Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1854

No. 16.

THE

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ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1854.

 

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, THE Contiracis hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., having been pleased to allow Mr. Vice-Consul Walker to proceed to England on Medical Certificate, W. Raymond Gingell, Esq., has been appointed to officiate as Her Majesty's Vice-Consul in charge at the Port of Foochow.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong,

1st January, 1854.

PROCLAMATION.

W. H. MEDHURST,

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Super- intendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

WHEREAS the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty the QUEEN conveyed through His Grace The Duke of Newcastle, Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 6 of 1852, entitled, An Ordinance for the Prevention of Desertion, and better Regulation of Merchant Seamen in this Colony

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this

4th day of January, 1854.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

OTICE is hereby given that the December Session of

the SUPREME COURT, will be held on Monday the 16th day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th December 1853.

A

NOTICE.

the COURT HOUSE for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies &c., must be given in Writing to the ACTING REGISTRAR on or before the 22nd day of Section 3 of Ordinance No. 4 of 1851. January instant, in accordance with the provisions of

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

No. 16.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, THE Contiracis hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., having been pleased to allow Mr. Vice-Consul Walker to proceed to England on Medical Certificate, W. Raymond Gingell, Esq., has been appointed to officiate as Her Majesty's Vice-Consul in charge at the Port of Foochow.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong,

1st January, 1854.

PROCLAMATION.

W. H. MEDHURST,

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Super- intendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

WHEREAS the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty the QUEEN conveyed through His Grace The Duke of Newcastle, Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 6 of 1852, entitled, An Ordinance for the Prevention of Desertion, and better Regulation of Merchant Seamen in this Colony

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this

4th day of January, 1854.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

OTICE is hereby given that the December Session of

the SUPREME COURT, will be held on Monday the 16th day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th December 1853.

A

NOTICE.

the COURT HOUSE for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies &c., must be given in Writing to the ACTING REGISTRAR on or before the 22nd day of Section 3 of Ordinance No. 4 of 1851. January instant, in accordance with the provisions of

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

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NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

undersigned, on

before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS by the POTTINGER,

THE next GENERAL Mock on the evening of the 10th instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

9th January, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship POTTINGER, Captain STEAD, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Wednesday, the 11th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the OTICE is hereby given, that the Copartnership here- Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship-

tofore subsisting between YORICK JONES MURROW

per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or and JAMES STEPHENSON under the Style or Firm of with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves MURROW, STEPHENSON & Co, has been this day responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may dissolved. The undersigned, assuming the responsibili-happen from incorrectness in such declaration. ties of the said Firm, will in future conduct the business

ROBERT S. WALKER, on his own account and in his own name.

Superintendent.

Y. J. MURROW.

Hongkong, January 2d, 1854.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 4th January, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

71

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

undersigned, on

before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS by the POTTINGER,

THE next GENERAL Mock on the evening of the 10th instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

9th January, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship POTTINGER, Captain STEAD, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Wednesday, the 11th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the OTICE is hereby given, that the Copartnership here- Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship-

tofore subsisting between YORICK JONES MURROW

per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or and JAMES STEPHENSON under the Style or Firm of with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves MURROW, STEPHENSON & Co, has been this day responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may dissolved. The undersigned, assuming the responsibili-happen from incorrectness in such declaration. ties of the said Firm, will in future conduct the business

ROBERT S. WALKER, on his own account and in his own name.

Superintendent.

Y. J. MURROW.

Hongkong, January 2d, 1854.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 4th January, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 17.

THE

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, --Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only 'Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Government Rents due for the Current Half year will be payable on the 25th instant, and for Twenty one days following.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong,

20th December 1853.

OTICE is hereby given that the December Session of

the SUPREME COURT, will be held on Monday the 16th day of January, 1854; at 12 o'clock, Noon.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th December 1853.

A

NOTICE.

Copy of the JURY LIST for 1854 is posted up at the COURT HOUSE for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies &c., must be given in Writing to the ACTING REGISTRAR on or before the 22nd day of January instant, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of Ordinance No. 4 of 1851.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

OTICE is hereby given, that the Copartnership here- N

tofore subsisting between YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON under the Style or Firm of MURROW, STEPHENSON & Co, has been this day dissolved. The undersigned, assuming the responsibili- tics of the said Firm, will in future conduct the business on his own account and in his own name.

Hongkong, January 2d, 1854.

Y. J. MURROW.

THE BA

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Treasurer.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG,

W. T. Mercer, v. R. N. Beauvais.

THE undersigned has received instructions from the

Bailiff of the SUPREME COURT to sell by PUB LIC AUCTION on Tuesday next, the 17th January, 1854,all that piece and parcel of LAND, known and regis- tered in the LAND OFFICE as Inland Lot No. 9, situa- ted on the QUEEN'S ROAD EAST, and containing 3,520 Square feet, at annual Ground Rent of £ 12.17.0.

TERMS OF SALE Cash.

Hongkong, 14th January, 1854.

C. MARKWICK,

Auctioneer.

N'g Tuck Hung, v. Rawle, Drinker & Co. No

OTICE is hereby given, that under the writ of fi. fa. issued in the above action, all the Household furniture, Office furniture, Merchandise, or Goods and Chattels whatsoever in the house or godowns of the Defendants will be sold by PUBLIC AUCTION on Saturday, the 21st day of January instant. Particulars will be given in handbills

CHARLES MAY, Acting Sheriff of Hongkong. Sheriff's Office, Victoria, 13th January, 1854.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, is pleased to direct that the annexed Returns of British Trade at the Port of Ningpo, during the Year ending 31st December 1852, be published for general information.

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong.

10th January, 1854.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &., &.

No. 17.

THE

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, --Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only 'Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Government Rents due for the Current Half year will be payable on the 25th instant, and for Twenty one days following.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong,

20th December 1853.

OTICE is hereby given that the December Session of

the SUPREME COURT, will be held on Monday the 16th day of January, 1854; at 12 o'clock, Noon.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th December 1853.

A

NOTICE.

Copy of the JURY LIST for 1854 is posted up at the COURT HOUSE for inspection. Notice of any inaccuracies &c., must be given in Writing to the ACTING REGISTRAR on or before the 22nd day of January instant, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of Ordinance No. 4 of 1851.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

OTICE is hereby given, that the Copartnership here- N

tofore subsisting between YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON under the Style or Firm of MURROW, STEPHENSON & Co, has been this day dissolved. The undersigned, assuming the responsibili- tics of the said Firm, will in future conduct the business on his own account and in his own name.

Hongkong, January 2d, 1854.

Y. J. MURROW.

THE BA

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Treasurer.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG,

W. T. Mercer, v. R. N. Beauvais.

THE undersigned has received instructions from the

Bailiff of the SUPREME COURT to sell by PUB LIC AUCTION on Tuesday next, the 17th January, 1854,all that piece and parcel of LAND, known and regis- tered in the LAND OFFICE as Inland Lot No. 9, situa- ted on the QUEEN'S ROAD EAST, and containing 3,520 Square feet, at annual Ground Rent of £ 12.17.0.

TERMS OF SALE Cash.

Hongkong, 14th January, 1854.

C. MARKWICK,

Auctioneer.

N'g Tuck Hung, v. Rawle, Drinker & Co. No

OTICE is hereby given, that under the writ of fi. fa. issued in the above action, all the Household furniture, Office furniture, Merchandise, or Goods and Chattels whatsoever in the house or godowns of the Defendants will be sold by PUBLIC AUCTION on Saturday, the 21st day of January instant. Particulars will be given in handbills

CHARLES MAY, Acting Sheriff of Hongkong. Sheriff's Office, Victoria, 13th January, 1854.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, is pleased to direct that the annexed Returns of British Trade at the Port of Ningpo, during the Year ending 31st December 1852, be published for general information.

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong.

10th January, 1854.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &., &.

PORT OF NINGPO.

Direct Trade in British Vessels from and to Great Britain and British Colonies.

DEPARTED.

ENTERED.

TOTAL NO. OF VESSELS

TOTAL TONNAGE

TOTAL NO. OF VESSELS

TOTAL TONNAGE

WITH

CARGOES

IN

BALLAST

TOTAL

WITH IN CARGOES BALLAST

TOTAL

TOTAL

No. OF

CREWS

TOTAL

No. of

CARGOES

TOTAL

WITH

CARGOES

IN

BALLAST

TOTAL

WITH

CARGOES

IN

BALLAST

TOTAL

No. OF

CREWS

TOTAL

No. OF

CARGOES

£

6

12

842

550

1,392

180

5,570

3

9

12

461

931

1,392

175

2,151

(Signed,)

P. HAGUE,

H. B. M. V. Consul.

British Consulate, Ningpo, 31st December, 1852.

COUNTRIES

WHENCE

ARRIVED

Indirect or Carrying Trade in British Vessels from and to other Countries.

CLEARED.

ENTERED.

NO. OF VESSELS

TONNAGE

No. OF VESSELS

TONNAGE

No.

VALUE

COUNTRIES

No.

VALUE

OF

OF

OF

OF

IN

WITH CARGOES BALLAST

TOTAL

WITH IN

CARGOES BALLAST

TOTAL CREWS

CARGOES

TO WHICH

DEPARTED

IN

WITH CARGOES BALLAST

TOTAL

IN

WITH CARGOES BALLAST

TOTAL CREWS

CARCCES

British Consulate, Ningpo, 31st December, 1852.

(Signed,)

P. HAGUE,

H. B. M. V. Consul.

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A RETURN of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDIZE IMPORTED into the PORT OF NINGPO

from the countries and places undermentioned during the year ending 31st December, 1852.

No. IN TARIFF

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

QUANTITIES.

FROM WHAT COUNTRIES OR

PLACES IMPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUE IN SP. DOLLARS.

13

Manufactures of Cotton-

Long cloths Grey,

Twilled,

...

Chintzes,...

1,851 pieces 1,910 250

دو

Shanghae $2,50 $3,25

$ 4,627

6,207

"

4

Bicho de Mar,

31 piculs

S'pore and Sh'ghae $4,00 Singapore,

""

1,000

496

">

19

Flints,

30

Metals, viz, Lead,

124 271

99

""

Singapore and Penang,

1,560

Tin,

50

and

900

"

,,

32

Pepper,

...

102

867

>>

34

Rattans,

717

""

""

and Penang,

2,872

"

46

Woods, viz, Ebony,

2,004$ value

2,004

"

Sapan-wood,

Unenumerated Woods,

39

Miscellaneous Articles not enumerated in the Tariff comprising Mangrove Bark, Medicine seed, Buf- faloes' sinews, and Siam- ese produce.

800 piculs

Sandal

31

Penang Singapore,

"

2,300

100

>>

1,098$ value

"

and Penang,

""

1,098

13,784$

"

and Siam,...

,,13,784

SP. $37,914

Ningpo Consulate, 31st December, 1852.

Or at 5/ per $ £9,478.10.0 Stg.

(Signed)

P. HAGUE..

H. B. M. V. Consul.

A RETURN of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDIZE EXPORTED from the PORT OF NINGPO

to the countries and places undermentioned during the year ending 31st December, 1852.

No. IN TARIFF

To WHAT COUNTRIES OR

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

QUANTITIES.

PLACES EXPORTED.

VALUE IN SP. $

30

Brass,

...

1

Alum,

30. piculs. 700

""

Foochowfoo, Whampoa,

...

$750 560

...

Miscellaneous articles not e-

numerated in Tariff.

Singapore and

11,688$ value

Siam,

11,688

Total $12,998

Ningpo Consulate, 31st December, 1852.

Or at 5/ per $ £3,249.10.0 Stg.

(Signed)

P. HAGUE,

H. B. M. V. Consul.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 18.

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THE

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE Contract hitherto in-force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, Notice is hereby given, the the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., &c., is pleased to give publicity to the annexed extract of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Principal Secre- tary of state for Foreign affairs, relative to a Memorial of a portion of the Mercantile Community at Shanghae, and to the correspondence which ensued, on the subject of suspension of payment of Import Duties at that Port.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong,

16th January, 1854.

Extract of Despatch No. 84, dated 12th November 1853, from The Right Honorable The Earl of CLARENDON K. G. to the address of His Excellency Sir GEORGE BONHAM, Bart. K. C. B.

Her Majesty's Government entirely approve the course taken by you with respect to the desire of a portion of the Mercantile Community at Shanghae for a suspension of the payment of Import Duties at that Port, during the present unsettled state of affairs.

True Extract,

W. H. MEDHURST.

An Ordinance for Her Majesty's Subjects within the Dominions of the Emperor of China, or within any Ship or Vessel at a Distance of not more than One Hundred Miles from the Coast of China.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 1 of 1854.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PREVENTION OF DESERTION AMONGST HER MAJESTY'S NAVAL AND MILITARY FORCES, SERVING IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG OR IN CHINA.

Title.

[19th January, 1854.]

No. 18.

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THE

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE Contract hitherto in-force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, Notice is hereby given, the the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., &c., is pleased to give publicity to the annexed extract of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Principal Secre- tary of state for Foreign affairs, relative to a Memorial of a portion of the Mercantile Community at Shanghae, and to the correspondence which ensued, on the subject of suspension of payment of Import Duties at that Port.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong,

16th January, 1854.

Extract of Despatch No. 84, dated 12th November 1853, from The Right Honorable The Earl of CLARENDON K. G. to the address of His Excellency Sir GEORGE BONHAM, Bart. K. C. B.

Her Majesty's Government entirely approve the course taken by you with respect to the desire of a portion of the Mercantile Community at Shanghae for a suspension of the payment of Import Duties at that Port, during the present unsettled state of affairs.

True Extract,

W. H. MEDHURST.

An Ordinance for Her Majesty's Subjects within the Dominions of the Emperor of China, or within any Ship or Vessel at a Distance of not more than One Hundred Miles from the Coast of China.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 1 of 1854.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PREVENTION OF DESERTION AMONGST HER MAJESTY'S NAVAL AND MILITARY FORCES, SERVING IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG OR IN CHINA.

Title.

[19th January, 1854.]

Preamble.

may issue Warraut

76

WHEREAS Deserters from Her Majesty's Forces aforesaid have heretofore con- cealed themselves in and on board Vessels frequenting the Ports, Havens, and Roadsteads of the Coast of China; and it is deemed expedient to provide a Remedy in such cases :-

Superintendent Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor and Chief of Trade or Con- Superintendent of the Trade of Her Majesty's Subjects in China, with the Advice sul, on information of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, That, after the passing of this Ordinance, laid before him, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of Trade, or in his for the apprehen- absence for the Officer Administering the Government of the said Colony, or for any sion of Naval and of Her Majesty's Consuls in China, on satisfactory Information being afforded to Military Deserters. him or them that any Soldier, Sailor, or Marine, has deserted from such Forces and concealed himself in any British Ship or Vessel being within One Hundred Miles of the Coast of China, or within any Ship or Vessel on the High Seas aforesaid within the same Limits, and not being lawfully entitled to claim the Protection of the Flag of any State or Nation, in pursuance of such Information to issue his or their Warrant for the Search after and Apprehension of any such Deserter; and

Person so appre-

that, on the said Superintendent or Officer so Administering the Government as hended, on proof of aforesaid or Consul being satisfied on due Investigation that any Person so appre- Desertion, to be hended is a Deserter as aforesaid, the said Superintendent, or Officer as aforesaid or handed over to the Consul shall and may cause every such Deserter to be delivered over with all nearest Military convenient Expedition to the nearest Military Station of such Forces, or to any

Naval Officer in Command of any of Her Majesty's Ships serving in China.

Station, or Naval Officer.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 19th Day of January, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

S. G. BONHAM.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

19th January, 1854.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st December, 1853, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation

Notes issued,.

.$73,600*

* Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

P. CAMPBELL,

Sub Manager

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

2nd January, 1854.

The result of my inspection this day shows the Specie of the Oriental Bank Corporation to accord in Amount with the terms of the Charter.

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January 17th, 1854.

OTICE is hereby given, that the Copartnership here- tofore subsisting between YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON under the Style or Firm of MURROW, STEPHENSON & Co, has been this day dissolved. The undersigned, assuming the responsibili- ties of the said Firm, will in future conduct the business on his own account and in his own name.

Hongkong, January 2d, 1854.

Y. J. MURROW.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

TH HE next GENERAL MAILS by the GANGES, |

will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M. on Thursday the 26th instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Ilours of

9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

19th January, 1854.

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NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 p.m., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

(Signed,)

STEAM FOR

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer.

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship GANGES, Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Friday the 27th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 24th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS

until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 17th January, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Ilongkong.

Preamble.

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WHEREAS Deserters from Her Majesty's Forces aforesaid have heretofore con- cealed themselves in and on board Vessels frequenting the Ports, Havens, and Roadsteads of the Coast of China; and it is deemed expedient to provide a Remedy in such cases :-

Superintendent Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor and Chief of Trade or Con- Superintendent of the Trade of Her Majesty's Subjects in China, with the Advice sul, on information of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, That, after the passing of this Ordinance, laid before him, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of Trade, or in his for the apprehen- absence for the Officer Administering the Government of the said Colony, or for any sion of Naval and of Her Majesty's Consuls in China, on satisfactory Information being afforded to Military Deserters. him or them that any Soldier, Sailor, or Marine, has deserted from such Forces and concealed himself in any British Ship or Vessel being within One Hundred Miles of the Coast of China, or within any Ship or Vessel on the High Seas aforesaid within the same Limits, and not being lawfully entitled to claim the Protection of the Flag of any State or Nation, in pursuance of such Information to issue his or their Warrant for the Search after and Apprehension of any such Deserter; and

Person so appre-

that, on the said Superintendent or Officer so Administering the Government as hended, on proof of aforesaid or Consul being satisfied on due Investigation that any Person so appre- Desertion, to be hended is a Deserter as aforesaid, the said Superintendent, or Officer as aforesaid or handed over to the Consul shall and may cause every such Deserter to be delivered over with all nearest Military convenient Expedition to the nearest Military Station of such Forces, or to any

Naval Officer in Command of any of Her Majesty's Ships serving in China.

Station, or Naval Officer.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 19th Day of January, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

S. G. BONHAM.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

19th January, 1854.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st December, 1853, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation

Notes issued,.

.$73,600*

* Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

P. CAMPBELL,

Sub Manager

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

2nd January, 1854.

The result of my inspection this day shows the Specie of the Oriental Bank Corporation to accord in Amount with the terms of the Charter.

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January 17th, 1854.

OTICE is hereby given, that the Copartnership here- tofore subsisting between YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON under the Style or Firm of MURROW, STEPHENSON & Co, has been this day dissolved. The undersigned, assuming the responsibili- ties of the said Firm, will in future conduct the business on his own account and in his own name.

Hongkong, January 2d, 1854.

Y. J. MURROW.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

TH HE next GENERAL MAILS by the GANGES, |

will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M. on Thursday the 26th instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Ilours of

9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

19th January, 1854.

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NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 p.m., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

(Signed,)

STEAM FOR

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer.

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship GANGES, Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Friday the 27th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 24th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS

until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 17th January, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Ilongkong.

No. 19.

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Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant,

be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE Contract hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established,

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

His Excellency The Governor is pleased to direct the publication, for general information, of the subjoined Circular, with its Enclosure, from the Right Honorable The Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, requiring certain Penalties, Fines, and Forfeitures, hitherto payable to the Board of Trade, to be in future accounted for and remitted to Mr. John Wilkin, the Receiver of Fines and Forfeitures for the Crown, London.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

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Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th January, 1854.

(CIRCULAR.)

DOWNING STREET, 21st October, 1853.

SIR, -I transmit to you, for your information and guidance, the copy of a letter from the Secre- tary to the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, desiring that certain Penalties, Fines, and Forfeitures which have hitherto been payable to that Department, may, in future, be accounted for and paid to Mr. John Wilkin, of No. 10, Spring Gardens, who holds the appointment of Receiver of Fines and Forfeitures for the Crown.

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient humble servant,

Governor Sir GEORGE BONHAM,

&c.

&c. Hongkong.

&c.

NEWCASTLE.

OFFICE OF COMMITTEE OF PRIVY COUNCIL FOR TRADE,

6th October, 1853.

SIR, I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to request you to call the attention of the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the 26th Section of the Act, 15th and 16th Vict., cap. 131, according to which certain Penalties, Fines, and Forfeitures heretofore payable to the Board of Trade under the Acts 13th and 14th Vict., cap. 93, 14th and 15th Vict., cap. 96, 14th and 15th Vict., cap. 79, and 14th and 15th Vict., cap. 102, are, from the Ist instant to be paid into the Exchequer, in such manner as the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury may direct.

In pursuance of this Enactment, my Lords have communicated with the Lords Commissioners, who have informed them that the most convenient plan will be, that the Penalties, Fines, and

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Forfeitures in question should be accounted for and paid to Mr. John Wilkin, of No. 10, Spring Gardens, who holds the appointment of Receiver of Fines and Forfeitures for the Crown, to be by him paid into the Exchequer periodically with other Fines.

I am, therefore, to request you to move the Duke of Newcastle, to take such steps as may be necessary, in order to instruct the authorities in the British Colonies to remit the Penalties, Fines, and Forfeitures imposed there under the Acts above referred to, to Mr. Wilkin, in accordance with the instructions of the Treasury.

I am to add, that the Penalties &c., referred to in Section 26 of 16th and 17th Vict., cap. 131, include Penalties and Forfeitures under 7th and 8th Vict, cap. 112, and 8th and 9th Vict., cap. 116, as these Penalties &c., have hitherto, under 13th and 14th Vict., cap. 93, sect. 111, been payable to the Board of Trade.

H. MERIVALE, Esq.

&c. &c. &c.

Colonial Office.

I have, &c.,

(Signed,)

JAMES BOOTH.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade in China, having been pleased to grant Mr. Alexander Bird Twelve months' leave of absence, Mr. Horace Oakley will from this date and until further notice officiate as Her Majesty's Vice Consul at Whampoa.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST. Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th January 1854.

Diplomatic Department.

With reference to the Provisional Rule the clearing of ships established at Shanghae in Septem- ber last by Mr. Consul Alcock, which were published in the Government Gazette of the 26th of that month, His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade in China is pleased to direct that the subjoined letters addressed to the Right Honorable the Earl of Clarendon, K. G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign affairs, by the London, Liverpool, and Manchester Chambers of Commerce, and His Lordship's replies thereto, be published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong

25th January, 1854.

OFFICE OF THE EAST INDIA AND CHINA ASSOCIATION.

Cowper's Court, Cornhill, November 17th, 1853.

MY LORD,-On behalf of the Committee of this Association I have the honor to transmit for Your Lordship's consideration the enclosed papers relative to the existing interruption to the fiscal operations of the Chinese Government at Shanghae: and the Committee beg leave to request that in consideration of the urgency of the case Your Lordship would hy the Mail of the 24th instant send out such specific instructions for the guidance of Her Majesty's Consul at that port as may determine the important question at issue.

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In making this request, the Committee would beg to draw Your Lordship's attention to the magni- tude of the amount which, should the present state of disorganization continue, may be expected to accumulate in the Consul's hands; and to pray that Her Majesty's Government will assume to itself the entire responsibility for the Sums so collected, and become exclusively the medium of its ultimate ap- propriation either in payment to the Government established, or should such course be determined on, in repayment to the respective depositors.

Lord CLARENDON, &c., &c.

I have &c.,

(Signed)

S. GREGSON,

BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Shanghae, September 22, 1853. SIR,-You will already from the public prints be aware of the subversion of the Imperial Government in Shanghae on the 7th instant, the abandonment of the Custom House, and the cessa- tion of the Collection of Duties by the Chinese Officials.

Consequent on this, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul has issued a Notification dated 9th instant, con- taining provisional Rules for the clearing of ships in the absence of a Custom House Establishment, and, from the enclosed Copy of this document, you will perceive the reason alleged by Her Britannic Majesty's Consul for pursuing the course he has done is, that as no Port Clearance or Grand Chop can be produced at the British Consulate, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul cannot by Treaty return to the consignee the Ship's papers, and allow the Ship to depart.

Although by the original Treaties and Regulations of Trade with China signed 1842 and 1843, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul has important duties to perform in connection with the Chinese Cus- toms' Revenue, these were abrogated by a despatch of Lord Palmerston's issued, we believe, in 1851 to the Superintendent of Trade and Consular Departments in China, which although never made public, was stated by Her Britannic Majesty's Consul as the origin of the Regulations of Trade issued by the Taou-

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Forfeitures in question should be accounted for and paid to Mr. John Wilkin, of No. 10, Spring Gardens, who holds the appointment of Receiver of Fines and Forfeitures for the Crown, to be by him paid into the Exchequer periodically with other Fines.

I am, therefore, to request you to move the Duke of Newcastle, to take such steps as may be necessary, in order to instruct the authorities in the British Colonies to remit the Penalties, Fines, and Forfeitures imposed there under the Acts above referred to, to Mr. Wilkin, in accordance with the instructions of the Treasury.

I am to add, that the Penalties &c., referred to in Section 26 of 16th and 17th Vict., cap. 131, include Penalties and Forfeitures under 7th and 8th Vict, cap. 112, and 8th and 9th Vict., cap. 116, as these Penalties &c., have hitherto, under 13th and 14th Vict., cap. 93, sect. 111, been payable to the Board of Trade.

H. MERIVALE, Esq.

&c. &c. &c.

Colonial Office.

I have, &c.,

(Signed,)

JAMES BOOTH.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade in China, having been pleased to grant Mr. Alexander Bird Twelve months' leave of absence, Mr. Horace Oakley will from this date and until further notice officiate as Her Majesty's Vice Consul at Whampoa.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST. Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th January 1854.

Diplomatic Department.

With reference to the Provisional Rule the clearing of ships established at Shanghae in Septem- ber last by Mr. Consul Alcock, which were published in the Government Gazette of the 26th of that month, His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade in China is pleased to direct that the subjoined letters addressed to the Right Honorable the Earl of Clarendon, K. G., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign affairs, by the London, Liverpool, and Manchester Chambers of Commerce, and His Lordship's replies thereto, be published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong

25th January, 1854.

OFFICE OF THE EAST INDIA AND CHINA ASSOCIATION.

Cowper's Court, Cornhill, November 17th, 1853.

MY LORD,-On behalf of the Committee of this Association I have the honor to transmit for Your Lordship's consideration the enclosed papers relative to the existing interruption to the fiscal operations of the Chinese Government at Shanghae: and the Committee beg leave to request that in consideration of the urgency of the case Your Lordship would hy the Mail of the 24th instant send out such specific instructions for the guidance of Her Majesty's Consul at that port as may determine the important question at issue.

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In making this request, the Committee would beg to draw Your Lordship's attention to the magni- tude of the amount which, should the present state of disorganization continue, may be expected to accumulate in the Consul's hands; and to pray that Her Majesty's Government will assume to itself the entire responsibility for the Sums so collected, and become exclusively the medium of its ultimate ap- propriation either in payment to the Government established, or should such course be determined on, in repayment to the respective depositors.

Lord CLARENDON, &c., &c.

I have &c.,

(Signed)

S. GREGSON,

BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Shanghae, September 22, 1853. SIR,-You will already from the public prints be aware of the subversion of the Imperial Government in Shanghae on the 7th instant, the abandonment of the Custom House, and the cessa- tion of the Collection of Duties by the Chinese Officials.

Consequent on this, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul has issued a Notification dated 9th instant, con- taining provisional Rules for the clearing of ships in the absence of a Custom House Establishment, and, from the enclosed Copy of this document, you will perceive the reason alleged by Her Britannic Majesty's Consul for pursuing the course he has done is, that as no Port Clearance or Grand Chop can be produced at the British Consulate, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul cannot by Treaty return to the consignee the Ship's papers, and allow the Ship to depart.

Although by the original Treaties and Regulations of Trade with China signed 1842 and 1843, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul has important duties to perform in connection with the Chinese Cus- toms' Revenue, these were abrogated by a despatch of Lord Palmerston's issued, we believe, in 1851 to the Superintendent of Trade and Consular Departments in China, which although never made public, was stated by Her Britannic Majesty's Consul as the origin of the Regulations of Trade issued by the Taou-

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tai here in August 1851. For your guidance we enclose a Copy of this document, as well as of a letter from Mr. Addington to Sir Thomas Birch, from which you will perceive that the collection of the Chinese Customs' Revenue devolved upon Chinese officers exclusively, the Consul merely holding the Ship's papers until receipt of the Grand Chop advising that all claims of the Chinese Government against the Ship had been paid.

Under these circumstances I am instructed by the Chamber of Commerce to request you will obtain, as far as lies in your power, the opinion of Her Britannic Majesty's Government on the course Her Britannic Majesty's Consul has pursued, and if necessary procure competent legal opinion on the following points

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1st. Whether Her Britannic Majesty's Consul is justified in detaining the Ships' papers waiting for a document which, even if we tender the Duties, is unobtainable, in consequence of the overthrow of the Custom House Executive, and the cessation of the Collection of Duties by the Chinese Government; and such being the case, whether it follows that the collection of the Chinese Custom House Revenue de- volves on Her Britannic Majesty's Consul, more especially when the nature of Lord Palmerston's instructions is taken into consideration.

2nd. Whether the duties collected by Her Britannic Majesty's Consul since the overthrow of the Custom House can be legally claimed by any Government not now in existence, and previous to its re- cognition by the Government of Her Britannic Majesty.

Both these points are of the greatest importance, as they involve questions of International Law which may require the assistance of the highest legal authorities.

The Consul for the United States has issued a similar notification to Her Britannic Majesty's Consul for the conduct of Trade in American bottoms, but the Consuls of other nations have taken a different view of the Crisis, and in one instance already a Prussian vessel has been allowed to proceed to Sea upon the simple guarantee of the Consignee to the Prussian Consul, that he will be held harmless from any claim which may hereafter be substantiated against the ship by any properly authorized officer of the Imperial Government. Should this become general, it must necessarily lead to the extensive em- ployment of foreign shipping, a measure no less injurious to the interests of British Shipowners than opposed to the letter and spirit of the Treaty, which gives to the subjects of England every privilege that may at any time be enjoyed by those of any other Country. For your guidance, I enclose a Copy of the guarantee given.

While the Members of this Chamber are desirous that justice be done to the Chinese Government, they are at the same time bound to take care that no injustice be done to themselves, or to those whose interests are entrusted to their care; and as the Duties, which they will pay, or be responsible for, to Her Britannic Majesty's Consul, will ultimately be made over to the Chinese Government, only with the sanction of Her Britannic Majesty's Government, it would be a satisfaction to the members of this Chamber to know that the whole bearings of the question were placed fulty before Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

A Copy of this letter is addressed to the Chairman of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, with whom you may consider it advisable to cooperate.

I am, &c.,

(Signed)

ALEXANDER PERCEVAL,

To the Chairman of the East India and China Association, Cornhill, London.

EAST INDIA AND CHINA ASSOCIATION.

Liverpool, 21st November, 1853.

MY LORD, Your Lordship is doubtless aware of the Notification issued by Her Majesty's Consul at Shanghae on the 9th September last, under which he took upon himself the responsibil- ity of receiving the duties of Customs due upon British Trade, on the dispersion and disorganization of the local authorities consequent upon the occupation of that place by a tumultuous force.

The Committee of this Association do not presume to offer any opinion upon the course which Her Majesty's Consul has thought proper to adopt under the emergency alluded to, but they res- pectfully submit that Your Lordship should direct such measures to be taken as may afford ample assurance to the parties whose money is thus held in trust, that the responsibility of its present custody and of its future appropriation will be undertaken by Her Majesty's Government.

Lord CLARENDON, &c., &c.

I am, &c.,

(Signed,)

CHARLES TURNER.

FOREIGN OFfice. November 24, 1853.

SIR, I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to acknowledge the receipt of the letter dated the 17th instant,,

London, 21st instant, signed by you on behalf of the East India and China Association of

Liverpool, calling His Lordship's attention to the course pursued hy Her Majesty's Consul at Shanghae, with respect to the collection of duties at that Port, during the suspension of the authority of the Imperial Government; and I am to state to you' in reply, that Her Majesty's Government have provisionally sanctioned the re- gulations which Mr. Alcock has promulgated on this subject; and that all practicable precautions will be taken as to the safe custody and future appropriation of the duties paid by British Merchants.

Her Majesty's Government, however, cannot hold themselves responsible for the safety of the sums collected under these provisional arrangements.

I am, &c.,

(Signed)

To the Chairman of the East India and China Association, Cornhill. To the Chairman of the East India and China Association, Liverpool.

WODEHOUSE.

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND MANUFACTURES,

Manchester, November 19th, 1853.

MY LORD, The last Mail from China will no doubt have brought to Your Lordship fuller details than have reached this Chamber of the occurrences which took place at Shanghae on the 7th of September.

As British interests and property have been thereby placed in an unfortunate position, I take the liberty, on behalf of this Chamber, of directing Your Lordship's attention to the Notification published by Mr. Consul Alcock on the 9th of September-not for the purpose of impugning the preliminary reasoning on which his "Provisional Rules for the clearing of Ships" are grounded, but to suggest that in the fifth of those Rules the Consul has adopted a term for the required Security Bills much too short for the circumstances which must inevitably rise hereafter. Under any aspect forty days' sight is too short a term; but when the immense accumulation of duties which will have become payable before any Government that would be recognised hy Her Majesty's Government can be established, is considered, and, combining with that consideration, the incalculable increase of an already long felt scarcity of silver which the subversion of established order must occasion, a prolongation of the term for Security Bills is absolutely necessary for the protection and safety of the parties from whom they are enforced. Your Lordship will not fail to remember that Mr. Consul Alcock's Provisional Rules compel the payment of duties on the arrival of Ships in port-that Vessels cannot be detained in harbour for an indefinite time-that the impoverishment which attends revolutionary movements will seriously affect sales of Merchandize, and that consequently Imports may remain unsold in the hands of consignees for an incalculable period-that these Security Bills are required for Exports as well as Imports, so that neither mercantile Capital nor foresight will be able to with- stand a double pressure of this nature, if suddenly called upon to find silver whilst Imports remain unsold on the one hand, and on the other, returns for Exports cannot possibly be received. Your Lord- ship, though approving in its general character of the course adopted by Mr. Consul Alcock, may yet see sufficient grounds to direct that the date of the Security Bills required for Chinese duties may be extended to twelve Months' sight.

The Chamber ventures also to suggest another point. The Consul compels the payment of duties on behalf of a, Government in posse; the insurrection in China has been in progress for several years, and many more may elapse before any kind of order, or, at least, before any such Government as would be recognized by Her Majesty, shall be established. In the mean time, the accumulation of monies and securities louged with the Consul, or with any authority appointed by Her Majesty's Government, may become enormous, and so, at any moment, present an irresistible temptation to robbery and violence, to people so faithless, treacherous, and dishonest, as the Chinese. The British Government, if it sanction the course adopted by Mr. Consul Alcock, ought in justice to those British subjects from whom it exacts payments, openly to publish and declare, that having undertaken to collect revenues for any future government that may be established in China, it alone, and not indivi- . dual merchants, shall be held responsible.

Your Lordship will pardon the expression of a hope that the first Mail may carry out to China definite instructions so necessary to the protection and eventual security of British merchants at Shanghae, or at any of the five ports of China which may fall into the same position.

I have, &c., (Signed)

THOMAS BOOTHMAN.

FOREIGN OFFICE, November 24, 1853.

SIR, I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to acknowledge the receipt of the letter dated the 19th instant, and signed by you on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce &c., of Manchester, in which you call His Lordship's attention to the term required by Her Majesty's Consul at Shanghae, in his notification of September 9th last, for the Bills to be paid into his Custody, on account of duties ac- cruing to the Chinese Government, during the present disturbance of the fiscal arrangements of the Chinese Government. at that Port.

I am to state to you in reply that, as the original obligation to pay Customs' duties involves payment in ready money, and as the Consul receiving bills for the relief of trade under circumstances of em- barrassment puts himself into the very difficult and invidious position of judging of the solvency of the parties, it seems impossible to fetter his discretion as to the terms on which these bills are to be receiv- ed; but the attention of Sir George Bonham has been called to this subject, with a view to every practicable facility being afforded.

With respect to the general observations, as to the course pursued by Mr. Alcock in your letter, I anı directed by Lord Clarendon to state to you, that Her Majesty's Government have provisionally sanctioned the regulations which he has promulgated at Shanghae, and that all practicable precautions will be taken, as to the safe custody and future appropriation of the duties paid by British Merchants. Her Majesty's Government, however, cannot hold themselves responsible for the safety of the sums collected under these provisional arrangements.

I am, &c.,

J. BOOTHMAN, Esq.

True Copies,

Noticer its Summary Jurisdiction, will be held on TOTICE the Next sitting of the SUPREME COURT,

Friday the 3rd day of February, 1854, at 12 o'clock, All Plaints must be filed before 4 P.M. on Mon day the 30th instant.

noon.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTI

(Signed)

WODEHOUSE.

W. H. WEDHURST.

OTICE is hereby given, that the Copartnership here- tofore subsisting between YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON under the Style or Firm of MURROW, STEPHENSON & Co, has been this day dissolved, The undersigned, assuming the responsibili- ties of the said Firm, will in future conduct the business on his own account and in his own name.

Y. J. MURROW.

Hongkong, January 2d, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

80

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND MANUFACTURES,

Manchester, November 19th, 1853.

MY LORD, The last Mail from China will no doubt have brought to Your Lordship fuller details than have reached this Chamber of the occurrences which took place at Shanghae on the 7th of September.

As British interests and property have been thereby placed in an unfortunate position, I take the liberty, on behalf of this Chamber, of directing Your Lordship's attention to the Notification published by Mr. Consul Alcock on the 9th of September-not for the purpose of impugning the preliminary reasoning on which his "Provisional Rules for the clearing of Ships" are grounded, but to suggest that in the fifth of those Rules the Consul has adopted a term for the required Security Bills much too short for the circumstances which must inevitably rise hereafter. Under any aspect forty days' sight is too short a term; but when the immense accumulation of duties which will have become payable before any Government that would be recognised hy Her Majesty's Government can be established, is considered, and, combining with that consideration, the incalculable increase of an already long felt scarcity of silver which the subversion of established order must occasion, a prolongation of the term for Security Bills is absolutely necessary for the protection and safety of the parties from whom they are enforced. Your Lordship will not fail to remember that Mr. Consul Alcock's Provisional Rules compel the payment of duties on the arrival of Ships in port-that Vessels cannot be detained in harbour for an indefinite time-that the impoverishment which attends revolutionary movements will seriously affect sales of Merchandize, and that consequently Imports may remain unsold in the hands of consignees for an incalculable period-that these Security Bills are required for Exports as well as Imports, so that neither mercantile Capital nor foresight will be able to with- stand a double pressure of this nature, if suddenly called upon to find silver whilst Imports remain unsold on the one hand, and on the other, returns for Exports cannot possibly be received. Your Lord- ship, though approving in its general character of the course adopted by Mr. Consul Alcock, may yet see sufficient grounds to direct that the date of the Security Bills required for Chinese duties may be extended to twelve Months' sight.

The Chamber ventures also to suggest another point. The Consul compels the payment of duties on behalf of a, Government in posse; the insurrection in China has been in progress for several years, and many more may elapse before any kind of order, or, at least, before any such Government as would be recognized by Her Majesty, shall be established. In the mean time, the accumulation of monies and securities louged with the Consul, or with any authority appointed by Her Majesty's Government, may become enormous, and so, at any moment, present an irresistible temptation to robbery and violence, to people so faithless, treacherous, and dishonest, as the Chinese. The British Government, if it sanction the course adopted by Mr. Consul Alcock, ought in justice to those British subjects from whom it exacts payments, openly to publish and declare, that having undertaken to collect revenues for any future government that may be established in China, it alone, and not indivi- . dual merchants, shall be held responsible.

Your Lordship will pardon the expression of a hope that the first Mail may carry out to China definite instructions so necessary to the protection and eventual security of British merchants at Shanghae, or at any of the five ports of China which may fall into the same position.

I have, &c., (Signed)

THOMAS BOOTHMAN.

FOREIGN OFFICE, November 24, 1853.

SIR, I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to acknowledge the receipt of the letter dated the 19th instant, and signed by you on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce &c., of Manchester, in which you call His Lordship's attention to the term required by Her Majesty's Consul at Shanghae, in his notification of September 9th last, for the Bills to be paid into his Custody, on account of duties ac- cruing to the Chinese Government, during the present disturbance of the fiscal arrangements of the Chinese Government. at that Port.

I am to state to you in reply that, as the original obligation to pay Customs' duties involves payment in ready money, and as the Consul receiving bills for the relief of trade under circumstances of em- barrassment puts himself into the very difficult and invidious position of judging of the solvency of the parties, it seems impossible to fetter his discretion as to the terms on which these bills are to be receiv- ed; but the attention of Sir George Bonham has been called to this subject, with a view to every practicable facility being afforded.

With respect to the general observations, as to the course pursued by Mr. Alcock in your letter, I anı directed by Lord Clarendon to state to you, that Her Majesty's Government have provisionally sanctioned the regulations which he has promulgated at Shanghae, and that all practicable precautions will be taken, as to the safe custody and future appropriation of the duties paid by British Merchants. Her Majesty's Government, however, cannot hold themselves responsible for the safety of the sums collected under these provisional arrangements.

I am, &c.,

J. BOOTHMAN, Esq.

True Copies,

Noticer its Summary Jurisdiction, will be held on TOTICE the Next sitting of the SUPREME COURT,

Friday the 3rd day of February, 1854, at 12 o'clock, All Plaints must be filed before 4 P.M. on Mon day the 30th instant.

noon.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTI

(Signed)

WODEHOUSE.

W. H. WEDHURST.

OTICE is hereby given, that the Copartnership here- tofore subsisting between YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON under the Style or Firm of MURROW, STEPHENSON & Co, has been this day dissolved, The undersigned, assuming the responsibili- ties of the said Firm, will in future conduct the business on his own account and in his own name.

Y. J. MURROW.

Hongkong, January 2d, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 20.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT.

Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE hitherto inven, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

James Keenan, Esq., duly appointed by the PRESIDENT of the United States of America to be Consul at Hongkong, and Her Majesty The QUEEN having been pleased, on the 11th July, 1853, to ap- prove of the appointment, the same is hereby notified for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

1st February, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Subjoined Notices are published for general information.

$

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

1st February, 1854.

NOTICE is hereby given that the LIGHT VESSEL stationed off the COAST OF PEGU, near the entrance of the RANGOON RIVER, was moved on the 2nd of this month, to the position noted by the following Compass bearings :-

CHINA BUCKEER,

ELEPHANT POINT, PILOTS BUSH,

...

N. 89° W.

...

...

...

N. I E. N. 15 E.

***

The Vessel is anchored in 3 fathoms at low water spring tides, distant from Élephant Point

about ten miles.

By order of the Superintendent of Marine,

FORT WILLIAM, The 12th December 1853.

}

H. HOWE, Secretary.

82

NOTICE is hereby given that under instructions from Government, the RED LIGHT which has been exhibited, since the year 1845, from the LIGHT HOUSE on FAQUEER'S POINT, at the entrance of the Harbour of AKYAB, will be discontinued on and from the first day of May 1854.

2. The LIGHT on the GREAT SAVAGE at the ENTRANCE of ARRACAN RIVER will continue to be exhibited as at present.

By order of the Superintendent of Marine,

FORT WILLIAM,

The 14th December 1853.

N

}

OTICE is hereby given, that the Copartnership here- tofore subsisting between YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON under the Style or Firm of MURROW, STEPHENSON & Co, has been this day dissolved. The undersigned, assuming the responsibili- tics of the said Firm, will in future conduct the business on his own account and in his own name.

Hongkong, January 2d, 1854.

NOTICE.

Y. J. MURROW.

THE

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the CADIZ will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M. on Friday the 10th instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours

of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

2nd February, 1854.

H. HOWE, Secretary.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- THE

PANY'S Stcam-ship CADIZ, Captain ROBERTS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Saturday the 11th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the

9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 30th January, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

82

NOTICE is hereby given that under instructions from Government, the RED LIGHT which has been exhibited, since the year 1845, from the LIGHT HOUSE on FAQUEER'S POINT, at the entrance of the Harbour of AKYAB, will be discontinued on and from the first day of May 1854.

2. The LIGHT on the GREAT SAVAGE at the ENTRANCE of ARRACAN RIVER will continue to be exhibited as at present.

By order of the Superintendent of Marine,

FORT WILLIAM,

The 14th December 1853.

N

}

OTICE is hereby given, that the Copartnership here- tofore subsisting between YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON under the Style or Firm of MURROW, STEPHENSON & Co, has been this day dissolved. The undersigned, assuming the responsibili- tics of the said Firm, will in future conduct the business on his own account and in his own name.

Hongkong, January 2d, 1854.

NOTICE.

Y. J. MURROW.

THE

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the CADIZ will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M. on Friday the 10th instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours

of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

2nd February, 1854.

H. HOWE, Secretary.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- THE

PANY'S Stcam-ship CADIZ, Captain ROBERTS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Saturday the 11th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the

9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 30th January, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 21.

THE

DIEV

ET MON

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the

ceased on the 21st -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

sales

Notice is hereby given, that a Sale by Public Auction of Crown-Lands on Leases, will be held in Victoria West, on the ground to be sold, on Tuesday, the 21st Instant, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon. Information regarding the Lots to be sold, and the conditions of Sale, may be obtained, and any Lots that are not included in the Sale-bill, may be added thereto, on application at the Surveyor-Gen- eral's-Office, any day before Saturday, the 18th Instant.

Surveyor-General's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 7th February, 1854.

By Order,

CHARLES St. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor-General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that all Government Land Rents must for the future be paid in Dollars,' according to the terms of the Lease.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer.

9th February, 1854.

Diplomatic Department.

The annexed Return of British Trade at the Port of Foocbow during the Year ended 31st De- cember 1853, together with a statement of the Foreign shipping which have entered and left that Port during the same Period, are published for general information.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th February, 1854.

By Order,

J

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

No. 21.

THE

DIEV

ET MON

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the

ceased on the 21st -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

sales

Notice is hereby given, that a Sale by Public Auction of Crown-Lands on Leases, will be held in Victoria West, on the ground to be sold, on Tuesday, the 21st Instant, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon. Information regarding the Lots to be sold, and the conditions of Sale, may be obtained, and any Lots that are not included in the Sale-bill, may be added thereto, on application at the Surveyor-Gen- eral's-Office, any day before Saturday, the 18th Instant.

Surveyor-General's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 7th February, 1854.

By Order,

CHARLES St. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor-General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that all Government Land Rents must for the future be paid in Dollars,' according to the terms of the Lease.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer.

9th February, 1854.

Diplomatic Department.

The annexed Return of British Trade at the Port of Foocbow during the Year ended 31st De- cember 1853, together with a statement of the Foreign shipping which have entered and left that Port during the same Period, are published for general information.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th February, 1854.

By Order,

J

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

RETURN of British Trade at the PORT OF FOOCHOW during the Year ended 31st December, 1853.

DEPARTED.

ARRIVED.

No.

NAME OF

VESSEL.

DATE OF

ENTRY.

TONNAGE.

No. OF

CREW.

WHERE FROM.

NATURE OF

CARGO.

DATE OF

CLEARANCE.

TONNAGE.

WHERE BOUND.

NATURE OF

CARGO.

3

12345

1- Spec

30 March

105

18

William

Foam

3 November

700

35

Ningpo

Hongkong

Convoy

Ballast

12 April

105

Ningpo

19 November

700

London

Convoy

Tea

11

628

24

9 December

628

Liverpool

**

""

Hastings

Island Queen

16

425

17

24

425

"5

"

""

13 December

194

40

15

"

""

Total

2,052

134

London 194 Hongkong

2,052

11,458

"

1,875

VALUE OF CARGO.

£

18,958

17,500

S

d

00000

60

0

£49,791

12

8

00

84

British Consulate, Foochow, 31st December, 1853.

W RAYMOND GINGELL, Officiating Vice-Consul in charge.

RETURN of Foreign Shipping at the PORT OF FOOCHOW during the Year, ended 31st December, 1853.

DATE OF

CLEARANCE.

NAME OF VESSEL.

FLAG.

Graff Dirk, III.

Dutch

DATE OF ENTRY,

23 February

TONNAGE.

WHERE FROM.

NATURE OF CARGO.

Tsar

Alma and Olga

Old Hickory

Celestial

Vancouver

Walter

Howqua

United States

Hamburg United States

28 June

1 July

620 Amoy

470 Shanghae 516 Canton

Timber and General Straits'

27 March

Drills, Long-Cloths Ballast

27 August

431

Shanghae

29 October

860

Drills, Long-Cloths

13 July.

33

7 September 6 November

18

1 November

518

22

""

20

333

Ballast

"

581

Canton

yg

""

WHERE BOUND.

NATURE OF Cargo.

Straits and Java

Sundries

London

Tea

""

""

13 December

""

""

32

In Port,ready for New York

sea

"

""

""

W. RAYMOND GINGELL, Officiating Vice-Consul in charge.

British Consulate, Foochow, 31st December, 1853.

། -

1851.

1852.

1853.

RETURN of Vessels, Tonnage, and Flag, anchored at the PORT OF HONGKONG, exclusive of Lorchas, Junks, &c., from 1842 to 1853 inclusive.

1842.

1843.

1844.

1845.

1846.

1847.

1848.

1849.

1850.

86

- FLAG.

No. TONS. No. TONS. No. TONS. No. TONS. No. TONS. No.

TONS. No: TONS.

No. TONS. No. TONS.

No. TONS. No. TONS. No. TONS.

British,

American,

Spanish,

Dutch,.

Danish,

French,

336 124,357

439| 163,206] 463 168,187

513 173,540

523 177,114]

22

6,759

11

2,718

10

34 11,073

2,454

47 13,681

103 35,789

73 25,022

12 3,007

19

4,946

23

7,582

6

782

5 1,364

2

700

664

1,308

2,325

91

2,538

499 164,920] 457 146,681 92 30,697 118 45,910] 22 5,569 23 4,810 2,038

610 189,790)

33

9

1,245

1

305

Hamburgh,

Prussian,

Mexican,

Portuguese,

Swedish,

Bremen,

:

266

1,357

86

638

321

}

300

1,118

1,214

1

379

125

250

1,032

5

1,612

160

Belgian,

Peruvian,

Bally,

Russian,

Hawaian,

Chilian,

Siamese,

:

12114

2,384

480

300

100

900

1,554

680

52

1,563

304

304 30 3

217

17

1,070

1,150

776

4266

3,305

13

108 43,558

8,945

4,181

309

2,969

501163,307] 548 187,492] 542 232,558 130 57,175| 163 85,610| 174 96,282 23

33 36,524 6,512 26 6,107 50 4,021 21 8,672 19 6,893 1,365 16 3,459 10

534 229,143

147 88,439

26

11,898

36 18,945

19

5,149

14

3,319

1,630

423 11

3,927 11

3 366

3,132 6

2,258

1,077

1,332

14

5,706

27

8,144

25

7,361

28

8,970

1,105

1,200

659

450

226

900

Q

503

400

243

300

1,330

1,210

1643n

130

1

270

737

3

298

1,153

4

906

3,240

12

3,348

2,590

12

4,238

1,708

15

5,879

1,280 10

3,675

750

1

550

400

317

1,155

3

1,899

1,036

400

342

2

890

720

363

355

1941

280

200

400

670 4

Sardinian,

Norwegian,

Hanoverian,

Burmese,

Chinese,

1,330

924312

3,045

10

3,607

1,201

300

200

1,698

468

156

562

660

349

730

1,810

2

842

1,742

783

1,053

1,689

377

530

128

956

968

Equatorian,

Netherlands,

Holstein,

Austrian, Steamers from India,

248

1,366

31

790

...

:

400

4

3,550

12

8,700

"

""

Cauton River,

13 2,379

12 11,510 12 11,985 12 13,728 12 12,428 17 17,768 25 24,562 30 6,954 42 7,686 97 24,508 105 25,228 207* 41,472 207* 41,472 270*

1,104

30 32,639

41,472

381 136,336 497 180,572 538 189,257 672 226,998 675 229,2551 694 229,4651 700 228,818] 902 293.4651 883 299,009) 1,082 377.0841 1.097 443,383 1,103 447.053 * These are, properly speaking, 207 arrivals during the Year by 5 Steamers plying between Hongkong and Canton.

E. R. MICHIELL.

Acting Harbour Master.

A

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE COLONY OF HONGKONG, DURING THE YEAR ENDING 31ST DECEMBER, 1853.

REVENUE.

EXPENDITURE.

LAND REVENUE,

RENT, exclusive of Lands,...

LICENSES:-

Spirit Dealers,

Pawn Brokers, Auctioneers, Salt Brokers,

Stone Quarriers,

Billiard Tables, Opium Dealers,

Boarding house keepers,

TAX.-POLICE ASSESSMENT :--

Balance on the Year 1852,

On account of the Year 1853,

:

...

11,883 14

2,128

46

8

ESTABLISHMENTS :- Governor,

including Arrears of 1852,

Colonial Secretary,

1618

15

Treasurer,

...

437 10

Auditor,

164

Clerk of Councils,

666 13

4

Surveyor General,

Registrar General,

...

inclusive of £4.11.8 paid in England,

...

inclusive of £8.7.5 paid in England,

...

including Arrears of 1852,

:

4,486

3,107

1,881

470

4 10

113

10 10

...

...

41

13

4

Harbour Master,

...

...

...

1,105

442

1,374

7

4

0

14 21/

1497 18

Police Rate Collectors,

97

14 10

100

8 4 4,526

19 11

Marriage Registrar,

46

11 4

+

Judicial,

inclusive of £468.15.0 paid in England,

6,337

0

42

2662

12

72

Ecclesiastical,

£ 462

6

...

0

For Sexton and Burial Ground Keepers,

94

18

11

557

""

2,704

19

Medical,

Do,

£ 609

for Hospital,

130

→ →

739

6

109

:

87

FINES, FEES, and FORFEITURES OF COURTS :--

From the Supreme Court,

25

"}

Chief Magistrate, and Court

of Petty Sessions,

463

19

73

FINES.

Marine Magistrate,

...

35

10

Justices of the Peace,

7

12

""

Superintendent of Police,

44

10

""

Sheriff and Coroner

5

203

0

1

581 5

10

From the Supreme Court,

855

12

""

Chief Magistrate, and Court

131

FEES.

of Petty Sessions,

18

2 ∞

2

6/1

Educational,

Police and Gaols, viz :-

Chief Magistrate and Establishment, inclusive }

of £200.12.8 paid in England,

£ 2398

Sheriff and Establishment, inc. of£125 paid in England,, 1115 18 4 Superintendent of Police and Police Force,

TOTAL ESTABLISHMENTS,

5

3224 8 5

45

...

6,738 11

3

...

:

£

27,607

34

""

Justices of the Peace,

""

Marine Magistrate,

2

1

989

12

FORFEITURES, from the Superintendent of Police.

30

26

3

11

1,601

5

1

PENSIONS, RETIRED ALLOWANCES, and GRATUITIES, REVENUE SERVICES, exclusive of Establishments, ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE,

***

50

***

...

129

23

do.,

56

8/

FEES OF OFFICES:-

EDUCATION,

do.

13

On Marriages,

11

HOSPITALS,

do. including £2.7.7. paid in England,

274

83

Burials,

156

""

Official Signatures and Seal of the Colony,

75

,, Registration of Boats and Hawkers,

POLICE and GAOLS, exclusive of Establishments :- Police Force,

£ 445

659 14

}}

Shipping Seamen,

Gaols,

inclusive of £190.11.7 paid in England,

844 15

1

1,289

16

5

641

13

"1

Deed Registry,

103

5

,, Sailing Letters and Passes,

11

9

1,659

41

RENT,

939

17

TRANSPORT,

...

10

SALE OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY,

REIMBURSEMENT IN AID OF EXPENSES INCURRED BY GOVERNMENT,

MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS,

1

0

10

CONVEYANCE OF MAILS,

174

. 150

12

21

WORKS and BUILDINGS, inclusive of £0.16.7 paid in England,

5,546

12

1

ROADS, STREETS, and BRIDGES,

...

...

325

11

SPECIAL RECEIPTS,

40

18

10

SPECIAL EXPENSES,

...

...

16 14 7

:

Total.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 16th January, 1854.

£

24,700

6

31

Total,

£

36,418 12 01

W. T. MERCER,—Colonial Treasurer.

No. 23.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

DROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE Contice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

By' Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1854, is published for general information.

By Order of His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council,

Council Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

16th February, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,,

Clerk of Councils,

JURY LIST, 1854.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PERSONS QUALIFIED AND LIABLE TO SERVE AS JURORS FOR THE YEAR 1854, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDINANCE No. 4 of 1851.

NAMES.

RESIDENCE.

Antrobus, Robert Crawford

Appleton, Samuel

Archbold, Charles

Armstrong, John Martin Barnard, H. D.

Barretto, João Antonio Berenhart, Albert Blackhead, Frederik John Block, Frederick H. Bowra, William Addenbrook Bowring, John Charles

Brimelow, James Wentworth Brooks, James Alfred

Brown, James

Buchan, George

Campbell, Archibald

Queen's Road

Mr. Lamont's, East Point Mr. Emeny's

Messrs. Drinker & Co. Messrs. Drinker & Co.. Lyndhurst Terrace

West Point

West Point

Messrs. Burd & Co.

Queen's Road

East Point

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Old Bailey

Messrs. MacEwen & Co.

Messrs. Fletcher & Co.

REMARKS: IF SPECIAL JUROR, &c.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

No. 23.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

DROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1854, is published for general information.

By Order of His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council,

Council Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

16th February, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils,

JURY LIST, 1854.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PERSONS QUALIFIED AND LIABLE TO SERVE AS JURORS FOR THE YEAR 1854, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDINANCE No. 4 OF 1851.

NAMES.

RESIDENCE.

Antrobus, Robert Crawford

Appleton, Samuel

Archbold, Charles

Armstrong, John Martin

Barnard, H. D.

Barretto, João Antonio

Berenhart, Albert

Blackhead, Frederik John Block, Frederick H. Bowra, William Addenbrook Bowring, John Charles

Brimelow, James Wentworth Brooks, James Alfred Brown, James

Buchan, George Campbell, Archibald

Queen's Road

Mr. Lamont's, East Point Mr. Emeny's

Messrs. Drinker & Co.

Messrs. Drinker & Co..

Lyndhurst Terrace West Point

West Point

Messrs. Burd & Co.

Queen's Road

East Point

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Old Bailey

Messrs. MacEwen & Co.

Messrs. Fletcher & Co.

REMARKS: IF SPECIAL JUROR, &c.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

NAMES.

82

RESIDENCE.

REMARKS: IF SPECIAL JUROR, &c.

Carr, Henry John Chomley, Francis Cohen, Edward Cohen, Philip

Compton, John Brown Dalzell, William

Da Silva, Luiz João

Davis, William

Dent, Wilkinson

Dent, William

De Silver, George

De Silver, Harrison Tillinghurst

Dixson, Andrew Scott

Do Outeiro, José Maria

Drinker, Sandwith

Duddell, Frederick

Duddell, George Duus, Nicolay

Edwards, Henry Ferne

Elles, Jamieson

Emeny, William Fletcher, Angus

Fryer, Andrew Henry

Gaskell, Thomas Francis Gerrard, Robert Gibb, Hugh

Gibb, John Darby Goddard, John

Gordon, Robert

Gutierrez, Lourenço João

Gutierrez, Miguel

Gutierrez, Venancio

Harding, William

Harper, George

Queen's Road

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Messrs. Phillipps, Moore & Co. Messrs. Phillipps, Moore & Co. East Point

P. and O. S. N. Co.'s Office

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Mr. Lapraik's

Special Juror.

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Queen's Road Queen's Road China Mail Office Stanley Street

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Special Juror.

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Special Juror.

D'Aguilar Street

Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Queen's Road

Queen's Road East

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Hollywood Road

Messrs. M. Stephenson & Co.

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co. Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co. Special Juror.

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co..

Mr. F. Duddell's, Queen's Road

Messrs. Edger & Co.

P. and O. S. N. Co.'s Office

P. and O. S. N. Co.'s Office

Messrs. Bowra & Co.

Queen's Road

Harris, Townsend

Messrs. Drinker & Co.

Haskell, George Lewis Hoey, Edward Henry Holman, William

Huffum, Frederick Sowley Hyndman, Hendrick

Ince, Henry Alexander Jardine, Joseph Keenan, James

Kupferschmidt, Floriano Lamond, William

Lamont, John

Lane, Thomas Ash

Lapraik, Douglas

Lawrence, Frederick William

Leigh, Albert

Messrs. Duus & Co.

Messrs. Dent & Co. East Point

Mr. D. Lapraik's Oriental Bank

East Point

Queen's Road

Aberdeen Street

Special Juror.

Queen's Road

Messrs. Lyall, Still & Co.

Messrs. Drinker & Co.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

D'Aguilar Street

Special Juror.

Messrs. Drinker & Co.

Mr. Ross, Queen's Road, East

Lemon, James

Lemon, John

Queen's Road

China Mail Office

Leslie, Thomas Coates

Lindow, James

Lord, Joseph

Lubeck, Ludvig Auguste Macalister, George

Maclean, Alexander Campbell Maclean, George Francis

Macleod, Malcolm Anderson Macqueen, Farquhar Markwick, Richard

Marques, Domingos Pio

Marsh, Henry Marshall, James Mason, David King

Meigs, Franklyn Bache

Meyer, Julius

East Point

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Queen's Road

Messrs. Holliday Wise & Co.

