Daily News of the 26th to the 28th September inclusive. We know that the existence of this typhoon was first notified from the Hongkong Observatory on the 25th at 10.55 a.m. At that time the centre must have been in about 15° N 127° E, that means to the East of Luzon. It passed rather near to and to the North of Manila about 2 p.m. on the 27th. It blew in Hongkong on the 29th. It was a well marked disturb- ance, in fact a most violent typhoon. It blew with full typhoon force for 11 hours at Gap Rock. The Exhibits put in show the information issued from Sicawei up to the 27th.

Again, last year the only typhoon we had in Hongkong occurred on the 30th August. The centre passed about 4 p.m. about 40 miles to the south of Gap Rock. At that time in Hongkong the barometer read 29.24 and the wind was from the N.E. a whole gale. At 5 p.m. on this day Sicawei issued the following:-"The typhoon is now in the neighbour- hood of the Pescadores and seems to be filling up on the spot". (N.C. Daily News 30/31 August 1905 put in, marked N and N 1). Such warnings are a positive danger to the public, they intimate danger where none exists and safety where the danger lies.

The instances are given to show that it would be unwise to place confidence in remarks issued by Sicawei even if we received them. I am compelled to bring these matters to your notice as I consider that attempts are constantly being made in certain quarters to- embitter public opinion against the Observatory.

Dr. DOBERCK-examined by Captain Sommerville :-

Q.---What is your reason for not answering attacks made in the press on this Obser- vatory? That would enlighten the public.

A.-People holding an official position cannot well defend themselves against attacks of this character.

Q.-Is there any jealousy or disinclination to accept telegrams from anywhere?

A. There is no jealousy whatever and the more telegrams we can get the better, but we do not want such alarm warnings telegraphed to us as were referred to in Mr. FIGG'S evidence, nor would the Telegraph Company send them free.

Mr. FIGG-examined by Lieut. Butterworth :---

Q.-Have you ever heard of a typhoon at Meiaco Sima coming down to Hongkong?

A.-Never.

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Q. Do you think it probable from anything that you have heard or read?

A. Very improbable.

Mr. Figg states that the barometer at Canton at 9 a.m. on the 18th September when the typhoon was blowing in Hongkong read 29.81 and that it had risen inch since the same hour on the previous day Wind N. I. At Macao it read at 10 a.m. when the typhoon was at its greatest fury in Hongkong 29.73, Wind N. 1. The distance between Hongkong and Macao is about 36 miles. This is to show the small area of the disturbance.

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Capt. OUTERBRIDGE says:-

On the morning of September 18th I was in Hongkong--the wind at 6 a.m. was blowing from the WNW, force 6, this is very unusual. That direction of the wind is an indication of a cyclone. The Glass started to fall on 16th at noon--the barometer then was 29.90, at noon on 17th it was 29.80 falling with very slight oscillation and little tendency to rise-at 4 a. on the 18th it was steadily falling instead of showing a tendency to rise-a sure precursor of danger, at 6 a. it had fallen .05 inches. The wind then was WNW gradually freshening.

Examined by Sir Henry Berkeley

Q. Did you observe this yourself?

A.-By the ship's log-when I got aboard--that would place the typhoon ENE from Colony.

Q.-In your opinion could an earlier warning have been given?

A.-The black drum might have been hoisted at 6 a.m.

Q. Why?

A.-The barometer instead of rising as it usually does fell .05 inch.

Q.-On the 17th did you notice anything abnormal in the barometer or the weather?

A.-No. Nothing to alarm me as a seaman.

Q.-Nothing until 2 a.m. on 18th ?

A.--No: I then got up and looked out from my verandah and noticed a remarkable scintillation of the stars, which indicates wind or rain.

Q.-I gather that you were not on board?

A.-No.

Q.-As a prudent shipmaster you would have been aboard if you had suspected danger ?

A. Yes.

Q.-At what time did you get up?

A. At 6 a.m.

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Q.-At what time did you go aboard ?

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  A. At 8 a.m. I saw the sampans in a flurry, took my telescope and saw the black signal hoisted, I then hurried aboard.

Q.-At what time did you leave the shore?

A-Between 8 and 8.30.

Q.-At what time did you leave the bund?

A. Between 8.30 and 8.45.

  Q.-You have heard that the relations between the Observatories at Hongkong and Manila are not cordial ?

A. Yes, everyone knows that.

Q.-You hold that opinion?

A. Yes.

Q. On what grounds?

  A.-On Aug. 28th 1906 I left Manila. The typhoon signal was then up, and as I was going to Hongkong I went to see Padre Algué who said "The typhoon is now touching Formosa and may enter Formosa or go W." On 29th August the black drum was hoisted at Hongkong. Therefore either the Fathers were wrong or the signal was hoisted unneces- sarily because the Fathers' opinion was not sent to Hongkong.

Q. We are told by Mr. Doberck that relations are cordial.

A.-I am very glad to hear it.

Q.-Have you any evidence of strained relationship?

A.-No-only hearsay.

Q.-Do you know yourself personally how typhoon prediction are worked out?

A.-No, only by rough and ready methods.

  Q.-At this season of the Autumnal equinox is not the barometer unduly disturbed without typhoons or storms?

A.-No-the barometer readings are not misleading.

Q.-Does not the approach of the NE monsoon affect the barometer?

A-No-it rises but one must take account of that.

Examined by Lieut. Butterworth :-

  Q. -With reference to your last answer we have already had two coasting captains before us who disagree with you--they say the barometer is misleading at the approach of the NE monsoon.

A.-I don't agree. I would as soon mistrust my barometer as my bible.

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 Q. I should like you to explain this remark which appears in a letter from you : "This should show the necessity of a harmonious understanding between the observatories "which is scarcely possible while the present Director here is in charge, he having gratuitously "insulted the Rev. Father in 1898 by reporting him etc." You assume from that apparently that communications are not sent from Manila to Hongkong?

A.-No, but I think things are not done in a whole hearted manner.

Q. Is it your opinion that the Hongkong Observatory should publish comments and remarks which they might receive from Manila, observing that under those circumstances they would take official responsibility for doing so?

 A.--No, I don't think so; as a shipmaster doesn't want his officers' conclusions, only their observations. I believe Hongkong receives full information from Manila.

Q. What further information should Hongkong get from Manila ?

A. I can suggest none.

 Q -You did not intend to suggest by your letter that if relations between Hongkong and Manila had been more cordial Hongkong might have had earlier warning of the typhoon ?

A.-No, I did not.

Captain UNSWORTH:-

I have little to say but-

I am in the Godown Company and my work consists in the superintendence of the out- door staff. On September 18th at 6.15 a.m. I thought the clouds to the N looked threaten- ing; but especially over the Western sky there was an arc about 6 degrees like sunset. I then looked at the barometer. The quicksilver formed a convex. I gave instructions for everything to be taken away from the wharves. At 7.45 the full force of the typhoon was upon us.

   I think some notification could have been given at 6 a.m. if anyone had been up and watching.

Examined by Sir Henry Berkeley :-

Q.--Did anyone but yourself see this western glow ?

A. No European but myself was about.

Q. -Where is your barometer?

A.-In our office-we have mercurial, aneroid and barograph.

Q-At what time do you say the barometer was pumping?

A. At 6.20 a.m.

Examined by Lieut. Butterworth :-

Q.You say the full force of the typhoon struck you at 7.45 a.m. ?

A. No, not the full force but the wind was then very strong.

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  Q.-On board the Tamar at 8 a.m. I ordered my skiff to be alongside at 8.30 do you think with my experience I should have done so had the wind been so strong?

  A. At 7.30 the sea was breaking over the wharves. No skiff could have lived in such a sea as was running at Kowloon.

Q.-On what do you base your opinion that the storm could have been signalled earlier?

A.-On a general observation of the weather-the western glow, rising wind, etc. (Bearing on these questions a copy of the Tamar signal book log marked () and 01 is produced to the Committee.)

Capt. HODGINS :-

I was lying in Swatow on the morning of September 17th and sailed thence for Amoy at 5.53 p.m. We had moderate breeze NE and indications of bad weather and between noon and 4 p.m. the barometer fell nearly a tenth. I concluded that a typhoon was to SE and so informed my agents, and told a friend in writing to be on his guard. When I got to sea at p.m. there was a heavy sea on the bar and a swell from SE strong E wind with rain- squalls-when I passed the Lamocks and turned N the barometer rose which confirmed my conclusions re the typhoon.

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Examined by Lieut. Butterworth :-

Q.-There was a typhoon at Formosa on 13th: to reach this that typhoon would travel WSW, is this not exceptional?

A. Yes, in this latitude but not further South.

Q.-If a typhoon is signalled from Meiaco Shima Hongkong is considered safe from that typhoon, is it not?

A. Yes.

Capt. HODGINS says:-The Hongkong Observatory does not distribute information beyond Hongkong sufficiently widely and that it would be advantageous if this could be improved.

Capt. RODGERS says:-I am on the Hongkong-Manila run as Captain of the Zafiro. On leaving Hongkong on Setpember 15th for Manila during the whole voyage I had fine weather and no sign of a typhoon-not a swell. (Exhibit P.)

  Assuming that the report of Sicawei is correct and that the centre passed the South Cape and close to a position 82 miles West of Batan Island at about 1 a.m. on the 16th September, it should have been abeam of me about 10 a.m. on that date, distant 150 to 160 miles. The barometer at that time stood at 29.80 and inclined to rise. There was a light gentle breeze from S. My conclusion was that no typhoon was within 400 miles of me. T was about 220 miles SE of Hongkong.

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Referring to the subject of local storms I may say that on the 28th May 1906 I was approaching Hongkong when about 20 miles S.E. of Waglan we ran into light breeze, vari- able winds and calms-at 12.30 p. the barometer stood at 29.52: the gale broke from ENE without warning, at 1.30 p. the barometer fell to 29.25. The storm had all the characteris- tics of a true typhoon with heavy swell from S.W. At 4 p. the storm was over and the barometer rising fast. (Exhibit Q.)

When we arrived in Hongkong I found that they had no typhoon and people would scarcely believe my experiences.

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List of Exhibits.

Letter of identification.

A.

B.

C.

D to D 5.

E.

F.

G.

G 1.

IJ.

I to I 6.

J to J 2.

L to L 3.

M to M 2.

N and N 1.

O and 0 1.

Contents.

Observations taken at Hongkong Observatory, Gap Rock and Peak on

17th September, 1906,

Observations taken at Hongkong Observatory, Gap Rock and Peak on

18th September, 1906,

Barogram taken at Hongkong Observatory, 17th to 19th September, 1906,

"China Coast Meteorological Reports" issued by Hongkong Observatory,

13th to 18th September, 1906,

Direction and force of wind taken at Hongkong Observatory between

7.23 a.m. and 1.23 p.m. on 18th September, 1996,

Notes by French Consul of observations made ashore and afloat in con-

nection with Typhoon of 18th September, 1906,

Copies of barometric curve taken on board French T.B.D. Juveline on

17th to 19th September, 1906,

Copy of barometric curve taken at Messrs. C. J. GAUPP & Co.'s premises

in Hongkong on 17th to 24th September, 1906,

Extract from letter from Director of Sikawei Observatory to Officer Com-

manding French T.B.D. Flotilla, dated 20th September, 1906,

Telegram dated 20th September, 1906, and letter dated 20th September, 1906, from French Consul at Shanghai to French Cousul at Hong- kong forwarding Sikawei Observatory Reports published on 16th to 19th September, 1906, also report of Sikawei Observatory on Hong- kong Typhoon published on 22nd September, 1906,

Telegram dated 19th September, 1906, from French Consul at Manila to French Consul at Hongkong and letter dated 28th September, 1906, from Director of Manila Observatory to French Consul at Manila forwarding Manila Observatory Notes for 13th to 15th September, 1906,

Reports of Director of Sikawei Observatory extracted from issues of "North China Daily News" for 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Septem- ber, 1906, ..

Reports of Director of Sikawei Observatory extracted from issues of "North China Daily News" for 26th, 27th and 28th September, 1906,

Reports of Director of Sikawei Observatory extracted from issues of

"North China Daily News" for 30th and 31st August, 1905,

Extracts from signal book and log of H.M.S. Tamar for 18th September,

1906,

By whom put in.

Director of Hongkong Observatory.

French Consul at

Hongkong.

First Assistant Hongkong Observatory.

King's Harbour Master, H'kong.

P.

Abstract of log of S.S. Zafiro, Hongkong to Manila, 15th to 17th Sep-

tember, 1906,

Q.

Abstract of log of S.S. Zafiro, Hongkong to Manila, 28th-29th May,

1906,

Capt. of S.S.

Zafiro.

R.

Observations made on board vessels navigating in and near Formosa

Channel on 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th September, 1906,.

S.

Copy of log of S.S. Océanien, 14th to 18th September, 1906,.............

French Consul at Hongkong.

i

67

Exhibit A.

Observations taken at Hongkong Observatory, Gap Rock and Peak on 17th September, 1906.

HONGKONG.

GAP ROCK.

Baro-

Hours. meter Temp.

to S. L.

Wind.

Wind.

PEAK.

REMARKS.

Clouds.

Hours.

Baro-

meter.

Dir. For.

Dir. F. S.

1 a. 29.804

79.6

2

.789 79.3

00

3,

.783!

79.1

4

.772

79.2

99

10

5

.771.

79.0

:

""

6,,

.791

79.5

:

:

:.

:

:

:

:

no clouds.

1 a.

29.78 WNW

A

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

a. dew.

a. lightning in

NE.

no clouds.

4 a.

29.73 | WNW│

3 3

:

:

:.

:

:

:

7

.803

80.8 W

"9

c-cum.

enu.

7 a. 29.77

+03

W

WNW 13

30

:

3 NW W 43

8

.822

82.0 W

2

:

:

:

23

NW 16

19

9"

.832 83.8 W

1

+04

15

c-str.

10,

.855 84.1

W S

9

10 a.

29.82 WNW

NW 35

3NW W 50 | 10 a. Solar Halo.

cum.

13

11,

.835

84.5 W

NW 13

Noon.

.809 85.4 WSW 1

:

:

:

2

NW 15

:

-02

13

1 p. .762 83.4 W

1 10 nim. N 1 p.

29.78 | WNW

2

2

NE E 28

3

NWN 31

2

.755 83.1

:

:

""

""

4 ""

.744 81.9 ESE

.742 82.6

E

+03

Q

10

Sin-cum.

cum.

4 p. 29.71 W

10

5

.750 81.1 E

1

6",

.767

81.0

7

.773

80.7

:

:

""

:

0 2 cum.

:

8,,

9

.815 80.5 ESE

.797 80.1

:

:

:

:

F:

:

:

10 "

.795

79.6 E

10 im.

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:.

:

:

:

:

:

:

:.

:

:

:

6

NNW 37

2

6

EN 43

4

SSW 476 p.m. light fog.

8

WSW 5Thunderstorm 6.26 p.−6.30 p.

8

NNW 17

13

NNW 30

in NNE, distant.

9 p. light dew. 9 p. lightning in

NE.

68

Exhibit B.

Observations taken at Hongkong Observatory, Gap Rock and Peak

on 18th September, 1906.

GAP ROCK.

34

HONGKONG.

Baro-

Wind.

Wind.

PEAK.

REMARKS.

Hours. meter Temp.

Baro-

Clouds. Hours.

to S.L.

Dir.

For.

meter.

Dir.

F.

S.

NW 8 46 NNW 4

10.30 a.m. thun- der & lightning.

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:.

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

7 a. 29.698 77.3 NW

3

10 nim.

NNW

7 a.

8

.604

76.8 NW

99

9

.394

W/N 10

10 "

.275

75.0 SW

10-11

10 nim.

10 a.

11.

.633

S

6

Noon.

.703

77.1 SSW | 4-7

:

1 P.

.767

78.5.

3

10 nim.

SSW

1 p.

2

.777

79.4

4

...

""

3

.791

80.3 S/E

3

:

:

e-cum. S

4

.790

29

81.9 S/E

310 sm-cum.

30 31

4 p.

cuni.

10

5

.796

80.7 SE

1

:

""

6

.809 79.5 E

4

:

I-

00

.834

79.5 SE

3

Co

22

8 cum. SE 7 p.

.874 78.0 SE

4

""

1.10

p.m. thun-

der ? ? ?

:

:

C

9

10 "

.898 77.7 SE

.907 79.9 ENE 4 7 cum ESE 10 p.

:

...

:

:

:

Hours at Observatory are Mean Time and the barometer is read 2 minutes before the hour therefore

8 a.m. means 8h. 21m. a.m. Stan lard Time.

1906

A m

023pm

2 23.

Sept mth

4 23.

6 23.

8 23.

10 23.

O 23 am.

223.

4 23

6 23.

8 23.

1023-

Sept 18th

1.000 inch of trace=1.478 Standard inches.

29 ૮ ૦

2 23.

4 23.

6 23.

8 23:

10 23.

0 23 am

2 23.

•Sept 19.th

423.

Exhibit C.

Barogram taken at Hongkong Observatory, 17th to 19th September, 1906.

6 23.

8 23.

1023.

{

Station.

71

Exhibits D to D 5.

"China Coast Meteorological Reports" issued by Hongkong Observatory, 13th to 18th September, 1906.

D.

China Coast Meteorological Register.

Hour.

12th September, 1906, p.m.

Barometer.

Inches. Millrs.

Temper-

ature.

Humidity.

Wind.

Direc- For-

tion.

ce.

Weather.

Hour.

13th September, 1906, a.m.

Barometer.

Inches. Millrs.

ature.

Temper-

Humidity.

Wind.

Direc- For-

tion.

cc.

Weather.

Wladivostock 2 p.

:

Nemuro

30.16 766.1

SE

7 a.

6 a. 30.24

768.1

S

Hakodate

30.13 765.2

SE

30.21 767.2

NE

"

""

Tokio

""

30.06 |763.6

NW

30.02762.5

NW

Kochi

29.91 759.8

NE

29.80 756.8

Nagasaki.....

29.83 757.8

SW

29.88 758.8

NW

"

Kagoshima

29.88 758.9

29.88

758.9

NW

""

Oshima

29.89 759,1

29.89 759.1

27

99

Naha

29.81 757.2

SE

29.89 759.2

""

Ishigakijima..

29.74

755.3

NE

29.74 755.3

SE

>>

27

Chefoo......

31

3 p.

. 29.94 76

76

86

NE

C

6 a. 30.03 | 762.7

70

85

N

b

Weihai wei

30.00 | 762.0

76

ENE

Hankow

30.06763.5

82

NE

""

9 a. 30.04763.0 6 a.

78

NE

Kiukiang..

30.06763.5

NE

"

""

Shanghai..

29.91 | 759.7

W

C

""

Gutzlaff

29.88 758.9

N

CV

9 a. 29.99 | 761.7 29.95760.7

73

81

NE

0

86

N

CV

""

Sharp Peak...

29.83 757.7

NNE

29.84757.9

82

NE

""

"

Amoy

29.70 754.4

NE

29

Swatow

59

Taiboku

1 p. 29.81

787.2

6 a. 29.78756.4

a. 29.72754.8

95

NE

E

Taichu..

29.77 756.1

29.71

754.6

Tainan Koshun

29.79 756.7

29.71 754.5

29.79 756.6

W

29.73 755.0

W

""

Pescadores

29.79 756.7

SE

29.68

753.8

N

10

Canton.....

p.

29.76 755.9 86

N

9 a. 29.84 757.9

79

91

N

Hongkong

p.

29.72 754.9 79

ENE

4

od 10 a. 29.81757.2

79

ENE

Victoria Peak

NE

4

E

"

Gap Rock

29.67 |753.6

E

6

29.77 756.1

E

Macao

29.74755.4 80

ENE

od

29.82 757.4

81

NE

C

""

Hoihow

9 a.

Pakhoi..

Phulien

p.

4 29.77 756.1

88

WSW

10 a.

Tourane

29.76 756.0 88

NNW

:

Cape St.James

29.76755.9

SW

Aparri

2

p.

29.76 755,8 86

S

Manila,

4

p.

29.76756

WSW

Legaspi

P.

2 29.78756.3

Bacolod

W SW

a. 29.77 10 a. 29.84 6 a. 29.83

756.1 758 757.7

88

S

9 a.

p.

29.77756.1

W

29.85 758.2

29.80

756.9

99

29.84 757.9 29.87 758.7

WS :

:

:

Hoilo Cebu

Labuan

29.76 |755.9

On the 13th at 11.45 a. -The barometer has risen slightly in the neighbourhood of Hongkong and fallen moderately over Central Japan and Formosa.

The depression in the China Sea appears to have moved Westwards. A new depression is shown over S. Formosa this morning, and another one in Central Japan. They appear to be shallow.

Pressure is high over N. China, and also over N.E. Japan, the normal being exceeded by 0.3 inch over the latter area. Över Central Japan and Formosa it is in defect about 0.1

inch.

Unsettled and squally weather will continue over the N. part of the China Sea and in the Formosa Channel.

Hongkong Rainfall for the 24 hours ending at 10 a.m. to-day, 2.68 inches.

FORECAST FOR THE 24 HOURS ENDING AT NOON TO-MORROW.

Forecast District.

1.-Hongkong and Neighbourhood,

2.-Formosa Channel,

3.-South coast of China between Hongkong

and Lamocks,

4.-South coast of China between Hongkong

E. to N.E. winds, fresh or strong; squally, showery.

N.E. winds, strong to a gale.

N.E. winds, strong.

and Hainan,

Hongkong Observatory, Thursday, 13th September, 1906.

Same as No. 3.

F. G. FIGG,

First Assistant.

Station.

Nemuro

Hakodate

Hour.

Wladivostock : 2 p.

Inches. Milles

30.16766.1 30.13

72

D1.

China Coast Meteorological Register.

13th September, 1906, p.m.

Barometer.

ature.

Temper-

Humidity.

Wind.

Direc-For- |

tion.

cc.

Weather.

Hour.

14th September, 1906, a.m.

Barometer.

Inches. Millrs.

ature.

Temper-

Humidity.

Wind.

Direc-For-

tion.

ce.

Weather.

S

765.2

SE

Tokio

29.91 759.6

Kochi

29.80 756.8

Nagasaki.....

29.87 758.8

Kagoshima

29.92759.9

Oshima

29.89 759.1

Naha

29.89 759.2

Ishigakijima..

29.82 757.3

SW

:0*+20TNNO

7 a.

6 a. 30.16 | 766.1

S

30.13 765.2

E

29.99 761.6

NW

29.91

759.8

SW

29.95 760.8

NE

29.96 760.9

29.89 759.1

29.89 759.2 29.86758.3

NE

Chefoo

3 p.

Weihaiwei

29.95 760.7

NE

9 a

Hankow

Kiukaing

29.89 759.2 83 63

NE

""

Shanghai....

29.91 759.7 80 62

NNE

29.97 761.2 9 a. 29.96 | 761.0

Gutzlaff

29.92 759.9 76

NNE

CV

Sharp Peak...

29.76 755.9 79

NNE

6 0

Amoy

29.73 755.1 84

79

NE

3

OF

Swatow

وو

Taihoku

1 P.

29.67758.7

SE

10

Taichu..

29.62 752.4

S

Tainan.

29.70 754.3

W

4

29.95760.7 29.89 759.2

6 a. 29.80 759.9

5 a. 29.83757.6

29.83 757.6 29.78756.4

6 a. 29.94 760.5 70 95 S

29.95 760.7 72 6 a. 30.02 762.5 75 95 95 80 70 SE 77 82 81 91

WSW

-NKONONNAAN:

:

C

or

E

b

ESE

by

E

Q

91 NNE

OF

Koshun

29.76 755.8

SW

29.83 757.6

Pescadores

29.62 752.3

NW

10

29.79756.6

,་

Canton.....

3

P.

29.76755.9

8. 96

NE

1

C

GK

29.85 758.2

79

95

OONTOO

0

Hongkong

4 p. 29.74 755.4

75

E

10 a. 29.86758.4

84

69

NW

Victoria Peak

E

SSW

"

Gap Rock

29.71 754.6

E

29.83 757.7

E

Macao

29.75755.6

82

SE

29.85 758.2

84

ESE

C

Hoihow

3 p.

9 a

Pakhoi...

99

Phulien

P.

4 29.74 755.8

90

Touranc

Cape St.James

29.74 755.8 86 29.78 756.4 81

W NNW

C

10 a.

C

SW

0

Aparri

6 a. 29.86 758.3

C

P.

Manila.

p.

29.76756

86

WSW

10 a. 29.92 760 86

Legaspi

p.

2 29.79 756.6

91

NW

6 a. 29.87758.6

77

C

Bacolod

3 p.

SW

9 a.

Iloilo

29.75 755.6 86

SW

29.85 758.2 82

55

"

Cebu

29.80756.9

87

Labuan

29.76 755.9 87

2 :

E

29.89 759.2 86

55

29.88 758.9 84

19

39

On the 13th at 5 p.-The depression near Pescadores appears to be moving towards N.N.W.

On the 14th at 11.40 a.-The barometer has fallen over N. China and N.E. Japan, and risen elsewhere.

The depression is still shown in the Formosa Channel, but it has almost filled up. Pressure remains high over N.E. Japan, about 0.2 inch in excess of the normal.

where departures from the average pressure are small.

Gradients along the China Coast are mostly slight.

Hongkong Rainfall for the 24 hours ending at 10 a.m. to-day, 0.03 inches.

FORECAST FOR THE 24 HOURS ENDING AT NOON TO-MORROW.

Forecast District.

1. Hongkong and Neighbourhood,.......

2.-Formosa Channel,

3.--South coast of China between Hongkong

and Lamocks,

4.--South coast of China between Hougkong

and Hainan,

S.E. or variable winds, light; showery. Varying winds, fresh.

Varying winds, light or moderate.

S.E. winds, moderate.

Else-

Hongkong Observatory, Friday, 14th September, 1906.

F. G. FIGG,

First Assistant.

م.

73

D2.

China Coast Meteorological Register.

14th September, 1906, p.m.

15th September, 1906, a.m.

Weihaiwei

Hankow

""

Kiukiang

29.93 760.2

Shanghai...

29.99 759.4

95

Gutzlaff

29.89 759.2

39

Sharp Peak...

29.87 758.7 85

""

Amoy

29.79 | 756.6

84 79

Swatow

29.76755.9

84 83

"

Taihoku

1 p.

29.86 758.5

Taichu...

29.87 758.7

INRER ::

Tainan..

29.87 758.8

39

Koshun

29.87 758.8

""

Pescadores

29.83 757.8

""

Canton.....

p.

3 29.79 756.6 86

92

Station.

Barometer.

Hour.

Inches. Millrs.

ature.

Temper-

Humidity.

Wind.

Direc- tion.

For-

ce.

Wladivostock 2 p.

Nemuro

30.12 765.1

Hakodate

30.05 763.2

وو

Tokio

30.02 | 762.6

SE NW

>>

Kochi

29.95 760.8

Nagasaki

29.95 | 760.8

,,

Kagoshima

29.96760.9

23

Oshima

29.96 761.1

NE

Naha

29.89 759.2

SE

""

Ishigakijima

29.85 758.3

99

Chefoo..... 3 p.

29.91

759.7

29.99 761.7 85 83

NW

NE

58 NE

Weather.

Hour.

Barometer.

Wind.

Direc. For-

Inches. Millrs.

tion. ce.

7 a.

£ £ £ - E E E En in

NE

с

by

b

6 a. 29.97

761.1

29.89759.2

29.99

761.6

29.91 759.8

29.95 | 760.8 29.96760,9

29.97 761.1 29.93760.2

29.86758.3

6 a. 29.95760.7

9 a.

6 a. 29.97761.2 29.96 761.0

9 a. 29.94 760.5 29.92 759.9 29.90759.4

""

"

6 a. 29.88758.9

""

5 a. 29.84 757.9

29.83 | 757.7

76

29.82 757.5

1:ཀྱིན 1:|:::ཀར ཏཱཾ :: འཎྜཾ ུཋ 1ཁ

C

75 100

0

84 75

81 91 SSE

CV

87

77

95

"

29.82 757.4

29.84

757.8

NW

99

с

9 a.

Hongkong

Victoria Peak

Gap Rock

4 p. 29.79 756.6 84 73 SE

C

10 a. 29.91

759.7 78 95

SE

E

29.77 756.1

SE

29.88 758.9

W

""

29.80 756.9 85

SE

ONOU :OMN:

od

"

3 p.

9 a.

""

or

10 a.

Macao

Hoihow

Pakhoi

Phulien

29.74755.3

79

ENE

Tourane

29.75 755.7

E

Cape St.James

29.80 756.8

SW

3

C

Aparri

Manila

p. 29.80 757

86

71

Legaspi

2 p.

Bacolod

3 p.

Iloilo

29.79 756.6 87

"

Cebu

29.80 756.9 87

"

Labuan

29.81 757.2 84

1"

""

6 a.

10 a.

5 a.

9 a.

29.87 758.7 29.89 759.2 85 29.88 758.9 81

NW NE

2

b

On the 15th at 11.45 a.-The barometer has fallen considerably over N.E. Japan, and risen slightly over S. China.

Pressure is almost uniformn, and departures from the normal small in amount. It is highest over N. China in the West, and over the Pacific to the S.E. of Japan in the East. It is slightly lower over the N. part of the Sea of Japan, and in the neighbourhood of S. Formosa, than elsewhere.

Gradients are slight generally.

Hongkong Rainfall for the 24 hours ending at 10 a.m. to-day, 0.82 inches.

FORECAST FOR THE 24 HOURS ENDING AT NOON TO-MORROW.

Forecast District.

1.-Hongkong and Neighbourhood,.

2.-Formosa Channel,

3.-South coast of China between Hongkong

and Lamocks,

4.-South coast of China between Hongkong

E. or variable winds, light; showery. N.E. winds, moderate.

Same as No. 1.

and Hainan,

Same as No. 1.

F. G. FIGG,

First Assistant.

Hongkong Observatory, Saturday, 15th September, 1906.

*

Station.

74

D..

China Coast Meteorological Register.

15th September, 1906, p.m.

Barometer.

ature.

Temper-

Humidity.

Wind.

Direc- For- tion. ce.

Weather.

Hour.

16th September, 1906, a.m.

Barometer.

Inches. Millrs.

ature.

Temper-

Humidity.

Wind.

Direc- For-

ce.

tion.

Hour.

Wladivostock 2 p.

Inches. Millrs.

Weather.

Nemuro

Hakodate

99

Tokio

29

Kochi

""

Nagasaki

""

7 a.

6 a. 29.69 754.1

29.62 752.2

29.79 756.6

وو

29.84 757.8

SW

""

29.84757.8

W

Kagoshima

Oshima

29.92 759.9

W

29.93 760.1

Naha

Chefoo

"

29.93 760.2

19

Ishigakijima.

Weihai wei

:

""

29.86 758.3

022220000

6

3 p.

6 a.

:

Hankow

29.87 758.7 82 29.95 760.7 83 83

9 a.

NE

""

6 a.

:

Kiukiang...

29.91

759.7

76

29.91 759.7

95

NE

Shanghai....

29.83 757.7 88 62

""

pe

9 a. 29.84

757.9

SW

0

Gutzlaff

29.83 757.7

SE

29

29.82 757.4 83

S

3

CV

Sharp Peak...

29.84 757.9 84

NE

29.82 757.4 83

NW 1

""

Amoy

29.74 755.4 88

SW

Swatow

29.75 755,6 86 76

b

6 a. 29.78756.4

29.76755.9

81

91

SSW I

0

78

95

NNE 1

C

Taihoku

p.

29.80 757.0

5 a. 29.80

756.8

Taichu...

29.78 756.3

Tainan..

29.81 757.2

""

Koshun

29.80 756.8

""

Pescadores

29.80 756.8

""

Canton......

p. 29.83757.7

96

Hongkong

4

P.

29.82 757.4

90

Victoria Peak

Gap Rock

29.80 756.9

""

Macao

29.82 757.4 82

""

Hoibow

3 p.

Pakhoi....

55

Phulien

4 p.

Tourane

Cape St.James

Aparri

Manila

p.

29.82 p. 29.80

757

757.3 79 86

Lepaspi

29.82 757. 90

Bacolod

3 p.

Iloilo Cebu

29.79 756.6

29.8I 757.2

""

Labuan

29.81 757.2

,,

SWGKWNSSEX

29.82

757.5

29.80 757.0

""

29.78756.4

E

29.78 756.5

SW

9 a. 29.85 758.2 10 a. 29.95 | 758.2

81

96

SW

83 80

W

WNW

""

29.85 758.2

NNW

29.87 758.7 83

420

C

9 a.

""

10 a.

39

:

6 a.

INNON

10 a. 29.88 759

6 a.

:

9 a.

29.85758.2 29.88 758.9

""

29.87 758.7

"

84

WSW

SW

NE

O

:

:

0

C

C

On the 16th at 11.25 a.-The barometer has fallen over China and Japan.

A depression is moving Eastwards over N.E. Japan, and possibly a second area of low pressure is situated over N. China.

Pressure is highest and in slight excess of the normal over the Pacific in the neighbour- hood of the Loochoos. It is in defect by 0.3 inch over N.E. Japan, and by about 0.1 inch over the E. Coast of China.

Hongkong Rainfall for the 24 hours ending at 10 a.m. to-day, 1.38 inches.

FORECAST FOR THE 24 HOURS ENDING AT NOON TO-MORROW.

Forecast District.

1.-Hongkong and Neighbourhood,....

2.-Formosa Channel,

3.--South coast of China between Hongkong

and Lamocks,

4.-South coast of China between Hongkong

and Hainan,

W. winds, light or moderate; fine.

Variable winds, moderate.

Same as No. 1.

Same as No. 1.

Hongkong Observatory, Sunday, 16th September, 1906.

F. G. FIGG,

First Assistant.

Station.

Hour.

75

D1.

China Coast Meteorological Register.

16th September, 1906, p.m.

Barometer.

Inches. Millrs.

ature.

Temper-

Humidity.

Wind.

Direc-For-

tion.

ce.

Weather.

Hour.

17th September, 1906, a.m.

Barometer,

|Inches. Millrs.

ature

Temper-

Humidity.

Wind.

Diree-For-

tion.

ce-

Weather,

Wladivostock 2

P.

Nemuro

29.45 748.1

Hakodate

29.54 750.2

Tokio

29.59 751.6

Kochi

29.76 755.8

Nagasaki...

29.80756.8

Kagoshima

29.84 757.9

Oshima

29.89 759.1

Naha

Ishigakijima.

Chefoo.

29.89 | 759.2 29.85 758.3 29.90759.4

72

Weihaiwei

29.86 758.4

NW

Hankow

Kiukiang

29.95 760.7

N

29.85 758.2

79

NE

Shanghai

20.78 756.4 79

N

Gutzlaff

29.77756.1 83

NSW

Sharp Peak...

29.75 | 755.6

NE

Amoy Swatow

29.78 756.4

SE

84406022688822213

7 a.

6 a. 29.40

749.1 29.62752.2

:

29.88 29.98 750.1

SW W

99

29.71 754.6

NW

29.80 | 756.8

SW

29.84 737.8

758.9

SW

29.89 759.2

29.86758.3

6

9

29.94 : 760.5

6 a. 30.04

763.0 68 90

30.01

762.2 81 91 9 a. 29.95 760.7 73 63

29.91 769.5

82 29.83757.7

NE

0

NE

Or

68

87

NNE NNE

omd

0

6 a. 29.79 756.6 79 95

NE

29.73755.1

NW

Taihoku

29.75755.7

NW

5

a. 29.80757.0

Taichu...

29.73 755.1

29.81757.1

Tainan...

29.78756.4

W

29.80757.0

Koshun

29.80 756,9

SE

29.82

757.5

Pescadores

29.74 755.5

NW

29.80756.8

In gen

SE

Canton....

P

29.71 754.6

92

NW

Hongkong

29 74 755.4

67

SW

9 a. 29.83757.7

10 a. 29.86 758.4 84 78 W

84

91

C

Victoria Peak

WNW

""

Gap Rock

29.76 755.9

W

29 82 757.4

NW WNW

51

Macao,.

29.85

758.2

85

O

19

Hoihow

3 p.

9 a.

Pakhoi....

Phulien

P. 29.74

755.4 84

0

10 a.

Tonrane

29.76755.9 91

Cape St.James

29.72754.9

86

Aparri

6 a.

Manila

29.76 756

86

10 a. 29.84 758 86 79 SSW

C

Lepaspi

29.81 757.2

Bacolod

3 p.

Iloilo Cebu

29.75 765.6 85

29.81 757.2

""

Labuan

29.79756.6 85

6 a..

9 a.

29.83 757.7

25

b

29.86 758.4

""

29.88 | 758.9

53

NW

C

b

On the 17th at 11.35 a.-The barometer is rising over N. China and Japan, and falling slowly over the Philippines.

The depression over N.E. Japan is moving into the Pacific.

Pressure is relatively high in the neighbourhood of the Loochoos, and over Central

China.

Except over E. Japan, where pressure is from 0.2 to 0.4 inch in defect, departures from the normal are small in amount.

Hongkong Rainfall for the 24 hours ending at 10 a.m. to-day, 0.00 inches.

FORECAST FOR THE 24 HOURS ENDING AT NOON TO-MORROW.

Forecast District.

1.-Hongkong and Neighbourhood,.

2.-Formosa Channel,

3.-South coast of China between Hongkong

and Lamocks,

4.-South coast of China between Hongkong

Variable winds, moderate; probably some thunder

showers.

N.E. winds, freshening.

Same as No. 1.

and Hainan,

Same as No. 1.

F. G. FIGG,

First Assistant.

Hongkong Observatory, Monday, 17th September, 1906.

Station.

Hour.

76

D3.

-am.com

China Coast Meteorological Register.

17th September, 1906, p.m.

Barometer.

Inches Millrs.

ature.

Temper-

Humidity.

Wind.

Direc- tion.

For-

ce.

Weather.

Hour.

18th September, 1906, a.m.

Barometer.

Inches. Millrs.:

ature.

Temper-

Humidity.

Wind.

Direc-For-

tion.

ce.

Weather.

Wladivostock 2 p.

Nemuro

29.53 750.1

SW

7 a.

6 a.

""

Hakodate.....

29.65 | 753.2

W

Tokio

29.75

755.6

N

"

99

Kochi

29.83 757.8

NW

99

Nagasaki..

29.91 759.8

NE

Kagoshima

29.88 758.9

W

"

Oshima

29.89 759.1

SE

Naha

29.89 759.2

N

""

ishigakijima

29.89 759.3

n

Chefoo

3 p.

:

6 a.

Weihaiwei

29.90 759.4

N

9 a

Haukow

30.09 764.3 77 82

E

6 a.

Kukiang..

30.07763.8

63

NE

"

Shanghai

Gutzlaff

30.02 762.5 71 75 29.97761.2 70 70

ENE

0

9 a.

NNE

CV

""

Sharp Peak...

29.80756.9 85 85

E

0

99

Amoy

29.76 755.9

79

ESE

6 a.

21

Swatow

29.68 753.9 85

79

E

**

Taihoku

p. 29.81 757.1

N

""

5 a.i

Taichn

29.81 757.2

NW

:

19

Tainan.

29.80 756,9

SE

**

Koshun

29.82 757.4

E

""

""

Pescadores

་་

29.82 757.5

SE

Canton.....

3 p. 29.75 755.6 83 96

ΟΙ

9 a.

Hongkong

4

p. 29.74 755.4 82 84

ESE

0

10 a. 29.28 743.7 75 100

SW

10 orq

Victoria Peak

E

:

""

Gap Rock

29.71 754.6

W

""

"

Macao

29.74 757.9 86

0

Hoihow

3 p.

9 a.

Pakhoi....

Phulien

4 p.

""

10 a.

Tourane

""

Cape St.James

""

Aparri

2 p.

"

6 a.

Manila..

4 p. 29.76 756 79 84 NNE

Legaspi Bacolod

2 p.

3 p.

10 a.

0

6 a.

9 a.

Hoilo

29.75

755.6

SW

Cebu

29.80756.9

29.76 755.9 87

Labuan

   On the 18th at 8.00 a.-Orders issued to hoist the Black Drum and at 8.40 a. to fire the typhoon gun.

The centre of a small typhoon, probably formed last night to the East of Hongkong, passed quickly over the Colony between 8.30 a.m. and 11 a.m. It gave no indication of its

existence until close to the Colony.

Telegraphic communication between the Observatory and Hongkong is interrupted.

Hongkong Rainfall for the 24 hours ending at 10 a.m. to-day, 3.45 inches.

FORECAST FOR THE 24 HOURS ENDING AT NOON TO-MORROW.

Forecast District.

1.-Hongkong and Neighbourhood,.

2.-Formosa Channel,

3.--South coast of China between Hongkong and Lamocks. 4.---South coast of China between Hongkong and Hainan,

S. E. winds, decreasing; showery.

Hongkong Observatory, Tuesday, 18th September, 1906.

F. G. FIGG,

First Assistant.

A

77

Exhibit E.

Direction and force of wind taken at Hongkong Observatory between 7.23 a.m. and 1.23 p.m. on 18th September, 1906.

18th September, Lowest Barometer at 9h. 43m. a.m. (Standard Time.) = 28.997.

Wind.

Direction.

N.W. by W.

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

Standard Time.

18th 7.23 a.m. 8.23

""

9.23

""

10.23

11.23

12

0.23 p.m. 1.23

27

S.S.W. S. by E.

Force.

force 4

7

99

11

11

""

Taken by self-recording Anemometer.

10:00

Exhibit F.

Notes by French Consul of observations made ashore and afloat in connection with Typhoon of 18th September, 1906.

Observations locales faites à bord des bâtiments et à terre:

Depuis dimanche 16, atmosphère lourde, ciel gris plombé, nuages épais dans l'ouest.

Dimanche soir, amplitude oscillation barométrique absolument anormale: 0.21 inch (5 mm.) au lieu de 0.10 (normale), donc double de la normale, qui est 2.5 m/m.

Lundi 4 heures soir, baromètre environ 760 m/m.

Coucher du soleil lundi, rouge violacé en lignes horizontales derrière un rideau épais de nuées grises et lourdes.

Temps exceptionnellement chaud :-Tous signes indicatifs de typhon, auxquels il faut ajouter une marée barométrique peu marquée dans la matinée de lundi.---Brises de la région

ouest.

Baisse barométrique lente à partir de minuit mardi.

Hauteur barométrique: minuit:

4 h. matin: 6 h. 30 matin: 8 h. matin:

757 m m. (29.8) 756 mm. (29.75) 755 mm. (29.7) 754 m/m. (29.6).

 A partir de ce moment, chute brusque du baromètre 750 m'm. à 9 h. et jusqu'au mini- mum de 740 mm. (29.12) un peu avant 10 h. du matin.-Remontée brusque à partir de 10 h.

Hauteur à midi :

4 h. après midi: 10 h. soir :

753 m/m (29.75.) 756 m/m (29.8) 758 m/m (29.95).

Tenant compte de ces indications barométriques et atmosphériques et aussi de la loi des typhons dans les mers de Chine (brise de la région O.N.O., etc.,) le Commandant du "Polynésien" (Lieutenant de vaisseau BROC), sans s'arrêter aux renseignements ridiculement inexacts donnés le lundi matin par l'Observatoire de Hongkong, avait tenu depuis 3 h. du matin tous. ses feux allumés, avait doublé ses chaînes et pris toutes les dispositions voulues pour recevoir un typhon. Nos contre-torpilleurs avaient également tous leurs feux allumés depuis 7 h. du matin et leurs ancres doublées.

78

Exhibit G.

Copy of barometric curre taken on board French T.B.D. Javeline on 17th to 19th September, 1906.

Lundi

Mardi

Mercredi

4 $ 8 10 XII £ 4

§ 10 M2 4 6 8 1/0X/11 2

$10M 2 4 6

1/0 X 11 2 4 48 11/0

81/0

700

780

779

770

780

Typhon du 18 Septembre, 1906, Hongkong. Courbe du baromètre de la "Javeline".

h

*

{

MONDAY

Exhibit G 1.

Copy of barometric curve taken at Messrs. C. J. Gaupp & Co.'s premises in Hongkong on 17th to 24th September, 1906.

TUESDAY

1. $ $ 10x11 b 4 & 6 110 M3 2 4 & § 10 X 11 4 4 6 8 11 M 2 4 ¢

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

SUNDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY to Nir 2 § § § 10 X 1 2 4 6 8 10 12 12 4

$ 31/0 X 1 2 4 $ 8 10 1

NO

Cyclone of 18th September, 1906.

07

20

|

79

80

Exhibit H.

Extract from Letter from Director of Sikawei Observatory to Officer Commanding French T.B.D. Flotilla, dated 20th September, 1906.

  Extrait d'une lettre du P. FROC, Directeur de l'Observatoire de Zikawei, au Capitaine de frégate Sagot Duvauroux, commandant de la flottille des contre-torpilleurs.

de Shanghaï (" Zikawei "), le 20 Septembre, 1906.

  J'avais bien pensé à vous le 15, puis le 16, en me disant que cette fois vous étiez à l'abri quand j'envoyai à tous les sémaphores les deux signaux successifs :-

"Typhon au sud de Méaco Sima (1)" puis "typhon approchant de la côte Est de Formose. La direction quoique un peu vague, laissait entrevoir des menaces pour le Sud du canal. Le 17, l'absence de stations entre le Sud de Formose et Soatao, puis les dimensions pro- bablement restreintes du cyclone, me laissèrent en suspens, mais j'avais bien des peines à croire que le trou creusé près de Formose et s'y remplissant, n'allait pas se creuser ailleurs.

*

*

*

*

  L' Océanien (2) a eu la tempête, mais n'a coupé le cyclone que suivant un coude: cela venait bien du côté de Formose. En sortant de Hongkong, il avait la houle d'Est. La mer était démontée à 10 h. du soir, avec une pluie énorme. Le centre leur est passé dans le Sud, tandis qu'ils étaient à la cape au large de la pointe Breaker (3) sur les deux heures du

matin.

Exhibits I to I 6.

Telegram dated 20th September, 1906, and Letter dated 20th September, 1906, from French

Consul at Shanghai to French Consul at Hongkong forwarding Sikawei

Observatory Reports published on 16th to 19th September, "1906,

also Report of Sikawei Observatory on Hongkong Typhoon

published on 22nd September, 1906.

I.

SHANGHAI, 20th September, 1906.

Consul France Hongkong.

Zikawei Mercredi.

  Barom. 761,99 thermo. min. 18.9 maxim. 29.7 vent SEE k.p.h. 25.20. Typhon a traversé le Nord de Luçon allant probablement ONO barom. baisse Chine Sibérie, monte Corée Japon, temps couvert chaud Shanghai. 20 matin, barom, descend vent vire SE probabilités beau temps. Gros temps avec vents NE dans canal Formose. Vents modères variables dans le nord. FEIT.

I1.

SHANGHAI, le 20 Septembre, 1906.

  M. Ratard, Consul Général de France à Shanghai, à Monsieur G. Liébert, Consul de France à Hongkong.

  Comme suite à mon télégramme du 19 de ce mois, je m'empresse de vous faire parvenis les bulletins publiés par l'Observatoire de Zicawei les 16, 17, 18, et 19 Septembre, avec ler cartes des dépressions.

  J'espère qu'elles pourront compléter les indications transmises télégraphiquement au sujet du typhon qui a dévasté votre port le 18 Septembre. M. FEIT. (Assist. Consul General).

  (1) Groupe Sud des Riou Kiou, par conséquent E.S.E. de Formose et par environ 23° Latitude Nord, très près Latitude de Hongkong.

(2) Parti de Hongkong pour Shanghaï, lundi à 3 h. après midi.

(3) Pointe Breaker: vingtaine de milles S.0. de Soatao.

81

I2.

ZI-KA-WEI OBSERVATORY.

CHINA WEATHER SERVICE.

Observations taken on the 15th September, 1906 at several stations in the Far-East.

BAROMETER

THERMO.

WIND

STATION.

LONG. LAT.

TIME.

Pres- 24. Read- 24h Dir. Force. sure. Var. ing.

Var.

WEATHER.

Tomsk

84° 58′ 56° 30′

9 a.

763

-

1

3

+ 2

ESE

Nikolaevsk

140 45 53 8

6 a.

...

Irkoutsk

104 19

52 16

8 a.

770

Tschita

113 30

52 I

TA.

763

++

+ 3

3 NW

០៛

8

+ 2

Troitskosavsk

106 27

50 22

8 a.

768

6

+ 2

SW

Nemuro

145 35

43 20

p.

759

Wladivostock

131 54 43 7

6 a.

755

14

I

3

Hakodate

140 44 41 46

1 p.

755

8

Ing-k'eou

Tien-tsin

122 16 117 11 39 9

40 41

3

p.

757

-

3

3 p.

759

Tehe-fou

121 22 37 33

3 p.

...

Wei-bai-wei

Ts'ing-tao

122 9

87 30

758

120 18 36 韭

Tôkyô

Kochi...

Nagasaki

139 45 85 41

759

133 32

33 33

758

129 56

32 44

759

Tchen-kiang Nan-king

119 25 32 13

756

1 1 1 1

2

3

118 49

32 5

I p.

760

Kagoshima

130 25 31 35

759

Gutzlaff...

122 10

30-49

759

p.

Han-k'eon

114 18 30 35

3 p.

758

Cha-che

114 18 30 18

1 p.

...

I-tch'ang

111 19 30 42

3 p.

Hang-tcheon

120 12 30 11

...

758

P.

Ning-po.....

121 33 29 52

3 p.

757

Teh'ong-k'ing

Kieou-kiang

106 31 29 50 116 8 29 45

P.

**

3 p.

758

Oshima

129 30 28 23

759

1

P.

Wen-tcheou

120 40 28 1

3 p.

758

Ki-ngan

114 55 27 8

3 p.

Naba

127 41 26 13

1

759

P.

Sharp-Peak

119' 40 26 7

3 p.

757

Tailtoku......

121 28 25 4

1 p.

756

Amoy....

118 5 24 27

758

P.

Ishigakijima

124.

Taichu Pescadores Swatow

Taito ..... Hong-kong Koshun Phu-lien

7 24 20 120 40 24 2 119 34 23 33 116 40 23 23

758

p.

1 p.

755

755

p.

3 P.

121 8 22 45

1

p.

756

114 10 22 18

3 p.

757

120 47 22 4

735

p.

106 41 20 15

4 p.

756

+ 1

Aparri

121 37 18 21

6 a.

758

Tourane.

Manille

Legaspi

C. S. Jacques ....

108 16 16 120 59 14 37 123 45 13 107 5 10 20

4

4 p.

756

4 p.

757

9

6 n.

759

4 p

p.

757

IRR IN ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀08 18 15: 1825 183.:********2

:::

23

SW

I

23

1

1 NW

22

1

2

1

2

25

.0

24

-

1 1

♡ H

32

30

28

T

2

29

0

32

0

+ 2

30

29

+ 2 SW

0

NENENDE ING INNE BEHEER

0

1.

6

0

4

2

be

2

be

2

c

4

4

4

3

4.

0

be

2

...

31 + 2

2

bey

28

1

I

4

be

...

0

2

b b

0

be

2

C

6

3

C

8

b

SW

2

6

2

25

26

27

25

0 34

0 24

29

│+++ !+

NE

6

4

Z

N

6

SE

5

+ 2

+ 2

GAINE

1

W

0

SW

2

REMARKS.

Zikawei.-Th. max. 32°6 mi. 23°4. Barom. m. 758.2. Rain 0. Prevail. Wind SE, Veloc. 10 k.p.h.

Depressions.-The Northern depression is growing deeper and stronger as it advances towards Wladivostock and the Sea of Japan. The wind begins to blow from the N or the NW on Northern China, while a W to S gale is felt on the Western shore of Japan.

A new centre is signalled advancing towards Formosa from the South of the Meiaco Sima group it does not yet give signs of violence, but may bring rough weather in the Formosa Channel and North of Formosa.

The 15th has been a relatively very hot day on the Low Yangtze Valley 32°6 C. being registered at Shanghai in the afternoon.

No. 78:

82

ZI-KA-WEI OBSERVATORY.

INA WEATHER SERVICE.

Chart of September 16th, 1906, Morning (6 a.in.).

100

10%

104 106 108 110

112 114. 116 118 /20 122, 124 120 128 130 132

134 135

133

140 142 14

SYMM

ABBREV.

b.

fair.

C.

cloudy.

d.

drizzle.

f.

fog.

h1.

hail.

3

1.

lightning.

B

PC.

11.

mist.

0.

overcast.

ba

P.

showers.

122

X

Love

N

768

1766

q.

squally.

LOW

TEC

201

TA

755

1.

rain.

116]

S.

snow.

t.

#hunder.

8

100

102

760

104 126 108

fai

158

cloud

MIN

TEX

HIGH

IH ·

GH

114

11/6

118

120 122

123 120 128 730 12

740

750

160

770

شه تابا

+

1

Millimètres..

730

Inches

THE

driz:

=

fog.

lightning

8

dvil.

O

CONCE

134- 126 138 140 142 144

180 Millimètres.

Inches

74 82 90 06 14 21 29 37 45 53 61 69 77 86 92 08 16 24 32 40 48 56 67 71

29.00

- 30.00

showen

squally.

ruin.

*

SHOW.

thunder.

J

83

I3.

ZI-KA-WEI OBSERVATORY.

CHINA WEATHER SERVICE.

Observations taken on the 16th September, 1906 at several stations in the Far-East."

BAROMETER

THERMO.

WIND

STATION.

LONG.

LAT.

TIME.

Pres- 24 Road- 21h sure. Var. ing. Var.

Dir. Force.

WEATHER.

Tomsk

84° 58′ 56° 30′

g'a.

Nikolaevsk

140 45 53

8

6 a.

22

759

J 13

ca

:

8

S

Q

Irkoutsk

104 19 52 16

8 a.

758

Tschita

113 30

52 1

7 n.

768

Troitskosavsk

106 27

50 22

8 a.

771

+

21 10 30

1

عشرات الله

E

Z

0

Nemuro.

145 85

13 20

1 p.

748

S

Տ

Wladivostock

131 54 43 *

6 .

750

18

+ 4

Z

Hadodate

Ing-k'eou

140 44 122 16 40 41

41 46

I p.

750

W

756

22

Tien-tsin

117 11 39 9

753

24

Tehe-fou

121 22

37 33

3 p.

759

22

Wei-hai-wei

122 9

37 30

3 p.

758

0

22

Ts'ing-tao

120.18

36 4

Tôkyô

139 45

35 41

751

Kochi.... Nagasaki

13 32 33 33

1

752

129 56 32 44

756

Tehen-kiang

119 25 32 13

755

Nan-king

118 49 32 5

758

Kagoshima

130 25 31 35

757

Gutzlaff

122 10 30 49

756

-

Han-k'con

114 18 30 35

758

Cha-che

114 18 30 18

I-tch'aug

111 · 19

30 42

757

Hang-tcheon.

120 12.

30 11

756

Niug-po.....

121 33

29 52

755

NN

Teh'ong-k'ing

106 31 29 50

Kieou-kiang Oshima Wen-tcheon Ki-ngan Naha Sharp-Peak

116 8

129 30

29 45* 28 23

...

756

758.

120 40 28 1

p.

756

114 55 27 8

3 p.

127 41 26 13

1 p.:

758

119 40 26

7

p.

752

Taihokn........

Amoyi..

Ishigakijima

121 28 25 4. 118 5 24 27 124 7 24 20

754

p.

754

1

757

Taichu

120 40 24 2

75£

Pescadores.

119 84 23 33

754

Swatow

116 40 23 23

Taitoi..

121 8 22 45

756

0 29

Hong-koug

114 10 22 18

753

-

Koshun

120 47 22 4

755

0 24

Phu-lien

106 41 20 45

755

Aparrin

121 37 18 21

6

758

0

Tourane.. Manille Legaspi C. S. Jacques

108 16 16 4

756

.0 33

120 59 14 37

4 p.

756

123 45 13 9 107 5 10 20

il.

758

4 p.

755

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NW

4

+

NW

NW

B

Z

SE.

6

25

0

NE

1

0

26

2

Z

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2

Z

31

0

SSW

2

bey

.22

6

X

30

SE

2

b

32

0

Z

0

b

.32

+ ·2

NE

2

be

29

+1

NE

2

b

X

2

30

0

SE

c

29

NE

1

b

31

NW

31

0

SE

2

6

31.

Z

0

28

NW

6.

· 0

E

4

30

} 29 + 2 SE

24

30

25

30

+ 1 + | | 1++.

SW

2

b

2 SE

1

3

{

1

с

W

I

+ 1

S

2:

'

REMARKS.

Zikawei.-Th. max. 31°8 mi. 24°2. Barom. mean 757; Rain 0. Veloc. 19 k.p.h.

Prevail. Wind N,

Depressions.-The Northern depression continues to travel Eastwards across the Sea of Japan. The centre in the South is nearly stationary at Formosa. Glass rising briskly S of Lake Baikal.

Wind.-Very variable breezes along the coast S of Shantung; the winds from the W quadrant begin to blow at Chefoo, following the depression.

Thermometer.-The temperature is decreasing in China. The thermometer reading at Irkutsk was below the freezing point for the first time of the season,

ABBREV.

b.

fair.

c.

cloudy.

d.

trizzle.

f.

fog.

ს.

hail.

1.

ghtning.

m.

mist.

134

0.

-vercast.

P.

howers.

զ. qually.

r.

rain.

9.

now.

t.

sinder.

6

No. 79.

·84°

ZI-KA-WEI OBSERVATORY.

CHINA WEATHER SERVICE.

Chart of September 17th, 1906, Morning (6 a.m.).

100 102: 104 106 108 110

112 114 116 118 /20 122, 124 120 128 130

132 134 136

133 140

142.

SYMBOL

2601

AN

N

75

fair.

cloudy.

48

Ꮎ .

drizzle.

fog.

752

koil.

138

75

lightning

dust.

tvercast,

24 showers.

squally.

rain.

*

snow.

K

18

thunder.

100 102 104 106 108

110

12

114 116 178 120 122 121 126 128

730

134

136 138 140

142 144

Millimètres. 730

740

7150

160

что

180 Millimètres.

[': ittifakststoffteclatofetzt++"fr/2/tytrit

Inches

74 82 90

06 14 21 29 37 45 53 61 69 778692 081624 32 40 48 56 67 71

29.00

30.00

Inches

85

14.

ZI-KA-WEI OBSERVATORY.

CHINA WEATHER SERVICE.

Observations taken on the 17th September, 1906 at several stations in the Far-East.

BAROMETER

THERMO.

WIND.

STATION.

LANG. LAT.

TIME.

sure.

Pres- 2.1 Read 24

Var..

Dir. Force.

ing. Var.

WEATHER.

Tomsk

81° 58′ 56° 30′

9 a.

755

6

-7

A

Nikolaevsk

140 45 53

8:

6 a.

Irkoutsk

Tschita

Troitskosavsk

104 19 62 16

52 113 FO 106 27. 50 22

8 a.

751

7

I

7 a.

765

8a.

765

Nemuro

145 35

43 20

1 p.

750

Wladivostock

131 54

43 777

754

Hakodate

140 44

41 46

759

Ing-k'eon ..

122 16 40 41

760

Tien-tsin

117 11

39 9

761

Tche-fon

121 22

37 33

761

Wei-hai-wei

122 9

87 30

759

1+++++++

111+++++++

24

Ts'ing-tao

120 18

36

4

P.

Tôkyô

139 45 35 41

1 p.

755

Kochi..

133 32 33 33

1 p.

757

Nagasaki

129 56

32 44

1 p.

759

Tchen-kiang

119 25

32 13

3

762

Nan-king

118 49

32

1

p.

764

Kagoshima

130 25

31.35

758

Gutzlaff,

122 10

30 49

3 p.

761

Han-k'con

114 18

30 35

761

++++++++

+1

25

25

+ 5

24

+ 3

25

Chin-chie.

114 18 30 18

761

24

I-tch'ang

111 19 30 42

P.

762 + 5

29

Hang-tcheon

120 12

30 11

P.

762

+ 9

21

Ning-po

121 33

29 52

761

21

Tchong-k'ing

Kieon-kiang Oshima Wen-tcheon Ki-ngan.... Naba Sharp-Peak Taihoku.

120 40 28

114 55 27 8 127 41 26 13 119 40 20 121 28 25

106 31 29 50 116

29 45 8 129 30 28 23

758

762

23 + 6

758

757

1

7

313

758

0

755

756

++

Amay. Ishigakijima

118

5

24 27

751

124 7 24 20

738

Taichu

120 40 24 2

756

Pescadores..

119 34 23 33

756

+++

Swatow

116 40

23 23

Taita

121 8

22 45

737

Hong-kong

114 10

Koshun

22 18 120 47 22

763

756

1 +

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++

Phu-lien..

103 41 20 45

755

Aparri

121 57 18 21

6

758

Tourane.

108 16 16 4

4 p.

756

Manille Legaspi

120 59 14 37

1 p.

756

123 45 13 9

6 a.

758

C. S. Jacques

107 5 10 20

4 p.

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NW

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NE

4

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W

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E

0

X

be

SE

be

11 NE

be

NE

0

23

W

6 NE

SE

+ 1

ESE

ESE

S

1

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SE

SE

1 + +

ESE

E

6

SSE

3

b

E

C

NE

1

26

NE

24

Z

()

REMARKS.

Zikawei.-Th. max. 22°7 mi. 17°3. Barom. mean 761.7. Rain 0. Prevail. Wind NE, Veloc. 11 k.p.h.

Barometer. There is still a maximum but not so heavy, advancing Eastwards near Lake Baikal. The Northern depression crosses Yezo Island with a storm. The one report- ed at Formosa fills up gradually.

Thermometer. In the afternoon the temperature ranges near 30° C. at Formosa, and 25° C. in the Valley. It is falling notably at Shanghai.

Wind.-a W to SW gale has prevailed over N Nippon and on the coasts of Yezo. Strong Northerly breezes at the mouth of the Yangtze. Variable winds in the South.

Note. Little shocks of earthquake registered during the afternoon from 12.20 to 12.31, amplitude maximum at 12.28.

No. 80%

86

ZI-KA-WEI OBSERVATORY.

CHINA WEATHER SERVICE.

Chart of September 18th, 1906, Morning (6 a.m.).

100 10%

104 106

110

112

ABBREV.

119 116

118 120 122 124 126 128 130_132 134 135 138 140

142

YMBULL

b.

fair.

C.

cloudy.

..

drizzle.

f.

fog.

11.

kail.

chining.

m.

mist.

り.

vercast.

P.

lowers,

qually.

1201

}'.

rain.

S.

`now.

1.

18

under.

100 102

M

ON.

764

fair.

cloudy.

Ө

drizzle.

=

fog.

bail.

F

lightning.

úst.

758

trerinst,

showers.

W

0

[2] squally.

L

Sha

rain.

*

sna.

18

K

thunder

102

106 108 110 112

114

1/6

118

120 122, 12+ 126

128

140

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74 82 90 06 14 21 29 37 45 53 61 69 77 86 92 081624 32 40 48 56 67 71

tGo

770

130 132 134 136 138 140 142, 144

180 Millimètres.

Inches

29.00

30.00

87

Is.

ZI-KA-WEI OBSERVATORY.

CHINA WEATHER SERVICE.

Observations taken on the 18th September, 1906 at several stations in the Far-East.

STATION.

LONG. LAT.

TIME.

BAROMETER | THERMO

Pres- 24b Pres- 24h 'sure. Var. sure. Var,

WIND.

Dir. Force.

WEATHER:

Tomsk

84° 58′ 56° 30′

9 a.

758

+ 3

Nikolaevsk

140 45 53 8

6 a.

:

Irkoutsk

104 19 52 16

8 a.

751

10

10

Tschita

113 30

52 1

a.

762

Troitskosavsk

106 -27

30 22

it.

758

Nemuro.

145 35

43 20

757

*

Wladivostock

131.54

43 7

: 6

76J

|··} | ++

12

Hakodate

140 44

41 46

759

Ing-k'cou

122 16 40 41

763

Tien-tsin.

117 11

39 9

762

Tche-fou

121 22

37.33

3 p.

761

Wei-hai-wei

122 9

37 30

P.

766

++++

+ 3

25

28

+ 3

25

22

Ts'ing-tao

120 18 36 4

2 p.

Tôkyô

139 45 85 41

p.

762

Kochi...

133 82 33 33

1 p.

762.

Nagasaki

125 56 32 44

1

763

+++

Tchen-kiang

119 25 32 13

764

26

Nan-king

118 49 32 5

705

26

Kagoshima

130 25 31 35

762

Gutzlaff.

Han-k'eon

Cha-che..

I-tch'ang

122 10 30 49- 114 18 30 35 114 18 30 18 111 19 30 42

765

762

p.

762

++++

24.

27

3 p.

762

28.

Hang-tcheon

120 12 30 11

p.

764

Ning-po

121 33 29 52

3 p..

763

Tel'ong-k'ing

106 31 29 50

3

p.

756

Kicou-kiang Oshima

116 8

29.45

p.

761

129 30

28 23

p.

761

Wen-tcheon

120 40 28 1

762

++++.

21

25

23

1

-26

25

Ki-ngan Nalia Sharp-Peak

114 55 27 8

p.

127 41 26 13

p.

759

119 40 26 7

3

P.

759

Taihoku..

121 28

25 4

P.

751

Amoy.. Ishigakijima Taichu Pescadores.. Swatow Taito Hong-kong

Koshun Phu-lien Appari Tourane. Manille Legaspi

23 23 22 45

116 40 121 ૪ 114 10 22 18 120 47 22 4 106 41 20 45 121 87 18 21 108 16 16 4 120 59 14 37

118 5

24 27

دت

P. 757

++++

27

· 32-

30

124 777

24 20

P.

758

120 40 24 2

757

+ 1 30 +

119 34 23 38

P. 751

+ 2 29

3 p.

757

30

757

p. 4 p.: Ga. 756

757

756

+++

28

30

31-

29

755

1

33

P.

C. S. Jacques

123 45 13 9 107 5 10 20

6 a.

4 p.

764 765 766

30:

3 28

27

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2.

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3

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d

4

4

NE.

to 4 to

6

b

6

6

8

6

6.

be

++

1:

3

2200 0.0

REMARKS.

Zikawei.-Th. max. 26°8 min. 18°8. Barom. mean 763.9. Rain 0. Prevail. Wind ENE, Veloc. 19 k.p.h.

Depressions. A very violent storm of quite limited area raged in Hongkong on Tuesday morning (barometer 744, and Wind SW force 10 at 10 a.m.).

A typhoon, formed over the Pacific, is approaching the Northern part of Luzon..

Cloudy but fine at Shanghai.

No. 81:

88

ZI-KA-WEI OBSERVATORY.

CHINA WEATHER SERVICE.

Chart of September 19th, 1906, Morning (6 a.m.).

100 10%

104 105 108 110

112 114

› BBREV.

116 118 120 122 134

126 128

130

132 134 136

138 140

142 144

b.

fair.

C.

cloudy.

d.

rizzle.

f.

fog.

¢

h.

hail.

1.

·htning.

38

misi.

0.

ercast.

p.

'owers.

q. ually.

r.

rain.

9.

now.

1.

inder.

758-

SYMBOLA.

fair.

cloudy.

Ha drizzle.

= fog.

hail.

W

lightning.

NO TELEGRAMS

23

KE!

dust.

overcast.

showers.

squally.

116) rain.

*

snow.

K

18.

thunder.

100

102 104 106 108 110

114

1118

120

122

12+ 126

128

Millimètres. 734

.440

750

too

410

£30 132 134 736 138 140

180 Millimètres.

G 142 144

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74 82 90. 06 14 21 29 37 45 53 61 69 77 86 92 08 16 24 32 40 48 56 67 71

Inches

29.00

30.00

89

I.

"LE TYPHON DE HONGKONG."

  Pour répondre d'un seul coup aux questions qui nous sont sans cesse adressées par les commandants de navires, voyageurs, etc., touchant le typhon désastreux qui a ravagé le port de Hongkong, nous nous décidons à publier, sans plus de retard, les notes suivantes, quitte à les compléter ensuite ou à les rectifier par les documents que les marins, nous l'espérons, voudront bien adresser à l'Observatoire de Zi-ka-wei.

  Cette tempête fut un typhon de faible diamètre, mais régulier, du genre de celui qui, dans la nuit du 9 au 10, avait abordé la côte entre Saotao et Amoy. Les premiers indices du nouveau centre furent donnés, cette fois encore, par les observations japonaises des îles à l'Est de Formose, stations dont on ne saurait assez apprécier la valeur : leurs renseignements, com- binés avec ceux de Formose, nous permirent de lancer aux sémaphores en relations avec Zi-ka-wei le premier signal "Typhon au Sud des Méaco-Sima", pour mettre sur leurs gardes les navires partant pour le Sud le samedi 15 à 11h. du matin. On ne pouvait encore donner la marche du centre. Le lendemain 16, le bulletin indiquait une marche "vers le Sud de Formose": la baisse s'accentuait sur cette île, et au Cap Sud, la brise de Nord avait pris la force 6, tandis qu'un coup de vent de la même direction, force 8, se déclarait aux Pescadores. Vers midi, un nouveau signal fut lancé, le cyclone approchait de Formose par l'Est en avançant lentement: toutes les stations paraissent s'être trouvées trop loin du centre proprement dit pour qu'il fût alors jugé possible de définir plus exactement sa direction: il était seulement clair qu'il avançait vers Formose et la côte de Chine, et l'on put annoncer, le soir, "du gros temps dans le Canal, avec de forts vents de la partie Nord sur la côte, au sud des Chusan.' La partie violente se trouvait, non au centre des isobares qui, sur la carte quotidienne de Zikawei, entourent Formose ce jour-là, mais dans la partie Sud, voisine du canal des Bashees.

11

  Ici deux points paraissent déjà assez bien établis : le premier, que le centre, tout en avançant, alla se creusant de plus en plus: en effet, il passa plus loin des Pescadores que du Cap sud de Formose, et cependant la courbe tracée sur les observations de cette dernière station (Koshun) accuse une baisse moins forte que celle de la première (Hokoto); à Soatao le 17, la pression baissa encore plus bas. La seconde remarque, c'est que le cyclone, lancé d'abord vers le O.N.O. parait avoir dévié peu à peu vers l'O ou le O. 1 S. O. à mesure qu'il approchait de la côte de Chine, vraisemblablement sous l'influence des hautes pressions qui, de Sibérie et de Mongolie, envahissaient la vallée du Yang-tse-kiang. Du 15 au 16, le baromètre était monté de 768mmà 771 au sud du Baïkal (Troitzkossavsk), et comme con- séquence, du 16 au 17, la pression s'était élevée de 756mm à 763mm à Changhaï et à 762mm à Han-k'eou et à I-tch-ang: le "gradient" en fut accru, et sans doute aussi la force du cyclone.

111111

  Autant qu'on peut le déterminer par les courbes tracées sur les 3 observations qu'on reçoit chaque jour des stations de Formose, le centre passa, le 16, vers 9 h. du matin au sud de l'île, puis à 4 h. du soir au sud des Pescadores qui avaient essuyé, à 1 h. de l'après-midi, un assez fort coup de vent de N.O. Dès lors, faute de stations, il est impossible, à la distance où nous sommes, et dans l'état de nos renseignements, de suivre la marche du centre à travers la vaste étendue de mer qui forme le sud du Canal. Le premier jalon que nous trouvons désormais sur la route, nous est fourni par le vapeur Océanien des Messageries Maritimes, apportant la malle d'Europe à Changhaï.

Ce vapeur

avait quitté la bouée des Messageries à 3 h. du soir, le 17.

  Au sortir des passes de Hongkong, le rapport très circonstancié de M. le commandant Couret note des brises de la partie Est, très variables, avec une houle d'Est, faible mais sensible; cette houle était-elle soulevée par la faible brise ou était-ce la houle du typhon? la dernière alternative est fort probable, mais non certaine. Le temps garda belle apparence jusqu'à 8 h. du soir; alors le ciel se couvrit et des éclairs parurent à l'horizon. A 9 h. du soir com- mencèrent les grains qui de l'E.N.E. se fixèrent au N.E en devenant violents. La mer, d'E et de S.E devient bientôt énorme, et le navire dut prendre la cape, route à l'E pour s'éloigner de terre, en fatiguant beaucoup.

  On ne saurait reproduire ici tout le rapport. A minuit, la tempête appuyait de l'E.N.E. à l'E.; le 18, à 1 h. du matin, grains violents de l'E., à 1 h., tempête d'E.S.E., le centre passait dans le Sud du navire. La chute du baromètre cessa à 2 h. et la hausse reprit à 2 h., tandis que le vent virait graduellement au S.E. Le navire, ayant fait une moyenne de 13.5 nœuds jusqu'à 10 h du soir, n'était pas fort éloigné du phare de Breaker: le minimum barométrique, d'après l'enregistreur du bord, toutes corrections faites, fut de 7510. No-

90

tons que tandis que l'Océanien luttait avec la tempête au sud de Soatao, le vapeur Kanchow, commandant J. Meathrel, éprouvait un fort coup de vent (heavy gale) de N.E bien loin au Nord du canal, de 8 h. à minuit, et allait, à 4 h. du matin du 18, prendre un mouillage à l'abri des îles Tucog (latitude 27°). Remarquons enfin que le paquebot-poste français, dès qu'il put reconnaître la côte, trouva qu'il avait été porté vers la terre à 13 milles de la route estimée: un courant s'était donc produit, dû à la masse d'eau que le typhon dans sa violence poussait devant lui vers la côte de Chine; c'est le même phénomène qui cause les ras de marée si connus dans le golfe du Bengale et ailleurs.

Quant au port de Hongkong, les détails du désastre ne sont que trop connus: la pression baissait, le 17, mais nous ne savons pas l'heure du minimum. En supposant qu'elle corres- ponde au milieu de la tempête, c'est-à-dire à 9 h. du matin, nous trouvons que le centre mit environ 8 heures pour se rendre du sud de l'Océanien au port de Hongkong: la distance étant d'environ 110 milles, on peut attribuer au typhon un déplacement de 13.7 milles à l'heure. La vitesse depuis Formose, parait être allée en croissant, car si l'on compare les heures des minima des courbes tracées sur les observations du cap sud de Formose, des Pes- cadores et de Soatao, avec l'heure du minimum à bord de l'Océanien, on arrive à une vitesse de 7.5 a 8 milles pour la traversée au sud du Canal.

II y a tout lieu de croire que la vitesse alla croissant progressivement durant la route.

Sans nous étendre sur la catastrophe du 18, qu'il nous soit permis de payer notre tribut de regrets bien vifs aux victimes de l'accident, qui se comptent par milliers, et spécialement à nos pauvres marins.

Exhibits J to J 2.

Telegram dated 19th September, 1906, from French Consul at Manila to French Consul at Hongkong and Letter dated 28th September, 1906, from Director of Manila

Observatory to French Consul at Manila forwarding Manila Observatory Notes for 13th to 15th September, 1906.

J.

MANILA, le 19 Septembre, 1906.

Dimanche 16, baromètre haut, tendance baisse Sud et Est archipel. Vents prédominant premier octant, forts en haute mer, pluie sur côtes Est et îles S.E. et S.S.E. beau reste archipel.

Lundi 17, baromètres ont commencé retomber dans tout archipel en raison nouvelle aire dépression à quelque distance dans Pacifique. Vents Ouest prédominant avec pluies et orages, beau actuellement. LABROUCHE.

Mr. LABROUCHE, Consul de France à Manila. Monsieur le Consul,

すい

Philippine Weather Bureau.

MANILA, le 28 Septembre, 1906.

Je m'empresse de répondre à votre lettre en vous envoyant les notes demandées par Mr. le Consul de France à Hongkong. J'ajoute la note publiée le 13 parce que chaque note embrasse les 24 heures suivantes et par conséquent celle du 13 et une bonne partie du 14 qui est un des jours nommés dans le câble de votre collègue de Hongkong. Les notes sont envoyées séparément.

Veuillez agréer, Monsieur le Consul, l'expression de ma très haute considération.

JOSÉ ALGUÉ, S.J. Director of Weather Bureau.

91

J..

2.

Philippine Weather Bureau.

MANILA, September 28th, 1906.

  Weather notes published by the Manila Observatory for the 24 hours following the date of publication:-

  13th 11 a.m.-Barometers are falling in Northern and Western Luzon and almost stationary in the rest of the Archipelago, excepting the most Eastern stations where they show a tendency to fall. There is a center of low pressure to the W. of N. Luzon. Without being dangerous for the Archipelago it will cause winds from the 3rd quadrant on the Western coasts and seas specially in the S. of China Sea and in the Solu Sea, with some rains and general thunderstorms. Fair in S. Luzon, in the Visayas and Mindanao.

  14th 11 a.m.-Pressure high in the whole Archipelago including the islands to the S.E. where the barometers did show yesterday a tendency to fall, owing to a depression which is at present getting way from the Archipelago. Winds variable, prevailing those of the Southern quadrants of variable force with thunderstorms, especially inland. Fair.

  15th 11 a.m.-Pressure high but unsteady. Winds variable prevailing those of the Southern quadrants, moderate to fresh with thunderstorms, especially inland. Fair.

Exhibits L to L 3.

Reports of Director of Sikawei Observatory extracted from issues of the "North China Daily News" for 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th September, 1906.

L.

  The Director of Sicawei Observatory reports: State of the atmosphere on the 15th.- Maximum of Lake Baikal increasing. Depression of Manchuria progressing towards Japan Sea. Centre shown S. of the Meiaco Simo advancing towards S. Formosa. Very hot weather at Shanghai (max. 90°7).-State on the morning of the 16th.--Calm damp and hot weather at Shanghai. Pressure falling rather briskly.-Probabilities 5 p.m.-Rough weather between Manchuria, Korea and Japan, and probably N.W. gale after the passage of the depression. The new centre signalled in the S. is over Formosa or E. of it. Though not yet violent, it may cause rough weather in the Channel and strong N. wind S. of the Chusan Archipelago. Showers may be expected at Shanghai.

L1.

  The Director of Sicawei Observatory reports: State of the atmosphere on the 16th.- The depression of the North moved towards Yeso, and the centre of the South remained stationary over Formosa. A hollow seemed forming in the Yangtze Valley, South of Chungking. Heavy anticyclone South of Lake Baikal, and temperature fell below freezing point at Irkutsh, first time in season.-State on the morning of the 17th-Considerable fall in temperature and rapid rise in pressure at Shanghai. N. squalls at night and rain in the morning.-Probabilities, 5 p.m.-Fresh or strong N. to N.E. breezes are still expected between Wenchow and Formosa, because of the depression still prevailing on that Island. Strong N.W. breezes gradually abating over the N. coast. Rough weather over Japan Sea. Rain at times at Shanghai.

L2.

  The Director of Sicawei Observatory reports: State of the atmosphere on the 17th.-- The Northern depression caused a gale over N. Japan on crossing Yeso. The maximum of Siberia was travelling Eastwards whilst the depression of Formosa was filling up gradually.- State on the morning of the 18th.-Barometer continuing to rise at Shanghai and is above the mean. Overcast weather.-Note:--A slight earthquake was again registered on the 17th, afternoon, about 12.20.-Probabilities, 5 p.m.-Weather expected to improve at Shanghai. Autumnal monsoon, probably moderate, along the whole coast of China. The Northern depression will go away E. of Japan. The Centre of Formosa has filled up.

92

L.

The Director of Sicawei Observatory reports: State of the atmosphere on the 18th.- First snow fall at Tomsk. A heavy storm, probably of narrow diameter, passed over Hongkong in the morning (29°28 and whole S.W. gale at 10 a.m.). A typhoon originated in the Pacific seems to be moving towards N. Luzon.-State on the morning of the 19th.- Fine weather. Barometer falling slightly with E. to E.S.E. breezes.-Probabilities, 5 pm. -The new typhoon signalled by Manila has crossed the N. of Luzon; it is progressing N.W-wards and will still bring stormy weather over the N. of China Sea and in the S. of the Formosa Channel. Normal monsoon over the remainder of the coast. Fine weather at Shanghai.

Exhibits M to M 2.

Reports of Director of Sikawei Observatory extracted from issues of the "North China Daily News" for 26th, 27th and 28th September, 1906.

M.