P. and O. S. N. Co.'s Office

Messrs. Drinker & Co. Queen's Road

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Special Juror.

Queen's Road

Messrs. Williams, Anthon & Co.

Queen's Road

East Point

Special Juror.

Messrs. Lyall, Still & Co.

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Ship "Fort William "

Special Juror.

Queen's Road

83

Moore, Henry

NAMES.

Murrow, Lloyd Edward Murrow, Yorick Jones

Norris, George

Oppert, Ernest

Pereira, Edward

Pinto, Augusto Pustau, William

Rangel, Floriano Antonio Reimers, Edward

Remedios, F.

Remedios, João Joaquim Ross, William

Ryrie, Phineas

Sage, William

Schaeffer, Hermann

Scott, William

Shaw, Marcus Hill

Shortrede, Andrew Spence, Thomas

RESIDENCE.

Mr. Emeny's West Point

West Point

Queen's Road

Messrs. Meyer, Schaffer & Co.

Queen's Road

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Messrs. Pustau & Co.

Hollywood Road

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Old Bailey Queen's Road

Queen's Road East

Messrs. Turner & Co.

Queen's Road, West

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

D'Aguilar Street

REMARKS:-IF SPECIAL JUROR, &c.

Special Juror.

Special Juror,

Special Juror.

Sherard, Robert Bringhurst

Queen's Road

Pottinger Street

Special Juror.

Mr. Lemon's, Queen's Road

Wellington Street

West Point

Queen's Road

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Stanhope, James Henry Stewart, Francis

Still, Charles Frederick Strachan, Robert Stuckey, William

Sutton, William Henry Tarrant, William Telles, Gabriel Walker, Robert Scott

Wiener, G. A.

Wilkins, George

Willaumne, John

Williams, Charles Delano

Wilson, Alexander Wineberg, Henry Woods, Frederick

Queen's Road

Mr. Ross, Queen's Road, East Queen's Road

Queen's Road, West

Graham Street

P. and O. S. N. Co.'s Office

Messrs. Lindsay & Co.

Messrs. De Silver & Co.

Gough Street

Special Juror. Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co. Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Gough Street

CHARLES MAY, Acting Sheriff.

Revised, and the Special Jurors designated, in pursuance of Ordinance No. 4 of 1851, by His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council, this 16th Day of February, 1854.

By Order,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

NOTICE.

THE Next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT under

THE

its SUMMARY JURISDICTION will be held on Friday, the 3d day of March, 1854, at 12 o'clock noon.

R.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

N'g Tuck Hung v. Rawle, Drinker & Co.'

Mat in to sell off

at the AUCTION MART, Queen's Road, on

WEDNESDAY NEXT,

(1st March, 1854,)

the other portion of WHALING GEAR, belonging to said Estate, comprising principally NEW CASKS of various sizes, NEW and OLD IRON HOOPING, TRY POTS, RIV. ETS, HARPOONS, SPADES, &c., &c.

N. B. The reserved price on the NEW CASKS has been withdrawn.

Hongkong, 24th February, 1854.

NOTICE.

under the Style of DRINKER & Co., is this day Business lately conducted by the undersigned declared closed. All outstanding Accounts of the late Firm will be settled by JOHN MARTIN ARMSTRONG and FREDERICK WILLIAM LAWRENCE.

Hongkong, 15th February, 1854.

WITH

S. DRINKER.

ITH reference to the above Advertisement, the undersigned beg to inform their Friends and the Public, that they have this day associated themselves to- gether under the Style and Firm of ARMSTRONG & LAWRENCE, for the transaction of a General Agency and Commission Business, and will occupy the premises lately held by Messrs. DRINKER & Co.

J. M. ARMSTRONG. FR. WM. LAWRENCE.

Hongkong, 15th February, 1854.

NAMES.

83

RESIDENCE.

Moore, Henry

Murrow, Lloyd Edward

Murrow, Yorick Jones

Norris, George

Oppert, Ernest

Pereira, Edward

Pinto, Augusto Pustau, William

Rangel, Floriano Antonio

Reimers, Edward

Remedios, F.

Remedios, João Joaquim Ross, William

Ryrie, Phineas

Sage, William

Mr. Emeny's West Point

West Point

Queen's Road

Messrs. Meyer, Schaffer & Co.

Queen's Road

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Messrs. Pustau & Co.

Hollywood Road

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Old Bailey Queen's Road

Queen's Road East

Messrs. Turner & Co.

Queen's Road, West

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

D'Aguilar Street

REMARKS: IF SPECIAL JUROR, &c.

Special Juror.

Special Juror,

Schaeffer, Hermann

Scott, William

Shaw, Marcus Hill

Shortrede, Andrew Spence, Thomas

Special Juror.

Sherard, Robert Bringhurst

Queen's Road

Pottinger Street

Special Juror.

Mr. Lemon's, Queen's Road

Wellington Street

West Point

Queen's Road

Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Stanhope, James Henry Stewart, Francis

Still, Charles Frederick Strachan, Robert Stuckey, William

Sutton, William Henry

Tarrant, William Telles, Gabriel Walker, Robert Scott

Wiener, G. A.

Wilkins, George

Willaumne, John

Williams, Charles Delano

Wilson, Alexander Wineberg, Henry Woods, Frederick

Queen's Road

Mr. Ross, Queen's Road, East Queen's Road

Queen's Road, West Graham Street

P. and O. S. N. Co.'s Office

Messrs. Lindsay & Co.

Messrs. De Silver & Co.

Gough Street

Special Juror. Special Juror.

Special Juror.

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co. Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Gough Street

CHARLES MAY, Acting Sheriff.

Revised, and the Special Jurors designated, in pursuance of Ordinance No. 4 of 1851, by His Excellency The Governor and the Legislative Council, this 16th Day of February, 1854.

NOTICE.

By Order,

THE Next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT under

Tits SUMMARY JURISDICTION will be held on Friday, the 3d day of March, 1854, at 12 o'clock noon.

R.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

N'g Tuck Hung v. Rawle, Drinker & Co.'

MR in to sell off

at the AUCTION MART, Queen's Road, on

WEDNESDAY NEXT,

(1st March, 1854,)

the other portion of WHALING GEAR, belonging to said Estate, comprising principally NEW CASKS of various sizes, NEW and OLD IRON HOOPING, TRY POTS, RIV. ETS, HARPOONS, SPADES, &c., &c.

N. B. The reserved price on the NEW CASKS has been withdrawn.

Hongkong, 24th February, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

NOTICE.

under the Style of DRINKER & Co., is this day Business lately conducted by the undersigned declared closed. All outstanding Accounts of the late Firm will be settled by JOHN MARTIN ARMSTRONG and FREDERICK WILLIAM LAWRENCE.

Hongkong, 15th February, 1854.

W

S. DRINKER.

ITH reference to the above Advertisement, the Public, that they have this day associated themselves to- gether under the Style and Firm of ARMSTRONG & LAWRENCE, for the transaction of a General Agency and Commission Business, and will occupy the premises lately held by Messrs. DRINKER & Co.

J. M. ARMSTRONG. FR. WM. LAWRENCE.

Hongkong, 15th February, 1854.

84

steam narigation

THE

NOTICE.

THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY regret to announce, that in consequence of the great increase in the price of Coals, and in other items of expenditure connected with the Navigation of their Steamers, they have been compelled to recur to Charges for PASSAGE MONEY similar to those existing previous to the commencement of last year, when it will be remembered a considerable Reduction was made.

The Company trust that the circumstances which have obliged them to adopt this measure will not be of long duration; but in the meantime, on and after this day, and until further notice, the Fares to Southampton, in- cluding the Expense of Transit through Egypt, will be as follows:-

A Lady or Gentleman travelling singly,- occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,...

A Married couple,-

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM

NAVIGATION COMPANY.

Notice.

N and after this day and until further Notice the

AMOY, WOOSUNG, and SHANGHAE, will be as fol- lows, viz:-

MONEY from HONGKONG te

DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATION.

FROM HONGKONG TO

WOOSUNG

AMOY

AND

SHANGHAE.

$720

occupying a Reserved Private Cabin,.

$1,680

Children with their Parents,

of 3 Years and under 10 Years of age,..

$432

A Lady or a Gentleman travel- ling singly, occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,... Children with their Parents,-of 3 Years and under 10 Years of age,

$60

$120

a Child under 3 Years of Age, (no berth provided)

Servants of First-class Passengers,-

$40

$75

Free.

a Child under 3 Years of age,

(no berth provided,,

free

free

European.....

$360

Servants of First-class Passengers

Native,.......

$288

European,..

$30

$60

Native,.

$15

$30

Second-class Passengers,..

$40

$80

Third-class Passengers,(on deck)

$20

$40

The Rates of Passage to Marseilles and the interme- diate Ports on the Homeward route, will also be pro- portionately increased on and after this day.

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars. For further particulars, apply to

Peninsular & Oriental

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 16th February, 1854.

[OTICE is hereby given, that the Copartnership here-

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars. For further particulars, apply to

ROBT. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1854.

NOTICE.

and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P.M.,

and JAMES STEPHENSON under the Style or Firm ofHE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH MURROW, STEPHENSON & Co, has been this day dissolved. The undersigned, assuming the responsibili- ties of the said Firm, will in future conduct the business on his own account and in his own name.

Hongkong, January 2d, 1854.

Y. J. MURROW.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hong-

kong.

No. 24.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

DROIT

Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, THE Contract hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, wit be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th February, 1854.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st January, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation

Notes issued....

.$71,368*

Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND,

Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st February, 1854.

The Hongkong Branch of the Oriental Bank Corporation was this day visited by me and its Books and Treasure

Vault inspected.

The amount of specie shown was in accordance with the terms of the Charter.

18th February, 1854.

NOTICE.

N EXTRA NISI PRIUS SITTING of the SUPREME T AN

COURT will be held on Tuesday, the 7th day of March, 1854, at 12 o'clock noon.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

(Signed,)

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the NORNA will be closed at 6 o'clock on the evening of Friday the 10th proximo; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

27th February, 1854.

FLAG.

RETURN of Vessels, Tonnage, and Flag, anchored at the PORT OF HONGKONG, exclusive of Lorchas, Junks, &c., from 1842 to 1853 inclusive.

1842.

1843.

1844.

1845.

1846.

1847.

1848.

1849.

1850.

1851.

1852.

1853.

No. TONS. No. TONS. No. TONS. No. TONS. No. TONS.

No.

TONS. No: TONS.

No. TONS. No. TONS. No. TONS.

No. TONS. No. TONS.

British,

336 124,357

American,

Spanish,

Dutch,.

Danish,

62

700

French,

4 1,357

352

439 163,206 463 168,187 513 173,540 523 177,114 22 6,759 34 11,073 47 13,681 103 35,789 73 25,022 11 2,718 10 2,454 12 3,007 19 4,946 23 7,582 782 5 1,364

499 164,920

92 30,697

22 5,569

23

457 146,681 118 45,910

4,810

664

8

2,325 9

2,538

7 2,038

9

3,305

1,308

4

1,245

1

305

3

1,070 2

309

610 189,790 501 163,307 108 43,558 130 57,175 33 8,945 13 4,181

1,365

548 187,492 163 85,610 33 36,524 23 6,512 21 8,672 19 16

3 3,459

542 232,558

534 229,143

174 96,282

147 88,439

26

6,107

50

4,021

6,893

26

11,898

36

18,945

10

2,969

19

5,149

14

3,319

638

1

321

300

4

1,150

6

1,630

2

423

11

3,927

11

3 366

8

3,132

6

2,258

Hamburgh,

266

]

86

4

1,118

1,214

3

776

5

1,077

4

1,332 14

5,706

27

8,144

25

7,361

28

8,970

Prussian,

1

379

3 1,105

2

1,200

2

659

1

450

Mexican,

1

Portuguese,

125

250

130

Swedish,

1,032

5 1,612

Bremen,

160

Belgian,

1

Peruvian,

Bally,

1211L

7 2,384

480

52

1,563

304

300

100

900

8

Russian,

00 H

1,554

680

Hawaian,

Chilian,

Siamese,

211

17

421

226

400

300

400

1,036

814222

900

2

503

7

737

3

243

9

3,240

12

1,330

4

1,210

3

1,708

15

02 10

298

3,348

5,879

750

317

400

52

1,155

3

1,899

342

2

890

720

3

194

400

20 2

363

280

212

2

355

200

670

1,330

924312

3,045

300

10

148510

270

1,153

4

906

8 2,590

12

4,238

5 1,280 10

3,675

550

3,607

31

1,201

200

1,698

468

562

349

2

730

124

156

660

1,810

Sardinian,

Norwegian,

2

842

Hanoverian,

Burmese,

Chinese,

Equatorian,

4

619

1,742

5

783

4

1,053 4

1,689

377

530

1

128

3

956

2

968

1

248

Netherlands,

Holstein,

Austrian,

Steamers from India,

,, Canton River,

3

1,366

3

790

400

4 1,104

3,550

13

12

23

8,700

2,379

12 11,510

30 6,954

12 11,985 12 13,728 42 7,686 97 24,508

12 12,428

17 17,768

25 24,562 30 32,639 105 25,228 207* 41,472 207* 41,472 270* 41,472

381 136,336 497 180,572 538 189,257 672 226,998 675 229,255 694 229,465 700 228,818 902 293.4651 883 299,009 1,082 377.084 1.097 443,383 1,103 447.053 These are, properly speaking, 207 arrivals during the Year by 5 Steamers plying between Hongkong and Canton.

*

E. R. MICHELL.

Acting Harbour Master."

86

LAND LEASE SALE AT VICTORIA, HONGKONG, ON THE 21 FEBRUARY, 1854.

KNOCKED

DOWN

(Signed,)

CHARLES MARKWICK,-Government Auctioneer.

87

NOTICE.

THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION

T COMPANY regret to announce, that in consequence

of the great increase in the price of Coals, and in other items of expenditure connected with the Navigation of their Steamers, they have been compelled to recur to Charges for PASSAGE MONEY similar to those existing previous to the commencement of last year, when it will be remembered a considerable Reduction was made.

The Company trust that the circumstances which have obliged them to adopt this measure will not be of long duration; but in the meantime, on and after this day,

and until further notice, the Fares to Southampton, in- cluding the Expense of Transit through Egypt, will be

as follows:-

A Lady or Gentleman travelling singly,- occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,... $720 A Married couple,-

occupying a Reserved Private Cabin,.

Children with their Parents,-

of 3 Years and under 10 Years of age,.

$1,680

$432

a Child under 3 Years of Age, (no berth provided) Free. Servants of First-class Passengers,-

European,..

Native,....

ORDER

OF

SALE.

REGISTERED NUMBER

BOUNDARY MEASUREMENT.

CONTENTS

IN

FIXED

AT

LOCALITY.

OF

SQUARE

CLASS.

NAME OF PARCHASER.

ANNUAL RENTAL.

PREMIUM

LOT.

FEET.

OF

N.

S.

E.

W.

DOLLARS.

s & E

N & E

128

1998

Victoria West.

146

231

300 s & W

£

S

d

02

53

51

51

23,100

2,677

25

4

17

1

53

51

IS

2,677

4

17

1

200

N & E

s & E

s & w

4

351

Taipingshan.

44

80

3,520

5

68A Victoria West.

50

50

9

72A

50

50

33

7

73

08

50

205B Taipingshan.

205c

114

105

105

105

42

1883

3,500

73

7

4,000

""

33

4,100

44

cc

CC

5,915

Inland,

4,390

4

14

7

19

3

21

Acheong.

Acheong.

5 180

203

V. Gutierres. Wei Akwang.

55

John Burd.

Acheong.

F. Stewart.

Y. J. Murrow.

$360 $288

The Rates of Passage to Marseilles and the interme- diate Ports on the Homeward route, will also be pro-

portionately increased on and after this day.

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars. For further particulars, apply to

Peninsular & Oriental

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1854.

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY.

Notice.

N and after this day and until further Notice the

MONEY from HONGKONG to

AMOY, WOOSUNG, and SHANGHAE, will be as fol-

lows, viz:-

DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATION.

FROM HONGKONG TO

WOOSUNG

ΑΜΟΥ

AND

SHANGHAE.

A Lady or a Gentleman travel- ling singly, occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,... Children with their Parents,-of

$60

$120

3 Years and under 10 Years of age,

$40

$75

a Child under 3 Years of age,

(no berth provided,).....

free

Servants of First-class Passengers

free

European,.

$30

$60

Native,.

$15

Second-class Passengers,...

$30

$40

$80

Third-class Passengers,(on deck) $20

$40

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars.

For further particulars, apply to

Peninsular & Oriental

ROBT. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1854.

NOTI

OTICE is hereby given, that the Copartnership here- tofore subsisting between YORICK JONES MURROW and JAMES STEPHENSON under the Style or Firm of MURROW, STEPHENSON & Co, has been this day dissolved. The undersigned, assuming the responsibili- ties of the said Firm. will in future conduct the business on his own account and in his own name.

Hongkong, January 2d, 1854.

Y. J. MURROW.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hong- kong.

No. 25.

THE

ADIEU

ET MON

AWW DROIT.

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, K. C. B., having this day returned to the Colony, has re-assumed the duties of Governor and Commander-in-Chief thereof.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th March, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION

THE

COMPANY regret to announce, that in consequence

of the great increase in the price of Coals, and in other items of expenditure connected with the Navigation of their Steamers, they have been compelled to recur to Charges for PASSAGE MONEY similar to those existing previous to the commencement of last year, when it will be remembered a considerable Reduction was made.

The Company trust that the circumstances which have obliged them to adopt this measure will not be of long duration; but in the meantime, on and after this day, and until further notice, the Fares to Southampton, in- cluding the Expense of Transit through Egypt, will be as follows

A Lady or Gentleman travelling singly,

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMIANY.

Notice.

N and after this day and until further. Notice the AMOY, WOOSUNG, and SHANGHAE, will be as fol- lows, viz:-

DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATION.

occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,... $720 A Lady or a Gentleman travel

A Married couple,

FROM HONGKONG TO

WOOSUNG

ΑΜΟΥ

AND

SHANGHAE.

occupying a Reserved Private Cabin,.

Children with their Parents,-

of 3 Years and under 10 Years of age,.

a Child under 3 Years of Age, (no berth provided)

Servunts of First-class Passengers,—

European,. Native,..

$1,680

$432

ling singly, occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,... Children with their Parents,-of 3 Years and under 10 Years of

$60

$120

Free.

age,

$40

$75

a Child under 3 Years of age,

$360

(no berth provided,)...

free

free

$288

Servants of First-class Passengers

European,.

$30

$60

Native,

$15

Second-class Passengers,

$30

$40

Third-class Passengers, (on deck)

$80

$20

$40

The Rates of Passage to Marseilles and the interme- diate Ports on the Homeward route, will also be pro- portionately increased on and after this day.

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars. For further particulars, apply to

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent."

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 16th February, 1854.

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars. For further particulars, apply to

ROBT. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-

TPANY's Steam-ship MALTA, Captain PURCHASE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Saturday the 25th instant, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 23d, SPECIE until Noon on the 24th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 24th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 14th February, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY regret to announce, that in consequence of the great increase in the price of Coals, and in other items of expenditure connected with the Navigation of their Steamers, they have been compelled to recur to Charges for PASSAGE MONEY similar to those existing previous to the commencement of last year, when it will be remembered a considerable Reduction was made.

The Company trust that the circumstances which have

1

88

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM: ANY.

Notice.

ON and after this day anONBY te

Charges for PASSAGE MONEY from HONGKONG to lows, viz:- AMOY, WOOSUNG, and SHANGHAE, will be as fol-

DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATION. FROM HONGKONG TO

A Lady or a Gentleman travel-

ling singly, occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,... Children with their Parents,-of 3 Years and under 10 Years of age,

a Child under 3 Years of age,] Servants of First-class Passengers

(no berth provided,).. European,..

WOOSUNG

ΑΠΟΣ

AND

SHANGHAE.

$60

$120

$40

$75

free

free

$30

Native,.

$60

Second-class Passengers,.. Third-class Passengers,(on deck)

$15

$30

$40

$80

$20

$40

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars. For further particulars, apply to

ROBT. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1854.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

N'g Tuck Hung v. Rawle, Drinker & Co.

TR. GEORGE DUDDELL is instructed to sell by

obliged them to adopt this measure will not be of long M PUBLIO AUCTION, at his Mart, Queen's Road, on

duration; but in the meantime, on and after this day, and until further notice, the Fares to Southampton, in- cluding the Expense of Transit through Egypt, will be as follows:-

A Lady or Gentleman travelling singly,- occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,...

A Married couple,-

$720

occupying a Reserved Private Cabin,.....

$1,680

Children with their Parents,-

of 3 Years and under 10 Years of age,...

a Child under 3 Years of Age, (no berth provided)

Servants of First-class Passengers,-

Free. $432

European,. Native,..

$360 $288

The Rates of Passage to Marseilles and the interme diate Ports on the Homeward route, will also be pro- portionately increased on and after this day.

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars. For further particulars, apply to

Peninsular & Oriental

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE Business lately conducted by the undersigned Tunder the Style of DRINKER & Co., is this day

declared closed. All outstanding Accounts of the late

Firm will be settled by JoHN MARTIN ARMSTRONG and FREDERICK WILLIAM LAWRENCE.

Hongkong, 15th February, 1854.

S. DRINKER.

Wundersigned beg to inform their Friends and the

ITH reference to the above Advertisement, the

Public, that they have this day associated themselves to- gether under the Style and Firm of ARMSTRONG & LAWRENCE, for the transaction of a General Agency and Commission Business, and will occupy the premises lately held by Messrs. DRINKER & Co.

J. M. ARMSTRONG.

FR. WM. LAWRENCE.

Hongkong, 15th February, 1854.

MONDAY,

F

at 11 o'clock A.M., without reserve,-

(the 20th February, 1854,)

A large assortment of WHALING GEAR, comprising New and Old Iron HOOPING; RIVETS, COOPERS' TOOLS, New and Second-hand OIL and WATER CASKS and TANKS; TRY-POTS, HARPOONS, KNIVES, BLUBBER-HOOKS, CHAINS, &c., &c.

Hongkong, 14th February, 1854.

NOTICE.'

HE TAI-SUNG-FONG, Hongkong Shop, from the 5th day of February, 1854, consists of only two Partners, CHUN YUT of Shanghae, and CHUN YEW that from the above date, YUNG TIU has no longer of Hongkong; and all persons are hereby to take notice,

any concern with the TAI-SUNG-FONG Shop.

Hongkong, 8th February, 1854.1

日聞端恐退清並懷至伴緣 忠 俱其單然無大本開

不日惟後大家年弘 咸關後不本賑退正

忠饒謹啟

报肯息生盤, 四成冒携均揭自初辦忠 年之生出分候分八貨饒 正事揭數仁上之日 來周 月特妄部端海後意往仁 十此生圖已 本不貿端 三伸異章寫沽行合易合

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH

TOF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. x. and 4 P.M.,

and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

CENSUS OF HONGKONG 31ST DECEMBER, 1853.1

TOTAL

POPULATION.

POPULATION.

No.

TOTAL

No.

CHILDREN.

TOTAL.

CHINESE.

TOTAL. REMARKS.

OF

OF

MALE. FEMALE.

MALE. FEMALE.

HOUSES BOATS.

MALE. FEMALE.

MALE. FEMALE.

312

86

41

148

137

83

268

38

24

368

37

476

312

86

41

37

476

91

459

22

352

370

}

416

175

107

113

811

194

194

194

194

1,746

141

15

153

2,055

1,346.

10,899

2,655

1,301

1,107

15,962

871 4,219

1,135

604

422 6,380 Total

997

4,187

1,295

752

505

918

3,200

808

505

307

6,739

4,820

of

Chinese

25,751 6,114

3,177

2,494 37,536

700

80

780

::

800

800

2,634

1,868

26,673

6,375 3,325

2,644

39,017

26,673

6,375

3,325 2,644

39,017

Europeans and Americans, Portuguese (Goa and Macao,) Indians, Malays, and natives of Manila, Aliens, (chiefly Seamen) and Tempo- rary Residents,

Chinese in the employment of Europeans, Chinese residing in the City of Victoria,

Do. Boat population, Victoria Harbour, Do. Do: other than Victoria,

Do. Resident in the Villages, Do. Temporary Residents and Vagrants,

Do.

Emigrants waiting passage to

California &c.,

to} |

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

THE RESULT OF PREVIOUS CENSUSES WAS.

In

1844

Total,

19,463

Chinese only,

1845

24,157

Of every description.

1846

22,453

1847

23,872

1848

21,514

C. MAY.

Officiating Registrar General.

In

1849

Total,

1850

29,507

33,292

Of every description.

1851

32,983

1852

37,058

68

March 11, 1854

No. 26.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE hereby given, that the 11ONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

In pursuance of Ordinances No. 2 of 1845 and No. 3 of 1851, it has been determined by His Ex- cellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council of Hongkong, that a rate of Five per cent be paid, for the year commencing from the 1st January, 1854, on the Valuation of Property liable to Police Assessment. The amount of the First Quarter will be payable from that date.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

17th March, 1854.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Police Rate Office, Central Police Station,

17th March, 1854.

It is hereby Notified that the Police Rate for the current year, being five per cent upon the assessed annual rental of property, is required to be paid in dollars; excepting, only, in cases where the rent is payable in Sterling monies, when, upon reasonable proof thereof being given to the undersigned, the Police Rate will be received in Sterling.

C. MAY,

D. R. CALDWELL, Assessors and Collectors of Police Rate.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Subjoined Notice, relative to a Lighthouse recently erected on Gabo Island, off Cape Howe, on the Coast between Sydney and Melbourne, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th March, 1854.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Sydney, 29th December, 1853.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

IS Excellency the GOVERNOR GENERAL directs the publication, for general information, of the subjoined notice, containing a description of the Light which has been established at Gabo Island, and which he has been pleased to designate the “Flinders Light," in honor of the late Captain Matthew Flinders, Royal Navy, and in testimony of the eminent services rendered by him to the Australian Colonies by the numerous hydrographical surveys which he made of the Coast and Harbours.

By Ifis Excellency's Command,

E. DEAS THOMSON.

No. 26.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE hereby given, that the 11ONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

In pursuance of Ordinances No. 2 of 1845 and No. 3 of 1851, it has been determined by His Ex- cellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council of Hongkong, that a rate of Five per cent be paid, for the year commencing from the 1st January, 1854, on the Valuation of Property liable to Police Assessment. The amount of the First Quarter will be payable from that date.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

17th March, 1854.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Police Rate Office, Central Police Station,

17th March, 1854.

It is hereby Notified that the Police Rate for the current year, being five per cent upon the assessed annual rental of property, is required to be paid in dollars; excepting, only, in cases where the rent is payable in Sterling monies, when, upon reasonable proof thereof being given to the undersigned, the Police Rate will be received in Sterling.

C. MAY,

D. R. CALDWELL, Assessors and Collectors of Police Rate.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Subjoined Notice, relative to a Lighthouse recently erected on Gabo Island, off Cape Howe, on the Coast between Sydney and Melbourne, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th March, 1854.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Sydney, 29th December, 1853.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

IS Excellency the GOVERNOR GENERAL directs the publication, for general information, of the subjoined notice, containing a description of the Light which has been established at Gabo Island, and which he has been pleased to designate the “Flinders Light," in honor of the late Captain Matthew Flinders, Royal Navy, and in testimony of the eminent services rendered by him to the Australian Colonies by the numerous hydrographical surveys which he made of the Coast and Harbours.

By Ifis Excellency's Command,

E. DEAS THOMSON.

91

FLINDERS LIGHT, GABO ISLAND.

The Lighthouse on Gabo Island, off Cape Howe, is situated in

Latitude Longitude

37° 34′ 20′′ South. 149° 54' 40" East.

It was completed and lighted on the 28th November, 1853, and a light will in future be exhibited from sunset to sunrise.

The Lighthouse is a skeleton timber erection, painted White; the roof and framing of Lantern painted Red; and the Ventilating Ball painted Yellow.

It stands nearly in the centre of the Island, about three-quarters of a mile from its southern point, upon a sand hill 157ft. 6in. above the sea. The centre of the Light is 21ft. 6in. above the sand, making a total of 179ft. above the sea.

The following Magnetic Bearings are taken from the Lighthouse :-

Cape Howe

Ram Head

Variation of Compass

N. 32o E.

S. W.

11 E.

The Light is a Fixed White Light of the First Class, consisting of 24 Catoptric Lamps in 2 ranges, illuminating the whole horizon.

The Light is eclipsed by a small range of sand hills from S. 15° E. to S. 4° W. (in all 19 degrees), to a distance averaging about 2 miles out to sea.

It is estimated that the Light can be seen 20 miles distant in clear weather.

NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office. Victoria, Hongkong, 15th March, 1854.

NOTICE.

HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION 1 COMPANY regret to announce, that in consequence of the great increase in the price of Coals, and in other items of expenditure connected with the Navigation of their Steamers, they have been compelled to recur to Charges for PASSAGE MONEY similar to those existing previous to the commencement of last year, when it will be remembered a considerable Reduction was made.

The Company trust that the circumstances which have obliged them to adopt this measure will not be of long duration; but in the meantime, on and after this day, and until further notice, the Fares to Southampton, in- | cluding the Expense of Transit through Egypt, will be

as follows:-

A Lady or Gentleman travelling singly,- occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,..

A Married couple,—

occupying a Reserved Private Cabin,....

Children with their Parents,-

of 3 Years and under 10 Years of age,...

$696

$1,680

$408

a Child under 3 Years of Age, (no berth provided) Free.

Servants of First-class Passengers,—

European,. Native,.

$360 $264

The Rates of Passage to Marseilles and the interme- diate Ports on the Homeward route, will also be pro- portionately increased on and after this day.

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars. For further particulars, apply to

**

*

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

A Slight alteration will be observed in 3 of the foregoing rates compared with those lately advertised.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1854.

THE

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by SINGAPORE | will be closed at 6 o'clock P. M. on Sunday the 26th instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL Will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

15th March, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GA LLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-

TPANTS Steam-ship SINGAPORE, Captain ROGERS,

|

with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for. the above Places, on Monday the 27th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may | happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 13th March, 1854.

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY.

Notice.

N and after this day and until further Notice the

ON and us from LLONGONG te

AMOY, WOOSUNG, and SHANGHAE, will be as fol- lows, viz :-

DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATION. FROM HONGKONG TO

A Lady or a Gentleman travel- ling singly,-occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,... Children with their Parents,--of 3 Years and under 10 Years of age,

WOOSUNG

AMOY

AND

SHANGHAE.

$60

$120

$40

$75

a Child under 3 Years of age,

(no berth provided, )......

free

free

Servants of First-class Passengers

European,

$30

$60

Native,

$15

$30

Second-class Passengers,.

$40

$80

Third-class Passengers,( on deck)|

$20

$40

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars.

For further particulars, apply to

ROBT. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1854.

91

FLINDERS LIGHT, GABO ISLAND.

The Lighthouse on Gabo Island, off Cape Howe, is situated in

Latitude Longitude

37° 34′ 20′′ South. 149° 54' 40" East.

It was completed and lighted on the 28th November, 1853, and a light will in future be exhibited from sunset to sunrise.

The Lighthouse is a skeleton timber erection, painted White; the roof and framing of Lantern painted Red; and the Ventilating Ball painted Yellow.

It stands nearly in the centre of the Island, about three-quarters of a mile from its southern point, upon a sand hill 157ft. 6in. above the sea. The centre of the Light is 21ft. 6in. above the sand, making a total of 179ft. above the sea.

The following Magnetic Bearings are taken from the Lighthouse :-

Cape Howe

Ram Head

Variation of Compass

N. 32o E.

S. W.

11 E.

The Light is a Fixed White Light of the First Class, consisting of 24 Catoptric Lamps in 2 ranges, illuminating the whole horizon.

The Light is eclipsed by a small range of sand hills from S. 15° E. to S. 4° W. (in all 19 degrees), to a distance averaging about 2 miles out to sea.

It is estimated that the Light can be seen 20 miles distant in clear weather.

NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office. Victoria, Hongkong, 15th March, 1854.

NOTICE.

HE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION 1 COMPANY regret to announce, that in consequence of the great increase in the price of Coals, and in other items of expenditure connected with the Navigation of their Steamers, they have been compelled to recur to Charges for PASSAGE MONEY similar to those existing previous to the commencement of last year, when it will be remembered a considerable Reduction was made.

The Company trust that the circumstances which have obliged them to adopt this measure will not be of long duration; but in the meantime, on and after this day, and until further notice, the Fares to Southampton, in- | cluding the Expense of Transit through Egypt, will be

as follows:-

A Lady or Gentleman travelling singly,- occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,..

A Married couple,—

occupying a Reserved Private Cabin,....

Children with their Parents,-

of 3 Years and under 10 Years of age,...

$696

$1,680

$408

a Child under 3 Years of Age, (no berth provided) Free.

Servants of First-class Passengers,—

European,. Native,.

$360 $264

The Rates of Passage to Marseilles and the interme- diate Ports on the Homeward route, will also be pro- portionately increased on and after this day.

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars. For further particulars, apply to

**

*

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

A Slight alteration will be observed in 3 of the foregoing rates compared with those lately advertised.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1854.

THE

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by SINGAPORE | will be closed at 6 o'clock P. M. on Sunday the 26th instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL Will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

15th March, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GA LLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-

TPANTS Steam-ship SINGAPORE, Captain ROGERS,

|

with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for. the above Places, on Monday the 27th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may | happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 13th March, 1854.

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY.

Notice.

N and after this day and until further Notice the

ON and us from LLONGONG te

AMOY, WOOSUNG, and SHANGHAE, will be as fol- lows, viz :-

DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATION. FROM HONGKONG TO

A Lady or a Gentleman travel- ling singly,-occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,... Children with their Parents,--of 3 Years and under 10 Years of age,

WOOSUNG

AMOY

AND

SHANGHAE.

$60

$120

$40

$75

a Child under 3 Years of age,

(no berth provided, )......

free

free

Servants of First-class Passengers

European,

$30

$60

Native,

$15

$30

Second-class Passengers,.

$40

$80

Third-class Passengers,( on deck)|

$20

$40

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars.

For further particulars, apply to

ROBT. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1854.

}

VICTORIA.

RETURN of the number and description of Chinese Vessels, anchored and plying in the HARBOUR and BAYS of HONGKONG

on the 31st December, 1853, specifying the number of persons on board.

ABERDEEN.

STANLEY.

SAIWAN AND SHOWKEWAN.

SHEAK'O.

DESCRIPTION OF BOATS.

No.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

No.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

No. ADULTS. CHILDREN. No.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN. No.

ADULTS.

CHILDREN.

OF

OF

OF

OF

OF

VESS.

M.

F.

M.

F. VESS.

M.

F.

M.

F.

VESS. M.

F.

M.

F.

VESS.

M.

F.

M.

F. VESS. M.

F.

M.

F.

Junks.

13

234

46

Trading Boats,

81

698

Wood Boats,

11

120

Passage Boats,

39

429

10

240

23

26

18

14

12 122

63

41

18

132

60

288

2

15

41

29

16

==

12

Salt Boats,

19 646

48

8

62

10

5220

225

ទន្ល

19

97

22

~ .8

2

22

80

Lorchas,

60

Cargo Boats,

63 378 183

94

29

Fishing Boats,

38 266

97 101

48

121 965

82 193

98

170 1,399

263

352 263 200

50

10

15

18

Hakow and Pull away Boats,

161

333 268 113

73

Cooking Boats,

3

11

22

4

2

1

Water Boats,

5

30

13

4

3

4

Sampans,

412 886

521

154

246

420 588

602

93

72

156 283

633

Stone Boats,

10

98

2

36

19

31

64

33

14

2

Bum Boats,

30

30

12

4

1

Total,

871

4,219 1,135

604

422 591 1,948

810 375

229

366 2,112

441 325 243

38

123

42

51

32

2

4

C. MAY,

2

Officiating Registrar General.

92

TOTALS.

1852.

TOTALS of the Chinese Vessels and Crews in the HARBOUR and BAYS of HONGKONG.

TOTALS.

1853.

DESCRIPTION OF BOATS.

No.

ADULTS. CHILDREN.

OF

No.

ADULTS. CHILDREN.

OF

OF

VESS.

M.

F.

M.

BOAT

POPUL F. ATION. VESS.

OF

BOAT

POPUL-

M.

F.

M. F.

ATION.

93

Junks,

Trading Boats,

17 299

299

11

199

199

102 949

34

996

126 1,122

.2

7

1,148

Wood Boats, Passage Boats,

25 251

68

70

69

658

92

93

43

Salt Boats,

Lorchas,

Cargo Boats,

Fishing Boats,

37

788

48

1 :

444

:

:

886

40

269

Q

285

836

30

708

720

60

60

8

125

125

63 378 183

94

29

684

52

298

69

66

37

470

334 2,680 541

572

364

4,157

327 2,190

655

380

300

3,525

Hakow and Pull away Boats,

161

333 268

113

73

787

188

512 265

242

119

1,138

Cooking Boats,

Water Boats,

Sampans,

Stone Boats,

4

14

22

42

7

34

14

55

3

15

3

20

1,0211,825 1,219

317

352

3,713

998

12 107

3

3

113

16

1,601 | 1.133

115

843

507

4,084

115

Bum Boats,

Total,

10

30

12

4

1

47

1,868 8,406 2.4301,356

927

13,119 1,799

7,154

2,1451,558

972

11,829

C. MAY,

Printed and Published by ROBERT

STRACHAN,

at the Hongkong Register

Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Oficiating Registrar General.

No. 27.

THE

DIEV

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

THE hitherto inven, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

The Chilian barque Libertad, Lundborg Master, on her passage from San Francisco to this port discovered a very dangerous reef between the Island Sariquam and Tores rock off the Ladrones. On the 7th of January, while observing the Sun's Meridian Altitude, heavy breakers were suddenly seen within two or three Cables' length of the ship, and several rocks were visible even with the water's edge. The reef seemed to extend in a northerly direction for half a mile. The latitude of the reef by very accurate observation is 16° 53′ 35′′ North, and longitude 146° 3′ 30′′ East, bearing There were fresh trades blowing at the time, from the centre of Sariquam island N. 11° 30′ E. and some sea running, otherwise it is very probable it would have been passed without notice.

E. R. MICHELL, Acting Harbour-Master.

Victoria, Hongkong, 3d March, 1854.

Diplomatic Department.

Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, is pleased to direct the publication, for general information, of the subjoined list of Fees receivable by Her Majesty's Consuls for the granting of Probates or Letters of Administration, established in conformity with the Provi- sions of Article XXXVII of Her Majesty's order in Council of the 13th day of June, 1853.

+

By order,

W. H. MEDHURST,

Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th March, 1854,

FEES IN MATTERS ECCLESIASTICAL.

For filing and entering Petition for Probate or Letters of Administration, &c.,

& 1,00

Swearing Petitioner to truth of Petition,

1,00

For Every Citation,

1,00

For every Caveat filed,

1,00

For every Commission of Appraisement,

1,00

For granting Probate or Letters of Administration,

5,00

For filing and entering Bond by Administrator,

2,00

For every Certificate by the Consul or other Officer of Accounts and Inventories being filed

when the sum realized shall amount to & 200,

2,00

For every subsequent & 100 or fractional part thereof, Swearing party to the truth of Account or Inventory, Every exemplification of will per folio,

1,00

1,00

1,00

For every Order of Court or Consul,

1,00

NOTE.-No Fees payable where the Estate is sworn to be under $200.

95

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

21st March, 1854.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 28th February, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,..

-$78,476*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND,

* Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st March, 1854.

The monthly inspection was made by me this day, and the result was in accordance with the terms of the Charter.

16th March, 1854.

NOTICE.

(Signed,)

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th March, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION

THE

COMPANY regret to announce, that in consequence of the great increase in the price of Coals, and in other items of expenditure connected with the Navigation of their Steamers, they have been compelled to recur to Charges for PASSAGE MONEY similar to those existing previous to the commencement of last year, when it will be remembered a considerable Reduction was made.

The Company trust that the circumstances which have obliged them to adopt this measure will not be of long duration; but in the meantime, on and after this day, and until further notice, the Fares to Southampton. in- eluding the Expense of Transit through Egypt, will be as follows:

A Lady or Gentleman travelling singly,- occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabius,...

A Married couple,——

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY.

Notice.

N and after this day and until further Notice the Charges for PASSAGE MONEY from HONGKONG to AMOY, WOOSUNG, and SHANGHAE, will be as fol- lows, viz:-

DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATION.

A Lady or a Gentleman travel- ling singly,-occupying a Berth in one of the General Cabins,... Children with their Parents,—-of 3 Years and under 10 Years of are,

FROM HONGKONG TO

WOOSUNG

ΑΜΟΥ

AND SHANGHAE.

$696

$60

$120

occupying a Reserved Private Cabin,...

$1,680

Children with their Parents,-

of 3 Years and under 10 Years of age,..... a Child under 3 Years of Age. (no berth provided)

Servants of First-class Passengers,—

$408

$40

$75

Free.

European,..

$360

Servants of First-class Passengers

a Child under 3 Years of age, (no berth provided, )....

free

free

Native,...

$264

European,.

$30

$60

Native,

$15

$30

Second-class Passengers,...

$40

$80

Third-class Passengers,( on deck)

$20

$40

The Rates of Passage to Marseilles and the interme- diate Ports on the Homeward route, will also be pro- portionately increased on and after this day.

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars. For further particulars, apply to

*

*

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

A Slight alteration will be observed in 3 of the foregoing rates compared with those lately advertised.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1854.

NOTICE.

WE that the 31st nestanut.

E hereby give notice that our business will be re- Mr. JAMES LAWRENCE MAN and Mr. WILLIAM GUNSTON HOWELL are severally authorized to Sign our Name.

GEORGE BARNET & Co.

Canton, 18th March, 1854.

Payment to be made in Hongkong in SPANISH Dollars.

For further particulars, apply to

Peninsular & Oriental

ROBT. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1854.

MR.

IN THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG.

R. DUDDELL is in instructed by the Marshal of the said Court, to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the AUCTION MART Queen's Road, on TUESDAY next, March the 28th, commencing at 11 o'clock A.M., 7 GUNS, &c., taken by H. M. Steamer Barracouta ; a Chinese PIRATICAL BOAT, STORES, ARMS, and APPAREL, taken by the Police; and certain GUNS, MASTS, and SAILS, found upon the High Seas.

TERMS OF SALE-Cash, in MEXICAN Dollars, on delivery. Hongkong, 24th March, 1854.

96

ABSTRACT OF COLLECTION OF POLICE RATES For the Year ending 31st December, 1853.

AMOUNT.

AMOUNT.

LOT.

RECEIPTS.

LOT.

RECEIPTS.

8

&

C.

|Brought forward,

4,948 55

Marine

1

515 a 551

243 76

Inland

1,270 a 1,272,

1

"

1 a.

506 a 514

60

1,276 a 1,285

}

63,90

2 & 2 a. 289

90

2

1,261

2752

27

""

"

290

90

3

""

"

"

[1,386, 1,387

29.25

4.

552 a 558

7350

4

272 a 279

4040

""

4a. b.

560, 561, 573, 574|

2685

5

""

992 a 1,000, 1,364

46 80

5

291

90

""

""

5 a.

1,001 a 1,007

33 60

6 a.

558a. a 558 p., 559

67.50

6

29

948, 949

6375

10

""

12

"

13

9 a. u d. 562 a 572

11 a. ae. 580 a 585, 595

1303

65 55

7

1950 a 952

298 a 302

212

""

00

1,230 a 1,237,

66

241

3

76 60 90

1,355 a 1,360

9

269 a 271

".

"J

304 a 307

128

"

1,009 a. a

a 1,009 s.

· 14

308

9 a.

90

"

2154

1,012 a.

وو

15

309 a 328

156 60

10

11

983 a 987, 1,239

5145

16

1575 a 579

25 20

11

·

**

1,225 a 1,229

3750

586, 587, 596 a

12

""

988, 989, 1,238

27

""

16 a. a d. 602, 613 a 615,

579a. a c.

5175

"

12 a.

990, 991

50

13

""

1,352 a 1,354

54

"

17 a. a c. 588 a 594, 603 a612

100 20

14

50

1

"

18

418 a 426

208 80

16

1941

90

"

19

616 a 640

136 95

17

"

942, 943

93

20

191, 192

18

1,122

27

*

"

21

193

90

"

21

18 a.

1,123, 1,124

34

23

148 @ 150

33 60

19

دو

""

944 a 947, 948

8740

24

143 a 147

وو

25

141, 142

1350 1901

""

"'"

""

28 a. a c. 646 a 656

63 75

29

140

"

30

113, 139

1020

"

31

109 a 112

48 60

32

657 a 663,659a. a c..

4260

222

222 223

20

|1,127,1,256 à 1,258

6240

20 a.

1,125, 1,259

1410

21

[1,127 a 1,129,

39

1,254, 1,255

39

956 a 960, 1,141

a. a d., 1,142

22 a.

955, 1,134

8310

51.

33

1664 a 667

40 80

"

961 a 966, 1,143

34

669 a 683

4640

23

a 1,146, 1,162 a

96

35. & a.

641 a 645

51 60

1,166

36

107, 108

945

24

1,082

18

"

""

37

|1,065 a 1,072

3240

25

1,023 a 1,027

36

??

""

38

329 ₪ 417

40

159

486 60

60

26

""

|1,032 a 1,0331⁄2

27

""

28.

1,762

12

"

41

842 a 884

"

42

57

264 60

18

29

"

(1,708, 1,704

138

39

30

""

284 à. a e.

43

156

44

51, 52

*

46

149

47

48

90 6 1350 450

33

""

34.

"

35

1266 a 268

41

1,262

"

52

1,699 a 1,702

302

1,135 a 1,140 ·

1,132, 1,133, 1,251

967 a 972, 1,147

17/25 2310

58

"

360 24

""

""

53

427, 428

45 04

43

a 1,151, 1,167 &

115 35

54

429 a 477, 454},

1,172

325 95

"

4561

44

""

1,567 a 1,569

12

""

55

478 a 486

114

45

953, 954

100

"

56

488

57

1,081, 1,081

60 90

""

""

47 & a.

181, 1814

48

"

58

1,076 a 1080

"

62

294 @ 297

22

""

289

63

489 a 505

33 90 55 20 284 60

**

1,010 a 1,012

50

"

[1,202 a 1,260

51

""

64

66

30

52

""

"

""

1,241

156 a 166, 174 a

53

160 a 65

65

180

15)

"

54

158

""

66

1293.

30

55

1,377

"

1,182a.aj. 1,183,

1,183

840 2070 36

"

43 50

23 10 1575

15..

68 a.

1,073

20

56

153 a 55

26 25

*

69

1,074, 1,075

29

57

1281

18

""

""

81

"

1,083 & 1,086

360

59

1,394

27

"

Carried forward, 4,948 55

Carried forward,

7,297 26

97

AMOUNT.

AMOUNT.

LOT.

RECEIPTS.

Brought forward,

LOT.

RECEIPTS.

8 C.

8

C.

7,297 26

Inland.

60

|1,370 a 1,374

69 25 Inland. 131

Brought forward, 1,385

9,377,96 21

""

62 a. & b. 1,350, 1,351 a. a c.

64

"7

A

43, 44

2865 195

132 a. & b. 1,564 a 1,566

1260

133

1,130, 1,131,

70

|1,028 a 1,030 a. a

"

1,252, 1,253

58 80

d., 1,031 a. a d.

47 74

134

"

1,196 a 1,201

71

1,013 a 1,022,

135

1,190 a 1,195

""

51 60

1,012 i. a k.

136

1,184 a 1,189

36,90 36

3450

72

1,209 a 1,211

28 80

137

"}

1,181

12

""

73

202 a 231

90 15

138

""

1,108, 1,180

18

""

74

234 a 265

87 45

140

1,109

1125

76

1,107

50

141

31

1,393

33

77

3.9

194 a 201

1230

142

"

840, 841 a., b.

1050

78

""

1,365

720

143

>

1,570, 1571

120

دو

78 a.

1,361 a1,363

36.30

145

"

1,111, 1,112

40 50

80

""

1,113 a 1,121

48

146

"

1,110

25

81

1,705 a 1718

55 20

148

""

1,396

24

81 a.

1,786 a 1,792,

149

"

1,397

15

87

1,804 a 1821

"}

151

1,398

12

82

280

""

83

""

1,395

84

3

""

222

24

160

"

"

973, 974

33 60

21

161

""

"

978 a 981

36

24

162

A

686

"

240

85

"

14

687 a 689, 837 a

163

44 10

86

26 a 28

88

182 a 190

89

1,366, 1,367

39 2850 625

839

"

164

1982

45

"

>>

165

""

1,368, 1,369,

90

""

84

""

1,375, 1,376

"

167

91 & a.

92

1,377 a. a t. 1,037

37 80

168

""

975 a 977, 1,173

166 a. a f. 1,472 a 1,478

(1,174 a 1,177

36 20

29 70

1,240, 1,241

19 20

2040

1080

1,152, 1,178 a

169

92 a, a c. 1,557 a 1,563

29 40

15 15

""

1,179

"

35

95

1,034, 1,479 a

170

25 80

"

1,222 a 1,224

18

""

1,481

171

"

1,219 a 1,221

18

JJ

1,035, 1,036,

""

888

96

98

99

1,554 a 1,556

1,378, 1,379

733 a 741, 804 a

811

27

1,215 a 1,218,

-

172

1,313, 1,314,

3195

48

"

1,339

173

101 60

1,212a1,214, 1,304|

2340

174

""

1,340 a 1,343

1260

101

1,412

525

175

""

1,335 a 1,338

18

"1

102

"

715 a 729

106 65

176

1,315 a 1,317

1350

31

103

702 a 714, 730 a

177

1,311, 1,312

795

22

12990

"

732, 812 a 827

178

1,344 a 1,346

932

""

104

1,286 a 1,289,

1,318 a 1,320

43 20

179

2610

1,299 a 1,303

1,331 a 1,334

105

+

""

1,290 a 1,292 a. a d.

40 45

*180

701

240

""

106

1,293 a 1,298

25/20

180 a. a d. 828 a 832

39

""

108

1,275

15

181

1,307 a 1,310

1680

23

""

109

""

1,384

18

182

1,347, 1,348

960

""

""

112

"

1,380

114

1,381

116

""

1,382, 1,383

12 2

242

12

183

1,328 a 1,330

1650

""

"}

24

184

""

""

1,325 a 1,327

18

29

2175

185

""

|1,305, 1,306

18

117

742 a 746, 800 a

186

1,349

2250

7696

""

?)

803

"

187 a.

1,379 a.

118

1,407

119

[1,406

42

121

"

1,408 a 1,410

122

23

|1,411

21

9282

188

1,323, 1,324

li 40

"

""

191

690 a 692, 694

27 80

**

1890

191 b. c. d. 833 a 836

3840

"

193

1,321, 1,322

480

""

""

1,399 a. & b.,

195

695 a 700

4275

124

3860

A

"

1,404, 1,405

199

114 a 122, 135

27.80

125

""

1,399 a 1,403

4020

201

1,273, 1,274

36

"

""

1,153 a 1,157,

202

747 a 799

293 17

127

5070

19

1,242 a 1,246

203

A

1,012 f. a h.

1,158 a 1,161,

206

1,644 a 1,646

"" ""

6

"

128

45

""

""

1,247 a 1,250

""

207

1,670 a 1,674

17 10

1,203 a 1,208,

208

1,689 à 1,692

12

"

129

88 20

1,263 a 1,269

209

1,675 a 1,681

2160

"

Carried forward,

9,377 96

Carried forward,

10,889 40

AMOUNT.

98

AMOUNT.

LOT.

RECEIPTS.

LOT.

|Drought forward,

8 C

10,889 40

Inland. 210

1,682 a 1,688

1860 Inland. 272

RECEIPTS.

Brought forward,

1,524, 1,525

8

C.

211

1,038 a 1,047

4350

289

1,095 a 1,103

"

213

1,482, 1,483

720

"

291 a.

1283

11,67752 184 12/60 21

,

214

1,552, 1,553

J

215

1,388 a 1,390

720 24.04

""

292 a.

285 a 287

J

294

1,391, 1,392

33

""

""

219

1,048 a 1,053

36 60

296

69, 70

180

23

99

220

|1,054 a 1,064

3540

298

80 a 83

694

"

>>

222

151 a 155

780

303

1,794, 1,795

""

""

12,

223 a. a d. 1,659 a 1,664

20 85

304

13 a 17

1080

>>

>>

224 a. a e. 1,665 o 1,669

19 80

305

1,796, 1,797

3:60

""

"

225 & a.

1,549 a 1,551

1140

306

1,798

420

"

""

226 & a.

1,547, 1,548

1620

307

1,799, 1,800

"

""

540

227 & a.

1,546

480

308

1,801

5:40

"

228 a. a d. 1,653 a 1,658

1980

309

1,802

15.,

"

229 a. a d. 1,647 a 1,652

1920

311

11

360

...

""

230

|1,484 a 1,486

1140

312

10

3:60

39-

231 & a.

1,508 a 1,510

12

319

1,803

99

232 & a.

1,542 a 1,545

1665

322

>

""

5 a 9

233 a. a e.

1,618 a 1,624

1920

323

45 a 47

"

234 a. a e.

1,625 a 1,632

1740

325

1,746, 1,747

*

12 1144

2

3

"

""

"

235 & a.

|1,504 a 1,507

1620

326

"

1,744, 1,745

360

"

236

1,537 a 1,541

1680

327

1,743

54C

>>

237 a. a d. 1,611 a 1,617

1620

328

"

1,741, 1,742

540

""

""

238 a, a e. 1,605 a 1,610 239 a. a c. 1,589 a 1,591

15

329

""

|1,739, 1,740

4:80

7/201

331

1,729 a 1,738

1080

دو

240 & a. 1,633, 1,634 241 a. a c. 1,638 a 1,643

540

332

""

1,728

420

1170

333

1,727

210

242 a. a b. 1,635 a 1,637

540

334

""

[1,724 a 1,726

1140

"

243 a. a f.

1,600 a 1,604

915

335

1,/23

420

""

244 a. a g.

1,592 a 1,599

14:40

336

"

1,719 a 1,722

840

245 a. a i.

1,575 a,1587

23401

339

1282

270

""

"

A

1,467 a 1.471,

340

246 a. a c.

2820

"

1,008. 1,009

7:20

"

1,502, 1,503

341

1,413 a 1,451

2630

39

247 a. a d.

1,462 a 1,466

20/40

349

123 a 134

1354

"

""

248 a. a d.

1,457 a 1,461

27

350

136 a 138

6'60

""

"

>>

249 a. a d.

""

250

1,452 a 1,456 1,588

23 40

357

21, 22

240

""

4/20

362

""

1,064 a. a c.

270

""

251

252 a. a d.

1,487 a 1,494,

1,518 a 1,523 1,495 a 1,496,

1,533 a 1,536 253 a. & b. 1,500, 1,501

363

1,064 d. a h.

1296

3780

""

Govt. ground,

|232, 133, 292

4680

24 45 Soo-koan-poo

1,748 a 1,761,

1620

254

1,511, 1,512

>>

1,513 a 1,517,

255 a. a e.

""

1,526, 1,527

256

1,528 a 1,532

18

"

Albany,

1080

Village,

2460 Squatters Wan-tsi,

39 a 42 1,075

1,763 a 1,785,

54 84

1,793

1. 2, 14, 18 a 20,

23 a 25, 29, 30,

1085

4:80

257

67, 68

240

"}

West Point,

1,087 a 1,094,

25 70

258

71, 78, 79

604

1,104, 1,105

"

259

172 a 77

1104

وو

269

184 a 97

2130

Taiping-shan,

1,572 a 1,574,

1148

1,693 a 1,698

""

270

106

240

"

,, Soo-koan-poo, 1,822 a 1,833

20:43

Carried forward,

11,67752

Total Victoria, 12, 123 34

12,123

AMOUNT.

AMOUNT.

NAME OF VILLAGE.

RECEIPTS.

NAME OF VILLAGE.

RECEIPTS.

8

C.

C.

Brought forward,

488 71

Sei-ying-poon,

Sheak-tong-tsui, 4 a 9

1 a 3

632 Sei-wan-tsi,

287 a 293

8128

848 Teen-how-mew,

294 a 299

251

Cow-ee-wan,

10

Pok-foo-lum,

11 a 22

|23 a 165

3. Stanley,

300 a 511

366 48

1408 Ka-sew-wan,

512 a 523

689

Aberdeen, Aap-le-chow, Heong-kong,

166 a 203 204 a 286

Carried forward,

5153 Ty-tam-took,

488171

329 60 Wong-mow-kok,

75 70 Ty-tam,

524 a 527

550

528 a 547

1864

1548 a 565

1319

Carried forward,

909,90

NAME OF VILLAGE.

Toc-te-wan,

Hok-tsui,

RECEIPTS.

Brought forward, 566, 567 568 a 577

99

AMOUNT.

8

C.

AMOUNT.

909 90

NAME OF VILLAGE.

RECEIPTS.

|Brought forward,

&

C.

1,146 19

30 Tsut-tsz-moey,

769 a 791

1189

""

828 Pok-sy-wan,

7147 Hoong-heong-lo,

34 39 Wong-nei-choong, 811 a 934

1792, 793

138

1794 a 810

1249

8201

Total Villages,

1,25396

>>

Victoria,

12,12334

13,377 30

A

or £2,786.18.9

Sheako,

578 a 682

Saiwan,

633 a 663

Ha-koong-ngam,

664 a 672

560

Ngo-yun-wan,

673 a 680

1810

Show-ke-wan,

681 a 740

7759

Wong-kok-tsui,

741 a 760

1649

Shuy-cheang-wan, 761 a 768

407

Carried forward,

1,14619

C. MAY,

D. CALDWELL,

Assessors and Collectors

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Officǝ Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 28.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, THE Contract hitherto in en, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will by hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

S. G. BONHAM.

By Order,

PROCLAMATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Super- intendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

WHEREAS the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through His Grace The Duke of Newcastle, Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 1 of 1853, entitied An Ordinance for the Regulation of the Gaol of Hongkong:-

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 28th Day of March, 1854.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., is pleased to give publicity to the annexed copy of a Letter, addressed by the Magistrate of Pwan-yu District to H. M. Officiating Consul at Canton, reporting the death in prison of Le-Hwa, a party accessory to the murders, committed on board the Arratoon Apcar.”

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th March, 1854.

By order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

The Magistrate of Pwan-yu District to H. M.'s Officiating'

Consul at Canton, reporting the fate of Le-Hwa, an accessory in the murders committed on board the "Arratoon Apcar.”

Le, Chief Magistrate of the District of Pwan-yu, &c., &e., makes a communication in reply: I have received the Letter from you the honorable Consul, requesting to be furnished with infor- mation relative to the sentence passed on the prisoner Le-Hwa. In reply I beg to state that the said criminal having confessed to participation with Pwan-Ayen in the murder of six persons, the proper penalty of his offence would be death by decapitation. But his confession having named his accomplices Pwan-Ayen and others, for whose apprehension repeated applications have been sent by me to the Officers of the various districts to which they belonged, without yet producing a

No. 28.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, THE Contract hitherto in en, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will by hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

S. G. BONHAM.

By Order,

PROCLAMATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Super- intendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

WHEREAS the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through His Grace The Duke of Newcastle, Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 1 of 1853, entitied An Ordinance for the Regulation of the Gaol of Hongkong:-

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 28th Day of March, 1854.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., is pleased to give publicity to the annexed copy of a Letter, addressed by the Magistrate of Pwan-yu District to H. M. Officiating Consul at Canton, reporting the death in prison of Le-Hwa, a party accessory to the murders, committed on board the Arratoon Apcar.”

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th March, 1854.

By order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

The Magistrate of Pwan-yu District to H. M.'s Officiating'

Consul at Canton, reporting the fate of Le-Hwa, an accessory in the murders committed on board the "Arratoon Apcar.”

Le, Chief Magistrate of the District of Pwan-yu, &c., &e., makes a communication in reply: I have received the Letter from you the honorable Consul, requesting to be furnished with infor- mation relative to the sentence passed on the prisoner Le-Hwa. In reply I beg to state that the said criminal having confessed to participation with Pwan-Ayen in the murder of six persons, the proper penalty of his offence would be death by decapitation. But his confession having named his accomplices Pwan-Ayen and others, for whose apprehension repeated applications have been sent by me to the Officers of the various districts to which they belonged, without yet producing a

101

successful result, it was expedient to remand him to prison for a certain period, in order to be able to bring forward his evidence against the other murderers at their trials. On the 29th day of the

12th month of last year, (27th January, 1854,) however, the prisoner Le-Hwa died.

I have again addressed the various district Officers, urging them to take active steps for the speedy capture of the remaining murderers, and I beg now to send the above reply to the question of you the honorable Consul.

A communication,

Hienfung 4th year, 2nd month, 15th day (13th March, 1854.)