The Director of Sicawei Observatory reports: State of the atmosphere on the 24th.- The typhoon approached Tourane, where a violent N.W. gale was experienced; the storm travelled towards the Gulf of Tongking. Heavy anticyclone over Lake Baikal. New de- pression at Tomsk; local centre over the Gulf of Pechili. State on the morning of the 25th.--Fresh Northerly breezes at Shanghai. Pressure rising rather rapidly. Note:-A slight earthquake was registered on the 24th at 11.5 a.m. The propagation seems to have been chiefly S W., perhaps coming from the Formosa Channel.-Probabilities, 5 p.m.-The storm caused by the typhoon will probably gradually abate in the Gulf of Tongking. Strong N. winds along the whole coast of China, N. of the Formosa Channel, on account of the very high pressures of the N.

The barometer shows tendency to fall again over Formosa. There are signs of a new depression of the Bashi Channel; it is moving probably slowly towards Formosa.

M1

1.

The Director of Sicawei Observatory reports: State of the atmosphere on the 25th.-- The typhoon which has been advancing on the China Sea since the 21st must have devastat- ed the coast of Anam between Tourane and Haiphong. Anticyclone North of Peking and strong monsoon along the coast. Manila reports a new typhoon to the S.E. of Luzon. Signs of a depression South of the Meiaco Sima. State on the morning of the 26th.-- Barometer still rising at Shanghai, with fine weather. The typhoon of the South must be crossing the south of Luzon. Probabilities, 5 p.m.-The typhoon shown yesterday is at present E. of Luzon, and is travelling N.W. probably with a tendency to incline N.N.W.- wards. It threatens Formosa and the S. of the Channel. Cyclonic gale over the N. of the China Sea and in the Formosa Channel. Very strong N.E. monsoon rising to gale force along the coast S. of the Chusan. Fine weather at Shanghai.

M2.

The Director of Sicawei Observatory reports: State of the atmosphere on the 26th- The typhoon shown yesterday is locating E. of Luzon and travelling N.W. The fall of the barometer at the Loochoos seems indicating a N.-ward movement or the division of the cyclone into two centres. Very heavy anticyclone over Lake Baikal.-State on the morn- ing of the 27th --Glass falling rather briskly at Shanghai with N. breezes; it is also falling at Amoy, and the typhoon must be approaching Formosa.-Probabilities, 5 p.m.- Manila reports the typhoon close of Luzon, between parallels 15 and 16. It will cross the China Sea, with a whole storm that may be felt too in S. of the Formosa Channel. Fresh or strong monsoon along the coast, S. of the Chusan Island.

93

Exhibits N and N 1.

Reports of Director of Sikawei Observatory extracted from issues of the "North China Daily News" for 30th and 31st August, 1905.

N.

  The Director of Sicawei Observatory reports: Tuesday, 29th August, 10 a.m.--State of the atmosphere on the 28th.-The typhoon enters the Bashee Channel towards the even- ing; it is travelling W.N.W.-ward and shows tendency to cross the S. of the Formosa Channel. Bad weather in the Channel. Unsteady breezes in the N. Heavy showers at Shanghai.-State on the morning of the 29th.-The typhoon has passed the S. end of Formosa. Glass rising at Shanghai under the influence of the high pressures of Mongolia. Overcast weather with N.E.-ly winds.-Probabilities, 5 p.m.-The typhoon enters the S. part of the Formosa Channel progressing N.W.-ward. Bad weather in the S. Variable winds in the N.

N1.

The Director of Sicawei Observatory reports: Wednesday, 30th August, 10 a.m.- State of the atmosphere on the 29th.-The typhoon enters the S. part of the Formosa Channel, and moves slowly towards the coast of China; very high barometer over Northern Japan; variable breezes and unsettled weather over the N. coast.-State on the morning of the 30th.-- Barometer rising; variable weather with light showers; light E.-ly winds.- Probabilities, 5 p.m.-The centre is in the neighbourhood of the Pescadores and seems to be filling up on the spot. The barometer is falling in Japan. Variable winds in the N.

Exhibits O and O 1.

Extracts from Signal Book and Log of II. M. S. Tamar for 18th September, 1906.

Tuesday, September 18th, 1906.

O.

8.50 a.m.-Fired Typhoon gun from Observatory. Hoisted Red Burgee White Ensign (meaning All Officers repair on board).

8.55 a.m.-" Tamar" General (). P.

Raise steam for full speed.

Tuesday, September 18th, 1906.

Q.

O1.

8.00 a.m.-From King's Harbour Master to Commr. (v).

I do not propose to attempt adjustment of Fame's compasses till weather

improves, tug will not be required at 9.30.

8.50 a m.-From Commr. to Mr. Welsh, Torpedo Boat No. 38.

If there is any danger at all at D'Aguilar do not attempt to land but come straight

back at once.

8.10 a.m.-From Prometheus to Commr. (N).

Please send steamboat for lighter.

8.15 a.m-From Tamar to 38 Torpedo Boat.

Return to Kowloon at once.

8.15 a.m.-From Commr. to Chaplain.

You need not come on board for prayers this morning as weather is too bad. 8.25 a.m.-Tamar General.

Shackle on second bridle.

Thursday, September 13th, 1906.

5.50 p.m.-Typhoon in centre of Formosa Channel moving N. W.

Tuesday, September 18th, 1906.

8.10 a.m.- -Typhoon East of Colony within 300 miles.

T. A. MILLS, Yeoman of Signals,

H. M. S. Tamur,

Hongkong.

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Exhibit P.

Abstract of Log of S.S. "Zafiro"-Hongkong to Manila, September 15th, 1906.

Date.

Hour. Wind. Force. Course.

Bar. Ther.

REMARKS.

15.9.06. Noon. SE

0

S 36° E

29.82

81°

p.m.

1

""

**

2

""

1.30 when it cleared off. weather and smooth sea.

Dark cloudy weather with very heavy rains till. Fine light breeze, clear

3

"

...

29.82

81

""

"

""

,,

9

10

""

11

12

"

16.9.06.

a.m.

1 ESE

1

""