TO ELMSLIE,

H. B. M.'s Officiating Consul at Canton.

True Translation,

True Copy,

(Signed,)

M. C. MORRISON.

W. H. MEDHURST.

An Ordinance for Her Majesty's Subjects within the Dominions of the Emperor of China, or within any Ship or Vessel at a Distance of not more than One Hundred Miles from the Coast of China.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGINE-

No. 2 of 1854.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subject's in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE TO INVEST HER MAJESTY'S CONSULS AT THE PORTS IN CHINA WITH JURISDICTION OVER THE PERSONS AND PROPERTY OF LUNATICS AND PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND, AS ALSO WITH THE POWER INHERENT IN THE OFFICE OF CORO-

NER.

[31st March, 1854.}

WHEREAS it is deemed expedient that the Jurisdiction and Power above men- tioned should be vested in manner aforesaid: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of Her Majes- ty's Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, That:-

Title.

Preamble.

unsound Mind.

I. The Consul or Acting Consul at each of the Ports in China shall possess and exercise within the Limits of the District in which he may be personally appointed, Ports to have Ju- Consuls at the the same Power and Jurisdiction over the Persons and Property of Lunaties and Per- risdiction over the sons of unsound Mind therein being as the Supreme Court of Hongkong possesses Persons and Pro- and exercises within that Colony; and that any Commission of Enquiry shall perty of Persons of consist of such Consul or Acting Consul as aforesaid: and such Consul shall call to his Assistance Three British Subjects of the Age of not less than Twenty-one Years, who shall act as Jurors. Provided always such Court shall have and exercise con- at Hongkong to Supreme Court current Jurisdiction with such Consuls in regard to such Matters. But it shall not have be bound, unless in a fit Case it shall deem it right so to do by Injunction, Order, or otherwise, to debar or prohibit any such Consul or Committee appointed by him of the Person or Estate of any Person of unsound Miud, from dealing with such Persons or their Property; nor shall such Court, unless in like Case, be bound to stay, alter, or reverse any Proceedings of any such Consul or Committee.

concurrent

Jurisdiction.

Consuls to exer-

respective Juris- dictions the Duties of Coroners.

II. Every such Consul or Acting Consul within his District aforesaid shall by vir- the of his Office be Coroner of such District, and shall and may discharge the Duties cise within their appertaining to the Office of Coroner, summoning when necessary a Jury of British Subjects, which it is hereby declared may be constituted of Three Persons only of the full Age of Twenty-one Years; and any Person not attending when duly sum- moned as a Juror to serve on such Jury shall be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Dollars.

S. G. BONHAM.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 31st Day of March, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th March, 1854.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

101

successful result, it was expedient to remand him to prison for a certain period, in order to be able to bring forward his evidence against the other murderers at their trials. On the 29th day of the

12th month of last year, (27th January, 1854,) however, the prisoner Le-Hwa died.

I have again addressed the various district Officers, urging them to take active steps for the speedy capture of the remaining murderers, and I beg now to send the above reply to the question of you the honorable Consul.

A communication,

Hienfung 4th year, 2nd month, 15th day (13th March, 1854.)

TO ELMSLIE,

H. B. M.'s Officiating Consul at Canton.

True Translation,

True Copy,

(Signed,)

M. C. MORRISON.

W. H. MEDHURST.

An Ordinance for Her Majesty's Subjects within the Dominions of the Emperor of China, or within any Ship or Vessel at a Distance of not more than One Hundred Miles from the Coast of China.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGINE-

No. 2 of 1854.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subject's in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE TO INVEST HER MAJESTY'S CONSULS AT THE PORTS IN CHINA WITH JURISDICTION OVER THE PERSONS AND PROPERTY OF LUNATICS AND PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND, AS ALSO WITH THE POWER INHERENT IN THE OFFICE OF CORO-

NER.

[31st March, 1854.}

WHEREAS it is deemed expedient that the Jurisdiction and Power above men- tioned should be vested in manner aforesaid: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of Her Majes- ty's Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, That:-

Title.

Preamble.

unsound Mind.

I. The Consul or Acting Consul at each of the Ports in China shall possess and exercise within the Limits of the District in which he may be personally appointed, Ports to have Ju- Consuls at the the same Power and Jurisdiction over the Persons and Property of Lunaties and Per- risdiction over the sons of unsound Mind therein being as the Supreme Court of Hongkong possesses Persons and Pro- and exercises within that Colony; and that any Commission of Enquiry shall perty of Persons of consist of such Consul or Acting Consul as aforesaid: and such Consul shall call to his Assistance Three British Subjects of the Age of not less than Twenty-one Years, who shall act as Jurors. Provided always such Court shall have and exercise con- at Hongkong to Supreme Court current Jurisdiction with such Consuls in regard to such Matters. But it shall not have be bound, unless in a fit Case it shall deem it right so to do by Injunction, Order, or otherwise, to debar or prohibit any such Consul or Committee appointed by him of the Person or Estate of any Person of unsound Miud, from dealing with such Persons or their Property; nor shall such Court, unless in like Case, be bound to stay, alter, or reverse any Proceedings of any such Consul or Committee.

concurrent

Jurisdiction.

Consuls to exer-

respective Juris- dictions the Duties of Coroners.

II. Every such Consul or Acting Consul within his District aforesaid shall by vir- the of his Office be Coroner of such District, and shall and may discharge the Duties cise within their appertaining to the Office of Coroner, summoning when necessary a Jury of British Subjects, which it is hereby declared may be constituted of Three Persons only of the full Age of Twenty-one Years; and any Person not attending when duly sum- moned as a Juror to serve on such Jury shall be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Dollars.

S. G. BONHAM.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 31st Day of March, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th March, 1854.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

ABSTRACT OF RETURNS FURNISHED FROM EACH HOUSE,

OCCUPIED BY CHINESE IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG, STATING THE NUMBER OF PERSONS RESIDENT THEREIN, AND MORTALITY, DURING THE YEAR ENDING THE 31ST DECEMBER, 1853.

GENERAL

QCCIPATION OF THE INHABITANTS.

Trade

Fishing and do.

Agriculture.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Fishing and Trade. Do. & Agriculture. Do. & Stone Cutter. Do. Do. Do. and Trade. Do. Do.

Do. & Agriculture. Agriculture.

Do.

CHILDREN.

NAME OF DISTRICT OR PLACE.

MALE. FEMALE.

TOTAL

POPULATION

DEATHS DURING YEAR 1853.

MALE.

FEMALE. OF EACH PLACE.

IN THE

COLONY.

OUT OF THE COLONY.

TOTAL

MORTALITY.

City of Victoria,

14,045 2,866

1,316

1,260

19,487

106

Aberdeen and Vicinity,

Hongkong,

Ka-su-wan and Ka-su-wan,

Hoong-heong-loo,

Pok-foo-lum,

Sai-wan,

749

130

71

30

980

10

70

50

37

26

183

30

5

20

10

65

60

6

4

3

73

32

24

13

66

49

39

24

22

134

2

Sei-ing-poon,

43

>

21

13

80

'Shek-'o,

143

42

36

29

250

Sheak-tong-tsui,

271

3

284

Show-kewan,

215

25

40

17

297

Soo-koan-poo,

659

137

53

39

888.

26

Stanley,

623

165

76

44

908

15

Tsut-chee-moy,

54

15

6

7

82

Ty-tam-took and Ty-tam,

49

30

25

12

116

Wong-ma-kok,

12

8

2

5

27

Wong-nee-choong,

106

94

68

46

Wong-kok-tsui,

35

12

12

1

314

60

17,245

3,674

1,821

1,567

24,294

173

Bodies found exposed, Died in Jail, and Government Civil Hospital.

56

229

820

Do.

Do.

1,049

C. MAY,

Officiating Registrar General.

102

103

CLASSIFICATION AND NUMBER OF HOUSES, SHOPS, &c. IN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG.

EUROPEAN.

VICTORIA. VILLAGES.

TOTAL.

Public offices, Barracks, Guard-rooms, Police Stations and

57

14

71

other Government Buildings,

Churches and Chapels,

7

2

9

Mosques, Chinese Temples &c.,

3

7

10

Merchants' Houses, and first class Buildings, assessed at and

81

2

83

above $500 per annum value, (occupied,)

Shops and Private Dwellings, (occupied,)

305

305

Houses untenanted,

11

2

13

Total,

464

27

491

CHINESE.

VICTORIA. VILLAGES.

TOTAL.

Bakers,

Bamboo Workers,

Barbers,

Bathing Houses,

Bird Sellers,

9

1

10

11

3

14

32

20

52

2

2

A

Bean curd Sellers,

7

4

11

2

2

Black Smiths,

19

7

26

Boat Builders' Shéds,

20

11

31

Braziers and Copper Smiths,

25

3.

28

Brothels,

84

2

86

Brokers, General Agents and Fokien Traders,

6

1

7

Butchers and Slaughterers,

13

1

14

Carpenters,

57

13

70

Chandlers,

162

78

240

Coal Dealers,

1

1

"

Caulkers,

6

1

7

Confectioners,

16

2

18

Cow and Bullock Sheds,

7

3

10

Compradores,

11

""

11

Clothiers, .

Crockery and porcelain Ware,

Dairy Shops, .

1

1

""

26

20

46

30

26

Drapers,

30

11

41

Druggists,

Doctors.

Eating Houses,

Embroiderers,

Families,

18

11

29

8

2

10

103

Farmers,

Fishermen,

Fishmongers (Salt and fresh,)

Foreign Goods and Wares,

Fruiterers,

Firewood dealers,

Gardeners,

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2

14

2

"

122

225

140

142

32

32

18

60

2

50

12

44

3

12

3

1

4

Grass Cutters,

Gold and Silver Smiths and Watchmakers,

Green Grocers,

Grocers and Tea Dealers,

17

10

19

Gunpowder Manufactories,

Gun Foundries,

Hat and Cap Makers,

Joss and Josspaper dealers and Carvers,

Ivory Carvers,

Labourers,

Lime Burners and Dealers,

93

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116

12

262

2

19

126

31

2

2

**

52

.5

3

16

A+

3

4

20

>>

20

113

12

Masons,

16

Mat and Mat Bag dealers,

5

Meeting Houses,

1

Money Changers and Shroffs, .

16

21

112

14

17

5

2

18

Carried forward,

1,056

683

1,739

104

Opium Shops

Oar dealers,

Old Iron and Rags dealers,

Painters (House,)

Pawn brokers,

·

Portrait and Landscape Painters,

Pilots' Houses, .

Poulterers,

Pig Dealers,

Preserved fruits Manufacturers,

Priests,

Quilt (cotton) Manufactories,

Rattan Workers,

Rope and Sailmakers,

Salt Boilers,

CHINESE.

VICTORIA. VILLAGES.

TOTAL.

Brought forward,

1,056

683

1,739

15

4

19

5

6

11

12

1

13

12

12

39

9

9

8

8

"

1

i

16

1

17

11

247 ∞ <

2

215 —

13

3

7

11

7

3

4

1

8

3

Salt Dealers,

1981

12

6

6

1

Sedan chairs to hire,.

School Houses,

946

4

7

13

Shoe Makers,

Sheep Dealers,

18

18

23

2

2

Slop Shops,

6

6

Stationers,

Stone Cutters,

8

12

* Q

20

Tanners,

2

2

Tailors (for Europeans,)

26

26

""

(for Chinese,)

30

6

36

Tepos' Houses, .

3

11

14

Tobacconists,

7

1

8

Tile and Brick Dealers,

4

1

5

Tin Mongers,

5

1

6

Umbrella Makers,

4

4

Undertakers,,

2

Vacant Shops,

116

125

Water Sellers,

2

Washermen's Houses,

Wood Sellers,

Trades not Specified,

28

11

30

Houses newly built, or building,

28

1116 CON 50 10 2

وو

3

241

8

30

3

14

5

35

2

30

1,512

904

2,416

TH

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 4 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

HE Next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT THE NEXT SITTINGY JURISDICTION will be held on Friday, the 7th day of April, 1854, at 12 o'clock noon.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE GENERAL GANGES

T be closed at NORLOCK MAIL by one will April, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours

of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

31th March, 1854.

C. MAY,

Officiating Registrar General.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

TH

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship GANGES, Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday the 11th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents

the Packages for the Overland Route is rend value of Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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Opium Shops

Oar dealers,

Old Iron and Rags dealers,

Painters (House,)

Pawn brokers,

·

Portrait and Landscape Painters,

Pilots' Houses, .

Poulterers,

Pig Dealers,

Preserved fruits Manufacturers,

Priests,

Quilt (cotton) Manufactories,

Rattan Workers,

Rope and Sailmakers,

Salt Boilers,

CHINESE.

VICTORIA. VILLAGES.

TOTAL.

Brought forward,

1,056

683

1,739

15

4

19

5

6

11

12

1

13

12

12

39

9

9

8

8

"

1

i

16

1

17

11

247 ∞ <

2

215 —

13

3

7

11

7

3

4

1

8

3

Salt Dealers,

1981

12

6

6

1

Sedan chairs to hire,.

School Houses,

946

4

7

13

Shoe Makers,

Sheep Dealers,

18

18

23

2

2

Slop Shops,

6

6

Stationers,

Stone Cutters,

8

12

* Q

20

Tanners,

2

2

Tailors (for Europeans,)

26

26

""

(for Chinese,)

30

6

36

Tepos' Houses, .

3

11

14

Tobacconists,

7

1

8

Tile and Brick Dealers,

4

1

5

Tin Mongers,

5

1

6

Umbrella Makers,

4

4

Undertakers,,

2

Vacant Shops,

116

125

Water Sellers,

2

Washermen's Houses,

Wood Sellers,

Trades not Specified,

28

11

30

Houses newly built, or building,

28

1116 CON 50 10 2

وو

3

241

8

30

3

14

5

35

2

30

1,512

904

2,416

TH

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 4 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

HE Next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT THE NEXT SITTINGY JURISDICTION will be held on Friday, the 7th day of April, 1854, at 12 o'clock noon.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE GENERAL GANGES

T be closed at NORLOCK MAIL by one will April, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours

of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

31th March, 1854.

C. MAY,

Officiating Registrar General.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

TH

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship GANGES, Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday the 11th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents

the Packages for the Overland Route is rend value of Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

:

No. 29.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

DROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant,

--Notice is hereby given, that the GAZETTE, this day established, be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Publie Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

7th April, 1854.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st March, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued...

.$96,291*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND, * Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st April, 1854.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie shown accorded in amonnt with the terms of the Charter.

7th April, 1854.

NOTICE.

(Signed,)

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th March, 1854,

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

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IMPORT OF OPIUM BY THE P. & O. S. N. COMPANY'S STEAMERS DURING THE YEARS

1852.

15,747 Chests.

1852 AND 1853.

1853.

36,499 Chests.

IMPORT OF TREASURE BY THE P. & O. S. N. COMPANY'S STEAMERS During the Years

1852.

Value in dolllars.

116,311.

1852 AND 1853.

1853.

Value in dollars.

10,776,085.

EXPORT OF TREASURE BY THE P. & O. S. N. COMPANY'S STEAMERS DURING THE YEARS

1852.

Value in dollars.

6,074,845.

1852 AND 1853.

1853.

Value in dollars.

2,331,931.

E. R. MICHELL, Acting Harbour Master.

Victoria, Hongkong, 20th February, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 4 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

TH

HE next GENERAL MAILS by GANGES will be closed at 6 o'clock P. M. on Monday the 10th April, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours

of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

31th March, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

TH

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship GANGES, Captain BAKER,

with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday the 11th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 1st April, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 30.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

ПHE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honorable John Walter Hulme, Esq., Chief Justice of Hongkong, having proceeded to England for the benefit of his health, His Excellency Sir Samuel George Bonham, Baronet, K. C. B., Governor and Commander-in-Chief, is pleased to make the following appointments, subject to Her Majesty's approval:--

The Honorable Paul Ivy Sterling, Esq., Her Majesty's Attorney-General at Hongkong, to be Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

William Thomas Bridges, Barrister-at Law, of the Middle Temple, to be Acting Attorney-General.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 12th April, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL. D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, having this day taken the usual Oaths in Council and assumed the duties of this Government, is pleased to direct that the following Commissions from Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN be published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 13th April, 1854.

LETTERS PATENT under the Great Seal appointing SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL. D., to be Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies. VICTORIA, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the faith, To Our trusty and well beloved JOHN BOWRING, Esquire, Chief Superintendent of the Trade of Our Subjects, trading to and from the Dominions of the Emperor of China, Greeting. Whereas, by certain Letters Patent, under the Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, bearing date at Westminster, the fifth day of April, One thousand eight hundred and forty three, in the sixth Year of Our Reign, We did make provision for the Government of Our Colony of Hongkong, and of its Dependencies, as upon reference being thereunto had, will more fully, and at large appear. And Whereas We did by certain other Letters Patent, under the Great

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Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, also bearing date at Westminster the fifteenth day of December One thousand eight hundred and forty seven, in the eleventh year of Our Reign, constitute and appoint, Our trusty and well beloved SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Esquire, now Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Chief Superintendent of the Trade of Our Subjects, trading to and from the Dominions of the Emperor of China, to be Governor and Commander-in-Chief, in and over Our said Colony of Hongkong, and of its Dependencies, for and during Our Royal Pleasure. NOW KNOW YOU, that We have revoked and determined, and by these presents, Do revoke and determine, the said last recited Letters Patent, and every clause article and thing therein contained. And further know that

you, We reposing especial trust and confidence in the prudence, courage and loyalty, of you the said JOHN BOWRING, of Our especial grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, Have thought fit to constitute and appoint, and do hereby constitute and appoint you the said JOHN BOWRING to be the Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over Our said Colony of Hongkong and of its Dependencies, and of all forts and garrisons, erected and established within the said Colony for and during Our pleasure. And We do hereby require and Command you the said JOHN BOWRING to do and execnte all things that shall belong to your said Command and the trust We have reposed in you, according to the several powers and directions granted to or appointed to the Governor of Our said. Colony of Hongkong and of its Dependencies in and by the said first recited Letters Patent of the fifth of April, One thousand eight hundred and forty three, and the instructions under Our Signet and Sign Manual accompanying the same or according to such further powers, instructions and authorities, as shall from time to time and at any time thereafter be granted or appointed you, under Our Signet and Sign Manual, or by Our Order in Our Privy Council, or by Us through one of Our principal Secretaries of State. And We do hereby require and Command, all Officers and Ministers, Civil and Military, and all other the inhabitants of Our said Colony of Hongkong and of its Dependencies, to be obedient aiding and assisting to you the said JOHN BOWRING in the execution of this Our Commission, and of the powers and authorities herein contained. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent. Witness Ourself at Westminster, the eleventh day of January in the seventeenth year of Our Reign.

By Warrant under the Queen's Sign Manual.

C. ROMILLY.

LETTERS PATENT appointing SIR JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., to be Vice-Admiral

of the Island of Hongkong.

VICTORIA, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith,-To Our well beloved JOHN BOWRING, Esquire, Governor and Commander-in- Chief in and over Our Island of Hongkong, and in the event of your absence, the Officer administer- ing the Government of our said Island for the time being, Greeting: We, confiding very much in your Care, Fidelity, and Circumspection in this behalf, do by these presents, which are to continue during Our pleasure only, ordain, constitute, and depute you, the said JOHN BOWRING, Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief aforesaid, or in the event of your absence, the Officer administering the Government of Our said Island for the time being, Our Vice-Admiral, Commissary, and Deputy in the Office of Vice-Admiralty in Our said Island of Hongkong aforesaid, and Territories thereon de.. pending, and in the Maritime parts of the same and thereto adjoining whatsoever, with power of tak- ing and receiving all and every the Fees, Profits, Advantages, Emoluments, Commodities, and Ap- purtenances whatsoever due and belonging to the said Office of Vice-Admiral, Commissary, and Deputy in Our said Island of Hongkong, and Territories dependant thereon, and Maritime parts of the same and adjoining to them whatsoever, according to the Ordinances and Statutes of Our High Court of Admiralty of England: And We do hereby commit and grant unto you, the aforesaid JOHN BOWRING, Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief aforesaid, or in the event of your absence, the Officer administering the Government of Our said Island, for the time being, Our Power and Authority in and throughout Our Island of Hongkong aforesaid, and Territories thereof, and Maritime parts whatsoever adjacent thereto, and also throughout all and every the Sea Shores, Public Streams, Ports, Fresh Waters, Rivers, Creeks, and Arms as well of the Sea as of the Rivers and Coasts what- soever of Our said Island of Hongkong, and Territories dependant thereon, and Maritime parts of the same, and thereto adjacent, as well within Liberties and Franchises as without, To take cognizance of and proceed in all Causes, Civil and Maritime, and in complaints, Contracts, Offences, or Suspected Offences, Crimes, Pleas, Debts, Exchanges, Accounts, Charter Parties, Agreements, Suits, Trespas- ses, Injuries, Extortions, and Demands, and Businesses Civil and Maritime whatsoever, commenced or to be commenced, between Merchants, or between owners and Proprietors of Ships and other Ves- fels, and Merchants or others whomsoever, with such Owners and Proprietors of Ships, and all other Vessels whatsoever employed or used within the Maritime Jurisdiction of Our Vice-Admiralty of Our said Island of Hongkong, and Territories depending on the same, or between any other Persons whomsoever, had, made, began, or contracted for any Matter, Thing, Cause, or Business whatsoever, done or to be done within Our Maritime Jurisdiction aforesaid, together with all and singular their Incidents, Emergencies, Dependencies, annexed and connexed causes whatsoever. wheresoever, or howsoever, and such Causes, Complaints, Contracts, and other the premises above said, or any of them, which may happen to arise, be contracted, had, or done, To hear and determine according to the Rights, Statutes, Laws, Ordinances, and Customs, anciently observed. And Moreover, in all and singular Complaints, Contracts, Agreements, Causes, and Businesses, Civil aud Maritime, to be per- formed beyond the Sea, or contracted there, howsoever arising or happening, and also in all and sin- gular other Causes and Matters which in any manner whatsoever touch, or any way concern, or an- ciently have or do or ought to belong unto the Maritime Jurisdiction of Our aforesaid Vice-Admiral-

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ty of Our said Island of Hongkong and Territories thereon depending, and Maritime Parts thereof, and to the same adjoining whatsoever, and generally in all and singular other Causes, Suits, Crimes, 'Of- fences, Excesses, Injuries, Complaints, Misdemeanors, Trespasses, Regratings, Forestallings, and Maritime Businesses whatsoever, throughout the places aforesaid, within the Maritime Jurisdiction of Our Vice-Admiralty of Our Island of Hongkong and Territories thereon depending, by Sea or Water, or the Banks or Shores of the same, howsoever done, committed, perpetrated, or happening, and also to enquire, by the Oaths of honest and lawful Men of Our said Island of Hongkong, and Territories depending thereon, and Maritime parts of the same and adjoining to them whatsoever, dwelling both within Liberties and Franchises and without, as well of all and singular other matters and things which of right, and by the Statutes, Laws, Ordinances, and Customs anciently observed, were wont and ought to be enquired after, as of Wreck of the Sea, and of all and singular the Goods and Chattels of whatsoever Traitors, Pirates, Man Slayers, and Felons, howsoever offending, within the Maritime Jurisdiction of Our Vice-Admiralty of Our Island of Hongkong aforementioned and Territories thereunto belonging, and of the Goods, Chattels, and Debts of all and singular their Maintainers, Accessaries, Counsellors, Abettors, or Assistants whomsoever, and also of the Goods, Debts, and Chattels of whatsoever Person or Persons, Felons of themselves, by what means or how- soever coming to their death within Our aforesaid Maritime Jurisdiction wheresoever, any such Goods, Debts, and Chattels, or any part thereof, by Sea, Water,,or Land, in Our said Island of Hongkong and Territories thereon dependant, and Maritime Parts of the same, and thereto adjacent whatsoever, as well within Liberties and Franchises as without, have been or shall be found forfeited or to be forfeited or in being; And Moreover as well of the Goods, Debts and Chattels, of whatsoever other Traitors, Felons, and Man Slayers, wheresoever offending, and of the Goods, Debts, and Chattels of their Maintainers, Accessaries, Counsellors, Abettors, or Assistants, as of the Goods, Debts, and Chattels of all Fugitives, Persons Convicted, Attainted, Condemned, Outlawed, or howsoever put or to be put in exigent for Treason, Felony, Manslaughter, or Murder, or any other Offence or Crime whatsoever, and also concerning Goods, Waving, Flotzen, Jetson, Lagon, Shares, and Treasures, found or to be found, Deodands, and of the Goods of all others whatsoever, taken or to be taken de- relict or by chance, found or to be found, or howsoever due or to be due, and of all other casualties, as well in, upon, or

the Sea and Shores, Creeks, and Coasts of the Sea or Maritime parts, as in, upon, or by all Fresh Waters, Ports, public Streams, Rivers. or Creeks, or Places overflowed whatso

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of ever within the ebbing and flowing of the Sea or High Water, or upon the Shores or Banks of the same, within Our Maritime Jurisdiction aforesaid, howsoever, wheresoever, or by what means so- ever, arising, happening, or proceeding, or wheresoever such Goods, Debts, and Chattels, or other the Premises, or any Parcel thereof, may or shall happen to be met with or found within Our Maritime Jurisdiction aforesaid; and also concerning Anchorage, Lastage, and Ballast of Ships, and of Fishes Royal, namely, Sturgeons, Whales, Porpoises, Dolphins, Riggs, and Grampasses, and generally of all other Fishes whatsoever, which are of a great or very large bulk or fatness, anciently by Right or Custom, or any way appertaining or belonging to Us, and to ask, require, levy, take. collect, receive, and obtain, and to the use of Us and the Office of Our high Admiral of Great Britain aforesaid for the time being, to keep and preserve the Wreck of the Sea, and the Goods, Debts, and Chattels, and all and singular other the premises, together with all and all manner of Fines, Mulcts, Issues, For- feitures, Amercements, Ransoms, and Recognizances whatsoever, forfeited or to be forfeited, and pecuniary Punishments for Trespasses, Crimes, Injuries, Extortions, Contempts, and other Misde- any Matter, meanors whatsoever, howsoever imposed or inflicted, or to be imposed or inflicted, for Cause, or Thing whatsoever, in Our said Island of Hongkong and Territories thereunto belonging, and Maritime parts of the same and thereto adjoining, in any Court of Our Admiralty there held or to be held, presented or to be presented, assessed, brought, forfeited, or adjudged, and also all Amerce- ments, Issues, Fines, Perquisites, Mulcts, and pecuniary Punishments whatsoever, and Forfeitures of all manner of Recognizances before you or your Lieutenant, Deputy or Deputies, in Our said Island of Hongkong and Territories thereunto belonging and Maritime parts of the same and thereto adjacent whatsoever, happening, or imposed or to be imposed or inflicted, or by any means assessed, presented, forfeited, or adjudged, or howsoever by reason of the premises due or to be due in that behalf to Us or Our Heirs and successors; and further to take all manner of Recognizances, Cautions, Obligations and Stipulations, as well to Our use, as at the instance of any parties for Agreements, or Debts, and other Cau- ses whatsoever, and to put the same in execution, and to cause and command them to be executed, and also to arrest, or cause,and command to be arrested, according to the Civil and Maritime Laws and ancient Customs of Our said Court, all Persons, Ships, Things, Goods, Wares, and Merchandises, for the premises and every of them, and for other causes whatsoever concerning the same, whereso- ever they shall be met with or found throughout Our said Island of Hongkong and Territories there- unto belonging and Maritime parts of the same and thereto adjoining, as well within Liberties and Franchises as without; And likewise for all other Agreements, Causes, or Debts, howsoever con- tracted or arising, so that the Goods or Persons of the Debtors may be found within Our Jurisdiction aforesaid, and to hear, examine, discuss, and finally determine the same, with their Emergencies, De- pendencies, Incidents, annexed and connexed Causes and Businesses whatsoever, together with all other Causes Civil and Maritime, and Complaints, Contracts, and all and every the respective premi- ses whatsoever above expressed, according to the Laws and Customs aforesaid, and by all other law- ful Ways, Means, and Methods according to the best of your skill and knowledge, and to compel all with power of manner of persons in that behalf, as the case shall require, to appear and to answer, using any temporal Coercion, and of inflicting any other Penalty or Mulct according to the Laws and Customs aforesaid, and to do and minister Justice according to the right order and course of the Law summarily and plainly, looking only into the truth of the fact, and to fine, correct, punish, chas. tise, and reform, and imprison, and cause and command to be imprisoned in any Gaols being within Our Island of Hongkong aforesaid, and Territories thereunto belonging, the parties guilty, and the contemn-

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ers of the Law and Jurisdiction of Our Admiralty aforesaid, and Violaters, Usurpers, Delinquents, and Contumacious Absenters, Masters of Ships, Mariners, Rowers, Fishermen, Shipwrights, and other Work- men and Artificers whatsoever, exercising any kind of Maritime Affairs, according to the Rights, Stat- utes, Laws, Ordinances, and Customs anciently observed; and to deliver and absolutely discharge, and cause and command to be discharged, whatsoever Persons imprisoned in such Cases who are to be deliver- ed; and to preserve, and cause to be preserved the public Streams, Ports, Rivers, Fresh Waters, and Creeks whatsoever within our Maritime Jurisdiction aforesaid, in what Place soever they be in Our said Island of Hongkong, and Territories thereunto belonging, and Maritime parts of the same, and thereto adjacent whatsoever, as well for the preservation of Our Navy Royal, and of the Fleets and Vessels of Our said United Kingdom and Dominions aforesaid, as of whatsoever Fishes increasing in the Rivers and Places aforesaid; and also to keep, and cause to be executed, and kept in our said Island of Hongkong, and Territories thereunto belonging, and Maritime parts thereof, and thereto ad- jacent whatsoever, the Rights, Statutes, Laws, Ordinances, and Customs anciently observed, and to do, exercise, expedite, and execute all and singular other things in the premises, and every of them, as they by Right and according to the Laws and Statutes, Ordinances and Customs aforesaid should be done; And Moreover to reform Nets too close, and other unlawful Engines or Instruments whatso- ever for the catching of Fishes wheresoever, by Sea, or public Streams, Ports Rivers, Fresh Waters, or Creeks whatsoever throughout Our Island of Hongkong aforesaid, and Territories dependant there- on, and Maritime parts of the same and thereto adjacent, used or excrcised by Water within Our Maritime Jurisdiction aforesaid wheresoever; and to punish and correct the Exercisers and Occupiers thereof according to the Statutes, Laws, Ordinances, and Customs aforesaid; and to pronounce, pro- mulge, and interpose all manner of Sentences, and Decrees, and to put the same in execution with Cognizance, and Jurisdiction of whatsoever other Causes Civil and Maritime, which relate to the Sea, or which any manner of ways respect or concern the Sea, or Passage over the same, or Naval, or Maritime Voyages, or Our said Maritime Jurisdiction, or the Places or Limits of Our said Admiralty, and Cognizance aforementioned, and all other things done or to be done, with power also to proceed in the same, according to the Statutes, Laws, Ordinances, and Customs aforesaid anciently used, as well of mere Office, mixed or promoted, as at the instance of any party, as the Case shall require and seem convenient. And likewise with cognizance and decision of Wreck of the Sea, great or small, and of the death, drowning, and view of Dead Bodies of all Persons, howsoever killed, or drowned, or murdered, or which shall happen to be killed or drowned or murdered by any other means come to their death in the Sea, or Public Streams, Ports, Fresh Waters, or Creeks whatsoever within the flowing of the Sea and High Water mark, throughout Our aforesaid Island of Hongkong, and Territories thereunto belonging, and Maritime parts of the same and thereto adjacent, or elsewhere within Our Maritime Jurisdiction aforesaid, together with the Cognizance of Mayhem in the aforesaid 'Places, within Our Maritime Jurisdiction aforesaid, and flowing of the Sea and Water there happening, with Power also of punishing all Delinquents in that kind according to the Exigencies of the Law, and Customs aforesaid, and to do, exercise, expedite, and execute all and singular other things which in and about the Premises only shall be necessary, or thought meet according to the Rights, Statutes, Laws, Ordinances, and Customs afore- said, with power of deputing and surrogating in your place for the premises One or More Deputy or Deputies, as often as you shall think fit, and also with power from time to time of naming, appointing, ordaining, assigning, making, and constituting whatsoever other necessary fit and convenient Officers and Ministers under you for the said Office and execution thereof in Our said Island of Hongkong, and Territories thereunto belonging, and Maritime Parts of the same and thereto adjacent whatsoever, (saving always the Right of Our High Court of Admiralty of England, and also of the Judge and Registrar of the said Court, from whom, or either of them, it is not our intention in any thing to de- rogate by these presents; and saving to every one who shall be wronged or aggrieved by any defini- tive Sentence, or Interlocutory Decree, which shall be given in the Vice-Admiralty Court of Our Island of Hongkong aforesaid, and Territories thereunto belonging, the Right of Appealing to Us in Council :) Provided Nevertheless, and under this express Condition, that if you the aforesaid JOHN BOWRING, Governor and Commander-in-Chief aforesaid, and in event of your absence the Officer ad- ministering the Government of Our said Island for the time being, shall not yearly, to wit, at the end of every year between the Feasts of Saint Michael the Archangel and all Saints, duly certify, and cause to be effectually certified (if you shall be thereunto required) to Us, and our Lieutenant-Official, Principal, and Commissary-General and Special, and Judge and President of Our High Court of Our Admiralty of England aforesaid, All that which from time to time by virtue of these presents you shall do, execute, collect, or receive in the premises or any of them, together with your full, and faith- ful Account thereupon, to be made in an Authentic form and sealed with the Seal of Our Office re- maining in your Custody, that from thence, and after default therein, these Our Letters Patent of the Office of Vice-Admiral aforesaid as above, granted shall be null and void, and of no Force or Effect: Further, We do in Our Name Command all and singular Our Governors, Justices, Mayors, Sheriffs, Captains, Marshals, Bailiffs, Keepers of all Our Gaols and prisons, Constables, and all other Our Officers, and Faithful and Liege Subjects whatsoever, aud every of them, as well within Liber- ties and Franchises as without, that in aud about the execution of the Premises and every of them, they be aiding, favouring, and assisting, and yield obedience in all things as is fitting to you the said JOHN BOWRING, Our Governor, and Commander-in-Chief of Our Island of Hongkong, or in the event of your absence, the Officer Administering the Government of Our said Island for the time being, and to your Deputy whomsoever, and to all other Officers (by you appointed, or to be appointed) of Our said Vice-Admiralty in Our Island of Hongkong aforesaid, and Territories thereunto belonging, and Maritime Parts of the same, and thereto adjoining, under pain of the Law and the Peril which fall thereon.-Given at London in the High Court of Our Admiralty of England aforesaid, under the

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Great Seal thereof, the Twelfth day of January, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-four, and of Our Reign the Seventeenth.

H. C. ROTHERY, Registrar. Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, Chief Superin- tendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, is pleased to direct that the fol- lowing Commissions from Her Most Gracious Majesty THE QUEEN be published for general infor-

mation.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong, 13th April, 1854.

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H.B.M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

COMMISSION.-Chief Superintendent under Signet and Sign Manual, Dated 24th December, 1853. VICTORIA R.

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VICTORIA by the Grace of God, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the faith, &c. To all and singular to whom these presents shall come, Greeting! Whereas, by a certain act of Parliament, passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the third and fourth year of the Reign of His late Majesty, King William the Fourth, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Trade to China and India," it was amongst other things enacted, that it should and might be lawful for Us, by any Commission or Commissions, or Warrant or Warrants, under our Royal Sign Manual, to appoint not exceeding three of Our Subjects to be Superintendents of the Trade of Our Subjects to and from the dominions of the Emperor of China, for the purpose of protecting and pro- moting such Trade; and Whereas by a certain other Act of Parliament passed in the Session of Parliament, holden in the sixth and seventh years of Our Reign, intituled An Act for the better Government of Her Majesty's Subjects resorting to China," it is amongst other things enacted, that it shall be lawful for Us, by any Commission or Warrant, under Our Royal Sign Manual, to make such provision as to Us may seem fit, for the temporary exercise of the duties of Chief Super- intendent of the Trade of Our Subjects to and from China, in the event of a vacancy occurring in that Office by death, resignation, or'otherwise; and Whereas in pursuance and in exercise of the Powers in Us vested, in and by the recited Acts, We, on the twenty-seventh day of November, One thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, by a Warrant under Our Sign Manual of that date, did appoint SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Esquire, to be Chief Superintendent of the Trade of Our Subjects to and from the Dominions of the Emperor of China, and did make such provision, as to Us seemed fit, for the tem- porary exercise of the duties of the said Chief Superintendent, in the event of a vacancy occurring in that Office, by the death, or resignation, of the said SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Esquire, or otherwise. Now KNOW YE, that We have revoked, and do hereby revoke the said recited warrant of the twenty- seventh day of November, One thousand eight hundred and forty seven, and, We, in further pursuance and execution of the Powers and Authorities, in Us vested by the said recited Acts of Parliament, or otherwise, do by this Our Commission or Warrant, under Our Royal Sign Manual, constitute and appoint Our Trusty and Well beloved, JoHN BOWRING, Esquire, now Our Consul at Canton, to be Chief Superintendent of the Trade of Our Subjects to and from the Dominions of the Emperor of China, for the purpose of protecting and promoting such Trade. And We do declare and grant, that the said John Bowring, Esquire, shall hold the said office during the pleasure of Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, and no longer; and We do hereby strictly charge and require the said JOHN Bowring, Esquire, in the execution of this Our Commission to conform to and observe all such Rules and Re- gulations as are or shall be given to him for his guidance, under Our Royal Sign Manual, or in such instructions as shall from time to time be given to him in Our Privy Council, or by Us through one of Our Principal Secretaries of State. And We do in pursuance and exercise of the Powers aforesaid, further direct and appoint that in the event of a vacancy occuring in the Office of Chief Superin- tendent as aforesaid, by the death or resignation of him the said JOHN BOWRING, Esquire, or otherwise, the person who shall be administering the Government of the Island of Hongkong shall in such case assume and hold the Office of Chief Superintendent, and exercise all the Powers and Duties thereof, until such time as any person appointed by Us to hold the said Office, shall arrive in Hongkong, and le shall undertake the Duties of the said Office. And We do further direct, that this Our Commission shall take effect from and after the arrival of him the said John Bowring, Esquire in the Island of

the Hongkong, and not before. Given at Our Court at Saint James's, the twenty-fourth day of Decem- ber, one thousand eight hundred and fifty three;-in the seventeenth Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,

CLARENDON.

COMMISSION.-Legislative Powers under the Great Seal, Dated 24th December, 1853.

VICTORIA R.

VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith &c., &c., &c. To all and singular to whom these presents shall come, Greeting! Whereas, by a certain Act of Parliament passed in the seventh year of Our Reign entituled, "An Act for the better Government of Her Majesty's Subjects resorting to China," it is. amongst other things enacted, that it shall be lawful for Us, by any Commission or Commissions under the Great Seal of Our United Kingdom, or by any instructions under Our Signet and Sign

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Great Seal thereof, the Twelfth day of January, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-four, and of Our Reign the Seventeenth.

H. C. ROTHERY, Registrar. Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Knight, LL.D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, Chief Superin- tendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, is pleased to direct that the fol- lowing Commissions from Her Most Gracious Majesty THE QUEEN be published for general infor-

mation.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong, 13th April, 1854.

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H.B.M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

COMMISSION.-Chief Superintendent under Signet and Sign Manual, Dated 24th December, 1853. VICTORIA R.

(L.S.)

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VICTORIA by the Grace of God, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the faith, &c. To all and singular to whom these presents shall come, Greeting! Whereas, by a certain act of Parliament, passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the third and fourth year of the Reign of His late Majesty, King William the Fourth, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Trade to China and India," it was amongst other things enacted, that it should and might be lawful for Us, by any Commission or Commissions, or Warrant or Warrants, under our Royal Sign Manual, to appoint not exceeding three of Our Subjects to be Superintendents of the Trade of Our Subjects to and from the dominions of the Emperor of China, for the purpose of protecting and pro- moting such Trade; and Whereas by a certain other Act of Parliament passed in the Session of Parliament, holden in the sixth and seventh years of Our Reign, intituled An Act for the better Government of Her Majesty's Subjects resorting to China," it is amongst other things enacted, that it shall be lawful for Us, by any Commission or Warrant, under Our Royal Sign Manual, to make such provision as to Us may seem fit, for the temporary exercise of the duties of Chief Super- intendent of the Trade of Our Subjects to and from China, in the event of a vacancy occurring in that Office by death, resignation, or'otherwise; and Whereas in pursuance and in exercise of the Powers in Us vested, in and by the recited Acts, We, on the twenty-seventh day of November, One thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, by a Warrant under Our Sign Manual of that date, did appoint SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Esquire, to be Chief Superintendent of the Trade of Our Subjects to and from the Dominions of the Emperor of China, and did make such provision, as to Us seemed fit, for the tem- porary exercise of the duties of the said Chief Superintendent, in the event of a vacancy occurring in that Office, by the death, or resignation, of the said SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Esquire, or otherwise. Now KNOW YE, that We have revoked, and do hereby revoke the said recited warrant of the twenty- seventh day of November, One thousand eight hundred and forty seven, and, We, in further pursuance and execution of the Powers and Authorities, in Us vested by the said recited Acts of Parliament, or otherwise, do by this Our Commission or Warrant, under Our Royal Sign Manual, constitute and appoint Our Trusty and Well beloved, JoHN BOWRING, Esquire, now Our Consul at Canton, to be Chief Superintendent of the Trade of Our Subjects to and from the Dominions of the Emperor of China, for the purpose of protecting and promoting such Trade. And We do declare and grant, that the said John Bowring, Esquire, shall hold the said office during the pleasure of Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, and no longer; and We do hereby strictly charge and require the said JOHN Bowring, Esquire, in the execution of this Our Commission to conform to and observe all such Rules and Re- gulations as are or shall be given to him for his guidance, under Our Royal Sign Manual, or in such instructions as shall from time to time be given to him in Our Privy Council, or by Us through one of Our Principal Secretaries of State. And We do in pursuance and exercise of the Powers aforesaid, further direct and appoint that in the event of a vacancy occuring in the Office of Chief Superin- tendent as aforesaid, by the death or resignation of him the said JOHN BOWRING, Esquire, or otherwise, the person who shall be administering the Government of the Island of Hongkong shall in such case assume and hold the Office of Chief Superintendent, and exercise all the Powers and Duties thereof, until such time as any person appointed by Us to hold the said Office, shall arrive in Hongkong, and le shall undertake the Duties of the said Office. And We do further direct, that this Our Commission shall take effect from and after the arrival of him the said John Bowring, Esquire in the Island of

the Hongkong, and not before. Given at Our Court at Saint James's, the twenty-fourth day of Decem- ber, one thousand eight hundred and fifty three;-in the seventeenth Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,

CLARENDON.

COMMISSION.-Legislative Powers under the Great Seal, Dated 24th December, 1853.

VICTORIA R.

VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith &c., &c., &c. To all and singular to whom these presents shall come, Greeting! Whereas, by a certain Act of Parliament passed in the seventh year of Our Reign entituled, "An Act for the better Government of Her Majesty's Subjects resorting to China," it is. amongst other things enacted, that it shall be lawful for Us, by any Commission or Commissions under the Great Seal of Our United Kingdom, or by any instructions under Our Signet and Sign

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Manual, accompanying and referred to in any such Commission or Commissions, to authorize the Superintendent of the Trade of Our Subjects in China (so long as such Superintendent shall be also the Governor of the Island of Hongkong) to enact with the advice of the Legislative Council of the said Island of Hongkong all such Laws and Ordinances as may from time to time be required for the peace, order, and good Government of Our Subjects, being within the Dominions of the Emperor of China, or being within any ship or vessel at a distance of not more than one hundred miles from the Coast of China, and to enforce the execution of such Laws and Ordinances by such penalties and forfeitures as to him, with the advice aforesaid, shall seem fit, and that it shall also be lawful for Us, by any such Commission or Commissions or Instructions as aforesaid, to impose upon the exercise of the before mentioned Legislative Authority, all such conditions and limitations as We shall see fit to Prescribe. Now KNOW YE, that in pursuance and exercise of the power and authority so vested in Us as aforesaid by the said Act, We have authorized and do hereby authorize Our Trusty and Well Beloved JOHN BOWRING Esquire, whom, by a Commission bearing the same date with these presents, We have appointed Superintendent of the Trade of Our Subjects in China, or the Superintendent for the time being of the Trade of Our Subjects in China, (so long as the said JOHN BOWRING Esquire, or such Superintendent for the time being, shall be also the Governor of the said Island of Hongkong,) to enact, with the advice of the Legislative Council of the said Island of Hongkong, all such Laws and Ordinances as may from time to time be required for the peace, order, and good Government of Our Subjects, being within the Dominions of the Emperor of China, or being within any ship or vessel at a distance of not more than one hundred miles from the Coast of China, and to enforce the execution of such Laws and Ordinances by such penalties and forfeitures as to such Superintendent aforesaid, by the advice aforesaid, shall seem fit,-and We do hereby, in further exercise of the Power and Authority vested in Us by the said Act, impose upon the exercise of the before mentioned Legislative Authority the following conditions and limitations, that is to say, that such Superintendent as aforesaid in the exercise of the Powers and Authorities hereby conferred upon him shall (until further Order be made by Us therein by any Commission under the Great Seal of Our United Kingdon,) observe and be guided by the Instructions under Our Signet and Sign Manual, dated the sixth day of April, One thousand eight hundred and forty three, which accom. panied certain Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Our United Kingdom, bearing date the fifth day of April, One thousand eight hundred and forty three, and making provision for the Government of Our Colony of Hongkong, and by any further Instructions under Our Signet and Sign Manual which have been, or which may be issued by Us in that behalf; so far as any such Instructions are be applicable to the case of the Powers and Authorities hereby conferred upon such Superin- tendent as aforesaid, and so far only as such Instructions are or may be compatible with the pro- visions of the Act of Parliament above mentioned. IN WITNESS whereof, We have caused the Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to be affixed to these Presents, which We have Signed with Our Royal Hand.

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Given at Our Court at Windsor Castle, the Twenty-fourth day of December, in the year of Our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and fifty three, and in the seventeenth year of Our Reign.

JOHN BOWRING.

PROCLAMATION.

BY His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL. D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine having been graciously nominated by Her Majesty to be Lieutenant-Governor of the Island of Hongkong, the annexed Copy of a Commission under Her Majesty's Signet and Sign Manual is hereby proclaimed and published for the general information and guidance of all Her Majesty's Subjects and others whom it may concern.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 13th day of April, 1854.

(L. S.)

VICTORIA R.

VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ìreland, Queen, Defender of the Faith. To Our Trusty and Well beloved WILLIAM CAINE, Esquire, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in Our Army, Greeting. We, reposing especial trust and confidence in your loyalty, integrity, and ability, do by these presents constitute and appoint you to be Our Lieutenant- Governor of Our Island of Hongkong; to have, hold, exercise, and enjoy the said place and office during Our Pleasure, with all the rights, privileges, profits, perquisites, and advantages to the same belonging or appertaining. And further, in case of the death, or during the absence of Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Our said Island of Hongkong, now and for the time being, We do hereby authorize and require you to exercise and perform all and singular the powers and directions contained in Our Commission to Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief for the time being, according to such Instructions as he hath already received from Us, and such further Orders and Instructions as he or you shall hereafter receive from Us.--And We do hereby

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Manual, accompanying and referred to in any such Commission or Commissions, to authorize the Superintendent of the Trade of Our Subjects in China (so long as such Superintendent shall be also the Governor of the Island of Hongkong) to enact with the advice of the Legislative Council of the said Island of Hongkong all such Laws and Ordinances as may from time to time be required for the peace, order, and good Government of Our Subjects, being within the Dominions of the Emperor of China, or being within any ship or vessel at a distance of not more than one hundred miles from the Coast of China, and to enforce the execution of such Laws and Ordinances by such penalties and forfeitures as to him, with the advice aforesaid, shall seem fit, and that it shall also be lawful for Us, by any such Commission or Commissions or Instructions as aforesaid, to impose upon the exercise of the before mentioned Legislative Authority, all such conditions and limitations as We shall see fit to Prescribe. Now KNOW YE, that in pursuance and exercise of the power and authority so vested in Us as aforesaid by the said Act, We have authorized and do hereby authorize Our Trusty and Well Beloved JOHN BOWRING Esquire, whom, by a Commission bearing the same date with these presents, We have appointed Superintendent of the Trade of Our Subjects in China, or the Superintendent for the time being of the Trade of Our Subjects in China, (so long as the said JOHN BOWRING Esquire, or such Superintendent for the time being, shall be also the Governor of the said Island of Hongkong,) to enact, with the advice of the Legislative Council of the said Island of Hongkong, all such Laws and Ordinances as may from time to time be required for the peace, order, and good Government of Our Subjects, being within the Dominions of the Emperor of China, or being within any ship or vessel at a distance of not more than one hundred miles from the Coast of China, and to enforce the execution of such Laws and Ordinances by such penalties and forfeitures as to such Superintendent aforesaid, by the advice aforesaid, shall seem fit,-and We do hereby, in further exercise of the Power and Authority vested in Us by the said Act, impose upon the exercise of the before mentioned Legislative Authority the following conditions and limitations, that is to say, that such Superintendent as aforesaid in the exercise of the Powers and Authorities hereby conferred upon him shall (until further Order be made by Us therein by any Commission under the Great Seal of Our United Kingdon,) observe and be guided by the Instructions under Our Signet and Sign Manual, dated the sixth day of April, One thousand eight hundred and forty three, which accom. panied certain Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Our United Kingdom, bearing date the fifth day of April, One thousand eight hundred and forty three, and making provision for the Government of Our Colony of Hongkong, and by any further Instructions under Our Signet and Sign Manual which have been, or which may be issued by Us in that behalf; so far as any such Instructions are be applicable to the case of the Powers and Authorities hereby conferred upon such Superin- tendent as aforesaid, and so far only as such Instructions are or may be compatible with the pro- visions of the Act of Parliament above mentioned. IN WITNESS whereof, We have caused the Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to be affixed to these Presents, which We have Signed with Our Royal Hand.

or may

Given at Our Court at Windsor Castle, the Twenty-fourth day of December, in the year of Our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and fifty three, and in the seventeenth year of Our Reign.

JOHN BOWRING.

PROCLAMATION.

BY His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL. D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine having been graciously nominated by Her Majesty to be Lieutenant-Governor of the Island of Hongkong, the annexed Copy of a Commission under Her Majesty's Signet and Sign Manual is hereby proclaimed and published for the general information and guidance of all Her Majesty's Subjects and others whom it may concern.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 13th day of April, 1854.

(L. S.)

VICTORIA R.

VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ìreland, Queen, Defender of the Faith. To Our Trusty and Well beloved WILLIAM CAINE, Esquire, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in Our Army, Greeting. We, reposing especial trust and confidence in your loyalty, integrity, and ability, do by these presents constitute and appoint you to be Our Lieutenant- Governor of Our Island of Hongkong; to have, hold, exercise, and enjoy the said place and office during Our Pleasure, with all the rights, privileges, profits, perquisites, and advantages to the same belonging or appertaining. And further, in case of the death, or during the absence of Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Our said Island of Hongkong, now and for the time being, We do hereby authorize and require you to exercise and perform all and singular the powers and directions contained in Our Commission to Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief for the time being, according to such Instructions as he hath already received from Us, and such further Orders and Instructions as he or you shall hereafter receive from Us.--And We do hereby

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Command all and singular Our Officers, Ministers, and Loving Subjects in Our said Island, and all others whom it may concern, to take due notice hereof, and to give their ready obedience accordingly. Given at Our Court at Windsor, this Eleventh Day of January, 1854, in the Seventeenth Year of Our Reign.

{

By Her Majesty's Command,

Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine,

NEWCASTLE.

to be Lieutenant-Governor, Hongkong.

True Copy,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief has been pleased to appoint the Honorable W. T. Mercer, Esquire, Colonial Secretary and Auditor General, pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 13th April, 1854.

NOTICE.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

THE

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th March, 1854,

NOTICE.

HE SITTING OF THE SUPREME COURT under its CRIMINAL JURISDICTION is postponed to Tuesday the 18th day of April instant at 11 A.M.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

TH

THE postponed SITTING OF THE SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION will be held on Thursday the 20th day of April instant at 11 A.M.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar. NOTICE

be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat- про

ed upon HOSPITAL HILL lately in the occupation of

the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor

By Order,

General.

74th April, 1854.

THE

CHARS. ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by CADIZ will

be closed at 6 o'clock P. M. on Friday the 21st April, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

TH

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA, HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship CADIZ, Captain ROBERTS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Saturday the 22d instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 20th, SPECIE until Noon on the 21st, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 21st.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the A written declaration of the Contents and Value of

per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 15th April, 1854.

THE

NOTICE.

be made up on the following Morning between the Hours Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH

of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

15th April, 1854.

OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 4 P.M, and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN. at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road. Victoria, Hongkong.

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Command all and singular Our Officers, Ministers, and Loving Subjects in Our said Island, and all others whom it may concern, to take due notice hereof, and to give their ready obedience accordingly. Given at Our Court at Windsor, this Eleventh Day of January, 1854, in the Seventeenth Year of Our Reign.

{

By Her Majesty's Command,

Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine,

NEWCASTLE.

to be Lieutenant-Governor, Hongkong.

True Copy,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief has been pleased to appoint the Honorable W. T. Mercer, Esquire, Colonial Secretary and Auditor General, pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 13th April, 1854.

NOTICE.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

THE

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th March, 1854,

NOTICE.

HE SITTING OF THE SUPREME COURT under its CRIMINAL JURISDICTION is postponed to Tuesday the 18th day of April instant at 11 A.M.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

TH

THE postponed SITTING OF THE SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION will be held on Thursday the 20th day of April instant at 11 A.M.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar. NOTICE

be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat- про

ed upon HOSPITAL HILL lately in the occupation of

the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor

By Order,

General.

74th April, 1854.

THE

CHARS. ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by CADIZ will

be closed at 6 o'clock P. M. on Friday the 21st April, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

TH

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA, HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship CADIZ, Captain ROBERTS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Saturday the 22d instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 20th, SPECIE until Noon on the 21st, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 21st.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the A written declaration of the Contents and Value of

per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 15th April, 1854.

THE

NOTICE.

be made up on the following Morning between the Hours Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH

of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

15th April, 1854.

OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 4 P.M, and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN. at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road. Victoria, Hongkong.

114

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief has been pleased to appoint Robert Rienaecker, Esquire, to the Office of Colonial Treasurer, pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th April, 1854.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., is pleased to notify that, in the absence of Alexander Bird Esq., Charles Alexander Winchester Esq. will officiate from this date and until further notice as Her Majesty's Vice Consul at Whampoa.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,

W. H. MEDHURST,

Officiating Secretary to H.M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

Hongkong, 17th April, 1854.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

1. On and from the 1st of next month, (May,) a reduction will take place in the postage of all letters conveyed direct between the United Kingdom and Hongkong, whether by packet or by private Ship.

2. The reduced rate will be-

For a letter not exceeding

For a For a

"3

oz. in weight,

exceeding oz. and not exceeding 1 ounce,

1

""

""

2 ounces,

and so on, increasing one shilling for every ounce, or fraction of an ounce.

Os 6d

ls Od 2s Od

3. Such postage may be paid in advance, or the letters may be forwarded unpaid, at the option of the sender; and this arrangement will apply not only to letters conveyed by Packet, but also to those by Private Ship.

4. To this rate of six-pence, however, a French transit rate of five pence the quarter ounce, will be added, in the case of letters to and from the United Kingdom which may be forwarded vid Marseilles. 5. The reduction in the rate of postage between the United Kingdom and Hongkong, will extend not only to letters posted, or delivered, in the United Kingdom, but also to letters passing through the United Kingdom; excepting, however, letters through the United Kingdom to or from France, or to any Foreign Country the correspondence of which is sent by way of France.

6. The charge upon this last description of correspondence being regulated by an existing conven- tion, (that of April, 1843,) no alteration can take place in it at present; but, às respects letters to and from other Foreign Countries, sent through the United Kingdom, to and from Hongkong, a re- duction of 6d the half ounce in the rates of postage now charged, will be made, on and from the 1st proximo, upon the letters conveyed to the United Kingdom by Packet, vid Southampton, and a re- duction of 2d the half ounce upon letters conveyed to the United Kingdom by private Ship.

7. With regard to letters forwarded from Hongkong to other British Colonies, or vice versa, through the United Kingdom ; viz :-to

Prince Edward Island,

Bermuda,

St. Helena,

The Gold Coast,

Antigua,

Grenada,

Berbice,

Demarara,

Trinidad,

Carriacou,

Tobago,

Monserrat, Nevis, Tortola,

Dominica,

St. Kitts,

St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Jamaica, Bahamas, and Honduras,

the postage will be reduced to 6d the single letter, from the before mentioned date. Letters, therefore, sent between Hongkong and either of the Colonies specified, by way of the United Kingdom, will be subject to a total charge of one shilling only, the half ounce letter.

8. The British charge upon letters between the United Kingdom and Canada, will be reduced to 6d the single letter; but as these letters are forwarded through the United States, they will be subject, in addition, to a transit rate of 2d the half ounce, so that the charge upon a letter for Canada sent from Hongkong vid Southampton, will be 1s 2d.

9. Letters between Hongkong and any other British Colony than Canada, and those already enumerated, will come under the same regulation as letters between Hongkong and Foreign Countries, that is, the single rate will be 6d or 2d less than at present, according as the letters. are conveyed to the United Kingdom, by Packet, or by Private Ship.

By Order of the Post-Master General,

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Office, Hongkong, 17th April, 1854.

Post-Master.

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NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th March, 1854,

PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY.

NOTICE.

THE RATES of FREIGHT by this Company's Steam-Ship CADIZ, leaving on the 22d instant, and by every

T succeeding Vessel, until further notice, will, as usual at this period of the Year, be increased as follows

FREIGHT ON

AND

MADRAS.

TO BOMBAY TO CALCUTTA

viá P. DE GALLE.

To CALCUTTA

TO CEYLON.

To PENANG. TO SINGAPORE.

DIRECT.

Treasure,..

$1 per cent. $1 per cent.

Silk Piece Goods,

remains the

same.

Raw Silk, and * Quicksilver.

4 per cent.

4 per cent.

19

$1 per cent. $87 per cent.

3 per cent.

7 5

100

To per cent.

2 per cent.

2 per cent.

* Optional with the Company to charge by Measurement or Value on Silk Piece Goods and Raw Silk.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 18th April, 1854.

NOTICE.

N and after the 20th instant, the RATES of

to WOOSUNG,

ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Vessels, will be reduced as follows, until further notice :-

On OPIUM, $6 per Chest.

TREASURE, per Cent.

ROBERT S. WALKER,

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 18th April, 1854.

To

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

NOTICE.

tandsale.

10 be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat- ed upon HOSPITAL HILL lately in the occupation of the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor General.

14th April, 1854.

By Order,

CHARS. ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN. at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

*

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No. 32.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

DROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Edward Reimers, Esq., having been duly appointed Consul at Hongkong for the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburgh, and Her Majesty The Queen having been pleased to approve the appointment, the same is hereby notified for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 28th April, 1854.

THE COLONIAL SURGEON'S REPORT

sallitary report

FOR

1853.

1852) that I need only add my testimony to his on the advantages most certain to result from a more efficient system of Drainage, an increased supply of water, and the planting of trees in all available spots throughout the City and its im-

In consequence of the late period of the year at which I was appointed to perform the duties of Colonial Surgeon, and the increased amount of professional labour which the untimely death of my much lamented and esteemed friend the late Colonial Surgeon necessarily entailed upon me,mediate neighbourhood.

THE CIVIL HOSPITAL.

I am compelled to confine my report on the sani- Following the order observed, in previous tary condition of the Colony for the year 1853, | reports :- to a few statistical details and the remarks re- quired for their explanation. There is less cause for regret however on this account, as all the more important measures which still remain to be carried out for the further improvement of the general health of the community were so ably and so frequently insisted on by my talented predecessor, (more particularly in his report for

The records of this establishment being, unfor- tunately, entirely wanting for several months, I am unable to give any detailed statement of the various diseases treated there in the course of the year. The following table however shows the average daily number of patients in the Hos pital during each month.

1

No. 32.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

DROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Edward Reimers, Esq., having been duly appointed Consul at Hongkong for the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburgh, and Her Majesty The Queen having been pleased to approve the appointment, the same is hereby notified for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 28th April, 1854.

THE COLONIAL SURGEON'S REPORT

sallitary report

FOR

1853.

1852) that I need only add my testimony to his on the advantages most certain to result from a more efficient system of Drainage, an increased supply of water, and the planting of trees in all available spots throughout the City and its im-

In consequence of the late period of the year at which I was appointed to perform the duties of Colonial Surgeon, and the increased amount of professional labour which the untimely death of my much lamented and esteemed friend the late Colonial Surgeon necessarily entailed upon me,mediate neighbourhood.

THE CIVIL HOSPITAL.