2

35

1

""

~~~~ N N N N

""

99

4

29.80

59

""

""

""

29.82

80

Light breeze and fine clear weather with smooth sea,

sky bright and clear.

Light breeze, fine clear weather and smooth sea, sky

bright and clear.

* 20

"

29.79

82

1

""

""

...

Light breeze and fine clear weather, smooth sea,

clear sky.

Fine clear weather, light S. E.-ly breezes and smooth

water.

""

8

""

""

29.79

83

9

"

وو

10

多多

"

...

11

"

"

12

29.81 86

Similar fine clear weather, smooth sea, sky bright and

clear.

Observed Latitude and Long.-18° 56′ N. 116° 55′ E.

Abstract of Log of S.S. "Zafiro"-Hongkong to Manila, September 16th, 1906.

Date.

Hour. Wind. Force. Course. Bar. Ther.

REMARKS.

16.9.06.

p.m.

17.9.06.

a.m.

123462

Բ

1 $ 36° E

SW

""

39

""

10

11

ON ON 00 00 00 00 0 2

2

SSE

27

4

ور

>>

6

""

19

8

""

9

""

10

99

11

12

10 00 00 00 00 CU CONNNNN

3

29

""

29.78 85

"

""

99

""

29.78

83

""

""

""

29.82 82

"

39

"

"

29.80

81

Light breeze and fine clear weather, smooth water,

bright sunshine.

Breeze freshening a little, weather fine and clear, sea

smooth.

Gentle breeze, fine clear weather, smooth sea, sky

bright and clear.

""

""

29.80 83

""

99

39

29.82

83

Light breeze and fine clear weather, smooth sea,

bright and clear sky.

Fresh breeze and fine clear weather, smooth sea,

6 a.m. sighted land on Port Bow.

Light breeze and fine cloudy weather, sea smooth.

Obs. position at Noon -15° 23′ N. 119° 41′ E.

Similar conditions and weather up till our arrival in Manila on the following morning at 6 a.m.

R. RODGER, Master.

-

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Exhibit Q.

Abstract of Log of S.S. "Zafiro"-Hongkong to Manila, May 28th, 1906.

Position-Noon of 28th:-21° 38' N. 114° 37′ E.

Date. Hour. Course. Force. Wind. Bar. Ther.

REMARKS.

28.5.06.

a.m.

1 N 36° W 2 WSW 29.59

80

Mod. breeze with fine clear weather and smooth

water.

N

2

29.57

81

.,

Co

~

29.57 81

2

29.57 81

3

5

6

7

29.57 82

Light breeze, overcast and cloudy sky.

12

OD

29.57

82

"

:

15

Skylighting away to the Northward, smooth sea.

29.57 84

29.57

85

3

"

9

0

V'ble 29.54 83

Light v'ble winds, cloudy weather, heavy rains.

10

0

29.54 81

11

0

29.50 79

,་

"

12

0

29.48 80

99

"

80

29.33 81

29.30 80

Continuous heavy rains with Bar. falling rapidly, wind changed from light v'ble to strong ENE gale with very high SW and ENE confused sea.

p.m.

1

0

ENE 29.39

2

Various.

:

"

3

""

:

:

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

29.25 80

""

NNE 29,29

80

29.30

80

N by E 29.35

78

29.46 78

4 p.m. wind changed to NNE, ran ship out WNW when Bar. began to rise slowly. Owing to thick and heavy rains and darkness coming on at 5.30 bove ship to, awaiting daylight. Bar. rising and sea moderating, sky clearing away from the Westward. Dense cloud bank away to the N and E; took soundings-38 fms., mud bottom.

"

29.50

78

"1

29.54

3943

78

29.58

78

Wind and sea moderate.

29.63

77

Fresh NE winds and drizzly rains to port, arrived

29th May, 1906, at 7 a.m.

:

:

:

:

:

R. RODGER, Master.

NOTE. The relatively low

              barometer on the passage is explained probably by the fact that on leaving Manila a typhoon was passing North of Manila which afterwards was found to have recurved to the Northward without crossing the China Sea.

96

Exhibit R.

Observations made on board vessels navigating in and near the Formosa Channel on September 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th, 1906.

SEPTEMBER 14TH, AT NOON.

Position of Vessel.

Wind.

Vessel.

Barom.

Weather.

Remarks.

Lat. N. Long. E.

Dir.

Force.

S.S. Sbaoshing, Kweichow, Joshin Maru,

26° 55' 120° 54'

29.87

27 28 121 17

29.91

Var.

at Tam'sui

29.85

SE

20 20 00

3

b

be

Mod. swell. E swell.

b

SEPTEMBER 15TH, AT NOON.

S.S. Persia..........

23° 12′

117° 23′

29.85

NNE

1

Shaoshing,

23 49 118 05

29.85

NNW

Kweichow, Joshin Maru,

Radnorshire,

24 03

118 14

29.84

NW

at Tam mi

29.82

SE

24 45 119 17

29.92

N

SEPTEMBER 16TH, AT NOON.

S.S. Shaoshing,

Radnorshire,

Kweichow,

"

Joshin Maru,

5)

Prinz Waldemar,

25 15

22° 13' 1114° 21' 22 38 115 €6

at Swatow 25 02 120 48 119 54

29.80

29.82

WW

29.74 calm

!

29.79

NE

29.78

SE

19

喃多

Persia,....

Kwangtah,

26 08 120 37

29.80

NE

27 21 121 23

29.85

S

01 00 21 10 co

SEPTEMBER 17TH, AT NOON.

NA∞∞ ON 09

clear bey

by

Smooth sea.

bep

by

by

wbwbeew

S.S. Prinz Waldemar,

"

Kaifong,

Kweichow,

Seandia,

22° 32′ 115° 35' 22 59 119 20

at Swa tow

29.80 Var.

29.81

SE

29.74

NE

23 54 118 16

29.82

ESE

Kwangtah,

24 04 118 25

29.85

ESE

17

Sado Maru,

24 20 118 45

29.86

""

99

Kwangsang,

24 29 118 49

29.85

Haitan,

at Amoy

29.84

SE

Joshin Maru,

at Amoy

29.84

SSE

10 20 10 10 -KWO-

6

C

Mod. sea.

op

C

C

SSE swell.

S swell.

be

97

Exhibit S.

Copy of Log of S.S." Océanien". -14th to 18th September, 1906.

Copie du journal de bord du paquebot Océanien (Messageries Maritimes), pour les 14 au 18 Septembre 1906.

Traversées Saigon-Hongkong et Hongkong-Woosung.

Départ de Saigon le 14 Septembre à 4 heures 30 du matin.

  Aperçu le phare de Gap Rock le 16 Septembre à 6 heures du soir. Arrivé à Hongkong le même jour à 10 heures soir. De Saigon à Hongkong:--Très beau temps-S.O. variable N.O. jolie brise, mer clapoteuse du vent. Réserves en cas d'avaries provenant de la fatigue

du navire.

HONGKONG, le 16 Septembre 1906.

Le capitaine de l'Océanien.

Signé COURET.

Vu à l'arrivée le 16 Septembre 1906.

et au départ le 17 Septembre 1906.

sans affirmation.

Pr. le Consul de France.

Le chancelier: Signé: C. LEJEUNE.

Quitté Hongkong le 17 Septembre à 3 h. 30 soir.

Le 17 Septembre vers 10 heures soir, temps couvert, forts grains avec chute rapide du baromètre qui descend jusqu'à 752 m/m., forte brise de N.E. variable au N.N.E., Est e S.S.E. mer très forte d'Est, houle énorme, la mer embarque très fréquemment par l'avan et par le travers tribord; pris toutes les dispositions pour le mauvais temps. Le 18 vers 2 h du matin, le baromètre monte rapidement. La brise toujours très forte, tangage et roulis fatiguant beaucoup le navire; vers 5 heures du matin le temps devient plus maniable et se calme complètement en approchant des îles Lamocks que nous doublons le 18 Septembre à 10 h. matin. Arrivé à Woosung (mouillage intérieur) le 20 Septembre à 10 heures 30 du

matin.

Des Oksens à Woosung-Temps couvert et à grains N.E. variable Est-bonne brise-mer grosse du vent-tangage très fort. Réserves en cas d'avaries provenant de la fatigue du navire.

Shanghai (Woosung), le 20 Septembre 1906.

Le capitaine de l'Océanien.

Signé: COURET.

Vu au Consulat Général de France.

Shanghai, le 20 Septembre 1906.

Pr. le Consul Général et par délégation.

Le Vice-Consul chargé de la Chancellerie.

Signé: DESMOULIÈRES.

(Nota: Les hauteurs du baromètre du bord sont trop fortes de 4 à 5 mm.)

Copie du cahier de loch de l'Océanien.

Départ de Hongkong le 17 Septembre à 3 h. 30 du soir. Beau temps, ciel nuageux, faible brise d'Est, houle du vent. Baromètre 758 mm., 28.-5 h. 50 travers de Single Island à 5 m.; 6 h. 38 travers de I. Mendoza à 7 m. 5. Vers 9 h. le baromètre accuse une baisse sensible et des grains se forment dans l'E.N.E. A partir de 10 h. grains de pluie violents, forte brise d'E.N.E., mer grosse et houleuse du vent. Route depuis les Quilles, N. 74 E. vrai rectifiée au N. 80 E. à partir de 6 h. 38. A 11 h. du soir la mer étant très grosse et le navire fatiguant,

ralenti de vitesse: horizon bouché.

98

             A 1 h. du matin le 18, la brise passe à l'Est soufflant grand frais, mis le cap à l'Est et marché le plus doucement possible; 2 h. coup de vent d'E.S.E., mer très grosse et vive du vent-à 4 h. la brise passe au S.E. et s'établit en mollissant à cette partie-là: Le baromètre commence à remonter. A partir de 5 h., les grains sont moins violents, la brise maniable est revenue à l'Est; depuis 3 h. 30, remis la machine en route libre et revenu au N. 74 E. vrai--5 h. 40 venu au Ñ. 50 E; 7 h. 40 au N. 40 E.- 8 h. 40 aperçu les Lamocks droit devant; rectifié la route et doublé le phare des Lamocks à 9 h. 55 distance 3 m.

Des Lamocks à Oksen:-Beau temps, ciel nuageux, petits grains de pluie, jolie brise d'Est passant au N.E. vers midi, mer houleuse du vent--10 h. du soir travers des Oksen à * 7 m. 5. Des îles Oksen aux îles Hieshan, beau temps, ciel nuageux, bonne brise de N.N.E. mollissant dans la matinée du 19, mer houleuse du vent. Le 19 à 8 h. 48 du soir travers des îles Hieshan à 5 m. 5. Des îles Hieshan à Woosung:-Beau temps, ciel clair, jolie brise d'E S.E. mollissant à Gutzlaff; mer belle du vent. Mouillé à Woosung le 20 à 10 h. 30 du

matin.

Observations barométriques. Le 17 Septembre.

6 heures.

8

9

"2

Baromètre-757 m/m.

756 "" 756.5

""

10

755 ""

11

754

"}

Minuit,

753

""

1 h. matin le 18

752

,,

2 h.

751

""

"}

3 h.

753

""

22

وو

4 h.

755

""

>>

5 h. 6 h.

756

""

757

""

""

""

Pour copie certifiée conforme.

Le Consul de France à Hongkong.

GASTON LIEBERT.

No. 4.

DIEU

SOIT QUI-MA

·

MON DROIT

SUPPLEMENT

TO

The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of THURSDAY, the 28th of MARCH, 1907.

Published by Authority;

REPORT ON THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS' PENSION FUND, FOR THE YEAR 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor.

HONGKONG, 1st February, 1907.

   The amount to the Credit of the Fund on the 31st December last was $272,960.20 including $14,613.37 for interest as per Statement appended.

The average monthly contributions amount now to about $2,700.00.

   On the 31st December, 1905, the number of contributors on the books was 497 and on the 31st December, 1906, 551, of whom 203 are bachelors, 336 are married men and 12 are widowers.

During the year, 111 joined the Fund, 54 left and 9 died.

The total number of children on the books is 499.

Of the 54 who left, 31 resigned the Government Service and 23 were dismissed.

The 9 subscribers who died were 3 bachelors and 6 married men.

The causes of death were as under :

1 Indian

(52) Pneumonia.

1 European (27) Typhoid Fever.

1 Chinese

1 Chinese

(39) Plague Bubonic. (29) Died in his country.

1 European (34) Delirium Tremens.

1 European (51) Acute Gastro Enteritis.

1 Indian

1 Chinese

1 Chinese

(58) Cancer.

(27) Died in his country..

(36) Died in his country.

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There are now in the List 33 pensioners whose pensions in dollars aggregate $3,612.45 per annum as follows :-

Mrs. Beavin,

Moosdeen,

Moore,.

14.45

63.67

239.85

Chan Tai,

54.85

97

Alarakia's Child,.

48.89

Chu Tsau,

81.62

Wong Yau Lui,

5.12

"}

Chow Hung Shi's Child,

23.26

Lo Lai Shi,................

113.26

"

Madar's Daughter,

30.91

Wildey,

247.63

Ho Yow Tsoi,

187.51

""

Gutierrez,

236.19

Robertson,

163.78

Cheung Hon Shi,

17.86

Freire,..

41.99

Duncan,

215.68

ཤྭ

3

Hood,

45.04

""

Leung Wong Shi,

34.08

39

Sun Au Yung Shi,

99.46

""

Ku Yiu Kyau,

94.03

19

Wong Fung Shi,

99.40

""

Dixon,

249.00

Rocha..

181.02

""

Gidley,

213.80

Williamson,..

192.74

""

Luk Man Shi,

115.81

")

White,.

114.54

??

Collaço,

Tsoi So,

Chan Lui Ying,

Wong Li Sze,.. Leong Shi,

185.46

31.77

64.18

15.53

90.07

Total,

$3,612.45

In addition there is one pensioner in Sterling Mrs. Barnes Lawrence who draws

£71. 3s. 5d. per annum.

A. M. THOMSON,

Chairman.

L. A. M. JOHNSTON,

E. H. D'AQUINO,

DAVID WOOD,

R. CROFTON,

Directors.

101

STATEMENT OF THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS' FUND

UP TO 31ST DECEMBER, 1906.

To Balance 1st January, 1906,

Contributions, +.

Less Refunds,

Interest,

$233,013.67 By Pensions paid to Widows,.

3,502.69

$32,844.13 29.51

Commuted Pensions paid to Widows, Pensions paid to Orphans,

729.90

63.85

32,814.62 14,613.37

""

Sums paid on the cancelment of

memberships,

2,409.02

Expenses of Management,

600.00

""

Printing,...

56.00

99

Auditor's fee,

27

Balance,

120.00

272,960.20

$ 280,441.66

To Unclaimed Pensions

Mrs. Beavin,

""

Moore,

Alarakia's Child.

SA

21.09

119.92

77.41

""

Chu Tsau,

54.42

Wong Yow Lui,

3.41

""

""

Chow Hung Shi's Child,

23.26

Wildey,

82.54

Robertson,

54.60

Freire,

7.00

Hood,

22.52

59

27

Ku Yui Kyau,.

31.36

19

Wong Fung Shi,

91.12

""

Dixon,

83.00

""

Gidley,

71.27

""

Chau Lai Ying,

10.68

Leong Shi,......

29.86

783.46

Mrs. Barnes Lawrence £17.11.2 at

23,...

154.64

To Amount of the Fund,

272,022.10

$272,960.20

By Balance deposited with the Govern -

ment,

$ 280,441,66

$272,960.20

$272,960.20

No. 5

DIEU

IT

QUI MA

MON DROIT

SUPPLEMENT

TO

The Hongkong Government Gazette

OF THURSDAY, the 28th of MARCH, 1907.

Published by Authority:

REPORT OF THE HARBOUR MASTER FOR THE YEAR 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor,

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

1. Shipping. 2. Trade.

3. Revenue.

4. Steam-launches.

5. Emigration.

6. Registry of Shipping.

7. Marine Magistrate's Court.

REPORT.

TABLES.

8. Marine Court.

9. Examination of Masters, Mates and

Engineers.

10. Examination of Pilots.

11. Sunday Working Cargo.

12. New Territories.

13. General.

I. Number, Tonnage, Crews and Cargoes of Vessels entered.

II. Number, Tonnage, Crews and Cargoes of Vessels cleared. III. Number, Tonnage, Crews and Cargoes of Vessels entered at each Port. IV. Number, Tonnage, Crews and Cargoes of Vessels cleared at each Port.

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V. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels of each Nation entered. VI. Number, Tonnage and Crews of Vessels of each Nation cleared. VII. Junks entered from China and Macao.

VIII. Junks cleared for China and Macao.

IX. Total number of Junks entered at each Port.

X. Total number of Junks cleared at each Port.

XI. Junks (local trade) entered.

XII. Junks (local trade) cleared.

XIII. Summary of arrivals and departures of all vessels.

XIV. Statement of Revenue collected.

XV. Licensed Steam-launches entered.

XVI. Licensed Steam-launches cleared.

XVII. Chinese Passenger Ships cleared by the Emigration Officer, (Summary). XVIII. Vessels bringing Chinese Passengers to Hongkong from places out of China,

(Summary).

XIX. Vessels registered.

XX. Vessels struck off the Register.

XXI. Marine Magistrate's Court.

XXII. Diagram of Tonnage of Vessels entered.

APPENDICES.

4. Report on Mercantile Marine Office. B. Report on Import and Export Office. C. Report on Marine Surveyor's Office. D. Report on Gunpowder Depôt. E. Report on Lighthouses.

1.-Shipping.

The total Tonnage entering and clearing at Ports of the Colony during the year 1906 amounted to 32,747,268 tons, being a decrease, compared with 1905, of 1,437,823 tons; but in combining Ocean and Steam-river Trade, a Tonnage amounting to 19,793,384 is shown, an increase of 86,656 tons over 1905 and the highest yet recorded. In putting aside River Trade, a substantial increase in Ocean Trade appears, amounting to 789,857 tons.

There were 214,556 arrivals of 16,394,508 tons, and 215,170 departures of 16,352,760

tons.

Of British Ocean-going vessels 3,595,879 tons entered, and 3,593,592 tons cleared.

Of Foreign Ocean-going vessels 3,565,449 tons entered, and 3,528,046 tons cleared.

Of British River steamers 2,424,961 tons entered, and 2,417,540 tons cleared.

Of Foreign River steamers, 334,831 tons entered, and 333,086 tons cleared.

Of Steamships under 60 tons trading to Ports outside the waters of the Colony 20,141 tons entered, and 20,141 tons cleared. These figures do not include private Steam-launches.

Of Junks in Foreign Trade 1,307,972 tons entered, and 1,311,439 tons cleared.

Of Steamships under 60 tons plying within the waters of the Colony 4,125,768 tons entered, and 4,125,768 tons cleared. These figures are incomplete, as the "Star" Ferry Company's craft are not included, the Company stating that no record is kept of the number of trips made, or passengers carried, by their vessels.

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Of Junks in Local Trade 1,019,507 tons entered, and 1,023,148 tons cleared.

Thus:

British Ocean-going vessels represented..

Foreign Ocean-going vessels represented

British River steamers represented..

21.9 % 21.6% 14.7 %

Foreign River steamers represented

2.3 %

Steamships under 60 tons, Foreign Trade represented

0.1 %

Junks in Foreign Trade represented

8.0%

....

Steamships under 60 tons, Local Trade represented......... 25.2 % Junks in Local Trade represented

6.2%

100.0

  2. Seven thousand seven hundred and seventy-two (7,772) steamers, 14 sailing vessels, and 439 steamships under 60 tons in foreign trade, entered during the year, giving a daily average entry of 22.5, as compared with 24.81 in 1905. If the figures for foreign trade Junks are added, the daily average would be 61.4, as against 70.5 in 1905.

3. A comparison between the years 1905 and 1906 is given in the following table :-

1905.

1906.

Increase.

Decrease.

Ships. Tonnage. Ships. Tonnage. Ships. Tonnage. Ships. Tonnage.

British Ocean-

going, Foreign Ocean-

going, British River

Steamers, Foreign River

Steamers,

975

S'ships under 60

tons (Foreign

1,800

3,995 7,672,324 3,697 7,189,471

3,845 5,820,785 4,287 7,093,495

7,488 5,551,022 | 6,461 4,842,501

659,597 1,071 667,917

71,448 $78

298 482,853

442 1,272,710

1,024 711,521

96 8,320

40,282

922

31,166

Trade).

Junks in Foreign

Trade,

33,475 2,875,440 28,153

2,619,411

5,322 256,029

Total,.

Junks in Local

Trade,

*

Steam launches

plying in the Colony,

51,578 22,653,616 44,550 22,453,077

337,913 9,169,312 333,560 8,251,536

|63,267 || 2,362,163 51,616|| 2,042,655

Grand Total.... 452,758 | 34,185,091 | 429,726 | 32,747,268

538 1,281,030 7,566 1,481,569

4.353 917,776

| -|0-

+

11,651 319.508

538 1,281,030 23,570 2,718,853

NETT,

* Including 32.424 Conservancy and Dust Boats of 1,176.625 tons. † Including 23,430 Conservancy and Dust Boats of 858,746 tons.

23,032 1,437,823

4. For Ocean vessels under the British Flag, this Table shows a decrease of 298 ships of 482,853 tons. This decrease is mainly due to vessels under the Japanese Flag returning to their various routes at the conclusion of the late war, thereby supplanting several British vessels which had been chartered in their stead, and partly to the disappearance of tramp steamers which carried stores for the opposing fleets; and eliminating the 893,890 tons ascrib- ed in last year's Return as an abnormal increase, practically due to the state of war existing, a legitimate increase to the British Flag is shown, amounting to 411,037 tons.

In British River steamers there is a decrease of 1,024 ships of 711,521 tons shown, which is due to the serious disasters that befell these steamers during the typhoon on the memorable 18th of September, and to the gutting by fire of the Hankow in the following month. During the necessary repairs of the crippled vessels, coasting steamers of small size were utilised in some instances by the different companies.

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For Foreign Ocean vessels an increase of 442 ships of 1,272,710 tons is shown, which is almost wholly due to the Japanese vessels taking up their respective routes in place of the British vessels temporarily chartered, amounting to 594 ships of 1,275,640 tons in 1906, against 58 ships of 69,146 tons in 1905, an increase of 536 ships of 1,206,494 tons. Additionally, Corean steamers for the first time since 1901 entered the Port, and assisted in the increase by 30 ships of 61,596 tons. Vessels under Norwegian Flag show a decrease of 135 ships of 186,093 tons.

For Foreign River steamers an increase of 96 ships representing 8,320 tons is shown and can be ascribed to more trips being made by vessels under the French and Portuguese Flags, supplemented by vessels under the German and Japanese Flags which did not compete in this trade before.

The other increases and decreases are of small importance, excepting Junk and Steam- launch Trade within and outside the waters of the Colony. These vessels in many cases suffered disastrously in the typhoon already mentioned, and can be applied to the abnormal decrease shown, assisted by a gradual falling off in Junk Trade throughout the year.

5. The actual number of ships of European construction (exclusive of River steamers and Steam-launches) entering during the year was 870, being 417 British and 453 Foreign.

These 870 ships entered 4,012 times and gave a total tonnage of 7,151,328 tons. Thus, compared with 1905, 19 less ships entered 86 more times, and gave an aggregate tonnage increased by 404,728 tons.

Steamers.

No. of Times entered.

Total Tonnage.

Flag.

1905. | 1906.

1905. 1906.

1905. 1906.

British,

490

413

1,983

1,846 3,806,7923,580,508

Austrian,

10

10

26

27

88,326 100,929

Belgian,

1

1

1,794

...

Chinese,

14

21

165

203

214,720

251,400

Corean,

2

15

30.798

Danish,

7

18

18

24,206 40,734

Dutch,

10

18

35

64

77,205 130,864

French,

39

41

207

218

288,911 324,668

German,

163

143

887

846

1,394,255 1,343,420

Italian...

8

2

56

12

51.492 33.012

Japanese,..

10

68

29

298

34,573 640,715

Norwegian,

85

80

346

279

381,479 289,857

Portuguese,

5

7

69

74

11,800

13.181

Russian,

1

13

2,903

31,129

Swedish,

19

United States,. No Flag,

22

62

=2

27

20,210 24,800

57 314,101

299,079

178

:

Total,

867 858 3,904 3,998 6,712,767 7,135,272

Sailing Vessels.

No. of Times entered.

Total Tonnage.

Flag.

1905. 1906. 1905. † 1906. 1905.

1906.

British,

16

16

6 32,258

15,371

German,

1

1

1

1 2.193

1.880

Norwegian,

1

1

1,199

United States,.

4

6

No Flag,

ཝ:

4

8,183

8,333

472

Total,

22

12

22

14 43,833

26,056

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  6. The 417 British Vessels carried 3,604 British Officers and 31 Foreign Officers as follows:-

British,

Danish,

Dutch,

Norwegian,

United States,

Total,.

3,604

2

2

25

..3,635

  Thus, the proportion of Foreign Officers serving in British Vessels was 0.85%, com- prising 4 nationalities. A decrease of 0.14%, with a decrease in number of Officers and Ships.

The 453 Foreign Vessels carried 3,377 Officers, of whom 170 were British as follows :-

In Chinese Vessels,

French

22

""

German

91

""

Japanese ,, Russian

11

**

"}

United States Vessels,

Total,

84

2

2

47

3

32

170

Thus, 5.03% of the Officers serving in Foreign Vessels visiting the Port were of British Nationality. An increase of 0.92% with an increase in number of ships and of Officers therein.

  7. The 417 British Vessels carried, as crews, 30,694 British, 1,837 other Europeans, and 108,032 Asiatics; while the 453 Foreign Vessels carried 1,594 British, 37,166 other Europeans, and 97,018 Asiatics.

Hence, in British Vessels :

And in Foreign Vessels:--

21.7% of the crews were British.

1.3%

77.0%

Other Europeans. Asiatics.

1.2% of the crews were British. 27.4%

71.4%

Other Europeans. Asiatics.

2.-Trade.

8. Only an approximation of detailed Cargo, Measurement, Weight, &c. is given under this heading, in many cases, enumerated cargo, which should be so shown (as expressed in Table under Imports) is reported as General except Sugar and Opium, these being mani- fested at this Office can be taken as reliable.

9. Under Imports there appears an increase of 159,426 tons, or 4.1%, principally due to Sugar, General, Rice and Flour, respectively. In Sugar 170,391 tons or 54.6%, is shown.

  In Rice, 58,198 tons, or 10.3%, is recorded. This increase would have been consider- ably enhanced were it not for the scarcity of Cargo Boats, following the typhoon in September, many of the vessels departed with full cargoes as Transit, which otherwise would have been reported as Imports.

In Flour, 25,127 tons, which points somewhat to a cessation of the boycott of this commodity from the United States, although some small shipments have been reported from Australia at the early part of the year.

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10. Among the decreases, Coal is prominent, amounting to 112,622 tons, which may be explained to some extent in the same manner as reported in 1905, a cessation of Maritime Warfare and an overstocked Market.

Case Oil follows with a further falling off of 45,569 tons, this reduction may be ascribed to the large stock accumulated in the Colony on account of the boycott and to shipments that passed through the Harbour as Transit for other Ports, which hitherto, in some in- stances, were landed and reshipped at this Port.

11. A decrease is reported of 537,058 tons in Transit Cargo, which may be explained by the falling off of Transport Service at the conclusion of the late war and to a reported general slackness of Trade existing for some time past.

12. The report also shows a decrease of 232,864 tons in Export Cargo.

13. The total reported Import trade of the Port for 1906 amounted to 22,408 vessels of 11,249,233 tons carrying 7,372,075 tons of cargo of which 4,493,715 tons were dis- charged at Hongkong.

CARGO.

COUNTRY.

SHIPS.

TONS.

IMPORT.

TRANSIT.

CLASS I.

Canada,

25

74.323

7,979

Continent of Europe,

155

509,919

119,550

119 354,592

Great Britain,

185

627,206

206,629

639,535

Mauritius,

3

3,133

4,822

North America,.

12,527

2,408

6,000

South Africa,

16,245

10

South America,

12,405

2,600

United States of America,

130

574,708

239,510

800 214,565

513

1,830,466

583,508 1,215,611

CLASS II.

Australia and New Zealand,

79

170,141 146,507

18,659

India and Straits Settlements,

247

628,271 522,546

293,266

Japan,

535

1,411,394

863,229

524,360

Java and Indian Archipelago,

145

231,666

239,729

150,797

North Pacific,

2

Russia-in-Asia,..

23

1,392 50,857

ΤΟ 11,290

1,675

1,031

2,493,721

1,783,371

988,757

CLASS HII.

North Borneo,

Coast of China,

Cochin-China,

36 59,041 1,304

1,712,065 111 139,004

86,422 332,930

3,919

602,607

186,670

27,277

Formosa,

84

71,381

18,980

Philippine Islands,

229

275,943

59,188

1,825

Hainan and Gulf of Tonkin,

297

280,746

188,538

36,484

Siam,.

287

310,069

495,296

...

Kwong-chow-wan,

72

23,950

5,901

Weihaiwei,

Macao,

47

1,418 13,524

2,468 | 2,837,141 1,377,408

250 3,233

200 1,600

80

673,992

CLASS IV.

River Steamers,

3,774 2,759,792 284,890

CLASS V.

Steam-ships under 60 tons,

439

20,141

23,219

CLASS VI.

Junks,

TOTAL,

14,183 1,307,972 441,319

22,408 11,249,233 4,493,715 | 2,878,360

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14. Similarly, the Export trade of the Port was represented by 22,142 vessels of 11,203,844 tons, carrying 2,778,441 tons of cargo and shipping 690,689 tons of Bunker *Coal.

CARGO.

COUNTRY.

SHIPS. TONS.

Export.

Bunker Coal,

CLASS I.

Canada,

36

108,600

26,039

238

Continent of Europe,

35

119,813

11,784

7,360

Great Britain,

117,682

25,105

150

Mauritius,

1,650

700

950

North America,

12,295

1,500

3,700

South Africa,

South America,

19,346

8,570

6,770

United States of America,

50

322,868

69,512

10,250

169

702,254

143,210

29,418

CLASS II.

Australia and New Zealand,.

45

106,238

6,650

12,780

India and Straits Settlements,

373

1,002,751

270,440

67,103

Java,

93

192,629

14,140

21,375

Japan & Indian Archipelago,

320

767,034

238,350

54,904

North Pacific,

Russia-in-Asia,.

South Pacific,

61

16

37.889

7,900

4,353

19,244

3,590

8,200

858

2,125,785

541,070

168,715

CLASS III.

Kwong-chow-wan,

129

46,446

10,846

9,926

North Borneo,

40

76,362

9,810

9,320

Coast of China,.

1,839

2,969,537

937,352

224,809

Cochin-China,

189

215,634

40,498

58,249

Formosa,

21

63,384

25,229

2,935

Hainan and Gulf of Tonkin,....

322

358,503

62,128

43,134

Kiaochow,.......

Macao,

25

9,133

2,120

537

Philippine Islands,

235

366,543

130,346

46,480

Siam,

142

183,330

33,645

41,743

Weihaiwei,

3

4,727

4,020

345

2,945

CLASS IV.

River Steamers,

4,293,599 1,255,994

3,761 2,750,626 223,070

437,478

53,156

CLASS V. Steam-ships under 60 tons, .

439

20,141

8,253

1,922

CLASS VI.

Junks,

13,970 1,311,439

606,844

TOTAL,....

22,142 11,203,844 | 2,778,441 690,689

 15. During the year 1906, 15,519 vessels of European construction of 19,793,354 tons net register), reported having carried 9,759,648 tons of Cargo, as follows:-

Import Cargo,

Export

Transit

22

Bunker Coal shipped,

4,029,177 tons. .2,163,344

""

2,878,360

688,767

""

9,759,648 tons.

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 The total number of tons carried was therefore 49.31% of the total net register tonnage, (or 64.40% exclusive of River steamers), and was apportioned as follows :-

Imports--

British Ocean-going ships,...

Foreign

""

""

British River steamers,

Foreign

.1,893,234

1,851,053

222,256

62,634

4,029,177

Exports-

British Ocean-going ships,

.1,092,842

Foreign

847,432

British River steamers,

173,483

Foreign

49,587

2,163,344

Transit-

British Ocean-going ships,.. Foreign

1,668,276

1,210,084

2,878,360

Bunker Coal-

British Ocean-going ships,.

248,581

Foreign

387,030

""

12

British River steamers,

43,350

Foreign

9,806

688,767

Grand Total,....

.9,759,648

 16. The number and tonnage of European constructed vessels importing cargo as tabulated and in transit compared with the previous year was as follows:-

1905.

1906.

Increase.

Decrease.

No.

Tonnage. No. Tonnage. No. Tonnage. No. Tonnage.

Steamers,

3,904 6,712,767 3,998 7,135,272

River Steamers............ 4,229 3,106,725 3,774 2,759,792

94 422,505

455 346,933

17,777

Sailing Vessels,............

22

43,833 14

26,056

Total,.............. 8,155 | 9,863,325 7,786 9,921,120

94

422,505 463

364,710

Nett,

57,795 369

Imported tons,

3,869,751

4,029,177

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As follows:-

Articles.

1905.

1906.

Increase.

Decrease.

Beans,..

2,113

3,360

1.247

Coal,.

1.083.987

971,365

112,622

Cotton Yarn and Cotton,

32.949

41,871

8,922

Flour,

54.508

79,635

25,127

Hemp,.

26,784

23.356

3,428

Kerosine (bulk),

43,411

43,932

521

(case),

74,506

28.937

45,569

Liquid Fuel,

850

5,850

5,000

Lead,

800

800

Opium,

2,983

3,286

303

Rattan,.

3.430

12,531

9,101

Rice,..

566,171

624,369

58,198

Sandalwood..

3.386

2,561

825

Sulphur,

100

100

Sugar,.

311,787

482,178

170,391

Tea......

900

Timber....

66,324

52.242

900 14,082

General,

1,594,862

1,653,604

58,742

......

Total,

3,869,751

4,029,177

337,652

178,226

Transit.

3,415,418

2,878,360

537,058

Grand Total,

7,285,169

6,907,537

337,652

715,284

Nett

377,632

17. The number and tonnage of European constructed vessels exporting cargo as, shown and Bunker Coal compared with the previous year was as follows:-

1905.

1906.

Increase.

Decrease.

No.

Tonnage. No.

Tonnage.

No.

Tonnage.

No.

Tonnage.

Steamers,

3,893

River Steamers,. Sailing Vessels,..

4,234

21

6,694,479 3,961 3,106,8943,761

42,030

11

7,101,179 68 406,700 2,750,626 20,459

473 356,268 10 21,571

Total,

......

8,148

9,843,403 7,733 | 9,872,264

68

406,700

483

377,839

Nett,

28,861

415

Exported tous,

2,343,701

2,163,344

Strs.

Bunker Coal.

Strs.

Bunker Coal.

Strs.

Bunker Coal.

Strs.

Bunker Coal.

Steamers,

River Steamers,

3,893 4,234

591,534 3,961 57,535 | 3,761

635,611

68 44,077

53,156

473

4,379

Total,..... 8,127

649,069 | 7,722

688,767

68

44,077 473

4,379

Nett,.......

:

39,698

405

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18. The River trade in Imports, Exports and Passengers compared with the previous year was as follows:-

1905,

1906,

Year.

Imports.

Exports.

Passengers.

294,425

212,649

2,673,202

284,890

223,070

2,561,972

19. The following shows the Junk trade of the Colony for the year :-

Foreign Trade,

Local Trade,

Total,

IMPORTS.

14,183 junks measuring .25,368

..39,551

.1,307,972 tons.

...... 1,019,507

..2,327,479

Imported 756,942 tons as under :-

Tea,

Fire Crackers,,

Oil, Vegetable,

Rice,...

2,162 tous.

3,546 1,287

7

99

""

Cattle, (2,634),

Swine, (18,299),

Earth and Stones,

General,

645

11

1,084

"

252,431

495,780

Total,

756,942

""

EXPORTS.

Foreign Trade, Local Trade,

13,970 junks measuring

1,311,439 tons.

26,248

"

"

..1,023,148

"

Total,

40,218

.....2,334,587

""

Exported 680,516 tons as under:-

Kerosine, (485,190 cases),

Rice and Paddy,

Earth and Stones,

General,

17,328 tons. 197,853 "

114,571 23

350,764

Total,...

680,516

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  20. The Passenger and Emigrant returns show the figures as below which are compared with those of the previous year.

PASSENGERS.

1905.

1906.

Increase.

Decrease.

British Vessels, arrivals

189,381 169,889

19,492

Do.,

departures,.

103,281 100,701

2,580

Do.,

emigrants,.

48,289 63,830 15,541

Total,......

340,951 334,420

15,541

22,072

Nett,

6,531

Foreign Vessels, arrivals,...

100,874

102,738

1,864

Do.,

departures,.

84,996

100,811 : 15,815

Do.,

emigrants,

16.052

12,895

3,157

Total,....

201,922 216,444

17,679

3,157

Nett,

14,522

River Steamers, arrivals,... 1,349,665 1,281,365

68,300

Do.,

departures,. 1,323,537 1,280,607

42,930

Total,... 2,673,202 2,561,972

111,230

Nett,

111,230

Junks, Foreign Trade,

arrivals,...

41,867

38,725

Do.,

departures,. 45,934

36,482

:

3,112

9,452

Total....... 87,801

75,207

...

12,594

Nett,

:

12,594

Total Arrivals,

1,689,045 1,592,717

96,328

Departures,.....

1,565,909 1,518,601

47,308

3,254,954 3,111,318

143,636

27

Emigrants,

64,341

76,725

12,384

Total, 3,319,295 3,188,043

|

12,384

143,636

Nett,.....

131,252

114

PASSENGERS,-

Continued.

1905.

1906. Increase. Decrease.

Diff. of Arrivals and Dep.,

124,136

74,116

Emigrants,.

64,341

76,725

Remainder+or-

www

+ 59,795

2,609

Nett,......

Junks, Local Trade,

Do.,

Total,........

137,260 117,123

Nett,.....

65,274 56,119

9,155

...

arrivals,...

departures,... 71,986 61,004

10,982

20,137

:

20,187

TOTAL.

*

21. The Number, Tonnage, Cargo, and Lassengers Carried, and Bunker Coal Shipped, by Ships of different Nationalities, during the year 1906 was as follows:-

OCEAN VESSELS.

RIVER STEAMERS.

NATIONALITY.

Passengers.

Passengers.

Passergers.

No. of Register Ships. Tonnage.

Imports.

Exports. Transit.

Bunker

Ccal.

No. of Register Ships. Tonnage.

Imports. Exports.

Transit.

Bunker

Coal.

No. of

Register

Ships. Tonnage. Imports. Exports.

Bunker

Transit.,

Coal.,

*

Arrived.

* Depart-

ed.

Arrived.

* Depart-

ed.

Arrived.

Depart-

ed.

British,

3,697 7,189,471 1,893,234

1,092,812 | 1,068,276

248,581

169,889

100,701 6,464 4,842,501 222,256 173,483

43,350

1 192 843

1,195,616

10,161 | 12,031,972| 2,115,490 | 1,266,325 | 1,668,276

291,931 1,362,732 | 1,296,317

Austrian,

54 201.858

53,760

22,882

64,229

8,801

8,263

71

54 201,858

:3,760

Corean,

30

61,596

49,514

100

3,910

6

16

20

61.596

49,514

22,882

100

64.220:

Chinese,

405

501, 84

41 390

74 980

1965

12,775

10,01

8,972

217

47,313

12,800

13,157

2,452

35

28

888

622

548.807

54,190

£8,137

51,905

8,801

3.910

15,227

13,263

74

9

16

10,239

9,000

Danish,

35

81,323

5,734

10.275

35,420

600

31

33

35

$1.823

Dutch,.

5,734

10,275

25,420

600

31

125

259,136

93.023

49.970

92.397

4.553

French,

435 649,518

100,129

54,275

117.031

52,202

2,450

15,785

682

125

259,136

98,023

49,790

92,397

4,553

2,459

33

682

8,936

531 531,531

23,424

30.837

German,

1,682

2,674,1-9

$16 777

369,385

526 82%

196,2-5

46,073

53,624

69 45,183

7,710

4,743

6,229

687

81,796

3,498

82,127

2,620

966

1,181,049

123,53

85,112

117,651

58,431

100,581

91,063

1,751

2,719,372

Italian,

Japanese, Norwegian,

824,487

314,128

526,822

196,72

49,571

56,244

25

€6,578

42,071

11,450

800

11.199

1 673

172

25

66,578

42,071

11,950 |

300

11,199

1,673

172

594 1,275,640

294.179

182,409

104,026

38,645

11,809

19,001

6

3,714

200

$50

51

193

216

6:00

1,279,354

291,570

183,259

552 571,872

194,026

38,696

12,002

19,217

284.622

60,817

88,165

44,851

1,214

2,699

752

571,872

284,622

60,817

88,165

44.851

Portuguese,

148

1,214

2.699

26,470

5,363

6 497

160

3,154

288

Russian,.

25 i 60,953

150

1,219

8.677

1930

3,505

Swedish,

5:3

48,611

United States,

119

613,115

22,911

11,430

6,704

4 913

8,322

56,143

25.329

6,175

249

6,176

$70

3,505

37

2,490

248 10,176

18,500

387

196

66.646

23,863

6,197

160

3,541

288

570

25

60,593

150

1,219

8,677

1,550

3,505

3,505

53

48,611

22.911

119

No Flag,

51

1 052

28

5

613,115

1,052

41,130

6,704

56,119

4,943

8,322

249

37

25,3-9

5,175

6,176

2,490

28

:

Total Foreign,.

4,287 7,093,495 | 1,851,053

847,432 | 1,210,084

387,030

102,738 100,811

1,071 667,917

62,634 49,587

9,806

88,522 84,991

5,378 | 7,761,412 | 1,913,687

897,019 | 1,210,084

396,836

191,260 185,802

Total,

7,984 |14,282,966 3,744,287 1,940,274 2,578,360

635,611 272,617

201,512

7,535 | 5,510,418

284,890 223,070

53,156 1,281,365 1,280,007

15,519 | 19,793,381 1,029,177 | 2,163,544 | 2,878,560

688,767 1,553,992 | 1,482,119

* Not including emigrants.

115

116

  22. The following table summarises the foregoing information with regard to the trade of the Ports of Hongkong for the Year 1906.

TONS.

Passengers.

No. of Ships.

Dis- charged.

Shipped.

In Transit.

Bunker Coal shipped.

Total.

Registered Tonnage.

Emi- grants.

Arrived. Departed.

British Ocean-going, Foreign Ocean-going, British River Steamers, Foreign River Steamers,...

6,464

1.071

222.256 62.634

3.697 1.893,234 1.092.842 1.668.276 4,287 1,851.053 847.432 1.210.084

173,483 49,587

248,581 4.902.933 7,189,471 387.030 4.295.599 7,093,495 43.350 439,089 4,842,501 9.806 122,027 667,917

169,889

100,701 63,830

102.738

100,811 12,895

1,192,843

1,195,616

Total,.........

Steam-ships under 60

tous Foreign Trade, ... }

15,519 | 4,029,177 2.163.314 2,878,360

688.767

9,759,648 19,793,384

88.522

1,553,992

84.991

1,482,119 76,725

878

23.219

8,258

1.922

33,394

10,282

5.889

6.241

Junks Foreign Trade.

28,153 411.319 606,841

1.048.163 2.619,411

38.725

36.482

Total Foreign Trade.

44.530 4.493.715

2.77 9.41

2.878,360

690,689 10,841,205 | 22,458,077

1,598,606 1.524.842 76,725

Steam-Launches Local

Trade.

Junks, Local Trade...........................

Total Local Trade,

*588,550

*23.023

51.616 315.623

385,176 315.623

78.672

73.672

23.023

*28.023 *8,251,535 *3,792,605

389.295 2.042,655

56,119

412.818 10,294.191 3.848.724

*3.076,204

61.004

3.137.298

Grand Tot: l.....................

429.726 | 4,809,338 || 2,852.113 2.878,360

718,712 11,253,523 32.747.268 5,447,330

4,662,140 76,725

*Not in dading "Star" Ferry Company's Craft,

3. Revenue.

23. The total Revenue collected by the Harbour Department during the year was $274,008.78 as against $302,787.76 (including $2,220 collected under the Sugar Convention Ordinance) collected in the previous year, showing a decrease of $28,778.98 :-

1.- Light Dues,

2. Licences and Internal Revenue,

3. Fees of Court and Office,

4. Miscellaneous Receipts,.

$77,722.04

61,748.33

134,533.21

5.20

Total,

$274.008.78

For purposes of comparison, the amount of decrease, $28,778.98, may properly be reduced by $12,219.58, being amount of Storage fees paid in November 1905 by owners of War materials, which had been seized and ultimately restored by this Government, an item of Revenue not to be expected again leaving a net decrease of $16,559.40 to be accounted for. The principal failing off in Revenue comes under the heading: Junk Fees, $1,457; Engage- ment and Discharge of Seaman, $1,528; Storage of Gunpowder, yet another sum of $4,769 ; Sunday Cargo-working Permits, $12,007; and Survey of Steam-ships, $3,815. The prin- cipal increases are under Light Dues, $3,488; Fishing Stake and Net Licences, $1,115 and Medical Examination of Emigrants, $,3,582.

4.

Steam-Launches.

24. On the 31st December, there were 291 Steam-launches employed in the Harbour, of these, 133 were licensed for the conveyance of passengers, &c., 138 were privately owned, 15 were the property of the Government and 5 belonged to the Imperial Government in charge of Military Authorities.

117

  Thirteen Master's Certificates were suspended, 2 for 6 months, 1 for 4 months, 2 for 3 months, 2 for 2 months, 1 for 1 month, 1 for 6 weeks and 1 for 2 weeks; 1 cancelled and 2 Masters were cautioned and discharged, respectively.

  Three hundred and thirty-four (334) engagements and three hundred and sixty-four (364) discharges of Masters and Engineers were made from 1st January to 31st December.

  Twelve (12) Steam-launches were permitted to carry Arms, &c. for their protection against pirates, of these 11 were previously permitted and one during this year.

5. Emigration.

_____

  25. Seventy-six thousand seven hundred and twenty-five (76,725) emigrants left Hongkong for various places during the year, of these, 63,830 were carried by British Ships and 12,895 by Foreign Ships; 134,912 were reported as having been brought to Hongkong from places to which they have emigrated, and of these, 105,780 were brought in British Ships and 25,586 by Foreign Ships.

6. Registry, &c., of Shipping.

26. During the year, 9 ships were registered under the provisions of the Imperial Merchant Shipping Act, and 12 Certificates of Registry were cancelled.

  The documents, &c., dealt with in connection with the Imperial Merchant Shipping Act were as follows:

Number of Certificates of Registry granted,

9

Number of Certificates of Registry cancelled,

12

Number of copies from Register Book,

2

Number of Declarations of Ownership,

11

Number of endorsements on Certificates of Registry of

change of Masters......

55

Number of endorsements on Certificates of Registry of

change of Owners....

1

Number of Certificates of Sale recorded,.

1

Number of Mortgages recorded,

5

Number of Discharge of Mortgages recorded,

Number of endorsements on Register of change in Rig or

Tonnage,

Number of Sales of ships recorded,....

Number of Desertions certified,

Number of inspections of Registry,........

4

2

4

.293

15

Total Number of Documents, &c.,

412

The fees collected on these Documents, &c., amounted to $1,201.

7.-Marine Magistrate's Court.

27. Twenty-seven (27) cases were heard in the Marine Magistrate's Court, breach

of Harbour Regulations were the principal offences.

118

8.-Marine Court.

(Under Section 19 of Ordinance No. 10 of 1899.)

28. The following Courts have been held during the

year:

(1.) On the 14th May, inquiry into the circumstances connected with the foundering of the British Steam-ship Chu Kong, Official No. 109,865 of Hongkong, off Swatow on the morning of the 28th April. Mr. WILLIAM BRIGHT was Master, the number of whose. Certificate of Competency as Master was 022,528. The vessel carried a crew of 28 all told, but only 14 were saved, all Chinese, with exception of the Chief Engineer, Mr. RUTTER.

(2.) On the 6th November, inquiry into the circumstances attending the burning of the British Steam-ship Hankow, Official No. 68,528 of London, in the Harbour of Victoria, Hongkong, on the morning of the 14th October. The Master's (BENJAMIN ROPER BRANCH) Certificate of Competency was returned to him.

(3.) On the 16th November, inquiry into the circumstances attending the stranding of the British Steam-ship Kinshan, Official No. 109,872 of Hongkong, inside Brothers' Point, during the Typhoon of the 18th September. The Master's (JACOB JOHAN LOSSIUS) Certificate of Competency was returned to him.

(4.) On the 27th November, inquiry into the circumstances attending the stranding of the British Steam-ship Heung Shan, Official No. 95,855 of Hongkong, on the South end of Saw Chau, during the Typhoon of the 18th September. The Master's (GEORGE FREDERICK MORRISON) Certificate of Competency was returned to him.

9.-Examination of Masters, Mates and Engineers.

29. The following Tables show number of Candidates examined for Certificates of Competency, distinguishing those who were successful and those who failed:-

(Under Section 4 of Ordinance No. 10 of 1899.)

Master,

Master, River Steamer,.

First Mate.

Only Mate,

Grade.

Passed.

Failed.

18

:

13

:

Second Mate,

12

2

Total,

43

1-

First Class Engineer,...

Second Class Engineer,.......

Total,

7

12

21

1

45

10

66

14

(Under Section 37 s.s. (7) of Ordinance No. 10 of 1899.)

Candidates.

Passed.

Failed.

For Master,.

For Engineer, ....

129

11

6

Total,

211

17

119

10.-Examination of Pilots.

(Under Ordinance No. 3 of 1904.)

30. Four (4) examinations for Pilots' Certificates were held during the year, with the following results :-

European,

Chinese,

Candidates.

Total,

Passed.

Failed.

4

4

Four (4) Pilots' Licences were issued to holders of Certificates, 13 Licences were renewed and one Licence previously issued was cancelled at the request of the licensee.

11. Sunday Cargo Working. (Ordinance No. 1 of 1891.)

31. During the year, 399 permits were issued, under the provisions of the Ordinance. Of these, 126 were not availed of owing to its being found unnecessary for the ship to work cargo on Sunday and the fee paid for the permit was refunded in each case.

The Revenue collected each year since the Ordinance came into force is as follows :-

1892.....

1893,

1894,

1895.

1896,..

1897,..

1898,

1899.

1900...

1901.

1902.

1903....

1904,

..$ 4,800

7,900

13,375

11,600

7,575

11,850

25,925

21,825

43.550

44,800

44,175

34,800

37,625

43,475

31,397.50

1905,

1906,..

  The months of September and October accounted for $2.427.50 of the decrease; in the former month after the typhoon of the 18th September, Vessels were allowed to work cargo on Sundays without paying fees and in the latter month only one-tenth of the pre- scribed fees were charged on Permits, the remainder of the decrease being shown by the other months of the year.

12.-New Territories.

(Eighth Year of British Administration.)

32. The Station at the Island of Cheung Chau was opened in September, the one at Tai O in the Island of Lantau, in October of 1899, that at Tai Po in Mirs Bay, on board the Police steam-launch, in January 1900, that in Deep Bay, on board the Police steam-launch, in November 1901, that at Sai Kung in April 1902, and that at Long Ket, on board the Police steam-launch, in April 1905.

120

From 1st January to 31st December, 1906, 9,198 Licences, Clearances, Permits, &c., were issued at Cheung Chau, 4,081 at Tai 0, 5,953 at Tai Po, 3,156 at Deep Bay, 2,632 at Sai Kung and 3,909 at Long Ket.

The Revenue collected by this Department from the New Territories daring 1906, was $18,944.25 or $780.55 more than in 1905.

13.-General.

33. During the year under review, some important changes have taken place, notably :-- the vacating of the old Harbour Office for the present commodious new building, which has alleviated matters considerably for the better working of the Department.

The telegraph service from the outlying lighthouses, viz.: Gap Rock, Waglan and Green Island, has been installed and worked from this building. Additionally, shipping firms have been apprised of the passing of their vessels inward which hitherto was done by the Eastern Extension Telegraph Co.'s office.

The deplorable loss of life and damage done, due to the typhoon of the 18th September, will be indelibly marked in the Annals of the Colony. 59 merchant vessels of European construction suffered in the waters of the Colony, 5 of 1,812 tons foundered, 22 of 22,478 tons stranded, 5 of 1,344 tons broken against sea wall, 13 of 21,420 tons badly damaged, and 14 of 25,131 tons slightly damaged. There were in addition 16 lighters of European construction sunk, and badly damaged, 34 launches sunk, 50 damaged and approximately 1.796 native craft sunk, and in the majority of cases totally lost. It can be safely said that all craft suffered in the harbour, more or less damaged during the blow. The loss of life, I regret to say, must have been excessively high, amounting to approximately 5.000 though there are no positive records to show the actual number that perished.

It behoves me to add with deep regret, the demise of a valued, courteous and upright public Officer Captain L. A. W. BARNES-LAWRENCE, R.N., Harbour Master who fell a victim of duty through illness contracted at the time of the devastation alluded to above.

SOUR OFFICE,

18th February, 1907.

CHARLES WILLIAM BECKWITH, Lieut. R.N.,

Harbour Master, &c.

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Table V.

NUMBER, TONNAGE and CREWs of Vessels of each Nation ENTERED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong, in the Year 1906.

ENTERED.

NATIONALITY

OF

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

VESSELS.

Vessels. Tons. Crews. Vessels.

Tons.

Crews. Vessels. Tons. Crews.

British, American,

4,819

5,645,937250,075

271

44

290,482

8.743

19

374,903 16,930

15,875 423

5,090 | 6,020,840 |265,950

63

Austrian,

27

100,929

1,607

27

307,412 100,929 1,607

9,166

Belgian,

...

Corean

15

30,798

746

15

30,798

746

Chinese,

287

254,311

17,196

24

20.642

1,218

311

274,953

18,414

Chinese Junks,

9,238

770,821

104,486

4,945

537,151

66,993

14,183

1,807,972

171,479

Danish,

16

38,362

703

2,372

60

18

40,784

763

Dutch,

55

119,607

3,459

9

11,257

356

64

130,864

3,815

French,

471

575,955 22,511

13

14,979

545

484

590,934

23.056

German,

774

1,226,324

45,351

108

142,043

4,769

882

1,368,367

50,120

Italian,

12

33,012

1,220

12

33,012

1,220

Japanese,

292

630,399

22,747

9

12,173

440

301

642,572

23,187

Norwegian,

228

244,855

7,098

51

45,002

1,482

279

289,857

8,580

Portuguese,

191

32,117

3,845

1,152

237

198

33,269

4,082

Russiau,

9,430

180

21,699

505

13

31,129

685

Swedish,

24

22,406

817

2,394

93

27

24,800

910

No Flag,

472

13

178

650

17

Steam-ships

under 60 tons

trading to

354

17,313 5,427

85

2,828

745

439

20,141

6,172

Ports outside

the Colony,

TOTAL, 16,853 10,043,530 496,224

|

5,555 1,205,703 93,745

22,408 11,249,233 589,969

Table VI.

NUMBER, TONNAGE] and CREWS of Vessels of each Nation CLEARED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong, in the Year 1906.

CLEARED.

NATIONALITY

OF

WITH CARGOES.

IN BALLAST.

TOTAL.

VESSELS.

Vessels. Tous. Crews. Vessels.

Tous.

Crews. Vessels.

Tous.

Crews.

British,

4,870 | 5,600,925 |256,549

American,

48

Austrian,

24

299,726 92,804

9,015

201 8

4!0,207

9,090

5,071

6,011,132

265,639

5,977

253

56

305,703

9,268

1,451

8,125

84

27

100,929

1,535

Belgiau,..

Corean,

2

2.939

54

13

27.859

743

15

30,798

797

Chinese,

307

271,035

16,902

4

2,909

178

Chinese Junks,

8,896

936,121

123,793

5,074

375,318

49,350

311 273,944 17,080

13,970 | 1,311,439173,143

Danish,

14

33,760

758

6,829

158

17

Dutch,

53

116,285 3,158

11,987

328

61

40,589 128,272 3,486

916

French,

462

569,022 21,669

20

21,093

852

482

590,115 22,521

German,

622

1,082,680

41,793

247

268,325

7,564

869

1,351,005

49,357

Italian,

13

33,566

1,271

13

33,566

1,271

Japanese,

264

562,253

21,226

35

74,529

1,770

299

636,782

22,996

Norwegian,

161 134,123

4,974

112

147,892

3,286

273

282,015

8,260

Portuguese,

194

32,648

3,998

729

72

198

33,377, 4,070

Russian,

8

20,480

338

4

9,344

313

12

29,824

651

Swedish,

9

8,159

264

17

15,652

568

26

23,811

832

3

402

41

3

402

41

No Flag,

Steam-ships

under 60 tons

trading to

354

17,313 5,427

85

2,828

745

439

20,141

6,172

Ports outside] the Colony,

TOTAL,...... 16,301 9,813,839 512,640 5,841 1,390,005

75,395

22,142 11,203,844 | 588,035

124

Table VII.

Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, Passengers and Cargo of Junks ENTERED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong,

from Ports on the Coast of China, and Macao, during the Year ending 31st December, 1906.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

* TOTAL.

Ves-

Tons. Crews.

Crews. Passen-

sels.

gers.

Cargo Ves- Discharged.

Tons. sels.

Tons. Crews.

East Coast,. San On Dis-

2,009

95,193 12,335

122

63,176 448 27,866 3,974

Passen- Ves-

Tous Crews l'assen- gers. sels.

2,457 123,059, 16,309,

gers.

Cargo Discharged. Tons.

127

63,176

trict, West

6,618 615,209 84,884 16,666

334,952|3,976| 468,262|56,686 21,929 10,594|1,083,471141,570

38,595 334,952

River. &c., West Coast,

270

15,468 2,131

10,372 219 16,422 1,705

Macao,

341 44,951 5,136

Total,... 9,238 770,821 104,486 16,789

1

32,819 302 24,601 4,628|

2

489

31,890 3,836

643 69,552 9,764

10,372

3 32,819

441,319 4,945, 537,15166,993 21,936 14,1831,307,972171,479

38,725 441,319

Table VIII.

Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, Passengers and Cargo of Junks CLEARED at Ports in the Colony of Hongkong,

for Ports on the Coast of China, and Macao, during the Year ending 31st December, 1906.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Ves-

Tons. Crews.

sels.

Passen- Cargo Ves-

Shipped. gers. Tons. sels

Tons. Crews.

East Coast,....

1,040 45,619 6,862

65

San On Dis-

trict, West

36,518 1,677 107,059 12,611

7,215 826,581 107,665 21,879| 536,844| 3,072| 243,883, 33,824

River, &c.,

West Coast,

207

Macao,

434

14,832 1,824

49,089 7,442

50

12,862 179 9,793 1,353

20,620 146 14,583 1,562

Passen- Ves- gers. sels.

6 2,717 152,678, 19,473

14,472 || 10,2871,070,464141,489

386

24,625 3,177

580 63,672 9,004

Tons. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Cargo

Shipped. Tons.

71

36,518

36,351 536,844

10 12,862

50 20,620

Total,... 8,896 936,121123,793 21,995 606,844|5,074 375,318 | 49,350 14,487 13,9701,311,439 173,143 36,482 606,844

Table IX.

Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, Passengers and Cargo of Junks ENTERED at each Port in the Colony of Hongkong,

(exclusive of Local Trade), during the Year ending 31st December, 1906.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Ves-

Tons. Crews.

sels.

Passen- Cargo Ves-

Discharged. gers.

Tons. sels.

Tons. Crews.

Passen- Ves- sels. gers.

Tons. Crews.

Passen- gers.

Cargo Discharged.

Tons.

Aberdeen,.. Cheung Cháu,

284

129 6,737 1,053 3,552 1,463

19

4,122 87 3,897 811 2,281

216

10,634 1,864

413

106

303

3,965 1,569

4,122 2,281

Deep Bay,..

Hungbom,...

660

10,348 3,111

46

7,537

129 4,588

783

789!

14,936 3,894,

46

7,537

Long Ket,

:

...

Sai Kung,

40

856 234

3.9

6

92

32

461

Sham Shui-po, 1,097

110,274 8,317

Shaukiwán,

392

8,120 2,770

50

72,973 4,942

726

45,259

4,352

948 266 1,823 155,553 12,669

389

72,973

74

2,449

579

466

Stanley,

22

722 157

48

633

10

252

125

32

10,569 3,349 974 282

55

48

5 48

4,942

633

Tai 0,

57

1,553 510

646

4

51

20

61 1,604

530

646

Tai l'o,

Victoria,

6,557 628,659| 86,871| 16,645 347,796 3,890 480,150 60,185 21,931 10,4471,108,809,147,056 38,576

347,796

Total,.. 9,238 770,821 104,486 16,789 441,319| 4,945| 537,151 66,993 21,936 |14,1831,307,972 171,479 38,725 441,319

125

Table X.

Total Number, Tonnage, Crews, Passengers and Cargo of Junks CLEARED at each Port in the Colony of Hongkong,

(exclusive of Local Trade), during the Year ending 31st December, 1906.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Ves- sels.

Tons. Crews.

Passen- Cargo Ves-

Shipped. gers.

Tons. sels.

Tons. Crews.

Passen- Ves- gers. sels.

Tons. Crews.

Passen- Cargo

Shipped. gers.

Tons.

Aberdeen, Cheung (háu,

31

1,603 282

36

644 200

603 114 391 263

4,434 966! 3,874 1,298

145

6,037 1,248

603

299

4,018 1,498

391

Deep Bay,

Hunghon,.

454

13,410

13,410 2,692

17

10,697 361

5,220 1,673

815

18,630 4,365

22

10,697

Long Ket,

Sai Kung

3

SO

19.

Sham Shui-po,

691

55,546

4,700,

36 51,432 1,160

33

576 112,541 9,493

185

361

656 204

36

1,851

168,087 14,193

51,432

Shaukiwán,

277

8,962 2,398

50

Stanley,.

23

763 212

48

Tai 0,

18

400 151

4,487 530 247

265

5,026 1,687

542

13,988 4,085

52

4,437

6

33

110 39 944 306

29

873 251

48

530

10

51 1,344

457

10

247

Tai Po,

Victoria,

7,363 854,713113,159|

21.880

538.471| 2,839

243,093 33,703 14,470 10,2021,097,806 146,842 36,350 | 538,471

Total,... 8,896 936,121|123,793 21,995

606,844 5,074

375,318 49,350|||14,487 13,970 1,311,439,173,143||| 36,482 | 606,844

Table XI.

Return of Junks (Local Trade) ENTERED at each Port in the Colony of Hongkong,

during the Year ending 31st December, 1906.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Ves- sels.

Tons. Crews.

Cargo Passen-

gers.

Ves- Discharged.

Tons. sels.

Tons. Tons. Crews. Passen- Ves-

Crews.

gers. sels.

Passen-

gers.

Cargo Discharged. Tons.

Aberdeen,

49

1,712

378

1,022 35

1,820

345

84

Cheung Chíu,

31

781

246

429

14

226

73

45

3,532 723 1,007 319

1,022

429

Deep Bay,....

Hunghom,..

122

1,318

499

823

123

6,399

1,179

245

7,717 1,678

823

Long Ket,

Sai Kung,

23

287

109

89

15

237

89

38

524 198

89

Sham Shui-po,

115 10.873

1,762

7,385

99

9,011

821

214

19,884 2,583

7,385

Shaukiwán,

125

4,586

1.027

1,850

2,540

639

206

7,126 1,666

1,850

Stanley,

13 !

13

5

102

361

7

115

42

13

Tai 0,

14

164

69

112

1

28

3

15

192

72

112

Tai Po,

49

650

249

Victoria,

9,497 379,298 104.123

40 9,526

320 201 258

94

13

69

9081

343

53

320

Total,... 10,027, 399,682 108,468| 9,566

303,580 14,948 599,204 129,976| 46,540 24,445 978,502 234,099 56,066 | 303,580

315,623 15,341 619,825 133,255) 46,553 25,368 |1,019,507 241.723 56,119 315,623

Table XII.

Return of Junks (Local Trade) CLEARED at each Port in the Colony of Hongkong, during the Year ending 31st December, 1906.

CARGO.

BALLAST.

TOTAL.

Ves- sels.

Tous. Crews.

Cargo Passen-

Shipped.

gers.

Ves- Tons. sels.

Tons. Crews

Passen-

gers.

Ves- sels.

Tons. Crews.

Passen.

gers.

Cargo Shipped. Tons.

Aberdeen,

52

Cheung Cháu

18

2,238 303

422 103

867 160

103 5,890

917

155

8,128 1,339

867

31

651

215

49

954 318

160

Deep Bay,..

Hunghom, .....

85 2,215 583

10

10

1,189

119 1,314

499.

204

3,529 1,082

10

1,189

Long Ket,

...

Sai Kung,

25

Sham Shui-po,

58

488 4,993

136

227

23

328

124

48

816

260

227

418

4,625

128

8,831

641

186

13,824 1,059

4,625

Shaukiwán,

70

1,789

479

825

60

1,923

415

130

3,712 894

825

Stanley

86

30

122

6

136

43

10

222

73!

122

Tai 0,

11

282

79

51

15

231

77

3

26

513 156

51

Tai Po, Victoria,

43

617

27 6,615 | 272,25875,203 58,989

235

277

30

356 65,329 18,752 718,219 153,979

130

36

73

1,939 25,367

973 990,477 229,182 60,928

365

63

277

65,329

Total,.. 6,981 285,269 77,688 59,026

73,672 19,267 737,879 157,040,

1,978 26,248 1,023,148 234,728 61,004

73,672

FOREIGN TRADE,

126

Table XIII.

SUMMARY.

NO. OF VESSELS.

TONS.

CREWS.

British Ships entered with Cargoes,

4,819

5,645,937

250,075

Do.

do. in Ballast,

271

374,903

15,875

Total,...

5,090

6,020,840

265,950

British Ships cleared with Cargoes,

Do.

do. in Ballast,..

4,870 201

5,600,925

.256,549

410,207

9,090

Total,......

5,071

6,011,132

265,639

Foreign Ships entered with Cargoes,

2,442

3,609,459

136,236

Do.

do.

in Ballast,

254

290,821

10,132

Total,.......

2,696

3,900,280

146,368

Foreign Ships cleared with Cargoes,

2,181

3,259,480

126,871

Do.

do. in Ballast,

481

601,652

16,210

Total,......

2,662

3,861,132

143,081

Steamships under 60 tons entered with Cargoes,.

Do.

do.

354

17,313

5,427

do.

in Ballast,

85

2,828

745

Total,......

439

20,141

6,172

do.

Steamships under 60 tons cleared with Cargoes,.

Do.

354

17.313

5,427

do.

in Ballast,

85

2,828

745

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

439

20,141

6,172

Junks entered with Cargoes,

Do. do. in Ballast,

9,238

770,821

104,486

4,945

537,151

66,993

Total,.......

14,183

1,307,972

171,479

Junks cleared with Cargoes,

8,896

936,121

123,793

Do. do. in Ballast,

5,074

375,318

49,350

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

13,970

1,311,439

173,143

Total of all Vessels entered,

22,408

11,249,233

589,969

Total of all Vessels cleared,

22,142

11,203,844

588,035

Total of all Vessels in Foreign Trade, entered and cleared,

44,550

22,453,077

1,178,004

LOCAL TRADE.

Total Junks entered,

25,363

1,019,507

241,723

Do. cleared,

26,248

1,023,148

234,728

Total Local Trade, entered and cleared,

51,616

2,042,655

476,451

Total Foreign Trade, entered and cleared,

44,550

22,453,077 1,178,004

Total Local Trade, entered and cleared,

51,616

2,042,655

476,451

Grand Total,.........

96,166

24,495,732 1,654,455

127

Table XIV.

STATEMENT of REVENUE collected in the Harbour Department during the Year 1906.

1. Light Dues, Ordinance 10 of 1899,

Head of Receipts.

2. Licences and Internal Revenue not otherwise specified :-

Chinese Passenger Ships Licences, Ordinance 1 of 1889,...

Emigration Brokers Licences, Ordinance 1 of 1889,

Amount.

ets.

77,722.04

1,050.00

1,000.00

Fines,

834.00

Fishing Stake and Station Licences, Ordinance 10 of 1899,...................

305.00

Fishing Stake and Station Licences, from the New Territories, Ordinance 10 of 1899,

3,197.50

Junk Licences, &c., Ordinance 10 of 1899,

36,194.83

Junk Licences, &c., from the New Territories, Ordinance 10 of 1899,

15,746.75

Pilots Licences, Ordinance 3 of 1904,.....

185.00

Steam-launch Licences, &c., Ordinance 10 of 1899,

3,235.25

3. Fees of Court or Office, Payments for specific purposes and Reimbursements-in-Aid :-

Cargo Boat Certificates, Ordinance 19 of 1899,.

2,951.00

Engagement and Discharge of Seamen, Ordinance 10 of 1899,

24,774.60

Engagement of Masters and Engineers of Steam-launches, Ordinance 10 of 1899,

166.50

Examination of Masters, &c., Ordinance 10 of 1899,

2,780.00

Gunpowder, Storage of-Ordinance 10 of 1899,

11,165.23

Medical Examination of Emigrants, Ordinance 1 of 1889,

24,352.00

Printed Forms, Sale of,.......

332.00

Private Moorings and Buoys, Rent for―Ordinance 10 of 1899,

3,450.00

Registry Fees (Merchant Shipping Act), Ordinance 10 of 1899,.

1,201.00

Steam-launches, Surveyor's Certificates, Ordinance 10 of 1899,

2,880.00

Sugar Convention, Ordinance 14 of 1904,

1,260.00

Survey of Steam-ships &c., Ordinance 10 of 1899,

27,823.38

Sunday Cargo Working Permits, Ordinance 1 of 1891,

7. Miscellaneous Receipts-Message Fees for notifying ships,

31,397.50

5.20

TOTAL,

.$

274,008.78

PLACES.

Table XV.

RETURN OF LICENSED STEAM-LAUNCHES Entered in the COLONY of HONGKONG during the Year ending 31st December, 1906.

*

Within the Waters of the Colony,

Total,..

TOWING.

NOT TOWING.

TOTAL.

Cargo

Discharged

in tous.

Cargo

Cargo

Vessels. Tonuage. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Discharged Vessels. Tommage. Crows.

Passen-

gers.

Discharged Vessels. Tonnage. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

in tons.

in tons.

89,252 2,104,202 634,526

77,528 2,021,566 556,438 3,792,605

166,780 4,125,768 1,190,9643,792,605

89,252 2,104,202 634,526

77,528 2,021,565, 556,438 3,792,605

166,780 4,125,768 1,190,9643,792,605

:

:

128

Wuchow,... Macao....... Other Places,

Total,.

308

56

7

308

56

207

78

2,520

689

147

11,575 4,140 5,738 1,287

2,055

23,219

207

11,575 4,140 2,055

23,219

3,834

225

8,258

1,976

3,834

...

85

2,828

745

Grand Total,.

89,337 2,107,030 635,271

354

17,313 5,427 5,889.

23,219

439

20,141

6,172

5,889

23,219

77,882 2,038,879 561,865 3,798,494

23,219 | 167,219 4,145,9091,197,13,798,494

Outside the Waters of the Colony :-

Samshui,

Kongmun,

Kamchuk,

:

23,219

*The figures under the heading "Steam-launches plying within the Waters of the Colony are incomplete: the "Star" Ferry Company stating that since 1901, "owing to the amount of work entailed" they have had to discontinue keeping a record of the passengers by their launches, and also number of trips.

NOT TOWING.

TOTAL.

| 23,023 166,780,4,125,768 1,190,964 3,076,294

23,023 166,780 4,125,768|1,190,9643,076,294

Table XVI.

RETURN of LICENSED STEAM-LAUNCHES Cleared in the COLONY of HongKong during the year ending 31st December, 1906.

23,023

Cargo

Vessels. Tonnage. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Shipped Vessels. Tonnage. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

in tons.

Cargo Bunker Coal Shipped in tons. in tons.

Vessels. Tonnage. Crews.

Passen-

gers.

Cargo Bunker Shipped Coal in tons.in tons.

TOWING.

:

Within the Waters of the Colony,

89,252 2,104,202 634,526|

77,528 2,021,566 556,438|3,076.294

Total,..

89,252 2,104,202 634,526

77,528 2,021,566 556,4383,076,294||

PLACES.

...

:

:

:

23,023

:

:.

129

:

102

308

56

102

Wuchow,

14.

Macao,...

Other Places,

Total,

Grand Total,.

89,337 2,107,030 635,271

308

56

78

2,520

689

207

11,575

4,140

2,322 8,253| 448

207

11,575

4,140

147

5,738

1,287

3,919

1,372

225

8,258

1,976

2,322 8,253

3,919

448

1,372

85

2,828

745

354

17,313

5,427

6,241 8,253 1,922

439.

20,14!|

6,172

6,241 8,253 1,922

77,882 2,038,879 561,865 3,082,535 8,253 24,945 167,2194,145,909 1,197,1363,082,535 8,253 24,945 2,038,879

""

*The figures under the heading "Steam-launches plying within the waters of the Colony are incomplete the "Star" Ferry Company stating that since 1901, "owing to the amount of work entailed" they have had to discontinue keeping a record of the passengers carried by their launches, and also number of trips.

4,145,909

Outside the Waters of the Colony :

Samshui,

Kongmun,

Kamchuk,

130

Table XVII.

SUMMARY OF CHINESE EMIGRATION from HONGKONG to Ports other than in China,

during the Year ending 31st December, 1906.

BRITISH VESSELS.

FOREIGN VESSELS.

GRAND TOTAL.

WHITHER BOUND.

Adults.

Children.

Adults. Children.

Adults.

Children.

Total.

Total.

Total.

M.

F.

M.

F.

M. 1. M. F.

M. F

M.

F.

To Batavia,

197

107 107

#

Callao, Peru,

2,821

73

2,898

452 C

473

8,278

88

107 3,371

Honolulu, Sandwich Islands,

39

41

121

1

127

160

169

Japan Ports,

133

133

213

215

346

348

Liverpool, England.

44

44

11

44

,,

Mauritius,

595

22

646

595

22

646

Mexico,

2,906

55

2,972

2,006

10

2,972

Reunion Island.

23

23

23

28

San Francisco, U.S.A.,

Straits Settlements,.

Tacoma, U.S.A..

382: ,42,070 7,022 1,502 776 51,370

16

400

2,211 7,821 849 196

6 54

3

2,274 2,593

70

2,674

84

8,950 49,891| 7,871| 1,698

860

60,320

27

20

27

29

Vancouver, British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia,

4,919 986

32

4,974 998

14

14 4.933

4,988

36

36 1,002

32

1,034

TOTAL PASSENGERS,

154,2801

7,038 1,785|777 63,830 11.620 885302

88 1 2.893 65,900| 7,923 2,037

865

76,725

Total Passengers by British Vessels,

Total Passengers by Foreign Vessels,

54,280 7,038 | 1,735

777

63,830

Excess of Passengers by British Vessels, .

11,620 885 302

42,660 6,153 1,433

88

12,895

689

50,935

Table XVIII.

SUMMARY OF CHINESE IMMIGRATION to HONGKONG from Ports other than in China,

during the Year ending 31st December, 1906.

BRITISH VESSELS,

FOREIGN VESSELS.

GRAND TOTAL.

WHERE FROM,

Adults.

Children.

Adults. Children.

Adults.

Children.

Total.

Total.

Total.

J.

1.

M.

F.

From Bangkok, Siam,

61

Callao, Peru,

233

J. P.

61| 3,919 · 180 233

P.

M.

I.

M. F.

11 15 4.125

Durban, British South Africa,

1.253

1.253

Honolulu, Sandwich Islands,

27

28 49

Java & Sumatra.

"

200

2001 1,539

49 1.539

3.980: 233 1,258 76

180

15

4,186 233

1.253

77

1.739

:*

Japan Ports,

1,739

83

83 252

252

335

335

"

Mauritius,....

3+

34 261

261

295

295

!"

Melbourne,

1.424

1,424

67

67

1,491

1.491

New South Wales.

1,445

61

1,764

235

235

1,680

61

37

1.999

New Zealand Ports.

*

25

25

25

Queensland Ports....

113

116

36

"

San Francisco, U.S.A...

5471

Seattle, U.S.A.,

:

4.770 473

36 4.820 473

149

152

5,317

28

17 13

5,375

South Australian Ports,

9!

473 9

Straits Settlements,

92,122 3,417

,170 | 584 | 97,29317,220

36

B

Tacoma, U.S.A...

145

145

6 17,275 109,342 145

3,453 1,183 590

"

Vancouver, British Columbia,

Victoria, British Columbia,.

2,490 65

2.492

65

2,490 65

478 9 114,568 145 2,492 65

TOTAL PASSENGERS,

100,276 3,648 1,235 621 105,780,28,821 | 236

Total Passengers by British Vessels,

Total Passengers by Foreign Vessels,

Excess of Passengers by British Vessels,

41

34 29,132 | 129,097 3,884 | 1,276 655 134.912

100,276 3,648 |1.235 | 621 105,780

28.821 236 41 34 29,132

71,455 8,412 1,194 587 76.648

131

Table XIX.

RETURN of VESSELS REGISTERED at the Port of Hongkong, during the Year 1906.

Name of Vessel.

Official Number.

Registered

Tonnage.

Horse

Fower.

Rig.

Built of.

Where built and when.

Remarks.

Hoi Cheong,

.(Str.) | 120,986

St. Enoch,

120,987

Minerva....

Loongwo,

Motor. 120,988

14.28

358.68 33 274.67 120 24

Schooner Wood Hongkong,

1905. Broken up on 18th Sept., 1906.

Smack Yawl

Steel | Renfrew,

1894.

Wood Hongkong..

.1906.

.(Str.) | 120,989 | 2,386.06

600

Nil

Steel Hongkong,

.1906.

Edith,....

120.990

43.27

60

Nil

Do.

Hongkong,

1905.

Yangise,

120,991

179.83

40

Schooner

Wood | Hongkong,

Hoi Sang,

120,992

Hoi Tin,

Hoi Ning.

120,993 120,994

284.08 40 155.12

Nil

Do.

Hongkong,.

40 Schooner

Do.

Clyde Bank,

80.84

18

Nil

Do.

Hongkong,

1906, Transferred to Shanghai. 1906.

1877. Formerly H.M.S. Firebrand. ..1903.

Table XX.

RETURN OF REGISTRIES of VESSELS cancelled at the Port of Hongkong, during the Year 1906.

Name of Vessel.

Official Number.

Rig.

Built of.

Where and when built.

Reason of Cancellation.

Thales,............. .....(Str.) | 52,608; 819.89 | 1883 200 Stanfield.

63,583 560.31

Pak Kong, ...(Str.) | 107,020| 294.64

Taganac.

Chu Kong,

Tencer,

Kong Nam...

Hoi Ning,

1896 1897 72 107.027|

67.05 1898 20 109,865, 286.09 1901 40 97,979 1,596.48 1903 450 107.028 402.16 1904 48 120.972

24

89,58 | 1905

Canada,

120.974

51.20 1905

Brig Barque Nil Schooner Nil Schooner Nil Schooner Do.

Steel Wood Do. Do.

Iron Dumbarton. Wood Sunderland. Composite Whampoa, Wood Hongkong Steel Nagasaki, Japan.... Greenock,

1864 | Sold to Foreigners.

1869 Lost at Hongkong.

1888 Lost at Hongkong. [Tambisan. 1898 Lost opposite the Island of 1899 Lost near Breaker Point. China 1890 Sold to Foreigners.

[Sea.

Hunghom, Bh. Kow'n.1898 | Lost at Hongkong.

Hongkong,

1900 Sold to Foreigners.

Hongkong.

1902 Lost at Hongkong.

City of Birm-

ingham. Hoi Cheong,. Yangtse,

109.581| 9157 1905 64

Do.

Steel

Govan, Glasgow,

1898 | Sold to Foreigners.

120,986 858,68| 1906 33 120,991 179.83| 1906

Do.

Wood

Hongkong,

Do.

Do.

Hongkong,

1905 Lost at Hongkong. 1906 Transferred to Shanghai.

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Table XXI.

RETURN of MARINE CASES tried at the MARINE MAGISTRATE'S COURT, during the year 1906.

Defendants how disposed of,

NATURE OF CHARGE.

No. of Cases.

No. of Defendants.

Imprisonment with Hard Labour.

Imprisonment with Hard Labour and forfeiture of pay.

Imprisonment with- out Hard Labour.

Imprisonment in default of fine.

Fined.

Forfeiture of

Pay.

Reprimanded.

Sent back to

duty.

Dismissed.

Amount of Fines.

Arrival without reporting, (Junk),

Breach of conditions of Licence, (Launch),................

Disobeying the lawful orders of the Harbour

Master,

Failing to enter in the Log-book of the ship the

fact of the death of a Chinese Passenger,.......

Harbour Regulations, Breach of, (by Junks, &c.),

2 15

Plying without a Licence, (Launch),

Rules of the Road. Failed to observe, (Steam-

launches),

Wilfully using the steam-whistles other than

for the purpose of Navigation, (Steam-, launches),

2

...

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

1

1

3

14

14

Total.

27

44

:

13

1

3

13

:

40

:

1

:

*

6

:

21

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

96

1

50

50

557

10

20

95

3 $834

135

Appendix A.,

MERCANTILE MARINE OFFICE.

   Twenty thousand seven hundred and sixty-six Seamen were shipped and 19,458 discharged at the Mercantile Marine Office and on board Ships during the year.

One hundred and fifty-eight Distressed Scamen were received during the year, of these, 36 were sent home, 5 to Melbourne, I to Rangoon, 3 to Calcutta, 2 to Port Said, 1 to Van- couver, 6 to Bombay, 4 to Singapore, 1 to Japan, 1 taken charge of by U. S. Consul, 24 passengers to Canton, 3 to Shanghai, 1 to Calcutta, 1 to Iloilo, 3 to Manila, 1 to United Kingdom, 1 to Ningpo, 3 died at Government Civil Hospital, 1 disappeared, 1 joined Lappa Customs, 1 employed on shore, 5 remained at Government Civil Hospital and 51 obtained employment.

   $3,179.29 were expended by the Harbour Master on behalf of the Board of Trade in the relief of these distressed Seamen.

Appendix B.

IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OFFICE.

   2. The return shows that during the year the amount of Opium reported was as follows:

1905.

1906.

Increase.

Decrease.

Chests.

Imported,

43,928

Chests.

47,5669

Chests.

3,638

Chests.

Exported....

42,0673

47,5750

5,508

Through Cargo reported

but not landed,

9,746

9.7123

34

   The return shows that during the year the amount of Opium Skin reported was as follows:-

1906.

Pients.

Imported,

34,882

Exported.

34 085.1

   Seventeen thousand four hundred and eighty (17,480) Permits were issued from this Office during the year, being a decrease of 534 as compared with 1905.

   A daily memo. of exports to Chinese ports was, during the year, supplied to the Com- missioner of Imperial Maritime Customs and a daily memo. of exports to Macao was supplied to the Superintendent of Raw Opium Department of Macao.

Surprise visits were paid to 93 godowns during the year.

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The return shows that during the year the amount of Morphia and Compounds of Opium reported was as follows:-

COMPOUNDS OF OPIUM.

Imported,

Exported,

Local Consumption,

Imported,

Exported,

MORPHIA,

1906.

Taels. 129,682.9

77,082

52,600.9

1906.

Cases. 444

351

Return of Sugar imported into the Colony of Hongkong by Vessels of different Nation- alities during the

year 1906.

Nationality.

Tons.

Cwt.

Qr.

lb.

American Steamers,

1,745

13

11

Austrian

504

13

10

British

301,807

9

Danish

16

11

24

""

Dutch

27

33,605

10

:

27

French

""

6,255

3

26

German

Italian

"

60,470

1

3

13

295

14

2

""

Japanese

Norwegian

463

10

2

5

69,002

15

1

11

""

Portuguese

Swedish

335

4

""

:

14

7.675

18

2

8

19

By Junks,

941

7

2

18

483,119

13

1

19

*This return deals with the last nine months of the year only.

137

Return of Sugar imported into the Colony of Hongkong during the year 1906.

From

Tons.

Cwt.

Qr.

lb.

Austria,

120

19

9

Belgium,

426

11

1

China,

17,262

18

3

13

Cochin China,

3,214

2

22

Germany,

40,567

7

2

25

Java,

314,673

19

:

6

Japan,

223

10

3

21

London,

334

00

3

3

10

Mauritius,..

24,832

9

3

20

Philippine Islands,

75,986

2

17

:

Straits Settlements,

5,322

17

00

3

20

New Territories,

154

10

2

23

483,119

13

I

19

One hundred and eighty-seven (187) Certificates of Origin for exportation of Sugar were issued from this Office during the year 1906.

Sixty-five (65) Permits for delivery of Sugar arrived at the Colony without Certificate of Origin were issued from this Office during the year 1906.

IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF OPIUM.

IMPORTS.

MALWA.

chests.

PATNA.

BENARES. PERSIAN.

chests.

chests.

chests.

TURKISH.

chests.

CHINESE.

TOTAL.

chests.

chests.

1905, 1906,

6,763

23,779

10,218

2,922

35

211

43,928

4,975

24,963

13,115

2,646

987

880

47,566

Increase,...

1,184

2,897

952

669

5,702

Decrease, .

1,788

276

2,064

EXPORTS.

MALWA.

chests.

PATNA. chests.

BENARES. PERSIAN.

TURKISH.

chests.

chests.

chests.

CHINESE.

chests.

TOTAL.

chests.

1905,

5,888

22.906

9,917

3,140

47

169

42,067/

1906,

5,861

25,177

13,192

1,706

985

654

47,575

Increase,...

2,271

3,275

938

485

6,969

Decrease,. 26/2

1,434,

1,461

Through Cargo reported in Manifests but not landed {

1905,..... 1906...

9,746 chests. 9,712

""

Decrease,

34 chests.

Landing Permits, ...(Opium),..

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NUMBER OF PERMITS, &c., ISSUED.

Removal Permits, .......(

""

),.

Export Permits, ....(

),..

Landing Permits, .....(Opium Skin),.........

Removal Permits,......(

).

Export Permits, ...(

Memo. of Exports to the Commissioner of Chinese Customs,... Memo. of Exports to the Superintendent of Raw Opium

Department, Macao,...

1905.

1906.

Increase. Decrease.

341

365

24

8,692

8,244

448

8,981

8,611

370

109

10

141

536

544

00

8

293

293

:

SUMMARY OF EXPORTS, 1906.

Malwa. Patna. Benares. Persian. Turkish. Chinese. Total.

| chests. chests. chests. chests. chests. chests. chests.

Total in Picals.

By Steamers to Amoy,

28

:

2,619

267

1

2,915

3.445.47.5

Bagdad,

2

2.05.0

Bandar Abas.

23

23

23.57.5

Bushire,......

85

85

87.12.5

Canton,

788!

7,109

1,558

30

9,492) |11,226.07.5

Changsha la Shanghai,

2

Foochow,

919

64 1,000

519

9:

66 3,012

78.80.0

5,530.15.0

Haiphong,

1

Hankow via Shanghai,

34

5

39

Herbertshoke,

1.02.5 46.80.0

1.20.0

Hohow,

247

72

Hoihow,

748

117

AL

319

382.80.0

865

1,038.00.0

Kwong Chan Wan,

424

424

London,

:

42

508.80.0

43.05.0

Macro,

3,895

4

8,899

4,678.80.0

Merida,

1

I

1.20.0

Namtao,

48

11

59

70.80.0

New York,

14

26

26.27.5

Pakhoi..........

90

161

193.20.0

Panama,

7

8.40.0

Paris,............

Philippine Islands,

312

432

47

Sandakan,

9

15

10

Shanghai,

2,272 9,022

4,722

12

Straits Settlements,

84

19

103

Suez,

2

Swatow,

1,433

1,477

899

20

:

2 3,829

2.05.0 4,304.70.0

Tamatave,

1.20.0

Tamsni,

2,000

485

963

621

4,066

Tientsin,

4,478.12.5

1.20.0

Vancouver,

30

30

36.00.0

Victoria, B. C.,..

248

248

297.60.0

Weihaiwei,

2

17

20.00.0

Wuchow,

17

:

29

34.80.0

By Steam-launches and

Junks to various ad-

4075 408

28

8435

930.70.0

1

1.00.0

1 2 2| ལཿ ཀ1 གྲྭདྲ

796

945.97.5

42

45.57.5

16,029 | 18,778.60.0

120.27.5

jacent Ports ia China,

Total,

5,858 25,177 13,191

1,612

985

654

47,477 55,191.40.0

The information in Column 8 above is on the following assumption :--

Patna and Benares, per chest,

Malwa, Turkish and Chinese, per chest,.... Persian, per chest,.....

1.20.0 piculs.

1.00.0

1.02.5

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Appendix C.

MARINE SURVEYOR'S OFFICE.

  3. During the year, the total number of vessels surveyed for Passenger Certificate and Bottom Inspection were 197 of 439,238 gross register tons, an increase of 9 vessels and 17,717 tons, as compared with the previous year.

The nationalities and tonnage of these vessels were as follows:--

British-121 vessels of 301,679 tons.

German-45 vessels of 104,976 tons. French-9 vessels of 11,334 tous. Norwegian-7 vessels of 10,821 tons. Chinese-5 vessels of 10,428 tons.

Emigration surveys were held on 81 vessels, 40 of which were British and 41 Foreign. The number of boilers built under inspection, viz. :-1-4, is much below the average. As most of these boilers are intended for passenger launches licensed to run locally, this will give some idea of the poor state of trade in the launch building, small engineering and boiler making establishments.

RETURN OF WORK performed by the GOVERNMENT MARINE SURVEYOR'S DEPARTMENT.

1897.

158

79

24

1898,

164

83

10

1899,

144

61

10

1900,

151

83

1901,

157

92

1902,

175

93

1903,

190

111

1904, 196

125

1905,

188

93

1906,

197

81

2858

CFGN -1000 ∞0 00 00

i

FEORS

109

41

35

96

51

1,631

121

61

26

72

48

1,729

134

62

27

78

1,602

187

73

47

99

124

1,834

217

36

102

88

118

2,031

210

25

126

109

76

1,768

184

30

126

72

2,107

203

45

126

104

2,140

193

23

172

81

1,989

190

11

145

80

84

2,063

Years.

Passenger

Certificate and

Inspection of

Bottom.

Emigration.

Tonnage for Registration.

British Tonnage

Foreign Vessels.

Certificate for

Inspection of Crew Space, Lights and

Markings.

Minor Inspec-

tions.

Survey of Licen-

aɔðuðssv[ pos

Steam-launches.

Survey of Boilers under Construction.

Inspection of Government

Launches.

Examination

of Engineers.

Examination of

Chinese Engi- neers for Steam-

*>Dl]){{1}[

connection with fore-

Estimated Total

Number of Visits in

going Inspections.

Appendix D.

GUNPOWDER DEPOT.

4. During the year 1906, there has been stored in the Government Gunpowder DEPOT, Green Island :-

Approxi-

No. of cases.

mate

weight.

Gunpowder, privately owned,

Do. Government owned,.

Cartridges, privately owned,..........

Do. Government owned,

Explosive Compounds, privately owned,.

5,013 710 1,736

lb. 106,560

38,747

355,725

78

7,750

609

38,578

Do.,

Government owned,

1,178

47,703

Non-explosives, privately owned,

Do.,

Government owned,

8 903

2,925

74,950

Total,

10,235

672,938

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During the same period there has been delivered out of the Depôt

Approxi-

No. of cases.

mate

weight.

Ib.

For Sale in the Colony

Gunpowder, privately owned,

1,482

30,765

Cartridges, privately owned,

119

37,775

Explosive Compounds, privately owned,

105

7,050

Non-explosives, privately owned,

2,025

For Export:-

Gunpowder, privately owned,

1,401

28,025

Cartridges, privately owned,,

317

80,600

Explosive Compounds, privately owned, Non-explosives, privately owned,

175

11,800

900

Total,

3,607

198,940

On the 31st December, 1996, there remained as follows:---

Approxi-

No. of cases.

mate

weight.

lb.

Gunpowder, privately owned,

Do. Government owned,

Cartridges, privately owned,

Do. Government owned,

Explosive Compounds, privately owned.....

2,130

47,770

1

20

1,300

237,350

30

3,000

329

19.728

Do.

Government owned,

36

35

Non-explosives, privately owned.

Do.

Government owned,

238

23,800

Total,

4,064

331,704

Appendix E.

LIGHTHOUSES.

The amount of Light Dues collected was as follows:-

Class of Vessels.

Rate. No. of perton. Ships.

Tonnage.

Total Fees collected.

$

Ocean Vessels,

Stea m-launches,

1

River Steamers, (Night Boats), River Launches, (Night Boats), River Steamers, (Day Boats),. River Launches, (Day Boats),

3

Free. Free.

1 cent 4,077 7,208,467

246

9,185 2,354 1,659,969

63

3,528 1,420 1.099,823

('.

72.084.67

91.85 5.533.74

11.78

130

7,428

Total.

8,290 9,988,400 77,722.04

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GAP ROCK.

Owing to heavy weather conditions at this station the telegraph cable was broken close to the Rock on the 6th of April; an attempt was made some time later to effect a joining, which however proved abortive. On the 1st of August a temporary repair was made, and communication restored, the line in all respects worked well until the 18th of September when, owing to the collapse of the land lines in the Colony communication was cut off until the 24th of September. The cable was again parted by the typhoon of the 28th of September, and up to the present is still in that state; at that time other serious damage was done to lantern windows, lense, magazine, out-houses, derrick, &c., and owing to circumstances mentioned, the lamp could not be lit until the night of the 29th of September; meanwhile the light-keepers from the time of damage until the lamp was relit, strenuously did all that was possible in effecting the necessary repairs.

Owing to break-down in the cable, only 188 vessels have been reported as passing Gap Rock, in addition, 81 messages were sent, and 1,111 received, including the weather reports to the Observatory.

Six hundred and thirty-nine hours and forty minutes of fog were reported from this station during the year, and the fog signal gun was fired 3,954 times.

On one occasion the fortnightly relief could not be carried out owing to the rough sea

WAGLAN ISLAND.

In December this station was placed in telegraphic communication with the Harbour Office, and with the exception of a few days of interrupted service, the line has worked fairly satisfactorily.

During the year 492 vessels were reported as passing Waglan, in addition, 66 telephone messages were received and 46 sent, also 1,412 vessels were not reported owing to interrup- tions embodying 263 days.

There were five hundred and forty hours and twelve minutes of fog reported from this station during the year, and the fog signal gun was fired 5,576 times.

On one occasion the fortnightly relief was not carried out owing to rough sea.

GREEN ISLAND.

Telephonic communication with this station was abolished on the 30th of August from which date telegraphy has been substituted, and has worked satisfactorily.

No. 6.

DIEU

SOIT

QUI M

MON DROLL

SUPPLEMENT

ΤΟ

The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 5th of APRIL, 1907.

Published by Authority,

REPORT ON THE STUDY OF HYGIENE IN HONGKONG SCHOOLS, 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor,

EXAMINATIONS FOR MASTERS.

 The teaching of Hygiene has been steadily pursued in the schools of the Colony during the year under review. A general improvement is apparent, not only in the pupils, but also in the ability to teach the subject shewn by the teachers. This is especially true of the Chinese masters of the 3 District Schools, whose knowledge of hygiene was two years ago a negligeable quantity. During the earlier part of the year they received regular instruction from the English masters of these schools; and the result was tested when they went in for the South Kensington Examination, Stage I, in May last. Table I gives the results in detail. Thirteen passed out of 19, including (as was to have been expected) all the English masters. Four of the Chinese masters obtained a First Class, and of those of them that passed, none less than a Second Class. Again, in October and after further preparation, the majority of the same masters entered their names for the examination of the Royal Sanitary Institute, held locally. The results have not yet been published; but it may be doubted whether junior Chinese masters have so thorough a knowledge of English, as would enable them to express themselves with the necessary clearness and exactitude on matters involving the use of unwonted and technical terms.

NEW PUBLICATIONS.

There is a standing difficulty in some of the less advanced of our schools in persuad- ing the teachers to confront their pupils with the facts of everyday life, and to use their own observation. I have seen an object lesson on the bamboo illustrated by a picture out of a reading book. This distaste to come face to face with realities has found some excuse

144

in the case of the teaching of hygiene, where the presumed necessity of providing a costly and elaborate apparatus has been a deterrent from the supply of any. But after all, every- day things are those best suited to illustrate the arguments of hygiene in their bearing on everyday life. With this idea, Mr. WILLIAMS of the Victoria School has published a number of "Experiments in Hygiene" to accompany Dr. PEARSE's Manual; and the work has proved of use.

9

The study of hygiene has been included in the "Model Course of Instruction for Vernacular Schools given in Appendix C of my Annual Report for 1905; and as this Course is adopted by all the Vernacular Schools that are worth anything, it may be said that the subject will soon be taught in Standards IV and above in all Government and Grant Vernacular Schools. Unfortunately, two attempts to render the Manual into Chinese have not satisfied the critical spirit of the Registrar General's Office: a third translation, very kindly made by the Hon. Dr. Ho KAI, C.M.G., has now been completed; the book is in the press, and will be in the hands of the masters of the Vernacular Schools immediately after China New Year.

STUDY OF THE SUBJECT IN SCHOOLS.

The subject continues to be taught in all the English and Anglo-Chinese Government and Grant Schools of the Colony, with a few unimportant exceptions. The total numbers under instruction are given in Table II. They shew a reduction as compared with last year, 1,439 to 1,524. This reduction, which has not in fact any great importance, is due partly to the closing of the Cathedral School and partly to a change in the method of class- ification. In some schools, where the pupils in Standard III are very young, it is hard to say whether they are or are not under instruction in hygiene. They are present at the lectures or at some of them; but they are quite incapable of deriving advantage from a great part of the lessons in the subject. The increase of pupils under instruction in Standards VI and VII, from 307 to 334, is on the contrary significant of a real progress.

EXAMINATION OF SCHOOLS.

Progress was again tested by a competitive examination for prizes and a challenge shield, kindly offered by His Excellency the Governor. It was held on December 3rd, în the way described in my Report for last year, except that the competitors for the shield, that is the Teams from the junior Standards, were examined at Queen's College (if boys), or at the Belilios School (if girls), and not at their own schools. The examiners were as before the Principal Civil Medical Officer and the Medical Officer of Health.

The number of competitors in the Advanced Examination was 64, composed of 36 boys from 5 schools, and 28 girls from 5 schools. Last year, there were 79 competitors from 12 schools. The results were as follows:--

Place.

First,

equal,

Third,

equal,

Name.

...Lau Iu-Chung,.

Carlos Sequeira, Wan Shuk-ching,.. ....Chan Chiu-Yau,

School.

Prize.

.Ellis Kadoorie School ....St. Joseph's College,

..$60

.$60

.Belilios School,

$20

Diocesan School, Boys, ......$20

The French Convent did not send in any candidates for the Advanced Course this year; and Saiyingpun School could not, as it no longer takes its pupils above the equiva- lent of Standard V. The Cathedral School is also absent from the list, it having been closed. St. Mary's competed for the first time.

In view of the steady preparation throughout the year and the great efforts made by many of the schools, the examination papers, given in Appendix A., must be considered to be too easy completely to test the ability of the competitors. In Table III. is given an analysis of the marks obtained by the first 3 competitors from each school. Eight out of 10 schools get 80% or over, and one more nearly as many. The first 4 schools are separated by less than a mark. Only one question received less than half marks in any of the schools. Questions III and VII were well answered by every school: the answers to Questions I and V, dealing with the amount of carbonic acid gas in the air, and requiring a certain neatness in drawing respectively, were the worst done. Similar questions proved stumbling-blocks. last year.

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  Fourteen Teams entered for the Elementary Course, numbering altogether 123 com- petitors, as compared with 10 Teams and 98 competitors last year.

The results were as follows:-