I am compelled to confine my report on the sani- Following the order observed, in previous tary condition of the Colony for the year 1853, | reports :- to a few statistical details and the remarks re- quired for their explanation. There is less cause for regret however on this account, as all the more important measures which still remain to be carried out for the further improvement of the general health of the community were so ably and so frequently insisted on by my talented predecessor, (more particularly in his report for

The records of this establishment being, unfor- tunately, entirely wanting for several months, I am unable to give any detailed statement of the various diseases treated there in the course of the year. The following table however shows the average daily number of patients in the Hos pital during each month.

1

MONTHS.

MEN.

EUROPEANS.

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Table No. 1.

WOMEN.

CHILDREN.

INDIANS.

CHINESE.

CHILDREN.

TOTAL.

January,

3

""

February,

3

1

March,

1

1

""

April,

3

1

"

May,

11

5

6916

9

>

13

""

"

13

"

""

6

16

33

"

"

4

12

""

June,

3

5

3

11

22

""

""

July,

6

3

2

11

""

22

.

August,

6

1.

2

18

September,

4

2

3

19

"J

October,

3

2

November,

4 3

2

-222

2

17

"

8 7

1

3

1

21

"

1

4

20

December,

This gives an average of 15 inmates daily throughout the year; but I may mention that during the last five months of the year the average was kept higher than usual by the continued residence of 4 destitute South Sea Islanders (picked up at Sea,) besides one European female and two children, all waiting an opportunity to be sent back to their respective homes.

On a former occasion I was led to recommend

the doing away with the Civil Hospital altogether, but a more extended and practical acquaintance with the actual wants of the Colony in this res- pect has since convinced me not only of the ne- cessity for such an establishment, but that it should even be put upon a more extended footing than at present, and a more commodious building ob- tained for it.

THE POLICE.

Table No. 2.

EUROPEANS.

INDIANS.

MONTHS.

ADMISSIONS. DEATHS. ADMISSIONS. DEATHS.

January,

1

February,

""

March,

April,.

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,.

October,

+

November,

December,

TOTAL

TOTAL

ADMISSIONS. DEATHS.

10

11

""

"

13

13

"

9

9

"

"

**

14

18

"

11

15

""

10

16

8

1

12

20

I

10 10 00 ∞ +

5

10

15

1

5

8

13

1

*

10

1

18

"

9

1

17

"

4

13

17

"1

Total Admitted.

182

Rate of Mortality 3.84 per cent.

Compared with a similar one for 1852, this table exhibits a slight increase in the number of admissions for that year, (182 to 160,) whilst the total number of Deaths is the same for each year. The increase of admissions was entirely confined to the Indians; the number of Europeans ad mitted, being less than in 1852—(53 against 60). During that part of the year in which the police were un der my care, the most prevalent

|

Total Died.

7

diseases. amongst the European portion of the force were Intermittent Fever, (of mild character) and Venereal affections :—whilst the Indians, as usual at that season, were chiefly suffering from affections of the Chest, and slight attacks of Ague and Diarrhea. Of the 3 deaths occurring amongst the Indians during this period 2 were cases of Chronic Bronchitis, and 1 of Phthisis.

118

Table No. 3.

Exhibiting a comparative view of the Police Force in 1853 and 1852, including Women and Children; and the rate of Sickness and Mortality.

STRENGTH..

YEAR.

TOTAL STRENGTH.

TOTAL SICK.

TOTAL DEATHS.

RATE OF

RATE OF

SICKNESS. MORTALITY.

ΜΕΝ. WOMEN. CHILDREN.

122.14

1853 133

7

9

149

182

8*

5.37

per cent.

1852

153

15

16

184

160

7

86.96 per cent.

per cent.

3.10 per cent.

*

One woman died out of Hospital.

little from the average of the previous 6 years, as shown by the following table given in the last annual report.

The Ratio of Sickness and Death during the past year, as shown by this table, though greater than in 1852, will however be seen to differ but

Table No. 4.

The Vital Statistics of the Police Force in Hongkong,—computed over the past 6 years.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

AVERAGE

STRENGTH.

RATE OF SICKNESS.

184

193

10

PROPORTION OF SICKNESS

TO STRENGth.

PROPORTION OF DEATHS

TO STRENGTH.

104.89

per cent.

5.43 per cent.

THE GAOL.

The following table exhibits a considerable amongst the prisoners as compared with the pre- decrease in the amount of Sickness and Mortality Ivious year.

Table No. 5.

Showing the daily average number of prisoners in Victoria Gaol in the years 1852, and 1853 with the rate of Sickness and mortality.

CASES OF SICKNESS.

AVERAGE

TOTAL OF

YEARS.

STRENGTH.

EUROPEANS.

CHINESE AND COLOURED

DEATHS.

SICKNESS

PROPORTION OF DEATHS TO STRENGTH.

PERSONS.

1852

160

154

109

263

11

6.87 per cent.

1853

138

59

100

159

3*

2.17 per cent.

* All 3 deaths occurred in January being chronic cases from the previous year.

1

use of Lime in the way just mentioned, and it is therefore to be hoped that the practice will be continued.

I have no doubt that much of the improvement in the general health of the prisoners, and the lower rate of mortality may, to a great extent, be attributed to the more frequent white-washing of I may here remark, however, that the room set the walls throughout the gaol, and more particu- apart as a Hospital for the Chinese prisoners, larly the floor of the room in which the major-being on the ground floor, is by no means the best ity of the Chinese prisoners sleep. In previous adapted for the purpose; it should certainly be years the Chinese in Gaol have suffered much in the upper story, and its floor, with that of the from severe and intractable Dysentery, Diarrhæa, Hospital for Europeans, should be well oiled or and Phagedenic ulcers of the legs; and the marked painted as recommended by the late Dr. Morrison, diminution both in the number and severity of in order to prevent as much as possible the ab- such cases during the past year is very good evi-sorption and retention of water after washing. dence of the benefit to be derived from the free

.:

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The following statement shows the Diseases and Deaths occuring in the Goal during the past year.

DISEASES.

Abscess. Bronchitis

Catarrh.

Congestion of Liver.

CASES.

DEATHS.

DISEASES.

CASES. DEATHS.

213 4

Fever, Remittent.

13

"

"

[Gonorrhoea.

Hæmorrhoids,

Laryngitis.

Ophthalmia.

2

1

1

33

""

3

*

1

6

"

"

,, Lungs. Spleen.

,,

Phthisis.

""

Colic.

Constipation.

Rheumatism,

39

30

Scabies.

13

Contusions &. .

7

Scrofula.

">

Convulsions.

1

Delirium tremens.

1

"

Syphilis Primary.

Secondary.

Diarrhoea.

30

1

Ulcers.

Dysentery..

6

2

Fever, Intermittent.

22

20

"

وو

Total.

159

3

Proportion of Deaths to Cases, 1.88 cent.

per

THE OFFICERS OF GOVERNMENT GENERALLY.

Table No. 6.

The extent and proportion of Sickness and Death, amongst all persons employed by Government in 1853.

DESIGNATION.

STRENGTH.

TOTAL OF SICK.

TOTAL

DEATHS.

OF DEATHS.

TO STRENGTH.

Civil Officers.

38

Police.

149

182

200

8

187

Total.

10

5.34 per cent.

I have no record of the number of cases of rison, Esq. late Colonial Surgeon the former Sickness occurring amongst the Civil Officers of died at Point de Galle from Chronic Dysentery on his way home on sick leave;-the latter at Government during the past year, but have reason to believe that it was not greater than usual. his house in Victoria, from Abscess of the Liver, The 2 deaths were, Mr. Morgan, late of the apparently originating in excessive Congestion of Auditor General's Department, and William Mor- | that organ during the cold stage of Fever.

THE GENERAL POPULATION.

Table No. 7.

The Strength and Proportion of Deaths amongst the various sections of the entire Population, in 1853. (exclusive of Military.)

DESIGNATION.

STRENGTH.

DEATHS.

RATE OF MORTALITY.

Europeans and Americans, in-

cluding Temporary Resi-

573

54

9.42

dents,

Christians of mixed blood, and

Indians, including Tempo-

908

32

3.52

rary Residents,

Chinese,

37,536

1,049*

2.79

2.09

Total,

39,017

1,135

per cent.

* Of this number, 229 died within the Colony, and the remaining 820 are estimated to have died out of it.

Of the 54 deaths given in the above table as occuring amongst the European and American inhabitants, 46 were strangers only temporarily residing here, thus leaving only 8 as the mortali- ty amongst the permanent residents.

Of the diseases occuring during the past year none appeared in any unusual excess either as re- gards frequency or severity, nor did any assume an Epidemic character beyond the ordinary varia-

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tion with the difference of season.

Fevers and Dysentery were less severe in char- acter and much more amenable to treatment than has generally been the case here. One exception however of importance must he noticed, viz: the unusual occurrence of several fatal cases of abscess of the Liver, a form of disease comparatively rare for some years previously.

THE SEAMENS' HOSPITAL.

The following table shows the number of cases and mortality under each disease, during the

DISEASES.

CASES. DEATHS.

year 1853.

CASES. DEATHS·!

DISEASES.

Brought forward..

118

21

Abscess,

Arthritis,

Ascites,

Bronchitis,

Caries of Ulna,

7

""

5

1

Colica Pictonum,

Contusions

Coup de Soleil, .

Delirium tremens,

1

5

2

"

1

""

Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis, Hæmoptysis, Hernia, Inguinal

Hydrocele, .

Heart disease, .

73

3

1

1

"

AA

1

1

Laryngitis,

1

"

Diarrhoea,

4

"

Dislocations,

1

Mesenteric disease,

Morbus Coxarius, .

Neuralgia of Face,

"

1

"

1

1

1

1

1

""

1

"

Dysentery,

18

6

Ophthalmia,.

1

Eczema

1

Epilepsy, .

1

"

Orchitis,

Phthisis,

4

2

Fever Intermittent,

22

Pneumonia,

4

1

Remittent,

37

9

Rheumatism,

10

19

Continued,

3

1

Rupture of Urethra, .

2

Fistula in Perineo,

1

Scabies,

1

"

"

Fractures,

2

Spinal disease, .

Ι

Frostbite, .

2

Stricture of Urethra,

2

"

Furunculus,

2

Syphilis Primary,

22

Gastritis, .

1

Secondary

10

22

2

Gastro-enteritis,

1

1

Ulcers,

5

دو

Carried forward..

118

21

Total

201

28

Mortality 13.93 per cent.

THE MILITARY.

Table No. 8.

Showing the average strength of the Military force in the Hongkong Garrison in 1853 and the

number of Deaths.

STRENGTH.

DEATHS.

PROPORTION OF DEATHS TO STRENGTH.

DESIGNATION.

Europeans.

629

36

Indians.

326

18

5.7 per cent. 3.3 per cent.

Total.

955

54

5.6 per cent.

propor-

This statement exhibits a considerable increase | mortality amongst the natives, so that the over the previous year in the deaths amongst the tion of Deaths to the total strength remains exact- Europeans, but a corresponding decrease in the ly the same as in 1852.

CLIMATE.—METEOROLOGY. &c.

The annexed Abstract of the Results of Obser" vations made at the Seamen's Hospital during the past year gives all the most desirable information regarding the Pressure, Temperature, and Moisture of the atmosphere during each month. The ob- servations were made five times daily, at the hours named in the table, and the numbers here given are the average throughout the month at each of those periods. The Dew-point is calculated by Dr. Apjohn's formula, and from it is deduced the weight of aqueous vapour per cubic foot of air;

|

as also the degree of Humidity,-1000, indicating complete saturation. I much regret not having had the means of registering night observations, without which the description of the Climate is incomplete.

It will be seen from the table that February and March were the two driest months of the year, especially March, though the air during January and December actually contained a less quantity of aqueous vapour ;-the lower temperature in these months not allowing it to dissolve more.

W. A. HARLAND. M. D. Acting Colonial Surgeon.

ABSTRACT OF METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS MADE DAILY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR 1853, AT THE SEAMENS' HOSPITAL. (The Instruments had a Northerly exposure and were situated 140 feet above high water level.)

HYGROMETER.

REMARKS.

121

CUBIC FOOT

OF AIR.

4.05 grains Barometer, maximum 30.14; minimum 29.81. Thermometer 71.0; 42.5. Max. difference of wet and dry Ther. 8.5; min. 0.0 No. of rainy days 15; quantity of rain 0.60 inches. Prevailing winds E., N., and S.E.

Barometer, maximum 30.17; minimum 29.76. Thermometer 70.5; 43.0. Max. difference of wet and dry Ther. 12.0; min. C.0 No. of rainy days 8; quantity of rain 1.85 inches. Prevailing winds, E., Ñ.E., and S.E.

Barometer, maximum 30.09; minimum 29.66 Thermometer, 80.75;

"

"

56.00 Max. difference of wet and dry Ther. 13.0; min. 1.00 No. of rainy days 5; quantity of rain 0.1 inches. Prevailing winds E., S.E., and N.E.

"2

"

Barometer, maximum 29.97; minimum 29.67 Thermometer, 86.5; 62.00 Max. difference of wet and dry Ther. 19.0; min. 0.5 No. of rainy days 7; quantity of rain 1.25 inches. Prevailing winds, nearly equal from all quarters.

Barometer, maximum 29.95; minimum 29.60. Thermometer, 91.0 ; 73.5. Max. difference of wet and dry Ther. 15.0; min. 0.5 No. of rainy days 18; quantity of rain 13.0 inches. Prevailing winds S. and S.E.

MONTHS

HOUR OF OB-BAROMETER

1853.

SERVATION.

(Aneroid.)

THERMO-

METER.

WEIGHT OF

WET BULB

DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN

DEGREE OF

THERMO-

DEW POINT.

AQUEOUS

VAPOUR PER

WET & DRY

METER.

HUMIDITY.

THERMO'TER

7A.M.

29.94

53.38

51.59

1.79

49.8

882

91 A.M.

29.98

54.88

52.28

2.60

50.5

857

4.15

"

January

121/1

29.96

56.05

52.86

3.19

50.5

821

4.11 "

31 P.M.

29.92

56.80

53.53

3.27

50.5

806

4.13

"

91 P.M.

29.94

54.42

51.92

2.50

49.0

827

3.94

7A.M.

29.92

54.00

50.67

3.33

47.8

786

3.69 grains

91 A.M.

29.96

56.25

51.85

4.40

48.0

747

3.77

February

12/1/200

29.92

59.30

53.30

6.00

48.5

682

3.79

"

31 P.M.

29.88

59.20

53.51

5.69

48.8

694

3.87

""

91 P.M.

29.91

56.10

52.40

8.70

49.5

792

3.98

19

7 A.M.

29.90

64.82

60.82

4.00

58.4

799

5.35 grains

91 A.M.

29.93

67.61

61.90

5.71

58.5

732

5.35

March

121

29.91

70.72

63.50

7.22

59.2

674

5.45

""

31 P.M.

29.86

70.82

64.00

6.82

59.7

682

5.54

91 P.M.

29.88

65:80

62.22

2.58

60.7

837

5.79

71 A.M.

29.83

73.16

69.58

3.58

67.7

835

7.27 grains

91 A.M.

29.86

74.78

70.66

4.12

68.8

819

7.50

""

April

12

29.84

77.53

71.16

6.37

67.9

727

7.24

"

31 P.M.

29.80

76.78

71.28

5.50

68.7

760

7.44

"

91 P.M.

29.81

73.10

70.15

2.95

68.7

860

7.48

71 A.M.

29.79

80.85

76.16

4.69

74.3

810

8.92 grains

91 A.M.

29.82

82.80

76.32

6.48

73.6

742

8.69

"

· May

12/

29.81

84.70

77.39

7.31

74.3

743

8.85

31 P.M.

29.76

83.00

76.70

6.30

74.0

746

8.78

9 P.M.

29.77

78.20

75.10

3.10

73.8

868

8.82

122

"

Barometer, maximum 29.87; minimum 29.54. Thermometer, 91.5; 73.0. Max. difference of wet and dry Ther. 10.5; min. 1.0. No. of rainy days 23; quantity of rain 13.45 inches. Prevailing winds S.E., S., and S.W.

"

9.82 grains | Barometer, maximum 29.77; minimum 29.26. Thermometer, 93,0; 76.5. Max. difference of wet and dry Ther. 11.0; min. 1.0. No. rainy days 18; quantity of rain 19.05 inches. Prevailing winds S.E., S., and S.W.

Barometer, maximum 29.74; minimum 29.43. Thermometer, 90.5; 78.0. Max. difference of wet and dryTher. 11.0; min, 1.5. No. of rainy days 9; quantity of rain 1.25 inches. Prevailing winds S.W., S., and S.E.

9.08 grains Barometer, maximnm 29.79; minimum 29.51. Thermometer, 91.5; 75.0. Max. difference of wet and dry Ther. 13.0 min. 1.0. No. of rainy days 14; quantity of rain 16.0 inches. Prevailing winds S.W., S., and S.E.

Barometer, maximum 30.04; minimum 29.70. Thermometer, 88.5;

""

"

65.5. Max. difference of wet and dry Ther. 9.5; min. 1.5. No. of rainy days 11; quantity of rain 1.55 inches. Prevailing winds N.E., E., and S.E.

"}

*

Barometer, maximum 29.93; minimum 29.68. Thermometer, 82.5; 62.0. Max. difference of wet and dry Ther. 8.5; min. 0.5. No. of rainy days 13; quantity of rain 8.5 inches. Prevailing winds N.E., E., and S.E.

Barometer, maximum 30.11 minimum 29.72. Thermometer,

73.5

48.0.

Max. difference of wet and dry Ther. 9.5; min. 0.5. ̄ No. of rainy days 14; quantity of rain 2.35 inches. Prevailing winds N., N.E., and N.W.

71⁄2 A.M.

29.69

82.81

78.60

4.21

77.1

833

9.73 grains

91 A.M.

29.72

84.87

79.21

5.66

77.2

870

9.74

June

121/1

29.71

85.98

79.80

6.18

77.7

764

9.84

""

31 P.M.

29.67

85.87

79.50

6.37

77.3

756

9.70

*

91 P.M.

29.68

81.40

77.78

3.62

76.5

957

9.54

"

7 A.M.

29.50

83.26

79.00

4.26

77.5

828

91 A.M.

29.52

84.44

79.22

5.22

77.5

798

9.81

""

July

12

29.52

85.55

79.55

6.00

77.4

769

9.77

3 P.M.

29.49

85.55

79.45

6.10

77.4

767

9.75

9 P.M.

29.51

82.60

78.50

4.10

77.0

837

9.72

7 A.M.

29.58

82.24

78.50

3.74

77.2

849

9.78 grains

9A.M.

29.61

84.20

78.74

5.46

76.7

785

9.60

August

121

29.61

86.30

79.30

7.00

76.6

733

9.53

31 P.M.

29.57

85.90

79.56

6.44

77.2

751

9.70

>>

91 P.M.

29.58

81.32

78.00

3.32

76.7

860

9.63

"

7호 A.M.

29.64

81.66

76.90

4.76

74.7

800

91 A.M.

29.68

83.80

76.90

6.00

74.5

749

9.02

September

12

29.65

85.36

77.80

7.56

74.7

712

9.09

"3

31 P.M.

29.62

84.80

78.00

6.80

75.2

738

9.15

""

9 P.M.

29.64

80.60

76.55

4.08

74.7

830

9.10

""

71 A.M.

29.82

76.13

71.00

5.13

68.7

780

7.46 grains

91 A.M.

29.82

77.43

71.43

6.00

68.2

737

7.32

October

12/

29.81

79.50

72.65

6.85

69.4

716

7.60

"

31 P.M.

29.79

79.00

73.10

5.90

70.5

754

7.88

9 P.M.

29.82

75.80

71.92

3.88

70.0

827

7.81

*

7 A.M.

29.78

71.60

69.16

2.44

67.8

879

7.31 grains

9A.M.

29.83

73.56

69.10

4.46

66.7

796

7.02

"

November

12/1

29.78

75.10

70.18

4.92

67.7

781

7.24

""

31 P.M.

29.75

74.63

69.93

4.70

67.7

795

7.26

"

91 P.M.

29.79

72.08

69.03

3.05

67.5.

859

7.22

"

7A.M.

29.85

60.60

57.34

3.26

54.7

813

4.75 grains

9 A.M.

29.89

62.74

58.21

4.53

55.0

764

4.79

December

12

29.85

64.90

59.39

5.51

55.5

720

4.83

3 P.M.

29.81

64.66

59.53

5.13

56.0

726

4.84

"

9

P.M.

29.86

61.94

58.21

3.73

55.8

800

4.91

รว

123

NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th March, 1854,

PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY.

NOTICE.

THE RATES Fsch, until further a th. Cand for the 22d and

THE RATES of FREIGHT by this Company's Steam-Ship CADIZ, leaving on the 22d instant, and by every

:

FREIGHT ON

TO BOMBAY TO CALCUTTA

AND

via MADRAS.

P. DE GALLE.

TO CALCUTTA

DIRECT.

TO CEYLON.

To PENANG. TO SINGAPOre.

Treasure,....

$14 per cent.

Silk Piece Goods,

Raw Silk, and * Quicksilver.

4 per cent.

$1 per cent.

4 per cent.

remains the

$1 per cent. $8

100

87 per cent. $;

7 5

100 per cent.

same.

3

""

cent. per

2 per cent.

2 per cent.

Ο

* Optional with the Company to charge by Measurement or Value on Silk Piece Goods and Raw Silk.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 18th April, 1854.

NOTICE.

N and after the 20th instant, the RATES of FREIGHT to WOOSUNG, by the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Vessels, will be reduced as follows, until further notice :-

On OPIUM, $6 per Chest.

TREASURE, & per Cent.

ROBERT S. WALKER,

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 18th April, 1854.

POLICE DEPARTMENT, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th April, 1854. ENDERS will be received by the undersigned on or before the 5th Proximo, for making the under- mentioned POLICE CLOTHING &c.

TEN

Making, from materials supplied by Government,

106 CAMLET JACKETS.

105 CAMLET TROWSERS.

24 CAMLET JACKETS, CHINESE.

20 pair BOOTS.

20 pair SHOES.

Making, and supplying all materials except buttons,

24 NANKEEN JACKETS, CHINESE. 24 NANKEEN TROWSERS, CHINESE. 24 BAMBOO HATS, CHINESE. 24 pair SHOES, CHINESE.

Further particular can be obtained on application at the CENTRAL POLICE STATION.

THE

D. R. CALDWELL,

T

ROBERT S. WALKER,

Superintendent.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship POTTINGER, Captain STEAD, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Saturday the 6th May, at 2 P. M.

'CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 4th, SPECIE until Noon on the 5th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 5th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent,

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 29th April, 1854.

THE

NOTICE.

HE Next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION will be held on

Acting Superintendent of Police, Friday, the 5th day of May, 1854, at 12 o'clock noon.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the POTTINGER will be closed at 6 o'clock on the evening of Friday the 5th Proximo, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master,

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th April, 1854.

THE

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M, and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN. at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

?

No. 33.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE,

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1854.

THE Contract

force

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

-Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief, with the concurrence of The Honourable The Lieutenant Colonel Commanding The Forces, is pleased to appoint Second Class Staff Surgeon James Carroll Dempster, M. D., to the Office of Colonial Surgeon,-pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st May, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that for the purpose of carrying out the Provisions of The Passengers' Act 1852 His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief has been pleased to apoint the Honorable C. B. Hillier, Esq., to be Emigration Officer, and John Rickett, Esq., to be Marine Surveyor under the said Act,-pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 1st May, 1854,

By Order,

NOTICE.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th March, 1854,

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

No. 33.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE,

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1854.

THE Contract

force

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

-Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief, with the concurrence of The Honourable The Lieutenant Colonel Commanding The Forces, is pleased to appoint Second Class Staff Surgeon James Carroll Dempster, M. D., to the Office of Colonial Surgeon,-pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st May, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that for the purpose of carrying out the Provisions of The Passengers' Act 1852 His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief has been pleased to apoint the Honorable C. B. Hillier, Esq., to be Emigration Officer, and John Rickett, Esq., to be Marine Surveyor under the said Act,-pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 1st May, 1854,

By Order,

NOTICE.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th March, 1854,

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

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PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY.

NOTICE.

1.

THE RATES of FREIGHT by this Company's Steam-Ship CADIZ, leaving on the 22d instant, and by every succeeding Vessel, until further notice, will, as usual at this period of the Year, be increased as follows:-

TO BOMBAY TO CALCUTTA

TO CALCUTTA

FREIGHT ON

AND

MADRAS.

via P. DE GALLE.

TO CEYLON.

To PENANG. TO SINGAPORE.

DIRECT.

Treasure,...

$1 per cent.

Silk PieceGoods, Raw Silk, and

4 per cent.

$14 per cent.

4 per cent.

remains the

same.

$1 per cent.

8 100

$7 per cent.

$75 per cent.

3 per cent.

Quicksilver.

2 per cent. 2 per cent.

* Optional with the Company to charge by Measurement or Value on Silk Piece Goods and Raw Silk.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 18th April, 1854.

NOTICE.

the of

SHERIFF'S OFFICE,

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th May, 1854.

ON FREIGHT to WOOSUNG, by the PENINSULAR OF TENDERS will be received by the undersigned until

ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Vessels, will be reduced as follows, until further notice :-

On OPIUM, $6 per Chest.

"}

TREASURE,& per Cent.

ROBERT S. WALKER,

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 18th April, 1854.

POLICE DEPARTMENT, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th April, 1854.

ENDERS will be received by the undersigned on or before the 5th Proximo, for making the under-

mentioned POLICE CLOTHING &C.

Making, from materials, supplied by Government,

106 CAMLET JACKETS.

105 CAMLET TROWSERS.

24 CAMLET JACKETS, CHINESE.

20 pair BOOTS.

20 pair SHOES.

Making, and supplying all materials except buttons,

24 NANKEEN JACKETS, CHINESE. 24 NANKEEN TROWSERS, CHINESE. 24 BAMBOO HATS, CHINESE. 24 pair SHOES, CHINESE.

Further particular can be obtained on application at the CENTRAL POLICE STATION.

D. R. CALDWELL, Acting Superintendent of Rolice.

WANTED.

N ORGANIST for ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL.-Salary

A $20 per mensen. Duties and Conditions to re

ascertained by application to the Hon. W. T. MERCER, Esq., at the Government Offices, or to a Trustee at the Cathedral, between the hours of 5 and 6 on Saturdays.

4th May, 1854.

T

NOON of the 20th instant for supplying HER MAJESTY'S GAOLS in this Colony, with the Articles and Provisions undermentioned for the term of 12 months, commencing 26th May, instant.

The Tenders to state the Rate per head per diem res- pectively for 1 European and 1 Coloured prisoner, as per scale.

European Ration per diem.

1lb BREAD.

lb BEEF or PORK (free of bone.)

1lb of the VEGETABLES of the season.

joz TEA.

3oz SUGAR.

joz SALT.

FIREWOOD for cooking, 2lbs; and lb CoммON SOAP each prisoner per month.

Ration for Chinese or Coloured prisoner per diem.

1 Catty of sound coarse RICE.

2 Taels of FISH (salt or fresh.)

8 Taels of VEGETABLES (according to season) Twice in each week in lieu of FISH.

Sufficient FIREWOOD for cooking the above. Separate Tenders will also be received for supply of OIL for HER MAJESTY'S GAOLS during the same period. Further particulars to be obtained upon application to the Gaoler or the undersigned.

The Contractor to find approved security for fulfil ment of his Contract.

NOTICE.

C. MAY, Acting Sheriff.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

125

PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY.

NOTICE.

1.

THE RATES of FREIGHT by this Company's Steam-Ship CADIZ, leaving on the 22d instant, and by every succeeding Vessel, until further notice, will, as usual at this period of the Year, be increased as follows:-

TO BOMBAY TO CALCUTTA

TO CALCUTTA

FREIGHT ON

AND

MADRAS.

via P. DE GALLE.

TO CEYLON.

To PENANG. TO SINGAPORE.

DIRECT.

Treasure,...

$1 per cent.

Silk PieceGoods, Raw Silk, and

4 per cent.

$14 per cent.

4 per cent.

remains the

same.

$1 per cent.

8 100

$7 per cent.

$75 per cent.

3 per cent.

Quicksilver.

2 per cent. 2 per cent.

* Optional with the Company to charge by Measurement or Value on Silk Piece Goods and Raw Silk.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 18th April, 1854.

NOTICE.

the of

SHERIFF'S OFFICE,

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th May, 1854.

ON FREIGHT to WOOSUNG, by the PENINSULAR OF TENDERS will be received by the undersigned until

ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S Vessels, will be reduced as follows, until further notice :-

On OPIUM, $6 per Chest.

"}

TREASURE,& per Cent.

ROBERT S. WALKER,

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 18th April, 1854.

POLICE DEPARTMENT, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th April, 1854.

ENDERS will be received by the undersigned on or before the 5th Proximo, for making the under-

mentioned POLICE CLOTHING &C.

Making, from materials, supplied by Government,

106 CAMLET JACKETS.

105 CAMLET TROWSERS.

24 CAMLET JACKETS, CHINESE.

20 pair BOOTS.

20 pair SHOES.

Making, and supplying all materials except buttons,

24 NANKEEN JACKETS, CHINESE. 24 NANKEEN TROWSERS, CHINESE. 24 BAMBOO HATS, CHINESE. 24 pair SHOES, CHINESE.

Further particular can be obtained on application at the CENTRAL POLICE STATION.

D. R. CALDWELL, Acting Superintendent of Rolice.

WANTED.

N ORGANIST for ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL.-Salary

A $20 per mensen. Duties and Conditions to re

ascertained by application to the Hon. W. T. MERCER, Esq., at the Government Offices, or to a Trustee at the Cathedral, between the hours of 5 and 6 on Saturdays.

4th May, 1854.

T

NOON of the 20th instant for supplying HER MAJESTY'S GAOLS in this Colony, with the Articles and Provisions undermentioned for the term of 12 months, commencing 26th May, instant.

The Tenders to state the Rate per head per diem res- pectively for 1 European and 1 Coloured prisoner, as per scale.

European Ration per diem.

1lb BREAD.

lb BEEF or PORK (free of bone.)

1lb of the VEGETABLES of the season.

joz TEA.

3oz SUGAR.

joz SALT.

FIREWOOD for cooking, 2lbs; and lb CoммON SOAP each prisoner per month.

Ration for Chinese or Coloured prisoner per diem.

1 Catty of sound coarse RICE.

2 Taels of FISH (salt or fresh.)

8 Taels of VEGETABLES (according to season) Twice in each week in lieu of FISH.

Sufficient FIREWOOD for cooking the above. Separate Tenders will also be received for supply of OIL for HER MAJESTY'S GAOLS during the same period. Further particulars to be obtained upon application to the Gaoler or the undersigned.

The Contractor to find approved security for fulfil ment of his Contract.

NOTICE.

C. MAY, Acting Sheriff.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 34.

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1854.

GO ERNMEN NOTIFICATION.

THE hitherto inven, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, want

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant

hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

PROCLAMATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

By His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, Her Britannic Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, &c., &c., &c.

WHEREAS by the provisions of the Act of Parliament passed in the 59th Year of George III, c. 69, it is made a misdemeanor punishable by fine and imprisonment for any of Her Majesty's Subjects to enter the service of any foreign state, except with the previous leave and licence of Her Majesty given under the Sign Manual, or by Order in Council, or Proclamation: Now I the said Sir JOHN BOWRING do hereby call the attention of all British Subjects in China to the provisions of the said Act, and declare that its penalties will be rigidly enforced.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 12th day of May, 1854.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

F

JOHN BOWRING.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

4

The attention of Merchants, Ship-masters, and others interested or engaged in Emigration is specially directed to the following prominent conditions required by the Passengers' Act 1852, and it is hereby notified that the said Act will be enforced in this Colony, so far as circumstances will permit.

1.—No Passenger Ship shall clear out and proceed to Sea, without a Certificate from the Emi- gration Officer that the requirements of the Act have been sufficiently complied with. By infringe- ment of this injunction the Ship is subjected to forfeiture in whatever British Port she may be found within two Years after the commission of the offence.

2.-Every such Ship must be pronounced Seaworthy by a Government Surveyor.

3.-The space allotted for the accommodation of Passengers shall be not less than Twelve Super- ficial Feet for each Person.

4.-The Provisions and Water must be surveyed and found of good quality and sufficient for the voyage.

5.-A List of Passengers must be prepared in duplicate for signature by the Emigration Officer. 6. The Government Gazette of 31st December, 1853, contains the required scale of Provisions and Medicines. A copy of this Gazette and of the Passengers' Act may be seen at the Office of the Chief Magistrate of Police.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 9th May, 1854.

No. 34.

THE

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1854.

GO ERNMEN NOTIFICATION.

THE hitherto inven, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, want

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant

hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

PROCLAMATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

By His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, Her Britannic Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, &c., &c., &c.

WHEREAS by the provisions of the Act of Parliament passed in the 59th Year of George III, c. 69, it is made a misdemeanor punishable by fine and imprisonment for any of Her Majesty's Subjects to enter the service of any foreign state, except with the previous leave and licence of Her Majesty given under the Sign Manual, or by Order in Council, or Proclamation: Now I the said Sir JOHN BOWRING do hereby call the attention of all British Subjects in China to the provisions of the said Act, and declare that its penalties will be rigidly enforced.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 12th day of May, 1854.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

F

JOHN BOWRING.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

4

The attention of Merchants, Ship-masters, and others interested or engaged in Emigration is specially directed to the following prominent conditions required by the Passengers' Act 1852, and it is hereby notified that the said Act will be enforced in this Colony, so far as circumstances will permit.

1.—No Passenger Ship shall clear out and proceed to Sea, without a Certificate from the Emi- gration Officer that the requirements of the Act have been sufficiently complied with. By infringe- ment of this injunction the Ship is subjected to forfeiture in whatever British Port she may be found within two Years after the commission of the offence.

2.-Every such Ship must be pronounced Seaworthy by a Government Surveyor.

3.-The space allotted for the accommodation of Passengers shall be not less than Twelve Super- ficial Feet for each Person.

4.-The Provisions and Water must be surveyed and found of good quality and sufficient for the voyage.

5.-A List of Passengers must be prepared in duplicate for signature by the Emigration Officer. 6. The Government Gazette of 31st December, 1853, contains the required scale of Provisions and Medicines. A copy of this Gazette and of the Passengers' Act may be seen at the Office of the Chief Magistrate of Police.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 9th May, 1854.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 9th May, 1854.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 29th April, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued...

..$103,372*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND, * Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st May, 1854.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie shown accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

(Signed,)

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

8th May, 1854.

NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th March, 1854,

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE,

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th May, 1854.

ENDERS will be received by the undersigned until

TNOON of the 20th instant for supplying HER

MAJESTY'S GAOLS. in this Colony, with the Articles and Provisions undermentioned for the term of 12 months, commencing 26th May, instant.

The Tenders to state the Rate per head per diem res-

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-pectively for 1 European and 1 Coloured prisoner, as

PANY'S Steam-ship DOURO, Captain HEDERSTEDT, per scale.

THE

with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Monday the 22d May, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 20th, SPECIE until Noon on the 21st, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 21st.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 11th May, 1854.

European Ration per diem.

1lb BREAD.

lb BEEF or PORK (free of bone.)

1lb of the VEGETABLES of the season.

oz TEA.

3oz SUGAR. Joz SALT.

FIREWOOD for cooking, 2lbs; and lb CoмMON SOAP each prisoner per month.

Ration for Chinese or Coloured prisoner per diem.

1 Catty of sound coarse RICE.

2 Taels of FISH (salt or fresh.)

8 Taels of VEGETABLES (according to season) Twice in each week in lieu of FISH.

Sufficient FIREWOOD for cooking the above. OIL for HER MAJESTY'S GAOLS during the same period. Separate Tenders will also be received for supply of Further particulars to be obtained upon application to the Gaoler or the undersigned.

The Contractor to find approved security for fulfil- ment of his Contract.

C. MAY, Acting Sheriff.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 9th May, 1854.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 29th April, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued...

..$103,372*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND, * Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st May, 1854.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie shown accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

(Signed,)

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

8th May, 1854.

NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th March, 1854,

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE,

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th May, 1854.

ENDERS will be received by the undersigned until

TNOON of the 20th instant for supplying HER

MAJESTY'S GAOLS. in this Colony, with the Articles and Provisions undermentioned for the term of 12 months, commencing 26th May, instant.

The Tenders to state the Rate per head per diem res-

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-pectively for 1 European and 1 Coloured prisoner, as

PANY'S Steam-ship DOURO, Captain HEDERSTEDT, per scale.

THE

with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Monday the 22d May, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 20th, SPECIE until Noon on the 21st, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 21st.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 11th May, 1854.

European Ration per diem.

1lb BREAD.

lb BEEF or PORK (free of bone.)

1lb of the VEGETABLES of the season.

oz TEA.

3oz SUGAR. Joz SALT.

FIREWOOD for cooking, 2lbs; and lb CoмMON SOAP each prisoner per month.

Ration for Chinese or Coloured prisoner per diem.

1 Catty of sound coarse RICE.

2 Taels of FISH (salt or fresh.)

8 Taels of VEGETABLES (according to season) Twice in each week in lieu of FISH.

Sufficient FIREWOOD for cooking the above. OIL for HER MAJESTY'S GAOLS during the same period. Separate Tenders will also be received for supply of Further particulars to be obtained upon application to the Gaoler or the undersigned.

The Contractor to find approved security for fulfil- ment of his Contract.

C. MAY, Acting Sheriff.

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POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE next d on Sunday, the 21st instant, at 6' P.M.,

next GENERAL MAILS by the DOURO, will

and the usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

11th May, 1854.

WANTED.

N ORGANIST for ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL.-Salary

ascertained by application to the Hon. W. T. MERCER, Esq., at the Government Offices, or to a Trustee at the Cathedral, between the hours of 5 and 6 on Saturdays.

4th May, 1854.

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH

Tor Su. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M.,

and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN. at the

Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

香港等處地方

每月番覿半磅 一凡英人每日麵頭一磅牛肉或猪肉除骨凈肉半磅薯菜一磅茶葉五錢白糖三兩生鹽二錢半柴二磅 一凡承辦人價單須要列明每日英人一名漢人一名所用各項該銀若干並列生油每担價銀若干 十日起招人承辦一年爲期如欲承辦者將價單預呈 巡理衙門查閱至本年四月二十四日午時截收

一凡承辦者必須誠實之人担保 一凡漢人每日粗米一斤半鹹魚或鮮魚二兩或靑菜半斤每個禮拜二殮以代魚以足用爲度

刑訟司副使兼署理捕廳官芊爲招人承辦事照得香港監犯日膳所用各物于本年四月三

甲寅年四月初九

欲知事之詳細者可往問司獄之人或到本捕廳處便知

No. 35.

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, TE Contest hereby given, that the HONKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, wit be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria. Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China. &c., &c., is pleased to notify, that the following appointments have been made by Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs :—

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK, Esquire,-Consul for the Port of Canton. D. B. ROBERTSON, Esquire,-Consul for the Port of Shanghae. HARRY S. PARKES, Esquire,-Consul for the Port of Amoy.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th May, 1854.

Diplomatic Department

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary &c., &c., is pleased to notify, that he has made the following appointments, pending reference to Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign affairs. MARTIN CROFTON MORRISON, Esquire,-to be Interpreter to H. M. Consulate at Canton. HORATIO NELSON LAY, Esquire,-to be Assistant Chinese Secretary to the Superintendency of

Trade.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th May, 1854.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

The following General and Local Consular Regulations for the Five Ports of Canton, Amoy, Foochow, Ningpo, and Shanghae, based upon the stipulations of the Treaties now existing between the Governments of Great Britain and China, and intended to secure the due observance of the

No. 35.

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, TE Contest hereby given, that the HONKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, wit be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria. Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China. &c., &c., is pleased to notify, that the following appointments have been made by Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs :—

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK, Esquire,-Consul for the Port of Canton. D. B. ROBERTSON, Esquire,-Consul for the Port of Shanghae. HARRY S. PARKES, Esquire,-Consul for the Port of Amoy.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th May, 1854.

Diplomatic Department

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary &c., &c., is pleased to notify, that he has made the following appointments, pending reference to Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign affairs. MARTIN CROFTON MORRISON, Esquire,-to be Interpreter to H. M. Consulate at Canton. HORATIO NELSON LAY, Esquire,-to be Assistant Chinese Secretary to the Superintendency of

Trade.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th May, 1854.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

The following General and Local Consular Regulations for the Five Ports of Canton, Amoy, Foochow, Ningpo, and Shanghae, based upon the stipulations of the Treaties now existing between the Governments of Great Britain and China, and intended to secure the due observance of the

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said Treaties, are hereby published, in accordance with Articles III and IV of the Order of Her Majesty in Council, dated the 13th day of June, 1853, for the information and guidance of Britisi. Subjects resorting to the Five Ports open for Trade.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary in China, &c., &c.

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Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 18th May, 1854. ́

GENERAL REGULATIONS

For the five Ports of CANTON, AMOY, FOOCHOW, NINGPO, and SHANGHAE.

I.—All Rules and Regulations, heretofore in force to secure the observance of Treaties, having reference to any of the Five Ports open for Trade in China, are repealed from and after the date of the publication of the present Regulations.

II. The Consulate Offices shall be open for Public Business from 10 o'clock A. M. to 4 o'clock P. M. daily, excepting on Sundays, and those Holidays, upon which Public Offices in England are closed.

III. Every Master of a Vessel shall deposit his Ship's Papers, together with a Summary of the Manifest of her cargo, at the Consulate Office within forty-eight hours after her arrival in the Port or Anchorage, unless a Sunday or Holiday should intervene. Masters not conforming to this Regulation will render themselves liable to a penalty of two hundred dollars.

IV.—Every British Vessel must shew her Colors on entering the Port or Anchorage and keep them hoisted, until she shall have been reported at the Consulate, and her Papers deposited there. Masters not conforming to this Regulation will render themselves liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars for each offence.

V-Should any Vessel, the property of a British Subject, but not provided with a British Sailing Letter or Certificate of Registry, hoist the British Ensign within any Port or Anchorage, or should she exhibit within such limits any flag so similar to the British Ensign, as not to be distin- guishable from it, the Master of such Vessel will be liable for every such offence to a penalty, not exceeding one hundred dollars.

on shore.

VI. In accordance with the Provisions of the XII Article of the General Regulations of Trade, Masters of Vessels in any Port or Anchorage will be held accountable for the conduct of their crews Should any Seaman absent himself without permission, the Master shall forthwith report the same at the Consulate Office, and take efficient measures for the recovery of the absentee. VII.-The discharge of guns or other fire-arms from Vessels in Harbor is strictly prohibited under a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.

VIII-Masters of Vessels, when reporting their arrival at a Port or Anchorage, shall notify in writing the names of all passengers and persons not forming part of the registered crew on board; and due notice must likewise be given of the number and names of persons not forming part of the registered crew, intending to leave the Port on board of any Vessel.

IX.--All cases of Death occurring on board of Vessels in Harbor, or in the Residences of British Subjects on shore, must be immediately reported at the Consulate Office, and in the event of sudden or accidental Death the best information obtainable will likewise be required. It is strictly prohibited to throw overboard the bodies of Seamen or other persons dying on board of a Vessel in

Harbor.

X.-Stone or Ballast shall not be thrown overboard in Harbor.

XI.-All cases of loss of property by theft or fraud on board of Ship, as well as of assault of felony, requiring redress, or involving the public peace, must be immediately reported at the Consulate Office. Any Chinese Subject guilty of a misdemeanour on shore or afloat may be detained on detection; but information must in such case be forthwith lodged at the Consulate Office, and in no instance shall British Subjects be permitted to use violence towards Chinese offenders, or take the law into their own hands.

XII. Any Vessel laden with gunpowder or any other combustible is prohibited from entering an anchorage or remaining within a distance from it of one mile.

XIII. No Seaman or other Person belonging to a British Ship may be discharged or left behind at any Port or Anchorage without the express sanction of the Consul, nor until sufficient security shall have been given for his maintenance and good behaviour while remaining on shore. If any British Subject left at a Port or Anchorage by a British Vessel, be found requiring Public relief prior to the departure of such Vessel from the Dominions of the Emperor of China, the Vessel will be held responsible for the maintenance and removal of such British Subject.

XIV.--When a Vessel is ready to leave a Port or Anchorage the Master or Consignees shall apply at the Chinese Custom-House for a Chinese Port-Clearance (Grand-chop,) and on his presenting this document together with a copy of the Manifest of his export cargo at the Consulate Office, his Ship's papers will be restored, and he will be furnished with a Consular Port-Clearance, on receiving which the Vessel will be at liberty to leave the Port. Should any Vessel take in or discharge cargo subsequent to the issue of the Grand-chop, the Master will be subject to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars, and the goods so taken in or discharged will be liable to confiscation under the terms of the General Regulations of Trade with reference to breaking bulk without due permission.

XV.-When a Vessel is ready to leave a Port or Anchorage the Master shall give notice thereof to the Consul, and shall hoist a Blue Peter at least 24 hours before the time appointed for her departure. The Consul may dispense with the observance of this Regulation on security being given that claims presented within 24 hours will be paid.

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XVI.-No British Subject may establish either a Boarding or Eating House at a Port or Anchor- age without the sanction of the Consul, or without giving proper security that he will not harbour any Seaman who is a runaway, or who cannot produce his discharge accompanied by a written sanc- tion from the Consul to reside on shore. Every licenced Boarding or Eating House-keeper will be held accountable for the good conduct of all inmates and frequenters of his house.

XVII.-Every British Subject residing within the Dominions of the Emperor of China, who shall not have been already enrolled in the Consular Register, shall apply to the Consul to be enrolled within ten days of the promulgation of these Regulations at the Port in which he resides. And every British Subject who may arrive in the said Dominions, save and except any British Subject who may be borne on the Muster-roll of a British Vessel, shall apply within ten days of his arrival to the Consul of the District to be enrolled in the Consular Register. No British Subject will be entitled to claim the protection of the Authorities who shall not so have enrolled himself, or who cannot allege valid reasons for his not having done so.

XVIII. The term "Consul" in the preceding and following Regulations shall be construed to include ali and every Officer in Her Majesty's Consular Servicé, whether Consul-General, Consul, Vice-Consul, or Consular Agent, or other person duly Authorised to act in any of the aforesaid capacities within the Dominions of the Emperor of China.

XIX. All fines and penalties imposed under the above or following Regulations shall be levied and enforced in the manner specified in Article XXXVI of the Order of Her Majesty in Council, dated the 13th day of June 1853, and all fees, penalties, and forfeitures shall be appropriated and applied as provided for in Article XXXVIII of the same Order.

LOCAL REGULATIONS.

I.-FOR WHAMPOA ANCHORAGE,

1.—Any Individual appealing from the Decision of the Vice-Consul at Whampoa is required to forward his appeal, under flying seal, through the Vice-Consul to the Consul at Canton.

2. All fines shall be payable in ready money. Dollars locally termed Chopped" will be received by weight at the rate of 7 Taels 1m. 7c. per ten Dollars, and the Dollar will be received at the Exchange of 4/2.

3.-Masters of Vessels are strictly prohibited from granting liberty on any pretence to their crews to proceed to Canton, under a penalty not exceeding fifty dolllars.

II. FOR THE PORT OF AMOY.

1.-The limits of the Port are defined within lines drawn from the Southernmost Point of Amoy Island Southeastward to the Island nearest to it, and thence in the direction of the High Pagoda to the Point of Lam-tae-hoo Hill; and from the Northernmost Point of Amoy Island to the opposite Point on the main Land. All the Islands and waters between these lines are therefore included within the limits of the Port.

2.--No loading or discharging of Cargo may be carried on except within the limits of the anchor.. age defined by the Consul and Chinese Authorities.

3.The distance to which British Subjects may proceed into the interior for exercise or pleasure is limited by time; and no person may travel so far from the City as that he will not be able to return to it within 24 hours' time.

III. FOR THE PORT OF FOOCHOW.

1. The limits of the Port of Foochow extend from the Nantae or City Bridge to the Kimpac Pass.

2.-By arrangement with the Chinese Authorities the limit to which British Subjects are to be restricted in excursion, is the distance which may be travelled out and back in one day, the parties making excursions returning to the City to sleep.

IV. FOR THE PORT OF NINGPO.

1. The term Port of Ningpo is to be construed to include any portion of the Yung or Ningpo River comprised within a line from the Northern Extremity of the Chinhae Promontory, called by the Chinese "Chaou-paou-shan," to the islet, known variously as the "Inner Triangle," the Pasyen Island," and the Hootsun-shan;" and a second line running from the said Islet to the Northern base of the Hill on the Eastern side of the Mouth of the Yung River known as Look-Out Hill."

2.-No loading or discharging of Cargo may be carried on, except within the limits of the anchorage defined by the Consul and Chinese Authorities.

V. FOR THE PORT OF SHANGHAE.

1. No loading or discharging of Cargo may be carried on except within the limits of the anchorage defined by the Consul and Chinese Authorities.

2.-The Distance to which British Subjects may proceed into the Interior for exercise or pleasure is limited by time; and no person may travel so far from the City as that he will not be able to return to it within 24 hours' time.

3.-Competent Pilots, provided with Licences, have been established by the Consul and Chinese Authorities. The rates of their remuneration can be ascertained on application at the Consulate Office.

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NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th March, 1854,

The Trustees of ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL publish the following Account, in accordance with § 16 of Ordinance No. 2 of 1847.

Hongkong, 18th May, 1854.

DR. 1853 May I

THE TRUSTEES OF ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL IN ACCOUNT CURRENT WITH T. C. LESLIE, TREASURER, 1853-54.

CR.

To Clerk's Salary,

170

C. 1853 89 May

C.

"

2 Coolies a $44 per

month,

By Balance of last Ac-

count, .

543

14

108

29

June

6 Refund of Over-

>>

2

"

Singers,

J

Bread & Wine,

Candles & Washing,

Expenses of Har-

monium, .

122 88

charge in April, .

35 70 March 8,, C. F. Still, Fee for

17 25

Monument to Lt.

19

Colonel Tomkyns

100

R.A. & Lieutenant

Platform & altera-

86

tions, for Choir,

59

Lúgg R.A.,..

50

April 30,, Seat Rents collected,

647

Renewing Creed &

100

Decalogue &c., . S

13

Font (remitted for,)

100

""

""

Book Binding,

45

""

"

Advertising

three

87 90

years' Accounts,

وو

Repairs inside & out,

38 35

Sundries, Mops,

Brooms, Pens and

7 51

Ink &c., &c.,

1854 April 30

"

Balance in favor of

Trustees, .

353

16

$1,292

14

$1,292 14

E.E.

Examined with Vouchers, and found correct.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Auditor on part.of the Government.

C. F. STILL,

Auditor on the part of the Seat Renters.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE,

Victoria, Hongkong, 4th May, 1854. ENDERS will be received by the undersigned until NOON of the 20th instant for supplying HER MAJESTY'S GAOLS in this Colony, with the Articles and Provisions undermentioned for the term of 12 months, commencing 26th May, instant.

The Tenders to state the Rate per head per diem res- pectively for 1 European and 1 Coloured prisoner, as per scale.

European Ration per diem.

11b BREAD.

lb BEEF or PORK (free of bone.)

1lb of the VEGETABLES of the season.

4oz TEA.

3oz SUGAR.

Hongkong, 30th April, 1854.

T. C. LESLIE,

Trustee and Treasurer to the Body of Trustees.

4oz SALT.

FIREWOOD for cooking, 2lbs; and lb COMMON SOAP each prisoner per month.

Ration for Chinese or Coloured prisoner per diem.

1 Catty of sound coarse RICE.

2 Taels of FISH (salt or fresh.)

8 Taels of VEGETABLES (according to season) Twice in each week in lieu of FISH.

Sufficient FIREWOOD for cooking the above. Separate Tenders will also be received for supply of OIL for HER MAJESTY'S GAOLS during the same period. Further particulars to be obtained upon application to the Gaoler or the undersigned.

The Contractor to find approved security for fulfil- ment of his Contract.

C. MAY, Acting Sheriff.

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THE

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the DOURO, will be closed on Sunday, the 21st instant, at 6 P.M., and the usual SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

11th May, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE,

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-

TH

PANY'S Steam-ship DOURO, Captain HEDERSTEDT,

with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo,

will leave this for the above Places, on Monday the

22d May, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the

20th, SPÉCIE until Noon on the 21st, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 21st.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 11th May, 1854.

NOTICE.

TONNAGE required River Thames, for the detail of

JONNAGE required for the CONVEYANCE, from

香港等處地方

凡凡

每月番蜆半磅 一凡英人每日麵頭一磅牛肉或豬肉除骨凈肉半磅薯菜一磅茶葉五錢白糖三兩生鹽二錢半柴二磅

一凡承辦者必須誠實之人担保 一凡漢人每日粗米一斤半鹹魚或鮮魚二兩或青菜半斤每個禮拜二殮以代魚以足用爲度

一凡承辦人價單須要列明每日英人一名漢人一名所用各項該銀若干並列生油每担價銀若干 十日起招人承辦一年爲期如欲承辦者將價單預呈 巡理衙門查閱至本年四月二十四日午時截收 刑訟司副使兼署理捕廳官芊爲招人承辦事照得香港監犯日膳所用各物于本年四月三

一年之

甲寅年四月初九日

欲知事之詳細者可往問司獄之人或到本捕廳處便知

1

TROOPS as follows, viz:-

閱港 Invalids,

監 Royal Sappers)

23

25

Officer. Rank & File. Women.

1

Children

2

4

4

11

and Miners,

本犯

年日

The above detail of Troops (which may slightly vary in number before the day of embarkation) to be provided by the Master with the usual regulated RATION while embarked, and the Vessel to be provided with a Surgeon, and to be fitted with HOSPITAL ACCOMMODATION and CON- VENIENCES, for Service of the Invalids, in addition to what is required for Troops in good health.

TENDERS will be received (endorsed Tenders for Troops)

until Noon of WEDNESDA Y the 31st instant, which are to specify the Rates for each class of persons, and Parties proposing to tender may obtain full information on any previous day, at the Office of the undersigned, from 10 A.M. until 3 P.M.

CHARLES PARKER, Commander R.N.,

Naval

Her Majesty's Naval Yard,

Hongkong, 18th May, 1854.

Officer in Charge of Stores.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN. at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

:

No. 35.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

OROIT

Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

EXTRA.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract force for ceased the

-Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

JOHN BOWRING.

PROCLAMATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Crimean

LAI

WHEREAS I, John Bowring, Knight, LL.D., Governor of Hongkong and its Dependencies, Com- mander-in-Chief and Vice-Admiral of the same, Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, have been officially informed that War has been declared between Her Britannic Majesty and the Emperor of all the Russias, I do hereby announce to all Her Majesty's Subjects

that-

1. The Ports, Waters, and Territories within the Jurisdiction of His Majesty the Emperor of China, are to be considered as entitled to the protection which by the Law of Nations is accorded to Neutrals, and that all invasion of such Ports, Waters, or Territories in the pursuit of the persons or property of any of the Subjects of the belligerent Powers is to be deemed a violation of international Law and will be punished accordingly.

2. That arms, munitions, or contraband of War intended for the use of the enemy will be liable to seizure and confiscation wherever found.

3. That the property of belligerents in neutral Vessels, such vessels not being in neutral Harbours is liable to seizure.

4. That all Commercial dealings,-all negotiations of Bills of Exchange, or transactions for lending aid or furnishing supplies,-or communicating information,-or in any other way forward- ing the objects of Her Majesty's enemies are strictly prohibited and will subject the offending parties to the rigors of the Law.

5. That all vessels conveying public Despatches or Official information to the enemy are liable to forfeiture.

6. That all persons engaged in fitting out or otherwise expediting the equipment of Vessels of War, with a view to act under any pretended Letters of Marque or other Authority from the Em- peror of Russia, and all persons in any way engaged in working or navigating such vessels of War, excepting only bond-fide Russian Subjects, will be treated as pirates.

And I hereby call upon all Subjects of Her Majesty to whom these presents may come to lend their aid and co-operation to Her Majesty's Government.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong. this 25th day of May, 1854.

Alissi

135.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department,

WHEREAS the interests of the Public Service require the temporary absence from this Colony of His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, LL. D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., it is hereby notified that the Superintendency of Trade will be removed until further notice to the Port of Shanghae, to which all communications must for the present be addressed. Such communications if sent to the Government Offices to the care of J. Hyndman, Esq., will be forwarded to their destination. By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th May, 1854.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

1

The Subjoined Message, from Her Majesty The QUEEN to both Houses of Parliament, together with two Supplements to the London Gazette, are hereby published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th May, 1854.

Lord

Message from the Queen to both Houses of Parliament, March 27, 1854. VICTORIA REGINA,

HER Majesty thinks it proper to acquaint the House of Commons that the negotiations in which Her Majesty, in concert with her allies, has for some time past been engaged, with His Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias, have terminated, and that Her Majesty feels bound to afford active assistance to her ally the Sultan against unprovoked aggression.

Commons

Her Majesty has given directions for laying before the House of Lords copies of such papers, in addition to those already communicated to Parliament, as will afford the fullest information with regard to the subject of these negotiations. It is a consolation to Her Majesty to reflect that no endeavours have been wanting on her part to preserve to her subjects the blessings of peace.

Her faithful Commons'

Her Majesty's just expectations have been disappointed, and Her Majesty relies with confidence on the zeal and devotion of the House of Lords and on the exertions of her brave and loyal subjects, to support her in her determination to employ the power and resources of the nation for protecting the dominions of the Sultan against the encroachments of Russia.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1854.

DECLARATION.

V. R.

It is with deep regret that Her Majesty announces the failure of Her anxious and protracted en- deavours to preserve for Her People and for Europe the blessings of peace.

The unprovoked aggression of the Emperor of Russia against the Sublime Porte has been per- sisted in with such disregard of consequences, that after the rejection by the Emperor of Russia of terms which the Emperor of Austria, the Emperor of the French, and the King of Prussia, as well as Her Majesty, considered just and equitable, Her Majesty is compelled by a sense of what is due to the honour of Her Crown, to the interests of Her People, and to the independence of the States of Europe, to come forward in defence of an Ally whose territory is invaded, and whose dignity and independence are assailed.

Her Majesty, in justification of the course she is about to pursue, refers to the transactions in which Her Majesty has been engaged.

The Emperor of Russia had some cause of complaint against the Sultan with reference to the set- tlement, which His Highness had sanctioned, of the conflicting claims of the Greek and Latin Churches to a portion of the Holy Places of Jerusalem and its neighbourhood. To the complaint of the Emperor of Russia on this head, justice was done; and Her Majesty's Ambassador at Constan- tinople had the satisfaction of promoting an arrangement to which no exception was taken by the Russian Government.

But while the Russian Government repeatedly assured the Government of Her Majesty that the Mission of Prince Menchikoff to Constantinople was exclusively directed to the settlement of the question of the Holy Places at Jerusalem, Prince Menchikoff himself pressed upon the Porte other demands of a far more serious and important character, the nature of which he in the first instance endeavoured, as far as possible, to conceal from Her Majesty's Ambassador. And these demands, thus studiously concealed, affected not the privileges of the Greek Church at Jerusalem, but the position of many millions of Turkish subjects in their relations to their Sovereign the Sultan.

These demands were rejected by the spontaneous decision of the Sublime Porte.

Two assurances had been given to Her Majesty; one, that the Mission of Prince Menchikoff only regarded the Holy Places; the other, that his Mission would be of a conciliatory character.

In both respects Her Majesty's just expectations were disappointed.

135.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department,

WHEREAS the interests of the Public Service require the temporary absence from this Colony of His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, LL. D., Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., it is hereby notified that the Superintendency of Trade will be removed until further notice to the Port of Shanghae, to which all communications must for the present be addressed. Such communications if sent to the Government Offices to the care of J. Hyndman, Esq., will be forwarded to their destination. By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th May, 1854.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

1

The Subjoined Message, from Her Majesty The QUEEN to both Houses of Parliament, together with two Supplements to the London Gazette, are hereby published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th May, 1854.

Lord

Message from the Queen to both Houses of Parliament, March 27, 1854. VICTORIA REGINA,

HER Majesty thinks it proper to acquaint the House of Commons that the negotiations in which Her Majesty, in concert with her allies, has for some time past been engaged, with His Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias, have terminated, and that Her Majesty feels bound to afford active assistance to her ally the Sultan against unprovoked aggression.

Commons

Her Majesty has given directions for laying before the House of Lords copies of such papers, in addition to those already communicated to Parliament, as will afford the fullest information with regard to the subject of these negotiations. It is a consolation to Her Majesty to reflect that no endeavours have been wanting on her part to preserve to her subjects the blessings of peace.

Her faithful Commons'

Her Majesty's just expectations have been disappointed, and Her Majesty relies with confidence on the zeal and devotion of the House of Lords and on the exertions of her brave and loyal subjects, to support her in her determination to employ the power and resources of the nation for protecting the dominions of the Sultan against the encroachments of Russia.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1854.

DECLARATION.

V. R.

It is with deep regret that Her Majesty announces the failure of Her anxious and protracted en- deavours to preserve for Her People and for Europe the blessings of peace.

The unprovoked aggression of the Emperor of Russia against the Sublime Porte has been per- sisted in with such disregard of consequences, that after the rejection by the Emperor of Russia of terms which the Emperor of Austria, the Emperor of the French, and the King of Prussia, as well as Her Majesty, considered just and equitable, Her Majesty is compelled by a sense of what is due to the honour of Her Crown, to the interests of Her People, and to the independence of the States of Europe, to come forward in defence of an Ally whose territory is invaded, and whose dignity and independence are assailed.