First. Diocesan School, Boys. Winners of the Shield. The best paper done for the winning Team was that of MANUEL LEITAO to whom was therefore awarded the prize of $20. But the winning school was run so close by 2 others, the Italian Convent and the Belilios School, that His Excellency decided to give special prizes of $20 for the best papers in their Teams. These fell to ALICE BRANDT of the Italian Convent and to FLORA ROSARIO of the Belilios School. The marks obtained and other details are given in Table IV. The 3 best Teams get over 70%, a figure which was not reached by any school last year. On the other hand, the last 5 schools did badly, so far as the figures shew. But of these, Fairlea could hardly be expected to shine in a test of this severe nature. Wantsai's fall from the high place it took last year is lamentable. It should however be said that a great many boys left that school for Queen's College at the end of the summer term, with the result that what was practically a new Team had to be got together. The positions held by the Ellis Kadoorie School in the Advanced and Elementary Examinations reflect the comparative weakness of the lower Classes, as I have pointed out in my Annual Report on that school. Yaumati has risen from the last of the 3 District Schools to the first. The schools which, when the smallness of their fields of selection are considered in conjunction with the immaturity of their pupils, have in my opinion most distinguished them- selves, are the Belilios School, the Anglo-Portuguese School (a new com- petitor) and St. Stephen's School, also a new competitor and one where the whole of the Staff is Chinese. In the case of the latter school I stretched a point, and did not insist on a full Team of 10 being sent in, even though there were boys under instruction available to fill it. In all other cises a shortage of pupils alone was accepted as a reason for sending a Team of less than the prescribed numerical strength.

  Disregarding the performances of the last 5 schools, it can not be said that any question was generally much better or worse done than the rest. The paper set is given in Appendix A.

SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR'S EXAMINATION.

  The present system seems to work very well. The only suggestions I have to offer, are that the paper set for the Advanced Course should another year contain more questions. calculated to test a knowledge of the books of reference read to supplement the Mannal; and that in the case of the Advanced competition no school should be allowed to send in more than 3 candidates. Each school should hold a preliminary examination for the purpose of selecting them, unless the teacher can do so by his knowledge of the qualifica- tions of his pupils. If this is done, the examiners will be saved the necessity of wading through a number of papers, which are not nearly gool enough to have any chance of winning a prize.

  One important school was not represented in the Team competition, apparently as a protest against a decision that schools that promote their pupils at midsummer should not be given some compensating advantage. It is obvious that an advantage is gained by those schools which, promoting at Christmas, have their pupils in Standard V for a whole year prior to the examination. But no remedy suggested itself which was not overcum- brous, or likely to introduce further anomalies. That no overwhelming hardship is caused by the present system is proved by the fact that under it the Italian Convent and the Anglo-Portugese School came out so well.

EDWARD A. IRVING,

Inspector of Schools.

146

Table I.

BOARD OF EDUCATION, SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON, S.W.

RESULTS OF THE EXAMINATIONS IN SCIENCE, 1906.

For communication to the Teachers and Candilates.

Name of Centre: Hongkong.

Subject XXV: Hygiene.

Result.

Names.

Saiyingpun School.

A. Morris,

Chan Chin-mn,

Ng Ut-chi,

Un Chun-wa,

Yarmati School.

W. Curwen,

J. C. Parkin,

Ng Fung-chau, Leung Shin-on, Li Tat-cheung, Un Kwong,

Appointment.

Annual Salary.

Remarks.

Head Master,.......

£270

1st Assistant Master,

$840

2nd

$480

3rd

$180

-a-ala

1

Head Master,

£360

English Assistant Master,

£270

Jst

$960

2nd

$720

19

3rd

$480

4th

$480

Wantsui School,

Young Hee,

Head Master,

£240

Kwok King-shan,

1st Assistant Master,

$780

Kung Hon,....

2nd

$480

"

Lo Yuk-lum,

Li Mun-kwong,

Anglo-Indian School.

Jahangir Khan,

Ho Yan-tak,

Brd

$480

4th

$180

Master,

$480

2nd Master,

$480

Aberdeen School.

Li King-shum,

Master,

Tanglungehau School.

Wan Hang-un,

2

Master,

$600

$600

1. means 1st Class; 2. means 2nd Class; P. means Pass; a dash means Failure.

Table II.

NUMBERS INSTRUCTED IN HYGIENE IN 1906.

SCHOOL.

STANDARDS. STANDARDS.

TOTAL.

III to V.

VI & VII.

Queen's College, St. Joseph's, Diocesan Boys',

576

176

752

121

$8

159

63

33

96

Yaumati,..

69

69

Ellis Kadoorie,

32

28

60

Saiyingpun,

49

49

Italian Convent,

30

14

14

Wantsai,

43

43

Diocesan Girls',

33

4

37

St. Stephen's,.

26

26

French Convent,

21

4

25

St. Mary's,

16

6

22

Belilios School,

12

8

20

Kowloon School,

12

12

Victoria School,

11

Anglo-Portuguese School,.

7

7

Fairlea,

7

Total,

1,105

331

1.439

Note. These are the numbers who have received instruction during the year. They

were not necessarily all under instruction at the time of the examination.

School,

147

Table III.

.RESULTS OF EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 1906.

ADVANCED COURSE.

SUM OF MARKS OF 3 BEST CANDIDATES.

Max. 30.

Total. Average

Max.

210.

Marks %

of Candidates.

Selection.

Average Age

Field of

School.

REMARKS.

QUESTION

Ellis Kadoorie,

St. Joseph's,

Diocesan School,

I. II. III. IV. V. 24 28 30 2130 25 23 30 22 29 22 26 27

VI. VII.

22 23

178

84.76

16

28

25 23

177

84.28

14 38

25

27 25 24

176

83.80 15 33

Kowloon School,.

26 25 28

24

24 27

22

176

83.80 15 12

Italian Convent,.

25 25

30

26

24 21 23

174

82.85 15 14

Belilios Public School,

20 25

29

24

28

23 24

173

Victoria School,

26 21

30 20

29

20 24

170

82.33 13 8 80.95 13 11

Diocesan Girls',

20

Queen's College,..

St. Mary's,

13

12 16

16 16 16 24 27 24 25

17 28 18 16 17 23

16 16

112

80.00

14 4

2 Candidates.

23 25

164

78.09 17 90

132

62.85 15 6

The figures in Red are over 70% of full marks; those in black type under 50%.

Table IV.

RESULTS OF EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 1906.

ELEMENTARY COURSE.

SUM OF MARKS OF CANDIDATES.

Max. 100.

Total.

Max.

700.

No. of

Candidates.

Average

Marks

%

Average Age

of Candidates.

Selection.

Field of

QUESTION

Diocesan Boys',

Italian Convent,

Belilios Public School,

43

Anglo Portuguese,

45

I II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. 69 71 65 76 76

68 75 500

           10 83 71 64 69 73 72 66 498 10

42 34 39

38

41 42 279 5 53 51 35 54 47

337 7

52

71.42 13 63 71.14 14 30 79.71 13 68.77 14

Yaumati,..

63 75 59

59

Queen's College,

64 64 56

57 56

40

46

445 10 63.57 15 39 383 10 54.71 17 120

Diocesan Girls',

37 50 53 55 62

46

53

Saiyingpan, St. Stephen's,

45

39

Ellis Kadoorie,

Fairlea,

Wantsai,

French Convent,. St. Mary's,

45 48 43 47 45 40 27 29 26 29 28 32 33 40 40 23 42 28 34 9 19 15 19 23 12 22 16 29 27 34 40 33 32 31 38 33 34 35 32 22 30 28 27 26 33 25 26

356 10 50.85 12 18 313 10 44.71 16 210

42.85 19 240 10 34.28 15 119 5 211 9 225 10 195 10

31

34.00 17

33.49 17 32.14 12 27.85 13

16

The figures in Red are over 60% of full marks; those in black type under 40%.

REMARKS.

148

Appendix A.

HYGIENE COMPETITION.

ADVANCED COURSE.

Time allowed-Two hours and a half.

 1. What is the maximum amount of CO, that should be permitted in the air of a room which is occupied by human beings? Explain how soon this limit is reached, and how to prevent the limit being exceeded.

2. What are the causes of hardness of a water; and how can a hard water be softened?

 3. For what purposes is food required? How much of each class of food is required daily by a man doing hard work?

 4. What infectious and contagious diseases are likely to be spread by second-han 1 bedding and clothing?

 5. What is the damp-course in a building? Where is it placed; and what purpose does it serve ?

6. Make a rough drawing of a drain for carrying off the slops from a kitchen to the

Show the drain trap, and explain its use.

sewer.

 7. A case of Small-pox occurs in a private house. protect the other inmates of the house from infection. of Small-pox?

Explain what ought to be done to What is the usual incubation period

ELEMENTARY COURSE.

Time allowed :-Tiro hours.

 1. What percentage of Carbonic Acid Gas is there in the atmosphere? In what ways is this amount increased? Is there any way in which it is reduced?

 2. How is water collected and supplied to the houses in Hongkong? What are the different ways in which it can become contaminated?

 3. Food for man must contain starch, fat, albumen and salts. Name the principal articles of your daily diet, and state which of the above ingredients are contained in each

of them.

4. What are the special advantages of woollen clothing?

 5. What are the reasons for putting concrete on the group surface of a house? Why are ceilings not desirable in the houses in the city of Victoria

6. Why is every house in the City provided with a drain? What is the best way to

drains getting choked?

++

ersons get Malarial Fever; and what are the best things to do to prevent ading?

No. 7.

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SOIT QUEM

MON DROIT.}|{}},

SUPPLEMENT

TO

The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 12th of APRIL, 1907.

Published by Authority

RETURNS OF THE POLICE MAGISTRATES' COURTS, FOR THE YEAR 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor.

I. Abstract of Cases during the year.

II. Return of Punishments awarded in respect of certain Classes of Offences during

the year.

III. List of Offences tried during the year.

IV. Comparative Return of Cases for the past ten years.

MAGISTRACY,

18th February, 1907.

F. A. HAZELAND,

Police Magistrate.

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCES.

Table I.

ABSTRACT of CASES under COGNIZANCE of the POLICE MAGISTRATES' COURTS during the Year 1906.

CASES, HOW DISPOSED OF, AND THE NUMBER OF MALE AND FEMALE PRISONERS UNDER EACH HEAD.

Convicted and

Punished.

Discharged.

Court.

Ordered to find Security.

Committed for Trial

at the Supreme

Committed to Prison or Detained pending Orders of H.E. the Governor.

To keep the Peace.

To be of Good Behaviour.

*

To answer

any

Charge.

Witnesses punished for preferring false Charge or giving wilful false Testimony.

Undecided.

Total Number of Prisoners.

WRITS ISSUED BY THE POLICE MAGISTRATES DURING THE YEAR 1906.

Summons for Defendants.

Summons for Witnesses.

Notices of Re-hearing.

Warrants.

Arrest.

Distress.

Search.

For entering Gambling Houses.

Magistrates' Orders.

TOTAL.

TOTAL NUMBER

OF CASES.

TOTAL NUMBER OF

PRISONERS.

M. F. M. F. M. F. M. F. M. ¦ F. M. | F.

M.

F.

905

83

1,239 754

90

13 273 6 20

301 2,454

37

2,395

38

12

1,668

1,825

1389 19 357

21

2,008 2,892

2,459 36

393

Assaults and other Offences againstĮ

the Person,..

Malicious Injuries to Property, Gambling,

Offences against Property other than Malicious Injuries to Pro- perty or Prædial Larceny, Offences against Revenue Acts, Highway Acts, Health Acts, and other Acts relating to the Social Economy of the Colony, Offences against Masters and Ser- vants Acts, including Acts relat- ing to Indentured Coolies, Other Offences,

Total,

110

1

1

9

:

:

:

:

:

19

M.

F.

M. | F.

M.

1.

11

1.203

36 | 2,554

42

249

88

2,446

20

1,799

26

:

:

202

100 102 1 8,806 11.426 9,774 222 1,159 13,871 20,128 16.910299 2,351

89

...

36

16

18

61 4 33

18

83

49 61

19

185

17 87

45

2

95

2,855

37

:

3,298

281

32

6,456

- 150-

201

1

[11,163 263

19,755

3732,554 42

249

3,298 281

32 6,456

20,128

:

TOTAL MALES AND FEMALES,

Consisting of Offenders not sentenced to Imprisonment.

*

151

Table II.

RETURN of PUNISHMENTS awarded in respect of CERTAIN CLASSES of OFFENCES, during the Year 1906.

PUNISHMENTS.

Assaults and other Offences

Number of against the

Malicious Injuries to Property.

Gam- bling.

each kind

Description.

P'erson.

inflicted.

Offences against Property other than Malicious Injuries to Pro- perty or Prædial Larceny.

Offences against Revenue Acts, Highway Acts, Health Acts, and

other Acts

relating to the Social Economy of the Colony.

Offences against Masters and. Servants Acts. including Acts relating to Indentured

Coolies.

Other Offen-

ces.

Fines,

12,516

574

26

2,028

313

2,176

41

7,358

Imprisonment in lieu

of fine or security, .

3,249

126

374

89

318

45

2,289

Peremptory Imprison-

ment,

620

45

3

378

17

177

Whipping,.......

56

:

:

54

1

:

Solitary Confinement,

:

:

Exposed in Stocks, ...

736

21

1

Sentenced to House of

Detention,.......

32

:

:

574

1

:

:

:

139

:

32

Bound over with or

without Suretics, ....

341

181

10

CO

9

31

10

97

TOTAL,

17,550

948

48

2,411

1,439

2,498

113

10,093

152

Table III.

LIST of OFFENCES TRIED in the POLICE MAGISTRATES' COURTS during the year 1906.

OFFENCES.

NUMBER No. of

OF

PRI- CASES, SONERS.

OFFENCES.

NUMBER NO, of

PRI- CASES. SONERS.

OF

Arms and Ammunition Ordinance-2 of 1900,-

Contraventions of,

Army Act.

Breaches of Discipline,

Banishment and Conditional Pardons Ordinance-1 of

1882, -

Contraventions of,

Bankruptcy Ordinance-7 of 1891,

Offences under......

-

Births and Deaths Registration Ordinance-7 of 1896,-

Contraventions of,

Brought forward.................

3,649 6,820

75

84

Magistrates Ordinance-3 of 1890,-

Offences under,

338

363

69

65

Malicious Damage Ordinance-6 of 1865,-

Injuries by fire to buildings and goods therein, Injuries to machinery, &c........

crops, trees and vegetable productions, fences,

-

Miscellaneous injuries,

Married Women (Maintenance in case of desertion) Or-

1

1

1

1

17

17

61

65

dinance-10 of 1905,-

14

15

Proceedings under.........................

Chinese Emigration Ordinance--1 of 1889,-

Contraventions of and Offences under Part I,

13

15

Merchant Shipping Ordinance-10 of 1899,-

Contraventions of and Offences under Part

I,

123

Part III,

8

9

II,

15

"

Regulations made thereunder,

10

11

III,

4

.

Chinese Immigration Regulation Ordinance-3 of 1895,-

Offences under,.....................

Coinage Offences Ordinance-7 of 1865,-

Offences relating to the King's gold and silver coin,

foreign coin,.......

Common Law Offences,

Companies Ordinance. l'art II.-1 of 1865,-

Contraventions of,

31

17

IV.

2

**

"

VI,

265

383

15

19

59

=

་།

VII,

+9

VIII,

3

IX.

37

38

"

3

4

17

7

Merchant Shipping Act,-

Breaches of discipline,

1

7

3

Merchant Shipping Amendment Ordinance,-5 of 1905,-

18

25

Dangerons Goods Ordinance-1 of 1873,-

Merchandise Marks Ordinance-4 of 1890,--

Contraventions of,

40

53

Contraventions of and Offences under,

223

36

+3

Regulations made thereunder,

19

29

Defamation and Libel Ordinance-1 of 1887,-

Misdemeanour Punishment Ordinance-1 of 1898,-

Offences under,

61

61

Contraventions of and Offences under,

Defences (Sketching Prevention) Ordinance-1 of 1895,-

Offences under,

7

Morphine Ordinance-9 of 1893,-

Offences under,

3

5

......

X,

70

113

""

Contraventions of Regulations made thereunder,

207

350

Naval Stores Ordinance (Hongkong)-4 of 1875,-

Contraventions of,

New Territories (Regulation) Ordinance-8 of 1899,-

Contraventions of Rules made thereunder,.

Dogs Ordinance.-5 of 1893,-

Contraventions of,

25

*

33

Employers and Servants Ordinance,-45 of 1902,-

Offences under,.........

11

60

Evidence Ordinance-2 of 1889.-

Contraventions of and Offences under,

Extradition Act (1870-1873) Offences under,....................

3

Forgery Ordinance,-4 of 1865,-

Forgery of Bank notes,

Deeds, Wills, Bills of Exchange,

19

S. 1, G. N. 328 of 1905,

:་

99

S. 4, G. N. 367 of 1905, G. N. 724 of 1902,

..

New Territories Rent Recovery Ordinance-10 of 1903,

Proceedings under,

22

28

1 2 2 10

1

1

Demanding property upon forged instruments, Miscellaneous Forgeries,...

Forts Protection Ordinance-3 of 1891,-

Fugitive Offende s Act, 1881-Proceedings under,

Gambling Ordinance-2 of 1891.-

Contraventions of and Offences under,

Gunpowder and Fireworks Ordinance-14 of 1901,-

Contraventions of and Offences under,

Rules made thereunder,

Kellet Island Ordinance-2 of 1898,-

Contraventions of,

Larceny Ordinance-5 of 1865,-

Simple Larceny,

written instruments,

----

things attached to or growing on land, from the person and similar Offences,

Offences against the person Ordinance-2 of 1865,--

Homicide......

Attempt to murder,

Acts causing or tending to cause danger to life, &c., Assaults,

Forcible taking or detention of persons, Abominable Offences,

301 2,454 Order and Cleanliness Ordinance-2 of 1867,-

Contraventions of Regulations made thereunder,

Pawnbrokers Ordinance-1 of 1860.-

Contraventions of,

Piers Ordinance-11 of 1899 Contraventions of...

996 1,037 Police Force Ordinance-11 of 1900,-

Offences under,

Post Office Ordinance-6 of 1900,-

Contraventions of and Offences under,

བྲཱ॰བྲཱམྨུ༤༤

24

28

10

28

28 822 1,141

10

13

8

8

6

24

60

25

25

2

Larceny of cattle and other animals,

4

110

123

48

62

116

155

18

19

Sacrilege Burglary and house breaking,

51

57

Larceny in dweiling houses,

27

28

.་

in ships, whaives, &c.,

16

27

Prepared Opium Ordinance,-8 of 1891,--

or embezzlement by clerks, servants, &c, Obtaining property by false pretences, Receiving stolen property,........

Contraventions of and Offences under,

3,043 3,181

15

15

32

46

20

26

Printers and Publishers Ordinance-4 of 1886,- Contraventions of and Offences under,

1

Licensing Ordinance--8 of 1887,-

Contraventions of and Offences under,

1,138 1.432

Prison Ordinance-1 of 1899,-

430 923

Offences under,

2

2

""

,, Regulations made thereunder,

Liquor Licences Ordinance-8 of 1898,-

Contraventions of and Offences under,

Carried forward,

51

81

3,649 6,820

Private Vehicles Licensing Ordinance-5 of 1895,-

Offences under,

Curried forward.......

50

8

8,965 13,132

OFFENCES.

153

LIST of OFFENCES, ETC.,-Continued.

No. of CASES.

No. of

PRI-

SONERS.

OFFENCES.

No. of

No. of

PRI-

CASES.

SONERS.

Brought forward,

8,965 13.132

Brought forward,

Protection of Women and Girls Ordinance-4 of 1897,-

Offences under,

Summary Offences Ordinance-1 of 1845,-

124

132

Public Assemblages (Regulation of Traffic) Ordinance-|

2 of 1869,

Public Health and Buildings Ordinance-1 of 1903,-

Contraventions of Part II,

"

:)

II!,

274 200

680

..

99

VI,

37

39

Failure to comply with B. A. Notice,

129

129

S. B.

+

15

99

under the Ord..

Bye-

21

21

Nuisances, Trespasses and Similar Offences.... Offences against good order,

Possession of stolen goods.

Proceedings under Miscellaneous Provisions,

Summary Offences Ordinance, 1845, as amended by

Ordinance 7 of 1905,.........

259 Sunday Cargo Working Ordinance- 1 of 1891,-

Contraventions of..........................

Sung Wong Toi Ordinance-2 of 1899,-

Contraventions of,

10,277 15,351

1,991

2,487

529

999

543

622

27

28

3

laws made thereunder,

Contraventions of Bye-laws made thereunder,

Regulations made thereunder,

142

197

Tramways Ordinance-2 of 1883,-

1 1

17

Contraventions of and Offences under,

Public Places Regulation Ordinance-2 of 1870,-

Contraventions of Regulatioas ma le thereunder................

9

9

29

Tramway Ordinance-10 of 1902,-

Contraventions of and Offences under..

Rules made thereunder,..

23

23

5

Raw Opium Ordinance-9 of 1887,-

Contraventions of and Offences under,

i16

123 Treasonable Offence Ordinance-3 of 1865,-

Contraventions of,

N

Regulation of Chinese Ordinance-3 of 1883,-

Offences under Part V,

VII.

VIII,

Contraventions of Regulations made thereunder,

3141

2

1 Vaccination Ordinance-2 of 1890,-

Contraventions of and Offences under,

Triad and Unlawful Societies Ordinance-2 of 1887,-

Contraventions of and Offences under.

12

13

26

Rogue and Vagabond-5 Gco. IV c. 83,

124

144 Vagrancy Ordinance-9 of 1897,-

Proceedings under,......

38

42

Servants Quarters Ordinance-11 of 1903,-

Offences under,......

27

Ships (Prohibition of Sale of Liquor) Ordinance-1886,

Contraventions of and Offences under,

58 Vehicles Regulation Ordinance-3 of 1899,-

Contraventions of and Offences under,

Bye-laws made thereunder,

243

289

20

29

1

Small Tenements Recovery Ordinance-10 of 1897,-

Proceedings under,

Water Works Ordinance-16 of 1903,-

Offences under,

35

40

Contraventions of Regulations made thereunder,

18

19

Stonecutters Island Ordinance-4 of 1889,--

Contraventions of and Offences under,

Stowaways Ordinance-5 of 1903,--

1

Weights and Measures Ordinance-2 of 1885,- Contraventious of and Offences under,

333

39

50

Offences under,..

31

79

Wireless Telegraphy Ordinance-7 of 1903,-

Undecided Cases,

60

94

Carried forward..........................

|10,277 15,351

TOTAL,

13,871 20,128

154

ABSTRACT of CASES brought under COGNIZANCE of the POLICE MAGISTRATES' COURTS during a period of

   TOTAL Years. NUMBER

Ten Years, from 1st January, 1897, to 31st December, 1906, inclusive.

CASES, HOW DISPOSED OF, AND THE NUMBER OF Male and FEMALE PRISONERS UNDER EACH HEAD.

Ordered to find Security

Committed

Commit- to Prison or

Excellency

the

Governor.

To keep the

Peace, to be of Good Beha- viour, and to answer any Charge.

Did not appear

and

absconded

OF

CASES.

Convicted and

Discharged.

ted for Trial at

detained pending Or-

Punished.

Supreme Court.

der of His

2

3

4

5

6 7

8 9

12

10

11

M.

F.

M.

F.

M. F.

M. F.

M.

F.

Escaped before

being brought for trial at

the Ma- gistracy.

13

M. M.

Escaped.

14 15

Punished for preferring

Total

False Charge Undecided.

Number

or giving

False

of Defendants.

Testimony.

16

17

18

19

20

21

F. M. F.

M1.

F

F. M. M.

1897,

11,185 10,237

548

1,481

151

73 12

1

183

888

1898, 13,341 12,663 834

1,196

93 65

CO

3

1899,

1900, 14,081

10,158

9,007

511

1,527

114

128

5

co

GI

$

13,149

501

2,416

285181

1

-

209

90 12

211

20 1

43

1901,

14,531

13,689

536

2,129

147 121

2

287

25

19 135

22

Total, 63,296 58,745 2,930 8,749

25

79

4

12,079 807

25

142

14,304 985

17

2

28

8

10,800 646

1

13

3

77

8

15,932 764

105

18

16,339 728

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

1

740 518

25

22

980 188

3

Average)

pr Year,

12,659 2 11,749

586 1,749 8

148 103-6

AN

44

10

196 87-6

1902,

16,070

1903,

14.268

1904,

14,404 803

12,906 553

18,129 796

1905

2,071

2,104 167 164 9

14,505

1,966 210 83

912

2,097 13,450 14,512

         16,910 299 2,351 1906, ... 13 871

165

95

4

9

264 26

8 2 211 21

:

148 25

226

85

19

1 812 68

49 61

19

317

24

Total

72,164 71,861 3,363 10,589

817 488

18

62

31,252164

per Year,

Average 14,432-8 14,372-2 6726 | 2,1178 163-4 976 3-6

12:4

+6

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19,755 373

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SUPPLEMENT

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The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 26th of APRIL, 1907.

Published by Authority.

REPORTS OF THE CAPTAIN SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, AND OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FIRE BRIGADE, FOR THE YEAR 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government.

The total of all cases reported to the Police was 11,144, as against 11,517 in 1905, being a decrease of 373 or 3.23 per cent.

   In the division of these cases into Serious and Minor Offences, there appears an increase, as compared with 1905, of 349 cases or 11.69 per cent. in the former, and a decrease of 722 cases or 8.46 per cent. in the latter.

The increase, as compared with 1905 in Serious Offences, of 349 is shown as follows:--

Murder,

Kidnapping and Protection of Women and Children,

Unlawful Possession,

Larcenies,

Felonies not already given,

Deduct decrease in

Robbery,

Burglary or larceny from dwelling,

Assault with intent to rob,..

Total,....

2

9

266

90

18

385

3

.31

2

36

..349

156

It will be seen that the increase is mainly in "Unlawful Possession," the cause being the looting of wrecked property which occurred after the typhoon of the 18th September.

2. Table I shows the number and character of the Serious and Minor Offences reported to the Police during the past year, and the number of persons convicted and discharged in connection with these offences.

MURDERS.

3. On the 11th of January a Chinese priest named SING KIN age 50 was murdered in the Tong Shan Temple, Kowloon City, where he lived. It is supposed that robbery was the motive for the crime. No arrest.

On the 3rd of February Mr. CHUA BENG CHAU Chief Excise Officer stationed at Tai Po was murdered in his matshed by his two chair coolies and six others. Robbery was evidently the motive for the crime. On the 31st of January the two chair coolies offered their services to Mr. CHUA and were engaged in that capacity, the men slept in the same shed as deceased. About 12.45 a.m. on the morning of the murder the coolies got up and admitted into the shed the other six, who in company with the chair coolies strangled Mr. CHUA and robbed him of property to the value of about $80. Three men including one of the chair coolies were arrested, convicted at the Criminal Sessions and hanged.

On the 15th of February the body of an unknown Chinese male adult age about 40 was found deposited in Rumsey Street near Wing Lok Street. The Medical Officer of Post- mortem examinations, who examined the body, was of opinion that death was the result of strangulation. No arrest.

 On the 4th of March LOK TAK a fisherman residing in Tai Tong village Ping Chau Island Sub-district of Tung To, reported to the Police at Tai Po that when he returned home from fishing on the 3rd instant his wife named MO LAN age 19 was missing from her home. The neighbours told him that his wife was murdered on the night of the 2nd instant. The body was found on a piece of waste land and had on it several wounds. One man arrested, and discharged by the Police Magistrate.

was

 On the 5th of May WONG CHEUNG age 27 a hawker of cloth who resided at 40 Peel Street was murdered on the 1st floor of house No. 90 Nullah Lane. It is supposed that deceased was enticed there by some carpenters, who were working there, under the pretence of purchasing his wares. He was murdered and robbed of money and cloth which he was known to have in his possession when he left his home. No arrest.

 On the 10th of November a man named WONG KIN, age 24, in company with another, made an application to the accountant of a butcher's shop at No. 5 Elgin Road Tsim Sha Tsui to be allowed to sleep in the shop for the night. The request was granted. About 1.30 in the morning the men got up and attacked the accountant and a foki named YEUNG TAK with a chopper. The accountant was murdered and the foki badly injured. The noise attracted the attention of the Indian Constable on the beat who forced an entry into the shop and WONG KIN was arrested. The second man escaped. Robbery was without doubt the motive for the crime. The accountant at the time had a considerable sum of money in the shop. WONG KIN was convicted at the Criminal Sessions and hanged.

 WONG SHAU, farmer, residing at No 1 Kun Yam Shan in the Sha Tin district, reported to the Police on the 6th of December that at about 3 p.m. on the 2nd December his nephew WONG SAM SHAU age 30, his son WONG TING FAT age 9 years and a friend named LUK SHANG, age 36, went for a walk up the hillside from the village in search of game. When they left the village LUK SHANG had in his possession a revolver and about $30 and WONG SAM SHAU had a chopper. After waiting four days they searched the hillside and found the bodies of the missing ones with their throats cut. Robbery may have been the motive for the crime as when the deceased's bodies were found their property was gone. No arrest.

 On the morning of the 14th December Mr. JOHN ROBERTSON CRAIK Chief Clerk Kowloon Dock residing at No. 22 Dock Terrace (within the Dock premises), was murdered by a Chinaman who is supposed to have gained access to his house through the pantry window which was open. It appears that on the night of the 13th Mr. and Mrs. CRAIK retired to their bedroom at about 10.30 p.m. Mr. CRAIK was engaged in his room for some time writing,

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after which he went to bed and was soon asleep, Mrs. CRAIK following some time later. After being in bed some little time Mrs. CRAIK heared a noise downstairs. She awoke her husband who at the time took but little notice of the noise. The noise was again heard and Mr. CRAIK got up and lit a candle and went downstairs to investigate, when he was met at the foot of the stairs in the hall by a Chinaman who slashed at him with a knife causing fear- ful injuries, in addition to a wound in the throat which was the cause of his death. When assistance arrived the body was found in the hall and the murderer had escaped. The motive for the crime is not known. No arrest.

MANSLAUGHTER.

 4. On the 8th of January an unknown Chinese child age about 6 weeks was found abandoned on the foreshore at Tai Kok Tsui. It was removed to the Government Civil Hospital where it died the same day. No arrest.

 On the 26th of March NG KING age 31 years a coolie employed in the Quarry Bay Shipyard died in the yard the result of a kick given by an Indian watchman named HARBAJ RAI who was arrested and convicted at the Criminal Sessions and sentenced to 3 months hard labour.

On the 29th of April the body of KWONG CHEUNG, age 40, a carpenter was removed to the Mortuary from the 3rd floor of No. 33 Queen's Road Central. He had been struck on the head with a piece of wood by a man named CHAN KING and died of the injury so inflicted. CHAN KING was convicted at the Criminal Sessions and sentenced to one year hard labour.

 On the 4th of May MAK KWAI age 33 years a coal coolie employed on a coal junk in Yaumati Harbour died on the junk, the cause of death being a ruptured spleen. Deceased had a quarrel with two others named FUNG KAI SING and CHEUNG SHUI who beat him and caused his death. Both men were convicted at the Criminal Sessions and sentenced to 6 months hard labour.

 On the 16th of April CHAN YEUNG age 45 years farmer residing in So Kun Wat village in the Un Long District was assaulted by one LI SANG who resided in the same village. CHAN YEUNG died on the 3rd of May from his injuries. LI SANG was arrested, tried at the Criminal Sessions and acquitted.

On the 23rd May a Dock launch collided with and capsized a rowing boat, the crew of which were precipitated into the Harbour with the result that one person lost her life. The coxswain of the launch was arrested but discharged by the Magistrate.

On the 18th of June at sea a coolie named TSING MING age 27 a passenger on board the S. S. Indravelli returning from South Africa had a quarrel with another coolie. The former stabbed the latter, who died from his injuries. TSING MING was convicted at the Criminal Sessions and sentenced to 7 years hard labour.

On the 23rd of June while a licensed fishing junk was riding at anchor on the East side of Stonecutters Island, a firewood junk under sail collided with the fishing junk, the impact caused a man named NGAN SHUN to fall overboard from the fishing junk and he was drowned. The master of the firewood junk was arrested but acquitted at the Criminal Sessions.

 On the 1st of August TSANG FAT age 23 coolie was removed to the Government Civil Hospital suffering from injuries of which he died the same day, the cause of death being a ruptured spleen caused by two men, who, he said assaulted him. The two men were arrested and discharged by the Police Magistrate.

On the 16th of August the body of LAM SHUN age 25 years was removed to the Public Mortuary from To KWA WAN, the cause of death being a ruptured spleen caused by a number of men who caught deceased stealing and beat him. Three men were arrested and com- mitted for trial at the Criminal Sessions but the case was dropped, no indictment being filed.

On the 5th of August SIU KIT a boatman employed on licensed junk S. 584 H. reported. that while the junk was at anchor in Deep Bay on the 2nd of August, the crew mutinied and took charge of the junk. While below he heard shouts of save life, he went on deck and found that the master Siu Wat, his wife, and son were missing. The junk was then sailing

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off Ling Ting. He was pushed overboard and after being in the water sometime was picked up by a fishing junk and brought to Hongkong. Five men were arrested in Macao, extradited and convicted at the Criminal Sessions and sentenced to 15 years hard labour each.

 On the 10th of September the steam-launch Müki collided with and capsized a rowing boat which was made fast to a buoy off the Bowrington Canal. The crew of the boat were precipitated into the water and two persons, a boy age 14 and a girl age 12 were drowned. The coxswain of the launch was arrested but the charge was withdrawn.

 On the 25th of September WUI LUK age 36 a prisoner undergoing a sentence in Victoria Gool was removed to the Government Civil Hospital suffering from a ruptured spleen said to have been the result of having been assaulted by a European warder. He died three days later. The warder was tried and acquitted at the Criminal Sessions.

 On the 13th of November the body of NG HING FUK age 57 was removed to the Public Mortuary, the cause of death being a ruptured spleen, caused by an Indian named GULAM SHER who assaulted him on the road at Muk Kung Ham near Kowloon Chai in the Yaumati District. GULAM SHER was convicted at the Criminal Sessions and sentenced to one year's hard labour.

CUTTING AND WOUNDING WITH INTENT TO MURDER.

 5. On the 10th of November a coolie named CH PO LIN who was being examined with a number of other Emigrants at the Harbour Office suddenly rushed violently at Mr. BOTELHO, who was conducting the examination, murmuring something unintelligible. He caught Mr. BOTELHO by the throat but the latter threw him off. Kwok CHUN a Harbour boatman attempted to secure the man but was stabbed with a knife. CHAN FUK and another boatman rushed to the assistance of the former and attempted to secure him and he was also stabbed. He then ran and jumped into the Harbour. He was followed by Indian Police Sergeant 656 who jumped into the Harbour and captured him. Both boatmen were badly injured and were detained in Hospital for a long time. CHU PO LIN was convicted at the Criminal Sessions and sentenced to 4 years hard labour.

ASSAULT OCCASIONING BODILY HARM.

 6. On the 1st of May a boy named TANG WAI age 13 years was removed to Government Civil Hospital suffering from a rupture in the spleen said to have been the result of having been assaulted by Indian Lance Sergeant 690 MAST ALI who caught the boy hawking in the limits of Sai-ying-poon Market and assaulted him. The boy underwent an operation and recovered. The Indian Sergeant was charged with the offence and while on remand went to Hospital sick and died there.

GANG ROBBERIES.

In connection with 7 of In 13 cases

7. There were 20 gang robberies reported during the year. these cases, 21 prisoners were arrested, 7 being convicted and 14 discharged. no arrest was made.

Four of these robberies took place in the City of Victoria, 3 occurring in the Central and 1 in the Western District.

 Of the remaining 16, 4 were reported from Yaumati District, 2 from Shaukiwan, 1 from Pokfulam and 9 from the New Territories.

STREET AND HIGHWAY ROBBERIES.

 8. Sixteen cases were reported. In connection with 3 of these cases 4 persons were arrested and convicted. In 13 cases no arrest was made. Of these robberies only one was upon a European, viz. :-

On the 15th of May while Captain LAING of the S.S. Tai Sham was riding in a jinrick- sha on Connaught Road West and when near French Street he was assaulted by 4 or 5 Chinese apparently ricksha coolies who caught hold of him by the throat threw him to the ground and robbed him of a Savings' Bank book containing $200 in Bank notes. No arrest

was made.

159

ROBBERIES ON BOATS AND JUNKS.

9. Nine cases were reported, of which 5 occurred in the New Territories. In connection with 3 of these cases, 6 persons were arrested, 2 being convicted and 4 discharged. In 6 cases, no arrest was made.

FELONIES NOT ALREADY GIVEN.

10. Under this heading are comprised the following:-

Arson and attempted arson,

Cutting and wounding,..

Demanding money by menaces,. Embezzlement,

Forgery,

3

18

8

30

8

Housebreaking,

Indecent assault and Rape,.

Manslaughter,

harm,

Shooting and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily

Throwing corrosive fluid,

Sodomy and attempted Sodomy,

..102

6

14

4

44

3

5

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

....201

.་་་

GAMBLING.

11. One hundred and fifty gambling warrants were executed and convictions obtained, as against 98 in 1905. Two were lottery cases. In 36 cases no gambling was found.

PROPERTY REPORTED STOLEN AND PROPERTY RECovered.

12. The value of the property reported stolen during the year was $123,569.82. The value of the property recovered by the Police and restored to the owners was $20,725.40.

LOST PROPERTY.

13. The following is a return showing property lost or recovered during the

year 1906:-

Articles reported lost.

Articles recovered and Articles

Value lost.

found which were not re-

Value found.

ported lost.

338

$23,410.50

171

$3,374.13

OPIUM WARRANTS.

14. Three thousand one hundred and twenty-eight (3,128) Search Warrants for prepared opium were executed by the Police and Excise Officers of the Opium Farmer, as compared with 3,951 in 1905. In 911 cases opium was found and 1,169. persons were arrested.

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

15. The Examiner of Weights and Measures made the following yerifications:-

Examined.

Correct.

European scales,

309

309

Chinese scales,.

2,511

2,481

Yard measures,

261

261

Chek measures,

513

513

Incorrect.

......

30

160

The following prosecutions were instituted under the Weights and Measures Ordinance :-

No. of Cases. 30

Convictions. 30

Total Amount of Fines. $1,225.00

ance:

DANGEROUS GOODS ORDINANCE.

16. The following prosecutions were instituted under the Dangerous Goods Ordin-

No. of Cases.

14

Convictions. 14

Total Amount of Fines. $70.00.

FOOD AND DRUGS ORDINANCE.

17. The following prosecutions were instituted under the Food and Drugs Ordinance:---

No of Cases.

1

Convictions. 1

Total Amouut of Fines. $25.00

Samples collected and sent to Analyst were as follows:--

Brandy. 2

Whisky. 12

Rum. 8

Beer. 8

Port Wine. 2

 All these samples were certified to be genuine with the exception of one sample of Brandy.

MENDICANTS.

 18. Eighteen beggars were dealt with by the Police Magistrate and three sent to Tung Wah Hospital. 118 were deported to Canton and 1 to Sham Chun, as follows:-

How often sent away.

Canton,

Sham Chun.

Once, Twice, Thrice,

107

1

9

2

Total,.

118

1

DEAD BODIES.

19. Table V shows the number of unknown dead bodies found by the Police

"dumped" in the streets and elsewhere during each month of the year.

161

LICENCES.

20. The following licences were issued during 1906:-

1,175 Hongkong Jinrickshas.

50 Quarry Bay

200 Kowloon

29 Private Vehicles. 1,061 Truck Licences.

19

644 Hongkong Chairs.

60 Hill District Chairs.

7 Gharis.

13,471 Drivers and Bearers.

DOG ORDINANCE.

21. 1,740 dogs were licensed during 1906.

7 watch dogs were licensed free of charge.

151 dogs were destroyed.

75 dogs were seized and restored to owners or ransomed.

ARMS ORDINANCE.

 22. Eight licences to import and deal in arms and 5 to deal in sporting arms and ammu- nition were issued during 1906. During the whole year a Proclamation has been in force prohibiting the export of warlike stores from the Colony.

The following arms and ammunition were seized and confiscated during the

year, viz:- 29 revolvers, 3 rifles, 45 muskets, 70 daggers, 2,198 rounds rifle ammunition, 3,513 rounds revolver ammunition, 52 rounds sporting ammunition, 21 boxes percussion caps, 255 lbs. powder, 5 lbs. dynamite and one sword stick.

EDUCATION.

 23. During the year 8 Europeans and 34 Indians obtained certificates for knowledge of Chinese and 7 Indians obtained certificates for English.

 I append a report from Mr. A. W. GRANT, Master in charge, on the work of the Police School during the year. (Appendix A.)

INSPECTIONS.

 24. The usual quarterly inspections of all stations were carried out by the Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents, and I have myself made surprise inspections at each Station.

 Sham Shui Po Station was almost entirely destroyed by the typhoon of 18th September, since which date the police have been temporarily housed in the village.

IDENTIFICATION BY FINGER IMPRESSIONS.

 25. 141 persons were identified as old offenders by means of finger impressions, of whom 18 were persons who had not served sentences in gaol, having been convicted of unlawful possession and paid their fines. Three were men who had been banished from the Straits Settlements. Of the 120 who had been in gaol all except 11 were recognised as old offenders by the gaol warders, independently of the finger prints.

The collection on the 31st December, 1906, numbered 6,608 male and 320 female records.

POLICE LAUNCHES.

 26. Two of the patrol launches were severely damaged by the typhoon of 18th September, No. 1 launch being sunk at Tai Kok Tsui and No. 2 cast ashore at Pak Sha Wan. They were subsequently repaired and are now in good condition. Two of the pinnaces were also sunk. They were raised but found to be too badly damaged to be worth repairing, and two small launches were purchased to replace them.

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CONDUCT.

27. The conduct of the European Contingent has been on the whole very good. The total number of reports against them was 59, as against 73 in 1905. There were 10 reports for being drunk or under the influence of drink as against 12 in 1905; 1 for asleep on duty (same as last year), 2 for disorderly conduct and 10 for neglect of duty. Nine of the 10 cases of drunkenness, and 19 of the other offences, were committed by men who are no longer in the Force. One European Constable was convicted by the Police Magistrate for assault.

The conduct of the Indian Contingent was only fairly satisfactory. There were 448 reports, as against 384 for the preceding year. For drunkenness there were 45 as against 36, for disorderly conduct 33, as against 20, for neglect of duty 46 as against 31, for absence from duty 65 as against 75, for gossiping and idling on duty 107 as against 83 and for asleep on duty 35 as against 15. The average strength of the Contingent was considerably higher than in the previous few years, and there were many more recruits than usual.

Ten Indian Constables were convicted by the Police Magistrate, 3 for disorderly conduct, 1 for using insulting language, 3 for assault, 1 for misconduct as a Police Constable, 1 for allowing a prisoner to escape and 1 for larcency as a bailee.

The behaviour of the Chinese Contingent was not satisfactory. There were altogether 1,129 reports, as against 996 in 1905. There was one report for drunkenness (same as last year), 113 for asleep on duty as against 87, 23 for disorderly conduct as against 35, and 387 for minor offences as against 361.

Ten Chinese Constables were convicted by the Police Magistrate, 6 for assault, 2 for larceny and 2 for misconduct as Police Constables.

The Seamen, coxswains and stokers had 300 reports as compared with 242 for last year. For drunkenness there was no report as against 1 in 1905, 193 for absence from station and late for duty as against 147 in the previous year.

Three Seamen were convicted by the Police Magistrate, one for giving false testimony, one for bribery and one for larceny.

REWARDS.

28. One Indian Sergeant and one Indian Constable were granted rewards for smart cap- ture of three murderers, one Indian Sergeant was granted a good conduct medal for plucky conduct in securing the arrest of one wanted for stabbing, and two Chinese Detectives were granted good conduct medals for meritorious services. A large number of Police were com- mended by His Excellency the Governor for good work performed during and in connection. with the typhoon of the 18th September.

HEALTH.

29. Admissions to Hospital during the last three years were as follows:-

Europeans,

Indians,.

Chinese,..

Nationality.

1904. Strength.

993.

1905. Strength. 1,018.

1906. Strength.

1,047.

111

102

98

317

407

375

226

187

224

163

 Return of Police treated in Government Civil Hospital for fever or dengue fever from 1st January to 31st December, 1906 :-

Europeans,..

Indians,

Chinese,...

Nationality.

Old Territories.

13

41

19

New Territories.

5

3

 In addition to cases treated in Hospital for fever or dengue fever from the New Terri- tories, the following number of cases were treated for fever in the various Stations in the New Territories without being removed to Hospital, viz. :--

Europeans, 2.

Indians, 30.

EXECUTIVE STAFF.

Chinese, 8.

 30. The Assistant Superintendent (Mr. E. R. HALLIFAX), who was seconded to the Transvaal Government, returned on 3rd April and went on leave on 21st April. Mr. G. N. ORME acted during his absence.

POLICE FORCE.

31. Seventeen Europeans were engaged during the year, 10 were recruited in England and 7 enlisted locally. Of these 7, only one resigned.

Table VI shows changes in the personnel of the Force during the year, and Table VII the numbers of the several Contingents and the total cost for the past five years.

NEW TERRITORIES.

32. I attach a report on the policing of the New Territories by Mr. ORME (Appendix

B.)

25th February, 1907.

F. J. BADELEY, Captain Superintendent of Police.

Appendix A.

Report on the Police School, 1906.

POLICE SCHOOL,

HONGKONG, 9th February, 1907.

SIR,-I beg to present herewith the report on the Police School for the year ending 31st December, 1906.

1. During my absence on leave Mr. DEALY the Master in charge resigned his appoint- ment on promotion to the post of Second Master, Queen's College, Mr. BIRBECK, Assistant Master, becoming Assistant in charge. On my return to duty on 5th November, 1906, I was appointed Master in charge with Mr. BIRBECK as Assistant Master. The only other change on the staff was the appointment of I.L.S. 801 BISHEN SINGH as Sikh teacher, to enable the Sikh Police to obtain a better grounding in Arithmetic and Dictation.

2. The total number of attendances during 1906 was 7,171, school being open on 92 days giving an average attendance of 78.

3. The total number of men on the roll in 1906 was 473, made up as follows:-

European Police Constables,.

Indian Police Constables,

Chinese Police Constables,

Gaol Guards, Garden boys,

25

.147

.241

58

2

473

164

 4. The results of the various examinations held, by your sanction, throughout the were as follows:

OBTAINED CERTIFICATES OF EXEMPTION FROM SCHOOL.

1906.

| E. P. C. I. P. C. C. C.

Gaol Staff.

year,

February,

March,

April,

May,

August, September, December,

The Hon. Mr. F. J. BADELEY,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

6

3

1

...

1

...

...

2

...

...

...

...

3

...

6

1

1

9

12

1

5

ARTHUR W. GRANT, B.A. (Canterbury),

Master in Charge.

Appendix B.

Report of the Assistant Superintendent of Police on the New Territories for 1906.

 1. The state of the Territory in 1906 has been quiet and orderly. The greater part of the robberies during the year were reported from the direction of Mirs Bay, and appear to have been perpetrated by bad characters frequenting the Chinese Territory on the East Coast of the Bay. The land border is now fairly well protected, and only one robbery was reported along it: the Yau Fu, Ma Tak Shan, who has since been promoted to a post in Heung Shan, and the other Chinese Officials have rendered active assistance in putting down border crimes. Three murders took place during the year-at Tai Po, on Ping Chau Island and on the Kowloon Hills in the first case three men were captured by Indian Police near the border and eventually executed.

 2. Larcenies and assaults were not frequent, and the use of illicit opium was as usual responsible for most arrests, while the practice of fishing with dynamite is still common and difficult to prevent.

 3. The health of the Police has been good throughout the year, and there is in this respect no fault to be found with any Station except Au Tau and Sai Kung which have suffered from fever as before.

 4. The Railway work has been in progress during most of the year and has provided work and wages for a large number of men : a few extra police were detailed for railway work, but the conduct of the workmen has so far been exemplary.

 5. The general prosperity of the Territory suffered a set back from the typhoon of September 18th, which caused serious loss of life and property, but it does not appear that any widespread distress was caused thereby. Nor was any difficulty experienced in collect- ing most of the Crown Rent, though the Sheung Shui district, which enjoys an unfortunate proximity to the gambling facilities of Sham Chun, has paid slowly, and the landowners living in Chinese Territory have utilised to the full their power of passive resistance. The native paths in the valleys have deteriorated considerably, especially owing to the September rains, and the general traffic and police patrols have suffered thereby. However, much of the inconvenience caused will cease with the construction of the Government road from the Sha Tau Kok to Ping Shan and Un Long.

G. N. ORME,

Assistant Superintendent of Police.

1906.

Table I.

RETURN of SERIOUS and MINOR OFFENCES reported to have been committed during the Year 1906, with the Results of such Reports.

Larcenies in

Dwelling

Assaults with Intent

Felonies

not

Assaults

and

Larcenies.

already

Disorderly

Houses.

to rob.

given.

Conduct.

Gambling. Kidnapping.

Offences

against Ord.

4 of 1897, (Protection of Women

& Girls.)

Unlawful

Piracy.

Possession.

Miscellaneous

Euro-

peans

and

Ameri-

Indians.

Chinese.

Total.

Offences.

cans.

Robberies

with violence Burglaries.

from the

person.

=

11

G1

3

10 1.. 21

N

2 94 132 15 33.281 1 3 2

..

=

9 2 28 28

5102

Cases reported.

| No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No, of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Drunkenness.

Nuisances.

No Pass or Light.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

January,...

3

~

ลง

December,..

1

7.

1

12

:

N

2

2

3

:

13

16

8

19

รา

2

:

2

11

9

..

6

:

:

:

5

11

:

..

..

1

..

15

23

:

:

16

1

ลง

19

1

8

..

5

1

23

33

TOTAL,.. 45

13 18

62

:

:

:

19

1 1

2

1

ca

00

8 .. 217 12

**

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3

1 20

9

15

11

6

5 32

6

1 163 61 19 21

129

17

20 11

5

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82 129 16 23 194 1

:

181 90 18 22 14 7 105 168 7 16 131 1 1 1

:

151

11

69 11 20 9 3 84 142

9 24 239 19 1 1 1 13

175

77

19 22

$

2 201 95

6

22 11

2

10

170 79 22 20

9

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188 72 23

9

7 5

172 98 16 17 8 7

23 14111

145 14. 27 274

151 17 -38 315

9

109 182 12 37 239 19

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135 15

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36! 45

4

12 11

1 26 20

9

8

7

25 23 6

6 4 3168 180 11

00

4

3

170 86 14

:

:

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

TOTAL

OF

ALL

CASES.

477

531

30

19

3

7

50

..

362

401

21

43

2

..

..

9

105

..

:

499 586 34

24 1 3

..

17

57

:

..

350 388 43

21 2

3

1 856

81

3 1,034

775

CS 1,056 76

89 796

1,009 73 1,036

IG

74

983

703

1,010

768

880

F8

*

:

:

:

:

:

..

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

195

96

35

17 10

2

2

190

67 23 24 12

4 84

13

113

4 21 58

2

02

3

4

3

52 | 46 14

..

208 100 25 19

19

1 78

95 17

21 136 1

2

..

3

1 i

2

37 37

e

..

*

3 2,125 954 240 209 | 82 | 44 1,136 1,705

172 299 2,460 44 13 12

386 65 29 550 568 79

08 9

..

80.

408

48899

37

26

10

2

872

89

16

006

165

6

113

419

418 33

11

8

1

1,006

$71,018

95

11120

478

333

523 42

21

2

7 1. 1,084

92❘ 1,112 $5

1,015

9

158

..

469 491 107 16

F

3 29 1,003

143 1,022

176

16

1,037

00

7

8 $5

102

..

341 24

301

25 2

5

69

916

944

76

€88

:

..

$76

113

13

28

18

1 6 4 1,024

81 1,048

98

914

6

101||

..

471

436 31

15

6

4

2

769

84

790

090

06

..

475

492

86601

20

23

223

2

Co

N

843

65

869

69

..

..

15 103

22

.. 112 1,179.. 5,085 5,589 | 472

210 38 40

47 11,191 1,021 11,471 1,106 11,144

1

th

January,... }

85

83

1 1

-

:

14

15 3 7

7

Cases reported.

1906.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported,

No. of Persons convicted.

| No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

| Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

936

:

:

:

:

11

เล

54 54

19

11

12

20

3, 2

2 1.

of

Cases reported. No.

convicted.

Persons No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

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

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

C'ases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted. No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

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

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

Men-

Unlicensed

Street Cries.

dicants Hawking.

Breach of Spirits

and Opium Ordinances.

Breach of Registration

Ordinance.

Table II.

RETURN of MISCELLANEOUS OFFENCES reported to have been committed during the Year 1906, with the Results of such Reports.

Desertion, Refusal and

Neglect of

Duty.

Rogues

and

Vagabonds, Suspicious Characters

and Vagrants.

Breach of

Breach of

Merchant

Breach

of

Public

Vehicles

Ordinance.

Shipping Consolidation Emigr.

Ordinance.

Ord.

Breach of Police, Gaol,

Deportation

and

Prevention

of Crime

Ordinances.

Breach of

Pawnbrokers, Markets and

Weights and

Measures

Ordinances.

Intimidation, Extortion, Bribery and

Conspiracy.

Cutting

Trees

or

Earth.

Spurious Coin.

Obtaining

Goods,

or Money by False Pretences.

Damage to

Property.

commit

Attempt to

Suicide.

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

No. of Persons convicted.

Trespass.

86

4

238 236

February,..

1.

73 74 4

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-

1.. 78 81 2 13

12

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2

00

t

Co

..

..

17

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2

"

11

10

2

36 05 20

138 | 135 | 10

4

32 32

T

..

16

37

2 29 28 3

65: 111 | 1

・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ 222 | 228 13

5

5

..

23 27

T

1..

1

..

3

13

12 12 1 13 13 2

61 97 18

12..164 155 13

1

6

13 12 2

..

55 62 6 4 4

1

..

17 18 4 10

10

48118 |

1

4 1 3183 180 10

6 6..

6

24 25

..

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11

11

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2

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20 20 6

34

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49)

..

..

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3. 4154149 11

15 46

2

63

09

4

F

4

5 6

23 24 2 16

18.. 51 93

11. 233 237 22

00

-

N

1..

58 60 1

20

20

10

1 17 15

23 23 3

47 79 39

· · · ·|- · 209 | 199 20

32

31 1 11.

36 37 2

2 1 5

September,. 1 1

#1

52

October,....

37

37 1

November, 14 3 1 72

33

December,.. 1 1..

77

1

..

1 18

20

..

..

15 12

3

ون

16

51

1

11133 132| 5

R

189

26

11.

4 4

2

-

79

5

]

-

1 12 11 3 30 31 5 15

19

2 12 10.

2

36 | 42

2

1

..

11 13 1

29

31

..

45 1185 190 8

21 3

رکت

36

38

03

43 52 3198 194 12

11..

9

6

52

52

32

..

LO

42

:

TOTAL,..18 15 3746 764 25

74

72 3 29

40

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9

63 65 ··

5189 213 29 253 265 20 497 889 98 16 12 32,244 2,218 144 10 10 3 83 84

422 445

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N

27

32

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5 3

2

4

4

17

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13 .. 5 12 6 6.. 4 3.19 22

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No. of Persons discharged. Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted. No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Cruelty to Animals, & Furi- ous Driving.

Contempt of Court

& False Charge

and Breach of

Bankruptcy Ordce.

Breach of

Dangerous

Totals.

Goods and

Arms Ords.

8

00

**

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VI

**

3

7

5

6

477 531 30

**

362

10.

401 43

499 586 34

..

..

550

350 388

43

11 12 1 408 489

N

1 419 448

53

10 1

478

42

8 1 469

301

341

3

376

413

43

..

471 486 31

475 492 20

5,055,589 472

28

167

24

166

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Total No. arrested.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Total No. arrested.

Table III.

RETURN of SERIOUS OFFENCES reported to the POLICE, during the 10 Years ending 1906, showing the Number of Prisoners Arrested, Convicted and Discharged.

Murder.

Robbery.

Burglary

and

Larceny in

Dwelling House.

Assault with

Intent to Rob.

Kidnapping and Protection of

Women and

Girls.

Felonies

Piracy.

Unlawful Possession.

Larceny.

All Serious Offences.

not already given.

YEAR.

Cases reported.

398

386

70

456

2,079

954

189 1,143170

57

30

87 2.896 1.497

345 1,842

436

454 49 503

2,124 1,042

132 | 1,174 | 147

17

13

60 2,9351,654

204 1,858

389 381 59

8

443

2,432 1,023 220 1,243 194

51

6

60 3,392 1,589 349 1,938

3 434 448 80 528 2.177 1,142

277 1,419 | 193

58

25

83 3,532 1,779

453 2.232

2

388

412

*

487 2,421 1,130 315 1,445|182

58

25

81 3,404 1,710 [458 2,168

1

22

10

36

35

91

:

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Total No. arrested.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Total No. arrested.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Total No. arrested.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Total No, arrested.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Total No. arrested.

Cases reported.

convicted.

No. of Persons No. of Persons discharged.

| Total No. arrested.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted,

No. of Persons discharged. į

Total No, arrested.

Cases reported.

No. of Persons convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Total No. arrested.

1897,

1 2

1898,

1899.

6

1900,

1901,

ଚା

3

سبات

2

15

15

رکی

00

:

85 48 23

18 22

**

69 45 13

$2 51

14159

:

32

15170 29

40

36

71 247 42 20 62

58 316 57

21

15

66301

43

༩༤

49

2

t

1

01

:

59 55

2

40

63

66

35 32 18 50

تان

00

!

Total.... 23

19: 12

12

31 263: 168

56 2241,193 203 62 265 15 6

:

s

37 21

37 58

22

10 18 28

00

:

10

01

6193 181 112 293

O

16

10

C

10

N

00

N

co

33 17 29 46

10

7 2,045 2,084 333 2,417 11,533 5,291 1,133 6,424886272

167

99 371 16,159 8,229 1,809 10,038

491 483 87

570 2,742 1,247 330 1,577 256

73

51 124 3,998 1,931

545 2,476

526 543 73

427 422

87

284 303

57

550

568

79

616 || 3,281 1,565 297 1,862412|152 509 2,338 1,075 239 1,314|239|111| 360 2,036 953 246 1.199 | 183

647

55 207 4,862 2,401

527 2,928

36 | 147 3,582 1,746

424 2,170

$4

37 | 121 2,984 1,473

401 1,874

2,126 954 240 1,194 | 201 78

43 | 1213,333 1,717

418 2,135

:

:

:

:

:

:

00

49

3 90

31 40 71 1

73 33 106

6 90 68

37105

6 99 77 32 109

!

Total.... 30 16

27 312 150 109 259 1,885 209

61270 27 16

6 22 361 266171 437 2

2,278 2,319 383 2,702 12,523 : 5,794|1,352| 7,146 1,291 498 222 720 18,709 9,268 2,315 11,583

Average of

4.6 3.8 2.4 6.252.6 33.6 11.2 44.8 238.6 40.6 12.4 53.03.01.2

1st period. Average of

2nd period, f

1.238.6 36.2 22.4 58.6 1.6 1.0 0.4 1.4 409.0 416.8 66.6 483.4 2306.6 1058.2 226.61284.8 177.2 54.4 19.8 74.2 3231.8 1645.8 361.8 2007.6

6.0.3.2 2.2 5.4 62.4 30.0 21.8 51.8 77.0 41.8 12.2 54.05.4|3.2 1.2 4.472.2 53.2 34.2 87.4 0.4 455.6 463.8 76.6 540.4 [2504.6 1158.8 270.4 1429.2 258.2 99.6 44.4 144.03741.8 1853.6 463.0 | 2316.6

1902,

66

1903.

4

99

38

39

26

65|401 | 65

20

85

ごう

52 42 94|481 53 19

72

1904,

4

3

4 54 16 17

33 374 44 10

54

1905,

6 2 8

10 48 30

361330 27

10

37 7

1906,

D 45 13 18

31 299

20

N

22

YEAR.

Cases

reported.

No. of Persons

convicted.

No. of Persons

discharged.

Total No.

arrested.

3.

Table IV.

RETURN of MINOR OFFENCES reported to the POLICE, during the 10 Years ending 1906, showing Number of Prisoners Arrested, Convicted and Discharged.

ASSAULT.

GAMBLING.

MISCELLANEOUS.

NUIS-

DRUN-

KENNESS.

ANCES.

No

LIGHT

OR PASS.

ALL MINOR OFFENCES.

Cases

reported.

No. of Persons

convicted.

No. of Persons discharged.

Total No.

arrested.

Cases

reported.

1897,

1,404| 1,795

287

2,082

145

666

66

732

4,122

4,538

412

4,950

132

780

150

6,733 | 6,999

765

7,764

1898,

1,765 | 2,380 242 2,622 265

1,077

55

1,132

4,531

5,412 307 5,719

161

939

7,661 | 8,869 604

9,473

1899,

1,414 1,595 281

1,876 199

661

70

731

3,170

3,434 320 3,754

133

715

5,631 5,690

671

6,361

1900,

1,531 1,891 344

2,235 324

1,564 35

1,599

3,265

3,625

375 4,000

182

1,039

6,341 | 7,080

754

7,834

1901,

1,620 2,034 297

2,331 265

1,617

42

1,559

3,267

3,844 390 4,234

150

466

5,768

7,

7,395

729 8,124

Total,.

7,734 9,695 1,451

11,146 1,198

5,485

268

5,753

18,355

20,853 1,804 22,657

758

3,939

150

No. of Persons convicted.

No of Persons discharged.

Total No

arrested.

Cases reported.

Cases reported.

Cases reported.

Cases

reported.

No. of Persons

convicted.

No. of Persons

discharged.

Total No.

arrested.

1902,

1903,

1904,

1905,

1906,

1,287 1,667 271 1,938 259 1,169 1,539 269 1,808 204 1,160 1,575 269 1,844 166 1,239 | 1,823 165 1,988 178 1,136| 1,705 172 1,877 299

1,378

17

1,395

3,653

1,101

44

1,145

890

25

915 5,466

4,562 571 5,133 4,134 4,475 440 4,915 160 6,074 497 6,571

167

1,057

723

191

1,297

1,404

87

1,491

5,842

2,460 44

2,504

5,085

6,663 405 7,068 161 5,589 472 6,061 112

1,113

1,179

Total;

5,991 8,309, 1,146

9,455 | 1,106 7,233 217

7,450

24,180

27,3632,385 29,748 791

5,369

37,437 42,905 | 3,748 46,653

Average of 1st period,... 1546.8 1939.0 290.2 Average of 2nd period,... 1198.2 1661.8 229.2

2229.2 239.6

1097.0 53.6 1150.6 3671.0

4170.6360.8 4531.4 151.6

787.8

30.0

1891.0 221.2

1446.6 43.4 1490.0 4836.0

5472.6 477.0 5949.6 158.2 1073.8

32,134 36,033 3,523 39,556

6,423 7,607 859 8,466 6,390| 7,115 753 7,868 8,280 8,539 791 9,330 | 8,533 | 9,890 657 10,547 7,811 9,754 688 10,442

6426.8 7206.6704.6 7911.2 7487.4 8581.0749.6 9330.6

168

UNDER 4 YEARS.

AND OVER.

1906.

*']Y[

Female.

Sex

unknown.

Male.

VICTORIA.

Female.

Male.

4 YEARS

Female.

January,

13

14

I

4

February,

19

24

11

1

x 1

6

2

4

1

March,

25

25

1

13

12

9

2

April,...

28

32

28

May,

42

30

47

23

June,

30

20

3

17

July,

29

18

12

August,

25

16

3

5

September,

13

16

4

October,.

17

16

13

November,...

24

14

2

10

December,

18

12

12

18 འལ ཨཽ 1、 ཀ} ཡཱ 2 22 22

12

10

16

14

29

18

10

10

14

G

13

13

21

10

14

12

ོད། ོ

9

9

12

11

3

1

IO

1

8

Sex

unknown.

Total,

283

237

10

180

86 133 135

12

128

48

14

12

34

15

Male.

Table V.

Dumped Bodies, 1906.

KOWLOON.

HARBOUR.

UNDER 4 YEARS.

4 YEARS

4 YEARS

UNDER 4 YEARS.

AND OVER.

AND OVER.

Female.

Male.

30 60 50 60 21 10.00 -

223

Female.

Sex unknown.

− 2 10

Male.

Female.

Male.

Female.

ELSEWHERE.

4 YEARS

UNDER 4 YEARS.

AND OVER.

TOTAL.

Sex unknown.

Male

Female.

6

76

ཐཱ

:

2

80

9

133

8

162

1

3

234

154

1

116

99

3

91

I

124

4

1

98

1

:

80

12

2

70

12

1,447

169 ---

170

Table VI.

RETURN SHOWING THE STRENGTH, ENLISTMENTS AND CASUALTIES IN THE POLICE FORCE, 1906.

Nationality.

Strength of the Force.

Enlist -

ments.

Death.

Resigna- tion through sickness.

Resignation through Ex- piry of terms of service or

Dismissal

or

Desertions

Total Number of Casualties.

otherwise.

Europeans,..

133

17

I

12

10

23

Indians,

410

115

10

43

21

77

Chinese,....

504

152

6

8

Total,

1,047

284

10

18

3183

40

89

143

95

120

243

 This number includes the Police paid for by other Departments and Private Firms and also the Engineers, Coxswains, and Stokers, but is exclusive of :--

1 Captain Superintendent.

1 Deputy Superintendent.

2 Assistant Superintendents.

1 Probationer.

1 Accountant.

1 Clerk and Hindustani Interpreter.

3 Clerks.

6 Telephone Clerks.

81 Coolies.

Table VII.

TABLE SHOWING STRENGTH OF THE POLICE FORCE AND THE TOTAL EXPENDITURE

ON IT FOR FIVE YEARS.

STRENGTH OF THE FORCE.

Year.

Total Strength.

Total Expenditure.

Europeans.

Indians.

Chinese.

1902

133

367

419

919

$392,248.85

1903

133

367

421

921

512,860.20

1904

133

375

485

993

506,008.34

1905

133

382

503

1,018

521,057.72

1906

133

410

504

1,047

515,874.08

171

REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FIRE BRIGADE

FOR THE YEAR 1906.

There were 30 Fires and 67 Incipient Fires during the year, as against 32 and 77 in 1905. Details with regard to these Fires are given in Tables I and II.

The estimated damage caused by Fires was $658,970.00 and by Incipient Fires $21,748.00.

The Brigade turned out 44 times during the year.

2. There was an intermittent supply of water in the mains from 15th March to 18th April during which period sea water was used as much as possible in order to save the fresh

water.

3. Two Fires occurred in the harbour during the year.

1. There was one prosecution for Arson in connection with the Fire at No. 147 Wing Lok Street. Four men were arrested and charged and committed for trial.

                                      The Attorney General did not proceed with the case.

5. I attach a list of places where Fire Despatch Boxes are kept and of private telephones to which the Police have access in the event of a Fire (Appendix A) I also enclose a copy of a report by the Engineer on the state of Fire Engines (Appendix B).

6. The conduct of the Brigade has been goo.l.

25th February 1907.

F. J. BADELEY, Superintendent, Fire Brigade.

Appendix A.

List of Places where Fire Brigade Despatch Boxes are kept.

1 Box. Kennedy's Stable Leighton Hill Road. | 1 Box.

2 Boxes. Engine House at No. 2 Police Sta- 2 Boxes.

1 Box.

1

28

tion.

Naval Dock Yard, Queen's Road.

Government Offices.

Government House.

No. 7, Queen's Garden, Royal Engi-

Central Police Station.

neers' Mess.

Wellington Street

Terrace.

1 Box.

1

""

""

1

""

1

19

at Lyndhurst 1

""

1

""

2

Clock Tower.

""

""

1

"

1

1

29

1

1

19

1

""

1

""

1

""

1

No. 6 Police Station, Peak.

79

Government Civil Hospital.

Staunton Street, at Sing Wong

Street.

Water Lane, at Queen's Road

Central.

Robinson Road corner of Seymour

Terrace.

3 Boxes.

Mount Gough Police Station. Engine House No. 7 Police Sta-

tion.

Bonham Strand West, at West

End.

Gas House, West Point.

Fat Hing Street, at Queen's Road

West.

Ko Shing Theatre.

Government Lunatic Asylum.

Nam Pak Hong Insurance Office. Man Mo Temple.

No. 5 Police Station.

Kennedy Town Hospital.

Collinson Street West.

1 Box.

1

99

1

29

I

21

""

""

Hung Hom

No. 552 Connaught Road West. Pumping Station, Yau-ma-ti.

Yau-ma-ti Police Station.

""

Mong Kok Tsui Market.

172

List of Telephones to which the Police can have access to communicate with

Central Station in the event of a Fire breaking out.

Hongkong and China Gas Company, East and Hongkong Hotel, Des Voeux Road Central.

West Point, from 7 A.M. to 9 PM. Tung Wá Hospital, Po Yan Street.

Man On Insurance Office, Queen's Road West.

Clock Tower.

Royal Naval Yard, Queen's Road East. Mr. J. KENNEDY's, Causeway Bay.

Electric Light Company, Queen's Road East.

Fire Alarms.

Harbour Master's Office at Wing Lok Street. Hollywood Road at Queen's Road West. Wilmer Street at Des Voeux Road West. Public Exchange Telephone.

Appendix B.

HONGKONG, 22nd February, 1907.

SIR,--I have the honour to forward the Annual Report on the state of the Government Fire Engines for the year ending 31st December, 1906.

STEAMER No. 1. Floating Fire Engine.

This Engine was sunk during the typhoon on 18th September, 1906, near the Western entrance to Causeway Bay. On being raised the Hull of the Launch was found to be so badly damaged that it was decided to build a new Hull. The pumps, propelling engine, and boiler, which suffered slight damage, have now been thoroughly overhauled and repaired, and await the completion of the new Hull.

STEAMER No. 2.

Land Engine by Shand and Mason.

This engine has been 28 years in service (Boiler 9 years old). It has been regularly used and tested at monthly drill for drivers and fires, was overhauled during the year, and is now in good working order.

STEAMER No. 3.

Land Engine by Shand and Mason.

This engine has been 24 years in service (Boiler retubed in May, 1904). It was regularly used and tested at monthly drill for drivers, overhauled at regular intervals during the year, and is now in good working order.

STEAMER NO. 4.

Land Engine by Shand and Mason.

This engine has been 25 years in service (new firebox fitted to boiler in April 1904). It has been thoroughly overhauled during the year and used regularly at drills for drivers and fires, and is now in good working order.

STEAMER No. 5.

Land Engine by Shand and Mason.

This engine, which has been 20 years in service, is at present out of commission, owing to the boiler tubes giving out during a monthly drill. The firebox of this boiler was previously reported to be in a weakened condition. A new firebox has been ordered from the makers and this engine should be in working order again at an early date.

All the Manual Engines and Gear, Hose, Reels, Ladders, and supply carts have been kept in repair, and are now in good order and condition.

The Honourable

I have, &c.,

Mr. F. J. BADELEY,

Superintendent, Fire Brigade.

D. MACDONALD, Engineer, Fire Brigade.

Table I.

FIRES DURING THE YEAR 1906.

No. OF BUILDINGS DESTROYED.

No.

DATE.

TIME.

SITUATION OF FIRE.

DAMAGE.

CAUSE.

REMARKS.

Wholly Partly.

1

January

2

5.00 a.m.

House No. 252, Sheung Shui,

matshed

2

2

9.30

A matshed at Sham Shui Po,

"

3

6

3.00

"

4

25

9.20 p.m.

29

8.30

"

House No. 7, Wing Shing Street,

On the piece of ground between Ko Shing Street and Des Voeux Road West among scaffolding materials and bas- kets of salt fish,

A matshed covering a stack of coal in a coal yard near Yau Ma Ti Station,

200

Unknown,

60

5,000

Accident,.

600

Unknown,

matshed

35

I

50

"

6

31

1.40 a.m.

House No. 46, Tung Man Lane,

2,600

Accident,...

""

7

February

12

6.45

,!

On board Cargo Boat No. 135 in Victoria Harbour,

5,600

Unknown,

12

2.30 p.m.

House No. 88, Macdonnell Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,

1,200

Accident,......

9

March

8

12.55 a.m.

House No. 147, Wing Lok Street,

I

12,000

Suspected arson,..

10

11

7.30 p.m.

Cement Works, Hung Hom,..

6,000

Accident...

11

=

13

12.30 a.m.

House No. 150, Wing Lok Street,

2

4,500

Unknown,

""

12

April

4

2.30

184, Des Voeux Road West,

12,000

Accident,.....

""

13

21

>>

7.55 p.m.

65, Wanchai Road,....

1

500

77

""

14

26

6.00

>>

A house in Tam Shui village, Sha Tau Kok,.

1

50

Carried forward, $ 50,360

- 173 --

Four men were arrested and charged with arson and committed for trial. The Attorney General did not proceed with the case.

One woman was burnt to death.

FIRES DURING THE YEAR 1906,-Continued.

NO. OF BUILDINGS DESTROYED.

DAMAGE.

CAUSE.

REMARKS.

Wholly. Partly.

$

Brought forward,

No.

DATE.

TIME.

SITUATION OF FIRE.

One hundred and eleven persons lost their lives.

50,360

15

April

30

7.00 a.m.

16

May

23

7.00

House No. 208, Winglok Street,

A house in Shau Tsui Village, Sha Tau Kok,

1

5,000

Unknown,

450

Accident,.....

93

17

July

I

8.50 p.m.

House No. 218, Queen's Road West,

1

2,500

Unknown,

matshed

18

August 2

3.45 a.m.

A matshed near Quarry Bay,

5

5,000

""

19

September 18

11.00

House No. 48, Connaught Road,

1

3,000

Accident,.

>>

20

October 14

3.00

On board S.S. Hankow in Victoria Harbour,

550,000

99

>>

21

228

November

2

11.15 p.m.

Saw Mills at Mong Kok,

200

22

4

1.55 a.m.

House No. 9, Pedder's Street,

I

29,000

Fusing of electric wires,...

23

9

10.15

317, Queen's Road Central,

1

8,000

Unknown,

199

""

24

10

11.50

35, Hollywood Road,

1

3,000

59

"9

""

25

15

3.30

20, Tung Chung Village,

1

100

"1

26

25

3.30

>>

1, Chui Lang Lane,

300

Accident,.

matshed

27

27

2.25

Cement Works, Hung Hom,......

1

1,200

""

28

December

2.00 p.m.

House No. 7, Shau Pin Terrace, Shau Ki Wan,

1

330

Unknown,

matshed

29

8888

11

6.30 p.m.

A matshed on Blackhead's Hill,

1

280

matshed

30

31

11.00 p.m.

at Kun Chung.

1

250

Total,...

658,970

174 -

No.

DATE.

TIME.

Table II.

INCIPIENT FIRES DURING THE YEAR 1906.

SITUATION OF FIRE.

DAMAGE.

CAUSE.

REMARKS.

175

9

121 2410 C01-200

January

10

2.15 a.m.

House No. 13, Queen Victoria Strect,

Unknown,

10

""

4.45 p.m.

"

17

3.20

17

5.00

19, Water Street,

"

24, Bonham Strand Central

54

29

100

,,

17

10.00

20

8.35

54 and 56, Lyndhurst Terrace,

Out house at Nga Tsin Long village, Kowloon,

House No. 9, Chancery Lane,

80

Trifling.

Chimney on fire,

21

1.45

""

23

4.57

24, Wellington Street, 30, Bouham Strand Central,

24

Bed curtain caught fire,.

Chimney on fire,.

>>

""

24

5.30 a.m.

"

House No. 37, Circular Pathway,

1

Accident,

>>

10

February

4

1.10

41, Robinson Road,.

100

Throwing a lighted match on carpet,

11

9

9.30 p.m.

106, Des Voeux Road West,

10

12

9

11.45

">

44, Queen's Road Central,

Trifling.

13

14

11.26

40, Elgin Street,

14

22

9.00

11, Bird Street,

Trifling.

Exploding of a kerosine lamp,

Lighted candle falling on joss papers,

Joss sticks setting fire to some cotton wool,. Accident,..

"

15

27

5.30

"

"

""

25, Temple Street, Yaumati,.

Unknown,

16

March

if

12.30

17

6

9.15

""

18

19

**

17

6.00 a.m.

20

""

9.30 p.m.

20

22

9.24 a.m.

Premises of Hongkong Cotton Mill,

Hillside at Mount Kellet near Cameron Villas,

House No. 146, Des Voeux Road Central,

1, Tsui Lung Lane, Wanchai, Hip Loong Bakery,

8, Tit Hong Lane,.

+9

Grass on fire,

:

Lighted match dropping on some papers,

Overheating of the oven,

Chimucy on fire,..

Put out by occupants.

""

99

Police.

Brigade.

Police and occupants.

Villagers.

Occupants and Police.

Brigade.

Occupants.

Occupants and Police.

""

Police.

"

""

""

Occupants and Police. Neighbours.

Firemen and Police.

Police and occupants.

Mill Staff.

.

Servant boys in the employ of

surrounding houses. Occupants and Police.

Bakers.

Extinguished by occupants.

21

April

9

2.10 p.m.

50, West Street,

""

""

22

10

8.00

28, Queen's Road West,

""

23

24

12.40 a.m.

Mr. Jorge's House, Kennedy Road,..

24

27

,,

7.00 p.m.

25

May

5

8.00

""

26

7

7.15

""

27

23

7.49

House No. 94, Reclamation Street, Yaumati,.......

Fuse of an electric wire at the junction of Queen's Road and Ice House Street caught fire,

A tree in Battery Path,..

House No. 15D, Wellington Street,

Carried forward,

Trifling.

30

40

Overheating of flue,

Unknown,

Unknown,

Short circuit of electric wires, Chimney on fire,......

Put out by Police and occupants.

Extinguished by Firemen.

Put out by Brigade.

385

INCIPIENT FIRES DURING THE YEAR 1905,-Continued.

No.

DATE.

TIME.

SITUATION OF FIRE.

DAMAGE.

CAUSE.

REMARKS.

Brought forward, ......$

385

28

June

29

11

""

""

30

11

9.40

1.30 a.m.

7.30 p.m.

House No. 6, East Road, Kowloon,..

Trifling.

Unknown,

3, Pak Chi Lane,

Accident,....

""

12, Nullah Lane,................

""

""

""

31

18

8.30 a.m.

""

P. & O. Co., inclosure at Des Voeux Road, Central,

Trifling.

32

19

4.45 p.m.

On board S.S. Doric in Victoria Harbour,

>>

33

22

"

10.45 p.m.

34

24

3.20 a.m.

A matshed at the Cement work at Hung Hom, Nil. House No. 227, To Kwa Wan,....

""

"}

35

29

""

9.50 p.m.

""

8, Cross Street,

36

July

5.30

A matshed at Kowloon,.

$

""

37

8.30

*

""

""

38

12

9.10 a.m.

""

Bamboo wharf of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company at Causeway Bay,

39

August

40

2.20

1.00

House No. 6, Tai Wo Street,

99

41

20

12.15

""

*

109, Connaught Road Central, 83, To Kwa Wan,

42

October 22

1.00 p.m.

Hill side below Bowen Road,

43

22

1.50

99

44

23

2.00

45

24

7.00

>>

46

24

7.30

""

""

47

26

11.00 a.m.

""

48

26

11.00

"

,,

49

26

""

5.17 p.m.

50

November

3

7.25

99

51

3

9.40

""

""

52

9

10.15

at Kai Lung Wan Cemetery, between Stanley and Wong Ma Kok, On board a Motor Pinnace at Blake Pier, House No. 251, Sheung Shui Village, Hill side at Kai Lung Wan,

between No. 6, Bridge Pokfulam and Peak,

House No. 178, Des Voeux Road Central, 164, Station Street, Mong Kok, On board a Motor in Victoria Harbour, House No. 481, Queen's Road West,

On board S.S. Taming in Victoria harbour, ... abt. 20,000

Upsetting of a kerosine lamp,

Unknown,

A spark from the fumigation apparatus iguiting some matting in the hold,

Unknown,

""

Upsetting of a kerosine lamp,

A spark from the Ferry Launch "Northern Star".

Sparks from a blacksmith's forge,

The Company in order to clean and point one of their large tanks discharged the

oil into the Harbour which caught fire, Upsetting of a lamp,

Exploding of a kerosine lamp,

Grass on fire,

"9

Exploding of a lamp,.

Unknown,

Grass on fire,

...

Put out by occupants and neighhours.

19

1:5

Occupants.

Police and occupants.

Police and coolies.

Brigade.

Coolies.

Occupants and Police.

,,

39

"}

"}

25

Crew of the Launch. Brigade.

60

1

50

""

99

""

Unknown,

""

""

Trifling.

:

""

>>

Chimney on fire,..............

""

50

Upsetting of kerosine lamp, Unknown,

""

,

The crew.

20

Bursting of a kerosine lamp,.

>>

Brigade.

Occupants and Police. Brigade.

Occupants.

Police and coolies.

Police.

Police and villagers.

The crew and Police.

Police and villagers. Police and hired coolies.

>>

Occupants and Firemen. Police.

Police and occupants.

""

Carried forward,

20,596

- 176-

INCIPIENT FIRES DURING THE YEAR 1906,-Continued.

No.

DATE.

TIME.

SITUATION OF FIRE.

Carried forward,.

DAMAGE.

$ 20,596

CAUSE.

REMARKS.

53

November 14

6.20 p.m.

54

15

6.40 >>

A small matshed at Blackhead's Point,

House No. 101, Second Street,

20

Unknown,

Upsetting of a kerosine lamp,

55

17

9.00

233, Hollywood Road,

2

}}

>>

56

20

12.30

""

""

""

57

21

7.45 a.m.

78, Tung Tau Kowloon City, Basement floor of General Post Office,

50

Unknown,

""

58

26

9.45 p.m.

Ko Shing Theatre,

A lamp caught fire,

59

27

12.30 77

60

27

4.00

Hill side above Shallow Water Bay, Stanley,. House No. 165, Queen's Road Central,

Grass on fire,

1,000

""

""

61

December

4

5.37

11, Old Bailey,

Throwing lighted match on the floor,

Upsetting of a kerosine lamp,

>>

62

4

11.30

28, Nullah Lane,.

>>

""

63

11

3.20 a.m.

>>

""

64

14

>>

7.30 p.m.

"}

65

15

1.00

"}

""

66

27

6.30

""

""

67

31

12.30

261, Queen's Road West,

12, Hollywood Road,

A house in Sha Ti Un, Kowloon, House No. 46, Gage Street,

51, First Street,

>>

"}

""

Firemen and occupants.

"

Attempted arson,

""

Overheating of a flue,

27

Chimney on fire,..................

""

80

Igniting of some dry grass from boiler fire,..

}}

Occupants.

Occupants.

Brigade and occupants. Occupants.

Villagers and Police.

Chimney on fire,.

Inmates and Police.

""

Unknown,

Police.

TOTAL,..

21,748

Carelessness with Joss papers,.

Setting fire to waste paper,

Put out by Police.

כי

""

>>

"

Occupants.

Occupants and Police. Police and Villagers.

Post Office employees and fire-

men from Clock Tower.

Police.

Police and hired coolies.

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No. 9.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 26th of APRIL, 1907.

Published by Authority;

REPORT ON THE BOTANICAL AND FORESTRY DEPARTMENT, FOR THE YEAR 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS.

  Garden Notes. To make up for the losses and disappointments caused by the weather, the year was characterized by a quite unusual influx of useful additions to the herbaceous collections. From Mr. W. H. WALLACE, whose garden at Amoy is one of the most beautiful in the coast ports, came two of the best acquisitions, viz., a large variety of Hemerocallis aurantiaca and Cosmos "Eldorado", both of which are doubtless destined to play an important part in Hongkong gardens. No less important from the point of view of their probable wide cultivation in the Colony are the greatly improved varieties of Canna which Mr. J. BARTON, after importing and successfully growing them for a year, most courteously placed at my disposal. There is no plant that contributes more bountifully to our local gardens than the Canna and these finer sorts should soon be widely known. For the same reason but in a less degree Alpinia malaccensis collected by Mr. E. H. WILSON in Yunnan in 1899 and presented to the Gardens may replace our common but less beautiful Alpinia nutans. Besides these Verbena venosa, received from the Superintendent of Parks and Open Spaces at Shanghai is sure to become a favourite, as it is a vigorous and showy summer annual. By sending seeds of Gomphocarpus physocarpus Lady BLAKE has added one more to the list of interesting novelties for which the Hongkong Gardens are indebted to her. Among the numerous useful and ornamental plants introduced through the kindness of our Chief Justice, Sir FRANCIS PIGGOTT, from Mauritius during the year must be mentioned Ipomoea coccinea an important addition to our October flowering plants. It is remarkable that one of the most showy plants in the gardens during that month was Artemisia lactiflora, the whole of our stock of which was raised from a single plant which appeared casually in the gardens in 1905.

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Flower Show. The staff of the Department was busy during the beginning of the year in organizing a Horticultural Society at His Excellency the Governor's request and making arrangements for its first show. The Flower Show took place on the 1st and 2nd of February and was a great success. Permission was obtained to enclose the two terraces of

the Old Garden for the purpose. The exhibits were arranged in temporary sheds on the upper terrace and included an interesting collection of economic products of Mauritius, obtained for the occasion by Sir FRANCIS PIGGOTT, and a representative group of our local forestry productions, a descriptive catalogue of both of these being appended to the exhibition guide. Full accounts of the Show and of the work of the Society have been published elsewhere.

The marked interest taken by all sections of the community in the Exhibition and the excellence of the exhibits fully justified its revival and proves that the Colony has now emerged from that condition of horticultural apathy under which 18 years ago the annual Exhibitions ceased.

 Year's Weather.-From the wet foggy spring of 1906 until the stormy autumn the year was one of the most unfavourable on record for gardening operations. The show of spring-flowering annuals so conspicuous in most years was entirely spoiled by the con- tinuous rain of March and April and, as the planting out of the summer annuals could not be done at the usual time for the same reason, the appearance of the grounds suffered greatly during the early part of the year. On no less than six occasions from May onwards was it necessary to carry all moveable plants into shelter in consequence of typhoon warnings. On the memorable 18th of September the gardens were wrecked by the sudden typhoon that caused such terrible havoc throughout the Colony on that date. There is no previous record of any such destruction of trees and garden stock. The actual repairable damage was very great and was not made good much before the end of the year, but more serious must be considered the temporary disfigurement of the gardens, the previous beauty of which ten years will hardly restore. Unfortunately also the total loss of several trees of scientific or economic interest has to be reported. Perhaps the most regrettable losses were those of the large tree of Aleurites cordata, the only full grown example in the Colony of this important wood oil tree, and of the interesting Bauhinia still unnamed, our only tree of which stood at the corner of the deer-pen. Many fallen trees re-erected after the typhoon of the 18th might have survived by virtue of the unbroken half of their roots, had it not been for the second typhoon which blew them down in the opposite direction thus completely severing them from the ground.

The year's rainfall is recorded in Table I.

 Repairs. All the paths and channels throughout the Botanic Gardens were put into thorough repair during the year and the plant houses received a good deal of attention which had become urgently needed in consequence of the attacks of white ants on their woodwork.

 New Rules.-Some amendments to the garden rules were approved by Governor- in-Council in September whereby children can be providel with a playing ground on one or other of the grass plots in the Gardens.

The chief recipients of plants and seeds were :-

Dr. J. M. ATKINSON, Messrs. A. BABINGTON, J. BARTON; Sir HENRY BERKELEY, Lady BLAKE; Botanic Gardens, Jamaica and Mauritius; Bureau of Agricul- ture, Manila; Mr. CHAO LUP CHEE; Cheung Chau Police Station; Commissioner of Customs, Amoy; French Convent; Messrs. F. A. HAZELAND, F. HOWELL, H. HUMPHREYS; Sergeant KERR, Dr. KOCH, Messrs. LAU CHU PAK, FELIX LEVIEUX (Mauritius), LI PAK; Professor MATSUMURA (Tokyo), Mr. C. McL. MESSER; Parks and Open Spaces, Shanghai; No. 5 Police Station; Sir FRANCIS T. PIGGOTT, Mrs. A. H. RENNIE, Mrs. RowE; San Tin Police Station; Lady FRANCES TURNER, Messrs. VILMORIN-ANDRIEUX (Paris), Lady VOULES, Messrs. W. H. WALLACE (Amoy), W. M. WATSON and J. XAVIER.

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A fine collection of living economic and decorative plants was sent by the Acting Director of Forests and Gardens in Mauritius with the approval of His Excellency the Governor of that Colony and in co-operation with the Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture. The thanks of the Hongkong Government have already been conveyed for this gift.

The other donors of plants and seeds were :-

Mr. J. D. D'ABBADIE; Agricultural Society, Madras; ARNOLD ARBORETUM ; Messrs. A. BABINGTON, J. BARTON, BOEHMER & Co., Lady BLAKE, (Ceylon); Botanic Garden, Calcutta, Jamaica, Mauritius, Singapore, Sydney, Trinidad; Rev. G. BUNBURY; Bureau of Agriculture, Manila; Mr. CHAO LUP CHEE; Captain HODGINS; Mr. F. HOWELL; Imperial Department of Agriculture, West Indies; Inspector General of Forests, India; Messrs. C. D. MELBOURNE, MUIR (Honolulu); Parks and Open Spaces, Shanghai; Sir FRANCIS T. PIGGOTT; Public Gardens, Capetown; Mr. RowE, Professor SARGENT; Messrs. SMITH and MENZEL (South Australia); Mr. F. P. de SOARES; Southern California Acclimatizing Association; United States Department of Agriculture and Mr. W. H. WALLACE.

The chief donors of animals were :-

Sergeant KERR, Messrs. J. M. E. MACHADO and H. A. SIEBS.

Government House Grounds.-The walks were again repaired this year and part of the lawn was returfed. The destruction of turf by caterpillars was much worse than that referred to in my last report, Jeyes' Fluid having to be applied not less than four times during the year. At these times the lawns were visited by large flocks of magpies and it was hoped that a natural enemy of the caterpillars had been found; and so indeed it had, but the excavations made by the birds in extracting the caterpillars from among the roots where they feed were quite as deleterious as the ravages of the insects.

Mountain Lodge.-All the walks were taken in hand this year and put into proper order. A large number of new shrubs were planted in the grounds and the tennis ground was relevelled. For the first time it has been necessary to take steps to keep down the large earth-worms which have proved so troublesome on lawns in the lower town.

Protestant Cemetery.--An unusually large number of trees and shrubs have been lost from various causes during the year. A much needed protection from wild deer was effected by the erection along the south side of a barbed wire fence, and the damage reported last year from their inroads should not occur again.

Blake Garden.-Progress was made during the spring with the planting of trees and shrubs. A small tool house has been erected at the west end of the garden.

An

Peak Garden.-The turfing of this small garden was finished in the spring and creepers and other shrubs were planted at the foot of the walls and on the banks. experiment was made by transplanting a medium sized banian tree from Pokfulam and its success in this situation should encourage futher importations of this valuable shade tree to the now all but shadeless Peak district. With its own water supply from a well and a small brick tool-house which was erected during the year the garden is now complete. It was opened to the public in July.

Sokunpo Nursery continued to perform its multifarious functions in the supply of garden, forestry and agricultural stock during the year. A large part of it was enclosed by a barbed wire fence in July and it is hoped that the inroads of cattle and wild deer which have proved troublesome of late years will thereby be stopped. Another improvement has been the construction of surface channels on the hillsides above the terraces, whereby the washing down of sand on to the growing stock during the rains will be prevented.

Albany Nursery has been utilized in its lower part as a nursery for Cannas and other plants from which to obtain cut flowers for public purposes, instead of drawing on the Botanic Gardens as heretofore. The upper portion, which contains small trials of economic plants, has not been much extended.

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West End Park.-Work on this open space has been confined to periodical weeding, chiefly to keep down Mimosa, and to the prevention of its use as a shooting ground for builders rubbish, for which it seems to offer irresistible attraction. The park is little used.

Government Offices Grounds.--These have been kept in a neat condition during the year. An improvement has been effected by extending the blue grass to cover more of the bare ground under the trees where turf will not grow.

Roadside Rockeries and Banks.-A list of these plots together with the larger grounds under the care of this department is appended in Table II. They have all been cared for in due course. The new rockery constructed by this department on the North side of the Cathedral and at the expense of the Church Body is a great improvement to the neighbourhood.

Public Decorations-The chief decorations undertaken during the year were those in honour of H.R.H. PRINCE ARTHUR OF CONNAUGHT's visit in February.

HERBARIUM.

The Fokien collection and Mr. WILSON'S collection referred to in last year's report were mounted and laid in during the year. The department took a large share in the collection of local products asked for by the Director of the Imperial Institute of London in order to complete as far as possible the Hongkong Court of that establishment. The Herbarium was enriched by specimens of all the vegetable economic products thus collected by this and other departments.

There is no museum of economic products in the Colony, and duplicates of the actual articles sent to London could not therefore be preserved: they can, however, be obtained when required without much difficulty. The specimens retained for reference are merely herbarium vouchers for the botanical origin of the economic products sent, which were classified and registered under their botanical names. The various items in all amounted to about 500 and their collection, botanical identification, and the compiling of notes as to their origin, manufacture, uses, etc., has of course absorbed a large amount of time, but it is hoped that this will be justified by the extended information concerning South China products placed at the disposal of the Imperial Institute staff and also by the basis which is now formed for a future economic botanical museum in the Colony. Now that attention has been turned to this side of the Herbarium it is hoped that time will be found to accumulate a fairly complete set of Chinese economic plants.

The principal collection of wild plants added was that made by the Superintendent in Korea in September. Though the numbers are small (about 400) they are nearly all new to the Colonial Herbarium, a number are additions to the Korean collections already at Kew, to which duplicates will be sent, while not a few are fresh records for the country or species new to science.

Fleet-Surgeon C. G. MATTHEW, R.N., whose welcome return to the East on H.M.S. Monmouth occurred during the year, has determined the ferns of the Fokien and Korean collections and has very kindly got together a series of new specimens of local ferns for the herbarium. These are not only much better dried than the old ones but are also more complete and representative.

This is an appropriate occasion on which to thank Captain HODGINS of the S. S. Haiching for the trouble and expense which he has incurred in making several collections of economic products and plants at Foochow for our herbarium and gardens.

The chief donors of Herbarium specimens other than the above were :-

Comte DE BOISSIEU, Mr. E. MERRILL and Sir ERNEST SATOW.

BOTANICAL INVESTIGATIONS.

Water Chestnut.-An enquiry was received from the Reporter on Economic Products to the Government of India regarding the botanical identity of Singapuri Kysur with Eleocharis tuberosus, the water chestnut of China. It was ascertained that the latter is

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of two kinds, viz., Ma Tai

and Kwai Lam Ma Taithe second being merely an older state of the first, both being the tubers of the above named rush. The Singapuri Kysur of the Calcutta market, according to the specimens sent, is identical with the Chinese tuber.

Lo Fou Shan. Mr. KERSHAW informs me that he has explored this mountain recently and finds no sign at the present time of the "primeval" and "virgin" forest described by

Bourne.

Kwa Under this name 11 different vegetables are distinguished in the local markets. In collecting specimens with flowers and leaves for the herbarium the following facts were ascertained :--

Sai Kwa,, is the Water Melon (Citrullus vulgaris).

Fu Kwa, A, is the fruit of Momordica Charantia, and is like a short cucumber with a corrugated surface.

Ching Kwa,

A, Pak Kwa, É, and Wong Kwa, A, are varieties of the Cucumber (Cucumis sativus).

Fan Kwa, M, and Tung Kwa, M, are varieties of the Pumpkin (Cucurbita Pepo).

Chit Kwa,, is Benincasa cerifera, like a cucumber but having a hairy surface. Heung Kwa, A, is a cucumber-like vegetable but fluted longitudinally (Luffa acutangula).

Nam Kwa, A, and Kam Kwa, M, are not obtainable locally but their seeds are largely used by the Chinese.

Shui Kwa,

      A, and Hok Kwa, M, are not, like the above, used as vegetables but are employed as sponges and water-vessels respectively, viz.: Luffa cylindrica and Lagenaria vulgaris. All the above belong to the natural order Cucurbitacea.

The Papaw, of an allied orderiis also called locally Muk Kwa, A.

Tau, E.-A similar investigation was made into the botanical identity of the various vegetables known to the local Chinese as tau. Hak Tau, 黑豆, Hung Tan,紅豆, and Mi Tau,, are the black, red and white races of the glabrous podded variety of Phaseolus Mungo, while Luk Tau, E, and Pak Tau, BE, are the green and white races of the hairy-podded variety of the same species. Wong Tau, E, is the Soy Bean, Glycine hispida; To Tau, E, the Sword Bean, Canavalia gladiata. Sut Tau, E, the Lima Bean, Phaseolus lunatus. Pin Tau, E, is Dolichos Lablab; while Pat Yuet Tau Kok, AE, is the Long Bean, Vigna sinensis. By calling the Ground Nut Ti Tau, the Chinese recognize it as a bean which it really is.

E,

Mui, -It has long been assumed that Mui,, Li, 4, and To, t, represent the Plum, Apricot and Peach respectively. But in 1903 Sir ERNEST SATOW sent two specimens. of Ching Mui,, for identification, saying that they were not really plums at all. They had pitted stones somewhat like those of the peach, which fruit they were then thought to be. Last year, however, on examining fresh fruits of Mui from the Hongkong Market it was evident that they were neither plums nor peaches but the fruit of Prunus Mume. This is known as a Japanese fruit (Mume) and it is interesting to find that one of our commonest local fruits belongs to a species that was not known to be cultivated at all by the Chinese or indeed to exist so far South as this province. The Japanese character for Mume is identical with the Chinese Mui.

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ADDITIONS TO THE HONGKONG FLOra.

Illicium Griffithii, Hook. et Thoms.? Five or six bushes 10 to 12 feet high, of what is apparently this species, were found growing at the top of a very steep ravine on Mount Nicholson. The plants were thriving in the crevices of rocks and on the steep hillside. When found in December, 1906, they were in fruit and bud. An interesting addition to the Flora. Previously known only from India and from the province of Yunnan in China.

Xylosma racemosum, Miq. Several small bushes were discovered on Mount Victoria on the hills to the East of the Mountain Lodge Grounds, flowering in July. Found in Japan and previously recorded from Amoy and Canton.

Sagina Linnai, Presl.? A small weed not uncommon in China and widely spread in North temperate parts of the world.

Eurya sp.-Detected on a sheet in the Herbarium with Eurya Macartneyi, Champ., from which it differs by having united styles. The label attached to the sheet reads:-Mt. Gough, 2nd April, 1880.

Callitriche sp.-A weed found growing with Sagina Linnæi in damp shady places.

Hydrocotyle Wilfordi.-Maxim. Not uncommon in damp ground in the neighbour- hood of Sokunpo. Recorded from Korea, Japan and Formosa.

Psychotria sp.--A shrub growing in the Happy Valley woods and flowering in June. The species has the habit of Psychotria elliptica, Ker, but the shape of the corolla is quite different and the leaves are distinct. Only two species of this large genus are recorded from China, both of them natives of Hongkong.

Lysimachia candida, Lindl. This makes the third species of the genus found in the Island. The present plant was discovered in swampy ground at Sokunpo. It is a common plant in central and North China.

Jasminum undulatum, Ker, var. elegans, Hemsl.? This is a plant which has apparently escaped from gardens, although it is now found halfway up Mt. Victoria amongst indigenous vegetation.

Phlomis rugosa, Benth. Discovered on Mt. Parker. Previously found in the provinces of Szechuen and Kwangtung and in India, Malaya and the Philippine Islands.

Litsea sp-A small tree in the Happy Valley woods, about 15 feet high, and not matched in our Herbarium.

Pilea peploides, Hook. et Arn. A weed found in damp, shady places and recorded from various islands in the China Sea.

Quercus sp. A single tree, of what is apparently an additional species to the flora, was found growing in the Happy Valley woods.

Castanopsis sp. A tree about 15 feet high on the North side of Mt. Kellet. The fruits are very much like those of Castanopsis armata, Spach, ovoid in shape 23" long and 11" across at the base. The leaves however are more like those of Castanopsis Lamontii, Hance.

Calamus sp.-A fifth species of this genus was discovered in the Happy Valley woods in April. Only three plants were seen. The leaves are 4 or 5 feet long with tail-like appendages. The habit is that of Calamus Margarita, Hauce, which is however quite distinct.

Adiantum sp.-Found on Mt. Gough by Fleet Surgeon C. G. MATTHEW, R.N., in November.

Nephrodium prolixum, Baker.-Several plants were detected growing on the bank of the stream to the East of Mountain Lodge. A native of India, Ceylon and Mauritius.

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Oleandra Cumingii, J. Sm.-Discovered by Fleet Surgeon MATTHEW under a boulder on the north side of Mt. Parker. Previously recorded from Canton.

 Polypodium parasiticum, Mett.--In a ravine above Taihang village. Found by Fleet Surgeon MATTHEW. A native of the Neilgherries and Ceylon.

 Polypodium normale, Don.-Found by Fleet Surgeon MATTHEW on the hillside to the East of the Wongneicheung-Tytam road. A widely dispersed fern, being found in South China, North India, Malaya and South Africa.

Nephrodium tectum, Bedd.--Discovered by Fleet Surgeon MATTHEW in June.

FORESTRY.

 Programme. The authorized programme for the annual planting and sowing of Pine trees in 1905 to 1906 was as follows:

New Territories:-A commencement of a band of plantations between the 200 and 400 feet contour lines and extending both ways from the plantations already formed on the Taipo Road near Cheung Sha Wan. As amplified in the latter part of the year this scheme provides (to speak generally) for a continuous band of plantations round the North side of the harbour from Lyemun to Lai Chi Kok. Hongkong: replanting the barer parts of the hillside above the town of Victoria, and a continuation of the planting of the basins of the Tytam and Pokfulam reservoirs.

programme

There was more than the usual difficulty in getting the necessary work for this done by the Chinese contractors and, in the end, the sowing of seed sites was so much delayed that about 50% failed. The loss thus sustained by the contractors has doubtless contributed to the uniform rise in the tenders for the same contract this year. It is probable therefore that the refusal of these tenders and the transfer of all the forestry work from the contractors to the department staff, as has now been done, will be an improvement both in efficiency and economy.

 The above programme was finished by July, site-sowing being used in all places where shelter existed and the remainder of the pits being planted. The numbers of pits planted and sown respectively in each locality are shown in Tables III, IV and V.

 Purchase of Chinese Plantations. In pursuance of the New Territories planting programme detailed above, some progress has been made with the purchase of the Chinese plantations already growing on the Northern shores of the harbour. Thus 14,580 small pine trees near the village of Shek Li Pui were measured and purchased in December, while at the end of the year preparations were in progress for the assessment of the plantations to the North-east of Kowloon City.

 East Point Nursery.-It was necessary towards the end of the year to form a nursery for the raising of 300,000 pine seedlings for the planting programme of 1907/8 and choice was made of the flat marshy ground at the South of Victoria School, East Point, and of the adjacent hillsides. The draining and clearing of this ground for the purpose has constituted a great improvement to the neighbourhood. This is the first large forestry work undertaken by the department without the help of contractors and, in spite of the expenses of draining and terracing, considerable economy will, we have reason to hope, be secured when compared with the usual contract price of pine seedlings.

 New Forestry Store.--The old Vaccine Institute was transferred to this department in June and converted into a Forestry Store, for which it is well suited. With the large increase in forestry work the old store has become overcrowded and the transfer of the greater part of the stores to the new quarters is a great improvement.

 Nanmu,.-An attempt was made in 1903 to obtain seeds of this valuable timber tree (Machilus Nanmu) both for our own plantations and for the Cape Forestry Department. Finding that no seed could be obtained locally, the old tree in the Botanic Gardens was layered in the hope of getting rooted cuttings. Many had been obtained in this way before, but this time no success followed our efforts, probably because the tree is too old. Last year in response to a renewed request from the Cape, the Govern- ment officially addressed H. M. Consuls General at Yunnan Fu and Ching Kiang and the Commissioner of the C.I.M. Customs at Mengtze, with a view to obtaining seeds if possible from the regions in which the tree is wild.

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Rotation. The fact, pointed out in my last annual report, that the plantations on the Island consist principally of trees which fall off in growth after 20 years and die during the subsequent decade, has been quickly proved to be only too true by the alarming number of trees reported as dead (besides those killed by the typhoon) during the year (see Table VI) ; every year indeed makes it more evident that the short rotation, recommended by me and so much criticized in 1904, is quite long enough for the present local conditions. certain situations in the Island, such as the Happy Valley, where forest soil and forest conditions still persist and in them the pine trees live to a much greater age and it is to be hoped that even in less favoured situations the gradual accumulation of humus under successive crops of pine trees will eventually provide the necessary depth of soil for similar fine woods.

Protection.-89 persons were arrested by the Forest Guards for various minor forestry offences and brought before the Police Magistrates. Two were dismissed with a caution and the remainder received small fines varying from $1 to $25 or 3 to 14 days' imprisonment : the fines were usually preferred. The number and positions of trees thus lost are given in Table VII.

New Forest Ride.-The cutting of a new ride, four feet wide, to open up the most picturesque parts of our one patch of virgin forest, riz., at Little Hongkong, was authorized in 1905 and completed in June of last year. This woodland path turns off from the road connecting Wongneichong Gap with Little Hongkong Village at about half way between these two points, descends by a wide detour through the woods, coming back into the same road near its lower end. "The Ride" is indicated by a notice on the main road at each end.

Street Planting. The year's programme provided for the formation of complete avenues of Candle Nut trees (Aleurites triloba) in Gascoigne Road (Kowloon) from the sea to the fork of the road, thence along S. Gascoigne Road to its junction with Robinson Road and along the latter from that point up to the beginning of the existing Banian avenue, 234 trees in all. These were planted and enclosed in tree guards before the end of May. the exception of a few killed in the typhoon all have done well.

With

Ninety-seven Heteropanax trees were planted in Des Voeux Road (Hongkong) to complete the planting begun there in 1904. A number of these were damaged by sea water, which flooded this lowlying road during the typhoon. During the latter part of the sum- mer 152 clumps of bamboo were planted along Mount Gough Road, Aberdeen Road and Mount Kellet Road at the Peak.

A return was made in April of all street trees to which wires were fastened as supports to telephone and other poles. Many of the trees had long been so used and had become badly damaged in consequence. A request was issued to all companies and departments concerned to remove their wires and by the end of the year nearly all had been properly fixed to the ground or to other unobjectionable supports. A notification, which has now been published, that any further wires found fastened to trees will be detached by this department, should put an end to this unnecessary menace to our shade trees.

In consequence of the widening of Robinson Road, Kowloon, it has been necessary dur- ing the year to lower a row of large Banians on the East side of the road by about 6 feet. Although some of the trees weighed 3 or 4 tons the process was successfully accomplished without special machinery and by judiciously lopping the trees and turning the more shady side towards the road an actual improvement has been effected.

As a

Typhoon of September 18th.-Immediately after the storm a gang of 80 to 100 men was got together and employed in clearing the wreckage of the trees off the main streets of the town and Kowloon. By the next day the roads were open and attention could be paid to the numerous trees lying in such positions that they could be saved by re-erection. matter of fact very few of the street trees were actually lost, though a large proportion were much broken and disfigured. The small trees were pulled up first by hand and then the heavier ones by means of powerful blocks and chains. The last was raised three weeks after the typhoon and by that time all the debris in the streets, amounting in all to 222 tons had been disposed of, the wood by sale and the leaves and twigs by removal to the nearest woods. Broken branches overhanging thoroughfares were carefully looked for and removed as soon as possible after the storm, but it was more than a month before all the broken limbs were trimmed off. Two parties of foresters had already been sent off to attend to the damage to Government trees in various parts of the New Territories and they succeeded in raising and

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saving several hundred small trees recently planted round the Police Stations. Two other parties were meanwhile counting and measuring the pine trees blown down in Government plantations in Hongkong and Kowloon, prior to their removal by the Government Contractors. These removals had nearly been completed by the end of the year. The total numbers of pine trees thus sold in each block are given in Table VIII. Besides these a large number of wild trees were disposed of in the same way, while four hundred uprooted Tristania trees were recovered and stored for use in the Government Store.

Forestry Licences. In issuing Forestry Licences in the New Territories, notice has hitherto been given to the villagers of each neighbourhood so that all might be aware, if they took the trouble to attend to their business, what trees were being licensed and to whom. In spite of this, there have been quarrels in several cases between members of the same village in consequence of individual rights not being respected by the selected licensee. To obviate a recurrence of these disagreements a system of Village Forestry Licences was instituted, each village being apportioned as much pine plantation as was necessary to supply fuel for the use of the villagers, and trustworthy village representatives being chosen to draw and administer the licence. The whole issue of 421 Village Forestry Licences for 1906 was carried out by the Assistant Land Officer of the Northern District on behalf of this department. What plantations remained over and above those wanted for local use were, under this scheme, open to be let on Private Forestry Licences to any private individuals who could substantiate their claim to them. Eleven of these were issued during the year.

The revenue accruing from these issues is stated in Table IX.

AGRICULTURAL AND OTHER INDUSTRIES.

   Tea.-Tea is cultivated in several places in the New Territories, e.g., in the Shing Mun valley and at the villages lying in the higher mountain valleys about Tate's Cairn and Buffalo Hill. The bushes are grown in lines on narrow steps or terraces cut in the rich soil of recently felled woods or along the dividing banks of sheltered vegetable fields, in either case only in fairly elevated situations. There is a tradition that tea growing was once a thriving industry here and terraces similar to the above are pointed out on the mountain sides in all parts of the district, which are said to have been made by tea planters. Whether the cultivation has diminished through extortionate taxing previous to the British occupation or in consequence of the destruction of the woods and with them the suitable soil, it is hard to say, but the latter would alone account for it.

With the object of ascertaining whether the local tea had any commercial value, a sample was obtained from the village of Tiu Tso Ngam, lying in a valley behind Shatin at an altitude of about 1,000 feet. The sample was submitted to Professor DUNSTAN, Director of the Imperial Institute, who kindly furnished the following report upon it:-

Imperial Institute.

(South Kensington, London, S.W.)

Report on a sample of tea from Hongkong by Professor W. R. DUNStan, M.A.,

F.R.S., Director.

This sample of tea was forwarded to the Imperial Institute for examination by Mr. S. T. DUNN, Botanical and Forestry Department, Hongkong, with a letter dated the 14th December, 1905, stating that the product was from the Chinese in the village of Tiu Tso Ngam in the New Territory of Hongkong, at an elevation of 1,000 feet above the sea, and enclosing a photograph to illustrate the method of planting.

The sample has been examined in the Scientific and Technical Department of the Imperial Institute and has been submitted to commercial experts for valuation.

The results of the investigation are given below.

Description of Sample.

The sample consisted of about 10 ounces of leaves enclosed in a hermetically sealed tin. The leaves were dry and brittle, did not appear to have been rolled, and varied in colour from greenish-yellow to nearly black. A small proportion of hard, dry greenish brown flower buds was present among the leaves. The tea possessed a peculiar, sweet, but not altogether pleasant aroma and did not seem to have undergone the process of ferment- ation. A careful examination of the sample showed that no leaves other than those of genuine tea were present.

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Results of Examination.

The results of the chemical examination of this tea are given in the following table and are compared with the results yielded by eight samples of Black China tea previously examined in the Scientific and Technical Dept. by the modification of Lowenthal's method. The amount of soluble extract was determined by infusing the tea in 100 times its weight of boiling water, allowing it to stand for 10 minutes and afterwards evaporating the liquid to dryness and weighing the residue.

8 samples of Black China Tea.

TEA FROM HONGKONG.

Moisture, per cent.,

* Ash, per cent.,

Caffeine, per cent.,

Tannin, per cent.,......

Soluble extract, per cent.,

Average

results.

Maximun results.

Minimum

results.

8.4

8.2

9.2

7.1

5.6

6.8

8.2

6.0

2.6

3.0

3.7

2.57

11.0

5.1

93

3.3

30.2

24.3

27.2

19.0

Those figures show that the percentages of moisture, mineral constituents (ash), and caffeine in the Hongkong tea are about normal. The amounts of soluble extract and tannin, however, are both above the average and this is probably due to the fact that the leaves had not undergone fermentation.

Commercial Valuation.

The Commercial experts reported that the tea apparently had not been subjected to the ordinary processes of manufacture and was therefore unsuitable for the English market. The leaves appeared to have been merely dried without having been submitted to any fermentation. As no rolling had been done the tea had a very rough appearance, the leaves being open and irregular. The infusion was found to posses fair pungency but was of somewhat coarse flavour and very pale colour. It was stated that as the tea is unsuited to the market it was difficult to place any value on it but the opinion was expressed that it might perhaps realise 1d. or 2. per pound, although if properly manufactured it would, of course, be of considerably greater value.

Conclusions and Recommendations.

It is evident from the results of this enquiry that the tea is of satisfactory growth but it is of little value in the English market owing to its not having been subjected to the usual manufacturing processes. There seems however no reason to doubt that if the tea were properly prepared it would be of commercial value and it seems advisable that the services of some skilled Chinese from the tea districts should be secured for this purpose.

(sd.) WYNDHAM R. DUNSTAN.

15th March, 1906.

As a result of this report it was determined to endeavour to introduce the cultivation of Ceylon and Indian Tea into the Territories and in due course to obtain experts from one of the recognized tea growing districts to teach the proper methods of manufacture.

In pursuance of this plan 50 lbs. of tea seed were obtained from Ceylon and 50 lbs. from Assam and were distributed to a few selected farmers who were granted land under favourable conditions for the purpose of forming small plantations.

* Calculated on dry tea.

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Cotton.--The cotton trials of 1905 were inconclusive on account of the damage to the crop by gales and rain, and another experiment was made in 1906 with 5 varieties of Indian Cotton. The seeds were sown in April in the richest ground obtainable and every precaution was taken to secure a successful crop. Germination, however, was so poor that only a few plants resulted. A check experiment in the Botanic Gardens under the best conditions had the same result. It must therefore be presumed that the seeds, for some unknown cause, were bad. I have since learned that all the cotton trials on the Castle Peak Estate have been failures. Being most reluctant to finally abandon these important experiments, still another consignment of seed has been asked for from India, this time from the Inspector-General of Agriculture.

  Rice.-On making enquiries about Rice cultivation in the Colony for the information of the Imperial Institute it was found that 19 different kinds are recognized by the farmers, who consider it of the highest importance to use the right sort for each season and for each class of locality. Thus Ham Man Kuk is used only in brackish fields and only for the 2nd crop, no other variety is supposed do so well under these conditions. Each has its special use and, where more than one variety is suitable for the sowing of a given field, choice is guided by the market demand. Many of the different kinds are easily distinguished in seed either husked or entire but the greater number cannot be separated apart even by the farmers when compared in seed.

  The seed rice from each field and each seasonal crop in that field is said to be carefully preserved for the sowing of the same field next year. The names are as follows:-

CHINESE

CHINESE

No.

FIRST CROP.

No.

SECOND CROP.

NAME.

NAME.

1

(Tso) No Kuk.

早糯谷

8

Chuk Chim No Kuk.

竹粘糯谷

2

Fa Lo Pak Kuk.

花羅白谷

9

Tai No Kuk.

大糯

3

Tso Wo Kuk.

早禾谷

10

Sz Miu Chim Kuk.

絲苗粘谷

4

Ngau Tsui Mo Kuk.

牛咀毛

11

Chim Chai Kuk.

粘仔谷

10

5

(Shang Shing Chim)

12

Ham Man Kuk.

Kuk.

省城粘谷

13

San Chung Kuk.

咸問

新種谷

67

No Kan Kuk.

糯間谷

14

Ma Pau Kam Kuk.

麻包錦谷

7 Ma Pau Kam.

麻包錦

15

Ngai Chai Chek Kuk.

矮仔赤谷

16

Wu No Kuk.

烏糯谷

17

Pun Tin Wan Kuk.

半天雲谷

18

Pat Ut Pak Kuk.

19

Pat Kuk.

八月白谷 白谷

  The kinds usually grown here are Nos. 7, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 19 of which 7, 10 and 14 command the highest prices. No Kuk is the kind generally used for making the glutinous rice required for the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival.

  Agricultural Assessments.-Several small farms were resumed by the Government in New Kowloon during the year in connection with the Kowloon-Canton Railway. The assessment of the value of the garden and other stock upon them was undertaken by this department. The matter proved most troublesome in consequence of the absence of all trustworthy evidence as to the real local value of the plants. The safest basis to work upon in these cases is the initial cost of stocking similar farms.

Rattan.--An enquiry was received in May from the Director of the Imperial Institute for the wholesale prices of stripped canes (rattans) of small diameter. Quotations were invited 'through the Government Gazette and individual inquiries were made of 122 rattan dealers in Victoria and outlying villages. Besides such manufacturers as may have written to London independently, 15 tenders were forwarded to the Imperial Institute by this department. The opportunity was taken of obtaining some details of the manufacture of the canes and sending them, with a specimen of the primitive machine used, for the Imperial Institute Museum.

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Ricksha Wheels. A similar service was undertaken for the District Commissioner of S. Nigeria with regard to the wholesale purchase of ricksha wheels.

Wood Oil.-Small samples of two kinds of wood-oil nuts were submitted for examin- ation to Professor DUNSTAN, Director of the Imperial Institute, in April. The reports on these are subjoined.

Imperial Institute.

(South Kensington, London, S.W.)

 Report on the seeds of Aleurites triloba (candle-nuts) from Hongkong by Professor W.R. DUNSTAN, M.A., F.R.S., Director.

 A sample of the seeds of Aleurites triloba was forwarded for examination to the Imperial Institute by the Superintendent, Botanical and Forestry Department, Hongkong, with a letter dated the 6th April, 1906, in which it was stated that Aleurites triloba is one of the best shade trees in Hongkong, where it grows very quickly.

 The seeds of this tree are commercially known as "candle nuts" and the kernels are already exported from Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. The oil which they contain is used for soap-making, both in this country and on the Continent.

Description of Sample.

 The sample consisted of four pounds of the seeds, the kernels of which were nearly white and free from discolouration.

Examination of the Oil,

The oil was extracted by means of light petroleum and the kernels were found to contain 60.8 per cent. of oil, which is equivalent to a yield of 19.8 per cent. from the unshelled seeds.

The oil appears to be particularly suitable for making soft soap and could also be used as a substitute for linseed oil in varnishes and paints.

Commerical Valuation of the Seeds.

The seeds were submitted to brokers who reported that unshelled seeds would be

ton. per unsaleable here but that the kernels would realise from £12 to £13

It would there- fore be necessary to remove the shells from the nuts in Hongkong and to export the kernels only. No doubt this operation could be performed by hand, but, if desired, one of of the nut-cracking machines recently introduced could be adapted for the purpose.

If Aleurites triloba is sufficiently abundant in Hongkong to furnish commercial consign- ments of the kernels, it would be desirable to forward a trial shipment of a few tons for sale in London.

(sd.) W. R. DUNSTAN.

Imperial Institute.

(South Kensington, London, S. W.)

Report on the Seeds of Aleurites Fordii from Hongkong by Professor WYNDHAM R. DUNSTAN, M.A., F.R.S., Director.

A sample of the seeds of a species of Aleurites, which has since been identified at Kew as Aleurites Fordii Hemsl., was forwarded for examination to the Imperial Institute by the Superintendent of the Botanical and Forestry Department, Hongkong, with a letter dated the 5th April, 1906.

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  It was stated that this species of Aleurites is one of the trees grown in China for the production of Chinese wood-oil (Tung oil) and that it occurs in Fokien Province intermixed with Aleurites cordata, which was formerly considered to be the sole source of wood-oil. It was thought therefore that it would be of interest to have an examination made of the oil from the seeds of the new species in order to determine its quality in comparison with that of the Tung oil of commerce, which appears to be prepared indiscriminately from the seeds of Aleurites cordata or Aleurites Fordii.

Description of Sample.

The sample consisted of two bags of nuts weighing 500 grams. The kernels of the nuts were fresh and in good condition on arrival.

Examination of the Oil.

  On extraction with light petroleum the kernels were found to contain 58.3 per cent. of oil, which is equivalent to a yield of 36-4 per cent. from the entire nuts.

  The oil was light in colour, and on exposure to air in a thin layer it dried in a day at the ordinary temperature, giving a varnish-like residue. On heating in a water-oven at 100 c. the oil dried and formed a resin-like solid.

  The 'constants" of the oil were determined and found to agree well with those recorded for commercial samples of Tung oil.

The examination has shown that the oil extracted from these seeds of Aleurites Fordii is very similar in composition to the Tung oil of commerce. It is however lighter in colour and produces a lighter-coloured varnish on drying, so that it is probably a purer product.

  It is impossible, with the small amount of material available, to determine whether the oil of Aleurites Fordii, if prepared on a large scale by a commercial process, would be superior in quality and value to the mixed wood-oil of commerce derived from the two species. Technical trials would be necessary in order to determine this point, and for such trials about two gallons of the oil or one hundredweight of the seeds would be required.

  It is suggested that this quantity of the oil should be forwarded if possible for further experiments, or, if the pure oil is not readily obtainable, a larger consignment of the seeds should be sent. It could then be determined whether there would be any advantage in preparing Tung oil from the seeds of Aleurites Fordü alone in preference to obtaining it from the mixed seeds of Aleurites Fordii and Aleurites cordata as at present.

(sd. W. R. DUNSTAN.

18th October, 1906.

  Rubber. In response to enquiries made in 1905 as to the suitability of Para Rubber for Hongkong, a request was addressed to Singapore for a small quantity of plants for trial. The Straits Government courteously responded and in July, 1905, a wardian case of plants and seeds was received. The plants, 100 in all, were immediately transferred to Sokunpo Nursery and planted in a sheltered position. The seeds failed to germinate. As all the young Rubber trees except 11 died during the subsequent winter it must be reluctantly admitted that this valuable tree is unsuited to our climate.

  Edgeworthia.-1,000 cuttings of this Japanese paper plant were obtained from Japau in December, 800 being planted at Kanghau and 200 in the Upper Albany Nursery. They remained in good condition up to July, but gradually succumbed to the continued tropical conditions, until by September only one or two per cent. survived. These few are being carefully perserved in the hope of getting a stock of acclimatized cuttings.

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Chinese Ropes.-Perhaps one of the most striking features of the collections of Chinese vegetable product sent to the Imperial Institute was the number of different plants which are made up into ropes. The specimens sent were as follows: four specimens of ropes Foochow, made from mat grass (Cyperus tegetiformis) from " to 13" in diameter : specimen of rope made from split palm-leaf stalks (Livistona chinensis) from Sun Wui: specimens of 3 & 4-strand coir rope (Trachycarpus excelsus) from " to 4" in diameter from Foochow. The so called Hemp-skin ropes are made from the rough bark or skin of Corchorus capsularis, wong ma ropes from the prepared bast of the same plant. Bamboo ropes were exemplified by 7 examples varying from " to 4" in diameter: they are made from narrow strips of split bamboo plaited singly or in pairs in the finest ropes, but in the commoner sorts twisted in 2 or 3 strands. Besides these species large lianes, the long hanging stems of local climbing plants, such as Derris, are used for the cables of junks, while for temporary agricultural purposes numerous other tough and pliable stems are ingeniously utilized.

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Livistona chinensis.-The Fan Palm. This is one of the most useful plants in South China and, although as its name implies, it is chiefly known as the source of palm-leaf Mr. fans there are numerous other uses quite as important or even more so than this. HELMS of Messrs. ARNOLD, KARBERG & Co., whose knowledge of the industries of the Can- ton Delta is probably unrivalled, most kindly placed at my disposal, for the purpose of the Imperial Institute collections, a series of photographs, notes and specimens, obtained during his visits to Sun Wui. The different parts of the tree are used as follows: the best leaves are made into fans, the waste leaves into rain coats and matshed covers, the edges of the leaf- ribs are pared off and made into brushes, the leaf stalks are peeled and the core cut into thin strips for rope-making, while the skin is used as a substitute for split rattan: the fibrous leaf sheaths are made into brooms.

Kanghau Nursery.-In consequence of the Kowloon-Canton Railway works at the North face of the tunnel it has been necessary to abandon a large part of the experimental The old matshed nursery and transplant such stock as could be moved to a safe distance.

was, for the same reason, transferred to the Railway Department, while a new one was constructed further to the West. The new experiment ground was enclosed in a barbed wire fence. The experimental plots of Aleurites cordata (Wood oil), Camellia Sasanqua (Tea oil), Agare sisalana (Sisal Hemp), Furcræa gigantea (Mauritius Hemp), and Crotalaria juncea (Sunn Hemp), have made satisfactory progress.

Castle Peak Estate.-The manager of this estate informs me that the developement of the fruit farm has made good progress during the year, while a profitable business has been done in vegetables and sugar cane. Figs, Peaches, Oranges, Apricots, Lemons, Grapes, Passion Fruit and Avocado Pears were produced of good quality but, as yet, in small quantity. The vegetables are much the same as reported in 1903. An experiment with nitroculture on green peas gave this important result, that some sugar canes between rows. of which they were planted benefited greatly from their proximity and yielded a higher percentage of sugar. No doubt the nitrogen, brought into the ground by the nitroculture bacteria, was assimilated by the canes. The latter could not benefit directly from inoculation which only affects leguminous crops, but in this way canes or any other non-leguminous crop can be benefited.

LIBRARY.

The following periodicals and other works have been purchased :-

Botanical Magazine, 1906.

Botanisches Centralblatt, 1906.

Christensen, Index Filicum.

Engler Pflanzenreich, 5 parts.

Gardeners' Chronicle, 1906.

Index Kewensis, Supplement 1, part IV.

2, 2 parts.

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Journal of Botany, 1906.

Journal of the Geographical Society, 1906.

KERSHAW,

J. C., Butterflies of Hongkong & S. E. China.

Philippine Journal of Science, 1906.

Trimen, Flora of Ceylon, Vols. I, II & III.

TUTCHER, W. J., Gardening for Hongkong.

Periodicals were presented by the following establishments :-

Agricultural Department of West Australia, West Indies, University of California, United States, Cape of Good Hope, Calcutta, Victoria, Transvaal, Dominica, Grenada, Tortola and Jamaica.

Botanic Gardens of Gold Coast, Jamaica, Pietermaritzburg, Federated Malay States, Singapore, Penang, Mysore, St. Vincent, Saharanpur, Mussoorie, Monsterrat, Chicago, Natal & Ceylon.

Forest Reports of Baluchestan, British India, Philippine Islands, Manila, Adjer- memara, United Province, Punjab, Bengal, Burma, Bombay Presidency, Hawaii and Dehra Dun.

  The Horticultural Society has conferred a considerable boon on Hongkong by the publication of Mr. TUTCHER'S "Gardening for Hongkong.' The seasonal conditions of Hongkong are peculiar if not unique and horticultural methods which succeed in most parts of the world may be useless here. The book should do for Hongkong what Firminger's Manual has done for India.

  One of the most valuable gifts ever made to the department library was received during the year from the Indian Government, viz., 8 volumes of the Annals of the Calcutta Botanic Gardens. This fine work contains many hundred quarto illustrations of Indian and Chinese plants. Its acquisition for scientific reference, though very desirable, has long been delayed on account of its cost (about £31) and the courteous action of the Indian Government is highly appreciated.

  One of the drawbacks to botanical work in Hongkong has always been the delay entailed when any information from a fuller botanical library was required. This is now to some extent removed by the establishment by the United States Government of a fine scientific library in connection with the Bureau of Science, Manila; and, by the courtesy of the Government Botanist Mr. E. MERRILL, extracts from works not possessed by this department have been written out on more than one occasion for our information.

REVENUE.

The details of revenue are given in Table IX.

STAFF.

  By the introduction of the grading system all the Chinese officers of the department drawing $240 per annum or over have been placed on the definite grades of pay used in the rest of the Government service. The unification of the responsible posts is a great improvement.

  The Superintendent was absent on vacation leave for 1 month and 17 days in February and March and for 23 days in September on both of which occasions the Assistant Superintendent act as Superintendent.

S. T. DUNN,

Superintendent, Botanical and Forestry Department.

4th March, 1907.

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Table I.

Jan.

1906 RAINFALL.-BOTANIC GARDENS.

Feb. Mar. April. May. June. July. Aug. Sep.

Oct.

Nov. Dec.

Date

in.

in.

in.

in.

in.

in.

in. in.

in.

in.

in.

in.

1,

.19

.68

.01

2,

.07

.58 .67

.14 .11

1.70

...

3,

.03

.02

.56

.15

.20

.01

.13

4,

.15

.98

.55

.02

.03

1.12

5,

:

.21

.01

.15

.07

3.44

...

6,

7,

.01

1.88

...

8,

.03

.38

9,

.40

.96

កុំកុំ :

.78

.28

1.38

.06

.58

.04

.03

.41

.62

.04

.22 .01

.02

.01

.03

10,

11,

.02

12,

.02

13,

14,

•04

15,

.09

.11

16,

.08 .02

17,

.11

18,

19,

20,

21,

22,

23,

24,

25,

.01

26,

27,

28,

.40

29,

.29

88855 : 15:525⠀⠀

.02

.11

.04

.90

.02

.36

.04

.24

.29

.08

.21

2.93

.40

.11

1.24

.51

.01

.01

.01

.05

.26

.03

2.30

.18

1.30

::

.64

.06

::

.01

2.64

.77

1.32

...

.01

.03

.08

1.33

.12

4.03

.28

.08

.29

.12

1.19

.01

.13

.24

.09

.32

.14

1.65

.03

.06

.02

.21

.95

.30

.01

.27

.30 .19 .46

.32

.32

1.24

.14

.32

.21

.03

.04

.04

.16

2.06

1.42 1.32

.08

.03

.20

.78

1.41

.23

5.59

.02

.72 .04

.01

.10

.85

.07

2.82

30,

.18

.62 .01

.51 .03 .03

31,

.02

.34

1.53 .19

3.62 1.61 .02

.11

Total,

1.26 3.35 2.63 10.98 11.71

5.80 8.54

2.92

31.92 1.72

.21

.73

Total Inches for the year, 81.77.

Observations made at 10 A.M.

Elevation, 300 feet.

Table II.

LAND UNDER COMPLETE OR PARTIAL MANAGEMENT OF

BOTANICAL AND FORESTRY DEPARTMENT.

1. Botanic Gardens.

2. Blake Garden.

3. Peak Garden.

4. King's Park, Kowloon.

5. West End Park.

6. Government House Grounds.

7. Mountain Lodge Grounds.

8. Government Offices Grounds.

9. Colonial Cemetery.

10. Sookunpo Government Nursery.

11. Kang Hau Forest Nursery.

12. Sookunpo Bamboo Nursery.

13. North Point Tree Nursery.

14. Loan Plant Compound, Garden Road

15. Albany Nursery.

16. Rockery in Garden Road,

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17.

Do. (upper) in Albert Road.

18.

Do.

(lower) do.

19.

Do.

(upper) in Peak Road.

20.

Do.

(lower) do.

21.

Do.

(upper) at St. Joseph's Church.

22.

Do.

(lower)

do.

23.

Do. in Glenealy Road, below Robinson Road.

24. Do.

do.

below first bend.

25.

Do.

do.

below second bend.

26.

Do.

do.

below third bend.

27.

Do.

do.

below Cathedral.

28.

Do.

do.

lower part, W.

29.

Do.

do.

do., E.

30.

Do. at junction of Seymour and Robinson Roads.

31. Plot over Garden tank at junction of Bowen and Garden Roads.

32. Do. above Garden Cottages.

33. Do. in front of St. Joseph's Church, Garden Road.

34. Bank in Bridges St.

35. Do. opposite main entrance to Government House Grounds.

36. Do. between Garden Road and Albert Road.

37. Do. between Upper and Lower Albert Roads.

38. Do. South of Lower Albert Road, opposite Government Offices.

39. Do. South of Volunteer Parade Ground."

40. Do. Lower Albert Road, opposite Volunteer Parade Ground.

41. Do. between Albany Road and Upper Albert Road.

42. Do. on North boundary of New Garden, Caine Road.

43. Do. between Wyndham Street and Lower Albert Road.

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44. Bank on North side of Government House Gounds.

45. Do. between Lower Albert Road and Ice House Street.

46. Do. on South side of Battery Path.

47. Do. on North side of Battery Path.

48. Do. East of Garden Road Nullah, between Kennedy Rd. & Macdonnell Rd.

49. Do. East of Garden Road Nullah, between Macdonnell Rd. and Bowen Rd.

50. Do. above Bowen Road at junction of Bowen and Garden Roads.

51. Do. West of Glenealy Nullah below Robinson Road Bridge.

52. Do. West of Garden Road Nullah between Garden Cottage and Bowen Road Bridge.

53. Do. between Tramway and Garden Road Nullah, below Kennedy Road.

54. Rockery in Robinson Road, S.W. of West End Park.

55. Little Hongkong Pine-tree Nursery.

56. East Point Pine-tree Nursery.

57. Government Forestry Store, Kennedy Road.

Table III.

TREES PLANTED IN 1906.

DATE.

PLACE.

Jan. to Mar......

Kang Hau

May

Pokfulam

Victoria

19

TREE.

NUMBER.

Camphor Pine

1,500

11,143

18,965

99

,,

Aleurites

14,469

73

161

81,989

19

""

June

Tytam

Robinson Road, Kowloon

Gascoigne Road,

Cheung Sha Wan

Kowloon Tsai

July

Des Voeux Road

""

""

....

Pine Camphor Heteropanax

971

97

Total,..

129,368

Table IV.

SITES SOWN WITH PINE SEEDS IN 1906.

DATE.

PLACE.

May,

Pokfulam, Blocks A. & B.,

May to July, July,

Cheung Sha Wan,..

Victoria, Block G.,

22

Kowloon Tong,

NUMBER.

14,889

70,981

227 2,040

Total,....

88,137

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Table V.

BLOCKS PLANTED WITH PINE, 1906.

BLOCK.

TOTAL

No.

FOREST DIVISION.

NUMBER.

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

6660 OTA 00 10 -

Victoria,

Wongneichong, Shaukiwan,. Tytam,

18,965

18,965

14,469

14,469

Stanley,

Aberdeen,

7

8

Pokfulam,

Kowloon,..

9 New Territories,

7,429 3,714

11,143

81,989

Total,.........

126,566

Table VI.

DEAD PINE TREES SOLD IN 1906.

BLOCK.

FOREST No.

FO EST DIVISION.

A

В

C

D

E

F

G

TOTAL NUMBER.

5

∞ ~ ~ UTA 09 1 H

1

Victoria,

...

...

...

2

Wongneichong,

7 205

255

12

21

21

58

579

3

Shaukiwan,

18

10

57

13

15

113

...

4

Tytam,.

39

352

13

16

133

553

Stanley,

271

34

24

17

59

405

6

7

Aberdeen, Pokfulam, Kowloon,

46

21

181

251

...

39

44

32

35

690 155

995

45

77

41

183

154

500

Table VII.

PINE TREES STOLEN IN 1906.

Total...

3,396

BLOCK.

FOREST No.

FOREST DIVISION.

TOTAL NUMBER.

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

1

Victoria.....

2

Wongneichong,

7

...

Shaukiwan,

4

Tytam,.

OT

5

5

Stanley,

6

Aberdeen,

76

7

Pokfulam,

15

8

New Territories,

58

7

...

170

232

13

87

...

15

1,375

Total,.

1,729

198

Table VIII.

PINE TREES BLOWN DOWN BY TYPHOON OF 18TH SEPTEMBER, 1906.

BLOCK.

No.

FOREST DIVISION.

TOTAL NUMBER.

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

123 O ON∞

Victoria,

260

723

328

80

101

114

132

1,738

Wongneichong,... 219

78

53

24

16

16

175

581

Shaukiwan,

336

359

164

102

111

92

1,164

4

Tytam,

128

153

47

108

34

81

551

5

Stanley,

465

55

132

106

73

183

1,014

6

Aberdeen,

200

466

45

190

93

390

1,384

7

Pokfulam,

84 143 439

439

177

377

1,659

8

Kowloon,

345

194

164

184

47

934

Total,.

9,025

Table IX.

REVENUE FOR 1906.

Sale of Forestry Products

.$1,369.81

Sale of Plants

569.30

Loan of Plants

326.94

Forestry Licences in New Territories....

4,388.15

$6,654.20

No. 10.

SOIT QUI MA

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SUPPLEMENT

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The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 26th of APRIL, 1907.

Published by Authority.

REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE HONGKONG OBSERVATORY, FOR THE YEAR 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government.

The comparison of weather-forecasts, issued daily about 11 a.m., with the weather subsequently experienced, has been conducted on the same system as heretofore (compare Annual Report for 1896 § 5). The results are as follows:--

Success 56 per cent., partial success 34 per cent., failure 1 per cent., partial failure 9 per cent.

Following the method used in meteorological offices and taking the sum of total and partial success as a measure of success, and the sum of total and partial failure as a measure of failure, it follows that 90 per cent. of the weather forecasts were successful in 1906.

2. The China Coast Meteorological Register was printed every morning at the Obser- vatory. From 1st August this work was undertaken by the Government Printers, improved machinery ordered from home being used for the purpose. The printing has therefore been much improved and the issue of the register somewhat accelerated.

3. In addition to the cable which connects the Observatory with the Cable Offices in Hong- kong, we have now another cable connecting us with the Harbour Office. Since July the observations made at Gap Rock and Victoria Peak are transmitted to the Observatory through the Harbour Office, which Department now also undertakes the distribution of meteorological information on the other side of the harbour, with the exception of the China Coast Meteorological Register, distributed by the Government Printers, and a return sent at 4 p.m. each day to the newspapers, which is taken by one of our coolies.

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4. Information regarding storms telegraphed to Hongkong was regularly exhibited on notice boards. This happened on 110 days in 1906. The Red Drum alone was hoisted twice, the Red South Cone and Red Drum 5 times, the Red South Cone alone once, the Black North Cone and Black Drum twice, the Black Drum alone 4 times, the Black South Cone and Black Drum 4 times, the Black South Cone alone 3 times, the Black South Cone and Black Ball 3 times, and the Black Ball alone once. The typhoon gun was fired on four occasions.

5. It should be remembered that this Government supports only the Observatory, and one other meteorological station (Gap Rock). All the other meteorological returns printed in the daily weather report are supplied free of cost by observers in surrounding countries, who are not in the service of the British Government, and of course, not subject to any regula- tions made by the British authorities. Several stations furnish reliable information, while the returns from others are more or less irregular. The barometric observations telegraphed from some stations in China are frequently erratic.

 6. The thanks of the Government are due to the Telegraph Companies, who continue to forward meteorological telegrams from outports to Hongkong free of charge, and also to the staffs of the Eastern Extension and Australasian Telegraph Company at Sharp Peak, Iloilo, Bacolod and Cebu who make and transmit observations twice daily. Unfortunately the telegrams coming over Chinese lines from Hoihow and Pakhoi are usually too late to be of service.

7. Telegraphic connection with the Eastern Telegraph Company's Offices in Victoria was interrupted as follows:-January 5th, 9.56 a. to 2.30 p.; March 9th, 7 a. to 3 p.; April 9th, 10.30 a. to 1.33 p.; May 1st, 6.25 p. to 3rd, 11.25 a.; 13th, 10.8 a. to 14th, 7.15 a.; 11.30 a. to 15th, 8 a.; 9 a. to 17th, 7.50 a.; 9.30 a. to 3.30 p.; 4 p. to 18th, 9.30 June 10th, 7.10 a. to 2.45 p.; September 15th, 7.13 a. to 16th, 9.30 a.; 17th, 4.5 p. to 24th, 2.30 p.; 29th, 3.23 a. to October 1st, 8 a.; December 22nd, 11 a. to noon. Interrup- tions occurred therefore on 27 days, and of course, also during thunderstorms.

a.;

8. Telegraphic connection with Gap Rock was reported interrupted as follows:-Janua- ry 27th, 10.20 a. to 28th, 2.10 p.; March 7th, 7 p. to 9th, 3.18 p.; March 17th, 9.30 a. to April 5th, 12.26 p.; April 5th, 4 p. to August 1st, 11 a.; September 18th, 9 a. to Decem- ber 31st, midt. Interruptions occurred therefore on 248 days.

As our warnings in connection with typhoons in the China Sea are based mainly on re- ports received from the Gap Rock lighthouse, it is of the utmost importance that the cable between Hongkong and Gap Rock should be always in working order. From Victoria Peak the direction of the wind and the reading of the anemograph are telegraphed every hour from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is of importance that this service should be continued during the night whenever required.

 9. The amount of success attached to the firing of the typhoon gun to indicate local gales during the 23 years, 1884 to 1906 inclusive, has been determined according to the method adopted by meteorological offices at home. According to this method of counting, the storm signal is justified if followed by a gale of force 8 and upwards within 48 hours at a place near sea-level within 50 miles of the place where the signal is hoisted. It is a failure because "too late " if it blows a strong gale (force 9) before the signal is hoisted. Accord- ing to this way of counting, a failure has to be recorded every time the NE monsoon freshens to a strong gale (which rarely happens), although we never presume to fire the typhoon gun to signal the freshening of the NE monsoon.

10. The typhoon gun has been fired 44 times since the Observatory was started on the 1st January, 1884, .e., during the past 23 years. During this period it has 48 times blown a gale of force 8 and upwards. Once in January (norther), once in February (norther), once in June (typhoon), 8 times in July, (typhoons), 10 times in August, (typhoons), 16. times in September, (typhoons), 8 times in October, (typhoons), once in November, (ty- phoon), twice in December, (northers).

11. Table I gives an account of all the gales that have passed over the Colony during the past 23 years and the warnings given by the typhoon gun. This shows 77% of success counting all the gales and all the times the gun was fired, and 83% of success if the northers be left out of account as on the four occasions on which northers of the force of a

strong gale blew, the gun was not fired. This compares favourably with the percentage of success in the British Isles 60% of which were justified by subsequent gales (mean of 20 years, 1884-1903 inclusive).

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12. There were three instances when a strong gale occurred, and the gun was not fired, but in each case the typhoon had been previously notified several hours in advance by notices and signals issued. On three occasions the gun was fired and no gale followed, owing in one case to recurvature of the typhoon, and in two to no local gale resulting from the typhoon, the centre of which passed the Colony. Twice the gun was fired too late. In the first case warning had been given some hours previously by the hoisting of signals, and in the second instance, that of September 18th, 1906, both signal and gun were late.

13. It will thus be seen that warning was given of every typhoon that blew in the Colony during the past 23 years, except in case of that of September 18th last, when owing to the extremely small diameter of the disturbance, its existence was not known beforehand and the indications were insufficient to justify the hoisting of signals till half past seven in the morning (Hongkong Mean Time).

The

14. Could earlier warning have been given it would doubtless have contributed to the saving of life and property as far as the boat population in the harbour is concerned. damage in the Colony must in any case have been extensive, for apart from the suddenness with which this gale came on, it occurred at flood tide, which, owing to the typhoon, was of exceptional height and was responsible for a great deal of damage along the sea front, against which no precautionary measures would have availed, the damage being quite out of propor- tion both to the duration and severity of the storm. The maximum hourly wind velocity 77 miles, registered between 9.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. (H.K.M.T.), did not reach full typhoon force. On the other hand there were during this interval some four or five squalls of great severity.

  15. During 1906 in addition to meteorological registers kept at about 40 stations on shore, 2,064 ship logs have been copied on board or forwarded by the captains. The total number of vessels, whose log-books have been made use of, was 314. The total number of days' observations (counting separately those made on board different ships on the same day) was 16,610.

  16. The following is a list of ships, from which logs have been obtained in 1906. When not otherwise distinguished the vessels are steamships :-Acara, Achilles, Aki Maru, Alabama, Alacrity (H. M. S.), Aldershot, Algoa, Amara, Ambria, America Maru, Amigo, Amiral Hamelin, Amur, Andalusia, Andrée Rickmers, Arabia, Aragonia, Arcadia (P. & O. S. N. Co.), Arcadia (Hamburg-Amerika Linie), Arratoon Apcar, Arroyo, Athenian, Atholl, Australian, Australien, Austria, Banca, Bayern, Bellerophon, Benarty, Benavon, Bencleuch, Benledi, Ben Nevis, Benvenue, Binh Thuan, Bombay Maru, Borneo, Braemar, Brisgavia, Bülow, Calédonien, Capri, Carl Diederichsen, Castor, Catherine Apcar, Ceylon, Ceylon Maru, Cheangchew, Cheongshing, Childar, China, Chingtu, Chiyuen, Chowfa, Chowtai, Choysang, Chunsang, City of Delhi, Colombo Maru, Coningsby, Coptic, Cowrie, Cranley, Crusader, Cyclops, Daiya Maru, Dakota, Daphne, Dardanus, Delhi, Denbighshire, Derwent, Deucalion, Devanha, Devawongse, Doric, Eastern, Elizabeth Rickmers, Ellen Rickmers, Empire, Empress of China, Empress of India, Empress of Japan, Esang, Fausang, Feiching. Ferndene, Flora (H. M. S.), Fooshing, Foxley, Franklyn, Fukushu Maru, Germania, Glenfarg, Glenlochy, Gregory Apcar, Haiching, Hailan, Haimun, Hainam, Haitan, Hakata Maru, Hangsang, Hanoi, Hans Wagner, Heimdal, Herzogin Cecilie (Schulschiff), Hoihow, Hongbee, Hongkong Maru, Hong Wan I, Hopsang, Hué, Huichow, Hupeh, Idomeneus, Indrani, Ischia, Ithaka, Japan, Java, J. B. Aug. Kessler, Jeseric, Joshin Maru, Kabafuto Maru, Kaga Maru, Kaifong, Kamakura Maru, Kanagawa Maru, Kasado Maru, Kashing, Keemun, Kensington, Kilbrennan, Kina, Kioyei Maru No. 2, Kohsichang, Korat, Korea, Koun Maru, Kowloon, Kueichow, Kumano Maru, Kumsang, Kutsang, Kwanglee, Kwangse, Kwangtah, Kweiyang, Kwongsang, Laertes, Laisang, Lawhill (sailing ship), Lennox, Liberia, Lisa, Loongsang, Loosok, Lothian, Lydia, Lyra, Machew, Madeleine Rickmers, Magallanes, Malta, Manchuria, Masan Maru, Mathilde, Mausang, Mazagon, Meefoo, Mernnon, Mercedes (H. M. T.), Minnesota, Moldavia, Mongolia, Monteagle, Mortlake, Namsang, Nanshan, Newby Hall, Nicomedia, Nikko Maru, Nile, Ningpo, Nippon, Nippon Maru, Nordkap, Numantia, Oceana, Océanien, Onsang, Paklat, Palamcotta, Palma, Patrol, Pekin, Peleus, Pera, Persia, Peshawur, Petchaburi, Phu Yen, Pindari, Pingsuey, Pitsanulok, Polynésien, Prince George (barquentine), Prinz Eitel Friedrich, Prinzess Alice, Prinz Heinrich, Prinz Regent Luitpold, Prinz Sigismund, Prinz Waldemar, Progress, Prometheus, Providence, Quarta, Radnorshire, Ragnar, Rajaburi, Rajah, Rajput, Ramsay, Reigate, Rhenania, Riojun Maru, Roon, Rubi, Sabine Rickmers, Sachsen, Sado Maru, Saint George, Salazie, Sambia, Samsen, Sandakan, Sardinia, Saxonia, Scandia, Segovia, Senegambia, Seydlitz, Shah Allum, Shahjehan, Shansi, Shantung, Shaohshing, Shinano, Shinano Maru, Siam, Siberia, Sibirien, Sierra Morena, Silesia, Skuld, Slavonia,

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Socotra, So-shu Maru, Spezia, Stentor, Suevia, Suisang, Sumatra, Sunda, Sungkiang, Taifu, Taikosan Maru, Taishan, Taiwan, Taiyuan, Tango Maru, Tartar, Tean, Telemachus, Telena, Terrible (H. M. S.), Tinhow, Tjibodas, Tjilatjap, Tjiliwong, Tjimahi, Tjipanas, Totomi Maru, Tranquebar, Tremont, Trieste, Tsinan, Twickenham, Tydeus, Umballa, Uniform, Venetia, Verona, Victoria, Volute, Wabafuto Maru, Waihora, Wakamatsu Maru, Waterwitch (H. M. S.), Willehad, Wisconsin (U. S. S.), Woolwich, Wongkoi, Wosang, Yangmoo, Yawata Maru, Yiksang, Yochow, Yoshin Maru, Zafiro, Zaida, Zibenghla, Zoroaster.

 17. The entry of observations made at sea in degree squares for the area between 9° South and 45° North Latitude, and between the longitude of Singapore and 180° East of Greenwich, has been continued by Miss Doberck and 309,284 in all have now been entered (Table II).

 18. As stated in the "Instructions for making Meteorological Observations, etc.", meteorological instruments forwarded by observers, who regularly send their Registers to the Observatory, are verified here free of cost. During the past year one barometer, one aneroid and six thermometers were verified. In addition several hundred barometers and aneroids. on board ship were compared with our standard.

 19. Mr. FIGG has made 201 sets of observations of dew-point with Alluard's apparatus, simultaneous observations being taken with rotating dry and damp thermometers. The results will be used in the improvements of hygrometric tables. It is expected that there will soon be a chance of having these observations continued in England, which is of import- ance for the purpose of having them extended through a longer range of temperature.

 20. In 1906 the number of transits observed was 542. The axis of the transit instru- ment was levelled 276 times and the azimuth and collimation errors, which are less liable to variation were determined 39 times by aid of the meridian mark. Since the return of Mr. PLUMMER from leave of absence on the 24th February these observations, which were previously made by Mr. FIGG, have all been made by him. No alterations have been made in any of the standard clocks during the year and the going of all has been fairly satisfactory.

 The errors of the Time-ball are given in Table III. The ball is not dropped on Sundays nor on Government holidays. There were two failures during 1906. On the 26th July the ball was prevented from falling intentionally because a flash of lightning occurring about 80 seconds before 1 p.m. had reversed the magnetism of the galvanometer and it was impos- sible to judge whether any other damage had been done. On the 2nd June the ball was also intentionally prevented from falling but that was owing to a mistake on the part of the observer in charge. On twelve other occasions the ball was not hoisted, viz., on the 18th and 29th September in consequence of typhoons, on the 10th April in consequence of a thunder- storm and on the 9th April, the 22nd and 23rd May, and from the 19th to 25th September, owing to interruption of the line and repairs not having been effected. The ball was dropped 287 times in 1906. The probable error was in January ±0. 14, in February ± 0. 15, in March ± 0.39, in April ± 0. 16, in May ±0. 15, in June ±0. 18, in July ±0. 17, in August ±0.12, in September ±0. 23, in October ±0. 13, in November ±0. 14, in December ±0.10.

21. A new site for a time-ball tower has been selected on Signal Hill near the meridian of the transit instrument. The plans for the new tower have been approved and its con- struction is proceeding. It is much taller and roomier than the old tower and other improve- ments have been introduced based on twenty-three years' experience.

22. The cisterns of the barograph and standard barometers are placed 109 feet above M.S.L. The bulbs of the thermometers are rotated 108 feet above M.S.L. and 4 feet above the grass. The solar radiation thermometer is placed at the same height. The rim of the raingauge is 105 feet above M.S.L. and 21 inches above the ground.

23. An eight-inch raingauge was fixed by me in the Police compound at Taipo about ten miles to the North of this Observatory. The amount of rain in inches measured was as follows: Jan. 1.10, Feb. 3.80, Mar. 2.91, April 14.27, May 13.14, June 7.16, July 11.43, Aug. 6.75, Sept. 30.88, Oct. 2.01, Nov. 0.06, Dec. 0.71. The total for the year 1906 was 94.22 or about a fifth more than at this Observatory. A new Halliwell raingauge has been worked throughout the year at the Observatory, and has been of great assistance in measuring heavy

rain.

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24. The Monthly Weather Reports are arranged as follows:-

Table I exhibits the hourly readings of the barometer reduced to freezing point of water, but not to sea level nor for gravity, as measured (at two minutes to the hour [mean time] named) from the barograms.

Tables II and III exhibit the temperature of the air and of evaporation as deter- mined by aid of rotating thermometers. Table II exhibits also the extrems temperatures reduced to rotating thermometers by comparisons of thermometere hung beside them. Table III exhibits also the solar radiation (black bulb in vacuo), maximum temperatures reduced to Kew arbitrary standard.

Table IV exhibits the mean relative humidity in percentage of saturation and mean tension of water vapour present in the air in inches of mercury, for every hour of the day and for every day of the month, calculated by aid of Blanford's Table from the data in Tables II and III.

Table V exhibits the duration of sunshine expressed in hours, from half-an-hour

before to half-an-hour after the hour (true time) named.

Table VI exhibits the amount of rain (or dew) in inches registered from half-an- hour before to half-an-hour after the [mean time] hour named. It exhibits also the observed duration of rain.

Table VII exhibits the velocity of the wind in miles and its direction in points. (1-32.) The velocity is measured from half-an-hour before to half-an-hour after the hour [mean time] named, but the direction is read off at the hour. Table VIII exhibits the amount (0-10), name (Howard's Classification), and direction whence coming of the clouds. Where the names of upper and lower clouds are given, but only one direction, this refers to the lower clouds. With regard to the names of clouds, nimbus (nim) is entered only when the rain is seen to fall; when no rain is seen to fall cumulo-nimbus (cum-nim) is entered. This name indicates clouds intermediate between cum and nim. Cumulo-stratus (cum-str) is the well-known thunder cloud, while strato- cumulus (str-cum) signifies a cloud intermediate between stratus and cum. Sm-cum means alto-cumulus.

Table IX exhibits for every hour in the day, the mean velocity of the wind reduced to 4 as well as 2 directions, according to strictly accurate formulæ, and also the mean direction of the wind. Below this is printed a list of the phenomena observed.

25. The following annual Weather Report for 1906 is arranged as follows:-

Table IV exhibits the mean values for the year (or hourly excess above this) obtained from the monthly reports. The total duration of rain was 620 hours. There fell at least 0.01 inch of rain on 150 days.

Table V exhibits the number of hours during a portion of which at least 0.005

inch of rain (or dew) was registered.

Table VI exhibits the number of days with wind from eight different points of the compass. The figures are obtained from the mean daily directions in Table VII of the monthly reports. Days with wind from a point equidistant from two directions given, are counted half to one of these and half to the other, e.g., half of the days when the wind was NNE are counted as N, and the other half as NE.

Table VII exhibits the number of days on which certain meteorological phenomena were registered, and also the total number of thunderstorms noted in the neighbourhood during the past year.

Table VIII shows the frequency of clouds of different classes.

Table IX is arranged as last year.

Table X exhibits the monthly and annual extremes.

Table XI contains five-day means.

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26. The observations of magnetic declination and horizontal force published in Tables XII and XIII were made with magnet No. 55 on Kew pattern unifilar magnetometer Elliot Brothers, No. 55. The dips were observed with dip-circle Dover, No. 71. The height above mean sea level at which the magnets are suspended is 116 feet and the position in which they are placed is 156 yards almost due Westward of the transit instrument. This is equivalent to a difference of longitude of 0.33. The methods adopted in making the observations and in determining and applying the corrections are explained in Appendix G of Observations and Researches made in 1885 "On the verification of unifilar magnetometer Elliot Brothers No. 55." The value of 72 K used was 3.44914 at 25° Cent. The value of P was 8.505. The mean value of the magnetic moment of the vibrating needle was 570.24. From comparisons made between magnetometers No. 55 and No. 83 in the year 1898 it was shown that the correction to the horizontal force obtained by the former as given in Tables XIII and XIV was +0.00052 (see "Observations and Researches made in 1898"

page 19).

The times of vibration exhibited in Table XIII are each derived from 12 observations' of the time occupied by the magnet in making 100 vibrations, corrections having been applied for rate of chronometer and arc of vibration.

The observations of horizontal force given in Table XIV are expressed in C. G. S. units. The vertical and total forces have been computed by aid of the observed dips.

As in the previous year gangs of coolies were at work with pick and spade in the near neighbourhood of the magnetic house in March and May, after which this source of possible error ceased.

27. Doctor ALESSIO of the Italian Cruiser Calabria visited the Observatory during the month of August for the purpose of making an accurate determination of the constant of gravity as well as of the magnetic elements. The magnetic hut was placed at his disposal for this work.

28. Appendix A contains 5 day means of meteorological observations from 23 years hourly observations. This table enables one at a glance to ascertain how much the barometer, thermometer, etc., read off at any time differs from the mean value. Tracks of typhoons in 1906 are being constructed by Mr. F. G. FIGG and will be published as soon as they are ready.

W. DOBERCK,

Director.

Hongkong Observatory, 28th January, 1907.

When the gun was fired.

When it blew hardest.

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Table I.

INTERVAL

BETWEEN

GUN-FIRE AND

Success

or

Remarks.

Failure.

m.p.h.

m.p.h. hours. hours.

No.

1884 July 29th

55

Failure.

:

8 p.

Yes.

1884 Aug. 21st

25

1884 Aug. 21st

25

Failure.

:

9.45 p.

9.45 p.

At noon on the 28th typhoon notified as approaching coast not far from Hong- kong.

No gale Colony in left hand semi-circle of typhoon (centre within 180 miles).

Yes.

1884 Sept. 10th

29

1884 Sept. 10th

89

13.2 18.2 Success.

5.45 a.

midt.

Yes.

1885 Aug. 17th

42

1885 Ang. 17th

53

2.5

2.5 Success.

12.30 p.

3 p.

No.

1886 Dec. 7th

54

Failure. Norther.

5 u.

Yes.

1887 July 20th 4.30 a.

42

1887 July 20th

50

11.5

11.5 Success.

1 p.

Yes.

1887 Sept. 11th

31

1887 Sept. 11th

51

3.9

3.9 Success.

7.05 p.

11 p.

Yes.

1887 Sept. 17th

40

8.50 a.

1887 Sept. 17th 5 p.

69

2.2

8.2 Success.

Yes.

1887 Sept. 20th

39

10.05 p.

1887 Sept. 21st 2 p.

56

12.9

15.9 Success.

Yes.

1887 Sept. 25th 34

1887 Sept. 26th

55

22.5 22.5 Success.

6.30 a.

5 a.

Yes.

1888 Sept. 28th

35

1888 Sept. 28th

50

14.1

14.1 Success.

7.55 a.

10 p.

No.

:

1889 Feb. 10th 53

:

Failure. Norther.

22

1 a.

No.

1889 Oct. 16th

61

:

6 a.

Yes.

1890 Oct. 13th

52

6.10 a.

1890 Oct. 13th 7 a.

53

0.0

Failure. Oct. 15th 5.45 p. drum hoisted. At 5.55 p.

notice given of typhoon.

0.8 Failure. (Too late.) Lanterns

hoisted Oct. 12th 11.30 p.

Yes.

1891 July 19th

38

1.0 a.

1891 July 19th 7 a.

64

2.0 6.0 Success.

Yes.

1891 Aug. 2nd

39

9.30 p.

1891 Aug. 3rd 61

5 a.

2.5 7.5 Success.

No.

:

1891 Dec. 4th

63

Failure. Norther.

:

1 a.

Yes.

1893 Sept. 8th

27

1893 Sept. 9th 59

14.7 16.8 Success.

10.15 a.

3 a.

Yes.

1893 Sept. 28th

25

1893 Sept. 28th

61

6.5

14.5 Success.

8.30 a.

11 թ.

Yes.

1893 Oct. 1st

31

4.0 p.

1893 Oct. 2nd 3 p.

81

12.0

23.0 Success.

Yes.

1893 Oct. 8th

38

1893 Oct. 8th

58

3.3

4.3 Success.

4.45 a.

9 a.

Yes.

1894 June 24th

40

1894 June 24th

48

1.6

1.6 Success.

4.25 p.

6 p.

When it blew

hardest.

When the gun was fired.

Whether the gun

fired or not.

was

--

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Table 1,-Continued.

INTERVAL

BETWEEN

GUN-FIRE AND

Observatory

Highest Wind Velocity

Gap Rock.

Beginning of

m.p.h.

m.p.h. hours. hours.

Success

or

Remarks.

Failure.

Yes.

1894 Sept. 10th

6 Se

29

7.45 a.

1894 Sept. 10th 11 a.

38

3.3

Failure. No gale.

Yes.

1894 Sept. 18th

25

4.15 p.

1894 Sept. 19th 10 a.

67

4.8

17.8 Success.

Yes.

1894 Sept. 24th

42

1894 Sept. 25th

86

4.8

9.8

Success.

11.10 p.

9 a.

Yes.

1894 Sept. 29th

16

1894 Sept. 30th

64

10.2

22.3 Success.

10.45 a.

9 a.

Yes.

1894 Oct. 4th

31

1894 Oct. 5th

85

10.5

30.5 Success.

10.30 a.

5 P.

Yes.

1895 July 28th

23

1895 July 28th

53

5.5

5.5 Success.

8.30 a.

2 p.

Yes.

1896 July 29th

18

9.5 a.

1896 July 29th 10 p.

108

8.9 12.9 Success.

Yes.

1896 Aug. 9th

28

1896 Aug. 9th

66

2.5

7.5 Success.

9.30 a.

5 p.

Yes.

1896 Oct. 5th

17

1896 Oct. 6th

66

9.7

21.7 Success.

7.20 a.

5 a.

Yes.

1896 Oct. 11th

22

11.45 a.

1896 Oct. 11th midt.

48

12.2

12.2

Success. Gale at Gap Rock not

at Observatory.

Yes.

1897 Sept. 17th

49

1897 Sept. 17th

56

2.5

2.5

Success.

2.30 p.

5.0 P.

Yes.

1898 June 30th

45

1898 July 1st

47

11.5

Success. Force 9 at Gap Rock.

3.30 p.

3 a.

Yes.

1898 Aug. 3rd

31

1898 Aug. 5th

62

32.0

38.0 Success.

11.0 a.

I a.

Yes.

1898 Aug. 17th

39

1898 Aug. 17th

61

1.7 7.7 Success.

12.20 p.

8 p.

Yes.

1900 Aug. 20th

28

1900 Aug. 21st

اة

19.2 Success.

6.45 a.

2 a.

Yes.

1900 Sept. 10th

28

4.15 p.

1900 Sept. 11th 8 a.

68

5.8

15.8Success.

Yes.

1900 Nov. 9th

333

39

6.15 p.

1900 Nov. 10th 5 a.

90

3.8

10.8 Success.

Yes.

1902 July 19th

27

5.30 a.

1902 July 18th 10 p.

61

11.5

16.5 Success.

Yes.

1902 July 27th

35

1902 July 27th

39

:

0.8 Success. Force 8 at Gap Rock.

9.10 p.

10 p.

Yes.

1902 Aug. 2nd 36

1902 Aug. 2nd

323

82

7.1

7.1

Success.

2.55 p.

10 p.

Yes.

1903 Oct. 27th

36

7.20 a.

No.

:

1903 Oct. 27th 46

9 a.

1904 Aug. 10th

333

53

:

:

2 a.

1.7 Success. Force 10 at Gap Rock.

:

Failure. Black signals 9th, 12h 33m p. At 11h 40m a. "Strong E to SEwinds."

was

Whether the gun

fired or not.

When the gun was fired.

servatory when fired.

Wind Velocity at the Ob-

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Table I,-Continued.

When it blew hardest.

INTERVAL

BETWEEN

GUN-FIRE AND|

Highest Wind Velocity

at

Observatory or

Gap Rock.

Beginning of

strong gale.

Highest Wind

Velocity.

Success

ΟΙ

Failure.

Remarks.

m.p.h.

m.p.h. hours. hours.

Yes.

1904 Aug. 25th

45

1904 Aug. 25th

56

4.9 6.9 Success.

5.4 a.

noon.

Yes.

1905 Aug. 29th

21

9.17 p.

1905 Aug. 30th 4 p.

65

15.7

18.7

Success.

No.

1906 Jan. 30th

53

11 a.

Yes.

1906 May 21st 11.37 a.

24

1996 May 21st

27

:

noon.

Failure. Norther for one hour.

Failure. No gale. Typhoon re- curved when 100 miles E of Hongkong.

Yes.

1906 Sept. 18th

45

8.17 a.

1906 Sept. 18th 10 a.

77

0.1

1.7

Failure. Black Drum hoisted at At Gap

at 7h 37m a.

Rock maximum force 6.

Yes.

1906 Sept. 20th

49

1906 Sept. 20th

57

5.2

6.2 Success.

3.47 a.

10 a.

Yes.

1906 Sept. 28th 4.37 p.

28

1906 Sept. 29th 78

9 a.

10.4

16.4 Success.

Table II.

Meteorological Observations entered in 10° Squares from 1893-1906 inclusive.

Square Number.

Jan.

Feb.

March April May June

July August Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

19

6

9

3

15

2

8

10

1

1

1

...

20

62

48

23

62

55

13

39

38

12

48

30

31

21

56

43

61

49

61

13

32

36

9

35

39

54

22

13

27

21

35

47

30

54

31

4

29

18

6

23

259

406

153

135

90

68

182

160

82

196

160

286

24

720

524

675

625

478

522

841

750

580

679

838

745

25

559

404

406

348

348

342

422

462

375

688

726

618

26

3409

3033

3623

3749

3837

3937

4114

4399

4122

4160

3656

3450

27

5

7

5

15

8

9

12

5

4

4

55

22

37

26

20

27

45

31

30

20

10

21

25

56

23

59

30

15

34

40

51

52

16

33

37

22

57

62

89

48

76

59

37

73

52

12

54

39

48

58

79

94

119

76

99

80

70

96

20

36

101

84

59

147

168

171

79

96

112

141

120

26

115

185

143

60

379

462

436

324

389

381

578

425

295

305

353

362

61

4058

3540 4126

3864

4365

4542

4757 4797

4675 4759

4424

4154

62

2011

1955

2202

2153

2329

2393

2230

2264

2299

2191

2093

2032

63

44

51

60

66

70

90

78

82

86

90

67

52

91

97

177

98

188

32

46

52

53

58

119

238

135

92

95

177

99

163

39

19

34

27

38

84

206

139

93

77

132

79

94

10

28

7

41

37

80

136

115

94

75

67

87

107

77

98

87

58

36

33

182

75

2855

95

103

138

107

120

125

69

117

104

74

129

95

144

96

2284 2096 2211 2102 2428

2386

2505

2355 2177

2375 2217

2124

97

988

983 1163 1023 1027 1131

1120 1104 1122 1167 1191

1103

208

Table II-Continued.

Meteorological Observations entered in 10° Squares from 1893-1906 inclusive.

Square Number. Jan.

Feb. March

April May June July

August Sept. Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

98

321

291

298

324

390

385

417

419

401

404

401

371

127

247

131

215

165

193

206

242

260

253

233

180

161

128

271

166

245

224

226

260

287

349

301

297

217

215

129

305

220

334

313

251

317

301

390

339

322

324

293

130

920

704

963

869

978

1000

1081

1100

899

965

987

907

131

644

621

640

667

681

741

822

941

635

690

664

575

132

1996

1788

2337

2719

3003 3059

3366

3092

2797 2893

2729

2059

133

6

130

143

172

186

191

152

146

180

164

31

163

352

277

312

404

388

383

432

496

387

398

386

307

164

543

385

508

589

570

654

675

730

638

620

542

450

165

601

409

542

587

689

708

729

761

701

644

620

504

166

186

153

195

177

236

262

292

244

268

242

224

190

167

20

21

28

67

92

131

182

167

108

76

62

22

168

14

12

12

12

8

18

16

1

169

170

199

95

84

104

147

130

149

141

126

154

148

128

200

13

6

13

8

11

29

10

22

3235

79

1

201

202

203

2

:

318

3

21

15

19

3

7

319

66

43

83

27

28

16

4

34

11

33

320

31

37

71

62

64

118

82

44

43

79

70

55

321

28

85

79

100

64

104

92

108

99

101

134

99

322

124

64

108

131

143

165

141

170

187

164

171

144

323

641

374

512

392

343

368

453

394

391

385

490

509

324

602

447

384

223

146

191

296

310

431

583

694

624

325

530

434

522

641

528

666

851

898

937

720

623

502

326

24174 21489 24659 24487 25452 26548 28766 28720 26352 27628

Table III.

Errors of Time Ball in 1906.

26919 9 24090

means too late

+ means too early.

Date. Jan.

Feb.

Mar. April. May. June. July.

Aug. Sept. Oct.

Nov. Dec.

S.

f.

S.

S.

S.

Ꭶ.

S.

S.

S.

S.

1

S.

+ 0.4

S.

0.3

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

+ 0.6

0.2

0.1

0.4

+ 0.5

+ 0.2

0.1

0.1

0.1

+ 0.4

0.1

0.1

0.3

...

0.2

+ 0.2

0.1

+ 0.2

0.1

0.2

0.1

+ 0.2

0.1

0.2

+ 0.3

0.2

0.1

0.1

+ 0.2

0.3

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.1

+ 0.2

+ 0.4

-

0.3

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

+ 0.4

+ 0.3

+ 0.6

0.3

0.2

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.1 + 0.6

+ 0.3

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.3

9

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.2

10

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

+ 0.3

0.1

0.1

0.1

+0.3

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.1

+ 0.3

0.1

12

0.

0.1

0.1

+ 0.3

+ 0.5

0.2

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

13

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

+ 0.4

+ 0.2

0.1

0.1

- 0.3

0.1

14

+ 0.2

0.2

0.1

+ 0.6

0.1

+ 0.2

0.1

0.1

0.5

15

0.2

0.1

+ 0.2

+ 0.7

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

· 0.5

16

0.1

0.1

0.1

+ 0.2

0.1

+ 0.8

+ 0.3

0.1

+ 0.2

+ 0.2

17

0.1

0.1

0.1 +

+ 0.9

0.1

+ 0.3

+ 0.2

0.1

18

+ 0.2

0.6 - 0.2

0.1

0.1

0.1

+ 0.3

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

19

0.1

+ 0.3

+ 0.3

+ 0.2

0.1

+ 0.3

+ 0.2

0.1

20

0.1

0.1

+ 0.3

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

+ 0.2

0.1

0.1

0.1

21

0.2

0.1

+ 0.2

0.1

+ 0.2

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

22

+ 0.3

0.1 + 0.2

0.1

0.1

+ 0.3

0.1

23

0.1

0.1

0.1

+ 0.4

0.1

0.2

0.1

+ 0.3

+ 0.2

0.1

24

0.1

+ 0.2

0.1

0.1

+ 0.4

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.2

25

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

+ 0.2

+ 0.3

0.1

0.2

26

www.

· 0.2 + 0.5

+ 0.2

+ 0.2

+ 0.4

+ 0.4

0.1

27

0.1

0.1

0.2 + 0.8

+ 0.2

0.1

+ 0.5

+ 0.8

0.1

0.1

28

0.1

0.1

0.3

+ 0.8

0.1

0.1

0.1

+ 0.2

+ 0.6

+ 0.2

0.1

29

+ 0.4

0.1

0.1

+ 1.0

30

+ 0.4

+1.1

***

+ 0.2

+ 0.2

0.1

+ 0.2

0.1

0.1

0.2

+ 0.3

0.1

0.4

+ 0.3

31

+ 0.5

+ 0.2

0.1

+ 1.3

0.1

0.2

+ 0.3

+ 0.2

Pressure,

Temperature,

Diurnal Rauge..

Humidity,

Vapour Tension.

Sunshine (Total).

Rainfall (Total).

Hours of Rain (Total),

Intensity of Rain,

Wind-Velocity,.

Wind- Direction.

Cloudiness,

Solar Radiation, Excess of do.

Table IV.

Mean Values and Hourly Excess above the mean of Meteorological Elements in 1906.

1 a.

2 a.

3 a.

4 a.

5 a.

6a.

7 a.

Sa.

9a.

10 a.

11 a. Noon. 1 p.

2 p.

3 P.

4 P.

5. p.

6 p.

7 p. Sp.

9 p.

10 p.

11 p.

Midt.

Mean or

Total.

-.015+.002 +.014 +.022 +.022 +.014

+.005

.006

-.014

-.017

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.0

-

-.012

2.2

-

.001 +.016 +.030 +.040 +.041 +.033 +.014 −.009 -.028 -.040 2.1 1.6 0.6 0.4 + 15 + 2.0 + 2.6 + 2.7 + 2.6 +2.4

044 -040

+ 2.0 +

-.030

0.1

1.2 + 0.3

29.829

0.3

0.5

0.6

1.1

1.3

71.8

...

...

...

8.5

...

...

+

3.475 2.295

32

31

2.265

41

0.109 0.067

0.055

0.2

0.6

0.6

+ 5 + 6 + 5 + 5+ + + 3 +.008 +.005 +.002 .001 -.004 -.005 -.007 23.4

2.580

40

0.064

0.9

0

3

6

7

6

D

3

1.220

40

0.030

0.5

2.045

40

0.051

39

20

20

0.8

10

0° +

-.009 -.010 -.009 -.007 113.3 155.4 171.9 185.6 185.9 189.4 192.9 4.455 3.645 3.660 4.315 5.250 44 45 37 36 35 0.101 0.081 0.099 0.120 0.150 0.6 + 0.4 + 1.2 + 1.4 + 3° 40

-.010

-.012

..006 .004

191.8 185.1 3.765 6.245 3.460 38 34 29 0.099 0.184 0.119 + 5 + 1.6 + 1.5 + 9° + 6o + 6°

.004

178.9

.000

129.1

0 + 1 + 2 +.005 +.007 +.010 33.3

+ 3 + 3 + 5+ 5! +.012 +.013 +.015 +.011]

78

0.638

1936.3

1.895

33

0.057

+1.3

2.385

2.290

21

0.114

33

0.069

1.2 + 0.4

3.555 1.860 31 20 0.115 0.062 1.0 1.3

+ 4° + 2o + 1°

2.290

26

0.088

1.9

2.480

33

3.360

5.195

3.810

77.795

30

35

25

822

0.075

0.112

0.148

0.152

0.095

1.5

1.5

1.4

0.4

13.0

20

5o E 18° S

4

69

118.4

Table V.

Number of Hours during a portion of which it rained for each Month of the year 1906.

41.9

Month.

a.

2 a.

3 a.

4a.

5 a.

6 a.

a. 8 a.

9 a.

10 a.

11 a.

Noon. 1 p.

2 p. 3 p.

4 p.

5 p.

6 p.

7 p.

8 p.

9 p.

10 p. 11 p. Midt. Total.

4

4

3

4

10 10 10 21SNN-O-ON

come to ON HO

4

January,

February,

March,

April,

May,

4

June,

4

July,..

August,

4

2

September,

9

10

October,

1

1

November,

0

0

0

0

1

1

December,

1

1

3

1

0

2

4

Total,

32

34

41

40

40

40

44

45 37 36 35

38

34 29

4

N--ON-1 ONA 43120 10

1-

I

3

4

3

4

1 2 21 2 23

4

FONO N N 90 Or 00 00 00 O

2

ON-C10 30 20 TH 1-000

- 00 01 00 10 20 - 30 00 - 06

CTN 10 10 TH CON-O-

I

0

2

4

3

1

2

9

2

1

-- 10000 HISTO-

21 - 30 10 30 - 60 61 10 OOH

O-310 3o - so so so−ON

-ONNUS - O CANON

-2010 00 00 10 21 ON HEN

1

01 −1 00 OIN

1

3

1

2

1

5

- 30 1 10 10 00 01 * 00 00

5

53

3

SOTHO TH 00 00

0000 # 19

70

1

76

3

95

119

0

58

1

84

0

1

46

5

150

2

1

26

0

I

2

0

11

1

0

1

2

1

1

34

333333

21

33

31

309

26

33

30

35

25

822

209

210

Table VI.

Number of Days with Wind from eight different points of the Compass during each month of the year 1906.

January,

February,

March,...

April,

May,

June,

July,

MONTH.

August,

September,

October,

November,

December,

N.

NE.

E.

SE.

S.

SW.

W.

NW.

00 00 01

2

9

14

5

5

17

1

2

19

4

19

1-00

3

1

26

1

:

20

4

6

4

2764L

35 + CO

Sums,

43

32

722

9423

15

14

12

18

174

...

1

26

26

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

2

14

1

16

1

11

3

2

1

2

3

1

1

24

24

42

12

12

Table VII.

Total Number of Days on which different Meteorological Phenomena were noted and

Total Number of Thunderstorms during each month of the

year

1906.

Rainbows.

MONTH.

Fog.

January,

February,

March,

12

April,

10

May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December,

4206

9

13

12

22122

:

1

1

34

Phenomena.

Electric

Lightning.

Thunder.

Thunder-

storms.

Unusual

Visibility.

Dew.

2

14

3

9

15

9

6

6

14

13

12

5

6

17

15

4

17

2 2

14

14

3

10

1

1

1

7

1

2

3

5

:

Sums,

46

84

77

48

45

66

Table VIII.

1

Lunar Halo.

Corona.

Lunar

Solar Halo.

Solar

Corona.

30 21 12 N

NN2N 10

:

6

...

2

10

4

1

3

Ι

:

33

59

15

12

1

26

1

Total Number of Times that Clouds of different forms were Observed in each month of the year 1906.

MONTH.

C.

c-str.

e-cum. sm-cum.

cum. cum-str. str.

r-cum. cum-nim. uim.

January,

10

5

1

61

82

30

32

32

February,

23

85

25

41

52

March,

1

29

103

30

30

43

April,

12

1

32

102

12

39

55

May,

22

18

31

134

13

25

46

June,

4

47

29

192

3

6

20

July,

55

15

19

199

11

25

August,

35

40

8

180

September,

October,.

November,... December,

Sums,....

21

18

15

17

6

∞ to a ∞

31

143

6

49

106

42

44

120 83

010100

21202

2

12

13

18

5

11

5

6

16

193

157

399

1529

1

150

219

366

:

Month.

Barometric Tide.

Mean Diurnal Variability of Temperature.

Aqueous Vapour.

Weight of

RAINFALL.

Mean.

1906.

211

Table IX.

Hourly Intensity

of Rain.

MEAN DIRECTION OF CLOUDS

WHENCE COMING.

NUMBER OF DAYS

WITH

CLOUDS BELOW.

Lower. Upper. Cirrus.

2000 ft. 1000 ft.

January,

0.112

2.36

4.10

1.32

1.985

0.029

E 4° SW 5° S

February, 0.097 3.06 5.18

1.86

2.250

0.020 S 37° E W 10° S

March,

0.104 3.13 4.95

2.63

2.630

0.030

E 43° SW 1°N

April,....... 0.089 2.11 6.83

5.56

9.790

0.129

E 39° S W 12° S

May,

0.083

1.72 8.36

13.43

11.580

0.152

S 43° E. W 22° S

June,

0.071

1.07 9.31

16.80

5.895

0.268

S 28° W W 33° S

:

:

:

:

:

:

7

20

13

20

July,

0.071 0.67 9.57 13.32

6.915

0.224 S 26° W E 4°

0

:

August,

September, 0.071 2.04 8.99

0.075 1.21 9.43

14.22

3.970

0.180 S 30° W N 40° E

:

8.21

October,.. 0.095 1.22 5.99

4.73

| 30.595

1.320

0,378 E 10° SE 39° N

:

0.078 E 10 NS 31° E

:

November,... 0.106 1.59 4.57

1.7!

0.175

0.029 | E 12° N S 38° W

December,... 0.110 2.54 4.62

1.03

0.660

0.029 E 3° N W 37° S

6

Mean or

0.090 1.90 6.85 84.82

77.795 0.125 E 44° S

Total,...

:

5

2

14

1

1

6

I

2

1

I

I

99

25

Table X.

Monthly Extremes of the Principal Meteorological Elements registered during the year 1906.

BAROMETER.

TEM-

PERATURE.

HUMI-

DITY.

VAPOUR TENSION.

RAIN.

Month.

WIND

VELOCITY.

RADIA-

TION.

Max.

Min.

Max. Min.' Min.

Max. Min.

Hourly Daily Max. Max.

Max. Sun Max.

January,

30.277 29.727 72.8 46.8

51

0.674 0.215

0.995

0.725 53

123.0

February,... 30.203 29.568 79.1 47.0

March,

April,....... 29.990 29.488 81.1 60.2

52

0.820

0.200

0.895

0.640 40

131.2

30.355 29.742 80.1 48.2

19

0.814

0.097 0.710

0.300 42

129.1

55

0.871

0.412

2.275 0.965 43

132.2

May,

29.938 29.330

89.4 66.7 49

0.967

0.461

3.760

0.790 42

147.8

June,

29.804 29.522 90.6 74.2 57

0.975

0.565

1.585

1.020 36

145.6

July,

29.770 29.324 91.2 75.9 56

0.999

0.715

2.000

0.590 34

143.7

August,...... 29.833 29.224 93.7 74.6

September,. 29.916 29.066 90.3 73.4

49

0.993

0.732 1.210

0.640 26

143.9

49

1.008

0.585

5.265

1.950 78

146.5

October,...... 30.007 29.638 88.9 65.7

23

0.952

0.196

1.060

0.160 34

141.7

November,. 30.281 29.751 82.9 55.3 26

December,... 30.287 29.778 78.4

0.813

0.221 0.085

0.060 33 137.5

50.3

15

0.654

0.065 0.390 0.120 32

130.2

Year,.. 30.355 29.066 93.7 46.8

15

1.008

0.065 5.265 1.950 78

147.8

1

PERIODS.

212

Table XI.

Five-Day Means of the Principal Meteorological Elements observed at Hongkong in 1906.

FIVE-DAY

Barometer.

Temper Humidity.

ature.

Vapour Tension.

Wind Velocity.

Nebulosity. Sunshine.

Rain.

Jan.

1- 5

30.138

56.8

70

0.330

5.8

6.5

3.9

6-10

29.981

64.1

84

.509

12.8

""

7.0

3.8

11-15

30.084

54.2

84

.360

5.2

9.8

0.0

0.019

16-20

.130

58.4

74

.362

13.0

7.2

4.7

0.028

21-25

.037

59.5

80

.416

15.7

7.2

22

4.2

26-30

.030

57.2

82

389

20.9

9.7

"

0.8

0.151

31- 4

.003

56.5

78

وو

.361

16.0

8.3

2.1

0.247

Feb. 5-9

29.927

61.7

82

.460

16.6

7.8

3.7

0.085

10-14

.921

57.3

92

.431

23.6

29

10.0

0.283

15-19

.849

60.0

""

98

.509

25.4

10.0

0.015

20-24

.756

70.8

93

""

.687

11.5

9.0

2.5

0.008

25- 1

.928

55.3

76

2:

346

10.0

10.0

0.020

Mar. 2-6

30.167

57.6

51

240

12.8

6.6

4.9

0.008

7-11

.183

59.6

68

""

364

16.0

5.5

7.1

0.003

12-16

29.995

60.3

78

.409

18.4

""

10.0

0.2

0.234

17-21

.833

67.9

93

.640

11.5

22

9.8

1.5

0.037

22-26

.903

64.3

95

.579

23.4

9.9

0.2

0.016

27-31

.949

61.6

""

90

.495

15.3

10.0

0.3

0.219

Apr. 1-5

.864

65.4

85

.530

13.7