Her Majesty, in justification of the course she is about to pursue, refers to the transactions in which Her Majesty has been engaged.

The Emperor of Russia had some cause of complaint against the Sultan with reference to the set- tlement, which His Highness had sanctioned, of the conflicting claims of the Greek and Latin Churches to a portion of the Holy Places of Jerusalem and its neighbourhood. To the complaint of the Emperor of Russia on this head, justice was done; and Her Majesty's Ambassador at Constan- tinople had the satisfaction of promoting an arrangement to which no exception was taken by the Russian Government.

But while the Russian Government repeatedly assured the Government of Her Majesty that the Mission of Prince Menchikoff to Constantinople was exclusively directed to the settlement of the question of the Holy Places at Jerusalem, Prince Menchikoff himself pressed upon the Porte other demands of a far more serious and important character, the nature of which he in the first instance endeavoured, as far as possible, to conceal from Her Majesty's Ambassador. And these demands, thus studiously concealed, affected not the privileges of the Greek Church at Jerusalem, but the position of many millions of Turkish subjects in their relations to their Sovereign the Sultan.

These demands were rejected by the spontaneous decision of the Sublime Porte.

Two assurances had been given to Her Majesty; one, that the Mission of Prince Menchikoff only regarded the Holy Places; the other, that his Mission would be of a conciliatory character.

In both respects Her Majesty's just expectations were disappointed.

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Demands were made which, in the opinion of the Sultan, extended to the substitution of the Em- peror of Russia's authority for his own, over a large portion of his subjects; and those demands were enforced by a threat: and when Her Majesty learnt that, on announcing the termination of his Mis- sion, Prince Menchikoff declared that the refusal of his demands would impose upon the Imperial Government the necessity of seeking a guarantee by its own power, Her Majesty thought proper that Her Fleet should leave Malta, and, in co-operation with that of His Majesty the Emperor of the French, take up its station in the neighbourhood of the Dardanelles.

So long as the negotiation bore an amicable character Her Majesty refrained from any demonstra- tion of force. But when, in addition to the assemblage of large military forces on the frontier of Turkey, the Ambassador of Russia intimated that serious consequences would ensue from the refusal. of the Sultan to comply with unwarrantable demands, Her Majesty deemed it right, in conjunction with the Emperor of the French, to give an unquestionable proof of Her determination to support the Sovereign rights of the Sultan.

The Russian Goverment has maintained that the determination of the Emperor to occupy the Principalities was taken in consequence of the advance of the Fleets of England and France. But the menace of invasion of the Turkish territory was conveyed in Count Nesselrode's. Note to Rechid Pacha, of the 19 May, and re-stated in his Despatch to Baron Brunnow, of the 20 May which an- nounced the determination of the Emperor of Russia to order his troops to occupy the Principalities, if the Porte did not within a week comply with the demands of Russia.

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The Despatch to Her Majesty's Ambassador, at Constantinople, authorizing him in certain spe- cified contingencies to send for the British Fleet, was dated the 31st May, and the order sent direct from England to Her Majesty's Admiral to proceed to the neighbourhood of the Dardanelles, was dated the 2nd of June.

The determination to occupy the Principalities was therefore taken before the orders for the advance of the combined squadrons were given.

The Sultan's Minister was informed that unless he signed within a week, and without the change of a word, the Note proposed to the Porte by Prince Menchikoff on the eve of his departure from Constantinople, the Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia would be occupied by Russian Troops. The Sultan could not accede to so insulting a demand; but when the actual occupation of the Prin- cipalities took place, the Sultan did not, as he might have done in the exercise of his undoubted right, declare war, but addressed, a Protest to his Allies.

Her Majesty, in conjunction with the Sovereigns of Austria, France, and Prussia, has made various attempts to meet any just demands of the Emperor of Russia without affecting the dignity and inde- pendence of the Sultan; and had it been the sole object of Russia to obtain security for the enjoy- ment by the Christian subjects of the Porte of their privileges and immunities, she would have found it in the offers that have been made by the Sultan. But as that security was not offered in the shape of a special and separate stipulation with Russia, it was rejected. Twice has this offer been made by the Sultan, and recommended by the Four Powers, once by a note originally prepared at Vienna, and subsequently modified by the Porte, once by the proposal of bases of negotiation agreed upon at Constantinople on the 31st of December, and approved at Vienna on the 13th of January, as offering to the two parties the means of arriving at an understanding in a becoming and honour- able manner.

It is thus manifest that a right for Russia to interfere in the ordinary relations of Turkish subjects to their Sovereign, and not the happiness of Christian communities in Turkey, was the object sought for by the Russian Government; to such a demand the Sultan would not submit, and His Highness, in self-defence, declared war upon Russia, but Her Majesty nevertheless, in conjunction with Her Allies, has not ceased her endeavours to restore peace between the contending parties.

The time has however now arrived when the advice and remonstrances of the Four Powers having proved wholly ineffectual, and the military preparations of Russia becoming daily more extended, it is but too obvious that the Emperor of Russia has entered upon a course of policy which, if uncheck- ed, must lead to the destruction of the Ottoman Empire.

In this conjuncture, Her Majesty feels called upon by regard for an Ally, the integrity and inde- pendence of whose empire have been recognized as essential to the peace of Europe, by the sym- pathies of Her people with right against wrong, by a desire to avert from Her dominions most injurious consequences, and to save Europe from the preponderance of a Power which has violated the faith of Treaties, and defies the opinion of the civilized world, to take up arms in conjunction with the Emperor of the French for the defence of the Sultan.

Her Majesty is persuaded that in so acting she will have the cordial support of Her people; and that the pretext of zeal for the Christian religion will be used in vain to cover an aggression under- taken in disregard of its holy precepts, and of its pure and beneficent spirit.

Her Majesty humbly trusts that Her efforts may be successful, and that, by the blessing of Pro- vidence, peace may be re-established on safe and solid foundations.

Westminster, March 28, 1854.

DECLARATION.

HER Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, having been com- pelled to take up arms in support of an Ally, is desirous of rendering the war as little onerous as possible to the Powers with whom she remains at peace.

To preserve the commerce of neutrals from all unnecessary obstruction, Her Majesty is willing, for the present, to waive a part of the belligerent rights appertaining to Her by the law of nations.

It is impossible for Her Majesty to forego the exercise of her right of seizing articles contraband of war, and of preventing neutrals from bearing the enemy's despatches, and she must maintain the

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right of a belligerent to prevent neutrals from breaking any effective blockade which may be established with an adequate force against the enemy's forts, harbours, or coasts.

But Her Majesty will waive the right of seizing enemy's property laden on board a neutral vessel, unless it be contraband of war.

It is not Her Majesty's intention to claim the confiscation of neutral property, not being contra- band of war, found on board enemy's ships, and Her Majesty further declares, that being anxious to lessen as much as possible the evils of war, and to restrict its operations to the regularly organized forces of the country, it is not her present intention to issue letters of marque for the commissioning of privateers.

Westminster, March 28, 1854.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1854.

At the Court at Buckingham-Palace, the 29th day of March, 1854.

PRESENT,

The QUEEN'S Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Primean, buAn

Her Majesty having determined to afford active assistance to Her Ally, His Highness the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, for the protection of his dominions against the encroachments and unpro- voked aggression of His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of all the Russias, Her Majesty therefore, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that general reprisals be granted against the ships, vessels, and goods of the Emperor of all the Russias, and of his subjects or others inhabiting within any of his countries, territories, or dominions, so that Her Majes- ty's fleets and ships shall and may lawfully seize all ships, vessels, and goods belonging to the Em- peror of all the Russias, or his subjects or others inhabiting within any of his countries, territories, or dominions, and bring to same to judgment in such Courts of Admiralty within Her Majesty's do- minions, possessions, or colonies, as shall be duly commissionated to take cognizance thereof. And to that end Her Majesty's Advocate-General, with the Advocate of Her Majesty in Her Office of Admiralty, are forthwith to prepare the Draft of a Commission, and present the same to Her Majesty at this Board, authorizing the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral to will and require the High Court of Admiralty of England, and the Lieutenant and Judge of the said Court, his Surrogate or Surrogates, as also the several Courts of Admiralty within Her Majesty's dominions, which shall be duly commissionated to take cognizance of, and judicially proceed upon, all and all manner of captures, seizures, prizes, and reprisals of all ships, vessels, and goods that are or shall be taken, and to hear and determine the same; and, according to the course of Admiralty and the Law of Nations, to adjudge and comdemn all such ships, vessels, and goods, as shall belong to the Em- peror of all the Russias or his subjects, or to any others inhabiting within any of his countries, terri- tories, or dominions: and they are likewise to prepare and lay before Her Majesty, at this Board, a Draft of such Instructions as may be proper to be sent to the said several Courts of Admiralty in Her Majesty's dominions, possessions, and colonies, for their guidance herein.

From the Court at Buckingham-Palace, this twenty-ninth day of March, one thousand eight

hundred and fifty-four.

CRANWORTH, C., GRANVILLE, P.

ARGYLL, C. P. S.

NEWCASTLE.

BREADALBANE.

LANSDOWNE,

ABERCORN.

ABERDEEN.

CLARENDON.

DRUMLANRIG. MULGRAVE.

'. RUSSELL. ERNEST BRUCE. SYDNEY HERBERT.

J. R. G. GRAHAM.

STEPHEN LUSHINGTON. W. E. GLADSTONE. WILLIAM MOLESWORTH.

At the Court at Buckingham-Palace, the 29th day of March, 1854.

PRESENT,

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

It is this day ordered by Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, that no ships or vessels belonging to any of Her Majesty's subjects, he permitted to enter and clear out for any of the ports of Russia, until further order; and Her Majesty is further pleased to order, that a general embargo or stop be made of all Russian ships and vessels whatsoever, now within or which shall hereafter come into any of the ports, harbours, or roads, within any of Her Majesty's dominions, together with all persons and effects on board the said ships or vessels: provided, always, that no- thing herein contained shall extend to any ships or vessels specified or comprised in a certain Order of Her Majesty in Council, dated this twenty-ninth day of March, for exempting from capture or detention Russian vessels under special circumstances; and Her Majesty is pleased further to order, and it is hereby ordered, that the utmost care be taken for the preservation of all and every part of

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the cargoes on board any of the said ships or vessels, so that no damage or embezzlement whatever be sustained; and the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, and the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

At the Court at Buckingham-Palace, the 29th day of March, 1854.

PRESENT,

The QUEEN'S Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

C. C. Greville.

Her Majesty being compelled to declare War against His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of all the Russias and being desirous to lessen as much as possible, the evils thereof, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that Russian merchant vessels, in any ports or places within Her Majesty's dominions, shall be allowed until the tenth day of May next, six weeks from the date hereof, for loading their cargoes and departing from such ports or places; and that such Russian merchant vessels, if met at sea by any of Her Majesty's ships, shall be permitted to continue their voyage, if on examination of their papers it shall appear that their cargoes were taken on board before the expiration of the above term. Provided, that nothing herein contained shall extend, or be taken to extend, to Russian vessels having on board any officer in the Military or Naval Service of the enemy, or any article prohibited or contraband of war, or any despatch of or to the Russian Government.

And it is hereby further ordered by Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council as aforesaid, that any Russian merchant vessel which, prior to the date of this order, shall have sailed from any foreign port bound for any port or place in Her Majesty's dominions, shall be permitted to enter such port or place and to discharge her cargo, and afterwards forthwith to depart without molestation, and that any such vessel, if met at sea' by any of Her Majesty's ships, shall be permitted to continue her voyage to any port not blockaded,

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, and the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, are to give the neces- sary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

VICTORIA R.

By the QUEEN, A PROCLAMATION.

C. C. Greville.

WHEREAS by Our Order in Council, bearing date the twenty-ninth day of March, one thou- sand eight hundred and fifty-four, We have ordered that general reprisals be granted against the ships, goods, and subjects of the Emperor of all the Russias, his subjects, or others inhabiting within any of his countries, territories, or dominions (save and except any vessels to which Our license has been, or may be granted, or which have been directed to be released from the embargo, and have not since arrived at any foreign port,) so that Our fleets and ships shall and may lawfully seize all ships, vessels, and goods belonging to the Emperor of all the Russias or his subjects, or others inhabiting within any of his countries, territories, or dominions, and bring the same to judgment in any of the Courts of Admiralty within Our dominions, duly authorized and required to take cognizance thereof, We do hereby order and direct that the net produce of all such prizes taken by any of Our ships or vessels of war (save and except when they shall be acting on any conjunct expedition with Our Army, in which case We reserve to Ourselves the division and distribution of all prize and booty taken, and also, save and except as hereinafter mentioned,) shall be for the entire benefit and encouragement of Our flag officers, captains, commanders, and other commissioned officers in Our pay; and of all subordinate warrant, petty, and non-commissioned officers, and of the seamen, marines, and soldiers on board Our said ships and vessels at the time of the capture, after the same shall have been to Us finally adjudged lawful prize.

Whenever any prize shall be taken by any of Our fleets, squadrons, ships, or vessels of war, whilst acting in conjunction with any fleet, squadron, ships, or vessels of war belonging to any other Power or Powers in alliance with Us, Our High Court of Admiralty, or the Vice-Admiralty Court within Our dominions adjudicating thereon, shall apportion to such Ally or Allies a share or shares of the proceeds of such prize or prizes, proportionate to the number of officers and men, &c., present and employed on the part of such Ally or Allies, as compared with the number of officers and men, &c., present and employed on Our behalf in such capture or captures, without reference to their respective ranks; and the share or shares so set apart for such Ally or Allies shall be transmitted tù such persons as may be duly authorized on behalf of such Ally or Allies to receive the same.

Ships or vessels being in sight of the prize, as also of the captor, under circumstances to cause intimidation to the enemy and encouragement to the captor, shall be alone entitled to share as joint captors.

After having deducted the portion set apart as aforesaid for Our Allies, a distribution, so far as regards Her Majesty's Forces, shall be as follows:

The flag officer or officers shall have one-twentieth part of the whole net proceeds arising from prizes captured from the enemy, by any of the ships or vessels under his or their command, and of the rewards conferred for the same, according to the following conditions and modifications, save and except as hereinafter provided and directed, that is to say:

When there is but one flag officer he shall have the entire one-twentieth part; when two flag offi- cers shall be sharing together, the chief shall have two-thirds, and the other flag officer shall have the remaining one-third of the one-twentieth part; and when there shall be more than two flag officers, the chief shall have one half of the said one-twentieth part and the remaining half shall be

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equally divided among the junior flag officers; commodores of the first class and captains of the fleet to share as flag officers: provided always that no flag officer, unless actually on board any of Our ships or vessels of war, and at the actual taking, sinking, burning or otherwise destroying any ship or ships of war, privateer or privateers, belonging to the enemy, shall share in the distribution of any head money or bounty money granted as a reward for taking, sinking, burning, or otherwise destroy- ing any such ship or vessel of the enemy.

That no flag officer commanding in any port in the United Kingdom shall share in the proceeds of any prize captured from the enemy, by any ship or vessel which shall sail from or leave such port by order of the Lord High Admiral, or of our Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral.

That when ships or vessels under the command of several flag officers belonging to separate stations shall be joint captors, each flag officer shall receive a proportion of one-twentieth part, according to the number of officers and men present under the command of each such flag officer; and when any ship or vessel under orders from the Lord High Admiral, or from Our Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, are joint captors with other ships, or vessels under a flag or flags, the like regulations as to the apportionment of the flag share to the flag officer or officers is to be observed. With reference to flag officers, it is to be noted that when an inferior flag officer is sent to rein- force a superior officer on any station, the superior flag officer shall not share in any prize taken by the inferior flag officer before he has arrived within the limits of that station, unless the inferior officer shall have received some order directly from, and shall be acting in execution of some order issued by, such superior flag officer.

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No chief flag officer quitting any station, except upon some definite urgent service, and with the intention of returning to the station as soon as such service is performed, shall share in any prize taken by Our ships or vessels left behind, after he has passed the limits of the station, or after he has surrendered the command to another flag officer appointed by the Admiralty to command in chief upon such station.

An inferior flag officer quitting any station (except when detached by orders from his commander- in-chief upon a special service, accompanied with orders to return to such station as soon as the ser- vice has been performed,) shall have no share in prizes taken by the ships and vessels remaining on the station, after he has passed the limits thereof. In like manner, flag officers remaining on such station shall not share in the prizes taken by such inferior officer, or by ships or vessels under his im- mediate command, after he has quitted the limits of the station, except he has been detached as afore- said.

A commander-in-chief or other flag officer belonging to any station shall not share in any prize or prizes taken out of the limits of that station by any ship or vessel under the command of a flag officer of

any other station, or under orders from Our Commissioners of the Admiralty, unless such comman- chief or flag officer is expressly authorised by Our said Commissioners to take the command of station in which the prize or prizes is or are taken, and shall actually have taken upon him such command.

Every commodore having a captain under him shall be esteemed a flag officer with respect to the twentieth part of prizes taken, whether he be commanding-in-chief or serving under command.

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The first captain to the admiral and commander-in-chief of Our fleet, and also the first captain to any flag officer appointed to command a fleet of ten ships of the line or upwards, shall be deemed to be a flag officer for the purpose of sharing in prize, and shall be entitled to share therein as the junior flag officer of such fleet.

Any officer on board any of Our ships of war at the time of capturing any prize or prizes, who shall have more commissions than one, shall be entitled only to share in such prize or prizes according to the share alloted to him by the above-mentioned distribution in respect to his superior commission or office.

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And with reference to other officers it is to be noted that a captain, commander, or other com- manding officer of a ship or vessel, shall be deemed to be under the command of a flag, when he shall have received some order from, or be acting in the execution of some order issued by, a flag officer, whether he be, or be not within the limits of the station of such flag officer; and in the event of his be- ing directed to join a flag officer on any station he shall be deemed to be under the command of such flag officer from the time when he arrives within the limits of the station, which circumstance is al- ways to be carefully noted in the log book; and it shall be considered that he continues under the flag officer of such station, until he shall have received some order directly from or be acting in the execution of some order issued by some other flag officer, duly authorized, or by the Lord High Ad- miral, or Our Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral.

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And We hereby direct, that the captain, commander, lieutenant commanding, master command- ing, or r any other officer, duly commanding any ship, sloop or vessel of war, singly taken any prize from the enemy, that is to say, the officer actually in command at the time, shall have one eighth of remainder, or if there is no flag, one-eighth of the entire net proceeds, except that if the single capturing ship be a rated ship, having a commander under the captain, the commander shall take a portion of the one-eighth part, as if he were commander of a sloop, according to the proportion here- inafter set forth; and if more than one commanding officer of the same rank of command shall be entitled to share as joint captors, the one-eighth shall be equally divided between them; but when captains, commanders, lieutenants commanding, and masters commanding respectively Our ships and vessels of war, and commanders under captains in rated ships shall share together in whatever variety of combination, the one-eighth shall be so divided into parts for a graduated apportionment as to provide for each captain receiving six parts; each commander of a sloop, or commander under a cap- tain in a rated ship, three parts; and each lieutenant commanding, or master commanding, or other

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officer actually commanding a small vessel of war, two parts; which We hereby direct shall be the proportion in which they shall respectively share; commodores of the second class and field officers of marines, or of land forces serving as marines, doing duty as field officers, above the rank of major, to share as captains; and field officers of marines, or of land forces serving as marines, and doing duty in the rank of major, to share as commanders of sloops.

And we further direct, that after provision shall thus have been made for the flag share (if any) and for the portion of the commanding officer or officers, and others, as above specified, the remainder of the net proceeds shall be distributed in ten classes, so that each officer, man, and boy, composing the rest of the complements of Our ships, sloops, and vessels of war, and actually on board at the time of any such capture, and every person present and assisting, shall receive shares or a share according to his class, as set forth in the following scale

First Class.--Master of the fleet, inspector of steam machinery afloat, when embarked with a fleet, medical inspector, or deputy medical inspector, when embarked with a fleet, forty-five shares each.

Second Class.-Senior lieutenants of a rated ship, not bearing a commander, under the captain, se- cretary to the admiral of the fleet or admiral commanding in chief:-Thirty-five shares each.

Third Class.-Sea lieutenant, master, captain of marines, of marine artillery, or of land forces do- ing duty as marines, whether having higher brevet rank or not, secretary to an admiral, or to a com- modore of the first class, not commanding in chief, chief engineer:-Twenty-eight shares each.

Fourth Class.-Lieutenant or quartermaster of marines, lieutenant of marine artillery, lieutenant, quartermaster, or ensign, of land forces doing duty as marines, secretary to a commodore of the se- cond class, chaplain, surgeon, paymaster, naval instructor, mate, assistant-surgeon, second master, clerk in charge, passed clerk, assistant engineer, gunner, boatswain, carpenter :-Eighteen shares each.

Fifth Class.Midshipman, master's assistant pilot, clerk (not passed,) master-at-arms, chief ner's mate, chief boatswain's mate, chief carpenter's mate, chief captain of the forecastle, admiral's gun- coxswain, chief quartermaster, seaman's schoolmaster, ship's steward, ship's cook :-Ten shares each. ` Sixth Class.--Naval cadets, clerk's assistant, captain's coxswain, ship's corporal, quartermaster, gunner's mate, boatswain's mate, captain of the forecastle, captain of the afterguard, captain of the hold, captain of the maintop, captain of the foretop, coxswain of the launch, sailmaker, ropemaker, caulker, leading stoker, blacksmith, serjeant of marines, of marine artillery, or of land forces doing duty as marines :-Nine shares each.

Seventh Class.-Captain of the mast, captain of the mizentop, yeoman of the signals, coxswain of the barge, coxswain of the pinnace, coxswain of the cutter, second captain of the forecastle, second captain of the maintop, second captain of the foretop, second captain of the afterguard, sailmaker's mate, caulker's mate, musician, cooper, armourer, corporal of marines or of land forces doing duty as marines, bombardier of marine artillery, head krooman :-Six shares each.

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Eight Class.-Leading seamen, shipwright, second captain of the hold, able seaman, carpenter's crew, sailmaker's crew, cooper's crew, armourer's crew, yeoman of the store rooms, steward's assist- ant, ordinary seaman, blacksmith's mate, private and fifer of marines, or of land forces doing duty as marines, gunner of marine artillery, painter, stoker, coal trimmer, second head krooman, sick berth attendant, bandsman, tailor, butcher :-Three shares each,

Ninth Class.-Cook's mate, ship's steward's boy, admiral's domestic, superintendent's domestic, admiral's steward and cook, captain's steward and cook, ward-room and gun-room steward and cook, subordinate officers' steward and cook, commander's servant, secretary's servant, second class ordina- ry seaman, assistant stoker, barber, boy of the first class, first and second class krooman, supernum- eraries, except as hereinafter provided, persons borne merely as passengers, and not declining to render assistance on occasion of capture :-Two shares each.

Tenth Class.-Boy below first class :— -One share.

'All supernumeraries holding ranks in the service above the ranks or ratings specified in the fifth class of this Our Proclamation, who have been ordered to do duty in any of our ships or vessels, by the Lord High Admiral, or by our Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, by the senior officer of the fleet or squadron, or if none senior, then by the captain or commanding officer of the capturing ship or vessel, if not by special authority employed in higher capacities, shall share according to the rank which they respectively hold in the service; but in all cases to qualify them for so sharing, and not merely as supernumeraries in the ninth class, due notation of their be- ing thus respectively ordered to do duty must have been made on the muster books.

And with respect to supernumeraries of ratings in the service, below the denominations of those specified in the fourth class of this, Our Proclamation, and who at full victuals are engaged in the ordinary duties of the ship, it is Our will and pleasure that they shall always share according to the ratings which they bear in the service.

And, in order that Our Royal intentions herein may be duly carried into effect, We further direct that when any capture is made from the enemy, the captains or commanding officers of Our ships or vessels of war making the same shall transmit, or cause to be transmitted, as soon as may be, to the Secretary to the Admiralty, a true and perfect list of all the officers, seamen, and marines, soldier and others, who were actually on board on the occasion, accompanied by a separate list, containing the names of those belonging to the crew who were absent on duty or otherwise at the time, specify- ing the cause of such absence, each list to contain the quality of the service of each person, together with the respective descriptions of men, taken from the description book of the ship or vessel, and their several ratings, to be subscribed by the captain or commanding officer, and three or four more of the chief officers on board.

And when the list of those actually on board, and the separate list of persons absent, though be- longing to the ship or vessel, shall have been verified, on examination with the muster books lodged as official records, the Accountant-General of Our Navy shall, upon request, grant to the agent or

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agents, nominated or appointed by the captors, a certificate that such lists are correct, or have been corrected, as occasion may require, in order that distribution of the prize or other proceeds may be duly made.

And in the event of difficulty arising with respect to any of the regulations hereby ordered, or if any case should occur not herein provided for, or not sufficiently provided for, We are pleased hereby to authorise the Lord High Admiral, or Our Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, for the time being, to issue such directions thereupon as may appear just and expedient, which directions shall have the same force and effect as if specially provided for in this Our Royal Proclamation.

Given at Our Court at Buckingham Palace, this twenty-ninth day of March, in the year of our

Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, and in the seventeenth year of Our reign.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE in en, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, vnt.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant.

be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

JOHN BOWRING.

By Order,

PROCLAMATION.

W, CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

By His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

WHEREAS the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 3 of 1853, entitled An Ordinance to extend the duties of Chinese Tepos appointed under Ordinance No. 13 of 1844, to determine their Emoluments, and to provide for the amicable settlement of Civil Suits among the Chinese Population of Hongkong; and likewise Ordinance No. 4 of 1853, entitled An Ordinance to amend Ordinances Nos. 11 of 1844 and 5 of 1845, and to improve the Regulations for the Sale of Spirituous Liquors by Chinese, and the Reg-- ulations for the Retail and Preparation of Opium :---

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Now, therefore it is hereby declared that the said Ordinances have been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 22d day of May, 1854.

JOHN BOWRING.

PROCLAMATION.

His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, on the occasion of the Birthday of Her Most Gracious Majesty, is pleased, in the name and on the behalf of the QUEEN, to grant a Free Pardon to Eetum, Saleemen, Oong-ah-foong, and Joze Alvares, at present confined in the Gaol of this Colony.

By His Excellency's Command,

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 24th day of May, 1854.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

No. 36.

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VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE in en, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, vnt.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant.

be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

JOHN BOWRING.

By Order,

PROCLAMATION.

W, CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

By His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

WHEREAS the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 3 of 1853, entitled An Ordinance to extend the duties of Chinese Tepos appointed under Ordinance No. 13 of 1844, to determine their Emoluments, and to provide for the amicable settlement of Civil Suits among the Chinese Population of Hongkong; and likewise Ordinance No. 4 of 1853, entitled An Ordinance to amend Ordinances Nos. 11 of 1844 and 5 of 1845, and to improve the Regulations for the Sale of Spirituous Liquors by Chinese, and the Reg-- ulations for the Retail and Preparation of Opium :---

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Now, therefore it is hereby declared that the said Ordinances have been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 22d day of May, 1854.

JOHN BOWRING.

PROCLAMATION.

His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, on the occasion of the Birthday of Her Most Gracious Majesty, is pleased, in the name and on the behalf of the QUEEN, to grant a Free Pardon to Eetum, Saleemen, Oong-ah-foong, and Joze Alvares, at present confined in the Gaol of this Colony.

By His Excellency's Command,

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 24th day of May, 1854.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

During the absence of the Honorable W. T. Mercer, Esquire, the duties of Colonial Secretary and Auditor-General, will be performed by The Honorable C. B. Hillier, Esquire.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief has been pleased to appoint Mr. E. R. Michell, to be Harbour Master, pending the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government.

By Order,

NOTICE.

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-six Chinese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Acting Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th March, 1854,

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the MALTA, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Monday, the 5th June, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

26th May, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. TH

THE PENINSULAR & Oriental STEAM NAVIGATION COм- PANY'S Steam-ship MALTA, Captain PURCHASE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday the 6th June, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 4th, SPECIE until Noon on the 5th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 5th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 27th May, 1854.

TH

NOTICE.

HE Next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION Will be held on Friday, the 2d day of June, 1854, at 12 o'clock noon.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER. Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

ПONNAGE required for the CONVEYANCE, from

THongkong to the River Thames, for the detail of

TROOPS as follows, viz :—

Officer, Rank & File. Women. Children

Invalids,

Royal Sappers and Miners,

23

25

2

4

11

The above detail of Troops (which may slightly vary in number before the day of embarkation) to be provided by the Master with the usual regulated RATION while embarked, and the Vessel to be provided with a SURGEON, and to be fitted with HOSPITAL ACCOMMODATION and Con- VENIENCES, for Service of the Invalids, in addition to what is required for Troops in good health.

TENDERS will be received (endorsed Tenders for Troops) until Noon of WEDNESDAY the 31st instant, which are to specify the Rates for each class of persons, and Parties proposing to tender may obtain full information on any previous day, at the Office of the undersigned, from 10 A.M. until 3 P.M.

CHARLES PARKER, Commander R. N., Naval Officer in Charge of Stores.

Her Majesty's Naval Yard, Hongkong, 18th May, 1854.

AN

WANTED.

N ORGANIST for ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL.-Salary $20 per mensem.-Duties and Conditions to be ascertained by application to the Hon. W. T. MERCER, Esq., at the Government Offices, or to a Trustee at the Cathedral, between the hours of 5 and 6 on Saturdays.

4th May, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 37.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

OIT.

Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of G VOVENN MEIN A COAS Bring ceased on the 21st instant. -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honorable C. B. Hillier, Esq., having been appointed a provisional Member of the Executive Council of the Colony has been this day sworn in accordingly.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 29th May, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honorable W. T. Bridges, Esq., Walter Henry Medhurst, Esq., Robert Crawford Antrobus, Esq., John Dent, Esq., William Potter Livingston, Esq., Robert Scott Walker, Esq., William Lamond, Esq., and Charles Frederick Still, Esq., having been nominated by His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief to be Justices of the Peace for the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, were sworn in accordingly.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th May, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following extract from a Circular, lately addressed to the Inhabitants of Hongkong, is published for general information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 3d June, 1854.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

CIRCULAR.

145

(Corps of Wehmilers)

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th May, 1854.

The exigencies of the public service having compelled His Excellency The Rear-Admiral to withdraw for a time the protection afforded by a Naval Force, The Honorable the Lieutenant-Go- vernor has had under his anxious consideration the defenceless state of the Colony and the calamities that might ensue were it attacked in its present condition by the Naval power of an enemy or by one of the formidable piratical Fleets known to be in the neighbourhood.

The peculiar composition of the Chinese population of the place, renders probable also another danger of no minor importance, that of a combination of the vagrant Inhabitants for purposes of plunder whenever they may find the troops and the police engaged by the absorbing occupation of preparation for an enemy.

Under these circumstances The Lieutenant-Governor calls upon the faithful inhabitants of this Colony to lend him their aid in this emergency by forming themselves into a Corps of Volunteers for the defence of the lives and property of themselves and their families, on the occurrence of any of the abovementioned contingencies.

The Honorable Colonel Griffin, Commanding the Forces, has kindly promised to make the requisite arrangements for the equipment and drilling of the Corps.

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By Order,

(Signed,)

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

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Title.

Preamble.

A rate of Three

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. 1 of 1854.

BY The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine, Lieutenant-Governor Administering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong, and its Dependencies, with the advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE TO RAISE AN ADDITIONAL POLICE RATE.

[30th May, 1854.]

WHEREAS it is necessary that for a temporary period an Auxiliary Police Force should be kept on foot and maintained in this Colony for the preservation of the Lives and Property of the Inhabitants thereof :-

1. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by the Honorable the Lieutenant-Gov- per cent to be levi. ernor Administering the Government of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legis- ed forthwith for the lative Council thereof, That to defray the expenses of raising and maintaining an maintenance of an Auxiliary Police Force in this Colony in addition to the ordinary Police Rate Auxiliary Police.

assessed for the current year a rate be forthwith levied of Three per cent on the gross amount of the property included in the Police Rate Assessment, and that the Amount so levied be applied by the Officer Administering the Government of the Colony for the time being in and about the maintenance of the Auxiliary Police Force at his discretion.

An additional II. That if at the expiration of Three months from the passing of this Ordinance rate of Three per the Officer Administering the Government of this Colony for the time being shall cent may be levied deem it necessary for the express purposes of this Ordinance and for no other that if needed at the

a like sum of Three per cent should be levied, it shall be lawful for such Officer expiration of three months from the to cause such further sum to be levied. passing of this Or- dinance.

III. That should it so happen that it be found unnecessary to expend all the sums of money raised under this Ordinance for the purposes of the Auxiliary Police Surplus to be applied to dimi. Force and there remain a Balance unapplied of such monies such Balance shall be nish future Police expended solely in diminishing Police Rates hereafter to be raised in this Colony

and in no other manner whatsoever.

Rates.

Rate to be levied IV. That the Police Rate hereby ordered to be levied shall be forthwith levied in conformity with and enforced in the manner provided by the Ordinance No. 2 of 1845 for the Ordinance No. 2 levying and enforcement of the Annual Assessed Police Rate.

of 1845.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

this 30th Day of May, 1854. ·

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

W. CAINE.

انه برگر

CIRCULAR.

145

(Corps of Wehmilers)

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th May, 1854.

The exigencies of the public service having compelled His Excellency The Rear-Admiral to withdraw for a time the protection afforded by a Naval Force, The Honorable the Lieutenant-Go- vernor has had under his anxious consideration the defenceless state of the Colony and the calamities that might ensue were it attacked in its present condition by the Naval power of an enemy or by one of the formidable piratical Fleets known to be in the neighbourhood.

The peculiar composition of the Chinese population of the place, renders probable also another danger of no minor importance, that of a combination of the vagrant Inhabitants for purposes of plunder whenever they may find the troops and the police engaged by the absorbing occupation of preparation for an enemy.

Under these circumstances The Lieutenant-Governor calls upon the faithful inhabitants of this Colony to lend him their aid in this emergency by forming themselves into a Corps of Volunteers for the defence of the lives and property of themselves and their families, on the occurrence of any of the abovementioned contingencies.

The Honorable Colonel Griffin, Commanding the Forces, has kindly promised to make the requisite arrangements for the equipment and drilling of the Corps.

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By Order,

(Signed,)

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

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Title.

Preamble.

A rate of Three

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. 1 of 1854.

BY The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine, Lieutenant-Governor Administering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong, and its Dependencies, with the advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE TO RAISE AN ADDITIONAL POLICE RATE.

[30th May, 1854.]

WHEREAS it is necessary that for a temporary period an Auxiliary Police Force should be kept on foot and maintained in this Colony for the preservation of the Lives and Property of the Inhabitants thereof :-

1. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by the Honorable the Lieutenant-Gov- per cent to be levi. ernor Administering the Government of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legis- ed forthwith for the lative Council thereof, That to defray the expenses of raising and maintaining an maintenance of an Auxiliary Police Force in this Colony in addition to the ordinary Police Rate Auxiliary Police.

assessed for the current year a rate be forthwith levied of Three per cent on the gross amount of the property included in the Police Rate Assessment, and that the Amount so levied be applied by the Officer Administering the Government of the Colony for the time being in and about the maintenance of the Auxiliary Police Force at his discretion.

An additional II. That if at the expiration of Three months from the passing of this Ordinance rate of Three per the Officer Administering the Government of this Colony for the time being shall cent may be levied deem it necessary for the express purposes of this Ordinance and for no other that if needed at the

a like sum of Three per cent should be levied, it shall be lawful for such Officer expiration of three months from the to cause such further sum to be levied. passing of this Or- dinance.

III. That should it so happen that it be found unnecessary to expend all the sums of money raised under this Ordinance for the purposes of the Auxiliary Police Surplus to be applied to dimi. Force and there remain a Balance unapplied of such monies such Balance shall be nish future Police expended solely in diminishing Police Rates hereafter to be raised in this Colony

and in no other manner whatsoever.

Rates.

Rate to be levied IV. That the Police Rate hereby ordered to be levied shall be forthwith levied in conformity with and enforced in the manner provided by the Ordinance No. 2 of 1845 for the Ordinance No. 2 levying and enforcement of the Annual Assessed Police Rate.

of 1845.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

this 30th Day of May, 1854. ·

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

W. CAINE.

انه برگر

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POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE next GENERAL MAILS by the MALTA, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Monday, the 5th June, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

26th May, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

BANK ALSO,

BOMBAY MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULar & OrientAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship MALTA, Captain PURCHASE,

with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday the 6th June, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. м. on the 4th, SPECIE until Noon on the 5th, and PARCELS

until 2 P. x. on the 5th.”

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com pany's Office, Hongkong.

¡CONTENTS, AND VALUE ON PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

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A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Šhip- per to the Company's A gents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves. responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

1

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 27th May, 1854.85

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 38.

THE

DIEU

VET MONE

DROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following notice lately given to the Chinese Inhabitants is published for general information. The delay in collecting the ordinary police rate for the current quarter will of course extend to all rate-payers of whatever nation.

Colonial Secretary Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 10th June, 1854.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

WHEREAS it has become necessary to hire for a short period during the absence of the British Men-of-War an extra (number of Policemen to protect the Lives and Property of the Inhabitants and Whereas an Ordinance was passed empowering the Lieutenant-Governor to raise an additional rate of three per cent for the payment of such extra force; Notice is hereby given that the Collectors of Police Rate have been directed to levy the said Rate of three per cent accordingly: but as the Lieu- tenant-Governor trusts to be able in the course of one or two months to dispense with the services of this Auxiliary Force, and thus to be relieved from the necessity of exercising in full the powers vested in him by the aforesaid Ordinance, he has directed the Collectors to refrain for the present from levying the ordinary rate due for the current quarter, in the hope that it may be practicable ultimately to remit it wholly or in part.

The Lieutenant-Governor takes this opportunity of assuring the Inhabitants that the measures adopted for their protection are such as in his opinion should entirely allay the slight alarm caused by the departure of Her Majesty's Ships-of-war; and he urges upon all householders the desirability of strengthening by their influence that proper sense of security which it has been his aim to preserve unimpaired.

True Copy,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

kiwriteer Corps.

148

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honorable the Lieutenant-Governor desires to record the thanks of the Government to this Community for the prompt manner in which it has responded to his suggestion to form a Volunteer Corps for the protection of life and property; and he doubts not that so ready and energetic a manifestation of public spirit will have its due effect in supplying the partial want of confidence that recent events have inevitably caused.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 10th June, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER,

Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 8th June, 1854.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in

Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st May, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's- Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued...

.$105,270*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND, * Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st June, 1854.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie shown accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

(Signed,)

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

7th June, 1854.

NOTICE.

NOTICE.

A

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH

N EXTRA SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT underr Su JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M.,

its CRIMINAL JURISDICTION will be held on Thurs day, the 15th day of June instant, at 11 o'clock a.m.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

kiwriteer Corps.

148

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honorable the Lieutenant-Governor desires to record the thanks of the Government to this Community for the prompt manner in which it has responded to his suggestion to form a Volunteer Corps for the protection of life and property; and he doubts not that so ready and energetic a manifestation of public spirit will have its due effect in supplying the partial want of confidence that recent events have inevitably caused.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 10th June, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER,

Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 8th June, 1854.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in

Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st May, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's- Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued...

.$105,270*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND, * Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st June, 1854.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie shown accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

(Signed,)

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

7th June, 1854.

NOTICE.

NOTICE.

A

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH

N EXTRA SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT underr Su JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M.,

its CRIMINAL JURISDICTION will be held on Thurs day, the 15th day of June instant, at 11 o'clock a.m.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 38.

THE

DIEV

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

EXTRA.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of G GOVERNMENT GAZBaring ceased on the 21st instant, -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

W. CAINE.

PROCLAMATION.

evacuation of Russian

BY The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine, Lieutenant-Governor administering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong.

WHEREAS the Commands of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, requiring the immediate publication of the subjoined Order of the QUEEN in Council directing that Russian Merchant Vessels which at the time of the publication of the said Order shall be in any ports or places within any of Her Majesty's foreign or Colonial possessions shall be allowed thirty days from the time of the publication of that Order in such foreign or Colonial possessions for loading their cargoes and departing from such ports or places. I do hereby publish the said Order accordingly. And I do hereby declare that the time of such publication is the twelfth day of June Instant.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this twelfth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand

eight hundred and fifty four, and in the seventeenth year of Her Majesty's reign.

By the Command of The Honorable The Lieutenant-Governor.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

At the Court at Buckingham-Palace, the 7th day of April 1854.

PRESENT,

*

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Her Majesty being compelled to declare war against His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, and being desirous to lessen as much as possible the evils thereof, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that Russian merchant vessels which, at the time of the publication of this Order, shall be in any ports or places in Her Majesty's Indian territories, under the Government of the East India Company, or within any of Her Majesty's foreign or colonial possessions, shall be allowed thirty days from the time of the publication of this Order in such Indian territories, or foreign or colonial possession, for loading their cargoes and departing from such ports or places; and that such Russian merchant vessels, if met at sea by any

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No. 38.

THE

DIEV

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

EXTRA.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of G GOVERNMENT GAZBaring ceased on the 21st instant, -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

W. CAINE.

PROCLAMATION.

evacuation of Russian

BY The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine, Lieutenant-Governor administering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong.

WHEREAS the Commands of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, requiring the immediate publication of the subjoined Order of the QUEEN in Council directing that Russian Merchant Vessels which at the time of the publication of the said Order shall be in any ports or places within any of Her Majesty's foreign or Colonial possessions shall be allowed thirty days from the time of the publication of that Order in such foreign or Colonial possessions for loading their cargoes and departing from such ports or places. I do hereby publish the said Order accordingly. And I do hereby declare that the time of such publication is the twelfth day of June Instant.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this twelfth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand

eight hundred and fifty four, and in the seventeenth year of Her Majesty's reign.

By the Command of The Honorable The Lieutenant-Governor.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

At the Court at Buckingham-Palace, the 7th day of April 1854.

PRESENT,

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C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Her Majesty being compelled to declare war against His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, and being desirous to lessen as much as possible the evils thereof, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that Russian merchant vessels which, at the time of the publication of this Order, shall be in any ports or places in Her Majesty's Indian territories, under the Government of the East India Company, or within any of Her Majesty's foreign or colonial possessions, shall be allowed thirty days from the time of the publication of this Order in such Indian territories, or foreign or colonial possession, for loading their cargoes and departing from such ports or places; and that such Russian merchant vessels, if met at sea by any

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of Her Majesty's ships, shall be permitted to continue their voyage if, on examination of their papers, it shall appear that their cargoes were taken on board before the expiration of the above term. Provided that nothing herein contained shall extend, or be taken to extend, to Russian vessels having on board any officer in the military or naval service of the enemy, or any article prohibited or contraband of war, or any despatch of or to the Russian Government.

And it is hereby further ordered by Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council as aforesaid, that any Russian merchant vessel which, prior to the twentyninth day of March now last past, shall have sailed from any foreign port, bound for any port or place in any of Her Majesty's Indian territories, or foreign or colonial possessions, shall be permitted to enter such port or place, and to discharge her cargo, and afterwards forthwith to depart without molestation; and that any such vessel, if met at sea by any of Her Majesty's ships, shall be permitted to continue her voyage to any port not blockaded.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, the Lords Com- missioners of the Admiralty, and Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, the Right Honorable the Commissioners for the Affairs of India, and all governors, officers, and authorities, whom it may concern, in Her Majesty's East Indian, foreign, and colonial possessions, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

C. C. Gerville.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 39.

THE

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. THE

in for the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established,tant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that the Government Rents due for the current half year will be payable on the 24th instant, and for twenty one days following.

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria,

Hongkong, 17th June, 1854.

NOTICE.

The following Extract from the Fort St. George Gazette of the 9th May last is published for the information of Ship-Masters.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th June, 1854.

NOTICE TO MARINERS TOUCHING NAVIGATION IN THE VICINITY OF THE LACCADIVE, AND MALDIVA ARCHIPELAGO.

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In consequence of the wreck of the Ships Wuzeer and Hamoody on the Cherbaniani and Byramgore

Extract from the deposition made by Captain A. C. Barnes of the Barque "Hamoody" before C. F. Chamier, Esq. Head Assistant Collector of Canara on the 27th March 1854. "From observations taken on the wreck we made the Lon- gitude 71°-26" (the Chronometer being afterwards found perfectly correct in Tellicherry) while the wreck of the Byram- gore is laid down in Horsburgh's Chart in Longitude 71° 51'. "It is my opinion therefore that the Byramgore is considerably more to the West than it is laid down, or that the shoal on "which the "Hamoody" lies is a new formation.

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Extract from a letter from C. F. Chamier, Esq. dated Mangalore

28th March, 1854.

"I am only desirous of adding my conviction that the Cher- "baniani and Byramgore reefs are either not correctly laid down "in the Nautical Charts, or that there are peculiarities in the current, which are not generally known: and of advocating "the necessity of the results of the latest survey being published "for general information. As the Commanders of the "Wuzeer" "and" Hamoody were both men experienced in the navigation "of these seas, it is difficult, on any other supposition, to account "for their losing their Ships on shoals, with the danger of which they were well acquainted and of which they both believed that

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"their course would have made them clear."

The Ship" Wuzeer" 525 tons from Liverpool to Bombay was totally wrecked on the Cherbaniani reef about 3 A.M. on the 27th of March 1853-her Longitude by Chronometer at noon on the 26th placed her nearly ninety miles to the Westward of that shoal. The "Hamoody," 438 tons from Bombay and bound to the Mauritius was wrecked on the Byramgore shoal at 7 P.M. on the 16th of March, 1854.

Reefs, situated on the Western extrem- ity of the Laccadive group of islets and shoals, it will be seen, by notes quoted in the margin, that an erroneous idea is entertained that the respective position of those dangerous shoals is not correct- ly laid down in Horsburgh's Chart. It is, therefore, essentially necessary to warn Commanders of Ships against so fallacious an impression by a statement of such facts as will prove that those shoals have been most ably surveyed, and are delineated with the utmost care and precision.

As, however, some Commanders of Ships may not be provided with the latest edition of either Horsburgh's Sail- ing Directory or Charts, their attention, is, in the first place, directed to the fol- lowing important communication which was repeatedly published in the Govern- ment Gazette and public Journals at the three Presidencies.

No. 39.

THE

DIEU

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. THE

in for the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established,tant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified, that the Government Rents due for the current half year will be payable on the 24th instant, and for twenty one days following.

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria,

Hongkong, 17th June, 1854.

NOTICE.

The following Extract from the Fort St. George Gazette of the 9th May last is published for the information of Ship-Masters.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th June, 1854.

NOTICE TO MARINERS TOUCHING NAVIGATION IN THE VICINITY OF THE LACCADIVE, AND MALDIVA ARCHIPELAGO.

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In consequence of the wreck of the Ships Wuzeer and Hamoody on the Cherbaniani and Byramgore

Extract from the deposition made by Captain A. C. Barnes of the Barque "Hamoody" before C. F. Chamier, Esq. Head Assistant Collector of Canara on the 27th March 1854. "From observations taken on the wreck we made the Lon- gitude 71°-26" (the Chronometer being afterwards found perfectly correct in Tellicherry) while the wreck of the Byram- gore is laid down in Horsburgh's Chart in Longitude 71° 51'. "It is my opinion therefore that the Byramgore is considerably more to the West than it is laid down, or that the shoal on "which the "Hamoody" lies is a new formation.

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Extract from a letter from C. F. Chamier, Esq. dated Mangalore

28th March, 1854.

"I am only desirous of adding my conviction that the Cher- "baniani and Byramgore reefs are either not correctly laid down "in the Nautical Charts, or that there are peculiarities in the current, which are not generally known: and of advocating "the necessity of the results of the latest survey being published "for general information. As the Commanders of the "Wuzeer" "and" Hamoody were both men experienced in the navigation "of these seas, it is difficult, on any other supposition, to account "for their losing their Ships on shoals, with the danger of which they were well acquainted and of which they both believed that

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"their course would have made them clear."

The Ship" Wuzeer" 525 tons from Liverpool to Bombay was totally wrecked on the Cherbaniani reef about 3 A.M. on the 27th of March 1853-her Longitude by Chronometer at noon on the 26th placed her nearly ninety miles to the Westward of that shoal. The "Hamoody," 438 tons from Bombay and bound to the Mauritius was wrecked on the Byramgore shoal at 7 P.M. on the 16th of March, 1854.

Reefs, situated on the Western extrem- ity of the Laccadive group of islets and shoals, it will be seen, by notes quoted in the margin, that an erroneous idea is entertained that the respective position of those dangerous shoals is not correct- ly laid down in Horsburgh's Chart. It is, therefore, essentially necessary to warn Commanders of Ships against so fallacious an impression by a statement of such facts as will prove that those shoals have been most ably surveyed, and are delineated with the utmost care and precision.

As, however, some Commanders of Ships may not be provided with the latest edition of either Horsburgh's Sail- ing Directory or Charts, their attention, is, in the first place, directed to the fol- lowing important communication which was repeatedly published in the Govern- ment Gazette and public Journals at the three Presidencies.

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FORT ST. GEORGE: December 13th, 1844, The following letter, pointing out an error in the position assigned in the Charts to the Laccadive Islands and the shoals in their vicinity, is published for general information.

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To Captain John Pepper,

No. 199 of 1844.

Acting Superintendent of the I. Navy.

Sir,-I beg to bring to your notice that on the arrival report of the Barque Falcon on the 8th instant, it is stated that the Vessel struck on the Byramgore shoal, of the Laccadives, when, by her reckoning, her "latitude was 12°-1' North, and longitude 71°-40′ East of Greenwich, and recently, another vessel, the Ceylon, bound to this Port, was wrecked on the Cherbaniani Bank, when, by her reckoning her latitude was 12°22′ North, and longitude 71°-51′ East. In the first case the position of the vessel would appear to the Commander to be 23 miles to the Westward of the shoal, and in the second case 18′—20."

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'My object in addressing you, is to point out, that the dangers of the Laccadive group, are all placed 18 "miles of longitude too much Easterly, on the Chart of the most recent survey, executed by Captain Moresby of the Indian Navy, in 1828, an error which is likely to prove fatal to some Ships, passing to the Westward "of the group on their passage to this Port. In justice to Captain Moresby, I would state, that the error "arises from the longitude of Mangalore Flag Staff at the time af the survey, being allowed to be 18'-18" to "the Eastward of the correct position, as determined by the grand trigonometrical operations with reference "to the longitude of Madras Observatory. The first station at the Laccadives, was the Cherbaniani bank, " and the distance between it, and Mangalore Flag Staff was determined by Chronometric admeasurement, "after which all the other Islands and dangers were determined from the Cherbaniani bank, consequently "the relative bearings, and distances of each must be correct, but the erroneous longitude East of Greenwich "affects the whole.

"I would beg to suggest, that notice be given to Ship Masters, (who may be navigating by that Chart) "of the necessity of deducting 183 miles of longitude, from the positions assigned to the banks and islands "of the Laccadives, to obtain their correct positions."

Master Attendant's Office, Bombay,}

11th November, 1844.

I have &c.

(Signed) DAN. ROSS,

Master Attendant.

Published by order of the Most Noble the Governor in Council.

(Signed) J. F. THOMAS,

Acting Chief Secretary.

A due attention to the foregoing notice would put those Commanders on their guard who are na- vigating with Charts and sailing directions antecedent to the date thereof, but it is their bounden duty at every port of their departure to search for and obtain every nautical information of the very latest date for guidance on their intended voyage.

Such a needful enquiry would have enabled the Commanders of the Wuzeer and Hamoody to provide themselves with Captain Moresby's excellent Chart of the Laccadives, corrected and publish- ed in 1845 wherein the Shoals referred to are thus laid down.

Latitude.

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51.

71. 55. 30 E. 71. 56. 30

71.

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71. 45. 40 71. 54.

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N. W. extreme.......12. 22. 30 N. S. W.

....12. 15. 30 Northern extreme...11. 59. ...11. 55. South eastern ...11.

Cherbaniani

Byramgore N. W

47.

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To this Chart the following notice is appended.

In the present Edition the Longitudes have been corrected by the Trigonometrical Survey of India- according to which Mangalore Flag Staff is 5° 25′ 22" West of Madras Observatory which is assumed to be 80° 14′ 15′′ East of Greenwich, the Longitude of Mangalore will therefore be in 74° 48′ 53′′ East."

Chart Office, East India House 1845.

And, in the 4th Edition of Raper's excellent treatise on Navigation, the foregoing Shoals are thus laid down.

Cherbaniani-South end dry sand........

Byramgore-Wreck on south part..

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.12. 16 N. .11. 48

71. 56 E. 71. 50

And in the last Edition of Horsburgh's East India Directory at page 496-7; It is notified that a Chart of the entire group of the Laccadiva from the survey of Captain Moresby, corrected to the year 1850, is published by the East India Company, and the following description is given from this Chart and the remarks of that Officer.

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"Cherbaniani or Beleapani reef of Coral rocks, visible at low water, is dangerous to approach, having no soundings half a mile off; and on the Northern and Southern extremities there are two sand banks about 8 "feet above high water mark; the extent of the reef is 8 miles or from Latitude 12° 16' to 12° 24′ N., its "western edge preserving nearly a straight line N. W. and S. E., and the Eastern edge forms a semi- "circle from the North and South points of 3 or 4 miles in breadth. The South point is in Longitude 71° "53' East. The flood was found to run N.W. and the ebb S.E. 1 mile per hour on the springs; high water

at 11 hours on full and change of the moon.

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Byramgore or Chereapani reef is, including its bank, 12 miles long, (N. N.W. and S. S.E.) and about 5 "miles wide, having its South point in Latitude 11° 58' N.,* Longitude 71° 50' E.

The bank which is very

steep, closely surrounds the reef except to the North Eastward where it projects 3 miles beyond it with soundings from 4 to 8 fathoms. The Coral rocks forming the reef are just discernible at low water "and the bottom is distinctly visible on the bank; but as there are no soundings near this or the Cher- "baniani reef the approach to them is very dangerous, as the noise of the Surf could not be heard unless a Ship was to leeward in calm weather, and the current frequently sets 12 or 15 miles during the night in "uncertain directions although usually between S.E. and S.W. during the months of February, March and

April."

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Commanders of Ships, when consulting the best authorities for their guidance, would do well to bear in mind at all times that the force and direction of the wind, and the heave of the Sea have more or less effect on the set and velocity of the current; and to be on the safe side (especially hen in the vicinity of Rocks and Shoals, so steep to as arc the Laccadive, the Maldiva and the

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Chagos Archipelago where no soundings can be obtained within half a mile,) it should be an inva- riable rule, in the calculation of a Ship's true position, to make allowance for a more than ordinary set of the current, and when at all doubtful where he really is, every Navigator should haul off and give Rocks and Shoals a very wide berth.

If these instructions are carefully attended to, and if Commanders of Ships are furnished with good and well regulated Chronometers, and well adjusted instruments, and always insist upon a vigilant look out by day and night, there can be no fear of such disastrous results as have too fre- quently sullied the reputation of the Mercantile Marine.

† The Ship" Banker's Daughter” of 1,121 tons from Mel- bourne to Bombay was totally wrecked on a reef near the Male Atoll on the 30th December 1853-Crew saved.

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The foregoing remarks and observations apply with equal force to the Navigation of Seas adjacent to the Maldive and Chagos Archipelago where many Vessel have been wrecked either through an error in their reckoning or in conse- and imperfect Charts. And the Ships quence of their being navigated by old

named in the margint were very recent- ly lost on the Western edge of the Mal- divas. The whole of these remarkable

Charts have been published of each and dangerous Islets and Shoals were

The Ship “ Hosannah” of 480 tons from Bombay to Mauri- tius was also wrecked in the same vicinity on the 10th of Febru- ary 1854-Crew saved.

surveyed by Captain Moresby in 1828-1834 and 1837, and group.

Commanders should, therefore, provide themselves with the most recent and correct Edition of those Charts and the last Edition of Horsburgh's East India Directory which contains much new and valuable information.

N.B.-The Longitude of the Islands and dangers, herein given, assume Bombay Light House to be in Longi- tude 72° 48' 4" E.

* This is an inadvertent mistake or misprint; and should be having its North point in Latitude 11° 58' N. Master Attendant's Office.

Madras, 12th April 1853:

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NOTICE.

CHRIS. BIDEN,

Master Attendant.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-nine Chinese Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

THE

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th June, 1854.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS by the SINGAPORE, |

will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Wednesday, the 21st instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

14th June, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON; ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

THE

THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship SINGAPORE, Captain BAKER,

with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo,

22d June, at 2 P. M. will leave this for the above Places, on Thursday the

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 20th, SPECIE until Noon on the 21st, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 21st.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness'in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 17th June, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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Chagos Archipelago where no soundings can be obtained within half a mile,) it should be an inva- riable rule, in the calculation of a Ship's true position, to make allowance for a more than ordinary set of the current, and when at all doubtful where he really is, every Navigator should haul off and give Rocks and Shoals a very wide berth.

If these instructions are carefully attended to, and if Commanders of Ships are furnished with good and well regulated Chronometers, and well adjusted instruments, and always insist upon a vigilant look out by day and night, there can be no fear of such disastrous results as have too fre- quently sullied the reputation of the Mercantile Marine.

† The Ship" Banker's Daughter” of 1,121 tons from Mel- bourne to Bombay was totally wrecked on a reef near the Male Atoll on the 30th December 1853-Crew saved.

1

The foregoing remarks and observations apply with equal force to the Navigation of Seas adjacent to the Maldive and Chagos Archipelago where many Vessel have been wrecked either through an error in their reckoning or in conse- and imperfect Charts. And the Ships quence of their being navigated by old

named in the margint were very recent- ly lost on the Western edge of the Mal- divas. The whole of these remarkable

Charts have been published of each and dangerous Islets and Shoals were

The Ship “ Hosannah” of 480 tons from Bombay to Mauri- tius was also wrecked in the same vicinity on the 10th of Febru- ary 1854-Crew saved.

surveyed by Captain Moresby in 1828-1834 and 1837, and group.

Commanders should, therefore, provide themselves with the most recent and correct Edition of those Charts and the last Edition of Horsburgh's East India Directory which contains much new and valuable information.

N.B.-The Longitude of the Islands and dangers, herein given, assume Bombay Light House to be in Longi- tude 72° 48' 4" E.

* This is an inadvertent mistake or misprint; and should be having its North point in Latitude 11° 58' N. Master Attendant's Office.

Madras, 12th April 1853:

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NOTICE.

CHRIS. BIDEN,

Master Attendant.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-nine Chinese Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

THE

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th June, 1854.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS by the SINGAPORE, |

will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Wednesday, the 21st instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

14th June, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON; ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

THE

THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship SINGAPORE, Captain BAKER,

with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo,

22d June, at 2 P. M. will leave this for the above Places, on Thursday the

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 20th, SPECIE until Noon on the 21st, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 21st.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness'in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 17th June, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 40.

THE

DIEU

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contracts hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

W. CAINE.

By Order,

PROCLAMATION.

C

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

BY The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine, Lieutenant-Governor Administering the Government of Hongkong and its dependencies.

The sentence of death passed on Chun-cheong-she,” alias “ Chun-achoe," at the Criminal Sessions of the Supreme Court held on the 15th Instant, has been commuted to transportation for life.

By Command of The Honorable The Lieutenant-Governor,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong,

the 22d day of June, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Government Rents due for the current half year will be payable on the 24th instant, and for twenty one days following.

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria,

Hongkong, 17th June, 1854.

NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-nine Chinese Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th June, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT Strachan, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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No. 41.

THE

DIEV

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ROIT.

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE infor, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

William Henry Mitchell, Esquire, Assistant Magistrate, Sheriff and Coroner, has returned to the Colony and resumed his duties.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th June, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honorable The Lieutenant-Governor Administering the Government has been pleased to direct the publication of the subjoined documents-namely.-

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1. Order by The Lords of Her Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council dated the 11th day of April last.

2. Treasury Minute dated the 13th day of April last.

3. Two Orders of Her Majesty in Council dated the 15th day of April last.

4. Order by The Lords of Her Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council dated the 24th day of April last.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th June, 1854.

At the Council-Chamber, Whitehall, the 11th day of April, 1854.

By the Lords of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Lords of the Council having taken into consideration certain applications for leave to export arms, ammunition, military and naval stores, &c., being articles of which the exportation is prohib- ited by Her Majesty's Proclamation of February eighteenth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty- four; their Lordships are pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, that permission should be granted by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to export the articles so prohibited to be carried coastwise to ports in the United Kingdom, and likewise to all places in North and South America, except the Russian possessions in North America; to the coast of Africa, West of the Straits of Gibraltar, and round the South and East coast of Africa; to the whole coast of Asia

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not within the Mediterranean Sea or the Persian Gulf, and not being part of the Russian territories to the whole of Australia, and to all British colonies within the limits aforesaid, 'upon taking a bond from the persons exporting such prohibited articles that they shall be landed and entered at the port of destination; and that all further permission to export such articles to other parts of the world be only granted upon application to the Lords of the Council at this Board.

C. C. Greville.

COPY OF A TREASURY Minute dated 13th April, 1854.