9.5

0.8

0.275

6-10

728

69.9

""

86

.631

16.0

7.5

4.0

0.323

11-15

.827

68.3

91

.636

18.2

""

9.6

0.8

0.754

16-20

.806

68.5

92

.646

22.4

9.7

0.3

0.527

21-25

.877

71.5

89

.687

13.0

9.4

2.7

0.075

26-30

.860

70.4

87

.652

21.0

""

7.9

2.0

0.004

May 1-5

776

71.5

93

.717

14.9

9.6

1.3

0.465

6-10

.763

78.9

751

11.5

""

8.9

0.9

0.383

11-15

.808

77.8

83

.834

8.8

6.6

8.8

0.002

16-20

.710

80.3

81

.834

9.8

""

6.7

7.9

0.021

21-25

.549

79.6

78

.786

20.5

""

8.4

3.4

0.833

26-30

.537

76.7

>"

87

.805

12.9

8.6

3.0

0.612

31- 4

.695

79.3

75

.755

14.1

3.9

9.7

June 5-9

.698

83.1

80

.905

11.8

8.8

7.5

0.052

10-14

.692

83.3

78

"2

.883

12.2

7.9

9.4

0.099

15-19

.707

84.1

76

"

.890

7.3

3.9

11.7

20-24

.642

82.4

31

"

.899

11.8

8.1

3.4

0.422

25-29

.679

81.0

84

""

.888

7.0

5.8

7.9

0.595

30- 4

.595

82.8

84

.925

10.2

""

6.2

9.2

0.181

July 5-9

.656

83.0

81

.919

12.5

9.2

4.7

0.288

10-14

.600

84.3

78

,,

.920

13.3

7.2

10.4

0.002

15-19

.534

$3.3

77

.882

5.3

""

5.0

8.1

0.012

20-24

.402

82.3

80

.887

13.4

7.9

5.2

0.426

25-29

.484

82.2

82

.904

18.6

9.0

3.1

0.491

30- 3

.677

83.2

79

"

.894

6.7

5.8

10.1

0.046

Aug. 4- 8

.737

83.7

79

.913

9.1

7.5

9.7

0.022

9-13

.760

82.9

81

.913

5.7

4.9

9.0

14-18

.746

85.1

74

.898

6.7

29

3.9

10.8

19-23

.734

83.1

78

.889

4.8

""

2.9

9.6

0.050

24-28

.576

83.4

78

.888

4.4

3.8

9.8

0.278

29- 2

.523

803

.876

11.4

8.4

4.1

0.809

Sept. 8- 7

.590

81.6

.893

15.9

7.8

4.5

1.128

8-12

546

81.5

69

.742

12.9

6.8

6.1

0.580

B-17

.699

80.3

85

.875

6.9

4.8

27

6.0

0.460

18-22

.698

80.7

83

.867

22.5

"

7.8

6.0

1.282

23-27

.810

81.0

80

.859

17.1

22

7.0

7.0

1.051

28- 2

.659

81.2

79

.839

39

23.6

7.5

6.3

1.207

Oct. 3-7

.886

74.4

58

.499

13.8

4

8.6

2.7

0.016

8-12

.888

75.8

61

543

7.1

4.0

9.0

13-17

.891

78.0

69

55

.660

12.4

5.3

6.2

18-22

855

74.5

43

370

11.8

""

0.1

10.9

23-27

.909

73.2

56

.459

13.0

1.8

"?

10.9

28- 1

.800

70.4

83

.786

13.0

7.1

3.9

0.249

Nov. 2-6

.932

69.1

61

.450

10.2

7.0

7.6

0.017

7-11

.911

66.9

61

.421

7.5

8.4

2.0

0.014

12-16

.928

69.0

46

326

7.4

1.5

8.6

17-21

30.099

65.6

62

59

395

14.8

4.9

5.5

22-26

.099

67.5

70

.476

15.6

2.7

9.9

27- 1

.091

64.9

64

22

399

9.2

5.2

7.5

0.003

Dec. 2-6

.023

67.5

77.

520

13.8

5.5

6.1

7-11

.062

63.8

62

27

375

13.0

2.5

8.7

12-16

29.989

64.4

71

.437

11.6

3.1

8.1

17-21

864

673

87

12

.581

12.7

4.2

6.6

0.007

22-26

30.138

56.0

7+

339

8.3

32

9.0

1.3

0.125

27-31

.B1

61.1

49

267

10.7

4.4

6.3

**

213

accom

Table XII.

Observations of Magnetic Declination and Dip.

1906.

H.K.M.T.

Declination East.

Observer. H.K.M.T.

Dip North.

Needle

Observer.

No.

March,....

15221p. 0° 7′ 6′′

May,

17 3

9 p.

0

7

2

J.I.P.

F.G.F.

13 3h 24p. 81° 4′ 26′′

3

6 11

16 3 10 p.

8 27

8 47

22 2 35 p. 0 6 10

23 3 49 p.

12

9

COH OOTH CO TH

J.I.P.

F.G.F.

19

"

99

August,

November,...

17 2 40 p.

14 2 51 p. 07 11

0 7 17

20 3 16 p.

4

7

3 27

J.I.P.

12 3 13 p.

5 47

3 28

"

J.I.P.

""

Table XIII.

Observations of Horizontal Magnetic Force.

1906.

H.K.M.T.

Time of

one Vibra- tion.

Tem- perature Cent.

Log mX.

Value of

Ml.

H.K.M.T.

Distance

Tem-

in Cen-perature Deflection. Log X

timetres.

Cent.

Value of Obser-

X. ver.

March,

164.3.43m.p.38.6513 17.8

2.32492 | 570.37| 164. 2h.29m.p.

30

17°.65

40

6° 33′ 58′′ .7 3.18740 0.37048 | J.I.P. 2 45 18 .7

4 12 p.

30

17 916 34 3.7

40

2 45 9.4

May,

18 3 10 p. 3 .6599

27.9

2.32466 | 570.32 18 2 30 p.

30

40

3 52 p.

30

40

August,

15 3 23 p. 3 6624

31.3

2.32468 570.27 16 2 49 p.

30

27 .956 32 21.2 3.18758 0.37029 F.G.F.

2 44 36 2

27 .15 6 32 31 .2

2 44 46 .2

31 3 6 31 42.5 3.18749 0.37033 "}

40

2 44 26 2

2 p.

30

31.9

G 31 30.0

40

2 44 16 .9

November, 13 3 38 p. 3 .6583

25.5

2.32450 569.99 13 2 49 p.

30

24 35

6 32 56 .2 3.18724 0.37037 J.I.P.

40

2 44 57 5

4 29 p.

30

24 .05

6 33 0.0

40

2 44 25.0

Table XIV.

48 of Magnetic Observations made in 1906.

Results

MONTH.

Declin- ation. East.

Magnetic Force.

Dip. North.

X

Y

Total.

March,

0° 7′ 6′′

31° 5' 19"

May,

0

August,

November,

6 36

0 7 17

31 9 36

31 3 47

0.37948

0.37029

0.37033

0.22338 0.43261

0.22390 0.43272

0.22307 0.43232

0 7 11

31 4 38

0.37037

0.22322 0.43243

Mean,

0 7 2

31 5 50

0.37037

0.22339 0.43252

214

Appendix A.

Five Day Means of the Principal Meteorological Elements observed at the Hongkong Observatory during the 23 years, 1884-1906 inclusive.

The first column exhibits the height of the barometer in inches reduced to 32° Fahren- heit and to Mean Sea Level but not for gravity.

The second column exhibits the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit obtained from thermometers rotated 4 feet above the ground and 110 feet above Mean Sea Level.

The third column exhibits the relative humidity in percentage of saturation and the fourth the vapour tension in inches of mercury.

The fifth column exhibits the velocity of the wind in miles per hours as registered by Robinson's anemometer.

The sixth column exhibits the amount of clouds expressed in tenths of the whole sky.

The seventh column shows the hours of sunshine.

The eighth column exhibits the average amount of rain that fell in one day as measured by Beckley's raingauge.

E

215

Five-Day Means of the Principal Meteorological Elements observed at Hongkong during the 23 years, 1884-1906 inclusive.

Barometer

FIVE-DAY

reduced to Temper-

Humidity.

PERIODS.

ature.

M. S. L.

Vapour Wind Tension. Velocity.

Nebulosity. Sunshine.

Rain.

Jan. 1- 5

30.199

60.5

68

0.372

13.0

5.5

5.6

0.017

6-10

.189

""

60.2

ΤΟ

.374

13.6

5.0

5.8

.009

11-15

.125

60.8

77

.416

14.8

6.9

4.0

.048

* 16-20

.170

58.8

75

.384

13.4

7.0

3.8

.027

21-25

.150

""

60.8

76

.418

14.6

6.4

5.0

.033

26-30

.125

59.0

""

77

.397

14.2

7.4

3.1

.115

31- 4

.155

22

56.2

74

.349

13.5

7.7

3.0

.105

Feb.

5- 9

.167

56.4

73

.342

13.8

7.5

3.0

.049

10-14

.191

31

56.9

72

343

14.7

6.6

4.4

.043

15-19

.141

""

58.6

79

.401

15.2

7.5

2.9

.066

20-24

.119

59.5

78

.411

13.9

7.9

2.7

.069

25- 1

.089

60.7

81

.440

15.7

7.8

2.9

.048

Mar. 2-6

.094

60.9

82

.148

16.7

8.3

2.6

.045

7-11

.093

61.8

82

.463

16.7

8.5

2.4

.052

12-16

.065

61.8

84

.471

15.9

8.3

2.4

.128

17-21

.050

62.2

83

475

14.9

8.4

2.4

.110

22-26

.030

64.2

85

.518

15.6

8.4

2.7

.126

27-31

.005

65.5

85

.544

16.1

8.4

2.7

.139

Apr.

1- 5

29.997

66.4

82

.541

15.7

8.2

2.8

.124

6-10

.977

""

68.2

85

.596

14.9

8.3

2.7

.189

11-15

.954

70.2

87

.654

14.6

8.2

3.4

.158

16-20

.934

71.1

87

.673

14.0

8.1

3.4

.181

21-25

.937

""

72.3

85

.683

14.0

7.7

4.2

213

26-30

.950

73.0

.688

15.5

7.4

4.7

.216

May

1- 5

.932

73.8

84

.706

14.4

7.4

4.5

194

6-10

.889

75.7

84

.748

12.7

7.1

5.0

.302

11-15

.892

""

75.8

83

.740

14.0

7.6

4.7

.414

16-20

.839

78.1

84

.807

11.5

7.1

5.8

.470

21-25

.818

78.5

83

.819

13.1

8.0

4.2

.441

26-30

.823

78.8

84

.827

12.5

7.5

4.8

.654

31 4

.805

""

79.8

82

.837

12.0

7.0

5.6

.410

June 5-9

.785

796

84

.849

12.7

7.8

4.8

559

10-14

.759

>>

80.6

83

.867

12.0

80

5.2

510

15-19

.740

""

81.1

82

.872

12.5

7.7

4.7

.620

20-24

.765

39

81.4

83

.888

12.3

7.9

4.9

,518

25-29

""

.745

81.5

83

.892

12.2

7.2

6.0

.653

30- 4

.739

81.2

83

.887

11.8

7.6

5.0

.498

July

5- 9

.761

81.7

83

.898

10.7

7.2

5.9

.386

10-14

99

.764

82.2

80

.890

11.7

6.6

7.6

.214

13-19

22

.714

81.8

82

.886

11.1

6.2

7.1

.573

20-24

.702

81.9

82

.897

10.5

6.7

6.4

.401

25-29

""

.698

81.4

83

.895

11.4

6.9

5.8

.492

30- 3

""

.711

81.9

83

.897

11.2

6.4

6.8

.512

Aug. 4-8

.732

82.0

82

.894

10.3

6.1

7.1

314

9-13

.740

80.9

84

.886

9.8

6.9

5.8

.564

14-18

.747

80.9

83

.880

10.4

7.1

5.9

.445

19-23

.778

81.3

83

.881

8.9

5.6

7.5

.302

24-28

.763

??

80.8

83

.873

8.7

6.5

6.0

.594

29- 2

.776

81.2

82

.872

8.6

6.2

6.5

.342

Sept. 3-7

.797

81.6

78

.843

8.8

5.1

7.8

.228

8-12

""

.779

80.1

77

.796

13.0

6.6

5.6

.451

13-17

""

.845

80.2

78

.800

12.2

5.8

6.4

.282

18-22

""

.860

80.3

76

.794

13.1

5.4

6.7

.335

23-27

.892

79.7

74

.758

13.1

5.4

6.7

.232

28- 2

.904

99

79.0

74

.732

15.7

5.9

6.1

.251

Oct.

3- 7

.923

77.9

71

.681

15.7

5.6

6.4

.378

8-12

.968

"

77.2

72

.682

14.1

5.0

6.7

.174

9

13-17

.990

76.9

72

.671

15.4

3.1

7.0

.074

18-22

""

30.018

75.8

68

.615

13.4

4.6

7.3

.039

23-27

""

.030

74.4

67

.584

14.8

4.1

7.8

.061

28- 1

""

.046

73.1

69

.574

12.4

5.0

6.6

.038

Nov.

2- 6

.079

71.7

67

.533

13.6

4.9

6.9

.031

7-11

""

.053

71.5

66

.519

14.4

5.3

6.1

.079

12-16

""

.106

69.4

64

.471

13.4

5.4

5.9.

.072

17-21

""

.105

68.5

65

.465

12.5

5.0

6.4

.067

22-26

""

.157

66.7

63

.425

13.0

3.8

7.2

.029

27- 1

""

.175

65.2

62

.404

12.8

5.0

6.1

.023

Dec.

2- 6

.167

64.3

63

.396

12.8

4.9

6.0

.049

7-11

""

.137

63.9

65

.403

11.8

4.6

6.3

.023

12-16

.177

62.6

17-21

""

.181

62.3

22-26

""

.192

61.4

27-31

"

.173

61.4

3588

63

.370

12.3

5.2

5.6

.014

67

.388

12.7

4.9

6.0

.044

69

.385

12.3

5.2

5.8

.044

68

.380

12.5

5.0

5.7

.033

No. II.

DIEU

ET

OLT QUI

Th

MON DROIT

SUPPLEMENT

ΤΟ

The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 3rd of MAY, 1907.

Published by Authority,

REPORT ON QUEEN'S COLLEGE, FOR THE YEAR 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government.

   1. The Annual Statistics having assumed a somewhat stereotyped character call for no special remark. The total number on Roll for the year was 1,418, the average Daily Attendance, 1005. The regular attendance of scholars continues to be a very satisfactory feature.

2. School was held for 231 instead of 225 days. There would have been an actual gain of nine days, but the college had to be closed on three days on account of typhoons in the last fortnight of September.

3. The total gross expense of the college, including a special vote of $900 (Financial Minute No. 46) Language Allowance to Mr. R. E. O. BIRD, was only $56,132 as against $60,585 in 1905. This decrease is chiefly due to the low rate of exchange taken in the Estimates as opposed to the actual high quotation of the Mexican dollar in the market: the balance may be attributed to reductions in salaries caused by new appointments at initial salaries. One tenth of the amount provided in the Estimates for Queen's College lapsed. The share of the Public in the cost of Queen's College for the year 1906 was 44 per cent., 56 per cent. being defrayed by Fees and Refunds. The cost of each boy to the public. revenue was $24.45 or $4.21 less than in the previous year.

218

4. The following changes in the Staff took place during the year :-

Mr. RALPHS, appointed Normal Master, 1st February.

Mr. A. J. MAY, Second Master, retired on Pension, 15th March. Mr. T. K. DEALY, appointed Second Master, 16th March. Mr. R. E. O. BIRD, promoted Senior Assistant Master, 16th March. Mr. B. TANNER, Senior Assistant Master, went on leave, 27th March. Mr. TSANG CHUNG, 2nd Chinese Assistant, died, 16th June.

Mr. TSE CHING-FONG, appointed 2nd Chinese Assistant, 17th June.

Mr. A. W. GRANT, Senior Assistant Master, returned from leave, 5th November. Mr. A. R. SUTHERLAND, appointed Junior Assistant Master, 29th November. Mr. TANG TSOK-SAN, articled Pupil Teacher as from 5th Nov., 1905, 8th Oct.

5. By the retirement on Pension of Mr. A. J. MAY, I.S.O., the college lost the services of a most energetic and capable Second Master, whose connection with the college extended over 27 years, 18 of which were spent in his late important post. He acted as Head Master for two periods of 11⁄2 years each. For a couple of years he was Principal of the Normal School at Wantsai and his pronounced ability in this direction was utilised in this college, whenever his services could be spared from the Upper Sections. The appreciation of his long and meritorious term of office found general expression from the highest to the lowest, His Majesty the KING was pleased to confer upon him the Imperial Service Order, His Excellency the Governor at the Prize Distribution a year ago in most eloquent terms eulogis- ed his services to the Colonial Government. The English and Chinese masters: boys, Past and Present to the most recent admission, vied with one another to do him honour.

6. The death of Mr. TSANG CHUNG after 19 years service in this college as Pupil Teacher and the last 5 years as 2nd Chinese Assistant after various steps of promotion, deprived the college of a very faithful and competent master. By conscientious study he had attained a high reputation as instructor in Translations from and into Chinese.

As

7. The Building suffered comparatively but little in the great typhoon of the 18th of September. The hall was flooded through the ripping off of a portion of the lead roof, and the long corrugated iron roof of the North-Western balconies was blown away. By the prompt action of the Public Works Department no interruption was caused to the course of studies. At the end of November the joists supporting the Eastern verandah Top Floor of the West Wing were discovered to be in an insecure state from depradations of white ants. the noise accompanying the repairs rendered instruction simply impossible, the Hon. Director of Public Works kindly consented to defer the work of restoration until the Winter Vacation : the verandah itself and the one below being closed to traffic. It is under consideration to expose all joists supporting floors in class-rooms and verandahs, that any similar mischief may be readily observable at an early stage.

8. Electric Fans were installed in all the class-rooms, and first used on the 14th of May. The incomparable boon they proved in improving ventilation as well as modifying tempera- ture, was highly appreciated by all, masters and boys, English and Chinese. Expressions of surprise were heard that we had managed to survive so long without their assistance.

9. Queen's College candidates cannot be congratulated on their success at the Oxford Local Examinations held last July. Only 12 certificates were obtained as against 22 in the previous year. The precentages of passes were Seniors 15; Juniors 33; Preliminary 44. The mark Good next to Distinction was awarded only eleven times, Senior 1 in Arithmetic, 2 in Scripture, 1 in Shakespeare: Junior none: Preliminary 5 in Arithmetic, 2 in History.

10. The results of the Annual Examination for Prizes and promotions held by me under Standing Orders from the Governing Body are as follows:----

or $7 % passed.

Upper School,..

Lower School,.

Preparatory School,

Total....

.218 boys examined, 189

...601

.142

545

91%

""

""

""

107

97

""

""

75%

""

961

841

"7

""

81%

Table I shows the percentage of passes in each subject.

219

  11. Though not equal to the high standard attained last year, the work exhibited in the examination throughout the college is highly satisfactory, and may be rated at a good average. The English subjects: Composition, Geography, Dictation, Reading, Conversation, with Translation from and into Chinese maintain a high level of excellence. There was a perceptable improvement in Arithmetic, though much weakness in method and too many instances of gross carelessness were still in evidence. English Grammar was weaker even than usual: the total ignorance of Analysis (a subject so necessary for self-criticism in Com- position) in the two top classes was appalling. The percentages in Hygiene were not so high as last year, this may be attributed to the greater severity of the questions, and to a tendency on the part of many boys to give answers illuminated by the light of nature instead of based upon principles of science. Mensuration was very good in Class II but bad in Class I. The General Intelligence paper was better than last year.

  12. Class VIII was abolished in 1906, an additional section being added to each of the Classes V and VI. Only three sections of Class VII now remain and two of these will be removed next term, it is therefore probable that the Preparatory School in connection with Queen's College will cease to exist in the course of this year.

  13. Half an hour a week was allotted to each of the new subjects Geometrical Drawing and Algebra in Class IV. Though very little can be done in so short a time, it is hoped that even a slight acquaintance may prove advantageous to boys promoted to Class III. Gardiner's Outlines of English History was substituted for Brief History in Classes II and III. There is now a tendency on the part of boys to assimilate and reproduce matters of detail in nar- rative that afford amusement but are of no historic value.

14. Optional Classes show considerable advance. In Senior Trigonometry 4 boys were examined (one failing): three attempte l the Solution of a triangle with given logarithms, one boy completed the solution, the others made a slight error in discovering the second side. In Junior Trigonometry, 6 were examined (one failing), the marks of four ranged from 79 to 85. Geometrical and Model Drawing were offered this year instead of Freehand. Model Drawing was very successful 5 out of 7 boys boys passing with marks varying from 50 to 90. Only two boys out of seven passed in Geometrical Drawing with 38 and 45 marks respectively. Several candidates employed only four sides when required to draw five sides, others drew pretty designs unasked for. Kwan Iu-ki obtained the highest marks again as he did last

year.

  15. The Normal Master Mr. RALPHS, in a Report to myself speaks very highly of the work done by the articled and acting Pupil Teachers, and my observation during the year together with the practical Examination in Teaching leads me heartily to endorse his remarks of approval. I also agree with him about the disadvantage of young inexperienced teachers tak- ing charge of large classes of 60 boys, but the excellent results in VIA do not support this theoretical objection. The seventh Class in the latter half of the year appears to have suffer- ed from the intrusion of scholars who were not sufficiently grounded in the merest elements of education. Stricter precautions will be taken in the future. Some half-dozen boys were dismissed in October for having obtained admission under false pretences, being practically unacquainted with the Alphabet.

16. The Vernacular School has made great progress. Two years ago when Chinese education was restored here, one-third of the boys were in the bottom clsss and one-thirteenth in the top class these conditions have in this short time been reversed, as is manifest from the Table below.

Vernacular School, Class 1............ (Lowest),...... 60 boys.

""

2..

3...

93 200

19

""

4....

142 ""

5.......

(Highest),...... 214

"

Total examined,

709

-220

218 boys in the Upper School and 34 non-Chinese in Lower and Preparatory Schools bring these figures up to the total of 961 examined in English School. This access to the 5th class appears the more satisfactory when it is remembered that the original scheme of the Governing Body made provision for four classes only. In a short time about half the scholar in Vernacular School will have Chinese attainments in excess of the maximum required by authority.

 17. Through the munificence of the brothers Ho, old boys of this college, five new scholarships have been founded. Class I WRIGHT Scholarship, Class II HO TUNG, Class III Ho Fook. These are of the value of $100 each and tenable for one year. They were pre- sented by Messrs. Ho TUNG and Ho Fook, the scholarship in the First Class being at their kind suggestion called after the present Head Master on the completion of twenty-five years service. The subjects are Hygiene, Geography and Translations from and into Chinese. Class II, Ho KoM-TONG Scholarship, Class IV ALFRED MAY. These are of the value of $60 each and are the gift of Mr. Ho KOM-TONG, at whose request the scholarship in Class IV was called after our late Second Master Mr. MAY, recently retired on Pension. These scholarships are awarded to the winner of the highest aggregates in the chief English subjects with Trans- lations. The donors have skilfully avoided collision with existing scholarships.

 18. The following list of successful Scholars may be of interest in connection with the preceding paragraph.

I. A. Senior Morrision,

Senior Belilios,

Stewart,

Blake,

Wright,

II. A. Ho Tung,

Ho Kom-tong,

..$ 70......3 years,.

50......1 year,

100......I

""

150....... 1

100......1

100......1

""

60..

""

III. A. Junior Belilios,

25......2 years, 100......1 year,

40......3 years, GO......1 year,

llo Fook,

IV. A. Junior Morrison,

Alfred May,

.Cheung Ting-shang. .A. Arculli.

.Cheung Lun-shang.

Ng Cheung-hau. Ko Pák-ming.

Tsó Chák-min.

Wong Ping-chiu. Tsui Chim-fong. Shin Chung-shang. Tai Tung-pui. .....Hung Kwok-chi.

 19. In the past year, 18 boys obtained employment under the Hongkong Government, 41 under the Chinese Imperial Government, 38 in Professional and Mercantile Offices, 50 in situations abroad These 147 boys nearly all came from the Upper School and this heavy demand accounts for the reduction in the number of candidates for the Annual Examination.

 20. The Cricket, Football and Reading Clubs continue to flourish. Bombardier G. WADE has succeeded Sergeant D. TAYLOR, R.G.A., as Gymnastic Instructor, the demand on the time of the latter in connection with his military duties being too heavy to permit his continuing the instruction.

 21. We gratefully acknowledge the liberality of the public in supplementing the Govern- ment's Allowance for Prizes. As usual a full list of donors will be published in the college

organ The Yellow Drajon.

22 The usual Tables of Statistics are attached.

+

31st January, 1907..

GEO, H. BATESON WRIGHT, D.D., (Oxon.),

Head Master.

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Table I.

CLASS.

1,

B..

II,

A.

43 100 100

97 98

56

86 93 63 88

B..

27

81 85 52 96

44 96

€6

III,

A.

48

92 100 100

96

42

46 79 73 79 96 75

B1

41

93 88 85

24

93 69 66

C,

30

70 60

70

93

33

90

58

IV,

Â,

51

92 100

88 98

71

90 84

79 94

B,

57 86 86

79 100

42 75

91

C,

30 73

87

80

87

Į

20 73

73

D,.

32 100 100

73 100

69 97

97

94

ར .

A,.

B,.

60 98 95 51 C,...... 36 88

D,... 34 93

62 92 88 78 98 67 72 94

98

63 97

92

88

12 100 100 100 100

17 53 100 57 100

2 1 5 37

3888

75

92

58

examined.

No. of boys

Percentage of

Passes.

Chin.-Eng.

Eng.-Chin.

Reading.

Conversation.

Dictation.

Arithmetic.

BUS2R Grammar.

A Geography.

92

92100 100 33 50 25

71 29 65 65 59 94 82 18

Composition.

History.

: 248348⠀⠀ Algebra.

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

39 Map.

Geometry.

Mensuration.

58 Shakespeare.

| Book-keeping.

Intelligence.

General

Hygiene.

84 100 100 100

98 91

47 6 70 77

71

88

65

26

77

67

96 85

81

60 81 19

11

79

88

66

83

71

93

39

20

67

40

40

20

86

6

98

57

38 67 40

5

84

25

30 60 40

87 60

97

23

84 63

94. 88

94

59

97

100

92

88

92

90 92

88

80

94 61 97 78

92

36

63 75

47

82

59 94 80

71

44

E,.

34 94

54

VI,

A..

59

97

48 97 100

38 90

94 50 85

91

91

50

70 100

68

93 92

81

B,..

59 92

100 51 95

49

75

86

73

C,

C...

32 88

100 53 97

66

81 79

84

D.

29 76

100

90

76 83

65

E.

37

97

97

81

92

92

VII,

A,.

57

81

93

50 61

B,

50 66

86 44

لاة

68 70

C,...... 35 80

94 43

80 69

283

...

66

...

Table II.

ATTENDANCES IN 1906.

Month.

Number Number

of

of Scholars. Attendances.

Number

Average of

Daily School Days. Attendance.

Remarks.

January,

983

16,331

18

907

February,

1,155

7,827

7

1,118

March,

1,160

29,666

27

1,099

April,

1,139

15,129

14

1,081

May,

1,105

26,185

26

1,007

June,

1,045

22,927

24

955

July,

1,014

21,185

22

963

August,

965

7,479

8

935

September,

1,129

13,899

13

1,069

October,

1,106

25,802

25

1,032

November,

1,068

24,477

25

979

December,

1.023

21,157

22

962

232,064

231

Total Number of Attendances during 1906,

Number of School Days during 1906,

.232,064 231

Average Daily Attendance during 1906,.

1,005

Total Number of Scholars at this School during 1906,

1,418

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Table III.

AVERAGE EXPENSE OF EACH SCHOLAR AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE DURING 1906.

Expenditure:-

Cash Book as per Estimates,

Do.

Do. as per Financial Minute No. 46,

Exchange Compensation,

* Crown Agents,...

$42,037.46

9,784.43

900.00

3.410.85

Deduct :-

Total,

School Fees,

Refund Salaries,

Other Charges,

Total Expense of College,

Average Expense of each Scholar :--

Per Number on Roll,

Per Average Daily Attendance,

* December estimated only.

$56,132.74

.$31,478.50

41.42 11.15

$31,531.07

$24,601.67

$17.35 24.45

*

No. 12.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 10th of MAY, 1907.

Published by Authority;

REPORT ON THE CENSUS OF THE COLONY FOR 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government.

A partial census of the Colony was taken on the night of Tuesday, 20th November, 1906. The Census was confined to the original Colony of Hongkong and to that part of the New Territories, called New Kowloon, which lies to the South of the Kowloon Range of hills. The total civil population enumerated was 319,803. The portion of the New Terri- tories North of the Kowloon Range and not included in this Census was found at the Census of 1901 to possess a population of 85,011. The date of the Census was originally fixed for the 30th June, but was subsequently changed, on account of the prevalence of plague at that time of the year.

I was appointed Census Officer, and was able to directly control the operations of the Police, as well as those of the enumerators and clerks employed by the Registrar General's Department. This arrangement proved a success, though my own share of the work was of course very largely increased.

  2. Preliminary Returns were published on the 5th December, 1906. The figures were taken from the enumerators' books. There was an error of about 2,800 persons in the Chinese Boat Population, owing to certain totals having been carried forward from one book to another by the Water Police, and another of about 2,000 in the Chinese Land Population. The latter was due to faulty addition on the part of some of the Chinese enumerators.

3. The Census of the Chinese residing in the City of Victoria was taken, as on previous occasions, by a staff of specially engaged enumerators, with the exception of certain areas which were done by the Police. The Chinese Boat Population of the Harbour was taken by the Water Police, while the Harbour Department enumerated the persons on board the British and Foreign merchant vessels.

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4. I adhered to the "double-block" system, which was so successful in 1901, for the Census of the City of Victoria. Each block was worked by two Chinese enumerators accom- panied by a District Watchman in uniform. As I pointed out in 1901, this is a better plan than making the enumerators work singly. It was necessary to make a few alterations in the blocks into which the City was divided in the previous Census, and 7 new ones were added, making a total of 60. All those which contained 3,000 persons and upwards in 1901 were reduced in size so as to allow for the probable increase of population in 5 years, while some of the smaller ones were enlarged. They were designed, as usual, to contain about 3,000 persons, but it is not an easy matter to do this with any degree of accuracy, owing to the changes which take place in the course of 5 years. Structural alterations in some of the older houses, the resumption of insanitary are, the erection of new buildings, and the en- forcement of Legislative measures such as the Public Health and Buildings Ordinance of 1903, all tend to affect the density of the population in any given area. On the whole, how- ever, the Census blocks were of a suitable size, and the largest one only contained 4,800 people. The population of most of them had been over-estimated, and they will therefore require little alteration on the occasion of the next Census.

5. 120 Chinese enumerators were engaged by me to enumerate the Chinese population of the City of Victoria. Some of them had had previous experience, and they were all of a good class. The supply of candidates was largely in excess of the demand. 200 could have been obtained without difficulty. In 1901, the number employed was 107. Great care was taken that the enumerators were thoroughly acquainted with their sections and between the 3rd and 10th November, they were given their books properly filled up and were shown round the blocks by the District Watchman in charge of each. The distribution of schedules com- menced on the 17th November, and they were returned to the Census Office by the 25th, with the exception of a few which did not come in until the 26th and 27th. I consider that this was a very creditable performance.

 6. 10 European Police Sergeants, 3 European and 13 Chinese Constables enumerated those portions of Victoria, which are inhabited chiefly by Non-Chinese. The Central Police District was divided into 7 sections, and the Eastern and Western into 3 each. Each was worked by a European Constable or Sergeant accompanied by a Chinese Constable or detective. The work of distribution commenced on the 16th November, and the schedules were all collected and returned by the 28th. The European Police Officers were provided with special rough books in which to enter the numbers of the schedules left at each house, and the pro- per enumerators' books were only used when the schedules were being collected. This supplied a want that had been felt in 1901, and the work was greatly facilitated. The num- ber of persons dealt with by the Police enumerators in the City of Victoria was 7,688 Non- Chinese and 19,892 Chinese. The number of men employed was adequate for the purpose.

 7. The Census of the Kowloon Peninsula, the Peak and the Hongkong villages of Aber- deen, Stanley, Pokfulam and Shaukiwan was also taken by the Police.

tors.

8. In Old Kowloon the Police were assisted by 10 specially engaged Chinese enumera- The Sections were the same as those used in 1901. In New Kowloon which comprises the Police districts of Sham Shui Po and Kowloon City, 5 Chinese enumerators were employed in addition to the Police. The present is the first detailed Census which has been taken of this portion of the Colony. In 1901 a house to house visitation only was made by the Police, and the people were not required to fill up schedules. The distribution of schedules in Kowloon was commenced on the 16th November, and they were collected and returned by the 30th. The work was very heavy, and many of the sections will have to be reduced in size at the next Census. One block in Hung Hom contained as many as 7,126 persons, which is far too great a number for two enumerators to deal with. A large number of schedules had, as usual, to be filled up by the enumerators, owing to the people on whom they were served, being unable to read or write. Inconvenience was also caused, though not to the same extent as in 1901, by people taking away their papers to be filled up elsewhere by petition writers and school masters, and not having them ready at hand when called for.

9. The Census of the Hill District was taken by Inspector McHARDY, one European Constable, one hired interpreter, and a Chinese Constable.

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10. Inspector ROBERTSON, assisted by 3 European and 3 Chinese Constables, enumerated the inhabitants of the Shaukiwan District. An Indian Sergeant with one Chinese constable took the Census of the village of Tsat Tsz Mui. The enumerators commenced distributing schedules on the 15th November, and returned them to the Census Office on the 28th. Ou the 19th November, the small craft in Shaukiwan harbour were anchored in rows, and the Inspector with 2 European Constables and the Harbour Department boatmen enumerated the Boat population. They completed the work in one day. At Aberdeen the Census was taken by Inspector DYMOND, with 2 European Constables, the Chinese Sergeant Interpreter and 2 Chinese Constables. The distribution of schedules was commenced on the 13th November and the papers were collected and returned by the 27th. On the 19th and 20th November, the Boat Population was enumerated. Two boats were employed all night on the 19th, blocking the entrances to the harbour. Great assistance was given to the Police by the village schoolmaster, who helped to fill up the schedules for those persons who were unable to write. The Stanley

The Stanley District was enumerated by Sergeant MCKAY, assisted by the Chinese Sergeant Interpreter and one Chinese Constable. They commenced work on the 16th November, and the schedules were returned to the Census Office on the 26th. The Census of the Boat population was taken on the 20th November by the Sergeant and the Harbour Department boatmen, and was finished in one day. There were fewer boats to deal with than usual. The village of Pokfulam was enumerated by the Indian Sergeant in charge, assisted by one Chinese Constable. The work was performed most creditably.

11. The brunt of the work of a Census in this Colony falls on the Police, and all the men employed did exceedingly well. The arrangements made by the Officer in charge of the various Districts and Out-stations were very good, and they took great pains to see that they were properly carried out. The work is specially heavy in the Aberdeen and Shauki- wan districts, where a large floating population has to be dealt with in addition to the land The Police in the Kowloon Peninsula had perhaps the most difficult task of all, owing to the large increase in the population there. I refer to the work of the Water Police in another paragraph.

one.

  12. Officers, appointed for that purpose by the Commodore-in-charge and the General Officer Commanding the Troops, took the Census of the Naval and Military Establishments.

13. The Census of the British and Foreign Mercantile Marine was taken by Messrs. McIVER and MEUGENS of the Harbour Department. These officers were greatly hindered in their work by the attitude of many of the masters of vessels, who refused to give the enumerators any assistance, and seemed to look upon the Census as a joke.

One steamer left her buoy at West Point during the night of the 20th November with the schedules on board, and anchored at Quarry Bay, where she remained the whole of the next day. No notice of the change was given to Mr. McIVER who only found the vessel again after some trouble. Another steamer left the Port without enumerating her Chinese crew, and schedules for that purpose had to be sent to Canton. Several visits had to be made by the enumerators on the British barque Arrow. Eventually, just as she was on the point of sailing, a second set of schedules had to be filled up by the master, as the mate had sent the original ones ashore in charge of a sampan man, who did not deliver them until the next day. Two vessels had to be refused clearances until their schedules were produced. the next Census, it would be desirable for the Harbour Master to issue a notice to the mas- ters of vessels, ordering them to give every assistance to the enumerators, and making vessels which leave port in the early morning on the day following the distribution of schedules, responsible for the safe delivery of the papers at the Harbour Office.

At

14. Following so closely on the disastrous typhoon of the 18th September, great in- terest was taken in the Census of the Boat Population of the Harbour, which was in charge of the Water Police. The same sections were employed as in 1901. 9 Launches and 8 rowing boats were engaged, each in charge of a European Sergeant or Constable accompanied by an interpreter. Owing to losses in the typhoon the Water Police had only 2 of their own launches available, and had therefore no difficulty in finding men for the seven laun- ches hired from Chinese. Work was commenced on the evening of the 19th November, when a start was made by enumerating the craft in Causeway Bay, which at that time was always full at night. These were all disposed of before they dispersed in the morning. The rest of the boats in the Harbour were dealt with during the day time on the 20th and 21st November. The bulk of the work was finished by the evening of the 20th, but a

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certain number of launches and boats was employed until the afternoon of the 21st, when no boats could be found that had not been enumerated. Two launches guarded the exits from the Harbour on the night of the 20th November, and took all unrecorded craft which were in the act of leaving. With this exception, no work was done after dark, except in Cause- way Bay. No difficulties were met with by the Police, and the work of the enumerators was accomplished with great rapidity, and without a hitch. I was very much struck by the ready way in which the Chinese boat people gave the information required of them, and by the prompt obedience to a signal to come alongside the enumerating launch or boat. They gave their ages without any hesitation, often volunteering those of the members of the crew who happened to be ashore at the time. It was evident that most of them remembered the previous Census and knew exactly what was required of them. The greatest credit is due to Inspector LANGLEY, who was in charge, and to all ranks of the Water Police, who per- formed what is always an arduous task in a most efficient manner.

15. The European and American resident civil population (exclusive of Portuguese) numbers 5,061, as compared with 3,860 in 1901. The increase over 1901 is 1,201. The l'ortuguese have increased from 1,948 persons in 1901 to 2,307 at the present Census. Their numbers have hitherto shown a tendency to decrease. The British resident civil population. numbers 3,709 as compared with 2,708 in 1901. Between 1897 and 1901 the increase was 495. There are no special reasons to be assigned for this increase beyond the steady ex- pansion of the Colony during the last 5 years. The Americans have increased from 198 in 1901 to 297, the Austrians from 26 to 54, the Dutch from 15 to 37, and the Russians from 10 to 22. There is an increase of 32 in the number of French. The Germans number 359 as compared with 337 in 1901. They show a very large increase in the Mercantile Marine. The number of Danes remains the same, while the Norwegians, Italians and Spaniards have slightly decreased.

16. Of the British population of 4,097 (inclusive of those on board the shipping in the Harbour) 2,683 are returned as English, 671 as Scotch, 339 as Irish and 47 as Welsh. In the British resident civil population the percentage of adult females to males is about 56.5, taking all those over 15 years of age as adults. The percentage in 1901 was 54, and in 1897, 48. The number of British children under the age of 15 years is 949, as compared with 752 in 1901. These figures taken with the larger percentage of adult females to males, all go to prove that family life is still increasing. This is also the case with the rest of the American and European population, but not to so great an extent.

17. The Non-Chinese races, other than Europeans and Americans, number 3,595 as compared with 2,607 in 1901. Of this number, 857 are Japanese and 2,068 Indians. The latter show the very considerable increase of 615, whilst the former only numbered 484 at the last Census. The increase in the number of Indians is to a certain extent due to the employment of a number of coolies on the Kowloon-Canton Railway works, and at the time the Census was taken there was also a considerable number of men on the way to and from America. The bulk of the Indian population consists of Punjabis, principally Sikhs. There is still a great demand for these men as watchmen. The mercantile class, which forms the minority, consists chiefly of Parsees. The Malays number 147, and the Philippine Islanders 198, as compared with 66 and 266 respectively in 1901. 227 persons returned themselves as Eurasians. As the result of previous experience I made no special endeavour to ascertain the number of Eurasians in the Colony. As I remarked in my Report on the 1901 Census, the great majority of Eurasians are returned as Chinese. I have included them with the rest of the Non-Chinese races of Asiatic and African origin in the Tables, instead of dealing with them separately as in 1901 and 1897.

18. The total Chinese land population of the Colony (excluding the New Territories North of the Kowloon Hills and, for the moment, New Kowloon) is 244,300 as compared with 233,263 in 1901 and 200,005 in 1897. The number of males above the age of 15 years is 156,975 and of females 49,592. These figures show a decrease since 1901, of 780 adult males and an increase of 6,855 adult females. The number of Chinese children under the age of 15 years is 37,733 as compared with 32,771 in 1901. The number of families in the City of Victoria is returned as 25,974 as compared with 25,123 in 1901. These figures may be regarded as satisfactory evidence that family life among the Chinese continues to increase, taking the Colony as a whole. The decrease in population in the City of Victoria consists almost entirely of adult males, while the number of women and children has increased. In Old Kowloon where the population shows a very large increase, there are 32,209 adult males

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10,844 adult adult females, with 9,278 children under the age of 15 years. The percentage of adult Chinese females to adult males in the Colony is approximately as follows:-

City of Victoria

Villages of Aberdeen, Stanley, Shaukiwan and Pokfulam.

Old Kowloon

In 1901 the percentages were :--

City of Victoria .. Hongkong villages Old Kowloon

31%

31%

33.5%

28%

30%

24%

  The number of Chinese in New Kowloon is 17,836. In 1901 the result of the house to house visitation by the Police gave the number as 17,243. The latter included however about 1,100 inhabitants of 7 villages, which are now in the Sai Kung district of the New Territories, and which were therefore not enumerated at the present Census. For the pur- poses of comparison the increase over 1901 is about 1,700. In New Kowloon the bulk of the population is rural and the percentage of adult females to adult males is about 45.7.

19. Table IX shows the distribution of the Chinese population of the City of Victoria according to Registration Districts, and Table X the population of the ten Health Districts. In Kennedy Town and Shektongtsui there is a decrease of 1,820. An increase over the 1901 figures was hardly to be expected as between that year and 1897 the population had risen from 3,581 to 11,032. When the present Census was taken, there were still many large blocks of new buildings unoccupied, designed principally to accommodate the people who have been forced to leave Possession Street, Lower Lascar Row and Wa Lane, owing to the closing up of the disorderly houses in that locality. Most of the large Chinese Restaurants in the latter neighbourhood have also removed to Shektongtsui. There is a further increase of 4,521 in the population of Saiyingpun. That of Taipingshan remains practically stationary. This is partially accounted for by the changes in Possession Street and the neighbourhood, to which I have alluded above. There are 2,067 fewer Chinese in Sheung Wan than there were in 1901. This is due probably to dullness of business, as there are a good many empty houses there. The population of the Chung Wan District, which showed an increase of 15,047 in 1901, has decreased since the latter year by 2,652. This decrease is all the more marked because the new 4 storey buildings in Connaught Road have all been completed and occupied since 1901, while many Chinese shops have set up in Queen's Road Central in the place of European Firms, which have moved into new premises on the Reclamation between the new Post Office site and the Hongkong Club. It must be remembered however that extensive resumptions of insanitary properties have been carried out by the Government during the past 3 years, and the Public Health and Buildings Ordinance of 1903 increased the floor area per head from 30 to 50 square feet. Districts Nos. VII & VIII (Ha Wan and Wanchai) contain 25,892 inhabitants, an increase of 2,405. This is probably due to the Naval Yard Extension, as the Chinese like to live close to their work. In Bowrington and Sokonpo there is a decrease of 4,332. The total decrease in the ten Registration Districts is actually 3.199, but in 1901 the whole Chinese population of Victoria was included, while on the present occasion I have left out 1,432 Chinese living in places within the City limits which do not fall within any of the Registration Districts. For the the purposes of com- parison, therefore, the decrease since 1901 is 1,767 for the whole City.

20. The European and American population of Victoria (excluding Portuguese) is 3,244 as compared with 2,738 in 1901. The Portuguese numbers remain stationary, while there is small increase of 150 in the number of Indians. There is no change worth recording in the numbers of the rest of the Non-Chinese races (including Eurasians). These now num- ber 1,284 persons.

The increase in the European and American community in Victoria is 506 since 1901. Between 1897 and 1901 the increase was 298. A number of new houses have been completed on the higher levels of the City, principally in Conduit and MacDonnell Roads. Europeans continue to be displaced by Chinese and others in the residential quarters in the neighbour- hood of Robinson Road and Caine Road, and move either into the higher levels or Kowloon.

21. There are 574 Europeans and Americans living on the Peak, as compared with 413 in 1901, and 376 in 1897. There is little room for further expansion as nearly all the available sites have been built upon. The children below the age of 15 years now number 136, an increase of 31 since the last Census. The Chinese number 1,648, most of whom are domestic servants.

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 22. The European and American inhabitants of the Hongkong villages number 224, being an increase of 47 over 1901. A portion of the crews of two steamers were included in the Aberdeen and Shaukiwan totals in the last Census, so the real increase is about 60.

 23. The Chinese population of the Shaukiwan District has risen to 11,391, over 2,000 more than in 1901. A large number of men continue to be employed at Messrs. Butterfield and Swire's Shipyard.

 24. There is an increase of 812 Chinese in Aberdeen, the present population being 3,654. The number of Chinese in the Stanley District is 1,276, as compared with 805 in 1901, an increase of over 50%. This is principally due to the number of coolies employed at the Tytam Reservoir Extension works. There are 711 Chinese in the village of Pokfulam. The number in 1901 was 602.

 25. The growth of Old Kowloon is again, as in 1901, the most remarkable feature of the Census. The Europeans and Americans number 997, and the Portuguese 470, the increase over 1901 being 455 and 344 respectively which is equivalent to about 83% and 273%. The number of Indian civilians is 581, as compared with 211 in 1901. The Chinese have increased from 42,976 to 52,331. The percentage of adult females to males is higher than in any other part of the Colony, except New Kowloon. In 1901 this percentage was not quite 23, while it is now 33. There is every reason to believe that the rapid expansion of Old Kowloon will continue. On the Peak and in Victoria, most of the ground available for sites has already been built over, while in Kowloon there are still considerable areas available for building purposes. One of the principal reasons for the popularity of Kowloon as a residential quarter is that a number of small houses have been built there, which meet the requirements of a large section of the European population which is unable to afford the high rents obtaining on the Peak and the upper levels of the City of Victoria. The number of European, American & Portuguese children below the age of 15 years is 452, as compared with only 161 in 1901. The Chinese children below that age number 9,278, the increase over 1901 being 4,152, representing about 80%.

26. The Non-Chinese population of New Kowloon is 47. The Chinese number 17,836.

 27. The Europeans and Americans on board the Foreign Shipping in the Harbour number 1,027, and the rest of the Non-Chinese races 425. The numbers in 1901 were 646 and 355 respectively. Of the European and Americans, 388 are British, 379 Germans, 40 Americans, 70 Austrians and 51 Norwegians. In the 1901 Census the Germans only num- bered 108, while the British numbers were 299. The Japanese number 261 and the Indians, who are nearly all employed in British vessels, 92.

The crews of steamers lying at Aberdeen and Shaukiwan are included in the above totals.

 28. The number of the Chinese Boat Population for the whole Colony is returned as 42,744. This represents an increase of 2,644 over the 1901 figures, in spite of the loss of life in the typhoon. Of the above total 26,611 are males and 16,133 females. I believe that these figures are as nearly as possible accurate, as the task of enumeration was carried out by the Police with great thoroughness. The boats were divided into the same classes as in 1901, except that Lighters are shown separately from Cargo Boats. The total number of boats in 1906 and 1901 is as follows:-

Passenger Boats Carge Boats

1906.

1901.

.1,358

1,442

.1,401

1,424

Lighters......

50

Trading Junks

264

236

Harbour Boats

691

495

Fishing Boats and Junks

.2,480

2,039

Steam Launches

215

200

6,459

5,836

229

The following is the number of boats reported sunk or wrecked during the typhoon

Sunk. Wrecked.

Total.

Passenger Boats......

71

83

154

Cargo Boats

209

491

700

Trading Junks

49

181

230

Harbour Boats

28

92

120

Fishing Boats and Junks

16

467

483

373

1,314

1,687

Steam Launches (sunk or wrecked)

...

34

The number of persons reported to the Police and Harbour Department as missing was 1,347. It is to be feared that the latter figure is very much below the mark. Boats which were lost with all hands, as a very large number were, are not likely to have been reported. Also the greatest loss of life was among the crews of the small craft, which are classified as Passenger and Harbour Boats, yet the total number of lives reported lost in vessels of this description was only 139. The total loss of life in the Boat l'opulation of the Colony at the lowest estimate was probably at least 5,000. It is safe to assume that nearly all the boats returned as "wrecked' were total losses, and did not appear among the craft enumerated at the present Census. On the other hand a great many launches and lighters had been raised again by the 20th November and figure in the Census returns. The latter include a number of new boats of every description, but especially Cargo Boats, which were brought in from places outside the Colony to make good some of the typhoon losses.

29. The Boat population found along the Southern Shore of the Harbour numbered 12,260, composed of 7,651 males and 4,609 females. Along the Northern Shore the numbers. were 8,502 males and 5,134 females, total 13,636. In the rest of the Harbour the numbers enumerated were 3,067 males and 1,143 females, total 4,210. The total Boat Population of the Harbour (excluding Shaukiwan) is therefore 19,220 males and 10,886 females, making a total of 30,106. In 1901 the number was 28,529.

30. The Boat Population of the Hong Kong Villages is as follows:-

Shaukiwan, Aberdeen, Stanley,..

1906.

1901.

.6,306

5,439

5,637

5,251

695

881

12,638

11,571

The total number of boats of all classes at Shaukiwan is 781, at Aberdeen 965 and at Stanley 95. In 1901 the number of boats enumerated at Aberdeen was 947 and at Stanley 119. The Shaukiwan boats appear to have been included in the totals for the Harbour. A number of boats belonging to these three villages were lost in the typhoon. They would be included in the totals given in paragraph 28.

31. The number of European, American and other Non-Chinese children between the ages of 6 and 15 years (inclusive) is 1,363 and of Chinese 31,553. Of the latter total 16,860 are males and 14,693 females.

32. The total number of Police engaged in the taking of the Census was 95, in addition to 49 Water Police seamen and 9 Chinese Engineers, Coxswains and Stokers. The number of each rank employed was as follows: ---

8 Inspectors

8 Sergeants

14 Lance Sergeants 21 European Constables

2 Indian Sergeants 2 Indian Lance Sergeants 6 Sergeant Interpreters 1 Assistant Interpreter 3 Chinese Sergeants 30 Chinese Constables.

230

Sixteen Harbour Department boatmen assisted in enumerating the Boat Population of Aberdeen, Stanley and Shaukiwan.

Messrs. ROCHA and FRANCO of the Harbour Department with 8 boatmen took part in the taking of the Census of the Boat Population of Victoria Harbour, and performed their duty to my entire satisfaction. 2 Chinese enumerators were engaged by Inspector CAMERON for the Census of the Kowloon City District, and 5 by Inspector MCDONALD for work in that portion of New Kowloon which is included in the Yaumati Police District. A private interpreter, who was paid $10 for the work, was engaged to assist Inspector MCHARDY in enumerating the inhabitants of the Peak District.

33. The pay of the Police engaged was as follows:-

Inspectors, Sergeants,... Lance Sergeants, European Contables, Indian Sergeants,.. Indian Lance Sergeants, Sergeant Interpreters,

Assistant Interpreter,

Chinese Sergeants,

Chinese Constables,

Water Police Boatmen and Stokers,

Water Police Engineers and Coxswains,

$20

15

10

7

6

5

7

5

5

1

1.50

2.50

Water Police boatmen, who acted as Interpreters, were given an extra $1.

34. The Harbour Department boatmen were paid $1.50 each, except in a few cases where they received extra pay for work on land. Mr. MEUGENS and Mr. McIVER were paid $20 each, and Messrs. RoCHA and FRANCO $7.

35. The Chinese enumerators were paid at the rate of $8 a man.

For this amount a large number of men were found willing to undertake the work, and they performed their task most satisfactorily. For the Census of Kowloon, local men were engaged as far as possible, though several enumerators had to be sent there from Hongkong.

36. For the clerical work of the Census one clerk was engaged at $40 a month from 1st October to 1st February, 3 clerks at $35 a mouth from 26th November to 1st February, 18 clerks at $25 a month from 26th November to 1st February and one office messenger at $8 a month from 21st November to 1st February. Mr. CHENG KAM-FAI supervised the Chinese staff, and was invaluable. I have much pleasure in testifying to the great assistance which he rendered to me throughout. The clerical staff was engaged by the month, with the exception of a very short period on piece work. At the next Census I recommend that all the clerks be employed on piece work at a moderate rate. If this is not done, it is very difficult to ensure that they get through a proper amount of work, unless the Census Officer can spend the whole of his time supervising them. This would only be possi- ble if he was relieved of his other duties while engaged on the Census. On the present occasion I cannot say that I was entirely satisfied with the work of the clerical staff, with the exception of Mr. CHENG KAM-FAI. At the end of December, 6 clerks had to be summarily removed for failing to get through what I considered to be an exceedingly moderate daily

The whole of the staff had to be continually driven.

task.

37. The Eastern verandah on the ground floor of the Registrar General's Office was again used as a Census Office. The space was sufficient as there were not so many clerks employed as in 1901.

 38. I am glad to be able to report, that, as in 1901, the enumerators met with no opposition or obstruction on the part of the Chinese population aud the work progressed exceedingly smoothly. What little trouble there was, was given, I regret to say, by the Non-Chinese community. The Police had great difficulty in inducing some people to fill up the schedules, and were often unnecessarily kept waiting. A few persens refused to state their ages, until pressure was brought to bear, while others gave frivolous answers to the questions on the schedules. There were no prosecutions under the Penal Clause of the Ordinance.

231

The total cost of the Census was $4,385.20 including the honorarium of $500 to the Census Officer.

Tables IV, V, VIII, X, XI, XIX, XXI, XXIII and XXIV shown in the 1901 Census Report are omitted. The following Tables are appended to this Report :-

:-

I. The Total Civil Population of the Colony.

II. A Comparision between the Population in the years 1901 and 1906.

III. The European and American Population according to Race.

IV. The Non-Chinese Population other than Europeans and Americans.

V. The Ages of the European, American and other Non-Chinese Resident

Civil Population.

VI. The Ages of the Chinese Resident Population.

VII. Chinese Population of the Villages of Hongkong.

VIII. Chinese Population of Old Kowloon.

IX. Chinese Population of the Registration Districts of Victoria.

X. Population of Victoria according to Health Districts.

XI. Chinese Population of the Health Districts of Kowloon.

XII. The number of Chinese Families in Victoria in the years 1901 and 1906. XIII. The number and description of Boats and Junks in the waters of the Colony (except the New Territories) and the number of persons on each Class of Boat.

XIV. The number of European, American and other Non-Chinese children

between the ages of 6 and 15 years (inclusive).

XV. The number of Chinese children (Land Population) between the ages of 6

and 15 years (inclusive).

XVI. The Naval and Military Establishments.

XVII. The Chinese Population of New Kowloon.

P. P. J. WODEHOUSE, Census Officer.

Boat Population.

Harbour,

Shaukiwan,

Total,....

Aberdeen,

Stanley,.

Total,...

Grand Total,..

Males.

Females.

NON-CHINESE.

Europeans and Americans other than

Races other than the

Portuguese.

Indians.

Total.

before mentioned.

LOCALITY.

Portuguese.

Total.

•S[VIK

Females.

Total.

Males.

Females.

Table I.

TOTAL CIVIL POPULATION of the COLONY.

Total.

Males.

*sa[Yu} {

Total.

Males.

Females.

Total.

Land Population,

Victoria,

1,9441,300

3,244

835 1,000 1,835

1,025 300 1,325

687

597

Peak,.

330

244

574

2

2

12

2

14

3

8

11

1,284 4,491

345

3,197

7,688

124,995

48,294 173,289

129,486

51,491

180,977

256 601

1,524

Hongkong Villages,

155

69 224

129

] 130

2

2

4

Old Kowloon,

567

Total,....

430 997 222 248 470 506 2,996 2,043 | 5,039 1,057 1,250 2,307 1,672

75 581

134

87

221

286 72 358 12,236 1,429 840 2,269 36,765

124 1,648 1,869 4,796 17,032 12,522 4,868 15,566 52,331 38,194

380

2,249

378 2,050

826

694 1,520 6,5514,365 10,916 175,520

New Kowloon,

14

8

22

18

18

3

4

Total,....

3,010 2,051 5,061 1,057 1,250 2,307 1,690

3782,068

829

7 35 12 47 11,601 698 1,527 6,586 4,377 10,963 187,121

Mercantile Marine,

984 40 1,024

3

3

92

92 331

2 333|1,410

42 1,452

2,50S

17,390 16,406 54,600 68,780 244,300 182,071 73,145 255,216 6,235 17,836 11,636 6,247 17,883 75,015 262,136| 193,707 79,392 273,099 2,508 3,918

42

3,960

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:.

:

:

:..

:

:

:

:

Males.

Females.

CHINESE.

TOTAL.

Total.

Males.

19,220 10,886 30,106 19,220 10,886 30,106 3,840 2,466 6,306 3,840 2,466 6,306

Note

216,240 91,148 307,388 224,236 95,567 319,803

:-The portion of the New Territories not included in this Census possessed a population of 85,011 in 1901.

23,060 13,352 36,412

23,060 13,352

36,412

3,131

420

2,506 5,637 3,131 2,506 275 695

5,637

420

275

695

26,611

16,133 42,744 26,611

16,133

42,744

1

Females.

Total.

232

Table II.

COMPARISON between the CIVIL POPULATION in the years 1901 and 1906.

1901.

1906.

LOCALITY.

MALES.

FEMALES.

MALES.

FEMALES.

TOTAL.

TOTAL.

Under

Under

Under

Under

Over 15.

Total.

Over 15.

Total.

Over 15.

Total.

Over 15.

Total.

15.

15.

15.

15.

European and American Civil Population,

Victoria,

612

1,821

2,433

662

1,435

2,097

4,530

724

2,055

2,779

692

1,608

2,300

5.079

Peak,

47

189

236

58

128

186

422

63

267

330

78

173

246

576

Hongkong Villages,

15

124

139

14

24

38

177

26

129

155

23

46

69

224

Old Kowloon,.

86

308

394

75

187

262

656

213

576

789

239

439

678

1,467

Total,

760

2,442

3,202

809

1,774

2,583

5,785

1,026

3,027

4,053

1,027

2,266

3,293

7,346

New Kowloon,

13

14

3

22

Total,

760

2,442

3.202

809

1,774

2,583 5,785

1,027

3,040

4,067

1,030

2,271

3,301

7,368

Mercantile Marine,..

639

639

7

7

646

987

987

40

40

1,027

Total,

760

3,081 3,841

809

1,781

2,590 6,431

1,027

4,027

5,054 1,030

2,311

3,341

8,395

233

Races other than European, American and Chinese,

Victoria,

Peak,

220

1,492

1,712

252

645

897

2,609

15

15

3

7

10

25

Hongkong Villages,

285

1,356

1,641

288

647

935 2,576

2

129

131

3

3

134

Old Kowloon,..

59

581

640

54

108

162

802

New Kowloon,

21

21

4

4

25

Mercantile Marine,.

353

353

2

2

355

423

423

2

2

425

Total,

285

1,709 1,994

288

649

937 2,931

281

2,661

2,942

309

769

1,078

4,020

Total Civil Population other than Chinese,....

1,045

4,790

5,835

1,097

2,430

3,527 9,362

1,308

6,688

7,996

1,339

3,080

4,419

12,415

COMPARISON between the CIVIL POPULATION in the years 1901 and 1906,-Continued.

1901.

1906.

234

LOCALITY.

MALES.

FEMALES.

* MALES.

FEMALES.

TOTAL.

TOTAL.

Under

Over 15. Total.

15.

Under

15.

Over 15. Total.

Under

15.

Over 15. Total.

Under

15.

Over 15. Total.

Brought forward,

1,045

4,790 5,835

1,097

2,430 8,527 9,362

1,308 6,688

7,996

1,339

3,080

4,419 12,415

Victoria,

12,725

116,671129,396

12,730

32,930

45,660 175,056

12,496

112,499 124,995 13,131

35,163

Shaukiwan,.

709

6,199 6,908

598

1,678 2,276 9,181

919

7,340

8,259

831

2,301

3,132

48,294 173,289

11,391

Stanley,

87

375

462

84

259

343

805

91

845

936

75

265

340 1,276

Aberdeen,

292

1,702

1,994

249

599

848

2,842

388

2,177

2,565

340

749

1,089

3,654

Chinese

Pokfulam,

55

386

441

47

114

161

602

74

402

476

85

150

235

711

Land Population,

Old Kowloon,

2,067

30,793

32,860

3,059

7,057

10,116

42,976

4,556

32,209

36,765

4,722

10,844

15,566

52,331

New Kowloon,

2,054

9,547

11,601

1,866

4,369

6,235

17,836

Peak,

21

1,503

1,524

4

120

124 1,648

Mercantile Marine,..

5

Not included in the above,

Total,

1,175 1,180 55 1,629 1,684 15,995 158,930 174,925

1,180

2,508 2,508

2,508

14

100

114

1,798

16,781

42,737

59,518 | 234,143

20,599 | 169,030 | 189,629

21,051

53,961

75,015 | 264,644

Harbour,

Shaukiwan,...

Floating Population,

6,122 12,810 18,932 1,241 1,769 3,010

4,076

5,521

9,597 28,529

915

1,514

Stanley,

Aberdeen,

134

386

520

112

149

997 1,943 2,940

843

1,568

2,429 5,439

361 881

2,311 5,251

4,635 14,585 19,220 4,364 1,010 2,830 3,840

6,522

10,886 30,106

899

1,567

2,466

6,306

159 261 984 2,147 8,131

420

111

164

956

1,550

275

2,506

695

5,637

Total,

8,494

16,908 25,402

5,946

8,752

14,698 40,100

Total Chinese,

GRAND TOTAL,

24,489 | 175,838 | 200,327

22,727

51,489

74,216 | 274,543

6,788 19,823 26,611 27,387 | 188,853 | 216,240

6,330

9,803 16,133 42,744

27,384

63,764 91,148 | 307,388

25,534 180,628 | 206,162

23,824

53,919

77,743 283,905

28,695 | 195,541 |224,236

28,723

66,844 95,567 319,803

235

Table III.

EUROPEAN and AMERICAN POPULATION ACCORDING to RACE.

Resident Population.¦ Mercantile Marine.

Total.

Races.

Males.

Fe- males.

Total. Males.

Fe- males.

Fe-

Total. Males.

Total.

males.

English,.

1,454 1,038

2,492

180 11

191

1.634 1,049

2,683

Scotch,

379

188

567

102

2

104

481

190

671

Irish,.

188

125

313

26

26 214 125

339

Welsh...

31

12

43

4

35

12

47

Other Natives of the British Isles

173

121 294

62

1

63

not defined,

235 122 357

Total.

2,225

1,484 |3,709

374

14

388

2,599

1,498 4,097

American....

144 153 297

39

40

183 154

337

Armenian,

13

2

15

16

2

18

Austrian,

31

23

54

70

100

24

124

Belgian,.

4

1

5

5

Brazilian,

13

7

20

13

7

20

Bulgarian,

1

1

Chilian,

1

1

2

1

3

Danish,

18

3

21

1

Dutch,

23

14

37

30

::ཨེ

1

19

22

39

53

23

76

French,

81

54

135

13

15

94

56

150

German,

237

122

359

370

379

607

131

738

Greek,

3

3

2

2

3

5

Hungarian,

5

1

6

1

6

Italian,

20

32

52

32

60

Jewish,

88

67

155

67

156

Norwegian,

13

14

47

51

60

5

65

Peruvian,

1

8

9

1

8

9

Portuguese,

1,057 1,250 2,307

3

39

3 1,000

1,250

2,310

Roumanian,

6

6

12

6

6

12

Russian.....

10

12

22

7

7

17

12

...

29

Spanish,..

64

48

112

...

64

48

112

Swedish,

7

7

14

Swiss,

8

16 2

16

23

7

30

2

7

3

10

Total..

4,067 3,301

3,301|7,368

987 40

1,027 5,054 3,341 8,395

Table IV.

NON-CHINESE RACES other than EUROPEANS' and AMERICANS.

Resident Population. Mercantile Marine.

Total.

Races.

Males.

Fe- males.

Total. Males.

Fe- males.

Fe-

Total. Males.

Total.

males.

Afghans,

45

45

45

...

45

Africans,

9

12

3

9

12

...

Annamites,

6

6

Arabians,

I

7

8

Asiatics (not defined),

9

Burmese,

12

1

3

9

12

...

1

1

Egyptians,

1

1

1

Indians,

1,690

3782,068

92

92

1,782

378 2,160

Japanese,

478

379

857 259

261

737

381 1,118

Javanese,

17

17

17

...

17

Malays,

76

71

147

37

37

113

71

184

Persians,

2

4

2

2

Philippine Islanders,

110

88

198

14

::

4

14

124

88

212

Siamese,

1

1

1

Turks,

Ι

West Indians.

N

2

24

1

N

2

ON -H

2

3

8

Total,....

2,425

943 3,368

422

2

424

2,847

945 3,792

Eurasians, ...

94 133 227

1

:

1

95

133 228

Grand Total,...... 2,519 1,076 3,595 | 423

425

2,942 1,078 | 4,020

236 -

Americans and other

Europeans except

Portuguese.

Age.

Portuguese.

Table V.

THE AGES of the EUROPEAN, AMERICAN and the other NON-CHINESE RESIDENT CIVIL POPULATION.

British.

Indians.

The Rest of the Non-Chinese.

Total.

Fe-

Fe-

Males.

Fe-

Fe-

Total.

Males.

Males.

Total.

Fe-

Total.

males.

males.

Males.

Total.

Males.

Total.

Males.

males.

males.

males.

Fe-

males.

Total.

Under 1 year,

63 44

107

9

10

19

30 32

62

14

27

10

6

16

126 105

231

1 and under 5 years,

170

194 364

36

48

84

129

125

254

52

52

104

35

37

72

422

456

878

5

10

167

144

311

56

49

105

141

134

275

51

108

42

49

91

457

433

890

10

15

64

103

167

40

36

76

122

111

233

""

39

72

38

62

100

303

345

648

15

20

52

74

126

33

36

69

100

106

206

64

""

92

119

77

196

368

321

689

20

25

229

124

353

88

60

""

""

148

111

120

231

362

44

406

134

190

324

924

538

1,462

25

30

379

228

607

161

*

""

96

257

111 120

231

449

39

488

135

114

249

1,235

597

1,832

30

35

373

221

594

106

86

192

80

125

205

297

32

329

107

64

171

963

528

1,491

35

40

249 155

404

87

61

148

76

76

152

157

24

181

78

33

111

647

349

996

40

45

192

95

287

56

22

A

33

99

78

40

71

111

78

16

94

48

18

66

414

222

636

45

50

116

40

156

33

23

56

43

51

94

45

6

51

25

11

A

""

36

262

131

393

50

55

52

24

76

31

16

47

19

53

72

26

13

39

14

""

"3

39

153

120

273

55

60

22

9

31

16

7

23

20

38

58

20

28

10

18

86

72

158

>"

">

60

65

21

13

34

14

16

13

41

54

15

19

6

18

75

""

66

141

65

70

70

7

1

11

12

18

30

8

""

75

2

1

4

17

21

1

4

2

""

75

80

29

25

:

10

13

:

:

80

85

N

2

1

2

3

2

2

1

752

37

27

64

15

26

41

11

16

8

85

90

95 and over, Age not stated,

90

95

...

::

...

...

...

...

61

13

74

9

9

18

1

1

1

2

10

5

15

5

1

6

87

28

1

115

Total,

2,225 1,484 3,709

785

567 1,352

1,057 1,250

2,307 1,690

378

2,068

829

698

1,527

6,586 4,377

10,963

Table VI.

The AGES of the CHINESE POPULATION.

237

Victoria.

Peak.

Hongkong Villages. Old Kowloon.

New Kowloon.

Floating Population.

Total.

Ages.

Males.

Fe-

males.

Total. Males.

Fe-

males.

Total. Males.

Fe-

males.

Total. Males.

Fe-

males.

Total. Males.

Fe-

males.

Total. Males.'

Fe-

males.

Total. Males. I

Fe-

males.

Total.

Under 1

year,

336 300 636

14

24

1 year and under 5 years.

3,046 3,374 6,420

5

10

3,983| 4,667|8,650

KN

1

398

38

388! 786

53 90 1,283 1,504| 2,787

143

33 32

569

593

1,162

2

512

491 1,003 1,591

1,773 3,364

781

666

10

15

5,131 4,790 9,921

17

1

15

20

16,081 4,201 20,282

186

18 548 186 1,032 396

428

976 1,629 1,355 2,984

671

575

1,428 3,927 1,126 5,053 1,044

545

""

20

20,711 5,773 26,484

327

334 2,008

455

2,463 6,102 1,585 7,687 1,630

540

19

25

19,215 5,216 24,431

308

10

318 2,046

488 | 2,534

2,534 6,074 1,763 7,837 1,633

552

>>

30

35

17,125 5,370 22,495

""

243 26

35

40

12,872 3,843 16,715

210

15

40

45

9,988 3,458 13,446 |

106

24

269 1,795 451 225 1,332 368 130 936 338

2,246 5,428 1,731 7,159 1,568

551

1,700 3,820 1,210 5,030

1,127

437

1,564 1,976

1,274 2,644 1,014| 3,658

849

382

1,231

1,791

813

65 429 18 447 865 464 1,329 1,874 1,874 1,948 3,822 7,172 7,808 14,980 1,447 2,563 2,247 4,810 9,432 9,846 19,278 1,246 2,240 2,026 4,266 10,236 9,175 19,411 1,589 2,828 1,713 4,541 25,098 7,981 33,079 2,170 3,598 1,667 5,265 34,376 10,027 44,403 2,185 3,109 1,359 4,468 32,385 9,388 | 41,773 2,119 2,917 1,295 4,212 29,076 9,424 38,500 812 2,788 21,337 6,685 28,022 2,604 16,314 6,029 22,343

,

45

50

6,114 2,054 8,168

58

12

50

4,893 2,167 7,060

28

13

""

55

GO

2.631 1,171 3,802

|

24

60

65

""

1,724 1,053 2,777

65

644

389 1,033

70

""

75

75

80

""

*

33

284

253 537

...

:

242000 42

70 635 236

871 1,614

636 2,250 |

561

248

809

971

41

401 216

617 1,179

564 1,743

403

278

681

964

İ

1,342 9,953 3,557 13,510

596 1,560 7,868| 3,834 | 11,702

32

272: 183

455

676

417 1,093

317

257

574

501

339

840 4,421 2,375 6,796

14

157 175

332 455

377

832

190 228

418

432

433

865

2,967 2,271 5,238

3

96 79 175 151

192

343

133 154

287

159

183

342 1,186

997 2,183

27

51

78

85

103

188

50

105

155

124

175

299

570

687 1,257

83

109 192

1

15

16

31

24

47

71

20 46

66

47

66

113

190

284 474

80

85

72

""

15

62 134

10

17

16

27

43

18

30

48

19

49

68

135

175

310

85

90

20

21

41

7

7

13

10

12

18

37

52

89

...

""

90

95

24

14

38

45

49

7

10

33

72

105

95 and over,

Age not stated,

18

9

27

1

:

:

:

1

1

21

14

35

60

3

63

60

:

:

:

63

Total,

124,995 48,294 173,289 1,524

124 1,648 12,236 4,796 17,032 36,765 |15,566 52,331 11,601 6,235 17,836 26,611 16,133 42,744 213,78291,148 304 880

238

Table VII.

CHINESE POPULATION of the VILLAGES of HONGKONG.

Villages.

Males.

Females.

Total.

Pokfulam,

476

235

711

Aberdeen,

1,100

430

1,530

Tin Tsz Tong,

7

9

16

Tin Wan,

81

38

119

Aberdeen Garden,

37

6

43

Aplichau,

958

422

1.380

Fu Hiu.....

4

8

Wong Chuk Hang,

85

33

118

Little Hongkong, Old Village,

98

103

201

New Village, ..

110

44

154

Brick Works,

85

85

Total,

2,565

1,089

3,654

Wongmakok,.

To Li Wan,

Stanley,

Taitam,

Taitamtuk..

Hok-tsuiwan,

Deep Water Bay,.

Tong Po,

Lan Lai Wan,

28

28

241

207

448

22

13

35

21

34

55

554

49

603

19

32

51

7

7

10

10

16

21

Chung Hoa Bay,

6

6

Ma Kong,

12

12

Total..

936

340

1,276

Shek-0,

126

103

229

Chai-wan,

A Kung Ngam,

Shaukiwan,

Futau Fat...

56

58

114

183

68

251

3.227

1,720

4,947

71

51

122

Kau Kan Uk,

Ma Shan Ha, Chun Lung, Tsin Shui Matau, Sai Wan Ho,..............

Quarry Bay, Tsat Tsz Mui,

Sam Ka Tsün,

10

13

23

231

142

373

392

239

631

88

78

166

532

236

768

2,941

278

3,219

320

137

457

82

9

91

Total,

8,259

3,132

11,391

Grand Total,

12,236

4,796

17,032

..

239

Table VIII.

CHINESE POPULATION of BRITISH KOWLOON.

Fe-

Fe-

Villages.

Males.

Total.

males.

Villages.

Males.

Total.

males.

Kau Pui Shek,

12

4

16

Brought forward,..... 23,412 10,741 | 34,153

Ma Taú Wai,

153

179

332

Ma Taú Chung,

58

42

100

Unchaú,

164 106

270

Ma Taú Kok.

43

301

73 Wong Nai Ü,

201

83

284

Haú Pui Ling,

18

151 |

169

Fo Pang,.

81

61

142

San Shan,.

123

77

200

Mati,

93

63

156

To Ka Wan,

849

373 1,222

Mong Kok Tsui,

5.517

2,333

7,850

Shek Shan,

161 107 268

Tai Shek Ku,

22

4

26

Hok Ün.

1.212

523 1,735

Ho Man Tin,

337

120

457

Tai Wan,

42

30 72

Mong Kok,

225

173

398

Lo Lung Hang,

194

68 262

Tai Kok Tsui,

2,371

705 3.076

Yaumati,

Hunghom,

Tso Pui Tsai,

76 11.679 6,133 17,812

Carried forward, ... 23,412 10,741 34,153

8,792 2,973 11,765

Fuk Ts'ün Heung,

742

191

933

51 127

Ho Púi, Tsimtsatsui,..

82

24

106

3,518

962

4,480

Total,..

36,765 15,566 52,331

Table IX.

CHINESE POPULATION of the REGISTRATION DISTRICTS of VICTORIA.

Districts.

Males.

Females.

Total.

No. I

Kennedy Town,

895

721

1,616

II

""

Shektongtsui,

4,398

3.198

7,596

III Saivingpun,

37,254

11,989

19,243

IV Taipingshan,.

13,968

7.454

21.422

V

""

Sheung Wan,

10,095

1,135

11,230

"

VI Chung Wan,.

34.572

14,019

48,591

VII Ha Wan,

*

7,239

2,886

10,125

VII Wanchai,

11.094

4.673

15,767

""

IX Bowrington,.

940

370

1.310

X

Sokonpo,

3,522

1,435

4.957

Total,.....

123,977

47,880

171,857

240

Table X.

POPULATION of VICTORIA ACCORDING to HEALTH DISTRICTS.

Europeans, Americans and Races other than Chinese.

Districts.

Males.

Females.

Total.

Eastern Police District,

1,269

963

2,232

Central

Western

"

2,894

2.043

4,937

328

191

519

Total...

4,491

3,197

7,688

Chinese.

Health Districts.

Total.

Males.

Females.

No.

I.

8,180

4,184

12,364

喃嘭

""

١١٠

III.

IV.

ར,

VI.

VII.

14,909

5,115

20.024

6,991

1,989

8.980

15,905

7,490

23.395

12,514

5,079

17,593

11,977

3,685

15,662

13,589

4,887

18,476

VIII,..

14.365

3.782

18,147

་་

IX,

17,773

7,097

24,870

X.

8,792

4.986

13.778

Total,.....

124.995

48,294

173,289

Table XI.

CHINESE POPULATION of the HEALTH SUB-DISTRICTS of KOWLOON.

Health Sub-Districts.

No. I.

II.

**

III.

Males.

Females.

Total,

989

160

1.149

2,645

817

3.462

11,807

6.592

18,399

喃喃

IV.

V.

VI,

VII, VIII

6,267

2,473

8,740

3,516

1,260

4,776

8,677

2,690

11,367

6.114

3.853

9,967

5,450

2.419

7,869

IX,

2.901

1,537

4,438

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

48,366

21.801

70,167

6 Years,

7

8

9

""

10

*

11

12

13

14

15

""

241

Table XII.

NUMBER of CHINESE FAMILIES in the TEN REGISTRATION DISTRICTS of VICTORIA.

In 1901,

In 1906,

Table XIII.

25,123

25,974

CHINESE FLOATING POPULATION.

NUMBER and DESCRIPTION of BOATS and JUNKS in the WATERS of the COLONY, and the NUMBER of PERSONS on each CLASS of BOAT.

Description of Vessels.

Aberdeen.

Stanley.

Shaukiwan.

Shore.

Northern

Southern

Shore.

Rest of

Harbour.

Total.

Population.

Males.

Fe- males.

Total.

Passenger Boats,

113

685

Cargo Boats,..

491 504 713

62

1,358

179

1.401

3,522 | 3,244 6,766 7.355 4,326 11,681

Steam Launches,

71

51

215

1,798 17 1,815

Lighters,

Harbour Boats,

33

17 5

50

58

236

156 198

43

691

1,977

478 55│ 533 1,629 3,606

Total.......

173

253

1,458 | 1,490

340

3,715 15,130 9,271 24,401

Fishing Boats,

789

94

496

Trading Junks,

3

32

752 246 103 72 124 33

2,480 9,361 6,478 15,839 264 2,120 384 2,504

Grand total,

965

95

781

2,282 1,860 462

6,459 26.611 16,133 42,744

Table XIV.

The NUMBER of EUROPEAN, AMERICAN and other NON-CHINESE CHILDREN between the

AGES of 6 and 15 YEARS (Inclusive).

Hongkong

Villages.

Males.

Females.

10000 1

1

""

2

"

Total.

Victoria.

Males.

Females.

Total.

60 52 112

62

983

117

52 58

110

72.52

124

54 60

114

45

89

61 52 113

45 50

95

54 4

95

1

43 36

79

Males.

476

British

Peak.

Total.

Kowloon.

Females.

Total.

Males.

Females.

Total.

Males.

Females.

Total.

6 10 23 18 41 87 76 4 11 21 12

==

9 10 14 24 68

163

33 90

71

161

143

12 27 39

167

12 17 29

148

7

11 18 52 56

108

ت:

11

25 72 69

141

16

24 61

119

6 10 16 60 52

:

13 9 22

112 56 45 101

Total..........

16

15

31 547 501 | 1,048

20 24 44 131 140 271 698 665 |1,363

?

6 Years,

7

8

10

59

*

11

*

12

13

14

15

242

Table XV.

The NUMBER of CHINESE CHILDREN (LAND POPULATION) between the AGES of 6 and 15 YEARS (Inclusive).

Males.

Females.

Total.

1.383

1,570

2.953

1,364

1.531

2,895

1,374

1.598

2,972

1,301

1,421

2,722

1,234

1,395

2,629

1,175

1.294

2,469.

1,677

1,691

3,368

1,682

1,430

3,112

2.228

1,312

• 3,540

3.442

1,451

4,893

Total......

16,860

14,693

31,553

Navy, Army,

Table XVI.

NAVAL and MILITARY ESTABLISHMENTS.

Total,

Table XVII.

CHINESE POPULATION of NEW KOWLOON.

Males.

4,298

4,537

8,835

Females.

Total.

Kowloon City,

3,075

2,319

5,394

Other Villages in Kowloon City District,

2,939

1,488

4,427

Sham Shui Po,.

1,984

837

2.821

Kip Shek Haú,

15

9

24

Kip Shek Húi,

52

27

79

Kau Lung Tong,

372

331

703

Kaú Lung Tong West,

78

41

119

Kau Lung Tsai,

586

175

761

Cheung Sha Wan,

760

71

831

Other Villages,

1,740

937

2,677

Total,......

11,601

6,235

17,836

No. 13.

DIEU

ET

SOIT QUEMA

MON DROITA"

SUPPLEMENT

ΤΟ

The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 17th of MAY, 1907.

Published by Authority.

REPORT OF THE TYPHOON RELIEF FUND COMMITTEE.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government.

HONGKONG, 12th April, 1907.

SIR, I beg to inform you that the Committee appointed by Your Excellency to collect funds and to deal with cases of distress caused by the storm of the 18th September last have completed their work and I have now the honour to enclose a copy of the accounts and to make the following observations on the work done.

 The total sum received amounted to $279,902.96 of .which the General Committee -collected $127,494.19 and the Chinese Committee acting through the Tung Wa Hospital $152,408.77. The above sum included a contribution of $1,000.00 received from the Municipal Commission Saigon while the Chinese contributions included a sum of $10,000.00 which had been raised for the relief of sufferers in the San Francisco Fire. With these exceptions the money collected was contributed by residents in Hongkong or by firms doing business with the Colony.

The Committee consider that they should specially draw your Excellency's attention to the exceedingly generous spirit in which our friends of all nationalities came to the assistance of the Colony with whom they do business although they themselves are not British subjects.

In accordance with the power given them the General Committee very considerably added to their numbers so as to include a number of Chinese Gentlemen whose assistance was most useful. A list of the Full Committee is attached.

244

 The General Committee have held some 8 meetings in all at which were fully discussed the various questions raised from time to time as to the best manner of disposing of the Funds and as to the class of people who were to be assisted.

A Sub-Committee was appointed consisting of the Honourable the Registrar General, Mr. E. A. IRVING, The Harbour Master, Hon. Dr. Ho KAI, Hon. Mr. WEI YUK, Messrs. A. G. WOOD, FUNG WA CHUN, LAU CHU PAK, TANG CHI NGONG, FRANCISCO TSE YAT, HO KOM TONG and KwOK YIU WEN.

The Committee are greatly indebited to these gentlemen for the very valuable services rendered and wish to record their appreciation of the work done. The Sub-Committee arranged that a special Investigating Committee under the Chairmanship of Mr. FUNG WA CHUN should sit at the Tung Wa Hospital as a permanent committee, and this was done for many weeks running in order that any one making a claim on the fund could immediately be heard and as soon as posible be granted temporary assistance if found necessary, pending a final decision as to the particular claim presented.

The number of claims to be considered was very great and required very careful con- sideration in order to ensure that the fund was administered to the best advantage and that only those really deserving of assistance should receive it.

The first and most pressing matter demanding the consideration of the Committee was the relief of destitute widows and orphans, and the recovering and burying of the dead.

In all 205 women and children were assisted at a cost of $16,128.45. Most of these returning to their native villages. The above account included payments to the widows of four Europeans drowned, either in the form of a gratuity or assisted passage home.

The sum of $17,985.30 was expended by the Tung Wa Hospital in feeding destitutes and in recovering and burying the dead.

The main reason for raising the fund however was to enable the trade of the Colony to be carried on with as little loss and dislocation as possible and to this end money was given or advanced, to owners of certain classes of boats to enable them to repair, rebuild or pur- chase boats as promptly as possible. As these boats are in most cases owned by the men who sail them their loss means in many cases absolute ruin, and after full discussion it was decided that advances up to about 1/3 of the value of the boat should be made, on the condition that the boats were ready for work by a certain date and that they should be registered in the Colony.

In all 1,601 cases were assisted of which one was a boat owned by an English pilot. The total expended being $198,002.00.

Attached is a table showing the number of boats of each class for which assistance was granted, this included cargo-boats, sampans and rowing-boats, fishing sampans, fishing-junks and miscellaneous junks.

With regard to the relief in the New Territories North of the Kowloon Hills, Messrs. MESSER and ŎRME kindly undertook this work and a sum of money was at once placed at their disposal to enable them to deal with cases demanding immediate relief. The total sum thus expended came to $12,554.00 made up as follows:-

Grants to 27 women for loss of relatives

Small grants to 35 people (chiefly women)

Compensation for loss of crops and repairs to embankments

Grants to Peng Chau Village for boats.....

Repairs to houses and free rice

..$ 1,750

449

9,045

1,000

310.

245

The credit balance of the account now remaining in the Hongkong & Shanghai Bank amounts to $33,768.12 to which will be added interest when the account is finally closed.

The Committee beg to suggest to your Excellency that this balance be taken charge of by the Government as a trust fund to be used as the Governor may from time to time direct in assisting people resident in the Colony who may on future occasions suffer similar loss by

storms.

When the fund was first started your Excellency undertook that the Colony should double the amount collected by subscription.

The

In consequence of the generous response made to our appeal it has fortunately not been necessary for the Committee to ask the Government for any part of their contribution. General Committee have consequently unanimously agreed to suggest to your Excellency that under these circumstances the sum for which the Colony become liable to the fund be expended for commencing at the earliest possible date, the construction of the new typhoon refuge for small craft, a work which is so greatly needed in the interests of humanity and the prosperity of this Port.

We believe that no better means of disposing of this surplus could be found as a typhoon refuge for boats is so closely allied with the relief fund for which this money was to have been voted.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your Excellency's Obedient, humble Servant,

EDBERT A. HEWETT, IIon. Secretary.

10 His Excellency Sir MATTHEW NATHAN, K.C.M.G.,

&c.,

&c.,

Government House.

C. P. CHATER,

Chairman.

246

Enclosures.

List of General Committee of the Typhoon Relief Fund.

List of Sub-Committee.

List of Investigating Committee.

Report of the Sub-Committee.

Statement of Expenditure by Sub-Committee.

Statement of Expenditure by Messrs. MESSER & ORME in the New Territories. Statement of Receipts and Expenditure.

General Committee of Typhoon Relief Fund.

Hon. Sir PAUL CHATER (Chairman)

Mr. H. E. R. HUNTER (Hon. Treasurer)

Mr. A. J. RAYMOND

Mr. D. M. NISSIM Mr. A. BABINGTON

Mr. A. G. WOOD

Mr. A. HAUPT

Mr. E. GOETZ

Hon. W. J. GRESSON

Hon. WEI YUK

Hon. Dr. Ho KAI

Mr. LAU CHU PAK

Mr. FUNG WA CHUN

Mr. E. A. IRVING Hon. A. W. BREWIN

Mr. H. N. MODY

Mr. TANG CHI NGONG

Mr. Ho KOM TONG

Mr. FRANCISCO TSE YAT

Mr. N. A. SIEBS

Mr. D. R. LAW

Hon. E. A. HEWETT (Hon. Secretary)

Mr. CHAN CHUN TSUN

Mr. LAU YAM TSUN

Mr. CHIU TSAU SAM

Mr. LI SAU HIN

Mr. Ku FAI SHAN

Mr. UN Or Yu Mr. UN LAI CHUEN Mr. YIP OI SHAN Mr. TSEUNG SZ KAI Mr. PUN YAN TSUN

Mr. LEUNG PUI CHI

Mr. TONG LAI TSUN

Mr. YIP SHUN Kam

Mr. LAM SAU TING Mr. U Hor TSAU Mr. CHAN KING WAN Mr. TANG LAN KUK Mr. CHOI LUP CHI Mr. YUNG HIN PONG Mr. CHAN KANG YU

Mr. CHAN LAN HIN

Mr. MUI KING SHEK

Mr. CHAN CHOK PING

Mr. LI YAU TSUN Mr. CHAU SIU KI Mr. CHAN KIT SHAN Mr. Loo KUEN TING.

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Sub-Committee, Hongkong Typhoon Relief Fund.

The Registrar General (Mr. A. W. BREWIN) Chairman The Hon. Capt. L. A. W. BARNES-LAWRENCE

The Hon. Dr. Ho Kai, C.M.G.

The Hon. Mr. WEI YUK

Mr. A. G. WOOD

Mr. FUNG WA CHUN (Secretary)

Mr. Ho KOM TONG

Mr. LAU CHU PAK

Mr. TANG TSZ NGONG

Mr. FRANCISCO TSE YAT

Mr. E. A. IRVING (appointed 11th October, 1906)

Mr. Kwok YIU WEN (appointed 16th October, 1906).

Investigating Committee, Hongkong Typhoon Relief Fund.

Mr. FUNG WA CHUN (Chairman)

Mr. CHAN KENG WAN

Mr. CHAU YU TENG

Mr. LAC CHU PAK

Mr. LAU YAM TSUN

Mr. LEUNG PUI CHI

Mr. Ho KOM TONG

Mr. KU FAI SHAN

Mr. PUN YAN TSUN

Mr. TANG TSZ NGONG

Mr. FRANCISCO TSE YAT

Mr. U Hor CHAU.

بھیجو

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Report of the Sub-Committee of the Hongkong Typhoon Relief Fund General Committee.

The Sub-Committee appointed on the 22nd September, 1906, met the same day, and steps were at once taken to ascertain the loss of boats by directing the sureties of the boatmen to report to the Tung Wa Hospital and by authorising the Hospital to advertise that claims for relief should be received at the Hospital; and the work of registering the claims for relief was immediately undertaken by the Hospital. It was also resolved that the Registrar General and the Chinese members of the Sub-Committee should meet the boat builders and ascertain the possibility of getting boats built at an early date.

2. At a meeting held on the 26th September it was resolved that the purchase or build- ing of boats by the Committee was undesirable and impracticable; also that a grant equal to at least one-third of his loss should be made to each boatman upon the condition that he should get to work as soon as possible, the condition to be enforced by sureties.

3. On the 1st October an Investigating Committee consisting of twelve members was appointed to enquire into the claims for relief. They commenced work at once and on the 16th October reported to the Sub-Committee that 1,768 applications had been received and that the preliminary enquiries had been completed in all but 250 cases, and recommended that in 201 cases in which the final enquiries had been made, relief to the amount of $27,436 should be granted. The distribution of relief was thereupon commenced simultaneously with the completing of the enquiries, and from time to time as the work progressed, the recommendations of the Investigating Committee were presented to the Sub-Committee for consideration and adoption.

Each claim was made the subject of two distinct enquiries by two or more members of the Investigating Committee; the individual recommendations were then revised by the Committee and systematized, and finally at the actual distribution, occasion was taken to verify the claims.

4. By the 23rd October, 302 cases had been relieved at a cost of $40,302.

5. On the 24th October the powers of the Sub-Committee were further defined at a meeting of the General Committee.

6. On the 1st November it was resolved that no grant should be made towards building a boat unless security could be given that the boat would be built before China New Year (13th February).

7. During November searching enquiries were made by the Sub-Committee into claims made by masters of junks and large fishing boats, and a report was finally adopted recom- mending the General Committee to approve of grants in the case of 272 such claims.

8. By the 21st January the distribution of relief to Chinese was completed, though subsequently one claim from a European was met by a grant.

 9. As each boat is completed the master has it measured, and the certificate is endorsed by the Inspector who made the measurements to shew whether the boat is a new one, or from some other port or simply repaired, and the surety's bond is then cancelled. There remains about 350 bonds to be dealt with, but in connection with this work no expense will fall on the fund.

 10. The relief distributed by the Sub-Committee is shewn in the accompanying schedule. The names of the Sub-Committee and Investigating Committee are also attached.

A. W. BREWIN,

Registrar General, Chairman.

7th March, 1907.

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HONGKONG TYPHOON RELIEF FUND.

STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE BY

BY SUB-COMMITTEE.

I.

Grants made up to the 7th March towards procuring new boats or repairing damaged boats.

Class of Boats.

No. of Cases.

Amount of Relief.

Chinese.

A

Cargo Boats,

637

B

Sampans and Rowing Boats,

290

Fishing Sampans,

323

$ 96.785.00

17,503.00 21,676.00

D

Other Boats,

4

1,438.00

E

Fishing Junks,

143

28.110.00

F

Junks (Miscellaneous),.

203

32,290.00

1,600

197.802.00

European,

1

200.00

1,601

$198.002.00

Chinese, European,

II.

Gifts made to Widows and Orphans and others who suffered loss up to the 7th March.

No. of Cases.

Amount of Relief.

201

4

$ 12,265.00 3.863.45

205

$16.128.45

III.

Paid on account to the Tung Wa Hospital to defray cost of recovering

and burying corpses and of maintaining destitutes,.........

Clerks' Salaries,

IV.

Total Expenditure.

I. Grants to buy, build or repair boats,

II. Relief to Widows and Orphans,

III. Cost of recovering and burying corpses and maintaining

destitutes,

IV. Clerks' Salaries,

Total,

....S 17,985.30

$198,002.00 16.128.45

17,985.30

577.16

.S232,692.91.

577.16

250

The money paid to Chinese under Table I, has been granted for the purpose of

I. Building 611 new boats,

II. Repairing 367 damaged boats,

III. Buying 600 boats elsewhere than in the Colony.

FUNG WA CHUN.

LAU CHU PAK.

HO KOM TONG.

A. W. BREWIN,

Registrar General,

Chairman, Sub-Committee.

HONGKONG TYPHOON RELIEF FUND.

New Territories.

On the 8th October, $2,500 were placed at the disposal of Mr. MESSER and Mr. ORME to spend in immediate relief in the New Territories. Mr. MESSER'S report on the relief called for in the New Territories was laid before the General Committee in the middle of December and a further sum of $10,900 was voted.

The relief given may be divided into five parts:--

(1.) Relief to Pengchau.

Pengchau is a small island at the top of Mirs Bay and the inhabitants depend entirely upon fishing for their livelihood. All their boats were destroyed in the typhoon and a grant of $1,000 was made to enable the boats to be replaced. Immediate distress was relieved by distribution of rice.

(2.) Repair of embankments and compensation for loss of crops.

The value of the crops lost was assessed by Mr. MESSER at $30,700 but in this assessment large areas where there was no necessity for relief, were left out of account. The damage to embankments was assessed by the Public Works Department at $12,900, but this assessment did not include many miles of low embankment made of earth and strengthened with a facing of stones. Relief was granted only where the cultivators were very poor.

(3.) Small grants to relieve immediate distress. This calls for no comment. (4.) Grants to women who had lost their relatives in the typhoon.

(5.) Grants to repair damaged houses.

These two items are made up of exceptional distress.

The accounts were closed and forwarded with vouchers to the Honourable Treasurer on the 7th March, 1907.

8th March, 1907.

A. W. BREWIN,

Registrar General.

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HONGKONG TYPHOON RELIEF FUND.

New Territories Expenditure.

1. (a.) Grants to inhabitants of Pengchau to build boats,

$1,000.00

1. (6.) Rice for Pengchau,

200.00

2.

3.

Repair of embankments and compensation for loss of crops, Small grants principally to women (35),

9,045.00

449.00

1.

Grants to women who lost relatives (27),........

5.

Repair of damaged houses (3),

1,750.00

110.00

$12,554.00

HONGKONG TYPHOON RELIEF FUND.

Statement of Receipts and Expenditure.

RECEIPTS.

EXPENDITURE.

A

Collected by Committee,...$127,494.19

Expenditure by Sub-Committee,

Grants to buy, build or

Collected by Tung Wa

repair boats.

.$198,002.00

Hospital Authorities 152,408.77

...

Relief to Widows and

Orphans

16,128.45

Total Receipts as acknowledged in local

Cost of recovering and

papers

279,902.96

burying corpses and

maintaining destitutes

17,985.30

Interest at 4%, p. a. on account at Bauk

to date...

Clerks Salaries

577.16

1,487.30

232,692 91

Audited and found correct.

#6

Expenditure in New Territories.

Grants to inhabitants

of Pengchau to build

boats.....

Rice for Pengebau

Repair of embankments

and compensation for loss of crops..

Small grants principally

to women..

1,000.00

200.00

9,045.00

449.00

Grants to women who

lost relatives

1,750.00

Repair of damaged houses

110.00

281,390.26

Expenditure by Hon. Treasurer ac.

Relief

Balance of current a/c. in Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation

Hongkong, 11th April, 1907.

12,554.00

887.93

35,255.42

281,390.26

EDBERT A. HEWETT,

Hon. Secretary.

R. R. HYND, for Hon. Treasurer.

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GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HONGKONG, 16th April, 1907.

SIR,--I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of the report dated the 12th April of the Committee appointed to collect funds and to deal with cases of distress caused by the storm of the 18th September last.

2. I have to express to you and to the members of the General Committee, of the Sub- Committee, and of the Investigating Committee my thanks for your labours in collecting funds and distributing relief, labours which I am sure greatly lessened the period during which the evil effects of the catastrophe were felt in the Colony. I fully appreciate the heavy amount of work that must have fallen on all the Committees but probably most of all on the Investigating Committee who had to deal with equal promptness and care with a very large number of individual applications for assistance.

3. I accept on behalf of the Government of the Colony the charge of the unexpended balance of the fund which will be held in trust to be used as the Governor may from time to time direct in assisting people resident in the Colony who may on future occasions suffer loss by storms.

4. With regard to the unanimous suggestion of your Committee that the Government Contribution of an amount equal to private subscriptions, promised by me to the fund, should be expended for commencing at the earliest possible date the new typhoon shelter which your Committee as well as the Public Works Committee have recommended should be at Mong-kok-tsui, I have to inform you that a number of borings have been taken to ascertain the nature of the bed of the harbour at this site and that as soon as the plans and particulars based on them have been prepared, tenders for the construction of the detached breakwater which is to extend from near Tai-kok-tsui to opposite the South end of Yaumati will be called for and a vote taken in the Legislative Council for the amount that it is estimated will be expended during the current year.

I have, &c.,

The Honourable

Sir PAUL CHATER, Kt., C.M.G.,

Chairman, Typhoon Relief Fund Committee.

M. NATHAN,

Governor.

No. 93.

HONGKONG.

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GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

HONGKONG, 18th April, 1907.

 MY LORD,-Referring to the 38th, 39th and 40th paragraphs of my Despatches Nos. 238 and 262 dated the 5th and 22nd October, 1906, respectively, on the subject of the typhoon which passed over this Colony on the 18th September last, I have the honour to transmit for Your Lordship's information a copy of the Report of the Committee appointed to collect funds and to deal with cases of distress caused by that storm.

 2. The report shows that out of the sum of $281,390.26 received as subscriptions to the fund and as interest on them the sum of $246,134.54 has been expended in grants for the purchase construction or repair of boats, on recovering and burying corpses, main- taining destitutes, relieving widows and orphans, repairing embankments and compensating for loss of crops in the New Territories, etc.

 3. I trust Your Lordship will see fit to express satisfaction at the manner in which the General Committee, the Sub-Committee, and the Investigating Committee carried out the work of collecting funds and distributing relief, work which I am sure greatly lessened the period during which the evil effects of the typhoon were felt in the Colony. This work was very arduous and the services of Sir PAUL CHATER, Chairman of the General Committee, of Mr. HEWETT and Mr. HUNTER, Secretary and Treasurer to that Committee, of Mr. BREWIN, Chairman of the Sub-Committee, and of Mr. Fezo Wa Ch'us, Chairman of the Investigating Committee are specially worthy of Your Lordship's notice.

4. The Committee suggest that the balance of $35,255.42 should be taken charge of by the Government as a trust fund to be used as the Governor may from time to time direct in assisting people resident in the Colony who may on future occasions suffer loss by storms. I have on behalf of the Government accepted this charge.

 5. Referring to the 42nd paragraphs of the despatches above quoted which dealt with the question of providing as soon as possible additional accommodation for junks seeking shelter from storms, Your Lordship will observe that the Relief Fund Committee unani- mously agreed to suggest that the Government contribution of an amount equal to private subscriptions promised by me to the fund, not being otherwise required, should be expended for commencing at the earliest possible date the new typhoon refuge which they, as well as the Public Works Committee of the Legislative Council, have recommended should be pro- vided at Mong-kok-tsui by constructing a detached breakwater extending from near Tai- kok-tsui to opposite the South end of Yaumati and enclosing an area of 166 acres. The estimated cost of this breakwater is $600,000, and I propose that the suggestion of the Relief Fund Committee should be met by taking a vote in the Legislative Council for the amount that can be spent on the work this year and including such amounts in the Estimates for 1908 and 1909 as will permit of the work being completed without any avoidable delay. I ask Your Lordship's approval to this course. In the meantime a number of borings have been taken to ascertain the nature of the bed of the harbour on.the site of the proposed break- water and the plans and particulars for it are being prepared.

The Right Honourable

THE EARL OF ELGIN, K.G.,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

I have, etc.,

M. NATHAN,

Governor.

No. 14.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of THURSDAY, the 23rd of MAY, 1907.

Published by Authority:

REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PRISON, FOR THE YEAR 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government.

1. The number of prisoners received into prison during the year and the corresponding numbers for the year 1905 were as follows:-

1906.

1905.

Convicted by the Ordinary Courts,

Convicted by the Courts Martial,

.5,049

19

5,258

64

Convicted by the Land Courts,

1

Convicted by the Sanitary Commission,

1

Convicted by the Captain Superintendent of Police, Debtors,

2

71

49

Supreme Court, Shanghai,

3

On remand or in default of finding surety,.

653

856

5,799

6,227

   There was thus a decrease of 428 on the total number of admissions as compared with the previous year,

       In consequence of the opening of the Military Prison at the beginning of the year no European Courts-Martial prisoners have been received into this prison during

year under review.

the

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 2. The number of prisoners admitted to the prison in 1906 for offences not of a criminal nature was 3,224, made up as follows :---

Convicted by Courts Martial,

the Land Courts,

19

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19

Sanitary Commission,

1

"

Captain Superintendent of Police,

2

Debtors,

71

Convicted under the Opium Ordinance,......

Gambling Ordinance,

1,108

529

Market Ordinance,

314

Arms Ordinance,...

27

"

""

Vehicle Ordinance,

62

**

Sanitary Bye-laws,

166

Harbour Regulations,

GO

for Drunkenness,

39

Trespassing.....

22

""

Disorderly Conduct,

187

Vagrancy,

34

""

Contempt of Courts,

14

Assault,

185

-

Obstruction.

146

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*

:)

Cutting trees,

21

:

Fighting,

44

11

Mendicancy

12

under the Post Office Ordinance,

for Rogue and Vagabond,..

125

under the Women and Girls' Protection

Ordinance,

32

Total..

3.224

The above figures show that 62% of the total admissions to prison were for non-crimi-

ual offences.

3. The following Table shows the number of prisoners committed to prison without the option of fine and in default of payment of fine:

In default of payment of fine.

Without option

of fine.

Total.

Served the imprisonment.

Paid full fine.

Paid part fine.

1,431

2,150

788

706

5,075

:

4. There were 81 juveniles admitted into the prison, 33 of whom were sentenced to be whipped in addition to various terms of imprisonment varying from twenty four hours detention to one month's imprisonment with hard labour.

5. The percentage of convicted prisoners admitted to prison with previous convictions recorded against them was 13.00 as compared with 8.50 for the year 1905, of these I find that 4 men represent 20 convictions.

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6. The number of convictions from the New Territories was 152 against 169 for the previous year.

   7. The following Table shows the number of convicts confined in Victoria Gaol on the 31st December for the past ten years, and the percentage borne by this number to the esti- mated population :-

Year.

No. of Convicts.

Percentage to Estimated Population.

Year.

No. of Conviets.

Percentage to Estimated Population.

1897,

51

.020

1902,

215

·054

1898.

55

.021

1903,

245

·059

1899,

96

.027

1904,

243

·054

1900,

141

.040

1905,

216

*046

1901.

180

.046

1906,

156

037

   8. The following Table shows the daily average number of prisoners undergoing imprisonment during the past ten years and the percentage borne by this number to the estimated population of the Colony of Hongkong

Year.

Estimated Population.

Daily Average number of Prisoners.

Percentage.

1897,

1898,

1899,

1900,

1901.

1902,

1903.

1904,

1905,

1906.

248,710

462

.185

284,400

511

.200

344,323

432

.125

347,689

486

.139

385.67!

499

.129

396,835

576

.145

410,642

653

.159

446,217

726

.162

462,861

697

.150

414,049

518

.125

   9. There were 627 punishments awarded for breaches of prison discipline being an average of 1.21 per prisoner, against 1,029 in the preceding year, and 2 prisoners were sentenced to be whipped with the birch by the Assistant Superintendent.

10. No escapes or attempt to escape occurred.

11. In the month of May a long sentenced prisoner employed in the Shoemakers' Shop fatally stabbed a fellow prisoner for which he was subsequently tried and hanged.

   12. There were 18 deaths from natural causes, 1 murder. 4 executions and 2 births. 11 prisoners were released on medical grounds.

13. Hard labour, 1st class, was enforced by means of Crank, Shot, and Stone-carrying.

14. Satisfactory progress has been made in the various industries in the prison during the year.

15. There were 3,497,620 forms printed and issued and 15,672 books bound during the year under review.

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 16. The rules and regulations for the government of the prisons have been duly carried out. The complete separation of new from old offenders has been observed and the low number of prisoners in custody has rendered possible strict compliance with the rules relat- ing to juveniles, debtors and remand prisoners.

17. The Sanitary condition of the prisons is good.

18. The appliances for use in case of fire are sufficient and in good working order.

19. The conduct of the Staff throughout the year has been good.

20. The usual Returns are appended.

12th February, 1907.

F. J. BADELEY,

Superintendent,

Date.

Table I.

Return of Offences punished by Flogging during the year 1906

Number of Floggings awarded.

Number of Strokes awarded in each Case.

Daily

average.

By Prison Authorities.

By the

Assistant

By Courts.

Super-

intendent.

By

Judge.

By

Magistrate.

Total.

Jannary,

570

3

February,

533

2

March,

504

April,

496

4

May.

491

June.

484

6

July,

August,

September,

507

4

4

542

14

14

525

}

6

7

October,

November,

December,

582

10

10

521

2

2

513

3

3

Total.

24

20

15

12

10

3

Total.

2

+

1

2

2

4

6

6

6

2

-1

12

14

3

4

6

1

10

2

3

2

63

70

2

2

49

14

70

260

Table II.

Return of Offences reported of prisoners fighting with or assaulting each other or Officers,

for the years 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905 and 1906.

Mouths.

1902. Daily average number

in Prison, 576.

1903. Daily average number in Prison, 653.

1904. Daily average number in Prison, 725.

1905. Daily average number in Prison, 697.

1906. Daily average number

in Prison, 518.

January,

February.

March,.....

5

12

2

:

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April,

10

10

May,

3

5

4

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1

3

2

3

4

1

2

June,

x

2

5

2

July,

6

2

1

:

August,

8

4

Spetember,

8

2

8

5

October,

8

6

4

6

November,

1

3

2

December,

7

2

Total,

64

56

24

22

32

Table III.

Return of Offences of prisoners having Tobacco, for the years 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905 and 1906.

Months,

1902.

Daily average number

1903. Daily average number

in Prison, 576. | in Prison, 653.

1904. Daily average number

in Prison, 725.

1905. Daily average number

in Prison, 697.

1906. Daily average

number in Prison, 518.

January,

February,

Marcb....

April,

May,

3

:

:

2

2

:

3

00

3

5

3

5

July,

August,

September,

I

June,

4

2)

5

:

1

I

I

1

6

:

3

October,

5

3

4

5

November,

1

O

2

December,

2

2

Total,

22

12

24

17

29

261

Table IV.

Return of Reports for talking, idling, short oakum picking, &c., for the

years 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905 and 1906.

Month..

1902. Daily average number

1903. Daily average number

1904. Daily average number

1905. Daily average number

1906.

Daily average number

in Prison, 576. in Prison, 653.

in Prison, 725. | in Prison, 697.

in Prison, 518.

January,

117

89

49

80

38

February,

76

80

38

60

42

March,....

113

103

April,

134

87

38

61

59

35

33

88

63

May,

63

82

June,

88

今に

56

100

34

77

42

102

44

July,

105

100

Angust,

92

888

44

82

56

88

40

84

39

September,

114

108

44

October,

133

163

48

55

97

43

88

66

November,

IOL

142

30

70

68

=

December,

98

161

55

80

35

Total....

1,234

1,280

540

990

566

Table V.

Return showing the Expenditure and Income for the year 1906.

EXPENDITURE.

AMOUNT.

INCOME.

AMOUNT.

C.

('.

Pay and Allowance of Officers including

uniforms, &c..

Earnings of prisoners,

37,495.56

68,508.93

Victualling of prisoners,

14,506.43

Paid by Military for subsistence of Mili-

tary prisoners,..

315.60

Fuel, light, soup and dry earth,

8,878.83

Paid by Navy for subsistence of Naval

prisoners,..

335.70

Clothing of prisoners, bedding, furniture,

&c.,

4,307.89

Debtors' subsistence,

645.50

Wei-hai-wei prisoners' subsistence, ....

740.70

Vagrants' subsistence,

25.20

Waste food sold,..

55.00

Actual cost of prisoners' maintenance,...... 56,588,82

Total....

96,202.08

Total,...

96,202.08

Average annual cost per prisoner, $109.24.

Table VI.

Return showing value of Industrial Labour for the year 1906.

I

Nature of Industry.

Value of Stock

Hand

Oakum,

Coir,

Net-making.

Tailoring,

Rattan-work,

Tin-smithing,

Carpentering,

Grass-matting,

Shoe-making,

Laundry,

Printing and Bookbinding,

2

3

On

Value of

Material

Jaunary 1st.

1906.

Total Dr.

purchased.

4

Value of Articles inanufactured or work done for payment.

5

Value of Articles manufactured or work done for Gaol or other Departments,

6

Value of Stock on Hand December 31st, 1906.

Total Cr.

Value of Earu-

ings (Difference between Co- lumns 3 and 7).

$

2,812.20

100.00

18.70

1,417.66

4,229.86

1,248.06

3,642.88

1,156.47

1,256.47

2,637.56

264.15

532.56

4,890.94

3,434.27

661.08

2,177.80

88.64

107.84

530.63

8.26

538.89

431.55

100.00

1,115.62

1,215.62

162.41

1,137.88

90.80

1,391.09

176.47

11.85

73.03

84.88

15.45

97.70

12.87

126.02

41.14

9.00

45.20

54.20

8.78

343.45

1.89

354.07

299.87

354.40

467.67

822.07

176.81

322.89

498.84

998.54

176.47

2.20

849.17

5.00

4,101.12

2,855.42

681.52

8.857.07

2.20

8.204.59

686.52

12.958.19

1.08

243.53

1.65

8,788.09

2.73

53

6,219.09

82.19

40

4,111.81

909.22

6,219.50

153.90

34,870.34

5,021.40

40,047.64

5,532.98

27,089.45

Totals,

7,863.64

16,758.30

24,621.94

5,180.16

47.045.24

9,892.09

62,117.50

37,495.56

262

263

Table VII.

Return shonving value of articles manufactured or work done for which payment has been received

or for which accounts have been rendered during the

year

1906.

Department.

Description of Articles.

Amount.

Total.

('.

(.

Oakum,

By 5,385 lbs. Oakum at 10 cents per lb.,

538.50

""

7,884

at 9

709.56

1,248.06

Coir,

""

11,948 lbs. matting and brusher at 20 cents per lb.,

2,389 60

".

589 lbs, mats and matting at 22 cents per lb.,

129.58

409

Repairs and Extras,

lettered mats at 22 cents per lb.,

102.25

16.13

2,637.56

Net-making,

""

26 Tennis nets at av. $5.50 each,

143.00

23 Boundary nets 15,392 sq. ft. at 25 cents,

384.80

Repairs.......

2.83

530.63

Tailoring,

Articles made and repairs for Gaol Officers,

162.41

162.41

Rattan-work,

""

28 Chairs rattained,

11.20

"

Various,

4.25

15.45

Carpentering.

Articles made,

161.50

"}

repaired.

15.31

176.81

Tin-smithing,

Articles made,

7.86

**

repaired.

0.87

8.73

Grass-matting.

9 lbs, mats and matting at 12 cents per lb.,

1.08

1.08

Shoe-making,

14 pairs leather boots at av. $4.79 per pair,

67.06

12

shoes

"}

canvas boots

shoes

$2.59

$2.75

$2.41

31.08

8.25

9.64

*

Repairs,

127.50

243.53

Printing and Book- binding,..

>;

Printing,

Book-binding..

16.00

139.90

155.90

Paid into Bank during 1906, which sum includes

$540.40 for work executed in 1905,.............

Value of work executed during 1906 for which pay-

ment was deferred to 1907.

5,180.16

5,591.02

129.54

264

Table VIII.

Return showing the calue of articles manufactured or work done on account of the Gaol and other Departments during the year 1906.

Industry.

Department.

Value.

Remarks.

Coir,

Gaol,

30.95

Mats, matting and brusher at 20 ets, per lb.

Police,

63.60

Harbour,..

68.80

Treasury,

10.80

Medical,

34.40

Hongkong Volunteers,

43.60

Public Works,

12.00

Tailoring,

Gaol,

1,027.23

Police,

45.50

Clothing, repairs and bedding at fixed scale.

Do.

Colonial Secretary,

23.20

Medical,

41.95

Rattan-work,

Gaol,

57.00

Police,

11.10

Cost of material plus percentage.

Do.

Registrar General,

.80

Harbour,

28.80

Tin-smithing,

Carpentering,

Goal,

324.85

Public Works,

18.60

Gaol,

215.27

Police,

35.77

Articles made and repaired at fixed scale.

Articles made and repaired, partly fixed. Seale or Cost of material plus percentage.

1

Magistracy,

4.12

Registrar General,

67.73

Grass-matting, Shoe-making,

Gaol,

1.65

Gaol,

938.40

Fixed scale. Do.

Police,

103.33

Fire Brigade,.

246.60

Sanitary,

2,499.76

Laundry,

Gaol,

1.996.98

Officers' washing-66,566 pieces at 3 ets.

Gao!,

2,504.76

Medical,

1,248.06

Prisoners G. C. H.

"}

Police,

469.29

Police

-83,492 -41,602

*

27

- 15,643

""

"

לי

Printing & Bookbinding,... See Table IX,

34,870.34

Total,

47,045.24

N.B.The falling off in the washing industry is due to the discontinuance of the Government Civil Hospital Washing

after June last.

265

Table IX.

Department.

No of forms No of books

printed.

bound.

Printing.

Bookbinding.

Total.

(.

$3

Government House,

1,300

8

21.00

5.50

('.

26.50

Colonial Secretary's Office,

51,130

372

841.88

386.15

1,228.03

Registrar General's Office,

370,500

1,427

3,089.85

307.55

3,397.40

Public Works Department, Harbour Department, Treasury,

Sanitary Board,

178,093

903

1,489.75

392.35

1,882.10

229,208

1,254

2,585.25

417.50

3,002.75

166,499

1,186

1,455.75

238.05

1,693.80

534,132

3,752

4,427.20

675.45

5.102.65

General Post Office,

936,231

2,413

6,417.70

575.10

6,992.80

Police Department,

471,444

2,193

3,402.75

735.05

4,137.80

Magistracy,

65,556

159

592.05

95.46

687.51

Government Civil Hospital,

111,049

356

1,126.25

214.55

1,340.80

Supreme Court,

37,770

105

149.25

169.65

618.90

Land Court,

48,810

225

445.00

150.55

595.55

Land Office,

25,139

335

249.15

164.05

413.20

Botanical and Forestry Department,

7,648

217

118.25

100.50

218.75

Prison Department,.

58,765

228

661.10

100.80

761.90

Queen's College,

1,900

10

29.75

5.30

35.05

Education Department,

26,450

126

268.50

94.10

362.60

Audit Department,

1,000

16.50

16.50

Stamp Office,

45,200

16

297.25

5.00

302.25

Assessor's Office,.

Magistracy, Tai Po...

Land Office, Tai Po,

16,490

15

156.00

18.05

174.05

23,000

41

219.00

15.50

234.50

52,200

294

909.50

346.40

1.255.90

Health Officer's Office,

Observatory,

Attorney General's Office,

Crown Solicitor's Office,....

3,500

28.25

28.25

22,080

139.25

139.25

587

14.00

2.00

16.00

1,450

Hongkong Volunteer Corps, Bacteriological Department,

6,618 3,880

201

24.50

2.00

26.50

10

85.75

8.45

94.20

21

69.75

15.10

84.85

Total,....

3,497,620

15,672

29,630.18

5,240.16

34,870.34

266

Table X.

Return showing the Employment of Prisoners and the Value of their Labour,

during the year 1906.

Daily Average number of Prisoners.

Description of Employment.

Value of Prison Labour.

Males.

Females. Totals.

SUNDAYS, CHRISTMAS DAY AND GOOD FRIDAY:-

Cooking,

11

11

71.28

Cleaning,...

29

30

162.00

Non-productive,

477

477

Totals,.............

517

518

OTHER DAYS :-

Debtors, Remands, On punishment, Sick,

49

Crank, Shot, Shot and Stone,

51

49

51

:

:

:

33

1,539.45

41

1,912.65

18

559.80

2

31.10

147

9

156

970.32

30

30

933.00

14

:

14

522.48

21

12

559.80

22

22

342.10

In Manufactories

:

Bookbinding.

Printing,

33

41

Printing labourers,.....

18

Knitting,

Oakum Picking,.

Coir Matting,

Shoe-making,

Tailoring,

10

Net-making, String-making, and Shipst

fender making,

In Building :-

Carpentering and Fitting....

10

10

497.60

In Service of the Prison :

Laundry,...

30

9

39

1.819.35

Cooking,

[1

410.52

Cleaning,

28

I

29

901.90

White-washing, &e,

31.10

Total-...

495

23

518

11.264.45

267

Table XI.

Return showing the Basis upon which the Value of Earnings of Prisoners is calculated.

In Manufactories:

Bookbinding,.

Printing,

Printer's Labourers,

Knitting,

Oakum-picking,

Coir-matting,

Shoc-making,

Tailoring,

Net-making, string and fender-making,

In Building:

Bricklaying,

Carpentering and Fitting,

Painting,

In Service of the Prison:

Laundry,

Cooking,

Cleaning,

White-washing,

Europeans,

Indians,.......

RATE.

15 cents per

diem.

.. 15

"

10

5

""

10

"

12

""

15

""

""

15

.... 16

10

""

15

12

.... 10

10

Table XII.

Return showing the Changes in the Gaol Staff *, during the year 1906.

34

65

15

2

2

11

17

* This does not include the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent or Clerical Staff.

No. 15.

DIEU

ET

MON DROIT

SUPPLEMENT

TO

The Hongkong Government Gazette

of THURSDAY, the 23rd of MAY, 1907.

Published by Authority.

REPORT ON THE EVENING CONTINUATION CLASSES.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government.

The first term of the Evening Continuation Classes commenced on the 3rd October, 1906. The objects of the classes were described in the Syllabus as to afford facilities for a commer- cial and scientific training to students generally, and to enable those who have left school to continue their studies. They are under the direction of a small Supervisory Committee, and consisted at the close of the first term, of nineteen classes under three Sections: Commerce, Engineering and Science. The teaching Staff numbers fourteen (Table I.). The number of students on the class registers on the 1st November, 1906, and 31st January, 1907, respectively was:-

Commerce Section,

Engineering Section,

Science Section,

Total,.

1st November, 1906.

31st January, 1907.

187

149

70

121

32

34

289

304

2. It may be at once said that the classes have justified their existence and that there is no reason to doubt their permanence if their development keeps pace with the needs of the Colony. Not only the classes which may seem to the students to offer some immediate re- turn for their time and money-such as the Shorthand, Building Construction and Machine Drawing classes-have been regularly attended, but the attendance at other classes which do not come under this category, have also been well maintained, and students who know by expe- rience the time taken to acquire English are found commencing the study of French, Ger- man and Japanese, whilst most satisfactory of all there is an average attendance of 31 in the English classes.

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J

3. The classes started under considerable disadvantages. It was impossible to say whether they would prove a success or not, and no preliminary expenditure on apparatus was sanctioned. The Chemistry and Physics classes were therefore put at the beginning, under serious disabilities, and the teachers deserve great credit for having done what they have done with the odds and ends of apparatus which could be placed at their disposal, and for having maintained so well the interest of their students in the subjects taught. All classes alike suffered also from a lack of suitable text books, and the maintenance of the attendance in the face of all discouragement is further evidence if any were needed, of the necessity for classes of this nature.

4. The percentage and averages given in the Attendance Returns (Table V.) are not a very good index to the actual attendance at each class. In some cases the number on the roll decreased between the 1st November and the 30th January, and in others the number actually increased, and allowance must be made for this. The actual attendance at each class during the term is given in Table VI. During the first month there was the usual unavoidable shifting of students from one class to another and a revision of the time-table in December gave rise to a certain number of changes.

5. The subjects taught in the Commerce Section are:-Shorthand, Book-keeping, Commercial Arithmetic, English, French, German and Japanese. The largest attendance is in the English classes. The attendance at these classes has suffered somewhat from two causes. It has fallen off through the disappearance of students who were incapable of following a course in Advanced English, whilst on the other hand there is reason to believe that a certain number of young men have been deterred from joining from fear of the high standard that would be required on admission.

6. The number of students though smaller than was hoped by me would be the case, is good, considering that these are advanced classes, and that the senior class consists of students who have already done very well at school. It is still hard to persuade Chinese scholars what a good business investment every additional year spent on the study of English is, but it is satisfactory to see that this is beginning to be recognised by Chinese parents who have themselves received their education in Hongkong.

7. Teachers of other classes complain of the difficulty some of their pupils experience in following the lesson owing to their ignorance of English, and it may be advisable to insist on backward pupils attending an English class if their ignorance of English impedes the work of their class. The average attendance at the French class was 28, at the German 11 and at the Japanese 9. The popularity of the French class is not explicable at first sight. It does not seem probable that the relative utility of these three languages in Hongkong and in places in the Far East to which Hongkong boys go, corresponds to the average attendance at the classes. The Japanese class commenced with an enrolment of three. The decision of the Committee to maintain classes for one term even though the enrolment did not reach five--the minimun prescribed in the syllabus--has been justified in this case, as the term closes with an enrolment of eleven. In all three classes the students have the advantage of native teachers.

8. Shorthand cannot fail to be a popular class. Proficiency in the subject has an immediate money value. The attendance has been well kept up--the average attendance being 23, and at the close of the term an examination was held at which there were ten candidates for Pitman's Elementary Certificate and seven for the Theory Certificate.

9. It is gratifying to find 7 students already capable of taking an advanced course in Book-keeping. It remains to be seen whether the 11 students on the roll of the Elementary Class will persevere in their studies long enough to enter the Advanced Class.

10. The Commercial Arithmetic Class is small in number but keen. It will never I think be a very popular class.

11. The Engineering Section consists of five classes in Geometry, Applied Mechanics, Practical Mathematics, Building Construction and Machine Drawing. The two last classes were started on the 7th December. There is no doubt that the need for these classes has

271

been urgent and that all expenditure on them will prove of the greatest benefit to the Colony. Of the 90 students on the roll on the 30th November, 55 per cent. were employed in engineering works or with building contractors, and the other students all hope to put their knowledge to some practical use. The teacher of the Building Construction Class speaks in the highest terms of the aptitude of some of his pupils. The advanced class in Practical Mathematics was closed in January. The attendance gradually fell off as the students per- ceived no immediate advantage to be gained from the course.

12. The Science Section consists of three classes in Chemistry, Physics and Hygiene. The class in Hygiene is small, and with hygiene now being taught regularly in school it is questionable whether it will be permanent. The class is principally attended by school- teachers, and the hygiene taught is school hygiene. It is to be hoped School Managers are aware of the benefits teachers would derive from attending this class.

13. I have little doubt about the future of the Chemistry and Physics classes in which the average attendance was 10 and 15 respectively. The two subjects form part of the New Learning, and apart from their prospective usefulness are attractive to all young Chinese who have studied English. But the majority of the students hope to put their knowledge to some practical use.

14. Mr. RALPHS and Mr. CROOK are to be congratulated on the state of the laboratory. It presents a very different aspect to what it did when the classes started. At

At very little cost but with the expenditure of a great deal of time and trouble everything which could possibly be utilised has been repaired and put in a serviccable condition.

15. It is not premature to regard these classes as having now passed beyond the experi- mental stage; and to secure the progress already made and to prepare for future develop- ment, it will now be necessary to determine the organization under which they can best be permanently conducted.

16. The following Tables are appended :-

I.

II.

III.

IV.

V.

Names of Supervisory Committee and Staff. Time Table.

Enrolment, Attendances, etc.

Revenue and Expenditure for 1906.

Attendance Returns.

VI. Detailed Record of Attendance.

VII. Nationality of Students.

VIII. Occupations of Students.

26th February, 1907.

A. W. BREWIN,

Registrar General,

Chairman,

Supervisory Committee,

272

Table I.

EVENING CONTINUATION CLASSES.

Supervisory Committee:

Mr. A. W. BREWIN.

Dr. G. H. BATESON WRIGHT, D.D.

Mr. E. A. IRVING.

Mr. P. N. H. JONES, Assoc. M. Inst. C.E.

Organizing Secretary :

Mr. W. H. WILLIAMS.

Name.

STAFF.

Class.

Mr. P. F. D'AGOSTINI, Mr. R. E. O. BIRD,.

Mr. A. O. BRAWN,

Mr. A. E. CRAPNELL, Mr. A. H. CROOK, Mr. H. L. GARRETT, Mr. G. P. DE MARTIN, Mr. T. L. PERKINS,. Mr. K. POLSTorff, Mr. RALPHS,

Mr. T. SWABY, Mr. K. T. TAGUCHI, Mr. W. TULIP,.................

Mr. W. H. WILLIAMS,

French. English.

Book-keeping (Elementary).

Shorthand (Elementary).

Book-keeping (Advanced).

Physics.

English.

English,

Building Construction. German.

( Chemistry.

Hygiene.

Shorthand (Advanced). Japanese.

Machine Drawing.

Applied Mechanics. Commercial Arithmetic. Geometry.

TIME.

MONDAY.

Table II.

EVENING CONTINUATION CLASSES.

TUESDAY.

WEDNESDAY.

THURSDAY.

FRIDAY.

Shorthand, Class I

(15) Commercial Arithmetic (4) Shorthand Class I

(15) | Book-keeping, (Elem.)...(15)

Shorthand, Classes II & III ...(4)

6 P.M.

to

Building Construction

||

Shorthand Classes II & III ..(22) | Machine Drawing.........(22) Building Construction |

...( 4 ) | Book-keeping, (Adv.) ...(4)

|

.(22) Machine Drawing .......(22) Building Construction ....

7 P.M.

Hygiene

..(Lab.) Physics

(Lab.) | Physics.

.(Lab.) | Chemistry

..(Lab.) Chemistry

French, Class A....

.(9)

French, Class A (9)

Book-keeping, (Elem.).......(1;

Book-keeping, (Adv.) ...( 4 ) |

Japanese

.(15)

French, Class B ...... .(9)

German

(15) Japanese

4) German

7 P.M.

to

French, Class B

9)

8. P.M.

English, (Junior)

.(22)

(Lab.)

..(4)

|

| 8) English, (Junior).........( 8 ) | English, (Junior) ..............(8)| English, (Junior).........( 8 ) English, (Junior)....................................... ( 8 ) English. (Senior).........(9) English, (Senior)

·(9)

(9)

| | Practical Mathematics, Class A (22) | Applied Mechanics ......(22) Practical Mathematics, Class A (22) Applied Mechanics

English, (Senior)

22) Practical Mathematics, Class A (22)

Practical Mathematics, Class B ( 7 )

Practical Mathematics, Class B (7)

Practical Mathematics, Class B ( 7 )

273

Number on register,

274

Table III.

Enrolment, Attendance, etc.

Number of evenings the classes were open, Average nightly attendance,

October. November. December. January. The Term.

161

180

191

196

20

21

17

22

80

64

106

111

85

91

Table IV.

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE,

Expenditure.

Personal Emoluments,

·

Other Charges,

$2,165.00 565.68

Total,

$2,730.68

Fees,

Revenue.

.$645.00

275

Table V.

EVENING CONTINUATION CLASSES.

Attendance Returns: November 1st, 1906, to January 30th, 1907.

Number on Number on

Percentage of Average At-

CLASS.

Register Nov. 1st,

Register

Jan. 30th,

1906.

1907.

Number of Total

Class Number of Attendances Meetings.

Average Attendance.

tendance to

Enrolment on

Jan. 30th, 1907.

Shorthand (Elem.),

20

22

325

22

14.8

74

(Adv.),...................

9

11

177

23

7.7

86

Book-keeping (Elem.),

18

11

153

13

11.8

66

(Adv.),

7

7

63

13

4.9

70

English (Junior),

36

27

928

41

22.6

63

(Senior),

19

10

244

28

8.7

16

Arithmetic,

6

7

54

9

6:0

100

French, A,.....

24

19

386

23

16.7

70

B.

17

13

271

23

11.8

German,.

19

11

238

21

113

Japanese,

12

11

138

16

8.6

Geometry,

19

28. (Dec. 6th)

263

11

24.0

3 R N 2

69

59

72

86

Applied Mechanics,

24

24

498

23

21.7

90

Practical Mathematics,.

11

32

779

34

23:0

72

16

0

220

28

7.8

Building Construction,

Commenced!

23

357

18

19.8

83

Machine Drawing.....

Dec. 6th

14

160

13

128

88

Chemistry,

12

11

259

26

10:0

91

Physics,

18

18

343

23

14.9

83

Hygiene,.......

42

12

3.5

70

Note: (1) This Class was closed on this date.

276

Table. VI.

EVENING CONTINUATION CLASSES.

ATTENDANCE RETURNS.

October 4th, 1906-January 30th, 1907.

I. Numbers present at each lecture.

OCTOBER.

NOVEMBER.

DECEMBER.

JANUARY.

Commercial Section.

English (Junior),

33, 33, 33, 29, 26, 26, 22, 25.

53

24, 24, 22, 23, 23, 30, 28, 34, 31, 33, 32, 29, 26.

27, 27, 23, 24, 28, 22,

English (Senior),

8, 8.

French, A.

32, 34, 36, 36, 35, 37, 30.

3

>

>

10, 11, 7. 18, 22, 26, 24, 19,

24, 16, 20, 21. 11, 16.

11, 11. 14, 16, 17, 18, 18, 13, 12, 10, 9, 10, 7, 9, 10, 8, 6, 7, 6.

18, 16, 16, 17. 7.7.

12, 10, 12, 11.

18, 23, 22, 26, 19, 19, 27, 23, 18, 17. 18. 14, 12.

10, 18, 13, 10, 12, 9, 6, 7, 8, 8, 8, 7, 9, 7, 8, 9, 9, 6, 7, 7,

18, 19, 20, 17, 12, 11, 11, 15, 11, 12,

5

9, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10,

10, 10.

French, B,

German,

Japanese,

Shorthand, I,

Shorthand, II & III,

Book-keeping, (Elem.),

Book-keeping, (Adv.),

Commercial Arithmetic........

Engineering Section.

Geometry,

Building Construction,

Machine Drawing,

7, 9, 11, 11, 12, 16, 15, 15, 17, 13,

12, 13.

15, 9, 10, 11. 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7. 9, 9, 11, 10, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 5, 9, 7, 6. 5, 6, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.

9. 8. 9. 13, 13, 19, 11, 11. 18, 19, 19, 16, 14,

17, 16, 17.

>

17, 16, 17, 14, 14, 13, 11, 12, 15, 17,

15.

14,

14.

8, 8, 7, 7, 5, 7, 6, 7,

5, 9, 10, 16, 11. 9, 8, 9, 9, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10, 9, 7, 5.

8.

11, 12, 12, 10.

7, 13, 13, 15.

18, 19, 20, 16.

15, 9, 12, 10.

7. 7, 7, 8, 6, 6.

15. 12, 8.

7. 5. 6. 6.

6, 10, 5.

5, 3, 6, 4.

5.7.7.

3

17, 16, 19, 17, 17, 20, 23, 25, 24, 25, 26, 22.

17.

Applied Mechanics.

Practical Mathematics, A,...... 25, 27, 29, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 18, 16, 15, 14.

25, 25, 23, 25.

...

23, 22, 20, 22, 22, 24, 26, 24, 26, 24,

22.

24, 24, 22. 16, 14, 14, 16, 10,

10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10. 11, 14, 16, 15, 23, 23, 22, 21, 21, 23, 22, 21, 22.

Practical Mathematics, B....... 9. 9. 11. 11.

4, 4, 5, 3, 5.

4, 4, 4, 4.

"

22, 22, 26, 26. 22, 20. 24, 19, 18, 21,

18.

20, 17, 18, 13, 15, 19, 17.

>

17, 13, 14, 15, 8, 11, 11, 13, 11, 12,

8, 13, 14. 24, 24, 25, 24. 23, 18, 20, 20, 18, 15,

24, 20.

15, 17, 17. 10, 10, 7, 6, 5, 6, 2, 4, 3, 2, 2, 10.

5, 5. 5.

24, 21, 25, 30, 26, 23, 24, 22, 25, 22,

26, 28, 30, 32. 21.

25, 24, 27, 24, 23, 23.

Science Section.

Physics,

Chemistry,

Hygiene,

S. 11.

16, 15, 18, 16, 17, 15, 16, 15, 14. 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 10, 10,

10.

8, 11, 12, 11. No class. 2, 2, 2. 2.

16, 17, 15, 15, 17, 13, 16, 14, 14,

15.

17. 12, 12, 11, 10, 10,

10, 9, 10. 5, 5, 5.

13, 13, 6. 10, 10, 9, 9, 8, 9.

8, 8, 9.

5, 4, 5, 1, 4.

OCTOBER.

NOVEMBER.

DECEMBER.

JANUARY,

II. Average nightly attendance, ... III. Number on admission register,..

64

106

111

85

TERM.

91

161

180

191

196

277

Table VII.

Nationality of Students on the register on 31st January, 1907.

Chinese....

Non-Chinese

95

.101

196

Note:-Most of the Students in the Engineering and Science Sections are Chinese; most of those studying French and German are Non-Chinese.

Table VIII.

Occupations of Students on the various class registers on the 30th November, 1906.

Number Clerks Day Scholars Merchants

on

and

roll. Typists.

and Teachers.

and Assistants.

Engineers and Artisans.

Others.

4

Shorthand,

31

26

5

0

0

0

Book-keeping,

27

25

1

1

(

0

English,

54

45

3

=

French.

38

27

6

5

0

0

German,

17

13

I

B

0

Japanese,

12

9

3

0

0

0

Mathematics,

36

13

3

3

17

Mechanics,

27

7

4

16

Geometry,

27

0

16

0

Chemistry,

14

+

1

Physics,

18

6

5

1

Hygiene,

2

N

0

=

0

Total on roll of all classes. 303

184

41

24

52

2

No. 16.

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TO

The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 31st of MAY, 1907.

Published by Authority.

REPORT ON THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT, FOR THE YEAR 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Conneil by Command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government.

STAFF.

   1. Of the higher Officers Mr. E. C. LEWIS, the Assistant Postmaster General, was on leave from 11th July and Mr. A. J. REED, the Accountant, from 30th May, till the end of the year.

2. Among the Clerks, Sorters, and Shroff's, one was pensioned, two resigned, two were dismissed and two died and one was transferred to another Department. In Shanghai two Clerks resigned and one was dismissed.

3. Three new appointments were made to the Western Branch Post Office which was re-opened on 1st July.

MAILS.

  4. The number of mail bags and packets dealt with in the General Post Office. Hongkong, amounted to 160,921 as against 138,897 in 1995. Further details are given in Table I.

REGISTRATION AND PARCEL BRANCH.

  5. Registered articles and parcels handled in Hongkong shew a very considerable increase namely 770.820 against 638,977. The total for the Administration, including Shanghai and British Agencies in China, is 926.887 an increase of 183,597 as shown in Table II.

  6. During the year ending 31st December, 1906, 305 articles and 5 parcels evidently intended to be despatched by registered or parcel post were found in the Drop Box of the General Office. They were sent to the Registration Branch and forwarded.

250

 7. An arrangement for the transmission of Insured Letters direct between the Straits Settlements and Hongkong came into force on the 1st December, 1906.

 8. On the 19th September, 1906, a messenger of the Kwong Man Fung firm was found guilty at the Criminal Sessions of obtaining by means of a forged signature and seal 4 registered letters from America, he was sentenced to five years hard labour.

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE.

 9. A statement of Revenue and Expenditure is given in Table III. Revenue amounted to $420,454.04 shewing an increase of $5,615.85 over that of 1905 and an excess of $10,454.54 over the Estimate. Expenditure came to $359,484.08 and the profit on the Department to $60,969.96 or 14 per cent. The very considerable saving on the estimated expenditure is principally due to the higher rate of exchange which affected sterling payments for transit charges and mail subsidies. Increase in working expenses is divided as follows:

Salaries, Hongkong..

Cost of Stamps

Rent of Extension Site, Shanghai.

Fittings, Tientsin

Other heads of expenditure

.$ 3,023.87

11,010.05 2,103.42

1,106.81

212.23

$ 17,456.38

POSTAGE STAMPS.

10. A comparative statement of the issues of stamps for sale shows a falling off in the values from $1 to $10 which are used largely for Revenue as distinguished from postal purposes. Tables IV and V.

MONEY ORDERS.

 11. With the exception of inward orders from Japan and Silver dollar countries the trans- actions of the Money Order Office shew a substantial increase over that of the previous year (Table VI). The orders from the Straits, Borneo and Federated Malay States shew a remarkable falling off since the Straits dollar was fixed at 2s. 4d. The issues by Japan in 1905 were abnormal, one Chinese firm alone in Daitotei, Formosa, remitting $13,000. There is a drop in 1906 of 200 orders in the number issued by the Japanese Post Offices in North China to the British Indian Troops who send their remittances to India through the intermediary of Hongkong.

12. The apparent falling off in the issue of sterling orders is due to the fact that prior to 1906 all orders on Germany were advised through London. The issues and receipts from Germany equal Marks 73,000 which more than counter balance the deficiency of £1,500.

13. The increase of £3,000 from the United Kingdom and also increase in the number of British Postal Orders paid is accounted for by the greater number of Chinese Seamen and Laundrymen in the United Kingdom, principally in London, Liverpool, Cardiff, Birkenhead, Manchester, Belfast, Hull, Newport, North Shields and South Shields.

 14. Notwithstanding the reduction of the British Fleet in China waters the sale of British Postal Orders is £1,000 more than in 1905.

 15 Since December last the amount of orders from London has been greatly augmented by Chinese transit orders from Mexico, each week's list varying from £450 to £950.

 16. A direct exchange of Money Orders with Cape Colony came into force on the 1st January and a proposal for the extension of direct exchange to the German Colony of Kiantschou is now under consideration.

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EXTENSION OF POSTAL FACILITIES.

 17. Pillar Boxes were erected and daily deliveries started at Pokfulam on 21st March and at Kowloon City on 3rd October. In Victoria three new pillar boxes were placed at certain points on the higher levels.

18. The total number of articles collected during the year from all pillar boxes was 122,899 as against 48,119, 66,746 and 92,170 for the three previous years.

 19. The Western Branch Post Office was re-opened near the Canton and Macao Wharf with a view to meeting the requirements of Chinese correspondence, principally to Canton, in co-operation with the Imperial Chinese Post Office which now is in a position to displace the private letter carrier-system. 584,484 letters were received and despatched as well as 3,400 registered articles, and the Revenue from the sale of stamps amounted to $14,724.20 against an Expenditure of $1,809.95.

20. In Shanghai extensive alterations and additions were made to the British Post Office and there is now sufficient space for dealing with the very large amount of mail matter passing through that office. The accommodation for the public has been much improved.

21. An agency was opened at Tientsin on 1st October. The monthly Expenditure averaged $687 and the Revenue $890. The amount of mail matter handled shews that it proved of convenience to the public.

22. The New Branch Office at Kowloon was completed on 1st September and occupied a few days later. The temporary office on the Star Ferry pier was completely destroyed in the Typhoon a fortnight later.

DEAD LETTER OFFICE.

 23. The total number of all articles returned to and despatched from Hongkong amounted to 71,668, viz., 34,924 of the former and 36,744 of the latter showing an increase on those reported in the previous year of 8,183. (Table VII.)

24. The following correspondence failed to be delivered at this office, viz., Foreign Letters 8,980, Post Cards 1,534, Other Articles 6,240, Local Letters 946, Post Cards Other Articles 1,304.

 25. The practice referred to in last year's report (posting of coin in unregistered letters) still continued, 58 such letters were detected, and where the sender's name and address could be discovered returned.

26. Among the unregistered letters returned to this office some were found to contain Cheques, Bank Notes, Drafts and Local and Imperial Money Orders.

 27. There were 65 Post Cards posted bearing neither name nor address of party for whom they were intended and many of them lacked the sender's name. 52 cards bearing imitations of postage stamps were also posted addressed to the United Kingdom and being prohibited there were were returned to the senders where possible.

 28. In the mails from other countries 1,216 articles were found without address of which 393 were delivered to claimants. For the rest no enquiries were made.

GENERAL.

 29. During the Typhoon already mentioned two bags of mails containing ten registered articles were lost in the S.S. Apenrade.

 30. On the 2nd October a mail recovered from the wreck of S.S. Akashi Maru was brought to the General Post Office with a large proportion of the Chinese correspondence so damaged as to render the addresses undecipherable.

 31. On the 14th October 6 bags, 10 boxes and one loose letter box were destroyed in the fire on S.S. Hankowr.

L. A. M. JOHNSTON,

Postmaster General.

28th February, 1907.

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Table I.

MAH DESPATCHED AND RECEIVED FOR 1906.

To and from Hongkong.

For H.M. Ships.

For For- eign Ships of War.

Sent in transit through Hongkong.

Steamers carrying

Mails.

Loose

Bags.

Packets. Letter

Bags.

Bags.

Boxes.

Bags and Packets.

Boxes.

Arrivals. Departures

Received, 1906,.......

83 243

8.096

1,961

7.842

5.901

Received, 1905,....

71.127

3,053 1,842

6,741

4.959

12.891 12.039

Increase,

12.116

43

119

GOL

942

8532

Shanghai and British Postal

Agencies other than through

11,641

227

Hongkong,

Despatebed. 1906,

Despatched, 1905.

57,190 7,892 1,395 57,838 7,879 1,292

6.783 6.789

5,394 4.201

49.411 46,302

7.438

Increase,

9.852

13

83

46

1.193

3.109

13.977 13.705

272

Shanghai and British Postad

Agencies other than through Hongkong,

6,827

1,862

***

Table II.

STATISTICS OF INTERNATIONAL, LOCAL AND AGENCIES" REGISTERED

CORRESPONDENCE AND PARCELS FOR 1906.

International & Local,

Comparison with 1905.

Total

Total

Description of Correspondence.

1906.

1905.

Despatched. Received.

Increase. Decrease.

Insured Letters...

237

Registered Articles.

285,009

Insured Parcels ciò Gibraltar,

1.854

Insured Parcels cia Brindisi,

98

313 387,177 1.843 116

550 672,186 3.697

581 559,476 | 112.710

31

....

4,183

486

214

281

67

Insured Parcels cid Marseilles. Ordinary Parcels ein Gibraltar.

321

321

269

52

11,724

12,711

24.435

26.766

2,331

Ordinary Parcels vid Brindisi,

156

351

507

734

227

Ordinary Parcels rid Marseilles,

950

950

916

34

America, Manila and Honolulu Parcels,

1,345

2.906

4,251

3,099

1.152

German Parcels by German Steamers,

585

1.962

2.547

1.925

622

French Parcels received by French

Steamers,

910

910

618

292

Insured Indian Parcels,

472

681

Ordinary Indian Parcels.

1,147

1.866

Australian Parcels.

959

Japanese Parcels,

2,265

847 60.252 40.129 20.123 3,027

Miscellaneous Parcels.

28,383

20,605

334,234

436,586 | 770,820 | 638,977 134.985

3.142

Parcels received for China Fleet. Parcels, Shanghai and Agencies, Registered Articles, Shanghai, Registered Articles, Agencies.

2,410

2,410 4.366

1.956

13,001

17.806

30.807

26.773 4.034

76.136

41,999 | 118,135

72.384

45,751

2,716

1.999 4,715

790

3.925

91,853

64,214 | 156,067 | 101.313

53.710

1.956

Grand Total for 1906-926.887 increase of 183,597 against 1905.

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Table III.

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE,

Receipts.

1905.

1906.

Incrense. Decrease. Expenditure.

1905.

1906.

Increase. Decrease.

S

Sale of Stamps, Hongkong..........

267.242.02 275,158,77

7.916.75

Do..

at the t

104.246.92: 106.189.51 1.942.59

Transit Payment- to the United Kingdom.

21.822.84

17,656,15

1.166.41

Agencies,

Transit Payment

Unpaid i ostage,

Boxholders" Fecs, 6,143.40

6.487.82 6,768.24

7480.32

275.92

to other Coun- tries.

60.549.79

45.128.85

15.420 91

1.336,92

Commission ou{ Money Orders,

(14,759.36

14.613 16

146.20

Graunities

the conveyance of Mails..

to

Shipmasters for

3.799.99

587 83

Profit on Ex-

change on

Contribution to-

15.325.12

9.665.76

Money Order

5,659.30

Transactions.

wards P. & 0. Subsidy..

326,287,81116,418,94

209,868.87

Interest

Commission

Money Order

459.45

546.73

Money Orders, i

2,127.22

2.112.72

14,50

Fund,

Purchase

Void

Money

Steam Launch, í

13,363.00

13,363.00

Orders and

174.60

36.55

138 05

Postal Notes,

Working Expenses, 156,910,75 | 174,367.13 17.456,38

Total Receipts,

Deficit. 1905.

414,838,19420,454,04

170.611.06

Totals.............. $ 585,449 25|420.451.04

11,559.46

5.948.61

Total Expenditure, 585,449.25-359.484.08 Profit, 1986,

17,456.38 243,421,55

60,969.96

Totals,

$585.449.25 | 420,454.04

Table IV.

POSTAGE STAMPS, etc., issued for SALE in HongKong and at the Burtish POST OFFICES in CHINA during the years 1905 and 1906.

Denomination.

1905.

1906.

Postage Stamps,

1-cent.

**

417,119 1,572.719

2,165,519

501115 2,044,075 2,445,115

$12,599

71,999

816,673 85,195

10

1,034,399

1,036,555

12

32,879

27,835

20

142,319

149.275

30

61,199

64,795

50

62,039

62,935

I-dollar.

50,699

50,315

2

14,289

14,055

3

"

5,689

5,285

5

3,569

3,145

10

4,509

3,405

Books of Stamps,

4,910

5,994

Post Carbs,

1-cent.

28,099

22,695

"

474 19.699

240

17,140

871

60

Newspaper Wrappers,

939

2,405

729

905

Postage Envelopes, ...

478

1,020

245

1,848

2,340

5,248

6,590

348

240

573

390

"

Registration Envelopes,

"

9,995

10,925

284

Table V.

REVENUE from the SALE of POSTAGE STAMPS, etc., at the BRITISH Post OfficES in CHINA, 1905 and 1906.

1905.

$ 62,683.29

5,510.99

Shanghai,

Amoy,

Canton,

Chefoo,

Foochow

Hankow,

Hoihow,

Lin Kung Tan,

Ningpo,

Swatow,

Tientsin,

*

1906.

$ 65,718.97

4,610.14

10,075.22

11,205.60

1,774.98

1,610.87

4,591.14

4,442.29

4,534.28

4,788.95

1,305.47

1,605.27

7,606,80

4,272.72

436.41

499.82

5,728.34

5,660.96

1,773.92

Totals, ....

104,246.92

$ 106,189,51

Opened 1st October, 1906,

COUNTRIES,

IN STERLING.

Table VI.

STATEMENT OF MONEY ORDER TRANSACTIONS.

IN GOLD DOLLARS.

IN GOLD YEN.

IN SILVER DOLLARS.

IN RUPEES.

IN MARKS.

Orders Issued. Orders Paid. Orders Issued. Orders Paid. Orders Issued. Orders Paid Orders Issued. Orders Paid. Orders Issued. Orders Paid. Orders Issued. Orders Paid.

£ S. d. £

Yen. Sen. Yen. Sen.

$

Rs As. Rs As. Mks. Pfs. Mks. Pfs.

d.

United Kingdom,. Queensland,...

18,844 12 10|12,583 11

166

912,749 6 5

New South Wales,. Victoria,

890 17

2|| 3,213 8 5

427 10

Tasmania,

New Zealand,

South Australia,...

Western Australia,

Transvaal,

United States of America and Hawaii,.

Canada,

Japan,.....

Straits Settlements,

Federated Malay States,...

British North Borneo,

Siam,

Macao,.

134 11

112 2 I

320 + 8

1,637 15 4

1,452 6 9

458 8

1,077 9 11

78 12 0

2,223 11 6 47 12 0 1,244

Shanghai,

Agencies in China,..

(

6,032.82 | 18,592.57 1,436.28

...

5.372.16

198,694 09 44,034 89

6,907.40

8,241.53

214.07 9,528.81

...

195.89 11,811.70

501.54

1,593.73

1,400.32

53,197.86

539.65

20,243.62

39,180.77

876.51

Base Post Office,

India,

Ceylon,

...

278,715 4 156,724 6 5,333

4,213 13

Germany,

40,062 30 33,158 48

Total in 1906,.

21,022 4 8 36,640 0 1

7,469.10 | 23,964.73 198,694 09 44,034 89|62,417.08

92,016.32 284,048 11 160,938 3 40,062 30 33,158 48

Total in 1905,.

|22,541 16 10 29,552 14

}

5,837.95 19,913.20 163,627 31 64,157 50 52,615.63 126,432.91 258,836 8:147,897 13

285

286

STATEMENT OF BRITISH POSTAL ORDERS ISSUED AND PAID AT HONGKONG

AND AT THE AGENCIES IN China.

ORDERS ISSUED.

VALUES.

AMOUNT.

d. -16

s. d. s. d. 1/- 1/6

s. d. 2/6

s. d. S.

5/- 10/-

il.

s. d.

s. d.

£

d.

10/6 20/-

Total in 1906,

683

2,248 1,546 1,578 2,514 3,018

437

6,4389,24711 0

Total in 1905,

466

1,893 1,256 1,232 2,120 2,559

312

5,809 8,139 6.0

ORDERS PAID.

No.

Amount.

£

S. d.

Total in 1906,...........

3,082

2,208 0 8

Totul in 1905,.......

1,987

1,376 11

STATEMENT OF Local Postal Notes Issued At Hongkong AND AT THE AGENCIES IN CHINA.

1

VALUES.

AMOUNT.

25 ets. 50 cts. $1.00 | $2.00 | $3.00 | $4.00 | $5.00 $10.00 $ ets.

Total in 1906,

Total in 1903,

217

217 344 714 275 286 331

256 208 195 223 221

485 940

375

15,497 25

852 12,728 25

287

Table VII.

RETURN OF DEAD LETTERS RECEIVED AND DESPATCHED IN DEAD LETTER Braxch.

RETURNED TO Hongkong.

RETURNED BY HONGKONG,

Letters.

Post Cards.

Other Articles.

Letters.

Post Cards.

Other Articles.

United Kingdom,

2,744

905

383

2,358

374

India,

10.116

887

76

Straits Settlements,

103

2,422

409

705

1,714

43

Ceylon,

2,155

67

399

319

33

72

Batavia, N. I.

39

30

224

Egypt,

578

33

47

18

Continent of Europe,

94

23

85

U. S. of Americà,

881

393

1,364

2,394

106

156

Canada,

1,982

314

1,952

311

27

19

217

28

Mexico,

167

133

B

11

Japan,

455

108

212

China,

479

250

184

1,276

29

French Indo-China,

677

4,801

249

616

93

333

Macao,.......

26

91

22

114

Foreign Offices in China,

3

313

40

Siam,

59

450

57

13

Manila,

8

208

Honolulu,

339

28

110

142

3

Victoria,

106

18

New South Wales,.

13

52

93

36

South Australia,......

155

82

18

Western Australia,.

:

15

11

32

3

21

Queensland,

26

68

Tasmania,

28

"

New Zealand,

4

1

47

29

Natal (inclusive of all South Africa),

63

17

22

71

Other Places,

307

10

18

2,085

406

Shanghai,

1,145

55

5,116

761

9.250

B. P. O.s in China,

1,015

27

247

Total in 1906,

19,968

2,629

12,327

17,971

2.410

16,363

Total in 1905,.

16,814

2,045

11.112

16,042

2.813

15,159

No. 17.

SOIT

QUI

MA

DIEU

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MON DROITUA

SUPPLEMENT

TO

The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 7th of JUNE, 1907.

Published by Authority:

REPORT OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, FOR THE YEAR 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government.

1.-Revenue and Expenditure.

(See Tables I a to 1 d.)

The revenue collected during the year amounted to $177,284.21 and exceeded the amount collected in 1905 by $4,336.32. The estimated revenue for the year was $170,250.00. The principal increases are under the heads-Hawkers and Markets. The number of Hawkers' Licences was 14,165 compared with 13,782 in 1905.

The increase of $3,976 in the revenue from the lease of market premises comes princi- ally from the Central, Western and Hunghom Markets, but the new Mongkoktsui Market also contributes $849. This market contains 40 stalls and by the 1st April they had all been let at a monthly rental of $104.50. In the usual course rents began to find their proper level and had fallen to $79.90 in December. The New Western Market was completed during the year and by the end of November the poultry and fish-dealers had been transferred from the old to the new market. The tenants complain that there has been a great falling off in their business since their removal to the new premises and I believe there is some foundation for the complaint. The accommodation provided for the poultry dealers has been found in- sufficient.

The licensing of Postmen and Postal Hongs was taken over by the Post Office on the 1st May, and the licensing of boats by the Harbour Department at the close of the year.

The total expenditure during the year was $36,947.46 compared with $31,761.32 in 1905. Of this increase $3,734.98 were spent on the Census which was taken on the 21st November. The actual expenditure fell short of the estimate by $9,415.45, of which a little over $8,500 is due to the height of Exchange and changes in the Staff.

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2.-Protection of Women and Girls.

(See Tables II a to II ƒ.)

(i.)-Women and Girls Protection Ordinance, No. 4 of 1897.

The number of women detained under warrant was 160 compared with 262 in 1905. 299 persons were admitted into the Po Leung Kuk. Of these 8 were runaway maidser- vants. Table II f shews the number of girls apparently under 16 years of age who have been sent under warrant to the Italian Convent or Miss Eyre's Refuge under the authority of section 35. The total number of persons sent by the Registrar General to these two insti- tutes during the year was 31, 10 to the Italian Convent, and 21 to Miss Eyre's Refuge. The number sent under warrant was 6 and 7 respectively. Both these places of refuge have been visited more than once during the year. Miss Eyre's Refuge has been lately moved into more roomy and suitable premises. In two cases in which the production of a girl when called for was guaranteed under bond, the amount of the bond has been forfeited.

(ii.)-Po Leung Kuk Incorporation Ordinance, No. 6 of 1893.

The report of the Society, for the year 1906, will be found in Appendix A to this Report. The Permanent Board of Directors consists of the following members :-

Ex-Officio Members:-

The Registrar General.

The two Chinese Members of the Legislative Council.

Other Members :-

1. Lau Shai-chak appointed 26th June, 1893.

2. Leung Pui-chi

3. Ip Oi-shan

4. Li Sau-hin

23

::

14th August, 1896.

17th July, 1897.

26th October, 1905.

5. Ku Fai-shan

"}

6. Chiu Chau-sam

23rd November, 1905.

""

7. Pun Yan-tsiin

"

27th March, 1906.

8. Yung Shiu-po

*

8th May, 1906.

3.-Emigration.

Emigration Ordinance, No. 1 of 1889.

(See Tables III a and b.)

The examination of emigrants is conducted by the Assistant Registrar General and occupied about 109 hours; this is exclusive of the time spent by the Registrar General in re-examining suspected cases. Out of 11,071 women, and children examined before embarkation, 35 or 0.32 per cent. were detained for enquiries as against 78 or 0.69 per cent. in 1905. 3 cases were still under consideration at the end of the year. Of the remaining 32, 6 or 19 per cent. were ultimately allowed to leave without any order being made, as against 34 per cent. in 1905. 96 per cent. of the emigrants examined were going to the Straits Settlements.

On two occasions during the year I have visited ships taking Chinese third class passen- gers to the Straits Settlements and have been successful in detecting a certain number of cases in which men or boys were being taken abroad under false pretences. It is expected an opportunity will soon be given to discuss the whole question of emigration to the Straits. Settlements with the Secretary for Chinese Affairs in that Colony.

On a third occasion Sergeant GRANT brought off from a ship 11 men-who were unwilling to proceed on their journey; the recruiter who had brought them down to Hongkong had disappeared, and the men had got scared.

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Hongkong is also directly interested in emigration of Chinese to British North Borneo. As far as I have an opportunity of judging, emigration of labourers to that Colony from Hongkong does not seem to be very flourishing. The class of men who now go compare very unfavourably with the Hakka farm-labourers who used to be recruited some years ago, but the terms offered on the tobacco-plantations do not seem attractive enough. In the Canton river delta the farm-labourer receives $36 a year and board and lodging, and something more than that will be needed to attract good labourers. In June a number of coolies were discovered on board the S.S. "Mausang" bound for British North Borneo. They were shut up in the wheel-house and forepeak. They had all been questioned before embarkation and had expressed their willingness to go.

 There is no direct emigration to Samoa from Hongkong, but it is believed coolies are taken from the neighbourhood of Hongkong and Canton to Swatow and embarked there. In June a placard was found posted in Queen's Road purporting to be a letter addressed by a Chinese labourer in Samoa to his clansmen complaining of ill-treatment. The emigration from Swatow appears to be conducted under regulations made by the Chinese Local Authorities.

 During the year 52 hotel-licences and 36 emigration house licences were issued. The former houses accommodate men and women, and are patronised not only by intending emigrants but by visitors to Hongkong. The boarding houses are made use of by male emigrants or returning emigrants, of the labouring class.

Licensed on 31st December, 1905.

Accommodation for boarders.

Licensed on 31st December, 1906.

Accommodation for boarders.

Hotels,

Emigration

houses,

49

18

2,615

250

47

2,714

29

412

 The increase in the number of licensed emigration-houses is satisfactory, and may be attributed perhaps to the supervision exercised by the Police. One European Sergeant is detailed to board emigrant ships and visit emigrant houses, and reports regularly to the Re- gistrar General.

4. Regulation of Chinese. Ordinance No. 3 of 1888.

(i.)-Registration of Householders.

(See Tables IV a and b.)

 Ordinance No. 13 of 1906 enables the provisions of Part III of the Ordinance to be ex- tended by Order-in-Council to parts of the Colony other than Victoria. Steps are now being taken to bring the Ordinance into force in the urban part of the Kowloon peninsula.

(ii.)District Watchmen.

(See Tables Va and b.)

 The work of enlarging the Central District Watchmen's Quarters at Taipingshan was completed on the 1st March.

The balance to the credit of the Fund on 31st December was $10,276 as against $9,452 for the preceding year. The total expenditure for the year is less by $7,253 than for 1905, but this is more than accounted for by the small expenditure on new quarters-$3,607, com- pared with $12,347 for the previous year. Wages shew an increase of $749. The item rent has now disappeared from the accounts. It was in 1897 that it was first decided to build

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quarters for the watchmen. Since then quarters in which all the watchmen are now accom- modated have been built in Taipingshan, at West Point and at East Point. The number of resignations and dismissals shews a progressive decrease:-

Year.

Resignations,

Dismissals,

1901.

1905.

1906.

21

13

8

17

15

11

One hundred and sixty-eight convictions were obtained before the Police Magistrate through the instrumentality of the District Watchmen. The District Watchmen Committee met eleven times during the year. The Committee lost by resignation the services of Mr. CHAT PAN-PO, a gentleman universally respected. Mr. CHOA LEEP CHEE was appointed to fill the vacancy.

The list of present members and the dates of their appointments are given

below-

Chairman:-

The Registrar General.

Other Members :---

The Hon. Dr. Ho KAI, appointed 1st December, 1891.

LEUNG PUI CHI,

TSEUNG SZ KAI,

LAU NAM CHUNG Ho Fuk,

J

FUNG WA CHUN,

LI PAK,

U HOI CHAU,

""

>>

14th July, 1898.

""

*

30th May, 1900.

29th November, 1901.

LAU CHU PAK,

29

6th February, 1902.

The Hon. Mr. WEI YUK,

99

28th February, 1903.

TONG LAI CHUEN,

27th October, 1905.

19

CHAN CHUN CHUEN,

22nd November, 1905.

"}

CHOA LEEP CHEE,

7th May, 1996.

(iii.)-Permits.

The nature and number of permits issued during the year were as follows:-

To fire crackers for marriages,

225

""

"9

on other occasions,

85

310

To hold processions,

28

in other than permanent build-

To perform theatricals

ings,

40

in permanent buildings,

28

To hold religious ceremonies,

43

ito 10 +3

Total,

449

 Permits to hold religious ceremonies and theatrical performances in the New Territories north of the Kowloon Range are issued by the Assistant Superintendent of Police at Taipo.

 In consequence of an outburst of cracker firing close to the Government Civil Hospital whilst a procession to check the plague was being held, the area within which cracker firing has been hitherto forbidden has been somewhat enlarged. (3851 06 C.S.O.).

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www

5.-Population.

Marriages. Ordinance No. 7 of 1875 as amended by Ordinance No. 15 of 1902

and Ordinance No. 6 of 1903. ·

The number of marriages solemnized during the year was 125, as compared with 149 in 1905. Twenty marriages were contracted at the Registrar General's Office.

  225 permits were issued to fire crackers on the occasion of Chinese marriages, as against 292 in 1905.

  St. Andrew's Church, Kowloon, (Govt. Not. No. 865 of 1906) and the Wesleyan Chapel, Aberdeen Street, (Govt. Not. No. 1,080 of 1906) were licensed for the solemini- zation of marriages.

Births and Deaths.

Ordinance No. 7 of 1896.

(Tables VI a and b.)

  For full particulars regarding these, reference should be made to the Annual Report of the Medical Officer of Health.

The Births registered during the year were as follows:-

Chinese, Non-Chinese,

Males.

Females.

Total.

684

344

1,028

161

132

293*

845

476

1,321

*Including 2 males and 1 female registered after the expiration of 12 months.

  Four hundred and sixteen (416) births were registered during the year in the West Point and East Point registration offices in Victoria. The total number of Chinese births registered in Victoria shews a slight increase over the number for 1905. On two occasions the Chinese Press have kindly inserted a notice pointing out the benefits of registration and these are no doubt better appreciated than they were. The figures for the last ten years are:---

Year.

1897,...

Number of Births registered.

1898,

1899,.

1900,

1901,

.858

778

.684

.544

..663

.738

.550

.622

.605

.644

1902,. 1903,..

1904.

1905,...

1906,..

* The two district registries were opened on 1st July, 1904.

The number of deaths registered during the year was:

Chinese, Non-Chinese,

.8.087

292

Total,

..8,379

294

It is difficult to see how to increase the proportion of births registered. Without domiciliary visits it is impossible to ascertain where a birth has occurred. Something may be done to make registration more convenient by an increase in the number of offices but it is not certain that convenience of itself is a sufficient inducement to parents to report a birth. It is time a district office was opened at Hunghom.

The registers of births and deaths at the Shamshuipo district office were destroyed in the typhoon of the 18th September, but copies of the entries up to the 30th June had already been made and forwarded to the Registrar General's Office.

Exhumations.

Three hundred and thirty-six (336) permits were issued to exhume human remains for removal to China or for re-burial in the Colony.

Removals of Bodies from Colony.

Six hundred and six (606) certificates were issued by the Police for removal of bodies from the Colony.

6.-Vaccination. Ordinance No. 2 of 1890.

(See Tables VII a to VII e.)

Returns have been obtained from the villages. They are not quite satisfactory, but at any rate a commencement has been made with the keeping of a record. The officer in charge of Kowloon City Office thinks that in a number of cases where the children have been vac- cinated no certificate is received by the registrar. This is probably true not only of Kowloon City but of Shaukiwan, Yaumati and other out-districts as well, as will be seen by a reference to Table VII a.

The increase in the number of vaccinations is most satisfactory. House-to-house vac- cination was carried out by the Public Dispensary doctors in Victoria in the cold season of 1905-1906,-531 vaccinations were performed--and is being carried out this cold season not only in Victoria but in Yaumati and Hunghom as well.

7.-Registration of Books. Ordinance No. 2 of 1888.

Sixty-five books were registered during the year, compared with sixty-six in 1905.

8.-Copyright in Works of the Fine Arts. Ordinance No. 17 of 1901. Three sets of photographs were registered during the year.

9.-Certificates of Identity to Chinese entering the United States of America, etc. Ordinance No. 3 of 1898.

The number of certificates issued during the years 1995 and 1906 was:-

To the United States,

""

Hawaiian Islands, Philippines,.

1905.

1906.

J

1

...

6

7

3

 The issue of these certificates is now confined to Chinese who are British subjects resident in Hongkong.

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10.-Tung Wa Hospital. Ordinances No. 1 of 1870 and No. 9 of 1904.

(See Table VIII and Appendix B.)

The names of the Directors of the Tung Wa Hospital elected on the 9th December, 1906, are:-

HO TAI-SHANG of Jardine Matheson & Co.

CHU SIK-UE of the Hang Kee Firm.

TSE YAM-CHI of the Ming San Bank.

LAU CHIN-TING of the Hing Lung Pawn shop.

MUI KING-SHEK of the Kung Fat Wing Californian Firm.

SHE PO-SHAN of the Tung Tak Shing Cotton and Yarn Firm.

CHO KWAI-NG of the Holland China Trading Co.

LAI WAI-TONG, Merchant.

LO KIT-PING of the Wang Hing Foreign Goods Firm.

I PING-UE of the Ying Fat Yuen Opium Firm.

TONG TSE-SAU of the Tung On Insurance Co.

CHENG CHEUNG-TSEUNG of the Shing Hop Cheung Firm.

WONG SHAM-KIU of the Wing Cheung Shing Piece Goods Firm.

PAU TAK-HANG of Meyer & Co.

LI KIN-TONG, Merchant.

LI PING-SHER of the Kwong Yuen Rice Shop.

The accounts will be found in Appendix B.

 The funds of the Hospital are in a satisfactory condition, the credit balance at the close of the year being $17,782.38. The expenditure was $72,519.63 as against $67,644 in 1905. A trusted employé of the hospital absconded at the end of the year and defalcations to the extent of $5,927.95 were discovered. This amount was made good by past and present directors of the hospital and others. A small committee was appointed to enquire into the keeping of the accounts and to recommend what safeguards should be adopted, and their report was submitted to His Excellency the Governor.

 There are certain disadvantages connected with a complete change every year in the personnel of the Board of Directors and to reduce these and to obtain continuity I have invited sixteen gentlemen to assist me as an Advisory Board. This is an informal body not provided for in the constitution of the hospital but its duties are purely consultative. All members are past directors and eight of them have acted as Chairmen. On more than one occasion I have found their advice of great value.

 The hospital has vacated the old dispensary building and leased it to the Po Leung Kuk, and out-patients are now seen in the hall of the new wing.

 The Government has sanctioned the establishment of a hospital for Chinese in the Kowloon Peninsula and promised to provide a site. A committee has been formed, and estimates of the cost of erection and maintenance have been drawn up. $37.850 have been subscribed but it was thought unwise to open a public subscription list until after Chinese New Year. A public meeting has been held at Yaumati and the hospital will receive I think, the active support of the inhabitants of Yaumati and Hunghom.

11.-Chinese Public Dispensaries.

(Table IX a to LX d )

The Chinese Public Dispensaries were instituted in March last under the style of Tung Wa Hospital Branch Offices. It has now been thought better to sever a connection- which was almost nominal-and to regard them as distinct institutions. At the close of the year a Committee of nineteen was formed to undertake the charge of the dispensaries and it is hoped ultimately to obtain fuller support in Victoria by the formation of local committees, similar to those which manage the dispensaries in Yaumati, Hunghom and Kowloon City.

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 The dispensary at Kau Ue Fong for the central part of the town was completed on the 4th September at a cost of $1,732.50. The cost of the building and of the furniture and equipment will not be a charge on the dispensary funds, thanks to the generosity of Mr. Ho KOM-TONG Who made a gift of $2,000 for that purpose. The site cost $3,391. One-third of this has already been promised and I am sanguine that the remaining two-thirds will be forthcoming. On the 27th May a dispensary was opened in Yaumati at the request of the inhabitants, and another at Hunghom on the 17th June. Well attended public meetings were held in both places to mark the opening. Table IX a shews the work that has been done during the year. In Victoria the number of patients treated is three times the number treated in the nine months of 1905 during which the dispensaries were open; the number of death certificates, four times. The number of infants brought to the office is less, but it is satisfactory to find that 867 infants were treated at the five dispensaries. The practice of leaving dead bodies in the streets is more prevalent than it was in 1905 but this is due as will be seen from the subjoined table to the increase in infectious diseases.

DUMPED BODIES.

Infants.

Others.

VICTORIA.

Plague

Small-pox

Total.

Cases.

Cases.

:

1905........

440

176

614

160

28

1906........

530

266

796

611

133

Infants.

DUMPED BODIES.

Others.

KOWLOON.

Plague

Small-pox

Total.

Cases.

Cases.

1905.......

171

88

259

96

275

176

451

220

35

1906..

Table IX e is an account of the money which passes through the Registrar General's hands. In Victoria all receipts are paid to the Registrar General and all payments made by him. In the case of the dispensaries in the Kowloon Peninsula, the salaries of the doctors and clerks are paid by the Registrar General, the wages of the coolies and rents of buildings are approved by him, but the payments of these items and of miscellaneous charges are made by the local committee. The actual receipts and expenditure of each dispensary are given in Table IX d.

12. District Plague Hospitals.

Thirty-three patients were received into the Kowloon Plague Hospital mostly from Yaumati. The hospital was built as was mentioned in my last report at the expense of Kowloon City and neighbourhood, but the cost of maintenance during the year was shared by Hunghom and Yaumati. The hospital-which was a matshed-disappeared in the typhoon of the 18th September. There is every prospect of the local committees in the Kowloon Peninsula opening district plague hospitals in 1907.

A district plague hospital was opened at Nos. 63 & 65 Third Street in Saiyingpun, and 18 persons were treated there. It is managed by the local committee and is under the charge of the public dispensary doctor. The Government has provided a sum of $2,000 for 1907 as a grant-in-aid to these hospitals.

297

13.-Chinese Recreation Ground.

(See Table X.)

  The rent from the shops round this ground affords ample revenue for its maintenance. A wall was blown down and the buildings were somewhat damaged by the typhoons in September but the necessary repairs have since been made; their cost, $314, will appear in the accounts for 1907.

14.--Passage Money Fund.

(See Table XI.)

This fund is used as far as possible exclusively for the benefit of women and children.

15. Registrar General's Office Charitable Fund.

It has been found impossible during the year to do anything towards increasing this fund. The Yaunati hospital and the Typhoon Relief Fund have claimed precedence, and I have had to postpone action for another year.

16.--Legislation.

The following is the only Ordinance passed in 1906 which more particularly affects the Chinese Community:

No. 12.-Regulation of Chinese (Amendment) Ordinance.

By this Ordinance Part III of Ordinance No. 3 of 1888 providing for the Registration of Householders may be extended by Order-in-Council to any part of the Colony and it is proposed to extend it in the first place as was suggested in my last annual report, to Yaumati and Hunghom.

Cars on the Electric

tive Council on this r General, the two

The Chinese took a great interest in the running of Workmen's Tramway

    and previous to the passing of the resolution of the subject on the 21st June, a small committee consisting of the Chinese members of Council and two other Chinese gentlemen enquired into the question and made a report.

17. Prosecutions.

(See Table XII.)

Table XII is not a full list of prosecutions under these Ordinances but only of such as were undertaken or might have been undertaken by this Department.

18.-Interpretation Sub-Department.

Government Notification No. 581 of 1901.

(See Table XIII.)

  The Interpretation Department consists of 21 posts, in addition to the Sergeant Inter- preters in the Police Department and the Inspectors' Interpreters in the Sanitary Depart- ment. (See General Order No. 16.)

298

During the year two Student Interpreters passed the examination for a third class cer- tificate and received appointments in the Police Department. Four new Student Interpreters were appointed, and at the close of the year there were nine Student Interpreters still pursu- ing their course of study. A full list of all the Student Interpreters is given in Table XIII. The class of boys attracted is good, and under the scheme the interpreters provided for the junior posts are incomparably superior in knowledge of English and Chinese to the men who were candidates for them previous to 1901.

19. General.

Early in the year a petition signed by 300 of the principal inhabitants of the New Territories was presented praying for a reduction in the rate of Crown Rent. The prayer was met by an undertaking to fix the present Rents for 75 years and the decision of the Government was accepted.

In May a petition was received from the inhabitants of New Kowloon complaining of the difficulty they experienced in complying with the building laws.

In consequence of a decline in the value of house property in Victoria a petition was presented in May signed by 68 Chinese land-owners praying for a re-valuation but it was impossible to accede to their request as the right of appeal had lapsed on the 6th April.

The loss of boats in the typhoon of the 18th September resulted in the issue of a large number of new boat licences and duplicate licences, as damaged boats were repaired and new boats bought or built. Between the 19th September and the close of the year the number of licences issued was :-

Cargo boats, Rowing boats, Other boats,

Duplicate Licences. New Licences.

123

119

59

105

45

375

227

599

The fees for duplicate licences were remitted by the Governor-in-Council. The cargo- boats that escaped undamaged and boats brought to the Colony from Canton and elsewhere, made big profits out e necessities of merchants and ship-owners. Charges seven or eight times those paid he typhoon were made by cargo-boats, and the Government. realising the necessity for attracting boats to the Colony and for hastening the repairing of wrecked boats and the building of new ones, sanctioned a charge of four times the legal fare. On the 23rd November when it was thought the state of affairs had become normal, it was decided to enforce the legal scale of charges under pain of cancellation of licence.

The site of a second typhoon shelter is under consideration. The boat-people prefer Kennedy Town if a shelter could be built large enough to accommodate all the boats that might seek safety there. Failing that they are in favour of a shelter at Mongkoktsui.

In February and the early spring it was necessary to again have recourse to water-boats to supplement the supply of water through the mains. The scarcity was felt more particularly in the Western part of the town but the Chinese business quarter was also affected.

 The great depreciation in the value of the local subsidiary coinage was felt by the Crown Tenants in the New Territories when the Government decided to refuse to accept amounts over two dollars in subsidiary coin. The retail business of the Colony among the Chinese is transacted in subsidiary coin, and insistence on payments being made in legal tender was equivalent to an increase of seven or more per cent. in the Crown Rent.

 The site selected by the Chinese for their small-pox hospital did not meet with the approval of the Medical Department. It is difficult to find a site in the neighbourhood of the town which meets the latest requirements of sanitary experts, and in the case of small-poy the Chinese particularly dread exposure to wind and treatment on the water.

299

The advisability of exhuming all bodies buried in public cemeteries after an interval of seven years was discussed in the Sanitary Board, but the Chinese would not declare them- selves in favour of such a practice except in the sections where burials are free.

A Sub-Committee of the Board has been appointed to select a site suitable for a cemetery for the more well-to-do classes of the Chinese, in which it would be possible to purchase family burial places and build tombs of the customary design. It is to be hoped a convenient site can be found and approved by the Government.

The local Chinese Press which has developed considerably during the last few years consisted at the beginning of the year of nine newspapers with an estimated circulation of 27,000 copies. Two anti-dynastic newspapers died during the year but another one was started, and a second is to commence after the Chinese New Year.

20. Staff.

   1. The Registrar General was absent on vacation leave from the 28th August to the 3rd October, and Mr. E. A. IRVING, Inspector of Schools, acted during his absence.

   2. The Assistant Registrar General, Mr. C. CLEMENTI, ceased to act as Assistant Land Officer, New Territories, on the 23rd September and went on leave of absence on the 29th September. Mr. J. DYER BALL acted for him throughout the year except when on sick leave from 4th September to 1st October, during which period Mr. J. R. Wood acted.

3. The Superintendent of Statistics :-Dr. W. W. PEARSE performed the duties up to the 22nd September when Dr. F. W. CLARK took them over again.

   4. The First Clerk, Mr. J. J. BULLIN, retired on pension on the 20th June and was succeeded by Mr. LEUNG PING-FAI on the 5th July.

   5. Chinese Writers:-Mr. AU FUNG-CHI'S resignation which took effect on the 1st March means a great loss to me personally as well as to the Government. His place was filled by the appointment of Mr. Lat Tsz-PING, the temporary Chinese Writer.

  In connection with this change, Mr. TANG SHI-KIT's services were dispensed with on 36th April, and Mr. CHAU SHING-IP, the Chinese Teacher to the Student Interpreters, was appointed on a higher salary.

  Mr. So UT-TAI was transferred to the Harbour Department on the 11th October, and Mr. CHAN FUNG-TING was appointed on the 8th November.

6. Shroff:-Mr. CHAN LU-FONG died on the 20th May and Mr. LAU TIN-TSUN was appointed on 30th May. Mr. Wong Hau-nam was transferred to the Harbour Office at the close of the year and his post abolished.

7. First Registration Clerk:-Mr. KWAN SHAU-KU was transferred to the Public Works Department on the 12th April and Mr. LAM SHU-PUI was appointed on the 12th May.

8. Translator:---Mr. WONG PO SHAU was appointed temporarily from the beginning of the year.

   9. Second Interpreter:-Mr. TANG TAT-HUNG was promoted to the post of Emigration Interpreter and Clerk on the 1st May and Mr. KWOK WA-FAN received the temporary appointment on the 3rd May.

  10. Emigration Interpreter and Clerk:-Mr. FUNG HON was transferred to the Magis- tracy at Taipo, New Territories on the 12th April and his place was filled by the temporary appointment of Mr. TANG TAT-HUNG on the 1st May.

of the

The grading scheme for clerks' salaries was introduced in the Department at the close

year.

23rd February, 1907.

A. W. BREWIN,

Registrar General.

Heads of Revenne,

Details of Revenue.

Table I a.

Revenue for the years 1905 and 1906.

Licences and Internal Re- venue Hot otherwise specified.

Boat Licences,

Chinese Postmen's and Postal Hong Licences,

Undertakers' Licences,

Emigration House Licences,..

Forfeitures,

Hawkers' Licences,

Marriage Licences,...

Money Changers' Liences,

Special Fruit Licences,

Fees of Court or Office, Payments for Specific Purposes, and Reimbur- sements-in-aid.

Births and Deaths Registration,

Certificates to Chinese entering U. S. A. and Manila,

Chinese Gazette Sales,

Householders' Registration,

Re-registration,

Removals,

""

Extracts,

"

Rent of Government Pro- {. perty Land and Houses.

Miscellaneous,

Laundries,

Markets,

Refunds, &e..

Ordinance under which received.

Revenue in 1905. Revenue in 1996.

Decrease.

Increase.

No. 10 of 1899.

23,844.00

24,098.10

254.10

6 of 1990.

510.00

20.00

490.00

8 of 1887.

480.00

440.00

40.00

No. 1 of 1889 & No. 34 of 1902.

2,860.00

3,008.00

148.00

564.40

564.60

.20

No. 8 of 1887.

27,564.00

28,330.00

766.00

No. 7 of 1875 & No. 15 of 1902.

1,339.00

1,055.00

284.00

No.

8 of 1887.

1,040.00

1,500.00

460.00

1 of 1903.

,,

5,085.67

4,707.84

877.83

To

No. 7 of 1896.

561.10

559.60

3 of 1898.

200.00

100.00

1.50

100.00

26.00

30.00

4.00

5 of 1888.

423.00

324.00

99.00

No.

3 of 1888.

1,516.00

1,479.00

37.00

3 of 1888.

34.25

28.00

6.25

3 of 1888.

48.00

35.50

12.50

""

No. 1 of 1903.

1,625.00

105,224.45

1,680.00

109,200.32

3.02

124.25

172,947.89

55.00

3,975.87

121.23

177,284.21

1.448.08

5,784.40

Deduct Decrease,

1,448.08

Total Increase in 1906,

4,336.32

300

301

Cargo Boats,.

Lighters,

Other Boats,

Table I b.

Fees from Boats.

Rowing Boats,

Water Boats,

Fish-drying Hulks,

Cinder Boats, Bum Boats and Hawker Boats,...............

Total,...

Table I c.

.$12,898.50

2,763.50

1,544.35

5,738.65

506.00

385.00

262.10

.$24,098.10

Number of Boat Licences of various descriptions issued during the

year 1906.

Description.

+2

3

Class.

Total. Duplicates.

5

Passenger Boats,

Passenger Village Boats,

Cargo Boats,

295

303

Lighters,

ི:༤༢

610

655

125

1,412

x

887

519

666

1,783

11

53

50

130

1