Read a letter from the Clerk to the Council in Waiting, transmitting an order in Council, relative to granting Permissions for exportation of Prohibited Articles within certain limits.

Transmit a Copy of this Letter and of the Order in Council to the Commissioners of Customs for their information and guidance.

State, that their Lordships authorize the Commissioners to permit the exportation of the Articles adverted to in the Order in Council to be carried coastwise to Ports in the United Kingdom, and also to places abroad, situated within the Geographical limits described in the Order in Council, in all cases in which the Commissioners of Customs shall not see reason to suspect the existence of a clandestine intention to transmit the Articles to places other than those indicated by the Applicants. The Commissioners of Customs will observe that a Bond is in all cases to be taken from the Persons exporting the Articles, that they shall be landed and entered at the port of destination. And my Lords desire that the Exporters may be informed that they will be expected to obtain and transmit to the Commissioners of Customs, within the period named in the Bond (which will be fixed by the Commissioners of Customs), certificates of landing and entry as follows :-

In the case of the United Kingdom. Principal Officer of Customs.

From the Collector or other

Of a British Possession abroad.

From the Collector of Customs, Governor, or other constituted Authority..

Of Foreign Parts.

;

From the British Consul or Consular Agent, or, if there be no such functionary, under the hand. of the Chief Magistrate, or other Principal National Public Functionary there.

My Lords desire that the Commissioners will take the requisite steps to secure the due fulfilment of the Conditions of the Bond in conformity with the Regulations above described; and that they will consider these Instructions as superseding all former directions which have been given on the subject.

Transmit a Copy of this Minute to the Clerk of the Council for the information of the Lords of Her Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council.

Transmit a Copy to Mr. Hammond, and request that he will move the Earl of Clarendon to give corresponding instructions to Her Majesty's Consuls abroad.

At the Court at Windsor, the 15th day of April, 1854,

PRESENT,

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

WHEREAS Her Majesty was graciously pleased, on the twenty-eigth day of March last, to issue Her Royal Declaration in the following terms:

"Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and Ireland, having been compelled to take up Arms in support of an Ally, is desirous of rendering the War as little onerous as possible to the Powers with whom she remains at Peace.

*

"To preserve the commerce of neutrals from all unnecessary obstruction, Her Majesty is willing, for the present, to waive a part of the belligerent rights appertaining to Her by the law of nations.

It is impossible for Her Majesty to forego the exercise of Her Right of seizing articles contraband of war, and of preventing neutrals from bearing the enemy's despatches, and she must, maintain the right of a belligerent to prevent neutrals from breaking any effective blockade which may be esta- blished, with an adequate force against the enemy's forts, harbours, or coasts.

Ce

But Her Majesty will waive the right of seizing enemy's property laden on board a neutral· vessel, unless it be contraband of war.

It is not Her Majesty's intention to claim the confiscation of neutral property, not being contra- band of war, found on board enemy's ships; and Her Majesty further declares, that being anxious to lessen as much as possible the evils of war, and to restrict its operations to the regularly organized forces of the country, it is not Her present intention to issue letters of marque for the commissioning

of privateers."

Now it is this day ordered, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, that all vessels under a neutral or friendly flag, being neutral or friendly property, shall be permitted to import into any port or place in Her Majesty's dominions all goods and merchandize whatsoever, to whomsoever the same may belong; and to export from any port or place in Her Majesty's dominions to any port not blockaded, any cargo or goods, not being contraband of war, or not requiring a special permission, to whomsoever the same may belong.

And Her Majesty is further, pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby further ordered that, save and except only as aforesaid, all the subjects of Her Majesty and the subjects or citizens of any neutral or friendly State shall and may, during and notwith- standing the present hostilities with Russia, freely trade with all ports and places wheresoever situate, which shall not be in a state of blockade, save and except that no British vessel shall under

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157

any circumstances whatsoever, either under or by virtue of this Order, or otherwise, be permitted or empowered to enter or communicate with any port or place which shall belong to or be in the possession or occupation of Her Majesty's enemies.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

C. C. Greville.

At the Court at Windsor, the 15th day of April, 1854,

PRESENT,

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

WHEREAS by an Order of Her Majesty in Council, of the twenty-ninth of March last, it was amongst other things ordered, "that any Russian merchant vessel which prior to the date of this Order shall have sailed from any foreign port, bound for any port or place fir Her Majesty's domin- ions, shall be permitted to enter such port or place and to discharge her cargo, and afterwards forthwith to depart without molestation, and that any such vessel, if met at sea by any of Her Majesty's ships, shall be permitted to continue her voyage to any port not blockaded."

And whereas Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her said Council, is now pleased to alter and extend such part of the said Order, it is hereby ordered, by and with such advice as aforesaid, as follows; that is to say:—that any Russian merchant vessel which, prior to the fifteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, shall have sailed from any port of Russia, situated either in or upon the shores or coast of the Baltic Sea or of the White Sea, bound for any port or place in Her Majesty's dominions, shall be permitted to enter such last-mentioned port or place, and to discharge her cargo, and afterwards forthwith to depart without molestation; and that any such vessel, if met at sea by any of Her Majesty's ships, shall be permitted to continue her voyage to any port not blockaded.

And Her Majesty is pleased, by and with the advice aforesaid, further to order, and it is hereby further ordered, that in all other respects Her Majesty's aforesaid Order in Council, of the twenty- ninth day of March last, shall be and remain in full force, effect, and operation.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, the Lords Com- missioners of the Admiralty, and the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

C. C. Greville.

At the Council-Chamber, Whitehall, the 24th day of April, 1854,

By the Lords of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

export of

The Lords of the Council, having taken into consideration certain applications for leave to export clec. various articles, of which the exportation is prohibited by Her Majesty's Proclamation of the 18th February, 1854, are pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, that the officers of Her Majesty's Customs do not hereafter prevent the export of any articles except only~

Gunpowder, Saltpetre, and Brimstone,

Arms and Ammunition,

Marine Engines and Boilers, and the component parts thereof.

And that such last-named articles be prohibited from export only when destined to any place in Europe north of Dunkirk or to any place in the Mediterranean Sea east of Malta; and that the officers of Her Majesty's Customs do permit the export of the said enumerated articles to any other part of the world, upon taking, from the persons exporting the same, a Bond, that they shall be landed and entered at the port of destination.

Whereof the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and officers of Her Majesty's Customs, and all other persons whom it may concern, are to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.

NOTICE.

C. C. Greville.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-nine Chinese Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Harbour Master.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th June, 1854.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

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any circumstances whatsoever, either under or by virtue of this Order, or otherwise, be permitted or empowered to enter or communicate with any port or place which shall belong to or be in the possession or occupation of Her Majesty's enemies.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

C. C. Greville.

At the Court at Windsor, the 15th day of April, 1854,

PRESENT,

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

WHEREAS by an Order of Her Majesty in Council, of the twenty-ninth of March last, it was amongst other things ordered, "that any Russian merchant vessel which prior to the date of this Order shall have sailed from any foreign port, bound for any port or place fir Her Majesty's domin- ions, shall be permitted to enter such port or place and to discharge her cargo, and afterwards forthwith to depart without molestation, and that any such vessel, if met at sea by any of Her Majesty's ships, shall be permitted to continue her voyage to any port not blockaded."

And whereas Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her said Council, is now pleased to alter and extend such part of the said Order, it is hereby ordered, by and with such advice as aforesaid, as follows; that is to say:—that any Russian merchant vessel which, prior to the fifteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, shall have sailed from any port of Russia, situated either in or upon the shores or coast of the Baltic Sea or of the White Sea, bound for any port or place in Her Majesty's dominions, shall be permitted to enter such last-mentioned port or place, and to discharge her cargo, and afterwards forthwith to depart without molestation; and that any such vessel, if met at sea by any of Her Majesty's ships, shall be permitted to continue her voyage to any port not blockaded.

And Her Majesty is pleased, by and with the advice aforesaid, further to order, and it is hereby further ordered, that in all other respects Her Majesty's aforesaid Order in Council, of the twenty- ninth day of March last, shall be and remain in full force, effect, and operation.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, the Lords Com- missioners of the Admiralty, and the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

C. C. Greville.

At the Council-Chamber, Whitehall, the 24th day of April, 1854,

By the Lords of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

export of

The Lords of the Council, having taken into consideration certain applications for leave to export clec. various articles, of which the exportation is prohibited by Her Majesty's Proclamation of the 18th February, 1854, are pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, that the officers of Her Majesty's Customs do not hereafter prevent the export of any articles except only~

Gunpowder, Saltpetre, and Brimstone,

Arms and Ammunition,

Marine Engines and Boilers, and the component parts thereof.

And that such last-named articles be prohibited from export only when destined to any place in Europe north of Dunkirk or to any place in the Mediterranean Sea east of Malta; and that the officers of Her Majesty's Customs do permit the export of the said enumerated articles to any other part of the world, upon taking, from the persons exporting the same, a Bond, that they shall be landed and entered at the port of destination.

Whereof the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and officers of Her Majesty's Customs, and all other persons whom it may concern, are to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.

NOTICE.

C. C. Greville.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-nine Chinese Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Harbour Master.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th June, 1854.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

THE

NOTICE

158

THE Next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION will be held on Friday, the 7th day of July, 1854, at 12 o'clock noon.

TH

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the CADIZ, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Wednesday, the 5th proximo; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

27th June, 1854.

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STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship CADIZ, Captain ROBERTS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Thursday the 6th July, at 2 P. M.

4th, SPECIE until Noon on the 5th, and PARCELS CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the until 2 P. M. on the 5th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PÄCKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 27th June, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

THE

NOTICE

158

THE Next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION will be held on Friday, the 7th day of July, 1854, at 12 o'clock noon.

TH

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the CADIZ, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Wednesday, the 5th proximo; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

27th June, 1854.

|

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship CADIZ, Captain ROBERTS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Thursday the 6th July, at 2 P. M.

4th, SPECIE until Noon on the 5th, and PARCELS CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the until 2 P. M. on the 5th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PÄCKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 27th June, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 42.

THE

DIEU

ET MONA

PROIT."

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTINATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

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Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honorable William T. Mercer, Esquire, Colonial Secretary and Auditor General having returned to the Colony, resumes this day the duties of his Office.

Mr. Mercer also resumes his seat in the Executive Council, filled during his temporary absence by the Honorable C. B. Hillier, Esquire.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 4th July, 1854.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade, &c., &c., directs it to be notified that the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through the Right Honorable the Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 1 of 1854, intituled An Ordinance for the prevention of Desertion amongst Her Majesty's Naval and Military Forces serving in the Colony of Hongkong or in China.

Superintendency of Trade, Shanghae, 24th June, 1854.

By Order,

G. W. CAINE,

In the absence of Mr. Officiating Secretary Medhurst.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 7th July, 1854.

No. 42.

THE

DIEU

ET MONA

PROIT."

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTINATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

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Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honorable William T. Mercer, Esquire, Colonial Secretary and Auditor General having returned to the Colony, resumes this day the duties of his Office.

Mr. Mercer also resumes his seat in the Executive Council, filled during his temporary absence by the Honorable C. B. Hillier, Esquire.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 4th July, 1854.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade, &c., &c., directs it to be notified that the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through the Right Honorable the Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 1 of 1854, intituled An Ordinance for the prevention of Desertion amongst Her Majesty's Naval and Military Forces serving in the Colony of Hongkong or in China.

Superintendency of Trade, Shanghae, 24th June, 1854.

By Order,

G. W. CAINE,

In the absence of Mr. Officiating Secretary Medhurst.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 7th July, 1854.

160

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation

the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 30th June, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,.

.$94,612*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND, * Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st July, 1854.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie shown accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

(Signed,)

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

6th July, 1854.

·

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Emigration Return is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 6th July, 1854.

Vessels Cleared Outwards from the Port of Hongkong with Chinese Passengers from the 1st January, to the 30th June, 1854.

TO AUSTRALIA.

TO CALIFORNIA.

DATE

NAME OF VESSEL

NUMBER OF PASSENGERS

DATE

NAME OF VESSEL

NUMBER OF PASSENGERS

Jan. 5 Rose of Sharon,

390 Jan. 13 Veronica,

300

6 Shamrock,

90

17 Robina,

400

13 George. Avery,

300

"

18 Wilhelmsburg,

500.

"

14 Knute Bonde,

12

20 Lorenz,

*250

"

19

J

27 Tremelga,

260

25 Isis,

470

"

Feb. 18 Cornwall,

260 Feb. 21

Orleano,

457

22 Matilde,

125

22

Lord Warriston,

750

25 Martha,

116 Mar. 6

Pathfinder,

200

27 Walter Morrice,

297

11

22

Jacoba Cornelia,

325

Mar. 3 Waldemar,

Apl. 1 Christian,

2 Hero,.

21 Time,

177 61

13

""

Deutschland,

450

Isabella Hercus,

386

وو

101

29

J. N. Gossler,

400

12 Apl. 5

Sophia,

269

7 Ellen,

196

8 Persia,

300

"

8 Malvine,

12

11 Joven Jdhap,

360

22

11 Fatahool Salaam,

205

Pofomac,

420

39

J

13 Aristides,

7

27 Statesman,

250

39

18 Ocean Bride,

65

28-Libertad,

297

"

"

>

28 Onyx,

29 Beatrix,

275

33

May 25 Louisa Baillie,

290

>>

June 2 Amelia,

270

"

5 Rose of Julpha,

434

J

22 Clarita,

206

22 Levant,

""

""

30 Topaze,

180 May 1 Surprise,

6 Victoria,

12 Australia,

18 Coronation,

20 Oud Nederland,

June 26 Skimmer of the Seas,

352

521

411

550

435

453

360

299

Total,

4,341

29 Louisa Jacoba Johanna,

"

Total,

331

10,496

N.B. To the above number may be added 5 per cent for Chinese Cooks &c., to the Passengers placed on the Ships Articles of Agreement at nominal wages.

Victoria, Hongkong, 5th July, 1854.

E. R. MICHELL,

Harbor Master.

161

NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-nine Chinese Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th June, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE ORDINARY CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT will be held on Saturday, the 15th Instant, at 12 o'Clock noon.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

In the matter of the Insolvency of STEWART ERSKIN PATTULLO late of Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Estate and Effects

of the above named Insolvent have been Vested in WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER Acting Registrar of the said Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates.

By the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.'

Court House Victoria,

7th June, 1854.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the ERIN,

Twill be closed at 6 o'clock 2.M., on Friday, the

21st instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

8th July, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-

Captain ROGERS, with

Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Saturday the 22d instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 20th, SPECIE until Noon on the 21st, and PARCELS

until 2 P. M. on the 21st.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, ANd value of PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A_written declaration of the Contents and Value of Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the

per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 8th July, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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No. 43.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE Contract hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The accompanying draft of a proposed Ordinance to regulate Markets, read a first time before the Legislative Council on 23d May last, is hereby published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 13th July, 1854.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIA REGINÆ.

No. of 1854.

&

BY His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, Governor and Commander-in- Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong. THE MARKETS ORDINANCE.

[

May, 1854.]

WHEREAS it is expedient to repeal and amend Ordinances No. 1 and No. 4 of

1847-

Title.

Preamble.

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor, with Ordinances Nos. the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, that from and after the passing of this 1 and 4 of 1847 Ordinance the said Ordinances No. 1 and No. 4 of 1847 be and are hereby repealed, epealed. and that from and after the passing of this present Ordinance whoever shall establish any Market in this Colony for the sale of articles of trade which are usually exposed for sale in Markets without having obtained the license of His Excellency the Governor shall be liable to the penalty hereinafter provided and such Market shall be removed as a public nuisance.

Markets to be

II. That all Markets already established shall be licensed and their owners are hereby required to take out such license within fifteen days after the passing of this licensed. Ordinance under the penalty hereinafter mentioned for each and every day that such Markets shall continue open and unlicensed, and that each of such Markets shall be

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+

Licenses to be let to the highest bidder for the tenancy thereof, and that such letting shall be by sold by tender or tender or by public auction before the Chief Magistrate of Police, as shall be deemed public auction.

best and that each of such Markets shall be let for a term of years not exceeding three years.

Markets to be III. And be it further enacted and ordained, That all Markets or Buildings in under the Superin- which Markets are held shall be under the immediate Superintendence of the Chief tendence of the Magistrate of Police, who is hereby required to take all requisite Measures to prevent Chief Magistrate of Disorders and to preserve Peace and Tranquillity therein.

Police, &c.

IV. And beit further enacted and ordained, That every Market or Building for the Markets to be built of Stone, &c., holding of Markets, hereafter to be built, erected, or established, shall be erected, after an Approved-built, and established of Stone or Brick, according to a Plan to be approved of by

the Surveyor-General.

Plan.

&c.

V. And be it further enacted and ordained, That whenever the Markets or Markets built of Wood and requir- Buildings wherein Markets are now held, already erected, built, or established, shall ing Repairs to be become dilapidated, in want of extensive Repairs, or shall require to be rebuilt, such rebuilt of Stone, Markets or Buildings shall be rebuilt of Stone or Brick according to a Plan to be Provided the Re-approved of by the Surveyor-General: Provided always that if the Repairs required pairs required shall to be done shall not exceed the Sum of One Hundred Dollars on any one House or not exceed $100. Building, then and in that case the Surveyor-General, upon being furnished with proper Estimates of the Costs of such Repairs, and having verified the same, may grant Permission for the Repairs to be carried into effect.

Buildings of Wood VI. Whereas certain Person or Persons have encroached upon Crown Lands and and Mat on Sea- the Sea-shores, and have erected thereon divers Buildings of Wood, Matting, and shores to be remov- other inflammable materials, to the great Danger and Peril of the Town of Victoria ed by Police. and the Inhabitants thereof; and whereas also the said Buildings so erected as

Penalty against Offenders.

Penalty, how re- covered, &c.、

Provision under

this Ordinance not liable to Appeal.

W. CAINE.

aforesaid, are inhabited by Persons af Ill Fame and Reputation, and afford shelter to Rogues and Vagabonds: It is hereby enacted and ordained, That it shall be lawful for any Magistrate of Police to order such Buildings to be pulled down and removed by Warrant to be issued on the Information of the Surveyor-General.

VII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That any Person or Persons who shall offend against the Provisions and Enactments hereinbefore contained, shall for every Offence forfeit a Sum not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars, to be recovered in the same manner as Penalties are made recoverable by Ordinance No. 10 of 1844: Provided always, that in case any such Conviction shall take place and be had on the Evidence of any Common or Public Informer, he or she shall be entitled to one Moiety of the said Fine or Forfeiture.

VIII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That all Proceedings under the present Ordinance shall not be subject to Appeal, nor shall be removed nor removable by Certiorari or otherwise into any Court whatever

IX. This Ordinance will not come into operation before the

PROCLAMATION.

Day of

BY The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine, Lieutenant-Governor Administering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong, and its Dependencies.

WHEREAS the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through His Grace The Duke of Newcastle, Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 2 of 1853, entitled An Ordinance for the Removal of Doubts regarding the Right of Aliens to hold and transfer Property within the Colony of Hongkong :·

Now therefore it is hereby declared that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

Dis band me w

the

¿

By Command of The Honorable The Lieutenant-Governor,

Given at Victoria, Hongkong,

this 11th day of July, 1854.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION

The Honorable The Lieutenant-Governor is desirous of informing the Community that the Auxiliary Police Force, formed on the 1st June, has been, owing to the altered circumstances and more secure state of the Colony, disbanded on the 5th Instant.

Auxiliary The subjoined Summary of the cost of this Auxiliary Force, and the calculated additional expense Police Force:

which has been incurred is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 11th July, 1854.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

POLICE DEPARTMENT, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 11TH JULY, 1854.

Summary of Cost of Auxiliary Police Force, from its formation 1st June, to its being disbanded 5th July 1854.

?

163

+

Licenses to be let to the highest bidder for the tenancy thereof, and that such letting shall be by sold by tender or tender or by public auction before the Chief Magistrate of Police, as shall be deemed public auction.

best and that each of such Markets shall be let for a term of years not exceeding three years.

Markets to be III. And be it further enacted and ordained, That all Markets or Buildings in under the Superin- which Markets are held shall be under the immediate Superintendence of the Chief tendence of the Magistrate of Police, who is hereby required to take all requisite Measures to prevent Chief Magistrate of Disorders and to preserve Peace and Tranquillity therein.

Police, &c.

IV. And beit further enacted and ordained, That every Market or Building for the Markets to be built of Stone, &c., holding of Markets, hereafter to be built, erected, or established, shall be erected, after an Approved-built, and established of Stone or Brick, according to a Plan to be approved of by

the Surveyor-General.

Plan.

&c.

V. And be it further enacted and ordained, That whenever the Markets or Markets built of Wood and requir- Buildings wherein Markets are now held, already erected, built, or established, shall ing Repairs to be become dilapidated, in want of extensive Repairs, or shall require to be rebuilt, such rebuilt of Stone, Markets or Buildings shall be rebuilt of Stone or Brick according to a Plan to be Provided the Re-approved of by the Surveyor-General: Provided always that if the Repairs required pairs required shall to be done shall not exceed the Sum of One Hundred Dollars on any one House or not exceed $100. Building, then and in that case the Surveyor-General, upon being furnished with proper Estimates of the Costs of such Repairs, and having verified the same, may grant Permission for the Repairs to be carried into effect.

Buildings of Wood VI. Whereas certain Person or Persons have encroached upon Crown Lands and and Mat on Sea- the Sea-shores, and have erected thereon divers Buildings of Wood, Matting, and shores to be remov- other inflammable materials, to the great Danger and Peril of the Town of Victoria ed by Police. and the Inhabitants thereof; and whereas also the said Buildings so erected as

Penalty against Offenders.

Penalty, how re- covered, &c.、

Provision under

this Ordinance not liable to Appeal.

W. CAINE.

aforesaid, are inhabited by Persons af Ill Fame and Reputation, and afford shelter to Rogues and Vagabonds: It is hereby enacted and ordained, That it shall be lawful for any Magistrate of Police to order such Buildings to be pulled down and removed by Warrant to be issued on the Information of the Surveyor-General.

VII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That any Person or Persons who shall offend against the Provisions and Enactments hereinbefore contained, shall for every Offence forfeit a Sum not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars, to be recovered in the same manner as Penalties are made recoverable by Ordinance No. 10 of 1844: Provided always, that in case any such Conviction shall take place and be had on the Evidence of any Common or Public Informer, he or she shall be entitled to one Moiety of the said Fine or Forfeiture.

VIII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That all Proceedings under the present Ordinance shall not be subject to Appeal, nor shall be removed nor removable by Certiorari or otherwise into any Court whatever

IX. This Ordinance will not come into operation before the

PROCLAMATION.

Day of

BY The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine, Lieutenant-Governor Administering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong, and its Dependencies.

WHEREAS the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through His Grace The Duke of Newcastle, Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 2 of 1853, entitled An Ordinance for the Removal of Doubts regarding the Right of Aliens to hold and transfer Property within the Colony of Hongkong :·

Now therefore it is hereby declared that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

Dis band me w

the

¿

By Command of The Honorable The Lieutenant-Governor,

Given at Victoria, Hongkong,

this 11th day of July, 1854.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION

The Honorable The Lieutenant-Governor is desirous of informing the Community that the Auxiliary Police Force, formed on the 1st June, has been, owing to the altered circumstances and more secure state of the Colony, disbanded on the 5th Instant.

Auxiliary The subjoined Summary of the cost of this Auxiliary Force, and the calculated additional expense Police Force:

which has been incurred is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 11th July, 1854.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

POLICE DEPARTMENT, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 11TH JULY, 1854.

Summary of Cost of Auxiliary Police Force, from its formation 1st June, to its being disbanded 5th July 1854.

?

163

+

Licenses to be let to the highest bidder for the tenancy thereof, and that such letting shall be by sold by tender or tender or by public auction before the Chief Magistrate of Police, as shall be deemed public auction.

best and that each of such Markets shall be let for a term of years not exceeding three years.

Markets to be III. And be it further enacted and ordained, That all Markets or Buildings in under the Superin- which Markets are held shall be under the immediate Superintendence of the Chief tendence of the Magistrate of Police, who is hereby required to take all requisite Measures to prevent Chief Magistrate of Disorders and to preserve Peace and Tranquillity therein.

Police, &c.

IV. And beit further enacted and ordained, That every Market or Building for the Markets to be built of Stone, &c., holding of Markets, hereafter to be built, erected, or established, shall be erected, after an Approved-built, and established of Stone or Brick, according to a Plan to be approved of by

the Surveyor-General.

Plan.

&c.

V. And be it further enacted and ordained, That whenever the Markets or Markets built of Wood and requir- Buildings wherein Markets are now held, already erected, built, or established, shall ing Repairs to be become dilapidated, in want of extensive Repairs, or shall require to be rebuilt, such rebuilt of Stone, Markets or Buildings shall be rebuilt of Stone or Brick according to a Plan to be Provided the Re-approved of by the Surveyor-General: Provided always that if the Repairs required pairs required shall to be done shall not exceed the Sum of One Hundred Dollars on any one House or not exceed $100. Building, then and in that case the Surveyor-General, upon being furnished with proper Estimates of the Costs of such Repairs, and having verified the same, may grant Permission for the Repairs to be carried into effect.

Buildings of Wood VI. Whereas certain Person or Persons have encroached upon Crown Lands and and Mat on Sea- the Sea-shores, and have erected thereon divers Buildings of Wood, Matting, and shores to be remov- other inflammable materials, to the great Danger and Peril of the Town of Victoria ed by Police. and the Inhabitants thereof; and whereas also the said Buildings so erected as

Penalty against Offenders.

Penalty, how re- covered, &c.、

Provision under

this Ordinance not liable to Appeal.

W. CAINE.

aforesaid, are inhabited by Persons af Ill Fame and Reputation, and afford shelter to Rogues and Vagabonds: It is hereby enacted and ordained, That it shall be lawful for any Magistrate of Police to order such Buildings to be pulled down and removed by Warrant to be issued on the Information of the Surveyor-General.

VII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That any Person or Persons who shall offend against the Provisions and Enactments hereinbefore contained, shall for every Offence forfeit a Sum not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars, to be recovered in the same manner as Penalties are made recoverable by Ordinance No. 10 of 1844: Provided always, that in case any such Conviction shall take place and be had on the Evidence of any Common or Public Informer, he or she shall be entitled to one Moiety of the said Fine or Forfeiture.

VIII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That all Proceedings under the present Ordinance shall not be subject to Appeal, nor shall be removed nor removable by Certiorari or otherwise into any Court whatever

IX. This Ordinance will not come into operation before the

PROCLAMATION.

Day of

BY The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine, Lieutenant-Governor Administering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong, and its Dependencies.

WHEREAS the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The QUEEN, conveyed through His Grace The Duke of Newcastle, Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 2 of 1853, entitled An Ordinance for the Removal of Doubts regarding the Right of Aliens to hold and transfer Property within the Colony of Hongkong :·

Now therefore it is hereby declared that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

Dis band me w

the

¿

By Command of The Honorable The Lieutenant-Governor,

Given at Victoria, Hongkong,

this 11th day of July, 1854.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION

The Honorable The Lieutenant-Governor is desirous of informing the Community that the Auxiliary Police Force, formed on the 1st June, has been, owing to the altered circumstances and more secure state of the Colony, disbanded on the 5th Instant.

Auxiliary The subjoined Summary of the cost of this Auxiliary Force, and the calculated additional expense Police Force:

which has been incurred is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 11th July, 1854.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

POLICE DEPARTMENT, VICTORIA, HONGKONG, 11TH JULY, 1854.

Summary of Cost of Auxiliary Police Force, from its formation 1st June, to its being disbanded 5th July 1854.

1

164

Total Force, 4 Sergants, 3 Corporals, 75 Privates.

Salary Abstract, month of June,

1st to 5th July,

Contingencies, [cost of pith hats and blouses.]

£ S. d. 197. 4.

11.

34. 0. 8.

17. 14.

2.

Estimated cost of Ammunition expended in drilling,.

2. 0,

0.

250. 19.

91.

>>

Deduct, Stoppages from Force on account of sick off duty, 1. 5.

Fines, chiefly for being absent without leave,

9.

12.

5.

8.

"By sale of old blouses,

3. 10.

0.

}

18. 1.

5.

Net cost,

232. 18. 4.

The additional Police Rate required to defray the above expense, at the existing rate of five per cent upon assessement is 0. 41 per cent.

NOTICE.

C. MAY, Superintendent of Police.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-nine Chinese Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th June, 1854.

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

In the matter of the Insolvency of STEWART ERSKINE PATTULLO late of Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong.

NOTICE Insolvent have been Vested

OTICE is hereby given that the Estate and Effects

in WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER Acting Registrar of the said Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates.

By the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

Court House Victoria,

7th July, 1854.

TH

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the ERIN, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Friday, the 21st instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

8th July, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship ERIN, Captain ROGERS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Saturday the 22d instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 20th, SPECIE until Noon on the 21st, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 21st.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 8th July, 1854.

NOTI

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. INSOLVENCY JURISDICTION. In the matter of the Insolvency of STEWART ERSKINE PAT- TULLO,—a prisoner for debt in the Gaol of Victoria.

OTICE is hereby given that the Estate, and Effects provisional Assignee by order of this COURT; and that of the said Prisoner have been vested in the the Schedule of the above named prisoner has been filed in the said COURT, and that it is ordered that the said COURT HOUSE, VICTORIA, on Wednesday the 19th day Prisoner be brought up for Examination at the SUPREME of July, One thousand eight hundred and fiftyfour at 12 o'clock noon and in case any Creditor intends to oppose the discharge of such prisoner he must give notice in writing of such his intention to the COURT and such Prisoner two clear days exclusive of Sunday prior to the day of hearing.

By the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Dated this 14th July, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE SUPREME COURT will sit in NISI PRIUS ON

Wednesday, the 19th Instant at 12 o'clock noon.

Το

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

Tand sale

O be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat- ed upon HOSPITAL HILL lately in the occupation of the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor General.

15th July,

То

1854.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY, . Surveyor General.

NOTICE.

10 be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property upon MARINE LOT No. 44, lately in the occupation

of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

at the Office of the SURVEYor General.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application

By Order.

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

1

164

Total Force, 4 Sergants, 3 Corporals, 75 Privates.

Salary Abstract, month of June,

1st to 5th July,

Contingencies, [cost of pith hats and blouses.]

£ S. d. 197. 4.

11.

34. 0. 8.

17. 14.

2.

Estimated cost of Ammunition expended in drilling,.

2. 0,

0.

250. 19.

91.

>>

Deduct, Stoppages from Force on account of sick off duty, 1. 5.

Fines, chiefly for being absent without leave,

9.

12.

5.

8.

"By sale of old blouses,

3. 10.

0.

}

18. 1.

5.

Net cost,

232. 18. 4.

The additional Police Rate required to defray the above expense, at the existing rate of five per cent upon assessement is 0. 41 per cent.

NOTICE.

C. MAY, Superintendent of Police.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Twenty-nine Chinese Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office.

For Particulars, apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th June, 1854.

C. B. HILLIER, Officiating Colonial Secretary.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

In the matter of the Insolvency of STEWART ERSKINE PATTULLO late of Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong.

NOTICE Insolvent have been Vested

OTICE is hereby given that the Estate and Effects

in WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER Acting Registrar of the said Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent Estates.

By the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

Court House Victoria,

7th July, 1854.

TH

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the ERIN, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Friday, the 21st instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

8th July, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship ERIN, Captain ROGERS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Saturday the 22d instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 20th, SPECIE until Noon on the 21st, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 21st.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 8th July, 1854.

NOTI

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. INSOLVENCY JURISDICTION. In the matter of the Insolvency of STEWART ERSKINE PAT- TULLO,—a prisoner for debt in the Gaol of Victoria.

OTICE is hereby given that the Estate, and Effects provisional Assignee by order of this COURT; and that of the said Prisoner have been vested in the the Schedule of the above named prisoner has been filed in the said COURT, and that it is ordered that the said COURT HOUSE, VICTORIA, on Wednesday the 19th day Prisoner be brought up for Examination at the SUPREME of July, One thousand eight hundred and fiftyfour at 12 o'clock noon and in case any Creditor intends to oppose the discharge of such prisoner he must give notice in writing of such his intention to the COURT and such Prisoner two clear days exclusive of Sunday prior to the day of hearing.

By the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Dated this 14th July, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE SUPREME COURT will sit in NISI PRIUS ON

Wednesday, the 19th Instant at 12 o'clock noon.

Το

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

Tand sale

O be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat- ed upon HOSPITAL HILL lately in the occupation of the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor General.

15th July,

То

1854.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY, . Surveyor General.

NOTICE.

10 be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property upon MARINE LOT No. 44, lately in the occupation

of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

at the Office of the SURVEYor General.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application

By Order.

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 44.

THE

DIEU

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ROIT.e Up.

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

GOVERNMENT

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONs having ceased on the 21st instant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

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Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

Mr. Vice-Consul Wade having applied for leave to resign the Vice-Consulship of Shanghae, in order that he may be enabled to accept the office of Inspector of Chinese Customs in this Port, His Excellency Her Britannic Mjesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has seen fit to accept his resignation, and to appoint Mr. Horatio Nelson Lay, to discharge provisionally the Duties of Vice-Consul, until the pleasure of Her Majesty shall be known.

Superintendency of Trade, Shanghae,

12th July, 1854.

NOTICE.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST,

Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat-

To be per HS9pre AL HILL. lately in the occupation of

the Hon. the Chief Justice..

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

To

By Order. CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

NOTICE

be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated

of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order.

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

In the matter of the Insolvency of STEWART ERSKINE PATTULLO late of Victoria in the Colony of Hongkong.

OTICE is hereby given that the Estate and Effects of the above nained Insolvent have been Vested in WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER Acting Registrar of the said Court, and Provisional Assignee of Insolvent

Estates.

By the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

Court House Victoria,

7th July, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road. Victoria, Hong- kong.

V

No. 45.

THE

DIEV

ET MON

ROIT

THE

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

то

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

NOTICE.

be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat-

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. next by the

be let of Sold the H11 lately in the occupation of THE GENERAL MAIL ya, on Saturday, the

the Hon. the Chief Justice.

5th of August; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor will be made up on the following Morning between the General.

Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

15th July, 1854.

To

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

NOTICE.

be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated upon MARINE LOT No. 44, lately in the occupation

of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property

of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

4

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVeyor General.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

TH

NOTICE.

THE SUFREME COURT will sit in NISI PRIUS on Monday, the 31st instant, at 12 o'clock NOON. By Order of the Court,

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

26th July, 1854.

STEAM FOR

Aygation.

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

TH

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship POTTINGER, Captain STEAD, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Sunday the 6th August, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 4th, SPECIE until Noon on the 5th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 5th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com-

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, | pany's Office, Hongkong.

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

TE

HE next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION will be held on Friday, the 4th day of August, 1854, at 12 o'clock at NOON.

THE

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M.,

and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 26th July, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hong- kong.

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No. 46.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE hithery given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, wil

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

T0

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

NOTICE.

NO be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat- ed upon HOSPITAL HILL lately in the occupation of the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor

By Order,

General.

15th July, 1854.

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor Generál.

NOTICE.

be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated

Tupon MARINE LOT NO. 44, lately in the occupation

of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Να

In re ROBERT JOLIFFE, deceased.

OTICE.—All claims against the above Estate must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR, will not be included in the scheme of Division. All per- before the fifth day of February, 1855; otherwise they

sons indebted to the said Estate are requested to make payment to

Further particulars may be obtained upon application TH

at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order.

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China is pleased to direct that the annexed Returns of British Trade at the Port of Shanghae, during the year ending 31st December, 1853, be published for general information,

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Shanghae, 29th June, 1854.

G. W. CAINE,

In the absence of the Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

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No. 46.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

DROIT. "4

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE hithery given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, wil

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

T0

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

NOTICE.

NO be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat- ed upon HOSPITAL HILL lately in the occupation of the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor

By Order,

General.

15th July, 1854.

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor Generál.

NOTICE.

be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated

Tupon MARINE LOT NO. 44, lately in the occupation

of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Να

In re ROBERT JOLIFFE, deceased.

OTICE.—All claims against the above Estate must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR, will not be included in the scheme of Division. All per- before the fifth day of February, 1855; otherwise they

sons indebted to the said Estate are requested to make payment to

Further particulars may be obtained upon application TH

at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order.

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China is pleased to direct that the annexed Returns of British Trade at the Port of Shanghae, during the year ending 31st December, 1853, be published for general information,

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Shanghae, 29th June, 1854.

G. W. CAINE,

In the absence of the Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

168

No. V.-A SYNOPTICAL TABLE of the IMPORT TRADE to Foreign Countries from the PORT OF SHANGHAE, during the year ending 31st December, 1853, specifying the description and QUANTITIES of COMMODITIES as well as their estimated value, and distinguishing the National Character of the Ships in which they were Imported.

QUANTITIES

AND IN WHAT SHIPS IMPORTED.

DESCRIPTION

OF

COMMODITIES.

127 BRITISH. 57 AMERICAN.

8 Dutch

1 Danish 1 Russian

1 French

2 Prussian

2 Hamburgh

1 Austrian

2 Swedish

2 Spanish

1 Portuguese

2 Siamese

AGGREGATE

QUANTITIES

IMPORTED.

ESTIMATED

VALUE IN

STERLING AT

6s. 6d. Ex-

CHANGE PER

DOLLAR.

Manufactures of Cotton.

Long Cloth Grey,

White,...

...

English Cotton Goods,

Printed Cottons,

Fancy Dyed Drills, Jeans, Sheetings,

Velvets,

19

"

Pieces

1,345,860 223,328

1,345,860

£597,056

223,328

109,065

142,130

"

114,875

"

126,872 9,200

269,002 208,469

124,075

41,357

87,181

87,181

J

29,060

""

72,936

72,936

24,312

"

18,078

322,345

340,423

328,947

46,742

46,742

45,573

J

91,885

91,885

76,149

...Value

£16,970

£16,970

16.970

Velveteens,

Domestics,

Muslins,

"

£12,109

£880

£12,989

12,989

...Pieces

...

1,621

1,621

520

...

Handkerchiefs,...

Cotton Yarn,

...

...

...

Manufactures of Wool.

""

1,100

1,100

325

...Dozen

1,000

600

250

1,850

3,575

Piculs

560

560

2,240

Broad Cloths,...

Long Ells,...

Camlets,

Woollens,

...

Inferior do.,

...

...Changs

28,287

28,287

24,953

113,729

1,213

114,942

44,915

"

65,300]

65,300

21,766

Pieces

8,130

656

8,786

54,444

...Value

£5,185

£5,185

5,185

Miscellaneous Articles, Raw and

Manufactured.

Iron,

***

Lead,...

Tin,

Piculs

1,420

1,420

1,183

12,632

1,023

300

13,955

23,599

182

221

...

...

403

956

""

Tin Plates,

Flints,

***

...

Glass and Glass-Ware,...

...Boxes

295

334

629

1,592

Piculs

1,300

400

1,700

513

...Value

£2,800

£2,800

2,800

Coals,

Timber,

...

Buttons,

Fur, Beaver, Otter, and

other Skins....

}

Products of India and other

Tons ...Value

1,628

1,654

1,598

$4,880

19,536

£2,800

£1,300

£4,100

4,100

£826

""

£826

826

...

£9,452

"

£1,268

£10,720

10,770

Countries.

Bicho de Mar,

Birds' Nests,

Cloves,...

...

$

Piculs

425

225

650

4,674

60

60

400

""

25

25

150

Pepper Rattans,

Indigo,

2,050

""

2,050

5,040

...

11,220

"

5,674

763

17,657

19,901

...Value

£1,300

£1,300

1,300

Rice,

Sugar,

£768 £32,563

£1,328

£2,096

2,096

£4,542

17,856

£54,961

54,961

Sandal-Wood,

Sapan-Wood,

Piculs

220 56

220

440

56

34

...

Ebony-Wood,

1651

165

220

99

Laka-Wood

491

49

49

ats and Unenumerated,

China Cargo, Stores

Value

£15,443

£15,331

£10,000

£40,774

40,774

and Sundries

Estimated value of total Imports,

£1,045,141 £663,459

£134,634

£1,843,234

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1853.

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Consul.

169

VI.-A SYNOPTICAL TABLE of the EXPORT TRADE to Foreign Countries from the PORT OF SHANGHAE, during the year ending 31st December, 1853, specifying the Description and QUANTITIES of COMMODITIES as well as their estimated value, and distinguishing the national character of the Ships in which they were Exported.

QUANTITIES

AND IN WHAT SHIPS EXPORTED.

ESTIMATED

DESCRIPTION

OF

COMMODITIES.

126 BRITISH 52 AMERICAN

AGGREGATE

VALUE IN

1 Danish

9 Dutch

STERLING AT

1 Russian

1 French

2 Prussian

2 Hamburgh

2 Siamese

2 Swedish

1 Austrian

QUANTITIES

EXPORTED

68. 6d. Ex-

CHANGE PER DOLLAR.

1 Portuguese

Nankeens,

Silk Raw,

Pieces

Bales

Silk Piece Goods,

Silk Sewing,

Tea,

Wool,

Value

45,364 170,000 33,247 7,674 28,127 53,193

215,364

28,234

372

41,293 2,749,653

81,320

81,320

Piculs

:

Lbs.

240 24,743,600 20,491,200

240

338

4,539,129 49,773,929] 2,485,099

Piculs

566

551

138

1,255

7,968

Cassia,

Straw Braid,

Rattans,... China-Ware, Brass-Ware,

Silk-Worms,

Live Stock and Sundries

for San Francisco,

Unenumerated China Cargo,

1,540

1,540

8,508

Piculs

2,046

2,046

3,605

Piculs

285

285

465

655

826

1,481

2,841

91

168

259

1,286

Pkges.

80

80

98

...

}

320

320

994

"

1,105

8,000

9,105

4,893

Fans,

Miscellaneous,

...

42

42

1,680

Value

1,428

£2,134

3,562

3,562

Estimated value of total Exports,..... £3,250,203| 1,900,021|

230,320

£5,380,544

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Consul.

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1853.

VII.-SUMMARY OF THE BRITISH EXPORT FROM THE PORT OF SHANGHAE FOR 1853.

SILK, Exported In British Vessels, Bales

In American

""

"

33,247 8,611

Valued at

£2,595,196

Total Bales 41,858

SILK PIECE GOODS, Exported in British Ships, Cases 289*

TEA, In British Vessels,....

In American In Other

"

........... lb. 24,743,600

.... lb. 8,624,817

.lb. 2,539,129 ·

lbs. 35,907,546

"

£1,155,750 420,439 127,826

MISCELLANEOUS, In British Ships

In American,,

£8,552 1,200

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1853,

28,127

£2,623,323

1,704,015

£4,327,338

9,752

Total £4,337,090

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Consul.

VIII-VALUATION OF THE BRITISH TRADE IN BRITISH AND OTHER VESSELS AT THE PORT OF SHANGHAE,

FROM 1843-44 to 1853 INCLUSIVELY.

IMPORTS.

170

Descriptions of Goods.

1843-44

1445

1846

1847

1848

1849

1850

1851

1852

1853

Manufactures of Cotton,

of Wool,

Sugar,

Miscellaneous,

1,670,672

557,279

1,945

291,610

Total Imports,.... $2,521,506

4,254,864

803,553

136,176

5,194,593

3,080,054

623,372

185,534

3,311,385

782,016

42,571

175,522

1,836,031

327,120

169,751

200,007

3,051,625

808,786

82,211

470,213

2,617,191

500,555

147,421

642,989

3,685,912

421,608

71,948

384,956

3,669,147

3,156,200

589,280

443,122

64,184

100,194

362,960

240,332

3,888,960

4,311,494 2,532,909 4,412,835

3,908,156 4,564,424 4,685,571

3,939,848

EXPORTS.

Tea,

Silk,

Miscellaneous,

322,152

2,221,180

2,026,862

2,002,602

3,803,947

35,380

18,509

4,430,318

34,946

1,833,691 1,653,049 4,819,483

72,557

2,018,916

2,426,711

3,330,720

96,173

Total Exports,... $2,360,134

6,043,636

6,492,126

6,725,731

5,079,942

4,416,670

78,285

6,513,871

5,529,267

5,593,958

5,963,764

4,523,460

5,243,123

6,926,200

8,071,763

64,628

40,444

34,540

30,006

8,020,606

11,598,166

11,484,200

13,344,892

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Consul.

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1853.

L

II. ABSTRACT OF RETURN No. 1, PORT OF SHANGHAE, 1853. DIRECT TRADE in BRITISH VESSELS from and to GREAT BRITAIN and BRITISH COlonies.

171

ENTERED.

CLEARED.

TOTAL NO. OF VESSELS

TOTAL TONNAGE

TOTAL NO. OF VESSELS

TOTAL TONNAGE

COUNTRIES ARRIVED

TOTAL

No. OF

FROM

With In |Cargoes Ballast

Total

With In Cargoes Ballast

MEN

TOTAL

VALUE OF

CARGOES

TOTAL

TOTAL

COUNTRIES TO WHICH

DEPARTED

Total

With In Cargoes Ballast

Total

With In |Cargoes | Ballast

No. OF

MEN

VALUE OF

CARGOES

Total

£

GREAT BRITAIN, COLONIES,

CHINA Five PORTS,] SINGAPORE,

INDIA, CALIFORNIA, MEXICO,

36

8

3615,273

15,273 647

27

35

3,213 10,881 14,094| 1,388

985,719 GREAT BRITAIN, 26,387 COLONIES.

47

47 22,910

22,910 897

£

2,626,465

26

3

29

7,388 1,252

8,640 1,314

580,757

INDIRECT or CARRYING TRADE in BRITISH VESSELS from and to OTHER COUNTRIES.

44

51

2,821 5,116 7,937 619

30,327 |CHINA Five PORTS,]

5

15

20

1,308 2,024| 3,332| 253

8,080

1 *343

343

15

1

2

145

283-

428

83

1

763 763

26

1

I

192 192

8

2,557 SINGAPORE,

151 MANILA,

ROTTERDAM,

NINGPO, SINGAPORE,

1

1

371

371 17

6,050

1

442

4421 18

10,725

1

1

368

368

17

18,126

-With British Imports

26

26

2,200

2,200

271

1

1

450

450 20

Total..

53

47

127

Total.

108

18

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's

Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

21,795 17,235 39,030 2,786 £1,045,141

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1853.

7

126 35,437 3,276 38,713 2,807 £3,250,203

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Consul.

172

privilege of stone quarrying

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that the terms for which Annual Licenses have been granted to the present Holder, for the Privileges of Salt-weighing and Stone-quarrying throughout the Island, will expire on the 31st Instant; and the same privileges, for a period of one year commencing from the 1st of September next, will be separately put up for sale by Public Auction, at the office of the Chief Mag- istrate of Police, on Saturday the 19th Instant, at one o'clock P.M., unless they shall have been previously disposed of by Tender; and Sealed Tenders, addressed to the Colonial Secretary, will be received at this office up to Thursday the 17th Instant, at Noon.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 8th August, 1854.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

By Order,

By Order of C. May, Esq., Superintendent of Police.

HE undersigned will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, On TUESDAY. the 15th instant at the CENTRAL POLICE STATION, at 11 o'clock A.M..a quantity of forfeited and unclaimed property, consisting of SANPANS, PULL AWAY BOATS, one COAL BOAT, and sundry other articles.

TERMS OF SALE.-Cash in Colonial Currency.--The property to be removed the same day, or resold at the expense of the first purchaser.

про

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government Auctioneer.

NOTICE.

be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat-

ed upon HOSPITAL HILL lately in the occupation of

the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor

By Order,

General.

15th July, 1854.

T

CHARLES ST. Gro. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

NOTICE

10 be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated upon MARINE Lor No. 44, lately in the occupation of AUGUSTUS CARTER. Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order.

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

TH

NOTICE.

NHE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M.,

and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

TH

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the SINGAPORE, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Monday, the 21st instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th August, 1854.

STEAM FOR

sation.

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- TH with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie. and Cargo, PANY'S Steam-ship SINGAPORE, Captain BAKER,

will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday the 22nd August, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 20th, SPECIE until Noon on the 21st, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 21st.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, app.y at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Con- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 10th August, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 48.

THE

Hi DIEU

ET MON

PROIT.

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE inen, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, wat

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 14th August, 1854.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st July, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued...

.$77,256*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND, * Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st August, 1854.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

14th August, 1854.

(Signed,)

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

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NOTICE.

174

10 be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES lately

in the occupation of the MORRISON EDUCATION SOCIETY, situated upon Morrison Hill, and now the property of Her Majesty's Government.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor General.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

Surveyor General's Office,

To

17th August, 1854.

NOTICE.

10 be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situatf

ed upon HOSPITAL HILL lately in the occupation o the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor

General.

15th July, 1854.

Το

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

NOTICE.

be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated upon MARINE Lor No. 44, lately in the occupation of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order,

CHARLES Sr. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

TH

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A,M. and 5 P.M.,

and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

|

H

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS by the SINGAPORE, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Monday, the 21st instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock,

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th August, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM

PARTS Steam-ship SINGAPORE, Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday the 22nd August, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 20th, SPECIE until Noon on the 21st, and PARCELS until 2 R. M. on the 21st.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 10th August, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 49.

THE

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, ANGUST 26, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE

in that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, wil THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant.

be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE,

Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

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NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief 'Superintendent of British Trade, &c., &c., directs it to be notified that the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen, conveyed through the Right Honorable the Principal Secretary of State for Foreign affairs, have been received, approving of and confirming Ordinance No. 2 of 1854 entitled "An ordinance to invest Her Majesty's Consuls in the Ports in China with jurisdiction over the Persons and Property of Lunatics and Per- sons of unsound mind, as also with the Power inherent in the office of Coroner."

C

By Order,

G. W. CAINE,

In the absence of the Officiating Secretary

to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong, 24th August, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given that persons wishing to purchase Lots of ground in the district extending from Mr. Murrow's Coal Godowns to the Naval Stores, or in other localities, are in the first instance to apply to the Surveyor General, and if it should appear that the applicants are of sufficient number to warrant the arrangement of the land in building lots, a report thereon will be made to the Hon' the Lieutant-Governor and should he approve thereof, another notification fixing the date of sale will be issued.

Surveyor General's Office, Victoria, Hongkoug, 24th August 1854.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

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NOTICE.

be Let or Sold in the occupation of the MORRISON EDUCATION SOCIETY,

the LAND and PREMISES lately

situated upon Morrison Hill, and now the property of Her Majesty's Government.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor

General.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

Surveyor General's Office,

17th August, 1854.

NOTICE.

NOTICE.

be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated

Tupon MARINE LOT NO. 44, lately in the occupation

of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application

at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENEral.

By Order.

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

15th July, 1854.

AN

Surveyor General.

NOTICE.

N EXTRA PRIUS SITTING of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION will be held on Friday, the 1st day of September, 1854, at 12 o'clock NOON.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Court House, 22d August, 1854.

THE

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the GANGES, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Sunday, the 11th instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th August, 1854.

THE

STEAM FOR

Post-Master.

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE,

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo. PANY'S Steam-ship GANGES, Captain BOWEN,

will leave this for the above Places, on Monday the 11th September, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10ht.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- situat-pany's Office, Hongkong.

To

10 be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES

ed upon HOSPITAL HILL lately in the occupation of the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor

By Order,

General.

15th July, 1854.

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M.,

TH

and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Luding, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 24th August, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

!

No. 50.

THE

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ET MON

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Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE inven, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, wit

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. 2 of 1854.

BY His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, Governor and Commander-in- Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

MARKET ORDINANCE.

[29th August, 1854.]

WHEREAS it is expedient to repeal and amend Ordinances No. 1 and No. 4 of 1847:-

Title.

Preamble.

Ordinances Nos.

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, that from and after the passing of this 1 and 4 of 1847

repealed. Ordinance the said Ordinances No. 1 and No. 4 of 1847 be and are hereby repealed, and that from and after the passing of this present Ordinance whoever shall establish any Market in this Colony for the sale of articles of trade which are usually exposed for sale in Markets without having obtained the license of His Excellency the Governor shall be liable to the penalty hereinafter provided and such Market shall be removed as a public nuisance.

Markets to be

II. That all Markets already established shall be licensed and their owners are hereby required to take out such license within fifteen days after the passing of this licensed. Ordinance under the penalty hereinafter mentioned for each and every day that such Markets shall continue open and unlicensed, and that each of such Markets shall be Licenses to be let to the highest bidder for the tenancy thereof, and that such letting shall be by sold by tender or tender or by public auction before the Chief Magistrate of Police, as shall be deemed Public Auction. best by the Colonial Secretary and that each of such Markets shall be let for a term of years not exceeding three years. Provided always that the party or parties rent- ing each of such Markets shall hold the same subject to such regulations for the ing. conduct maintenance and repairs thereof as shall from time to time be officially published by the Officer administering the Government of this Colony.

Proviso as to re- gulations for hold-

Markets to be

III. And be it further enacted and ordained, That all Markets or Buildings in which Markets are held shall be under the immediate Superintendence of the Chief under the Superin- tendence of the Magistrate of Police, who is hereby required to take all requisite Measures to prevent Chief Magistrate of Disorders and to preserve Peace and tranquillity therein.

IV. And be it further enacted and ordained, That every Market or Building for the holding of Markets, hereafter to be built, erected, or established, shall be erected, built, and established of Stone or Brick, according to a Plan to be approved of by the Surveyor-General.

Police, &c.

Markets to be built of Stone, &c., after an approved Plan.

178

Markets built of V. And be it further enacted and ordained, That whenever the Markets or Wood and requir- Buildings wherein Markets are now held, already erected, built, or established, shall ing Repairs to be rebuilt of Stone,

become dilapidated, in want of extensive Repairs, or shall require to be rebuilt, such

&c.

Markets or Buildings shall be rebuilt of Stone or Brick according to a Plan to be Provided the Re-approved of by the Surveyor-General: Provided always that if the Repairs required pairs required shall to be done shall not exceed the Sum of One Hundred Dollars on any one House or not exceed $100. Building, then and in that case the Surveyor-General, upon being furnished with proper Estimates of the Cost of such Repairs, and having verified the same, may grant Permission for the Repairs to be carried into effect.

Buildings of Wood VI. Whereas certain Person or Persons in the neighbourhood of Markets and and Mat on Sea- elsewhere have encroached upon Crown Lands and the Sea-shores, and have erec- shores to be remov- ted thereon divers Buildings of Wood, Matting, and other inflammable materials, to ed by Police.

Penalty against Offenders

Penalty, how re- covered, &c.

Provision under

the great Danger and Peril of the Town of Victoria and the inhabitants thereof; and whereas also the said buildings so erected as aforesaid, are inhabited by Per- sons of Ill Fame and Reputation, and afford shelter to Rogues and Vagabonds: It is hereby enacted and ordained, That it shall be lawful for any Magistrate of Police to order such Buildings to be pulled down and removed as a public nuisance by Warrant to be issued on the Information of the Surveyor-General, and the materi- als thereupon to be condemned, sold by Public Auction, and the proceeds paid into the Colonial Treasury.

VII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That any Person or Persons who shall offend against the Provisions and Enactments hereinbefore contained, shall for every Offence forfeit a Sum not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars, to be recovered in the same manner as Penalties are made recoverable by Ordinance No. 10 of 1844 : Provided always, that in case any such conviction shall take place and be had on the Evidence of any Common or Public Informer, he or she shall be entitled to one Moiety of the said Fine or Forfeiture.

VIII. And be itfurther enacted and ordained, That all Proceedings under the present this Ordinance not Ordinance shall not be subject to Appeal, nor shall be removed nor removable by liable to Appeal. Certiorari or otherwise into any Court whatever.

Commencement of Ordinance.

IX. This Ordinance will not come into operation before the First Day of Septem.. ber, 1854.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 29th Day of August, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

JOHN BOWRING.

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

NOTICE.

be sold by PUBLIC AUCTION, OR MONDAY NEXT TO

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

NO be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat- ed upon HOSPITAL HILL lately in the occupation of

BUILDING MATERIALS of the undermentioned the Hon. the Chief Justice. Premises, viz :----

1. The CHINESE SCHOOL-HOUSE, Hollywood Road.

2. The OLD GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

3. The BUNGALOW, in rear of do.

4. The KITCHENS and SERVANTS' OFFICES ditto.

29th August, 1854.

By order

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

Surveyor General's Office,

NOTICE.

10 be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor General.

By Order, CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship GANGES, Captain BowEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, September, at 2 P.M.

To be Let or Sold the L44, lately in the occupation will leave this for the above plsengers, and

of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

TH

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the GANGES, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Sunday, the 10th instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

24th August, 1854,

|

|

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10ht.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 24th August, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong,

178

Markets built of V. And be it further enacted and ordained, That whenever the Markets or Wood and requir- Buildings wherein Markets are now held, already erected, built, or established, shall ing Repairs to be rebuilt of Stone,

become dilapidated, in want of extensive Repairs, or shall require to be rebuilt, such

&c.

Markets or Buildings shall be rebuilt of Stone or Brick according to a Plan to be Provided the Re-approved of by the Surveyor-General: Provided always that if the Repairs required pairs required shall to be done shall not exceed the Sum of One Hundred Dollars on any one House or not exceed $100. Building, then and in that case the Surveyor-General, upon being furnished with proper Estimates of the Cost of such Repairs, and having verified the same, may grant Permission for the Repairs to be carried into effect.

Buildings of Wood VI. Whereas certain Person or Persons in the neighbourhood of Markets and and Mat on Sea- elsewhere have encroached upon Crown Lands and the Sea-shores, and have erec- shores to be remov- ted thereon divers Buildings of Wood, Matting, and other inflammable materials, to ed by Police.

Penalty against Offenders

Penalty, how re- covered, &c.

Provision under

the great Danger and Peril of the Town of Victoria and the inhabitants thereof; and whereas also the said buildings so erected as aforesaid, are inhabited by Per- sons of Ill Fame and Reputation, and afford shelter to Rogues and Vagabonds: It is hereby enacted and ordained, That it shall be lawful for any Magistrate of Police to order such Buildings to be pulled down and removed as a public nuisance by Warrant to be issued on the Information of the Surveyor-General, and the materi- als thereupon to be condemned, sold by Public Auction, and the proceeds paid into the Colonial Treasury.

VII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That any Person or Persons who shall offend against the Provisions and Enactments hereinbefore contained, shall for every Offence forfeit a Sum not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars, to be recovered in the same manner as Penalties are made recoverable by Ordinance No. 10 of 1844 : Provided always, that in case any such conviction shall take place and be had on the Evidence of any Common or Public Informer, he or she shall be entitled to one Moiety of the said Fine or Forfeiture.

VIII. And be itfurther enacted and ordained, That all Proceedings under the present this Ordinance not Ordinance shall not be subject to Appeal, nor shall be removed nor removable by liable to Appeal. Certiorari or otherwise into any Court whatever.

Commencement of Ordinance.

IX. This Ordinance will not come into operation before the First Day of Septem.. ber, 1854.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 29th Day of August, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

JOHN BOWRING.

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

NOTICE.

be sold by PUBLIC AUCTION, OR MONDAY NEXT TO

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

NO be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat- ed upon HOSPITAL HILL lately in the occupation of

BUILDING MATERIALS of the undermentioned the Hon. the Chief Justice. Premises, viz :----

1. The CHINESE SCHOOL-HOUSE, Hollywood Road.

2. The OLD GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

3. The BUNGALOW, in rear of do.

4. The KITCHENS and SERVANTS' OFFICES ditto.

29th August, 1854.

By order

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

Surveyor General's Office,

NOTICE.

10 be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor General.

By Order, CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship GANGES, Captain BowEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, September, at 2 P.M.

To be Let or Sold the L44, lately in the occupation will leave this for the above plsengers, and

of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

TH

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the GANGES, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Sunday, the 10th instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

24th August, 1854,

|

|

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10ht.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 24th August, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong,

No. 51.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE Contract hitherto in force for the pubication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. -Notice is hereby given, that the. HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Notice to Chinese Boatmen is published for general information, and it is requested that boats irregularly plying for hire be reported at once to the Police. Regarding fares, attention is directed to Section 15 of Ordinance No. XI of 1845.

By Order,

Ciccuses for

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th September, 1854.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, Hongkong, 30th August, 1854.

It is hereby Notified that Licenses for Boats to ply for hire in the Harbour, between 9 o'clock at night and midnight, will be granted to Twenty Boatmen, who are already licensed, on their application at the Harbour Master's Office, between the hours of 10 o'clock in the morning and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, on Monday, the 4th of September next, and that after that date any Boat- men found plying for hire after 9 o'clock at night, without such License, will be apprehended and punished.

As the number of applicants may exceed the prescribed number, preference will be giyen to Boat- men of the longest standing with good characters.

(Signed)

THOS. V. WAT INS. Harbour Master, and Marine Magistrate. (True Copy,)

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

J

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 7th September, 1854.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st August, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,.

.$64,727*

* Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed.)

WM. LAMOND, * Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st September, 1854.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

(Signed)

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

TO

7th September, 1854.

NOTICE.

O be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated

NOTICE.

NO be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat-

pon MARINE LOT NO. 44, lately in the occupation Teen Hoopian Hinz, lately in the occupation of

of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT,

Further particulars may be obtained upon application | at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surreyor

General.