Cinder Boats, &c.,..

50

85

129

271

1

Water Boats,.

58

12

82

Fish-drying Hulks,

28

35

Other Boats,

138

70

190

38

466

2

Total,

*Excluding those for which no fee was charged.

5,066

12*

Table I d.

Revenue from the Markets, and the number of shops and stalls occupied and unoccupied at the end of 1906.

Markets.

Shop and Stalls.

Reveune,

Occupied.

Unoccupied.

$

C.

Central,

50,762.42

305

Des Voeux Road,

Hung Hom,

979.10 2,890.27

14

28

55

2

Mong Kok Tsui,

849.43

39

1

Sai Ying Pun,

12,399.12

71

Shaukiwan,

868.70

35

Shek Tong Tsui,

569.60

30

So Kon-po,

1,332.00

51

Tai Kok Tsui,

413.00

21

11

Wan Chai,...

3,893.94

80

4

Western New, Western Old, Yaumati,

3,482.30

83

12

25,280.76

81

79

5,479.68

82

2

Total....

109,200.32

947

150

302

Table II a.

Number of women and girls admitted to the Po Leung Kuk during the year

and the arrangements made regarding them.

27

25

15

21

:

5

I

5014

19

3

:

:

10

S

Total.

Committed under Warrant

from Registrar General's Office.

Committed under Warrant

from Emigration Office. Pending the opening of the Registrar General's Office. Sent with their own consent by Registrar General.

Sent with their own con- sent from Singapore, and San Francisco.

Sent with their own con- sent by the Police.

Lost Children.

Accompanying parents or guardian.

Runaway maid-servants.

Total.

Released after enquiry.

Placed in charge of hus- band.

Released under bond.

Placed in charge of parents and relatives.

Placed in charge of Consul for Japan.

Placed in charge of Consul for France.

Sent to Charitable Institu- tions in China.

Sent to School, Convent or Refuge.

Adopted.

In the Po Leung

Kuk on 1st Jan- uary, 1906,

Admitted during 1299 110 36

the year,

Total,

Remaining in the

Po Leung Kuk on the 31st De- cember, 1906, ...

349 137

29

20

རེ། །རྨ

62

31 12

8

7299168 6 20 82 3 11 24 15

64

7 36

12

8

349 82 8 | 21

85

3 11

f

I

29

Married.

415

Died.

Total.

:

238 I 270

25

26

24

6 53

1 320

Table II b.

Number of women and girls detained under warrant after enquiry in the Registror General's Office by the Registrar General and arrangements made regarding them.

Detained

previous to Detained 1st January, during 1906.

1906.

Total.

Permitted to leave,

7

36

43

under bond,

5

19

Restored to husband,

3

74

7

4

relatives..

10

12

"'"

Married,.

Adopted,

Sent to native place,

Sent to Refuge and Convent,

Placed in charge of Consul for Japan,..

Cases under consideration,

5

5

22

30

2

2

5

13

1

1

20

20

...

27

110

137

الا

303

Table II C.

Number of Emigrants detained under warrant by the Registrar General after enquiry and arrangements made regarding them.

Detained previous to 1st January, 1906.

Detained during 1906.

Professed Respectable

Total.

Prostitutes. Women.

Professed Respectable' Prostitutes. Women.

Total.

Permitted to leave,.

7

"

under bond,

Restored to husband,

to relatives,..

Sent to native place,

I

1

5

7

5

1

13

I

1

7

7

Married,

1

5

10

15

Sent to Refuge and Convent,

1

Died,

Cases under consideration,

3

3

14

1

15

11

27

50

Table II d.

Particulars regarding girls who are required to report themselves to the Registrar General.

Brought forward.

Added during

Total.

Removed from list.

Total 31st Dec.,

1906.

1906.

Required to report themselves quarterly,

7

3

10

4

6

:

""

half-yearly,

14

5

19

6

13

once a year...............

8

1

9

7

Exempted from reporting,'..

Married,

Lost sight of,

29

9

38

12

26

... 6

2

Total,.

12

Table II e.

Number of persons reported to the Po Leung Kuk as missing, and of those who have been

reported as recovered during the

Men.

Boys.

Total.

year

1906.

Women.

Girls.

Total.

Hongkong,

32

China and Macao,

94

Missing.

Recovered.

Missing.

CO

Recovered.

Missing.

Recovered.

Missing.

Recovered.

Missing.

Recovered.

47

00

79

6

46

3

140

10

22

20

2

66

9

86

11

73

I

26

99

2

Missing.

126

10

93

6

219

16

93

3

92

10

185

13

Recovered.

304

Table II f.

Girls detained under Authority of Section 35 of Ordinance No. 4 of 1897.

SENT TO MISS EYRE'S REFUGE.

Number.

Name.

Date of detention.

Date of

entering December, Refuge.

Probable

age

REMARKS.

1906.

In the Refuge 1st January, 1906.

12005

Chan Tsoi-fung.

37 05

Chan Wun-tsoi

21. 1.05

229 05

Wong Chau-lin

1. 7.05

19. 4.05 17. 5.05 15. 6.05 22. 7.05 19 years.

18 years.

...

230 05

251 05

252/05

301,05

170 05

Ip Lai Yung Wong Yun.. Ho Tai-tsoi

Yau Kwai-ho....

Chan Tai-hi

1. 7.05

22. 7.05

19. 7.05

19. 9.05

21. 7.05

29. 8.05

30. 5.05

14.10.05

345/05

Cheung Chiu-w

Wan

23. 9.05

24.10.05

292/05

Chan Sui-to

26. 8.05

29705

Chau Lan-fa

27. 8.05

2.12.05 2.12.05

...

18 years.

19. 9.05 | 19 years.

19. 9.05

15 years.

In Refuge. Married. In Refuge.

Ran away. Ran away.

Engaged to be married. Ran away. In Refuge. Married. Ran away. In Refuge.

Detained during 1906.

76 06 103:06 405 05

134,06 9/06

Lau Chui-ling

Ip Sing-tsoi.

Mak Ho.....

28. 3.06 29. 3.06 12. 4.06 12. 4.06 13.11.05

18 years.

16 years.

23. 4.06

Lo Kwai

10. 5.06

10. 5.06

18 years. 14 years.

Ran away. Rau away. In service.

In Refuge.

Fung Hung

10. 1.06

16. 5.06

12 years.

In Victoria Home.

216/03

Lam Su

28. 6.05

18. 7.06

8 years.

233 06

Leung Kwan Ying

16. 8.06

16. 8.06

In Victoria Home. Returned to Po Leung Kuk and

married.

Number.

Name.

SENT TO THE ITALIAN CONVÉNT.

Date Date of of entering detention. Convent.

Probable

age December, 1906.

REMARKS.

In Convent 1st January, 1906.

643.04

Wong Tsoi

17.11.04 10. 2.05

610 04

Chan Lin-ho

3.11.04

19. 2.05

83 05

Pun Han-yuk

50 05

Chan Kwai-sin

7. 3.05 28. 1.05

9. 3.05 15. 3.05

ོ༑-་

17

In Couvent.

17

In Convent.

17

In Convent.

20

will.

378'04

Wong Ngan

30. 6.06 22. 6.05

17

Remains in Convent of her own

Ju Convent.

Detained during 1906.

444/05 283/05

Ng Yan

15.12.05

13. 1.06

Chan Yüt-fung

19. 8.05

20. 2.06

381/05

Lo Yuk

23.10.05

115/06

Chan Sui-yung

25. 4.06

198.06

Li Tai-tsoi....

164.06

Lo Wong-tsoi

19. 7.06 9. 6.06

12. 5.06 25. 4.06 8. 8.06 30.11.06

36:58:

17

Restored to father.

Dead.

In Convent.

Restored to aunt.

15

In Convent.

15

In Convent.

305

Table III a.

Number of female passengers and boys examined and passed before the Registrar General under "The Chinese Emigration Ordinance, 1889," during the year 1906.

Whither Bound.

Women

Boys.

and Girls.

Total.

Callao,

92

10

102

Honolulu,

20

1

21

Japan,

1

3

4

London,

Mauritius,

31

25

56

Tacoma,

2

2

Salina Cruz,

55

11

66

San Francisco. U.S.A..

82

12

94

Straits Settlements,

1.766

8,867

10,633

Vancouver, B.C.,

72

72

Victoria, B.C.,

13

13

Total,.

2,142

8.929

11,071

Table III b.

Occupations of Female Emigrants in the

16 YEARS AND OVER.

With husband or other relative,

To join husband or other relative,

Actress,

Farmer or Farm-labourer,

Hairdresser,

Miner,...

Prostitute,

Seamstress..

Servant,

With parents,..........

With other relatives,....

year 1906.

.1,698

2,539

5

8

19

3

577

626

.2,619

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

.8.094

UNDER 16 YEARS.

783

52

Total,...

835

Grand total,..........

.8,929

306

Table IV a.

Number of Householders' Certificates, &c., issued during the

year 1906.

DISTRICTS.

1

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total.

First Registration of House-

holders,

12

21

27

423

23

:

2

Re-registration of House-

holders,

137

100 411

169

181

258

123

76

Extract from Householders'

Register,

1

39

48

40

:

Removal of Householders,...

12

37

48

9

2

}

Duplicates of Householders'

Certificates,................

1

1

Total,

150

135

514

179 301 330

126

79

62

12

:

108

19

1,479

~

:

138

112

6

21 1,841

Table IV b.

Changes of Tenancy reported during the year 1906.

DISTRICTS.

1

Moved in,

65

Removed,.

6

93 401 199 144 375 155 148

10

Total.

126

114

1,820

67

81

433 212

112

359

126

114

96

112

1,712

Total,

132

174 834 411

256

784

281

262 222

226

3,532

307

Table V a.

Statment of the Revenue and Expenditure of the District Watchmen's Fund for the year 1906.

C.

$

C.

To Balance,

9,452 72

By Wages and Salaries :-

Grant by Government,

2,000 00

men, District Watchmen.

Chief District Watchmen, Assistant Chief District Watch-

$ 1,891.53

1,513.50 11.852.45

Contributions,

23,365 34

21

Cooks,

Coolies,

Fines.....

58 10

Collector,

";

Manager,

Writer,

Compensation,

00

432.00

384.00

240.00

96.00

60.00

16,469

48

Forfeiture,..

Interest,......

50 00

By Miscellaneous :-

Instructors' Allowance,

96.00

267

50

Coolie and Conveyance Hire....

105.90

دو

Rewards. Gratuities and Pen-

Payments for Special Services,

sion..................

167.00

63 50

Uniform and Equipment,

1,365.62

Furniture.

72.10

Stationery and Printing,

132.89

Photographs,

8.70

Oil,

360.00

Premium on Fire Policies,

452.21

Loss on Exchange,

1,153.14

Rates.

Water Account,.

Crown Rent,

3.74

129.00

29.71

35,261 16

Disposal of Balance :→

On Fixed Deposit,

At Current Account,

Total,......

Site for building for District Watchmen's Quarters on Inland Lot 1,732,

Balance of cost of Erection

and Extension of Quarters at Wanchai and Taiping- shan.

Fitting and Repairing District

490.00

3.117.78

Watchmen's Quarters,

Sundries.

770.47

60.76

8,515 02

Total Expenditure,.... Balance,

24,984 50

10,276 66

Total,............$

35,261 16

.$ 9,000.00

1,276.66

$10,276.66

Table V b.

State of District Watchmen's Force on 31st December, 1906.

The force consists at present of 94 men :-

5 Chief District Watchmen....

6 Assistant Chief District Watchmen,. 18 District Watchmen,

52

8

11

5 Special District Watchmen,

from $276 to $360 a year.

216 to 240 a

19

at

180

a

""

150

a

12

19

120

a

""

180

a

22

1 Watchman receives

6 Watchmen receive ...

During the year 8 Watchmen resigned,

11 were dismissed,

22 entered the force.

4 a month Extra Pay.

2

""

""

Victoria,

Kowloon,.

Shankiwan,

Aberdeen,

Stanley,

Districts.

Total,

Table VI a.

Births and Deaths registered during the year 1906.

British and Foreign Community.

Births.

Deaths.

Births.

Chinese.

Boys.

Girls.

Total. Males. Females. Total. Boys.

Girls.

Total.

Males.

Deaths.

Sex

Females. Unknown. Total.

Grand Total.

Births.

Deaths.

130

111

241

193

75

268

464

180

644

3,201

2,395

60

5,656

885

5,924

31

21

52

19

24

163

132

295

1,063

649

18

1,730

347

1,754

32

12

44

319

148

467

44

467

15

13

28

115

82

197

28

197

:

:

10

:

7

17

23

14

37

17

37

161

132

*293

212

80

292

684

344 1,028

4,721 3,288

78 8,087

1,321

8,379

* Including 2 males and 1 female registered after the expiration of 12 months.

308

309

Table VI b.

Number of Births and Deaths registered at the various registration offices in the Colony during the year 1906.

Registration Office.

Registrar General's Office,

No. 2 Police Station,

No. 7 Police Station,

Shaukiwan,

Aberdeen,

Stauley,

Yaumati,

Kowloon City,

Shamshuipo,

Totol,...

Births.

Deaths.

TOTAL.

*

721

5,748

6,469

82

137

219

134

63

197

44

467

511

28

197

225

17

37

54

68

1,234

1,302

119

200

319

108

296

404

1,321

* Including 3 births registered after the expiration of 12 months.

Table VII a.

8,379

9,700

Vaccinations performed during the year 1906, at the various hospitals and elsewhere.

Alice Memorial Hospital,

327

Government Civil Hospital,

1,060

Nethersole Hospital,

212

1,599

The Gaol,

.2,659

2,659

By the Tung Wah Hospital Vaccinators-

Tung Wa Hospital,

1,785

The Po Leung Kuk,

28

Aberdeen,

29

Hung Hom,

89

Shamshuipo,

Shaukiwan,..

Shek O, Stanley,

211

72

19

Yaumati,

215

2,448

By the Chinese Public Dispensary Doctors

Victoria,

531

Hung Hom,

3

Kowloon City,

104

Yaumati,

6

644

At the Yaumati Branch of Alice Memorial Hospital,...... 100

100

7,450

Note.-The above figures include all the vaccinations and re-vaccinations performed, successful,

unsuccessful and uninspected.

310

Table VII b.

VICTORIA.

Number of children born during the year 1905 who have been vaccinated, and other particulars up to 31st December, 1906.

Number of Births,

Vaccinated,

Unvaccinated :-

Dead,

Left the Colony,.

Cannot be found,

Had Small-pox,

Certified unfit,. Insusceptible,

Carried forward,.........

Total unvaccinated,

Total,

Non-Chinese.

34

28

301

229

72

301

16

12

95

5

Chinese,

415

257

158

415

Table VII c.

VICTORIA.

Number of children born during the year 1906 who have been vaccinated, and other particulars.

Number of Births,

Vaccinated,

Unvaccinated :--

Dead,

Left the Colony,. Cannot be found, Had Small-pox, Certified unfit,. Insusceptible,

Carried forward,

Total unvaccinated,

Total,

Non-Chinese.

*293

102

Chinese.

428

96

ཤུའ:

23

15

14 56

48

4

2

6

140

204

191

332

293

428

* Including 3 births registered after the expiration of 12 months.

311

M

Table VII d.

VICTORIA.

Number of Reminders to vaccinate sent out during the year and action taken thereon.

Number of reminders issued,...

Result of reminders :---

Vaccinated,

Invaccinated :-

Dead,

Left the Colony,..

Cannot be found,

Had Small-pox,

Certified unfit,.

Insusceptible,

Carried forward,.

Total unvaccinated,

Total,

3

23

5

Non-Chinese.

44

101

101

57

Table VII e.

Births and Vaccinations outside the City of Victoria.

15

55

113

6

Chinese,

196

294

1905.

1906.

District Office..

Number

Births registered.

registered as

vaccinated.

Unac- counted for.

Births registered.

Number registered as

Carried

vaccinated.

forward.

Aberdeen,

29

Kowloon City,

126

88

Shamshuipo,.

155

Shaukiwan,

45

Stanley,

15

2012

28

10

15

11

119

22

96

108

41

44

12

18

9

9

Yaumati,

66

18

34

70

19

32

Total, *

436

436

* Percentage of Vaccinations to births in 1905 (exclusive of Sham Shui Po),

Percentage of "Unaccounted for" to births in 1995 (exclusive of Sham-shui-po and Shaukiwan), 22

Patients.

Table VIII.

53

387

60

196

52

Number of Patients under treatment and other statistics concerning the

Tung Wah Hospital during the

year 1906.

Remaining in

Hospital on

31st December,

1905.

Admitted.

Total under

Treatment.

Discharged.

Deaths.

Remaning in

Hospital on 31st December,

1906.

Out-patients.

Vaccinations.

Dead bodies

brought to Hospital Mort-

uary for burial.

Destitutes

sent home.

Male,

128

2,658

2,786 1,743

919

124

41,325

1,151

428 1,739

Female,

42

542

584

260

284

40 22,315 1.217

207

254

Total,....

170 3,200 3,370 2,003 1,203

164 63,640 2,358

635 1,993

Note.-Out-patients treated by European methods during the year 1906,...................

.1,948.

294

98

312

Table IX a.

Work done by the Chinese Public Dispensaries, Victoria, Old Kowloon and Kowloon City.

Victoria,

Old Kowloon.

East Point.

West Point.

Kowloon City.

Grand Total.

Total.

Yaumati. Hunghom.

Total.

1. New Patients visited at their

homes....

265

197

462

256

117

373

363

1.198

New Patients seen at the office,

1,649

821

2,470

2,403

1.452

3,855

711

7,036

Total,

1.914

1,018

2.932

2,659

1.569

4,228

1.074

8,234

2. Old Cases (home),..

55

74

129

105

30

135

87

351

":

(office),.

Total,

779

380

1,159

1,192

992

1,414

175

2,748

834

454

1.288

1,297

252

1,549

262

3.099

3. Certificates of nature of discase

issued.

12

13

(3A. Certifiates given to persons to

leave the Colony),

(4)

(13)

(17)

4. Certificatesof cause of death issued, 5. Patients sent to hospital,.......

31

22

89

69

* 983

25

48

71

119

687

831

(8)

(6)

(9)

53

66

153

SE

(26)

172

378

158

73

22

95

265

6.

removed to hospital in ambulance,

148

109

257

46

46

308

7. Corpses removed to hospital or

mortuary.

70

154

224

11

---

31

42

268

8. Plague cases sent out of the

Colony,

:

9. Houses cleansed in presence of

clerk,

10. Compensation claims sent in,.. 11. Applications for coffins,

12.

for midwives,

13. Infants brought to office (alive)...

Total,

14. Vaccinations at home,

office,

Total,

87

40

59

180

136

སྱཱ སྱཱམྨེ ཀ | སྐྱུ མྦ

267

49

50

67

107

6

194

21

21

JA

N

322

113

217

13

(dead).

9

9

13

22

2-

OD

15

1

3

3

26

80

210

290

293

137

104

241

101

351

217

314

531

6

B

9

104

644

Notes. The Office in Yaumati opened on the 27th May.

The Office in Hunghom opened on the 17th June.

Table IX b.

Details regarding infants treated at the Chinese Public Dispensaries during 1906.

AGES.

Age.

Under 1 year,

1

year and under 2.

2 years

3,

"

3

4,

**

""

4

5,

""

Total,

Number.

219

130

204

184

130

867

NUMBER TREATED AT EACH DISPENSARY.

Dispensary.

West Point,.

East Point,

Kowloon City,..

Yaumati,

Hunghom,...

Number.

112

246

99

251

159

Total,..

867

313

Table IX c.

CHINESE PUBLIC DISPENSARIES.

Statement of Account ending 31st December, 1906.

C.

C.

Receipts:

Balance,..

1,971.69

Subscriptions, Victoria,

14,264.75

Balance of subscriptions, Kowloon City,

877.87

Yaumati,.

2.000.00

""

Hunghom,

1,800.00

4,677.87

Refund of portion of premium on L. L. 1747,

35.00

Interest,

96.05

Expenditure:-

Victoria:

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

21,044.86

Salaries and Wages,

7.580.09

Rent,

444.00

Furniture,

38.50

Stationery and printing,

216.01

Loss on exchange,

568.89

Building of New Dispensary at Kan Ü Fong,

1,732.50

Drugs, &c....

338.05

Rates,

8.00

Miscellancous,

1,064.48

Loss on bad coin,

Kowloon City, (through Registrar General)

Yamunati,

25.45

12,015.97

2,300.00

1,131.82

27

Hunghom,

>>

"2

1,031.68

Total,.

16,479.47

Balance :-

At Current Account,.

Cash in hand,

Advance to dispensary clerks,

Bad coin,

Total,...

4,464.37

19.47

40.00

11.55

4,565,39

21,044.86

314

Table IX d.

YAUMATI DISPENSARY.

$

C.

Receipts:-

Subscriptions,

5,284.30

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

5,284.30

Expenditure:-

Through Registrar General's Office, Through Local Committee,

1,131.82

2,700.35

8,832.17

Balance :-

At Registrar General's Office,.

With Committee,

868.18 583.95

1,452.13

Total,..

5,284.30

Receipts :--

Subscriptions,

Expenditure:-

HUNGHOM DISPENSARY.

C.

Total,

3,787.92

3,787.92

1,031.68

1,533.30

2,564.98

768.32

454.62

1,222.94

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

3,787.92

Through Registrar General's Office, Through Local Committee,

Balance :-

At Registrar General's Office,.

With Committee,

Receipts:-

Subscriptions, &c.,

From Victoria Dispensaries,

KOWLOON CITY DISPENSARY.

C.

C.

2,499.29 1,359.03

3,858.32

Total,....

3,858.32

2,300.00 1,189.19

3,489.19

Expenditure:-

Through Registrar General's Office,

Through Local Committee,

Balance :-

At Registrar General's Office,.

With Committee,

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

none. 369.13

369.13

3,858.32

Receipts:

315

VICTORIA DISPENSARY.

Balance,

Subscriptions,

Refund of portion of premium on I. L. 1747,

Interest,

Expenditure:-

Maintenance of Dispensaries,

Total,....

Subvention to Kowloon City Dispensary,

Balance :-

At Current Account,.

Cash in hand,

Advance to dispensary clerks,

Bad coin,

TOTAL,......

Table X.

#

C.

*A*

C.

1,908.09 14,264.75

35.00

96.05

16,303.89

12,015.97

1,359.03

13,375.00

2,827.87

49.47

40.00

11.55

2,928.89

16,303.89

Receipts and Expenditure relative to the Chinese Recreation Ground for the year 1906.

1906

Jan.

1 To Balance,

Rent,

Total,

C.

1906.

5,949.96 1,290.17

By Salary of Collector,

3 District Watchmen, Scavenger,

Uniform for Watchmen,.. Water consumed at Cooking

Stalls,

C.

24.00

460.00

84.00 27.00

16.50

$ 7,240.13

Premium on Fire Insurance

Policy,... Repairs,

Oil,

Brooms, Sundries, Balance,

Total,

8.16

280.91

12.00

2.00

2.00

6,223.56

7,240.13

316

Table XI.

Statement of Account of Passage Money Fund.

To Balance on Fixed Deposit.... $3,500.00

1906

Jan.

C. 1906.

By Refund of Passage Money,

445.25

Current Account, Cash.

625.48 78.70

4.204.18

Gifts to 53 women on being married.... Assistance to kidnapped destitutes,

16 destitutes,

122.00

73.00

45.10

Hung Li Shi widowed by

Passage Money received,

1.459.25

Typhoon and 3 Child-

Amount deposited by Leung Tsoi

ren,

50.00

(female) as security for bond under Women and Girls' Protection Or- dinance No. 4 of 1897,

Subscription to Alice Memorial Hos-

pital,

50.00

500.00

to Miss Eyre's Refuge,

50.00

Interest on Fixed Deposit,

$86.42

Conveyance hire &c., to Tsang Tai Tsai, Tram fare

Li Sz Mui,

1.20

.30

Current Account, 48.98

135.40

Witness's Expenses to Wong Yung Mui, Hawkers' Licences, boards and photos

5.00

to Poor Hawkers,

8.92

Miscellaneous receipts Balance of subscription for sending destitute Manila Women and Child bome,................

Passage Money to destitutes,

93.20

Telegram to Singapore,

3.00

4.00

Stamp.

.10

Gift to Wong Chung Shi to buy coffin for her Mother-in-law Li Shing,

10.00

Allowance for 12 months to Chan

Cheung,

24.00

Cheng Ma

Shi.

60.00

Pang Wa..

36.00

Kwong Hồ,

24.00

Chan Shap.

18.00

10 months to Li Shing....

10.00

Total.

6,302.83

65.88

5,173.76

Balance on Fixed Deposit. ...$3,500.00 Current Account. 1,607.88 Cash,

Table XII.

Total.

6,302.83

Convicted. Discharged.

No. of Cases.

M.

F.

M.

F.

Prosecutions under Ordinances No. 3 of 1888, No. 1 of 1889, No. 2 of 1890, No. 7 of 1896 and No. 4 of 1897.

Offence.

ORDINANCE No. 3 OF 1888.

Bills-posting without permission

4

4

50

279

31

x 10 x

Drums and Gongs-Night noises by beating

Fireworks-Discharging without permits

Processions--Organising in the Public Streets without permit..

Chinese Theatre--Breach of conditions of Licence for

ORDINANCE No. 1 of 1889.

Decoying men or boys into or away from the Colony.

Keeping unlicensed Emigration Honses

Neglecting to cuter names of boarders on register

Personating Emigrants

ORDINANCE No. 2 OF 1890.

Contraventions of, and offences under, (failing to produce proper certi-

ficates of vaccination)..........

ORDINANCE No. 7 of 1896.

Failing to report Death

Unlawful removal of bodies

ORDINANCE No. 4 or 1897.

andre

4

10

Abduction of girls under the age of 16 years

Decoying women and girls into or away from the Colony

Detaining, harbouring or receiving women or girls

Procuration of girls under age to have carnal connection

Knowingly deriving profits from prostitution, letting women out for hire,

trading in them

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Table XIII.

Student Interpreters.

Name.

Date of Appointment.

Where employed.

Remarks.

1st December, 1901.

.....

Resigned.

(1)

Police Department.

"

29

27

""

Resigned. Dismissed. (3)

(2)

"

Resigned. (4)

"

Dismissed.

GAON D

(5)

Reg. General's Office. Sauitary Department.

Resigned.

Li Sik Lün Tsang Shiu Lun Wong Wai Sam Cheung Tsam Lo Kam Chak Lo Yuk Lai Tang Tat Hung Tsang Tam Fuk Wong Ka Tseung. Sung Tsui Lun Fung Ping Shan Wong Shing Fan Chung Chenk Ki Leung Tün Sheung Wong Man Pui... Ng Yuk Shü.... Wong Tai Kau

Chan Man Kwong Wong Li Kwong Lau King Tsing Chung Kam Chu Shin Chung Shang Fok Tung... Wong Ping Chin Lo In Nin

8th February, 1903.

14th

14th April,

""

22nd June,

10th July,

.....

The Magistracy. Police Department.

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9th September,

Police Department.

1904.

,1

>>

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1905.

27th July,

4th October,

6th March,

77

1st August,

17

"

77

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21st February, 1906.

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12th September,

"

22

(1) On account of ill-health. while a Student Interpreter.

(2) On account of weak health; telephone clerk in Sanitary Department.

(3) For misconduct, while a Student Interpreter.

(4) Allowed to resign on forfeiture of bond.

(5) For laziness, while a Student Interpreter.

(C) Charged with larceny and absconded.

Appendix A.

Report of the Po Leung Kuk, for the

year

1906.

  The following twelve gentlemen were elected on the 10th March to act as Managing Committee for the year 1906: --

CHAN TSOK PENG.

CHAN YIK SHANG.

CHAU CHI HING.

CHAU YUE TENG. CHEUK IU FUNG.

IP Tsz CHIU.

LEUNG PENG NAM.

LI YAU TSÜN.

LÒ CHI TENG.

U HOI CHAU. YUNG YIK TENG. WONG FA NUNG.

  Mr. Kwok YIK-UE, member of the Permanent Board of Directors died on the 19th January and Mr. CHAN PAN-PO resigned his post in March. Mr. PUN YAN-TSUN and Mr. YUNG CHIU-PO were appointed on the 27th March and the 8th May respectively, to fill the two vacancies. The resignation of Mr. CHAN PAN-PO, one of the original members of the Board, on which he has served for 13 years, was much regretted.

A statement of the Assets and Liabilities of the Society on the 31st December (together with a statutory declaration to the truth of it made by the two Treasurers), and two state- ments, one shewing the working account and the other the receipts and expenditure for the year are attached.

318

 The balance to the credit of the Society on the 31st December was $16,732.66 compar- ed with $15,372.74 at the close of 1905. Of this balance $15,000 is a portion of the original endowment fund and not to be trenched upon. The sum is now placed on fixed deposit with five Chinese Banks and a higher interest is obtained. The actual expenditure for the year is $7,855.13 as against $9,300.33 in 1905. A smaller number of inmates has reduced the expenditure on almost every item and there have been no heavy repairs. The subscriptions collected during the year amounted to $7,804 as against $7,765 in 1905. In- terest shews an increase of $500.

In future the accounts will appear in a different form. The Elected Committee will be responsible for collecting the subscriptions as well as for the expenditure. The treasurers of the Permanent Board will audit the accounts and will be responsible for the investment of the endowment of $15,000.

 The Visiting Justices during the year have been Mr. DUNCAN CLARK and Mr. CHAU SIU-KI.

Eleven meetings of the Permanent Board of Direction have been held and have been attended by two or more members of the Annual Committee.

A return is attached showing the accommodation of the Home, the number of the Staff, the number of women and children admitted during the year, and the disposition made in each case. Two hundred and twenty three (223) women, 49 girls and 27 small boys making a total of 349 individuals were admitted into the Home.

The women's quarters have been visited regularly by Miss EYRE and Miss FLETCHER, and by Mrs. FONG until she left the Colony. Miss EYRE has kindly undertaken to provide the younger inmates with suitable amusements and playthings.

Mrs. VICTOR, who had been matron since the opening of the present buildings, resigned in July and her place has been taken by Mrs. HAMMOND under whose care the inmates always have a healthy and bright appearance and are clean and tidily dressed. The teacher who had a little trouble at first in maintaining discipline, has now a better control over the girls and exercises a very good influence. After some unavoidable delay the Tung Wa Hospital dispensary has been made over to the Society.

A number of girls are sent every year by the Society to Miss EYRE'S Refuge and the Board has now under consideration an application from Miss EYRE for pecuniary assistance.

The Inspecting Medical Officer's report for the year is attached.

A. W. BREWIN, Registrar General, President. Ho KAI, Vice-President.

23rd February, 1907.

Statement" A "

of Assets and Liabilities of the Po Leung Kuk Incorporated

Society on the 31st December, 1906.

ASSETS.

On fixed deposit in the hands of the Sui Kat, Hung Ue, Ming San, Shing Tak and Sui Cheung Banks,

At current account with the Chartered

Bank of India, Australia and China,

Total,....

ር.

15,000.00

1,732.66

.$ 16,732.66

LIABILITIES.

Nil.

招晝三

古輝山

23rd February, 1907.

  This is the statement marked "A" referred to in the Declartion of CHIU CHAU-SAM and KU FAI-SHAN declared before me this twenty third day of February, 1907.

J. R. WOOD, J.P.,

Victoria.

319

We, CHIU CHAU-SAM and KU FAI-SHAN, members of the Board of Direction of the Po Leung Kuk, Incorporated Society, do solemnly and sincerely declare that the attached state- ments of Assets and Liabilities of above Society on the 31st December, 1906, marked A and signed with our names on the 23rd February, 1907, is a true statement, and we make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of The Statutory Declarations Act 1835".

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招費三

古輝山

Declared by the declarants CHIU CHAU-SAM and KU FAI-SHAN at Victoria, Hongkong, this twenty-third day of February, 1907, through the interpretation of WONG KWONG-TIN of Hongkong, the said WONG KWONG-TIN having also first declared that he had truly, distinctly and audibly interpreted the contents of this document to the said declarants and and that he would faithfully interpret the declaration about to be administered unto them.

Before me,

J. R. WOOD, J.P.,

Victoria.

WONG KWONG-TIN.

  You do solemnly and sincerely declare that you well understand the English and Chinese languages, and that you have truly, distinctly and audibly interpreted the contents of this document to the delarants CHIU CHAU-SAM and KU FAI-SHAN, and that you will truly and faithfully interpret the declaration about to be administered to them.

WONG KWONG-TIN.

Declared at the Hongkong District Land Office, Beaconsfield, Hongkong, this 23rd day of February, 1907.

Before me,

J. R. WOOD, J.P.,

Victoria.

PERMANENT BOARD OF DIRECTION.

Statement of Receipts and Expenditure from 1st January to 31st December, 1906.

RECEIPTS.

EXPENDITURE.

Balance from previous year-

Elected Committee,

On fixed deposit,

15,000.00

At current account,

372.74

Interest,

7,742.20

9.24

15,372.74

Interest-

Balance-

On deposit,

1.297.50

On current account,

8.90

On fixed deposit, At current account,

15,000.00 1,732.66

Subscriptions,....

1,306.40 7,804.96

16,732.66

Total,..

24,484.10

Total,..

24,484.10

320

Statement showing particulars of Expenditure by the Elected Committee from the 1st January to the 31st December, 1906.

RECEIPTS.

Balance from previous year,

Received from Permanent

Board,

Miscellaneous receipts,

Total,......

*

:

C.

C.

EXPENDITURE.

$

C.

$

3

90.48

Decorations, Food,

121.54

1,951.57

Insurance,

325.82

7,742.20

Light and fire,

985.66

Miscellaneous,.

483.55

Passage money,

266.70

208.41

Petty expenditure,

393.29,

Printing,

99.54

Repairs,

580.37

Stationery,

93.14

Wages,

2,553.95

7,855.13,

Balance,

185.96

8,041.09 +

Total,.....

8,041.09

Return showing number of beds, of the staff, and of the persons whose cases have been

dealt with by the Po Leung Kuk during the

year 1906:

Beds for the inmates,

Number of staff,

.....76

.16

Women.

Girls.

Boys.

Total.

Inmates in the Home 31st December, 1905,. Total admitted during the year 1906,

43

6

50

223

49

27

299

Total,......

266

55

28

349

Women.

Girls.

Boys.

Total.

Restored to parents or relatives or sent to Charitable

Institutions in China,

90

38

25

153

Sent to Missionary School,

4

11

15

Sent to Convent,

8

9

Married,

53

...

53

Adopted,

5

5

Died,..

I

Permitted to leave,

Still in charge of the Society,

Total,......

81

29

266

55

28

82

31

349

Male destitutes sent home,...

6

Medical Report on the Po Leung Kuk for the year 1906.

 The general health of the inmates has been good. There was only one death, which was due to Beri-beri. There were only 9 cases of this disease treated, as compared with 20 last year.

No infectious diseases occurred.

I took over the duties of Inspecting Medical Officer from Dr. THOMSON on the 5th September. I visited the institution frequently, and on each occasion I found it clean and well ventilated throughout.

I append a Table showing the diseases which occurred.

WILLIAM B. A. MOORE,

Inspecting Medical Officer.

321

Table showing Cases treated at Po Leung Kuk during the year 1906.

Malarial Fever, Tertian,

Dysentery,

Beri-beri,

Syphilis, Secondary,

Rheumatism,

3

1

9

2

1

New Growth, Non-Malignant,

Diseases of the Eve,

1

2

Circulatory System,

1

Respiratory

..10

Digestiv

6

""

""

Nervous,

3

"

"}

Generative

Cellular Tissue

3

2

Injuries,

Parasites,.

3

49

WILLIAM B. A. MOORE,

Inspecting Medical Officer.

*

322

Appendix B.

Statement of receipts and payments of the Tung Wa Hospital for the Peng Ng year (1906).

RECEIPTS.

PAYMENTS.

C.

C.

$

C.

Chi year,

Balance brought forward from Yuet

To Rent of Hospital property,.

By Food of Employees,

5,904.06

15.015.39T

Salaries,

13,501.11

17

30,079.17

""

Sick room expenses,

""

Annual subsciptions of Hongs, Subscriptions of various shops,

12,028.50

Drugs,

1,885.00

Sundries,

10,780.137 13,627.41% 6.648.4476

31

collected on steam-

Stationery,

"

19

ers,

4,545.65

19

Repairs,

collected and Dona-

11

Free cemetery,

1,022.04 10 1,966.96 5.412.95

TO

tions.......

3,088.16

Coffins.

6,954.36

;"

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Subscribed by Charitable persons

for the purpose of supplying medicine, quilted clothing and coffins,

Crown Rent,

1,036.77

·

Insurance.

944.57

:)

Quilted Clothing.

83.57

2,284.20

**

Furniture,

53.10

Refund of cost of maintenance of coolics returned from South Africa, Subscriptions from wealthy per-

Branch Hospital, wages and

202.80

food of employees,

331.24

Branch Hospital, Plague ex-

sons,

3,250.00

penditure,

4.252.90

Subscriptions by Directors, As- sistant Directors and Committee,

2,657.00

Balance.

72,519.63% 17,782.38

20% of subscriptions collected

by the Man Mo temple,

2,500.00

Government grant,

6,000,00

Payments for medicine supplied, sale of kitchen refuse and rent of mortuary,

5,673.42

1.092.73

Interest.

75,286.63%

5

Total,

90,302.02%

Total

90,302.024

Statement of Assets and Liabilities at the close of the year of Peng Ng (1906).

LIABILITIES.

AMOUNT.

ASSETS.

C.

C.

Loan from Relief Fund,

8,440.60%

By Bank's balance,

:

House property

(original

Cheap sale of Rice

Fund,

value) :-

29,681.33

Subscription for Hos-

pital Extension,

15,226.69

Man Mo Temple, Fund

5,860.4973

Balance.

59,209.11 84,855.55

11

**

2 houses in Bonham Strand and

Jervois Street,

1 house in Wing Lok Street (including cost of additions to buildings), 10 houses in Aberdeen Street and Tung Wa Lane (including cost of additions to buildings),

2 houses in Connaught Road

and Des Voeux Road,

7 houses in Queen's Road West (including cost of additions

Total,

144,064.667

"

AMOUNT.

10,400.00

8,108.28

14,900.00

17.386 00

0.

17,782.387%

to buildings),

30,363.00

2 houses in Bonham Strand

West,

26,000.00

3 houses in Bonham Strand,.

15,000.00

Subscriptions not yet paid,

122,157.28 4,125.00

Total,......... 144,064.66%

No. 18.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette

Of FRIDAY, the 12th of JULY, 1907.

Published by Authority.

REPORTS ON THE HEALTH AND SANITARY CONDITION OF

THE COLONY OF HONGKONG, FOR THE YEAR 1906.

To be laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government.

Table of Contents:

Page.

GENERAL REPORT OF THE PRINCIPAL CIVIL MEDICAL OFFICER

AND THE MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH,

Table

327

I.-Return shewing the Number and Causes of Deaths registered

  during the year ended the 31st day of December, 1906,...... 346 Table II.-Cases of Notifiable Diseases recorded in each month of the year, 358 Table III.-List of Prosecutions during the year,

359

ANNEXE A.-REPORT ON PLAGUE IN 1906,

324

ANNEXE B.-REPORT ON THE RATS AND RAT-FLEAS FOUND IN HONGKONG,

Page.

360

367

ANNEXE C.-REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, 370

Table

Table

Table

Table

Table

Table

I.--Admissions into and Deaths in the Government Civil Hospital

during each month of the year,......

374

375

377

H.-Diseases and Deaths in the Government Civil Hospital, III.-Operations performed in the Government Civil Hospital, IV-Monthly Admissions into and Deaths in the Maternity Hospital, 378

V. Varieties of Malarial Fever met with monthly in the Govern-

ment Civil Hospital, VI.-Admissions into and Deaths in the Government Civil Hospital

from the Police for the last eleven years,

Table VII.-Sick Rate and Mortality Rate in the different Sections of the

Police for the last eleven years....

379

379

..... 380

Table

Table

Table VIII-Admissions into and Deaths in the Government Civil Hospital

from the Police during each month of the year, IX.--- Admissions for Malarial Fever from the most important Police

Stations in the New Territories compared with Strength, ... 381 X.-Admissions for Malarial Fever from each Police Station

during each month of the year,

380

381

ANNEXE D.-REPORT OF THE MEDICAL OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE VICTORIA

HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN,

382

Table L.-Diseases and Deaths in the Victoria Hospital in 1906, .................... Table II. Average daily number of Inmates of the Victoria Hospital

during each month of the years 1905 and 1906,

384

335

ANNEXE E.--REPORT ON THE LUNATIC ASYLUMS.

386

Table

L.-Diseases and Deaths,

387

Table

II.-Birth-places and Diseases of those under treatment, Table III.-Occupation of those under treatment,

388

389

ANNEXE F.-REPORT OF THE MEDICAL OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE

FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES,.....

Table I.-Diseases treated in Kennedy Town Hospital, Table II.-Diseases treated on board the Hulk "Hygeia", Table III-Analysis of Plague Deaths,

HOSPITALS

390

393

393

393

ANNEXE G.-REPORT OF THE MEDICAL OFFICER IN CHARGE OF VICTORIA GAOL,

Table

394

I.--Diseases and Deaths in Victoria Gaol Hospital,

395

Table II.-Rate of Sickness and Mortality in Victoria Gaol,......... Table III-Number and Results of Vaccinations in Victoria Gaol during

the past ten years,

395

396

Table IV.-General Statistics connected with Victoria Gaol and the Gaol

Hospital during the past ten years,

396

325

ANNEXE H.-REPORT OF THE RAILWAY MEDICAL OFFICER,

Pages.

397

ANNEXE I-REPORT OF THE MEDICAL OFFICER AT TAI PO,

399

Table

I-Police Cases treated in the Stations and sent to the Govern-

ment Civil Hospital,

400

401

Table II.--Diseases treated at the Dispensary,

ANNEXE J.-REPORT OF THE INSPECTING MEDICAL OFFICER TO THE TUNG WAH

HOSPITAL,

Table

Table

402

L.-Diseases and Deaths in the Tung Wah Hospital during the

year, 405 II.-Admissions and Mortality in the Tung Wah Hospital during the year with the proportion of cases treated by European and Chinese methods respectively, III.--General Statistics relating to the Tung Wah Hospital during

406

Table

the year,

407

Table

IV.----Vaccinations at, and in connection with, the Tung Wah

Hospital during the year,

407

REPORT ON THE OPHTHALMIC DEPARTMENT OF THE TUNG WAI HOSPITAL

BY DR. HARSTON.

408

ANNEXE K.-REPORT OF THE MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ALICE MEMORIAL

AND NETHERSOLE HOSPITALS,

Table L-Alice Memorial Hospital-Return of Diseases and Deaths, Table II. Alice Memorial Maternity Hospital-Return of Diseases and

Table

Deaths,

III.-Nethersole Hospital-Return of Diseases and Deaths,

411

... 411

... 412

413

ANNESE L.-REPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT BACTERIOLOGIST,

General Statistics,

Notes on the Prevalance of Parasitic Worms in Hongkong, Varieties of Rats and Hat-Fleas in Hongkong,.

Outbreaks of Cattle Disease,

Observation on Hæmatozoa in Hongkong,

414

415

416

417

418

418

Bacteriological Examination of the Public Water Supplies, Bacteriological Examination of Water from Other Sources, Preparation of Vaccine Lymph,.

419

419

420

REPORT ON THE PUBLIC MORTUARY,

422

Table

I.-- Source of Bodies during each month,

423

Table

HI.-Epitomy of Causes of Death,

423

Table

III.-General Diseases,

423

Table

IV.-Local Diseases,

424

Table

V.-Injuries,

425

Table

VI.-Nationality of Bodies,

425

326

Page.

ANNEXE M.-REPORT ON THE PUBLIC MORTUARY, KOWLOON,

426

Table

1.-General Diseases,

426

Table II.-Local Discases,

427

Table

III.-Injuries,

428

Table

IV.-Nationality and Cause of Death of bodies other than Chinese,... 428 Table V.--Monthly Number of Post Mortems,

428

ANNEXE N.-REPORT OF THE GOVENMENT ANALYST,

429

Table

I. Results of the Monthly Analyses of Hongkong Public Water

Supplies,

434

Table

II.-Result of Analyses of Waters from Various Sources.

435

ANNEXE (.-Report of the Colonial VETERINARY SURGEON

ANNEXE P-REPORT OF THE SANITARY SURVEYOR,

Table

Table

A.- Drainage and Re-drainage, B.-Repairs or additions,

Table C-Plans received,

136

441

442

443

443

327

GENERAL REPORT OF THE PRINCIPAL CIVIL MEDICAL OFFICER

AND THE MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH,

FOR THE YEAR 1906.

AREA.

The Sanitary Board's jurisdiction extends to the Island of Hongkong, which has an are of 29 square miles, and to that portion of territory on the mainland between the shore and the first range of the Kowloon Hills extending from the village of Tseung Kwan O in Junk Bay, on the East, to the village of Kan Pa Hang on the West--with a sea frontage of about thirteen miles and an area of about sixteen square miles. Old Kow- loon, with an area of about 24 square miles, has been in British occupation since 1861, but New Kowloon was leased to this Government in 1898 only, as part of what is known as the New Territories. The remainder of the New Territories is not under the jurisdiction. of the Sanitary Board.

  The City of Victoria, built on the Northern shore of the Island of Hongkong, has a frontage to the sea of nearly five miles and is separated from the opposite mainland of Kowloon by the Harbour, which is rather less than a mile and a third wide opposite the centre of the City and widens out to somewhat over three miles at its widest part, con- tracting again at Lyemun Pass on the East to little more than a quarter of a mile in width.

  The domestic buildings of the City of Victoria number 9,485 exclusive of Barracks and Police Stations, of which some 982 are Non-Chinese dwellings, while there are also some 155 European dwellings in the Hill District. The number of new houses completed during the year was as follows:-City of Victoria 100, Kowloon 34, Outlying districts 19, and Peak 9, making a total of 162.

  In addition to the above there were erected miscellaneous buildings such as offices, godowns, etc., to the number of 51.

GENERAL SANITARY CONDITION,

  Twenty-one houses and a portion of one other were resumed in Gough Street, Mee Lun Lane, Shin Hing Lane and Hollywood Road, in the City of Victoria and these, together with thirty others, were demolished with a view to reducing surface crowding-the total area covered by these buildings was 29,502 sq. ft.

  In connection with anti-plague measures to render houses rat-proof if possible, 837 ground surfaces in houses have been repaired and 286 buildings have had rat-runs filled up with cement.

In addition 29 basements illegally inhabited have been vacated, while per- mits for the use of 38 basements have been issued and 166 houses have been set back from their original frontage or projecting eaves have been removed so as to obtain increased air spaces in front.

Open spaces in the rear have been provided to 125 existing houses.

  In addition to the above improvements carried out under the supervision of the Sanitary Department various other permanent improvements have been effected by the Public Works Department.

  These include the training of nullahs to the extent of 2,877 feet and the building of public latrines and urinals as follows:-one latrine in Second Street, one in Tsim-tsa-tsui and one public urinal in Salisbury Road, Kowloon.

  A considerable improvement is always taking place in the matter of scavenging lanes but the full effect of the Ordinance in this respect will not be noticeable for a considerable number of years.

     Nevertheless the total area of lanes obtained for scavenging purposes during the year has been 18,178 sq. ft.

  During the year three wells, the water of which was unsatisfactory, were closed by order of the Sanitary Board.

Month.

year:

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METEOROLOGICAL RETURN.

The following Table records the meteorological conditions which prevailed during the

Barometer

at M.S.L.

TEMPERATURE.

HUMIDITY.

Max. Mean. Min. Rel. Abs.

Cloudiness.

Sunshine.

WIND.

Rain.

Dir.

Vel.

ins.

p. c.

ins.

p. c.

hours.

ins.

Points.

miles p. b.

о

January,.

30.18 62.5 58.4

54.8

80

0.49

80

86.8

1.985

E by N

12.7

February,

30.01

64.0

60.4

56.6 87

0.47

91

41.3

2.250

E

17.0

March,.........

30.12

65.9

61.6

58.1

33

79

0.45

April,

29.94

72.5

69.0

66.1 88

0.63 89

May,

29.80

80.6

76.5

73.2 86

0.78

June,

29.79

87.2

82.4 78.9 79

July,

29.67

87.7 82.9

79.5 80

August,

September, 29.77

October,

29.98 81.0 75.6

November,

29.79

88.8 83.2

RGR

0.88

85.3

81.0

79.1 79 0.89 53

77.0 89

0.85 70

* 28 RAR

87

71.0

2.630

E by N

16.1

53.3

9.790

E

17 4

79 137.6

11.580

E

13.3

65 246.5

5.895

S by W

10.3

0.91 73 215.2

6.945

SSW

11.8

281.2

3.970

SW by S

6.7

171.2

30.595

E

16.7

71.1 62 0.56 45

233.4

1.320

NE by E

11.5

30.12

73.4 67.4

62.4 62 0.42 49

204.4

0.175

NE by E

10.8

December,

30.15 €8.9 63.5 59.6

2

70

0.42 49

194.4

0.660

E by N

11.8

POPULATION.

The population of the Colony exclusive of the New Territories at the Census taken on November 20th, 1906, was as follows:---

Non-Chinese Civil Community,

Chinese :

City of Victoria (including Peak and Stonecutters' Island), ....174,937 Villages of Hongkong,

Old Kowloon,

New Kowloon,

Floating population,

Mercantile Marine,..

Total Chinese Population,

Army, Navy,

12,415

17,032

52.331

17,836

42,744

2,508

307.388

4,537

4.698

.329,038

Total Population of the Colony,

 At the Census taken in 1901 the Civil population of the Colony, exclusive of the New Territories, was 283,975, so that the increase in the Civil population during this period has been 17,992 exclusive of New Kowloon and the rest of the New Territories. The figures for the City of Victoria are interesting: at the 1901 Census the Chinese population of the City was 175,056 while at the Census taken in 1906 the Chinese population of the City is shown as 173,289, excluding the Peak in both cases. This shows a reduction in the population of the City of 1,767 and this is no doubt fully accounted for by the new regulations for the prevention of overcrowding introduced in 1903, by migrations to Kowloon in search of work, especially on the large Railway works now in progress, (Old Kowloon alone shows an increase in its Chinese population of 9,355), and by the extensive resumptions and demolition of in- sanitary property, which has been carried out by the Government during the past three years. Another interesting feature in connection with the population of the City of Victoria is the increase in the number of Chinese women, in spite of the more stringent regulations in regard

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to cubicles which were introduced by the Public Health and Buildings Ordinance, 1903. At the 1901 Census the proportion of Chinese females to males in the City was 35-3 to 100, whereas at the 1906 Census the figures show a proportion of 38:6 females to every 100 males.

The

The population of the Colony has been overestimated during the past few years, owing to the fact that it was impossible to accurately guage the influence of the circumstances mentioned above in restraining the rapid growth which was so marked a feature of the inter-censal period 1896-1901; the usual rule was therefore followed of calculating the estimated population from the figures obtained at the two most recent censuses. addition however of 15,010 persons to the Chinese population and of 2,982 to the Non- Chinese civil population (exclusive of the New Territories) within a period of less than six years (January 1901 to November 1906), is sufficient evidence of the continued progress of the Colony.

The estimated population to the middle of 1906 is as follows:--

Non-Chinese Civil Community,

Chinese :-

City of Victoria (including Peak and Stonecutters' Island),

Villages of Hongkong,

12.174

175,070

16,745

Old Kowloon,

51,600

New Kowloon,

17.790

Floating population,

42,550

Mercantile Marine,

2,375

Total Chinese Population,

306,130

Army (average strength),

3,959

Navy (census figure),

4,698

Total Population of the Colony

(exclusive of New Territories), (

326,961

The Chinese population of the New Territories is estimated at 85,011.

The average strength of troops in Garrison during 1906 was 95 British Officers and 1,525 British N. C. Ö.s and men with 37 Indian Officers and 1,912 Indian N. C. O.s and men, and 65 men of the Chinese Royal Engineers. There were also 267 British women and children, and 58 Indian women and children, making a total of 325.

The average strength of the British fleet was as follows:-Europeans permanently in the Colony 200, Europeans temporarily in the Colony 5,000, Chinese permanently in the Colony 150, Chinese temporarily in the Colony 120-making a total of 5,470.

The Chinese boat population (exclusive of the New Territories), is estimated for 1906 as 42,550 and the number of boats belonging to the Port enumerated at the Census taken in November, 1906, is as follows :-

Passenger boats,. Cargo boats,

Steam-launches,

Lighters,

Harbour boats,

Fishing boats, Trading junks,

1,358

.1,401

215

50

691

.2.480

264

6,439

The population of the Colony is primarily divided into Chinese and Non-Chinese. The Non-Chinese comprised at the Census a white population of 12,925 of whom 6,085 are civil- ians while 4,429 belong to the Navy and 2,411 to the Army. The coloured races (Non- Chinese) number 8,500 and include East Indians, Asiatic Portuguese, Japanese, Filipinos, Malays, Africans, Persians and a few others.

  The Civil population is essentially a male adult one. At the last census (1906) the proportion of males was 701 per cent. of the total civil population; at the 1901 Census the proportion was 726 per cent., so there has been an increase in the proportion of females during the past few years.

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Of the Chinese population 70.3 per cent. were males, and over half the civil population (56.9 per cent. of the Chinese and 526 per cent. of the Non-Chinese) were between the ages of 20 and 45 years.

The City of Victoria is divided into ten health districts with a Sanitary Inspector in charge of each district. These ten districts are grouped into five larger districts of two each and a Senior Inspector has general supervision and control of the Sanitary work in each of such groups.

Kowloon has one Senior Inspector with two District Inspectors under his supervision. There are also four Plague Inspectors in the City of Victoria, two of these Inspectors having charge of three districts each, and there is one Plague Inspector for Kowloon.

The supervision of the sanitary work in the villages of Hongkong and in Kowloon City and Sham Shui Po is done by the Police Inspectors in their respective districts.

The following Table shows the number of Chinese houses and floors and their inmates per house and per floor in the City of Victoria as shown by the Census taken in November, 1906.

City of Victoria. Health District.

One Two Three Four Five Total storey storey storey storey storey Dwell- Dwell- Dwell- Dwell- Dwell-Dwellings.

ings. ings. ings. ings.ings.

Total Floors.

Average No. of

Number of

persons per

Floors per Dwelling.

Dwelling.

Number of

persous per Floor.

161

2

3

341

425 214 551

32 Nil. 832 82 Nil. 977

1,781

2.1

14.8

6.9

2,666

2.7

20.5

7.5

Most of the Chinese of

3

Nil.

6

19

2

Nil.

27

2.8

this district live in quarters

attached to offices.

4

57

564 412

61,045

3,526

3.4

22:4

6.6

5

132

464

321

46

965

3,172

3.3

182

5.5

6

46

48

437

369

25

925

3,054

3.3

16:9

5.1

7

17

38

445 877

24

901

3,056

3.4

20:5

6:0

8

6

83 616 294

3

1,002

3,211

3.2

18.1

5.6

9

24

464 496

10

36

311 337

72

89 Nil. Nil.

1,073 2,796

756

2.6

23.2

8.9

1,957 2.6

18.2

7:0

Totals and

Averages.

- 301 1,905

1,905 4,143 2,050

104

8,503

25,296

2.9

20.4

6.9

The following Table shows the acreage of the City Health Districts with the houses and population in each such district as shown by the Census taken in November 1906.

Health

     Total Districts. Acreage.

Built-over Areas in Acres.

Chinese Dwellings.

Non- Chinese Dwellings.

Chinese Non-Chinese Population. Population.

Person per Acre

(built-over).

1.

531

134

832

159

12,364

961

99

234

140

977

72

20,024 {

1,566

167

1,809 troops.

3

232

137

27

422

8,980

2,643

85

4.

56

53

1,045

165

23,395

1,111

462

5.......

29

27

965

62

17,593

366

665

6.......

30

27

925

15

15,662

327

592

7.

36

31

901

5

18,476

****

598

8.

49

47

1,002

3

18,147

202

390

9.......

44

44

1,073

19

24,870

140

568

10..

252

106

756

60

13,778

310

133

1,523

746

8,503

982

173,289

9,507

245

The Census showed 1,648 Chinese living at the Peak.

Kowloon Sub- districts.

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The following Table shows the distribution at the time of the Census (1906) of the Chinese population of Kowloon according to Houses and Floors in the different sub-districts. into which Kowloon is divided:-

:

:

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

One

storey

Dwellings

OML

storey

Dwellings

Three

storey

Non-Chinese.

Dwellings.

Xx

Chinese.

Four

storey

:

Non-Chinese.

Dwellings.

Total Dwellings.

Total Floors.

Average Number of Floors per Chinese Dwelling.

Chinese Population.

Number of Persons per Chinese Dwelling.

Number of Persons per

Chinese Floor.

1.

2.

3.......

4.......

:

:

319

176

17 70

2 37

57 1 319

181

376

2:0

1.149

108

:

73 6

166

560

:

:

3.4

3,462

242

6.9

126

91

791

5....... 20

155 13 11

6. 49

163 69292

22

7

595

446

10

5

:

:

:

:

2,127

2.7

18,399

283

8.7

198

384 | 1,101

2.9

8,740 22.8

7.9

163

199

389

109

4,776 24.2 12.5

319

595 1,477

2.5

11,367 21.6

8.5

323

1,050 1,509

1·4

9,967

9.5

6.6

2,758

8....... 940

219

:

1,159 1,378

14

7.869 6.8

49

2,063

9

636

48

O

686 786

4,438 6:5

6.1

732

2.248

1,407 285 1,067 | 8 193 6 | 5,214 9,653 18 70,167 14:3

78 :

6,795

Sub-districts 7 and 8 are in New Kowloon, the remainder comprise the whole of Old Kowloon. The Non-Chinese population of Old Kowloon at the 1906 Census was 2,269 civilians and 2,215 troops, most of whom reside in sub-districts 1 and 2, while the Non- Chinese population of New Kowloon was 47.

The births registered during the year were as follows :

Chinese,

Non-Chinese,

BIRTHS.

Males.

Females.

Total.

..684

344

1,028

.161

132

293

845

476

1.321

This gives a general birth-rate of 404 per 1,000 as compared with 3:41 per 1,000 in 1905 and 33 per 1,000 in 1904.

The birth-rate amongst the Non-Chines community was 14:06 per 1,000 as with 17:03 per 1,000 in 1905 and 139 in 1904.

compared

The nationalities of the Non-Chinese parents were as follows:-British 117, Indian 43, German 17. French 3, American 3, Portuguese 78, Filipino and Malay 18, Japanese 3, Jewish 5, Dutch 2, Parsee 2, Arabian 1 and Swedish 1.

  The number of Chinese births registered does not give an accurate record of the num- ber of births which have occurred. Owing to the custom of the Chinese in not registering births unless the child has survived for a month and often in the case of female children not at all, it is probable that the majority if not all of the infants which are sickly at birth or die before they have lived 1 month have not had their births registered. It is customary, therefore, to assume that all children of 1 month old and under who die in the various

Area in

Acres.

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-

convents (being brought there sick by poor people) and all children found dead in the streets, harbour, hillsides, etc., by the police, have been born in the Colony but not registered. By adding the number of such children to the number of the registered births a corrected number of births is obtained and from this is calculated a corrected birth rate.

 The number of such children in 1906 was 267 males and 316 females, total 583, which being added to the registered births, makes a total of 1,904. The corrected birth-rate is therefore 5.82 while amongst the Chinese community alone the rate becomes 5′26 instead of 3:35 per 1,000.

 The preponderance of male over female registered births is very marked amongst the Chinese there being 199 males to 100 females. Even with the 583 above mentioned unregis- tered births the proportion is 144 males to 100 females.

 In the Non-Chinese community the proportion of male births to female births for 1906 is 122 to 100 as compared with 103 males to 100 females in 1905, 83 males to 100 females in 1904 and 111 males to 100 females in 1903 and 1902.

DEATHS.

 The deaths registered during the year numbered 8,379. The death-rate was therefore 25:06 per 1,000 These deaths include 842 from Plague, and the death-rate has also been largely augmented by the Typhoon of September 18th, 1906, and by the burning of the steamship Hankor.

The following Table gives the death-rates during the past five census years :-

Non-Chinese.

1881. 1891

18.22

18.20

1896 ...

19.91

1901

20.50

1906..

14.02

Chinese.

24.45

24.18

24.75

23.77

26.41

 The total number of deaths amongst the Chinese community was 8,087 which gives a death-rate of 26.41 per 1,000.

 The deaths registered amongst the Non-Chinese community numbered 292 of which 267 were from the Civil population, 17 from the Army and 8 from the Navy.

This gives a death-rate for the Non-Chinese community of 14.02 per 1,000.

 The nationalities of the deceased were as follows:-British 77, Indian 61, Portuguese 59, German 13, Japanese 24, American 9, Malay 19. French 4, Italian 2, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish 5, African 5, South American, Eurasian and Jew 2 cach, Parsce 3, Russian, Turkish, and Bavarian 1 each and of unknown nationality 2.

The following Table gives the causes of the 17 deaths among the Troops :-

British Troops.

Indian Troops.

Malaria,

4

Sprue,

Plague....

1

Pemphigus,

Hæmorrhage,

1

Phthisis,

Heart Disease,

1

Abscess of Liver,.

1

British Women and Children.

Heart Disease,

Dysentery,

Diarrhoea,.

Indian Women and Children.

00

8

Dysentery,

Inanition,

1

Cyanosis,

1

1

I

3

1

1

1

1

1

1.

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These deaths are classified in the Military Returns as follows:-

CORPS.

General Staff (Officers only),|

Garrison Staff (W. O., N. } C. Officers & Men), · ƒ

Royal Garrison Artillery,

Royal Engineers,

40th Co. Royal Engineers)

(Chinese),

2nd Royal West Kent,

3rd Middlesex Regiment,

Army Service Corps........

Royal Army Medical Corps,

Army Ordnance Dept., and

Corps, ....

Army Pay Dept., and Corps,

H. K. & S. Bn. R. G. A.,.

119th Infantry,

129th Baluchis,

Indian Medical Service,

Indian Subordinate Medi- }

cal Dept.,

TOTAL,....

:

EUROPEAN

TROOPS.

Average Strength.

INDIAN TRoops,

Average

Strength.

Officers.

W. O., N. C.

1

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

Officers & Men.

Women.

Children.

Officers.

W. O., N. C.

Officers & Men.

Native Officers.

W. O., N. C.

:

:

:

6

19 664

11

243

9 419

75

27

Officers & Men.

:

Women.

Children.

Native Officers.

W. O., N. C.

Officers & Men. |

N. C. Officers

and Men.

Women.

Children.

CHINESE

TROOPS.

Average Strength.

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

19

:

:

:

:

:

:.

:

:

:

:

:

43

6 31

1

10 9

:

:

:

:

:

00

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

65

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:.

:

:

:

:

:

:.

:

:

7

405

15

750

15

753

:

9

2 95 1,525

2

37 1.912

3

65

 N.B.-This return shows one death among the British Troops which occurred at the end of December, 1906, but was not registered until January, 1907, and so does not appear in our returns for 1906. It also shows three deaths among the Chinese Company of the Royal Engineers.

 The 8 deaths occurring in the Chinese Squadron which were registered in the Colony were as follows:-

Pneumonia,. Heat apoplexy, Abscess of liver,

Drowning,..

Aneurism,.

2

2

1

2

1

}

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The deaths of persons employed in the Mercantile Marine or in Foreign Navies which were registered in the Colony were 23 and their causes as follows:-

Dysentery,..

Small-pox,..

Heart disease,

Cancer of stomach,

Bright's disease,

Drowning,

NNNNN

2

Phthisis,

1

Pneumonia,

2

Apoplexy,

2

Embolism,

Tuberculosis.

2

Beri-beri,

Fracture of skull,

1

Syphilis,

Rupture of urethra,

1

3

1

1

1

1

The total number of deaths therefore which occurred amongst the Non-Chinese resident civil population was 244 and allowing 1,452 for the Non-Chinese floating population this gives a death-rate of 22.76 per 1,000 for the resident Non-Chinese civil population.

Sixteen deaths from Plague occurred amongst the Non-Chinese community comprising one British Soldier and fifteen civilians of the following nationalities:-Indian 6, Portuguese 3, Malay 2, Japanese 2, Eurasian 1 and British 1.

Table I shows the number and causes of deaths registered during the year.

 The following Table of population, births and deaths is given for the purpose of ready comparison with similar tables given in the reports from other Colonies:-

Europeans and

Africans.

East Indians.

Whites.

Chinese and Malays.

Mixed and Coloured

TOTAL.

Number of Inhabitants at 1906 Census

12,925

13

4,229 307,701

4,170

329,038

of Births

in

143

45

""

1,046

87

1,321

of Deaths

in

113

10

5

64

""

8,106

91

8,379

""

of Immigrants in

:

134,912

of Emigrants in

76,725

*

of Inhabitants in 1905,

(Estimated),.....

Increase,

or

Decrease...

10,835

20

3,907 360,228

2,860

377,850

2,090

:

322

1,810

52,527

48,812

UNCERTIFIED DEATHS.

 During the year the bodies of 355 persons in the City of Victoria and of 510 persons in Kowloon, who had died without having been attended by a medical man, were inspected by the Sanitary staff, and enquiries made from the relatives as to the probable cause of death, the bodies being sent to the Mortuary whenever there was any reason to suspect that the deaths were due to infectious disease.

AGE DISTRIBUTION OF DEATHS.

 The number of deaths of infants under one year of age was 1,623 or 19.4 per cent. of the total deaths, as compared with 23.3 per cent. during 1905.

 The Infant Mortality amongst the Non-Chinese community during the year was 157 per 1,000 as compared with 119 per 1,000 in 1905.

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 Among the Chinese population the deaths of infants numbered 1,577, while only 1,028 Chinese births were registered. Taking the corrected birth figure to be 1,611 this gives an infant mortality of 979 per thousand, which proves conclusively that a large proportion of the Chinese births must escape registration. The census return for 1906 showed 1.329 Chinese infants under one year of age, and 14,980 Chinese children between the ages of one year and five years.

DISEASES.

Respiratory Diseases.

The total number of deaths from these diseases for the year was 1,632 of which 55 were among the Non-Chinese community leaving 1,577 among the Chinese population.

Phthisis alone accounts for 817 deaths of which 795 were Chinese. Pneumonia caused 469 deaths of which 442 were Chinese, and Bronchitis caused 266 deaths, 263 of which were Chinese.

 The death-rate among the Chinese from Respiratory Diseases was 5'1 per 1,000 as compared with 44 per 1,000 in the previous year and that for Phthisis alone was 26 per 1,009 as compared with 19 per 1,000 in 1905. No doubt a number of these deaths were a sequel to the exposure experienced during the Typhoon as the deaths from drowning alone certainly do not represent the entire toll levied by that disaster.

 The deaths from Phthisis amongst the Chinese were 98 per cent. of the total deaths amongst that community.

Nereus Diseases.

The number of deaths under this heading for the year 1906 is 746, of which 635 were of Chinese children under 5 years of ages 449 of these being infants of one year old or These deaths of Chinese infants comprise 329 deaths from Tetanus, Trismus and Convulsions and 116 deaths from Meningitis.

less.

Malarial Fever.

 The total number of deaths from Malarial Fever during the year was 448, of which 13 were Non-Chinese, 9 being from the civil population and 4 from the Troops.

 In the City the districts in which there has been most Malaria are Health Districts 1, 2 and 9 with 22, 19 and 24 deaths respectively. The number for the whole City being 134.

In the whole of Kowloon there were 176 deaths.

In Shaukiwan and Aberdeen there were respectively 37 and 64 deaths from Malaria.

 Since the year 1899 the attention of the Medical and Sanitary Departments has been specially directed towards the prevention of the formation of breeding pools for mosquitoes, and although the work proceeded very slowly for a year or two, yet much has been done by the fumigation of the basements of European houses (with the consent of the occupants), by the training of nullahs, by the filling in of pools, by the subsoil drainage of swampy ground, and by the resumption here and there of a padi-field which approached too closely to a Police Station or other European dwelling, to considerably lessen the facilities for the breeding of mosquitoes.

 One of the results of this work will be seen in the following Table of the number of admissions for Malaria, to our two largest Hospitals, during each of the past ten years. It will be seen that the average has fallen from 1,036 in the five years 1897 to 1901 to 531 in the quinquennium 1902-1906. The year 1906 has been an unfavourable one in regard to Malaria, as both cases and deaths show an increase over the past few years, while the type has been unusually malignant. This increase in numbers is partly accounted for by the large number of cases occurring among the employees in the new Railway works in Kowloon.

YEAR.

Admissions.

Deaths.

336

Admissions to Hospital for Malaria,

Government Civil. Hospital.

Tung Wa

Case-mortal-

Totals.

Hospital.

ity per cent.

Admissions.

Deaths.

Admissions.

Deaths.

Govt. Civil

Hospital.

Tung Wa

Hospital.

1897,

450

6 571

191 1,021 197

1.3

33.4

1898,

344

1521 122 865

126

1.2

23.4

1893,

475

5

305

58 780

63

1.0 19.0

Average admissions

1,036.

Average deaths 136.

1900,

679

4

541

159 1,220

163

0.6

29.4

1901,

787

10

507

122 1.294

132

1.3

24.1

1902,

349

9

403

119 752

128

2.6

29.5

1993,

347

2

221

61

568

63

0.6 27.6

1904.

221

2

212

56

433

58

0.9 26.4

Average admissions 531. Average deaths 81.

1905.

266

153

48

419

54

2.2

31.4

1906,

233

7

248

96 481 103

3.0 38.7

One remarkable feature which is brought out by this Table is the discrepancy between the case-mortality in the two Hospitals. The Tung Wa Hospital is a purely Chinese institution, maintained by voluntary contributions, and supervised only by a Government medical officer. The reason however for the high case-mortality at this Hospital does not lie altogether in the treatment of the patients, but in the fact that the Hospital is regarded by the Chinese more as a "home for the dying" than as an institution for the treatment of the sick. Consequently, the great majority of the cases of Malaria that are admitted thereto are in a moribund condition, and so near to death that even the hypodermic administration of Quinine is of no avail. Could we educate the Chinese to seek medical aid on the first onset of the symptoms of Fever, and could we at the same time educate the many Chinese herbalists and native doctors who ply their calling in this Colony, in the efficacy of Quinine, many lives would undoubtedly be saved which are now sacrificed to ignorance and indifference.

The figures showing Police Admissions to Hospital are even more striking than the foregoing, for these admissions have fallen from an average of 32 per cent. of the strength for the five years 1897-1901 to an average of 13 per cent. of the strength for the past five years, and to an average of 10 per cent. of the strength during the

years.

past three

It must, however, be borne in mind that during the, first years of the occupation of the New Territories (April, 1899 to December, 1901), Malaria was extremely pervalent among the Police stationed there. Since 1902 the disease has been much less frequent due partly to the more regular use of Quinine as a prophylactic.

337

Police Admissions to Hospital for Malaria.

From the City.

From rest of the Colony.

Total.

Average strength of Police force.

Percentage

of strength.

1897,

160

630

25

1898,

121

630

19

1899,

239

770

31

1900,

167

223

390

929

42

1991,

243

164

407

920

44

1902,

121

55

176

919

19

1903,

83

84

167

921

18

1904,

40

67

107

993

11

1905,

42

85

127

1,018

12

1906,

37

37

74

1,047

7

Average

13

Average

32

The next Table shows the total deaths in the Colony from Malaria during each of the past ten years, and from this it will be seen that the average number of deaths has fallen from 552 in the quinquennium 1897 to 1901 to 354 in the quinquennium 1902 to 1906, in spite of the fact that during the same time the population of the Colony has increased from 239,419 to 329,038.

Total Deaths from Malaria.

YEAR.

Deaths in the City (Chinese

only).

Total Deaths.

1897,

302

554

1898,

280

530

1899,

218

546

1900,

242

555

1901,

281

574

1902,

189

425

1903,

152

300

1904,

90

301

1905,

87

287

1906,

131

448

asuda y

zee

Average

354

Rainfall in inches.

Total number

of wet days.

100.0

172

57.0

152

72.7

128

78.7

155

55.8

152

97.5

142

936

142

80.4

144

70.9

156

77.8

159

338

The deaths of Chinese in the City of Victoria are shown separately in the foregoing Table, which also includes a statement of the rainfall and of the number of wet days in each year, and although the actual rainfall does not appear to have any appreciable influence upon the death-rate from Malaria, yet the influence of the number of wet days is quite pro- nounced during the first quinquennium, if we regard the deaths in the City only-outside the City the opportunities for the breeding of mosquitoes were so numerous, and the popula tion comparatively so sparsely scattered, that the number of wet days could have but little influence upon the incidence of the disease. Within the City, however, conditions were somewhat different for many of the ravines had not then been trained, swamps such as those at Kennedy Town had not then been drained, and little or no attention had been paid to the breeding of mosquitoes. Thus we find that in 1899 which had the smallest number of wet days in this quinquennium, there was the smallest number of deaths from Malaria, while the year 1897 which had the greatest number of wet days shows also the greatest number of deaths and last year, which must be regarded as a bad year so far as Malaria is concerned had the next greatest number of wet days during the past ten years. The rapid fall in the number of deaths from Malaria within the City during the second quinquennium received a check in 1906, which it is hoped is only temporary, for it is naturally here that most of anti-malarial work has been carried out, though something has also been done in the out- lying villages and even in the New Territories

In the following Table is shown the seasonal incidence of the deaths from Malaria and it will be seen that the largest average number of deaths belongs to the months of October and November, while during the early months of the year the death-rate is lightest. Our rainy season extends from April to September, so that the malarial season corresponds roughly to the wet season of the year.

Seasonal Incidence of Deaths from Malaria.

1897. 1898.

1898. 1899. 1900. 1901. 1902. 1903. 1904. 1905.

1906. Averages.

January,

23

40

28

87

37

30

30

24

10

24

28

February,

30

41

36

34

46

20

18

10

16

26

March,

23

46

13

34

20

20

23

14

11

27

April,

20

20

44

41

36

19

27

17

26

13

26

May,

44

26

A

73

26

52

31

16 21

29

27

35

June,

49

34

69

17

38

32

19

10

31

25

32

July,

56

45

27

32

30

2

28

14

August,

50

58

50

49

23

5188

27

55

22

35

31

32

21

58

44

September,

61

58

17

52

دون

30

34

28

25

October,

55

65

45

70

82

40

35

32

26

635

66

46

85

53

S

November,

73

48

60

95

48

27

36

44

52

December,

70

49

50

58

59

75

32

31

26

43

50

Totals,.

551

530

546

555

571

425 300

301 287 448

339

An examination of the deaths occurring in each Health District will reveal the localities in which further measures of prevention are indicated, and these are shown for the past three years in the following Table :-

Deaths of Chinese from Malaria classified into Health Districts.

City of Victoria.

ས།

3

4 5 6

7 8

9 10

Unknown.

Harbour.

Peak.

Kowloon.

Villages.

1904.

12

15

5

9

Xx

2 7

I-

7

13 7

7

63 129

1905,

24 12

8

62

4 14

5

10

1 102 83

1906,

22

19 10:

8

13

9

10

8

24 11

7

15

0176103

 To make the above figures tally with the Table of total deaths 12 deaths of Non-Chinese must be added for 1904, 4 such deaths for 1905, and 13 such deaths for 1906.

 These figures show that there is still work to be done within the City, especially in the Wong-nei-cheong Valley (No. 1 Health District), and in Districts 2 and 9, while the work that has already been done needs constant supervision. Kowloon and the outlying villages are necessarily so scattered that it will take some years to produce as markel a reduction in the Malaria mortality there as we have already obtained within the City limits; the large increase in Kowloon for 1906 is almost entirely accounted for by the Kowloon-Canton rail- Way works.

The fact must also not be overlooked that the malarial infection is not in all cases contracted locally, for the Chinese population is constantly receiving additions from the mainland of China, and the resident Chinese pay somewhat frequent visits to their native land, but for the purposes of comparison the figures given are fairly reliable as an indica- tion of the districts which yet need attention.

 In regard to the question of cost the Government had expended up to the end of 1995 the sum of $47,900 (approximately £5,000) on measures for the prevention of Malaria-- mainly the training of nullahs, and the formation of concrete channels for the smaller. mountain streams, while it was anticipated that, at the end of 1906 the total sum expended would amount to $61,500 or approximately £6,500.

 For this comparatively small capital expenditure we have obtained a reduction in the average number of admissions per annum for Malaria to the Government Civil Hospital from 490 during the seven years 1897-1903 to 240 during the past three years. The average cost of each patient in the Government Hospitals of this Colony, after deducting the fees paid by such of them as are able to contribute towards their maintenance, and exclusive of all capital expenditure on buildings, or interest thereon, is $2.34 per day and the average stay of malarial patients in the Government Hospitals last year was 6.3 days, so that, in regard to this item alone there is an immediate return of $3,685, or six per cent. interest on the capital expenditure on anti-malarial measures.

 In a like manner the average number of admissions per annum for Malaria to the Tung Wa Hospital has fallen from 438 during the seven years 1897-1903 to 204 during the past three years, but as we have no data as to the cost of patients per head per day in this institution, we are unable to express this saving in dollars.

340

The Table of Police Admissions to Hospital shows that there has been a reduction for Malaria from an average of 237 during the seven years 1897-1903 to an average of 103 during the past three years. This means that 2.3 men have been added to the regular effective strength of the Police force of the Colony, in addition to the other savings men- tioned, by this capital expenditure of £6,500, plus a small additional annual expenditure of about £35 on Quinine for prophylactic purposes.

Hygiene is taught systematically in all the Schools in the Colony and special attention is paid to the teaching of the mode of conveyance of the infection of Malaria by the mosquito, and the manner in which the mosquito breeds.

Beri-Beri.

There were 561 deaths from this disease during the year, of which 6 only were among the Non-Chinese community; we seem to be as far as ever from arriving at any definite information as to the mode of transmission of this disease, though numerous reports have been written on the subject.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES,

The total number of cases infectious disease notified during the year was 1,179 of which $93 were of Plague. The following Table shows the nature and distribution of these diseases :---

CITY OF VICTORIA HEALTH DISTRICTS,

Peak.

Kowloon.

Harbour.

New

Territories.

Villages

2

Plague,

Typhoid,

19 81

12 57

8

10

5

Cholera,.

:

Small Pox,

6 7

8 9 10

69

52 10

46 184 60

194 28

25

3

2

20

:

I

-4 12

5 17 19

15

13

14 20

1

:

Diphtheria, ......'

Puerperal Fever,

I

21

of

Hongkong.

No

address.

Imported.

Totals.

13 19 893

15

66

2

36 23

1

4

192

2

13

:

:

13

Table II shows the number of cases of notifia'We diseases recorded in cach month of the year.

Typhoid Fever.

The number of cases of this discase during the year was 66 as compared with 90 during

1905 and 129 in 1904.

The European cases numbered 43, of which 15 were imported. The Chinese cases numbered 12, while 11 cases occurred amongst the other races in the Colony. Five of the European cases, three of the other Non-Chinese cases and seven of the Chinese cases died.

In most of the cases of Typhoid Fever that occur in this Colony the infection is probably contracted by eating salads of raw vegetables, which have been grown in Chinese market-gardens, where it is customary to water and manure the plants with diluted human excreta-both urine and night-soil. Residents in the Far East should carefully avoid such articles of food as water cress, lettuce, etc., in view of this danger of contracting Typhoid Fever, Cholera or Intestinal Parasites, all of which diseases may be conveyed in this manner.

It will be seen from the above figures that this disease is much less prevalent among the Chinese than among Europeans in this Colony.

Cholera.

Two cases of Cholera were recorded during the year, both of them being Chines? employed on ships in the Harbour. One of the patients died.

341

Small Pox.

During the year 192 cases of Small Pox were certified, of which 11 were European with 1 imported case, 168 were Chinese with 2 imported, and 13 were of other races with 1 imported case. One of the European cases, three of the other Non-Chinese cases and 137 of the Chinese cases died.

The number of vaccinations for the year was 7,450.

Diphtheria.

  Thirteen cases of Diphtheria were notified throughout the year. Two of these were European cases, one a child the other an adult. Nine cases were Chinese, one Portuguese, and one Filipino.

All the cases of Diphtheria, with the exception of one, occurred daring the last three months of the year.

All the Chinese cases died, and also the Portuguese child.

Puerperal Fever.

Thirteen cases of this disease were certified throughout the year. One was a Japanese case, and the remainder Chinese. Eight of the Chinese cases died.

   The scheme inaugurated in 1905 for supplying trained Chinese midwives to attend the poor in their own houses has proved most successful, largely owing to the supervision exercised over these women by Dr. ALICE SIBREE, who is engaged in medical missionary work in the Colony. Two of these midwives were employed at the beginning of the year, and in August the number was increased to four. They have attended 188 confinements during the year, and exercise a general supervision over the infants, during the first year of life, advising the mothers as to the manner of feeding, etc. Seventeen of these infants have been taken out of the Colony-thirteen to Canton and four to Macao-and some of these are known to be alive and well, while of the remainder six only are dead-one a child that was practically still-born, one a child with hare-lip and cleft palate, that died at the third month, two prematurely born children that died during the first week, and two others one of whom died on the second day, the mother being ill with fever. These midwives consult Dr. SIBREE in all complications, and she was called to 20 of the above cases. All the mothers recovered from their confinements.

Plague.

   There was an unforturate recurrence of Plague during the year 1906, the total number of cases recorded being 893. Five of these cases occurred in Europeans, while 9 were Indians, 3 Portuguese, 2 Japanese and one each Parsec, Malay, Filipino and Eurasian, leaving 870 Chinese cases. The death-rate among the Europeans was 40 per cent., while among the Chinese it was 96.8 per cent.

    It is to be noted that the hours of sunshine for the first three months of the were considerably below the average.

Further particulars of the epidemic are given in Annexe A.

INTERMENTS.

year

   The following number of interments in the various cemeteries of the Colony have been recorded during the year :-

Non-Chinese Cemeteries.--Colonial Cemetery,

Roman Catholic Cemetery,

Mahommedan Cemetery,

Jewish Cemetery,

Parsee Cemetery,

Sikh Cemetery,

124

1,355

59

6

4

10

1,558

342

Chinese Cemeteries.--Mount Caroline Cemetery,

Mount Davis

Tung Wa Hospital

Infectious Diseases

Protestant

"1

>>

Kennedy Town,

341

491

1,345

Cheung Sha Wan,.

891

15

38

Shaukiwan

Aberdeen

Stanley

390

190

""

38

""

Shek O

9

"

Ma Tau Wai

1,020

Shai Yü Shek

197

;)

Sham Shui Po

242

*:

Christian

""

Kowloon City

19

Eurasian

4

""

5,230

There were ten cremations of bodies during the year.

DISINFECTING STATIONS.

 During the year the two Disinfecting Stations dealt with $9,429 articles of clothing bedding, etc.

These articles were received for disinfection according to the following Table:

Articles from Private Houses,

Victoria Station.

67,457

""

Kennedy Town Hospital,

894

1,

Tung Wa Hospital,

421

">

2)

Government Civil Hospital,

2,111

""

::

Police Stations and Gaol,

467

Military Hospital and Barracks,

347

Government Clothing lent to Contacts,

3,230

Clothing and Bedding of Staff,

1.702

76,629

The disinfecting apparatus was in use on 240 days.

Kowloon Station.

Articles from Private Houses,

3,756

Police Stations,

53

"

Government Clothing lent to Contacts,..

270

Clothing and Bedding of Staff,

8,721

12,800

The Disinfecting apparatus was in use on 73 days.

343

AMBULANCE SERVICE.

During the year a more complete ambulance service has been established throughout the City, and ambulances can now be not only procured at any hour of the night or day by telephoning (No. 363) to the Disinfecting Station, Tai-ping-shan, but additional ones have been stationed at the following places for use by the Police in all cases of emergency :-

No. 1 Police Station.

Eastern District Sanitary Office.

The Sailors' and Soldiers' Home, Arsenal Street.

The City Hall.

The Clock Tower.

The Central Police Station.

The Fire Brigade Station, Queen's Road Central.

The New Western Market.

The Tung Wa Hospital.

The entrance gate in Queen's Road West to the Government Civil Hospital. The Western District Sanitary Office.

while outside the City limits ambulances have been stationed at the Pokfulam Police Station, at Aberdeen, Shaukiwan and Stauley Police Stations, at the Water Police Station at Tsim- tsa-tsui and at the Kowloon-Canton Railway camps. The Kowloon Disinfecting Station (Telephone No. 44 K.) also serves Kowloon, in the same manner that the City is served by the Taipingshan Disinfecting Station.

These are all hand ambulances, on bicycle or light wooden wheels, with rubber tyres, and of the St. John Ambulance pattern. Those stationed in the City are in the charge of the various Plague Inspectors, whose duty it is to see that they are kept clean and efficient, and that they are disinfected after use. At the Sanitary Stations coolies are always available for the conveyance of these ambulances, but at the other stations the Police must obtain volunteers or engage street coolies for this purpose, and must then notify the Sanitary Department that the ambulance has been used, so that it may be cleansed at once.

                                                 It is proposed to place additional ambulances at other Stations as soon as the ambulances can be built.

OVERCROWDING.

Health District.

1

The following Table shows the number of visits paid during the year and the number of houses found overcrowded :-

No. of floors jound overcrowded.

41

No. of night visits paid.

94

211

88

Nil

NII

City of Victoria

250

117

62

31

17

12

145

42

103

61

9

285

126

(10

74

29

54

11

Kowloon.

12

98

8

1,393

566

344

--

The following Table gives the record of prosecutions for overcrowding, and of persons displaced, in the City of Victoria, in consequence of such proceedings, during the past three years.

Prosecutions.

Average

No. of persons No. of persons in

displaced.

excess per house.

1904 First Quarter,

*

Second

Third

#1

Fourth

";

1905 First Quarter,

Second

Third

Fourth

1906 First Quarter,

Second

Third

"1

Fourth

9"

436

139

341

24

56

489

8.7

53

327

6.2

Total.

248

1,157

4.7

121

701

5.8

84

620

7.4

134

650

4.8

154

1,264

8.2

Total...

493

3,235

6.6

Total,.

95

594

6.2

224

1,222

5.4

118

762

6.4

75

563

7.5

512

* Record of prosecutions for this quarter not available.

3,141

6.1

ADULTERATION OF FOOD AND DRUGS.

Twenty-eight samples of milk were taken for analysis during the year and all were found to be pure.

Various lots of condensed milk, cases of hams, and other perishable foods which had become unsound, were seized and destroyed, usually on the application of the owner or his The purity of alcoholic liquors is dealt with by the Police, who periodically submit samples for analysis.

agent.

PROSECUTIONS.

A list of prosecutions undertaken during the year for breaches of the Sanitary Laws and Regulations of the Colony is given in Table III.

345

   A statistical report on the Plague Epidemic of 1906 for comparison with previous years and a note on the present Plague procedure together with a report by Dr. HEANLEY and Mr. GIBSON on the rats and rat-fleas found in Hongkong, and the reports of the Medical Officers in charge of Hospitals and Sub-Departments are printed as Annexes A to P of this report.

28th February, 1907.

J. M. ATKINSON, M.B. (Lond.), M.R.C.S., L.S.A., D.P.H., Principal Civil Medical Officer.

FRANCIS CLARK, M.D., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., D.p.u., Medical Officer of Health.

346

TABLE I-RETURN SHEWING THE NUMBER AND CAUSES OF DEATHS REGISTERED

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

CAUSES.

I. General Diseases.

A.-Specific Febrile Diseases.

a Zymotic.

Small-pox,

Measles,

Diphtheria,

Fever, Scarlet,..

**

73

Typho-Malarial,

Typhoid, (Enteric),

Relapsing,

Cholera,

Choleraie Diarrhœa,

Diarrhoea,.

Dysentery,

Plague,

Influenza,

BRITISH

AND

FOREIGN COMMUNITY.

Civil.

Army.

Navy.

No. 1.

No. 2.

No. 3.

No. 4.

No. 5.

VICTORIA.

HEALTH District.

No. 6.

No. 7.

No. 8.

No. 9.

No. 10.

Unknown.

Peak.

Harbour.

10

13

12

1

8

2

6

18

15

:

:

22

:

Total,...... 53

4

: : ཋལྱེ :|ཎྜ

1

14 22 20

9

9 13 18

6

69

52 64

11

16 32

2:2::::མྦྷ :

21 11

23

3 16

50 156 102

::

15

...

50 116 48 78 95

72 70

73 204 128

47

1

64

B Malarial.

Malarial Fever,

9

Total.......! 9

y Septic.

Erysipelas,

Pyæmia,

Septicæmia,

Puerperal Fever,

Suppurative Parotitis

Cellulitis,

Femoral Abscess,..

Acute Necrosis of Femur,

& Venereal.

Syphilis (Acquired),

>>

(Congenital),

Total,......

Q

:

:

:

:

:

22

19

10

00

13

9

10

22

19 10 8

13 9

10

00

00

1

1

1

co

3

3

2

3

2

1

1

:

1

1

7

:

4

:

10

5

2

24

15

24

7

15

+--

4 6 7 11

21::

1

:

:

1

1

83

ة

::

Total,...... 1

1

84 5

1

2

2

...

...

Total Group A.,

65 8

77 226

74 90113

83 85 89 237 150 55

1 83

...

B.-Discases dependent on Specific

External Agents.

a Parasites.

Worms,

:

Total,......

Carried forward, Group A.,...... 65

Group B........

>>

...

:

00

8

:

:

:

1

:

1

:

:

:

:..

:..

:

:

:

:

...

77 226

74

90 113 83 $5

89 237 1150 55 1 83

1

...

:

...

:

...

495

I

...

:

96

95

-

...

...

x

:

3

00

::

495 37

96 67 27 43

4

9

:

...

:

:

:

:

...

4

...

:

:

...

:

:

:

321

181

• 2000

Kow- SHÁUKI- ABER-

LOON DIS-

WÁN Dis-

DEEN

STANLEY Dis-

Dis-

TRICT.

TRICT.

TRICT.

TRICT.

347-

DURING THE YEAR ENDED THE 31ST DAY OF DECEMBER, 1906.

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

TOTAL AT THE DIFFERENT AGE PERIODS.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Non-Chinese.

0000 F

26

66

3

165

11

27

10

165

II

27

ΟΙ

1

...

:

:

...

:

:

:

21

40

24 40

༣།

2

2

2

00

3

2

1 12

14

CC

:

x

1 20

1 20

-IN

I

7 64

1

25

Under 1

month.

5 years and

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

1 month and

under 12

months.

under 5

1 year and

years.

Chinese.

1 12

178

است

1

C

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

under 15

years.

CC

Non-Chinese.

15

years and under 25

Chinese.

years.

Non-Chinese.

25 years and

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

under 45

years.

45 years and under 60

Chinese.

Non-Chinese.

Chinese.

years.

60 years

and over.

Non-Chinese.

Age

Chinese.

Unknown.

1 59,

30

28

18

15

13

1

6| 76 7260

161

༣།

56 1174 5210

7217 4 25 1

187

7260 21451 8190 3 76

1. 491

x

N

17

87

87

:

1

9183 282 5311 11328 26655 9253 5101

:

་་

17 9183 7282 5311 11328 26655

:

...

:

1

...

:

:

92531

...

...

5101 1 21

2,205 2

2

4 59

3172

4 59 8172)

:

S

89

97

2,205

CS F

141

10

}

4

15

1

1

I

354

- NO

2 21

208

131

ここ

842

I

2

1,581

2 21

448

79

49

8

10

1

1

448

GRAND

TOTAL.

348

RETURN SHEWING THE NUMBER AND CAUSES OF DEATHS REGISTERED

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

CAUSES.

BRITISH

AND

FOREIGN

COMMUNITY.

Civil.

Army.

Brought forward, Group A.,... 65

Group B.,...

I. General Diseases, ~ Continued.

B Poisons.

Opium,

Prussic Acid,

Morphine........

7 Effects of Injuries.

Foreign body in Trachea,

Burns,

Scalds,

Laceration of Brain,

Heat Apoplexy,

Intestinal Injury,

Multiple Injuries,

Fracture