15th July, 1854.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY.

Surveyor General.

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180

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 7th September, 1854.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st August, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,.

.$64,727*

* Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed.)

WM. LAMOND, * Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st September, 1854.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

(Signed)

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

TO

7th September, 1854.

NOTICE.

O be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated

NOTICE.

NO be Let or Sold the LAND and PREMISES situat-

pon MARINE LOT NO. 44, lately in the occupation Teen Hoopian Hinz, lately in the occupation of

of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT,

Further particulars may be obtained upon application | at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surreyor

General.

15th July, 1854.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY.

Surveyor General.

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DEPARTED.

RETURNS of British TRADE at the PORT OF SHANGHAE during the Year ending 31st December, 1853.

RETURN of British SHIPPING at the PORT OF SHANGHAE, during the Year ending 31st December, 1853.

ARRIVED:

181

No.

SHIP'S NAME.

DATE OF ENTRY. TONNAGE.

No. OF

CREW.

WHERE FROM.

NATURE OF

CARGO.

VALUE OF

CARGO.

DATE OF

CLEARANCE.

TONNAGE.

WHERE BOUND.

NATURE OF

CARGO.

VALUE OF

CARGO.

£

£

705

700 | Ann Mitchell,... Fattal Oheb,

706 | Wild Flower,...

707❘ Joseph Fletcher,...

January.

22

756

London

Tea and Silk

78,431

10

371

وو

Singapore

Chinese Cargo

6,050

6

478

...

>>

Liverpool

Tea and Silk

27,495

6

672

London

>>

>>

121,364

708 Emily,

253

Liverpool

Tea

15,318

...

709 Naomi,......

10

403

Cork

>>

""

18,525

713 Erin,

532

Hongkong

Ballast

714 Enterprize,

January

3

80

715 Iona,

6

144

"

6 Ningpo 38 Hongkong

Ballast

80

Ningpo

Re-exports

Building Mat.

500

144

Hongkong

Tea

2,385

716 Ennadale,

14

343

"

15 Singapore

General

2,557

March

343

London

"}

17,062

717 Fanny Chapman,

14

293

"}

14 Liverpool

32,127

February

24

293

Liverpool

""

17,374

718 Chrystal Palace,...

14

494

19 London

31,877

26

494

Tea and Silk

""

34,098

>>

719

Harriett Humble,

14

486

>>

19 Liverpool

52,569

March

8

486

London

""

32,282

رو

720 John Philips,

17

368

"

16 Hongkong

6,851

February

12

368

Rotterdam

Tea

18,126

721

Water Witch,.....

20

279

50

600

January 24

279

Hongkong

23

7,299

722 Thomas Royden,...

25

891

30 | Canton

6,230

March

8

891

London

Tea and Silk

47,906

"

723 Julia,

25

510

22 Sydney

Lead & Iron

1,820

February

16

510

Tea

41,300

724 Nile,

25

763

26 California

Ballast

March

2

763

55

66,796

...

""

725

Bon Accord,

30

380

20

London

General

36,847

8

380

Tea and Silk

34,263

...

726 | Mary Montague,...

727 Island Queen,...

728 Enterprize,

February 4

321

15

24,141

17

321

Sydney

Tea

15,626

"

16

194

""

40 Hongkong

Ballast

February

19

194

Hongkong

""

3,074

16

80

8 Ningpo

16

80

Ningpo

729

Mohawk,...

16

442

...

18 Sydney

March

4

442

Manila

Re-exports

Tea

P

10,725

"

730 Leopard,

17

299

>>

15 Liverpool

General

23,016

17

299

Liverpool

731

Duke of Portland,...

18 533

21 New Zealand

Ballast

12

533

London

Tea and Silk

Tea, &c.

15,214

35,458

""

""

Carried down,

6,900

392

219,135

10,365

666,171

182

732

Brought down, William Watson,

6,900

392

219,135

10,365

666,171

February 19

733

734

Mary Shephard,... Dewan,

33

""

2223

480

14 Hongkong

Sugar

5,850

March

30

480

London

Tea

11,597

625

22 London

General

38,104

26

625

Tea and Silk

31,160

24

118

5

Woosung

Ballast

February

28

118

Woosung

Tea

1,800

735 Enterprize,...

March

80

6 Ningpo

March

80

Ningpo

780

"

736

Iona,

143

31

Canton

143

Hongkong

1,575

$1.

737 | Dewan,

5

118

5

Woosung

118

Woosung

Ballast

""

...

""

738

Carib,

5

433

17 Liverpool

General

47,511

741

739 Geelong,

740 Enterprize,

Dewan,

9

392

18 London

25,301

April

March

2

433

Liverpool

Tea

24,716

31

392

London

Tea and Silk

63,361

59

...

"

16

80

6 Ningpo

Ballast

16

80

"

Ningpo

Ballast

24

118

"

6 Woosung

-(Sold)-

>>

742 Enterprize,

24

80

"

6 Ningpo

March

23

80

Ningpo

Re-exports

33

743 Nymph,

24

106

...

"

16 Hongkong

24

106

53

Hongkong

Tea

4,023

>>

26

150

1,209

744 Audax,

745 Paoufoo,

26

150

30

""

""

>>

""

57

28

75

7 Ningpo

28

75

""

29

746 Cathaya,...

30

493

19 Liverpool

General

48,522

April

19

493

Ningpo

Liverpool

Ballast

Tea and Silk

56,962

31

747

Countess of Winton,

31

362

16

24,914

19

362

Tea

18,207

""

""

3.9

"

748 Enterprize,...

April

4

80

7 Ningpo

Ballast

4

80

""

Ningpo

Re-exports

749 Paoufoo,...

6

75

7

9

75

3.7

>>

33

...

14

80

750 Enterprize,...

14

80

>>

"

""

>

751 | Ulidia,

14

236

12

Cardiff

752 Benjamin Heape,

14

261

13

Melbourne

Coals

Ballast

1,193

24

236

"

Hongkong

Silk

21,567

20

261

Port Philip

Tea

12,025

""

"}

753 Paoufoo....

20

75

7 Ningpo

25

75

""

Ningpo

Re-exports

23

754 Larriston,

21

215

3)

76 | Hongkong

29

215

"

Hongkong

Ballast

""

755 Enterprize,

28

80

>>

7 Ningpo

30

80

Ningpo

Re-exports

"

756 Bombay,

May

5

608

64 Hongkong

May

7

608

Hongkong

Silk

40,672

"

757

Enterprize,

7

80

""

7 Ningpo

10

80

""

Ningpo

Re-exports

758

Enterprize,...

17

80

7

"

759

Lanrick,

23

283

59 Bombay

11

20

80

"7

"

June

3

283

Hongkong

Tea andSilk

17,305

>>

760

Eliza,

23

145

24

Rattans

151

-(Sold)-

"

761

Balkan,

25

192

Mexico

Ballast

June

18

192

Sydney

Tea

7,037

762 Lady Mary Wood,

31

296

80 Hongkong

1

296

Hongkong

Silk

34,872

>>

763

Eliza Moore,

764 Balmoral,

...

765

Enterprize,

766

Sir Henry Pottinger,

767

Security,...

768

Paoufoo,

769

Ashmore,...

June

4

417

23 Liverpool

General

33,676

July

16

417

London

Tea and Silk

20,995

6

356

15 London

19,733

June

15

356

Canton

Ballast

13

80

7 Ningpo

Ballast

15

80

Ningpo

""

15

333

16 Liverpool

General

16,995

July

23

333

Liverpool

Tea and Silk

44,741

18

· 505

18

Coals

2,145

19

505

""

Hongkong

Ballast

''

20

75

7 Ningpo

Ballast

June

29

75

Ningpo

...

>>

30

512

16 Liverpool

General

36,852

September

2

512

London

Tea and Silk

52,938

>>

Carried over,

15,817

1,103

520,082

19,119

1,133,713

183

772

Brought over,

770 John Bunyan,

771 Lady Mary Wood,...

Lancastrian,

15,817

1,103

520,082

[19,119

1,133,713

July

466

21

London

General

22,563

July

18 466

London

Tea and Silk

124,552

296

80 Hongkong

Ballast

10

296

Hongkong

Silk

32,992

591

25

London

General

9,668

August

30

591

London

Tea and Silk

83,926

773

Challenger,

8

698

30 Hongkong

Ballast

5

698

208,307

""

774

Monarch.

9

337

13 Liverpool

General

28,443

September 14

337

Falmouth

Tea

14,826

""

Cambalu,..

11

536

21

24,393

28

436

London

Tea and Silk

103,569

"

776

Countess of Seafield,

12

450

20 London

28,776

13

450

Singapore

Re-exports

777

Cherokee,,..

12

278

12

15,101

13

278

London

Tea and Silk

49,769

> }

33

778

Pacufoo,

13

75

وو

7 | Ningpo

Ballast

July

27

75

Ningpo

Re-exports

779

Eclipse,

16

393

18 Liverpool

General

34,741

August

31

393

London

Tea and Silk

38,665

780

Norna,..

16

392

19 Whampoa

Ballast

31

392

165,377

""

""

781| Kingston,

18

843

30 London

General

41,847

September 29

843

120,884

JJ

782 Enterprize,...

18

80

7 Ningpo

Ballast

July

19

80

Ningpo

"3

Re-exports

"

783 | Nerbudda,

19

428

15 Liverpool

General

24,083

September

7

428

Belfast

Tea

24,370

33

784 Enterprize,

29

80

7 Ningpo

Ballast

August

1

80

Ningpo

Re-exports

""

785|| Lady Mary Wood,... | August

4

296

80 Hongkong

6

296

Hongkong

Silk

41,868

786 Sea Witch,.

...

787

John Knox,

788 | Spec,...

789 Geffrard,.

790 | Enterprize,...

791 | Crisis,

"}

Ja

12

"

12

59

792

Paoufco,

12

}}

793

Aurora,...

20

794 | Lady Mary Wood,

26

I 1 X 42 22 2 2

5

336

20 London

General

17,962

September 27

336

London

Tea

15,067

296

13

20,525

29

296

Tea and Silk

54,591

"

105

17 Ningpo

Re-exports

August

13

105

Ningpo

Re-exports

9

337

12 Liverpool

General

20,171

25

337

London

Tea, Silk, &c.

68,644

80

7

Ningpo

Re-exports

13

80

,,

Ningpo

Ballast

426

19 Liverpool

General

22,520

September 17

426

Liverpook

Tea and Silk

46,321

75

7 Ningpo

Ballast

August

18

75

Ningpo

Ballast

386

32 Hongkong {

Tea, &c., for

September

386

Sydney

Tea, &c.

6,350

re-exportation f

296

80

Ballast

August

29

296

Hongkong

Silk

57,059

>"

795 | Spec,...

26

105

17 Ningpo

27

105

Ningpo

Re-exports

796 | City of London,...

28

285

24 Amoy

Sugar

3,055

September 29

285

Amoy

China Cargo

1,800

737

Ann Welsh,...

29

341

18 Hongkong

Sugar, &c.

2,736

November 16

341

Woosung

Ballast

799 Spec,

S01

Hannah,,..

304

305

Emu

306

Panic,.

738 James Scott,

800 Enterprize,...

802 | Paoufoe,

803|| Lady Mary Wood,..

Mencius,

30

340

20❘ Liverpool

General

17,962

September 28

340

London

Tea

15,899

September 9

105

17 Ningpo

Ballast

10

105

Ningpo

October

I

80

Re-exports

Ballast

"

12

SO

7

16 274

27 Amoy

Sundries

3,928

6

274

Amoy

""

16

75

7 Ningpo

Ballast

September 20 75

Ningpo

Re-exports

""

22

236

21

296

80 Hongkong

Hongkong

Silk

17,064

>

21

509

22 Liverpool

General

3

27

308

15 Hongkong

Sugar

27

449

18 Liverpool

General

46,605

2,520

28,339

October

10

509

London

Tea and Silk

42,350

31

308

Hobart Town

Tea

8,820

"

November 2

449

London

Tea and Silk

29,655

Carried forward,

,,་ཝོ

27,560

1,987

936,020

30.762

2,506,438

Brought forward,.....

26,560

1,987

936,020

30,762

2,506,438

807

Paoufoo,

October 1

75

7 Ningro

Ballast

October

11

75

Ningpo

Ballast

808 Spec,

105

17

7

105

Re-exports

55

''

""

809

...

812 Glenlyon,

813 Enterprize,

814

815 Spec,

James Armstrong, 810 Countess of Seafield,

811 Gambia,

441

17

Whampoa

General

4,875

29⚫ 441

London

Tea and Silk

20,580

"

492

19 London

36,627

November

7 492

48,070

J

""

11

567

34

Amoy

Sugar, &c.

4,611

October

28 567

Amoy

China Cargo

1,500

:

>>

18

348

15

""

Woosung

Ballast

-(Sold)-

20

80

7 Ningpo

October 21

80

Ningpo

Re-exports

817

818

Menam,

...

819

Eliza Ann,

820 Clyde,..

...

...

Mandarin,

816 Lady Mary Wood,

M. of Londonderry,

21

344

17 Sydney

21

105

...

17 Ningpo

31

""

>>

November 14

344

Sydney

Tea

17.693

October

24

105

Ningpo

Ballast

26

296

"9

80 Hongkong

November 1

296

Hongkong

Silk

50,468

"

November 1

808

22 | Sydney

December 1

808

London

Tea and Silk

122,393

}}

1

472

17

November 21

472

64,139

"

39

2

258

...

"2

23 Amoy

Sugar, &c,

7,228

December 14

258

Amoy

Sundries

2,200

783

""

25 Hongkong

5,510

6

783

London

Tea and Silk

52,578

>>

"

821 Parana,

326

17 Liverpool

General

12,181

3

326

"

Sydney

Tea

12,439

>>

822 Enterprize,.

80

...

...

"3

7 Ningpo

Ballast

November 10

80

Ningpo

Re-exports

823 Spec,

7

105

17

12

"

>>

824

Paoufoo,

7

75

7

12

"

Tea, &c., for

825 Great Britain,...

21

492

"

22 Hongkong

December

22 4

105

"

75

وو

5

492

Australia

Tea

21,573

re-exportation

826 Lady Mary Wood,

26

296

80

Ballast

"

827❘ Spec,

30

105

17 Ningpo

828 Paoufoo,

30

75

7

Rice

Ballast

400

November

December

30

296

Hongkong

Silk

51,336

184

"

"

829 Spec,

December 8

105

17

13

...

"

35

""

Iona,

830 Enterprize,.......

831

832 Pudsey Dawson,... 833 Confucius,

834 Benjamin Heape,

835 Joseph Fletcher,

8

80

7

10

">

>>

""

29

11

144

...

""

36 Lookong

12

33

>>

12

761

"

29 Whampoa

27

~24022

105

Ningpo

Ballast

75

Re-exports

105

Ballast

80

39

Re-exports

144

761

Hongkong London

Silk

31,868

Tea and Silk

184,370

"1

"

20

511

"

19 Liverpool

21

261

13 Melbourne

General

Ballast

37,674

21

670

27 Auckland

51

...

836 Royal Saxon,

837

Star of the East,

21

510

26 | Sydney

""

23

1,219

32

838 Enterprize,...

839 Spec,

24

80

...

"

7 Ningpo

26

105

17

"

240 Lady Mary Wood,

Total Tons,

26

296

80 Hongkong

232

13

:

...

39,030 2,786

Total Imports, £1,045,141

>>

December

27

80

Ningpo

Re-exports

31

105

""

31

296

32

Hongkong

Silk

62,558

38,713

£3,250,203

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1854.

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Consul.

185

712

III-RETURN of the QUANTITIES and VALUE OF MERCHANDIZE Imported into SHANGHAE, in 127 British Vessels of 39,030 Tons, from the Countries and Places undermentioned during the Year ending 31st December, 1853.

No. IN. TARIFF

DENOMINATION OF GOODS.

BRITISH MANUFACTURES AND

STAPLE ARTICLES.

Manufactures of Cotton.

QUANTITIES.

FROM WHAT COUNTRIES

IMPORTED

ESTIMATED VALUE IN STERLING

a 6s. 6d. per $

13

Long Cloth Grey,. . . .Pieces

1,345,860

597,056

White,.

223,328

109,065

English Cotton Goods,

· >>

114,875

38,291

Printed Cottons,

87,181

29,060

Fancy do.

72,936

24,312

Drills,

18,078

14,744

Velvets,.

Value

16,970

Velveteens,

Domestics,

.Pieces

1,621

Muslins,

""

1,100

Handkerchiefs,

.Dozen

1,000

14

Cotton Yarn,.

Piculs

560

Manufactures of Wool.

47

Broad Cloths &c., Changs

Long Ells,.

28,287 113,729

Camlets,

65,300

Inferior Woollens,

Value

Miscellaneous Articles, Raw

and Manufactured

30

Iron, Nail Road, &c., Piculs

Lead,

1,420 12,632

Tin,

182

""

Tin Plates,

.Boxes

295

020

19

Flints,

Piculs

1,300

20 Glass and Glass Ware . Value

Coals,

Timber,

Buttons,

Tons

1,628

. Value

1,183

21,053

970

590

433

2,800

6,512

2,800

"

826

Products of India and other

Countries.

£37,167

4

Bicho de Mar,

.Piculs

425

3,116

Birds' Nests,.

60

400

Cloves,

25

150

Pepper,

2,050

5,041

Rattans,

11,220

13,720

Indigo,

Value

London, Liverpool, Colonies, and Canton.

12,109

520

325

225

2,240

£844,917

24,953

37,909

21,766

5,185

£89,813

Rice, Sugar,. Sugar Candy,

Sandal-Wood,

Sapan-Wood,

Ebony-Wood,

Laka-Wood,

J

"

. Piculs

220

"

56

""

""

165 49

Miscellaneous Stores, &c., Val.

British India, Hongkong,

Total..

1,300

768

26,897

5,656

£57,058

440

34

220

49

£743

£15,443

£1,045,141

REMARKS. The preceding Returns have been compiled from the entries in the Books kept at this office. The Quantities specified are those that have paid or been declared for assessment of duty.-The weights and measures stated are those in use at Shanghae. 1 catty is equal to 13 pound avoirdupois, and 100 catties correspond with 133 pounds in England. 1 chang is 4 English yards nearly.-The value given has in most instances been computed upon the average prices of the year in the Shang- hae market, and where this has been found impracticable, an approximate estimate has been subs- tituted. The reduction of the Spanish Dollars into Sterling has been made at the average Exchange of the year of 6s. 6d. per dollar. When trade under foreign flags has been included, the information has been derived from official records when these where accessible. The destruction of the Custom- house books on the capture of the City has made it impossible to give returns of duties levied on for- eign trade in the year ending December 1853.

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,-Consul.

sh Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1853.

No. of

DENOMINATION of Goods.

QUANTITIES.

TARIFF.

186

IV.-RETURN of the QUANTITIES and VALUE OF MERCHANDIZE Exported from SHANGHAE, in 126 British Vessels of 38,713 Tons, to the undermentioned Places, during the Year ending 31st De- cember, 1853

ESTIMATED VALUE IN STO. a 6s. 6d. PER $.

TO WHAT COUNTRIES EXPORTED

38

Nankeens,.

.Piculs

Silk, Raw,.

.Bales

456 33,247

46

Silk Piece Goods,...........Cases

289

Hongkong, Great Britain,

Hongkong, Sydney,

4,560

£2,053,214

28,127

55

Tea,.........

....Lbs.

24,743,600

Singapore, Five Ports,

1,155,750

and Manila.

Wool,.

Fans,....

..Bales

.Piculs

Chinaware,.

566 42 655

London and Liverpool

3,679

Do.

1,680

Do.

1,310

Brassware,..

91

Do.

455

Miscellaneous,..

value

1,428

Total...

£3,250,203

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Consul

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 52.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT. R

Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1854.

!.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant.

be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations. Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE Contract hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day catablished, will

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

JOHN BOWRING.

By Order,

PROCLAMATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Transportation

By His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the CCC Colony of Hongkong and its Depedencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipoten- tiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

Whereas it has come to the knowledge of Her Majesty's Government that the transportation of Chi- . nese Coolies to the Chincha or Guano Islands has resulted in the most aggravated form of Slavery, Notice is hereby given that it is illegal for any British Subject to be engaged directly or indirectly in such traffic, and Her Majesty's Government will exercise the utmost rigour of the Laws for the Suppression of the Slave Trade against all persons so engaged in the export of Natives of the Empire of China.

By His Excellency's Command,

Given at Victoria, Hongkong, this 14th day of September, 1854.

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY, for the Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Diplomatic Department.

PROCLAMATION.

By His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Knight, Her Britannick Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, &c., &c.

WHEREAS authentic information has reached Her Majesty's Government of intolerable cruelties and oppressions, practiced upon Chinese emigrants, who have been conveyed in British ships to the Chincha or Guano Islands, and reduced to a state of slavery, it is hereby made known to all consignees, owners, and commanders of British Vessels in China, that they are absolutely prohibited from accept- ing charters or conveying Emigrants to the said Islands, and that any disobedience to this prohibition will be visited by the severest penalties of the Law. And Her Majesty's Consular Authorities are in their several jurisdictions required to ascertain and report to this Superintendency for the information of Her Majesty's Government any case which may came to their knowledge of such charter or con- veyance of the Subjects of China to the islands aforesaid, not only as regards the five legal Ports of China, but from any other place or places whereat emigrants may be shipped.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong,

11th September, 1854.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

JOHN BOWRING.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

During the temporary absence of the Honorable C. B. Hillier, Esq. Chief Magistrate, the duties of his office will be performed by W. H. Mitchell, Esq. Assistant Magistrate.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY, for the Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 16th September, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given that a Sale by Public Auction of Crown Land on Leases will be held, on the ground to be sold, on Wednesday the 27th day of September at Noon.

Information regarding the Lots to be sold and the conditions of Sale may be obtained, and any Lots that are not included in the Sale Bill may be added thereto, on application at the Surveyor Ge- neral's Office any day before Saturday the 23d September.

Surveyor General's Office Victoria,

15h September, 1854.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

H. E. Her Britannick Majesty's Plenipotentiary &c., &c.. being about temporarily to leave the Colony and to remove the Superintendency of trade to Shanghae, notice is hereby given that all communications, intended for His Excellency, may be addressed to D. B. Robertson Esq., at the Government offices, Hongkong, who will take charge of the current business of the Superintendency during the absence of H. M. Plenipotentiary..

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST,

Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong,

16th September, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The attention of ship masters and others is hereby directed to the following Act (with translation in Chinese), No. XLI passed by the Honorable the President of the Council of India "to prevent the landing and leaving of decrepit Beggars in the Settlements of Prince of Wales' Island, Singapore and Malacca."

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY, for the Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 13th September, 1854.

ACT No. XLI. OF 1850

Passed by the Hon'ble the President of the Council of India in Council on the 22nd November 1850,

with the assent of the Most Noble the Governor General of India. An Act to prevent the landing and leaving of decrepit Beggars, in the Settlements of Prince of Wales' Island, Singapore and Malaca.

WHEREAS much public inconvenience has arisen by Masters of Ships and Nakodas of Junks and other Vessels landing and leaving in the Settlements of Prince of Wales' Island, Singapore and Malacca, diseased, maimed, blind and decrepit persons, who afterwards beg for subsistence in the public streets. It is enacted as follows:

I. From the first day of January 1851, all Captains, Commanders, Masters or Nakodas of ships, Junks, Topes, Boats, Prahus or other Vessels, who shall bring, and land, or cause to be brought and landed in any part of the Settlements of Prince of Wales' Island, Singapore and Malacca, or in any of the places now or hereafter to be subordinate or annexed thereto respectively, without leave of the Superintendent of Police of such place, any diseased, maimed, blind or decrepit person, not having the means of subsistence, and who may be hindered by his or her diseased, blind or disabled state from earning a livelihood, shall, on conviction before two Justices of the Peace, be liable for every such offence, to pay a fine not exceeding One Hundred Dollars, and in default of payment, to be imprisoned for any period not exceeding two calendar months.

II. Any two Justices, upon the complaint of the Superintendent or other Officer of Police, that any such person, who has not resided one month in the Settlement, has been found begging, or has become chargeable to the Settlement, may cause such person to be brought before them, and may

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NOTICE.

be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated upon MARINE LOT No. 44, lately in the occupation of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVeyor General.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

NOTICE.

be Let or Sold PREMISES

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship CHUSAN, Captain Down, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Wednesday, the 27th September, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE,

Ted upon of Oope the LAND and in the Supa situat at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam N PastiGE, apply

the Hon. the Chief Justice.

Application to be made at the Office of the Surveyor General.

15th July, 1854.

THE

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

next GENERAL MAILS by the CHUSAN, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Tuesday, the 26th instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

14th September, 1854.

pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 14th September, 1854.

THE

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong,

A

No. 53.

THE

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ET MON

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations. Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE inven, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary®

lave sale..

Notice is hereby given that a Sale by Public Auction of Crown Land on Leases will be held, on the ground to be sold, on Wednesday, the 27th September, at Noon.

Information regarding the Lots to be sold and the conditions of Sale may be obtained, and any Lots that are not included în the Sale Bill may be added thereto, on application at the Surveyor General's Office any day before Saturday the 23d September.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY, Surveyor General.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th September, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT under its

FRIDAY, the 6th day of October, 1854, at 12 o'clock NOON.

By order of the Court, WILLIAMS HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

T

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship CHUSAN, Captain CURLING, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Wednesday, the

In re THOMAS DELANY,-Police Constable, deceased 27th September, at 2 P. M.

JOHN KINGSMILL, ABDOOLAH,

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"

"

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS

NOTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin and all until 2 P. a. on the 26th.

persons to

any WILLS OF CODICILS

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com-

Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

the above parties that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT, on Saturday, the 5th day of Octo-pany's ber, 1854; or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Admi- nistration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

THE

By order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the CHUSAN, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Tuesday, the 26th instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

14th September, 1854.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 14th September, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH

OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong,

No. 54.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE,

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant.

be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, aud all Public Papers of this Government.

THE hiureby given, that the HONGKONG, GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, unl

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

The sale of Marine Lot No. 64, (one of the lots included in the Sale Bill of the 27th instant,) having been postponed, notice is hereby given, that it will be offered for sale by Public Auction, on the ground on Wednesday, the 4th proximo at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.

Surveyor General's Office, 28th September, 1854.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Return of the Land Sale held on the 27th instant is published for general information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 28th September, 1854.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

RETURN OF LOTS SOLD ON THE 27TH SEPTEMBER 1854.

BOUNDARY MEASUREMENT.

KNOCKED

REGISTERED

CONTENTS

ORDER

NUMBER

IN

OF

LOCALITY.

OF

SQUARE

RATE PER

11,025

SQUARE

FIXED

CLASSES.

ANNUAL RENTAL.

DOWN

AT

SIGNATURE OF PURCHASERS.

SALE

LOT.

N.

S.

E.

W.

FEET.

FEET.

PREMIUM.

£

S.

d.

I. 369 A

Queen's Road.

50

50

50

50

2500

£25

3

5

B

4

2

.. 219 A

M.83

$135

80

80

45

45

3600

40

1

12

18

7/0

150

50

"

135 175

Y. J. Murrow.

Acheong.

13500

Marine

50

270

W. Tarrant.

84

50

"

135

135

6750

40

"

170

85

Y. J. Murrow.

50

50

"

135

135

6750

40

""

140

86

Y. J. Murrow.

50

50

135 135

6750

40

415

87

W. Tarrant.

50

50

135

135

6750

40

495

88

W. Taurant.

50

50

135 135

6750

40

680

9

89

Queen's Road and Strand. | 100

Akin.

60

135

135

10800

50

810

10

1.212 c

Akin.

Hollywood Road.

50

50

50

50

2500

30

2

170

11

Assow.

282

""

35

35

88

88

3080

12

"

"

"

100 A

M. 64 A

13

14

15

16

17

18

,, 282 A

256 E

256 D

,, 255 c

100

Aberdeen Street.

"

315

35

35

"" F

88

88

3080

"

210

20

20

Acheong.

Aching.

>

60

60

1200

>>

35

11

19 | 19

W. Tarrant.

60

60

1140

20

45

Assow.

13

13

60

60

780

60

110 110

Aching.

174

174

19140

10

6

17

25

C. Markwick.

110 110

174

"

174

19140

10

6

17

50

VictoriaEast Queen's Road.

C. Markwick.

64

75

125

125

8861

Marine

61

Not sold

Total.

£

385

6

8

$4795

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY, Surve, or General.

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NOTICE. THE next SITTING of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION will be held on FRIDAY, the 6th day of October, 1854, at 12 o'clock NOON.

By order of the Court,

WILLIAMS HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

194

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

TH

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship CADIZ, Captain ROBERTS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Wednesday, the

In re THOMAS DELANY,-Police Constable, deceased | 11th October, at 2 P. M.

JOHN KINGSMILL, ABDOOLAH,

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CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com-

Office, Hongkong.

́OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin and all other persons to produce any WILLS OF CODICILS Of the above parties that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT, on Saturday, the 5th day of Octo-pany's ber, 1854; or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Admi- nistration will be granted to the Acting Registar of

the said Court.

TH

By order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the CADIZ, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Tuesday, the 10th October, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND.

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th September, 1854.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the A written declaration of the Contents and Value of

Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 28th September, 1854.

TH

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Boad, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 55.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

PENSE

PROIT.

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant

-Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, wil be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary..

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The attention of Consignees of Vessels and others whom it may concern is particularly called to the practice of delaying, till immediately before the Vessel's departure, to apply for the necessary alterations in the Certificate of Registry.

Such application made in proper time would obviate much inconvenience to Consignees and Masters, and promote the regular Despatch of Vessels.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 5th October, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

NOTICE.

NOTICE.

THE SUPREME COURT will sit in NISI PRIUS on

THE

HE ordinary CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the Saturday, the 14th day of October instant, at 11

REME COURT will be held on Monday, the 16th

instant, at 11 o'clock, A.M.

By order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

o'clock A.M.

By order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

ין

THI

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE next GENERAL MAILS by the CADIZ, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Tuesday, the 10th October, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND, Post-Master. -

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

T

28th September, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

196

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship CADIZ, Captain ROBERTS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Wednesday, the 11th October, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. ou the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 28th September, 1854.

THE

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 56.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

DROIT

Hongkon g

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. THE hitherto liven, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, wilt. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 13th October, 1854.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 30th September, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,.

.$86,047*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

P. CAMPBELL,

Sub Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

2d October, 1854.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

13th October, 1854.

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POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

198

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the ERIN, THE

will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Thursday, the 26th October, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

12th October, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship_ERIN, Captain ROGERS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on FRIDAY, the 27th October, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

TH

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 12th October, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 57.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

THE

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. ----Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations. Notifications, and all-Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

PUBLIC NOTICE.

OTICE is hereby given, that a SPECIAL SESSION

MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE, Victoria, on Wednesday, the Twenty second day of November next, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of granting LICENSES for the sale of SPIRITUOUS and FERMENTED LIQUORS, during the year commencing on the First of December next.

Applications for LICENSES must be lodged at this OFFICE, Ten Days before the Session, in the form pre- scribed by Ordinance No. 11 of 1844.

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th October, 1854.

J. COLLINS, Chief Clerk.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE THE next GENERAL MAILS by the ERIN, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Thursday, the 26th October, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

THEA

12th October, 1854.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 4 P.M.,

and on Thursdays at 6 P.M.

Hongkong, 17th October, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship_ERIN, Captain ROGERS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie. and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on FRIDAY, the 27th October, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com. pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES,, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 12th October, 1854.

Printed and Published by RoBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong,

No. 58.

THE

DIEU

1 ET MON

ROIT

Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

THE Contice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

In re B. WHELEHAM,-Police Constable, deceased

ISHMAEL,

MAHOMED,

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OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin and all other persons to produce any WILLS or CODICILS of the above parties that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT, on Saturday, the fourth day of November, 1854; or if none, that the Next of Kin do

Nonor refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

By order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

PUBLIC NOTICE.

a SPECIAL SESSION

OF MAGISTRATES will be held at the CHIEF MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE, Victoria, on Wednesday, the Twenty second day of November next, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of granting LICENSES for the sale of SPIRITUOUS and FERMENTED LIQUORS during the year commencing on the First of December

next.

Applications for LICENSES must be lodged at this OFFICE, Ten Days before the Session, in the form pre- scribed by Ordinance No. 11 of 1844.

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th October, 1854.

J. COLLINS, Chief Clerk.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the MALTA,

THEMA

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-

Tran's Steam-ship MALTA, Captain PURCHASE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on SATURDAY, the 11th November, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 28th October, 1854.

NOTICE.

will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Friday, theПHE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH 10th November, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL

OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 4 P.M.,

Hongkong, 17th October, 1854.

will be made up on the following Morning between the and on Thursdays at 6 P.M. Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th October, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 59.

THE

DIEV

ET MON

DROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE hitherto inven, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary,

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. 3 of 1854.

BY the Honourable Lieutenant-Colonel WILLIAM CAINE, Lieutenant-Governor administering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE TO DECLARE CERTAIN ACTS OF THE IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT TO BE IN FORCE IN THIS COLONY.

[31st October, 1854.]

WHEREAS it is expedient that the Provisions of certain Acts of the Imperial Parliament should be adopted in this Colony:

Title.

Preamble.

Acts of Parlia-

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by the Honourable the Lieutenant- Governor administering the Government of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Le- ment enumerated gislative Council thereof, that from henceforth the several Acts of Parliament, the in annexed Sche- Titles of which are set forth in the Schedule hereunto annexed, shall, so far as in the Colony. they are applicable to this Colony, be of force therein from and after the 31st Day of October, 1854.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 31st Day of October, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

W. CAINE.

dule to be in force

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SCHEDULE OF THE ACTS OF PARLIAMENT TO WHICH THIS ORDINANCE REFERS.

6 & 7 Victoria, Cap. 34.-An Act for the better Apprehension of certain Offenders.

19

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7 & 8

8 & 9

9 & 10

10 & 11

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14 & 15 15 & 16

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Title.

Preamble.

85.-An Act for improving the Law of Evidence.

96.-An Act to amend the Law respecting defamatory Words and Libel. 62.-An Act to amend the Law as to burning Farm Buildings.

47.-An Act for the further Prevention of the Offence of Dog Stealing.

25.-An Act for preventing malicious Injuries to Persons and Property by

fire, or by explosive or destructive Substances.

66. An Act for extending the Provisions of the Law respecting Threatening

Letters and accusing Parties with a view to extort Money.

19. An Act for the better Prevention of Offences.

24.-An Act for the Amendment of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen VICTORIA, intituled "An Act for the Amendment of the Laws with respect to Wills.”

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1854.

BY The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel WILLIAM CAINE, Lieutenant-Governor ad- ministering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE FOR REDUCING THE NUMBER OF JURYMEN FROM EIGHTEEN TO TEN.

[31st October, 1854.] WHEREAS in consequence of the more frequent holding of Criminal Sessions in future, it will be unnecessary to summon more than a panel of Ten Jurymen :)

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by the Honorable the Lieutenant-Governor administering the Government of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, that Sections VI and VII of Ordinance No. 4 of 1851 be amended by 10 Jurymen to substituting the word Ten for the word Eighteen so often as the same occurs therein

respectively, in order to diminish the said panel by eight names.

Ordinance 4 of 1851 SS. 6 and 7 amended.

form Panel.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 31st Day of October, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

W. CAINE.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

REGULA GENERALIS.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

MICHELMAS TERM.

31ST OCTOBER, 1854.

Amendment of I. That Section III of Part I of Regula Generalis of 1st March, 1847, be amend- Sec. III, Part I, of ed in such wise that there shall be criminal Sessions holden on the 29th Day of Regula Generalis of 1st March, 1847. January, the 28th Day of February, the 29th Day of March, the 25th Day of April, Criminal Sessions. the 25th Day of May, the 25th Day of June, the 25th Day of July, the 25th Day of

Proviso.

Fees.

August, the 29th Day of September, the 29th Day of October, the 29th Day of November, and the 29th Day of December, in every year, and be continued by adjournment, as the case may require, until the whole of the Criminal business is disposed of:-Provided, if any or either of the hereinbefore mentioned days occur on a Sunday, then that the Criminal Sessions be holden on the day following. Provided further, that, if the Chief Justice find it so expedient, Criminal Sessions shall not be holden two months in every year, such two months not being consecutive. II. That Schedule 7 attached to the Regula Generalis above mentioned be amended according to the Form hereunto annexed.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 31st Day of October, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

By the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Clerk of Councils.

COURT FEES.

For filing or entering Plaint, or Statement of Cause of Action,

$1.00

Writ of Summons, each Defendant,

0.50

For filing every Affidavit of Debt, where the Sum sworn to shall not exceed $100,

2.00

Do. do. do. where the Sum sworn to shall exceed $100, for every $100 or Fractional

Part thereof, beyond the first $100,

0.25

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202

SCHEDULE OF THE ACTS OF PARLIAMENT TO WHICH THIS ORDINANCE REFERS.

6 & 7 Victoria, Cap. 34.-An Act for the better Apprehension of certain Offenders.

19

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7 & 8

8 & 9

9 & 10

10 & 11

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14 & 15 15 & 16

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Title.

Preamble.

85.-An Act for improving the Law of Evidence.

96.-An Act to amend the Law respecting defamatory Words and Libel. 62.-An Act to amend the Law as to burning Farm Buildings.

47.-An Act for the further Prevention of the Offence of Dog Stealing.

25.-An Act for preventing malicious Injuries to Persons and Property by

fire, or by explosive or destructive Substances.

66. An Act for extending the Provisions of the Law respecting Threatening

Letters and accusing Parties with a view to extort Money.

19. An Act for the better Prevention of Offences.

24.-An Act for the Amendment of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen VICTORIA, intituled "An Act for the Amendment of the Laws with respect to Wills.”

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1854.

BY The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel WILLIAM CAINE, Lieutenant-Governor ad- ministering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE FOR REDUCING THE NUMBER OF JURYMEN FROM EIGHTEEN TO TEN.

[31st October, 1854.] WHEREAS in consequence of the more frequent holding of Criminal Sessions in future, it will be unnecessary to summon more than a panel of Ten Jurymen :)

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by the Honorable the Lieutenant-Governor administering the Government of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, that Sections VI and VII of Ordinance No. 4 of 1851 be amended by 10 Jurymen to substituting the word Ten for the word Eighteen so often as the same occurs therein

respectively, in order to diminish the said panel by eight names.

Ordinance 4 of 1851 SS. 6 and 7 amended.

form Panel.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 31st Day of October, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

W. CAINE.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

REGULA GENERALIS.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

MICHELMAS TERM.

31ST OCTOBER, 1854.

Amendment of I. That Section III of Part I of Regula Generalis of 1st March, 1847, be amend- Sec. III, Part I, of ed in such wise that there shall be criminal Sessions holden on the 29th Day of Regula Generalis of 1st March, 1847. January, the 28th Day of February, the 29th Day of March, the 25th Day of April, Criminal Sessions. the 25th Day of May, the 25th Day of June, the 25th Day of July, the 25th Day of

Proviso.

Fees.

August, the 29th Day of September, the 29th Day of October, the 29th Day of November, and the 29th Day of December, in every year, and be continued by adjournment, as the case may require, until the whole of the Criminal business is disposed of:-Provided, if any or either of the hereinbefore mentioned days occur on a Sunday, then that the Criminal Sessions be holden on the day following. Provided further, that, if the Chief Justice find it so expedient, Criminal Sessions shall not be holden two months in every year, such two months not being consecutive. II. That Schedule 7 attached to the Regula Generalis above mentioned be amended according to the Form hereunto annexed.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 31st Day of October, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

By the Court,

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Clerk of Councils.

COURT FEES.

For filing or entering Plaint, or Statement of Cause of Action,

$1.00

Writ of Summons, each Defendant,

0.50

For filing every Affidavit of Debt, where the Sum sworn to shall not exceed $100,

2.00

Do. do. do. where the Sum sworn to shall exceed $100, for every $100 or Fractional

Part thereof, beyond the first $100,

0.25

203

Writ of Capias,

Alias or Pluries do.,

Filing and entering every Appearance, .

Filing and entering Declaration, where the Real Amount claimed shall not exceed $100, For every $100 or Fractional Part thereof, after the first $100,

In all Ejectments, and in all Actions and Proceedings where the Property sought to be recovered shall consist of Lands or Houses, or both, the Charge on filing or entering Declaration shall be one quarter per cent upon the Valuation at which the same is assessed by Government.

In all Actions or Proceedings brought for the recovery of a Specific Personal Chattel, or for Damages done thereto, or for conversion of the same, the Charge for filing and enter- ing Declaration shall be one quarter per cent on the value of the Chattel, and one quarter per cent on the Damage laid in the Declaration.

Registrar's Certificate of Declaration being filed,

For filing and entering every Plea, Demurrer, Joinder in Demurrer, Replication, Rejoinder,

or other Pleading,

·

For filing any Documents or Affidavits not otherwise charged,

For the Pleadings when Issue is joined, in fact or in Law or both.-One Fee of,

NOTE. This Fee is to be collected on signing the Writ of Trial, or on passing the Record,

or otherwise on the taxing of Costs.

For Subpoena, each Witness,

For signing the Jury Process, and passing and sealing the Record of Nisi Prius,

$1.00

1.00

1.00

0.50

0.25

1.00

0.50

0.25

2.00

0.50

1,00

NOTE. Venire and Distringas included in this.

For striking and reducing a Special Jury,

5.00

For entering an Interlocutory Judgment, where no Pleading Fee of $2 has been previously

payable,

1.00

For entering a Final Judgment,

1.00

For entering a Judgment of Non Pros.,

1.00

For every Satisfaction acknowledged upon Record,

1.00

For entering an Audita Querela,

1.00

For exemplifying a Record.

1.00

For entering every Cause for Trial,

1.00

For calling same,

0.25

For administering every Oath, in Court or Chambers,

0.25

For reading every Exhibit, Document, or Paper produced in Evidence, unless the Court or

Judge shall at the time direct a larger Sum to be paid,

0.25

For every Judgment or Decree pronounced by the Court or Judge, where the Amount

recovered does not exceed $100,

0.50

For every $100 or Fractional Part thereof above the first $100,

0.25

For entering such Judgment or Decree,

0.50

For taxing Costs where the Bill does not exceed $100,

2.00

For every $100 or Fractional Part thereof above the first $100.

0.50

For every Report or Determination of the Registrar, on Special Reference from the Court, For every Examination before the Registrar, vivâ voce, or on Written Interrogatories, For settling every Bond, as Security for Costs,

5.00

2.50

3.00

For all Writs of Execution,

For every Writ not otherwise charged,

2.00

0.50

For every copy of Declaration or other Pleading, or any other Document, Paper, or Proceed-

ing in Court not otherwise charged, in all Matters, per Folio,

0.50

For Registrar or Clerk examining or attesting and certifying same in all matters, For every Attachment for Contempt, in the Presence of the Court or otherwise, or Disobedience

of Rule or Order of Court,

0.50

1.00

For all Interrogatories and answers filed thereto, in pursuance thereof,-per For every Commission to examine or swear Witnesses,—each Witness,

Folio,

0.25

1.00

For every Search in the Registrar's Office,

0.25

For every Judge's Summons,.

1.00

For every Rule or Order of Court, including sealing,

1.00

Filing Notice of Motion,

0.50

For every Attendance by Registrar, or other Person appointed by the Court (within the Limits of Victoria) to take Affidavits, administer Oaths, or transact other Business,— exclusive of Expenses,

1.00

Beyond the Limits of Victoria,-exclusive of Expenses,

Attendance as Commissioners to take Interrogatories,per Diem,

Attendance at the Judge's House, at the request of a party,

Special Case for the Opinion of the Court,

Demurrer and other Paper Books,

Exhibit to which Judge's Signature is required,

Certificate on Nisi Prius Record,

Escape Warrant, .

Warrant to apprehend an Insolvent,

For every Receipt granted by the Registrar, when demanded,

2.00

3.00

2.00

1.00

1.00

0.50

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.50

For affixing the Seal of the Court to any Process during Court Hours,

"1.00

After Court Hours,

2.00

For every Transcript of Record, where the same shall not exceed 50 Folios, Each Folio beyond 50 Folios,

25.00

0.5€

204

ECCLESIASTICAL FEES.

BY THE PROCTORS.

For drawing and copying Affidavit, Petition, and other Documents, Attendances &c., the

same Fees as in Actions at Law.

BY THE REGISTRAR.

For filing and entering Petition for Probate or Letters of Administration, &c.,

Swearing Petitioner to the Truth of Petition,

For every Citation,

For every Commission of Appraisement,

For every Caveat filed,

For granting Probate or Letters of Administration,

For filing and entering Bond by Administrator,

For every Certificate by the Registrar or other Officer of Accounts and Inventories being filed,

$0.50

0.50

0.50

0.50

0.50

2.50

1.00

where the Sum realised shall amount to $200,

1.00

For every subsequent $100 or Fractional Part thereof,

0.50

Swearing Party to the Truth of Account or Inventory,

0.50

Every Exemplification of Will,-per Folio,

0.50

For every order of Court or Judge,

0.50

NOTE.-No Fees payable where the Estate is sworn to be under $200; above this sum and

under $500 one half of each fee.

SHERIFF'S FEES.

For Service of every Writ of Summons, Subpoena, Citation, or Order,

For every Arrest on Civil Process,

For discharging every Defendant by desire of Plaintiff,

For releasing Property taken in Executiou at the desire of Plaintiff,

For drawing and taking Bail Bond, each Defendant,

For conveying Defendant to Gaol from Place of Arrest,-per Mile,

per cent on every $100 or Fractional Part thereof above $500.

For every Arrest or Seizure in execution, 2 per cent to be charged on the first $500; and 1

For receiving Money upon Deposit, and paying same into Court,

For filing Bail Bond,

For Assignment of Bail or other Bond,

For Return to any Writ of Habeas Corpus,-if one Action,

For each Action after the first,

Searching Office for Detainers,

For each Man left in possession, if boarded,-per diem,

1.00

2.50

0.50

2.50

1.00

0.50

2.00

1.00

1.00

3.00

1.00

0.50

1.00

Do.

Dp.

Not boarded,

1.50

On Writs of Inquiry.

On lodging Writ for entering Cause and Warrant for Summoning Jury, Sheriff for presiding,

1.00

5.00

Bailiff for summoning Jury and Attendance in Court,

1.00

For drawing and engrossing Inquisition,-per Folio, For returning Inquisition,

0.50

1.00

Summons for Attendance of Witness,

0.50

In Replevin.

For every Replevin Bond, where the Value of the Property replevined shall not exceed $100, For every $100 or Fractional Part thereof above the first $100,

2.00

0.25

Precept to Bailiff,

1.00

Notice for Service on Defendant,

0.50

Bailiff for summoning Parties and delivering Goods to Tenant,

2.00

Jury Process.

For return to venire,

1.00

The like on Distringas or Habeas Corpus for Jury,

The like with a view,

For each Warrant to Bailiff to summon common Juror and service, For attendance naming special Jury,

For each Warrant to Bailiff to summon special Juror and service,

3.00

5.00

0.50

5.00

1.00

ATTORNEY'S FEES.

Writing Letter for Payment of Debt,

1.00

Service and Copy,

1.00

Instructions to Sue or Defend,

2.00

Warrant to Sue or Defend,

0.50

Summons and attending to Issue,

3.00

Copy for and service on each Defendant,

1.50

Searching for, or entering Appearance,

1.00

Drawing Pleadings, Statements, Accounts for Clients, Petitions, Cases, Affiadvitts, Proceed-

ings in Court, Bill of Costs, Briefs, &c., &c., for the first Folio,

1.00

Every subsequent Folio, .

0.50

Fair Copy of the like and all other Documents, per Folio,

Engrossing the like, per Folio,

Drawing and Copy particulars of Demand,

0.25

0.25

1.50

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Do.

Attending to deliver same, Drawing Rule to Plead, . Demand of Plea,

Copy and Service, . Notice of Trial, Copy and Service,

Entering Issue on Roll,

Attending thereon,

Warrant and Docket,

Attending to pass Record,

Copy particulars to annex to Record,

Venire and Attending to issue,

Distirngas

Do.

Attending for Return,

Attending to enter Cause for Trial,

Drawing Subpœna,

Copy and Service (each Witness,)

Instructions for Brief, .

Attending Counsel in Court, cause not tried,

do.

Drawing and Engrossing Postea,

Entering Interlocutory Judgment,

Do. Final Judgment,

Attending thereon,

Attending to deliver Bill of Costs,

Notice to Tax Copy and Service;

Attending to Tax,

Attending Counsel, when necessary,

Do.

Do.

$1.00

1.00

0.50

1.00

0.50

..

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.50

1.00

1.50

2.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

4.00

3.00

cause tried,

1

6.00

2.50

1.50

2.00

1.00

1.00

1.50

2.00

2.00

Officers of Court, Sheriff or Deputy, where not otherwise charged, .

1.00

Court or Judge at Chambers in support of or opposition to motion, summons,

&c.,

&c., where no Counsel employed,

4.00

Do. do. if Counsel employed,

2.00

Attending Court on motion by Counsel including notice and motion paper to Registrar, Do. do. and conducting the trial of any suit, action, or prosecution (if no Counsel

employed,)

2.00

12.00

Do. Do.

before arbitrator at per hour,

3.00

D

Client in Solicitor's office, when necessary,

1.00

Do.

the like out of office at Client's request in writing within the limits of Victoria, Beyond these limits,

2,00

4.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.50

1.50

For every necessary letter written upon matters in dispute between the parties, including

copy to be kept by Attorney,

Discharge to Sheriff, including service and copy,

Notices of all proceedings by Attorney, &c., on opponent, including copy to keep, Service of do.,

Fee to each Attorney or Agent, when a cause is settled without going to trial,

TH

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the MALTA, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Friday, the 10th November, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th October, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM PANY'S Steam-ship MALTA, Captain PURCHASE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on SATURDAY, the 11th November, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Luding, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 28th October, 1854.

NOTICE.

Public Auction.

instant, FARM

THE undersigned will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION on

LOT No. 12, situated near the GAP by order of the BAILIFF of the SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

TERMS OF SALE,- Cash in MEXICAN Dollars, and all expenses of transfer to be paid by the Purchaser.

C. MARKWICK, Government Auctioneer.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

205

Do.

Attending to deliver same, Drawing Rule to Plead, . Demand of Plea,

Copy and Service, . Notice of Trial, Copy and Service,

Entering Issue on Roll,

Attending thereon,

Warrant and Docket,

Attending to pass Record,

Copy particulars to annex to Record,

Venire and Attending to issue,

Distirngas

Do.

Attending for Return,

Attending to enter Cause for Trial,

Drawing Subpœna,

Copy and Service (each Witness,)

Instructions for Brief, .

Attending Counsel in Court, cause not tried,

do.

Drawing and Engrossing Postea,

Entering Interlocutory Judgment,

Do. Final Judgment,

Attending thereon,

Attending to deliver Bill of Costs,

Notice to Tax Copy and Service;

Attending to Tax,

Attending Counsel, when necessary,

Do.

Do.

$1.00

1.00

0.50

1.00

0.50

..

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.50

1.00

1.50

2.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

4.00

3.00

cause tried,

1

6.00

2.50

1.50

2.00

1.00

1.00

1.50

2.00

2.00

Officers of Court, Sheriff or Deputy, where not otherwise charged, .

1.00

Court or Judge at Chambers in support of or opposition to motion, summons,

&c.,

&c., where no Counsel employed,

4.00

Do. do. if Counsel employed,

2.00

Attending Court on motion by Counsel including notice and motion paper to Registrar, Do. do. and conducting the trial of any suit, action, or prosecution (if no Counsel

employed,)

2.00

12.00

Do. Do.

before arbitrator at per hour,

3.00

D

Client in Solicitor's office, when necessary,

1.00

Do.

the like out of office at Client's request in writing within the limits of Victoria, Beyond these limits,

2,00

4.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.50

1.50

For every necessary letter written upon matters in dispute between the parties, including

copy to be kept by Attorney,

Discharge to Sheriff, including service and copy,

Notices of all proceedings by Attorney, &c., on opponent, including copy to keep, Service of do.,

Fee to each Attorney or Agent, when a cause is settled without going to trial,

TH

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the MALTA, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Friday, the 10th November, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th October, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM PANY'S Steam-ship MALTA, Captain PURCHASE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on SATURDAY, the 11th November, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Luding, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 28th October, 1854.

NOTICE.

Public Auction.

instant, FARM

THE undersigned will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION on

LOT No. 12, situated near the GAP by order of the BAILIFF of the SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

TERMS OF SALE,- Cash in MEXICAN Dollars, and all expenses of transfer to be paid by the Purchaser.

C. MARKWICK, Government Auctioneer.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 60.

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GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. THE hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

[ERRATUM.-In the table of Attorney's Fees which appeared in the Gazette of Saturday last, page 205, the following should be substituted for lines 9 and 10; viz :-

Warrant and Docket,

Attending to pass Record,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

$1.50

1.00]

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 5 of 1854.

By the Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine, Lieutenant-Governor ad- ministering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE ORDINANCE No. 9 of 1845, ENTI- TLED AN ORDINANCE TO INVEST THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG WITH A

UMMARY JURISDICTION IN CERTAIN CASES.'

"

[31st October, 1854.] WHEREAS it is advisable to afford further facility for the recovery of the posses- sion of Lands and Tenements the annual Rental of which does not exceed the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, and accordingly to amend the Ordinance No: 9 of 1845 by extending its power to such cases of possession :—

Title.

Preamble.

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by the Honorable the Lieutenant-Governor administering the Government of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, That so much of the First and other Sections of Ordinance No. 9 of 1845 as are in any wise inconsistent or repugnant to the provisions of this Ordinance shall, as re- nance 9 of 1845 re- spects the application of the same, be deemed and are hereby repealed to such extent. pealed.

Parts of Ordi.

No. 60.

THE

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Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. THE hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

[ERRATUM.-In the table of Attorney's Fees which appeared in the Gazette of Saturday last, page 205, the following should be substituted for lines 9 and 10; viz :-

Warrant and Docket,

Attending to pass Record,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

$1.50

1.00]

Wanted, a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 5 of 1854.

By the Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine, Lieutenant-Governor ad- ministering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE ORDINANCE No. 9 of 1845, ENTI- TLED AN ORDINANCE TO INVEST THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG WITH A

UMMARY JURISDICTION IN CERTAIN CASES.'

"

[31st October, 1854.] WHEREAS it is advisable to afford further facility for the recovery of the posses- sion of Lands and Tenements the annual Rental of which does not exceed the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, and accordingly to amend the Ordinance No: 9 of 1845 by extending its power to such cases of possession :—

Title.

Preamble.

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by the Honorable the Lieutenant-Governor administering the Government of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, That so much of the First and other Sections of Ordinance No. 9 of 1845 as are in any wise inconsistent or repugnant to the provisions of this Ordinance shall, as re- nance 9 of 1845 re- spects the application of the same, be deemed and are hereby repealed to such extent. pealed.

Parts of Ordi.

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Possession of II. And be it further enacted and ordained, that when the term and interest of Tenements not ex- the Tenant of any Lands or Tenements where the value of the premises or the Rent ceeding $500 per payable in respect of such tenancy did not exceed the annual Sum of Five Hundred annum, recoverable by Plaint in the Dollars, shall have ended or shall have been duly determined by a legal notice to Summary Jurisdic- quit, and if such Tenant or occupier of the same or any part thereof shall neglect tion of the Supreme or refuse to quit and deliver up possession of the Premises or of such part thereof Court.

respectively, it shall be lawful for the Landlord or his Agent to enter a plaint (after the Form in the schedule hereunto annexed) in the Supreme Court in its Summary Jurisdiction, and thereupon a Summons shall issue to the person so neglecting or If Tenant, &c., refusing; and if the Tenant or occupier shall not thereupon appear at the time and neglect to appear place appointed and show cause to the contrary, and shall still neglect or refuse to or refuse to give deliver up possession of the Premises to the Landlord or his Agent, it shall be law- possession, Court may, on proof of

ful for such Landlord or Agent to give proof to the Court of the holding, and of the Service of Sum- end or other determination of the tenancy, with the time or manner thereof, and, mons, issue a War- where the title of the Landlord has accrued since the letting of the Premises, the rant to enforce the right by which he claims the possession; and upon proof of service of the Summons and of the neglect or refusal of the Tenant or occupier, the Court may issue a War- rant to the Bailiff of the Supreme Court requiring and authorizing him, within not less than seven or more than ten clear days from the date of such Warrant to give possession of the Premises to such Landlord or Agent; and such warrant shall be a sufficient Authority to such Bailiff to enter upon the Premises with such assistants as he shall deem necessary, and to give possession accordingly :-Provided that no such entry be made on a Sunday, Good Friday, or Christmas Day, or except between the hours of Nine in the morning and Four in the afternoon.

same.

Provisions as to arrears of Rent.

on

Fees to be taken

Costs.

taxation

of

III. And be it further enacted and ordained, That having regard to the annual amount aforesaid where an arrear of twelve months' rent shall be due on any lands or premises, the same being reserved by lease or agreement in writing and not paid af- ter due demand, or where six months of such rent shall be in arrear and no sufficient distress on the lands or premises to satisfy such arrear, it shall be lawful for the landlord to proceed in manner aforesaid, and for the Court to make a decree for put- ting such landlord into possession, unless the rent and costs of proceedings be paid within one fortnight from the pronouncing of such decree.

IV. And be it further enacted and ordained, That in proceedings under this Or- dinance the following Fees be allowed on taxation of Costs:

Filing and entering Plaint,

0.50

Summons for Defendant and Copy,

0.50

If more than one Defendant, each additional Copy, .

0.25

Subpoena and Copy, each witness,

0.50

Hearing and Adjudication,

1.00

Every oath of party or witness,

0.50

Order for decree or dismissal, each,

0.50

Precept,

1.00

Executing precept decree or order,

Any notice required during proceedings,

Copies of any proceedings per folio,

Bailiff's Fees.

Service of Summons, subpoena order or notice, . Putting into execution any order of Court,

2.00

0.50

0.50

0.25

0.50

Attorney's Fees.

Hearing and Attendance,

10.00

W. CAINE.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 31st Day of October, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

SCHEDULE REFERRED TO IN THIS ORDINANCE.

COLONY OF HONGKONG.

TO WIT.

}

Form of Plaint.

A. B.

hereby requires entry to be made in the Summary Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of his Plaint against C. D. in the said Colony (for the said C. D.

A. B.

the possession of

withholds from the said

) being premises situated in

this Colony (or for that the said C. D. owes and refuses to pay the sum of

being rent due by the said C. D. to the said A. B.)

And the said A. B. hereby declares that the particulars hereunto annexed contain a full account of his demand against the said C. D. and thereupon he prays that the said C. D. may be summoned to attend on

at

Dated

to answer such his demand.

(Signed)

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HONGKONG.

..

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 6 of 1854.

BY the Honourable Lieutenant-Colonel WILLIAM CAINE, Lieutenant-Governor administering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED BALANCES OF THE ESTATES OF PERSONS DYING INTESTATE WITHIN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG.

[31st October, 1854.]

WHEREAS certain sums of money have been for many years past and now are lying in custody of the Officers in charge of the Public Treasure Vault of this Co- lony, which sums have been delivered to such custody by the official administrator of Intestate Estates as unclaimed Balances of certain such Estates, after full satis- faction according to scheme of division of all claims proved against such Estates, and in pursuance of the terms of Ordinance No. 6 of 1845; and whereas it is ex- pedient to dispose of such sums of money for the public use and the benefit of this Colony :

Title.

Preamble.

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by the Honorable the Lieutenant-Gover-

How Intestate nor administering the Government of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Estates are to be Council thereof, that on the expiration of six years from the date of the decease of dealt with when any Person dying Intestate, it shall be lawful for the Officer administering the Go- unclaimed for a vernment of this Colony to direct the payment of the unclaimed Balance of such period of six years. person's Estate into the hands of the Colonial Treasurer, for the general purposes of the Colony, or the transfer of such Balance to the Public Funds held by the offi- cers in charge of the Treasure Vault, so that it may be rendered available for the public purposes of the Colony; Provided always that a certificate be given by the Official Administrator of Intestate Estates showing that due advertisement has been made trator's certificate for claims against such Estate, and for claims against such Balance of such Estate, of advertisements. and that, so far as is known to such Official Administrator, no further claim can reasonably be expected against such Balance of such Estate.

II. And be it further enacted and ordained, that from and after the passing of this Ordinance all such Balances as have lain in the Treasure Vault of the Colony for a longer period than six years, shall and may be at once appropriated by the Officer administering the Government in manner aforesaid, after the production of the cer- tificate of the Official Administrator of Intestate Estates to the effect above spe- cified.

Official adminis-

How existing unclaimed

ceg

with.

Balan-

to be dealt

As to confisca-

III. And be it further enacted and ordained, that at the expiration of the fifth year of such moneys remaining unclaimed, it shall be necessary for the Official Ad- tion of unclaimed ministrator to cause advertisements to be published both in this Colony and in the

Balances. Mother Country of the deceased to the effect that if no claimant appear within twelve months to the funds in question, the Supreme Court of this Colony on motion made on that behalf by the Colonial Government will declare such funds confiscated for Colonial purposes, and that whether any claimant appear or not, the expenses attendant on such advertisements be deducted from the funds advertised.

Lodgment of un-

a chartered

IV. And be it further enacted and ordained, that it shall be lawful for the Officer administering the Government in his discretion to direct that all or any unclaimed claimed Balances Balances as aforesaid at any time previous to the expiration of six years as afore- in said, be lodged in a chartered Bank within this Colony, at such rate of interest as Bank. may be procurable, and that the amount of such interest shall be added to, and con- sidered portion of such unclaimed Balance as aforesaid.

V. And be it further enacted and ordained, that this Ordinance shall not come into Suspending clause. operation until Her Majesty's Pleasure shall be known with respect thereto.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 31st Day of October, 1854.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

In re THOMAS DELANY,-Police Constable, deceased

W. CAINE.

JOHN KINGSMILL,

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must be proved before the Official Administrator before the eleventh day of May, 1855; otherwise they will not be included in the Schemes of Division. All persons indebted to the said ESTATES are to requested to make payment to,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar, Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 4 P.M., and on Thursdays at

P.M.

Hongkong, 17th October, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Ilongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 61.

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. THE

---Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby notified that the Licenses to keep Boarding Houses for Seamen will expire on the 30th instant, and that persons desiring fresh Licenses must apply on or before Monday the 27th instant at the Harbour Master's Office, where information will be given as to the conditions under which such Licenses will be granted.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulon at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st October, 1857 cadered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,

.$96,508*

* Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

P. CAMPBELL,

Sub Manager.

Qriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st November, 1854.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

15th November, 1854.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th November. 1854.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS by the SINGAPORE

Twill be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Sunday, the 26th November, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

14th November, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

In re GEORGE NUTT,-Police Constable, deceased

HASSUN KHAU,

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OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin and all

the above parties that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT, on Friday, the twenty fourth day of November, 1854; or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

By order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

NEXT CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT will be held on WEDNESDAY, the 29th day of November, instant, at 11 o'clock A.M.

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-THE

PANY'S Steam-ship, SINGAPORE, Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on MONDAY, the 27th November, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

By order of the Court.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

In re THOMAS DELANY,-Police Constable, deceased

JOHN KINGSMILL,

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CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship-before per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 14th November, 1854.

ABDOOLAK,

BERNARD WHELEHAM, MAHOMED,

ISHMAEL.

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WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar, Official Administrator.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong,

210

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th November. 1854.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS by the SINGAPORE

Twill be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Sunday, the 26th November, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

14th November, 1854.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

In re GEORGE NUTT,-Police Constable, deceased

HASSUN KHAU,

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OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin and all

the above parties that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT, on Friday, the twenty fourth day of November, 1854; or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

By order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

NEXT CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT will be held on WEDNESDAY, the 29th day of November, instant, at 11 o'clock A.M.

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-THE

PANY'S Steam-ship, SINGAPORE, Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on MONDAY, the 27th November, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

By order of the Court.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

In re THOMAS DELANY,-Police Constable, deceased

JOHN KINGSMILL,

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CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship-before per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 14th November, 1854.

ABDOOLAK,

BERNARD WHELEHAM, MAHOMED,

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WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar, Official Administrator.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong,

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GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE in fo, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant.

be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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Hongkong, 15th November. 1854.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

His Lordship the Post Master General has directed it to be made known that in consequence of the position in which the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company find themselves placed by the withdrawal of several of their Vessels for employment in the Transport Service, and by other circumstances, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have authorized the Company to reduce, as a temporary measure, the Communication between Bombay, Point de Galle, and China, from twice a month, to once a month, on the understanding that, in lieu of the service which will thus be pended, the Company shall run a Steamer Monthly, between Calcutta and Hongkong, in connexion with the Packet reaching Calcutta from Suez about the 1st of each month, and with that leaving

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE in fo, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant.

be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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Hongkong, 15th November. 1854.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

His Lordship the Post Master General has directed it to be made known that in consequence of the position in which the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company find themselves placed by the withdrawal of several of their Vessels for employment in the Transport Service, and by other circumstances, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have authorized the Company to reduce, as a temporary measure, the Communication between Bombay, Point de Galle, and China, from twice a month, to once a month, on the understanding that, in lieu of the service which will thus be pended, the Company shall run a Steamer Monthly, between Calcutta and Hongkong, in connexion with the Packet reaching Calcutta from Suez about the 1st of each month, and with that leaving

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Calcutta for Suez, on the 8th of the month. This arrangement took effect on the 16th Instant, the Steamer which, in the ordinary course, should leave Bombay for Point de Galle, and China, on that day, having been withdrawn.

No alteration has been made in the Packet Services by which the London Mails of the 4th and 9th of the month for the Straits and China are conveyed; but the Mails for those places of the 20th and 25th of October and of every succeeding month, will for the present, be forwarded from Point de Galle via Calcutta. The Steam Vessel on the Calcutta and China line, will call at Penang and Singapore, both on the outward and the homeward Voyages. With respect to the return Mails from Hong- kong, those to be conveyed direct to Point de Galle will leave Hongkong on the 11th of the Month, as at present, but the period for despatching the Mail to be forwarded to Calcutta will be regulated so as to allow ample time for the Packet's arrival at Calcutta before the 8th of the Month.

The Company state that, although the departure of this Steamer may occasionally vary a day or two. it will. under ordinary circumstances, start from Hongkong, about the 16th or 17th of the month, and the return Packet to arrive about the 23rd of the month.

This branch Packet is put on as the best substitute which the Company can provide for the Steamer which has been withdrawn, but it is feared that perfect reliance cannot be placed on the junction with the homeward Packet at Calcutta.

Post Office, Hongkong,

20th November, 1854.

NOTICE.

By Command of the Post Master General,

THOMAS HYLAND.

ПHE next Sitting of the SUPREME COURT in its SUM- MARY JURISDICTION will be held on FRI- DAY. the first day of December, 1854, at 12 o'clock, NOON.

By order of the Court. WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

In re GEORGE NUTT,-Police Constable, deceased

HASSUN KHAN, CAREEM,

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WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar, Official Administrator.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

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[HE next GENERAL MAILS by the SINGAPORE will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Sunday, the 26th November, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

14th November, 1854.

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STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

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BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA, THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship, SINGAPORE, Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on MONDAY, the 27th November, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government; and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 14th November, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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Calcutta for Suez, on the 8th of the month. This arrangement took effect on the 16th Instant, the Steamer which, in the ordinary course, should leave Bombay for Point de Galle, and China, on that day, having been withdrawn.

No alteration has been made in the Packet Services by which the London Mails of the 4th and 9th of the month for the Straits and China are conveyed; but the Mails for those places of the 20th and 25th of October and of every succeeding month, will for the present, be forwarded from Point de Galle via Calcutta. The Steam Vessel on the Calcutta and China line, will call at Penang and Singapore, both on the outward and the homeward Voyages. With respect to the return Mails from Hong- kong, those to be conveyed direct to Point de Galle will leave Hongkong on the 11th of the Month, as at present, but the period for despatching the Mail to be forwarded to Calcutta will be regulated so as to allow ample time for the Packet's arrival at Calcutta before the 8th of the Month.

The Company state that, although the departure of this Steamer may occasionally vary a day or two. it will. under ordinary circumstances, start from Hongkong, about the 16th or 17th of the month, and the return Packet to arrive about the 23rd of the month.

This branch Packet is put on as the best substitute which the Company can provide for the Steamer which has been withdrawn, but it is feared that perfect reliance cannot be placed on the junction with the homeward Packet at Calcutta.

Post Office, Hongkong,

20th November, 1854.

NOTICE.

By Command of the Post Master General,

THOMAS HYLAND.

ПHE next Sitting of the SUPREME COURT in its SUM- MARY JURISDICTION will be held on FRI- DAY. the first day of December, 1854, at 12 o'clock, NOON.

By order of the Court. WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

In re GEORGE NUTT,-Police Constable, deceased

HASSUN KHAN, CAREEM,

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OTICE.-All CLAIMS against the above ESTATES must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR before the twenty fifth day of May, 1855; otherwise they will not be included in the schemes of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make payment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar, Official Administrator.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

TH

[HE next GENERAL MAILS by the SINGAPORE will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Sunday, the 26th November, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

14th November, 1854.

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STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

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ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA, THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship, SINGAPORE, Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on MONDAY, the 27th November, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government; and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 14th November, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 63.

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1854.

THE

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

-Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief, has this day returned to the Colony.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th November. 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Honourable C. B. Hillier, Esq., Chief Magistrate of Police, having returned to the Colony, has this day resumed the duties of his Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 25th November, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION,

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., is pleased to notify that Frederick Howe Hale, Esq., has been appointed by Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, British Vice-Consul at Foo-chow-foo.

By Order,

G. W. CAINE,

In the absence of the Offic. Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary.

Superintendency of Trade,

Hongkong, 28th November, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Act of the Imperial Parliament, applied to this Colony by the recent Ordinance No. 3. of 1854, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary、

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th November, 1854.

ANNO SEXTO & SEPTIMO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

CAP. XCVI.

AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW RESPECTING DEFAMATORY WORDS AND LIBEL.

[24th August, 1843.]

For the better Protection of private Character, and for more effectually securing the Liberty of the Press, and for better preventing Abuses in exercising the said Liberty, be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this Offer of an Apolo. present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That in any gy admissible in Action for Defamation it shall be lawful for the Defendant (after Notice in Writing Evidence in miti- of his Intention so to do, duly given to the Plaintiff at the Time of filing or deliver- gation of Damages. ing the Plea in such Action,) to give in Evidence, in mitigation of Damages, that he made or offered an Apology to the Plaintiff for such Defamation before the Com- mencement of the Action, or as soon afterwards as he had an Opportunity of doing so, in case the Action shall have been commenced before there was an Opportunity of making or offering such Apology.

Amends.

II. And be it enacted, That in an Action for a Libel contained in any public. In an Action ag- ainst a Newspaper Newspaper or other periodical Publication it shall be competent to the Defendant for Libel, the De- to plead that such Libel was inserted in such Newspaper or other periodical Public- fendant may plead ation withot actual Malice, and without gross Negligence, and that before the that it was inserted

Commencement of the Action, or at the earliest Opportunity afterwards, he inserted without Malice and without Neglect, in such Newspaper or other periodical Publication a full Apology for the said Libel, and may pay Mo- or, if the Newspaper or periodical Publication in which the said Libel appeared ney into Court as should be ordinarily published at Intervals exceeding One Week, had offered to publish the said Apology in any Newspaper or periodical Publication to be selected by the Plaintiff in such Action; and that every such Defendant shall upon filing such Plea be at liberty to pay into a Sum of Money by way of Amends for the Injury sustained by the Publication of such Libel, and such Payment into Court shall be of the same Effect and be available in the same Manner and to the Extent, and be subject to the same Rules and Regulations as to Payment of Costs and the Form of Pleading, except so far as regards the pleading of the additional Facts herein-before required to be pleaded by such Defendant, as if Actions for Libel had not been excepted from the personal Actions in which it is lawful to pay Money into Court under an Act passed in the Session of Parliament held in the Fourth Year of His late Majesty, intituled An Act for the further Amendment of the Law, and the better Advancement of Justice; and that to such Plea to such Action it shall be competent to the Plaintiff to reply generally, denying the whole of such Plea.

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III. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall publish or threaten to publish Publishing or thre any Libel upon any other Person, or shall directly or indirectly threaten to print or atening to publish publish, or shall directly or indirectly propose to abstain from printing or publish-

a Libel, or propos- ing, or shall directly or indirectly offer to prevent the printing or publishing, of any publishing any ing to abstain from Matter or Thing touching any other Person, with Intent to extort any Money or thing, with intent Security for Money, or any valuable Thing from such or any other Person, or with to extort Money, Intent to induce any Person to confer or procure for any person any Appointment punishable by Im. or Office of Profit or Trust, every such Offender, on being convicted thereof, shall hard Labour.

prisonment and be liable to be imprisoned, with or without hard Labour, in the Common Gaol or House of Correction, for any Term not exceeding Three Years: Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall in any Manner alter or affect any Law now in force in respect of the sending or Delivery of threatening Letters or Writings.

IV. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall maliciously publish any defama- False defamatory tory Libel, knowing the same to be false, every such Person, being convicted Libel punishable thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned in the Common Gaol or House of Correction by imprisonment for any Term not exceeding Two Years, and to pay such Fine as the Court shall

and Fine; award.

V. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall maliciously publish any defama- Malicious defama tory Libel, every such Person, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to Fine or tory Libel, by Im- imprisonment or both, as the Court may award, such Imprisonment not to exceed prisonment the Term of One Year.

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mation for a defa matory Libel.

VI. And be it enacted, That on the Trial of any Indictment or Information for a Proceedings upon defamatory Libel, the Defendant having pleaded such Plea as herein-after mention- the Trial of an In ed, the Truth of the Matters charged may be inquired into, but shall not amount dictment or Infor to a Defence, unless it was for the Public Benefit that the said Matters charged should be published; and that to entitle the Defendant to give Evidence of the Truth of such Matters charged as a Defence to such Indictment or Information it shall be necessary for the Defendant, in pleading to the said Indictment or Informa- tion, to allege the Truth of the said Matters charged in the Manner now required in pleading a Justification to an Action for Defamation, and further to allege that it was for the Public Benefit that the said Matters charged should be published, and the particular Fact or Facts by reason whereof it was for the Public Benefit that the said Matters charged should be published, to which Plea the Prosecutor shall be at liberty to reply generally, denying the whole thereof; and that if after such Plea the Defendant shall be convicted on such Indictment or Information it shall be competent to the Court, in pronouncing Sentence, to consider whether the Guilt of the Defendaut is aggravated or mitigated by the said Plea, and by the Evidence given to prove or to disprove the same: Provided always. that the Truth of the Matters charged in the alleged Libel complained of by such Indictment or Informa- tion shall in no Case be inquired into without such Plea of Justification: Provided Double Plea. also, that in addition to such Plea it shall be competent to the Defendant to plead

a Plea of Not guilty: Provided also, that nothing in this Act contained shall take Proviso as to Plea away or prejudice any Defence under the Plea of Not guilty which it is now com. of Not guilty in petent to the Defendant to make under such Plea to any Action or Indictment or

Civil and Criminal Information for defamatory Words or Libel,

Proceedings.

VII. And be it enacted, That whensoever, upon the Trial of any Indictment or Evidence to rebut Information for the Publication of a Libel, under the Plea of Not guilty, Evidence primâ facie Case shall have been given which shall establish a presumptive Case of Publication of Publication by against the Defendant by the Act of any other Person by his Authority, it shall be

an Agent. competent to such Defendant to prove that such Publication was made without his Authority, Consent, or Knowledge, and that the said Publication did not arise from Want of due Care or Caution on his Part.

VIII. And be it enacted, That in the Case of any Indictment or Information by On Prosecution for a private Prosecutor for the Publication of any defamatory Libel, if Judgment shall private Libel, De- be given for the Defendant, he shall be entitled to recover from the Prosecutor the fendant entitled to Costs sustained by the said Defendant by reason of such Indictment or Information;

Costs on Acquittal, and that upon a special Plea of Justification to such Indictment or Information, if the Issue be found for the Prosecutor, he shall be entitled to recover from the Defendant the Costs sustained by the Prosecutor by reason of such Plea, such Costs so to be recovered by the Defendant or Prosecutor respectively to be taxed by the proper Officer of the Court before which the said I dictment or Information is tried.

IX. And be it enacted, That wherever throughout this Act, in describing the Interpretation of Plaintiff or the Defendant, or the Party affected or intended to be affected by the Act. Offence, Words are used importing the Singular Number or the Masculine Gender only, yet they shall be understood to include several Persons as well as one Person, and Females as well as Males, unless when the Nature of the Provision or the Context of the Act shall exclude such Construction.

X. And be it enacted, That this Act shall take effect from the First Day of Commencement November next; and that nothing in this Act contained shall extend to Scotland. and Extent of Act. Frinted and Published by ROBт, STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong,

No. 64.

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE

ceased on the 21st instant. Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

N. R. Masson, Esquire, will officiate for the Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court, who has obtained leave of absence from the Colony till the 27th March next.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 2nd December, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following particulars, connected with the discovery of a Coral Reef in the Straits of Lombock, have been received through the Harbour Master from the Master of the Ship Argonaut, and are now published for general information.

Tuesday, October 1st, at 2. 30 P.M. entered the Straits of "Lombock" between Banditti Island and "Lombock;" finding that Horsburgh's chart was very incorrect, endeavoured to keep in mid- channel which, at the entrance, is not more than a mile wide.

'At 7 P.м. very moderate, Ship going 3 of a knot, grounded on a Reef of Coral and stuck fast: when we struck we were heading N.E. by N. North point of Lombock N.E. E. South point S.S. W. Banditti Island West, and Peak of Bally N. by W.

In approaching the reef the water shoals from no bottom in 72 fathoms to next cast 23 and then to 7, and, before we could get another cast the Ship was ashore."

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 4th December, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The annexed amended Schedule of Burial and Monumental Fees is published for general inform- ation.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 5th December, 1854.

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By The Honorable The Lieutenant-Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Executive Council thereof.

SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR INTERMENTS IN THE CEMETERY.

For all Graves, a Ground Fee

Grave digging extra,

Total for all Graves,

EXCEPTIONS.

Pauper funerals, expense of grave digging only,

Children under 9 years, Ground Fee

And the Grave digging extra,.

Officers, non-commissioned Officers and Privates in the British Army,

$15.00 1.32

$16.32

$ 1.32

5.00

Officers, Warrant Officers and Sailors in the British Navy,

Police Constables and their families, are exempt from Ground Fee and pay only Two Rupees

for digging grave,

All monuments of which the base exceeds 25 Superficial feet,

Monuments occupying less than this space,

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50.00 25.00

Upright head Stones, and flat Stones not occupying more space than the Grave, free,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO, Clerk of Councils.

Council Room, Victoria,

Hongkong, 2nd December, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Act of the Imperial Parliament, applied to this Colony by the recent Ordinance No. 3 of 1854, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 7th December, 1854.

ANNO SEXTO & SEPTIMO VICTORIEREGINÆ.

CAP. XXXIV.

AN ACT FOR THE BETTER APPREHENSION of certain Offenders.

[28th July 1843.]

WHEREAS it is expedient to make more effectual Provision for the Apprehen- sion and Trial of Offenders against the Law who may be in other Parts of Her Ma- jesty's Dominions than those in which their Offences were committed: Be it en- acted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament Offenders in the assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the passing of Colonies escaping this Act, if any Person charged with having committed any Offence such as is into the United herein-after mentioned against the Laws of any Part of Her Majesty's Dominions Kingdom may be there apprehend.

not being Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and against ed.

whom a Warrant shall have been issued for such Offence by any Person having

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lawful Authority to issue the same within that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions where such Offence shall have been committed, shall be in any Place within the said United Kingdom, it shall be lawful, in Great Britain, for Öne of Her Majes- ty's Principal Secretaries of State, and in Ireland, for the Chief Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to endorse his Name on such Warrant, which War- rant so endorsed shall be a sufficient Authority to the Person or Persons bringing such Warrant, and to all Persons to whom such Warrant was originally directed, and also to all Constables and other Peace Officers in that Part of the United Kingdom where the said Warrant shall be so endorsed to execute the said Warrant, by apprehending the Person against whom such Warrant is directed and to convey the said Person before a Justice of the Peace for the County or other Jurisdiction in which the supposed Offender shall be apprehended, or in Scotland either before such Justice of the Peace or before the Sheriff Depute or Substitute.

Colonies.

the

II. And to remedy the like Failure of Justice by the Escape of Persons charged For Apprehen- with having committed Offences into those Parts of Her Majesty's Dominions sion of Offenders which do not form Part of the said United Kingdom, be it enacted, That from and escaping to after the passing of this Act, if any Person charged with having committed any Offence such as is herein-after mentioned in any Part of Her Majesty's Dominions, whether or not within the said United Kingdom, and against whom a Warrant shall be issued by any Person or Persons having lawful Authority to issue the same, shall be in any other Part of Her Majesty's Dominions not forming Part of the said United Kingdom, it shall be lawful for the Chief Justice or any other Judge of Her Majesty's Superior Court of Law within that other Part of Her Ma- jesty's Dominions where such Person shall be to endorse his Name on such Warrant which Warrant so endorsed shall be a sufficient Authority to the Person or Persons bringing such Warrant, and also to all Persons to whom such Warrant was origin- ally directed, and also to all Peace Officers of the Place where the Warrant shall be so endorsed, to execute the same within the Jurisdiction of the Person by whom it shall be so endorsed, by apprehending the Person against whom such Warrant is directed, and to convey him before a Magistrate or other Person having Authori- ty to examine and commit Offenders for Trial in that Part of Her Majesty's Do-

minions.

Place where the Offence was com-

Information of

III. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for any Person duly authorized to

Offender maybe examine and commit Offenders for Trial before whom any such supposed Offen- committed to Gaol der shall be brought as aforesaid, upon such Evidence of Criminality as would jus- until he can be tify his Committal if the Offence had been committed in that Part of Her Majesty's sent back to the Dominions, to commit such supposed Offender to Prison, there to remain until he can be sent back, in manner herein-after mentioned, to that Part of Her Majesty's mitted. Dominions in which he is charged with having committed such Offence; and imme- diately upon the Committal of such Person Information thereof in Writing under the Hand of the committing Magistrate, accompanied by a Copy of the said War- Committal to be rant, shall be given, in Great Britain, to One of Her Majesty's Principal Secreta- given. ries of State, and in Ireland to the Chief Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant, and in any other Part of Her Majesty's Dominions to the Governor or acting Governor. IV. Provided always, and be it enacted, That in every such Case Copies of the

Copies of Depo- Depositions upon which the original Warrant was granted, certified under the sitions may be giv- Hand of the Person or Persons issuing such Warrant, and attested upon the Oath en in Evidence. of the Party producing them to be true Copies of the original Depositions, may be received in Evidence of the Criminality of the Person so apprehenced.

Offenders appre-

V. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful, in Great Britain, for any One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and in Ireland for the Chief Secretary hended to be sent of the Lord Lieutenant, and in any other Part of Her Majesty's Dominions for the to the Place where the Offence was Governor or acting Governor, by Warrant under his Hand and Seal, to order any committed; Person who shall have been so apprehended and committed to Gaol to be delivered into the Custody of some Person or Persons, to be named in the said Warrant, for the Purpose of being conveyed into that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions in which he is charged with having committed the Offence, and being delivered into the Custody of the Proper Authorities there, to be dealt with in due Course of Law as if he had been there apprehended, and to order that the Person so committed to Gaol be so conveyed accordingly; and if the said Person, after he shall have been so apprehended, shall escape out of any Custody to which he shall have been commit- ted as aforesaid, it shall be lawful to retake such Person, in the same Manner as any Person accused of any Crime against the Laws of that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions may be retaken upon an Escape.

may

VI. And be it enacted, That where any Person who shall have been committed if not sent within to Gaol under this Act shall not be conveyed out of that Part of Her Majesty's Two Months after Dominions in which he shall have been so committed to Gaol within Two Calen- Committal, dar Months after such Committal, over and above the Time actually required apply to be dis to convey the Prisoner from the Gaol to which he was committed by the charged. readiest Way out of that Part of Her Majesty's Dominion, it shall be lawful for any of Her Majesty's Judges in that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions in which such supposed Offender shall be in Custody, upon Application made to him or

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them by or on behalf of the Person so committed, and upon Proof made to him or them that reasonable Notice of the Intention to make such Application has been given to One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State in Great Britain, or in Ireland, to the Chief Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, or to the Gover- nor or acting Governor in any other Part of Her Majesty's Dominions, to order the Person so committed to be discharged out of Custody, unless sufficient Cause shall Persons apprehen-

be shown to such Judge or Judges why such Discharge ought not to be ordered. ded if not indicted VII. And be it enacted, That in case any Person apprehended under this Act within Six Months, shall not be indicted for the Offence for which he shall have been so apprehended or if not convicted, within the Period of Six Calender Months after his Arrival in that Part of Her may be sent back.

Majesty's Dominions in which he is charged to have committed the Offence, or if upon his Trial he shall be acquitted, it shall be lawful, in Great Britain, for One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and in Ireland for the Chief Sec- retary of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and for the Governor or acting Governor in any other Part of Her Majesty's Dominions if he shall think fit, upon the Request of the Person so apprehended, to cause such Person to be sent back, free of Cost to such Person, and with as little Delay as possible, to that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions in which he shall have been so apprehended.

Providing

for Expence of Re-

VIII. And be it enacted, That the Court before which any Person apprehended under moval of Offenders this Act shall be prosecuted or tried within the said United Kingdom may order, to the United if it shall think fit, that the Expences of apprehending and removing the Prisoner Kingdom.

from any Part of Her Majesty's Dominions not within the said United Kingdom to any Place within the said United Kingdom shall be repaid to the Person defraying the same, by the Treasurer of the County or other Jurisdiction in England or Ire- land, or by the Sheriff Depute or Substitute of the County in Scotland, in which the Offence is charged to have been committed, the Amount of such Expenses being previously ascertained by an Account thereof, verified by Production of proper Vouchers before Two Justices of the Peace of such County or other Jurisdiction, which last-mentioned Justices shall examine into the Correctness of the said Ac- count, and shall allow the same, or such Part thereof as shall to them appear just and reasonable, under their Hands and Seals; and every Treasurer, or Sheriff De- pute or Substitute, who shall pay the Amount so ascertained, shall be allowed such Payment in his Accounts respecting the Business of such County or other Jurisdiction.

Proof of the Sig- nature of the Per- son issuing the or- ginal Warrant.

ex-

IX. Provided always, and be it enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any Per- son to endorse his Name on any such Warrant, for the Purpose of authorizing the Apprehension of any Person under this Act, until it shall have been proved to him, upon Oath or by Affidavit, that the Seal or Signature upon the same is the Seal or Signature of the Person having lawful Authority to issue such Warrant whose Seal or Signature the same purports to be.

Warrant not to be endorsed,

X. Provided also, and be it enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any Person cept in Cases of to endorse his Name upon any such Warrant, for the Purpose of authorizing the Treason and Felo- Apprehension of any Person under this Act, unless it shall appear upon the Face ny, &c.

of the said Warrant that the Offence which the Person for whose Apprehension the said Warrant has been issued is charged to have committed is such that, if com- mitted within that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions where the Warrant is so en- dorsed, it would have amounted in Law to a Treason, or some Felony such as the Justices of the Peace in General or Quarter Sessions assembled have not Authority to try in England under the Provisions of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the 5 & 6 Vict.c. 38. Reign of Her Majesty, intituled An Act to define the Jurisdiction of Justices in Gene- ral and Quarter Sessions of the Peace, or unless the Depositions appear sufficient to warrant the Committal of such Person for Trial.

Act may

be amended this Ses-

XI. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act sion.

to be passed in this Session of Parliament.

In re GEORGE NUTT,—Police Constable, deceased

HASSUN KHAN,

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N OTICE.--All CLAIMS against the above ESTATES

must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR before the twenty fifth day of May, 1855; otherwise they will not be included in the schemes of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make payment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar, Official Administrator.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON; ALSO,

TH

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship, GANGES, Captain BowEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on TUESDAY, the 12th December, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 10th, SPECIE until Noon on the 11th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 11th.

at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels, and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 8th December, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong,

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE

ceased on the 21st instant. Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

N. R. Masson, Esquire, will officiate for the Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court, who has obtained leave of absence from the Colony till the 27th March next.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 2nd December, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following particulars, connected with the discovery of a Coral Reef in the Straits of Lombock, have been received through the Harbour Master from the Master of the Ship Argonaut, and are now published for general information.

Tuesday, October 1st, at 2. 30 P.M. entered the Straits of "Lombock" between Banditti Island and "Lombock;" finding that Horsburgh's chart was very incorrect, endeavoured to keep in mid- channel which, at the entrance, is not more than a mile wide.

'At 7 P.м. very moderate, Ship going 3 of a knot, grounded on a Reef of Coral and stuck fast: when we struck we were heading N.E. by N. North point of Lombock N.E. E. South point S.S. W. Banditti Island West, and Peak of Bally N. by W.

In approaching the reef the water shoals from no bottom in 72 fathoms to next cast 23 and then to 7, and, before we could get another cast the Ship was ashore."

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 4th December, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The annexed amended Schedule of Burial and Monumental Fees is published for general inform- ation.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 5th December, 1854.

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By The Honorable The Lieutenant-Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Executive Council thereof.

SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR INTERMENTS IN THE CEMETERY.

For all Graves, a Ground Fee

Grave digging extra,

Total for all Graves,

EXCEPTIONS.

Pauper funerals, expense of grave digging only,

Children under 9 years, Ground Fee

And the Grave digging extra,.

Officers, non-commissioned Officers and Privates in the British Army,

$15.00 1.32

$16.32

$ 1.32

5.00

Officers, Warrant Officers and Sailors in the British Navy,

Police Constables and their families, are exempt from Ground Fee and pay only Two Rupees

for digging grave,

All monuments of which the base exceeds 25 Superficial feet,

Monuments occupying less than this space,

0.88

50.00 25.00

Upright head Stones, and flat Stones not occupying more space than the Grave, free,

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO, Clerk of Councils.

Council Room, Victoria,

Hongkong, 2nd December, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Act of the Imperial Parliament, applied to this Colony by the recent Ordinance No. 3 of 1854, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 7th December, 1854.

ANNO SEXTO & SEPTIMO VICTORIEREGINÆ.

CAP. XXXIV.

AN ACT FOR THE BETTER APPREHENSION of certain Offenders.

[28th July 1843.]

WHEREAS it is expedient to make more effectual Provision for the Apprehen- sion and Trial of Offenders against the Law who may be in other Parts of Her Ma- jesty's Dominions than those in which their Offences were committed: Be it en- acted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament Offenders in the assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the passing of Colonies escaping this Act, if any Person charged with having committed any Offence such as is into the United herein-after mentioned against the Laws of any Part of Her Majesty's Dominions Kingdom may be there apprehend.

not being Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and against ed.

whom a Warrant shall have been issued for such Offence by any Person having

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lawful Authority to issue the same within that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions where such Offence shall have been committed, shall be in any Place within the said United Kingdom, it shall be lawful, in Great Britain, for Öne of Her Majes- ty's Principal Secretaries of State, and in Ireland, for the Chief Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to endorse his Name on such Warrant, which War- rant so endorsed shall be a sufficient Authority to the Person or Persons bringing such Warrant, and to all Persons to whom such Warrant was originally directed, and also to all Constables and other Peace Officers in that Part of the United Kingdom where the said Warrant shall be so endorsed to execute the said Warrant, by apprehending the Person against whom such Warrant is directed and to convey the said Person before a Justice of the Peace for the County or other Jurisdiction in which the supposed Offender shall be apprehended, or in Scotland either before such Justice of the Peace or before the Sheriff Depute or Substitute.

Colonies.

the

II. And to remedy the like Failure of Justice by the Escape of Persons charged For Apprehen- with having committed Offences into those Parts of Her Majesty's Dominions sion of Offenders which do not form Part of the said United Kingdom, be it enacted, That from and escaping to after the passing of this Act, if any Person charged with having committed any Offence such as is herein-after mentioned in any Part of Her Majesty's Dominions, whether or not within the said United Kingdom, and against whom a Warrant shall be issued by any Person or Persons having lawful Authority to issue the same, shall be in any other Part of Her Majesty's Dominions not forming Part of the said United Kingdom, it shall be lawful for the Chief Justice or any other Judge of Her Majesty's Superior Court of Law within that other Part of Her Ma- jesty's Dominions where such Person shall be to endorse his Name on such Warrant which Warrant so endorsed shall be a sufficient Authority to the Person or Persons bringing such Warrant, and also to all Persons to whom such Warrant was origin- ally directed, and also to all Peace Officers of the Place where the Warrant shall be so endorsed, to execute the same within the Jurisdiction of the Person by whom it shall be so endorsed, by apprehending the Person against whom such Warrant is directed, and to convey him before a Magistrate or other Person having Authori- ty to examine and commit Offenders for Trial in that Part of Her Majesty's Do-

minions.

Place where the Offence was com-

Information of

III. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for any Person duly authorized to

Offender maybe examine and commit Offenders for Trial before whom any such supposed Offen- committed to Gaol der shall be brought as aforesaid, upon such Evidence of Criminality as would jus- until he can be tify his Committal if the Offence had been committed in that Part of Her Majesty's sent back to the Dominions, to commit such supposed Offender to Prison, there to remain until he can be sent back, in manner herein-after mentioned, to that Part of Her Majesty's mitted. Dominions in which he is charged with having committed such Offence; and imme- diately upon the Committal of such Person Information thereof in Writing under the Hand of the committing Magistrate, accompanied by a Copy of the said War- Committal to be rant, shall be given, in Great Britain, to One of Her Majesty's Principal Secreta- given. ries of State, and in Ireland to the Chief Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant, and in any other Part of Her Majesty's Dominions to the Governor or acting Governor. IV. Provided always, and be it enacted, That in every such Case Copies of the

Copies of Depo- Depositions upon which the original Warrant was granted, certified under the sitions may be giv- Hand of the Person or Persons issuing such Warrant, and attested upon the Oath en in Evidence. of the Party producing them to be true Copies of the original Depositions, may be received in Evidence of the Criminality of the Person so apprehenced.

Offenders appre-

V. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful, in Great Britain, for any One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and in Ireland for the Chief Secretary hended to be sent of the Lord Lieutenant, and in any other Part of Her Majesty's Dominions for the to the Place where the Offence was Governor or acting Governor, by Warrant under his Hand and Seal, to order any committed; Person who shall have been so apprehended and committed to Gaol to be delivered into the Custody of some Person or Persons, to be named in the said Warrant, for the Purpose of being conveyed into that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions in which he is charged with having committed the Offence, and being delivered into the Custody of the Proper Authorities there, to be dealt with in due Course of Law as if he had been there apprehended, and to order that the Person so committed to Gaol be so conveyed accordingly; and if the said Person, after he shall have been so apprehended, shall escape out of any Custody to which he shall have been commit- ted as aforesaid, it shall be lawful to retake such Person, in the same Manner as any Person accused of any Crime against the Laws of that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions may be retaken upon an Escape.

may

VI. And be it enacted, That where any Person who shall have been committed if not sent within to Gaol under this Act shall not be conveyed out of that Part of Her Majesty's Two Months after Dominions in which he shall have been so committed to Gaol within Two Calen- Committal, dar Months after such Committal, over and above the Time actually required apply to be dis to convey the Prisoner from the Gaol to which he was committed by the charged. readiest Way out of that Part of Her Majesty's Dominion, it shall be lawful for any of Her Majesty's Judges in that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions in which such supposed Offender shall be in Custody, upon Application made to him or

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them by or on behalf of the Person so committed, and upon Proof made to him or them that reasonable Notice of the Intention to make such Application has been given to One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State in Great Britain, or in Ireland, to the Chief Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, or to the Gover- nor or acting Governor in any other Part of Her Majesty's Dominions, to order the Person so committed to be discharged out of Custody, unless sufficient Cause shall Persons apprehen-

be shown to such Judge or Judges why such Discharge ought not to be ordered. ded if not indicted VII. And be it enacted, That in case any Person apprehended under this Act within Six Months, shall not be indicted for the Offence for which he shall have been so apprehended or if not convicted, within the Period of Six Calender Months after his Arrival in that Part of Her may be sent back.

Majesty's Dominions in which he is charged to have committed the Offence, or if upon his Trial he shall be acquitted, it shall be lawful, in Great Britain, for One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and in Ireland for the Chief Sec- retary of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and for the Governor or acting Governor in any other Part of Her Majesty's Dominions if he shall think fit, upon the Request of the Person so apprehended, to cause such Person to be sent back, free of Cost to such Person, and with as little Delay as possible, to that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions in which he shall have been so apprehended.

Providing

for Expence of Re-

VIII. And be it enacted, That the Court before which any Person apprehended under moval of Offenders this Act shall be prosecuted or tried within the said United Kingdom may order, to the United if it shall think fit, that the Expences of apprehending and removing the Prisoner Kingdom.

from any Part of Her Majesty's Dominions not within the said United Kingdom to any Place within the said United Kingdom shall be repaid to the Person defraying the same, by the Treasurer of the County or other Jurisdiction in England or Ire- land, or by the Sheriff Depute or Substitute of the County in Scotland, in which the Offence is charged to have been committed, the Amount of such Expenses being previously ascertained by an Account thereof, verified by Production of proper Vouchers before Two Justices of the Peace of such County or other Jurisdiction, which last-mentioned Justices shall examine into the Correctness of the said Ac- count, and shall allow the same, or such Part thereof as shall to them appear just and reasonable, under their Hands and Seals; and every Treasurer, or Sheriff De- pute or Substitute, who shall pay the Amount so ascertained, shall be allowed such Payment in his Accounts respecting the Business of such County or other Jurisdiction.

Proof of the Sig- nature of the Per- son issuing the or- ginal Warrant.

ex-

IX. Provided always, and be it enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any Per- son to endorse his Name on any such Warrant, for the Purpose of authorizing the Apprehension of any Person under this Act, until it shall have been proved to him, upon Oath or by Affidavit, that the Seal or Signature upon the same is the Seal or Signature of the Person having lawful Authority to issue such Warrant whose Seal or Signature the same purports to be.

Warrant not to be endorsed,

X. Provided also, and be it enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any Person cept in Cases of to endorse his Name upon any such Warrant, for the Purpose of authorizing the Treason and Felo- Apprehension of any Person under this Act, unless it shall appear upon the Face ny, &c.

of the said Warrant that the Offence which the Person for whose Apprehension the said Warrant has been issued is charged to have committed is such that, if com- mitted within that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions where the Warrant is so en- dorsed, it would have amounted in Law to a Treason, or some Felony such as the Justices of the Peace in General or Quarter Sessions assembled have not Authority to try in England under the Provisions of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the 5 & 6 Vict.c. 38. Reign of Her Majesty, intituled An Act to define the Jurisdiction of Justices in Gene- ral and Quarter Sessions of the Peace, or unless the Depositions appear sufficient to warrant the Committal of such Person for Trial.

Act may

be amended this Ses-

XI. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act sion.

to be passed in this Session of Parliament.

In re GEORGE NUTT,—Police Constable, deceased

HASSUN KHAN,

21

22

CAREEM,

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N OTICE.--All CLAIMS against the above ESTATES

must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR before the twenty fifth day of May, 1855; otherwise they will not be included in the schemes of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make payment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar, Official Administrator.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON; ALSO,

TH

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship, GANGES, Captain BowEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on TUESDAY, the 12th December, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 10th, SPECIE until Noon on the 11th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 11th.

at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels, and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 8th December, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong,

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them by or on behalf of the Person so committed, and upon Proof made to him or them that reasonable Notice of the Intention to make such Application has been given to One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State in Great Britain, or in Ireland, to the Chief Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, or to the Gover- nor or acting Governor in any other Part of Her Majesty's Dominions, to order the Person so committed to be discharged out of Custody, unless sufficient Cause shall Persons apprehen-

be shown to such Judge or Judges why such Discharge ought not to be ordered. ded if not indicted VII. And be it enacted, That in case any Person apprehended under this Act within Six Months, shall not be indicted for the Offence for which he shall have been so apprehended or if not convicted, within the Period of Six Calender Months after his Arrival in that Part of Her may be sent back.

Majesty's Dominions in which he is charged to have committed the Offence, or if upon his Trial he shall be acquitted, it shall be lawful, in Great Britain, for One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and in Ireland for the Chief Sec- retary of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and for the Governor or acting Governor in any other Part of Her Majesty's Dominions if he shall think fit, upon the Request of the Person so apprehended, to cause such Person to be sent back, free of Cost to such Person, and with as little Delay as possible, to that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions in which he shall have been so apprehended.

Providing

for Expence of Re-

VIII. And be it enacted, That the Court before which any Person apprehended under moval of Offenders this Act shall be prosecuted or tried within the said United Kingdom may order, to the United if it shall think fit, that the Expences of apprehending and removing the Prisoner Kingdom.

from any Part of Her Majesty's Dominions not within the said United Kingdom to any Place within the said United Kingdom shall be repaid to the Person defraying the same, by the Treasurer of the County or other Jurisdiction in England or Ire- land, or by the Sheriff Depute or Substitute of the County in Scotland, in which the Offence is charged to have been committed, the Amount of such Expenses being previously ascertained by an Account thereof, verified by Production of proper Vouchers before Two Justices of the Peace of such County or other Jurisdiction, which last-mentioned Justices shall examine into the Correctness of the said Ac- count, and shall allow the same, or such Part thereof as shall to them appear just and reasonable, under their Hands and Seals; and every Treasurer, or Sheriff De- pute or Substitute, who shall pay the Amount so ascertained, shall be allowed such Payment in his Accounts respecting the Business of such County or other Jurisdiction.

Proof of the Sig- nature of the Per- son issuing the or- ginal Warrant.

ex-

IX. Provided always, and be it enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any Per- son to endorse his Name on any such Warrant, for the Purpose of authorizing the Apprehension of any Person under this Act, until it shall have been proved to him, upon Oath or by Affidavit, that the Seal or Signature upon the same is the Seal or Signature of the Person having lawful Authority to issue such Warrant whose Seal or Signature the same purports to be.

Warrant not to be endorsed,

X. Provided also, and be it enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any Person cept in Cases of to endorse his Name upon any such Warrant, for the Purpose of authorizing the Treason and Felo- Apprehension of any Person under this Act, unless it shall appear upon the Face ny, &c.

of the said Warrant that the Offence which the Person for whose Apprehension the said Warrant has been issued is charged to have committed is such that, if com- mitted within that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions where the Warrant is so en- dorsed, it would have amounted in Law to a Treason, or some Felony such as the Justices of the Peace in General or Quarter Sessions assembled have not Authority to try in England under the Provisions of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the 5 & 6 Vict.c. 38. Reign of Her Majesty, intituled An Act to define the Jurisdiction of Justices in Gene- ral and Quarter Sessions of the Peace, or unless the Depositions appear sufficient to warrant the Committal of such Person for Trial.

Act may

be amended this Ses-

XI. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act sion.

to be passed in this Session of Parliament.

In re GEORGE NUTT,—Police Constable, deceased

HASSUN KHAN,

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CAREEM,

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N OTICE.--All CLAIMS against the above ESTATES

must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR before the twenty fifth day of May, 1855; otherwise they will not be included in the schemes of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make payment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar, Official Administrator.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON; ALSO,

TH

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship, GANGES, Captain BowEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on TUESDAY, the 12th December, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 2 P. M. on the 10th, SPECIE until Noon on the 11th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 11th.

at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels, and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 8th December, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong,

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No. 65.

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE

NIE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations. Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 11th December, 1854.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 30th November, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,..

$111,764*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

ADAM BURNES,

P. Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st December, 1854.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

R. RIENALCKER, Colonial Treasurer.

6th December, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that the Government Rents due for the current half year will be payable on the 25th instant, and for twenty one days following.

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria,

Hongkong, 16th December, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th August, 1854.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Act of the Imperial Parliament, applied to this Colony by the recent Ordinance No 3 of 1854, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th December, 1854.

Witnesses not to

ANNO SEXTO & SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

CAP. LXXXV.

AN ACT FOR IMPROVING the Law of EVIDENCE.

[22d August 1843.]

WHEREAS the Inquiry after Truth in Courts of Justice is often obstructed by Incapacities created by the present Law, and it is desirable that full Information as to the Facts in Issue, both in Criminal and in Civil Cases, should be laid before the Persons who are appointed to decide upon them, and that such Persons should exercise their Judgment on the Credit of the Witnesses adduced and on the Truth of their Testimony: Now therefore be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the be excluded from Authority of the same, That no Person offered as a Witness shall hereafter be ex- giving Evidence cluded by reason of Incapacity from Crime or Interest from giving Evidence, either by Incapacity from in Person or by Deposition, according to the Practice of the Court, on the Trial Crime or Interest. of any Issue joined, or of any Matter or Question or on any Inquiry arising in any Suit, Action or Proceeding, Civil or Criminal, in any Court, or before any Judge, Jury, Sheriff, Coroner, Magistrate, Officer, or Person having, by Law or by Con- sent of Parties, Authority to hear, receive and examine Evidence; but that every Person so offered may and shall be admitted to give Evidence on Oath, or solemn Affirmation in those Cases wherein Affirmation is by Law receivable, notwithstand- ing that such Person may or shall have an Interest in the Matter in question, or in the Event of the Trial of any Issue, Matter, Question, or Injury, or of the Suit, Action or Proceeding in which he is offered as a Witness, and notwithstanding that such Person offered as a Witness may have been previously convicted of any Crime or Offence: Provided that this Act shall not render competent any Party to any Suit, Action, or Proceeding individually named in the Record, or any Lessor of the Plaintiff, or Tenant of Premises sought to be recovered in Ejectment, or the Landlord or other Person in whose Right any Defendant in Replevin may make Cognizance, or any Person in whose immediate and individual Behalf Not to repeal may be brought or defended, either wholly or in part, or the Husband or Wife of any Action any Provision in 7 such Persons respectively; provided also, that this Act shall not repeal any Provi- W. 4. & 1 Vict. c, sion in a certain Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty and in the First Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act for the Amendment of the Laws with respect to In Courts of Wills: Provided that in Courts of Equity any Defendant to any Cause pending Equity Defendant.

ay be examined in any such Court may be examined as a Witness on the Behalf of the Plaintiff on behalf of the or of any Co-defendant in any such Cause, saving just Exceptions; and that any Plaintiff or any Interest which such Defendant so to be examined may have in the Matters or any Co-defendant, &c. of the Matters in question in the Cause shall not be deemed a just Exception to the Testimony of such Defendant, but shall only be considered as affecting or tend- ing to affect the Credit of such Defendant as a Witness.

26.

Peviso.

In legal Pro- ceedings not nc-

II. And be it enacted, That wherever in any legal Proceedings whatever legal cessary to state Proceedings may be set out, it shall not be necessary to specify that any partic- that Jurors hal ular Persons who acted as Jurors had made Affirmation instead of Oath, but it made Affirmation. may be stated that they served as Jurymen, in the same Mauner as if no Act had

passed for enabling Persons to serve as Jurymen without Oath.

As to Suits com- III. And be it enacted, That nothing in this Act shall apply to or affect any menced before passing this Act. Suit, Action, or Proceeding brought or commenced before the passing of this Act,

Not to extend IV. And be it enacted, That nothing in this Act shall extend to Scotland,

to Scotland.

steam

NOTICE.

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PEMINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION

THE REARY' steamer LADY MARY WOOD, Capt.

THOMAS TOWNSEND, will leave on TUESDAY, the 19th

In re GEORGE NUTT,-Police Constable, deceased

HASSUN KHAN, CAREEM,

December, at 2 P.M. for SINGAPORE, PENANG, and CALCUTTA, NO

taking HER MAJESTY'S MAILS, PASSENGERS, SPECIE, and CARGO for the above places, and also with HER MAJESTY'S MAIL only for BOMBAY, MADRAS, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, and SOUTH-

AMPTON.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 18th instant.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 15th December, 1854.

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OTICE.-All CLAIMS against the above ESTATES before the twenty fifth day of May, 1855; otherwise must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR they will not be included in the schemes of Division. to make payment to All persons indebted to the said Estates are requested

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar, Official Administrator.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 66.

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant. in for the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In pursuance of a resolution by the Honorable the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, a new valuation of house property in this Colony will be made for the purpose of Police assessment.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th December, 1854.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Shipping & wo

The Master of the Sardinian Schooner Sofia reports discovery, on the 27th ultimo, of a reef in latitude 8° 6' N. longitude 154° 18′ E. of Greenwich-stretching about 7 Miles from E. to W. and nearly 2 miles from N. to S.-sea breaking all along the N. side,-at intervals only, on the S.-On the E. part of reef out of water-at Half a mile's distance from this E. part, no bottom at 45 fathoms. The reef is not laid down in Hobbs' Chart of 1850, with additions to 1852-but Mr. Tortello, master of the Sofia, has every reason to trust in the correctness of his Chronometers and the exact- ness of the longitude.

A wreck was visible on the reef.

The above particulars are made known for general information.

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yage

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 18th December, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th Angust, 1854.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that the Government Rents due for the current half year will be payable on the 25th instant, and for twenty one days following.

• Colonial Treasury Victoria,

Hongkong. 16th December, 1854.

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Act of the Imperial Parliament, applied to this Colony by the recent Ordinance No. 3 of 1854, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th December, 1854.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

ANNO SEPTIMO & OCTAVO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

CAP. LXII.

7 W. 4. & 1 Vict.

c. 89.

AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW AS TO BURNING FARM BUILDINGS.

[6th August, 1844.] WHEREAS by an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of Her Majesty, intituled An Act to amend the Laws relating to burning or destroying Buildings and Ships, it is enacted, that whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any House, Stable, Coach-house, Outhouse, Warehouse, Office, Shop, Mill, Malt- house, Hop-oast, Barn, or Granary, or to any Building or Erection used in carry- ing on any Trade or Manufacture, or any Branch thereof, whether the same or any of them respectively shall then be in the Possession of the Offender, or in the Possession of any other Person, with Intent thereby to injure or defraud any Person, shall be guilty of Felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for the Term of the natural Life of such Offender, or for any Term not less than Fifteen Years, or to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Three Years; but it hath been doubted whether the Provisions of the recited Act extend to the Offence of unlawfully and maliciously setting fire to any Hovel or Shed not being appendant to any House: Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Setting fire to Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That whoever shall any Farm Build- unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any Hovel, Shed, or Fold, or to any Farm ing. Building, or any Building or Erection used in farming Land, whether the same or any of them respectively shall then be in the Possession of the Offender, or in the Possession of any other Person, with Intent thereby to injure or defraud any Person, shall be guilty of Felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for the Term of the natural Life of such Offender, or for any Term not less than Fifteen Years, or to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Three Years.

Setting fire to Farm Produce or Implements Farm Buildings.

in

II. And be it enacted, That whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any Hay, Straw, Wood, or other Vegetable Produce being in any Farm House or Farm Building, or to any Implement of Husbandry being in any Farm House or Farm Building, with Intent thereby to set fire to such Farm House or Farm building, and to injure or defraud any Person, shall be liable to the Pains and Penalties of unlawfully and maliciously setting fire to the said Farm House or Farm Building with Intent thereby to injure or defraud such Person.

III. And be it enacted, That every Male Person under the Age of Eighteen Males under 18 Years who shall be convicted of any Ŏffence under this Act shall be liable, at the Years of Age may Discretion of the Court before which he shall be convicted, in addition to any dition to any other be whipped in ad- other Sentence which may be passed upon him, to be publicly or privately whip- Sentence. ped, in such Manner, and as often, not exceeding thrice, as the Court shall direct. IV. And be it enacted, That this Act shall be deemed a Part of the recited Act.

V. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act to be passed in this Session of Parliament.

Act deemed Part of recited Act.

Act may be a- mended this Ses- sion.

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NOTICE.

THE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME THE

COURT will be held on FRIDAY, the 29th day of December, 1854, at the hour of 11 o'clock, in the FORE- NOON.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Offig. for the Acting Registrar.

THE

NOTICE.

HE next Sitting of the SUPREME COURT in its SUM- MARY JURISDICTION will be held on FRIDAY, the 5th day of January, 1855, at the hour of 12 o'clock.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Offig. for the Acting Registrar.

Printed and Published by ROBT. STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

W. CAINE.

By Order,

PROCLAMATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

BY The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine administering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong and its dependencies.

WHEREAS the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen conveyed through The Right Honorable The Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies have been received, approving and confirming Ordinance No. 1 of 1854, entitled An Ordinance to raise an additional Police Rate :- Now therefore it is hereby declared that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong,

this 28th day of December, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to the Government Notification of 9th January 1846, it is hereby made known that with a view to the Prevention of the spread of Fire within the City of Victoria, the following regulations under which Verandahs are permitted to be built over the foot-paths will in future be strictly enforced, and the Surveyor General has received orders accordingly.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th December, 1854.

Regulations under which Verandahs may be constructed in the City of Victoria, projecting over or supported upon any Road, Street, or Public Thoroughfare the property of the Crown.

Verandahs upon the Queen's Road extending from Holliwood Road, Taipingshan to the Albany Godowns may be supported upon stone or timber Pillars which shall not be more than 12 inches square, and so that a passage of not less than 8 feet 6 inches may be kept clear for the public be- tween the wall of the house or premises and the inside face of the support or Pillar which shall range in an uniform manner with the edge or curb stone of the foot path.

The height of the Pillars shall not be less than 11 feet, upon which the joisting forming the floor of the Verandah may be placed, which is to be ceiled in the usual manner with planking, trellis work

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GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

W. CAINE.

By Order,

PROCLAMATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

BY The Honorable Lieutenant-Colonel William Caine administering the Government of the Colony of Hongkong and its dependencies.

WHEREAS the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen conveyed through The Right Honorable The Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies have been received, approving and confirming Ordinance No. 1 of 1854, entitled An Ordinance to raise an additional Police Rate :- Now therefore it is hereby declared that the said Ordinance has been so approved and confirmed as aforesaid.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong,

this 28th day of December, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to the Government Notification of 9th January 1846, it is hereby made known that with a view to the Prevention of the spread of Fire within the City of Victoria, the following regulations under which Verandahs are permitted to be built over the foot-paths will in future be strictly enforced, and the Surveyor General has received orders accordingly.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th December, 1854.

Regulations under which Verandahs may be constructed in the City of Victoria, projecting over or supported upon any Road, Street, or Public Thoroughfare the property of the Crown.

Verandahs upon the Queen's Road extending from Holliwood Road, Taipingshan to the Albany Godowns may be supported upon stone or timber Pillars which shall not be more than 12 inches square, and so that a passage of not less than 8 feet 6 inches may be kept clear for the public be- tween the wall of the house or premises and the inside face of the support or Pillar which shall range in an uniform manner with the edge or curb stone of the foot path.

The height of the Pillars shall not be less than 11 feet, upon which the joisting forming the floor of the Verandah may be placed, which is to be ceiled in the usual manner with planking, trellis work

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or plaster to suit the taste of the builder, and the thoroughfare under the same is to be kept free from any obstruction whatsoever, that the Public may not be incommoded thereby.

The Verandahs either upon the ground floor or upper stories shall be enclosed in no other manner than by Venetians at the upper portions of the pillars, for a depth of not more than 5 feet, or so as to leave a clear space of 7 feet six inches from the floor to the under side of the same.

These Verandahs upon any story shall not be used as Bath-rooms, Water-closets, nor for any purpose whatsoever whereby the Public may be inconvenienced.

The Verandahs projecting over any other street or Thoroughfare than the Queen's Road can only be supported from the walls of the premises adjoining. The floor shall not be less than 10 feet in the clear from the surface of the footpath, and the projection is to be equal to the width of the same, and on no account will permission be given to enclose any portion except in the manner detailed before for the Queen's Road.

The work is to be executed in a neat and substantial manner and to the perfect satisfaction of the Surveyor-General, who may at any time stop the progress of the work if he considers the same any infringement upon the foregoing regulations; and any person who wilfully neglects to make such alterations or amendments as the said Surveyor General may direct will be liable to the pen- alties described in Ordinance No. 14 of 1845. Sec: 5.

Any further information with regard to the width of the Verandahs in any street or Thoroughfare or upon any other matter connected therewith may be obtained upon a written application to the Surveyor General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that the Government Rents due for the current half year will be payable on the 25th instant, and for twenty one days following.

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury Victoria,

Hongkong. 16th December, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th Angust, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Act of the Imperial Parliament, applied to this Colony by the recent Ordinance No. 3 of 1854, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 27th December, 1854.

ANNO OCTAVO & NONO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

CAP. XLVII.

AN ACT FOR THE FURTHER PREVENTION OF THE OFFENCE oF Dog Stealing.

[21st July, 1845.]

WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of His Majesty & 8 G. 4. c. 29. King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws in England relative to Larceny, and other Offences connected therewith, certain Provisions were made for the Prevention of Dog Stealing: And whereas it is expedient, for the further Prevention of the said Offence, that the Provisions of the said recited Act, so far as relates to Dog Stealing, and to dealing with the Of-

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fenders in respect to the said Offence, shall be repealed:

repealed.

Be it therefore enacted Certain Provi- by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the sions of recited Act Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act the said Provisions, so far as aforesaid, shall be repealed.

Punishment for

First Offence.

II. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall steal any Dog, every such Of- fender shall be deemed guilty of a Misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof before stealing Dogs: any Two or more Justices of the Peace shall for the First Offence, at the Discretion of the said Justices, either be committed to the Common Gaol or House of Cor- rection, there to be imprisoned only or be imprisoned and kept to hard Labour for any Term not exceeding Six Calendar Months, or shall forfeit and pay, over and above the Value of the said Dog, such Sum of Money, not exceeding Twenty Pounds, as to the said Justices shall seem meet; and if any Person so convicted shall afterwards be guilty of the said Offence, every such Offender shall be guilty of an indictable Misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable to suffer such Punishment, by Fine or Imprisonment, with or without hard Labour, or by both, as the Court in its Discretion shall award, provided such Imprisonment do not exceed Eighteen-Months.

Second Offence.

III. And be it enacted, That if any Dog, or the Skin thereof, shall be found in Penalty for hav- ing Possession of the Possession or on the Premises of any Person by virtue of any Search Warrant, stolen Dogs, or of to be granted as is hereafter in that Behalf provided, the Justice by whom such their Skins: Search Warrant was granted may restore the same to the Owner thereof, and the Person in whose Possession or on whose Premises the same shall be so found such Person (knowing that the Dog has been stolen, or that the Skin is the Skin of a stolen Dog,) shall, on Conviction before any Two or more Justices of the Peace, be liable for the First Offence to pay such Sum of Money, not exceeding Twenty Pounds, as to the Justices shall seem meet; and if any Person so convicted shall be afterwards guilty of the said Offence, every such Offender shall be deemed guilty of a Misdemeanor, and punishable accordingly.

First Offence.

Second Offence.

fences against this

Act.

Penalty for com- IV. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall publicly advertise or offer a Reward for the return or Recovery of any Dog which shall have been stolen or lost, pounding for Of and shall in such Advertisement use any Words purporting that no Questions will be asked, or shall make use of any Words in any public Advertisement purporting that a Reward will be given or paid for any Dog which shall have been stolen or lost without seizing or making any Inquiry after the Person producing such Dog, every such Person shall forfeit the Sum of Twenty-five Pounds for every such Offence to any Person who will sue for the same, by Action of Debt, to be recovered with full Costs of Suit.

Offenders.

V. And be it enacted, l'hat any Person found committing any Offence punish- Apprehension of able either upon summary Conviction or upon Indictment by virtue of this Act may be immediately apprehended without a Warrant by any Police Officer, or by the Owner of the Dog, with respect to which the Offence shall be committed, or by his Servant or any Person authorized by him, and forthwith taken before some neigh- bouring Justice of the Peace to be dealt with according to Law; and if any credible Witness shall prove upon Oath before a Justice of the Peace a reasonable Cause to suspect that any Person has in his Possession or on his Premises any stolen Dog, such Justice may grant a Warrant to search for such Dog; and any Person to whom any Dog shall be offered to be sold or delivered, if he shall have reasonable Cause to suspect that such Dog has been stolen, is hereby authorized, and, if in his Power, is required to apprehend and forthwith to convey before a Justice of the Peace the Party offering the same, together with such Dog, to be dealt with ac- cording to Law.

VI. And be it enacted, That any Person who shall corruptly take any Money or Reward directly or indirectly under pretence or upon account of aiding any Person to recover any Dog which shall have been stolen, or which shall be in the Possession of any Person not being the Owner thereof, shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and punishable accordingly.

Penalty for re- ceiving Money to restore stolen Dogs.

Offenders may

admitted to Bail.

VII. And be it enacted, That any Justice may, if he shall think fit, remand for further Examination, or may suffer to go at large, with or without Sureties, upon be remanded, or his personal Recognizance, any Person who shall be charged before him with any Offence or Misdemeanor punishable by this Act, whether the same be punishable by summary Conviction or as an indictable Misdemeanor.

If Penalties not

VIII. And be it enacted, That in every Case of summary Conviction under this paid Justices to Act where the Sum which shall be forfeited for the Value of any Dog as is herein- commit, Offenders. before provided, or which shall be imposed as a Penalty by the Justices, shall not be paid either immediately after the Conviction or within such Period as the Justices shall at the Time of the Conviction appoint, it shall be lawful for the convicting Justices to commit the Offender to the Common Gaol or House of Cor- rection, there to be imprisoned only or imprisoned and kept to hard Labour for any Term not exceeding Two Calendar Months where the Amount of the Sum forfeited, or of the Penalty imposed, or of both (as the Case may be,) together with the Costs, shall not exceed Five Pounds, and for any Term not exceeding Four Calendar Months where the Amount, with Costs, shall not exceed Ten Pounds, and for any Terms not exceeding Six Calendar Months in any other Case, the Commit- ment to be determinable in each of the Cases aforesaid upon Payment of the Amount end Costs.

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POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. HE next GENERAL MAILS will be closed at 6

10th January

Proximo, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following forenoon between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

29th December, 1854.

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Services in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1854.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hong- kong.